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Nine Councilmen Were
Defeated by Five.
Looked as If South
of Getting
Ono of tho most unique battles ever
fought lu the Council Chamber of
Akron came to an end Wednesday
night, at 11:30, with a result so bur
prislug that Its meaning was not
grasped for nearly IB minutes after
wards Then nine very much crestfall
en warriors filed silently from tho
hall and vanished In the direction of
their homes. Thoy had boon defeated
twice In the same night and upon the
bame proposition by a force no much
smaller than theirs that at no tliuo
would they oven ha'ie consented to
dignify the proceeding by calling it
a battle.
Every Indication pointed toward the
conclusion that the special meeting of
Council was called Wednesday even
ing for tho purposo of passing legisla
tion for the purchase of a sito for a
City Hall at the corner of Buchtel
ave. and Main st. As tho contest has
developed itself almost wholly into a
test of the relative strength of the
North and South sides of the city,
with tho Councilmeu fioru both sides
apparently acting under Instructions
fiom their constituents, the ultimate
result may be expected to give com
plete satisfaction to the constituents
of whichever side wins, and the city
atlarge will be forced to abide by tho
At the meeting of Council Monday
night the ote on tho question was
a tie, with eight members on each
side. .But a. conference of "the mem-
bore seems to have been held since,-
with tho result that Mr. Snook, of tho
Fifth ward, changed his vote from
tho ranks of the North to those of the
South. This gave the South Enders
nine otes as, against seven for tho
North, nnd there were shouts of Joy
in South Akron so loud that tho
foundations of tho city weie nearly
shaken. They aio a loyal people,
those South Enders, nnd they do lovo
their end of town. The idea of hav
ing the City Hall in their end of town
tickled them nearly to death. And
see! All they have to do is to reach
out and grasp It, for( has not South
Akron nine votes and also Is Alvin
Itlce not out of town, and Mr. Koons,
too? This Ienes the North Enders
only five votes, and what on earth can
they do against nine?
But, Colonel no, General Wm. T.
Sawyer is tho leader of tho North
End forces, niid Colonel Andiew J.
Wilhelm Is with the North Enders,
too, and Captain "Jerry" Annindson,
and Lieutenants Manderbach and
II1I1 each and every one of them, In
dividually and collectively, fighters
from the word, "Fire."
May be Made on Charge of Stealing
Coal From Railroads.
The Erie nnd the B. & O. have be
gun a crusade against coal stealers
WJlch will likely result in whosesale
anests. Special Officer Heckathome
Is at work for the B. & 0. and Officers
Little nnd McMlchaol for tho Erie.
The officers hnvo been getting ovl
denco for a few days nnd tho results
Wtno apparent Wednesday, when
seven persons wore nriested on
the chatge of stealing nnd receiving
coal stolen from the railway compan
ies. Tho officers say that they have
Information which will result in the
nrrest of more than 100 persons. It
has been known that for some timo
coal stealing was going on nnd the
railway companies have determined
Hint none of tho guilty shall escape.
The officers state that they have in
formation, showing that the thefts
In some enscs will amount to 15 tons.
Whole collars, they say, havo ' been
filled with the stolcu fuol.
Officer Little said Thursday that ho
had learned llint one hustling landlord
Akron Were Sure
City Hall.
On tho other side is General Gau-
thler, with officers and privates as
followo: Messrs. Jacobs, Warner,
Martin, Plske, Mcrz, Ormea and Sei
dell. Thus were tho forces lined up, and
Indications at the beginning were that
the North Enders had positively no
show, at all. The plan of the .minority
sldo was to talk ugalnst time, to try
to attract their opponents from their
point of vantage, to cajole, to criti
cise, to condemn, to caution, to plead,
to present motion 'aftor motion, to pro
pose amendment after amendment, to
try to have the matter tabled, to en
deavor to adjourn to get the oppo
sition mixed up, to do anything with
in their power to break up the meet
ing, without anything being done.
