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FrBB th football season has
closed and winter conies spark
ling down on the coal bin
(Minneapolis is sure to turn to other
amusements than golf and there will
bt banquets and there will be after
dinner speaking and it is to assist in
ubtracting the brutality from the game
this treatise is written.
When the coffee has been served and
the cigars lighted and the waiters are
noisily trying to absorb the water
glasses and napkins so as to have less
to pick up after the fall of the curtain,
do you remember seeing a man at the
head table turn pale, fidget his program,
adjust his coat collar and smile nerv
ously to his nearest neighbor as if to
deny ^the fear that sticks out all over
his shirt front. It is the toastmaster,
president of the retail salt merchants'
association. He is new to the business,
and knows it. In a moment he will
xattle his knife against a tumbler as a
sign for attention and he will get it.
Every man in the room will scrape his
ehair on the floor, change his position,
and with eyes front will give the toast
master seven different kinds of shivers.
The toastmaster will struggle to his
feet, a wild glare in his eye, and in a
voice filled with suppressed emotion
tell everybody within six feet of him
how glad he is to see them about the
board, which is not true, as he wishes
them all in Jericho and himself home
in bed. But he will add that it is not
the province of a toastmaster to make
any extended 'remarks. "There are
able speakers on our program who will
The first man up is usually the mayor,
who welcomes the guests to our city
with incidental references to the total
output of flour, the population for the
past four decades and the lumber cut.
Other able speakers follow and as the
banquet program proceeds it becomes
evident that this one is not to be par
ticularly different from others. There
is always a man on the program who
makes a long speech where a short one
would have done much less harm. It
was to illustrate the fatal facility of
How Men of the Army View the Trouble at the
Naval AcademyBiddy Doyle, Kintuck and
the Quartermaster's Clerk Express Their
Opinions' 'Taint Meriwether that's on
Trial, It's the System."
By "SHOULDEB STRAPS."
-*M WATCHING with a good deal
o interest to see what they will
do to that naval cadet," said
Harris, the quartermaster's clerk, to
Kintuck and Biddy Doyle.
"An' phwat d' yees make av it?"
I think he's out of luck," replied
Harris. "Fist fighting has always been
done in the army and navy. It's the
same in every big boys' school in the
world. Don't you remember in 'Tom
Brown at Bubgy' how Tom licked the
big bully, alad afterward made friends
with himf Dr Arnold knew how to
run a boys' school, and Hughes knew
how to describe one. Their influence
was wholly good in every way. There
are some occasions when fist fighting is
necessary and proper. American boys
are taught at home that it is sometimes
proper to fight. I isn't in an Amefi
caW to stand being imposed on he al
ways wants to lick anybody who does
him dirt, and he teaches his boys the
same thing. I would bet a month's pay
that every officer on that courtmartial
has done the same thing. I has always
been done at both AnnapoliB and West
Point and this has always been known
to the authorities."
4. 4. 4.
"They used call it hazito', didn't
theyt" asked Johnny Green. I
thought that wuz all broke up at An
napolis an' West Point."
There's quite a difference, Johnny,''
replied Harris. "Hazing had nothing
personal in it. Every boy had to take
his share of that medicine, just the same
as every other boy, at West Point aiiA
"*Annapolis. There was no personal ill
will in it at all. I was part of the
boy's education, by which he learned
to pay proper respect to his superiors,
and to wait his turn for the privileges
belonging to older men with higher
'rankva a good thingoin everyt way. IThat was a bad mistake break i
up. The reason why it was done was
*that the public got the same mistake1)!'
idea that you have about it. Just be
cause a few bullies took undue advan
tage of fhe customs of hazing to im
"pose on lower classmen, it was pub
lished that the system was responsible,
which was not true. The cadets them
selves would have settled those bullies
in a short time, if they had been let
alone. That was Dr. Arnold's idea,
which Hughes brings out in Tom
ly Brown.' I is the right way to train
"But this is different. This sort of
%ir thing is what takes place when the old,
I^Wormal, healthy system is rooted out.
