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HAKE GOOD! Station and culture in life impose obligations upon their fortunate pos sessors, says the Catholic Telegraph. The high-born, affluent and educated are expected to lie models of conduct for the edification and emulation of their less-favored, neighbors. "Noltles se old fee." If social -position imposes obliga ions upon its holders, with much more reason does the profession of the Catholic faith require the professors to be exemplars of private virtue and pxjblic decency, in order that they may avoid giving scandal, and in order that their example may be jtn influ ,»noe for gojul in the community, llo ligion oblige. How Cat holies can indulge in the modern dance, with its lasciviously suggestive movements: or how Cath olic women can expose their persons in» the attire of the demi-monde, we cannot, lor the life of us, understand. Such conduct reflects, however unjust ly, upon the Church and upon the self respecting members o." the Fold. It is as mijusi as it is unbecoming. It is an abominable scandal. MARRIAGE WISDOM. Remember that on your wedding day you received a Sacrament, which, as long as you live, will give you grace to discharge.properly the duties, and bear bravely the burdens, of your married state. .Remember that this grace can be called into operation' by fervent and confiding prayer. Remember to give way to each oth er in little tilings and to be like a rock on the essentials, right and wrong. Remember that husbands and wives should be polite to each other, too. Don't save your manners for com pany. Remember to be careful whom you let visit you. A little couragfc saves great woes. If You Have Children: "When you tell a child to do a cer tain thing, no argument should change the verdict. If he disobeys, he must pay the penalty one way or another. Do not treat him with severity, but he may be deprived of some pleasure or-toy. In that way he will be made 10 understand. Don't punish him only because you are angry or your pride hurt. He will see and understand. Indulgent mothers, remember that you are treating unfairly and unldndlv the little ones that you love most of all. Your, kind of kindness is no kind ness at all. You are Very carofnl what tie pate into his liifle stomach. Watch jiisfas caVpftlllyvwTiatlrp puts into Wig brain. Help your child to be unselfish. There are enough of the other kind in the world. .« t. The .lails are crowded with those ,who, when young, had everything their own way. What later the law does in ways severe and harsh, you can do now with kindness and loving dis cipline. Put a-check rein on ^(©ar tem per. THE WfSDOM 01* +HE IGNORANT. At fiist sight the above title may canse a haughty smile, but an after thought may convince even the most doubtful that, there is, at least, some truth in the statement, writes Lord man. ilust as the ignorance of the edu cated very often proves to he a stum bling block for those who are less edu cated, so the wisdom of the compara tively ignorant is very often a revela tion for the highly educated. Refinement., culture, and education, if not the same thing, are at least, ulti mately related. We generally expect an educated man to be cultured and. refined mere cleverness may be .ex tremely repellent. v A certain amount of respect for the jBjtinion of another is generally the ifiOfct characteristic mark, of distinc tion found in a refined, cultured, and educated man. He will "air" his opin ions withbnf Using direct "verbal fists." If, in the heat of discussion and argument, he should forget himself and say things severely offensive, he ^nll prove his culture, learning, and refinement, by a chivalrous apology. The ignorant, who lack certain ac complishments,. are naturally preju diced, and crude, are somewhat shal low. But, these defects will not hin der them from taking the "number" of a man. i 'The common people, the so-called trasses," have, at times, a very keen iftfctinct for detecting the flaws of so called "leaders." .This practical wisdom Of the ignor ant is largely to blame for the bitter •wail which is heard throughout the iwdrld today—"Lack of respect for au thority." High-handed, irresponsible ruling Altd "bullying" will at one time or an 'other stir the wisdom of the masses. I- Those bitter class and race hatreds today are the lamentable work of ?'jl\am" leaders men who lead indeed, fjttt—lead astray. That fierce struggle between good aiW evil, that yearning- for the better nobler things, which, we are wit nessing today, was begun, not by edu cated "ignoramuses," but by noble hearted men and women who respect