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THE DAILY DEMOCRAT
Edw. S. Harter Fred W. Gayer Editors and Managers. Ed H. De La Coukt, Mgr. Advertising Dopt THE poniiisnKD BT AKRON DEMOCRAT COMPANY office Democrat Block, Nos. 185 and 137 Main st. LONQ DISTANCE PHONE 190. OFFICEUS AliD DIRECTORS. :.' r : 1 1 ? pjr b BET President . Vlce-Presldent Secretary Treasurer... Edw. 8. Harteh.. ..James V. Welsh A. t.paige Fred W. Gayik ..Wiujam T. Sawyer JKO. MO.VAHARA Ed. H. De La Court. Entered at the Postofflce at Akron, Ohio, us-Second-Class Mall Matter. Delivered Every Evening by Carrier Boy 5 CENTS A WEEK ByMalU2.S0 - - - 11.23 for Six Months Official Paper of the City of Akron. TO TELEPHONE THE DEMOCRAT CALL NO. 180, FRIDAY, JUXE 2 $TRADESl$rcouNcm;) TEAGIIN'G CRnilNALS. THE HANDKERCHIEF AS K FACTOR IN THIS WORK. Some Prominent Cane In Which the Little Siinnre of Linen "Vn n Silent font Effective Accimer of the Snii pectetl Cnlprlt. Among the various exhibits in fa tuous criminal cases that have held the civilized world spellbound with their frightful disclosures it is interesting to note how often an accused criminal's life has hung, not by a thread, but by threads, by that little square of linen, of lawn, of silk a handkerchief. "Apparel oft proclaims the man," and there are about a handkerchief cer tain indications that can trace it to its owner, or, rather, vice versa, by the perfumery or sachet upon it in some instances, by its size whether it be a man's or a woman's, by initials in one corner, by. its quality and by the laun dry marks upon it, as in the case of ths notorious desperado and stag robber so well remembered by Californians "Black Bart." One of the cleverest pieces of detect ive work ever accomplished in this state was done in this case by .1. B. Hume, special officer for Wells Fargo. When news reached his office on Nov. 8, 1883, that a stage had been held up and robbed near Tuttleville and that a handkerchief and tome other articles had been found behind some cliffs near the place of attack, Mr. Hume imme diatly telegraphed to have the things sent down to bini. He carefully inspected the handker chief, va plain hemstitched man's hand kerchief, and noticed a lanudry mark in one corner, F x 0 7. Upon this evi dence, a handkerchief with that fatal laundry mark, was Black Bart arrested. Mr. Hume set to woik to find out where the handkerchief had been laun dered, and after several days of careful inquiry and diligent search it was traced to a laundry down on Bush street kept by a man named Ware. This laun dry office was also a sort of lounging room, with a tobacco stand on one side, and here Black Bart, known there as Charlie Bolton, a mining man and cap italist, spent a great deal of his time. When the handkerchief was brought to Ware and he was aked to whom it belonged, he said: "Why, that, is Char lie Bolton's handkerchief. He brought his laundry here just before he returned to the mines a short time ago." Detective Hume sent instructions for the arrest of Black Bart Black Bart, after years of depredations, during which time he had robbed 28 stages and had kept the stage drivers in con tinual fear of their lives, this clever felon, was at last trapped by a handker chief. The shrewd criminal, who had held the sheriff as well as the Wells Fargo detectives at bay fcr so long, did not see that there was enough differ ence between one handkerchief and an other to disclose a man's identity and convict him of crime. Two handkerchiefs figured in the Durrant case. One, identified as belong ing to Minnie Williams, was found cov ered with blood behind the Emanuel church, where the murders were perpe trated. The Botkin poisoning case will go down as one of the strongest cases in the criminal records of California of the conviction of a murderer based on circumstantial.evidenc& What the key stone is to the arch so is the 25 cent handkerchief sent in that fatal box of poisoned candy to the chain of evidence in this famous case, a case where all the eloquence of California's most bril liant lawyers could not swing the jury to the side of