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THE OMAHA DAILY HEE: SUNDAY, MAY 11, 1002.
LABOR ON HARVEST FIELDS
Eflriona Froblem in the Great Wheat BelU
of Northwest and Southwest,
HOW IT HAS BEEN MET IN KANSAS
T"lr Thooaaad Hnrvratera, Thoa.
nil ( ooka nnd Aaalstants
and Three Tbuaaaad Trimi
Wanted Thla Year.
The demand for labor In the g;rrat wheat
fcrlt of the west promises to be quite ai
great during this year's harvest time as
ever and the problem of meeting the de
mand Is already occupying; the minds of
those directly Interested. Less than a score
of years ar;o few farmers would think of
owing nv.re wheat or corn than their own
regular nelp could gather at harvest time.
The iiiost a farmer In any community would
io was to call a few of the neighbors to as
sist. If the grain threatened to ripen too
fast during th cutting of the same. The
Importing of labor was unthought of.
Hut today the wheat belts of the north
west and the southwest altord a striking
contrast to the relatively small Industry of
those days. Hundreds of acres In one field,
cno farmer operating twenty-five binder
and employing 100 harvest laborers, was be
yond the wildest dreams of the old-time
agriculturist. Yet this is common enough
In tho wheat growing districts .today. And
Just so long as the individual farmer con
tinues to ralBe large areas of grain the
labor problem will confront him, though
the "harvest hand" problem has already
been worked dwn to a fine point In eome
great grain-raising communities.
System In Wheat Ralln.
In Kansas there Is quite as much system
ab;ut the harvesting of the great wheat
crops as there is id the turning out of steel
from the mills of the Pennsylvania Iron
region. The laborers of the field need not
be skilled to perfection like those of the
hops, yet harvesting requires no little
training and the most strenuous physical
David W. Blaine, a farmer of Pratt
county, Kansas, has arranged a plan to
furnish 20,000 extra men every year to tho
Kansas farmers. Hi itihuiiie Is simple and
has already proved valuable, though It hns
been in operation only three years. In
1901 alone It saved several hundred thou
sand dollars to the farmers of Kansas and
better results are expected the present
acason. This aavlng has been accomplished
by securing help in ample time.
x Mr. Blaine began three years ago by ad
vertising through the daily press for har
vest "hands" to go to his home commu
nity, Pratt county, and asBlst himself and
neighbors in raring for surplus grain.
Thousands of Idle men In the cities read
the information and hurried out. He
turned the surplus over to the railroad
companies and the men were sent where
most needed. Prior to that farmers of
Pratt county have been depending upon
neighborhood help. If that were not forth
coming the wheat must die of rotting before
It could be gotten into the stack. Over
ripe wheat cannot be allowed to stand la
the field more than a week before it com
mences to mould and grow musty.
Two years ago Blaine improved upon bis
Idea of advertising by purchasing more
pace and having the harvest hands go to
Kansas City as a central point, from there
to be distributed to wheat growers as they
called for them. But not one-fourth enough
men answered the advertisements and
farmers appealed in vain to the Kansas
City employment bureau. Last year Blaine
began earlier. He asked all of the farmers
to meet in their respective communities
about a month before harvest and decide
upon the number of men they would need.
These reports were sent to him and as a
result he appealed for 15,000 laborers and
3,000 teams. The state employment agency
at Kansas City agreed to take care of the
harvest laborers and send, them into the
wheat belt as Blaine directed. He pre
pared a list of the needs of every commu
nity and as rapidly as the laborers arrived
at Kansas City they were sent on. But he
neglected to send a specified number of
men into each community, depending upon
the county reports. So while the majority
of the farmers were supplied, those living
In Isolated portions of the state were neg
lected and the harvest hands were all em
ployed before they reached their destlna
Plana for Thla Season.
