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Prairie Habitant Thrilled ly the Giant
v Trees of Washington.
ItHTatM tr Fir Rivals the Work f
v th As and the Saw Slem
Crantfear of Slbt la
Forest Deeps.
SEATTLE, Aug. 15. To one accustomed
to a clear view of Missouri river cotton
woods, which, sometimes, under very fa
vorable circumstance, attain the respect
able height of seventy or eighty feet, a
clou look at a few of the giant tree of
the state of Washington would come a
a revelation needing no interpretation. A
a man from Washington once put the mt-;
ter: "Those tree are so high the anow
never melt on their ummin, anl all dur
ing the summer the water runs down the
trunk." Of course a sane person would
think that over several times, and If hla
sanity got the better of his Innate desire
to believe the unbelievable would call that
man a name which sounds suspiciously like
that' of the legal brethren. Be that as It
may, the fact remains, and always will re
main, as long as Washington has a huge
tree left, that the timber of that most for
tunate state gives a man who first sees It
an e.ye-o)ener into the grandeur of some of
nature's studies.
It Is a marvelous thing to ride along,
high up on a ridge of the Cascades, with
a gorge below that goes farther down than
one would like to fall, and see a giant tree
reaching up toward you perfectly straight
and symmetrical, towering from Its great
base 300 feet and more until It tapers to a
needle point fifty feet above your head; and
yet such sights as these are common
enough along any of the lines leading Into
It takes anywhere from three to five
looks to sco the top when one stands at
the base of such a tree; a back somersault
might accomplish' the result In one, but a
person standing upon a Jagged ridge with
a boiling river down below Is In no partic
ular mood to Indulge In outdoor gymnastics.
Forest Methaselahs.
How old these monsters of a past age
are is difficult to determine; you might
camp out for a week by one of the pros
trated trunks and spend your hours In
counting the conccntrlo rings, but as they
mount Into the hundreds and grow Indis
tinct and confusing as you approach the
center, you rather come to the conclusion
the whole thing Is a matter of circles, and
as circles are wheels, you finally give It up
with disgust and decide that you have
more in your head than elsewhere. A con
servative estimate, though, of the age of
some of these silent witnesses of the past
might place It at too years or more. They
probably stood In all their grandeur looking
much as they do today, when the early In
dians wandered beneath their branches or
hunted with cruder weapons than the In
d I ana of today, th black bear or th fleet
footed deer. It Is not unlikely that when
Columbus sailed the AUantlo 400 years aro
som of the dead trees which II moulder
ing along th forest floor were joyfully
waving their Infant tops under th breeses
from th Pacific, littl suspecting a rough
cable would drag them from their rest and
they would pass Into an American horn
through th agency of a Washington saw
mill; in fact, it Is my honest belief that
som of th trees that' stand today In the
full tide of vigorous growth might hav
looked a welcome out at Columbus If be
- had only chanced to make his' first trip to
Washington. Certain It is that nature In
her alow motion toward might and
grandeur took her own time In their devel
onmenL The wonder of it all is that they
have weathered the storms of centuries and
look today as fresh and full of life as of
old; of cours they ar shaggy and rough
and covered In many places with a coarse
brown moss, that gives them an air of
qualntneas and age, but despit all this,
one cannot Imagine. In looking up at them.
all th phases of llf they have witnessed
from th year befor the coming of th
whit man to their downfall under th
turdv blows of th lumber Jack.
Ther ar many peculiar features about
these trees. On of the most striking Is
the entlr absence of what might be called
ample rootage. Considering th enormous
height of these trees on would expect the
roots to sink deep Into the earth In order
to secure sufficient anchorage. Th very
contrary Is true Th roots spread out
like a great hen foot under th trunk, with
a radius that sometimes exceeds forty
feet, and seldom. If ever, go down Into the
soil more than thre or four. When one
undestands this fact It is easy to realise
on what a precarious footing the, tree's
have stood for centuries. A mighty wind
such as visits the central states now and
then would without doubt hav laid them
all low years past, but by some queer ln
stlnct these trees know no such wind ever
blows In Washington, and, In consequence,
they have'been able to stand, balanced, as
' It werej on their platform of roots. There
are many reasons for this lack of deep
penetration. The rainfall Is so . ample
ther Is no necessity for a deep search for
water, enough being supplied at all times
from the surface; and, again, below the
stratum of forest mold there Is a layer of
hard sand which the roots cannot well
penetrate. For these reasons, and others
not advertised, we have this queer cundl
tlon of the trees In Washington.
