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SILVER LAKE AVIATOR IS DASHED TO DEATH HOP1 jJ WEATHER FORECAST HIT 3 AKRON nn 1MB EDITION i I Cloudy tonight and Tuesday. Probably I 1 "- ir showers. I mU, . A This the Paper That Gives You the News and Boosts Your Town Exclusive Associated Press Dispatches. i J 4 TOL. 22 NO. 299. SIXTEEN PAGES. AKRON, OHIO, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 4, 1914. PEICE ONE CENT. I "HOW TO BE SWEETHEARTS, ALTHOUGH MARRIED"" READ IT ON PAGE FOUR I L ATIN AMERICAN ENVOYS RESUME SESSIONS TODAY General Carranza's Attitude May Upset All the Plans Made for Peace. WILL NOT BE PARTY TO NEGOTIATIONS Envoys Will Confine Efforts to Settling Differences Between U. S. and Huerta. (BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.) WASHINGTON, May. 4. Another . fruitless demand by Mexican soldiers for surrender of the waterworks just outside of Vera Cruz was reported to the war department today by Gen. Punston. The reports said that Mexican officers called upon, an American outpost to surrender, but made no vigorous effort to enforce their demand. The Mexicans retired and no shots were fired. Gen. Funsfon 'has asked for instructions as to contemplated steps. WASHINGTON, May. 4. Despite the refusal of Carranza, Constitutionalist chief, to declare an armistice with the Huerta government, the South-American envoys today resumed their sessions, still hopeful events within the next few days will broaden the horizon of their negotiations to include the entire Mexican problem. Carranza, declining the suggestion of a truce, asserted a suspension of hostilities, "would only accrue to the ..benefit of Huerta in the civil war now going on- -in Mexico? between tue usurper Huerta and the Constitutionalist army under my command." With the rebel chief's reply in hand, the envoys proceeded to their task of attempting to settle issues between, Huerta and the Washing- ( CONTINUED OX PAGE 13.) IS STREET SUNDAY Norman Walkirch, 158 West Cedar street, wealthy business man, fell unconscious on the sidewalk near his home, Sunday afternoon. He was taken to the hospital, where it was found that he was suffering from a stroke of paralysis. This morning it was stated at the hospital that he was in an improved condition. Mr. Walkirch has lived here many years and was formerly engaged In the milk business. He has a wife and several children. THOUGHT FLASHLIGHT WAS A REAL FIRE When someone near Market and Howard streets saw smoke pouring from the windows of Oriental Hall, on the third floor of the building at 30 South Howard street, shortly after 10 o'clock Sunday night, he thought the building was in flames, and turned in an alarm, which soon brought Fire Companies 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7 and Trucks 1 and 2 to the scene. It was found upon (Investigation that two flash light pictures had been taken in the hall, following a service of the First Church of Spiritualists, the smoke coming from this cause. Rev. L. M. Oles, pastor of the church, said today that there were 1 150 or more persons in the hall for the service. A feature of the evening was the reception of a confirmation class of about 40 members, and'arrangements had been made to take pictures of the class. f WILL AROUSE INTEREST IN SCOUT MOVEMENT Mr L S. Dale, the National Scout Commissioner, i to be In Akron May 6th nnd 6th. He is making a tour of the United States, visiting the larger cities In the Interest of th Boy Scout movement. On Tuesday night at 7:4.- there will be a meeting of Scout Masters of Akron and vicinity, together with the ministers and Interested laymen. Thin is an exceedingly important meeting and any one Interested In the Scout work is urged to he present. It Is the purpose of this meeting to make plans for more complete local organisation. On Wednesday night at 7:.10 there will be a ms meeting for the boys. Any boy. whether he Is a Scout or not. Is welcome. Mr. Dale will address them on several lines of Scout, work. This is a tine opportunity to irt-t some first hand information about this movement which Is now worldwide. WELL KNOWN MAN STRICKEN BURGLARS START FIRE AT THE GORGE After ransacking the home of W. B. Jones, at the Gorge, burglars, Saturday night, set fire to the house, which destroyed the contents of three rooms