This season Blaine secured even more
detailed reportB of the needs of the farm
era aa early as April, getting the names
of the farmers and number of banda they
wanted in every township. He also se
cured a report on tho condition of wheat
lit that time. By keeping a close watch on
the weather report he will know In June
vhether tho number of laborers shall be
diminished or Increased as compared with
the supposed needs of three mouths pre-
tiuub. mer since ne nas Deen sending
circulars to the various employment agen
cies in the United States stating that 20.
000 men, 1,000 women and 3,000 teams can
be used in the Kanaas fields, beginning In
June and lasting thirty days or more.
A general distributing agency haa been
established at Kansas City, another at To
peka and still another at Wichita in the
Tory center of the wheat belt, where ,tho
There U great need of motherly watch
fulness and care. A growing girl needs
all her streugth, and if she is nervous
and melancholy, and loses appetite there
It surely something wrong. This is espe
cially true as the young girl approaches
mat important pe
riod of change
when the woman
ly function is es
ly care and proper
treatment at this
period auay save
much after suf
fering. The best medi
cine for young
girls who are
choly, and irreg
ular of appetite,
la Dr. Pierce's Fa
tion. It cures
llness, and melan
the appetite, and
gives the body
There is no alco
hol in "Favorite
it is entirely free
from opium, co
caine, aud all
My daughter was troubled with aiasibeaa and
conitlpation an waa wry nervous lor tva
vtara write Mrs. U Carter, of IS5 4th Street,
but they gave her no relief. At time she
wjuld eat nothing, had green tni purple arc Ira
adrr her eyes, and melancholy. A woman
! 01 mint told ma to try your ' Favorite
l-rwcription and Pleasant Ftlirta ' which I aid.
Altrr taking aae bottle of each aha began ta iim
P",ir"'1 "ill tmrortof. People a Id aha
Sii " ,BouS" she were going into a decline.
fcUie la twelve ware old. There are na circle
round her eyes now and she ia healthy and
rrtaiat. eata aa much aa any child, and la grow
14 lallrr rrcry dy
... a.icixo'aPrilcUrxsuiaLU bowels.
Queer Things at Crownings
A royal coronation is an event of such
solemn Importance, at least to the partici
pants In It, and the preparation for It are
made so long in advance, that one would
think It impuMlble for anything about it
to be allowed to go amiss. But there baa
seldom been a coronation which has not
been disturbed by some Incident, either
tragic or ludicrous, not down on the pro
gram. William the Conqueror wss Inveeted on
Christmas dsy, 106$, with a brand new
crown richly decorated with gems. The
Saxon and Norman nobles were gathered
In Westminster Abbey, and the spectators
of each nation were called upon tn their
own language to say whether they ac
cepted William aa king. The Saxons,
anxious to prove how thoroughly they were
reconstructed, shouted, "Yea, yea, King
William!" so loudly that the Norman
guards outside thought, or pretended to
think, that they were raising a riot, or
perhaps murdering the king. Instead of
going to the rescue, it seemed more ap
propriate and agreeable to them to set fire
to the neighboring buildings and loot the
property of the English. The glare of
flames lighted up the abbey and panic
broke out inside. The spectators poured
out, the Norman and Saxon nobles prepar
ing for battle, and the king and clergy
were left to finish the ceremony alone. The
prelates were trembling and it Is Intimated
that William himself, for the first and last
time In his life, may have shivered a little,
too. Nevertheless, the coronation went on.
to the accompaniment of the flames and
uproar without, and all the ancient ceremonies-
were performed. Unfortunately
there were no red extras to take ad
vantage of this Incomparable sensation.
When Henry I married his second wife,
Adellcla or Adellza of Lcuvaln, he had a
econd double coronation, and on this oc
casion the performance was well worth the
price of admission. Thene are' different
versions of the actual happenings, but one
of the stories Is this.
