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Dispensed at our store will not
disappoint the doctor. Ask him
aboul.us and by all means follow
his advice. j
Great variety, lowest prices. Instruc
tion ana aaru room iree. i'noto
supplies of very description.
GEO. S. DALES SON
223 South Main st.
HARPER'S ARCADE DRUG STORE
VOLUME EIGHT. NUMBER 28
AKRON, OHIO, TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 23, 1899.
PRICE ONE CENT
Replied Mr. T.D.Paul.
Question of Crisp's Ver
acity Was Raised
In the Matter of Paving
Commissioners Asked to Make
As to the City's Expenditures For
At the City Council meeting Mon
day night Mr. Marklo asked what
had became of the ordinance to pave
Summit hill from the top to Perkins
st: He also stated, that a waiver had
been signed by the property holders
living along -that street signifying
their intention of proceeding with
the work of paving, and that when
the matter was referred to the City
Commissioners, Mr. Crip, speaking
for that body, had said to go ahead.
Mr. Crisp, being present, replied
that it was impracticable to pave as
much of the hill as the ordinance
called for, that at the steepest part
were it paved with brick a horse
could not draw a load up the hill.
He also said that the grade was
equal to that of Buchtel ave. or that
at the corner of Charles and Howard
Mr. Paul responded to the Com
missioner's last remark by saying
that the statement was absolutely
false, that the grade on Summit hill
was not much more than 7 feet to
100, while that of Charles st. was
Mr. Fiebeger made a motion that
a report by the Commissioners to
show whether any help can be dis
pensed with in the Commissioners'
office be prepared and presented at
the next meeting of the Council. He
said that if more clerks than are
necessary were hired the people
wanted the force cut down.
Mr. Paul Citizens residing near
corner of Charles and Howard sts.
want Ehe street repaired, claiming
that the brick paving has become so
slippery that it is dangerous for
horses to travel over it. Also a grade
to be established on Chittendon st.,
and First to Second avenues, is asked
for by the citizens.
Mr. Fiebeger A pavement is
wanted in front of the Episcopal
church on Oakland ave.
Mr. Thompson Citizens of Ingalls
st., near Grant and Washington,
want a knoll removed from the street.
Citizens also want to know why the
Wooster ave. street cars don't run
from West Exchange st. around the
loop after 10 o'clock at night and
earlier in the morning.
Mr. Ainer Citizens want a dan
gerous hole near the corner of Ex
change and Water sts. guarded. The
"The way to be
happy Is to "have a
good liver and a good
to the j
j Pills i
J will take care of the j
c liver. j
Fair tonight and Wednesday. 333
hole extends from the street down
Into a sewer.
The citizens on Perkins st. want
the street swept from Union to
All the above petitions were re
ferred to the Commissioners.
Resolution declaring it necessary
to provide sewerage tp carry away
storm water from district JNo. 4
An ordinance fixing a license fee of
$50 per year, to be granted by the
Mayor, to be charged for bill posting,
sign painting, distribution of hand
bills, advertising cards, etc.. persons
having paid such license -to wear a
badge when in performance of their
work. Befered to the Solicitor.
An ordinance for the sweeping of
Perkins st. passed.
An ordinance providing for the
sweeping of Prospect st. passed.
An ordinance to establish a grade
on Kirn St., between Exchange and
Crouse sts., passed.
A resolution directing a committee
to equalize damages on Maiden Lane
alley passed. The committee ap
pointed was G. F. Kasch, Matthew
Wein and J. W. Holloway.
The Commissioners' attention was
called by Mr. Fiebeger to damage
claims due East Market st. residents.
City Solicitor Esgate reported that
19 damage claims have thus far
been presented and will be settled as
soon as possible.
Mr. Markle wanted to know what
had become of the ordinance regu
lating the franchise of the Akron
Traction and Electric Co., and which
called for their running cars every 20
minutes. After 10 o'clock they have,
instead, been running them every
It should not be forgotten that any
one troubled witn rneumatism can
get prompt relief from pain by apply
ing Chamberlin's Pain Balm. The
quick relief it affords is alone worth
many times its cost, 25 cents. Then
if its use is continued for a short
time it is almost certain to effect a
cure. For sale by all druggists.
In. Akron Streets,
Except Those Conferred
by Alleged Franchise.
Decision of the U. S.
