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1 jsjafofK-' ilffTWIjSfSl K K FOR SALE. FOR SALE Small stock of flne groceries an fixtures for salts cheap. Also fine new Krocery room for rent. Call after six p. in. J. Morter, 10S Rlttmnn st. 107-113 FOR SALK A fine lot 4xlT2 feet on car line, mortgaged for WOO. Will take KOOcash and cancel mortgage. If you are looking for n bargain address OC" Democrat office. lOfitf FOR BALE A nice bay mare 12 years old. Weight 1100 pounds. A fine driver, good stvle and action. Reason, have no use for a horbe and will sell very cheap. For particulars enquire at Democrat office. 0 For Sale Houses and lots in all parts of theeltv.Ht from S1.HXI to W.000. also small farms close to city and from $5no to $l.rnn. 155 South Main. '-"If FOR SALE Xo. 121 Rare st.,9 room, fur nace, grate, barn and fruit, also cottage, five rooms, will sell as a whole or separate. For particulars. G. W. Gridley, IS Central build ing. Tel. 51ft. tf FOR SALE Two small garden farms with fair buildings for sale or trade for Ak ron property. Call now and see the crops growing upon them. A. D. Alexander, Commerce block. W-117 FOR SALE $1,800 Is the price of a good 8-room house in a desirable residence part of the city. If you are looking for a home you cannot beat this for the money, as in vestment would- pay 12 per cent. For par ticulars and other bargains In real estate see J. I. BACHTEL, 1SS South Howard st. Restaurant for Sale. Good restaurant well located, doing good business, for sale cheap If sold at once. Good reuson for selling. C. H. Jones, US E. Exchange st. Tarnished Eooms for Rent. Good furnished rooms, with modem conveniences. C. H. Jones, 118 E. Exchange st. H0KEY TO LOAN. TO LOAN 3fi0. 00, WO. $1,000 and ,). J. I. Bachtel, 13 S. Howard st. 9ltf MONEY TO LOAN From $5.00 and up ward on household goods or any chattle se curity nnd allow the goods to remain in vour possession. Can repay U3 In monthly installments. Room 14, Arcade block. ..Of fice hours, 8:30 to 11:30 a. m 1:30 to 5 p. in. L.C. MILLER t IVY MILLER. S-321tf WANTED. WANTED Salesmen, crett building. Call room 301 Ev-312-317 WANTED A delivery man. Brouse Co. Uphuin- 107-10! WANTED Agents, erett building. Call at room :1. Ev-312-317 Wanted A grocery store In some good location for cash. Clerks' Business Ex. 8tf WANTED A girl for general housework, no washing or ironing. Apply at Geo. J. Renner's, 313 North Forge st. 10S t f WANTED An experienced girl to do second work. Must bea good waitress. Ap ply to Mrs. I. C. Alden, 221 Fir St. 107-109 WANTED A position as housekeeper by week, or washing and ironing by the day. Call at once at 101 E. Market st. 107-1OI WANTED A first clnss experienced clothing salesman. No other need apply. The Big 131 Clothing Houso. 101-10!) TO EXCHANGE A first class four horse power electric motor for a ten horse power motor. 91tf Houses wnnted 20 reliable tenants wait ing. 159 S. Main. 86 tf 100 girls wanted for shops, hotels, stores and private homes. Come quick. Places waiting. Ladles' bureau, 156 S. Main. 88 tf WANTED Ladles nnd gentlemen who can furnish first-class credentials to call nnd secure good paying commercial positions that are now ready. Positions that nre per manent and pay from ?10 to $20 per week. You are not obliged to nccept what we offer; you are privileged to try ono place after an other until suited, and think of it the cost docs not exceed 5 cents per week. No extra charge for use of branch offices. Managed exclusively by Akron people. Over 60 po sitions now open; no trouble or expense to show what they are. Orders from out of city dally. Clerks' Employment Exchange, 158 So. Main. 86tf FOR RENT. For Rent Furnished nnd unfurnished rooms with the very best people. 158 South Main st. ' H8tf FOR RENT Three rooms, second floor, for light housekeeping. Theo. Goerner, B02 K. Exchange st. 106-112 For Rent Store room, best location In the city for the shoe or dry goods business 15B South Mnin st. SStf FOR SALE REAL ESTATE. FOR SALEA good building lot on Brown av. Will be sold cheap If bought at once. Address I.G., care Democrat. 138 ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. STEPHEN C. MILLER, Attorney-at-law. Prompt attention given to collections. Pal mer block, 168 South Main St., Akron, Ohio. Tel. 615. Justice of the Peace and Notnry 203 Wooster avenue. Houses on monthly payments, choice lots on Wooster av. will be sold at a sacrifice, also greenhouse equipments cheap. A 45 horse-power boiler, almost new. I hnvo the finest allotment In Akron. Lots 60x175 from $100 to 1200. Come to see me. JEWELER. FOR REPAIRING See Georgo Hniiollne. Watches, Clocks, all kinds of Jewelry. 133 South Main St., under red watch sign. 222tf MISCELLANEOUS $1,000 to invest In a business or partner ship. 156S. Main. 86 tf INSURANCE The Aetna Life Insurance Co. with its 50 years of experience, over fifty millions of assets, its large and increasing surplus and dividends, offers nceqnaled inducements to desirable risks in life endowment, annuity, accident and health insurance. Actual re sults and comparisons furnished. FRAKK O. KEWC0MB, Everett Building. District Agent. Eco Notice Look for us at aaq S. Howard st. 63 P. P. BOCK & 00. Insurance and Loan Agents. POR SALE If you want a first-class driving horse, finely mated coach or carriage team, call at Steiner's Stock Barn, No. 1350 South Main st. Nothing but first-class horses kept in stock. N. R. STELNER, Prop., Tel. 1734. John Q. Martin, Mgr. Men 18, 1900 WANTED TO LOAN $1,000 to $3,000 at 8 per cent for term of years if security is gilt edge. Inquire at once. Hal & Everett block. Coatee Tl 1R2-- MASSILLOfl COAL CO. We have a large amount of money to loan on good real eitat curlty. Low rats of Interest. Terms most reasonable. 