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Have you ever stopped to think about the question of getting your household supplies to the best advantage? Are
you perfectly-satisfied with the way things are running with the prices you pay, the quality of the goods, the rang
of selection and the general question of making both ends meet? Perhaps you buy your supplies from the crosa-roads
store, Just because your grandfather did. Perhaps you are tied up to the general store because you can trade In your
butter and eggs at a low price and take it out in trade at a high price. Possibly you have never thought about it one
way or the other. It is time to think. You have got to live and support your family. Your Income is limited
to so many dollars per year, and you have got to figure out the expense account so that things will come out right
at the end of tho year. If you can make both ends meet nicely and lay aside a tidy sum for a rainy day, you
are only doing what every head of a family should endeavor to do, and If you don't do it you are simply Inviting
misery for the next time the crop falls. If a dollar looks as big to you as we think It does, we want you to think
over this question of modern merchandising and seo Just what It means. It means different things to different people.
To some It means buying everything on credit, then mortcaclnc tho farm when settlement day comes around. Others thlnlc cheap coods the
pathway to economy--the cheap, worthless trash that Is adveutsed co brazenly at " the lowest price on earth." Many people tend off to tho
city and cet a Jack knife at a 25 cents oavlne-and then fall back Into the old rut In buylnc the balance of their supplies. Our Idea of modem
mercnandlslnc Is to wpply all your wants-everythtne you eat, wear or use-for yourself, youf family and the hired man, at an averace savlnc
,! 4 per cent, which means that If your yearly purchases amount to $200, you can save somethlnc like $E0; or $100 If It costs you
$400 a year to live. Are you so well off that $100, or even $50 does not Interest you? Then airaln, consider the advanUces. Absolutely
reliable merchandise of the very best quality, and an unlimited ranee of selection. New coods Prompt service. Prices that spell economy,
and the certain knowledge that absolute satisfaction Is the keynote to every transaction. To make trading with us possible, we Issue a cata
logue of 1 128 paces, in which almost everything; Imaginable, Including Vehicles and Form Implements, Is Illustrated, described and priced.
This catalogue can be absolutely depended upon and enables you to select your entlro bill of merchandise without hurry or confusion and
with the certainty that everything will be found Exactly as described or you need not keep It. We ask you to cet out of your present rut and
elve our methods a trial. We satisfy others and-wlll satisfy you There never was a hotter time than rleht now to beeln. for we have Just
Issued a new cataloeu full of the things you will need to see you throuch this winter, and you can make no better Investment than to fill out
this coupon and send It to us now while the subject Is fn your mind. We ask IS cents, merely as an evidence of good faith on your part.
If you will risk 1 5 cents, we will risk sending you a cataloeue that costs us
over half a dollar to print and is so big that It requires 26 cents postage.
It is our 76 cents against your 15 cents. Will you do It? Write today.
Laying in Supplies: Living- from hand to mouth is one way of living, but why not get your supplies on a wholesale basis and avoid the
petty annoyances of retail buying, to say nothing of making four dollars go as far as five dollars used to. That's tho grocery list you see hanging
on the wall. Supplied with loops to hang up with. A postal will bring It. Nothing like groceries for a foundation for a 100-lb.f relent shipment.
Montgomery Ward Co.
Michigan Avenue, Madison and Washington Streets, Chicago
Montgomery Ward G Co., Chjcatfo
Enclosed find 1 5 cents for partial postago on Catalogue
No. 72, as advertised In Lincoln Commoner.
Thousands of readers of this paper noticed our advertisement last month and sent In their application for our Catalogue No. 72. A new edition
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Carlyle (111.) Constitution: The re
publican papers still continue to boom
Cleveland for president
Lamar (Colo.) Sparks: President
Roosevelt's great trust-busting exhi
bition has been postponed until next
spring, when tho grandstand will be
Bellefonte (Pa.) Democrat-Watchman:.
There seem to be as many mys
teries in the president's cabinet as
that of the most versatile Hindoo fakir
Hamilton (O.) Sun: The conviction
is gradually growing on the public
that if all the real crooks were in the
penitentiary there wouldn't be enough
"Wall street brokers at liberty to make
a respectable corporal's guard.
Rawlings (Wyo.) Journal:". Talk
about grabbing at straws! Every re
publican in the country is doing an
Indian dance because one prominent
English statesman has been found
who favors a protective, tariff.
' Newkirk (O. T.) Democrat-Herald:
No wonder republicans admire Grover
Cleveland and push him forward as a
candidate for the presidency. It
would simply mean four years of re
publican rule and probably more.
Spencer (la.) Herald: Senator Dol
liver says the protective tariff Is a
system. So is a "get rich quick"
scheme. The operation of either sys
tem begets the same result. Robbery,
plain,1 every-day robbery of the people.
Adrian (Mich.) Press: Silver coin
age may, never be an issue so strong
ly as it was, but so long as this is a
nation, finance is to be tl e leading is
sue, and the democratic platform of
1896 and 1900 is right; and it will al
ways be an issue.
