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AitltOiN .AlL,i Ux.ju.UU11AT. l'JUDAY DECEMBER 16
THE DAILY DEMOCRAT
Eiw. 8. Htrtsr Frt W. Girer
Edllon ind Mtntgirt.
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TO TELEPHONE THE DEMOCRAT CALL
FRIDAY, DEOKMBER 15
BUY IN AKRON.
There have been abundant evi
dences of Into Hint tlio business men
and citizens generally of Akron are
awakening to a greater Interest In all
the affairs thataltect tbo Interests of
The great popular Intorest that Is
taken tn the project of annexation; the
general favor with which the citizens
look upon the I'ubllo Hall project;
tho renewed Interest manifested in
the work of tho Chamber of Com
merce), Indicate that the pcnplo aro
in a mood to get togothcr mid pull
If Akron people would not nullify
tho benefits their city Is to derive
from this awakening public spirit,
tlioy must not neglect to impious
upon their Akron frlouda and in Igh
bors tho Importniico of pnironl. lug
Tho Holiday shopping season Is
now woll under way. A study uftlio
splendid bargains ollurnd by Akron's
morchants through tho columns of
tho DEVoaitAT, when contrasted
with tho oifors mado by out-of-town
merchants, Is suniclent to convince
every Akion shopper how profitless
It Is to go elsowhoro to do their trud
Ing. In most casos shonpers who go
outside of Akrou to do their buying
pay more for tho same grado of goods
than aro charged by Akron's mer
chants The prlcoof a single nrtloio may bo
materially lowered nnd tho fact
oxplolted In bold typo and postoisby
out-of-town inorrhaiits who bid
for Akron's t ratio, hut our peoplti
should not bo lurotl Into tho bollef
Hint btcauso somo such loading artl
clo may bo quite, low In price, that
out-of-town prices generally are n.
If Akron buyorB will but load the
advortlsouiouls In today's Di'Mochai'
they will noto that their homo iiiut
oliauts niter those speolul bargains,
An exvuu il way to uinkn Ai.ioii'b
property more valuahlo, nutl Akron's
cltU its moro pronperotis, ,i short
cut to a (Jronter Akron is to do your
buying In Akron, nil tho year 'round.
Till! full text of the "tiuaty" of
iho President with tho Sultan of
Buhl, lias been sent to the Hetintti
and is now publlo proporty. Sup
pose thoUovcriiorof Ulnh, having In
mind tho favors that hnvo , been
extended Ills follow oltlzon, tho Sul
tan uf lulu, should nsk tho President
to make n "treaty" authorizing tlm
practlco of polygamy and slavery In
Utah in exchange for hauling
up the American ling and recogniz
ing Undo Ham's sooa'lgulty: What
Tun many thousand needy tlepcn
tlonts of old soltllcrs who lost their
llvisln tho Civil nutl Spanish-American
wars, anil v. ho luncheon turned
down In their etforts to olitalu a
meagre pension from the gocru
mont, will bo plensed to noto thnt
the Administration docs not quibble
about paying pensions ranging from
C0 to I'J&O a mouth to Ills Highness,
tho Sultan, to Dato Rajah Mmlii,
Dato Attlk, JlnblbMura, Hntljl llittn
and other desurvlng patriots of the
Tub banquet to bo glcn bj tho
Akrou Democratic Club in honor uf
General Jackson on the evening of
January 8, will bo held at the
lluclitel. Somo of tliobestoratorlcnl
talent, state nnd local, that can In
obtained, will tuko part. Tho menu
is first class and the banquet will In
all that could be desired, Local
Democrats should uultu to make the
event a great success.
K you think of ctianglngyoiirhent
lag boiler call on Oberlin ; get prices
on tb Cottage boiler for soft coal,
6fTHADEMil; J) COUNCIL
For a Little
The Land of Windmills.
Sco our south window.
