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VOtJJME EIGHT. NUMBER 78
AKRON, OHIO, THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 20, 1899.
PRICE ONE CENT
Attendance at Fair.
Panorama Ready x For
Resting Places. Provided
For the Weary.
Best of Everything In All the
The only way to have a proper con
ception of the symmetry and well
rounded, artistic excellence of the
street fair is to visit the grounds and
get a mental picture such as pen can
not describe or artist paint.
The panorama in all its grandeur
and beauty is ready for the most
careful and critical inspection.
Bright and delightful wt-ather is the
Program For Tonight.
7:30 p.m. All theaters on the Mid
8:00 p.m. Parade of the exhibition
Mreet by Oriental people, and fire
8:30 p.m. Streets of India open.
U:00 p.m. Hasau Ben All's Arab
ian acrobats perform on the Streets
9:30 p.m. Ishmael, Prince of Hin
doo, magician, performs on Streets
10 p.m. Achille Philiou out on
spiral tower on the Midway.
10:30 p.m. Special attractions in
all theaters on the Midway.
order of the day. The installation of
exhibits is complete. Unsightly and
unopened boxes do not mar the view.
Every booth is splendidly arrayed,
and contains costly exhibits.
Lavish provision has been made
for the accommodation of visitors,
especially in the distribution of set
tees throughout the grounds. The s e
resting places for tired sight-seers
will accommodate hundreds; but the
wealth of attractions on .every hand
shortens their time for rebt, so that
others can take their seats.
-Aside from the kaleidoscopic grand
eur the real merit of the fair is, of
c6urse, in the display of Akron mer
chants and manufacturers. The great
influx of sight-seers is toward the
avenues of booths. It is not for a
mere cursory view, but for a careful
inspection of the latest goods and
appliances. The whirl of amusement
finds here a conservatism which is
delightful. It is the best of every
thing in every department. Add to
this material beauty the blaze of
light from thousands of electric
burners, the piercing rays of the
search light, and the flaming torch
of natural gas it is evening.
As one is finishing the circuit of
the main grounds the shrill cry rings
out, "Stop her. Now then for Joppa!
Ease her. Any one for Gizeh?" It
is the elephant and camel procession
carrying its merry load of freight
over the grounds. Seeing the ele
phant is not enough. You must
ride on the elephant. It is one of the
features pi the.fair. - Over thearohio,
the hbme jaf Oriental splendor,
Javanese dexterity? Egyptian,-Nubian
and Algerian cunning and back-
Showers tonight Threatening
sheesh, into the Streets of IndiH.
This portion of the ground is con-
j tinually crowded.
Greatest of all. however, is the
Midway Plaisauce. As the barker
says it is life real life. There is a
longing on the part of the gaudy tat
terdemalions for "filthy lucre" which
accounts for the lusty shouts to come
closer. It is backsheesh with a
semblance of return. The dancing
girls are still thcpopular idols of the
crowd while patriotism suns galore
in the tent exhibiting the war pic
- The attendance Wednesday night
was immense. Large .crowds are in
the city today to attend the fair.
Nero, the Aiino lion In the wild
animal show on the midway, is the
only one of his species ever captured
and trained. Prof. Stadler, the
trainer, gives a most thrilling exhi
bition in the cage with Nero and
Venus. The two beasts are put
through all sorts of tricks, and at the
conclusion are made to jump through
hoops of Are. Venus is particularly
vicious and at all times Prof. Stadler
has to be on his guard against her.
Paul IePointe, the manager of the
Japanese theater, is in constaut
communication with the home office
in New York, arranging the Euro
pean tour which begins immediately
after the conclusion of the present
season. It requires .considerable de
tail to direct the gathering of 150
Japs from a distant land with their
baggage, scenery, etc., with which
to build a complete Japanese village
such as Mr. LePointe proposes to
erect at the Paris exposition.
Stamp of Approval.
