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AKRON DAILY DEMOCRAT.
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STEINBACHER'S, zat Mariet Street.
VOLUME EIGHT. NUMBER 101
AKRON, OHIO, WEDNESDAY EVENING. AUGUST 16, 1899.
PRICE ONE CENT
About Two Years Ago.
Lost Boy Has Been Re
covered by Parents.
Father : Pursued Kid
Youth Was Completely Under
Power of Fakir.
Remarkably .Strange Story of His
September 25, 1897, Harry, the 11-year-old
son of George W. Rhoades,
then of Chambersburg, Pa., was ab
ducted fromliis father's home by a
traveling stereopticon exhibitor
named Jame "MoManigan.
The father-conld get no trace of
his kidnaped son, and a few weeks
later removed from Chamberslmrg
Rhoades was married twice. He
was divorced from'his first wife, who
now'lives in Canton. - With hib sec
ond wife, Rhoades lived on Mill st.,
shortly after coining to Akron, but
lately has occupied rooms at 208 W.
The family relations in the
Rhoades household have been un
pleasant, so for the second time the
husband has separated Irom his wife.
Ordinarily, Rhoades wab an indus
trious workman, but becoming ad?
dieted to drink, he would occa6ion
he would, it is alleged, invariably
beat his wife. It is said that he has
left the city, and is under restrictions
not to return. His wife does work
throughout the city wherever it can
The boy referred to in the first two
paragraphs was a son of Rhoades by
his first wife. She was greatly at
tached to the boy, who spent most of
his time with her. Although sepa
rated from her husband, and he liv
ing with another woman, her inter
est in the boy was sufficient to lead
her to invoke the aid of her divorced
husband to restore the lost boy. The
father at once set to work, and was
soon on the track of McManigan, the
Word was sent to Everett to hold
the boy. The father hurried to that
place where lie found the child. He
will prosecute McManigan. The boy
is particularly bright, and his father
hat, no doubt that many dollars have
been turned into McManigan'6 pock
et through the stories told that the
boy's mother was a victim of the
"Johnstown flood and that he and the
boy barely escaped with their lives.
The father says that his son was
completely in the power of the al
Recently word was sent to the
father that McMauigan was exhibit
ing in southern Pennsylvania and
had the boy with him. He left
home on his wheel, and while passing
through "Pulton county was told that
McManigan had left that neighbor
hood some days ago for Everett.
The father ran short of funds and
hired out as a harvest hand until lie
could procure enough money to con
tinue the search. His wife had told
him not to return without the boy.
The stolen boy was passed off by Mc
Manigan as his son.
As soon as the boy was recovered
he was brought to Akron, remaining
hore a few days. He was then sent
to Canton to live with his mother,
who is, of cause, greatly rejoiced nt
his safe return.
The boy says that he was so closely
watched that he had no opportunity
to run awas from his captor, nor
even to write a letter. The little
fellow talks in an interesting manner
about his travels through Pennsyl
vania. Ee was very glad to get
Fair tonight and Thursday.
Injuries Are Believed to
William Young Thrown Under Heavy
Wagon Team Ran Away.
Wm. G. Young, of 101 Portage st.,
a driver for the Dickson Transfer
company, was seriously injured in a
runaway accident, which occurred
on East Exchange St.. near Sumner,
about 11 o'clock Wednesday fore
noon. He was engaged in hauling some
blocking material, used in the hoist
ing of building, for Patrick Madden.
Turning off Sumner st. west onto
East Exchange, a sudden jolt given
the wagon caused it to upset. Mr.
Young was thrown under the wagon
and some pieces of the blocking fall
ing on him, severe injuries were in
flicted about his head and face. The
lower part of his body was also in
The upsetting of the wagon fright
ened the team and it immediately
started to run away. The driver was
dragged under the wagon for a short
distance. Continuing west on Ex
change st. the horses ran as far as
the Thomas Phillips company paper
mill, where they stopped. The
wagon was completely wrecked and
the horses were somewhat injured.
Parks ambulance was called and
the injured man removed to the
City hospital. He has a severe
scalp wound, besides being cut about
the face and bruised about the body.
It is also thoutrht that he is injured
internally, and gravo doubts are en
tertained for his recovery. Young is
a married man and is aged alwut 35
Appointed to Take Charge of Prop,
erty of T. H. Groves.
George W. Cody was appointed re
ceiver of the assets of Thomas H.
Groves by Judge Thompson in the
United States District court in Tor
ledo Tuesday, says the Cleveland
Leader; Groves -was proprietor of
the Chicago Bankrupt store which
was located at No. 206 Ontario street
until two weeks ago when the stock
was removed to other point..
