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Prtseriptlona Dtspenstd-. Dispensed at our store -will not disappoint the doctor. Ask bim 1899- CAMERAS 1899 AKRON .Great variety-, lowest prices, Instnic about us and by 'all means follow his advice. . j HARPER'S ARCADE DRUG STORE mm auu uars room iree. Oioto supplies of every description. GEO. S. DALES 5 SON 228 South Main st. VOLUME EIGHT. NUMBER M AKRON, OHIO, SATURDAY EVENING, MAY (5, 1899. PRICE ONE CENT DAILY DEMOCRAT I Iff- y I i ! itr ii ia HALT Has Been Called By the Citizens Com mittee of Fifty. That 25-Year Franchise Confers no Rights Which City or People Are Bound to Respect. Judge Stuart Denounced Subsidized Beacon. the Citizens Committee Adopts Vigorous Resolution. Some Tlie Citizens' Committee of" Fifty, at a special meeting last night, de cided not to dissolve, but to keep an active watch on futuro develop ments. The conduitproblem was thorough ly analyzed and step's taken to pre vent the Central Union from putting conduits in the city streets. Senator .T. Park Alexander said there was a misunderstanding in regard to the committee's duty in the telephone matter. He .-aid the Central Union should not be allowed to build con duit, but the new company should. They should be large enough for both companies. He differed with -Judge Andersou, who stated recently that lie believed it lawful to issue $0,000 in bonds, for the construction of a conduit system by the city. Senator Alexander held that the city could not issue bonds unless a vote was taken on the matter. K. L. Dodge said a year uid a hnlf had been spent in an attempt- to se cure lower rates of the old compan y and that the .-pint of the iirst plan to assist the new company should be adhered to. Further he stated that the committee should continue to help the new company until the pint for conduits had been approved and the other company defeated. Resolutions Adopted. Mr. William Clerkin introduced die following resolutions which were unanimously adopted : "Whereas, the Central Union Tele phone company has for years been importuned to place its wires under ground and has as persistently re fused to do to, and "Whereas, the Commissioners of the city of Akron iiL November last served written notice, upon said com pany that they had no legal right to the streets of Akron for such purpose, and that, they are' by this notice strictly forbidden such tue, and "Whereas, the conditions then ex- isting still exist in a more impera tive form, by tho reason that the city has legally and properly accorded the right to use'our streets for eon dinting of wires to another company, and "Whereas, it is not expedient or proper in a business sense that two They've imitated' everything else, but they've never been able to imitate the quality of ers Sarsapanlla THE WEATHER: Showers tonight and Sunday. An should exist in our! 1 city. J "-Therefore, we respectfully request i that the city commissioners do not , grant such privilege to the Central' ' Union Telephone company, and that the Mayor and Judge Anderson are respectfully requested not to appoint as Commissioner any person who will grant such rights to the Central Union company; and further that I tho intimation of the Central Union company that they now place the 'wires underground, is only one of their methods of annoying the com petition they now must encounter, and which is very different from their arrogance of ix months ago; and 'Further that the executive com mittee of telephone users are in no manner opposed to placing all wires underground, in fact, we heartily ap prove of it, but let it be done under one system by an arrangement with the company having such legal rights, or with the city directly. Finally there is no equity, reason or justice in granting the Central Union Telephone company any further rights than acting in a business way should bo granted a third competing I company and no sane person would ' think of permitting our streets to bo torn up by a third company, and that now, in the closing hour of this,con troversy we look to those who have tins appointing power to protect the people in all their rights and in- i ferests." ' "That is what the committeo stands up for." remarked