Newspaper Page Text
- ; t -x
"6 "-i TsrTf '""; VrS"v rJJJt'-srife-K;-- '" n'-' J-ff'-JfvJ -JJ--' i.-?.- "w ,- -. V -.r- v- -a-TS3J-'ir j- v-v.i-e?psW.TS'."1- AKRON DA IMOCRAT Rose Bud Cream The best remedy for all roughness of skin, it ia delightful as a toilet requisite. Ask for it at C. B. Harper & Co.'s Drug Store. Foot Balls, Striking Bars, Boxing: Gloves, Athletic Goods All kinds; Guns, Shells, etc. at lowest prices. GUNS TO KENT. Geo. S. Dales & Son, 2S B.Mftln Street. VOLUME EIGHT. NUMBER 166 AKRON, OHIO, TUESDAY EVENING. OCTOBER 31. 1899. PRICE ONE CENT :sSl J TURNED The Board of City Commissioners Into a Political Machine. Ex-Commissioner Jos. Citizens Should G. M. Ex-City Commissioner Jos. Hugill, in politics always a Republican, made a statement to the Democrat today which appeals to the interests of every Akron taxpayer and voter. Mr. Hugill holds Probate Judge G. M. Anderson responsible for the 'deplorable condition of Akron's finances because of his interference with the affairs of the Board of City Commissioners, and is going to do all in hiB power to bring about his defeat. "It was Judge Anderson who introduced politics into the affairs o. the Board of City Commissioners," said Mr. Hugill. "One of the first acts of Judge Anderson after taking his office was to dismiss all men from the Board of Commissioners who a dictator, always. He undertook to City Commissioner, but I would not stand it and he deposed me, with others equally independent, from the Board. "While Judge Stuart and Mayor Harper had the appointing power," continued Mr. Hugill, "The Akron City Commissioners were free to do as they deemed best for the interests of the city, but no sooner had Judge Anderson been inducted into office than he proceeded to make the Board of City Commissioners a part of a political machine a machine that would not only do his own personal bidding, but which would favor the privileged interests, corporate or otherwise, as Judge Anderson 6hould command? This was noticeable in the vacillating policy of the Commissioners during the telephone contest last spring. "Instead of being a truly non-partisan Board, as the creators of the Commissioner law intended, politics and politicians' interests seem to have been the chief consideration of the Commissioners who owed their ap pointment to Judge Anderson. The peoples' interests have been neglected, or, at best, have received only secondary or perfunctory attention. "An illustration of this policy may be seen in the present condition of Akron's finances. In 1897r after the City Commissioner system had been in force for nearly five years, Akron's tax levy of nine mills was ample to meet the current expenses of the city. At that time there was no thought of borrowing money to pay the salaries of city officials or any other of the city's general expenses. The reason was that during all of the previous administrations the City Commissioners had been permitted to use their own best judgment in conducting the affairs of their office; they kept a strict account of how much money they had to spend under the annual tax levies and did not attempt to spend any more than their income. "For instance, during the winter of 1897 the Commissioners used about $3,000 of the Street Fund to furnish work for the unemployed of Akron, in. tending, the following summer, when work would be more plentiful, to spend that amount less iu the Street department. It was at this juncture that Judge Anderson came into office and took a hand in running the affairs of the Board. Inmediately the changed. Expenditures were incurred without any regard to what was coming in. The usual amount of work was done in the Street department, whose fund was already depleted by the amount Used during the -winter for the unemployed, to whioh I have just referred. "This was the beginning of the series of extravagances which within two years has plunged the city into debt to the extent of more than $61,000, . according to Treasurer Beiger's statement every cent of which is a charge upon the property of Akron people.' "I insist that not a single dollar of these overdrafts upon the treasury and forced loans would have been nee essary had the Board of City Com missioners administered its affairs for in the interests of Judge Anderson's political machine. "Akron is rapidly nearing a tax crisis because of this mismanagement of her finances, and today our citizens behold the spectacle of the city's bonds being bid for below par a thing unusual for a city of Akron's credit and resources. "Should the decennial appraisement of real estate next