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Strike Commission May Convene
Next Week.
Will Meet as Soon as
Washington, D. C, Oct. 18. From
,ono of tho members of tho Anthracite
trlko Commission tho following 'de
tails as to its'probnblo course havo been
Asa soon hs the miners' convention
lins decided to accept the proposition,
tho members of tho Commission will
he officially notified by President
Grant Street Paving Dispute Has Developed
Into a Grave Situation.
It Is now very Important that tho
trouble over tho Grant st. paving con
tract be -settled.
A number of the Councllmcn told
Contractor Wildes, after the adjourn
ment of the special meeting of Coun
cil Friday evening, that they would
never vote for the payment of anoth
er estimate, until the dispute Is set
tled satisfactorily.
And a number of residents of the
street have served notice on the city
that they will never pay nnothcr cent
into tlio paving fund, ff they are not
given exactly what they rfrc expected
to pay for.
The property owners havo employed
attorneys, and are acting upon their
advice. Bonds, to the amount of $25,
000, were sold to take core of tho cost
of tho improvement, nnd the taxpay
ers on the street havo thus far paid
very little on their shares of assess
ment. Under these circumstances, tho city
is In a predicament. If tho contractor
does not deliver tho goods, tho people
on the street will not pay, and con
sequently, the burden will fall upon
the city. However, If upon further
investigation, It Is found that the pav
ing has not been dono according to
contract, the city is protected by tho
bond given by the contractor. Tho
bid of the contractor was about $21,
000, and of this amount he has already
been paid over $10,000.
"I have been told and I wouldn't
be surprised, If It were true, that the
city and taxpayers have been getting
Shot Him Skyward at a Rate Too
Thrilling To Be Pleasant,
Far awhile Friday afternoon it
teemed as If tho problem of perpetual
motion would be nolved by the merp
observance of tho movements of one
Frank J. Rockwell, law student.
"Rocks," as ho Is lovingly called by
those who never tried to usurp his
authority while he was managing u
division of a G. G P, parade, was
seized while ascending on the elevator
In the Akron Savings bank building,
with a violent attack of strenuousness.
And strenuousness, ns John R.
Vnughan would say, is a very good
Rvord in this instance. "Rocks" fell
Dut with tho. slow motion of tho ele
vator, and the boy in charge told hlra
to grasp tho rope and "run things."
He did, nnd tho elevator shot heaven
Uncle Joe Spends
Undo Joe Kendall says that 1,200
bushels of coal have been distributed
nmong the poor during tbo past 14
months, nt n cost to tho Poor depart
ment of only $G5. It will bo seen by
this that voluntary contributions wero
many and generous. Fifty-five dol
lars would not go very far toward buy
ing 1,200 bushels of conl. Five hun
A Court House and
City Hall Combined
Mr. Jacob Pfelffer has suggested
to Councilman Sawyer and tho latter
is; pleased with the suggestion that tho
city nnd county Join In' a project to
build a City' Hall and Court Houso
combined, on the present site of the
Miners Accept Peace
Hoosovelt of their selection, accompan
ied by in earnest Invitation for them
to accept tho appointments. The same,
letter will inform them of the time
and place of meeting. Tho dato has
not yet been fixed, but It will be at
the earliest possible moment and prob
ably some day next week. The placo.
It Is oxpectcd, will be In the rooms of
tho Department; of Iabor.
unfair trcntment from tho contractors
all over the city," remarked MT. Gau
thlor. "It has,, been stated by somo
that they don't believe thcro is a shi
gle street In the city paved according
to contruct."
"Tills Is very rough on tho Inspec
tors," replied Mr. .Snook.
"It is also very ruch on tho City
Commissioners," added Mr. Sawyer.
