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AKRON DAILY DEMOCRAT. TUESDAY DECEMBER 19
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THE BOER WAR CHIEF
GENERAL P1.T JOUBEFtT AND
BRILLIANT FEATS AFIELD.
Tlirre Hnccraalver Victories Iti (ho
Wnr at 1SSI Ho AToltlcd Illii'iilurx
Wlille 111. Voo F11 Into TUeui-lIU
ICopyrlsht. 1500, liy G. I Kilmer.
T IS 110 less a
surprise to the
the liters liavo
a real i:c:icrnl
than that they
have n array as
well ns tha sub
lime audacity to
beard the Brit
ish lion In the
full panoply of
his martial pow
er. Tho affairs at
whero the Brit
ish (ell down in 1831, were not military
accidents, as tho defeated sldo uotilil
have tho world believe. Tho English
troops went Into It then expecting to
scatter a rabble. They met Cicncral
Plet Joubert and his Boer riflemen,
who outgeneraled and outf ought them,
and the scattering was all on tlioli' own
Wlso old Gladstono saw after Mnjti
ba IIIU that It would cost llugland
more to conquer tho Boers than nil the
tax revenue from tho Transvaal would
nmount to In 100 years, so ho called oH
the army nnd spared England the Im
pending shamo of defeat and an ap
palling death rolL When it comes to
the supreme clinch, all depends upon
the man behind the gun, but the man
behind the army regulates the clinch;
benco It Is of first Importance to hae
a general. Later biographies of Gen
eral Joubert, tho directing mind of the
South African force In tho remaiKablo
first, blows at Britain's power, e.ill him
an American. It is said that lie rcrrcd
under Dupont early In the clll nnr
and afterward commanded a company
of colored troops.
But If Joubert was a civilian -general
to begin with that is no reason why
great things should not be looked for
In campaigns directed by him. One
of the, cleverest strategists as well as
hardost lighters of tho Confederate
army was the civilian Forrest. With
seldom more than 6,000 men he balked
Federal armies and ruined campaigns.
Joubert need do no more than that
against the British and still show
genius and perhaps win tho day with
out a great battle.
Names are Immaterial, and If it was
not generalship it was something akin
to It ulilcli Joubeit displayed when ho
beat the British and won Boer liule
pcudencu In 1SJS1. tt was a rapid, litis
tiles csmpaign of'but few week?, but
the British lost at cveiy point. There
were good chauces for blundering, but
only the Eugllsh took advantage of
them. T'hfy blundered everywhere
Joubeit inndo no mistakes.
In the veiy llrst engagement, Brontc
hoirt tSprult, tho Biltish, numbering
SCI trained men from tho gurrison,
weio met In tho open by au equal num
ber of Boers, who disputed their inarch
tonard l'retorla. Considering the
length of the engagement, an appall
ing number of British were killed and
wauuded and tho rest captured. It was
a plain euso of annihilating an tinned
The strategy for the Boers In 1SS1
consisted In cutting off or Isolating the
ISrHl.h gaulsous In tho Tittnsvii.il nnd
keeping the outsido troops beyond tho
border. Both ends weio uccompllshcd
with nuirvelously little loss to tho
Boers. As in 1 800 so in 1881 General
Joubert looked llrst to the occupation
of I.alngsuelt, a tableland nci0s-s which
runs tho road from Natal Inti tho
Transvaal. Oenoral Blr (ieu ,c Col
ley was advancing from Natal id tho
Nek wlfh 1,000 British tioopi Tho
road at that point passes between
Majuba Hill and uuother height '.',000
feet from Majulm. Joubert's men Hero
posted upon both hills, and General
Uollcy advanced to the attack In broad
daylight. He struck at Joubert's left,
on the secondary height, thinking that
If he carried It he would command the
pars. Two detachments were assigned
to the work, one to attack the height
and the otuor u ildgo continuing from
The British general supposed tbat
the double attack would divide tho
Boers and that his columns could keep
In touch and win an easy victory. Hut
this was what happened: .loubert
smashed the column, consisting of cav
alry, which attacked the height, In a
twinkling, hurling It back lu a panic
upon the Infautry which was to make
the supporting attack on the il'lge.
