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THE. PITTSBURG- DISPATCH, SUNDAY. FEBRUARY 1, 1891.,
In the Gossip Concernins the Proba
ble Successor of Secretary
K0TB1KG CERTAIN IS TET KNOWN.
The Fnneral Berrices ire to Be of a Private
Character, and Will Be Held at
WflIT HOUSE KECEPTIOKS KECALLED.
AitisUat Seentsiy Kettletea Heir Tecporufy la Ciirge
c! tie Trttscij.
tTKOH X ETXTT COEBT8POSI)IXI,J
"Washington, Jan. 31. Gossip in re
gard to the successor of Secretary "Windom
is nothinc bat the merest talk, but each as
it is there is plenty of it Among the names
most prominently mentioned are those of
Senators Sherman and Spooner, Represent
ative McKinley, John Jay Knox, formerly
Treasurer; Colonel Clarkson, late Fir&t As
sistant Postmaster General; ex-Governor
Foster, of Ohio, and many others less nota
ble. Senator Sherman is, of course, ont of the
question, as if he were chosen he would be
succeeded in the Senate by a Democrat,
ilr. McKinley would not accept the place,
as he has Presidental aspirations, and to ac
cept a Cabinet position would, in case he
were a candidate, place him in antagonism
to Mr. Harrison, who will certainly stand
for re-election. Senator Spooner is thought
to be hardly the timber ont of which the
President would desire to make a Secretary.
Too Familiar "With "Wall Street.
John Jay Knox would be Atirely familiar
with the Treasury and with fi dancierinc,
but the objection is made that he is too
closely allied with the policy of Wall street
to be a popular appointment, though it is
admitted he woul' probably be quite in ac
cord with the 'Views of the President in
financial affairs. Foster was urced for the
place, and greatly desired it, at the begin
ning of this administration, but was hardly
considered, and is therefore not thought to
be a probability.
Clarkson would be the most popular ap
pointment that could be made with the
active working Republicans. He has in
recent years given much attention to ques
tions of finance, and has written many re
markable articles on the subject for the
paper of which he is editor and proprietor.
Mr. Clarkson's resignation of his office in
the Postal Department was regretted by
every Republican, as this administration
seems wholly incomplete without his pres
ence. Gossip also has suggested a possibility of
a transter ot Secretary Tracy or Secretary
Koble to the Treasury Department, but these
gentlemen fit so well where they are that it
is almost certain tbey will not be disturbed.
Fouling Oier tho Problem
Assistant Secretary Xettleton has returned
to "Washington, and is now acting as Secre
tary of the Treasury under a designation
issued by the President several mouths ago,
authorizing himto actio that capacity in the
absenceof Secretary Windom. ThePrestdent
conferred vtith Attorney General Miller and
Assistant Secretary Nettleton this morning
with regard to his powers under the statute
in making ttmporary provision for the va
cancy. The conclusion was reached that, in
case of the death of the head of a depart
ment, the next in rank of official station
rould act for a period of ten days from the
time of death and no longer.
The case of Secretary Folger was cited as
a precedent, but on the advice ot the At
torney General, it was thought best not to
follow it, but to apply to Congress for
authority to remove the present limitation
witbin which such vacancies shall be filled.
"When Mr. Folger died, Assistant Secre
tary Coon acted as Secretary for a period of
tea days under bis regular designation, and
was then specially designated by the Presi
dent to act for a further period of ten days,
thus giving the President 20 days for con
sideration ot a permanent appointment.
Only Hie Days to Select.
Under Attorney General Miller's con
struction of the law, the President will
really have but about five days within which
to select his Minister or Finance, as it is not
reasonable to suppose that be will give the
subject serious thought until alter the
funeral of the late Secretary "Windom.
A meeting of the Minnesota Snators and
Representatives and of the citizens of Minne
sota residing in "Washington, was held in
the room of the Senate Committee on Pen
sions to-day to take appropriate action re
specting the memory of the late Secretary
AVindom. The entire Minnesota Congres
sional representation was present and the
meeting was presided over by Senator
Action of Minnesota's Delegation.
