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CANTON OHIO. WEDNESDAY. JANUAliX 7. 1891.
VOb.57. NO. 40.
The Immense Duebe
Makes An A ssignmcnt t Inv
aril Douglass, of Cinciu lati,
Tho Awts Placed at $1,500,000 and
the Liubilitits Ouly $450,000.
Mr. John 0. Daobor Also Makes a
ills Liabilities About $2542,000
JllB ABHOts $i!00,000.
Proforonoos Amounting to $217,
000 Fllod In Favor of vVarlouB
Bnsiuess Mumiei Col. W. A. ilooio
and. Jiulsro Day IatL'i vl wi.d.
Bright Prospoots That tho Troablo
Will bo Only Temporary.
A Special aud luipoi'Mui 3Iectisr
the Board of Trade dlled.
Assignee Howard Douglass Will Visit
Cant6n on Wednesday Thq Hampden
Company Does Not AssignBusiness to
dominance in Two Weeks.
FROM TUESDAT'O DAITjY.
The Duobcr 'Watch Caso Manufacturing
company lias matlo an assignment.
Tho papers woro filed at Cincinnati
Monday afternoon At C o'clock.
Tho assignee is Mr. Howard Douglass, a
Cincinnati lawyer, who for years lias been
counsel for tho Ducber Watch Caao Manu
John O. Duobir Monday afternoon filed
. mortgages anil profereneoa in Cnnton and
Nowport, Jiy., amounting to $217,000.
Such in brief is tho story of an assign
ment that haB cast a gloom over tho city
THE NEWS BEACHES CANTON.
Early Monday evening tho news of tho
assignment reached Canton from Cincin
nati. Boforo anything had boon hoard of tho
affair in this city. Col. W. A. Mooro. sec-
rotary of tho company filed mortgages and
preferences with Recorder. Dougherty.
These wero filed to protoct thu company
and certain creditors. They umounted to
$217,000. Tho papers woro Mod. at 5
o'clock yesterday afternoon and tho mat
ter kept very quiet.
Tho mortgages filed hero, wero on all of
tho property of thu Dueber Watch Caso
Manufacturing company and Includes all
of tho West End real estato excepting
certain portions which luul previously
boon conveyed to tho Hampden Watch
At 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon Col. W.
A. Mooro walked quietly Intotho office of
Recorder Dougherty and filed eight mort
gages. Seven of them woro given by tho
Duober Watch Caso Manufacturing com-
San y, and tho other by Mr. John C.
Tho first was for 10,000 to tho Ohio
Valley National Uank of Cincinnati. It
was to secure -tho bank on notes hold,
which had been given by tho company.
Throo of tho notes wero for $10,000 each,
payablo ilvo months nftor dato. Thcso
notes wero dated Soptombor 2C, October
10 and Octobor.23, 1800. Two of tho notes
wero for $6,000 each, payable four months
af tor dato. Thcso wero given November
24 and Dccember,13, 1890.
HOW THE AIORTOAOES WERE 8IGNED.
This mortgage, as well as tho other six
6 Won by tho company, was signed by Tho
uobcr Watch Caso Manufacturing Com
pany: John C. Dueber as president; W.
A. Mooro us sccrotary. They wero wit
nessed by Charles ID-own and Mlko Mul
, ler, on January 5, 3891, in Cincinnati. Tho
attest of Michael Midler, a justice of tho
fpeaco of Cincinnati, under tho dato of
January -, is attached.
Thu noxt is for 110,000 to tho Euclid
Avenue National DaultB of Cleveland.
It js to cover four notes, each far $10,000,
payable four mouths after dato. ''hey
aro dated September 20, Soptomber 9,
October 5, and October 21,, 1890.
Thou comes a mortgugo for $10,000 to
Juppor, Wudo &Co.,,ofCIncliiiiuti. Itis
to cover two notes, bach for $i,0J0, dated
November II, 1890. TUo notes wero niado
payablo in 75 and 110 days.
Thoijermun National Bunk of Newport
Ky.ls given a mortgage for $10,000, to
cover a noto given November 1, 1190, payi
Tim inortguco to tho Union National
.Bank QfClovoland is for$100,000. .Nino of
thonoteiaroforiJUUOO each and .all of
thcmpayublo four months after dato. They
.are dated September 10, IrVptomhcr 19,
October 1, October 18, October 19, October
J!0, .November 2, Novembor ,18, and No
vember 29 1890. The other two note aro
ior $5,000 each, puyablo four months after
dato, They aro dated November 12 end
Thu First National Bank of Canton is
given a mnrtgago for $7,000. This Is to
cover two notes, each for $3,600, given
November 20 1890, payablo CO and 90 days
nftor date. '
Thero is a mortgage for $10,000 to Goo,
1), HortorA Bros., of Canton. This is to
cover two notes, each for $5,000, given
October 4 and December 8, 1890, payablo
four months af tor dato.
Tho last is a martgago of Mr, John C.
Duebor of Cincinnati for $2,000 to Fred
Loebnltz of Cuntou. It is to cover a noto
for that amount, givon January 30, 1889,
payablo one year after dato.
COL. W, A. 1IOORE INTERVIEWED.
Tho following sent from Canton to a
Cleveland paper will bo of interest hero:
Col. W. A, Moore, manager of tho Duobcr
Watch Cne MnnumcturuiKCompaiiy,suid
to-night concerning tho report from Cin
cinnati that John C. Dueber as prosidont
of tho Duebor Wtttch Caso compuuy, had
made an asulpnmont for ids company
thero to-djy, that mortgages ami prefer
ences for $217,000 had been II led in Canton
Mid Norport, Ky., Monday afternoon,
TiM wore iu favor of the Union National
Bnk of Cleveland, for $10,000: the
.Kiwlld Avenue National Bank of Cleve
land tor 0,000t Ohio Vnltoy Bnk of CJr.
cinnatl, $40,000; First National Bank of
Canton, $7,00 (GrorooD. Barter & Bro.,
$10,000t Gorman National Bank, of Now
port, $10,000t nnd Slpher, Wnde Co.
