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VOLUME EIGHT. NUMBER 162
AKRON, OHIO, THURSDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 26. 1899.
PRICE ONE CENT
AKRON DAILY DEMOCRAT.
By Mr. J. V. Welsh
To the Akron Democratic
He Condemned the Drift
Guards Not Climbing Into Nash
Service Reform League
A well attended meeting at Demo
oratio headquarters Wednesday
evening was addressed by Attorney
J. V. Welsh. The meeting was pre
sided over by President John Mc
Bride. Mr. Welsh's discussion of the
political issues of the day was in a
practical and forceful manner. He
referred to the Democratic state
platform as being ''approved, con
formed and adopted upon the Chi
cago platform,, supplemented with
matters and things to which the at
tention of the people should be
called." Ho enlarged upon the idea
of William Jennings Bryan's contest
in 1896, while in the literal sense be
ing defeated, yet in a larger tense
being resplendent with victory in
that it had introduced a new era of
thought to all who have at heart the
perpetuity of tho government upon a
basis that insures to the working
classes the same measure of pros-
penty and representation as those
who now control the wealth of jhe
Commenting briefly upon the his
tory of the war to liberate Cuba
from the cruel atrocity of Spanish
rule, he reviewed the progress of
present conditions of the conflict in
the cause of humanity to the termin
us where people are asking: "Who
can tell why American guns should
take the place and cause of Spanish
guns in the Philippines?"
With the fact- developed by his
tory in the triumphant march of
civilization and based upon that his
tory, that "not a nation on the face
of the earth exists but can govern
itself," the national infeience was
presented that the duty of American
arms in the Philippines should be
more of the nature of a police power
-to dominate until the natives organ
ized their government, rather than
j the prosecuting of an imperialistic
"Slavery is a blot upon the gov
ernment, and to subjugato the Fili
pinos, and keep the flag floating over
a slave-ridden country is an insult to
the stars and stripes," was a remark
of the speaker's which elicited much
applause. "The Filipinos should be
taught to love the flag, rather than
to hate and fear it as the emblem of
an encroaching power."
"The Democratic party has been
quoted as being in favor of expan
sion," continued the speaker. "Well,
it is. By the consent of the gov
erned, it acquired Louisiana and
New Mexico, but as against the con
sent of the governed it has never
pursued a policy of imperialism.
The Democratic idea of expansion
was never inculcated into the princi
ples to that extent which inrulted
American honor by floating the flag
of our country over a land of slaves.
To every movement for tho uplifting
of humanity the Democratic party
has ever given its Ainen."
He condemned the president's pol
icy of carrying on a war, spending
millions of dollars and sacrificing
thousands of lives, as being startling
in its naturo. He cited it as an evi
- denes of drift toward empire, which
must be checked if the American
people would not sacrifice their lib
erty. The prevalent idea that a high pro-
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Caused by Disturbance
at High School.
Teacher Tried to Reprimand Pupil and
the Latter Resented It.
The students at the Akron High
school are stirred up today over an
affair which occurred shortly after
E. F. Rankin, a teacher in the first
A trrammar Krade, and William
Metzler, a pupil, were the principals.
Rankin is a new teacher, having
been employed by the Board of Edu-
I cation only a month ago.
It is claimed that Metzler was un
ruly. When Mr. Rankin began to
reprimand him he grew ugly. It is
said Rankin pushed Metzler against
a radiator. This infused new spirit
into the affair, and Metzler, who by
the way is a foot ball player, struck
Mr. Rankin in the face with his fist.
Metzler was soon removed from the
room. His case is under advisement
and he may be expelled.
Scholars taught by Mr. Rankin
hissed to such an extent today when
he appeared to have them recite that
it was almost impossible to hold
Surrounded In Woods.
Threatened to Kill Any
one Who Advanced.
Officers From This City
Caught While Trying to Enter
Revolver and Escaped
Coming Toward Akron.
At 2 o'clock this afternoon a burg
lar was discovered making an at
tempt to break into a house near the
The alarm was given and several
farmers attempted to place the man
under arrest. He pulled out a re
volver and threatened to kill the
first man who approached.
Others were called to the scene.