The following resolutions were prepared
by Senator Davis and adopted by the meet
ing: That we receive with heartfelt sorrow the in
telligence ot the death of Mr. Windom, who
was stricken suddenly in the performance of
duty in the trll enjoyment of his faculties, at
the summit of a great career in which he
reflected honor upon the btate of Minnesota
and the nation for more than 30 years, as mem
ber of Congress, as Senator and Cabinet Min
ister. That we extend to his widow and family onr
tenderest condolence for their irreparable be
lcivement. Thai the delegation in Congress and citizens
of Minnesota, resident or sojourning in Wash
ington, will in a body attend the funeral of our
deceased statesman, friend and neighbor.
That a copy of these resolutions be sent to
Mrs. Windom by Senator Davis, the Chairman
of this meeting.
Arrangements for the Funeral.
The body will not lie in state, and there
will be no public view of the remains, but
between 8 o'clock and 11 A. si. Monday the
near personal and official friends of the late
Secretary will be admitted to the house. At
11 o'clock the house will be closed to
visitors, and a little' later there will be a
privue service at the house for the
family only. The general services
will be at the Church of the Covenant at
noon. Dr. Hamlin will officiate, though
possibly he will be assisted by other minis
ters. At first it was intended that the serv
ices should be public, but this plan had to
be abandoned, and, according to the final
arrangements, admission to the church will
be by ticket up to 11:45 A. M.
All the members of the Cabiuet, the
Supreme Court, the Diplomatic Corps, the
Judiciary, the heads of bureaus and chiefs
of division connected with the Secretary's
office of the Treasury, general officers of the
army and navy and Senators and members
of the House of Representatives will have
Bent them cards of admission.
Cabinet Members the Pallbearers.
The members of the Cabinet, at the desire
of Mrs. "Windom, will act as honorary pall
bearers, and a detail of non-commissioned
officers from the Treasury Guard will assist
as body bearers.
By direction of the Postmaster General
all postmasters are authorized to close their
offices as far as practicable on Monday next,
between the hours of 11 a. si. and 2 P. m.,
during the funeral services.
Acting Secretary Kettleton issued the
following order this afternoon:
To oScen of the Customs, Assistant Treasurers
ot the United Mites, and all other officers ol the
Notice is hereby given that the funeral of the
Hon. William Windom, late Secretary of the
Treasure, will take place at noon Monday, Feb
ruary 2. 1SU, in the city of Wasuington. All
buildings and oSices under Tonr control will
be closed throughout that day so far as con
sistent with the transaction of necessary public
business and absolutely on and after the hour
On all snblic bnlldinirs thronrhont Urn
SJnited States and on all , veeseU and eteasierjj
nnder control of this department, the national
flag will be displayed at half-mast.
A Senate Committee Appointed.
The House resolution for the appointment
of a committee of nine to attend the funeral
of Secretary "Windom was laid before the
Senate to-day, and Mr. Morrill offered a
resolution for the appointment of a commit
tee of seven Senators to join the House com
mittee in attending the luneral and to take
such other action as may be appropriate in
honor of the memory of the deceased, and
to manifest the respect and appreciation of
Congress for bis public services.
The resolution was agreed to and Messrs.
Morrill, Washburn, " Sherman, Allison,
Harris, Payne and Gorman were appointed.
The death of Secretary Windom was
made the subject of a special message to
Congress to-dav by the President, who has
also recalled the invitation to the army and
navy reception Tuesday, Mrs. Harrison's
reception February 7, and the public recep
tion on February 10. It is understood that
other dates for these events will be an
nounced hereafter. Lightnee.
'A SIEA1GHT DEM0CEAT.
Ho Voted the Ticket Without a Scratch for
Carkolltox, Kv., Jan. 31. Robert
Moore, aged 85 years, a respectable and well-to-do
farmer, living five miles south of nere,
in this county, died last night of pneumonia.
Throughout his long life he never sought
the services of a physician, and died with
out medical attention. He was always a
very active man, working in the fields
regularly up to the close of last season,
riding to town alone.
He was born while Washington wasPresi
dent; cast his first Democratic vote before he
was 21 in 1816 and never scratched a
ticket alterward, voting at all important
elections. Last August, when the State
ticket was thought in danger, Mr. Moore
was one of the first at the polls, riding
distance of three miles. He lived and died
in a billy and not much frrquented portion
of the couuty, within a mile of his birth
place. He was not a church member, drank
a little all his life and would occasionally
swear a little. He was a good man, how
ever. CREATED A SENSATION.
The Correspondence Between Baker and
Blaine the Topic in Canada.
Ottawa, Out., Jan. 31. The letters of
Representative Baker and Secretary Blaine
are the most sensational contributions to
reciprocity literature ot the past lew days.
