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SUBSTITUTE FOR BEEF Kansas Stockmen Offer Mut ton as the Best. GROWTH OF BUSINESS Demand for Meat Has Been on Increase Lately. 'The New York Evening Post print the following dispatch from Russell, Kan sas: Some modern philosophers contend that tho best way to avoid high prices for beef is to eat something elso. The sheep men of the far west are of tho opinion that the best substitute is mutton; and, Judging Crom tho rapidity with which their possessions are growing, and tho Increased demand for tho saleable ani mals of the flocks, other persons must bave the same feeling. Tho development 2 tho sheep-raising business In the west la the last Ave years has been marvelous. The flocks which wero formerly found mostly on tha bunburnt plains of Texas and New Mexico, on the pine-dotted I mountain slopes of "Wyoming and Alon- f tana, or In the least valuable regions of j the plains region, have been scattered over a- much wider territory. Tho farm- j er6 of tho west, as they divided up their i lands Into smaller holdings, found that ( Blif-ep wero a very protitable addition to the larm Small flocks have bc-omc num erous, and tho feeders who or.ee devoted ell their attention to cattle have discov ered that there is an equal profit and less , risk In fattening sheep. The matter 01 managing sheep on tho ' western ranges varies greatly in different , part? of tho country, and with different Eh"pmen. Inu some readily accessible looalitins large and commodious sheep wagons fellow the bands of sheep from j pi?ce to ulico, ,ijd in these wagons the j henir-a carr' the.r necessary utensils, lood. clothing, and beds. The u.ual form or sh-p wagon nntalr.s a rukstove. con venient arrang-nms for hJf-.pinF and a 'eupply of medir'n. Thosa agn.u aru hauled by two or f"jr horaj. ai oi .int. to j tho condition of the roads. In sill nine : accessible places, one wagon niy bo re- t j quired to furnish service for a. number t of herders, who sleep In fnts at n'?ht ' j near the sheep. In such conditions, each i herder establishes a camp in some local- j lty convenient to water, fuel, and grass, j protected by ledges or trees from siorre. i The old-time herders, with their lone- j some, all-summer trips into territory re mote from civilization, are passing away, j and the business is becoming a much I more commonplace one. There are still "dead-lines" in some localities, over which j the sheep must not graze, and farmers ; have a government protection in a pro- j vision In some sections of a tilled Held, or j homestead. -These provisions arc based ! on the well-known destructiveness of tho vast herds of sheep, who, in their close- cropping of the grass, leave the sod ill fitted for cattle pasture, while, of course, m. growing crop would be destroyed. There is another element of the frontier tockman's life that is being modified the feud between cattlemen and sheepmen. The time was when frequent battles oc curred, when cattle herders and shep hers tried to destroy the lives and prop erty of each other, when dynamite sent hundreds of innocent sheep to death and When cattle were stampeded down dan gerous cliffs to destruction. But this bat tle for the range is being adjusted on a business basis. The sheepmen and cattle men are buying or leasing their pastures, fencing them when possible, or at least possessing some kind of a boundary line that is fixed by legal title. The open range is passing away and where it ex ists, mostly in the mountain foothills, It is used with only occasional conflict. The sheep commlscsioner of Wyoming 6ays that very little trouble exists in that state and that sheepmen and cattlemen are even learning to use the same range in .companionable good nature. Montana is taking position as the great est sheep state in the l.'nion. This spring it will ship out nearly : . 00.OX) pounds of i wool, yet the first sheep were brought to the state only twenty-five years ago. j Great Falls and lii'.lings are rivals f"r the honor of bcilig the largest wool shipping points in the world. Single comjanies I sell 250.000 pounds of wool at a season. . Some of- the best-bred Hocks yield ten 1 pounds to the sheep, though the nvragf Is not much above three pounds on tho common range sheep. 