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F^fyr- - yS^SSE'^^p -1-^.gb.l^.jE^jiki^gfoJtotm •^-5«B^^^Sftt^%^-" feMSWd*** - _~ --h^v x,-^^f f "^yf f: •=•=£»•fiaf "«^" •'Basses j %t r *;. J j i r~y,_,*"" — j-*3 ' * '"*"' ME^irf^i^'fr;':;^ 1 ^ *t/ot; £,V"*" k ' i< ' ^ ;, ,f^;v;"ivl," ;, ,7ih.;v:, 1! ,;t^ MIS ?** f* the •the y I* ; l*li*w»— sws«tl»l«»l| Aboat «t the j,Tex,F*b. 19, 1897.—The j lady in United Slates so far as I know is at the stamp window In the dalvfcsioa post office. I bought'five poatals.and aa I handed her the nickel, •b* said, "Thank you!" JUgdomgl this aftei'nooft. The clti- «ea* of Texas subscribed 85,000 for a (service of silver plate for the battleship Texas, ftnd the presentation was made in front of the Beach Hotel. The lawn and piazzas covered with people, say $000. Speeches by Gov. Culbert- eon, Com. Glass, music by the band, parade of soldiers and marines, a regular Fourth of July. Oysters here are delicious. Made my lunch on a nice plate full, fifteen cents for over a dozen, and crackers ~-TOd libitum.- -They arer wholesomest raw. Two miles from.heart of town are several old graveyards, side by side, 1 Jewish, ' Episcopal, Catholic. The vaults are above ground, and the lots have curbings filled up two feet above paths, on account of wet soil, 1 suppose. * But bow desolate and dreary, no neat lawns and daily care as in the North. Neglected and crumbling. This was a gala day for Galveaton as cheap excursions from various points brought in crowds, filling the sidewalks, made me think of circus day in Sterling. Hard £o get anything to eat at restaurants. Saw a white vest. It 'ia really warm. Overcoats a back number- ' '. ' . " ' .'. ' The mule is a favorite animal for , -draft. Three of them will draw a wag' on bToldiag^en'baleS : 5i~t;ottDn, or 4,000 , pounds. ' Well, what about Texas as ti place of residence? From what I learn, none more desirable in the South. Soil generally, fertile, produces almost every kind of .fruit from apples and pears to oranges, early vegetables, and good land can be bad at reasonable prices, j»y 815 to $40'according to situation. . IBailroads in every direction. State is certainly growing rapidly, now claims ' three millions. I think iNorthern people should coi?ie in colonies and con• trol their own communities. Hardly any winter, and nights cool in summer. Broadway is the finest street, and some of the dwellings are large and " massive, equal to any in Chicago. A i grass plot planted .with oleanders in the center of the street.: The Tribune . is the evening paper. Misty this evening. Plenty^of-negroes,- God's -image, in ebony. Ben Shaw has just met ' Countryman and a Dixon crowd. Off for Mexico at 9:30. W. W. D. Afternoon In Sun-Antonio. After three hourfl I have more to write. One thing is'certain, the weather ifl warm, sultry. Common folks are 7 in ihelr shirt sleeves. My shoes are too heavy and yet I am ashamed to go barefoot. , '"" On Main Plaza stands the Cathedral on the site of the old one of 1738, the back part of which remains. It contains paintings of Christ and the Madonna, eiiver candle-sticks and other features of Catholic worship. ,Iu the vicinity of the city are three old missions,' built; by Spanish priests 150 years ago. But as they are reached by carriage at 81.00 an tiour, I shall not dee them. AJ1 partly in decay. . Through San Antonio winds the river, a Blugglisb 8team, not much larger than Elkhorn, Several Iron bridges across. Trees shade the banks. Bather plcturesqae^feature of the place. < , The public buildings of San Antonio . are a surprise, so massive and. elegant; There ore the brown stone court house, tUfi marble city ball, the United States - pc&t office, stone, at a cost of half a million, ail imposing piles. The streets are a curiosity. Here and there aide- walks a yard wide. Modern three or four story blocks, aide by 8lde,with low stone walls and.