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' Shot Guns.Rlfles, Shot,
Powder, Shells, Cartridges,
Revolvers, Fishing: Tackle,
everything in Sporting
Goods at Lowest Prices.
GEO. SCALES & SON,
328 South Main St.
AKRON DAILY DEMOCRAT.
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VOLUME EIGHT. NUMBER 210
AKRON. OHIO, TIIUR DAY EVENING. DECEMBER 21. 1899.
BUCHTEL IN RUINS.
But a New College Will Rise
From Its Ashes.
.Main Building Was Totally Destroyed In
a Few Hours.
City Department Was Entirely InadequateThe
Fire Raged Unchecked.
Prominent Citizens Met Thursday and Pledged
Support Studies Will be Resumed.
Buohtel collego ig In ruins com
pletely destroyed by flro.
The Ions la estimated at from
1125,000 to $150,000, Insurance, t65,000.
Tbe flro broke, out at 5:15 p.m.
When the alarm was given many or
the Btudents wero In the dining
room, which la located In ttio base
ment. Tho preparatory faoulty was
holding a meeting on the first floor.
The Fire Started
Just east of the center of the build
ing above the fourth story.
Secretary O. R. Olin at once mado
his way to the burnlngportlnn of the
bulling. Here ho found that the en
tire attic above tho top floor was In
flames. How the flro started is a
There are many thoorles but tho
'Immediate cause may nover be
known. It Is possible that a flue
ws defeotlve or It might have been
r-oausedr bypfaVaneo-urcMumroKHm""conoei ' '
The Are created a magnificent
spectacle. The mammoth structure,
standing upon the highest point in
tbe olty, was enwrapped In flamos,
From every window leaped tho fiery
tongue of disaster.
Thousands of people gathered upon
the campus and the sight that met
their eyes will never bo forgo'tten.
Half dated they stood. It was a
glorious sight to behold, yet upon
the faces of all was written the un
mistakable evidence of general re
gret and lamentation. As piece by
piece the walls began to give way,
expressions of sorrow wero heard on
every side. No onllagration in tho
city's history has ever touched the
hearts of the people more, or caused
more universal regret. Men on their
way borne from work, stopped, and
looked on with amazement. "It was
a monument to a good man," said
one. "It's the city's Iobs," said an
other. Dhcovered The Fire.
The flro was discovered by Mrs. H,
O. Kurtz, of 500 Buchtel ave., at 5:15.
Nine years ago, the fire was discov
ered bj; her sister, "Dr. Mary"!!.
Jowott, then a teacher In tho college,
now practicing modlolno in New
Mrs. Kurtz started to walk aoross
the college grounds to Carroll st.
Direotly opposite the eastorn part of
the building, her attention was nt
ti acted to a bright reflection In the
sky. Looking upward sho saw smoke
and flames Issuing from tho roof,
near a chimney. A gentleman
was crossing tho campus. Mrs.
Kurtz told him to send in
from the noarest flro box. She then
ran into the collego. A group of
girls Btood In tho hall, unconscious
of the fire. "When they wero notified
of the danger, they at once ran to
their rooms to rescue their property,
and nearly all succeeded in doing so.
Fscully Holding a Meeting.
The faculty was holding a meeting
in the principal's room on tbe first
floor. President Priest ran out, upon
hearing tbe commotion, and asked:
"What's upr" Notified, be alarmed
tbo other members of tbe faculty,
and work of resoulng property began
( Miss Winifred Allen hastened to
tie phoiie and notified the Are de
partment. AH' departments wore
sent out and arrived at tho collego
The Flames Spread.
A fow minutes nftor tho flro was
discovered it was breaking through
Into tho room occupied by Fred Sy
pher and F. L. Huber. Tho room
was soon a mass of fheand Its con
tents ere quickly devoured by tho
flames. The adjoining loom to the
oast was occupied by M, J. Orln,
Ferdinand Schumacher and Philip
iterwlg wero alio occupants of this
Instructors Lost All.
In the west side of the building
the girls' domltprles wore located.
Miss L. Elmle Warner Is preceptress
and occupied rooms on the second
floor. Prof, and Mrs. H. V. Egbert
and son, Douglass, lived upon tho
third floor. Praotlcally all of their
furniture was" destroyed, with $1,000
Against Great Oddi.
Tho departments fought fiercely
with tho flamos until S o'alook. The
struggle was conducted against great
odds, and tho building gradually
burned to the ground, tho main work
being to prevent the spread of the
fire to tho noarby structures,.
