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DAILY DEMOCBAT VOLUME 11 NUMBER 183. AKRON, OHIO, THURSDAY EVENING,, ? NOVEMBER 20, 1902. PRICE ONE CENT, 1 PUBLIC Will Be Made to Wage Increases. Railroads Getting Ready to Raise Their Freight Rates. New York, Nov. 20. Industrial cor poratlons are joining the railroads In rising wages of employes; The tlvst of the Industrials in tho movement Is tho .American Cigar Co. It hns ordered the pay of Its 7,000 em ployes" In Philadelphia, Camden and 'i'routon Increased 15 per cent. The sutn annually Involved in this Increase EXACT NUMBER Of Voters In Summit County Rather Difficult to Determine. The exact number of voters in Sum mit county Is u harder matter to de termine than is apparent at llrst thought, and an effort to determine the number at the court house, Thurs day, brought out the following facts: The men of voting age In tho county are enumerated by the assessors, and It is stated that their reports are Inaccurate In many Instances. Audi tor Mark D. Buckmnn when akcd about it said: "The last total of men In Summit county of voting age, was, I remom bcri smaller than the number of tho.se who voted nt itho Presidential elec tion In 1000. When it is remembcied that the assessors' total ,1s supposed to Include, all .men over 21, many of whom are foreigners, and some of SHOT DOWN By a Gang of Thieves. Car Ambushed Special Officer Chicago & Northwestern. of Chicago, Nov. 20. When on a hunt for car thieves, Charles Billon, special agent for the Chicago & Northwestern railway, was shot and killed nt 2.30 o'clock this morning In the yurds of tho railway at North California nve. and West Kenzto st. His body was found with Ave bullets In It, lying between two lines of cars Kls revolver, undischarged, was clinch ed in bis right hand and it Is supposed he had been set upon by thieves In am bush and bad only time' to draw his m enpon before he w ns shot down. Sev eral suspscjs -were arrested. LABORER HURT. Fell While Crossing Plank In Building. Charles Corlnthn, an Italian em ployed ns a laborer on tho Wheeler building, South Main St., had a nar row escape from death Thursday, just beforo the noon hour. Ho was en gaged in wheeling brick across a plank when ho lost his balance, fall ing a distance of 15 feet. No bones were broken, his injuries being con fined to bruises on the body. OBLIGED To Place Embargo on Its Own Shipments. Reading, Pa., Nov .20, Notices have been received hoic that owing to freight blockades tho Pennsylvania railroad company has placed an em bargo for ono week on tho shipments of coal from the anthracite mines rontrollcd by tho company. Police Captains Reinstated. By an oider of tho Supremo court, pc five Cleveland pollco captains, dis missed by Director Dunn, havo been ordered re-Instated. The blame for bo shake-up is now placed ou Chief Corner, Pay Is $400,000. If nil tho Industries follow suit, the additional wages that will be received throughout tho country will run Into hundreds of mJIUpps yearly. Tho World, this morning, prints statistics showing how-the railroads gain by rais ing wages. It believes tho rollronds will raise freight rules to recompense themsebes for the increase. whom are not ellglbhyas voters, this seems strange. The actual number of voters In the county can scarcely be accurately dctennlneu, for there nro a number of oters "who arc 'floaters,' and some of them leave and others qualify all tho time, "Tho total vote cast in Summit county for President, all parties, In 1000, was 19,054, according to the report of the Secretary of fjtate, The actual number of voters must be somewhat larger than that, of course, for It Is scarcely possible that every voter in the county was at the polls on election day. Haw many remained awuy, of course, cannot be deter mined. A blg'-v ote was, polled .and tho 10,084 must bo som.ew.hgre n,ciuvttbo actual number.'' l HEAVY DAMAGE Caused by' Pire at cisco, San Fran- San Francisco, Nov. 20. Flro early this morning destroyed tho Southern Pacific railway shops and ferry sta tion at tho end of Alameda mole. A large number of passenger coacnes were also burned. Loss, $400,000. Several men are missing, Tho flames started fiom nn unknown cnuso Im mediately after tho ferry boat Oak land had tied up,, after her labt trip about 1 o'clock. SETTLED. Petition In Case of Eugene Wallace vs. A. W. Maynes Withdrawn. It was stated Thursday morning that the action which wn.s started recently In Common Pleas court, in which Eu gene Wallace sued A.