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Jewelers and Opticians
162 S. Main St.-
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And other INSECTICIDES.
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No. 104 East Market Street.
Art Goods & Picture Framing
Formerly Cogswell's Art Store.
VOLUME EIGHT. NUMBER 27
AKRON, OHIO, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 22, 1899.
PRICE ONE CENT
Around the World.
Tourists Visiting Rela
tives In This City.
Were at Samoa During
Taken Ashore During a
Delighted With This Country In
As mentioned in the Democrat
Saturday, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin P. C.
Steeds and their ten-year-old son,
Jeffrey, are the guests of Mr. Steed's
brother, Charles, of 410 Perkins st.
Their home is in Leicestershire, Eng
land, -where Mr. Steeds is a chartered
accountant, or barrister, practicing
in the courts of that country This
Is their first visit to this country and
in ponversation with a.DEMOCBAT re
porter Sunday the visitors expressed
themselves in words of admiration of
America, the custom of her people,
and "more especially," they said,
"do we feel kindly toward the peo
ple of this country for their hospi
table and kindly treatment of us."
In the continuance of the conver
sation they spoke of their enjoyment
of their visit in Akron, saying that
the city is one the prettiest they have
visited in this country, reminding
them of an English park. The streets
of the city, they said, are much like
French boulevards. The lighting of
streets here .was also favorably com
mented on by the visitors, who ad
mitted that in this respect the cities
and towns of America are much in
advance of English cities. The cheap
rates of car fare, the street cars and
railroads, the industries, public
buildings, school systemsdry goods
and. other stores, were paid high
Mr. Steed's health necessitating
travel, the family started on Novem
ber 26, 1898, to make a tour of the
principal parts of the world. Leav-
lng England on the Orizaba, Orient
Steamer line, they visited Gibraltar,
Spain; Naples, Italy; the island of
Ceylon; passed through the Suez
Canal andearrived in Australia, Jan
uary 4, and traveled for a short time
through that country. From there
they went to New Zealand, where
they spent three months in visiting
the principal parts of the country.
Leaving there, they made" a short
stop on the island of Samoa. They
also visited Honolulu, where they
met a number of American officers
Previous to moving: our general
Into Albert Hall, we will place there on exhibition and sale,
commencing: tomorrow, a superb collection of
Oriental and Domestic
Lace Curtains and
China and Japan
M. 0'Neil & Co.
P.S. Those visiting: the Woman's Council's Grand Art
Exhibit In Albert are cordially invited to Inspect this display.
on their way to Manila. On April
17, the visitors arrived in San Fran
cisco, from there coming to Salt
Lake City, the Colorado Springs and
Chicago, from the latter place, com
ing here, arriving Friday evening.
On Tuesday they will leave'here, go
ing to Buffalo, from which place
they will go to the Niagara Falls,
from there they will continue their
journey to New York, and after a
visit there, go to Boston. On the
31st of May they will leave this
country for Liverpool, England, and
from there go to their home, when
their tour shall have been completed.
A very interesting part of their
conversation was the visitors' de
scription of their stop at Samoa, the
war against the Samoan rebels then
being in progress. They landed in
small boats at Apia. The landing
was sentried by American "blue
jackets," stationed 50 yards apart,
while at every 100 yards was sta
tioned a machine gun. At .the point
of the bayonet, the sentries de-
manded.passports. The shops of the
city were all closed, and those living
in the town were obliged to exist en
tirely on canned goods. It was per;
ilous to leave the city, as in the dense
growth of palms and cocoanut trees
rebels were in ambush. A British
man-of-war was shelling a small
city near Apia, during the tourists'
The tourist spoke of Ceylon, on
iiccount of the luxuriance and bcanty
of the tropical flowers, as being one
of the prettiest places they had vis
ited on their tour.
Physician Passed Away
Death of Dr. Elizur Hitchcock Right
4 Dr. Elizur Hitchcock, one of Ak
ron's most prominent and oldest
physicians, passed away Sunday
night at 10:45 o'clock, of diabetes.
His right leg was amputated above
the knee a week ago Sunday.
Dr. Hitchcock resided at 116-118
East Exchange st. He was 66 years,
9 months and 6 days of age.
He was born in Tallmadge on Au
gust 15, 1832, and moved to Akron in
li i"1. He graduated from Yale in
1854. His wife, two sons and one
daughter mourn his death. They are
Mrs. Gertrude Diebel, of New York
city, who has been here a month, H.
