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AKRON. OHIO, WEDNESDAY EVENING. JVOYEMBER 15, 1899.
VOLUME EIGHT. NUMBER 179
PRICE ONE CENT
M. 0'iNEII& CO
Carnival and Cake Walk
Thursday Evening, Nov. 16
St. Barnard's Mall
Admission 15c. Children loc.
Look at our Furniture Show Rooms this week: Ymi
Court For Protection.
Is the Night School.
Largest Exclusive Dry
Goods Store in Akron.
need one, everybody needs one who reads.
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Was a Witness.
to be Heard Tomorrow.
Candidates Tell What They
Stranger Held For Identification
News In Court.
"Your Honor, I ask for protection
from the court."
Prosecutor R. 31. Wanamaker was
on the stand as a witness for the de
fense in the case of James Doran et
al. vs. the County Commissioners.
All of Tuesday afternoon he had
been giving the details of the events
leading up to the confession of
Romulus Cotell. Mr. Sieber, for the
plaintiffs, had made numerous objec
tions. He claimed the Prosecutor
was making arguments for the de
fense while giving testimony. He
Insisted that the witness confine
himself to answering questions.
"I am entitled to some respect, I
believe," continued Mr. Wanamaker.
"Gentlemen, there should be no
feeling displayed in the trial of this
case. As it is it is taking too much
, time," said the court.
Mr. Sieber assured the court that
he had uo personal feeling in the
matter, but that he believed that
Mr. Wanamaker, being an attorney,
should know when he answered the
question. It was not proper for him
to do anything more. The case is
"moving alongvery slowlyntWill
probably take a week to complete
Mrs. Hattie D. Hailstock, mother
of the late Frank Hailstock, jr., has
filed an appeal bond for $200, signed
by Geo. W. Crouse, in Probate court.
She will carry the case, wherein she
was ordered to pay Hailstook's
widow $102, to Common Fleas court.
Annexation Hearing Tomorrow.
The question of annexing territory
to the south, north and west of Akron
will be up for hearing before the
County Commissioners Thursday
The. resolution to annex passed
the City Council some time ago and
the County Commissioners have now
to confirm or reject the proposition
The territory to be annexed is situ-
. ated upon all sides Akron with the
greater portions upon the north,
south and west and" embraces about
, 5.000 inhabitants. The boundaries
ihave previously been published in
Tt is understood that a number of
Remonstrances will be presented
"Wednesday by residents of the dis
trict proposed to be annexed and that
the hearing will be a lengthy one.
A number of Akron's business men
will be on hand to plead for annexa
tion, as they believe the suburban
residents should be taken into the
city before the decennial census next
Nancy Ann Viers vs. Rachel A
Johnson et al., is the title of a parti
tion case begun in Common Pleas
court. The plaintiff asks that her
Interest in the estate of the late
Philip Mann, who died in 1879 be set
off to her f it can be done without
mauifest injury. Otherwise she
asks that the property be sold.
James McGehan, ' who attempted
to throw himself under a train nt
Peninsula Tuesday, is confined in
the county jail. It is believed that
the man is insane and a partial in
quest has been held. Judge Ander
son has communicated with Cleve
land authorities where it is supposed
the man belongs.
East Market Street Cases.
A jury has been called to consider
the damage claims in the case
of the City of Akron vs. Ida M.
Paige etaL The case Involves the
East Market st. paving.
County Recorder Ailing and Coun
ty Clerk Hershey have filed their
expense accounts of tho recent elec-
Fair tonight and Thursday; Colder
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tion. It cost Mr. Ailing $272.75, and
Mr. Hershey $248.25."
Lewis Yerrick paid $350 to be
elected land appraiser.
W. F. Crispin, treasurer of the
Inhibition Executive commltte,has
filed a statement of the expenses of
their campaign. The amount ex
pended was $34.20. D. G. Armstrong,
treasurer of the Young Men's Pro
hibition club, paid out $32.20 for the
Admitted to Probate.
The will of Sarah Brownless has
been admitted to probate.
