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I Mandy's
Memorandum
By Rose Selyw-Miller
--opyrllgt, 112. by A.sriated Luterary' PrIs)
Mandy Harrison carefully padded
the bottom of the egg crate with pa
pers. slipped the proper square of
pasteboard over the padding, put the
egg filer in place, and mechanically
dropped the great creamy-shelled eggs
Into their compartments, carefully dis
carding those not clean, imperfect in
shell shape. and thosv" that were small.
"Two dozen unavailable:' she sighed
as she dropped the last perfect egg in
place. 'Two dozen not fit to send. and
sixteen, seventeen dozen and eleven
that are." She paused thoughtfully.
"It'll take two or three days to get
enough to finish filling the case. Hens
aren't laying so good now. all want to
set or have chickens. and I'm owing
installmnents on 'most everything!"
Mandy caught up a scrap of bent card
board, which had slipped from amongst
the papers, discovered that it was a
picture of herself, which had suc
cumbed to the attack of some infant
visitor. She began to scribble.
Installments. I've got to pay:
Father's coffin .................$1.00
Doctor's bill ................... 1.00
Ditto on shoes for Sammy ....... 1.00
Ditto on wine for ma ........... 1.00
Shingles for leak ................ 1.00
Putting same on................. 1.00
$6.00
"Dear. dear!' she sighed. "The eggs
will only net enough to pay those
things, not a cent over. even if I get
twenty cents for them, and likely's not
they won't fetch more than eighteen
cents a dozen." Mandy stared at the
list before her, but the items remained
fixed, not one vanished under her se
vere scrutiny. "Well, take it, take it
all-you old figures you!" then turn
ag the card she began writing on the
other end of It. Things I want:
I want a new dimity dress with pink
rose buds in it
I want a big ribbon for my hair.
I want a pair of stockings, absolute
ly whole.
A pair of pumps with high heels.
A piece of chiffon to fix my old hat
I want Jim Patterson to come back.
She wrote furiously, punctuating
each item with a decisive period at the
end, indulging herself just once in her
bare Mfe the luxury of mute expre- i
slon. She paused after re-reading,
Bdshed to the heavy waves of her dark
hatr, gave the carboard a vicious twist
which rent it in two and flung it aside,
crushed the remaining egg fillers into
the anfilled space of the crate, gath
ered up her baskets, and rushed down
cellar. She came up with a pan of
potatoes, which she proceeded to make
ready for dinner. So busy was she
with her thoughts of the last item on
her list, that she forgot everything
else; lost in the remembrance of her
simple happy life, before her father
had died and Jim Patterson had gone
away. Jim had come to see her as
naturally as the morning sun shone
Into the kitchen window, but-well.
tim had gone to the city to advance
his fortunes Jim had written, but
his letters were not a bit like Jim,
and finally she had stopped answer
1ng them, not because she had ceased
to care, but because she cared too
much and felt too proud to continue
what seemed to her to be a one-sided
eorrespondence. Mandy's face flush
ed, sad she peeled the potatoes fiere
ly. flung them into their rinsing with
a splash that splattered the water over
her tace and on to the clean floor
beside her.
"Well, for the mercy's sake, Mandy
Harrlsoun!" chided a voiee from the
doorway. "What spite you got ·alanst
those potatoes? The way you're pn
Ishng them, e s would tMank you'd a
merutal grse agast them!" Good.
fst Mrs. Morris rolled into the kitch
em, drew a chair near the egg crate
sat down ad ited her basket to her
ample lap.
"Ive st got a fit of the tantrum
rumps." Mandy explained lucidly.
"You've bee crylg.," Mrs. Morris
eemsed aghast, for she had never
ee the brave, high-spirited Mandy
cry. "You've never made a fms
about anythlns."
'Tm not cryting-it's lust the water
splashed into my face,"'andy retort
ed. plunging the potatoes Inte the bet
) tie of billing water with a dash.
Mrs. Morris, notinl the surging col
er in the gir's cheehks, shifted her
gase to the basket she held, sayting
geatly, "m wonderinlg, Mandy, if it
l't about time you'll be shipping a
eralo ao eBs. Ive a few here I don't
knoew what to do. with, 'anless oull
let me tuck them Into yoar box hera
Ye man help me with my new dress
Mana."