149 S. Howard st, Phonsa 682 and 693 f vy- nvVWMWWWWVW . l-i B-t . ta3ar . k Stoam Laundry New machinery, new location. Wo guarantee our work. High gloss or domestic finish. Phor i-3a . Nos. 132-137 North Howard st. PETERSON & WRIGHT Successors to J. . Peterson Grain. Hoy, in Feed, cement, Lime, lie. LB H0RTH MAD? ST. Tel. 124 Peterson & Wrie-t A pure whiskey agrees with any food, iu fact aids digestion. It tones the stomach, increases the flow of gastric juices and so promotes strength and flesh. A pure whiskey like HARPER Whiskey. SOLD BY WM. WASHER. 144 S. Howard st., Akron. O. For a steamboat excursion to Long Lake park charter steamer for a class, church or fish fry, from $5 to $10 for an evening's trip and return. Tel. 274. Daily runs 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.in, Sundays 9 and 1 :30. rAKEABIBIiEAlONG. OR. TALMAGE DISCOURSES ON SUM MER VACATIONS. Admonishes tbe Pleasure Seekers Xot to Leave Religion Behind. Temptations Abound at "Watering Places. Copyright. Louis Klopsch, ISM. Washington. Aug. 20. At this sea son of the year, when all who can get a vacation are taking it, this discourse of Dr. Talmage is suggestive and ap propriate. The text is John v, 2, 3: "A pool, which is called iu the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of im potent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water." Outside the city of Jerusalem there was a sanative watering place, the popular resort for invalids. To this day there is a dry basin of rock which shows that there may have been a pool there 3G0 feet long, 130 feet wide and 75 feet deep. This pool was sur rounded by five piazzas, or porches, or bathing houses, where the patients tar ried until the time when they were to step into the water. So far as reiu vlgoratlon .was concerned It must have been a Saratoga and a Long Branch on a small scale, a Leamington and a Brighton combined medical and thera peutic. Tradition says that at a cer tain season of the year there was an officer of the government who would go down to that water and pour in it some healing quality, and after that the people would come and get the medication, but I prefer the plain statement of Scripture that at a cer tain season an angel came down and stirred up or troubled the water, and then the people came and goc the heal ing. That angel of God that stirred up the Judacan watering place had bis counterpart In the angel of healing who In our day steps Into the mineral waters of Congress, or Sharon, or Sul phur Springs, or into the salt sea at Cape May and Nahant, where multi tudes who are worn out with commer cial and professional anxieties, as well as those who are afflicted with rheu matic neuralgic and splenetic dis eases, go and are cured by the thou sands. These blessed Bethcsdas are scattered all up and dowu our country. The Vacation Senson. We are at a season or the year when rail trains are laden with passengers and baggage on their way to the moun tains and the lakes and the seashore. Multitudes of our citizens are away for a restorative absence. The city heats are pursuing the people with torch and fear of sunstroke. The long, silent halls of sumptuous hotels are all abuzz with excited arrivals. The antlers of Adirondack deer rattle un der the shot of city sportsmen. The trout make fatal snap at the hook of adroit sportsmen, who toss their spot ted brilliance into the game basket The baton of the orchestral leader taps the music stand on the hotel green, and American life has put on festal array, and the rumbling of the ten pin alley, and the crack of the ivory balls on the .green haized billiard ta bles, and the jolting of the barroom goblets, and the explosive uncorking of the champagne bottles, and the whirl and the rustle of the ballroom dance, and the clattering hoofs of the race course and other signs of social dis sipation attest that the season for the great American watering places is in full play. Music! Flute and drum and cornet-a-plston and slapping cym bals wake the echoes of the mountains. Glad am I that fagged out American life for the most part has an oppor tunity to rest and that nerves racked and destroyed will find a Bethesda. I believe In watering places. They recuperate for active service many who1 were worn out with trouble or overwork. They are national restora tives. Let not the commercial firm be grudge the clerk, or the employer the journeyman, or the patient the physi cian, or the church Its pastor, a season of Inoccupation. Luther used to sport tvlth ills children; Edmund Burke used to caress his favorite horse; Thomas Chalmers, in the dark hour of the church's disruption, played kite for recreation so 1 was told by his own daughter and the busy Christ said to the busy apostles, "Come ye apart awhile into the desert and rest your selves." And I have observed that they who do not know how to rest do not know how to work. But 1 have to declare this truth today that some of our fashionable watering places are the temporal and eternal destruction of "a multitude that no man can num ber," and amid the congratulations of tills season and the prospect of the de parture of many of you for the country I must utter a warning, plain, earnest and unmistakable. Take IUetj- Alonff. The first temptation that is apt to hover in this direction Is to leave your piety at home. You will send the dog nnd cat and canary bird to be well cared for somewhere else, but the temptation will be to leave your re ligion In the room with the blinds down and the door bolted, and then you will come back In the autumn to Drink Qraln-O After you have concluded that you ought not to drink cpffee. It Is not a medicine, mt doctors order It because it Is healthful invigorating and appetizing. It Is made, iroin pure grains, and has that rich m-hI-orown color and tastes like the nnest grade or enrree. nnd costs about one-quhrtcr hf much. Children like It nnd tlirlvc.ni lt,lie-p.