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All thft most progressive statrs In
the union ore republican states. Keep
Nebraska In tbe front row. ,
Nebraska stands ready to furnish the
rice presidential timber for both big
party tickets In the coining national
Nebraska, and Its Immediate vicinity
can safely defy the world to show up
a better brand of autumn weather than
it la now enjoying.
Third-termers In the pen can have
their good time as well as tbe third
termers out of the pen so says .the
Michigan supreme court
Everyone wants to live in a beautiful
City. Any city can be made beautiful
if all the people who live In it will exert
themselves to make It beautiful.
Nearly a million immigrants have
come to the United States from foreign
shores within the past 'year. ' The
United States Is big enough, however,
to take care of them all without over
The M. Gs. of Nebraska and all the
other states of the union will organise
at the capital of the United 8tutes on
November 9. The P. Ms. of Nebraska
will organise In the city of Lincoln next
The Lincolu Journal is very much ex
ercised editorially over the campaign in
Now York. It is very careful, how.
ever, to keep its editorial columns free
of any comment on the campaign
Interesting development In the Ship
building trust ca mo are expected when
Mr. Schwab goes on the stand to give
his own testimony. The more light we
have on the crooked combines the bet
ter for the public.
The republican state convention en
dorsed Roosevelt for 1004 In its plat
form declarations. The best way for
Nebraska republicans to emphasis this
endorsement Is to roll up a bigger ma
jority than ever for the candidates on
tbe state ticket.
'- - -
Superintendent Fcarso enlightened
meeting of educators at Lincoln lust
week with his. views ou tbo business
side of the work of the school super I n
tendent and principal. Ho could have
given some much more valuable Int
ers on a political side of the superin
tendent's work as exemplllied by his
own experience.
The ettrtaliis ' Industry nud railway
iine:wte-, w'.io ure emlonvorlng to
fabricate itlstra hr the adoption of a
H!Icy of sntnninry retrenchment, are
not likely to accomplish their purpose.
The calamity f'tmpalpn tney have In
.'iiijrur.ited Is too transparci.t to deceive
the American people.' There Is doubt
less ;t community of Interest among
stock Jobbing trust magnates to act In
concert In liny plan to restore popular
confidence In their Inflated securities,
but that cannot bs accomplished by
nrtlllclul depresKiou of the labor Mar
ket through the discharge of wage
workers and the closing of mills, fac
tories antl mints.
Mlillc It wns to have been expected
that extensions nnd Improvements of
roadways would be checked snd cur
tailed with the approach of winter,
there Is no rational excuse for the pro
posed wholesale rilsciiarge of railway
employes under pretext of enforced
economy. There never .vas a time since
the first mile of railroad was built when
railroads have been n prosperous as
they are today. The year l!K(2 was re
garded as a record-breaker In railroad
earnings, but the (rear 1903 will even
excel Its predecessor. A few examples
will suffice.'
The annual statement of the Bur
lington railroad rystem. Just made
public, shows an increase of gross earn
ings over the preceding year of
$S,S48,i:i3 and n net increase amount
ing to ),ft&l,.3(i. In other words, after
paying $8,83 1,370 interest on the Joint
Burlington collateral bonds, of which
12 were Issued for every dollar of
stock, nnd after paying dividends on
the stock not deposited as collateral,
the company has a surplus of $4,491,
337, or nearly 4& per cent on $100,-
The Illinois Central, which held Its
annuul meeting last week, makes an
almost equally favornble showing.
President Stuyvesant Fish Is quoted as
saying: "The business of the country
is so good thnt there can be no further
serious decline in railroad securities.
This company expects to do an enor
mous business this winter." Vice
President Harahan of the Illinois Cen
tral, reviewing the future outlook Is
quoted as saying: "There does not
seem to bo anything in the condition
of the country to warrant a prediction
of hard times. On the contrary, the
outlook Is most favorable. A readjust
ment is going on that will be beneficial
for the country. The gross earnings of
all the railroads have vastly Increased
within the last two years, although the
cost of operation has increased propor
tionately." President Ingalls of the Big Four de
clares that the Big Four is earning a
sufficient sum to pay the operating ex
penses snd fixed charges and to leave
a surplus, and he can see no indication
In the falling off of the volume of
frelsrht trfH I
At the annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Irenver & Itio Grande
last week the directors were congratu
lated upon the splendid . financial ex
hibit and bright prospects of future
These reports indicate clearly that
the general laying off of railway em
ployes on the great railroad systems Is
preconcerted not because retrenchment
has become imperative, but for creating
general discontent In the ranks of labor.
