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II HIS STEPS.
"What Would Jesus Do?" By OHAELES M. SHELDON. i (Copyrighted and published In book form bj tLw Advance I'liUi-ahiug Co. of Chicago. j Over the church in tho pilcnce that followed this strango hcctio. koIm and the noiso of weeping aroMi. When had tho First church yielded to mich a 1 :t i tism of tears? What had becoino of its regular. prcciso. colel. conventional cr ier of service, undisturbed by any vul var emotion and r.nnioved by any fool ish excitement V I5ut tho people had lately had their deepest convictions touched. They had been livin;; so Ion; on their surface feelings that they had almost forgotten tho deeper wells of life,. Now that thev 1ml broken to the! surface the people were convinced of the meaning of their discipleship. Henry Maxwell did not ask this morning for volunteers to join those who had already pledged to do r.s Jesus would, but when the congregation had finally gone and he had entered tho lec turo room it needed but a glance to show him that the original company of followers had been largely increased. Tho meeting was tender. It glowed with the Spirit's presence; it wa.j alive with strong and lasting resolve to begin a war on tho whir-Icy power of Ray mond that would break its reign. Since the lirst Sunday when the lir.-t company of volunteers had pledged themselves to do as Jesus would do the different meet ings had been characterized by distinct impulses or impressions. Today tho en tire force of the gathering seemed to be directed to this one largo purpose. It was a meeting full of broken prayers, of contrition, conversion, of strong yearning for a new and better city life, anil all through it ran the one general cry for deliverance frum the saloon and it j awful curse. But if tho First church was deeply stirred by the events of tho week gone the II. etan-le al.-o felt moved strongly in it.-. o n way. The death of Iiret n was not in itself mi rem.-.rkab'e a fac t. It was her n cent ncejuaintanc) with the people from the city that lifted her iutospicial promir.1 nee and surrounded her death with more than ordinary im p rtani e IIvryo:: in th lb itaiule l.new that L'r n was at this mom-nt lmg in the I 'a go mansion up on the avium. Hrcaggerated reports of the maguiticenco of tin casket, had already fimn.-hed material f. .r oag r p-ip. The rectangle was ey.eited to htiow the di tails of the funeral. Would it be public t What did Miss Page intend t. eloY Tho Kectangle had ne- r before ,J.ji:igb'd even in this distantly :Tsoi:a L.aine r with tie? ari-to ra- y on the boulevard. The opportunities for doing so were not fiv.jv.ent. (iray and his wife Were he.eleg' l by iiiejuirie s as t.i what Loreen's friends and aciiuaint ances were expec d to do in paying their be t respect to hr. for h r ac quaintance was large, and many of tho recent e m rts were um.etrg her friends. So that is Low it happened Monday afternoon at the t-u.t tliat th" funeral service of Lorcen was held before an ininieuse audiene that choired the tent and overll 'We 1 yoi.d all previous bovnds (Iray h.ad gon to Virginia, and sifter talking it over with her .and lie nry Maxwell tho .arrangements h;.d be( n made "I sind always have been opposed to largo public f.ui'rals." said (iray, whose com-h i". whojeM .mi' simplicity of i haracter was one of its great nuirces of strength, "but the cry of the poor cr wt rres who Kn v I.-Tr n is so earnest that I do ie.t know how to refuse tin ir de -ire to rvt her jmd p.ty her puor body some la -t Utile li'dior. Wliat do Voil think. Mr. Maxwell? I will be gu bled by your judgment in the matter. I am sure that whatever you mi. I Mi:2s Page think is best will bo right. " 1 b. 1 s:s yon do." replied Mr. Max w 11 Under most circumstances I h ive a great di-ta te for what seems like display at such times, but this seems differi. lit. Til' pe.pl sit the liec t.ing'le will not come le ro tonstrvice I think tho mo t ( 'hritian thing will i e t j let tli ti lia .