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Located on Lowry Hill, Cor. b
Summit and Dupont Ay. No. l
1787 Dupont Avenue South f
THIS house is just being completed; has stone
1 and brick Exterior; a high grade of Roman r
brick being used; the entire interior is finished
in choice wood. p| i' ...$ /.'. - L
It has the most improved method of hot water heat; a .very high grade a
of plumbing fixtures, and Hardwood floors throughout;, in fact everything I
that makes a home desirable in this choice location. m
This house was built for a member of our firm., but on account of busi- w '
ness changes we have concluded to sell. This is a rare opportunity to se- I
cure a homewlthout all the work and work incidental to building one. It L
has been built by us at a very low cost, as we are in the building busi- M
ness and w.e will give the purchaser the benefit of our saving. It is now f
clear of any incumbrance and we will make liberal terms if desired. L
The place has to be seen to be appreciated— It will be open for inspec- B
tion every afternoon from 2to 5 o'clock—and if you should desire to see it I
at any other, time telephone our office and we will make' arrangements, to L
meet you. • W
Finest train in the world ;
goes one-tenth the distance
around the world; near the
greatest canyon in the world ;
best railway meal service in
the world.
Daily, Chicago and Kansas
City to San Francisco,
Los Angeles and San Diego.
Wide-vestibuled, electric
lighted and luxuriously
I equipped. I
Santa Fe
™"™ Drawing-room Pullmans,
Buffet-smoking Car (with
barber shop), Harvey Dining
Car, Observation Car (with
ladies' parlor).
Best train for best travelers.
Three days from Chicago,
four days from Atlantic Coast
Visit Grand Canyon of
Arizona en route, now
i reached by rail.
Illustrated books —
"To California and Back,"
'' Grand Canyon of Arizona,''
ten cents.
C. C. CARPENTER. Passenger
Agent the Atchison, Topeka &
Santa Fe, Ry., 5u3 Guarautj
Loan bunding, lilmefolls.
New York Times.
Miss Helen Gould, who is, perhaps, the
most popular and best-known woman in
America to-day, was standing in front of
a florist's the other afternoon looking at
the display in the windows. An acquain
tance approached and said:
"There must be something unusually
attractive in there to cause you to stop
and look, when you have so many beauti
ful flowers in your own greenhouses."
Miss Could looked self-conscious for a
moment aud almost blushed when she re
"There are several pots of ferns in there
from our greenhouses at Irvington and I
iended the transplanting of them myself
because they were so dainty and so nice.
I was waiting by that window to hear any
chance remark about them."
The Philippine islands have taken $777.
--:.'jti worth of merchandise from the United
>iate S thus far this year, against $84,850
last year.
306 Nicollet Avenue.
Buy Her
Some Furs
You could,, not purchase a more appropriate present than a fur
garment of some sort. The b«st place to buy Fine Furs ia the
northwest is at .--. ;
BUS \?9f mh m Smff fJ3h wB
■".■-•: .v •■•*.'.■■-
Here you will find the most complete assortment in the fur line,
;and at prices that will suit you. ;We have an especially fine dis
play of Furs for Christmas Gifts Seal Skin and Per
sian Lamb Jackets, Storm Collars, Scarfs, Muffs,
etOm Every garment that leaves our big Fur Store is guaranteed.
Our Furs take the lead in richness and durability. Call and ex
amine th«in. We carry a special line of Men's Fur and Fur
Lined''Coats* ■ .•■ ■
G* G. Bennet,
Dealer In Fine fora. 32 tool let Ay.
Some Marvels of French Ingenuity
on Exhibition.
"Original Xew York \uveltie«" Are
I'roduced—Clever Rleo-
I trical Toj ».
Paris, Dec. 17.—T0 judge by the interest
shown by Parisians in M. Lepine's exhi
bition of toys, the prefect was happily
inspired when ho set the toymakers to
work to produce original Xew Year nov
The public was admitted to view the ar
ticles sent in by the competitors, and be
tween 10 o'clock and mid-day over 3,000
people pressed into the hall of the Tri
bunal de Commerce. The <-rush was so
great during the afternoon that the
doors had to be closed several times in
order to prevent accidents from over
On one side was a collection of the
latest creations of the leading toy manu
facturers, including several new mechani
cal notions, such as a street-sweeping
machine, a jockey on a refractory mount,
a negro chased by a crocodile, and an
amusing sword duel between two frogs.
