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AKRON DAILY DEMOCRAT.
J$ "l PRICE ONE CENT, i VOLUME 11 NUMBER 182. AKRON, OHIO, WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 19, 1902. o. H. TOWN HELD UP. Business Places and Postoffice Robbed. Alderman's Jury Turned Out to Fight But Were Stampeded. BrieJ Pa., Nov. 10. A gang of mask ed men, from flvo to seven in number, ell of them heavily armed, held up the town of Edlnboro, this county, at 2 o'clock this morning. They robbed a blacksmith shop, clothing store and the postoffice At the latter place they blew open tho safe and secured $700 In cash and stamps. "ALL BUNCOMBE." Nothing In Story Killed Too "It's all buncombo," said Gen. Dick Wednesday when asked about the story that his hunting party to Holmes coun ty had killed too many quail per man. The law allows only 18 quail to bo killed In a day by one man. There was a story that Gen. Dick, his secretary, W. B. Marsh, and Maj. A. B. Critch- Regrets to Leave the Old Norton Homestead For several generations the residence at 1200 East Market st has been oc cupied by a member of the Norton family, among tho first settlers of Mld dlebury. Mrs. T. N. Cook Is the Nor ton In tho house now, and as hor hus band, who recently disposed of his In terests In the Akron Ohlna Co., In tends to engage In business 'In Cleve Lightweight Who M ""I'm a lightweight pugilist, Youri Honor," said "William Smith, who faced tho Mayor Wednesday morning on a charge of Intoxication. "I carao here from Buffalo, and thought I might get on at the smoker last night at the North End club. I got a llttlo drunk." ''Are you Mysterious Billy Smith?" nsked tho Mayor. "No, he was a welterweight and I'm a lightweight I don't suppose 'I'm ROCKEFELLER Behind Prosecution of Siegel. Cm Called In Criminal Court Today.' Sfensas City, Mo., Nov. 10. In criminal court tho cas against Frank fitegol, charged with embezzlement, yru called today. Sis alleged misdoings resulted In. fa-ror of tho Siegel & Sanders Com mission Do., through which Frank Rockefeller, brother of the oil mag nate, lost $277,000. Rockefeller Is back of the prosecution. The specific chargo Involves' $8,000, but there are numerous other Indictments. STILL A CHANCE For Obtaining a Game O. M. U. With Akronlans may yet have a chance to boo a football gamo between the two acknowledged leaders of the state O. M. U. and East Akron team. Drs. Stauffcr, Hulse and Thomas, alumni of O. M. U., have interested them selves In tho proposed game nnd nre endeavoring to get O. 51. U. here for Saturday, Nov. 20. If O. SI. U. can be secured and tho day Is at all favor able, there Is llttlo doubt but that a rccorrt-breakjug crowd would bo In attondauco. ' " ' lA) jury deliberating In an Alderman's ofllco nera at hand heard the explosion, and surrounded the building, but woro stampeded by a 'volloy of shots. A resident named George S. Goodell, sat In the window of his residence, watching the affair oud was shot In the arm by one of the robbers-aa thoy ran past In the street. The gang escaped on tho railroad. That Dick's Party Many Quail. fleld had killed 167 quail In three days. This would mnko the dally average 18 5-0 quails per man. There is a fair ly heavy flne .attached for violation of this law. Gen. Dick, however, says the number of quail his party Is nlfogcd to have killed was exaggerated. He's not a bit afraid of being fined. land, she now feels a tinge of melan choly In anticipation of the time when the family removes to tho Forest City, and tho old homestead of tho.Nortons Is left without a Norton. Tho time for the.romoval of tho family, to Cleve land has not yet been fixed. The original building on the site of the present home was a log cabin. Fought Booze" Instead of Men as fast as Art SlmmR or Terry Mc Govcrn, but I believe I eould givo them gamo anyway." Smith heie pro duced a picture of himself in lighting rig and showed It proudly to tho Mayor. "If you'll let me go, Your Honor, I won't forget you, and If I get a good light you can be suro I'll f-ave youse somo good seats way down in