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VOLUME EIGHT. NUMBER 78
AKRON, OHIO, THURSDAY EVENING JULY 20, 1899.
PRICE ONE CENT
Attendance at Fair.
Panorama Ready For
Resting Places. Provided
For the Weary.
Best of Everything in All the
For Tonight -the
The only way to have a proper con
ception of the symmetry and well
rounded, artistic excellence of the
street fair is to visit the grounds and
get a mental picture such as pen can
not describe or artist paint.
The panorama in all its grandeur
and beauty is ready for the most
careful and critical inspection.
Bright and delightful weather is the
sheesh, into the Streets of India.
This portion of the ground is con
Greatest or all. however, ib the
Midway Plaisance. As the barker
says it is life real life. There is a
longing on the part of the gaudy tat
terdemalions for "filthy lucre" which
accounts for the lusty shouts to come
closer. It is backsheesh with a
semtilance of return. The dancing
girls are still thepopular idols of the
crowd while patriotism suns galore
in the tent exhibiting the war pictures.
- The attendance "Wednesday night
was immense. Large .crowds are in
the city today to attend the fair.
V Thrilling Exhibition.
Nero, the Alino Hon in the wild
animal show on the midway, is the
only one of his species ever captured
and trained. Prof. Stadler, the
trainer, gives a most thrilling exhi-
i bilion in the cage with Nero and
Vebus. The two beasts are put
through all sorts of tricks, aud at the
conclusion are made to jump through
hoops of tire. Venus is particularly
vicious and at all times Prof. Stadler
has to be on his guard against her.
Paul LePointe, the manager of the
Japanese theater, is in constaut
communication with the home office
New York, arranging the Euro-
Issued by the Court
To Keep Divorce Petitions
I OWN 1 1
The Morgan Boiler Com
pany Plant Sold.
Creditors' Motion For
Order of Sale.
Special Shirt Waist
Pennies; iFor Place.
oinefs at less inan
John Wiese Has His
Choice of Positions.
All new goods.
Splendid styles and colors
Cases. Cross Petitions Court
peau tour which begins immediately
after the conclusion of the present
season. It requires .considerable de
tail to direct the gathering of 150
Program For Tonight.
7:30 p.m. All theaters on the Mid
8:00 p.m. Parade of the exhibition
street by Oriental people, and fire
8:) pan. Streets of India open.
0:00 p.m. Hassan Ben Ali's Arab
ian acrobats perform on the Streets
9:30 p.m. Ishmael, Prince of Hin
doo, magician, performs on Streets
10 p.m. Achille Phlliou out on
spiral tower on the .Midway.
10:30 p.m. Special attractions in
all theaters on the Midway.
order of the day. The installation of
exhibits is complete. "Unsightly and
unopened boxes do not mar the view.
Every booth is splendidly arrayed,
and contains costly exhibits.
Resting Places. '
Lavish provision has been made
for the accommodation of visitors,
especially in the distribution of set
tees throughout the grounds. The s e
resting places for tired sighfc-seers
will accommodate hundreds; but the
wealth of attractions on .every hand
shortens their time for rest, so that
others can take their seats.
Aside from the kaleidoscopic grand
eur the real merit of the fair is, of
c6urse, in the display of Akron mer
chants and manufacturers. The great
influx of sight-seers is toward the
avenue of booths. It is not for a
mere cursory view, but for a careful
inspection of the latest goods and
appliances. The whirl of amusement
finds hero a conservatism which is
delightful. It ib the best of every
thing in every department. Add to
this material beauty the blaze of
light from thousands of electric
burners, the piercing rays of the
search light, and the flaming torch
of natural gas it is evening.
As one is finishing the circuit of
the main grounds the shrill cry rings
out, "Stop her. Now then for Joppa!
