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THE DAILY DEMOCRAT
Edw. S. Harier Fred W. Gayer
Editors and Managers.
BdH. DeIjlOourt, llgr. AdTertltlng Dept
THB AKRON DEMOOKAT COMPANY
Democrat Block, Nos. 185 and 1S7 Main st.
IOX9 DISTAIfOI PHONE 190.
OFFICKB3 ASD DIBICT0R8.
President James V. "W elsii
Vice-President A-T. Paige
Secretary Fbed W. Gatek
Treasurer WiiilAM T. Battoi
EDW. 8. HARTER JKO. MONAMABA
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TO TELEPHONE THE DEMOCRAT CALL
SATURDAY, MAY 27
A "don't worry" club would be a
good thing for Akron's school
Text books manufactured in Akron
and teachers ' resident of Akron
should be given the preference by the
School Board. The merit of the books
as well as the teachers will not be
disputed. Akron excels in both.
In the Werner company Akron
has an institution that manufactures
the best school text books in the
world. And the company is not in
the school book trust. In view of
these facts it is hardly necessary to
tell the Board of Education that it
ought to make the most liberal use
of the Werner company's text books
compatible with the best interests of
the-schools-when it makes its annual
selection this year.
The committee appointed to
"inquire into the management and
conducting of the public schools"
has invited public distrust in the
very beginning of its investigation
by deciding to withhold all infor
mation coming before it from the
people. What has happened in con
nection with the management of the
public schools that the people should
not know? Has anybody been ac
cused of something that cannot bear
the light of publicity? At Toledo
two years ago, even when charges
reflecting upon the character and
good name of a school official were
under investigation, no attempt was
made to keep all the facts from the
people. Just why the Akron investi
gation, of not nearly so personal a
nature as Toledo's, should be con
sible, is not apparent upon the sur
face. According' to the census of 1890,
the whole number of persons in the
United States, including farmers
and others, whose homes were mort
gaged was 1,C96,890. The aggregate
of all the mortgages on the homes
of the people of the United States
was $2,132,549,568. By the reduction
of the value of farm products, by the
reduction of the prices of labor, and
the actual .loss of labor by lack
of employment, twice the amount"
of farm products and twice the
labor forces are required to pay the
above large aggregate of home mort
gage indebtedness as was required
in 1873, which has been equivalent to
making the aggregate of home
mortgage indebtedness in the
United States at the present
time the enormous sum tf
$4,265,899,126. :No wonder -our
nation is wrenched aud shaken to its
very foundation. Hundreds of thou
sands of mortgaged homes have been
lost to the owners as a result of
United States laws appreciating the
value of money and depreciating the
values of property.
A LITTLE MORE ASSURANCE.
The sentiment of Akron people is
undeniably in favor of giving all the
teachers in the public schools the
frank assurance that while their
work meets the required standard of
efficiency they are not to be dis
turbed in their positions. If this
needed assurance has not been with
held, or, if not openly withheld,
given in a dubious or halting man
ner, why all these complaints of un
rest among the teachers?
The vacation season will soon be at
hand, but to many it may bring any
thing but the joy its name implies.
Worry and apprehension will in many
instances take the place of rest and
If Akron's teachers are nof, to be
disturbed in their employment so
long as their work conforms to the
right standard, why not tell them so,
without equivocation and without
A teacher who tries to do- good
work while constantly under the
fear of dismissal from the schools,
works under a fearful handicap. It
Bhould be an easy matter for the
Board of Education to determine
what is responsible for this epidemic
of harrowing uncertainty among the
teachers. And it is hoped that when
the responsibility shall have been
fixed, the Board will have the cour
age to apply the measures necessary
to its correction, no matter what
special interests 'may have to be as
bailed, what favorites uiTended, or
Climax stoves and ranges sold by Jahant &
Co., 166 S. Howard st., successors to Ja
hant & Weber.
Was Won by Miss Lucy
An Excellent Program Given at the
The Demorest silver medal con
test at Grace Reformed church Fri
day evening, given under the aus
pices of the W.C.T.U. and directed
by Miss Elmie Warner, was a liter
ary success. The medal was won by
Miss Lucy Bowe, of this city, in an
oration on "The Bridal Wine Cup.!'
