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VOLUME EIGHT. NUMBER 120
AKRON, OHIO, THURSDAY EVENING. SEPTEMBER 7, 1899.
PRICE ONE CENT
Bones Were Hidden In
Dark, Deep Cave.
Ghastly Discovery Made
Back Portion of Head
.Had Been Crushed In.-
Those of a Male of Unusually
A Mystery That Will Probably Never
A ghastly and mybterious discov
ery was made near the plant of the
Akron White Sand company several
The skeleton of a human being was
found in the dark recesses of a cave
that had been hid from mortal view
for years, perhaps centuries.
In addition to the skeleton, a
skull was found, that undoubtedly
belong to another skeleton, that of a
man of jrigiiiitii' proportion. Hw
long tho.v had been there no one
will venture to tay. . .
The crevice in the rock was uncov
ered by men. who were removing a
high bluff near the sand w6rks, west
of the city on the line of the North
ern Ohio railroad. The plant is lo
cated on the old Portage Path.
Those who made the discovery were
Gus Miller, William Miller, Charles
"Wagoner, Myron Pettitt and Gerald
Brown of this city. It was on the
property of George Hardy.
Twelve Feet Underground.
About 12 feet of earth had been re
moved from the bluff when solid
rock was struck. About the -center
of this the men discovered a cave
like crevice, four feet wide, running
back into the stone for a consider
Bones Picked Up.
It was in this cave that the bones
were picked up. The men were
dumbfounded. A hasty search was
made and in addition to the skeleton
and skull, they brought out a bear's
claw, portion of the animal's hide, a
pair of deer's antlers, an ivory tusk,
an Indian skinning knife, an arrow
head and a piece of pottery. They
said nothing about the discovery,
intending to make an investigation
of the mystery themselves. They
were unable to solve the matter and
called in outsiders.
A Democrat reporter visited the
place last night. He was given the
details of the find by Mr. George
lardy, the owner of the property.
He took him over the ground and
into the crevice or cave.
The skull is an unusually large
one. The lower jaw has become
separated from the skull, but was
picked up near it. The back of the
head had been crushed in as if by a
heavy blow. The skeleton was well
preserved, practically every bone be
Mr. Hardy believes that the cave
was the lair of the bear and that the
two human beings were victims of
the animal, that they were killed and
dragged into the place. It may have
been the scene of a death struggle
between the bear and the two human
beings or back of it all there may be
a horrible crime.
Hidden For Centuries.
There is no doubt that the remain
have been hidden for centuries, in
Showers tonight and Friday.
the deep dark cave, where they were
Unfortunately every man in the
party was. allowed to carry away a
portion of the skeleton. The other
articles picked up were 'also dis
The Democbat reporter succeeded
I in getting a femur, a vertebra of the
spinal column, the peculiar tusk and
a piece of what was apparently In
dian pottery ware. The bones and
tusk were taken to the office of Dr.
J. Vale Cleaver for examination. He
pronounced the femur as that of the
right leg of a male, apparently be
tween 14 and 16 years of age. The
' section of spine was the first cervical
He said that he was unable to give
any opinion as to the tusk, except to
say after making a test, that it was
ivory and a very rare specimen. The
pottery was of Indian manufacture,
and of an unusually fine quality. He
deeply regretted the fact that all the
bones and specimens had not been
preserved. From a scientific stand
point they would prove of inestima
From the description given of the
skull. Dr. Cleaver said that it was
undoubtedly that of a man of unusu
ally large stature.
By Light Attendance
Lack of Enthusiasm.
Meeting Young Men's Republican Club
Absent From the Fold.
The Young Republicans meeting at
Republican headquarters Wednes
day evening was conspicuous for two
things lack of enthusiasm and a
The meeting was presided over by
H. M. Hagelbarger. George W.
Rogers was secretary.
