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Magnificent Display Made Akrons Business Men. by Midway Is Filled With Interesting Wonderful Freaks and Exhibits. and Dazzling Effect Produced by Brilliantly Illuminated Arch and the Fireworks. German Village Has Numerous Attractions Great Search Light Achille Phillion's Act, Illustrative of the potency of con centrated and continued efforts in the achievement of success is the Elkb' Street fair, which was formally opened to the public at 1 Monday afternoon. After months of industrious prep aration, a large outlay of money, ex tensive labors und dilligcnt search for pleasing attractions, the aggre gated collections of novel, entertain ing and instructive features assem bled on the fair grounds, together with the merchants' and business men's displays in the booths on Ex hibit street, constitutes a wierd and lively little city, whose appearance is very gratifying to the Elks and cannot fail to interest and please the thousands who will visit the fair. In their efforts to make this event one of the greatest of its kind over held in the city, the .Elks are not alone. Akron's commercial and bus iness men, with that enterprise and broad-inindeduetb so peculiarly characteristic of them, have liberal- and shows. Foreverl weeks the fair grounds have presented a scene of busy activity. Booths were being erected, trimmed and fitted up for are very popular with the visitors j grounds. Those who -desire to ex periment as to the truth of this state ment, which i- made by the opera tors of the searchlight, will find cop ies of the Daily Democrat on sale at its booth on Exhibit street. Ac curate and detailed daily accounts of the proceedings of the fair will be found in its pages. No End To Amusements. There are so many attractions on the Midway and of such varied char acter that the visitor will always rind something particularly pleasing. As fancy dictates the pleasure is yours, for there's 110 end to the round of amusements. Whichever way you turn, there is always a new scene in the constant stream of ever-varying but always joyous life. The tent bulletins are placarded with gay colored pictures and scenery. At night the scene will be bewitching: the light and color wonderful. The animation of the delighted audiences, the laughter and overflow of good humor will be irresistible. The per formers and the crowds will combine to make as flno an exhibition of ka leidoscope life as one would care k w itness. The Streets of India and Hagen bach'B Animal show are on the southern part of the grounds. Both i the display of wares. Last week was a particularly busy one at the grounds, the exhibitors being en gaged iu taking goods out to be ar ranged in thn booths. Owing to the rain conflicting with the progress ot the work Friday and Saturday, many were obliged to work Sunday. A large force of men were put to work Sunday night at 12 o'clock, and en closures were fenced in, and other important work done as a last finish ing touch. No Lack ol Preparation. Xow all the work of arragements is completed; there will be no halt by reason of a lack of preparation. All the attractions are here in good shape. Every detail is arranged, and tho big show starts off in a man ner that promises a whole week of fun, frolic and festivity. Indications are that the crowds attending will The Midway. From the German village tho vis itors next go to the Midway, located on the Western part of the ground. The Midway, as well ab the Streets of India, located on the southern part of the grounds, are under the man agement of Col. Frank W. Gaskill, of Canton, who about two years ago organized a circuit especially for street fairs, and secured a long list of specialties and attraction-.. He ha 20 weeks booked ahead." Speaking with a Democrat reporter. Mr. Gas kill said: "It looks as though Akron was going to have an exceedingly good fair. Everything i arranged so well that failure would almost bo impossible. I like the giounds ery much, and think they are laid out admirably for the handling of a big crowd." Ou tho Mid'n-ay are the Japanese ly co-operated with the Elks, giving jbe largeab delegations headed by nd Oriental theaters, with their uu- Gayer. F W Glazier, J 1' Gamble. W B Grant. C T Hart. O S Haitei.Ueol- Hall. W C Heuegan, T J Hauthaltei. John Humphrey, H M Harris, Bobert Hiltabidle.W M Holton, F H Hunsicker. F W Hove, M W Hershey, E A Hainlen. H B Hodgdon. W Hoffman. P H Hamlin, R H Henry. A R Ha.'f"le. G I. Ha'-senflup. J W Houghton. H B Heimingway. G E Helfor. W T Hove. W .1 Irviu, G A Ingalls, J no G Jones, James H Johnston, W O Jordon, Jos X. Johnston, It i Kirn. Oscar Kohler. J A Kline, Clint W-" Kempel. Geo A Klage-, H Kirn, W F Krau-. John V Kline, O J Koch. J Kohler, A A Kohler, S II I.anipaiter, Johii Long. Geo A Long. J H Lambrig'n. J I. Lee, J L Lydei.Fred H THE WARKET STREET ARCN I Con '-" ' ' ' Jit n u -hwioOT r- m- n ..