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VOLUME EIGHT. NUMBER 51
AKRON, OHIO, MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 19, 1899.
PRICE ONE CENT
AKRON DAILY DEMOCRAT
To Serve Summons
And an Important Wit
ness Was Missing. '
Careless Way of Attend
ing to Business.
Default Judgment Taken
Rev. Father Doherty, an im
portant witness in the hearing on the
exceptions to the account of Andrew
Cassidy, as administrator of the es
tate of Michael Daugherty, was not
present Monday morning, and it was
necessary to postpone the matter un
til a later date.
He was subpoenaed by the pla iu-
tiffs. It is a question whether . the
Eummons ever reached him. The
party who was to serve the paper in
formed Judge Anderson that he had
given them to a third man who said
he" -would take them to thoYriest.
This method of carrying out the or-ders-of
the court provoked consider
LewiB Siegfreid, the plaintiff in a
divorce "case against Cozella Siegr
. freid, has filed a reply to his wife's
answer find cross petition. He ad
mits that he has used harsh names
in addressing her, but says heudid 60
when ifnder great provocation. He
also states lhat he has slapped her
on the body with his open hand
when remonstrating against her con
duct. The husband claims Mrs.
Siegfreid is extremely vicious, malic
ious and exasperating, that she has
beat him with a poker, and that she
threw a table fork at. him, which
pierced and lacerated the flesh.of his
Answer and Cross Petition.
George Tv Perkins has filed an an
swer and cross petition in the case of
the Savings Building & Loan com
pany vs. A. L. Conger et al. He al
leges that he is entitled to $20,000
due on two life insurance policies
held by Col. Conger in the Penn Mu
tual Life Insurance company of
Grace I. Chase and-Cora D. Wolle
have filed a motion in which they
allege that the Common Pleas court
of Summit county has no jurisdiction
over them in the case of the Akron
Savings Bank Co. vs. John F. Seiber
ling et al.
The defendant in the case1 of Ma
tilda Roth vs. Kate M. Hitnsicker,
administratrix, has filed a motion
asking that judgment against her be
vacated. She alleges that she has a
good defense and that her attorney
was unable to be present when judg
ment was taken, on account of sick
ness. Calendar Entries.
A default judgment for $866.(50 was
given the plaintiff in the case of
Elizabety Laskaris vs. Lazuru N.
The injunction in the case of Nellie
M. Hower vs. the American -Cereal
Co. has been continued until June 26.
Bush J. Clark, Alliance 22
Bertha A. Wilson, Akron lfc
Program at Buchtel.
Program for the Buchtel Alumni
exercises at Crouse Gymnasium to
morrow afternoon at 2, follows:
Vocal solo, "Sing On," by Denza,
Miss Beatrice A. McCue; oration,
Robt. Tucker, of '91; piano trio,
military march by Shubert, the
Misses Kate Grnbb, Blanche Jack
son and Bessie Trowbridge.
l-OR RENT The residence located t 117
Wociter nv.j modern houso with (ill con
veniences. Call on prcml.c.
"We have just re-
a late shipment of Porch
Kockers, intended to sell
for 2.00 which Ave shall
1 0 per cent, off to close-
124-120 S.Howard st.
an Estate of Half
Has Been LocatedHer Story Is
a Strange One.
Tbe death of brewer William J.
Wright of Pittsburg, at the Hotel
Buchtel in this city, has revealed an
A special from Chicago says: Mrs.
Lucy Shmerl, of this city, today
asked aid of the local detective bu
reau in clearing up a mystery involv
ing an inheritance of $500,000.
A dispatch from Pittsburg some
days ago announced that William J.
Wright, vice president of the Phoe
nix Brewing company had died at
Akron, leaving the bulk of his $500,
000 estate to a daughter-in -Chicago,
the child of a woman he had married
there years ago, when he was gener
ally known under the name of Wil
liam J. Moran. Mrs. Shmerl states
that her father was William J.
Wright, and was generally known
under the name of William J. Moran,
and that he left his wife 22 years ago
and disappeared from the knowledge
of his family. Mrs. Wright obtain
ed a divorce, married a man named
Cook, and now lives in this city.
Mis. Shmerl, struck by the similar
ity in the assumed names, "William
J. Moran" and "William J. Mor
gan," and by the fact that her fath
er's real name was William J.
Wright, thinks It most probable that
she is the daughter referred to in the
Expect to Get Into Government Build
ing This Week.
The new government building ill
I be ready for occupancy as soon as
the electric lights and furniture have
been placed in it.
