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In the Management of the
The Newspapers. Certain
And Teachers Who Think They
Have Life Jobs
Are Blamed For Most of the Trouble
The special committee, appointed
Co investigate the conduct and man
agement, of the Akron Public schools,
made a unanimous report at a meet
ing of the Board of Education, Wed
The friends of Prof. R. S. Thomas
consider the report a complete vindi
cation of his record as superintend
ent of the schools. They call atten
tion to the fact that the committee,
with a few minor exceptions, finds
no fault with Supt. Thomas' services
nor grounds for recommending any
changes in the general plau of con
ducting the schools.
The report has been referred to the
Board as a committee of the wnole
and will be considered at a special
meeting to be called within a few
days by President Inman.
It is claimed that some of the
Board's members will oppose the
adoption of the report, but as none of
them will take the responsibility of
making a public declaration to this
effect, it may reasonably be doubted
if the report will have serious oppo
sition. Prof. Thomas' friends are
frank to say that the report will be
The official text of the report fol
lows: Akron, Ohio, July 5th, 1899.
To the Honorable The Board of Ed
ucation: Gentlemen Pursuant to the reso
lution passed by this board at its
meeting, May 23, 1899, to-wit: "Re
solved that a committee of five mem
bers of the Board be instructed to
inquire thoroughly into the conduct
ing and management of the Public
Schools; that said committee use all
possible means to ascertain the true
condition and make a report, with
recommendations, as soon as possi
ble. That committee to be appointed
by the chair," the committee ap
pointed by your President have met
together for fifteen evenings in the
careful consideration of the question.
It was our desire, if possible, to get
some direct or specific charges, if
such charges existed, against any
person or persons connected with the
management of our schools, and to
that end wo addressed letters asking
for statements, charges or griev
ances, to a number of different per
sons whom we understood had
knowledge that we ought to have;
but the responses were few, and those
containing charges were of rather an
We also issued through the daily
press a general invitation to the pub
lic to present to us any facts that
would help us in our investigation,
but received few reoponses.
The committee deemed that it
would be wise to make the sessions
private, and they have been con
ducted in such a manner, as far as
Inasmuch as many of the charges
which we had received were directed
against our Superintendent, we
deemed tbat it would be fair and
just tbat he be invited to be present
when testimony relating to such
Partly cloudy tonight Threaten
charges was given, in order that he
might have full opportunity to hear
what was said and make proper and
full reply; and. in order to oilset any
unfairness in this matter, those who
had so testified were allowed to be
present when the Superintendent
made his reply, and they generally
accepted of the invitation.
We consider we were particularly
fortunate, in that all who were
asked to come before us, cheerfully
responded, and we believe the testi
mony in all cases was free and com
plete, touching the facts that such
persons had at their command.
We have endeavored to get before
us all persons who had facts bearing
upon the case, or whom we supposed
had any knowledge.
More than forty persons appeared
before us as witnesses, who were
given full opportunity to relate to us
all they knew touching upon the
present condition and management
of our schools, and besides, we ex
amined much documentary evidence
bearing on the situation.
In order to arrive at what we felt
would be the true condition of each
of our different schools, we called
before us the principals of each, and
invited them to give us their opin
ions of the present condition of their
respective schools, and the manner
in which the work ha been carried
out the past year.
This committee feels that it has
been handicapped to some extent,
by the refusal on the part of some of
our citizens to appear before us and
there disclose such things which we'
were led to believe were the founda
tion of much of the criticism that has
been passed upon our schools, and
the committee's time has been taken
in many cases, to seek the informa
tion. A large mass of the testimony
which we have taken is of such a na
ture that we do not feel it necessary
to spread it before you at this time.
It is all preserved in the stenograph
er's reports and can be examined by
the Board. We have taken it as a
basis for certain observations and
recommendations which we have the
honor of now presenting to you.
First. It is our opinion that in
three schools of the city, the condi
tions of the past year have been such
that they call for careful and delib
erate consideration by the Board.