"And on the City Civil Engineer,
too," said Mr. Mcrz,
"If It Is shown up that this con
tract Is not being carried out In ac
cordance with its specifications, not
only the Inspector, but ovcry member
of tho Board of City Commissioners
and tho City Civil Engineer should be
removed from oflico," said Mr, Saw
yer. "They are paid to protect the In
terests of the city. If they have neg
lected to do so, then It Is plain that,
they sbouIdibei'rcmoypd.f'Tnrce.of. the
members of Council ' submitted- a re
port, showing that tho specifications
have not been lived up to. and a num
ber of citizens who live on thp street
came to Council mooting to back up
tho report. Surely this ought to count
for something."
The after-meeting arguments became
so Interesting that President Seidell
called for order, and wanted to know
If the special committee would make
an Investigation tills afternoon, ac
cording to. Instructions of a motion
passed nt the meeting Monday night.'
After considerable argument, it was
decided to go ahead with the investiga
tion this afternoon.
ward like the feelings of a small boy
with his first pair of fed-top boots. So
violently did it strike the ceilpg on
tho top floor, that J'Rocks" and tho.
others In tho cafje wer,o shot tipward
from tho floor of. the elevator with
such force that their heads struck the
'top of the "hlster" nnd in the 09th
part of another second their feet wore
on tho floor again and thoy woro kept
bouncing up nnd dowu 'for nearly 10
minutes. These figures were furnish
ed by E. M. Robinson and vouched for
by H. W. Iioomls and -John F. Haider
man. Ilad It not been for the safety
valve, tho friends of ''Rocks" and tho
others in tho cage Would bo wearing
tearful faces today. Thoy say that
"Rocks" floundered In the cage Hko n
mustang In a tornado. '
Money for Coal
dred bushels were donated by tho then-
tcs nnd tho rest- bought' with money
donated by prlvnte citizens. This con
dition ot nffnlrs, speaks well for the
generosity of the .cltiiens of Akron,
and It ulso speaks well for tho popu
larity of Uncle Joo, Tho .public haB
confldenco In him, nnd always rests
assured that ho will handle properly
ovory donation made.
Court House. It is pointed put by
these gentlemen that a much larger
and bettor bullding'can be, erected in
this way than -if -each should build
for Itself. They- say. that building
worth $300,000 jwould 'bo. poesiblei, If
this plan ia carrledt'-ou't.
Sergeant Alfred Jones Visiting
Akron Relatives.
Sergeant Alfred Jones, having com.
ploted a term of servlco In tho United
States army In the Philippines, ar
rived in Akron Friday night for a
short visit with Akron -relatives be
fore beginning to servo a ro-onllst-mont.
Sergeant Jones wag In somo
hard campaigning during his enlist
ment, and ho states that he likes the
army well. He was wounded In tho
arm, but lost Ilttlo time on account
of, sickness. Ho has been completely
nrounl the world, sailing from San
Francisco for tho Philippines, and re
turning by way of the Suez canal and
New Y6rk. Ho was a member of Com.
puny B, Eighth O. V. I., during tho
Spanish-American war and saw ser
vice in Cuba.
G. 0. P. Strength
ens Its Breastworks
An Emergency Com
mittee Appointed.
Will Practically "Relieve'
ecutive Committee.
Such is the alarm In the ranks qf
the G. O. P. in Summit county that
an Emergency commltteo has been ap
pointed, to, practically, take the run
ning of the campaign out of the hands
of the Executive committee.
Judgo Stuart is chairman of tha
Emergency committee.
The "dangerous situation," complain
ed of by Mr. Beery, seems to bo cling
ing closer than ever.
Judge Stuart Is a veteran In the bus
iness of being chairman of G. O'. &
Executive committees.
And Ready to Begin Work For
. the Y. M. C. A.
Mr. R. G. Hooper, secretary of the
Y. M. G. A., arrived In Akron, Snt-J
urday morning and with his family,
consisting of Mrs. Hooper and th'elr
two children, will live for the present
at Ntho Pendleton. Mr. Hooper, will
havo nn office In tho Hamilton build
ing until tho Y. M. 0. A. building' Is
erected. Ills first work will bo' to.
