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AKRON DAILY DEMOCRAT.
September -T- SappMres
VTe have the largest Hoe of
PRECIOUS STONES In the City.
DUMOITIIS, SAPPHIRES, IHTEALBS aal RUBIES
Atomizers hS. Perfumes
STEINBACHER'S, t wXt
VOLUME EIGHT. NUMBER 119
AKRON, OHIO, WLjNSDAY EVENING. SEPTEMBER 6. 1899.
PRICE ONE GENT
Of Cocaine Habit.
John Vordeman Is a
Human Pin Cushion.
Will be Sent to Newburg
Seventeen Cases on the Circuit
Three Boys Charged With .Larceny
.Tohn Vordeman was adjudged in
sane in Probate court Wednesday
He is 31 years of age. For yearn
he has been a well known" moulder.
The affidavit was filed by his brother-
in-law, Carmi J. Trypn.
Vordeman is a victim of the mor
phine and cocaine habit. His con
dition is pitiful. The unfortunate
man's amis and back are completely
covered wi ih tiie holes made by the
needle of the hypodermic syringe
which he uses when taking the
deadly drugs. The continued use
of cocaine has resulted in large sores
. on his back. He is a slave to the
habit. Tuesday night at the county
jail Vordeman could not close his
eyes in sleep until he was allowed to
take a hypodermic. He will be tak
en to the asylum at Newburg.
The September term of Circuit
court will open in Akron two weeks
from Monday. -
There are 17 cases on the docket as
follows: Robert "V. McCaughey vs.
Townsend C. Budd et al.; Joseph
LUnric vs. John Heppert; James
Corrigan vs. The Falls Rivet and
Machine Co. ; The Ohio Coal Mining
Company vs. Thomas F. Smith;
Paul E. Werner vs. The "Werner
company; City vs. Marion E.JFeige;
Charles A. Cable vs. The J. F. Sei
berling & Co.; William C. Parsons
vs. Isabella H. Clark; Akron Gas
Co. vs. City; Travelers' Iusurance
Co. vs. W. A. Huston; Charles
Weyrick vs. Jacob J. Bow; Henry
Arnecke vs. Fred Baulfs; Samuel
Bearich vs. Ada L. Keiiter; Frank
Donaldson vs. Frank Keister; Ida
M. Paige vs. Ira M. Miller; Nina
Weir vs. Henry Weir.
Prosecutor B. M. Wanamaker has
filed information against Clarence
Deeser, Isaac Harding and Arthur
Brown. They arc the three boys
who are alleged to be guilty of lar
ceny. Marriage Licenses.
James Wirt, Akron 46
Elmira Hanna . 42
Otto Bishop, Bath 24
Myrtle Buckmaster, Ghent 18
Clarence Zwisler, N. Springfield. . .30
Minnie Bhodes, N. Springfield.... 22
Will Be Asked to Donate Money, to
The committee appointed to raise
funds for the erection of Science hall
forBnchtelmet recently and plans
were adopted differing from those
formerly given out.
Letters have been written to Hon.
Geo. W. Crouse, who is at present
visiting in England to hunt up An
drew Carnegie and to Miss Jewett, a
former Buchtel instructor, who is at
present in New York, instructing her
to see'Helen Gould and Bussol Sage
and to ask for donations.
Notice to Committeemen.
A meeting of the Democratic Ward
and Township Central Committee
men will be held at Mayor's court
room Saturday at 1 :30 p.m. standard
Important business. A full attend
ance is desired. B. F. Davis,
Louis H. Amer, Chairman.
Bead M. O'Neil & Co.'s adv. on 1st
page today about the guessing con
test of floor space.
Fair tonight and Thursday.
Bond For Appearance In
Aged Woman Arrested at Her Home
Sentenced by Mayor Young.
Tobias Ault forfeited the bond giv
en for his appearance in police court.