acquittal. The important part a handkerchief played in this case was apparent When one saw how hard the attorneys for the defense worked for days on that one bit of evidence, trying in every way possi ble and impossible to break the testi mony of the woman who sold tbejiand kerchief to Mrs. Botkin. If that little cheap embroidered handkerchief had not been slipped into that box of choco lates Mrs. Botkin might be walking the streets of San Francisco today a free woman". A handkerchief convicted her a lit tle white square of linen sent her to a cell with a blackened character, where 6he will exist sans friends, sans hope, sans name, sans everything! Mrs. Whitten, a famous woman crim inal in New York, was finally captured and imprisoned by the aid of a certain perfumed handkerchief. She resided in a large and fashionable boarding house, and at frequent intervals valuable pieces of jewelry had been stolen from the various guests: The woman, who was afterward convicted of the crime, was never suspected, as she, too, claim ed to be having her valuables stolen from her room. Detectives were put to work on the case, and finally they traced the culprit by means of a handkerchief, dropped in a hasty retreat from one cf tho, rooms. The detective to whom the handkerchief Was given noticed upon it a peculiar perfume, a subtle odor used at the boarding house only by Mrs, Whitten. ? That We Beat Them -S.IB When it comes to good clothing values. The rapid increase of our business is our best argument. We're growing for our values force the growth of our business. Great Special For Saturday, June Z Men's and 30ys' Fine Suits IVIer's and Ooys Mats Oents' Furnishings At the greatest bargain prices ever offered in this city. 75c and 50c soft bosom colored shirts, two collars and a pair of cutis or without collars- or collars and cuffs attached for Red, white and blue silk bosom shirts, a few left at S&i.OO Parents, we also have a special sale of children's suits (3 pieces) on which you can save from 50c to $1.00 on every suit hx buying of the Buckeye. Come tomorrow, Saturday. Ave will be prepared to wait on .you, witli extra Help. Our goods are all new. up-to-date in style and of the best quality, prices for tomorrow have reached the lowest notch. 4fc; Our sipt M llvAis' sfsSfnSSu- t " Clothiers, Hatters and Furnishers fe. w I35South Howard Si:. 8 :V "A , ?. ,, Z. 4 m Our Goods, are Always Fresh and Now. BKHHIHHIHHHil H I We Are ? ' I the Original fBWm "S I Cut Eate ' U I Store- Y cut r ate The Citizens Appreciate the Opportunity to Receive T1 Tatent Medicines. at Cut Rates. We are the Lenders. We are here to stav.l PATENT MEDICINE STORE SIO Aest Market S-fc. WE DO JT RIGHT-New York Dentists Artificial Teeth We defy competition Hi workman ship or prices. Painless operating ami extractions guaranteed. Careful examinations free of chanre. Full set of teeth Tzsth Without PLATE 6 SPECIALTY. Made of the best material, made sub stantial, made to fit any mouth, made to restore natural appearance. Twenty years written guarantee with all our work. Crown and Bridge. Work Examination, estimations and ad vice FEEE. Open daily 8 to 8. Sundays 10 to 4. NeA York Derttal Parlors 14-8 South EVlairi S-fcr-ee-fc. O. W. BENKERT, JD.D.S., Manager. Over Standard Hardware C6. $3 ttnd to her the handkerchief was traced and then the crime. Persona who have committed suicide by -jumping off ferryboats have, in many cases, destroyed every other means of identification escept their handkerchiefs. These, thoughtlessly re tained and bearing certain initials or marks, have led to the di&closure of the suicide's name. San Francisco Call. Human Mature. "What is your objection to, surren dering?" inquired the weary Filipino. "I haven't any objection to surren dering," was the leader's answer. "All I object to is being compelled to admit I have been whipped." Washington Star. The Dutcii Qneen. Queen Wilhelniina of the Nether lands dislikes to be called "the little qneen." She thinks the phrase reflects upon her kingdom, as she is 5 feet 14 inches in height. The queen of Spain la only 5 feet 5 2-3 inches; the. empress sf Russia, C feet"2 inches; the em press of Germany and Queen Victoria till smaller. Aside from her height. Hie young Dutch queen is also of the Vest bnild. Her 21J4 inch waist meas ure and 42 inch bust give an admirable proportion. Her powers of endurance were well tested ou coronation day, when for six long hours she wore the ceremonial mantle of red velvet trim med with ermine, a weight of not less than 30 pon.