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Ravenna, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 1H04. Count Ferdinand DeLesseps, the great French engineer and diplomat, died at Lachenal, France, last Friday, aged 89 years. He was born in Versailles, Nov. 19; 1805. The Suez Canal, the greatest monument to his genius and enterprise, was completed on August 15th, 1869. llis connection with the Panama canal scheme is well known to the world. WASHINGTON LETTER. I From Our Regular Correspondent. Washington. D. C, December 7, 1894. The democratic Senators have made ear nest efforts this week to agree upon a pro gram for the session. Two conferences have been held for the exchange of views, but the same old obstacle to harmony too many different views and too many would-be lead' ere still 6tands in the way. There is still hope, however, that some sort of an agree ment will be reached, but it is altogether too much like the hope indulged in by a very sick man that he will get well, to please those democrats who have no sympathy with the attitude assumed by certain Senators elected as democrats, at the last session, and which is still maintained bv them. They then adopted a rule or ruin policy and notwith standing the ruin which their rule has al ready accomplished they still stick to it. The democrats of the House have deferred holding their caucus until next week so as to give the Senators time in which to decide what is to be done, or attempted, at this session. That the democrats in Congress are doing some hard thinking on the financial plan proposed by Secretary Carlisle and endorsed by President Cleveland is snown oy weir re- luctance to commit themselves at wis ume i either for or aeainst the proposed plan. The short time at their disposal will, of course increase the chances against the adoption of such a comprehensive financial measure, al though there is a disposition on the part of Southern democrats to try to pass a bill em bodying that part of the plan that provides for the exemption of the surrency of such State banks as may adopt the regulations nrovided from Federal taxation. President Cleveland says he considers the plan pro posed by Secretary Carlisle as the most statesmanlike financial document ever sub mitted to Congress, and that he proposes to stand bv it to the end of his term. A sub-committee of the House committee on Banking and Currency was appointed at the last session to consider the numerous bills before that committee and to formulate it,M- from them or as an original measure. something to take the place of the national bankine law. Representative Cox, of Tenn- mk is chairman of this sub-commiitee, and the other democratic members are Cul- bertson, of Texas, and Cobb, of Missouri, the Kepublicans being Brosius, of Pennsyl vania, and Haugen of "Wisconsin. Mr. Cox says the sub-committee will hold daily meet- ines until it has agreed to some measure to I be reDorted to we mil commntee or demonstrated the impossibility of reaching such an agreement. In addition to the financial bills introduced at the last session the sub-committee will consider the plan f or increasing the currency of the National banks and for the exemption of the State bank currency from Federal taxation, under specified conditions, proposed by secretary Carlisle and endorsed by President Cleve-1 land. T'nleKB there is a very decided cnange 1 In the attitude of members of the committee there is very little probability of an agree ment being reached, more's the pity, for something ought to be done. Chairman Bland, of the House coinage ... 1 : 1 1 nAnnrtv tt CTCli tYlflt I committee, saya ihs - ,.;,, to reriort his free coinage Dill to I the House, and that if the committee does so the bill will certainly pass the House. While it is known that a majority of the coinage committee favor free coinage, there are sev eral of them who would not vote to report the bill to the House at the last session, be cause they knew it could not possibly become a law. Whether any of these gentlemen have chanced their minds remains to be seen. Notwithstanding the black eye given the Nicaragua canal bill by the f ailnre of Presi dent Cleveland to endorse it in his message, the friends of that measure are preparing to make a determined effort to push, it through theHouse. Its principal opponents are democrats who believe the measure to be unconstitutional, aud who say they will de feat it if possible. HIRAM. a-fHnme drunken barbarians visited our town last SnndM nicht. and exhibited tnemseives consid erably lower down in the scale of existence than hyenas. After breaking several panes of glass in the District School building they forced an entrance to the College building and destroyed several new music books, several valuable text bxks, destroyed chemicals in the laboratory , a large Bible was mutilated and saturated with whisky, bottles of ink smashed against the doors, and aValuable globe thrown out and de stroyed. Many of the books were scattered around in the campus and streets. Such van dalism ought to meet the severest penalty of the