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Of a Maid. By CECILY ALLEN. roovrishtd. IWS, by Associated Literary Press. The . 4 irl leaned forward after scan , h (110 roa d in both directions aud touched the chauffeur’s arm. The crimson car came to a panting, deliberate standstill. The girl did not wait for the chauf feur to" help her, but sprang lightly to the road and vanished into the wood ed on the right. The chauffeur turn ed the car as if his thoughts were con centrated on the necessity of making the smallest possible turn in time of safety in order to be prepared in time of emergency. And then the great crim son car shot back in the direction from whence It had come. Safely screened by the underbrush, the girl found a clearing in the wood land and sat down on a moss grown jo* Deftly she unwound the swath es of chiffon from her hat. baring a face delicate and sensitive as the anemones opening at her feet. She drew off her gloves and felt of the velvety moss on the old log, then stooped to gather flowers. Finally, with the blossoms forgotten in her lap she leaned forward, her elbows on her knees, her chin propped in the palms of her hands, watching the woodland life around her. Chipmunks and squirrels scampered a'lohg tlie edge ofThe clearing. Where the sun shone upon a tangle of fern and jack in the pulpit two robins perched pertly on dry twigs aud dis cussed the troubles of May moving dav. From the shadows of the wood beyond came the persistent hammering of a woodpecker. Beyond the screen of underbrush au tomobiles and smart turnouts spun bn toward the race track, where the world of fashion was foregathering. An hour passed, and then at the distant wail of a peculiar siren whistle the girl sprang to her feet, dropped her lapful of flow ers and ran to the roadside. Bearing down upon her was a crim son car, twin of the one which had dropped her so unceremoniously an hour earlier. But the resemblance stopped with the car. The chauffeur in the first car had worn a spick span uniform in tan color from the tips of his highly polish ed boots to the crown of his heavy red cap. The man in this car wore a dis reputable looking storm coat of Eng lish cloth, a shabby visor cap and a pair of goggles which had certainly seen more prosperous days. He was scorching along at a fine pace. But the girl calmly stepped to the edge of the road and waved a de taining hand—a bare hand at that. The machine slowed down, aud the man made preparations to descend, as became one hailed by a maiden in dis tress. But again the girl raised a de taining baud. “My car met with an accident. I thought perhaps—l am very anxious to reach Dalton this afternoon. Perhaps you were going that way. Would you give me a lift?’’ She looked up eagerly into bis star red face. Then the man coughed dis creetly. swallowed a smile and sprang from the machine. “I was—or thought I was—going to the races, but I am sure it will be much more pleasant at —er —was it Dal ton you said?” The man’s accent was English. The admiration in his eyes was the sort that knows no nationality. The girl flushed beneath it and sprang into the car before the astonished man could assist her. For a few minutes the car ran on in silence. Then the girl spoke abruptly. “Let us take this crossroad. Then a mile farther we will strike the old Dalton turnpike. There we will not meet”— “I understand,” he interrupted grave ly. Aud the great car swerved into the crossroad, running through a stretch of woodland. Again the girl seemed plunged in thought. But at last the man remark ed a bit lamely: “Perfect day, isn’t it?” The girl looked up at him shyly. Her eyes were soft and luminous. “Oh, I have had the most beautiful hour there in the woods. I’ve never seen anything half so wonderful as those little creatures doing just as they Pleased. Just as soon as the birds tired of one tree or bush or fern they flew off to another. They did not mind hie nor each other. Just think of being like that all your life!” The man looked at her curiously, as if she were a new specimen of the genus feminine and entirely worthy of deep study. it is all so different from what I’ve wen used to. I wake up knowing that “hrle will be right there with my chocolate. And then will come cards a nd mail and flowers and Aunt Mar re*- Of course Aunt Margaret Is a ear, but ten years of doing things git under Aunt Margaret’s eyes are ery tiresome. Don’t you think so?” i am quite sure It must be a terrible W, replied the man gravely. And then seeing the same people everywhere you go and being quite r e that you will see no one that J? Margaret has not seen first.” fesslon 0311 HP at this naive con . J?