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18SS CAMERAS 1889 Prescriptions Dispensed- Dispensed at our store will not disappoint the doctor. Ask him aboul.us and by all means follow his advice. j Great variety, lowest prices. Instruc AKRON DEMOCRAT. tion ana aaru room iree. i'noto supplies of very description. GEO. S. DALES SON 223 South Main st. HARPER'S ARCADE DRUG STORE . i VOLUME EIGHT. NUMBER 28 AKRON, OHIO, TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 23, 1899. PRICE ONE CENT !: DAILY TiS FALSE Replied Mr. T.D.Paul. Question of Crisp's Ver acity Was Raised In the Matter of Paving Summit Street. Commissioners Asked to Make a Report As to the City's Expenditures For Clerk Hire. At the City Council meeting Mon day night Mr. Marklo asked what had became of the ordinance to pave Summit hill from the top to Perkins st: He also stated, that a waiver had been signed by the property holders living along -that street signifying their intention of proceeding with the work of paving, and that when the matter was referred to the City Commissioners, Mr. Crip, speaking for that body, had said to go ahead. Mr. Crisp, being present, replied that it was impracticable to pave as much of the hill as the ordinance called for, that at the steepest part were it paved with brick a horse could not draw a load up the hill. He also said that the grade was equal to that of Buchtel ave. or that at the corner of Charles and Howard streets. Mr. Paul responded to the Com missioner's last remark by saying that the statement was absolutely false, that the grade on Summit hill was not much more than 7 feet to 100, while that of Charles st. was considerablly more. Mr. Fiebeger made a motion that a report by the Commissioners to show whether any help can be dis pensed with in the Commissioners' office be prepared and presented at the next meeting of the Council. He said that if more clerks than are necessary were hired the people wanted the force cut down. Petitions. Mr. Paul Citizens residing near corner of Charles and Howard sts. want Ehe street repaired, claiming that the brick paving has become so slippery that it is dangerous for horses to travel over it. Also a grade to be established on Chittendon st., and First to Second avenues, is asked for by the citizens. Mr. Fiebeger A pavement is wanted in front of the Episcopal church on Oakland ave. Mr. Thompson Citizens of Ingalls st., near Grant and Washington, want a knoll removed from the street. Citizens also want to know why the Wooster ave. street cars don't run from West Exchange st. around the loop after 10 o'clock at night and earlier in the morning. Mr. Ainer Citizens want a dan gerous hole near the corner of Ex change and Water sts. guarded. The "The way to be happy Is to "have a good liver and a good heart" You heart look Auer's to the j j Pills i J will take care of the j c liver. j THE WEATHER: Fair tonight and Wednesday. 333 hole extends from the street down Into a sewer. The citizens on Perkins st. want the street swept from Union to Prospect. All the above petitions were re ferred to the Commissioners. Ordinances. Resolution declaring it necessary to provide sewerage tp carry away storm water from district JNo. 4 passed. An ordinance fixing a license fee of $50 per year, to be granted by the Mayor, to be charged for bill posting, sign painting, distribution of hand bills, advertising cards, etc.. persons having paid such license -to wear a badge when in performance of their work. Befered to the Solicitor. An ordinance for the sweeping of Perkins st. passed. An ordinance providing for the sweeping of Prospect st. passed. An ordinance to establish a grade on Kirn St., between Exchange and Crouse sts., passed. A resolution directing a committee to equalize damages on Maiden Lane alley passed. The committee ap pointed was G. F. Kasch, Matthew Wein and J. W. Holloway. The Commissioners' attention was called by Mr. Fiebeger to damage claims due East Market st. residents. City Solicitor Esgate reported that 19 damage claims have thus far been presented and will be settled as soon as possible. Mr. Markle wanted to know what had become of the ordinance regu lating the franchise of the Akron Traction and Electric Co., and which called for their running cars every 20 minutes. After 10 o'clock they have, instead, been running them every half hour. It should not be forgotten that any one troubled witn rneumatism can get prompt relief from pain by apply ing Chamberlin's Pain Balm. The quick relief it affords is alone worth many times its cost, 25 cents. Then if its use is continued for a short time it is almost certain to effect a cure. For sale by all druggists. NO RIGHTS In. Akron Streets, Except Those Conferred by Alleged Franchise. Decision of the U. S. - Supreme Court Which Sets Aside the Virginia Decision Giving Telephone Companies Road Rights. Post The