Roger, bishop of Salisbury, claimed the
right to perform the marriage ceremony
because Windsor was in his diocese. Ralph
of Escurea, archbishop of Canterbury,
vehemently denied this pretention, and an
ecclesiastical council decided that the king
and queen were parishioners of the arch
blBbop In whatever part of England they
might be. So Ralph, tottering with age
and palsy, tied the knot. But Henry tried
to give Bishop Roger a consolation prize tn
the shape of the management of the cor
onation ceremonies the next day. Accord
ingly he secretly arranged for an unusually
early coronation and Roger rattled the cere
monies along with such celerity that when
the paralytic archbishop arrived the crown
was already on the king's head. The king
wilted like a whipped schoolboy before
Ralph's indlgnact questionings, and when
he apologetically said that if the ceremony
bad not been properly performed It could
be done again, the archbishop, according to
some accounts, knocked the crown from
the royal head with his crozler. At any
rate, he got it off in some fashion and then
put it on again himself.
Queen Elizabeth had some trouble In be
ing properly crowned for lack of prelates
No Religious Decline
Some Interesting statistics have been
gathered by E. M. Camp to controvert the
statement that growth in church member
ships is not keeping pace with the Increase
of population; that lesa money proportion
ately is given to religious causes and that
spiritual conditions show declining Interest.
The statistics are published in the laat
number of the Church Economist.
The population of the United States has
increased since 1860 nearly two and a half
fold. In 1860 the Congregational church
membership was 253,765 and In 1900 It waa
633,349. Here is a ratto of growth slightly
greater than that of population.
In 1860 the Presbyterians North num
bered 276,308 and in 1900, 1,025,388. To
gether these two religious bodies have in
creased a little more than three-fold.
In 1860 there were 146,600 Episcopalians
and In 1900 there were 714.575. The Luth
erans have increased from 232,780 In 1860
to 1.665,878 in 1900.
Adding to these figures those for the
Baptists, Methodist Episcopal, the Disci
ples of Christ snd the Roman Catholic
churches, it will be found that the growth
In church membership in the last forty
yeara stands to the increase in population
in the ratio of 16 to 5.
Mr. Camp makes out an equally strong
argument to prove that people give more
to the churches proportionately than they
did forty yeara ago. Here are some of
his figures: Presbyterlana gave to mis
sions in 1825 $12,517, in 1850 $406,672, In
1875 $2,723,068, and in 1900 $4,186,288. In
1850 the total gtfta of Presbyerians North
for all purposes were $1,462,023, In 1875
$9,625,594, and In 1900 $16,338,376. In 1892
Lutherans gave to missions snd benevo
lences $829,000. snd tn 1902 $1,285,775.
"Young Men's Christian association work
of thla country cost last year $10,000,000,
which waa $2,000,000 in advance of any
previous year, and people gave enough
to enable the year to be closed without
"Take Congregational, Baptist, Metho
dlat. Disciple, Episcopal, Reformed any
thing you please and compare total gifts
by years. All of them are before me as I
farmers can meet and employ their help.
Wages ranging from $1.50 to $2.50 per day
are paid for eight hours' work, double pay
for extra time. On moonlight nights,
should there be any prospect of rainy
weather in the near future, the whole force
of harvest handa may be found tolling
away until nearly midnight. Sunday Is no
exception to the rule.
The immediate cutting of a wheat field
after It ones begins to ripen is necessary
if it is to be saved. This is why so many
thousand extra men are needed. A farmer
with four good horses, his gang plow and
a drill will plant from 200 to 300 acrea of
grain in the fall, but to handle thla grain
when ripened requires ten horses and seven
men, or six mors men than are usually
found with the average farmer. Naturally
these men and teams have to be imported.
aa well aa women to prepare the food for
Halt a Mllltoa for Harvest Handa.
7 Last year over $500,000 dollars was paid
out to these extra helpers, but Kansas
reaped a crop of 90.000 buahela from which
was derived a handsome profit.
