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Shot Guns, Rifles
Powder. Shot, Shells. Cartridges,
Revolvers. Fishing Tackle, every
thins in SPORTING GOODS at
Dispensed at oar itora will not
disappoint the doctor. Ask him
about us and by all means follow
HARPER'S Arcade Drug Store.
Geo. S. Dales & Son,
South Wiln St.
VOLUME EIGHT. NUMBER 124
AKRON, OHIO, TUESDAY EVENING. ShPTEMBER 12. 1899.
PRICE ONE GENT
All Cordially Invited
WILL IT PAY?
how we svs&cs:-
In Minds of People
Is Carter's Method
IVI. O'IMEIL. St CO
Akron Free Street Fair
Thinking and Talking of
City Will be. Crowded
For Big Baby
Theone thing foremost in the minds
of Akron people today is the Free
Carnival aud Street Fair which be
gins Wednesday at noou. They
think and talk of nothing else.
The concluding touches to arrange
ments only increase the tensity of
anticipation and the streets will be
crowded with people all day Wed
nesday and until a late hour at night.
A glimpse into the large and splen
did room in which the baby show is
to be held is rewarded by a view of
scenic beauty, whose splendor and
delicacy of design is rich beyond de
scription. The ladies in charge of
decorations have labored studiously
and diligently to arrange the room so
that it will be beautiful, cheery and
comfortable, and they have suc
ceeded. White and green festooning, hang
ing in graceful depending curves
and wreaths, the effect enhanced by
pots of beautiful flowers, and the
situation made cheery by the songs
of canary birds in cages hung about
the room. With walls and floors
white and clean, large, snowy cur
tains on the windows, the room is
lighted and brightened- in every
nook and corner by day and three
large Washington lights at night.
Each light lias a 3,000.candle power.
Hanging baskets of flowers and dec
orations add beauty to the scene,
and delight all who visit the room.
The retiring rooms lack nothing
that conduces either to beauty or
comfort. Arrangements for cooking
baby food, and food to cook has been
abundantly provided. Everything
is arranged, the plans are executed,
scores of babies are entered, and a
big time assured for all who love the
little oues or enjoy their beauty and
smiles. Throughout each session
music of low, murmuring sweetness
will be furnished by several fine mu
The physicians who will take
turns in attending each session of
the show are: A. A. Kohler, A. K.
Fouser, E. B. Foltz, A. E. Foltz, E.
S. Underwood, J. P. Boyd, M. W.
Kapp, O. A. Lyon, G. M. Todd, W.
W. Leonard, C. W. Millikin, II. H.
Jacobs, W. J. Emery, C. E. Norris,
Katharine Kurt, J. L. Shirey, F. C.
Reed, J. V. Cleaver and W. A. Sack
ett. If any of these physicians cannot
attend at the time designated by
them, they have promised Mrs.
Fouser, superintendent of the com
mittee, that they will send a substi
Change in Program.
One change was announced today
in the official program. Achille
Philion's great spiral tower act will
be given each evening at 8:15o'clock
Instead of 10 o'clock. Other changes
may be necessary in order to allow
the immense crowd to safely witness
the free performances. If any are
made a professional crier will be sent
through the fair district making all
During the Street Fair, Main st. is
to be closed to vehicles each evening
after 6 o'clock, until the performance
is over, from the City building to the
Empire house; Market st. from
the east side of Main st. to
Canal st.; Howard st. from Tall
madge st. to the intersection of
Main; Mill st. from Buchtel hotel to
Canal st. H. H. Harrison,
Chief of Police.
- Money to Loan.
At six per cent, one per cent com
mission charged. John Memmer &
Son, room 21 Akron Savings bank
PRESIDING ELDER Rev. J.
G. Schal of this city has been ap
pointed presiding elder of the Ger
man M. E. church for the North
Fair tonight, Wednesday and
Thursday Cooler Wodnpsday in
Great Department Store
flow Many Square FeeH
of Floor Space f
- In connection with the Great Street Fair
$10.00 Worth of Goods
Tickets Free to everybody at store
from this date till Saturday
To Hie person guessing the
feet of iloor space occupied by
will give 810.00 worth of goods of any kind called for. Guesses to
bo recorded only on slips which will be" given to anv one asking for
them at. our store. Only one slip to each person. No one con
nected with store to enter contest. Correct measurement given to
Executive Committee of Street Fair.