U. S. Supreme court of Rich mond, Va., has just handed down a decision in the suit brought to test the authority of telephone companies to assert the right of eminent domain under the post roads act of 18SG, cof fering that right upon telegraph com panies. The court decided that the tele phone business is no part of the tele graph business and cannot therefore appropriate right of way under the post roads act. , A year ago, when the lower court decided this case favorably to the telephone company7 a great eclat was made by the Bell Telephone company about the matter, its local agents asserting that the -company could continue to operate in a city whether the municipal authorities favored the same or not, as that right could be obtained from the probate court under tha post road act. This decision is of unusual interest to Akron people just now, as it means that the Central Union com pany has no rights in Akron streets save those conferred upon it by the alleged franchise railroaded through the Council last November, and which the City Commissioners have declared to bo illegal. Incorporation Papers. Incorporation papers of the Ham ilton Building Co. wijl be sent to Columbus soon. The capital stock will be $200,000. WILL ASK For an Explanation From Superintendent R. S. Thomas Tonight. Rumpus Raised by Re . cent Report Of the Committee on Teachers and Salaries. Alleged . Misrepresentations to Members. Made At a secret meeting of members of the Board of Education last night, matters were discussed which are to form the basis of an investigation demanded alike by Supt. Thomas and his friends and by those who are opposed to the superintendent's ad ministration of school affairs. Circumstances alleged to be con- connected with the reduction of the salary of Prof. X. L. Glover and the dismissal of those two popular High school teachers, the Misses Mary Baird and Anna Thomas, may be said to be the immediate cause of the sensational action to be taken bv the Board at its meeting tonight. There arc members of the Board who do not hesitate to say that Superintendent Thomas has misrep resented the facts to them. They claim that he has made one state ment to them and another, entirely different in nature, to the instructors. The Glover -case has been freely commented upon by the people. Prof. Glover has been the teacher of music in the Akron public schools for more than a score of years. When the committee on teachers and sal aries made its report this spring a reduction of $400 was made in his salary. He had been receiving $1,600 but was cut to $1,200. Prof. Glover was taken by sur prise. Me lias informed members oi the Board that he was told by Mr. Thomas that he had opposed the re duction. This, it will be claimed, is contrary to the statements made to the Committee on Teachers and Sal aries by the Superintendent, for when this committee was consider ing the salaries it was Mr. Thomas who started the agitation for a re duction. One member of the com mittee was told, it is claimed, that a man, fully equal to Prof. Glover, could be employed at a salary of $1,200 per year. This, with other statements, resulted in the cut in Prof. Glover's salary and the friends of the last named have since de manded an investigation of the charges of mispresentation. The dismissal of Miss Thomas has attracted attention. She has been a teacher in the public schools for sev eral years. A member of the Board gave the following statement to a Dkmockat reporter Tuesday. He said: "When this. case was first called to the attention of the Committee on Teachers and Salaries, Prof. Thomas recommended her dismissal on the grounds of ill health. An investiga tion was made and it was found that there was no foundation for the al leged statement of ill health. At a subsequent meeting Prof. Thomas again urged her dismissal, this time claiming that she was incompetent. It was afterwards found that Miss Thomas had letters of recommenda tion from the superintendent stating that she was a competent teacher. The committee thought this some what inconsistent. At the next meeting Mr. Thomas said he intended to recommend her re-employment. Later he stated tnat he favored a re duction of the number of teachers in the High school, saying that the city could get along with two or three less. So tho Misses Thomas and Baird were dismissed. Last fall, on tho recommendation of the superintendent, two additional teachers, Mr. Marbly and Mr. Seed, LdCC Curtains It is'nt necessary to pay a .great big price to se cure window drapings that are elegant in ap pearance and servicable as well. Our line of Lace . Curtains Is very extensive prob ablv the largest in the city. It embraces all the late novelties and we will sell to you at prices that will surprise cheapness. von for I llnr 0 J Ml 124-126 S. Howard St. had been engaged to teach in the High school. The last named