Ease her. Any one for GIzeh?" It
is the elephant and camel procession
carrying its merry load of freight
over the grounds. Seeing the ele
phant is not enough. You must
ride on the elephant. It is one of the
features of the.fnir., - Over thelrohlo
tbe horns, of Oriental splendor.
an and Algerian cunning and hack'
Showers tonight Threatening
Japs from a distant land with their
baggage, scenery, etc., with which
to build a complete Japanese village
such as Mr. LePointe proposes to
erect at the Paris exposition.
Stamp of Approval.
The four hundred have placed the
stamp of approval upon the midway
and Streets of India. The cream of
Akron society was out last night in
force and from now on the midway
will be the popular place to spend
the eveniug during the progress of
Showen by an East
Threaded a Needle and Sewed
Wound In His Leg.
The grit displayed by Samuel
Hodgdbn, a shoe maker with a place
of business at 1188 East Market st. is
He was. working at his bench
Wednesday when a knife with
which he was trimming leather,
slipped and cut a deep gash in his
He succeeded in slopping the flow
of blood aud then, instead of calling
a surgeon, he threaded up one of his
own needles and sewed up the gap
ping wound. It was necessary to
take 11 stitches. The job was appar
ently good one, and as it-shows no
signs indicating any additional trou-
blevdt iB"jbelie'ved;-the operation will 1
piurc ai PHvupoot imi
ABM BROKEN Ruble Austgen,
son of Michael C. Austgen, of 104
Schell ave., broke his arm Thursday
Judge J. A. Kohler has taken ex
ception to the, announcement made
in a local paper Wednesday to the
effect that he would, in the future,
hear all divorce cases at secret ses
sions of the court.
It was also stated that orders had
been given to place all divorce peti
tions in a special file, for the purpose
of keeping them from the reporters.
Toja Democbat reporter today he
said that he had never given such an
order. He has always held that it
would be better, for all parties con
cerned, if certain charges against de
fendants were not given in detail.
Divorce petitions will be placed in
the files as here to fore.
Morgan Plant Sold.
The plant of the D. F. Morgan
Boiler company has been sold to the
Goehring Manufacturing company
for (6,314s-' The sale was confirmed
by Judge Anderson Thursday.
Judge Kohler heard a motion
Thursday, which was filed by the
creditors of The McNeil Boiler com
pany. They ask" that the property be
sold to pay debts.
Mary C. Shaffer vs. A. C. Mc
Knight et al. Money and foreclos
Charles M. Oberlin vs. Edward S.
Underwood. Money, $104.
Akron Lumber company vs. Willis
P. Stair et al. Answer and cross pe
tition Ozias Barber. Money, $203.63.
Same action. Answer and cross
petition Taplin, Rice & Company.
Minnie White has been granted a
divorce from James White on the
grounds of extreme cruelty and gross
neglect. She was awarded $300 ali
mony. Will Filed.
By the will of George Pflug, his
wife,'Melissa, is givon a life use of
his property. At her death it is to
go to two sisters and a brother. All
money of which he possessed at the
time of his death is given to Fritz
Pfiug. His team of ponies is given
to George Wohlheuter.
Jacob Krumroy has been appoint
ed guardian of Julia A. Harris. Bond,
Elsie Sieber has been awarded $300
for damage to her property by reason
of the improvement of E. Market st.
Louis I. Babb, Akron
Carrie I. Kroontz, Akron ..
155-137 S. Howard street.
Two Akron Horses Landed
Fast Pacing" SMare Sold Local
The bicycle, road race between
Akron Men Who
Believers In It.
Being Run to Accommodate Crowd
Left the Track.
The"Northern Ohio Traction Com
pany is running six extra cars on the
Extra Market st. line, account the
Elks' street fair.
Near the corner of Market and
Market and High street, a rail at one
of the joinings had sunk down, mak
ing quite a little offset, which threw
the cars off the track, causing quite
ti general delay in the.schedule. New
rails wer,e pt,in.BeariyJZThUrsday
of this city, has been granted an
driginal pension of $8 per month.