It Is given out cold from Wall street
that J. Plerpont Morgan and other cap
tains of industry and their allies, the
railway magnates propose to inaugu
rate a policy that will stop at nothing
to defeat Theodore Roosevelt for presi
dent, with this end in view w
told they will continue to make the
most of the bear movement In the mar
ket in order to discredit him with the
people, as they have In the past, and
they will leave no stone unturned to
Injure hi in with the financial powers.
iirgpnnmng to ft question why the
leaders of Wull street wuut to down
Roosevelt, Mr. Woodlock. the editor of
the Wall Htreet Journal, made this
amount which It proposed to pay Colom
bia lor the concessions asked, $ 10,000,
000, is liberal. It is of course no con
cern of the United States what Colom
bia may demand of the French com
pany. If that government can squeese
a few millions out of the company well
and good, but this country should not
Increase to the extent of a dollar the
proposed Indemnity, which Is several
millions more than was originally pro
posed and Is ample. If what Is re
ported as to the attitude of the presi
dent Is correct he can bo depended upon
to firmly adhere to it and undoubtedly
ho will be sustained by congress.
Although a little late, the opening of
tho Iowa Htate Women's Christian Tem
perance union's crusade against the
soda fountiilu habit may have some
good effect if uothlug more than In pav
ing tho way for unother cure-ail nos
trum that will supplement the sure
cures for the alcohol habit, the opium
habit aud the piuk tcu habit.
They do not like such Independence as
he demonxtrated In the coal atrlke and In
the Northern Becurltloe matter. The
hove what I call the "court circular" prena
of the street, city and atate hehirM th.
but I doubt whether they will win. The
best Indication that they will fall lu
the future Is that they have failed
In the past. Their opportunity are grow
ing leas day by day. All danger of a panic
U over. There will be failures, of course,
within the next year, but they will be
spurauic. j ne recent rulliires cannot ha
iaia si mo door of Mr. Roonevelt. Thev
are due to a market glutted with aeourltles
una overcapitalization by stock watering.
Manifestly the calamity campaign
Inaugurated in Wall street Is fully un
derstood In New York and will be dis
counted by the whole country long be
fore the presidential campaign of 1004
V;e are fast approaching an epoch
making year for Nebraska nnd Omaha.
On the 80th day of May, 1854, Nebraska
became nn orgMiIzed territory by act of
congress and during the succeeding
summer the town site was staked out
and the first settlement by white men
made within the area of the present
city of Omaha.
It requires no argument to impress
tho people who now constitute the citi
zenship of Nebraska's metropolis with
the der.lrablllty of commemorating In
an appropriate manner the laying of the
keystone of tho great mld-contlnenl
city. The only question before us Is
how to commemorate and when to be
gin the preparatory work for a suitable
celebration. These questions will have
to bo considered aud discussed by the
men and women of Omaha in all the
walks of life, beginning with the pio
neers and ending up with the younger
generation upon whom Omaha relies to
continue the tnsk undertaken and suc
cessfully carried out by the founders.
The field for commemorative work la
broad. It includes the compilation of
fifty years of Titanic labor and progress
and such possibilities as a 'ubllce mon
ument to the pioneers, a museum col
lection of mementoes of pioneer home
life and settlement with the Incidental
struggles In blnr.Ing the path of civiliza
tion across the continent and forging
the links that bind the people of the
Taclfic Coast with those of the Atlantic
seaboard by electric telegraph and the
Taclflc railroad.
While the initiative for the celebra
tion of Omaha's jubilee properly bo
longs to the first settlers who still sur
vive aDd are Justly entitled to front
places, no time should be lost in im
provising plans for the co-operation of
all the various commercial, industrial,
benevolent and social organizations.
Omaha never hac done things by halves
and It is scureely necessary to appeal to
Its civic pride to make its semi-centennial
m nlversary a mile-stone in its history.
vbw or ova busdb abroad.
