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TIIK MKK: OMAHA. FRIDAY. SKITKMIIKR 11. 1.
GERMAN ATTACK ON LIEGE;
Story of an Eye Witnei of Earlier !
Fighting- in Belgium.
BRAVE STAND OF THE BELGIANS
Victor Hk Daraa f Nebraska,
Asserleaa Vlee Oassit, Tell I. a.
Tla.ee f WKit He Saw
f kv Oafllct.
lAt the time the Herman rmjr was bat-terin-
at the stes of Lime. The H-
puhliaiwwl a spcrlnl rthlr-prsm. In which
' itor Hnifo Puras of Wllher. Neb., who
is American vice consul at Llcge, save
wimrthliiB of a personal account of th
hnnibsMinent of the forts shout the cltv.
A continuation of Mr. Iniras' narrstlv
is found In the londnn Tlmea of August
H. from whl-h the fnllnwlnsT Is taken) -
r.Rf8SBI.S, Auir. 12.-Tba following ad
ditional detail by an eyewitness of the
conditions In Liege during the flrat two
days of the slee were irlven me by Mr.
Victor Huso Duras, the American vice
consul In Liege. Mr. Duras la a member
of the American Red Croea aoclety and,
f course, speaks as a neutral:
It M on the nlrht of Tuesdny, Au
Kust i. lhat the Inhabitants first awoka
to the fact that the Germans were at
tbelr nates, on hearing the sound of their
Kins. riofore that, they had already
made extensive preparations for the ex
pected attack, news of the Imminence of
which had been brought In by fugitives
from the German advance.
Along the roads trees hsd been felled
in rows and piled on the roadway. In
which also deep holes had been dug,
trains hsd been dynamited In the tunnels
rnd all means of communication as far
as possible destroyed. AH this greatly
helped In hampering the progress of the
Germans and therefore In supporting the
Belgian resistance to the assault on the
FlKhtlnar by MarM.
Tt seems to be part .f the new tactics
of the Germans to attack as much as
possible at night. Comparatively little
fighting took place at Liege In the day
time during the first days of the siege.
On Tuesday night the firing was very
close, and the Belgian forts, especially
Flcron. Kvegnce and Chaudfontalne on
the east of the town, uulckly came Into
action. As the result of their fire, the
attacks ceased before long, and for the
rest of the flay the guns on both sides
On Wednesday night, at 11 o'clock, th
sound of the guns In the forts was heard
again In Liege. Th firing continued
steadily till 2 o'clock (n the morning,
when it became much more vigorous, and
for the next few hours there was hardly
a break In the booming of the big guns,
the rattle of the machine guns on the
river, front and the musketry from the
trenches. At 6 o'clock there was a sudden
silence, and Mr. Puras and the other In
habitants of Liege thought that all wis
At 7, a gendarme knocked at his door
and said that the Germans were actually
In the city, and that all windows and
loora were to be barred. Still no Ger
mans were visible, and a short time
later, soon after the last of the wagons
carrying ammunition for the artillery and
Infantry rolled out of the boulevard
u'Avroy, there was a sound of cheering,
and some Lancers rode Into the Rue de
la Cathedral, one- of them carrying a
Uhlan helmet on his lance and crying
out that the Germans had. been repulsed
and thousands of them killed. . t
Mr! Duras says that to those who know
the kindly and pacific temperament of
the Walloons the news for the moment
seemed Incredible; It seemed Impossible
that thesa sober business men, from
whom the. Gardes Clvlques are chiefly
recruited, could have routed the strap
ping, high-booted, well-equipped German
troops whom he afterwards aaw brought
In as prisoner.
Conld Bee Gum. Flashes.
During the engagement the flash of the
guns in the forts was clearly aean In
Liege, in spite of the fact that it was a
I right moonlight night.
It seems, according to his account, to
bave been part of the scheme of the de
fense not to make any very serious re
sistance to the attack till the German
troops were actually past the forts. They
were allowed .to advance In several. dif
ferent bodies on each side of Fort Fleron,
as well as north of Evesnee and south of
Chaudfontalne along the river above and
below Liege. Then, when they were close
up to the town and had passed through
the screen of trees and bushes which lies
between It and the foes, a heavy fire was
opened upon them as they Joined forces
with each other from the forta behind
and from the rifles, and machine guns In
front, so that they were caught In trap
and their retreat cut off. There was noth
ing for them to do but be shot down or
surrender. Even one of. the Belgian regi
ments suffered badly from the fire of the
forts during this part of the fight.
