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Ravenna, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 1894. Congress and the President's Message. Congress convened Monday. Democrat and Republican representatives were nearly all present and after the uoual experiences of " opening day" the legislative branch of the grandest government and greatest nation on earth was ready for business. Interest of course centered in the President's Message, which is a long and able document. The communication is exhaustive and thorough and contains many sound suggestions that should be heeded by the two Houses. The President reviews our foreign relations, pointing to the advantages of a "firm but Just foreign policy, free from envious or am bitious national schemes and characterized by entire honesty and sincerity. The restric tions placed npon the importation of certain of our food products by the government of Belgium; the attitude of this country during the civil war in Brazil; the friendly offices of our representatives to Brazil and Portugal for the protection of the subjects of either while In the territory of the othes, pending strained relations between the two countries the new commercial relations with Brazil under the Wilson tariff; the participation of American exhibitors at the Antwerp Indus trial Exposition, were briefly touched upon The war iu the East, he says, deserves our gravest consideration, by reason of its dis turbance of our growing commercial inter ests in the two countries. Referring to the prohibition by the German government against importation of live stock and fresh meats from this country, because of the reported discovery of Texas fever in a cargo of American cattle, he says it is hoped that Germany will soon be convinced that the inhibition is as needness as it is harmful to our mutual interests. He rec ommends the repeal of so much of the Fed eral statute that imposes a discriminating duty on sagar coming from countries paying arf export bounty thereon. Germany claims uch a duty is in contravention of the treaty of 1823 with Prassia. The decision of the Paris tribunal of ar bitration was characterized as equitable and advantageous. Queen Lil. is disposed of in a sentence and the present Hawaiian gov ernmentis spoken of as " in effective opera- tion." Of Japan he says; "The Japanese Empire of today is no longer the Japan of the past, and our relations with this progress ive nation should not be lees broad and lib eral than those with other powers." Good will marks our relations with our nearest southern neighbors. There ought, he says to be a new treaty of commerce and naviga tion with Mexico, to take the place of the one that expired 13 years ago. The storage and use of the Rio Grande waters for irriga- tion should, he says receive the joint atten tion of both countries. Nicaragua's. sover eignty over the Mosquito Indian territory cannot, he says, be challenged by this gov ernment. He expresses sympathy for the financial straits bf Peru, which he say s invite our forbearance in pressing long pending claims. He calls attention to the modus Vi vendi concluded between Russia and this country restrictive of poaching on Russian rookeries and of sealing in certain waters not comprehended in the Paris award. Congress is invited to express an opinion on the U. S. policy in regard to Samoa. The receipts of the government from all sources, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1894, were $372,802,498.29, and its expendi tures $442,605,758.81, leaving a deficit of $69, 803,260.58. There was a decrease in the or dinary expenses of the government of $15, 952,674.66 compared with 1893. It is estimat ed that there will be a deficit of over $20,000, 000 next year. Nov. 1, 1894, the total amount of money in the country was $2,240,773,888, or $24.27 per capita on an estimated popula tion of over 68,000,000. He urges that the army be increased from Its present effective strength of 20,000 men to 25,000, its maximum strength. ' He says the Union Pacific R. R. should be reorganized as quickly as possible. Reforms in the post officejdepartment were recommended, which it is believed can be made with advantage to the service. An increase in the number of battle ships and torpedo boats is urged. The President recommends that the Coast Survey be trans ferred from the Treasury to the Navy de partment. Protection for our forest reserves is earnestly nrged. The President still adheres to Civil Ser vice Reform. He also recommends a' Na tional Boaad of Health to protect our country from the invasion of pestilence. He thinks the present tariff law needs im portant amendments, among them being the placing of coal and iron ore on the free list and the abolition of the sugar differential. He commends the action of Secretary Car lisle in issuing bonds to provide for the gold reserve, regrets the inadequate protection existing for this reserve, and says he shall endeavor to save the country from default ing in its pecuniary obligations or reducing them to a silver basis. The President en dorses the plan of the Secretary of the Treas ury to modify present banking laws. The message is one of the best ever receiv ed by a U. S. Congress. A tidal wavb carried away about 600 feet of the ocean