Second. The work in the Perkins
building has been, in a degree, inter
fered with by the failure of the
superintendent to deal with the
case, in what seems to us as severe
.and decided a manner as the condi
tions demanded. It has developed
that the principal of the building
(Elizabeth E. Perry) ordered one of
the teachers from the room at a
teachers' meeting in a manner which
we do not consider was quite war
ranted by the facts; and, when the
matter was called to the-attentiou of
the superintendent, in order to adjust
it, he excused the teacher from fur
ther attendance upon teachers' meet
ings. It also appears that this teacher
was left without the proper direction
and supervision of her work by the
In a difficulty of this kind it should
be the duty of the superintendent to
plainly indicate the party at fault
and to sustain whoever was in the
right; and if srfch a course had been
pursued at the time this incident oc
curred it would have spared a great
deal of unnecessary friction and sub
sequent trouble in the building.
Third. We find in the Henry
building the principal (Frances
Brown) has not been in harmony or
sympathy with her teachers, and in
consequence there has been con
stant friction, hard feeling and in
terference among the teachers of the
We believe that it would be unwise
to continue the present principal for
the coming year, if the proper spirit
of harmony and good-feeling among
the teachers, so essential to the work
in any building, is to prevail. Her
Continued on Second Page.
Col. Chas. Dick Accompanied Demo
A. C. Bachtel, Chas. H. Isbell, J.
K. Simmons, Geo. Brodt, C. C. Ben-
ner, John McBride, L. S. Myler and
Chas. W. Kempel left. Thursday
morning for Columbus to attend the
convention of Ohio Democratic clubs.
Chas. Dick left for Columbus on
the same train, to launch the Re
Service In the Army Without Losing
Charles F. Toy, who died at his
home, 23G Furnace st., Tuesday, was
a member of the Sixth Ohio Inde
pendent Battery. He enlisted Octo
ber 9, 1861, servingeontiniiously until
Sept. 1, 1865, when he as mustered
out. He participated in overy battle
fought by the Army of the Cumber
land, not losing a day during all the
years of his service. After serving
two years he re-enlisted as a veteran.
Real Estate Deal.
Mortgage That Had Never
Caused an Innocent
Husband and 'Wife Agreeing
Alleged Misappropriation of Money
A case in which the allegations
are decidedly unusual was tried to
Judge Kohier, Thursday.
A number of the witnesses were
not familiar with the English lan
guage and as a result, Attorneys
Sieber and Musser were called upon
to act as interperters.
The action was commenced by
Henry Arnecke. Fred Raulfs and
Fred Detloll are named as the de
fendants. Arnecke asks that a con
veyance of real estate made by Raulfs
to Detloff be set aside. He alleges
that Raulfs gave him a mortgage for
$1,300 on the premises. He had never
had the instrument recorded. The
mortgage is not accompanied by any
note. Arnecke claims that the con
veyance to Detloff was made without
consideration and for the purpose of
defrauding him. Detloff says that
when he purchased the property he
knew nothing of any mortgage being
in pxistence. Raulfs does not deny
giving the mortgage to Arnecke. He
says, however, that it was witnout
consideration and that it was exe
cuted to hold the property from other
parties. He had lost money in a
business venture and sought to cover
his real estate.
The divorce case of Marium
Hancock vs. Frank F. Hancock was
was not neara in uommon rieas
court Wednesday. The parties are
trying to reach an agreement outside
of court. The principal question is
that of alimony. At noon Thursday
there was a difference of $10 in the
way of settlement.
The case was settled Thursday af
ternoon. The defendrnt pays plain
tiff $200 and she was granted a
divorce on the grounds of gross neg
lect of duty.