An involuntary bankruptcy peti
tion was filed against Groves by
three of his New York creditors.
The complainants and the amount of
their claims were: H. B. Claflln &
Co., $20,951.6"; the Great Eastern
Suspender Co., $398.01: Newborg,
Rosenberg & Co., $600. The creditors
claim that Groves' liabilities amount
to $125,000. Groves has real estate
in Rochester, N.Y., and stores in
Akron, Mansfield and Dayton, O.,
and Erie and Scranton, Pa.
' Groves made no contest of the
bankruptcy proceedings and was de
clared a bankrupt.
FISH FRY The Akron Grocers'
association will enjoy a fish fry at
Louis Young's tonight.
MERCHANTS' PICNIC The
merchants of Newburg are picnick
ing at Silver lake today. The attend
ance numbers 2,000.
LAMP EXPLODED The resi
dence of Martin Dahlke, 113 Tarbell
st., was damaged $50 by fire Tuesday
night. There was a lamp explosion.
LECTURED W. O. Siffert deliv
ered an interesting illustrated lecture
at S. of V. hall last night. He treat
ed the subject, "The Battle of Get
tysburg," in a pleasing manner.
VIOLENTLY INSANE An un
known man was taken to the city
prison today by Officers King and
McConnell. He was violently in
sane and it was only after a hard
struggle that he was placed under
FEATURE OF PICNIC Akron
and Security camps of the Modern
Woodmen of America will attend
the State picnic of the order at Can
ton on Labor Day, September 4. One
of the features of the occasion'will be
a game of ball between a team se
lected from Security camp and a
team from one of the Canton camps.
ANNUAL REUNION The an
nual reunion of the 29th Ohio Vet
eran Volunteer Infantry opened at
Warren today and will continue
Thursday and Friday. Akron people
who left for Warren Wednesday are:
B. F. Manderbach, C. H. Edgerly,
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Randall, Mrs.
W. H. Spears, Wm. Cline, Charles
Talcott, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Koplinj
Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Weary, Mrs.
Sarah M. E. Battlps, R. B-. Huffman,
Mr. and Mrs: Ell Overholt, John and
Jacob Buck, Richard Lewis, Capt. T.
W. Nash, Chas. D. Steese, Norman
Smith and Joseph Limrlo.
Vast area devoted to display of-
With only one exception the
2 With Carpets, Curtains, Rugs
Our stocks are extensive and complete, the variety almost unlimited and the
Prices the Very L-owes'fc
M. 0'NEiL& CO.
Gets the Convention.
Will Entertain America's
Akron Delegation Entitled
They Worked Hard In Akron's
Mayor Young's, Invitation Helped
Mayor W. E. Young has received
a message from Mathias Wein, Ak
ron's delegate to the great conven
tion of German warriors now in ses
sion at Chicago, that next year's
convention will be held at Akron.
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This news will be very gratifying
to the people of Akron.
Any city may well feel proud of
the honor of having an opportunity
to entertain the German Warriors,
and to those who were instrumental
in having Akron selected as the con
vention city next year the City's
thanks are due,
There are more than 20,000 men
affiliated with the Society of German
Warriors in America, and nearly
that many people may bo expected
in Akron next year. In tho Land
wehr parade at Chicago this week in
honor of the convention more than
10,000 men were in line.
The Akron delegation, consisting
of about 140 citizens, members and
friends of tho Akron Landwehr Ver
ein, worked hard to bring the con
vention to Akron. Mayor Young's
letter, a copy of which was published
in Saturday's Democrat, presenting
the advantages of Akron as a con
vention 'city for the German War
riors, was submitted to the conven
tion and had considerable influence
in Akron's favor.
Fee-fc of floor space now
st commodious warerooms in the
! Action of Erie Will Bring It About
The Erie railroad will announce a
' rate of $18.45 for the round trip be
( tween Chicago and New York. There
is at present no round trip rate be
tween the two cities, the standard
one-way rate being $20. The rate to
be made by the Erie is therefore less
than a single fare.
At the same time corresponding
rates will be made from all in terme
diate points to New York. A rate of
$15.35 for the round trip between Cin
cinnati and New York will be made,
the one-way rate being $18. Between
Cleveland and New York a round
trip rate of $14 will be made against
a one way rate of $13.
The rates aro put in to meet the
rates made between Chicago and
Philadelphia for the annual encamp
ment of the G.A.R.
It is the general opinion that the
action of the Erie will stir up the
liveliest kind of a fight on rates be
tween Chicago and New York.
