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VOLUME EIGHT. NUMBER 46
AKRON, OHIO, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 13, 1899.
PRICE ONE GENT
For Want of Funds.
Baughman Cannot Comply
With Court's Order.
Brought In on Attachment
Probably the Longest Defense
Testimony In Martin's Case
James Baughman was brought in
from Barberton Tuesday on an at-
tachment for contempt issued by
He was ordered to pay alimony to
his wife Catherine Baughman. This
he neglected to do. When brought
before the court he said he knew of
the order, but that he had not and
could not comply with it. He says
he has no funds which he can use for
His attorney was not present and
the hearing on the attachment was
continued until Thursday.
Long Drawn Oul Defense:
The combined height of the three
attorneys for S. A. Martin, Messrs.
.Rowley, Bradley and Voris, is 18 feet
8 inches. -This constitutes the long
est defense on record where there
were only three lawers. The state
has not finished its case. Tuesday,
one of the witnesses was Rev. F. T.
Dunbar of Newcomerstown. He said
that he had paid $250 to Martin. The
company alleges that the money
never reached the Akron office.
John Grady, formerly a railroad
engineer, was adjudged insane Tues
day in Probate Court. He has be
come totally blind. This affliction
has resulted in his losing his mind.
He believes people are trying to kin
him and to defend himself he carries
knives. Aiew days ago he made An
assault on his wife in which he
broke her nose.
A transcript has been filed by
Squire W."F. Coleman in Probate
court of the case of the State vs.
Charles and F. A. Menches. They
are charged with conducting a Sun
day theater at Summit Lake park.
Mary M. Baldwin has filed an ac
tion in which she seeks to recover
$270.51, the amount of a judgment
against Louisa A. Meacham. She
says the latter has. fallen heir to a
share of the estate of Alexander
A. A. Plumer has filed a cross pe
tition in the action.of John J. Dief
endorff vs. F. P. Chamberlain et al.
He alleges he holds a mortgage note
against the parties for $2,500.
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$t to $3
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good ones at
We" are giving special bar-
5c, re, 8c, 10c
Our assortment of white H
and colored wash goods can
not be beaten.
To be Made by Prof. R.
Generally Believed That Committee
Will Recommend Change.
Monday night the school board In
vestigation committee met until
It was intended to have Prof. R. S.
Thomas make a statement, but the
business strung out so long that
Prof. Thomas was not reached.
Board members F. G. Frese and J.
W. Kelley and Miss Anna Thomas,
f ormerly a High school teacher, were
present to hear his statement. He
will give it tonight.
Prof. Thomas was notallowed to be
present at the secret session.-
The witnesses examined wero E.
H. Birney, principal of the High
school; Miss Gertrude Clark, teach
er in the Henry school; Miss Julia
Cochrane, reading teacher in the
High school, and Fred Harpham,
who has a grievance against Prof.
Some member espected to wind
up matters last night, but unforseen
information came to light which de
layed matters. It is extremely
probable that tonight's .session will
see the finish of the Investigating
committee's work. It is said that
one thing has been proven against
Prof. R. S. Thomas and that is that
he showed favoritism to teachers.
There is much speculation as to
the outcome. Nine out of ten are of
the opinion that the committee will
recommend a change.
South Akron Young Man Dazed Con
John A. Failor, 230 Coburn St., -a
conductor for the Akron Traction &
Electric comnanv was beaten bv
Burge B. Slusser Monday evening at
5:u near tne uiooe sign worKs in
Conductor Failor says he had
words with Mr. Slusser last Friday
morning about a transfer. Last
night when they met, Slusser hit
Failor a stinging" blow in the face,
knocking him down. Failor had
partly picked himself up when Slus
ser landed another Jeffries blow on
his phisognomy. This completely
dazed Failor. Slusser went home.
