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L. C. HAYNK, Pres't. F. G. FORD, Cashier.
Capital, ?250,000.
Ifodiyidcd Profits } $110,000.
Facilities of our magnificent Now Vault
containing 410 ^afeiy-Loct Boxes. Differ
en: Sizes am offered to our patrons and
the public at $3.00 to $10.CO per annum.
PayB Intorost
on Deposits
' Cashier.
VOL. LXV. NO. 4.
iviPUL'S IV i I IT Uti
[Tue London Chronicle publishes tho po
flo not often publish poems by writers uukno
leets, appear to us to have a character Willoi
Private Smith of the Royals ; tho veldt and
ft slHtG~t)l?L;k. S li. V
fllliocks ot mud, briok-red with blood, and
a prayer-bali curse-to die.
A lung and a Mauser bullet ; pink Iroth aud
a half-choked cry.
'Private Smith or the Royals* a torrent of
freezing rain';
A bail of frost on a life half lost; despair and
a grinding pain.
And the drip-drip-drip of the heavens to
wash oat the brand of Cain.
Private Smith of the Royals, sel?-aou?diag
his funeral knell ;
A. baining throat that each gasping note
LBy E. W
East of Mount Katahdin, in the heart
of the Maine wilderness, lies a small
?nd lonely lake. Miles of rough eoun-"
try separate it from the nearest rail
road, and not even the lumberman has
disturbed its solitude or marred its
?natural beauty. On every ?ide but
one the great woods oem* down to the
water's edge, and trees which have
been reflected in this primeval mirror
?or a hundred years, at length bury
their old bones in the familiar depths,
But on the western side of the lake
is a swale, with clumps of alders and
maples,and the shore itself i's a sandy
.beach, on which, early in the morn
ing, there will be great ox-like tracks,
so fresh that . the water has not yet
filled them; and smaller hooiprint?,
like those of sheep; and other tracks
.that make one think a mau has
walked there barefoot; and still others
again-great round ones-which sug
gest that the'man hada dog with bim.
To the shore of this lake, one day
in midsummer, came Enoch. Mitchell,
?a "timber cruiser;" and rt was these
?sigaa'of moose and deer and bear and
lya'x which convinced him that be
Ould find no better place for his win
ier trapping.
By the middle of October he and
his son Joe were comfortably settled
in a tight log camp, the winter's stock
?of provisions laid in and the traps out
-a fine toward the mountain for
sable and fisher, a line for miuk and
otter along a small stream near the
'cabin, and a few-isolnted traps at like
ly places along the lake shore.
For two or three weeks nothing in
terrupted the routine of making
stretchers, "running the line," skin
ning the catch and curing
Jos did the cooking, washed . '
;,oat wood and built and
fires. '
But one day Soward the
ventoer Mitchell started t<
traps-?i tito base of the mc
a?iles ?way. The trail
than be had expected UFt
th? necessity of repairing
delayed him considerably,
?nd of the short day found
good way from camp. In
-missed his footing on the log which
spanned Eire Mile brook, aud was
plunged into the icy water to his arm
pits. He pushed on as fast as possible
after his ducking, but before he got
borne he was chilled to the marrow
and shaking like a man with the agae.
The next morning he was too stiff and
sore to leave the cabin.
'Tou'll have to look after my traps
fora day or two," he said to Joe.
""You'd better go down along the out
let this morning to the bear traps I
Bet Tuesday. The first one is right
behind a big spruce windfall. I cut
out some branches and left the log
across the trail The other one is
half a mile or so farther down the
trail, and set the same way, behind a
'.There's big holes in both of my
moccasins," said Joe, dubiously.
"Take my larigans, then. You eau
put on some extra stockings if they're
too big."
Joe started about 9 o'clock. The
"larrigans" - heavy moccasins with
legs reaching near.lv to the knee
were large enough to make four pairs
of stockings a necessity; but tho tem
perature was such that comfort would
hardly have been satisfied with less.
Some matches, a little bread and
cheese, a skinning knife and his rifle
were Joe's equipment.
