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'A Washington special to the Chicago
Poet tells a story of an alleged plan
by certain unnamed Democratic leaders
to have the Democracy "divide and con
quer" In the next presidential contest.
The scheme ls to put two tickets—a
■liver and a sound money ticket—in
the Held, let eaclTticket can y as many
electoral votes as it can, and then have
the electors thus secured combine on
some Democrat, with the result of de
feating the Republican nominee. Of
course, this plan assumes that between
them these two tickets wiil capture a
Majority of the electoral college.
The mysterious Democratic leaders
responsible for the glittering project
through which political conquest ls ex
pected to follow in the wake of party
division, may be of the tribe of Tam
majiy or the flock of Buckley, but they
certainly do not represent the Demo
cratic) masses. The latter are not seek
ing to win presidential contests through
the agency of shifty, underhanded
methods that are akin to those of the
bunco steerer. To the "practical pol
itician" bent on getting "them offices"
and looking on them as constituting an
snd Justifying the use of any means,
the plan outlined may be considered
AS just the "cheese," but to real Demo
crats, the people that aie interested in
the triumph of principles and not indi
viduals, the idea will be as repulsive
as anything that savors of peanut pol
itics can well be.
The mission of the Democratic party
!■ to establish Democratic principles
and not merely to seat Democratic can
didates for office, and the victories that
■re born of a sacrifice of principle or
an evasion of vital issues, or deception
ot the voters are barren victories, ami
th* party is many times better off with
aut than with them, although some In
dividuals that hunger fur the flesh pots
mt oHlce may not think so. The "divis
ion and conquest" scheme involves a
aacrince of principle or the practice of
deception at some time in the game for
the presidency. If it should happen
that enough electors ot both Demo
' era tic factions were elected to together
; form a majority of the electoral college
l they could make no choice of a candi
;'- date without one side or the other yield
; lag; up something. The free silver elec
;-'.ajn would have to vote for a sound
a'laoney candidate, or the sound money
|vJ>emocratic electors would have to om>-
MhSjrht to the election of a candidate sat
isfactory to the silver monometallists.
.-P The controversy over the question of
Sjbonetary standards would be simply
jjjdransferrcd from the convention hall
Bp' the electoral college. One set of
Bamocrats that had voted for a presi
flpattlal candidate, by electing certain
Lkiactors to select that candidate In the
Sectoral college, would find their votes
npipSCStt Ms* a canuiumU: »t«uuiM£ wf
financial views to which they are__op;
The differences between Democrats
should be settled within the party. The
creed of the party Is broad and simple,
the principle of "equal rights to all anf.
special privileges to none" is the basis
of It. The men who cannot accept that
creed and live up to It, making their
action on all public Issues accord with
it, are not Democrats; they may be
Democratic voters for awhile, but
sooner or later they will seek other po
litical alliances, and they may as well
go one time as another. The way to
keep the Democratic party strong and
in power is to keep It pure in doctrine
ant! faithful In the execution of Its
pledges. There are thousnmU of men
now voting the Democratic ticket who
will cease doing that sort of thing if
the party insists on being Democratic.
The people who cannot be weaned from
the belief that It is the duty of the gov
ernment to give bounties, grant subsi
dies, use the power of taxation for the
benefit of a class, stamp 50 cents worth
of silver one dollar and force people to
take it for what It is stamped, and do a
lot of other things that are inconsist
ent with the party's fundamental doc
trines, will become tired of an organiza
tion that persists in opposing their
ideas. They will drift to the Republi
can, Populist and silver camps. On the
other hand, there are hundreds of
thousands of voters now acting with
other parties or wandering around as
independents, without a political home,
who will flock to and give conquering
strength to the Democratic party when
they find that at all times and under
every stress of circumstances It is what
it professes to be, that the precepts of
its creed are the guides of its practice.
The decision of the supreme court In
the refunding bond case means that
the city council will have to wrestle
again with the subject of refunding
that part of the municipal debt in
volved. The decision hinges on the
court's interpretation of that part of
the state constitution which forbids the
appointment of any particular bank as
a depository of municipal funds. The
contention of the court seems to be that
in selecting the Chemical National
tank of New York as the place at which
the principal and interest of the bonds
should be paid.the constitution was vio
lated, and consequently the bonds are
Invalid. According to the court the
Chemical bank was made a depository
of municipal funds by the stipulation
that the city would pay the interest and
principal or the bonds at that institu
tion. To the average lay mind this con
struction will seem a trifle strained.
