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OUR merchandise must be right; proved right, as we give you a guarantee which is "your money's worth or your
money back." Anything you buy of us, if it is not exactly as you want it, for any reason or no reason, do
not hesitate to bring it back and get your money if you like;
FASHIONABLE, seasonable good clothes, that have that peculiar something which distinguishes the well dress
ed man. Piles and piles of wonderful fine Suits. Thousands of extremely beautiful Overcoats; some of the
garments made from the richest imported materials. The usual magnitude of our great stock of HIGH MERIT
MERCHANDISE makes it an interesting display. Just compare the stylo and fit of our Clothing! We say it em
phatically, there are none to equal them, and yet with air their peerless elegance and their high character,
you will see by inspection that we sell cheaply.
il 'H f? W
n n a n m
AT LESS THAN WHOLESALE PRICES
1,200 Men's Suits,
Ic round and square ck. made of
LLUy ed aod gtiod ntter.
Ca-eimeres and Cheviots;
lgulr value, 7.50. Go at
1,300 Men's Suits,
zzz In fetI ar.-i doubl breasted aeks; com jn black
Lacdonue eassimeres. and fin cheviots.
-a',tSn Lacdonue cia ere, and fin cheviots. They
re li&c-d with Italian cloth. Splendid fitters; some have
double bratte-d others tangle breasted vests: many of
the mt are f 12,00 value, but to make them cheap we
i nee tbeta at.
1,500 Men's Suits,
Material are f ee, ail woo! blue serge, pray and black Clay
wor:ed, VAai.i&toa cheviot, cashmere and fancy
orti; mjtu are. made double breasted, other are made
breasted with double breasted vest. They axe ex
n ent tt'Ar.g garment, evjusl to made to order suit at
Sfcial J .rice.
Men's Fine Suits.
Come in a variety of thiscseason's most fashionable pat r :
terns of all the most popular fabrics, smooth finished
serges, fancy worsteds in stripes and checks, trray, black.
and blue rough weaves. These garments are tailored
equal to, and in most instances better than, the made to
measure kind at $25.00 and $30.00.
Our price.. ,
Come in all the latest style fabrics, in imported wors
teds and Scotch goods, in stylish stripes and checks, also
plaip blue serges and black Clay worsteds. These" suits
are cut in double and single breasted sacks, cutaway
frocks and Prince Albert styles. They show all the tone
and style of the finest custom made productions worth
upwards of 135.00. k . :
Men's Top Coats.
Here is where we surpass all our former efforts. We are showing five
times as many of these top coats as any other season. These coats are
cut a little shorter than the regular winter coats, and are a very desirable
coat for a man to wear. They come in light and dark shades. You can
save here easily 12.00 on the purchase of your top coat.
1 00 MEN'S
regular retail price $7.50.
Top coats in tan shades of covert
cloth, are well lined and trimmed,
regular wholesale price $5.50;
Our price ,
en's Top Coats
In light aad dark shades
of covert cloth, lined
with Italian cloth, and
finely tailored, regular wholesale price $8 25: regular retail
price $11.50. Our price. ... ...............
Men's Fine Top Coats;
A great variety to select from in coverts and whipcords,
made with velvet collars, or with collars same as body of
coat; some are silk lined,1 others Italian lined, others have
fancy backs with silk shoulders. Tailored in a thor
ough manner. Regular wholesale price $11.50; regular
retail price $15,00. Our price
R AGAIN TO
4i; worth 17.00:
heavyweight beaver Overcoats, lin
ed with grod quality, black, twilled
lining, velvet collars; all sizes, 34 to
I 1200 Men's
All wool Kersey Over
come in black.
blue asd brown shades.
r: Ai-o in thaterer irpu!ar fabric. Vicuna, in oxford and
cast. rj :r cay hade. They are made toe? or tnedi-
upi J?r.gth: have mux velvet c-ouar, extra good
1 Te .
tb: hate ailic velvet collar, extra guod Italian
I'o-itjvely food value at $11.00. Special sale j)j!0
1 1360 Hen's
fine overcoats; blue,
black, brown and olive
Kerevs: Hsrht medium.
