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Only sixteen days till Christmas,
your buying this week.
Kansas is learning that political
fervor will not take the place of coal.
The report that the Russian govern
ment needs money Is confirmed, as the
czar has called WItte Into his council.
Great Britain's showing on the New
foundland affair proves that even the
best of friends may disagree when the
pocketbook is affected.
Democrats who oppose American
cltitenship for residents of Torto Rico
owe it to the public to tell what they
want to do with the islands.
New York's attempt to revive inter
est in bicycle racing will scarcely drive
Bantos-Dumont into retirement, as the
faddlBts are all looking skyward.
With troops under orders to prepare
to march on Lead, the Hearst mining
interests seem to be plainly separated
from the Hearst political Interests.
Mrs. Storer has the satisfaction of
knowing she Is not the first woman
to bring disaster home by attempting
to shape the policy of church and
Omaha would be much more inter
et.ted in the Milwaukee extension to
the coast if that Milwaukee line from
Omaha to South Dakota would only
A Connecticut judge has added to
the hazy atmosphere which surrounds
labor laws by deciding that a boycott
la not Illegal under the terms of the
The dUcovery that lite insurance
agents are violating the spirit of New
York laws comes as relief after they
have so long been charged with vio
lating Its letter.
In declaring the state child
law unconstitutional the New
appellate court demonstrates
either the constitution or the
should be changed.
Senator Bailey now knows from of
flclal sources the extent of his dealings
with the Waters-Fierce Oil company
and he Is probably wondering why the
evidence was preserved.
If report of German, Itussian and
British plotting are true, the shah Is
dying at the proper time to save his
place In history as the last of the in
dependent rulers of Tersia.
Even railroad managers might look
with favor on Increased facilities of
transportation by water it It will re
Ueve the congestion of traffic which
threatens to become chronic.
The fact that Standard Oil company
directors are Investing money in gas
companies shows a desire to let their
light shine in a manner not appreci
ated by the men who foot the bills.
Americans who remember the ex
perience of the United States army
with cutthroats on the frontier will
not be misled as to the real Filipino
by the murderous assaults of Pula
Jaces. If Uncle Sam continues to operate
his Alaska telegraph and cable lines
successfully residents of the United
States may begin to wonder why he
doesn't undertake the work in a more
In the excitement that has followed
President Roosevelt's pronouncement
on the school situation in San Fran
cisco, one of the more serious points
touched on In his message has been
lost sight of to a great extent. The
force of his Inheritance tax and in
come tax recommendations has been
discounted. The president's discussion
of these points was academic to a de
gree, and yet he said enough to fore
shadow the inevitable reorganization
of the national system of collecting
revenue. The truth Is that the funds
In Uncle Sam's treasury have been fur
nished and replenished by most un
certain means, and only the phenome
nal growth of the country and the un
exampled prosperity of its people have
enabled the government to be assured
of a sufficient revenue to carry on Its
The principal sources of revenue de
pended upon by the government are an
excise tax and a tariff which in the
main Is intended to be prohibitive.
The tariff for revenue only idea was, in
effect, abandoned by the republican
party as a policy more than twenty-five
years ago. The tariff for protection
has produced a large revenue, while
at the same time It has fostered and
built up the American industries until
the manufactures of the United States
now stand in front rank among na
tions. The uncertainty of the income
from this source is apparent It natu
rally follows that as aapldly as the
home demand for an article on which
a duty is laid becomes satisfied by
home production the income from the
Importation ceases. This falling off
in revenue is most noticeable during
periods of depression, when consump
tion Is reduced to a minimum, and Its
instability as a source of revenue has
caused much anxiety among the states
men who have dealt with this topic.
The argument in favor of a tariff for
revenue gets its support solely from
The revenue derived from the excise
tax is more reliable, for the reason that
the articles on which It is laid are
almost wholly a home production and
are very largely consumed at home.
This source of revenue produces about
one-third the annual expenditure of the
government, a little more than 30 per
cent, leaving the balance to be derived
from the various activities of the gov
ernment which produce income. The
removal of the tax from denature
alcohol has brought to attention the
fact that In a large measure the benefit
of the law will be denied to the in
tending users of the material for the
purposes to which it is adapted. The
internal revenue office has found it
necessary to safeguard the interests of
the government by hedging round
about with rules and regulations the
manufacture and sale of alcohol to
such an extent ss will In a large meas
ure deprive any but established dis
tillers from manufacturing the article.