Increase tho building fund. I
For Viaduct on
change St.
Board Directs That They Be
The City Commissioners on Satur
day voted In favor of an ordinance
providing that plans bo prepared ffcr
u viaduct across tho railroad trucks
on East Exchange st. Thoy also voted
In favor of nn ordinance to sell bonds
to provide money for the establish
ment ,of a vnpor light plant.
Will Resist Her Husband's Siity
For Divorce. '
Pittsburg, Oct. 18.-Mrs. Catljerjne
Soffel who liberated tho Blddlo broth
ers and is now in tho penltontiary, has
decided to resist her husband's uH
for divorce, Bhe denies the chargeof
IHHhH ri 31 & I $ H
Talked to a Great
First Cleveland Meeting
a Rouser.
Late Arrival of Tent Responsible
For Collapse of Seats.
Cleveland, O., Oct. 18, Mayor John
son's first home meeting of the cam
paign last night was n rouser.
Fully 10,000 people gathered within
the tent to listen to the words of the
Mayor nnd the Democratic candidate
for Secretary of State. Half an hour
before tho time for opening the meet
ing the tent was packed to Its utmost
capacity, The canvas sides were par
tially removed, and ut least 5,000 more
enthusiasts, disappointed In their ef
forts to gain admittance, stood about
tho tent In a dense cordon, valnlj
endeavoring to grasp at least the fringe
of tho oratory which was being dis
tributed within tho great auditorium.
In addition to this nn overflow meet
ing was held In front of the Chamber
of Commerce, Rev. Herbert S. Blgelow
speaking from the balcony of tho
Duimiiig. Auout u.uuu men ana wo
men listened to tho words of the can
didate. A distressing feature of the meeting
was the collapse of the circus seats
which were placed around the edge
of the auditorium. Tho scats were
overloaded, and before the meeting
had progressed far they had all fallen.
The seats went down In three sections.
The first collapse occurred at 7:30
o'clock, shortly before the opening of
tho meeting. Tho occupants of the1,
other scats wero unable to take ad
vantage of the warning thus given,
for the tent was so crowded that it
wap Impossible for them to vacate their
dangerous position. Shortly after the
beginning of Mr. Bigelow's address the
second collapse occurred, followed by
the third abput ten minutes later,
which completed the destruction.'
Hundreds of people went down with
the seats, nnd many were more or less
Injured. The Injuries for the most
part consisted of bruises. Tom Klu
noy, of JW. 125-Washfngton st.', was 'the
only man who received serious Injur
ies. Kinney sustained a broken an
kle. The 'speeches of tho Mayor and Mn
Blgelow, while thoy have been fre
quently repeated to tho cross-country
campaign, were new to the Cleveland
audience, nnd were received with un
bounded enthusiasm. Tho denuncia
tion of fhe Republican leaders, of Ohio
for fostering nn iniquitous scheme of
taxation and of the Republican I.egls.
lnture for Its subservience to "Boss"
Cos and Senator Hanna struck a
Chas. Cawley, the
Alleged Murderer, Will
Be Strongly Defended
Pittsburg, Oct. 18. Charles Cnwley, the young Pittsburg Inventor who
S q prison for slaying his mother, two sisters and twp .brothfrs, has
found 'a benefactor who will put up the, money for his defence on the
yrqijn(J of Insanity. Cawley has Invented an a)r' brake which is pro
jioynced extraordinarily effectlyehls will be-.bobmdby the benefactor.
quickly responsive chord in tho mam
moth assemblage.
A fenturo not nn the nrnnriim wns n
Joint debate between Mr. Johnson and
IV, R. Hopkins. Mr. Hopkins asked
Mr. Johnson a question, nnd was Im
mediately Invited to come upon tho
platform. He accepted, and n series
of pointed questions and answers en
sued, which were much to the liking
o't'tho crowd. The Incident concluded
with Mr. Hopklng Inviting tho Mayor
toa Joint debate, nnd the Mayor's un
hesitating acceptance. The date for
the meeting was nt once fixed for
Tuesday, Oct. '28.