The four hundred have placed the
stamp of approval upon the midway
and Streets of India. The cream of
Akron society was out last night in
force and from now on the midway
will be the popular place to spend
the evening during the progress of
Showen by an East
Threaded a Needle and Sewed
Wound In His Leg.
The grit displayed by Samuel
Hodgdon, a shoe maker with a place
of business at 1188 East Market st. is
He was. working at his bench
Wednesday when a knife with
which he was trimming leather,
slipped and cut a deep gash in his
He succeeded in stopping the flow
of blood aud then, instead of calling
a surgeon, he threaded up one of his
own needles and sewed up the gap
ping wound. It was necessary to
take 11 stitches. The job was appar
ently goodone, and as it shows no
signs indicating any" additional trou-
.- -v .- . i . . ,
ble,it iErabelie'ved;.the operational!!
prove a success.. -2 ' ""
AEM BROKEN Bubie Austgen,
s6n of Michael C. Austgen, of 104
Schell ave., broke his arm Thursday
Issued by the Court
To Keep Divorce Petitions
The Morgan Boiler Com
pany Plant Sold.
Creditors' Motion For
Order of Sale.
New Cases Cross Petitions Court
Judge J. A. Kohler has taken ex
ception to the announcement made
in a local paper Wednesday to the
effect that he would, in the future,
hear all divorce cases at secret ses
sions of the court.
It was also stated that orders had
been given to place all divorce- peti
tiohs in a special file, for the purpose
of keeping them from the reporters.
Toa Democrat reporter today he
said that he had never given such an
order. He has always held that it
would be better, for all parties con
cerned, if certain charges against de
fendants were not given in detail.
Divorce petitions will be placed in
the files as here to fore.
Morgan Plant Sold.
The plant of the D. F. Morgan
Boiler company has been sold to the
Goehring Manufacturing company
for 18,814-..' The sale was confirmed
by Judge Anderson Thursday.
Motion lor Sale.
Judge Kohler heard a motion
Thursday, which was filed by the
creditors of The McNeil Boiler com
pany. They a6k" that the property be
sold to pay debts.
Mary C. Shaffer vs. A. O. Mc
Knight et al. Money and foreclos
Charles M. Oberlin vs. Edward S.
Underwood. Money, $104.
Akron Lumber company vs. Willis
P. Stair et al. Answer and cross pe
tition Ozias Barber. Money, $203.63.
Same action. Answer and cross
petition Taplin, Rice & Company.
Minnie White has been granted a
divorce from James White on the
grounds of extreme cruelty and gross
neglect. She was awarded $300 ali
mony. Will Filed.
By the will of George Prlug, his
wife,-Melissa, is given a life use of
his property. At her death it is to
go to two sisters and a brother. All
money of which he possebsed at the
time of his death is given to Fritz
Pfiug. His team of ponies is given
to George Wohlheuter.
Jacob Krumroy has been appoint
ed guardian of Julia A. Harris. Bond,
Elsie Sleber lias been awarded $300
for damage to her property by reason
of the improvement of E. Market st.
Louis I. Babb, Akron
Carrie I. Kroontz, Akron ..
Being Run to Accommodate Crowd
Left the Track.
The Northern Ohio Traction Com
pany is running six extra cars on the
Extra Market st. line, account the
Elks' street fair.
Near the corner of Market and
Market and High street, a rail at one
of the joinings had sunk down, mak
ing quite a little offset, which threw
the cars off the traok, causing quite
& general delay in the schedule. New
rails wer,e put .ineariy. Thursday
morning-, and'.carsigr-now tunning
PENSIONED Cornelius Brouse
of this city, has been granted an
original pension of $8 per month.
I pi aa it
Special Shirt Waist
some 01 nearly 1
Ptosis 01 less man 2
All new irootls.
Splendid styles and colors
Akron Men Who
Believers In It.
Have Leased Entire Second Story to
Enlarge Their Quarters.
