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" Boxing Gloves, Atnletic Goods
All kinds; Guns, Shells, etc. at'
lowest prices. GUNS TO KENT.
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Rose Bud Cream
The best remedy for all rouirnnesii
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AKRON. OHIO, TUESDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 28. 1899.
VOLUME EIGHT. NUMBER 190
PRICE ONE GENT.
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For Summit County
Will be the Decennial
Cost May Amount to
r s Ttvnnfu.Fvn Man Will
Skilled Labor Will be Required Making
Tho decennial appraisement of the
real estate of Summit county, which
will be made during the spring of
1900, will involve an enormous
amount of labor and entail a large
' sxpense upon the county.
In speaking of this matter to a
ing Auditor Sisler said: "I should
think $9,000 would be a fair estimate
of the cost of making the appraise
ment but it may run up to an even
There are 15 townships in the
county, and sixwards in the city of
Akron. This will make a total of 22
regular, land appraisers. The law
provides that the work shall be done
In 60 days. It also stipulates that
whenever the territory for any ap
praiser is too large for the comple
tion of the work in the regular time,
that an assistant maybe appointed.
Auditor Sisler thinks that several
assistants will be' needed. It Is
certaUthat in Barberton and Cuya
hoga Kills extra appraisers will be
"necelsary. Undoubtedly it will take
fwlil.receive $2 per day. Tnis -will
require an outlay for, tho county. of
$50 per day for every day they worki
Auditor Sisler Bays it will be safe to
sount on 90 days to complete the
work instead of 60, so the total cost
of the work of the appraisers will
not be far from $4,500.
The entire county will have to be
replatted and an entire new grand
duplicate for the next ten years made
out. All the plats in the offices of
the Eeoorder and Auditor will have
to be gone over and drawn off for the
use of the appraisers. The work of
making the new plats and maps has
been let to the lowest bidder. J. A.
Gehres secured the contract for
2,400, and only skilled clerks can
i a -
Yet it's impossible to
loo& wing with the
color oT 70 years in
the hair. It's sad to
see young persons
look prematurely old
in this way. Sad be
cause it's all unneces
sary; for gray ha
may always be re
ing For over half a cen
tury this has been the
standard hair prepara
tion. It :s an elegant
dressing; stops fall
ing of the hair; makes
the hair grow; and
cleanses the scalp
$1.00 a bottle. All drujjUt,.
" I have been using Ayer's .Hair
Vigor for over 20 Tears and I can
heartily recommend it to the public
as the best hair tonic in existence."
Sirs. G.L. A l.vrtinov,
April M.ltsw. Ector, Ter.
It Ton do not obtain aU the benefits
So. expected from the -Vigor, write
B Doctor about it. Addres i,
DE. J. C. AYEE,
132 Sofith Howard St'.
beemployed. The newplatsin the
Auditor's books will be made of egg
shell mounted paper,. making it pos
sible to plat upon both sides of the
sheet. The old books made ten years
ago were only platted on one side,
making the books bulky and un
wieldy. The Auditor estimates that
$400 will cover the cost of. the books
and platting material and sundries.'
Another item of expense is the ex
tra clerk hire allowed the Auditor
for the work. Two extra clerks will
be employed. The law allows the
Auditor an extra 25 per cent each de
cenial appraisement. This amount
will not be far from $900.
In speaking of tb,e work in general
Auditor Sisler said: "Many of our
appraisers have done similar work in
previous years, and aU are intelli
gent men. I expect that they will
be able to do their work accurately
May Again be Given by
Preparing to Observe Jackson Day
A special meeting of the Akron
Democratic club will be held at
Headquarters on Howard street to
night. It has been suggested that the club
give its second annual banquet on
Jackson Day. and action in this re
gard will be taken tonight.
A large attendance is desired at
The Jackson banquet last winter
was one of the most successful events
of the kind held in the history of the
TO SOUTH AFRICA
Has C. H. Loomis Shipped Material
For Electric Plant.
