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Again Given Away.
Has Bigger Pull
With the Commissioners
Than Have the People.
An Easy Thing to Get
Permit to Conduit.
No Attempt Made to Have
Franchise Grab Repealed.
Commissioners Severely Criticized by
Citizens For Giving In.
President John Crisp placed him
self on record Saturday morning. He
gave ample evidence of the friend
ship which he entertains for the
Central Union Telephone company.
Friday, it was announced by the
Board, or at least the Eepublican
members of it, that. they did not
know when they would act on the
question of granting the Central
Union comyang permission to con
duit wires. By this statement the
people were led to believe that no
immediate action would be taken.
Saturday morning Mr. Crisp, with
out giving any previous notice of his
intention, moved that "the Central
Union Telephone comply be given
permission to put in conduits, pro
vided the Central Union Telephone
company gave a maximum rate of
$24 and $36, the same as the other
This motion was promptly second
ed by Mr. McMillen. Without any
discussion a vote was taken.
Commissioner Daniel McGarry
was the only member of the Board
to oppose it.
The action of Commissioner Mc
Millen is surprising. He has repeat
edly stated to the members of the
Citizens' Committee that he was op
posed to granting the Central Union
Telephone company the right to con
duit AKron's streets. He said to a
Dkmockat reporter Friday that he
believed the city, instead of graut
tng the company the right to conduit,
should order it to make the change,
and by so doing avoid all danger of
recognizing the validity of the 25
It is doubtful whether the motion
passed this morning will stand .the
test to which it is likely to be sub
jected. The Citizens' Committee
has said that it would test the Cen
tral Union's rights to conduit, in the
Scores the City Com
missioners For Not Having More Backbone
Their Excuse "Veriest Nonsense."
When Mayor Young heard of the
action of the Commissioners this
morning he remarked that it was
nothing more than he had expected.
The Commissioners acted in favor of
the Central Union company when
Judge Anderson gave the word.
Discussing the action of the Board,
the Mayor said :
"In the first place, from the stand
point of good morals and common
decency, the Central Union company
is entitled to no consideration what
ever from the city of Akron. But
it is conceded by everybody that be
ing already entrenched hero the com
pany will continue to do business,
and that the best interests of its
patrons require that the plant should
bo equipped with all the most ap
proved appliances. In order to so
equip, it seems necessary that in the
down town district, at least, wires ,
should be placed undergiound. The
right to place them underground,
however, should never have been
granted until the company were will
ing to place itself on an equal footing
with the new company.
"The City Commissioners, in order
to be consistent, should have re
quired the Central Union company
to repudiate the infamous ordinance
passed Nov. 14, and present a new
ordinance embodying all the terms.
both as to rates and service, eon
tained in the grant to the People's
"It is the veriest nonsense to talk
about this action by the Commission
ers not affecting the validity of the
Central Union company's so-called
franchise. The meat of an egg may,
by a skillful manipulation, be re
moved without affecting the appear
ance of the shell, hut it ought not to
require much argument to convince
even the most shallow-minded that
the usefulness of the egg, as an arti
cle of food, would be somewhat im
paired. The man who secures the
meat of the egg would care but little
what became of the shell. By the
action of the City Commissioners this
morning, 'the Central Union com
pany practically secures the meat.
The .telephone users and the city
have the shell."
Gave In Too Easily Should Have
Demanded Franchise Repeal.
When Senator J. Park Alexander,
chairman of the Citizens' Commit
tee, was informed of the Commis
sioners' action this morning, he said:
"I would consider nothing in the
way of granting permits to the Cen
tral Union Telephone Co. until they
had first acknowledged the inval
idity and had stricken from the
books the ordinance of November 14,
1898, for she reason that there are
many more things in which the city
and citizens have a vital interest,
than simply conduiting the streets.
"It is evidently"lhlTpoliey of the
Central Union company to ask for
and secure grants in installments,
coming back tomorrow for some
other portion of their illegal
ordinance and thus patch up
in the end what they have sought to
get by the same ordinance of last
Noyember. Frankness, fa irn ess and
honesty should be the rule on both
sides, and under this course of action
it is simply the duty of the Central
Union company to act their.part in a
manner to meet the approval of those
who know and believe the ordinance
to have been procured by unfar
means and is in itself illegal. If
this be true, why not wipe it out and
meet the issues as they come up in
Crisp Is After Inspector
Because the Last Named Is a
Candidate Against Him.
Notice was served on. Inspector
James Mahoney Saturday morning
that Commissioner Crisp intended to
get even with him for daring" to be a
Republican candidate for City -Commissioner.