Kate M. Hunsicker, administratrix
of the estate of Jacob Lockbaum, has
filed an answer to the petition of
Matilda Roth. The last named was
given a default judgment againstthe
estate for $349.70. This was set aside
on motion of the defendant. The
plaintiff filed a claim for the care and
nursing of Mr. Lockbaum. The de
fendant alleges that he was only sick
a short time, being in bed but three
days. She says he went to the
plaintiff's home at her request and
that he paid for his board all the time
he was there. She alleges that the
plaintiff converted $2G0.G7 in money
and property valued at $250 belong
ing to the estate to her own use.
Lewis Seigfried was granted a di
vorce Wednesday from his wife Co
zella Seigfried on the grounds al
leged in his petition.
Motion In Garber Case.
A motion to quash the indictment
against H. C. Garber was heard by
Judge Kehler Thursday.
The motion filed by the defendants
in the case of The Akron Savings
Bank vs. John F. Seiberling et al.,
to set aside the service of summons
was overruled Thursday by Judge
Had the Habit.
The plaintiff in the case of Susan
Stebbins vs. Henry J. Fishel has
filed a reply. She commenced the
action under the Adair law. She
claims that she told Fishel not to
sell liquor to her son as ho was in the
habit of getting intoxicated.
To Collect Judgment.
Hugo Schumacher et al. assignees
have filed a petition alleging that
Xouisa A. Meacham et al. are in
debted to them on a judgment for
$497.68. They will soon receive a
largo sum from the estate of Alex
ander Brewster. The- assignees ask
that their judgment be paid out of
John Seiler, Akron 34
Mary S. Sedgwick, Akron 21
Samuel D. Quillan, Akron 22
Clara C. Ray, Akron 18
It's a little late and
to close out our stock
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ducements which buy
ers cannot a flbrd to
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to buy? .
B. L Bodge
124-1 2G S.Howard st.
For Picnic of Goodrich
Free Transportation Furnished by
Employers Great Time Promised.
The lSth annual picnic of the B. F.
Goodrich Co. and the American
Hard Rubber Co., to be held at Silver
lake next Saturday, will be free to
their employes and families.
They will be furnished with a badge
entitling the wearer lo free dancing
and steamboat rides, and will be pre
sented with street car and admission
tickets. Free lemonade will be
served from II to 2 o'clock. The
Goodrich band and Stickle's orches
tra will furnish music.
The entries for the program of
sports closed at noon today. Charles
Traxler will be mast er of sports and'
A. P. Lohmann starter. The judges
are: J. F. McGuire, Jno. Cass, Jno.
F. Wiese, R. II. Hamlin and Chas.
At 10 o'clock there will be a base
ball game between the factory and
office employes. Prize $10.
A two-mile handicap bicycle race
and a men's tug-of-war with 10 em
ployes of each rubber company on a
side will close the sports in the
Commencing at 1:30 o'clock the
Trick bicycle riding, Jno. Wiese;
women's tug of war, 10 employes B.
F. G. Co. vs. 10 employes A. H. R
Co., 10 boxes candy ; passing weights,
box cigars; threading wishbone, wo
men, $1 and 50c.; jug and needle, $1
and 50c; shoe race, $1 and 50c: put
ting shot, $1 and 50c. ; hurdle race, $2
and 50c. ; 10U yard dash, men, $2 and
$1; 100 yard dash, messenger boys,
$land-50c; 100 yard dash, fat men,
190 pounds and over, $2 and $1; three
mile handicap bicycle race, No. 1,
one pair Palmer tires, No. 2, one pair
handle bars; running broad jump, $1;
running high jump, $1.
At 4 o'clock a tub, swimming
and boat race, with $2 and
$1 prizes, a walking yard arm, with
a $2 and $1 prize and apple bobbing
with a fifty cent prize. Five dollars
will be given to the winner of the
grand finale cake walk.
The committee in charge are:
Transportation Charles Eddy, Geo.
Comey, EdjWiese, Frank Smith; en
tertainment T. R. Palmer, 1. F.
Kepler, E. P. Barber, James Hamlin,
Harry Raymond, A. V. Light, IT.
