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The Weather Wednesday
We have made a "Reputation"
on Linens which grows stronger
every day. Many a Table will be
adorned with a SNOW WHITE
match on Thanksgiving Day from
the BOSTON STORE, We now
call your attention to HOLIDAY
, Linen Table Sets
Cloth and napkins to match,"
made up of real German linens in,
the most beautiful designs of
wearers' art. a.SOaset.
Af$r.2S and $T.7S a Set
We 'have a bis assortment at this
rlce; each pattern different. The
emand for patterns in cloths
grows stronger, as some people
prefer the border all around the
jwothin preference to Buying lin
ens by the yard.
At $6.65 to $3.29 a Set
The range at this price includes
all designs .In fine linens; large
and small flowers brought out to
At $1.89 to $4 Each
yards to 3 yards cloths with
out napkins to match, In the very
latest patterns.
At $1.25 a Yard
72-in. fine double table damask in
a big variety of patterns, with
napkins to match.
JVDon't fail to see our line
of Holiday Kid Gloves and Hand
kerchiefs. We have made this
department larger than ever.
1S0-I52 South Howard St.
Mr.,Chisnel!'tf Funeral.
Thobodyof"Mr. Harry G. Ohis-
'nell will arrive in kron from Pitts
burg at 6:52 o'clock Tuesday even
ing over the Brie. Tuneral services
will be held at the home of his par
ents, 107 Brown ave., "Wednesday at
11 o'clock. Kev. T. E. Monroe will
qfflciate. Akron Commandery of
the'Masons will have charge ,pf the
services at the grave in Glendale,
Died at Infirmary.
Patrick Ford, aged 75 years, died
xt the County Infirmary Monday
night at 12 o'clock. Death was due
to ills incident to old age. He had
been at the infirmary several years.
Funeral this evening. Interment in
St. Vlnoent's cemetery.
Thanksgiving evening dance at
Tpith Century hall next Wednesday
evening. All pupils and friends in
vited. W. F. Stickle.
rand Opera Mows
Wjxbub F. Stickle, Mgr.
Thursday, Nov. 30,
'Thanksgiving matinee and night,
, "Don'.t Tell My Wife."
Friday, Dec. 1 "A Hot Old Time
pur New Regulation
Bowling Alley
Has been completed, and we now
claim it is THE BEST IN THE
jBTATE. Total length of alley 86
Be Finest Bowl-
ing Alley in
- - Akron
In Effect?
Queer Question In Com
mon Pleas Court.
Suit For Insurance
Alleged to be Due
On Goods That Were Damaged
by Fire.
Street Damage
A case ontrial in Common Pleas
court Tuesday brought out a lengthy
discussion on the subject of "Stand
ard time." The plaintiff of the case
in question, is N. Meier and the
Phoenix Insurance company of New
York, are defendant. The plaintiff
seeks to recover $450 alleged to be
due for insurance upon fixtures
and household goods destroyed by
fire. The fire occurred at about 11 :30
o'clock a.m., standard time, April 13,
1897. The policy was to have gone
into effect at noon the same day.
The Insurance company claim that
the policy was not operative until
after the fire occurred.
Answer Hied.
In the case of Mary C. Shaffer vs.
A. O. and F. H. McKnight, the de
fendants have filed an answer. The
case involves a promissory note al
leged to have been given in part
payment for a stock of groceries.
The answer alleges that the stock
was not represented.
Damages Awarded.
The jurors in the case of the City
of Akron vs. Alex C. Webber et al
have returned their verdict. The
case has to do with property holders'
pn Campbell st. who claimed dam
ages on account of the improvement
of that street. Gustave Sauvain was
allowed damages to the amount of
160. No damages were awarded
other defendants. The jurors were
John Soqers, Henry Musser, H. J.
Ayres, Wm. Phillips, H. S. Falor
and D. C. Hanna.
Probate News.
r W. W. Boerstler has been appoint
ed administrator of the late F. W.
Boies under bond of $1500. C. E.