He was charged with disorderly
conduct. The amount of bond was
60. He was charged with disorder
ly conduct by engaging in a fight
with Archy McGowanv McGowan
was fined tte costs and .sentenced to
30 days in the works by Mayor
Young Wednesday morning.
Maggie McShaffery, aged woman
was arrested on a charge of intoxica
tion Tuesday night. She created a
disturbance at her home, corner of
Wabash ave. and Cedar st. Her
case was continued.
Albert Winger, charged with as
sault, was ordered to leave the city.
Other cases heard were Theodore
Kolmer, disorderly conduct, $5 and
costs; Harry Fink, disorderly con
duct, $3 and costs; Gustav Hoffman,
assault, 2and costs; May Fogle and
James Peck, lewd conduct, $5 and
costs; Albert Gruber, assault, costs;
W. F. Spaethe, leaving horse un
hitched, $1 and costs; Mike Maloney,
intoxication, $2 and costs.
Over the Amount to Be Allowed For
There is a lively spat going on in
the Board of City Commissioners
over the allowance or rejection of a
bill presented by Wigloy Brothers
for the construction of the retaining
wall on Bowery st.
Three members of the Board are in
favor of paying the claim in full.
Mr. McGarry objects to this. The
difference between his figures and
the others is $50. He believes that
the contractors should make good
the damage to the wall occasioned by
storm water early in tne summer.
Had a Heated Argument
Took a Hand.
The Danish people of Jewett and
Upson sts. held their annual picnic
Monday at a small grove east of Ak
ron, and as two of the Danes, Neal
Hanson and Chas. Hanson were re
turning home they got into an argu
ment. Chas. Hanson, who is a large
powerful man, attacked Neal as he
was entering his home. The last
named called for help and several
others took a hand in the affair. As
a result several Danes are wearing
Report of Directors Expenses
Last Fiscal Year.
The Infirmary Directors have filed
their annual report with the County
During the fiscal year, the expen
ditures amounted to $25,484.98. For
the last six months the expenses
At present there are 169 inmates,
103 males and 66 females, at the in
firmary. Six months ago there were
The causes of pauperism is report
ed aB follows: Insane 43, epileptic
4, idiotic 5, old age 57, disease 44, dis
abled by loss limbs 8, deformity 3,
blindness 3, lying-in-cases 2.
$10 to Nearest Guesser.
Guessing contest in connection
with the great street fair. From
date to Sept. 1G at 10 o'clock. Bead
all about it in M. O'Neil & Co's adv.
on first page today.
Guest at Helwig Family
TALiiMADOE, Sept. 6. The second
annual reunion of the Helwig fami
lies was held at the home of Mrs.
Paul Weber, of Tallmadge, O., Aug.
31st. The oldest person present was
Grandmother Helwig, who is 92
years of age. After dinner was
served, Jacob Weber, of Cleveland,
gave the address of welcome ; Jacob
Helwig, of Bandolph, a history of
the Helwig family. Beoitations were
given by Alice, Florence and Jay
Flesman, Hattie and Lloyd Bletzer,
Lilly Klinck, Phil Reinchert,
Francis Kimplin; songs by Mrs.
Adam Smith and Anna Smith. Of
ficers elected wero: President,
Michael Bletzer; secretary and
treasurer, Francis Kimplin ; record
ing secretary, Jacob Weber.
The next reunion will bo hold at the
home Michael Bletzer, Suffield, O.
Line to Barberton.
Northern Ohio Traction
Co. Will Begin Work
On Improvements In
Mortgage For $3,000,000 Filed
The, Barberton &.Southern R. R.
The Northern Ohio Traction Trac
tion company will extend its line to
This will likely be done in the
A very large mortgage was regis
tered in "the county recorder's office
at Cleveland Tuesday. It repre
sents $3,000,000, and is made in
favor of the Central Trust Co. of New
York. The Northern Ohio Traction
Co. is the mortgagor and the Central
Trust Co. the mortgagee.
''The loan," said Secretary U. F.