Cianyard fc Myers, 118-120 South
Main st., clothiers1 and furnishers,
have leaded the -entire second story
of tho building they now occupy,
and will couvert it into a boys' and
This department will be the larg
est and finest of its kind in Northern
Ohio. The Hooi will be carpeted
nicely, and dresbiiigand toilet rooms
will be arranged with elegance and
convenience. ' large and modern
electric elevator will lie put in to
carry visitors to and from the de
Under the firm name of Myerb,
Ganyard & Stump, this popular store
was opened in the Abbey block,
Main st., in the fall of 1893. The floor
space occupied then was 20x100. In
1894 Mr. Stump retired from the bus
iness and it has since been conducted
by Messrs. Ganyard and Myerb, The
floor space they will occupy when
tho contemplated improvements
shall have been completed, will be
about 9,000 square feet. These im
provements will be completed by
All the present offices on the sec
ond floor will bo removed, leaving a
splendid room 30x100, which will be
fitted up with a large and carefully
selected stock of clothing and fur
nishing goods for boys and children.
ANNUAL PICNIC The Sunday
school of St. John's Lutheran church
will hold its annual picnic at Lake
side park Saturday, July 22.
DISCHARGED J. Halm and F.
Wallace, who have been out of the
State Reformatory on parole, have
been finally discharged.
Go to Randolph nark for blue gill
suppers; blue gills served every
AT SILVER LAKE The Congre
gations of the Second M. E. and A.
M. E. Zion churches of the city will
hold their annual outing at Silver
Lake park Friday.
LAWN FETE The Ladies Aid
society of the Third Church of Christ
gave a lawn fete Wednesday evening
at the residence of William Levers,
corner Poplar aud St. Clair sts.
PICNICS The Sundayschools of
St. Paul's Lutheran and Calvary
Evangelical churches picnicked at
Randolph park Wednesday. The
employes of the Ohio Paper Box Co.
of Cleveland, are at the park today.
EXTRA CARS Tonight, Friday
night and Saturday night the A. &C.
F. R. T. Co. will run extra cars to
Kent and Barbertou, account Elks'
street fair. The enrs will leave the
fair grounds at 11 :30.
Go to Randolph park for blue gill
suppers; blue gills served every
DOUBLE TRACKING A meet
ing of the directors of the Northern'
Ohio Traction company will be call
ed before long to discuss matters
pertaining to the douMe-iracking of
East Market st. ' A
PICNICAT.RAnNDQLPH jih Thfe
Evangelical Alliance and tne" Luth
eran Sunday schools of the city pic
nicked atRandolph park Wednesday.
About 350 tickets were sold1 at the
Rapid Transit office Wednesday.
an gp Hi
M 1 55-1 57 S. Howard street. 9t
Pennies f For Place.
John Wiese Has Kis
Choice of Positions.
Akron Horses Landed
Fast Pacing eMare Sold Local
The bicycls. road race between
John Wiese andjLeeShipman, mem -
here of the Akron Tip Top Cycle
club, from Alliance to Akron, will be
run Saturday afternoon.
One of the riders will start from
Alliance at 1 pfm. and the other at
2. The distanceiis 32 miles and the
race will be decided on the time
made by the ridrs. The race is to
be rim for $10 a sjdo, the loser to pay
the money to tho! clnb.
At the club th( other evening tho
contestants tossed pennies for choico
of starting. Widse won. but it has
not yet been determined whether h3
willsbsrt from alliance first. The
time limit of th race is one hour
and 30 minuted. (The finish will be
at the F.Iks' Street Fair grounds, and
there a line prize will bo given the
winner by the Executive committee
of the Fair. The prize will be of
Both men are clever riders and it
is expected thatigood-raep will be
Akron Horses Won.
Akron hor.-es were very much in
it sit the Elyria races Wednesday.
Little Coaster, tho brown gelding
owned by County Clerk E. A. Her-
shey. won the 2:35 trot, after losing
the first two heats. He trotted to a
new record of 2:254, made in the
fifth heat. Malzour, W. A. Palmer's
black gelding by Elyria, won the
second, third and fourth heats of the
2:21 trot. The first heat was won by
Helena. The best time was 2:20J.