It Tvas decided that members of
the club all appear in uniform in the
parade Roosevelt day in Akron,
September 23, the uniforms to con
sist of white caps and duck trousers,
these articles not to exceed a cost of
75 cents. Another meeting will be
held by the club Tuesday evening of
The local Republican organ re
gretted in its Wednesday evening
issue that indications were such as
would lead one to believe that Akron
Republicans will be outdone in their
own city Roosevelt day, when it
comes to display of ranks and enthu
siasm. This has been a foregone
conclusion for some time. Akron
Republicans have seen red fire be
fore; and that is about all a great
many of them have ever seen coming
from the party.
You can't catch old birds with
chaff, and the extreme manner in
which a large number 'of Summit
county Republicans will be absent
from the fold when the roll is called
will be surprising.
Caused by Redisricting
of the Schools.
Whole Matter Has Been Referred to
Messrs. E. E. Otis, J. W. Kelley
and S. P. Hartzell, comprising the
re-districting of the schools com
mittee of the Board of Education,
held a meeting Wednesday night to
discuss the situation caused by the
new district lines.
It was decided by the committee
to place the matter in the hands of
the superintendent, the redisricting
to be modified as the attendance of
the several schools requires.
If the redistricting, in accordance
with geographical lines, were car
ried out, considerable confusion
would follow. For instance. 60
pupils attending the Leggett school
should by right be going to the
Allen, but the Allen building is
Bcarcely'large enough to accomodate
even those who go there.
LOST A FINGER William Bis
hop, a 14 year old lad of Barberton,
had his finger blown off while hunt
ing in Bath township Tuesday.
For the Baby Show.
Contest Will be Open to
Pretty Group of Triplets
Best Babies In the City Will
Committees All Named and Arrange
Final arrangements for the baby
show have been completed. All the
committees have been named and
the rules and regulations announced.
The big hall above J. W. Little's
millinery store on South Main st.,
has been put in the best of order, the
room having been thoroughly reno
vated, the floors scrubbed and walls
cleaned in fact, nothing has been
overlooked that will provide com
fort for the little ones.
Anna Marie, Lydia Ruth and Paula
Clara, daughters of Mr. and Mrs.
Herman Seigwarth of Barberton,
than which no prettier group of
triplets can be found "in the United
States, or in any of the old countries,
either, will be on exhibition. The
children are aged 16 months.
Mrs. A. A. Kohler, chairman of the
committee on entering babies, de
sires all molhers who wish to enter
babies in the contest, to meet with
her at the hall where the baby show
is to be held, Tuesday afternoon,
September 12, at 2 o'clock. Babies
may be entered by mothers or
friends. It is not necessary to have
the babies present wben applications
for entry is made.
Mrs. A. K. Fouser of 161 South
Broadway is superintendent of the
committee, and Mrs. A. A. Kohler of
1083 South Main st. is secretary.
Already babies from some of the
best families in the city have been
1. Every baby must be attended by
only one person at' all times, mother
2. Age of babies competing for
prizes must be between four and
3. Daily sessions from 2 to 5, and
7 to 8 p.m.
4. Every baby is expected to be
present at every session unless ex
cused by lady in charge.
5. No charges for entering babies
and all conveniences and supplies
. 6. Prizes will be awarded and de
livered at close of last session, Sat
7. For the prettiest baby, boy or girl,
$25 in gold; for the baby receiving
the second highest number of votes,
$15 in gold, to be awarded by popular
8. For the heaviest baby of its age,
boy or girl, $5 in gold ; for the light
est baby in weight of its age, boy or
girl, 5 in gold, to be awarded by a
committee of fonr ladies.
9. For the best natured baby, boy
or girl, $5 in gold, to be awarded by
vote of mothers attending babies.
10. For all triplets, special prizes
11. For the healthiest looking pair
of twins, each $5 in gold, to be
awarded by vote of attending phy
sician. 12. Every visitor is . entitled to a
vote. A ballot box will bo located
in the center of the hall.. A voting
coupon will be furnished with each
Contest Open to All.