There is certainly a vast difference be
tween making a bank a place of reg
ular deposit of funds subject to check
as was the case in the cause of Yarnell
vs. Los Angeles (87 Ca1.,603), to which
the court adverts, and the decision in
which it quotes as affording a precedent
for the one rendered In the refunding
bond matter, and using a bank as a
facility through which Installments of
principal and Interest are conveyed to
creditors. In ordinary business circles
the depositing of money in a bank for
one's own account in the usual way
and the depositing of it In time to meet
an obligation made payable as a matter
of mutual convenience at such an In
stitution, are hardly considered the
same thing. The constitution framers
certainly could not have contemplated
such an interpretation of their work.
The decision will prove an unfortu
nate one for the bond-issuing cities of
this state. Substantially all the muni
cipal bonds Issued in California are sold
to eastern capitalists, and one of the
conditions facilitating their sale has
been that providing for the payment of
interest and principal In some promi
nent financial institution, in, one of the
larger eastern cities. The idea of send
ing bonds and interest coupons to Cali
fornia is distasteful, and not unreason
ably so, to people who live 3000 miles
away, and who feel that when they take
low rate investments, like the bonds
noted, their convenience in the details
of payments should be considered. The
effect will be to decidedly lessen the
number of bond bidders here.
Now that these bonds have been
knocked out the council should proceed
without delay to prepare for the issue of
another lot that will more nearly ac
cord with the requirements of the con
stitution. The benefits of refunding
should not be lost to the city a day
longer than necessary.
In today's Herald will be found a very
Interesting communication from the
Hon. Jefferson Chandler bearing on the
•status of our harboriJJnatter In the
I'nited States senate. Mr. Chandler,
who until recently was conspicuous In
the legal and political circles of Mis
souri, has enjoyed a wide experience at
Washington, and those familiar with
the customs that govern in the upper
house of the federal legislature will
affirm the soundness of his position
that Senator White can easily prevent
the appropriation of public funds for
the improvement of a private harbor at
Santa Monica, necessarily at the ex
pense of the people's projec t of a harbor
at San Pedro, it being self-evident that
the government will not construct two
deep-sea harbors within thirty miles of
each other.
The dispatches announce tbe fact that
a "crisis" in Cuban affairs is again ap
proaching. This "crisis" has been on
the approach a long, long time and has
been heralded with alarming fre
quency. It is really time that it "got
there." A "crisis" that travels as slow
as the Cuban affair should be taken
from the track and lost in the Umbo of
obscurity. Why don't they get a "move
on" in the "ever faithful Isle?"
The regular monthly meeting of the
Humane society was held yesterday af
ternoon at the office of Dr. Llndley on
West Sixth street. Special Humane Of
ficer C. H. Clark's monthly report was
read, citing several Individual cases
that had been cared for. The following
officers and directors were present:
Mayo Wedemeyer, president; Miss
Mills, secretary; Chief Glass, Dr. Lind
ley, H. T. Lee, John Vosburg, Mr.
There are undelivered telegrams at
the Western Union telgraph office, cor
ner of Spring and First streets, for Miss
Alice Lenard, Dr. Campbell. Rosarlo
Garcia, G. C. Dillenbach, Flllemon Per
ez, F. C. Burllngame, Ed Flading, CD.
Mounted Officers G. W. Woodward
and J. A. Dltewlg have been suspend
ed from duty by order of Sergeant Ed
JefTeries for neglect of duty In being ab
sent from their beats during the night
visiting in a house.
Call tel. 243 for ambulance. Kregelo
it, Ur6s6c, kjixth «t«*d BrCwdvray.
(The Herald under this heading print*
communications, hut does not assume re
sponsibility tor the sentiments expressed. >
What Is Monopoly ?
ED. HERALD: Line upon line, line
upon line, seems to be necessary to
wear away the shell of preconceived
opinion that easehardens the average
slngle-taxer. How often has it been
conclusively shown that competition In
industry leads, of necessity, and by
reason of its inherent character. Into
monopoly, and yet Mr. James Semple
automatically repeats: "Give us free
competition and you will destroy mo
nopoly." A monopoly is not anything
different In kind from any business on
any scale, large or small. A monopoly
contains no more factors or forces than
the smallest attempt at Individual pro
duction, it is merely a private enter
prise grown up. It is a case of what
every competitive undertaking in this
wide world is trying to he. Mr. Semple
would be entirely correct if he said that
If individual enterprise in production is
a right principle for society to
adopt, then monopoly Is right. Monop
oly is the product of individualism.