Entitled to All Credit For Arrest of
The friends of County Detective
James Burlisou are indignant. They
claim that he was intentionally
slighted by Sheriff Kelly or his dep-
uties in the account of the capture of
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William Stafford, and alleged horse
thief, which was furnished to a Bea
con reporter. In the story of the
case no mention was made of tne
Ten Thousand Rolls of
New Wall Paper Just
Will be on sale on and after Thursday, Aug. 17th.
This will prohably.be the last
cheap for at least one year.
. Early Selections Are Always the iest
utilized for these lines alone.
work of Detective Burlison. The
deputy who furnished the material
for the article took all the
credit to himself and the sheriff,
when in fact it all belonged tojhe
county detective. He followed the
clews and located Stafford. All that
Sheriff Kelly or his deputy had to
do wp.s to make the arrest.
Will Be Employed By New
The term of Homer Berger as
county treasurer will begin Monday,
September 4. He has announced
that he will not employ any deputy
in his department. He lias been in
the office for the past eight years and
has become so familiar with the
work that he does not find it neces
sary to have any assistant except
during the times of collections.
Great bargain in second-hand
square piano taken in exchange.
Must be sold at once.
& Co., 320 E. Mill st.
Summit Lake Park.
Large audiences are in attendance
at Summit Lake every evening. The
largest Tuesday night audience of
the season was present last night,
and from the unusual applause each
act received, it is positive proof that
they enjoyed themselves. Carleton
& Terre are the features this week.
They made a decided hit. Stone &
Courtney, last season's favorites,
carried the house by storm. The
Hecklows, in an up-to-date act, en
titled "The Circus Act,"" and the
dance closed the bill. They are
worth waiting for. This show should
and certainly will draw crowded
houses each evening.
- Brouse Co.
opportunity to buy wall paper
- Brouse Do.
Enriched by Taxes
Paid In at the Regular
Figures Showing How It
Ten Townships That Have no
Statistical Reports Completed
The city's share of the June col
lection aggregates, $90,595.65, which
is practically the same as one year
Tnis is apportioned into the differ
ent funds as follows:
. 756 41
Transferred Liquor to Gen
eral . ,
Transferred Liquor to Po
Grand total $90,595 65
Statistical reports compiled by
Deputy Auditor M. D. Buckman,
give the total collection from Sum
mit county liquor dealers in detail.
There aro ten townships which do
not pay any tax. They are Bath,
Boston, Green, Northampton, North
fleld, Richfield, Springfield, Stow,
Tallmadge and Twinsburg.
The amounts collected in corpor
porations and townships are as fol
Peninsula $830.76, Copley $403.65,
Coventry $3,528.85, Cuyahoga Falls
$50, Franklin $1,500, Hudson $1,368.87,
Norton $1,099.04, Barberton $3,795.25,
Portage $1,050, Akron $46,288. Total
The apportionment of the school
fund, into the municipalities and
Bath $1,484.95. Boston $2,200.86,
Copley $1,613.35, Coventry $2,960.30,
Cuyahoga Falls $4,121.07, Franklin
$2,050.50, Green $2,577.58, Hudson
$2,333.96, Northampton $641.28,North
fiold $1,912.9?, Norton $8,464.04, Port
age $4,648.52, KlCtltlelCl $1,1)97.42,
Springfield $2,870.85, Stow $1,415.73,
Tallmadge $1,694.24, Twinsburg
$1,042.46, Akron $08,619.32.
Exclusive of tho dog tax, the total
delinquent taxes at the last collec
tion, amounted to $32,282.25. It is
divided as follows:
Bath $109.53, Boston $280.31. Penin
sula $110.10. Copley $55.66,
Copley Center $98.25, Coventry
$1,104.56. Barberton school $9.32,
Barberton $64.45, Cuyahoga Falls
$1,226.75, Franklin $105.83, Manches
ter $20.67, Clinton $74.83, Green $302,-
07, Hudson $98.68, Hudson school
$164.45, Hudson corporation $246.22,
Northampton $142.95, Northfleld
$405.61, Macedonia $33.08, Norton
$210.87, Western Star $3.65, Barber
ton Norton $1,395.44, Portago $1,239.
75, Portage school $17.68, Richfield
$236.82, Springfield $379.33, Stow
$385.49, Tallmadge $349.20, Twins
burg $160.53, Akron $23,300.65. Total
$32,282.25. Delinquent dog tax $586,
NEW STATE BOAT The new
btate boat at the dry dock -of W. H.
Payne was launched Wednesday af
ternoon. It is 85 feet fong. It h
said that it is the last new boat thai
will ever be placed on the canal.
Star Entertainment Course
-TO BE HELD AT THE-
GRAND OPERA HOUSE
Ten Great Attractions for
L-is-fc of Talent as F"oIEows :
OCT. 10. The Central Grand Concert Co.
