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JMchltablc. j X By ANNE HERMAN. | X 4 I copyrighted, 190 S, by Associated 4 3. Literary Press. T Hetty Peters sat gazing out of her window across the closely cropped lawn, past the garden of many hued roses and away to the woods, all white with dogwood and purple with violets. She held a letter in her hand. Not In mauy a long year had Hetty’s face worn such an expression of woe. “If you please, ma’am,” awakened her from the trance. She turned to the cook and gave her orders for the da v Then, with a sigh, she opened the letter and reread it: Dear Aunt Mehltable —Papa and Jessie Miller will be married Tuesday morning and sail for Europe the same day on an extended trip. So I shall leave college and go home to look after you. The Stirlings are here for the wedding, you know they are related to Jessie. Fred looks as old as his father. They have made a mint of money mining in Colorado and intend to buy back their es tate and settle down as our nearest neighbors again. No place like the south, they declare. Papa Invited them to make our house their home while negotiations are pending. Business will detain Mr. Stirling in Boston for a few weeks, but Fred will come to town with me. Expect us on Thursday. Your loving RUTH. “Jessie’s a dear soul. I hope they’ll be very happy,” Hetty murmured to herself, ‘‘but I never thought John would marry again. And Ruth coming back a year before I expected! This’ll never seem like home to me any more.” Hetty Peters was single. She had never had a lover, had never looked for one and, Incredible as It may seem, had never wished for one. She had been altogether too busy, first, in look ing after a younger sister and brother, and, second, in caring for her delicate mother, to consider her matrimonial prospects. The brother and sister had grown up, married and moved north. Her mother’s death had left her alone. Wheu her elder brother’s wife died she had gone to live with him, and for several years her existence had been happy if monotonously uneventful. Now came the- disquieting news of John’s second marriage and of her niece’s unexpected return. Hath had a decided predilection for managing -everything and everybody she came in contact with. Her aunt had always trembled before her. Ruth was the only one who remembered her baptismal name, and Hetty detested it, but Ruth persisted in calling her Aunt Mehltable. “Perhaps she intends to marry Fred.'” Hetty reflected hopefully. “If she does, of course he’ll have to give in. He was a nice looking boy when he left. I remember I kissed him goodby, he seemed such a boy, and he is a year older than I am.” On Thursday Miss Peters was at tho station when the northern train ar rived. While she was watching the outcoming passengers from one car a hand touched swiftly her arm, and a pleasant voice exclaimed, “Hetty, you have not changed a bit since we part ed.” “I’ve grown fifteen year’s older,” she answered, giving her hand to a tall, bronzed, handsome man, whose dark eyes were scrutinizing her admiringly. “I know it.” he replied. “So have I” “Fred, loosen that checkrein. Aunt Mehltable, how could you drive this horse in such a condition? You really need some one to look after you!” And Hetty realized, with a pang, that Ruth had come back to her own. “No tea for me,” she commanded at the dinner table. “Aunt Mehltable, I’m surprised at you! Any doctor will tel! you that tannic acid is a rank poison. It’s positively criminal to use tea or coffee when one can have fresh milk.” The next morning Rath’s sway be gan. “Just up?” she called out as Hetty made her appearance at 7 o’clock. “I’ve been up for hour’s. I shall move the breakfast time an hour earlier, and you must come for a walk every morn ing before breakfast. It will do you a world of good." And Aunt Hetty, real izing the futility of argument where Ruth was concerned, miserably acqui esced. “Is it possible you sleep on a feather bed?” exclaimed Ruth that evening, unexpectedly invading her aunt’s room. “Don't you know that feathers are not sanitary? You need some one to look after you, Aunt Mehltable.” I’m not so old as that,” protested Hetty. It isn't altogether a matter of age; it’s temperament. You take life like a grasshopper. You really do need some oa f; Of course you’ll have me until” — Intil you marry?” suggested Hetty. I have been thinking of it,” Ruth admitted complacently. “By the way, now do you like Fred?” I think he is in every way desira- don't believe any woman could ask for a better husband.” i m glad to hear you say so,” said baad'” ils bis father a good hus i do uot remember Fred’s mother. 