Amsterdam, Holland, is tho
center of thcdinmoml cutting
industry of tho world. This
industry jour by year reaches
tho sum of ono hundred mil
lion francos, and provides moro
than ten thousand poisons
J. B. Storer
116 S.Howard St.
Nothing Is more nccoptnblo
asaXinas present than a pair
We havo them In nil kinds
and sizes mid can lit from baby
On oery thing In the lino of
Press Suit Cases
Shoe and Trunk House I
122 S. Howard St.
Ready at Any Time
To Act On Annexation
Says His Petition Was
Too Much Selfishness and
Responsible For Dclay'ln Annexation
Coimly Commissioner V,. l Killing
was In Akron today. When slum n
copy of tho llencon's article to tho
the ellcot thnt he did not iittond tho
mooting of tho llonid of Commis
sioners Wcdiosilny because ho "wns
not nnxlous to face tho nniieatlou
matter," ho Indignantly denied tho
"For sooral weeks," kit hi Com
missioner Flllliu, today, "traiol nn
the main road between Tuliisburg
Hudson Inn been much Imputed on
account of tho construction of n
brldgo ncrois Tinker's Creek. Tho
brldgo of a temporary roadway that
lind been built ncross the cioolcwns
wnshtd nway by thelnaxy rains and
I was called to Twlssburg Wednes
day morning to attend to It, I so
iititllled the Ilonrd of Commissioners
by telephone. No one hid Intimated
in mo thnt final action on tho niine.
itlon petition to bo taken by tho
llonid that day, and so t tt not foi 1
hat my ubscnte would hlntlci tho
vnrk of the Iloaid.
"If the so-cnlled 'court homo ofll.
clnl' who furnished tint Information
to tho Beacon had been as anxious
to help nlqng tho iinuoxntlon matter
to ncloso as ho has been to misrep
resent my position In tho matter, tho
nnnoxatlon question would have
been settled long ago."
Commissioner I'lUlus says thnt ho
is willing to tako action upon tho
annexation petition nt any time, nnd
has been so willing over since tho
hearing upon tho matter three weeks
"I nm ready to como down to
Akron nt 12 o'clock nt night, If ne
cessary," snld Mr.rlllltis In conces
sion, "Tho responsibility for no ac
tion having been taken on the mnt-
tor beforo this cannot bo saddled
upon mo. It looks to me as If poll
tics and selfishness are largely rc
sooimlhlo for tho delay."
Five Northern Ohio Cars Were Piled
In a Heap.
Tho eost bound Northern Ohio
passenger train duo In Akron nt 1:20
p.m. was wrecked ntCurey 'Ilnirs
day morning. Tho oxpress messen
ger was slightly injured. Flvo
height cars wera henped on the
track. A brokon onglno axle caused
25c Doll Ouggles tOc.
Saturday afternoon, Dec. Ill, nt 2
o'clock, we will sell t!.io Doll lltiggles
for 10c. Salo lasts till all tire sold.
J. J. Ilrnsaeinlo's ro nnd 10c t.toro, 1'.
it. Smith's old stand. No. 118 South
Died in Alabama.
Tho remains of John C. Lefller
who died In lllrmlngham, Aln., Dec.
11, nrrlvod In Akron Friday morning.
Deceased was nged 80 years, 10
months and lil days. Death w aa duo
to pneumonia. Funeral services will
bo hold at 2 o'clock Sunday after
noon at tho Gorman Reformed
church. Interment In Mt. Peace
Major General Now.
Charles Dick tool: tho oath as Ma
Jor (leneral of tho Ohio Notlonul
AN EXCITING LIFE.
Wlij- 11i Clilcnao Olrr nrorvn IIhIf
Tiinici Qultlen Illitd.
"ttosli, Muriel, but that nuz a close
p.limel" cxelnliuetl Uut.li i:Len as ho
iliagBi'tl his worthy spuise out of the
wn of a ttieet en.1 Unit was yet 20 feet
away. ' Tills j er ridcago life Is 'nougli
to ninl.e a innu's U'l.r turn kmj."
