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VOLUME EIGHT. NUMBER 100
AKRON, OHIO, TUESDAY EVENING. AUGUST 15, 1899.
PRICE ONE CENT
Of Akron Street Fair
Will Surpass Any Exhibi
tion of Like Nature.
Ever Given In the United
Committees Enthusiastic Over
the Plansw ;
Colored Drawings -Showing Designs
If the citizens of Akron fully real
ized the magnificence of the display
which will be made at the Free Car
nival and Street Fair, Sept. 13-16,
there would be no end of enthusiasm
in the anticipation of the great
Although other cities have in the
past given exhibitions of a like
character, there has been uu street
fair held in the country that could
compare with that which is being
arranged for Akron, under the direc
tion of Mr. 1 E. Werner and his
At a meeting of chairman and the
committees on decorations. and il
luminations and booths and privi
leges Monday night, colored illus
trations, perspective drawings and
plans of the fair district were shown
for the first time. It is impossible to
give any description of the proposed
decorations and Illuminations that
will convey a true impresson of the
beauty and splendor of the same as
an entirety. Akron'b business sec
tion will be completely transformed.
It will appear as a gala street in
some oriental metropolis.
First in the decorations are the
mammoth awnings which will ex
tend for a distance of 3,500 feet, one
continuous kaleidoscope, bewilder
ing and beautiful. These wil. be
built over the sidewalks in the fol
lowing district: Commencing at the
corner of Market and Main sts., ex
tending south on the -nest side of
Main Ft. to the intersection of Main
and Howard sts. From this point,
north on both sides of Howard st. to
the cornel of Market and east on the
east side of that street to the place of
The awnings will be supported by
neatly painted poles, placed eight
feet apart. These will extend some
distance above the roof or canvass
covering. On each pole there will
be three electric lights enclosed in
many colored Japanese lanterns.
Myriads of flags will wave to the
breeze from ropes or wires hung be
tween the uprights. Four electric
lamps will be placed in every space
of 16 feet to give a bright, brilliant
illumination for the benefit of pedes
trians. The covering of the awnings
will be elaborate in the extreme. It
will consist of heavy canvas, striped
in the national colors, red, white
Oriental Band Stands.
At the corner of Market and How
ard, Main and Market, Mill and
Main, Mill and Howard and Main
and Howard streets, band stands of
rich oriental design will be erected.
Bands will be stationed in these
during each day and night of the
fair. The air will be filled with mu
sic every minute of the time.
Booths for the display of the goods
will bo erected on the east side of
Main st., between Market and Quar
ry sts. These will be eleven and
one-half feet deep, the roofs covered
with red, white and blue canvas, and
the whole made to conform with the
awnings in front of business houses.
All booths will face west. There
will be a total frontage of booths of
1,280 feet. No merchant having a
business house in the fair district
will be permitted to exhibit goods or
wares fn these booths. The space
will be rented to merchants and
manufacturers who are located in
other sections of the city. The ar
rangement for the illumination of
the booths is similar to that of the
The mejibers of the committees
were enthusiastic in thoir approval
of "the design! They will immediate
ly begin the otrculatlon of contracts
Generally fair tonight and Wednesday.
to lease the booths and to raise the
funds for the construction of the
awnings. Every merchant and bus
iness man in the fair district proper
will be assessed equally for the awn
ings. That all will be glad to con
tribute his or her share for the pur
pose is assured. It will result in a
benefit that could not be gained in
any other way. Many outside whole
salers have made inquiry in refer
ence to space in the exhibition booths.
It is very doubtful, however. whether
the committee will be able to supply
the same, as it is evident that Akron
business houses will occupy every
foot of space.
The City Commissioners Tuesday
approved the plans for the Street
Fair as presented to them by the
The agricultural exhibit promises
to be one of the great features of the
fair. It will probably be located in
a hall, erected especially for the pur
pose. Three hundred premiums
will be offered to the farmers of Sum
mit county for the best displays of
their produce. As thousands will
visit the fair, this department will be
a strong attraction.
Chairman Werner announced the
complete list of committees Monday
night. They follow:
Executive committee P. E. Wer
ner, chairman; It. H. Wright, treas
urer; F. E. Smith, financial secre
tary; H. Ij. Snyder, corresponding
secretary; H. Perkins. J. H. An
drews, H. B. Manton, G. W. Sieber.
