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They were standing in front of a
sounter if fresh towers, she with her
eyes fixed longingly on the wares dis
played; he jingling his change in his
pocket, watching her face.
"Oh, George," she exclaimed ecstat
really, "I do so adore those big laven
der chrysanthemums! Don't you think
them quite the loveliest of them all?"
She turned beseeching eyes on him.
"Yes, they're pretty fine," he admit
ted, doubtfully. "But the yellow ones
are more-well, sunny, don't you
think?" He eyed the price tag thought
fully. The yellow flowers were a whole
dollar a dosen cheaper.
"Ye-s," she pondered, thoughtfully. 4
"I suppose they are. But I do love
those big lavender ones." She paused
a moment, then she turned adoring
eyes toward the yellow flowers. "Oh,
I do love the yellow ones, too! Then
shall we get these?" She looked at
"Well, now, we must look at all of
them," he rnpled. "We mustn't
hurry. I like the yellow chrysanthe
mrun' better than the lavender, but
how about roses? Now, roses, I think,
aes a lot prettler than chrysanthe
mums!" He contemplated the price
tags again, thoughtfully. Roses were
enly about half the price of the chrys
"Oh, yes," the girl breathed, softly.
"Aren't they heavenly? Those big
pinkish white ones! Oh, let's get
those. They look like-like--sunset,
don't they?" She viewed them long
Did you see these little red ones?"
be exclaimed, suddenly, as his com
prehessive view took in the marvelous
rice marked on their tag. "Aren't
they pretty?" He glanced at her can
he looked where he pointed. "Oh,
they are sweet!" she admitted, delight
dly. "Just like little strawberries.
Oh, I almost think I like them better
than tie big ones! Don't you?"
"Yes, lots better!" the man replied
eelIgly. "But did you see those little
white stars, down there!" he exclaim
ed as she opened her lips to ask him
to buy the roses. "Arent they the
Sowers though! They look like the
May owers. Remember them? They
were white and starlike, just like
tm., eamly tse are lots bigger!" He
oefd eetoly the placard annoeu
s that they were sold by the bunch
stad of by the domn.
"Te, and they're me cheap, too! We
oMUld gt two or three bunches!" The
sgit had nodes the plcard. "mSha
we et them?" She waitd, tapping
her foot imapatitly as he considered.
He smiled at her for lack of words.
Then . he ha a ir>tin. "Why."
he said. gently reproving her imn
patlsee, "I th ht you told me that
ie was't a thUs on arth you
Ss wel as gomenred, and here
you never eve look to see f ther
has i m afraid you're like other
wm afterL all It's the showy thiage
pu set the th tls that are t.d
mh seatl tl And you were brought
up whe goldenrod was th! -eat,
i pirl mowed measily. She look
aed at th big behes of a goldenrod
atm * You. Toa a~m ba all yo
moM awry oer 1i eeats. There mem
ad to be a m h ao It as there was
la the ISie at home, rigt there ea
S'Ob, u- she ibega rebellimod.
He eheeked her words, with a mda
ake hi h ead.L "There, doa't say
Ri" e etruted her. "I w ant to be
eve that u truly love the slimle
bliIa or elihoed! I want to
l that u arve't lost year ocharm
i this ety! htake the re esor
iba r ytthem ,f p o u wish-oit
wer that ws se r them to gold
ahoe Sirsedbt ead a pe temit
ba hbe It I domt howe yo! rim gs4
tmms o---L- , in the uilty had
he1sd her hee in the guldeared
as be haLded the clerkt a dlm--M
ae har News.
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Imlhr. Om th North Amrsea
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et - aU dlnteb. Of Sorth
Lmrine we how lee, but everything
saesto en esenl Pslgso variety
en s een-ment. The trUamm
ntal IrB - iem thbe ah
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seeatr mmb bes er m s the.