law. "The College Court" offers a reward of $100 for the detection of the miscreants. Russell H. Conwell delivered his justly popu lar lecture, "Acres of Diamonds," last Tuesday evening. This is declared by those present to be one of the very best lectures ever delivered here. The Sophomore class gave its entertainment in the Church last Friday evening. A well se lected program was faultlessly presented and the class received the merited approbation of the large and exacting audience. The Freshman class banqueted at the Miller House the same evening. A caterer from Cleve land furnishing an elaborate "menu." The ban quet was given by the gentlemen of the class as a compliment to the ladies of the class, for their aid and encouragement in the strife with the Sophomores for the possession of the College tower. A portable sawmill has been located on the farm of Harry Nichols, and will convert the forest into lumber, notwithstanding that lum ber is on the free list. Mr. Methlin, the accomplished artist, will go to his home in Chicago this week, taking several valuable pictures he has painted here during the season. His landscape pictures are all scenes from this place. He finds new subjects here every year, and is enthusiastic over our beauti ful scenery. In his collection are some beautiful nhrht scenes, taken in and around the campus, and one very large, and he thinks very valuable, is a Dortion of our village when the maples were donning their beautiful hues. Mrs. Longmore nd daughter Birdie were in Cleveland last week, consulting an oculist. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Ford are home from Chi cago for a few days. Andy Squire, of Cleveland, visited his parents Sunday. Sales. Clarinda Young to Watson Allyn, 30., m.ma in Phrwocket. consideration $600. James Young to Clarinda Young, the undivided one half of 6 acres in the Hamlet, consideration $600. H- CHARIiESTOWN. Dec. 10. Mrs. Percival, teacher of the Burg school, will give an entertainment at the Town Hall Dec. 21st. Admission 10c, These school entertainments are very pleasing to scholars and parents, and Mrs. Percival will spare no efforts tj make it a success. The drill will be one of the attractive features. The Farmers' Club met last Wednesday night nd oW.ted officers for the new year. Mr. Mor ris was re-elected President, A. J. Steadman for Literary dispenser. Heretofore it has been Quite successfully carried on, and the outlook is N promising for interesting meetings. Our hill was the scene of another runaway last week. Will Weir, of Edinburg, hitched his horses at F. C. Hatfield's, and had gone but a few rods before the colt became frightened. The team pushed the hitching post over and started at full speed across the Center to the south. They ran against a tree, which parted them, one becoming free and the other with the lines wound around the axletree, which drew its head back, went crashing into the porch of L J. Cat lin's and through a window, breaking the large pane of glass to atoms. The horse was badly cut about the head and legs. It backed off after the crash and was caught. The inmates of the house were badly frightened and blood and glass wr mattered all around the room. It was a young, valuable horse, and it is now blind in one eye, from a cut it received, and badly used up. H. H. Thompson has finished his work in Geauga Co., went to Cleveland Friday, and will commence work in Portage Co. this week. He is doing a good work for the Company and will continue in the employ of G. G. Norris, of Cleve land. He will commence work in Aurora town ship. flMr. and Mrs Clark, of Dakota, are visiting at J. C. Baldwin's, Mrs. Clark's sister. They expect to remain in the State some time, visiting old friends they have not seen in forty years. Miss Stella Bishop and Miss Mary Hatfield, are on the sick list. Owing to the rainy night Friday last, the Mor ris and Freleigh entertainment was not a suc cess, very few coming out to hear it.' They will repeat it, we are informed. Next Friday eveniug the M. E. Aid Society will hold an entertainment at the Town Hall, consisting of instrumental and vocal music, rec itations, picture gallery, museum, sale table, fruit counter, &c. Admission 10 cents. Mrs. Phile and sen Floyd went to Streetsboro Saturday, to visit her parents, returning Sunday Mrs. Wolcutt (nee Eosa James) had a birthday party at the home of Mrs. Hattie Frank, in 'Jim Town," on Saturday last. There were 45 guests. Mr. Wolcutt furnished the oysters, and the occasion proved a pleasant one, owing to the kindness of neighbors and friends MANTUA STATION. Dec. 10. The second number of the Lecture Course was given at the M. E. Church last Fri day night, by J. B. Watson, his subject being. Mind Your Own Business," or " The Eleventh Commandment." He handled the subject well and held the close attention of the large audi ence for two hours. DDr. F. O. Eggleston gave two free lectures at King's Opera House last week. Memorial services in commemoration of Gen. Wm. Gibson were held at the M. E. Church on Sunday evening, the pastor, Eev. Culp, preached a biographical