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AIUION DAILY DEMOCRAT. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 21
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THURSDAY. DECEMBER 21.
A COSTLY SACRIFICE.
Buchtel college, one of tho few
publlo buildings of which Akron hnd
reason'to boast, lies In ruins today
as a monument to the unthrifty and
parsimonious spirit that has gov
erned the city's expenditures for flro
Here was a venerable Institution
of learning that bad earned for Itself
and the city moro than a national
reputation, housed in a structure
that cost Its builders much In excess
of a hundred thousand dollars, de
stroyed lu a night by n blaze that, If
we are to believe competent Judges,
could easily have been put out In its
beginning had our firemen been
equipped for tho work.
The Are department Is being criti
cized on all bands to-day for what
seemed to be Its desultory and un
systematic method of fighting the
fire, but whatever Justification this
criticism may have, as shall, no
doubt, becomo apparent later on,
the fact cannot he disguised that had
the firemen been given tho propor
tools to work with thoy could have
mado a better showing. Besides, an
unusually strong wind and the highly
Inflammable oharaotor of the build
ing added to the difficulty of saving
It would have cost tho people of
Akron less than $10,000 to liavo Im
proved tho fire service sufficiently to
copo with any Are that might occur,
but bond issues for this purpose havo
repeatedly boon voted down with no
'nthor reason for tho act than a plea
of what Inst night's misfortune has
proven to be fatso economy.
While memory of tho sacrlfloo of
Biiclitol collego remains fresh In tho
publlo mind, would it not bo well for
the Board of Elections to re-suhmlt to
the people the question of Improving
the Are sorvlco? It might faro bet
Locking tho barn after tho horse Is
gone has nover been a popular pol
icy, but this expedient should bo
adopted before- further needless sac
rifices are entailed.
BUCHTEL STILL LIVES.
When Col. Geo. T." Terklns was
called upon to speak at an Kmcr
jonoy meeting called by tho fuculty
of Buchtel college today, to consider
plans for the future and ways nnd
moans of rebuilding tho colloga, all
that, he had to say was; "My time
has notyatcomol" And to tho bams
effect, Mr. Wm. Buchtel, brothor of
the beloved founder of tho college,
lu response toallko invitation, said;
"I'll you laterl"
These brief sentiments, so full of
Alndly promise, were moro oloqucnt
than words, as they Indicntn what
Akron's men of menus wilt do when
the time comes to contribute to the
fund for the rebuilding of the college.
Of this Akron people may be
assured, that a new Buchtol college
will arise from the ruins of Its
predecessor: a structure bettor
adapted than the old one to the
requirements of a modern school of
Tho Institution has cost too much
otlpatlont energy and nobla self-sac
rlQce on the part of its great founder
and many benefactors, nnd gained too
excellent a repute, for quality and
thoroughness of Instruction, to bo
permitted to go Into dissolution.
Akron's citizens nnd hundreds of
Buchtel graduates are ready to do
their share to perpetuate tho name
and usefulness of Buchtel.
i After all, tho speeches of the publlo
spirited citizens who spoke at tho
.Buchtel Emergency meeting this
morning are the best tidings the
Desioobat brings to Us readers to-
Uxdeb Akron's present form of
government, whenever Akron's bus-1
See It When You
Open Our Door.
Ml A few choice things in
,; HAND-PAINTED CHINA
t of them sold; nmong the f
'iv Pieces remaining, the in
W TOASTING GOBTiKT W?
U with MONK DECORA- tjl
,; TION Is very Uuo,
unlnun In tlm Tfll
i-i wn is very uuo. very ii
unlquo is the TOBACCO '.!.'
y JAIl, Sambo with pipe nnd
violin decoration. TEA
PTiATTTCl wl.l. flirnl dnnnrn.
11 tlons. To Beo will ha to ad
JK 116 South Howard st.
luess men or public-spirited cltlrors
desire to have soniomeasuro adopted
that will benefit a majority of tho
poople, tbey nro under the humiliat
ing uocesslty of hunting up some
political boss and asking If it will
ploaso him to do as thoy desire. Tho
public-spirited citizens who havo
boon trying to protect something of
tho pooplo's rights In tho contest
with tho franchise interests, know
that this Is true that so-called rop
rosentattvo govornmont, ns adminis
tered In Akron, Is n sham and a
fnrce. Whether tho Chamber of
Commerce will bo able to accom
plish anything In Its oITort toromovo
tho ban of politics from Akron's gov
ornmont is yet unccrtnlu, but tho
Chamber has tho good will of nil of
Akron's citizens in its undertaking.