ard dark pray Vicuna; also blue Chinchillas. AH made
with alk aieeve heig. mme with silk shoulders, pock
et m'4 taed. teivet collars, ail neaa;s t-ewed with
milk, eie raw or
ltajru'Jier.if ca a;
Our j-r.ee . . ...
tarz.d. tic Italian body liningrs; f
ad bt ritlicg, worth exactly $15. $1000
HE mm AI ' m tyh overcoats, more
I Men s tV.Xttl $12 50
x,d tns.red. regular tl'Utf value. Go at
flen's Oxford Gray
The most popular and stylish overcoat this season is the Oxford and
Cambridge gray. We are showing more than fifty styles of these particular
garments, and can furnish them in all wool grades at $5 7.50, 8.93, 10.00,
12.50, 15.00, 18.00 and 20.00.
They come in medium, long, and extremely long lengths, and may be
had in regular cuts, raglan, surooat, box, or gown raglan style.
We call particular attention to our special garment in this line. It is
a fine, pure wool, Oxford gray, vicuna coat, half lined, showing fancy back.
It is made with silk sleeve linings, velvet collar, or with collar of same
material as coat. It is silk sewed and has been as carefully tailored as a
garment can be. .
It is union made, and bears the union label, and is
guaranteed to be the best garment ever sold at
$12.50. Our price
A Good Ulster
do honest service; worth $5.00, go at
Men's Black Frieze
Which will fully protect the
wearer from the
storms and will
Ulsters, full cut, full values, Ar
strongly made and 'very sight- JlT
ly, worth $7.50, go at. .... . .
PT Jr I T1 ,4- rxm Come ia bIack Irish Frieze, extra
i len s Ulsters Lri'
worsted lining, and ft f f
well made. Regular wholesale price $3.00, regular retail J 11
price $10.00. Our price f v
Ulsters come in blue
and black Kersey,
black and Oxford
gray 36-oz. Irish Frieze, lined with extra heavy worsted and
doable warped Italian cloth; extra well made and trimmed.
Regular wholesale price $11.00, regular retail price $15.00.
Our price. w
Ulsters come , ia
and Kerseys. Are
equal in every respect to the tailormade kind at $30.00 and
$35,00. Regular wholesale price $16.00, retail price $2000.
Special price ,
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The Fire at Simras'.
It was late in December and 100 de
grees below aero. The frozen fixited
fowls crowded together In the old hen
house, and, If a glint of sunlight shot
across the pen the old hens fought to
stand in it The rooster sank into him
self until his hackles looked like an Eliz
abethan ruff; when he crowed, it sounded
raucous and cold, and the hens shook
their heads at each crow, as hens have
done since time began, ' They stood on
alternate feet and seemed to envy Mrs.
Sims her coarse shoes. . ..;,,
: She, poor woman, was on her way out
to the barn to milk 40 cows before iuu
light should fail. The dull, flat, hopeless,
dreary, dismal, bitter, sour, doleful, hard,
Inevitable, disheartening condition of life
on a Garland county farm, was imaged
In the bleak landscape and in her weary,
haggard face.. .
She "walked as If she had several cob
blestones ; in the tofea of each shoe. nd
she wished Unit she had a millstone about
her neck. Jim, her hubauu, was drunk
again, which meant that until he returned
from town she must sack 1.000 bushels
of buckwheat a day, feed and water TOO
stupid fowls and provide meals for seven
pairs of vicious, quarrelsome twins of her
own raisiug. f-:':
She entered the low doorway of the
hideous. barn, and seated .herself oa her
haunches beside the first of the 40 scrag
gly, half frozen cows. She was an expe
rienced milker, hut the deftest finger in
the world cannot guard against a sudden
bovine. tiauk .movement, and she saw 33
pails of "steaming milk overturned by 33
suffering auu fractious beasts.
Something like an oath issued from be
tween her thin, bloodless lips, and she
audibly wished that the day that saw ber
birth ntight.be blotted from the calendar.
