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:.. - SYNOPSIS.
- Mrs. Kezlah Coffin, supposed widow, fs
arranging to move from Trumet to Bos
ton, following the death of her brother,
for whom she had kept house. KJa.n
pepper, widower, offers marriage, and Is
Indignantly refused. Capt. Elkanah Dan
iels, leader of the Regular church offers
Kezlah a place as housekeeper for the
new minister, and she decides to remain
In Trumet. Kezlah takes charge of Rev.
John Ellery. the new minister, and gives
Mm advice as to his conduct toward
members of the parish.
- CHAPTER III Continued.
"Kezlah." he commanded. "Hum -ha!
Keziah. com In here a minute."
Kezlah came In response to the call,
her sewing In her hand. The renova
tion of the parsonage had so far pro
gressed that she could now find time
for a little sewing, after- the dinner
dishes were done.
"Keziah," said the captain pompous
ly, "we expect you to look out for Mr.
Ellery in every respect. The parish
committee expects that yes."
, Til try." said Mrs. Coffin shortly.
"Yes. Well, that's all. You can go
"We must be going, too. Mr. Ellery.
Please consider our house at your dis
posal any time. Be neighborly hum
ha! be neighborly."
"Yes," purred Annabel. '"Do come
and see us often. Congenial society
fs very scarce in Trumet, for me espe
cially. We can read together. Are
you fond or Moore, Mr. Ellery? I Just
dote on him."
The last "hum ha" was partially
drowned by the click of the gate. Ke
zlah closed the diniDg-room door.
, "Mrs. Coffin," said the minister. "J
shan't trouble the parish committee.
Be sure of that- I'm perfectly satis
fled." Kezlah sat down in the rocker and
ber needle moved very briskly for a
moment. Then she said, without
looking up:
"That's good. I own up Ijllke to
bear you say it. And I am glad there
are some things I do like about this
new place of mine. - Because well,
because there's likely to be others that
I shan't like at all."
On Friday evening the minister
conducted his first prayer meeting.
Before it, and afterwards, he heard
a good deal concerning the Come
Outers. He learned . that Captain
Eben Hammond had preached against
bim in the chapel on Sunday. Most
of his own parishioners seemed to
think It a good Joke.
The Bun of the following Thursday
morning rose behind a curtain of fog
na dense as that of the day upon
fwhlch Ellery arrived. A flat calm in
Ihe forenoon, the wind changed about
three o'clock, and, beginning with a
sharp and sudden squall from the
north-west, blew hard and steady. Yet
the fog still cloaked everything and
refused to be blown away.
"Goln- out in this, Mr. Ellery!" ex
claimed Keziah, In amazement, as the
minister put on his hat and coat about
eeven that evening. "Sakes alive!
' you won't be able to see the way to
the gate. It's as dark as a nigger's
pocket and thicker than young ones
1n a poor man's family, as my father
used to say. You'll bo wet through.
Where In the world are you bound for
thia night?"
The minister equivocated. He said
he had been in the house all day and
felt like a walk.
"Well, take an umbrella, then," was
the housekeeper's advice. "You'll
need it before you get back, I callate."
t It was dark enough and thick
enough, in all conscience. The main
.road was a black, wet void, through
which gleams from lighted windows
were big vague, yellow blotches. The
umbrella was useful in the same way
that a blind man's cane is useful. In
feeling the way. Two or three strag
glers wno met the minister carried
lanterns. John Ellery stumbled on
through the mist till he reached the
"Corners" where the store was located
and the roads forked. There, he
turned to the right. Into the way
called locally "Hammond's Turn-off."
iA short distance down the "Turn-off
:etocd a small, brown-shingled building.
iits winaowB align t. opposite its door.
on either side of the road, grew a
spreading hornbeam tree surrounded
by a cluster of swamp blackberry
.bushes. In the black shadow of the
; hornbeam Mr. Ellery stood still. .- He
jwas Debating in his mind a question:
jeho- & he or should he not enter that
but . ingr
As ae stood there, groups of people
lemerged from the fog and darkness
and passed in at the door. Some of
them he had seen daring his fortnight
iln Trumet. Others were strangers to
jhlm. A lantern danced and wabbled
;up the i urn -on lrora the direction
!of tl.e bay shore and the packet wharf.