Capital, Intelligent direction and a de
mand for production is a condition that
may be made into a hell or heaven.
Just according to the spirit or plan by
which these factors are used. The
proper use, always, for all forces of
nature or systems of action, Is for the
general benefit instead of private ad
vancement. The present system, or
rather lack of system, used all Indus
trial forces for private sain, perverting
the designs of nature and coverint? us
all with misery. All the factors of a
monopoly are perfectly harmless, ra
the common good.
Capital, intelligence, direction and
material upon which to operate are all
necessary to the smallest attempt at
any kind of business: then any such
business may grow into a Monopoly.
Mr. Semple says the absence of compe
tition creates monopoly. We may as
well say that while the woodman was
away the tree was chopped down. Ne
gation creates not. How do you make
it out, Ilrother James, that, seeing we
have had the competitive system first,
last and all the time, we are now shack
led by the very thins? it is supposed to
throttle? If competition were an en
tity, a thing favored of nature, endowed
with the power of self-expansion and
reproduction, it would have entirely
precluded any possibility of monopoly
by blocking the way with its own
growth. Competition was before mo
nopoly was. Competition had the start,
with a clear track and a fair race, but
instead of increasing itself, it turns in
to monopoly, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyd-J
like. But it is not. strictly speaking,
competition that Mr. Semple yearns
after, it is "free competition." Take a
case of "free competition:" A half doz
en theaters are running in the city
all separate enterprises managed by
different individuals for their own per
soual emolument. They compete with
each other in getting the best attrac
tions; they all prosper. But after a
time one secures an unusual feature
that popularizes it above all others; it
makes big money, builds a big building,
makes arrangements to give plays that
the small man cannot do, with limited
means, cuts prices, starves out the
weakest of its competitors first, others
following as the big house grows bigger.
The one or two surviving competitors
seeing the fate of their old rivals de
cide to combine with the big house and
—competition Is not free any more!
What, In this case, destroyed competi
tion? Why "free competition," of
course. What good would a land tax
have done? Competition at work is
but a process of eliminating itself. The
more competition there is in a given
line of business, the fiercer or "freer"
it is the sooner it will destroy itself and
leave you a monopoly. Any mind that
claims to be an adept at delving in tbe
rich fields of political economy and has
not yet granted this foundation truism,
would be an interesting specimen for
psychological examination.
Mark Twain was one day on a rail
way train. Near him sat an elderly
gentleman who wished to make him
self agreeable. Looking up at Mark
from his newspaper he observed: "I
see President Grant has taken a trip
out west." Mark aroused himself ner
vously and stammered: "Why, 1 don't
know the man."
This evidently surprised thd old gen
tleman, but he appeared to reason with
in his own mind that perhaps he had
not made himself plain, so after a pause
he tried again. "General Custer Is
having quite a lively time with the In
"General Custer," exclaimed Mark.
"Who on earth Is he?" The obliging
passenger seemed to be checkmated for
a few moments, but managed to con
trol himself, thinking that Mark was
rather absent minded. Finally he
again attempted to pick up a conversa
tion by remarking that Gladstone had
just been made premier of England.
''Gladstone," impatiently exclaimed
Mark, "why, I never heard of him be
fore. You seem to know more strang
ers than any man 1 ever saw."
This was more than he of the gray
hairs and good nature could stand, so
he bawled out: "Why, you confounded
ignoramus,did you ever bear of Adam ?"
Mark ransacked his memory in vain
and asked timidly: "Adam, Adam;
what was his other name?"
I am reminded of this circumstance
by reading Mr. Semple's remark, "If
competition is wrong, monopoly must
be right. If monopoly is wrong, com
petition must he right., for one is sim
ply the absence of the other." See how
he begins: Only one of two things possi
ble, monopoly or competition. The pos
sibility of production and distribution
by means of co-operation has not as
yet dawned on Mr. Semple's conscious
ness. Mark Twain had not heard of
Adam! Where there is co-operation
there is neither competition nor monop
oly, and yet. strange to say. co-opera
tion contains no factor not found in
competition or monopoly—save one, the
collective success, as a goal.