Thomas, F. C. Wood and C. E.
Bishop have been appointed apprais
ers. E. L. Fillius, assignee of Edward
H. McCanley, has filed a petition to
be allowed to sell real estate. It is
understood that Oberlin College
holds a mortgage upon the farm, sit
uated in Hudson township.
E. E. Otis and H. E. Loomis,
assignees of the Akron Salt Co.,
have filed a report of the payment of
Alice M. Wells, administratrix of
the estate of Frances W. Wells has
filed a final account.
May Bush has been released from
the county jail upon her own re
cognizance. She signed $100 bond.
Upon the recommendation of the
County Auditor, Loran Banks has
been released from the county jail.
Marriage Licenses.
Elmer Swar tz, Coventry 23
Ada May Hook, Akron 21
' Thanksgiving evening dance at
XXth Century hall next Wednesday
evening. All pupils and friends in
vited. W. F. Stickle.
System For Rapid Transportation of
F. F. and C. H. Loomis, the elec
tricians, have invented an electro
magnetic mail carrying system,
which has interested some eastern
The device is peculiarly construct
ed, so that small cars, four feet long
and 14 inches in diameter are driven
at a speed of 400 miles an hour along
a small track especially arranged.
No motors are used. Dynamos at
either end of the line do the work.
The system is shown in operation
on ia small circular track in the
electrical plant of C. H. Loomis. It
is estimated that mall can be taken
from, Philadelphia to New York in 12
H. B. Camp of this city, is also in
terested in the invention. A patent
has been applied for. All experi
ments with the system have proven
BROKEN ARM Cletis, the five-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. A.
Hammer, 101' Wood St., fell from a
brick pile Monday afternoon and
broke his ricrht for )-"
Mayor Young Receives a
Queer Letter,
In Which Akron Detectives Figure
Mayor Young has received the fol
lowing letter from a citizen who says
his home is at Blake, O.:
"Mayor City of Akron,
"Akron, Ohio:
"Dear Sir As I have been the vic
tim of hypnotism since 1S99, attack
ed by some of your residents of the
city of Akron, men who pretend to
be detectives, v They have brought
on serious loss and trouble to myself.
Want it looked after.
"Respectfully yours,
Mayor Young says he knows noth
ing of Kendig nor the matter to
which he refers.
May be Chosen to Succeed
Rev. Tannar.
Conducted Services Here Several
Years Ago. "
The Pulpit Supply Committee, ap
pointed to recommend a sgecessor to
Kev. C. J. Tannar of the First Church
of Christ, consists of Messrs. M. E.
Baker, Alex Adamson and Kelly H.
The committee has in view Bev. J,
G. Slayter, of Steubenville, who has
assisted Rev. Tannar in conducting
revival services for two winters. A
call may be extended to Rev. Slayter.
Topicjfor the Evangelistic services
tonight is: "The Keys of the King
dom." Special services will be held
tomorrow night for mothers.
Prominent Buchtel College Young
People Married Today.
Dr. Joseph H. James and Miss
Edith E. Mallison were quietly mar
ried at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning,
The ceremony was performed by
Rev. A. B. Churoh at the home of
the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.
H. Mallison, 207 Wooster ave. Only
the members of the families and a
few immediate relatives witnessed
the ceremony. The bridal couple
were attended by Mr. Arthur C.
Johnson as best man, and Miss Celia
R. Mallison, sister of the bride, as
After receiving the congratulations
of those present, the happy company
sat down to an elaborate wedding
dinner. The, bride and groom left
Tuesday afternoon for their future
home in Sault-Ste-Marie, where Dr.
James has a lucrative position as
chemist, with the Lake Superior
Power Co.
Dr. James is well known in this
city having graduated from Buchtel
college in 1894. He has since pur
sued.; post graduate work in
eastern universities and last June
the degree of Ph.D. was conferred
upon him by the "University of Penn
sylvania. When Dr. Knight of
Buchtel, was caused by ill-health to
take a leave of absence, Dr. James
was called to fill the vacancy.