Frank Hawsraan, Barbertotr 22
Gertrude Reicheard, Barberton....20
Jasper E. Ferris, Akron 68
Mrs. Mary Ann Murray, Akron 53
George F. Mikschj Copley 32
Bertha L. Schumacher, Copley 18
"And be Ready For the
Battle Next Year."
Hon. John R. McLean's Advice to the
Democrats of Ohio.
Chairman Ed. H. Hishop has re
ceived the following letter from Hon.
John R. McLean :
Cincinnati, O., Nov. 11, 1899.
Mr. Ed. H. Bishop, Chairman Dem
ocratic Executive Committee,
Dear Sir: I have lost, but I be
lieve the party has gained. I believe
the principles for which we stood
the issues are so strong that the bat
tle is only begun. For the part you
took there can be nothing but praise.
You have shown your Democracy
with fearful odds against you. Every
Democrat should be grateful to you
and your organization.
I ain not disappointed, for Mc
Lecin i s only one man, but for the
many poor fellows who staked their
all on this fight, I have the greatest
sympathy. For them I am dis
tressed. The Democrats of the
state of Ohio should feel proud of
their fight. The President's state;
the home of Mark Hanna, a United
States Senator; of Mark Hanna,
Chairman of the National Republi
can Committee ; contributions from
every stato in the Union, from every
United States legation in foreign
countries, all contributed what they
could, creating an enormous fund
that was simply overwhelming in
the last three days of the fight. Ours
was a battle for principles; theirs
for political purposes.
I hope that next year God will
spare you, your associates and my
self that we may all be in the battle
in 1900, a battle for the people against
tho combinations of power. This Is
the hour for couroge, for pluck. I
know you have plenty of it; spare
what you can for your neighbor; en
courage him to go on with the good
fight. It is only a question of time
when we will wear them out.
The Jones movement caused the
defeat of the Democratic party. I do
not believe that was their intention.
They meant to overthrow Hanna,
but their movement was a misdi
As the candidate of tho Democrat
ic party for Governor of Ohio, I
thank you for yonr loyal support.
As a man a Democrat, I beg of you
to organize and bd ready for the bat
tle next year.
Sincerely your friend,
J. R. MoLeak.
Does the Akron Chamber
Committee Will Work For
a Greater Akron.
Municipal Code Commission
Officers Invited Here.
Private Meeting Held to Discuss Plans
For Year's Work.
All members of Chamber of Com
merce committees were present at a
private meeting held Tuesday even
ing. Tho meeting was called to discuss
plans for the coming year's work.
Indications are that work will be
prosecuted with a greater vigor than
has been the case in the past, as the
secretary's salary was increased suf
ficiently to warrant his giving con
siderable of his time to Chamber of
Commerce work. Attorney H. L.
Snyder has been re-elected secre
tary. Among other matters considered
was that of the project to annex ter
ritory on the north, south and west
of Akron. The Chamber of Com
merce is enthusiastically in favor of
this annexation and a Committee of
Twenty was appointed to meet with
the County Commissioners Thursday
morning and do all in their power to
bring about measures authorizing the
taking in of the territory proposed by
the City Council.
Dayton A. Doyle, chairman of the
Legislative committee, was instruct
ed to correspond -with members of
Municipal Code Commission, rela-
tive-to securing speakers to-come-to
Akron to explain to the people the
real interests embodied in the Muni
cipal Code bill which is being pre
pared for submission to the next
Tho Executive committee reported
that membership dues had been
raised from $3 to $10 a year.
KEPT HIS WORD.
Dr. Jacobs Got Two Deer
On His Hunting Trip.
Gave Onfi to Oshkosh City Hospital
Brought the Other Home.
Some of Akron's people may have
noticed that fine deer on exhibition
at Phil Sohlingmann's East Market
street meat market today.
It is one of the excellent speoimens
killed by Dr. W. O. Jacobs while on
his hunting trip in Northern Wis
consin. Dr. Jacobs returned from
his trip last evening, well recouped
in health and more than pleased
with his hunting experiences. He
brought one of the deer home with
him. The other he gave to the City
Hospital at Oshkosh.