The blunt avowal of Secretary Blaine
that while he is willing to discuss unre
stricted reciprocity, he is not willing to dis
cuss reciprocity on natural products only,
is so important that it may change the whole
aspect of affairs here.
LATE SEWS IN BRIEF.
Liverpool tugboatmen are on a strike.
Boston importers will test the McKinley
Banker Imboden, at Fort Worth, Ark,, has
been indicted for forgery.
The re-engagement of the Scottish railroad
strikers is proceeding rapidly.
Only three signatures are yet required to
complete the barbed wire patent deal.
Jefferson Mercer, the Argentine, Ark., wife
murderer, has been arrested in Chicago.
General Alger is interested in a syndicate
formed to purchase timber lind on tho Pacific
A woman in Buffalo county. Wis., recently
arnved from Sweden, has been a leper for IS
Out of 10,000 people living in Marasb,
Turkey, 1,500 died from cholera, within six
the Cherokee strip inclnde many of the old
time Oklahoma boomers.
Bishop Hcncessy, of Dubuque, has founded
a new Catholic order the Sisters of the Holy
Cross to teach in parochial schools.
Sixteen indictments have been returned
against Banker Emerv, at Marco, HL, for al
leged embezzlement. Emery pleads innocence.
The American Biscuit Company, at St,
Louis, has filed a mortgage amounting to 545,
000, on all its holdings in Nebraska, Wisconsin
and Illinois. It infighting the New York Bis
Jeff Davis, the natural son of the late mil
lionaire, A. J. Davis, of Butte City, Montana,
accompanied by his attorneys and witnesses,
has left for Omaha to look after his interests in
the famous contested will case. The railroad
fare of tho party was $1,500.
A Most Pleasureable Trip to Washington
C Via the Pennsylvania Railroad
Is offered to the public by the special ex
cursion arranged for by that company, at an
extremely low rate, and gives them special
train service for their trip, making it all the
more enjoyable. The date for the next
special exenrsion will be Thursday.February
5. Tickets at rate of ?9, for the round
trip will be sold from Pittsburg, and corre
spondingly low rates from other stations in
AVestern Pennsylvania. They are good re
turning within ten days, and good lor use
on any regular train that day, except "The
Limited," permitting ot stop, over in Balti
more in either direction, in addition to
regular service, a special train will leave
Union station on February 5, composed of
Pullman parlor cars and passenger coaches
at 8:00 A. M. Sleeping cars on night trains.
Reservation of space can now be made atthe
company's office, 110 Fifth avenue.
"The people here have just learned the
true worth of Chamberlain's Congh Rem
edy," says Mr. G. J. Bennett, of Ormond,
Pa. "I had a hard time getting it intro
duced here, but have succeeded, and now
the people think me a public benefactor.
There is no doubt about it, it does the
For Most Men to Know:
That Monday (to-morrow) is a day of special
bargains in men's overcoats, suit and pants
at the P. C. C. C. That our $7 40 men's
overcoats are the finest ever sold for the
money. They include silk-lined chinchillas,
smooth meltons and cassimeres and fine ker
seys price for choice, 57 40.
That our $6 50 men's suits in neat desira
ble patterns (sacks or cutaways) are worth
three times the price we ask. That we sell
men's cassimere pants for $1 50, and also for
Monday only we will offer 100 heavy ulsters
at only $2 10 each.
P. C. C. C, Pittsbuko Combination
Clothing Company, corner Grant and
Diamond streets, opposite the Court House.
To reduce stock we offer remarkable in
ducements. "We now display on our counters
three special bargains at 25, 35 and 50c Do
not fail to see them.
White China This is positively our last
week for our great mark down sale of white
china. Call early.
152, 154 and 156 Federal street.
SECOND MIDWINTER EXCURSION TO
Via the B. & O. It. E.,
On Thursday.February 12. Rate, $9 the
round trip, tickets good for ten days and
valid for trip to Baltimore. Trains leave
Pittsburg at 7:25 a. M. ana 920 P. at. Pull
man parlor cars on day train and sleeping
cars on night train.
$6 pants, 25 suitings to order at Pit
cairn's, 434 Wood street.
DABBS says "he had one splendid day this
week. The light was perfect, and he made
some wonderful photographs.