The fellow retreated towards Blue
pond, hiding in the woods near that
place. The farmers surrounded the
woods and the man was called upon
to surrender. This he refused to do.
It was decided to ask for assistance
from Akron. The Sheriff was tele
phoned and a message was sent to
Deputy Sheriffs Hollinger and
Stone drove to the scene. The patrol
wagon with four officers was also
sent out. The fellow is believed to
be desperate. He Is, so it is reported,
heavily armed and is prepared to
kill anyone who attempts to enter
BREACH OF CONTRACT
Settled by the
The breach of contract case, i
which Marian Fuller was plaintiff
and John W. MoFerran and wife de
fendants, the plaintiff asking $203
damages because she was not given
charge of a certain hair-dressing es
tablishment, was settled in Justice
Thomas' court Thursday afternoon at
2 o'clock, verdict in favor of defend
ants. The case was brought into
court the first of the month.
DID NOT MEET Cuyahoga Falls
Counoil did not hold a meeting
Wednesday night-, there not being a
Rain Cooler tonight and Friday.
Their Game All Right
When They Struck James
town N. Y. Merchants.
Could Not Fool Akron
Have Had Too Much Experience !
to be Caught.
On Friday, Oct. 6, three people
registered at the Empire house un
der the assumed names of Mr. and
Mrs. E. B. Davis and Mrs. E. De
Hart of Chicago. Mrs. E. De Hart
claimed to be a sister of Mr. Davis.
Davis endeavored a number of
times to pass a check for $ 25 drawn
on a Cleveland bank and signed by
J. Gilbert." First he tried to pass
the check on Mr. S. E. Starrett, day
clerk at the Empire. Then he went
to various banks and express offices.
After being turned down at all these
plaoes the trio went to O'Neil's dry
goods store and bought a large quan
tity of goods and sent them to the
Empire C. O. D. The clerk refused
to pay for the goods and ordered
them back to O'Neil's. When the
strangers learned of this they re
turned to OINe'il's and wanted to pass
the forged check and receive the bal-
Do You Believe County Officials' Salaries
Are Too High?
If You Do, Vote Against the Machine, Which
Defeated the Russell Salary Bill.
In the spring of 1897, just prior to
Legislature, the Summit County Farmers' Institute adopted the following
"Besolved, that we object to the high salaries paid our oounty
officials. We know from the Auditor of State's report that In one
year the following salaries' have been paid our county officials,
Probate Judge $7,007
Becorder . ..5,262
Prosecuting Attorney 1,908
"We believe this is far beyond the value of the particular official
service given in return and we call upon our Bepresentatives and
Senators in the State Legislature to introduce laws cutting down
these exorbitant salaries to a point where they do not exceed the
value of services rendered.
"We believe that the same economy practiced by individuals
in managing their business should be exercised by the public
servants in transacting public affairs."
In the same year both the Democratic and Bepublican county conven
tions adopted resolutions demanding
In the following winter Bepresentative Bussell Introduced a bill into
the Legislature placing officials upon the following salaries:
Probate Judge, $2,000; Treasurer, $2,000; Clerk, $2,000; Sheriff, $1,500
and five per cent, of collections; Prosecuting Attorney, $1,200; Commis
sioners, each, $800; Coroner, $200; Infirmary Directors, each, $160.
The bill provided that all fees collected over and above these amounts
should be paid into the county treasury,thus relieving the people of a large
burden of direct taxation. The bill also provided that the county should
fix the wages of deputies, instead of allowing officials to do so in order to
help political favorites.
This bill was defeated upon the last day of the Legislature's session by
the combined efforts of the Summit county Bepublican Machine, which
not only sent a committee to Columbus
tributed liberally to a corruption fund to be used against it.
Bepresentative Bussell says the bill would have saved the people of
Summit county upwards of $30,000 a year had it been passed.
This means that within the last two years the people of Summit
county have paid their county officers
it any wonder that these officials can afford to spend thousands of dollars
to be re-elected?
Bepresentatives Kempel and Bussell and Senator Alexander did all
in their power in behalf of the Salary bill, but against the combined efforts
and money of the office-holders they
Every voter in Summit county who
should receive lower salaries, should
men on the Democratic county ticket.
