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AKRON DAM DEI
Shot Guns, Rifles, Shot,
Poffdsr, Shells, Cartridges,
Ilcvolrers, runlng Tackle,
everrthtnc In Sporllnsr
Goods at Lowest Prices.
GEO. S. DALES & SON,
228 South Main St.
VOLUME EIGHT. NUMBER 218
AKRON. OHIO, SATURDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 30. 1899.
PRICE ONE GENT
The East Market Street
Light Flashed In Front of
Of Great Fortune.
Against an Inventor.
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Of Old Paris v Pipes
Offered For Sale by an
Aged Sea Captain.
Poor Fellow Was Reduced
How He Happened to Soil
He Found Considerable Easy Money
Keep your w enther eye open for an
old soa salt, who bought a carved
meerschaum pipe in Fails 21 years
ago. If be heaves in sight, put on
full sail, throw your anchor hnrd-a-port
and run before the wind.
He hns mado the acquaintance of
a numbor of Akron peoplo and each
has In his possession a lasting re
minder of the "Captuin's" visit. It
was a case of where "Ignorance is
bliss, etc." Two of the wily sea
man's victims happened to be in tho
same place the same day and that is
why tho story becomes public.
It happened this way. Friday a
salesman for the Standard Oil com
pany visited the offlco of the Akron
Varnish company. Whllo ho was
there be displayed a pipe, evidently
meerschaum,, handsomely carved
and of great age,
"It's a beauty. Where did you get
tWVttitt ?JL1 mrJ'ir.'Cll-Wl-- JH.
"I met a sea-captain today. Poor
fellow he-was in hard luck. He was
in Paris 2Lyears ago and while there
bought this pipe, paying 100 francs
for It. Look at tho color on it. He
has kept it ever sinco. This is a
solid gold band that he had put
around it. Must have cost $5 or $G
more. He has been unfortunate and
was broke. Ho told me his story
and offered me the pipe for $1. Of
oourse I jumped nt tho chance, al
though I felt a9 though It was like
The traveling man had not beon
out of the office more than a minute
before Ed. Beck came In. Ho pre
pared foi a pull at his pipe. When
he produced it, he did not try to hide
It from view. On the contrary ho
seemed anxious to display it. The
pipe was a "dead ringer" fm tho
traveling salesman's. It was cined
just like it, had tho gold band a; d all.
"Say where did you get it?" asked
one of tho clerks.
"That pipe was purchased in Paris
21 years ago by an old sea captain.
Ho paid 100 francs for It. I ran
ncross him today and gave him $1
for it. Ho was broke. It was n case
of hold-up and X wns almost ashamed
to take it," said Mr. Heck.
"Why Mr. Elliott, the agent for
the United States Express Company
has one just like it" said tho book
"Where did he get it?" asked Mr.
He was called by telephone.
In reply to the question of Mr.
Beck he said: "I got it of a sea cap
tain. He bought it in Paris 21 yoars
ago." He got no further. Then tho
story of the traveling man wns told.
An investigation proved that the
genuine ambor mouth piece was cel
luloid, the meerschaum a poor imita
tion and to cap the climax the pipe
had never been smoked. Just how
many 21-year-old, 100-frano Paris
pipes the captain disposed of in
Akron is not known yet.
Falls Residence Burns.
The residence of Alfred Sill of
Cuyahoga Falls was destroyed by
fire Saturday, The fire started from
n defective Hue. The contents were
savod. The residence was u frame
structure and is a total loss. It was
'Insured for $3000.
.Cold, with snow In extreme north
ait tonight and Sunday. ,
Residents Excited by Its Unearthly
Appearance An Investigation.
The residents near the Union com
otery, or r. mnjirltyof thou, havo
been kept in an excited state and
fright for the past few weeks over
an unetplalnnble and unearthly
light visible after dark, which made
Its appparanco near tho vault, on tho
northern pirt- of tho cemetery and
which could only be seen from a cor
taln position, .some distance away,
says, tho Canal Fulton Signal. It
was claimed to have been seen by
scores of poople and by somo of our
people who aro not given to telling
ghost stories. To no two persons
did it appear the same. Ono porson,
a man of some ago, who waB led
there through curiosity, told us that
tho light seemod to issuo from the
ground and shot up two or throe feet
and spread out a foot or more on
either side and that It was of bluish
tint. This strange illumination was
there and there is no mistaking it.
The other evening a popse of brave
young men armed themselves and
soldier like marched forth to Investi
gate. The bravor ones led the way
and cautiously approaohed the real
sceno of this strango and mysterious
light. Now they would see it, then
they would not see It, then they
would see It again. After holding a
council of war they d3oldod that the
mysterious light was nothing more
than the reflection of a distant street
lamp on a polished granito monu
ment. CITY'S GROWTH
'&$fftyp1S '.m :'; A
inaicaiea ' oy uiosing
Large and" Steady Increase In Every
Statistics for the year ending Jan.