year result in the diminution of the duplicate, it will be impossible to avoid a tax crisis; Indeed, it is likely that a committee of Akron citizens will have to go to the Legislature this winter and obtain the passage of a measure permitting an increase of the levy for current general expenses, or our city will be hopelessly bankrupt. "They tell us that the Akron City Council should be held responsible for this condition. I say that the responsibility lies wholly and absolutely with the City Commissioners. Not a dollar's expenditure originates with the Council. "Even now some of the men upon openly working to bring about the re-election of Judge Anderson; neglect ing their duties as city officials to engage in a political contest a thing that is strictly forbidden by the law which created the Board of City Com missioners. "Instead of trying to extricate the city from the financial slough into which it has been plunged by mis-management and neglect on the part of Judge Anderson's subordinates on the Board, they are doing all in their power to perpetuate the very thing which I condemn. "These abuses will continue just so long as the people of Akron and Summit county vote to continue in office the author of the system of gov ernment by proxy. "For my part I shall vote and work to prevent the re-election of Judge Anderson. I know of at least two hundred prominent, Independent Repub licans in Summit countywho will do as I shall. Judge Anderson cannot get these men back Into line by appeals to their party loyalty . Their own interests and the interests of their city outweigh mere partisan considera tions in determining how they shall cast their vote. "Every member of the Citizens' Commit tee of Fifty and every citizen whose rights the Committee was organized to protect bhould oppose Judge Anderson for re-election, who, so far as I h avc been able to ascertain, and as I believe, and as the acts of bis proxies attest, has never been in real sympathy with the cause for which the Citizens' Committee and the citizens were contend ing in the great struggle with the telephone monopoly." Hugill Tells Why Akron's Vote Against Judge Anderson. would not do his bidding. He was dictate to me what I should do as policy of keeping within the income the benefit of the city, Instead of the Board of City Commissioners ate LATE FALL ; ....EFFECTS IIM v Jackets Just Placed on Sale. The Upham HELP Needed at Hospital. Citizens Asked to Assist In Maintenance. Large Increase In Last Year's Work. I i Many More Patients Treated at Institution. Cost Per Capita Has Been Consider ably Reduced. An extraordinary effort is to be made by the" trustees of the City hospital to put that most excellent institution on a sound financial basis. At a special meeting of the trustees it was decided to appoint a commit tee to solicit funds for the hospital, it being hoped that enough money could be obtained in that manner to Increase the income so'that the insti tution would be self-sustaining. Each year the work of the hospital is growing broader. More of Ak ron's people are daily feeling the benefit of having it in existence. The need of such an institution is under stood by everybody. Under these circumstances the citizens are asked to help in its maintenance. President Barber's Letter. The Democrat Is in receipt of the following communication and report from Mr. O. C. Barber: "I Submit herewith for the con sideration of the public, the annual reports of the treasurer and super intendent of the Akron city hospital. "The increase of work done at the hospital has increase the expenss very materially. A review of the business of the year closing October 18, shows thatwe treated 238 patients an increase of 75 patients over the previous year the number of day's treatment of these patients being 4,408 an increase of 1,530 days, at an average cost of $1.89 per day, or 38 cents per day less than the treat ment of the previous year. "At the close of the year's business we And a deficit in the treasury of $885.39. We also have bills for Octo ber, and interest due on notes, which together with this deficit, would ag gregate $2,015. It will therefore be very evident to you, that this must necessitate an increased income. For the purpose of procuring this In creased income, a committee con' sisting of Geo. W. Crouse and the writer will visit, as soon as practica ble, the different manufacturing companies of the city. We also ex pect to call on the prosperous, busi ness people of the town, and people who can afford to contribute to this charity, to give us an annual sub scription to defray the expenses of the hospital. "This work has been a gratuitous one on the part of the Board of trus tees and officers of the hospital and thy Have had a great deal of care in carrying the thing along, until now it has become burdensome and we ask the good people of Akron to come to our relief. "Respectfully submitted, "O. C. Babbkr, "President." Treasurer's Report. The following is from the report of Treasurer J. B. Wright: The total receipts for the year, in cluding a balanoe of $117.80 on hand - Brouse Co. Oct. 18. 