And with these tnctlcs they won out,
finally getting their opponents so
badly mixed up that they imagined the
battlo was ended anci voted with tho
Noith Enders to adjourn. When thoy
found out what had happened, there
weie a few wails, and then a silent
trek for horao Gpneral Sawyer and
his Invincibles were complimented
and cheered for their victory in what
was conceded by all to have been ono
of the greatest battles ecr fought In
the Council Chamber a contest In
which Ave men defeated nine.
Mr. Wilhelm delivered the first
"time consumer," slaying with It for
an hour, and leadjng to it and follow
ing It were incidental remarks by Mr.
Sawyer and otherSj with various sec
tions of time being consumed as if
it were fiee as air. When the time
came for the vital move to be made,
General Sawyer took tho floor and
talked for two hours, before anything
could bo found In "Uoberts' Rules,"
to remove him from the' floor. He
talked, chanted, acted nnd screamed,
nnd wihen the people in the lobby dls
covcied his object they entered Into
the spirit of the fun, and laughed and
applauded every time he overcame ef
forts to get him to quit. Finally it was
dlscoveied that under the rules a mem
ber of Council cannot talk longer than
ten minutes nt n time, without tho
consent of the chair and other mem
bers. Mr. Sawyer's attention was
called to this, and more time was con
sumed with a fight over what the
speaker declared was unmistakably an
attempt at gag-rule. His attitude was
that of an officer of tho city, a citizen
and taxpayer being denied opportunity
to express his sentiments upon a prop
osition of vital Interest to tho city.
Nearly 15 minutes more were consum
ed by this fight, which ended with
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had asked for moro lent from his ten
nnt on the ground that the houso was
located along the railroads and tho
tenant would not have to buy any fuel.
Sever, persons were beforo Squire
Hoffman Thursday afternoon, charged
with stealing coal. All entored a pica
of guilty. Tho persons and their fines
were a follows: Annie Kelloy, a
Syrian woman, $1 and costs; Andrew
Hohn, $1 nnd costs; Ohas. Holin, $5
and costs; Joseph Moser, $1 and costs;
Edward Holnrlch, $5 and costs; AV
phonso Moyor, $1 and costs; Eugene
Meyer, ?5 nnd costs,
Tho two Meyers, father and son,
also pleaded guilty of stealing grain
doois fioin box cars and wero fined
$5 and $1 and costs respectively.
Business Meeting.
A business meeting of the. Tballa
Benevolent society wl ho held
Saturday night, Sept 20. A full at
tendance of members la desired.
In the Case, Says
Fish Was Murdered In
a Drunken Kovv.
He Had Called Sharkey a Most
Vile Name.
New York, Sept. lS.-Dlstrict At
torney Jerome, who has made a careful
investigation of the circumstances sur
rounding the death of Nicholas Fish;
tho millionaire banker, who was kill
ed on Tuesday morning in a cafe, to
day issued a statement, giving the
lines along which the prosecution of
the case will be conducted. According
to tho district attorney, tho affair wan
nothing but a saloon row. He said:
"I want it understood that there was
no romonce nnd no woman back of the
case. It was Just n common, low, sa
loon brawl, In which the passions of
two men who were strangers to each
other, and who were both under the in
fluence of liquor, became inflamed; that
Fish called Sharkey a lle name, which
Sharkey resented by punching the bank'
er. Ho hit him too hard and killed
him. That is all there is to it.
"If anybody called me such a name,
I would have hit out too. Fish did
not know the women and had never
seen them before. He went into tho
saloon because he was drunk and nat
urally asked them to dilnk as a
man under the influence of liquor
would. Then Sharkey came in and
there was an altercation over the cash
ing of a check. The temper of both
men got tho better of them. Tho wo
men don't figure in this miserable af
fair at all. It was simply a drunken
row. Of course, Sharkey will have
to suffer the consequouces."