'Tuiu giayl" siuirlutl his wife.
"Tnouldii't be so biul ef tliet wux nil
it done. It's decent nun respectable to
lime Kin j lin'r, but when It comes to
ninkln a poor joung gal's h.i'r turn
yaller Jlst on aecotmt of tlio cxcltciucut
uv all tliiM curs nil rnllrtmtls on stilts
mi honllu people tlien's when I say It's
a ftlu to lie; slch lilg cities. I'm n-goln
rlKlit out to 'Mm .lime's house, et I kin
ever llml It, mi stnj right lu It till wo
"How tin j mi know It innkes people's
lia'r turn nlleiV' nsketl Undu Iltieii.
"I nln't iieM'i lienm tell of mil) thing
of tlmt kind."
"Well, 1 sen It with 111 own ejes
IniKtulso I seu It turn blown ngln after
the poor tlenis wuz rei-lod nil stuumer
lu tho couutiy. You know them four
Kils wlmt stnltl all summer oier nt
Cuutln Hlleii'sV When they fust come,
thej'd big blown ejes nn fn'r complex
ion an light jailer lin'r, I'urtj aeon
eory one of 'em's lin'r begin to gei
stnnketl In spots, nn befoie the huih
mtr wuz gone they nil had ilch blown
lin'r. Then I nst one of 'em wlmt inmlo
their lin'r turn In tin n, nti bhe snltl It
wuz nlh's brown, hut tlmt the cxellln
life slto'il been llvlti In Chicago, whnr
shu ltntl to net In a tlicnter cerj night,
mmle It turn jnller. Poor thlngl She
looked so much better nt tlm end of tho
summer thnt I h.'tUi to think of her
comlii hncit to this Brent, wicked city,"
Umle 'Zck'el Wutson wns accustom
ctl to seeing gnuil Hlzwl stpmrts of tup
cnlte, 'Itttloii cat, or Ehnrarlircnd on
tho supper tnblc, and when he had
his tltst plnte of Ice ileum hi it city
luntniiruiit lie looked Willi homo tils
favoi upon tlio mniiiioons and snmll
sponge drops whU.li nieompjiikd It.
"How tlo jou lllto If' asked his
niece, who was dolus tho honors of
the lit) for hei liutle.
"The lee cieuu Is llrst rate," said
Uncle V.ek'el. "1 cull It cttty good.
Hut wheu jou couie to ttiee things,"
lie added, lifting ono of the spongo
"hdj lingers" nnd sunejlng It douht
ftlllj, "l presume to my thej'ro nil
right ennurfti, what theie Is of 'cm,
but theie Isn't enough of 'em; Just
nothing' tint gape and snnllowl"
When I conlner wlmt some hooks
lue thine for thu world nml wlint they
nie doing, how they Iioip up our hope,
anal.cn new couingo nod faith, soothe
pain, glic nil IJenl life to those whose
homes tiro hnnl mill colli, hind logethor
distant nges and foreign Inmls, create
new worlds f beaut jr, bring down
tiutln fiou iieaMii, I glio eternal
bloBslngs for this gift. Jnmes Tres
The Ucrinnus lmo lutiojuced what
amotints to sltve Khor In their east
Africm raloules Laqli nutlu vlllago
mut furnish n certain number of In
habitants to huor for tho Imperial gov
ernment, or plantations or elsewhere
w ilhoiit puy
A man who li overshrswd in hit
bnsinef,srulHtIons Is pretty tnro to Irarn
In the conne of Mine that the work! is
sh'unil enough to protect Itself against
Mm Suuiervllle Journal
Gambling debts are rtrovcrable by
law lu Trance. Spain, Venezuela, uud
In somo cases In Gerjnuay
Dry Goods Store
Tlio very clioico and ft.
now novelties and fancy
goods in largo assortment
Low Prices I
Glovo and Hiuidkor
Collar and Cull'
Storling Silvor Novel
ties of all kinds,
In l.tiRo nsottmoiits, of
Ilk most doairablo, so
liMtleil with great cnio,
estpecinlly for .