Cincinnati, $10,000. . . . .
Colonel Mooro said tho Doubcr Watch
-Caso company had
ASSETS T1IKEE TIMES A8 MUCH
As tho liabilities ; that thero was no over
duo paper, but tho assignment was nudp
in tirijwt im nnmnnttv ntitl other credi
tors from temporary pressure. Ho said
tho mortgage proiuroncos alono covorcd
over $000,000 of real estato and tho fac
tory property In Canton and Newport,
Ky. : that Mr. Doubor owned tho controll
ing Interest In tho Hampdon Watch com
pany; also that ho had bought that for
$350,000, thrro years ago, $250,000 of which
hail been paid. Tho Hampden company,
which has not nsslgned,
CAN FAY FOUR DOLLARS TO ONE
Of tho liabilities. Ho said Howard Doug-
lass, of Cincinnati, tho assignee, would
probably keep tho
WATCH CASE WORKS IN OPERATION,
Resuming in a week or two. Colonel
Mooro said no creditor of either company
need fear losing a dollar. Tho total ina
bilities woro somothlng over $500,000. Tho
employes and all demands havo been paid
in full up to dato, and tho assignment was
mado to brldgo over anticipated tempor
ary embarratsiuout, on account of strin
gency on tho money market. Ho thought
matters would soon bo satisfactorily set
tlod. Tho company has
PAID OUT $30,000 A WEEK
Here, using tho output of tho Hampdon
Watch company 'for its cases. Tho em
barrassment began from reports circu
lated about tho company by tho American
Watch Trust, which has beon fighting this
company. Tho Doubcr Watch Cuso com-
fiany haB always been a money maker. It
s oxpectod hero that tho great works
will soon bo running as usual.
THE ASSIONMENT AT NEWPORT.
Tho following disnatcli was sent out
from Cincinnati last night: "Tho Deubcr
Watch company, whoso works vero form
erly at Newport, Ky., bnt aro now at Can
ton, O., and which haB an office in Cincin
nati, Hindu an usslgmnont in this city nt G
o'clock this evening to Mr. Howard Doug-
ius, lor lim turnout or creditors. Uio
nominal assets aro $ .509.000; liabilities,
Including pioietvnces, $460,000; tho pre
ferred claims mid necurities to seven na
tional bank, S'32,OO0.
THE PRINCIPAL CREDITOR
Is tho Hampden Watch Case company,
Springfield, Mass., In which Mr. Doubor
owned a largo amount of stock. 'JPho fall
tiro Is attributed to stringency iu the
money markot, and embarrassment In
consequonco of business relations with
tho Hampdcm Watch company.
THE PERSONAL ASSIONMENT.
Mr. John C. Dcubor, of tho Deubcr com
pany, also made an individual assign
ment to Howard Douglass. His liabilities
are $252,000, chlofiy ondorsomonts for tho
Douber Watch company; his assets, $200,
000 in valuable real estato In Newport, Ky.
THE NEWPORT SECURITY.
John C. Duober. of tho DiieberTVatoh
Caso Company, fllod mortgagee in New
port, Kv., at 6:00 o'clock to-night as fol
lows: To Union Nationnl Bank, Clevel
and, $100,000; to Ohio Valley National
Bank, Cincinnati. $40,0G0; to Euclid Av
onue National Bank, Clovolaud. $40,000;
First Nalloiml Banl., Canton, $7,000; to
ucrman national uanK, .Newport, liy.,
$10,000; to G. D. Harterifc Bro., Canton,
$10,000; to Loiper Wado & Co., Cincinnati,
$10,000. Theoo mortgages cover twenty
nlno pieces of real estato in Nowport in
cluding tho imtnenso factory buildings of
tho Duober Company which havo been
idle for over two years.
THE START AT NEWPORT.
Tho Duebor Watch Caso Manufacturing
Company was tho stylo of tho firm when
its manufactory was In Nowport, Ky. Ono
or two men who gave tho company their
name, and who had been mechanics at
Duohmo's, in this city, started tho manu
facture of watch cases in a small way
over in Nowport, Ky., ton or twelve years
ago. It grow rapidly, until when it left
Nowport, about two years ago, it employed
1,200 hands. It was Induced to go to Can
ton, O., by a bonua offered by that city.
It is said that at Canton tho company had
nearly 2,000 employes. Tho firm had high
standing wiiilo hero and was considered
very wealthy. Thoro is not much known
hero of tho causos in detuil of this embar
rassment. THE SUPPOSED CAUSES.
It is a matter of gocslp, howovor, that
tho Duobcr Company was moro Intimate
ly connected with tho Hampden Company
than had boon generally supposed. It U
said that an election of oltlcors of tho
Duebor Company was to tnko placo soon,
and it Is surmised hero that this assign
ment was to prevent tho Hampdon Com
pany from gotting control of tho Dueber
establishment. Tho assets of tho compa
ny consist of accounts and stock and of
the plant, including tho real estato at
Canton, and its friends hopo tho embar
rassment Is only temporary.
MR. MOORE OUT OP THE CITY,
A News-Democrat rooortcr called at
tho residence of Col. W. A. Mooro In
North Markot street, early this morning.
That gentleman was out of tho city, but
Is expected homo this afternoon.
THP. CANTON PROPERTY.