Mr. Mahoney is a union man.
There has never been a particle of
complaint in. reference to his work.
Until he announced his candidacy
for the Board, Crisp was apparently
friendly to him. The last named,
however, showed His hand Saturday
morning, when he asked that George
Wilson be made inspector of the
Maple street improvement instead of
The request was made in the form
of the following written motion:
"It is moved by the chairman of the
street committee that Geo. AVilson
be appointed inspectorfor Maple st."
Crisp is chairman of the street
committee. The motion was opposed
by McGarry. Crisp could give no
reason for desiring his man to suc
ceed Mr. Mahoney, when called upon
to do so. The matter was referred to
the street committee.
Excursion to Boston Ledges Sunday.
It is'nt necessary to pay
a great big price to se
cure window drapings
that are elegant iu ap
pearance and servicable
as well. Our line of
Is very extensive prob
ably the largest in the
city. It embraces all the
late novelties and we will
sell to you at prices that
will surprise you for
124-126 S. Howard St.
Of the Akron Board of
Bid In by Briggs, Todd & Co. at a
Briggs, Todd & Co. of Cincinnati,
were the successful bidders for the
school bonds ($5,000) which were
sold Saturday morning at 10 o'clock
by the Akron Board of Education.
The bids were as follows:
Lamprech &Bro.,Cleveland.$5,125 00
Rudolph, Tvleybolte fc Co.,
Cincinnati 0,127 75
Mayer &Kiser, Indianapolis 5,120 01
Croghan Bank, Fremont 5,125 00
Seasongood & Mayer, Cincin
nati .... 5,128 20
New First .National BanK
Columbus 5,140 00
Joseph F. Benner, Akron... 5,060 00
W.J. Hays & Son, Cleveland 5,112 00
land -... . - 5,101 00
C. F. Kimball & Co., Chi
cago 5,144 50
Peoples' Savings Bank, Ak
ron - 5,010 00
The bid of Briggs, Todd & Co. was
$5,138.50, a premium of $138.50, they
to pay all expenses of taking up the
bonds, which amounts to at least 50
cents per thousand. There were 4
per cent bonds, the first of the kind
ever issued here. At the rate at
which they were sold, the net income
will be 3.3S per cent.
The City Board of Examiners held
an examination for city teachers in
room 5 at the High school Saturday.
The Board is composed of Supt. R.
S. Thomas, Prof. Lee R. Knight and
Prof. Chas. C. Bates. About 25
teachers took the examination,
while quite a number had their cer
In the assembly room at the High
school building Saturday, the Sum
mit County Board of School Exam
iners, composed of Supt. F. Schnee,
Profs. C. F. Seese and M. S. Kirk,
conducted an examination in pursu
ance with .the Boxwell school law
for pupils desiring admission in High
schools. The class examined Satur
day numbered about 150.
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Put Into Practice.
Only Attorneys of Ability
Will be Appointed
To Conduct the Defense
Parties Under Indictment Ar
raigned In Court.
Only One of Them Entered a Plea of
Judge J. A. Kohler inaugurated
two reforms Saturday morning.
Heretofore it has been the custom
to allow parties under -indictment,
who did not have the means to em
ploy attorneys, to name their own
counsel. This resulted in a few at
torneys receiving all of the criminal
business of that character.
When the prisoners were brought
in Saturday morning the court an
nounced that hereafter he would
name the lawyers for the defendants.
As the state had to pay the bills he
felt that it was the duty of the court
to select attorneys that he believed
were able to conduct the defense in a
capable manner. The new rule was
put into effect Saturday morning.
The court also announced that he
would expect attorneys, who were as
signed to defend indicted parties, to
file affidavits, stating they had not
received any compensation aside
from that allowed by the court.
During the arrangement of the ac
cused parties considerable amuse
ment was .afforded by the court's in
ability to remember the names of
younger members of the bar. At one
time he pointed towards Attorney
Benner and asked his name. When
he had ascertained it, he remarked,
"The gentleman has improved 'inof
pearance so much thatj was unable
to recognize him."
The case of Harry DeRoss has been
set for hearing next Tuesday. Other
cases will be taken up in order. The
prisoners arraigned, their pleas and
counsel are as follows:
Harry DeRoss, robbery; not guilty.
Tj. D. Seward.
JgMathew Lang, horse stealing; not
guilty. Francis Seiberhng.
William Richter, robbery, not
guilty. F. E. Whittemore.
Arthur Powell, murder in the sec
ond degree. S. G. Rogers.