-i'iU and showed no marked symptom of fatigue. HnaanBanrannnHi M Wedding Presents m i I . Graduating Presents. I m ' if p We offer a frreat variety of ioods suitable for IM M Wedding; and Graduating Presents. W p Bric-a-Brac Ornaments, - - l I French China Plates, I I Cut Glass Creations, i 1 Novelties of All Sorts, I I BEST GOODS at POPULAR PRICES. I : -w m r lerri-G&c cfe son w SSggEPS!RK xuLsfciswsai&siiijsi':ais!: mssmmmmmmmm. "BOY WANTED." BY HflFRlET E. HAWLEY. Uncle Jonathan determined to get a boy to help him about the shop and de liver packages. So he had printed a "want" card and s.it down to await re sults. It was a quarter pat C when he re paired to his back room to arrange his evening meal. He trotted back and forth, all the while talking to Thomas, a l.irge gray cat, who purred sociably and rubbed his legs in a most sympathetic manner. First he laid B square of linen upon one side of the table, then he took from a high cupboard in the corner an old fashioned blue and white china cup and saucer and pl.jtc, and then beside them he laid a bone handled knife and fork. Ho lifted the coemfn pot which was boiling upon the stove, took down a tiu can of jellow meal and let it sift through his fingers into the pot, all the while stir ring it briskly and keeping up a steady conversation with Thomas, who sat watching his movements with wide yellow eyes. Suddenly ho paused and listened., "Thomas, did you near a knock?" he asked "Now, wo never open the shop door after wo have closed for the night. Every ono knows that. Still, Thomas; we mustseo who it is." So, after pushing the buhblinp, seething pudding to the back of the stoc, he took the light and, followed sedately by Thomas, passed through the store to the" front door. "Who's there?" he called. It was a child's voice that replied, but so faintly he could not understand the words. Children always appealed to Uncle Jonathan's heart, so ho sat down the lamp and mado hastd to open the door. It was a little girl with a largo bundle in her arms The night was clear, but very cold, and the sharp air cut like a knifo and threatened to blow out the light, so that Uncle Jonathan had to closo the door to a small crack a most inhos pitable wav, ho thought, to talk with a child. "Como inside, my dear, and tell me what you want. It's too cold to bo stand ing here." "Please, sir," Bald the girl as ho closed tho door, "you wanted a boy." "Yes, so I do Do you know of one?" She did not reply at once, but com menced tugging at the bundle she carried in her arms. It was a heavy shawk, and when she had found the head of a frac tious pin and pulled it out the shawl fell away from tho tumbled head and rosy cheeks of a baby boy of perhaps 3 years of age. "Bless my.'stars!" exclaimed Uncle Jonathan. "It's n baby." "Yes, sir," said tho girl. "But it's a boy." Then Uncle Jonathan laughed. How he did laugh and shako and chucklo, "While tho children watched him with great, round, serious eyes. " " "Please, sir, you said you wanted a boy." The child's voice was so sad. so re proachful, that Uncle Jonathan immedi ately stoppedIaughing. "I did I did, my dear, but Gne big enough to help me in tho store. Now, if you wcro a boy you could carry papers, you see, buta baby" again he broke Into a hearty peal of laughter, in which- the baby joined, clapping his hands. . "That's right, my little man. You sec the funny sido, don't you? And sister mustn't cry," as ho saw two big tears steal down tho girl's face. "I'll tell you what we'll do. Como into the back room, and we'll all haio supper together and talk it over. The pudding Is dono." The magic word pudding dried the tears, and while Uncle Jonathan busied himself