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MEDINA, OHIO, FRIDAY, March 26, 1920
No. 31
Twelve Associates Also Given
Stiff Sentences Conspiracy
Is Charged and Court Con
victs on Charges,
' 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.
legislative agent, two years and $10,
000 fine. ' '
PAUL H. KING, Newberry's cam
paign manager, two years and $10,-
000 fine.
ids, two years and $5,000 fine.
Wis., two years.
dent of the Detroit board of commerce
one year and six months.
nee, publisher, one year and six
MILTON OAKMAN, Detroit poli
tician, one year and six months.
labor commissioner, one year and
three months.
one year and three months.
FRED HENRY, Flint, one year
and three months.
director, one year and one day.
E. V. CHILSON, attached to the
national Republican headquarters, one
year and one day.
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
Capitalization of $ 1,000,000
Necessary to Branch Out and
Manufacture New Accessories
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
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
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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.
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.
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
Ask Contractor Kellog to Rush
It and Reward Him With Con
tract For Connecting link
Below Union.
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)
Found Dying From Drink Chas.
Bartholomew is Rushed to
Fairview Hospital- Death
Follows Shortly After.
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
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
Itinerant Dealer is Accused of
Stealing Groceries
orch of Grant Street
Last Saturday.-
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
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
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
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.
Present Freight Passenger
Run Will Be Made Almost Ex
clusively Passenger Already
Greatly Imjroved. ,
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
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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.,,;!- .
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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.
Legislature Points the Way and
City Fathers Quickly Grasp
Opportunity For Needed Im
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.
"Big Top" Crowded to Full Cap
acity at Sunday Nigt Service
Evangelist and Workers At
Their Best.
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
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
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.
Local Churches Are Asked to
Unite in a Series With "Get
Together" Ambitions Plan
is Mapped Out.
The Intfirnhnrrh wnvlH TYinvnmanf
- 11 1W V tl IV. Ill;
has Dlanned for an Avnno-olicfio
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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
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cm members to confront as a united
Doay tne common evangelistic task in
your city.
Falm Sunday as Acknowledged Day
in everv Sundav whnnl
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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
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
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.

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