The Boers wcro not hurt at nil and con
centrated tbclr file ipon tho British
Infantry, which asrehed up tho slope
In gallant order. The British gained
the crest, where, exhausted by their
ey roba confinement of all pain and danger, and
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cuiud, they were charged by the fresh
Boers and driven down the hill at tho
point of tho bayonet.
There was ample room at Lalngs
nek for n green general to blunder.
Had the Boers rushed after the retreat
ing cavalry, following up to the Arm
lines of Infantry, there would liavo
been a stand up light In tho open, in
which failure on the part of the Boers
would hare been fatal. But Joubert
Itclil them In and mado the English
waste their strength in climbing the
bill under Ore.
After Lnlngsnelc the situation was
much the same as It has been In this
war. General Colley held on at the
Nek awaiting re-enforcements. His
communications with the bask In Natal
wero open to Boer ra'Sers, and he
marched back with COO ,ops to patrol
the road and keep It cv-n for tmsplles
and support to reach blm. TSie Inge-
no river was a critical poly, and tho
urltlsn marshaled therein full strength.
Before they could prepare for defenso
Joubert attacked with vigor, and tho
battle lasted until night closed In. Un
der cover of datLness General Colley
retreated, leaving his dead and heln
sssslly wounded to tho mercy of Jou
bert The casualties In the three fights
at Bronkuorst Spruit, Lalngsnek nnd
Ingogo Itivcr show on which side tho
generalship lay. The British loss foot
ed up 230 killed and 350 wounded
against IT killed and 35 wounded In
the Boer ranks. In view of the British
and Boer ofilclnl returns up to tho close
of tho hardest fighting before Lady
smith, thefco figures are significant.
The battle losses of the British In Octo
ber wcro fully 1,100 killed and wound
ed according to reports filed In Lon
don. The reports from Pretoria show
DO Boers killed and 200 wounded. In
tho long run the palm of generalship
lies with the leader who gets tho lar
gest return on the smallest Investment.
Joubert shut his enemies up at all
points with a loss of one to four In
At Majuba Hill Joubert was outgen
eraled at the start, but recovered his
grip with remarkable celerity and
vigor. Tho British took advontngo of
tba trusting nature of the Boers nnd
stretched tho moral law. -There -was
a truce on, and proposal for peaceful
settlement bad been sent Into tho Boer
lines. Through nofault of President
Kruger answer was delayed beyond
tho hour named, but General Joubert
is a man of peace when possible, and,
believing In tho good faith of General
Colley, ho massed his troops In camp,
leaving Maiubn Hill unoccupied. Gen
eral Colley climbed to the summit In
tho night with a strong forco nnd at
daybreak looked down upon tho Boers
In the plain below. Tho hill on the
sldo of the Boers was rocky and pre
cipitous, and tho situation was like
that at Little Bound Top, Gettysburg,
only worse for the Boers. Tho Con
federates at Gettysburg had a better
chance to drive the Federals from tho
key to the Held than had Joubert to
get .Majuba IIIU from the British. But
the day was lost to tho budding Trans
vaal republic unless Joubert retook
the hill at once. Nerve is a sine qua
lion for u general on the field, and that
Joubert displayed on tho Instant at
Majuba Hill when he saw the British
flag flying from the summit. Thcro
was no way of getting n column to
mount the rucky face of tho hill. But
tho Boers arc as sprightly ns tho cham
ois of the Alps, and Joubeit ordered
them to climb that hill to tho cover
of the brink And from thero open on
the enemy. What could bo accomplish
ed at long rango was done, and the
British found that the hill was safer
at n distance from the brink than it
was close to the edge, where the Boers
could be watched, so tbey fell back to
safe positions and loft tho Boers to
Suddenly hundreds of Boer rifles
opened on tho British from points of
vantage on the summit. Although tho
British were sheltered by rocks and
tldgcs of earth, the bullets struck
home, and Genernl CoIIey's men began
to grow shaky without so much as see
ing an enemy. A British chnrgo was
proposed, but General Colley thought
best to wait until tho Boers got eicltcil
and rushod from cover. But when that
time came It was .too late for the 'Brit
ish. Tho Boer ruth was n tide not to
bo stemmed, nnd so Majuba Hill
stands as a monument to tho martial
gonrus of General Plot Joubert and a
freedom giving victory.
