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AKRON DAILY DEMOCRAT.
it t VOLUME 11 NUMBER 187. AK;RON, OHIO, TUESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 25, 1902. PRICE 'ONE CENT; .' I MERELY Ate Lunch In Same Room. Booker T. Washington Never Dined With President at White House Table. Further Explanation Deemed Necessary by Gen. Wright. Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 23. Booker T. Washington did not dine at the 'While House table us the guest of President Roosovelt and family, 1b the interesting announcement made by General Mar cus J. Wright, of the War Depart ment in Washington, who has been, visiting in Memphis for a number of dnys. "Tho whole truth of the matter Is thl3," said General Wright. "Presi dent Roosevelt had been anxious for some, time to obtain n trutnful light on tho situation in the south. Finally, at the suggestion of n number of south ern and northern men of both great political parties, he sent a message to Booker Washington, asking him to come to the capltol for conference re garding the negro, his needs, and his capaDiiiucs. Washington came, and tho conference which was started in the President's executive otlice and was changed to his private ofllce be cause of repeated interruptions, con tinued for five hours. "In the midst of the conference be tween tho President and Washington lunch was sent In to tho chief execn. W tive of the nation. Desiring to con- nunc mo couTeiuiuion, ana, rawer than lose the time necessary for vti. ?" ingtOn tO CO tO lunch. Presided Tfnna. L4 yelt thoreupon ordered thai lunch be ti ""-u w i" uegru euucuior in mo L.SS same room. ' Now, this was all there was tn thn- Btorv. Washlncrtnn rllil tin dltu o v,n. White House table, did not break bread with the President's wlfo and daughter? nnd was fn nn Kenan n miaof .-. , ... u.UU u UVdb upon equal terras of social equality." i BIG REWARD Offered For Capture of Train Robbers. Chicago, Nov. 25. The U. S. Exnress Kand Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific itaiiroau companies today offered a re- i wara or Jfso.ooo for the arrest and eou IVlctlon of tho men Who held nn nnd oDUed tne Rock Island Express near Davenport, Iowa, last Saturday morn- Hng. Accompanying tho reward offered Is ' a list of tho contents of robbed safe, which shows thatthe total value of booty Is little less than $2,500. Police, It is believed, are making a search of this .city for tho bandits. COTTON GROWERS Also Demanding Relief From Freight Congestion. Memphis. Tenn.. Nov. 25. The Mom. phis cotton exchange has taken nn the question of delays on tho present railroads in handling cotton out of this city and has declared Its lntn. tlon of carrying tho matter into the courts to force tho roads to furnish the proper number of cars to handle the business with dispatch. The sltiia- tlon is unusually serions. MITCHELL And Others Held a Special Conference. Washington, Nov. 25. President iMitcboll with his advisers, Attorney iD.uow, Henry Lloyd and others Is pu conference this morning with Wayne McVeigh at tho Willlnrd hotel. lino purpose of the meeting was not lllsclosed, but it is in furtherance of l)laus to bring the miners and opera lors to an agreement. STOPPED TRAIN, iidnaped Her Son, and Escaped the Officers. MeniDh'is. Tenn.. Nnr. iz Mm. uella Fletcher, of Covincrtnn. Tenn.. Iduaped her 10-year-old boy from his laraian Monday. The three wero on ie samo train' near Memphis, nnd unc me guardian was uslcep, tho uwer puueci ine dcii cord, stopped o inim ana iooic nor noy nwny. She bs hoi ueen neara or since. The lints had refused to give her son to Ir. llE WEATHER. JENEl(AIiIY FAIR; COOI DEBTS AND LOVE. Combination Which Drove a Salesman to Suicide. Racine, Wis., Nov. 25. W. T. Per kins, a traveling salesman for n Arm of Kalamazoo, Mich., committed suicide in his room nt tho Hotel Rncmo hero by taking nlno grains of opium. Ho was despondent over reverses In business, fn 11 in-o to meet his debts, combined with his lovo for n girl In Columbus, O., whom his lack