Only One Second
Is required to take a baby's photograph at
Aufrecht's Elite Gallery, 516 Market street,
Pittsburtr, by his new invention. Bring
Have Ton Found a Suitable. House?
If not read the To Let Columns in The
Dispatch to-morrow. Some desirable loca
tions are advertised. Mondays and There.
iuayBwe special rem qsjs,
DR, S.. BJJARTMAN,
Of the Surgical Hotel,Oolumbus,0.,
Lectures on Catarrh.
Catarrh a Prolifio Source of Disease In
Catarrh Capable of Destroying Four Ont of
the Five Senses.
A RADICAL 'AND PERMANENT CUBE DISCUSSED.
Health is the perfect adjustment of the
human body to its surrounding conditions.
Disease is the failure of the human body to
perfectly adjust itself to its surroundings
(environment). In hot countries the body
must adjust itself to great and continued
heat or die. In cold countries the body
must adjust itself to a low degree of tempera
ture or perish. In (so-called) temperate
countries, where the depressing heat of the
tropics prevails part of the season, and the
piercing cold of the arctics the other part,
the human system must somehow adjust it
self to these fluctuations or disease and
death is the result. The change irom cold
to heat which occurs in the spring tends to
produce disease of the blood and nervous
system, while the change from warm to cold
which takes place in late fall or early
winter tends to the production ot catarrhal
Catarrh is the source of a frightful list of
diseases. It is silent and insidious iu its
ravages, but it pervades nearly every house
hold and hovers like a pestilence over every
hamlet and city in our land. Catarrh (and
its legitimate consequences) have desolated
more hearthstones, made wretched more
happy lives, and ended more brilliant careers
than all other diseases combined. Catarrh
may end in deafness, blindness, loss of
smell, loss of taste, or the entire loss of
voice. Diphtheria, bronchitis, pneumonia,
consumption and pleurisy begin almost al
ways as the result of a catarrhal attack.
The worst forms of dyspepsia and Brigbt's
disease of the kidneys are also the direct
consequence of neglected cases of acute
catarrh. Even when the victims of acute
catarrh escapes all of the above-mentioned
liabilities, there remains the great proba
bility ol its ending in chronic catarrh. It
is beyond the descriptive powers of language
to portray the peculiar misery of a subject
of chronic catarrh. While these patients
do not suffer the acute pain of rheumatism
and neuralgia, or the indescribable anguish
of diseases of the nervous system, yet it
would be very difficult to overpaint the
picture of woe which usually befalls the
sufferers from chronic catarrh.
THE FIBST STAGE OF CATABBH
(or acute catarrh) is commonly known as
"a cold." "Catching cold" is the ordinary
phrase for an attack of acute catarrh. It
may begin with a slight cough, or hawking
and spitting mucous from the throat, or
running at the nose, or watery eyes; but
these symptoms, in a large per cent of
cases, continue to grow worse until grave
or fatal disease sets in. Of course some
cases recover without any treatment, but it
is extremely dangerous and foolish to run
such risks. If no attention is paid to the
acute stage it either sets up diphtheria,
pneumonia, consumption or some other dis
ease, or develops chronic catarrh, or at least
leaves the mucous surfaces of the head and
throat especially liable to another attack at
the slightest exposure.
As soon as chronic catarrh has become
established the victim is never free from a
list of disgusting and troublesome symptoms
which are sufficient to make life almost un
endurable. If the chronic catarrh is of the
humid variety, an incessant spitting, hawk
ing and blowing of the nose is kept up, to
the great annoyance of patient and others.
The thickened membranes of the nose and
throat produce snoring, watery eyes and
If the chronic catarrh takes the form of
the dry (atrophic) variety, the thinned mu
cous membranes allow free breathing, but
there is a continual raw feeling in all of the
air passages, sometimes extending into the
bronchial tubes and lungs. There is also
a very offensive breath, dry scabs in the
nose, more or less loss of smell and taste,
and other symptoms too numerous to men
tion. It would be, indeed, folly for me to de
scribe in detail this exasperating disease
unless I had in view some relief or cure of
those people who are so unfortunate as to
be afflicted. It is no longer a question in
my mind as to whether Pe-ru-na can be re
lied on to cure all Buch cases. During the
many years in which Pe-ru-na has been put
to test in all forms and stages of acute and
chronic catarrh no one year has put this
remedy to greater test than the past year,
especially the winter of 1890. The La
Grippe spread from ocean to ocean like a
devastating fire, leaving in its trail catarrh
al affections of every conceivable variety in
such numbers as was never before known in
this country. Pe-ru-na being well known
as the best catarrh remedy yet discovered,
the demand for it was so great that the man
ufacturers could scarcely fill the orders for
it that came pouring in from all parts of
the United States.