-e the service at tho t.nt. Do yu think so, Virginia V" Yes " sai l Virginia sadly. "Poor soul! bio not know but that some time ! shall know she gave her life for mine. We certainly cannot and will not use tii " occa.doti for vulgar display. Let li.r IVieiids !: allowed the gratilication of their wbhes. I see no harm in it." So the arrangement. were made with Mime difficulty for the service at tho tent, sind Virginia, with her undo and Iiollin. .accompanied by Henry Max well. Uachel, President Marsh and the quartet from the First church, went down sind witnessed one of the strange scenes of th 'ir lives. It happened that that afternoon si noted newspaper cor respondent w;is passing through Ray mond on his way to an editorial con vention in a neighboring city. Ilehesird of the contemplated service ut the tent Bud present that afternoon. His .iescription of it was written in a graph ic stylo that caught tho attention of very many readers tho next day. A fragment of his account belongs to this part of tho history of Raymond: "TIkto was a very uir.quo and nn nsual funeral service held hero this aft ernoon at tho tent of an evangelist. Rev. John (iray, down i:i tho hlum dis trict known s-.the Rectangle. Tho oc casion was caused by tho killing of a woman during an election riot lat Sat urday night It seems tho had been re cently converted during tho evangelist's meetings and was killed whilo return ing from oro of the meeting in com S pany with other converts and some of ' her friends. She was a common street dlpnkard. sind yet tho services at the fmt were sis impressive as any I ever witness d in n metropolitan church over the H di.-tingui citizen.. 'In tlieTirst place, si most exquisite anthem was sung by u tniim d choir. It struck me. of course, being si stranger to the place, witli con-iderable sistouish ment to hear voieivs like those one uat- ! nrsilly expect to hear only in great churches or concerts sit such a meeting as this, but tln most remarkable part j of the music was a solo sung by si strik- j ingly beautiful young woman, n Miss Winslow. who, if I remember rightly, j is the young singer who was sought for j by Cr::ndal.tio manager of .National ! Opera, an f who flV sumo reason refused to siccept his off r to go cn the stage. She he. 1 n most v.ond rful manner in singing. ;:rvl everybody was weeping before she h d sung sv doen words. ! That. f co"r.-e, is not so strango an effect t be produced sit si funeral serv- j ice. li.it the Voice it.u-lf was one of ten thousand. I understand Miss Winslow : ine:s in the First church and could I probably command almost any salary as a public singer. She will probably be heard from soon. Such a voico could win its way anywhere1. "The service, aside from tho singing, w;" peculiar. The evangelist, a man of apparently very simple, unassuming styhe, (.puko si few words, and ho was followed by a fine lookingman. the Rev. Henry Maxwell, pastor of the First church of Raymond. Mr. Maxwell spoke of the fact that the dead woman had be. n fully prepared to go. but he spoke in a pi culiarly sensitive manner of the effect of tho liquor business on tho lives of xueu and women like this one. Raymond, of cour.se, being a rail road town sind tho center of tho great packing interests for this region, is full of se. loons. I eaughi from tho minister's remarks that lr had only recently changed his views in regard to license. He certainly made si very striking and yet it was in no sene an inappropriate add.ve -; for a fuie ral. "Then followed what was perhaps th queer part of this strango service. The women in the tent, at least a large part of theni up n--ar the cofiin. began to sing in a Mi't. tearful way. 