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his advice. J
AKRON DAILY DEMOCRAT
HARPER'S ARCADE DRUG STORE
VOLUME EIGHT. ISTJMBER 18
AKRON. OHO, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 11, 1899.
PRICE ONE CENT
Her Heart Softened.
Reconciliation of Former
Husband and Wife
Cried and Begged
Her to Relent.
Merrow Swatted Several Times
on the Jaw.
Another Marriage Will Follow This
Attorney Thomas E. Shay created
some astonishment yesterday by ap
pearing in the Superiorand Common
Fleas .court and announcing that
there had been a settlement, of the
troubles between Dr. Merrow and
his wife, says the Enquirer. A writ
ten agreement was submitted to
Judge Dempsey signed by botli the
doctor and his wife authorizing the
Court to grant the relief prayed for
in the suit for a receiver for the
business they owned. The Court had
had the matter under consideration
for some time, and was about to de
cide it. Attorney Ballard, who, with
his partner, Mr. Littleford, represent
ed Mrs. Merrow, was taken by sur- '
prise, and asked that he be given an
-opportunity to seohisclientjboforthu
entry was made. This was granted
and the matter went over until this
Attorney Shay said, when a&ked
about the matter, that there had, as
he understood it, been a reconcilia
tion between the doctor and his wife.
"Will this dispose of all the litiga
tiou between them?"
"I think it will, with the exception
of one branch of it."
'"What is that?"
"lam not t liberty to say."
"Will they remarry?"
"J. think they will." .
It will be recalled that the doctor
-sued for divorce from his wife, and
she sued him for possession of their
child. She got it. Then she ans
wered his stiit for divorce, and
charged him with cruelty. The case
was fought bitterly ou both sides,
and at the conclusion of the testi
mony Judge Jelke granted her a di
vorce, and said he would not disturb
the bill of sale by which the wife was
given the business they had been
conducting. The doctor was so in
censed over the result of the trial
that lie rushed from the court room
and to the place of business and at
tempted to take possession, but was
thrown from the office by the attor
neys for Mrs. Merrow .and men they
employed. He was theu cited to ap
pear in court for contempt. He
thereupon brought a suit for a re
ceiver. That was the suit in which
the agreement was presented to the
court whereby the wife said the
'lit i x.
"The leader of them all"
Fair tonight and Friday.
court could grant the relief prayed
for by her former husband.
Contempt Proceedings Postponed.
Mr. Shay also informed Judge
Davis that the doctor and his wife
had adjusted their difficult ies.and the
contempt proceedings could be post-
poned. That was done.
When Attorneys Littleford and
Ballard saw Mrs. Merrow, after
learning of the situation as presented
by Attorney Shay, she told them thai
her husband was a reformed man.
She said he visited her at her home
and cried and begged her to consent
to a reconciliation, and told her that
he had reformed. The fact that he
wept when lie told her this made her
believe it was true, because he had
never wept before. She had there
fore consented to transfer it back to
him by canceling the bill of sale
under which she held it. There was
nothing for her attorneys to do but
submit to what she desired to do.
Yet they had not been paid the fees
she agreed to pay them, and they
filed a suit in attachment yesterday
afternoon -asking judgment on a note
of hers they held for $1,000. The at
tachment was issued on the ground
that, the property had been or was
about to be transferred for tho pur
pose of avoiding the payment of the
Deputy Sheriff Cormauy appeared
at Dr. Merrow's laboratory on Fifth
st. to execute the attachment and
found Dr. Merrow very belligerently
disposed. Officer Pete Hannon, of
the Second District, was on hand and
very stirring scenes followed. Mer
row abused Cormauy until ho aroused
the Execution Deputy's ire and was
swatted several times on the jaw and
neck. Officer Hannon then took a
hand and things were finally quieted
down and order restored.
It should not be forgotten that any
one troubled with rheumatism can
get prompt relief from pain by apply
ing Chamberiin's Pain Balm. The
quick relief it affords is alone worth
many times its cost, 25 cents. Their
if its use Is continued for a short
time it is almost certain to effect a
cure. For sale by all druggists.
Brass Curtain Rods.
If you need brass curtain rods
don't fail to come here, only 5c and
10c each. At J. J. Brasaemle's, suc
cessor to P. R. Smith's 5c and 10c,
store, Mo. 118 South Howard street.