•hopa,> story high, of the last century. And the people. _ Whata, wixtore! Mexicans, Negros, half breeds, ladles and gentlemen, all colon), ai! faehiona. Beggars holding oat bands for charity, Dropped into a reataurant for lunch, , «pd got a cup of "French Coffee" five f»ata, foil and butte*, five cents, and , foiufcer of custard pie, such aa your ' aasttesr makes, fiw cents, as eatiefacto- sy » rae&l an I have bad since I left my teMeia Sterling. Tbis is a wiater resort, no chilly weather, air mUd,aoU esady, no malaria*, better for invalids, I think, than , I have alaaoat decided to tay family bere next; winter to , $5 a,mouth instead of going fes jPuasfede I#oo, St. Augustine, at $5 » day. Borne iavauflta here, I just saw $ f »le fellow beip«d icto a carriage.who i&t&B aa though be WAS not long- for j$feis world ' got some American money d, as jbp dfttor of Jror daddies sot go across the jRio : f'^ tons aoJiare and tea ceuts, X delta, just as 20, !S*J?. We are RfadtmHy moving on Mexico, We left GslTestoti last night at 10, acd tfela rooralng ftt 8 we reached San Antonio ^0 miles. the depot is in & poor part of tba town and it is necessary to walk or ride half a mile to the business center, the Plaza Alamo. Some of the party went at once to the Menger hotel for break* fast, bat the writer felt more interest in the glorious Alamo. And what is the Alamo? -Simply an old Spanish church or mission, where Davy Crockett, Col. Bowie, Col. Travis and 200 brave Texans in March 6, 1836, in the war of Texan Independence, fought to the death against 4,000 Mexicans under Santa Anna. It was not a battle; it was a slaughter. As often said, the Texans fought like devils, because the enraged Mexicans would have shot them at any rate. It was our American- Thermopylse. Afterwards at the battle of San Ja_ a decisive victory over Santa Anna," "Remember the Alamo," was the watchword. The Alamo is a low, rough limestone building, form of a cross, scarcely fifteen feet high, interior measurement 125x50 feet, and walls four fee^t thick. Earth floor. At noon, March 6, 1836, this was a mass of Texas flesh and blood. Not a wan escaped. Every hero literally died in the last ditch. An old man who says he was in the battle of San Jacinto, is custodian, and shows you around. Guide books for sale at a quarter, the proceeds for a monument to the glorious dead. We are beginning to see -native Texas. The old natives wear^a heavy, broad-brimmed hat, and have an air of ignorance and squalidness that puts schoola! . • " , About two miles out on an electric car line are Eureka Springs, water at various places issuing, clear and sparkling, from the rocks. A rough, atony spot, that in the north would be a bower of beauty. But the menagerie surpasses anything at Lincoln Park or ever at Sterling. Rattlesnakes, elk, bears, catamounts, parrots, eagles, foxes, alligators, all in good condition, enough animals 'to occupy -an inquisitive boy for half a day, and all for a dime. Summer weather, about seventy-five. People are raking lawns. Streets lively. Everybody out of doors. It is Cairo in Egypt over again. Many strangers here for the climate. On house after house you see "Furnished Booms." Hotel life is too dear for so Piles of oranges, bananas and apples, at the fruit stores, but not much cheaper than at home. A naval orange costs five cents. Leave tonight for Bio SanAntoniOiTex., Feb. .20, 1897.— During my week's absence, twice only have I been in a saloon, which I think, is doing pretty well. In Galveston, asking for a plate of oysters at a grocery, I was directed through a side dooc into a saloon, where was a separate counter for oysters. The attendant inquired if I wanted anything else (beer). Here is a saloon with two rooms filled with horns of deer, elk and other animals, a. collection for which 812,0*00 have been refused. After looking at the horns, you are of course expected to take a horn, San Antonio is well supplied with hotels, the Menger being the best. A new one to cost 9300,000 is projected by New York capitalists for tourists) The city can take care of any number of strangers. The people are very obliging, answering every question. We were all invited this afternoon to make a tour of the city on the electric cars. First to the government post Sam Houston- on edge of city, occupying eighty acres of high ground, like Cemetery Hill at Gettysburg, and commanding a... beautiful vie wY Officers? houses and barracks around an immense square, a lofty tower, flag staff, herd of deer, a regular park. It is the depot of supplies for New Meiico, Texas, and Arizona. Then to the Mexican and negro quarters. I notice the Mexicans like the high bell crown,of Charles 1C time.Cab- ins, mostly dismal and dicty. Sight seeing la hard work. On my feet dnoa morning. Top much to do a town in one