of resonrces forbado him to marry. A unposted letter ad dressed to his sweetheart, which was found In his pocket, told of llnanclal troubles. FAVORS Oklahoma For a State, But Chances Are Against New Mexico and Arizona- i Guthrie, Okla., Nov. 25. Tho Senate sub-commlttco on territories has com pleted Its tour of Investigation. Al though tho members of the committee absolutely refuse to talk, It ls pretty generally understood that It will ro port in favor of statehood for Okla homa and against statehood for New Mexico aud Arizona. Tho favorable report on Oklahoma, however, is by no means certain to secure for that territory tho raised rank that it covets. The omnibus bill already pasted by the House provides for statehood for all three territories nnd the friends of each territory have entered into an offensive aud defensive alliance to pass it. While In New Mex ico tho committee took several snap shots of the people and institution''. It has a photograph of a boy 10 years old born and raised iu that territory who cannot speak a word of English; atao several groups of people who talk nothing but the Spanish language. The court records In somq places nro writ ten In Spanish. This bodes no good for New Mexico In the eyes of the commit tee. KIDNAPER Operating Successfully In Indian apolis. Indianapolis Nov. 25. During the noon recess of fet. John Academy, Mon day, a woman approached a group of little, girls and requested Anna Berry, aged 12, daughter of Thomas Berry, to carry, a small bundle to the union rail way station and when her companions offered to accompany her they were ad vised' to re-enter the school room and tho woman nnd Anna, walked off to gether. No trace of the girl has since been found and it is believed she was kid naped and Is being concealed in the city. The little girls who saw he wo man can glvo no description beyond that sho was well dressed and is rcd linlrcd. The police can get no trace of the missing pair. Berry has no clew to tho Identity of the kidnaper. JUST LIKE THE EDITORS King Edward Also Receiving. Some Big Potatoes. Troy, N. Y Nov. 23. A unique ex press package destined for a distin guished personage "was an object of curiosity at the depot last night. It consisted of an enormous potnto, weighing several pounds. tt wus in a box and consigued "To His Maj esty, the King of England, House of Parliament, London, England," and was shipped by N. P. Huiett, of Paw let Vt, who raised It on his farm. It was on tho way to New York and will bo shipped from that port to Eng land. The exprcssage was prepaid. FAMOUS BEAUTY ABOUT TO MARRY Owonsboro, Ky., Nov. 25 Miss. Abigail Rowim Gllllin, of this city, the noted Kentucky beauty, and George Julian Zolnay, the famous New York sculptor, are to be married at tho homo of the brlda 'hero Wednesday. Mr. Zolnay Is popular In tha south,' where his statue of Edgar Allen Poe, the Winnie Davis memorial and a tympanum in tho University of Vir ginia, have made him a favorite. Miss Glllim is a fine musician and a talented artist AN ACCIDENT. But John McCormick Is Dead, Nevertheless. Newberry. Mich., Nov. 25. John Mc rVtrmlck. of Gladwin war nrviripntnllir shot and killed by Bert Ensign, of Glad- win. 'rney started out in tho morning Iu que6t of deer, McOormlck sould not be seen bv Eneic-n. and win HUM by a bullet from Ensign's gun. OBLIGED To Suspend Pay ment. Big Wool Combine Embarrassed. Blame Placed on "Tightness" of Banks. New York, Nov. 25. A special cable dispatch to tho Now York Commercial from Bradford, England, says that the directors of tho Yorkshlro Wool Combers' association lmvo Issued a circular announcing a suspension of payments The association has a capital of $10, 000,000. Directors nttrlbuto tho sus pension to recent steps taken on the part of tho banks to whom the as sociation Is said to owe $300,000 which, it is said, is covered by book accounts duo the association. This associa tion comprises 41 distinct firms. PASSENGERS Be Remembered by Erie. Special Thanksgiving Menu on Dining Cars. The Erie will