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HIM by ARTHRL W. BREWSTER A number of ladles drinking after noon tea were narrating experiences In their first meeting with their hus bands. Some could not remember this beginning of their marital affairs and some meetings were commonplace. One experience was quite thrilling The lady told It as follows: I was just twenty years old and was traveling abroad. There are today many and were then a few American girls who thought nothing of traveling in Europe alone. I was one of these. While In Paris, devoting my time to sight seeing, I made an excursion to Fontainebleau. It is an interesting relic of former times, especially of Napoleon the Great, who there signed his abdi cation as emperor of France and took leave of his troops. I spent a pleasant day there and aimed in the afternoon to take a certain train to Paris. But I delayed so long among the curios that I was late In arriving at the station. When the train approached I was still at quite a distance. But the driver whipped his horse to a gallop and I reached the station a moment before the train started again. I Jumped from the carriage, handing the driver the fare as I did so, and ran for the train. The doors of the coaches were shut. but thinking I could open one of them I stepped on to the footboard. The door I attempted to enter was locked. Thinking the passengers might open it from the in side, I called upon them to do so. But the door had been locked by the guard and they were unable to open It The train started and I was about to step back on to the platform of the station when a man inside called out to me to hold on and be would lift me in. This decided me to remain where I was that he might do so. He tried and failed. I was left hanging on to the door handle. He became my husband? Not at all. After inducing me to remain where I was instead of regaining the platform while it was still possible he permitted me to hang on alone, my life every mo ment in danger. He might have got out and supported me, but he did not Meanwhile the train was going at full speed and with every lurch I thought I should lose my grip. Besides, the wind made by the train was fright ful, coming as it did in gusts How long I must remain in my perilous po sition before the train stopped at the next station I did not know; but one thing I knew, if the time was long I would be lost, for I could not stand the continued Jolting and wind blasts. There are no bell cords on European trains as there are in America, and those who saw me were unable to stop the train. I was wondering how long I could bold on when I saw a man getting out of a window of the coach next ahead of me. He gained the footboard and worked his way to the rear end of his coach. No, he was not my husband either. He did not dare to attempt to pass the space between the two coaches. He looked at it lugubriously, then at me. then made his way back to his com partment and climbed in at the win dow, leaving me to my fate. I turned about in order to face the wind instead of having it on my back and saw a man coming toward me from the first coach after the engine. When he reached the end of his car he did not look at the interVal between it and the next, but grasped what was requir ed for the test and swung himself to ward the next car. For a few moments he hung in midalr, not being able to get his feet on the footboeard of the coach he was striving to reachs Then he sceeed, and I breathed again. He sadled along easily till he reach ed the next lnterval, looking at me as moch as to say: YIold on; 1 boe with you in a momenaw" But when he strove to cross the next Interval between eaches he was not as fresh as he had been and found the passage more dificuit But he succeeded, and had but one more interval to cross. Meanwhile my own strength was rapidly waning, At uay moment a larch might come that would shake me off the toot board and at the rate the train was goaing I would probably have hem dashed to pleen. Pauslng for an tsstsat to wave a hand to me en Seouraglly, my would be rescuer stasted for the last gap. He hung be twesm the ears, as he had done at the dlt croselin, and it seemed to me that this time it would be impossible for him to secure a footing. But he sue nedad at lst and in a few moments more Ms lim was around my waist. Thor wa a danger of my taintlag Indeed. I was only prevented by a new trert. I ws me moner supported by my pnsrver than the train dashed on to a high bridgu and we were cling og above the surface of a river tar helow. But more tban this was in stoe ftor SAfter erssal g the river we plaged into the side of a mountain The darknes, the irt. the mohe and gapss emitted fr th ine were appalltng. Never in the world wouMld I bae got over the bridge or through the tunel had it not hben for the trong arm and trm will of the man who held me. But as soon as we aesma to dayight again the strain was over. We pulled up at a station. Marr beml Of eoure I did. I vowed while he was makntg his