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m^i Can. afford ta adv*r__*t. Perhaps J thafa bacauee ye. dent.. You'll no- tlee that meet of those who do adver* tiea can afford It. They can afford tt because they do advertise. MEAL REVIEW *n Weather: Partly deudy and < er torri_h_ Wedneaday i-h* sasegt ohomar. near Lake Erie, Bat-assts. 29.4a Indieating fair; temperature Td. •leer. VO&XXDC.NQ.lj. ALLIANCE. OHIO. TUESDAY, AUGUST 29,1916. TWO CENTS. ■TiM MKS.I.N RILES AGAINST FRANCE Wilson Takes Railroad Strike HEADS I STAND; SAYS I ■■ -.OTED MEN SHOULD DEFER STRIKE Asks Congress for Drastic Legislation to Prevent Rail- Road Strike—Strike Situation is Admittedly Acute. Chief Executive Would Enlarge Powers of the Interstate Commerce Commission to Deal With Such Situations. ./.%;- Case To Congress To Prevent Tie-up of the Railroads E Accused Police Head Wifl |&g i $B$M Take Case To County Court International New* Servlee. Washington, D. C, Aug. 29—Declaring that the railway presidents "have thought it best that they should he forced to yield It they must yield, not by counsel hut by the suffering et ths country," President Wilson today appealed to congress te enact s drastic legislation te prevent the threatened railroad strike. By Implication he criticised the brotherhood representatives for calling a strfte while negotiations still were ia progress were made by. the plain that, when this action was taken, the conferences were at a standstill. The president went to congress at 2:30 this afternoon and In person out. • • lined the legislation he believes neoes-' sary to meet the situation, and, after outlining: six very radical propositions, E B"* prepared to push them through the | legislative hopper ln a hurry. If possible, by arranging for conferences tonight with the house leaders—Democratic and Republican—to secure con certed action there.'' Tbe strike situation late today was admittedly most acute. The railway presidents are ready to go home. -Maay already have departed ahd the brotherhood chiefs say that tt the roads have not accepted the original plan of the president and granted the eight hour day by next Monday—labor day—their men will <rolt work. Gentlemen of the congress: "I havo come to you to seek your ssststance ln dealing with a very grave situation which has arisen out ef the demand of the employes of the railroads engaged la freight train service that they be granted an eight hear working day. safeguarded by pay- meat iter sa hour and a half of service tor deety hour of work beyond the eight. "The matter has been agitated for more than a year. The public has 1 Sean made familiar with tbe demands of the men aad the arguments urged ta fsvor et them and even more famll- ■ ter with the objections of the railroads sad their' counter demand that certain privileges now enjoyed by their meu and certain basis ot payment worked eat through many years ef contest be reconsidered, especially ta their i elation to the adaption of an eight hour day. Tha matter came some aires weeks ago to a final issue ead resulted la a complete deadlock between the parties. The menus provided by law for the mediation of the controversy tailed and the mesas of arbitration for which the law provides were rejected. The representatives of tge railway executives proposed that the demands of the meg he submitted la their entirety to arbitration along with ostein questions ot readjustments as to pay and conditions of employment which seemed te them to be either closely associated wtth de* B. F. Smyth Passes Away at His Home Just West of Alliance WIDE REPUTATION AS HORSE DEALER With Son Had Purchased 125,000 Hones for mands or to call ter reconsideration ea their ewa merits; the men absolutely declined arbitration, especially if any of their established privileges were by that means to be drawn again in question. The law ta the matter pet no compulsion upon them. The 400,000 men from whom the demands proceed had voted to strike If their demands were refused; the strike was Imminent; it has since heed set for the fourth ef September aext. It affects the men who man the freight trains oa practically every railway ia the country. The freight service throughout the United States must stand still until their places are filled, if, indeed, it should prove possible to fill them at all. Cities will be