Every fellow trying to get on top,
whether others survive or perish, is the
spirit of individualism as exemplified
in competition and monopoly. This
makes a fight for life. Fraternal co
operation is a quiet.orderly working of a
collectivity for a common end: all inter
ested equally In bringing about the
same result: a spirit of friendship and
brotherliness ls fostered. In co-opera
tion no one ls counteracting another's
efforts, thus allowing for the full meas
ure of production capable from a united
and organized whole, According to Mr.
Semple and his "school" the proverb
"In union there Is strength." finds no
place. However much older and sys
tem may be praised as an ideality, let's
be sure and have none of it in Industry.
Break up a trust with a single land tax
(sic) and cause a hundred competing
firms to do Its work, each entirely unin
terested in the doings of all the others.
Let each produce as much as it posibly
can in order to make more money for
itself; let each send agents into the
same markets to sell its own product
and cut and slash prices to make sales:
spend thousands of dollars advertising
their wares and preventing each other
from doing anything, and you have the
single taxers' ideal state of commerce
and industry. Don't get together and
consult each other about your busi
ness, for if you do you might conceive
the Idea that your interests as business
men lies directly in the path of agree
ment as to the amount of output and
prices. Jones yesterday told me that he
was a free trader out and out, with but
one exceptlon-.he thought English wal
nuts should be protected. I learned to
day that Jones owns a fine grove of
walnut trees. He ls Just like all these
"free competition" lightweights; wants
everybody to compete but himself. No
normal man or set of men wish for com
petition. Immediate and at first hand,
for themselves. The reason why the
thing won't Btay "free" is when it comes
our way we give it the go-by. If compe
tition is s n -"S o". Rome one may be
Gat « Pure and Sure."
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benefitting by it, but not the ones who
are doing the competing. That which,
we get by reason of competition comes
to us unearned by any affirmative act
of ours. Hence, we cannot justly claim
ownership in it. Co-operation presents
an upright view of doing and getting.
The more you co-operate, the more you
get. In competition, the more you com
pete the less you get. In co-operation,
jno one but the co-operators get any
! thing; in competition, the competitors
are tho very ones who don't get any
thing. In competition, the fewer com
petitors the better; this leads to the ex
termination of the race. In co-opera
tion, the greater number in action the
greater the results, individually and
collectively. This provides for the main
tenance of the race along with a con
! tinued increase in the number of work
ers, driving away that horrid super
stition that the population is over-tax
ing subsistence. The labor exchange
has adopted the co-operative principle.
It offers a brotherly hand to all who are
willing to work. "All for one and each
for all!" We work with and not against
each other.
Station D.
That Labor Exchange Idea
Editor Herald: In reply to my criticism
of the labor exchange idea last Sunday a
readers of The Herald were treated to a
dissertation on the subject by Sister Mary
E. Bensen. With a courage that was ad
mirable she valiantly came to the rescue
of Brother W. C. B. Randolph.
1 rejoice to know that the coming woman
is getting hen?, with pith and prudence as
serting- her individuality, and by the ver
satility of her grenius she will forgive her
wav to the front through the much misun
derstood competitive system, despite the
numerous obstacles the great American
hog MAN-opotv may strew in her path.
But to the question at issue. From some
caustic or socialistic reason she stumbled
at the threshold. She says, "I feel like
stepping in and tilling up the vacuum be
tween James Semple and W. C. B. Ran
dolph in their argument on the labor ex
change." I really wish she had gratified
her feelings to some discernible extent ;
and thus idled up nature's great abhorrent
a vacuum, hut alas I was doomed to dis- '
appointment. Instead of stepping in be
tween she stepped around behind the labor
exchange idea, and profusely and con
fusedly attempted to prop the delusive
theory. Her diction of competition and
monopoly is such a jumble of contradic
tions as to suggest a serious abnormal con- !