The flro burned all night. The en
gines left at 8 a. m., but water was
kept playing on the ruins all of
Thursday. "The firemen worked
heroically," said Dr. Priest, "but tho
equipment was inadequate to the
demands of the occasion, the build
ing being so large and dlflloult of
Shortly after the Are broke Oitf,
hundreds of people gathered to assist
in removing tbe goods from tho
rooms, and the greater bulk of prop
erty was removed, though some of
tho most costly equipment, includ
ing the microscopic Instruments and
anthropological oolleotions, which
Dr. B. W. Olaypole worked so many
years In making and collecting, was
Names of Companies In Which It
Was Held Adjustment.
Tho building was insured in the
Gormnnla, $10,000; Buffalo Gor
man, $5,000; Homo Mutual $6,000;
Columbia, $2,500; Detroit Flro and
Marine, $2,000; Phnonlx of Brooklyn,
$10,000; Merchants, $5,000; German
of Froeporf, III., $3,Q00; Knox County
Mutual, $8,000; "British-American,
$2,000; Liverpool, London & Globe,
$1,500; Richland Co. Mutual, $2,500;
Underwriters of N. Y $2,500; Mnn-
choster, $3,000; Insurance Company
of Nbrth America, $2,500; Western
Toronto, $3,000; Peno Fire Ins. Co.,
Great Crowd Preient.
It was estimated that a crowd of
15,000 people was at 8 o'clock eongio
gated on tbo streets about the build
ing and on tho campus. The police
had no difficulty n restraining the
crowds from-crossing (lie flro lines.
When the crowds gathered to as
sist in rembvlng property from the
building, lt,lf a Jatnontable. fact that
there wero present; a number of per
sons who tijok advantage pf the situ
ation and stole numerous artloles.
j Just I
i VIllFr i
A. C ' 'Ji
ft "TEH! EN ffi
vt Havo you couiple- tis
Continued on Third 'Pago.
ted your purchases ?
No? You don't
know what to buy?
Como and sec us, wo
can help you. Wo
are recoiving daily ac
ceasions to our stock
in all departments, so
have lots- o-' new
'things to show.
Just In a 'lot of ma
hogany and golden
T o and three-piece
Odd chairs and
Leather chairs and
Wo, today receive
and place on sale a
largo invoice of lamps,
whioh replenish some
vory popular linos
that we have beon out
of for a few days.
Odd Dressers and
Bird's eye maple.
An immense stock,
These make most
. elegant presonts and
we can pleaso you.
Our stock is immense
and prices right.
There's nothing finer
than n choice rug for
a gift and we can
please you in that
Wo have a choice
line of these.
We shpw an exten
sive assortment of
these all sizes and
Rockers and '
You will find on our
floors the choicest va
riety ever shown In
Akron. Lois of now ,
ones received yester
day and today, thu
finest wo have had
a -. ... . wu?
f.,-3 iou win una on our VJ
J-; floors the choicest vn- K
fejj rlety ever shown In IK
J Akron. Lois of now ,t7
P,il ones received yester- Si.
Si ! . Fit
' BURDETTE L. H
I L mv jtt9V OTtsk jnv rm vb X
ffl Seller of everything to fur. Sj
M nlsh a homo, RH
M South Howard street.
Do not forget those
Of exceptional patterns
and other I
I H ALEiS,
154 S. Main St.
Don't delay, as
space is limited.
Every one jroes b:
uary 1, 1000
See us Tomorro
for a Bargain.
? Jan- 2
it 4 '!
220 S. fMn st.
Matinee dance at XX. Century hall
Christmas afternoon nt U o'clock. 76o
per couple. Ladies 2oc.
W. F. STICKLE.
Uses Strong Language. In Trial ot a
Cleveland, Dec. 21. (Spl.) A sen
sation was sprung in the Criminal
Court this morning, when Judge
Dellenbaugh called Mrs. Kate Bevis
"a female devil." Testimony showed
that Mrs. Bevis forced her son, by
threats, to wrongfully aoouse his
step-father ot a serious crime. Mr.
Bevis was released, Mrs. Bevis was
arrested for illogally living with
Liquor League Officers.
Officers have been oleoted by the
Akron Liquor League, for the ensu
ing year as follows: John Koerber,
president; Jos. Bachmun, vice pres
ident; Harry Winters, financial sec
retary Ohas. Ley, corresponding
secretary; Matt Weln, director for
three years; Sam Woodrlng, sorg-eant-at-arms.
Conrad hall has been
selected as headquarters.
While Attending Church Services
Her Condition Critical.
Mrs, Mary Ilergor, of Tallmadge,
nn aged resident of that village, Is
Sunday morning, while attending
oliurob services, she was taken sud
denly 111. Friends removed her to
her homo, Sho Is 80 years of age.
Some time ago Mrs. Bertter ox-
proved tho wish that whon her
time came, she wished to die in
Miss Myrtle L. Upham, at the
home nf'hqr parents, Mr, and Mrs.
y, A. Upbam, 10i Oakdalo nvo., was
At i o'clock this nf ternoou united In
marriage with Mr. Ford Lnnlng, of
Are Lion and Bear.
