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"Appreciations" and "Thank You," on paper amounts to but very little. It is actions that count. If we can show you in our daily dealings that we have your interest at heart as much as our own, we know we shall merit your continued business. To you and yours, we wish the best of health and success in 1920. J. Chris Schutz THE OLD RELIABLE DRUGGIST it»i i We wish to take this opportunity to thank our kind friends who have helped us make this year, our first year, a success. We wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year. Rcnsch Hardware Co. Harold G. Rensch John W. Knudson I AMtfcar Year Aboat to*Pass 1919-1920 It gives us pleasure to greet those whose courtesies and patronage aided in our progress, and we trust that they too have benefited by our busi ness relations. For the any favors intrusted to us— we hope to merit a continuance of same for a long time to come. Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New Yeai G. Hunll IAST0LD COFFEE CO. The New Firm —Syverson & Schnack, the new pro prietors of The Rexall Store on the eve of the New Year would extend to all a Happy New Year and in the Spirit of Peace, Good Will and Pros perity, we greet you. SYVERSON & SCHNACK Successors to *f!RANK C. SMITH c-(c 1919 A i food Year The year' 1919 has brought to us a greatly increased business—the best that we have known. We are proud of Madison and it gratifies us to note her increasing prosperity. We here with extend to our customers the choicest Greetings of the Season— Respectfully Yours, BIEDERSTAfDT HARDWARE Jfe Message to You --4 ... -t CJootf Luclc, Good Times, Good Health, Good Cheer, Good Everything—For all the yea)| Miss L. B. Morse The Daootah Oil To Our Patrons: Your valued patronage during the year just closing" has been appreciated to such an extent that we regard it our duty to express herein our grati tude with hearty thanks. POOLEY & POOLEY ilk and Cream Statien •k Co. Wishes to take this method of thank ing their customers and friends for their loyal support during the past year a$d wish to assure them that it will be our aim to handle only the best products. When there is better we wiH get it for our customers. It is our desire that 1920 will lying you the greatest measure of Health, Suc cess and Prosperity. S* Our Greetings Our wide distribution of Chalmers and Oakland Cars this year has built for us the most cordial business rela tionship with some of the best people jof this section. We desire to thank 'our customers for their contribution to our success. May more prosperous times be yours during 1920. Hutimer-PatUn Motor Cr Egan Avenue North Greetings mmN yearS 166 Business during the year 191§ was very satisfactory to us hence we take this means of conveying our appreciation to those who are numbered among our cus tomers. We thank you for your support and wish for you a very Happy aad. jfroeperous New Year. Madison Book and News Stand Egan Avenue South CITY OF MADISON PROSPEROUS SINCE SIGNING OF ARMISTICE A little over a year ago this country was in the grip of war and the epidemic of influenza fitSflkfed about taking a general toll of lives and threatening to depopulate whole districts. Busi ness staggered under the sway of both war and disease and apprehension supplanted confidence. Today the situation stands vastly changed from that of fourteen months ago. Influenza and pneu monia ran their full courses, leaving the atmosphere entirely cleared from those two deadly men aces. The entire machine built up for a war of domination broke down under the onslaught of su perior intelligence and power, and peace—Welcome Peace—came to all belligerents through an armistice whose terms were sufficiently restrict ive to throttle arrogance and give the business of the country a chance to breathe easier in anticipation of restored confidence. In spite of the war shock, the activities of radicals and the sordid greed of a certain class ef labor agitators and capitalists, the country has prospered greatly the past twelve months. Til spite of ruling high prices of machinery and com rnodities vital to existence trade has flourished in all sections because of the abundance of cash in the pockets of the people who are drawing large salaries and selling products at prices before undreamed of. All those states contiguous to the upper courses of the Mississippi and the Missouri River sys tems are counted among the more favored agricultural spots insofar as production is concerned, South Dakota being notably a leader. In the production of corn, small grain, milk and cream, but ter, eggs, and live stock, our state ranks high, and Lake County happens to be located in that part of the State where rich alluvial soil and a high average of annual rainfall bless the farmer contin gent with wonderful opportunities for wealth and a good living. Cities in all parts of South Da kota have broken records in business expansion. Bank deposits are heavy people are enjoying a standard of living hitherto unknown and the time is ripe, with the return of normal conditions, for private enterprises to flourish like a green bay tree. It is barely possible that any other city of its size anywhere in the state has had an equal de velopment in the past twelve months comparable to that of the City of Madison. Business pres sure has inaugurated a building boom that is truly of astonishing proportions, and the end is not yet. Hundreds of farms in the vicinity have changed hands the last year and scores of new families have come to reside at the County Seat. Business men from other points are clamoring for locations in which to conduct their special line. Our splendid churches and schools are bring ing in more and more people, in fact, the housing problem is just now our real problem. Deal ers and merchants who were conducting their business in modest quarters suddenly felt the need for more room. We were finding our hospital, our churches and