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DEMOCRAT. A ( i .m VOLUME 11 NUMBER 156. AKRON, OHIO, MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 20, 1902. PRICE ONE CENjgr ' j$ r DAILY K ii. A MITCHELL And Says Justice Will Be Done the Commission Appointed as Arbitrators by Presi dent Roosevelt. .y. 147,000 Men Will 'Return .to Work Next Thurs- day Morning. Wilkcsbarrc, la Oct-20. Delegates to tho number of over 700, representing all the local orders of the United Mine "Workers In the three nnthraclto dis tricts, mot lii convention at 10 o'clock this inorning nt ,tho Nesbltt theatre, to declare off the conl strike. Tho con vention today Is the closing scon In tho greatest fight that has ever been waged between capital nnd labor and terminates a struggle which neatly pre cipitated a national calamity. Some opposition Is expected when President Mitchell offers the proposi tion submitted by the coal operators to President Itoosevclt to effect a set tlement, for adoption by the conven tion, but this will melt away under the influence of tho leaders who have without exception favored it. Tho convention will spend most of Its time today in organization and it may bo tomorrow beforo the main question Is taken up. President Mitchell addressed tho convention today and tho majority of the delegates liaVe been instructed to follow his suggestions nnd opinions, his speeBli.'will clearly foreshadow tho actiort to be taken, Mitchell Is in favor of a resumption of work. Delegates to the 'convention began to pour into town last night and wero i arriving up to the time when Presldcnt'TUlJcfiell called the convon-tioft-to order. .District Presidents Fn hey and Duffy came last night; -Tresk dent Nichols came in from Scranto'n this morning. Here and tliero objection Is heard to certain features of the' operators' proposition, but there is no bitterness. In, the determination of the operators to keep the non-union men now at work in their present places, many of the delegates fear that thestrikers will nqt be able o -get their old' places back and some strong talk on this point Is likely in conventipn. Others are op posed to the binding contract for three years, giving as their reason for ob jection the possibilities of new econom ic conditions arising during the period Of contract, which would make work unprofitable to them. 'That Mitchell's counsel will prevail Is tho general opinion, oven by the .discontents and in this connection it is recalled that previous to the Indian npolls convention last July many dele gates stood out strongly for calling out the bituminous miners, but after Presl 'dent Mitchell had made his speech In convention, declaring against the call ing out of soft coal workers, the opposition could not bo found wltfr a microscope. A national board member of tho "United Mine Workers, said this morn ing; "I have seen most of the dele gates and they are with Mitchell. Tlfere are two reasons which the dele gates feel make it necossary to adopt the proposition; first, President Roose velt ha's'stood by us and he cannot be turned down, and second, tho public looks to us to mine coal. I think the commission will do tho fair thing, in fact I have heard no intimation that The Men CALLS UPON THE MINERS . . It might do otherwise. Of course there will bo somo delegates vfho will 'shoot off' but' after they have de clared themselves they( will feel bet ter." When tho whistles blow next Thurs day morning in this region, 147,000 mon will go to work again after a strike lasting since last May. Work is, now In progress at the mines and col lieries preparing for a resumption. Many non-union men are deserting tho collieries and joining the strikers. The soldiers are holding dress par ades nnd guard mounts for the delec tation of tno peaceful folk hereabouts. Tho stato is paying $30,00d a day for the entertainment. President Mitchell addressed the con vention as follows.: Gentlemen: I take pleasure In ex tending warm 'greeting and welcome to tho accredited representatives of 150, 000 men and boys whose heroic strug gle for living wages and American conditions of employment has won 'the admiration of the whole civilized world, Language Is Inadequate to express the seilse of pride I feel iniyou and those you represent. Your nobie defense of tho principles of unionism endears you to every man and every woman In our land who works for n livelihood. When the history of tho struggles of the toil ers shall bo written, Its