Tecplc; reception Joseph Dangel,
Charles Gehres, Fred Ginther, Henry
Geer, live Renner, W. H. Burns, T.
H. Barrett, Geo. Hiller.
Of Lavine Residence Was Complete.
Two Chairs Saved.
The residence of John havine.bouth
of the city on the road running from
Perkins hill to Wooster avo., wiis
completely destroyed by firo Tuesday
A daughter "went into the collar
and attempted lo fill a lighted lamp
with oil. The lamp exploded but
fortunately the child escaped injury.
Five children were rescued from the
dwelling,which burned to the ground.
Two chairs were saved. Everything
else was reduced to ashes.
Billy Madden's Claim.
Says Ruhiin Should Have
Wight Have Won Under
Akrons "Will Play Kenls For
Purse of $35.
Friday's f Matinee Races Local
Billy Madden, manager of Gus
Ruhiin, the Akron giant, is another
pugilistic manager from this vicinity
who has 71 grievance against the way
in which referees decide fights in
'Frisco, says a New York special.
Madden denounces the sporting
men of San Francisco for unfair
tactics, and claims that Ruhiin was
robbed ocfhe decision in his fight with
Kennedy;. Madden states that Ruh
iin had Kennedy on (iueer street
several times during the fight, and
besides outpointing the latter
all through the battle clearly had
enoughthebetterof the fighting to en
title hinVto thedecison. Hesaysthat
when thoa-efereo awarded tlio light
to Kennedy he anil Ruhiin were so
surprised for several minutes that
they couldn't speak. If tiiis state of
affairs continues on the coast no
eastern fighter will box there.
.Would Have Won If!
The San Francisco Examiner and
Chronicle in reports of the Ruhlin
Kennedj; fight state that Ruhiin
would lnfve put Kennedy to sleep, if
he had.Jought strictly under Mar
quis of (fueensbury rules,
.p Akron Strengthened.
The Akrons aiuf IventslvTll contest
for a purse of $:5 at the Grocers' pic
nic to be held at Silver Lake next
Wednesday afternoon. The local
team will go into the game in better
condition than at any other time this
year. Jiallimtn will be on hrst base
and Brewster will be in the game,
either at short or in the pitcher's
box. It is probable that Frank How
land will join the team. Ho made a
record as an inflelder at University
school this year.
Two New Entries.
The races of the Akron Driving
club Friday afternoon promise to be
decidedly interesting. The classes
have all been rearranged. The J
horses entered in the different events
are well matched for speed. Billy
Curvier will make his first start in
the fast pace. He has been going
good this week and will make them
all step along fast to beat him. C.
M. Oberlin's Victoreue is also enter
ed. She won a fast race at Mans
Hakkis To Mr. and Mrs. Richard
H. Harris, 219 Grant st., Wednesday,
July 5, a son.
Sciiutz To Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Schutz, 129 Euclid av., Sunday, July
2, a son.
Ruxgk To Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
H. Runge, 015 Allyn st., Monday,
July 3, a daughter.
Thomas To Mr. and Mrs. T. W.
Thomas, 107 McCoy st., Sunday, July
2, a daughter.
Fkeudmax To Mr. and Mrs.
Henry C. Freudman, 102 N. Maple
sh, Tuesday, July 4, a daughter.
Gkiikinoiu: To Mr. ami Mrs. Nick
Gehringer, 181 W. South si., Satur
day, July!, a daughter.
Wkhku To Mr. and Mrs. Win. I.
Weber, E. North st., Wednesday,
June-28, a son.
Fisiikk To Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Fisher, 112 Cuyahoga st., Sunday,
July 2, a son.
Fi.ieiviNCiKK To Mr. and Mrs.
AVarren Flickinirer, 105 St. Clair st.,
Wednesday, July 5, a daughter.
MiMjKK To Mr. and Mrs. Abra
ham Miller, 204 Zellar alloy, Tues
day, July 4, a daughter.
Lawkkxt. To Mr. and Mrs. J.