Within a few days O. H. Loomis,
electrician and dealer in electrical
supplies will ship a large switch
board to Johannesburg, South Afri
ca, where it will be used in the plant
to be constructed there by the Dia
mond Match Co.
This switch board, which will op
erate two machines, is the last piece
of an entire outfit for lighting by
electricity, which Mr. Loomis has
shipped to Johannesburg,-
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I ItIuuu . JUAuu
Was Petition to Vacate
North Forge Street.
The Matter Not Even
Discussed by Council.
The Street Is Also to be Im
Time Wanted In Firemen and Police
Those chiefly interested in the con
tention between Bobinson Bros. &
Company and Brewer George J.
Benner, relating to the vacating of a
portion of North Forge St., met Mon
day afternoon and agreed upon the
following proposition, which was
read at City Council meeting Mon
day night and accepted :
"To the Council and City Commis
sioners of the City of Akron:
"We hereby propose and agree, in
the event of the improving of North
Forge St., from the railroads, east to,
Arlington st.,- upon the plan pro
posed by the Street committee and
engineer' to pay our pro
portion, by foot frontage, of the cost
of grading and curbing the same ; the
said improvement to consist of slag
ging the street to grade with slag
covering, curbing with stone, and
constructing cinder sidewalks; all to
be done by private contract, under
the direction of the City Engineer.
The city to give us permission to at
once extend the present switch in
tbeNprth Forge St. to the east line
of tqur.shop, and' to permit us to oc
cupy a strip 8.92 feet in width, in
front of our said shop, for the pur
pose'of extending said , switch, and
making the necessary change for
clay dumps. The track to be en
closed with a suitable fence.
"The Bobinson Bros. & Co.,
"B. W. Bobinson, Ssc.
"George J. Benner.
"Akron, O., Nov. 2T, 1899."
All petitions tmd remonstrances
referring to the above matter were
ordered filed. The Summit County
Agricultural association remonstra
ted against the vacating of the
street, but Mr. Paul said that in a
conversation with Mr. E. A. Hershey
of the association, the latter said
were the width of the street.between
curbs, maintained at 83 feet, and the
sidewalks at 84 feet, entrance to the
fair grounds would not be much
damaged. It is understood that these
dimensions will be' observed.
It was stated that in event of im
provements and changes specified,
the number of men employed at the
Bobinson Bros. & Company's plant
will be increased 25 per cent, and
Mr. Benner will employ 65 more
A motion'that the City Solicitor be
instructed to prepare an ordinance
for the vacating of. that -part of the
street in question was carried.
The City Clerk was directed to
publish notice of vacating the street.
Moved by Mr. Paul that the City
Commissioners enter into a contract
with Bobinson Bros. & Company and
Mr. Benner in the proposition sub
Councilman Paul, of the First
ward, chairman of the Street com
mittee, is being given a great deal of
credit for bringing about the friend
ly adjustment of the controversy
concerning the vacation of Forge st.
It was at Councilman Paul's sugges
tion, that the compromise straighten
ing of the Forge st. lines was adopt
ed in a manner that benefited both
parties to the controversy, and which
assures to the people the immediate
improvement of Forge st. The plan
which was concurred in by the
Council last night was brought to
the attention of Mr. Benner and the
Bobinson Bros. & Company, by
Councilman Paul, representing the
Council, and Attorney C. S. Cobbs,
representing the Valley Bailway
company, at a conference Saturday,
and was finally agreed to just before,
the meeting of the Council last
The proposition to vacate Forge
st. was one of the most delicate ever
before the Council, as it. assumed a
form which meant that Akron might
lose a valuable industry either way.
Council is to be congratulated for
the amicable adjustment that has
Another benefit that accrues to the
people is that Forge st. will bo iin-
Walsh Block, with the
stock of F3! AffSBOS ever shown in Akron.
