KOI5 SAI.K A business Mock eontiiinlnc
three storeroom-and house, located lit the
corner of Mulnst. and Huss..i u. Infor
mation cheerfully slcn. Call on Henry J.
Ui'rnxllii at Gnnynrd i Mycr. lls-ia) iout b
.Mnln si. i w A- Frl I w
ONE SCKRKY, cost 23. good as new.
One 1.S.U pound icnre, veil bred. I.. S. M..
Pathfinder. Kverett Hulldlnc. 'f
Co Cala Two new'houses' on North VM
rui SalC ieJ. st-i i modern Improve
ments; cheap" and easy term. Elegant
home on K. Market St., must be sold. House
and lot Furnace St., 11200; other homes and
vacant lot. Tel. 431. Edwin Wagner, Kver
IK YOU WANT Urst-classdrlUns horse,
finelv muted coach or carriage team, rail at
KlaliiMrV shIph linrli. 1SX) H. Jlaln t. Ioth-
Itif lull flrvl-clnss horses kel)t 111 stock. Ti
1731. N. II. bteiner. Prop.
John v .Martin A Hrother. Managers. JunlS
KIVK ItOOM HUUf-K With big More
room attached; lot l!i2. barn and all mod
ern improvement-, o'n property. Price
rUm. Also grocery store. Inquire at SIS
West Kchange st. att-aa
FOK SAI.K Desirable lots ou Howard
Olive and becond sts. (North Hill) Terms
to suit purchaser. W. 1" ln, j.i -orin
.BUILDING STONE FOR SALE.
Ohlce building stone bv car loud; also
brown stone from Warwick iinrrlcs. Orders
filled on short notice. ". II. lones. SIT tiiiuth
FOK AI,K X. Ill Bnlch st.. two Iiiiin's
furnaces, etc.. t.V'mii. No. 17 s,otith IJalch
vt barn, furnace. etc., only ?2.1"- Ilargaliis
in lots and homes in all parts or the city.
Tall and see them. Tel. .ril. (!. W. l-Jridlcy.
IsCentral building. :"'.
roll SAIjK 7 room house. South Main St.,
with furnace and other comenieniences;
lot ivvi 10; $1.7110. Nearly new 0 room house,
Wooster ave.. $!i7). A imnilwr of lots on
Miller ne.. nt two-thirds their alue. J.I.
Bachtel, 18SH. How-hrd St.
FOIt HA.I.K OK TItADi: No- 11"' Kllng
st.. rooms.furnace. etc. Tel. 3W. Call on
G. W. Orldley, JS Centnil building. :m
MONEY TO LOAN.'
ON WATCHES, diamonds, jewelry, etc..
furniture, pianos, houses, chattels, in sums
of 15 up. liuslness confidential. Akron Se
curltvnnd Loan Co., No. IPS South Howard
st. First window north of Allen's drug
store. Telephone No. 31.
TO LOAN W)0. 300, J400, $500 and $1,000. J.
I. Bachtel, lS S. Howard. 3Wf
MONEY TO LOAN From $5.(i anil up
ward on household goods or any chatlle se
curity and allow the goods to remain ill
v our possession. Can repay us in monthly
Installments. Room II, Arcade block. Of
fice hours. s:: to 11 :3J a. m.. 1:30 to r p. in.
L. C. MILLEIt & IVY" MILLEIt.
MONEY TO liOAN On Jewelry, furniture,
pianos, horses, wugons, real estate. Insur
ance policies; payablo w eekly or monthly
pavments; business confidential; evenings
7 to S. H. G. Miller. 47 Central ofllco bldg.
TO LOAN $23J0 at 0 per cent. Interest.
279W H. O. Feetlerle.
$1 to $103 on diamonds, watches, house
hold goods, pianos, horses, etc. No delay.
Terms lowest. Business strictly private.
F. H. Calev. room S-i, Central ofliee building.
Tel . 20. mar 1 litio
We will open new hnir ilrcssiug parlor j
nt I29 S. Howard st. (up stairs). May 0. '
Ladies call and sec our new goods.
li'-ll Mtssi.s, LoNficov A Aknoi.u.
WANTED Good night
:!tff "WANTED .Salesmen to handle, builders
ami hardware supplies; metalic and ns
plialtum paints and other salable articles.
Address American Supply Co., WWW0 Second
ay.. Pittsburg. Pa. '
WANTED A girl. Mrs. M.O'Nell. lUOAV.
Market st., corner Walnut.
"WANTED Experienced laundry woman.
Kmiuire J03 E. Exchange t.
WANTEK-A girl todo general housework; i I
no washing; house cleaning over; at .' t.
Market st. 11-13
WANTED Hy responsible firm, manager
for ofliee at Aki on: salary ? I.1M0 n year w ith
chance fur iiilMiiiceiiieut; position perma
nent ; two cash and reference required. Ad
dr..s P. f). box :V, Columbu-. Ohio. 12-11
FOR SALE REAL ESTATE.
" KOK MALI- A good building lot on Brown
av. "Will be sold cheap if bought nt once.
Address I.G.. caro Democrat. 1SS
A Beautiful Home
For rent cheap to the right party.
Money to loan at (i por cenlj
P. P. Bock & Co., 209 S. Howard
BTEPHEN O. MIIibEU, Attorney-nt-law.
