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AKRON DAIL1P DEMOCRAT.
u r VOLUME 11 NUMBER 143. AKRON, OHIO, SATURDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 4, 1902. PRICE ONE CENT. THE PRESIDENT WILL DO NOTHING MORE Pennsylvania Must Handle the Strike Problem. 'Failure Of the Coal Strike Con ference In Washington. THEIR CAMPAIGN ASSESSMENTS Have Lived Fifty Qolden Years of Wedded Life The Operators Show Resentment at His In tervention. Washington, D. C, Oct. 4. A conference between the President, Secre tary Hoot, Attorney General Knox an d Commissioner of JmXwv Wright, thin morning ended at noon. On lea vlng the "White House, Secretary, Hoot made a statement to newspaper men, of which the following is a summary: 'The President will not call an extra session of Congress to consider the coal strike. "Ho does not Intend to call Governor Stone, of Pennsylvania, hero to consult with him, nor does he propose to interfere with the Governor nor otter him nny suggestions as to his duty in the picmlfces. "The Pfesldcnt will not ask J. Pier pent Morgan to confer with him on the strike situation. "Ho considers thnt the Stntoiof Pennsylvania Is the proper and only authority to handle the strike so long as the miners and operators refuse to settle." Arc Already Paid, Officers of Corporations Say. Tho Republican Executive commit tee In Akron, like those throughout the State, Is likely to he compelled to get along without ns many contribu tions from large corporations as usual. The committees, ns usual, sent out communications asking officers of cor porntlons to contribute toward tho campaign fund. In icply, some of tho men say that their campaign assess ments havo been paid In the tax" made compulsory by tho Willis law, which compels nil corporations to pay to the State a tax on their capital stock. BSBIfffffffffffffBTfCTtffffffffffffffb BOWED Down With Grief and Woe, Horn Tried to Commit Suicide. FORMER FALLS MAN Scalded to Death at Greentowri, Thursday. V (Special Correspondence.) . -jj Cuyahoga Kails, Oct. 4.-dcorjjft Schllchtc, who moved to areentown from Cuyahoga Falls, a short 4mo ago was scalded to death In the boiler room of the II. B. Camp faJUryat that place Thursday. "W BUGGY SETTLED. Buchtel to Have a Team. RIOTS FEARED IN NEW YORK. London, Oct. 4. Tho New York cor respondent of tho London Times In discussing the anthracite coal strike, cables his papevns follows, from New York: "One of the best known resi dents of this city told me that if the strike was not ended Immediately there would be riots hcic when cold weather begins and that they would be one hundred times more serious than the bread riots of Italy." ANOTHER CONFERENCE NEXT WEEK. Detroit, Mich., Oct 4. In view of the failure of President Roosevelt to effect an agicement between the coal "miners and -operators, ,Mnyor May bury last night declared "that the citi zens' committee and the Common Council committee will meet late to day to take final, -action' regarding all details for the'" reception of the 1,000 delegates who are expected heie next Thursday to'take part ill the Na tional conference to devise a way to secure haul coal for all.' A committee of 100 citizens will bo appointed. WHAT ROOSEVELT MIGHT DO. Washington, Oct. 1. It is believed that tho next step to bo taken by President Itoofcovclt In the 3trlke situa tion) will bo the calling of Governor feu-no, of Pennsylvania', Into consul lat.oli on the question of summoning un uxtia session of the I'eiinsjlvnnm Legislature to take action looking to the reopening of the mines. There Is lso lciiowcd talk of the. possibility of nn extra session of Congress for tht' purpose of passing a compulsory nrblttatlon law. Tho Legislature of Pennsylvania might enact, cither a compulsory ar bitration law or some ine.ismo that .would give the btUe temporary or permanent control of the mines. In order for the state to belziMind operate tho mines under tho right of eminent domain, there would be required an immense appropriation for no lands may bo seized under this right, "with out duo anil just compensation." President Roo.scveltds