The tnnual report of the register c;
tbe treasury makes the interesting
statement that only about $4,000,000 of
United States bonds are lu the hands of
foreigners. ' While the amount held by
foreign banks snd Investors is in excess
of this, all but the sum etated is depos
ited ill this country. It appears that the
largest holders of our bonds reside lu
Cuba, where more than oue-baif of the
individual owners live. France and
England come second and third, respec
tively, in the list of foreign Individual
owner of our national bonds, each
country reporting about $300,000. Ger
man Investors hold only $41,000 worth
of our securities.
The report says of the fact that prac
tically the ent'-e outstanding indebted
ness of the United States government,
aggregating something like $030,000,000,
is he'.d here, that it Is a remarkable in
stance of tho patriotic faith ef the
American peoplo In the financial stabil
ity of the government It would be
strange Indeed If there was not such
faith. No other country surpasses the
United States In resources, while the
policy that has prevailed during the last
forty years has promoted the rapid de
velopment of national wcaltfc and en
abled this nation to attain a h!gber stan
dard of credit jan Is enjoyed by any
other country. There are national se
curities that pay a higher interest rate
than those of the United States, but
there are none that are safer.
of the expr'nicntlng amateurs, pro
ducing phologrsplis of people with
hands nnd feet Mger than their bodies,
or of horses which seem to hare
grown nil Into head, are teadily re
called. Photographs that have been
doctored turning the mid-day sun Into
a midnight moon, or superimposing dis
tant objects one upon the other are by
no means a rarity. The snm and sub
stance of It all Is that tbe camera can
bo made to Me Just as easily as the
sketch artist and that the veracity of
photography depends as much upon the
photographer as upon tbe Instrument
employed. An honest photographer can
produce an honest picture, presenting
things precisely as they are, while a dis
honest photographer will have no dif
ficulty In calling his srt to aid bis ras
cality. Moral: Before you believe what you
see in a photograph find out who made
the negative and who printed the picture.
Pledges are being exacted from the
sophomores in various colleges and uni
versities to refrain from hazing the poor
freshmen. The trouble with tbesy
pledges Is that the present sophomores
will have benn moved up to be Juniors
by next year and the next crop of hut
lug exploits will be perpetrated by the
poor freahuicu who are this year the
victims. It will take an endless chain, of
pledge to eradicate hating once and
for all.
A coiamltfe of business men from
the river cltlea on the upper Mississippi
will be sent to congress at Its next ses-
sion . to present a memorial and lobby
for an appropriation of $13,000,000 for
the Iruproveut-nt of the. np;er Missis
sippi. The lower Mlsslssiiipl lobby
may ba couuted on to ask for twice that
'amount The cities along the Big
Muddy will probably be satisfied with
p,0ft,00Q, mors or leeav
According to reports from Washington
our government will not entertain the
idea of a larger ptyment to Colombia
for the canal fi.w.chlse. It is stated
tliut President Roosevelt will not con- j
sent to xnny modification of the terms; in
the treaty which the Colombian senate
rejected and that the haggling over the
price to be paid for tho .franchise will
be treated with complete Indifference.
The Washington correspondent of the
New York Times remarks that there Is
reason to believe that the prcsldeut has
made his determination clear lu s way
to be understood by tbe canal company
aud Colombia may squeeze a few mil
lions out of tbe stockholders In France,
since there Is understood to bo a disposi
tion In France to pay something to have
the matter settled.
It would be a reproach to our govern
ment to dicker with Colombia over this
matter and even were, the sdmlulstra
tiou inclined to do- so it can be cunfl
dently assumed that', cvngress) would
not permit it The treaty negotiated
with the southern republic ,1s entirely
fa'.C Sa4 Just ' Li lis Urius tuxd. the
The Army and Navy Register calls
attention to the fact that a s.-rious of
ficial shock has been administered to tho
Integrity of photography by the op
ponents of a plan advocated in a gov
ernment report relating to certain guns
and their carriages, which the officer
stoning the same had illustrated co
piously to re-enforce his arguments.
The camera had come to be regarded
as the most authentic means of record
and to be so firmly established in pub
lic confidence as to threaten the trans
formation of official reports and other
documents iuto profusely embellished
picture lKoks.