Prompt attention given to collections. Pal
mer block, lf-5 South Main St., Akron.'Ohio.
FOR KEPAIK1NG Set) George Uanellne.
Watches, Clock, all kinds of Jewelry, 133
South Main St., under red watch sign. 222tf
A. 8. KOW1.E1 Auctioneer. Orders
left at A. B. Smith's! store pronipty nttended
WANTED TO LOAN
$1,000 to $3,000 at 6 per cent
for term of years if security is
gilt edge. Inquire at once.
W. F. COLEMAN
J ustlce of the Peace and Notary,
S05 Wooster avenue.
REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE.
Homes on monthly payments, straight 7
percent Interest. I havo homes ranging
from $550 to j-0,000. Can beat all competitors.
MASSILLON COAL CO.
We have a large amount of money
to loan on good real estate security.
Low rate of Interest. Terms most
149 S. Howard st., Phones 582 and 593
tftiaranteo our work.
glo.ssor domestic finisu.
5 Kos. 1K2-1.T7 North Howard fit. 5
Greatly Reduced Rates to Denver.
Via Chicago & North Western Hail
way. Ou account of the annual
iiilm'I ing. General Assembly of -the
Cumberland I'ri'.sbvterian church, to
bo held in Denver, May 18-Si, 18!)!),
Kxcitrsion tickets will be sold at the
favorable rati- of one faro plus, $2.00
for the round trip, with favorable re
turn limits. Tickets on sale May lo
ll!, 1899. For rates ami other in
formation ask your nearest ticket
agent or apply to 1). W. Aldridge, 127
The Arcade, Cleveland, Ohio.
The Gure that Gurssi
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uoias, I Agfa Qf
f Grippe, fk jD N
V, Whooping: Cough. Asthma, I TOwfe 1 VA
ft Bronchitis and Incipient A i fii LA jft
zL Consumption, Is (r $$$5ii3W u J" fcs
h The German remedy llfff IIkI iW If
r Cures VMtnk-atAWa tstases. J J 'lf f JphM1 Wm iM PL
: Romance ..."
LIKE OX NEW IJXI-.S.
As wwn.ns she could le quietly and
decently laid away. Mrs. Hamilton was
carried out of the pretty villa in which
she had en;joj"ed her brief s-p.i'11 of iros
perity, and then Mary made her prepa
rations for turning her back upon her
i ild life forever.
She was not obliged to leavo the '
bouse with undue haste, for Howard
Conway wrote to her as Foon as he heard
the news of his inheritance, telling her
that the house was quite at heir disposal
for a few weeks-, until indeed she had
time to make her arrangements. Mary,
however, replied that if Mr. Conway
wonld send some one to take possesion
at 11 o'clock ou the following Monday
morning the would be reidy, and that
Ehe would prefer to give up posi-ettion,
as bheTVonld be leaving the houe then.
Greatly to her relief, Howard Con
way did not think it necessary to ap
pear'himself, but se'nta young solicitor,
who treated the outgoing widow with a
curious mixture of condolence and ad
miration such as would have made a
woman who knew the world better ex
ceedingly angry. Upon Mary, however,
(hi? manner had no effect. She had just
passed through the great tragedy of her
life, febo was face to face with a great
question, "how to live in tho future,"
and -a flippant young man with rather
bad manners had np more effect upon her
than she might have felt from a gnat
humming to and fro in the air
She took nothing with her excepting
3uch things'as had been absolutely her
own, bought with her own money, earn
ed by her own lalior. Howard Conway's
friend was astonished to find all the lit
tle woman's treasures which she left ly
"But surely these are your own per
gonal belongings, Mrs. Conway." he ex
ilaimcd in his .surprise, pointing to va
rious' photographs in pretty frames
wli'ich stood on a little table near the
d:awing roun window
"No; tbsj weie not mine," she re
plied. "They all belonged to Captain
Conway, and of course they go with the
"Bnt, my dear lady," and here he
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Dr. llartcTa French Feftialc
Pills In metal box with
French Flair on ton In Blue.
White and Red. Insist on bavin? tbe genuine.
"RelleMor Women." mailed FREE In plain sealed
letter with testimonial anil particulars. Atlilress.
U FRENCH DRUG CO.. 381 and 383 Pearl St.. N.Y
FIRST and THIRD
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Write for Information to
C P. ATMORE, C. P. A., - - LOUISVILLE, KY.
Notice of Appointment.
Estate of Emanuel Kpuller, deceased.
The undersigned has been appomted b
the probate court of Summit county, Ohio,
us administrator of the estate of Kmnmiel
Spuller, deeensed. AH persons indebted
to sold estnte are requested to make im
mediate payment; and all persons h:i ing
claims against said estate are requested to
present thesame fornllowuiice or rejection.
Dated this HMli day of April, A.I). ls'iil.
apr 21 23 may 5
rr.inces.Ioll. Charley Midler. Martin Sad
ler. Arthur Sadler, Eugene Sadler. "Wanetiili
Rollins nnd Inay Rollins. all of whom re
sident Columbia city, in the state of Mon
tana, ami each of them will take notice
that on the (it It day of February, A. 1 ). lsvi,
James Sullivan as administrator of the es
tate of Phoebe A. Sadler, deceased, filed his
IK'tltion in the Probate com l or summit
county, Ohio, against the parties nlor
nnim-d and other defendants, alleging that
tho personal assets of said estate is lnsufll
cient to pay the debts against the same and
pravlngforan order of said court author!