day, and write it up, I am la love with San Antorilo.and could easily spend a winter bere. ' Texas baa three rival cities', and each is the best. A Houston citizen proved to metnar,for various reasons Houston is bound to becomes second Chicago. A real estate agent in Galveston demonstrated to me by a map, plain as the noee on my face, that Gal- yestou is the coming city of the South. And today an editor here made it clear as a problem in Euclid that San Antonio is easily the commercial metropolis of Texas, You pay your money, »n<J take your choice. I »m writing to tbe etrijliia of a string band discoursing waltsea in the Office of the hotel. We are leading a gay life, Tiei* sleeps on rtowera. Now 1iH $hi *?e«i»f- r w& $f£»r a ftp, 1 tbltsk ol On fH» { irefts«!<i % ff > n 2!, l c '-7, wrc 8 a|D °ji in n-u hf-ir}!-? i»«t ntcht at II wh?n our tsin l^ft Pin An*folo, and thla morning when we crawled out of our berths, Eagle Pass, on the American side of the Rio Graude,sre«ted oar eyes, A small stream here, hardly one- fourth size ef our Bock. We cross on art iron bridge, and are soon at the ttatioft of Ciudad Porfirio Diaz, or city of P. D., the Meaiean President, We. are Across the border, sure enough. Mexicans in groups, with their eombief&3 oTtall bats and blankets. Now We need Spanish* That wagon with Hieglo on it means ice. A traveler tells me that there is one Spanish phrase a traveler needs more than any other,-Quanto questo? How much? Because it will be buy, buy from this time onward. As soon as our train arrived, a Mexican band of twenty-five pieces struck up, and the poor fellows blev? their horns for at least two hours. Did not play as well as_pur Keystone. . ^-EYerything jookedLllke early summer about the station. Cottohwoods green, high man cactus or Spanish needles, peach trees in bloom, men in shirt sleeves. Here a rush was made on the express agent for Mexican silver,which he cheerfully did for five per cent discount, giving you ten Mexican dollars for five dollars and twenty-five cents. Our train consists of nine Pullman sleepers and baggage car, and only one engine, but we really need two for heavy grades. ' < At the station I talked with a young man who has lived here eight years. He is a machinist, and gets 85 s day, Mexican money, but the track laborers only seventy-five cents. He says they live on tortillas, a corn cake beaten up with water and corn meal which they grind_them8_elyea. Tamales is another ttiade of^meal and chopped meatr highly reasoned, arid cooked In husks. But we ure off iigain.'and run for miles and miles through a desert; nothing but sand, cactus, oage brush, and low shrubs, Here and there cattle and sheep, b'ut how they thrive on this diet 1 cannot say. And the houses! Low hovels of dried brick with thatched : roofs; "look worse than Whiteslde stables. People seem to live'llke beasts. They stick their heads out of the small windows. What.bright colors; deep red. and. blue blankets. They wear these blankets by. day, and sleep in them at night. " . , Blue ridges of mountains .rise in the horizon, which ,on nearer view, urove to be bare, rugged and desolate. At 1 o'clock a general feeling of hunger pervaded the car, and the porters were kept busy setting up the little tables, , lr f f -«•»* < *•«.' £.«*• *ft » '", 'ft ; \ S< «'*•?! I *- (W* t follows: Soup, twenty-five cents; ham, tongue or chicken, twenty-five; bread and butter, ten; coffee or glass of milk, ten. Then you can get beer or wine. ~ 3tB6VBnty:flY6 cents get a fair meal. In this.way.one can eat leisurely while the train is in motion. ' Some of these folks eat three square. meals a day. With no exercise, it seems too much'. I find, an orange first in the morning a grateful thing, to be followed by coffee and'.bread and butter. There is/ho steak. Eggs two forfifteen cents. . I have just made my first investment in Mexican breadstuffs, A native at Monclora had a basket of cakes, and one kind, about as large as palm of your band, looked sp much like an old- style molasses cooky, such' an your mother made, that I bought ttn f 'at a cent apiece, Mexicano. Put O to umny American words, and you have Spanish, As this is Sunday and a holiday, crowds at the station, and among them fifty boys from six to fourteen; and as small coin are thrown into the air, it is fun to see them tumble in the duet after