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FOR SALE A nice bay inare 12 years
old. Weight 11(0 pounds.. A fine driver,
good style and action. Reason, have no
use for ii horse and will sell vers" cbeap. For
nartlcuiars enquire at Democrat office. 90
FOR SALE Two lots In rear of 920 East
JInrket St., suitalileforneat homes, at mod
crate cost: or will sell entire property at n
lmrgaln. Jloney io lend. J. M. Poulson.
room 27. Arcade. 01-101
For Sale Houses and lots In all parts of
thecitr. at from i,um to wJ. niso smaii
farms cloee to city and from 1300 to f 1.500.
1ST, .South Main. fetf
FOR SALE No. 121 Bare t..9 room, fur
nace, grate, barn and fruit, alM cottage, live
rooms, will sell as a whole or separate. For
particular-. G. W. Gridley, -to Central build
ing. Tel. 510. f
FOR SALE Two small garden farms
with fair buildings for sale or trade for Ak
ron proprtv. Cnll now and see the crops
growing upon them. A. D. Alexander,
Commerce block. 92-117
Restaurant for Sale. Good restaurant well
located, doing good business, for sale cheap
If sold at once. Good reason for selling.
C. H. Jones, lis E. Exchange st.
Famished Rooms for Rent. Good furnished
rooms, with modern conveniences.
C. II. Jones, US E. Exchange st.
FOR SALE $1,300 Is the price of a good
8-room house In n desirable residence part
of the city. If you are looking for n home
you cannot beat this for the money, a in
vestment would pay 12 per cent. For par
ticulars and other bargains in real estate
see J. i. JJAUiiii-jij,
13 South Howard st,
We have a $7,500 home, first-class in every
particular to sell at the extrome low agure
of $5,000. You can buy it on terms to suit.
If you have any money and want a bargain,
see this place. Money to loan on terms to
P. P. BOCK & CO.,
Tel. S38. & S. Howard St.
MONEY TO LOAN.
TO LOAN WW. fSflO, $0, $1,000 and 2.000.
.1. I. Bachtel, 1SS S. Hownrd st. tutf
MONEY TO LOAN $KX) to 10,000 at fi.
Akron money. Sawyer, Doylo block.
MONEY TO LOAN From $5.00 and up
ward on household goods or any chattle se
curity aiid allow the goods to remain In
your possession. Can repay us in monthly
installments. Room 14, Arcade block. Or
flce hours. 8:51 to 11:30 c. m 1:30 to 5 p. m.
L. C. MILLER A IVY MILLER.
Wanted A grocery store in some good
location for cash. Clerks' Business Ex. fiStf
TO EXCHANGE A first class four horse
power electric motor for a ten horse power
Houses wanted 20 reliable tenants wait
ing. 150 S. Main. Stl
100 girls wanted for shops, hotels, stores
and nrivnte homes. Come Quick. Places
waiting. Ladies' bureau, 13S S. Main. 86 tf
WANTED Managers, solicitors, clerks,
advertising man, tine opening; machinists,
boys for factory, traveling salesmen, local
salesmen, linemen; good places now open.
ISfiS. Main. 102-101
W ANTED Salesladies, office assistants,
stenographers, millluers, girls for private
families, waitresses, cooks, chamber maids;
all secure positions; associated offices. 156
S. Main. 102-104
WANTED Ladles and gentlemen who
can furnish first-class credentials to call and
secure good paying commercial positions
that are now ready. Positions that are per
manent nnd pay from $10 to $20 per week.
You are not obliged to accept what we offer;
you arc privileged to try one place after Jin
other until suited, and think of it the cost
do1 s not exceed o cents per week. No extra
charge for use of branch offices. Managed
exclusively by Akron, people. Over 50 po
sit ions now op3n; no trouble orexpenseto
show what they are. Orders from out of
city dally. Clerks' Employment Exchange,
150 So. Main. SGtf
For Rent Furnished nnd unfurnished
rooms with the very best people. 150 South
Slain st. Stf
For Rent Store room, best location in
the city for the shoe or dry goods business
lao ouin jiam st. waii
FOR SALE REAL ESTATE.
FOR &ALE A good building lot on Brown
av. Will I1.3 sold cheap if bought at once.
Address I.G ., care Democrat. 138
STEPHEN O. MILLER, Attorney-ai-Iaw.
Prompt attention given to collections. Pal
mer block, 103 South Main St., Akron, Ohio.
W. i COLEEV1AN
Justice of the Peace and Notary.
205 Wooster avenue.
Houses on monthly payments, choice lots
on Wooster av. will lie sold nt a sacrlllce,
also greenhouse equipments cheap. A 45
horse-power boiler, almost new. I have the
finest allotment In Akron. Lots 60x175 from
$100 to $200. Come to see me.
FOR REPAIRING See George Hanellne.
Watches, Clocks, all kinds of Jewelry, 1SS
Bouth Main St.. under red watch sign. 222tf
MASSILLON COAL CO.
We have a large cmount of money
to loan on good real sstnts ourtty.
Low rate of Interest. Termt moit
KS S. Hawsrd st. Ffcanas 582 and 593
Stoam Laundry ?
ew machinery, new location.
wo guarantee our work. High
ijiussur uomesuc nnisn.