Ing'lilni, : such administrator, to sell nil of
the real estate of which the said decedent
died, seized, consisting of sixty-live and 10
100 (CilO-inoi aeres nt land, situated In Stow
township in said onnty of Summit, and
said defendants above named, and each of
them, aro also notified that they are re
iniied to appear and answer said petition
on or before the 1st davof .lulj, A. I), lsvi.
GRANT & SIEHER.
Attorneys for said pliiintHT.
I.ildllils2Tth(liiyof April. .li.iw.
April 2s. -May j, 12, ill. an. .lime 2.
The Dixon Transfer Co.
Coal, Transfer and Livery
Tacking, moving and storing of
goods. Coaches, coupes and carriage."
for funerals, weddings, pari its and
123 and 12S Can oil st. Tel. No. 3ot
grew quite affectionate in tone, "surely
you are interpreting the letter of the
will too literally, My friend Howard
"Kn; tltt'i irere not mine" she replied.
J Conway is the last man in the world to
i wish to be hard on a woman a young
woman, his uncle's widow. He will
not expect or wih yon to leave such
purely personal things the-e behind. "
"I prefer it," said Mary
"Most ladies in yonr circumstances
1 would have stripped the house." he per
sisted, "and would have left nothing
but the bare chairs and table"."
"Perhap. bnt I am not one of thoo
ladies, and besides I wish to tako noth
ing awav to remind me of of"
"That I once lived here," she said,
with a sudden flash of feeling, the first
that she hadshown.
Oh, well, of course if that is the
way the" he had been on the point of
saying "the cat jumps, but broke the
homely simile off short "if that is how
yon feel, Mr. Conway, it is no use my
suggesting anything else."
"But it is very kind of yon to feel an
interest in me," said Mary, a smile
breaking over her fate for the first time.
"I shall never forget it. I thank yon."
A few minutes later she had passed
out of the house and away from her old
She had made her plans carefully
with a view to furthering her resources
to the nttermost she had taken a single
rcoin in a respectable house in Blooms
bury. She was not destitnte, for she
had still nearly 100 to call her own.
Mrs. Hamilton's life had been insured
fora sum which had almost covered the
cost of her illne-s and burial, and Mary
had bought her mourning with a keen
eye to economy; in fact, she had spent
and meant to spend nothing that she
could possibly avoid. She knew that, if
need be, she conld live for a year on her
little store, and she knew, too, that it
was a totally different thing to seek a
living free and independent, as she was,
to seeking it while tied and hampered
with an invalid mother.
But she did not find it an easy thing
to drcp into a pleasant, comfortable po
sition, such as she wanted, by no means.
For several weeks she tramped to and
fro, here and there, always seeking
something more or less indefinite, a
something which she found it difficult
to describe in words.
Then she pulled herself up short and
began to tlnnk tne situation out in a
dirteieut way, and she came to the con-
clnsiou that she could not go on in this
vagne, indefinite way; that she must
nialce np her mind to follow a certain
course, and hlie must follow it. The
question was what. She went over all
the openings which she had already
tried to follow np, and she came, after
much anxious cogitation, to the con
clusion that there were only left to her
now either of which she might take as
her metier and train herself to become i
I x'roficient in nursing and typewriting.
! She inquired fully into the merits
j and demerits of both. She found that
I she conld' properly qualify for a Tinrse
nnder a training of at least three years,
i Even then-she would not have got to
1 the top of the tree, and it was mor
, than likely that long before three years
i had gone .b3- she would have broken
1 down, for she was not physically or
-constitutionally an - especially strong
pcison. It all the- tales sue liearil of
hospital or infirmary training were
true, she felt that a month or six weeks
1 would alont show her how fruitless it
was for Iter to attempt a career of which
magnificent health and neivu are the
very first lequisites.
So practically tho career of a nurse,
was disposed of and put on one side as
an impossible one. There only remained
thin open to her that of a typewriter.
The accounts which sho gatheted of
this way of making a living were more
hopeful. She would pay 10 guineas to
be taught the trade, and six months
would seo her in a fair way of earning
a decent living. She conld, until she
wns proficient, live very cheaply ami
quietly in her modest little room, and
she would have every interest in forcing
heis'-If ahead as quickly as possible.
Theie was nothing in the manipulation
of a delicate and intelligent machine
(this was the way that a j'onng gill,
whose acquaintance she made in a tea
shop. Epoko of her typewriter) which
could be in any way revolting to her,
or which was in any sense beyond her
"And of course," said the gill, "if
yon go in for shorthand r.s well, yon
just double your valne fioin the vt ry
"Is it difficult?" Mary asked, rather
"Yes, it is difficult," the girl replied,
"hut by no uicans insurmountable. And
the advantages ate enormous Oh. it is
R grand life for a woman. Any woman
of average intelligence can make a liv
ing at it, and a woman whose intelli
gence is above the average can do moie
tbau make a living. She can command
her own price. Then it isa free life! I
mean in this way. If a woman goes in
for mtraing, she needs years and years
of training, and goodness only knows
whether she will prove herself a really
skilled iinre at the end of it. She needs
superhuman strength, endless patience,
infinite tact, and for whati To earn at
best 2 guineas a week, to be treated a
little better tfian a servant, to be al
ways in-a position that is entirely tem
porary. A typist, on the other hand, es
pecially if she is also a, stenographer.
