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"siaFrJjpvt' -ff---X'ir f-:jaisrf r,--i riy-?jtyfaapa:gyy-;ii t" aJ' ww.Tytt-g Prescriptions. AKRON DAILY DEMOCRAT. 1899 Cameras 1899 Great variety, lowest prices. In struction and darkroom FREE. Photo supplies of every descrip tion. Geo. S. Dales & Son, 22? S. BOln'sL Dispensed at our store will nut disappoint the doctor. Ask hini about as and by all means follow his advice. HARPER'S Arcade Drug Store. VOLUME EIGHT. NUMBER 46 AKRON, OHIO, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 13, 1899. PRICE ONE GENT "S-H K NOT PAID For Want of Funds. Baughman Cannot Comply With Court's Order. Brought In on Attachment For Contempt. Probably the Longest Defense on Record. Testimony In Martin's Case Court News. James Baughman was brought in from Barberton Tuesday on an at- tachment for contempt issued by Judge Kohler. He was ordered to pay alimony to his wife Catherine Baughman. This he neglected to do. When brought before the court he said he knew of the order, but that he had not and could not comply with it. He says he has no funds which he can use for the purpose. His attorney was not present and the hearing on the attachment was continued until Thursday. Long Drawn Oul Defense: The combined height of the three attorneys for S. A. Martin, Messrs. .Rowley, Bradley and Voris, is 18 feet 8 inches. -This constitutes the long est defense on record where there were only three lawers. The state has not finished its case. Tuesday, one of the witnesses was Rev. F. T. Dunbar of Newcomerstown. He said that he had paid $250 to Martin. The company alleges that the money never reached the Akron office. Adjudged Insane. John Grady, formerly a railroad engineer, was adjudged insane Tues day in Probate Court. He has be come totally blind. This affliction has resulted in his losing his mind. He believes people are trying to kin him and to defend himself he carries knives. Aiew days ago he made An assault on his wife in which he broke her nose. r Transcript. A transcript has been filed by Squire W."F. Coleman in Probate court of the case of the State vs. Charles and F. A. Menches. They are charged with conducting a Sun day theater at Summit Lake park. New Pleadings. Mary M. Baldwin has filed an ac tion in which she seeks to recover $270.51, the amount of a judgment against Louisa A. Meacham. She says the latter has. fallen heir to a share of the estate of Alexander Brewster. A. A. Plumer has filed a cross pe tition in the action.of John J. Dief endorff vs. F. P. Chamberlain et al. He alleges he holds a mortgage note against the parties for $2,500. DYSPEPSIA la tout appetite poor ? Does toot food distress yon? And are Ton losing strength ? Then tale a thor ough course of treatment with Auer's Sarsaparilla It tales ont all the poisons from ycrar blood. It gives power to the stomach to digest your food. Diges tion becomes natural. Xonr blood I is well fed. And your whole system prospers. $1.00. All drnggists. J. a ATER CO, Lowell. Mass. THE WEATHER: Threatening weather Wednesday. tonight and Pin t New Shirt Waists lus-b Arrived Choice styles in white and colored, from $t to $3 We have cheaper ones, ako good ones at 50c Wash Goods We" are giving special bar- rrnin. !if 5c, re, 8c, 10c Our assortment of white H and colored wash goods can not be beaten. p STATEMENT To be Made by Prof. R. S. Thomas. Generally Believed That Committee Will Recommend Change. Monday night the school board In vestigation committee met until midnight. It was intended to have Prof. R. S. Thomas make a statement, but the business strung out so long that Prof. Thomas was not reached. Board members F. G. Frese and J. W. Kelley and Miss Anna Thomas, f ormerly a High school teacher, were present to hear his statement. He will give it tonight. Prof. Thomas was notallowed to be present at the secret session.