If*'It was shown on the trial that Branch
JpsTiad a personal grouch against Meri
l^wether. He threatened to cause his
*-"lclass to 'bilge' Meriwether. That
"means the same as a 'bob-tail discharge
^by the top sergeant' does to us. The
'JNipper class was to make 'life not worth
j^'Iiving' for Mr. Meriwether, and they
could do it very easily without the
notice of the officers. There was bad
blood between the two boys. When
Branch snooped about Meriwether's
room he evidently did something out
1 side of duty, for he was in* doubt about
IK* it himself, and asked a fiist cjassman,
Who told him not to report it, as it
would be considered improper and
sneaking even by the upper classmen
Who were trying to 'bilge' Meriwether.
"Cadets are sometimes required to re
port cadets in the line of duty but they
are not required to snoop around and
spy out things aU'd make reports just
to give demerits to other cadets whom
,they personally disliketo 'bilg e' the
other man, as Mr. Branch threatened 'to
do in this case. Any boy with a spark
of manhood in him would resent that
sort of thing. A clean, straightforward
fcoy would go straight to the other fel
low and tell him what he thought of it,
face to face. That is just what Meri
^ether did. If the other fellow had
been right he would have stood by his
the long winded speaker that Thomas
Lowry once told this story. It was
concerning a banquet of which Mr.
Lowry was the toastmaster. A cer
tain man arose late the evening, or
rather early in the morning, and made
a speech of forty-five minutes, to the
act, and made his report. But he chal
lenged Meriwether to fight. There was
nothing left to Meriwether but to fight.
In such a case if he had refused he
would have ruined his standing at that
school, or any other school, among the
other boys. He had to fight,-and there
was not a member of the court that
tried him that wouldn't fight under the
4. 4* 4*
"Sure, 'tis right
said Biddy Doyle.
yees are, Harris,"
"He has th' mak-
in *s av a bhoy, that Merrywithers. It's
fighters we want in th' ar-rmy an' navy
toot quitters min that defirfds their
own rights an' respicts th' rights av
"But 'tis not that way in th' news
papers. Th' rayporthers ftv th' subsi
dized press, as they call it, makes out
that Cadet Merrywithers is a blaggard
an' a ruffian. Here's the way they
see ut: 'Terribul uprisin' at th' Naval
Academy. Brutal prize fight at Ann
apolis. Noble young son av rich an'
rayspicted banker an' life insurance
man kilt by a common bhoy. Owdashus
insolence av a pore man's son who de
mands an even break an' a fair show
at th' aristogratic factory f'r Samp
sons an' Hobsons, an' objicts bem'
bilged to plaze 'is supayrior. Midship
man' Merrywithers impudently charac
terizes spyin' an' sneakin' conduct in
th' same wor-rds. Midshipman Branch
Challenges him fight, an' calls on
th' upper classmin bilge 'im. Mu
tinous an' insubordinate rebel rayfuses
be licked by 'is supayrior, or be
bilged plaze 'im. Fights back. "Oi
won't stan'd f'r ut nohow," sex 'e
"Oi cum into th' navy fight, an'
right here's where Oi begins." Witl
that 'e lands a Jawn E. Sullivan punch
the jaw, an' a Fitz-Jeffries hook
th' solar plexus demonsthrate disap
proval av th' intinshuns av Mr. Branch,
who butts 'is head agin th' floor in
fallrn*' an' dies av convolushuns av th'
brain. Merrwithers be coortmar
tialed f'r not submittin' th' 311st
.discipline av 'is supayrior, Cadet
"An' so they ordhers th' pore bhoy
thried an* some av th' officers that
sh'ud see fair play at th' academy tes
tifies that they niver saw no fightin'
in their lives, an that it's agin their
principles see any fightin' anyway.
'Kick th' pore deludhed wretch out av
th' "navy,' sez they, 'r not submittin'
whativer 'is supayrior tould 'im to.
unutterable pain of all present. Mr.
Lowry said it reminded him of a story
of the meeting of two Irishmen.
Pat said to Mike:
"Mike, what are you doing now?"
"Faith," said Mike, "I've a fine
job down at Niagara Falls.
"For the Lord's sake," replied Pat,
"is that dommed thing runnin' yet?"
There is also the man who on get
ting up by a series of hitches gets him
self behind his chair and leans upon it
in a manner which is supposed to in
spire confidence, but which really is an
evidence of great mental and physical
weakness. This man is sure to make
a number of inane statements and then
to break off his alleged flow of wit with
the remark: "But speaking serious
ly" The extraordinary thing about
his transition is that his serious re
marks are no more ponderous than his
former flow of badinage.