sermon. Tuesday evening, Dec. 11th, the Senior Class of the Hign School, under the direction of Miss Vivian Wolcott, assisted by the Garrettsvill e male.quartette, give an elocutionary and musical entertainment at King's Opera House. This promises to be one of the finest entertainments of and we hope it may liberally patronized. Mrs. Jack English is visiting a sister in Cin cinnati. The M. E. Sunday School is to have a Christ mas Tree on Christmas Eve, at which time "The Promised Redeemer," a Christian service will be presented. The students of the Parkman High School will Dresent the play. "Beyond Pardon," at the Opera House, Thursday evening. Rev. Culp is holding revival meetings in Sha lersville this week. F. SHALERSVI1X.E. Do not forget that the first lecture of the Sha' lersville Lecture Course will be delivered this week Friday evening, by Rev. W. H,. Ryder, of Akron. Subject : "From Joppa to Jerusalem, Season tickets for the course, of five lectures, cost but fifty cents each ; scholar's tickets for the whole course but 25 cents each. Single ad mission 20 cents Rev. W. T. S. Culp began a series of Revival meetings at the Methodist Church Monday eve ning. We hope they may be well attended and that the church society may receive many ac cessions to membership. Two young misses undertook to show off their superior horsemanship, on Saturday last, in school district No. 6. Result: a chance to wade in the ankle-deep mud and finish harnessing their horse. They are now in search of a coach- The pupils in sub-district No. 9, assisted by their teacher, Miss Mary Roberts, have organ ized a Reading circle of about 15 members. Their reading will include literature, history and civil government. ' Our Center teacher, P. B" Tomson, has been reading " Tanpile Jim," to his pupils as a part of the morning opening exercises of his school. It is a satisfaction to say that they were very much interested by the same, and that many I " ,. 1 Prof. Kelly gave a lecture before a small audi ence at tne Town nail, on inursaay evening last. The learned gentleman found fault with every method of teaching but his own, pro nounced all text books as inefficient, said that committing to memory was entirely unnecessary an3 nuinv nflia. fllinffO T 111 I IT-IAir 1 1 -1 , 1 oil Vl tl ........ would ennst unaer ms Danner a gooa general that his new method of cancellation was as clear as mud, and that the audience felt as if they had been well " occupied" during the evening. He opened a school in the Hall Monday. The many friends A Miss- Nellie Crane gath ered at her hospitable home a few evenings since to wish her many happy returns of her sixteenth birthday. There were about forty in attendance and a very pleasant evening was enjoyed by all, with music and social games. Miss Nellie was the recipient of two beautiful gold rings, one from her mother and the other from her young friends. Harvey House presented them in a pleasing and appropriate speech, to which Miss Nellie responded with heartfelt emotion. Our sick people are all improving. Miss Pearl Porter, though quite unwell, and still in the doctor's care, we are pleased to state is not so sick as has been reported by some. Fred Wilbur had the misfortune to sprain his ankle a few days since when jumping from the caboose of a freight train on which he was brake- in?, and he is at hnma nursing it. I witherell desires ns to sav that the scare which she received last week was the result of a practical joke perpetrated by some young men who had been spending the evening near by and who were urged on by older heads. We think perhaps the whole affair was but a Yankee joke at most. Phtebe. - Jurors l'or January Term, The J anuary term of Portage County Common Pleas will convene January 7th, 1895, when the following will respond as Geand Jukoes, J. M. Hiddleson, Randolph ; D. C. Davis, Man tua ; W. B. McConnell, Garrettsville ; Allen A, Armstrong, Geo. W. Hulett. T. C. Stewart, O. S. Nichols, Franklin ; John Rothermal, Randolph; Cornelius Baldwin, Milton Cole, L. C. Lewis, Nelson; I. J. Vance, Charles E. King, Ravenna ; I tt -m ir,tQ R'Hnv,r E. N. Foster, Edinburg. Petit Juboss, E. Hull, A. D. Bartholomew, J. W. Nash, Gar rettsville ; Julian Gilbert, Hiram Bacon, Palmy ra ; Caleb Eittering, Daniel Washburn, Mantua ; J, B. Williams, J. T. Griffiths, Paris ; Jabez Gil bert, M. B. Regal, Deerfield ; Daniel Bogue, Al bert Bahcock, Boots town ; Walter Davis, Hiram ; B. W. Boosinger, Brimfield; Martin Goodell, Shalersville ; C. C. Canfield, C. R. Batterson, Ra venna. Anti-Saloon Meeting. The Disciple Church was full to the gallery last Sunday evening, the occasion being the monthly Union Temperance meeting. Judge C. E. Grant, of Akron, spoke for an hour and gave an exposition of the principles un derlying the Anti-Saloon movement that for clearness of statement and soundness of rea soning has not been excelled by any of his predecessors. In his introduction he showed the fundemental rights guaranteed to the people by the constitution, and the history of the saloon proved it to be subversive of all of these. He expressed