Selina (O.) Democrat: Not for for
ty years has bribery, looting and cor
ruption been so prevalent in the na
tional capital as at this time. It is
worse than the' Belknap regime. And
the people of Ohio are asked to vote to
indorse this administration. Is there
an honest man who thinks that it de
Washta (la.) Journal: John D.
Rockefeller, the old hypocrite, claims
to be religious and talks of what the
Lord has done for him. John's at
tempt to make God responsible for
his own crimes In robbing the people,
reminds us of the excuses given by
some jingo politicians for America's
course in the Philippines.
Stielbina (Mo.) Torchlight) When
some one asked him if he (Cleveland)
would accept the democratic nomina
tion for president, it is said he related
a fish story. The certainty that it
will not be tendered him by a con
vention which represents the senti
ments of the democratic masses, is not
as doubtful as most fish stories are.
Manitowoc (Wis.) Pilot: The post
office trouble about Miss Todd In
Delaware has been closed. And how!
Miss Todd stands dismissed. Post
master General Payne and Senator
Addicks standing by their compact
and the president, he of rough rider
fame, has not the courage to say no
and stand up for right. People, of
course, would like to know what
"goods" the senator has promised to
Bellaire (0.) Democrat: When con
dfimninGr the steel trust and Its meth
ods as well as the meat and other
trusts, don't forget to give a few
thinks to the party whose class legis
lation built up this aristocracy of
wealth and political manipulation, and
that has and will continue to draw
heavy political contributions from
them and on this account will never
throw a straw in their way to hinder
their continuing to hold up tne people.
Marion (la.) Sentinel: The insane
glee indulged in some republican
newspaper offices over Mr. Chamber
lain's attempt to lanl the English peo
ple in the clutches of a lot of law
created tariff looters, is natural of
course. Any man who believes the
people are benefited by a system of
taxes on tho necessaries of life, is silly
enough to take a sort of fiendish de
light in almost any movement that
runs counter to the principle of hu
man justice and equality.
Eureka (111.) Democrat-Journal: Tho
Chicago Tribune says that "Senator
Allison struck the keynote for tho re
publican spell-binders In the Iowa
campaign" in his speech in Clinton on
October 10, and that "the main point
was that tariff and tho trusts have
nothing to do with each other." Why
Is it then that the trusts pour out
money like water to maintain tariff
lobbies in Washington and to bribe
legislators, speakers and editors to
maintain the tariff?
Ramsey (111.) News-Journal: It is
said by the projectors of the scheme
to have Cleveland Hpeak before the
Commercial club, in Chicago last week
that It had no political significance
whatever. But tho old renegade
guard, who proved disloyal to dem
ocracy in 1896 and 1900, were tho only
ones to cheer the man who wrecked
the democratic party in his last ad
ministration by repudiating demo
cratic principles and joining the ene
mies of his party and the country.
Wichita (Kas.) Democrat: It Is
somewhat remarkable, the avidity
Ith which protectionist papers pub
lish under conspicuous headings the
statements of Joseph Chamberlain, the
Englishman who recently resigned
from the British cabinet, in advocacy
of a protective tariff policy for that
country. That statesman (?) attri
butes England's comparative decline in
foreign commerce to its freelrade pol
icy, but makes no reference to Its per
sistence in the policy of foreign con
quests which naturally and Inevitably
alienates other countries and peoples
against the grasping empire.
Hastings (Mich.) Journal: Grover
Cleveland was the honored guest of
the Chicago Commercial club last
week Wednesday evening. His theme
was "Law and order, just distribution
of Tcaltk, and fair treatment for la!
and capital." Very eood fiubiecUDUt
if Grovcr's memory was good be Ziught
to have remembered tho gstling fan
ho ordored placed in tho ttreeU of
Chicago to incite tho passions -og ,
workingmen. who were cryinjc for lhr- "vf
Ing wages from the Pullmans. Not a n f
true democrat was present at the
meeting; a few so-called gold demo-
nmia wnrn thnrei Tlin nltih la . rm-
publican close corporation.
Alamagordo (N. M.) Journal: TJmi
Cleveland boom is said to 1m makjjhg
headway In some sections of the coun
try. How he or his friends can trac
hope to have the democratic party
nominate him, much leas support alia
afterwards, is beyond the ken of tk
ordinary democrat. The slmon pur
democrat either wants a man of the
same principle or expects one of just
the opposite views. If we are to have
a republican for president, In all de
cency lets have one who is not
ashamed to wear the name. An open
enemy is far better than a treacher
Centreville (Md.) Observer: Re
publican reformation and promises
remind us of the old negro who, in
anticipation of death, was Informed
that if ho expected to be forgiven he
must likewise forgive his enemies. The
old man thought 1ong and deeply.
'Has I got tc forgive dat nigger, Jim
Jackson?" he finally asked, anxious
ly. "Yes," was the reply. It cam
hard, but the old man at length said
slowly: "Oh, Lord! I forgives Jim
Jackson if I dies; but if I live, dat
nljger had better look out!" And that
is the position of the republican par
ty. They are reformers out of office;
but If they get Inthe people had bet
ter look out.
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