1, 1000, will show a steady Increase
in flguros in every department of the
city, of which record is kept. Every
increase is but tho natural result of
tho city's growth.
While there havo been granted
during the past year almost 100
building, permits, this department Is
I'stluiatod by tho season, which bo
glns Maruh 0 and Jan, 1. During
this period C25 permits woro granted;
in n 1 k period la j eir thore were
granted but 2UU.
Xumbor of deaths during 1800, to
date, GbO; Inst j tar, M0.
Number of births, during 1S0O, to
date, 771; last ear, 742.
Numlxu of mils mnde by the fire
department, during lgTO, to d.ite, 105;
last year, IBS.
Numboi of milk peimlto issued by
Snultarv Pollcomsu XI. W. Hoyo, to
date, -SO; last ear, anio number.
Organization of New
Meeting Called to Elect Officers An
The meeting for the formal orgnnj
ization of The Bobinson-Merrlll
Pottery company will be held In this
city, Monday, Jan. 1,
As exclusively noted in Friday's
Democrat tho articles of Incorpora
tion havo been forwarded to Colum
bus. It is said that the Whitmore
RoblnBon company and the E. H.
Morrill company w'ill own tho pror
erty, having purchased the plant of
Markleds Son. The general offices
of the new company, whloh will bo
independent will be located in the
Whltmoro-Boblnson company build
ing, East Akron,
Will of Carrie Straight
It Gives Everything to
At the Time of Her Romantic
She Possessed Large Interests In
Information has been received in
this city of tho death, in Chicago, of
Mrs. Carrie Straight Burton.
She was a Creole. Tho wife of Ed
Burton, who resided In this olty,
during the time that his father, T. E
Burton, was pastor of the First Bap
Mrs. Burton, was tho daughter of
W. B. Straight, formerly of Hudson,
now of Cleveland. Ho married Mrs,
Burton's mother, a wealthy creulo
In New Orleans. The daughter in
herited, at her mother's death, prop-
orty valued at 1500,000. It was
largely Cincinnati real estate and
securities. Her marriage to Burton
was a romantic one. Mrs. Burton
created a furor whereover she went
by her elegant costumes, her dla
mondB and the splendid turnouts In
which she took dally drives. A
Bhort time ago she was injured In a
ii:22Zir:?ittt.TiGrr - -i'
muanaj au juiuucuviin
By tho terras of her will, just filed
In Chicago, the entire estato is given
to her husband. There is a little
left of the fortune. Tho personal
property is valued at JD00 and tho
real estate $15,000. Nothing is left
to her hnlf brothers or sisters.
Of C. A. & C. Railroad Will be Re
moved to Pittsburg.
The following circular was issuod
by the Cleveland, Akron & Colum
bus railroad yesterday: "Taking ef
fect Dec. 31, 1803, the general pas
senger and ticket ofllco of this com
pany will bo romoved to Pittsburg,
All correspondence relating to ticket
fares and proportions and passenger
matters generally, Including requi
sitions for ticKets, should bo ad
dressed on and after Jan. 1, 1000, to
the undersigned at Pittsburg, Pa,
Agents of tho lino between Hudson
and Killbuck may ask of C. I . Kim
ball, assistant f,uncral pnssengor
ngont, at Cleveland, O., and agents
of tha line between Columbus
Ztnesville, nud Killbuck Inclusive,
may ask of J, M. Harris, district
passenger ngont at Columbus, 0
assistance and advlco as occasion
may requho," President James Mc
Crea hns also sent out a notice to tho
oilcct that all trip passes oxplring
Dec. 81 will be mado good until Jan
To h Resumed at
LooiYiis Salt Plant.
Trust Will Endeavor to Hold Trade In
Parties Interested state that opera'
tlons will bo resumed at the plant of
tho Loomls Salt company In tho
Tho company sold Its property' to
the trust somo time ago. Shortly
afterwards It was announced that
H, E. Loomls nnd P. E. Tanner
would erect another salt works.
This information has renohod tho
oars of the trust officials. Thoy
have, It Is said on good authority,
dootdod to remodel tho local plant
early next year. Thecapaotty Is to
Corner of East Market
New Year's Day.
XXth Century Hall
Next Friday Evening,
We will open a
New Term for Beginners
All purchasing a ticket w ill receive
a handsome som enlr.
For further particulars tolephono
400 or 485.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. F. Stickle.
Chicago Men Invest.