- h MTSTREgT FAIR CARNIWlfe? HjimaP1 fvr(i4F.inw3l tar- ""SC- 'I "ys. nectsthe Main GroundsAWith the Streotsof India and Hagonbaok's Anil Show Was Designed and Built by Architect F". O. Weary, Who Also Prepared Plans Por-fcho Exhibition Grounds. patronage and influence toward tlie Elks are expected from the neigh success of the Fair. Their booths on ! boring towns and cities. Akron's Exhibit street are tastily trimmed people are all interested iu the fair and decorated for the better display i and will turn out en masse to bee the , of their wares, and all present a fine sights. The best of order will pre- appearance. 'vail at the fair, for 30 special, The Parade. The parade given at 1 o'clock by the Elks, and various persons and 4 features of the fair was spectacular, brilliant in pageantry and interest ing to all. Forming on Main st., near Mill, headed by tho Elks, the line of paiadf was taken up io Mar Lot, tlit-ti a count rrmarch to Mill, down Mill l Howard, norih on llowaul to Market, east on Market to the fair grounds. The parade was marshaled by E. C. Shaw, assisted by a mounted battalion. Following the battalion was the Eighth Regi ment band, then came the Elks, re bplendant "in white caps, dark sack coats and duck trousers; all carried canes. Following tlie Elks came the actors and actresses of the midway, mounted and in carriages. The ele phants, camels and donkeys of the Streets of India brought up the rear. Upon arriving at tho fair grounds a grand, free exhibition was given in the midway, it was Achille Phil-, ion's wonderful act on the spiral policemen, secured from out of the city, assisted by about 15 local policemen, will keep diligent watch that the pleasure of tho isitors is not marred or iuterruped by any dis- I orderly conduct. j Tlie Arch Bridge. j Tin- oMTtii-.id arch bridge, which I leads fioin the main lair giounds ' across Market st. into ih. streets of! India and to llagenback's animal, show, not only gives excellent ser-. vice as a bridge, but its sides being ' trimmed daintily with the national . and Elk colors, it is also a very pret ty sight. From the cones ur the arch's sides staves extend and from each floats a large and beautiful ilag. Hundreds of -sari-colored incandes- cent lamp-s are airanged about the arch, and at night give it an addi tional effect of beauty. The large t owners which are -een from the street are very important ' adjuncts to the fair. On the tower! located on the main grounds is ! mounted the great -earehlight which j limited number of feats, dances and I various other attractions. In the ' Japanese theater are Alcimotos and ' Royal Yeddo troupe, also Diakceshe, ' the three-year-old acrobat. The lu-1 ouri Sisters will also appear iu the theater in some line stage work. Ab-' dul JN"ov, who claims to bo tho only j Syrian Elk in the world, is at thoj i Continued on page o. AKRON ELKS. (Ciiiitimicd from First Page.) Good. J I'M Grinin. II G Graham, W M Ganyard, E M Gay, !Xelbon M Logan, A D Lyon, O A Labbe, Frank Loomis, J P Lee, Geo W Lobr, C H McMillen, C E McCruin, EB, jr MeDonough, M A McMillen, O L McCrum. J II McGill, H F McGowau. .las J McNeil, It 15 MeOile. T V McGarry, 11 L McGarry, Dan f'vflft)'""!- ': ,'f tower, which is described ina follow-' was taken off the Chiistobal Colon iug paragraph. The feat was in-; one of the SpanMi -hips captured h teubely interesting to all who wit- the American Meet during the Span nessed it. I ish-Anierican war, and which was The Location. 