® Tou know,” said the girl, waxing the dent,al as the car lazed along over (W tFee hung road. “I’ve always amed of having a man come to my “ e J ust hke this—a man I had known—a man quite different of the men I have ever Btnm Jr 863 ’ and the man at her side d her with grave eyes. she there was Bess >e Stewart— gone t arried Jack Coghlan. They’d School +° k,nder S ar ten and dancing to oil oget her. And then she’d gone cotliw.' 8 Col,e * e ‘proms' and the same ia 8 " it was just like marry had llied ln yoor With 1 ? ow they’re bored to death aoon a t C w o<^ er ‘ 11167 bad a honey been th M ° nte Carl °* where tb y had 106 rear before on the Borden- Jones yacnt, and they came back- to the same old round of teas and dinners and dances. There was no romance in that.” The man shook his head. “But Harriet, one of our parlor maids, married a miner way out west. She met him by answering an adver tisement in a matrimonial paper. He came east after her, and she wrote Marie that they were awfully happy. He had never beaten her once.” The man flung back his head and laughed, and the girl laughed with him. Then suddenly she clutched his sleeve. “You’ve passed the Dalton turnpike, and I must be at Stoneywold for lunch.” “We are not going to Dalton.” said the man calmly. “I’ve been out this way before. Just two miles beyond we will cross the state line.” “But why? Oh, I must go on to Stoneywold.” The man ignored the remark. “And across the state line, I under stand. there is no need of a license.” “Oh!” said the girl very softly, and the great car stopped beneath the arch of freshly leaved trees. He flung aside his heavy driving gloves and took the delicate, sensitive face of the girl between his two hands. “Will you, dearest?” Her eyes stopped dancing and turned wondrous tender. “Oh, I hoped you’d understand, but I did not dream”— “Will you. dearest?” persisted the man. She lowered her long lashes over the eyes Into which he tried so hard to gaze. Later she murmured from the shelter of his arms: “But I want to tell you the truth, Lester. I never loved you till just this minute. And I had made up my mind that if you did not understand I would just”-' „ He threw on the power, “Let us get across the hue quick be fore you change your mind again.” Hiram Manning, justice of the peace in the —th district, plucked at his beard and regarded the couple doubt fully. “fd like t’ oblige you, but this ain’t no Gretna Green, an’—well, I don’t mind tellin’ you that the girl looks un der age.” “But I am not,” protested tbe girl. “I am twenty.” “Not castin’ no reflections, ma’am, but I’d like some proof”— The girl and the man looked at each other; then the girl’s troubled glance traveled to the table, and a smile brightened her face. “Isn’t that proof enough that my family are willing?” She held the paper toward the jus tice with the face of a girl peering straight from the printed page. The justice looked from the picture to the girl, and his face alternately flushed and paled. “Gosh all hemlocks, you’re Banker Claflin’s girl, and he—he’s”— “Yes,” said the girl, her eyes danc ing. “He is Lord Gramaton. But in deed, he’s very nice In spite of the fact,” she added as Justice of the Peace Manning continued to stare in credulously at the man’s slim figure In its disreputable motoring apparel. “You wait a bit. I’ll be right back,” said the justice, with sudden accession of spirit, and he started for the door. The girl and man sprang after him. “You are not going to telephone—to town—to those wretched reporters. Please, please, let us be married quite alone, with just some of your family for witnesses,” cried the girl. “Yes,” added the man nervously. “We’ve just run away from all that sort of thing—piffle, don't you know. Please let us get away quietly. Don’t telephone, I beg of you.” “Telephone nothin’,” exclaimed the jfustice heartily. “I’m just goln’ to put On ray Sunday suit. Never expect to marry a millionaire’s girl and a lord again in my time.” CONQUERORS CONQUERED. The Fate of Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar and Napoleon. It is a remarkable and instructive fact that the careers of four of the most renowned characters that ever lived closed with violent or mournful deaths. Alexander, after looking down from the dizzy heights of his ambition upon a conquered world and weeping that there were no more to conquer, died of intoxication in a scene of debauch or, as some suppose, by poison mingled in his wine. Hannibal, whose name carried terror to the heart of Rome