K. Hitchcock and C. "W. Hitchcock.
The latter is a skilled artist residing
in Bunaio. He illustrates lor Har
per's publications, Munsey and the
Ladies' Home Journal.
Dr. Hitchcock occupied an envia
ble position among the medical pro
fession. Dr. Hitchcock has been ailing for
some time. On March 5, ho left for
Los. Vngeles, Cal., for a rest. No
sooner had he arrived there than he
was taken ill. His son, H. K., leftfor
Los Angeles and brought his father
home. Since that time he has suf
The funeral will be held "Wednes
day at 3 o'clock at the Congregation
al church. Burial private.
Neil & Co
City Commissioners Re
voked Former Action.
Opinion of Citizens Com
mittee Is Asked
As to Rejecting or Adopting
Central Union Company
Right to Conduit.
Saturday's action of the Board of
City Commissioners in granting the
Central Union company the right to
conduit Akron's streets, came as a
It met with the determined opposi
tion of the Citizens' Committee of
Fifty, which made immediate prepa
rations to institute injunction pro
ceedings in the courts, in case the
Central Union company attempted
to act under its gift from the Board.
Monday morning the three Com
missioners who had voted in the in
terests of the Central Union com
pany, realizing the mistake made in
acting directly contrary to their
pledges made to the Committee of
Fifty, when the Board announced
that it would not approve any Cen
tral Union conduit plat, introduced a
resolution rescinding the action
taken Saturday. The resolution
pledges the Board to act as the Citi
zens Committee of "Fifty shall rec
ommend. The matter is referred to
that organization, with a request
that it announce its opinion on the
proper action to take. The Commit
tee has declared itself so frequently
in. the past that this action seems
useless. It believes that all wires
should be underground, but it op
poses granting the Central Union
company the right to conduit. The
Committee has asked the Board to
order the wires of the Central Union
company conduited, instead of tak
ing any chances of ratifying the 25
year franchise ordinance by granting
the company any of th'e rights speci
fied in that obnoxious measure.
When the resolution rescinding
Saturday's action was introduced,
Commissioner McMillen, who said
last Friday that he was opposed to
granting the Central Union the right
to conduit,but who voted Saturday to
approve the plat, objected to it. He
said if it was passed, it would create
the impression that the Board was
flopping around to much.
"When the roll was called he voted
against the resolution. Later he ex
pressed a, desire to vote "aye," and
was placed on record that way.
The resolution follows:
"Whereas, on May 20, 1899, the
Board of City Commissioners of the
City of Akron passed a certain reso
lution providing that the Central
Union Telephone company be
granted the right to conduit the
streets of said city upon the follow
ing conditions, viz: That said com
pany make a rate of not to exceed
$24 and $36 for residences and office
telephone vervice; that the wires of
the city be placed and maintained' in
said conduits without expense as
proposed by said company, and that
said right be granted without regard
to and independent of the present
claimed franchise of said company,
so as not to ratify the same, and
"Whereas, said action of the board
was taken with the approval of a
number of the most active members
of the so-called Citizens' Committee
of Fifty, and
"Whereas, The chairman of said
Committee of Fifty, the honorable
Alexander, has seen fit to criticize
said Commissioners for the action so
taken, therefore be it
"Resolved, By the Board of City
Commissioners of the city of Akron,
One of the essentials of
modern civilization, and
especially of city life, is
comfortable outdoor or
porch furniture. It must
be not only comfortable,
but attractive. Such fur
niture we have in great
variety and some of it is
very cheap as well.
Come and see it.
Hi I at Nf I
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124-126 S. Howard St. E
that said resolution of May 20, 1S99,
conditionally granting said right, be
and the same is hereby revoked, and
that the question of said conditional
grant be referred to said Committee
of Fifty, to the end that this Board
may have the disinterested and un
prejudiced opinion of the telephone
users, whom said Committee claim
to represent, as to the advisability of
.adopting or rejecting said resolu
It is evident that the resolutions
were prepared with the idea of creat
ing the impression that the Citizens'
Committee of Fifty was divided
against itself. The second clause of
the resolutions would indicate "that
a number of the most active mem
bers" of the Citizens' Committee had
asked the Board to approve the Cen
tral Union eonduit plat. Several
days ago a committee, composed of
men never identified with tiie Cit
izens' Committee, called on the City
Commissioners and urged that ac
tion favorable to the Central Union
company, be taken. One member
of this committee announced his
resignation from the Citizens' Com
mittee of Fifty. He had never been
appointed on that organization and
therefore could.not very well resign
from it. This is the only foundation
for the statement that "more activ
members" of the Committee had
asked that the plat be approved.
