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I f0-p,r mCT. PECKMrtER , 1904. THE SALT LAKE TRIBUOT. page I
1 MM"'"MMMM"MMM1'''''SyeMeasSSSaSSSJ,,MM IE'H
f BIGAMISTS ARE
I )T PUNISHED
id Plural Marriages
I Be Exposed.
president Joseph Morrel! of
I cache Stake Is Criti
I vaat Baffling of United States Of
I Cdls Attention to a No
psmW nnlf,r,(ty nas comc ' PC,'"
I , . . ,iinc churchmen of f'arho
LsFL .hrrmch the disclosures recently
Rbydcputv rnli ! States marshals
it, la the Smoot inquiry
T icrmmi" give fresh proof to
HlV; that the major portion of the
t Cache ounty, possibly
I BTtiie, included have" no hcsltan
HTh ihlcMlne law-breakers assisting
VUr righ( ar.'l in other ways Ini r
BLjr the work !' the Federal offlr
II . Uth ivhl-h I'l . sl.lent J"-
L lorrHi of the Cache stake of Zlon
jKriihii.fiU.vrs who had a summons
KvjtkIIi plural wife. Mary Danes Is
BbK' ' many an Interesting con
Kibjn'thwc da3 It is thought by
iKmronii.!.' of the defiance of the
Erancrnt of ,ho UnUed S,atl B tnat
Heot be condoned by a loyal friend to
(y (",,. ;r,n. nt. and ofl that brings de
MtpA .i'.iMn "i tin- prominent
ftr ks orii-'.T? wen baffled, their
': I" 'I '
ii jloinj il' punks Interested, rind fl-
Hfcvfaen there was no longer occasion
Eru'on and avoidance, President
ErrtH the polygamous husband, coolly
Kjtfnrd Deputy Marshal onahuo That
Htttscr htie his wite, Mary Danes,
LKi. bet that he could not produce1 her
M Atitude Contemptuously Defiant.
Hfedaa attitude is regarded as not onlj
Haofbbk. but contcmntuou defiant
SH?rt-:' M-rr-ll. tin- officer h;is polnt
ifl r.t m. st have known that Mary
'11 ' f-- i"' " irney from
Ku 2i that tlm.- The day before sin.
;yti: at her hom. in thai city
Knsthiif Ah.n thi officer turned
E&torn. Someone had Informed par
Ma sir .' ! i ii i ! i." i si ircli for
. - i . i:iL i in v. ed A man s
iMBad led lo the ho is through the tresh
MMpsi ton A mans and woman's
W 11 from th- 1. i '-utter. The
BBpSU f-'l made g'.iMl her flight
Hks- H- went to a livery stable t" gi I
i -j lo follow Ho was di nled a (
Hco in!, r places were visited but
III i i in In i act he
I Mintbu a horse, though the barn
I Set fell of t'otli horse; and rigs.
h n-. .ill. i (his .- i - -I 'hit ic.iltl-s
H mt nlr...rii.-ii n. ni til'- official home
BtV president of thi- stake was vlsit
H Hi president, after learning thai
I i . . ., - : l.. i ; i mi
I hiuplur.il wif- i. wlimn
k W '.ak. r, in in in i. iK' : '-ntlj then
I fcr.-i i ;,j ,ri..ii., . hi - plural
i K' H' ; I 1,1 Ki.. : u I . . .in wa -I
P. u stated, she could not bo pro
" -- .. i il, at -1, was
SB iBiav. 1 1 ... i ... . r i e from that
fTSjiol but that i In- j.i. si. 1. nt of the
BAe stake kn-.-w tho term of thi sum
P required service within the time
lwi by his ..ff.-i
fMML r- .j.i- of those ..i.liu'inc: ways "i
)i. iv. without
jSBWiy Was Mary Dan?s Secreted p
PWpl who are given to Inqulsl
jBfn ar asking whv It l.i that Pn -I-
BLi rh Morull ,ii, thos.. wh" as
! Eil'':m In ;. i'i'-si' i Ilk .1 :,r I.ii --
J P tO hl tl ;l .... .-,1 .,11
m uL1 plural v,lf-' "f ,hls church
- 'hi wen not . conl sslon
Fu brt-i-.h ,,f the law in tin:-, case
J Wf we Hiking v. h h, , hi hi.