In rendering the decision, the judges
paid high compliments to the other
contestants, all of whom delivered
their orations in a pleasing and able
manner. The judges were Mis Ca
retta McEbright, Prof. B. S. Thomas
and Mr. W. E. Slabaugh.
There were five contestants for the
medal, and the program executed
was as follows :
Solo by Miss Beatrice McCue; "A
Terrible Charge," Elmer Hartzel;
"Swear Off,." E. H. Taggart; Quar
tette, uLead Kindly Light," Messrs.
Sirdefield, Wakelam, Burnham and
Benner; "The Old Man's Story,"
Miss Cicily. Bishop; "Old Soapy,"
John Knapp; "The Bridal' Wine
Cup," Miss Lucy Bowe; Quartette,
"Sunset," Messrs. Sirdefield, Wake
lam, Burnham and Benner. With
the exception of Mr. Hartzel of
Wadsworth, and Miss Bishop of Bar
berton, the performers of the pro
gram were all of this city
These medal contests wereinaug-r.
urated in 1886 by William Jennings
Demorest, a temperance worker, as a
means of educating the youth of the
land in the principles of the prohi
bition of the liquor traffic. All sub
jects for orations must be taken from
some topic likely to forward the
Welker Pleads Not Guilty
Broadway Citizens Indignant Over
the Death ot Fetzer.
The motorman who operated the
Akron, Bedford & Cleveland car,
which ran into and killed John 'Fet
zer, a farmer of Warrensville, O.,
Thursday morning on Broadway, in
the South End, was arraigned in the
Cleveland police court Friday on the
charge of manslaughter.
The motorman is Calvin Welker.
He is out" on bail, and his case was
continued until June 8. Mr. Fetzer
was well known in Cleveland and
owned one of the finest farms near
Warrensville. He leaves a wife and
eight children. It is alleged that the
car that struck Fetzer was going at
the rate of 25 miles an hour.
Broadway residents are very in
dignant over the killing of Fetzer,
says the Plain Dealer. Through
their councilmeu, Messrs. Green and
Coughlin, the citizens will petition
the council to compel the electric
line to observe the speed ordinance.
According to this ordinance the
cars must not run at a greater speed
than 12 miles an hour in the out
skirts and eight miles an hour down
Councilman Green said Friday
that the A., B. & C: cars are put
through at twenty miles an hour out
"The motormen are not to blariie,"
said Mr. Green. "They have to make
the run on the time card. It is a
matter of bread and butter to them.
The oilicials are to blame, it would
seem to me, for they establish the
Mr. Green said that he expects his
constituents will draw up a petition
on the matter, which he will present
to the Council.
Bottom Prices On Door Screens.
Door screens only 50c in household
department, second floor, at J. J.
Brasaemle's successor to P. R.
Smith's 5c and 10c store. No. 118
South Howard st. Tel. 138.
Illustrated Booklet Free.
Those contemplating a trip to an
nual meeting National Educational
association, to be held at. Eos Ange
les, Cal., July 11 to U, 1809, or others
who desire to take advantage of tlie
low rate, should not fail to procure a"
copy oi tins interesting booklet, is
sued by the Chicago & North-Western
R'y, giving full information as to
routes, time of train, rates and
other valuable and necet.sary infor
mation. Sent free upon receipt, of 2
cent postage by D. W. Aldridgu, 127
The Arcade, Cleveland, Ohio.
Hall Hour Service on A. B. & C. Line.
Commencing Saturday, May 27th,
and daily thereafter cars on The Ak
ron, Bedford & Cleveland railroad
will run every half hour, leaving on
the oven hour and half hour. Sneoial
service on Decoration day.
parilla is Peculiar
to Itself. It is
a medicine as
tar ahead of the
electric light is
thelallow dip. The
making it are
selected with the
and are gather
time theyposx sess the
g r e a t e s tremedial
v a 1 ue. The pecuK
11 lv Icess used in
Hood's! I Sarsa
parilla, are unknownAi I to an7
other, thus making Hood's i Sar
saparilla peculiar to itself. I JS j18
value of this peculiarity is best sho wn
by actual results. And Hood's Sarsa-
parilla has a record of cures unequal-
ed in medical history.