Senator Alexander after Mr. Clerkin had fln- j ished reading the manuscript. I Upon Mayor Young's and Judge E. 1 W. Stuart's suggestions that the j present Board of City Commissioners may grant tho Central Union the ' right to conduit Akron before new commissiouers were appointeu, an amendment was. made to have the present commissioners included in the resolutions. Upon motion a committer of ten, composed of Messrs. B. L. Dodgo, Ike Reder, R. A. May,Emil Gamme ter, J. M. Laffer, Dr. H.C. Tlieiss, Hon. H. C. Sanford,T. M. Parker, J. Park Alexander and Joseph Hugill,. was appointed to wait on the City Commissioners Saturday morning and present the resolutions. A copy of the same will be sent Judge Ander sou, Mayor Voung and the commis sioners. Mr. I. Reder made a motion to re quest the Council to repeal the fran chise grant the Central ..Union, last fall. Later he withdrew it. Judge E. W. Stuart made an ein phatic.statement bearing on' the at tempt of the Central Union to dis courage investments in the new company. He said, aThe Central u 111911 Teiepnone company, tnrougn the columns of the Beacon, which it ' has engaged for that purpose, is 'seeking to prevent people from tak ing ;stock m tne new company, oy undertaking to show such ventures disastrous. The intention evidently was to prevent a large number of our people from becoming interested in the success of the new company, as they would be if they become stock holders. The- Central Union com pany was very anxious to prevent many of our .people from taking stock, well knowing that the larger number or citizens wno uecaine in terested financially, the larger would be the number or workers for its success." . ' Cars will run direct "to Lake Side Park Sunday PNEUMONIA Was the Cause of Private Gaiithier's Death. First Sergeant Says He Was Intoxi caed When He Fell. The sensational death bed story of Alexander Gauthier, tho details at which were given to his mother, Eliza Gauthier, by Attorney Ball, of Frederickstown, is denied by an offi cer of Company G, Second West Vir ginia Volunteers. Two of Ganthier's comrades are aU leged to have said that he was bru tally kicked by a superior after he hnd fallen exhausted by tho roadside. The injuries inflicted by this rough treatment, it was claimed, had caused his last sickness and death. A special to the Cincinnati En quirer from Pnrkcrsburg, W. V., says: "The First Sergeant of Company G, late Second West Virginia Volun teers says the statement made by a 1 Frederickstown, O., attorney that Private Gauthier, of his company, died from severe treatment inflicted by an olllcer is wrong. Gauthier, he declares, dWd of pneumonia and fe ver contracted while absent- from camp without leave. 110 said Gan thier, while intoxicated, fell by the roadside, but was properly cared for." Go to Lnke'Side Park Sunday. Regiment band concert, 8th 'such system GIBSON NOTES. " j i p . ,. p Ax TOlinUcUlOnrOP MCI 1 0 II Against the Two En dorsers of the Paper. Property Attached in New York. Wife of Fifty Years Sues For Alimony. Surety Surrendered the Court News. Prisoner- Ira M. Miller has commenced an action asking judgment against F. A. and John F. Seiberling for 25, 000. This amount is alleged to be due on notes' given by Eruest C. Gibson and endorsed by tho partiw sued." He received a judgment against Gibson, but has been unable to collect. The plaintiff has attach ed stocks and bonds in New York, in wmen the defendant nave an inter est. And Now They Disagree. MargarefJockers has anticipated the golden celebration of her mar riage to John Jockers by filing an action for alimony. On September 15, she will have been his wife for 50 years, as they were married in -1819. She says that for many years he has been cruel to her, using profaue and violent language, frequently calling her "a disagreeable old thing." She alleges that for weeks", during a se vere illness, she was in a room by herself, Her husband paying no at tention to her, To add to her hard ships, her son and his wife came to their house to live. This was against her wishes. She alleges that her daughtor-in-law has threatened to knock her down, neither son offering any objection, fy'es lire" in Boston. father or The par- .Bond Withdrawn. The-5o0 bond given by Harry .De Ross, charged with assault and rob bery, has been withdrawn. The suety brought DeRoss to the Sheriff's office and delivered him into tho custody of that official. He then no tified the authorities that lie would no longer stand liable for the man's appearance. Affidavit ol Prejudice. An allidavit of prejudice against Judge J. A. Kohler lias been tiled in the case of William Neal vs. Edward' Stout. Injunction Case. Emma T. Ellsworth and Maria .A. Thompson have filed a petition in court asking for an injunction re straining tho A.B.