Plant of Diamond Pottery
O.nn.ltu CnAm. Ui:il
uauaiiiijf ui i aviui yvv in
Will Run Independent of Any
Expect to Undersell All Competitors
A largo bunch of Chicago capital
will flow Into tho channels of trado
In this city with tho opening of tho
For Be oral days Mr. J. A. Hender
son of Chicago has beon In the city
looking over tiio local Hem wltn a
view of going into tho manufac
turing business. Ho lias purchased
tho Diamond Pottery companj's
plant, In East Akron nnd will begin
active operations within 30 days.
W. H. Henderson left for Chicago
Saturday. Before his doparture ho
Btatod to a Di moobat representa
tive that the now company was coin'
prised wholly of Chicago mannfac
turers. "Wo will locate in Akron,'
said he, "becauso the prppor clay
mixture is found in abundance hero
and wo bellovo thore is room for
another pottoiy. Tho Diamond
plant lias been secured and ilvo
ncrcs of ground. Its capacity will
bo doubled and wo will manufac
ture staple goods only. There is no
intention to enter any combiuo. Wo
will run independently and turn out
ware at one-half cent per gallon
cheaper than the trust. This means
a reduction of $20 on a car load and
Is worthy of consideration."
When nskod about tho capital
stock Mr. Honderson answered that
the new concern had all that was
Joseph A. Baldwin and wife of 1030
East Market St., Harvey Baldwin of
J 033 East Market st. and Mrs. M.
If, Johnston of Andrus st. will leave
for Florida about tho middle of Feb
ruary. Tiioy will travol through the
state aud return home by May I.
Tho East Market st. skatlncr nark.
corner East Market and Kirkwood,
opens flew year s nay.
Five" Dollars in Gold.
Tho above amount will be crlvenas
a prlzo to tho clerk or person selling
tho largest number of tickets for tho
Pure Food I'alr, Jan. 10 to 20: $2 50
In gold lor tno secona nignest num
ber sold. Information and tickets
may be secured from Manage?
Tonjos, iraninori notei, opposite
Attempt to Prevent His
For a New Rubber
Plaintiff Claims to Have
Provious to Time Defendant Put It In
The Rubber Goods Manufacturing
company is behind an action against
an Akron inventor.
The title of the ense, which was
filed In the United Stntes Circuit
Court, is Charles H. Wheeler vs
James A. Swlnehart. Mr. Wheoler
Is of the India Ilubber company,
which is owned by the trust. Mr.
Swlnohnrt.livos at 77 E. Exchange
st. He claims to be the Inventor of
tho wing and wire vehicle tire,
which Is now being manufactured
in Peoria, III., for him.
His claim is disputed by Mr.
Wheoler. He alleges that tho Idea
originated In his mind, although he
admits that It was first put into exe
cution by tbe defendant. Is is a
quostlon of who was first in conceiv
ing the idea of the Invention. The
plaintiff asks that ho bo given a
PllistPS. thetirg, andJthttt Mr.
Swlnehart be out off from any 'and
P. C. Dyronforth, for tho defend
ant, nnd C. C. Lilithicum, for tho
plaintilf, have been in the city for
severnl days taking desposltlous
Both are woll known Chicago patent
attorneys. Mr. Dyrenforth is attor
ney for the Diamond Rubber,com
pany and Mr. Llnthlcum for tho
Declared by the Central
Large Amount Added to Surplus Fund
Tho directors of the Central Sav
ings bank mot Friday afternoon. A
somi-annual dividend of It per cent,
wns declared, leaving a surplus of
$4,C0J. This was placorl In the re
serve fund, which now amounts to
Tho bank has been doing business
for two nnd one-half years. In that
compnrltlvely brief time it has mado
an excellent showing. Tho deposits
now amount to tr90,151.8B. The
stnteinont Jmado to the directors
was a splendid ono.
Asks For Active Support of Every
Citizen Public Meeting.
A committee appointed by tho
Board of Trustees of Buchtel college,
comprised of Dr. Ira A. Priest, Hon.
Oeorgo W. Grouse and Mr. E. D.
Smith, have Issued a letter to tho
friends of tho institution.
This letter enlists the active aid
of every citizen in Akron, every
friend of the college nnd every
friend of higher education. An ap
peal is mado for subscriptions and
not less than $250,00(1 will be raised.
Tuesday evening at 7:30 o'clock a
meeting of Alumni, former stu
dents, trustees and friends will bo
held in tho YiP.O.U. rooms of tho
Unlversallst ohurch. At this meet
ing no subscriptions will be asked,
but a systomatfo canvass of the city
will bo arranged.
Masquerade costumes far ladles
and gontlemon to let, .Call at Mrs.
Julia AVilms, 511 West Exobange st.