There will be a retiring room for
the mothers and babies, provided
with every convenience, hot and "cold
wateri freBh milk, conveniences for
cooking baby foods, etc. The rooms
will bo made comfortable for any
weather we may have. Ladies of
the committee will bo in constant at
tendance to supply all want? of
mothers. All babies in Summit
county, regardless of color or relig
ious denomination are cordially wel
comed. We want a large attendance
of the coming men and women and
guarantee uniform kindness and
courtesy to all mothers and babies.
Committee on decoration Mrs.
W. A. Upham, chairman; Mrs. Har
ry L. Wilson, Mrs. G. A. Keinpel,
Miss Ellen McNeil, Mrs. J. P. Boyd,
Miss Alice Alexander, Mrs. H. B.
Manton, Mts. J. H. McCrum, Mrs.
L. C. Miles, Miss Ruth Loomis.
Committee on retiring room Mrs.
W.J. Frank, 'chairman; Mrs. J. F.
Stoeckle, Mrs. Philip Yockey, Mrs.
V. J. Allen.
Committee on entering babies
Mrs. A. A. Kohler, chairman; Mrs.
H. L. Snyder, Mrs. W. E. Young,
Mrsv J. W. Emery, Miss Janette
Committee on best natured baby
Mrs. B. L. Dodge, chairman; Mrs. D.
H. McBride, Mrs. A. A. Brewster.
Committee on heaviest and light
est baby Mrs. L. Loeb, chairman ;
Mrs. J. C. Ewart, Mrs. J. Asa Pal
mer, Mrs. H. H. Jacobs, Mrs. J. H.
Committee on faking tickets
Mrs. J.- C. Ewart, chairman ; Mrs.
W. C. Milliken, Mrs. L. Lqeb, Mrs.
Harry L. Wilson, Mrs. B. L. Dodge,
Mrs. F. H. Stuart, Mrs. W. E.
Young, Miss Lucy Griffin, Miss Ber
Street Fair Ever Given
In the State.
Others Were Expositions
gram Will be Complete.
People generally do notunderstand
that the Carnival to be given in this
city is the first street fair ever held
in Ohio and one of the first in the
Other attractions have been adver
tised as street fairs. They .were ex
positions however, given on lots
bordering on certain streets. The Ak
ron Street Fair is just what its .name
implies. Every feature will be on
the Streets. -- . -i
It is of much more benefit than
any exposition. Everything is free
and so placed that it can be seen by
all the visitors to the fair district.
The program will be given just as
advertised. No pains will be spared
to make the show a splendid suc
cess. There are a number of desirable
booths which have not been rented.
They can be obtained by calling on
Secretary Snyder or R. M. Pillmore.
Chairmani P. E. Werner has for
warded free passes to every minister
in the city.
Feet by a
M. B. Peebles Received Serious In
juries Unconcious Long Time.
M. B. Peebles, of 123 Hall st., who
conducts a barber shop at 712 Bow
ery st., was seriously hurt Wednes
day evening by being struck by a
bicycle, which was ridden at a rapid
rate of speed by Harry Parker of this
Peebles had just closed his shop,
about 8 o'clock, and was waiting for
a street car to take him home.
While he was looking in the direc
tion from which the car way expect
ed t come, the bicycle rider was
coining from the other direction, and
apparently did not seo Peebles, who
was not aware of the approach of the
wheel. It is said that Peebles was
knocked almost 10 feet. He alighted
on his head, on the left side of which
a severe scalp wound was inflicted.
He was also cut about the face, and
his shoulder was injured. He re
mained unconscious a short time
after the accident.
Dr. C. E. Held was called, and the
injured man placed on a car and tak
en home. He will be unable to work
for sonle time.
Cokl To Mr. and Mrs. T.Corl,414
Home st., Sept: 6, a son.