Dr. William H. Smith, abortion;
not guilty. A. C. Voris and W. T.
David Witzman, embezzlement;
not guilty. H. C. Sanford.
H. N. Taylor, obtaining money
under false pretenses; not guilty.
Thomas Riley, burglary and lar
ceny; not guilty. James Harter.
Louis Harmon, burglary and lar
ceny; not guilty. S. C. Miller.
Lester Harmon, burglary and lar
ceny, not guilty. Geo. Rogers.'
Buel J. Fish, shooting with intent
to kill and wound, not guilty. A pe
culiar feature of this case was
brought out. C. T. Grant, the guar
dian of Fish, said that he was unable
to state whether his ward had prop
erty to pay for his defense. It all
depended on the outcome of an ac
tion now in court. He said that if
the suit was decided in favor of Fish
he could pay an attorney. If it was
not Fish had no means. The court
appointed I. H. Phelps to defend,
with the understanding that the
State was to lie remembered if the
guardian had the money to do so.
State v,s Leonard W. Cowles,
"burglary and larceny, not guilty.
. John Lowe, the proprietor of a ho
tel at Nimisila, pleaded guilty to
selling liquors on Sunday. Sentence
A vacant two story barn owned by
Harry J. Stambaugh at 104 Fir st.
was completely destroyed by fire at
7:22 last night. The loss will amount
When departments 1 and 2 arrived
on the scene the barn was a mass of
flames and had attracted a largo
crowd. The fire's origin is a mys
tery. Jury Commission
Judges Kohler and Nye have ap
pointed the following as members of
the Jury Commission for Summit
county: A. P. Baldwin, 0. F. Sceso,
J. M. Latter and Martin Llmbach.
Will be Served on the Central Union Com
pany When It Begins to Tear Up
Senator Alexander conferred with Judge
TibbaN Saturday afternoon in reference to
(the action taken by the Commissioners.
Judsie Tibbals suggested that should the
Central Union-coiup.iny commence to put in
conduits that :in injunction be served on them
restraining them from diuginjr up the streets,
ion the ground that their-franchise is illegal.
Therefore, it is claimed, they have no right
to use the streets.
"And you can bet,'r said Senator Alex
ander, "that another-set of City Commission
ers will never be appointed. The huwwill be
wiped out by the next Legislature, and the
ground irreased on which thev stand."
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The Jury In the Woods Will Case
The jury iu the action to test the
validity of the will of John 1$. Woods
could not reach an agreement. On
the last ballot the vote stood 8 to set
aside thu will and 4 to sustain it.
Tne jury was charged Wednesday
nftnrnnnn. Tfc w.ii onl until Kiirimlnv
afternoon when it was discharged.
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Granted After Delay.
Dora A. Mowder Released
From Marriage Vows.
A. T. Paige Files Heavy
Alleges That 0. C. Barber Is
Indebted to Him.
Assessors File Their Reports
Court House News.
A decree of divorce was granted
the plaintiff in the case of Dora A.
Mowder vs. James Mowder, by Judge
Kohler, Saturday morning. She was
restored to her maiden name of Dora
This action was heard some time
ago, but as the plaintiff neglected to
pay the court costs, the decree was
not entered. Another feature of this
case was the plaintiff's inability to
furnish the court with proof that no
tice of the commencement of the ac
tion had been published. She re
fused'to pay the costs of the adver
tisement and the court announced
that the decree would not be entered
until she did so.
He says .thai on Dec. 21), 1890, the
plaintiff had all the shares of stock
transferred to his own name and that
on Nov. 12, 1895, Mr. Barber convert
ed and appropriated to himself abso
lutely as his own property all the
shares of capital stock, which were
worth at that time $89,500. Since
then, he alleges, Mr. Barber has re
ceived all the dividends. He clains
that on a true accounting the plain
tiff is indebted to him in the sum of
A. T. Paige has filed an answer and
cross petition in the action com
menced against him by O. C. Bar
ber. The last named asked judg
ment for $15,500, which he alleged
was due on a note. The original in
debtedness Mr. Paige alleges was
$50,000. This was reduced until the
amount was that evidenced by the
note held by the plaintiff. The de
fendant says that to secure Mr. Bar
ber, when the obligation was created
he crave him stocks as follows: 390
shares of the Sterling Boiler Co. of
the par value of $39,000 ; 100 snares
Barberton Belt Line railroad of the
par value of $10,000, but reasonably
worth $17,500: 30 shares of the Na
tional Sewer Pipe company of the par
value of $3,000; 400 shares of the
United Salt company of the par
value of $40,000; 100 shares of Amer
ican Alumnin Co., par value $10,000,
and ii $5,000 note against the com
pany and an equitable interest in the
property of the B&rberton Land
company oi $au,uuu.