"THE BIG STORE OF LITTLE PRICES"
Special Prices on Many Holiday
To clean up broken stock. If you need anythini; in.
the lino of
coinr here. Prices always the lowest.
Qualities always tho best.
J. J. BRASAERMJ
Making Contracts With
Preparing to Reap Rich Harvest
Revenue Is Small.
Tho northern diislon of the Ohio
canal will soon be converted into an
ice market, and thd state will retail
the crystal product nt froin7'cto
12 per ton.
Usually, about 1,000 tons pf Ice are
sold from tho northern dhialon. But
last year's season wns not good, and
the stato sold about $10 worth of Ico.
Already the canal In many places Is
covered with Ice Ave Inches thick,
and it is otpected that applications
for permits will beein to accumulate
next weak that fsHf 'the-ice doesn't
The condition that has played
havoc with tho state's Ico industry
Is tho recent manufacturing of the
article by chemical and mechanical
processes. Somo jenrs ago n con;
sldernblo quantity of Ico was sold
from the canal.
Local ico dealers and those who
secure the product for private uso
nro preparing to reap the annual
Monchos Bros, will begin on Sum
mit lake Saturday to cut their sup
ply, which they say will bo 200 tons.
The Ice on Summit lake is six
Trank X. Monegny aud M. A. Mc
Donough aro at Crystal lnko this af
ternoon, making arrangements to
begin cutting tho ice, which is seen
During the Games Chess and
Checker Champion Coming.
Mr. II. N. Pillsbury, the champion
chess nnd checker plajer of tho
United States will give on Saturday,
January 18, 1000, at 7-80 p.m., nn ox
hibltlonof his marvelous skill in tho
noble games of chess and checkers.
The entertainment will be held In
Lledertnfcl hnll,East Market st.
Mr. Pillsbury will play simultan
eously 12 games of chess and 12
games of checkers. During tho
games tho champion will be blind
folded; nnd this proves his ability to
give an entertainment which is un
paralleled In tho history of such ex
hibitions. Tho members of tho Ak
ron Chess club publicly thank tho
more than ono hundred prominent
citizens of Akron who hm e kindly
Miner Nearly Killed.
Chas. Klino, 21, living lth his
parents west of Clinton, was caught
nuclei a falling rock at Clinton
mino Friday and nearly killed. One
of his logs waB crushed so badly
that it may have to bo amputated.
Dr. DIsBinger, of Canal Fulton, at
On rebrunry 1, Hon. mid Mrs,
Wm. II. Upson of 510 East Market
st. and Dr. Henry Upson of Clove
land will leavo for California. They
v, ill spend two months in travollng
through tho southern part of the
and lOo Store
IIO 13. Howard e.
Who'll be Appointed
As United States Disrict
Ex-Mayor Harper Does Not
Ask For Anything.
Doubtful Whether Gen. Dick Wilf
"I don't know jet whether I shal
attend the inauguration of Governor
elect George K. Xash." cnld General
Chas. Dick to a Democrat reporter
to-day, "I will be In Washington
and my congressional duties may
make it imposslblo for mo to ba
there. Hov, ever, I should like very
much to attend, and will If I can.
A telegram from Columbus w
then shown Gen. Dick. The spec 1
read : "It's reported here that Chas,
W. T. Dick will not attend the In
auguration as Major-General, fear-,
ing that the military parade will bo
Gen. Dick smiled oer tho tcle
gram and said: "I know nothing
nbout a military parade. I've Jia4
no roport on such a parade, and do
not know w hat organizations will be
Hegardlug the appointment of a
United States Marshal for tho north
ern district of Ohio, Mr. Dick said,
"There's nothing new. Senator
Hnnna, who will recommend to
President MoKinioy the person to
be appointed, will likely not do so
within the next mouth. There arr
but two United Stntes Marshals to
be appointed In Ohio ono for tha
northern and and one for the south,
ern district. Tho four prominent
candidates for tho appointment aro:
Col. C. V. Hard of Wooster.S. D.
Hollonbeck of Geauga county, Nor
man Nichols of Medina county and
Col, W. C. Haskell of Cuyahoga
"No; I'll not make a prediction as
to which ono of these men w 111 ba
successful. In fact, it is very un
certain, as a number of other persons
will no doubt soon announce their
candidacy for the same position."
Mayor Harper Not a Candidate,
Gen. Dick denlod the story that
E-MaorE. R. Harper had solicit
od hlri influence In securing tho posi
tion of Oil Inspector for tho North
ern District. "I don't belleothat
Mr. Harper will become a caudldnta
for tho position," said ho. "Bosldes,
it is early to begin a campaign for
tho appointment. 'I ho term of tho
present incumbent, Mr. Jainen
Lucky of Tolodo, will not expire un
til next May."
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