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twleei fS speii l t st
Every day at just such an hour the
old man entered the yard and walked
slowly up and down among the en
gines, lingering longest around old
*"97." the huge, high-smoke-stacked 1o.
comotive, still on duty, but soon to be
retired and devoted to a most inglori
ous end by means of a sham collis
A few of the blue-jeaned heroes
around the depot objected more or less
vigorously to the presence of the
stranger, for it is a dangerous place
for the nimble and quick-eyed, and the
old man was half blind, and his ears
were closed to even the shrill whistle
of the trains. But some of the men
remembered that the bent and feeble
veteran was -an old engineer, the old
est on the road, and "97" had been
for years dearer to him than wife, or
child, or friend.
Al Reece had kept his post until five
years before, carefully concealing from
the argus-eyed inspectors the fact of
his partial blindness and infrmity. He,
had been an engineer for 50 yearsr It
is a matter of history that he took the
first train over the road, and "97" was
his second love. The first he had
gone over a bridge with, after feeling
her heart beats quiver through his
own breast and feeling her response
to his every desire for 20 years.
It's a strange thing how a man gets
to love a creature of trna and steeL
There wasn't an engine along the di
vision kept in better shape than "97."
New styles were adopted, sad all the
late inventions came in. but the "old
girl" kept her place, and Al Reece kept
her in it by his care.
The old-fashioned brass mountings
were as bright as the day they were
fitted on, and there wasn't a speck or
a bit of dust about ber anywherae.
But as time passed ona the men be
ian to look half pityingly at the old
engineer and whisper that perhaps he
would have to be retired before '"?"
was called ia.
"Why, he can't see a foot in fromt
of him," amid one of the youg fel
lows. "and it's a ghty risk to let a
blind man ran an eaglae!"
The same thought was movinag the
rectors, for they could no longer Ii
sore the fact of his condition. But
those who believe corporations have
so souls might have lesred much it
they had witnessed the seene in the
superintendent's ades when old Al.
Rtsee was peasmed d discharged.
The aews had been brokes to him
by a man who looked at the bowed Ag
ee with manly tears sad at the con
elusion of the interview had takes the
toil-worn hand, that had held the lever
ar so many years, In his own as a
sa might have dens.
The old engineer lifted his eyesa, f
ao the piteous look the blind have, to
My trps abshout over, ayway," he
sai. "m' I dea't wst to slow up at
the terminal em old '9': But it's all
right, sir, t's all right. I might have
bad som seldest em aeount of my
eyes' sa' have carried ea the talks
that wan't ready for the last stt.
But I de't believe I wold. I really
diadn't need to see with her. am was
eyes for ma; and had too musk
sense to go wrung.
"Thee's lest onae b r I waet to
ask, sir. Nave 'em let m thegh the
gates whenever sh's i im her trips
tI be a esmsiest to a both, ar."
r· a long Ume ,the usaer a
streuml y s hond, bot her rugelar
ras. But she got flm~s asn
rsauk, and was m Ser nly lai
ho yaie. Old Al aser mies his
visit to her, thegh he auw b er
all the tim ad semi to mu
ever her eheangu ad m-stete as
l sMe, attng her an tal~ka-
at the dae they had ale togth
, a yu swadshm, w a the
ss adt amrS ats en a o
'Th isL th le t a ol d 'w,:"
he eaBe lato th. de ears. "ome
aig ti tahe he owa ea the adng
a' rna her a tlhe am brIl~s. Two
tirimleab ea fm Newta to ms
it. And thsr a he eworb sd a
ThleM old mnt Ms ha ato hs
threat ad leaos me, d m e lys
the e tamlemd .. le tqhe a ygo
"Better he her.a Wi e a h ahw.
bhrl have eteam gs" e set w"L
Starts at amie, i to sru d .