'secured especially for the. Elks' The location of tho fair ground, on either side of East Market st., near Kirkwood, is all that could be desir ed for convenience of access to visit ors and the advantageous arrange ment of space room for the booths Street fair through tho influence of Col. Charles Dick. So wonderful h the illuminating power of this searoh light that it is claimed its licht-rays will enable one to read a newspaper at a distance of live miles from ttio feCTVffiCftoSMSSsf 'AKliliV ... it MSE-riw .r.vaBs,ft 'r.i". ;." MAYOP W. E, YOUNG. Motz, W H Mutz.;F H Motz, John, jr. -Miller. Ira M Miles, h C M.Tb, IS Myer6, Edu in Miller. Tom W Miller. S S Marvin. S E Morton, C H Means, W K Merrimau. J B Newton, F S Neal, W W Noah. A H Newcomb, Geo A Nutt, J R O'Brien, F H Oberlin, Chas M Orth, S P Pfeiffer, Jacob Pfeiffer, Wm Pardee. E S Pardee, W E Pardee, L S Paige, D K Plumer, Geo A Peterson, J E Pardee, Karl A Pell, H S Pillmore, R M Palmer, W A Putt. W A Paige, A T Perkins. C E Rose, Frank Robinson, W G Rowley, A J Rabo. ,T W Iteid, Chas B Rowe, Darius Rae. J no G Redding. Win Russell, C N Sisler. L E Stone, S S Stone. L K Shaw. E C Sturgeon, S H Sadler, O L Sieber.G W Semler. Chas Soybold, Louie Shlrer, F W Smith, Jos b Smith, Fred j; Soal. O H Sloat, F J J Sanford, H C Sorrick, C H Schumacher. F W Stoiner, N R Sumner. Carl Kdlinoii. H H SHwyer, V T Selbeiiing, Francis Stewart, O L " Seiberling, C W Shaffer, John Sisler,E U Toy, R L Terrass, E W Toole, Thos Thornton, W W Tobin, W T Townseiid,J F Underwood, E S Voris, E F Vining, J A Wagoner. G E Wheeler. G S Wilson. F C West. HE Washer. Win William", Win Wagner, Edwin Washer, J no F. Wauamaker, It M Wilcox, FA Washer. It JI Wagoner, Aaron Wildes, Elmer O Weary, F O Wildes, W J Weaver, Jos C Wakeman,T W Weeks, F H Welsh. J V Williams. H Evan Wright, C H WoU, Chas R Wordthen, C K Wadsworth, G H Warinan, J I Young, W E Youug, A E Young, A B Zimmerman, E F Zlliox, Sam F IWkM 1A1 A J 1 Iwl. LI niBII & LvD. NOW! S THE TI ME FOR COMFORT Wo oiler during this week and uet week our entire stock of Porch Chairs and Settees At less than actual value. Our I'oivh Goods are nice enough for tlie inside wlicn through with them for the porch. HAMMOCKS in every variety, from ."0r up. Furniture Do par men The comfort of a foot decides tlie condition of the wearer's temper. Uur are as eointorraole as iroou leather, sroou lasts ant make them, btyle is not sacrificed for comtort, and ities of our SHO can best he appreciated hy an actual trial. Shoo Department- he wearer's temper. Uur QUnQn I good workmanship can iJir the uood wearing quali- V-'AAWO MidSummer Sale en's In Puffs, Assorts, Four-in-Hands, Club Ties, Tecks, Bows. and Ladies9 Na ar Nice, New, Nobby Styles, every Tie a gem of beauty. Large line of Bags, Telescopes, Dress Suit Cases, Trunks, etc. All the latest and best makes of With the newest improvements in connection with which we always keep a lull line of sup plies. Graphophones, OoJf Goods, Bicycle Sup plies, etc. ALL AT THE LOWEST PRICES Book Department I lwC. 0?Weil & Co, i t G-. M. Ott & Bro. Make some special aniiouiicement!?. Do you want a Hrst-class piano? Kranieli I Bam Fiaeios BB Do you want a good Piano? Do vou want a jjood used Piano? Richmond Pianos 1 Walnut, Upright at $110 1 cood Starr Orpin $10 1 Walnut, Upright - at $125 1 good Chapel Organ $18 2 Mahogany, Upright at $140 I good Mason te Hamlin $50 I Mahogany, Upright at $165 1 good Maon fc Hamlin, in line oak $60 Our line of sheo-fc music was never more complete. In.speet some of our special sales. Mando lins, Guitars, Banjos, Violins, Autoharps, Strings etc. Pianos furnished for concerts. Moving promptly done 173 R. Howard St., Akron, 0. Telephone 1402 lfe B Wanted a good horse and safe in exchange. s4 X . 3 Ss2Br "" JsssP m Kiiow That E We believe in "expan sion" IN JUINESS. We have leased the en tire second story of the bloek we now occupy. We will nearly double ! our capacity. We will put in a modern elevator j and all modern conven- ! ienees. and expect to i show the best equipped j store for our business ! by September 1st. in Northern Ohio Dp el jpfiri IvUU vSjjj xpansgon Costs Money Also that you must have room to expand." We need therefore ROOM and EV1C3IE1'V- We Avant you to advance us some money as an in ducement. AVe will give l-5th off on everything in the store that is 20 per cent, for the use of your money and we give you merchandise that you need, and give your pick from the best and cleanest stock in Akron. How does the proposition strike YOU? ue-iso iin Street.