The mcetfng was preceded by nn
elnborntc exhibition of fireworks, un
der, the direction of Rossi, the pyro
technic expert. Rockets and bombs
wero sent up from tho excavation of
tho new federal building, nnd n set
piece, representing tho features of
Mayor Johnson.dmped with the Amer
ican flug, was exhibited to the huge
delight of the multitudinous onlookers.
JTho pyrotechnic exhibition continued
even after tho speaking In the tent
had commenced, considerably to the
'nnnoynnce of Mr. Johnson.
'The tent which was the sccno of last
nlgjit's memornblc gnthcrlng was a
new edition, of- the o)d campaign tent.
A strip of nqw canvas forty feet wide
was inserted In the middle of the old
canvas, thereby about doubling the
capacity. The tent was put up In
great huste, owing to Its delay In ar
riving In the city. At 0 o'elock" the
crowd commenced to . fill the space
within the tent, nnd the tent men
were greatly hampered In their efforts
to arrange the benches and the circus
seats. Mayor Johnson said that tho
collapse of tho circus seats was at
tributable to the early arrival of tho
crowd, ns the tent men were unable
properly to placo them in position.
But How, Is a Mystery
Companion Is Held Pending an
(Special Correspondence.)
Columbus, Oct. 18. Charles McFnd
den aged 11, son of J. M. McFadden,
555 Reardon st, was killed today by
a charge from a shot-gun nnd W'm.
Baughmaii, aged 11, living nt 128 West
j Naughtoh st., s detained by the po-
rllee for investigation. The tragedy oc
curred at the Baughman home short
ly before noon. The chargo of shot
eutcred McFaddcu's body under the
-.right shoulder blade and passed out
through his breast and crashed through
a front window. The Baughman boy
says he and his, nine year old sister.
Flora, were preparing their -father's
dinner, nnd that McFadden was play
ing with the shot, gun .when the gun
w.ib discharged. Tho mystery Is how
the chargo could have entered McFad
dcu's back If he alone was playing with
, the gup..
Has Arrived For the Children of
New York.
New York, Oct. 18-"Joc," the hair
iest lion in tho world," which Andrew
Carnegie's C-ycar-old daughter Mar
garet has presented to the Bronx 'zoo,
has arrived on the steamer Pennsyl
vania. "Joe" In eight years pit! and
Mr. Carnegie paid J,M0 for hlra. He
was bought from a traveling mena
gerie in Germany by Carl Hagenback.
Mttlo Margaret asked her father to
buy a lion so that tho boys and girls
of New l'ork could see a "big live
"Joe" Is a very hairy Hon. From bis
neck nnd shoulders rises a high fluffy
boa of reddish black ball, which runs
In thirk yellow folds along the sides
to his flanks.
Convention of
Railway Clerks
Opened In Akron This
Young Organization Which Has
Grown Fast
The first annual convention of the
National Railway Clerks' association
Is being held In the Doyle block. The
convention opened at 2 o'clock with
addresses of welcome by Wt W. Wag
oner of the local association and May
or Doyle. It Is expected that there
will be 100 delegates at the conven
tion. The association was organized
In this city one year ago and Is now
represented as far east as Hartford,
Conn.; north to Minneapolis; west to
Des Moines, Iowa, and south to Mont
gomery, Ala. The national headquar
ters have been located in this city,
but it Is very probable that they will
be removed to a larger railway center.
The officers of the association arc:
President, J. A. Weston, Cuynhoga
Falls; vice president, W. E. Worden,
Akron; secretary, F. H. Gorrell;
treasurer, W. W. Wagoner, Ak'ron;
Executive commlttee,J. S. Hoey, chair
man; J. T. Powell, W. H. MeXamara,
John Stuver, B. H. Wert.
There will be a session this evening
and one nt 0 o'clbck Sunday forenoon.