The work to be done in a harvest field
is extremely tiresome snd soon tells upon
the tenderfoot. There Is no protection from
the sun's rays, which often reach the 116
mark, mowing down the harvesters ss their
machines cut the yellow grata. The men
who come to the wheat belt direct from the
cities and who have been used to Inside
work sre first set to driving binders. This
paya $1.60 per day and as they become
more hardened to the rays of the sun, they
sre promoted to the carrying of bundles and
hocking of wheat or oats, snd later given
the Job of hauling, feeding a thresher and
such. Those who era unused to ths har
vest field generally break down the second
or third day. Even if not sunstruck run
ning about through the rough stubble car
rying heavy bundles tells on them seriously.
The work of the harvest band Is weU worth
to perform the ceremony. Of all the
bishops of her realm only one would con
sent to take part In" the coronation, al
though moat of them were present aa spec
tators. The queen was duly anointed, but
she remarked afterward to her maids that
the oil was "grease and smelt ill."
We begin to feel In a modern atmosphere
when we note that the coronation of Oeorge
III was delayed by a strike of workmen.
The men employed at Westminster hall bad
counted on tips from visitors, which the
suthorlttea were not disposed to allow. The
trouble was settled by an Increase In wages.
The earl marshal forgot the sword of
state, the royal banquet chairs and the
canopy. The lord mayor of London lent his
sword and a Jury canopy was rigged. But
the bitches and delays provoked the king
to remonstrance. The deputy earl marshal
tactfully replied: "It 1 true, 'sire, that
there has been some delay, but I have taken
care that the next coronation shall be reg
ulated in the exactest manner possible."
The king accepted the excuse with good
humor, but took his revenge by living for
sixty years longer, by which time the re
vised arrangementa for the next coronation
were out of date. After the crown had
been put on George's head the largest dia
mond fell to the ground. Later the poeta
found in thla an omen of the loss of the
American colonies the brightest Jewel in
the crown. It waa said that the young pre
tender, Charles Edward, was present on
this occasion out of curiosity and that
later he ut one of his adherents threw a
glove from a gallery of Westminster hall
in answer to the challenge of the champion.
To George IV, "the first gentleman of
Europe," who once achieved the feat of In
venting a shoebuckle, a coronation would
obviously be Just the sort of thing to call
out the full powers of his mind. His coro
nation was the most expensive in English
history. It eost nearly $1.200,000 to be ex
act, 238.238. The nation generally thought
George dear at the price, and his successor,
William IV, cut down his own coronation
bill to 50,000.
James II spared no expense or trouble In
his coronation. He had a feast of 1,445
dishes, a gorgeous procession and superb
trappings. Nevertheless, he could not pre
vent a series of mishaps that took on a
deadly significance when he was chased
from his throne three years later. The
crown was shaky on his head, and some
body had to stand by him all the time to
keep it from falling off. That service was
performed by Henry Sidney, brother of Al
gernon Sidney, who had been beheaded twa
years before. "This is not the first time,
your majesty," he observed, "that my fam
ily have supported the crown." When the
signal was given that James was crowned
the flag on the tower was torn by the wind.
The canopy of cloth of gold which waa held
over the king's head waa rent on the way
home from the Abbey. On the same day the
royal arms in stained glass fell from a
church window, and when the champion,
after challenging all corners to dispute the
right of James to the throne, dismounted to
kiss the king's hand, he fell full length.
write; from the earliest days they were
kept. Without exception the increases are
steady; they run precisely as do the Pres
byterian figures Just given.
"As a concrete example of progress take
the building conditions in New York thla
spring. About $1,500,000 Is planned for the
Immediate future. This ia, in addition to
buildings already uider construction,
which are absorbing, thla spring alone,
"These sums are for churches and parish
houses alone. If allied constructions be
Included, such, for Instance, as the new St.
Bartholomew's clinic, costing $200,000; the
Naval Branch Young Men's Christian asso
ciation, costing $400,000, and the Roman
Catholic Orphan asylum, costing $330,000,
the total is immensely swelled.
