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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
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everywhere on sight, at a good proht. vv ,. ,.r . ,. unity tu. dete.i,i.n,t . e ora
Why stand idle with such a chaueo to 1 1 (l-v 1 f .... , . . ,, ..
J :: ti" .'( inn I. I. "i s,nrl Uros. snlicit
mako money? Ask the publisher of this m. i ria i.i ! i 1. 1 u. i , o hiee.it i or-
paper to show you sample of this stand. ,,, .,. j, ,,.,,.. (, t. , tu r .l h r, in.
or write ub for full particulars at oa-.v. ; 'uien i.-.. m-.iahs o i the .bu.oi tie- e.d. r.
1 : .1,1 III , i,-r nf l:l I' Mpi'l ar lllfi'. 1 1 1 t shl' ,lll...
lOUl IblU MaHsII Ml".. (,'o ! Ii. r e,s o i t.. Oi m ji m i i n i - In I U t'eni-
x. . , , . T . . . ,, , ;i :.u ; t t" " l! i ' . il 1 1 i f.i I h- r.-nl 1. 1 1m rv. il
No. .il-i West Lake-st., (Jucago. ; , , ,, .,-. . , , vun iw.niy .I o-
- 1 s. r I " "ii ti. r, ,.r I. r fnli- tern m u i't;y
Twenty-flvo Yoars of Suff jrlni. ; - "i b. I ua : . ..ta . . r n,,, onl. i. hi, l thm m
.... ii i . ' ' ' ' '' t' ' 't . s:,i i I, ... ta.in n- .'.nil. (o...
Mr. T. V. ItaMingcr of 117 L linton ,,. tf. . , ,t , ;, . ,, , ,r;l .1 . i-i,.,,.
street. I)ctreit, writes: "l)r Chase's ; ,v:,ii. is ::.:, r 11 1 iv.i 1 1 : : t witiiin twcuiv
Ointment i a Messing, it eurr.l ": f. " '" 1 :'f ,t',,1l,r" . "'
, . ., , c, . llii .:, r '' ! i il.,i Ii,' ! Iii i li' Al.A Keen 'l.
itching piles after 35 years of MifUnn):. :, , , , , ,,,,.. ;,h,., , ,. n ulat.mr
iluring w liich time I tritel eleictors tie it- ; , - i .i ,.n i . r .; ! ii i n !i t-niiii. iion l e
nient anel nnny kinds of rintmuils ' i" .' H,'! 'tr
without result." Dr Lhase e Omtiiu nt , , , ,,, ..,,,v .r(), on ft0d
fcuaranteeil to cure piles, eocm-i an ! all ; f.-..i .ie. .i .1 M r n i ,t tu.i-v ei.iy- l ri
sk in troubles. .' rents nil ttrii'.'-ii -t or
Dr. A. V. Chase Mc.l Co., Uulf'iJu. N
. Sample bu irtc lui sUtno,
I i.c Lcit Christina, Gift cf AM.
I i 1
fte : o I
Lm ; ;
y, t:.
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og a Christmas gift for a
t cm lo'fi'Mi more; present or
-1 j i- - ! i 1 1 u subscription to
' ' -a),,, i..i;.;,y The oedight
. i! :s v i le,j : I on ( :hristnuis
li r .! -v TV wee-k ill thn
m i! i.i i g
voir. The . i. .,,-! ,t j, ,l!st.i()Sl.(i little
bv little a., the months run their courso.
Tnero is j,o household in which it will
n ir p:ove .m in-pratio'i.
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
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i ..in i il.
i:i:ii : oi
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- :: 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
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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
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