1 Machine shearing is common, and it is I Interesting to see the long lines of work- j ers with their clippers run by rubber ; ffi tubes, obtaining power from a shaft above ' Igl their heads, taking off the fleeces. Shear- ' crs who can ta..e off more than 100 fleeces a day are common, and they receive eight gag wems a iieece. ine rapm grou tn of the ' fJ3 misiness tins been due largely to the in- Vf creased price of wool, though the larger ! fjk demand for mutton has also had its effect. K3 The wool buyers begin early in the , spring on the sxent ranches of Tivn vi. i fc9 iting the shipping stations and examin- ' ing the wool as it is tramped into great sacks, bales of 500 pounds oach. Going northward with the advancing season they ' take in California and Oregon, with ex- I curslons to Wyoming and Oregon, then . end late in the spring or early In sum mer in northern Montana The remainder ' of the time i spent in the eastern mar- ' kets. In the Arkansas valley of Colorado the ' sheepmen aru making millions by raising ' lambs for the early spring market. Tho dainty spring lamb with its mint sauce dressing, that comes to the table so de lightful a dish, pays 'the farmer a large ; pront. "Where ordinary mutton may bring his live cents a pound he can get eight to ten for the lumb. The sugRr-beet mills are alsb helping the feeders of that sec tion, as sheep are fattened on the pulp secured at the mills. It has Droved a ertat fattencr. while the irreat alfalfa Holds .- I ton. I P Altogether, the sheepmen of the west j are having their innings, and If beef j prices continue high they will add ma terially to their wealth in the next-year. ! Kj "With thorough organization and modern management of flocks for both wool and j jigs mutton they can hardly fail. En A MODERN REQUEST. 'Tis little that I ask of fate A life exempt from harm. A horse, a do?:. s pleasant ra.ite. And a llttc radium farm. . New Orleans Times-Democrat. SIMPLE ENOUGH. The secret o freal beauty is As plain as day. Tou've merely to accomplish this; bora that war. It Will Pay You To come a hundred miles to at tend this gigantic sale. Don't buy a dollars w.orth of goods until you have examined our mammoth stock of goods, which ' - Must Be Closed Out At less Than Manufacturers Cost The Following G. A. R. SUITS Also Motormen's and Conductors' Uniforms 290 BLUE MIDDLESEX and SLAYTOK'S FLANNEL SUITS, single or double breasted, sold all over at 10.00. (fDnfl DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE . . vP O 1150 MEN'S SUITS,, strictly all wool cassi meres, fancy cheviots, ehiy and unfin ished worsteds,, are worth $10-00-$G9 DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE. J)0 3243 MEN'S FANCY CHEVIOTS, THIB ETS OR WORSTEDS, in black, gray, blue. Also Fine Imported Blue Serge Suits; worth $12.50. $Q50 DISSOLUTION SALE TRICE. .40 1(183 MEN'S HAND-TAILORED FANCY CHEVIOTS, IMPORTED CLAY WORS TEDS, TII1BETS, the very best all wool Purge linings, hand-made collar, wore made to sell at $13 30 and $15.rf j DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE. V 1750 MEM'S WONDERFULLY FINE SUITS Of Hart Schaffner & Marx' elegant pro ductions, in light, dark and medium col ors exclusive patterns. We cannot em phasize too strongly that they are as good as any tailor makes and are worth 18.00 and 20.00. 1kGf) DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE. vj) 10 450 MEN'S OUTING COATS AND PANTS, made of homespuns and ilan nels, in Warsity and Norfolk styles, are worth 10.00. K0ft DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE. .00 675 HAND-TAILORED OUTING COATS AND PANTS, most correct fashions and fabrics, made expressly for us, are worth 15.00. ?m00 DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE.4iUww 59 DOZEN MEN'S FURNISHINGS EXTRAORDINARY SALE MEN'S NEG LIGEE AND FANCY BOSOM SHIRTS, pleated fronts, cuffs attached or de tached, in figures, stripes and dark ef fects, the very best manufactures, such as Lion Brand, New Era and Emperor, are worth 1.00 each. 7 f- DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE... I Ob 75 DOZEN MEN'S NEGLIGEE SHIRTS, in white or r-hred, many different