W. Lawrentz, 10S Falorst., Friday,
June 30, a daughter.
Hoikiman To Mr. and Mrs. Har
ry L. llodgman, 412 Holloway st.,
Monday, July 3, a son.
WAGON DAMAGED A horse,
attached lo J. C Brown's bakery
wagon rau away Wednesday morn
ing on South Main st. The vehicle
was damaged by colliding with a
carriage in front of M. O'Neil'fi sloro.
(Will Go Into Effect on July 15
The .stockholders of the Akron
Traction & Electric Go. at a meeting
held -at the company's office Wedne-
day afternoon, formally adopted the
agreement of consolidation entered
into between the A.B.&C.Co. and the
Akron Traction & Electric Co. The
agreement was entered into on May
20, 1899. No other matters of inter
est came before the meeting for dis
cussion. As soon as the reports of both the
companies are filed and a few other
preliminaries arranged, the formal
consolidation will take place. It is
thought that business will be trans
acted under the new name Northern
Ohio Traction company about July
Rattle! Rattle! Rattle! Tires
Twenty minutes at the Selle Gear
Works will cure the trouble.
Of Ohio and Pennsylvania Stoneware
Stoneware men will hold a meet
ing at the Chittenden hotel in Colum
bus today to .consolidate the stone
ware interests in Ohio and Pennsyl
vania. Akron, New Brighton, Pa., Rose
ville and Zanesville will be repre
sented at the meeting. Akron men
men who will attend are John In
man, H. B. Manton, Fred Butler, E.
H. Gibbs, It. H. Kent, Fred Weeks,
Archie Markle,G. A. M. Wills and
Mr. Myers of Mogadore.
Gang Put to Work On Eric R. R.
Twenty-five Italians arrived in the
city on train No. 3 Wednesday night.
They were put to work Thursday
morning by Supervisor Lusk, who
has them filling in ballast along the
Erie tracks in South Akron.
Selected as Place for St. Bernard's
The annual picnic of the congrega
tion of St. Bernard's church to be
held July 18, will be at Chippewa
Lake, instead of Silver Lake, as was
announced a few days ago.
SAD NEWS News has been re
ceived announcing the death of Mrs.
L. M. Hall at New York city Sunday
morning. The deceased was a sister
of Mrs. N. H. Burch of West North
st., who was with her at the time of
her death. Burial Calvary cemetery
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as the brand of great name, the powder of highest
favor and reputation. Everyone has absolute con
fidence in the food where Royal is used.
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Mrs. Harry B. Lewis Died From
j Mrs. Harry B. Lewis of 1302 South
High st., who was frightfully burned
1 Tuesdav night, died at the hospital
at 8:30 Wednesday evening. She
was quiet Tuesday and became un
conscious toward the end. She was
3G years old.
The remains will be sent to Mt.
Vernon tonight at 9 o'clock. Burial
will take place there Friday.
Rev. E. R. Williard, pastor of the
Grace Reformed church, went to the
international C. E. convention at
Detroit, Wednesday. In his absence
next Sunday the pulpit will be sup
pled by Rev. John Spencer of this
Mrs. O. W. Baum, Misses Minnie
Bauer, Clara Homer, Bertha Mitchell
and Augusta Lind, all members of
the Grace Reformed church, went to
the international C. E. convention at
Detroit, Wednesday. They went to
Cleveland and thence by the I). &
C. steamer lo Detroit.
Councilman A. R. Markle is in Co
M. Otis Hower of Chicago, accom
panied by his family, spent a few
days with Akron friends this week,
returning home Thursday morning.
The Misses Ada Harty and Nellie
Kolb of O'Neils, are spending a few
days with friends at Suffleld.
John Seiler and Miss Mary S.Sedg
wick were united in matrimony on
Wednesday evening at the home of
the officiating minister, Rev. O. W.
Slusser. They will make their home
in the city.