Pe-ru-na was so invariably successful in
the cure of the thousands of cases in which
it was used that a great number ot old cases
of catarrh who had given up all hope of
cure began to use it, with such astonishing
results that it leaves no room for doubt that
every case of catarrh, however long standing
and difficult of cure, can be cured by the
use of Pe-ru-na.
Tn acute cases, which come as a severe
cold, a winegiassful taken in hot water, fol
lowed by a teaspoom'ul every hour or a
tablespoonlul every two hours, as is most
convenient to the patient, should be taken.
In ordinary colds or catarrhal attacks it
will be sufficient to take this remedy as
directed on the bottle.
In old cases of catarrh, whether of the
humidor dry variety, it is only necessary
to take Pe-ru-na exactly as "directed on the
bottle. Anyone using Pe-ru-na who does not
realize the benefit they ought from its use
should write me, giving a description of the
circumstances, and I am usually able to
discover the reason of the failure and help
them to a speedy cure. But it is only nee
essary in the great majority of cases to fol
low the direction on the bottle and a cure is
For a complete treatise as to the use of
Pe-ru-na in the various stages, varieties and
complications ot catarrh, send at once for a
copy of the Family Physician No. 2, sent
tree to any address by The Feruua Medi
cine Company, Columbus, O.
To have your BEAL SACQUES cut over Into
any style desired, by actual measurement. A
perfect fit guaranteed in every case. Also
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Duquesne Hat and Fur Co.,
445 WOOD STREET,
Third door from Fifth avenue. fel-39
Beyer Known lo Fail.
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Such is a querjr often asked, and we are pleased to an
swer it in the affirmative. There is something decidedly
new at these stores new goods we mean, of course. We'll
interest the ladies' this week with our opening of
Fancy and Plain White Wear.
It's a display well worth seeing, and those who visit this de
partment won't leave disappointed either as to price or
quality. A few of the many beautiful things shown will be
noted here very briefly:
Tucked and Embroidered Skirtings.
Apron goods, lovely designs, at 25c and
as low as 13c all new goods.
Our assortment of Plain and Lace Tuck
ings for Yoking is the handsomest shown
for many a day.
fast Black India Linens.
Fast Black Lawn Plaids and Stripes.
Positively one of the prettiest lines that will
be shown this season.
In Lawn Stripes we show an entirely new
collection lrom 8c to 25c.
FOR THE LITTLE ONES.
Every mother's heart will be delighted with the hun
dreds of cute articles shown. There's nothing in the way of
baby wear that isn't displayed here from the tiny bootee to
the most exquisitely embroidered dress. The make, the
finish, the dainty embroideries and the quality of material
used in our long and short dresses will be a delightful reve
lation to all who examine them. Our line of infants' outfits
is complete, and the prices you'll admit are remarkably low
when you see them.
Infants' Slips, plain, hemstitched and em
broidered. Babies' first or three-quarter dresses.
Children's Drawers, plain and em
broidered. Leather Bootees, Knit Bootees and Silk
(Monday) morning. We cordially invite ladies of the two
cities to call and examine them, feeling confident that no
finer or more complete assortment of white goods has ever
been exhibited west of New York. Drop in and be con
vinced of this fact. Visitors are always at liberty to make
a tour of every department, whether purchasers or not.
510-514 MARKET STREET.
MB HOST DURABLE AMELME,
TEE BEST FOB THE HOMY.
77 FIFTH AVENUE.
For any $30 mer
made Suit or
Overcoat in our
21 BIXTH 8T.
Specialties: Scientific fittine
nr TRUSSES, aDpllances for
P.fiUfti,TV "na ARTIFICIAL
' LIMBS. Largest stock of surgi
cal instruments in Welters
Fenn. Large illustrated, cata-
iniriin irpn i.n TinvrBiiiansi
Pretty and newest patterns of Lawn,
Nainsook and Lace Checks at 8c to 35c.
Hull Cord Checks.
Victoria Lawns and India Linen.
India Mull Cream and White.
Sheer and Heavy Nainsook.
Plain, Dotted and Figured Swiss,
Tucked Lawn Skirtings at 25c
Hemstitched Lawns, 40 inches wide, with
deep hem, at 25c.