He wsat whistling awarq to st the
switae ewthe esigh ena fer, and
the oMl tlmr wsee aums. an
a trus was am the Am t lesl a
the im eCres bmsd wid a sra
"She's rea ady " MM the *di
Sehoer later to a p of a tnlmes.
wh had bes sdeing a the eld a
i sd a h rai sLim with p
1 mawwedt aers. is h -
rp let her g"
. ew em he te e wig e a sl
the aime lheaed wlts might losa
arde Se grlae's l o ,getd --_
to e g Ar A u gra w there
alo the ails ale4 the wM e
ute with a de, whih sp a
tamed is a of hlier; ra as the
-lr tUs nmar snee tiswsr
the t Ide thelr aw a ee a the
gho da seut; ad a the 0w be
t - mm li ge th omb waith i
-d a wgmeer R h apm th -a-e
whie w ee of the old eagmer. sun ts
his death with 'w"
ldl et set T8 el 190t , eah cmeh muem
herby en thslvs istl and ensta te
meb as m era Secam aimo
einte h dw se Isad ese atate a
Sas sll ws:
i a ISU L
e - ot this shaesllatis t
a ta ,l to eng es
alby Sad em ft aleis am ad
IR WasTo Be
Rosette laughed softly. "It's of no
use, Aunt Louise. I'm going on the
next boat. Jim has hoisted the flag
and it will be here in ten minutes."
"Do be careful about missing the
train," cautioned Mrs. Oxley. "I shall
worry if you are out late; remember
The young woman pouted. "I never
can go anywhere without a peck of
advice, just as though I was an in
fant. You haven't said what you want
ed, Aunt Louise."
"What's the use," retorted Mrs.
Pierce; "it's no more nor less than a
can of that potted chicken at Iovell's.
What do you say to that, young lady?"'
"Hm-hm!" murmured Rosette faint
ly. "I1l think about it, auntie. Good
As the boat splashed around the
point Rosette looked dismally at the
little red station planted upon the
bare, sandy knoll like a danger signaL
"It will be perfectly horrid in the oty
-hot and stupid-but Aunt Louise
must be taught a lesson. I won't have
her making any matches for me. C(s
ans Lanford, indeed!"
It lacked an hour of lunehbon time
when Rosette sank exhausted on the
nearest seat in madam's cool parlors.
"How will I ever get through this aft
ernoon?" she inwardly groaned. "I've
a great mind to take the next train
back, but then I'd be sure to see that
-that creature! And if I should stop
at any of the resort the folks would
find it out No, I'll stay until the 5:10
Rosette looked out of the window
listlessly. Across the way two huge
gray lions sunned themselves on eith
er side of a wide-pillared portlico
"/Iere," Rosette started with renewed
energy. "I'll go over to the gallery
right after lunch and look at those
etchings Miss Carew was speaking of
A tall, fine built young fellow was
bending interestedly over a collection.
"He must be an artist," thought bo
sette covertly eyeing the strong, Intel
Suddenly, the stranger looked at his
watch and hurried away. Rosette's
interest began to wane; she wandered
through the rooms absent-mindedly.
When a clock struck 5 she started in
astonishment; the aftmaeron had
liIped away without her realing
A dul, rayless sky hung gloomily
above the waters ao the iate as a sin
gle passenger alighted at the sttle
BRosette peered beaath the awning.
"Ay, ay," responded a bluff, deep
cheated voice from the depths of the
shadows, and the owner of the Water
Sprite appeared-s thleket person
a'e with grizzled hatr and beard anad
the rolling gait of a sailor.
"Wil you takmem across, captain"
losette put the queton anxiously.
• "lda't think to it, ma'am-jest
one passenger. 'm lookin' for a tick
i ms night, but ye eant tell. BM it was
oe Ilurom, now, It know Just what to
depead on; eo the dsip was for foul,
wy foul It da be, but this 'ere's the
adt spiteful, capmrmha teaupual!"
"Bat I must get over some way!"
'asette started as though she ha a
'im intentions of wading the dim -
N' It ain't that Odzl girl! W' I
lia't know ye! An' your ma's worry
i' maost Ikealy. Well, now, end' tts
e mobbeo I might make it."