Mrs. James, like her husband, is
also a graduate of Buchtel, being a
member of the class of 1898. For a
year after her graduation she was as
sistant in the Chemical laboratory at
Buchtel college.
Scheck Jacob Scheck, a well
known farmer, who resided on Cuy
ahoga st., Portage township, died
Tuesday at 10 o'clock, Nov. 28, of
heart disease. He was 73 years old
and had resided in Portage town
ship for 85 years.
Wire Walker Sent Home.
John Myers, the slack wire walker,
who fell on Howard st. during the
Street Fair, and was almost killed,
was sent to New York city today by
Poor Director Joseph Kendall.
He has been confined in the city
hospital since bis fall. He is unable
to walk yet but is improving rapidly.
Trainman Injured.
James Geoghan, 906 E. Exchange
street, miraculously escaped being
killed at 8:30 o'clock Monday night.
He is a brakeman on the C. A. &
C. R. R. While standing on a coup
ling link of a box car near the Mill
street crossing, the link slipped
from under his feet and he fell be
tween the draw and trucks. The
car bad to be raised with jackscrows
to get him out. His collar bone was
son, colored, aged 16 years, 119 East
North st., broke his left arm Mon
day, while wrestling trunks at tho
Buchtel hotel. Dr. E. J. Cauflleld
attended both cases.
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Oxford Muffler
Shepard Plaid Muffler
Persian Silk Muffler
Silk Ties
Bow Ties
Initial Handkerchiefs
Silk Suspenders
Silk Socks
Luzerne Underwear
Cardigan Jackets
1 Silk Shirts
Mikado shirts
Stiff Hats
Stiff Hats
Soft Hats
Plush Caps
Cloth Caps
Soiid Gold Cuff Buttons
New style Ladies' Urn
New style Gents' Urn
Kid Gloves
Mocha Gloves
Fur Gloves
Child's Fur Mitts
Child's Fur Gloves
Night Robes
Collars and Cuffs
Collar and Cuff Boxes
Rubber Coats
1 Corduroy Pants
Suit nf PlnthPC
High in Quality
Low in Prict
at the
Ferbstein's Old Stand,
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The Whereabouts of Murderer Wade
Still Uuknown.
County Detective James Burlison
was in Tallmadge Tuesday where he
went to secure additional informa
tion concerning the murder of Joe
Turner which occurred a week ago.
Wade, the murderer, is still at large
and his whereabouts is as much a
mystery to the officers now, as it was
tne day loiiowing tne murder.
Will be Closed Thanksgiving Day.
Prof, Rich's horseshoing shop at
No. 411 S. Main St., will be dosed
all day Thanksgiving.
Coming With December.
Period of
Extreme Cold
Don't it suggest to you the neces
sitv of ordering your OVERCOAT,
SUIT or TOP COAT at once?
Let us be frank with you.
We have the right fabrics to select
from. We know when a Suit or Top
Coat fits and it never leayes our
bands unless it does.
You can come to us with every
confidence that you will get "good
work," and we'll merely agreo on
Tho Tailor,
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a Ferbstein's Old Stand, L
lie Bunion
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Plenty of room for enlarged joints,
closely fitting elsewhere. This de
scribes in a few words shoes made
on the "Bunion Last;" it is the only
shoe in the world that will fit the
foot, with a bunion or an enlarged
joint. We have them ia Congress
or Lace.
When you are looking for shoes for
the children, don't fail to see our as
sortment of Children's and Misses'
shoes; we can show you the best fit
ting, wide toe last in the city.
109 South Howard st.
New Shoe Store.
Money Mmey
In any amount. 5 to 7 per cent. Rate
of interest depends on amount want
ed and security offered. Call up 15
and find out our terms. No delay, if
you want monev quick.
NO. 60
L-. O. T- EV3.
