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VOLUME EIGHT. NUMBER 48
AKRON, OHIO, THURSDAY EVENING, .lUE 15, 1899.
PRICE ONE CENT
HERE IT IS.
Copy of Affidavit
Filed In the Cleveland
U. S; Court
By Akron's Three City
Will be Used by the Telephone
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
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
The affidavit of the Commission
ers, filed by'the telephone monopoly
in the United States Circuit court,
"In the Circuit Court of the United
States, Northern District of Ohio,
"The City of Akron, plaintiff,
The Central Union Telephone
Co. and John F. Drucke
""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-
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.
Ther daily insure an easy and
"J natural movement of the bowels, r
A Frlce,2Scabox All druggii Is. t.
Ayor's sopsagiarua l -
Write the doctor Jnt now you are
Buffering. You will reoelre the best
medical advice without cott.
DP- J. C. ATEB, Lowell, Mill.
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Generally fair and cooler tonight
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
"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,
"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.
. "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
"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. .
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.
Field -of Coal Found.
Six Hundred Acres of
Land Under Lease.
Supply Will Last
be Developed by Akron
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
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
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
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
Hundreds of new men will be given
employment.. 100,000 cars of coal, 20
This is a busy week here.
Everyone is coming to head
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
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.
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.
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.
Created by the Power of
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
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
"In every instance treatment was
successful and applause was enthu
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
the Machinery Shafting Fortu
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
And most important of
alUfor the little folks
Our stock is complete
in all these lines.
B. L. Dodge
124-120 S. Howard st.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
The will of Alden AV. Parker has
been filed. He gives his property
absolutely to his wife, Lavena B.
Judge Kohler will make an as
signment of cases for Judge Nye,
The injunction in the case of Nel
lie M. Hower vs. The American
Cereal company has been continued
until Monday, June 19.
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
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.
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.
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
All kinds spices
Carpet tacks, 12 papers"
4; galvanized glazed crocks
(J yards valencinens lace for
Climax Russet stove polish only
Extract of lemon and vanilla . - .-
Mixed bird seed ."...".
AVritingink ... .
All colored crape paper
Blue decorated plates
No. 1 plain lamp chimneys
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
"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"
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
bv the use
There is no
as the Royal
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., NtW YORK.
June 16 and IT, at the
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.
The last named site is the more
Alum baking ponders are harmful
and make the food bitter.
I WORTH I NOW
on 3c .
oc 4c dT
5c 2c &
. 10c re
5c 2c L
5c r 3c g
. 5c 3c 4T
10c 5c g
'. 10e 8c C
2 for Sc &
only. 25c r
only. rOc 3
only $1.20 L
only $1.20 4L
. . only 33c r
only. . 50c
...only. $7.25 4
. .onlv. $1.00
b" cups . p
. onlv. 50c set
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