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Evening Independent (Newspaper) - January 27, 1909, Massillon, Ohio THE EVENING INDEPENDENT LAST BDITIONVol XXI No 21C OHIO WEDNESDAY JANUARY 27 1909 PRICE ONE CENT COURT WITS TO HUB BOTH SIDES Consumers Want Injunction Against Gas Company NO LITIGATION UNTIL SATURDAY Company Stands Ready to Have a Depository Established for the Difference Between Its Charges and the New Rate Fixed by the Council Special to The Canton Jan Pleas Judge Harter received an application on Wednesday for a mandatory injunc tion filed by the NewsDemocrat Pub lishing Company against the East Ohio Gas Company to have gas pipes of the defendant reconnected leading to the premises of the plaintiff and also to replace a meter The court did nothing with the litigation preferring to wait until affidavits and briefs of both principals had been submitted By agreement the plaintiff it was said would furnish the briefs Saturday The defendant company expects to have its reply brief ready next Tues day Under the Attorney Welty for the gas company declared a Utioner refusing to pay the rate has no right relief The gas com pany will always respond to the de mands of the public if they are rea The company stands ready to enter into an agreement with coun sel for the city for the establishment by court order of a depository for the difference of eight cents per each one thousand cubic feet between the thlr ty cent by the companj and the twentytwo cent rate fixedby the new rate ordinance pending th termination of the litigation in th courts This plan would protect both the consumers and the Lieutenant Prank P Lahm of th United States signal corps who wil be a speaker at the banquet of th Aero Club of Ohio at the Courtlan hotel Thursday night is expected in Canton Thursday morning His stay here will be brief as he is to rep or in Washington next Sunday night I is expected that about one hundrec guests will be present at the banquet The addresses will be few and brief said Frank S Lahm It will be mor of a social affair than a toastmakin occasion Letters from prominen aeronauts who have been invited bu who find it inconvenient to come wil be Isaac Edgington aged seventyseve years died Wednesday morning i New Berlin at the home of his daugh ter Mrs Lizzie Kolp Death was caused by heart failure The deceas ed was well known throughout the county He is survived by five chil dren Funeral services will be held at St Pauls church New Berlin Friday morning at oclock Burial will be in Calvary cemetery between Can ton and Massillou Jackson W Pontius formerly super intendent of the Stark county work house and also of the infirmary prob ably will lose the sight of his right eye as the result of a peculiar acci dent While at the home of his fath er north of Canton about a week ago Mr Pontius fell and some foreign sub stance flew into his eye The injury at first considered slight rapidly be came painful It was said Wednesday at the Pontius nome that it might be necessary to remove the affected op tic J E Figley treasurer and W J Gutchall secretary of the Dannemil ler Grocery Company sold their hold ings in tho company and resigned their positions Tuesday it is announ ced Both were connected with the company for the past seven years Mr and Mrs Figley leave Thursday for an extended trip through Mexico and the western states to he gone six or seven weeks The Rev Ross Funk D agent of the United Brethren Publishing in terests of Dayton who has charge of arrangements for the session of the general conference of the U B church in Canton May 13 to 27 was in the city Tuesday He conferred with an advisory committee of the Canton church with reference to de tails for the big gathering EMPEROR WILLIAMS BIRTHDAY By Associated Berlin Jan fiftieth auiil vcrsary of the birth of Emperor Wil liam is being celebrated today All the crowned heads of German states came to Berlin to present congratula tions CHILDREN CREMATED arervts Also Injured in Fire Which Burned Home By Associated Pitlsburg Jan four young hildren of A M Kendall were cre nated and the parents seriously in ured in a fire which destroyed the Cendall home at Bryson Hill Dunbar near here today MONEY TBANSFER THE Plan to Drain River Bridge Fund Opposed ACT WOULD SHOW WEAKNESS ast night HOUSE COMMITTEE SIOBSJUIlim Says His Speech Transended Proper Limits in Debate IT WILL NOT GO ON THE RECORDS Councilman Seaman SaysTrans fer of Money for Lift Bridge Would be Admitting That the Other Structure is Good COQUELIN DEAD Opposition Advocates and opponents of the By Associated Plan to install a proposed lift bridge Paris Jan Coacross the canal in West Main street quelin the great French actor died are finding issue on the question of funding Councilman T Harvey Seaman of the second ward described his posi tion this morning by saying that he would never give his consent to the plan