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VOLUME EIGHT. NUMBER 75
AKRON, OHIO, MONDAY EVENING, JULY 17, 1899.
PRICE ONE GENT
Akron Elks Fair.
Splendid Display Made
by Business Men.
Immense Parade Opens
Midway Filled With In
German Village Has Numer
Searchlight Will Throw Rays
on Clouds. '
Free Exhibition by AchilleTPhillion
Illustrative of the potency of con
centrated and continuedffprts in the
achievement of success is the Elks'
Street fair, which was formally
opened to the public at 1 o'clock this
After months of industrious
aration, a large outlay 01 money, o$-
Iniioirn 1 u Vrvi inrl rlllllfrnrif BitBrn.Tv
for pleasing attractions, the aggre
gated collections of novel, entertain-";
ir.gaud instructive features assem
bled on the fair grounds, together
with the merchants' and business
men's displays in the booths on Ex
hibit street, constitutes a wierd and
lively little city, whose appearance
is very gratifying to the Elks, and
cannot fail to interest and please the
thousands who will visit the fair.
In their efforts to make this event
one of the greatest of its kind ever
held in the city, the Elks are not
alone. Akron's commercial and bus
iness men, with that enterprise
and broad-mindedness so peculiarly
characteristic of them, have liberal
ly co-operated with the Elks, giving
patronage and influence toward the
success of the Fair. Their booths on
Exhibit street are tastily trimmed
and decorated for the better display
of their wares, and all present a fine
The parade given at 1 o'clock by
the Elks, and various persons and
features of the fair was spectacular,
brilliant in pageantry and interest
ing to all. Forming on Main st.,
near Mill, headed by the Elks, the
line of parade was taken up to Mar
ket, then a countermarch to Mill,
down Mill to Howard, north on
Howard to Market, east on Market
to the fair grounds. The parade was
marshaled by E. C. Shaw, assisted
by a mounted battalion. Following
the battalion was the Eighth Regi
ment band, then came the Elks, re-
splendant in white caps, dark sack
coats and duck trousers ; all carried
canes. Following tne Elks came the
actors and actresses of the midway,
mounted and in carriages. The ele
phants, camels and donkeys of the
Streets of India brought up the rear.
Upon arriving at the fair grounds a
grand, free exhibition was given in
the midway. It was Achille Phil
ion's wonderful act on the spiral
tower, which is described in a follow
ing paragraph. The feat was in
tensely interesting to all who wit
The location of the fair ground, on
either side of East Market st., near
Kirkwood, is all that could be desir
ed for convenience of access to visit
ors and the advantageous arrange
ment of space room for the booths
and shows. For several weeks the
Fair tonight, Tuesday and
fair grounds have presented a scene
of busy activity. Booths were being
erected, trimmed and fitted up for
the display of wares. Last week
was a particularly busy one at the
grounds, the exhibitors being en
gaged in taking goods out to be ar
ranged in the booths. Owing to the
rain conflicting with the progress of
the work Friday and Saturday, many
were obliged to work Sunday. A
large force of men were- put to work
Sunday night at 12 o'clock, and en
closure wore fenci'd in, and other
important work iloni-aa lat finish
No lack of Preparation.
"ow all the work of arragements
is completed; there will Oe no halt I
by n-asoii ( a lack of preparation.
AU the attractions are here in good
shape. Every detail is arranged,
and the big show starts off in a man
ner. that promises a whole week of
funf frolic and festivity. Indications
are that the crowds attending will
be large, as delegation headed by
Elks are expected from the neigh
boring towns and eitie. Akron's
people are all interested in the fair
and will turn out en masse to srrll e.
sights. The best of order will pre
vail at the fair, for sppoial
policemen, secured from out of the
city, assisted by about 15 local
policemen, will keep diligent watch
that the pleasure of the visitors is
not marred or interruped by any dis
The Arch Bridge.
