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HJ--K-tV r. '"B"" --- --.t: --.-szfKTsr? "n ws ' .J "5 iw-y Prescriptions.. AKRON DAILY MOCRAT 1899 Cameras 1899 Great variety, lowest prices. In struction and darkroom FREE. Photo supplies of every descrip tion. Geo. S, Dales & Son, M S. fiolfl SI. Dispensed at our store -will not disappoint the doctor. Ask him about ns ana Dy all means ionow his advice. HARPER'S Arcade Drug Store. VOLUME EIGHT. NUMBER 48 AKRON, OHIO, THURSDAY EVENING, .lUE 15, 1899. PRICE ONE CENT ' --s"- DE HERE IT IS. Copy of Affidavit Filed In the Cleveland U. S; Court By Akron's Three City 0 Commissioners. Will be Used by the Telephone Monopoly To Defeat the Suit Brought Against It by the City. Monday when the Democrat ex clusively announced that City Com missioner John Crisp, O. L. McMil len and A. T. Paige had signed affi davits, which were intended to be used by the Central Union telephone monopoly in behalf of its litigation with the city, these three officials were indignant. They took occasion to tell their friends that the Democrat article was untrue and that it was without foundation. The Democrat made an effort Monday to get a copy of the affldavit,but it had been removed from the files of the United States Circuit court by the attorneys for the Central Union Telephone company. "When a" Democrat reporter called at the office or Attorney S. G. Rogers and asked him if he had the. affidavit of the three Commissioners, he replied that hejiad,but addeed: "I was told by General Solicitor Richardson of the Central Union Telephone company to keep the af fidavit on my insideiocket. That is where it now is. I shall furnish copies of it to the City Solicitor. He can do with them as he pleases. I must refuse to show the affidavit to you." Thursday the Democrat was given a copy of the affidavit. Here is evidence of the fact that the Democrat was telling the truth when it printed the news that Com missioners Crisp, McMillen and Paige, intentionally or otherwise, had taken action which will be used by the Central Union Telephone company to win its law suit with the city. The affidavit of the Commission ers, filed by'the telephone monopoly in the United States Circuit court, follows: "In the Circuit Court of the United States, Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division. "The City of Akron, plaintiff, vs. The Central Union Telephone Co. and John F. Drucke miller, defendants. ""The State of Ohio, ) Summit County, ( "Albert T. Paige, John Crisp and O. I.. McMillen, being first duly sworn, say that they are members of the Board of City Commissioners of the city of Akron, Ohio, duly quali fied and acting, and have been City Commissioners since the first day of May, 1898, continuously until the present time; that on or about the' 25th day of January, 18S9, the Cen tral Union Telephone company sub mitted a certain plan or plat of a certain conduit aud under ground work to be placed and constructed in certain streets and alleys of the city of Akron as mentioned and desig nated in an ordinance passed No- TT TVry fdbJkk M4MAh Does Your Head Ache tr Are yoar nerves weak? Can't you sleep -well? Pain In your back? Lack energy? Appetite poor? Digestion bad ? Boils or pimples ? Those are but some of the results of const tion. If the contents of the bowels are not remoTed from the body each day, as nature intended, poison ous substances are sure to be ab sorbed Into tbe blood, always causing suffering and frequently causing severe disease. There Is a common-sonse cure. Ayetfs PILLS Ther daily insure an easy and "J natural movement of the bowels, r A Frlce,2Scabox All druggii Is. t. Ayor's sopsagiarua l - withthepillswillliastenrecoTery. f- Write the doctor Jnt now you are Buffering. You will reoelre the best medical advice without cott. DP- J. C. ATEB, Lowell, Mill. rv y vv v.T.i.r - m nr - -- THE WEATHER: Generally fair and cooler tonight Fair Friday. vember 14, 1898: that thereafter said plat or plan was referred to Frank F. Loomis, the Mechanical engineer of the city of Akron; that thereafter the said Frank F. loomis reported and requested that the said Central Union Telephone company furnish him with certain specifications with respect to said plan or plat, which specifications were immediately furnished by said company; that thereafter said Mechanical Engineer made a Teport to th,e Board of City Commis sioners in favor of the plan submit ted to him and reported that the same -was proper, practicable and complete in every respect. There after, to-wit, on the 3d day of May, 1899, Mr. M. J. Carney, general manager of the Central Union Tele phone company, Ij. G. Richards, general counsel of