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In. P V*fc* I ■ ■BSSSISÎSEErfiÆK \ / yEARE glad to announce that almost Daily, we are receiving Fall and Winter Goods tromthc best Markets of America. V Jl You are personally invited to call and Examine our lines. It would certainly pay you to sec our most elegant line of Ladies Furs, Colleretts and Capes. Buying as we did, a large Sample line of High-Grade Underwear, we are prepared to offer both ladies and gentlemen these goods at a price that w ill be surprising, as we can sell them at Wholesale Cost—We are Sole Agents F-OR three of the best Clothing Houses in the Union. It is a pleasure to show such goods as we are oflerine in this Department- It will not cost you anything to see them. We can make clothing to fit any form. SHOES--SHOES! *v h ARK the Kxelumve Agents for several lines of the best shoes to he had in the Nation, and they are sold under a High Guarantee. If you are not phased m Price, lit and Wear of your shoes, then call on us for Ladies, Mens and childrens shoes, that will please you every way Goods bought from us may be returned, it found to be cheaper elsewhere. We fully [protect our customers in price« and goods Out of town Buyers are safe in sending their Mail Orders to us gamplas sent on application. e * Kiglit I reatmei it, Ric^lat Goods, W i 1 1 1 1 OUR MOTTO: i > ■fit % m wm Bank; Block, host wood, M ÎHS WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN, As Viewed by the Famous Ncswpnpcr Cor respondent James Creclman. Mr. Creelman lias known Mr. Bryan for years and entertains oppo site opinions on the Silver Question. —Emooit. From the New York Journal. Mr. Bryan is one of the least Im The com pulsive men iu America, mon idea of him is that he Is govern ed in all things by his emotions. Nothing could be further from the truth. Ills habit of mind Is orderly and deliberate, and lie is usually des. perately slow in making decisions. Of all the leaders of the Democratic Party as It exists today he is, per haps, more laborious and careful, more studious aud more suspicious of issues that originate in populur clamor than any other. This statement may surprise men who look upon Mr. Bryan as a mere passionate orator. But it is the sim ple truth. Ills political passions are passions of what he conceives to be principles. This is the key to the Bryan of today, tie is conservative rather than radical, fundamental rather than practical. Since his nomination In 189« Mr. Bryan lias grown graver, broader, deeper. lie has lost what there was in him of sectional feeling, and looks to the swarming East to help the South and West if) Its struggle against the abuses of corporate wealth in politics. He is more national in his point of view. Today lie seems to understand that a man may dis agree with him on the currency ques tion and yet be a sincere Democrat, accepting the party creed as a whole. Although I have not been a sup porter of Mr. Bryan, 1 am convinced by personal contact with him and my knowledge of what he has accom plished and is accomplishing now that three years hare changed him * I : is ail I V I tri Té ■ ma ! from ii sectional leader Inspired but enthralled by a single idea into a many sided, responsible statesman. Ills patient tact. Ii is courageous de votion to principle and his power of compelling confidence in Ills honesty arc gradually reuniting the Demo cratic party. Let no one be deluded by the Idea that Mr. llryan docs not understand party politics in all its ramifications. I should say that he is at tills mo ment the most astute politician in the United States. Think of the ex traordinary ability and knowledge rc <iuiied to hold in union the Demo cratic, Populist and Free Silver lie publican parties; think of a defeated candidate who can for three years, without power or place, hold the at tention of tile entire nation, speak boldly and without reserve on every public issue iu a time of constant and tierce excitement, and yet not make a single political blunder: in these tlirce years lie has become more mod erate in speech and less rhetorical, lie Is reasonable rattier than dictato rial. in I speak of him as a profound and masterful politician, because tiiat is the side of his character not generally understood. Neither Senator Hanna, President McKinley, David B. Illll Arthur P. Gorman or Richard Cro ker is in tlie same grade witli him as a party politician, rule without threats, without prom ise and without money. He is build ing up an organization that will com pare In completeness with any that lias existed since tlie Civil war. lie seems to lie Is determined that his party shall not go Into the next campaign in a fluid condition. If Mr. llryan lias a serious fault as a politician It is his inability to yield, or seem to yield. His personality is something phe nomlnal. He dominates everything about lilm. 1 n this respect lie unfor tunately resembles Mr. but, unlike Mr. Cleveland, the common sense of tbecommon pic. Mr. llryan T s deep religious con Cleveland. lie trusts pen vlctsons