Attend tho Municipal Reform meet
ing at Unlversallst church next
Wednesday night, Thon orgaulzo
to have the Legislature give Akron
n form of government that will, nt
least, bo an improvement upon the
"You can bet that there will nover
bo another setof City Commissioners
appointed,'1 said Senator Alexander,
last May, attor throo of the Com
missioners had voted to approve tho
conduit plat of the Central Union
Tclephono company. "Tho law will
bo wiped out at I ho next session of
the Legislature and thn ground
greased on which they stand," To
provont Senator Aloxamlor from
rraohlng the Leglslaturo some ovil-
minded person greased the track
whlio ho was on tho upgrado nt
I'alnesvilte, but tho Senator ought to
havo Just nB much iniluouco with tho
Leglslaturo as If ho wero a member.
If Senator Aloxamlor, or any othor
publlo spirited and influential citi
zen, will load a popul.irmovoinont to
glvo Akron citizens a formof govern
ment in which they might havo a
direct voieo and control, tho people
will have canto to bless him as n
Cot. C. V, IIaiiii, of Woostor,
thinks ho .ought to bo tho next
United States Marshal for tho reason
that Hon. John R. MuLunn got .'10
less votes In Wnyuo county Inst
mouth than were polled for lion, II.
It. Chapman In 16U7. According to
this proooss of reasoning, Mayor
Jones would bo tho logical candidate
for U.S. Marshal, for ho Is entitled
to the credit for tho icdiiction of 20
lu Wayne county's oto.
Imjiana CoiiRiussuion aro simply
falling over themselves in their eag
erness to got n $2000 annual pension
for tho widow of Qcu. Lnwton. A
little moro solicitude about tho wel
fare of tho dependent widows and
mothers of the mon who sonod lu
tho ranks, would not come amiss.
Wanted To trade an nutomobllo
patrol, with cugo for samo, for an
aorlnl truck and some water and fire
apparatus, Apply to the Hoard of
Mr.unEKS of one of Youngstown's
promlnontchuroh ohotrs are striking
against a reduction of wages. Tho
Mahoning capital Is certainly on tho
McOitouv Deboinber 1", to Mr,
nnd Mrs. John MoCrory, 121 Getz
st., a daughter.
The Oldest In Ohio.
I will open for the holiday trade:
20-year-old Ten, Kettle.
20-year-old Golden Wedding.
M, J, Murphy, 177 S. Howard st.
You Only Have
To Select your
Why not something that will
be a lasting remembrance?
Any of the following would
Ladies and gents umbrellas
GOo, 76c, $1.00 and up to t3.00
Wo, 7Gc, IJ1.00, 1.25 nnd up
Ladies' fur collars
$1.1)3, 2.W, $3.00, $1.00 and up
Ladies' fur collarettes
$2.50, $3.60, $3.00, $7.50 nnd up to $20
1.75, $i.50, $3.G0, $5.00 and up
$2.03, $4.00, $0.00 and up
$2.08, $3.08, $5.00, $7.50 and up
$1.25, $2.00, $3.09 and up to $15.00
Child's lamb wool coats
$1.50, $1.75 nnd $2.00
$2.00, $2.50 and $3.00
Men's and ladies' fine
25o, 60o and $1,00
Ladies' kid gloves
oo, 75c. 08o, $1.25 and $1.50
Ladles' and gents' silk
Men's and boys' caps
2lc, 50, 7Gc, $1.03 and $1.50
For men, women and children, $1.03i
$2.50, $8.00, $4.00, $5.00 and up
08c, $1.25, $1.50, $2 00, $3.00 and up
Ladies' fine shoes
$1.25, $1.50, $2.00, $3 00 nnd $1.00
40o, $1.00, $1.25, $1.50 nnd up
40o, 03o, 75c, 08c, $2.00, $3.00 and up
10c to $1.00
Big line corsets
23o to $1.50
$3.03 to $15.00.
Ladles' tailor-made suits
$3.08 to 1JO.O0
Ladles' trimmed hats
Your own prices,
$5.00 to $18.00
$3.03 to $20 00
fl.C'J to $8.00
Visit Our Store Tomorrow
KK A IS
151 and 153 S. Howard st.