It drew nearand he saw that It was
carried by an old man with long, white
hair and chin beard, who walked with
a slight limp. Beside him was a thin
woman wearing a black poke bonnet
and a shawl. In the rear of the pair
came another woman, a young woman
Vjudging by the way she was dressed
and her lithe, vigorous step. The trio
'halted on the platform of the building.
iThe old man blew out the lantern.
jThcn he threw the door open and a
stream cf iIIow light poured over
the group.
The young woman was Grace Van
Home. The minister recognized her
at once. Undoubtedly, the old man
with the limp waa her guardian, Cap
tain Eben Hammond, who, by common
report, had spoken of him, Ellery,
as a "hired priest."
The door closed. A few momenta
thereafter the sound of a squeaky me
lodeon came from within the building.
It wailed and quavered and groaned.
Then, with a Buddennesa that waa
startling, came the first verse of a
hymn, sung with tremendous enthusi
asm:
"Oh, who shall answer when the Lord
shall call
His ransomed sinners home?"
The hallelujah chorus was still ring
ing when the watcher across the
street stepped out from the shadow
of the hornbeam. Without a pauso
he strode over to the platform. An
other moment and the door had shut
behind him.
The minister of the Trumet Regular
church fbad entered the Come-Outer
chapel to attend a Come-Outer prayer
meeting! CHAPTER IV.
In Which the Parson Cruises. In
Strange Waters.
The Come-Outer chapel was as bare
inside, almost, as it was without. Bare
wooden walls, a beamed ceiling, a
raised platform at one end with a
table and chairs and the melodeon
upon it, rows of wooden settees for
the congregation that was all. As
the minister entered, the worshipers
were standing up to sing. Three or
four sputtering oil lamps but dimly
Illumined the place and made recogni
tion uncertain.
The second verse of the hymn was
just beginning as Ellery came in. Most
of the forty or more grown people In
the chapel were too busy wrestling
with the tune to turn and look at him.
A child here and there In the back
row twisted a curious neck but twist
ed back again as parental fingers
tugged at its ear. The minister tip
toed to a dark corner and took his
stand In front of a vacant settee.
The man whom Ellery had decided
must be Captain Eben Hammond was
standing on the low platform-' beside
the table. A quaint figure, patriarchal
with its flowing white hair and beard,
puritanical with its set,- smooth-shaven
lips and tufted brows. Captain Eben
held an open hymn book back In one
hand and beat time with the other.
He wore brass-bowed spectacles well
down toward the tip of his nose.
Swinging a heavy, stubby finger and
singing in a high, quavering voice of
no particular register, he led oft the
third verse:
"Oh, who shall weep when the roll Is
caiica
And who shall shout for Joy?"
The singing over, the worshipers
sat down. Captain Eben took a fig
ured handkerchief from his pocket
and wiped his forehead. The thin,
near-sighted young woman who had
been humped over the keyboard of the
melodeon, straightened up. The wor
shipers relaxed a little and began to
look about.
Then the captain adjusted his spec
tacles and opened a Bible, which he
took from the table beside him. Clear
ing his throat, he announced that he
would read from the Word, tenth
chapter of Jeremiah:
" 'Thus saith the Lord. Learn not
the way of the heathen, and be not
dismayed at the signs of heaven; for
the heathen are dismayed at them.'"
"A-men!" .
The shout came from the second
bench from the front, where Ezekiel
Bassett, clam digger and "fervent re
ligionist, was always to be found on
meeting nights. Ezekiel was the fa
ther of Susannah B. Bassett, "Sukey
B." for short, who played tie melo
deon. He had been, by successive
seizures, a Seventh Day Baptist, a
Second Adventist, a Millerlte, a Regu
lar, and was now the most energetic
of Come-Out era. Later he waa to be
come a Spiritualist and preside at
table-tipping -seances. - . - -
Ezekiel's amen was so sudden and
emphatic that it startled the reader
into looking np. Instead of the faces
of his congregation, he found himself
treated to a view of their back hair.
Nearly every head was turned toward
the rear corner of the room, there was
a buz of whispering and. In front.
many men and women were standing
np to look.
Ezekiel Bassett stepped forward
and whispered in his ear. The cap
tain's expression of righteous Indigna
tion changed to one of blank aston
ishment. He, too, gazed at the dark
corner. Then his lips tightened and
he rapped smartly on the table.
"My friends." he said, "let us bow
in prayer."
John Ellery could have repeated that
prayer, almost wora for word, years
after that, night. The captain prayed
for the few here gathered together
Let them be steadfast. Let them be
constant in the way. The path they
were treading might be narrow and be
set with thorns, but It waa the r-ath
leading to glory.