control him in Ills attitude toward the masses. He firmly be lieves that tlie band of God is always present in the affairs of men, and that it Is a part of the divine plan to work out every good thing through the average mind: in other words, through the majority. No unprejudiced man can travel through the various states today without recognizing the fact that Mr. Bryan is much strougcr and much more thinly intrenched in tlie confidence of tlie multitude than he was at any time during the last pres idential campaign, preme, unchallenged leader of his parly. Hut what has most impressed me the large and constantly increas ing following lie lias among business men now. ue is tlie su His refusal to engage in personal attacks on the president, liis decent and dignified manner of speech and bis opposition to a national policy of foreign adventure seem to broken down tlie prevailing distrust among legitimate bisluess men. The truth is that Mr. Bryan is today tlie great barrier against state socialism in America. Were it not for Ills un ceasing labors, Ids open and real sym pathy fur tlie millions who suffer In the sliaddow of remorseless corporate greed, and his power of convincing tlie desperate aud despairing that their cause can be won without over turning tlie present order of govern ment, state socialism would lie kin dled into life. Hundreds of thousands of men who look with kindly eyes upon govern ment confiscation of trusts as a relief for the present top-heavy, unequal condition of tlie nation have been drawn Into support of the Democrut have Is ie parly through their belief in Mr. Bryan's sincerity, great gulf. So long as tin conditions, tendencies and nltics of I lie republic existed t! were no signs of socialism t< Mr. llryan 's rise Into national power Is the last protest of old-fashioned of lie bridges original a oppori.u ere lie seen continental Americanism against tlie new order of tilings represented by McKInlcylsm,trusts and Imperialism. Much as I personally dislike and distrust tlie free silver idea, 1 am compelled by force of facts to recog nize in Mr. Bryan a really great man, a stubborn and mirom promising mistaken financial champion of ; policy, but a statesman and patriot who loves and believes in the plain people. said about Mr. Bryan's failure to make a national name and a great fortune as a lawyer, but it must lie Mu«ili l.as been written aud remembered that lie was only twenty three years old when lie wasadmllted to the bar in a small Illinois town, und that lie gave up tlie practice of law seven years later and entered upon a political career—yet twice during that period lie made himscl* self-supporting, once in Jackson and again after Ills removal to Lincoln. Besides that lie declined to accept a salary of ten thousand dollars a year from tlie Standard Oil Company, pre ferring to live more economically and fight against such overgrown corpora tions. Ile has a much more solid record as a lawyer and business President McKinley, no man lias ever been called upon to pay his debts, and I personally know that lie lias helped many an unfortu nate friend out of Ills troubles. Another fact about which lifts be come known about Mr. Bryan since 181»«— he cannot lie used by other men —lie is not weak or Invertebrate. He Is tlie master rallier than the servant man than ed . For one thing. of tlm.se who surround him. said In tile last campaign that if till» uninformed, It was Inexperienced youth from tlié prairies of Nebraska should be settled In the white house Ills every act would be dictated by cranks and fanatics. Hut today the whole nation can witness iu e.ery part of tlie country the evidence of thia man's indomitable will and •lucrabic courage. 1 am quite sure that If the iiucon next Democratic national platform should fall to meet his convictions he would decline to lie the Democratic candi date, although he would vote the Democratic ticket. My own judgment is that he will have no rival in the national tlou. and will be nominated by accla mation. conven It Is too soon to express a positive opinion regardinghlsclmnc«H of election. But I should say that, be Is much more popular than when lie was last a candidate, and that If tlie contest Is to be between Mr. Mc Kinley and Mr. Bryan tlie^ present prospect favors Mr. Bryan's election. It is a long look ahead, but ut tlie same stage of events preceding the last national conventions I succeed In demonstrating, to my own satis faction at least, Mr. McKinley's nom ination and election, and I do not fear to make a prediction now, with all tlie reserve arising from the fact that a prophet can never hope to he ■ as accurate as a historian. Jambs Ciikki.man, The Twentieth Centnry Fund which the Methodist chnrcb of the world I* raising for educational purposes will bo productive of great good. It iseattmat ed that it will reach $30,000,000. Bish ops Gal Iowa v and Chandler spoke la Atlanta a short time since and at that meeting raised $16,000. Highest price paid for Hen flan bp . Jones and Eates Bros', down town market.