The London policeman and the British
soldier were both in evidence, and in a
new shooting game the target is a com
pany of British infantry, above whom
stand three of four marksmen with rifles
raised to their shoulders.
But only a passing glance was bestowed
upon these things. The people who visited
the Tribunal de Commerce wanted to see
the handiwork of the humbie toymaker
—the man who lives in the garret in a
back court and makes a precarious liv
ing by turning out notions for his <ol
laborators, the street vendors. Foremost
among the ingenious toys in this section
are the Santos Duniont airships. . Each
inventor has illustrated his idea in his
own way. Some of the flying machines
are supported by inflated cigar-shaped
balloons, just as in the case of M. San
tos Dumoru's invention, and follow the
original very closely in their trial trips
—even to accidents.
Another airship suspended on a cord be
tween two masts whirls through, the air
with a swift revolving propeller and a
rushing noise, reminding one of the days
when the young Brazilian sped across the
river on his way to Longchamps.
Two of the best models show M. San
tos-Dumont winning the Deutsch , prize.
He is -in the act of turning the Eiffel
tower, and presumably in order to avoid
a disput among the committee he goes
round the spinal column half a dozen
Alongside the airship is a series of very
clever electrical toys, which when set in
motion turn big wheels, merry-go-rounds,
etc. One of the most interesting. novel
ties on view is a miniature lake on which
half a dozen yachts flying the flags of dif
ferent nations compete for mastery. The
vessels are set in motion by the breeze
from a suspended fan at one end of the
lake, and the fun of the game consists
in watching which boat gets first to the
goal. .
A. wagon which runs up an incline empty
and comes down loaded, a safe with chang
ing combination locks, and a toper astride
of a barrel from which he threatens every
moment to be dislodged are some of the
objects noted in a passing survey.
The South African campaign has fur
nished several inventions for the ex
Mexican. Marble Deposits.
An authority on 'Mexico has'recently
given out that one of Mexico's richest in
dustries ami one that has never been de
veloped is the immense marble formation
on the southern frontier. The deposit is
near the surface ■of the ground and in
many places has been washed bare by
rains. This formation extends over a
very large area and gives every indication
of reaching to a considerable depth. As
valuable an industry to our state is the
manufacture of "Golden Grain Belt" beer,
for it brings health and happiness to those
who use 1) regularly. Every glass con
tains the strength of bread and meat, for
it Is brewed.from the purest barley mult
and hops. • ■
Statistics recently published show that i
Paris affords excellent climatic con
ditions for the treatment of tuber
Experts Say It Is There and Several Butte Cap
italists Are at Work —Genuine
Paraffin Basis.
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Special to The Journal
Butte, Mont., Dee. 13.—That there were
oil indications in Canada, just across the
line from the Kintla lake district, was
known to men in Flathead county fully
twenty years ago, but the discoveries
were not exploited until some years later.
In 1886 Fred Bowman exhibited in Mis
soula a bottle of crude petroleum he had
skimmed from a spring on the Canadian
side of the line near Tobaco plains.
The sample was good enough to excite a
lively interest even then, but it was not
until six years later that oil indications
were discovered in the extreme northern
end of what was then Missoula county.
In that year John C. Leonard and W. A.
Leonard of Tobacco plains; Michel Ther
rlault and W. R. Ramsdell of Kalispell,
J. A. Talbott of Columbia Falls, Shipley
of Missoula and some few others pros
pected the oil fields and made the discov
ery that the indications on the American
side of the line were even better than
those on the Canadian side, where the
first discoveries had been made.