Care f the Woaadea. .
In the town itself, under the direction of
Ir. Pnyrs, every preparation had been
made for the reception of the wounded.
Schools, churches, theaters and ail kinds
of public buildings had been turned Into
hospitals, and everyone who was not
working In or for the army had enlisted
in the Red Cross service. But In spite of
the most careful organization both at
Siresseau, In the north part of the city,
and at the Gare de Landes there waa for
many hours an unavoidable delay 'n deal
ing with some of the wounded. The
laughter had taken place In such a short
pace- of time and In such a confined
apace that the Belgian wounded were
lying In heaps, and, though all the motor
car of the town had been requisitioned.
It took a long time to bring them In to the
As the German casualties mere from
five to ten tlmea as numerous, and as
they had only field hospitals and none
of the conveniences of town to fall
back on, the amount of suffering on their
aide must have been incalculably greater.
Gernaaaa Pay Heavily.
The German troops paid a terrible pen
ally for the boldness of their scheme of
attack, which could from a military
point of view have only been Justified
by a conviction on the part of the Ger
man officer that the resistance they
would meet with would be of the feeblest
character. For they knew, of course,
the enormous strength of th Liege
forts, and must have realised how sever
their losses would be If the defense was
conducted on scientific principles by
rtally brave and determined troop. The
the fighting qualities of th peaceful
In the afternoon M. Duras once more'
visited the hospitals, and found them
working splendidly now that th first
rush was over. Like many other citisens
of IJ'ge h eeero to have shown much
uieu courage during these two days of
tnlatsk they mad was In underrating
the :ege n moving about, under fire.
On Thursday at midnight th bombard-
OSTEND FEELS SAFE NOW British marines have been
xorce to give tne residents of the seaside resort some confidence in present protection.
The photograph shows the British forces leaving the dock where they were landed.
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incut wss resumed, and continued till the
mornlnif. This time, however, tho mor
tality was not so grrat, as the Germans
were depending more upon the fire of
their heavy Kegt guns, and no longer
attempted to attack In big masses. They
had for the time being lrned a lesson.
Purlng the day a few private buildings
were destroyed and some, of the cltiscna
killed and wounded by shells, which the
t viernians rtren irom a shelter tney nad i ;
! managed to find between the forts and!mnunle1 "-ck on h, flnk- " formed (
the city, nft.r pushing hack the Infantry. I ,lp "n1 ",v"nM tor h' purpose, but)
; was held up by wire about COO yards from
Germans fired from s shelter they had
DETAILS OF FIGHTING
IN FRANCE RELATED
(t'ontinued from Page One.)
line extended along the line of the canal
from v'onde on the west, through Mons
and Blnche on tho east.
"During August 22 and 23 the advance
squadrons did some excellent work, some
of them penetrating as far aa Solgnlos (a
town of Belgium, ten miles northeast of
Mons) and eeversl encounter took place
In which our troops showed to great ad-jot
Attack on Mons Line.
"On Sunday, the 23d, reports began to
come In to the effect that the enemy was
commencing An attack on the Mons line
apparently In some strength, but that
the riffht of the position frpm Mons was
being particularly threatened. ,
"The commander of the first corps had
pushed his flank back to some high
ground south of Bray and the fifth cav
alry evacuated Blnche, moving slightly
south. The enemy then occupied Blnche.
'The right of the third division under
General Hamilton was at Mons, which
formed a somewhat dangerous salient,
and I directed the commander of ' the
second corps if threatened seriously to
draw back the center behind Mons. Thl
was done before dark.
"In the meantime, about 5 o'clock In
the afternoon, I received a most unex
pected message from General Joffre, by
telegraph, telling me that at least three
German corps were moving on my posi
tion In front and that a second corps
was engaged In a turning movement from
the direction of Toumai. He also In
formed me that the two reserve French
division and th fifth French army corps
on my right were retiring, the Germans
having on the previous day gained pos
session of the passage of Sambre between
Cbarlerol and Namur
"In view of the possibility of my being
driven from the Mons position, I had
previously ordered a position In the rear
to be reconnoitered. This position rested
on the Fortress of Maubfuge on the right
and extended west to Jenlain, southeast
of Valenciennes on the left The position
waa reported difficult to hold because
standing crop and buildings made the
digging of trenches very difficult and
limited th fire in more important locali
ties. It, nevertheless, afforded a few
good artillery positions.