his surprise at the patience of the American people in sub mitting to its dictation. He gave several reasons to account for the acquiescence of the people in the state of things prevailing in our towns and cities, the principal one being the fact that no distinctly moral ques tion had been before the public for years to quicken the public conscience and rouse the better class of citizens to active participation in politics. Another reason very strongly put was the inconsistency exhibited in claiming that the saloon has no legal standing while at the same time the Slate recognizes the right of the saloon keeper to do business by taking a share of the profits of the business. He was decided in his opinion that the Dow law is nothing more nor less in eifect than a license law, and that if the question of its constitu tionality shall ever come before the Supreme Court at a time when political interests are not f eltto be imperative it will be so declared. As matters now stand those engaged in the saloon business claim the protection of the State and to a certain decree immunitv from Iprosecution on the ground of their payment oi an extra lax ; auu consciously or uncon sciously the great mass of the people sym pathise with them in this claim. He objected to local option on the ground that " in the places where it is needed most you can't get it; and in the places where you can get it you don't need it." He made an earnest plea in behalf of the Anti-Saloon movement, and very felicitously closed by saying that he would give his text at the close of his address rather than at the beginning, the text being : " For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself." Holiday-Excursion Rates On December 2-1, 25 and 31st, and January 1st, Agents of the P. & W. Ry. will sell Round Trip Tickets at Excursion Rates; good going on date of sale, and valid for return passage until Janu ary 2nd, 1895, inclusive. Tho Electric Railroads. Hon. S. P. Wolcott, of Kent, and Attorney Howland, of Cuyahoga Fall, counsel for the Seiberling Street Railroad Co., and Thomas Walsh Esq., of Cuyahoga Falls, and Hon. C. B. Newton, of Kent, representing the Walsh- Babcock people, were before the County Commissioners last Thursday, in behalf of their . respective corporations, arguing for the right of way over which to construct a line of road in Portage county. The Seiberling attorneys were first to pre sent their statements, by which it appears mitt company owns ana operates ineenure street railway system of Akron, and has a "".r lf ,1 xauuwu. have the right of way to Silver Lake, and say they will comnience to lay track over it as soon as they can secure the franchise for Portage County. They ask that the Com missioners grant them from April 1st, 1895 to April 1st, 1896, in which to construct and have their line in operation to Kavenna, Their proposed route will take them from Cuyahoga Falls to Silver Lake, Kent, Brady Lake and Ravenna. At Kent they ask per mission to cross the bridge over the Cuyaho ga river, on Main street, purposing to build a direct line along that thoroughfare to Main street, Ravenna. They would start from the C. C. & S. depot in Kent. At a point near the Breakneck crossing between that place and this, they have planned for a spur to Brady Lake, continuing the auxiliary line from that point along the highway to Black Horse corners, where intersection would be made with the main line. They also con template a line from near Stow Corners Northfield, to Bedford and Cleveland, at which latter place they have traffic arrange ments with the Cleveland consolidated lines Thev already have a franchise from the Commissioners of Cuyahoga County, The Commissioners do not seem exactly inclined to allow the bridge at Kent to be used for the purpose requested ; but the Sei berling people said they hoped that would not interfere with their granting them the right of way in the County, as they would, if necessary, construct a steel bridge of their own, having already obtained permission from Hon. M. Kent, who owns the land on either side of the river at this point of cross ing, to do so. Should the Seiberling Co. carry out its stated plans, it would give Ravenna direct connection with Akron and Cleveland and intermediate points. In the afternoon, the Attorneys for the Walsh-Babcock Co. presented their plans, They represent that about two years ago they formulated a plan for a system of street rail road between Barberton and Bavenna via Akron, Cuyahoga Falls, Silver Lake, Kent and Brady Lake. In pursuance of that plan they already have the line in active opera tion between Silver Lake and Barberton, there being only a small ' missing link" in Akron. They now wish to complete the line in accordance with the original plans, and say they will commence the work of construc tion immediately on receiving the franchise and have their cars running to Ravenna not later than the first of next July. Their propos2d line takes them into Kent and along the west side of the river to the upper bridge, where the crossing' would be made and the line extended along