before it was put out by neighbors. The family had left the house early in the evening to come to Akron. ' Entrance was gained by "jimmying" a window in the Tear. The only things taken as far as has been discovered was a watch and a revolver. Sheriff Fergusson was notified of the theft and fire, but the burglars had made their escape before he reached there. FEDERAL TROOPS PATROL THE MINE Disarmament Has Not Been Undertaken Yet, But the Region is Quiet. GENERAL STRIKE MAY SOON BE UNDERTAKEN Plan to . be Discussed at Meeting of Union Officials in Indianapolis. DENVER, COLOD., May 4. Heavy patrols of Federal troops scattered throughout the strike zones of Colorado, gave state officials a sense of security which they have not felt since the inception of the industrial strife. With the com ing of the troops and their establishment at various centers of dis orders, practically "all -of the Colo rado National w Guardsmen ere withdrawn, and peace officers gave over the task of preserving order to the federal soldiers. In every portion of the state peace and quiet prevail. The matter of disarmament has not been undertaken yet and probably will not be until the arrival late today of Col. James Lockebt with the Eleventh Regiment United States Cavalry. Officals of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, in discussing the question of dis-arament of mine guards declared that just as soon as the commander of the federal troops is ready to disarm the men and affoord protection at the mines the guards in their employ will turn over their arms. INDIANAPOLIS, IND., May 4. The question of calling a general strike in the mining industry of the country will be taken up at a meeting of the International officers of the United Mine Workers of America and the board to be held here today. At the office of the organization it was said that petitions had been received from all parts if the country asking that a general strike be called. The twenty-nine members of the executive board are here and representation will be made by each as to conditions in his respective locality. It was announced at the headquarters of the organization a statement would likely be given out during the- day. President John P. White, of the mine workers' organization will preside at the conference. DENVER, COLO., May 4. Exhausted by the strain over events of the last two weeks In the strike zone Gov. E. M. Ammans has been unable to prepare his message for the special session of the legislature which convened today to consider legislation in connection with the strike. TO T About 250 members of the Akron Chamber of Commerce are expected at the dinner to be held at the Portage Hotel at 11:30 a. m., Tuesday, when John H. Clarke, of Cleveland, Democratic candidate for United States Senator, is to deliver the first address in a debate on the question of the proposed repeal of the Panama Canal tolls, speaking in favor of the repeal. At another dinner, to be held at the same place on May 14, former Senator J. B. Foraker, Republican candidate for Senator, will speak against the proposed repeal. President F. M. Harpham, of the Chamber, will preside at the dinner tomorrow. DISTRICTS TODAY JOHN H LARK SPEAK 0IRR0WN00N RICHARD OLNEY WILL HEAD BANK RESERVE BOARD Former Member of Late President Cleveland's Cabinet is Honored. HAS NOT ACCEPTED THE POST, HOWEVER Declines to Comment on Offer of Governorship When Told of It Today. (BY ASSOCIATED PRESS.) WASHINGTON, May 4. President Wilson has selected Richard Olney, former secretary of state in the Cleveland administration, to be governor of the federal reserve board, and Paul Warburton of New York to be a member of the board. Although the President has offered the governorship to Mr. Olney, word of his acceptance was being awaited today, but friends here were inclined to believe he would decline. Mr. Olney was offered the ambassadorship to Great Britain by President Wilson early' last year, but expressed an unwillingness to leave the country on account of his business interests. He is being strongly urged by the friends of the President to accept this place, which the President has spoken of as equal in importance to a place on the bench of the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Olney, though 78 years old, fc active, and has had a long experi