Retreats to llasbeagc,
"When th new of th rtirement of the
French and the heavy German threaten
ing on my front reached me I endeavored
to confirm it by aeroplane reconnoiaance,
and as a result of this I determined to
effect a retirement to the Maubeuge posi
tion at daybreak on the 24th. ,
"A certain amount of fighting continued
along the whole line throughout the night,
and at daybreak of the 24th th second
division from the neighborhood of Har
mignies made a powerful demonstration
as if to retake Blnche. This waa sup
ported by the artillery of both the first
and the second divisions, while the first
division took up a supporting position In
the neighborhood of Peissant. Under
cover of thl demonstration th second
corp retired on the, line for Dour.
Quarouble and Krameries. The third division-
on the right of the corps suffered
considerable loss in this operation from
the enemy, who bad retaken Mons.
"The second corp halted on this line,
where they entrenched themselves, en
abling Sir Douglas Haig. with the first
corp to withdraw to the new position,
and h effected this without much further
loss, reaching the line from Bavay to
Maubeuge about 7 in the evening.
t.rnusm Attack Left.
"Towards midnight the enemy appeared
to be directing his principal effort against
our left. I had previously ordered Gen
eral Allenby, with cavalry, to act vigor
ously in advance of my left front and
endekver to take th pressure off it.
"About 7;30 In the morning General
Allenby received a message from Sir
Charles Fergusson, commanding the fifth
division, saying be wa very hard press. d
and In urgent need of support. On receipt
of this message Allenby drew in his lines
and endeavored to bring support to th
"During the course of this operation
General De Usle of the second cavalry i
brlyade thought h aa- good o-.por-j m the report wa received tht th
tur.lty In pirili u tt: fuither advance : Kourth Guards' brigade In l.andrecte
of th enemy infantry by making awas heavily attacked by troop of th
.mf. !M 1 zr
his objective and the Ninth Lancer and
the Eighteenth Hussars suffered In the
retirement of the brigade.
Heavy Loaaes "offered.
The Nineteenth brigade which had been
guarding the line of communications was
brought by rail to Vallenoes on the
22 and 23d. On the morning of the 24th
they were moved out to a position south
of Quarouble to support the left flank
of the second corps. With the assistance
of Cavalry General Horace Doirlcn he
waa enabled to effect his retreat to a
new position, although having tw- corps
the enemy on his front and one
threatening his flank. He suffered great
kisses In doing so.
"At night fall a position was occupied
by the second corps to the west of Bavay,
the first corps to the right. The right
was protected by the fortress of Mau
beuge, the left by the Nineteenth brigade
in position between Jenlain and Uruay,
and Cavalry on the outer flank. The
French were still retiring and I had no
support except such a wa afforded by
the fortress of Maubeuge, and determined
efforts of the enemy to get arpund my
flank assured me that It was bla Inten
tion to hem me aajalnst thai place and
"I felt that not a moment must be lost
In returning to another position. I had
every reason to believe that the enemy's
forces were somewhat exhausted and I
knew that they had suffered heavy losses.
I hoped, therefore, that his pursuit would
not be too vigorous to prevent me affect
ing my object. The operation however,
was full of danger and difficulty,' not
only owing to the very superior forces In
my front, but also to the exhaustion of
"The retirement wa recommenced In
the early morning of the 25th to a posi
tion In the neighborhood of Lecateau,
and the rear guard waa ordered to be
clear at Maubeuge by 6 a. m. Two cavalry
brigades with the divisional cavalry of
tho second corps covered the movement
of the second corps and the remainder
of the cavalry division with tho Nine
teenth brigade, the whole under command
of General Allenby, covered th west
New Plana st Foot.