It was a clear, still morning. Not
a sound broke the silence except the
crunching of the snow underfoot and
now and then the rapping of a wood
pecker; but all mound were signs of
that abundant life of the wilderness
which nature shows freely enough to
her intimates. Tho sn w was criss
crossed with tracks. Here a rabbit
had jumped, there a fox had nosed
about under the young Bpruces. Mice
and squirrels and partridges had
worked their intricate and lacelike
pattern on the snowy fabric, and once
Joe saw where a caribou had come up
from the bog on oue side aud crossed
the ridge to the larger bog on the
But these were everyday matters,
and the boy noticed nothing which he
considered worth much attention
until he reached the spruce windfall
behind* which tbe first bear trap had
been set. When be looked -through
the opeuing his father had cut in the
branches his pulse leaped. The earth
and dead leaves on the other side were
plowed up and ground into the snow,
branches were broken off, a stump
had been thrashed to pieces and scat
tered about,and a broad trail led away
down the old "tote road," which of
fered the path of least resistance.
The trap, according to the usual
practice, had been chained to a clog
seven or eight inches iu diameter and
as many feet in length, cut from a
green tree, with the branches lopped
off a foot or so from the trunk; and as
Joe followed the trail almost on a mr,
he gathered a new sense of the
strength of the game he was pursuing.
When the bear had found he could
not fr?r* himself, he had started on the
jump, and in several places ihe clog
had been lifted entirely free of the
ground and jerked bodily through the
air. ' In a little while, however, the
pace and the weight had begun to tell,
and the bear bad settled down to a
walk. The clog had caught once or
twice, but each time he had thrashed
around till be had freed it.
With his eyes fixed on the trail, Joe
pushed rapidly ahead till he found his
um. that follows with this explanation : "We
wrn to us, but theje lines, ia spite of somo d?
i promises distinction tor th?ir author."]
serapes like a broken shell-.
A thirst like a red-bet Prca and a tongae
likea.p?rt*fcof hell.
PWvato Smith of the Royals ; the blush of a
dawning day.
The fading mist that the sun has kissed
and over the hills away
The blest Red Cross Ilk* feft 'angel in the
trail of the ?ec wfe'? slay.
But Pri vat's Smith of the Royals gazed up at
thr> soft blue sky
The rose tinted morn like a babe new born
" und tl:e Bweet-songed birds on high- ,.
With a fleck of red on his pallid lip and a flint
of white on his eve.
M -Herbert Cadetfc.
r. Frentz. J
pathway blocked by a fallen tree-. A
branch or two had been broken out in
the centre, as if S'orne one had forced
a passage, and instead of stopping to
go around, Joe threw his leg over the
trunk, squeezed his body through the
opening and dropped on. the other
The instant ni?. foot touched tTh'o
ground there was a harsh rasping of
steel, a vicious snap, and something
seized n?3 leg with such ? crushing
! grip that he screamed with the pain
i of it. The shock was so sudden that
he fell flat on his face, while his rifle
went flying through the air and stuck,
muzzle down, in a clump of bushes.
In his eagerness to come up with
the bear, Joe had forgotten about the
second trap, set behind the fallen
hemlock, and had stepped squarely
into it.
As he fell,the quick rattle of a chain
and an angry growl sounded in his
ear, and the bear he h?d be?n pur-,
suing rose, huge and hairy and black,
froin the tangled mass of the tree top,
hardly six feet away.
The trap which had caught the be?r
was fast to one of his hind legs. He
! had succeeded in forcing his way
! under the fallen hemlock.bat the clog
? had caught. The harder he had
pulled, the tighter it had wedged it
self, and the sharp teeth of the trap,
working deeper into the flesh with
every effort he made to extricate him
self, had goaded him to fury.
The growl and the rattle of the
chain so near at hand galvanized Joe
into action. With a movement half
involuntary itt its suddenness, he
threw-himself backward as far from
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perience anu u ouung lever in order
to free himself. The clog lay in a
little hollow. The water had settled
around it, had frozen, and now held
it immovable.
Joe kicked it with his free foot, but
^without effect. Every time he made
a motion the bear jumped toward him,
but the trap ou the brute's leg brought
him up sharply each time, and there
he stood, snarling like au angry dog,
his wicked little eyes bloodshot and
shining like beads.
When the boy recovered a little
from his first fright he began to think.
So long as 'the clog which held the
bear remained wedged in the branches
of the hemlock the creature could not
quite reach him. On the other hand,
eo long as the clog which hold Joe re
mained bedded in the ice, he could
not get away from the bear.