Humphkey To Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Humphrey, 410 Washington st., Sept.
6, a son.
BarBerton Leads All.
It' Is Lowest In Coventry
Mrs. Fred E. Woods Sues
f For Divorce.
Alleges Husband Is Guilty
Heavy Mortgage Filed
- Deputy Auditor Buckmau hascom-
pleted-the sheet showing the rate of
taxation in every corporation, town
ship and school district in the
The highest rate, 26.6 mills, is in
Barberton. - The lowest, 10.8 mills, is
In Coventry and Tallmadge. The
Bath 14.9 mills, Boston 13.4, Penin
sula school 20.4, Peninsula corpor
ation 21.4, Copley 13.4, Copley Cen
ter 15;8, Coventry 10.8, Barberton
school 19.3, Coventry-Akron school
16.9, Barberton corporation 27.0.
Cuyahoga-Talls 24.8, Franklin J 2.0,
Manchester School 13.. Clinton lit..
Green 4.2, Hudson 11.2, Hudson
corporation school 15.3, Hudson
corporation 22., Hudson corpor
ation township school 7.U, North
ampton 11., NorthfieM 14.8,
Macedonia school 17.3,-Norton 14.5,
WesterA Star uschuol .13.9. "Western
Star corporation 14.4, Norton-Bar-berton
corporation 26.6, Norton-Bar-berton
school 19.3, Portage 16.7,
Portage-Akron school 18.3, Richfield
15.4, Richfield, West center school
15.4, Springfield 14, Springfield 17.5,
Springfield-Mogadore school 16.4,
Stow 12.1, Stow-Monroe Falls school
12.6, Tallmadge 10.8, Tallmadge
Center school "15, Tallmadgp-Monroe
Falls school -12.3. Twinsburg 14.4,
Akron City 24.3. Akron valuation
$16,552,660. Total valuation $32,075,
950. New Cases.
Anna A. Woods in a divorce peti
tion alleges that her husband Fred.
E. Woods, is. guilty of extreme cru
elty. The Second National bank is
enjoined from paying him any money
on his deposit. .She asks for the
custody of the children and ali
mony. Arthur Morgan vs. Thomas Sny
der. Money on account, $113.75.
Henry S. Duyree vs. Michael Mull.
Money on note, $500.
Clarence Deeser, Art Brown and
Isaac Harding, "all boys, will be
taken to the Reform school Friday.
A transcript of the case of the
State vs.JHorace T. Everhart,charged
with the sale of intoxicants at Silver
lake, has been filed.
A copy of the $3,000,000 mortgage
given by the Northern Ohio Traction
Co. to the Central Trust Co. of New
York has been filed in tlm Recorder's
Join; Gerry, Akron
Caroline Bargetz, Akron
E. E. Cunningham, Mt. Vernon.
Mrs. Anna Grimm, Akron
Henry C. Kautfman, Akron 23
Ella Fouse, Akron 17
W. E. Johnston, Cleveland 22
Catherine DeCouvy, Akron 22
Death of a Popular Clerk.
Mr. J. Robert Moore, formerly yard
clerk for the Erie at Akron, died at
his home in Mansfield at fi Wednes
day night. Funeral services will be
held from Glendale chapel at 10
Friday morning under the direction
pi Summit I. O. O. K. lodge. The
remains will arrive in Akron on Erie
train 5 tomorrow and will be met at
the depot by members of Summit
Home and Foreign Mis
Will Meet In Annual Conference
This City Program.
At a meeting of the women of the
First Congregational church Wed
nesday afternoon arrangements were
made for entertaining delegates to
the annual meeting of the Woman's
Home and Foreign Missionary so
ciety of the Puritan Conference, to
be held at the First Cbngregatioual
church, this city, Friday, Sept. 15.
Dinner and supper will be served
in the lecture room of the church.