&C. railroad com pany from widening the roadbed in and across, their lauds in Stow town ship. A temporary injunction was allowed. Go to Lake Side Park Sunday. Regiment band concert. 8th DATE NAMED For the Convention To Nominale Re publican Senatorial Candidate. V.t a Republican committer meet ing, held at the Forest City house in Cleveland Friday, it was decided to hold the convention to select a can didate for State Senator for the 24th and 20th districts at Painesville Thursday, Juno 22, at 1 o'clock. The five counties in the district were each represented by two men. Judge J3. W. Stuart, and Dayton A. Doyle, represented Summit; S. F. Hanselmau, S. P. Wolcott, .Portage; J. H. Guthrie, Stair Latimer, Ashta bula; C. W. Osborn, B. F. Crofut, lake; W. S. Metcalf. Judge H. K. Smith, Geauga. H your pump needs repairing call up Cahow Pump Co. Phone 495. Cuyahoga Falls. O., May 4, 1899. To Whom It Mat Coxcerii: I have this day received the full payment of tho insurance carried in The Pathfinder by my late husband. As the death proofs were notreceived at the Supreme office until yester day, and payment is made within twenty-four hours tlie promptness of The Pathfinder surely cannot bo ex celled. I am under lasting obligations to the members of Magnet lodge for furnishing a nurse and many other kind acts shown me during the sick ness and death of my husband. I also most heartily thank the offi cers of THE PATHFINDER, both in my behalf and that of my ' child, for furnishing nie so promptly with tlie insurance money which T so much need at this time. 1 hope tho order will continue to grow rapidly. Yours sincerely, Mw. Mary Mooiu:. THE BUCHTEL unday Dinner ...IVIEINM Cavier on Toast Olives .i-i. .. rtf I ll 1 rtl-fl. Baked Muscallonge Lobster Sauce Potatoes Parisenne Boiled Capon Sauce Bechamel Roast Prime Ueef an J Us Roast Young Turkey, Giblet Sauce Roast Spring Lamb, Mint Sauce .Orange Water Ice Claret Wine Dry Catawba Wine j Sliced Pineapple. Glace an Rum. Saddle of Venison. Currant Jelly , Chicken Sjalad ' Mashed Potatoes " New Potatoes in Cieain Green Peas " New Asparagus Wax Beans Charlotte Russc Strawberry Shortcake, with Whipped Cream New Pieplant Pie Cream Pie Risque ice Cream Assorted Cake Mixed Nuts' Choice Fruits" American and Edam Cheesy - Bents' Water Crackers Tea Milk Coffee Ice Tea Stickle1 Orchestra In Attendance. THOUSANDS Will Visit the Splendid New Store. Opening of -the A. & P. Tea Company Valuable Presents. Tlie Great A. & P. Tea company will hold an opening in its new quarters, 148 South Howard st. this evening, from 7:30 to 10 o'clock. A china creamer will be presented to every purchaser of 25 cents worth of goods. Palms and foliage will adorn the shelves and counters. It is anticipated that thousands of peo ple will visit the store. The new store is spacious and neatly arranged. On the shelves are !-a fresh and complete line of teas, 1 coffees, spices, sugars, and every thing to make the store up-to-date. I The room is well.lighted,a ,-" j. . The decorations are especially elaborate. Six paintings of the Swiss, Oriental and Japanese order, trimmed in gold, are the finest to be seen anywhere. Mr. T. A. Smith, who has been manager of the Akron store for five years, 'and who had 12 years' expe rience with tho same company pre vious to that, has largely increased the trade of this well known store. The A. & P. Tea store has been do ing business in Akron for Hi years, and the people Who do not know of the store are few and far between. The company has 150 stores in thrt United States, and has been estab lished in Ohio for 44 years. CONDUIT PLAT Of the Akron