way toward me, agin while we wer eras lag the bridge, agat in tin t tunnel. that he eheuld be my bhushand. OHARTER or IOmNSIAIIA IuIZW Ia UrlTBD 8TAT3B OF AMBIoA, 81au Se knows that ea this ainstssath t the mnth ol sptemkr, In the year of eur Lord ne tsd nine ahdrd nd teave and of the tsdpeidmee of the U.t ed strati o ra. the eo hundred and Ubelone and qumalwi ae - laws ef tie 8sMIne hre, mad bse A Wonderful Mesa One of the most wonderful spedl mens of vegetable life known to the botanist is the "life moss" of Jamaica. Barbados and other of the West In dian Islands. There are several spe des of tropical plants which have re markable tenacity of life, but the "life moss" and the story of its vitality'are almost beyond belief, its powers to live under adverse circumstances be ing certainly beyond that of any other known plant It appears to be abso lutely indestructible by any means ex cept by immersion in boiling water or the application of a redhot iron to its roots and branching vines. It may be cut up and divided into infinitesimal particles, and then the very smallest shred will throw out roots and soon grow and form new branches and buds. Specimens of this extraordinary plant have been suspended in the air in a dry, hot room; they have bees placed in close, air tight dark boxes, without moisture of any sort, and yet they lived, grew and flourished. A Sundial That "Struck." Paris Is said to posses more sundials than any other city in the world. In the eighteenth century the sundial was popular in Paris. Every day at noon the sundial of the Palais Royal was the center of interest of an eager crowd. A writer tells of a "great crowd in the cornet of the Palais Royal garden. standing motionless, with their noses In the air." Each was waiting for noon, having his watch in hand, ready to set at 12 o'clock. When the Duke of Orleans was altering the palace in 1782 the Parisians were much dis turbed, thinking that they were to be deprived of their favorite sundial. But the duke not only preserved the sun dial, but added to it a little powder magazine, which was so arranged that It exploded when the sunlight fell upon It, thus notifying every one who heard the explosion that the hour of noon had arrived. Later a cannon. which was discharged by the sun at noon, gave the signal Information Not Needed. A middle aged woman went into a shop and without hesitation made straight for the crape counter. The girl who handled this funeral material was extremely affable. "We have a large stock of crapes." she explained. "Let me show you some new French goods, very popular at this time for every kind of mourning and designed to express every degree of griet If you will tell me for whom you are in mourning I can fix you out in exactly the right thing." "Husband." replied the customer briefly. "In that case," said the girl graclous ly, "I can tell you Just what" "Young lady," interrupted the older woman angrily, "you needn't bother yourself. This is the fourth husband I've buried, and I know all about it." St. Paul Dispatch. Harlem In New York. In 1636 there was a settlement at the foot of a little hill In New York city which the settlers called Slang Berge, or Snake Hill. but which is now called Mount Morris. As the settle ment grew each Dutchman who lived there wanted to name it after his as tive town. But as each one had come from a different place In Holland they could not agree. Governor Stuyvesant made careful inquyies, and, findlng that no one had come from Haarlem, he nipped all neighborly jealousies in the bud by naming It Nieuw Haarlem. Anehering a Lightship. A very effective method Is employed to keep a lightship always in practi cally the same positIon. The ship Is moored by three anchors which rest In the sem bed In the form of a triangle When the tide alters ts dtretion the vessel, of course, swings with it. but only to a limited extent. The ship ean not change right over, as it would i only one anchor were used for the three ahors each fix It in a dlrdent position and do not allow It to move more than a few yards The iy'se Mistake The teacher asked. "When did Moses liver" After the silence had become painful she ordered: "Opeq your Old Test. mnts. What does It say there?" A boy answered, "Moses. 4000 B. C." "Now." said the teacher. "why didn't you know when Moses lived?" "Well," replied the boy, "I thought 00 B. C. was his telephone number." -Pearsmn's Weekly. The Other One. "Wht Is the msaning of 'alterm go' asked the teacher of the beginnera' class in Latin. The other I," said the boy with ea erly hair. "Give a sentence containing the phrase." "He winked his alter ep" She Weeks at Hme.. Hlcks-I understand Mrs. Ias has iaerned how to keep her husband at home. Wlicks-Nonsense! Bias is ouot with "the boys" nearly every night Bcks-You misuanderstand me I mean the work she dos-at home keeps him. She's a dtessmaker. you kanow.