Minneapolis, however, has a number
of speakers who know their business
thoroly. Among these President North
rop of the university is easily at the
head. The president usually gets up
his speech after he reaches the banquet
board. He picks up previous speakers
and slams them down again and when
he has finished his preliminary remarks
his audience is in tune with him and
he finishes with some cogent sugges
tions expressed in terms of real elo
quence. The facility to think quickly
on one's feet is invaluable to an after
dinner speaker and there are few men
who excel President Northrop in this
realm. Perhaps the nearest approach
to him is William Henry Eustis, who
makes many after-dinner speeches and
seldom fails to make a number of witty
sallies, nor does he often finish a speech
without adding something of permanent
value upon his theme. He is particu-
If Branch told 'im be bilged,' sez
they, 'sure he should joomp in th'
bilge water av 'is own accord show
'is obaydience. Fighting' f'r 'is rights
is low an' disgraceful we all hould ut
so. We w'ud loop a loop, or sink a
collier with two thousan' tons av coal,
an' a flate sthamm' back Key West
undher foorced draft f'r more coal, at
any toime, kape out av a fight,' sez
they. 'Th' navy's no place f'r a fight
rn' man,' sez they 'so out wid 'im,
quick, an' forgit ut. An' th' wor-rst
av ut is they'll do ut, too.'
*j. 4. 4.
"You all means some uv them fellers
that sets in padded desk chairs w'ud
kick th' pore boy out ef they c'ud,
Biddy," said Kintuck. "They fellers
deals in marked kyards, sure enuff an'
thar ain't nothin' be said in their
favor. They're stampeded, an' they'll
down Meriwether or anybody else
save themselves from blame.
"But them fellers ain't th' Wavy.
Wainwright ain't that sort he's a
fighter. That ere Admiral McCormick
don't stand f'r no marked kyards.
He's th' sort that represents th' fight
in' navy. Why, them other fellers is
so skeered uv him that they wants
upset th' hull courtmartial system
git him off 'n th' court, coz he's ketched
5 game an' won't stated fur
nothiW but a square deal. But they
kyan't do it. Th' court won't stand]
f'r it. An' thar's a big, honest, square
deal man up th' top ez won't stand
fur it, neither. He believes a square
deal, an' he hez put up 'is own hands
"Thar's times when a man* must
fight, an' must take th' consequences
witheut squealin'. But that's no sign
it's a square deal to make a pore boy
take th' consequences uv a system what
wuz made long afore th' kid wuz born.
'Tain't Meriwether that 's on trial, by
rights it's th' system at th' Naval
Academy. Here's a classmate uv
Branch testifies that fightin' took th'
place uv hazin', aW' that th' superin
tendent hisself promised that no fight
sh'ud be investigated ef the first class
approved uv it. All th' cadets sez that
ef Meriwether hadn't fit he w"ud uv
bin ruined at Annapolis. Thar's alius
been fightin' thar an' thar ain't an
officer thar but what knows all about
it an*' approves uv th' system. Set
tlin' sich like difficulties by Queens
bury rules hez bin done thar sence long
afore these young bronchos broke into
that corral. When these cayuses wuz
halterbroke it wuz part uv their train
in'an when th' head man uv th'
school wuz a tenderfoot he don'3 th'
same. Ef none uv them fellers never
had no such accident it wuz luck, an'
nothin' else, ez saved 'em.
fr 4* 4*
I recollect when I wuz a cow
puncher out in th' bad lands, wun day
a sof handed tenderfooth with eye
glasses blows inter Jim Hanks' s'loon.
Alkali Pete an' Loco Morris wuz thar,
both loaded with forty-rod. When thev
sees this ere tenderfoot with blinkers
comin' they prepares some f'r amusin'
th' crowd. So when he comes in, so
Bhabul, an' sez 'howdy, gents', show
in' his teeth with a grin, them two bad
men 'lows they ain't goin' let no
tCn*derfoot with eyeglasses grin at-thiri
THE GENTLE MMHQFi^TER-DINNER SPEAKING
Characteristics of Some of the* Star Performers at Minneapolis'Banquets--
The Toastmaster and What Is-Expected of. Him."