Plans and Construction Louis
Seybold, chairman; F. O. Weary,
Otto M. Bietz. H. L. Snyder.
Decorations and Illuminations J,
W. Little, chairmau: A. C. Rohr-
bacher, X. Huber, C. G. Foust, W.
A. Upham, M. S. Long, H. L. Sny
der. Booths and Privileges B. L.
Dodge, chairman; R. M. Pillmore,
Louis Loeb, W. T. Tobin, Charles
Baker, C. W. Kline, H. L. Snyder.
Attractions and Amusements G.
W. Sieber," chairmau ; H. Perkins,
H. A. Kasson. J. T. Donahue, E.
Gammeter, C. H. Baker, H. L. Sny
der. Transportation and Advertising
H. L. Snyder, R. T. Dobson, W. E.
Langdon, C. F. Wood, C. A. Bein,
C. D. Honodle, J. G. Mengensdorf,
T. O. Baker.
The undersigned gentlemen having
been appointed a committee on
Booths and Privileges for the coming
Akron Free Carnival and Street Fair
at a meeting last evening determined
that the headquarters of the com
mittee should be at the place of bus
iness of B. L. Dodge, chairman, 124
and 126 S. Howard St., where plans of
booths may be seen, and where all ap
plications for space should be made.
No booths will be rented to persons
having places of business in the fair
district, in order to give merchants
and manufacturers outside the fair
district an equal chance to exhibit
within the fair district, it being the
Continued on Last Page.
Charge Made Against
IV! el I Conneworth.
Alleged To Have Had Check Cashed
Police Court Cases.
Mell Conneworth was arrested
Monday evening about 6 o'clock", on
a charge of-forgery, and placed in
the city prison. He will be given a
hearing in police court Wednesday
morning. Conneworth boarded at
the residence of Mrs. Hattie Han
cock. Mrs. Hancock had in her
possession a check for $8, issued by
the Akron Illuminating company.
The check was in home manner lost
by Mrs. Hancock, who had not yet
indorsed it. Conneworth, it is al
leged, secured the check, forged
Mrs. Hancock's name, and gave it to
L.N. Swigart, a Main st. tailor, in
payment for a pair of trousers. Swi
gart took the pay out of the check
and returned the change to Conne
worth. The check was drawn on the
Second National bank. Mrs. Han
cock was notified and denied the sig
nature. The alleged forgery was
committed on the 8th of August.
William Augustine was arraigned
in police court Tuesday morning on
a chargo'of depositing paris green on
a-public thoroughfare of the city.
He pleaded not guilty and the case
was continued until Wednesday, the
defendant being under bond of $50.
Kept Getting Larger.
Rate of Increase Heavy
For Ten Days.
Action to Collect Filed
of an Administrator
New Pleadings Filed Court House
The petition in the appeal case of
John S. Englander vs. Charles War
ner, tiled with the County Clerk,
Monday, is an interesting document.
The plaintiff is the proprietor of a
saloon and from the figures present-
ed in the petition, the defendant
must have been a pretty regular cus
tomer. Englander asks judgment
for $21.20. This, he alleges, is the
bar bill of Wainer for a period of 10
The different items of the bill are
as follows: .137 drinks of whiskey,
48 glasses of beer, 9 sandwiches. 7
cigars, 15 doses bromo selzer,4games
of pool, 11 bottles pop and 6 drinks
of brandy. The defendant appealed
,1. Bert Jackson, assignee of An
drew Jackson, has been ordered to
distribute $5,000, the proceeds of the
sale of South Main st. real est e,i
as follows: Taxes, court costs,
Atterholt & Marvin $76, assignee $25
and the balance to Geo. M. Tuttle to
apply on his mortgage.
Ernest Thoman has filed an answer
and cross petition in the case of
Marcus Rascheetal. vs. R. L. Mead
etal. He alleges that he holds a
chattel mortgage against Mead, on
which there is due $253.73.
George Lanz has filed a petition
asking judgment against John I.
Warman, inthesum of $658.06 alleged
to be due on a note.
Thomas Vance has been appointed
administrator of the estate of John
T. Esterbrook, bond $2,000. Other
appointments are: J. M. Poulson,
administrator estate of Emma Mc
Broom, bond $100 and Bertha E.
Welker, administrator of the estate
of Geo. WBailey, bond $2,500.