the practical wisdom Of the "ignor ant" db&ntrodden masses. THE EXAMPLE OF A DEVOUT CHRISTIAN MOTHER. On the Missouri and Pacific train out ofjj Kansas Cff.y some t^jwe ago was a mother and four children three girls and one hoy. They had !V1 JLLUII «LU- ITURsiMCil on their way to the Par West, where the husband and ffether had a claim which was to be their new home. The oldest girl appeared to be about four teen, and from that age they ranged down to the only boy,, a chubby little fellow about five. Their dress and manners showed that they had not been reared in the midst of luxury, Kni. Withal they were model children and scrupulously clean. The mother was thin, her face haggard from the worry of the long trip and the care of her precious little flock, for there were seven or eight long hours yet before the journey's end. It was after bedtime when the train left Kansas City, and the children were yawning and scarcely able to stay, awake. In fact the boy, the pet.of the family, had closed his eyes and was fast ap proaching "shut-eye town," while the next older tugged at him as she looked appealingly to her mother with an ex pression that was pitiful. He mustn't go to sleep vet, the others began whis pering amoug themselves, 'and then the mother, disregarding the curiosity of the other passengers, who sat in wonderment as they tried to divine the cause of so much whispering and strenuous effort t.o keep the least one awake, gathered her children around her. They occupied seats in the rear end of the car, holding a long seat which runs along the smoking com partment. Presently the cause of all this, ex citement was made plain—it "was bed time and they had not said their prayers. Quietly, modestly, without ostentation or display, yes even tim idly, the mother and her children knelt together at the long seat. They made the sign of the cross and said their evening prayers. Just for a few minutes and"*then they arose, the chil dren were made as comfortable as possible for the night, and soon all but the mother were asleep, while the traveling men with their grips, the business man with his worries, the women whose curiosity had been aroused, paid a silent tribute to the re ligion of all ages—the Catholic 'relig ion. W S A n o n y o n n The drive-along the lake shore of Chicago, in a comfortable limousine, was certainly a novelty to Nora Blake, and she gazed at the grand houses and wondered if it was all a dream. Perhaps she was in Won-, derland, she thought, and would wake up tomorrow and find herself back in the orphan asylum, so she decided to enjoy herself as well as she could today. Nora had been in the asylum since she was a little girl, but, remembered her mother visiting her from time to time bringing her pretty things' and reminding her that she must grow up •a lady no matter what her surround ings were. The sweet, gentle mother made a great impression on the child, and she tried to be ever faithful to her advice. Mrs. Blake often spoke of her school days and better circumstances of her young husband's untimely death, and of the poverty in which she was plunged. There was nothing left to do but place Nora with the kind Sisters who took such care of their little orphans, and then work for a living, with the hope of some day having a home for herself and her only child. A few years before the opening of our Story, Mrs. Blake died and Nora was left alone in the world. She had endeared herself to everyone around her and the nuns were loath to part with her but. when Mrs. Ainsley came seeking a nurse for her little daughter, Betty, and at Once took a fancy to Nora, the Mother Superior said they should make the sacrifice and. not stand in Nora's way when such a favorable offer \fas made. Mr. Ainsley was a well known mil lionaire and had an excellent repu tation, and although the family were not Catholics, Mrs. Ainsley assured the nuns that Nora would be perfect ly free to practice her religion, and promised that she could revisit her old home frequently and report how she was faring/ -j "Here we are," said Mrs. Ainsley, as the auto entered a" beautiful drive way leading to a palatial residence. "Oh, what a grand house!" exclaim ed Nora. "Am I really going to live here?" "Yes, afid here fs your little charge," she answered, as Betty came running out to ineet her mother. "Oh, what a darling!" cried Nora "I know shajl love her." She could not resist taking the gold en haired cherub into her arms, while Betty patted her cheeks with her two little fat handr and said, "You are very nice I Iike^you." "Wliat a beautiful- place I have come to," said Noria