-uise it Isn genuine food drink, coiitidnlii nothing hut nourishment. As.lt vntircrix-or or Grnin-O, the new food drink. 15 and Sic. (JjIWIIIiOlilQl) The 5c back, ff you want it, answers all questions about Fels-Naptha soap your gro cer is glad to pay it. rl & Co, makers, Phaidelphli. find that it is starved and suffocated, lying stretched on the rug stark dead. There Is uo surplus of piety at the wa tering places. I never knew auy one to grow very rapidly In grace at the Catskill Mountain House, or Sharon Springs, or the Falls of Montmorency. It Is generally the case that the Sab 'ath is more of a carousal than any f'ther day. and there are Sunday walks nnd Sunday rides and Sunday excur blons. Elders and deacons and minis ters of religion who are entirely con sistent at home, sometimes when the Sabbath dawns on them at Niagara Falls or the White mountains, take a day to themselves. If they go to the church,' it is apt to be a sacred parade, and the discourse. Instead of being a plain talk ahont the soul. Is apt to be whais called a crack sermon that Is, some discourse picked out of the ef fusions of the year as the one most adapted to excite admiration, and in those churches, from the way the ladies hold r.heir fans, you know that they are cot so much impressed with the heat as with the picturesnueness of half disclosed features. Four puny souls stand in the organ loft anil stjuall a tune that nobody knows, and wor shipers with. $2,000 worth of diamouds on the right hand drop a cent into the poor box, and then the benediction Is pronounced, and the faree Is ended. The toughest thing I ever tried to do was to be good at a watering place. The air is bewitched with the "world, ' how many come from the watering the flesh and the devil." There are places their health absolutely destroy Christlans who in three or four weeks ed! City simpletons boasting of bav in such a place have had such 'terrible Ing imbibed 20 glasses of Congress wa rents'made In their Christian robe that j ter before breakfast. Families aecus they had to keep darning it until ! tomed to go to bed at 10 o'clock at Christmas to get It mended. ! night gossiping until 1 or 2 o'clock In The health of a great many people the morning. Dyspeptics, usually very makes an annual visit to some mineral cautious about their health, mingling spring an absolute necessity, but take your Bible along with you and take an hour for secret prayer every day. though you be surrounded by guffaw and saturnalia. Keep holy the Sab-' bath, though they deride you as a bigoted Puritan. Stand off from gam bling hells and those other institutions which propose to imitate on this side the water the iniquities of Baden Baden. Let your moral and your im mortal health keep pace with your physical recuperation and remember that all the sulphur and chalybeate springs cannot do you so much good as the healing, perennial flood that breaks forth from the "Rock of Ages." This may he your hist summer. If so, make it a fit vestibule of heaven. Tnrf Abomination. Another temptation hovering around nearly all our watering places is the horse racing business. We all admire the horse, but we do not think that its beauty or speed ought to he cultured at the expense of human degradation. The horse race Is not of such Impor tance as the human race. The Bible Intimates that a man Is better thau a sheep, and I suppose he is better than a horse, though, like Job's stnllion, his neck be clothed with thunder. Horse races In olden times were under the ban of Christian people, and in our day the same Institution has come up under fictitious names. And it is call ed a "summer meeUng," almost sug gestive of positive religious exercises. And It is called an "agricultural fair," suggestive of everything that is im proving In the art of farming. But under these deceptive titles are the same cheating, and the same betting, and the same drunkenness, and the same vagabondage, and the same abomination that were to he found under the old horse racing system. I never knew a man yet who could give himself to the pleasures of the turf for a long reach of time and not be battered in morals. They hook up their spanking team and put on their sporting cap and light their cigar and take the reins and dash down on the road to perdition! The great day at Saratoga and Brighton Eeach and Cape May and nearly all the other wa tering places is the day of the races. The hotels are thronged, every kind of equipage Is taken up at an almost fab ulous price, and there are many re spectable people mingling with jock eys and gamblers and libertines and foul mouthed men and flashy women. The bartender stirs up the brandy smash. The bets run high. The greenhorns, supposing all Is fair, put in their money soon enough to lose it. Three weeks before the race takes place the struggle is decided, and the men in the secret know on which steed to bet their money. The men on the horses riding around long ago arrang ed who shall win. Leaning from the staud or from the carriage are men and women so absorbed iu the struggle of hone and muscle