- Supreme Court
Which Sets Aside the Virginia
The U. S. Supreme court of Rich
mond, Va., has just handed down a
decision in the suit brought to test
the authority of telephone companies
to assert the right of eminent domain
under the post roads act of 18SG, cof
fering that right upon telegraph com
panies. The court decided that the tele
phone business is no part of the tele
graph business and cannot therefore
appropriate right of way under the
post roads act. ,
A year ago, when the lower court
decided this case favorably to the
telephone company7 a great eclat
was made by the Bell Telephone
company about the matter, its local
agents asserting that the -company
could continue to operate in a city
whether the municipal authorities
favored the same or not, as that right
could be obtained from the probate
court under tha post road act.
This decision is of unusual interest
to Akron people just now, as it
means that the Central Union com
pany has no rights in Akron streets
save those conferred upon it by the
alleged franchise railroaded through
Council last November, and
which the City Commissioners have
declared to bo illegal.
Incorporation papers of the Ham
ilton Building Co. wijl be sent to
Columbus soon. The capital stock
will be $200,000.
For an Explanation
From Superintendent R.
S. Thomas Tonight.
Rumpus Raised by Re
. cent Report
Of the Committee on Teachers
Alleged . Misrepresentations
At a secret meeting of members of
the Board of Education last night,
matters were discussed which are to
form the basis of an investigation
demanded alike by Supt. Thomas
and his friends and by those who are
opposed to the superintendent's ad
ministration of school affairs.
Circumstances alleged to be con-
connected with the reduction of the
salary of Prof. X. L. Glover and the
dismissal of those two popular
High school teachers, the Misses
Mary Baird and Anna Thomas, may
be said to be the immediate cause of
the sensational action to be taken bv
the Board at its meeting tonight.
There arc members of the Board
who do not hesitate to say that
Superintendent Thomas has misrep
resented the facts to them. They
claim that he has made one state
ment to them and another, entirely
different in nature, to the instructors.
The Glover -case has been freely
commented upon by the people.
Prof. Glover has been the teacher of
music in the Akron public schools
for more than a score of years. When
the committee on teachers and sal
aries made its report this spring a
reduction of $400 was made in his
salary. He had been receiving
$1,600 but was cut to $1,200.
Prof. Glover was taken by sur
prise. Me lias informed members oi
the Board that he was told by Mr.
Thomas that he had opposed the re
duction. This, it will be claimed, is
contrary to the statements made to
the Committee on Teachers and Sal
aries by the Superintendent, for
when this committee was consider
ing the salaries it was Mr. Thomas
who started the agitation for a re
duction. One member of the com
mittee was told, it is claimed, that a
man, fully equal to Prof. Glover,
could be employed at a salary of
$1,200 per year. This, with other
statements, resulted in the cut in
Prof. Glover's salary and the friends
of the last named have since de
manded an investigation of the
charges of mispresentation.
The dismissal of Miss Thomas has
attracted attention. She has been a
teacher in the public schools for sev
eral years. A member of the Board
gave the following statement to a
Dkmockat reporter Tuesday. He
"When this. case was first called to
the attention of the Committee on
Teachers and Salaries, Prof. Thomas
recommended her dismissal on the
grounds of ill health. An investiga
tion was made and it was found that
there was no foundation for the al
leged statement of ill health. At a
subsequent meeting Prof. Thomas
again urged her dismissal, this time
claiming that she was incompetent.
It was afterwards found that Miss
Thomas had letters of recommenda
tion from the superintendent stating
that she was a competent teacher.
The committee thought this some
what inconsistent. At the next
meeting Mr. Thomas said he intended
to recommend her re-employment.
Later he stated tnat he favored a re
duction of the number of teachers in
the High school, saying that the
city could get along with two or
three less. So tho Misses Thomas
and Baird were dismissed. Last
fall, on tho recommendation of the
superintendent, two additional
teachers, Mr. Marbly and Mr. Seed,
It is'nt necessary to pay
a .great big price to se
cure window drapings
that are elegant in ap
pearance and servicable
as well. Our line of
Is very extensive prob
ablv the largest in the
city. It embraces all the
late novelties and we will
sell to you at prices that
124-126 S. Howard St.
had been engaged to teach in the
High school. The last named is a
nephew of Dr. Beed, a member of
the Board of Education, and a friend
of Mr. Thomas. The Board has
reached a point where it can no long
er afford to ignore complaints. Some
action must be taken. The schools
must not be demoralized.''