In thq mortgagos recorded, tho Canton
property Is described as follows; Tho
premises In Canton, Stark county, Ohio,
known an part of tho northeast quarter of
section 8, township 10 (Canton) of
range 8j described hb follows: Beginning
at a point in tho south lino of West Tus
carawas street, 118G feet east, measured
on tho south lino of said street, from tho
wnat lino of said quartor section
thence south 8 degreoa, west and parallol
to said quartor section lino 1,828 7-10 feet,
thenco south 87 degrees, cast 713 G-lO foot
taastakoin tho west lino oftlioPatton
tract, tlionco north 13 degrees. 15 minutes
421 1-10 foot to n stako iu said west lino,
thoncn north ono degreo oast with said
west lino of tho Patton tract, 1,000 G-10 feet
to tho south lino of sold Tuscarawas utrcot
thon'o south 79 deg-uos 80 minutes west,
59Q foot to the placu of beginning, contain
ing M. acres of land, excepting so much
of said roal estato as lias horotoforo beon
conveyed to tho Hampdon Watch com
pany, also certain promises sltutto in tho
city of Canton, and known as being that
rmrt of tho northeast nuarter at snntlnn
number 8, In township number 10, of run go
.6, In said county, which Is described ns
follows: Beginning at a point in tho
south lino of West Tuscarawas street In
said city, distant 11J5 feot eastwardly,
measured on tho samo lino of said street
from tho west lino of said quarter section ;
said point bolog also the placo of Inter
section of tho smith lino of Tuscarawas
street with tho east lino of Duober avenue
in ualdcitv: thnncn from salfl nnlnt r,t l.
ginning eastwardly along the south lino of
luscarawas street, 21 feet moro or Ices to
tho northwest coiner of tho 20 aero
tract of land convoyed to grantor
by deed dated October', 188G, recorded in
volumo 233, pages 670 and 671 of tho deed
records of said county; thenco south 8 do
grcos, west along tho west lino of tho 20
ucro tract 1,828 7-10 foet, to tho southeast
corner of the 20 aero tract, thenco north
87 degrees west a distance of 20 foot to tho
cast lino of sold Duober avonuo; tlionco
north 8 degrees, east along tho east line
of Dueber avenue 1,823 8-10 feot to tho
place of begliming, containing 003-1,000 of
KkiKr ,w bUt iubjw:i t0a"
MR. JOHN C. DEUP.ER TALKS.
Tho following Interview with Mr. John
C. Doubcr by an Enquirer reporter un
doubtedly refers to Mr. Charles D. Hood :
"Tho assignment was mado becauso I
wanted to protect my friunds and myself
from 6no man. Ho forced mo to take tho
step by asking for things ho was not en
titled to. Ho had received throe-fourths
of thej purchase money for a business
plant, and holds security to tho extent of
llvo to ono. Ho wanted to forco mo to tho
wall, so that ho could got a further hold
on mo. I would not permit that, us It
would havo been a Bacrillco of tho Inter
est of thoso who havo stood by me, nnd
also a sacrifice of my own Interests. I
could not do that for ono man who al
ready had ample security. All
THOSE WHO HAVE CLAIMS
Against tho company will bo paid In full.
They can rest nssurred of that.
Tho liabilities, aro about $350,000 and tho
assots moro than $1,000,000, about $1,600,
000. Tho assots consist of tho plant nnd
other real CBtato at Canton, Ohio, tho
stock, tools, &c, on band; also roal estato
in Nowport, Ky., where tho plant was
JUDOE DAY INTERVIEWED.
A News-Democrat reporter called on
Jttdgo Day this morning and found that
gentleman In a very hopoful mood.
Ho stated tnat ho bad been summoned
to tho residence of Colonel W. A. Mooro
last evening at half-past ten, and had a
talk with Mr. Moore and Howard Doug
lass, tho assignee of tho works. "I was
asked to ronder any legal assistance that
might bo necessary," said Judge Day,
"and am retained simply as counsel. Mr.
Mooro was in a hopeful, confident moood
and expressed tho opinion that the works
woum not cioso entirely, i leei suro mat
Mr. Mooro has every confidence that the
works will begin operation soon.
Thoasslgneo, Mr. Douglass was also
hopoful and although I have no authority
to say so, 1 feel suro that tho assignee
will Btart tho works at once. Tho mort
gages in tho amount of $217,000 are on
real estate, worth thrco times that sum.
The total indebtedness of tho company is
not moro than $350,000, and tho plant is
worth over half a million of dollaia. Bo
sfdes this Mr. Duoocr has many outsldo
interests among which Is tho Newport
factory, and thero Is hardly any
doubt but that tho ulTalr will bo
adjusted. Tho firm is entirely solvent so
far as I am ablo to learn.
I find that an excellent feeling prevails
among tho cltlzeiiB towards tho company,
nnd there Is no danger of tho firm going
down. Tho plant is too valnahlo a ono
for tho city of Canton to lose, and if
necessary tho firm can get nn abundauco
of assistance right in Canton.
Any ono who has an Idea that tho con
cern has been killed Is ontirely mistaken.
Tho condition of tho firms finances is duo
to tlie money market, nnd this assignment
is mado merely to brldgo over temporary
I havo no doubt but that tho assignee
will start tho works ut once, and believe
that It is his lull intention to do so.
It is my understanding that tho Hamp
den works will start without delay; ut
least it Is confidently expected that opera
tions will begin.
I think thero is no cattso for serious ap
prehension regarding the assignment.
Thorn in no reason for tho eltlaons of
Canton to fear tho works will not start ui
again. The assignment is mado to bridge
ov r temporary business troubles, and
thero Is litdo doubt but in a few days at
tho long st, both thu Hampden and Due
ber fuctories will bo running full blast.
Tho assots so far exceed tho liabilities
that this is almost an assured fact. Tho
nssots of tho company aro placed at SI,
600,000. while tho liabilities wilt bo under
$500,000. probably about $150,000. Tho in
dividual assets of Mr. Dueberwill amount
to about $200,000, while his liabilities tiro
$250,000. Most of his liabilities aro in tho
shape of endorsement!) for the Duober
company. Ho owns valuable real estate
ut Nowport, Ky., which muy muko his ns
sots more than stated.
While It is difileult to give much Infor
mation in regard to tho causes that led to
tho assignment. It can safely bo stated
that it was caused by tho stringency in J
mo money nuruct, which produced a tem
porary embarrassment, and tho war made
on tho company by tho Watch Trust,
which used every possiblo moans to shako
tho credit of the great Canton concern,
l'ho business of Mr. Duebor was oponly
attacked by nowspupcrs owned iu othor
watch townt;, controlled by tho Trust. All
of this tended to lnjuro his credit. In
spito of tho opposition, thoso In position
to know statu that Mr. Dueber will come
out on top nnd continue at tho head of tho
groat works, which aro not only tlie prldo
of Canton, but aid materially iu her
It Is uimost Impossible to cstlmato In
figures tho benefit tho Ducber factory has
boon to Canton, It has aided greatly in
tho advancement of tho intero&U of the
city, and it would bo bard to find a man,
woman or child In Canton, who would not
willingly contribute his mite to help Mr.