Have Leased Entire Second Story to
Enlarge Their Quarters.
Ganyard fe Myers, 118-120 South
Main ht., clothiers; and furnishers,
hao leaded the -eutire second story
of the building they now occupy,
and will convert it into a boys' and
This department a ill be the larg
est and finest of its kind in Northern
Ohio. The lioors w ill be carpeted
nicely, and dressing and toilet rooms
will be arranged with elegance and
convenience. A large and modern
electric elevator will be put in to
carry visitors to and from the de
partments. Under the firm name of Myers,
Ganyard & Stump, this popular store
was opened in the Abbey block,
Main st., in the fall of 1893. The floor
space occupied then was 20x100. In
1894 Mr. Stump retired from the bus
iness and it has since been conducted
by Messrs. Ganyard and Myers, The
floor space they will occupy when
the contemplated improvements
shall have been completed, will be
about 9,000 square feet. These im
provements will be completed by
All the present offices oil the sec
ond floor will bo lemoved, leaving a
splendid room 30x100, which will be
fitted up with a large and carefully
selected stock of clothing and fur
nishing goods for boys and children.
Tnhn WiVco nnrHT.oc Rhinmun momjUl" .rarK St
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ANNUAL PICNIC The Sunday
school of St. John's Lutheran church
will hold its annual picnic at Lake
side park Saturday, July 22.
DISCHARGED J. Hahn and F.
Wallace, who have been out of the
State Reformatory on parole, have
been finally discharged.
Go to Randolph nark for blue gill
suppers; blue gills served every
AT SILVER LAKE The Congre
gations of the Second M. E. and A.
M. E. Zion churches of the city will
hold their annual outing at Silver
Lake park Friday.
LAWN FETE The Ladies Aid
society of the Third Church of Christ
gave a lawn fete Wednesday evening
at the residence of William Levers(
corner Poplar aud St. Clair sts.
PICNICS The Sundayschools of
St. Paul's Lutheran and Calvary
Evangelical chuiches picnicked at
Randolph park Wednesday. The
employes of the Ohio Paper Box Co.
of Cleveland, are at the park today.
EXTRA CARS Tonight, Friday
night and Saturday night the A. & C.
F. R. T. Co. will run extra cart, to
Kent and Barberton, account Elks'
street fair. The cars will leave the
fair grounds at 11:30.
Go to Randolph park for blue gill
suppers; blue guts served every
DOUBLE TRACKING A moet
ing of the directors of the Northorn'
Ohio Traction company will be call
ed before long to discuss matters,
pertaining to the doubh?-lracking of
East.Marketr stv " ,
Evangelical Alliance and tlie Luth
eran Sunday schools of the city pic
nicked at Randolph park Wednesday.
About 350 tickets were sold1 at the
Rapid Transit office Wednesday.
hers of the Akron Tip Top Cycle
club, from Alliance to Akron, will be
run Saturday afternoon.
One of the riders will start from
Alliance at 1 phn. and the other at
2. The distaiice.is 32 miles and the
race will be decided on the time
made by the ridtfi. The race is to
be run for $10 a side, the loser to pay
the money to the? club.
At the club thov other evening the
contestants tossed pennies for choice
of starting. Wirfse won, but it has
not jet been determined whether he
will start from 'Alliance first. The
time limit of the race is one hour
aud 30 minutes. l'he finish will be
at the Elks' Street Fairgrounds, and
there a line priza will bo given the
winner by tlie E" iecutive committee
of the Fair. The prize will be of
Both men are clever riders aud it
is.expected thatii.good'race cill be
Akron Horses' Won.
Akron horses were very much in
it at tlfe Elyria races Wednesday.
Little Coaster, the brown gelding
owned by County Clerk E. A. Her
shey. won the 2:35 trot, after losing
the first two heats. He trotted to a
new record of 2:254, made in the
fifth heat. Malzour, W. A. Palmer's
black gelding by Elyria, won the
second, third and fouith heats of the
2:21 trot. The first heat was won by
Helena. The best time was 2:20J.