Phone Mo. 138.
Made Against a Colored
Man Police Court.
Charles Lyles, colored, was ar
raigned this morning in Police court
on the charge of non-support. He
pleaded not guilty and the case was
continued until Saturday morning.
Lyles' wife is dead and it is claimed
he does not provide for his. children.
On the other hand, he says, the chil
dren remain away from home and it
is impossible for him to care for
The disorderly conduct case of
James Strapp and Chas. Clarkson
were uisposed ot m Police court oy
fining each the costs. The costs
amouuted to $6.60 in each case.
Wm. West's case was continued
until May 15. It is probable that C.
C. Sherbondy will settle the case
with West in the meantime.
John Doyle, drunk, $2 and costs.
Many People Viewed Its First Appear
ance in Akron Wednesday.
A large crowd of people witnessed
the iuitial appearance of natural gas
in Akron last night, in front of the
The gas was ignited about 7:40
o'clock and was kept burning for an
hour. Only 1-20 of the possible pres
sure was used, yet notwithstanding
this, there was a very brilliant
Four tees were arranged at the top
of the stand-pipe which distributed
tho flame and made it appear more
Today a number of people called at
tho office of the Matural Gas Co. and
negotiated for the use of gas in pri
Enumerators to take the school
census have been appointed for the
ensuing year. They are: Geo. W.
Weeks, First ward ; Joseph JMoore,
Second ward; A. P. Baldwin, Third
ward; Henry Musser, Fourth ward;
J. M. Crawford, Fifth ward; D. H.
Orines, Sixtli ward.
Vigorous Statement of
Hon. J. P. Alexander.
The Citizens' Committee
Represents All the People
- This City.
Constituted to Look
The members of the Citizen's Com
mittee of Fifty are righteously in
dignant at tho outrageous and utter
ly unwarranted iusult offered to their
intelligence and integrity in a paid
article printed in the Beacon Journal
Wednesday night over the signature
A Democrat reporter called on
Hon. J. Park Alexander Thursday.
He made the following statement:
"The article is simply another
samplo of the slush with which the
Central Union Telephone company
is trying to bliud our people. It is
absolutely false in practically every
particular. The Citizen's' Commit
tee has not and is not trying to crip
ple the Central Union Co. We are
determined' however, that it shall
now take second place. The vital
question, and the only one, raised by
the article', is "Has the Citizens'
Committee tried to injure the Cen
tral Union Telephone company in i
reference to its rights ' in the
"This is answered by our action at
the last meeting, which was attend
ed by 31 members of the committee.
In the resolution, which was adopt
ed, we state expressly that we are
not opposed to having both systems
"conduited. In fact'we ate desirous
of that very thing. Wo believe,
however, that there should not be a
multiplicity of conduits. The Cen
tral Union should be compelled to
place its wires in tho same conduit
with the Mutt-Christy company, by
renting the right to do so from that
corporation. It forfeited its right to
an exclusive couduil system by its
action previous to the passage of tho
Mutt-Christy franchise ordinance,
when it abused and ignored the peo
ple on overy occasion possible.
"Tho Citizens' Committee of Fifty
cprtainly has tho interest of the peo
pleatheartasinuch as the anonymous
writer of the article in the Beacon
Journal ; and I say now that I despise
a man who.will make such an out
rageous attack without siguing his
name. He may think the Citizens'
Committee is self-constituted. It
was however selected by 2,000 citi
zens at a mass meetiug held in the
City building. These people werd
demanding fair treatrrient from the
Central Union company. The com
mittee was selected in the same
manner and for tho same purpose as
tho frontier tribunals which tried
scoundrels in the streets. The com
mittee was named by nnd for the
people and has always represented
their interests. Tho action of the
committee, preceeding the approval
of tho plat of the Mutt-Christy com
pany proves that il Mas not formod
for the purpose of. crippling the Cen
tral Union company.