John C. Duobcr in this his hour of need.
Thu action of tho Board of Trade iu call
ing a special meeting is to lie commended.
This organization was Instrumoutal in in
ducing Mr. Ducber to locato In Canton
and now that ho is in need of funds only
temporarily, it is no more than right that
sulllciont money should bo raised to bridge
him over tho difficulty, and allow him to
again stand ut tiio helm at Duober
Heights. It Is to bo hoped tho Board of
Trado will be ablo to oifer to Mr. Duober
all tho securities ho needs.
This morning, on all sides, nothing can
bo heard but regret, that Mr. Dueber was
obliged t, make an assignment. A well
known ganttaiuan was heard to remark,
that-had ho but mado known his wants,
tho money would havo been furthcoming.
It is to Canton's Interests to sustain Air.
Duober and his works. It is Mr. Duober
and Canton against the Watch Trust.
That organization Is doing nil In its power
to Injure Mr. Duober, and while at this
contemptiblo business, it is injuring Can
ton far moro than Mr. Duober.
Mr. Deubcr is undoubtedly n shrewd
business man, and one in overy way
qualified to bo at tho head of such an im
meiibo establishment. Ho at present owns
a controlling interest in tho Hampdon
comnanv. This interest alono is vuluod
at a half a million dollars. Ho bought it
from Mr. Charlos D. Hood for $350,000, of
which amount $250,000 has been paid. Ho
also owns a good deal of very vnluablo
real ostato in Nowport.
WILL HE HERE WEDNESDAY.
It is stated that Assignee Douglaes und
Col. Mooro aro both iu Cleveland today,
and will como to Canton on Wodnoday,
when moro will bo known regarding the
assignment. Mr, Douber Is in Nowport,
where ho has boon spending tho holidays.
Licensed to Wed.
Marriage licenses have boon Ihsuod
tho following1 persons:
Kdward Wfckman und Lucy G, Guilder,
Adam Myers and ltubccca Arntz, Can
ton. Hobcrt II. McGlnncss nnd M. Pearl An
J. II. Seoton and Mary K. Loutzonhoiscr,
Tho cool winds chill tho heart of tho tco
cart driver, und ho now site shivering on
his box, a bluo nosed victim of despair;
tho striking words "use Dr. Bull's Cough
Syrup" stare him In tho face.
Worth its weight In gold, Salvation Oil,
A LEGAL QUESTION
May Cause Some Trouble iu
tlie Dueber Assignment.
A Supremo Court. .Decision Will
PJny an Important Part.
Mr. Ohnrlos D. Hood on His Way
The Board ot Trado Wlllliu; to Assist
Mr. Duel r.
Tologram Gont to Him
Night at Oinoinnati
S&yiusr tho Board Kemuiaid at Ills
A Dispatch Giving the Fooling at Aurora
The Watch Trust Not Accountable
For tho FailureOther Matters of In
FROM WEDNESDAY'S DAILY.
The assignment of tho Dueber Watch
Caso Manufacturing company and Mr.
John C. Duober Is still tho leading subject
of conversation on tho street and in tho
Universal sympathy Is expressed for
Mr. Duebor on all sides, and tho bono Is
that ho will soon bo ablo to como out from
under tho cloud and tako his position at
tho head of tho great works.
A LEGAL QUESTION.
An important question is involved. It
is probablo tho mortgages and preferences
filed In Canton, amounting to $217,000 nro
entirely worthless to tho creditors. On
Juno 18, 1989, tho Supremo Court of Ohio
in tho caso of Iiotiso Trusteo vb. tho Mer
chants National Bink of Clncinnnati, 40
Ohio State, page 493, held as follows:
A corporation for profit organized under
the lawBof this State, after it lias becomo
insolvent, nnd ceased to prosecuto tho
objects for which It was created, cannot,
by giving some of its creditors mortgages
on its rorporato property tosecuro ante
cedent debts without other consideration,
crcato valid profcroncos in their behalf
ovor tho other creditors, or over n general
assignment thereafter mado for tho bene
fit of creditors.
The caso given nbwijjx said to bo sim
ilar to tho Dueb.-r assignment, and it is
likely tho samo dlscision would apply In
COL. W. A. MOORE INTERVIEWED.
Col. Mooro returned from Cleveland
yesterday afternoon. In conversation
with n News-Democrat reporter ho stated
that a meeting had been arranged in
Clevolaud, for Wednesday, between the'
creditors and assigueo Douglass. That
gentleman will urrivo In Canton to-night.
Mr. Mooro declined to state, whether tho
interview with Mr. Dueber, referred to
Mr. Charles D. Rood. Ho li of the opin
ion that matters will como out all right
and thinks the prospects for tho factories
starting iu tho near future nro bright.
Mr. Mooro left for Clovolaud this morn
MR. ROOD COMING TO CANTOM.
A telegram wns received iu Canton last
night stating Mr. Charles D. Hood had
loft Sprinwllold Mass., at G P. M. and
would urrivo horo to-day. Ills coming to
Canton at this time, h thought to mean u
Tho Intorvlew with Mr. Dueber pub
lished iu last night's News-Democrat, re
ferred to Mr. Hood, who is evidently an
xious to got control of tho Canton factor
ies. Ho bus many friends hero who would
like to seo him in charge, whilo other
think Mr. Dueber Js tho propor man to
BOARD OP TRADE MEETINO.
A special mooting of tho Canton Hoard
of Trado was held last night in tho As
sembly room, City Hall, tho mayor's olllco
not ueing largo enougn to accommodate
thoso In attendance
PresidentEdward S. R iff stated tho ob
ject of tho meeting. W. L. Alexander
moved that a committee bo appointed to
draft resolutions and forward a copy to
Mr. John C. Dueber at Nowport.