"Then debts are being paid as never be
fore. Methodists of the country have raised
$16,000,000 within the last two years a
performance never before art down to the
record of any reltgloua body. The income
of Episcopal, United Brethren, Presby
terian, Baptist, Methodist, Congregational,
Reformed and Roman Catholic mission
funds steadily Increase, year by year.
"Peter'a pence from America this year
will equal that from ail the world together
in previous yeara. New York province
alone aende $475,000. The voluntary contri
butions for church purposes in the Church
of England for the year ending last Easter
"Taking New York again in the 'good
old times.' when people were said to be
giving aa they are not now, churches aban
doned the lower part of Manhattan island,
all save the Roman Catholic, and It aban
doned the well-to-do residence section. The
lower part of the Island waa abandoned by
Protestant churches becsuse their sup
porters moved sway, and, lacking an in
come, the churches had to do the same.
"In these later times, when It Is claimed
people do not give, Protestant churche3
have raised $4,000,000 as anchor funds en
dowment!. The Episcopal 'retreat- stopped
long ago. One parish, endangered in the
minds of some, has received $136,000 within
a few weeks to end any possible alarm.
ths price paid. It all depends, however,
upon previous field experience.and thla la
why so many Kansas farm girls can do
more work with a binder than a atrong,
heslthy man from the city.
Every claaa of men imaginable goes to
Kansaa during the harvesting season to
work tn the wheat fielda. College men
anxloua to earn a little extra money in va
cation time; men from big city offices, who
wiau to improve upon tnoir financial con
dition and at the same time take on tan;
tramps, day laborers and others, mix in
the motley gang that crowd the passenger
and freight trains running into the wheat
bat the first few weeks In June. The
harvest hand can save from $75 to $125
during the harvest season. 1
Before Mr. Blaine Improved upon the
labor system in ths wheat holt of tr.n...
snd the southwest, there was much trouble
every harvest from strikes snd inability
to secure a sufficient number of workmen.
Even laat year an attemnt
form a union, but Mr. Blaine headed it off
oy nis importation or 5,000 laborers from
eastern cities. Ha has aa unremuneratlve
task, except that it Is gaining him dealred
political prestige. He haa saved thouaands
of dollars annually to the wheat rr.n
In aupplylng plenty of labor.
W. R. DRAPER.
PRATTLE OF TUB YOI NGSTERS.
Visitor So you're S years old today.
Willie, Yes, sir.
Visitor And Just think. I'm nearly 50.
Willie My! I wlsht I wss. Then I'd get
(0 cents 'stead o" t fur my birthday.
Ia Illustrating the vanity of boastfulness
our preacher told a good story, which Is
worth retelling. Two or three little girls
who bad chickens were boasting of the lay
Samuel L Moffett
in Saturday Even
upon which the queen remarked: "See you,
love, what a weak champion you have."
When William and Mary were crowned
somebody stole the king's purse, and when
Jt became his duty to put a contribution In
the offertory he had to borrow the money
from Lord Danby. The champion's glove
was said to have been stolen on the same
Queen Anne was not able to stand alone
to be crowned. She was the only English
sovereign that ever had to be held up by
others on such an occasion. Her excessive
weight was too much for her gouty feet.
On thla occasion thieves, as they were
rudely called at that time probably they
would be called souvenir Bends now
cleaned off all the plate, pewter and linen
used at the banquet.
At the coronation of Victoria the queen
attracted general admiration, but hardly
anybody else missed a chance to blunder.
