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Ostermoor Mattresses, 4 ft. 6 in. wide,
each (5 lbs. more than regular), ham square corners .beautifully made, anc (We illustrat A.C.A. wide or narrow stripe; Gray an in linen effect; Blue and White Herrin with floral effects of Blue, Pink, Yellov nfsr Bargain Pi ___ Terms of Sale, Cash with I These are extraordinary bargains, Eight quickly if you want any, as this Special Order of IJs or Throuj If your dealer cannot supply vou ? we 1 ? a,,,. ..v. ? i. ?-i i? ? auippcu same ua^ hivl?v is ictcivcu uy us. covering and color desired, in case all you correspondence. Beware of imitations. Insist that the nai Even if you do not wish a mattress nov its superiority to hair in health, comfort ai name of your home dealer and our free < work of art, 144 pages in two colors, pro: this offer is necessarily limited. OSTERIMOOR & COMPANY, 2 Canadian Agency, The Alas UACA _ ... " if bbm csiaDMsneu V v/vJV/ 56 Yea Liberal Allowance \ WeChallen for Your / fll rji W \ ComPan^ 0ld Piano ( CAtalovue V U ill I Free \. Delivered OVER to Your Hoi 60.000 SOLD ?^ . _ ?, . Address 163 A ?|| A ^| g\ I Boylston Street #% Iml I I Boston, Mass. E "Removing West? Write us re^ardin^ reduced rates and through cars in for ing of your household effects to or from Colorado and Y coast points. TRANS-CONTINENTAL FREIGHT Room 505, 215 Dearborn St., Chicago; Room 200 roadway, New York. Bourse Bldg., Philadei| Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle. ' IIIDSON Freight Forwarding < 0m Reduced rates on household poods to from all points on the Pacific Coast 1349 Marq Building, Chicago; 1005 Carleton Building, St. Louis; Hi", 1 Tre Building, Boston; 101 Columbia Building, San Francisco Siimsou Block, Los Angeles UP METAL POLIS _ lnlis;*usaMe in Every Household 3 ox. Box 10c. At Your D?i PLUMBING SUPPLI taining to the business. Warranted highest Er cent. 011 any article. Quick shipments, ustrated catalogue. B. H. KAROL. 235 \ 1 [XcM^Ssh T N addition to our I'amtal SB ? lei I * are safeguarded by th "E^ISl I Advisory Board consisting MP^SlwiTI I zens of Cleveland. Write i XL SALE?i , 6 ft. 3 in. long, one part, weighing fifty pounds d laid filling, built, not stuffed, bound edges, I daintily covered with any ticking you desire. e three patterns above.) d White Dust-proof Satin Finish Ticking striped g-bone; or Mercerized Art Twills in fancy stripe Green or Lavender, all at the nee, $15= pm Irder. None sent C. 0. D. L__ Dollars less than refrular price. You must speak Offer is open for your immediate acceptance only. gh Your Ostermoor Dealer. fill order direct, express prepaid from here; mattress Please state first, second, and even third choice of l iiK.e are aireaay soia, as mere win De no time tor ne "Ostermoor" appears on every mattress you buy. v you should know all about the "Ostermoor" and id economy. 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In a mo ment the man was beside her. "Good morning!" he cried, trying unsuccessfully to suppress the joy in his voice. " Good morning," answered the girl with apparent coldness. The color in her cheeks, the light in her eyes, belied her tone; but she turned her eyes from him, and he ventured humbly: "You are angry with me?" He looked at her miserably, and their eyes met. She started as she noticed how haggard and pale he was. She dropped her lids quickly, and to cover an awkward moment patted Nancy's neck with a gloveless hand; for, strangely enougn, sne was nut wearing nei gauntlets as usual to-day. The man stared at the white hand in sudden bewilderment. "Why!" he cried. "Your wedding ring!" The girl drew a quick breath. u r\_ _ 1.1 i tn * 'Ti your rigm nana; The girl flushed hotly; but she answered bravely, " It was my mother's wedding ring. I have worn it ever since she died " DAT nriH'Q T ivn.uuivjjii u J. Continued ft of intervening mud? New engineers, the best that England afforded and that large salaries could procure, were sent out to the lake shrine to cope with the new problem. Eighteen months passed now, and the monthly meetings of the gentlemen adventurers were very monotonous affairs indeed. Then came the report of progress and the announcement that the difficulties had been overcome. This time nothing had been left to chance, thought these matter of fact business men. None of the favors of fortune were to be relied upon in this, a cold blooded business undertaking. In the intervening months of silence a great dam had been constructed across the hole made in the side of the basin, tprminrttinfr in a thrrvncrh whirh thp milfl could be washed and carefully precipitated, so as to secure the hidden treasures as they were brought out of their hiding place of centuries. The dam was finished, and so was the cleansing shaft. Everything was ready to begin except the water power. Averaging this upon the rainfall of the previous years, it had been calculated that it i j i? ... x? u wuuiu provtr a bupcriativciy ea>>y lu wasu out the bottom of the lake down to bed rock within six months. " We are waiting impatiently for the rains to begin," cabled the local manager on the spot to the directors in London. " In the meantime we are collecting the mule trains to carry the treasure to the Alagdalena." Still Waiting for Rain nPHREE years have passed since this hopeful message was received. The treasure mules have been turned out to pasture or are carrying humble burdens, and the local manager on the spot is still waiting for the rains to fall. Some of the directors in London have grown querulous, and lament the water they pumped away so extravagantly during the four years of deluge. Too late they are learning that the mill wheel will not turn with the water that has flowed by. The monthly meetings of the stockholders are introduced with a laconic cablegram which invariably reads, " No rain yet," and the secretary lays before the meeting weather bureau reports from all over the world. Everywhere Jupiter I'luvius is senuing ms rams upon tne just anu me unjust alike, only not upon the bosom of Lake Guatavita, where the baking sun rays have converted