Has more of
them, greater succes;
any p other
eases, hunors, Ecrof-
ula, salt rheum, rheu
matism, cataryfh, and all other
troubles traceablto impure or vi
tiated blood. Possessing great Btom-ach-tonins
an I alities, it cures indi
up the nerves,
and reviving brain
strength aud ci
prostration. As a n
svstem auu cures
thst I. red teelin;
" "-' " ""M ?.
this lor others an.!" a
If lis nnn
hat it dots for) 9 &"oth -'ere it
will do lor you.(J' All we ask for
Hood's Sarsapanlla, is a necessity, an
i;f 'nutty and a fair trial. Be sure
t. set Hnod'p. Sold by drunjiists.
"ii'ji.ircd only by C. 1. 'llno.1 &. Co..
' ov.tii, Masa. 11 jittrtr uttupptjit.tis.
Produced Against Sa
. loonist Koerber.
Plans For Drawning Men Into the
Sale of Liquor.
It is believed by many that the
campaign inaugurated against local
saloon keepers on a charge of selling
liquor on Sunday is the work of an
anti-saloon leas-no J" m ers-nf
the Ministerial Alliance deny luiving
anything to do with the prosecu
tions. The evidence produced against
John Koerber, in one of the charges,
showed that he had not sold liquor
over the bar, on Sunday, but had
served it to some friends in one of
the rooms of his residence. As told
in Friday's Democrat the case
against him was dismissed by Justice
J. R. Campbell for lack of evidence.
Tt has also been stated that plans
have been employed whereby saloon
keepers might be drawn into selling
liquor on Sunday, by persons calling
to secure the beverage simply as a
means of procuring evidence against
The recent case against Koerber
will likely be heard on the same day
as" the hearings to be given Berrodin
and Smith, arraigned on similar
charges. Time of hearing is set for
Wednesday, May 31.
Berrodin has given bond in the
sum of $100 for his appearance at the
Flags Decoration Day Flags.
Big stock of flags for Decoration
Day, wholesale and retail. All sizes,
all prices, at J. J. Brasaemle's, suc
cessor to P. B. Smith's cc and 10c
store. No. 118 South Howard st.
PURE P1FFI II
For Preserving: Jellies and Fruits
Extract from a paper read by Mrs. J. S.
McKeniy, of Fairfield, la., at the Farm
ers' Institute, held in Fairfield February
15th and 16th, 1899:
"1 cannot forbear digressing from
my subject a moment to praise the
use of Paralline in keeping jellies and
jams from molding. Perhaps some
one, like myself, may have had
trouble- in this direction: but Par
alline has removed all trials. When
your jelly is cool, shave oil a little of
your Parafllue into a cup, set on back
of the stove and melt, then turn a
little over top of jelly. A couple of
teaspoonfuls is sufficient for a glass
of jelly, care being taken to cover
every particle of jelly. This is an
extremely nice and economical wav
to care for jams and jellies. Thi-ii,
too, there is no waste of the Par
afllnc; for, on removing from the
jelly or jam, it may bo washed and
laid away to bo used again the fol
Half Hourly Service on the A. B. & C. Line.
Commencing Saturday, May 27,
cars will run every half hour, leaving
Akron Ji:30 a.m. and every half hour
0::!0 a.m. until 7 p.m. and at 8, 0 and
10:30 p.m. Special service on Deco
In many impor
SI I at the
. nerve I
a Ay I
Joint Field Day.
Teams From Schools Will
Meet at Canton.
Program of Events Has
Two Akron Boys Carried off
the City Championship-
The committee on arrangements
for the joint field day met with the
Akron representatives yesterday,
says the Canton News-Democrat.
The proposition from Canton High
school for A.H.S. to send track team
to this city was accepted, the team
to be composed of twelve men. The
date for the contest was decided to
be June 2, 1899. It was agreed that a
program be made out nd presented
to the committee for consideration.