keenly disap pointed over tho failure of yesterday's conference. Ho ind been very confi dent that he could mike both operators and miners realize the great responsi bility resting on them to the extent of inducing them to agree to some com promise thnt might for the present at least, ward off tho tlueatencd fuel famine. He is more than disappointed, how ever. Ho feels that he was practlcnlly insulted by tho operators, when they attempted to turn the tables on him by telling him that ho, had not done bis duty In failing to send United States troops to Pennsylvania to pro tect tho non-union workmen, Tho whole nftltulc of the operators in the conference was one of resent ment that the President had Inter vened. One of them oven went so far as to intimate that if the Presi dent had kept his hands off, the strik ers would have returned to-work before this. It was held that by calling tho operators and Mr. Mitchell into con ference lie had not only encouraged the minors In tho belief that he- was on their side, but had endeavored to force the operntms into a recognition of the Mine Workers' union. Tho operators wore plainly in an angry mood, when they left tho tem porary White House. The position of the government, as stated by a high ofltcial this morning, Is thnt there aro no legal precedents applicable in this case whereby the President would bo .Instilled in granting the request of the operators to send federal troops to pro tect any miners who nre nt work now, or who may m lsli to go to work. In the case of Chicago riots during the tlr.st administration of President Cleveland the U. S. mall service was impeded and tho troops were called out to prevent any interference by atrikeis. it In tlu present dltllculty, tho Presi dent is without power fa-send troops to Pennsylvania until the Governor of that rtnto declarer that tho state militia is unable to cope with the sit uation. President Jlltchcll today character ized as tho verieht sham, tho operators' proposition mode to President Roose velt yesterday that the miners ns in dividuals present their grlovanjs to the Common Pleas Judges in their te spcctlve districts. On tbs subject ho sild to your representative: "It Is nonsense for tho operators to suggest that tho miners appeal to tho com to. There aro 147,000 minors in tho anthracite Ileitis. Con each miner submit his grievance to a courts It Is a subterfuge to direct public attention from the fnct and to convoy tho idea that they wish to dp Justice," Lively Football Meet ing Held Friday. 0. F. Firestone Has Been En gaged as Coach. It was definitely decided Friday thgt Buchtel would have a football team in the field. Forest Firestone, who played on the University of Michigan team, when lie was at the law school, has been engaged ns coach, and will put the aspirants for positions on the team through some haici practice next weok. Tlie practice will begin Monday nnd will continue through the week without any let up. Buchtel plays her llrst game next Saturday with the strong Mt. Union team nt Alliance. There was great rejoicing nt tho college Friday when Ross, tho star guard of two years ago, returned to college. Several other veterans may also return to tho college. With Fltchthorn at center, Swan son at left guurd and Ross at right guard, Buchtel will have n crack trio on the line. Williamson is a veteran nt end, while M. Knight comes from the strong Academy team of last year. The tack les havo not yet been nnnounccd nnd will bo the hardest positions to fill. Parshall is the most likely candidate for qunrterback. Warner, Weary and Pitkin will probably make tho othoi back positions. However; no position Is yet settled. It is expected thnt at least 2.ri candidates will be on the field Monday to try for positions. MR. AND MRS. THOS. WRIGHT. Hon. and Mrs. Thomas Wright, o f Plensant Valley, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Saturday. Many friends were entertained during Ihe day nnd many beautiful p resents were received by tho host and hostess. -Tho children, Mrs. II. S. MoChcsney, of 'Springfield, Mr. James F. Wright, of Pleasant