1898, amounting to $8,158.06. The expenses for the " same period were $9,023.45 showing a deficit iu the treasury of $865.39. The current receipts for the year, from all sources amounted to $7,990.26. The current expenses for the same period were $8,895.95, or $905.69 iu excess of the receipts. ! Superintendent's. Report. i Miss Marie A. Lawson's report, ns superintendent, is complete in every Continued ou Second Pace. COWARDLY Assault Made On Eleven Year Old Girl. Two Men Dragged the Child Into Shed No Clew. ' While returning from the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Chas. J. Chamberlain, 319 South College St., eleven-year-old Hazel Cole.daughter of Mrs. Susan Cole, teacher In the High school, and who resides at 130 Brown st., was assaulted. She was passing through the yard of the United Brethren church on Center st;, near Buchtel av. With Hazel, when she entered the yard was little MlnaFuchs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Fuchs, 613 South Broadway, but she managed to escape. The assault was made by a rather young looking man. He caught the little girl, dragged her into a shed and kept her there quite a while. Another man was there when they entered. However, no attempt at criminal assault was made. Something frightened the men away and the litt'e girl returned home, in a fainting condition. No clow to the guilty persons. DIPHTHERIA. It Is Epidemic In Barberton Twenty Cases There. Nearly a score of black diphtheria cases are reported at Barberton and much fear Is felt that the dread dis ease will spread. The rumor was prevalent today that the Magic City had been quar antined and that Rapid Transit cars only run to the citj limits. The rumor, however, is without foundation. 3 The I Kimbcrley Mines shut down. The great diamond fields of r South Africa are closed. Owing to the war and increasing demand, the prices of I I i Diamonds i.io rajjiuiY advancing, w A , , . Ave placed our order before the advance, con- sequently can save our r 1 customers a large cent. per. r cent. T iHALEl ro j -OF THE- The First M. E. Church Friday Evening, Nov. 3 By Busstll H. Conwell, subject, "ileroism 01 a private .Lite." Doors open at 7 o'clock. Lecture begins promptly at 8 o'clock. Tickets for the entire course $1.00 Conwell Temple Quartet Elvie Burnett, Reader Leland T. Powers Listemann Quartet George R. Wendling KatherineRidfeway Concert Co. MACHINERY Ready For Operation. Shipped From Chicago to the Akron Plant. Large Number Workmen Will Soon Follow. More Than One Hundred Men Will be Emplyed. Penn Foundry Company's Works Are Almost Completed. The Goehring Manufacturing Co., the building for whose plant in South Akron is almost completed, has just finished removing machin ery from the temporary buildings to the permanent ones', and by Decem ber 1 all the machinery will be estab lished in the plant, and everything in reodiness for operation. - Within a few weeks the company's machinery at Chicago will be ship ped to Akron, and a large number of workmen will also come from that city to begin work when the plant is started in operation. One hundred and twenty-five men will be em ployed by January 1. Indications are that the company will have a prosperous run from the first, as orders are already booked far ahead. ' The specialties to bo manu factured will be toilet mirrors, geometrically-carved mouldings and door panels. Another Now Industry. South Akron's other new industry, the Penn Foundry and Manufactur ing company's plant, is progressing rapidly. The building will be under roof in four weeks, and shipment of machinery from Pittsburg will begin soon. A member of the firm said to a reporter for the Dkmockat Mon day evening that by the first of the year 150 men would be employed. Within a month 60 men will be at work in the plant. The main building is 70x150 feet, and has several small additious. Tho company's property is 76x150, and it is thought that this space will soon be covered with buildings. The specialties to be manufactured will be automatic instantaneous water boaters and plumbers' sup