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THE DAILY DEMOCRAT
Edw. S. Rarter Frad W. Gayer
Editor and Mantgars.
Ed H. Db la. OoCBT.IIgr. Adrertlilng Dpt
THE AKBON DEMOCRAT OOUFANT
Democrat Block, Nos. 1S5 and UT Main st.
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President ,,. , Jitm V. Welsh
Vice-President A- T. Paige
Secretary - Fwed W. Qxrxa
Treasurer j.. "WHilAX T. SAWTIK
Edw.S. HIktxr Jmo.MoNamaba
Ed. H. Di La Ooubt.
Entered at the Postofflce at Akron, Ohio, as
Second-Olasi Hall Mfctter.
Delivered ETery Evening by Carrier Boy
5 CENTS A WEEK
By Mall li-EO - - - JLSS for Six Mouths
Official Papsr of tht City of
TO TELEPHONE THE DEMOCRAT CALL
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14
THE AUDITOR'S NEW SYSTEM.
The increase in the Akron tax du
plicate as a result of the valuations
just completed amounts to $610,680,
making the total duplicate $17,163,
340 the highest it has ever been.
An inspection of the tax returns
shows that while only the usual an
nual increase has taken place in the
valuation of real estate this year
the increase being $105,420 the in
creased valuation of personal prop
erty represents the large sum of
What caused this remarkable in
crease in the valuation of personal
The reason is obvious. Last spring
Auditor Sisler, at the suggestion of a
delegation representing the Akron
Chamber of Commerce, and by au
thority of a law that had never been
enforced in Summit county, ordered
that all local corporations should
make their tax returns direct to the
Boots and Shoes,
Sale Begins at 9 O'clock Wednesday Morning) at 163 and 165
Auditor, instead of reporting them to
the ward assessors.
The result has been that of the more
than half million of increased per
sonalty valuation, the greater part
represents increases voluntarily
reported by the corporations in mak
ing their returns to the auditor.
This is in marked contrast with the
haphazard system that formerly
prevailed, whereby the ward asses
sors received the returns of the
corporations, and , the latters' sense of
responsibility being removed, the
valuations were often far below what
they should have been.
Under the new system such returns
as were not voluntarily increased by
the corporations were raised by the
Board of Equalization, so that the
net increase will yield enough added
taxes under thejnaximum levy of 9
mills to take the city entirely out of
debt within a few years, provided
there is no slump in the. real estate
duplicate next year and the city's
finances are well managed.
For these benefits Akron people
will have to thank Auditor Sisler,
the Akron Chamber of Commerce,
the Board of Equalization and the
improved industrial conditions
which have enabled Akron's manu
facturers to iucrease the tax valua
tions of their properties without suf
fering a hardship.
A DOUBLE-BARRELLED TESTIMONIAL.
In another column thirty-six em
ployes of the Akron government
building unite in a testimonial to the
public that Postmaster Ebright "has
never interfered in any way regard
ing the politics of any employe in the
postofflce, even by suggestion."
It did not require the signed state
ments of the postal employes to con
vince Akron people that this was so,
for they have known that fiom the
beginning of Dr. Ebright's service as
postmaster he has carefully obeyed
the Civil Service regulations.
But in the same testimonial in
which th6 postal employes pay
Postmaster Ebright a compliment
that wins for him the kindly feeling
of the people, they proceed to make
a denial that at best can only bolster
him up in the estimation of the poli
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Dry Goods, Hats and Caps, Millinery, Ladies' Suits and Skirts, Cloaks and Capes. Furnishing Goods For Men, Women and
Children. By Order of the Court the whole Stock must be Turned Into Cash to Pay Creditors
ticians who are trying to batter down
the Civil Service laws.
It is a well known fact that in the
late campaign a desperate appeal was
made by the Republican managers
urging federal office holders in this
and other states to contribute to a
campaign fund for the purpose of
It will be remembered that the
boldness of these appeals impelled
the Civil Service Commission to not
only send out letters warning em
ployes protected by Civil Service
against heeding appeals for cam
paign contributions, but the Com
mission even began an investigation
to ascertain whether there had been
a criminal violation of the Civil
Service laws by the Republican
The warning letters sent out by
the Civil Service Commission were
posted in some of the postoffices
throughout the country.
The Desiocbvt was informed in
the closing days of the campaign that
one of the letters had been posted in
the Akron office, and it published
the information for what it wa
worth. The Democrat cannot
see how Postmaster Ebright
would have suffered in the estima
tion of Akron people, even though
he had posted the letter telling the
employes under his control that they
would be protected against being
"held up" by campaign committees.