said company, and. E. M. Jackson, superintendent of construction of said Central Union Telephone company, held a confer ence with said Board "of City Com missioners, at which meeting there were present Commissioners Crisp , Paige, McMillen and McGarry; that in reply to a question put by Mr. Richardson with respect to said plan and profile, as to whether the same met with the approval of the Board and was satisfactory, each of the members of said Board replied that the plan and profile of the under ground work 60 submitted as here tofore stated and reported upon, was satisfactory, and each of said Commissioners stated that said plan met with their ap proval, and these affiants now say that the said plan and profile now meets with their approval and that they have no objection whatever to offer agrainst the same. "Affiant further says that on said 3d day of May and repeatedly since said 3d day of May, until date of the making of this affidavit, said Central Union Telephone company lias re quested permission to put its wires and cables underground in accord ance with said plat or plan hereto fore submitted to this Board." "A. T. Paige, "John Gripp, "O. L. MoMili.en, "Sworn 'to beforo me and signed in my presence by the said Albert Paige, John Crisp and O. L. Mc Millen, and by them severally, sign ed, .in my presence this 9th day of June A.D. 180n. "AV.A. Sl'ENCEK, . "Notary Public." M. J. Carney's Affidavit. "With this same affidavit, two oth ers were filed. One was sworn to by M. J. Carney, general manager of the Central Union Telephone Company. He says the company started to put in conduits with the approval given by the Board of City Commissioners on May 3, 1899. Local Manager's Affidavit. John F. Druckemiller's affidavit is a long one. It gives in detail the different events leading up to May 3,1899. The following is quoted "On May 3, 1899, every City Commis sioner expressed himself as satisfied with the plans submitted. On or about May 20, 1899, the Board of Commissioners duly'passed a reso lution providing that the defendant company should be permitted to put in conduits in the streets, condition al upon making certain rates. At the dictation of the Probate Judge of Summit county, who appoints the Board of Commissioners, the follow ing resolution was passed:" The resolution rescinding the ap proval is then given. Tho affidavit continues: "The defendant company is ad vised that its remedy for the location of its conduits, poles, wires, etc., in the event it cannot agree with the city is by application to the Probate Judge of Summit county, that affiant believes there are no differences ex isting between the Telephone com pany and the Board of City Commis sioners of Akron, except such as are attempted to be brought about by tho interference of the Probate Jndge and others." The spectacle is a remarkable one. The City Commissioners have re tained Judge Phillips of Cleveland to look after the city interests. Three members of the Board then sign an affidavit, the sole purpose of which is to strengthen the case of the Central Union telephone monopoly. . LAST LINKS. RECRUIT ACCEPTED Wm. Ernst of "Wooster, who recruited af the local office, has been accepted for foot service in the Philippines. Robert Canfield, of Cleveland, who recruited here, has been rejected. PATRIOTIC CONCERT The Eighth -Regiment band of this city, will on the evening of July 3 give a concert at Urbana. On July 4 it will' accompany the Sons of Veterans of that place to Bellefontaine. EXAMINATION OF APPLI CANTS The City Commissioners have told applicants for positions in the Fire department to appear at No. 1 Engine house Saturday at 10 o'clock for examination. . , ' WILL CONTEST IT.-Mr. Emil Gammeter has served notice on the City Commissioners that any effort to close the streets around Perkins Park for fair purposes will be resisted in the courts. IMMENSE Field -of Coal Found. Six Hundred Acres of Land Under Lease. Supply Will Last Many Years. For Will be Developed by Akron Coal Company Shafts Arc to be at Once. Put Down Tho older citizens of Akron will re member well the great boom in the Silver Creek coal district about 15 years ago when that prolific body of coal was struck, how business in that section was given new life and hundreds of men given employment. Of late years the output has been gradually working out. A new life will soon be infused into the district, and again that community will be all hustle and bustle in the profits of a new devel opment. A new field of genuine Massillon coal has been discovered about five miles south of Silver Creek, in Wayne county. It is supposed to be the largest body ever discovered in the Massillon