plies. BIRTHS. Jjiairr Oct. 29, to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred C. Light, 1300 South High St., a son. Osxebhousk Oct. 29, to Mr. and Mrs. A. F . Osterhouse, 568 "Bast Buchtel av., a daughter. mm Pill M i tali Course OF CRISIS In City Finances. Expenses Have Been Increased So Much That the Highest Tax Levy Allowed by Law Does Not Provide Enough to Meet Demands. Deficit Will Amount to $70,000 by January 1. What Have the City Commissioners Been Doing? Twenty-three thousand, four hun dred and eighty dollars and forty cents ($23,480.40.) Rather a large sum, thought City council Monday night, to pay for claims audited October 30. But the itemized account was there; the claims were correct, and nothing remained for council to do but pass the ordinance to pay and so it did. Not, however, was the ordinance passed without comment as to the apparently reckless manner in whioh the City Commissioners are conducting the business of the peo ple. Finally, Mr. Brady aimed a direct inquiry, which had the effect of bringing forth the information vital, not only to the council members, but to everycitizen in.AKron. "HTview of these facts, I want to ask the City Clerk in what shape, financially, this city will be in by the first of the new year? It is claimed there will be a shortage of $61,000 and that it will be necessary to borrow money to start with from the first of the year." Clerk Isbell replied: "A month ago, the Treasurer notified us that if we kept on at the present rate our indebtedness at the end of the year would amount to $61,000." Then Mr. Isbell sounded a little warning to council which had the effect of bringing forth a lively dis cussion in financial matters. He said: "Every year the financial condi tion of this city keeps growlngworse. Something must be done to keep down expenses. This year's ex Continued on Third Page. Card of Thanks. We wish to extend out heartfelt thanks to all the neighbors and rrimirinnrl thoso who p.nnt.rihnrp.d the beautiful flowers; and also the physicians and the proprietor of the Hofpl "Rnnhtel. who did all in their power to assist us in our sad bereave ment. Mb. and Mks. J. Snowberoer and Family. Vire Setting Machine. Joseph A. Burrows of this city has secured a patent through his attor neys Humphrey & Humprey that will issue today for a machine for setting rubber tires on vehicle wheels. Mr. Burrows has assigned his interest in the patent to the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. SHE QUIT COFFEE And Got Well in Common Sense Way. ',When I left off coffee, it seemed that was the thing hardest to drop. I had been put on a diet for stomach trouble, had a good appetite but no food would stay on my stomach. I was compelled to leave off one thine after another, but never suspected coffee. When I decided to leave off the coffee, however, my stomach trouble ceased entirely, also my ner vousness, and I can again sleep well. But a new trouble then arose. How was I to get along without my coffee? It was a great temptation when I saw it on tho table in the morning. One day a friend who Knew or my case sent mo a package of Postum Cereal Food Coffee. After it had boen prepared, I had great misgiv ings about using it, for it looked so much like fine coffee that I feared It would have tho saino effect, but I soon found It to be free from all In jurious properties and its use has been of great benefit to me. "I have never had any taste for coffeo Bince using Postum Cereal Food Coffee. My children derivo irreat benefit, from usinir Postum. We all enjoy it very much, having discarded the old fashioned coffee entirely. Alice Lawrence, Bowen, Mont. Postum Food Coffeo is sold by all first-class grocers at 15 and 25 cents per package rwwwwwwvwwwwwwwwwwwww lal For One Week Began Monday Morning-, October 30th. J. J. "Tho Big Store of Uttle Prioes." Offers today another indisputable combination of bargain values another undoubted week of exceptional value giving. The prices we are quoting today are unusual compare them with other quotations and judgo for yourself. 4 quart tm pans Tinpotcovers 4 quart milk crock 1 quart milk crock White dinner plates Cups and saucers, with handles, 8 quart granite pans 4 quart granite preserving kettle 4 quart granite sauce pans Large granite wash basin Gold dnst Large wash boards 12 bars P.R.S. soap 6 foot stepladders . 