BUCHTEL IN RUINS.
Continued From FL Page.
ed. Too bitter were tho struggles to
secure tho Institution and too diffi
cult have been the tasks of maintain
ing It, to surrender It nowwhen glor
ious victories aro In Bight.
Will Be Rebuilt.
"There Is no doubt but that the
college will bo rebuilt soon," said
President Priest today. "Wo will
go right ahead with the winter term,
beginning January 3. It is likely
that tho collego work will bo con
ducted in the First Universalis!;
church. There are many class rooms
in that building."
At Universalis! Church.
Chapol exorcises wero held at the
church Thursday morning at 0
o'clock. Many sympathizers were
theie, atid the students were assured
that when they roturn from their
holiday vacation to resume studies
Jan. 8, thoy will find overy conven
ience arranged for the continuance
of college work.
Coincidents connected with fires
nt Buchtel collego are many. Nino
years after its completion, the build
ing was slightly damaged by fire.
Nino years ago, December 18, flro
damaged tho building, and by tho
flames three young ladles Misses
May Emma Steves, of Clifton
Springs, N. Yt, Lulu Myrtlo Stolg
meyer, of Attica, Ohio, nnd Myrtlo
Bnrkor, of Abilene, Kns., received
Injnrios from which they died. All
throe fires havo occurred a few doys
The corner stone of Buchtel College
was laid July 4, 1871. On It was in
scribed: "Centonary of Unlversallsm
In America, 1870. ThisstonelnldJuly
4, 1871, by A. H. Now comb, G. M. F.
& A. M., A. It. 5871." In tl cavity
was placed a casket, containing
copies of local and national leading
newspapers and publications of tho
day, bosldes namos of architects,
builders, officers and others Intcrost'
ed In this collego. Horaco Greeley,
the great editor of tho New York
Tribune, made the principal address
of the occasion.
Familiar to Akron People,
Too well do Akron people and col
lege Btudonts and graduates know
tho history of the founding of the In
stitution byj (bo rovored John R
Buclitel to mako necessary a lengthy
article on the history of tho institu
tion. The part it has played In local
history and tho history of this sec
tion of the state have boon too prom.
Incut to need 'further attention at
tnicted to It.
Cot! Not Known.
Tho building was completed, so
that It wns first occupied in Septem
her, 1872. "For some reason tho ex
act cost of tho structure is not
known," said Scorotary O. R. Olln
It is variously ostlmatod from $100,
030 to $150,000.
It has endowments npproaohlng to
$190,000, and other lucrative rosour
ces. So it Is safo to assume that the
work of rebuilding will not bo long
Tho coolest person on tho scene
was Miss L. IHmle Warner, the pre
ceptress. Wiillo tho men were car
rying out the contents she stood in
the thickest ot tho (larao and smoke
and dlrocted thoir movements,
The Wits, at 10 o'clook, sont hot
collen nnd liinoli to tho firemen. The
kindness was timely and greatly np
predatod. Members ot tho collego
faculty also seivod coffoe nud lunch.
Miss Ada Starkweather, of Dun
ham, Ohio, a student, lost n lino gold
Miss L. Elmlo Warner, preceptress,
rescued $no oash from one of the
rooms. Tho money was the pro
ceeds ot tho lecturo oourie.
Edson M. Kiblnson, editor of the
Buchtellto, Issued a speolal edition
of the paper from tho office ot Geo.
O. Jackson, Job ,prlntor, The paper
was on sale at 10 a,m. Thursday and
was a very creditable publication.
Just Moved In,
Mrs. A. JO. 11. uiark occupied a
room in this portion of tho building
and a Mrs. Smith and daughter of
Woodstock, Ohio, had Just moved
their household effeots Into the col
lego when tho flro broke out. Tbo
students on West Hall were Miss
Lcona Reed, Kent; Miss Mary
James, Washington O. II., O,; .Miss
Anna Durling, Wadsworth; Miss
EvaHnrt.Glrard, Pa.; Miss Bessie
Trowbridge, Decatur, Mtoh.; Miss
Ada Starkweather, Dunham, O.;
Miss Kate I. Schmnnchor, Ira, O,;
MJss Louise Rarnsdell, Castalla, O.j
ALL OUR ALL OUR
HOLIDAY tiff P" II iVfF H0LII)AV
NOVELTIES WWCi HinViL NOVELTIES
Xt reduced at reduced
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PRICES. ' PRICES.