Even If Joubert Is not an American
product ho Is known to many Ameri
cans, for ho visited this country In
lbDO. One of the stories told at a re
ception given blm by the Holland soci
ety In Now Vork Illustrates bis charac
ter, When the leaders came together
after Majuba IIIU to sign a treaty of
pence, tho British leader said to Jou
bert: "1 never expected to mako peace
with you, Blr."
"How soV" said Joubert,
"Because," said tho Bilton, "I In
tended to dilyo you from tho country
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oi women nave found MSB fl EI
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and scttlo with those who wcro left."
"Well, sir," was tho sharp retort,
"had It como to that pass 1 would have
led away all my countrymen I could
ami killed those who wanted to stay
Joubert tells a story to lllustrnto his
contempt for Brltlib rnnrksmnnstilptn
rivalry with that of his followers.
"When I was a boy," ho says, "an
English regiment was quartered on
our farm. One day three hartbeests
sprang from the veldt, nnd half the
regiment shot at tbem and missed. I
nnd two other lads brought our rifles
to the shoulder and iacb brought down
n beest. Tbaf s Juat he way we now
bou the Iingllsh."
WAR'S AWFUL CARNAGE, DEPICTED
BY STARTLING FIGURES.
War Was Pcndlttat In the Daya of
Club and Spear Terrlblo Strnsslca
With the Smoothbore Mnaket and
llaronet Loaaea lu the CUU War,
ICopyrlEht, 1SS9, by O. U Kilmer.
uAc may be
called tho blood
iest battle? Is
that tho bloodi
est whero the
aggregato of vic
tims of blood
letting is great
est or where tho
victims to the
total number en
gaged Is great
est? It Is In tho
last case that a
man takes the
themselves on going Into bottle with
the thought that nt the worst they
have nine chances out of ten in favor
of escape from bullets. But It Is not
necessary to go further than oar chll
war to find many battles where the In
dividual had but four chances out of
It "really depends upon what Is con
sidered real warfare, this matter of
bloody battling. Some battles are sim
ply slaughters. At Marathon 10,000
Athenians killed 0,000 Persians out
right on the field and lost but 102 in
their own ranks. Armlnlus, on the
banks of the Llppe, slaughtered the
legions of Crcsnr, leaving a legacy of
horrible names holding to this day, llko
"Bono Lane," "Bono Brook" nnd
"Slnughtcr Kettle," a valley. It was
this frightful event which led Cmsar to
wall, addressing tho vanquished gen
eral, "Bring back my legions, Varus!"
Out of the 00,000 Normans led to vic
tory at Hastings by William the Con
queror 1C.000 were killed, and at Blen
heim, field of "famous victory," whero
Louis XIV staked tho prize of univer
sal dominion, tho vanquished French
lost 12,000 killed, while Marlborough
lost but COOO.
These examples nre taken from tho
days of battleax and club and spear.
Since the introduction of gunpowder as
a factor in warfare records have cither
been better kept or more sought after,
nnd a fairly good average of percent
ages may bo given to support tho claim
of any battle for honors In ghastllnets.
In tho seven greatest battles of the sev
enteenth century, when the masses car
ried muskets and pikes, the average
casualties were 20 per cent, so that
each man stood but four chances In
Ave of escape. Tho figures given for
casualties may Include prisoners, but
In those days heavy surrenders were
not common. The exceptionally bloody
battles of the period wore Lutieri, 1032;
Bocroy, 1043, and Scneffe, 1074. At
Lutzen 31,000 Imperialists lost T,00u,
and 20,000 Swedes lost 11,000, a total
of 18.000 out of 01,000, or 35 per cent.
At Itocroy 22,000 French lost 4,000,
whllo 27,000 Spaniards lost 13,000, be
ing totally defeated by the great Con
de. At Senarre, Belgium, In a battle
between 00,000 Dutch allies and 48,000
French under Condo tho total losses
wero 87,000, or 34 por cent.