it, all on a pile. Some of the men wear sandals, a leather sole with leather straps pyer instep to keep in place More Mexicano. A, ring has formed, and on asking the reason of the crowd, I am told that a cock fight is in progress. This, is one Sunday amusement. We cannot be too thankful for a land of Christian homes and Puritan Sundays. This ia Spanish culture. Cuba 'libre! ••' , ' '' Why didn't we learn Spanish instead of Greek? Come so handy now. Sala de Espera at stations is Ladles' Waiting Boom. On thait freight car is Inter national Mexicano Ituta de Eagle Pass or'Mexican International Eagle Pass Koute, But these high sombreros I really b6gin to like, and I may, per. haps, wear one back. Are we in the Holy Land ? These miserable hovels, square fist roofed B tone houses, rooky* soil, bare hills, dreary, dry landscape, are the counterpart of the road from Jerusalem to Jericho. A warm wind, sultry day, air full of dust. Rain hardly ever: falls. How blue thosQ peaks, sharply outlined against the distant sky. - ,Tla distance leads euchautrneut to the view • And rubes the incniutalu in its azure hue Just pass a cemetery In the Band surroundeci'with a stone wall. The sun is getting on a long Sunday of de0- erttrevel,. •, W. W. DAVIS. * Near Jimulco, oa Cireassia, Feb, 1897—Dressing ia our upper berth Is tb» wominf Sfoay, With be roof and kus&s 4sf&w» m,$,t your ,TI"r,n!<* h?d our Dr?t gnc'l vl«»w "f ft typical Mexftan vil!8gs:!ow adolS huts with stables attached; donkeys, hogs «tsd people all together; Women sitting on ffonnd making e^ra ealres for breakfast; women'iinel children with esrthsn vessels going for water, which on their return, they will carry on their heads; about fifty men, day laborers, in a group wrapped in their showy red blankets; poor little children in their thin, ragged cl6thlng t Flith and degradation. We are climbing to higher ground. Mexico, as you know, la table land; much of it far above the sea level. Our last place, Jimulco, is over 6,000 feet high, same as Denver. Our train moves slowly up the grades and then rapidly down. A beautiful view at one point; the rugged peaks, barren and rocky to the top, circling around us on all sides. Sand and cactus and desert along the track,^ It is .Colufado over-agalnV It is breakfast time. Soon as porters have put away berths, eager calls for food. Everyone wants to be served first. Porter! Porter! He is in demand. Coffee, bread and-butter and boiled eggs is the common ration, thirty-five cents. The coffee and butter are good. But one mistake. In traveling through Mexico always .bring a lunch basket with jelly, boiled ham, pickles, crackers—things that keep which, with coffee, wyi help out your meal and save much expense. There are no lunch counters here and dining station i are far apart. We are picking up Spanish, t and think when we leave Mexico can speak It as well aa we do German, our mother tongue. Thank you is gratias, a cent Is centayus, birena is good, adios 'is -good bye,-Bi senlorris-yeerMisterrBenor: rlta for the dark-eyed maidnns in city of Mexico 1 tiittii'id to ( buy a book of Spanish plir.isea aiid they will tako me for a genuine Castiliun, Water, as in Colorado, is- the pressing need. You see none but at the rail road stations. People must suffer, and the poor souls look as if their bodies never saw soap and the refreshing fluid. Artesian wells are the only reaource.or a lake, among the"hills,if there are any. Be thankful for Bock river. , The ladies tak£ great Interest in. the Mexican babies in arms of mothers at our stopping places. ."How cute!" 'Awfully cunning!". "BJess its. dear little heart!" "Eyes black as coal." The kodak fiend is along, several of aim, and whenever we stop, he snaps lie deadly machine at every cunning -babyievflry_l)lanketed iiative r .." or „ dbtu- . key, every group of women, pigs, dogs, chickens and cows. : Our train halts half an hour at Symon, and a general exodus to stretch our limbs and see how the natives live. We go into the low mud houses. This woman is rolling out corn dough on a atone slab with a stone roller, into cakes the size of a buckwheat cake, which she places on a metal plate on V fire of wood coals and bakes, and then puts Into a basket for future use. In the yard adjoining house, dogs, pigs, and chickens; all small, thin and starved. Here is a better .house, high celling, plastered walls, flat roof, pictures-on wall, white- counterpane on bed, everything neat,evidently a better class, well-to do, perhaps half American. ; ' V, i ".