and mettle that they make a grand harvest for the pick pockets, who carry off the pocketbooks and the portemounaies. Men looking on see only a string of horses with their riders flying around the ring, hut there is many a man on that stand whose honor and domestic happiness ami fortune white mane, white foot, white flank are In the riutr, r.:clug with Inebriety and with fraud and with profanity nnd with ruin blsck neck, black foot, black flank. Neck and neck go the leaders In that moral Epsom. White horse of honor, black horse of ruin. Death says, "I will bet on the black horse." Spectator says, "I will bet on the white horse." The white horse of honor a little way For a SCMMEE COAST LINE NEW STEEL PASSENGER STEAMERS. SPEED, COMFORT and SAFETY. To Detroit, Mackinac, Georgian Bay, Petoskey, Chicago No other TJae offer a Panorama of ICO m'u. of .al Y.riet j mnd interest. Fnr Tripi per TTk Betwct a Toledo, Detroit and Mackinac Fv.rf Ttaj and Mrht BrliTfts Cleveland, Put-In-Bay and Toledo. rnosiir, "tite boo." burquettk mo DVLDT1I. lOIT IUTES Id rietaraiipu BatlliM lad H.lnro, Isflndlnc; HpU rbi! Btrlbi. Appro, troll, frvm muia im. ima i le.eijBO. 9iv.avf ii4, f tu. irera uclroll, 913.70. fcnd jc for Illustrated Pamphlet. Address, A A schntz, a. . . OCTItOIT, MICH. or Bee O. D. Honwlle. Tkt AgL, Dnlon ahead. The black horse of ruin, Satan mounted, all the time gaining on him. Spectator breathless. They put on the lash, dig Iu the spurs. There! They nre past the tand. Sure. Just as I expected It. The black horse of ruin has wou the nice, and the galleries of darkness "Huzza, huzza!" and the devils come in to pick up their wagers. Ah, my friends, have nothing to do with horse racing dissipations this summer! A Timely WnrninB. ago the English government Long got through looking to the turf for the dragoon and the light cavalry horse. They found out that the turf depre ciates the stock, and it is worse yet for men. Thomas Hughes, the mem ber of parliament and the author known all the world over, hearing that a new turf enterprise was being start ed iu this country, wrote a letter In which he said. "Heaven help you, then, for of all the cankers of our old civ ilization there Is nothing in this coun try approaching in unblushing mean ness, in rascality holding its head high, to this belauded institution of the British turf." Another famous sports man writes, "How many fine domains have been shared among these hosts of rapacious sharks during the last 200 years, and, unless the system be altered, how many more are doomed to fall into the same gulf?" With the bullfights of Spain and the hear bait ings of the pit may the Lord God an nihilate the infamous and accursed horse racing of England and America! I go further and speak of another temptation that hovers over the water ing place, and that is the temptation to sacrifice physical strength. The modern Bethesda, just like this Bethes da of the text, was intended to re cuperate the physical health, and yet ice creams and lemons and lobster salads and cocoanuts until the gastric Juices lift up all their voices of lamen- tation and protest. Delicate women and brainless young men dancing themselves into vertigo and catalepsy. Thousands of men and women coming back from onr watering places in the autumn with the foundations laid for ailments that will last them all their ' life long. You know as well as I do that this is the -simple truth. In the summer yon say to your good health: "Goodhy. 1 am golug to have a gay time now for a little while. I will be very glad to see you again In the au tumn." Then iu the autumn, when you are hard at work in your office or store or shop or counting room. Good Health will come in and say: "Goodhy. I am going." You say, "Where are you going?" "Oh," says Good Health, "I am going to take a vacation!" It Is a poor rule that will not work both ways, and your good health will leave you choleric and splenetic and ex hausted. You coquetted with your good health in the summer time, and your good health is coquetting with you Iu the winter time. A fragment of Paul's charge to the jailer would bo an appropriate inscription for the hotel register In every watering place.. "Do thyself uo harm." Society Artlficlnl. Another temptation hovering around the watering place Is the formation of hasty and lifelong alliances. The wa tering places are responsible for more of the domestic infelicities of this country than nearly all other things. combined. Society is so artificial there that no sure judgment of character can be formed. They who form com panionships amid such circumstances go into a lottery where there are 20 blanks to oue prize. In the severe tug of life you want more than glitter and splash. Life is not a ballroom, where the music decides the step and bow and prance and graceful swing of long train can make up for strong common sense. You might as well go among the gayly painted yachts of a summer regatta to find war vessels as to go among the light spray of the summer watering place to find character that can staud the test of the great strug gle of human life. Iu the battle of life you want a stronger weapon than a lace fan or a croquet mallet. The load of life is so heavy that in order to draw it you want a team stronger than that made up of a masculine grasshopper and a feminine butterfly. If there is any man iu the communi ty who excites my contempt and who ought to excite the contempt of every man and woman it is the soft handed, soft headed dude, who, perfumed until the air is actually sick, spends his summer in striking killing attitudes and waving sentimental adleux and talking infinitesimal nothings nnd find ing his heaven in the set of a lavender kid glove. 