Smoke Issues Prom Old Copperas
Baintoridgc, O., Sept 18. People
living in the Paint Creek Valley aie
alarmed over the appearance of smokfa
and sulphureous gases from Copperas
mountain, which can be seen from this
place. Eer since tho first eruption of
Mt. Peleo smoke has Issued from the
mountnln nt Intervals, but only within
the past few days havo tho smoko and
the gaa become especially noticeable
and many attribute it to the recent
eruptions In Mai Unique. Investigation
shows that tho slate in tho mountain
has become hot nnd some of it has be
come a dull red from the action of the
heat. The smoko Issues from the
side and not the top of the mountain,
and scientists will bo nsked to make a
thorough Investigation. .
Columbus, O., Sept. 17. Son- '.'.
-- ator Patterson, of 1'lke, put the ''.
'.". entire Senate to rout this nf- y
'. ". ternoon as Samson onco Touted ';
: : the Philistines.
Hlt'llHlimttHIIIII jj'tf
A Question of Pull.
(Suggested by Commissioner Seybold.)
Doesn't Know Whether He'll
Support Burton or Not
New York, Sept. 18. Senator Han-
na, who is at the Waldorf, was asked
today If Jie would support Theo. Burton
for speaker of the House. "I don't
want to, talk about It. Walt till he is
elected, tl may have something to
say later, but absolutely nothing now,"
he replied.
fir;es spread
So Fast They Cannot
be PubOut
Mountain Timber" Sections Left
f ' i. ,
, to Their Fate.
Denver, SemVaS.-rJUl'hopeotputting
out the forest fires that havo been
raging for several days In the timber
sections.of the Rocky mountains from
the Wyoming line to Central Colorado,
has been practically abandoned. Nam
flres are being reported dally and old
ones are spreading with amazing ra
pidity. Go eminent inspectors say
the fires will have to burn themselves
In the Life of a Wealthy Man Is
Being Enacted.
Columbus, O., Sept. 18. The last
chapter in the case of Louis Kunneke,
many yeaTS ago a prosperous mer
chant In Dayton, O., wns enacted hero
when he was sent to the State asylum
at Toledo. He Is a mental and physi
cal wreck.
Kunneke was In love with a Mont
gomery county girl years ngo and
was engaged, but tho engagement was
broken off by a sister of Kunneke,
who Is said to have circulated reports.
Tho shock overbalanced Kunneke's
mind, and he moes around apparent
ly.searcbjng for his lost sweetheart,
whispering his tale of woe.' He is tho
possessor of an estate worth thou
sands of dollars.
A, Would-Bc Burglar But He
After a period of quiet lasting sev
eral days, a burglar was again
abroad in Akion, Wednesday ulght.
Wm. Jenkins, Home st, was awaken
pd nt 10:30 by hearing some one at
work nt one of tho windows of tho
house; He got up and gave chase,
biit ,thq Intiuder got In n swamp
jityuby and dlsapppaied. He had not
succedeil in entering the house.
Is Given to a Man From
Delaware, O., Sept. 18. Edward J.
Brown has been chosen superintendent
of thp Girls' Industrial Homo. Ho
will take ollico December 1C. Ho linn
conducted tho Boys' school nt Lam-'
Jng, Mch.
To Make Akron
Henry A, Gibbs Died
Thursday. Morning.
Was a Pioneer In Akrori's Clay
Working Industries.
Henry A. Gbbs, secretary of the
Ohio Stoneware Co., and one of Ak
ron's pioneersin tho clay working in
dustry, died at hlshome, 2W Arling
ton st, Thursday morning, of heart
disease. Mr. Gibbs was C8 years of
age, nnd had spent 30 years of hls
llfo in this city, where he did much
to develop theifamo of this city as a
center of cloy, .working factories.
Though ho was Interested In several
of the locaj factories, Mr. Gibbs 'e
tained only ,the oiflclal position of
secretary of the Ohio-Stoneware Co.,
at the time of his last illness.