Monarcba Tamed Dowa.
Now and then as one passes through
the tlmtwr a tree is met with, less for
tunate than its brethren, which lies up
rooted where It fell years and years ago.
The roots form a perfect flat wall before
ths eye and extend twenty or thirty feet
Into the air. It Is not uncommon to find
It when thus standing used as ths back
wall of some settler's cabin. The tree
Itself lies In kingly state for hundreds
Thcro fo a Standard
of Quality
for Oocr
which, when honeMly
aimed at by true masters
of the art. can be reached
lu the vrncees of brewing
and maturing. And the
Rlrermh heavy, medium
i-r iiKiiir is a mailer of
kllllul adjuetmeuta
Strike lbs HappUst
btnlm'4 Ackt.v.bls
(Non-Intox Tonic.
Vul Bret. C5.
O'.IAMAmNCH, H,?"t;:;
of feet along the forest floor, and even In
Its death retains the traces of that silent
dignity which marked Its rule among Its
brothers. As though In mockery of its
prostrated strength the lichens form and
young firs grow In luxurious abundance
upon Ita trunk. It Is a rather common
thing to come on such a tree as this and
find another giant standing above it, like
Boman gladiator, with Its roots arch
ing around th fallen trunk. What a vast
period of time must hav elapsed; what
changes mint have come sine that old
primeval tree fell to Its doom, and the
younger one arose through hidden lapses
of time above it Nothing can Impress
one stronger with the venerable age of
these woods or fill fone with a deeper
feeling of respect for the mighty and Ir
resistible power of nature.
In stumbling through the dense tropical
growth of th deep woods the traveler
often comes face to face with what seems
at first sight to be a hillock, nine or
ten feet In height; ho climbs werlly to
its top and sees that It stretches away
on both side of him; It Is heavily over
grown with timber of respectable slse, and
he leaves It. without ever dreaming, unless i
he has learned the secrets of the woods,
that he has trodden upon en ancient tree
that fell In th dim" past and became th
food of moss and brushwood. A few
blows of an ax would have laid bar the
hard, firm weod of th cedar, which even
under all the" vicissitudes of time and de
cay still retains much of Its former good
ness and strength.
la Forest Dee-p.
As on wanders through th woods of
Washington, following som old biased
trail which pioneers hewed years ago, the
eys often falls upon scenes which can only
be rivalled in the tropical regions of the
far south. Great ferns pierce th dense
moist gloom In tangled thickets, their ser
rated edges gleaming like silver saws where
the stray sunbeam falls upon them; the
dark-stemmed malden-halr clings In trem
bling clusters to the decaying tree bark
and the waxen cud of the whits lichen
flower glitter out against the dark green
background. Over head th brown moss
hangs In sombre festoons from th dead
limbs of the cedar or fir, in places reaching
almost to the earth, from heights that are
lost In ths dense gloom of the wood. Un
derneath a deep moss of fern-like leaf re
ceives the weight of the foot In so yielding
a manner that one instinctively draws back
as though from dangerous sanda
To stand and listen in such a place as
this; to feel the grand loneliness that comes
to on face to face with nature In a sombre
mood; to know that there, no touch of
human hand has added anything to the de
signs of th Creator, and that everything
stands as it did In the ages past. Is to get
an Impression of delight and half alarm,
which can never be otherwise received. Bo
lonely, so silent and dead ar these woods,
and yet so full of giant life that is Impres
sive by Its very muteness that one hears
only th rushing of th blood In his own
head and feels only th beating of his
heart. Ther la no call of bird or chirp of
Insect; no familiar whistle of the squirrel;
all is lifeless to the eye and ear, save
now and then, when across soms gaping
gorge a heavy sound swells on the air, the
ground shakes with a gentle tremor and
on knows another monster has fallen nat
urally to his death.