- The witnesses examined wero E. H. Birney, principal of the High school; Miss Gertrude Clark, teach er in the Henry school; Miss Julia Cochrane, reading teacher in the High school, and Fred Harpham, who has a grievance against Prof. Thomas. Some member espected to wind up matters last night, but unforseen information came to light which de layed matters. It is extremely probable that tonight's .session will see the finish of the Investigating committee's work. It is said that one thing has been proven against Prof. R. S. Thomas and that is that he showed favoritism to teachers. There is much speculation as to the outcome. Nine out of ten are of the opinion that the committee will recommend a change. KNOCKED OUT. South Akron Young Man Dazed Con ductor Failor. John A. Failor, 230 Coburn St., -a conductor for the Akron Traction & Electric comnanv was beaten bv Burge B. Slusser Monday evening at 5:u near tne uiooe sign worKs in South Akron. Conductor Failor says he had words with Mr. Slusser last Friday morning about a transfer. Last night when they met, Slusser hit Failor a stinging" blow in the face, knocking him down. Failor had partly picked himself up when Slus ser landed another Jeffries blow on his phisognomy. This completely dazed Failor. Slusser went home. Parks' ambulance conveyed Failor to his home. He is confined to his bed todiiy. Slusser pleaded guilty to a charge of assault and battery in police court Tuesday morning. He said he had had ample justification for striking Failor. Police Prosecutor C. C. Benner an nounced that Failor was "laid up for repairs." Sentence was reserved by Mayor Young until Friday morning. Conductor Failor, it will be remem bered, had a similar rumpus with ex-Commissioner Stipe a few years ago. DEATHS. Turner IrvinE., son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward I. Turner, 132Benjamin St., aged 2 months and 7 days, died Monday, June 12, of inanition. Funeral Wednesday at 1:30 o'clock at the house. Interment at Stow Corners, in ra NOT KNOWN For Almost an Hour That Stephen Houser Had Committed Suicide. Believed That He Had Dropped Dead. Startling Discovery Made an Undertaker. by He Never Threatened Own Life. to Take His The remains of Stephen Houser, aged "1 years, who committed suicide by hanging himself Monday morn ing were viewed by Coroner Leber man and a Democrat reporter Mon day afternoon. Mr. Houser had resided at Clark's Mills for a quarter of a century and was well known in his neighborhood. For half a year he has been scarely able to talk or walk. He had been melancholy. Houser had never spoken of taking his own, life. Sun day, however, Jie went to the barn three times. Monday morning he arose as usual and ate a hearty breakfast. He was accustomed to going to the barn and would sometimes take a uap. Be tween 9 and 10 o'clock Monday he went to the place. JNo suspicions were aroused until his wife thought he was staying longer than usual. She found him lying at the foot of a ladder, his body doubled up. 'Neighbors soon congregated." After they had left I. P. Blackson decided to lay Mr. Houser out. Schuyler Viers caught hold of his feet and Blackson his head. When they at tempted to move him the discovery was made that he had hanged him self, which was nearly an hour after he was discovered by his wife. It is believed that he premeditated suicide because he visited the barn so frequently Sunday. He fastened a rope on the round of a ladder that led to the hay mow, placed the loop around his neck and slid down the ladder. Coroner E. O. Iieberman in his re port will say that death was due to strangulation, with suicidal intent. Children who mourn his death are Mrs. Hanna Schaeffer, James Houser of Akron ; Mrs. Emma Arstrong of Cleveland and W. H. Houser of Mendon, St. Joeco, Mich. The funeral will probably be held Wednesday afternoon, CLASS PICTURE TAKEN The graduating class of the Akron High school had a number of class pictures taken at Goddard studio Monday afternoon. FOOD IN LIQUID Makes a Full Meal keeper. For a Book- I am a bookkeeper in a large jrro- cery store, and consequently meet a great many people. We find large numbers of customers who are trou bled with the effects of coffee. I know only too well how to sympa thize with them, for I have suffered so much from stomach trouble caused by the use of coffee. About two years ago, one of your representatives gave me a sample of Postum, and I was glad of the op portunity to try something that would furnish 'me with a good morn ing beverage, but not give me the trouble that coffee did. The reason some people fail to make good Postum is that they un dertake to get the good out of the cereals by a few minutes' boiling, whereas not less than twenty-five minutes should be use in making a good Dot full of Postum. When