Xmas Trade !
Dress Goods, rg
Etc., Etc., Etc.,"
165 and 157
South Howard stroot,
Uv IUI v
HOW P-nOFESSIONAL RAT CATCHSRt
USE THE ANIMALS.
TJivba rierr Bred Ilnsur Tootti4
Little ZlciiHtn Aro HITecllvo AMter
Trnim nutl I'otnon fnllThei Art
Gncrnll Workvd AVHli u Muztle,
"Weasels and ferrets," said a pro
fesxlonnl rat catcher, 'are about th(
same thing. The Imported ferreti
trained to the buIucss aro larger that
tho weasel, thnt Is nil. After 1 nn
through with lat catching I use my fer
rets to hunt rabbits out of brush piles
hay nnd strnw stacks, which Is a prof
Itablo business when rabbits arc
plenty. hat you call rabbits ovei
line we In England call bates.
"When a man once ntaits In ns o
professional rat catcher nnd gets tc
understand training nnd wciklug fer
rets, there Is bucIi an attraction in the
trade that he ueer willingly glcs II
up. It's a profitable business without
too much competition."
"Do the fei rets ever blto you?"
"It's a icrj cnreless and nwkward
man that gets bitten by a trained fer
ret. When one Is bitten by an enrag
ed fenet, the blto Is of a ery seerej
character, extremely painful ami slow i
As the rat cntchcr talked a 0 month '
old ferret, his tlery little eyes glenni
lug like Using gems, was crawling orei
his lap and trying to get In under bli
coat. "This fellow," eald the rat
catcher, "Is ns gentle as a kitten ant
likes to bae his buck rubbed and tc
be catcsscd as well as any cat you evei
sow. Wheu the fenet bites a raft
neck, he knows ctactly whit he Is do
lug, jiiid his front teeth, cutting like
razors, go light through the Jugulai.
"Of course we generally muzzle them
when we send them lu after rats, and
we ulwnjs muzzle them when we send
them lu nfter rabbits. If their teeth
weie at llbeity, they would kill the
first rat or rabbit they met ami would
remain In tho hole sucking Its blood
When we put n ferret Into a house aft
er rats, we stop up all the holes nt the
outside of the bouse except one or two
Otcr these, we plnco bugs, nnd the fer
rets, drlUng tbe game before them,
run the rats Into the bags. We keep
tlio ferret without his ordinary mollis
befoie using him, and this makes hha
keener In his chase.
"It's mlghiy easy to spoil a ferret.
After a young ferret hns been badly
bitten by a tut, ns bumetlnies happens,
jou enu't get him to go lllto a bole
muzzled. Hut when a ferret Is full
giown and bus the skill and courage
tlmt be should have ho Is a holy terioi
to rats aud Is a Mtluahle animal. I
would not sell a well trained ferret foi
$00, the price of a good horse. Buch a
ferret I should be willing to put In a
pit w 1th CO rnts, and he could In n short
time kill every ono of them. Hats are
great llghteis when they are cornered,
but no other nnlmnl of tho saino size
lias as much courage as a ferret oi
"In nnglnntl the largest tenets are
called polecat ferrets nnd are a cross
of tho two animals, which are much
alike. In this country tho wold pole
cat Is npplled to the skunk, an entlrcl
different nnlmnl. Tho word polecat
Is supposed to bo an abbreviation of
I'ollsh cat, and the animal abounds
all over nuiope, Tho nihil; Is much
like the wcnsel, except that It Is larger,
anil many depicilatlous that are at'
trlbutetl to the wettsel are committed
by the mink. All those, animals prowl
by night, nml they frequently go many
miles In search of food, een coming
into tow ns uud the suburbs of cities "
Aiitlt.boii, who wns a clnso student
rf untiiie, was delighted with tho
wtnstl, or Ameilenn ferret. Its long,
flexible bod, Its cttiiiordliinry hiigth
of neck, the closeness of Its ftu, Its
keenness of scent, Its wondeiful agili
ty and quickness of uimeinent, all ex
cited bis ndmlratlnti.