Peoples" Telephone Company Referred. Messrs. Will Christy and J. R. Nutt submitted tlie plat for the con duit system of the Peoples' Tele phone company to the City Commis sioners Saturday. It was referred to the Mechanical Engineer. LAST LINKS. QUARTERLY SESSION Tho 111th quarterly session of tho Union Medical association of Northeastern Ohio will be held in Canton May 9. About 30 members reside in Akron and it is expected this city will be well represented at the meeting. Dr. E. O. IiCberman will report some peculia'r cases. POLICE COURT Norman Wald kirk, 404 West Cedar st., a milk dealer, was fined $1 and costs, Satur day morning, for leaving his horse unhitched. Georgo Billings 'and James Foley were each taxed $2 and costs for intoxication. CONTAGIOUS DISEASES Two cases of scarlet fever are reported at the home of Mrs. W. E. Rockwell, 104 South Maple st. Win. Mead's house, 120 Sherman extension, is. quarantined on account of mem braneous croup.- ADDRESS TO KNIGHTS TEM PLARS Row Blake will address the Akron Comniandery Knights of Templars in the evoning of Asceu sion day. The Templars will at tend in a body and uniformed in full regalia. SPIRITUALISM Rev. G. C. Day, spiritual evangelist of Philadelphia, Pa., will lecture Sunday evening nt 7:30 at Grand Army hall, Howard st. Subject, "The voice of reason and its loud call to the souls of inoii." Spirit messages will be received at tho close of the lecture. Lettuce Sliced Tomatoes PiltlClllllllln I)., t. , .. . Pigeon Pot Pie. Hunter Style BOARD OF HEALTH. Organization Perfected Friday Night! Committee of Fifty entered avigor- Fish Fry Assured. ' ous protest Saturday against the City 'Hie Board of Health met in the Commissioners' granting the Central City building Friday night and ef-!u,lion telephone company permis- fected the following organization: - Health Officer. E. S. Underwood: Sanitary Policeman; M. W. Hoyo: J ' JiU Alexander, Hon. H. C. San Clerk of Board, E. W. Wiese: vice! fort1' I)r-H-a The.i,,s'Ike Reder-B president, A. H. Sargent. Tlie first three named officers suc ceed themselves, Mr. E. W. Wiese for the tenth consecutive-year. No' further business was transact ed., Dr. A. A. Kohler received two Votes for Health Officer. All the other elections were unanimous. Col. -Hoye solemnly promised to give a fish fry in the near future. ' A Deserved Endorsement. The'frionds of Prof. J. M. H. Fred eripk of Akron, will be pleased to hear of his re-election as superinten.- dent.of the Lakowood schools, subnr uui.,tiuiu baft Cleveland. For the last four years Prof. Frederick has been sup - intendent of these schools. Tlie Board of Education has just re-elect- , , . . , - , ed him unanimously-for a term of three years the longest allowed by law. This is a spleuded endorse ment of Prof. Frederick's good ser vices. STREET FAIR. Local Merchants Dis cussed the Project. Matters Considered at the Chamber of Commerce Meeting. The questiou-of having a free street fair in Akron this year was consid ered at the Chamber of Commerce meeting last evening. The secretary was instructed to invite Mr. Bensen of Indianapolis, Ind., requesting him to conic to Ak ron at an early date and confer witli members of the Chamber of Com merce and merchants. Mr. Bensen is said to be the origi nator of street fairs. Ho has ad vanced many novel ideas, which have won for him a wide reputation. It is proposed to have the fair on the down town streets, in front-of the business houses, so as to increase sales, advertise the city and do all the good that is posible. Nick Huber brought tho matter up. Mr. Louis Loeb spoke in favor ot it, as did Messrs. S. B. Lafferty, B. L. Dodge and P. H. Schneider. Mr. E. A. Hershey expressed the opinion that it would cripple the Summit county fair. Councilman Fiebeger suggested that the mer chants acquire space at the Summit county fair and make their exhibits a special attraction. Mr." Hershey said the Summit County Agricultur al Association had appointed a com mitteo for the same purpose. It was suggested that the Elks have commenced work toward hav ing another street fair. The argu ment used against them was that last year the Chamber of Commerce was going to give a street fair, but finally gave way