The bond of Alfred C. Chamber
Iain, administrator of the estate of
James Dpnmead has been increased
from $10,000. to $35,000. The estate is
appraised at $17,393.54. After the
appointment of the administrator it
was found that Denmeaa had $14,-
264.46 on deposit in the local banks.
By New Union Band-Splendid Musical
The Democrat is indebted to the
new union band of the city for the
esteemed and appreciated courtesy of
a serenade Tuesday morning at 0:30.
The music produced by the band is
of a superb character. There are 18
members in the organization and all
are union men. They are recognized
as Akron's best professional players.
C. A. Foster is musical director of
the new band, whose members areas
follows: Gus A. Bonstedt, Chas.
BikerF:Brewster, J. Morrig,. J. Par
ker, EdVMarquardt, Chas. Bruo'tt
Wnr. LantZf- P.,'Shepard, H. Sid
Morey, W. Harris, H. D. Drushal,
Gus Smith, Wm. W. Harrington, B:
Barnes, -W. Frank Farst, Frank
Knapp, C. A. Foster.
By Diamond Match
The Diamond Match company has
commenced a damage suit in the
Court of Common Plea of Medina
county against the Ohio Match com
pany of Wadsworth, for the sum of
They allege in their petition that
the Ohio Match company have sys
tematically and continuously for
about three or four years been en
gaged in imitating, pirating and
using trademarks, styles, and brands
of boxes, covers, wrappers and
matches used and employed by the
Diamond Match company: that the
Ohio Match company have con
structed match-making machines in
imitation of the machinery em
ployed by the Diamond people. They
also alleged that the Ohio company
has trespassed upon the property
rights of the Diamond Match com
pany for the purpose of injuring the
Will be Shipped
Akron Company In Receipt of Immense
Order From Government.'
The Akron Cereal company is- fill
ing an immense order for its pro
ducts received from the United
It calls for cereals which will in
voice tlo,000. The products are to be
shipped direct to the Philippine
island to furnish food for the soldiers
doing duty there.
The mill fa being operated day and
nignt in every department. The
company has orders enough booked
to keep the present force busy from
now until the first of October. The
products of this concern are being
shipped all over the world.
Men Placed In the Erie
Ten new men were this morning
added to the gang of Erie section
hands engaged in Ailing in the new
yards on the site of the old rolling
mill. Twenty men were added to
the gang Monday. The gang now
numbers 50 men, and it is hoped by
the Erie that the new yard shall
have been completed by November.
Funeral Services at Home of Henry
Impressive funeral services were
held over the remains of Attorney
Henry K. Sauder, at his late resi
dence, 229 North Main st., Tuesday
morning at 8:30. Services were con
ducted by Rev. T. E. Monroe, pastor
of the First Congregational church.
The casket, was covered with
banks of beautiful white roses, floral
offerings from his friends. Many
members of the Summit County Bar
Association, attended the services
together with a large number of
other friends of the deceased.
After' the services the remains
were taken to the Union station and
placed on the 9:58 C, A. & C. train
to be convoyed to Smith ville, Wayne
county, for interment.
The following named persons,
members of the Bar association,
were pall-bearers : Harvey Musser,
Henry M. Hagelbarger, H. T.
Willson, C. C. Benner, C. F. Beery
and Samuel G. Rogers.
Candidate For Commissioner.
Ex-Mayor John It. Davis of Bar
borton will bo a candidate for the
Democratic nomination for County
Old Soldiers' Picnic.
.. All the old soldffersof Summit
county are invited io the plontfc'at
Lakeside park Friday. , Bring bas
kets. Coffee and sugar will be
served on the grounds, free. '
Has Faith In Ruhlin.
Will Match Him For
Posts $1,000 as Evidence
of the Fact.
Bayard Will Start Sporting
Ruhlin has perseverance and
pluck, and these two attributes may
yet land him the --hampionship. He
has found a backer who is willing te
wager $5,000 that he can defeat the
winner of the Jefiries-Sharkey fight.
A special from Denver says :
P. J. McCormick, a wealthy Colo
rado mining man, put $1,000 in the
hauds of Frank A. McClelland,
sporting editor of the Denver Repub
lican, to guarantee a side bet of $5,000
to back Gus Ruhlin against the win
ner of the Jeftries-Sharkey light.