In this period belongs Marston Moor,
where tho casualties, all told, wero
7,C00. The civilians said that tbey
burled 4,000 bodies on the field. Lut
icn was a victory for Qu6tavus Adol
phus over tho great Walleusteln, but
he was killed, and one of his leglments,
called tho "Yellows," lay dead on tho
ground In tho order where they had
stood In fighting. Wallenstcln left
0,000 dead on tho field, half of the 18,
000 casualties of tho day. At Bocroy
out of 18,000 Infantry the dofoatcd
Spaniards lost 0,000 killed In tho ranks.
"How many of you wcro thoro before
the battle?" a French ofUcor askod a
Spaniard. "Yon bavo only to count
our dead and prisoners."
In the middle of the seventeenth cen
tury the bayonet superseded the plko.
Theio were 23 great battles fought
with tho smoothbore musket and
bayonet from Fontenoy, 1745, to Wa
terloo, 1810. .Napoleon's loss at Wa
terloo has never been officially com
puted, but the estimates adopted make
tho loss 31 per cent. Including prison
ers. Borodino, 1812, was long consid
ered tho bloodiest battle of modern
times, tho loss being apparently 80 per
cent, nut it nas neen, shown that the
figures nro deceptive The average of
the period of smoothbore and bayonet
was about 20 per cent In tho 23 great
battles. Prisoners are often Included
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In tho casualties of that period: but
taking those where the percentages
equal the exceptional percentages of
the civil war, 12 out of the 23 were ai
bloody as the bloodiest of tho era of
the muzzlo loading rifle barrel, which
held until the Franco-Prussian war.
At Kolln, 1757, 01,000 Aiistrlnns and
Prussians struggled with a loss of 20
per cent. At Zorndoif, 1758, 82,000
Prussians nnd Austrians fought with
a loss of 40 per cent, Including prison
ers. At Slllery Wood, 1700, the Eng
lish and French, numbering but 0,000,
lost 33 per cent. At Mnrengo 00,000
French and Austrians struggled all
day with varying fortunes and lost 23
per cent. IJllau, 1807, was n battle
whero tho figures arc quite authentic.
There wcro 80,000 French against 75,
000 Russians, and the total loss 2G
por cent. Tho battle was probably
as bloody as any In historic times,
Marshal Atlgercau charged with 10,000
men, and but 1,000 ever returned to
duty. A sudden snowstorm blinded
his path, but the Busslan cannon had
been trained on the field and mowed
bis ranks with awful slaughter. After
the destruction of Augcrcau tho snow
storm abated, and Napoleon sent in
Murnt with 70 mounted squadrons of
14,000 ssAierw Murat scattered the
Russian Infantry, but the Itusslan
mounted reserve fell upon him nt the
supreme moment, and after a combat
ofHifconrfivbtsjl!4tupiiess hji wn3
compelled tq lptlrp. tS(ill the French
struggletLon,and at nlgbtfnll tun Rus
sians left the field. In Ills bulletin
homo Napoledn said, "The spectaclo
Is sufficient to luspiro princes with
tlie"lovc of peace nnd horror of war."
At Albuera, 1811, the l'reneh and tho
English nnd Spanish lost 15,000 out of
03,000 combatants, about 27 per cent.
A French cstimato of Borodino, 1812,
when Napoleon opened the road to
Moscow, places the loss of 205,000 men
at 00,000 killed and wounded, about 10
per ceut. '
Leipslc, fought in 1813, Is called tho
battle of the nations. Napoleon's loss
Is placed at 50,000 out of 175,000 nnd
that of tho allies 47,000 out of 200,000.
Napoleon fought to save his army, and
bis men stood in their Hacks uutll cut
down, whllo the allies rushed forward
until cut down. The loss Mas 21 per
cent. At Kunersdorf, 1759, 00,000 Aus
trlans and Russians fought 40,000
Prussians, with a combined loss of
37,000, nbout 29 per cent. Tho losses
at Bunker Hill, 1775, were 24 per cent.
At Friedlnnd, 1807, 80,000 French
fought 05,000 Russians, with a combin
ed loss of 27,000.
Mere figures, however large, do not
suggest the sanguinary features of n
battle, and tho mind Is more strongly
impressed by tho description of some
bloody episode tl.an with figures that
suggest wholesale slaughter. Battles
which Dguio jn history wero bloody, or
they would not be singled out for Im
Tho following 15 .battles of the.muz
zlc loading, bayonet period represent
tho martial nations of the world:
1. Elian, 1807. Loss, So per rent.
2. Hunker Hill, 1775. Loss, 21 per cent.
5. Stone Rlur (Uurlrccsboro), 1802. Loss, C3i
4. liarengo, 1S0O. Loss, 23 per cent.