Judgo Day seconded tho motion, speak
ing of tho spirit of tho citizens of Canton in
building up tho city. Ho said, "What wo
can bo oxpectod to do, no ouo can soy at
this tlmo-" Continuing, ho said bo had
no doubt, from what ho knew of Mr. Due
ller, that tho factories would Btart up In u
short time, and it was not necessary to
invito pall bearers for tho Duebor Watch
Company. Ho uttrlhuted tho causes to
tho tttringoncy in tho money market, and
other mnttf n well known to Canton citi
zens. Ho referred to tho recout fuiluro of
a largo establishment in Pittsburg.
Remarks woro mado by Judgo Under
bill, Mayor Ulako, William Dannomiller
and W. K Miller. Tho motion curried
and W. ti. Alexander and P. II. B.rr wero
npno .. cl on tho committee.
A motion was mado that thn dlroctors of
tho Board ot Tia lo bo appointed a com
mittee to confer with Col. W. A. Mooro
and AEBlcneo Howard Dotmlassiuinn their
arrival in Canton, and learn If anything
could bo dono for them. Tho motion car
ried and tho Board of Trado reforred tho
mattor to tho manufacturing committee,
of which J, A. Lluvillo is chairman.
.Tho committooou resolutions mado tho
John 0. Duerer, Cincinnati, ().: Tho
cltizous of Cuntou and Board of Trado in
meeting assembled, extend to von assur
ances of confidence and good will, und
stand ready to ronder any needed nbslst
unco, llnanolallyor otherwise. Wo nro at
This wns adopted and Secretary Charles
R. Krazer Instructed to telegraph Mr.
Duebor tho action of the committee. Tho
message was sent to Cincinnati and deliv
ered by messenger to Mr. Ducber In Now
port. All members of thr Uoard of Trado nra
anxiom to do anything in their power to
aid Mr. Duebor und will not bo backward
In coming to his assistance.
the news in aurora.
Tho follow li)g from Aurora will bo of
Interest hero: "Tho nows f tho assign
ment of the Dueber Watch Caso Company
Ut Canton, O., canned considerable excite
ment iu this city to-day from tho fact that
It was gouorally supposed that Ch.irlov
Rood's ability to discharge his obligations
to tho now Aurora watch company de
pended on his scouring from Dueber what
was due him for Ida interest In tho Hamp
den plant, which Mr, Duebor purchased.
As Rood is ono of tho principal stockhold
ers In tho Aurora watch fuctory it was
fearod that'Duebor's failure would seri
ously embal'ras tho concern. An inter
view with K. W. Trunk, Hnnorlutemlent of
the Aurora company, developed tha fact,
however, that Rood's paper hold by
tho Aurora concern is gilt edged, and can
not bo affected by Dticbcr's failure. Mr.
Trasksuys that Rood was tho representa
tive of tho Hampdon Interest, and as such
probably crowded Dueber until ho was
forced to assign, He thinks Ducber's per
sonal Indebtedness to Rood has nearly all
THE V ATCH TRUST NOT IN IT.
, Tho following Associated Press Dis
patch has been sent out from Chicago:
"Prosidont T. M. Avery, of the Right
Watch Company, declared emphatically
to-day that tho Dueber fuiluro was not be
causo of anything dono by what ho said
Is erroneously called tho Watch Trust. It.
A. Kettle, of tho Waltham company.sald:
"Tho statement that tho manufacturers'
organization encompassed the ruin ot the
Duebor company is not truo in any ro
spect. By Its own actions tho Duebor
company gained tho enmity of a largo
sharo of tho Jobbers, nnd tho objectiona
ble business mothods of tho company
havo resulted In its fall. Such an out
como has boon expected for a longtime"
HOW HE COMMENCED.
Tbo following Is from the Cincinnati
Enquirer: "Mr. Ducber has been asso
ciated with tbo business Interests of Cin
cinnati for many years.
THE COMPANY HE CONTROLLED
Belonged to this city. Its ofllco was here,
though its factories wero in Canton. Ho
Bald that ho learned tho trado of watch
caso making with Francis Doll, tho first
man in tho Western country to mako such
goods. Ho was started in bmlncss by
John Dallcr, whoso son-in-law Mr. Dueber
aftcrwurd became. In 1886 Mr. Dueber
began business for himself in tho manu
facture ot watch-case his quarters being
In tho Carlisle building, at Fourth and
Walnut. He had $420 as his capital.
After remaining there for threo years ho
moved to larger quarters In tho Simon
building, ut Fourth and Race. Ho re
mained thero until tho factory was built
In Nowport, Ky., in 187G. Business was
carried on thero until more room was
COULD NOT P.E HAD.
Proposals were then advertised for to
got a sultablo location, l'ho citizens of
Canton offered tho best Inducements and
they wero aceoptod. In 1888 tho move wus
made, tho Hampden company having
been purchased tho previous year. A
watch caso factory and a watch factory,
two largo and separata establishment,
were operated, employing 2,000 persons.
Up to dato 24,000 watch-cased havo been
mudo since tho incorporation of tho com
pany in 1873.
Mr. Duobcr folt confident that ho would
como out all right and that tho factories
would go on us usual in a vory short tlmo.
Ho expressed his good intentions by tho
assignment ho mado of his Individual
THE NEWPORT PROPERTY.
Tho Enquirer has tho following: "A
certified copy of tho deed of assignment
of John C. Du ber was filed in tho County
Clerk's olllco In Nowort yesterday after
noon. This was dono as tho deed disposes
of all tho Duober property In that city.
Tho property In Newport consists of nil
of tho old fuctories, residence and soveral
vacant pieces of property, all valued ut
over $100,000. although thn bull iln nmi
considerably moro than this amount.
Mr. Dueber lira went Into business In
Nowport about fifteen years ago in a small
building on tho corner of Washington
aveuno nnd Fifth street. Ho prosptred
whilo in Nowport, and his building occu
pied a block or more. Mr. Duebor drifted
into speculation in Newport in the way of
a gas plant. Ho tried to got tho contract
to furnish tho city with gas, but failed.