"Il help you wIth your dress,"
Mainy respoded warmly, "but you
Just trade your eggs out for groceries
I ship mie becaus eI ust have ta
have the money to pay my instah
masts If I ever do get thinss pa 4
ll never get aythig more thai
way-though It has ben awftll -ood
ot the trade' ieople to let me pay hi
Ittles; but them's never a a eat ahead
iThere be," Ms. Morris as
oued easerlaMy. "Now I'm at
peowrss to pay tor cutetin my drum
se 1i Ijet salp tlhes er into te
asn. You', r t berm to k eat ed
he s pe heavily, as ahe ear
Usr-l alid the e late the 1illes
sd after the last spee was flbe
she e eght up t~ ter photo(raph
.nw the bck of which Mandy had
made her memorandum, and tucked it
well dows in the crate to tight. u
CHARTER
OFr IAutsxA& lIrUTIArtr Missas
UNITED SiA OF Lumr OA, i ANTI,
OP WUIINIINA, CITY Or NEW OR
(BUAS, PArIaB OF O.EMA8.
e tIt hams, that s this taleteseab d
-war 4ead me tusad alas headiud am
twelve sad et the Iandpemdeace of the Unit
ed States et A mrise, tse a hmaed an
thlrty-eveth, · t a me, .Auuts G. WB
I s, a msiy mbl~i sa ud for the pr
s at Or,1m, lta uh or lisas, dly cena
mesmed sad qalisd and is a th psese
slight looseness, which might tend to
an undue shaking of the eggs. "There
-that's as tight as Deacon Pettybut
t*um's purse strings. Now you nail it "
up and I11 have Hiram take it along I
to town this afternoon."
"You're an angeL" Mandy declared tl
rapturously as she caught the ample h
figure in her young arms and squeez- 5
ed it vigorously. ":'llI cut your dress
this very day while mother takes her 5'
nap."
"Huggings like that can't be called b
real hygienic," Mrs. Morris gasped. i
"but they're mighty warming to the
heart."
On the following Saturday Mandy
received an astounding check for her
eggs, and a brief letter of explana
tion:
"Dear Madam-C
"Your eggs are of such fancy qual
ity 1 have closed them out to special
customers, and have contracted for
all you can send in future. Guarantee
a price as fancy as the eggs them
selves. etc."
Mandy gazed at the check. Twelve
dollars! Why. that's forty cents a
dozen! I'11 be able to buy everything.
for mother and Sammy!" According
to her custom she began making swift I
figures on a scrap of paper. She "
crossed out items and replaced them t
with others, until she had a list. the *
amount of which tallied with the face r
of the amazing check.
"See. mother:" Mandy cried, racing I
into the room where her mother lay.
propped in a big chair with many t
pillows. "See' My check, my letter L
and my list!"
Mrs. Harrison smiled at the girl's
bright chatter, took the check limply,
raised herself a little, read the letter
and sat upright, then she caught the I
memorandum Mandy had prepared:
"But daughter!" she protested. wip
ping her eyes, "there isn't single thing i
for yourself-you've just got to get I
some things for yourself!"
"I will," replied Mandy promptly.
'next time. I'm going to buy up the t
neighborhood eggs, and sell them I
fancy; I'll be a bloated bondholder be
fore long, and you'll see the ribbons
and things I'll buy myself, but you're
going to have a hammock and a few
things you need before I begin to lux
uriate." Mandy kissed her mother ec
statically. "Itll be just heaven to
have you around again."
Mandy drove into town that after
'noon, spending her money happily,
though she did shed tears when the
doctor refused further payment for
his services.
"Everybody is so good," she mur-'
mured, as she started down the main
street towards home. She was halted
by the railroad tracks, the evening
passenger train having roiled in.
Mandy always liked to watch the
train and the people who traveled up
on it. She was frankly interested in
the drift of people who went past her
on the sidewalk just beyond the road
Swhere her horse was halted. Sudden
Sl across her vision rose the figure of
a man, like, yet unlike the one of
whom she had long dreamed. The
man caught her look, paused, stepped
forward, then hurried to the buggy
I where the girl sat dasedly looking at
him.
"This is surely my lucky day!" cried
Jim Patterson's well-known, well-loved
volce. "I'm going home with you if
you'll let me Mandy." Jim dropped a.
bundle into the buggy, thrust his suit
case under the set, and located a big,
box in front.