Mrs. Kate Blanchard is chairman of
the committee on arrangements,
whose members will solicit provis
ions for the meals to be served to the
delegates. The members of the com
mittee are: Mrs. Nathan Morse,
Mrs. J. Wilson Dague, Mrs. James
Baldwin, Mrs. Sarah Winters, Mrs.
W. G. Pitkin and Mrs. A. B. Rine
hart. The meeting in question will con
tinue one day, 'convening Friday
morning, September 15, at 9:45. The
forenoon's session will be devoted to
Home Mission lpatters, while the
afternoon session will be given up to
Foreign Missions. The program
Devotional exercises and reading
Hie minutes of last meeting; talk on
"Home Missions," Miss J. M. Pierce,
of Tallmadge; reports of societies;
"Young People's Work," MiBs Mer
riam Smith, of Cleveland; "Work of
A. M. A.," Miss Esther Barnes, of
Tallmadge; music; address by State
president. Miss C. W. Carroll, of
Cleveland: "Missionary Meetings,"
Mrs. Julia Reed; discussion on the
subject to follow.
Devotional exercises; paper,
Girls' School at Shausi," by Mrs.
Davis, China, to be- read by Miss
Dickinson of Windham; "Urgent
Needs of. Our Work," Mrs. Scott
Williams, Kent; music; "The Com
mands of God," Mrs. Ashley, Ra
venna; letter from Miss Myers of
Ceylon; sketch of Miss Bement's
work in China and reading extracts
from her letters, Mrs. Kellogg, of
Meeting at Freedom.
Tiie semi-annual meeting of the
Pilgrim Conference will meet in the
Congregational church at Freedom,
Portage county, Tuesday and Wed
nesday, -September 26 and 27. Quite
a number of Akron mission workers
Audience at Benefit Con
cert For Miss Force.
Reader of .Remarkable Dramatic
Talent An Excellent Program.
A cultured audience assembled at
the First Baptist church Wednesday
evening, in attendance at the benefit
concert for Miss Mildred Force, elo
cutionist. She was assisted in the excellent
program by H. Evan Williams, ten
or, Miss Emma S. Phillips, contralto
and Miss Minnie E. Henneberger,
Miss Force is a reader of ability.
Her dramatic (alents are remark
able. This was her first appearance
boforo a representative Akron
audience. She created a most favor
Mr. Williams was never heard to
better advantage. Miss Phillips has
a rich contralto voice. She respond
ed to several encores. The program
Fan -drill. Miss Mildred Force;
"He Was a Prince," Miss Emma S.
Phillips; "Celeste," Ouida, Miss
Mildred Force; Aria, "L'osperto
noechiero," Bonocini; Romanzn,
"Deh! uon voler, constringere, Don
izetti, Miss Emma S. Phillips;
"Lend Me Your Aid," Mr. H. Evan
Williams; "Aunt Sophronia at the
Opera," Miss Mildred Force; a, ' Re
membrance of Love," b, "At Day
Break," Rotoli, Miss Emma S.
Phillips; "How the La Rue Stakes
Wore Lost," Miss Mildred Force;
"Hosannn," Granier, Mr. H. Evnn
Williams; "Dramatic Action, tho
Emotions," Miss Mildred Force, in
Some of the 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 tbe 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,
2 is also at the disposition of the committee. No booths will be erected
2 there but this space will be rented out to'such parties as may wish to
2 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 bootli opposite The M. O'Neil & Co.'s store on Main st.,
where applications for space can be made.
P. E. WERNER,
2 Chairman Executive Committee.
i Natural Gas
I 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 I
Gas, The East Ohio Gas company will give
A Discount, From the Present Fixed Rates, of
2 5c For Each 1,000 Cubic Feet. 2
2 Of gas used for domestic purposes during the year com-1
: mencing July 1st, 1899, and ending July 1st, 1900. 2
As the company is making all house connections at
actual cost of materials and labor, it believes that this 2
2 saving in the price of gas will go largely towards the :
: expense of piping the houses and will give the company
S the advantage of having every citizen (even the poorest)
as a consumer, thus affording to all the best and cheap- 2
2 est fuel. To encourage the use of gas by manufacturers, 2
2 special rates will be given
EAST OHIO GAS 00.
the North Eastern
Honor Bestowed on Mr. Thomas Brady
The C. M. B. A. at Youngstown.