In the example In question, however.
the critics insist that the photographs
havo been specially taken from such dis
creet positions as to exaggerate the tie
fects of their cause and to minimize
the faults on tbe other side of the ques
tion. They go so far as to say, an to
cite the authority of experts, that a
photograph may be so taken as to mis
represent entirely actual conditions to
the support of oue sldo and to the dis
advantage of another, and that two sets
of photographs taken with a premedl
tuted puiiose may be made to prove
exactly opposite conditions. Apprehen
slon Is expressed that the likely result
of this controversy Is to be to call s bait
on the indiscriminate uso of the camera
and Jts productions as adjuncts aud ap
pendixes of government publication
Worse than thatthe veracity of pho
tography is likely to he impeached for a
great many uses for which the camera
was supposed to be infallible.
Any one who has, ever had anything
to do with photography knows that the
negatives can fee made to turn out the
inoet distorted views of the objoct por-
IrujtJ- TUe wjcJtrful acbiereiacnU
The creation of trust companies, such
as those Baltimore concerns which
have gone into the bands of receivers,
has been very marked during the past
few years. Some of these financial In
stitutions are undoubtedly sound and
are conducted upon right business prin
ciples, but that this is not true of all
of them is quite conclusively shown bH
the Baltimore failures aud It is not
surprising that this experience has sug
gested the question whether these trust
companies should not be placed under
federal supervision. Although the com
panies operate under state charters and,
like state banks, have no direct rela
tions with the national government, it
is yet thought that they might be re
quired to make certain reports to the
bureau of corporations, in order that a
restraining Influence may be applied to
prevent injudicious and reckless handling
of the funds entrusted to them.
It Is stated that tbe bureau of cor
porations has already considered the
general question of the government
having some sort of supervisory power
over trust companies as well as other
corporations acting In tho capacity of
banks, but doubt Is expressed os to
whether under the law tbe bureau of
corporations possesses the authority to
require reports of business operations
from trnst companies. It is pointed out
that the bureau has to deal entirely
with corporations engaged In Interstate
commerce: and while It Is t,rue that tbe
trust companies loan money In adjoin
ing states, it Is a question whether this
makes them subject to tbe law under
which tbe bureau of corporations will
A treasury official is quoted as saying
that it would be desirable for the gov
ernment to have a hand In the super
vision of large trust corporations, even
if It amounted to nothing more than to
receive regular statements of the na
rare or the business being done. The
difficulty, however, In the way of this
Is the limitation which the constitution
places upon the authority of the gen
eral government in regard to corpora
tions. It can reach none but such as
are engaged in commerce between tho
several states or with foreign countries.
It would be a very broad construction
of this provision of the constitution that
should extend its operation to the trust
That the ruestion of supervision of
these companies Is important will be
understood from the fact that accord
ing to the Inst reports to tho Treasury
depnrtment, which gave returns from
only twelve states, there were 417 trust
companies whose total resources
amounted to nearly $2,K).000,000. Cor
porations having such vast financial
power ana responsibility certainly
ought to be subject to some sort of su
pervision and the states that charter
these companies and in which they do
business should provide for properly
supervising their operations. The Balti
more failures have clearly shown that!
there Is recklessness In the affairs of
somo of these concerns and there Is
some reason to fear that this Is so gen
eral as to constitute a very real danger.
Mr. Frederick W, Seward, the name
of whose distinguished father Is forever
associated with the acquisition of
Alaska by the United States, says In
communication to the New Y'ork
Tribune that both nations are to be
congratulated upon the boundary de
cision. The Americans sre to be con
gratulated that their title Is reaffirmed
and uo lunger disputed as to the region
which they bought from Russia and
which has been held snd occupied by
them and the Russians before them
ever since the day of Its first discovery.
The British sre to be congratulated
that they did not win their contention.
nor even stubbornly Insist upon it to
tbe point of a deadlock. 'To have ob
talned possession writes Mr. Seward,
of a harbor and town built owned and
occupied by Americans for thirty years
would have been to England a most
unprofitable victory. Skagway would
then have beeu between Great Britain
and the United States what Strasburg
has beeu between France and Ger
many, a perpetually rankling thorn. It
would have put an end to that Interna
tlonal friendship on which both nations
are building such high hopes."
It will be well if this rational view
shall ho Impressed upon tbe Canadians,
who are still manifesting resentment,
though they ought to see that this is
wholly useless so far as the United
States is concerawd- Tbe people of the
Dominion should reallz that by no pos
sibility can they gain a ay thing by find
Ing fault with the boundary decision,
while there Is danger of , creating
among Americans a feeling that would
not be conducive to neighborly good
will. "The Alaska boundary decision,"
says Mr. Seward, "seems s guarantee
of perpetual peace between Grea
Britain and the United States and thu
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ress and civilisation worthy of the open
ing of the twentieth century."