IVI. O'IMEIL-& CO
IVI.O'Neil & Co.
Next week, during the
at prices barely covering cost. All visitors at the
Fair are invited to see this display, whether they
purchase or not.
Ratzow Sept. 9, to Mr. and Mrs.
Charles A. Ratzow, 140 Jewett st., a
McGuckin Sept. !, to Mr. and
Mrs. John H. McGuckin, 508 Buch
tel ave., a son.
Kxkin' Sept. 9, to Mr. and Mrs.
Leonard Klein, 824 "West Thornton
St., a daughter.
O'Doxxull Sept. 9, to Mr. and
Mrs. John O'Donnell, Campbell St., a
Wagoxek Sept. 10, to Mr. and
Mrs. E. E. Wagoner, 249 West Mar
ket st., a daughter.
Kkabe-Sept. 9, to Mr. and Mrs.
Paul G. Knabe, 40(i Sherman st., a
Huchtkt Sept. 9, to Mr. aud Mrs.
George Buchtel, 103 LaSalle st., a
Seisdobf Sept. 10, to Mr. and
Mrs. Gus. Seisdorf of Sherman street
extension, a son.
Alterjiatt Sept. 8, to Mr. and
Mrs. Anthony Altermatt, 207 Hollo-
way st., a daughter.
When visiting the great Akron
Free Street Fair, don't, fail to bring
your guests to visit M. O'Neil &
Co.'s great department store. Not
obliged to buy.
The County Commissioners again
considered the project for addition to
the court house Monday. The esti
mated cost of thn improvement Is
St. Vincent's church dinners at
Rapid Transit waiting room during
Street Fair. 25 cents.
night, Sept. 16 at 10 o'clock.
nearest to .the number of square
ihis company in its business, we
days of the
we will offer one thous
We are With You
at the Fair.
Come Early and
i KEEP YOUR
4 ON US
J Watches and
Joseph Parker left
for New York oity.
Of Dealing With the
It Makes the Pious Plati
tudes Fall Flat.
Judge Grant Shows Where the
On the Question of Imperialism
The unreliability of the Adminis
tration newspapers in matters which
touch the policy now pursued by our
government iu the Philippine.-; is
curiously exemplified in the follow
ing article which appeared in the
editorial column of the Beacon
Journal on Thursday last:
"A leading agricultural paper
of the east, the New England
Farmer, which is circulated right
where-the Atkinsonian 'aunties'
are supposed to be strongest, re
cently took a postal card vote on
thn proposition: 'Should the
United States withdraw from the
Philippines?' The result was
overwhelmingly in the negative.
The American people have not
yet reached the point where they
are ready to surrender."
It will be observed that no figures
are here given upon which the reader
can verify the conclusion reached,
these newspapers assuming that
such wholesale statements as "over
whelmingly in the negative" will be
satisfactory to the voter who takes
his political food without inquiry as
to its source or nourishing qualities.
Now let us examine for a moment
some facts which do show what the
farmers of the country thiuk-of the
expansion plan being exploited in the
orient, and which ought, it should
seem, to- furnish some food for
thought to the Administration before
staking its hold on the government
upon so dubious an issue.
And first wo vtill compare the
sources of information :
The. New England Fanner, for
which the Beacon vouches as a
"leading agricultural paper of the
East," is published in Boston, and
the number of its subscribers, ac
cording to the National Newspaper
Directory for this year, is 17,000. We
are not told in the article above
quoted how many postal cards were
sent out, nor yet as to how many
were answered. The only inquiry
propounded appears to have been:
"Should the United States withdraw-
from the Philippines," and this query
is put without condition or limitation
as to when, or why, or under what
circumstances, the withdrawal
should be made. This bald question
presents, of iteelf, no issue of interest
to the American people in regard to
the right or wrong, the wisdom or
the folly, of the policy of the Presi
dent concerning those islands, or the
moral quality of that policy, and can
furnish no clue to the path of politi
cal duty in which the conscientious
citizen wishes to tread.
There is, however, an agricultural
newspaper in New England which
has undertaken to obtain the views
of its readers upon every practical
phase of this matter, with results of
It is published at Springfield,
Mass., and is the '"Farm and Home."