M l.';r' :"''' In hiding until the pro-
iiUi ,. ;; s " had expir. d
gm rh y iPr'"'lori Decauac "f the slmllarl-
il that Mar)
gj-u lho plural of u, , i. , i A,ustk
E"J Ctcheltea have no such Impres-
Tbtf know M.i .ni. s' husband
9J Ej1' him t., i ti,.. h, i,i of i he
B CMf- ,ch'Jrch In tlv p,.;, ni.. us -a. h
9J K' ,y k"' K ,:"'i ''J be Ihe dl
aBB,'"; - hi lh- , U v of Logan, the
fpF?"1" Agricultural college of I tah.
SBlr , mahltalned from the gids
ZflE r. , ' '' ' 1 1 1 ' n ii I t'.r lh. people
gBflL"'1 II- know that Logan is lh.
mj "r Importance In Utah where
llSI0 i" ,il,'Kht III the puli
I&pV TI'"v k,lOW l ' In i 1 h i id -
IL AM ;Kronn,y ls absoiut..
fca, v "r and racho
Nui'ri "mT" ' whcn " 'eaked out that
tl i Wf. ivar. Dunes ''.oi h. com. a plu
Bi Cir hresid' nl of th. stake
- s not a little criticism of
LHvM-'L,V"',rr' 11 not have suc-
al K ,',r,; h,v l "' f ti..-
m ''( n? "rn" r' " -hom
91 Pt Th. ... him ASSl3t-
91 Mtt ri, "'rc'-rf ""'1.1.1 re.t ohlaln the
91 Fb.Vr fMain ''-'-htr.-d tie v had
M in 7" 11 ""w'n Imulrles
fl ki ihrrlr ;""J "vrry ''"' obinn.-l..-
nr.; , 10 Inform th." puhlh-
" "i'l th. ..r ii, ..
m b4 th-.t o-fi.
H H "t was compl.'io In evtrj de-
'M . Slpiiflcant Experiences
'!. . , v.l .. let.)
l9tjjB "',; ;irn 1 " Kignifi, mt
SpE1''' nl k'T. 1",ln'l"" to theso as a
iMLaKS We , lo.'11'-1' lh" ec-leslastlcal
tWBuii. ," I'"1'"'-. S.. .ht.,--tiSBKItTs
pl" to !T"tt th. I-.,.!-"imtmV.
:'Mini; . r v"' practlcallv th- , n-
MfcLk'-Hne',V v r-"l'"nslble for th.-
joJJWt;. SUlte8 so zealously
w'QBt-" ,'ih!'.r"fMl'!ni:ir wltn thesc con-
Bl4Rt?!,-r'- 1 '," lv '" "" ' !- "
, d'Wfc75iriiy ,i, 1 ',' circumstances, ti not
Tc of th i!Kowth "f ;i Peraonal
JtBL4 t i " "' '' l-einll-.l
aKli tl" wr Wh"" '-fr'"1 n.a.i
iaMvt?' Ih A "' "'"dr Kplrlt.ial
''iWaKu31 r'l'l rl'i', "V" P'lvalely -,ee
JSKt&'W In (";f 'ea.Jers are
i'a V.r-V-MUfc" to spare them
JflH? t'rir H'.U';"r'"-'l"rlty of such cases.
K Indns ' '"" ael.H
I re not subjected to t
. vi 1 V ? 1 '"'voke these inquiries, the
beat of the situation lav made
OthS; v ', ',','' '''T1" "I ,h" -hnreh. in
words prefers that their Ira. , v
'' "l"'-- r-proaeh But aM . 1
al.ov.. reproach the leaders r, -,-
r; .i ffl th. kn'.l,,i,,, ... -, ,..,,,.,.,
: ;; p,iy::,::,v,-;-i;.
"J he" seubo5 -
i. r.vi,,,,'i .-w Nr,t ,v'n th- laws of
in.. Federal Government!
Justification for Disloyalty Claim.
.. "ff 8 are the things.' remarked one
11 1 irv V V".'urft,inlr' J'tllkatlon f.,r
!' the -hureh Is not llH loyal
u hen the leaders, as In the case of the
P, . Bident of the Cache stake, defy th.
laws of the State and treat officers of
the Government, who are the direct
agents of the United States Senlte with
contempt, those who blindly follow those
l. u- . rs and err. nro not nearly so much
It Is held by riiHiiN that the exampl'
recently set by President Morrell the
rrost powerful man In till i ,h intv
Many wonder why fjentlles living In
Cache county ar- often parti, s to the sup
pression of evidence of the wrong-doing
01 tho ecclesiastlce It Is charged that,
In tho Mary Dun-M case, th- h-.m.-s ,.f
(.eritll-M nr.. ..ften found to be th- most
p rfet t hiding places,
No I'tuhn It surprised at such :i condi
tion, especially If he haa lived In a com
munity that is indisputably controlled bj
the leaden of the dominant church, it is
known that In such communli leu open i --Mst.uu-e
..r dellam - is -. rtaln lo Pad to
almost Immediate ostracism, commercially
Informer's Life Unpleasant.
