Street Railway Journal, August 3, 1901 page 155:
The Cleveland, Richfield & Akron Railway
(No. 125) is promoted by T. C. Childs, of Akron, who is
having a contest with other promoters, supposed to represent
the Everett-Moore syndicate, for a franchise over the
same route. The route is shorter than that operated by tne
Northern Ohio Traction Company (No.4). Mr. Childs
was also the promoter of the Akron & Canton Railway
(No. 130), which is competing with the Northern Ohio
Traction Company (No. 4) for a line between Akron and
Canton, both having commenced construction work. It is
promoted by a strong syndicate composed of P. L. Saltenstall
and C. Eldridge, of Boston; L. E. Meyers, Chicago;
William Hoover, New Berlin, and Charles Kolp, J. C.
Welty and A. C. Brant, of Canton. It is claimed that an
extensive system is to be built which will extend from
Cleveland to Columbus, by way of Canton, New Philadelphia,
Canal Dover, Coshocton, Zanesville and Newark. It
il> supposed that some of the lines being built on this route
are backed by the syndicate. Franchises have' been secured
for an extension of the Canton line to New Philadelphia.
A portion of this route is already covered by the
Tuscarawas Railway (No. 113), which is owned by F. T.
Pomeroy, of Cleveland; 10 miles of road are in operation.
Street Railway Journal, August 24, 1901 page 221 (Construction Notes):
CLEVELAND, OHIO.-Cuyahoga County Commissioners have agreed to
grant to Daniel Gindlesperger, Arnold Green and others a franchise over the
route which has been sought for by the Cleveland, Richfield & Akron Railway
Company. Work must begin by by Jan. 1, 1902. Attorney Childs, of
Akron, promoter of the rival company, states that he will build over a private
right of way.
Street Railway Journal, September 14, 1901 page 326 (Construction Notes):
CLEVELAND, OHIO.-The Cuyahoga County Commissioners have finally
granted a twenty-five-year franchise to Daniel Gindelsperger, Fred. Green and
others for the construction of a second electric railway from Cleveland to
Akron by way of Brecksville and Richfield. The grantees have posted a cash
forfeit of $2,000 with the County Treasurer to insure the building of a portion
of tbe road by July I, 1902. T. L. Childs, a competitor for the same franchise,
claims he will build a road on a private right of way.