ence, in the business world and nuance, ;.,Vfb.ich the. President and his advisers believe -would, especial ly be adapted for the head of the reserve board. - - , : O , -,.Mr. Warburg, 1 who was con nected with the Kuhn, Loeb & Co., has been offered membership on the board and has accepted, For mal announcement of his selection, as well as the other three members of the board besides the governor, is .expected to be made within the next two or three days, as offers are being made to the men whom the President has selected. It is understood a Southern banker is to be . one of the three, but no intimation has come as yet as to his identity. Official Washington, as well as banking circles generally, are awaiting the announcement of the full personnel of the federal reserve board with intense interest, as it formally will set in motion the new currency law, which was signed December 23 last. BOSTON, May 4. Richard Olney smiled when informed today that President Wilson had selected him for governor of the federal reserve board, but he declined to comment on the announcement or indicate whether he would accept. D. W. KAUFMAN IS SPEAKER AT THE REALTY-MEETING Members of the Akron Real Estate Board held their noon-day luncheon today at Alderfer's cafe. The principal speaker was Mr. D. W. Kaufman, ex-president of the board, and connected with the Hall & Harter Co. Mr. Kaufman spoke on licensing real estate brokers. He declared that such a move would be a good thing, saying that all men engaged in the real estate brokerage should be honest and possess qualifications suited for the work. Mr. Kaufman called attention to what was done at the meeting of the executive committee of the state board, held at Columbus last week. He told members of the local board that a bill is to be passed by the next Legislature that will provide for the licensing of real estate brokers. He urged the real estate men to get busy at once and get acquainted with the bill. Mr. Kaufman pointed out the fact that the Torrens system of registering deeds' and mortgages la to go Into effect In July. "This sys tem," said he, "will completely change the records at the court house. It will be best for all of us to understand this system at once." A meeting of the county record ers of the state Is to be held at Columbus in June. Mr. Kaufman said that members of the state ex ecutive committee would attend the Columbus meeting, and he urged that local real estate men be present. GIRL WHO THREATENED TO MURDER JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER, JR. i',r,t auuir," "Joan of Arc" of the New York I. ' W.i W.'s, who .visited the offices, of John. D. Rockefeller.' Jr., at .No. 26 Broadway, New. York City, and left word that unless he consented to abitrate and "stop the murder In the .Colorado strike zone",8he intended, to "shoot him down like a dog.;', ' ' ' NEW .YORK, May 4. Because of illness, John D.' Rockefeller, Jr., did not attend services Sunday at the Calvary Baptist church, where more than 20 ."silent mourners" were waiting for him. Seven of the "mourners" . joined the lilble class. '.' "I will kill John D. Rockefeller, 'r., no matter what the outcome, If he doesn't arbitrate the Colorado mine strike," emphatically asserted "Sweet Marie" Ganz, following her arraignment-in "the -Tombs police court, on the charge of mak ing a threat against the life of Mr. Rockefeller. Fearing a demonstration at Cal vary Baptist church, 24 policemen were secreted in the pastor's study, Associated Press Bulletins HUERTA SELECTS PEACE DELEGATES. " WASHINGTON, May 4. Gen. that D. E. Milio Rabasa, a Mexican Jurist, and Augustine Garra Galindo, under secretary of Justice, have been selected as delegates to confer with the mediators, and that a third name will be submitted tomorrow. PRESIDEXT TO MEET ITXEKAL WASHINGTON, May 4. Pres. Monday, and meet the Montana, which Is bringing to the United States the bodies of the men killed at Vera early today by Secretary Daniels, after a conference with the President. In case important public business makes It impossible to leave, he will send a personal representative with a letter from him to welcome the funeral Bhip. MEDIATION ENVOYS CONTEK WITH URYAX. WASHINGTON, May 4. The mediation envoys reached the state department and went into conference with Secretary Bryan