eat off from their food supplies, the whole commerce of the nation will be paralysed; men et every sort astd occupation will' be thrown oat of Employment countless thousands wiljnn all likell-J hood be brought, it may be, to the' very point of starvation, and a tragical national calamity brought oa, to be added to the other distresses of ths time, because ae basis of accommodation or settlement haa been foifnd. "Just so soon as it became evident that mediation under the existing law had failed and tbat arbitration had been rendered Impossible by tbe attitude of the men. I considered my __• ty to confer with the representatives of both the railways and the brotherhoods and myself offer mediation, not as aa arbitrator, hut merely as spokesman ft _ts nation, in the Interest ot Justice Indeed, and as friend of both parties, hat aot as Judge only the representative of 100,000,000 of men women ead children wbo would pay the price tho incalculable price, ot loss and suffering should these few men tn- slst upon approaching and including the' matters ln controversy between them merely as employers and employes, rather as patriotic citizens ot the TJ. 8. looking before aad after and accepting the larger responsibility which the public would pat upon them. "It seemed to me, In considering the subject matter of the controversy that the whole spirit of the time sad the preponderant evidence of recent economic experience spoke for the eight hour day. It has ben adjudged by tag thought and experience of recent I years a thing upon which society la ' justified in Insisting ss ln the interest of health, efficiency, contentment (Contiued on Page Three) Allied Armies B. P. Smyth, well kaowa dealer la horses.*his residence betas Just west ef Alliance oa Viae street, died at the home Tuesday morning at 7:80 o'clock from a complication of troubles, following an illness since Wednesday evening last. His age was 75 years. Mr. Smyth's work as a 'dealer in \ horses covered a period of 64 years and his reputation was nation wide.' Ia fact he is believed to have beea the greatest ot the horse dealers.within the bounds of the United States. During the past two years, he with his son, W. A. Smyth, who has been associated wtth bim, have purchased 125,000 horses fer service in the allied armies ln the great European war, a record perhaps without ia equal or parallel. Mr. Smyth was born aear Berg- hats, Jade 13, 1841, and the greater part of his sis was passed ln that region of country. Fifteen years ago he came to Alliance, the home ever he- las the farm where he died. He was a member et the First Methodist church of AHfSIUtt end one of its elders. He was a man of splendid basjasis sagacity, enterprising to a marked degree, of undaunted character, a man In every' way worth while. He was kind and courteous stud ever held the highest esteem ot all- To the people of Alliance and the community at large,tbe news of death comes with much of regret. Of his immediate family be Is survived hy five children, three sons and two daughters, W. A. Smyth, associated la business with the father. Alliance; T. A. Smyth and 3. C. fatyBt, both of Richmond, Va, Mrs. June S. Winn, Alliance, and Mrs. Blanche Moores of Steubenville. The wife aad mother died 18 years ago. There are also living two toothers and two sisters, W. K. Smyth at Bergholz, E. A. Smyth ot Cromwell, Iowa, Mrs. Jane Taylor ead Mrs. Mattle Crawford, both ef Richmond, O. Funeral servtee-wfll he held Thursday forenoon from tha home st 10 o'clock with commitment following ln Alliance cemetery. Friends may view the remains at tbe home Wednesday afternoon aad evening. -Vsf>| AGAINST CHIEF WHEN HE WIS DROPPED BY Commission Deliberates One Hour and fifteen Minutes Before Reaching Decision to Oust the Accused Head of the Police Department—Chief France's Attorneys Will Appeal the Case to the Common Pleas Court* Commission Finds That Mayor's Charges Are Sufi ficiently Sustained to Warrant the Chief Executive in Dismissing the Police Head. "»**."*e ••"*•» e ".**e"e I i e'"e 4 pe**4 THS COMMISSION'S VERDICT. If. a. a. F RANOE. Whose suspension by Mayor Westover, on charges of misconduct tn of* flee, wss upheld this afternoon by the civil service commission. The former chief announced through his attorneys that he will appeal the case to the common pleas court at Canton. He was suspended just two weeks ago today by the. mayor and his heerluK which lasted over »e week came to an end just before midnight. **" ■ —»^——. i n ,w—a^T—w«ff_—^Os.