The result was that the records of
Missoula county were burdened almost as
heavily as the Flathead county records
are to-day with placer locations for the
appropriation of oil land. Mosr of these
locations were held for two years without
the usual representation work, under the
provisions of the act of congress of that
year exempting miners from the burden
of representing their claims during the
panic years of 18&3-4. The following year
the land covered by these locations was
selected by the state as a part of its fed
eral land grant, and this fact, together
with the inability to interest capital in
the oil proposition, resulted in the aband
onment of al lthe claims located the pre
vious years. A year or two later the
state ceded the land back to the general
government and it now forms a part of
the Flathead forest reservation.
Unite Men Take Hold.
The fields began to attract attention
again about a year ago when J. O. Ren
der and Fred Whlteside located several
claims adjoining Kintla lake, for Butte
men. • The reported intentions of the
Butte company aroused anew the interest
of those who had abandoned their previoua
claims and for the past nine months tha
county recorder's office has been literally
flooded with placer locations In the oil
fields. During that period 1,250 locations,
representing 200,000 acres, have been filed
in the county recorder's office and there
are yet many claims to be recorded, upon
which the location work has not yet been
perfected. The recording fees for these
claims for the year so far have reached
Ihe sum of $2,500, enough to pay the an
nual stipend of the clerk and recorder.
Practically every foot of the country
along the north fork of the Flathead riv
er from the international boundary to the
railroad—a distance of about twentj
miles —has been located. Scores of mci
have gone into the north fork country and
located thousands of acres of land and
sold their rights to speculators, but re
taining In every instance an interest in
the claims. At first these claims could
be bought as low as $"» each, but now they
sell at from fram $25 to $100 each and
there are few to be had at those figures.
The theory is that if there is oil at
Kintla lake, the field extends the full
length of the valley of the North Fork
and that the theory is plausible is shown
by the fact that there are positive oil
indications iv the valley of the Flat
head clear to Montford, seven miles east
of Kalispell. Indeed, it is not at all un
likely that at least one of the numerous
companies now organizing for oil pros
pecting will commence operations in the
Moutford district.
Expert* tiive v I'm oralilo Verdict.
iThe Kintla oil fields have been - "ex
ported" by men who have had years of
experience in the oil fields of Pennsylva
nia and Ohio and there has been only one
verdict—that the-Indications are of the
most promising character. It is the qual
ity of the Kirn la oil which has appealed
particularly to these experts, among
whom are D. W. Rhodes of Oregon, J. H.
Gayton of the Standard Oil company, and
P. W. Francis of California, a geologist of
recognized standing. 'Mr. Francis has been
in the Kintla district all summer and is
now in Kalispell making -arrangements to
take boring machinery into the fields' in
the interests of the company he repre
sents. ' •'• ■ • ' •■■.
Analysis of the crude product gathered
from the natural seepage "has shown that
the Kintla oil has the parafflne base.
It this were not so, said Mr. Francis recent
ly, the Kintla fields would not be worth ex
ploiting. Oil with th^ asphaltum base—the
product of the Texas and California fields—
is a drug on the market aud will be for a
long time to come. The phenomenal output
of the Beaumont gushers has swamped the
market and the stuff cannot be sold. Mon-
Medical Ei|iert» Marvel at piirovery
Deemed I iniiosHiblo.
Chicago Chronicle.
Medical science of Chicago is aston
ished over the discovery of a needle in the
j heart of an ox killed at Swift & Co.'s
• packing house. It is the first foreign sub
■ stance ever known to have found place In
I the heart of a living animal. The needle
I had been there for at least seven months,
i according to the statement of local phy-
I sicians. before it. was discovered. The
animal seemed to enjoy the best of health
at the time he was led to the slaughter
j ing pen.
The organ with the needle imbedded in
the muscles is now in the possession of a
local medical college. It is to" be taken
before the Cook County Medical associa
tion at its meeting next Wednesday night
for special examination and discussion. It
tana baa several asphaltuni oil fields with
every surface indication of great quantities
of petroleum iv the anticlines, that would
be more productive than any California dis
trict and might- equal the Beaumont terri
tory. But if the investor were offered the
free gift of such property, with producing
wells borfd for nothing, he would be wise lo
decline. But the fact is, and it is a highly
important fact for Montana, that a high grade
paraffine base oil field has beeu discovered
in Flathead county.