- •' ' J '.;•• - : v:-:' . Here we saw the first Mexican soldiers in a uniforin of. white duck with red stripe down legs, white fatigue cap and leather sandals. A kodak .carrier snapped one fellow .with musket in position, and then asked him to write his name in a'pass book,, but he shook head, no, signer, couldn't do it. Ten o'clock^Sbaw and I just had our breakfast: pork and beans, tongue, bread and butter, coffee, eighty-five cents for two, Americano. The porters served all others first, and Ben and I kicked. Beally my dinner, nothing more today but an evening lunch. A lady from Illinois living here for health gives some prices: flour 86 per hundred, milk twenty cents quart, batter ninety cents pound. The, porter tells me the butter used on dining table comes from St., Louis, I suppose all good provisions come from the North, land of fair women and good cooking, ; : At one place, an acre ofwood,corded up, the mosquito) a sort of dwarf shrub with thick roota. It ia burned in the locomotives. Water .for the engines in a huge long tank like standard oil tanks, on a platform car behind tender, Here we saw our first dead native. He was run over yesterday, and wasun^er. a tent, awaitlug action of coroner. The ; body was on the main track, and as ac- cordlngito tie custom of Hie country, could not be moved, all trains have to be ewitched to a Ride track to pass. As the train was here a half hour, mQr# time for exploration, A native and wife wiih two children,' about to move, were standing by their houae- hQid goods: a saddle, some crocks,pan8, blanket, p^n pakea, a few other chat- ties, all could be put ia & wheelbarrow. It Uhfcrd to imagine thet within 500 miles of United States, one can Had tuck a primitive t-iviUzaiioa, S u.el\ a tow ardsr ol ha«t*» beings, rsf ar* ?hP mp»n«> of travel, and carts with racks for transportation. Strnck our first piece oC eultivated froand, red soil, level as a fioor, aad In centfer the hovels of peons, aad cor rals of brash for cattle. When our ed itors can't eat and drlak, they play cards. As some one said, "Nothing to Bee, let us kill time." At Gonzalea station, a low monument marks the spot where that revolutionist was shot. Occasionally we meet u ditch and a lagans or pond and strips of- green. Only irrigation is Heeded to make this country a garden, sandy aa it seems, But the long hours of bright July sunshine are almost over. What a balmy brfeeze. I think of Milton: -—Now came still erenlng on, And twilight gray had In her sobet livery, All things clad. " W. W. DAVJE&. Agnas CaUenteSj JFeb^23 r 1897—A Sotleyic^o_wdjajt;jy.ening at Calera. Wherever"'"our trajn stops.the Mexicans rush in from every direction and gaze in mute wonder at the fair Americanos. A band of three native musician's, flute, harp and violin, assisted by a dark soprano, made music for an hour. This morning we awake at Hot Springs, and there is already a crowd of native men an women at the depot with wares to sell, As in Italy and Palestine, they live by travelers. The ladies are attracted by drawn work, center pieces and doylies, much cheaper than you can buy at home. Pretty specimens for a dollar and upwards, They ask a- good price but will generally take what you give. . . This is a Mexican morning; in fact Mexican weather. Yesterday about this rooming about 40. Blankets on our beds last night ard we are now wearing overcoats,which wo shall hang up before noon. The. poor natives walk' about, shivering with their red blankets about their shoulders. Sun is rising in all his beauty, not a cloud, promising a long, bright day. No wonder it is cool, we ar6 over 6,000 feet above-sea. . & • Several of our party complain of stomach trouble, poor sleep. I am not surprised. They persist in eating three full meals, late suppers; hearty meals that would satisfy a wood chopper. Really, an orange and a cup. of coffee In the morning and a good meal about ;he middle of the day all they want; would give them clear heads, no aches, and refreshing sleep. We do not travel to :gorge/ we travel to see and enjoy.-——-—.--—-: ~™ •*-•• .-• •'• • '-.-•Oh, but these people are poor. A little boy yesterday had linen trpusers ;hat hung in ehreds around, his thin legs, and a little girl with a dress that, was torn to pieces.