—■ I. i i ^_—m————■ Chief's Lawyer Bays Mayor While Solicitor Criticizes ? Conduct of the PoUce Head NOTICEI NOTICE! ON AND AFTER SEPT. 1st, ALU HAIR C6TS WILL BE 35 CENTS EXCEPT COMB-BACKS AND POMPADOURS WHICH WILL BE 40 CENTS. JOURNEYMEN BARBERS' UNION. Railway Heads Deny Eight ' Hoar Day Is Well Sustained | aUUKEJElES And Their Families ta Have Big Outing Wednesday ad Rockhill Park. Wednesday will be a bis day for tte members of Lone Crag Aerie, ri"Ms4USl Order ot Eagle*, and the members of their TripUHe the occasion being the annual outing which wfll be held at Rockhill park, during the afternoon and evening. A aaa program of sports and other entertainment has been arranged aad tt is expected that this will NUi.aBs biggest and best outing yet held hy Otis popular order. A large atteadaace Is expected HAY WANTED SO ears good hay. Phone B. Roose No. 0 Homeworth. F. Waehin.ton, D. C, Aug. 20 -- The railway executives this afternoon Issued a a lass sweat announcing that they had done sit they could to prevent s strike ead ware going home. The utmost they will give the man. they said. Just as the praaldsnt' began hla appeal ta ■engross, is arbitration ef the Issues tn dispute. •The strike, If tt comes," they said, "will be Sue entirely to the attitude ef the heat paid class of lahersr* In the world." international Ifewe Berries. Washington. D. C, Aug. SO.—Em- phatlcall) taking Issue wtth President Wilson's declaration that the eight hour gay lies the sanction ot society," tte railroad executives in a lengthy statement this afternoon explained why they have lettt'jod to accept President Wilson's offer of settlement. They declare that it would mean confiscation of their property. They thea glee the complete test of their counter proposition that all of tta issues he submitted to arbitration they recognising the principles of tbe eight hour work day but aat oa e tan hour basis, hat Impounding revenues sufficient to make each payments retroactive should arbitration find them Just. This counter proposition differs only aUsbtly in phraseology finer, tte plan as mltT-^*1 a|p_-f-hllc last week. "We are unable after the most earnest coueideration," says the statement, 'to agree with the proposal of the president that we accept with arbi if_>_in the s-bstiution of an eight hoar day fer the present tea hour day la all of the existing practices aad agreements. ' This is the main point ta the controversy and we cannot surrender it without an opportunity to be heard in some form ot fair arbitration. "We don't assent to the proposition 'that the eight hour day aew undoubt- edl yhas tte sanction of the Judgment of society m Its favor.' Wo believe that society has aot recorded its Judg- j ment upon the subject." ' la an eleventh hear effort ta have tha railroad chiefs aad the brotherhoods settle their ewa differences, President Wilson today gassed oa to the anion leaders the general arbitration suggestion of the railway presl dents which they left with him at today's conference. Secretary Tumulty carried it to the National hotel at boob aad delivered it to Chief Stone af tte engineers. T__a*Ky refused to Uiscuss the *dt**4___ or his visit but satd that the outlook wga "very WANTED—AN INTELLIGENT OFFICE BOY. tjttJUlOa FOR ADVANCE MINT. ' REEVES BROTHERS Ott. TWO WAITRESSES WANTED AT CONEY ISLAND RESTAW-AltT. DELIVERY BOY WANTED. B. J. RICKARD. AMD WANTED—A SAtESLADY fg*mi*frSnY^i*is*ftitWr*Tti Tf RUTH JONES* mummery sToas. QET A DOLLAR OUT GLASS DISH AT THE FAIR ON DOLLAR DAY. A big sensational eat glass specials at 11.00 oa Dollar Day. The Pair. A__|i)*9_*s Third grave}£_2 Tha krotherhopi leaders Isaasill.lii ty waat into tha conference to talk over the proposition hat said they ware powerless to accept arbttratioa of the eight hour demand. The ease of Chief of Police R. R. Prance, accused by Mayor Westover Of charges of misconduct la office, was given to the civil servtee commission shortly after 11 o'clock last night, after fed- volleys of legal oratory had been fired by the attorneys in the city's biggest official sensation ln years. ..,;,. ..