"In a personal letter to Mr. Carney
written' during the controversy, I
told him that if the Central Union
Telephone company would give bet
ter service and lower rates, the com
mittee would drop the agitation for
competition. This and all other of
fers were ignored. The telephone
subscribers and tho 2,000 citizens
who have heretofore been unable to
have 'phones, because of excessive
rates, are represented by this com
mittee. I am ready at any time to
meet, the writer of tho articlciu any
hall in Akron and I will prove that
it. will be better for tho city to keep
I the Central Union wires above'
ground than to give it the right to
build a conduit system, separate
from that of the Akron Peoples"
'company. "We have more room
! above than under our streets."
HOW ABOUT GARBER?
Will His Case be Heard
Term of Court?
To the Editor:
A man on the street yesterday
asked me if Garber would be tried at
tlie coming criminal term of court.
He predicted that thrre would be no
Whether there is or not depends
entirely upon the law firm of Young
fc Wanamaker. One is the prose
cuting witness and the other other is
tho prosecuting attorney. The
Grand Jury found the indictment all
right, after enormous pressure in the
other direction, and the court has
since disposed of the legal objections
urged against the proceeding.
Certain results have followed from
this prosecution thus far: If it had
not been instituted, it is safe enough
to say that Mr. Prosecuting Attorney
would not have been re-elected last"
fall ; if it had not been begun it is al
most certain that Mr. Prosecutor's
partner, the Mayor, would not have
been re-elected this spring. The
credit of having instigated this
prosecution was a large part of Mr.
YQung's stock in political trade in
Mow then, having things thus in
their own hands, what shall we con
clude if further proceedings in this
thing are stifled? Was the machin
ery of the courts set in motion iu
good faith to expose and punish
crime, or to promote an office-seeking
of our readers "who have
will not be surpr
sale of this most excellent medicine.
has been extended around the world
and that it is fast becoming "a uni
versal favorite in the treatment of
coughs, colds, croup and whooping
cough. The 25 and 50 cent sizes for
sale by all druggists.
Fire Destroyed a Large Bank Barn
A large barn three and one-half
miles southwest of Akron, owned by
Huston Thornton, who is in Cali
fornia, occupied by Calvin Overholt,
was destroyed by firo at 2 o'clock
The supposition is that it was set
on fire. The loss, including contents,
amounts to $2,500, with no insurance.
A calf was cremated in the fire. A
large quantity of grain, hay and
farming implements were'destroyed.
The neighbsrs worked hard to save
some of the property but the fire had
gained too much headway when they
Tho effects of tho -grip are over
come by Hood's Sarsaparilla which
purifies the blood, tones the stomach,
strengthens the nerves, and makes
the whole" system vigorous and
A vegetable cathartic that cau be
relied upon to do its work thoroughly
Notice to the Public.
Akron, O., May 8, 1899.
After May 22, 1899, all union bar
ber shops will close every night at
7:30 o'clock, except Saturday, night.
which will bo at 11:30 o'clock, stand
ard time. D. B. welkek,
John Hausch and Miss Annie Stoll
were married Wednesday evejiiug at
8 o'clock at tlie home of the bride's
parents ou West, Thornton st. by
Rev.. M. J. Myers. About 75 guests
were in attendance.
Ranswkiler Tho infant daugh
tor of Mr. and Mrs. Albert C. Ran
sweiler, 109 Poplar st., died Tuesday
afternoon. The funeral was held at
the residence this morning at 9
We offer One Hundred Dollars Regard for
nny case ot Catarrh that cannot be cured bv
Hall's Catarrh Cure.
J. F. CHENEY & CO.,
Props., Toledo. O.
We, the underMgned, have "known J. F.
Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe
hlni perfectly honorable lu all business
transaction, and Unanclnlly able to carrv
out any obligation made bv their firm.
WEST A TRUAX, Wholesale Druggists,
WARDING, fclNNAN & MARVIN,
Who!ealn Druggists, Toledo, O.
Hall's Catarrh enrols taken Internally,
acting directly upon the blood and mucous
surfaces or tho system. Price 75o por bottle.
Sold by nil drtigclsls. Testimonials frco.
Hall's family Plllx are the best.
$1.50 to Wheeling and Return Sunday, May
1 4, via C. T. & V. R. R.
Special train will leave Howard st.
8:00 a.m.. East Akron 8:10 a.m. Re
turning leavo Wheeling G:00 p.m.,
giving over six hours in Wheeling.
iopo ot our readers "wiio nave between the parties
Chamberlain's Cough Kemedv I ,.
not'be surprised to learn that the , lMSt mghtjHulmg
Left Floundering In
Huling's Unmerciful Attack on Col.