Aflei Mill liiiveeonellliled Unit .Mill oil
nottoilriuk eolfee. It Is not a ineilielne.
lint doctors order It lieeaiiso It is healthful
iuvlKoriitlnx and appetizing. It Is made,
from pure grains-, and has that rich seal
brown color mill tastes like the llnest jjrades
of coJTee, and costs atiout one-(uiiitcr as
much. Children like It and thrlveon It, be
cause 11 Is n genuine food drink, coiitnlntiix
nothing but nourishment. Ask your croeer
for Ornln-O, theTnew food drink. 15 mid 25c.
can easilj" make 100 a year, provided
that she is really good at her work. She
has her fixed hour, her fixed holidays.
She has alwavs her Sundavs and her
Saturday afternoons. All the tact that
, is necessary for her is to mind her own
business and hold her tongue. She has
i her evenings- to herself, and, if she likes.
i she can get extra work then o as to
i put by an extra sum to her ordinary
earnings for her summer holiday It is
' a fine life fora woman there isnomis-
' take about that."
The result of this chance meeting and i.
converation with an utter granger was
that Mary went straight away to a cer-!
tain -school of typewriting and at once j
entered herself as a pupil for the entire
course, and then ho set herelf to work. I
She wa an apt pupil. Her well bal- j
anced mind, tinged by disappointment t
and trouble, but unruffled by the great-'
' er paions of life, quickly graped the
intricacies of the curious dots and '
1 dashe- which seem so mysterious and '
confusing to the majority of mortals.
' She made rapid progres, and before the '
six mentbs which she had allowed her-1
self for her pupilage had come to an j
end she fonnd herself established in the '
office of a small firm of brokers at n '
' salary of l."i sbillinss a week.
It wa of course but a beginning.
t Still it was a beginning, and Mary had I
accepted it gladly both for what it
brought her and a an earnet of better ,
things to come. And each evening when '
1 she had left the office und had bad tea j
' at the nearest X. Y Z. shop she went
off to the school and worked hard at her
A few months more saw her in dilTer-
' ent circumstances, for she left the firm
of brokers and engaged herself to a '
' lawver of large practice, who paid her
. yo shillings a week and treated her
pleasantly into the bargain. After near
ly a year in this office her employer sud
denly died, and she was thrown out of
Not that sho was destitute by no
means, ghp bad lived carefullv, almost l
frugally. A-ceping alwajs in mind the
possibility of a rainy day in time to
come. Slip took a week's holiday and
spent it at Doverconrt. wiiere she sat by
the glorious sea. basking in golden sun
shine and the keen brisk air, leveling
in novel and drinking in a full supply
of health and strength, which would
laf her for at least a year to come.
Among the books she had taken down
with her was one which had been lent
to her by her one intimate friend, the
girl Lucy Chalmers, who had first given
her information about the life and ca
reer of a typit. Mary had been three
golden days by the sea ere she began to
read it. It was called "A Lover's Creed
It is almost imposib!e for me to tell
the effect that this story had upon Mary
Ccnway. It was a story of passion pas
sionately written. It was fervid, full of
life and stir and color, and it was clean
and wholesome in tone withal. It was
unmistakably the work of a man rich
in imagination who was yet full of
common seiie and sound judgment. It
fascinated, enthralled, amazed her.- She
went to bed and dreamed of it.
She lead it over again several times
during the rest of her week's holiday,
leaving the other books uniead after the
j first glance into their, to her. meaning-
Jes p-iges. During tho-e few davs she
lived with it.
Then she went back to Loudon. She
was feeling stronger and more really
Itftisrjnittetl, cntlirnlttil, amused her.
Kfrce just then than she had overdone in
all her life befoie. She was independent,
she stood face to face with the world, it
is true, bnt it was no longer a world of
which sho was afraid. Hho s-tood iiun
npon her own fee Sho owed not a pen
ny to any man.
Her first errand was to xo to a great
shop wheie typewriter arc sold.
"I wish to put my namo down on
yonr books," she said.
"What is your speed?
One bundled and twenty," mM
Mary, with quiet assurance such as car
ried conviction with it
"You are used to onr machines?"
"Yes; I have used no other."
"Well, if you will give mo yonr
name and address, I will let you know
if anything suitable oilcis itself."
"Thank youMrs. Conway, UUl Wel
lington street, Bloomsbnry. "
The clerk wrote down tho name and
address, and Mary turned to go. "By
thebye," hesaid, "I don't know if yon
wonldn't be just the one for a gentle
man now on onr list. Let me see,"
laming over tho pages of a big book
" 'Lady not young girl quiet must
havo speed over 100.' Yon might go
and see this gentleman. I'll give you a
card. It is Mr. Alan Stacev, the novel
ist." "Tho author of 'A Lover's Creed of
Love!' " cried Mary, breathlessly.
ALAN STAtV.Y, TI1K NOVELIST.