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Bronchitis and Incipient Consumption, Is The GERMAN REMEDY" Cures ftiroA -atvi Vutia &s.kpi kQs-.u, 4ru.. 25&50tte a man as that, and that Is tbe frothy young woman at the watering place; her conversation made up of French moonshine; what she has In her head only equaled by what she has on her back; useless ever since she was born and to be useless until she is dead un less she becomes an Intelligent Chris tian. We may admire music and fair faces and graceful step, but amid the heartlessness and the inflation and the fantastic influences of our modern wa tering places beware how you make lifelong covenants. Itanefal Literature. Another temptation that hovers over the watering place is that of baneful literature. Almost every one starting off for the summer takes some reading matter. It is a book out of the libra ry or off the bookstand or bought of the boy hawking books through the cars. I really believe there Is more pestiferous trash read among the In telligent classes lu July and August than in all the other ten months of the year. Men and women who at home would not be satisfied with a book that was not really sensible I Cud sitting on hotel piazza or under the trees reading books the index of which would make them blush If they knew that you knew what the book was. "Oh," they say, "you must have intellectual recreation!" Yes. There is no need that you take along to a watering place 'Hamilton's Metaphys ics" or some ponderous discourse on the eternal decrees or "Faraday's Philosophy." There are many easy books that are good. You might 'as well say, "I propose now to give a lit tle rest -to my digestive organs, and in stead of eating heavy meat and vege tables I will for a little while take lighter food, a little strychnine and a few grains of ratsbane." Literary poison in August is as bad as literary poison in December. Mark that. Do not let the frogs of a corrupt printing press Jump into your Saratoga trunk or White .mountain valise. Are there not good books that are easy to road books of entertaining travel, books of congenial history, books of pure fun, books of poetry, ringing with merry canto; books of fine engravings, books that will rest the mind as well as puri fy the heart ajd elevate the whole life? There will not be an hour between this and your, death when you can afford to read a book lacking in moral prin ciple. Another temptation hovering all around our watering places is intoxi cating beverages. I am told that it is becoming more" and more fashionable for women to drink. I care not how well a woman may dress, if she has taken enough of wine to flush her cheek and put a glassiuess on her eye she is drunk. She may be handed into a $2,500 carriage and have diamouds enough to astound the Tiffanys she is drank. She may be a graduate of the best young ladies' seminary and the daughter of some man In danger of being nominated for the presidency she is drum;. You may have a larger vocabulary than I have, and you may say in regr.rd to her that she is "con vivial," or she is "merry," or she is "festive," or she is "exhilarated," but you cannot with all your garlands of verbiage cover up the plain fact that it Is an old fashioned case of drunk. DangrerM of Tlitpllnir. Xow, the watering places are. full of temptations to men and women to tip ple. At the close of the tenpln or bil liard game they tipple. At the close of the cotillon they tipple. Seated on the piazza cooling themselves off they tip ple. The tinged glasses come around with bright straws and they tipple. First they take "light wines," as they call them, but "light wines" are heavy enough to debase the appetite. There is not a very long road between cham pagne nt 53 a bottle and whisky at 10 cents a glass. Satan has three or four grades down which he takes men to destruction. One mau he takes up and through one spree pitches him into eternal darkness. This Is a rare case. Very seldom, indeed, can you find a man who will be such a fool as that. Satan will take another man to a grade, to a descent at an angle about like the Pennsylvania coal shoot or the Mount Washington rail track, and fhove him off. But that Is very rare. When a man goes down to destruction, Satan brings him to a plane. It is al most a level. The depression is so light that you can hardly see It. The man does not actually know that he Is on the down grade, and it tips only a little toward darkness just a little. And the first mile it is claret, and the second mlie it Is sherry, and the third mile it Is punch, and the fourth mile It Is ale, and the fifth mjlo it Is whis ky, and the sixth mile It Is brandy, and thou It gels steeper and steeper nnd steeper until it Is Impossible to stop. "Look not thou upon the wine when It is red, when It giveth Its color In the cup. when It nioveth itself aright. At the last it biteth like a ser pent and stlngeth like an adder." The Snfe Shelter. Whether you tarry at homo which will be quite as safe and perhaps quite as comfortable or go Into the coun try, arm yourself against temptation. The grace of God Is the only safe shel ter, whether in town or country. There are watering places accessible to nil of Relief DR. HABTEtS BOOK. for Women Hen trre. In plain, MaledenTBlopft. Write to-day for this Book, containing Partlcu l&ra and Testimonials ot DR. MARTEIa French Femali Piils. Praised by thousands of satisfied Udlee as safe, always reliable and without an eqo&L