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BY ILLINOIS CITIZENS
Systematic Investigation of Comparative Values Proves of Great Benefit to Consuming Public. $10,000 Worth of Mail-order Merchandise Goes on the Dissecting Table. •>— . ------- —- ---------------------------- — (By David Powell) In tlie district tributary to the city referred to at tlie close of ray article published last week crops had been good and prices high for two or three years and the farmers who had hum bly begged accontinodations in the \vay of credit, and in many cases, cash, during tlie preceding hard times, now found themselves out of debt with an abundant supply of ready money they were dying to spend. The big mail-order concerns who keep watchful eyes on every lit tle nook and cranny of the country, and are always the first to take ad vantage of favorable trade conditions, lost no time in getting their well oiled machinery in motion. Soon after the first good crop had been harvested and sold, they began their campaign of catalogue advertising and every jiiail brought hundreds of appeals to the citizens of the town and country to: "Ctit out the middle man," "Save money." "Buy direct from the fac tory," and countless other phrases of a similar nature. It. "took," and took good. The seductive influence of the beautiful'illustrations, and the well chosen word* of the silent salesman Boon had tins' merchants of the town ai their wits' end as how to combat this insiduoiiK influence that seemed each day to be gaining a firmer hold On the pursestrings of their former patrons. Citizen* and Merchants Join Forces. ' The fate of this little city would Very probably have been that of countless others had it not so hap pened that three or four of its mer chants were genuine liv refused to admit defeat, and were dfeBp and broad enough to realize that I new condition existed that had to be met in a new way. ''They organized some two hundred ot their .most progressive citizens into 6. Trade-at-Honie league, the purpose of which was to establish a bureau of comparative investigation for the use and benefit of the consumers liv tng within tlie city's trade zone. Al though every member was an enthusi astic booster and helped in every way possible, (he active work was done! liy a committee of ten representative business men, who took several months to get tilings in readiness for the curtain to raise on tills pioneer drama of commercial art, but when that time came, they had demonstrat ed beyond a doubt tlie fundamental soundness of the theory upon which their labors were based. wires who | Purchase Mail-Order Goods For Consumption. 'A catalogue from each of the three riiail-order houses doing the hulk of tlie business in that territory hud ,,, been taken and carefully gone, i through, page by page, and lrom every line of merchandise was chosen trom one to a dozen articles that, as. near as could he determined by theL„ illustrations and descriptions, seemed I b ? of ab ° ut Ulfi f lm ; " ua,lt y aa l ahnilar articles can- od by the local!,, merchants. When the list was com pleled they began buying these arti cles from the catalogue house? through the medium oi their friends, their wives, and their clerks, and as they came in were taken to the dis play rooms and there carefully ana lyzed both as to quality and work manship. Slioes were sawed in half, furniturd taken apart, mattresses ripped ppfeti and in fact every article was ttjorhhghly dissected. To each article' was 7 then attached' a card 1 allowing the result of the investiga-' tlon, dwelling in detail on every es sentiat feature of construction and ! material. Tlie card also Bail the catalogue illustration and description attached showing tho net cost of the article delivered there. Exhibited by . the side of this was one of as near the'j same quality and Btyle as could be 1 fbuild in a local store, which the attached card giving the same in formation for comparison as was ehown on tlie other. Prepare Impartial Exhibit. Tlie committee in charge of the work was absolutely impartial in pre paring' tlie exhibit, as it was early de cided that for the work to aecom pliah permanent results it would be foliy to do otherwise, so much mail LiLder articles as had the best ot tlie argument (and there were many of tbpin) were just as prominently ex ploited as those which favored the jjrpipe merchant. . . The means they used to get the farmers interested in tlie e.xliihit was Pijt- only very effective hut in itself Was of great and lasting benefit to them. The