It is at night when the lonllness of this
forest is beat felt. At that time, with a
cedar bough for a pillow and balsam fir
for a bed. to look up at th quiet stars
through th gaps In th forest roof is to
sink back Into' years and years ago and
forget for awhile th twentieth century
and Its works. Ther ar many, many
Places lix "Washington where th whit man
has never gone and where th silver sound
of his ax has) scarcely echoed, and it is to
a place Ilk this that th hardy climber
must repair for a perfect g limps into th
middle agea
Ravaged by rira
Befor th advent of the whit man these
forests stood la comparative safety. Th
Indians as a usual thing hunted along the
river ways or fished by th sound. It sel
dom happened that his fir found its way
Into th forest above, and when U did It
seldom worked great damage, for ther
wore no larg clearings, with their heap
of dried branches and dead stumps, to
give overwhelming force to th flra Th
trees standing In unbroken ranks, with
th dark moss clinging to their trunks,
wer well able to resist the Are, but whan
th ax sounded on th hill and clearing
began to appear the stray spark from aa
evening fir found th forest an easy prey.
It la a sad sight to see the distant hills lit
up with th lurid glow of th timber Are
and to know that hour by hour the work
of centuries Is being undone and th lum
ber, needed for American homes is being
lost forever. On nearer approach the heart
Is awed at th sight of great tongues of
fire, leaping hundreds of feet into th air
of glowing in dense columns of smoke. In
the vicinity of these conflagrations th sky
becomes dark; th air Is full of amok and
ash. whjle for miles around th whit soot
quietly flakes down day and night until
everything is covered with it. From h
tops of the Cascades on oatches the aroma
la" Burning cedar and flr and sees at
great distance th calm white amok ris
ing silently Into th sky.
These fires easily pass beyond all human
control; th pitch in the trees burns with
intense eagerness snd drives back all at
tempts to save the timber. The hardy lum
berjack can only fold his blankets and
move beyond the son of Are and wait until
some welcome rain or chang of wind
brings Its own relief.
It is impossible to travel far through this
state without coming across evidences of
these fires. Here and there entire hills
have been laid bare; th half-burned trees
rising In ghastly piles far and near, while
the soli bakes hard and dry under the
warm sun. The loss of Washington timber
due to this cause is incalculable, thoua-h
vast quantity of the lumber
be used If well located. The cedar and flr
r or sucn clean texture the Inner wood is
Is often serviceable after the outer has been
charred or rotted sway; as a usual thing
though, a land that has been under flr is
useless and abandoned.
Nature is in many ways an admirable
person to make th bee: of misfortune, for
after the Are has Bwept the timber, leaving
the black trunks as charred monuments of
Ita sway, she rears over the remains an
other source of profit and pleasure for man
In the blackberry and raspberry bushes
which spring up on every hand. Thou
sands of bushels of these fruits ripen each
summer along the cleared hllla. and the in
dustrious farmer taking bis cue from this
has set himself through many districts to
berry culture, with the most marvelous suc
cess. The time is not far distant when
Washington, especially In the vicinity of
Sedro-Woolley. will be one of the greatest
producers of berries In the world. The soil
Is admirably suited for their culture; they
grow wild to an unususl slse wherever
ther is the slightest opening, and on
warm, moist days the air Is full of their
odors. Vnder the culturlng hand of man
the berries of thst region become marvel
of beauty and awoetnesa
Harvest Iraaa Hates
To Minnesota and North Dakota.
Every day during August the Chicago
Great Western railway mil sell tickets to
points In Minnesota and North Dakota at
the low rate of 11 each from Omaha to
parties of five or more traveling on on
ticket. Special low rate for the return
trip. For further Information apply to 8,
IX rarkhuisl. general agent, Ujj Farnarn
Ufet, Cm ha. Neb.
Experience with Second fyitem Haa Onlj
Jut Been Begun.