have a special menu for its passengers on Thanksgiving day. A large number of people find it necessary to travel on Thanksgiving day and it is to accommodate these that the special Thanksgiving menu has been prepared. Tho first Hue on tho menu card Is a verse from Burns: "Heres a health to them that's nwn." Tho closing lines arc: "Now gcod digestion wait on ap petite. And health on both." Tho menu Is elaborate and the diners will bavcVermont turkey with chestnut dressing. APPLIED FOR FRANCHISE Want to Lay Tracks on R.ose Ave., Outside the City. G. 1 Kasch nnd Judge K. W. Stuart, representing tho West Hill Land Co., applied to the County Commissioners Monday, for a franchise to lay street lallway trackb on Rdso ave. Several hundred yards of the territory on which trucks arc wanted, are outside tho city limits, therefore a franchise from the County Commissioners Is necessary. The laying of tracks is part of a schemo for n west loop of tho N. O. T. Co.'s lines. TO THE PEN. John C. Bennett Taken to Col umbus Tuesday. John C. Bennett was taken to Colum bus and the Penitentiary Tuesday morning, by Sheriff Frank Kelly. He goes to serve a year, the sentence Im posed In his case by Judge Haydeu Monday. Bennett Is already 52 years of age,' A RULING. Council Must Give Notice of Redisricting. Columbus, O., Nov. 25. Smith W. Bennett, special counsel In the Attor ney General's ofhee, has framed nn opinion to the effect that under tho" new code a council cannot redlstrlct a city until three weeks' notice has been given by publication. CHOLERA Under Control In City, But pag ing in Provinces. Washington, Nov. 25. The latent re port's from the Marine hospital serf vice regarding the cholera epidemic, In the Philippines indicate that In Manila the disease Is practically un der control. In the provinces, however, it is raging with unabated violence, and Is causing thousands of death weekly. Rich Haul of Jewels. New York, Nov. 25. The police to day report that burglars entered the house of Paul B. De Fore, a lawyer of No. 88 St Marks Place,- Brooklyn, last night and secured jewelry valued at 55,000. ESCAPED. Educated Monkeys Showed Their Sagacity. Kokorao, Ind., Now, 25. A troupe ot educated monkeys' escaped from an ex- ofHco Monday, among thfin "Salvlna," and "Carrie Nation." They made a dash for the Methodist church and tried to enter, but wero driven back. "Sahlna," and "Cnrrle" thou wont on a smashing tour at the H. K. Hates drug store. They 'licit a Cakewalk on tho top shelves. When the police arrhed, "Carrie" was behind tho prescription case throwing! boltlcs around the room. Hqlvlna" was arrested but "Carrie" es caped. CODE Held To Be a Legal Law. Opinion Handed Down by Judge Murphy. Attacked on Grounds of Being Passed Illegally. Cincinnati, Nov.- 25. Judge Murphy on Tuesday In Attorney Guy U. Kin kead s attack on tho rodlstrictlng. fea ture of the municipal code decided that the code was legally passed and Is therefore a valid law. Tho code was nttacked by attorney Kinkead on the ground that It wns Ir regularly passed, becaube the Ohio Sen ate and House of Representatives mere ly concurred In the report of the Code Conference committee. Instead of In troducing the measure, nnd then pass ing It from house-to bouse, as is tho case In the enactment of other laws. SETTLED. n Miners arid Opera- . tors Agree. Washington, Nov. 25. An amicable agreement has been reached by repre sentatives of the United Mine Work ers' Union and tho anthracite coal operators. .Attorney MacVeagh left the confer ence at 11:15 o'clock. It Is announced that upon his return, "a formal state ment of the terms of agreement will be given out. It Is said It has been delinitcly set tled that the. miners will have a 10 per cent. Increase In wages and a 0-hour work day. APPROVE President's Plan of Non-Partisan Tariff Commission. A number of concerns all over tho couutry are petitioning President Roosevelt to stand firm In his decision favoring a permanent non-partlscn tar iff commipslqn. Among the petitioners nre the follow