Supt. Thomas Interviewed.
Supt. Thomas told a Democrat
reporter this morning that he knew
nothing about the meeting of the
Board last night nor could he under
stand what justification any member
of the Board could have for insisting
upon an investigation.
He said that by the revised rules
of the Board the responsibility of en
gaging or dismissing teachers is
vested in the Teachers' and Salaries'
Committee; that he lias never mis
used his authority or obligations as
superintendent to influence the ac
tion ot this committee; that he has
had no enemies to punish nor
friends to reward; that he has
directed all his efforts as superin
tendent to upbuilding the best inter
ests of the schools; and that if he is
to be the subject of an investigation
at the instance of those who have
been his avowed enemies from the
beginning of his administration, he
courts such an investigation, con
scious as he is of having performed j
his duty in a faithful, painstaking
and unprejudiced manner.
It was with reluctance that the su
perintendent discussed any of the
matters likely to come before tho
Board tonight, as he had no knowl
edge of what, if anything, the Board
contemplates doing and, besides, is
averse to a newspaper controversy
unless it .shall be necessary to pre
vent his official acts from being mis
construed by or misrepresented to the
"I at first refused to recommend
Misses Thomas and Baird because of
the former's health, and because of
our having so many teachers," said
the Superintendent, "aud because it
has been thought avisable to employ
three departmental teachers an in
structor in German, a commercial
teacher and a scientific teacher. A
teacher of the German language has
already been secured Miss McCall
of the Delaware university. The in
tention of hiring these departmental
teachers has influenced the
board more against the retention
of the Misses Thomas
and Baird than any individual action
on my part. Both ladies are rood
teachers, and the Board has doubt
less deferred action in electing them
until such time as they can ascertain
how many teachers really are need
ed in the High school."
Was Arrested For Disorderly Con
Frank Marks, of Wooster, arrested
Monday noon on a charge of dis
orderly conduct, pleaded guilty in
police court Tuesday morning. Evi
dence showed he was mentally un
balanced. Sentence was reserved
until Wednesday morning.
A. Hatty was fined $5 and costs.
Monday he unhitched and started to
drive L. A. Barmore's horse from in
front of the Market hoiihc. Officer
Durkin arrested him.
Harvey Schumackcr, charged with
petit larceny, was discharged.
M. McTlgo was assessed $2 and
costs for intoxication.
Wages of Employes.
Motormen and Conduc
tors Get Good News
From the Akron Traction
& Electric Co.
They Will Receive From 16 to
18 Cents Per Hour.
Hereafter Men Will Work Ten Hours
The request of the employes of the
Akron Traction & Electric Co. for an
advance in wages and shorter work
days has been satisfactorily dealt
with by the company. The motor
men and conductors asked that their
wages be increased. They have been
making about 14 cents an hour here
tofore and have been working about
12 hours a day.
The advance in wages will affect
ubout 85 men.
The adjustment of the matter by
the company is set forth in the fol
lowing announcement which was
posted 'in the car barns Tuesday
"To theMotermen and Conductors of
the Akron Traction fe Electric
"On behalf of the present owners
of the Akron Traction & Electric Co.,
we hereby notify our motormen and
conductors of a raise in wages, dating
from May 15, 1899, of 20 per cent.,
equalling 16 cents per hour for men
who entered the employ of the re
ceivers, or our predecessors, within
one year; a raise of 27 per cent.,
equalling 17 cents per hour to those
employed more than one year and
less than two; and a raise of .!6 per
cent., equalling 18 cents per hour, for
all employed longer" than two years.
"The present owners have always
firmly believed in the policy of pay
ing the highestgoing wages for like
services, and expect in return there
from to get from its e"mployes hearty
and loyal support in safely transport
ing thier patrons and handling the
company.'s property. We shall ox
pect strict attention to the rules, and
will give an impartial hearing to any
"Ten hours shall constitute a day's
work, the run care's to be made up
with as few swing runs as practicable
and all overtime to be allowed at
rates then drawn by the employes.
"All promotions to be made in
regular order as to age in service.
"No employee will be dismissed
without being given the cause.
"First miss to take out car will
cause suspension without pay for
three days; second miss, seven days;
and third miss within one year will
be grounds for dismissal.
"The company has no objection to
employes belonging to unions, or
secret societies, but employs them as
"The Akron Traction ifcElecrieCo.