committee arranged a course, of semi-weekly lectures on topics of live interest to every jtgrcuar in the district by men of na tional reputation in their respective Upes. One day it would he corn cul ture.'the next. hogs, then cattle, and «o on till every subject had been treated from every viewpoint. These lectures were given in the exhibit rooms every Wednesday and Satur day afternoons and after it was fin Idled light refreshments were served, *rhe committee then took the visitors both quality and workmanship to tlie Similar article purchased from the mail-ordter house, and (2) tlie total tost of all the goods exhibited by the local dealers, figured at the regular; retail selling price, was eleven and one-tenth per cent less than tlie total cost of all the goods purchased from tlie catalogue houses. To these two primary tacts was probably due tlie wonderful success of their campaign in hand and invited their attention to the exhibits. Tlie whole purpose ot the campaign was to gei ih, eonsum er to educate himself. Significant Facts Convince Consumer, j Literature was handed them to aid j , i their stuo.v oi tne exliilii* in which j was given an unbiased summary of I tlie results obtained and tlie facts es- I tablished by the investigation. Space j forbids quoting it in full hut some of | the highly interesting facts that were shown are too pertinent to be omitted. | The most significant being: f 1)' Every article secured from thej„ home merchant was far superior in ; The campaign lasted eight months ; and I was told that a careful check j of the results obtained tended to show ; tliat over four hundred confirmed , mail-order buyers in the community i had convinced themselves of the finan-1 cinl wisdom of home patronage and ! had permanently abandoned the prac-i tiee of catalogue buying. Tlie bush ; ness that wns thus diverted from the I mail-order houses was approximately | SO per cent of the total amount for merly lost to the community. Figures were also given to show that although twenty five and three-1 tenths per cent of the number of ar ticles purchased from tlie mail-order houses were cheaper than tlie same articles could he purchased at home families at $200 a very low figure - pnlgn will he article, only twelve and one-half per cent of j such articles (a trifle over three per! cent of the entire number purchased) j showed a saving of more than ten per cent.. It was also proven that in the J mail-order lines showing this appnr out advantage, tlie quality and work I mnnship were greatly inferior, and j clpcrPAKod in Hip snnifl nmnnrtinn mm I decreased in the same proportion as the difference in price increased. Hundreds Quit 'Mail-Order Buying. Estimating the average yearly pur | chasing power of those four hundred shows the total amount of restored business to be $80,000. The gross profit on that volume of business, fig ured at 30 per cent, would amount to $24,000 annually—$2,000 per month. A tidy little sum to he . distributed around every month for wages, rent, doctor hills, lawyer fees,, taxes, etc., in a town of 6,000 inhabitants. A description of the intensely dra ma tie climax of this interesting cam given in my following Copyright 191Q. 0'HERN AND CUMMINGS BOX FAST EIGHT-BOUND DRAW DENTON ATHLETIC CLUB PUTS ON EXHIBITION THAT PLEASES. M'CANN WINS. For a second time within six weeks. Faddy O'Horn of Lewistown and Dan iny Cummings of Butte, two classy i:; i lt weights, went eight fast rounds ., druw . Tho bollt at Denton was aU)nR tb( , ord ,. r of tbe olle at K „ w , 8tmvn r „ CRMtlv . Neltber bov had v nmrk ,. d advantage at anv stage tlK , Kt . wbil . b WHS fast , and Slowed lots of clever work bv both K Tb( , Uoxeni werc Kreet0 <l hv ■, „ au(li ence, about one-fourtl. of j I i j ' | i ' j ; lit j those present being ladies. The fair i sex seemed to enjoy the exhibitions, i In tlie first, preliminary tlie offering w:.s most unique. Tommy and Tum my Mustard, twin brothers, who proved to l>e the lightest fly weights ! ever seen in action in the state, put : on three rounds of good entertain- '• nielli. flic semi-windup was a good one. j McCann, of this clly won from , V< T ol Moore 111 ,,le tip cond r*',". ,. w "'V, , alH ' 1 ' a niarkc, J ?' 'fnvnr '° U " ilH Ktoppetl T hr> first r iTinri r a n.t .. t, 1^1,, ' i , , wv : ! b ,'rmi t, n."