' The pain from the trap was growing
more severe, so that he could hardly
keep from crying out. Nothing but
the heavy lanigans and the provi
dential four pairs of stockings had
savad him from a broken leg. His
rifle, which would have settled the
matter very quickly, lay hopelessly
out of reach, and there WHS,of course,
the possibility that the clog which
held the bear might be jerked loose at
any moment.
Joe drew his knife from its sheath,
and with his eye on the bear began to
hack at the ice" around the clog. It
was slow work. The sound, or the
motion of Joe's arm, seemed to irri
tate the beast still further, and every
few minutes he would htirl himself
forward, and of course Joe would stop
hacking and spring up, half involun
tarily, with his weapon raised to meet
the rusk Then, when the danger
seemed over for the moment, the
steady "chuck, chuck,." of the knife
in the ice would begin again.
At the end of an hour Joe had
worked as near to tho bear as he
dared to, and a third of the- clog still
remained fast. To cut out any
more, he would have to work be
tween the beast's paws.
The boy drew away ss far as the
chain would permit and sat down on
the clog to think. As he did so, some
thing fell out of his pocket and rattled
down with a metallic ring on the ice.
It was oue of those little match boxes
which woodsmen make by stopping
the end of an empty 45-calibre cartridge
shell with one of 44 calibre. Joe
grabbed it. 4?Why didn't I think of
that au hour ago!" he cried.
Tn a few minutes he had broken and
cut a pile of branches from the hem
lock windfall and gathered all the dry
wood he could reach. At the touch
of a match it leaped into f imo,and he
added larger and larger ?ticks until
the fire burned with coi .dence and
As soon as the blaze shot up the
bear drew back. With a stick Joe
pushed the burning brnsh nearer to
him, forcing him to shrink back still
farther. ? Then he piled on more fuel
and watched the flames devour it, in
the certainty that the bear would not
charge upon him while the fire burned
between them, and that the heat was
slowly thawing out the clog. For
half an hour he fed the flames with
every combustible thing he could
reach. Then he crawled to the other
end of the clog and lifted with ali his
might. . It came np with a sharp
I crack. Joe took hold pf tho chain
with bis liandB to ease the pull of tho
trap on his leg? and slowly hitched
himself along till lie could r&abii his
Ho drew a long, deep breath aim
sat a moment with the rifle in his
hands, quietly watching the. bear,
Then he carefully wiped Jb^B stfow^oni
the muzzle.?rawi^d out ? little farther
?oowV?3f??> wjjere the smoke of th 8
nre could not interfere with his aim,
ar;? slowly drew a lead just under one1
of those little black eyes. The roar
of the rifle echoed wide through the
woods, and the hairy-black . masB tot
tered a moment and sfettl?d ?bwii id
ita tracks withbuU BJMO..,
Th,ferfc ftjaS- now nothing more to
|ear ?rom the bear, but Joe had still
to free himself.from the trap, which
by this time was causing him almost
intolerable agony. He hitched him
self along to a young birch tree and
laboriously cut from it a section for a
lever. He crawled to the butt of tho
fallen hemlock, nud using it for a ful
crum, tried, without succ?s&i, l?
forc? down the springs ?abugh t? op?ii
the jaws-.,
He next got more wood,replenished
the fire and held the end of the trap
in the flames till the cuv^e of the
spring was red-hot. Then he ham
mered it nearly flat with the butt of
Iiis rifle'. Turning the other end to
Vhe fire, he heated and hammered
that iii the same way, but even then
the jaws would not let go.
When both these plans had failed,
Joe stopped and looked the trap over
carefully. As he turned it bottom
np, he noticed the nuts which held
the springs to the jaws, and he re
membered that his father always car
ried a small wrench for just auch an
emergency as he was now facing. Joe
had no wrench, but he had something
which might serve the purpose.
Turning his foot till the bottom of
the trap was exposed;, h? held the
muzzle Of his rifle almost against the
hut ?nd fired. He threw another
cartridge into the chamber and fired ?
second shot and then still anotL.br.
This time the nut and the end of the
bolt were cut cleanly off. Tho bed of
the trap dropped from the jaws, and
Jbe stood again on his two legs, ner
vous and sore and tired, but free.