The wonderful Harbecks, direct
from Tony Paster's New York the
ater, arrived too late for Sunday's
performance at Summit Lake park
theater, but will positively appear
every night tins week.
Had a Dispute In Refeaence to a'
. C. E. Society.
The cases of William Bradfbrd,
colored, charged with disorderly
conduct, and Wm. Tillman, colored,
charged with using profaue language,
were tried together in Police court
Monday. The trouble between them
arose in a conversation about a
colored Christian Endeavor society.
Tillman was discharged. Bradford
was fined $1 and costs.
Harvey Schumacher was ar-'
raigned on a charge of petit larceny.
He pleaded not guilty.
Mrs. Amanda and Wm. Brassell
were fined $5 and cusis. Samuel
Haneline was discharged.
Wm. N. Mills, Geo. Strennick, Ar-.
thur Earner and Thomas Robins,
drunks, $2 and costs.
Officer Eugene Murray arrested
seven vagrants in East Akron Sun
day night. This morning they were
disposed of as follows: John Price,
Harry Button, Luke Sned, Matthew
Foster, five days on the stone pile;
Irving Robinson, Ed Regan and
John Jackson, discharged.
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n Cooler tonight Possibly light
frost Fair Tuesday.
I Biliousness f
Reduced the Fees.
Commented on an Attor
ney's Interest in Case
In Which He Was Not
An Action to Set Aside the
Agent Sues the Akron Cereal Co
Courts. Judge J. A. Kohler in deciding a
motion to reduce fees allowed in the
"partition case of Kasson vs. Kasson,
took occasion to comment on tne
tactics pursued bv Attornev A. J.
"When the original journal entry
was prepared Attorney S. D. Kenfield
was given $350 for his services and
Frank D. Cassidy, guardian, $50. All
the parties to the action has agreed
that the fees should be allowed.
Attorney Wilhelm, who at that
time was not interested in the case,
ascertained that the amount allowed
was in excess of. the fees prescribed
by the rules of the court. He visited
the parties and agreed to have fees
reduced, his compensation to be de
termined upon later. To this
the parties agreed. Thereupon he
filed a motion asking that a reduc
tion be made. In passing on the
motion Judge Kohler said that it was
evident that Attorney Wilhelm had
interested himself in the matter. He
said if it were not for minor children
he would not make any reduction in
the fees. The amount of Attorney
Kenfield's fees were reduced to $180
and those of the guardian to $40.
Alleged Violation of Contract.
Adolph Telkamph, agent for the
Akron Cereal company at Altoona
and Hamburg, Germany, has sued
the corporation for $5,100 for alleged
failure toearry out the terms of the
Frances W. Perkins has filed a pe
tition asking that the will of Rosaline
Tallman be set aside. She alleges
that Fanny C. Bloomfield coerced,
cajoled and persuaded Mrs. Ta.lltnan
into signing the document, and that
fraudulent and misleading represen
tations were made.
Augusta A. Kaiser vs. Vincent
Libis, et al, $132.
William H. Nees vs. Martha W.
Fred C. Cobb vs. George Keck,
Emeline Jewell vs. Byron E.
Grove, $1,882.50 for plaintiff; $531.35
for Frank H. Choate; $409. 44 for B.
C. H. Wheeler vs. Alexander Dow,
Eli August vs. Hattie Holdstein
for plaintiff $3,412.80; trustees Ober
lin college $12,852.29; Mary Guth
The Stone murder case was revived
Monday by the overruling of the de
murrer of the County Commission
ers to the petition of Detective James
Doran. "He sues to collect $1,000 re
ward ottered lor the arrest or the
murderer. , Flora Stone was at the
Court House Monday.
Prof. James O. Wise, in an answer
filed in Common Pleas court, denies
all allegations of the divorce petition
of Lilian A. "Wise.
A divorce was granted Monday to
Nina A. Weir. Her husband, Henry
Weir, is ordered to pay her $225 ali
mony and $3 per week for the sup
port of her child.
The motion filed by the defendant
in the criminal case of the State vs.