to them, tlie under standing being that should the Chamber of Commerce desire to give a fair this year they would not inter fere. A combination of all three fairs was advocated. It mot with favor. At any rato the outcome will, not be known until Mr. Bensen comes to Akron and unfolds his plans for con ducting a street fair. Secretary H. L. Snyder read a com munication from Mr. A. Day, of Still well, O., asking what inducements would bo offered to locate a second whiteware factory here. He wants some local capital, als-j. Referred to manufacturing committee. The American Exhibitors.' agency, of New York city, for the Paris expo sition in l'.too, informed the chamber by letter that manufacturers who wanted space at the vorld' fair, should obtain it as sooonas possible. Tho suggestion of the executive committee that the Citizens' Com mittee of Fifty should continue, was approved. Praise Mr. McGarryj For Not Recognizing Franchise Steal As a Binding Obligation Upon the City. Crisp and .McMillen. Accused of ''Friendliness" . To the Telephone Monoply Judge Anderson Would Not Promise. The sub committee of the Citizens' I sion to place its wires underground. The committee, consisting, of Hon. I L. Dodge, Emil Gammeter and J."M. Laffer, called at the Commissioners' otfice at 9 o'clock. They demandedi in no uncertain manner, that the Board refuse to ap prove any plat for conduiting sub mitted by the Central Union com pany. Mr. Alexander stated that it was generally understood that the Board would have complied with the Cen tral Union company's plans except for the determined opposition of Commissioner McGarry. Commis sioners McMillen and Crisp were taken to task for the friendly spirit which they are said to have exhibit ed toward the. Central Union com pany. Commissioner McMillen made a vigorous denial of the report that he had agreed to vote for the approval fii.....ii - ij-,. :,i Mm,- n,i i.Ti:,.,i ;, .a V, ,i, , . ;nLmt r tf.n 1 eltv to hrive the telenhone.Yeleeranh i and fire department wires all in' one I conduit. . No action has been taken by the 4..,,:00j The committee next visited Judge Anderson, at the Court house, where tlie resolutions adopted at the meet ing Friday night were presented. It was stated that itwastheunaniinons opinion of the committee that the wires should lie in one conuiut. xney i objected, however, to the Commis sioners recognizing the legality of the Central Union company's fran chise by .giving it the right to place its wires underground. Judge .An derson was asked not to appoint any man City Commissioner who would vote for "such a grant. He replied to the committee's request by making an argument in favor of the munici pal ownership of. the conduits. He suggested that the committee defer action until it held a conference with the Commissioners and the Central Union and Akron Peoples' Telephone companies, for the purpose of bring ing about a compromise which would result in the same conduits being used by both companfes. He made no promise to the committee. Solicitor's Opinion. City Solicitor Esgate, after giving the question much consideration, has 'filed a report with tho City Com missioners on Judge Anderson's pol icy of the municipal ownership of conduits. He holds that the city has no right to issue bonds for the purpose sug gested. He said': "Except as to in cidental powers such as are essential to the very life of the corporation, the presumption is that the state has granted in clear and unmistakable terms all powers it has designed to grant to" incorporations. Doubtful claims to power are resolved against the corporation. Taking into con sideration the powers defined and other matters pertaining to the ques tion submitted, I have arrived at the conclusion that the city cannot build the conduits." Home Praises for Easy Tires. The old adage says, "A prophet is not without honor save in his own country.'" Perhaps, then, the "Whit man A- Barnes Mfg. Co. should rest content with the many hearty and generous commendations with re spect to the merits of tho "Easy" ve hicle tiro, controlled and applied ex clusively by themselves and their li censes, wincii they nave roceiveu from all sections of the United States and many foreisrn