docks at Tacoma, Washing ton, last Th ursday night. Several vessels in the harbor barely escaped destruction. The inhabitants of that city and region are great ly concerned for their future safety, as a , heavy shock of earthquake was felt the week before, and the volcanic Mt. Ranier was in a state of eruption on the 21st. The people are nervously apprehensive of seismic dis turbances that may threaten the very exist ence of Tacoma. In addition to Mt. Ranier, there are Mt. Baker, Great Shasta, and oth ers of the Cascade range, which are volcanos. Scientists say there is a connection between the three phenomena experienced in the shape of earthquake, eruption, and the tidal wave. AN experiment was tried last week in Jersey City, which, if true as told in the dis patches, goes a long way toward establishing the correctness of the theory that electrocu tion does not necessarily kill, and that the murderers who have sat in the electric chairs at Sing Sing and Anburn may not have boen killed by the current, but have really died under the doctor's knives. The experiment consisted in subjecting a healthy, vigorous cow to 3,000 volts of the terrible agency for" one minute and a half, and after a brief res pite, turning the current on again for a con tact of two minutes duration, making three and one-half minutes in all. The animal was apparently killed instantly at the first hock, but after the lapse of ten minutes,the Tigorous use of a pair of bellows enabled her to arise to her feet. The law that consigns New York murder ers to what now seems to be the ' experimen tal chair," was framed from motives of hu manity to the condemned criminal. The question then arises, in view of the horrify ing experiences with a majority of the sub jects electrocuted thus far, and the experi ments made on lower animals, is it after all a painless method, or one of agonizing tor ture? In conversation with a Ravenna phy sician on the subject, he said that while the nerve cells might not be thoroughly disinte grated, as claimed would result in every case by the process, and indeed might retain sufficient individuality to admit of ultimate vital restoration of the body by the proper use of radical stimulants, yet the shock could not do otherwise than produce instant un consciousness ; and if the subject was further electrocuted until the death point was pass ad, or if he was subjected to " professional incision," having no power of mental sensa tion, he suffered no more than as if already dead. " Suppose a person to be asphyxiated with water up to a certain point to all ap pearances dead. He has been 'rescued' so far as physical contact with the element is concerned, but ail that is necessary to insure his death is simply to let him alone. So in the case of electrocution. When a subject Bta i tk electric chair and receives the shock administered on such occasions, his chances for independent revival are not one in a million. Let him alone, and the process of death, if not already completed, will almost invariably I might say will inevitably continue to the end." So that if viewed in its scientific light, the process is not a cruel one, but on the contra ry, a merciful one to the subject. The only possible objection to it would lie in its es thetical features, and law makers, as such, I opine, are not much given to considering that phase of human sentiment." WASHINGTON LETTISH. From Our Regular Correspondent. j Washington. D. C, November 30, 189. Neither President Cleveland nor Secretary Gresham has the slightest desire to create a war scare by twisting the British lion's tail but upon representations made to Secretary Gresham by Br. Guzman, the Nicaraguan minister to the United States, the U. S. Cruiser Columbia was ordered to Bluefields, Nicaragua, to protect the interests of citizens of the United States in that quarter, and Ambassador Bayard has cabled instructions to investigate, and if the statements made to Secretary Gresham were found to be true to demand an immediate and full explanation trom the British government. That is the exact status of the case at this writing. That England was influenced in its refusal to rec ognize the right of Nicaragua to exclusive control over the strip of land known as the Mosquito coast by its desire to get its fingers into the building or control of the Nicaragua canal is merely a plausible surmise. Noth ing official or unofficial is known in Wash ington upon which to base a positive state ment that such is the fact. No new question is involved in the matter, it is only a reopen iug of an old question which was thought to have been satisfactorily settled a long time ago. Not the slightest apprehension of any serious trouble with England is felt by any member of the administration. All state ments to the contrary are merely sensational fakes. President Cleveland ate his Thanksgiving turkey at his country residence, to which he has been confined for ten days by a very painful attack of rheumatic gout and as he needed all the time at his disposal to put the finishing touches upon his message to Con gress, the family had no company to dinner. Secretarv and Mrs. Carlisle entertained a large party at dinner. Among their guests were Postmaster General and Mrs. Bissell, Attorney General and