Will have a bazaar and entertain
ment at Tip Top Hall on Tuesday
evening, Nov. 28, everybody is in
vited, admission 10c, and on the 29th
a pedro party and dance, admission
GEORGE C. HUGILL has opened a
coal office at 625 East Mill st., (old
stand of T. W. McCue), and solicits
the trade of all his friends and
former patrons. Estimates on all
kinds of stone work cheerf uljy given.
Jobbing promptly done. Telephone
K- O.
Every Monday afternoon and evening.
Children's class at 4 p m. Instructions to
adults 7 to 8 90. Qeneral dancing until 11
Mrs. Bertha L. Chiistman, Instructor.
HID MORBY, Manager.
J.W. MEE, Assistant.
Plumbing and Heating.
Repairing steam and hot water sys
tems and steam fitting a specialty.
Engelhart & Eckart
311 Mill
Militant Dancing Academy
The hall being rented to the B. of
R. T. for next Wednesday evening,
the Advance Class of the school will
be postponed to Thursday evening,
Thanksgiving. All patrons and
friends of the school are invited.
Admission 75c per couple. Advance
tickets good on this occasion.
Dancing 8 to 12.
I wish to remind the people of
South Akron and the general public
that we have a fine and complete
line of Ladies', Men's, Boys' and
Girls' Shoes, in the very latest
A large stock, fine line, at prices as
low as any in the city.
Purchased before the advance,which
we offer at prices that will command
the attention of the most careful
shoe buyer.
Before buying elsewhere call and ex
amine our stock and be convinced
that our prices are right. We are
prepared to furnish first-class gojds
at all times at as low prices as goods
of like quality can be found in the
Between Thornton and Vorls sts,
1125JS. Main st.
FOB SALE Nine room house. West Mnr
ketst., with finished attic, lnumlry, bnth,
furnace, In fnct nil modern improvements,
for less than 1,000. J. I. Buchtel, 1SS South
Hon unlet. 1W tf
Will bo Closed All Day.
My shop will bo closed all day
Thanksgiving, November 30th. Rich,
the Horseshoer, 411 S. Main St..,
Inimical Plant. (
Two well known English plants, tho
thistle and the rape are so inimical that
if a field is infested with thistles, which
como up year after year and ruin tho
crops, all yon havo to do is to sow it
with rape. The thistles will be abaolat
ly annihilated. .
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Sletboda Taed In tbe aiannfactnre at
This ntnseroni Exploilre The
Care Tliat Urn to Be Exerclaed In
tbe Factories.
Nitroglycerin and Its peculiarities
are little known, even In localities
where it is made. People generally
give It a wide berth, and even a less
number know how It Is manufactured.
Probably in no place In the United
States is there such a great amount of
the explosive used as in the Indiana
oilfields. Indiana has four nitroglycerin
factories, and they are seldom visited
by curious people.
The explosive Is made from a compo
sition of acids and glycerin. It Is gener
ally pale yellow in color, and quite col
orless when pure. It is odorless, and
hasia sweet, pungent, aromatic flavor.
If touched by one's tongue, or even
brought Into contact with the skin, it
will produce a severe headache. A
large tank, called an agitator, is whem
thu fluid is mixed, and the mixture is
composed of equal parts of nitric and
sulphuric acids. Inside the tank are
seeial paddles, like those of a churn,
untl it is here that the real danger In
the manufacture exists. The paddles
are put in operation and a steady
stieam of sweet glycerin is turned into
n vat until 2S0 pounds are thoroughly
mli.ed with the 1,500 ponnds of acid.
The chemicals coming in contact pro
duce an intense heat, and in order to
obviate the danger cold water Is run
through pipes encircling and running
through the vat. At S5 degrees F. a
red vapor, almost like fire, arises. If
cutting off the supply of glycerin in the
agitator does not lower the temper
ature. It Is time to say farewell. Before
90 degrees are reached nothing but
atoms of the structure and Its contents
are left
In Its manufacture water Is used to
flood the workroom, since a drop fall- t
Ing on the floor might lead to an explo-,
sion. Not a nail Is to be found in the
floor of the factory, and the visitor is
cautioned not to drag his feet. Those
who make the dangerous fluid say that
a jar will not cause an explosion; that
friction and fire are the only agencies
by which It can be discharged. One
may pour a barrel of nitroglycerin
from a high building to a cement walk
below and It will not explode, but a
small quantlti of it dropped from the
same height in a can will blow the
building down. A sharp concussion In
stantly touches it off. Factories be
come useless nfter a few years' opera
tion and have to be destroyed. The
timber becomes saturated with nitro
glycerin and an explosion is Imminent
at any time.