Parks' ambulance conveyed Failor
to his home. He is confined to his
Slusser pleaded guilty to a charge
of assault and battery in police court
Tuesday morning. He said he had
had ample justification for striking
Police Prosecutor C. C. Benner an
nounced that Failor was "laid up for
repairs." Sentence was reserved by
Mayor Young until Friday morning.
Conductor Failor, it will be remem
bered, had a similar rumpus with
ex-Commissioner Stipe a few years
Turner IrvinE., son of Mr. and
Mrs. Edward I. Turner, 132Benjamin
St., aged 2 months and 7 days, died
Monday, June 12, of inanition.
Funeral Wednesday at 1:30 o'clock
at the house. Interment at Stow
For Almost an Hour
That Stephen Houser Had
Believed That He Had
Startling Discovery Made
to Take His
The remains of Stephen Houser,
aged "1 years, who committed suicide
by hanging himself Monday morn
ing were viewed by Coroner Leber
man and a Democrat reporter Mon
Mr. Houser had resided at Clark's
Mills for a quarter of a century and
was well known in his neighborhood.
For half a year he has been scarely
able to talk or walk. He had been
melancholy. Houser had never
spoken of taking his own, life. Sun
day, however, Jie went to the barn
Monday morning he arose as usual
and ate a hearty breakfast. He was
accustomed to going to the barn and
would sometimes take a uap. Be
tween 9 and 10 o'clock Monday he
went to the place. JNo suspicions
were aroused until his wife thought
he was staying longer than usual.
She found him lying at the foot of a
ladder, his body doubled up.
'Neighbors soon congregated." After
they had left I. P. Blackson decided
to lay Mr. Houser out. Schuyler
Viers caught hold of his feet and
Blackson his head. When they at
tempted to move him the discovery
was made that he had hanged him
self, which was nearly an hour after
he was discovered by his wife.
It is believed that he premeditated
suicide because he visited the barn
so frequently Sunday. He fastened
a rope on the round of a ladder that
led to the hay mow, placed the loop
around his neck and slid down the
Coroner E. O. Iieberman in his re
port will say that death was due to
strangulation, with suicidal intent.
Children who mourn his death are
Mrs. Hanna Schaeffer, James Houser
of Akron ; Mrs. Emma Arstrong of
Cleveland and W. H. Houser of
Mendon, St. Joeco, Mich.
The funeral will probably be held
CLASS PICTURE TAKEN The
graduating class of the Akron High
school had a number of class pictures
taken at Goddard studio Monday
FOOD IN LIQUID
For a Book-
I am a bookkeeper in a large jrro-
cery store, and consequently meet a
great many people. We find large
numbers of customers who are trou
bled with the effects of coffee. I
know only too well how to sympa
thize with them, for I have suffered
so much from stomach trouble
caused by the use of coffee.
About two years ago, one of your
representatives gave me a sample of
Postum, and I was glad of the op
portunity to try something that
would furnish 'me with a good morn
ing beverage, but not give me the
trouble that coffee did.
The reason some people fail to
make good Postum is that they un
dertake to get the good out of the
cereals by a few minutes' boiling,
whereas not less than twenty-five
minutes should be use in making a
good Dot full of Postum. When it is
properly boiled, it is a most deli
cious coffee, and a perfect drink in
every respect. Often when I have
had no appetite for solid food, I
could partake of several cups of Pos
tum, and feel plentifully nourished
until the next meal. I have been
glad to tell customers of the comfort
and relief they could find in the use
of Postum. Naturally wo have aug
mented our sales greatly on it, until
now we send out hundreds of pack
ages in a. year. One of our customers
towhomjl recommended it, has just
been in, and tells me they have all
grown very fond of Postum, includ
ing several members of the family
who reside in different parts of the
State. With best wishes, F. Lati
mer,'.1274 Marketst., Oakland, Cal.