The. overhead arch bridge, which
leads from the main fair grounds
across Market st. into the streets of
India and to Hagenback's animal
show, not only gives excellent ser
vice as a bridge, but its sides being
trimmed daintily with the national
and Elk colors, it is also a very pret
ty sight. From the cones of the
arch's sides staves extend and from
each floats a large and beautiful flag.
gundreds ofvari-cojored incandes
iSont lamns aretarranired about the
light give it an addi
tional effect oftieautv.
j.The large towners which are
from the" "Street'
adjuncts to the fair. On the tower
located on the main grounds will be
mounted the great searchlight which
was taken off the Christobal Colon
one of the Spanish ships captured by
the American fleet during the Spanish-American
war, and which was
secured especially for the Elks'
Street fair through the influence of
Col. Charles Dick. So wonderful is
the illuminating power of this search
light that it is claimed its light-rays
will enable one to read a newspaper
at a distance of five miles from the
grounds. Thoe who desire to ex
periment as to the truth of this state
ment, which is made by the opera
tors of the searchlight, will find cop
ies of the Daily Democrat on sale
at its booth on Exhibit street. Ac
curate and detailed daily accounts of
the proceedings of the fair will be
found in its pages.
No End To Amusements.
There are so many attractions on
the Midway and of such varied char
acter that the visitor will always find
something particularly pleasing. As
fancy dictates the pleasure is yours,
for there's no end to the round of
amusements. "Whichever way you
turn, there is always a new scene in
the constant stream of ever-varying
but always joyous life. The tent
bulletins are placarded with gay
colored pictures and scenery. At
night the scene will be bewitching;
the light and color wonderful. The
animation of the delighted audiences,
the laughter and overflow of good
humor will be irresistible. The per
formers and the crowds will combine
to make as fine an exhibition of ka
leidoscope life as one would care to
The Streets of ludia and Hagen
bach's Animal, show are on the
southern part of the grounds. Roth
are very popular with the visitors.
From the German village the vis
itors next go to the Midway, located
on the Western part of the grounds.
The Midway, as well as the Streets
of India, located on the southern part
of the grounds, are under the man
agement of Col. Frank W. Gaskill,
of Canton, who about two years ago
organized a ciicuit especially for
street fairs, and secured a longlistof
specialties and attractions. He has
10 weeks booked ahead. Speaking
Continued on Last Page.
Mr. A. C. Bachtel. State President ot Democratic Clubs,
the Organization of New Clubs Throughout Ohio.
EBmKttHKR -''iuKEBBBr flSHHHI
ALONZO C. BACHTEL,
President of the Ohio Association of Democratic Clubs.
A. C. Rachtel, president of the
Association of Democratic
clubs, issued the following address
to the Democrats of Ohio today:
To the Democrats of Ohio:
The recent convention of the Dem
ocratic clubs at Columbus was largely
attended by delegates from nearly
all parts of the state. .In point of
enthusiasm and good results accom
plished, it has never been equaled by
the Democratic party in Ohio. The
splendid work of this convention
mus.,be carried into every county
and every voting precinct in the
state. And it will be the purpose of
the officers of this association of
to encourage the
'Tfcrymportantrrworkof organiring-clubs all over the
state. It is therefore an imperative
duty where there are not now Demo
cratic clubs organized, you proceed
at once and organize clubs and assist
in advancing the cause of true De
mocracy in this state and nation.
"Remember, in union there is
strength." Organize clubs and ap
ply at once to our state secretary, J.
Nick Koerner, of Columbus, and be
come a part of this mighty power for
Democratic success in this and fu
ture campaigns, and also that you
may participate in the next annual
convention of the Democratic clubs
to be held at Columbus next April.
Democrats of Ohio, let us be alive.
With Attendance at the
Rev. A. E. Scoville Was Asked to
Reconsider His Resignation.
The congregation of the First Bap
tist church Sunday, after the morn
ing services, by a vote of 114 to 18,
expressed their desire to have Rev.
A. Erving Scoville reconsider his
resignation, which was presented a
Rev. Scoville has been pastor of
the church for nearly eight years. It
appears that there are some members
of the church opposed to him, for
reasons unknown. Rev. Scoville
has not'been satisfied with the at
tendance at the services.