"By Henry A. Everett, president."
May 22, 1899.
The company's proposition has
been accepted by the men.
Skin Usually Clears Up After Leaving
Off the Beverage.
In this country people are very
much addicted to the use of coffee,
and to that, perhaps more than any
thing else, is attributable the dark,
Mrs. J. L. Stiles, a teacher, was
pale, weak, thin in flesh, weakful,
dyspeptic and trembling on the
verge of nervous prostration. She
discovered that the cause of it all
was coffee, and the way she discov
ered it, was by discontinuing its use
altogether, and taking in its place,
Postum Food Coffee exclusively.
Sho got so well and got well so
quickly that bhe.kuows exactly what
caused tho change. Now she advises
all her friends to use Postum ', and is
so enthusiastic about it, that she
sends printed notices of it in her lot
ters to them, and warns them to bo
sure and have it made right. You al
ready have an account of my bitter
experience with coffee drinking.
Caroline A. Jonea, Houston HoiglitH,
Statements, of the Cost
Central Union Company Must ,be
Getting Generous Reduction.
The Central Union Telephone
company, as predicted, has an
nounced a temporary reduction in
Subscribers are informed that they
can have unlimited, long distance,
full metallic service for $1.50 per
month. This rate, although it is not
stated, is for six phones on a line.
A well known business man, after
reading the advertisement of. this
reduction, had the following to say:
"A number of misleading articles
have recently appeared in the col
umns of the Beacon Journal purport
ing to be statements of the cost of
operating and maintaining telephone
plants. One would perhaps be lead
to believe that somo philanthropic
person had suddenly taken a great
interest in the choice of investments
for our citizens and being convinced
that the purchase of stock in the Ak
ron Peoples' Telephone Co. would
prove disastrous was willing to go
down into his own pockets and -pay
out hundreds of dollars to news
papers to publish these articles in
the hope of saving our people from
loss. But when we are told such
articles were prepared and paid for
by the Central Union Telephone Co,
it does, to say the least, in the light
of past events, cast more than a
shadow of doubt upon the motive.
In these articles they have endeav
ored to show that the average cost
per phone of operating a plant ex
clusive of maintianance and depre
ciation is about $20 per annum, yet
they have just condescended to place
residence phones at $1.50 per month
or $18 per year, the exact rate offered
by the Peoples' company for the
same class of service, only the latter
company gives you the latest modern
long distance equipment, superior to
anything the.Central Union Co. now
has in the city.
"Is it that the Central Union Co. so
loves the telephone users of Akron
that they want to furnish phones at
$2 less than cost or have they delib
erately tried to deceive by the jug
ling of figures in their various state
ments, or is it that they are now
about to make a last desperate at
tempt to head off competition? If
the later is their design and they
could succeed in keeping out the -new
company how long would it be until
rates were raised again higher than
ever before? If according to their
figures it costs $20 per year
to furnish this service and they only
charge the telephone users $18 how
many years would they be willing to
keep it up? The telephone users of
Akron have not only their own past
experience but the experience of the
hundreds "of cities -and towns in
which the Central Union Co. is oper
ating plants. If you do not have
confidence in Independent Telephone
Co's and believe they are not for the
public good, write to any
citizen in any town where an inde
pendent company is operating and
you will learn that it not only 'means
tho very best service and a first-class
investment but tliat the home com
pany nas about nine-tentns oi tne
business, this of course meaniug a
loss of thousands of dollars annually
to the Central Union company.
Learning this you can then more
readily understand the reason the
Central Union Co. has recently taken
such a fatherly interest in the in
vestors of our city."
Temporary Organization Perfected
Decoration Day Committee.
Clarence Cranz was elected presi
dent of Co. B last night, Arthur L.
Johnson, vice president; "W. E.
J. R. Thomas, Fred Diehl, George
Rogers, Alex Longacre, AV. E:
Walk, John Brumbaugh, Geo. Alli
son and C. B. Serfass were appointed
to decorate the graves of Arthur
Nelson, Fred Haushalter, Chas.
Spade and John Roos on Memorial
They will attend exercises at Grace
park in a body.
The Ladles' Cemetery Association
Will serve its annual strawberry
lunch and supper Friday, May 2Gth,
at Congregational church. Luncheon
:T cents. Supper 25 cents.