Valley and Mr. E. . S. Wright, editor of the Youugstown Telegram, were nil present. Mr. and Mrs. Wright were married Oct. 4, 1852, near Pleasant Valley. Mr. Wright is 72 yCars old and has te en n resident of-Summit county for the past CO years. He is widely known nn d was a "member of tho COth General Assembly. Mrs. Wright was the daughter of Mr. James Henderson, who was one of the pioneers of Springfield township. ELECTROCUTED. Deadly Current Escaped to an Iron Raiting Killing John P.rScharff. Dose of Poison, However, Was Too Small. Frederick W. T. Horn, whose wife obtained a decree of divorce and all iiny this week, nttempted to commit suicide at his home, 102 Otto st., Fri day afternoon, by drinking carbolic acid. His wife obtained the divorce upon the alleged grounds of drunken ness, cruelty nnd gross neglect. She waB allowed $."i)p alimony, and also given custody of the children. Some time after the wife began an action for divorce, a reconciliation between them was effected, and they began living together again. On last Saturday,) however, Horn returned home Intoxi cated, and caused so much trouble that his wife's attorneys pressed the di vorce suit to trial, -and the decree .was granted. Horn began to act as if his heart were breaking, nnd he threatened to commit suicide. On Friday afternoon he returned home nnd told his wife that It was all over, that ho had taken carbolic acid. His mouth was burned considerably, and ho threw himself upon the floor. Mrs. Horn called Dr. Annln tlicherman, who found that the patient lmd not taken n fatal dose, and he was soon straightened up. At first Horn refused to allow the doe tor to do anything for hlra. After the doctor left, Horn began acting so strangely that officers took him In charge and locked him up in the City prison for safe keeping. .He has threatened to make another'nttempt at suicide. n Smashed and Occupants Thrown Out by a Runaway. , A team belonging to P. T. McCourt ran awny on South Howard St., .Fri day, and crashed into a buggy bo-longing- to John McArthur, of North ampton township. The buggy was demolished. A daughter of McArthur, was thrown to the pavement and faint ed from the shock. She was taken to the .Empire House, where she, re- covered In a short time. RECEIPTS Will More Than Pay For Fair. Postponed Races De clared Off. SORRY That He Voted as He Did. John. P. Scharff, a waiter at Dettllng Brothers' saloon, at Main and .Market sts., was shocked by dec- ly circuit was completed and he was almost Instantly killed. Notwith- Lstnndlng.-itbq crowd whlchi gathered- vtijclty nnd lnstnntly killed, jnst as he. Insisted that the body lie removed to was leaving Settlings' on the comple tion of his day's work, at midnight Filday night. Officer W. A. Caldwell who was standing nearby helped to pick SchhrfC up, but life was already extinct nnd though he was taken to the hospital, nothing could be done for fhlm. The body wns then remoed to the home of tho fnther of the dead man, John C. Sehnrff, 407 Bell st. The fallen wlie wns responsible for the Iron railing having become chaiged with electricity. Earlier in the even ing the charge was not so heavy and persons whd seized tho railing recehed but minor shocks much to the amuse ment of bystanders. Policeman Cald well at .last warned people to keep away and Dettllng Bros, caused a rope to bo put up to prevent people reaching the railing. As Sehnrff came out of the place he seized tho roiling, was terribly shocked and then grnbbing nlfco the wet rope, the doad- KICKED REFORMED SYNOD. 