100 piece decorated dinner sets. 12 piece chamber sets GOODS DELIVERED J. J. BRASAEMLE'S 5c & 10s Store Telephone 138 Citizens, Turner Hall, Tomorrow Night. Speeches-by Judge G. R. Grant, Mayor W. E. Young and Messrs. I. H. Phelps and S. G. Rogers. A German speaker from Cleveland will' be present. All members of the Akron Democratic Club are urged to meet at Democratic headquarters at 6 :30 to attend the meeting at Turner Hall. A band will be in attendance. DYING GIRL " V- GaveTSigned Statement to an Attorney. Millie Belle Weary Charged Local Physician Operated On Her. Coroner E. O. Leberman, assisted by Proseeuting Attorney R. M. Wan- amaker held an inquest in the Millie Belle Weary case Tuesday morning at the court house. Dr. W. E. Chamberlain was the principal witness. On her death bed Miss Weary gave a signed statement to Attorney H. M. Hagelbarger m which she alleged that Dr.Chamber lain had porformed a criminal opera tionjonher. He was questioned byDr. Leberman and Mr. Wanamaker, and declared all the statements she made as untrue, stating that he never knew the girl and further that she had never visited his office. Other witnesses examined were Doctors. R. B. Carter, Geo. M.Todd, Harry Todd, who attendee! the girl just before she was taken to the hospital on Oct. 17, and after that until her death on. Oct. 0. They also related the findings of the post mortem. Mrs. Catherine L. Weary, mother of the deceased, was the last witness. ALBAUGH Had Police Raid Gambling Den. Has a Brother Who Was Inveigled Into the Game Two Stories. A sensation has been created iu Canton by the raid of a gambling room conduoted by Levi Hartranft. The affidavit was filed by T. K. (Coe) Albaugh. who is well known in this city, by reason of his connec tion with the Grand Opera house. Besides the proprietor, six visitors wore arrested. In police court they were fined heavily, amounting iu tho aggregato to $166.65. A large bucket full of poker chips and other appa ratus used in the games were appro priated by the police. Hartranft claims his arrest is the result of spite work. He alleges that he refused to lend Albaugh $150. and that the young man adopted this method of getting even. Albaugh says he filed the affidavit nb a matter of moral right and for tho protection of Canton young men who are fre quenters of such places. He has a vounirer brother, no savs. who -was Inveigled into the practice of gam bling, for whose welfare he has much consideration. 5C 3C 5C 3C 3C 29C 10C 10C 10C 10C 3C 10C 25C 3Tc - ' . only$5.62 , .. . only$2.98 TO ALL PARTS OF THE CITY. only only .. only only ; only per set only .- only ." . ..only only .. only -. only -... only only f..only mi-fch's Old Stand 11 n qmitu unvusnn ctbcct ;":"."""""""' i Meeting Attend tht BOER'S VICTORY. Jwo Regiments of .British Soldiers - Captured In the Hills. London, Oct. 3J. (Special.) The war office-has received a dispatch from Gen. White, commander of the British at Ladysmith, reporting the capture of the Royal Irish Fusiliers and Glouchestershire regiments by the Boers. They were surrounded in the hills, surrendering after heavy fighting, Fatal Fire. Montreal, Oct. 31 Special Sev eral people perished in a Are which destroyed tho Wpbster house, today. Attend Democratic meeting at Tur ner hall, tomorrow night. LAST LINKS. NEW LODGE Lodge of Im proved Order Heptasophs will be in stituted in Akron, Nov. 11. GREAT SYSTEM Promoters are pushing consolidation of electric lines between Cleveland and Pitts burg. FATAL WRECK Fireman Lewis Holliday, killed, and Engineer Geo. Cupps, fatally injured in wreck at Carborn, Pa., Monday, on P. & W. L. A. S. MEETING The Ladies' Aid sooiety of Grace Reformed church will meet at the pastor's home, 122 North Summit st., on Wednesday afternoon. GIRLS IN WHITE The Ladies Escort, better known as the "Girls In White" reached Akron on an A. B. & C. special this afternoon. They will present 'A Confederate Spy" at the Grand tonight, INSPECTION C. T. & V. and B. & O. officials inspected Valley road Monday. This is said to confirm story that B. & O. will get control. Engineers are working on curves and grades of P. fc W. GROVE'S STORES SOLD The stores of Thomas H. Groves were sold Monday iu Cleveland to George W. Cady for $24,400. Groves was proprietor of the Chicago Bankrupt clothing store in this ciey. NATURAL HISTORY CLASS The Akron Society of Natural His tory will meet Thursday evening. j Nov. 0, at tho home of Dr. C. W. iMillikin, 163 S. High st.,to re-organ- ize for tho coming season. Prof. S. ! P. Orth will read a paper. HOWARD TURNED DOWN Dr. A. B. Howard of Cuyahoga Falls was defeated in his race for the ap pointment as superintendent of tho Nowburg asylum. At a meeting of Trustees -uoiuiay tno position was Riven to Lir. James K Kelly, of Cleveland. THE WEATHER: Probably rain tonight.