Silver Hal, who won the 2:18 pace in
this city, captured first money in the
same race at Elyria. He reduced his
record to 2:14J, reducing the Elyria
track record two seconds.
Bessie Chimes Sold.
Bessie Chimes, 2:16J, by Chimes,
formerly owned by Irv. Man ton, has
been sold tol Cal Stull. The fast
pacing mare will not be campaigned.
Tony B., owned by W. C. Baum of
this city, was distanced in the second
heat of the 2:30 pace at Elyria Tues
day. Gofl vs. Green.
Charley Goff, Billy Madden's clev
er mlddleweigut, will meet George
Green, better known as Young Cor
bett, at San Francisco tonight. Ruh-
lin will be one of Golf's seconds.
Gus goes against Lawler, of SJ. Lou
is, at Denver next Tuesday evening.
Walter B. Lour, Paul Rohrbacher
and Harry Brownless will leave Sat
urday, July 29, on their wheels for
Niagara Falls. They expect to be
absent two weeks, during which
time Chautauqua and Toronto, Can.,
will be visited.
Francis Seiberliug was in Canton
L. S. Beilstein is in Cleveland on
J. F. Tillet has returned from a
a visit in Alliance.
F. O. AVeary returned from Mans
Harry Hamlin of 110 Long st., is
visiting in Cleveland.
H. L. Snyder left for Cleveland
L. N. Myers of Myers ville. attend
ed the fair Wednesday.
Mrs. John Riggof Cleveland is the
guest of Mrs. A. C. Voris.
Mrs. Will Morgan of Raveuua is
visiting frie-ids in the city.
F. O. Goss, of Lima, an organizer
for the Pathfinder, is here today.
A. B. Smith returned Weduesday
fiom a business trip to Cincinnati.
Miss Eliza Allen of 401 St. Clair st.
has gone to Parkman, O., for a short
E. F. Voris aud Harvey Musser
were in Cleveland Wednesday on
Mrs. Walton of Danville, is the,
guest of her son, Chas. Walton, 306
Miss Mary Sanford of Cleveland is
the guest of Mrs. Chas. Esselburn of
: Notice to the Citizens of Akron :
In order to introduce into all homes in the ritv nf I
: Akron in the shortest possible time the use of Natural
uas, me cast umo uas company will give ;
A Discount, From the Present Fixed Rates, of
I 5c For Each 1,000 Cubic Feet.
: Of gas used for domestic purposes during the year com- s
: mencing July 1st, 1899, and ending July 1st, 1900. 5
; As the company is making all house connections at :
actual cost of materials and labor, it believes that this
: saving in the price of gas will go largely towards the
: expense of piping the houses and will give the company :
. the advantage of having every citizen (even the poorest) :
as a consumer, thus affordine to all the hest and rhon. 2
est fuel. To encourage the use of gas by manufacturers, s
: special rates will be given on application at the office. :
Barrett To Mr. and Mrs. James
G. Barrett, Homo av., Wednesday,
July 19, a son.
Witnek To Mr. and Mrs. E. P.
Witner, 237 Wooster av., Tuesday,
July 18, a son.
Bubt1 To Mr. and Mrs. Frank P.
Burt, 124 East Exchange st., Wed
nesday, July 19, a daughter.
Weeks To Mr. and Mrs. Charles
D. Weeks, 1293 East Market St.,
Thursday, July 13, a son.
Klike To Mr. and Mrs. J. F.
Kline, 165K Hopp St.. Wednesday,
Julyl9a daughter. ,
.Peterson, 171- Upeo'n Bt.jTSufiday
ONE PRISONER For several
weeks there has been but oi;p prison
er in the county jail,
Miss Laura Laubert of Ravenna, is
visiting with Miss Xulu Montenyohl,
137 Bluff st.
John Long, of the Falls Rivet &
Machine Co., left for Canton Thurs
Miss Irene Snyder of Peru is the
guest of her brother, H. L. Snyder of
111 Aqueduct St.
Miss Ella Dice of Wooster is visit
ing at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R.