It was with a beating heart filled
with nervousness- and apprehension that
Mary Conway found herself waiting at
the house of Alan Stacey, the novelist,
It was evidently a somewhat old
house and was inclosed in a high walled
garden. It was at tho gate of this gar
den door that she waited patiently after
giving a hnmblo pull at the handle of
the bell, such as she would not have
given at the door of a duke. At last she
rang again, and then her tnmmons at
tracted attention. Sho heard fcotsteps
on the other sido oi the door, and then it
was flung open, and a. man in tho usual
decorous garb of a servant stood to hear
what sho wanted.
"Does Mr. Alan- Stacey live here?"
"Is ho at homo?"
"Mr. Staceyis not out, nm'am," tho
VrMlV-- - "
- ."- '&?rCJJftHrtal
man replied, "but he does not usually
see any one at this hour. Mr. Stacey is
in his study, ma'am."
"Still I think he will see me," said
Mary, eagerly, "if yon will give him
""Walk this way, ma'am." said the
man. taking the card between his finger
and thnmb in the peculiar manner of a
Lwell trained servant.
He led the way down a broad flagged
pathway which led to the house. It was
covered by a kind of veranda, and on
either side a charming garden spread
'until bounded by the old wall. It was
a charming garden, rich in ancient,
mov-y turf and gay with many flowers.
All manner of cceepers intwined them- ,
selves abont the pillars which supported
the sheltering roof overhead, and gteat ,
hydrangeas bloomed at the laes of i
The house was long; and low, had
long windows opening like doors and a I
wide veranda running its entile length. '
This veranda was paved with brilliant
colored tiles, oil which were flung here
and there lich looking rug. Huge easy
chairs, wicker tables and a hammock I
made a pleaant lounge, and there were I
flowering plants everywhere.
"Will yon takeaseat here, ma'am?"
said the man. indicating a large chair.
"I will inquire if Mr. Stacey will see
Mary sat down, and iie disappeaied
into the house. She sat drinking in the
pleasaut scene, doubly plea.uit after
the arid stretches of Bloombitry brick
and mortar. U which she was acens
tojned. To her" it seemed like a sylvan
retreat far. far away from the rush and
tin moil of cities where strife lives. She ,
could hear her fust acquaintance, the ,
servant, speaking and a man's tones j
"All right. I'll come out." said the
The next moment a tall man in light
gray clothing came out by the window.
Mary was in Alan Stacey's presence.
"Mrs. Conway." he said, looking at
tbc card in hi'' ll'111(1 !ncl tut-n ,ler
Jlary sprang to lier leet. " i es, I am
Mrs. Conway." sho said tremnlonsly.
"Messrs. Bloomingby thought that I
should suit you."
"And stenographer," Rhe added
"Pray sit down," said Alan Stacey
Kindly ami himself pulled a chair near
enough to talk with eae. "What is
your speed as ti shorthaud writer?"
"A hundred and twenty."
"Good! Yon look intelligent, which
i3 more to the point. Havo you been
with any author before?'"
"No," answered Mary; "I have been
with a solicitor, and that, of course,
was work needing great care and pre
cision." "Ah, yes! And whv did von leavo
"I did not leave him," she leplied.
"Unfortunately for me, ho died."
"I see. Do you think you would like
my kind of work?"
"Yes," said she piomptlw
'I am not very easy to work with.
I'm as crochctty as most other literarv
men," Mr. Stacey said. "I have just
got rid of a man, an excellent fellow,
for no reason than that he sat on tho
edge of his chair and waited. I would
havo forgiven him many things, bnt
1 his waiting bec.tiiio oppiesaive. It killed
every idea I had. llelore that I had a
young lady, hue knew bliakespcare by
heart and conld quote Xuiiophoii, bnt
Rhe would mend niv copy as rhe went
"Oh. how dared she?" Mary burst
out. Mr. Stacey looked at her with &
vague sense of amusement. "I asnre
yon, Miss well, never mind her name;
it is immaterial, bnt Miss Blank we
will call her thought very small pota
toes of me. I can't write hy hand.
I've got writer's cramp, and I have al-
i wavs a terrible lot ot work m haml. if
I had gone on with Miss Blank, I
should have been as dead as a doornail
by this time. She could not do my
work without ironing it out a she
went along, so that every vestige of
style and individuality was eliminated
.Alary- gave a little gap. "But; l
thought she took down what yon dic
tated," she said almost breathlessly.
"Yes, but if she saw what she thought
was an error she wis always kind
enough to mend it for me." said Alan
Stacey, !niiling at the remembrance.
"She knew just a little too mnch for
me. She mnst have been nvcredncateil
or something. My last helper had, on
the contrary, no idea-. He had a note
luiok and a sharp pointed lead pencil.
When I was in fo.rm, he was excellent.
When I had to get a ccrtniiramoimt of
copy tnrncd ont by a curtain time and
I hadn't so mnch as the ghost of an idea
in mv head, he used to sit on the edge
of a cIiairwiitinK till Idiil get nniden.
If he would have read the newspaper,
gone to sleep, walked about tho garden ;
if ho would have yawned even, I should
not have minded, but he never did. He
said once it was all in the day's work
whether he worked or waited So, when
I couldn't work, he waited. I had io get
rid of him. I found him an excellent
billet and bworo I would never have tin
other helper of any kind. Then my hand
came in and said: 'No; I'm hanged if
yon shall use me. I'm delicate.' Sol
sent to DIoamingby 's. So now, Mrs. Cos
way, yon see what kind of man I am
to deal with nervous, irritable, almost
"I am not afraid," said Mary, smil
ing. This man was wholly delightful
fo her, surrounded by a halo of r
niancc, still young, strong, iincnnvcn
tionnl nnd wholly human.