to transfer the money raised by a special tax levy to build a new bridge across the river Sn West Tre mont street to a lift bridge fund be cause he said if that were done it would be an admission that a new bridge in West Tremont street were not needed This he said is far from being the truth There are many who jyefer to see a new bridge in West Tremont street than across the canal because of the part the present structure plays in causing floods during high water With a new single span bridge at this point it is argued the city would have a lever with which to bring about oth er improvements on the part of the state and private corpprations As for the refusal of the county commissioners to erect a new bridge in West Tremont street advocates of the project say that when the city next year spends on river im provements great moral force will be lent to the demands for relief from that quarter According to one man signs of weakness are very noticeable in the old bridge whenever heavy loads cross it This alone makes the demand for a new structure there im perative he says There was one who expressed the belief that the canal would be aban doned within the next five years and to Him he said the plan to expend a large sum of money on a lift bridge seemed useless The city can get along with the present bridge until we see if the canal is going to amount to anything after these repairs have been completed and then we can make the said he It would be too bad to put in an expensive lift bridge there if it will be needed only a short The question is now in the hands of council committees HUG CRACKS 3 RIBS MAN NO Woman Music Teacher Suffers in Embrace of Athletic Girl Waco Jan Miss Ethel McGowan a teacher of music in Bay lor university here were not so pop ular she woulcTnot now be confined to her bed with three broken ribs One of her student admirers Miss Grace Harrison an expert basket ball player returned Tuesday from a vacation and overjoyed at the sight of Miss Mc Gowan threw her muscular arms around the little teachers waist and hugged with all her strength Some thing cracked and Miss McGowan fell to the floor in a faint to the astonish ment and fear of Miss Harrison She called for help and the teacher was carried to her room A physician who was summoned found that three of Miss McGowans ribs had been crack ed by the hug Miss Harrison is re jorted near a collapse from distress over the accident ON THESIDETBJ1CK Council Gives Grade Resolu tion to Committees NEW CITY HALL FURNISHINGS The Committees Report was Adopted by the House Only a Few Faint Nays Being Sent Commit tee a Letter By Associated Washington Jan ing that the speech delivered in the house last week by Representative Willett in which the President was se verely criticised be expunged from the congressional select com mittee appointed to speech submitted its consider report to the the house today A letter written to the committee by Willett urging that his speech should remain on the records accompanied the report Declaring that consideration of the speech in question involves consider ation of what is and what is not or derly debate in the the com mittees report defines the privileges of members of the house and limita tions of debate Your committee carefully considered the remarks of the gentleman from New con tinues the report and finds his re marks concerning the President not justified by any consideration of con stitutional duties or powers of tho house that they transcnd proper lim its or criticism in debate that they are destructive of that courtesy re spect and dignity which ought to be preserved and that they ought not to remain on the prominent official rec ord of proceedings of the The house with but a few faint nays adopted the report Annual ball given bv L A to B of R Schworms hall Friday Janu ary 29 1909 Musid by Schworms or chestra 50 cents a couple Singles lady 25 cents Tie Ithaca Conservatory Concovf Company at the Christian church io nighl nt 8 oclock PRESIDENTS LAST MESSAGE Approves Magoons Recom mendation to Raise the Maine By Associated Washington Jan Roosevelt has sent congress a special message approving the recommenda tion of Governor Magoon that an ap propriation bo made to remove the wreck of the battleship Maino from Havana harbor Location of Proposed W L E Shops to be Decided RESULT OF RECENT CONFERENCE J M Corl of Navarre Said Mr Worthington was Favorably Impressed With Proposition of Navarre Board of Options on 492 Acres of Lane for a sanitary sewer in State street The resolution was passed Councilman Brownewell Resolution No 504 directing that sidewalks be laid on both sides of Plum street from Prospect to Center streets The reso lution was adopted Councilman Curley Resolution No 505 directing the board of public ser vice to prepare plans for grading Dwight and Rawson streets The res olution was adopted Councilman Brownewell