I'elrolenm of High Grade.
Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and In
diana produce practically all of the high
grade petroleum refined in tbis country, and.
In spite of millions spent in the constant
prospecting of new territory In those states,
the supply has gradually diminished until
the visible supply above ground, which in
1891 was 90,000,000 barrels, is now less than
10,000,000 barrels, and is falling off at the rats
of 350,000 barrels monthly, so that the mar
ket price <?f the crude product is constantly
rising. In this condition of affairs it Is cer
tain that as eoou as eastern oil men learn
definitely—what at first they will be slow to
believe—that there is a genuine high-grade
petroleum field in Montana, there will be a
ruah of capital and a development that will
add millions to the state's output of wealth.
There are in Flathead valley at least 50,000
acres which would fetch from |1,000 to $5,000
an acre if the field were located in Pennsyl
vania, West Virginia or Ohio, and this land
will command just such'prices just as soon as
the eastern oil men learri the facts concerning
the discoveries in the Kintla "district. It Is
well within^thebpupds^f moderation to say
that the Klathead niC^jJij^s capable,, under
development, of an annual output of $50,000,
--000 worth of petroleum:"At>undant fuel, plenty
of water, an easy, grade over which to pipe
to the railroad and. a formation in which fast
and cheap drilling can be done, will make
development work comparatively inexpensive.
Drill U ill Tell the Story.
An analysis of the sepage oils shows
53 per cent of illuminating oil, 18 per
cent of the lighter oils, 18 per cent lu
bricating oil and the remainder very
heavy oil.
That there is oil In the Kintla district
seems absolutely certain, but only the
drill can tell if It is there in paying
quantities. On the east side of the main
range of the Rockies ,and on the Cana
dian side of the border a man named
Aldridge and his son have for several
years dipped the petroleum from springs
and, after putting it through a crude
process of refining, have sold it in Al
berta. This oil, however, is purely a fuel
oil and has nat the valuable properties of
the Kintia product.
The seepage of the oil takes place along
the base and in the valley of the main
divide. The. formation is badly broken,
since the main rang© is an uplift. But
underlying the floor of the valley Is a
formation consisting of shales and sand
stone, dipping slightly to the north and
east, but seemingly almost horizontal, and
here the experts think the drill should
Bhow oil at a depth of from 1,500 to 2 000
Will Start This Week.
If it has not already commenced, drill-
Ing on the Butte's company's property
will start this week. This company has
built a wagon road to Kintla lake from
Beltou, on the Great Northern, and a
small sawmill outfit, a drill and other
necessary machinery were taken in more
than a month ago. After the derrick had
been erected, however, it was decided that
the boiler was not powerful enough to
haihllf the drill at any great depth. It
was expected that this would result in a
loni? delay, but the company was for
tunute enough to find a suitable boiler in
KaMsppll and this was taken in last week.
The services of an experienced driller
: from Pennsylvania hare been secured
i and. barring aci-idents, this company will
know if their property is worth anything
by next spring.
A strong company of local business men
has been organized for the purpose of
pushing development work and will send
iv a drilling outfit as soon as the snow is
deep enough for sledding. Mr. Pranci3
has organized a company in Helena and
this corporation will also send in men and
machinery for development work this
winter. Almost every man in Kalispell
who could raise the necessary funds has
one or more claims in the oil region, and
if the confident expectations of those who
are willing to risk their capital on their
judgment are realized in any ordinary de
gree, Kalispell Is likely to be second only
to Butte in a year from now, in the mat
ter of Individual wealth, so far as Mon
tana is concerned."
The Kintla country is one of great
scenic beauty, many of those who have
seen It asserting that it surpasses even
the far-famed Lake McDonald region in
that respect.
has been photographed and eastern col
leges and associations have requested thai
it be sent to them for further investiga
tion and study.
When the discovery was made several
days ago. the heart was taken directly to
Dr. Frances Dickinson, and she examined
it in company with Dr. Evans, pathological
expert of the Cook county hospital. It
was then placed in alcohol, and- since has
been regarded as the greatest curiosity of
the age among medical men.