Brady street to Brady Lake, thence to Black Horse corners and Ravenna. They suggested that in case a franchise be granted to both com panies, that one track be constructed from Black Horse corners to Ravenna, for the joint use of the two corporations. They sought to impress the Commissioners with their view of the real intention or motive of the, Seiberling people, which they assured me oumy r ainers, was not so mucn to actually build their line as it was to throw obstructions in the way of the Walsh people and to hinder them in every way possible, This, of course, is earnestly denied by the lormer company. Both companies are supposed to be backed by ample capital and both seem to be in ear nest. They both expect and desire that the Commissioners shall have full control over every detail of the right of way, as to what part of the highway the rails shall be laid, what grades are to be made, what bridges constructed, private and public crossings maintained, ore, dec. tfotn say it is their in tention to commence in the Spring in case of receiving the right of way, and prosecute to early completion, although the Seiberling company aaK ior one year irom April 1st. TBe roads and equipment will be of the best and most modern material. The cars are to be vestibnled, lighted with electricity and comfortably warmed. The proposed schedule provides for running cars every half -hour between 5:30 a. m. and 9:30 r. m. In this connection it may be stated that the total cost per mile of the roads, wires and poies.in snort everything, is $lu,ooo- Dr. A. M. Sherman, of Kent, was present ana mterposea nis " earnest lormal protest " against the Commissioners granting any franchise whatsoever to any private corpo ration tne rigni to construct a railway over the public highway." He urged the " ex elusive rights of ancient origin" of the pub lic in the highways and was certain that the new contrivances would frighten horses and be the cause of various other hindrances and annoyances two numerous to mention in one writing. The proceedings were conducted with the utmost decorum between the rival represent atives, aitnougn a more vigorous exchange or woras would evidently not been a very difficult thing to precipitate. The Commissioners took the matter under a dvisement and on the following day went o ver to l rum Dull uo. to witness the opera tion of the line between Warren and Niles- The County Commissioners, Prosecuting Attorney, and three of the Councilmen of Kent Dr. W. 1. Cans, T. G. Parsons, and xneoaore uampDeii neia a joint, unomcia conference in the rooms of the former in the Court House, yesterday forenoon, to talk over the various phases and relations to the publijrof the three street railways that are knockme for admission at the Portage are knocking for admission at the Portage portals. Tne law seems to require that be fore any such Company shall have the right to construct its lines tnrougn a municipality it must first obtain consent of the Council. which in turn must have previously adver- tisea tor Dias tor tne rignt ot way. Of course the consent of the owners of the majority of the foot frontage must also be obtained. It seems to be plain that the municipal author ities have exclusive control of such matters within their respective corporate limits, and the Commissioners have exclusive jurisdic tion over we Dalance ot we County domain. It follows that a town franchise would be worthless for the purposes of the several Companies, without one from the County officials at the same time, and vice versa. Thus far only one Company, the A. B. C. Road, or Sieberling people, have asked the Council of Kent for a franchise, and that body does not propose to toke action in the matter until all three Companies the Sie berling, Babcock-Walsh, and Kavenna Street Railroad and Power Company have filed their applications and had a hearing. The Ravenna Company has received its charter, and is at present negotiating with property owners for the rignt of way, and when the proper time comes, will make ap plication to the County Commissioners and to the Village Councils of Kent and Raven na for a franchise. The Prosecutor thought a good way was for the Village Councils to advertise for bids, making all their specifications, and then de cide what Company they will grant the fran chise to. This met the views of Commission er Hubbard and his colleagues, who thought it would enable them to act harmoniously with the village, and avoid posiible compli cations that might otherwise arise by separ ate action without reference one to the other. And right here it may be stated that the Commissioners are favorable to the project of street cars for Portage County, but will of course be guided in their future action rela tive to so important a franchise, by what seems them to them to be for the public good. As we understand it, there can be no appeal from their decision by any Company refused a franchise. Dr. Caris said, among other things, that the Council of Kent will require a good financial standing and ability on the part of any Company before franchise will be grant