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    37c for a line of all-wo- ol Haii'lineChevrons, sold at 55 ad 6Qq

    47c for a line of all-wo- ol pifigq.-n- alChevrons in good shades,'

    ' regular price 65c:, 69c for light crepannes, 42 inches

    wide, all wool', sine weave,regular price $1.

    79c for all our 42-in-ch Diagonals,Whipcords, plain and change-able Poplins, and qther $1.15and $1.25 to clean out at 79c.SUIT PATTERNS AT LOW PRICES.

    All our suit patterns are put upin 7-ya- rd lengths, 42 incheswide. We offer them at clos-ing out prices, viz:

    The $l0 dotted Jadqiiardst at

    $6.75 Suit.Our $9.50 silk spotted Novelties

    $6.75 Suit.The finest $13 Suit in the house

    at $8.75.Our' $15 Suits,! only a sew lest,

    will go at $9.' .BOUGHT AS A BARGAIN.

    Four pieces of all-wo- ol 50-in- chParlor Checks, make good'traveling suits, 6 yards wide,make a whole dress, regularprice $1.25. We are enabledto offer them at 69c.


    6 pieces of 38-in- ch Herringbone'sMixtures, sold at 35c peryard, take choice at 19c peryard. This is a big drive and pno one can anojd to miss them


    We have about 400 yards of fig-ured China Silks, mostly darkshades, which have been sell-ing at 60c, We offer them at45c per yard to close. iSTRIPED AND PLAID WASH SILKS.

    Just received a line of very sinequality Wash Silks, none ofthe cheap goods offeredin dif-ferent houses at 40c and 50cpe,r yard, but a 75c article;take choice at 59c.


    We offer a 22-in- ch white washi,jSili;at4Sjg.,

    We offer ji 24-ihq- h, 75c whitewash silk at 59c.

    We offer a 28-inc- h, 90c whitewash ilk at 69c.


    We offej; the remainder of our $1anc $1.25 Dress Silks in 24-in.- bh

    and 28-in- ch widths toclose at 70c.2p per yard for 60 yards ofcbidred and white CrystalBeiigaline, a genuine $1.75quality,, to close but at $1.25.


    "It is beyond any doubt a "fact notto be doubled that we carrythe best line of white' waists,ranging from 50c up to $4apiece. Buy one riht now,while the assortment is good.

    ntai VlraiH1 i Fiiilllllli, Oil dill) (x ull.,12 East Main Street.








    Wherein Lies the Fault of Most Intelli-gent Criticism of the Modern Newspa-pers antl Tltclr Methods of Gathering andPresenting tho News.

    The Massachusetts Society For thePromotion of Good Citizenship has late-ly been addressed by several distinguish-ed gentlemen in a series of lectures uponthe subject of journalism, and the re-sult should bo a clear understanding ofwhat is necessary to constitute the idealnewspaper. Unfortunately, however,these philosophers are at hopeless con-traries. No two of them agreouponany essential point. They have conflict-ing view3 not only as to tho casual fea-tures of the case, but also as to thefundamental facts. What one consid-ers a drawback another declares to bean advantage. Their methods of anal-ysis and judgment differ as widely as isthey were designed simply to bewilderthe average mind. They are in harmonyonly upon tho proposition that theie isgreat loom for improvement in tho dailypress.

    When it comes to telling how the improvemont-shoul- be made, they havetheir individual notions and are unable)to make the same recommendation in asingle respect. They would each have anewspaper suited to his special prefer-ences and prejudices without regard tothe taste3'and want3 of thereat of thoworld. It does not seem to occur tothem that journalism appeals to a mis-cellaneous audience, and that it mustadapt itself to the demands of the manyinstead of the wishes of tho sew, or it willlose its occupation. They would haveit cater to a select constituency, forget-ting that is it had to depend upon a se-lect constituency for support it wouldsoon cease to exist.

    It is true of most criticism of the news-papers that it is thus narrow and' un-reasonable. Any intelligent man caneasily map out a model journal from hispoint of view, but his point of view doesnot include tho whole field. At the mostit only relates to the opinions and tend-encies of a class, whereas a" communityis composed of many classes, all havingdifferent desires and interests. The ed-itor who knows his business seeks topleaso the majority and not the minorit-y- He knows that his paper must havemore patrons than any one class is to ,thrive and keep pacewith the progress of the age.