—And the dirtrrThe greasy blankets they wear around their shoulders our neat housekeepers would take by the tongs and put Into the fire. Their old chip hats our farmers would use for spare crows to put on poles. Donkeys are the means of transportation; they draw the street cars.hitched tandem, two of them. -Generally their loads are put on.both Bides.r TLus they carry two slabs of stone, two bags of charcoal, two long baskets in which are jugs of water.or cans of milk, or bun- dies of wood. -Comical to see a big fellow astride a littleibBaBtr~~There are" some heavy wheeled • carts drawn by rnulea,- .;' ' - ,.•'• - : '. " , ; .:; ' ..••;;'-.••'• This morning w>9 gave to an exploration of this town, Agnas Calientes, in Spanish, Ah was Callyentays. Well, it is Bethlehem over again. ' Long rows of one story whitewashed houses, just a door opening to street, no windows. Sometimes an archway. Entering this, you find a.court yard, upon which the various rooms^of the house open. It seems to be the way of building in all warm countries. They did it in Christ's time.. • •. .• - : .; : -.•'.'-/ -,.''' ,-. • •'•-'• • .., A pleasant call at the mansion of a family of the higher class. In the court yard was growing a vine thick with red flowers, and she presented each lady a cluster. Then she invited us into a parlor, and going, out.brought in her three daughters, black eyed Benorltas, ;One played on the pjana. Evidently a household of intelligence and refinement. Ou departing, we shook handa and bowed graciaa dlas. EveryoneBeems oordial to Americanos. In w etcade or large etooe building with loog porches open to the street, are for eale everything that the people need, or that may ^attract the traveler's eye: gaudy red blankets, $16; buckskin breeches, 86; pine apple candy, one centavus; high hata from 81 to 96; trinkets, knlck knacks, oranges, limes, cocoanuts, bakes. These prices are Mexican, and divide by two, Thought a persimmon, big us 14 fiat, black as eo»l, sweet but not at all puckery, for a cent. Then there ure ixmuy small rooms or shops, like the baKaars of Cairo, where jaet one kind p? ware is sold. • -, r The Bigna on the walla ere a study ia Spanish, Hebrew to the stranger. 1 A few I could decij-iiBr. All musical. Coaaultorio medico IB drug etore, Avi«o ia take ootlea. Ciibtillliceras is livery ofiioe, I ' an* f r»'fltf>r, Uf r Ing anfl gning a foniJosiel stresm the poor people, with- jars or tin cans for water. There sre fisj «» ter works or well", and this Is source of pnbllft sappl*. The wafcs* t«pid but p-leasant. Many things are carried on the This peddler, for instance, is balaoei&& a tray two feet throogh, piled witb «r : angei, bananas, limes, cocoanuts, 8ometifiie« they do tumble off. gars fiyerywhere along the sidewalk, and little youngsters in rags run after you with outstretched hands, ,"un can- tavo." This wretchedness makes one sad, but it ie impossible to give alm« to half the town. No wonder it is hot; we are in the torrid zone, only twenty- three degress north of equator. W. W. DAvis. STERLING ( MABKET. O. 2. w> •• . . ........ ..,. Oats, No. 2, White., ..... v ....... J2 •**•»• •••••••«••••.,, ***!*• i *• oil flt. . - ".. -27Bd28t» Lrv» STOCK— H- KB, v Oattle ------ 8h«ep . 8 . .iJJ dent*. ;;;;... , 9 . . , Morrt* BUI BAi/r— »l)W. HGDM— W ». pouwmr-flprlng ohlckcni • Fowls..,,..,. ___ „. .Ducks—.. ..... . ........ • ^Turkeys ...... . ft S« * 88- M» .jf oe 00 . 6, Bi4 A Flurry Thursday, Friday and Saturday. To popularize our. Wash. Goods Department and bring it prominently to the front," we will on the above three days mark down and se}l the following?: / Apron blues and browns; also dark jBtyles. Warranted fast col brs. Choice, per yard Toildu Nords, lar Ginghams for children's wear, neat checks and staple styles, handsotne 1897 colorings, always lOc a yard eve- fay 1 ry where. In this sale.choice. / /r per yard , f "V Dress Ginghams, Ha na some styles; fast colors;' ' designs and neat checks, in- p> I .eluding black and white, choice, per yard ............ The above SPECIAL BARGAINS are worthy of attention, as every item is a money saver. 80 West 8d St. Opposite Kandelph Houua d, la ' ti»« time*. 8TESLIHB 8TAHOARQ CHOCOLATE" BOHBOHS , forSatemr *

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