as she entered the hall. "Everybody and everything are just lovely." She did not hear the conversation that followed while she w$,s being taken to her room by one of the maids "Is that girl out of a home?" asked Mr. Ainsley. "She does not look like an orphan waif "Yes," answered fcfs wife, "she: is I was determined to try a good, pious girl we cbuld rely oA I am discour aged with the kind we have had to put up with, lately." "1 never trust that- pious sort," sneered Mr. Ainsley. "They are just the ones to run off with your jewels or something. I suppose they fix it up in confession, and are able to pay for the indulgence or pardon, or what ever they call it." A pained expression crossed his wife's beautiful face-r-beautiful indeed if was, but a shadow rested upon it, and any one who watched her closely could see that some sorrow was hang ing over what seemed an ideal, ex istence* .-, 4" in, the Ainsley family and was loved by every one for her sweet, gentle ways aftd ladylike manner. Mr. Ains ley came in little contact With her, so could hardly be included in her ad mirers. He was the only one in the house of whom Nora stood in awe, so she kept out of his way as much as possible. Her only real grief was the total absence of religion in the fam ily. She herself was privileged with an early, daily Mass and Holy Com munion, and Betty began to question her about what "going to church" meant. One day shfe summoned up courage enough to ask Mrs. Ainsley: "May I speak to Betty about .fesus? I know you would not want me to make her a Catholic, but yon surely believe in Jesus, and I would loVe" to tell Betty about Him." Mrs. Ainsley looked tery eonfused and Nora thought her annoyed, but she answered: "Yes, you may talk tdf her about Him, but be careful. I would rather Mr. Ainsley did not know it." Shortly after this, Betty's birthday arrived, and was spent with great re joicing. Among the htany gifts she received was a curiously carved gold necklace sent by a favorite uncle and Hdniired by every One. Even Mr. Ains ley was struck by its beauty, and was examining it closely near his desk in the library where all the presents were displayed. The next morning Nora went to early Mass as usual, and on her re turn found great excitement in the house. Mrs. Ainsley was collecting the presents to put them where they belonged, and noticed that the neck lace was missing. "Nora was the only one around here this morning," said Mr. Ainsley. "She is probably the culprit." "You don't mean to say she stole it?" exclaimed his wife. "Why not?" he am werdfrjt "Didn't I warn you against her?' On being questioned. Nora confess ed her ignorance of the necklace and joined in the general search. They looked everywhere that it could pos sibly or. impossibly be, and the day passed rather miserably, for from Mr. Ainsley's unguarded remarks suspi cion was settling on Nora. The poor young girl w6ht to her room as soon as she could be alone, and with all the faith she could mus ter, she begged St. Anthony to find the missing necklace. From a box of treasures she dearly loved she took a picture of St. Anthony and before it lit her First Communion candle, then went downstairs with a brave heart. Mr. and Mrs. Ainsley were talking ex citedly in the library, but. Nora ven tured in and said respectfully: "I've been thinking, ma'am, that perhaps you never heard how St. An thony finds things for people if they pray to him and promise to give some bread to the poor in thanksgiving." "I'll have none of this nonsense in my house," angrily retorted Mr. Ains ley. "You've probably taken the neck lace and want to use this trickery in restoring it, now that you are fright ened." Nora looked up pained and sur prised, but answered meekly "You may punish me after if you wish, sir, but surely it is worth try ing. I. will say the ..players if you promise the bread." 7 Mr. Ainsley agreed? the promise was made,- and the search began again, hut seemingly without any better re sult. "You have not searched your deflfe, sir." said Nora timidly. How could it get in my desk?" he said. "But let us look anyway." There was no sign of it there, and Mr. Ainsley was about to cloise it when Nora asked still more timidly: "Is there no secret drawer, sir?" With a strange look of suspicion, Mr. Ainsley opened a secret drawer and there was the necklace! Nora dropped on her knees at once to thank St. Anthony, but Mr. Ainsley looked at her angrily and said: ...... "So you even know the secret draw er of my desk! Nothing can be safe with such a thief in the house. I'll telephone for the police at once." Nora looked at him with