Our remarkable spring trade in Carpets has
led ns to again make heavy purchases. These
goods arrived Monday and are placed on sale
The Pleasure Season Is at Hand
At OUR PRICES go like a whirlwind
CeC" UAIET' The Optician, for Cameras and
Eib HHttj supplies for Your Vacation
Of the Famous Scully
Fined For Fighting on the Street
In police court Tuesday, William
Metzlerand AdamGrosjean pleaded
guilty to bartering on Sunday.
Each was fined $15 and costs.
Pat Scully and Wm. Galvin were
assessed $3 and costs for disorderly
conduct, by engaging in a fight on
Main st. last Saturday morning.
They are brothers-in-law and have
had trouble over a gasoline stove, in
which a bull pup figured extensive
ly. It will be remembered their
troubles were aired in Justice
The cases against Ed Halliwell
and Cornelius S. Smith, horse jock
ies, charged with attempting to trade
horses on Mill st., were continued
until next Monday. Both pleaded
not guilty. More arrests will bo
made for the same offense.
Mrs. Elizabeth Oberlin's case was
continued until next Tuesday.
"Old Timer" Bentley Wormold
again made his appearance on the
prisoners' bencn Tuesday morning.
Intoxication was the charge. He
was fined $2 and costs with K. P.
Skull and Lee Williams.
The arrest of Lee-Williams of Ben
jamin st was instrumental in caus
ing the arrest of Mr. and Mrs. John
Brassell. When officer Eugene Mur
ray arrested Williams, Mr. and Mrs.
Brassell called him vile names and
used profanity. Their cases will
be tried Wednesday.
John Brassell also pleaded guilty
to fighting with his brother, Thomas,
in Hall's park Sunday. He was tax
ed $10 and costs on this charge.
Thomas has skipped out of town.
The next time either of the Bras-
sells appear in Police court they will
be sent to the workhouse.
The Hartman-Early cases were
disposed of Tuesday as follows:
Terrance and Lawrence Early and
OHieHartman, discharged; Dewissie
Hartman, $5 and costs; Gay Hart-
man, $10 aim costs; .Ellen Early,
guilty. A.motion for a new trial was
filed in the Ellen Early case.
Italian Section Hands Designated For
Here, Working at Shenango.
The 50 Italians, expected to arrivo
from Chicago at this place Monday
evening to work on the local division
of the Epic, wero side-tracked at
Section hands weic needed there,
and when the train pulled in with
the laborers they were immediately
taken in charge and nrrangements
made to put them to work.
The outfit sent by the Italians to
this place was shipped H Shenango
- Brouse Co.
3 and Rosewood Cases,
$125 Cash Each
I A. B.
220 S. Main St.
In the Tragic Death of
L. A. Coulter.
Returning Home With Wedding Clothes
He Lost His Life.
There is greater pathos in the trag
edy wherein Mr. L. A. Coulter, a
prominent merchant of Creston, O.,
lost his life Monday evening from
the fact that today he was to have
gone to Delaware, O., to be united in
marriage with a popular young
woman of that place. Joy and hap
piness with one fell swoop has been
turned into hitter mourning.
Mr. Coulter spend the greater part
of Mon'day afternoon in Akron.
He was on his way home from Cleve
land, where he had purchased his
At this place he learned, that the
Erie train west at 12:20 p.m. did not
run on Monday. He then asked if
he could go through on a freight
train, and when told that there were
none going that way, he wired his
brother at Creston that he would ar
rive there on Erie train No. 3, which
leaves at 6:25 p.m.
At 4 p.m., however, an Erie west
bound freight came along. Being
very anxious to reach Creston as
soon as possible, Mr. Coulter board
ed tins train. When he attempted
to jump off at Creston he was thrown
under the wheels. "
The unfortunate man's head, both
arms and both legs wore cut off, and
the body otherwise mangled. "
The tragedy, so sudden and ghast
ly, has shocked the entire communi
ty in which he lived. His aftiancee
is prostrated with the shock, and
scores of friends today mourn the
loss of him who wns so prymmont
and popular among them,
Twenty One Years
Of Age or Over In Summit
Have Filed Reports.