front." Even the offer of the good seats did not coerce the MSnyor from duty, and William was lined $2 and costs. HIGH OFFICIAL May Be Arrested In Connection With Swindle. Paris, Nov. 10. A rumor Is gaining credence today that the arrest or a former cabinet minister Is Imminent, in connection with the wholesale swindling of SI. Boulalne, tho banker. Boulalno did his swindling by means of bogus companies. He was arrested early In October, PRICE OF STOVES TO ADVANCE Chicago, Nov. 10. Members of tho Western Association of. Stove Manu facturers have .decided to raise tho price of stoves flvo per cent. Every prominent stove Industry west of Pennsylvania was .represented. In creased cost of Iron and coke Is said to bo responsible for now prices. Explosion Feared. Richmond, Va., Nov. 10. The super intendent of tho city gas woiks In formed tho council last night that the gas holder has been worn so thin from age, that calamity by explosion Is Imminent. Ho asked for 5250,000 for a now one. The holder Is In a thickly settled dlshlct. ijnd the statement has created a panic In tho neighborhood. THE WEATHER, GENERAJUUY tf&R. GEN. MILES Expects to Visit China and Russia. Washington, Nov. 10. Advices from Lloutonnnt General Miles Indicate that ho will not return direct to this country after his tour of Inspection In tho Philippines, but will visit China and Russia. lie expects to leave Manila about Dec. 15 for Pckln, where he will In spect the legation guard. Thence ho will proceed to St. Petersburg via. tho, Trans-Siberian railway; returning to tho United States by wny of Europe. ALLNIGHT Deputies Watched For Squires. Unreliable Information Led Them On. Many Residents Report Seeing Escaped Prisoners. As yet Sheriff Kelly and his depu ties have not succeeded in capturing or locating any of the prisoners who escaped from the County Jail In tho feeeoml delivery, that took place on election night. Ruraois from a num ber of different places have beep re ceived from time to time, from people who claimed or bellced that they had seen one or another of the pris oners. Henry Squires, for whom the es cape was tho second In ,only six weeks, seems to be the cause of most of tho rumors. Nearly every day some resident of the city informs either the Police or the Sheriff that he has "seen Squires." yet when pffl cers hot foot to tho place where Squires Is suppoied to'bo, no trace of him can be found. Monday night officers were out nil night, lying in wait In tho cold and damp, at a point where It was re: ported that Squires had been seen, and where It was believed that he would leturn. They returned In the morning, however, tired, wet and dis appointed. BOYCOTT Against Schenectady Railroad Still In Force. Schenectady, N. Y Nov. 10. Contrary to expectation the Schenectady Trades assembly, nt Its meeting last night did not declare off the boycott against tho Schenectady raihoad company, and It ls still nominally in effect. The meeting was called especially to consider the boycott question and the session was a stormy one. When it was moved to reconsider the reso lution ordering the bojeott the point was made that the constitution pro vides that any action taken at a reg ular meeting cannot be lescinded nt a special meeting. SCHLEY A Prominent Quest at a Banquet. Kansas City, Nov. 10. Admiral Schley arrived here this morning he a guest of the Commercial club In Its John Jay Treaty anniversary banquet tonight. He was escorted by a regi ment of mllltla. The Admiral was the chief figure In the parade this morning. 99TH BIRTHDAY. And, as Usual, Dr. Wilgohs Wl, Celebrate. The 00th birthday of Dr. Ohaa. F, W. Wllgohs will be celebrated Thur day at the home of his daughter, 11,09 West Thornton st Dr. Wllgohs came to Akron fiom Clinton about a year ago to live with his daughter. WHY STREET IS BOARDED UP A good many peoplo who don't un derstand tho situation are wondering why West Stato st, Is boarded up; It Is all on account of the construc tion of a sewer la tho street, TOO MUCH Red Tape to Suit Wright. Refused to Sit Throne on a While President Paid Formal j Respects to Memphis. Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 10. Presi dent Roosevelt and his party on a special train arrived here about 0 o' clock this morning. A big crowd greeted the President at the station 'and cheered him heartily. He was escorted by local notability 'from tne train through tho principal streets "'of the city to tho Gayoso hotel. The local committee had planned that General Wright was to sit In state, presumably on a thione of somo sort nt the Gayoso hotel .until the President arrived and paid his respects in proper-form. General Wright nt once vetoed the proposition and Insisted upon calling upon the President. After a dilve around the cltytbeFresldcntlal party was taken to the Gayoso hotel where breakfast was given by tho ladles of the city. ' The President wjll attend two re ceptions this afternoon, one for whites and the other for colored people. FULL PAY For Members of the Band. Jury QiyfeThern the Amount Asked. Eighth Regiment Officers Lose Case at Last. Ip the case of Waller Harris and others against Curtis V. Hard and others, In Common Pleas court, the Jury found a verdict of $1470.20 for the nlnintiffs. Tuesday afternoon. Tlie jurymen were out but half an hour. The case In an echo of the Spanish American war, and the part taken In It by the Eight regiment, O. V. I. The action was brought by the members of the Eighth Regiment band, which accompanied tho regiment, nnd was for money which the band men claim ed was promised them by officers of the regiment, In addition to their regu lar balarles as enlisted soldiers. They claim that they had entered Into an agreement with tho officers, by whlcji they were to go to Cuba In consideration of $300 monthly In addi tion to' their regular wages. The first Installment of this sum was paid, and after that the payments languished. Tbeband went with the regiment, served all through tho campaign, and inspired many of the soldiers with now life, who otherwise might have been . discouraged many times. The band men elalmed to have done their partj and upon the refusal of the offi cers, after the war, to pay tho amount that was claimed to be due, they brought suit to recovor It. The defendants are Col. Curtis V. Hard, of Wooster, who commanded tho regiment; Gen. C. W. F. Dick, then Lieutenant Colonel; A. W. Maynes, Captain "" Adjutant; Slajor Fred C. Bryan; and Captains 0. C. Gerlacb, of Wooster; F. C. Lee, of Wadsworth; M. A. Fisher, of Canton, and Frpd S, Miunuls, of Slonsfleld. JThe case caused much comment and a grea deal of feeling among mem bers Of the band, though they served through to the end of the campaign, PIPE LINE Being Laid Across County by . 1 East Ohio Gas Co. Tlie 'East Ohio Gas Co., has almost completed tho work of laying its pipes through Summit county for supplying Cleveland. The lino passes just east of Barberton and west of Falrlawn. Jt ponnects with the mall line of West Virginia between. Canton, and Mussil- Ion. NOT SERIOUS Is Mr. Carnegie's Illness A Severe Cold. London, Nov. 10 It Is stated, today that Andrew Carnegie, who Is 111 In London, Is only suffering from a cold, which Is nt present epidemic In Lon don, owing to tho sudden appearance of wintry weather. The distinguished patient- passed a good night, and Is much better today. He will, however, havp to abandon his Idea of stilling for the United States today, and It may be a week or ten days before ho can leave. TRIAL Of Melvin Smith, at Canton, Be Begun There Thursday. Akron Witnesses Will Be There to Testify. Deputy -Sheriff Ralph Hamlin was busy Wednesday morning searching for witnesses, who might bo able to testify In relation to SIclvin Smith, formerly of this city, and now under arrost In Canton, where he Is charged with killing a street car conductor, a few months ago. The trial will begin at Canton Thursday. Smith lived on Ash st, while In this city and shortly before the shooting occurred, people with whom he lived noticed that his actions were very strange, and that he had changed almost entirely from a quiet, inoffensive young man, to one who