Then Newport mudo a contract with
Bollovuo to sell that corporation wator
cheaper than they sold it to Mr. Duebor.
Mr. Duober wanted to purchase somo
properly on which to erect now buildings,
and tho owners wanted u fortune for It.
All thcso things mado Mr. Dueber soro at
Nowport, nnd ho concluded to movo his
establishments from that nlnnn. Ruvor.i
cities offered hlui inducements, but ho ac
cepted the proposition of Canton nbottt
two years ago, und removed to that placo.
Whilo in Nowport Mr. Duober allowed his
foremen to tako a prominent part in poli
tics, nnd they wero always ugulnst tho
Thu fuctories employod about 000 pooplo
in Nowport. Of thcso fully 300 wont to
canton will! .Mr. Duebor nnd moved nil
their housohold effects with them. Mr.
Ducber mado n fortune while ha wus In
Nowport. Uis $150,000 worth of property
In Nowport has been a dead load to blm
for tho past two years, as ho has not de
rived a cent of revenue from it and has
beon paying taxes on It besides.
ASSIONEE DOUGLASS TALKS.
The bond of Asslgnco Howard Douglass
has been fixed nt 8OO,0O0 wl-lch sum ho
furnished. This is ns assignee of the
company. His bond as Mr. Dueber's ns
signeo has not been filed. Tho Enquirer
Bays: "Will work bo resinned?" wns
asked Mr. Douglass last ovonlng.
Replied Mr. Douglass. "I represent the
creditors. No action can bo taken without
tho consent of creditors holding two
thirds of tho amount of tho indebtedness.
1 havo soon tho Ohio Valley National
Bank, tho largest creditor In this city. I
will confer to morrow with tho two Cleve
land banks which holdclolmsoggrogatlng
$140,000. Upon that conforonco depends
my courso rcgnrdlng the works nt Cuntou.
If tho consent of two-thirds of tho credit
ors is obtained for tho resumption of
work thon tho matter will havo to como
BEl'OHK THE PRORATE COURT
Hero for its approval. I regret vory much
that polities lias been refot red to In con
nection with tho nsslgnmunt. Thu mat
was bimply this : A certain man, when tho
llauiiideii company was bought out, wus
paid $250,000 by Duebcr In cash. For tho
remaining $97,000 ho wus given socurotles
worth twice ns much. It sooms that this
mill got pressed, owing to tho trouble in
tho money market, and innrl n il...,,r.,i
?,",&! her fpr Iiiiiii'-dliito payment of tho
$97,0C0. This was contrary to tho agree
ment botwoen them, and Doubcr decided
to mako tho assignment."
CONSTERNATION IN NEWPORT,
Tho Enquirer sayn: Tho nows of tho
Dueber assignment caused no llttlo con
sternation hi Newport yesterday, espe
cially among tho friends und rolutives of
men who liuvo moved their families und
household effects to Canton to retain the
positions they hold in tho wntch-caso fac
tories. Many or them Hold their llttlo
homes In Nowport nnd purchuted In Can
ton. What adds to tho lll-foeling that exists
In ninny hearts towurd Mr. Duober, is
tho fact that fully ono hundred, If not
moro hands camo to Nowport boforo
Christmas to spend tho holidays, and
upon their return tho very day thoy
expected to go to work, Ducber
failed. Tho majority of thorn had saved
somo money, which thoy spout In truo
American stylo whilo on thoir visit. It
wus tho talk of Nowport yesterday,
AN INJUNCTION GRANTED,
Yesterday Howard Douglass, assignee,
filed suit in tho CImneory court in Now-
,wit-l lllrftnrrll litu u,tiiwtitc. ,l....nu. r y
', , , V . '"'. J, .tiuaora, Jj, J.
i.niwiuni uiiii liaison Allierlng, nguins
John C. Dueber, Mrs. John C. Dueber, hh
wlfo, tho Ohio Vulley National Bank of
wus cy ; iiiu inrsi national name oi Can
ton ; tho German National Bunk of Now
pprt,Ky. Loppor, Wade & Co. of this
olty; Goorgo D. Hartor & Brother; tho
Union National Batik of Cleveland: the
Euclid Avonuo National Bank of Clove
land, and Fred LoblueU,enJoInlng and re
straining thorn, bud each nnd all creditors
from any prosecution, and any and all ac
tions ngalnst the plaintiff ns assignee or
against any pari of tho estate.
The plaintiff alleges that on January 5,
John C, Dueber executed nnd delivered to
defendants mortgages aggregating $200,
000. Ho states the personality of Ducber
and his wifoardnot sufficient to pay tho
debts, and ttint tho above nro all the cred
itors of Duebcr, so far as known, and that
tho amount ow d thcso will ro.ich $150,
000, Ho prays t mttlio caso bo roferrid to
tho Master Com nlssioner to bear proof of
tho claims of on h and all creditors, and
that they be enjoined etc. Tbo injunction
An Aurora dispatch to the Enquirer
says: "Aurora is Interested from tho
fact that Charles Rood, tho chief owner
of tho Aurora Watch factory, has boon
for somo tlmo a heavy creditor of Mr.
Dueber. His friends hero claim tho
amount duo hlto is only $50,000, as Duebcr
has boon paying off tho Indebtedness at
thoratoof $5,000 a month. Henry Kano
superintendent, and ono of tho owners of
tho Aurora factory, lias also $50,000 worth
of Dueber's paper locked up iu an Aurora
bank. It is not thought that tho failure
will effect either of these gontlcmcn or
tlie Aurora Wntch company.
FINANCIAL BACKER OP M'KINLEY.
Tho following sent from tho Repository
ofllco last night to tho Pittsburg Dispatch,
is undoubtedly true, ns Mr. Deuber is a
heavy stockholder In that paper, and no
ono connected with tho establishment
would daro to send out an untrue report :
"Mr. Deuber took a very activo Interest
In the lato Congressional campaign in
this district In behalf of Major McKinloy,
helping tho Major's causo along by a lib
eral outlay of monoy and In many other
Ho organized a big marching club among
tho employes of Ills factories, equipping
thorn with comploto campaign uniforms.