shortly before noon. Ambassador Da Gama of Brazil, and Minister Naon, of Argentina, arrived first. A few minutes later the Chilean minister, Mr. Suarez, Joined them. Secretary Bryan said that some announcement might be made later. BITTER MESSAGES ARE EXCHANGED. WASHINGTON, May 4. Constitutionalists and Huerta leaders at Manzanlllo, Mex., have been exchanging very bitter messages, according to a report to the navy department today, from Rear Admiral Howard, who has read several of the letters. Admiral Howard said all was quiet at Manzanlllo. He made no mention of the reported blowing up of the Mexican liner, Luella. MEXICAN FEDERALS ARE hEXT TO FT. WINGATE. EL PASO, TEX., May 4. The three thousand men of the Mexican Federal army, accompanied by 900 women and children, which have been Interned at Ft. Bliss since they crossed the international border after suffering defeat by the rebels at Ojlnapa, and were taken in charge by the United States troops, were entrained today for Ft. Wlngate, New Mexico. The Federals were ordered transferred to a point away from the border over a week ago, when the Mexican situation seemed extremely critical. vnile 20 detectives were scattered through the church. No violence was attempted. The "silent" parade was continued in. front of the Standard Oil building, at No. 26 i3roaday, although the building was ciosed. Worshippers from Trinity church watched the marchers with interest.. "Mourners" also paraded in front of Mr. Rockefeller's city residence at 10 W. 54th street, and before the gates of the Rockefeller Tarrytown estate. NEW YORK, May 4. Silent picketing by crepe sleeved men and women,, who held John D. Rockefeller and John D. Rockefeller, Jr., responsible for conditions in the Colorado mine war was continued today in front of. the Standard Oil building here. and outside the gates of the Rockefeller estate at Pocan-tico Hills. The younger Rockefeller did not come to his office today. His seclusion was due to a cold and not to the demonstrations, his secretaries said. , Huerta has informed the mediators SHIP. Wilson plans to go to Brooklyn, Cruz. This statement was made AKRON LEADS IN CITIES BOASI NON-VOTING FOLK Head of State Legislative Bureau Says Thirty Per Cent. Failed to Vote in Ohio. MAY RECOMMEND LAW TO COMPEL VOTING Akron, Youngstown - and Cleveland Have Largest Percentage of Non-Voters. (BY" ASSOCIATED TRtSS.) COLUMBUS, O., May 4. Thirty per cent, of the electors in Ohio failed to vote in 1910. Most of these lived In slum districts. Con sequently it is doubtful whether elections would be improved to compelling all electors to vote and thus increasing the lowest class of of citizenship. These are figures and conclusions by W. T. Donald son of the state legislative refer ence bureau made public today. Mr. Donaldson takes no side on the question of whether a compulsory voting law is desirable, but calls attention to what he considers valid arguments for and against the prac tice made by students of the subject. 1 , Out of a total of 1,318,252 elec tors in Ohio in 1910, 395,990 failed to vote. Cleveland, Youngstown and Akron showed the largest percentage of non-voting electors, with 35 per cent. each. Toledo shows 43 per cent, not voting, Columbus 34, Canton 33, Dayton 25. . Only '24 per cent, of the electorate failed to vote. -MANY WORKINGMEN FADjED TO VOTE. A canvas of Cincinnati and Columbus shows about three times as many electors failed to vote in the slum districts than in the well-to-do and wealthy districts. Colored slum districts show ten per cent, more non-voters than white slum districts. Mr. Donaldson calls attention to thi3 .argument against compulsory voting: "It would be a grave mistake to debauch our elections further by means intended to force to their polls those classes made up so largely of the undesirables, who, if left to their own inclinations, would remain away. Arguments advanced for cocpul- sory voting are: Voting is as much a public duty as jury service. Compulsory voting would eliminate corruption now made possible by the necessity of 'getting out the vote. This ap plies especially to rural and factory sections. It would save the money and efforts now spent trying to in terest voters in elections. Consequently more desirable citizens would take part in politics "if political life could be