0. Chtckamaufti, 1303. Loss, 21 per cent
6. Antietam, 1302. Loss. 21 per cent.
7. Leipslc, 1S13. Loss, 21 per cent.
B. Gettysburg, 1S63. Loss, 20 per cent
9. Bhlloh, 1SG2. Libs, 20 per cent.
10. Lundjr's Lane, 1614. Lou, 10 per cent,
11. Mars la-Tour, 1870. Loss, 19 per cent,
12. Waterloo, 1SH. Lou, II per cent
18. Woerth, 1S70. Loss, II per cent.
It. Solferlno. 1859. Loss, 12 per cent
18. Sadona, 1SO0. Lobs, 12 per cent.
Borodino Is omitted for lack of au
Tho percentage placed opposite Buu
kcr Hill awakes no sensation com
pared to that of reading that tho
American order to the soldiers was.
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Accept no Imitation.
"Walt till you sco tho whites of the
eyci of the Britishers, and then fife at
their waistbands!" At Btono Hirer
tho Confederates rolled the Federal
Una up from left to right. Tho battlo
was mainly fought In dense thickets.
Had Napoleon lost Marengo ho would
have lost his army, for It was Isolated
In tho enemy's country. At C o'clock
In tho afternoon tho day was lost, but
ho turned the tide by the most fright
ful eacrllleo of his best troops.
Cblckamauga was a field wbcro tho
battlo waged fiercely around ono point.
In defending the road for retreat on
the Federal left Thomas won fame
as tho "Rock of Cblckamauga," and
there the assailants plied their fallen
tho thickest. Thcro the defenders died
In tbclr tracks.
Antietam left behind Its "Bloody
Lane," piled with dead; Its "Sunken
Bond," Its "Cornfield," where tho fall
en lay In rows, wltb their dead leaders
In position Just in tho ndtance. The
loss of 20,000 killed and wounded took
place between daylight and noon. The
field of Shlloh was fought over In de
tail twice. The bloodiest spot was
the "Hornets' Nest," where tho Con
federate leader, A. Sidney Johnston,
was -killed. Cold Harbor was but half
as bloody as Bhlloh In percentages, yet
there were regiments thero which lost
half their numbers In n single dash.
Fredericksburg bad Its slaughter
pen at the famous stone wall, which
was stormed again and ngaln, each
line apparently spurred with tho desire
to leave Its dead a little nearer the
barrier than Its predecessors.
The bloodiest battles of the civil war.
In tho order of the highest aggregate
loss, whero the number killed outright
reached 1,000 on each side:
1. Gettysburg, lfM. 03,000 Union and 75 0M
Confederates opposed. Lnlon loss, 17,509 kill
ed and wounded; Confederate, 15,301; total,
t. Epotts)lranla. 1801. The Union loss In killed
and aounded v,as 10,111. Th forces opposed
v,oro approximately 118,000 Union and Ot.OOO
J. lUlderness. 1801 Union lost, killed and
wounded, 11,283; Confederate rctords Incom
plete. . Chlckainausa, 1603. 57,000 Union and 71.500
Confederates opposed. Union loss in UUed
and wounded, 11,400; Confederate, 15,601; to
C ChanceIlorn.ua. 1603. 110,000 Union and CO.-
000 Confederates opposed. Union loss, ll.Soa
killed and wounde-i; Confederate, 10,755; to
0. Antietam, 1&G2. 00,000 Union and 40,000 Con
federates engaged. Union lost. 11,857 killed
and wounded; Confederate, 9,323; total, 20.&S5.
7. Bhlloh, 1602. 63.000 Union and 10,000 Confed.
eratcs engaged. Union loss, 10,102 LUIed and
bounded; Confederate, 9,740; total, 19.002.
8. Cold Harbor, 1501. 113,000 Union and CI. 003
Confederates orposod. Union loss, 10,921 kill
ed and wounded; Confederate, comparatively
9. Second Bull Run, or Manassas, 1S62. C3.0OC
Union and 54,000 Confederates engaged, Un
ion loss, 10,199 in killed and bounded; Con.
federate, 9,305; total, 19.MI.