A quiet wedding took place Mon
day evening at 8 o'clock p.m., at the
home of the officiating minister,
Rev. AV. H. Brightmire, pastor of
the Calvary Evangelical church,
when Peter Mestes and Miss Chris
tina Focht were united in marriage.
Miss Jessie E. Pottit after an ab
sence of four months in Detroit has
returned to Akron for the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. P. D. Hardy cele
brated their forty-fifth wedding an
niversary at the family home in
Northampton, Tuesday. About GO
guests enjoyed the hospitality of the.
host and hostess.
Mr. Geo. Aultman one of Orville's
young dentists, is the guest of his
brother w ill Aultman, I20i s. Main
Dr. T. F. Mahar, pastor of the St.
A'incent de Paul's church, and Dr.
Francis T. Moran, pastor of St.Mary's
church, were at Youngstown, AVed-
nesday, attending the f uueral of Dr.
AVm. Manning, pastor of the church
of the Immaculate Conception.
Stanley, Hi-year-old son of Rev. J.
C. Smith, 1010 East Market st., is
confined with scarlet fever.
Howard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Har
ry S. Flagle, 127 Pearl st., has the
Mrs. Mary Clay Knapp, an author
ess, and Mrs. Denver E. Evans and
Roberto Rascabich, artists, of Chica
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119 South Howard St.
Lunches of Ail Kinds.
Choice Wines, Liquors and Cigars
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
Edmund T. Skehy, prop.
go, were betweeu-trains visitors in
the city Thursday morning. They
arrived on train 12 and were on their
way to Uniontown, where they will
spend the summer.
A. G. Kauffman is spending the
week in Norwalk, his old home.
Mrs. E. E. Horn and daughter
Edna, Miss Lizzie Riechmann and
Henry Riechmann are visiting Co
lumbus relatives and friends.
Elmer Siegfried and family, of
South Forge st., left Thursday morn
ing for Lee, Md., where they will
spend a couple of months.
Chas. Nelan, the well known car
toonist, who is with the New York
Herald, has been visiting his
brothers at 200 South High st. for
three days. Ho left this morning
for Cincinnati. He will return to
Akron next week for a short visit.
Miss Mary McGarvey, of 500 AVest
Cedar st., entertained a party of
friends AVednesday evening in honor
of Miss Alger of Youngstown, who is
a guest of Miss Armstrong of South
st. Music, games and a Cakewalk
were features of the evening's amuse
ment. All present had a delightful
Mr. H. R. AVhiteinan received a
letter AVednesday from his brother
George AVhiteinan, a brick manufac
turer of New South AVales. It was
accompanied by a photograph of the
latter's family. This is the first time
that Mr. AArliiteman has heard from
his brother in 12 years.
Benjamin Denner and AVilbur AVy-
nant of Ft. Wayne; Ind., and C. B.
Herrington of VVilliamsport, Pa., are
in the citv on business with the
Miss Helen Humphrey, who has
been teaching school at Polk, Pa., is
at her homo in this city for the sum
Mrs. S. B. Laflertv, Mrs. C. E.
Sheldon and Mrs. W. H. AVright left
Wednesday for Atlantic City, to bo
gone six weeks.
e Koons Entered Plea of Not
(ieo. Koons pleaded not guilty in
Police court Thursday morning to the
charge of bastardy, preferred against
him by Frances Gehringer, of 173 AV.
South st., who is 17 years old. Koons.
resides on Cedar st., and i? 23 vears '
He was given a preliminary hear
ing and was bound over to Common
Pleas court in the sum of $200. He
is unable to give bail.
Reuben Rudeuwisky was fined $2
and costs for assault and battery.
Benjamin Rudenwisky's case was
continued until July. It is claimed
they assaulted Jacob Square and
Mike Pendergras got $2 and costs
DKTTi.iXf' Mary, three months
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene
Dettling, 106 East AToris st., died
AVednesday afternoon, July 5. Fun
eral Friday at 2 o'clock at St. Ber
Avoid alum baking powders.
They make the food unwholesome.