stvles, worth 50i ;.nd 65c. QQr DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE O Jt UNDERWEAR 125 DOZEN MEN'S BALBRiGGAN SHIRTS AND DRAWERS, in light or dark colors, fancy stripes, sizes 34 to 44, woi th 50c and 65c. QQp DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE. . ..O Jb 50 DOZEN SCRIYENS ELASTIC SEAM IMPROVED DRAWERS, worth every where 65 cents. ARp DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE. . . TuU 25 DOZEN ELASTIC SEAM JEANS DRAWERS, all sizes, usual price any where is 50c pair. OQn DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE. . . C- vt THE GENUINE PRESIDENT SUSPEND ERS, stamped and guaranteed, effective colorings. OQr DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE. . . Remember the opportunity, the largest stock of High Grade Clothing and Furnishing Goods to select from and prised at less than cost to manufacture h something that does not occur very often. Do Not Wait Until It is Too Late, But Come Early and Follow the Crowds and Remember the opportunity the largest stock of High Grade Clothing and Furnishing Goods to select from, at prices lower than it cost to manufacture, will not occur very often. Do not wait until it is too late. Follow the crowd where your dollar will do double duty. at THE FULTON, Wichita's greatest clothing store 208 Dissolution Sale Now On The People Are Amazed at the Wonderful We May Say Phenomenal : Bargains THE FULTON Is now offering, created by the irresistible force of our determination to convert this mammoth stock into cash. We told you to be prepared for startling prices. Never before has such a stock of Fine Clothing and Furnishings been offered at such low prices, and hundreds of delighted purchasers at our store on Saturday testified to this fact. If you are in need of Clothing, it will pay you to come to this gigantic sale. Specials We BOYS' SUITS 450 LONG PANTS SUITS, ages 13 to 19; come in black cheviots, fancy Scotch mixtures, also plain cassimeres; worth 6.00 a pair. TQR5 DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE . . PO" 750 BOYS' ALL WOOL SUITS, black clay worsteds, cheviots, fancy Scotches, elegant trimmings, well made and worth 7.50 and S.00. 85 DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE. .$0 385 BOYS' SUITS, 14 to 20 years, strictly all wool, made of unfinished worsteds, imported clay, thibets and fancy cassi meres, worth 10.00 and 12.00. $R5 DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE. .$0 2S5 BOYS' SUITS, made of imported fancy Scotch mixtures and tweeds, with the very best of trimmings, hand-made col lar, worth 12.50. DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE, CHILDREN'S CLOTHING 650 CHILDREN'S SUITS, ages 2 to 7 years, made of fine imported serges, cas simeres and homespuns; Buster Brown, blouse and Norfolk styles; come in blue, gray, cardinal and 'brown, w o r t h 6.00 each. t M5G DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE. .vPT" 265 SUITS, ages 2-i to 7 years, made of cheviots, worsteds and flannels, in Nor folks, Buster Browns and blouses, worth 4.50 and 5.00 each. ?Q50 DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE . . $ O 500 KNEE PANTS SUITS, made in double-breasted styles; come in navy 'blue cheviots and fancy cassimeres; well made and splendid for service; worth 2.50 per suit. t145 DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE. . .JI HATS 20 DOZEN. MEN'S JOHN B. STETSON HATS, in any of the latest shapes, reg ular 4.00 and 4.50 goods. T Q50 DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE. .40 50 DOZEN MEN'S HATS, in stiff or fedora, in black, brown or light colors, worth S2.00 and 2.50. D145 DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE. . 60 DOZEN HATS, in Knox, Young's and many other leading brands, sold every where at 3.00 and 3.50. 1 95 DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE. . .D I STRAW HATS We can save you from 25c to 1.00 on each Hat, and we have 50 distinct styles for men, boys and children to select from. AlEN'S SOCKS 150 DOZEN MEN'S DROP-STITCH SOCKS, in black, gray, tan or fancy patterns, are worth 20c DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE two paiis for pair. 25c HEN'S TIES 60 DOZEN MEN'S FANCY ALL SILK TIES, in tecks, four-in-hands, bows and strings. 