Cordial invitation to old friends as well as the
public generally. Call and see me.J
O. H. IVlARtTi
New Walsh Block
proved. The fact that the hydraulic
race fronts upon the street on the
entire north 6ide betve n the rail
roads and Arlington st. would have
made the time of the improvement
very uncertain but for the proposi
tion of the Sewer Pipe company to
improve at its own expense.
Ordinance to nmend section 484 of
Bevised Ordinances, relating to
width of sidewalks, so that for
streets 99 feet wide the sidewalks
shall be 29rf; for streets 66 feet wide
sidewalks 15; streets 56, sidewalks
15; streets 50, sidewalks 11; streets
45, sidewalks 9g; streets 40, side
walks 8. Passed first reading.
To estimate cost of improvingEast
Market St., from High st. to Buchtel
av. B. S. Paul, Cornelius Hallinan,
To estimate cost of improvingEast
Market st. from Buchtel av. to Case
av. Cornelius Hallinan, B. F.
Clark, B. S. Paul.
Tho Street committee asked for
more time in which to prepare its
report relating to the grading of Mill
St., between Main and Howard, and
the Fire and Water committee is not
ready to report on the Firemen's pe
tition for an increase of salary.
Nothing Said-Aboul Policeman.
The Policemen's petition for an in
crease of salary was not mentioned.
Both the petitions of the Fireman
and Policemen for an increase will
be considered later.
To Improve Wolf Street.
An ordinance to improve -Wolf st.,
from Wooster av. to Thornton st.,
A general petition asking that
Cobb st. be graded from Wooster av.
to Fink st., was read by the City
Mr. Paul Citizens on Center st,
complain about the telephone com
pany's not filling in a hole, leaving
dirt piled on the street; citizens on
Arlington st. want the railroad
bridge looked after it's reported in
bad condition. Mr. Paul also asked
that an ordinance be prepared, pro
hibiting the habit of spitting in
streetcars. Beferred to Ordinance
Mr. Sorrick "I would like to have
the ordinance prohibiting the scat
tering of paper on the streets en
forced. Especially has the habit
become a nuisance on Howard st."
Mr. Homan Sidewalk in front of
Empire Houge bad; citizens com
plain about the filthy condition of
Howard and Main sts. on Sunday
would like to have streets swept late
Mr. Thompson Citizens on Allyn
St., between Exchange and Torrey,
want mud holes in street filled up;
citizens on Voris st., east of the
railroad, want gutters cleaned out;
Wilkofsky Bros.' junk dealers, occu
pying too much of the street on
South Broadway, between Chestnut
and Cedar; the iron fence on south
west corner of Buckeye and Ex
change sts. built to the curb line of
Buckeye st. and on the southeast
corner a telephone pole is in the cen
ter of the curb line; at several places
on south side of East Exchange st.
telephone poles are in the sidewalk
line of cross sts.
Mr. Amer Citizens complain of a
pile of dirt on Brown st. near Bow
ery ; very few electric lights south
of. Exchange st. and east of Main st.
Chief of Police Harrison explained
that police officers make reports of
lights that don't burn regularly, and
the deficiency is deducted from the
pay of the electric light company.
Over New Line.
The Bapid Transit Co. completed
its new route to Cuyahoga Falls Sun
day and the first cars were run over
the now track last night. Supt. C.
A. Bfen says the new route saves ten
minutes in. a trip to or from the
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine
Tablets. All druggists refund the
money if it falls to cure. E. W.
Grove's signature is on each box. 25c
will open up in the new
largest and finest select
A Highway is a Rail
C. &. P. Road Will Tunnel Track at
General Superintendent Crlbben
of the C; ' P. B. B. and Attorney
Brooks of. Cleveland, were in Akron
Monday and held a conference with
the Board of County Commissioners.