is a nephew of Dr. Beed, a member of the Board of Education, and a friend of Mr. Thomas. The Board has reached a point where it can no long er afford to ignore complaints. Some action must be taken. The schools must not be demoralized.'' Supt. Thomas Interviewed. Supt. Thomas told a Democrat reporter this morning that he knew nothing about the meeting of the Board last night nor could he under stand what justification any member of the Board could have for insisting upon an investigation. He said that by the revised rules of the Board the responsibility of en gaging or dismissing teachers is vested in the Teachers' and Salaries' Committee; that he lias never mis used his authority or obligations as superintendent to influence the ac tion ot this committee; that he has had no enemies to punish nor friends to reward; that he has directed all his efforts as superin tendent to upbuilding the best inter ests of the schools; and that if he is to be the subject of an investigation at the instance of those who have been his avowed enemies from the beginning of his administration, he courts such an investigation, con scious as he is of having performed j his duty in a faithful, painstaking and unprejudiced manner. It was with reluctance that the su perintendent discussed any of the matters likely to come before tho Board tonight, as he had no knowl edge of what, if anything, the Board contemplates doing and, besides, is averse to a newspaper controversy unless it .shall be necessary to pre vent his official acts from being mis construed by or misrepresented to the people. "I at first refused to recommend Misses Thomas and Baird because of the former's health, and because of our having so many teachers," said the Superintendent, "aud because it has been thought avisable to employ three departmental teachers an in structor in German, a commercial teacher and a scientific teacher. A teacher of the German language has already been secured Miss McCall of the Delaware university. The in tention of hiring these departmental teachers has influenced the board more against the retention of the Misses Thomas and Baird than any individual action on my part. Both ladies are rood teachers, and the Board has doubt less deferred action in electing them until such time as they can ascertain how many teachers really are need ed in the High school." MARKS UNBALANCED. Was Arrested For Disorderly Con ductPolice Court. Frank Marks, of Wooster, arrested Monday noon on a charge of dis orderly conduct, pleaded guilty in police court Tuesday morning. Evi dence showed he was mentally un balanced. Sentence was reserved until Wednesday morning. A. Hatty was fined $5 and costs. Monday he unhitched and started to drive L. A. Barmore's horse from in front of the Market hoiihc. Officer Durkin arrested him. Harvey Schumackcr, charged with petit larceny, was discharged. M. McTlgo was assessed $2 and costs for intoxication. NCREASED Wages of Employes. Motormen and Conduc tors Get Good News From the Akron Traction & Electric Co. They Will Receive From 16 to 18 Cents Per Hour. Hereafter Men Will Work Ten Hours a Day. The request of the employes of the Akron Traction & Electric Co. for an advance in wages and shorter work days has been satisfactorily dealt with by the company. The motor men and conductors asked that their wages be increased. They have been making about 14 cents an hour here tofore and have been working about 12 hours a day. The advance in wages will affect ubout 85 men. The adjustment of the matter by the company is set forth in the fol lowing announcement which was posted 'in the car barns Tuesday morning: . "To theMotermen and Conductors of the Akron Traction fe Electric company: "On behalf of the present owners of the Akron Traction & Electric Co., we hereby notify our motormen and conductors of a raise in wages, dating from May 15, 1899, of 20 per cent., equalling 16 cents per hour for men who entered the employ of the re ceivers, or our predecessors, within one year; a raise of 27 per cent., equalling 17 cents per hour to those employed more than one year and less than two; and a raise of .!6 per cent., equalling 18 cents per hour, for all employed longer" than two years. "The present owners have always firmly believed in the policy of pay ing the highestgoing wages for like services, and expect in return there from to get from its e"mployes hearty and loyal support in safely transport ing thier patrons and handling the company.'s property. We shall ox pect strict attention to the rules, and will give an impartial hearing to any grievances. "Ten hours shall constitute a day's work, the run care's to be made up with as few swing runs as practicable and all overtime to be allowed at rates then drawn by the employes. "All promotions to be made in regular order as to age in service. "No employee will be dismissed without being given