A grtading shock seat BaRsette fr~o
her seat to the botdm of the bo at
with a heavy Jar. These wre mttered
melsmath~ m from Capt. Doguald, as,
mlealh arrasted ia i coma the
biat witth one berbt flutte r Iike a
Mie Mbir. gav a sdewise lurch
ad dtta heplmly apo mme oh
aetrao randerea-th evideat
esme eo the tastrophe.
"Haloo! HaFlo!" eafed a stroa
eelo whbea wthit suin a g saane
"Whats the trMe?"
I"t hra "id t'hr ie "' blawled
e catal . "We'r m e a thi
eaended o' stump"
Nearly dzsebe&. Uette was as
led intte the wc kbat ald in a
me fdod hearmd se h er athlete
ot the afternoon.
S9had ret raes tim itel wha I
head you sinal" he Ipba.
"W', It t ain't Mr. Imuer," e
lmed the old ma wlt mth "
"Wefd p-obu Ma kylng with the
bm '"bout this nse et ye m'ant
*sei' p m t a y ad. Ieek
trel" A klplg arwag a a
ms aekn was all t. wa al o
Sthe me vigern Wt Sprt e.
S emtte plhde bak th musln -r
p s o her wrhbew ad aboted
orl h b erads a ale, white
a Through a breach in the dark
- above a eam ot ght raled
am s the ike ad tme to lver
-h eQ s wbeap.ea i- lb . Ip-th
e- lta in reps -i apm sahon
*wbi shat solmm the eblaak g tak
a1 theam was int o h e- ,
* "t w - i be, amme aRosette
Si t a vee1t, s a be wat a s
"mh -mosamm thnt rustal bh eme
a tele mosf I wp the smew piltw,
j a seceled C ims ri's leek
Sla he t e her emight. "Dear
a A u Iel"-4.e andt ot steas e
iL heB hae a pfotsd ekMIeIk
* tmerrewr I bas gsafter t p
*5 otaherwls del 1 real sad persnel prep
S sty; to have sad empsy such drecters,
e eiss, masgers, agents sad ether em
a pbjyes as the ~bame tsu a sta earsy
ta I sad eemse es sahe tamees
las e de e e s t s_ a isa hall he
olm or esr stat Itl re
- smo n lh sa
By Rosalie G. Mendel.
"Maybe, while you are away, our
house in the suburbs will get sold,"
said Mrs. Morse to her husband as she
helped pack his new wardrobe trunk.
"Well, by jinks, I hope it will," em-,
phatically answered Mr. Morse. "It
has been on the market long enough.
goodness knows. Yesterday I put it
in the hands of a new agent. Maybe
he will do something with it"
Sf Just have a feeling, somehow, that
he will," said the wife.
"Just keep that feeling, dear, and
maybe it will help matters along,"
laughed Mr. Morse; "and on the
strength of it I'll make an agreement
with you. If that blankety blank
house is sold before my return, you
have permission to order for yourself
as alr.ndsome a l'avalier as your dear
little heart desires."
"Oh, you angel man. rye just been
dying for one for ages," exclaimed
Mrs. Morse, throwing her arms around
her husband's neck.
"Don't count your ravaller before
it's ordered!" warned Mr. Morse
A few days later Marjory, Mrs.
Morse's sister, came rushing into the
house, saying, "Sis, I think your sub
urban house is going to be sold! Cor
"What makes you have such an
Idea?" eagerly asked Mrs. Morse.
"I slept at Dorothy's last night. On
my way home I passed the home and
saw three ladies, a man, a child and
a dog standing on the porch. The
man was busily engaged writing some.
thing on a piece of paper. And it all
looked pretty busineslike to me.
Aren't you glad that at last you are
going to get rid of that elephant of
"I should think I am. Simply do
lighted. It's too good to be true. Mar
jory, where did Dorothy purchase her
new l'avaller· "
Early the next morning Mrs. Morse
telephoned to her friend that twould
be impossible to keep the luncheon
date with her, owing to a most impor.
tant engagement Then she told the
maid to attend to all the bousehold
duties, as an unaforseen errand called
her away in great haste. Her owl
cert ticket for that afternoon she sent
to a neighbor. Then Mrs. Morse or
dered a taxi to take her to the depot.