Works Everywhere.
Baltimore American.
Ths western adage, "Never run when
you're rattled," applies to the nnanclal
world as well as elsewhere.
Mas 1 feat Destlar.
Chicago Tribune.
The day will come when, to paraphrase
Cecil Rhodes' famous expression, the map
of North Amor lea will be all red, white
and blue. No man can tell vhen that day
will come, but come it will.
Woatl More Hoaest Than Mrs.
Milwaukee Journal.
The number of women now employed In
business and confidential positions which
offer opportunities to dishonesty Is very
great, but It Is rarely that any embetxle
ment, defalcation or breach of trust 1 4
committed by them. This Is perhaps to be
explained largely by the absence among
women of many of the temptations to
which men so often lay themselves open
and also In 'great measure by that sensi
tiveness as to reputation, which Is more
acute among women than among men.
Asaerlean Dlploanatle Representative
Haa Achieve Popularity.
C. VI. Pepper In New York Independent.
Tellow fever epidemics In the paat and
the torrid beat of Rio Janeiro have pro
duced a peculiar condition with reference
to the dlplomatlo representatives of the
foreign countries. The members of the
dlplomatlo corps live throughout tho year
at Petropolls, twenty-five mile away. Ths
ferry boat takes an hour across the bay
and then there Is another hour climb
ing tbe mountain on ths cog rail
way. Many Brasillan families also have
their summer homes at Petropolie. yet
the dlplomatlo corps la In a stats of al
most complete Isolation from the people
of Bio d Janeiro, socially and In every
other way. Probably in no nation in the
world Is there so little contact with ths
national life of the country to which they
are accredited.
Tola Is not gooi either for the countries
is Step enward la ths march of prog-' iteUo Wis,
represent or far Brasll, which should
have closer acquaintance with them. The
fault la not of ths foreign ministers, but
some of tnem exaggerate meir irouDies
and speak of tbeir residence la Brasll as
an exile to the Botany bay of diplomatic
life. This does not strengthen their In
fluence In ths country to which they are
accredited. If in tba official sense thsy are
pcrsonaa grates to the government, as
they must be, nevertheless they appear te
ths Brazilians generally as ungrateful
persons. Ne country likes to be depreciated
by those who come to It In official positions
and who, perforce, must be accorded ths
courtssy - to which foreign officialdom la
entitled. Brasll Is a vast country with a
proportionate political Influence In South
Ajnerica and with unlimited commercial
possibilities for all ths world. It is not
therefore ths best diplomacy to slight her
and to send ministers who ths day after
their arrival begin talking of their martyr
dom and speculating on how long thsy will
have to wait for a transfer.
Tba United States Is fortunate In being
an exception to this ruls. Mr. Bryan, ths
former minister, enjoyed great social popu
larity. Mr. Thompson, ths present minister,
In a few months' residence, has won ths
respect of all classes. Liking ths Brasillan
people and the officials of tbs government
with whom he Is thrown into association,
he has not been afraid to say ao. Ia con
sequencs ths isolation which results from
ths tssidsnos In Petropolls Is felt less by
him than by his colleagues and he is mors
In toucb with ths government and tbs
people. The United States and Bra ill have
so many points In which they should be
more closely associated and should under
stand each other better that It Is a decided
advantsga to have the Aiptumstis Inter-
course sstabiube4 on this) mutually syaspa-
Washington Post: Church workers ars
complaining that the cltlsens of ths VnlteJ
States spend 40 per capita for whisky and
but 40 cents for missions. Tho heathen
will have to begin drinking if they want
to get their share. "
St. Paul. Pioneer Press: A Milwaukee
preacher has contracted with a newspaper
tor a display advertisement every Sunday
morning, which indicates a belief that by
Injecting mors business Into religion more
religion will be Injected Into business.
Kansas City Star:, The accession of
Archbishop Olennon to the archdiocese of
St. Louis will bring Into greater prom
inence one of ths notable figures in the
Catholic church In . the United States.
