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VOLUME THIRTY-SIX MEDINA, OHIO, FRIDAY, March 26, 1920 No. 31 MEDINA 1 REP. U. S. SENATOR IS FOUND GUILTY AS HE'S CHARGED Twelve Associates Also Given Stiff Sentences Conspiracy Is Charged and Court Con victs on Charges, SENATOR SHERMAN QUICK "MUST SAVE NEWBERRY" ' At last one of the higher-ups in Re publican polities, With 12 of his aids and cohorts, have been convicted of overriding'election laws in so far as the expenditures of a candidate are concerned. It has been known for years that the Republican captains of industry were providing large sums of money for corrupting the franchise and so flagrant did their deeds be come that the Democrats aided ' by many honest Republicans, formulated and put into execution a law against such practices. And the first big "bear" caught in the new trap has been a big higher up Republican. Naturally, the masses of Repuhr lican voters are pleased that such a flagrant disregard of law should be punished; that it Is a Republican that must suffer will make little difference with honest Republicans. All law breakers look alike to honest men, but there have been so many loud protests of innocence in the past on the part of big business, and the present vic tims being numbered in that class, will likely lead big protestors in the future to be put , to close scrutiny whenever there is a suspicion of guilt. But we have protests from certain quarters as to the verdict. Not that any big Republican has attempted to protest the fairness of the trial, or the quality of the verdict, but that among the big beneficiaries of the past doubt ful elections there are voices clamor ing for the setting aside of the verdict demands that the Senate, take small cognizance of the verdict, and that in any event something must be done to turn aside the stigma that this ver dict casts upon one of the big parties. Senator Sherman is to the front with a challenge, "We must save Newberry;" but why? to fool the pub lic in his saving, or do they feel the need of every possible ballot in the Senate and Lower House of Congress? There must be, and is, some reason why a big Republican politician will come forth and clamor for the saving , of a man charged, and convicted, of such a crime; what is this reason? But read the Associated Press dis patch on this topic : United States Senator Truman H. Newberry, convicted of criminal con spiracy in the 1918 Michigan sena torial election, was sentenced to two years inhe Leavenworth (Kas) pen ' itenttary and fined $10,000 by Judge I .Clarence W. Sessions, in United 'States district court late today. The other men convicted and their sentences were. FREDERICK CODY, New York legislative agent, two years and $10, 000 fine. ' ' PAUL H. KING, Newberry's cam paign manager, two years and $10,- 000 fine. CHARLES A FLOYD, Grand Rap ids, two years and $5,000 fine. WILLIAM J. MICKEL, Oshkosh, Wis., two years. ALLAN A. TEMPLETON, presi dent of the Detroit board of commerce one year and six months. ROGER M. ANDREWS, Menomi nee, publisher, one year and six months. MILTON OAKMAN, Detroit poli tician, one year and six months. RICHARD H. FLETCHER, state labor commissioner, one year and three months. JAMES F. McGREGOR, Detroit, one year and three months. FRED HENRY, Flint, one year and three months. HANNIBAL HOPKINS, publicity director, one year and one day. E. V. CHILSON, attached to the national Republican headquarters, one year and one day. JOHN S. NEWBERRY, Senator Newberry's brother, $10,000 fine. HARRY O. TURNER, Detroit, $2,- 000 fine. ! B. FRANK EMERY, office manag er in Newberry campaign, $2,000 fine. GEORGE S. LADD, StruBridge, Mass., $1,000 fine. Judge Sessions overruled a motion for a new trial pending an appeal. Senator Newberry announced . this afternoon he would "continue to rep resent in the United States senate the people who elected me." Senator Newberry's Statement. The Senator said: "I am proud of the fact that the re cord in this case contains nothing of which I need be ashamed. "No proof of fraud, bribery or oth er despicable crime was produced, and 1 was convicted under law that is t not thoroughly understood and whose interpretation by the court is open to further abjudication, "Under the charge I was made a conspirator if I had kuowledge that my campaign was going to cost others more than $3,750. That, to my mind, is the nub of the whole thing. Being consious of no criminal con duct, unless, after