pages will rec ord no event more Important, no prin ciple more ably defen'ded, no battle nioro bravely fought than the contest Svlilch I earnestly hope Is novy about to bo happily ended, For flvo long mouths tho eyes of the nation have been centered upoui your actions and It Is n pleasure to say that .the greilt heart of tho American people throbbed In sympathy with you. It is of course a source of deep regret that millions of underpaid workmen in our'b'lg cities should be the most acute buffcrers by reason of this contest between our selves1 and our employers. But strange as It may appear, hundreds' upon hun dreds of those who suffered most from lack of fuel sent words of commenda tion nnd encouragement to us and In many Instances declared that they would ending any privation In order that the miners and their families might secure, a sufficient wago' to en able them to enjoy a, little happiness' and sunshine instead of 'the glopm and sadness which has been their lot for5 many years. The debt of gratitude wo .owe our fellow woikers in this and other lands, tho debt of gratitude we owe a' gener ous public and friendly press who havo supported and sustained us during this memorable strike can never be ade quotely repaid. For our opponents wo entertain no' feeling of malice. While they havo maligned our characters,. Impugned our motives and 'sought 'tho victory by methods which we scorn to use, yet on the day when we,have secured an ave nue of redress, on this day when the realization of our hopes' (Continued on second page.) Who Will TO RESUME WORK by IIIMIIJt A Scare Story - 4 At Wilkcsbarrc J V Wilkcsbarrc, Pa. Oct. 20. It was reported around strike headquarters at noon today, as coming front New York, that the mine operators will present to the convention this afternoon, through n board member of tho United Mine Workers, a prop osition granting the strikers a ten per cent Increase nnd recog nition of the union, thereby do ing away with an Investigation by tho Arbltratlo'n Commission. Mr. Mitchell said ho knew noth ing of any such move. FIGHT Between Boqrd and Railroads. Latter Will Make No Concessions to City, Depot Police May Be Removed to Regular Routes. ' The, City Commissioners at present are- not feeling, very kindly toward, the railroad companies. They claim that the railroads do not hesitate to ask for whatever they wunt, but thnt'J wnen tuo city "wants anyunng trora them, they are very slow to respond. The city asked the C, T. & V. to. change the location of Its crossings ori Prune st., so that the new bridge re cently erected across the Little Cuya; hoga could be used with greater safety to the public. As It Is now, the cross; lug Is a nuisance. But Superintend ent Johnston told the Commlbsloners that the matter would have to be set tled in court, that he "could not do' business" with them. This made triq Commissioners angry, and they declare, that they will be ready for tho C, T." & V. the next thho It nsks for any thing from the city. Another matter of n great deal of Importance relntes to the policemen at the Union depot. Under tho present rule, tho railroads are supposed to pnyr two-thirds' of tho salaries of the depot policemoiiji nnd tho city one-third. But the railroads refuso to obsorvo the recent raise made In the salaries of policemen. When the police wero get ting ?(0 a month the r.illroads paid $40 of their salaries, nnd the city 520. The share of the railronds is now $50, but thoy have refused to poy It On Monday Commissioner Houser presented a motion that tho depot po-" iiv-cunii ub iuujui'u in ivKouir iieais, nnd their entiro salaries p'tld by the city There are two vacancies in the police force iiow, nnd tho depot men' can be used to good advantage. The other Commissioners, however, askedi for more time, in. the matter of voting Compose the Anthracite on the motion, but- If the railroads don't do their share, ;r. Houscr's mo; lion will be pussed. ; WEALTHY Relatives Lopking Up (Fred McFarlin. Dead Man's Brother-In Law Will. Visit ''Akjon. Friends and.relnthes of Fred Mc Farlin whoso remain i wero found on, the A., B. & 0. track I north of Cuya hoga Falls, Salurda; night, Oct 4, have been located,a last. A caller at Parks' morgue,. J ondny morning, stated that he know McFarlin well, nnd gald the, relatives of the deceased, vvho live in and nbou : fowling (ireen, Oho, are well-to-do c tlzens. A brother-in-law of McFarlin nnmed Baldwin, of Andover, O., Is expected to arrive In