Nop. 1S-2-1.-T7 North Howard st. 5
PETERSON & WRIGHT
Successors to J. E. Peterson
Hoy, ii Feed, cemeni, lime, eic.
128 HOBTH MATW ST.
Peterson tc Wright
WANTED TO LOAN
' ?1,000 to $3,000 nt 6 per cant
for term of years if security is
gilt edge. Inquire at once.
Everett block. Tel 162:-
The Aetna Life Insurance Co. paid to
policyholders in 1898 over $4,500,000.00
over $1,000,000.00 on endowment poli
cies matured a form of Insurance on
( which we have no competition In results.
FRANK O. NEWC0MB,
Everett Building. District Agent.
If you want a first-class driving
horse, llnely mated conch or carriage
team, call at Steiner's Stock Uarn,
No. 1350 South Main st. Nothing but
flrht-cinss hordes kept in stock.
N. R. STJ3INEK, Prop.
P., Tel. 1734.
Mch 18, 1900
John Q. Martin, Mgr.
A pure whiskey agrees with any
food, in fact aids digestion. It tones
the stomach, increases tho flow oi
gastric juices and so promotes
strength and flesh. A puro whiskoy
like HARPER Whiskoy. SOLD BY
144 S. Howard st., Akron, O.
$1,000 to Invest In a business or partner
ship. IMS. Main.
The Purest and Finest ,
. BtfcK imponea
S BRAU . .
f (Muenchen) always on draught.
CAIU AT Vf
THE ATLANTIC GARDEN
Cor. Main an! Z. Market Sts.
DETTUNG BROS., Props.
TO COAL DEALERS.
Until 12 o'clock at noon, August 19, 1599,
sealed proposals will be received at the of
fice of the Board of Education, to furnish
coal to the schools of tiie city of Akron, for
the ensuing year.
Bidders shall stnte the kind and Quality
of coal, name of mine from which said coal
shall be furnished, and price per ton of 2,000
noiindii. delivered to the various school
buildings, as required, on the following
grades of coal, viz: Forked lump, shoveled
lump, run of mine, washed nut, slucl: and
Each bidder must depolt with the Clerk
of the Board ut the time of llling his hid, a
certificate of dcpos-lt, a certified check on
some bank doing business In Akron or cash
to the amount of one hundred dollars ($100).
The Board reserves the right to accept any
or reject all bid?.
C. W. MILLIKIN.
July & Aug J-ll-ls
Noiice of Appointment.
Estate of Theodore Austgen, deceased.
The undersigned has been appointed by
the probate eourt of Summit county. Ohio,
as administrator of the estate of
Theodore Austgen. deceased. All persons in
debted to said estate are requested to make
immediate payment; and all persons having
claims against said estate are requested to
present the same for allowance or rejection.
Dated this 10th day of Aug. A. D. 1S90.
Aug 11 IS 2.1
A POPULAR MISTAKE.
The Idea That I'rofexHlomtl 3feu
ilai e nn Kuny Time.
"People who woik with thalr hands,
especially farmers, aie apt to think
that professional wen have an easy
time of it," baid a lawyer of this city.
"It's an amusing mistake. The farmer
stops at sundown, and the laborer
works ten hours at the outside. The
average professional man works from
12 to 14 hours day in and day out, all
the year around. Often, nt a pinch, he
Trill work from 16 to 20 hours for sev
eral days in succession, and he will
work when he is sick" or suffering se
vere physical pain, something the man
ual toiler wouldn't dream of. Of course
he takes short intervals of rest, like
everybody else. The human engine
Isn't capable of absolutely sustained
endeavor for over an hour at a stretch.
"Watch a day laborer, who seems to
be plodding along like a machine, and
you'll find that be really" rests more
than half the time. He looks at some
well dressed doctor, lawyer, broker or
man of affairs and says to himself:
'Oh, you doggoned lazy rascal! If yon
only had to work like me!" The truth
is that the chap he envies is putting an
amount of concentration and continued
energy into his daily toll that would
kill the man who works with his hands
alone in less than a week.
"1 don't mean this as any reflection
on the laborer, who is also no doubt
doing his level best I simply mean
that the demands on brain production
are a third again as severe as the de
mands on muscle production. For
sheer staying qualities there Is nothing
In the world that equals the nervous,
high strung, frail looking modern pro
fessional man." New Orleans Times
Democrat JESS AND THE BEAR.
Brain Saved the Man, lint Lost HI
Life In the Bargain.
There is si story connected with the
last bear killed about here which fond
grandpapas often told the children
seated on their knees. It appears that
the celebrated "Uncle Jess" bad spent
all his life as a trapper and hunter, and
never a mishap had befallen him. But
one night, In his anxiety to shake a
coon, he climbed the shell of an old
As he began shaking the neighbor
ing limb the stump to which lie was
clinging gave way, and lie sank feet
first into the hollow eeuter. All efforts
to escape were impossible, and the
pious hunter had resolved to pass the
remainder of his life In prayer, when
toward night his supplications were in
terrupted. Looking up, lie beheld the
eye of a bear looking straight down
Then the animal turned about and
backed down the inside of the stump.
Hardly knowing what to do, Dncle
Jess put up his bands in protection nnd
grasped the bear. Now It was the
bear's turn to be frightened. lie
scrambled up again, while the hunter
hung on for his life and was carried
with safety to the top.