-W. Maypes for damages upon the alleged grounds of alienation of affectians,has been set tled, and that the petition has been withdrawn by tho plaintiff. The prom inence of the parties to the suit and fho nature of the charges created a great stir In local society. CAMPAIGN DEBTS. Prohibitionists (lave Arranged to Pay Them. Members of the Prohibition Alllanco met nt the home of Mr. A. AV, Zim merman, 112 Blaine ne Wednesday ovenlng. It was announced"that they had provided for all of their cam paign debts. The next meeting will be held Dec. 17 at the same place. College Club. The Actual Business Collego pebat lug club met In tho college, rooms jn the I. O. O. F. temple Wednesday evening. Theprlnclpalfenturo of tho evening wns thp reading of several papers on "Ohio." Mr, D. O. Betz, rendered sov einl solos during tho meeting. II. 0. Knechr, one of thq members, read nn Interesting essay on "Ohio nnd.Emanel nation." About 150 wore present. Tho club meets every two weeks. Smallpox Card Removed. Tho smallpox card has been removed by Sanitary Policeman Hoye from res. idence 115, Lincoln at. MENTAL CRUELTY. Grounds on Which Mrs. Mollncux Bases Suit. New York, Nov. 20. A special from Sioux Kails, B. D., reports that Mnr., Blanche Mollneujr, In her petition for divorce from llolnnd B. Mollncux, will allcgo extreme cruelty. In South Dakota Hint Is one of the grounds on which dlorco may bo granted and the statute gives thu In-' fcronco that It need not bo physical cruelty. Mental cruelty Is sufficient. Mrs. Mollncux will plead, It Is said, that Mollncux has inflicted upon her much mental cruelty. LIFE Of. Aiken May Be Saved. Blood Clot Removed From Brain As a Result of Daring Surgical Operation. Annapolis, Md., Nov. 20. The life of Midshipman Hugh M. Aiken, Injured In a recent football game, may be saved as a result of the most da'rlng surgical operation. "" Yesterday Dr. Wm. W. Keen, n Phil adelphia brain specialist, cut a trlangu. lar piece from tho skull on top and ex. tending to the right side of the bead. One side was left connected wltl thq skull. The bone was then forced up a blood clot removed. Aiken regain ed consciousness and his mind was clear. The doctors say that Atken now has a chance for life. NEW OFFICES. Grant & Sieber and U. S. B. & L Co. Moving. The law firm of Grant & Sieber, whose offices mere In Hotel Buchtel building, are removing to new offices on the fourth floor in the Hamilton building. The United States Building & Loan Co., which wns recently merged with the Idemnlty Co., of Cleveland, will also tnko new qunrters. Tho quartoro havo not been chosen yet SALARIES. Councilman Wilhelm's Views on the Subject. It has been figured out by Council man Wllhelm that If extra care is, taken by tho committee appointed by Council to flx salaries of city officials under tho new code, the salary ex pense may bo held down almost to the present limit. He estimates that the Board of Public Service will bo composed of thiee members, audjthat the salary of each should not exceed $1,500 a year. Mp'uibeis of tho Board, of Public Safety, ho says, should be satlsflod with a salary of ifGOO a year, and ho would give tho Auditor $1,200) Treasurer, $1,500 and Sollpltor $1,500. "THE SENATOR'S BIRTHDAY." It Will Be Celebrated This Year, as Usual. Inasmuch as Hon. Geo W. Crouse's birthday comes around once a 7031 It is only uatmal to Infer that tho celebra tion of It Is an annual occurrence. This Is tho case, no matter how you look at It, and tho form of oelcbrntlon this year will be a dinner nt tho Buchtel hotel Snturany evening, it will be a tine affair. NEW QUARTERS. , Location of Buchtel Cafe May Be Changed. The rooms in the Hotel Bucbtoi building which are being vacated by Grant & Sieber and the United States Building & Loan Co. will piobably bo used for the Buchtel cafe. Mr. Washer stated Thursday that ho bad not de cided what ha would do with the var caut office rooms, but that they might bo converted into a cafe, as the Ipcai tion is better than the present quarters, ONLY One Patriot, Hand on To Bid Fareyvell to ;the President. "Give These Posies to Superior" He Said. Your Stevcnsen, Ala 'ov. 20.