"The needle, after having worked its
way through the animal's flesh," said Dr.
Dickinson, "entered the heart at the top
near the aoria. It evidently traveled
through the muscular part, of the heart
the entire length. to where it was found
imbedded near the bottom. The tissues
about the heart were hardened and in
crusted, showing^ that it had been stuck
there for many months. The fact that the
needle worked its way through the heart
by remaining in the muscles saved the
ox from death. It is a remarkable dis
covery, and probably the only one of the
kind on record."
Extraordinary Demonstration Near
Three Person* Killed and Forty Serl
oualy Hart—Troops Had to
Odessa, Dae. 17. —The facts of the recent
extraordinary sectarian demonstration at
Pavlovski, in the government of Kharkaff,
are now made public by the judge d'in
| struction charged with the special inquiry
1 into the case. The affair was at first
variously and erroneously described as a
politico-socialistic riot, as a labor dis
-1 turbance, and as a Stundist demonstration.
I The last of these' false statements ru
the most libelous, inasmuch as the
stundists are unquestionably the most |
peaceable, sober, industrious, and morally
well-behaved of all the non-orthodox sub
jects of the czar. In this case the riot
j era were members of a new sect calling
I themselves tho New Christians. During
; the last decade new sects are of mushroom
{ growth in this country.
Pavlovtiki is a small township in the dis
trict of Sumy. At one end of the strag
gling parish is the usual Orthodox church,
and at the other, about 2% persta' dis
tance, are the synodal chapel and schools.
On the day of the disturbance, v Sunday,
some seventy members of the new sect,
forming themselves into a procession, pro
ceeded from the more populous part of
the township towards the synodal chapel,
carrying strangely worked banners, and
crying us they went, "The new truth has
dawned!" "Christ has risen!" "Hurrah,
hurrah!" One of the young; women, robed
and crowned as the Virgin Mary, and car
rying a few months' old infant in her
arms, frequently raised the latter aloft,
proclaiming it to be the newly sent Re
deemer. Having an inkling of what was
coming, the police uriadnik had posted five
mounted gorodovios in front of the
chapel, but these were quickly surround
ed, pulled from their saddles, dis
armed, and driven off. The leader of the
sectarians, a certain Therapontofl, then
attempted to break the lock of the chapel
door. He failed. The "Virgin Mary" ap
proached and kissed him, and he again es
sayed fruitlessly to force the lock. The
woman repeated the ceremonial kiss, when
the heavy padlock appeared to fall of
itself to the ground, and their companions
vociferously proclaimed a miracle. The
sectarians then rushed in and literally
demolished the interior equipment of the
chapel and schools, afterwards desecrating
the building in an indescribable manner.
The crucifix and all the sacredi icons were
I savagely smashed, the altar overturned
and destroyed, the sacred vessels trodden
under foot, and the altar cloth vestments
rent to shreds by the hands and teeth of
the frenzied fanatics.
The procession was then, re-formed, and
started upon a similar vandal expedition
to the parish church, where divine service
was at the time- being held. An alarm
was .raised, and the district inspector of
police, who happened to be in the church,
hurriedly left, sprang into his droschky,
1 and. approaching the sectarians with his
! revolver raised, commanded them to de
sist and disperse. The inspector's car
riage was immediately overturned., the
horses cut loose from the traces, and the
inspector himself brutally beaten into an
insensible condition. The church bell, the
well-known tocsin resorted to in times of
immediate peril, was then, however, rung,
and the military from the distant bar
racks were summoned. Before the latter
arrived the orthodox populace had fought
and won a pitched battle with the sec
tarians. Three persons were killed in the
meloe and forty seriously injured. Of the
sectarians sixty-seven have been ar
rested, including twenty women. Among
the latter is the young woman who posed>
as the Virgin.
on thTgreat highway
\Yh«'ii "Kirn*' and the Lana Start
Upon Their Travels.
Kipling's "Kirn."
"They met a troop of long-haired,
strong-scented Sansis with baskets of
lizards and other unclean food on their
backs, the lean dogs sniffing at their heels.