    It is'not to be supposed that he regardshis position a,s that of a man with aEolcmn mission for the dispensation ofwisdom and virtue, whatever thepecuniary results may be. He cannotaffoid to take himself so seriously. Hisfunctions, as he understands them, areof a more practical nature, aaid experi-ence teaches him that success lies in thedirection of recognizing and gratifyinga variety of tastes.

    In that way only can he secure theknumber of readers necessary to pay thelarge and constantly increasing expenseof gathering the news from all parts ofthe globo and presenting all current in-formation about the affairs of mankind.It is quite likely that he often printsmatter of a superficial and transient or-der, but it has its value to those whowant it, and that is its justification solong as reasonable discrimination is usedin selecting and apportioning it. Thosewho do not caro for it are at liberty toskip it and read only what they like,which may bo equally distasteful toothers. '

    There would be a great deal less of thistalk about tho ideal newspaper is thecritics would stop to think that we arenot yet living in an ideal world. Thepress, like every other public institution,is subject to existing conditions and in-fluences and cannot djctate the terms ofits own service and prosperity. It hascome to its present state of usefulnessand importance through a process ofgradual evolution. There has been asystematic improvement in its characterand its proceedings. It grows more cred-itable every year as its opportunities ex-tend and its iopularity increases.

    To say that it is not perfect is only tosay that it shares the prevailing short-coinin-

    of human nature and is gov-erned by the law of environment. It be-gan by being a luxury, and it has be-come a necessity. This could not havehappened is it had not vindicated itsright to such consideration. Things donot become indispensable unless theyhave definite and practical 'value. It isnot possible to conceive how we couldget along without newspapers. They

    a larger place in the system of mod-ern civilization than any other one agen-cy of general convenience and advan-tage.

    The people appreciate them,the efforts of certain carpets to

    disparage and discredit them. It is nottrue that their faults exceed their vir-tues. They perform their appointedwork with diligence, discretion and aduo sense of responsibility. The worstthat can be said of them is that they arenot better than the world in which theyare published. But they are unquestion-ably twice as good as the world whichmakes them what they are, and when itleaches tho ideal standard they will getthere also. St. Louis Globe-Democra- t.

    Texas' Stato Capitol.The state capitol of Texas is the larg-

    est state building in the United Statesand the seventh in size among the build-ings of the world. It is a vast Greekcross of red Texas granite, with a cen-tral rotunda covered by a dome Ull feethigh. It was begun in 18S1 and finishedin 18SS, having cost about $3,500,000.It was paid for with 3,000,000 acres ofpublic land deeded to the capitalists whoexecuted the woik. Exchange.

    lutiio Within Reach."Going to be famous, that man? Well,

    I guess ho willl""What has ho done?""Invented a new literary gymnastic

    which takes ever Vss biam to write thana 'pastel.' "Truth.


    What a Tourist Slay See In YellowstoneNational Part.

    Special Correspondence.

    Yellowstone Park, Wy., May 23.Every year witnesses an increase in thepaternal care which the general govern-ment is bestowing upon this tho grand-est national reservation in the world.Roughness is giving way to the soften-ing lines of art, and the hardship oftravel is yielding to comfortable device.-Ol-

    Indian trails have become broadan,d serviceable roads, substantial wag-ons and good horses convey tho touristto the various points of interest in thepark, and there is solace in the thoughtthat at tho end of the day. he may findshelter in one of the several hotels thatha,ve befen erected, instead of lieing com-pelled to camp out, as we used xo do 10years ago under a sly tent or with thoheavens for a canopy. ,

    By far the most agreeable as Well aseconomical mode of travel to and arotindthis neighborhood is to organize a smallparty and divide the expense. Whilesolitude is.a sine thing, it is a pleasure tohave some ono to whom wo can say fromtime to time that it is a sine thing.Where else in the world, for instance,can ono sco close to the surface on sogrand and varied a scale the evidence ofsubterranean sires and stand, as it were,on their vpry brink watching the linger-ing death throes of the terrible volcanicforces tha,t convulsed tho world to itscenter ages ago? What a grand priv-ilege it is to look down from the summitof Mount Washburn, one of the highestpeaks in the erratic Rocky mountains,and view tho places whero are born therills which grow into the mightiest riv-ers in the United States and the grimand towering walls that constitute thegreat divide and force the slow of waterseither eastward by way of tho gulf ofMexico into the Atlantic or westwardinto the Pacific ocean I