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Akron the Scene of One of the Worst Riots Ever Known in Ohio. THOUSANDS OF INFURIATED PEOPLE. Several Persons Dcnd and a Large Kamber Injured Gun Store Loot ed of Arms and Ammunition Tlie Torek Applied and Dynamite Used Militia and Police Called for. Akron, O., Aug. 22. Two persons are known to have been killed, several others were mained and for hours to night the streets of Akron were filled -with a wild, uncontrollable mob. The -trouble was the outcome of an unsuc cessful attempt to lynch a negro who is charged with a brutal assault. The mob formed with the intention of lynching Louis Peck, a negro who was arrested to-day charged with hav ing attempted to assault Christina, the six-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Maas, industrious anl respectable people who live on Per fcin's Hill. In the police court the prisoner pleaded guilty and was bound over to the common pleas court. His bail was placed at $5,000. The negro, on Monday night, offered "to give the child a ride in his buggy. Christina accepted the invitation and a few hours later she was found on the side of a road west of the city. A large crowd gathered about the city prison to-night at 8:30 o'clock -and forced in the doors. The prison was soon packed with the mob, and officers offered no resistance, as Peck, earlier in the evening had been quiet ly taken away to Cleveland. To satisfy the mob the officers sug .gested that a committee of six be ap pointed to search all the cells and go through every part of the building. This was done', and' as the negro was not found a yell was made: "Now for the county jail. Give us the nigger, .and we will deal with him." A mad rush followed for the jail, and soon the jail was in the hands of the mob. After going through the private apartments of the jail the -crowd started to batter down the big iiron doors. Deputy Sheriff Stone .- stood in front of the prison doors and made a speech. He informed the 'Crowd that Peck could not be found there, and he told the people in the mob to select a committee and he would allow the committee to search the jail from top to bottom. A committee was quickly selected, and the jail was searched, every cell oeing entered. Satisfied that the ne gro was not there the mob then rushed across the street and forced open the doors of the county court house. The old courthouse was soon packed and all rooms searched ex cept the rooms in the treasury dc- partment. A start was made to tear off the iron doors of the treasury de partment, but the mob decided not tt 'tackle the job,and then the thousands of men and bo-s again rushed back to the city prison crying for the blood of Peck. The city prison was again surround ed, and hundreds of people forced their way into the prison a second time insisting that Peck was there. .Mayor- V. E. Young,, at this-time ap peared at one of the windows in the tipper part of the building., lie ad di essed the mob as best he could, say ing that Peck had been taken out of the 'prison at four o'clock by "Sheriff Kelly and driven out of the city in a losed carriage. i The people in the mob would not believe the mayor and .continued to yell and demand that J?eck be surrendered. ,f .. At ten o'clock the mob began for "the third time to attack the prison. Sonic one in the crowd began shoot ing at the building. This was followed by several more shots. The officers in the building appeared at the windows ml began to shoot over the heads of the mob. A man with a shotgun then fired at the officers. It is said that several officers were wounded. The crowd then began to smash in the windows -of the. city building, and the firing became gen--eral. Hundreds of shots were ex changed, and one boy was carried dead from the street. It is certain that dozens of men were wounded. A report has been received from the city building that one of the officers bad both his legs broken and that an other, was badly wounded. . Mayor Young is yet in the building nd directing a' call for, the militia. Eleven ambulances of the . city have bectj called out, and the excitement is intense. In front the building is a wreck, and the firebells are ringing. At 10:45 p. m. the prison keeper, Mr. John E. Washer, came from, the city building, and was knocked .down by a brick.; -lie was badly injured r about he head and had to receive medical Attention. . . -r - It is known that two persons . were instantly killed and another' person is Ijing at the city hospital, while many other are wounded. hardware: stores looted. All Arms and Ammunition In Sih Stolen. Akron,- O., Aug. 22. Shortly after midnight the mob broke into a hard ware store and stole all the firearms aid ammunition they could find, in cluding guns, rifles and revolvers, and proceeded to the city building, and opened fire on the defenders, ard finally set fire to the Columbia hall, which adjoins the city building. They will, no doubt, set fire to the city building before morning. As th flames are spreading rapidly. MOB HOLDS FILL. SWAT. Mayor Calls for Soldiers and Asks Cleveland for Pollee. Akron, O., Aug. 22. At one o'clock the riot holds full sway in front of the city building in which is located the city prison. The mob, composed mostly of boys, is still at work. Co lumbia hall has burned to the ground and the city building is on fire. The fire department has been called out, but is unable to do much work as one fireman has been shot already, and the rowdies cut the hose at every op portunity. There is some chance oi saving the city building. The trolley wires and some of the electric light and telephone wires in the center of the city have been cut. It is undrstood that a call has been sent to Cleveland for militia. The mayor has telegraphed also to the Cleveland police department for 40 policemen. There is a rumor that the mob intends to seize a freight train and go to Cleveland to take Peck from the jail there. The office of the Morning Journal-Beacon, opposite the city building, has been partly demol ished by stones and bullets. RAX FOIl THEIR LIVES. Ofllcera Escape from the Durnina, City Building. Akron, O., Aug. 23, 1 a. m. All the officers who have been penned up in the city building for two hours, es caped through a rear window and ran for their lives. The mob is yet firing on the city building, and the militia has been called for. One fireman whose name can not be learned, was shot, and he will die. The mob is now making for the firemen, and as fast as the lines of hose are stretched they are cut. Arthur E. Sprague has just been carried from the street, shot in the head. It is thought that no less than a dozen people have been wounded in the midnight attack on the city build ing. The mob has now commenced to cut the electric light wires. Thousands of people are 3'et gath ered in the neighborhood of the city building. The mob that broke into the Standard hardware store wa made up mostlj' of boys, who carried away hundreds of rifles and much other property. A half dozen prisoners are confined in the city prison, and they may per ish unless they are soon released. The Mob l'e Dynamite. 