it is properly boiled, it is a most deli cious coffee, and a perfect drink in every respect. Often when I have had no appetite for solid food, I could partake of several cups of Pos tum, and feel plentifully nourished until the next meal. I have been glad to tell customers of the comfort and relief they could find in the use of Postum. Naturally wo have aug mented our sales greatly on it, until now we send out hundreds of pack ages in a. year. One of our customers towhomjl recommended it, has just been in, and tells me they have all grown very fond of Postum, includ ing several members of the family who reside in different parts of the State. With best wishes, F. Lati mer,'.1274 Marketst., Oakland, Cal. Carpets. Our remarkable spring trade in Carpets has led ns to again make heavy purchases. These goods arrived Monday and are placed on sale todav. : NEWEST CARPETS Elegant Desips UNRIVALLED ASSORTMENT. The Upham The Pleasure Season Is at Hand Kodaks Cameras At OUR PRICES go like a whirlwind CeC" UAIET' The Optician, for Cameras and Eib HHttj supplies for Your Vacation IS- S. LAST ACT Of the Famous Scully Galvin Comedy. Fined For Fighting on the Street Police Court. In police court Tuesday, William Metzlerand AdamGrosjean pleaded guilty to bartering on Sunday. Each was fined $15 and costs. Pat Scully and Wm. Galvin were assessed $3 and costs for disorderly conduct, by engaging in a fight on Main st. last Saturday morning. They are brothers-in-law and have had trouble over a gasoline stove, in which a bull pup figured extensive ly. It will be remembered their troubles were aired in Justice Thomas' court. The cases against Ed Halliwell and Cornelius S. Smith, horse jock ies, charged with attempting to trade horses on Mill st., were continued until next Monday. Both pleaded not guilty. More arrests will bo made for the same offense. Mrs. Elizabeth Oberlin's case was continued until next Tuesday. "Old Timer" Bentley Wormold again made his appearance on the prisoners' bencn Tuesday morning. Intoxication was the charge. He was fined $2 and costs with K. P. Skull and Lee Williams. The arrest of Lee-Williams of Ben jamin st was instrumental in caus ing the arrest of Mr. and Mrs. John Brassell. When officer Eugene Mur ray arrested Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Brassell called him vile names and used profanity. Their cases will be tried Wednesday. John Brassell also pleaded guilty to fighting with his brother, Thomas, in Hall's park Sunday. He was tax ed $10 and costs on this charge. Thomas has skipped out of town. The next time either of the Bras- sells appear in Police court they will be sent to the workhouse. The Hartman-Early cases were disposed of Tuesday as follows: Terrance and Lawrence Early and OHieHartman, discharged; Dewissie Hartman, $5 and costs; Gay Hart- man, $10 aim costs; .Ellen Early, guilty. A.motion for a new trial was filed in the Ellen Early case. SIDE-TRACKED. Italian Section Hands Designated For Here, Working at Shenango. The 50 Italians, expected to arrivo from Chicago at this place Monday evening to work on the local division of the Epic, wero side-tracked at Shenango, l'a. Section hands weic needed there, and when the train pulled in with the laborers they were immediately taken in charge and nrrangements made to put them to work. The outfit sent by the Italians to this place was shipped H Shenango Monday evening. Special. - Brouse Co. IVIain "St. T T WMWWAWWWWWWWV 6 Elegant, Slightly Used Uprights .Walnut, Mahogany 3 and Rosewood Cases, Your. Choice $150 For On Payments $125 Cash Each I A. B. 220 S. Main St. AwiWw PATHOS In the Tragic Death of L. A. Coulter. Returning Home With Wedding Clothes He Lost His Life. There is greater pathos in the trag edy wherein Mr. L. A. Coulter, a prominent merchant of Creston, O., lost his life Monday evening from the fact that today he was to have gone to Delaware, O., to be united in marriage with a popular young woman of that place. Joy and hap piness with one fell swoop has been turned into hitter mourning. Mr. Coulter spend the greater part of Mon'day afternoon in Akron. He was on his way home from Cleve land, where he had purchased his wedding clothes. At this place he learned, that the Erie train west at 12:20 p.m. did not run on Monday. He then asked if he could go through on a