These people kept their own side of the
road, moving at a quick, furtive jog-trot,
and all other casts gave them ample
room, for the Sansl is a deep polution.
Behind them, walking wide and stiffly
across the strong shadows, the memory
of his leg-irons still on him, strode one
newly released from jail; his full stom
ach and shiny skin to prove that the gov
ernment fed its prisoners better than
most honest men could feed themselves.
Kirn knew that walk well, and made shrill
jest of it as they passed. Then an Akali,
a wild-eyed, wild-haired Sikh devotee in
the blue-checked clothes of his faith, with
polished steel quoits glistening on the
cone of his tall blue turban, stalked past,
returning from a visit to one of the in
dependent Sikh states, where he had been
singing the ancient glories of the Khalsa
to college-trained princelings in top
boots and white-cord breeches. Kirn was
careful not to imitate that man, for tha
Akali's temper is short and his arm quick.
Here and there they met or were over
taken by the gayly dressed crowds of
whole villages turning out to some local
fair; tha women, with their babes on
their hips, walking behind the men, the
older boys prancing on sticka of sugar
cane, dragging rude brass models of loco
motives such as they sell for a half
penny, or flashing the sun into the eyes of
their betters from cheap toy mirrors. One
could see at a glance what each had
bought; and if there were any doubt it
needed only to watch the wives compar
ing, brown arm against brown arm, the
newly purchased dull glass bracelets that
come from the northwest. The merry
makers stepped slowly, calling one to the
other, and stopping to haggle with sweet
meat sellers, or to make a prayer before
one of the wayside shrines —sometimes
Hindu, sometimes Mussulman—which the
•-low caate of both creeds shared with beau
tiful Impartiality. A solid line of blue
rising and falling like the back of a cater
pillar iv haste, would swing up through
the quivering dust and trot fast to a
chorus of dull cackling. That was a song
of (hangars -the women who have taken
all the embankments of all the northern
railways under their charge—a Hat-footed,
big-boaomed, strong-limbed, blue-petti
coated elan of earth-carriers, hurrying
north on news of a job, and wasting no
time by the road. They belong to a caste
whose men do not count, and they walked
with squared elbows, swinging hips and
heads on high, as suits women who carry
heavy weights. A little later a marriage
procession would strike into the Grand
Trunk with music and shoutings, and a
smell of marigold and jasmine stronger
even than the reek of the dust. One could
see the bride's dhooly, a blur of red and
tinsel, staggering through the haze, while
the bridegroom's bewreathed pony turned
aside to snatch a mouthful from a pass
ing fodder-cart. Then Kirn Would join
the Kentish fires of good wishes and broad
jokes, wishing the couple a hundred sons
and no daughters, as the saying Is. Still
morp interesting and more to be shouted
over was when a strolling juggler with
some half-trained monkeys, or a panting,
feeble bear, or a woman who tied goats'
horns to her feet, end with theae danced
on a slack rope, set the horses to shying
ami the women to shrill, long-drawn
quavers of amazement."
jo Hntchimon via Great Northern
Railway. .
See Great Northern Ticket Agent, 300
i Wicollet Aye., Minneapolis, about train
service on Hutchinson line.
Go to Hutclilnmoa via Great Northern
■ : When you go to Hutchinson be sure to
purchase your ticket via the Great North
ern. Leaves Union Depot, Minneapolis,
5:05 p. m. daily except Sunday.
„,-.,.'- Only 11% Bonn to Omaha.
Only ll^j hours to Omaha, via 'Minne
apolis & St. Louis R. R. Buffet Library
, cars, Cafe Parlor cars. »tc. '••'
j^Tft j* Established 1882.
Thousand! of Rich, Rare and Useful Holid: Gifts —
Correct dress from Head to Foot for all ages and occupations.
Shoes — Jiippers
We are showing a very fine assortment of nobby styles in all the new patterns, and you
can easily select what you want here, and if not satisfactory they can be exchanged
after Christmas. '
In the Great, 'Busy Shoe Salesroom.