10. stone niter, ISO! 43,000 Union and 17,000
Ccnfederatea engaged. Union loss, 9,533 killed
and wounded; Confederate, 9,239; total. 18,771.
11. Fredericksburg, ISO. 113,000 Union and 00,
000 Confederates opposed. Union losj, 10.SSI
killed and wounded; Confederate, 4,721; total,
Conservative estimates place the loss
in killed nnd wounded at Ellau as 40,
000. Tho figures of Uettysburg are of
ficial, and tha total Is little bhort of
33,000. Ellau belongs to the smooth
bore and Gettysburg to tho rilled bar
rel era. As weapons Improve casual
ties grow less In percentages. The
highest percentage In the Franco-Prussian
wnr, with the breechloader, was
10, at Mars-la-Tour, and tho highest
aggregato 30,000, at Gravelotte. Tho
killed numbered about 8,000 at Grave
lotte. At Gettysburg tho mortality
was over 0,000 out of 33,000 casuolties.
GconnK L. Kilmec.
tint tho Ve-frefnrlnn Tlmnsht That It
Was si Joke.
lie clambered aboard the Pontlac car
at Royal Oak early. Tho conductor
was mad because he was compelled to
stop long enough for tho boy to load
on a crate of pigeons tbat be had sold
to a gamo denier on Woodnaid avenue,
between Elizabeth and Columbia
Ho gaio the bellcord a vicious Jerk
finally. Tho car shot forward seeming
ly at tba rate of n mile a minute to
mako up the time lost In taking tho boy
autl his ciato aboard. It was a drizzly
morning, nnd tho steps of nil tha cars
wcro ns slippery ns Ice, particularly
those long sideboards of the suburbans.
At Columbia street tho boy gave the
signal to tho couductor, and ho jeiked
tho bell topo again. Tho car slackened
speed. Stooping, tho boy picked up blr
crate of frightened pigeons. Thinking
tho speed bad lessened sufficiently for
him to alight In safety, he stepped
down, balanced himself nn Instant
! I I 1
It was all on account of tho rain,
no yelled as his feet flew out from
under blm. Still clutching his wabbly
lath crate, he tuincd a back somersault
In the nlr nnd.eamu down Hat upon It.
The car had stopped at Elizabeth
street. Tho smokers on the back plat
foun heard the crate crack and Baw It
giro way beneath the weight of the
And out from under him, before ho
could rise even, rose 24 doves und
winged their flight Into tho higher nlr.
Tho car resumed Its run. There In the
middle of the street stood the boy. He
held tho broken crate In one hand, and
he stared woefully up Into tho clouds,
where soaied bis pigeons. Maybe thcro
wcro tears In his eyes
At any rate, a vegetarian on tho back
platform was heard to remark, "I'm
dum glad of It!" Detroit Free Press.
Taklno; No Cbancca.
She No, Mortimer Riley, I cannot
listen ter yer protestations. Me fadder
said yer ain't got no prospec's, nnd du
man wot gets mo mus' glvo me as good
a homo as I got now. New Vork
A-Ji2l-i?rtfoft'l III 'stlus fri
FOR HALK OR KXCIIANOK-Boven acr
truck farm near Akron, with good houso.
Hvo Iota, North lilll.nt llench.lt told
Naw S room houso near pnvcmenl and
llreet CRrs,al.lrgnln nt tl,4.Vi.
New a room house York it., nearly now,
Money to lonn nl lowest rats of f nternat.
(,'. If. JONES. Tel. tm.
For Sale On Easy Term).
The most el gnnt suburlan home Id Rum
inlt county; Inrga hou of 0 rooms, hard
wood nnlsn, good cellar, hentr, good hnrn,
six acres of fond. Htrot cars pass door.
This properly Is tyond question tba flnest
property on the market. Will soil lot less
than cost nf tMtlintngs. Atmrgain.
TllOH. L. (JHII.DH, Attorney.
MONEY TO LOAN.
TO lOA.V U.otil In sum. to suit borrower.