In fact, bo was tho financial mainstay of
McKinloy during tbo campaign, nnd is
currontly reported to havo pxponded not
loss than $15,000 In tho Majors canvass.
Ho has frequently assorted that tho result
of tho location of his factories in Stark
county would bo a cliango In tho political
complexion of tho county."
TWO QIIILS ASSAULTED.
They Have a Narrow Escapo Noar Young
town Hill Particulars of tho Affair.
On Now Year's eve, about 8 o'clock, the
Misses Kopp and Miss Sadie Rowe, who
Ilvo In tho country about two miles north
or this city and near Youugstown Hill,
nnd uro rcspectablo young ladies, wero
out In tho neighborhood serenading somo
of tliolr intlmato friends nnd neighbors.
Two of the young ladles wero in fantastic
dress, and while going along tho highway
near a largo ravino, tho threo young men
who had apparently been lying In wait
for the girls, sprang from the underbrush,
seized tho girls und pushed nnd forced
them off tho highway into tbo ravino, and
wero toarlng tho clothes from tho young
girls when ono of them who bad tempor
arially freed bersolf from their clutches
screamed with all her powor. Somo of
tho neighbors 'hoaring tho screams wero
coming towurd tho ravino to their rescue
wlien tlio trio of assailants became fright
onod and ran away.
Tho clothes of tho young ladles wero be
smeared with mud und wero badly torn.
Ono of tho young ladies fainted. They
were kindly taken to tho nearest farm
honse, whoro they wero cared for and giv
en clothes and takon home. Tho girls
woroabloto Identify tho parties. Reese
Is tho toioraph operator nt Paul Station,
und tho Mlllors work nt tho Drake coal
mine. All live at Youugstown Hill and
will without doubt bo captured by the con
stablo und pose. Tho community ubout
is greutly cmuged at tho outrage. The
young girls nro tho daughters of miners
und tho alleged crime will moot its merit
ed punlshinent-whlch. If they nro con
victed, w ill be between ono nnd seven
yc.?rs ,! i n1eIteiitinry.-Mabslllon!ni).
ilio Miller boys and John Reeso wero
nrrnutnrl nml .. I nn ... 1 l r . --
I li nil i.1 ,uu'"usum iM" OH
hall. 1 hey claim tho girls wero masquer
ading in mule attire, und that their antics
were In jost.
THE CORONER'S VERDICT
On the DoathofThoje Who Wero Killed
in tho Uolivar Wreok.
Ex-Coroner J. A. Schaofor has filed his
verdict concerning tho death of thoso
killed in tho wreck near Bolivar, on tlie
Wheeling & riko Erio railroad. Tho ver
dict reads as follows:
"I, the undersigned coroner of Stark
county, O., having duly inquirod into as
to whom and by what means tho persons
whoso bodies wero found at Bolivar, O.,
on tho 18th day of December, 1890, cumo
to their deaths,
Afior having examined snid bodies and
heard tho evidence, I do find the do
ceased camo to their deatli from tho-r-foots
of Injuries received by thorn while
pabsengers mi train No. 6, goiug south on
tho Wheeling & L ko Erio railway, on tho
18th day of December, 189?, by reason of
puBonger coach In which thodecoaaid
wir riding, fulling from trestle work.
J. A. SCIIAEFER, M. 1).,
THd MAXWELL CASE.
A Large Number of Witnesses Deforo the
All day yesterday tho Grand Jury was
busily engaged with witnesses in tho casu
of Ohio ugniiiMt Dr. D. P. Mnxwoll nnd
Churlcs W. Schott. A number of wit
nesses havo been examined, among whom
uro Coroner Scliuefor, W. G. Miller,
Auron Borducr, Mrs. Aaron Bordner, Dr.
Charles Goodrich, Georgo Waker,
W.S.S.iiilh, W.F. Rcof, night operator
nt Sundyville, Marshal Win. Gentry,
Hiram Cable, Fred Mttcklcnause, Charles
Welch, R. S. Hrithuwny, Resin Mcycw, H.
L.I.rdman, nndJ.W. Robuck.
J. lie Grand Jury is sifting the matlor
cnrofully, nnd paying close attention to
t ho fucts brought forth In tho cxnmlna-
Didn't Pay Their Board.
Constable S'n'jel went to Mlnorva nnd
Biyanl yosterdny morning armed with
State warrants issued in Squlro Rlngln's
court, for the urreat of David Shaw nnd
Monroo Cooper, churgod with defrauding
Robtrt Morrison, a boarding house keep
er Iu East Eighth Dlreot, of two weeks
board, Tho mon paid tliolr bills upon de
mand by tho oiricorand tho cases wero
Tho Farmers Alliance in Stark,
There nro now 27 Alliances In Stark
county, witli a membership of 1,200.
Prosidont Bixlcr organized nn Alllanco at
Justus last night, composed of eleven
charter mombers. An Alllanco was or
ganlzod at Beach City also, a few days
ago with seventeen members.
COURT HOUSE xNMYS.
Sct-inH ju til- Ou.'ultii; ul Cniirt This
Tho Xumbor of Casos Triod by
ProBociitor John 0. Wolty.
The OrandJury SwcrnlnAsslgument
of Cuses--Other Matters of Much Inter
est From tho Templo of Justice.
Tho January term of court opened this
inorniug in court room, No. 1, with Judgo
Pease on tho bench. Tho culling of Ilio
docket of cases for the term wns then pro
ceeded with, nearly two hours being con
sumed. Previous to the opening of court, Prose
cutor Churlcs C. Bow had been sworn in,
tho oath having been administered by
Probate Judgo Fawcett, and tho bond for
$3,000 approved. Mr. Bow wns busily
engaged witli matters pertaining to tlie
culling of tho docket, but had sufficient
lino to receive the congratulations nnd
good wishes of members of tho bar und
Tlie court room was tho scono of busy
activity during tho early hours of the ses
sion. Judge Pease, who has been the
terror of alt evil-doers, they looking upon
him with awe, Intermingled with u feeling
of admiration, appeared in id J uceu
Clerk Coxen and Deputy Clerk Charles
Obcrly wero on hand and wero busily
engaged iu preparations for calling the
docket and with other business beforo tho
Sheriff Krldcr was also lu his placo be
hind his desk.