Here the bear's real trouble began,
for with so heavy a weight it was im
possible for him to turn about and
back down, so he tried it head first,
but that was no easy matter to the
beast, and be fell with a heavy thud
.to the ground -below and was killed,
wlille Uncle Jess went home and told
the truthful tale, to be handed down
to bis children. Springfield Republic
an. Bora of the Olden Time.
Boys have always been boys. There
Is no doubt that Siiem and Ham pitch
ed coppers or played jaekstraws on the
shady side of the ark. while Noah, who
couldn't liud them, had to feed the
Mock himself, or tint David held up
Iwo fingers to Jonathan when he paw
him across the block and that they
therewith went in swimming in the
Jordan against the express prohibition
if their mothers. Minneapolis Journal.
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(Inane! dipped in common salt.
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THE FLAG OF TETJCE
R. TALMAGE SUGGESTS A REMEDY
FOR STRIKE EPIDEMICS.
Interest of Capital mul Labor Are
Identical, and When They Ccnite to
Anlagonlre Kach Other Strife Will
Cense Benefits of Cci-oueratiou.
Copyright. Louis Klopsch, 1SW.
Washixgtox, Aug. 13. In this dis-
everlasting war between capital and
labor may be brought to a happy end.
The test is 1 Corinthians xii, 21, "The
eye cannot say unto the band, I have
no need of thee."
Fifty thousand workmen in Chicago
ceasing work in one day; Brooklyn
stunned by the attempt to halt its rail
road cars; Cleveland in the throes of
a labor agitation, and restlessness
among toilers all over the land
have caused an epidemic of strikes,
and, somewhat to better things, I apply
the Pauline thought of my text.
You have been an elaborate piece of
machinery, with a thousand wheels
and a thousand bands and a thousand
pulley all controlled by one great
waterwheel, the machinery so ad
justed that when you jar one part of it
you jar all parts of it. Well, human
society is a great piece of mechanism
controlled by one great and ever re
volving force the wheel of God's prov
idence. You harm one part of the ma
chinery of society, and you harm all
parts. All professions interdependent.
All trades interdependent. All classes
of people interdependent Capital and
labor interdependent. No such thing -as
independence. Dives cannot kickXaza
rus without hurting his own foot. They
who threw Shadrach into the furnace
got their own bodies scorched. Or, to
come back to the figure of the text,
what a strange thing it would be if the
eye should say: I oversee the entire
physical mechanism. I despise the
other members of the body; if there is
anything I am disgusted with. It is
with those miserable, low lived hands.
Or. what if the hand should say: I am
the boss workman of the whole physic
al economy; I have no respect for the
other members of the body. If there
Is anything I despise, it is the eye
seated under the dome of the forehead
doing nothing but look,
I come in, and I wave the flag of
truce between these two contestants,
and I say. "The eye cannot say to tho
hand. 'I have no need of thee.' "
Labor and Capital.
That brings me to the first sugges
tion, and that is, that labor and capital
are to be brought to a better under
standing by a complete canvass of the.
whole subject They will be brought"
to peace when they find that they are
Identical in their interests. When one
goes down, they both go down. When
one rises, they both rise. There will be
an equilibrium after awhile. There
never has been an exception to the
rule. That which is good for one class
of society eventually will be good for
all classes of society, and that which is
bad for one class of society will even
tually and in time be bad for all. Every
speech that labor makes against capi
tal postpones the day of permanent ad
justment. Every speech that capital
makes against labor postpones the day
of permanent adjustment. When capi
tal maugns laDor, it is the eye cursing
the hand. When labor maligns capital,
it Is the hand cursing the eye. As far
as I have observed, the vast majority
of capitalists are successful laborers.
If the capitalists would draw their
glove, you would sec the broken finger
nail, the scar of an old blister, tho
stiffened finger joint. The great pub
lishers of the country for the most
part were bookbinders, or typesetters,
on small pay. The great carriage man
ufacturers for the most part sand
papered wagon bodies in wheelwright
shops. While, on the other hand, in all
our large manufacturing establish
ments you will find men on wages who
once employed a hundred or five hun
dred hands. The distance between
capital and labor is not a great gulf
over which .is swung a Niagara sus
pension bridge; It is only a step, and
the capitalists arc crossing over to be
come laborers, and the laborers are
crossing over to become capitalists.
Would God they might shake hands
while they cross. On the other hand,
laborers are the highest style of capi
talists. Where are their investments?
in banks? No! In the railroads? No!
Their nerve, their muscle, their bone,
their mechanical skill, their physical
health are magnificent capital, ne who
has two eyes, two ears, two feet, two
hands, ten fingers, has machinery that
puts Into nothiugness carpet and screw
and cotton factory, and all the other
Implements on the planet. The capital
ists were laborers, the laborers were
capitalists. The sooner we understand
that the better.
Again, there is to come relief to the
laboring classes of this country
through co-operative associations. I
am not at this moment speaking of
trades unions, but of that plan by
which laborers put their surplus to
gether and become their own capital
ists. Instead of being dependent upon
the beck of this capitalist or that capi
talist, they manage their own affairs.
In England nnd Wales there are S13
co-operative associations. They have
340,000 members; they have a capital
of $18X00,000. or what corresponds to
our dollars, and they do a business
annually of ?C3,000,000. Thomas Bras
sey, one of the foremost men in the
British parliament, on the subject
says: "Co-operation Is the one and the
only relief for the laboring populations.