S. A. Martin was overruled by Judge
Abner K. Bunting, Akron 21
Bertha O.Motz 18
Over 4,000 people visited Summit
Lake Park yesterday and the large
casino was packed to tiie doors.
Standing room was at a premium.
Fully 1,000 people were unable to
gain admission. The large and
varied program was received with
tremendious applause. Every per
former made a decided hit. Prof.
Lee's orchestra met with great favor.
The crowd enchored them many
times during the entertainment and
after the performance was over the
largo audience refused to leave their
seats and encored again nnd again
until ten selection had been played.
The addition of this orchestra to the
casino will be highly appreciated by
the patrons of this resort.
Mrs. Maloney Dead,.
Mrs. Eliza Malonoy GO.ilied Sunday
evening of nephritis at her home, life
North Summit hi.
Six children survive her. Theynro:
Cornelius J., Sarah J., Beatrice.
Clara, Helen and Leslie.
The body will bo sent to Kent
Tuesday morning for Jnirinl.
Will Prosecute Sunday Theaters If
Necessary Action Taken.
The Evangelical Alliance voted
this morning to prevent the theater
from opening at Lakeside park next
Sunday, even if a prosecution is
npcessary. A committee was given
full power to act. The Alliance was
not unanimous in this action, three
of" the members voting against the
motion; some not voting at all.
Those voting against the motion
announced that they were not op
posed to a prosecution if the Sunday
law is violated, but they are opposed
to the ministers doing the prose
cuting. The committee for the suppression
of Sunday sports reported that the
ball game scheduled 'to be played at
Summit Lake park Sunday between
the Pierce base ball teaVn of Clevcr
land and the Barbertons had been
Rev. W. H. Brightmire conducted
devotional exercises, and a paper
on "Christianity and Culture" was
read by Rev. B. C. Caywood.
The Street Fair Committee of the
Chamber of Commerce has petitioned
the Commissioners for authority to
use the down town streets Sept. 5, 6,
7 and 8 for street fair purposes.
Greftt musical artists every night this
week at Summit Lake casino. Round
trip street car ride, admission to park
and a reserved chair in casino 15c.
Rapid Trinsit line.
The only reliable trading stamp is
the green. Ask for them.
Secrets Made Public.
Arrangements For Me
morial Day Exercises.
Addresses to the Public
Informal Program Arranged
by Grand Army.
Reports From the Various Fraternal
Memorial Sunday will be observed
in the various churches of the city,
Sunday, May 28, with appropriate
services. The G. A. R. will not at
tend services in a body, each mem
ber going to his own church.
Memorial Day, an address will be
delivered in Grace park by Judge J.
R. Johnson of Youngstown. The
parade, headed by the Eighth Regi
ment band, will be participated in
by the G.A.R., soldiers of the Spanish-American
war and civic organ
izations. Tonight members of Co. B
will meet at Capt. H. O. Federlee's
office to make arrangements for
At the last meeting. of Buckley
Post the following were selected to
make addresses in the various
schools on Monday, May 29.
High school O C Baker, Geo W
Crouse, Col Chas Dick, E Fraunfel
ter, Frank Allen, Judge U L Marvin.
"Allen school J R Campbell, Geo
Billow, Elias Koplin, D F Berger,
Dr Rowe, Geo AV Plumer, J H Mor
rison, Lieut Colwell.
Bowen school Capt A P Baldwin,
A Zimmerman, H B Cochran, C H
Edgerly, H AVJass.
Mryan school A AV Whitestine,
Dr L S Ebriglit. M V Baugh, S 3f.
Wilson, D A Hibbard, Dr O D
Childs, Capt Geo AV Barber.
Crosby school B F Manderbacli,
AVm Seibert, A E Foltz, J AV Cham
berlain, A McNeil, J C AVeber, Capt
A Ruger, Capt Herman AVerner.
Grace hchool O L AValker, Rev J
S Davies, O AV Halo, Capt T AV
Henry school Capt J H Seymour,
Gen A C A'oris, F G Stipe, AVH Roth
rock, B M Allison, AV E Allen, Capt
H O Feederle, J Cook.
Howe school Eli Smith, CAVHos
kins, S M Stone, Paul E Werner, H
A Gibbs, A AV Maynes.
Kent school Judge N.D Tibbals,
J AV Little, D Rittersbach, John W
Evans, Lieut Russell, Col Geo T Per
kins. Leggott school Aaron Teeplo, Jno
CrJwforcl, Gotleib Eberhard, E AV
TJorth Hill school N Chalker, II
A Kiihson, VinSchroeder,JH Rose-
Continued on Second Page.