The subject under discussion kept
the parties? nearly all day and had
reference.' to a railroad crossing at
Macedonia At that point the C. &
P. company have graded their road
and their track is about six feet
above the'road level. The company
has offered to tunnel the track at an
expense of $8000 providing the com
missioners will vacate a nearby road
crossing. Jffhe highway referred to
is a diagonal road upon which only
two houses' are located. The ques
tion of 'closing this road constitutes
the "bonebf contention". No action'
has been) taken,
Had a Big Meeting at
Akron Last .Night.
Entertained State . Officers Enj'oyed
The quarterly review of the sixth
district of the K. O. T. M. was held
Monday night in McPherson hall.
The distrist embraces Cuyahoga,
Portage, Wagne, Stark, Medina and
Summit'counties add about 600 mem
bers were present.
At 7 o'clock, headed by the
K.O.T.M. band, the visitors marched
to the Buchtel hotel and escorted
Great Eecord Keeper Ed L. Young,
of Norwalk; Great Chaplain A. C.
Lohmanof Cleveland, and Auditor
L. E. Sisler, Past Great Commander
and Commander of this district, to
The team of the Akron tent, No.
126, initiated soyon candidates.
Short talks were made by represen
tatives of the 28 lodges in the dis
trict, which was followed by ad
dresses by Great Chaplain A. O. Loh
man and Great Becrd Keeper Ed L.
Young. A sumptuous banquet was
served. It was 11:45 o'clock before
the final hand shakes wero given.
Grand dance.given by the German
Military association Thanksgiving
eve, Nov. 29, at Liedortafel hall. Ad
mission 25 cents per couple.
Summer Resort For Akron People
The Valley Bailway company just
acquired title to the two acres of
land of the Summit Grove company,
formerly known as Cottage Grove.
It is the intention of the railway
company to improve and beautify
the place for a first class picnic
ground next season. A flue new pa
vilion will be ereoted and new boats
will be put upon the Beservolr. Next
season will find the place much
changed. It will be an ideal snm
Card of Thanks.
We desire to express our thanks to
our frieuds and neighbors, the Dia
mond Bubber company, and all those
who so kindly assisted us in our
great bereavement in the loss of our
dear wife and mother; also for the
beautiful floral offerings.
Mr. T. B. Pearce and Family.
BABBER SHOPS CLOSE All
union barber shops in Akron will
close all day Thursday. Heretofore
they have taken only a half holiday
Through a Window.
The "Taylor Stock Com
And Made an Air Line
For Cuyahoga Falls.
The "People's Theatre'
Called a Fake.
Proprietor Arrested For Jumping a
Several days ago the "Taylor
Stock Company," consisting of Mr.
Harry Thomas Taylor, came to town
and advertised a "grand re-opening"
of Assembly Theatre.
All through the state of New York
did Mr. Harry Thomas Taylor,
attempt . to entertain the 'peo
ple . with the '"greatest show on
farth." His plan was to go to a
city, secure a hall, 'make a bluff at
fixing it up, advertise heavily the
fact that his plan had "come1 to
stay" and was to be run in the inter
est of the people.
Stir actors in the vaudeville world
would be advertised and the opening
night would be the event of the year.
But when opening night came, as it
came last night in Akron, bringing
with it good crowds, Mr. Taylor
would announce with considerable
reluctance that a telegram had just
been received, stating that the star
attractions had "missed connec
tions" and couldn't arrive, but that
the rest of the program would go -on
"as advertised." Ultimately, if,peo
ple were drssatisnecl wfJb''tHe"PedV
pie's show, conducted by Mr. Harry
Thomas Taylor, showman, all they
had to do was to call upon the gen
tlemanly lord of the box office, get
their money back, and "go soak their
heads." But the money wouldn't
be given back. It wasn't given back,
in Akron last night.