!i i „ , almi8 l ' i,j 8aconfl j l,1 '' l e;ld for timc° wifeiC^'Mickev* ••»••?»» i ' J heavy artillery was brought out when-' ever the opportunity presented itself, | hard right flush to the jaw. Tliere wer plenty of light taps by both boys and lots of fancy stuff. However, the and tlie go was flashy on frequent occasions. It was a close contest all the way. Cummings was more aggros swung i I ^ O'Henv as usual, proved th" better long-range boxer, and land eu more blows. However, it was so ''ven that no other decision would have suited the fans. ,A very slippery ring, with loose ropes, handicapped tlie boys somewhat. Morris Davis was referee and three judges gave tlie de ci: ion, Messrs. Wheir, Brown and Jen kins. Tlie Denton Athletic club put the show on in fine shape and received! compliments on every hand. i PRESIDENT DECIDES NOT TO CALL AN EXTRA SESSION OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON, Oct. 4.—President Wilson practically lias decided not to call a special session of the senate before the meeting of Congress in regular session. Although he is de sirous of having tlie senate's rules . i amended so as to give the majority ! power to limit debate, lie is under-1 stood to have become convinced that;l : it is bet ter not to call tlie senate to gt ther at this time, Some of the president's advisers still believe the special session should called. M-.in street h : ti, in Hie - O PUTTING UP WALL. Austin W. Warr is having built along tlie rear of his residence on i brick wall, seven feet hi English design, which will he quite ornamental. IldU I I U I I I VAUDEVILLE SEER'S PREDICTION TO THIS EFFECT MAY BE NO STAGE JOKE. BASKETBALL PROSPECTS ARE GOOD Of course it is far too early to: pick the state champions among the j high schools of Montana in basket-j , hall events during the coming sea- i ■ son. Basketball is not seasonable I j talk just now when Interest centers I j in ***•»?«- ?.f 00 ' 1 i over, the Billings Journal- Tribune i j <, |)ort writer devotes considerable I -pace lo the prediction made by a I vaudeville seer who was recently in j |, e wistown. It may he stated right | now that the predictioh may P ruvc ' (lo be niore Uiall a H tage joke. Lewis j | (own b j Rb bas practically the on-1 team of last year for a nucleus' n which to build'its luiske'i ali h ; tliia season. Last year tlie hoys went ; to tb e semi-finals and lost only to j Missoula high, in a hard luck game, ; |,- crK „ B was the dark horse and de , foated the crack Billings team, tak i inR ntird ra nk. So keep your eve on | || IP Fergus high basketball team tliisj ! V( , ar Following is the stow from .n,, Billings newspaper: ; ••who will win tlie Montana state; I interscholastlc basketball | tills season?' liampion-' I Don't answer all at once. Billings? Vo. Nor Helena, nor Missoula. Butte" Wrong again. What team? j lIH t hold the ponies a minute, there's Well,: little "story ''aUaehed"'to" tlie' nue s : j J 1 i lien and brings out an answer. Of course it's a shame, even before I lie seasons opens, to cripple the hopes of Billings fans and of the team, bllt tbe truth must lie known, At Lewistown several weeks ago t jthere came as a part of a vaudeville! troupe a man endowed, so he said,!. with a gift to look into the past, pres- i ,»„t and future. His long suit was j f r recasting. He managed to get by oaumi ulmnn in rli tr«rinrr mi unmo ! aid of books, newspaper files, etc. j ....... . _____ ! were several ! n grand shape in digging up some m-st history of Lewistown through 'll and so his ability as a prophet was to he tested. Tlie big night came when lie was to allow the audience to ask him six ouertions. There were several hun-1 dred people at tlie showshop, and melt had a half dozen queries to put to tlie prophet. An athlete from Fer gus high managed to squeeze in be fore the sixth, and handed the seer tlie following: "Who will win tlie Montana scholastic basketball cham pionship the coming season?" Here was a real question. Every ore in the packed house was intcr erled. Basketball is a regular sport at the Fergus town, and attention was Belli while the question was put ; and an answer awaited. \ Several members of tlie Lewistown! team were present. It seemed harsh to kill their hopes, lint wait I Arranging the blindfold before his! eyes, tlie seer gave several minutes i to careful study. Finally he emitted ■ 9 word. No guessing now. He made ; CTSSr&.lff.SS with a thrill. It was Lewistown. The | crowd went wild. So hopes may as well vanish for any other team. Anyway, there will i he a tournament. If this seer person manages to Bit i lit off right, just imagine him play-j :ing a return engagement at Lewis-; town and those packed houses. ----------- ! In regard to a personal Investiga t ion of I lie possibilities of bungalow ; g.tea on"Grvslal lake ami the approach ; thereto. Forest Supervisor Scott Lea-! vitt lias written to Mr. O. F. Wasman idorff along the following lines: " T,u ' slmrc was traversed and: a tentative plan for summer residence ' sites outlined, and the proposed road nmp was cg.