This is the path," bo says, "by which
they are to come up from the hand to
the mouth style of living, to reap the
rewards and the honors of our ad
vanced civilization." Lord Derby and
John Stuart Mill, who gave half theii
lives to the study of the labor question,
oeiievea in co-operative institutions.
"But," says some one, "haven't these
Institutions sometimes been a failure?"
Yes. Every great movement has been
a failure at some time. Application of
the steam power a failure, electro
telegraphy a failure, railroading a fail
ure, but now the'chlef successes of the
"But," says some one, "why talk of
surplus being put by laborers Into co
operative associations when the vast
multitude of toilers of this country are
struggling for their dally bread and
have no surplus?" I reply, put Into my
hand the money spent by the laboring
classes ofAjncrlca for riiD -nil to
bacco, and T will establish co-operative
associations in all parts of this land,
some of them mightier than any finan
cial institutions of the country. We
spend in this country over 5100.000,000
every year for tobacco. We spend over
$l,r00,000.000 directly or indirectly for
rum. The laboring classes spend their
share of this- money. Now, suppose the
tailoring man who has been expending
his monej In those directions should
just add up how much he has ex
pended during these past few years,
and then suppose that that money was
put into a co-operative association, and
then suppose he should have all his
friends in toil, who had made the same
kind of expenditure, do the same thing,
and that should be added up and put
into a co-operative association. And
then take all that money expended for
overdress and overstyle nnd overliv
ing on the part of toiling people in
order that they may appear as well as
persons who have more Income gather
that all up nnd you could have co
operative associations all over this
I am not saying anything now about
trades unions., You want to' know what
I think of trades unions. I think they
are most beneficial in some directions,
and they have a specific object, and in
this day, when there are vast monopo
liesa thousand monopolies concen
trating the wealth of the people into
the po-essiou of a few men unless
the laboring men of tills country and
all countries band together they will
go under. There is a lawful use of a
trade union. If it means sympathy In
tjnie of sickness, if it means finding
work for people when they are out of
work, if It means the improvement of
the financial, the moral or the religious
condition of the laboring classes, that
Is all right. Do not artists band to
gether in an art union? Do not singers
band together in Handel and Hadyn
societies? Do not newspaper men band
together in press clubs? Do not min
isters of religion band together in con
ferences and associations? There Is
not in all the land a city where clergy
men do not come together, many of
them once a week, to talk over affairs.
For these reasons you should not
blame labor guilds. When they are
doing their legitimate work, they are
most admirable, but when they come
around with drum and fife and flag
from their scaffoldings, from their fac
tories, then they are nihilistic, then
they are communistic, then they are
barbaric, then they are a curse. If a
man wants to stop work, let him stop
work, but lie cannot stop me from
But now suppose that all the laboring
classes banded together for beneficent
purposes in co-operative association,
under whatever name they put their
means together. Suppose they take
the money that they waste in rum and
tobacco and use it for the elevation
of their families, for the education of
their children, for their moral, intel
lectual and religious improvement,
what a different state of things we
would have in this country and they
would have in Great Britain!
Do you not realize the fact that men
work better without stimulant? Yon
say, "Will you deny the laboring men
this help which they get from strong
drink, borne down as they are with
many anxieties nnd exhausting work?"'
I would deny them nothing that is
good for them. I would deny them
strong drink. If I had the power, be
cause It is damaging to them. My
father said: "I became a temperance
man in early life because I found that
in the harvest field, while I was natu
rally weaker than the other men, 1
could hold out longer than any of
then. They took stimulant and I took
Everybody knows they cannot en
dure great fatigue men who indulge
in stimulants. All our young men un
derstand that. When they are prepar
ing for the regatta, or the ball club, or
the athletic wrestling, they abstain
from strong drink. Now, suppose all
this money that Is wasted were gath
ered together and put Into co-operative
institutions. Oh, we would have a very
different state of things from what we
I remark again, the laboring classes
of this country arc to find great relief
when they learn, all of them learn,
forecast and providence. Vast num
bers of them put down their income
and they put down their expenses, and
if the income meets the expenses that
is all that is necessary. I know labor
lug men who are in a perfect fidget
until they have spent their last dollar.
They tly around everywhere until they
get it spent. A case came under my
observation where a yonng man was
receiving $700 a year nnd earned it by
very hard work. The marriage day
came. The hritie had received ?o00 as
an inheritance from her grandfather.
She put the $."00 In wedding equip
ment. Then the twain hired two
rooms on the third story. Then this
man. who had most arduous employ
ment. Just-as much as he could possi
bly endure, got' evening employment
so he could earn a few dollars more
nnd by this extra evening employ
ment almost extinguished his eye
sight. Why did he take this extra
evening employment? Was it to lay
by something for a rainy day? No.
Was it to get a life Insurance so that
if he should die his wife would not
bo a pauper?' No. It was for the one
purpose of getting his wife a $150
sealskin sacquc. I am just giving you
a fact I know. The sister of this wo
man, although she was a very poor
girl, was not to be eclipsed, and so
she went to work day and night and
toiled and toiled and toiled almost in
to the grave until she got a $1."0 seal
skin sacque! Well, the news went
abroad all through the street. Mosf
if the people on that street were la
boring, bard working people, and they
were not to be outshone in this way,
and they all went to work in the same
direction and practically said, though
not literally. "Though the heavens fall,
we must liupn scnlsMn Kicipie!'