Billy Madden issued the challenge
for the fight. McCormick, who
made Ruhlin's acquaintance in Den
ver, at once offered to put up the
Kid .McCoy knocked out Jim Car
ter,, heavyweight chanplon of Ala
bama, in the fifth round at Joplin,
Mo., Monday night. Carter was to
stand before McCoy ten rounds, but
thejCid was too clever for him. Car
ter was knocked down five times and
was saved by the gong in the third
round. In the fifth he was knocked
down twice, the last one being a
The races at I he Rockport track
commenced today. Laura Bachus,
Freebooter and Little Coaster are
entered in the 2:26 trot and Victor
ene in the 2:22 pace. Freebooter is
also entered in the 2:35 trot Wednes
day, and Little Coaster In the 2:23
Much excitementwas caused in the
city Saturday by a bicycle road race
which waB run to this city by two
Akron men, says the Salem Herald.
The race was between Jacob Dech
and James Rankin Jr., both profes
sionals, for $100 a side. The start
was made from the club house of the
Tip Top Cycle Club at Akron. Dech
started at 8 o'clock this morning,
and Rankin one hour later. No
pacemakers were allowed. They
rode by the Uniontown, Hartville,
Marlboro and Alliance roads. Each
man claims the championship or
Summit county, and this race is to
decide the point.
The course is 100 miles, this city
being the turning point. Dech ar
rived here at 10:4S a.m. He was in
good shape and felt strong. Kankin
arrived at 11:15 a.m., doing the dis
tance from Akron to this city in 30
minutes lebs time than Dech.
Rankin said the roads were bad.
He was not huugry but ate an
orange, sucKea a lemon ana aranK a
bottle of seltzer. His trainer, Pat
Schaffer, who was here, could not
take the cork out of the bottle quick
enough, and Rankin grabbed it out
of his hand, broke the neck off and
drank the contents. While doing
this he accidently cut his lip, caus
ing the blood to flow freely. He was
fixed up with a little court plaster.
Rankin fell off his bicycle Ave
times while on the way but was not
He left on the return trip riding
like a cyclone. At Damascus on the
return trip, when he had gained 35
minutes, he broke his bicycle chain.
Hig'trainer, who was following, sooif
arrived and gave him hi6 wheil.
Rankin lost eight minutes by the ac
cident. Shipped East.
Mpnte Bayard, owned by George
V. Hopkins of this city, has been
shipped to Rochester, N.Y., where h
w III start in the New York concert
races. He has showed great form in
his training at Fountain Park and
-hould finish up with the leaders.
He is eligible to the 2:21 trot.
Foot Ball Meeting.
The members of last year's team
of the Akron Foot ball association
will meet at the Windsor hotel Fri
day evening to make arrangements
for this year's season. All those in
terested in the game are requested
to be present.
LEAGUE GAMES YESTERDAY.
At Boston Boston, 8 runs, 6 hits and 2 er
rors; Cii'cinn itt, 3 runs 9 hits anil 3 error.
Batteries NichoN and Bergen; Phillips and
Peitz. Umpire G.iffney. Attendance, 4,000.
At Baltimore Baltimore, 14 runs, 9 hits and
4 errors. Pittsburg. 9 runs, 14 hits and 3 er
rors Baiteries McGinnity. McKenna, How
ell and Kobuiaon; Tannehill, Sparks ana
Schnver. Urainres JIannasau and JIcGarr.
Attcmlan'-e. I.h3l. Sernnd game Seven in
ning: dar!.nes s
At Brooklyn Brnoklyu, 4 runs. U hits and 0
errors: I.ouiv lie, 2 ran, a hits and 3 errors.
Bjtteru--. K-mieily aud.Farrell; Cunningham
and Znnm-r, Umpires Swartwood and Mc
Donald Atttndance, '.',10
At New orlc New York, 7 runs, 11 hits
and terrors: Cle eland, 6 runs, 11 hit3 and S
error, a itteries Gettig and Warner
Hushey and Sngden. Umpires mshe and
U-.UH. Attendance. 40U.
At 1'lulauelphia Philadelphia, 8 runs. 7 hits
and 4 errors; Chicago, 3 runs, 11 hits and 2 er
rors. Batteries Bernhard and Douglass;
Taylor and Donahue. Umpires Lynch and
Connolly. Attendance, 4,632.
Baltimore Pittsburg First game, rain.
Washington-bt. Louis Kain.
standing of tha Clubs.