The process of manufacture Is very
simple, as has been amply demon
strated by the "moonshiners," but in
order that the government should be
assured of its excise tax, the regula
tions are such that it is not likely
that the manufacture of alcohol for
power or other purposes will soon be
listed as among the farm industries of
the United States. The only remedy for
this condition lies in a readjustment
of the revenue law which will permit
the manufacture of alcohol for domes
tic consumption in the production of
power, light or heat. This will In
volve, necessarily, a reduction In the
tax now levied on alcohol to a point
where it will not be profitable to
'moonshine" on any but the largest
The suggested inheritance tax has
specifically In view the purpose of pre
venting vast and dangerous accumula
tions of wealth. It cannot be relied
upon as a source of revenue. The in
come tax, however, is nut open to this
objection. It is possible to determine
with exactness the amount of the in
come of each individual, corporation or
firm subject to the tax and to collect
It with comparatively small expense.
The revenue derived from this source
will be most reliable. The necessity
of a continually increasing revenue for
the government, no matter from what
source it is derived, is apparent. In
every avenue of governmental activity
expenses are dally Increasing. This is
the natural result of the growth of the
country. As population Increases and
industrial and commercial enterprises
are extended the undertaking and re
sponsibility of the government Is en
hanced and additional expense is in
curred. A few years ago much sur
prise was expressed at a congress
which appropriated a billion dollars
for Its blennlum. Speaker Reed an
swered the objectors by saying: "This
Is a billion-dollar country." According
to the report of Secretary Shaw, the
total expenditures of the government
for the last fiscal year were more than
$700,000,000, so that the appropria
tions for the congress now In its clos
ing session will amount to at least a
billion and a half. This steadily in
creasing expenditure may be depended
upon to gu on, and it requires that the
government shall have other and more
reliable sources of Income than It now
enjoys. President Roosevelt has
merely indicated the fact. It will re
main for the constructive statesmen
In congress to develop the remedy.
the reasons for maintaining separate
governments that might once have
been potent no longer exist. Senti
ment In favor of consolidation Is grow
ing daily, and It Is no longer based on
the purely abstract reason Involved In
the census proposition.
WAXTKD, A IOHEREXT WATERWAY
In his brief address to the delegates
of the National Rivers and Harbors
convention President Roosevelt went lo
the core of the matter when he de
clared for "a far-rcachlng, coherent
plan for the general Improvement of
the waterways." It is in large part
lack of such plan that has for years
prevented utilization of Interior river
resources and that todaj, when the ne
cessity of water transportation is being
forced upon public attention, consti
tutes one of the chief difficulties.
It avails little or nothing for the
substantial purpose of transportation
to tap the national treasury for a vast
variety of sporadic works, though sep
arately such expenditures may be de
sirable from the local standpoint, and
In the aggregate vast funds have been
thus dissipated. The last half century
France, though Its rivers are not to be
compared with ours, has expended
much more than the United States
upon them, but the work has been
done according to "a coherent plan,"
with the result of developing an im
mense system of water transportation,
with convenience, cheap rates and all
the other favorable competitive effects
for public Interest. By no possibility
can these advantages be secured in
this country under the desultory meth
ods hitherto followed, no matter how
freely the national treasury should be
Obviously it will be necessary here,
as it was in France, to concentrate ex
penditures to extend and connect the
deeper stretches of the Mississippi and
Its main tributaries like the Missouri
and the Ohio, which are already used
for navigation, somewhat as a railroad
system Is developed. It cannot all be
done at once, but to be accomplished
economically and speedily the work be
fore being begun must be thoroughly
planned for a series of years. This, of
course, involves subordination of
minor or merely local Interests to
main points of the general plan.
Unfortunately public sentiment has
not yet reached this practical point,
but there could be no more hopeful
sign than the fact that the necessity of
doing so is now being realized.
suggestive of the possibility, If not the
probability, that the remaining two
small Independent roads south may In
like manner soon be subordinated to
the old eastern route. The motive as
well as the power to bring this about
Is enhanced by the fate of the Illinois
Essential competition for the grain
and other products of the middle west
by the southern route Is of course ab
solutely dependent upon its being oc
cupied by Independent roads, whose
paramount Interest It Is that such
freights should be carried south In
stead of east, which therefore would
bid for them to the limit of profitable
carriage, such limit having been dem
onstrated to be far below that over
the eastern route. The possible de
struction of vital competition by the
new south route cannot but be re
garded as one of the most ominous
transportation contingencies with
which the west has been confronted In
a long time.