Akron some time today and attempt on Identification of McFarlin through his clothing nnd Vffects. Xo photo graph of tho Tomallis was taken before Interment, but an accurate description of McFarlin can be given by the un dertaker. j J A CALL MAY SI BE EXTENDED To Rev. DeWitt Williams by West Congregational Church. Bev. DeWltt.AWUlains, of Connecti cut," occupied the,c'pu!plt of the West Congregational chirch Sunday morn ing fl'hq evening, preaching very nblb sermons and muklng a favorable Im pression upon n largo congregation nt encn nurviL-B. jBxnpuiiB hijujcci wus "Beaf3fp04S Jiofher's Burdens." It Is saidthatpa call may be ex tended to Bcv Williams, to succeed the present pastor, Bev: T. .T. Davles, whenjthc resignation of the latter takes qffect. SLAVS Arpused the Neighbor hood With a Fight. George Mazak, Bruised and Cut, at the Hospital. Ttyroe, dog fights and a. boiler explo sion rolled info one huge noise, could not ljave created more excitement than was to be found Sunday night near tho corner of Bowery nnd Cedar sts., where flvo Slavish citizens were set tling n difference. After the police had got In their work nnd tho smoke had cleared away It was found that George Mazak, 330 South Main st was cut and bruised about- tho head and nqck so that he was taken to the hospital, Fouy, of the Slavs werevfrom Bsi berton, nnd they and Mazak were vis iting a friend on Sherbondy Hill, Sum day. afternoon. They had had several drn,Us and came hack to town together. They, started to fight, as before stat ed, dnd aroused the entire neighbor hood, Mazak was not seriously In jured,, 'No arrests have been made. GRUESOME Discovery Made In Dump Pile at Indianapolis. Indianapolis, Ind.. Oct. 20. Kunday a pile of human feet nnd arms, pr tlally cremate;!, wore found In n dump pile, tho discovery coming through the actions of n negro who was wen to unload his wagon nt that point and busy himself trying to conceal It. Several of the feet and arms had not been In the pickling vat, hence the belief that InMcad of being the debris from one of the medical colleges, friends of the grave roblnrs ,wcre try ing to destroy all evidences against the accused. One of the feet was still covered with the sock In which It had been originally burled. Several pieces of partially burned cloth were also found In the pile. IN NIGHT CLOTHES Masked Men Drove People From Their Home. Montgomery, W. Va., Oct. 20. Six masked men entered Iho home of Ja cob Gibson, on Morris Creek, last night nnd drove Gibson's wife and daughter, who were alone, from the house, clad only n their night clothing. -The men them broke up all the furniture nnd set lire to the house, which burned to the ground. The cause of the outrage Is not yet known here. OFFICER Placed on Trial For Murder. Sensational Killing of Three Women. Crimes Which Excited an Indiana t Jown. i Bvansvllle, Ind., Oct. 20. The trial of Wilbur S. 'itoerwell, charged with the murder of .three women, com menced hero today' Sherwelt has been in Jail since 0c't. l'8, 1001, n,nd was a member of the Evnnsvllle police force at the time of his arrest. On Oct. 11, 1001, the body of Mrs. Geor gia Bailey, was found-by the road side one mile from the city. On the snme day the body of Miss Lena Ben ner was found two miles from the city In an opposite direction. Both women had been choked to death and left by the roadside. In May, of the same year, the, body of Fannie Butler, a comely colored girl, was found in a stable, In this city. She had also been choked to dentl). The murder of- Mrs. Bailey and Miss Benner caused a profound sensation, nnd the police were unnble to develop a satisfactory clue to the murder. The Coroner took the case In band and developed evidence which pointed to Sherwell. It wns known that ho had visited the women nnd It was pretty well established that he went riding with them' the evening before their bodies were' found. Sherwell wns on a vacation at the time. The Coroner secured a warrant for Sherwell and he was arrested on Oct. IS, just one week after the bodies, were found. He was given a preliminary hearing and wns held without bond. Evldepce nlso pointed to him as the murderer of Fannie; Butler. When the grand jury met Sherwell' was Indicted for th,e murder of Mts'. Georgia Bailey, Lena Bonner nnd Fannie Butler. THE WEATHEB: FA1B AND COOIiEB. Miners' Arbitration Commission. EXCITEMENT Expected at Council Meet-, ing This EVening. Another Report on the Grant Street Paving Controversy. An