-Tbo Presi dential train reached here on time at 8:15 this morning' , Two minutes before the President lefts Memphis last night, a blaze of red' light "illuminated tho station. "General" Teter Tracy, one of the town's cbnractets, wob there to give tho'PicsIdent u sendou". Ho was the only one p'f the citizens to appear there. After setting olt red, white and blue 'flies, the "Gericinl" ndvnnccd upon tho President, with a big bouquet of cut flowers. -"I have one requesMo makejof your excellency," said be i"antl that Is that you will deliver fhesc posies In good condition to jour( superior In the White 'House. "I promise faith-ully," replied the it President, "and Jhank you most heartily for your thoughtfulness.." "tieneial" Tjacy Retired happy. -The absence of any number of the Mem phis citizens nt tho station to bid Presidont .Rooscvcl fntewell did not surprise the members of his party, after tho chilly reception yesterday. Must Be on Com- PistitiyBas; And Hall to CosHNot , More Than $75,000. Decision of Y. M. C. A. of Directors. Board At a meeting of tho board of direc tors -of -the- Y. JL C. A. It was de cided to lnlte competitive bids for the contract to prepare plans for tho Y. M.'C. A. hall. It Is deslgnedthatthe bids shall be submitted not Inter than Dec. 20, and nil be prepaied upon a basis of $75,000. There seems to be a sentiment among the business men In favor of constructing a building with dormi tories, for the purposo of obtaining revenue, and possibly, in time, make the building self sustaining. WITNESSES Who Have Been Sub poenaed Here To Testify In Trial of Melvin Smith, at Canton, Akron people w 111 take a more or less'irnportnnt pnit in tho trial of Mel vin Smith, who Is charged at Canton with murder. Smith shot and almost lustpntly killed J. B. Shetler. a con ductor of n Canton car, n few months qgo, after a quariel nbou$ the adjust ment 0(1 a window, and an Investiga tion of his mental condition 'is being made. Smith lived In AUion for come time pro'r 4o too shooting of Shetler, and woh employed at tho factory by tho Webster, Camp & Lano Co. Ho left here, on a vslt to his parents at Can ton, only tho day before tho shooting took pjace. Tho following Akron people, who knew Smith heie, havo been subpoe naed to appear at Canton: Leo fleschwlnd, Simon B. Weary, MAttbla's Witner, Mrs. Luclnda J. Mil ler, Agnes McMillan, Guy McMillan, Walter ,Adnms. Dr. Vf A. Sackctt, Joseph Jqhn Goodcuheiger Myers, and TflB WEATHER. AAUP warded;. BIDS KILLED IN RUNAWAY Tragic End of a New York Editor. New York, Nov. 20. Nelson Ilercb, editor of tho Sunday World, was in stantly killed early this morning by being thrown from his cart Mr. Hersh was driving homo and when near the Intersection of Manor road and Brooks ave., West New Brighton, his horse took fright, ran away and swerving suddenly, over turned tho cart, throwing Mr. Hersh with great violence Into n deep ditch, breaking his neck. Ho Is survived by a wife and four children. THREE K. & L of H. Lodges In Akron. Two Have Just Been Organized. Number of Enthusiastic Meetings Held. An English lodge of Knights and La dles of Honor has been .organized In this city ns a result of the preliminary meeting held two weeks ago. After a short opening speech at the meeting, the former chairman, Mr. Vic tor Moiton, introduced the Grand Pro tector of tho State, Mrs. Jennie Woes ner, of Cleveland, who presided during the ceremonies. The following mem bers of Agenda lodge, who were pres ent, were asked to fill chairs pending the election of the officers of the lodge: Bro. Ellas Koplirf, ns