"Th fourth division commenced tt de
tainment at Le Cateau on Sunday, the
23d, and by the morning of the 2Stb eleven
battalions and a brigade of artillery, with
the divisional staff, were available for
service. I ordered General Snow to raov
out to take up a position with his right
south of Holesmes. his left revolving- on
the Cambral-Lerateau road south of La
Cliaprlx. In this position th division
rendered great help to the effective re
tirement of the Second and First corps to
"Although the troops had been ordered
to occupy the Cambral, Le Cateau, Lan
drecels' position and ground had during
the 25th been partially prepared and en
trenched. I had grave doubt, owing to
Information I had received1 a to the ac
cumulating strength of the enemy
against me, as to the wisdom of stand
ing there to fight.
"Having regard to the continued re
tirement of the French right, my exposed
left flank, the tendency of the enemy'
western corp to envelope me, and, more
than all, th exhausted condition of the
troops, I determined to make a great ef
fort to continue th retreat till I could
put aome substantial obstacle, such as
th Somme or the Olse, between my
troop and the enemy and afford the
former some opportunity for rest and
Order were therefore sent to th corp
commander to continue their retreat a
soon aa they possibly could toward th
general line of Vrmnd, St. Quentln and
Rlbemont, and the cavalry under Gen
eral Allenby was ordered to cover the re
tirement. Throughout th 25th and far
into th evening th Flrat corp continued
to march on Landrecle, following the
rood along th eastern border of th for
est of Mormal, and arrived at Laodraclea
about 10 o'cloc k. I had intended that the
corp should com further west ft as to
fill up th gsp between Lecateau and
Landrectes. but th men were exhausted
and could not get further In without ft
fernessy Give Rest.
Th enemy, however, would not allow
them this rest and about :30 thut ev
landed at Ostend in sufficient
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Ninth German corps, who were coming
through the for.st to the north of the
town. This brigade foight most gal
lantly and caused the enemy to suffer a
tremendous loss In Issuing from the for
est Into the narrow streets of the town.
,Thls loss has been estimated from rella-
. , , i-im
le sources at between 700 and l.OW.
At ' lme Information rrsrhe,
rroln slr fx.uglss llnlg that his Pirs
division wss also heavily engHReil south
and east of Marines. 1 sent urgent mes
sages to the commander of two Trench
divisions on my right to come up to the
assistance of the First corps, which they
eventually did. Partly owin-j to this ss
slstance. but mainly to the skillful man
ner In which Sir Douglas Haig extricated
his corps from an exceptionally difficult
position In the darkness of night, they
were able at dawn to resume their march
towards Wasalgny and Guise.
"By about 6 In the afternoon ?he FVrond
corps had got into position with their
right on Le Cateau. their left In the
neighborhood of Gandry, and the line of
defense was continued thence by the
Fourth division toward Seranvlllera.
"During the fighting on the 24th and
2T.th the cavalry became a good deal scat
tered by early morning, and General Al
lenby had succeeded In concentrating two
brigade to the south of Cambal. The
Fourth division was plsced under the
orders of the general officer ' from th
"On the 24th, the French cavalry corps,
consisting- of three divisions under Gen
eral Sordet. had been in billets, north of
the Avesnes. On my way bark from
Vavay, which wa my post de comman
demente during the fighting of the 23d
and 24th, I visited General Sordet and
earnestly requested his co-operation and
support. He promised to obtain sanction
from hi army commander to act on my
left flank, but said that his horses were
too tired to move liefpre the next day.
"Although rt rendered me valuable as
siBtance, later on In the course of the
retirement he was unable, for the rea
sons given, to afford me any support on
the most critical day of all, namely the
"At daybreak It became apparent tlit
the enemy was throwing the bulk of his
strength against the left of the position
occupied by the second corp and the
fourth division. At thl time the gun
of four German army corps were In
position against them and Sir Horace
Smith Dorrien reported to me that h
Judged it Impossible to continue hi re
tirement at daybreak as ordered In th
face of such an attack.