KoldhTsvlfflrnirsiRtalnmftt&lhnT'. Prenrh (taff onto OD In Blue. Whitan t...:. .j.T.". tr . .rr -z--r .tv- - nOiaDTkllUI Yrencb Drus Co-,88Ufc SB3 Pearl St.. Hew York Cttr. Diue, w nii anu tiea. iae no ouer. sC us. You cannot open a book of the Bible without finding out some such watering place. Fountains open for sin and uncleanness. Wells of salva tion. Streams from Lebanon. A flood struck out of the rock by Moses. Fountains in the wilderness discover ed by Hagar. Water to drink and wa ter to bathe in. The river of God, which Is full of water. Water of which If .a, man drink he shall never thirst. Wells of water in the valley of Baca. Living fountains of water. A pure river of water as clear as crys tal from under the throne of God. These are watering places accessible to all of us. We do not have a labori ous packing up before we start only the throwing away of our transgres sions. Xo expensive hotel bills to pay. It Is "without money and without price." Xo long and dusty travel be fore we get there, it is only one step away. In California in five minutes I walk ed around and saw ten fountains all bubbling up, and they were all dif ferent, and in five minutes I can go through this Bible parterre and find you 50 bright, sparkling fountains bub bling up Into eternal life healing and therapeutic. A chemist will go to one of these summer watering places and take the water, and analyze It. and tell you It contains so much of Iron, and so much of soda, and so much of lime, and so much of magnesia. I come to this gospel well, this living fountain, and analyze the water, and I find that Its ingredients are peace, pardon, for giveness, hope, comfort, life, heaven. "Uo, every one that thirsteth, come ye" to this watering place! Crowd around this Bethesda. Oh, you sick, you lame, you troubled, you dying, crowd around this Bethesda! Step "in it, oh, step in it! The angel of the covenant today stirs the water. Why do you not step In It? Some of you are too weak to take a step In that direction. Then we take you up In the arms of prayer and plunge you clear under the wave, hop ing that the cure may be as sudden and as radical as with Captain Naa man, who. blotched and carbuncled, stepped into the Jordan nnd after the seventh dive came up, his skin roseate complexioncd as the 9esh of a little child. A SONG. Ah, what Is better than this, my dear, What Ss better than this 5 The thought of a night which has lost its way Between tomorrow and yesterday : The fall ot the tide and the cray of the sea. And a gnll that circlcth endlessly ; The breath from a wind which bloweth well; X Rll that hnstcth new ports to te'I: II aught Is better than this, my dear, I find it not here, I find it not here. Blanche Trask in "The Land ot Sunshine." JUST A CURTAIN FIRE. It Was In GlrlM llimrilliiir School mid Did CouiiiliciitPi! llaiuiiKe. A fire in a skyscraper may be thrill ing, but for dramatic episodes and un expected complications a liro in a girls' boarding school surpasses it. The board ing school lire is usually what is known among insurance men as a curtain fire, but a curtain fire in a girls' school is more exciting and caus-es more casual ties than an ordinary blaze anywhere else. One evening last week two girls, who occupy a microscopic hall bedroom in a swell up town school, took the globes ,oE the gas fixtures for hair curling pur poses and left them off, because it was easier to do that than to put them on again. Then the girls raised to . window a trifle in order to cool the room and dutifully sat down to write home let ters. The inevitable happened, and when girl number one poised her pen in the air and glanced around tho room in search of inspiration she saw the curtains in a blaze. She screamed. Girl number two looked around and echoed the scream. Then, with promptitude and discretion, both girls fainted. The screams had attracted the attention of the other girls, who rushed to the scene and then did various and sundry stunts, according to their several dispositions. One fainted, several wept, a few ran out of the house, and tho rest shonted for the one man on the premises. When he arrived, things looked rather hopeless. Curtains and woodwork were blazing finely. The floor was littered with prostrate forms, and when three gills have fainted on the floor of a hall bedroom there isn't much space in the room for promenading. Tho man picked his way across the prostrate forms and ordered all the girls who were not in a dead faint to leave the room, but they didn't go until he lost bis. temper and spoke with n force which isn't common in boarding school circles. Then they fled; bnt, unluckily, there was an ene my in the rear. A vigorous and practi cal woman from Texas had been inspir ed to go after some water. Returning in mad haste with a large pitcherfnl of water borne triumphantly aloft, she collided with the reheating forces at tho door. The pitcher struck the leader of the retreat squarely in the face and knocked ont two of her front teeth, whereupon the injured girl made the fainting trio a quartet and the water carrier dropped her pitcher and went into violent hysterics. Hysteria, as boarding school teachers know to their sorrow, is contagions, and the one case touched off tho crowd. By tho time teachers arrived, upon the scene the fire was out, but the snrvivors were in a bad way. It was necessary to put nine-tenths of the school to bed and order wholesale doses of bromide. Even now the girls insist that they haven't recovered from the shock .sufficiently to do hard studying, and tho victims of the water pitcher are both