-Phil adephis ledger. Boenemy a I Med., "There's an economical irl for you!" "bAs to bowt" "sEats a five cent lunch every day." "Yes;: she's trying to asve 800 to buy a new bhat"-Plttsburgh Post. The Ielllsa tyrants never devised a greater punishbmeant than eny.-J o- a t TS of .t10s, ach as made g raa, isve sseed to ad de -ra f ilvs late sad cmatitute tierena set out, ge and bind temselv, as weil as a- .h ernlo a y ma Inte become e=s Swith tbo m ad esstitate a s-r the stpulatbls kherenatr st feh, s follows: &TICUCI I. The name ef this c lo* shall e L-oslu .Iatertste 1 CImpay," ml by that am It shal he know and sell neyeseate seceanloa sad eiset see or te m of lbnety-ase years fres m- after the lute heets nless, me eer tom e and he ma to mak an tm- -arrow ms , psru e d I s~, soi A Woman's Vigilance By CARROL. H. PIERCE The rapid advance of civilization in America has placed far in the back ground the stirring events of Indian warfare that lasted from the first occu pancy of the continent to the annihila tion of General Custer and his ill fated command. Yet this last great event of the long struggle with the aborigines of the country occurred but a genera tion agone. There still lives a woman more than ninety years of age who passed through one of these Indian events. At twenty she was married to a lieutenant in the army on duty in the east, but who had been ordered to a small fort in what was then the far west. Immediately after the wedding the couple started for the officers' station, pursuing their way by canal, stagecoach and, lastly. an army supply wagon. At that time there were white men in that region who were worse than the Indians in that they often incited the latter to pillUage and bloodshed. They were not the settlers, but a class of desperadoes that are always found lounging about the skirmish line of the advancing army of civilization. . Mrs. Lieutenant-we shall call her Whittlesey-found herself in a one com pany post, and, the company's captain being absent and her husband being the ranking officer, he was comman dant. Indeed, there was but one other officer there, and Mrs. Whittlesey was the only woman among some sixty men. Indians now and again would come into the fort, and their appear ance was quite enough to scare a wo man out of her senses, for of all the names most appropriate to these peo pie-Indians, redskins, savages-the last is the most appropriate. They looked savage and acted savage, were fierce in their natures and made themselves hideous to correspond with what they were. One day a dirty white man clad in skins came into the fort and, claiming to be a settler, told a pitiful story of a wife and children at some distance from the garrison who were having a hard time. His little girl had been shot by an Indian with a barbed ar row and the father wished to cut it out. Would the surgeon let him have some chloroform? The surgeon gave him the chloro form. telling him how to use it and the precautions he must take. Then the man went away. Though the redskins were at peace with the whites, Mrs. Whittlesey would not trust them. She did not consider the post free from danger of attack at any time. It was nothing more than a blockhouse or stockade with a raised platform for the sentries to pace upon and little towers with loopholes from which they might fire upon an enemy if attacked. One night Mrs. Whittlesey stole out of bed, leaving her husband asleep. and, putting on some clothing, she went out to inspect the guard. She found one sentry nodding and another fast asleep. She took the sleeper's musket and awakened him to see him self covered by a woman with his own gun. Mrs. Whittlesey told her husband in the morning that she had gone out and found the guard unwatchful. Though knowing that sleeping on post is death to a sentry, she made no definite charges. The commandant endeavor ed to arouase his guards to greater eft eleney, but his effbrts were short lived, and discpline soon relaxed again. Mrs. Whittlesey, being a woman, was discredited in the matter, and her hus band told her to make no more visits to the guarda lest she put him, as commandant, in a ridiculous position. One night the lady, not having a man's confdence in the peacefulness of the Indiana, got stealthily out of bed and went to assure benrself that the guards were awake She found three of the four nodding, while the fourth had sunk down unaonscdous, his masket lying beside him. BuPt what especially attracted her attention was a strong odor of chloroform. It was this odor that led her to as pect an especial danger and to make an observation. Rising on tiptoe, she saw a dark body moving toward the fort Seislng the unconselous sentry's gra, she ran to the nearest tower and through the narrow alt left for firing seant a ballet into the coming warriors. Her shot was a twofold advantage It showed the Indians that their eon 1mg had been detected and roused the garrison. The former heaittated a few minutes, then continued their advance, sending arrows and bullets asanast the stroughold Men came pouring up from below tn their night clotbhee, among them the cominandant, He saw fire flash from