300 Ministers and Delegates Ex pected Here Next Week. The Ohio synod of the Reformed church will hold its nnuunl session in' this city next weqk. That session wll begin Wednesday and continue .stll" week. The &ynod will meet in tho Giueo Reformed church on South Broadway. It Is expected thnt there will bo 300 ministers and dele gates in attendance, NEW DOCKET the hospital In hope that some spark of life remained. Scharff was 28 years old and leaves a wife and ,two children. Many people, who were present when the accident occurred nnd others who learned the partlculais censuied the police severely that passersby were riot sooner warned of the danger ex isting. After the accident the electric cur rent wns turned off all over tho city at the K. O. T. powerhouse nnd nfter some time the source of tho escaping current was located. A wire of the American District Telegraph company had fallen upon one of the electric light wires near the Dettllng estab lishment communicating the current to nn Iron water pipe nnd thence to the railing. Funeral services will be held at the residence nt S:I!0 a.m. Monday, and at St. Vincent's church at 0:30. Wealthy Woman Who Takes An Interest In Politics Starts' Out FAILURE OF THE CONFERENCE. Washington, Oct. 4. -The coal con ference between the President and leprescntatlvos of tho oepartors and miners came to an end nt the tempor ary White House, at -h.Vi o'clock Friday afternoon with n failure to reach an ugreoment. Apparently tho rock upon which tho conference spll' jwns recognition of the miners' union. The President had urged the con tending parties to ccaso tho strlfo In the interest of public welfare; the min ors through tho President of their union had oxprossed a willingness to submit the differences to arbitration of n tribunnl to be named by the Presi dent nnd to enter into an agreement to nbldo by terms Used by tho arbitra tion for n pcrtod of from ojio to five years, nnd the employers, through tho presidents of flio railroad and coal companies nnd a leading ludependment mine operator had squarely refused arbitration, and had denounced the miners' labor union as a. lawless ana annrchlstlc body, with which they could nnd would vvo no dealings; had demm ded federal troops to Insuie com plete protection Jto workers nnd their families in tho mining region anil epurt proceedings ngnlnst the miners' union nnd had offered t the men returned to work to submit grievances nt"ln dividual collieries to tho decision of tho Judges of thq court of common pleas, for tho district of Pcunsylvanila in which tho colliery wns located. There the matter cjosed. I-nst night both tho minors nnd operators, wore still in tho city.but today they returned to their several localities, each saying nt a hue hour that -tho struggle will continue. It was a reraarknulo chapter tn the (Continued -on eeeopd ,page.) With Case. a Divorce Deputy Clerk of Courts O. W. Halo opened a new docket for cases in Common Pleas couit. iTho docket starts out with case 11,202 and tho numbers following In the book reach 11,500. The flist case Is an action fqr divorce by Wm. Sollcnbergor vs. Sarah C. Sollenberger. Ho accuses her of habitual drunkenness. Other detnlls could not be obtained, as the files have been withdrawn. STOLE JEWELRY But Were Not Clever Enough to Hide Guilt. Mlddletown, O., Oct. 4. Tho Jewelry store of Ous Bochm wns burglnilzed last night and !?r00 worth of watches and Jewelry stolen. Two men were noticed going down street, noting Btrangely and were arrested. At tlio Polico station Jewelry was found on them, with Boehm's name stamped on it Thoy gavo their names as Win. Bynn, of Nowport, Ky., and D; J, Cnllq han, aUaa "Red" Callahan, of Clncin natt, i . i -.' KjfliHHIHBBHBi JPHPlBKiHH'ix 1MHH illUfi ' "' Tw A Lot of Dirt Back on Wolf. Exciting Incident of Jail Delivery. "1 Had to Dig Out With My Hands." "I'm not surprised to see you,'' said Walter Wolf, when Deputy Sheriff Walter C. Holllnger arrived at the J.ill in Wheeling, W. Ya., and then n' laughed lfeaitlly. "I rather expected that you would catch us thnt night " he continued. Wolf is one of the' neves prisoners who escaped from the Cmm ty Jail last Saturday evening. He w.s caught ns the result of information given Deputy Holllnger by Dan My eis, the first of the escaped prisoners returned to Jail. Wolf was located in Wheeling nnd locked up upon request of tho local officers. Deputy blierlll Holllnger left here Friday morning to bring him back, and returned with Uim at 0 o'clock that evening. Wolf denied tho story told by Myers, that the men had been at work on tho plan of escape for three weeks. "We were only at it for u few days," he bald. "The plan