An Auieilcnii writer sajs: "Tho com
mon weasel has sumctluics been
caught and can led ofT by large hawks
nutl owls. Sony was the cxperleuee
of the captor In such eases. He hns
caught a Tartar. Thu captl.o w 111 bite
Into tho shies of the eneinj-, so thnt
both will fall to the ground, tho bird
mortally wounded mid tho weuscl usti
nlly comparatively unhurt.
The wtasel's coinage In defending It
self when attacked by birds of prey Is
universally ndmltted, nor Is It dellcleut
In fierce opposition to dogs nutl cveu
men when Its nest is Im ailed by ei
ther. It usually kills for food, biting
through the head Into tho biiiln with
such oxpertnciH that Its victim enn
iniccly utter u cry of pain. It usunlly
cuts tho bruin llr.it; then the rest of
tlio hotly follows. In pursuing mice,
rats and moles it follows them Into
their runs or holes. A weasel's
pioxlmlty to n poultry jard Is not to
bo deshetl. Hut hi birns, linyrlcks
anil grain stacks It Is decidedly ad
MUitiigeous, as It will surely eitcml
uate or tltlvo nwny rats nnd mice."
Tho wcnsel's ehnrnctcrlstles nro not
ed hi two American saylugs, "Catch
a wcnsel asleep" ami "Sooner trust a
weasel with eggs." Slotles aro told
that u weasel will watch n ben on tho
lit'bt for nn hour, waiting for a fleshly
laid egg. Iiiill.iunpolls News.
CLEVER, BUT SOULLESS.
One Vi!iiit,a New Wr lit W tilth to
ltir Social Debt.
"I don't Inow much of tho ways of
fnslilouablti people," said a youug phy
sician not bug ago, "for 1 am not lu
society, but If mauy society women are
like one I know heio In town I think
I'm safer to bo out of It. It wns not
thu season, but It wasn't so long ngo
but that plenty of people can remem
ber the circumstances. I hud among
my patients nn elderly woman who
lived with the daughter's family. Tbo
daughter llted. If not bejond her
menus, nt least up to tho ery edge,
went out a great deal nud was enter
tained a great deal.
"The mother fell sick with a com
plaint which I knew would proTC fatal.
I did not inform the family till one
day the diughter asked me to tell her
frankly what her mother's condition
wiu and Just how lung sho could live.
I told her that the old lady could not
possibly last more than n foitulght.
She begged mo uot to let anybody
know- bow solicits the case was. She
didn't want her young daughters dis
tressed, she Bald.
"Of con rso I told nobody, and Just a
week after that 1 read In the papers
that Mrs. Dash, tho daughter of pit dr-
Jackets, Capes and Furs
Never boforo in tho history of our business have
wo cut prices in onr Cloak Department this early in
the season, but owing to tho unusual warm weather
in November and December wo aro loft with too largo
a stock. To disposo of the goods rapidly wo have in
augurated a CUT PRICE SALE. This means a saving
of from $1.50 to $5 on every Jacket, Capo or Fur
Garment purchased during this sale.