Those of our readers who havo
used Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
will not bo surprised to learn that tho
sale of this most cxcollent medicine
has been extended around tho world
and that it is fast becoming a uni
versal favorite .in tho treatment of
coughs, colds, croup and whooping
cough. Tho 23 and 50 cunt sizett for
sale by all druggists.
On the above dates we shall place on our counters
an immense line of the Newest Ribbons at
Will tell you part of the stoiy and our sales
people will finish the tale. 5c, 8c, 12-ic, 14c, 19C, 23c, 29C
The u pfiam-irys Co.
LOST W!LL ! Entertainment..
Found In a Satchel.
Mortgage Discovered Will
End a Law Suit.
Sister of Deceased Is
Receiver Appointed For
For Divorce Filed Court
The will of Sarah A. Howard was
filed in probate court Tuesday. She
died about a year ago, and an ad
ministrator for her estate was ap
pointed. At that time nothing had been
found of the will.. A few days ago,
in looking through an old satchel,
Cyrus Carr found the document. It
was executed in 1893, being drawn by
the late L. D. Watters. A sister of
the deceased is cut off without any
bequest, the entire estate being given
to a granddaughter, Mary Brownlee.
At the same time tho will was dis
covered a canceled mortgage against
Mr. Carr was discovered. A suit to
collect the amount of the mortgage
($900) had been filed againsfhim. He
claimed it had been paid and the
canceled mortgage verifies his state
Beacon Journal Sued.
The Beacon Journal company has
-been sued by the Power City bank
for $570.60 alleged to be due on two
George C. Kohlerwas appointed
receiver of tho Massillon Coal Co.,
and the Hower Cereal Coffee com
pany, Tuesday morning. He gave
$1,009 bond. An action was brought
Monday by the Ohio Coal Mining
Co. asking that this action be taken.
Beatrice Maloneyet al. are named as
defendants. It is alleged that the
Massillon Coal Co. cannot pay more
than 25 cents on the dollar, and that
the Coffee company is involved in its
liabilities. Recent sickness in the
Maloney family lias resulted in
State vs. DeRoss.
The trial qf the criminal case of the
State vs. narry DeRoss, who is
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I A Broien-Down Watchj!
Is about as expensive and inconvenient a thins as a
person can be afflicted with. Just when vou are de
pending; on it most, it foils you. You can't afiord such
uncertainties when we can sell you
One Thaf s
Right f or .
We repair your timepiece in the er be.t u.iv .it
the lowest possible prices.
HALE, Tho .Jeweler.
I Literary and Elocutionary
j Monday Evening, May 29
ist M.R CHURCH
BYRON W.KING, A.M. Ph. D.
Of Pittsburg, Pa., under the auspices
the Jipworth League of the i irst
Admission 25c Children 15c
t -fl C I
Ker. Monroe will talk on "The
Coliseum", "Wednesday evening:
at 8 o'clock.
Public School Pupils. . . 5c
Benefit Public School Room
charged with robbing -James Gaston,
was commenced in Common Pleas
Joel Maxam of Twinsburg,G9years
of age, applied for a marriage license
Tuesday. The prospective bride is
his housekeeper, Matilda Coy, 71
years of age. Maxam could not an
swer all questions and the wedding
has been postponed.
Clare E. Styer has filed a petition
asking for a divorce from Lemuel
Styers. They were married in 1S93.
She alleges willfnl absence. The
plaintiff prays that her maiden
mame, Clare Brunner be restored.
In the cas-e of George J. Renner vs.
Cynthia Hansard et al, Leroy Mun-
son has filed a cross petition asking
judgment for $1,590.
Judgment was given the Central
Savings bank in Common Pleas
court against E. H-Spicer for $153.
A default judgment against Louise
E. Doyle, in the case of H. C. R.
Wall vs. the Summit County Ab
stract Co., has been vacated.
Emmet Swinehart has been ap
pointed guardian of Alfred Swigart.
T. DHIwyn Thomas, Eureka. Ill 31
Marie B. Faron, Akron 2fi
A HORSELESS CARRLVGE
Chas. B. Reid, 221 Valley st., of
Reid Bros.' shoe store, will be the
first Akron man to own a horseless
carriage. He ha ordered one, which
will be here the middle of June.
Several other business men are
thinking of buying them.
TWO RUNS A small incendiary
blaztinthe roar of Guthier's fish
market was extinguished .by the
chemical early kist evening. A false
alarm was sent in from BoxHU at 10