Moore of the company today, "is se
cured, for the purpose of paying off
mortgages on the two systems the
A., B. & C. line and the Akron street
car lines and also for making ex
tensive improvements on our entire
"One of the principal improve
ments will be an extension of our
line to Barberton. We have had
this matter under contemplation for
some time, and the line" will be built
soon. The plan most prominently
spoken of is to extend the line from
the South Akron terminus, while
the matter of building from the
Lakeside extension. has also. .been.
The Barberton & Southern Railroad
company was incorporated at Colum
bus Tuesday, with a capitalization of
Work of making final surveys for
the line, which will extend north
from Barberton to Fairlawn to con
nect with the Northern Ohio, and in
a southwesterly direction from Bar
berton to Smithville, going through
the coal field near Doylestown and
connecting with the C.,L.& W.road
at Easton and the W. & L. E. at
Smithville, will be begun at once.
Just by what route the above men
tioned points will be reached has not
yet been stated.
A. E. Townsend of Cambridge, O.,
and other promoters of the Barber
ton, Doylestown & Massillon Electric
line, were looking over the route to
day. It is said that work on the line
will be commenced shortly.
Case In Which Creditors
Andrew Chamberlain Alleged to be
En Route to Paris.
A very complicated case to be
tried in Justice Hoffman's court
Wednesday, September 13, will be
that In whicli A. Makman, an Akron
cigar manufacturer, brings a replevin
suit to recover from tho property of
Andrew Chamberlain 2,100 cigars.
Until recently Chamberlain con
ducted a small confectionery store on
West Market st. A chattel mort
gage was held against the stock by
Nick Chamberlain. A few days ago
attachments were issued on the
goods to satisfy claims of the Dona
hue Cigar company, Nicholas Las
karis and A. Makman. Mr.
Makman then dismissed his
attachment proceedings and instead
filed an affidavit Wednesday morn
ing for replevin of the cigars men
tioned above. Those who have had
attachments issued will fight against
Mr. Makman's replevin suit. Mean
while Mr. Chamberlain left the city.
It is said that he is now in Paris, or
on the way there.
M. O'Neil & Co.'s adv. on
1st page today gives par
ticulars of the guessiug con
test "How many square feet of
floor space?" Tickets free to every
body at store from this date till Sat
urday night, Sept. 16, at 10 o'clock.
M. O'lMEIL. & CO
Great Department Store
How Many Square Feet)
of Floor Space f
In connection with the Great Street Fair
$ 1 0.00 Worth of Goods
-TO NEAREST GUESSER-
Tickets Free to everybody at store
from this date till Saturday
To the person guessing the
fftpt of floor snace oecimied bv
will give 10.00 worth of goods of
be recorded only on slips which
rhfiin at our store. Onlv one
nected with store to enter contest.
Executive Committee of Street
IVI. O'lMEIL & OO
Elected by Directors
Whitman & Barnes Co.
Annual Report Submitted Showing
Splendid Business For Year.
The directors of the Whitman &
Barnes Manufacturing Co. met at
the Akron office Wednesday at noon
and elected the following officers :
President, George E. Dana, Syra
cuse, N. Y.; chairman, W. H. Gil
ford, Syracuse; vice president and
generalmanager, C. E. Sheldon, Ak
ron; second vice president, F. H.
Hiscock, Syracuse; secretary, James
Barnes, Syracuse; treasurer, W. H.
Wright, Akron; assistant treasurer,
W. W. Cox, St. Catharine. Canada;
assistant general manager, George
A. Barnes, Akron.
The executive committee named is
composed of the following named
persons: George E. Dana, C. E.
Sheldon, W. W. Cox, George A.
Barnes and I. C. Alden.
Twenty-two thousand shares were
represented at the stockholders
meeting winch was also held today.