By the same authority, above re
ferred to, it has the largest paid cir
culation of any agricultural journal
in the country, its average number
of subscribers for the year 1898 being
309,429. It -prints both an eastern
and western edition, and reaches
every part of our union. In May
and June last, being at a time when
the Administration policy of. con
quest was apparently much more
hopeful and more popular than it
now is. this paper mailed postal
cards to its subscribers in every
state, containing certain Inquiries
which I will quote later. More than
20,000 responses were received, and
these came from its readers who are
voters. We ought thus to epme to a
fair understanding of the opinion of
the farming community in this re
spect. Each of the questions pro
pounded has a definite meaning,with
a practical bearing upon an issue
which is even now of commanding
importance, and which may not un
likely become tho decisive one of tht
next presidential "election; they ars
questions too.which plainly are levtl
to the comprehension nf the ord
nary citizen, so that tho answers can
be taken as the intelligent convit
tions of those who made them llk-
We have made prepara
tions at our store to en
tertain the public this
week and hope vou will
avail yourself of the priv
ilege. We shall not so
licit you to buy goods,
but shall takegreatpleas
ure in showing you
through the most com
plete line of
Shown iu Ohio outside of
oue or two larger cities.
We believe we qan in
terest you and some day
when you want to buy
something in our line we
shall hope- to see you
HIE L DODGE,
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S.- HoWard S-fc. m
ly to be crystallized into equally in
telligent political action-at the polls
when tho occasion 6hall arise.
One inquiry was:
"Should Cuba be given independ
ence or be annexed to the United
To this the replies were, in favor
of independence 13,199, and. for an
nexation 7,802. This response goes to
show that, the masses of our
people are honest and wish the gov
ernment to keep its word, given by
declaration to the Cubans when
hostilities-were commenced, and that
Continued on Third Page.
When visiting the great Akron
Free Street Fair don't fail to bring
your guests to visit M. O'Neil &
Co.'s !reat department store. Not
obliged to buy.
PERMISSION The City Com
missioners have given the Republi
can Central Committee permission to
use Grace park on Saturday, Sep
Fair Week Only.
I will open a barrel of 20-year-old
sour mash whisky during the fair,
simply as an advertisement. Usual
price. M. J. Murphy,
177 S. Howard st.
INFANT'S DEATH Chas. WTil
kosska,aged two years, of Cleveland,
died at. tho hospital yesterday of con
vulsions. The body was taken to
Cleveland this morning for burial.
$10.00 in Dry Goods to the
largest family attending the
Each member must come
to pur store and register.
The improvements and en
largements of our store is
not yet. completod owing to
the unavoidable delay, how
over, you will get a hearty
welcoinu and will be served
with the usual punctuality.
155-157 S. Howard street.
See the machinery work,
each hour, in our SHOW
Allen-Clark Dm Co,
Leaders Claim Members
iVir. P. E. Werner Ex
plains the Matter. '
Several Letters Showing
of Music Will
Akron, Ohio, Sept. 12, 1899.
To the Editor or the Democrat:
"Unexpectedly I was compelled to
make a change in the official pro-
gram of the fair asalready published
however only as far as the Good-
rich, K. O. T. M., and Foster's bands
'The circumstances wliich made a
change necessary, and the actions of
the managers or leaders of the re
spective bands have been so peculiar
and irregular that I consider it proper
that the public should know the
'After having been appointed
chairman of the Executive commit
tee several months ago, I imme
diately concluded that I would en
gage all the bands located in Summit
county. The bands located at Akron
and known to me, at that time, were
the Eighth Regiment, K. O. T. M.
and Goodrich bauds. I first ap
proached Mr. W. R. Palmer, the
director of the Eighth Regiment
band, and asked him at what price
lie woMd furnish me a baud consist
ing of HO pieces for four days of the
fair. He stated that he would have
to charge $3 per man per day. I told
him that I considered this price too
high that I was of the opinion that
for such services $2.50 per man
per clay was sufficient. He
differed with me on this point, but,
after considering the matter for a
week or ten days, he told ine that he
would -accept my proposition. In
order to have matters properly under
stood I made a contract with him on
August 2, of which the following is a
Akron, O., Aug. 2, 1899.
"Mr. P. E. "Werner, Chairman Ex
ecutive Committee, Akron Free
Carnival aud Street Fair, Akron,
"Dear Sir: I herewith propose to
furnish tho Eighth Regiment band,
30 pieces, for the four days of your
fair, services to begin at noon and to
end at 11 o'clock p.m. each day, sub
ject to your direction, for the sum of
.300. Yours very respectfullv.
W. R. Palmer."
"Accepted, P. E. Werner."