conference with my senatorial associates, they deem it in advisable, I will continue to represent l ' in the United States senate the people who elected me. , "I have no personal wish to. crowd myself into the senate, but I will con tinue to hold my membership until the J senate itself or the highest court in the land decides otherwise. "Whether I shall continue to exer cise my functions as a senator pend ing these determinations, depends up on the advice of the other senators as I have stated." The Senator and 16 of eighty-four co-defendants were found guilty earli er in the day of criminal conspiracy in the senatorial election. All other defendants were acquit ted on the first charge. senator newberrys denial 8 pt black Senator Newberry's Denial. It is quite natural that Senator Newberry should deny his guilt "that he knew that his campaign was to cost others more than $3,750." That's the stock in trade qf many men caught in an unlawful act. But that don't change conditions. He was convict ed in U. S. court, a court removed from local influence and prejudice, and twelve others were convicted with him. Further, Republicans high up in the counsels of the party have come forward and clamored loudly, "We must save Newberry." The verdict of the court may be perverted and Newberry may be saved thru political influence and the power of big wealth but he will always remain guilty in the minds and hearts of the American voters. MEDINA MACHINE GO. IN RE ORGANIZATION Capitalization of $ 1,000,000 Necessary to Branch Out and Manufacture New Accessories Offered. THE OFFICERS RETAINED SAME AS OLD COMPANY The Medina Machine Co. is no more, having been succeeded by the Medina Manufacturing Co. The officers and management are the same in the new company but the company has taken on new life and multiplied its capital and will soon begin to double and treble its capacity and add to its floor space units. This re-organization has much of good to offer to Medina and its business interests; it promis es more than any in the way of de velopment and expansion than any single enterprise within the history of Medina. The capitol of the company has been increased from $76,000 to $1,06 000. The shares will be in $10 units. Part of the stock will be preferred, drawing 8 per cent, the balance com mon, earning what it may. In the sale of the new stockthe preferred will be sold at par and 50 per cent of your preferred stock purchase will be given you in common. At this time only $400,000 of new stock will be put on the market. New machinery will be added to the eauinmont. new nnifa uHll ho -M- X 1 " ..... IJ , erected for manufacturing expansion, new unices win De erected and the present building housing the offices turned into a manufacturing unit. It is exoected to mnn than rJnuliln ho manufacturing space within a year and to much more than double the product. The company can already oc mc neeu lur iuu additional men within the year. These men can and will be added as fast as houses can be found or built to provide homes for the married men among the new em ployes, and married men always pro vide a more stable force of workmen. The big incentive for this expansion and increase in capital comes in con tracts secured for a new auto spot light. The company already has con tracts for the manufacture of 500,000. It is intended to fix up for the mak ing of 1000 a day, in addition to the other Work the company is now turn ing out and for which it has contracts. The officers of the company the same as those nf The Mrlir.., ui,: - .uvu...m sUUMlllLC Co. are: President, W. E. Griesinger v. p., L. N. Allen; treas., W. C. Smith; gen. mgr., it. u. iiaes; secy., J. E. Thatcher. The board of directors comprises Messrs. Griesinger, Allen, Fildes, C. J. Miller and E. S. Mon crief. Georire G. Bnnth engineer and salesmanager of the opencer aieiai rroaucts uo., at Spen cer, comes in on the reorganization, and as soon as the organization 'is perfected he will take a place on the board of directors. He will, too, be in consultation nn iho n.u. tusiirecniig features of development and manage ment as aiso m tne matters ol selling the product. The same sales organization that is marketing the output of The Spencer Metal Products Co. will put the pro duct of the Medina fnrtnrv market. This organization has al ready been made efficient, and but lit tle extra enermr will naaAaA f cAn w iv.n,.Vi w evil the products of both companies. via stock nomers will be