Hemstitched Cambrics and Nainsooks,
Children's Short Dresses.the loveliest line
in plain, hemstitched and embroidered.
Infants' plain and richly embroidered
Flannel Skirts, Barro Coats and Cashmere
Light, Medium and Heavy Wrappers and
Undershirts in every variety made.
All of the above new crnnds will be readv for
inspection when our stores open to-morrow
They Abe Found ExcitrsivELY in the
Mucus Cavities op the Body, but Most
Commonly in the rfosE Two Gentle
men Fbom Wurtemburg. Pa.. Testity
to Dr. Byeos' Skill in Behoving the
By far tho most common rarlety ot polypoid
tumors Is tnegelatlnod. It is jelly-liko in ap
pearance and very much like an oyster, soft
and spongy, occurring either singly or in
clusters, and often completely nils both nos
trils, expanding in wet weather and shrinking
in dry weather. The only reliable treatment is
of a surgical nature extirpation, and even then
it isapttoretnrn in time. I have come across
quite a number of polypoid tumors durine tho
past few years, and always find them associated
with catarrh, or a hypertrophic condition of the
nasal mucus membrane, and have often
thought in the light of the recent advance
ment in tbe treatment of catarrhal trouble?, if
patients would follow theso treatments up a
few months after removal it would prevent
S. S. McFalc.
JE. H. Porter.
During the last Exposition Mr. McFate. of
Wurtemburg, .Lawrence county, consulted me
for nasal obstruction, supposed to be due to
catarrh, as be had tbe usual catarrhal symp
toms. An examination revealed both nostrils
filled with clusters of gelatinoid tumors. 1 ad
vised extirpation, anu Inside or 30 minutes had
both nostrils free with but very little pain and
loss of blood. I had him visit tbe office next
morning to note tbe result, when he sald'be
hadn't spent such a comfortable night for a
long time and couldn't find words to express
A few weeks ago Mr. Porter, of the same
town, was sent to me by Mr. McFate, as ha was
troubled tbe same way, excepting that his
trouble was confined to nasal obstruction, his
general health being good. I cleared both nos
trils in the same manner with like results. Mr.
Portefcalled next day and said his brother-in-law,
with whom he spent tbe night, noticed he
bad lost his nasal twang as soon as he spoke to
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How can we afford it? That's the question numberless people
asked us last week. How could this Government afford to pay
thousands of millions to carry on the war of the rebellion? It
had to. Well, that's our case. We have to. Surely, we
have never claimed to have undertaken this enormous
free distribution of merchandise from motives philanthropic!
It is a business venture, pure and simple, which, al
though temporarily costing us many thousands of dollars, an
swers the purpose of attracting an unusually large trade and
thus reducing our still immense stock of Fall and Winter Goods.
Oh, we admit that this free distribution of merchandise is the
most expensive advertisement we have ever had. Nobody
knows better than we how many fine Suits and Overcoats,
Cloaks and Wraps, Shoes, Hats, etc., we gave away free of
charge every day last week, but we also have the satisfaction of
knowing that we shall not be compelled to pack away and carry
over any Fall and Winter Goods. This is a great point gained.
It means a saving to us of about $2,000 for insurance, $5,000
in interest, gives us plenty of room for our New Spring Goods,
and what is still more important enables us to lay before you
an entirely new and fresh stock next Fall. Can you now see
why in addition to having greatly cut the prices down on every
thing in the store, we inaugurated this liberal, free distribution of
merchandise? But enough. What concerns you the most is that
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And, then, the method of this gratuitous distributionhow fair
and square and simple ! Whatever amount of money first reaches
the cashier after each lapse of 5 minutes will be handed back to
the customer who paid it, no matter how large the amount
may be. And, as the distribution lasts 9 hours each day (from
9 till 6 o'clock) and 13 hours on Saturday (from 9 a. m. till 10
p.m.) it naturally follows that 108 customers must receive their
purchases free every day, or 1 5 6 people on Saturday. As every
newspaper reader knows we- published from day to day the
names and residences of the people who got their purchases for
nothing last week. The long list of the 156 lucky people who
received their goods free yesterday will be published to-morrow,
while those who will get their purchases free to-morrow will
be named on Tuesday, and so on. Truly, the most skeptical
pessimist cannot but say that this is a fair and honest enterprise.
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