J, I l.nchtl,lHoutli Jfownrd. 170 tf
MOXKY TO I-OAN-Krom IJ.0O and up
ward on household goods or any cbattle se
curity and allow tha goods to remain In
your possession. Canrepnyns In monthly
Installments. Room 11, Areada block. 01
nce hours. a;80tn 11:17) a. m.,l:n tofip. m.
I.. O. MILLER t I VY M1I.1.BK.
AVANTKD Horses to keep over winter.
Trices rcnsiintiblp. Good stalls and plenty
of god feed. Iteference, Fred I.atlb or l '. T.
.ucioun. uurcss it. J. Jiyue. jr., unip-
rwwal. O. I97-2U1
WAMKD-Agents 111 very county to
handle "Coin tm Money." sold exclusively
through agents. Knr further Information,
address Coin Tubltshlugcompany.Q mudlo
Uidgs., corner rltato and Ohio St., Chicago.
FOR RENT Front rnnm. rift urn amira
furnished, farnace h?att near bm.nM part
of town. Apply to K.J, Jloskin, IcnuKrat
Ul.lUt.-. JJIH T
I wltl buy nil the old horse nnd mares
that you do not want to keep oter winter.
It. C. Tlmnirrniun, 211 Furnace it., Akron.
UUIU, AUl.tUU. I'M II
Real Estate and Insurance.
If you want to buy a honne,
If j ou ant to tell a house.
If you want to borrow money.
If yon want to loan your money.
Call on K. M. YOUNG, lioom 81 Akron bar
ing's Bnnk Block,. Fbone93?.
f. E COUEMAN
Justice of the Feace and Notary.
205 Vfifntiir avail!. a.
Hounrs on monthly payments, choice lots
on Wooster av. will Lo sold at a socriaw,
also greenhouse equipments cheap, A O
horse-power boiler, almost now. I haT tho
nnest allotment In Akron. Ix)ts 40x175 from
haj io jju. Loiuo io sea me.
If you want a first-class driving
uoreo,uneiymaeu coacn or carriage
team, call at Stelner's Stock Ham.
No. 1850 South Main st. Nothing but
urmoia&8 norses Kept in siock.
N. It. STEINER, Prop., Tel. 1734.
John Q. Martin, Mgr. Mch 18, 1900
A CHRISTMAS PRESENT
Which will be tetter b4 loater appreciated
luo-u uitmj M V179W.1CJ7 KUli
An Aetna Life, Endowment
or Accident Policy...
A thoachtfnl token of yoar best affection.
FRAltK 0. HEWCOMB.
District Arent. Zverett tnUUrje; tel. 922.
128 North tVltain St.
ASK YOUR GROCER ABOUT
WADSWORTH MILLING CO.
WANTED TO LOAN
(1,000 to 13,000 at 8 per con
for term of years If security Is
gilt edge. Inquire at once.
Helo tSat Coatee
Everett block. Tel. 1623
New machinery, new location.
We cuarantee our work. Hlch
' gloss or (lomestla finish.
Nos. 182-137 North Howard st.
Manufacturer of all klndsof brushes.
Orders promptly attended to.
1CD.S. MAIN ST. AKRON, O.
!R I -tot-ales Coal Co.
Has a good house for rent.
Also coal to Bell. We are
not in the combine.
IIO 'XsV. Market St.
Our specialty. Spocial rates. We
wash clean, good finish, don't ruin
fabrics. Will call for and deliver
goods. One trial Is all wo ask.
jns Vflst Ttrtiart St.
EU -t Seed, Props.
J. K. WILLIAMS
General Maohine Work of All Kinds
Clay Working Maohinery for
Stoneware a Specialty.
Catawba Pure, Catawba A, Fort.
Sweet, Ires Seedling-...
Always on bant. All ei-tleri promptly filled.
bpecia attention siren to au matt oroers.
SCHAEDLER It RIIEIN,
Eellj'i island, 0.
Winter Tourist Tickets
Now on sale via 0., A. fc C. Ey. to
the Bouth and southwest. For tick
ets and full Information see C. I).
Honodlo. railroad and steamship
agent, Union depot.
Christmas and New Year Holiday Excursions,
Vorv low rates to all C. A.& O. and
l'enu. lines stations Deo. 23. 21. 25.
and and 81 and Jan. 1. Tickets good
roturnlng until Jan. 2 Inoluslve.