The average production of nitroglyc
erin from 1,500 pounds of acid and 250
pounds of gjycerin Is about 150 quarts.
About 100 quarts constitute an average
hot for'an Indiana oil welL While
magazine explosions are not rare, the
real cause of the blowing up never be
comes known. Those who are close
enough to see the cause always go Jip
with the building. The average time
for a shooter or nitroglycerin maker to
remain in the business does not exceed
five years. Death Is instant, and no
one has ever recovered from a nitro
glycerin accident Bodies are torn to
atoms no larger than bits of sausage.
The wages of employees of the fac
tories range from ?125 to $150 a month.
Colonel "William A. Myers of Bolivar,
N. Y., was the man who made and ex
ploded the first pound of nitroglycerin
in an oil well. He built the first fac
tory In the United States near Titus
ville. Pa., In 1SGS. Up to that timo
powder had been used to torpedo oil
wells. It was then that an explosive
that could be discharged under watei
Was found in nitroglycerin. Colonel
Myers father was a Philadelphia
chemist and taught his son how to
make It
The first well torpedoed was on Colo-
ncl Mills' lease, near Titusville, and the
charge consisted of only two pounds.
Oil was worth $0 a barrel then, and a
torpedo that would double the produc
tion of a well was worth almost what
the maker chose to ask for it. Colonel
Myers built 12 different factories In
different parts of the oil regions from
1803 to 1885, when he retired from the
business. Only one of the original fac
tories stands Intact today. Myers mado
several fortunes and spent his money
like a prince, but, fortunately for him,
he still has a snug sum laid by.
Well shooters spin great yarns of
their experiences, and the stories are
of the hair raising order. Well shoot
ers generally are fatalists to a consid
erable degree in their belief, and It Is
probably one reason why they do not
fear the iluid. They state that when
one would think it was the most dan
gerous the explosive is the safest.
The smallest drop can be placed on an
anvil and struck by the heaviest
sledge hammer, and the hammer will
pound back over the shoulder of the
striker, no matter how much he may
try to hold it Some claim that It will
tear the arm off. but this Is exaggera
tion. Transporting the explosive from
l magazine to a well Is not as danger
ous as timid people think, according to
the shooters. It is transported In
square cans such as are used for var
nish. In preparing for shooting a well,
a long tin shell Is suspended in the tub
ing, and the shooter pours the fluid J
in as ir it was water. It Is not un
usual for 200 quarts to be in a well
shooter's wagon on one trip. A slight
leak In a can may be touched off by
friction and explode the entire load.
If it should explode In the center of a
town, every building would be reduced
Instantly to debris. Indianapolis Jour
The Cirlou Reason For Which a
Train Vuu Side Tracked.
In the rarefied atmosphere of the
high tablelands of Mexico objects that
are really a long way off appear to be
close at hand. This has led to many
ludicrous mistakes on the part of tour
ists, and even on the part of those hav
ing a knowledge of the peculiarity of
the country.
The Mexican Central railroad has a
tangent (section of track In which
there Is no cun e) that Is said to be the
longest In tbe world. It is over 60
miles in length, and a locomotive head
light can be seen, of course, for a very
long distance.
One ovenlnr a train rounded the
Our store will be kept open
Wednesday evening on account
of being closed Thanksgiving day
UR LOW PEIOES have brought quick re
sponses from the people for never hereto
fore have we made such deep cuts in prices
as just now during our removal sale.
The Worsted Suits.