1 when I was very young. But bapiT^ 8 un<^ersto<x i they were very To * • r ' Stirling frequently at les ’” sald Ruth. “He came to fan business - If Fred is like his ba r 1 m . Fure be ’li m ake a good hus- WGre talking about you von. tenioon ' H G thinks you look do tt er t * lan * do > and 1 16 thinks, as 1 cai-o ** * VOI need some one to take Into. 01 ' Vou ' He really takes a great rest in you. Aunt Mehltable.” Daro.n tal '° S a great interest In you ap- J - - which Is more to the point,” her exasperated aunt. “Do Want 1° , pretend that y° u don ’t “wif red t 0 fond your she rnlf’ *° f course >” asserted Ruth as I leave tbe room. “Of course I g K a]] is going to be fond of me. to the a ' e tbat feather bed taken up tomorrow morning, Aunt found t hL, d . ays ***** flowed Hetty •d after” 1 " 36 * te hen In hand and “look dneed h T lth a thoroughness that re- Ali her 7? 1116 ver ge of melancholia, k ° QS and movem ents were ‘•Rifled ber en ergetlc niece, who ** what *he should eat. .what she a. 'wild drink and wherewithal she * .onid be clothed. T “Ruth is so systematic,” said Hetty T loyally when Fred awkwardly attempt- I ed to condole with her. “She has such f executive ability. She’s really wonder- I fol” £ “She is, indeed,” Fred assented. L “She is a perfect example of what the f higher education can do for a woman. £ But, joking aside, I don’t think she’s f an awfully good sort, and I’m fonder ** of her than any other girl I know, r This is a very pleasant day. Can’t you (j come for a row on the river, Hetty?” “N-no. I have some work that must be attended to,” she faltered. “You haven’t given me any of your ’■ attention since I’ve been here,” he Q complained. “You’re not treating me e right, Hetty.” “But—Ruth”— Hetty began in sur -3 prise. a Fred rose to his feet. B “Hetty,” he said, “I want yon to j know something. When I left for the west, you kissed me goodby. Oh, I know you felt nothing but friendship ® for your old playfellow, and it sounds i silly to say, but it’s true, I’ve never a kissed another woman. I meant to tell you some day, and now that”— He ' paused. “I promised uot to say any r thing until Ruth told you, but”— 1 “I understand,” said Hetty softly. ' t “Did she tell you?” he asked. , “Not in so many words, but I think a she meant me to understand. I am so 3 glad.” ( “It began last winter,” said Fred, t “I’m glad too. I think we’re all going to be very happy.” I “Aunt Mehitable,” broke In Ruth’s ) crisp voice, “here’s a telegram from i Mr. Stirling. He will arrive this even , ing.” The Interruption was welcome to , Hetty. She felt that she could not have endured another word. Hetty spent the remainder of the ' day In her room. Fred and Ruth ■ waved their hands gayly when she I drove off to the station to meet Mr. Stirling. How well they looked to , gether, she thought. Something In the i sight stirred a strain of sadness In her. She seemed to realize for the first time that she had been cheated out of her girlhood. Absorbed in her sad musings, she absentmindedly took a turning which made her drive longer by half a mile. When she reached the station Mr. Stirling had already started for the Pines. Hetty drove back slowly. The full moon arose and the air was sweet with the scent of roses, but Hetty had no thoughts for the beauty of the night. She threw the reins to the stable boy and took a short cut for the house. She was in no mood to join the family party and intended to go quietly to her room. As she passed the rose garden she caught sight of Ruth’s white dress in the shrubbery. Ruth’s face was up turned to her companion, and—yes, he : had taken her in his arms. It was Ruth’s kiss Fred would remember now. Hetty sat down on a rustic seat un * der a live oak. The meaning of it all swept over her. She was thirty-four, and there had never been moonlight or a rose garden for her. She had al ways left love