A clergyman in Iowa told me thai
ids church and the entire neighbor,
hood had been ruined by the fact that
the people mortgaged their farms in
order to go down to the Philadelphia
Centennial In 1S7C. First, one family
would go. then another family, nnd
dually it was not i expectable not to go
lo the Centcuuial at Philadelphia, and
they mortgaged their farms. The
church and tiie neighborhood ruined
In that waj. Now. between such fools
and pauperism there Is only a very
short step. In time of peace prepare
for war. In time of prosperity prepare
for adversity. Yet how many there
are who drive on the verge of the
precipice, and at the least touch of ac
cident or sickness over they go. Ah,
my friends. It is not right. It is not
honest! He that provideth not for his
own, and especially those of his own
household. Is worse than an infidel. A
man has no rizbt to live in luxury and
have all comforts and all brightness
around him. taking his family with
him at that rate everything bright
and beautiful and luxurious until he
stumbles against a tombstone and falls
in, and they all go to the poorhouse.
That is not common honesty. I am no
advocate of skinflint saving. I abhor
it. But I plead for Christian provi
dence. Saini;M Hank.
Some of the older persons remem
ber very well Abraham Van Nest of
New York, one of Its Christian mer
chants. He was often called mean
because he calculated so closely. Why
did he calculate eloselv? That ho
might have the more to give. There
was not a Bible society or a tract so
ciety or a reformatory institution in
the city of New York but he had his
hand in supporting it. He denied
himself many luxuries that he might
give to other; the necessities. He has
been many jears reaping his reward in
heaven, but I shall never forget the
day when I. a green country lad, came
to his house and spent the evening,
and at th.- close of the evening, as I
was departing, he accompanied me to
the door, accompanied me to the steps,
came down off the steps and said:
"Here, De Witt, is $40 for books. Don't
say anything about it." It is' mean or
it is magnificent to save, according as
you save for a good or bad object.
I know there are many people who
have much to say against savings
banks and life insurances. I have to
tell you that the vast majority of the
homesteads in tin's country have been
the lesult of such institutions, and I
have to tell you also that the vast ma
jority of the homesteads of the future
for , the laboring classes will be the
result of such Institutions. It will be
a great day for the working classes of
England and the United States when
the workingmau can buy a barrel of
flour instead of flour by the small
sack; when he can buy a barrel of
sugar, instead of sugar by the poutfd;
when he can pay cash for coats nnd
hats and shoes rather than pay an ad
ditional amount for the reason that he
has to get it all charged.
Again I remark: Great relief is to
come for the laboring classes of this
country by appreciation on the part of
employers, that they had better take
their employees into their confidence.
I can see very easily, looking from ray
standpoint, what is the matter. Em
ployees. seeing the employer in seem
ing prosperity, do not know all the
straits, all the hardships, all the loss
es, all the annoyances. They look at
him, and they think, "Why, he has it
easy, and we have it hard." They do
not know that at that very moment
the employer is at the l.-.st point of des
peration to meet his engagements.
I know a gentleman very well who
has over 1,000 hands in his employ.
I said to him some years ago when
there was great trouble in the labor
market, "How are you getting on with
your men?" "Oh," lie said, "I have no
trouble!" "Why." I said, "have not
you had any strikes?" "Oh. no!" ho
said. "I never had any trouble."
"What plan do you pursue?" He said:
"I will tell you. All my men inow ev
ery year just how matters stand. Ev
ery little while I call them together
and say: 'Now, boys, last year I made
so much. This year I made less. So
you see I cannot pay you as much as I
did last year. Now, I want to know
what you think I ought to have as a
percentage out of this establishment
nnd what wages I ought to give you.
You know I put all my energy In this
business, put all my fortune in it and
risked everything. What do you real
ly think I ought to have and you
ought to have?' By the time we come
out of that consultation we are unani
mous. There has never been an excep
tion. When we prosper, we all pros
per together. When we suffer, we all
suffer together, and my men would
die for me." Now, let all employers bo
frank with their employees. Take
them into your confidence. Let them
know just how matters stand. There
is an Immense amount of common
sense in the world. It Is always safe
to appeal to it.
To the CapItallKt.
I remark again: Great relief will
come to the laboring classes of thts
country through the religious rectifica
tion of it Labor is honored and re
warded in proportion as a community
is Christianized. Why is it that our
smallest coin in this country is a pen
ny, while in China it takes a half
dozen pieces of coin or a dozen to
make one of our iienuies in value, so
the Chinese carry the cash, as they
call it like a string of beads around
the neck? We never want to pay less
than a penny for anything In this
country. They must pay that which
Is worth only the sixth part or the
twelftli part of a penny. Heathenism
and iniquity and infidelity depress ev
erything. The gospel of Jesus Christ
elevates evorytWug. BjP"' do 1 ac
count for this? I account for it with
the plainest philosophy. The religion
of Jesus Christ is a democratic re
ligion. It tells the employer that he
is a brother to all the operatives in the
establishment made by the same God,
to lie in the same dust and to be saved
by the same supreme mercy. It does
not make the slightest difference how
much money you have, you cannot buy
your way Into the kingdom of heaven.