was very Irritable and excitable and could not bear opposition to his slightest wish. Finally he left, saying that he was going to Canton to visit his parents. He had Ju3t arrived there when he boarded the car on which the shoot ing occurred. Smith bad some words with the conductor about the arrange ment of the window, at the seat where be placed himself, and then he rose and shot the conductor, who died shortly after. Smith made no denial of the crime and merely said wfaen asked for his motive; "He wanted the window one wny nnd I wanted It another, so I shot him." Counsel for Smith w411 try to prove that he was insane. MOCK TRIAL Caused Lots of Pun at an East Akron Entertainment. The meeting held uesdoy evening by the Young People's Society for Self Culture, at tho First Presbyterian churcli was a complete success. The feature of the evening was a mock trial. In which Miss Laura Shenkel brought suit for $5,000' damages against Mr. O. L. Dorworth, for breach of promjse, Floyd Walfce, represented the plain tiff, H. T. Schlegel defended the ac cused, and Rev. LIndemuth occupied the bench In a stately and befitting manner. Tlie jury returned a Judgment for Miss Shenkel In the sum of $4,500, nnd plaintiff pay all cost. The affair, In genernl, wa Interesting,' entertnln- Ing, and quite amusing. At the next meeting, Monday, Dec 1, Frof. Brook over, -of Buchtel college, will glvo a stereoptleon leeturp on Biology, In con nection with the regular program. Cereal Employe Hurt. Wm. Greene, employed by the Ameri can Cereal Oo was serlousjy Injured Wednesday rooming while jielplng to load a box, car. In somo manner he was caught between tho car and the mill building while the car was being switched, nnd lnjuied Internally. He was taken to the office of Dr, Cleaver. It Is thought that he will recover. C, T. & V. Change. It has been announced that. after Sunday all C, T. & V. trains, will cither run Into tho Union -depot or have connections from the depot More Train dingers. H. Smith, John Martin and E. Redor were arrested by Officer McMlchael at Tallmadgo for clinging to trains and brought to Akron lor trial. LUCKY It May Bring a 15-Year-Old Boy $24,000. Official Figures of Election An nounced by Secretary of State. There Is every reason for believing that a 15-ycar-old Akron boy has won $24,000 In the guessing contest con ducted by the Cincinnati Enquirer, relative to the total number of votes cast for Secretary of State candidates at the last election. His name is Sylvan Keller and he is employed at the Palace Drug store. When the guessing fever broke out, Sylvan was among the first attacked and he studied .the situation care fully. He Is a poor boy, and the Idea of raking In a few dollars on the side seemed to bo a good one. Dually Sylvan decided upon his guess and sent It to the Enquirer. It was 811,467. This is tho exact number of the total vote as announced officially by tho Secretary of State Tuesday after noon. The prizes offered by the Enquirer aggregate $107,000, and of this amount $24,000 was offered for an ex act guess of the total vote. If there How Tramps Have It Is stated that the, fear of the Akron police, and more especially a fear of the B. & O., and Eric Railway -police, has been instilled into the tramps and hoboes all thiough the land to such an extent that they do not approaph Ak ron any more, when.lt can be avoided. When they do have to pass through Akron, they usually make sure to get off their freight train several miles out side of town, and walk in. If any one of them chances to be ar rested for vagrancy, one of the first things he tells about in Police court Is that he "walked Into town." All this cornea from the fact that the rail roads of the country nre determined to break up the practice of train jump ing. Special officers are located at No More Child Bouts, Says His Honor, the Mayor Mayor Doyle stated Wednesday that no more child bouts would be allowed at athletic entertainments. The Mayor refused to allow it at the S. E. A. 0. entertainment a few weeks ago, but forgot about It when he Issued the $5 AND COSTS Has Been O'Brien's Dose Twice This Week. (Special Correspondence.) Barberton, O., Xov. 10. John O'Brien was In police court again Wednesday morning, charged with Intoxication. He pleaded guilty and was fined $5 and costs. He received a like fine on Monday for Intoxication: He fell into the canal Sunday afternoon. John Hamilton and Gus Reager re celved 2 and costs for Intoxication Tuesday. Questionable Honor. Richmond, Va., Xov. 10. Wilson and John Bryant brotbers.Ullled Wm. Van over, of Pike County, Ky., ,Xov. 10. Last night Wilson Bryant was sen tenced to band, by the Dickinson coun ty court He was tho first man con victed of capital offense In that coun ty. His brother will get tho same sen tence today. Oil Reservoirs Burning. Odessa, Xov. 10. Six petroleum reservoirs near this city, containing upwards of 750,000 poods of oil, aro burning fiercely. A high wind Is blowing and fanning the names till the reservoirs aro like a roaring fur nace. Tho whole presents a magnifi cent spectacle from a distance, Commenced Paving. The laying of pavement ou Byers ave. was, commenced Wednesday morning. ii GUESS. are no other exact gueses young Kel ler will receive ?24.00O, a fairly Ig sum of money for a small boy. A large number of Akron people have sent guesses on the vote, and many of them claim that they compare fairly well with the official figures. Tho total number of votes cast was 830,131, but only 07.7 per ctfit. of these voted for the head of the ticket. Ihe official plurality of Mr. Laylin Is 00,405. Other pluralities' are as follows; Crew, Supreme Judge, long term, 03,- 030; Crew, Supreme Judge, short term, 03,021; Kirtley, Member State Board of Public Works, 00,200; Ankeney, Dairy and Food Commissioner, 86,130. The total vote for candidates for sec rctary.of state follows: Laylln (Rep) 436,171 Blgelow, (Dera) 345,(00 White (Pro.) 12.336 Hnjes. ISoc.) 14,270 Adams (Soc. Lab.) Scattering ;083 1 Total 811,431 Warned Each Other towns along the trunk lines, and there He In wait at debarkation .points, and scoop In the tramps as they get off the trains and rub the cinders from theli eyes. Several hundreds of tramps havobeen arrested and sentenced, or qrdereXl out of town again to warn others, in. ,Akroa during the past year,., and the profes sional tramps have a sort of wireless telegraphy by which they keep each other Informed about bard towns to get through. More arrests of tramps are made la Akron just after the victims hav boarded to get out of town than when they have debarked on entering tha city. This Is shnply because tho tramp was very cautloa while he came, bn grew careless on his departure. permit to the X. E. A. C. The MayoB Is much opposed to child bouts. He says that a boxing exhibition If not the proper place for a boy. All per mlts hereafter will contain a clause, prohibiting exhibitions by young boys. CLAIMS Parents Drove Him From Home Because He Was Sickly. There was a pitiful case In Folic court Wednesday morning, when Wil liam Luley, a half grown boy, .was ar raigned for vagrancy. He was arrest ed on the down town streets last night and nfter he was locked up he waa seized with several fits, to which be I subject. Luley told the Mbyor that ho had lived with his parents la Springfield township, and that thoy had driven him from his home because of the fits that attacked him almost constantly and made him unfit and un able to work. Luley will be turned over to the Poor department, and an effort will be made to have him placed; In some institution w&ero he can. bq taken, care of. End of a Bank Teller. St. Louis, Mo., Xov. 10. Wm. J. Lo masney, exchange teller at the Third Xatlonal bank, aged 20, committed aul. clde Tuesday afternoon by taking car bolic acid. Xo cause Is known. Ha left two letters, ono to n brother aiid nnother for a young lady. Lomasney had been In tho bank 17 years. The of. cials say his accounts are In excellent shnpe. Entire Crew Lost. Cherbourg, Nov, 10. A petroleum; hhlji was wrecked on the French coaetj ,wm near hero today, and tha entlie creyn lost. ' ?jl isi x m V -r