The Hon. Cyrus Holing, chairman
ofthe Republican State Central com
mittee, in reply to an article in yes
terday 'Cincinnati Enquirer struck I
.Republican harmony" amidship
and left it floundering on a relent
less sea. He openly accuses Col. i
Charles Dick with having inspired;
tlie Jbiiiquircr article, which is pur
ported to be an explanation of the
strained relation.- existiug between
the Hauua faction on one side and
the Daugherty-Huliug-Marble fac
tion on the other.
In this report, Huling and Daugh-
erty were accused of having unad-
yiseuiy mteresteu themselves m
Mark Hanua'g behalLpending the
Senatorial bribery investigations,
and of having subsequently handed
iu a bill of $5,000 .for legal services.
This bill was intercepted by" Col.
Dick, who was at the lime attending
to -Mr. Hanna's correspondence in
Washington, and returned to its au
thor with the advice that it be cut
down and revised. A second bill
from Daugherty fc Co., aroused Col.
Dick's auger, and he straightway
handed -the. correspondence to Mr.
Hanna; ind (not being a profane
man, nor Jiuured to profanity), plug
ged up hisears, so as not to hear
"Marcus-Ashtabula"' express his
opinion of his attorney.
Mr. Hanna's refusal to pay the bill
is fcaid to have caused the ill feeling .
g made a reply in
which he accused Col. Dick of hav
ing inspired tlie article. He villified
the character of the Colonel, and
further.-accused him of having) getting the nomination for Lieuten-
openedMr. Ha una' confidential cor- aut Governor would be improved by
rejpondence, and of liavingsupptesthe.selection of-Harry-Daughey. I
ed some important mail. He said am receiving many letters every day"
that Col. Dick did, in behalf of Mr. from friends all over the state. They
Hanna, retain him to look after the 'all make- encouraging reports in
Hanna interests while the latter was reference to mv candidacv."
. . ...... . i .
111 Washington, furthermore, When ,
the bill was presented to Mr. Hanna.
there was no objection offered by the
Senator, and it was paid imme
diately." Col. Dick was seen this morning
by a Democrat reporter and -was
asked whether he had anything to
say by way of reply to the Huling
The Colonel had not yot read the
article when the reportercalled. He
was shown tho account in the morn
ing papers, which he read with great
His reply was as emphatic as it
was laconic. "You may quote me as
having said "that I did not inspire
the article which appeared it the
Cincinnati Enquirer, and as having
nothing more to say."
He was asked whether he did not
engage Mr. Huling and others to look
after the Hanna affairs, but gave out
the reply which he gave to a number
of questions bearing upon the article,
"I have nothing to say."
Col. Dick left for Cleveland this
Big Line of Chinaware.
See our immense
chinaware new line
stock of new
Our price always lowest.
Brasaemle, successor to
Smith's 5c and 10c store, Mo.
Howard st. Phone 138.
Held on Suspicion.
John Jammaii, of Cleveland, is
being hold at the city prison on sus
It is alleged he was trying to se
cure horses, buggies and harness, on
the strength of a statement that he
was an agent of tlie Star Paking
Powder Co., who were about to open
a store in Akron. He was formerly
employed by the baking powder
firm. He is said to be mentally un
balanced. Jumped Four Points.
Diamond Match company stuck
sold in Chicago, Thursday, for 1-15, a
jump of more than four point-; since
At Wednesday night's meeting of
tho Falls council it was decided to
have a speoialelectiou May 20 on tho
proposition of n"wot or dry" villnge.
For Lieut. Governor.
ized by J. P. Alexander.
He Expects to Get the
Encouraging ' Le tiers Sent to
Him by Friends.
Republican Delegates Will Not be
Hon. J. Park Alexander is an an
nounced candidate for Lieutenant
He had not made a' statement to
this elfect until Thursday when he
was interviewed by a Democrat re
porter. "Are you a candidate for Lieuten
ant Governor?'' was asked.
"A am, and I believe that my
chances of getting the nomination
are very good," was the answer.