ed it. He said furthermore, that Kent had no room for two lines of track on her streets. It is not at all likely, either, that either the Council of Ravenna or the Commissioners will grant franchises to more than one Com pany. The Prosecutor called attention to the ap plication of tlie Sieberling Company to the Kent Council, iu which it was recited that the Corporation already had the right of way through the town, exclusive of municipal highways, and asked for the privilege of ex tending its line from the west to the eas corporate limits of the town,aloug and across such highways. The Company, it seems, had obtained a private right of way, but the Prosecutor is of opinion that even then, no actual right of way through any portion of the town, public or private, exists without the previous consent of Council, and further more, that the road must actually be con structed to the corporation line before Coun cil can grant any " extension " franchise. It seems very probable that the meeting will result at least in the Commissioners ana Councils acting together in the matter, thus expediting affairs and avoiding possible complications between them. THE BEATTYS, RAVENNA, To Close Buyers : All indications prosperity in this country. Shortened production, continued con. sumption and careful management in possession of the least stock possible, an object aimed at towards enabling: us with the returning """"& you the newest fabrics, imported weaves, perfect garments, with the "TARIFF OFF" for the next year. goods for they won't be in it. So, cut here and there and everywhere. A PERFECT REVELATION TO YOU COME AND SEE did ror ever will Children's Suits, $5 ones, 2.50 " 8 4t 4.00 Boys' Suits 10 " 5.00 Boys' Coat & Vest 6 3 00 Boys' Coat 3 " 1.50 Men's Overcoats 15 " 8.00 10 " 5.75 Boys' Overcoats 8 5.00 " Men's Coats 5 " 2.50 Men's Pants 5 " 3.00 3 2.00 Men's Plush Silk Caps Cut Silk Suspenders from '1.00 to 50 cents. Silk Handkerchiefs from 50c to 25 cents. Linen Handkerchiefs from 25c to 12 cents. Neckties 25 cents. New Shirt, "laundried" 50 cents. Underwear from 75c to 35 cents. Underwear from 1.25 to 75 cents. CUT CUT CUT LOOK IN OUR STORE CUT SLASH SLASH SLASH SLASH Prices Everywhere The Competition knocked Prices No Object! Come where You can Buy Anything in Our Store at Prices Pay for them. Come and See for Yourselves. Largest and Best Stock of Jewelry Ever Exhibited in Ravenna. Our Goods and Prices will help you to Enjoy a " Merry Christmas..' GROCERIES, PROVISIONS, I Kj)pJnjthin witlVlYl OCUThCbS , (111(1 eVerytfllllg ITITTI I u w 7 u Clean Goods- Neatness. Promvtness. PriCKS AT THE BOTTOM. Pj-thianism in Bavenna und Portage County. The Order of the Knights of Pythias has become one of the strong and popular fra ternal organizations in the country, and in view of its reputation and standing amid the numerous kindred societies of the land, it is quite evident that its good name is due to genuine merit, and that it is worthy of the prevailing estimate. In no section of the State is there a more earnest and widely diffused Pythian senti ment than right here in Ravenna and Por tage County. Cresset Lodge, of this city, organized Aug. 24th, 1886, with a charter membership of 32, now has an active mem bership of about 100, and in the list of of ficers elected last week for the coming year, we noted the names of some of the old time organizers and leading workers, among them being that of A. E. Seatou, the first Chan, cellor Commander, who has again been placed at the helm of the local Order. The balance of the staff were, we believe, also taken mainly from the pioneer members of the Lodge. Under the able efforts of Special Deputy II. L. Smith, numerous new Lodges have been instituted throughout the County, all of which are prosperous and energetic. In addition to Cresset Lodge, No. 225, of Ra venna, there are in the county five Other Lodges, as follows: Diamond Lodge, No. 136, of Palmyra, being the oldest ; Achilles Lodge, No. 378, of Kent ; Suffield Lodge, No. 538, of Suffield ; ilantua Iiodge, No. 617, of Mautua Station ; and Atwater Lodge, No. 649, Atwater Station. The tota 1 membership in the County is about 500. Pythiauism is evidently on the geometrical progression in Portage County. It is cer tainly a great moral factor in assisting its members to live up to their opportunities and responsibilities; and we are pleased to note its increase. Horticultural Society. The December meeting of this Society will be held on Wednesday, the 19th inst., at the residence of E. L. Harper, about two miles eas of Ravenna- Essay by O. F. Haymaker. All are cordially invited. .Andrew Willson, Sec'y. Hine & Co. have just received fresh car Lime. Akron Cement, Portland Cement, Adamant in stock for repairing walls and j ceilings. A. II. Hine & Co., Phone 33. O. point to renewed activity and find us at the close of this year signs of good times to give to We can't do it with last year's tO close every garment OUt, we NO ONE EVER sell youso cheaply From 2.00 to 1.00. EATTYS off its Feet! that other Dealers i Table Delicacies ON THE SIDE. B FAMILY SUPPLIES Kavenna, O REPORT Of Shalersville Public Schools for the Fall Term ending October 27, 1894, Whole number enrolled, - - - - 113 Number who passed examination, - 94 Average daily attendance, - - - - 3 X' nf tardiness. ------ 65 Those neither absent nor tardy during the term, were: Spray Hine, Jay Haight, Dora Springer, Ray fierce, Koy trierce, reari rariter, uoiuie ranter . . 