Mead, 102 Water st.
Miss Lulu Woerstlcr and Miss May
Clapsdell of Marlboro, are the guests
of friends in the city.
Miss Mae McChesney of Krumroy
is visiting her cousin, Miss Edith
Haneline, of South Higli st.
G. P. 81111111,0 lieutenant of No
3 engine house, lias returned from :i
vacation trip to Allen town, Pa.
Miss Gertrude and Pearl Treen of
Homerville, are guests at the. home
of Mrs. O. G. Brownell, 114& James
Orwell C. Riddle, editor of the
Mansfield. Shield, called on Presi
dent A. C. Bachtel and the Demo
Miss Jennie Hall of 107 Cross St.,
left Thursday for Cleveland, where
she will join a party of friends en
route to Duluth.
' Mrs. Arthur Morton and Miss Lil
lian Henrice, of Canton, are the
guests of JMr. and Mrs. T. E. Barry,
of 454 Perkins st.
Dr. L. E. Sisler and Mrs. Nellie C.
Heppert are in Port Huron, Mich.,
attending the convention of the Su
preme Tent and Hives of the World.
Attorney Nathan Morse has re
turned from an extended eastern
trip. His family will remain at Bos
ton for a few weeks before returning
Win. Mason has resigued his posi
tion at the Werner Co. He is suc
ceeded by Michael Birmingham.
Mr. Mason has received a position at
the new post.offlce building.
Ravenna sent a large delegation of
visitors to the Fair Wednesday.
Among them were W. L. Jones,
register and recorder of Portage
county; W. T. Hart, W. T. McCon
ney, Walter Hubbel, Guy Mertz and
Mr. and Mrs. Isaah Swigart enter
tained a number of friends and rela
tives at their home last Sunday,
among whom were their sons, Har
ry, Eugene and William, and their
families; W. G. Diehl and family;
Samuel Swigart and family, Mr. and
Mrs. J. Weaver, of Manchester, and
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Diehl, of Barber
ton. A bounteous repast was served
after which all onjoyed a sufficient
supply of ice cream and cake.
Rev. Julius G. Nickel and wife
entertained the Young People's so
ciety of St. John's Lutheran church
at their pleasant home on Cobiurn
st., Wednesday evening. Various
out-door games were enjoyed and a
light luncheon served. The society
will have an outing at Lakeside
park, August 2d.
At the home of the officiating m bl
ister. Rev. J. C. Schaaf of Manches
ter, Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock,
a quiet weddiiig took place, when
Mr. C. O. Baughman and Miss Mary
Ries, both of Akron, wcro united in
marriage. The groom is in the offico
of Aultman, Miller & Co. Mr. and
Mrs. Baughman will be at homo at
No. 120 Beck av.
EAST OHIO GAS CO
Bad Gang Crooks Headed
Officer Had Hard Time In Placing One
Chief of Police H. H. Harrison
has received a letter from C. E.
Burr, of the Allegheny, Pa., police
department, in reference to a combat
Lieutenant McCourt, a former Can
ton policeman, had with "Kid" Mc
Millen, "Old Man" West and three
McMiilen and West recently es
eaped from jail at Chillicothe and
are wanted for burglary.
Tuesday night they boarded a "P. &
W. we4 bound train at 0:30 McCourt
arrest. They struck him with guns
and forced him to release the pris
oner. Five miles west they stopped
tlie train aud got off. McCourt fol
lowed and shots were exchanged.
McMillan as finally arrested. His
pals hit McCourt over the head and
The men bought tickets for Canton
and are expected to pass through
Akron. Officers are on the lookout.
McCourt is well known in -ikron.