Mrs. Olney and Pri vate Secretary and Mrs. Thurber. Representative. Catchings, of -Miss., one of the democratic leaders of the House, is in town. He says: "I would like to see the popgun bills passed at the short session. But these will not mark the end of tariff agita tion. Neither will the republican victory, despite the declaration of the leaders of that party, to the contrary. If the leaders could control matters and remain of the same mind as now, perhaps all would be well in that direction. But they are not calculating on the immense pressure that will be brought to bear upon them if they should regain power, by the protected interests and their constituents. They came here to the Fifty first Congress with the firm intention of re vising the tariff on a reasonable basis. But they found the pressure too strong, and went to the extreme of the McKinley bill. You can be assured that tariff agitation will not cease in this country until the whole ques tion is settled upon democratic lines." Chairman Springer, of the House commit tee on Banking and Currency, is not hopeful of any financial legislation at the short ses sion, although he fully recognizes the urgent need for speedy legislation on the sub ject. He thinks it absolutely impossible for either President Cleveland or any other man to propose any scheme of currency reform that will secure the support of the majority of the members of the House, not to mention the Senate, where there is also a numerous assortment of disagreeing financial opinions. Others think differently, however, and be lieve that some common financial basis can be found upon wqich all good democrats can stand, although they admit that it will be so difficult as to make it improbable that an agreement can be reached during the three months that Congress will remain under democratic control. The impression is that President Cleveland's financial recommend ations will either add to the probability of democratic agreement or will make agree ment impossible. Many democrats are pleased with, a rumor that President Cleveland will include in his financial recommendation to Congress the repeal of the ten per cent, tax on State bank currency and a proposition that will enlarge the use of silver by making it a part of the basis for the issue of a bank note currency Your correspondent has been unable to either verify or disprove the rumor. The most gratifying thing about the Con gressional situation, from a democratic point of view, is the unanimity with which Dem ocratic Senators and Representatives now in Washington reply to queries as to what will be the programme of the coming session, They all say in substance: We will wait un til the Presidenthas made his recommenda tions; we desire that whatever is done be done harmoniously, if possible. There is little doubt that many democrats who have opposed the President are ready to meet him half way in any efforts that may be made for the good of the party, and if the hot heads can only be kept quiet there may be some pleasant surprises for democrats. SHALEIiSVLLLE. - Mrs. Luther Minard, Mrs. John Haas, and Pearl Porter are all on the sick list. A small detachment from Shaler Council attended Thanksgiving services at the Meth odist Church on Sunday, Nov. 25th, and listened to an excellent sermon by Rev.Culp, The J umors who remain at home on such occasions should have good excuses, and we presume they did. The Shalersville Lecture Course is an es tablished fact. There are to be five good lectures delivered by the following named gentlemen, in the order named : Dr. W. H. Ryder, Dec. 14; Rev. Joseph Gledhill, Dec. 28 ; Rev. W. T. S. Culp, Jan. 12 ; Prof. Mark B. Beal, Feb. 23; Rev. F. F. Maple, about March 1. Season tickets have been placed at the low price of 50 cents each, with Schol ars' tickets at 25 cents, when countersigned by the te?cher. The enterprise is worthy of a generous patronage. Old Mrs. Albright is in quite feeble health this Winter. W. S. Churchill, wife and daughter Bird ate Thanksgiving dinner with H. F. Morris and family. The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred, Reese died on Thursday last, from the effect of teething. The funeral was held on Sat urday, Rev. Wharton officiating. Mrs. Mary Witherell was badly frightened last week Monday night,by two men attempt ing to enter the residence through a window of her sleeping apartment. We hear that the Kelley Commercial Col lege, etc., is to be removed from Ravenna to our village, and that some of our parents are to abandon the free school system for one that calls for a bonus of $10.00 a month. Of course superior facilities always cost money, and we sincerely hope the patrons may realize on their investment, as no doubt they will. We are not finding fault with any man's methods or business, but we do think that our present facilities for educa tion are sufficient to accommodate any and all of the pupils of our township, and that if they would but give our own teachers- a chance, they would do them some good. Phcebe. HIRAM. The series of meetings closed Sunday eve ning, the result of which is several additions and a general awakening among the mem bers. The action of the ladies of the W. C. T. U. at their Convention in Cleveland, in cen suring Mrs. Cleveland