vice-protector; Bro. Pelton, as guido, and Sister Talt, as guard. Thirty names appearing on the charter list, a ballot was taken, re suiting in their election to membership In the. order. , - - i The following officers' .were duly elected and -installed: Past protector. Frank Vogt; pjotector, Victor Morton; ylce protector, Susie Kohler; secretary, A, E. Wood; financial secretary, J. J. Whltelaw; treasurer, H. X. Nipple, M. D.; chaplain, Peter Kohler; guide, A. M. Donovan; guard, J. D. Klmpflin; sentinel,, .T. H. Kreltzer. Following the Installation the 18 new members pres ent wore given instruction in the se cret work of 'the order. Bro. Frank Blakeslee. grand secretary, of Cleve land, acting ns protector. Mrs. Farr, grand trustee, as past protector, and Mrs. Tnlt, of Akron, as grand chaplain. Harmonic lodgo of the Knights and Ladles of Honor, working in the Ger man language, was Instituted In Akron on Wednesday evening in Conrad hall, under the direct supervision of Grand Protector Mrs. Woesner, of Cleveland, with Sirs. Woodilng, of Agenda lodge, ns vice protector; Bio. Somervllle, of the same lodse, as sentinel; Mrs. Farr, of Cleveland, as secretary, and Grand Secietnry Blakeslee, pf Clo eland, as fi nancial secretary pro tern. Thirty-two names snneared on the charter list. 20 of whom answered to roll call. After the usunl preliminary exercises, the election of officers was called, resulting as follows: Tost protector, Fred Rnth) enberg; protector, Mntthlns Weln; yico protector. Pnullnn Biunswlek; secre tary, Henry Arnold; financial secretnry, John Volkmann: trensuier, Clias. Bepp; chaplain, Knthdrlna Weln; guide, Jacob Bauer: guard, John Wnlser; sentinel, Chas. Relnert; trustees T. Uuthenberg, William Hnnnlg, and John Brunswick. The officers were Installed by Grand Trustee Mrs. Thcrpsa Bnrz, of Sandusky, with Grand Trus tee Alf Woodrlng, of Akron, as Grand Guide. Mrs. Bnrz then conferred tho ' degree upon the new members present, the following visitors being present and assisting In thp work; Grand protector, Mrs. Woesner; grand secretary, F, Blakeslee, and grand trus tee, Mrs. Farr. all of Cleveland; grand trustee, Mrs. Barz, of Sandusky, and grand trustee, Alf Woodrlng qnd wife, of Akron, and Archie SomerviHe, pro tector of Agenda lodge, of Akrou. Tho noxt. meeting was announced for Dec. 3 In the same hall. Akron now has three good lodges of tho order, and wo look for a decided boom In K. and L. of II. work hero the coming season. Hard Work 'Climbing Grade. One of'the.CnntoiKVkron cars, as a result of Blfcpery rails, had a hard time Thursday morning climbing the grndo on East Market st, which has n rise of about P degrees. It finally man aged, however, to pull through. CASCADE MILL May Be Turned Into a Power House. Negotiations on For Its Purchase by C, A. & S. Fast Line Railway Co. It Is said that negotiation havo been commenced by tho Cleveland, Akron & Southern Fast Line Railway Co. for tho purchase 'of tho Cascade Mill building, on North Howard st. ' If the deal Is consummated, tho building wil be used by the company ns a pow er house, ft' furnish electric-1 Ity for the operation of the trolley lino to bo built between Cleveland and Akron, following the Cuyahoga ivlng the CujMhoga valley most of the way. The Cascade mill is located very advantageously, Is a valuable property, and has In connection a good Water ppwer which would aid the compaiiy Immensely. The mill Is at present the property of the American Cereal Co., Representatives of the C, A. & S. F. L. Co. have been very busy for sev eral months, making surveys through Novel Contest In an Akron Sunday School During the month of October the members of Class Esther of the First Church of Christ Sunday school were divided Into two parts, ono part be ing led by Homer Butler and the other by W. DIeckman. Tha contest wns to see which side woulfj 'bring In the most new scholars. Mr. But- ler's side won and tho entire ciassj Called Each Other Liars. Only Dispute They Ever Had. Shaffer-Gompers Affair Reached Settlement. Has New Orleans, Nov. 20. The special committee of