The Czar Causes a
By Talk With England's
Believed to Relate to South
Situation There Serious For Great
Berlin, Dec. 31. (Spl.) A diplo
matic sensation has been caused by
a report that the Czar has glvon a
prlvato audience to Sir Chas. Scott,
the British Ambassador. It is be
Hovcd that tbo audience had refer
ence to Soutli Africa. There was a
busy exclmngo of telegrams prior to
the nudlence, Tho announcement
yestorduy that Bussla had decided
to advauce England Ave million
pounds was a prolude to tho sensa
London, Dec. 21, (Spl, (A dis
patch, dntod IJeciiUiber 17, from
Chlezeley camp, says that General
Buller's army has raovod back five
miles. Tho maroh began at I o'clock
on the morning df tho 17th, two bri
gades going to Frero In order to de
feat any posBlblejanttompt mi the
part of tbe Boers to axecute a flank
movement from tho British rear.
On the Defensive.
London, Dec. 21. (Spl.) An at
tack on General Gatacre Is feared.
All the British forces in Cape Colony
are now acting strictly on the defen
sive until reinforcements arrive.
Boers uro now ordering all troops ar
riving at tho Cape to go to Durban to
PRICE ONE CENT
i in , jr . i ii mm jj
P. H. Schneider & Co.
m Elusive Dry Goods M in me ciiy.
If you don't know just what to get for gifts come
to our store, many things from our largo assortmont
will appeal to your good tapte. If you do know just
what, you will likely find it here,
3PEOIAL. VALUES IN
At $1, $1.25, $1.50
P. H. SCHNEIDER & CO.
152-157 South Hovard Stroot.
"Ths Big Stare oj Llltls Prlcss"
J. J. Brasaemle's 5c 8 10cS!i
Don't Viait Fop -tho Lost SSSoto
Of tlilnst Jiorn. It'll aonnd ioon.nnrt then thCf'II ! ncthlne iir imrry and scurry
ami jnmiiilnKnmlcriu-tllhg uudw can't wait on tou ltufaw i o wo wnnt to,
and you wnnttxjAbit tort u nenrm mucli attention as von u " nt Toti&y
crowd 111 Iw gAttr than ist rdaS was, onrj tomorrow's throirzwlU bo
greater than todij'i. Ah tUetiayH pAsasodocsthoice,
TOYS: OJ-nooso Now
This isthablgprestandbtsttoystorointhe citv. It ti full of
holiday specials, and to share theso you should be EAKLY.
FINE LINE JAP. G0DDS
ALL KINDS RUBBER TOYS
CUPS AfiD SAUCERS
BOX LETTER PAPER
ALL kt!?DS GLASSWARE
LIHLE AKI BIG H0LLS
Don't fall to visit our Household Dejiunment, second flnor for
holiday bargains. Special jitlres to churches and lodges. Goods
delivered to nil parts of the citv.
1 J. J. BRASAEMLE'S 5c & 10c Store
. I'i. i3mlth'a Old Stand
Telephone 138 Ti3 3CUTH HOWARD ST.,Ahrun, 0.
relieve the Natal column. Tho ab
sence of news from General Buller is
interpreted to indicate that he Is try
ing to raise the siege of Ladysmlth
by a flank movement,
XTntfnpn iliinpA nt W. flnnturv hall
Christmas afternoon at 2 o'clock. 76c
per couple. .Lames Z6c.
Fair tonight and Friday .J
Baobtol properly, cu""Wer street
between Uxohango snd Bowery, for
sale at prlvato sain. Appraised at
H.8S0.CO. Can bo Bold at tOtV 1800
down, $300 In one year and $.100 In
two years, 6 per cent interest, se
cured by mortgace.
F. M. ATTEKHOLT, Assignee,
Akron Sav's Bank BIdg.
Dec 19-1 wk
Lieut. George M. Wright of this
city, Is slated for appointment as as
sistant adjutant eeueral on the stall
of Major General Dick,
The' lioOsewite wia'And the Royal Baking Powder indispensable
in ' rnariin'g. finest foods. It makes the hot bread, hot biscuit,
cakefanUf' other pastry light, sweet' and excellent in every .quality ,
Royal Baking Powder is made fronTpure
VptSbe cream of tartar,, the most healthful
rjlndi pleasant of all fruit -acids, and adds
Wnti: dyspeptic qualities-to the tood.
Ua,"-"- j L J
Many jon-priceil imitation baking powders arc upen the r,ur
Let. Tbeso nra made with alum, ard crc should tw Ukeft la
avoid them, as alum U a polop, never to be taL? n m the fowl,
royal eAKitia rowDtij co, npw-Yokk, .
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