The three-legged race and 440-yard
run were withdrawn from the pro
gram, so as to shorten it to sixteen
events, after which the program was
accepted as follows:
l,shot put; 2, 100-yard dash; 3,
standing broad jump ; 4, running high
jump;o, 50-yard dash: fi, running
hop, step' and jump; 7, hammer
throw ; 8, 220-yard run ; 9, half mile
cycle race; 10, hurdle race; 11, stand
ing hop, step and jump pl2, relay
race; 18, running broad jump; 14,
pole vault; 15, two mile cycle race;
lfi, mile run ; Akron High school to
furnish three officials, a judge, time
keeper and scorer. Each event is to
be contested by three members from
each school. The first three places
will be counted as follows; First
place, five .points; second, three
tvFiut-T-rnird, oniinIti .'- "-
tests to be governed by modern ama
The hurdles to be used are to be 3
feet 3 inches in height, to be 10 in
number, and race for 120 yards, the
contestants to run singly.
The prize to be given to the win
ning school, to be a plate on which
the name of the school and track
team is to be engraved, cost to be
about $10 and the edge to be engraved
with figures of athletes.
No student shall take part in events
who have not attended school pre
vious to May 22, 1895.
Belay race to bo half mile and con
sisting of four members from each
school. Each man entering the
contests shall pay an entrance, fee
of 25c, this including entrance to
Signed Henry A. Schkantz,
ClABEXCE C. CARLTOX,
Claim the Championship.
-The K.A.C. claims the champion
ship of Akron of teams of 15 years or
under. They are open for engage
ments. Their batting order follows:
Ernest Hamilton, c. ; Archie Banny,
p. ; Paul Dillon, 1st b. ; Hal Knight,
2d b.; Frye Hoffman, s.s.; Maurice
Knights, 3d b.; Carl Diers, l.f. ; How
ard Brenizer, c.f.; Geo. Murdoch, r.f.
Two Akron boyb," Howland and
Morrill, were prize winners in the
field day exercises of University
school at Cleveland Friday. Merrill
won the 100-yard dash in 10 4-5 sec
onds and the 220-yard dash in 17 1-5
seconds. He was second in the run
ning broad jump. Howland was
third in the same event. Ho won
the-440-yard run in 1:00 4-5.
Officers of the Library Board Elect
ed Special Meeting.
The Library Board organized Fri
day afternoon by electing Louis Sey
bold president, John Moniiner, treas
urer, and W. T. Vmighan, secretary.
The now members of the Board aro
Will J. Doran, W. T. Vaughan and
V. P. Humphrey. Those holding
over aro Louis Soybold, John Mem
mer and M." .1. Hoynes.
A special meeting will bo held
next Thursday evening to wind up
the business affairs of the old board.
In the inoaiitimu President Soybold
will appoint his committees.
"" 1 MY nEIIfilTIilN
P. H. Schneider Co.
Closed All Day Decoration Day, May 30th.
We are showing lame assortments of season
able DRY GOODS.
New Parasols 'and Umbrellas
New Shirt Waists, white and colored
New Ribbon and Leather Belts
New Buckles and Shirt Waist Sets
New Linen and Pique Skirts
New Wash Goods, and White Goods
New Laces and Embroideries
SUITS, SKIRTS, JACKETS
P. H. SclineTder Co
155 and 1ST South Howard st.
As Praticed by Commis
Two Men Employed Where There Is
Work For One.
An example of municipal economy,
Republican brand, is furnished by
the recent action of Commissioner
As chairman of the street commit
tee he recommended the appoint
ment of George Wilson ut, inspector
for the Maple- street pavement.
James Mahoney was at the time
serving in that capacity. His work
was thoroughly satisfactory to every
body except Mr. Crisp. Mr. Ma
honey had been a candidate for ap
pointment as City Commissioner in
opposition to Mr. Crisp. The two
Democratic members of the Board
voted against Mr. Crisp's motion to
depose Mahoney and it was lost.