Basin Me Are Not So 8ar that
it is a Coca Thing for
Thcsa as Telepfcoa
KANSAS CITT. Mo., July 30. (Special
Correspondence of The Bee.) The double
telephone system In Kansas City, with only
four months of experience, has not had
time to give the people a realization of Its
Import; nor has it been In existence long
enough to enable tbs Investigator to make
a reliable forecast of Its future. It serves
one significant purpose, however, and that
la to demonstrate that, even with a su
perior service, the second telephone com
pany Is anything but welcome to the busi
ness Interests of the city. Kansas City
business and professional men, a a rule.
assert that the advent of th second com
pany has resulted In a vast improvement
of the service, but they declare, in the same
breath, that th added expense and annoy
ance of the double system more than dis
counts th better service and leaves no net
At Kansas City the new exchange is
equipped to give almost perfect local serv
icesomething not attained by the "Inde
pendents" elsewhere. However, th Kansas
City Horn Telephone company has a long
road to travel yet befor it can deliver to
th people all that It promised better serv
ice at less expense. The telephone service
at Kansas City will not be better until
practically all the local 'phones and toll
line connections can be reached through
one exchange, thus doing away with the
annoyance and confusion of the double sys
tem. To accomplish this result the Horn
company will have to run the old Missouri
A Kansas company out of the field a task
that seems almost Impossible, since the old
company has double the number of local
subscribers, and many times more toll con
nections than the new concern has.
The other promise, less expense to tele
phone users, cannot be realised as far as
th business men are concerned so long as
th necessity for connection with two ex
changes exlsta To give complete! and sat
isfactory telephone service at less expense
than was Incurred before Jts advent the
Home company obviously must absorb the
business of Its competitor, and ths vital
question Is, Can the Home company derive
sufficient income from its Iowa fates to
continue Its up-to-date local service, extend
Its toll lln connection snd pay the' Inter
est on its bonded debt, snd at th same
time absorb th business of Its competitor?
Facts Aboat th Horn Company.
The Horn Telephone company of Kansas
City has an authorized capital stock of
$3,000,000, of which $1,700,000 has been Issued,
th remainder being held in th treasury
ostensibly for future "extensions and im
provements." The company has bonds out
standing to the amount of $1,700,009, and
at 6 per cent this Indebtedness places an
Interest charge of $102,000 a year on the
company. As near as can be learned the
company has in service at Kansas City
about 3.600 business 'phones at $54 each per
year, and about 1,500 residence 'phones at
$38 per year each. This would produce a
revenue from the local exchange of about
about $243,000. Allow $57,000 to cover the
revenue from toll lines snd any under
estimate of th local business, and we hav
a total yearly income of $300,000. According
to the annual statement of th Missouri A
Kansas Telephone company, it required 77
per cent of the revenue from exchange
and toll lines to pay tha expense of op
erating and maintenance. To be liberal,
estimate th operating and maintenance
expense of the Horn company at 70 per
cent of its revenue from exchange and toll
lines, and th charge will amount to $210,
000. Th franchise of th new company
requires it to pay th city I per cent of
Its gross receipts, and this makes another
charge of $6,000 a year on a business of
$300,000. Roughly estimating! therefore, we
And the following expenses to be paid from
an Income of $300,000 a year:
Interest on bonds $103,000
Operating and maintenance 210.000
Royalty to city 6.000
Total .'....$318,000
The bonds of th Horn company were
underwritten at W cents, according to the
statement of an official of the company,
but a Kansas City capitalist says that 80
cents is nearer the correct flgure. Even
at 80 cents the issue of $1,700,000 would
bring $1,800,000. The evidence brought out
In the mandamus suit in the Missouri su
preme court to enforce a maximum rate
ordinance against th Missouri A Kansas
Telephone company Indicated that the en
tlr plant of th Home company cost In
the neighborhood of $1,000,000. If this is a
true estimate of the value of the physical
plant, the bonds must have been AOated
on th value of th franchise in addition.
A profit of $360,000 for the promoters of the
new telephone company is obvious.
Dlvlslosk of th Patronage.
The new company,- which began opera
tions in January last, has about 6,000 sub
scribers in the city, while th old -company
has over 10,000 subscribers, having lost
about 900 on account of the competition.
The rates of ths old and new companies
Old. New.
Business, per annum tW $h4
Kealdence, per annum 42 8tf
Th new company has no party lln or
limited service, while the old concern gives
I, 3 and 4-party line services at $72, $60 and
$50 respectively for business houses, and
3 and 4-party lln services at $30 and $24
respectively for residences. It also ' has
nlckel-ln-the-slot and measured services,
running as low as $18 a year.