'I was a :.:ile; ing sheep. ' "'liuii. while tho singing was going on, one mw of women stood up and walked slowly past the caket, and as they went by each one placed si flower of Mime kind on it. Then they ssit down, sind sua th. r row li!- d past, leaving their tio'.vcr-i. All i!e time the hinging continee'd -oftly. li;:e rain on a tent cover when the wind is gentle. It was one of the simplest and sit the same time one of th" ni"r t impressive sights I ver w itiee "1. The eid- s of the tent were up, and hundreds of people who could not g'-t in stoo l outside, all as still ;is death, with wonderful sadness sind solemnity for smh rough looking people. Th re n.u -i have been a hun dred of th - women, stud I was told many of tie :n had been converted nt the ineetim's jnst recently. I cmnot de scribe the effect ot that singing. Not a man savg a note, sill wonu n's voices, and so Mift Sii: 1 yet so distinct that the e ffect was sisirtling. "The service cl. red with another solo by Jwiss Winslow. who sang 'There were nin-'ty :md nine.' smd then the "vangelist sisked the:u all to bow their heads while lie prayed. 1 was obliged, in ord-'i- to catch my train, to leave during the prayer, smd the hist view I caught of the sci no ns the trsiin went by the shops was si sight of the great crowd pouring ut ef tho tent and forming in o.. n ranks while the cofiin was borne out by six (f tho women. It is a long time since I have se-en sucJi a picture in this unpeotic:il republic." If Loreen's funeral impresse-d a pass ing stranger like this, it is not difficult to imagine tho profound feelings of those who had been so intimately con nected with her life and death. Noth ing had ever entered tho Rectangle that had moved it so deeply sis Loreen's body in that cofiin, and the Holy Spirit seemed to bless with special power the use of this senseless e lay, for that night at the meeting ho swept more than a score of lost souls, mostly women, into the fold of the Good Shepherd. It should be said here that Henry Maxwell's statement concerning the opening of the saloon from whoso win dow Loreen had been killed proved nearly exactly true. It was formally closed Monday and Tuesday w.hile the authorities arrested tho proprietor, charged with the murder, but nothing could be proved against any one, and before Saturday of that week tho saloon was limning as regularly sis ever. No one on the earth was ever punished by earthly courts for the inunlerof Loreen. No one in all Raymond, including the Rectangle, felt Lore'en's death more keenly than Virginia. It came like a distinct personal loss to her. That short week while Lore-en had been in her home had opened Virginia's heart to a new life. She was talking it over with Rachel the day after the- funeral. They were sitting in tho hall of th Page mansion. "I am going to do something with my money to help these women to a better life. Virginia looked over to the enel of ih ball t-hcre - """ Loreen'e body had lain. "I have decid ed on good a plan, as it seems to me. I have talked it over with Rolliu. He will devote a large part of his money to the same plan. " 'How much money have you, Vir ginia, to give in this way?" asked Rachel. Once the would never have asked such a personal (juestion. Now it seemed as natural to talk frankly alwut money as sibout anything else that be longed to (tod. "I have available for use at least $bV.(Mm. Rollin has as much mor,e. It is one e.f his bitter regrets now that hi extravagant habits of lifo before his conversion practically threw away half that father left him. Wo are Iwth eager to insike all the reparation in eur pow er. 