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AKRON MOCRAT VOLUME EIGHT. NUMBER 78 AKRON, OHIO, THURSDAY EVENING, J ULY 20, 1899. PRICE ONE CENT KRON ELKS, Justice. Brotherly Love and Fidelity Its Motto. Men Who Have Aided In Making this Lodge DE JLL-L. JL I A JL HA TV K K V Four Corner Stones of the Benevolent and. i Protective Order Elks. How the Great Fraternal Order Was Founded, and its Noble Mission. The Phenomenal Growth of the Local Lodge It's Palatial Quarters. " Optimum r Hue umustliyito, nam cimtuctwIofacittjueundiitiMum:'' "Choose that course of life which is (he most excellent, ami custom will render it the most delightful." Pythagoras. Two years ago three citizens of Akron felt vibrating in their hearts that predominant note of the wml-octavc Charity. They must choose a course or life which would qualify them bent for promoting the good of others. In united effort the pursuit seemed noblest. So F. S. Ehlen, C. U. Suodgrass and II. S. App applied forndmissiou into the Beiie oleiit and Protective Order of Elks of the I7. S. of A. ruder dispensation, granted by Meade 1). Detweiler, Grand Kxalted ltuier, Akron Lodge, Is'o. bKi, -was oigauized. February U, 18S)7, George Buxton, I). 1). G. K. R., with the assistance of Cleveland, Canton, Youngs town and Warren lodges, opened the lodge with forty-four charter mem bers. L. y. Pardee was chosen Exalted Ruler. AVhat has been the result of that inspiration of ninety-seven? A uni versal harmony of delight. On April 1, lb'Jrf, this organization begun its occupancy of elegant quarters in the Aylille block on East Mill street. The lodge room cannot be surpassed by any in tlie state. The club rooms are of the Monte Cris touian type, the pride of Akron. More than $17,000 lias been expended upon the magnificent reception rooms, parlor, billiard hall and card rooms. The growth in membership has been phenomenal in fact, unsurpassed by any subordinate lodge in the history of the Order. Today its member ship is two hundred aud ninety-six, with twenty persons waiting to be initiated. Akron in possession of sucli n puroly humane organization owes all gratitude to the fact that euch a national organization was in previous existence. Tho Benevolent and Trotcctivo Order of Elks is distinctly an American order an well as a purely charitable organization. It seeks to do its charity in silence, that the proud spirit that sutlers in secret, fearing more the blush of shame that comes of asking than the pangs of hunger may feel that never will Its soro need, nor tho mannor of its alleviation, bo published to the world, and that tho faults, tho frailties, the necessities and the help extended will rcmaim as sacred confidences never to be divulged. This is really the only secret of the noble order. It is generally accepted that the distinguished honor of forming the organization is credited to Charles Algernon Sidney Vivian. Vivian was a ballad singer, and one of the most versatile men in his profession. At the institution of this Order, it was composed of a few gentlemen of the theatrical profession, who termed themselves "Jolly Corks," and who were associated together for social intercourse. From this little band of "good fellows," who held tlioir meetings on Sundays, they being theatrical people, and that being the only day they were at liberty, it has become a powerful Order of Benevolence and Charity, with lodges in over four hun dred towns and cities of the United States. Born of brotherly love, and aiming to promote tho brotherhood of man, it oilers its members the certainty of warm hearts and welcome hearths in tho vnrioas cities to which business or pleasure mny summon them. One can readily understand, and appreciate with satisfaction, tho finding in evory city a