"I didn't stop to skin the bear,"
said Joe, when he told me the story.
"It took me nearly two hours to
hobble into camp, and it was only
three miles. But dad went down
after the pelt next day. It was all
extra good one, and we got $30 for
Then he added, with a grin, "Dad
made me pay for the trap-, though,and
the lanigans. I burnt a hole in them.
Said it might teach me to be more
careful next time."-Youth's Com
.... . -, .
lone only the tower was left standing.
On the summit of this a seed, prob
ably carried there by a bird, began to
grow. For several years the tree
flourished, but eventually was removed
to secure the safety of the tower.
The Washington police have re
ceived a letter from a mau of the name
of C. T. Ulmann of Oakland, Cal.,
informing them that his name is on
the United States treasury notes of the
series of 1880, aud that he wants tho
police to find ont the responsible
person-and have him punished. The
writer says the name is printed in in
visible ink and eau only be seen by
using a lighted caudle. He ia positive
that he is the man alluded to on the
treasury notes, because he is the only
man on earth who is named Ulmann.
He says he never was in the United
States treasury in his life, and has no
idea why this unauthorized use of his
name should have been made.
The biggest egg in the world-that
of the aepyornis maximus, an extinct '
bird known by Marco Polo as the reek
-sold at auction for ?210 in London
recently. Madagascar is the only
place where these eggs are found.
Although the capacity of the egg is
equal to six of those of, the ostrich,
the bird itself, a skeleton of which is ?
to be seen at the British Museum, is
not phenomenally large, though very
thick and heavy. Only some twenty
specimens of the egg, which meas
ures more than a foot in length and
nearly a yard in circumference, are
known to be in existence, so it is
rarer than the ogg of the great auk.
However, it did notfetoh anything like
the sum paid for the latter curiosity.
When the auk's egg last came on the
market it realized ?2100
A party has been organized at Ked
Bud, 111., to explore the recently dis
covered cave in what is known as the
Sink Hole district. The cave was
found accidentally by hunters in pur
suit of wild game. Its entrauce is
readied by passing down a rocky
ravine, but to get to the bottom of the
cave a rope ladder must be used, as
the distance is about thirty feet. The
cave so far has been exi>lored about
five miles, aud it is found to contain
a succession of wonderful avenues,
chambers, lake?, domes and other
marvels. There is also a running
Btream of water passing through the
cave, which is alive with blind fish.
Several were caught and placed on ex
hibition here, but only lived a few
days. The s eletons of several wild
animals were found near the entrance
to the cave, presumably those of the
b?ar or wolf, a class of animals now
extinct in that part of the state.
Hiter the Air.
Where it is desired to 'avoid black
specks in paper made in the smoke
laden atmosphere of a manufacturing
district, the only effective remedy is
the filtration ot* the air through a
woven fabric of fine texture. At
Schering's works, in Berlin, ,where
photographic*, sensitized paper and
plates ai e made, a circulation of air
is. maintained by drawing in ait
through cloth filters and expelling tho
same through ]30werful ventilators iu
the roof.
OUR M?L?E^ i
Their Importance in th
Mountain )
Mer* time ?rie bl tile firitisk mSiiiiPj
lair) batteries goes into action in- the
Sou-h African war attention is direct
ed to a humble warrior froni the
United States, the mule, that is doing
far more important work than he'gets,
credit for, and without whioh the'
English would lind it exceedingly dif
ficult to make the contemplated
changes on the map.
The Marquis of Lansdowne), Beere?-, i
tary bf State for Wo?j says th?t t?l???
Government ha? botight 15;00dmules;?
to carry troops and supplies' from the;
coast tb. the scene bf wari Of thes?;
8000 or 0000 were bought in .the^
United States and several thousand of
them aro already in active service*
The rest are already on the way frena/
New Orleans and Chatleston.
remainder came from Italy and from?
Spain, and thus we see the Spanish
and Amer'eau mule laboring side by?|
side against a common foe.
On general principles we may sup-j
pose that it was the Spanish variety-]
of mule which was directly responsi-ji
hie for the great calamity at Nichol'-V
son's Nek, causing the capture of 1500
1 "
''T .