exciting time Is expected n't this evening's session of the City Coun cil, If another report is submitted on the Grant st. paving matter. The sit uation was further Investigated Sat urday afternoon by Councllmen Snook, Seidell, Gnutiiler, Sawyer, War ner, Plske and Mere and Commission ers Houttcr and Wilson. Council Manman Mandcrlmch was on tho grounds early in the nftprnoont but left before the Investigation began. Contractor Wllde was also with the party. The report submitted a week ago stated that It had been found that tho slag placed on the street was not of a depth that met the requirements of the contract, which called for"nn eight-Inch slag base. It was an nounced that the slog In some places was not marc than two inches deep, and that as a result of, the'diggfng of 20 holes in the base already laid It was discovered that the thickness of tho base ranged from two to nine inches and a half, making un average of GOT A BULLET BUT NO PULLET Chicken Thief Wounded by Elbridge . Chrisman Saturday Night. A surprise of more -than Ordinary completeness and suddenness was per petrated on sonie Individual who loved chicken more than he loved to obey tho law, Saturday "night Thinking, perhaps, to forage a "Sunday" dinner, the chicken collector Invaded the back yard of A. J. Chrisman, 117 itllng st, about 11 p.m., and was trying to get Into the chicken coop, when he was seen by Elbridge Chrisman. "COURT HOUSE RING" Presented a Fine Retiring "From the Court House Blng to L. E. SIsler," Is the inscription pn a,beau tiful gold watch presented to. Auditor SIsler, upon the occasion of his retire ment from dflico Monday morning, af ter having served two terms, covering n period of six years and Ave we'eks. Mr. Mark D. Buckman; le now1 audi tor, was sworn Into office Monday. The speech in which the, presentation of the watch was made to Auditor SIs ler was delivered by Judge Anderson. This would indlcnte tha"t the Judge is chairman of the "Blng" although ho has repeatedly endeavored In' the past Prohibs. at the Falls,- - Mr. Willis E. Foltz addressed a temperance meeting ini . Cuyahoga Falls, Saturday Might, speaking to u .yjO-lnchcs. Thirteen holes were dug Saturday afternoon, and the depth of slag discovered ranged from ' two to eight Inches and a half, making an nvcrago of ti.-" Inches. It was discovered that: some parts of the foundaton exam'ned a week ago have since been re-slagged, and It w.-ls decided that measurements of tho re-slagged portions should not figure In the report. In the placcM ro-slnggcd the depths of the base ranged from eight inches to 11 V. In the la other places examined, the measurements taken range froln twi to eight and a half inches. If the report is made to Council this evening and It will undoubtedly be" called for an exciting time will be sure to follow, because a number of the Councllmen how the Commissioners and City Civil Engineer responsible for the whole affair, upon the grounds that they are paid to protect the Inter ests of the city against any . neglect of contractors to make improvements In accordance with contracts. Mr. Chrisman go u 38-calibre revol ver, and let drhe at the maraudert There was a yell of surprise aod'painj and the man dropped tq the, ground Befpre 3Ir. ChrNman 'c6uld g'et'to h'lin however, he waA on his feet" again anrf running rapidly away. He made good' his escape, thopgh a splotch" of blood, on the ground near the chicken coop Indicates that he was probably hard hit Xo trace of him has since been, , found. Watch to One of Its Members. ' ' to correct the impression. Auditor SIs ler thanked his friends for 'the gift, and isbured them that every time he, looked at it tho watch would recall to him the many pleasant times he had. enjoyed with his friends nt "the Courtf House. "What I prize most," he said, "is your friendship. Our relations have always been of the most cordial' and pleasant nature, and wherqver I, go I will remember yon with the kind liest of feelings." Dr. Sisler and his family will rempye soon to Port Huron, Mich. His head quarters as Supreme Finance" Keeper of the Maccabees will be in'that city. good sized crowd upon the streets. -The Misses Boush gave several excellent recitations nnd Bev. W. F. Crispin also spoke. Bev. Crispin will spek'Ot Steel's Corners Tuesdoy night ' y m A'l l Q . 9 I i aaJsmsSJ ; ."aSaEaav: urns SS33S?k fiiksa i . """? ! " " ' v. 4 ' r J- I'M A Jl ) ''tr4,4"-'a .fc'M-v, Ahvt :khmmMm mmmMtmmMi&Mmii -:nrmMT -wm Atfti- vf,..