The work of varnishing the wood
work was completed Saturday at 4
o'clock. Postmaster L. S. Ebright
says the furniture was sent Satur
day. "If the freight traifi moves
along rapidly," said Dr. Ebright,
"we expect to move in this week."
Proceedings Against Or. Merrow
Court Took Action.
The charge of contempt against
Dr. Merrow was heard Saturday by
Judge Dempsey of Cincinnati. The
charge was that the accused had
been interfering with the receiver of
the former business of Merrow by
putting slips into the letters sent out
tellitig customers to send ail mail and
money to hiin. The court heard the
testimony and decided that ho would
appoint a representative to watch
the business and see that no more
interference took place.
Tour of Inspection.
A C, A. & C. private car and
anothercar drawn by a special en
glne'assed through the city Satur
day. The passengers were C, A. &
C. and Pennsylvania officials. No
stop was made here. It is said the
party was on nn inspecting tour.
Sermon to Seniors
Preached by President of
Pratical Lesson Drawn From
Won by Courage
Short, yet beautiful and comprehen
sive in character, were the services
held at Qrouse gymnasium, Sunday
morning, incident to the 27th com
mencement at Buchtel college. The
audience in attendance was of a fair
size, and was composed mostly of
immediate friends of the graduates.
Decorations were confined to the
rostrum which was almost converted
into a wilderness of palms. A back
ground of arbor vitae added beauty
to the scene as did also the trim
ming of the front part of the ros
trum with sprigs of arbor vite
thiough which were entwined the
class colors purple and lavender.
At 10:45 the class marched in and
took seats in the front row of chairs.
The members wore university caps.
The girls were nicely gowned in
White, and the bovs wore suits of
Whenall were seated, a choir of 25
voices, conducted!) Mrs. Ella Halla-
day, sang "Lead Kindly Light."
Miss Estelle Musson was piano ac
Following the singing, Rev. DrV
Ira A. Priest, college president, read
for a scripture lesson the latter part
of the 10th chapter of St. Mark, and
all present joined 'in singing "Come
Thou Almighty King."
Rev. A. B. -Church, pastor of the
Universalist church, offered an invo
cation full of gra'titude to Him who
leads young people to seek out the
truths of life, the depths, the rich
ness and pathos of God's words as
expressed by all nature.
After the singing of i'Jesus Lover
of My Soul," Rev. Dr. Priest preached
the baccalaureate sermon to the
class. The text of the sermon was
the 38th verse of the 10th chapter of
St. Mark "But Jesus said unto
thein, ye know not what ye ask; can
yc drink of the cup that I drink of?
and be baptized with the baptism
that lam baptized with?"
The sermon was full of ethics,
abounding with metaphor and simile,
eloquent and forceful and was inter
esting and beneficial to all who heard
it. Dr. Priest spoke of the circum
stances under which the words of the
text were spoken, having endowed
them with a peculiar sanctity, how
when the Savior, soon to be crucified,
was on His way to Jerusalem with
His disciples He described to them
the betrayal that wouldgive Him up
to crucifixion, and James and John
not understanding fully His words,
had asked that when He ascended
into glory one of them should sit on
His right hand and the other on His
The beautiful and practical lesson
drawn from the text was that only
by consecrated service, courage and
devotion can victory, honor or posi
tion be won. The speaker said:
"The bane of this modern time is to
get something for nothing, but in
true life you must pay to the utter
most farthing. No cross, no crown.
Position comes to us round by round
until we reacli the top of the ladder.
By struggle and perseverance we pay
the price of that position."
Reference was also made to man's
enjoyment of life. ."H the price is
paid in study and search, we may en
joy the beauties- of art and nature,
comprehend its teachings and profit
The flowers speak to us of
God: their beauty tenches u- of His
One of the lessons of the sermon
was that honesty, perseerauce und
righteousness in the individual
would win. Man is only cheated by
himself. .He owes it to himself to be
vigilant and watchful. It takes
trials and tribulations to make a
worthy and capable person. Often
while submittiag to humiliation we
are making strides toward victory.
The graduating class rose to listen
to the closing remarks of the sermon
which were intended for them. Dr.
Priest admonished them to grapple
every honest opportunity in the bus
iness world, and give good service,
never giving cheap service for cheap
Encounter Between Their
Pastor and the Mayor.
Pointed Remarks Made by Rev. J. S.
Rutledge at Glenville.
Rev. J, S. Rutledge, formerly in
charge of the the Main Street M. E.
church of this city, now pastor of the
St. .Clair Street M. E. church of
Glenville, continues his cnisade
against the open Sunday saloon.