-elully gone over liy Mr. ; Lcavitt a "d several others. As to the; not he seen from the Bill liv Crystal lake, from which point it was viewed last spring. To actually build an au- ; | omobi . l( ' road would require the lutnd require an average of $2,500 to $3,000 ; per nule, as thorough ditching and cul road TOU t< 5 , Mr. Leavitt states that there is a great deal of this which can a great deal of material, most-, k and stone, which would make; ly rock hitrdwork necessary. To make a ten twelve loot grade would probably 1,c prohibitive. a «tag«* coach at the Montana ranch with a construction of a mile or so of ! verts also would be necessary. The lo-1 cation otters a very good grade, how-ion ever, and tlie whole question, accord big to the writer, appears to be of! whether or not the expense of the road I j "It appears to me," he suggests, that probably the most feasible ot ■ til the propositions would he to have i upper end of the lake. On the flat there, a great manv more sites can be Placed a little distance hack. "* would suggest that the matter )c considered from the standpoint of i whether or not the necessary expense is too great at the present time, and also the probable amount that could be raised in support of the project." road at the upper end of Rock creek. ! This could he made a rather pic- i turesque feature, but would not be as i convenient a?: to run automobiles the J entire distance. It would, however, j be much cheaper. i "A traverse of the lake shore by Mr. Grossman indicated that probably .'•ij good residence sites can be found! around tlie lake without using FOR THE CENSUS. Born to Mr. and Mrs. E. ('. Short, a boy. To Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Halverson,; a boy. To Mr. aud Mrs. Gilbert Agee, a boy. How's This? We nffcr lino Hiinilrod ikiIIi.i Honnril for nny v J. CIIEXEV \ Wo. tlx- tindprslgnod, li.i*< li« iipv f.»r tlie* lust ir» vMi perfectly hotmruhln in all l-u and fliian«>!:i 11.v abli* to c.iirv - made by Ills linn. NAT. RANK OF l by Hall't id im Upvp liim SS tnnisactlonH miy ohlijcmlbriN Hall's Catarrh Cure Is tak<n internally. act directly upon the blood and u»«c<»i:s surfaces the syslfni. Testimonials sent free. Price cents per bottle. .Sold by all Drugglate. Take Hull's Family Pills for constipation. B nnnilllOrtt Til Mli/I* Tlir Cllfl Cl W PROMISES TO MAKE THE FUn PLY _ ETTES. REAGHER. HEBE SAM WILL SPEAK AT THE METH ODIST CHURCH TOMORROW AFTERNOON. Rev. Sum S. Bettes, tlie veteran expounder of the gospel, widely known as "tlie cowboy preacher," is to apeak at the Methodist church Sunday after noon at I! o'clock, when lie promises to "make the feathers, wool and hair fly." Mr. Bettes, in giving an ac count of his preaching and adventur 001111 1 ° r I'm preaching and adventur in8 '-says: ' l'orty-nine years ago oil sept. It), alter preaching In Bill Miller's sa ' 0,)n ' as I came out of tlie door, drunken fellow by the name of Mike O'Toole, swung a 45 in the air and fired. The Bullet passed through the flesh in my right side making a fright ful wound. The Vigalantes commit tee , *«•>««» O'Toole, found him guilty and hung him up in tront ot tlie sa loon and cut hint down in the morn ing and burled him. I was tlie first minister in the Black Hills. In March. 1876, I preached from a stump; a drunken fellow stabbed me and cut off two rilis. Bill HickOck ("Wild Bill") shot him through the head. I , . 1,8 ' e "® en sl ,' ot ' stabbed, sandbagged, Poisoned and mobbed. Three weeks ag0 } " as mob ] )ed . by about 300 drunken men at Livingston at the fair. One poor old fellow got a fine £ and 83 days in jail. Down in \\ est Virginia nine years ago I had I my left arm broken and my shoulder blade dislocated, "I have been cut to the skull eight nun-.;......-• bad two ribs broken oyer my heart and two from the backbone. 