oae of the towers, and th next mo ant his wife came out, blood drip ping from her right arm. She swoon ed in hn is arms. Tme stratagem of the savages, which had been conceived by the white man, who had bsgged the chlorotorm, had been averted by the watchfulness of the only woman of the garrison. Not a man but hung his head in shame, while their commander's assurance was only kept up by his pride in bthis wife's ftat. Mrs. Whittkesey's wouand was not dangeroum, and she soon recoverend The account of hew she bad saved the fort having ben reported to Washbing ton, she was awarded a gold medal by _d otherwe dal in real ad pesaal rop rty; to hare sad employ sauh alretor, s-ers, mrae rs, antod o the r-m to a the bsiemet sad eltr o the at mi of the oid corm atls be raemre; T oATICL o II. The demielle of this coryorstom shall he Nethe Ola ot Or , tm ts f le -__ nad al eltatlo or other legal pro a the mat of hst frem an ney es un the seretary of Te ee•ts ajpsma for which this scpeatiea is enum d the nature of Red Brldal Owns. It Is of Interest to note that the choice of white for wedding gowns is comparatively of modern origin. The Roman brides wore yellow, and In most eastern countries pink is the bridal color. During the middle ages and in the renaissance period brides wore crimson to the exclusion of all other colors. Most of the Plantagenet and Tudor queens were married in that vivid hue. which ia still popular in parts of Brittany, where the bride is usually dressed In crimson brocade. It was Mary Stuart who first changed the color of the bridal garments. At her marriage with Francis I. of France in 1558, which took place not before the altar, but before the great doors of Notre Dame, she was gowned in white brocade, with a train of pale blue Per sian velvet six yards in length. This innovation caused a great stir in the fashionable world of that time. It was not. however, until quite the end of the seventeenth century that pure white. the color worn by royal widows, be came popular for bridal garments. Bruin Was Fishing. I was walknlug up the river shore one evening about sunset watching for a deer. Rounding a bend, I saw perched upon a fiat rock some few feet from shore a large black bear. I could not tell at first what he was doing. He was stooping down, with one paw in the water, waving it gently to and fro. I watched closely and saw, just beyond his reach, a large male salmon. so nearly dead that he could not swim. The bear was using his paw to create an eddy which would draw the fish within his grasp. Slowly the salmon drifted toward the rock. It was amus ing to watch how carefully the bear moved his paw. so as not to frighten his prey. At last the fish came within reach. Bruin reached over. gave it a quick slap. seized it in his Jaws and leaped ashore. The whole perform ance tickled me so that I let him go off. the salmon dangling In his mouth, without even taking a shot at him. Charles Stuart Moody to Outing. Pleasant Lessons In History. Improvised historical plays form part of the history lesson in a London schooL Children nine and ten years old act the battle of Hastings, boys representing William the Conqueror and King Harold leading parties of Normans and Saxons, respectliely. Rulers serve as swords, and the arlles advance and withdraw realistically. When the children take their seats after the combat the teacher asks them historical questions about the battle and the characters they por trayed. Among other plays presented are "The Siege of Calais" and "The Introduction of Printing Into Eng land." In the latter play the king vis Its Caxton to see the printing press and have the process explained. In terest is maintained at high pitch de spite the fact that there is no costum ing and no stage setting, the printing press being represented by a plain wooden box. Net the Real Thing. From a ctly apartment little Jack was going for the first time to spend Christmas at his grandfather's farm. As be ran up the steps of the old house his grandmother caught him up In her arms and put him down, rosy and laughing, before the great log ire in the living room. "Isn't that One, Jackie, boy?" she said "You don't have big log bres like that In New York. do you?" The boy looked with wide eyed de light at the huge logs as they blazed and crackled In the generous old fire place, but be was stanchly loyal to his "six rooms and bath" "It's nle. grandma, but it's only an imitation gas log, Isn't it? We have real ones Io my housa"-ULppinoott's. Her Simplicity. A lly little lady had a husband, a lver of gayety, who was inclined to neglect his wilte. This lady whie spending the winter in Devoshire said one day at the country pastoce: "Dear ma. what a silly mistake you putofee people have madel" "How, madam?" asked the clerk. "Why," she explained, with a titter, "here I have Just got a letter from my brsband. who Is working hard in Ion don, and the envelope is postmarked Moato Carlo."