>-«-;, , Eloquent pleas were made to acquit and to convict the accused head of the police department at a session lasting almost' five hours. Solicitor Morris closed what had been an eventful, but a wearisome day with a plea for affirmation of the charges of tbe mayor. Just before him. Attorney Amerman had made a remarkable plea that Chief Prance be retained ln the interest of the public good. The testimony adduced at the close of the ease late Monday afternoon was marked by telling points fer tta chief. Lieut. Ramsey charged that Mayor Westover told the chief, in Ramsey's presence that tte vice resorts could raa. Chief Prance, ln his ewa behalf, corroborated Ramsey's evidence. Later 'Chief Prance charged that "the man higher up who got the money" to allow .tha gambling j games at the carnival to flourish wss Mayor Westover, the accused man pointing out the mayor. * Mayor Westover dtd not go on the stand ta rebuttal, as waa expected; earlier tn the trial the prosecution had said they were saving the mayor for rebuttal. Attorney Emmons Opens Argument At 4:30 p. m. both sides rested and It was agreed between tta atlfltaajs ia the ease and sanctioned by the commission that each side be allowed two hoars 1b which to argue the ease. The case began Monday afternoon and continued TUBS day, Wednsday, Thursday and (Friday nights aad all day Monday. Mayor Westover was am, tte witness stand five hoars and ex- Mayor Speidel about twe hours. In tte line of argument the arrangement WSS far Attorney Emmons to open for the prosecution, followed by Attorney Roach for the defendanL followed by Attorney Amerman far the defendant wtth Attorney Morris for the closing argument. At 6:30 p. m. the accuser ead the accused were preseat together with their attorneys, and the agreement I was announced that each of the op-' posing sides he allowed two hours lor argument A Here ay Emmons at thia time bad discarded his coat aad hat. It was 6: SO whea order was called wfll try to convince the commission that. Chief France is innocent. In tbe first place we eaa never arrive at a just conclusion unless you find brash all the cobwebs, the prejudice out ol your minds. Assuming you will do this I ask yod render your verdict in accordance with the law and the evidence. As regards Chief Prance, it matters aot who he is. It has base asked who is plaintiff ■ ia this case. We might say it Is the City of Alliance, the' State of Ohio or Mayor Westover, hat I say It is the good citizens ot Alliance. While you are writing down your verdict, the people ot Alliance ere writing their verdict, also. Attorney Emmons thea referred to the several specifications in the charges preferred against Chief Prance, and stated it took a man of steel aad iron to do what Mayor West- over had done. Chief Prance filed no answer to the charges until he came lata court. He had five days in which to prepare aa answer and. tt was then just a commonplace answer with a single difference in this in which he says, as a further answer that it Is partisan proceeding and yet they failed to say one word in their testimony about it being a political scheme. If a maa has tbe nerve ta take a bribe and ram it dowa la his pocket, he would have the nerve ta deny that he took It. The worst orimlnals are the most brazen. They deny these charges hut murder will oat aad how did It come mrt. Charles Westover didn't go ts the ministers of tte city for the evidence of bribery hot he went to these who offered tte bribe. They tell as that we eaat hear evt dence on anything except what haa happened la 1916 under the present mayor and here Mr. Emmons refuted this assertion by comparisons. He also said tt was good law that In a esse of this kind it was set' accessary to prove all charges beyond a reasonable doubt and concluded in this case the charges or several of tbem have beea proven beyond a reasonable dpubt. Attorney Emmons in speaking of bribe-takers and bribe-givers read from the law that a bribe-giver was competent witness against the bribetaker. He then referred to tte evidence given by the women of the red (Continued on rase Twelve.) •f»H"!"I"."."M- | , 4* Before the Civil Service Commission of the City of Alliance, Ohio. ala In tte matter ef the charges preferred by the Mayor, C. S. Westover,. •$• against Chief of Police R. R. France. Judgment of the Civil Ser* .