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VOLUME 11 NUMBER 128. THE PRESENT CITY HALL FOR $25,00 The Offer Will be Made Council Tonight. ; The Building, Site, Cost Commissioners Again Need Money to Pay Salaries. A letter from the American Cereal Co. offering to soil the prp&ent City Hall to the city far $25,000 will bo lead at tlio apeclul meeting of tbe Council tonight The building alone cost $03,000 at a tlruo when labor and nutciial weic much cheaper than now. The price offered, $25,000, Is for the site and grounds as well as the building. This information was given tbe Democrat this afternoon by a city official. It will bo pointed out that with the $15,000 tho city now has on hand, the No Money For The Board of City Commissioners is In a quandry. It is confronted by a condition, which has two outlets, but which of these, to take is what makes the situation perplexing. One of tho outlets'- is the dismissal of a number of members of the Police and Firo de partments, the other is the issuing of bonds. "We must do something," said Pres ident Houser, "because wo cannot O. K. bills unless we have money to pay them." The situation was forced to a climax by tho increasing of tho salaiies of the police and ilremen. This was done In accordance with a special act of legis lature and tho Board and Council claim that they were told by tho Solicitor Es gate that there was no escape from obeying the 'law, as It became opera thc Sept. 1. n By the increase in salaries tho Tollco and Fire, funds will both be overdrawn heavily each year. Under the old sal ary law, it was possible to make both ends meet, but at the present rate the Police fund will be overdrawn to the amount of not less than $0,000 a year, and the overdraft of tho Flro fund will also be heavy. "We know this," said President Houser, of the Board, "and submitted questions 'to Solicitor Esgato which b! ought fiom htm a written opinion to ihc effect that the salary law would become operathe, aven though It' were not oppiovpd by the Board or an or dinance Including It passed by Council. This left us positively nothing to do." City Commissioner Scybold said: "Tho Boord icallxes the serlousncps of tlui condition, nnd admits that it will be necessary to either dismiss a number of employes from the Police and Tiro departments, or Issue bonds. It may nlso be necessary to reduce tho number of are lights on tho streets. Teachers Were Forced To Dig Their Own Graves San Francisco, Sept 17.Tho first details of tho murdpr of Ernest He ger, Lewis Tliomtts, Clyde O. France and John E. Wells, American school teachers at Cuba, P, I., on June 11, fliavo Just been received by mail. Mutco Lugn, formerly an Insurgent general, but now a lieutenant in tho United States constabulary, agreed to go out and get news. He preteuded to bo a deserter and made his way to tho camp of tho bandit leader Tabotadada. Luga found the latter, but tho leader suspected him and In a quarrel ho drew a silver mouuted revolver that T4uga Identified as bolonglnK to Wells. Luga rushed at him nnd, escaping the AKBON DAILY Exclusive of $65,000. pioceeds of tho sale of the old City Building site, only $10,000 would bo needed to complete the purebnso price. Tho city is now paying a rental of $2,000 a year for the City Hall. By tho expenditures of a few thousands of dollars the building could bo made a fine one inside as it is outside. Thcro is no mare substantial structure In tho city. Tho Ameilenn Cereal Co. is willing to sell at a great sacrifice bo cnuso it lias no Ube whatever for tho building. It is conceded that u now City Hall if built by the city will' cost pot less than $150,000. , . - Higher Salaries Tho present Board has aimed to be as economical as possible, and believes that it cannot honestly he accused of being otbccw'lse. We objected to In creasing the salaries at tills time, but the opinion of the Solicitor was that the law' made It impossible for us to avoid It." Solicitor Esgato on Wednes day morning requested ja pri vate meeting with the Commlsslon eis. It was so prlvato that Coun cilman Amundson was even ordered fiom the room. After tho meeting, PieMdent Houser said that thQ Solici tor had explained his position fuither. A special meeting of Council has been called for this evening to consider the financial questions of tho city and also to discuss further the question of a site for the new City Hall. In speaking of the financial condition of tho city, Commissioner