'• ■-. ." ■ ' . ' ■ ■ ' ' , . ; *;
Women's felt, hand turn, fur <Zg|| Child's best buckle arctics, PflJ
trimmed Nullifiers, Wednesday A sizes to 10>£. Wednesday.... JvC
Women's Jersey Leggings, full; length Bays' leather leggings, all we have left
or three-fourth length; $1.25 " C|Q C in our $1.50 and $2.00 grades, ft* >
values. Wednesday ...... «/O | Wednesday M.
• Women's one-strap House ft« *yCk I Boys' "Crown Prince" school JR"^
Slippers. Wednesday....... .v g»**~' \ shoes, Wednesday. £*
Women's Felt Shoes, leather soles; lace Little Men's "Never Rip" kangaroo
and congress. Wednesday, <R« rzf\ calf lace shoes, sizes to 13^, Ott %«i
per pair '. .. *1 • 3 Wednesday. ...*r^
Women's heavy kid, double ail Qfi Men's tan slippers, any style, «it| «CA
sole, Lace Shoes. Wednesday. *"I*^^ good hand turned soles, Wed %*'g'*' K'
Women's "EMPRESS" high cut skating i Men's oxblood slippers, <M 9S
shoes or heavy sole enamel,new«X 50 ' Everett style, Wednesday <4>£.^tJ
styles and patterns. Wednesday O' \ Men's Romeo Slippers,black Jg« 75
Misses' slippers, red felt, P»P or tan, French toe; Wednesday m' '
sizes to 2. Wednesday ....... /JC Men's Calf, heavy sole lace '*' $'}
Misses' school or skating shoes, yellow shoes. Wednesday „.. 4i
extension soles. For sale gil 75 Men's "EMPEROR" shoes, 18 styles-
Wednesday J| patent cat her, enamel, box calf or vici kid,
Children's heavy extension %i\ "> «5 heavy or light soles ; always CV SO
sole, kid lace shoes. Wednesday. 1* ,r the best, for H^^.^vr
IShe Plymouth Clothing House. Sijcth and JVicoJlet. ,
Rev. Howler—Look ayer, deakiu, I foun' dis ticket in yo' ovahcoat; looks kinder tu«
Deacon Fowler —Oh! detu's de numbahs ob de hymns fo' next Sunday.
The Great Illinois May Take Part in
Kdnrard't Coronation.
Chicago Record-Herald.
There are two or three battle ships in
foreign navies of larger displacement
than the Illinois, one or two not so large
have slightly greater speed, perhaps one
or two carry thicker armor and a heavier
battery, but all things considered, speed,
defensive resistance, offensive power,
maneuvering and fighting celerity, the Il
linois is easily the peer, and many think
the superior, of any ship that sails the
Taking the Illinois as the latest and
highest type of naval construction, as
the finest embodiment of science, art and
mechanics, it is Interesting to analyze
hor individuality. The land lubbers from
the prairies who visit her. who go through
her from stokehold to fighting top, leave
her with mingled sensations of pride and
astonishment. There is no other work of
man perhaps which fills man with so much
awe of himself.
Here at ]as\ he seem 9to have reached
the limit of his Ingenuity, of his power of
combinations, of his ability to harness
titanic forces, so that we may move them
into terrible action by the touching of a
button. So complex is this giant con
struction that it well nigh defies analy
sis ior description in detail.
The Illinois is simply a mammoth combi
nation of machinery. It is machine piled
on machine. The whole is as delicate as a
watch —as sturdy as a steam hammer.
One thinks of her in battle as a great or
chestrion, able to make the music of a
mighty demonstration. One thinks of the
men who fight on her, not as warriors,
not as sailors, not as men of war, but as
scientists, as artists, as mechanics.