Itself, after hav ing crossed the Alps and put to flight the armies of the mistress of the world, was driven from his country and died at last of poison administered by his own bands ip a foreign land, unla mented and unwept Caesar, the conqueror of 800 cities and his temples bound with chaplets dipped in the blood of a million of his foes, was miserably assassinated by those he considered his nearest friends. Bonaparte, whose mandate kings and emperors obeyed, after filling the earth with the terror of his name, closed his days in lonely banishment upon a bar ren rock in the midst of the Atlantic ocean. Such the four men who may be con sidered representatives of all whom the world calls great and such their end — intoxication or poison, suicide, mur dered by friends, lonely exile. Captivating a Queen. It was by his graceful execution of a dance that young Hatton first capti vated the heart of Queen Elizabeth, says Edward Scott in his book on “Dancing In All Ages.” He had been brought up to the law and entered court, as his enemy. Sir John Perrot used to say, “by the gaillarde,” as his first appearance there was on the occa sion of a mask ball, and her majesty was so struck by his good looks and activity that she made him one of her band of pensioners, who were consid ered the handsomest men In England. It is said that the favors which the virgin monarch extended to her new favorite excited the Jealousy of the whole court, especially that of the Earl of Leicester, who, thinking to depre ciate the accomplishments of the young lawyer, offered to Introduce to Elizabeth’s notice a professional dancer whose saltatory performances were considered far more wonderful than Hatton’s. To this suggestion, however, the royal lady, with more vehemence than elegance, exclaimed: “Pish! I will not see yonr man. It la his trade.” THE DEMOCRATIC ADVOCATE, "WESTMINSTER, MD. A CASE IN POINT. Why the Postmaster Leaned Toward the Sheriff. There is a town in northern New I Hampshire where the families have in termarried to such an extent that it is difficult for an outsider to make the least criticism on one person without the danger of offending some of his family connections. When an unfortu nate visitor commented on this fact to Mr. Corbin, the postmaster, Mr. Cor bin nodded violently. “Bill Harmon, that’s our sheriff, com plained of that no longer ago than last week,” said he. “You see, it took him more’n a fort night to arrest Nate Giddings because Nate got wind that he was wanted on a little matter o’ selling hard cider, and he went on a round o’ visits | among his relatives—aunts, nephews in-law and I don’t know what all—and ’twasn’t till he’d had his fun and went back home to his wife that Bill could make the arrest without seeming to 1 kind o’ butt in, as you might say, and j spoil the reunions.” “I should think be would make a queer kind of sheriff,” said the visitor, | “waiting all that time for sentimental j i reasons and then arresting a man 11 when he went home just because his 1 ! poor wife wasn’t a relation!” Mr. Corbin drew himself up and as- I sumed a remote expression. [' “That’s as you look at it,” he said in , a chilly tone. “I may be a mite preju- 1 ' diced in Bill’s favor, as he married my I ■ son-in-law’s youngest sister. Anything ' 1 that concerns him concerns me, you , understand.” j | CHECKING A BUNDLE. The Way the Tired Man Sav.ed Him- | self Labor and trouble. One day a man went into a very big j store. He had a heavy package with ; him. Not in the sense you mean, smarties, i but in the real sense. He had to go two blocks farther i down the street and didn’t want to ■ carry the package. So he decided that j he would leave it in the check room. He asked a floorwalker who looked j like a United States senator, but who ■ was a perfect gentleman, where the ■ check room was. The floorwalker said: 4 ’ T h r e eaislesoverdo wnstairsandover ontheWabashside.” He went there, wherever that was, and found he had made a mistake. He knew it was himself who had made the mistake, for as nice a man ■ as a floorwalker with a Prince Albert : on couldn’t have made a mistake. Finally after he had lugged his bun dle thirty-two blocks hunting the check room, had found the check room and deposited his bundle he walked ; his two blocks to the other place and was through for the day. Then he soliloquized: “How should I ever have got through or stood the wear and tear of that long two blocks carrying that bundle? If it hadn't been for the check room system, what could I have done?”