out of her plans for 1 herself, and now It was Fred, Ruth’s Fred, out there in the rose garden, and she was alone with the emptiness ’ of thirty-four unlived years—alone and old. Her eyes filled with scalding tears, and she sobbed aloud. “Why, Hetty, what on earth are you crying about?” Fred sat down beside her and gath ered her In his arms. “Don’t cry, dearest,” he implored. “Tell me what the trouble is. Don’t you want dad to have Ruth? Why. I” “Your father!” gasped Hetty. “Is that who she’s with?” “Why, of course,” said Fred. “I told you all about it.” , Hetty sprang up in astonishment. “I expected her to marry you,” she cried. He laughed softly. “I didn’t. She knew all along that I | wanted to marry you. She’s been do ! ing all she could to make the match. She knew you needed some one to look after you.” The Seven Prophets. “The late Duke of Devonshire,” said a diplomat at a Washington dinner, “kept a stud and took a calm and ducal interest in the races. There was a cer tain sporting paper that kept a large ; staff of prophets and always prophesied the outcome of important races. The duke for some reason put great reli ance In these prophets and their proph ecies. He always read the paper, and he continually recommended it to his ’ friends. But once at Goodwood, at the day’s end, a man came up to the ! duke and said: “‘What of your paper now? Did you | see It this morning? Six prophets prophesied that six different horses ’ would win, and here only seven ran, and the winner was the seventh, which ' no prophet had selected. Well, what have you to say now?’ “‘All I have to say,’ the duke an swered calmly, ‘is that there’s room for another prophet on that paper.’ ” The Tarantula. ; Whether the tarantula is ever a death dealer or not Is a disputed point. However, there seems to be no doubt ' that the bite of this spider-like crea -1 ture inflicts one of the most painful 1 wounds that the human body can en dure. Stolid Indians who have home ‘ the tortures of the sun dance without flinching have been known to roll upon the ground and shriek in agony when ! bitten by a tarantula, which leaves a livid scar that never grows dim. It is possible that the tarantula bite some times proves fatal, although it is diffi cult to find a well authenticated In > stance of this kind. Chicago Inter t Ocean. I Even Buds Grow Old. According to a government botanist at Washington, there is reason to be \ Here that buds share In the growing t old of the parent plant. He Illustrates his meaning In this way: Suppose the r average life of an Individual plant— . say a tree —to be 100 years; then a bud . removed when the parent plant Is fifty years old will also be virtually fifty j years of age and If transplanted by , grafting will be able to live on the ( graft only fifty years more. THE DEMOCRATIC ADVOCATE, WESTMINSTER, MD. FANTAW AT MACAO. Gambling Houses of the Monte Carlo of the East. Macao, a Portuguese-Chinese port at the mouth of the Canton river, in China, Is the Monte Carlo of the east. One must wait until evening to see the famous “fantan” houses. The interi ors are brilliantly lighted with oil lamps (for Macao boasts neither elec tricity nor gas) and furnished with cost ly Canton blackwood elaborately carved and upholstered in velvet. There are two floors. The cooly class remains on the ground floor, where the actual games take place, but In the room above, immediately over the table in the room below, there Is a square “well” with a rail around It and a narrow table furnished with betting books and pencils, cigarettes, etc. The visitor may take a seat and look down at the game, which really seems fair and simple. A man sits at the head of the table with a huge heap of brass “cash” before him and a slender wand in his hand. He takes up a handful of the coin and puts it on the table, covering It with a brass hat Then the betting begins, the bets being laid on the number 1,2, 3 or 4, after which the banker takes up the hat and counts out the cash in fours, separat ing them with his cane, the number left when the last “four” Is removed being the subject of the betting. These houses, numerous as they are, make an enormous income and are a source of large revenue to Macao.