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The Sergeant Beebe Scandal Aired
In Justice's Court Saturday.
The replevin case in which Re
cruiting Officer Ray Turner brings
action against Nathan Burke, a How
ard st. pawn broker, for the recovery
of a diamond ring, occupied a couple
of hours in Justice J. R. Campbell's
office Saturday-afternoon. Attorney
H. C. Sanford was counsel for the
plaintiff, while the interests of the
defendant were looked after by At
torney R. M. Aranamaker.
The case is a rather complicated
one, and was hotly1 contested on both
sides. It seems tliat Mr. Turner's
predecessor' in the U. S." Recruiting
office, Arthur L. Beebe, decided to
get married last fall. The bride's
home was in Canton, and prior to go
ing -to that place, Beebe, that noth
ing should be lacking in his appear
ance as a groom of the 20th century,
borrowed a valuable diamond ring
from Turner. After returning to
this city, Beebe pawned the ring at
Burke's shop, securing a loan of $25
on it. Shortly afterwards he receiv
ed orders froili army headquarters to
go to Augusta, Ga.
AVhen asked by Turner to return
the ring, Beebe told of Jiis having
pawned it and gave Turner the pawn
check. Beebe then left the town,
and nothing has been heard of him
since. Turner has made efforts to
secure the ring from the pawn brok
er, but failing, brought suit ipr its
The only witnesses examined were
the principals. Justice Campbell
will decide the case AVednesday.
The effects of the 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 can be
relied upon to do its work thoroughly
Of the Thalia Verein at the Voris
The annual outing of 'the members
of the Thai in A'erein, a German ben
eficial order, and their families was
held at Aoris farm, Sunday. Despite
the chilly condition of the weather,
a crowd of about 300 persons was in
The object of these outing is to
bring together the members of the
fraternity and their families for a
good social time, and also as an oc
casion for the raising of money for
the order. The refreshmens sold
and revenue from the amusements
conducted amounted to quite a re
spectable sum Sunday.
Music and target shooting were
the principal features of entertain
ment. The music was furnished by
Chas. Austgen's baud.
Makes the food more delicious and wliotesoint
South Howard st.
Rev. G. C. Day is located
at No. 143 North Broadway,
where he can he consulted
from 9 to 5 daily
- Art Exhibit
This exhibit will be open each
day and evening until .Hay' 26,
Public School Pupils. . . . "5c
Benefit Public School Room
Mr. Lemuel B. C. Josephs
OF NEW YORK
Mrs. AVm. Murphy and Miss Lilley
Murphy of AVooster ave are visiting
friends in Cleveland.
Miss Emma Murphy is sick at her
home on AVooster ave.
Miss A7ictoria AVise of E. Buchtel
av., spent Sunday inDoy!estown,the
guest of Miss Effie AA'ilson.
Edgar Koplin of Duluth, Minn.t is
visiting his parents m this city at 105
At the residence of Rev.B. C. Cay
wood, Sunday afternoon, Mr. Abner
K. Bunting and Miss Bertha Motz,
lately of AVooster, were united in
marriage. They will live at 710
Aged Lady Dead.
Mrs. -Mary Chamberlain, 120 Fay
st., aged 00 years, died Saturday
evening of exliaustion.
She was a pleasant old lady and
always happy. Deceased had been
feeble for so'mv time, but had only
been conllned to her bed for two
Mrs. Chamberlain was born in
Rome, N. Y.. February 1, ISO!). She
resided in York state until 1S53,
when she moved to Stow township,
Summit county. In 1SSS she re
moved to Akron and has remained
She was the mother of six children,
two of which are deceased. Those
who survive her are James AV., cor
ner of Market and Fay streets, su
perintendent of AVebter, Camp &.
Lane's machine shop; Mrs. Leora
Double and Mis Marian, 120 Fay st.,
and Charles, of AVabasha. Minn.
Funeral Tuesday at 3:30 o'clock ax
the residence. The remains will bo
taken to Kent AVednesday morning
at the U. S. recruiting otlice are Pat
rick McGuckin and Frank P. Daue,
both of this citv. Dauseis a veteran
of Co. F. 10th O. A'. I.
John P. Co.-tigan, of Akron, mado
application .Monday for enlistment
in infantry service.
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