His remarks have been addressed
more particularly to Robert Wright,
Mayor of the village. He holds him
responsible for failure to enforce the
law6. Sunday he preached a sensa
tional sermon, during which he ex
hibited several bottles of whisky
purchased at saloons on Sunday.
He urged that the Mayor do his
duty or give up the keys of office.
Glenville people have been worried
lest their village should gain notori
ety by an encounter between their
mayor and their Methodist pastor,
says the Leader. They are both
comparatively young men and what
is called, admiringly, "husky." It
is said that an Irishman and a
Scotchman may always he depended
on to fight it they are thrown into
contact, and that is the state of af
fairs in Glenville.
Regarding the possibility of an en
counter the Rev. Mr. Rutledge said
to a Leader reporter that that was
the one thing of which he was afraid.
"If we should meet sometime and I
should be exasperated beyond the
point where I could control my feel-
iugs," he said, "I should regret it allarade horses on Mill st. were tried.
my life. Down in the country where
I lived when a boy I had the reputa
tion of being a 'scrapper,' and- they
will tell you so today. I did not
spend five years In the gymnasium
for nothjng, either."
Population of the City
By the New Names In the City Direc
The Burch directory for 1899 will
likely be completed this week, and
distribution will be made the first of
The new directory will show quite
an increase in population over last
year, and there are, of course, more
names in the directory. Barberton
and Cuyahoga Falls will also be rep
resented which shows each of these
towns to have a population of 4,000;
and each will have 1.600 in the direc
tory As compared with last yearTs pop
ulation, 50,773, Akron's population
this year shows an increase of 2,787,
being estimated at 53,500. In the
directory there will be 21,424 names,
which, compared, with last year's
number, 20,309, shows an increase of
This incrcaso in population is
caused by persons moving into city
from out-of-town districts. Nearly
all of those who have moved into the
city have located here permanently.
As usual tho Smiths are in the
lead, more persons by that name liv
ing hero than any other. Those
names showing over 100 in the direc
tory are as follows: Smith, 254;
Miller, 191; Brown, 116; Myers, 110;
Johnson and Johnston, 103.
PENSION INCREASED The
pension of William Corbin of this
city has been increased from $G to $8
Great reductions on
A complete new
lJi5-15 , .Howard street.
Young Man and Girl
Taken Into Custody.
Boy Arrested on Charge of Malicious
Destruction of Property,
Howard Seright, employed at the
Sterling Boiler work in Barberton,
Was taxpd $2 and costs Monday
morning by Mayor Young for intoxi
cation. He was arrested about 2
o'clock Sunday morning in company
with Nettie Kline, l(i years old, also
of the Magic City. They had missed
the last car to Ba'iberton. The young
lady was put behind prison bars.
Sunday evening she was called for
by her parents, who took her home.
JohiH. Sealy, charged with beg-
crincr, pleade'd ruilty""""Hi''rsentenee''
was $5 and costs.
Andrew Sigfirth,aged 12 years, was
arraigned 'a charge of malicious de
struction of property. Saturday, it
is alleged, he threw a stone and
broke a window at the Akron Paint
& Color Co., on Canal st. He pleaded
not guilty. The case will be tried
The cases against Cornelius Smith
and Wm. Halliwell for attempting to
The prisoners were discharged.
ESCAPED FROM ASYLUM
Thomas Averill escaped from a pri
vate asylum in Wooster Saturday
and walked to Akron. He ap
proached Officer McConnell and
asked for lodging, whereupon he
was taken to the city prison for safe
AT YOUNGSTOWN About 25
persons left Monday morning for
Youngstown to attend the G. A. R.
"BOSSISM" Robert" Perkins will
deliver an oration on "Bossism" be
fore the alumni of Buchtel college
Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in
Crouse gymnasium. -The public is
BOX CAR DAMAGED A C. T. &
V. box car was damaged $50 by fire
at 9:05 Saturday evening. Its origin
is not known.
NO STATE ENCAMPMENT
There will be no state encampment
of the National Guard this year as
funds are too' low.
MISSIONARi ES T A L K E D
Rev. aTul Mrs. Gabriel Maguire, mis
sionaries recently returned fiom the
Congo district of Africa, addressed'
the Christian Alliance Sunday even
ing. . CHILDREN'S DAY Special ser
vices were held in the various
churches Sunday in honor of Chil
ONE OF THE SPEAKERS Prof.
N. h. Glover of this city will deliver
au address at the lifty-'-econd annual
meeting of the Ohio Teachers' asso
ciation, to be held at Put-in-Bay
June 27, 28 and 29.