—Chicago News. TIPS IN ENGLAND. Lord Russell’s Fee to the Headsman Who Executed Him. Mr. George Russell, discoursing on tips in the Manchester Guardian, after the manner of his “Collections and Recollections,” treats the subject his torically under its various names of fees, vales (or veils), honorarium (as Disraeli preferred to call it) and pouches. Ancient usage has a peculiarly con secrating effect in the matter of tips and fees. Horace Walpole records the astonishment of George I. when told that he must give guineas to the serv ant of the ranger of his park for bringing him a brace of carp out of his i own pond. Apparently everybody in England is at some time or other justified in de manding a fee unless it be the mon arch. When Talt became archbishop of Canterbury and met the queen he breathed a sigh of relief on at last en countering a person to whom he had not to pay something. According to Bishop Burnet, a man used to have to give a tip in order to be decapitated. He tells the story of Lord Russell when under sentence of death for high treason asking what he ought to give the executioner. “I told him 10 guineas. He said, with a smile, It was a pretty thing to give a fee to have his head cut off.” For Number Two. “George, dear, what kind of a wom an would you marry if you married again?” asked the amiable wife. “Well, if I married again”— began the brutal husband. "Then you acknowledge that you would marry again?” “I’m not saying one way or the oth er, but”— “But you don’t give me a definite answer, and that proves”— ’‘That doesn’t prove anything, be cause”— “It does too! So what kind of a I woman would you marry If you mar ried again?” “I wouldn’t marry again. I could not” “Of course you have to say that.” “Of course I do, because I was about to say that if I married again It would be the kind of a woman who would not ask me what kind of a wo man I would marry if I married again.”—Judge. Singing Pigeons. The queer Chinese change pigeons into song birds by fastening whistles to their breasts. The wind of their flight then causes a weird and plaintive music that is seldom silenced in the pigeon haunted cities of Pekin and Canton. The Belgians, great pigeon fliers, fasten whistles beneath the wings of valuable racing carriers, claiming that the shrill noise is a sure protection against hawks and other birds of prey. As a similar pro tection, reeds, emitting an odd wail ing sound, are fixed to the tail feath ers of the dispatch bearing pigeons of the German army. An Inspiration. Little Willie—Say, pa, what is an in- spiration ? Pa—An inspiration, my son, i Is the sudden recollection of some one ; who will probably stand for a touch.— Kansas City News book. pvtttttvtttttttttttttttttt i ff Is /I Fact I I • .1 Ij: That the goods ;; ;; turned out by ;; ill I H :: ill WAKEFIELD il ROLLER I! MILLS ;; Are not to be surpassed • • ;; by any other mill. ; • II THAT I I |li "Swain's Best" j| j|| Fancy Patent Flour is rapidly grow- • • |I I ing popular is proven hv the steadily |1 i 1 increasing sales of that flour. < i |J J It is Carroll County’s best produc- |J | 11 • tion in that line. Why shouldn’t it II ■ be ? '• j jj | Made on the finest and best mill in J J II the country, ground from the best ll' i wheat grown in the vallny (none •I l]’ better in the state), and together | JI I ’ with the most careful and skillful of I I i it milling, this brand of fljur lays claim ■; J I to superiority. J J j j: Tiy "0-K" Flour H ’ | For pastry and biscuits. |1 II ASK YOUR GROCER FOR II I | THESE GOODS. 11 |l| C. & P. Phone, New Windsor, 29 3. | [ I 11 1 ********* I lift Ifreeil | We will give away J | | 500 STEREOSCOPES || | WITH 12 PICTURES. |i f You will want one. Come early. |f | See them in the Corner Window. § I The W. H. Davis Co. | | Cor. Main and John streets, || |p WESTMINSTER, MD. j| FRANK K. HERR. GEO. W. BABYLON. HERR & B Manufacturers of Coaches, Carriages, Buggies, Phaetons, Jagger Wagons, Traps, Ennabouts, &c. WE PUT ON OUR OWN RUBBER TIRES. 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 1597. : JOHN H. SULLIVAN, CARRIAGE & WAGON WORKS. REPAIRING A SPECIALTY. NEW WORK ONLY BUILT TO ORDER. BSTTo save money give me a call and i get my prices. ALL WORK GUARANTEED. On Green, near Liberty, Westminster, Md. * mar 3 ly Buggies. Buggies. Buggies wiJliP I have purchased a carload of the finest make of Columbia, Ohio, Baggies, 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. Sandrucß, mar 6 3mo ALESIA, MD. Fans for Sale id 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 stables, at Hanover, oil'll 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, MAKING A WILL If You Draw Up Your Own, Stick to the Most Simple Terms. “If the people,” said a lawyer, “who for whatever reason prefer to draw wills without resorting to legal advice would keep just oue thing in mind a lot of trouble would be saved. It is nothing save insistence on simplicity. Simplicity is the main thing to make a will effective, and apparently it is the one thing that the will makers for get about. High sounding words and half remembered law phrases come to their minds, and into the documents these verbal extravagances go. There appears to be a popular impression that, for example, to say T give and bequeath’ is a stronger way of saying T give.’ Again, take the matter of directions. Here ade ire to be explicit frequently results in contradictions, i and the longer a sentence in a will is i the more likelihood there is of its be- j ing open to mininterprotation. “No will should be drawn without! at least a couple of drafts having been made of it, each one being gone over carefully with the idea of simplifying and clarifying it Give the time to it that the importance of the action de mands. Know what you want to do and study out the best way of ex pressing yourself. Don’t put off mak ing a will. I’m superstitious enough to consider that tempting fate. And when a will is drawn remember that it has no legal binding unless the sig nature is witnessed by two persons, who must themselves witness the doc ument in the presence of the testator and each other.”—New York Press. A BROKEN CUP. The Way a Queen Saved an Old Serv ant From Dismissal. A charming story is told of the for mer queen regent of Holland, the moth er of Queen Wilhelmina. The old king had bought a fine service of Sevres porcelain for the use of the royal fami ly, and he gave orders that any serv ant who should break any piece of it should be punished by being Instantly j dismissed. One day a man who had ■ been many years in the royal house hold confessed to the young queen that he had broken one of these Sevres cups. Queen Emma spoke comfort- \ ingly to him and suggested that he should mend the cup. That, said the man. would be useless, for the king would surely notice the cracks. Nev ertheless the queen told him to mend the cup as neatly as possible and to be sure to give it to her that afternoon at tea time, when the king would be pres ent. Tea time came, and the queen, after drinking from the mended cup, suddenly rose and let it fall to the floor. It was smashed to atoms. “Think of me as one of the most awkward of your majesty’s servants,” she said humbly. "I have broken one of your precious Sevres cups. You must dismiss me at once. I don’t deserve to be retained in your service.” The arbi trary old king was highly amused at her demure manner and considered the matter a good joke. He never knew the true story of the broken cup. Chess and War. The origin of chess is shrouded in mystery. There is little doubt, how ever, that its birthplace was in India and that it is an offspring of a game called chaturanga, which is mentioned in oriental literature as in use fully 200 years before the Christian era. From India chess spread into Persia and thence Into Arabia, and ultimately the Arabs took it into Spain and the rest of western Europe. The game was in all probability invented for the purpose of illustrating the art of war. The Arab legend upon this point is that it was devised for the instruction of a young despot by his father, a learned Brahman, to teach him that a king notwithstanding his power was depend ent for safety upon his subjects. The Greek historians credit the invention of the game to Palamedes, who, they claim, devised it to beguile the tedium of the siege of Troy during the Trojan war. The Slippery Pronoun. Many are the circumlocutions which have been devised by civilized races in order to avoid the bluntness of direct address. In fact, it may be said that at the moment when a nation stand ardizes its language it begins to have trouble with its pronouns. “Thou” has of course become obso lete except in prayer, although it flour ishes colloquially In the north of Eng land. The second person plural Is substituted. In parts of the south “you all” is heard, a further step to ward refined elusiveness. In France and Germany “thou” has been retained in familiar or semicon temptuous speech. In Spain and Italy, on the other band, the third person is substituted habitually in place of It— Harper’s Weekly. Touched. Mrs. Homespun—The comic papers say you fellows never work. Weary Waffles—Y-yes’m; de comic papers also say dat mother-in-laws is a nuisance when everybody knows dat dey are de most sweetest an’ angelic uv mortals, an’— Mrs. Homespun—You poor, dear man! Come right in this minute. I will broil a chicken for you.