ing Akron concerns and their represen tatives: Summit China Co., O. T. Lane, sales man; George Mlley, bookkeeper; 1,. K. Force, manufacturer; the Akron Fire Brick Co., B. M. Allison, manufacturer; the Paul Clay Co. DANCED TO DEATH. Tragic End of a Young Girl at Hamilton. Hamilton, O., Nov. 25 Kathyrlne Ruhl, tho pretty tC-ycar-old daughter of .Tqhn Ruhl, 140 Hanover St., died at 5 o'cIock this morn ing the the arms of her lover, Her man Lobe. Death was due to conges tion of the lungs, superinduced by a heavy cold and excessive fatigue from dancing. Kathyrlne was enjoying the last dance with young Ixibe when she was seized with a violent flt of cough ing and sank to the floor unconscious. A physician was speedily 3unimoned, but the young girl was past medical relief and died In his prssence. The sad death caused a deep gloom among the merry dancers, who hastily de parted to their homes. LIVED HERE ."20 YEARS AGO." Mr. I. Hirsch, editor of tho Dally Express, published at Columbus, spent Monday In Akron, tho guest of City Commissioner Seybold. He used to live In Akron, about "20 years ago," and this was his first visit here since leaving. "About the most familiar landmark I saw," said Mr. Hirsch, "was" the Empire hotel. We used to pav? great times there, 20 years ago." TIRED Of Call Men Sys tern. Chief Mcrtz Says It's a Failure. Men Don't Show Up Until Fires Are Out Fire Chief Mcrtz has become dis gusted with 'the call men system, and Is In favor of cutting It out entirely. "Vbeueer the call men are wanted at a lire," said tho chief Tuesday, "they seldom arrive until It's all over. They get $200 a year, and we can ap ply this money to tho pay of regular firemen and be assured of much bet ter service." The chief said that from 10 to 20 now firemen would bo required by the opening of stations 5 nnd 7. Ten now horses will also be needed. MUSICIANS Join Social Purity Crusade. Denounce Custom of Holding Cheap Sunday Dances. Chicago, Nov. 25. Union musicians have joined tho social purity crusade and begun an attack on cheap dance halls. They say thero arc scores ot dances held every Sunday afternoon aud evening all over the city for which an admission of 10 or 15 cents Is charged and which aro attended by largo numbers of young girls. Inclden tally the musicians say itncsso cheap dances arc instrumental in keeping Ic gltlmate societies from holding "grand annual balls and receptions," aud that this hurts the music business, Tho Federation of 'Musicians has ap pointed a committee who are to draw lip roolutlons rfor adoption ni the next meeting. These resolutions will denounce the Sunday dances as catering to a vicious elements, nnd the clergy of ihe city will be called upon to join the crusade against them. WILHELM Made Secretary of Redistricting Committee. On Monday evening the special com mittee appointed by Council to re dlstrlct the city held n short meet ing, but did nothing beyond nppolntlng Mr. A. J. jMlhelm sooietnry ot the committee and discussing matters in formally. It was decided to meet again Friday evening. NARROW ESCAPE. Somebody Might Have Missed His Thanksgiving Turkey. The tracks, at the Union depot Tues day morning resembled n farm yard at feeding time n few days before Thanksgiving. A carload of turkeys was at the depot. The gobblers tired of confinement staitcd out for a farewell look at the city. They did not go far, however, as the expressmen swooped down upon them and ic placed them In. the ear. RELATING TO RUBBER DEAL Attorney 'Geo. C. Kohler, general counsel for the People's Hard Rubber Co., stated Tuesday that he had not yet noticed on tho books of the company any entries indicating a transfer of stock to the Amerlcau Hard Rubber Co. "I understand," he added, "that certain stockholders havo disposed of their holdings, but I do not know to whom the sales were made. I feel cer tain, however, that the American Hard Rubber Co. has not bought a controll ing Interest." BETTER HOMES. U. C. A. Will Try to Find Them For Poor People. The Union Charity association will