a calm ex pression on her ^sweet, inrtocent face and (juickly said: "But you'll keep your promise about giving the bread to the poor, will you not?" She walked meekly away to her room, and did riot notice Mrs. Ains ley following her, nor hear Mr. Ains ley say gruffly to his wife: "Follow that girl and see what she's about." Nora rushed into her room, not wait ing to close the door after her, and Mrs. Ainsley saw to her surprise the candle burning and a picture that made her heart beat. She entered as Nora knelt in thanksgiving, and, very excited, took up the picture hastily, looked at. the back and read with tear ful eyes: "To dear Helen from her friend, Honora Elwood. Souvenir of retreat at St.. Anthony's academy." "Whore did you get this picture? she asked. Poor Nora wondered if she was to be accused of stealing it, hut simply said: "My mother gave it to me and told me to keep it always. It was given to her by a friend of hers she dearly loved, and after whom I was named only the nuns shortened my name to Nora." Mrs. Ainsley uttered an agonizing "Ohj my God!" then fell on her knees, buried her head in her hands and sob bed bitterly. At this moment a maid appeared with the message that Mr Ainsley wanted Nora in the library immediately, so she stole out and went down to confront her master, trying hard to be calm and ready for what ever was in store for her. When Nora entered the library, half expecting a policeman ready to hand cuff her, she was surprised to see Mr Ainsley come forward in almost a friendly way and to hear him speak as he never spoke before.. "Nora, I have an explanation to make. It just dawned on me that yesterday, when I was examining Bet ty's necklace near my desk, I was suddenly called away and dropped it into the. drawer which has a secret spring, and forgot all about it. I have wronged you in suspecting that you stole it and would like to make THE CATHOLIC BULLETIN, MARCH 26, 1921 EDUCATIONAL FINANCIAL i •mi J. c. POOLE, President JAS. A. KOBB, Vice-President J. C. McGlLVERY, Vice-President C. B. HOEL. Cashier F, S. MALLEY, Assistant Cashier The Miners National Bank BVGI.ETH, MINN. Capita! and Surplna. *55,000.00 General Banking and Insurance Q. A. WHITMAN, President R. M. CORN WELL, Cashier THE FIRST RATIONAL BANK OF EVELETH EVELETH, MINN. Capital and Surplus, 1100,000.00 Your Bu*iueti» Iavlted Hi IHIIWIHIHIIIIIIIHHIIIimilllllllllHHI HIBBING, MINN. a jfifim giif iifii i Hfsimfsnm'i "gff s i if RYAN BROS. TRANSFER AND FUEL HIBBING, MINN. Auto Transfer Duluth and All Range Town* 807 Tblrd Avenue Phone 1412 A N U A U E S O SWEATERS, HOSIERV, KTC* FlfUlirr'N Knitting' Worsted, DULUTH College of St. Scholastica DULUTH, MINN. University* Affiliation Standard College Courser School* Commercial and Preuaratory Course#*. on Mi usic, Art, Elocution iiiiiniiinninnniiiiiHiiiniiHiimiimiiiHniiiiiniiinninniiiiiH VIRGINIA, MINN. I iirj Han Exchange National Bank VIRGINIA, MINN. Capital and Surplu*, (ISO,000.00 Member Federal Reserve Bank SAFETY BOXES FOR RENT I EVELETH, MINN. UN- sorted colors, *."• per Ilunk All Kinds ol' Yarn for Hand Knitting1 Nelson Knitting Mills Co. 210.1 W. Superior St., Dulutii, Minn. "Oh, please, sir," exclaimed Nora, with a radiant smile on her lovely face, "don't think of anything like that. I have had my reward in be ing falsely accused its Christ was, and think it a great favor to resem ble Him." Mr. Ainsley looked puzzled, for this, wan a new kind.of reasoning to him. 'Well, we shall. see' about that lat ter," ho. said, "but tell me, what made' you think of the secret drawer—did you know it was there?" "No, sir," answered Nora, "but something put, it into iny mind that there might be one. I think—I think it was St. Anthony." At this moment a maid came into the room and said excitedly: "Excuse me, sir, but there is some thing the matter with Mrs. Ainsley, and I thought I had better tell yoii. She is in Nora's room, crying." Mr. Ainsley and Nora hastened up stairs and they found Mrs. Ainsley Sobbing as if to break her heart and clasping the picture of St. Anthony. "What is the matter, Honora?" ask ed her husband in amazement, and re ceiving no reply turned to Nora and said: "Do you know anything about this?" "I only know, Sir," she answered, "that Mrs. Ainsley came to my room where I had a candle burning before this picture, and she seemed excited about it. Just then you sent for me, sir, and that is all I know." Mrs. Ainsley was gradually becom ing calmer, and between her sobs told her pitiful tale. "Oh, Edgar! This fB the picture I gave Helen Waring at school, and the sight of it has brought back all ray