Silver Hal, who won the 2:18 pace in
this city, captured first money in the
same race at Elyria. He reduced his
record to 2:14J, reducing the Elyria
track record two seconds.
Bessie Chimes Sold.
Bessie Chimes, 2 :16J, by Chimes,
formerly owned by Irv. Man ton, has
been sold tol Cal Stull. The fast
pacing mare will not be campaigned.
Tony B., owned by W. C. Baum of
this city, was distanced in the second
heat of the 2:30 pace at Elyria Tues
day. Gofl vs. Green.
Charley Goff, Billy Madden's clev
er middleweigut, will meet George
Green, better known as Young Cor
bett, at San Francisco tonight. Ruh
lin will be one of Golf's seconds.
Gus goes against Lawler, of SJ. Lou
is, at Denver next Tuesday evening.
Walter B. Lour, Paul Rohrbacher
and Harry Brownless will loavo Sat
urday, July 29, on their wheels for
Niagara Falls. They expect to be
absent two weeks, during which
time Chautauqua and Toronto, Can.,
will be visited.
Bakrktt To Mr. aud Mrs. James
G. Barrett, Homo av., Wednesday,
July 19, a son.
Witxkk To Mr. and Mrs. E. P.
Witner, 237 WooBter av., Tuesday,
July 18, a son.
Bukt To Mr. and Mrs. Frank P.
Burt, 124 East Exchange st., Wed
nesday, July 19, a daughter.
Weeks To Mr. and Mrs. Oharles
D. Weeks, 1293 East Market st.,
Thursday, July 13, a son.
Kline To Mr. and Mrs. J. F.
Kline, 165 Hopp st.. Wednesday,
July'19,.a daughter. ,
i PETEBHQNTbMr.i'an&Mre. pari
Peterson,'!"!! Upson"1 st.;' r'Supday',
July 16, a son,
ONE PRISONER For several
weeks there has been but uijp prison
er in the county jail,
Francis Seiberliug ab in Canton
L. S. Beiistein is in Cleveland on
J. F. Tillet has returned from a
a visit in Alliance.
F. O. Weary returned from Mans
Harry Hamlin of 110 Long st., is
visiting in Cleveland.
H. L. Snyder left for Cleveland
L. N. Myers of Myerbville. attend
ed the fair Wednesday.
Mrs. John Riggof Cleveland is the
guest of Mrs. A. C. Voris.
Mrs. Will Morgan of Ravenua ib
visiting frieads in the city.
F. O. Goss, of Lima, an organizer
for the Pathfinder, is here today.
A. B. Smith returned Wednesday
from a business trip to Cincinnati.
Miss Eliza Allen of 401 St. Clair st.
has gone to Parkman, O., for a short
E. F. Voris aud Harvey Musser
were m uieveianci weanesaay on
Mrs. AVnlion of Danville, is the
guest of her son, Chas. Walton, 306
Miss Mary Sanford of Cleveland is
the guest of Mrs. Chas. Esselburn of
103 Park st.
Miss Laura Laubert of Ravenna, is
visiting with Miss Lulu Montenyohl,
137 Bluff st.
John Long, of the Fallb Rivet &
Machine Co., left for Canton Thurs
Miss Irene Snyder of Peru is the
guest of her brother, H. L. Snyder of
111 Aqueduct st.
Miss Ella Dice of Wooster is visit
ing at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R.
Mead, 102 Water st.
Miss Lulu AVoerstlcrandMiss May
Clapsdell of Marlboro, are the guests
of friends in tho city.
Miss Mae McChesuey of Krumroy
is visiting her coubin, Miss Edith
Haneline, of South High st.
G. P. Smith,o lieutenant of No.
3 engine house, has returned from a
vacation trip to Allontown, Pa.
Miss Gertrude aud Pearl Treen of
HomerviUe, are guests at the.home
of Mrs. O. G. Brownell, 114J James
Orwell C. Riddle, editor of the
Mansfield Shield, called on Presi.
dent A. C. Bachtel and the Demo
Miss Jennie Hall of 107 Cross st.,
left Thursday for Cleveland, where
she will join a party of friends en
route to Duluth.