This, however, did not cool down
Chairman Crisp's desire- to get even
with Mr. Mahoney. Notwithstand
ing the fact that the Board had re
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II 170 South ?y!ain St.
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iFine Tailoring. 1
Our designs are very beautiful and prices as
low sis consistent with the best class of work.
A FiHAl WIND-UP SALE !
THIS SMALL. BET'OUR
ST SEASON IN MILLINERY BUSINESS
And will on JUNE 1st begin a WINDINU-UP SALE.
This :xo space does not give us a chance to talk lengthy" about
prices, but will state that you can buy the BEST OF GOODS for
one-fourth of the regular price, many goods for much less. $4.00
Hats for 2$5fl.OO, etc.
Remember June 1st.
fused to sanction such action, he
looked up Mr. Wilson and ordered
him to go to work on Maple st. as in
spector. Mr. Mahoney, who has re-
received no notice to discontinue, is
still serving as inspector. There is
fit necessity of having two men as
one is sufficient. And as a result of
Mr Crisp's orders, the city is paying
double price for au inspection of the
The Arrangements For Father Ma
The committee on arrangements
for the celebration of the 25th anni
versary of Rev. Father Mahar's or
dination in the priesthood met in the
Catholic rooms in thexDoyle block
Friday evening and reviewed the ar
rangements made. Kverything
necessary to the success of the occa
sion lias been arranged.
It was decided to decorate the
church, the American flag to be con
spicuously displayed among the de
Fly Nuisance Problem Solved.
The best place to buy window
screens at 10c is at J. J. Brasaemle's,
successor to P. K. famuli's 5c and iOc
store. No. 118 South Howard st.
Are your teeth like this? If
they are, go to the Philadel
phia Dental Rooms. Crown and
Bridge wor, per ttfoth, $5.
Extracting positively pain
less, vitanzea air sue. ex
Philadelphia Denial Rooms,
126 Socti Mala St., Afcron, 0.
';, 1., IJ9 and 121
?igj Kirkwood Street
- a uuil uuuuuimvi .
One Will Ee Sent to Republican
' State Convention.
OTHERS PItOPOSE TO CONTEST.
Petitions Clroulntea For Anti-Cox Con
vention In Hamilton Count) Time or
l'lat-e 'ot JIentioned?For Fear Cox
Might Capture it.
Cincinnati, May 27. For tome Hme
the Republican factions in this county
have been arranging for contesting dele
gations at the Republican state conven
tion in Columbus next week. The
conuty committee will appoint SO dele
gates to:lay, headed by George B. Cox.
This will be known as the regular dele
gation. The opponents of Cox cannot calL a
mass-convention until after the coun
ty ceutral committee takes action,
but propose to select another delegatiou
on Monday or Tuesday, although none
of the members of the county commit
tee co-operato with them.
Petitions were circulated for the anti
Cox convention, without the time or
pluce being mentioned, as it is feared
the Cox Republicans would capture the
mass convention also.
sixth Ohio Arriel Home.
Toledo, May 27. The Sixth Ohio
regiment, which has just returned from
guard duty in Cuba, reached home.
They were "met with a remarkable wel
come, in which nearly every civic, aud
military society in the city participated.
A banquet will be tendered ihe men of
the regiment ou the evening of June (i.
Iiockefelier Wants Milt DUmisteil.
Cleveland, May 27. John D. Rocke
feller, through his attorneys, Mesrs.
Kline and Moore, made a motion before
Judge Stone of the common pleas court
to dismiss the 11,000,000 suit of James
Corrigan against him.
BROTHER'S DEATH KILLED SISTER.
Mother Ahoill to Hie From the Mioek,
Pittsbuug, May ,27. John Pfeiffer,
22 years of age, who was employed at
the sawmill of" ISicholas Nolte, was
crushed to death while attempting to
pass between two moviug freight cars
on the Montour railroad.
"Vhen the news was communicated to
his 20-year-old sister at his home, at
Scott's station, she dropped ou the floor
and died from heart failure, caused by
the shoek. She was coiivalescin&from
a severe illness.