"Why, Jim!" Mandy gasped, as he
masterfully caught the lines from her
limp hand. giving that band a warm
pressure as he did so. He chirruped
to the horse until that willing cre
ture took a pace beyond anything
within his recent experience.
Not until the vacant country road
was reached did Jim permit the slack
ening of the horse's pace "Now,
Mandy," said Jim, winding the lines
over the dashboard, allowing the
horse to drive himself, "1 want to
know why you stopped writing to me
I thought you'd forgottoen me."
"I didan't forget-" Mandy stam
mered, "but I thought-"
"You didn't have any reon to
think. You know pm no writer. Im
Just dumb before a sheet of paper, but
rm not toagJtid Say, I've got a
present for you, and I hope you'll like
It for 'twas bought to your own or
der." Jim foraged for the great bun
die. "Look here!' He unrolled before
Mandy's astonished gase, a piece of
shimmering white silk, scattered and
bordered with the most delicate doe
stgn in pink roese buds. "And here's
a pair of pamps."
"They're white!" cried Mandy," uas
she touched the dainty things ten
derly.
"This box of stuf a saleslady I
Sknow packed up for me. I told her I
wanted the sort of things a real lady
would want for her wedding outfit,"
I Jim laughed happily "Say, Mandy!"
"How did you ever know, Jim?"
Jim's face became grave uas he drew
from his pocket a bit of torn card
board, piecing it together carefully.
S"Do you remember when that plcture
was taken?"
S"Yes," she quavered, "but I deo't
C know how you ever got hold of it."
, Then a revealing flash came to her.
t "Oh! 'twas Mrs. Morris! She stufed
8 that in to tighten the fllers tn the
y egg crate."
• "'Twas Provideneo," said Jim. "TV
done just great and though I don't
Svery often unpack the eggs, I did
Scmhance on that crate, thank have!"
give Liberally to Religon.
1 Americans are the most lberal eon
tributOrs to religion i the world. In
S addition t6 providing $12,000,0W a
year for the rdemption of the heathen
of other lands, they give to the
* churches the munieent sum of $127.
000,000 a year for their support and
maintenance.
of act 78 .t 1104, la such ease made
hereby forn te lvese lat s osute
themselves a oporatlon, sad do, by the
articles Incorpmration hereinafter at out
G re ud bind themselvs, as wqlas all
such permsous uas may hereafmter as -
elated wiUth them, to her sad mt
-uas follows:
- The uammeof thb cjmte shall be
*" lusinsa Iterstate I Compaay,"
-sd by that me it sal be kneown ad
eia shlenl T perapte ec agle ad exist
eae ser term et alstaske yesam t-
at ster the de tet al~es s nmr m
sd LAs sch eparatia R dsh se
s au sel; tso eag esm e s
s m.m .mmains, em, ims, se
Queen Eliabeth.'s Pedllgree.
One of the most interesting curld .
ties at Hatfleld is the pedigree of Ells
abeth, which is to be seen in the gal.
lery. Those intrusted to make out
the document wisely discovered that
her descent could be traced through
every important person, and especial
ly through every beautiful person. (4
straight back to Adam and Eve. It
is on record that the Virgin Queen
highly commended the work.-London v
Evening Standard. p
England's Last Tollgate.
The distinction of being the last toll- i
r te in England is now claimed by a s
gate in the Cambridgeshire Fens, one
and a half miles from Chatteris, on
the main road to Somersham. The gate
stands in the middle of a section of
about two hundred yards, once pri.
rately owned, and was erected over 0
two hundred years ago. It was eventu d
ally purchased by a London company
for $10,000. t
Love Element in Writer's Lives. P
5 Alfred de Musset's love for irrespon- I
t ive George Sand gave his thoughts c
S such an extraordinary elevation that n
3 he wrote many brilliant poems in con- s
e sequence. Chaucer sang the praises of
e many queens, but his one great love t
was Philippa Plcard de Rouet, the -
I Lady-in.Waiting to Queen Anne of Bo- c
hemie. He waited nine years to marry a
F her, but made it a matter of complaint t
r in several poems. t
The Downtrodden Farmer.
r An Ottawa man heard that a farm- t
e Er wanted to sell a motor car. He r
sympathized with the poor farmer ,
. and his family because they were L
g forced to part with the machine for I
.t financial reasons, he believed, and
went out to the farm to buy it. The c
farmer was not at home, but his daugh. -
e ter was there. "I came out to buy a
n your car." he said. "Which one?"
t. asked the girl.-Kansas City Star. '
s t
Pleasant for the Wife.