putting on an extra blue and white plate, cup and saucer and a powter mug which he took from the top shelf of tho cupboard the child took off her own ragged jacket and hood and released tho baby from his imprisonment in tho gray shawl. "What is your namo?" he asked. "Mary M.icDonold, sir, and baby's namo i Roderick." "Scotch," said Uncle Jonathan. "That is good, honest stock, isn't it, Thomas?" Thomas was making tho most friendly overtures to tho baby, who in turn viowed him with round eyes of delight and won derment and mado frnntio grabs at tho waving tail and tho yellow oyes. But withtil Thomas was wary and managed to keep just out of his babyship's fingers. "Whuro is where is your mother?' Undo Jonathan asked this question hesi tatingly, for the children didn't show much evidence of a mother's caro. "Mother died two weeks ago," and Mary's -voico broko, "and fnthcr went away when Roddy was a tiny little baby, and, oh, sir" It seemed as if tho warmth of tho room and Undo Jonathan's kindly manner had suddenly given hor confi dence "Inmtoo little to sow as mother did. You sco, I am only 11 this winter, sir, and I can't earn any monoy. You said you wanted a boy. I thought Roddy might do; ho is such n t;ood llttlo boy. Ho hardly ocr cries, and if you would let mo como und son him fiomotlmcs." By thin Unto tlio tears wero rolling fast down Uid child's exeltpl fooi nnd swn thing dropped with a big splash into tho pewter cup which Uncle Jonathan had tjiken up to fill with milk. 'Come, come," he said, clearing his throat two or threo times, "we are forget ting all about our supper. Como, Roddy, little man, if you are going to be my boy you must sit on Uncle Jonathan's kneo and drink milk from this nice cup It's Thomas' milk, but Thomas won't care. He'll hunt a nice, fat, llttlo mouse with a long tail for his supper." Ah, It was a merry supper! Tho golden pudding and the creamy milk were the most delicious tho children had over eaten Bit by bit their sad little story camo out. They had no one, and Undo Jonathan bad no one, so it is not strange that the old customers were surprised next morn ing by a quiet, bright faced little girl be hind the counter and that a yellow haired, red cheeked baby toddled about, the store nd made friends with every one. "Somo of your folks turned up at list?' they said, and Uncle Jonathan nodded hit head, with a face beamiug with such hap pincas that the customers all congratu lated him and went out feeling as though something good had come into their own lives. Universalist Leader. SENATOR TELLER'S PRAYER. Shoe add E e. The nerves of tho feet aro nmong the mot delicate in the body, and if they suffer the eyes feel It at once, and serious ly. Persons often go to an oculist to have their eyes treated when the inflammation, headaches, fullness of tho eyes or other troubles como simply from too tight shoes or high heels. High heels throw the body out of its normal position and force tho eyes to an unnatural tension. Tight shoes send tho blood to tho head and caiiso a red nose and inflamed eyes. St. Louis Post-DisDatch Cconniiilcal "And when we became engaged ail he did was to kiss my hand." "Yes, I've heard his mother say he was the kinds of boy who would make one piece of caudy last him a week." Indianapolis Journal. The Crnic For Tit leu. Jack I wonder why American girls are so crazy to marry titled foreigners. Ethel Well, the3 can't join secret societies and get titles, as the men do. New York Journal. 9 ir - you would , stand on the i pedestal of 'i success choose wisely your trading place; i. you understand, of course, that means buy Groceries at Griesmen & Crumrine's GROCERS "No. 218 East Market Street .