—Exchange. JAPANESE PAGODAS. Enormous Pendulums Render These Old Structures Earthquake Proof. The only old structures in Japan which seem to be earthquake proof pro the pagodas, which were erected before the temples. There are many which are 700 or 800 years old and as solid as when first built There is a reason for this, and it lies in their construction. A pagado is practically a framework of heavy tlm- ; hers which starts from a wide base and Is in Itself a substantial structure, j but rendered still more stable by a peculiar device. Inside the framework and suspended from the apex Is a long, heavy beam of timber two feet! thick or more. This hangs from one j end of the four sides. Four more heavy ! timbers, and if the pagoda be very | lofty still more timbers, are added to these. The whole forms an enormous | pendulum, which reaches within six inches of the ground. When the shock of an earthquake j rocks the pagoda the pendulum swings i in unison and keeps the center of grav- | ity always at the base of the frame- ! work. Consequently the equilibrium of the pagoda is never disturbed, and this Is the explanation of the great age of many of them, when from their . height one would suppose them to be peculiarly susceptible to the effects of the earthquake. France and Fourteen. So far as France is concerned, it is the number fourteen that has played a conspicuous and portentous part in her history. On May 14, 1554, the Rue de la Ferronnierre was enlarged by order of Henri 11., and four times fourteen years later Henri IV. was assassinated there by Ravaillac—namely, on May 14, 1610. Henri had lived four times fourteen years, fourteen weeks and four times fourteen days—that is, fifty six years and five months. Then Hen ri’s son, Louis XIII., died May 14, 1643, the same day and month as his father. And 1643 added together equals fourteen, just as 1553, the year of the birth of Henri IV., equals four teen. Louis XIY. ascended the throne 1643, which, added together, equals fourteen, and similarly the year of his death (1715) equals fourteen.—London P. T. O. Kept Them All on Edge. One of the favorite devices of Lord Nelson when ships were cruising in company was to signal to a given craft that Lieutenant Smith or Staff Engineer Brown or Captain of Ma rines Jones was to take charge, on the assumption that all his superior of ficers on board had been put out of action. The author of “Trafalgar Re fought” says that the result was very good, for no one knew when he might be called upon to lake command, and every one therefore made a point of trying to make himself fit to carry out the duty should It ever be assigned to him. Selfish Etiquette. Some rules In an old book on eti quette seem to encourage a practice commonly called “looking out for No. 1.” Here are two of them: When cake is passed do not finger each piece, hut with a quick glance se lect the best. Never refuse to taste of a dish be cause you are unfamiliar with it or you will lose the taste of many a deli cacy while others profit by your absti nence, to your lasting regret An Electric Dance, Take a pane of glass—a broken one will do—and secure it by placing the ends between the leaves of two large books, letting the glass be two Inches from the table. Cut from lightweight writing paper, or, .better still, from tis sue paper, dolls, dogs and other fig ures. Place them on the table be neath the glass. Rub the glass vigor ously with a silk handkerchief, and the figures will cut all kinds of antics. Just Got It Out. “Why In the name of goodness,” ex claimed a man to an acquaintance, “do you keep taking out your watch? Going to catch a train?” “Well, no,” answered the other. “To tell you the truth, I haven’t seen my watch for a long time.” The ignorance of Youth. She —You said that I was necessary to your happiness. He—l was young then and very Ignorant I had no con ception of relative values. She—What do you mean? He—l mean that 1 didn’t know a necessity from an af fliction.—Cleveland Plain Dealer. • ' Worse Than Waiting. “Are you waiting for me, dear?” she said, coming downstairs at last fixing her hat “Waiting?” exclaimed the Impatient man. “No; not waiting—sojourning.” —Yonkers Statesmen. 