under the care of trained nurses. As for the man. he gave up his place the next day and confided to tho cook that ho was going to look for iv job in a lunatic asylum whero lus boarding school experience wonldboof value to him. New lork Sun. Where They "linns: Ont." "I was traveling through a thinly set tled district up the country some time ago," said a drummer who can't tell a lie when he sees one, "and luul occasion to Btop nt a small town off the line of the road. The only vehicle I could get nt the station was a ramshackle buggy driven by an old darky, and ns we snniled up the rond I amused myself by putnpim: him about people nnd things. Finally it occurred to me to get some pointers on the best place to lodge. " 'Look here, uncle,' I said, 'where do folks generally hang out here?' "The old man gave n sudden start and glared nt me with evident apprehension. " 'Well, boss,' he replied in a honrse whisper, 'they mos' gener'Iy haugs out on that thnr big clies'nnt tree yonder, sec ond lim' from th bottom.' "New Or-: leans Times-Democrat. You need a doctor many times when you don't call one. You say to vourself, "Oh I'm not sick. I'll feel all rightafterawhtle anil doctors visits are expensive." And so you work along: endur ing your pain till the pain puts you in bed and then the doctor comes. M a y b e he helps you maybe not. But his bill follows just the same. Why not avoid both severe sickness and bills by writing to Dr. K. V. Pierce, BufTalo, N. Y. Write fully stating all your symptoms and Dr. Pierce will prescribe for you free of charge. lie is chief consulting phy sician to the great and world - famed Invalids ShtKaidoicninUd. Hote, and Surgical in stitute and when you write to him you are consulting one of the most experienced and successful specialists in the world. In his thirty years' constant practice Dr. Pierce has tried and proven the marvelous efficacy of certain prescriptions of his and these are on sale by all dealers in medicines. Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery is a cure for diseases of the throat, lungs, blood and nerves. It works on the stomach, liver, bowels and kid neys. It is a tonic, alter ative and blood-maker. Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription is a speci fic for all diseases of women. Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets cure biliousness and constipation and so help to cure nearly every disease of mankind. Miss Emma Lee, of Wilii ford. Sharp Co.. Ark., writes; "I was suffering severely and tried several doctors but received only very little relief Your medicines have done won ders for me. I had bron chitis, catarrh, and also female complaiut. As soon as I had taken the first flf! jenr feafrnrnT1 L fffiji cine was helping me. Sm " "My ? Mcr lias also taken ' p,f!""- ' Favorite Prescription.' She was dowu m bed and could not walk and now fihe goes where she r ' ?r.es." N. M.WCYRIOK ATTORHEY-AT-LAW Office, Second floor, Palmer Block. No. 168 S. Main st. rirst stairway north of the I.O.O.F. Temple. - The Dixon Transfer Co. Coal, Transfer and Uvary Packing, moving and storing of goods. Coaches, coupes and carriages for funerals, weddings, parties and callings. 123 aid lis Of roll si , Nn. " Iron and Brass Castings For Every Purpose, A. Adarrt n. Exchange and Water Streets. G ro" rs of fVi ne Catawba Pure, Catawba A, Port, Sweet, Ives Seedling... Alwsy on hand. All orders prcmrtly filled. Special attention given to all mall orders. SCHAEDLER & RHEIN, Kelly's Island, 0. The Eitchie Coal Co. the place to buy your. Coal for the next 30 days. Prices down. RITCHIE COAL CO. Tel. 5oG. 110 W. Market st. A. O. ELLIS 3. a -, I moving vans, general I - s j learning and trans- i forrlng. parcel and tru: iiiut delivery, reed stable. PociDt service. Donular nrlces Office corner Canal and Cherry streets. i eiauie 3U unerry street. -roi. sts: jSJi"' 1 "2"S3i! Frank N. Fuchs, Transfer Coal, transfer and general teaming, rubber tire coaches for funerals, weddings, dances, moving Tans, wagonettes, band wagons. 106 Lincoln St., Tel. 564. J: K. WILLIAMS Machine Shop General Machine Work of All Kinds Clay Working Machinery for Stoneware a Suecialtv. CASPAR 23IMTI Manufacturer of all kinds of brushes. Orders promptlv attended to. 165 S. MAIN ST. AKKON, O. CLAMS 3 LOBSTERS AT TME BANK CAFE, The Finest Restaurant In Atron. MEALS SERVED AT ALL HOURS. FIRE IMPORTED AKD DOMESTIC Ao-fc Goods & Cigars Under Central S-vlsss Bank, JOS-SIM KO-RBSn, Fr-c Rostock E-ous 125 North High street Best of Accommodations Board by day or week J -J Rates 'P1 $19.15 to Mackinac Island and Return, Including meals and berths. For further information enquire of C. D. Honodle, Union depot. Tel. 42. Low Rates to Philadelphia Account G. A. R. Encampment Via P. & W. and P. & O. R. R. through car lino via Harper's Ferry, "Washington and Baltimore. Dates of 'sale Sept. 1 to 4 inclusive. Rate 111 round trip, limit Sept. 12, subject to extension until Sept. 80 upon pay ment of 50 cents extra. Stopovers nt at Cherry Run, Washington nnd Baltimore allowed goinjr, returning Securo sleoper early. For further information, timo of trains, see C. D. Honodle, ticket agent. Union dopot. Summer Tourist Tickets Via Great Lakes now on sale. For tickets and full information see C. D. Honodle, Union depot, agent D. & C. S. N. Co., O. & B. line. Anchor lino, Merchants' line, Northern Transit Co., Northern Steamship Co. y m 1UILROAD TIME TABLES Dally; all ethsra dally sretpt Bunds. Control Standard Tim. OLXVELAND, AKRON A COLUMBDB Union Depot, Market St. Golnfe North. Oolnmbm eipran liOoam Prom Mlllersbarg only 10:OT am Colnmbui last mull U cm Going South. Col.