given the same opportunity for stock puarchas as the new buyers. OLH RESIDENT DEAD ; BRIGHT'S DISEASE CAUSE Mrs. Adelaide Warner, living on W. Liberty street, died at the old home on Monday afternoon. She was 70 years of age, a victim of Bright's dis ease, and a well known resident. The funeral was held at 10:00 a. m. Thurs day, from the late" home, with burial at Litchfield; Rev. Drew officiating. Mrs. Warner was the mother of Mr. Dallas Warner and of Mrs. Rol and Hartman, both living in Medina. As Mrs. Warner had been sirlr ful some Jime her death was , not without warning. N. COURT STREET CURB AND PAVING SHOULD BE RUSHED Ask Contractor Kellog to Rush It and Reward Him With Con tract For Connecting link Below Union. CO. COMMISSIONERS GO 1 60-50 ON COST OF LINK Since this article on the pav ing and completing of N. Court street was in type Council met and passed special legislation for the street's completion. Re cently the Legislature has pass ed a special emergency law pro viding a way for Councils in financially burdened cities to take steps, by and with the con ent of the electorate, whereby the immediate financing of need ed improvements may be made. ' Council in this way was given an opportunity to do something for the N. Court street improve ment As soon as this was made possible the City Dads met on Wednesday evening; to be exact and passed emergency legislation. . Council has now met the Co. Commissioners half way and N. Court street will be completed, and in a way that will be a credit to the city. While the Sentinel has often "prodded up" Council, so to speak, it has been done with the full knowledge that our City Fathers had their hands tied and could do but lit tle in any event Medina is to be congratulated that the Legislature has shown a way out of the present finan cial difficulty, and Council is to be commended for quickly act ing in the matter. Now we hope the street committee will be on the alert to see that the con tractor does his full duty, and does it quickly. Spring is here, the robins have re turned, the warm days are again with us and the warm nights just around the corner. Everyone is glad, many are proclaiming their gladness in well phrased words, and there is happiness on every hand. With the advent uf spring, with return of the robins, not a few are asking what about the completion of the paving on N. Court street; where is the contractor who has the work partly done? The paving on N. Court street will run from, the Square to Union street on the north. Between this point and the county road, where the city limit ends.there Is some 1700 feet of a break between pavements. This section of the street, or road, is in a bad condition and will in a large mea sure spoil the good roads condition be tween Medina and Cleveland. What to do with this, now there is a pros pect that the N. Court street paving will be completed, is a question for the Medina street committee to settle. The matter was taken up with the County Commissioners last fall and at that time the Commissioners agre ed to appropriate $6000 to rebuild this connecting link. But with the high cost of help and materials this was found inadequate to do the work in a satisfactory manner. Determined that something should be done to fix up this bad break business men called on the Commissioners in their meet ing Monday and asked them to take a hand in this needed improvement. The Commissioners listened patient ly to appeals and finally agreed to furnish half the necessary funds to making an 18 sfoot cement treet to fill this break. This will total consider ably over $6000, and the Commission ers feel that it is up to Council to do the rest. There is no doubt that Council would like to do its share, and will make an effort to meet the Commis sioners half way. But Council's hands are tied financially as to many things, and it may take some little figuring for that body to determine just what it can do. The street com mittee is composed of Messrs. G. A. Bell, F. P. Bagley, and L. W. Boyden, and it is up to these gentlemen to leave no stone unturned in an effort to bridge over this bad break in the paving conditions on N. Court. This is one of the main thorough fares entering the city; it is the main outlet towards Cleveland, the largest city in the State. A thoroughfare that is a credit to the city is of vital importance in the advertising of Me dina. If the road is good entering Medina from that direction it means the favorable