By JAMES GRAY.
larly good at replying to a drive at
himself. At a banquet soon after his
defeat for governor a toastmaster made
some remark about his having borne
the cross, but not achieved the crown.
Mr. Eustis was up and at it immedi
ately with a retort that the trouble
with him was that the people had not
given him the cross. This witty allu
sion to the fact that his fellow citizens
had forgotten to give him the little
"x" after his name on the ballot set
tled the cross and crown business for
Another Minneapolitan whose retir
ing disposition gives little evidence of
wit at the banquet table is Dr. James
K. Hosmer, former city librarian but
Dr. Hosmer has made some of the high
est class after-dinner talks in the city's
history. At the dinner given in honor
of his 70th birthday, which was gotten
up largely by Judge Simpson, the lat
ter 'B abnormal length gave Dr. Hosmer
an opportunity. He was speaking
whimsically of Judge Simpson's emi
nence in the community, and remarked
that he had once met Judge Simpson
when out walking with a friend who
asked: "Who is that tall man!"
"Why, don't you know him?" replied
Dr. Hosmer. "That's our David."
"Wellj if that 's your David," replied
the friend, I should like to see your
Another speaker who is greatly
missed in Minneapolis iB the late Dr.
H. M. Simmons, pastor of the First
Unitarian church. Dr. Simmons' mind
was in tune with the literature of the
ages. At will he could call up the
most apt classical illustrations and
could garnish them with a lofty wit
of his own which made his speeches
sound uncommon. They had the ring
of literature in them. They were per-
crowd, an' orders *im dance. They
wuz shootin' into th' floor at 'is feet
make 'im git "busy, when he asks,
sorter mild like ef he c'n shed his coat
I ain't used ter exercise with my
coat on,' sez he, still grinnin'.
'Shed it durn quick then,' sez they
an' he dotra it.
"Alkali an' Loco lowers^ their guns
while th' tenderfoot wuz sheddin' his
coat, an' all uv a suddin,' this ere dood
with eyeblinkers sails inter them fel
lers with 'is fists. Durn my eyes ef he
didn't wipe up th' floor with both uv'
'em in less'n a minute. He put Loco
sleep with one on th' jaw, an*' knocks
AlkalPs gun acrost th' room. Then
when Alkali reaches f'r his other gun
this feller takes it away fr'm him an'
orders him dance, still grinnin'.
While Pete wuz dancin' th' Fisher's
Hornpipie, Tenderfoot Teddy (that's
what we calls him in them days) orders
Jim Hants fetch th' doc f'r Loco.
When th* doc comes he finds out that
all Loco needs is a drink, an' Teddy
sez, still grinnin' an' showin' his teeth:
'Will ye jine us, Mr. AlkaliV an'
Mr. Alkali jines.
"Alkali Pete is Sheriff Huteter now
an' he 'lows that ere lickin' made a
man uv him. Now s'pose Loco had
cashed in whar w'ud be th' difference
twixt th' case uv Tenderfoot Teddy an'
"Both uv 'em fit f'r their rights, ac
cordin' th' customs uv th' place.
Both uv' em wuz up agin a brace game,
an' both uv 'em called th'' turn. Loco
never squealed when he went down an'
out, nor did Alkali no more did
Bratoch. All uv 'em shook han's an'
furgot it. Mr. Branch wasn't none
blame, no more than th' other feller.
Both uv 'em fit square, an' shook han's
arter 'twas over. Them's th' rules uv
th' game, an' both uv 'em lived up
to th' rules. Th' rest uv it wuz an ac
cident, jest ex liable happen one
feller ez another. Likely ef Branch,
had bin at home cashierin' in th' bank,
or writin' life insurance, a street kyar
w'ud uv killed him. Thar's lots uv us
hez sympathy fur his folks but they
knowed what kind uv plaee it wuz afore
he went thar. We sure don't like a
quitter an' ef th' boy hadn't backed
his words with his fists thar wouldn't
bin no place in th' navy f'r him. He 'd
better be "dead an' respected than* alive
an' looked on ez a pore, squealin' quit
ter by every man in th' academy.
Them's my sentiments."