There will be nn open gesslon Sunday
afternoon. Rabbi Phllo'- and "others
will speak. The convention 'will close
Punishment When Other
Methods Fail,
Advocated by Superintendent H.
V. Hotchkiss.
"Corporal punishment should be a
last resort, but where It Is really nec
essary, and other methods of attempt
ing to secure discipline have not been
successful, then corporal punishment
should be used, and thoroughly."
This Is the view of Superintendent
H. V. Hotchkiss, of tho Akron schools,
ns expressed nt the High school Sat
urday morning, In an address at the
bi-monthly meeting of the Summit
County Teachers' association.
Tho meeting was very interesting,
and beside Superintendent "Hotchkiss'
nddrcss, there was a fine talk on '"Ob
jects of Education," by Rev. J. J.
Slayter, nnd the Inaugural nddiess of
President C. L. BurrelJ. Miss Leonore
Martin sang charmingly.
Mayor Johnson Makes It to Peo
ple ot Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, Oct. 18. Mayor Tom Ii.
Johnson, of Cleveland, has over his
signature, offered to give Cincinnati a
3-cent street car fare if given n chance.
His offer Is directed to both the people
and the Board of Public Service, npd
to tho latter a separate copy was sent.
His offer is as follows;
"I will personally guarantee that a
syndicate, If given nn opportunity, will
bid nnd put up n forfeit for a 20-yenr
franchise at a three-cent faro for tho
street railway Hues of 'Cincinnati, nnd
agree to paypre6ent owners ul val
ue as a going concern for all tangible
property and 20 per cent In addition;
agree to public inspection! of tho books,
and further, to the sale qf tho lines
to tho city at any time for n price 10
per cent. In addition to money actually
Invested." . , "
City Building Will Be on Buchtel
Avenue Corner.
Council men Who Favored That Location Have
Finished Legislation.
"It looks to me ns If the people who
have this property to sell , must be
needing the money badly,", remarked
Mr. Sawyer nt the special meeting of
Council Friday evening. The meet-ing-tbe
third special meeting held this
week wn for the purpose of passing
finally the legislation necessary for
the purchase of the South Akron site
for a City Hall. Mr. Wllhelm'x sen
timents were about the game, and thej'
both appealed to the nine Counellmeu
who wanted the site to wait" until the
people had an opportunity to vote on
It. But the Intrepid nine reitie(i io
wait. They declared that the matter
had been nendine for four montns,
and that none of the citizens had come
to the Council meetings, after the
mass meetlntr last snrlne. -to remon
strate against the purchase of the site
in South Akron. "The people or ak
ron have known the Situation for n
lonp time." said Mx. Gauthicr. "and
why have they not come here to re
monstrate against our purchasing timt
property' I take their absence nv an
Indlcntlon that they are well satisfied
with the selection.'
The legislation was passed finally,
and the Miller and Glatthar proper
ties, 88x134, at the corner of Main st.
and Buchtel nve., will be purchased
for ?13,500. Some people believe that
the next move of the officials favoring
this site will be to sell bonds and go
ahead with tho erection of the build
ing. This will not be done soon,
though, as the idea of some members
And Will Want the People to "Stand
Pat" on the Code He Has Made.
Columbus, O., Oct 8. Senator Han
na took a whirl at code-making yes
terday. He hurried to Columbus, cap
tured the Governor's office, and dis
patched orders to the Conference com
mittee In session upstairs. These or
ders were carried out to the letter In
33 minutes Jrom thei time they were
received and understood, and a hair
hour of that time was spent In collect
ing a quorum of the committee. Sen
ator Hanna then went to the theatre
nnd later continued his trip.