Grevllle, In his Memoirs, remarks:
"The different actors In the ceremonial
were very Imperfect in their parts and
had neglected to rehearse them. Lord John
Tbynne, who officiated for the dean of
Westminster, told me that nobody knew
what waa to be done except the archbishop
and himself (who had rehearsed), Lord
Wllloughby (who Is experienced in these
matters), and the duke of Wellington, and
consequently there was a continual
difficulty and embarrassment and the
queen never knew what she was to do
next. They made her leave her chair and
enter St. Edward's chapel before the
prayer waa concluded, much to the dis
comfiture of the archbishop. She said to
John Tbynne, 'Pray, tell me what I am to
do, for they don't know,' and at the end,
when the orb waa put Into her hand, she
said to him:
" 'What am I to do with It?'
" 'Your majesty is to carry It, If you
please. In your hand'
" 'Am I?' she said: 'It is very heavy.' "
The ruby coronation ring, according to
the rubric, should go on the fourth finger.
In this case the ring had been made for
the little finger, which the queen accord
ingly held out when the proper time came.
The archbishop refused to put it on that
finger and said It must go on the fourth.
The queen remonstrated, declaring that
she could not get it on, but the archbishop
Insisted that it had to go. Accordingly the
other rings were taken off and the new
one waa forced on with such pain that
as soon aa the ceremony was over the
queen had to bathe her finger In ice water
to get it off. When the coronation medals
were thrown about, dignity was forgottoa
and the whole crowd, including the maids
of honor, scrambled to get them.
The venerable Lord Rolle fell down as
be was getting up the steps of the throne
and when afterward he started to mount
again to do homage, the queen said: "May
I not get up and meet him?" Rising from
the throne, she went down one or two of
the steps to prevent him from coming up,
an act of kindness which "made a great
Study of Church Statistics
in I860 and Now.
"Presbyterians have, within two yeara,
demonstrated their ability forever to pre
vent further retreat, and I could easily
name a line of what may be called fron
tier, or picket, parishes, that are going to
stand for all time.
"This list could be Increased to weari
ness. But two points must be made. One
is that while people may be carried off
their feet by clever religious beggars
these beggars are, by the way, being sup
pressed In all churches' as never before
people do not give year after year, in
increased amounts, to objects in which they
are not Interested. If you think they do,
try running some charity.
"The other point is that, while the fash
Ion of the moment there la fashion In giv
ing, as In bonnets is to give outside the
churches, after the pattern set by Mr.
Andrew Carnegie, yet the Income of church
causes is not declining. Look at the great
gifts to education Just now, to hospitals
and the rest.
"Thla year Is going to be a record
breaker. Mr. Plerpont Morgan gives $1,000,
000 to a Boston hospital, Mr. Rockefeller
$1,000,000 to southern education, Miss Helen
Gould $1,000,000 this year through the
Young Men's Christian association. Be
good enough to note that these and almost
everybody known aa liberal givers are
"Yet I happen to know that the three
persona named are given more to strictly
church causes than they ever gave before.
Mr. Rockefeller has given this year $100,000
to the American Baptist Missionary union,
$90,000 to the Baptist Home Mission society,
$55,000 to the Baptist Educational society,
$150,000 to Brown university and $100,000
to Newton Theological seminary. Speak
ing generally, be ia slowly increasing his
gifts to Baptist objects.
"Speaking of the whole country, about
$38,000,000 will go, as I figure it, into new
churches, parish homes and manses this
The alleged spiritual decline ia dis
proved, Mr. Camp thinks, by the statistics
published above. People will not Join
churches snd contribute to them unless they
sre Interested, he ssys. .
ing qualities of their hens. One laid so
many eggs, and another more. Another
little girl, the daughter of a bishop, said:
"Pshaw, that's nothing. My papa laid two
"Why do we say, 'Give us this day our
dally bread?'" asked a Sunday school
teacher after the lesson.
"Because we want It fresh," answered a
"How la It, my dear," Inquired a school
teacher of a little girl, "that you do not
understand this simple thing?"
"I do not know, Indeed," she answered,
with a perplexed look; "but I sometimes
think I have ao many things to learn that
I have not time to understand."