At 9:10 Judgo Pcuse motioned for the
crier to open court and tho legal new year
was formally begun.
Ncurly every member of tho bar wag
present at tho opening, their presence
being etscntlal to calling of the docket of
cases in which they aro Interested.
THE GRAND JURY AT WORK.
Tho Grand Jury wns sworn In at 1:30
this afternoon tho list containing tho sumo
names us that published lu the News-Democrat
ut tho time they were drawn, with
tlie exceptions of H. H. Myers, of Cuntou,
who Is absent, and Charles W. Koplinger
of Cuntou, excused. As talismen Simeon
Roosc, ot Washington township and J. S,
Maughhnan, of Cnnton, wtro choson.
JiMgu Pouso then proceeded to dehwr
his charged which consumed nearly nn
hour. Iu his charge the judgo laid partic
ular stress on the importance or a number
of tlie cases to come beforo the Jury and
udmonlshcd them to return their verdicts
in strict accordance wiili the facts, un
biased by any outside reports.
At tho conclusion of tho judge's charge,
Jumcs F. Willtauis, oi Cuntou, was un
The Grand Jury then rotltcd to their
room nnd at once began thyir duties.
The case of Ohio vs Dr. D. P. Maxwell
and Charles Schott was first culled. Four
witnesses, Mm. Mnry Cully, Robert Cully,
Mary Ann Mackey and Isaac Walkup
were called and gave testimony.
Other witnesses in tho celebrated case
will bo culled to-morrow.
THE VAN KIRK-M'OINTy MUDDLE.
ueiij.imhi Van Kirk has filed a suit in
Lornmon Pleas court against Thomas P.
McGmty and Anna McGinty. Tha contro
versy grew out of a contract alleged to
have been onti red Into by mo parties of
tho suit. Van Kirk, in his petition says
that defendants entered into a contruct
witli him, when by plaintiff was made
agent to sell tho Homesteud properly
Kttuutcd near the eily limits of Canton.
1 hat ho had a rignt to sell tlie property
within ninety days, und thut m. cording to
V.lfi)J"r',c.'', V". ns to reeoivo nil over
l,800for which hocou'd sell tho property.
f S'a";' r statV8 ,,!at h08,ml u' Property
for iS.tOO, nnd that ho received $100 to bind
the bargain; that tho defendants have re
fused to pay plaintiff for services render
d, and have publicly declared that thoy
would not pay tho clulm of tho plaintiff
and caused samo to be published In tho
niwdpaptra. Wherefore plaintiff brings
$11200?'" n"10""t clttl"le1 to bB duohliu,
PROSECUTOR WELTY'S CASES.
l.'lPi.V0 Bm yen!8 Mr- Jol,n C- Welly
ban held the office ofpr.iaeculltig attorney
he has prosecuted a large mmibcrolcntes
llicy wero divided as follows:
Assualt with Intcn ; Ac. 14.
Burglary and robbery 103.
Railway obstructions 1.
Horse stealing 0,
Falto protell'i-f .
ShootiW, eie. 2.
In uiu8ot;.i-es there woro only tn vurdlcls
of not gulliy. This is n record of which
Mr. Welty can well lie proud, considering
tho fact that tho county never bad to pay
i single dollar for UMj.at.uieo In common
The Youugfctowii Vindicator in openk
big of the retirement or Prosecutor Disney
Rogers reft t s lo bin re.ord as being about
tho best in ilmStitc. He Hub not had
wa.r..t. iV '""V1!1? ,!" VUt,"(I to ,I,at Mr.
" ' J' 'I"?. If the Vmdicn.or will tell how
much Mnl-oniiig coiiniy has paid for as
ristunce, tho difference will appear far
greater, bturk rnuiity claims tlie best
record ever mado by uny prosecuting at-
COURT HOUSE IIRIEPS.
Tho County lommUsi.un rH wcro
seoBlon this morning. J. w. Wears tk-r
who succeeds huncutt, wis bworu in by
JV?Vtlweclt nml .'"" 1,olul in tho sum
pf ?5,O0O approved. J. Si hunchtenborger
being tho oldest olllclul Is chairman.
Clnrles Conrad continues to Improve
nnd expects to bo brought to Mnsslllon hi
u few duyB.
Poter G. Alhrigh', of Mnseillon, has
been appointed administrator of the
estate of G. Livingston Ryder, deceased.
An nppenl from n justice docket has
beon filed In Cominon PJcub court. In
wthi'i!.h -.hV p1"1"1 1" phiintlffoiid Frank
'Ulfi?1 J,f'i"Ja"t. Tito amount Involved
is MOO. claimed to be duo plaintiff on a
givon by note defendant.
SEEKINO A MURDERER.
A Lottor Received From a Ohloago Man
Concerning the Killing: of Ills Brother
Ten Yours Ago,
A letter has been received by Marshal
uontry from Arthur McGturo of Chicago
concerning tho killing of his brother
William McGuire, which is supposed to
havo occurred ton ypitrs ago at a point
near Maploton. A man wns beaten
tp death with a pick handle nbout Hint
tlniiMind it Is probablo that Ilio brother
has Just been mudo award of tho occur
rence. Tho letter btates tlmt William
McGuiro was killed by n Canton bully.
Shorily uitor tiio deed was commltnil, a
well-known Cuntou tough dlnappoured,
buthasslnco returned to Canton and Is
now a resident of this city. The matter
has boon placed In the hand of an of
ficer for Investigation. ', " ,,
SHILOH'SOURE, will Immediately re
lievo Croup, WboonhiB Cough und Dron-hltli,
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