The annual reunion of tho twenty
three branches of the Catholic
Mutual Benevolent association,
which comprise the district of North
eastern Ohio, was held Monday at
Terminal park and it was a success
far beyoud-thc most sanguine expec
tations of the promoters of the en
terprise, says tbe Youngstown Vin
dicator. All records for attendance
at the park were smashed to smither
eens, the number in attendance ex
ceeding the great record of a week
ago Sunday by fully a couple of
thousand and on that day it was es
timated that fifteen to eighteen thou
sand people were in attendance.
It would be simply an impossible
task to describe the crowds that
flocked to this resort, which has
seemed to take a perfect delight in
breaking records during this past
season. From 9 o'clock Monday
morning until 10 o'clock Monday
night there was a steady and con
stant stream of people pouring out
in the cars of the Park & Falls line.
Good judges of the number of per
sons in great crowds said that yes
terday's gathering certainly exceed
ed 20,000. This estimate would seem
to beentirolyconservaliveand there
fore a new record bun been estab
lished at Terminnl park.
The attendance from Akron and
vicinity was over 1,400. Council
man Thomas Brady of this city was
elected president of tho association;
T. J. Breunan of Youngstown, vice
president; .f. C. Green of Kent, sec
retary; John Dyer of Louisville,
Arrested On Complaint of Sister
In Police court Thursday morning
Maggie McSlmllery. for intoxication,
was fined the-costs and sentenced, to
30 days at the' orks. She.roinised
lo be good and vasdisuiispe"d on tho
strengtii of her promise.
Case against Patrick Scully,
charged by Cyrus A. Parkor with as
on application at the office.
sault and battery upon the person of
Roland Parker, was dismissed, the
plaintiff, to pay costs.
Joseph Bailot, accused of disorder
ly conduct, was dismissed.
Frank Hailstock, colored, and his
sister, Emily J. Morrison, do not get
along peaceably. The other day
Emily claims -Frank called her
names and she had him arrested,
accusing him of disorderly conduct.
But Emily withdrew the charge
Tuesday morning and paid the costs,
explaining "He's my only brother."
John Heater and Harry Carl were
each fined $2 and costs for intoxica
Was Made to Wreck an
A.. B. & C. Car.
Explosive Substance Placed on Track
Passengers Shaken up.
Another attempt was made to
wreck an A., B. C. car by Cleveland
rioters Wednesday night. Fortu
nately no one was injured.
The Cleveland Leader contains
"A loud and forcible explosion
awoke many residents in the neigh
borhood of Broadway and McConnell
st. about 10:50 o'clock last night.
"At that time an A., B. & C. motor
bound toward the city and contain
ing 11 passengers, among whom were
several women, ran on to an explo
"As tbe car htruck the explosive it
bounded into the air and the forcV of
the concussion was such as to hreak
several windows and the headlight.
The passengers were all more or less
badly shaken up by the explosion
and some of the women came near
fainting from fright. -
"Sergeant Cullen of the seventh
precinct station, who was over a
mile and a half from tho scene of the
explosion, ."-aid it could be plainly
heard at that distance.
It is thought that the explosive
used was a laige torpedo. Beyond
the breaking of the windows the car
was uninjured and pibceeded on its
trip to the city and again to Akrou.
' SECTION MEF STRIKE Aho.ut
1U0 section laborers, ooiployed.'inthe
yard of the Erie railroad at-Youngs
town, went out on a strike Wednes
day morning, demanding an advance
froui $ 1.25 toJ$l.S5 per day.