11 - 1 . H II I A ... 1. ..1 U 1 TJ IViary XTieutJ, may uawujt naautii uawia, .tun Cook, Bessie Corbett, George Gallagher, John Goodell, Mary Hoskin, Howard Severance, Ar thur Severance, Iva Derr, Bertha Derr, May Pero. Following are the general averages of the sev eral pupils for the term on a scale of 1C0 perfect : Grammar. Lottie Eldridge,88; Henry Blair, 89; Harry Monroe, SO; Mary Hoskin, Si; Anna Garlow,93; John Goodell, 90 ; George Poff , 87 ; George lean ing, 88; Bessie Laning, 74; Elsie Pierce, 95 ; Ray Pierce, 88; Emma Teller, 83 ; Lizzie Teller, 82; Fred Price, 93 ; Jennie Roosa, 91 ; Erma Reed, 86; Lula Coats, 90: Gertie Jones, 90; Mercie Severance, 88 ; Pearl Porter, 92 ;May Pero, 90 ; Iva Derr,85 ; May Hawley, 84; Alga Howe 91 : Maude Miller, 79 ; Leoni Collins, 92 ; Annie Collins, 87 ; Clifford Reed, 83; Ethel Bosworth, 90; Bessie Corbett, 85 ; Ida Cook, 97. Elementary Grade. Stella Lord, 93; Gertie Amick, 92; Robbie Hoskin, 90; Robbie Reynolds, 94; John Stirling, 90; Henry Hinman, 92; Goldie Stirling, 89: Frank Monroe,U ; Roy Crane,88 ; Rollie Rhodes, 75 ; George Heritage, 71 ; Allie Garlow, 88 ; Geo. Gallagher, 83; Pearl Springer, 91 ; May Goodell. 94; Roy Pierce, 93; Dora Springer, 86; Ethel Mahan, 97 ; Martha Burke, 81 : Lena Trueb, 89 : James Miller, 89; Rollin Kimes, 83; Clifford Wright. 83; Herbert Roosa, 88; John Kimes, 89; Asahel Hawley, 81 ; Hallie Howe, 86 ; Harry Ha ven, 87 ; Edna Bosworth, 82 ; Clyde Corbett, 95 : Iva Roosa, 86. Primary Grade. Pearl Haight, 96 ; Lila Flickinger, 91 ; Daisy Flickinger, SO ; Spray Hine, 92 ; Austin Crane, 92 ; Charlie Heritage, 81 ; Earl Donelly, 59 ; Jay Haight, 94; Edith Mason, 69: Grace Bonney, 70; Ruby House, 89; Johny Garlow, 91 ; Pearl Par ker, 95: Goldie Parker, 94; Mary Priebe, 94; Emma Bnrke,92 : Herman Burke,90 ; Ray Wright, 92; Blanche Roosa, 90; Ray Kimes, 90; Earl Por ter. 8S; Howard Severance. 81 ; Artie Severance, 93 ; Bertha Derr, 93 ; Dena Kimes, 94 ; Iva Pero, 89 ; Claude Howe, 87 ; Rose Miller, 80 : Charlie Reese, 87 ; Blanche Worth, 96 ; John Auspaugh 95; Alfie Scranton, 91. P. B. Tomson, Sapt. Business in Recorder's Office for November, 1SOI. DEEDS RECORDED: Farm property 582acres $18,273.00 Village " 15,752.00 Total $34,025.00 MORTGAGES RECORDED : Farm property amount secured $13,242.00 Village property 44 44 5,752.00 Total $18,994.00 MORTGAGES CANCELLED: Farm property amount cancelled $11,420.00 Village property 44 44 7,459.00 Total $18,879.00 " FIFTH ANNUAL HOLIDAY Fountain Pens. There is no better Fountain Pen made than the improved " HOPE." It is fitted with the very best lb karat " diamond" pointed gold Een, has top feed, and a beautiful barrel or older. Every one warranted. Price, $1.25. You cannot buy as good of any other make tor less than $2.00. as a Monday (jilt, this Pen is just the thing. Toilet Goods. TTn;M DwVnn rVivnKtt TVrInt Poena Ck.n. ing Mugs, Lather Brushes, Collar and Cuff Boxes, Razors, Mirrors, &c. China Ware. Nice goods, and nearly every piece to be sold at 10c. Decorated Cups and Saucers, Creamers, Pin Trays, Fruit and Sauce Dish es, Match Sales, Toothpick Holders, feait ana Pepper Shakers, &c. Call early and make your purchases. Glass Ware. We have the latest scream of fashion un der this head, and can show many patterns not to be found outside ot our store, ana o and 10c. a piece for nearly every thing un der this head. Don't delay your purchases. The best bargains go first. Cutlery. In this line we have someof the best goods obtainable. Prices the lowest. Carving Sets, Pocket Knives, Pen Knives, Butcher Knives, Bread Knives, Shears, Scissors, &c. HOPE NOVELTY STORE, NO. 2, POB BLOCK, RAVENNA, O. It fill PAY Youlo Visit Our Store AJl SEE THE LARGEST -LINE OF Timiiv llti: PIqvPwqpo LaraiR in in mi NOVELTIES and FANCY PIECES! To be found in one house in the State, Our Prices are Below Competition! Our New Upholstered Rockers are Dandies, S 60 UP. In 0X.0 OliXSTY Finest Line ever shown AMD LOWEST PRICES. Our Bargains in Lamps Our UNDERTAKING DEPARTMENT IS IN CHARGE OF A. B. FAIBCHILD. Wbicn is a Guarantee that it will be well done. W. A. JENKINS & CO. ISTo. 8, XMienix Block.. A Holiday Gift Should be Uuseful In our stock of Men's, Youth's, Boys' and Children's Suits, Over coats, Pants, Hats. Caps, Under wear", Overwear, Neckwear, Ho siery, Gloves, Trunks, Satchels, Umbrellas, &c.,&c, can be found plenty of such ; and it needs but inspection to convince you that you can buy as much for a dollar as can be bought anywhere in the land Our long experience in the business enables us to buy supe rior goods at such prices that we can safely say we can fit the mind, the body, and the purse, to the satisfaction of the purchaser. Those who wish Clothes made to