Population Outside of
Peculiar Return Made
All Of the township asbessors have
filed their decennial enumeration
with the County Clerk.
The total number of males, outside
of Akron, who are over 21 years of
age is 8399. -This indicates a popula
tion of between 25,000 and 30,000 in
the country districts.
The male population over 21 years
of age by precincts is as follows : .
Boston ". 300
Coventry, N 451
Coventry, S 528
Cuyahoga Falls 752
Franklin Clinton 282
" Nimisila 240
Green East Liberty 171
.".'.: '"".... 483
Norton, W. ...
Portage, West 464
Tallmadge ." 361
Twinsburg . 223
Total ,.....' 8399
It must be remembered that this
enumeration included all males over
21 years, whether naturalized or not,
insane people and imbeciles.
A remarkable return was made by
the assessor in Cuyahoga Falls. He
says there are 752 males over 21 in the
township. The total is divided as
"Total reliable citizens 727. This
727 can be depended on for the pres
ent." "Uncertain, 30."
Just what he means is a question.
Non-Union Men On Their
At the Union depot Tuesday morn
ing a train load of non-union men
passed through the city on their way
from Cincinnati to Cleveland, where
they will work on the Big Consoli
dated street car line.
Quite a large crowd was at the de
pot and when the train, No. 27 on
the C. A. & C, stopped for a few
moments, the crowd hissed the non
union men considerably.
CHILDBEN AT RANDOLPH
Pupils of the Bryan school went. to
Randolph park, Tuesday morning
and spent the day pleasantly amid
the many pleasures of that beauti
In Store For Mrs. Charles Gerstner
Clyirles E. Gerstner, 159 Grant st.,
aged'27 years, 5 months and 5 days,
died Monday ovening of pneumonia.
He had resided in Akron his life
time. Deceased had only been ill 10
He leaves a wife and two small
children. They were visiting in To
ledo at the time of his death. Mr.
Gerstner accompanied his wife and
children to Clovcland on their way
to Toledo last Saturday.
A letter was received for Mr.
Gerstner this .morning fromhis wife
in Toledo. Mrs. Gerstner failed to
give her address, hence she has not
as yet been notified of her husband's
death. Edward Gorstne r has gone to
Toledo to locate her,
M. 0'Neii & Co
look, feel and wear well,
Ave are offering this week
In two styles, button or lace, patent or kid tip. Resmlar
2.50 value. fa "
We are offering a patent leather shoe, cloth top, best
calf skin in opera or mannish lasts at $3.50
That were made to sell at a higher price.
Are in season and we are furnishing them at prices rang
$1.00, to $1.25, $1.50, $2.00
$3.00 buys a 3.00 shoe in our regular stock, in all widths
on comfort-giving lasts.
. 0'Neil & Co.
ORATORICAL CONTEST W.W,
Foust of this city, a student in Heid
elberg university, is one of the con
testants for the Madison C. Peters
prize, given to the best orator of the
junior class. It will be held Friday
evening. There are five other as
pirants for the prize.
FESTIVAL OF ROSES Tho"Fes
tival of Roses," was a unique "and
happy social entertainment at the
First Baptist church Monday even
ing. The church was prettily deco
rated with roses and a program given
each part of which touched on roses.
Strawberries, ice cream and cake
TIME OF LEAVING The special
train which will take the Werner
Benefit association excursion to
Cedar Point willJeava Akron at 6:20
Saturday morning, reaching its des
tination at U:30 a.m. The return
train will leave Sandusky at 7p 'clock,
arriving at Akron at 10 o'clock.