Some time ago the wife of an as.
sistant state officer gave a party to
oa lot of old maids of her town. She
asked each one to bring a photo of
the man who had tried to woo and
wed her and had been jilted by her.
Each of the old maids brought a photo
and they were all pictures of the same
man, the hostess' husband.-Kansas
SCity Journal.
Character Revealed by Eye
6 Gray eyes denote creative tempersa
• ment, but not always honesty. What
the novelists and poets term the cold.
P gray eye is considered to be a sign of
n selfishness and cruelty, though it often
sr denotes shrewdness and talent. Very
- clever people whose eyes are gray gen*
n- erally have small spots of orange in
DIthe iris round the pupil
of
e
p4 Double Meaning.
ly "Umbrellas Recovered," was a signi
at .hat attracted our attention the other
day. But only for a minute! We
Id shook our heads sadly and walked on.
ea It would take a whole galaxy of clait.
i voyants and a large squad of deteo.
a tives to get back a few of our lost:
it ones-News Letter.
is,
FIlls the Bill.
he "A sentence with the word expoe
or are," the teacher demanded, and a
sturdy boy put up his hand. "If you
fellows don't quit your grafting I'Ull
exposure," he quoted grandiloquently
from the noted reform lecturer he hadI
w, Mule to Be Reckoned With.
es "Is you Swine ter let that mewel do
he as he pleases?" asked Uncle Ephrlam's
to wife. "Wha's you' will power?" "My
e. will power's all right," he answered.
"You jest want ter come out hyar an'
Smasure dis here mewel's won't pow
to
Rt Rural Education.
aRural education fails, according to ,
ke report presented to the National Cour
r. oil of Education. Give the little red
. school house a square deal. Is educa
Stion anywhere a perfect and unmistak.
of able success?-New York Tribune. I
ad
His Only Chance.
Poet (raising his glass)-"A glort
oe fluid! A whole poem is con.
a talned in It." Skeptical Prlend--"Them
n- in heaven's name, swallow it dowsn
I quick."-Meggendorfer Blaetter.
ri
S Explainlng Away the Factg.
t." Well-bred people now do not talk
r!" about "the world, the flesh and the
devil;" they spcak of the "environ.
n meant, heredity and circuamstances."
rd- ID. L. Moody.
Very Ancient Form of Resapct.
et The bow as a mark of respect is a
It" custom used by nearly all nations, and
. one that had its origin in ancieat
led time.
the
Sad Case.
Ev Kadeker-"Dld the candidate get
"t rattled Bocker-"Yes, he told the
bables they lied and kissedl the mar
Swho ran agalast hIm."
- K Known Species of lmets.
Cosaiderably more than 2O.W0 sp.
aratrke specie of insects are known and
the
2. New Zaa.drs Fend of Tobace.
-ad New Zealanders consume morethan
ieven bounds of tobacco pe" capita pee
rear.
ad| aad oterwias deal rest and perosal pop
do erty; to have and employ suceh directors,
ute olcem, maagers, agents and other em
the ployees as the besie laterest and coave
St, alence of the said corporation may require:
ll to ezecute eads, notes and other oblIga
io- tions aud to secure the sme by morLage
as lor otherwie; to make and establish ech
and by-laws, rules and regoulations for the or
rth, mpoeamagemet and conetrol of the at
ot r thteles as may he necessary.
be The domicile of this esesenrtios shall be
y," Ia the New Orleas, stteet o L
and Iasu all eitis oer oth er islel pre
t-I eems shal be served mon the preslet sad
r is the event of his almes or bhaity to
_ Iot trem say ease, spes the eretay of
-e ASTCIC I.L
Janet's hi
Economy :
b1i Jats Osborn el
Iig
(. (Copyright, 1912. by Associated Literary
t Press.)
a "It's this way, John." said Janet di
Ware, in response to John's fifth pro- t,
posal of marriage. "I just won't
marry-you nor anybody else-yet.
I shouldn't be satisfied to settle down b,
in the town where I've grown up and a
see the same things and the same
people for the rest of my life. You s1
understand. don't you, John?" o
The repulsed John looked as if he
did not understand and did not wish 14
to understand Janet's reasoning. The e
only thing in the world he could un- a
derstand was that he was in love
with Janet.