ditlon of the thinking faculties, and to
create such a demand for that article that
is said to cover a multitude of sins, that i
there is Imminent peril of the labor ex
change advocates requiring the applica
tion of the entire supply. The full artil
lery of her logic was drawn up in battle
array against the competitive system: with
strange prodigality of use of ammunition
she attacked the flank of the enemy, and
as might be expected from a novice in these
economic engagements it was not the right
Free competition, the enemy she Imag
ined she was bombarding, had not yet hove
but the wrong flank she attacked,
in sight. Ah a volunteer in the war for
social freedom she is better adapted for a
nurse in the hospital rather than a warrior
in the field. The whole tenor of her argu
ment proves she is overflowing with ben
evolence and kindness, that her heart is
many limes larger than her head, and
where kindliness was concerned "even her
faults would lean to virtue's side." But
in discussing questions of political econ
omy she is more imaginative than reason
able, more credulous than suspicious, and
comes to very erroneous' conclusions by
permitting her heart to overthrow th»
wiser councils of her head. In speaking of
competition and monopoly she says: "But
to me it looks as if the one was the legiti
mate outgrowth of the other: that one
could not exist without the other: one an
excrescence that has grown upon the trunk
so large that to sever it from the main body
would be death to the entire structure." "
Such statements are more bewildering
than convincing, the absurdity of such a
delineation of lineage merits a genealog
ical black eye. I submit it would be just as
reasonable to say that darkness Is the
legitimate outgrowth of light as to say
that monopoly is the legitimate outgrowth
of competition, or to say that light could
not exist without darkneso. as to say that
compel Itlon could not ey ist without monop
oly. Such a method of reasoning- would
proclaim that the north pole was a frigid
excrescence on the equator, that the moon
was a fossilized spark from the Nebula of
the North star, or an y 01 her absurdity, the
ebullitions of a diseased cranium might
emit. Again. "Monopoly thrives because
competition, the mother of evil, receives
back into her system the new blood of her
offspring." This is a severe draft even on
n fertile Imagination, and Is something in
the nature of news to nil competitors. When I
was Jt ever known for monopoly to give
back to Its victims what it pilfered from
them. History Is silent on the subject and
it is safe to assert that such n thing was
never known or heard of. Competition
is not the mother of monopoly; shsMs not
•even Its grandmother. Transpose the sen
tence and say that monopoly is the sten
mother of eomnetition: then you would
be making some reasonable approach to
wards facts. Socialists. labor exchange
theorists and similar organizations ve
hemently decry the principle of free com
petition without ever havingwitnesoed the
1 phenomena. They never saw free com
petition. The best they ever saw was com
petition between the victims of monopoly,
and that competition, the phenomena of
which we are all so pnlnfullv familiar
with. T despise and detest, while labor ex
change advocates ami charity organiza
tions desire to perpetuate it. and do what
little charity can do to assuage its evil ef
| rects. Tt is to abolish this universal In
i Iquity that the unselfish intelligence of the
country have united in a crusade, bearing
aloft the banner of freedom called the sin
gle tax. whose trinity of hand maidens am
freedom of speech, freedom of press and
freedom of trade. The first the vox populi
thai will demand the enactment of such
laws as will hurst asunder the trusts and
combines of monopoly: the second a power
ful lever of justice when resting on the
fulcrum of truth, to raise to their founda
tions every institution demanded by aver
ice, constructed by error and maintained
by fraud. The third a metaphorical John
j the Baptist crying out in the wilderness of
Vmerican stupidity, prepare ye the wav of
I the Lord, make Jus path straight, for'he
hold the Christ Of Freedom is coming, the
| latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy
I to unloosen, and that Christ of Freedom
is the single tax. The Christ of our social
deliverance from the bondage of monopo
listic oppression caused by corrupt spec
ial legislation conferring privileges on the
few and committing frauds upon the many.
I The Christ of our fiscal redemption from
j the bondage of bond holders, land holders
: and office holders, the latter not knowing
how to raise sufficient revenue to liquidate
governmental expenses, the former know
ing how to increase governmental expen
ses, that, a national debt may be Imposed
upon the people. The Christ ot our deliv
erance from Industrial slavery that will
ooen nn all natural opportunities to labor,
that whosoever will may have an abund
ance of the bread that, nerishoth and un
der whose benign regime those who are too
lazy 1o work will find it mighty Inconven
ient to beg. for their involuntary poverty
will be abolished, and those who voluntar
ily desire to remain poor by catering to
vicious appetites shall have the finger of
public scorn pointed at them, and they
shall bear voices and see visions that will
persuade them to depart from the error
of their ways. JAMES SAMPLE.
The Political Situation
Editor Herald: In order to form a con
necting link between ibis and mv letter
published in The Herald of March 22. per
mlt me to ouote:
"There are ot her phases of the effrontery,
bold and unnrlnclnlcd almost beyond con
ception, with which both people and press
of certain nolitlcnl strines have attacked
president end congress." etc.