Competition has not brought sny reduc
tion in th old company's rates for busi
ness 'phones, but it has impelled the old
company to lower Its unlimited residence
rate from $C0 to $42, and to make corre
sponding reductions in the other residence
Officers of the Missouri 4V Kansas declare
they will not reduce the business rates for
the reason that their service is worth much
more than that of the Home company, be
cause it reaches more than twice as many
Kansas City people and connects with ths
only adequate toll line system In the terri
tory. Furthermore, the officers declare th
coat of the service warrants even an In
crease in rates.
The Home company has toll line connec
tions with less than 300 towns, while the
Missouri A Kansas reaches nearly 1.100
towns and cities. It Is this Immense dis
crepancy in outside connections that puts
the new company at a disadvantage and
makes the service of the old company in
dispensable , to a great many business
Results So Far aa Beea.
Of the $,000 or more subscriber of the
Home Telephone company fully one-half
of them, mostly business and professional
men, And it necessary also to have the
service of the old company. Th low rate
of HO, compared with the rat of $60 for
merly charged by the Missouri and Kansas
company, was the means of placing a huge
number of the new company's 'phone .in
residences. Most of the new residence
'jhone er piacsi ou thrte-year a-
refaar d 5 WSlheBm arpet q."
Lace (Burtains
7r n unusual large purchase of Real Arabian Lace Curtains place us in a position to
JT. 11 offer extraordinary values in the most stylish curtains of today. We also have
some extra values in Brussels and Irish Point that will be worth your time to look over.
$5.00 Cluny effect In cotton Inre ertre
and Insertion, extra heavy C f
net, on sale at, per .111
yard V
$5.00 Cluny effect In linen lace edits
French net center, full 3 T f
yards long, BO inches wide, J I
on sale at, per yard
$7.60 Cluny lace, both white and
Arabian colored goods that you have
never been shown before at P AA
ess than if.oo special our-If II
iiik linn
$26. oft Saxony Brussels Cut
at, per ynrd
ery fine quality
special ner vard
Ruffled Net Curtains 11 full f f"fl
slse with Insertion and eoe, I "I II
at, per pair $2.95. $2.50. $1.85,
Curtain Swiss and Sash Nets
$-!nch Curtain Swiss, stripes, J
dots and Agures, special, Is2C
jfli u .......................
42-Inch Curtain Swiss Scotch
goods. 15 styles special,
per yard
Bobblnets Forty-flva lnrhes
wide white or ecru spe
rtni. tier vsrd
Other widths priced in proportion.
WE purchased an extra large lot of about 150 pairs of
very heavy Net Arabian Curtains, both with inser
tion and edge, also edge only, they are mounted
on the very best net and worth up to $15 and
$17.50 per pair, all in this sale at
We show in this lot about 25 styles of curtains
fully worth $20.00, all real Arabians
special per pair
Brussels and Irish Point
oint new
V f
$5.00 Brussels and Irish Paint, all full
slxe, three snd a half yards
long, M) Inches wine,
at, per pair
$10.00 Brussels and Irish Point new
fall patterns, goods usually
sold for $10 special during
this sale, per yard
Saxony Brussels Curtains
$30.00 Baxony Brussels Cur
tains, tn nesi hirusseis
made, special, per yard.
tains, the best Brussels X.flll
$75.00 Baxony Brussels Curtains, a!l
new very heavy work-
only pairs in all
special, per pair..
Beal Arabian Lace Ec"ge. full sis
Curtain Patterns that ar new, W
show fourteen styles, all
ell roxularly at $10.00
special, per pair
$17.S0 At this price you will be mor
t:ian pleaded with th value, for
they compare with 85.00 curtain!
at regular values 1R
styles to select from
special, at
$22 SO means every $35.00 and $40 00
AraW in Curtain In our store, to-
freth.- with about eight styles we
ought. every pair Is worth fully
Arty dollars all go on
sale at, per
BufTled Bwiss Curtains very service
able, washable ana nem
stitched ruffle, at. per
pair, $1.86, $1.25 and
Window Shades
All good ones 3x6 feet, com- ORr.