Accompanying Dr. Jacobs on" his
hunting trip were Dr. C. W. Oviatt
of Oshkosh, Wis., and Dr. Darwin
Sperry of Philips, Wis. While in
Wisconsin Dr. Jacobs met Dr. and
Mrs. Willis P. Sperry of Tallmadge,
who were the guests of Phillips rel
atives. A day or so after Dr. Jacobs ar
rived in Wisconsin he wrote home
that he would not return until he had
killed a deer. The fact that he
killed two has won for him the ad
miration of the local medical fra
ternity. A $12,000 JUDGMENT.
The C. A. & C. Railway Company
Wants It Reversed.
The case of the C, A. & C. rail
road against Carrie Pinkerton, has
been filed in Supreme court from the
Circuit court of Knox county. Miss
Pinkerton attempted to cross the
tracks of tho C, A. & C. iu Mt. Ver
non, and was struck by one of the
company's cars. He right arm was
crushed, so that amputation was
necessary, ono leg broken and some
of the spinal vertebrae injured.
There were other injuries of a ser
ious nature. The accident occurred
May 2, 1898. Suit was brought for
$50,000 dumages and $12,000 recovered.
The railroad company now seeks to
reverse this judgment.
Better Ones at Big
Rare offerings in
offers in TABLE LINENS
155 and 157
South Howard street.
SEVEN WISE MEN
Have a Great Many- Dis
ciples In Akron.
Names of Officers of the New Lodge
Akron Conclave, Improved Order
Heptasophs, a fraternal and benefi
cial organization, was instituted in
the Knights of Honor hall at 116 S.
Howard st. last night with 34 char
The ceremony of institution was
conducted by Morris G. Cohen of
Pittsburg, Supreme Archon. Offi
cers were installed by Samuel H.
Tattersdall of Baltimore, Md., Su
preme Sccietary, assisted by A-. C.
Garvin of MeridanConn. Remarks
were made by the supreme officers
and Geo. C. Berry, Supreme Sacre-
taryoftho Pathfinder, delivered an
address of welcome to the new order,
which sparkled with wit and humor.
Following the meeting an oyster
supper was served at John Koerber's
Cafe. The outlook for the new lodge
is very bright.
The officers are: Past archon,
Wm. F. Eckeit; archon, Orln W.
Baum; provost, Frances H. Jenet;
secretary, Louis D. Koplin; finan
cier, Rezin D. Westfall; treasurer,
Samuel W. Hixon; prelate, Harry
H. Replogle; inspector, John H.
Evans; warden, Chas. A. Bollinger;
sentinel, Marion F. Cook; trustees,
Wm. E. Langdon, Henry C. Woeh
ler; organizers, Rezin D. Westfall,
Arthur A. Koplin. The lodge will
meet next Tuesday evening.
Compositions of Brahms Delight Ak
ron's Musical People.
.A well attended and enjoyable
event was the recital of Brahms'
pianoforte compositions by Mr. Ar
thur Whiting, of New York, held at
Militant hall Tuesday evening, un
der tho auspices of the Tuesday Af
ternoon Musical club.
The recital was prefaced by a short
lecture delivered by Mr. Whiting
upon the life work of the great Ger
man composer, in which he compli
mented his rare ability and happy
In executing the piano selections,
constituting the musical program of
the evening, Mr. Whiting evidenced
that peculiar skill which character
izes the master of art. The program
was classical and versatile,the music
rich and melodious, delighting the
hearers and winning vigorous and
Card of Thanks.
Wo extend our heartfelt thanks to
the friends and neighbors and to tho
order, who kindly assisted us during
the illness and death of our beloved
husband and fathor.
Mbb. Geo, W. Rinkbb & Fajiuv.
Last Night's Enrollment
Special Corps of Teachers
No Tuition Fees Charged the
School Board Held a Special Meeting
The nigh school at the High
school building has assumed such
considerable proportions as to cause
the members of the Board of Educa
tion to wonder '-where they aro at."