—Judge. Sorry. Mamma—Here comes your father. See how cross you’ve made him. Now go and tell him you’re sorry. Tommy- Say, pop, I’m sorry you’re so blamed cross.—Philadelphia Press. An Unfortunate Misunderstanding. “I had to leave my last situation be cause the missus said they were going to lead the sinful life, and they wouldn’t want any servants about the place.”—Punch. An Enthusiast. Towne—Oh, yes, he’s quite an enthu siast He goes In for things in real earnest Browne—Yes, if some one were to send him on a wild goose chase he’d speak of himself afterward as a sportsman.—Philadelphia Press. Fairies of the Deep. Mother Pike (to Little Piker) —What fairy story do you want me to tell you today? Little Piker—Either Little Red Herring Hood or Octo-Pnss In Boots.— Kansas City Star. New Advertisements. T N 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. JCE CREAM FESTIVAL. St. James Sunday school will hold their ice cream festival on the church lawn on Saturday, June 20. The public is cordially Invited to attend. STRAWBERRY AND ICE CREAM O FESTIVAL. The Mite Society of Bethesda Church, near Gist's, will hold an ice cream and strawberry festival Sat urday, June 27. on lot adjoining-church, beginning ;at4p. m. If weather unfavorable, next clear day; PREPARED Wall Plaster, Paroid Roofing and Building are kept by Smith & Reifsnider. The best is the cheapest. SALE OR RENT FARM BETWEEN 70 AND 80 ACRES Near Camber, Carroll county. Md. Improved with dwelling, bam. outhouses, etc. Terms to suit. Address Room2l, Franklin Build ing, Baltimore and North streets. Baltimore, Md. ICE CREAM AND STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL. The Medford Grange will hold a Strawberry and Ice Cream Festival on Saturday evening, June 20. The public is cordially invited to attend. If the weather is too inclement it will be held the follow ing Tuesday evening. ICE CREAM AND STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL. 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 LONG experience in the coal business enables Smith & Reifsnider to select only the very best grades. I piGEONS FOR SALE. A loft of about 75 or SO well-bred HOMER PIGEONS will be sold at a very low price. apr24 tf Apply to DR. J. W. BERING. Farms and country places WANTED. Customers in fifteen states ready to buy or rent, j Write full particulars. Large Properties a Specialty. J. LELAND HANNA. apr24 ly 440 Equitable Bldg., Baltimore, Md. 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. RANTED. 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, j may 22 4t Dept. C., Richmond, Va. ANK STOCK FOR SALE. A number of shares of stock of First National Bank and Union National j Bank of Westminster at private sale in lots to suit purchaser. Apply to BENJ. F. CROUSE, aprlO-tf Attorney. JAMES E. SHREEVE J. E. SHREEVE, JR. Ellicott City Westminster SHREEVE S; SON DENTISTS Westminster Office 3 Doors West of Herr & Babylon’s Repository mapl tf MORE than fifty patterns of Cypress and Yellow Pine Mouldings and : Casings to select from at' Smith & Reifsnider’s 25 Bead of Virginia Horses. Will receive 25 head of Virginia Horses Monday. May 11th, 1908, consisting of trotters, pacers and three mated teams; also some good farm chunks. Will also buy and exchange 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 i them at less than cost while they last, i DOYLE & MAGEE. oct4 6m BEST HEATING AND PLUMBING DONE. Frank T. Shaeffer, Opposite Anchor Hotel. WAVS ALL The Edison Phonograph. Better than all others, Different from ail others. Much cheaper than all others. Give us a call and hear this Phono graph, and get our prices be fore buying elsewhere. FOR SALE AT Stoneslfers* MSS. WESTMINSTER, MD. FREE! FREE! One large picture with every doz. Cabinet Photographs. Special attention given to Child= ren and Copy work. J. D. MITCHELL, Photographer, over Bower’s sto:*e, Westminster, Md. WE try to make our stock a depen dable one and if we haven’t what you want we will get it fgr you. Smith & Reifsnider. Trade Marks Designs 'rrvvO Copyrights &c. Anyone sending a sketch and description may quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an Invention is probably patentable. Communica tions strictly confidential. HANDBOOK on Patent* sent free. Oldest agency for securing patent*. Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive ipeciai notice, without charge, in the Scientific American. 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