the cause. "First miss to take out car will cause suspension without pay for three days; second miss, seven days; and third miss within one year will be grounds for dismissal. "The company has no objection to employes belonging to unions, or secret societies, but employs them as individuals only. "The Akron Traction ifcElecrieCo. "By Henry A. Everett, president." May 22, 1899. The company's proposition has been accepted by the men. COFFEE COMPLEXIONS. Skin Usually Clears Up After Leaving Off the Beverage. In this country people are very much addicted to the use of coffee, and to that, perhaps more than any thing else, is attributable the dark, muddy complexions. Mrs. J. L. Stiles, a teacher, was pale, weak, thin in flesh, weakful, dyspeptic and trembling on the verge of nervous prostration. She discovered that the cause of it all was coffee, and the way she discov ered it, was by discontinuing its use altogether, and taking in its place, Postum Food Coffee exclusively. Sho got so well and got well so quickly that bhe.kuows exactly what caused tho change. Now she advises all her friends to use Postum ', and is so enthusiastic about it, that she sends printed notices of it in her lot ters to them, and warns them to bo sure and have it made right. You al ready have an account of my bitter experience with coffee drinking. Caroline A. Jonea, Houston HoiglitH, Texas. MISLEADING Statements, of the Cost of Operating. Central Union Company Must ,be Getting Generous Reduction. The Central Union Telephone company, as predicted, has an nounced a temporary reduction in rates. Subscribers are informed that they can have unlimited, long distance, full metallic service for $1.50 per month. This rate, although it is not stated, is for six phones on a line. A well known business man, after reading the advertisement of. this reduction, had the following to say: "A number of misleading articles have recently appeared in the col umns of the Beacon Journal purport ing to be statements of the cost of operating and maintaining telephone plants. One would perhaps be lead to believe that somo philanthropic person had suddenly taken a great interest in the choice of investments for our citizens and being convinced that the purchase of stock in the Ak ron Peoples' Telephone Co. would prove disastrous was willing to go down into his own pockets and -pay out hundreds of dollars to news papers to publish these articles in the hope of saving our people from loss. But when we are told such articles were prepared and paid for by the Central Union Telephone Co, it does, to say the least, in the light of past events, cast more than a shadow of doubt upon the motive. In these articles they have endeav ored to show that the average cost per phone of operating a plant ex clusive of maintianance and depre ciation is about $20 per annum, yet they have just condescended to place residence phones at $1.50 per month or $18 per year, the exact rate offered by the Peoples' company for the same class of service, only the latter company gives you the latest modern long distance equipment, superior to anything the.Central Union Co. now has in the city. "Is it that the Central Union Co. so loves the telephone users of Akron that they want to furnish phones at $2 less than cost or have they delib erately tried to deceive by the jug ling of figures in their various state ments, or is it that they are now about to make a last desperate at tempt to head off competition? If the later is their design and they could succeed in keeping out the -new company how long would it be until rates were raised again higher than ever before? If according to their figures it costs $20 per year to furnish this service and they only charge the telephone users $18 how many years would they be willing to keep it up? The telephone users of Akron have not only their own past experience but the experience of the hundreds "of cities -and towns in which the Central Union Co. is oper ating plants. If you do not have confidence in Independent Telephone Co's and believe they are not for the public good, write to any leading citizen in any town where an inde pendent company is operating and you will learn that it not only 'means tho very best service and a first-class investment but tliat the home com pany nas about nine-tentns oi tne business, this of course meaniug a loss of thousands of dollars annually to the Central Union company. Learning this you can then more readily understand the reason the Central Union Co. has recently taken such a fatherly interest in the in vestors of our city." COMPANY B. Temporary Organization Perfected Decoration Day Committee. Clarence Cranz was elected presi dent of Co. B last night, Arthur L. Johnson, vice president; "W. E. Walkup, secretary. J. R. Thomas, Fred Diehl, George Rogers, Alex Longacre, AV. E: Walk, John Brumbaugh, Geo. Alli son and