A special meeting of the Board
was held Tuesday evening to dis
cuss the situation.
Supt. Thomas reported that the
present enrollment in the night
school is 400. There were 23 addi
tions Tuesday evening and 136 Mon
day night. Mr. Thomas said the
young people appeared to be in ear
nest. He sad there is quite a de
mand for instruction in mechanical
drawing and some want geometry
and algebra! The majority, natural
ly, are in need of the common
Mr. Talcolt thought the first thing
to consider was the question of fi
nances. Mr. Thomas stated that the
cost has been estimated at $3,000 to
$.5,500 to run! the school-until April
1. The clerk was not prepared to
give a correct report but said that
there is about $52,700 on hand now;
that about $40,000 will be needed .to
run the schools until the February
apportionment is available, so that
tho Board will have a surplus ex
ceeding $10,000 to use for the night
school project If it is so desired.
Chairman Reed of the Teachers'
committee recommendtd that eight
teachers be employed, the salary
to be fixed at $2.50 for each teacher
The salary question created a great
deal of discussion. Mr. Otis said
that the teachers were already ser
vants of the Board, being employed
at liberal salaries, in the day school.
"If you add $2.50 a night for four
nights each week," said Mr. Otis,
"you will create discord among the
other teachers." He thougtt that
teaching at night would necessarily
detract from the teacher's efficiency
in his day work. Mr. Otis recom
mended the employment of non
employed teachers and not double
Mr. Slabaugh thought the amount
specified was too much for two
hours' work and Mr. Talcott ex
pressed himself along the same line.
It was argued, however, that the
very best talent in the city had been
secured and that the necessity of
starting the school upon a proper
basis demanded teachers of exper
ience. When the matter was put to
a vote all of the dissenters wheeled
into line, the only negative vote be
ing cast by Col. Gibbons, who had
taken no part in the discussion.
The teachers employed are I. R.
Garbutt, J. H. Barnhart, Lee R.
Knight, S. W. Krull, F. L. Brown,
John Taylor, A. M. Dyer and W. H.
Anderson. The term of service for
the teachers will expiro Jan. 1.
Course of Study.
The Committee upon Course of
Study recommended the teaching of
the following studies: Bookkeep
ing, reading, writing, spelling, arith
metic, English grammar, U. S. his
tory, civil government and mechan
ical drawing. The latter study was
adopted provided pupils pay a tuition
of 25 cents per week to pay for in
struction. Mr. Fresc objected to tho
study and proposed an amendment
that in case the tuition received was
not sufficient to pay the teacher that
it be dropped. Tho amendment was
Mr. Raymond moved that no tui
tion be charged to citizens residing
within the school district with tho
exception of tho class in mechanical
Mr. Otis said that the age limit
was from 0 to 21 years in tho day
school and he was not in favor of
making any exceptions in the night
schools. Mr. Slabaugh was of the
same opinion, saying that as the
pupils were engaged at work during
the day, they could afford to pay a
The vote stood:
Ayes Raymond, Millikiu, Frese,
Kelley, Hartzell, Gibbons, Reed.
Nays Otis, Slabaugh, Diehm, Tal
cott. A motion by Mr. Slabaugh pre
vailed that those attending the
night school who live outside of the
school district of the city of Akron
pay a tuition of 50 cents per week.
Mr. Slabaugh also moved that all
over 21 years of age within school
district be assessed 25 cents per
week. This was lost on a tie vote.
The committee on text books re
commended that the new Introduc
tory Bookkeeping be used in the
DIDN'T KNOW WHY
He Did It, But the Blue
Gills Were There,
And He Rocked at Ease In a Stolen
Officer Joseph Kempel arrested
Joseph Haudworth at 8 o'clock
Tuesday night on a charge of petit
larceny, and Wednesday morning
tho defendant was fined $3 and costs
in Police court.
It seems that early iu the evening
Handworth tossed a few febrile
drinks into him and acted in the
usual peculiar manner. At one time
he was seen carrying two coats. Later
he visited Frank Slocum's fish
market, South Main st, and filled his
pockets with a choice assortment of
blue-gills. He started away from the
market, but upon second thought re
turned and took some more fish.