for the customary breaking of, a bottle of wine, at the christen ing of the St. Louis battle ship, receives as it ought, the well merited contempt and ridi cule of all unbiased intelligent neoDle. Suth bigotry and fanaticism is a diegraee to American womanhood, and will do the cause of temperance far more harm than good. Several weeks ago Mr. R. P. Hutchinson; while poleing some chestnuts from a tree, was hit in one eye by a burr. After suffer ing intense agony he went to Cleveland a few days ago and consulted an oculist, who removed from the eye eight prickers. There is now a fair prospect that the eye may be saved. Henry Barholt was downed by a horse one day last week, and now wears a lame shoul der. Don't wrestle with a horse, unless you are the stronger, or know how to take the advantage. Most everybody was thankful Thanksgiv ing day, and enjoyed the customary feast, Rev. Mr. Chase, of Ind., and Mr. Logan, of Alliance, last year's Prohibition candidate for Governor, returned thanks at the resi dence of Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Young. And the football team were thankful, that they were defeated at Youngstown by only 24 to 0, and for the very gentlemanly treatment they received there. And more especially thank ful that their share of the gate receipts far" more than paid their expenses. Dr. Paige lectured before one of the Med ical Colleges in Cleveland last week. Mr. and Mrs'. Adams, of Medina, were the guests of their daughter, Mrs. Newton, last week. The whole cummunity very much regrets the critical condition of Mrs. Trowbridge, caused by a tumor, which was remored Sun day, by Dr. Paige and a specialist from Cleveland. n. McNEAIi'S REPORT TO KINIjEY. GOV. Mc It Sharply Arraigns Manufacturers Who Fight the Pure Food Uaw. State Dairy and Food Commissioner Mc- Neal,in his report for 1894 to Gov. McKinley reviews the war that has been made by man ufacturers of adulterated articles on the Pure Food Law. His arraignment of these fighters under the black flag of impurity is drastic. The arch enemies of the law are held up by name for public scorn. Promi nent among them appears the kingly title of a New York Baking Powder Company, that is covering the State with advertisements declaring that it has been pronounced by the State Food Commission, of "Highest efficiency and purer than any other Powder sold in the -State." Commissioner McNeal says in his report that this same Baking Powder Company contributed to a fund to bring about the defeat of the Pure Food Law. Here is mendacity that is bold to the point of wanton shamelessness. A foe of the Commission, a foe of the law intended to make the work of the Commission effect ive, lays claim to the highest endorsement of this Commission 1 What monstrous cre dulity is here imputed to the people of Ohio, It is so much too serious for tragedy that it becomes, perforce, farce comedy. While enjoying it, the citizens of the State, regard less of party, wili wish all success to Com missioner McNeal in his plucky determina tion to expose all pretenders. RANDOLPH Thanksgiving has come and gone. None had cause to be more thankful than those who, by invitation, gathered at the home of G. L. Fox. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Henderson of Cleveland, who have been visiting at the above named place, gave a Thanksgiving supper to their parents, brothers and sisters. The supper proved that there are good cooks in Cleveland as well as in Randolph. There was quite a literary program in the evening, including songs and recitations by the little Fox girls. A piece of poetry composed for the occasion by two of those present, was deserving of special mention. It was a time not to be forgotten and all departed in good cheer, feeling that they had enjoyed them selves well. Miss Mary Ausphal and Mr. Chapman were quietly married on Thanksgiving day. We extend congratulations. C. M. B. came home through the mud the other day with a bran new bueev. That'i all very well, B., but we think it rather late in tne day tor red birds. Mr. and Mrs. Homer France attended the wedding of Mr. F's sister to Mr. Rufus San- ford, of Rootstown. Some of the farmers who sold their apples to a man in canton nave come up minus tneir pay. G. P. Coe was married at his residence Thursday. Nov. 29th. There is lots of sickness among children uiib winter in me norm pan oi itanaoipn. CHARLESTOWN. Will Copeland has sold his interest in the hay bailer to'Cnrt Porter, and now Loomis and Por ter will be ready to bail hay or straw for all who desire. Two days last week Taylor Mowen threshed corn stalks for A. H Austin, and yet has sixty shocks to thresh that are nnhnsked. Several interested persons went to see how it worked, and found it cut and shredded so fine that cattle eat it all, so there is no waste. Last week the wind carried off the wheel to Mr. Strausser's wind-mill. Mr. J agger, of Windham, has a singing class here, that will commence work next week on Wednesday evening. Many of our old singers have joined, and the outlook for a good sing is encouraging. Mr. and Mrs. Greeiileaf, of Norwalk, dined with Mr. and Mrs. Worden last Tuesday. Laura Mowen has malarial fever. Thanksgiving was a beautiful day, and many family gatherings were enjoyed by our