1111111 I ♦♦♦♦♦ 111 ♦*; Wit Is A!i • i > ai ' ;; That the goods ;; ;; turned out by ;; THE ii WAKEFIELD il ill ROLLER i! MILLS •; Are not to be surpassed •; |; by any other mill. •; jll that II || " Swain's Best” | 1 ’ Fancy Patent Flour is rapidly grow- * 1 I I ing popular is proven by the steadily I I 1 * increasing sales of that flour. > I ’ It is Carroll County’s best produc- J [ 111 tion in that line. Why shouldn’t it I I : ■• be ? i 1 * Made on the finest and best mill in J J II the country, ground from the best ~ ii wheat grown in the valley (none ■ j'J better in the state), and together JJ I I with the most careful and skillful of I , ' * milling, this braud of flour lays claim • • I ] J to superiority. J J I Try "0-K” Flour H | J J For pastry and biscuits. J II ask your grocer for 11 II THESE GOODS. I I JO O ] | C. & P. Phone, New Windsor, 29 3. J [ I 1.n.4.i| I |FREJL!| ii s fn Ii We will give away | 500 STEREOSCOPES | ;| WITH 12 PICTURES. | iP i s s IS s 1 5; You will want one. Come early. ® ; p See them in the Corner Window. II The W. H. Davis Co. | H Oor. Mairf and John streets, >| | WESTMINSTER, MD. 1 § FRANK K. HERR. GEO. W, BABYLON. HERR & BABYLON, Manufacturers of Coaches, Carriages, Buggies, Phaetons, Jagger Wagons, Traps, Runabouts, &c. WE PUT ON OUE OWN EUBBEE TIEES. Special attention given to Repairing. Orders filled promptly. All work war ranted. Factory opposite Montour House, 56 W. Main street, Westminster, Md. Maryland Telephone. ESTABLISHED 1897. JOHN H. SULLIVAN, CARRIAGE & WAGON WORKS. REPAIRING A SPECIALTY. NEW WORK ONLY BUILT TO ORDER. frgg-To save money give me a call and get my prices. ALL WORK GUARANTEED. On Green, near Liberty, Westminster, Md. mar 3 ly Buggies. Buggies. * fuiiTr Buggies.MmMm* I have purchased a carload of the finest make of Columbia, Ohio, Buggies, direct from the factory. They are the best factory made buggies on the market today. They will outwear two other make buggies. Call and see them before buying elsewhere. Geo. W. Sandruck, mar 6 3mo ALESIA, MD. Fans Ik Said and M Several Valuable Small Farms for MSale and also a number for Rent. The Geo . W. Albaugh Real Estate and Brokerage Co. J. EZRA STEM, Sec. & Treas., oct4 ly Westminster, Md. INSURANCE AGENCY —of— CHARLES E. GOODWIN, Westminster, Md. Represents the following companies: Royal Fire Insurance Co. of Liver pool. Continental Fire Insurance Com pany of New York. Norwich Union Fire Insurance So ciety of England. Employers Accident Liability As surance Corporation Limited of Lon don. No Notes. No Assessments. HORSES & MULES. will receive at my fc stables, at Hanover, on l ß| 3snSaturday, June 5, 1908, aU one carload of Horses by express for sale or exchange. Also have on hand at all times a lot of Mules. Will buy fat Horses and Mules for Southern market. H. A. SMITH, apr 10 Hanover, Pa. : " FOR REALISM. I Robert Louis Stevenson’s injunction to | a Small Nephew at Play. > A story about Robert Louis Steven [ son not generally known, according to ■ the New York Sun, Is told by Mrs. I Stevenson’s grandson, Austin Strong. i When Mr. Strong was a little chap I Mr. Stevenson liked to sit propped up i in bed to watch him at play in the | next room. And often it happened ' that the bigger boy of the two would | make suggestions for the inake be i lleve games and insist that th*ey be car | ried out too. One day Austin had arranged some | chairs in a row, playing that they ! were ships, and he, standing on the i front, was the captain, a long time he proudly walked the deck of j his vessel, encountered pirates and I weathered all kinds of storms until he j felt the floor positively heave under I his feet. Mr. Stevenson looked on in perfect silence, but complete absorption, no doubt playing the whole thing much the harder of the two. Finally Austin i got tired of his vessel, climbed off his chair and began walking across the room to some object which had at tracted his interest This was too much for his uncle. Still deep in the game, Mr. Stevenson rose in his sickbed and shouted ex citedly at the recalcitrant sea captain: “Swim, you, swim!” A WARM RECEPTION. i It Gave the Hungry Preacher an Ap petite For Dinner. Before accepting an invitation it is I as well to be sure it Is given In good ; faith. After an afternoon service held 1 many years ago in a certain village in Scotland the preacher, a stranger, who