the twenty-five feet of mud into twentyfive feet of solid rock. " No rain has fallen upon portions of Lower California or upon sections of Patagonia for at least eight years," remarks the secretary, showing off his meteorological knowledge and to demonstrate that the drought at Liuatavita is not without a parallel. After all, it is a pleasant place to hunt for treasure in, and a peculiar one. Generally gtfcn disease and sudden mysterious death stand on guard before the great treasure chests of the earth; but here is a climate that would appeal to any insurance company. The lake of El Dorado lies in the Cordillera, far above the torrid heat of the Magdalena Valley, in a land of perennial spring. In its pellucid waters, while there were waters, were THE POET'S ST Golden and silver and pearly and dusky And nightfall and twilight and dawning and noon And tawny and yellow and mellow and musky And tender and splendor and planet and moon; Lucent and spangle and tangle and clamber And angel and quiver and shiver and sha"ke And willow and pillow and topaz and amber And wavelet and billow and river and lake; Shadow and meadow and mountain and valley And crimson and scarlet and purple and pink And mallow and fallow and byway and alley And highway and lowway and border and brink "But," he was almost stem, and his face was very determined, "why did you take such pains to let me see it that dav on your left hand?" " " ,.u~ i?I T1 sue noikjicu. i nc \ vicn; in the glade now (William would evidently wait for his letters), and time was short, "you?you frightened me," she hurried on. " f was not married; but I was engaged, and I thought I ought?" "Engaged!" The light which had crept into his eyes went out suddenly. "Yes, to my dear, kind guardian, who has been like a father to me since my own fathwr died." There was a tremor in the soft voice; but the girl continued, " I live with his sister, and he is very good to me. I owe him everything." The man was silent. " Good by," said the girl, turning down the lane. " Good by." She rode a few steps along the lane. The lonely sadness of the man's " Good by" echoed in her heart. Suddenly she drew rein, and spoke again, defying Mrs. Grundy recklessly. " But that is ended," she said almost inaudibly. " He released me when he saw I did not?could not?" And in a flash Nancy was galloping off. "Diana!" The man's voice rang out joyously, and he rode swiftly after the girl. iL DORADO om page 5 mirrored ttte white shadows of the snow capped peaks of Tolima. There is no malaria and little fever, and plenty of yellow legged chickens to eat, and life has its compensations, though spent far away from the green turtle ?f + v,.. ,i;.?*,???: ii ouup wi niv uucv-tuia nicctlllga. 1 d^CI^ clIC sixty days old when they are opened at Guatavita, and they have a long journey in native boats and on muleback behind them. True, the royal road, as Philip II. of Spain decreed it, passes near the treasure lake; but the decree was probably never fully carried out, and to-day the road taxes the ability of the most sure footed of mules. The natives, proud of their Chibcha descent, and with only simple wants to satisfy, have a prejudice against working more than eight hours a week. Fortunately, there are plenty of them, and as practically no other demands are made upon this most isolated labor market, they comply with all the requirements that are imposed. Needless Alarm AT first the adventurers were alarmed lest the local Chibchas, short, stocky, copper colored fellows, with beardless faces, high cheek bones, soft, melancholy, dark eyes, and the shapely hands and feet that denote race, would regard their treasure quest as sacrilege. Plans were even formulated to bring in Chinese coolies from Canton, or Tamils from the Straits: but these fears proved to be without justification. The natives were quite willing to work < out an eight-hour week several times a year at the fair wage which is paid them. Although quite convinced that the treasures of the Gilded Man still lie at the bottom of the lake, the efforts of the engineers to raise it fill the Chibchas with amusement. Even should the layer of mud be removed, they say, the Gilded Man will defend his treasure with some other barrier which no machinery made of mortal man can overcome. In the meantime the engineers are waning on tne spot, taKing an the ease they can in their comfortable portable houses, waiting for the Colombian weather clerk to turn on his normal rainfall. A million, at least, has been spent, and perhaps eight years have elapsed since the entergrise, which was such a powerful factor in the istory of the sixteenth century, assumed its modern phase. No dividends in ducats or doubloons have been paid; but the corporation of courageous adventurers is still a close one?n?i a single investor nas dropped out, not a share of tlie stock has come on the market. A few strange trinkets and figures presumably of the Gilded Man, recalling much Aztec relics of Mexico, have been brought to light and distributed by lot among the delighted stockholders. These happy" mortals dwell in country houses from the Lands End to John O'Groat's, and at least one of them is accustomed to say, pointing to the Chibcha idol o d nm c V>ic P'1?,?oKo+U?.?? ' TV??c? is part of the treasure in quest of which Raleigh and the men of Devon died. It has had as powerful an influence upon history as has King Salomon's mines and the mines of Ophir. It is part of the treasure that did more to coionize America man ine religious intolerance of Europe." OCK IN TRADE Lilies and roses and posies and gillies And brushes and grasses and rushes and reeds; Apples and dapples and daffadowndillies And sedges and hedges and edges and weeds; Remember and ember, September, November, And haying and Maying and April and June And autumn and summer and spring and December And ianele and iunele and tintrle and tune: Wading and wending and lading and lending And sunlight and starlight and slumber and sleep? Ah, but these poets!?their stock is unending, And when they get through we are all in a heap. ?Harriet Whitney Durbin.