W. L. Pc W.
Brooklyn.. -84 34 .653 St. Louis 54
Boston 61 SB .629 Pittsbnre.49
Phila bl 39 .610 Louisville ..42
Bait more-OS tH) .593 New YorkZlO
Cincinnati 54j42 .563 Wash'gton.85
Chicago 5.1 44 .546 Cleveland17
Games Scheduled For Today.
Pittsburg at Baltimore, Cincinnati at Bos
ton', .Cleveland at Brooklyn, Chicago at Phila
delphia and St. Louis at Washington.
Interstate League Games.
At Springfield Springfield, 6 runs, 9 hit
and 3 errors; Xew Castle, 1 run, 8 hits and 8
errors. Batteries Wolfe and BeTille; Smith,
At D.i ton Dayton, 14 runs.16 hits and 11 er
rors; Mansfield. Id runs, 11 hits and 4. errors.
Batteneo Gilpatnck and Eriekson; Hackef
fcmith and Wente.
At Fmdlaj Findlay, 12 runs, 13 hits and 6
errors: Toledo, o runs, 8 hits and 6 errors.
Batters Coffman and Ppiesman; Ferguson,
Beck aud Meyers.
Interstate 1-eazue Islanding.
W. L. Pc W. L. Pc
Toledo 68 38 .642 Dayton 46 38 .442
Mansfield 59 43 .578 rn'gstOTvn43 68 .428
Ft. Wayne .. 60 47 .561 Wheeling..41 60 .406
New- CattIe-80 43 .556 Springfield.. 40 63 .881
Games Scheduled For Today.
New Castle at Springfield, Mansfield
Dayton and Wheeling at Fort Wayne.
Removed From the Shop of
The union card in the barber shop
of Charles Bliss at the corner of
Jacksou and Main sis. ha been re
At the meeting of the Barbers'
union Monday night it was reported
that Bliss was keeping his shop open
after the hours fixed for working by
by the union.
The union decided to attend the
picnic to be given under the auspices
of the Central Labor union on Labor
Two new members were initiated
and application made for a union
The story is now going that, by re
cent transfers, the Baltimore & Ohio
secured enough of the securities of
the Pittsburg & "Western to allow it
to assume control at any time that
it sees lit. It was known a few days
ago that the B. & O. had secured the
controlling interest in the road, but
it was only by the recent acquisition
of securities that it was able to take
absolute control of the property at
any time it chose. It is not expected
that the deal will be pushed through
for several weeks.
A flee bill is presented at Lakeside
Casino this week.
Al C. Waltz, in his wonderful feats
on tho pedalcycle and cycle skates,
was a decided hit.
Arthur Amsden is an instrumen
talist of rare ability. His act is a
novelty and was received witli ap
plause. Fred Xiblo, the humorist and
comedian, was the best that ever ap
peared; in Akron. He had to re
spond to several curtain calls.
Dean and Josie in their satire on
Society's 400, were first class.
The Casino Jias a treasure in Lottie
Gladstone She is a""comodienne,
a mimio, a singer and dancer. Sho
was frequently interrupted by roars
pt laughter and all kinds of applause.
jQ Owing to a great advance in the price of
I Diamonds 1
f We would advise our customers to anticipate their f
9) wants. PURCHASE OF US NOW at the old nrice $
and have them laid aside.
H. P. Cahill is in Lodi today,
where he has secured a large plumb
H. W. Moss returned Monday from
Chicago, where he has been visiting
for the past ten day.-..
Jacob Seidel is spending a few
weeks with friends at Buifalo, Pitts
burg and Johnstown, Pa.
Mrs. L. A. Scanes has returned to
her home on Miami st. after visiting
friends in Illinois aud low a.
Louis Schuler, mail carrier, has re
turned from Califoruia, where he
has been spending his vacation.
Mrs. Samuel J. Bender of South
High st., is the guest of her sister,
Mrs. John Gorbach of Barberton.
Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Oberlin and
daughter Esther, of "West Miller a v.,
are guests of Doylestown relatives.
Bert Lord has returned from
Wadsworth where he had been em
ployed as pressman at the Banner
Miss Jennie Brown lias returned to
her home in Greenville, Pa., after a
three week-,' visit with Miss Jessie
Smith, of Akron.
Mrs. Edward Estep and son Frank
of Xew York, left Tuesday for a
week's visit at Cleveland and other
points in Lorain county.