-Tel. No. 58 And WhBt Toni noivn ThonKht of ttie Ini orntlnn. The senior senatex from Colorado, with the exception of the period he Berved as secretary of the interior in President Arthur's cabinel, has repre sented his state in the senate since he admission to the Union in the centen nial year. He is one of the most digni fied members of that body, a man with whom it "is difficult to connect a ro mantic episode, and yet in the early days when he was a pioneerMn Gilpin county, Colo., at the time of the silver excitement there, he was a participator in many thrilling incidents. No one was more forward in insisting that the law should be observed, and he was fre quently called npon to help in tho ex ecution of jnstice. It is told of bini that on one occasion he took part in the lynching of a Mexi can whi was canght robbing the sluice boxes. It was not the first offense, and the man had again and again been warned, but to no purpose. The trial wa conducted with all order and pro priety by the miners nbont there, and it was decided that the culprit must hang. Senator Teller took a prominent part in the debate, and while he regret ted the necessity he still advocated the hanging as important in maintaining law and order. . The prepaiations were made, the rope fixed around the prisoner's neck, and everything was ready for the execntion. At this moment Senator Teller, who is a deeply religions man, asked for a slay in the proceedings and -suggested that a chance be given the Mexican to pray, a privilege the poor wretch declined. But Teller determined he should not swing into eternity without a prayer 'being offered np in his behalf, bowed his own head and earnestly besought the Al mighty that tho offending brother should not be punished in the next world for tho crimefor which they were sending him out of this one. After the hanging, Tom Bowen, who subsequent ly served in the upper house with Tel ler, came np and said : "Old man, that .was a great prayer you put up. That Mexican ongbt to have felt flattered, and would if he had understood you. I couldn't help but think, however, that there was a cer tain amount of sarcasm in it. It struck me that yon displayed a fashion of in solent effrontery in urging the admis sion to heaven of a Mexican whom you had already condemned as not good enough for Gilpin county, Colo. How ever, it was a great petition and ought to go a long way toward getting the Mexican through the great white gate." Philadelphia Post. I A Public Invitation I TO OUR 1 OK I 1 MEN'S SUITS 1 1 BOY'S SUITS 1 CHILDRENS'- SUITS J "The &?by . O-F St Simply that John invites you to make a better acquaintance with THE BIG 1154, Double Clothing Store and the Biggest Bargains Ever Offered in Clothing. Your Curiosity Will be Aroused "When you know we have a Grand Special Pant Sale now going on. 500 Pairs of Pants ranging in price from $1.75 and upwards. Elegant goods in cheeks, stripes and plain colors. Order your Spring Suit and Over coat now. - . . He Wim nook Mad. In the history of the world only a few bibliotaphs have existed. The bib liotapb, in contrast to the bibliophile, who loves books, and the bibliomaniac, who is possessed by an unrestrained passion for them, is one who delights in buying and storing them as sqnirrels, mice and ground animals .store things against the imaginary needs of a future day. Bishop Hcber was tho most distin guished of bibliotaphs. He was rich, and he bought books by the tens of thousands. He wonld hold as foolish ness that saying of the Greeks which exhorts one to do nothing too much. According to Heber's theory, it was impossible to have too many books. He had a library in his house at Hodnet His residence inPimlico, where he died, was filled, like Magliabecchi's at Flor ence, with books from the top to the bottom. Everj- chair, every table, every passage contained piles of erudition. He had a house in York street, London, filled with books. He had a library at Oxford, one at Antwerp, one at Brus sels and one at Ghent. The most accu rate estimate of his collections places the total at 14G.837 volumes, which cost him .")0O,000. After his death the catalogne of his accumulations was published in three parts, and the sales lasted over three years. St. Louis Globe-Democrat. I Tomorrow5 Saturday, Jyn 3 J I '. . f1EI5S . - I I Blue and Bl&ok Serge Suits I 9 With silk facinjr. single and double breasted, 1 & B" ,&&&& -A ji&ss -scssft. n. M a i. good suit, well made. m 1 WW HUE L IHHT SIII&TS 1 II Nice suits, single and double breasted, S