The board of directors elected is
composed as follows : F. H. Hiscock,
W. H. Gifford, Geo. E. Dana, W. W.
Cox, Geo. W. Crouse, George T. Per
kins, C. E. Sheldon, Geo. A. Barnes,
I. C. Alden.
Profits for the past year were re
ported to be $303,000. A dividend of
f 1.60 per share was declared, payable
Resolutions were passed regretting
the resignation of I. C. Alden, and
commending the excellent work done
by him in the capacity of president
of the company.
J. W. King to Remain Another
Members of the Main Street M. E.
church are invited to meet at the
church on Thursday evening at 7
o'clock, this being tho last social
service of the conference year. Mat
ters of interest to every membor are
to be considered. By unanimous re
quest of the official board the pastor,
Bev. J. W. King has been invited to
remain with this church another
Davis Sadie Davis, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Davis, died at
her home, 404 Spicor St., Wednesday
of brain trouble. She was ten years
and two months of age. Interment
at East Akron Thursday. Funeral at
residence at 2:30 o'clock.
Hoffmeisteb Fred HolTinoister,
aged 67 years, died nt his home at
809 Cross st., Tuesday. Cancer of the
chin caused his death. Interment' at
Mt. Peace Friday. Funeral services
at German M. E. church at 2 o'clock.
night, SepUl6 at 10 o'clock.
nearest to the number of square
this comnanv in its business, we
any kind called for. Guesses to
will be given to any one asking for
slin to each person. No one con
Correct measurement given to
MEASLES The residence of Jos.
Osborne. l?fl N. Walnut st.has been
quarantined on account of measles.
WANTS COMMISSION Captain
Ira I. Morrison of this city has filed
an application with the war depart
ment for a coininisbion in the provis
GROUNDBROKEN Ground was
broken this morning on the Com
mins allotment for the erection of a
fine residence by August Blessman
of the Klages Coal & Ice Co.
HORSE STOLEN A $75 horse
owned by John Ritzman of Halo,
was stolen Tuesday night. The
thieves visited several other places
in the neighborhood, but nothing
else is missing.
STRUCK BY POLE Lemuel C.
Frase, conductor Northern Ohio
Traction company, was struck by a
telephone pole and knocked to the
ground Monday. He was not ser
ANOTHER JOHN Tho John
Lynch fined in police court Tuesday
morning for disorderly conduct was
not the John Lynch of 206 N. Canal
st., but was another John.
Mbs. Ellex Lynch.
ANNUAL INSPECTION O. P.
McKesson, of the Buckeye Mower
& Reaper Works, is making his an
nual inspection, of the works. He is
the western agent at Council Bluffs,
BLAINE CLUB COMING The
Blaine club of Cincinnati will attend
the opening meeting of the cam
paign in Akron, coming to this city
on a special train. Several Colum
bus clubs will arrive at the same
HEARING CHARGES Rev. C.
J. Tannar, of the First Disciple
church, is in Nortli Royalton. He is
one of a committee hearing an in
vestigation of charges made against
Rev. J. B. Watson, who was pastor
of the church at that place.
Made Matters Lively for Their Two
Mr. John Frank of Lake Center,
gave an evening party to some of his
friends last week and among other
refreshments beer was served. In
some manner quite a quantity of it
suddenly disappeared. Two young
men had previously started for Hart -ville.
Tho supposition was that they
had taken it. Two young men living
near New Berlin started in pursuit
of the supposed" thieves and driving
around them jumped from their
buggy and seized the reins of the
horse. They demanded the beer.
The young men who were accused
denied having it and ordered the re
lease of their horse, to which the
pursuers objected. Tho pursued
jumped from their, buggy and gave
the Berlinites a good thrashing and
later had them fined $10and costs for
their bold interference. iMr Frank
had nothing to do in tho matter
Not Proper Weapon
To Use In Fighting the
Methods of the Anti
Criticised at the Meeting of
Plea For Better Educational Advan
tages In Country.