had officiated, accompanied one of the elders of the congregation home and was introduced to his wife. The good man having asked the clergyman to stay to dinner, the latter, after a little pressing, consented. The good lady hurried off to prepare for the unexpected guest, and, seeing, as she thought, her husband washing, as was the custom in those days, at the family sink, she seized the family Bible, approached stealthily from be hind and brought down the ponderous tome upon his bald pate, exclaiming: “Tak’ ye that for bringing hungry preachers here to dinner every time they come to the parish.” As soon as the assaulted one could get the suds out of his eyes he looked about him and, after thinking the mat ter out, concluded that the old lady had made a slight mistake. She, too, came to the same conclusion when, on ; returning to the parlor, she beheld her husband patiently waiting’ for his rev erend friend!—Dundee Advertiser. Artificial Teeth. It is certain that the ancients had a knowledge of dentistry, but It is dif ficult to determine when or by whom the use of artificial teeth was Intro duced. Herodotus says that the Egyp tians had “dentists for the teeth.” In the British museum there are various dental instruments which had been found in the ruins of Pompeii, and Galen in the second century describes the method of extracting teeth by means of forceps. Belzoni says that artificial teeth were In use In antiquity, since he found some specimens In the catacombs. Modern dentistry admits that the first to teach how to make artificial teeth was the Arabian Albucasis, and In his work “A1 Tarif” are drawings of Instruments used for this purpose. The earliest known allusion to artifi cial teeth Is by Martlalis in the first century: You use without a blush false teeth and hair. But, Laella, your squint Is past repair. —Minneapolis Journal. False Hair. False hair was first regularly worn In England by Queen Elizabeth, who ’ had upward of fifty wigs of different kinds for her private use. After her death a few women adopted the French fashion of wearing wigs, but it was not until the restoration that wigs, or, more correctly speaking, peri wigs, came to be extensively worn by the sterner sex. These were intro duced In the court of Louis XIV., where a natural head of hair was not considered sufficiently luxuriant for the artificial tastes of the times. The term “periwig” is a corruption of the French perruque. Wigs were origlnal ■ ly adopted not as a remedy for bald ' ness, but in the interest of personal , cleanliness. The laws of ancient Egypt compelled all males to shave the head and beard. This explains why turbans were not worn by the Egyptians, the bushy artificial hair being regarded as a sufficient protection against the heat of the sun. The Romans, on the con trary, wore wigs because they were naturally bald.—St Louis Republic. Won In Spite of His Lawyer. A once well known attorney used to tell a good story on himself. He had been retained to defend a counterfeiter ■ and advised him to plead guilty. His client did so, and as there was in the mind of the court a fixed idea that if a prisoner pleads guilty he does so be cause he has no attorney the judge asked him why he made that plea. “Because my lawyer told me to.” “Did he give you any reason for It?” “Yes. He told me I would have no show before this judge.” The court flared up and ordered a plea of not guilty to be entered, and the counterfeiter was acquitted. Memory. If it should be asked what posses sion I most valued, I would say some beautiful memory. Memory is posses sion. It is the only thing on earth that is absolutely ours, which no one can take from us. We can produce and en joy it in a crowd of uncongenial peo ple as easily as if we were alone. No noise can drown its voice; no distance can dim its clearness. Strength, hope, beauty, everything else, may pass. Memory will stay.—Selected. Youth and Advice. Naturally youth doesn’t listen to ad vice. One has to make mistakes for forty or fifty years before one begins ’ to suspect that such things are possi ; We.—lndianapolis News. Thy purpooa Ann Is equal to the deed.