Christmas and New Year Holiday Ecur
slons Very Low Rales Via that Balti
more & Ohio Railroad.
n n.- nrt of or nn -n.l 01 loni.
and Jnn. l", "lOOO, 'tho' Baltimore and
Ohio railroad will soil excursion
tickets between all stations west of
rittsbunr at ono and one-third faro'
for tho round trip; going Journoy to
be commenced on date of sale. Re
turn limit, leaving destination to
and Including Jan. 2, 1000.
For furthor Information call on oc
address O. D. Honodle, ticket agent,
From us on your own farms, also
see us about that INHUllANOE
yon liavo expiring soon.
P. P. BOCK CO.
A. D. ELLIS
Moving Vans, Teaming
and Transferring. "Fill
vour coal bins now and
avoid tho rush." Office,
Cor. Cberrj and Canal sis. Tel. 2Sr.
For Every Purpose.
Exchange and Water Streets.
The Dixon Transfer Co.
Coit, Trintlsr end Livery
Packing, moving and storing
goods. Coaches, coupes and carriages
for funerals, weddings, parties and
12.1 and 125 Carroll st. Tel. No. 306
lr JVJen yoa want RefeshmenU of fa
kj !' Jla4. enrnuimporteilanaDo- rti
jjj limes, .tons cud Been jg
W Jte test wet roods oMit-title visit W
ill 1 fl
. ATLANTIC GARDEN jg
200-202 E. Market st W
g DETTLING BROS., Props. (jj
THE DANK OAFC,
71.0 Finest llestnarant In Akron.
HEA15 SERVED AT ALL HOURS.
ran: mroETzs aid somzstic
Wot Ooods Si Oltzura
tTsdair Central Savlnra Sank,
JOHN KOCnDKR, Prop
Prlmnry. heconUary or Tertiary Blooa
.',".?i ?'"'r Cured. Y.ni can b.
treated at home under same rAinrantr. If
you hn e taken nu rctlry, lodli.5 potnsh, and
allllhavunohes and pnlds. Mucua Patches
In mouth. Hore Ihroat. n-nples, Copper
Colored Hints, Ulcors on nny part of the
body. Hair or Kjebrosis .nlllnitout wrlta
r'h'f.5 i,UEi..KI!Y CO" ' "f" MMonlo ftnSlS
cntciiffo. 111.. Tor proof of cure Cnnitmi
Motltwc We ,011,-tt 1 The Vnost ob"rt"ite?,c-V.
,?.haJ2cur,!'1"!? wt,rst cnseilnlitossS
da s. It-HIBQ Book, Ynv.
Doil't. WJIjf tlrtl" ntneln s.n... ..
in Dalldtijg, when you can buy that
brand n&w Smith Ainin ct ,1.111
1SX ?- nd of pavement for about
$2dO iftf.s tlmn if -n-ni.!.-! .- ,.,.., -A
Ud. j. 1. BACHTnr..
188 South Howard st.
, Por Sewlflr Ma.
Firs Aros, etc Tbe
ll.7hi.st arada. fle I
froa your dcilor. 9
1 santas HACK
. 2UZZ3 OLD
1 LOOK HEW I
u i-or rurmnur. I ino,
1 TUlaff, lludwooj HaUa
i Bairo Dno.. & Co.
Winter in tho South.
The season approaches when ones
thoughts turn tawnrd a place where
the inconveniences of a Northern
wlntor may be escaped. No Bectlon
of tills country oll6rs such Ideal
spots as the Gulf Coast on the line of
the Louisville & NnBhville railroad
between Mobile and New Orleans.
It possesses a mild olimato, pure air,
even temperature and facilities for
hunting nnd fishing onjoyod by no
other section. Accommodations for
visitors are first-class, nnd can be se
cured at moderate prices. The Ii. &
N. It. It. is the only line by whloh It
can be reached in through oars from
Northern cities. Through car sched
ules to nllpoints in Florida by this
line aro also perfoot. Write for
folders, etc., to Jaokson Smith, D. 1',
A., Cincinnati, O.
The B. & 0. R. R. Is the Shortest
And quickest route Akron to Chi
cago and poIntB west. For tlokets
and full information see O. D, Hon
odle, railroad and steamship agent.
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