advertising of the city to thousands of people living in the Forest City; if that road is in a vile condition it means unfavorable adver tising among the many thousands of Cleyejand citizens who drive an auto, many 01 wnom would gladly come this way several times a year if the prospects were good for getting back whole at the end of the trip. A good street out of Medina via N. Court street, then, means much to the business interests of this city. Each and every business man should make himself a committee of one to see to it that this street is properly complet ed, and in the shortest possible time, even if he must take financial mea sures to accomplish what is needed. A committee of business men might well give this street a careful survey, (Continued an page six) POISON ALCOHOL USED AS BEVERAGE CAUSESJIS DEATH Found Dying From Drink Chas. Bartholomew is Rushed to Fairview Hospital- Death Follows Shortly After. IS WELL KNOWN BARBER RECENTLY OPENS SHOP Charles Bartholomew, a barber well known about town, was discover ed Sunday at his room on W. Liberty street,, to be suffering with a bad case of wood alcohol poison or so it was believed to he. Dawson Longacre was called,, the suffering man was taken to Fairview hospital, Cleveland. The hospital authorities at -once got busy in an effort to save the life of Bartholomew, but in a short time he died. The Longacre ambulance was called back, returned and received the cojpse and brought it back to Medina. Bartholomew had been a hard drink er in his time and reports say that he became very careless in his drinking. Bottles found in his room betrayed the fact that these stories must be true. While there was supposed to be Jittle chance of saving him, so ser ious his conditio1 when found, he was at once taken to Cleveland and given medical aid in the hope that he might nve. Bartholomew 'was 44 years of age, had no family tho at one time mar ried, and he was the son of Bernie Bartholomew, who works at the Root plant. The family lived on a farm out the Wadsworth road when Charles was a lad, but he had been some years a resident 01 Medina, n unerai was Jheld Tuesday with burial at Poe Bartholomew had recently opened a barber shop in the room on N. Court street next door to. the Funk restau rant. PEDDLING LEMON" WITHOUT A LICENSE Itinerant Dealer is Accused of Stealing Groceries From orch of Grant Street Home Last Saturday.- OFFICER IN BARE FEET PURSUES AND ARRESTS Spring -weather is bringing out the peddlers of small wares that were shut up during the winter by the im possibility of securing entrance to the homes and a hearing from the house wife. Saturd a lemon peddler from the city came to Medina and started on his rounds. Later he was arrested and taken before Justice Ainsworth and charged with peddling without a license, and was assessed, and paid, a fine and costs totalling $7.85 and was then discharged. Shortly before noon the peddler ap peared on Grant street. The charge was made that some $3 worth of gro ceries, standing- on the porch at the home of George Van were stolen and this peddler in particular was accus ed of the theft. Shortly after dinner Officer Al Young was called at his home and complaint laid at the door of the peddler. Young, who was in bed at the time he sleeps daytimes after patrolling the streets all night was called and got up; but before he could dress the accused was seen pas sing his home and he ran out in his bare feet and pursued the fellow, overtook him and arrested him. The man was taken before Squire Ainsworth. As it was easier to con vict of peddling without a license than to convict of theft the former charge was entered against him. Admission was made by defendant and the fine assessed, paid and the man set at lib erty. The man gave the name of Paul Donthan. Housewives will do well to bear in mind that many small peddlers use that deception to make them im mune from arrest, under suspicion, of small thefts. Small tools and hose, and small articles of easy sale left ly ing around loose are picked up by these people and sold to "fences" in the cities. A smart salesman compe tent to pick up and conceal small ar ticles can make several times as much stealing these things as he can in sel ling his wares. The thefts form a large part of the "earnings" that come from the wanderings of these people. It were wise to keep small tools and things of value under cover at all times, and to keep one eye open until any itinerant has