"No, Janet." he answered, "I hardly d
think you can expect much sympathy tl
from me. If you'd marry me, I'd L
promise some day to take you abroad. E
. I'd work hard and save; I know I
is could do it. Anyway, how can you go fi
it now? Your father can't afford to
n. send you." h
Af "Of course he can't; but I've got
-e the best plan! You see, there are a
te seven of us-and I'm the oldest. And a
o. of course, with such a big family. ,
ry mother has never had time to keep r
at up with the modern sort of scientific r
housekeeping. You know. I took a
course in domestic science."
"Yes." admitted John.
"Well, of course, I can see where
• there's a lot of wasted effort and
te money in this household," continued
'r Janet sagely. "Now, I'm going to
re keep house for a year and father says
,r I can have what I save."
id Janet hesitated to watch the effect
* of her startling statement on John,
i- but the effect was not encouraging,
17 and she went on:
"In the first place, I'll dismiss the
cook and the maid-they're just ready
to leave anyway. And I'll get one t
L5'
to,
he
of
ar. Vs
to]
no
rr/
iat
id.!
of o
yea #
L" Work Too Hard, You Give Me More
good, substantial servant and she and
I'll do the work. ll save lots that;
way, and by superintending the cook
Sng I'll avoid the waste and save a
lot more.
Janet paused againa, but John's e
I-U pression showed no sign of relenting
tly sympathy, so she went on:
"You see, I'll get one servant for,
say, $16 a month. We pay these
two $36 a month. That will be $20
a month-$250 about a year, be
sides the board ofione o them-$5 a,
do week. I should think. How much 1
ns fve times fity-two?"
MY "Two hundred and sixty," volan
ed teered John glumly.
a'I "Well, there's ever hf hundred
Sbeside the saving of waste. And then
I have a garden t ad grow all oura
own vegetables; and besides betna
cheaper, they'll be a lot healthier,
and so we won't have doctored bills.
Yoer see, John? I'l have six or seven
Shundred dollars--nd I could go quite
a bit on that.
t "Perhape-when I come home, John,
and get ready to settle down-" Janet
started; but, noting the hopeful look
of John's hoface, she laughlgly left her
sentence unfinished and bade him a
or, decided good anight
e. Thus Janet Ware's yeasr of money
hen earning began, Within a week she
we had dismissed the two well trained
servants from the Ware lkitchen, had
installed. therein in their place a
"green" young girl fresh trom Finland,
whoase only ambition seemed to be to
answer every question with her one
eEnglish phrase-"YOPa bet"-and had
hired a gardener bythe day for three
jaiys to spade sand hrake and plant the
sarden.
From the beginning the task of earu
ing money by saving It was a hard one
as foar Janet. Heor arst month's savings
Oad were spent before the brst month was
ed done She spent $10 in plant and
seeds for the uarden; and she aspent
another $10 in equipping her onemaid
dtchea-new cook books, casseroles,
double boilers, patent egg heaters and
mops nd various other labor savingd
Sdevices. Besides that, las , the new
Smaid, had broken so much chia and
through ignorsace, rianed so much
bfood that the bill afor bwaste which
Janet had hoped to do away with al
r, together was double it. usual else.
. One other thtg bothered Joanet
John Wita, whor after each of his
other four repulsed proposals had dog
sed returned to try his luck again
S. at Janet's hands, had almost disap'
han peared from Janet's daily life, and
pr Janet realised that she missed him-e
Whe she met him occasionally he
a the tsiess to e arrned ea b It are here -
tore, by declared to be as follows:
m-i To purchase, ownu, hold, sell, mortgage,
e- lease, alIeaute, reteive ad otherwe t
are; qu ise, of or deal in real eoaste, ta
ilga- cladlag a asphaltum, petroleum, coal,
ga iro, gold. silver, copper, and lead proper
ench ties: to deal am msieral land even of
ear- scnptios: So llUd ad operate meaaftn0
at- rla fbr the production sad eale of ltme ce.
rty. mat, feetilaer, stome, marble, brick. Ias
sad glass; to mine and melt all htids of
0 he minerals; to buy, sell, erect, own. lease or
ia- otherwise acquire and operate dfiltig eot
, as tins ore or say minerals from tub earth,
y sand fme the bdig, pesserestlm, handlng
and traaqtatl m whme a extract
d; t y, sail or otherwies aqmre enad
p·n.1 sevyds~
quletly told her that he was working
a little harder than usual and seldom
had time for sociability.