Yesterday Rev. Scoville exchanged
pulpits with Rev. A. W. Stone of
Since, Rev. Scoville has completed
no definite plans for the. future, he
will be asked to withdraw his resig
nation. Before a vote was taKen aunaay
'Win. F. Picton read the resignation.
(Samuel L. Warner was selected
lohnirmnn nrn fpm.
For Hamilton Building Submitted to
The plans for tho new Hamilton
building were submitted to contract
ors today. Bids will be received
soon. Architect Frank Meade, of
Cleveland, was hern tnditv. Mntorinl
, ... ..' .
iwork will comuicnco on the immense
structure in a brief time.
I We want no dead Democrats this or
next year. Gird on your armor for
the battle royal. Bury any factional
differences so deep they will never
rise again, and march in solid col
umn against the enemy; let our
watch word be, "For the Democratic
party at all times and under all cir
cumstances." The principles we
are now advocating are right and
must prevail. We will stand by thein
till they are triumphantly vindi
cated. Never in the history of this great
Republic has the Democratic party
had such a duty and opportunity to
restore a government of the people,
by the people and for the people, as
is their privilege in- these closing
years of the nineteenth century.
That they will rise equal to the emer
gency, and that with the dawning of
the new century there will come to
the party of the people, victory and
power and prestige, there cannot be
a shadow of doubt; and then that
peerless statesman and leader of
men, Williams Jennings Bryan, will
be elected President of a redeemed
A. C. Baciitei.,
President of Ohio Association
of Democratic Clubs.
Democrats, attend special meeting
of Akron Democratic club at head
quarters Tuesday night.
Made In Office Force Two Lines
The Northern Ohio Traction com
pany began business under that
name Monday morning, with head
quarters in Akron. Very few, if any,
changes have been made in the man
agement of the Akron Traction com
pany and the A. B. & C. Co.
The only additions to the force of
office held at tho local office are Mr.
McCuneof Cleveland, who was book
keeper in the A. B. & C. office at that
city, and Miss Laura Thomas of
Cuyahoga Falls, who did office work
at the A. B. & C. power house.
All colored Shirt Waists
new goods, good colorings,
big assortment of styles, at
tho following great reduc
tions: 50c Shirt Waists.. . 29c
75c Shirt Waists 39c
$1.00 Shirt Waists . . 49c
$1.50 Shirt Waists 69C
$2.00 Shirt Waists 98c
We are giving great re
ductions on Pique Linen and
Denim Skirts. Don't miss
our Clearance Sale reduc
tion general throughout tho
155-157 S. Howard street.
Having no Railroads.
Two In Summit County
Make no Return.
Large Tax Valuation on
'Divorce Case Brought
Weeks Ago Settled.
Incorporation Action on Court
Two township in Summit cou.uy
makes no return for taxation of r.iil
i oad property.
ltiehfleHl and Bath arc not touched
by any of the numerous steam or
eiectric lines which come into this
The total valuation of all the rail
road property in the county, for tax
purposes', is fixed at $l,31G,97t. This
is a large increase as compared with
Tne valuation of railroad property
by townships and corporations is as
follows: f Boston, $44,346; Copley,
$15,633; Coventry, $112,745; Cuya
hoga Falls, $20,513; Franklin, $'J1 ,761;
Green, $4l,6C0: Hudson, $199,042;
Northampton, $37,192; Northfield,
$111,481; Norton, $40,026; Barberton,
$73,527; Pdrtage, $55,728; Springfield,
$52,111; Stow, $68,165; Tallmadge,
$120,069; Twinsburg, $53,476; Akron,
Tho divorce case commenced July
3 bv Mvrtle Sherhag has been dis
missed at'the reqiiestof the plaintiff.
Sho alleged her husband Philip was
guilty of pxtreine cruelty. The par
ties live at Cuyahoga Falls.
t Mogadore Case.