'What would Jemi do with this money V We want to answer that ques tion honestly end wisely. The money I sicill put into The News is. I nm cem li 1 nt. iu lino with Jesus' ro'iable ;ie l. o It i . a tieces-ary that vo have a d.uv (."In i-giau pap-r in Raymond, specially now that we have (Iie'ssiloon influe nce to meet, as it is to have a church or a college. So I am satisfied that the i. ()(M that Mr. Norman will know how to use so w 11 will b a powerful fae torin Raymond to do sis Jesus would do. AlH)ut my other plan. Rachel. I want you to work with me. Rollin and I are 'g"mg to buy up a Largo part of the property in the Rectangle. Tho field where tho te nt now is has boon in liti gation for years. We mean to Becure the entire tract as soon as tho courts have se ttled the title. For some time I have been making si spe csll study eif the various forms of colh go settlements and resident me thods of Christian work und institutional church work in the heart of givat city slums. I do not know that I have yet been sible to ti 11 just what is the wisest and meist effective kind f work that csu be duno in Raymond, but I do know this much nij' money (I mean Geid's. which he wants me to use) can build wholesome lodging houses, refuges for pr wome-n. asy lums for shopgirls, ssifety for many and many a lost girl like Leireen. And I dc not want to be simply a elispenser of this money. God help me! I do want to put myself into the problem, lint do you know, Rachel. I have a feeling all tho time that all that limitless money and limitless personsil sacrifice can possibly do will not re-ally lessen very much the awful conditions at the Rectangle as long as the saloon is legally ostsiblishod there. I think that is true of any Christian work now be ing carried on in any great city. The saloon furnishes nisite-rial to be saved faster than the settlement or reside-nce or rescue mission work can savo it." Virginia suddenly rese sind pace-d the hall. Rachel answeri'd sadly and yet with si note of hope in her voice: "It is true; but, eh. Virginia, what a wonderful stmount of happiness and power can come out of this money 1 And the saloon cannot silways remain here. The time must come when the Christian force in the city will triumph." Virginia paused near Rachel, and her pale, earnest face lighted up. "1 believe that too. The number of those who have promised tod as Je-sus would is increasing. If we once have, say. out) hiich disciples in Raymond, the saloon is doomed. Hut now, elear, I want you to look at your part in this plan for csipturing smd saving tho Rec tangle. Your voice is a power. I have had many ideas lately. Here i? one ef them. Yem could organize aiming the girls a musical institute. Give them the bem-fit of your training. There are some splendid voices in the rough the-ro. Did any one ever hear such singing a that yesterday by those women ? Rachel, what si beautiful opportunity!' You shall have the best ef opportunity in the way ef eirg.ins and orche'stnis that money can provide, and what e anuot U dovie with music to win souls there into higher and better and purer liv ing 1" Hefore Virginia had ceased ppeaking Ra Im I's face was perfectly transfigure-d with the thought eif her life work. It flowed into her he-sirt and minel like a Hood, smd the torrent of her feeling oversowed in tears that cere.ld not be restrained. It was what she had dm-imed of doing herself. It represented to her something that she felt was in keeping with a right use of her own talent. "Yes." she said sis she rose and put her arms sibout Virginia, while both girls in the excitement of the ir enthusiasm paced the hall "yes. I will gladly put my life into that kind eif service. I elo believe that Jesus would have; me use my life in this way Virginia, what miraedes can we not accomplish with humanity if wo have; such si lever as coTisecrate'd moiie'y to move things with !" "Ald to it con-iecrate'd persemal en thusiasm like yours, smd it certainly ean .accomplish gre-sit things," said Vir ginia, smiling, smd tlnn be fore Rachel could reply Rollin came in. lb hesitsit ed si moment smd was passing out of the hall into the library whe n Virginia calle d him smd sisked some quc&tiuus about his work. Rollin e'jimo back and sat down, and teigether the three discussed their future plans. Rollin was apparently entirely free from embarrassment in Rachel'? pre-sence while Virginia wsis with them: only his manner with her was almost precise, if not cold. The past seemed to be ntiredy absorbed in his wonderful conversion. He had not fergotten it. but he seeuned to bo cempletely caught up for this pre'sent time in tho purpose of this new life. After awhile Rollin was tailed out. and Rached and Virginia began to talk of other things. "Ry trie way, what hsis become el Jasper Chase'" Virginia asked the question inno cently enough, but Rachel blushed. and Virginia adde-d. with a smile: "1 su pose he is writing smother book. Is he going to put you into this one, Rachel? Ye.u :vy;: I ;!;, ay r-i:c tei Jr Chase of deing that very thing in his first story. " "Virginia" Rachel speike with the frankness that had always cxiste-il be tween the two frie nds Jasper Chase told me the ether night that lu? in fact he proposed tome or he would if" - Rachel stoppeel and sat with her bands chipped on her lap. and there wen tears in her e-ye-s. "Virginia, I thought a little while ego that I loveel him. as he said he lovi'd me but when he speike my heart fedt repe lled, and 1 said what I ought te have Kiiel. I told him ne. I have not M e m him since. That wsis the; night of th.' first conversions sit the Rectangle " "1 am glad for you. " ssiid Virginia quietly. "Why?" asked Rachel, a little star tled "IJecause I have never really liked Jasper Chase. He is too eold and I elo nct like to judge him, but I have al wsiys distrusted his sincerity in taking the ple dge at the church with the rest. " Rachel looked at Virginia thoughtfully "I havo never give n mv heart to him I am sure Ho touched my e-moiions. j sine I admired his skill as a writ r. 1 have thought sit tine s that I e ;.i ed a gool deal for him I think p-rh.ips if he had spoken to me at any oI'k r time j than tlie- one lie clios(. , ra-ny have per.-nad d myself that 1 loved him. hilt hi it l.oW R.uliel paused sidde nly. and wle n she looked up at Virginisi again there wen t-.r.s on htrfai e. Vir ginisi came to her smd put her sirm uhoni Ik r tend, rly When Kael e had I ft the l-oree. Vir gmia sat in the hall thinking over the confidence h rim ud h d just shown tier There w," : : n ' 1 1 : : l : g still lobe te !d Virginia ! !: uiv from I: ele l's mstuiii r bv. -in i tit tei J le.it tle.t Iba del had t: ; t l eek was simply coii-cio.e eln 1 s mind t ;:e !;-!cli: Verv n.'iili Ih.li'.n e :.! in ihieg r ! i U'ole oil I'.i i evi ah ii 1 1 ack. .-Mid Ii and Virginia s:rm '.n r.vr.i as thiy !iei late ly heeii m tie Lab.t oi d-.ing. waiki d up s.nd down tin- long la. II it was easy for tln ir tali; t i settle tinally upon Rude I lucau-eot the pkice she was to eucupN in the plans wiiieli we-re lieing made for the are ha-e of the property at the lh tan ,le "Did you ever kno a girl of sue h re-ally ;;ifted power.- mocal mu.-iewho was witling to give I.i r w hoi.- life to the peo l.'. as Ilaehel is g.i;ig to d"V She is going to rive music le.-.