freed from the annoying necessity of begging fav ors in order to get people to come to the polls." Arguments against such a sys tem are: Voting would not be a "free right" If it were compulsory. A compulsory law would be difficult to enforce; prosecutions would be numerous and men to make a house to house canvas would have to be employed. Disenfranchise- ment as a penalty for not voting is unexceptional in Ohio. "To compel a man to vote is to go against the general spirt of our laws." Posting the names of non-voters in an effort to shame them into voting would be ineffective, for stay-at-home voters would not care. STATE INSPECTORS ARE WORKING HERE Inspectors D. B. Wagner and C. A. Pontius, of the state dairy and food department, under the super vision of the Agricultural Commission of Ohio, are in Akron today, to look into local conditions. The Inspectors had up for In vestigation conditions existing at the cheese factory of Sebastlano Cantale, of 125 Furnace street, which was ordered closed some time ago, until conditions about the place could be improved. It was stated today that the place would be allowed to resume operations when there was compliance with the orders. WANTS ALL TO PAY TRIBUTE TO FLAG. Mayor F. W. Rockwell today re ceived from Mayor James H. Pres ton of Baltimore a copy of a letter. which Is being sent to executives throughout the country, asking for co-operation in securing a nation-wide observance of the "Star Spangled Banner centennial," during the week from September 6 to September 13. Our Short Story A friend of the Home cerning the t d Fred Lanham, :k Company, conical business in i city he return- 'good," replied so rotten as it s , several years 5 n8 tickets for " . Why, say, low that the Dayton, from v ed Sunday. "Oh, not ve. Fred, "but not , was in Keokuk, ' ago when I was a tent show out they were comin' manager had to i. his mother to come from Des nes to visit him, so he could borrow $40 to move the show out of town. "No, Dayton wasn't that bad." LONDON, May 4. The portrait of Henry James, the novelist, by John Singer Sarget. the American artist,, hanging in one of the galleries of the Royal Academy, was ruined this afternoon by a suf-fraget. The woman who committed the outrage gave her name us Mrs. Wood. She belongs tu the group of militants called "The wild women." Carrying a butcher's cleaver under her cloak, Mrs. Wood approached the painting in a casual manner. While the attend ant was in another part of the room . 3he .whipped out the cleaver and with swift, sure strikes slashed the pictuie repeatedly' before bystanders seized her. Mrs. Wood was accompanied by a man who attempted to tnvpede those ' who ' restrained her. The crowd turned on him and gave him a beating.. When the police appeared -.on the scene, Mrs, Wood was ttirjfd over to them.. : -- The Academy was opened to the public today. The picture damaged by Mrs. Wood was considered one of Sargent's masterpieces. It is badly gashed, one of the marks of the cleaver being across the face. T L E (BY ASSOCIATED PRESS PARIS, May 4. Joseph Caillaux. ex-minister of finance, and Ferdinand D'Aillieres, M. Caillaux's opponent in the recent election to the French Chamber of Deputies, fought a bloodless duel today with pistols. M. D'Aillieres fired ' twice at his adversary, but neither shot found its mark. M. Caillaux fired in the aid. The duellists were placed 25 paces apart. Thee ncounter took place in the Park des Princes. PURSE SNATCHER WAS REAL BEAU BRUMMEL Police are looking for a regulat Beau Brummel purse-snatcher, who made away with a purse Sunday night belonging to Mrs. Catheryn Stear, 150 Perkins street. He is described as being tall, good looking, dressed in a nifty dark suit, and with one of the latest approved rah rah hats. Between 7:30 and 8 o'clock Sunday evening, as Mrs. Stear was leaving her home, she was accosted by a well-dressed and very polite young man. "Can you tell me where Miss Homer lives?" he asked as be stopped and lifted his hat. Mrs. Stear Teplied that she did not know the young lady, in an in-1 sural Lue pimitt yuuilg mail uau shoved her aside, jerked her purse from her hand and dashed east on Perkins street toward the railroad tracks. Mrs. Stear reported the matter to the police. Mrs. Stear said the purse contained only 50 cents in change, the