The action, entitled Albert Hale et
al. vs. William Ailing, Recorder, et
al., is being heard by Judge Kohler.
The plaintiffs seek to get an injunc
tion against the incorporation of
Mogadore as a village. It is claimed
that the petitioners for the incorpor
ation own property valued at $6,000,
and that those opposed pay taxes on
The court has ordered a translation
of the German which appears in the
petition of the plaintiff in the case of
Telkample vs. The Akron Cereal
John Kreuder has filed an answer
to the petition of Minnie E. Kreuder,
executrix. He denies keeping any
property of his late wife under lock
and key, and says that his daughter
knows ho would do her no bodily
The plaintiff in the case of Samuel
Rearick vs. Ada L. Keister, has filed
a supplemental petition. He says
the defendant threatens to build a
fence. He asks for an injunction.
The following properties were sold
bv the Sheriff baturday: Martha
V. Hinman, 203 Wooster ave., to W.
H. Nees, $800; Walter W. Clough,
1320 S. Main st., to Harrison Kintz,
$1,725; Minias Swartz, Swartz's Cor
ners, to Nate Hunsicker, $1,700.
In the case of John H. Snonseller,
administrator, vs. the C. T. & V. R.
R. Co., the defendant has filed a mo
tion asking that the decree be modi
fied. The plaintiff was given judg
ment for $5. The costs, amounting
to $103.65 were taxed against the de
George M. Tuttle, executor, vs.
Moses Falor, foreclosure, $4,845.14.
Star Drilling Machine Co. vs. Ad
am Rigby, cognovit, $102.34.
Margaret Jockers has filed a mo
tion in which she says fehe does not
desire to reply to the answer of John
Jockers. She asks for a decree on
Mary T. McCarthy has commenced
Lorana Howo et al.
note for $1,500.
John Houser, Akron . .
Edward J. Lahr, Norton
Elta O. Elricli, Loyal Oak 32
Jaines Smith, Akron 24
Ida Falor, Akron 18
The management at Summit Lake
Park has been phenominally fortu
nate this week in securing and being
able to present to the public of Akron
some of the very best talent on the
vaudeville stage, including such peo
ple as Wilbur Mack, assisted by Isa-
bello Fenton, who have been feat
ured in all the leading vaudeville
liollbes in thecoiinlry. Tho three da
Beams, in nun or the most onteitsiin
ing acrobatic sketches before the
public: Smith and Cluster, high
class duettists, and Lambert and
Mack. Do not fail to attend this,
the best show of tho season. Tako
Rapid Transit cars for park. I'hmic,
THE AKRON FREE CARNIVAL
AND STREET FAIR
U Aill fce Held . g
J OLpiLllllvI I3f 1 if 139 IO
J5? On the business streets of Akron fSs
It Will be Given by the Merchants and Manufacturers of This City.
It Will be For the Benefit of the Whole City.
' ' First-dnss :ittr:'tions will In- oll'civu.- . l-, ...,..
j i Decorations &
Full particulars and
will he published
To Abandon Depot.
Trains Will Run Into the
Change to be Made
B. & 0. Will Soon Absorb the
C. T. & V. R. R.
Division Offices Will Remain
It is stated upon good authority
that within 30 days Erie passenger
trains will be running into the Union
This change has been in contem
plation for some time, and it is said
by those in a. position to know that
the new order was decided a few
Just what tho change will involve
is not yet known. It is conjectured,
however, that the present passenger
station will be largely converted into
a freight depot, just to what extent is
Jiot yet determined.
Local officials of the Erie are very
reticent in reference to the changes
soon to be made. While they will
talk about the project of running the
passenger cars into the Union depot,
they refuse to talk when asked about
what will be done with the present
passenger station. It would now
seem that the recent visit here by Vice
President Merrill and other officials
of the road, had in it more signifi
cance than appeared on the surface.
At any rate it is said that the Erie
will make several changes and im
provements of local importance.
Absorption of the Valley.