order can save money on our prices, by giving us a call. We have a large and superior stock of Woolens, both Foreign and Domestic, and our Trimmings. &c, are first class. Call before buying. CLOTHIER, MERCHANT TAILOR, GENTS' FURNISH lOR, Candies. We think we sell more Candies than any other Store in Portage County. . Sugar is cheap at the present time, and pure Candy is proportionately low. we oner l ID. rure Candy for 10c.; 2 lbs,.18c; 4 lbs., 35c.; 10 lbs., 80c. Choice Mixed Candy same price. Low er prices will be made for large quantities. Also, have Chocolate Cream, Italian Cream, French Bon-Bons, Pure Rock, Caramels, Homemade Taffy, Imperials, Licorice, Loz enges, French Mottoes, &c. Also, Oranges, Bananas, Dates, &c. Pricas the lowest quality the-higbest. Dolls. It would be next to impossible to enumer ate our great varietv of Dolls and DollHeads. We simply invite your most careful inspec tion. !Tice8 irom one cent, up. Purses, Wa!lets,Bill Books We can show you more than 90 styles of Purses, ana a fine line of Wallets and Bill Books. Prices from 5c., up. Lamps Shades. We have little Lamps and bis; Lamps. plain Lamps and fancy Lamps but we wish to call particular attention to our Brass Ban quet Lamps, all complete.with stylish shade. lo see tnem, means to Duy. Jewelry. This is an important department with us, and we are showing some very pretty goods in T i . 1 w i f ' i li rl nlo' ( ' 11 tT RnftAna ( li -i 1.1 o Chains, Rings, Drops, Brooch Pins, Initial Pins, Hair Pins, Side-Combs, &c. The qual ity is all right. Prices low. you should Tvot let passt as well as Ornamental No. 3 Phenix Block, Ravenna, O. II lilt OFFERING! Stationery. Who in Portage County has not enjoyed or heard of our great val ues always to be had in this Department? We do not sell poor Stationery, but cheap, good Stationery, so low that you cannot do as well elsewhere. We offer fine Box Paper and Envelopes, Loose Paper and Envelopes, " Onion Skin," for foreign correspondence, very elegant; Tablet Papers, Ac. Miscellaneous Holiday Goods. Hobby Horses, Sleds, Skates for Girls and Boys, Express Wagons, Toy Carts and Wheelbarrows.Photo Albums JFancy Frames for Cabinet Photos, Easels, Letter Blocks, Building Blocks, Trumpets, Toy Chairs, Banks, Kitchen Sets, Drawing Slates, Cus padors, Jardinieres, Tea Bells, Marbles, Toy Houses, Checkers, Dominos, Playing Cards, Toy Sad Irons, Decalcomania, Magnets. Reading Glasses, Curling Irons, Nickled Copper Teapots and Teakettles, Christmas Tree Ornaments, Vases, Statuary, Mirrors, Perfumes, fine Colognes, Picture Books, Humming and Musical Tops, Bird Cages, Crepe Paper and Lamp Shade Frames.Whis tles, Horns, Tobacco and Snuff Boxes, Syrup Jugs, Toilet Cases, Combs, Brushes, Shaving Mugs and Brushes, Oyster Bowls, Fancy Night Lamps, Bisque Figures, Tooth Brush es, Fountain Ink Stands, Scrap Books, Scrap Baskets, Fancy Baskets, Nickled Sad Irons in Sets, Rose Bowls, Mush and Milk Sets, Doll Baby Carriages, and a thousand and one other articles. Come early. The demand for Holiday Goods has already commenced. Those who wait till the last day will find our assortment badly broken. Pennsylvania Lines. Holiday Excursions via Pennsylvania Lines. On December 24th, 25th, and 31st, 1894, and January 1st, 1895, Excursion Tickets will be sold from Ticket Stations on the Pennsylvania Lines West of Pittsburgh to points on tnose .Lines, valid to return untu LUV;DC JJUlCDj lUilll VF AVfcUAU .... ... nd, 1895. Eor details.please apply Pennsylvania Line Ticket Agent. January 2nd, to nearest 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. Holiday Excursions Via Erie Lines. Dec. 24th, 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 Bound Trip. Good for return until January 2nd. (V1ILLINERY! Miss I. E. Hani Is now prepared towait upon her friends with a full stock of the latent fashions in Fall and Wintsr Millicsry I We shall take pleasure in waitinsr upon all, whether present or future patrons, and equal low prices and courtesy will prevail at all times, which we trust will merit your attention, and entitle us to a share of your patronage. Winterjairying I have for sale a few exceptionally well bred young Bulls, fit for service, out of cows with large milk and butter records. Catalogues by mail. W. J. HATES, Crystal Lake Farm, Bavenna, Ohio, lS59-8m ' Breeder of Holstein-Friesan Cattl. NOTICE OF APPOINTMENT. Assignment of E. P. Seining. THE undersigned Las been duly appointed as Assignee in trust, for the benefit of the creditors of E. F. Doming, of Portage County, Ohio. All persons indebted te said assignor will make immediate payment, and creditors will present their claims, according to law, duly au thenticated, to the uuuersigned, for allowance. Dated this 26th day of November, A. D. 1894. J. H. DU88EL, (1367) Assignee of E. F. Deming. Water Consumers, TAKE NOTICE! Water Rents were due November 1st. All those not paid before Jan. 1st, water will bo turned off, promptly, on that day. By order of Water Works Trustees. BREADI 3 and 6 Cents Same size Loaves that have been sold heretofore at 5 and 10 cts.at Brown's Bakery