Mrs. Arthur Morton aud Miss Lil
lian Henrice, of Canton, are the
guests of JMr. and Mrs. T. E. Barry,
of 454 Perkins st.
Dr. L. E. Sisler and Mrs. Nellie C.
Heppert are in Port Huron, Mich.,
attending the convention of the Su
preme Tent and Hives of the World.
Attorney Nathan Morse has re
turned from an extended eastern
trip. His family will remain at Bos
ton for a few weeks before returning
Win. Mason has resigned his posi
tion at the Werner Co. He is suc
ceeded by Michael Birmingham.
Mr. Mason has received a position at
the new post office building.
Ravenna sent a large delegation of
visitors to the Fair Wednesday.
Among them were AV. L. Jones,
register and recorder of Portage
county; AV. T.Hart, AV. T. McCon
ney, AValter Hubbel, Guy Mertz and
Mr. and Mrs. Isaah Swigart enter
tained a number of friends and rela
tives at their home last Sunday,
among whom were their sons, Har
ry, Eugene and AVilliam, and their
families; AV. G. Diehl and family;
Samuel Swigart and family, Mr. and
Mrs. J. AVeaver. of Manchester, and
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Diehl, of Barber
ton. A bounteous repast was served
after which all enjoyed a sufficient
supply ot ice cream and cake.
Rev. Julius G. Nickel and wife
entertained the Young People's so
ciety of St. John's Lutheran church
at their pleasant home on Cobnrn
st., Arednesday evening. A'arious
out-door games were enjoyed and a
light luncheon served. The socioty
wiil have an outing at Lakeside
park, August 2d.
At the home of tho officiating min
ister, Rev. J. C. Schaaf of Manches
ter, AVednesday evening at 8 o'clock,
a quiet weaning tooic place, wnen
Mr. C. O. Baughman and Miss Mary
Ries, both of Akron, were united in
marriage. The groom is in the office
of Aultinan, Miller & Co. Mr. and
Mrs. Baughman will bo at homo at
No. 120 Beck av.
Klaoes Henry Klages, 547 AVest
Market,st., aged,49 years.10 months
UIXU i WWJOyWiCV- AiilAOWJ , MJ. -A,
of kidney disease. EuneralJater.
NEW COMBINATION A new.
combination lock has beon placed on
vault in tho Mayor's office.
: Notice to the Citizens of Akron :
: In order to introduce into all homes in the city of 5
: Akron in the shortest possible time the use of Natural :
; Gas, The East Ohio Gas company will give
5 A Discount, From the Present Fixed Rates, of 5
: 5c For Each 1,000 Cubic Feet. I
: Of gas used for domestic
5 mencing July 1st, 1899, and ending July 1st, 1900. i
As the company is making all house connections at :
actual cost of materials and labor, it believes that this S
C3 vino in thp nnVd nf roc ttmI! nv 1.Mn j- z.
. .j, iU mv puw u sua vyj.u su iu&ziy luwarus me "
: expense of piping the houses and will give the company :
the advantage of having every citizen (even the poorest) :
as a consumer, thus affordine to all the hest anri rhpon. :
; est fuel. To encourage the use of gas by manufacturers,
S special rates will be given on application at the office.
EAST OHIO GAS 00.
5 E. STRONG, President
Bad Gang Crooks Headed
Officer Had Hard Time In Placing One
Chief of Police H. H. Harrison
has received a letter from C. E.
Burr, of the Allegheny, Pa., police
department, in reference to a combat
Lieutenant McCourt, a former Can
ton policeman, had with "Kid" Mc
Millen, 4;OId Man" West and three
McMillen and Webt recently es
caped from jail at Chillicothe and
are wanted for burglary.
Tuesday night they boarded a P. &
AV. westbound train att':30 McCourt
ttmpted-to-plae& McMillan under
arrest. They struck him with guns
and forced him to release the pris
oner. Five miles west they stopped
the train aud got off. McCourt fol
lowed aud shots were exchanged.