But in spite of all her discourage
ments and trials Janet bought a huge
ledger and put down in it a detailed
account of her finances. On one page
she would put down fifteen cents for
green corn seed, and on the opposite
page she would make an entry of this
sort: "I ought to get at least ten C
dozen ears of corn from this; and at
twenty cents a dozen that would be p
-two dollars; two dollars would pay
my fare from London to Windsor and
back, or else it would pay for a drive
around Paris."
By fall. four or five months after
she had started her scheme of econ
omy. Janet's European trip was well t
worked out on the pages of her
ledger. But she knew that the coy
eted trip was still a long distance ;
ahead. 1
One September morning as she was
weeding in what remained of the gar- t
den she was musing uncomfortably on
the fact that she had twice raised
Lena's wages--Lna had added to her
English vocabularly the demand. "More
English; more mun"-that she had
found it necessary to have a gardener
a day a week in the garden and that
his wages had practically equalled the
saving she had made on vegetables,
and that somehow, in spite of working
and planning incessantly, it did cost
money to supply food for the nine
members of the famnily and their nu
merous guests.
"Sip." a shrill voice interrupted her
musings. "what's the smoke in the
kitchen? I guess the house is on fire."
"Oh. dear me." said Janet. running
from the garden to the kitchen door,
"that's the cake I put in the oven,
burned to a crisp. That's what I get
for doing two things at once. Bother
ation," she ended crossly as she open
ed the oven and pulled out the char
red layers.
She was sorrowfully looking at the
ruin when she heard the voice of her
twenty-year-old brother.
"Janet." it said. "I've asked six of
the fellows to come here this evening
-just for a sort of round-up before we
go back to college-and I wish you'd
get up a good feed. Your chicken
salad would be just right-and that
kind of ice cream you make with#
candled cherries and nuts-and those
bully little cakes you make with whip
ped cream in them, and-"
"Oh, Janet," called a voice from up
stairs, "isn't this great? Here's a
note from Aunt Martha saying she and
Uncle Tom and Cousin Bess are all
coming for a week. Isn't that per
fectly delightful!"
Lena, hot and fiustrated, worked
noisily about the kitchen. She looked
up suddenly as this last announce
ment dawned upon her understanding.
"Company?" she queried. "Too much.
I work too hard. You give me more
money?"
"No, Lena. not another cent," said
Janet decidedly.
"Then I go. I now speak much Engt
lish. More English, more mun."
Janet walked deliberately to the tel
ephone. First she called up the intel
ligence once and engaged two ex
perienced servants; then she called
up John Wilson at his office.
"Hello, John," she began, "why
don't you come and see me?"
"'I've been busy," answered John.
"Well, can you come see me to
day?"
"Yes, I think so. What luck have
yog had with your summer's work?"
"Oh-I haven't had very good luck
-at least-well, I have not earned the
trip-but I have learned how to keep
house."
"That's too bad. I've had better
luck. I've worked hard and got
Senough money together for a trip to
Europe."
"Oh," said Janet. "John, maybe
you'd better not bother to come to
see me, after all."
"But. Janet," maid John, 've
planned a trip for two. Will you be
Shome aIn twenty minutes? I want tr
r tell you who's going with me."
PROVED GUILT OF BULLFROG
SPhlladlphlian Got Conclusive Evldenoe
That Batrachian Has Cannibal.
ietio Instincts.
S"Di you ever know that the bulB
r frog was carnivoroaus, or, in otho
words, a cannibral?" said "Nick" Gil
bert, one of the operators at the eleo
trical bureau. '"I never did until sy
Soral years ago, when it was demon.
str atted almost before my very eyes.
S"I have been interested in fish cub
Sture for years, and have made a study
,of their habits. So that I could study
Sthem at clo~ range, I built a big
Saquarium in my yard one that held
8 60 gallons, and along with a fine cob
Slectiou of fish I stocked it with seven
a fine big bullfrogs.