"But what will happen to Meri
wether?" asked Johnny Green.
"He will stand atrial and take his
medienae," replied Harris. "But he
will be judged by men that know him,
and know the customs of the Naval
Academy. They have been there them
selves. He had a perfect right to fight
to stay at Annapolis and he will get
a square deal from the officers of the
navy and the president."
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL. Sunday, December 3, 1905.
vaded with a learning which was in no
wise labored nor lugged in, but which
flowed freely as tho it were his natural
and individual method of expression.
Before Dr. Simmons' deafness had
grown upon him to the extent of shut
ting him almost entirely out from the
world he went out considerably and
always carried away the palm for sus
tained eloquence and classical perfec
tion of speech.
C. J. Rockwood is not known as an
after-dinner speaker, but when he does
speak he always says something. At
the last dinner of the university alumni
Mr. Eockwood presented an argument
in favor of locating the new main build
ing of the university^ where it would
not encroach upon the open space of
the campus. To locate it where he pro
posed would necessitate the tearing out
of an old heating plant and it \ad
been objected that this investment
would be thrown away. Mr. Rockwood
said it reminded him of the story of the
boy who came running to his mother,
holding up a dead cat by the tail and
shouting, "Oh, mama, see somebody
has thrown away a perfectly good cat."
The university alumni were pretty gen
erally converted to Mr. Rockwood's
plan and they will not forget in a hurry
the perfectly adapted illustration.
Adaptation of stories is a faculty
which not many men have. A story
may be good, but if it does not illus
trate it is like the cat, it is thrown
away. The man who can tell a story
well and make it clinch a point has
done something besides amuse his hear
ers. He has given them a concrete
argument for his proposition, whatever
it is, which will remain with them
after the general points have passed out
of their mind. Abraham Lincoln was
always "reminded of something" when-
NOTES FROM THE
By One of the "Vets"
How We Eat.
Soldiers' Home, Minnehaha, Dec. 1.
Not so much the quantity of food taken
as methods in eating concern health.
Altho inmates have been repeatedly
urged to "Take your time for eating,"
there is a certain rivalry at each table
mainly in sympathy with the waiter
that he should finish his job as soon
as others. This causes unhealthy haste.
Some leave their table within five min
utes of the "attack" most in ten min
utes all usually in twelve or fourteen
minutes. Slow, toothless eaters even
are back to their quarters in fifteen to
twenty minutes from the time of leav
ing for a meal.
In some homes a second signal to
"fall back" is sounded twenty minutes
from the "attack," before which time
nothing is to be removed from the
tables, and altho we all know that we
have that time if we will take it, yet
no doubt a second whistle would tend
to a more leisurely meal. There may
be scores heie with "carpenter's
teeth," a very few with good natural
teeth, but a large percentage average
from no teeth to five or six loose, worth
What do we have to eatf To say that
our food is "good" does not quite fill
the bill, and to say that it is whole
some, nutritious, well-cooked and served
in abundance, is little fairer.
Of course, with the changing seasons
our fare also changes. When the acres
of garden send their supply of lettuce,
onions and greens, we wade along the
list thru cucumbers, turnips, peas, beets,
beans to corn, cabbage, cauliflower, to
matoes and melons, which, as the wea
ther turns make a pleasant and health
ful change from the winter's diet.
Changes In the Ranks.
During the week the following were
admitted: Charles Ward, Company B,
124th Indiana infantry Patrick Mc
Laughlin, Company K, Fifth Minnesota
infantry Patrick Lyons, Company D,
Sixty-fifth Illinois volunteers. Twelve
were granted furloughs and eight were
received from furlough.
The burial service of Samuel C. Mar
tin, who died on Friday, Nov. 24, was
held in the chapel on last Sabbath
morning. The exercises were by the
home chaplain and choir and were ef
fective^especially so was the "Lights
Out" as the closing scene. A number
of relatives were present, and the in
terment was in Lakewood, where scores
of loyal dead consecrate their "acre."