people. The exercises at the church in the evening were well attended, and Rev. Blanchard's address is highly spoken of. Mr. and Mrs. Will. Baldwin entertained their friends, Mr. ank Mrs. Warren Coe, with an oys ter supper, Thanksgiving evening. Mrs. Ella Zinkhan, of Baltimore, is still here witn Her mother, Mrs. Bishop, who is very ilL F. C. Hatfield had a box of sweet potatoes sent from Alabama, by his daughters. We were the recipients of a &le,and found them very fine. Wm. Baldwin has put up quite a sizeable hog pen, izxzu leet. H. M. Wilson is building a fine chicken house, D. C. Collins has been very sick, and for the first time in his 60 years was under the doctor's care. He is recovering slowly. Mrs. A. P. Curtiss and some others receiyed through the mail a palmetto leaf and specimen or fern, from Mrs. Donaldson, of Florida. Mrs. Bostwick went to her home at Oberlin, last week. Miss Rose Morris and Miss Ida Freleigh will give an entertainment at the Town Hall next Friday evening. Miss Morris has been attending the Oratory College at Evanston, 111., and is at nome until trie first of January. Her part in the entertainment will be something new. ine Buckeye Hunters have returned from Michigan. As yet we have not learned how much game they brought home. ROOTSTOWN. Dec. 4. Another Thanksgiving has come and gone, and the people have expressed their grat itude in various ways, as is usual on such occa sions. All such as were religiously inclined gathered at the M. E. Church and listened to a sermon by Rev. Jesse Hill. Then in several of the homes those who would express their grati tude for temporal gifts, gathered to see how much of such good things they could keep from any one else, by converting them to their own use. At Mr. Cephas Deming's the whole family of children and grand-children were all gathered at the old home for the first time since grand children were theirs. At W. J. Dickinson's, too, the Seymour's saw a huge let of good things, and devoured to their satisfaction : Mr. Walter Seymour and wife, of Saybrook, being among the number, and staying among their friends over Sunday, appear to enjoy life right well Rev. J. H. Hull and wife, of Clevelond, enjoyed the hospitality of Mrs. Hull's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Demmg. Mr. B. B. Sanford and Miss Perlea France meant, to be in season, and so were married Wednesday evening, and went to Tallmadge for a few days vacation. Mr. Chapman and Miss Mary Ausfahl waited till Thursday evening, when they were married, and the next day took possession of the old Horace Reed mansion, where they hope to live for a time, and we shall all be glad to have the venerable homestead oc cupied, even if it is by strangers, for it was really lonesome to see the old house that so long was occupied by such a busy, bustling man, shut up. . The good people of New Milford much enjoyed an oyster supper at the U.B. Church, Wednesday evening, and patronized it to such an extent that it was a financial success, And now they are all talking about what we will do for Christmas and the Holidays, and the world moves on just about as it did when the McKinley tariff law was in force, and wool wa net oa the free lilt. Rev. W. O. Schoppe and wife have taken up their residence among us, and the regu lar pastoral work of the former commenced last Sunday morning, although he was here the preceding Friday to officiate at the f u- neral of the late Mrs. Noble, one of his prospective parishioners. The Pkess joins with the people of Ra venna in extending to them both a hearty welcome, and in felicitating the church to whose pulpit he has been called, and the community whose privilege it will be to listen to him, on the good fortune that real izes to them the services of 60 able a pulpit thinker and spiritual expounder. A comfortably filled auditorium greeted him Sunday morning. Preparatory to his installation the Society made some very ap preciable interior sanctuary improvements, thus enabling the work of the year to be in augurated under conditions peculiarly ac ceptable to Pastor and people. His theme for the morning discourse was 'Immortality and Nature," and the text, " If a man die, shall he live again?" Pre facing the sermon proper, he said that this was the first in a series of four discourses on the general subject of immortality of the human soul. We regret our inability to present the mas terly production in its entirety, for it is im possible to do it justice in any synopsis. But some idea can, we trust, be conveyed in this manner. He stated, first, that " God reveals himself to man ; the revelation that is true is written on the desire of the heart, wrought into the mental structure, engraved on the nalm of the hands. That which touches deepest human need is in origin, divine Pascal said he believed the Bible was God's Book because it was man's book. There is in man the suspicion that, in the transient course of things there is yet an intimation of that which is not transient, Nature is prospective : its final aim is proportioned to its preparation. In the face of nature's tendency, why do men doubt, while they believe, the soul's immortal life? What evidence is there that man will survive? Men have said, matter is not destroyed. Why, tnen, shall