Scoffers may sneer." he declared,
his voice rising; "they may make a
mock of us, they may even come Into
thy presence to laugh at us, but theirs
2a the laugh that turns to groaninV
And so on, bis remarks becoming
more personal and ever pointing like
a compasr needle to the occupant of
that seat in the corner. - . .
O Lord," prayed Captain Hammond.
the perspiration in beads on his fore
head, "thou bast said that the pastors
become brutish, and have- not sought
thee and that they shan't prosper.
Help us tonight to labor with this one
that be may see his error and repent
in sackcloth and ashes."
They sang once more, a hymn that
prophesied woes to the unbeliever.
Then Ezekiel Bassett rose to "testify."
The testimony waa mainly to tie ef
fect that he was happy -because he had
fled to the ark of safety while there
was yet time. : - .-; - . ; ,
Captain Eben called for more testi
mony. But" the testifiers were, to use
the old minstrel joke, backward in
coming forward that evening. At an
ordinary meeting, by this time, the
shouts and enthusiasm would have
been at their height and half a-dozen
Come-Onters on their feet at once, re
lating their experiences and proclaim
ing their happiness. -But tonight
there was a damper; the presence of
the leader of the opposition cast a
shadow over the gathering. Only the
bravest attempted speech. The others
sat silent, showing their resentment
and contempt by frowning glances
over their shoulders and portentous
nods one to the other.
The captain looked over the meet
ing.
"I'm ashamed," he said, "ashamed
of the behavior of some of us in the
Lord's house. This has been a failure,
this service of ours. We have kept
still when we should have justified our
faith, and allowed the presence of a
stranger to interfere with our duty
to the Almighty. And I will say," he
added, his voice rising and trembling
with indignation, "to him who came
here uninvited and broke up this meet
in', that It would be well for him to
remember the words of Scriptur", 'Woe
unto ye, false prophets and workers
of Iniquity." Let him remember what
the divine wisdom put into my head
to read to-night: "The pastors have
become brutish and have not sought
the Lord; therefore they shall not
prosper." "
Amen!" "Amen!" "Amen!" "So
be It!" The cries came from all parts
of the little room. They ceased
abruptly, for John Ellery was on his
feet.
"Captain Hammond," he said, "I re
alize that I have no right to speak in
this building, but I must say one
word. My coming here to-night may
have been a mistake; I'm inclined to
think it was. But I came not, as you
seem to infer, to sneer and scoff; cer
tainly I had no wish to disturb your
service. I came because I had heard
repeatedly, since my arrival in bls
town, of this society and its meetings.
I had heard, too.that there seemed
to be a feeling of antagonism, almost
hatred, against me among you here.
I couldn't see why. Most of you have,
I believe, been at one time members
of the church where I preach. . I
wished to find out for myself how
much of truth there was in the sto
ries I had heard and to see if a bet
ter feeling between the two- societies
might not be brought about. Those
were my reasons for coming here to
night. As for my being a false proph
"I'm Not Crying," She Gasped.
et and a worker of Iniquity" he
smiled "well, there Is another verse
of Scripture I would call to your at
tention: 'Judge not, that ye be- not
Judged.""
He sat down. There was silence
for a moment and then a buzz of whis
pering. Captain ii"en, who had heard
him with a face of Iron hardness,
rapped the table.
"We will sing In closin'," he said,
"the forty-second hymn. After which
the benediction will be pronounced."
The Regular minister left the Cams
Outers' meeting with the unpleasant
conviction that he had blundered bad
ly. His visit, instead of tending toward
better understanding and more cor
dial relationship, had been regarded
as an intrusion. -
So that old bigot was the Van Horne
girl's "uncle." It hardly seemed pos
sible that she, who appeared so re
fined and ladylike when he met her
at the parsonage, should be a member
of that curious company. When he
rose to speak be had seen her in the
front row, beside the thin, middle-aged
female who had entered the chapel
with Captain Hammond and with her.
She was looking at him Intently. The
lamp over the speaker's table bad
shone full on ber face and the picture
remained In his memory. He saw her
way riMi!34M
of ber
hair on her forehead. .
- He had taken but a few steps when
there was a rustle in the wet grass
behind him. .; - ' -
"Mr:- Ellery," whispered a voice,
"Mr. Ellery, may I speak to yon just
a moment?" " -.
He wheeled In surprise.