Continuing on South Main st. to
Grossman's furniture store, Hand
worth made another stop. Select
inganeasy arm chair with rockers,
he took it with him. He was next
located in front of Laffer's drug
store, where he sat down on the
chair, and rocked with a remarkable
grace and complacency until thoro
ughly rested. The succeeding loca
tion in which he established himself
was on Water st., where Officer Kem
pel found him having a jolly good
George Rod way was arraigned on
a charge of assault and battery, Mrs.
Catharine Smith being the plaintiff.
Rodway is also accused of assault
ing his father. This disorderly con
duct occurred at 8 o'clock Tuesday
night. Case continued to Thursday
morning, pending further investiga
tion. Bond $100.
John Merryweather, charged with
oreating a disturbance in Kauff man's
store and saloon on the evening of
Nov. 8 was discharged upon condi
tion that he stay away from Kauff
nian's. Patrick Greely. intoxication, $2
Peter Boro and John Filkl,
Pollacks, will be given a hearing
Saturday morning. They are ac
cused of engaging in a fight Sunday
Vagraney cases Dick Winfieid, 10
days and costs; Chas. Small, five
days and costs; Frank Doyle, same
Mrs. Georgo Fuchs of South Ak
ron, on Wednesday afternoon made
complaint in the Mayor's court that
her husband is not supporting his
The Election of Secretary For Two
Weeks Union Charity Association.
The qestion of emploplng a general
secretary for the Union Charity as
sociation was debated at some length'
Tuesday afternoon. The committee
appointed to make a recommenda
tion was not ready to make a report
and was granted two weeks time.
. J. H. Seymour was elected to act
as treasurer during J. W. Little's
Tho association decided to ask
damages of the Maccaboos for chairs
that were broken and tables that
were scratched and battered.
The next mooting will be held in
Intesested In a New Manufacturing
Dr. A. M. Cole and H. W. Cole,
aro out of the city iu the interest of
a now manufacturing concern of
which they aro tho promoters. An
effort is being made by other cities
to interest the projectors of the now
enterprise and it is not improbable
that Akron wiJI Jose the now industry.
Book Cases From
$1.75 to $4.50
The last price is a double door, glass front case.
They won't last long. You should get one.
IVI. O'NEIL. & GO.
To be Met Saturday.
Local Players Are Con
fident of Success.
Omaha Kid's Hard Fight With
Gus Ruhlin Will Meet Lansing In
Manager Robinson of the Buchtel
college foot" ball team "has secured
the Baldwin-Wallace university
team for a game next Saturday in
Lovers of foot ball will remember
that Baldwin-Wallace has a strong
team and has played several star
games in Akron during previous sea
sons. Thoir appearance upon the
college gridiron should call out a
large crowd of spectators at Satur
The college boys aro hard at work
every afternoon and great interest is
being manifested. Captain Price is
putting the new men through regular
practice and when Buchtel lines up
against the heavy collegians, there
will be no weak spots in the team.
The college boys are confident of
victory and tho game promises to be
a good one. "
As the Buchtel players have two
games scheduled against Mt. Union,
the contest Saturday will be of value
to them in measuring their strength
against college teams.
Gardner Wins. - . -
It took twenty-five rounds of
fierce fighting for Oscar Gardner, the
Omaha Kid, to get a decision over
James Hamilton in New York,
Tuesday night. Hamilton put up a
strong, nervy fight, and was only de
feated by the Kid's cleaner cut de
livery and cleverness.
It Is announced that Gus Ruhlin
will meet Mike Lansing in Youngs
town in the near future.
Will Meet Ruhlin.
A special from Youngstown says:
"The local athletic club has re
ceived Word from Mike Lansing of
Rochester, N. Y., that he will meet
Ruhlin here in a 20-round contest.
Lansing is 6 feet 1 inch tall, 20 years
old, 195 pounds aud is a boiler maker
by trade. Ruhlin has refused to
meet Dunkhorst at Youngstown."