1:45 a. m. Dynamite is now being used in front of the city building. The first charge, just fired, smashed all the windows in the city building, and did much other damage. All prisoners have been released from the city pris on. The crowd threatens to destroy the city building with dynamite. APPEAL TO THE GOVERNOR. Militia Held in Readinetts to Move at a Moment's Notice. Columbus, O., Aug. 23. Gov. Xash has received the following appeal from the maycr of Akron to quell the riot in that city: "Akron, O., Aug. 23, 12:50 a. m. To His Excellency, Gov. Xash, Columbus, (). Serious riot. City building at tacked by a mob of several thousand. Three or.four people killed and eight or ten seriously wounded. Have or dered out both local companies. They are unable to cope with the situation. Please sanction what I have done by wire, and order one or two companies either from Cleveland or Canton to come to Akron at once. Call me by telephone. If you desire further in formation wire me at once. Signed "Y. E. YOUNG, Mayor." Gov. Nash came to the executive chamber in the capitol at 1:30 a. m., and immediately took steps to furnish the Akron authorities assistance. Col. Potter of the Fourth Ohicf, which is now in camp at Minerva park, near this city, was ordered to hold his reg iment in readiness to move on short notice, while the colonel himself was summoned to a conference with the To Sneceed Senator Gear. Des Moines, la., Aug. 23. Gov. Shaw last evening announced the appoint ment of Congressman J. P.Dolliver, of Fort Dodge, to be United States sena tor to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Senator John II. Gear. Tho appointment runs to March 4, 1901. "he legislature does not meet in reg ular session till 1902, when Dolliver's appointment is likely to -be renewed to run. until, his successor "is 'elected. There will be numerous candidate be fore the next legislature for the i 'posi tion, including Senator Dolliver, jvi B. Cummins, ' Gov. Shaw,' Congressman Lacey, and possibly others. 111 IK Admiral Remey Says the American Troops Were the First to Enter the Imperial City. PENETRATED TO GATES OF THE PALACE. The Sixth Cavalry, -with English and Japanese Allies, Dispersed a Force of Boxers Elgrht Miles Out side of Tien Tsin Chaffee's Losses in Two Days FisUtinjf. Washington, Aug. 23. The navy de partment has received the following cablegram from Admiral Kemey: Admiral Remey's Dispatch. "Che Foo, Aug. 21. Taku 20-Dick-ens' command is landing to-day. Pekin 16 All except imperial city cleared of Chinese troops. American troops first to enter imperial city; have penetrated to the gates of the palace. Capt. Keilly, Fifth artillery, killed on 13th. Morning 19th Sixth cavalry, and about 400 English and Japanese dispersed about 1,000 Box ers eight miles outside of Tien Tsin. About 100 Chinese killed, five Ameri cans wounded. Chaffee's losses six killed and 30 wounded in two days' fighting. Signed. "KEMEY. As Understood at Hendqnarteri. The navy department understands from the reference to the palace that the American troops, after penetrat ing the imperial city, were, when the dispatch was sent, attacking the For bidden City. This is the inner in closure of the imperial citj'. GE. CHAFFEE IX COXTROL. The American Commander Practi cally Supercedes Minister Conger. New York, Aug. 23. A special to the World from Washington says: The war department has se Gen. Chaffee a cablegram of four words, which practically takes things out of Minister Conger's hands, and puts Gen. Chaffee in the position of the utmost responsibility. The message said: "Report operations, situation, re quirements." There is no intention of depreciat ing Minister Conger; the government has the liveliest sense of gratitude for him; but it is not deemed expedient to act on his dispatches, because, af ter his terrible experiences he is naturally embittered, and uncon sciously biased, and because he needs and eserves a rest. It is proposed to have Mr. Conger come home at the first opportunity, and enjoy a long period of rest and recuperation. DISPATCH FROM CE.V. BARRY. Reinforcements, Horses and Ma terial Pushed to the Front. Washington, Aug. 23. The war de partment has received following ca blegram: Tien Tsin, Aug. 19. To adjutant general, Washington: With reference to your telgram of 16th, horses, ma terials and troops promyitly light erede at Taku and forwarded to front. Sixth calvary mounted. Grant (trans port) due in Manila now. Hospitals excellent, ample for present; army well supplied and in fine condition. Everything satisfactory. Go to Pekin to-morrow. Sick and wounded well. BAKRY. BY WAY OF LOXDOX. Bear-Admiral Bruce Reports Fight ing Near Tien Tsin. London, Aug. 23. "The allies were fighting the Chinese outside from Tien Tsin, August 19." So Rear Ad miral Bruce wires to the British ad miralty from Taku, under date of Au gust 20, adding that the engagement was reported to have occurred six miles south of Tien Tsin. Advices From Pekin. Admiral Bruce also sent a dis patch, dated Pekin, August 17, from the general officer commanding there, in which nothing is said as to the sit uation at Pekin. It gives a partial list of the British casualties during the siege of the legations, the death of Capt. Bernard Strouts, and regrets that "Owing to the heavy road and forced march the naval brigade was unable to participate in the entry" adding that "the way they brought their guns by boat and road from Tien Tsin is an achievement of which they may be proud." To Restore Order In Pekin. Pekin, being in, great confusion, was divided into several districts. BTalf the Tartar city was placed un der the control of the Japanese, and committees of Japanese, 'American, British, Russian, and French officers were appointed to maintain order. 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