Due of these masters refers to tbe var
ious Issues of bonds, by the government,
and the fact that one of said issues was
made to an English syndicate.
Vile denunciations of every descrintlon.
private and nubile, on the street nnd in Ihe
nress, ha v P beep relentlessly hurled at the
head of President Cleveland because be
refused a second time to submit to the
merciless fnot to say unscrupulous* action
ef home or American money-lenders.
A burnt ohiM ..roads tho fire. Mr. Cleve
land Ria>de one bond issue to home capi
talists and his lingers were so severely
burned thai nothing could induce him to
n peat tiif dlsaatroui experiment.
Talk of patriotism, indeed! Tell us. ye
Republicans, If. ye can, where to find It.
Certainly not within the traitorous ranks
of the false represeni at ives of those
patriotic heroes whom ye pretend to wor
ship, the martyred Lincoln and the heroic
Lincoln, he would spurn your practices,
as he would the veriest reptile crossing l his
pa tli.
Grant! Well. Grant had too much pure
Democracy in his composition to ever give
such as you a passing thought.
But to history, for these matters here,
even at this early date, become a portion
I of the history of these I'nited States.
it will he easily called to remembrance
ihat when President Cleveland, forced by
I Republican extravagance, which was in
duued by a reoklesa detArminptlon to tor
t ever destroy from the face of the earth,
i their Democratic confreres, made tiie Hrsi
bonded loan with which to meet those ob
; liLT.ttions created by a nepubliean eon
ri-psm. those bonds were disposed of to so
eall- 'i American capitalists.
That issup was mad" in good faith, never
for a moment supposing that a forced with
drawal of q-old from the treasury would be
made to create a deficiency in order to at
tain a second dose of this golden specific.
As anticipated, the time soon came when
a second call must he made, but alas for
hitman hopes and expectations, a change
over the spirit of their dream.
Hankers may propose, but, in this in
stance at least, Cleveland* disponed, TTav
inß- been ensnared once, he did not in
[ tend to be caught a second time in the same
1 Consequently the next Is.-vie was made to
a syndicate of Knirlish bankers, but with
I the proviso, refused by American bankers.
1 thai the gold should not be withdrawn
durinir a specified time.
Now. a tremendous hue and cry was
j raised thronchout the land by the Prosf
-1 dent's opponents of every political strips.
But it fell on unheedfne* and indifferent
ears, so much so that when a third call
became a necessity fr was suddenly dis
covered that there was an abundance of
I jrold within our own borders.
Had fair-denlincr and honesty prevailed
in the tirst instance all this could and
! would have been evaded.
Thus It enme ahout that another excuse
for wicked and willful slander arose. Tho
I fact that erold bad to be horrowed to sus
tain the nation's credit must be charged to
tbe account of those who created the nec
essity therefor.
The other fact that those very patriotic
f?) nation-Jovlnpr (?) and solf-sacrificine:
home money-lenders were defeated in their
j scheme to rob the people they loved so
I well must be placed to the credit of him
through whose action Hint scheme was
j thwarted, Orover Cleveland. Disdalnintr
the reproaches which were sure to follow,
he dared the ri;?ht for tbe nation's benefit.
And now to ouote again: "Democrats,
why stand ye here nil the day idle?" tamely
suhrnittinp/to all this Rillingsgate from an
untiring enemy?
Why n,ot go Into the vineyard, even
thoupii it be at the eleventh hour and the
host, of enemies confronting you appears
appalling? Remember courage and brav
ery, induced by the conviction that your
work is honest and directed toward the at
tainment of the greatest .good for the
greatest number, will surely bring you
victory. For heaven will ever nrosper the
right where contended for by conscientious
J. TV\ Turtle, a railroadman of Minne
apolis, Minn., is at the Ramona.
Wm, \V. Sharpe, proprietor of the
Sharpe & Wellborn manufacturing firm
of Salem, Mass., is a guest of the Ra
C. N. Wylie, a Chicago business man,
has opened offices in the Byrne block as
Southern California and Arizona head
quarters for the Yucca Root Soap com
pany and California Fruta company of
San Francisco.
Pulled His Leg.
Namely, the owner's, until, to get rid
of us, he allowed us to offer those hand
some and convenient five and six-room
cottages, Nos. 3146 and 3148 Kingsley
avenue, near Hoover and Thirty-second
streets, for $2ir>o and 20")0 respectively;
only $100 cash, balance $25 per month,
including interest. Another fine cot
tage. No. 619 East Twenty-first street,
$ISSO. same terms. Langorthy, 226
South Spring.