Further than this Senator Alex-
, ander said : "I. am taking no part in
any ofthe factional fights. I believe
that all of the men mentioned for
governor are good men. Personally
1 believe that Judge George K. Mash
is the best candidate, although any
of the others would be acceptable to
me. 1 believed that my chauces of
He added that he helievpd Summit
county delegates would go to tho
State convention unpledged.
The Republican leaders of the sev
eral "different wards conferred
Wednesday night in reference to tlie
County convention for the selection
of delegates to the State convention.
Tf had been generally decided to
vigorously oppose any attempt that
might be made to instruct the dele
gates from this county in reference
to the way in which they shall cast
their ballots for Governor.
One Republican said, "Summit
county has been playing second
fiddle long enough. This time we
intend to go to Columbus unpledged
and un instructed. After getting
.there we will look over tlie situation
and vote with the man who has best
chance of winning. By doing that
we will have the nominee under ob
ligations to us, and in the future we
can expect that some favors will be
shown to Summit county."
We are showing an elegant line of
curtain polls only 10c at J. J. Bras
aemle's successor to P. R. Smith's
ocand 10c store, Mo. 118 South How
ard st. Phone Mo. 138.
Herbert C. Larkin Dead.
Mr. Herbert C. Larkin, 101 South
Broadway, aged 50 years . and 8
months, died Wednesday morning at
8 o'clock, of blood poisoning. De
ceased was widely known. He had
been lingering for nearly two years.
Funeral Thursday at 3:30 o'clock at
L. C. Miller has been elected presi
dent of the Akron Oil Co., Geo. C.
Kohler, vice president. The com
pany is operating oil. wells in Lima.
Hear Prof. Eichborg at Main St.
M. E. church concert tonight.
JiiMin.'KT To Mr. and Mrs. H. W.
Limbert, 1047 South Main st., Tues
day, May 0, a son.
"Amiektskx To Mr. and Mrs.
Christian Albertson, 327 Cuyahoga
st., Wednesday, May 10, a daughter.
Knait To Mr. and Mrs. Charlos
Knapp, 110 West Campbell st., Wed
nesday, May 10, a son.
In the Price of Sewer
George R. Hill Says the Trust Wil
be Formed Soon.
Geo. R. Hill returned from Mew
York city this morning, where he
has been in conference with the sew
er pipe men.
Ho says the incorporation papers
of the Federal Sewer Pipe company
will be taken out tin's week and of
ficers elected next month, at which
time headquarters for the mammoth
company will also be decided upon.
According to circulars sent out
from Mew York an inventory of the
plants is being taken today and all
business hereafter will be transacted
under The Federal Sewer Pipe com
pany. Ed. H. Gibbs informed a Demo
crat reporter that tlie committee
appointed to adopt prices, composed
of Ed. H-Buel, Byron W. Robinson,
of Akron, and Will McClay and Mr.
Dunsbaugh. of Mew York, had sent
out a schedule. The advance in tlie
prices is a marked one. -The com
mittee declined to, give the figures.
Use of Intoxicants
Followed by Death.
Gatehouse's Family Found
His Corpse In Bed.
Harvey Galchouse, a well known
character, was found dead in bed in
his residence, two and one-half miles
south of Doylestown. Thursday
Wednesday he was in Doylestown,
where he became very much intoxi
cated. Friends placed " him in his
buggy and started him for home. On
his arrival he was carried into the
house and put in bed. Thursday
morning an effort was made to
arouse him. ft was found that he
had been dead several hours. Heart
failure, due to tlie excessive use of
intoxicants, is believed to have oc
casioned his decease. He was 55
years of age and in well-to-do cir
cumstances. He leaves a largo fam
ily. TWO LAWYERS
Are Seeking a Telephone
In Cuyahoga Falls An. Ordinance.
Introduced Wednesday Evening.
The second reading was given the
Akron Peoples' Telephone company
franchise by the Cuyahoga .Falls
council Wednesday evening.
To the surprise of a great many
present another telephone franchise
was asked for by Representative C.
M". Russell and Chas. T: Grant. Their
franchise asks for the same privi
leges sought by the Akron company
and is practically the same, except
that they agree to give six telephones
to the city, while the Akron com
pany offers four. What seems to be
a peculiar thing about Messrs. Rus
sell and Grant's franchise is that
they promise to give connections
with Barhcrton. Akron and other
points, when they have no system ill
Akron. The Central Union is well
established in tho Falls.