-oii: in the- city, have private pupils to make tier living smd then give t ir peop.lo in the Rectangle the In neot el he r culture sind her Voice "It is certainly ;i very goo.l e'r.ample of s'lf sacrifice. " li-pied lioliin. a Utile st i illy Virginia luoked at him a little sharply "Rut don't you think it is a ve ry unusual example V Can yon imavine' lure Virginia named half a do., n fa mous opera singers - "doing smything of this sort V" "No: 1 can't.' Rollin sm-we red orielly "Neil her ran 1 imagine .Mi-s' he spoke the I'.Mue i f 1 1 1 e i rl s i t ! i the red para-ol who had i .eg :e 'ir ginia to take tin girls to tie llee-targle "eloing what you sue- ehung. if ginia "Any more t!a:n I e m i'.r'e.ine Mr ' Virginia spoke t he u..me of a y-.;i;i r socie ty ha h V "g il'g i.'-.e.t to the e'lubs eioi ng vo ir work. Rohm The two walled on in sil, nee f.,r t'u length of the hall "Coming back to Ibieln l. ' I. :;.n Virginia. "RoM'm why ii you tr e.t Uer with null a di taul. ; ;ee;-e u. ,u tier? 1 think. Rollin -par. km n;e ii' hurt you that she . annoyed ! y it. You Used to be on easy t' i-us I don't think Rachel li'.res this edi .: " Rollin suddi-nly steppel lie se, i.i -.j dee-ply agitsited He took his arm iie.n Virginia's sind walked down to the end ; of the hall. Then lie returned, with his arms behind him. and. ttopping near his sister ho said (TO BE CONTINUED. 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These who ,. i -h t present a year's s.ibs( i iptio i , ,t fi i' Mi may also have; t io b. :riM r.l n -w C unpa arm Calendar f r l'.MD S1., r v. ,t ir. Tins Calendar is a iv;:r ti-ei j.j f.Vl .;v. color printings ot'lhre. e. . ; ir - il e designs by a celo- br.tti ! A ii. i r,i . n strt.sf , st memher of t ie .m ri( ae ','a( -(.'t)l: r Society. In si hiii.on to ihi uil the i,uea of Tho (Jciiij):. .i f r tl.e remaining weeks ot lv:: are H'-!t fi-efrom the time sub seiiption is i , e, ivcd for flu; new volume. Illustrate! AniiouriCfment Number containing a full prospectus of the vol ume for re on M nt free to any address. Tin: ver nrs companion, ):; Colli in!. e- Ave., Roston, AIuss. l'ay 3 cur si. i M iiption to the Ri:ceia) euie yt ar in advance and ye t tho Farm .leuinai f. r live years free. ChumuU I'jSjiSbL DET.Gr. Rap-id - & Vest'n RXCI'RSION RA'IKS FOR CHRIST:-.: AS ANU NEW YEAR. Detroit, (iraid Rapids A: Western agi ms will s.ej tieke tson December '2 1. :;o, .!! and January 1st to all points in ie;ii(gan ami h points in Camilla, Ohio, 1 iniiaiui and Illinois, at oik and . i.e. third fare. Return limit January Cud, lh obi) .:lico tocrs. On Tu s day. January iJrd, a sp'pial i st; ! .:!, (I f r on of Ruilman Palaee ears, com). ai tna nr. diawing-roi m, library, b-ei viition and dining cars will start fiein Cldeai.o for tin city of Me-xieo and thi r j roniin. nt cities of the Re-public, n turning via New Oih ans, making the tour e.f all M xi o reunjilete. The party wi'l be sfncfjy limited and absolutely first -das-.-. i ieu iris ii r.rnr. i.n i-.xpknskw. Tin teeir will !e under the personal i -corf mid ilnvt.on of .Mr. Reau Camp bell, ( neial Manage r of the American T uri-t As .eiation. l'i r ?ue; s, i ,oks f the tour, tickets, ee , call en agents of the Detroit, (Jrand Raj.id- o; U'l-inn R R erthe General i'.issene. r Ae.-nt at Tiaud Rapids. rt'iii: io uico tours Three toujs of the beautiful island of I'te rio Rico are sc!i. .luled te leave De- tr"if 11 -'' IRh, Ik bru iry b"ith and Marcii srh. .'sj..enil I'ullman sleeping e;..!,-. will e .nev the .arty to New Yerk, ' le nee on .aril tin sple ndid new steam--l! P "i'oi;. i-' and "Sau Juan" to and ar u::d !!;e i-kual by rail, automobile, eai nag" a . o I -at. in km.- is i i iu: i.t. kximcnsks lvhuy wili.i;!;. The'' -let liuiiced arties will be 1'iiie . !!Mii.iui(t tickets wav be hud on :r j l, i i:i to the :u;eait of the I)' troir, ' 'Voei R mids eg We-stem R. R. () tla- , i etal Ras.sfiiger Agent at (i. and Repe! ( V'vVi 1. 