-Cln. faat mall f :5S om Ne.J7t No. SS No. St No. !f rxo.ro To Mlllersburg oaly. :45pm No. H Col.-Cln. express (-rt) . 0:07 pin ERIE RAILKOXD CO. Erlo Depot, Mill it. TUns Card: Deo. 11, WS8. Going WeiU No l Express . .. , No .H Limited veatlbnls Ml No 15 To Akron onlv. 8:54 pro. 7:0 am 8:3) am Xo 13 Huntington tpeclal (ff), 2: rm a 2 pr.i 8:0 am No St Accommodation Uoing Esit. No S Limited vestlbul. . 1:!9 am . 8:54 am 12:50 pm jno jzt . Express. No 4 New York special . o 18 unautauqua express , :25 p;,i (ft) Except Monday and days alter noli days. C, T. AV. B. B. Going North. How. 8t. Union Dspot. Sapot. :5am :J5sin Eut Akron. 9:CMom 8:10 am 12:41pm 4 :Sa pm 8:17 pm 8:19 mi, 12:2:i.'i 5:07 m ll:Spm 8.-Crtp:' No4f No it No S No lot No S No Tt No S No 9 No 5t No t7t 9:20am 9:05 am :10Dm 1:00 om S:13um :t5nm 8:25 pm 8:15 pm Going South. 8:42 am 9:06 om 121 pm 12:18 pm 4:20 pm 4:55 pm 10:54 pm 11:15 pm 7:SS pm 7:COpm WHEELING 4 LAKE ERIK RT. Myron T. Herrlck, Robert Sllckensderter, receivers. Time card: Not. 17, 18C3. Nol NoW NoS am Toledo (Union depot)LT 7:15 Hpancer 10:15 Lodl 10:31 Ornston 10:49 um 1:20 4:23 4:40 4:54 Orrvllle 11:18 5:19 5:48 pm am 320 S:40 8:20 MusslIIon .. .11:50 Valloy Junction.. Wheeling -12:45 Ar8:25 No4t Lv 8:30 am 8:00 8:50 9:20 9:45 No6 100 am 1225 pm 1:50 222 2:49 S:C3 8:1S ttsa Wheeling ... Valley Junction- Masslllon Orrvllle ... Creston.. Lodl. 10:00 Spencer J0:15 Tolsdo (Union depot)Ar 1:20 pm a.. Lt. aoota General Trafflo Manager. J. F. Townsend, Assistant General Passenger Agent. THE NORTHERN OHIO RAILROAD. Time Card. Dee. 19. 1808. Depot North Main Street. Depart No. 1 7:50 am " No. 11 . 5:00 pm Arrive No. 2 420 pm No.l2 J2:15 am PITTSBURG t WESTERN R. R. Union Depot, Market street. Leavs forth East. No. t Vestibule Umlted. 125am No. 4t Pittsburg STprasi g;io an No. 4 Pittsburg mall.... 1:10 pm No. 10 Washington Express from C T.4V.R.R. Howard St. station mo pm Arrive from tho East. No. t western mall. .11:53 cm No.47f Chicago exDresss. . 7:25 pin No. 6t Vestlbulo limited No. 8 Cloy. Express, ar. O. R. Howard st. station 11:0 pm T.4 V. , ,, 9 :83 am BALTIMORE & OHIO. Union Depot. Depart West. No. St Vostlbulo limited No. 7 Akron-Chicago fast mail. No. 47 Cbleato xpress Arrive from tho wost. ll:15an. 10:10 am 720 pro ao. 0 vestibule limited 120 am .W..W, - --- ..... .j.. M .limn v.ww. No. 1 Ohloato-Akron fast stall 8:10 pm 7f. JJU TMf, ,., T,Maa :05 am THE NORTHERN OHIO TRACTION CO. The A., B. C. Route. Waiting Room. North Howard St. Time Card. 3Iay 27,1899. Cars leave Akron 5:30 n.m.. every half hour; 0:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. and at 8, 9 and 10::S0 p.m. Leave Cleveland 5 n.m every half hour; 6 a.m. until 8 pan and at 9. 10 and 11:10 pjn. THE EMPIRE OF THE SOUTH. Second Edition A Beautifully Illustrated Book Full of Important Information. The First Edition of the "Empire of the South" havingbeen exhausted, a Second Edition is now ready for distribution. It is a handsome volume of about 200 pages descriptive of the South and its vast resources, beautifully illus trated, and regarded by critics as the most complete production of its kind that has ever been published. Persons wishing to secure this work will please enclose to the undersigned 25 cents per copy, which amount ap proximates the cost of delivery. Re mittances may be made in stamps or otherwise. Address all communications on this subject to W. A. TURK, General Passenger Agent, Southern Railway, Washington, D. C. Southern Literature. Interesting literature regarding the south is now being distributed by the Southern Railway "Southern Homes" folders, large map folders, "Land of the Sky" booklets, "South ern Fields," "Minerals and Mines" books, etc., mailed free to any ad dress. "The Empire of the South," a very handsome volume of about 200 paces, profusely illustrated, also issued by the Southern Railway and sent to any address upon receipt of 25 cents, which amount approxi mates cost of delivery. Address, WM. H. TAYLOE, Assistaut General Passenger Agent, Southern RyM Louisville, Ky. Buckley Post Special to Philadelphia. Sunday, Sept 3rd, via C, A. & C. and Pennyslvannia lines. Train will leave Union Depot 2:30 p. m., arrive Philadelphia 5:30 a.m. No change of cars. Rate $11 round trip, limit Sept. 12, subject to extension until Sept 30, upon payment of 50 cents. Stonoverstroincrandreturninsrallowed at Baltimore. Washington and one other station eastof Pittsburg. Order sleeping space early. For further information see C. D. Honodle, Tkt, Agt., Union Depot. Low Rates to Philadelphia. Account ol G. A. R. Encampment. Via lVfcW. and B.&O.R.R. through car lino via Harper's Ferry, Wasli intrton and Baltimore. Dates of sale Sept. 1 to 4. inclusive. Rate $11.00 round trip. Limit Sept. 12. subject to extension until Sept. SO upon pay ment of 50 cents extra. Stop overs at Cherry Run, Washington and Balti more allowed going and returning Securo sleeper early. For further information, time of train, etc., see C. D. Honodle, ticket agent, Union depot. Buckley Post Special to Philapslphla. Sunday Sept 3rd, via C, A. fc C. and Pcnnsvlvania lines. Train will leave Union Depot 2:30 p. m., arrive Philadelphia 5:30 a. m. No change of cars. Rate $11 round trip. Limit Sept 12, subject to extension until Sept. 30, upon payment of 50 cents. Stopovers going and returning allowed at Baltimore, Washing ton and one other station east of Pittsburg. Order sleep ing car space early. For further information see C. D. Honodle, Tkt, Agt., Union Depot. tW"l