The shock caused by these two suddeu
deaths caused the mother of tlie victims
to take ill, and it was feared that she
would also die. The two were buried
in one grave.
INTERFERED IN PEARS' CASE.
Guatemalan. OtlWlal Asked United State
Jto Arbitrate With Honduras.
Washington, May 27. The Honduras
government resisted tbe demand to the
utiuost for an indemnity of $10,000 in
behalf of the relatives of Frank Pears
of Pitttsburg, who was killed by a
sentinel. It asked to have the case ar
lutratod, but the facts were so clear and
the precedents so strong that the state
department declined the proposition.
United States Minister Hunter informed
the state department that the Guate
malan minister at Tegucigalpa, the
Honduran capital, came forward with
an earnest-appeal to the United States
to arbitrate the case aud not act harshly
PENROSE FOR M'KINLEY.
Said lie Would Adocate a Kenouiiua
tiou In reuulrania Platform.
PiHLAiELPHiA,May27. United States
Senator Penrose in an interview ex
pressed himself as approving the ad
ministration of President McKinley and
the suggestion for his nomiuatiou to
succeed niuit.elf by the Republican na
Tne senator declared his purpose to
advocate the adoption of a plank in the
coming Republican state convention en
dorsing the national administration, and
emphatically declaring the sentiment of
the Republicans of Pennsylvania iu
favor of the reuomiuation of the presi
dent. A ISradtlock Soldier! Fmier.il.
PrrrsBUKCi, May 27. The funeral oc
curred in Braddock of "W. A. Brown,
the Braddock soldier, who died at Maro
Island from wounds received in the
Philippine islands. The services were
conducted in iSt. Thomas Roman Catho
lic church by Rev. Father Thos. Hickcy,
after which the interment occurred m
the Moiiongahela cemetery. The hearse
was ecorted by tno Maccabee Drum
corps aud a srpiad of eight youths of the
New York, May 27. The carriage
coucamiug .Alexander wmton auu Air.
Shanks arrived at city hall from Cleve
land. The automobile left Cleveland at
0 o'clock Mouday morning, making the
trip in 4 days, 11 hours and 45 minutes,
covering the distance of 707 4-10 miles
iu two days better than was hoped by
Cars Every Half Hour on A. B. & C. Line.
Commencing Saturday, May 27,
and daily thereafter, cars on the Ak
ron, Bedford & Cleveland line will
run every half hour between Akron,
Boston Ledges, Bedford and Cleve
land. Cars will leave Akron at 5:30
a.m. and every half hour G:30a.m.
until 7 ii.in. and at 8,9 and 10::0 p.m.
Cars will leave Cleveland every half
hour as follows: o a.m. anil every
half hour G a.m. until S p.m. and at
9, 10 and 11:10 p.m.
South IVlairi s-fc.
Formerly on E. Mill st.
Umbrellas made to order strictly
up-to-date. Finest and most com
plete line of unique and artistic
handles carried by anyone in the
Repairing a specialty
All work guaranteed
143 South Main Street.
c Lawn lowers and S
Hnse. Plat? Olas
I Mixed Paints & Lead.
Tools of all kinds.
No. 511 S. Main st.
The Best of Help,
A Cool Shop,
411 South Main St.
After "Wednesday, May 17,
our place of business will be found
NO. 318 Mill St.
While we are building on our present
site. And as we wish to reduce our
stock shalL sell everything at cut
Hay Not be Just as You
But there is no reason for it,
when it costs no more to have
what you want. We have the
correct things in-at the correct
J. A. WENDELL & CO.
"OX THE HILIi"
264 West Market Street.
Practical Repairer or
mW with the Jolm Church L"o tif
The only Expert Repairer of Musical
Instruments in Akron or
On Omul Hrliluf.
ne i i ill Room
No. 19 H South Howard st.
Serves the test Java and Mocca .
Coffee -witu cream lor
Also a fall stock ot Imported and Domestic
Clears, Tobaccos and Cigarettes.
Sam C- Ahi-fcelEJv
The Purest and Finest .
(Muenchen) always on draught.
Cor. Mala and E. Market Sts.
DETTLING BROS., Props.
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