"Havo you seen any of my work?"
i ho asked.
"I have read the 'Lover's Creed' a
dozen times at least," she answered.
"Ah! Then you will to a certain ex
tent nnderstand me. I should need yon
fioin 10 to ." each day. Well, not on
Satniday afternoons. That goes without
"I am ready," said Mary.
" "Yon would lunch here by tho bye,
whuie do you live?"
"That's a far cry."
"I should seek for room4' in this
neighborhood," she said quickly. "I
am not wedded fumy pi esentquarteis. '"
"Still better. Yon aro mairied, Mis.
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"My name is Conway." she said
gentry. "I ant a widow."
"Oh, forgive me! One likes to know
everything. Have yon children?"
"None nor a single relative in all
"Poor little soul !" The words slipped
out unconsciously, as if he were think
ing aloud. "Then about terms."
"I will take what yon aro uccntoni
ed to pay," said Mary.
"I have, let us say. 2 guineas a
week," he retnrned hurriedly.
"Bnt won't you try mo first?" said
Mary, rather taken aback by this un
ceremonious way of arranging tho mat
ter. "No, no. Your speed is 120, anil
you look as if you would just suit me."
"Bnt nij- references!" sho exclaimed.
"Mr. Conway." said the novelist,
turning and looking directly and fixed-
"My inane ij Couteny," she said ijciiUij.
Iy at her, "I would just as soon not see
your references. I know top well the
lies one tells when one wants to pass
some one on to one's fiiends. I know
too well what they are worth. Your
last employer died, you tell me"
"But it mightn't be true," sho fal
tered. "I would really ratlier"
"Do yon want a character with me?"
he broke in.
"But everylwdy knows yon," she
cried ingenuously. "Everybody has
read your books."
"I wish they did
I should make a
No, no, Mrs. Con
, decent income then
way. I know what I am and what I'm
not. I know my own limitations and
exactly what I am capable of. It's my
business to read character. You may
not suit me as a secretary, bnt only
time can show and prove that. So far
as you youiself are .concerned, honesty
is the dominant note of your life."
Mary could not help starting. Alan
Stacey continued: "You give yonrself
away continually beeause yon cannot
conceal your real feelings. In a sense
yon aie bad for yourself because yon
cannot dissemble. Yon couldn't tell a
downright lie if you tried, and yon are
bo honest that you wonldn't try."
"I do hate lies," said Mary in a tone
ias it such a tact were -rather toner
I detriment than otherwise.
"Let me look at yonr hand. Yes; it
is capable precise, upright and highly
nervor-:. AVe shall bo able to work to
gether very well. I am certain. At all
events let us- try tomorrow morning."
"Mr. Sta'tey." said Mary, rising as
she spoke, "1 will do my very best."
"We shall get on splendidly," hs re
plied, holding ont his baud. "I am do
ing a iiarticnlarl-difficult piece of work
just now, a. .most difficult subject, in
which the handling is everything, the
whole difference between snecess and i
failure. I was writing with my fist
yes, doubled up so -in despair, when
my servant told me you were here.
Look at this" spreading out his hand
and showing an angry swollen red ridge
of muscle which rose, between the fiist
and second fingers and extended bevond
the wrist. "That means the intensest
and most exquisite agony. It seems to
. . T, ,
disappear above the wrist and to rise
attain in the underside of the arm,
from where it runs in a rope of pain to
the very armpit."
"It must be horrible." said Mary.
'Are you working now?"
"I was when you came."
"Why don't you let me begin right
away, sir?" she ventured to say.
He looked at her again with the same
quick, aleit glance as before. "Don't
call me 'sir.' " be said, half amused
and half irritable.
"I always called
she said meekly.
"He had an office
Mr. Desmond m."
and a lot of clerks;
that wtis different. I don't reqnirc that
kind of thing. One 'sir' would upset
mefor'a morning. Come into my study.
I like you for tackling the work straight
awtiy. We'll try how it goo."
Mary followed him into the study, a
long, low ceiled toom with many books,
a few pictures, some guns, fishing rods,
golf clubs, two luxurious sofa lounges
and half a dozen capaciou" chairs. A
rough terrier dog lay before the open
window and a big Angora cat, brindled
like a bulldog, was in possession of a
fur rug before the empty fireplace. It
was a revelation to Mary Conway she
had never eeen snch a room in all her
She established herself at a table and
they began. She was amazed at the
ease and rapidity with which Alan
Stacey ponred out his story, taking it
np at the last written word' and spin
ning it ont in the most vivid and inter
esting way, almost, indeed, acting it all.
So for neatly two hours they worked
without a hitch, until tho servant canto
to say that luncheon was served. Alan
Stacey drw a long breath and tofo to
"Come to lunch," ho said. "I used
to have ideas about not interrupting
the flow of genius bnt I take my meals
at legnlar times new it pays better
all ronnd. Do yon think yon'vo got all
'"I think so,-" said Mary. "If yon
will allow me, I will transcribe it after
lunch so that you can see for yonrself."