Be this as it may, the employes of
the Akron postofflce want the citi
zens of Akron to be quite clear in
their understanding of two proposi
tions: First, that Postmaster Ebright ha
uever interfered in their politics, one
way or another.
Second, that Postmaster Ebright
has never warned them "that no
attention should be paid to letters
asking for campaign contributions,
or anything pertaining thereto."
The first proposition can do no
more than reassure the people, who
already had assurance upon this
point, that Postmaster Ebright is
trying to do what is right by the
Civil Service regulations. The sec
ond proposition can do no more than
assure the politicians that nothing
has happened unfriendly to their
At least this is the double-barrelled
view wnlch the citizens of Akron
generally will be constrained to take
of this extraordinary circular issued
by the postal employes.
Remember the Opening Day of th
BUILD THE HALL.
The proposition of the German
American societies of Akron, under
the leadership of Air. P. E. Werner,
to build a large public hall of an
architectural design and upon a
scale suited to the growing needs of
Akron, will meet with the approba
tion of all citizens.
For many years Akron has suffered
for want of a suitable place in which
to hold large public meetings, and
the enterprise of the German-American
societies in undertaking to
overcome this great drawback is
more than commendable.
The hall which the German
American company purposes to
build will be of a size and finish suf
ficient to enable Akron to bid suc
cessfully for many of the State and
National conventions," whether of
political or civic organizations, that
have heretofore passed Akron by in
choosing a convention city.
Looking upon the financial side
alone, the benefits that would accrue
to Akron from being in a position to
entertain large conventions would
within a few years more than reim
burse our citizens for bubscriptions
to the fund provided for building the
The Beacon has decided that
Senator Hanna will have to let go
as chairman of the Republican
Committee, so it suggests that "there
is only one logical snccessor to the
place,' and he hails from Akron. The
man who has furnished ihe brains
for the committee and who has been
it real head, ought to become its
head in fact." Of course this means
Col. Dick, and so long as the Chair
man is to be an Akron man Akron
people will not complain. But what
will Mark think of the imputation
that lie has neither furnished the
brains nor been the real head of the
committee, of which he has beon
chairman? What was Senator
Hanna two years ago, when he
declared in a speech at Assembly
hall, that "as Chairman of the Re
publican National Committee I have
a right to command all Republicans
to support their ticket?". Some of
the Republican newspapers that are
hadgering Mr. Hanna now did not
dare to dispute his authority then.
With Col. Dick being boosted for
the chairmanship of the National
Republican party, the highest place
in tho organization of the Republican
party; with Gus Ruhlin aspiring for
heavyweight championship honors;
and with Art Simms seeking feather
weight honors, Akron is "being very
well advertised throughout the
Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup will cure throat
and lung trouble without fail. For
grippe, influenza and a deep seated
cough or cold, it i the best remedy
offered to the public. The doses are
small and a bottle costs only 25c. IS
Caused Two Deaths In the
of Andrew Gill.
Black diphtheria has caused two
deaths in the family of Andrew Gill
in less than a w eek.
Friday the eldest daughter was
buried. Saturday another daughter
was interred. His four other chil
dren are sick with the disease. The
family resides two miles cast of
Not a Surprise.
It will not be a surprise to any who
are at all familiar with the good
qualities of Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy, to know that people every
where take pleasure in relating their
experience in the use of that splen
did medicine and in telling of the
benefit they have received from it,
of bad colds it has cured, of threat
ened attacks of pneumonia it ha3
averted and of the children it has
saved from the attacks of croup and
whooping cough. It it a grand, good
medicine. For sale by all druggists.
E. Steinbacher & Co., wholesale
The DoKtjs Met Croker.
New Yoke, Nov. 14. Admiral
Dewey and his wife breakfasted and
lett the hotel for a walk. In compli
ance with the request made by the ad
miral on Saturday, he was not molested
in any way. They met Richard Croker.
who was driving. The admiral intro
duced Mrs. Dewey.
Fjghtera Killed by a Train.
SnoiOKiN, Pa., Nov. 14. While Jno.
Yuusk and Conrad Wmsko, young nn
married Hungarians, were engaged m
a -fistfight on thts Philadelphia and
Reading railroad tracK near Enterprise
an express train rail them down and in
stantly killed them.
Uotlier of Lieut. Bag ley Pensioned.
Washington, Nov. 14. A pension of
S15 a month was granted by Conimis
Eiouer Ev.ius to Adelaide Y. Bagley,
mother ot Lieutenant Worth Bagley,
who was killed in the war with Spam.
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South Howard St., Akron, O, &
Are the nearest water-proof,
Are the warmest,
Are the best wearing,
Are the most comfortable
shoes in the world.