Soybold said: "It Is Indeed a delicate ques tiondelicate for a great many reasons. Wo have no desire tf publicly criticise our predecessors f-t their nrtiniulstru tloii of affairs, bui nTtfrtholes. It m true that tho prer-ent Board In obliged to reap a great nmiiy vntugs that were sown by former He .tfs. "Another thing that suggests itself to me, Is that very little criticism Is cer passed upon tho Board of Educa tion, which also handles tho people's money. For Instance, t.ho building of the Lane school In a swamp was a very bad thing, which ought to have been noIded, and which oughfnot to have been hard to a old. It will cost in tho neighborhood of $20,000 to make up 'or lids lock of foresight. However, I do not wish to appear as trying to es cape from a hard proposition by blam ing otheis for creating it. Vo will meet the present condition fairly and squoiely, but hope (he public will co operate wiln r.s In fcolvlng it." bandit's fke, shot Tabotadada dead. Lugavfound a gold watch) fiejd glass es and other articles belonging to tho missing teachers. Ho also biought in a native who told of the murder nnd led searchers to the grayes. 'It seems that eight Ladrones captur ed the teachers, stripped theni and then actually mado them dig their own giuves. Heger and Thomfts wore mado to stand by tho graves mid wfcro shot, falling In' the holes, Wells and Franco tried to run but wue shot; down and tumbled Into tho graves with their companions. Thrco mon whq were in the Ladrone parly Tvero captured nnd made to carry! -their victims bodies to Cebux AKRON, OHIO, WEDNESDAY EVENING, to FORAKER WILL VISIT PORTO RICO Cincinnati, O., Sept. 17. Senator Joseph B. "Forakor will make a trip to Porto Rico about tho middle of No vember and Is making preparations for a Journey that will take in nearly ev .cry part of that country. Immediately after the election in November Senator Poraker will leave for Porto Rico where he is regaided in tho light of being the father of the country owing to the legislation ho secured for tho island. Tho trip will occupy some tlmo. , INSULTS Drove Alcorn Office. From Barberton Is Without a City Engineer. (Special Correspondence.) Barberton, Sept. 17. The city of Barberton Is without an engineer. Harry Alcorn, who has been City En gineer for several years, has abandon ed the position owing to tho repeated insults heaped upon him by the City Council. He is now In Mississippi, where he Is employed by the Grady McFarlln Construction Co. Upon his return be will be In the employ of tho Barberton Land Co., and will lay out and do tho grading for the new allot ment of Mr. Wm. A. Johnston la East Barberton. PIQUE May Have Caused Withdrawal Of the Gentleman From Iowa. Burton Talked of as Henderson's Successor. Washington, Sept 17. The with drawal of Speaker Henderson, of lawn, from the Congressional race has caused a great sensation here. It Is generally believed that he with drew in a moment of pique but that ho will not reconsider. The belief Is growing that Theodore Burton, of Cleveland, will succeed him ns speak' er Des Moines, Iowa, Sept. 17. Speak er Henderson, whose decision not to stand for re-election to Congress has created a political sensation of de cades, lefuses to reconsider tho step he has taken. The announcement Is contained In a telegraphic answer to a request wiled him by Lafe Young and S. W. Rathbun. After saying that his decision not to make the race Is final, ho says: "I cannot nc quiesco In administering free trade poison to cure tho trust evil, which I abhor." JUDGE MARVIN Was' Secretary of the Circuit Judges' Meeting. Columbus, O., Septi 17. Tho Circuit Judges of tho State, at their annual session In this city, elected Judgo John O. Hale, of Cleveland, Chief Justice, and Judgo U. L. Mavj-ln, of Akron, secretary. One of tho rules was amended to provide Unit a successful litigant must piepaie the Journal en try within ten days after tho Judg ment Instead of within 24 hours. The othon sldo hen has f lvo days in which I to examine tbe proposed entry. Hln(llHIIIIIIIIIIIIHIHHtMH t'U M M t t M f t ' V X I A Special Council t Thexo will be a special meeting of Counctt, this- evening, at 7:30, for further discussion of the City Hall site quostion and for the purpose of trying to And some way out of the present financial difficulties of the city. A battle royal (a expected over the site question, as it is understood that both sides la the Coun cil have had the word passed