$?"'' CONTINUED. j
"Our treasury," said the chief finan-1
cier, "is snftering from an overplus of I
"No womlerl" exclaimed the Chinese !
einpejor, with considerable petulance. '
"Just think of all the open doors!"
Onlj llnnl nrlnLn.
B'.lnvt! I understand it's simply im-poss.hli-
to get soft drinks in the Klon
dike. Van Clove Really? 1 wonder why I
li'.li.ui They'io all frozen hard.
Kansas City lndupnlident.
SUMMER FASHIONS. ,
Ti"a non- In All tlie Color oC the
New York, May 1. With shad,
green peas and strawberries the fancy
tea gowns begin to come in. There have
been tea gowns certainly for winter
days, but they were heavy and seemed to
lose all their popularity, during the
opring and geuer:Jly were worn in the
early morning as wrappers to get rid of
them while the new ones were being
made. And these new ones they are a
fluff of lace over silk of some dainty
'hade, and they are still further beauti
fied with riblmn decorations in bewil
dering variety They are loose and
graceful, with a suggestion of roomy
comfort and !nxniionseae about them,
and they certainly are most becoming
as well as beautifnl in themselves. A
tea gown may be anything it likes
given flowing lines and plenty of lace
no ribbon. .Inst imagine tins one:
There was an apple blosom pink taffeta,
princess shape, half tight, for the mi-
TEA (.OWNS lOIt SLJIMI II.
derdress. Over this was a white barege,
with scattered apple blossom petals npon
the surface, with once in awhile a small
green leaf. This was gathered full from
a yoke and hung straight to the bottom
of the skirt in the back and open in
fronts There was a deep ruffle of white
chiffon which extended around the bot
tom of the barege and up the fronts.
The edge was buttonholed with thick
chenillo of dark green. This .set it ont
so that it fell in cascades all down the
front -and at the bottom made a sup
port for a ruffle of point de Paris white
lace not quite its own width. Above
this were sewed fonrrowsof darkgreen
velvet ribbon all around the skirt and
up the fronts. There was a large sailor
collar of the barege edged with a lace
ruffle, and that brought it out so that it
covered the yoke and laid out on the
sleeves. The sleeves were wrinkled and
quite wide at the top. They ended, as do
many others, at the elbow with a raffle
ot lace. At the throat there is green vel
vet ribbon tied in a bow with quite long
ends. Now, isn't this a pretty and a
dainty gown? There was another bnilt
upon tho same lines "fore and aft,"
) only the color was lilac and the velvet
j ribbons of a deep shade of purple.
There was another one of white taf
feta with corn colored changeable effect
I and tiny square dots of the maize. This
was iil-o cut in princess form, tight in
1 the back and haif fitting in front. Over
i this was a full gathered gown of pale
i lilac chiffon hanging in close folds to
1 the bottom. There was a fine tracery
in gold thread which extended all the
way around and up the front, with a
buttonholed edge in the gold thread.
The wide yoke was embroidered in a
similar fa'shion and had a rnching of
I white chiffon without any edging. The
! sleeves hung loose from the shonlder.
! Some of tho snmmer girls' gowns are
also almost too ethereal and yet com-
I t,, " .. ...,'-... .i: ::tv :
Tlir (lotortlui lint ira trtll ntio
' j.ueiu iis ti nunc uitimiit! itu u
cent bunches of violets npon the sur
face, and the material was cut so that
these conning little bonquets came in a
line on the three deep flounces that
comprised the whole skirt, and each
flounce was scalloped and edged with a
narrow rn file of black lace. The sleeves
weiuioug nun niiiuira .inn iiisu bc.ii-
loped. Tho bnnches of flowers were
here arranged so that two showed,
There was a .bolero arrangement of the
organdie with the black lace ruffling as
the finish and a yoke of black lace over
violet silk. Many of the prettiest of tho
verv handsome summer dresses are
made of plain nrnssels net, black or
whitoover some colored silk nnderdress
The taste of the wearer suggests the
preferred tiimming, but hand wrought
polka dots, large or small, in color are
desirable. It does not require so very
many, and it is not obligatory to set
them in regular lines. They show up
very well. These, with a little ribbon
where it looks best and as much lace as
one can afford, make a dress that all
Dots are very popular. We find them
on foulards, on srlks of all
kinds, on I
duck, pique, dimity and percale, and,
above all, on the always pretty and well
liked Swisses and mulls of all kinds.
Swisses are shown with dots of every
imaginable size from pinheads almost
up to dinner plates.
I must not torget to mention a new
fashion that is likely to become a fad,
and as ladies can easily do the work
themselves they shall at least know
how. There is an outline of a large rose
or violet cut ont of the dress or cape or
jacket about three to fonr inches in
diameter, leaving the jagged cdge.
This is then filled in with a close nich
ing of pink or violet chiffon sewed so
that it fills the whole cut out space.
There is naturally a backing to sew
this to. The effect when done is that of
a real flower sewed on. But I would not
advise ladies to cut up a good cape or
dress for this fancy, however pretty it
is now. One or two capes of silk and
cashmere had green velvet appliqne
leaves sewed ou by the side of these
puffed flowers. Painted flo'wers on ba
tiste and silk muslin dresses are seen.
reein snfer Now. . ,
'Perkins gets on all right at golf l
"Has he been practicing?'