As she boarded the suburban train
which was to take her to the "old"
house she said to herself:
"If that husband of mine had a
Sgrain of sense he would have told me
the new agent's name. Then I could
have telephoned Instead of taktng this
unnecessary trip. Men are so are.
r er long trip was rewarded, how
ever, when on arriving at the house
I she discovered that the "For Sale"
sign had beeen removed.
"Goody! Goody!" she exclaimed.
"Didn't I tell Dick that I had a feeling
t it would be sold while he was gone
He'l beso glad. llwire the newsat
once. Then for downtown to order my
e g-twished for ravaller."
The next morning Mrs. Morse rae.
eatred an answer from her husband.
stating: "Order 'avaller! I celebrat.
ad the sale last alnght with Bob. Love,
The following day the new agent
telephoned to Mrs. Mors. He mid:
S"I ust reclved a letter from your he
Sband that is quite paling to me.
Maybe yo can put some iht on it.
He thanks me for Dselling your hoso
a with suck dispatch. I dodt a e
t j oo old it didn ear
"Not that I koew o," aaswre the
a "Wh, my darter uMarjory m d ae
w some pople looking at it The
nr day the 'i r ale' Was dow
al Caaq ntly, I thought it was sold.
t was a peg etl na l deduectIon, I
m sure, so I telegraphed at ease to
Madam" rpld the vasle over
ai the pae, "the par that was loo.
SIig at te hese latdi to bldi a he
rIadi they were studying your
. poek strmera The 'hr saw le'
a ~I ben presd iti us as a ow
e shovel by some bhrs. Inter, It was
oaI a few brlockha hm the hos.
I to the prinst date, as hr as I
imw, tbh house is nat soMd. G .
!. "or! Oh" aie Mrs. Mers;
e "en the sme is t soMl, after all.
't W , that makin me sea id at o adl.
kl., But rFe aerderes my lavuer, m
a Ik wf think t sueh a sok eq m
Iaht he wen't ea 'tedl oer pa
tarture' tlabet! And 'premed It I.
t me as a ow ho*l.' Arr
SIe was a logdial eam esm,
aar. A td goi g to have aw
' C -What's beeome C that l
b ew whde arted t b e ad who
was enmtismy hollering that be was
tI tstn mss to naart
SmI Ir o ads So.. lo
dapinge tem as a bere o"
HEROIC MEASURES FOR GRIt
Night on Porch, Plunge in Cold Lake
and a Walk Worked the
There was no doubt I had a bad
case of it. My nose was swollen and
stopped; my head was full of flannel.
and felt as big as a barrel; my ears
were regular fire gongs; my eyes were
little leaky lakes set in fiery, swollen
rings. My body ached all over, and I
experienced a constant nausea. And
yet I was scheduled to spend the
week's end at the home of a famous
poet and his wife on Lake Hopatcong,
It was crisp April weather-very
crisp. And I knew there would be no
heat in the house save that thrown by
the burning logs in the big open study
fireplace; for this was supposed to be
only their summer home.
I reasoned that if I remained at
home alone the fight against my ene
my would be intolerable, since he was
already inside the barracks. So I de
cided to inflict myself upon my
friends. I went.
After a lovely evening over Socra
tes. Shelly and the fourth dimension.
I was even beyond blowing my nose.
Tu my hostess' solicitous inquiries I!
replied: "No, nothing; only will you
kindly let me sleep on the porch?"
She looked at me meditatively for
a moment-probably thinking out a
suitable obituary-then produced from
the depths of a window seat an assort
ment of comforters.