-Lndon Quaen. Gettlng Reund it. She (complainlngly-Before we were married you usead to bring me fowers almost every day, bat now oe anever think of buaing me even a banch of violets. He (gallantly)-The pretty lower gris don't attract my attention so much as they used to U-hO h, you darli Never minald. I don't real ly are for dflowers anyway-New York 3oursal. Net Murder. Curran was one day walklag with a frlend, who. hearing a perses say curoslty" for "coraiosity," ealaimed. "How that man murders the Enlish languagel" "Not so bad uas that," replied Crran '"He has only knocked an 'I out." A Diplomat. The Child-Mother, which had I bet tr do, go to school tn the rain and get oaking wet and probably eatch cold and die or ust simply get an absent mark agalast my nameL-zebanga His Name is Legoie "What an exceedingly strenueos player e is." "Oh, yeas. Bob's a deuced hard work or when be's not worknlal"-Puek. There is ao more partect ed~wuanent in man tha politiesal vlrt--Plutareb. the boslasm to he arrie on by It r here. by declared to be as feibw: To purchase , on, hold, sllm orte, guee, diqpos of or deal la real estate, in. dla on, es aheltatm, petroleam, coal, iron, gold, sl, copper, and lead proer ties; o daln m erd landse v o rd mer-ption: to build ead oeeate manuecto. ris fr the produieo and sale e ime. ce ment, fertilhsr, stone, marble, bie elahhe mad glss; to mae sad melt all ktads of nmerals; to boy, sell, erect, own, lease or _,terwie acquire and orate drilint out It_ and macaher. y, applnmes, _apatus d buldings sutable ron use in the atrac -on of oil or say mlnerals trom tie earth, bad for the heoustng, preservatio, hadlig ot -a when e atmet .; m my, e4r otBerwiea aequlre and .mnW.e ad t. sip, eort or Import oil, misernis or umoaml preadrct of evey de. A LEAP IN THE DARK By ESTHER VAND~VEER "Miss Eldridge." said Mr. Tourtelotte. "I have called on a matter of great im portance to me; whether It Is of any importance whatever to you remains to be seen. You remember we mlet ,but a month ago on a yachting party; that I chatted with you casually on that occasion; that you graciously permitted me to call upon you; that I have seen you since that first meeting perhaps a dozen times. During these meetings It has been but natural that I should take pains to conceal my faults; that I should wish to appear to you in as favorable a light as possible. You can have gained only a superficial knowl edge of my character. I may be strong or weak, generous or mean, well poised or passionate, but you do not know which of these traits I posses. "Nevertheless I have come to ask you to be my wife. Why I have done so. premising my invitation by calling your attention to your meager knowledge of me, I will explain in a few words. I do not believe that. however long a man is acquainted with a woman or vice versa, the one can learn the other's good or bad qualities. To discover this they must have been married some time. "Furthermore, I have observed that friendship rarely brings love. The sex es mate through a mysterious drawing together under the influence of what we call love, and all the world knows that love is blind. I therefore ask you to take the leap with me in the dark." After this extremely well poised proposition Mr. Tourtelotte took out his handkerchief, drew it across his mouth-with no purpose that was ap parent-put it again in his pocket and awaited Miss Eldridge's reply with his eyes fixed on the ceiling. Miss Eldridge preferred looking on the floor; from which some women scorning men would infer that the male aspires while the female grovels. "I assure you. Mr. Tourtelotte," re plied the lady. "that I appreciate-am deeply touched-by the compliment you pay me. I am not surprised that one of your age should look upon marriage as a leap in the dark. I have always myself considered it so, and perhaps that is the reason why I am approach ing middle age without having married Like you. I am somewhat analytical. While I see in man a great deal that is noble. I also perceive a great deal that a woman cannot admire. Till the twentieth century it has been his province to be a master to his wife. It is only recently that brides are re fusing to use the word 'obey' in the marriage service. Then, too, a woman has no assurance when she marries that she will be gently treated. Our forefathers who lived in the middle ages considered women as their In feriors. In some barbarous lands to day girl children are made away with. Among the Turks it is still a disputed point among the men whether we have souls" "Pardon me," Mr. Tourtelotte inter rupted, the lady becoming more and more wrought up with these growing injustices. "Our men In America are not descended from these semicivilized races: we are even more considerate of our women than our Caucassian breth. ren in Europe. Neither the Germans nor the English have the reputation for consideration of women that we have In America." "Pray excuse me, the wrongs our sex have suffered for centuries led me somewhat further from the matter that pertains to you and me alone than I had Intended. I will