The Money Is Returned
If Tip Top Cough Syrup doesn't give
you entire satisfaction your money Is
returned to you. Surely there can't be
any better argument offered in favor of
Tip Top than this. Tf Tip Top didn't
cure colds it wouldn't pay to guarantee
it. But it cures and cures better and
quicker than any other remedy made.
All druggists sell it for 50 cents.
What Do You Think Makes Strong
Men Weak?
Experience of a Prominent North Dakota Pol-
Itician Who dallied Forty Pounds
in a Pew Weeks
I, f Every man likes
' to be strong
CI I W h shouldn't
< iietf"3«d[ J>""~\ > °' course you
HaLfffnaly \ y knnu Hint tnbacco-
3y 4 s. users, as a mi.;, are
w' : mSmk\i t ; ' l away below normal
' F.jGßjStaLsS' «V J i weight, because to
( fc'lHßimJtaAT*4 ' /bacco destroys isi-
JfclHß&'Ektf/ W'/ B es tion and res
JhiyfttsmFaaa».tsm' -. certain nerves on
That ivi'urs
jK'tmVEM . fj . ion tho brain, saps
jfITIfcJWH -\ )t its power and yon
II 1m '/ { J liradually become
I'll ™Wl !'i " imnotcnt. It is
vl ' v. called "lost man
11l bond." You never
get weak this way when yon gain flesh like
our friend Williams, head what be says:
Fykestos, Wells Co., N. D.. July 25th.
Gentlemen: One box of N'o-To-Bac cured
me oi the tobacco habit, both smoking and
chewing after baring used the weed for nearly
forty years. Mv health ia much better, nerves
Btro.ng tad Steady, and . I have gained over
forty pounds in lie.sh. I have recommended
No To-Bao to hciuo of my friends, all of whom
have been cured. 1 firmly believe that No-To
hnc will do for orherß what it has done for mo.
I heartily r. commend it to all those who have
become slaves to the use of tobacco and desire
to be emancipated.
.1. A. WILLIAMS, County Auditor.
Now don't you lliink No-To-liac worth a
trial, especially when you buy from your own
druggist under absolute guarantee of cure?
Get our booklet, "Don't Tobacco Spit and
Smoke Your Life Away," written guarantee of
cure and free sample, mailed lor the asking.
Address Sterling Remedy Co., Chicago or New
——______ USE
RYE iggv
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" The Beit It tht Cheepelt"
South Broadway
Opposite City Hall
Bargains of the Greatest Worth
Are to be found on our counters every day. Not in old and unseasonabl t
goods, but in new, fresh fabrics and garments, made for the present season -
Our buying power in the market enables us to make prices that are much
below those usually asked for same goods.
Wash Fabrics
Fine Line New Zephyr Ginghams, never sold before
for less than 12 l-2c; our price, a yard I 2**
New Lot Figured Dimities, excellent value at 8 1 -3c fJ? „
a yard; finer grades, a yard, at 12 1-2 C and lut
You will appreciate these values when you notice the quality of the goods.
(Second Floor)
Indigo, Gray and Mourning Wrappers, full sizes, well made, at the lowest
prices ever quoted on similar qualities as follows:
51.75 Wrappers now $1.00
1.25 Wrappers now 90
1.00 Wrappers now 75
75 Wrappers now 60
Come before the sizes are broken up.
Shirt Waists
(Second Floor)
20 Dozen Desirable Shirt Waists, Bishop Sleeves, well Z A '
made, and of good quality; would be cheap at 75c; now.. Olf L
La Fiesta Bunting
We are prepared to furnish La Fiesta Bunting of correct colors in any quan
tity at lowest prices—also Standard American Flags, all sizes.
Summer Suits
Just received complete line of late styles Summer Suits,
Dimities, Percales and Swiss, ranging in price, (jj*? CA
per suit, from $2.25 to Jp I tOll
As the warm weather approaches there is always more nr
less trouble in getting fresh eggs. We hope to overcome
this trouble and have arrangements made to supply our
customers with the freshest of eggs and at the lowest
market price. Selling today at i2V£c a dozen.
216 and 218 S. Spring St.
floor paint 1
I A Paint for Floors |
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