C. B. Serfass were appointed to decorate the graves of Arthur Nelson, Fred Haushalter, Chas. Spade and John Roos on Memorial day. They will attend exercises at Grace park in a body. The Ladles' Cemetery Association Will serve its annual strawberry lunch and supper Friday, May 2Gth, at Congregational church. Luncheon :T cents. Supper 25 cents. Those of our readers who havo used Chamberlain's Cough Remedy will not bo surprised to learn that tho sale of this most cxcollent medicine has been extended around tho world and that it is fast becoming a uni versal favorite .in tho treatment of coughs, colds, croup and whooping cough. Tho 23 and 50 cunt sizett for sale by all druggists. III! II, III, M 14 25th, uUub On the above dates we shall place on our counters an immense line of the Newest Ribbons at Will tell you part of the stoiy and our sales people will finish the tale. 5c, 8c, 12-ic, 14c, 19C, 23c, 29C The u pfiam-irys Co. LOST W!LL ! Entertainment.. Found In a Satchel. Mortgage Discovered Will End a Law Suit. Sister of Deceased Is Disinherited. ' Receiver Appointed For Local Companies. Two Action For Divorce Filed Court House News. The will of Sarah A. Howard was filed in probate court Tuesday. She died about a year ago, and an ad ministrator for her estate was ap pointed. At that time nothing had been found of the will.. A few days ago, in looking through an old satchel, Cyrus Carr found the document. It was executed in 1893, being drawn by the late L. D. Watters. A sister of the deceased is cut off without any bequest, the entire estate being given to a granddaughter, Mary Brownlee. At the same time tho will was dis covered a canceled mortgage against Mr. Carr was discovered. A suit to collect the amount of the mortgage ($900) had been filed againsfhim. He claimed it had been paid and the canceled mortgage verifies his state ment. Beacon Journal Sued. The Beacon Journal company has -been sued by the Power City bank for $570.60 alleged to be due on two notes. Receiver Appointed. George C. Kohlerwas appointed receiver of tho Massillon Coal Co., and the Hower Cereal Coffee com pany, Tuesday morning. He gave $1,009 bond. An action was brought Monday by the Ohio Coal Mining Co. asking that this action be taken. Beatrice Maloneyet al. are named as defendants. It is alleged that the Massillon Coal Co. cannot pay more than 25 cents on the dollar, and that the Coffee company is involved in its liabilities. Recent sickness in the Maloney family lias resulted in financial troubles. State vs. DeRoss. The trial qf the criminal case of the State vs. narry DeRoss, who is . . i I A Broien-Down Watchj! Is about as expensive and inconvenient a thins as a person can be afflicted with. Just when vou are de pending; on it most, it foils you. You can't afiord such uncertainties when we can sell you One Thaf s Right f or . We repair your timepiece in the er be.t u.iv .it the lowest possible prices. HALE, Tho .Jeweler. VOTI Vi 26th, 2?th I Literary and Elocutionary j Monday Evening, May 29 ..AT THE., ist M.R CHURCH BY., BYRON W.KING, A.M. Ph. D. Of Pittsburg, Pa., under the auspices ij the Jipworth League of the i irst E. Church. Admission 25c Children 15c t -fl C I :XfllDIt Albert Hall Ker. Monroe will talk on "The Coliseum", "Wednesday evening: at 8 o'clock. ADMISSION Adults 10c Public School Pupils. . . 5c Benefit Public School Room Decoration. charged with robbing -James Gaston, was commenced in Common Pleas court Tuesday. Aged Applicant. Joel Maxam of Twinsburg,G9years of age, applied for a marriage license Tuesday. The prospective bride is his housekeeper, Matilda Coy, 71 years of age. Maxam could not an swer all questions and the wedding has been postponed. Divorce Case Clare E. Styer has filed a petition asking for a divorce from Lemuel Styers. They were married in 1S93. She alleges willfnl absence. The plaintiff prays that her maiden mame, Clare Brunner be restored. Cross Petition. In the cas-e of George J. Renner vs. Cynthia Hansard et al, Leroy Mun- son has filed a cross petition asking judgment for $1,590. Notes. Judgment was given the Central Savings bank in Common Pleas court against E. H-Spicer for $153. A default judgment against Louise E. Doyle, in the case of H. C. R. Wall vs. the Summit County Ab stract Co., has been vacated. Emmet Swinehart has been ap pointed guardian of Alfred Swigart. Bond $12,000. Marriage Liccnsas. T. DHIwyn Thomas, Eureka. Ill 31 Marie B. Faron, Akron 2fi LAST LINKS. A HORSELESS CARRLVGE Chas. B. Reid, 221 Valley st., of Reid Bros.' shoe store, will be the first Akron man to own a horseless carriage. He ha ordered one, which will be here the middle of June. Several other business men are thinking of buying them. TWO RUNS A small incendiary blaztinthe roar of Guthier's fish market was extinguished .by the chemical early kist evening. A false alarm was sent in from BoxHU at 10 o'clock.