A vote for the Bepublican county ticket will be a vote to place the
office-holders at the court house in a position to defeat the Salary bill when
it again comes before the House.
Senator Alexander announced a few days ago that no man except the
officers themselves knows how much the people have to pay their county
officials. He said that the Clerk's office alone has paid more than $3,000 a
year. The same is true, relatively, of the offices of Probate Judge and Auditor.
Why should any voter whose vocation represents a life of toil with
meagre pay, vote to maintain men in offloe at these exorbitant salaries?
Of Akron and vicinity are
iinvited to attend a special
! demonstration of the superior
merits of the
A lady expert fitter from
New York will be here this
week and next.
ance in cash
This was refused.
Tne two women alter being nere a
week went to Canton. When they
left Mr. Starrett demanded pay for
their board from Mr. Davis. He
said he would settle the bill when he
left. Mr. Starrett finally made him
come to terms,.
The same people have been heaid
from in Jamestown, N. Y., where
they took the names of Mr. and Mrs.
G. O. Donnell and Mrs. Gertrude
Preston. There they succeeded In
passing three checks, aggregating
$67, which were drawn on Youngs
town, Buffalo and Allegheny banks.
Mrs. Preston is said to be the name
of one of the women. It is claimed
that she is the run-away wife of E.
D. Preston, a prominent physician in
Warren, Pa. Many Akron people
met the three while in this city.
the selection of candidates for the
a reduction of salaries.
to lobby against the bill, but con
$60,000 more than they deserved. Is
believes that the county officers
work and vote for the election of the
Action, to Collect
Will be Brought Against
Divorced! Wife Seeks to
Furniture Held by
A Partial Account Filed Court
Saturday against the members
last year's foot ball team.
wore an Akron
suit will be named as
The action is to be brought by the
receivers of the Akron Street Bail
way & Illuminating company for
light used on the Buchtel college
fields The lights were placed on the
grounds for the purpose of night
practice. The claim, $50, was placed
in the hands of Parsons & Burch for
collection. They were unable to
realize anything on it. A number of
the members of last years' team are
FtghlpiB For Furniture.
Minnie Whitcraft, the divorced
wife of Frank-Hancock, is the plain
tiff in a case brought into Common
Pleas court on an appeal from the
docket of Squire W. N. Weld of
Bicbfleld-1.fter the separation thibcrwas placed in an asylum and
husband took possession of the
household effects. His ex-wife in
sists that he has no right to the
goods and that he is holding them in
violation of tho law. In Justico's
court the decision was with the hus
band. Motion For Distribution.
Lucella Gonder has filed a motion
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other pastry, light, sweet and excellent in every quality.
Royal Baking Powder is made from pure
in Common Pleas court asking for
an order directing John O. Weber,
guardian of the late Joseph Gonder
jr., to pay her $428.57, a one-seventh
interest in a trust fund, the part due
the deceased as his share of an es
tate. Account Filed.
Mrs. Julia McFarlin, executor of
the estate of William McFarlin, has
filed a partial account. She has re
ceived and expended $13,035.44 since
the last account was filed. Two div
idends, each of $1,050, were paid by
the-First National bank. The Cor
nell estate paid $8,333.35, Mr. Mc
Farlin's commission as executor of
the will of T. W. Cornell. The sup
port of the heirs amounted to
Giovanni Maglione, Italy. Frank
Robert Wolff. Germany. Edward
The case of the State, on complaint
of Alico DeMangeout vs. Bodney
Wall, has been filed. Sh9 'alleges
that he is the father of her child.
Mrs. D. L. Ford Pierced
Her Jugular Vien.
Committed Suicide Because of Despon
dency -She Was insane.
News has just been received of the
death of Mis. D. L. Ford, aged 48
years, at Durand, Shiawassee county,
She was the wife of "Due" Ford,
who resided in Northfield township,
this courrtySo years ago and was in
the lumber business with Mr.
Shields. Mrs. Ford was well known
in this city.
Early in October she was taken 111
md became temporarily insane.
after being confined about two weeks
she committed suicide ou Oct. 20 by
thiusting a hair pin into her jugular
vein. She bled to death.