1 have resisted unto blood striving against sin. 1 have never been a martyr, but rather a Tartar. I en joy fighting tlie devil." ---CV-- , - ,nos NUMBER OF HUNTING PARTIES START OUT FOR THE MOUNTAINS. _______ * E ™ WE HUNTERS ---— The big game season in Montana opened Friday and thus, hundreds of Montana nimrods were eager for the day to dawn. From present indications there will be more men enjoying Ibis outdoor sport this year than ever before. With | an increased number of hunters the'vada danger of accidents is corresponding ly increased. Tlie "safety first" slo gun is just as applicable to big game hunting as any other line and with that in view the following list of "don'is" lias been prepared as a re milder. Don't point a gun at any person in .lull. This is no matter lor jest. It S is always that gun that "we did not know was loaded" that goes off. The I only time to point a gun is when you ; intend to kill. Don't carry a loaded gun or rifle in a buggy, automobile or any other kind of vehicle. Don't carry loaded guns through the ' street, on street cars trains or leave, them around farmhouses, to have ; some child playfully blow your head off. | Don't shoot until you see the rah bit, and then he sure that he is clear ; of both man and dog. Don't forget to "break" your gun ; Don't climb over fences With your gun, or lean it against a trod until Don't get excited and shoot without making sure that your object Is game, or clear the chamber when standing with others or crossing a fence. 1 Don't drag a gun under a fence with ■muzzle pointed toward you. ! gun, or lean it against a tre6 until you get over; put it through the fence the grounds, business end before. Don't hunt with any one that you know to be careless. Carelessness I with three and a quarter drams of j powder behind one and one-eighth ounces of shot is inviting St. Peter. ■ Keep your lingers oil the trigger i until you aie 'looking down tlie bar rel at 'Brer Rabbit.'" Don't get intoxicated. ! Don't load your gun until you ac i tually get to business. At all other i times it should he empty. J Don't use a cheap gun. They are j apt to explode when using heavy I i charges. Don't rest on the muzzle of your gun. Don't borrow a dog or a gun or loan the;cither. Don t shirk doing a little more than definite i trict high schools of the county will be considered at this time in order j that students qpming here from the outside districts may enter lBo local school without examination. your shares of the work in camp or i boat. Don't violate the game laws. PLAN UNIFORM CURRICULUM. A meeting of the teachers of the ninth grade lias been called for u<' tober 16 by Principal H. L. Sackett of the Fergus county high school. \ ■nurse of study for the dis * The Greatest Values in Lewistown We are s pecializing on $15.00 and $20.00 prices in our men s clothing department and claim to give you ordinary $20.00 values at $ I 5.00 and ordinary $25.00 values at $20.00. Call and put our claim to test; we will fit you in Adler's high-class men's tailored garments, giving you choice of a dozen different and ex clusive patterns in material. At (Cl C Aft All Wool Worsteds, Serges, HI tpID.Uv Cashmeres and Tweeds At HO tier's Hand Tailored Cashmeres l\l fLiUiUU and Worsteds in exclusive patterns All Wool Serges $15.00 The Celebrated Curlee, All Wool Serge, guaranteed for wearing qual ities, any size____ $15.00 Genuine Schewerman Mackinaws $8.75 The finest grade Men's Mackinaws manufactured, absolutely all pure wool guaranteed; extra quality and in beautiful patterns. aq mr* All sizes..........................................«pO*lD STETSON HATS All Shapes $4.00 SweHier's STETSON SHOES AH Styles $6.50 . VISITS COAST SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 2.—Sharp . earthquake shocks were felt at 10:50 1 o'clock tonight at points in Utah, Nc and California. Throughout tlie; northern part of California two dis-; tluct tremblers occurred in rapid sue cession, the period of vibration being from 10 to 15 seconds. Buildings were swayed in Sacra niento and their occupants rushed into the streets. in Fresno also, the shocks were strong. Other points in California which reported tlie quake Were Marysville, Chico and Grass Val-: ley. In Reno, Nev., two slight shocks were felt this afternoon. So far as known, no damage was caused. - SAN JOSE, Cal., Oct. 2.—A distinct earthquake was recorded late today on the seismograph of the Santa Clara university. There was a series of shocks beginning at 5:49 p. m. and lasting until 6:05. The point above how far distant was the point of origin itself could not lie determined. -- SACRAMENTO, Cal.. Oct. 2 _ ' " — FRESNO, Cal.. Oct. 2. A double the origin of the quake was estimated at 300 miles from Santa Clara, though ! ; j o'clock'tonteiit "two"^thici' «rt quake shocks were felt in Sacramento. People in buildings rushed into the streets. No damage was reported. FRESNO, Cal., earthquake shock was felt here at: 16:56 p. in. It lasted from 5 to 8! seconds. Chandeliers shook hut no iliunage is reported. -- STOCKTON, Cal., Oct. 2.