TIME CHANGED AT ELK'S
FAIR FROM 10:15
TO 8 P.M.
Hereafter the free display of fire
works at the Elk's Fair will take
place at 8 o'clock instead of at 10:30
o'clock as heretofore.
This action is taken so that the
public may have a better oppor
tunity to enjoy the display. . The
Achilles Phillion fireworks display
takes place at 10 as usual.
By Order of Committee.
In Statement That There
Mikado Will Be Given In October
Col. Jolin C. Bloomlieid lial closed
a contract with George F. Knowles,
of New York, and Gay C. Donaldson,
of Cleveland, for the presentation
here early in October of tlie popular
opera, "The Mikado." The opera
will be given in the Grand opera
house, and the proceeds will be
turned over to the City hospital. Mr.
Knowles was stage manager and
leading comedian for the Whitney
Opera company for three years,
and is a man of much experi
ence. It is proposed to have 150
voices in the chorus.
Klaoes Henry Klages, 547 West
Maik'etst., agedt49 yearsv10 months,
nn,1 IK'rfii'jTs .rilort Thm-erin-ir .Till-HY
of kidney disease. Euneral later.
NEW COMBINATION A new.
combination lock has been placed on
vault in tho Mayor's office.
Against Contractors of This City New
The impression has been created
that the promoters of the Hamilton
building were discrimiuatiitgragainst
local contractors in getting bids for
the mammoth structure.
J. R. Nutt was approached on the
matter by a Democrat reporter. He
said: "There is absolutely not a
word of truth in the report. We
want Akron contractors to build for
us, but they must do as other con
tractors do. They must send in
their bids and the lowest bidder will
get the contract. We are doing bus
iness on a business basis, and don't
propose to give any privileges to any
one." He also si'id that it will cost
$25,000 more to erect the building at
present than it would two years ago,
on account of the advance in materials.
In Manufacture of Rubber" Goods
Options were closed Wednesday by
which New Yorkers pay James Den
nis oX Anderson, Ind., $100,000 for a
new patent process which is to work
a complete revolution in rubber
goods. By the new process Dennis
makes rubber out of oil. It is, he
claims, in every respect as good as
the rubber which i5 now used and
which costs $1.50 a pound. The new
rubber can be turned out for 22 cents.
It has been thoroughly tested iu
many conditions. Wagon and bicy
cle tires have been made and are
found to be all right. The process
will save at least $1 on every pound.
It can be vulcanized and used for all
hard rubber goods.
Big Picnics Abandoned
cause of Strike.
The picnics of the Cleveland Drug
Clerks' association, which was to
have been held at Randolph park
Tuesday and the outing of tho Ohio
Paper Box Co. employes of Cleve
land, booked for Randolph park
Thursday, had to be -declared off by
reason of the street ear employes"
itrifee'af Cleveland, being .dlQculf
to get transpprtation'to and from. the.
station. " "
The merchants of Hudson will pic
nio at Randolph park Friday.
Chief Harrison's Card.
Akron, Ohio, July 20. 1899.
To the Editor:
In answer to Messrs. Fiebeger
and Cummins' card published in
your paper of the 16th inst. t have
this to say, that inasmuch as tho
above gentlemen seem anxious to
see the books published and still re
fuse to receive any of the proceeds, I
see no reason for anyone to kick, aud
again in what way does the publi
cation of that book concern tho pen
sion fund. To make a long story
short I will make another proposi
tion on behalf of the police dexuirt
meut, viz.. that whatever is left after
the expenses of engraving, publica
tion, etc., are all paid, shall be turned
over to the poor director for the re
lief of the poor uext winter, and
further say that in justice to all con
cerned, financially or otherwise,
that iu.njy .opinion, the parrieav that
were, instrumental '-in defeating-, the.
pr6ie"GshouTdalso under th"esecqa" "
dltibns be willing to helpresurrect
it. lours Respectfully, v - ,
H. H. Harrison,
Chief of Police.