left the prem ises. m YOUNGER REBEKAHS PRODUCE LITTLE OPERA The Rebekahs are planning for an entertainment in Odd Fellows hall Tuesday evening, April 6. Only Re bekahs will participate in the enter tainment but friends will be invited to enjoy the pleasures of the evening. Eighteen young women will present a little, opera, the' "Seven Old Ladies of Lavendar Town." It will be one of the enjoyable social events of the season. SUMMER DANCE SERIES FOR CHIPPEWA LAKE The Am. Legion has secured the hall at Chippewa Lake for the season, one night a week. The first dance of the season will be given on the night of the Fourth, at which time the friepds of the Legion are expected to be out in full force. After the Fourth the Legion will have the hall for the Friday night dance. Good music will be in at tendance and the profits from the se ries will go to the new Community house in which the Legion is greatly interested. The next dance in Odd Fellows hall Wednesday night, March 31, the Robertson Robinson's orchestra will furnish the music. The public assured a good time. is LOCAL TRAINS TO AKRON PROMISED Present Freight Passenger Run Will Be Made Almost Ex clusively Passenger Already Greatly Imjroved. , NEW ELECTRIC DRIVEN CARS TO BE INSTALLED One of the higher-ups of the A. C. Y. Ry. Co., lessees of the N. O. Ry., was in the city Tuesday and while here talked of the improvements to be instituted on that line as fast as conditions of operation and possibil ities of the purchase of equipment will permit. He is most sanguine as to what the road will do within the next year, and of the - service it will offer to Medina in particular. Two new freight trains began mak ing runs over the line Monday. One of these carried 1000 tons of freight on its first run. This is nothing wonderful judged by the big trains run on the Penna. or Lake Shore, but measured by the 300 ton trains of the past it means a big step upward. These new trains are but the begin ning of better service which is to be instituted on the N. O. This official assures the Sentinel scribe that he was absolutely correct in his statement that the officers of the company contemplate the insti tution of a local passenger service be tween Medina and Akron. Service is imperative from Akron half way, he says, and to come to Medina will entail, but little additional cost. So tne officials have decided on this ex tension of service and will put ft into effect as soon as added equipment can be secured. The company has been operating gas cars for some time on its line and say they are in every way a success. But the new General electric equip ment, in which a gas engine runs a generator, makes it possible to oper ate the car by electricity, in this way giving the motorman a more mobile manipulation. The company has orders in for this style of cars "and as soon as equipment can be secured runs will begin between Akron and Medina. Within a year, it is promised, the people of Medina will find that they have an "honest to God" railway, with a Satisfactory SPItHm Tha lino ...ill I . - I (in 11 111 always be largely a freight road, and umi u une sioe oi tne Dusmess now be ing developed as fast as possible. But alreadv much nf iho ness has been taken from the local train so as to improve the passenger feature of that part of the service. So soon has it been made possible to in sure a closer rim nn eluwlnl,, f i.,,;!- . -- - - ......yuuu., iiujuia will be eliminated, and passenger ser vice improved, until the present pas senger train will be in fact as well as name a passenger train. SPECIAL MEETING OF CITY COUNCIL Legislature Points the Way and City Fathers Quickly Grasp Opportunity For Needed Im provements. SPECIAL ELECTION. IS PLANNED FOR APRIL 27 The Council met in sneci:il RAKeinn Wednesday evening to plan for the comnletion of the navinor nf W Ctmrt. street to the intersection of the coun ty road at the city limits. Special leg islation was passed providing money for this improvement and the im provement of many other streets that need rebuilding. That Council mav have th nunuu for these improvements the electorate - Jf "a i . r . . oi meoina must give consent m a spe cial election to be held April 27. On another nacre is a nnt.ira nf olwinn that will explain itself. By recent act of the legislature Council and the Me dina electorate is empowered to ap propriate mbney to this end, and to vote it on April 27. Now, if the people oi ivieoma want streets improved and other