"I ent hlra orders to use hi utmort
AWOTXXB AOCXBXKTAZ, DEATH
Llf K Issued a Twenty. Y.ar Endowment
Ahf ir0,h?. tmcm Junt of 11.000 to
Archie L. Sack a young farmer of York
County Nebraska, His pllcy contained
a provision thst In case of death result
ing from accident within ninety duys
after receiving the injury that tile com
pany woul dpay double the face of the
policy. Mr. Sack paid only one prem.
lum amounting to 144.70 of which Id 00
wa for the accidental death benefit n
August 11th last Mr. Sai-k was driving
his team through G res limn. Nebraska,
when they became frightened and ran
away, throwing dim from the wagon
with such violence that a week later he
died. Mrs. Idola Sack, the mother of
the deceased, was the beneficiary. By
reason of the accidental death benefit
in hi -policy she received 12,000 in
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Treaties with Big Nations to Insure
Neutrality for the United States
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10. In the midst over any nuenlon of neutrality or other
of the F,tiren war. Great Hrltaln.
France. Spain and China lise agreed to
Sign pesce commission treaties with th 1 Hrltaln, V'rsnce, Ppnln snd t'hlns. th
fnlted Slates. )necrfe,'l of the new con- number of pacts of this kind negotiated
venttons would be to prevent the I'nlted ! by Secretary Krvan and known as "in
states from being drawn suddenly Into vestlgatlon treaties," will number twenty
the conflict. j Nineteen already hae been ratified
tiermnny, l!nsla snd .Ispan have signl , '' 'he senste.
fied their s-ceptsnre of the pr'nclp'e of( The treaties wltli threat Britain. France,
tlee treaties, tliixith negotiations havciffpnln "nd t hins provide "that all dls
pot sdx sm cd to the piint of lra'ilng con- putes or every nature whstsoever for
eMl'on. Slmllsr ssreententa with Turkey1 the settlement of uhlch previous arbltra-
snd Greece nre almost ready for !lgna
The ll'nt trtrtiiet sre teady for signing
snd sre resMrdcd by President Wilson snd
Secretary Hrjsn ss of fsi-reschlng Im-portai-ce
While negotiations were begun
before the Furor-ran war broke out. their
consunimstion practically will safeguard
the I'nlted States from being drawn In
endeavors to brrsk off the action and i I renrh cavalry division which he turn
irtire lit the earliest possible moment as iiisnds for mstertelly assisting my retire.
It vvns lmn.issllile for ine to end him I nn nt sr.d suc e.f ully driving back som
suri'oit. the firt corps being st the mo- of the enemy on t'ambrsl. General
nient Incapable of movement. li'atusde also, with the sixty. first snd
"The French eavalrv corps under Gen- slxly-cond reserve divisions, moved
leial Sordet was coming tip on our left
reir early In the morning snd I sent h'm
, n urgent message to do bis utmost to pressure orr ine rear or tne nr'nsu
i rnim itp and support the letlrrment oflorces.
liny left flank,, but o Ing to the fatigue "This cloned the period covering the
! of Ihe hors'S lie found hlmseir unsble to heavy fighting, whl. h commenced at
j Intervene In any way. j M ns on Sunday afternoon. August SS.
1 Praise for llrltlsl, Troops. "d which really constituted a 'four days'
I There had been no time to entrench " "'" ',0,n,- hr'f "f: 1 rr0"
!tl-e pultion properlv. but the troop, i rose to close the presert dispatch.
showed a magnificent front to the ter-
rlbls firs which confronted them. The
I artillery, although outmatched by at least
j four to one, tnsde a splendid fight and
Inflicted heavy losses on their opponents.
"At length It becsme apparent thst if
complete annihilation nss to be avoided,
retalrement muat be attempted and the
order was given to rommence It about
J;) o'clock In the afternoon. The move
ment was covered with most devoted In
trepidity and determination by the ar
tillery, which had Itself suffered heavily,
and the fine work done by the .cavalry,
In the further retreat front th position
assisted materially the final completion
of this most difficult and dangerous
onerst.on. Fortunately th enemy had
himself suffered too heavily to engage
In any energetic pursuit.
"I cannot close tlie brief account of
this glorious stand of the British troop
without putting on record my deep ap
preciation cf the valuable services ren
dered by Sir Horace Smith Dorrien. I
say without hesitation that th saving of
the left wing of the army under my com
mand on the momlng of the 2th ooiild
never have been accomplished unless a
commander of rare and unusual cool
ness. Intrepidity and determination had
been present to personally conduct the
"The retreat was continued far into
the night of the 2th and through the 27th
and the 2th, on which date the troops
halted on the line from Noyon, Chauny
and I-afere, having then thrown off the
weight of the enemy's pursuit.