among their friends to bo on hand. As tho matter was left Monday evening, Council was divided equally, eight members voting in favor of the resolution to buy tho site at the corner of B uchtel n. e. and Main st, and tho other eight voting for an amendment providing for the purchase of the Schumacher propertyf,on South High st, north of tho plant of tho, Akron Laundry J3o. r "'" " ' ' ' I f ' tHHtlH"immnlHMIHMIIH)HmMHM'ttHl jm TWO.MACSi They Stick Together In Private Life Same as In Public. " By a coincident, ex-Clty Commis sioners McGarry and McMillen will have another season of toll together. Mr. McGarry has been awarded tho contract for the brick -work for the now block to be erected on South Main st, byKraus, Kirn & Co., and Mr. Mc Millen will be Identified with the car penter work. BANDITS IDEA Of a Christian Citizen Cole Younger Gave Preachers Some Pointers. St. Paul, Sept. 17.-Cole Younger, the famous retired bandit, smilllng, blue eyed and mild of voice, was a feature on the program of tho Min ister's association's meeting Tuesday as the guest of the Rev. C. A. Cressy. Younger sat quiet, holding his trig gor finger on a hjinn book until Mr. Cressy hod read a paper entitled, "What Is Man?" The gist of Younger'a argument might hao been "The Man Stren uous." "To my mind," said he, "a man ought to be a man, wbatecr he's try ing to do. If he's in a Christian lay out, he ought to play his cauls straight from the sahation deck. If there's any crooked work In the deal It hurts the house, Just as much as it hurts blm. It's up to him to spot a sinner 'whenever ho shows his head. A fair field has no favorites. That's the best any man ought to expect. If ho can not take caio of himself with his own ,weapon ho don't deserve to be saved, 'and he won't bo, nohow.'' One More Unfortunate, Morrison Powers was fined $1 nnd costs by Justice Hoffman for cling ing to I'rle trains. Ho was given ?1 and costs, and in default of payment was sent to the county Jail. THE WEATHER: y WARMERS, SHOWERS DAY? THUBS. DEMOCRAT. SEPTEMBER 17, 1902. Tax Collectors as Meeting Tonight f IN BED But Shoes, Still on His Feet, Alleged Assailant of Two Girls Was Found. Father of Children Swears Kill the Fellow. to ' Hamilton, 0.,'Sept 17. An attempt at murder was inado last night on Hat tie, aged Ave, and Stella, aged six, rinntrhtprs of Oharlcs H. Motzer. A stranger met them on tho street, and upon the promise of -buying them candy, enticed them' Into an alley. While passing through the alley Stella tried to get away from him, when he grasped Jioth children "by the throats and dragged them to a vacant lot over grown with high weeds. He then struck Hattie on the head; with n blunt instrument and threw her into the weeds while he Inflicted a fearful wound on Stella's lieal with a knife. As he did this Stella jerked away from him and ran screaming to hpr uncle, Gottlelb Mother, who gave tho nlarm Blo'dhounds were put on the trail, and stopped (u "front of tho residence of .Too Roth, 35, who lives with his parents. The dogs were taken back and followed the spent a second time nnd stopped again at the Roth home. The officers tljcn knocked for admls sion and the ilps wnt-to a bed room on tho second floor, where Jos. Roth wns found In. Bed with his shoes on. Ho was placed under anest and locked up. nis arrest has created excitement, There Is more to fear from the father than any lynching parly. The father declares that ho will kill the man. Won't Do So Any More. George Phillips was brought before Squire Hoffman, this morning, by Marshal Little, charged with stealing coal from an Erie freight par. He pleaded guilty nnd was fined ?1 and costs. Tacks Distributors. DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY Will be Elected by the People, the House Committee Agrees, (Special Correspondence.) Columbus, O., Sept. 17. The session" of the Select comnritteo of the House Tuesday was more a. series of spell binders than a conference on the mu nicipal code. The committee quit business Monday night in the midst of. one section and, all it was? able to do Tuesday was to complete that one. The deliberation started off in spon taneous bursts of eloquence and np parenUy each member of the commit tee felt called upon to show? what be could do in the way of oratory. The trouble at the beginning of the session was over a motion by Mr. Denman, of Lucas county, to placo tho department of Public Safety in tbe hands of a director unless Coun