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Magnificent Display Made
Akrons Business Men.
Midway Is Filled With Interesting
Wonderful Freaks and Exhibits.
Dazzling Effect Produced by Brilliantly Illuminated
Arch and the Fireworks.
German Village Has Numerous Attractions
Great Search Light Achille Phillion's Act,
Illustrative of the potency of con
centrated and continued efforts in the
achievement of success is the Elkb'
Street fair, which was formally
opened to the public at 1 Monday
After months of industrious prep
aration, a large outlay of money, ex
tensive labors und dilligcnt search
for pleasing attractions, the aggre
gated collections of novel, entertain
ing and 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 over
held in the city, the .Elks are not
alone. Akron's commercial and bus
iness men, with that enterprise
and broad-inindeduetb so peculiarly
characteristic of them, have liberal-
and shows. Foreverl weeks the
fair grounds have presented a scene
of busy activity. Booths were being
erected, trimmed and fitted up for are very popular with the visitors
j grounds. Those who -desire to ex
periment as to the truth of this state
ment, which i- 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 rind
something particularly pleasing. As
fancy dictates the pleasure is yours,
for there's 110 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 flno an exhibition of ka
leidoscope life as one would care k
The Streets of India and Hagen
bach'B Animal show are on the
southern part of the grounds. Both
the display of wares. Last week
was a particularly busy one at the
grounds, the exhibitors being en
gaged iu taking goods out to be ar
ranged in thn booths. Owing to the
rain conflicting with the progress ot
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
closures were fenced in, and other
important work done as a last finish
No Lack ol Preparation.
Xow all the work of arragements
is completed; there will be no halt
by reason of a lack of preparation.
All the attractions are here in good
shape. Every detail is arranged,
and tho big show starts off in a man
ner that promises a whole week of
fun, frolic and festivity. Indications
are that the crowds attending will
From the German village tho vis
itors next go to the Midway, located
on the Western part of the ground.
The Midway, as well ab 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 circuit especially for
street fairs, and secured a long list of
specialties and attraction-.. He ha
20 weeks booked ahead." Speaking
with a Democrat reporter. Mr. Gas
kill said: "It looks as though Akron
was going to have an exceedingly
good fair. Everything i arranged
so well that failure would almost bo
impossible. I like the giounds ery
much, and think they are laid out
admirably for the handling of a big
Ou tho Mid'n-ay are the Japanese
ly co-operated with the Elks, giving jbe largeab delegations headed by nd Oriental theaters, with their uu-
Gayer. F W
Glazier, J 1'
Gamble. W B
Grant. C T
Hart. O S
Hall. W C
Heuegan, T J
Humphrey, H M
Holton, F H
Hunsicker. F W
Hove, M W
Hershey, E A
Hainlen. H B
Hoffman. P H
Hamlin, R H
Henry. A R
Ha.'f"le. G I.
Ha'-senflup. J W
Houghton. H B
Heimingway. G E
Helfor. W T
Hove. W .1
Irviu, G A
Ingalls, J no G
Jones, James H
Johnston, W O
Jordon, Jos X.
Johnston, It i
Kohler. J A
Kline, Clint W-"
Kempel. Geo A
Kirn, W F
Krau-. John V
Kline, O J
Kohler, A A
Kohler, S II
Long. Geo A
Long. J H
Lambrig'n. J I.
Lee, J L
THE WARKET STREET ARCN
'-" ' ' ' Jit
n u -hwioOT r- m- n ..- h MTSTREgT FAIR CARNIWlfe?
HjimaP1 fvr(i4F.inw3l tar-
nectsthe Main GroundsAWith the Streotsof India and Hagonbaok's Anil
Show Was Designed and Built by Architect F". O. Weary,
Who Also Prepared Plans Por-fcho Exhibition Grounds.
patronage and influence toward tlie Elks are expected from the neigh
success of the Fair. Their booths on ! boring towns and cities. Akron's
Exhibit street are tastily trimmed people are all interested iu the fair
and decorated for the better display i and will turn out en masse to bee the ,
of their wares, and all present a fine sights. The best of order will pre-
appearance. 'vail at the fair, for 30 special,
The parade given at 1 o'clock by
the Elks, and various persons and 4
features of the fair was spectacular,
brilliant in pageantry and interest
ing to all. Forming on Main st.,
near Mill, headed by tho Elks, the
line of paiadf was taken up io Mar
Lot, tlit-ti a count rrmarch to Mill,
down Mill l Howard, norih on
llowaul 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
bplendant "in white caps, dark sack
coats and duck trousers; all carried
canes. Following tlie 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 tho fair grounds a
grand, free exhibition was given in
the midway, it was Achille Phil-,
ion's wonderful act on the spiral
policemen, secured from out of the
city, assisted by about 15 local
policemen, will keep diligent watch
that the pleasure of tho isitors is
not marred or iuterruped by any dis- I
orderly conduct. j
Tlie Arch Bridge. j
Tin- oMTtii-.id arch bridge, which I
leads fioin the main lair giounds '
across Market st. into ih. streets of!
India and to llagenback'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 ur the
arch's sides staves extend and from
each floats a large and beautiful ilag.
Hundreds of -sari-colored incandes-
cent lamp-s are airanged about the
arch, and at night give it an addi
tional effect of beauty.
The large t owners which are -een
from the street are very important '
adjuncts to the fair. On the tower!
located on the main grounds is !
mounted the great -earehlight which j
limited number of feats, dances and I
various other attractions. In the '
Japanese theater are Alcimotos and '
Royal Yeddo troupe, also Diakceshe, '
the three-year-old acrobat. The lu-1
ouri Sisters will also appear iu the
theater in some line stage work. Ab-'
dul JN"ov, who claims to bo tho only j
Syrian Elk in the world, is at thoj
Continued on page o.