THE BARKERS' CURRENCY SCHEME.
Those who had hoped to rush
through congress the currency scheme
formulated a few weeks ago by the
committee of the National Bankers' as
soclatlon and representatives of the
New York Chamber of Commerce will
hardly be pleased by the failure of the
president in his message, and of the
secretary of the treasury in his report,
to endorse or champion it. The active
urgency of one or the other has been
quite generally regarded as indispens
able for favorable action at this ses
sion of congress. The president ex
plicitly declined to identify himself
with that or any other particular
Both the president and the secretary
take the strongest grounds In favor of
amending our currency system in the
direction of elasticity, on the basis of
safety of uncovered paper. On this
point there is now substantial agree
ment, at least in banking and business
circles, the developments of the last
few years having forcibly directed at
tention to it.
Public attention, however, has not
been equally drawn to the remedy, nor,
although a great variety of methods
has been proposed, has there been
evolved as yet substantial agreement
on any one of them. The scheme of
the bankers' committee thus goes be
fore congress as merely one among
numerous plans worthy of serious at
tention, but hardly carrying weight
enough to bear down the strong op
position that will certainly be made,
even from within the banking class It
self. Had the president championed
this plan multitudes who perhaps have
given little thought to It would have
assented and his refusal may by many
De tai:en as reason even lor op
POPULAR ELECTION OF SEXATORS.
The convention called at Des Moines
under a resolution of the Iowa legisla
ture to consider the subject of amend
ing the United States constitution so
as to require the election of United
States senators by popular vote at least
shows that the demand for the change
is steadily increasing. Though only
twelve states were represented, in
spite of the fact that the governors of
thirty states responded favorably to
the Invitation and named delegates,
the convention nevertheless serves in
no small degree to center public atten
tion upon the reform and Is a positive
step towards organized action.
The legislatures of thirty-seven
states will be In session this winter.
The Joint request of thirty will be suf
ficient to require congress to niibmit a
constitutional amendment and thirty
four to ratify it when submitted. A
majority of these states are already
formally committed to popular elec
tion of senators either by memorials
to congress heretofore passed by their
legislatures or by legal or voluntary
primaries for nominating senatorial
candidates, while in a great many
other states popular agitation has al
ready gone far for such a system.
The Des Moines meeting as a step
In organized effort is the more slgnlft
caut because of the difficulties under
which it is held, there being no legal
provision for defraying the expenses
of the delegates. Neither does the or
ganization there effected have any
save voluntary financial resources for
pressing its purposes upon the legisla
tures of the several states. But the
fact that such a convention was held,
in connection with the popular move
ment in so many states, may be ex
pected to aid materially in promoting
legislative action this winter and in
permanently advancing the reform.
the troubles of their own making, and
hereafter to keep out of them or to
get out the best they csn.
The railroad campaign against tax
ation in Nebraska is exciting very little
notice now. Tha vexatious delay
caused by the resistance of the Bur
lington and Union Pacific companies
against the collection of taxes levied
by the state and counties against their
lines has been discounted because ot
its long continuance. The people are
assured that sooner or later the taxes
will have to be paid, and In the mean
time the contumacy ot the corpora
tions is merely adding to the determi
nation of the people of the state to
control their own affairs. If tho rail
roads are really seeking favor at the
hands of the lawmakers of the state,
they are going about it in a very inept
For the annual meeting of the Ne
braska Conference of Charities and
Corrections, which will be held at
Omaha next week, a very comprehen
sive program has been outlined. Some
points of much interest to the public
will be discussed. If the suggestions
are practical and capable of applica
tion the conference can do much good.
For the first time in several years
the report of the state auditor will
show a reduction in the floating debt.
This Is due to the collection of a tax
expressly for that purpose. That the
reduction is not greater is due to the
further fact that the Burlington and
Union Pacific railroads have refused to
pay the tax assessed against them.
The desire of Catmua to make
treaties relating to the Dominion in
dependent of the imperial government
Is a more severe blow at the union
than the demands of Ireland for home
rule, but fortunately there is no tradi
tional hatred against the policy.