After the family had retired, I un
dressed quickly and was soon warmly
nestled under the covers on my cot
in the open-air bedroom. I slept
warm-almost too warm. When the
April morning sun looked boldly into
my face. I arose, donned a bathing
suit, threw the poet's great coat about
me, and raced down the hill to the
lake. I shut my eyes tight and
plunged in. Yes-it was cold. But
i after I had come out, and had plunged
back again, I began to get warm.
When this happened, I raced back to
'the house, stirred up the backlog and
rubbed myself into a glow before the
I dressed hastily, and before the
family was astir I started on a walk
as fast as I could go through the
woods. The exhilaration crept
through my entire body, and by the
time I had returned to the poet's
home I no longer whistled through my
nose nor contemplated suicide, but felt
altogether like a normal human being.
and attacked my breakfast vigorously.
The "grip" was broken.-L-o As
The German has not only been
taught the outer courtesies, but he
has a kindness of heart and instinct
ive consideration for othert which
make his formalities of real value. The
man who appears to have a fund of
"small change and valueless atten
tions is the same man who will go
miles out of his way to do you a favor
Only a few weeks ago I was travel
aing in the same train with a young
lieutenant, whose smooth and grace
ful manners had more than once
aroused my suspicion. He was got up
in his newest and finest uniform, he
had on spotless white kid gloves, he
looked, in fact, the veriest dandy.
The train Was very full, and pres
ently a peasant fellow came in with
his basket of vegetables, and looked
about helplessly, treading on every
body's toes in the meantime. I look
ed on my military neighborrand wait
ed for the storm. The dandy rose,
saluted gravely, offered the weary
peasant his seat, and went and stood
outside. This is only one example oft
the many I will not cite for fear of
being unnecessarily tiresome. I
only assert that foreigners can enjoy
German courtuesy-it is genunle.
Prom "My German TYear."
The Powderlng Closet.
When capricious fashion ruled that
ladles should wear only white hair
the color supplied by nature being o
no importane-the operation of put
tlig on the powder made special az*
These took the foterm of a special
room or cabinet, sad In every house
of any pretentlon a small chamber was
set aside for the exclusive use of pow
dering the hair. A curtain, divided in
the middle, a powdering stand to hold
the bowl of powder, and possibly a
stool, were il that the closet co
tained, and through this curtatin the
lady whose head was to be powdered
protruded her head, the matid stading
an the other side and "throwig" the
powder at bher head by meem of a
powder pat To preserve the eyes
sad comptle i mask was held to
Unfortunately, no llustration a
" pwderin eloet" sums to bls
"Will ye please put in your pal
a epligram I have just thought up'
askutd a rld et eours who haproed
to be a mlaster ad- the Gospel
"We will ure," we respeeded, mt
ea tImpoelng any o the sual eod)
I "Well, here it i. I have been
around with a subserIptie paper ion
Ithe beneat of a few widows and si
phk and sueb. I wos't bhre ye
with an aeoelut e the way this paps
was reeenlvet by ome of the pillar.
Sof the church and tate; I just want to
b te you what lspired thisL epigram"
"'oot tt!" we ehalleaed.
"This Is tIt: oue folks are so bes
Sbeian good thamelves that thear hav
i o time to be good to othere."
It is an gram, al't t?-- eia
scriptiom and i- duamsetlos with aMd a
Jets to lease, buy, sell, bilrd or etherwin
acquire sad allerate sad seYatals ware
- shes, dwella stowreuses n dre
1 pair s ho de a gameral resl esates a
,mereauile h Is; to mbu, sel, . an
etJherw d/lthe ste* o ether -per
ktess; to by sad sell timber, timber
Ssad wood mdets geunrally uas well us
Imtaetmmmu ne; e owm, lease en
Sr ealw miD _ i s gless;e.JU
- ; I II~ I:!l i tm; U
Telephone Users, Al
In order to get the very best telephone se
prompt connection with the party you are ca"i 1
cessary to observe carefully the following rule:
1. When calling for a par'.
prefix and tLe nutber of the : .. a : a:
2. Al'ays answer y, ,.r n ' ..n
the part of the tarty cas::ng y,:. i T a t` pr elra.t,
3. When caling for a partyr a. Yr.
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E. J. MOTIh
UNDERTAKER AND EMBALM
Phone, Algden 29. No. 222 Mvps
crate telephone and telegraph lines with a'l
necessary equipment: to build, own, main
tain and operate electric plants and gener
ally to deal in the electric light and power
btuiness; 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 objects
hereinbefore enumerated, or which shall, at
any time. appear for the beneft of the cor
poration, capable of being carried on in con
necti.tu with the above powers. or calculated
directly or indirectly to enhance the value
of or render profitable any of the corpogate
property or rights.
The amount of the capital stock of this
corporation is hereby fixed at the sum
of three million dollars ,$3.000.000.00.,
which shall be divided into common and
preferred stock. Of the common stock there
shall be ten thousand shares, of the par
value of one hundred dollars ($100.00,
each: and of the preferred there shall be
twenty thousand shares of the par value of
one hundred dollars ($100.00) each. The
said two million dollars ($2.000.000.00) of
preferred stock shall be entitled to receive
dividends at the rate of seven per cent (7%b
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 mid common
st oc, and such dividends shall be cmiula
tire so that any deficiency in the dividends
to be paid on said preferred stock in any
year shall be made good out of the earnings
of subsequent years before any divirdend
shall be paid upon the said common stock.
And in case there shall remain a surplus
after paying the said dividend on the pre
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
nto rull 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
The preferred and common stock of this
corporation shall be lamed only for cash,
services mrendered, or preperty actually re
ceived by the corporation and when Issued
shall be fully paid and noa-asesmsble. When
ever shares of stock are paid for in services
rendered or property received the said ser
vices or property must have a vahle equlva
lent to the face value of the stock issued for
Each share of common stock issued by
this corporation shall be entitled to one vote
whenever voting is necessary for any pur
pose. The preferred stock shall have no vot
a power at all, the entire management of
the corporation is hereby vested in the own
ers of the common stock.
No treanfer of stock will be recognised by
the corporation unless it be made on the
books of the rporation by the owner in
person or by writtte power of attorney, and
all certicates of stock shall be signed by
such oflers as may be designated by the
board of direetors
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All the corporte powers of this corpor
ation shall he vested Is a board of directors.
composed of sevre stockholder, five of whom
shall constitute a quorum for the transac
tion of all bsins., These directors shall
be elected at the annual meeting of the
stockholders to he held on the frst Monday
of each year, iulen such Monday be a dies
non, In which case the election will take
place on the nest legal day thereafter, be
ginning 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 know to the company.
The eleetion of oeers and directors shall
be by ballot and each holder of common
stock shall be eatitled to one vote for each
share of stock owned by him. This stock
may e voted a person or by written proxy.
ad a majrt of the votes cast shall be
necessary to e lect. adny aese occurring
in the board of directors shall be filled by
I the remalaing members of the board. The
new membera so elected, shall bold once
umtil the next annual meeting of the stock
Sholders. The officers and directors elected
at the said annual meeting shall bold ofee
for one year: but the failure to hold the
said annal meeting or to elect the oicers
and directors shall not forfeit the charter
of this corporation-the then officers and di
rectors continuin in orce until their suc
nI cesors are appointed.
The hboard of directors to manage the bus
aess and asatir of this corporation for the
irst year will be named at a special meet
ing of the stockholders of this corporation
within thirty dayo after the pasage of this
ct, anad will hold office until the a1nt Mon
day of January. 1913, or until their succes
soas are duly elected.
At the ame time that the first board of
directors is elected a president, vlcepresl
der,t a seretary and a treasurer will be
I named to eadact the aEalrs of the com
paY and to held ofce until the first Mon
day of January of 1913.
'These articles of anrporatiq may be
lld, changede or amended, or this oror
aor may he dmelved._on an adra tlve
vete of three-ffsrtha- the outstanding
m a kc ated at a geral meet
ran held e after thirty days
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