freight train, and when told that there were none going that way, he wired his brother at Creston that he would ar rive there on Erie train No. 3, which leaves at 6:25 p.m. At 4 p.m., however, an Erie west bound freight came along. Being very anxious to reach Creston as soon as possible, Mr. Coulter board ed tins train. When he attempted to jump off at Creston he was thrown under the wheels. " The unfortunate man's head, both arms and both legs wore cut off, and the body otherwise mangled. " The tragedy, so sudden and ghast ly, has shocked the entire communi ty in which he lived. His aftiancee is prostrated with the shock, and scores of friends today mourn the loss of him who wns so prymmont and popular among them, MALES Twenty One Years Of Age or Over In Summit County. Township Enumerators Have Filed Reports. Population Outside of About 30,000. Akron Peculiar Return Made Cuyahoga Falls. From All Of the township asbessors have filed their decennial enumeration with the County Clerk. The total number of males, outside of Akron, who are over 21 years of age is 8399. -This indicates a popula tion of between 25,000 and 30,000 in the country districts. The male population over 21 years of age by precincts is as follows : . Bath 230 Boston ". 300 Copley 334 Coventry, N 451 Coventry, S 528 Cuyahoga Falls 752 Franklin Clinton 282 " Nimisila 240 Green East Liberty 171 " Greensburg, Hudson Northampton . Northfield Norton, E ...-.,. 311 452 265 292 752 -: 433 .".'.: '"".... 483 Norton, W. ... Portage, East Portage, West 464 Bichfield 268 Springfield 641 Stow 266 Tallmadge ." 361 Twinsburg . 223 Total ,.....' 8399 It must be remembered that this enumeration included all males over 21 years, whether naturalized or not, insane people and imbeciles. A remarkable return was made by the assessor in Cuyahoga Falls. He says there are 752 males over 21 in the township. The total is divided as follo.ws : "Total reliable citizens 727. This 727 can be depended on for the pres ent." "Uncertain, 30." Just what he means is a question. CROWD HISSED Non-Union Men On Their Way to Cleveland. At the Union depot Tuesday morn ing a train load of non-union men passed through the city on their way from Cincinnati to Cleveland, where they will work on the Big Consoli dated street car line. Quite a large crowd was at the de pot and when the train, No. 27 on the C. A. & C, stopped for a few moments, the crowd hissed the non union men considerably. CHILDBEN AT RANDOLPH Pupils of the Bryan school went. to Randolph park, Tuesday morning and spent the day pleasantly amid the many pleasures of that beauti ful resort. SAD RETURN In Store For Mrs. Charles Gerstner Husband Dead. Clyirles E. Gerstner, 159 Grant st., aged'27 years, 5 months and 5 days, died Monday ovening of pneumonia. He had resided in Akron his life time. Deceased had only been ill 10 dnys. He leaves a wife and two small children. They were visiting in To ledo at the time of his death. Mr. Gerstner accompanied his wife and children to Clovcland on their way to Toledo last Saturday. A letter was received for Mr. Gerstner this .morning fromhis wife in Toledo. Mrs. Gerstner failed to give her address, hence she has not as yet been notified of her husband's death. Edward Gorstne r has gone to Toledo to locate her, M. 0'Neii & Co Women Who To look, feel and wear well, Ave are offering this week In two styles, button or lace, patent or kid tip. Resmlar 2.50 value. fa " We are offering a patent leather shoe, cloth top, best calf skin in opera or mannish lasts at $3.50 That were made to sell at a higher price. ...Oxfords Are in season and we are furnishing them at prices rang ing from $1.00, to $1.25, $1.50, $2.00 $3.00 buys a 3.00 shoe in our regular stock, in all widths on comfort-giving lasts. M . 