cities. To their. own personal home friends, however, the story would be but half told were they to fall to make mention of some of the words of 'approval of Akron users of the "Easy" rubber tire, and they present on second page a fac simile 'of a letter which they have received from the great M. O'Keil & Co., whose constant and heavy use of tlieir delivery wagons make their test of rubber vehicle tiros particu larly convincing and significant. Akron is indeed fortunate in its manufacturers whose excellent goods and industrious efforts make its name honored at borne and the wide world over. l.OCATKD IK SKATTIJ-:. .las. Walker, who was wanted for alleged embezzlement dy the Summit county grand jury in September. 1897, lias been located in Seattle, Wash, ite contly ho was tried in Portland, Ore gon, for forgery. CITIZENS ?sgs I T.atkW One Continual m Bargain Givin; a g IS WHAT JJ.Brasaemle's Successor to the P.R.Smith.'s5c&10cStore THE- "BIG STORE OF LITTLE PRICES," The greatest trading center in Summit countv. HERE MS WHAT WE OFFER NOW First Floor. I pint tin cups, each Carpet tacks, 6 papers . Carpet beaters, double wire, former price 25c, now. Galvanized dish pans 4 qt. galvanized pudding pans I I in. granite wash basin 4 qt. tin coffee pots 13 in. retlnned wash basin 1 1 in. plain wash basin . . Tumblers, wine glasses and and designs. Don't forget we are headquarters for FL.AGS, wholesale and retail. Second Floor. All size wash tubs and at all prices. All size willow clothes baskets at all prices. Velocipedes and tricycles, our prices are lowest. Iron wagons, all sizes and at all prices. 10-piece toilet set, nicely decorated, only $2.00, worth $3.50. Have you seen our line of DINNER SETS? Prices can't be beaten. 'STEP LADDERS. Vou need them for house cleaning. WINDOW and DOOR SCREENS to keep the flies out. WE ASSURE 'YOU LOWEST PRICES. GOODS DELIVERED TO ALL PARTS OF THE J. J. BRASAEMLE, -Successor to- IF:R.SmmL'&5c&10cStorel Phone 138. IIS S 3$ zmmimmmmmmmHm Last Public Dance AT Albert Hall Tonight bV the Veiled Prophet Club Prizes will be triven to the Champion Cake Walker and best Waltzer. H. P. Williams of Detroit, Mich., will lead the Cake Walk. Contestants from Barberton, Kent, Cuyahoga Falls and Cleveland will participate. Spiritualism Rev. G. C Day, Spiritui of Philadelphia, Pa., wi Rev. G. C Day, Spiritual Evancelist of Philadelphia, Pa., will lecture this Sunday Evening AT Grand Army Hall Howard St., on the "Philosophy of Modern Spiritualism." Spirit mes sages at the close of lecture. Europe's Most Famous Acrobats, the Great Livingston. Society Ac robats. An entirely new. startling, daring acrobatic performace, origin ated and presented by the Living stons throughout all the leading circuses of Europe. This wonderTuI family brought to America fresh from its flattering foreign succe-ses and presented by "Walter L. Main as a special arenic feature. The ladies execute theirj difficult acrobatic feats in long dresses, ball room cos tumes, at AKron, Tuesday afternoon and ovening. May 1(5. BIRTHS. Gi'sTAEVKi. To Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gustaevel, 111 HoppnI., Thurs day, May 4. a son. Smith To Mr. and Mr. William Smith, llti South High t., Thursday. May -J, a son. Conkaii To Mr. and Mrs. C. Con rod, Sherman Ex., Wednesday, May1 :i, a daughter. Royal jAbs&uieiv&ure fttakes the food more ovn unu ' Jfc- &..";: MAKES lc Sc 10C 10C IOC 10C 10C 10C Sc i& only only only only only ft?: m 22 only punch glasses of all shapes "4- M 1 m m CITY. i - Mo ward St 553 m Besaw Photographer Crayon Artists 186 South Howard Street No. GRAND ENTERTAINMENT Will be given by Miss Delia Snyder at PFAHL BLOCK No. I33r South Main street Thursday Evening, May 11 Fine mus.ic, songs and recitations. Admission loc. Ice Cream and Cake at the conclusion nf the entertainment ioc extra. Death of Mrs. Serfass. Mrs. Lawrence Serfas died at her home in Clinton Friday at midnight. She was 00 years of age. She leaves a husband and three children, H. S. Serfass, Simon Serfass and Mrs. P. M. Frase. Mrs. Serfass was 00 years of age. Funeral service will bo held Monday. Interment in the Clinton cemetery. n Baking Powder delicious and wholesome rowita m., r tok.