Besides his wife, Mr. Gibbs leaves
the following children:
E. H. Gibbs, seqretary of the Sum
mit Sewer Pipe Co.; vice president of
tho Akron 'paper Co.! and general
agent for the"Ohio Stoneware Co.
Harry H. Gibbs,4 treasurer the
Buckeye Sewer Pipe Co.; The Summit
Sewer Pipe Col, and the Akron Paper
George A. Parker, piesident of the
Ohio Stoneware Co., and Mrs. Carrie
Chapman.nre a stepdaughter and step
son. Mr. Gibbs was one of the best
known business men in Summit coun
ty. The funeral services will bo heid
at the residence, Friday at 2:30 p.m.
The funeral will bo public and the in
terment, which will be bad. In East
Akion, will bo-prlvnte.
Piqua Team Will
Corpe Here.
After waiting unt(l all arrangements
had been completed 'for the Piqua-AH
Akion games to be played today, Fri.
daj; and Satmday, the management of
the Piqua teufn seUt word through
Bedur and Volt, theAkron men on the
team, that lje ' team bad dis
banded. Tljp management of
the All Akrons did, not learn until
Thursday noon that Piqua had flunked.
Tlie action of the piqua team in not
notifying the lqcnl management earlier
In 'the week is Vfgarded as very small
business. Thcqgnmes hae been wide,
ly adeitlsed,-not only in Akron, but al
so Jn Barberton, Quyahoga Falls and
Kent If thpj'notlco of tho dlsband
ment of the Piqua tpam had come ear
lier in tho webk, Akron ball lovers
would havo hatl an opportunity to see
thp Jamestownf' N. Y. team, which de
feated both the Boston American and
National league , teams, The Jamestown
games wero cancelled for Piqua.
Masslllon was secured late Thursday
afternoon to;pny hero Saturday.
New York, Sept. 18,-At the faith
curistlc meting In Jersey City yes
terday afternoon, Jennlo Olsen, of
Philadelphia, testified that she was
cured of bcjug,.an actress by faith,
through prayer. She also said that
She had not touched n dron nf llnnni-
'or smoked a cigarette since
Husband Kissed Her and Wife
Wants Divorce.
St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 18. For a mar
ried man to kiss his sister is regarded
as a ground for divorce by Mrs. Dell
S. E. Crowe, who has filed suit for le
gal separation from Thomas Crowe, a
railroad engineer.
Mrs. Crowe charges that her hus
band, before each trip with his engine,
would kiss his sister, but that she, as
a wife, did not receive her share of
osculatory tokens of affection.
The plaintiff further alleges that
when at home It was the sister and not
the wife that received the major parr
of the family head's affection. Mrs.
Crowe states in her 'petition that
though her husband had a. monthly In
come of $150 she was allowed but $30 a
month to run the house and clothe
herself, while tho sister was possessed
of a fine wardrobe.
When Crowe took his vacation! this
year, she says, the wife was-left -at
home and the slBter taken on an ex
tensive trip East .;
Many Benefits If
Nash Code Makes Progress.
(Special Correspondence.)
Columbus, 0., Sept. 18. The incon
sistency of the Ohio Legislature was
again shown Wednesday evening,
whoa, after making continual pleas for
an early close of the present special
session, both branches by Joint reso
lution decided to adjourn until next
Tuesday. This Is to enable members to
go on the Cincinnati Junket to attend
the fall festival and Incidentally to
get some pointers on the subject of cur-
atives for defective street railway
The session of the House was brief
but it was crowded with important
business, not the least of which won
the Introduction of a number of Mils.
Among these was tho Seese school code
which was presented and then under
suspension of the constitutional rules
road for the second time and referred
to the Committee on Common Schools.
The bill has been held In abeyance for
some time and it was thought up to
Wednesday afternoon that its friends
had concluded not to introduce U at
this session. It is understood that
trouble is threatened In certain quar
Peary Did Mot Reach the Pole But
Beat His Past Record.