Resolution No 506 directing the board of public service to give an estimate of the cost of paving Hill street from East Main to Plum street and of North Lin coln avenue from East Main to Plum street The resolution was passed Councilman Brownewell Resolution No 507 directing that curbing and guttering be constructed on both sides of Andrew street from Front to Cen ter street The resolution was passed Councilman Koontz Resolution No 508 directing that curbing and gutter ing be constructed on Commonwealth avenue and on a portion of West Chery street The resolution was adopted Councilman Koontz Resolution No 511 requesting estimates for grading and graveling of North Mill street from Cherry to Lake street The reso lution was passed Councilman Brownewell Resolution No 510 directing the board of public service to prepare estimates for a sanitary sewer in Second street The iesolution was passed Councilman Wagner Resolution No 509 directing curbing and gutter fund created to build a new river ing to be constructed on both sides COUNCILMAN GETS WEDDING PRESENT Council Now Has a Committee to Confer With Service Board Regarding Equipment One Hundred Dollars Appropriat ed for Bronze Tablet The proposition to install a lift bridge over the canal in West Main street was sidetracked by the city council Tuesday evening when a res olution instructing the city engineer to report a suitable grade the pass age of which was necessary before anything further could be done was referred to the streets and alleys and the ways and means committees This happened after Councilman Curley had explained that the resolution de manded immediate action because of the desire of State Representative Bell to introduce a bill into the house providing for the use of money in the WAS PRESENTED BY MR SEAMAN Staff Navarre Jan the regular APOLOGY EXACTED Clash Between Mexican Citizens and Honduras Police By Associated New Orleans Jan dispatch from Puerto Cortes Spanish Hondu ras says that as the result of a clash there between a citizen of Mexico and the Honduran police the Mexican con sul has cabled his country to send a gun boat to exact an apology from the Honduran officials meeting of the local board of trade held Tuesday evening President D A Muskoff a member of the committee for securing options on land lying west of the village which will afford a suitable site for the location of the proposed W L E shops reported lhat the committee had secured op tions on 492 acres This comprises land owned by M E Calb G C Mc Farren 1 D Wilhelni Z Buchman the J Netsley estate L Greene the Dages estate the Hall estate S Lower and Amos Calb J M Corl a member of the commit tee which with Philip Loew of the local board of trade and E C Merwin the Massillon board was appointed tos confer with Receiver B A Worth ington of the W L reported the outcome of the conference which was held in Cleveland January 14 Ac cording to Mr Corl the committee re ported to Mr Worthington the suc cess which the local board had met in securing options on land A general idea of the financial encouragement which the village could give the rail road company was given Mr Worth ingtou is said to look favorably upon the proposition A short time ago Receiver Worth ington left for the east where he held a conference with the eastern officials of the road It is thought the result of this conference will determine the location of the proposed shops The final report of the local board of trade was sent to Mr Worthington a week ago Tuesday His answer has not PRESIDENT THANKS GILLETT By AHKouluted Sacramento Jan Gil Ictt has received a message from Pres ident RooKcvelt thanking him for his services in having action upon ho antiJapanese bills postponed and ad vising him that a letter on legisla tive matters will bo mailed him today TO SETTLE BROWNSVILLE CASE By Associated Press 1 Washington Jan senate leaders have drafted a bill for a set tlement of the Brownsville lucstion which meets with tho approval of President Roosevelt and Senator For akor Hear the Ithaca Conservatory Con cert Company at the Christian church tonight Admission 25 cents Roart our Want Columns telly SEEK HEIR OF BIG LAND OWNER Findlny thousand acros or valuable land In Oklahoma await the daughter of Peter Zehrbtiek formerly of Findlay if she can be found and can prove that she was of ago when her father was naturalized Tho information comes horo from Cherokee Okla cannot bo found The young woman AUG BELIKQNT OPERATED UPON bridge in West Tremont street to in stall the lift bridge Councilman Hattery suggested that three members be appointed td confer with the board of public service re garding the furnishings for the new city hall Councilman Seaman put the suggestion into the form of a motion and it carried Vice President Brown ewell who occupied the chair appoint ed Councilmen Seaman Hattery and i Koontz members of the committee