return to It I propose a trial engagement for six months. I will agree to show myself to you just as I am at home; you to pledge youmelf to do the same in your own case." "DId I not say that we can never really know each other without having lived together as man and wife?" "In that case." said Miss Erldldge decidedly, "I see no hope for marriage in our case. I cannot consent to wed lock with a man who for aught I know may turn out to be a vllain, who may maltreat me. and for whom love may turn to" "I regret your decision, though I cannot commend It's common sense. I would rather have given you an oppor. tualty to know me better, but I have not tbe time. Tomorrow I go to China to engage in businaess. I hoped to take yaou with me. My disappointment is very great." An Impressive silence tollowed. "Must you go so soon?" she asked. "I could not possibly remain over Sbr a single day." Another impressive sdlene. "It is a terrible risk.t" "Terrible." "But" "But" "I know you are a gentknem, and I think you must be a good man." "You are not certain." "I think" "You thinkL" "i'll rlask It." The next morning at 7 o'clock there was a weddIngr, and the bridal paImr satled at 10. When the two were on the ocean an other dialogue occurred. The bhusband "How. with all your misgivings as to men generally and one yeou thought of marrying in particular, could you so suddenly take the leap In the dark?" U"lrstly. It is the only condition un der whIcblhb I ould marry at all; and secondly, I think taknlag a risk after all, Is rather nice." crlption and h eocasetlon with amid eob Sects to lea, bhey, ll, buIld or otherwise aequlre and alleate sad malatsain ware *s sheds, dwellIng, storehouses and re shreops; to do a geeral real estate saad mereantile b ;iness; to bay, ell own, sad *therwlse deal IS the stocke of other coelpor etons; to buy and sell timber, timber lands, and wood products eray as well as to anufcture mae: to own, lease and oper ate esw malls, poll boes, skldders, and other maebhnery for handlin log: to do a ge ral ew mill sad :e bslae8 ;to build ry-docks and ways, to a rter, lease, ow ad smrate rllroads, railways, tram sud trewy; to build, own, sad operate ships. as, laucs, barges ad other vessels ebr pse; to eeneut,·r ewmitain and op Telephone Users, Ale In order to get the very best telephone prompt connection with the party you are clinL .t cessary to observe carefully the following rules 1. 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No. 222 Meres erate telephone and telegraph lines with all necessary equipment; to build, own, main tain and operate electric plants and gener ally to deal In the electric light and power business; to build and maintain wharves, pipe lines and machine shope; to own and control letters patent and inventions; to build, own and operate hotels and other im proved realty and generally to do all and everything necessary, suitable or proper for the accomplishment of any of the purposes and the attainment of any of the objects hereinbefore enumerated, or which shall, at any time, appear for the benefit of the cor poration, capable of being carried on in con nection with the above powers, or calculated directly or indirectly to enhance the value of or render profitable any of the corporate property or rights. ARTICLE IV. The amount of the capital stock of this corporation Is hereby fixed at the sum of three million dollars ($3,000000.00), which shall be divided into common and preferred stock. Of the common stock there shall be ten thousand shares, of the par value of one hundred dollars ($100.00) each: and of the preferred there shall be twenty thousand shares of the par value of one hundred dollars ($100.00) each. The said two million dollars ($2,000,000.00) of preferred stock shall be entitled to receive dividends at the rate of seven per cent (T7%) per annum, payable annually on the first day of September of each year, out of the earnings of the corporation before any div Idend shall be paid upon the sid common stock, and such dividends shall be cumula tive so that any deficiency In the dividends to be paid on said preferred stock in any year shall be made good out of the earlngs of subsequent years before any dividend shall be paid upon the said common stock. And in case there shall remain a surplus after paying the said dividend on the pre ferred stock, the said surplus, wholly or in part as the directors may deem advisable be paid to the holders of the common stock. (On the final liquidation of the cor poration all arrears of dividends, it any, shall be paid to the holders of the preferred stock, and the preferred stock shall be paid in full before any payment shall be made to the holders of the common stock ; but when such arrears of dividends and the face value of the preferred stock shall have been paid, the holders thereof shall receive no other or additional payments whatever; but the balance of the assets of the corporation shall belong entirely to the holders of the common stock. The preferred and common