Probably the new franchise was
introduced to get the Akron com
pany to lower its rates.
THREE SCORE YEARS
Louis Smith Had Resided In Clinton
Louis Smith, for 60 years a resi
dent of Clinton, died at his home
Wednesday of dropsy and heart
trouble He had been ill for a long
time. He was 80 years and UMuonths
of age. Four -ons survive him.
Funeral services will be held iu the
Clinton Lutheran church Friday at 1
o'clock. Interment In tho Clinton
M. O'NEfL & CO.
Demonstrator from Mew York
showing tho merits of the famous
Mo hair pins necessary. Special
prices during this exhibit. All the
ladies are invited to inspect this
unique, interesting and useful nov
elty! FIRST FLOOR MAIN ENTRANCE.
M. 0'NEIL & CO.
ADJOURMED MEETIM'G The
adjourned meetiugjif the Mothers'
and Teachers' Circle of the Spicer
school will be held Friday at 3:15. A
good program lias been prepared.
with Rev. A. B. Church to address
the mothers. As it will be the last
meeting of the year, tho election of
officers will take place. A full at
tendance is desired.
MEW HYDRANTS Tlie City
Commissioners haveordered sis new
THE LAST MEETIMG Tlie last
Mothers meeting of the spring will
be held Friday aftyrnoon at 3 o'clock
at the Howe school. Subject,
"Schoolroom Decorations." There
will be a special program.
OFFICERS OF THE SOCIETY
At a meeting of the Ladies' Aid so
ciety of the First Baptist church
Wednesday, Mrs. H. Cole was elec
ted president ; Mrs. Seabury Hart,
vice president; Mrs. Franklin
Moore, secretary, Miss Fannie Far
LECTURE COURSE The lec
ture committee of the First M. E
church are already planning for a
fine'eourse of lectures and entertain
ments to be given tlie coming fall
ORDERED TO EMFORCETHE
ORDIMAMCE The Chief of Police
hns been instructed to enforce the.
ordinance prohibiting the use ' of
streets as a storage place for wagons
and other vehicles.
Chas. Borst has been appointed in
spector of the Main trunk sewer.
APPLICAMT Jacob Buchholz of
Akron made application for enlist
ment iu the U.S. army service at the
recruiting office today.
THE K. OF P. TEMPLE Mc
Pherson lodge, K. of P., last week,
instructed its committe to go ahead
in regard to building a temple and
opera house. Akron lodge met; last
night, but took no action.
THE COMPAMY'S CLAIM The
Central Union Telephone Co.. by it
local manager, J. F. Druckemiller. .
claims that tho 'phone in Dr. B. B.
Carter's residence was removed as a
residt of his refusal to pay toll
charges for out of town service.'
MORE PATHFIMDERS-A Hew
lodge ofthe Pathfinders was organiz
ed iu Cleveland Wednesday night
with 57 lnembero. The one hundred
mark will be reached before the next
FURMACE TRUST Jahant &
Weber, May & Fiebeger and Clerkin
&Maag have-entered into the com
bination of furnace" manufacturers
being formed in Pittsburg.
"As You Like It." a Shakespearian
play, will be produced by the senior
class of Buchtel college on the col
lege campus in the open air shortly.
The entertainment will be a novel
one. It is said that an amplitheater
will be erected for tlie spectators.
The Elks petitioned the City Com
missioners Thursday for permission
to u.e Perkins park for street fair
purposes tlmweek of July 17. Tho
petition was referred to a commit
tee. Cure that ingrown toe nail bv usinc
"Dr. Marvel's Ingrown Toe Mail
Remedy" price 25c. For sale by all
A concert will be given at the
Main Street M. K. church tomorrow
evening for the benefit of tlie Sun
dayschool. The concert will bo
under the auspices of the orchestra,
assisted by the Mandolin club of
Fourteen and Prof. Eichberg of Ger
$1.50 to Wheeling and Return Sunday. May
l.envo Howard st. 8:00 a.m.,
Akron S:t0 a.m.
If iu need of a pump of nnv kind
see Cnhow Pump Co., 148 M. Howard,