"Why! why. Miss Van Horne!" he
exclaimed. "Is it you?
"I felt," she saidi "that I must see
you and explain. I am bo sorry you
came here to-night. Oh, I wish you
hadn't. What made yon do It?"
' "I . came," began . Ellery, somewhat
stiffly, "because " I well, because I
thought It might be a good thing to
do." . .
.There was a bitterness in his tone,
unmistakable. And a little laugh from
his companion did not tend to soothe
his feelings. "-
"Thank you," he said. "Perhaps it
is. funny. I did not find it so. Good
evening." - - -
The. girl detained him as he was
turning away. . -
- "I came after you," went on Grace
rapidly and with nervous haste, "be
cause I felt that you ought not to mis
judge my uncle for what he Bald, to
night. He wouldn't have 1 hurt your
feelings for the world. He is a good !
man and does good to everybody. If
you only knew the good he does do,
yon wouldn't you wouldn't dare think
hardly of him."
"I'm not judging -your uncle," he de
clared. "It seemed to me that the
boot was on the other leg."
"I know, but you do judge him, and
you mustn't. You see, he thought you
had come to make fun of him and us.
Some of the Regular people do, people
who aren't fit, to tie his shoes. And
so he spoke against you. Hell be
sorry when he thinks it over. That's
what I came to tell you. I ask your
pardon for for him."
She turned away now, and It was
the minister who detained her.
"I've been thinking," he said slowly,
for in his present state of mind It was
a hard thing to say, "that perhaps I
ought to apologize, too. I'm afraid I
did disMirb your service and I'm sorry.
I meant well, but What's that?
Rain?" -
There was no doubt about it; It was
rain and plenty of It. It came in a
swooping downpour that beat upon the
trees and bushes and roared upon the
roof of the chapel. The minister hur
riedly raised his umbrella.
"Here!" he commanded, "you must
take the umbrella. Really, you must.
You haven't one and you'll be wet
through."
She pushed the umbrella aside.
"No, no," she answered. "I don't
need it; I'm used to wet weather;
truly I am. And I don't care for this
hat; It's an old one. You have a long
way to go and I haven't. Please, Mr.
Ellery, I can't take it."
"Very well," was the sternly self
sacrificing reply, "then I shall certain
ly go with you as far as the gate. I'm
sorry, if my company is distasteful,
but
He did not finish the sentence, think
ing, it may be, that she might finish
it for him. But she was silent, merely
removing her hand from the handle.
She took a step forward;. he followed,
holding the umbrella over her head.
They plashed on, without speaking,
through the rapidly forming puddles.
Presently she stumbled and h
caught her arm to prevent her falling.
To his surprise he felt that arm shake
in his grasp.
"Why, Miss Van Horne!" he ex
claimed in great concern, "are yon
crying? I beg your pardon. Of course
I wouldn't think of going another step
with you. I didn't mean to trouble
you. I only If you will please take
this umbrella " -
Again he tried to transfer the um
brella and again she pushed it away.
"I I'm not crying," she gasped;
"but oh, dear! this is so funny!"
"Funny!" he repeated. "Well, per
haps it is. . Our ideas of fun- seem to
differ. I "
"Oh, but It is so funny. You don't
understand" What do you think your
congregation would say if they knew
you had been to a Come-Outers' meet
ing and then insisted on seeing 'i
Come-Outer girl home?"
" John Ellery swallowed hard. A vi
sion of Captain Elkanah Daniels and
the stately Miss Annabel rose before
his mind's eye. He hadn't thought of
his congregation in connection with
this impromptu rescue of a damsel in
distress. -
"Possibly your Uncle Eben might be
somewhat r surprised if he knew
you were with me.' Perhaps he might
have something to say on the sub
ject." "I guess he would. We shall know
very socn. I ran away and left him
with Mrs. Poundberry, our housekeep
er. He doesn't know where I am. I
wonder he hasn't turned back to look
for me before this. We shall probably
meet him at any moment."
Fifty yards away the lighted win
dows of the Hammond tavern gleamed
yellow. Farther on, over a ragged,
moving fringe of grass and weeds, was
a black, fiat expanse the bay. And a
little 'way out upon that expanse
twinkled the lights of a vessel. A
chain rattled. Voices shouting exult
Ingly came to their ears.
"Why!" exclaimed Grace In excited
eyes and . the wavy shadows
wonder, "its the packet! She was
due this morning, but we didn't expect
her in till to-morrow. How did she
find her way in tho fog? I must toll
uncle." - ,
She started to run toward the house.