soon begin tho task of finding good. homes for the winter for poor peo ple under its jurisdiction. is de Sired by the association to have these people remove Into substantial, well Ventilated houses, wherever possible. as this will insure for them much bet ter health and make the work pf caring tor tuem much easier. During the past year a large number of persons patronized the Penny Provident fund and this gives them fairly substantial bank accounts to begin the winter with. TRIAL Of William S. West Was Begun Tuesday. The case of William 8. West, indict- cd by the Grand Jury on charge of pro curing a signature as maker of a check, was commenced In Court room No. 2, at tho Court House Tuesday morning. West waived Uio reading of the Indict ment and pleaded not guilty. His ar rest was caused wtme time ago by Geo, Jackson, the printer, who alleges that West made certain checks and repre sented himself to bo the representative of companies with which It Is claimed he had no connection. West waived examination in Pollco 'court when ar rested and stood bound o'ver to Coin mon Pleas court. INTERRUPTED Bud Howard's Sunday Meditation. Some Person Threw a Rock Through His' Window. Mr. Bud Howard, colored, who has had an Intimate acquaintance with the police for a long time, was again a caller at police headquarters Monday. Bud was accompanied by a grievance. "I worked hard all last week," he said, "and Sunday morning I thought I would rest, and not get up for Bun day school. While I layin bed thinking some one flung a rock through the window, scattering the glass all over tho room, and It fell on the bed where" I was lying." Bud thereupon produced a large rock, which he claimed was the stone which Interrupted his Sunday morn ing meditation. The police are looking for the man who "llung the rock." INDICTMENT Against a Publishing House. Conkey Co. Accused of Import ing Peace Officers.' Chicago, Nov. 25. An indictment charging tho W. B. Conkey Company, of Hammond, Ind.. with Iriiportlng peace officers into Indiana, has been re turned by tne grand jury of i.aue coun ty, Ind. W. B. Conkey, president of the company, claims that the Indict ment is without force, ns It was return ed under a statute that Is a dead letter, because there Is no penalty attached to it. The indictment Is n result of the fatal shooting which occurred near the Con key printing plant last Tuesday, when Arthur Rusch, a l!)- ear-old striker, was killed. It was claimed at the time that Rusch was shot bj one of the de tectives that had been employed by tho company to protect the non-union men. The strike has been in progiess In the plant for several weeks. MRS. SAGE Will Leave Club Because Men Smoke at the Banquets. New York, Nov. 25. Because men smoke at the annual banquet of the New York Society of Mayflower De scendants, Mrs, Russell Srtge has deter mined to leave the society. There will be no fornial reslpiation. Mrs. Sage will simply permit her dues to lapse and fall to attend future meet ings. Her feelings hive been thorough 1 understood by the membership and their refusal to respect her wish leaves her only one alternative. She holds the smoking In the piespnce of wqmen at the annual dinner to be an unqualified discourtesy which every instinct for bids. FINED For Inciting People to Violence Against JeWs. Berlin, Nov. 25. Count Pueckier.wbo Is known ns the 'Thrashing Count,' be cause of bis violent temper, has been fined I.OOO marks for making violent speeches and Inciting others to violence against tho Jews. When the fine had been, paid the at torney general immediately moved' that tha Count be re-arrested pending his further trial, next Saturday, on the charge of abusing the Berlin court which recently convicted him on like actions against tlje Jews. ' Youthful Murderers. Islington, Ky Nov. 25. Earl Whit ney and Claube O'Brien, the two young murderers of Merchant A. B. Ohlun, who were spirited away, from this city about a month ago to 'escape mob to lence, were brought back here late last night to be ready for