WANTED A good cat to catch
mice. Call at 114 Vine st. and brinj
cat along with you atOa.m.Wednes
EPWORTH LEAGUE PICNIC
The Epworth League of the First
M.E. church will hold a picnic at
Gaylord's Grove Wednesday after
noon. Supper will be served at six
ROBBERIES Sol. K. Neal of
South Main st. says that somebody
stole $10 from his house at 3:30 Sat
urday afternoon and that a thief tried
to break into his house again Mon
day night but was scared away. He
says a $3.50 ring was taken from Jap
Falor's home, South Main st. Satur
OFFICERS ELECTED Akron
Lodge No. 1, of the Pathfinder, at
their meeting Monday night, had
for guests several members of the
lodge at Randolph. After the busi
ness of the meeting, light refresh
ments were served, and a good time
had in general. Officers for the en
suing six months were elected. They
are: President, E. J. Hard; vice
president, Edward F. Sauvain;
chaplain, Mrs. R. D. Westfall ; sec
retary, James W. Harter; treasurer,
Geo. L. Curtice; sergeant-at-arms,
John Nye ; guide, Miss Belle Weiss ;
inside guard, Harry Huber; outside
guard, Fred L. Turner; pianist, Miss
Henry Klein and Miss Carrie Dul
ler will be married by Rev. Father
J. B. Broun Wednesday morning at
9 o'clock at St. Bernard's church.
Mrs. Chas. Oberlin of East Market
At., left Monday evening for a
mouth's vacation at Mount Clem
ents, for the benefit of her health.
Mr. Chas. -It. Hill, formerly of the
Boston Store, left for Montreal, Cana
da, this morning, where ho will take
charge of the window trimming for
Lepage & Co., of that place.
Early Morning Wedding.
Henry J. Borrodin, of 617 Yale st.
extension, a clerk in Ganyard &
Myers, also page at tho City Council,
and Miss Frances M. Loser, who
lives witli her guardian, J. A. Roli
ner, corner of Sherman and Thorn
ton sts., were married at 5:30 o'clock
Tuesday morning at St. Bernard's
Catholic church by Rev, Father J.
B. Brown. Miss Katie Roliuor acted
as bridesmaid and nun Morten as
groomsman. Mr. and Mrs. Borrodin
received many beautiful presents.
They left at 0 o'clock for a week's
visit at Twin Lakes, Put-in-Bay and
Mackinac island. After June 20 thoy
will be at home to friends at 617
Yale st. extension,
Need a Shoe
will try the shoe CM Q9
at 3 1 f
Reports for Last Two Months Show
A decided increase is shown in tlie
receipts of the Akron postofflce for
May, 1899, over the receipts for May,
During the last mouth the "sale of
stamps amounted to $10,420.87; for
same month last year, $8,571.43; in
crease over la.st year, $1,849.44.
For April, 1899, $13,1SS.9S; for April
189S, $7,624.52; increase over last
Receipts for April and May, 1899,
$23,609.85; for April and May,-1898,
$16,195.95; increase over last year,
Quarterly- reports are made in Jan
uary, April, July and October. The
fiscal year in the. postofflce ends
June 30. The showing for this year
has thus far been remarkably good,
and will entitle the office to more
modern facilities and improvements.
Taken Into Cleveland on the Steam
A. B. & C. cars are now running
within a quarter of a mile of Miles
avenue. From there passengers are
either taken to the central part of
the city in carriages, or on board C,
C. & S. steam cars,-which run evcry
No serious outbreak has yet been
made by the strikers, but trouble is
momentarily expected. Large forces
of policemen are on guard in the
troublesome districts. -
Bvxx To Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Rynn, 20S Crosby st., Wednesday,
June 7, a son.
Bkowxswoktii To Air. and Mrs.
Frank Brownsworth, 255 Johnston
st., Thursday, June S, a daughter.
Pii.vi'1'KKT To Mr. and Mrs. Peter
W. Plappert, 40S E. Exchange st,
Monday, June 12, a son.
LOOK AT THE
Summer Attractions in
our show windows
And most important of
all for the little folks
Our stock is complete
in all these lines.