was for each man after ho got out to stnnd at the mouth of the hole and help out the man who was following him. I was the la roan who crawled out, but tho prisoner who preceded me must have been ex cited, for lie neglected to help me. As soon ns ho got out. he started to run. He was s,o excited that he kicked a lot of dirt back Into the hole, and I hurt to dig through It with my hands. At tlrst, I refused to escape with the others, but they called me a cowara, and I 'couldn't stand for that." Wolf has not yet given nny. Infor mation thnt will lead to tho capture of any of the other fugitives. NOW SHE'S ILL. One of the Eight Makes Apology. Another Shakes His Fist,, at Johnson's Man. Mansfield, Oct. 4 Tom Johnson was greeted by an audience of 2000 here last night, who despite a driving-rain had come out to meet the Democratic leader. A brass band marched, a mile In the rain escorting Johnson from his hotel to the tent. Mayor Johnson spoke in his usual strain and commended Auditor C-,W. Fritz, Democrat, who is about to .re tire. George WIdener, the auditor "who will succeed Fritz, was severely criti cized by Johnson because of his Inde cision in answering many of the Cleve land Mayor's questions. He rather thought he would ride on railroad pass es and he was far from being sure or the proper solution of the problem of railroad taxation. Mr. Johnson launched into a tirade The Only Disappointment In the Whole Show. In spite of tho fact that It rained nearly every day during the week, tho 53rd annual Fair of the Summit Coun ty Agricultural Society wns a success. "We had two good days, and they helped us out nicely," said Secretary Albert Hale, Saturday. "The fair this year wa larger than it wns In 1001, and the receipts Friday wero larger than on any other Friday for the past 10 years. The receipts will more than pay the actual cost of the fair, but will be a little bit behind this year on account of Improvements on tho grounds. These cost ..1,000. It is our Intention to pay premiums in about two weeks." Gate receipts on Wednesday amount. cd to $321.75; on Thursday, ?4,C02; on Friday, $2,277.03. Added to these were big receipts ai the grandstand and the selling of priv lieges to candy men and others. Though the fastest races qf tha meet had been crowded out by bad weather and misfortune and had been left over for the card Saturday, tbey bad to be called off at noon Saturday, because of the condition of the track. It mined almost continuously Friday night, and the track was Tery sloppy wjien the Judges wont to view It Sat urday morning. The races ara all de clared off and tho meet Is over. Wheeler & Biker, tho team that didl the cycle whirl act at the Fair, mado good with the crowds. Their act is popular and well performed, tho artists in tho team are Akron young men. Since leaving Akron they have showed in Mansfield, Toledo, Olncin natl, at fairs In Fayette and Lucaa counties, at Jamestown, N. Y. at Iitid Jdw. Ky.. and several other place I They havo engagements booted' to tha first of the year. It has been sold thai the cabbies and hackmen made more money out of the fair crowds than the N." O. T. Co. This it was stated, could be ac counted for by the heavy charges made by the former. There U a great deal of difference, between five centa and 25 cents, and also between 10 cents and GO cents. An official of tha . . it - 1.1. rnm asva 4 wrVts wnOf? against uu b iu.uw "--"- w. 0. T. Co. stated that not more than for the "curative act" and denounced . conveniently oper. in the most drastic terms Bepresente. live Jiiiaui ti. utiuui, ui j.niiiu. county, who was one of tho- guilty eight. Throughout tho speech Earhart sat silent. He had ridden to Mansfield on a freight train to meet Johnson, and in the most abject manner apologized for his vote, laying the blame on n man named Collier, another of the eight who had misrepresented things to him. Notwithstanding this apology John son spoke ag'alnst Earhnrt In the strongest terms, advising his constit uents not to forget his action. Invi tations were sent to Representatives Collier and Wells, also among the eight to