— Young. A Different Proposition. Pompous Director (hotly)—Why did > you refuse to give my son a fair chance to show what be could do? • Don’t you believe in introducing young > blood in the business? Superintendent . —I do, but not young bloods.—Puck. > Out of the Usual. > “I have something novel in the way > of a melodrama.” I “State your case.” i “The blacksmith is a rascal, while • I the banker is as honest as the day is • long!”—Louisville Courier-Journal. i | Outspoken. Mrs. Garrulous —1 was outspoken In • I my sentiments at the club this after ; i noon. Her Husband—l can’t believe ' | you. Who outspoke you, my dear?— I London Mail. > ‘ New Advertisements. I : I TN order to close out our stock of lap > JL robes and horse blankets we will sell i them at less than cost while they last, i DOYLE & MAGEE. ! JJIOR SALE OR RENT FARM BETWEEN 70 AND 80 ACRES Near Camber, Carroll county, Md. Improved with dwelling:, bam. outhouses, etc. *■ Terms to suit. Address Room 21, Franklin Build ■ ing, Baltimore and North streets, Baltimore. Md. STRAWBERRY AND ICE CREAM lO FESTIVAL. The Mite Society of Bethesda Church, near Gist’s, will hold an ice cream and strawberry festival Sat urday, June 27, on lot ad joining: church, beginning: at 4p. m. If weather unfavorable, next clear day; PREPARED Wall Plaster, Paroid Roofing and Building Papers are I kept by Smith & Reifsnider. The best L is the cheapest. PLEASANT GROVE SUNDAY SCHOOL k Will hold their Strawberry and ice cream fes tival on June 6, beginning at 6p. m. If the weather is unfavorable that night, it will be held the first * fair night of the following week. ICE CREAM AND STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL. , The Medford Grange will hold a Strawberry and , Ice Cream Festival on Saturday evening, June 20. I The public is cordially invited to attend. If the r weather is too inclement it will be held the follow ing Tuesday evening. ICE CREAM AND STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL. r The Deer Park C. E. Society will hold an Ice Cream and Strawberry Festival on the Church lot, Smallwood, Saturday afternoon and evening, June 13th, 1908. may 21 3t i : I T" ONG experience in the coal business I.Jenables Smith & Reifsnider to select , only the very best grades. | piGEONS FOR SALE. A loft of about 75 or 80 well-bred HOMER PIGEONS will be sold at a very low price. apr24 tf Apply to DR. J. W. HERING. FARMS AND COUNTRY PLACES WANTED. ■ Customers in fifteen states ready to buy or rent. - Write full particulars. 1 Large Properties a Specialty. 3 J. LELAND HANNA. 1 apr24 ly 440 Equitable Bldg., Baltimore, Md. 1 j TCE CREAM AND STRAWBERRY r X FESTIVAL. t The trustees of Mt. Olive M. E. Church will hojd their annual ice cream and strawberry festival in > the grove at the church on Saturday evening, j June 6th, if fair, if not fair, on the Bth or first fair evening, commencing at 8 p. m. Singing by the choir. Address by the pastor. Come and spend the evening with us and have a good time. J Xn order to close out our stock of lap 1 X robes and horse blankets we will sell 3 them at less than cost while they last. DOYLE & MAGEE. t ANTED. , Active, energetic men to sell ‘‘Hoods Celebrated * Nursery Stock” —profitable, permanent positions. Hustlers make big money handling our line. Ex clusive territory. Cash weekly advances. Com plete canvassing outfit free. Teachers, students, farmers and others find our business very profi table. Write immediately for our liberal offer. W. T. HOOD & CO., Old Dominion Nurseries, 1 may 22 4t Dept. C., Richmond, Va. t JJANK STOCK FOE SALE. I A number of shares of stock of First . National Bank and Union National : Bank of Westminster at private sale c in lots to suit purchaser. Apply to - BENJ. F. CROUSE, F aprlO-tf Attorney. h , JAMES E. SHREEVE J. E. SHREEVE, JR. t EUlcott City Westminster I SHREEVE & SON 2 DENTISTS - Westminster Office i 3 Doors West of Herr & Babylon’s Repository I mapl tf t 1 TITORE than fifty patterns of Cypress 3 -iVXand Yellow Pine Mouldings and a Casings to select from at 3 Smith & Reifsnider’s 125 Head of Virginia Horses. Will receive 25 head of Virginia Horses Monday, May 11th, 1908, consisting of trotters, * TTrsi n"" r " and three fine 1 mated teams; also some good farm * chunks. Will also buy and exchange i for fat horses and mules suitable for ( the southern market. H. A. SPALDING, mayß