The minister would have followed
with the umbrella, but she stopped
him. --
"No, Mr. Ellery," she nrged earnestly.-
"No, please don't. I'm all right
now. Thank you. Good night."
A few steps farther on she turned.
I hope Cap'n Elkanah won't know."
she whispered, the langh returning to
her voice. "Good eight."
era SS COXTCilHEDJ
A Christmas
Sermon .
Br REV. JAMES M. CRAY. D. IX.
- Dw of tbe Mood, Bible 1
TEXT When the- fulness of the time
was come. God sent forth his son, made
of a woman, made under the law. to re
deem them that were under the law. that
we might receive the adoption"" 'of sons.
Galatians 4:4. 6. - .
Christianity was
not precipitated
upon - the world,
but came in - as
the result of . a
long and patient
preparation. The
seed which blos
somed in . Bethle
hem, was planted
in the . garden of
Eden.' In other
words,. it was not
until "the fulness
of time." that
"God sent forth
His Son V . . to
redeem them
that were under the law." .
Why this delay? Why did not the
birth of the second Adam follow im
mediately upon the fall of the first?
Why was a diseased race allowed to
suffer in the absence of the only phy
sician who could give relief?
. Some of the most interesting and
thoughtful answers to this question
are In a great sermon ' on this text
by the eloquent Robert Hall, an Eng
lish Baptist clergyman of an earlier
generation, from whom I quote In
part.' -
In the first place, it may have been
God's purpose to impress the race
with the great lessons of its apostasy,
and the fearful, consequences of re
bellion. Thus to restrain our haughty
spirits from acting in the future life
as we have acted here.
In the second place, if It- was nec
essary in any sense that salvation
should be prepared for man, it may
have been equally so that man should
have been prepared for salvation.
Man needed to have a true knowledge
of his sinfulness and the misery it
produces, as well as his moral inabil
ity to overcome it in his own wisdom
and strength. It needed time for man
to find this out, for he must exhaust
everything that nature could do be
fore he would be prepared to receive
the grace of God in the present work
of his son.
Another reason for the -delay " Is
found in the necessity for the accumu
lation of prophetic evidence concern
ing the Savior, . that when he came
he might be identified beyond a doubt.
When Jesus came it was at the mo
ment when all the prophecies concern
ing his advent bad reached a focus.
The Most Favorable Time in History.
Finally, in this connection it may
be added that of all the periods in"
the world's history that which was
selected for the advent of the son of
God was the most favorable In at
least three particulars:
(1) It was a time of great Intel
lectual refinement, when the human
mind had been cultivated to the last
degree, and was therefore able to de
tect and prevent imposture as at no
previous time. Tom Paine or Robert
Ingersoll did not live then, but such
rush lights as they could not have
been seen among the luminaries of
the Augustan ago. In other words, it
Christianity stood the test of the first
century, it has nothing to fear from
the present one.
(2) It was the time of a central
ized human government, and Rome
was in the heyday of its power. This
made- the whole of the civilized world
easily accessible, furnishing an oppor
tunity for the propagation of the gos
pel message to mankind everywhere.
(3) It was the age of the perfec
tion of the Greek language, which for
many years had been- under process
of cultivation. This was a tongue pre
eminently . adapted to Illustrate spir
itual truth, and to assist later ages in
discovering the meaning of its words.
Whatever was written In Greek was
accessible to all, and at any earlier
period the want of such a vehicle of
thought would have made the general
teaching of the - bible almost prohi
bited. The Lessons for Us.
And, finally, whatever may be said
as to the delay of the father in send
ing the son into the . wrold, the two
points to be considered now are
these: - - -
In the first place, the delay caused
no Injustice to the preceding ages,
for the mediation of the son of God
looked backward as well as forward,
and hia sacrifice on Calvary atoned
for the faithful who had died before
that event as well as for those who
follow after. - - -
And in the second place, "Now" that
"once in the end of the world hath ha
appeared to put away sin by the sac
rifice of himself," It behooves us to
inquire whether be has yet been re
ceived into our hearts This should
be our chief concern on this anni
versary occasion. This is the "fulness
of the time" for as, and God forbid
that the opportunity should come and
go and leave us where we were be
fore. The way to make the Christmas
in the earth a Christmas in the soul
Is to receive Jesus Christ by faith
as a personal Savior. He is God's
unspeakable gift to us. Will yon now
say to him, I accept this gift, I take
thy son? H is so simple, and yet to
vUaL Do it now. -
To Many Amateurs. t
Dr. Woods Hutchinson, ""at tha
Twentieth Century club in Boston,
condemned baked beans.