If you have the grace of God in your
heart you will enter heaven.
Let me say a word to all capitalists.
Be your own executors. Make Invest
ments for eternity. Po not be like
some of those capitalists I know who
walk around among their employees
with a supercilious air or drive up to
the factory In a manner which seems
to Indicate they are the autocrat of
the universe, with the sun and moon
in their vest pockets, chiefly anxious
when they go among laboring men not
to be touched by the greasy or smirch
ed hand and have their broadcloth In
jured. Be a Christian employer. Ro
member those who are under your
charge are bone of your bone and flesh
of your flesh; that Jesus Christ died
for them and that they are immortal.
Divide np yonr estates or portions of
them for the relief of the world before
you leave it. Do not go out of the
world like that man who died in New
York, leaving In his will $40,000,000,
yet giving how much for the church of
God; how much for the alleviation of
human suffering? He gave some mon
ey a little while before he died. That
was well, but iu all this will of $40,
000,000 how much? One million? No.
Five hundred thousand? No. One
hundred dollars? No. Two cents?
No. One cent? No. These great
cities groaning in anguish, nations cry
ing out for the bread of everlasting
life. A man in a will giving forty
millions of dollars aud not one cent to
God. It is a disgrace to our civiliza
tion. Or, as illustrated in a letter
which I have concerning a man who
departed this life, leaving between
Ave and eUht millions of dollars. Not
"one dollar was left, this writer says, to
comfort the aged workmen and work
women, not one dollar to elevate and
instruct the hundreds of pale children
who stifled their childish growth in
the heat and clamor of his factory. Is
it strange that the curse of the chil
dren of toil follows such ingratitude?
How well could one of his many mil
lions have been disbursed for the pres
ent and the future benefit of those
whose hands had woven literally the
fabric of the dead man's princely for
tune. Oh. capitalists of the United
States, be your own executors. Be a
George Peabody. if need be, on a small
scale. God has made you a steward.
Discharge your responsibility.
A Word to Labor.
My word Is to all laboring men in
this country: I congratulate you at
your brightening prospects. I con
gratulate you on the fact that you arc
getting your representatives at Al
bany, at Harrisburg and at Washing
ton. I have only to mention such a
man of the past as Henry Wilson, the
shoemaker: as Andrew Johnson, the
tailor; as Abraham Lincoln, the boat
man. The living illustrations easily
occur to you. This will go on until
you will have representatives at all
the headquarters, and you will have
I congratulate you also on your op
portunities of information. Plato paid
$1,300 for two books. Jerome ruined
himself financially by buying one vol
ume of Origen. What vast opportuni
ties for intelligence for you and your
children. A working man goes along
by the show window of some great
publishing house, and lie sees a book
that costs S."i. He says: "I wish I could
have that information. I wish I could
raise $5 for that costly and beautiful
book." A few months pass on, and he
gets the value of that book for 25
cents In a pampiilet. There never was
such a day for the workingmeu of
America as this day and the day that
I also congratulate you because your
work is only prefatory and Introducto
ry. You want the grace of Jesus
Christ the carpenter of Nazareth. He
toiled himself, and he knows how to
sympathize with all who toil. Get his
grace in your heart, and you can sing
on the scaffolding amid the storm, 'n
the shop shoving the plane, in the mine
plunging tiie crowbar, on shipboard
climbing tiie ratline. He will make
the drops of sweat on your brow glit
tering pearls for the eternal coronet
Are you tired, lie will rest you. Arc
you sick, he will give you help. Arj
you cold, he will wrap you in the man
tle of his love. Who are they before
the throne? "Ah," you say, "their
hands were never calloused with toil."
Yes, they were. You say, "Their feet
were never blistered with the long
journey." Yes, they were, but Christ
raised them to that high eminence.
Who are these? "These ate they that
came out of great tribulation and had
their robes washed and made white
In the blood of the Lamb." That for
every Christian workingman and for
every Christian workjngwnman will ba
the beginning of eternal holiday.
A Splder'H Musical Ear.
During the entire summer until late
in the autumn a large black hunting
spider (Lycosa) dwelt iu my piano.
When I played andante movements
softly, she would come out on the music
rack and seem to listen. Her palpi
would vibrate with almost inconceiva
ble rapidity, whil.' every now and then
she would lift her anterior pair of legs
and wave them to and fro and up and
down. Just as soon, however, as 1
commenced a aiarch or galop she
would take to her heels and flee away
to her den somewhere In the interior
of the piano, where she would sulk un
til I enticed her forth witli "Trau
merei" or Handel's "Largo." Dr.
Wler's Dawn of Beason.
Only OQlclal Cue of "Ilebel."
In the public square of Santa Fe Is
a soldiers memorial monument which
is said to be the only one in the United
States that bears the word "rebel" as
applied to the soldiers of the Confed
erate army. The inscription reads:
To the Heroes of the
Who Fell at the Battlo of Yalverde,
Fought With the RebeU
Feb. 21, IStfi
On the other side a second Inscrip
tion pays a similar tribute to the sol
diers of the Federal army who fell in
a light with the "rebels" at Canon del
Apache and La Glorieta pass 'March
2S, 1S62. Chicago News.