"No; ho has secured a
has no sense of
Hill Mmm 1
w 'st'tw ?L VV JW Villi I iiKsJ
Iff L, fj mjxx
humor." Chicago j w. Pasa'r Agent, SO AdiimB st, Chi
cago, 111., or Wm. H. Tayloe. Assistant
.General Passenger Agent, Louisville
l1ori-liiiuls K Idiot;.
Horseback riding possesses, according
to some physicians, tho faculty of both
Increasing nnd reducing weiglit. It
meals are taken immediately after rid
ing, additional ilesh is gained, other
wise a decrease of flesh results.
RAILROAD TIME TABLES .
t Daily ; All others Daily except San
dsy. Central Standard Time.
CLEVELAND, AKRON & COLUM
BUS. Union Depot, Market St.
No 27f Columbus expreas.... 6:05 am
No 35 From Milleraborg
only 10:37 am
No 3t Columbus fast mail.. 4:15 pm
No 2f Col.-Cin. fast mail.. 9:58 am
No 38 To Millerabnrg only.. 4:45 pm
No 2St Col.-Cin. expreaa(ll).. 9:07 pm
(tt) On Saturday night only this
train runs 3 hours 40 minutes later.
PITTSBURG & WESTERN R. K.
. Jn effect March 25, 1S99.
Union Depot, Market St.
Leave for the East.
No 6t Vestibule limited 1:55 am
No 461 Pittsburg express 6:30 am
No 4 Pittsburg mail 1:10 pm
Arrive from the East.
No 3 Western mail 12:05 pm
No 47t Chicago express 7:35 pm
No 5t Vestibule limited 11:59 pm
BALTIMORE & OHIO
Time Card : Nov. 20, 1S9S
No 5t Vestibule limited... 12:05 am
No 7 Akron-Chicago fast
mail 10:35 am
No 47t Chicago express 7:55 pm
Arrive from the West
No 6f Vestibule limited... 1:50 am
No 46t Pittsburg express .. li:20 am
No 8 Chicago-Akron fast
mail 8:15 pm
ERIE RAILROAD CO.
Erie Depot, Mill St.
Time Card: Dsc. 11,198.
No It Expreas 8:36 pm
No of Limited vestibule - 7:06 am
No 15t To Akron, only 9:35 am
No 33 Huntington spec (tt) 12:22 pm
No 3f Pacific express... "... 6:52 pm
No 37 Accomodation 6:40 am
No 8t Limited vestibule 1:29 am
No 12t Expreas 8:54 am
No 4t New York special 12:50 pm
No 16t Chautauqua express 4:25 pm
No 3S Accommodation . .4:00 pm
(tt) Except Monday and days after
Hot. St. Union Etit
Depot. Depot. Akron.
No 4b't 6:45 am 6:35 am 6:10 am
No 4t 9:20 am 9:05 am 9:10.am
No 6 1:10 pm 1:00 pm 12:41pm
JNo 101 5:13 pm 4:55 pm 4:5Spm
No S 8:25 pm S:15pm S:17pm
No 71 8:42 am 9:05 am 9:19 am
No 3 12:01pm 12:lSpm 12:27 pm
No 9! 2:55 pm 3:05 pm
No 51 4 :40 pm 4 :55 pm 5 :07 pm
No 47t 7:35 pm 7:50 pm 8:00 pm
WHEELING & LAKE ERIE R'Y
Myron T Herrick, Robert Blickens-
derfer, receivers Ticce card: Nov 17
189S. No 1 No 3f No 3
am pm "
Toledo( Un depot) Lv 7 :15 1 :20
5 ;19 am
p m 6:40
Wheeling.. '..Lv 5:30 am
Valley Junction.. 8:00
Orville .. 9:20
ToIedo(Un dep)Arl:20 p m'6:30
H. L. Booth,
General Traffic Manager.
J. F. Townaand,
Assistant General Passenger Agent.
THE NORTHERN OHIO RAILROAD
Time Card: Dec. 19, 1S9S.
Depot N. Main St.
Depart No 1 7:50 am
icr ii K.nn m
i r'rjve jj0 2.'.'.'.'.'.".' .' ". 4-20 pm
, J0 12 10:30 am
j AKR0N, BEDFORD & CLEVELAND
! p -j,
, , .. " ' ., .
l Waiting Room North Howard St
' Time Card : Jan 1, 1S99
i Leave Akron every hour, 5:30 am
until :cio pm, last
car IU:3U pm.
Leave Cleveland every hour, 5 am
until 10:00 pm; theater car. 11:10 pm
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Tho Boat Railroad With tho Bost
Tralna i trough tho Beat
Country Pullman Oars
The Southern Bailway in connection
1 with the Queen Si Crescent Route,
forma the great abort-line highway
' from Louisville and Cincinnati to the
principal points in Tennessee, Ala
bama, Georgia, Florida, Lonieana,
North and South Carolina, with direct
steamer connections for Havana. Cuba,
Nassau, N.P., and Key West. Doable
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Only 24 hours to.Iacksonville;54 hours
All agents sell tickets via the South-
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ask your nearest, iiencu agent lur
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T.nniattilfo TTv tf .7 Ci T?it JT X
tic i.u inumuk.t,
WIiu plants bv Ike acre.
roof victims olcouirh anil cold.
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6lDcc RraciliaR Halm wai sold.
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