No better or stronger series of box
ing bouts has ever been arranged for
decision in this vicinity than those
planned for the Wes Side A. C. of
Massillon for next Monday night. In
addition to the 15-round contest be
tween Art Simms, featherweight
champion of the state, and Dave
Lavigne, featherweight champion of
New England, Ihero will be two
other ten round contests and a six
round go between good boys of more
than average ability. The cham
pionship affair between Lavigne aud
Simms promises to bo replete with
brilliant boxing, and as both lads
have unbeaten records they will cer
tainly battle every inch of the entire
distance or until a winner is found.
Simms will have a slight ndian
tage in height, and is probably a
harder puncher than his more ex
perienced opponent, but tho latter
has generalship and speed jo off set
the whirlwind rushes of the Akron
boy, and the winner will know that
he has been to anything but a pink
tea when the smoke of battle clears
away. This contest will undoubtedly
establish Simm's standing in the
fistic world, and should ho be fortu
nate enough to dofeat the eastern
crack it will give him. a big reputa
tion in tho east, where Lavigne has
defeated the best men that could be
found to face him.
Tho Howo school foot ball team
defeated the third High school team
Monday afternoon. Score 10 to 0.
August Stitzlein made a 10 yard run
for a touchdown.
There will be no "fake" about the
foot ball game to be played Thanks
giving by teams representing the
Elks and Klrkwood clubs.
It has been decided that the win
ning team shall have 75 per cent of"
the gate receipts and the losers end
25 per cent. Both teams will put
forth every effort to win the larger
slice, and a large crowd will un
doubtedly be on hand to witness the
game and see the pigskin chasers
wallow in the mud..
Secret practice is being indulged in
by both teams, and there is every
reason to believe that a "walk
away" is not in store for either side.
LECTURED Prof. N. L. Glover
delivered a lecture on "Music" at the
Woodland Ave. Methodist church
POCKETBOOK FOUND Mrs
Martha Weyrick of 102 Locust street
reports that she found a pocketbook.
Owner can havo same by identifying
MEETING CALLED The Moth
ers' and Teachers' Circle of the
Normal Training school will hold a
meeting Thursday afternoon at 3:15
P. & W. CLAIMS All claims,
against the receivers of the P. & W.
railroad must present it on or before
Jan. 1, 1900, in order to fake part in
the distribution of the assets.
BIG BUSINESS Hotel busine'ss
was never better in Akron. For over
a month all the hotels in the city
have been crowded and every night
and day people are turned away.
REHEARSING Pupils of the
Hebrew Reformed church Snnday
school are rehearsing for an enter
tainment to be given on the evening
of Dec. 3, in honor of the feast of
Lights, or Chanuko.
NEW EXCHANGE Within 30
days the work of rebuilding the tele
phone exchange at Barberton by the
People's Telephone company will
begin. Indications are that au ex
cellent service will be established.
MARRIED IN NEW YORK It
is announced that Chas. Tfaxler, the
Akron manufacturer, whose wife
was granted a divorce last week,
will marry Miss Tisby Triplett in
New York today. Miss Triplett was
named as co-respondent in Mrs.
Traxler's sensational divorce peti
tion. The couple will sail for Eng
land after the ceremony, where they
ST BERNARD'S FAIR The at
tendance at St. Bernard's fair Tues
day night was not as large as on
previous evenings. An excellent
program was rendered, consisting of
a three-act farce by the larger class
es. On Wednesday night a minstrel
show will be staged. The various
contests will be decided Saturday
evening, at which time tho fair will
SMALL FIRE Tuesday morning
about 3:30 Mrs. J. E. Bennett of 101
Wills avo., arose from bod and went
down stairs to see what time it was,
there'being no clock in her room.
Striking a match to light a lamp, sh
accidentally held the blaze to a win
dow curtain, which took lire. She
called her husband and the ITro waft
beaton out ith rugb. Tho curtaiu
was destroyed, with a rug and some
pieces of brie-a-brac. Mrs. Bennett
was also burned about tho arms and