1'.. in pursuHic.' Mint by "i r a mi . m ml t he ( ireuil ; ' y "l i e .lint In ( lauiee rv. in o-i : " i f O.i' si. ci,. ,.: , ! I i . I : h : in : ' in ma ) ni,.l .1 ..rt'il on tit 1 ' ,,, ., , -,Tt iii ii cau-i u Ii n a. tie Tii-st Nat ioiihI '. i Iii-.. ii Mi'..a.'ei,ui Is complain e i S i h ,'.'i. . itliaii t ' 1 1 n r- -1 1 . e: 'l I I."' ii",.' ICo'Ktlian. I'ollj 1 t ..I.I e :,,,,!!..., ,,, M, .c., ' V 'l. I' ..iiai.i,t nt M Uhi 'H ii r S ' I'-e mil hi, ,1. ! n:tlit. NotKC i I I . -' 1 ' .ill li lit I'll t.lie Hllel !fm ; i. e.i. r it il .' noiili (runt door el .,, r I'e v I: ii ".(.' . . .. le- i ..in i il. i:i:ii : oi . ,i . 11 - :: I i." il I.e.'. e, Ithn.M mill I. I i.n.l -',.i,. ,, Mifbican, ald i." i Io- f.ou e !',r lio.iliuj Ihe " I ni,!it . on the twentieth . e, ;!,. i . r mi" tho :hik1 ami : o : .) lo.'ic in th" I'nri'iifn mi of "! - em. h of ihe lunets and i! ; i -,; ! i lie, I or i iniie h there'. , , --. oy I,. Host- lh" nm. mi. t one e t ; r ale u nl. ii.tt rest ti).on ::i - I U ,'ili-i' IU1. 1 t lit :tXt .i.- sir.; ir- ii, st., i1(.,.t!!io.J in -a 1.1 U., s cl 1 1 ' r a, : et s I,.:. I i i;.,' e,i I.'i" !- ri . ilil 1 1 1 ! . h i 1 1 h t; t imal by n.-.U omiitlons of culil v "I. O.LI.'l duo h ml ill- i .! ::,i. noil ooler ar.l elecrro i" r :ih tie' . e"! in tt,U t au-ej .. . - no- ia . rll',-,1 a i'oii.iwh: i. i. . i l ot I in,) -.tiia't-.l In the i.'!. ,iii, t" s.et mi, m n,. e r-nit e'njrt for the r;,;,V ": '"'lU ; "' ' '!?'' ,,,1,.,UT Vii:'',', l ot I'ii ic , i i sro 1 i ..iimj ii i t hi- lllli tiny oi li. ,.). ) ,' su 1 Iii i iii-e e.s... it H-,ipt- n liii I ruin hlT'ulavit on ti;-. i.mi th u. i i.u n.t.i't.ra .i. in -I'.en in,-1 itb knv. .,, ,, ,,' is, hi, l.lt litT lrtst whi. Il ;i 111 tt.i "u t -s.ithiii i. m this ,il oni.tv, nriil ik."-i.t ie i -! I II 11 I I ' 1 1 U I r V h.lM lirfll ' ' " ,,:: -u' i i-.r i.e-r ipi. ar !"'M .I. , , v s; VkmIi).! . ( .i. C. E. CHANDLER, AUCTIONEEK. All klials of Mi rel.in.illse ami Furiu I'ropfity suhl. Term' o iiKonable. Ifain ran be iiiHd at m.t oitn eilli, e. UL"1 TiiUN I'T.MIe H, CECIL CAKL I:0RSYTH, Late Teacher ami Lecturer Metropolitan College of Music, Toronto TtACHtR or Piano, Voico and Theory of Music, Special attention iven to hoth Ad vanced Pupils and Ik-Kilmers. Address Alma. H. J.Hyde & 8on. LIVERY, FEED AND SALES STABLE. Hack and 'Bus Line Special Attention to the Gummercial Trade. ft i 4 I Open at all Times, Night ' g or Day. gSKSSBM4'ga,'Jg-!!gL KEEP 'arm Stock in good condition by ftft'diiiir Raven's Horse, Gattle and PoiJltry Pood, I Poultry Food inaki's liiis lay. For sale at- MORDEN'S Alma. MlLLliMAN DEALERS IN Fresh. Salt and Smoked MEATS We keej) the fiiiest of Meats of all kinds. Oyster,. Fish and Game in reason. Finest line of Chickens, Tur keys, Geese, Ducks and all kind of meats for the holiday trade. Goods Delivered Free of Charge. Miileman I Hammer. Telephone No 40. REED CITY SANITARIUM REED CITY, MICHICAN. A. 15. r-nvNKT. M. !.. l,ro;'r. V.. W. RrivET, M. D.. Hsi,!iiit l'nysloian. with eMiisultinn l'hy si'"i;in and 8ur.".'iis, 1111J tir"f'!sifniil mirw.!. 'riit'e'ti.:i)'st sanitarium iu tin' worlJ; 11 j.liu't fi r tl ikht and tuid 11.' i-lass. Art you n..-k nn.l dln e-emrai-'oiy lvi one montti'i treatment FREE by ixuiil. N ad tot mi'8tiou list, -..rici a and JcuruuU. DR. SPINNEY will be nt tho Wright House, Alma, Thurs., Dec. 14th from 10:OJ a. m. to S:00 p. m 50 YEARS' EXPERIENCE r4 Tninr Marks DcciaNS yft1' Copyrights Ac. Anrone "fi1ln nhctrh n4 rtier1ptlnn m? qii1-kly nen'crtmn eir ci'innn freo wnMhcr iin itiTontion H rrobnl.lT rate'.tahU. rommumon. lioim trn tly r.tntl.lentlnl. llun.lbfvnk on I'ntonn tit fre.. ol lo.t i?onrf for icuriiirz pntpiim. iMtontn tikon tlimutih Munti A Co. rvvclTc tprrtal notice, without chnrgo, la th Scientific American. A huniUrtfnrl'f tllntraf i w(pklr. I.ir7it elr ritldtlon if nny iirjemifle' journal. Term. f: a oir; tour montlia, L fold t.y all rewailoalera. MUNN&Co.3tt,B'od Hew York UiauvU Oflico, tj V SU Wttaljlutttou, L). U. -r. f Sao sN