plote. each
Extension Bods No sag high- f f
Iv polished, from 80 to 54 IZIC
inches each
losing ut of arpet Remnants
This will be a week of unparalleled offering in Carpet Remnants. Enough of patterns
for rooms, and many pieces half rolls or more. All go at irresistible prices. A chance
that will impress a multitude. The saving is about one-half. Note well the following:
Brussels Ruffs 45-9x12, Smith Brussels Rug-s, thes are all on
pattern and we bought the. lot because ther were cheap, Q CA
offering them Monday and while they last, each mJMv
Ingrain Carpets 75o alf wool ingrain carpets short pieoes iO.
enough for a room, special, yard .'
l.OU ingrain three-ply, best made, enough of a pattern for. a AOf
room, per yard t
Misfit Carpets We include in this sale a number of misfit carpets,
regular wholesale price of which was $1.35 per yard. These ftCst
are made up ready for use, on sale at, yard MUM
Alattlnjr 25c and 35o matting, short lengths, enough for a
room, at, per yard
Linoleum 11.60 Inlaid Linoleum, odd pieces, enough for
large room, all patterns, speoial
65c Linoleum, enough for a room; special, per yard 39o
Small Linoleum Remnants, per yard- 15o
Carpet Samples In this sale we include all of our traveling-men's
ample, These come In one-half yard lengths, in Axminster
and velvet borders; special, each ,
One-half yard each Axminster and velvet carpet
sampless each '. .
Ingrain samples, oae yard square,
special, each
harvest of bargains now placed before you. The last shipment of sample rockers
are here. The B. L. Marble Chair Go's, entire sample line added to the remainder of the Wilkinson & Eastwood
line. These samples were bought at a liberal discount and all the sample rockers, chairs, settees go ou sale Monday at a
saving of one-third from regular prices. Range of from $3.00 and all in between prices up to $26.00. Uemember you save
a full third if you buy during this sale.
A manufacturer's entire sample line of rockers, arm chairs,
reception and desk chairs in this very popular finish, hand deco
rated, handsomely finished. A superb showing of this attractive
furniture. You should avail yourself of this opportunity to secure
one or more of these pretty pieces at a bona fide saving of 1-3 to
All drop patterns of furniture m
Resular Price. Sal Price.
$100 Library Table, solid Ma- Krt
hog-any. Colonial design LfJJ
Rockers and chairs in the Rookwood, must be seen
to be appreciated. This lot is part of the Wilkinson
& Eastwood, Grand Rapids sample line. They are all
here now for Monday's selling. Handsome pieces from
$7.50 to $14.50. ' ,...;,
100 Solid Ma hog-any Library
Table, for
f46 Mahogany. Table, Colon- COC
lal design pJ
65 Mahogany Desk Tablca, OK
drawer pOtJ
' $70 Mahogany Library Table (CzlO
Desk, 8 drawers .ptrV
$43 Mahogany Library Table pedestal
Colonial design top, 407
30x38 inch :.HP
$38 Mahogany Library Table, QkOl
top 30x60 Inches 4- .
$27 Mahogany Library Table, C1T
top atxfc inches ijld
$37 Golden Oak Library Ta- KOl
ble, 6 drawers i?4
$32 Weathered Oak Library Tablo
with two stationery $20
$25 Weathered" Oai' Library, J CA
Table, crescent shape top...
$38 Oolden Oak, 42-inch round top
reading table, pedestal cen-Ol GLi
ter, claw feet ""'O"
$20 Weathered Oak, 8-lnch f Ef
round top reading table t.-v
$55 Antwerp Oak Library Ta- C'lC
ble Desk, for
$17.60 Turn Top Folding Table, fitted
with drawer ana cabinet, H1II
ust bo closed out this week. Note
Regular Price. Sale Price.