be present. Wells refused to attend saving that he considered it undigni fied after all the naughty things John son had said about him. Collier shook his fist under the nose of Johnson's emissary, saying some very profane and dreadful things about tho Mayor. JV1RS.. JffRY BELMOMT' Saratoga. Oct. 4. Mrs. Perry Belmont is one of the. women who accom panied their husbands to Saratoga fortho Democratic' State convention. She ts Intensely Interested innho polltlcnlatTotrs.or her husband and has a thor ough knowledge of the party movements of tho day.. Laura Couldn't Stand Nervous Strain and Collapsed. New York, Oct. 4.-I.aura Biggnr, charged with complicity to defraud tho ebtate of Henry M. Bennett by pretending she had been mnvrled to the millionaire nnd that a posthumous child had been born, is Jll from nep-ous prostration In Koidham. Her counsel, Samuel I. Fiankenstoln, qf No, 40 Broadway, declared todny that she was too ill to see anyone. Tho expected ball for Miss Biggnr failed to materialize yesterday, and Mr. Frankenstein snld he had no idea when ball could be furnished, ns no sureties wero In sight. grounds, and he added that it would not pay the company to build double tracks, merely for the business it would get once a year by reason oj, tho fair. Bev. Wm. Frost Crispin was among the visitors at the fair Friday, Ha didn't go to see the races, either. He) wns there to distribute campaign lit erature and to Inform tho rank an4 file of Summit that he .was still tn tha race against General Dlcfe. The &sb and grace with which he inbred ataut the crowd was astonishing. There was a great commotion in tho Republi can headquarters when one of tho lieutenants came rushing up and said thut Candidate Crispin had Just ar rived. Two henchmen wero detailed at once, to follow the candidate and fix up he fences whicj wero battered down. NEW PASTORS Will Preach at Two Local Churches Sunday. The new pastors of the First M. fi. and Mnin st. M. E. churches, 'will preachjtheir first sermons here Sunday morning and evening, Dr. Clark Craw ford, at the FlMt M. E., nnd Rev., Mr. Mohn, nt the Main st. church, Spe cial programs of music have beph ar ranged for both churches Mrs, E. P. Otis will sing nt the First church In the morning. Among those who visited tho fnfo Eriday and gazed at the sideshow pic tures and ate Ice "cream candy wa Mayor William B. Doyle. Among the things which most attracted the at tention of the Mayor was the race track. The track was neither dusty nor muddy. "Ob, for streets like that track," the Man of the Hour was heard to sigh. To regain his equili brium and to be forcibly reminded that he was still in Akron, the Mayor walk ed back from the fair ground early Friday afternoon, along Furnace st, where the mud Is any depth that may be desired by youngsters who wish to make mud pies. VAPOR LIGHT PLAINT. kard of City Commissioners Has Decided to Establish One. The question of vapor lights forjtho city has been settled. The city '.will furnish them herself. A rcsplnlion providing for the issuing of bonds amounting to ?8,000 for the construc- THE WEATHER: RAIN TONIGHT AND SUNDAY, Is the erection of poles for the lamps. After this, it will be necessary to em Iiloy a few men to keep the lamps filled and light them every erenln. 1'ho Sun Vapor Light Co., of Canton, that has been furnishing Tapor liga tion of a plant wns ndopte.fi by thci for several years, has cult. ' of 1, 1 ... rtn n ll r.J'. H .. . ... , MAHA nn ns B3'j lamps in tun '.v """ duty-Friday night Its contract ox Plred" Sept. .15, and pendlnff the i re newarof the.contract or tbe charting Board of City Commissioners Satur day morning, nnd it is understood that the City Council is also fnvprfible to the proposition. A vapor llghf'plnnt is not as big nn institution as"jone might imagine. No buildings , are' re quired, except for the storage ofrgas- onne anu ioois. aii tuats necessary LA Jt'' -.a' A. ' ksfc- w V?- ,. r tt -'flVL ,, jtif 'J",.." . n fy'-',- H ' . ?- -"A;;. I V I o,f It tVuomo other company, the Sun Vapor people wonted to IncreiM tfc'lr ce. "j.ney were w l- ' prjee, the; !-