An enjoyable outing is being held
at SilverLake today by a party of
excursionists from Xorth Lawrence
and surrounding country.
Milford Terrass aud daughter,
Clara, have returned to their home
in San Bemando after a three weeks'
visit with Akron relatives.
Harry Greenberger, formerly with
the Blue Front Clothing house, this
city, but now at Shelby, O., spent
Sunday with Akron friends.
B. A. Pollock, Republican candi
date for State Representative from
Stark county of North Lawrence,
called on Akron friends today.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman F. Manthey
of 3()9 E. Crosier st., will entertain
the young people of St. John's Luth
eran church Wednesday evening.
Mrs. L. B. Dela Court of Hamilton,
and grandson, Grover Sohngen, of
Cincinnati, are the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. E. H. Dela Court. 117X. Broad
way. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Greeley of Miami
st., and Mr. and Mrs. Cal Kiplinger
and Master Basil of Harvard st.,
spent Sunday with friends in Smith
ville. A lawn fete will be given at the
home of Mr. John Gorbach at Bar
berton tomorrow night. It will be
for the benefit of Barberton's organ
Tuesday evening at 5:30 at the
Progress Club hall, Miss Ethel,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. P.
Whitelaw, of 114 Jackson st., will be
united in marriage witli Mr. M.
Weiss, of Cleveland.
Bev. W. F. Crispin preached for
Rev. O. J. Stone in Greensburg last
Sunday morning on "Tho Problem of
Crime aud Poverty in Its Relation to
the Christian Church." In the even
ing lie spoke to 300 people on "The
: Notice to the Citizens of Akron :
In order to introduce into all homes in the city of
: Akron in the shortest possible time the use of Natural
Gas, The East Ohio Gas company will give
I A Discount, From the Present Fixed Rates, of
5c For Each 1,000 Cubic Feet.
Of gas used for domestic purposes during the year com
: mencinsr 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
saving in the price of gas will go largely towards the :
: expense of piping the houses and will give the company
: the advantage of having every citizen (even the poorest)
: as a consumer, thus anordmg to an tne oest ana cneap
5 est fuel. To encourage the use of gas by manufacturers,
special rates will be given on application at the office.
It will save you money.
154 South Main Street.
Drink Evil," occupying the pulpit of
Rev. M. M. Rader, of the same vil
lage. Frank A. Spuller, manager of the
shoe department of the Kraus De
partment store, accompanied by his
brother, Richard X., left this morn
ing for a two months' western tour.
They will visit Denver and Colorado
Springs, Col.; Phoenix, Tuscou and
Prescott, Arizona, and Albuquerque
and Roswell, Xew Mexico. They
expect to be much improved in health
before they return.
Mr. H. B. Glad wish and wife, of
Xew Orleans, arrived at the Gibson
house yesterday en route to Akron,
Ohio, says tho Enquirer. Mr. Glad
wish is the stepson of Mr. J. P.
Pereira of Akron, who was killed by
a stroke of lightning last Friday
night. Mr. Gladwish was in business
in Cincinnati some years ago. He is
now conducting a stock exchange in
the Crescent City.
Carpenters Want It to
Constitute Days Work.
Open Air Meeting Held Under Auspices
of Local Union.
Carpenters' union Xo. 84 held an
open meeting at its hall 112 South
Howard st., Monday evening for the
purpose of awakening a new inter
est among the carpenters of the city
in reference to gaining in strength
and numbers sufficient to control the
wage and hour scale.
It is hoped by the union that by
January 1 its membership shall have
been largely increased, and that
definite steps will be taken to make
radical changes in the scale now ex
isting, especially in the number ef
hours that shall constitute a day's
work. Under the present system
carpenters work 10 hours a day.
They want the scale changed to nine
hours, and also an increase in wages.
Special dispensation for the month
of August has been granted the Ak
ron union by the executive board at
Philadelphia, that a number of
new members be secured.
Several new members were secur
ed 'Monday-night, and a number of
short addresses were delivered by
the union carpenters. The attend
ance was not as large as was hoped
for by the union. Another open
meeting will be held about Sept. 1.
Xeal Earl G. Xeal, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Geo. W. Xeal of Fifth ave.,
died Tuesday morning, aged 2 years.
Funeral Thursday at 2 p.m. at the
BuTHKXBERG To Mr. and Mrs.
August Ruthenberg, ISO?' Grant st.,
a daughter, born August 12.
GAS CO. !