Recently, according to information
that has been told Sheriff Kelly,
Taylor has been playing put of New
York state, having audiences, in
Minneapolis, Minn., Patterson, N. J.,
and Pittsburg, Pa. He struck Akron
a short time ago, with a glad smile
on'his face and about 30 cents in his
pocket. He came here from Cleve
land. Stopping at the Empire House,
he lived like a man of fashion, and
gave his attention to "flxing7Up"
Assembly hall, which he christened
the People's Theatre. The interior
of the building was whitewashed;
other repairs were made, and today
Mr. Taylor owes bills to the per
formers of the work. He deceived
the people and well, finally the
people turned and kicked Mr. Taylor,
penniless, out into the Great Ameri
can out doors.
And It was at Akron that the peo
ple first got "onto hi3 game."
The People's Theatre was opened
in Akron Monday night. A crowd
of about 300 people was pre3ont. Ad
mission 10, 15 and 25 cents 0 big
acts and a big time for old and
young. It was accounted a $75
Bussell Bros., the famous com
edians, now showing in Pittsburg,
were advertised but Mr. Taylor
said "they missed connections and
were obliged to goon without them."
He said this, and for a time it looked
as though death would come, to his
relief. The people's cravlng.for fun
and a good time was not appeased
HARD ON TRAVELER.
Nerly Killed by Coffee.
"It is hard to teach a traveling
man that coffee don't agree with him.
I had the fact forced on me pretty
"I have been connpated .with an
important coffeo house in New York
and accustomed to diinking a great
deal of coffeo.
"My stomach got so bndly out of
order that I thought for a time I
would not live. The heart was also
involved, and gave so much trouble
that I was afraid to drop off' to sleep
fearing that I would never wake up.
"The cause of the trouble was riot
known until my attention was called
to it by reading about Pdstum Food
Coffee. I dropped the coffee at once,
and have since been drinking nothing
in that line but Postum. Tho results
havo truly surprised me. I am on
the road traveling, and carry a
package of Postum wherevor I go.
Since using tho Postum Food Coffee
(eight months) my stomach and
heart seem to bo in a perfeof statoof
health, and I have gained over 26
pounds. I havo recommended It to
a score of friends and have been
thanked by them repeatedly." B.
E. Frear, Tuukhannock, Pa. -
M. O'lMEIl- & CO.
Extraordinary exhibit and sale of rugs-.',.
imported from India and Turkey ..-.'
Also very special low prices on 2,000,
Wilton and Smyrna Rugs largest- ex
hibit' of rugs we have ever made...'.'. . .". '..
with the performances of two trapeze
artists, a slack wire walker and two
cake walkers. Then the orchestra
didn't please the crowd, either. It
consisted of one amateur "fiddler,"
who attempted to extract musical
notes from a diseased and "melan
choly violin. Instead of harmonious
strains, the.3 noise produced sound
ed more like tho bravine of a
hoarse mule nine miles up the Cuya
hoga valley toward. Pe'ninsula. f
"Choke itott! Choke it off!" yelled
the disgusted crowd, but the fiddler
kept a-going like an eight-day clock.
He played "Home, Sweet Homo,"
"My Grandfather's Clock," and'
"When You and I Were Young,
Maggie." His only stop would be
when he got interested in the action
of the performers and forgot himself,
"Cut 'er loose there pard,y would be
heard from the performers and again
the lone fiddler would saw off:
"Mother, Willie's Feet are Sore:j
and He Wants a Sleep."
Well, the crowd just wouldn't put
up with such a swindle. Some citi-1
zens laid aside their dignity and also
their coats, and bolted like the war
edition of a" Western 'cyCJone for the
stage precinct's. They'wanted to
talk with Taylor, but when they ar
rived behind the curtain thatindi
vidual wasn't there. He was ex
tensively gone; he was aggravating
ly seldom; he had jumped through a
window and was then en route for
Cuyahoga -Falls, traveling at a speed
that would beat an A. B. C. car.