"1 then addressed letters to Mr. A.
G. Ranck, leader of the K.O.T.M.
Continued on Second Page.
Succeeds Rev. W. H. Brightmire
Monday night, at the closing ses
sion ot tno uiiio coniorence, evan
gelical association at Ashland,
Bishop Broyfogel read the appoint
ments of the preachers for tho
Cleveland district li. H. Seegor,
presiding elder; Cleveland, Oakdale,
F. C. Neitz; Madison av., L. 15.
Myers; Akron, J. W. Heininger;
Bath, O..T. Stowe; Marshalvillo, H.
O. Henderson; Lafayette, W. H.
Stump; Wayne, B. XV. Powell;
ISurbnnk. T. Weaver; West Salem,
P. Conklin;. Warren. Pa., Ed Swen
gcl; Wellsvillc, W. H. Gamerts
feldor; Grecnsbnrg, JS. Wengerd;
Wllmot, H. C. Baker! Stark. A. L.
Mullet rth Mmi, P. R. B. Par.
3,000 Iron Chasers
The Leading Suit House
Will Be Brought to Akron on Special
Students of Western Reserve uni
versity and Case School, and college
men in general who wish to go to
Akron on the 23d of September to
take part in and be present at tho
I opening of the Republican campaign
m unio wm in an probability go by
i Dpcidx biiiiu, oit-ya me xit-iiuur. -arrangements
are being made which
' will make this possible. A delesrn-
tiou of Oberlin students will probablv
come to this city to join with the
students from Cleveland. It is ex
pected'that every branch of Western
Reserve university will send a good
delegation at this time. The various
medical schools in the city will also
be well represented.
A letter from S. P. Orth, the chair
man of the Republican reception
committee, states that arrange
ments are being made at Akron so
that college men will feel at home.
and college marching clubs will bo
made features of the day. Judge
Nash has expressed a desire to visit
all college men personally, and if
eeo oaeos ooaeeo eo S9S3G en cce9coso sea 9 oceoeeaaa sot
J Some of the magnificent exhibition booths located on Main st.,
J between Market and Mill sts., are not yet rented. From this day on
they are free to every one, as the preference first accorded to business
men outside of tbo Fair District expired on Thursday, August 31st.
o The charges for the privilege and the booths, including decorations
and light, are exceedingly reasonable. This is a splendid opportunity
for such wide awake business men as will kuo-v how to make the best
of such a rare opportunity. Thousands of people will throng the
streets on the days of the Fair.
The space on the east side of Main St., between Mill and Quarry,
is also at the disposition of the committee. No booths will be erected
there but this space will be rented out to such parties as may wish to
put up tentsgalleries, or any other exhibits of a reputable character,
at a reasonable figure.
The secretary of the executive committee, H. L. Snyder, is now
located in a booth opposite The M. O'Neil & Co.'s store on Main St.,
where applications for space can be made.
P. E. WERNER,
: Notice to the Citizens of Akron :
; In order to introduce into all homes in the city of
S Akron in the shortest possible time the use of Natural
Gas, The East Ohio Gas company will give
a A Discount, From ths Present Fixed Raies, of
i 5c For Each 1,000 Cubic Feet.
: Of gas used for domestic purposes during the year com
i mencing July 1st, 1899, and ending July 1st, 1900.
As the company is making all house connections
; actual cost of materials and labor, it believes that this
; saving in the price of gas will go largely towards the
1 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-
2 est fuel. To encourage the use of gas by manufacturers,
; special rates will be given on application at the office.
a b - Km S3 IS iu issl US
I IS. 3"TF03JO, Prsidnt
Comer Howard $
and Mil! sts. jg
- Brouse Co.
possible a reception of the college,
men willbe provided. There will be
college headquarters and lunches will
When visiting the great Akron
Free Street Fair, don't fail to bring
your guests to visit M. O'Xeil &
Co.'s great department store. Not
obliged to buy.
LIEDERTAFEL dance next
Thursday evening at Music hall.
DON'T FAIL to attend the Lie
dertafel daace .next Thursday; even
ing at the Music hall.
SUPERVISOR The President,
Monday, signed the commission of
Joseph W. Little as supervisor of
census in the Sixteenth district.
FLAG POLES FOR SALE We
have a few of the flag poles left like
those used for decorating the streets
which wis- will sell at half price.
Call at our office or phone 29. The
Hankey Lumber Co.
Chairman Executive Committee.
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