DiedNov. 27, Cornelius Eugg, aged
68, of Company A, Ninth Indiana. He
came to the hospital Sept. 5, 1905. His
death was due to mitral disease of the
heart. The funeral occurred Wednes
day, Nov. 29. The service was of the
Catholi6 church, Father McDavit offici
ating. At the home he had charge of
the flowers in front of cottage No. 3,
and we all bear witness that they flour
ished in beauty under his watchful eye
and caring hand. The eyes are closed,
One of the cleverest and
nost delightful old maids that
ever lived has written her auto
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She would not be an old
maid again for a new pair of
old shoes but she's not a
grumbler and gets more con
tentment out of life than most
folksyoung, old, married, or
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ever a man made a foolish suggestion.
Instead of telling the man he was a
Sproesser Eeinbold, aged 67, of Com
pany C, Twenty-seventh Pennsylvania
infantry, died Dec. 1 of alcoholism.
The funeral will probably be held in
the chapel Sunday forenoon. He was
admitted to the home and hospital Oct.
Veterans Are Entertained.
A score of pupils from the Central
high school, under the leadership of
J. Austin Williams, scored a success be
fore a chapel Thanksgiving eve. Their
solos, choruses and readings were well
given, and the applause and frequent
encores proved they were well taken.
The audience gathered at the promised
hour. The ladies of the home were well
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fool, Lincoln would illustrate the mat
ter in a wholly impersonal way.^ Lin
coin was never but once in his lif
completely stumped. A certain pom
pons and offensive congressman came to
him and made a tirade against th*
administration policy in the war, sug
gested changes in the disposition of
armies and demanded fiscal and political
changes which would have turned the
government upside down. Lincoln
heard him thru and then with a bored
expression drawled, Congressman
meofanything." This is the fault 4
of many stories told at banquets. They
don't remind one of anything. The
subject of the speech reminded the j|
speaker of a story, but somehow when
it was told the story did not remind
the listeners of the subject of the
Thomas Lowry, who has hardly any
equal as a toastmaster at a dinner, has
the Lincoln faculty of being reminded
of something. His stories are illus
trations. Some people say he coins hi*
own wit into stories in order to make
it more impersonal. It may be so, for
wit has a faculty of making a man
enemies, while humor makes him
friends. The late David A. Secombe,
who was a leader of the Hennepin
county bar in his prime, had a mar
velous fund of dry pungent wit, but it i
is doubtful if it made him many warm
friends. For example, the man who
after making a long speech to the
court in summing up a cause, heard Se
combe say immediately in a nasal tone,
"Your honor, the issues in this case
are so plain, that I shall follow the ex
ample of my opponent and submit it
to you without argument," might have
admired Secombe, but he could not
have loved him.
The art in after-dinner speaking
seems to be to tread the dividing line
between being a clown and being a
bore. Brevity is one of the prime
requisites of the after-dinner speech, but
it is not the only one the speech
must be bright, but that is not all. I
must be philosophical, but that is not
all. It must be a little of each of these
and not too much of either.
the hands folded. Good-bye, "Boy." I represented. After the "show" Cap- I
tain Compton invited the troupe to
coffee and lunch.
Thanksgiving came with a red sunrise
and 6-below weather, and for gratitude
for mercies and blessings scattered
down, personal and nation-wide, thru
the perils of threescore and ten, com
mend me to none more sincerely grate
ful than this four hundred. We have
known dangernow so happy in safety.
We have known weariness and want
ours now is rest and plenty, and the
happiest satisfaction in the thought and
exemplification by commonwealth and
nation, of gratitude that a broad flag
waves over a solid country and that on
every sea stands for civilization,
strength and unity.
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Proprietor. 122 S. Sixth St., Minneapolis, linn.
The Minneapolis Journal Is th*
most progressive newspaper in the $
Cor.4ihAv & 4th St. So.
We Will Sell You a
15-inch Fire Pot
OLD STOVtS UKEN. EASY TERMS.
Thanksgiving over, now comes Christmas with all Its pleasant ex-
citement of what to give. May we suggest that an Oriental Rug is
ever a most charming gift it fits in with every style of decoration and
is something of which one never tires. We know that your dearest
friend Is craving another this very moment to fit into that little nook
or corner. Do not think it necessary to spend a large sum, for we
have beauties at any price$4.00 and upwards. Low prices on
suitable gift rugs deeply cut prices on all large sizes. See what we
can do for you on Rich Rugs at $1 0, $15, $20 and $25.
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