25c and 35c values. 1Qr DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE. . . . I OG 40 DOZEN MEN'S FANCY SILK TIES, 50c and 65c kinds, comprise four-in-hands, imperials and tecks, in all the latest novelties and shades. QQr DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE OuL You Will Land at - 210212 East Douglas Avenue, Wichita, Kansas Place on Sale CHILDREN'S SUITS 250 SUITS, ages 7 to 16, double-breasted or three-piece suits, made of all wool cheviots and fancy cassimeres, plain colors, and fancy mixtures; are worth 3.50 to 4.00. r04.R DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE. , 675 SUITS, ages 7 to 10, double-breasted or three-piece styles, in fancy worsteds, blue cheviots and fancy cassimeres, all the latest patterns; are worth 4.00 to 5.00. Q50 DISSOLUTION SALE TRICE. .40 10 DOZEN WASH SUITS, ages 3 to S, sailor and Russian blouse; come in many different p a 1 1 er n s, worth 75c to 1.00. DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE, 45c CHILDREN'S KNEE PANTS 25 DOZEN CHILDREN'S KNEE PANTS, ages 3 to 15 years, in cassimeres, chev iots and worsteds, in plaids, checks and mixtures, worth 65c and 75c. A DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE. . .,TC BOYS' OVERALLS 15 DOZEN BOYS' BLUE DENIM. BIB OVERALLS, 3 to 12 years, as long as they last. - 1C DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE . ... I JO BOYS' SHIRTS AND WAISTS 50 DOZEN BOYS' NEGLTGEE SniRTS, 12 to 14 neck, some with two collars, some without, 50c values. Q Rr DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE. . .,OJl HEN'S SHOES Remember our big stock of the Famous Florsheim and Walk-Over Shoes is all new, this season's make, in all the latest lasts. 250 PAIRS MEN'S SHOES, in vici, calf, in the latest swell lasts, sold in shoe stores from 2.50 to 3.00. C185 DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE. . 0M 560 PAIRS LATE STYLE SHOES, in vici, calf, velours or patent leather, are worth S3.00 and 3.50. C945 DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE. 2600 PAIRS WALK-OVER OR FLOR SHEIM SHOES, in all the new and nob by shapes and lasts, in every kind of leather manufactured, at a straight Discount of 20 Per Cent From our regular prices during Dissolution Sale. BOYS' SHOES 300 PAIRS BOYS' SHOES, 9 to 13, in calf or vici leathers, worth 2.00. (T 1 50 DISSOLUTION SALE PlUCE . . . 4 I 225 PAIRS BOYS' SHOES, sizes 134 to 2, worth 2.25 and 2.50. ?175 DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE... 4 I 150 PAIRS BOYS' SHOES, 2i to 5, in kinds of leathers and lasts, worth 2.50 to 3.00. ?900 .DISSOLUTION SALE PRICE. .0 THE FULTON An Apology We fully anticipated a big crowd, but we hardly realized that our whole city and vicinity would turn out to attend the sale, as we had to lock our doors many times during the day in order for the crowd to get waited on. It demon strates, however, the unblem ished confidence the public has in our statements. We have added more sales people this week, so that cus tomers can be properly waited on. This Week Trousers 500 Pairs Men's Single Cash mere Pants, in many differ ent shades, plain or striped, " worth 2.00. Disso- QQ lution Sale Price 600 Men's Black or Blue Im ported Worsteds and Serge Pants, 3.00 and 3.50 val ues. Dissolution Sale Price , .$2 1,600 Pairs Men's Fine Cassi mere and Worsted Tailor Made Trousers, worth 3.30 and 4.00. Dissolu- CO 95 tion Sale Price S00 Pairs Men's Imported Worsted Tailor-Made Trous ers, with belt straps or plain, in many different patterns, 5.00 and 6.00 v a 1 u e s. Dissolution Sale Boys' Pant 600 Boys' Long Pants, ages 13 to 10, the 1.50 kind. Dissolution Sale Price. 450 Pairs Boys' Long Pants, strictly all wool cassimeres or worsteds, 33 td 19 years, worth 2.00 io 2.50 Dissol dution Sale j50 Price Traveling Bags and Suit Cases... We earn every kind, from the cheapest to the best. Dissolution Sale makes them 20 Per Cent Off Our regular low prices. Big Reduction... FANCY AND WniTE VESTS. BAR COATS. BARBERS' COATS. WAITERS' JACKETS. Belts All the late Belts, in all col ors and leathers, at very close to ....Half Price.... During Dissolution Sale.