district and the field has been thoroughly tested. It will be operated by the Akron Coal Co., which will likely be reorganized and new capital taken in. The develop ments will be of inestimable value to Akron and towns adjacent. When approached on the subject" this morning, James P. Loomis, manager of the Akron Coal Co., would Bay nothing beyond that such a-deal'was contemplated and would likely be consummated in a few days. The deal is now pending witii parties in New York. Two weeks ago a Democrat re porter heard of- the rumor. A quiet investigation was at once begun. Information gained thus, far is as follows : After tests made in the new district some months ago were proven very satisfactory, work of leasing land was at once begun. Now 600 acres are under lease. The coal runs in a body of from 4 to 5 feet. Shafts will be sunk and possibly by July 1 a large force of men will be at work making prepar ations for developing the field. Indications are that the coal out put will last for many years, as at present the estimate is that from 1,500,000 to 2,000,000 tons will be yielded. It will take about 90 days to sink the shafts and work of mining the coal will" likely commence in Octo ber This remarkable discovery means plenty of good domestic coal for Ak ron for many years. The coal is of a superb quality. Hundreds of new men will be given employment.. 100,000 cars of coal, 20 CANNON JkJWM This is a busy week here. Everyone is coming to head quarters for Berries and Pineapples. If you contemplate buying a quantity of either for preserving we would advise you to come early in the forenoon, when the goods are fresh and assortment large.. Picnic Supplies. The picnic season is here and we are prepared to help you make up a good list of eatables for your picnic basket, from our large and varied stock of appe tizing things at a small cost. Mineral Waters And Summer drinks of all kinds. Don't forget us when in need of BITTERS, TEA or COFFEE. TELEPHONE ORDERS re ceive the best of attention. Your interests are looked after just as though you were hero. cannon"" & SWAIN Coh Grocery. 1 14 S. Howard St. Phone 287. tons to the car, will likely be taken out in the next ten years. The principal market for the coal will be Akron, Mansfield and Cleve land, and intermediate points. Arrangements have been com pleted whereby the Erie railroad will build coal tracks from Doylestown to the net field. Track building will likely be commenced soon. C. A. Allen, superintendent of the Erie; AV. P. Kimble, division super intendent, and C. "W. Clarke, local freight agent, were looking over the field Monday, together witli J. P. Loomis and other members of the Akron Coal Co. They found every thing to their satisfaction. WONDER Created by the Power of Boy Phenomenon. Many Afflicted 'People Received Relief at His Hands. The Grand Opera House was packed Wednesday night by a curi ous crowd who assembled towitness the demonstrations of the Boy Phe nomenon, in Whose touch magnetic healing power exists. It is estimated that at least 1,200 persons were in the audience. The seating capacity was taxed to its utmost, and many were obliged to stand. While many were incredulous'when they entered the house, when the exhibition was concluded remarks of satisfaction and wonder were everywhere heard regarding the miraculous healing power which the Boy Phenomenon seems to so abundantly possess. After a short address by the man ager, in whien he explained tne power of vital magnetism as a thera peutic agency, the Boy Phenomenon was introduced to the audience. He was received witli applause. The name, "Boy Phenomenon," is in part a misnomer, as the young wonder worker is 22 years of age. "The name," said the manager, "is merely our trademark.- He was so chris tened by Eugene Field." No acute cases were treated as tho Boy Phenomenon doeMi't wish to come into competition with the work of the family physician. Tho process in treatingall the cases was alike. It consisted in rubbing the head and stroking the limbs of afflicted. All persons treated expressed them selves as having been entirely re lieved of pain, and by their actions indicated to the audience that they had been cured. A reporter for the Democrat interviewed several of the afflicted ones who had received treatment and they were overjoyed at the miracle wrought in their con dition. The scenes enacted wero dramatic. The aged, rheumatic, paralyzed, crippled and infirm alike sought relief. And there was pathos, too. Many were there who owing to the large number preceding them could not receive treatment. In one instance one aged lady cried bitterly when she could not be taken to the stage. Many were carried