Assisted by the French.
"On the 37th and the 2Mh 1 waa much
Indebted to General Sordet and the
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With the signing of treaties with Great
Hon treaties or agreements do not apply
In their terms, or sre not spplled in fsrt,
shall. w''cn diplomatic mMhods of ad
justment bar fulled, be referred for In
vestlgstlon and report to a permanent In
ternational commission and they agree
not to de.lsre ws- or begin hostilities
during such Investigation and before the
report is submitted.
down from the neighborhood of Arras on
! the enemy's right flsnk srd took much .
I i.eepiv oeninre ine iriy wm.hn hp
which tho British forces suffered In thl
Trent battle, but they were Inevitable, In
view of the fact Ihnt the British army
only a few days after concntrtlon by
rail-was called on to withstand the
vigorous ttck of flv German army
'It Is Impossible for m to spssk too
highly of the skill evinced by the two
general officers commsndlng army corp,
th self-sacrificing and devoted exertions
of their staffs, the direction of troop by
the divisional, brigade and regimental
leader, th command of small unit by
their officers and th mugnlflcent fight
ing spirit displayed by the non-commissioned
officers and men.
Valuable Wsrk of Aviators.
"I wish particularly to bring to your
lordship's notice the admirable work don
by the royal flying corps under Sir David
Henderson. Their skill, energy and per
severance has been beyond all Praise.
They have furnished mo with n-.ost com
plete and accurate information which
has been of lnleulatbl value In th
conduct of operation. They were fired
at constantly by both friend and foe and
not hesitating to fly In every kind of
weather, they have remained undaunte.
throughout. Further, by actual fighting
they destroyed flv of the enemy' ma
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Five hundred dollar ($500).
All legal matter in ronnoc
tion with this Issue, including
title to property and form of
deed of trust and notes, have
been approved by our Counsel,
Judge Richard L. Goode. In
addition, the title ha been ex
amined and certified to by
Messrs. Wakefield & Wither
spoon, attorneys of Spokane,
and a guaranty of title Issued
and delivered by the Bpokaae
Title Company In favor of the
Trustee in the mortgage
A first mortgage on centrally
located real estate fronting on
three main thorough fares of
the City of Spokane, having
frontage of 200 feet on Sprague
Avenue, 1JW feet on Lincoln
Street and EOO feet on First
Street,' a total of 81,000 square
feet, valued at 850,000. The
building has Just been com
pleted at a cost of 81,28,046,
and waa opened September 1st,
It is twelve stories and base
ment in height, with sub-basement
under about one-third of
the building and of the highest
Class A construction. The
building contains 881 guest
rooms, 2S3 private baths, ball
room, committee roonw and
banquet hall. On the ground
floor there are twelve
stores facing the street, with
entrance to main lobby of tne
The hotel has been furnished
and equipped by the owners at
a cost of over $250,000. It la
operated by the Davenport
Hotel Company, with Mr. L. M.
Davenport, of national lame "
a caterer, aa the managing di
rector. The notes are the direct first
obligation of the Davenport
Hotel Company, a corporation
organised under the laws of the
State of Washington, with a
full paid capital of f 1. 800,000.
Its stockholder comprise many
well-known bankers, capitalists
and business men of Spokane
and the Northwest.
We recommend these Ytotes
to investors for the following
fTrj They are secured by
first deed of trust in the nature
of a mortgage on a plot oi
ground and new building worth
oor two and w-half tin th
mmount t( thm total loan.
SteoitJ: The character of the
building and it location assure
It steady occupancy, conse-.
quentljr it continuity as a pay
' Third: . The security Is the
ground and building. This se
curity grows greater each year
by the payment of fifty of the
notes or 925,000.
Fourth: They bear the highest
rate of Interest consistent with
safety and business prudence.
Cf Selections should be made at
once while we still have a large
range of maturities. Reserva
tions may be made for delivery
within thirty days. Copies of
mortgage furnished on appli
cation. Notes will be delivered
without expense, and at our
own risk, to any Post Office lu
the t atted States.
Mercantile Trust Co.
Real Estate Ioau Department,
St. Ixuis, Mo.
Capital and Surptut $9,800,000
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