When Captain Converse, slight of figure,
grizzled beard, ruddy skin, takes his
place on the fighting bridge of the Illinois
he will stand 35 feet above the Bur
face of the water. That is because high
power modern guns have done away with
close fighting. It is now the long range
that must be provided for and the long
range means that the ship best built for
such work, with the best guns, which are
Tjest handled, will win. That means the
more science, the greater perfection of
appliances of gunnery. It means, also,
that the Illinois, which is not merely a
floating fortress, but a floating fortress
with her guns placed on top of great,
tall steel towers, is the finest fighting ma
chine In the world. As we look at the
great ship, lying oft Old Point Comfort,
one is surprised to see her standing bo
high out of the water, a big, white, tower
like structure, apparently an easy mark
for the shots of an enemy. But this is
the explantion. She waa built high for a
The great height of both the main and
secondary batteries will enable the vessel
to be fought it any weather. In this
most important respect the Illinois is said
to be the superior of all other fighting
craft in the world.
The Illinois was not built to sink. No
other battleship In the world could sus-tain
Sfjn jh f j^\ SI Established 1882.
Bargain. Basement.
Thrifty and economical buyers will do well to visit the Plymouth Bargain Basement
' very often. All odds arid ends from our heavy sales upstairs, including small lots of de- !
sirableHats, Caps, Gloves, Mittens, Underwear, Jackets, Suits, Overcoats, Reefers, etc.,
c, are sacrificed at ridiculous low prices to clear the counter quickly. \ :,..,.
i To make the benefit as wide spread as possible, we will sell only two of a land to soy
r one customer—none at wholesale. ;>,,... , ;
$10 to $18 0w
men's Suits *5
: Last Saturday we offered men's fine suits, odds and ends from our November business
at $7.50. Of the 75 suits that remain there are some at 918, and the majority {£ pa
at $15. In order to make a complete line of sizes we have placed some of our Vk ;&
$10 and $12 in the lot which we offer in our Bargain Basement at . ...... ,- *J
■ • Also some durable Ulsters for men at only $5.
Tlymouth Clothing House. Sijcth andJVicoltet ,
so great an injury and still continue fight
ing, independent of the numerous water
tight pockets or cells, forming the coffer
dam scheme of flotation, the inner bot
tom and hold, the platforms, splinter and
berth decks are divided into between 200
and 300 water tighr compartments. She
could be shot full of holes and still stay
Each pair of engines, with an aggregate
of 10,000 horse power; able to send the
ship through the water at lift knots an
hour, is distinct and apart from the other.
The various batteries of boilers are sim
ilarly protected in stalls of the ship. The
magazine*, boilers, machinery, dynamos,
the two main engines and the eighty-nv*
auxiliary engines are all in couples or
quadruplets and protected by water-tight
separation*; In addition to the seventeen
inch thick belt of armor steel.
Without much doubt the Illinois will
take part in the ceremonies attendant
upon the coronation of King Edward and
will afterward be seen in various Euro
pean ports. She will show our friends on
the other side of the water the best the
Yankees have so far done in the con
struction of flighting ships, but not the
best they can do. It seems incredible
but greater than the Illinois are yet to
Japanese Railroad* Compel All
Traveler* to Pay.
Saturday Evening Post.
Marquis Ito, the Japanese statesman,
■aid, while in St. Paul recently, that of all
the American customs that impressed him
as peculiar the free transportation ex
tended by the railroads of this country
Beemed most odd.
"Why," said he, "should a railroad give
away tickets? Every bit of mileage to
them is the same as a piece of cloth to a
dry goods firm. In Japan every one has
to pay for his transportation. I never rode
on a Japanese railroad for nothing In my
When the marquis and party decided to
proceed east from St. Paul over the Mil
waukee line the officials of the road ex
tended to the distinguished Japanese and
his companions the courtesy of the line
and informed Mr. Ito's private seoretary
that the tickets and the private oar cost
nothing. The secretary was visibly em
barrassed and shook his head dubiously as
he left the office of the company to convey
the startling information to his master.
Shortly afterward Marquis Ito appeared
at the railroad office and insisted on pay
ing for the tickets and the use of the spec
ial car.
"I have no claim to your esteemed com
pany," said the oriental. "I should not
feel right in traveling over your most ex
cellent road without paying for the great
And so ihe Milwaukee officials were
obliged to carry the marquis and his party
over their line in the same way as If th«y
were just plain, every-day Amerioana.
If you want to buy a fine home see de
scription in our ad, page 11 this Issue.
Angus McLeod Co.

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