No Direct Liabilities.
It is leassuiing to Pie friends of
Mr. F. A. Wilcox that his applica
tion for discharge in bankruptcy,
filed in the Cleveland court Satur
day, was not due to a press pf diiect
liabilities. Mr. Wilcox's direct lia
bilities are ' practically nothing.
Such liabilities as ho has wore in
curred as endorser, with six or eight
others, in a transaction concerning
the Zancsvllle Street Railway.
By the City Commission
Didn't Tell Court
Inference Is. That the Con
Was Filed to Make a Stolen
The remarkable affidavit of Com
missioncrs Crisp, McMillen and
Paige, given to the local telephone
nfonopoly last week, has caused no
end of comment. ' .
The document is peculiar in many
respects- Local attorneys state that
it is the first time on record where
plaintiff's have voluntarily furnished
the material on which defendants
expect to base their case.
If time is taken to study the affida
vit, a number of peculiar points will
Oue. clause of the affidavit reads:
"On or about the 25th day of Jan
uary, 1899," the Central Union Tele
phone company submitted a certain
plan or plat of a certain conduit and
underground work to be placed and
constructed in certain streets and
alleys of the city of Akron as men
tioned and designated In an ordi
nance passed November 14, 1898."
JSo-Whereinthe affidavit is it
stated that this ordinance was never
approved by the Board of City Com
missioners or that the Board regard
ed the ordinance illegal. A local
attorney claims that the omission
of this statement of fact will cer
tainly tend 'to show that the ordi
nance is now in full force and effect,
while in fact it is, as the Commis
sioners so declared in a written notice
to the company, a dead letter.
Immediately following the clause
quoted above, it is stated in the af
fidavit that the plat or plan of con
duits, was referred to Mechanical En
gineer Loomis for his approval. This
statement, following the other, will
create the impression that up. to that
time at least there had been no ob
jection to the ordinance, while in
fact at the demand of the Citizens
Committee the Commissioners had
refused to approve the ordinance.
All this time, the Central Union
Telephone company was making
frantic efforts to have the
Continued on Last Page.
That Are Booked For
New Electric Light Plant Is In
Operation at Resort.
The new electric lighting plant at
Silver lake is in successful operation.
Saturday evening the beautiful
pavillion was cxcollently illuminated
as was also the grounds.
This resort, as heretofore, continues
to draw large crowds from Akron
Picnics booked at this resort for
the next week are: Tuesday, Juno
20, First Presbyterian Sundnyschool
of Youngstown; Wednesday, June
21, Second Presbyterian Sunday
school of Cleveland; West Hill M.E.
church of Akron and Tuesday after
noon club will take supper at the
hotel.; Thursday, Juno 22, Old Stone
church of Cleveland; Saturday, Juno
24, The Berger Manufacturing Co. of
Canton, over the C. T. & V. R. R.
A number of other excursions that
were to come by way 6f Cleveland
over the A., B. & C. liavo been de
layed on account of the Cleveland
Fireworks & Flags
From our mammoth stock." The largest as--sortnient
in the city.
Wholesale and Retail
Come quick while the stock is still complete.
JMT0UR PRICES ARE RIGHT.
J. J. BRASAEMLE
. "P. R. Smith's Old Stand" B
Companions8 of - the
Will Celebrate .the 25th Anniver
sary of Their Order.
Court Pride met Friday evening
and initiated three candidates. Com
panions'remember that next Sunday
we are to attend services at the
Evangelical church. This is our 25th
anniversary. We will meet at Buel's
drug store, corner Main and Bartges
sts. Let us have a'good turnout of
" Pythian Sisters.
Louise assembly met Friday even
ing as usual with an exceptionally
large attendance. The officers for
the ensuing term were elected and a
large amount of other business was
disnosed of. The sick were all re
ported better. The assembly will
hold its annual outing next Wednes
day afternoon and evening at Lake
Side park to which all sisters, their
husbands and friends are most cor
dially invited. An enjoyable time is
assured. -'. - '
- , . 'Royal .Arcanum. .
There will be a meeting of Provi
dent Council Wednesday evening at
7:30 at the hall of the G. A. R. Let
all members be on hand.
The supreme officers received some
handsome glass paper weights from
Redkey, Indiana. A large number
of the members of the lodge at Red
key are prominent in the glass in
dustry. Lodges were instituted during the
past weelc in Circleville, O., and
Marion and Wabash, Indiana.