It was a preacher's small boy that got
Into a fight with another youngster. As
the latter waa going home with one black
eye, the minister met him.
"My lad," aald the preacher, "you have
"Yes, sir," was the reply.
"Don't you know it Is wicked to fight?
I will go home and pray for you."
"You had better go home and pray for
your own boy," was the Indignant reply.
"He has two black eyes."
"Whom do you love best?" asked a vis
itor of my sister Lillian. 3 years old.
"Mamma." .aid ths little one. "God next
and then my sister snd brothers."
Noticing that she said nothing about ber
father, the visitor said.
"Why, Lillian, I am surprised at you!
Whers does your papa come in?"
Lillian raised her lari-e eyea and Inno
"Papa why, papa comes la through the
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keep pure, sweet and freeh In any part of a. llerrlck. Another carload Just recelvid-ull sixes In stock. Come see the
pretty ones In white enamel and opallte tile.
Dining Chairs Never have we shown such a variety of patterns in dining chairs.
owing to the large number of patterns, wet hnve decided to oIosa out and discontinue auch patterns as we have but a few
of each, and will quote some quick-moving prices, 50 per cent leas than regular.
Some of these Dining chairs worth up to $ft.W each, and at these prices they are all 50 per cent and more lesa than the
One lot 4 Dining Chairs
One only, Dining fifin
Chair cane seat Uvl
One only. Dining Qfir
Chair wood seat "WL
One lot four Dining Chalrn
cane seat i in
One only wood seat
Carpets . .
d . aaaa.
eala-na and "eavlnara from the beat
to are the floor eoverlnga In our carpet department before -lioalnK. We
values we have to offer 1
GERMANTOWN AND LOWELLS beBt ingrain, many pat
terns exclusively our own, very broad selection to choose
from, 65 cents per yard.
PROVIDENTS all wool extra supers, 60c per yard.
TAPESTRY BRUSSELS Smith's best tapestry brussels car
pet, entire line at one price, 75c per yard.
PRINTED VELVET warranted fast colors, with or without
border, special 70c per yard.
Lace Curtains :
Call k. . are
pair 11.25 up to.
Scotch Net per
pair (3 up to...
$ C BrusselH
v pair 110
.C7.JVJ per ,,r.
Hammocks We carried over just a few
patterns that we will sell at the following prices
$5.00 hammocks, 10 only X&S
$4.50 hammocks, 10 only $2.50
$3.50 hammocks, 27 only 11,50
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One only Leather Sct
Two onlv Leather -Seat Din-
One only Leather S,-nt
Chair t. 3
Two Wood Peat Pining
Chiiirs 'I OSi
Three golden oak
ffprtns trlpa merrily on a pare. It le carp hnmmfr la to echo
throavft yonr home, It Itlirh time for yon tn note enrpet need and then
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loom maatera and economical rlr.a
Art fiber mattings, vegetable dyed, very choice designs, 60e and
60c per yard. Heavy, sturdy china mattlnRS, made upon honor
and to wear, our own importations, 13 to 45 cents per yard.
Japanese cotton warp mattings, the fancy kind, all patterns
nd colors, 20c to 60c per yard.
Oar stock waa never larger than now, and the as
sortment never more
o the brat we rail your
per pair ffiE
up to ipOO
115 up to
Real Arabian per
pair $4 m to
pair $4 up to
31 MASSIVE VOLS.
Weight Over 200 Lbs.
buy a Herrick. Yes, they
frlgcrator. The llerrlck la the only re-
veneer sent Four cane seat Dining
4.00 jr;:.8 .7.bo
11 utt niltA lll'll ri rarrillll v lllTa
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Quote herewith a few of the eatra
complete. Front the very chenneat
attention to our Imported line of
French Velour per C7E
pair $.'() up to 4TO
$1.95 up to
- 10 cents
three for 25 cents.
Bamboo porch screen, size 6x6 $1.09
Bamboo porch screen, size 8x8 $2.00
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