life only pass away? The soul of man is a unit, and indestructible. The reply was made that if life continues as well as matter, animal life must be included. We must relinquish our claim for man, or affirm that death, in spite of similar aspect, is not one and the same to all ; but under an apparent identity conceals a difference truly infinite. Man, final aim of Nature's cease less struggle,the best science declares.throws off the laws that govern other life. Admit that extreme form of evolution that matter has a potent force that has produced all life; if it can attain to mind, that longs for im mortality, may not that same potential force achieve it? If it develops the conception, why not the fact? If it can work itself into such forms as a Shakespeare and Newton, why not reach corresponding achievements in regard to time? A living thing develops power of self perpetuation ; why may it not be so with that life that culmi nates in man ? He is the flower of life, and in his soul is the seed of immortality. How can man leap the chasm, death? Na ture knows no such thing as disembodied life ; all life is a body builder. Therefore with what body will he come? There is a theory which makes reply. The res urrection is an operation from without, not a development from within ; a vivid display, not an orderly process of law ; a stupendous miracle, not an evolution. No al lowance is made for Oriental Symbolism. Another form of thought asks, " May not the resurrection be considered a consistent part of the orderly system of God's work? Science tells of another, too ethereal for mortal vision, two subtle for cnemical anal ysis, floating in the revolving worlds. It's only evidence is that the nature of light demands it. No less does the soul of man demand a proper sphere, as wings need air ; as fins need water; otherwise, Creation is without order. The assumption of this in visible ether is a hint to something finer still as a basis of the mind's activity when the material body has passed away. Science demands a subtle, non-atomic substance to float the worlds. Revelation asserts " there is a spiritual body." The spirit that passes the gate of death as a living thing, and, for aught we know, begins to build the spiritual body here, behind the screen of flesh and blood. Jesus said, " He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood hath eternal life, and I will raise him np at the last day." The figure is intense. Christ's spirit of love, and truth, and right eousness mingles with the current of spirit ual life, conveying the power of His Divine life into affection, thought and purpose ; producing that complete, embodied heaven ly state the object of life's struggle. It is the entrance into that perfected state of em bodied being which is the spiritual result of an earnest Christian life in this present world. The question, with what will they come, includes another what kind of a spir it builds? Perfection of body depends on the vital forces within ; as the present life is permanently conditioned by transient caus es, the persuasion seems to follow that laws of spiritual growth, now operating in life, will develop enduring conditions that we now have power to determine. Therefore, so live as to establish the vital conditions for complete embodied life, in that land of bliss. - A vast distinction there is between the world nf nature and thft human mind. A tree has no hidden capacities ; its princi ple of life can do no more ; its design is ful filled. The capacity of mind is not exhaust ed. Its present knowlege is a frag ment only; its thirst for wisdom never quenched. The growth of the soul reveals no prison walls ; its progress shows its boundless might. Man with a capacity for never-ending pro gress, must live when nature's products have passed away. Thirst for continued being in proportion to progress and obedience to God, is proof irre sistible of destined immortality. If there is nothing behind the veil, life is a disappointment ; the higher faculties are incomplete ; desired perfection a mockery ; the moral nature overfreighted; society a hopeless injustice. An intense perception of earth would be of much more value than dreams of what we cannot be. The logic of love declares "there is no death. Human or Divine, it's only symbol is for ever. To doubt immortality is to reverse instinct, reiect reason's loftiest verdict. To crowd man back into animal nature, makes him a thing to eat, drink and perish, and cuts every tie that binds him to God. Man is here but a seed of possibility. The great law of development continues in the better land. Man is a power, emu lative through the rolling years. What he will be in the years to come, transcends the highest vision of this mortal life. Through all human history there are voic es that never cease, like the echo of tides in the caverns of the sea ; they speak of Divin ity, duty and destiny. God will keep His promise ; it is safe to follow instinct. Immortal truth is not forspeculation.,' Holiday Excursions Via Erie Lines. Dec. 21th, 25th, 31st, and January 1st, The Erie Lines will sell Excursion Tickets to all stations, Salamanca and Buffalo to Chicago and Cincin nati, at One and One-Third Fare for Round Trip. Good for return until January 