past life and the terrible wrong I have done. Yes, Nora," she replied to her look of astonishment, "your mother and I were school friends, and I was a good Catholic then. Helen made a foolish marriage against every one's advice—married a poor man and drifted away from all her old friends —and I—well, I made a fashionable marriage and gave up my religion for it. But I have suffered every day, and more than ever since you asked me to teach Betty what I should have taught her long ago. Oh, Nora, you have saved me at last, and you are dear Helen's daughter and must be mine from this day." She ltissed Nora affectionately afid the dear child was overcome with joy. Little Betty came running along to see what was the matter, and was wild with delight when her mother said: "Betty, Nora is going io bfc -Fto*? big sister after this." v Mr. Ainsley had, turned his back on a scene that wasAoo much for his self control. "There must be something solid in that religion after all!" he mutter ed to himself. When Mrs. Ainsley came to him, raying firmly, "Edgar, I must return to my church and take Betty with me." to her amazement, he made no objec tion whatever, but said very earnest ly, "I think you must take me with you, too, Honora." There was a joyful family party that night, and Nora was assured of love and protection for the rest of Tier life. "Just think of all that St. Anthony found today!" she gladly exclaimed. "First the liecklace," said Betty con- U E LATH, SHINGLES AND GOAL Wholesale an»l. 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Our missionaries are sending heartrending letters beseeching the aid of Catholics for the poor Chris tians that crowd at their doors beg ging for a few grains of rice to save them from perishing. Shall we deny their appeals? Bishop Massi, O. F. M, of Central Shensi, China, says in regard to the dreadful conditions prevailing in his Vicariate, and for the relief of Which he begs even the smallest alms: "I have supreme confidence in the goodness of the American Catholics. If they could view with their own eyes the present distress of, the in habitants of North China, they would see horrors that are beyond their wild est imagination. Truly the Sacred Heart will recompense those who come to aid of a people He ha® see® fit to afflict so heavily." Citation Ex. of Final Aeeouni. STATE OF MINNESOTA. COUNTY 8X8!™ TIMBBR Inferior Ffrifoli of All Kind* fend your pltmm to u* for FW'* Duluth Lumber Co. 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The State of Minnesota to All whom It May Concern: On reading and filing1 the petition of the representative of said estate, pray ing that the Court iix a time and place for examining, adjusting: and allowing his Final Account, and for the assign ment of the residue of said estate to the persons thereto entitled: It Is Ordered, That said petition b? heard and lhat all persons interested in said matter be cited and required to appear before this Court, on Mon day, the 18th day of April, 1021, at 10 o'clock A. M.. or as soon thereafter as s&id matter can be heard, at the Pro bate Court Rooms in the Court House in the City of St. Paul, in said County, and show cause, if any they have, why said petition should not be granted and that this citation be served by nubli cation thereof in The Catholic Bulle tin according to law, and by mailing a copy of this citation at least 14 days before said day of hearing, to each of the heirs, devisees and legatees of said decedent, whose names and addresses apnear from the files of this Court. Witness, Lhe Judge of said Court, this 21st day of March A. I")., in21 K. W. BAZTLr.R, Judge of Probate. (Seal of Probate Court. Attest: F. W. Gosewiseh, •*,.. .• Clerk of P*oh£ie, HtTRLRV & HtTBLKV, Attyw. THE GAS AND ELECTRIC supply is reliable be cause you are served by .- St. Paul's Gas & Electric da. SERVICE FLAGS ladgM, Banners, Buitoni GBfeU Pins WetUm Bad|» i Narjltr Pi. »w WABASHA ST. ST. PAUL Several letters have ccmje of late from Dutch New Guinea, to which no tice has been drawn the appoint ment of Mgr. Aerts, S. H., who was. formerly an apostle in the Philip pines, to be' Vicar Apostolic of its mis sions. New Guinea, or Papua, was formerly divided among Holland, Ger many and England, Holland possess ing the larger part. The natives are extremely primitive and the head hunters present a terrifying appear ance. But the missionaries have gain ed a firm foothold- there, and would progress faster if well supplied with means. Father Van den Kolk says: "The missions of Dutch New Guinea have no other income hut the gifts of Catholics and a small subsidy of the government for the schools. Before the war, we were poor, but now it is impossible to pay all the expenses for food, clothing, etc., of the thirty-six missionaries and seventy catcehists, and the necessaries of eighty church es and chapels for the l.'