stock of this corporation shall be issued only for cash, services rendered, or property actually re ceived by the corporation and when issued shall be fully paid and non-assessable. When ever shares of stock are paid for in services rendered or property received the said ser vices or property must have a valbe equiva. lent to the face value of the stock issued for them. Each share of common stock assued by this corporatlon shall be entitled to one vote whenever votin is necessary for any pr pose. The preferred stock shall have no vot 129 power at all, the entire management of the corpoation Is hereby vested in the own ersof the common stock. No transfer of stock will be recognised by the corporation unless it be made on the books of the corpontion by the owner in person or by written power of attorney. and all certificates of stock shall be signed by snch officers as may be designated by the board of directors. ARTI CLE V. ll the orporate powers of this corpor ation shall be vested I a board of director composed of seven stockholders, five of whom shell constitute a quorum for the transac tion of all busine. Thee directors shall be elected at the annual meeting of the stockbolders to be held on the first Monday of each year, unlees such Monday be a dies non, In which case the election will take place on the next legal day thereafter, be ginning with the year 1913. The said elec tion shall take place upon ten days notice duly maled to each stockholder at his last place of reldeace known to the company. The eleetion o ofers and directors shall e by ballot and ach holder of common stock shall be entitled to one vote for each share of stock owned by him. This stock may be voted in person or by written proxy, and a majority of the votes cast shall be necessary to elect. Any vacancy occurring in tme board of directors shall be filled by the remaining members of the board. The sew members, so elected, shall hold office until the next annual meeting of the stock holders. The officers and directors elected at the said annual meetin shall bold office for one year; but the failure to hold the said annual meeting or to elect the ofcers and directors shall not. forfeit the bharter of this corporation--the then officers and dli rectors ontnuing in office until their suc cesasors are appointed. ARTICILE VI. The board of directors to manage the bus iess and afairs of this corporation for the frst year will be named at a special meet lng of the stockholders of this corporation within thirty days after the passage of this et, and will hold office ntll the first Mon dyo of January, 1918, or until their succes. sore are duly elected. At the same time that the first board of diretors is elected a president, vice-presi lent, a secretary and a treasurer will be named to conductne the afairs of the con -_y and to hold office until the first Mon d of January of 1915. ARSTi Oa VII. Thesa articles of tncorporation may be modified changed or amended or this corpor tin my ha disolved, unon an afrmatire vote of three-fourths of the outstanding ommon stock rspaented at a general meet ing held for that purpose-after thirty days previous notice Is given in one newspaper p-blihed In the city of New Orleans, Lou a- a.Ia addition to the notice b news paper pr.ica.Ua, wea bolder of common st.oc sall receive wrltten notice of any -eciLdas metins which notice shall be N. A 8& h, Groceries PELICAN AVE, Ogn ALIIIs, LA. Sierra Br GROCERIS IMPORTED WINgu CIeARS, TOOMe, mI mellevlle St. A Oppdl What weo aidd Is A Oood Argui It woe sop wl le ai the tWoe hp Orhem wth **do Isn't this jut as for those so KNEE PANTO, KNEE PANTS...... Mayor Isri 71471~ CANAL malled to him, at his the compsay at leat t meetlag. On the disolutioes dl any method hknw to the meeting of the holdes shall be called to appets - ers (who mas be the atalrs of the e m3 - tf the coemmo stask meeting shall elet, sal so elected shall renl I afairs of the r mlbm fully liquidated aMId. more ofr sid emmilm )t the compay wn tIe rivors. No stockholder shaM ur reponsible for the lefaults of this co-s-puil ur in any sum frth Inee due on the lut him; sad mere imos Iation of this oqs T -' this charter void, term stockholder to MW sIC (mount due on his .a This corporUtio s concera when tea r --- - Mo0.00) of the commeI i5 subseribed for. Thus done sad pa )rleans Louisiana, is bald t. Waganr l - esses of lawful )f New Orieans, L4" into signed their nmme - said appearer d n and date first afoe!. Originll signed: C. F. common stock; Ciakna common stock; W. !* shares common isk. Witnesses: Iouis AcoUfruE8 d. State of Louislua,' m of New Orleans. I, the undeail si In and for the pssrirfs Loulsiana, do bere!Ww snd foregoing act of Louisiana Interstate= his da dduly reor I055, folio 518. New Orleans, (Signed) State of Lonisar, 5-.. of New Or.5 I, the undetsl6 ify the above ad oy of the ortlsnt i bhe Lounisiana md of the cuftueM nortgsoes in and ttached. the whole ny current notarW In faith whereof ruder my sigastr eal of o1fce. New OrlcnUa.