HIm Tden of It.
"Don't you fear the strong arm of
the law?" asked the friend.
"Not always," answered the pugilist
who was engaged In preparations for
a meeting. "There's no doubt about
the law's having a strong arm, but It's"
like the rest of us. It spends a great
deal of time talking things over when
It might be reaching for some one's
solar plexus." Washington Star.
Cuimclty ut St. Paul's.
As many as 80,000 people have liecn
accommodated 111 St Paul's cathedral.
bnt that has been with temporary gal
leties, etc.. erected. On festivals oulv
between 6,000 and 7,000 people find
seats. At an ordinary service abont
4,000 people will make the cathedral
look quite full.
Tiro Points of Vletv.
"My children, " said the poor man
sadly, "are crying for bread."
"Which shows, " replied tho rich man
coldly, "how mnch yon have to be
thankful for Now, mine are crying for
bonbons. " Jlroolclyn Life.
OUT FOR THE DUST.
k MEXICAN MINING BOOM AND WHAT
BECAME OF IT.
Stir of a Corner In Mnlen and Hovr
n ltrnl lCinr Wii Dethroned Hick-
mint mul IIIn Ilntu A Ilrct suit
nnd Patent Leather Shoe.
Special Correspondence. 1
Sax Dir.r,o, Cal.. Aug. 9. This is
the story of an interesting mining
boom. While the excitement lasted
the peoplt; of Lower Califcrnia and
southern California thought they had
a nearby Klondike. For a time ev
ery ablebodied man in this section and
not a few women hoped to get wealthy.
Some two years ago rich discoveires of
gold were reported in the Mexican pen
iusnla of Lower California. Ensenada
is tho capital of the province, and that
tity is abont 50 miles from tho border
line Tho goldfields aro 1 icated in tho
Santa Clara mountains, about 25 miles
inland from the Pacific ocean and a lit
tle over 300 miles below Ensenada.
Last February a mining man, Allen
G. Fraser by name, a resident of Los
Angeles, heard of the alleged richness
of the San Rcqno mines, as the Santa
Clara district is called, and started for
them at once. On the way he was
wounded in a gnn accident and put
LANDING MULtS OK TI1K MfcXICAN COAST.
back. Having recovered, he sailed from
San Diego on the 12th of April on tho
Echooner Hong Kong, bound for the
goldfields. He returned on Slay 23, and
was seen by a reporter of the San Diego'
Tribune. To him Mr. Fraser described
the new goldfields in glowing colors.
He declared the San Roqno placers to
be. in his judgment, among the richest
in the world. At that time there were
over 300 miners on the gronnd, and all
were making from $15 to 20 a day.
Then JIr Fraser exhibited a few nug
gets, weighing about 2J ounces.
This was sufficient Everybody ,in
this city read the interview Parties
were at once organized to start for the
goldfields, and many persons, contrib
uted to form syndicates The next
steamer which sailed down the coast was
tho St. Denis, and she left two days
after the interview with Air. Fraser
appeared. The ship was crowded with
hopeful gold seekers Every berth was
taken, and many were content with a
place on tho floor for a bed
The fever spread still wider Every
available vessel iu San Diego harbor
was chartered. Old Klondike boats were
called into service- When a ship head
ed for San Diego was reported along the
coast, an attempt was made to secure
it by telegraph. One boat, just in from
Honolulu, was hired as soon as it
touched anchor in the bay Tho charge
for passage was $20. The merchants of
tho city tried to increase their business
by attracting the miners. The Hour
merchant would advertise some self
raising brand as being "just the thing
for tho miners." The shoe dealer would
get out a lino of strong shoes calculated
to stand tho heaviest of wear.
One of tho first trials of the miners
was seasickness. The ocean would some
times get angry and toss the ship3
abont. The nearest point of embarka
tion was Asnusiou bay, and hero the
man fonnd no docks. The ships could
bnt stand off from the shore and anchor
nnd then land tho prospective miners
and their supplies in small boats. The
water was cold, and baths were quite
Soon after landing the start was
made for tho gold workings. Then be
gan a wearisome march across tho burn
ing sands. The trail is narrow, and
burros must be employed to carry lug
gage. As soon as the workings are
reached a claim mnst be staked out,
and this covers abont three acres. There
island enough for about 5,000 claims.
and as each claim is generally worked
by fonr men there is room enough for
abont 20.000 men There have never
been, however, more than 2,000 miners
In a month or six weeks it appeared
that the workings were a failure, and
the men commenced to return home.
One of them, a most intelligent and re
liable man, thus related his mining ex
perience to the writer- ""We reached
the gold diggings after a very hard
journey and at once staked out a claim.
We had taken down what wa supposed
was rolled oats, but when the packages
were opened we found a quantity of
jerked beet We spent half a day trying
to exchange onr beef for other food, bnt
with little success. We soon discovered
we could get very little of the precious
metal and made preparations for re
turning to onr native Jand. None of the
men were making over 3 a day, and
the average received $t. Snpplies were
high. We paid 75 cents for a breakfast
of one egg and a cvp of coffee. Wo lived
on cakes made of flour and water. One
lucky man came down with three bot
tles of whisky, nnd as that fluid was
scarce lie could dispose of a littlo when
ever ho wished anything, nnd he lived
on the fat, or rather the Ieanne3, of
the land We had a good time, and I
am glad 1 made the trip. I have a sus
picion that ono of tho transportation
companies engineered the whole busi
ness." Tho story of tho boom conld not be
written withont mention of the deeds
of two individnals. The first is Kirby.
who in tho space of a few days won the
title "King of tho Bnrroa. " He is a ris
ing young lawyer, and he lives over on
Coroundo beach He is an exdeputy
assistant district attorney of San Diego.