on to the stage and others were with difficulty assisted with crutches. All walked from the stage without as sistance or crutches. Following are the names of those treated: Geo. Wilson,-106 South College st., rheumatism for four months; Mrs. Coy, Fairlawn, lumbago seven years and deafness fifteen; Wm. Barnett, 104 East Center st., paralyzed in left side three years; Mrs. John Smith, 210 West Crozier st., eye trouble and partial blindness 25 years; little Franklin Triesch, aged 10,10(5 Charles st., "arms and legs paralyzed; M. Slatterly, 163 N. Broadway, rheuma tism six years; Mrs. Anna Marsden, 210 Park st., palsy and paralysis on left side two years; Geo. E. Bachtel, 103 Lasalle st.; rheumatism eight months; Mrs. Sarah Souders, Green town, inflammatory rheumatism,fivo years on crutches; S. B. Spencer, 1132 South Main st., rheumatism 30 years. "In every instance treatment was successful and applause was enthu siastic. SPORTS. Challenge. The Alerts challenge the West Hill base ball team for any Saturday afternoon it may name. Also any team in the city under 18 years. An swer through the Democrat, or ad dress John Joseph, 501 WestBuchtel ave. CLOTHING CAUGHT In the Machinery Shafting Fortu nate Escape. J. M. Harding, 129 Pearl st., luck ily escaped serious injury at the Ak ron Fjlectrical works Thursday morn ing. His clothes caught in the big shaft ing and'were almost completely torn from his arms, waist and shoulders. Richard Inskeep stopped the ma chinery. As it was his shoulders and right side were badly bruised. He is unable to work. LOOK AT THI-: Summer Attractions in our show windows Ill lift IIII HUB And most important of alUfor the little folks Children's Carriages AND Go-Carts Our stock is complete in all these lines. B. L. Dodge 124-120 S. Howard st. PERSONAL. Mrs-A. L. Fester and son of New York city, are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Stipe. Mrs. John Coots of Titusville, Pa., is in the city to spend several weeks witli her parents, 3fr. aud Mrs. Con- sidine of Coburn st. i Miss Bertha Voss pleasantly en tertained the senior class of Spicer school at her residence on East Ex change st., Monday evening. The evening was spent in various games and music. Light refreshments were served and all enjoyed a good time. Misses Ella Rogers and May Over holt, teachers in the public schools, left Wednesday night for Butte, Montana, where they will spend a few weeks' vacation. Frank Sawyer of -Toledo, is thp guest fof W. T. Sawyer and other Akronr friends. He left Summit countyuu 1806. Adam Bolles, of the city, left Wednesday evening for Denver. W. E. Langdon, ticket agent, of the Erie, is at Buffalo attending the meetiajepf the Imperial Council of theMyshc Shrine. Weddings at Manchester. Miss Ida Messner and S. Werner of Akron were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Moses Messner, Tuesday evening. Thursday at high noon-AlbertSim-inons, of Canal Fulton, and Miss Mary Bittinger were mnrried at the home of the bride's mother, at Man chester, Rev. J. C.Schaff, officiating. Beese-Bernell. At8:30"AVednesday evening John Beese, of South Akron, and Miss Mary E. Bernell, of Sixth ward, were. united in marriage by Rev. J. P. Sala at their newly built and elegantly furnished home on Lake street. The groom is the" proprietor of the Beeso meat market in South Akron. Golden Wedding. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Creque, of Su'f field, are celebrating their golden wedding anniversary today. Akron people who left for Suffield this afternoon -to assist are:. Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Berg, Chas. AVohlwend, Miss Maine AVohlwend, Mrs. Mary AVohlwend, Geo. AVohlwend, " Ed Berg, Miss Emma AVohlwend and Mr. and Mrs. ATalentine Berk. The party left in a-wagonette. Warner-Whytelaw. A pretty home wedding occurred at the home of Mrs. J. M. A7hy telaw, 114 ATine st., on AVednesday, June 14, at 2 o'clock, when her daughter, Miss Jessie C. AVhytelaw, was mar ried "to Mr. S. L. AVarner, of the Klages Coal & Ice Co. Tho cere mony was performed by Rev. A. E. Scovillc, who used the ring service, and was witnessed by the near rela tives of the contracting parties. The bride and groom plighted thoir troth under a festoon of daisies, and after receiving the congratulations of those present departed for "a wed ding trip. They will resido on Foun tain st. DEATHS. Taylok Amanda, wife of Henry Taylor, Coventry tp., aged 48 years, 8 months and 22 days, died Thursday June 15, of cancer of the stomach. Sho had resided in Coventry for 45 years. Funeral Saturday at High St. Church of Christ. LAAVN FETE Tho Hiblo class of St. Paul's Episcopal church will give a lawn fele