In the case of the Standard Oil
company vs Catherine Rathburn et
al. the Marine Bank company of
Cleveland has filed an answer and
cross petition setting up a claim of
John Diefendorf has commenced
an action asking for the partition of
the estate or liuby Al. biicineiu.
Stow 1899. $118,495: 189S. $12,127.
Northampton 18U9, $74,270; 1S98,
T,-. KlilV T.iv.u 1 WW.
Clinton 1S99, $158,170; 1898, $150,-
(UU. V1CIIII pi1-iv.
Manchester 1899. $72,140: 1898.
$!)7,5("i. Loss $25,425.
vfiiffin 1 rfiTlt.f nin lint. iil?ffl fhnl
she bo allowed $E00 in lieu of a home
stead. Hno recently assigned.
Henry Bloicher, Cleveland S9
Albortina Qasser, Cuyahoga Falls.20
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Roast Young Duck, Onion Dressing .
Pine Apple Water Ice Claret Wine Dry Catawba Wine
Sliced Fresh Pine Apple Sweet Breads a la Catalon
Soft Shell Crabs on Toast Chicken Salad
Mashed Potatoes New Potatoes in Cream-
New Beets Creamed Asparagus NcwKPeas.
Charlotte Russe Strawberry Short Cake -f-
Apple Pie Bisque Ice Cream Lemon Cream Pie
Mixed Nuts Choice'Fruits
American and Edam Cheese Bents' Crackers
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Several Cases Continued by Mayor
W. E. Young. '
The Hartman-Early rumpus of last
Tuesday on Furnace St., near Foun
tain park, was not fathomed in police
court Saturday morning.
Mrs. Hartman, one of the chief
witnesses, was unable to be present
on account of illness. On the strength
of this Mayor Young continued all
the cases until next Wednesday
Ellen Early appeared with an eye
in mourning. She pleaded not guilty
to the charge of assault and battery.
Terraircc Early pleaded not guilty to
disorderly conduct. Druzile Hartman
entered a plea of not guilty to point
A motion to qua.sh the affidavit
charging Lawrence Early with dis
orderly conduct was overruled. They
were all released on $50 bond.
Wm. Tillman's case was continued
until Wednesday .morning.
John Messerly, arrested some time j
ago for disorderly conduct, was dis
charged. He wears his hair, which
is curly, about a foot long. Mayor
Young advKed him to get his hair
cut and behive himself .hereafter.
Vags were disposed of as follows:
Fred Woods, Hugo Grubbeling
Frank Ileningcr, five days on the
stone pile and costs; Floyd Husse,
ten days and costs; Harry Fergu
John Brown, a gray haired man,
aged 60 years, applied for lodging
last night. He was suffering in
tensely from rheumatism. He said
he had neither home, family or
money. Ho was a pitiful spectacle.
Ivy Miller returned from Lima
Friday, where ho has been for a week
in the interest of the Akron Oil Co.
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Rev. G. C. Day of Philadel
phia will lecture this
At 2:30 and 7:30 at
Grand Army Hall
Afternoon subject, "The Pre
doininating Devils;" evening
"The v Resih'e'etion." Spirit
messages -at close of each
Arrangements For Celebrating It
Have Been Completed.
Thejprogram for the celebration of
the 25th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Ma
liar's ordination in the priesthood
was completed at a meeting held by
the program committee Friday even
ing. In the morning of May 30, the day
of the anniversary, high mass will be
performed, at which time Lamfril
lates Pentecost will be sung by a
lame choir, many of whose members
will be prominent singers from sur
rounding cities. About 100 visiting
clergy from various parts of the dio
cese 'will be present, a will also
Bishop Horstmann of Cleveland. To
'these a banquet will be given im
mediately aftei; the celebration of
In the evening a graud reception
will be given at the church, the sanc
tuary to bo separated by a partition
from the auditorium. The evening's
program will eont mostly of sing
ing, addresses and words of congrat
ulation to Dr.Mahar. All interested
are anticipating an impressive and
The record of Thomas Garman,
who was arrested with Wm. Roache,
Tuesday, for highway robbery, is be
ing looked up by the police.
Ho has only one arm. It is be
lieved hN home is in Kent, and that
he was recently released from the
penitentiary for a similar otlotise.
Grand sacred concert Sunday at
Lakeside park. Goodrich band.
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