}• vice Commission: e|> We, the undersigned members ef the Civil Service Commission ai. of tte City of Alliance, Ohio, having been duly swam te hear tte aL charges preferred against Chief of Police R. R. France, and , having -L heard the testimony produced far end against said Chief of Police R. . R. France and having carefully' considered the charges preferred; that' (taotlnyny of the witnesses; the arguments of counsel and! the law, do, hereby find that the charges filed and the testimony produced ar. ■ sufficient to warrant tha removal of R. R. France as Chief of Police of i tte Otty ef Alliance, Ohio. ate Wherefore, It Is our judgment that the judgment ef Meyer C. 8. 4* Westover In suspending aad removing said ft. R. Prance as Chief af ei> Police be and le hereby affirmed and aald R. R. France be and ia here. < ait by removed from said office of Chief ef Police ef the City of All). afe ance, Ohio., tO. H. SHULL, WALTER FISHER, «f» G. V. GUITTARD. Dated at Alliance, Ohio, thia 29th day of August, 1916, A. D. The decision It will be noted, wag signed by all three members of i the commission. aa -*-V-itj__.. ii^jj*_afo'*-*-*^**—*'■ 11 I'H"I Mil I'l'.'.".■■.■.■■.■*'B"H M"I"MHf'lHiir'l"t"t"l"I'*.'» Chief of Police R. R. Fiance is no longer head of the Alliance police department. The civil service commission thia afternoon, shortly after one} o'clock handed down its decision, affirming tha action of Mayoi* Westover fat suspending the accused police lipid, just two weeks ago on charges of misconduct in office. The commission held that tha charges of the mayor had been sufficiently well proven to warrant! the action of the mayor in dropping him from the department. [ The decision, ft ia understood, was reached after the commissioners had deliberated one hour and 35 minutes. The deliberation began at the adjournment bf court fust before midnight and lasted until the early morning hours. The vote of the commission was unanimous. Attorney Roach immediately gave notice of an appeal to the common pleas court at Canton and he asked the commission at some future date to set out which charges were sustained and which wet. not as, it is understood, not all the charges were sustained. Mayor Westover publicly thanked the commission 'on behalf of the City of Alliance for their verdict,*' After tta close of tte hearing Monday night and the commission retired for consultation, scores lingered about court room 'Ul the commission emerg- ed from their secrecy expecting it possible that a verdict might be announced when the court after one hour and thirty-five minutes consumed In their private room ogaaed the door of privacy and announced the decision would be rendered at one o'clock Tuesday, tbe crowd reluctantly die* parsed Attorneys Amerman and Morris watted expectantly tor two boors. Sandwiches aad otter lunch made, a midnight meal. Mayor Westover and Chief Prance brake bread together and each appeared contented at the efforts made by their attorneys to win eat to the controversy. At lam. Tuesday the court room eras deserted and all wee quiet until noon. Then the crowd began, to as* semhle anxious to hear the verdict of the commission which was pronounced at eae o'clock—In law this gives a leeway until 2 p. m. At one o'clock perhaps a hundred citizens were la the court room. Attorneys Morris sad Roach were at the counsel chamber and the accused looking cheerful and expectant sat beside Attorney Roach. Mayor westover occupied tt seat on the other side of the table near Attorney Morris and tbe Review man was in his accustomed seat. At 1:30 p. m. the commission filed h4te court and Presldeat Shull stated this commission bas been honest and fair as best,they knew during the hearing tn this case. We have acted honestly. President Shull then read) the finding of the commission. After tte reading of the finding ef • the commission Attorney Roach asked to give notice of an appeal from the decision of the commission aad read to the commission hla formal notice of appeal. Wants Sustained Charges Shaped, jj Attorney Roach also submitted A request that the commission specif** at some future date the specifi. charges that have beea in their judgment sustained. The court did net state ta the finding which charge or charges had been proven and which were not sustained hot it ts assumed that aB tta aa) sustained. After tte finding had been submit* ted in an Interview Mr. Prance said:' "I will sspsal this case and carry It to common pleas court 'far a re-hear. Ins- Toa wfll notice It does not say what charges are sustained sad they) mast show these." MSger Westover had little to say. HO went to tte commission aad said:' "On behalf of the city of Alliance I waat to thank you fer what you have done. I thank yoa." "a ■ i i nl . ■ fi 11 i i ma _t__i_4_ay Aligns. 