Few men tiro willing to brave the oppo
sition that comes to an Informer The
offenses aif not condoned but thev ar
likewise not condemned He win. knows
the awful loneliness that is felt by one
who lives In n community, who knows
the faces of his fellow-men. also knows
that he stands practP ally alone and In
contempt hecrtuae he refuses to conform
to the customs of the community
Rather than he cut off from communi
cation and fellowship with those about
him the average Utahn, Mormon ind non
Mormon In th- strong Mormon communi
ties, confines Ills criticism of the offenses
of th- bigots anil the f..natl-s ..f th- com
munity, to his lntimutcs Peace Is sought
even to the point of self-stultlflcatlon,
There is nn excuse, local It Is true f..r
"in 's suppn slrig knowledge of Inw
breaklng, but peace to the Informer ls
Tho Morrell caso In ("'ache recalls nn-
oth. r circumstance which is the out
growth of the condition In Ttah It has a
pathetic side to It because it points out
the possibilities of a system that permits
men to commit crimes in th. nam. of re
ligion That prosecution did not follow Is
due to the same condition that made It
Impossible for the United States officers
to serve a summons on ihe plural wife Of
the president of the Cache stnke.
According to the stor often told In
fahe hut not generally known In 1'tah,
Ezra Hyde, n married man became en
amored of a voung woman In Logan and
sought hep as B plural wife. The young
woman declined to enter into plural mar
riage with Hyde on th- grounds that It
would be in violation of the provisions of
the manifesto. Like others she believed
In the divinity of polygamy, bat she knew
that plural marriages had been proscribed
To Hyde s Importunities she declared
she would do nothing forbidden by the
president of the church. Rut her faith In
the president was the result of her undo
ing. Through It she waa made the victim
of a man who made use of his pretended
religion as a rnantb t" hide a crime.
How Woman Was Duped.
It Is said he overcame the scruples -of
Ihe scrupulous young woman by present
ing a forg. d letter, alleged t" bn. l-.n
written by President Joseph P. Smith
sanctioning the proposed marriage to
Hyde. The letterhead bore all the ear
marks of genuineness, and. aS the woman
did not know the signature "f the head of
tho chun h, she was persuaded It was the
will of God that she leld herself to Ezra
H.i Becrecj was not difficult to en
loln for th reason that the woman kn-w
that others were living in polygamy and
that the custom was to conceal such mar
riages from the general public
Hyde even persuaded h r to preserve
the secret from his lawful wife.
The marriage was perform. l by Hyde's
brother. Whether he was deceived by a
well executed forgery Is not known At
least It Is not stated Put as Ezra H1
WOS a printer It Is presumed lie may have
so cleverly duplicated the official station
ery of the president that It would mislead
anyone who would "not give thought to
the unlikelihood of the president writing
such a letter.
After mor. than two years of unlawful
wedlock Hyde deserted his bigamous wife,
!,,, had hoi m him two . hlldn n Tie n
It w.is that the crime wis rev.al-d The
supposed plural wife went to the lawful
Mrs Hyde and stated her relationship
The matter caused a row. as Is quite nat
ural, and It reached the public
But there was no prosecution. Officers
of the courts did not arrest the bigamist
because of the remissive Influence Of
leaders of the church These leaders, and
the recent developments of the Morrtll
ruse bear testimony t.. the fact, feared to
have the Hvde case probed lest the In
quiry P ad to a too careful scrutiny of tho
genuine plural marriages. It was not the
act of wisdom to g" Into the Hyde blgams
case And rather than submit to prosecu
tion for the crime Of deceiving an unsus
pecting woman, Hyde submitted lo .
communlcatlon. gathered his lawful fam
llj about him and i. ft the co inty.
ARRIVES AT SEATTLE.
Great Northern Steamship Minnesota
Was 77 Days on Voyage.