Pomona Grange of Summit county
met at Grange hall in Northampton,
September 2. A period of ten years
had intervened since the preceding
During nearly all that time the lo
cal grange had slumbered, but there
had been an awakening and a mem
bership of nearly one hundred, pul
sating with new blood, gave promise
of a prolonged and vigorous life.
Some new seats? were in the hall, a
new awning sheltered the dining ta
ble, new monuments in thecemetery
across the road reflected back the
rays of the sun, a new choir behind
the organ sang the old songs and in
all places were to be seen new faces.
The meeting was an open one and
was not called to order until after
dinner. The minutes of the secretary
were read showing that a considera
ble part of the time of the last meet
ing had been given to a representa
tive of the "Anti-Saloon League,"
and a criticism by Matthew Craw
ford of some of the League's ways
and methods. With reference to
this discussion Mr. Crawford said
that some misunderstanding had
arisen outside of the Grange relating
to his position, and in consequence
he had been charged with antagoniz
ing the League; that he had since
talked the matter over with some
of the League leaders, and that
his criticism of the transfer of Anti
Saloon League votes to the nominees
of other parties, under the new light
of unpublished facts, had not been
sustained and would not have been
made had all the facts been known
to him at the time; that his charge
that "the League had not closed a
single saloon" he had broadly limit
ed by the phrase, "at their own ex
pense," which limitation was omit
ted in the published report. He was
still of the opinion that fraud and de
ception employed by some League of
ficials were not proper clerical weap
ons to be used against saloon keep
ers, or others.
In the absence of some who were
assigned upon the program, Mrs.
Sarah G. Barker, by request, gave a
very interesting account, in brief, of
her recent trip to the Orient. It was
noticable that while many cities were
visited, the so-called sacred places
to which they were led outnumbered
them all. The advent of tourists was
everywhere anticipated with pleas
ure as it meant a scattering of a con
siderable sum of money among the
needy. The tourists were every
where kindly and courtesly treated.
The Sultan of Turkey invited them
to lunch with him, receiving them
with the manner and appearance
of a cultured gentleman. His
subjects are not addicted to steal
ing, and drunkards are not to be
found in liis dominions. She said:
"Wo saw but two drunkards on our
trip and they went from New York
with us. The dogs of Constantinople
wero n curiosity. They go in packs,
each pack having its own district.
They have everywhere the right of
way. Men mid beasts must go
around them, us they are not to be
driven. They aro said by tho natives
to be cross to strangers and danger
ous, but .a low whistle brought about
twenty of them around the speaker,
eacli of them showing, at both ex
tremities, his delight at being no
ticed. There are many Oriental
bubbles that like this one only re
quiro to lie pricked to show thoir
"The hardships endured on the
trip, such as riding donkeys nnd
camels, being drawn on sleds with
greased runners over rough roads by
yokes of cattle, or rocked for days by
mountain waves, aro even enjoyable
as memories. The services rendered
upon tho steamer were equal to
those furnished at a fhst class city
"As a pointer to the supplies pro
vided fur the passengers in was men
tioned that 40,000 bricks of ico cream
weio loaded on the steamer at Now
Some of tho magnificent exhibition booths located on Main St.,
between Market and Mill sts., are not yet rented. From this day on
they are free to every one, as the preference first accorded to business
men outside of the Fair District expired on Thursday, August 31st.
The charges for the privilege and the booths, including decorations
and light, are exceedingly reasonable. This is a splendid opportunity
for such wide awake business men as will know how to make the best
of such a rare opportunity. Thousands of people will throng the
streets on the days of the Fair.
The space on the east side of Main st., between Mill and Quarry,
is also at the disposition of the committee. No booths will be erected
there but this space will be rented out to such parties as may wish to
put up tents, galleries, or any other exhibits of a reputable character,
at a reasonable figure.
The secretary of the executive committee, H. L. Snyder, is now
located in a booth opposite The M. O'Neil & Co.'s store on Main St.,
where applications for space can be made.
P. E. WERNER,
Chairman Executive Committee.