IT.:?; fj
up to diiiu tue untisn war (^fSce
has bought and paid fur mules \torth
(Loading mules at New Orleans on tho At
lantic transport Prah for shipment to
Capo Colony and the Transvaal.)
about $1,500,000. The latest mule
quotation is $100 a beast. The mar
ket is firm and no difficulty whatever
has been found by tho Government in
getting all the mule help they want.
In buying the American mules- the
British officers have been careful, as
far as possible, to get those tbat have
been trained. This word "trained"
suggests a possible mule curriculum,
but it means merely those who have
been in harness and done a hit of
knocking about already.
These new mules are to be used
only for transportation purposes
that is, for hauling the long "Cape,
wagons" ten or twelve mules to each
-and none o? them is destined to
carry packs, the fojmer funotion of
tho mule in war. None of the new.
recruits will be pressed into service
as members of mounted batteries,
either, for there are two mule com
panies that have been accustomed for
years to act as flesh-aud-blood gun
carriages at the Cape. These last ani
mals served their apprenticeship at i
"'HE BREErCf-f OF Tf-?? GUH ,
the Governmont"barracks at Newport
and have become used to the smell of'
powder, and are entirely blase about
having small cannons ou their baoks.
The composition of a mountain bani
tory and the accoutrements of a mule
on a march may prove of interest.
There are six guns in a mountain
battery called screw guns. They tire
a projectile weighing aboafc eight
e Makeup of a British
mm and M.. various descriptions^
iz., ring shell; ih'.rnpnei,' star and
?ase shot. The charge is. ?'ii? pound
ind ten ounces of powder." . .
\ Batteries are composed of British
runners and are commanded by a Ma
or of the Boyal Artillery. They are
iivided into three sections, cnlled
?ight, centre and left, each commanded
by a subaltern, and containing two
liviaions commanded by a sergeant.
i ??'?-c?ivision is a gun with all its at
:eh,dant ine?? mules and equipment,
. A medical officer' t?? th? ?mpfe?ial
Medical Service is attached td each
"The gunner establishment consists
)f one sergeant major, one quarter
master sergeant, six gun sergeants,
?x corporals and eighty-eight gun
ners, with two trumpeters. In the
Iriver establishment there are three
inver sergeants, six driver corporals,
ane ht?ndred and thirty-eight drivers
[with twelve extra men enlisted for
service), one farrier and one shoeing
?mith. There are five ponies for of
ficers and trumpeters and one hundred
ind thirty-eight gun mules-that is,
(ir hz . .: rr
first lino consists ot the pioneers, nrst
gun line and first and second ammuni
tion mules; the remainder are the re
lief line.
Besides these, there are seventy
two baggage mules always with the
battery (made up to one hundred and
thirty-eight for service), with an es
tablishment of three minor officers
aud twenty-six muleteers, and, in ad
dition to all, the usual followers of a
corps, with carpenters, smiths and
saddlers thrown in.
The pioneer mule generally leads
tue battery over difficult ground, ac
companied by any spare gunners
there may be, who clear any obstacles
which would impede the progress of
the battery. His load is about 320
pounds. The wheel follows him,
carrying also the elevating gear be
tween the wheels on top of ibo saddle.
Tho load is about 280 pounds. Then
the axle, with a case shot'box and
small storo bo::; the load is about 313
pounds. Following him the three top
loads, carriage, breech and chase,each
load teing about 290 pounds. Being
lop loads they necessitate tight girth
ing. Behind them come the first and
second ammunition mules, carrying
sixteen rounds each, and an average
load of about370 pouuds. These loads
are given in round numbers, and in
clude every strap.
The mules to carry these loads are
necessarily fine animals, and cost
about ?150 each. They are of various
breeds, country bred chiefly, but
Italian, Persian, Afghan and Capo
mules are found in nearly every bat
tery. They should bo about thirteen
hands high, or a little over, and their
girth must always be good; this is far
more important than height for a bat
tery mule. The big mules are often
not so useful, and always cause more
work for the gunners to load, espec
ially on a hillside.