2nd. COAX,! We have eight grades of Soft Coal. We sell as cheap as any one. See us. Telephone 38. A. H. Hike & Co. To the South at Liow Rates via Penn sylvania Limes. The last of the series of the Cheap Excur sions over the Pennsylvania Lines to enable land seekers and others to visit Alabama, Florida. Georgia. Kentucky. Louisiana. M is- sissippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and TunnaDBOd ll -1 -Tn Kuan .i - . . . J J,. . . . . I . . Nov. 6. and Dec. 4; also, to Doints in the above States, except Kentucky, Nov. 9th. Tickets will be sold to all applicants at principal ticket offices of the Peunsylvania . jiues, anu wui ua gooa returning twenty J day treat data f sale. A Cut that Competition. We Always Do It ! We Can't Help It ! We are BARGAIN SEEKERS and BARGAIN MAILERS 1 lnat's what you save -so cutting. Not an old Tramp Take the Best Come one and all, Both large and tall; All over the house youll see The marks that tell the tale Of many a sale. And happy make you and me, The Were bought direct from lliif Horse He save you at least part of the Middleman's profit. Storm Morse Covers Made of Sail Duck, are a splendid thing for wet weather. Very strong. Will foot crack from cold, and will not sweat the horse. Price $2.00 AT G. VU. GOCEEL'S, On Main Street, RAVENNA, O. Urayon Portrait Hree!. By arrangement with one of the largest Portrait Houses in the country, we are enabled to obtain Crayon Portraits of the highest class. In order to stim ulate trade, we propose to give to every one of our customers A 16x20 CRAYON PORTRAIT of themselves, or any one of their friends, when their cash purchases amount to $10.00 The only additional requirement being the purchase of a suitable . Frame at cost. GET YOUR CARD NOW. Our Entire Line of Holiday Goods is Now Ready. The county commissioners commenced their regular quarterly session Monday. Or. Applegate filed his bond and quali fied as coroner. Be assumes the duties of that office In January. J. S. Tilden qualified as one of the com missioners of Hiram state road free turnpike. J. B. Barnard is the other member of the commission and their au nual report shows receipts, $720.20; dis bursements, 8240; liabilities. $30. F. M. Carlton and S. E. Young, of the Hiram free turnpike commission, reported receipts, $1414.03; expenditures, $1346 53, leaving a balance of $67.50. Turnpike bonds 1 and 2 of $500 each have been paid and were items of the expenditures. According to a statute passed last win ter, the terms of commissioner and re corder do not begin until the first Monday in September. The terms of the present incumbents end in January, hence a vacancy. Wesley Hubbard was appointed as commissioner to fill tbis vacancy and S. J. Post as recorder. Yesterday the mayor's and justice's costs bills were passed upon, the regular quarterly visit made to tbe jail and the same was found in good condition. Ed ward Pontious, of Suffield, committed from Suffield, was discharged. Today sheep claims will receive at tention and tomorrow the street railroads. Pennsylvania Lines. Home Seekers' Excursions West and Southwest, via Pennsylvania Lines. On December 4th and 18th these Lines will sell Excursion Tickets at low rates to the West and Southwest. Good returning 21 days from date of sale. Why BUY READY-MADE, When YOU CAN GET FIRST-CLASS, -TAILOR-MADE SEITS FOB 5S- $15 AND $3.50 PANTS 3Z3 FOR OF MONSEY AND THE MERCHANT TAILORS. CHALFANT All Suits made by us will be kept in Repaii for one year. County Teachers' EiamnatMS. 1894-95. List of Examinations : First Saturday in September, at Ravenna First Saturday in October - Kavenna Third Saturday in October - Kent First Saturday in November - Ravenna Third Saturday in November - Garrettsville First Saturday in December - Ravenna First Saturday in January - Ravenna Third Saturday in January - (iarrettsville First Saturday in February - - Ravenna First Saturday in March - - Ravenna Third Saturday in March - Garrettsville First Saturday in April - - Ravenna Third Saturday in April - Kent First Saturday in May - - Ravenna First Saturday in June - - Ravenna On Saturday at the close of the Summer Institute, - - Ravenna Boxwell examinations for rmpils will be held on the first Saturday in April and first Saturday ii Alay, at Kavenna. Kills do we. Midwinter Price- in the lot. Overcoat, $15.00 Suit, 15.00 Hat, Shirt, Gloves, .Underwear, Shoes, Overalls. Caps, Socks, 2.00 1.00 1.00 1 00 1.77 65 1.25 25 EATTYS is ill Riles the Mills, and we can Collars and Cdffs that are water proof. Never wilt and not effected by moisture. Clean, neat and durable. When soiled simply wipe off with a wet cloth. The genuine are made by covering a linen collar or cuff on both sides with "celluloid" and as they are the only waterproof goods made with such an interlining, it follows that they are the only collars and cuffs that will stand the wear and give satisfac tion. Every piece is stamped as follows: TRADC EllulqI! mark If anything else is offered you it is an imitation. Refuse any but the genu ine, and if your dealer does not have what you want send direct to us, en closing amount and stating size and whether a stand-up or turned-down collar is wanted. Collars 25c. each. Cuffs 50c. pair. The Celluloid Company, 427-429 Broadway, New fork. TIME TABLE Adopted Nov. 25. 