our business houses far too small to take care of the demands made upon them. People in eastern communities wouIcT hardly credit the statement that a little city called Madi son, located away northwest on the plains of South Dakota, had in one year spent considerably more than a half million of dollars in private and public building activities, yet such is the case. A compilation of the figures by the different local building contractors and the city engineer ex hibit the above mentioned grand total for the year 1019 now all but closed. Some of our own peo ple may not fully realize the significance of these figures. They point to a growth and an expan sion that has been taking place before our own eyes and they speak of confidence in location and development of wider opportunity, for both the business man and the man of family who de sires better educational facilities for his children. There follows a list of the buildings that have been fully completed or are now under course of construction and the best of each. The first also includes city contracts for pacing and water extensions that are to figure in the general improvements next spring: German Baptist Church, $60,000 Trinity Lutheran Church of Madison, $65,000 Raad's gafw age, $6,000 C. E. Olstad's residence, $30,000 Mackay's residence, $15,000 Berth er-Robertson build ing, $25,000 Sentinel Building, $12,000 \V. H. Buck's Egg Storage House, $8,000 Coffey Bros', garage, $4,000 Standard Oil Filling station, $4,000 Dakotah Oil Company's improvements, $2,000 New Madison Hospital, $100,000 Swenson's Shop, $2,000 V. R. Wadden's residence, $8,000 J. 14- rm rrnttn lj-1'n AAA T7* 1 i 1 rv AAACeT *mProver]ients' $2,000 N. T. Dingman's four-room dwelling, $11,000 S. Olsbo's home, $3, rin 4 m8r ^aa^'s 'an(* office, $900 addition and machinery for Rogness Bros, creamery, $2,000 r. C. Thompson's garage, $3,000 Municipal Electric Light plant, $100,000 City Water Works e*r tension, $25,000 paving now under contract, $75,000 twenty garages for private use, $5,000. Those who are in a position to completely judge, predict that, with settled labor conditio* and an enlarged supply of building materials, next year will see an equal, if not a greater construc tion program for our city. It is known now that two of our popular garage men are alreadv planning for the erection ef a fine new garage on Egan Avenue North, that will cost $12,000 to $18,000. In view of this splendid building activity for one year the opportune moment has arrived for the erection of a new modernly equipped hotel. Any capitalist or stock company desiring an as sured profitable investment will do well to consider Madison's need in the hotel line. The Lake 1 ark management are more fully aware of the need for a new hostelry than anyone else and at any moment they would sign a lease for more spacious quarters. Madison is a splendid trade cen ter for the surrounding rich territory, and business men. traveling in and out, are constantly ad miring our neat progressive city. They see much to praise but give vent to a deep sigh when our hotel facilities are mentioned. Finally summing up this year's business it is safe to say that local merchants and dealers afis satisfied with the volume of trade that has come to them. They are, through their different of* ganizations, co-operating to make Madison a still better town in which to live and transact bust* r.ess. Our People have all reasons for entertaining a certain pride in our Municipal growth. A year ajp we boasted of four thousand inhabitants. Today an enumeration would show many more than plac tlT "tat6 An Appreciation We wish to thank the people of Madi son and vicinity for their splendid patronage in the past year. We will still be on the corner of Egan Avenue and First Street during the ensuing year. We hope to get better acquainted and to give you better service in the fu ture, again thanking you all, We are, Edmonds' Variety and Gracery city considered one of the best upspringing and progressive I To Those Most Interested We wish to thank our many friends for the largest year's business and Christmas trade in our history. May happiness be, yours in the years to come. A. H. Osborn Druggist and Jeweler Greetings for the New Year Since establishing ourselves in busi ness we have enjoyed a good run of patronage. We thank you for your trade and wish a continued success in the year to come. SUGAR BOWL Thomas Bros., Props. i A Few Words of Thanks As we stop to reflect upon the busi ness success that has come to us the past twelve months we are reminded of those who have made that success possible and deem this the opportune time to mention our grateful thanks. We wish one and all a Happy New Year. NELSON'S MARKET A Happy New Year We cordially thank the people of Madison and vicinity for the business accorded us during the past months. To you all we offer the Season's kindliest greeting with the desire that great success may be yours in every landable effort. D.). MITTERIING Mitterling Piano House Greetings Towards those who have made pur chases at this store during the year 1919 we have only the kindest of feeling. We thank you for your very liberal patronage and wish you all A HAPPY NEW YEAR GEORGE BECK Appreciation and Thanks fw the simplest terms we mention our appreciation for the splendid support given this store during the year 1919. When saying, we thank you, sincerity accompanies the words. Women's and Misses Outfitters MRS. K .KN0ERI PECK'S MARKET EXTENDS TO YOU THE SEASON'S GREETINGS We Wish You- 12 MONTHS OF PROSPERfY 52 WEEKS OF HEALTH 865 DAYS OF HAPPINESS GRINAGER BROS. Paulis Dry Goods Co. Happy New Year to All We Wish You a Happy New Year The basis of our business success the past twelve months has been due to the loyal support tendered us. We are more than satisfied with the Volume of business transacted and during 1920 hope to serve you even better than we have in the past. GEORGE JOHNSON, Prop. MADISON ELECTRIC CO.