SEATTLE, Wash . Dec 84. After a
voyage of fifty-seven days steaming time,
seventy-seven days actual lime, the new
transpacific liner Minnesota, owned by
lh- Great Northern Steamship company,
arrived here from New York at 10 o clock
tonight and dropped anchor "ft West
Seattl-. 8h- will move to dock tomorrow
to begin discharging cargo
brll I il I nvirln. i -c. plloii in Ihe liar
bor had been plann-d for the vessel, but
bad weather It. the straits held her at
Victoria, delaying the shipping of the
AalatlO crew to Ik- taken on there and H
However, the st-amships Ity of Seat
tle and Unatllla, carrying about 1200 per
sons met the Minnesota between G and 6
o?3ockthli aft... n off Port
at the entrance to the sound and escorted
h-r to th- rftj .
When the nhlps met near P"r Town
send there wa- a s,, n.l id i ,. v n . eel,,, , , lis-
olay each vessel h ttlng off fireworks i h
Minnesota will sail on her Initial voyage
to the Orient ab'-il .l.inu-ir- '-'1
GRAZING LANDS OPENED.
Government Makes Concession of
Much Interest to Stockmen.
Special to The Tribune.
K AM AS. Utah. DSC .'I -Forest Sup '
visor D S Marshall announces that on
1,.., ember 8 the Inl-rlor department at
Washington decided to allow 125 000 shSep
to 7 n th. Uintah rarest reserv. from
lojv 1 t.. Si ,,i. mi., r 20 1906 The shl t P to
bxcludedPfroni the areas heretofore set
mj Vttil,. rantres It WOS OlSO de-
888 " Snow 5 head of cattle and
hoVses . graze In the reserve from MSJ Ifi
Jo,3l!u'',1al. Is now ready to re
ceive and consider apllcaUons to graze
sheep and cattle In the r.wn".
Extradition Papers for Chadwick.
fi VVKI AN I' O., Dec. 24. Sheriff Bar
ry t.Mja tei. graphed Gov OdHI o. N' w
York ask ins that the extradition papers
lor . lS I Chadwick, Jointly indicted
with Mm wife. Cassis U ghadwlck' onh
, narge of forgi ry, bs granted on tw
Sheriff's arrival In Albany Monday.
SIOUX CITY FIRE
fifteen Big Buildings
Luckily Only One Life Was
Forfeited by Dis
aster. Insurance Companies Will Have to
Stand About Two-Thirds of
filOfX .'ITV la.. Dee i'l -The only
huildrng In the fire-swept block which
remains Standing Is that of the Tribune
building ihe damage io it..- building Is
slight The big buildings whl. h were rc
duced to ns'h-s were the Massachusetts
block the Poy building and Toy annex,
tho Badger Row building, the Mercan
tile block, the Bolton block, the Com
mercial block, lie Brown block, the Gil
niiii block, a half block Of well-known
I nslness houses on the south sldo of
Fo. n l h street. ast of Pierce street; the J
K Prngii block, Warflcld-Pratt Howell
company's wholesale grocery house, tho
i . oh r hotel, (he W'-st "hotel. Selsei'
Brothers b'ock, tho Northwestern Na
Entire Plant Destroyed.
The Western T'nlon Teh. graph c om
pany, whose entire plant was destroyed,
established a temporary office at the
Chi ago & Northwestern depot where it
began handling Its business at midnight
Todaj new iuipment and telegraph ap
paratus irriv-d from i.mnh.i and other
cities and will he Installed at once In a
The Postal company's loss was les se
rious and It bod its wires In working or
der early in the day.
Tin- Insurance Is estimated to amount
to about two-thirds of the loss.
In addition lo the large business firms
which w?re burned a host of smaller
business houses were victims of the'
flames, as were hundreds of people with
offices and living rooms In the burnt dis
trict One Life Lost.
But one life is known to have been lost.
Jen, .hah Brockwav. who Jumped fiom the
fourth story of the Massachusetts bulid
It g. struck a telephone wire ind missed
the life net bv six Inches.
The total loss is A r-vis. d
list of the principal losses is as fol
Pellietier Dry ;,.,!- companj $240,000
MaSSOChUSOttS Block Real Estate ,m
p&ny, $l&.(40: Purslow estate. $7r.,0fi, ow
.loth h,g eompanv $'-""o. b.-ls-r Br.'th
i i n' building. $.s'..n'". J K Prugh & Co .
j.I.IXl R. K Purslow. West hotel. i'ii.
Sehuleln estate. Joa.OfO; George M. Con
way, ISJIOU' Hlgman & Skinner . om
panj hoots and shoes. $.V).00O. Davidson
Brothers company. (40,000; Johnson &
Aronson company, $55,000; Brown Block
PIERCE EIRE IN MINE.