Thepersonnnel of the company consists Of FRANCIS WALKER
of New York, baritone: MADAM CECELIA EPPINGHAUSEN
BAILEY of Louisille, soprano; MR. HARRY FELLOWS of
Buffalo, tenor; MISS ANTOINETTE HARDING of New York,
contralto; MR. HARRY B. VINCENT, pianist.
NOV. r. The Famous Park Sisters
Of New York city. The company are artists, appeared in Akron
two years ago with great success, and is a universal favorite in the
Lyceum field. The Park Sisters will be assisted by MR. EDMUND
NOV. 25. DeWitt Miller.
One of the most popular lecturers on the American platform.
NOV. 29. The Oxford Musicaftlub
Of New England. This company consists of live vocal and instru
mental artists. This i ill be the first western tour of the company,
after siv successful season in tlw New England tate.
DEC. r. Thalian Dramatic Club
Of Chicago. This company will give an evening of comedy and
miscellaneous readings. ,
DEC. 27. Fred Emerson Brooks
The California poet humorist.
JAN. 9. The Boston Ladies' Symphony Orchestra.
This season will be the fourth annual tour of this great organiza
tion, having appeared repeatedly in the largest cities of the country
The orchestra consists of 22 of the leading lady instrumentalists in
JAN. 23. Father Nugent
Of Des Moines, Iowa, the Catholic orator.
FEB. 19. The Ariel Quartet
Assisted by a magician. This quartet is without question the most
popular ono on the platform.
MARCH 28. The Oberlin College Glee Club.
This course will be the largest ever given in Akron, and one of the
largest in the country.
COURSE TICKETS WILL SOON BE ON SALE. WATCH PAPERS.
Notice to the Citizens of Akron:
In order to introduce into all homes in the city of
Akron in the shortest possible time the use of Natural
Gas, The East Ohio Gas company will give
A Discount, From the Present Fixed Rates, of
5c For Each 1,000 Cubic Feet.
Of gas used for domestic purposes during the year com
mencing July 1st, 1899, and ending July 1st, 1900.
As the company is making all house connections at
actual cost of materials and labor, it believes that this
saving in the price of gas will go largely towards the
expense of piping the houses and will give the company
the advantage of having every citizen (even the poorest)
as a consumer, thus affording to all the best and cheap
est fuel. To encourage the use of gas by manufacturers,
special rates will be given on application at the office.
EAST OHIO GAS
E. STRONG, President
Of the Cast That Will
Fine Comic Opera at St. Vincent's i
Hall This Week.
At St. Vincent's hall. Thursday
and Friday nights, August 17 and IS.
the popular comic opera, '"H. M. S.
Pinafore," or "The Lass That Loved
a Sailor," will be rendered by local
talent from the St. Viueent de Paul's
congregation, under the direction of
G. Van Demorest, of New York
Extensive preparations have been
made for the event, and every indi
cation points' toward success. Mr.
Domorest, tho director, has had -10
years experience on the stage, and
he says the time spent by him In
drilling the performers has been suf
ficient to convince him that Akron's
talent Is of a line character.
The cast of characters for tho ren
dition of the opora is composed of
the following named persons: Sir
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Joseph Porter, K. C. B., first lord of
the admiralty, Mr. Demorest; Ralph
Rackstaw, an able seaman, L. Halli
nan; Dick Deadeye, an able seaman,
M. A. McDonongh: boatswain, Ar
thur Barton; Capt. Corcoran, of Her
Majesty's ship. Pinafore, J. F.
Stoeckle ; Basn's mate, James McMil
lan; Josephine. the cap
tain's daughter, Mary Doran;
Little Buttercup, a brimboat
woman, Winnie Burinan ; Hebo. Sir
Joseph's favorite cousin, Frances
Kelley; Lady Fillis and Hon. Mis-.
Fro9t, Sir Joseph's favorite aunts,
Mrs. Tehan and Mrs. Stoeckle;
Agues Nelan, Lena Henry, Eliza
Heury, Maggie McGarry, Mary Mc
Garry, Mrs. Barton, Agnes Burinan,
Miss Commins, Collette Steinger,
Annie McGreevy, Annie Connelly,
Bertha Hahn, Maude McClean. May
Dellahanty. sisters, cousins and
aunts of Sir Joseph; Glen White,
Vin Tobin, John Dunn, Louis Helb
ling, Robert Doonan, James Murphy
and Randall Murphy, able seamen.
Officer Adams, of Mansfield, was in
the city early Wednesday morning
on the hunt of a man named Shriver,
who escaped yesterday from the Re
formatory at that place.