NOT SERIOUS David L. King
who had an ugly gash cut in his
foiehead Wednesday noon, is doing
nicely today. His injury is not of a
housewife will find the Royal
foods. It makes the
grape cream 01 tartar, tne most neaitniui
and pleasant of all fruit acids, and adds
anti-dyspeptic qualities to the food.
ROYAL BAKINQ POWDSH
FISHING M. D. Buckman and
Earl Shepard are fishing at Spring
FIRST MEETING The Mothers
and Teachers' Circle of Howe school
will hold their first meeting for this
term at 3:10 Friday.
DISTINGUISHED GUEST Ada
B.Johnson, National president of
the W.V.R.U., will be entertained by
Lincoln union in its hall this even
ing. LICENSE ISSUED A marriage
license was issued in Cleveland
Wednesday to Frank Ralph Brown
of Akron and Miss Gertrude Anna
ble of Cleveland.
NOTtTHERE Officer John King
returned home from Massillon Wed
nesday evening. The information
that Hill, the robe thief, was there,
seems to have been a fake.
SCABLET FEVER The resi
dence of Squire J. L. Porter of Cov
entry township, has been placed un
der quarantine on account of a young
daughter's being ill with scarlet fe
PARLORS DECORATED The
Epworth league gave a social in the
parlors of tho First M. JE. church
last night. A program was rendered
and a lunch served, The parlors
were tastefully decorated with maple
MASONIC BEUNION The re
union of the Scottish Bite Masons is
being held in Cleveland this after
noon. The Akron members who will
put on the 25th degree are Chas. C.
Bates, Geo. Bilicw, Geo. W. Sieber,
James P. Boyd, H. JI. Hagelbarger,
Adolph Bonstedt, Jos. Hugill, A. P.
Baldwin and A. H. Sargent.
HOT CONTEST Dr. A.'B. How
ard of Cuyahoga Falls and Dr. A. J.
McNamara of Cleveland, candidates
for the position of superintendent of
Cleveland State Hospital for the in
sane, are making a hot contest. Dr.
Howard is backed by Gov. Bushnell.
Dr. McNamara 's father-in-law is a
member of the Hospital Board.
Prof. S. P. Orth of Buchtel college,
lectured at the First Congregational
church last night on "A Trip to
Greenland and the Far North."
Prof. Orth made his trip in 1892.
His lecture was intensely interest
ing. He illustrated his lecture with
20 stereoptioan views;, whipa he se
cured while on his trip.
GASOLINE EXPLODED In re
sponse to a still alarm the chemical
engine at 8:20 Thursday morning
was sent from No. 1 engine house to
811 East Mill st., where a fire was
started in the plumbing establish
ment of Engelhart and Eckart by
the explosion of gasoline in a solder
ing pot. Considerable work was
necessary before the fire could be ex
tinguished. Damage was slight.
Baking Powder indispensable in
hot bread, hot biscuit, cake and
Many low-priced, imitation baking powders art upon the mar
ket. These are made with alum, and care should be taken t
avoid thcm, as alum is a poison, never to be takm in the food,. -
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An Italian Landscape
Under His Eye.
Lovers' Quarrel That Developed into
the Real Thing Enraged Girl.
A rather spectacular scene was
presented at the corner of Main and
Bubber sts. Wednesday evening
about 7:30. A well dressed young
couple were walking along the street
when suddenly they inaugurated a
She didn't drop her head like a
weeping willow and sob out, "Oh,
Not her! Instead, she pushed her
good right duke into his face with a
force that brought a whole constella
tion of stars to his vision, and inci
dentally painted an Italian sunset
under one of his eyes with her left.
crowd promply collected and
young man began fighting.
Blows were exchanged fast and fnri-1 ,
ous, and it looked as though the en
raged, petticoat would provettobe
the "best man," when Officer Ma
honey's near approach was heralded.
The combatants were separated.
While the young woman didn't look
innocent as a startled fawn, she ran
like one to East Exchange st. where
she coaxed up a few tears for effect,
and then quietly stole away some
where off in the stilly night.
Both made good their escape.
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