McMillan was finally arrested. His
pals hit McCourt over the head and
The men bought tickets for Canton
and are expected to pass through
Akron. Officers are on the lookout.
McCourt is well known in Akron.
In Staiement That There
Against Contractors of This City New
The impression has been created
that the promoters of the Hamilton
building were discriininatiilg"against
local contractors in getting bids for
the" mammoth structure.
J. It. Nutt was approached on the
matter by a Democrat reporter. He
said: "There is absolutely not a
word of truth in the report. AVe
want Akron contractors to build for
us, but they must do as other con
tractors do. They "must send in
their bids and the lowest bidder will
get the contract. AA'e are doing business-
on a business basis, and don't
propose to give any privileges to any
one." He also Bind that it will cost
$25,000 more to erect the building at
present than it would two years agoj,
on account of the advance in mate
rials. DECLARED OFF.
cause of Strike.
The picnics of the Cleveland Drug
Clerks' association, which was to
have been held at Randolph park
Tuesday and the outing of tho Ohio
Paper Box Co. employes of Cleve
land, booked for Bandolph park
Thursday, had to be -declared off by
reason of th6 street car employes!'
strike af Cleveland, ii beingdjfacult
to get transpprtation'to and fromthe
The merchants of Hudson will pic
nic at Randolph park Friday.
purposes durine the vear enm- 2
TIME CHANGED AT ELK'S
FAIR FROM 10:15
TO 8 P.M.
Hereafter the Tree display of fire
works at the Elk's Fair will take
place at 8 o'clock instead of at 10":30
o'clock as heretofore.
This action is taken so that the
public may have a better oppor
tunity to enjoy the display. . The
Achilles Phiilion fireworks display
takes place at 10 as usual.
By Obdkk of Committee.
Mikado Will Be Given In October
i Col.- J olm C Blooinlield hat, closed
a contract with George F. Knowles,
of New York, and Gay C. Donaldson,
of Cleveland, for the presentation
here early in October of the popular
opera, "The Mikado." The opera
will be given in the Grand opera
houe, and the proceeds will be
turned over to the City hospital. Mr.
Knowles was stage manager and
leading comedian for the AA'hitney
Opera company for three years,
and is a man of much experi
ence. It is proposed to have 150
voices in the chorus.
In Manufacture of Rubber Goods
Options were closed ATednesday by
which New Yorkers pay James Den
nis of Anderson, lud., $100,000 for a
new patent process which is to work
a complete revolution in rubber
goods. By the new process Dennis
makes rubber out of oil. It is, he
claims, in every respect as good as
the rubber which is now used and
which costs $1.50 a pound. The new
rubber can be turned out for 22 cents.
It has been thoroughly tested in
many conditions. AVagon and bicy
cle tires have been made and are
found to be all right. The process
will save at least $1 on every pound.
It can be vulcanized and used for all
hard rubber goods.
Chief Harrison's Card.
Akron, Ohio, July 20, 1899.
To the Editor:
In answer to Messrs. Fiebeger
and Cummins' card published in
your paper of the 16th inst. T have
this to say, that inasmuch as tho
above gentlemen seem anxious to
seo tho books published and still re
fuse to receive any of the proceeds, I
see no reason for anyone to kick, and
again in what way does the publi
cation of that book concern the pen
sion fund. To make a long story
short I will make another proposi
tion on behalf of the police depart
ment, viz.. that whatever is left after
the expenses of engraving, publica
tion, etc.. are all paid, shall bo turned
over to the poor director for the re
lief of the poor next winter, and
further say that in justice to all con
cerned, financially or otherwise,
that iu,nly opinion the parties,, that
ws're. instrumental -m-defeatlng' the' .
project shouTd "also under tHesecgn-
dltibns be willing to hjelpresurrect
it. Yours Respectfully, w -.
H. H. Harrisox,
Chief of Police.