—At. 10:55 o'clock tonight an 'earthquake shock awakened sleepers iq Stockton. Doors oiwucd, chandeliers .were put in mo th n and windows rattled. There was no damage. BAKERSFIELD, Cal., Oct. 2.—A slight earthquake shock 'was felt here shortly before 11 o'clock tonight. No damage has been reported. -- IN OREGON. BAKER. Ore., Oct. 2.—A slight earth shock occurred here at 10:59 i o'clock tonight, lasting nearly a min-! mite. Buildings were shaken in all 1 parts of the town. No damage was I reported. The earthquake caused a near panic i here. Scores of people rushed into I the streets attired in night clothes. Dancers at a lodge bail became ter rified at the swaying of floors and swinging of lights and broke for the exits. Several women fainted. Clocks all over tlie city were stopped. A report was received from On tario. Ore., that a building there had collapsed, hut it was not verified, wire communication having ceased temporarily. At Weiser, Idaho, dishes were thrown from tables and windows broken. Tonight's earthquake Was the first . experienced here in 40 years. A slight shock occurred at Payette, Idaho. IN NEVADA. RENO. Xev. , Oct. 2.—Reno ______ shaken by three earthquakes today. Two during the afternoon were very slight, while tlie third, at 10:50 this evening, was of several seconds dura j . tiou. 1 - GOLDFIELD, Nev„ Oct. 2.—Several earthquake shocks were felt here! about 11 o'clock tonight. People rushed from their homes in tlieir night clothes. seismograph of Gonzaga lere. The first shock was i aE • > :30j^'cloek and the second at 5:50 IN I DA HO. tl.ismicUo^^^ d : s tinct earthquake shocks at 11:56 IN WASHINGTON. Sl'OKANE, Wash., Oct. 2.—Two eartli disturbances were recorded to day on the University here. _________ p. in. Tho latter shock continued for j IS seconds and was pronounced se vere. it was estimated that tlie seat i of the disturbance was 960 miles south ! of Spokane. The seismograph room had been I Iwked up tonight b-forc tlie reports i of an earthquake in Nevada and Caii-1 fornia were recovied here. IN UTAH. SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 2. An .....,, . ! ' lt! 1 "Everest ever iu -^It Dake. nnd which shook dishes, rattled windows and stopped ; clocks, was felt here al 11:57 o'clock 1 j tonight. The tremor lasted about 30 sectio^of the"^sUte b sectio n ot the state, o'clock'tonight:'DishesYn houses were 8! ....... rattled and there was a perceptible | t ON LAND OS SEA,MEN LUCE TO BE NCS.W THE SOQQ OUDat ] THIS LIFE PRESERVER _ IS NOT- CONTRABAND, BUT SO MANY MEN ARE LOOK-IN* | IT - r - J THAT'S RIGHT-YOU'I SURE TO BE PICKED ' BY A STEAMER OR S SO l>; . QOIN'S TO STa CLOSE BY. ■pROM man to man tvhat's more to the point than word of W-B CUT Chewing—the Real Tobaeco Chew, new cut, long shred! It's a ready chew, richer, more satisfying than the old kind, and ii: costs you less in the end; Made by WEYMAN-BRUTON COMPANY, 50 Uii.. Spu*. New Y.rk City swaying of buildings. The ground dis tinctly moved under the feet. In the downtown district people rushed to tlie streets. The shocks lasted for at least a minute. IN BRITISH COLUMBIA. VICTORIA, British Columbia, Oct. 2.—A slight earthquake shock was ' u ' ro a P- *"• this afternoon. No ( l ama S e was done, BRIDEGROOM ROBBINS IS GIVEN -- FRIENDS TURN OUT TO GREET HIM ON HIS RETURN TO LEWISTOWN. AN ENTHUSIASTIC RECEPTION J. A. Robbins, of Sullivan &. Rob ; bins, a'popular young business man, returned Friday from Ontario, Can ada '. br ," ,B " 1B h,a bndt ' who was M ** a likewise the jailor. Mrs. Bobbins, meantime, was waiting for hubby to show up a^ Hie hotel, Marie Patterson. They were married at s ""<'OL', Canada, on September 22. so,1,n " av ,lis man >' trion ' is lcarT1 ' (l t,lat ,he y would be here and a lar8C ««mber of Mr. Robbins' friends assembled at tlie depot. David Boul ton was in command of"the bandits," with S. 1». Fisher second in command, They liad an ancient hansom rigged up for the occasion and the bride and groom were escorted to the Fergus in state. The bridegroom was then placed in an auto and with his friends, ____. , ' W ious noise making d - vices, paraded the city. There was a line spread at the Grill and the march 1 was again taken up. At midnight tho unsuspecting victim was escorted T** by the mayor and common council. to a" campaign "whet'her"it laud's" vo'es * h r minis io.^s The brass hand always lends tone a ea or not.