I Only $5J8, Speeiall 1 A Bat and Ball or a scientific Box Kite given FREE S with every boy's suit sold. Never has there been such won- 9 derful values offered as Ave show you. Mighty values per- E suasive prices. Opportunities seldom seen and never for- U gotton. I THE OiO 134 I OlotF-fiir-sg l-loiase I I No. 131-lSlS DOUBLE STORE South Howard st. I HOLDSTEIN & CO. .1 With the- tfiiift L I'jUin J iMAiiJii, m;uiutactiii"ea jy tho Sherwin-Williams Co. Also Lead and Oils (standard brands,) Lawn Mowers, variety of styles, Window and door screens, roultrv -JNettmc: and Garden Tools of all kinds. Roofing and Spouting Promptly Attended-to. U 1 ilUUJUI THE FASHIONABLE TAILOR. Guth Blocltg 1:54-130 S. Howard st 01 In amounts to suit, individual on real estate security. & ef Csr--fc. Interest Waif S.Hoflmger 226 South Main St., Akron, 0. Phono 2 DRINK Burkhardts Beer- IT'S THE BEST BREWED a. TIioiiKlitfal oflllHlVife and Himself. "Mr. Bloomficld is a most considerate husband," said Mr. Gaswell to Mr. Onkane. "Is he?'" "Yes ; the family moved on April 1 to a house with a lawn in front of it, and when Mrs. Bloomfleld's birthday came along toward the end of April her hnsband gave her for a Hrthday present a nice light running lawn mower." Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph. LOCAL MARKETS. WHEAT 74 CENTS. Retail Prices. June 2, 3 p.m. Butter, creamery 22c, country 18c, cooking 10c to 12 ; lard 10c; eggs 18c; chickens, 15c per lb. dressed Corn, ear. 23c to 25c par bushel, shelled 45c: oats 33c to 37c; hay 60c to 70c a hundred; straw 30c to 40c hundred. Potatoes 60c per bushel. Lettuce 12c per pound. New onions, three bunches for 6c. Asparagus 8c a bunch. Radishes, two bunches for 5c, Strawberries, 10 to 12'c qt. " Cucumbers, 8c piece. Spinach 2oc a pock. Pie Plant, 2 bunches for lie. "Wax Beans 25c a nieasuie. Tomatoes, 20c per V. New beefs, 7c bunch iir 4 for 25c. Summer squash, 10c to I5c a piece. New potatoes, 18c a measure. Pens, 20c a measure. Wholesale Prices. Wheat 74c; oats 30c to 33c; corn, ear, 20c; corn, shelled, 40c; hay, $10.. to $11 ; ryo, 58c. Butter, creamery, 17c; country 10 to I2c: lard, 0Jc; eggs. 13 to 14c; chickens, live 0c, dressed lie. Navy beans, ?!.:, ?l.lo;manowiat beans $1.50, $1.65. Potatoes, 30 to 35e a bushel. Cured hides, No. 1.8JNo. 2, 8c, greon,No. 1, 7!c,- No. 2 6?c, cured calf skins, No. 1, lOlc, No. 2, 9Jc; green, INo. l, uc; ino. z, bc; uimuw, No. 1, lc; sneop peits,iaino skhis, !X)C. Pork, dressed, 4c, live $3.75 to $1.00; neof, dressed, 7c to Sa, livo 4c to 5c; mutton, live. 4lc to 5c; dressed, i)c to 10c; lamb, dressed, 10ehvo,t"toGl,; spring lamb, H to loc; pork, loins, 8c; veal, live 5Cc to tl dressed, il to lSo. Sugar-cured nam, a,c to 5140; shoulder. 53ict California ham. Ojjc folic ; bacon, 7jHe to Kc; dried Uem. lie to uc; laru, bihiuu ihiiu, 0hcln tub; QHc ill tiercurj) vountry fcgt.Uo tmj jniru rui "" MILA gen eral -Hard- Successor to Sorriek it Harter, dealers "in ware, Stoves, Nails. Tinware, ete. Cor. Howard and EV1arlce-fc S-fcrees-fc NEW YORK MILLINERY STORE AVe have just received a new line of SAILORS and WALKING HATS of the latest productions blaet, white and all colors. Also a new line of ROSES and NEW FLOWERS for mid-summer trimmings. We have also REDUCED THE PKICES of all TRIMMED HATS this day, June 2. Come early and secure bargains. 3 secure bargains. " 1 1 PVlrs. E. O. ioo-fc, 139 Howard St. TBrTlinim i WBBr WBt J to J Dill 1161a ! SpftuMfHr Y. Economy, Efficiency, D u ra fc i I ity . Being adjusted to any given gas pressure, the requisite volume of gas and air to in sure perfect combustion are easily and readily obtained and controlled,thus wcunnir the highest elliciency and greatest economy of the gas consumed. Insist on plumber furnisli ingsaine. I'll guarantee gas bills less than coal. 112 Niagara St., Buffalo, N. Let Us Give You an Estimate To heat your house with a The Jahant Hot Blast Furnace JSPi HSJ as; E3feSV ,.-Ffcwyji The estimate costs you nothing. -Climax Stoves, Detroit Gasoline Stoves and House Furnishing Goods at The Jahant Co. successors 10 mm x weDer. 166 1 imss si.