Efforts to Check Flames Have Proved
MAHANOY CITY, Pa., Dec 24. -Tho
lire that broke cmt In Mora colliery last
night Is still burring fiercely." All of the
employees are in htlng th. fire. The mine
may be- totally destroyed.
Tongues of Hume leaped forty feet high
from the mine and all efforts to check the
lire ha- thus far proved unavailing. The
stupe has been almost entirely swept of
timber from the pumphouse. where the
fire originated last night, to the surface,
a distance of nearly -100 feet
The roof and sides of the stope have
, ..lhips. d in s.-xeral phi. s Several mine
insoectors. officials of the Dobson Coul
company, who own the mine, and others
spent almOSl the entire das In an effort
to confine the fire to the "man slope,
but with whal success they are unable to
determine The colliery, which is one of
the largest in the region. Is In no danger
Bip; Fire in Georgia Town.
WRIGHTBVILLE 3 . Dee. 21
Uilghls'lh has suffered from the great
, si iir. In Its history. Two banks, five
Stores With their slocks and other offices
were burned. Total loss $100,000.
College Building Burned.
LEBANON, Pa. Dec. 24 The main
building of Lebanon Valley college at Ann
Ville was totally destroyed by lire tonight.
SUBMIT TO ARBITRATION.
Claims of British Bondholders in New
Mexico Dam Project.
E3L PASO, Tex.. Dec. 21. The Claims
-f the British bondholders In the original
Blphaht Butte dam project In New Ml x
ICO, whose project was Stopped by Cov
er iim.nl Interference, niaj be submitted
to The Hague court of International ar
bltration A short time ago the British
i Iholdi rs joined it. a petition to their
Government to take up the Question of
claims with tie- American Oovemmcnt.
Ihe oetlllon was forwarded a month
ngO in the Korelgt) Secretary, aecom
p n , bj . h it-. I -ttlng forth brll fl
thi grounds of ih- . laim The petition
pnd letter were duiv transmitted t" ihe
British Embassador .it Washington with
the recommendation fiom ills Majesty's
Qovornmenl that arrangements be made
,,, arbltrati the claims The Question
I,., i, -,-i in o.ight in this shape before the
American State department, nd Is now
Important Ruling in Gillespie Case
RI6INQ BUN Ireland. Dec 24. -By tho
-I H.c ,ov.rt In the .ail.-M.lf trial
.). evl.l.-....- rill, ! upon Ihe lefonH.. ...
.stuhll-h the fSflt that a mTSWriOUS utranger
hod been hovering ur.-un.i .-n whose should
... II was llw Intontlon lo ptaes rwnsj-
blllty f... the crime. ho bren M.ut OUt. Th-
. ,i. i ... has been preparing U shoii ihaj
,,,, .irnrnro was the defendant The curt
today uUJ .ur,,.-.! until Monday The jury will
ot-nd Christmas In the luryoom.
Syveton's Death Develops Mystery.
PARIS. I-i'-e. 21 -The m-st-ry of the
m-Uli of lupulv Syv'ton IS developing
Into a plot and counter-plot rivalling moat
intens dran bs Bj Idencj of assassina
tion Is accumulating, leading to th. , x
.ati,,,, ,,f scnsaUonal arrests Ume
Svveton has begun action against the
ni wapaperS i barging her with the- respon
sibility Of her husband's death.
Little Girl Killed.
Si lal to The Tribune.
I I KO Nev Dec. U. The little daugh
ter of Mrs George Lebsns of Blko . ounty
WOS Struck by u train and ground to
Baby Dubois Has
Daughters of Distinguished Ameri- I
cans Enjoy Birthday Luncheon
With Little Idahoan.
Special to The Tribune
WASHINGTON. Dec. 24. Mrs. Dubois,
wife of the Senator- from Idaho gave 8
pretty luncheon and entertainment from
12 o'clock to 2 o'clock today In l.on..r of
the second birthday of h-r baby daughter.
Margaret, who enjoys the unique distinc
tion of being the youngest child lii th.
Senate families The table around which
the baby and hT guests were seated was
decorated with holly etc and In th" - li
ter was a grat Jack Horner pie A red
ribbon stretched to each plate was pulled
during the festivities and each child found
Itself possessed of a dazzling gift. 'I he
menu was one suitable for Juvenile appe
tites Baby Margaret's guests included Mar
garet nnd Frances Dolllver, Ruth Thurs
ton Bab Martin. Josephine Culberson,
Dorothy Mond'H all representing p.-'-nt
or former Senatorial homes; Grac- ind
Helen Cortelyou, Baby Harrison, daugh
ter of Representative Harrison, and Eliz
abeth Dubois, tho 5-year-old daughter of
Senator and Mrs. Dubois.