"The sparrows used to drink we
tsr from tho edge of the aquarium
and this day, while my wife was look
Sing on, one of the frogs leaped up
eanught the sparrow and took it he
d ath the water. I could hardly he
olievo that a frog would attack and ran
Squish such a fghter uas the Engi-a
sparrow is haown to ha, so in thei
Sterest o scieee I emptied the aquar
m ad, sure en"ough, down in the bot
tom was the sparrow. The frog had
taken him down below, but eithei
coold not swallow him or else did nol
bhse the time
Sollmowng that I began to ml.
oe valuable Juapanee fantala, an
after removin all the treos but oe
waited untll I aimed another ash
when I killed r. Frog and found thai
he was the robber. Before that I he
hleved the fish had been stolen by crats
SThe bullfrog s areive and caq
take his own part any time."-Phle
dephia Record.
scriptiot and ia coemeetiqn with sid ob
, Jects to lease, bouy, sell, bld or otherwise
r-acquire sad aliemate and maintasin ware
- house. sbeds, dwelling., storehouses sad t
li, ar shops; to do a general real estate and
-merantile bsteemr: to boy, sell, own, ad
otherwise deal in the stock of other corpor
atoess: to buy and sell timber, timber lads,
e-and wood pseocts geerally as well a to
a mssufacture same: to own, lease and oper
ofate saw mills, pull boats, skidders, and o0bther
or melhinery for dla kloe; to do a ge
t- eral saw mill and loggg buse;s: to build
Sdry-doecks and ways.t charter, lseon. ,
e- and emrate rallrmda, railways, tram and
h- posse - to eu t ewa, miatal saId o
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rI tn tal nhnna n h I nanm wih l n th 1
erate telephone and telegraph lines with all
nceeuiary equipment: to build. own. main
tain and operate electric plants and gener
ally to deal in the electric light and power
business: to build and maintain wharves,
pipe lines and machine shops: to own and
control letters patent and Inventions: to
build, own and operate hotels and other Im
proved realty and generally to do all and
everything necessary, suitable or proper for
the accomplishment of any of the purposes
and the attainment of any of the ob,ject.
herelnbefore enumerated, or which shall, at
any time,. aplpear for the benefit of the cor
poration. capable of being carried on in con
nection with the above powers, or calculated
dfrectly or Indirectly to enhance the value
of or render profitable any of the corporate
property or rights.
ARTICLE IV.
The amount of the caoltal stock of this
corporation is hereby fixed at the sum
of three million dollars ct SI ,Sn.hOKt4J,
which shall be divided int,, <smmon and
preferred stock. Of the common stock there
shall he ten thousand shares, of the par
value of one hundred dollars (~10o.io,
each; and of the preferred there shall be
twenty thousand shares of the par value of
ane hundred dollars $4100.oob each. The
said two million dollars f2A00.0.0b0.OO of
preferred stock shall be entitled to receive
dividends at the rate of seven per cent (7C",
per annum, payable annually on the first
day of September of each year. out of the
earnings of the corporation before any div
idend shall be paid upon the said common
stock, and such dividends shall be cumula
tiv.- so that any deficiency in the dividends
to ee paid on said preferred stock in any
year shall be made good out of the earnings
of subsequent years before any dividend
shall be paid upon the said common stock.
And in case there shall remain a surplus
after paying the said dividend on the pre
I ferred stock, the said surplus, wholly or in
part. as the directors may deem advisable
shall be paid to the holders of the common
stock. On the final liquidation of the cor
poration all arrears of dividends, if any,
shall be paid to the holders of the preferred
stock, and the preferred stock shall be paid
In full before any payment shall be made to
the holders of the common stock : but when
such arrears of dividends and the face value
of the preferred stock shall have been paid.
the holders thereof shall receive no other
or additional payments whatever: but the
balance of the assets of the corporation
shall belong entirely to the holders of the
common stock.
The preferred and common stock of this
corporation shall be issued only for cash,
services rendered, or property actually re
ceived by the corporation and when issued
shall be fully paid and non-assessable. When
ever shares of stock are paid for In services
t rendered or property received the said ser
vices or property must have a value equiva
lent to the face value of the stock issued for
them.
Each share of common stock issued by
this corporation shall be entitled to one vot.
whenever voting is necessary for any pur
pose. The preferred stock shall have no vet.
ug power at all. the entire management of
the corporation is hereby vested In the own
p ers of the common stock.
No transfer of stock will be recognized by
the corporation unless It be made on the
I books of the corporation by the owner In
a person or by written power of attorney, and
all certificates of stock shall be signed by
E such officers as may be designated by the
o board of directors.
ARTICLE V.