The Hanna amendment ndopted by
the Conference committee Friday,
takes from the municipal code its last
optional feature, nnd every city in the
state will be compelled to enjoy the
blessings of Board government en
tire. This amendment places the pub
lic service department of each city
A Few Things That the
Public School System-
Has Failed to Do
New Haven, Oct. IS. President El
liot, of Harvard, delivered an nddrrss
before the Connecticut School Teach
crs' association last night In which he
scored the public school system. He
said: "It has failed for two genera
tions In dealing with tho barbarous
vice qf drunkenness. It has Injured
the teaching of bt-lcnce In attempts to
Inculcate total nbstlncnce. It has
Into the Great Beyond
Mrs. P. X. Adams Died Suddenly
Mrs. Catherine I. Adnms, .wlfo of
Dr. P. X. Adnms, died Friday morn
ing n( her home, 1100 South Mnln st,
of npoplexy. Mrs. Adnms bad com-
plained of n headache on riling Fri
day morning, nnd had retired to her
room to llo down. It wns not thought
that she was seriously 111. Her daugh
ter wont to see If there wns anything
Hint cc-uld be dono for her, a short
time later; and on seeing her mpthcr
with her eyes closed, believed that she
was sleeping, nnd she turned to 'go
away. Something Impelled her to
ot tho Board Is to hold tho property
as an Investment. It Is believed that
It will Incrcaee gieatly In value as the
years roll by.
Prior to taking action on the South
Akron site proposition, the Council
men listened to a talk by Architect F
0. Weary, favoring the group plan of
public buildings nnd suggesting that
the new City Hall lie located nt tho
houthwest corner of High nnd Church
sts. He showed blue prints of n group
plan, Including the City Hall, new:
County Jail nnd a now Court Houso.
The Councllmcn were pleased with thej
public spirit shown by Mr. Weary, and
pasied a motion extending him tholll
thanks. It can never be said that tha
Councllmen of Akron don't appreciate
public spirit. Mr. Weary's talk de
layed them only n few minutes in tho
matter of purchasing tho South Akr&a
site, which will not piny In very har
moniously with the group plan.
The final vote on the South Akron
site was as follows! Ayes Jacobs,
Gautblor, Warner, Snook, Ormes,
Plske, Merz, Seidell, Martin. Nays
Sawyer, Amundson, Wllhelm and
Koons. Absent Hill, Eicc and Man
In the case of the Miller property.
It will be necessary to have the prlco
passed upon by Probate court, as the
owners are minors. Those opposed to
tills site will havo another chance ta
talk when the payroll containing tho
prices for these pieces of property1,
comes up for approval.
under a board of not less than three
or moro than flvo. Before Senator
Hanna amended tho code it provided
for the control of the department of
public service, or pubUc parks, by a,
"director or directors not exceeding flyo
in number, as the Council shall deter
mine." That is, the codo, ,when thus
drawn, allowed the Council of each city,
to say whether the publla works de
partment should be placed in the bands
of one man or a board of tbrso or five.
An hour before, a- majority of tha
committee hod been against the change
Hanna favored, and, when the flat won
forth' Senator Archer, a strong Repub
lican, alone hnd the courage to protest;
"It Is an outrage," he said. "Thejj
simply hauled 'em out' of tho commit
tee room, took: 'em down stairs and
gave 'em their ordera. Ihey'll haac
from this later, though.'
failed to train citizens -so that they
can vote intelligently. It has failed
to stamp out gambling. It has failed
to curb mob law nnd crimes of vio
lence. It hns fnlled to suppress the
tasto for ephemeral reading . matter,
Improper plays.for tho liking for patent
medicines. It has fulled to cultivate
.sufficient reasoning- power in employ
ers nnd employed to prevent strikes,
vloleneo and loss."
look again, however, and she soon
saw that her mother was hpvnnd hu.
map aid. She bad died as she slept.
urs. Acmms wns well known In Ak
ron and -was highly, respected. She
was du years of age, Tho remains
will bo taken to Kent for interment
Hnrry Hart, nged 11, of Forest st,
wns injured in it football game Fri
day afternoon, . One of his JP "'as
broke u. ,
BanH Clearings.
Bank clearings in A&a ,a'Lwoek
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