"We bear a lot," be said, "about th
raw vegetable cure, the starvation or
fast cure, the fruit cure and what-not.
These things, no less than baked
beans, are bad for lis unless they are
recommended by an experienced die
ticlan. - - . -
"There are too many amateur die
ticians and we all - know the ama
teur. '. v - : - - " - " '
"An amateur photographer was
showing me some snapshots of Italy-
"-'And these leaning buildings, what
are they?" I asked. - - - , -
" They are some buildings In Pisa,"
be replied. That perfectly straight
one near them is the famous leaning; -tower."..
, --- "' -
Up And Doing.
Not all city folks are as Ignorant of
the farmer" surroundings as the far
mers sometimes suppose. This was
evidenced by an Incident In the stay
of a young New Yorker on a New Eng
land farm.
"Well, young man." eaid the farmer
to his - boarder who was up early and
looking around, "been out to hear the
haycock crow, I suppose?" And the
sly old chap winked at his hired man.
The city man smiled. "No." said he
suavely, "I've merely been out tying
a knot In a cord of wood." Judge's
Library.
Too Cold for Saths.
Dr. Xene Y. Smith, a medical In
spector in the Muncie (Ind.) publio"
schools, tells this story o"f his experi
ences In examining pupils.
"When were you bathed?" asked Br.
Smith of a boy of seven or eight years
in a suburban school.
"Bathed?" quiered the child. "Why.
don't you know this is winter?"
Scarce as Hen's Teeth.
Mr. Crimsonbeak That bachelor
friend of mine Is looking for a partner
for hla joys and sorrows.
Mrs. Crimsonbeak Well, It seems
to me he's a long time about it.
"Yes; you see he's looking for a si
lent partner."
; Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets cure consti
pation. Constipation is the cause of many
diseases. Cure the cause and you cure tlie
disease. Easy to take. Adv.
A dog may worry a cat, but a man.
being nobler than a dog, worries soma
woman.
Mrs. Wlnslow-s Soothing Eyrnp for Ch!ldres
teething, softens the gums, reduces inflamma
tion, allays paln.corea wind colic, 25c a bottle-jUft,
It's a safe bet that most of your
friends are people who want you to.
work for them without pay.
"On the Job"
; all the time
That's the mission of
Host etf er's
Stomach Bitters
and for 60 years it has proven
- "' effectual in cases of
Poor Appetite
"Indigestion
Dyspepsia
Constipation
Colds, Grippe
and Malaria
TRY IT TODAY ASO SEE FOR YOURSELF
Oil'S OFFERING
THE SETTLE?!
THE AMERICAN RUSH TO
WESTERN CANADA
IS INCREASING
Free Homuieadi
In tho new IHstrtct of
Manitoba, Sasitmtclie
waa and Alberta tbore
are thousands of Free
Homesteads left, which
to tho man mkintc entry
In S years time will be
worth from 92b to S3fi per
acre. These lands are
well tdnDtcd to szimiB
growing and cattle zalatBC
KXCKUJEST U1LV1T FACUJTfBe
Zn many cases the railways fa
Canada bare bcc bmfcU in ad
vance of settlement, and In a
abort time there win not be a
Bet tier who need be more than
tenortweire milns from a Mne
of railway. Railway Bates are
refrolatea by tiuTcrttawal Con
Suasion.
Social Condition
The American Settler Is at borne
la We tern Canada. He ts not a
at ranger in a strange land, kav
inic nearly a mi 13 ton of his own
people already settled. there. IS
yon desire to know why theeoo
d iUon of the Canadian Settler is
prosperons write and send for
literature, rates, etc, to
Q. A. COOK.
t25 W. firs STREET, KAJBAS CTTT, ML
Canadian Government-Agent, or
ado r ess ttnpnnienueD ox
immlgratiftn. Ottawa Vsea
WILL TOD JOIS EE Donmbdi 17th to Impsrs
onr Monte' Vina. Psrk farms in Laka OuubIt.
Florida skfh rolMn; prodoctlTe ' Good -
aaents wanuxL WtiW H. I. tioS4.KIl
sai mow io-fc;i4.r, uitl-, Kmoaaik atr.Ua,
CAflfl
TO
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