It is thought to be only a matter of
time until the absorption of the
Cleveland, Terminal & Valley road
by the B. fc O. system will .be an
nounced. The Railway Age, in a re
cent issue, gave in the mileage of the
le-organized system of the B. & O.,
that of the C, T. & V. The chief
nature of this acquisition to the B. &
O. is that it passes through Akron
and at Cleveland makes a connection
with the main line of tte road.
There has been some talk in official
circles that the B. & O. intended to
follow the example of the Pennsyl
vania and divide its system at Pitts
burg. It would then have one presi
dent over the entiro system, but a
different sot of officials for tho lines
east and west, from the first vice
Gallon Offices. i
A citizen's committee at Gallon,
beaded by PostniHster J. W. Cupp
and Ov Ij. Hayes, waited on Vice
President Merrill Thursday while he
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was in tho town and inquired as to I
: Notice to the Citizens of Akron:
: In order to introduce into all homes in the city of 2
: Akron in the shortest possible time the use of Natural
Gas, The East Ohio Gas company will give 2
A Discount, From the Present Fixed Rates, of
: 5c For Each 1,000" Cubic Feet.
S Of gas used for domestic purposes during the year com-
: mencing July 1st, 1899, and ending July 1st, 1900. s
As the company -is making all house connections at 5
; actual cost of materials and labor, it believes that this 2
: saving in the price of gas will go largely towards the
2 expense of piping the houses and will give the company :
: the advantage of having every citizen (even the poorest) :
as a consumer, thus affording to all the best and cheap- 5
est fael. To encourage the use of gas by manufacturers,
2 special rates will be given on application at the office.
EAST OHIO 6AS 00.
E. STRONG, President
the truth of the current report that
the division offices of the Erie were
to be removed from Galion to Marion.
Mr. Merrill denied the reports and
added further that it was the inten
tion of the Erie to enlarge the com
pany's yards there by the erection of
a reservoir for watering purposes',
and by the extension of the railroad
Work to be Resumed.
Work on the east end of the pro
posed Sandusky, Ashland & South
ern Railway will be commenced this
week. Operations have been at a
standstill since last fall. The grade
is completed as far as West Lebanon,
nine miles west of Masslllon.
Member of Family Killed
Mangled Remains of Patrick Malone
Found on Railroad Track.
Patrick Malone, 107 Brooks St.,
aged 32 years, was killed early Sun
day morning south of tho South st.
His remains were discovered at
3:30 o'clock by an Erie switchman,
who stumbled over the body. Parks
ambulance was summoned and re
moved his mangled form to the
A big hole was cut in his forehead,
he had several scalp wounds, his
body was bruised all over and both
legs were cut off. The right leg was
severed above the ankle and left
one below tho knee.
The spot where he was killed is
only a short distance from his house.
It is believed he was lying on the
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part of the state.
P. K. WEKSEK.
.1. H. AKUKEWS.
It. II. WRIGHT.
119 South Howard St.
Lunches of AH Kinds.
Choice Wines, Liquors and Cigars
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
Edmund T. Sheehy, proP.
track when a B. & O. train due here
at 1:50 parsed over him. From ap
pearance he was dragged about 100
Malone recently returnkd .from
California where ho had been in the
Fourth cavalry. He had been sent
home for physical disability." having
been thrown from a horse and in
jured. He died in a soldier's uni
form. Two of his brothers have been
killed by trains in similarways.
Malone was the .-.on of Mr. and
Mrs. Jonn Malone, His mother was
in Elyria visiting at the time of the
The funeral will be held Tuesday
at ! o'clock at St. Mary's church.
In Regular Army For Duty In the
Adam Keck, of 200 Fink street, un
til recently bookkeeper for the Ja
luuit Hardware company, Howard
street, left Monday morning for
Cleveland to enlist in the regular
army for service in the Philippines.
Mr. Keck has only peen at home
about six months. Prior to coming
home he was a member of Co. 1. 12th
Minnesota, having belonged to that
company about a year. Last sum
mer Mr. Keck was with the compa
ny at Camp Thomas, Chickanmuga
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