I Natural Gas
: Notice to the Citizens of Akron :
: In order to introduce into all homes in the city of
5 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.
r . . . . .
: 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
3 expense of piping the houses and will give the company
the advantage or 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 CO.
York to serve for the round trip.
C. L. Norton gave some of the rea
sons why he considered it right and
necessary to grant franchises.
Mrs. James Harrington read a bi
ography of J. D. Rockefeller, giving
his personal characteristics and
tracing his course from extreme pov
erty to unparallelled riches, and Mrs.
C. L. Norton read in her excellent
way, Will Carlton's "Picnic Sam."
Miss Florence Scott held undivid
ed attention to her recitation, "The
Oil Can," in which were smuggled
"spirits" that brought tho pride of
his class down to a drunkard's grave.
Mrs. M. Crawford read a pathetic
story entitled "A Boy Wanted."
G. F. Gannan discoursed thought
fully upon "Our Public Schools."
Preparation for them .should begin
at home. In some families "baby
talk" is permitted and encouraged
until long after arrival at school age.
They think it cute, but it greatly in
creases the labor of the teacher and
imposes upon the children a burden
that those differently brought up do
not have to carry. Bad habits once
acquired are not easily laid aside.
Parents should visit the schools,
talk over among themselves their
needs, their successes and their fail
ures with a view to their improve
ment. Teachers should not be found fault
with in the presence of their pupils.
It lessens their influence and de
stroys discipline. Children who have
been taught obedience at home know
what it means at school. To be
punctual in attendance and on time
are cardinal virtues that are over
looked in too many families, making
work for teachers that might be de
voted to other instruction.
Boards of Education should be
composed of men who have
shown an interest in the public
schools. It should not be composed
of men who would allow a difference
of half a dollar a mouth in wages to
determine which one of two appli
cants should bo employed, or who,
to save hiring an assistant would rob
the pupils of half tins time which
should be given to each recitation.
Pupils in the countiy are as gifted
naturally, as those in the cities, but
about ten times as mauy of the latter
in proportion to number advance to
a graduation standard. Better fac
ilities are needed and are due to
pupils in tho country. Township
high schools have become a neet
sitv to elevate the standard of coun-
' dtsscLUTEEV 'Pure
Makes the food more delicious ano whnieso'm
T K3L3& lfcaCC
1 try scholarship to equalize oppor
' She closed by saying: "Here is
work for the grange the only organ
t ized representative of the country
j interests, and to it I commend our
i country schools."
; The next meeting of Pomona will
I be held at Tallmadge Oct. 19.
Lags In Preparation For
Six More Days Before the Opening of
Free Street Fair.
Only six more days until the big
Street Fair and Carnival with all its
dash and splendor, triumphant dis
play of' enterprise and aggressive
ness will he uncurtained to Akron
people and their friends with all its
kaleidoscopic life and merry good
Nothing lags in the preparations
for the great event. Of course, here
and there, finishing touches .will be
added up to the day of commencing,
but all arrangements for convenience
and display are fastbeingcompleted.
All of Akron's citizens, fully realiz
ing the magnitude of the undertak
ing, are now exhibiting almost as
much pride in hoping for the success
of the enterprise as do those having
it in charge. All are now cognizant
of the fact that to be in the popular
wave, they must talk, praise and
boom the Street Fair and Carnival
and they are.
Each day develops some new ar
rangement which will provide nov
elty nnd entertainment .at the baby
show. The prettiest, sweetest, jol
liest and funniest babies in Summit
county will bo there. This contestis
open to the world, but it will indeed
lie a fine baby that carries away
prizes over tho Summit county pro
duct. Only six more days. Do all you
can. Improve every opportunity to
boom your city.
PATHFINDERS IN KENT
Thirty members of Pathfinder lodge,
No. 1, went to Kent in a special car
Tuesday evening to assist in install
ing tho now officers of tht Pathfind
ers lodge at Kent.
,, T "ICO.