A meeting will be held next Tuesday evening to hear a report All possi ble speed will be required it was said to complete the building by April 1 Hereafter the record of the council proceedings will be typewritten Since the Massillon council has been in ex istence the clerks have inscribed the accounts of the proceedings with pen and ink The appropriation of will pay for a typewriter which will be used in the future The council ap propriated as the citys share of the salary of the board of elections The bronze tablet bearing the names of the city officials will be placed at the head of the main en trance to the new city hall The coun cil appropriated to pay for it The contract will be placed as soon as possible Vice President Brownewell presid ed because President Schott is now acting mayor of the city during the illness of Mayor Frantz PETITIONS AND MEMORIALS Residents and property owners of Pearl street asked that that thorough fare be graded and that a light be placed at the corner of Pearl and Erie streets The petition was referred to the paving and grading and the light committees REPORTS OF STANDING COMMIT TEES The street and alley committee re ported unfavorably on the proposed vacation of that part of Plum street of North street between Third and Front streets The resolution was passed Councilman Curley Resolution No 512 instructing the city engineer to report a grade in West Main street near the intersection of the Ohio cana preparatory to the possible installa tion of the proposed lift bridge Upon motion of Councilman Seaman the resolution was referred to the street and alley and the ways and means committee HITCHCOCK KILLS A DEER Fights With It in Swamp and Clothes are Torn Charleston S Jan kil his first deer a magnificent buck with n an hours drive of one of the oldes cities in America was the experienc to which Frank H Hitchcock who i to be postmaster general in Mr Taft cabinet was treated Tuesday The hunting party left Charleston at 2 Before 5 a handsome buck hac been driven from the swamp by th dogs past Hitchcocks stand and h had brought it to the ground Th instantly an enthusiasticall west of the canal The report was adopted The committee on sewers recom mended that the assessment upon been received but is expected at any Mrs Maria Wagoner for the Main time Just what the company will de street sewer serving her property mand of the village is a matter of stand as originally levied and that the speculation The question raising alleged cost of the lateral be remitted a bonus was informally discussed at The report was adopted be meeting Tuesday evening As soon as Mr Worthingtons final re port is received whether favorable or not President Muskoff will call a special meeting of the board The report of Treasurer L 13 Zints master showed that had been sub scribed by the citizens for the purpose ORDINANCES FOR THEIR SECOND READING Ordinance 499 appropriating for the board of public safety was giv en its second reading ORDINANCES FOR THEIR THIRD READING Ordinance No 495 to vacate a por had been collected An expen diture of was necessary leav ing a balance in the treasury of By Associated Press 1 Now York Jan Bel mont the banker today underwent an operation for appendicitis His con dition is said to be satisfactory CLARK MILL FUND Todays payments to tho Clark mill fund were as follows Subscribed Total Paid Previously acknowledged StarkTuHcarawas Breweries Co Charles 13 Jarvis second payment Tolnl AGED WOMAN FATALLY BURNED Xenia Jan Mrs Elix abeth Jackson eighty partly blind at tempted to slir a fire in her house her typewrttBVfoVthVclerk 0 the clothes ignited and she was perhaps fatally burned before being rescued by her son deer was not killed Hitchcock rushing after it into a swamp had his clotl ing badly torn in a hard fight with th buck before killing it larry Curley Remembered by Fellow Legislators MARCONI IS GRATEFUL Inventor is Gtad Wireless Helped to Save so Many Lives London Jan Marconi the inventor of wireless telegraphy who is at present at the Marconi sta tion in Gal way from whicli transAt lantic messages are dispatched said in reference to the sinking of the Re public I am exceedingly gratified and very grateful that wireless telegraphy has been the means of saving so many lives T am confident its usefulness will go on increasing with the exten sion of the system by smaller ships as well as by the great liners because also of the everincreasing range of the The Gift was to be an Emblem the Spokesman cils Best Wishes Went With Curley Made Speech of Acceptance Its a safe three to one that the obby would have been packed Tues day night at the council meeting if t had been generally known what six of the members were to give Coun ilman Harry Curley of the first ward who occupied for the first time since lis marriage his Solonic position As t was only a few had the privilege ot seeing what