Littlestown, Pa. IN order to close out our stock of lap robes and horse blankets we will sell them at less than cost while they last. DOYLE & MAGEE. The Edison Phonograph. Better than all others. Different from all others. Much cheaper than ail others. ( : Give us a call and hear this Phono graph, and get our prices be fore buying elsewhere. ♦ “ * FOR SALE AT Stoneslfers’ sa?gs. WESTMINSTER, MD. s-294m i MICHAEL E. WALSH, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, 175 East Main street, Westminster, Md. D. N. HENNING, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, East Main street, Westminster, Md. BEST HEATING AND PLUMBING DONE. Frank T. Shaeffer, Opposite Anchor Hotel. WAVS ALL WE try to make our stock a dep i dable one and if we haven’t what you want we will get it for you. Smith & Reifsnider. 60 YEARS’ I VL J J LJ J link! 1 ** EBBp ** Trade Marks Designs Copyrights Ac. Anyone sending a sketch and description may quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an invention is probably patentable. Communica tions strictly confidential. HANDBOOK on Patents sent free. Oldest agency for securing patents. Patents taken through Munn So Co. receive tptdoX notice, without charge. In the Scientific American. A handsomely illustrated weakly. Largest cir culation of any scientific Journal. Terms, $3 a year; four months, $L Sold by all newsdealers. MUNN & Co. 36 "-"”’' New York Branch Office. 62S F St.. Washington, D. C. W A NT E, D ! 1000 bushels of home grown Clover Seed. Farmers bring in a sample of your seed and we will assure you the highest prices, according to the quali ty of seed. DOYLE & MAGEE, 28 and 30 W. Main street, Both phones. Westminster, Md. Brs. J. V. and Georgia Mills, Office and Residence 48 WEST MAIN STREET, Westminster, Md., Will attend promptly all profes sional calls. OCt4 Dr. Josephus A. Wright, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Successor to Dr. S. N. Gorsuch, CAMBER, - - MARYLAND. C. & P. Phone 197-3. dec6 Professional Cards. J. F. RINKER, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, Derr Building, East Main street, Westminster, Md. Pensions! Special attention to vouchers, obtaining pensions, applica tions for increase, &c. Prompt atten . tion to all business. J. MILTON REIFSNIDER, l ATTORNEY-AT-LAW 1 and SOLICITOR IN CHANCERY. Special attention to Collection of . Claims and Settlement of Estates Of fice Albaugh Block, Court street, J Westminster, Md. ELIAS N. DAYIS, Constable, Collector and General Auctioneer, Westminster, Md. Special attention given to collections ana auctioneering. Terms moderate. Orders can be left at this Office or at his residence on Liberty street. J. A. C. Bond. F. Neal Parke. BOND & PAEKE, ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW, and SOLICITORS IN CHANCERY. Opposite City Hotel, Westminster, Md. CLAUDE T. SMITH, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW —o— with James E. Smith, corner Main and Church streets. Phones—Md. 131; C. &. P. 33 R. CHARLES E. FINK, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW and SOLICITOR IN CHANCERY. Office 19 Court street, Westminster,Md. CHARLES 0. CLEMSON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, and SOLICITOR IN CHANCERY. 190 East Main street, Westminster,Md. ROBERTS & CROUSE, ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW, and SOLICITORS IN CHANCERY. Office near Court House. GEORGE 0. BEILHART, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Westminster, Md. Office with Charles E. Fink, Esq.,Court street. JOSEPH D. BROOKS, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Practices in the Courts of Maryland and Washington,D. C. Office—Albaugh Block, Westminster, Md. EDWARD 0. WEANT, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Office with D. N. Henning, East Main street, Westminster, Md. IYAN L. HOFF, ATTORNBY-AT-LAW. English and German spoken. GUT W. STEELE, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, 19 Court street, Westminster, Md. DAVID E. WALSH, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, 175 East Main street, Westminster, Md. £ OLIVER GRIMES, JIL, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. 16 Court street, Westminster, Md. SALE BILLS PRINTED ON SHORT NOTICE AT THIS OFFICE.