In the light of Alaska's effect on the
supply of gold, Its request for $1,000,
000 for Its industrial exposition is
modest, but this should be a good
time for the government to go out of
the show business.
After all of Its anxiety, San Fran
cisco expects to receive 80 per cent of
insurance carried before the earth'
quake, which will give that city seV'
eral points ahead of Chicago in its re
The necessity for a consolidation
of the municipal Interests of the two
Omahas Is becoming more and more
apparent each day. The maintenance
ot two governments to do the work
that could be accomplished by one is
an extravagance which neither city
can much longer afford. This is only
one of the many advantages that will
flow from a union ot Interests, while
EDUCATION THAT EDUCATES.
Another point in President Roose-
elt's message that deserves the most
carefuly consideration is his racom-
mendation that the education of the
culh of the country be pla.ed on a
ruore practical basis. It is in accord
with the tpirlt of the times that more
attention be paid to the technical
training of the boys and girls of
America. This suggestion has been
made from time to time, but little
heed has been given It. Coming no v
i a t'li I
rom tne president oi me uuneu
States, It will likely receive some nt
lontion, as it has been made a por
tion of his strenuous program.
Educators have long been aware ot
the fact that the tralnlug given In the
schools haB partaken too much of the
literary and too little of the practical.
Consideration of means for correcting
thin condition should not be longer de-
ayed. The boy or girl on the way
thiough school should be given prac
tical along with purely theoretical or
llteiary training, and should come out
of the graded schools with something
of an understanding as to what life
really means. The establishment of
technical schools, In which training In
the handicrafts can be obtained and
where knowledge of practical Indus
try will be given are really a neces
sity. Education that really educates
Is what is needed before all other
THE 8VUTHERX ROUTE Til RE AT EXE D-
With the recent change in control of
tho Illinois Central there remain only
two Independent roads connecting the
middle west states with the gulf; the
Kansas City Southern, with a total
mileage ot S2 7 miles, and the Mis
souri, Kunsus & Texas, with 3,043
miles. The competitive benefits of the
new southern route, which have been
so Important to western producers and
from which so much more has been
hoped for tho future, thus hang on
very slender thread, for these two still
Independent roads are small and weak
and surrounded by powerful systems
dominated by essentially hostile inter
So long as the strong Illinois Cea
tral company remained Independent ot
east and west financial and transport
tlon interests there was hopeful basis
for rapid extension of ine benefits of
the shorter and less costly carriage
southward to salt watei. All pretence
however, that it will be operated it
heretofore, now that control has
passed to dominant influences in the
old east and west roads, is simply pre
potterous, and' designed only to blind
the public to the profound charge that
has occurred, being notulng less than
a tendency to cancel Instead of reallz
lng the distinctive economies of the
aouthern route, so far as that road 1
There are, Indeed, already multiply
lng rumors and circumstances gravely
The intimation that ice cream will
be higher next summer adds little to
the trouble of the man who is wrest
ling with the furnace, as he Is begin
ning to learn to bear burdens as they
Doing Good Quickly.
If you want to make the lives of a lot
of busy people happy this year try and
do your Christmas shopping so that It will
be all over at least a week before Christ
Recognition of Merit.
That real merit sometimes compels recng
nition Is demonstrated by the fact that
11,000 volumes have been written about tho
works of William Shakespeare, although
that sturdy vagabond never paid a nickel
to a press agent.
A Pertinent Question.
Chicago News. ,
President Roosevelt wants the govern
ment coal lands withdrawn from, settle
ment, but have tho busy railroads and the
brisk western statesmen left any coal lands
that are worth withdrawing?
l.arKe Job tn Sight.
The Interstate Commerce commission Is
about to Investigate the shortage in car
supply throughout the United States. It
may be anticipated that it will discover
that railroad equipment Is not up to traffic,
Tackling a Large Job.
Chancellor E. Benjamin Andrews of the
Nebraska university has forbidden smok
ing, chewing and spitting on the campus.
A violation of this order means suspension,
if not expulsion. Chancellor Andrews la
even more drastic than Chancellor Day.