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Good. J I'M
Grinin. II G
Graham, W M
Ganyard, E M
Gay, !Xelbon M
Logan, A D
Lyon, O A
Loomis, J P
Lee, Geo W
Lobr, C H
McMillen, C E
McCruin, EB, jr
MeDonough, M A
McMillen, O L
McCrum. J II
McGill, H F
McGowau. .las J
McNeil, It 15
MeOile. T V
McGarry, 11 L
tower, which is described ina follow-' was taken off the Chiistobal Colon
iug paragraph. The feat was in-; one of the SpanMi -hips captured h
teubely interesting to all who wit- the American Meet during the Span
nessed it. I ish-Anierican war, and which was
The Location. 'secured especially for the. Elks'
The location of tho 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
Street fair through tho influence of
Col. Charles Dick. So wonderful h
the illuminating power of this searoh
light that it is claimed its licht-rays
will enable one to read a newspaper
at a distance of live miles from ttio
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MAYOP W. E, YOUNG.
Motz, W H
Motz, John, jr.
-Miller. Ira M
Miles, h C
Myer6, Edu in
Miller. Tom W
Miller. S S
Marvin. S E
Morton, C H
Means, W K
Merrimau. J B
Newton, F S
Neal, W W
Noah. A H
Newcomb, Geo A
Nutt, J R
O'Brien, F H
Oberlin, Chas M
Orth, S P
Pardee. E S
Pardee, W E
Pardee, L S
Paige, D K
Plumer, Geo A
Peterson, J E
Pardee, Karl A
Pell, H S
Pillmore, R M
Palmer, W A
Putt. W A
Paige, A T
Perkins. C E
Robinson, W G
Rowley, A J
Rabo. ,T W
Iteid, Chas B
Rae. J no G
Russell, C N
Sisler. L E
Stone, S S
Stone. L K
Shaw. E C
Sturgeon, S H
Sadler, O L
Shlrer, F W
Smith, Jos b
Smith, Fred j;
Soal. O H
Sloat, F J J
Sanford, H C
Sorrick, C H
Schumacher. F W
Stoiner, N R
Kdlinoii. H H
SHwyer, V T
Stewart, O L "
Seiberling, C W
Toy, R L
Terrass, E W
Thornton, W W
Tobin, W T
Underwood, E S
Voris, E F
Vining, J A
Wagoner. G E
Wheeler. G S
Wilson. F C
Washer, J no F.
Wauamaker, It M
Washer. It JI
Wildes, Elmer O
Weary, F O
Wildes, W J
Weaver, Jos C
Weeks, F H
Welsh. J V
Williams. H Evan
Wright, C H
WoU, Chas R
Wordthen, C K
Wadsworth, G H
Warinan, J I
Young, W E
Youug, A E
Young, A B
Zimmerman, E F
Zlliox, Sam F
IWkM 1A1 A J 1
Iwl. LI niBII & LvD.
S THE TI
ME FOR COMFORT
Wo oiler during this week and uet week our entire stock of
At less than actual value. Our I'oivh Goods are nice enough for tlie inside wlicn
through with them for the porch. HAMMOCKS in every variety, from ."0r up.
Furniture Do par men
The comfort of a foot decides tlie condition of the wearer's temper. Uur
as eointorraole as iroou leather, sroou lasts ant
make them, btyle is not sacrificed for comtort, and
ities of our SHO
can best he appreciated hy an actual trial.
he wearer's temper. Uur QUnQn
I good workmanship can iJir
the uood wearing quali- V-'AAWO
Club Ties, Tecks, Bows.
and Ladies9 Na
Nice, New, Nobby
Styles, every Tie
a gem of beauty.
Large line of Bags, Telescopes, Dress Suit Cases, Trunks, etc.
All the latest and best makes of
With the newest improvements in connection with which we always keep a lull line of sup
plies. Graphophones, OoJf Goods, Bicycle Sup
ALL AT THE LOWEST PRICES
lwC. 0?Weil & Co,
G-. M. Ott & Bro.
Make some special aniiouiicement!?.
Do you want a Hrst-class piano?
Kranieli I Bam Fiaeios
Do you want a good Piano?
Do vou want a jjood used Piano?
1 Walnut, Upright at $110 1 cood Starr Orpin $10
1 Walnut, Upright - at $125 1 good Chapel Organ $18
2 Mahogany, Upright at $140 I good Mason te Hamlin $50
I Mahogany, Upright at $165 1 good Maon fc Hamlin, in line oak $60
Our line of sheo-fc music was never more complete. In.speet some of our special sales. Mando
lins, Guitars, Banjos, Violins, Autoharps, Strings etc. Pianos furnished for concerts. Moving promptly done
173 R. Howard St., Akron, 0.
Telephone 1402 lfe B
Wanted a good horse and safe in exchange.
s4 X .
3 Ss2Br "" JsssP
m Kiiow That E
We believe in "expan
sion" IN JUINESS.
We have leased the en
tire second story of the
bloek we now occupy.
We will nearly double !
our capacity. We will
put in a modern elevator j
and all modern conven- !
ienees. and expect to i
show the best equipped j
store for our business !
by September 1st. in
xpansgon Costs Money
Also that you must have room to expand." We need therefore ROOM
and EV1C3IE1'V- We Avant you to advance us some money as an in
ducement. AVe will give l-5th off on everything
in the store that is 20 per cent, for the use of your money and we give you
merchandise that you need, and give your pick from the best and cleanest stock
How does the proposition strike YOU?