trtaV next week. It Is expected crowds will congregate around the jail, but the officials aro pre pared for any emergency. ONLY A Formality Nec essary To Complete Reorgan ization of N. 0. T. Already Incorporated Under New Name. Will Extend to Doylestown and Wadsworlh. The reorganization of the N. 0. T. Co, Into the Northern Ohio Traction & X,!gbt Co. Is practically completed. All that remains to be done Is to have tho plans ratified by the stockholders, and as more than Of) per cent, of the stock' has been placed in the hands of Mr. J. R Nutt, reorganization trustee, It vrill be seen that the ratification will be lit tle more than a formality. Tho stockholders' meeting will ba held Dec. 20, at which time the new plans will be ftarted in operaUon. On Monday the company, under Its new name, was Incorporated at Colum bus. for ?10,000, by J. R, Nutt W. B. Whitney, II. J. Crawford, C. E. San ders nnd V. J. Terrell. Nothing has yet been said, relative to who the new officers will be. It has been announced that tho com pany will complete Its connection of Akron, Barherton. Cuyahoga Falls, Doylestown, Wadsworth, Ravenna and Cleveland. Thli means that the Bar berton line will be extended to Doyles. town and Wadsworth. There is alia talk of extending to Medina. The new company will have an an tliorized capital stock of $7,500,000, and the new bond issue will be the same amount. The bonds will be 30-year bonds, and ?1.000,000 will bear 5 per cent. Interest and the remainder -4 per cent. For every share of. the common stock of the Northern Ohio Traction Company, two shares ,of fthe stock of the Northern Ohio Traction anV Light Company and ?50 In 4 per ecati oondi will be glTcn. For every Share Qf tho" preferred stock of the Northern Ohid Traction Company, one share 'of iU new stock and ?100 in 5 perVeht. bond will be given. ' The dh Islon of the stock of the new company will be as follows: To pre sent common stockholders, 55,000,000; to present preferred stockholders, $1, 000,000; to be used as a bonus for eell. ing $500,000 treasury bonds, $500,000j In treasury, $1,000,000. The bonds will bo divided as follows: i per cent bonds held to escrow to retire present bonds, 12,000,000; 4 per cent bonds to common! stockholders, $1,250,000; 6 per cent, bonds to preferred stockholders, $!,000, 000; 4 per cent bonds to be sold forlm provernents and extensions, $500,000; 4 per cent bonds to bo retained In ths treasury, $1,750,000. This plsn will In. crease the fixed charges $70,000 per an. num. The company will have the extension between Doylestown and Wadsworth ready for operation by spring. FINE PAINTING. Gift of Isabella Club to Buchtel College. The Isabella club presented a pic ture of Shakespeare's home at Btrat. ford-on-Avon to Buchtel college Tues day morning In honor of Mrs. Char, lotte Trowbridge. The presentation wns made nt chapel by Mrs. S. 'W, Parshall. The Isabella club attended In a body. Dr. Church made a speech, accepting the picture. It Is a beaut U ful landscape painting and very eostljs FRANCHISE For Steam Heating Plant Ap proved by Board. The Board of City Commissioners on Tuesday approved the franchise which Messrs. John Lamparter and Elsworth R. Bathrlck want pasied by Council, ghlng them permission to pipe Akron'88treetsandoperatea'Steanx beating plant. The matter will como before Council next Sionday evening. Heavy Flood. Ardmore, I. T Nov. 25. A serious flood, exists In the Waihtta and Bhjo Valleys, In the Chickasaw natjon, the country for miles around being under water. In some sections It has rained continuously for four days, causing tha rn era to overnow. A Great Inducement. Edinburgh, Nov. 25. Mrs. Boomer,, who Is at the head of the movement hero to Induce women to emigrate to the Dominion of Cnnada, because thera Is plenty of work for thorn, In a lecture the other evening clinched the Imluco. mentby declaring that wives were bad ly needed In those colonies, where, she said, there were 150,000 inoro wen than' women. JA Ml H il t 'J rw t vA ,&L, ."ai.f.'jM.aeni JjhW.s -