matters given attention they have but to ero to tM? nnllsa nn A tim'1 27 and vote yes. The completion of N. Court street in a .commendable manner will not onlv he a oront advertisement for Medina. Citizens who wish to see Medina go ahead can not do better than to vote yes. EVANGELIST MENGES AT NEW TABERNACLE DRAWS DIG CROWDS "Big Top" Crowded to Full Cap acity at Sunday Nigt Service Evangelist and Workers At Their Best. $2 PRIZE FOR FARMER BRINGING BIGGEST LOAD The evangelistic meeting in the Church of Christ Tabernacle began last week and on Sunday evening the crowds had so swollen that standing room was at a premium. People stood up in every available space over the Tabernacle, two score boys sat around the edge of the speakers plat form, the aisles were filled and every one that could crowded inside the "bitr top." - Evangelist Menges and his workers were at their best on this occasion. They gave a program of music, as sisted by the choir and local musicians and the Evangelist made an appeal for men and women to lead a better life. Upwards- of 800 were present at the Sunday night meeting, the best attend ed meeting so far held. Afternoon meetings will be held during the week, for juniors. These meetings will be held just after the hour of pupil re lease from the schools so as to give the boys and girls an opportunity to attend with small chance of being crowded. They will continue but 30 minutes, so as not to tire the little folks. During the week there will be cot tage prayer meetings held in the homes at 10 a. m. These will be held at the four points of the compass covering the whole town. There will be an afternoon meeting next Sunday, for women and girls; this will be addressed by the Evange list. The hour has not been definite ly determined yet, but it will be held early enough so as not to interfere with the Vesper Service in the M. E. church on the same afternoon. Next Sunday night will be special "Farmer's night" At that service a prize of $2 will be given to the farm er coming the greatest distance to the meeting; a second prize of $2 will be given to the fanner bringing the greater number in his load. Special effort will be made, too, to seat those coming from the country districts. The Tabernacle holds somewhat of a fascination for people who have tir ed of the conservative church edifice; these people are turning out in large numbers and the Evangelist hopes to be able to do them much good. The formalities of the church service palls on the nerves of certain people and the easy go lucky surroundings of the Tabernacle or "big top" has an es pecial appeal for them These people will be given a warm welcome at the meetings in the Tabernacle and an effort nut forth t.n at home. All are urged to attend tnese meetings, go otten and early. LENTEN SEASON MEETINGS PLANNED Local Churches Are Asked to Unite in a Series With "Get Together" Ambitions Plan is Mapped Out. EIGHT-DAY SERVICES ARE ON THE -PROGRAM The Intfirnhnrrh wnvlH TYinvnmanf - 11 1W V tl IV. Ill; has Dlanned for an Avnno-olicfio - ' ""G'""- i...nn paign during the Lenten season. It aims lo secure tne.iargest co-operation of all the Protestant churches. Ihe following is a brief program: Snecial evanpfplistip mv.Hm- . O " .HWHgO m every Protestant, chnmn nnH tv. Ai v - i tm, m- rection of the resident minister at least two weeKs before Easter Sunday. One or more business men's lunch eons of the prosperous Protestant bus iness men to face HiTw.lw flioiv. -'J hiii yciOUAI- al soul winning obligation. Shop and factory meetings once everv week dnrincr T cial service Good Friday noon. Extra nine is on tne pay ot the employer. An assemblv of nil . - "uvv,nwiii JIH" cm members to confront as a united Doay tne common evangelistic task in your city. Falm Sunday as Acknowledged Day in everv Sundav whnnl . " JWUlHt people's society. Special observance of Holy Week, with .as many union services on Good Friday as the city can attend. For the noon hour on Good Friday the mer chants are requested to close their store. Church hells tn Ko .... IU11S tvcij I1UUM dunnc Holv Woolr n a oii tor a spiritual awakening in Amcrian Easter Sunday as "Join the Church Sunday". There war o full Ui.. n. " am.. iiuuoc Ul 1 1 1 U Congregational church Sun.i-.iir ..vot ing to witness the presentation of the pageant by the Young People's Fed eration. Under whnso anenf ttG fkn ening Service was held. The presen tation proved very interesting and was very creditably given.