key to her home and her handkerchief. GEN SICKLES IS f CALLED BY DEATH NEW YORK, May 4. While the funeral arrangements for Gen. Daniel E. Sickles who died last night had not been finally completed today it was said the old soldier, last of the brigade commanders of the Civil war, would be buried with military honors. He may be buried In Arlington beside the military leaders of the nation. Gen. Siskles end came peacefully at ten minutes after nine last night In his home at 23 Fifth ave. with him were his son Station and 'his wife, from whom he had been estranged for 29 years. A reconciliation was effected only last Thursday and since then Mrs. Sickles bad been nursing the aged veteran. SUFFRAGET CUTS PORTRAT INTO SILL SHREDS FRENCHMEN FIGH DUE LOSES ANY BLOOD T HOUSANDS SEE AVIATOR DASHED TO DEATH SUNDAY Aviator H. P. Harris is Killed at Silver Lake .Field. WAS DESCENDING FROM LONG FLIGHT Is Second Fatality Within One Year at the Silver Lake Field. ; Before the eyes of more than one thousand people who had seen him make the prettiest flight of . the season, Aviator H. P. Harris was dashed to death at the Silver Lake aviation field Sunday afternoon about 4 o'clock when the left wing of his Curtis biplane broke away. The machine was about 80 feet from the ground when the wing broke as the aviator, who was gliding to earth, attempted to turn the machine upward. As the wing broke loose Harris jumped from his seat, His neck and back were broken and he died while being rushed to the hospital in Billow's ambulance. SUDDEN DIP WAS TOO GREAT A STRAIN. It was In making a sudden dip that the strain became too gre;f. for the machine, causing the wing to break. Harris had just completed, an almost perfect flight, having circled over the village of Cuyahoga Falls and the lake at a 1 height of about a half-mile. Ho was preparing to land when the accident happened and had glidoO 1 to within about o leet oi tnc i earift when he made "' -swidon " who saw the tragedy that the diji was too abrupt, which caused i machine to break.' The aviator and machine stni the ground almost at the same time within a few feet of eacu other. The machine was complete ly demolished, the engine bein? the only part that is intact. A physician was Immediate! v summoned as well as an ambulanct. When assistance reached the man a faint pulse beat was still in evidence but hopes of reviving him were small. He died while on the way to tne hospital. ANOTHER AVIATOR KILLED THERE LAST YEAR. The accident yesterday came on almost the first anniversary of tne death of the first aviator who was killed at the lake. On May o, 1913, Aviator Charles Carlson flying for the Silver Lake Aviation company, met death. This is thf second blrdman. who has been killed at the lake In an acciden Jack Knight, Harris' assistant, denied Monday that Harris had planned to. take a young woman with him on his flight Sunday. "Harris has all along refused to take passengers," said Knight this morning. "He refused Sunday to carry any extra weight. I do not know where the 'girl story' originated but it is absolutely without foundation." The machine in which Harris . was flying was a Curtis biplane recently purchased by John Gam-meter, wealthy Akron man, who lias taken a keen interest in flying. Harris has been flying almost every day since the machine arrived a week ago. The remains of the aviator are now at Billow's morgue awaiting word from relatives. The dead man is 35 years of age and married. PETTY THEFTS ARE REPORTED TO THE POLICE Several petty robberies have been reported to the pplice department since Saturday, -while other cases, in which property was lost by local residents in other ways were called to the attention of the officials. W. H. McKinney, of 664 Blaine street, reported the loss of a gold watch, which he thinks was taken Saturday afternoon. Anthony Sever, of 20 East Exchange street, also lost a gold watch, and reported that he thought a roommate had taken the property. John W. Wehnes, of 123 West Miller avenue, lost $85 worth of tools Saturday night. It is believed they were taken by a workman. Jacob Ebenhock, of 401 Fuller street, reported the loss of a black pocketbook, containing $60. He said he thought the property was lost at one of the local theaters.

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