North Sydney, N, S Sept. 18. Lieut
Peary arrived from the frozen Nprth
on board the relief ship Windward st
8:15 this morning. Dr. Dletrjck was
also on board. Peary did not reach the
pole, but on his last dash made im.
portant discoveries.
As Lieut Peary stepped; ashore from
the Windward ho said to waiting news
paper men: "My last dash for the poje
was my most successful experience.
was further north than 83,27, my pre
States Represented
at Convention
Daughters of Jerusalem
Are Here !
A Nice Reception Was Given the
Tho Daughters of Jerusalem, a col-
oral secret organization, are holding ''
their 34th annual convention in thfe
A. M. E. Zlon church. There are J89 j
delegates present, representing Onii, t
Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Now
York. Grand Princes It6yal Mra. B,
J. Moore baa presided at all the 34 '
conentlons. A reception' 'was ten-
dered tho delegates Wednesday even I
ing in the church by the local council
of the order. The society was organ
ized before the Civil war and jwtyi
in conjunction with the Underground
Railway. Memorial services -wUlh?
held this evening and public installa
tion of oflicers will take place Frjdny
evening. .
The oflicers of the organization. -are:
Grand Pirincesa Boyal, Mr. BVJ.
Moore; first vice president, Mw' $??
nle Warren, Toledo; second vice press
ident, Mrs, Anna. Blair, Indisjiapoll;
grand deputy, Mrs. Josephine Wilson,
Buffalo, N. Y.; first Stewart, Loniw
Martin, Detroit, Mich.; second tevs
art, Mrs. Mary Klmmons, Hamilton
treasurer, Mrs. Mary Dent, Spring"
field; recorder, Mrs. C. G. Hendecsop;
Springfield; chaplain, Mrs. SallleiBusj,
sell; Princess of Jerusalem, "Mrs",
Gearglana Lawrence, Mlddlefon; sen
tlnel, Mrs. B. Johnson, Springfield';
messenger, Mrs. Emma Morrison",-Akron.
The society has 30 councils and' a
membership of about l,00O.'vIfe'ln
dudes some of the most prominent
'' tX l
nnlnrtHl tcnmfln of thn (VnTntrr. -
fr '; -&$)!$'" ill
It Becomes Law
ters of the state, however, 6ecause'ofi
lax school legislation and It is thought
the introduction and passage of 'th?
bill will result in many benefits to tho
state In general. " '
Other bills were introduced as 'ftrfi
lows: By Mr. Chapman, of Montgom.
ery county, to fix the salaries of the
deputy supervisors of elections. Thtel
bill makes general the law now 'in
force In Montgomery county. The sa$
arles of the deputies, If this law la'
passed, will be $2 for each election
per precinct in the county, MrfCIyJ
burn, of 'Highland county, also latroi
duced the salary bill but it is thesama
old measure under a new name and ia
new clothes. It Is held by many ''thai
tho bill will not stand the test-'offtha
courts since, while it Is general 'in 'a.
language, it is simply a collectjoa- o '
special laws. It seeks to fix the salary
lea of the county officers of each c'ouni
ty. ,
Mr. Tyler, of Sandusky county, InJ
troduced a bill to curb the expense of
examiners of county commissioners'
reports. The bill provides that theex
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vious record."
Peary is in remarkably good health.
Mrs. Peary, who went north on tlft
Windward, to greet her husbaqd, was
ill for a fortnight, but is now wel; off'v
the road to recovery. Dr. ,Dcrlek,.
whose row with Peary resnlted-ixi Ua
leaving Peary a year ago, since wtijch'
timo he has been living with 'Eeoul
maux, is apparently in good health':. U
was p'eked up at Etah by the 'wlsd
ward, in acocrdanco with as a rr ?'
ment made wb.ea he left P.oaijj, iJVtf-
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