$25 Weathered Oak Magazine 11
Table, 30-in. square top ..4tJ
$15 Weathered Oak Magazine 1 Cfk
Table, 21 in. top ...OU
$13 SO Flemish Oak Umbrella CEQ
Rack with cabinet
$38 Hall Settee. Flemish COE
oak. for PP
$32 Folding Drop Head Bed Q Cf)
Sofa, for 1C3.0U
$32.50 Folding Drop Head Bed C CZf
Sofa, for
$12.50 Couch, tufted top, 8.50
$1T Gold Parlor Chair, ' Q.50
$28.75 Oold Parlor Chair, up- A Etfl
holstered in tapestry a.uv
in weathered oak
$40 Gold Divan,. upholstered S1Q
In tapestry k
$26 Gold Divan, upholstered In f ft Cf)
$16 SO Mahogany Parlor
Chair, for
$15 Mahogany Parlor (
Choir, for p s a
$70 Mahogany Parlor Suite, SIR
finely upholstered 4c
$200.00 88 Parlor Suit, hand carved
Louis tha lath design, $H0
the list, come early, save 50 per
Regular Price. Sale Price,
$14 Mahogany Parlor Chair,
$19 Mahosany Arm Chair,
inlaid buck
$59 Flemish Oak Hall Tree
$175 Solid Mahogany Chiffon- K9e
ler, hand carved ipi-
$45 Mahogany Book Case,
Colonlnl design UptJO
$130 Fraternity Cooler, com- iT'i
plete with silverware Mf
$65 Colonial Mahognay 51
Dresser, for l-kJ
$25 Antique Dressing Table S1Q
mahogany ,...kP-'
$37 Mahogany Cheval nn
Glass, for
$22 Bird s-Eye Writing Desk,
$24 Bird s-Eye Writing Desk, 3,5Q
$17.50 BlrdV-Eye Writing (ft
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$58 Weathered Oak Hall Clock, Beth
Thomas movement, $38
$62 Weathered Oak Hall Clock, CJft
Beth Thomas movements 4v
$36 set of 6 Weathered Oak KO
cent and more on your purchase.
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$17 lot of two small and one arm Din
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Two Golden Onk $7 Leather
seat Dining Chairs. 1 for HP
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$2.50 Porch Chair, rattan seat, f flSL
and back tiKJiJ
$19.50 Flemish Oak Rattan Aet- Q BLf
tee. unholstered seat A back..1' JM
$22.50 Go-Cart, will go
$16.00 Go-Carts, will go
Leather Beat Dining Chairs..
$18.00 Baby Carriage, fit'
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$19 50 Mantle Folding Bed, H.50
$7.50 Mahogany Finished O Rrt
Wooden Bed ,...'mJK'
(100 Solid Oak Bed, 3 gQ
flOOO Solid Oak Bed, , 4.50
$26 Flemish Oak Hall Glass, 'JtQQ
$20 Weathered Oak Serving Sfi
Table, for M? 1 "
$32 Weathered Onk, leather iQ
eat & back Morris chair.
tracts, so that they are not likely to ba
displaced generally by the old company's
'phones, despite the fact that the old com
pany has cut Its rates to $42. $30 and 121
for residence 'phones.' With something
over 1.000 residences having the new
'phones exclusively, business men felt com
pelled to become connected with the new
exchange. Consequently a placa of busi
ness heretofore using one 'phone at $96 a
year must now support ano'ther at an
additional expense of $54 a year. .The
physicians of Kansas City are endeavoring
to avoid this additional burden of expense
by making an agreement to have only the
Home 'phones in their offices' and resi
dences. The agreement has not been gen
erally kept, although a good many of the
doctors have had the old 'phones taken
out Some of them say they cannot spare
tha old 'phenes on account of the exten
sive toll line service and the fact that
many of their patrons In the city are on
tha old lines.
From having two telephone companies In
the field Kansas City has gained:
1. More prompt and elMclent service;
I. Lower rates for residence 'phones.
For these gains the compensation has
been: ' ,
1. Annoyance and confusion by reason of
two exchanges, with parttal duplication of
Z. Additional expense for telephone serv
ice forced upon about 2,500 users.
The buslress men of the city are gen
erally opposed to the dual system and
long for the time when the companies will
consolidate. Here are some .expressions:
Baalnrae He Talk.