Archbishop Olennon will prove a worthy
colleague to such men as John Ireland,
P. I Chapclle and P. J. Ryan. In Knns:is
t'lty, where the new archbishop in best
known, the extent of the gain 10 thu
church throi:ch his elevation will be best
Philadelphia Record: The original Elijah,
whom the ravens fed, end his first rein
carnation, who wore a leather girdle t-nrt
ate locusts nnd wild honey, wero wonVr
fully different from Elijah It, who Is I vlng
at the Plasa l.otel, In, New York; whose
horses and cartlagcs were -cnt on trom
Chloago In advunce of his arrtvRl In the
private car of a railroad president, und
whoso wife was robbed of a piece of
Jewelry worth 11.500 as soon as slii landed
in the metropolis.
Philadelphia Ledger: - A r! urch In Cleve
land has proved its up-to-dateness by en
gaging a press agent to see that the church
and its pastor and the Laiilni' Aid society
an 1 the Christian Endeavor society and all
the other agencies of tho organisation
shall get a proper degree of publicity. Ths
next thing we msy expect to see la the
covering of ths walls with church advertis
ing, and persons entering cities by rail
may pass by huge wooden signs commend
ing the excellencies of ths various pluces
of worship and setting forth the attrac
tions of the pulpit orators.
Springfield Republican: The newly con
secrated bishop of Cebu, Thomas A. lien
drick, has arrived In New York from a
European trip, In which, of course, he saw
the pops and talked with him In a general
way about ths Philippines. His Interesting
experience was that of being "held up" In
the ascent of Vesuvius, at a point whero
he and his brother could neither get up or
down without the help of the guides, who
threatened to abandon them or throw them
into the crater unless a certain sum of
money were given them. They paid It. and
It seems that they let It go so, but It ts a
pity they didn't devote a little pains to
fetching ths robbers to Justice. Tourists
suffer many such things, however, rather
than go to the delay and expenso of pro
ceedings In ths local courts wblrh for that
matter seldom punish these licensed banditti.
"Tou want to marry my daughter, do
you? Well, I'm free to say you're ths most
Impudent upstart that sver "
' ys, you're free to say it because you're
hei dad. If you wasn't I'd knock your old
te.'-d off'n youl" Chicago Tribune.
"And before I accepted him," said Miss
Pattsay, "I asked him if he would love ma
when 1 was old."
"Ths idea!" exclaimed Miss Bright,
"why. If be proposed to you he had al
ready proved thai, hadn't hs?" -Philadelphia
"Jane Passay astonished me today by
Claiming ahe had a ti"W Met."
"Why did It astonish you?"
"HeiHuee who has Imd hut One Idea for
(he last twenty yrare to get a husband."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Mr. T'minidd How would a girl feel if
she received n proposal by lettr?
Friend if she didn't cars for ,vou, she'd
feel Insulted.
Mr. Tlmmldd Um well r supioss she
dl-l onre for mef
Friend She'd sny "yes" by telegraph.
New York Weekly.
Jude Did you strike your wlfeT
PrUoncr No, rir.
Judte Old you approach her and address
her in such u muuaer bs to cause this
troktf of liuunUy','
Yes. sir.
judKft What did you say te hsr?
1 rltoner i told her 1 loved hr. New
York limes.
A Dream.
I riHd; you came Hid ctood beside my bier.
And bitter ttars tr. fsw i'.ay know you
a uea;
Koi mo ua Pearly Oates swung low
I vi,rd your cry and to your side I fled.
You kr.ow .'i not, snd yet 1 dried your tears
Anu turned onr bllur thoughts to heiiven
and God,
Then sought lie tales and oun.l them
Thus fel my father's chastening rod.
Art thou hup;y? Ask the heart;
Probe It to Its Inmost core
Ah, It answers with a tlait.
Whispering of tho day of yore.
Ask It why the days of yore.
When youth's (towery paths were t'Od,
Comes tho answer, soft and low
' Then was 1 st peace with Qod."
Aurora, Neb.
GRINDS LKNSK8. See him about your
211 S. lth St, Paxton Block.
A Knife For Nothing
If yon have not seen onr fall catalogue of Clothing
and Furnishings, you don't know about our Knue Llub.
We shall give away 150 Bolid Silver handled knlve
about December 1. through our fifteen etore, to . an
equal number of amateur artists.
-The catalogue gives particulars. on may have a
copy by calling for it at our tore. '
K. 8. WILCOX, Manager.
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