In the newest fashionable styles and fabrics
as well as the handsome and STYLISH
OVERCOAST we are now selling at
6, 8, 10, 12, 15
Prove a saving to you from
2.00 to 5.00 a garment.
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J. Koch & Co.
curve approaching this tangent, and
as it entered on the straight track Its
brakes suddenly began to grind. It
soon came to a standstill, and the con
ductor, fearing that an accident had
befallen tbe engine, hurried forward,
and was shown by the engineer a light
that was twinkling and dancing on the
track directly ahead.
"A headlight, sure," the engineer
said. "Must be an extra and the dis
patchers have overlooked it, for orders
do not mention it."
"Guess you are right," the conductor
replied, "but I never knew the dis
patchers to be so careless before. Any
where,but on this tangent there would
have been a collision and somebody
killed. We'd better move ahead slowly
to the next side track. We can't tell just
how near that train may be, and we
will wait for it to pass us there."
They reached the.side track in safety,
ind, drawing in on it, awaited the
coming of tbe other train. Half an
hour passed, and the engineer was
fuming, wondering how much longer
he was to be delayed, when the con
ductor called him to step out to the
main line.
"What do you think of that head
light, now?" he asked, when the engi
neer had joined him. "Seems to have
got clear up and off the road."
The engineer gazed at the twinkling
light, then, "Venus, by Jupiter!" he ex
claimed. "Billy, we've side tracked to
let a star go by, or my name's not
Smith!" Youth's Companion.
The Difference Being Well Dreaed
Made to a Cabinet Official.
"Tes. the clothes a man wears make
Special for Wednesday.
A Large Line of
Misses' and Children's Hats, Caps
and Tarns,
A-t: Prices Away
J. W. LITTLE fcfl?
The prolonged warm weather finds us with too much
"Winter Underwear on hand. In order to move the
heavier lines quickly we will sell them at prices that
the manufacturers would not duplicate.
Children's Underwear from 12C to 50c
Ladies' Underwear from 20c to $1.50
Gents' Underwear from 25c to $1.50
And an endless variety of Hosiery . . . from 5c to 50c
M. D. Brouse, Agent,
1 Half Price Is too Much...
H For a garment that don't fit. "We won't
yjj permit any one to go out of our store with a misfit. "We
ffl employ practical tailors to make all necessary alterations,
4$ hapdle only well-made goods, and can safely assure vou
a suit or overcoat bought of us
in every wayas if you had paid
I. S. IVIyors & Oo.
Reliable Clothiers, Hatters and Furnishers.
118 and 120 Main Street, - . AKRON, 0.
I a ereat deal of difference in this wnrlrl.
especially In official life," remarked
the private secretary of a cabinet offi
cial, who is compelled to see many
people and to hold many more people
at bay.
"1 was especially struck with tha
importance of clothing some time ago,"
continued the official, "when the as
sistant secretary was absent and it
was my duty to stave all the callers
off the secretary, "i do that often, but
when the assistant secretaries are here
they help a great deal.
"WelL I noticed on the occasion!
referred to that l"had no trouble In
keeping people away when I wore my
Prince Albert and looked like the real
thing. When I told them that the sec
retary was too busy to see callers, they
thought I owned the whole place and
walked away without remonstrance o
without saying that their business was
very important and they were sure
they would be seen If I -would jnsttaie
their names to the secretary.
"When I -wore an average looking
business suit, which might look just a
little bit shabby, the callers didn't pay
much attention to what I said. It waa
more difficult than you can Imagine to
get them to go away. They would find
all kinds of excuses to remain and to
get me to present their names to the
secretary. The difference was so ap
preciable as to be noticed by others in
the room. I found that It paid me to go
well dressed on all occasions and that
I was much more useful to my execu
tive head." Washington Star.
The word Asia is derived from the
Sanskrit Ushas, meaning the land of
the morning dawn.
lelow Cas-fc.
124 S. Main st.,
Akron, O.
I. O. 0. F. TEMPLE
Main -t.
will be just as satisfactory
a tailor'TWICE AS MUCH
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