0 Ladies' black all wool kersey jackets, (j "3 tA
lined throughout P3 D"
?7.50 Ladies' black all wool kersey jackets, C AA
lined throughout J"U
$10 Ladies' black all wool kersey jackets, 'T Cfl
satin lined. t DJ
15 Ladies' kersey jackots, black, bltio,cas- A A A
tor, brown, satin lined ""If
$8.50 Silk plush capes, thibot trimming, d C QQ
lining P J0
$10 Silk plush capes, jet trimming, good T CA
$15 Kersey capes, blue and black, edged alii A A A
around with bear fur, satin lining .'... """
$2.75 Blaok conoy collarettes $1.98
3.50 Black coney collaiettes 2.50
5.00 Electric seal collarettes, astrakhan
yokes, satin lining 3.75
G.00 Electric seal collarettes, astrakhan
yokes, satin lining t 4.50
6.50 Electric seal collarettes, with or without
yokes, satin lining 5.00
10.00 Electric seal or martin collarettes, satin
lining , f .50
12.20 Collarettes 10.00
$3.75 Mink scarfs $2.98
4.00 Electric seal scarfs, 8 tails 3.00
4.75 Black martin scarfs, 8 tails .' 4.00
0.00 Ileal mink scarfs, 8 tails 5.00
Wo have muffs to match every collarette and
scarf and will sell them accordingly. Prices range
from $1.98 up.
Children's sets of ovorv description,
at $1.25, $1.75, $2.50 $3.50, $5 and $6
Wo havo a largor and prettior assortment of
dainty ombroidored and hemstitched handkerchiefs
than over; also a full lino of men's linen and silk
hnndkerchiofs tyul silk mufflers.
Ladies' all linen hemstitched handkerchiefs
at 5c, 10c, 15c, 20c and 25c
Ladies' ombroidored handkorchiofs
at 10c, 12c,15c, 20c, 25c, 35c and 50c
1 lot ladies' embroidered handkerchiefs, em
broidered corners, at 10c each
100 doz. Childron's initial handkerohifs 5c each
Men's handkorchiofs at 5c, 3 for 25c
10c, 12Jc, 15c, 20c, 25c, 35c, 45c and 50c
Mon's linen handkorchiofs, initial 15c and 25c
Men's silk handkorchiofs, initial 35c, 50c, 75c
100 do. Men's juponetto handkorchiofs, silk
initial 10c each
Silk mufllors.whito or colors, 50c,75c,$l,$ 1.25,$ 1.50
Oxford muillors, all colors. .50c, 75c,$l, $1.25, $1.50
See our line of Holiday Goods. No fancy Prices.
A. P0LSKY, 145 S. Howards!.
lug patient, had sent out Imitations
for n largo dancing party, to bo given
on nn evening a fortnight away. My
patient did not ltvo as long as I had
expected. Tho day after sho died I
read In the papers that 'owing to tho
sudden death of her mother XIrs. Dash
had been compelled to recall her Invi
tations.' ''Sho had nevor Intended to give a
ball. She could not havo afforded It,
and sho 'bluffed.' I hae cold slihcrs
ecry tluio I see her." Cleveland l'laln
A man who saw In a sidewalk show
case some steel combs and who won
dered what steel combs could bo used
for found upon Inquiry that they were
used by furriers In combing furs.
There was one of these combs that
looked much like a comb of tho or
dinary knd, coarsq toothed for half
Its leugth and finer toothed the other
half. And then there was one comb
that bad teeth for 'bait ls length, tbo
solid end serving as a handle.
There are other steel combs that aro.
used for a Blmllar purpose, as steel
combs mado to comb dogs with. Tho
dog comb looks somewhat like 'tbo
fine toothed comb In Its general shape,
but It Is larger, toothed on ono side
ouly and coaiser toothed than tho so
called lino comb. The untootbed side
combs of this sort are used on inrious
kinds of dogs, Including, for Instance,
long haired dogs like tho Trench poo
dle. New York Sun.
A curious case of lightning destruc
tion took place at Gatchlna, an Im
perial summer residence not far from
St. Petersburg, where stood a stone
column GO feet high, held together by
Iron angles. When rain fell, more or
less water pentrated the stones In the
Interior of the monument. One day It
was struck by llghfnlug, and Instantly
tho whole column disappeared from
view, killing a lone sentry on guard.
Tbe only explanation Is that tbo beat
of the lightning Instantly generated
steam on coming In contact with soma
of the WLter, and the terrific explosion
In the price of
Until further notice. One
third off for cash. Get one at
once and be happy at
S. Dales & Son,
228 South Mala Street, Akron, O
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