All the corporate powers of this enrpor
C ation shall be vested in a board of directors.
composed of seven stockholders, five of whom 1
shall constitute a quorum for the transac
t, tion of all business. These directors shall
be elected at the annual meeting of thel
stockholders to be held on the first Monday
) of each year, unless such Monday be a dies
non. in which case the election will take
place on the next legal day thereafter, bt
Stgnninag with the year 1913. The said elec
tion shall take place upon ten days notice
duly mailed to each stockholder at his last
place of residence known to the company.
I The election of officers and directors shall
be by ballot and each bholder of common
stock shall be entitled to one vote for each
( share of stock owned by him. This stock
N may be voted in person or by written proxy.
and a majority of the votes cast shall Ie
Snecessary to elect. Any vacancy occurring
in the board of directors shall be filled by
the remaining members of the board. The
N new members, so elected, shall hold office
until the next annual meeting of the stock
holders. The officers and directors elected
at the said annual meeting shall hold omflc.
for one year; but the failure to hold the
said annual meeting or to elect the officers
i and directors shall not forfeit the charter
s of this corporation-the then ofcers and di
rectors continuing in office until their sac
cemsors are appointed.
SARTICIE VI.
The board of directors to manage the bus
iness and afairs of this corporation for the
first year will be named at a special meet
fng of the stockholders of this corporation
w within thirty days after the passage of this
act, aad will hold office anil the first Mon
day of January, 1913, or until their succes
sors are duly elected.
At the same time that the first board of
t directors is elected a president, rice~presi
d dent, a secretary and a treasurer will be
d named to conduct the affairs of the com
r pany and to hold ofee until the first M-n
B day of January of 1913.
2ARTICLE VII.
r- These articlesa of tacorporation may be
r modifled, changed or amended, or this corpor
Satio may be dissolved, upon an afrmative
d vote of thre-fourths of the outstanding
feorm toc rr aeted at a general meet
ian held Te that purpose after thirty days
, previola notice is gives in one newspacp
a trasdin the dit of New Orleans, Lou
a. ,er k ·Iatalsm ak odr ot aommon
Sect shall si written notice of any
SsICeLk ss meaeth which mtdes shall be
DUles il
Groceris
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PELICAN AVE, am
ALWEUS, J.A
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IMPORTED WINES
CIGARS, TOAAoSC IIL
IBelevlle at. " Opm
ALSI
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If we soi eft
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for those ltl
KNEE PANTS,
KNEE PANTS....
Mayer Isid
714.71, CANAL
mailed to him, at h it
the %.mpany at least as
meeting.
On the dissolutiom a
any method know' W
meretin. of the old
shall Ie called to aPti
er. ,who may be
the affairs of the
of tH:, common stock
m.n.t ing shaU elect, a"
so eect.d shall teesal B
affairs of the corporatM
fully liquidated and ad ti
:n.re of said couma
if the crmtpany will be
Yvivrd. ARTICEI N1
No 't.ckbolder ai eIa
,r resp.n llie for tin
defa:ts of this co
or in any sum frther th
ant, d*e on the shamse
him: and mere I
ization of this cotaIrIi
this charter void, 1
stckh,,lder to nay
amount d:te on his .1r.
kaTIClE IL
Thi ,,poratioll MIN
.nl. rn o ben ten tmOl
o.tJuca ,f tbe cuUoea
sut,..rlitd for.
Thus done and paIiS
,rln an.. Lonislana, l1
ia l, I i. Wagner aad
ne+;,,s of lawful _
of New Orltans.
unt, sa!.'n their asM
sadi :pearn.s and
at.l tie first aforra
brihinal siiued: C. F.
manm-,n socl'k; lareOM
tcn'lt, n .lst.k: W. F
haLr". . ,mmon stock.
W\.i n ,++se :Lowus
tiI;'STT['S 0.
S t ', f I." uls a n a , i l t
'f ,.w Orleans.
I. t! undersigned
In an ! fr the path , d
I ,, .., na. du berebl -y
an! fr", O, dog act 0I
i v recordeS 1 $,
. f l..a ial a, -i
i. 'e uudersigned
tif, the asove aad
't the orfilnal 6
an o,,f he certnlCcat
m,,rtca:,"s !nwand 111[
a 't.1 el. the wheol
my current Do 'r
In fshb whbeerero.
under tmy signatat
sea. of ,mce.
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