0'Neil & Co. Shoe Department. LAST LINKS. ORATORICAL CONTEST W.W, Foust of this city, a student in Heid elberg university, is one of the con testants for the Madison C. Peters prize, given to the best orator of the junior class. It will be held Friday evening. There are five other as pirants for the prize. FESTIVAL OF ROSES Tho"Fes tival of Roses," was a unique "and happy social entertainment at the First Baptist church Monday even ing. The church was prettily deco rated with roses and a program given each part of which touched on roses. Strawberries, ice cream and cake were served. TIME OF LEAVING The special train which will take the Werner Benefit association excursion to Cedar Point willJeava Akron at 6:20 Saturday morning, reaching its des tination at U:30 a.m. The return train will leave Sandusky at 7p 'clock, arriving at Akron at 10 o'clock. WANTED A good cat to catch mice. Call at 114 Vine st. and brinj cat along with you atOa.m.Wednes day. EPWORTH LEAGUE PICNIC The Epworth League of the First M.E. church will hold a picnic at Gaylord's Grove Wednesday after noon. Supper will be served at six o'clock. ROBBERIES Sol. K. Neal of South Main st. says that somebody stole $10 from his house at 3:30 Sat urday afternoon and that a thief tried to break into his house again Mon day night but was scared away. He says a $3.50 ring was taken from Jap Falor's home, South Main st. Satur day afternoon. OFFICERS ELECTED Akron Lodge No. 1, of the Pathfinder, at their meeting Monday night, had for guests several members of the lodge at Randolph. After the busi ness of the meeting, light refresh ments were served, and a good time had in general. Officers for the en suing six months were elected. They are: President, E. J. Hard; vice president, Edward F. Sauvain; chaplain, Mrs. R. D. Westfall ; sec retary, James W. Harter; treasurer, Geo. L. Curtice; sergeant-at-arms, John Nye ; guide, Miss Belle Weiss ; inside guard, Harry Huber; outside guard, Fred L. Turner; pianist, Miss Maud D.Dixon.. PERSONAL. Henry Klein and Miss Carrie Dul ler will be married by Rev. Father J. B. Broun Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Bernard's church. Mrs. Chas. Oberlin of East Market At., left Monday evening for a mouth's vacation at Mount Clem ents, for the benefit of her health. Mr. Chas. -It. Hill, formerly of the Boston Store, left for Montreal, Cana da, this morning, where ho will take charge of the window trimming for Lepage & Co., of that place. Early Morning Wedding. Henry J. Borrodin, of 617 Yale st. extension, a clerk in Ganyard & Myers, also page at tho City Council, and Miss Frances M. Loser, who lives witli her guardian, J. A. Roli ner, corner of Sherman and Thorn ton sts., were married at 5:30 o'clock Tuesday morning at St. Bernard's Catholic church by Rev, Father J. B. Brown. Miss Katie Roliuor acted as bridesmaid and nun Morten as groomsman. Mr. and Mrs. Borrodin received many beautiful presents. They left at 0 o'clock for a week's visit at Twin Lakes, Put-in-Bay and Mackinac island. After June 20 thoy will be at home to friends at 617 Yale st. extension, Need a Shoe will try the shoe CM Q9 at 3 1 f PQSTOFFICE RECEIPTS Reports for Last Two Months Show Large Increase. A decided increase is shown in tlie receipts of the Akron postofflce for May, 1899, over the receipts for May, 1898. During the last mouth the "sale of stamps amounted to $10,420.87; for same month last year, $8,571.43; in crease over la.st year, $1,849.44. For April, 1899, $13,1SS.9S; for April 189S, $7,624.52; increase over last year, $5,564.46. Receipts for April and May, 1899, $23,609.85; for April and May,-1898, $16,195.95; increase over last year, $7,413.90. Quarterly- reports are made in Jan uary, April, July and October. The fiscal year in the. postofflce ends June 30. The showing for this year has thus far been remarkably good, and will entitle the office to more modern facilities and improvements. PASSENGERS Taken Into Cleveland on the Steam Cars. A. B. & C. cars are now running within a quarter of a mile of Miles avenue. From there passengers are either taken to the central part of the city in carriages, or on board C, C. & S. steam cars,-which run evcry hour. No serious outbreak has yet been made by the strikers, but trouble is momentarily expected. Large forces of policemen are on guard in the troublesome districts. - BIRTHS. Bvxx To Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rynn, 20S Crosby st., Wednesday, June 7, a son. Bkowxswoktii To Air. and Mrs. Frank Brownsworth, 255 Johnston st., Thursday, June S, a daughter. Pii.vi'1'KKT To Mr. and Mrs. Peter W. Plappert, 40S E. Exchange st, Monday, June 12, a son. LOOK AT THE Summer Attractions in our show windows del fin Hill IKS And most important of all for the little folks Children's Carriages AND Go-Carts Our stock is complete in all these lines. B.L Dodge 12-1-120 S.HoWardsfc.