MR. BCHIFFS CHARGE OF UAXIPULA'
The charge, deliberately and posi
tively made by Jacob H. Schlff, that
the extraordinary gyrations of the call
loan rate are due to disgraceful manip
ulation, comes from too authoritative
a source to be ignored, and reinforces
the point that Wall Street and affili
ated interests should be held to cor
rect their own abuses rather than per
mitted to make them the means for
abusing the United States treasury.
For a week these identical high call
rates have been the basis for cumula
tive clamor that the Treasury should
forthwith empty its strong box of sur
plus to save the financial situation,
and conspicuous financial organs are
vehemently, denouncing refusal to do
so. When jhe head of one of our
greatest money institutions denounces
on the floor of the Chamber of Com
merce the proceeding as in the main a
cut-throat game, it is time for the
country at large to stand more aloof
from Wall Street.
No grave money trouble Is no
being experienced in the great body of
Industry and commerce, although there
is still no small decree of stringency.
Throughout the producing sections the
banks are unplagued by local gam
bling and speculative operations, and
are going to be able to finance reason
able demands during the brief mid
winter interval of adjustment and set
tlement. it is, la short, up to the big
banks of the eastern centers to finance
Prospective Sources of Revenue.
The government's annual expenditures
now amount to nearly, JTnnono.rtO a year.
If the government succeeds In collecting
all the fines It Is seeking from the rail
roads and the Standard Oil company It
need not worry about a little matter like
Fitting Place for Hrunlons.
St. Louis Ulobe-Democrat.
The construction of a memorial amphi
theater at Arlington for the Grand Army's
use in Its national encampments is urged
in the president's mesnuge. In the coming
years the remnant of the veteran host
will be too old to march, and it Is fitting
that their last reunions should be held at
the national capital.
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Sells Diamonds on Credit
Cheaper Than Other Stores Do for Cash
Nothing could be more alluring, more admired or de
sired than a diamond. My collection Includes precious
stones of the highest grade, either loose or mounted, In
original and novel settings designs full of beauty and at
prices Indeed moderate. If you are Interested In buying
diamonds urge your early selection before the rush Is on.
It Includes Necklaces, Brooches, Tiaras, pendants every
thing that the henrt could wish for.
SELECT WHAT YOU WISH AND HAVE IT CHARGED.
On Sale Monday Only-Cnt Class W.ter Pitchers, $5
I bought for special sale purposes a large number ot
genuine fine Cut Glass Water Pitchers; they are the large
size and have never sold for less than J10. I C C
offer them for Monday only at VJ
HAVE IT CHANGED.
Gentleman's Watch, 939
X.adJs' Watch, SIS
MY EASY PAYMENT PLAN
Is sufficiently flexible to meet the requirements of those de
siring a generous credit. Christmas time is the proper time
to use credit, if you never did before. It's the one time
when all pocketbooks are somewhat strained, and my
CKEDIT SERVICE will relieve It make is possible for you
to purchase gifts where if all cash were required you
couldn't do it. Don't wait any longer. Come in my store
tomorrow and we'll arrange matters. It's very simple.
A DOLT.AK OK TWO A WEEK WILL DO.
1522 Farnam St.
OMAHA'S GIFT STORE
MR. WIL.SO REPORTS PROGRESS.
Sweet Music from the Sounding
Hoard of Prosperity.
New York Bun.
Tama Jim blesses the nation with a com
pilation of the records of his department.
The man who makes the grass grow gives
new cause for thankfulness. Goaded gently
on by the silent inspector of butcher shops,
"the producer from the soil" progresses
and "the time of tho man and yield of the
acre become more responsive as more Im
perative demands are made on them." Jim
Wilson bids the wheat be bountiful; the
prairie hears and prosperity takes a new
grip on the country.
Dealing with the gypsy and brown-tail
moths ot New England, "Imported para
sites have been successfully established,"
and 1,300 "experts" have been added to tho
inspection staff to watch the cattle slaugh
terers. "Every time the clock ticks a
second during ten hours of a work day the
farmer drives nine meat animals to the
butcher." Abolish the ten-hour day, give
a half holiday on Saturdays and the show
ing will be much Improved. Tama Jim
says wisely: "The farmer will not fall
the nation If the nation does not fall the
farmer." The nation will do Its duty. How
of the hen? Mr. Wilson points out her
If the hens of this year had each laid a
dozen eggs more than they did, the In
creased value of this production would have
possibly aggregated SO.OOO.OOO."