cil, by resolution or otherwise, should decide that this work should be pjaced in the hands of a board of thrco. Af ter long and spirited debates this mo tion was defeated. Immediately after tbe noon recess Mr. Guerln. moed to further amend tho Nash code by providing that the director of Public Safety bo appointed by tbe Mayor. Tho motion had, hard ly been seconded when Mr. Cole moved that this motion be amended so as to provide that the director should bo elected. Mr. Williams came back with still another plan to preserve tho Cincinnati board under plea of getting the Fire and Police depart ments away from the local -influences in politics. He wanted the committee to provide that tho Governor should appoint a commission of four as a Police Boaid and four others as a Fire Board. In the brief discussion which followed, Mr. Cole asked Mr. Williams If Cincinnati has. not now a board appointed by the Governor. "Ves, sir, -no have," replied Mr. Williams. "Is this board free from local poli tics now." asked Mr. Cole. "Absolutely fiee from all local po litical Influences," said Mr. Williams, but he could not restrain the smile which spread across his face as ho saw or felt that every person in tho room was thinking of George B. Cos. Mr. Williams' motion received but two votes, his own and that of Mr, Sllberborg, also of Cincinnati. Then Mr. Prico moved that the directors of Public Safety bo appointed by the Gov ernor, but this motion lecelved but one vote, that of Mr. Price. Finally tho committee pormltted it self to drift back to tho first amend' SPIELLMANS Held Annual Reunion fn Northampton, The annual reunion of the Splellman family was held in Northampton township Sunday. It was attended iby 70 people. The usual big dinner $ PRICE ONE CENT. ment to tho Guerln motion and this was carried. Tbe original' motion 'was also carried and a vote to reconsider, made by Mr. Hypes of Springfield, for purposes of sealing, was lost so that the committee is on record on.tho most Important section of tho whole Nash code, that the departments of. fire and police are to beumler tho " control of a director of public safety and that this officer is to be elected by the people. As soon as this question was dis posed of It was decided to adjonra foe the day so that the sob commlttaea might be given on opportunity to wort on the sections and subjects Matgrjad to them. The Judiciary committee imfl in -doubt about the matte? ot poJtce courts In cities and asked for Jpfltroo tions. It was given to understand that it is the sense of tho Select com mltteo that all cHles having a popfta ton of 30,000 or over, are to have sep arate police cotirta. Other cities and towns will have a Mayor's court. While tho debates upon th different proposed amendments in Select com mittee were somewhat tedious and largely technical, they were listened to with marked attention by the mem-, berg of the committee and as many, spectators as the room would accom modate The efforts of Messrs. Price, Guerin, Bracken and WilHs were free ly commented upon aa being especially able and each carried great weight and much Influence in the committee. For five hours tbo Senate was a for um foe debate in which political ran cor permeated every address. Politics was injected into the dlscnesioa Im mediately after tho Senate convened)' in the morning. i Charges of secret caucuses yen' made by members on both sides and aa quickly refuted. There is no denyins tho fact that politics had at'Iast made Its appearance in the codecon-' sideration, and while both sides pub licly deprecated Its appearance yfet covertly each was working to placo tho other fn an unenviable position before tbe people. Senators Longworth and HarcJIns" led the Republican side and Senator Royer spoke at length for the position, assumed by the Democrats. When the vote was taken Senators Judson, Wll helfii and Archer, Republicans, voted with tbe minority for tho federal p'lari,-, making a total of IS for and 16 against this plan. O. E. CREAGER,r:Jf was n prominent feature of the ocoat sion, and many remained for supperf too. Mrs. Splellman, at whose homo tho reunion was held, recently celebrat ed her 77th birthday. She is the mqlber .. of eight children, 20 grandchldrc" and five gieat-grandchlldren. iTojcacb of these who attended the reunion shV gave a nice present and was )iemf(' the recipient of a number of gift. ir th P m rii (I ""4 .tfuylvkihk U.aaJ,ir.wi,.Tr" - ii- - . -. -..- ..--. - - .