at the linnio of Mr. and Mrs. AVilliam BuelitH Kn'day even ing. PICNICS American Cereal Co. employes' will picnic al Hiawatha park June23. Excursion over C, A. & C. Employes of Goodyear Rubber Co. will have their annual outing at Cedar Point July 1. Excursion over B. &Ow MARTIN On the Witness Stand. Said He Was Not Paid For His Services. Did Not Make Direct Denial of Charges. Justice W. H. Elliott of Penin sula Resigns. Visitors at Clerk's' Office Court ' House News. The only witnesses introduced by the defense in the case of the State vs. S. A. Martin, were tho defendant and O. AV. Baum. Martin testified that he had organ ized the Akron State Building & Loan company and that he had never received any compensation for his services. He did not make a di rect denial of the charge against him but said that if he had taken any money, it was not more than enough to pay him for extra services. Thurs day the State put on witnesses to re but the evidence of the defendant. Justice Resigned. County Clerk Hershey has received the resignation of AV. H. Elliott of Peninsula, elected Justice of the Peace at the' last election. His term commenced April 17, 1809, and would have expired April 17, 1902. It reads : "Pleas to Notice that I Have Re signed as 'Justice of the Pease, for Boston Township." Made An Inspection. County Cle'rk Castleman of Stark county, accompanied by two .stenog raphers, visited County Clerk Hershey's office Thursday for the .purpose gf making an Jnspection of the manner in which the records are kept in this county. They were much pleased with the system. Court Briefs. The will of Alden AV. Parker has been filed. He gives his property absolutely to his wife, Lavena B. Parker. Judge Kohler will make an as signment of cases for Judge Nye, Friday. The injunction in the case of Nel lie M. Hower vs. The American Cereal company has been continued until Monday, June 19. Marriage Licenses. Edward E. Zeigler, Barberton 22 E. Isadore Miller, Barberton. . . ... .24 Frank Gardner, Copley 25 Edith Swan, Bath 22 John J. Pontius, E. Liberty 22 Hattio M. AValker, E. Liberty 19 John Beese, Akron 29 Mary E. Bernell -. . . .29 The S Money siderable. Royal is eco nomical', because it possesses more leavening power and goes further. Royal saves also be cause it always makes fine, light, sweet food; never wastes good flour, butter and eggs. More important still is the saving in health. Royal Baking Powder adds anti-dyspeptic qual ities to the food. Monster June 2-Day s' Special Sal Friday and Saturday, "BIG STORE OF J. J. BRASAEMLE So and lOc Store F. R. SIVBITTH'S Old S-fcand The gathering of superb values is not a matter of un important detail. It represents to the vast armv of house wives and home-makers. AN AGGREGATION OF MONEY SAVING ITEMS. All you have to do is to come and take advantage of these bona-fide reductions, as the value giv ing is without precedent. First' Floor Pot cover, size S to 1(M Rising sun stove polish . Asbestos stove mats 12 bars P.R.S. soap Box paper, 24 sheets paper, 24 Vegetable brushes Bottle blueing All kinds spices Carpet tacks, 12 papers" 4; galvanized glazed crocks Enameline'stove polish (J yards valencinens lace for Climax Russet stove polish only Machine oil Extract of lemon and vanilla . - .- Mixed bird seed ."...". AVritingink ... . All colored crape paper Washing powder Blue decorated plates No. 1 plain lamp chimneys Second F" Meat broiler - Wash bowl and pitcher Green and gold water sets White and gold water sets Ulass punch bowls (5 foot stepladder 5 foot stepladder Screen doors ' No. 8 all copper boiler No. 9 all copper boiler 7 pieces gold band glass berryset . . Crystle berry sets Crystle ber,ry sets .... Blue decorated cups, and 8 saucersv 6 saucers "Remember we are headquarters for Fire Works and Flags, wholesale and retail. GOODS DELIVERED TO ALL PARTS OF THE CITY. J. J. BRASAEMLE 5c and 10c Store "P. R. Smith's Old Stand" 'hone 138. FUNERAL NOTICE Funeral services over the remains of Leroy P. Summers will be conducted at. the residence of his parents, Mr. .and Mrs. Edgar AV. Summers, 146 South Broadway, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment in Glendale cemetery. aTn bv the use Baking- Powder There is no baking " powder so economical in practical use, no matter how little others may cost, as the Royal ! ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., NtW YORK. June 16 and IT, at the LITTLE PRICES" envelopes. . .' '. 118 S. WowEt-d S-fc. Site For Elks' Fair. The Elks' fair the week of July 16, will be held in Hall's park, or on the vacant lot on East Market street, be tween Arcli aud Nebraska streets. 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