Miss Edna Olln, Bollevllle, O., and
Miss Sara Chess, Springboro, Pa.
Miss Estella Musson, instructor in
Instrumental music, also roomed In
the building and lost her furniture.
Mr. and Mrs. Theron Smith of
Springboro, Pa., lived In the build
ing and had charge of tho dining
room. Their children, Archio It.
Smith and Misses Buby and Role
Smith, are students. Tbo Smith
family lost nearly all of the house
In the northwest corner of the
fourth story the hall of tho Kappa
Kappa Gamma fraternity was locat
ed. Across the hall a similar room
was usod by tho Delta Gamma fra
ternity. Furniture Saved.
The greater part ot the furniture
ot these balls, was saved. The
students succeeded In saving most of
their belongings. Tho crowd at once
turned In and gave a helping hand.
Trunks packid for tho holiday vaca
tion at borne, were carried out upon
the shouldors of strong mon. Tbo
costly furnlturo of tho collego par
lors, tho scono of bo many gay festi
vities, was carried to a plaoo of safe
ty. The oil paintings of various
benefactors of tho college were
of Hon. Join: It. Buchtel was
secured at tho last moment by Philip
Siebert. Secretary O. R. Olin suc
ceeded in getting all ot the valuable
papers out of his office and Dr. Carl
F. Kolbe rescued the "grade book','
which contains tho standing of every
student who has attended tho
Practically nil ot tho Blerce library
was saved. Tho 8,000 volumes were
carriod by willing volunteers and
placed In a largo pllo on the floor of
the gymnasium. So anxious were
the students and frlonds of the In
stitution to savo everything of valuo
that thoy repeatedly mado trips into
the binning building, when tho walls
and floors wero momentarily llkoly
to tall In.
The fire destroyed much' that was
without intrluslo vnluo in the way ot
carefully prepared solentlllo speci
mens of various kindB. Tho college
museum contained an extonslve col
lection of minerals and fossils and
tho loading types ot recent animal
life. All of thoso are precious to the
scientist and havo no money equiva
lent to tho lover of natural history.
Mnny delicate instruments for civil
engineering and physical and chem
ical apparatus were totally des
troyed. A loss of $3000 has been
placed on the loss at microscopes
used In the department of Nutu nl
The library auuex, located in the
east hall, was completely destroyed.
It contained complete files ot liter
ary and sclentiilo magazines, dating
back to the opening ot tho Institu
tion. In this room was also kept
the students' graduating theses,
which in thomsolves are without
pilco. From Buchtel collego 870
young men and women have gradu
ated, while the names ot soveral
thousand are onroUed upon the rec
ords. Dsxcoam's Fltxs euro blck Uesdscbe.
Fine Smoking Jackets
Which We Will Sel1
Star Clotting House
Toilet Sets, Toilet Bottles, Celluloid Collar and Cuff
Boxes, Work Boxes, Glove and
Handkerchief Boxes. I
And a great variety of goods from 10c to $2. Neckwear in.
all tho now colorings and shapes.
Tho best Kid Gloves in Akron for $1.00 and $1.25.
Be sure and look at this stock before buying. It will
M. D. Brouse, Agent,
NOTHING' TOO. GOOD'
And we oan better the best In quality and emphasize your
holiday Joys by supplying you with
The Finest and Purest Candy.
SOLE AGENTS FOR
Have no rival. Flno bos goods elegantly put up, containing
the best Chocolates nnd Bon-Bons.
Headquarters for Home-Made Candies.
We aro making candy evory day. All kinds. Wo dip our
own ohocolates. Chocolate Chips, Nut Goods, Creams, etc.
Besides our chooulates wo make Fancy Hard Goods for deco
rating, Pure Mixed Candy, Tafty, eto. WHOLESALE ana RETAIL.
EL J. Alderfer,
Confectioner. 160 S. Main street.
For San-ta Glaus
THE GREAT ATTRACTION OP
Our Holiday Furniture
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We are stlU making XMAS CANDY for
uome-maae canny rrom
lOo a lb. up to 50o a lb.
We rut up Fruit Baskets to order.
Trulls and. Huts at LOWEST PRICES.
Give us your wholesale orders for Fruit
at once so we will be able to supply you.
N. LASKAMS CO.
Phone 280. 102 South'Howard St.,
& 662 S. Howard Bt., op. city building
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