A delegation from Tuscarora lodge,
Randolph, O., visited Akron lodge
last Monday, evening. They have
organized-a team and came to Akron
for the purpose of seeing the work of
the Akron team.
Deputy W. H. Vogt of Akron, who
has just completed the organization
of a prosperous lodge at Massillon,
was in the city Thursday and left for
Pittsburg, where he will be engaged
for several weeks.
Lodges will be instituted during
the coming week at Shelby and New
Modern Woodmen of America.
All neighbors of 'Akron Camp No.
4334 will take notice that a new team
has been organized- with neighbor
Brandon as chief forester
On Wednesday evening, June 18th,
there will be three candidates pres
ent to go through the forest, aud all
neighbors are requested to be pres
ent to help and encourage the team
in their first wotk. All neighbors
are requested by the clerk to pay
their dues and assessments at camp
rooms on or before the first of each
. , L. 0. T. M.
Busy Bee Hive met in regular re
view Tuesday, June 13. Class
initiation will be held in Schumacher
hall Juno 19. All newly elected can
didates are expected to pay percapita
tax and fill out applications for mem
bership before initiation, so please
be prompt at 7 p.m.
I. 0. R. C.
Teittonia commaudery is progress
ing nicely In membership aud
financially. Since May 9 we have
initiated nine lnombers and have
six applicants waiting for initiation.
At present we are the second com
mandorj hi regards to number of
members, St. Clair of Cleveland be
iug first, aud it is our earnest wish
that when the Supromo Commaudery-holds
its convention, here in 1900
Toutonia will lead them all. A
beautiful banner offered by ur
Supreme Medical Advisor. Geo. T.
Harding, of Marion. Ohio, to the
commandory showing, the greatest
increase in membership till April,
1000, will certainly add to tho zeal
of the brothers and sisters in secur
One sister alone brought iu seven
IIS S. Howard
members within the last three
months, four of them in'one meeting.
Let us all try our utmost and follow
her good example. We are also for
tunate iu regards to -health, of niem-brsvrnoThaviirg-paid
fits for three months.
Buckeye Commandery (English)
whicli meets in Vogt's hall, S. Main
st., is also getting along nieelyJ Re
corder is Victor I. Morton, 214 Sum
ner st. Financier and medical ex
aminer, Dr. E. A. Montenyohl, 137 '
Bluff st. Welcome brothers, and
success to you.
A number of brothers and sisters
went to Massillon, June 18th, to as
sist in " organizing and installing a
ne.w branch at that place, to be
known as No. "3, being the 15th com
mandery in the state with about
Of B. & 0., C. T. & V.
and P. & W. Railroads
Will Take Place on July 1 Effect
In This City.-
The much-talked of consolidation
Of tho-B.- & O., C. T. & V-. and-P. &
W. it is stated on good authority,
will take place July 1, when the
other two lines will be absorbed by
theB. & O.
This will add to theB. & O. system
about 400 miles and will give it a
great share of the passenger and
freight traffic of Pittsburg, Canton,
Youngstown, New Castle, Butler
aud other points. The headquarters
of the consolidated line will be in
Baltimore while sub-headquarters
of the P. &. W. will be at Allegheny
and for the C. T. & V. at Cleveland.
This consolidation will mean a
great many improvements on the
annexed lines which they were not
able to make themselves. The tracks
will be improved generally, and it is
said that a double track will he laid
from Akron to New Castle, a dis
tance of about 90 miles. No new
capital will be taken in because for
some time past the B. & O. has been
practically controlling the other two
When the consolidation takes
place it will be a great convenience
In handling the office work of the
company, especially at Akron, as
here three separate accounts are
kept. Mr. C. O. McDonald until
June 1. was station agent for the
three lines, but on that date, Mr. T.
J. Holderness, for many years a
elerk in the office, was promoted,
and the general oversight of the bus
iness of the P. & W. was transferred
into his hands ns'agent.
There are about 15 men employed
in the local office of tho three com
panies. The consolidation will not
effect any changes in the local office
LOCAL SECTION MEN
Are Not StrikingMerely Quitting to
Accept Better Jobs.
Tho Erie section hands at Tall
madgo, Wadsworth and between
Kent and Marion are on a strike for
an increase of wages from $1.15 per
day to $1.25. Thoir places are boing
tilled with Italians.
Local section men. arc not "on a
strik'e at present. Many of them
quit to work on the gas lines about
the city. They get $1.50 a day for
digging cpnduitlng trenches and that
is.much better than working on- the
tracks. . .,,.,
Thunderstorms this afternoon and