In the house she could hear the seven
pairs of twins shooting at each uther
and throwing kerosene lamps about and
slaughtering the cat; but she did not care,
a bit. Time hud been when pretty Eliza
Simms would hare cared a good d ,
hut that was a score of years ago, bel e
th twins began to come so frequently.
"If the house burns up 1 won't have no
more meals to get.".
Poor woman, she did not realize that
another house would take its place and
the eternal round of ill cooked, greasy,
uninteresting, indigestible meals would
continue as before. She had lost the fac
ulty of thinking, like all farmers' wives
in Garland county.
A, couple of odd twins came out to her
Buck, one of the oldest pair, and Jen,
next to the youngest,
i "Jake has set the house afire again,"
said Buck. ...
. He would have kissed her if he had
been some sons and she some mothers,
but the very name was unknown in tho
Simms family. A kick and a cuss they
knew too well, but the union of the two
sounds meant nothing.
"Belle has killed the cat again, and
Luce has torn your weddin stifkit to
smithereens," said Jen, with a malicious
A grim smile sank' into the tough, leath
ery face of the despondent toiler, and
she milked two vicious streams into the
girl's eye. Jen did not know whether to
laugh or.cr;-. but the crackling of the
flames turned the thoughts of all three in
"to another direction . t .'
'""Ain't yen go'n ter put out the fierrr?
The insurance ran out last week. I heored
pap say so." : .
Mrs. Simms rose to her feet. It was
true. She must save the house if it took
the rest of the milk;
"It's a wonder your pa can't stay to
hum when the house is liable to burn
down any day with them youngest
It was the third time In two weeks that
they had set the place afire, and milk was
high that year. Of course the pumps
were frozen hard.
"You bring a couple of pails apiece,"
said she, taking a pail in each hand and
balancing another on her head, but the
children only jeered at her and began to
fight in the hay. u
She toiled toward the house, over
weighted and " cold. The flames were
; pouring out L of every window, and the
sun was just setting, a red ball that
looked as if the dwellers beyond the
patch of pines on the horizon could warm
their hands on its glowing surface.
The squawks and squeaks of the fowls,
fighting for the warmest place on the
roost, broke the frosty stillness of the
air, and the dull, black smoke of the
burning bouse floated in long, trailing
streamers to where the upland was
crowned with an orchard of young peach
trees. It was all beautiful if she had
but known, but this sordid woman was
bent only on putting out the miserable .
fire that bad attacked the house.
What do farmers in . Garland county
know of beauty? From fteir birth on
ward the grindstone wheti their noses
down to the bone, and, look as they may,
there is nothing but a whirring grind be
fore their eyes.
A creaking farm wagon tolled along
the road, the wheels making a crankling
music in the frozen ruts, Jim was com
ing home from his seven day jag, singing .
In a raucous voice that jarred harshly on
the winter quiet of the night. He saw
the flames of the burning building, but
he did not hasten his pace.
. "I never saw the thing that Liz
couldn't down from me to a spread oak.
The twins has be'n at it again."
And they Were still at it. The flames
had driven them out of the house, but"
they had all gone into the barn to quar
rel, leaving their mother to fight the fire
single banded. As Jim drove into the
barnyard the flames succumbed to her
efforts and the watery milk.' She came
out to the side door and looked at hint
under singed eyebrows.
"What yeb got fer supper?" he asked.
"Smoked beef anb'iled milk," said she.
"I wish I'd 'a burnt up," she added in a
"Gad, I t isht yeh had. Your life in
surance ain't lapsed."
It was a brutal jest,' but she did not
perceive its brutality any more than she
would have admired a nocturne of Cho
pin's or an etching by Whistler or a
statue by Phidias. Criterion,
Cheap Water In Glaaffow.
In Glasgow a 15 householder obtains
for 71d. per annum a continuous, never
failing, unrestricted stream of the purest
water in the world, delivered right into
his kitchen, washhouse and bathroom. It
is calculated that 380 gallons of pure wa
ter are delivered to the citizens of Glas
gow for every penny paid. And it is wa
ter of such peculiar softness that the
householders of Glasgow can pay their
water rate out of what they sava on
soap. Engineering Magazine.
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