People then hustled to the box office
for money. Taylor had told them to
get tickets for Tuesday night as pay
for their disappointment, but tickets
were not wanted. Cash wasn't
returned, however,. and officers were
put on the track of the fleeing Taylor.
An affidavit was sworn to by the
Empire House management, in Jus
tice Hoffman's court, accusing Tay
lor of attempting to defraud it out of
a board bill for $15.50. The warrant
was placed in Sheriff Kelly's hands
and the officer started at once for
Cuyahoga Falls, that being the di
rection taken by Taylor. The sheriff
caught sight of his man about three
miles from Akron, and getting off
the car, had no trouble in capturing
Taylor and bringing him back to the
city. Taylor was placed in the
county jail over night, and "was re
leased this morning upon payment
of his bill at the Empire House.
George E. Dyke of Buffalo, N. Y.,
who Is in the city, recognized Tay
lor as the man who had faked audi
ences In New York state. He com
municated with Bussell Bros., the
commedians, relating to Taylor's
saying he had secured them for bis
show. They denounced the state
ment as a fake, and it is said will
bring action against Taylor for fraud
ulently using their names'in connec
tion with such ai'bum" show.
Other members of the Taylor Stock
company, are slowly, wearily and
sadly wending their way toward
Will Give a Eree Show.'
Taylor told the Dejtocbat this af
ternoon that ho will give a free show
to the people at Assembly Hall to
morrow night to vindicate h Imself .
The Oxford Musical club of Bos
ton, Mass.," will appear at the Grand
Opera House, Wednesday evening,
November 29, as tho fourth event of
the Star Course series. This is one
of the most popular musical clubs of
New England, and execute a superb
program consisting of vocal and in
Miller Novomber 24, to Mr. and
Mrs. Ira G. Miller, 10S Turner St., a
Ebeniioech November 26, to
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Ebenhoeoh, 117
Allyn st., a son.
MI IH IDS
"Why. not facilitate matters by
procuring one of those new.
Just arrived. THEY ARE
And everything Ini y
. . 4&rar3QS3
J. P. HALE
Jeweler and Optician.?
154 South Main-Si:
PERSONAL AND SOCIAL
Chas. B. Baymond left Saturday
for Atlantic City, where he will' join
bis wife and children and Mrs. Geo.
C. B. Horn of Lorain, O., spent
Sunday with Officer and Mrs. J. At
Campbell, 103 Charlotte st.
Bichard Griffiths, formerly choris
ter at the. First M. E. church,, re
turned to his home in Rochester,Pa. j
Monday after a visit with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Griffiths, 105
Miss Florence C. Burr was the
guest of friends in Cleveland Sun
day. Bev. Ira A. Priest, president of
Buchtel college, left for New York
Sunday. . '
Wm. Happock returned to -his
hdme in Mingo, O., Monday, after a
pleasant visit here.
C. D. Honodle returned from Chi
cago Saturday night.
Bev. J. H. "W. Blake and daughter
are visiting in Cleveland today.
Mr. Henry "Wingerter of Halo was
married to Miss Katie Scudder of
Barberton by Bev. C. E. Ewlrig at
his residence Thursday evening
Nov. 23' at 8 oclock.
Chamberlain's Pain Balm Cures Others, Why -Not
My wife has been using-Chambor-
Iain's Pain Balm with good results,
for a lame shoulder that has pained
her continually for nine years.- We
have tried all kinds of medicines
and doctors without receiving' any
benefit from any of them. One day
wo saw an advertisement of this
medicine and thought of trying it,
which wo did with the best of, satis
faction. She has used onlyone bot
tle and her shoulder is almost well.
Adolph L. Mlllett, Manchester, N.
H. For sale by all druggists. E.1
Stelnbacher & Co., wholesale agents
Don't miss the dance given by the
German Military association tomor
row evening, Nov. 29, at Tjiedertafel
hall. Admission only 25 cents per
THE WEATHEB: '
Fair tonight and Wednesday,
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