.Oftf) Catho lics. For the year 1920. we have a deficit of $4,000. The coining jear, the first of the admintetrattbn^of Mgr. Aerts, will be no better. "We have therefore painful pros pects regarding our creditors and they will make trouble i£ wje cannot, pay our debts. That's why I take the lib erty of asking help." NATIVE PRIEST WRITES TOpCHi ING LETTER. v T*6 ?6ars ago an American Bifth op founded a Burse for the support in perpetuity of a student in the sem inary of East Cochin China. The first beneficiary of his charity recently ad dressed him the following letter, which he kindly communicated to us and which we are sure will interest our readers: Dai-an, Nov. 1, i980. Right Reverend and dear Bishop: Oh the occasion of the af)proachihg great feast, of Christmas your most humble servant begs to offer you an other proof of .his sincere gratitude and his most devoted affection. May our dear Lord Jesus hear the pray ers I address to Him every day that you may remain safe^and sound for a very long time and that all your works may receive the blessings, of Heaven. In my former letter I tuld you of my promotion to Minor Orders and of I 49 SO. EIGHTH STREET COMMERCIAL "MERCANTILE THE H. C. MEINING CO. Bufen •ml sbippera of HAY, OATS, FLOUR and FEED 311-316 Fidelity Building, Duluth. Miu, Write Us for Quotations 3SL FURNITURE. RUGS. DRAPERIES Stoves 6 Crockery Furnishings for Hotels, Cluba Banks, Etc. Estimates Cheerfally (Hriv Write Us ESKsnBrnKl DULUTH, MINN. STflHE-QgBEim-WEtlS^11 IM£jQJfc.XERS, MANUFACTURED n AND JOBBERS vV-' v-DaIuth, MinnesottF' BRANCHES: 4 -H Minneapolis, Minn. Fargo, N. D. Grand Forks, N* IK Minot, N. D. Billings, Mont. Great Falls, Mont. Missoula, Mont. ?--r Butte, Montana RAMER'S CHOCOLATE? IXCOMPARABLE wra-m. COMPANY Duluth—Superior-^Minneapoli# Distributors. Rational Iras Co. ENGINEERS AND tKfttafactiiH^ MACHINERY STRUCTURAL STEEL DULUTH, MINN. MISSION FIELDS^' my hope that I would soon receive si)b-deac6bship. But as the time of the ordination was drawing near I fell suddenly very ill, and, for a time, there was no thought of preparing for ordination, but for an imminent death. My body became emaciated, my longs were affected and I was spit ting large quantities of blood. When all human means, to restore me to health were apparently exhaust ed, I turned my eyes to God, and, with the assistance of one of my follow students, I begged the Sacred Heart of Jesus to extend His infinite mercy on. me and to deliver me from the threatening danger. At the same time I made a solemn promise that, if my prayer was granted, I would conse crate my whole life to promote the de votion to the Sacred Hfeart in' all ChHstiain souls and familfes. It. was not nine days after I had made the promise when all danger of death began to disappear. I was soon restored to a perfect health and re ceived the holy orders of sub-deacon ship artd deaconsh*ip. I hope that with in one year 1 will be ordained a priest, and will have the happiness to ascend the altar of God. May request you, my-Lord, to help Rie thank Heaven for such signal fa vors and obtain the grace that I.may be faithful to my promises .ai(d that the blessings of God may neVer be be stowed on me in vain. Begging of you to grattt me also your blessing, I remain, Most respectfully'yours, PAUL CAN. THEN AND NOW. n3" The growth of the Church in the United States is due, principally, to missionary labor. We are now enjoy ing their fruits, and We are deeply concerned that the harvest should in crease. And that it is increasing in an amaz ing manner is shown by recent sta tistics. A century ago there was only one bishop in the great republic, fifty priests and 40,000 Catholics. Now there are three cardinals, fif teen archbishops, ninety bishops, 20, 000 priests agd more than 23,000,000 Catholics, including all places under the American flag. It is believed that from thirty to fifty thousand persons are converted every year. These glorious figures should remind us that we owe a duty to the missions in other countries. Freely we have received let lis freely give in return. Baldwin, Emerson, Gabler, Hamil ton, Hazelton, Davenport & Traacy PIANOS Columbia Grafonoias -ifriKl Records p-il Musical Instruments Sheet Musi(p ''0:,- EVERYTHING RERTAtNING TO MUSIC --Jx HURLEY-MOREN-FRANK CO., A (MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.