the Federation of Labor reported this morning .on charges pre ferred against President Gompers. Gompers was clmpletely vindicateiKf the charges that he was uot a good union mnn. The evidence shoved that the reso lution bad been Introduced, by P. J. Sheridan without Shaffer's permis sion or knowledge, and that Shaffer really had not made any charges Impugning Gompeis as a unionist. Shaffer said befoie the committee that he had once called Gompers a liar and Gompers had called .him a liar. I These epithets had ben applied con cerning disputes that had grown out of a strike of Shaffer's- union in 1001. This was the only difference Shaffer would admit between blm and Presi dent Gompers. " ' ' - DIGK And Grosvenor Are For Cannon. Not Likely To Be an Ohio Candi date For Speaker. rniinnliug. Nov. 20. Eleven of Ohio's 17 Congressmen met hero to day to decide on whom to support for speaker. Dick and Grosvenor do not favor any opposition to Cannon. It is likely there will Uo no Ohio candidate. Burton tlilnks ho ought to havo tho support of 'Ohio and sent Harvey Goulder, of ClYelnli t Pre sent h'8 claims. He4dld not CQitfo Jo tho meeting himself. MERELY the Cuyahoga valley, securing the right of way, and mapping out a line which will be the most direct betweea .Cleveland and Akron. The right of way Is entirely over private property and It is expected that the running time between the terminal points will bo greatly reduced. The line is to be In operation within a year. A corps of engineers, under the direction of Mr. T. L. Chllds, Is already In the field and the work Is going actively forward. The officers of the Cleve land, Akron & Southern Fast Lino Co., are: Judge C. B. Grant, president; Charles A. Gates, Masslllon, vice presi dent; C. H. Wheeler, secretary and treasurer; T. L. Chllds general man ager; George W. Sieber, general coun sel. was entertained by the losing side Wednesday evening in the lecture room of the church. Sixty-five mem bers were present and a very enjoy able evening was spent In bean bag throwing and other games. .The room had been ery prettily decorated for the occasion. Refreshments wero served and a Hash light picture was taken of the party. RECITAL r it Given by Pupils Maxson. 0 HUs The first year pupils of Miss Maxson, gave a piano recital Wednesday even lng at her studio on Crosby st They vere assisted by Miss Chandler am) Miss Veon, pianists and by Mis Chap man, vocalist Tho following are the children vrao had part in the program: Leatha Swain, G-eoffrey, Swain, Hazel Porter, Bessie Baugh man, Margery Bennage, Alice Riley, Josephine Riley, Mildred Way, Bom Morley, Lillian AverllL Leward Wy koff, Edna Anderson an'd Gladys Brownell. This was the first of a series pf re citals that are to be given this winter f? Miss Masson's pupils. FIRST MEETING Of the Special Redisricting Committee. , - Councilman A. J. Wllhelm, of the 'special Redisricting committee, stated Thursday that the committee would probably bold Its first meeting Monday night to discuss plans for getting start ed in tho work. Nash In the South. Chattanooga, Tenn., Nov. 20. Gov ernor George K. Nnsh, of Ohio, his private secretary nnd a party of iron manufacturers arrived nere today. They spent the day at Lookout moun tain. They will remain here three days, and then make a tour of tho south. Advance In Rates. Chicago, 111., Nov. 20. Western traf fic officials havo agreed to advance Dec. 15, tho rates on wheat and com from points west and southwest from tho Missouri river to the east and from the Missouri river to the gulf two cents per hundred pounds. It. Is understood that a similar advance In eastbound rates on grain from Chi cago, nnd the Mississippi will be mado by the eastern ronds about Dec. 1. Barn Burned. A barn owned by Mr. Jacob Wpld vogel of 421 East Buchtel' ave., was partially destroyed by Are Wednesday ovenlng nt 0:30 o'clock. 'The Are det partment responded and put the flr out beforo It cuused much damage, IV Is not known how the flro started, bu' It Is supposed to be of Incendiary' origin. 'a m tek fM ? jj- Q.-.jjjaSteAik.'jaig"