We have them in the lat
est styles in BLACK and TAN
for men, women, misses and
children. Prices are right.
Try a pair.
C. A. Holloway
143 South Howard st.
Rifles and Shot Guns
OF ALL KINDS
Ammunition and Sporting Goods
Special attention given to re
pairing Guns. Builders' Hard
ware, Plate Glass, Mixed
Paints, Lead, etc. Prices right.
Phone 638 511 South Main st.
Colonol iienr Inman Dead.
Topeka, Nov. 14. Colonel Henry In
man, author and cs-nlainsman, associ
ate.of Colonel W. F. Cody (Buffalo Bill),
died here, aged 63.
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine
Tablets. All druggists refund the
money if it fails to cure. 13. W.
Grove's signature is on each box. 23c
Continued From First Page.
being ou lines, no fire in the stoves,
and bad conditions in the transfer
system on East Market st. Tho City
Solicitor was asked to advise as to
what manner action could be brought
to compel the company to give
better service. Ho said, that if the
franchise was not lived up to, the
company could be arrested for viola
tion of it.
Mr. Crisp said that both he and
Mr. McGarry had visited the com
pany and were assured that every
thing was being done to hasten the
improvements desired. Eight new
cars are ready for service and will
be put on promptly.
Mr. Fiebeger called the attention
of council members to the fact that
annexation matters would be con
sidered by the County Commission
ers, Thursday. He urged all who
could to bo present at the meeting.
Courtesy to Garfield Club.
Permission was given the Garfield
club to hold its business meeting
in the Council chamber next Mon
day night. Council will be held In
the Police Court room
Black -Street Extension.
Matters pertaining to the Black st.
extension are progressing well. Mr.
Paul spoke of there being a move
ment on foot to continue the exten
sion to Carroll st.
To Extend Pavement.
A movement is in progress to have
the pavements on West Cedar st..
from Water to Pine sts., extended
out to the curb.
Petitions and Reports.
Mr. Paul Cuyahoga st., gutters
need opening. Some on Charles st.
Also, crossing at corner of Glen
wood ave., and Howard st., needs
Also, crossing wanted on Furnace
st., at Summit st.
Also, awning on First National
bank projecting out in Bank alley.
Teamsters complain that it knocks
part of tho loads off their wagons.
Also.street sign at Otis and Charles
st. needs to be replaced.
Mr. Sorrick People living in the
vicinity of the Henry school want a
erossing near the intersection of
Arch st. and the ontrance to the gate
iu the school yard fence.
Mr. Fiebeger Residents on Beck
Clothing . .
M. McOreal and 1 Manager
has. T. Osborn
av., between Market and Crosby str,
want an electric light.
Also, stone flagging in front of the
Schumacher block, on West Market
st., not yet laid.
Mr. Homau Citizens on Smith st.
want rubbish removed from iu front
of S. E. Phinney's property. Has
been there all summer.
Also, new bridge wanted on Maple
St., at C. T. & V. railroad.
Also, cross walks wanted on 'est
North st., at West st. and Brownless
Also, repairs are asked for on Pino
alley, between Buchtel av. and State
Also, citizens on Maple st. want
the Northern Ohio railroad to keep
sand off the street.
Mr. Thompson Catch .basin cor
ner Exchange and Spicer sts. stopped
Also, citizens on Zeller alley want
a vapor light.
Also, citizens on Buckeye st. want
some light. Have had none for two
Also, paving iu street car track on
East Exchange st., from Grant to
Spicer, in bad condition.
Also, citizens object to the condi
tion of the sidewalk in front of resi
dence 414 East Exchange st.
Mr. Amer The electric light on
High St., at Iron, does not burn reg
ularly. Also, lights are irregular on Mc
Coy st., at railroad crossing, and on
Main st. at Bartges and Thornton.
Mr. Brady Thornton st., from the
bridge to Bowery st., is in need of
Also, crossing wanted at corner of
Center and West Exchange sts.
Also, residents on South st. want
an electric light. It will do away
with eight or ten vapor lights.
Mr. Brown On- Case ave. the sw
er empties into the road in front of
the McGann property.
Also, citizens' want street cross
ings on Spicer st. The natural-gas
co upany, In laying pipe have left
the street in a bad condition.
Also, vapor lights are not burning
on Hazel st., from Adams to Arling
People living on street, runninjr off
Case ave. to James Smith's, want
gutters opened up- Street in bad
Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup is the safest and
surest cure for those dangerous af
fections of the little ones croup.
whoopinjr couzh and measle couch.
Physicians prescribe it, children like
it and aoses are small. Price 25c. 17