The mule has many advantages
over the horse in the present cam
paign in South Africa especially, be
cause he has the reputation of being
able to hang on to a precipitous path-,
way by his ours where a horse could
not be made to venture with auy
amovnfc of urging. Except in moun
tain climbing, he carries ordinarily
about about 100 pounds, although, if
well fed, he sometimes can take 300
pounds. He not only is much freer
from disease than the horse, but his
kin is BO much thicker that Ihe pes
ifetoua tropical bug cannot make lifo
?O much of a burden for him. Be
tides* be isn't half so fussy as a'horse
ibttixf what he eats or drinks. His
is?al f ?ticW?r in South Africa are ten
pounds 6f gr,airi pi twenty pounds of
3at hay, with' half ?? S??ee of xock
?alt; that, however, is when timee
ire good, and if he has td #ork along j
Dn short rations he ?a as ctye?rftr? tjtia
contented about it as possible: Pri?
blinkers on him, and have a white I
mare to lead the procession, and he
will go anywhere.
Hailed From a Rapid Town.
"One of the funniest experiences in
gs. a -.."
tuo nouse. 1 .irent io another house
and registered from Brooklyn and the
next day I appeared in the paper
from New York. I showed it to the
clerk and he said he cbenged my
place of residence on the book be
cause nobody ever registered from
"I told the man ho need have no
fear of having the incident repeated
in our place provided he wanted to
write the name. He said he would
think about it and asked to be shown
his room, so'I saw no inore of him un
til late in the night. He then asked
me if J had au atlas. He studied it
minutely for a few minutes, measured
distances with two hands like a far
mer, and thea he called me and
pointed out the name of a town. I
asked him if tbat was his.
" 'It is the name all right,' he re
plied, 'but I don't kuow whether the
town is still there. It is the boom
in'est town you ever see, and when I
left it was growin' so-fast that the
farmers in the adjoining State were
burnin' their fences to keep the town j
from growin' right over 'em.'
"That's what I call home enthu
siasm. I never knew a Chicago mau
who could beat that."-New York
Parcel Trick Kevlred.
The old trick of calling for a pack
age just delivered has made its annual
appearance iu the residence districts
ot' New York City. A well-known firm
has been informed that after ene of
its wagons had delivered a parcel at
the house of a patron yesterday, a mau
came hurriedly up to the door and
asked the maid to hand him back the
package, as a mistake had been made.
The mau was very persistent, and said
that the parcel intended for her mis
tress bad been delivered elsewhere,
and would be promptly called for
when this one was returned. The
maid, however, replied that she would
not give up the package without an
order. Tbe man promised to bring
au order, but of course was not heard
from again.
"With the hundreds of delivery
wagons running all over the city, it is
difficult to trap these swindlers. The
be^t way to avoid trouble is to caution
servants not to deliver any articles or
packages on verbal orders.-New York
Mail and Express.
Caused Thom to Hastily Retreat.
Au extraordinary accident occurred
to a trolley car at Sing Sing, N. Y.,
recently, which recalls Robert Louis
Stevenson's "Dynamiter,"an which a
man carrying a box of dynamite is
jostled by a woman so as to cause tho
explosive to fail, though it does not
explode. lu the present instance a
ton of dynamite was ou a wagon when
it was struck by a trolley car. Awheel
was taken off the wagon and the
vchiole was turned over. The driver
of tho wagon fell back in a half faint,
and bo kuew it would be useless to
run, oven if he had not been paralyzed
with fear. The motorman was also so
frightened for a.moment that hecould
not back away from the wreck. One
of the passengers yelled, "Dyna
mite!" and they all beat a precipitate
retreat, and tbere was little curiosity
evinced when a new wagon was ob
tained aud the dynamite was trans
Tbere are 4200 species of plants
used for commercial purposes. Of
these, 420 are used for perfume.
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Quarts of The Celebrated Old
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Expressage Paid (To any point in U. S. East of Denver). Secure
ly packed without marks indicating contents.
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will arrange to secure paints for any of his subscribers, who would like
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L. P.PETTgjOH/N, Proprietor.
First Class in Every ^Respect..
Larger sample rooms, more front rooms, and more first
floor rooms than any hotel in the city. Trains pass
Broad street two doors from Hotel entrance. '
European Plan, Rooms 50 and 75 Cents Per Day.
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Manufacturers of
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Lime, Cement Plaster, Hair, Fire
Brick, Fire Clay, Ready Roof
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Write Us For Prices. -^
Furniture and Household Goods,
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