31, 1916. WANTED— YOUNG MAN WITH SALESMANSHIP ABILITY IN TAIL- -RING ESTABLISHMENT. OOOD u --» ...» ,—__■,,.,. —___ .CHANCE TO LEARN BUSINESS. aad Attorney Emmons began the ar-1 STEADY AND PERMANENT POSIT. gument stating he wanted to be as ION WITH ADVANCEMENT TO CAP* fair aa could be Sa aa attorney ln the ABLE MAN. •*4__h MADERITE TAILORING CO. Attorney Emmons stated it was ase-j B4g g_ MAIN BT. less to hoodwink ar try to deceive the commission, hot that naturally an attorney is and—diced ia favor of his client. I assume the opposing counsel FOR REAL DOLLAR DAY BAR GAINS. SEE THE NATIONAL MU IIC CO. FIRE IN LAUNDRY The are department waa called at Tiff o'clock Monday evenlag to tte plant ef tta 8tar Steam Laundry on South liberty aveaae, where tt eras found that some lumber piled ea top of tttie boiler had ignited. Tha blase ares soon extinguished with little or ao loss. WANTED — TWO APPRENTICE GIRLS AT THE NEW "IDEAL MILLINERY 8TORE," NEXT DOOR TO THE IDEAL THEATRE. WANTED—LABORERS AT ALLIANCE FERTILIZER CO.; 82.78 FOR t H-a DAY. APPLY AT OFFICE, MAIN ST. AND NEW YORK eat*. TRAL R. R. CO. gt JO TO S5-00 OUT GLASS PI ECE8 FOR 81.0-ON DOLLAR DAY AT THE FAIR. WHEAT OROPSTENGENTS Wheat dropped ten cents a bushel Tuesday ia tte Alliance market, tall- ins from $MS to $1.86. Tha entrance ef Roumania Into tte war Is blamed for tte drop. FOR REAL DOLLAR DAY BAR* GAINS. SEE THE NATIONAL MU* ate ea GOOD GIRL WANTED FOR HOUSE WORK. CALL 814fi O. 8. ate SPECIALS. On eat glass for dollar day at $1.00, The Fair. S ta- cut glass bowles $1.00 on Dol* hsr dag at The Fair. IjJrttJJB AUTO AND TAXI CO. I Office day or aight, 38 S. Ldndea. Call BeU 147-W; O. S. 4277. m _________■
|Title||The Alliance review and leader. (Alliance, Ohio), 1916-08-29|
Stark County (Ohio)
Mahoning County (Ohio)
|Date of Original||August 29, 1916|
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Can. afford ta adv*r__*t. Perhaps J
thafa bacauee ye. dent.. You'll no-
tlee that meet of those who do adver*
tiea can afford It. They can afford tt
because they do advertise.
Weather: Partly deudy and <
er torri_h_ Wedneaday i-h* sasegt
ohomar. near Lake Erie, Bat-assts.
29.4a Indieating fair; temperature Td.
ALLIANCE. OHIO. TUESDAY, AUGUST 29,1916.
■TiM MKS.I.N RILES AGAINST FRANCE
Wilson Takes Railroad Strike
HEADS I STAND; SAYS I ■■ -.OTED
MEN SHOULD DEFER STRIKE
Asks Congress for Drastic Legislation to Prevent Rail-
Road Strike—Strike Situation is Admittedly Acute.
Chief Executive Would Enlarge Powers of the Interstate Commerce Commission to Deal With Such
Case To Congress To Prevent Tie-up of the Railroads
Accused Police Head Wifl |&g i
$B$M Take Case To County Court
International New* Servlee.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 29—Declaring that the railway presidents
"have thought it best that they should
he forced to yield It they must yield,
not by counsel hut by the suffering
et ths country," President Wilson today appealed to congress te enact
s drastic legislation te prevent the
threatened railroad strike. By Implication he criticised the brotherhood
representatives for calling a strfte
while negotiations still were ia progress were made by. the plain that,
when this action was taken, the conferences were at a standstill.
The president went to congress at
2:30 this afternoon and In person out. •
• lined the legislation he believes neoes-'
sary to meet the situation, and, after
outlining: six very radical propositions,
E B"* prepared to push them through the
| legislative hopper ln a hurry. If possible, by arranging for conferences tonight with the house leaders—Democratic and Republican—to secure con
certed action there.''
Tbe strike situation late today was
admittedly most acute. The railway
presidents are ready to go home.
-Maay already have departed ahd the
brotherhood chiefs say that tt the
roads have not accepted the original
plan of the president and granted the
eight hour day by next Monday—labor
day—their men will