the little package con fined Those who think its an easy uess and are whispering to them selves cigars in a knowing kind of way had better wait until they hear the words of Vice President Browne well after the box had been opened At that time he remarked I must say I am disappointed because when t looked at that package I thought sure we were going to have a After most of the business of the council had been transacted Clerk Schttltz asked leave to address the members He held in his hand what apeared to be a box six inches long four inches wide and four inches high wrapped in paper Probably because Councilman Brownewell thought it contained cigars he readily granted Clerk Schultz the floor But it was only for a moment for with an oratori cal flourish that would have made Demosthenes himself duck down un der a desk had he been present of course he introduced Councilman Seaman as spokesman and to him handed the box Councilman Seaman began by say ing that therfe are three important steps in the life of man the first he said is birth the second marriage the third death The relative im portance of the marriage by one man to three or four wives Councilman Sea man did not describe The word mar riage as he used it was a generalterm and covered all the matrimonial ven tures man could crowd into the short span of years spent in this vale of tears Mr Seaman said that mans grand est gift was a and said that al though mairifcd life was not all sun shine it was what we ourselves the married men in the room make it Then he picked up the box he had laid tenderly on top of the clerks desk and held it up to the view of the oth er members He said that conncil men get married so rarely that the oc CAPTAIN KEELER DEAD of securing options Of this amount tion of Clay street was given its third reading The Vote on the final pass age was deferred pending further in vestigatioa by the council to ascertain whether or not filling up the street would be necessary in case of vaca tion INTRODUCTION OF ORDINANCES Councilman Seaman Ordinance No 502 appropriating for a recording coun cil and for compensation and sal ary of the board of elections of Stark county The ordinance was passed upon the suspension of tho rules Councilman Koontz Ordinance No 501 appropriating the sum of for a bronze tablet to be placed in the city hall The ordinance was passed upon the suspension of the rules MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS Councilman Wagner Resolution Ey Associated Columbus Jau Alexis Keeler inspector of customs and Ser geant at arms of nine consecutive Republican national conventions died at his home here today Notice Tlie Christjan Rucli public sale will bo Thursday February I instead of February as was advertised Dont fail to hear Ithaca Concert Company at Christian church tonight Do you know that there bunch of grapes on display in diroctinS the board of ser that six pounds I vice to propnro plms nnd estimator NEARBY TOWNS WEST BROOKF1ELD West Brookfield Jan and Mrs Charles Gardner of Indianapolis are guests at the residence of Dr and Mrs J O Gardner Adolf Besslcr met with an accidenl at school Monday afternoon while playing he fell from a tree breaking small bone in his leg casion was one which merited more than passing notice For that reason he went on the council had decided to make the new benedict a present which he said should an em blem At the word emblem Mr Seaman cut the cords that bound the package about and slowly unwrapped the pa per We said he that some day you will look at this little token and think of what has been said here With much deliberation he removed the lid Just as he pulled out the contents Mr Seaman acciden tally turned away from the press ta ble and the view of the reporters was CUt Off p There was a shout of laughter that continued even after Councilman Cur ley arose to thank the members for their kindness He said he would keep the gift as long as he lived and that it would remind him constantly of the generosity and kind wishes of the members of the 19081909 council Do you want to know what was in the box Ask Councilman Curlev KNIFE STABBER SENTENCED Youngstown Jan Waite indicted for manslaughter for the killing of his brotherinlaw John 5 SwHrtzwelter yesterday pleaded guil ty and sentenced to seven years The Rev G H Hoffman expects to in the Ohio penitentiary He stabbed begin a series of revival meetings at tho M E church in the near future Heese Harris of East Greenville was the guest of relatives here Mon day The Misses Anna and Gertrude Mc Connell entertained the sewing club at their home here Monday evening It to try nor Want Cotamaa his victim with a paper knife during a quarrel Visit the Texas Car at Pennsyl sylvania Depot Beautiful display of semitropical fruits and products You will be pleased and surprised It prtyR to try our Want
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