Emery-Bird-Thayer Dry Goods company
(department atore): "We notice an Im
proved service from the old company since
tha new one entered the field, and In that
respect we have gained. The new service
Is very good. In that it is prompt and the
transmission is clear and distinct. The old
service is superior in that it connects with
more local people and a great many more
out-of-town customers. Of course, the ad
vent of the new company puts an additional
expense on our business, and while we
consider the addi d returns worth the added
expense, we would much prefer to do all
our telephone business through one ex
change." Jones Dry Goods company (department
store): "We keep a record of our tele
phone order, and last moulti they were in
the ratio of 16 to 10 in favor of the MIh
sourt & Kansas lines. Before the new
company came in our expense for tele
phones was about $1,500 a year, and now
It is $2,500, because we are required to have
a large number of both the old and the
new 'phones. The merging of the two
systems, with good service and reasonable
rates, .would be Ideal."
Guernsey & Murray (retail grocers): "We
have six old and two new "phones. If It
were not for the necessity of having con
nection with customers having only the
Home 'phones we could get along very
well with pur six Missouri A Kansas in
struments. The second system has put an
extra expense on our business, and we do
not notice that It gives us any more trade.
We expect to see the two companies con
solidate." IL J. Brunner (retail hardware): "With
only one of the old 'phones our service
was crowded. The new 'phone 'simply re
lieved the pressure on the old one, and lir
that way it has proved a good thing for
T. E. O'Reilly (manager Owl drug etore)i
"The demand in our place for telephones
Is from patrons who want to call out, and
as some want to reach Home subscribers
and' others Missouri &, Kansas subscribers,
we find It necessary to pay for both."
Henry Koehler (cashier Western Ex
change, bank): "We have only the Mis
souri A Kansas 'phone at present, but will
be forced to put the other one In soon.
One . telephone system is a great conven
ience and less expense than two."
Expense Always Greater.
Dr. Bellows (physician): "The dual sys
tem la a nuisance. I have had the old
'phone taken out of my office, but still have I
both' in my residence. Jf a Missouri ft '
Kansas subscriber wants to call me he :
must get the residence over thst 'phone,
and then wait for the residence to. get the
office over the other 'phone, or he must
call someone who has a Mlnsourl & Kan
sas 'phone In the office building and make
a messenger of that someone. Can't you
see what a nuisance It la?"
Blmpeon, Groves & Co. (real estate and
Insurance): "We have a Mlraourl & Kan
sas switchboard with six 'phones, and thU
equipment, with a boy to attend to it, we
CM MOU lllfj ')lt'rfp pjjdpll03 SS
have been forced to put In a Hume tele
phone, aiud every time it lines someone
others how THE BANKERS UNION is advancing along the
highway of fraternity and meeting the obligation of caring for
the bereaved of deceased members' families.
Policy No. Claim No, Nsme. Face of Policy.
29 J 717 E. Bart well, J $1.0.0
9A ft J. p. Clark, i . I.OiiO
25!0 741 K. Anderson, ' i I.OiiO
8'.-NI3 I 774 I 1 Wm. Lucht, 1.000
2KI29 ' 7R1 D. M. Brown, 1,()
1'XVtS 819 L. Owet l.WiO
27K)0 hit U Runvon, 1,000
H!H4 824 Bar Miller. l.C'O
KM $23 . P. M. Peck, J.ono
S7123 6'.6 C. Hinknton, 6"0
J10M5 814 i Eva Mover. l.ooo
1734 6S)7 Ellen Hunks, l,WO
821 ' Kate Miller, I.OiiO
81H9 742 Emma Klein. l.VO
5r,!i 816 Ivory Ralney, 1,000
Jlf43 W B. Gorey. l.rmo
buS Wm. A. McLeod, 1,000 &
TIIE BANKERS UNION FUTURE was never brighter for
an increased business. GOOD AGENTS WANTED. LIB
Bee Want Ads Produce Results
has to Jump up and answer. It la an an
noyance and expense that bring no return.
We have it simply because a very small
portion of our customers have not had the
good Judgment to get Into the principal tel
ephone exchange."
C. D. Parker (President Commercial
Club): "The telephone business Is a
natural nmnopoly and competition in that
line Is a nul.ance and needless expense
to the business community. We got along
very yt Kansas City with on com
pany and we do not get along so well with
B. D. Blgelow (Secretary Board of
Trade): "The only advantage of competi
tion Is Improved service. Two systems add
to the expense of business and the im
proved service cannot be said to be worth
the extra exptnse." H, J. Q.
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