1894- (gtCentral time, 88 minutes slewer tbar Columbus time. t rains deuart from Ravenna as follows : K AST WARD. Depart. No 8 New York and Bolton 2:35 a. m No. 38 Looal Freight 7:15 a. m No. 12 New York and Boston 8:59 a. m No. 16 YouDgatown and Pittsburg 5:15 p. m WESTWARD, Depart. No. 5 Chicago Cin cinnati Vestibule, 7:57 a.m No. 11 Ualliou fa-'senger 3:22 p.m No. 3 Chicago and Cincinnati 5:15 p.m. Nos. 8. 12. 16. 5. 11 and 3 ran daily. No. 11 makes all stops, Salamanca to Ga'lion. No. 16 makes ail slops, Cincinnati to YoaDga town. No. 12. Flag Stop at Freedom, AYindham, and Bra'oeville. A. M.Tucksr .Oen'l Manager. Cleveland. D. I. Roberts, Gon'l Pass. Ag't, Kew York, fe . W. 14 US KIRK, A. U. 1-. A., Chicago. M. L. FtiUTs. Qen. Pass. Department. Cleveland. JM. K. bHAEl', Ag't. Ubvenna. B HOPE NOVELTY STORE, No. 3 FOE Regular 60c. Galvanized dkhi oiaw cutters made, iyc. eacn. Large Size Chopping or Butter Bowls, 25c. each. Something new in Halter Chains, 25c. each. New Bushel Baskets 14c. each. Flower Pots in great variety. Decorated China Cups and Saucers 60c. a set ; worth $1.25. Four Sheets Best Sticky FJy Paper for 10c. Churns, Butter and Milk Crocks, Jugs, 4c. A new thing in Bread Knives at 19c. Big stock of Wooden Faucets. Best Dollar Shears only 49c. each fully warranted. Four Pairs of good Socks for 25c. worth double. You Should See Our 5c. and I 0c. Tables Pure Stick Candies only 10c. per lb. 5c. Lead Pencils only lc. each. SlateB, Tablets, Sponges, Inks, Erasers, 4c. Buggy Whips at Bargain Rates. Best 25c. Pocket Knife you ever saw. Large stock Purses and Wallets. We have some fine goods nnder this head. Eight Quart Agate Stew Kettles only 75c. each. Files, Hatchets and Hammers; Saws, Hinges, Paring Knives ; Toilet Soaps. Boys' Express Wagons. Thread 2c. a Spool, up. Hair Curlers, Harmonicas. Best Sewing Machine Oil 5c. Lnbricating Oils. Locks, Hinges, Hasps, Staples, Brackets, &c. Best Curry-Combs 10c. each. Combs, Brushes, 4c. The Improved Hope Fountain Pen $1.23 worth $2.50. Small Wheelbarrows, Sleds, Air Guns, 4c. Matches, Lamps and Lamp Fixtures; Toilet Soaps, Fine Colognes, Blank Books, Loose and Box Stationery, Stove Shovels, Coal Pails, Pokers, Tongs, 4c. Husking Pins, Axes, Handles, Hatchets, Hammers, 4c. Brooms of all kinds. Clothes Baskets, Wash Boards and Tubs ; Brushes of all kinds, Chopping Knives; Rat and Mouse Traps, Vases, Balls, Picture Books. 2500 Toothpicks for 5c. 50 best Clothes Pins for 5c. Oil Cans, Milk Cans, Strainers and Collanders, Chair Bottoms. Best 6 foot Step Ladder 75c. Chamber Pails, Wash Bowl and Pitcher, Wall Pockets. Knives and Forks 5c. each. Butcher Knives 10c and up. .-When in want of Tinware, Glassware or Crockery." "don't pass us by, as we can make it your interests Bto buy of us. Come in and be convinced this is sogs" We have the latest styles in Plain and Fancy Hair Pins the finest at 10c., and very pretty ones at lc. each. And when it comes to GOOD. RELIABLE REVOLVERS Why, we have the best stock made, and our prices are low, too. 8We have the Universal Fashion Co's Patterns Catalogues free. We contiue to keep a full line of CHOICB-:-GROCBRIBS o o And can use is HOPE NOVELTY STORE. TVo. 3 POE BLOCK. ' " Is the YOUR DRUGS. MEDICINES, FISE TOILET SOAPS, BRUSHES, COMBS. ETC. PANClf ARTICLES; PERFUMERY IN GREAT VARIETY OF ODORS; MIXED PAINTS AMD PAINTERS' BRUSHES. iaTB E1GG0R5ilI Physicians' Prescriptions Carefully Compounded. GROCERIES, PROVISIONS, Everything within bounds, and everything trim Clean Goods JVeatness. Promvtness. PrroES AT THE BOTTOM. OASF Will you kindly remember that we :iow all xuiDE or in lieaa it, again i xou see we are strictly in it on lowest prices Don't buy cheap, shoddy goods. They look well, but are dear at any price. Examine them critically, then come snd compare with ours. Also, " See Hiir Hew Fall linndsl And extremely lowlprices on them.? Never could you get so good value for so littletmoney. And remember, too, that oui goods are guaranteed as repre sented. m W. P. TOWNS. ILLINERY! Miss f.I. E. G&udard Is now prepared t( wait upon her friends with a full stock of the latest fashions in FaiUfiiWistsrMillkjf We shall take pleasure in waiting upon all, whether present or future patrons, and equal low prices and courtesy will prevail at ail times, which we trust will merit your attention, and entitle us to a share of your patronage. BREAD! 3 and 6 Cents "."m;" Same size Loaves that have been sold heretofore at 5 and 10 eta. at Brown's Bakery BLOCK. Iron Water Pails only 25c. ro CD GO CD CO your Produce. ft 72 hE LEading flrng SfnrE Opposite Court House Place to Buy CHEMICALS, Table Delicacies ON THE SIDE. FAMILY SUPPLIES Eavenna, O BUTEES are still cutting prices Comp Palmyra Lump Nut Massillon " YouDgstown Block, Hard Coal, At prices to fcuit the tirr.es, and the best Che?p Coal in the market. (PSpecial Rates on car lots Yard near Erie Depot. Leave orders' at RisdonjA Taylor's Grocery, at my office, or send postal. J. ANDRIE. WinterDairying 1 have for sale afewATcAntinnati. VAn j young Bulls, fit for service, out of cows with large milk and butter records. Catalogues by mail. . n t i t W- J- HAYES. o , Crystal Lake Farm, Ravenna, Ohio, KSMm Breeder of Holstein-Frieaa Cattla. HOUSE! Ravenna, .