little circle of kindred minds; appreciative and intelligent friends, who, banded together for tho general interest and common good, are ready to extend the right hand of fellowship and greet you with tho kindly smile of brotherhood. "One who loves his follow man." The impression prevails that none nut members of the theatrical pro fession and its dependencies are eligible to membership in the order, and while it is truo that a great many of the reputable male portion of the profession are members, tho grant bulk of tho membership of today ismado up of prominent olllcinls, merchants, bankers, journal ists, legal and medical men, and the bright lights of the world in art, literature, scienco andmusio. Tho foundation of the Ordor is laid upon the four cornor stones Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity. Of theso Charity stands first, not only in the naming, but shines forth in all tho actions of worthy members. Scarcely can the cry of distressor the moan of despair summon assistance, ere the Elks tender the best efforts to aid and relievo, question ing neither country nor creed, doctrine nor belief, and daily and hourly do the prayers of the widow and orphan ascend to the "Grand, Exalted ltuier of the Universe," craving blessings upon the magnanimous and beneficent Ordor of Elks. Ji JLJLJL JL kbJ JL jl 4. JL JL JL JL XJLA AIL XJUL 1 JL j IB f i IT'lTlFlfT s T B f )filfiMlflflf&f&d?ifS&fiFSiKg(&mkM),k ) 1 m -t y ft & 1SlfWWWWWWWW70WWWW&!&&lffWI0Wm I Mi,0 AT AKRON I m ffi iULJL-T 1 1U iCi i- - i Wrfrnmp D" D (I C 10001 i WW lllllllli O " "' l ii a 1 A77 i p TT WXWUAJL1.W JO1 ,1 9 J JLsf JL J m I - ' li The Splendid Organization It Is Today Finest In Ohio. Officers of the Order and Complete Roll of Members of Akron Lodge. The List Contains Names of Many of this City's Leading Men. OFFICERS OF AKRON ELKS LODGE: I I Exalted Ruler : E. C. SHAW I Esteemed Uwlinj; Knight W3I. JI. IULTABIDLE f Esteemed Lecturing Knight 0. E. M'MILLAN Esteemed Loyal Knight 0. H. (JHASE Secretary EDWIN WAGNER Treasurer ' G. E. WAGONER ? Vmirn P Ar TTITKRTnKF.T? I Chaplain J. ED. GOOD Inner Guard.... R. B. M'NEIL- Tyler L. K. STONE ' Trustees, ' I J. U. Jl'OKUJI L. S. PARDEE 0. L. SADLER 1 1 JACOB FFEIEFER GEORGE D. BATES. Andress, H K Alderfer, K J Allen, SE Andrew, II L Artloy, John A Ault, D C Akers, Alfred Armstrong, A T Anderson, G M Anderson, Jf F Ammerman, Chas Dennor, C C Baldwin, AV 15 Bruot, Chas Brenlzer, J I Breckenridgo, M E Barry, T E Barry, AV S Bonstedt, A Bradley, John A Baird AVm Burnett, It 1 Barber, O C Barnes, A G Bates, Geo I) Berger, Homer K Baker, John AV Breckenridge, 1) I) Bruner, C I Butler, F AV Boucher, V J '. Beck, J M Benner, 51 L . Bolanz, E J Bunnell, E S Bigloy, AVm J Bliss, A ' Bonstedt, F . Bonstedt", H Beck, E M Brown, James IJienT C A Burkhardt, G F Bloomlield, J O Berry, Geo C Buchtel, AVm Buel, E 51 Brady, C K Baker, C II . Rookwalter. M Bien, A .1 Blessman, Aug Curtis, Geo I. Conner, AV B Carr, Frank It Christensen, C M Grouse, Geo AV Chase, C H CaiiTiTbell, J B Clemmer, G AV Cahill, H P Corning, C J Connor, J H ' Croft, J D Crisp, John Chapman, J AA Chandler, B C Chapman, AV D Christy, AVill Curley. Jas F Cleaver, J V Cummins, A J Clark, B B Crumb, C D Cline, S S Dunbar, AVilmer Dunn, Edward Dunn, Edward, Jr Dunn, Charles Doran, Jno AT Doyle," Dayton A Druckemiller, J F Davis, C M Dennple, C B Dick, Cha Durand, AAr A Esgate, Osborn Eblen, F S Eichenlaub, AV R Ebright, L S Findley, W C Freso, F G Foltz, AV K Foltz, Kent O French. H A Frederick, U G Fletcher, C F Falor, C B . Feddorson, I Fleischer. Jos S Fiobeger, Frank Frain. C l Finch, F F Fauver, AV A Goodrich, C C Grafton, T E Goodhue, N 1 Goldstein, Jacob Grether. John Guillet, liobt Good AV G fnaabST Continued on Second Page.