That "possibly" Is a weakness in Mr.
Wilson. He is in better style when he
"The work of the department has already
had results valued at hundreds of millions
of dollars annually and yet has barely
crossed the threshold of its mission of dis
covery and education."
The secretary feels "no little gratifica
tion" over the results he has achieved.
The country, too, la gratified, and as long
Corrected on the yot.
New York Sun.
At the dinner of the Philadelphia St An
drew's society the Hon. Andrew Carnegie
Is on his feet. "To the Laird of Skyboo,"
yells some poet, ine banqueters leap up
Joyously at the toast. "Not so fast," cries
the master builder of library buildings
and tales; "Bkeeboo, If you please." This
anecdote teaches us the necessity ot spell
The Aftermath of War.
The rapidity of Japan's progress In in
dustrlal development since the war "Is
so great as to baffle computation," says
one of the leading bankers of that coun
try. The Immediate economic conse
quences of a war are usually of this highly
stimulating character, but the remote con
sequeno-s are something different. We
found how that was In the early '70s.
Threatened Hrbrltlon til Porters.
Another worm has turned. The Pullman
porters are organising for the presenta
tion of a demand for Increased wages
They are paid 125 a month, and the general
belief that they get at Wast as much again
in tips appears to be a delusion. The
porters will demand the abolition of the
tips a demand In which the traveling pub
lic will glsdiy Join. As for Increased pay.
a company which recently distributed a
surplus ot S3S.000.000 among Its stockholders
can surely afford to give Its employes liv
as Tama Jim holds his Job It knows It
may expect mild winters, gentle showers
when needed and a continuance of good
times such aa no man before him has ever
been able to guarantee.
EARLY BIRD GETS TUB GOODS.
Advantages of Early Shopping- la the
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
At this season one holiday treads upon
another's heels, so fast It follows. Thanks
giving Is not fairly left behind before the
need ot Christmas preparation looms In th
near future, and of late years the means
of making thoee preparations have beon
more abundant and more widely distributed
than ever before. Not only is money rela
tively plentiful, but, as a natural commer
cial consequence, the possibilities of pru
den'ly and profitably expending that money
are proportionately Increased.
First and foremost among Christmas
preparations comes Christmas shopping,
the duty of the season that culls for the
most prompt attention. Opportunities let
slip in tho early shopping season are lost
for good. The one who neglects to seise,
the advantage presented by the largest and
freshest stocks, now displayed In shop
windows end on counters, will have only
himself to blame for the loss and incon
venience that delay will entail. At pres
ent goods of all kinds are found In their
greatest abundance and variety and can be
Inspected with the greatest comfort and to
the best advantage. It too late the pro
crastinating customer will And himself
forced to pick and choose from depleted
ntocks and to suffer the annoyance ot
crowded streets and aisles, amid conditions
that rufllo his temper and becloud "his Judg
ment, with no corresponding benefit to his
purse. If Christmas shopping Is not be
gun early there Is always Imminent danger
that it will be unsatisfactorily finished. It
Look into the Piano
question for yourself
It will pay you.
Bear in mind the smaller the price you pay
the more care you should use in selecting your
We ask you to take our word for It, for we
will not deceive you.
We've a reputation backed by 33 years' ex
perience. We want you to know all about our
pianos before you buy.
MADE VOn I S
Style AA. The Best Piano In the World
FOH SI 00.
$10 cash, f5 monthly.
We know It Is better than any other piano at
its price. But we don't ask you to bo content
with our say-so. We want you to investlgata
the Cramer. A personal inspection is best, of
course. Come to our ware rooms and we will
show you this Cramer lublde and outtilde. Hear
Its tone. Try its action, which is the best. The
piano is double veneered inside and out. Of very
latest beautiful case deulgn, hiis extra heavy full
metal bark, hardwood bushed tuning pins. But,
best of all, come to the store and let us show It,
If you can't call send for the Cramer catalogue,
which tells all about this pluno and the satlufac
tlon it Is giving to hundreds of purchasers. We
sell direct to you. We save you money because we do not pay com
missions. We are one price, a guarantee that ou'll be treated Justly
and fairly. The Hospe plan is a saver of money.
a. hospe: co.
1513 Douglas Street
Jfou Vj But 2O0 or Less for Ajij S3 Vet llonLb. 11m
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