Lewis B. Kirby is more than a lawyer
Ha is a great and original speculator.
only, of course, on n small scale. The
nniqne idea occurred to him that in the
enormous mining operations which
we abont to take place a largo num
ber of mules, or burros, as they call
them down here, would bo needed. He
thought tho matter over and then made
But Lew was not satisfied. Ho bought
more. The news of tho corner spread,
and the birth of a new "king" was
hailed with delight Ho strutted about
the town gleefully, nnd when he sailed
with his precious burden of animal
Fels-Naptha fs so mucfl
better that nobody wants any
other soap ; 5c, and your
- -..- -,ack ;f ;t isn't.
flesh a retinue of admirers bid him fare
well. When they reached Asnnsioa bay.
Lew's troubles began. Most monarchs
The "king" got in a small boat, and
they started to row him ashore. He had
with him a hand camera, and it was an
unlucky moment. Lew had some friends
in the boat, and all was serene. He had
paid another man a quarter of a dollar
to upset a boat in which ono of his
friends was sitting, and Lew was
watching for tho fnn. Suddenly some
thing happened. What was it? Lew
felt the cold water and the waves surg
ing abont him, and above all a voice
cried, "Jump. Kirby, jnmpl" This is
just what the "king"" did. and he also
found time to command in a lond voice.
"Save my camera!" Tho camera, sad
to say, is now with that famous gentle
man, Mr. McGinty, bnt to tho relief of
all the "king" is safe.
This is the story as friends and ene
mies, if he has one, lovo to tell it. No
sooner had the "king" landed than the
sad news was received that the mining
boom had burst So burros could be
bonght very cheaply down on that Mex
ican coast Every word of this is true,
excepting that Lew only bought a total
of six bnrros. and he did not loose very
mnch money on the venture But this
rather spoils the tale.
Kirby is dethroned, but he still car
ries his title. The other day a store
keeper in this city had occasion to place
in his window a picture of a bnrro. In
order that no mistake should be made,
it bore this label. "This is not one of
Kirby's burros. " It is a pity that an
ex-king cannot find peace in his retire
ment Sometimes, when Kirby is sit
ting down quietly, he will suddenly
hear the cry. "Jump. Kirby, jumpl"
and then the laughter of a cruel friend
will be heard. Bnt Lew is determined
to live the whole incident down.
The case of Hickman is different His
fame, it is true, hinges about a bath,
but the ceremony took place right in
the heart of the gold workings. Now,
Hickman is fond of dress, and his
friends call him "Eick" and sometimes
"Beau Brummel" and then again
"Ward McAllister." He took to the
goldfields as part of his outfit a dress
suit and a pair of patent leather shoes.
"Hick" staked ont a claim, and he
thought he had a rich one.
On a certain night he was sound
asleep. Some of his friends, however,
were wakefnl in fact, they were very
much alert With six onnces of bras-,
filings they salted his claim, and it did
make a fine showing. The next morn
ing Hickman strnck it rich, and friends
were called over to congratulate the
fortunate man He was now a million
aire, and naturally his thoughts turned
to bettering his personal appearance.
Water at that time was quoted at $5
a quart bottle Hickman decided to do
a rash act. and two cupfulls of the
precious ointment were purchased. This
was poured into a mining receptacle
and Hickman's face was washed for the
first time in some weeks. The enjoy
ment was keen, and the dirty water
was given to a faithful bnrro, and he
drank np both dirt and water, and it
seemed so good that the appreciating
animal was kind enough to clean the
receptacle for the considerate master.
Hickman too, like tho "king," is still
living, bnt neither is he a millionaire.
The boom has burst completely. The
San Roqne placer district is crowded
with men eager to get home. Most of
them have no money and would starve
were it not for the kindness and assist
ance of eome who are fortunate enough
to possess food. The Mexican govern
ment heard of their plight and dis
patched a war vessel to Asunsion bay
and transported some of the disappoint
ed miners. This was a providential act
Some of the miners, having no money
left for passage, started home on foot
They will suffer greatly in the journey
SX KOQCE P3-ACKK MtStS.
of 300 miles, and it would net surprise
ns here if a number died en the way
There is little or no water down there,
and the snn beats fiercely on the dry
sand. No one who went to the goldfields
can have any peace in this city for
Eomo time. When yon see a man walk
ing on the street with a sad face and
downcast eye. yon can depend npon it
ho was a "ninety-niner. " There is lots
of good natnred guying going on. and
it is rather tough on the poor men.
William R. Brittox
There Was a Difference.
Flossie, a city miss of 4, was visiting
In the country. One day she accom
panied her grandmother to the barn
yard, where she was very much fright
ened at tho sight of a big gobbler
"Why, Flossie," said the old lady,
"is it possible that you are afraid of a
tnrkey, when you helped to eat one
"Yes, grandma," replied the little
miss, "but this one ain't cooked "
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