Senator Dubois has secured back pen
sion amounting to $04 and monthly pen
sion of $C for Y llllam Peppard of Green
Through the efforts of Senator Duhols a
postofflco has be-n established at Turn
pike, Idaho and Mrs. r.nle Rich. Wife
Of former Judge Rich appointed postmas
ter. Miss lone Morrison, daughter of B W
Morrison of Salt Lake, a student at
Well'.-sley college. Is the guest of Mr ind
Mrs Charles Mostyn Owen for the holl
d ay a
All documentary evidence rjuotr-d In pr .
test against Smoot was completed today
and mude a part of the record.
Attorney General Bagley of Idaho ai -companlcd
by S nator Hepburn, tl" latt-r
coming here from New York to nn i Mug
hy. called at thi Interior department to
day regarding the selection of public
grant lands to state for educational, char
itable and stale building purpos-s- M.ii
Urs were satisfactorily adjusted and .'...
eral Bagley left for the West tonight, lie
will stop at Omaha, where Mrs Bagley
and her daughter are visiting. All will
return home from there.
Congressman Dixon of Mont a r i has in
troduced a bill defining the boundaries of
the Bltt-?r Root forest reserve as follows:
"That all that portion of country In the
State of Montana lying south of th- Lo Lo
Pork cree'k and bounded on the west and
si uthwest by the summit of the Bitter
Hoot mountains on the south by the sum
mit of the main range of the Rockj
mountains, and on the east by the sum
mit of the mountains dividing the wat. i -of
Rock creek f.on. the waters of tho Bit
ter Root river, shall constitute and com
prise the Bitter Root valley as Intended
h.s the a fop s lid tn-at
"Wyoming," said Hon. A. J Van Orsdel,
Attorney-General of that state, at fthe
Rlggs house, "ha.s had l'-m..l' suu'ri.-.
ever since 186S. when it was first given a
Territorial government When It became
a Stale the right of the sex to the fran
chise was Incorporated In th Constitu
tion. From the earliest period ..r equal
suffrage, yvlth us. women nave voted with
the same degree of Intelligence that the
i . ii have displayed, and now that the ex
j. ilm.-nt.il stage has long sine- 1 -n
passed, the universal verdict Is that tho
principle Is not only correct, but that In
its practical operation II has been a great
success. One special good feature Is
that II makes all tho parties put up men
for office whose records and private char
actors are clean. It can now be out of
the question to nominate and elect a can
didate who wa.s note.rlouslj of bad or
prodigal. habits for the women Would go
to the polls ind vote solidly against him
The right to vote carries with it the right
to hold office also, but our women have
shown no disposition to seek political
honors outside of the office of School Su
perintendent, which many of tin m fill
with marked efficiency."
Takes Theatrical Folks Home.
BOUT HAMPTON, Enic Dec 24 Tho
Ktramshlp Phlla.lplphla. which Mailed for New
Yfrk today, took among hr pawngors ForbfS
Robertunn and hln company
VBS8TS MILLIONS OF HAPPY HOMES I
The Bteadily increasing crowd yesterday assumed proportions hitherto attained by n j
other one-day assemblage of Christmas shoppers. By late in the afternoon it was a seething
throng keyed to the highest point of expectancy, happy, animated and thrilled with the spirit
which the lust hours of Christmas buying awaken. , '
Great as was the concourse of eager buyers our perfect system enabled us to adequately
handle it. order and courteous attention, without crowding m customer, rendered the closing
L Not opening for three nights and closing at 9:30 the two oi her evenings our corps of enthu
siastic assistants were in admirable spirit devoid of thai wan. and listless appearance indica;
tive of an overw orked system.
Beginning with lasi Saturday and continuing throughout the days 'f this w.eek trade was
exceedingly heay. The record has been broken. A nrw and difficult one to break a year hence
has been established.
Such a magnificent volume of business was not within the scope of the management's
Ye are enthused. We are moved to a feeling of deepest appreciation. The people are kind
and most generous. With unanimity of accord the public want to see this institution succeed.
I We therefore take (his medium of thanking the public for its good will, its confidence,
nnd for the enormous business given us.
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