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THE SONG OF THE "No. 9." My dress is of fine polished oak. As rich as the mest fur cloak, And for handsome design You just should see mine - No. 9, No. 9. I'm beloved by the poor and the rich, For both I impartially stilch ; In thecabin I shlne, In the mansion I'm fine- No. 9, No. 9. I never get surly nor tired, With zeal I always am fired ; To hard work I incline, For rest I ne'er pine- No. 9, No. 9. I am easily pureuased by all, With instalments that'monthly do fall; And when I am thine, Then life is benign- No. 9, No. 9. To the Paris Exposition 1 went, Upon getting the Grand Prize intent; I left all behind, The Grand Prize was mine- No. 9, No. 9. At the Universal Exposition of 1889, ftt Paris, France, the best sewmg machines of theworld, including those of America, were in competition. They were passed upon by a jury composed of the best foreign mecbanical experts, two of whom were the leading sewing machine manufacturers of France. This jury, after exhaustive examination and tests, adjudged that the Wheclcr & Wilson machines were the best of all, and awarded that company the highest prize offered- the GRAND PRIZE- giving other companies only gold, silver and bronze medals. The Frenoh Rovernment, as a further recocnition of superiority, decorated Mr. Nathaniel Wheeler, president of the company, with the Cross of the Legión of Ilonor- the most prized honor of France. The No. 9, for family use, and the No, 18, for manufacturing uses, are the best in the world to-day. And now, whcn you want a sewing machine, if you do not get Ihe best it will be your own fault. Ask your sewing machine dealer for the No. 9 Wheeler & Wilson machine. If he doesn't keep them, write to us for descriptive catalogue and terms. Agents wnnted in all unoccupied territory. WÜEELE1Í & WII.SON MFG. CO. Chicago, II!. FOR, SALE BY Michael Staebler, Ann Arbor, Mich. NEVEK A FAILURE. The Ked Eiver Valley of ïliunesota and North Dakota has never had a failure of crops. It produced 30,000,000 bushels of wheat besides other cereals in 1890. Farms can be had on the erop plan, or long time cash payments. It is not an uncommon thing to pa y f or a tarín from the proceeds of one erop. It has all of the sdvantages of an old country in the shape of school, church, niarket, postal trailway facilities and all the chances of a new country in the way of cheap lands, rich soil, and increase in values. ! It is one of the most fertile and promising regions in America not yet fully occupied. In the rush to the far west, however, this rich valley has been over-looked. It has room for a million more people. Write to F. I. WHITNEY, St. Paul, Minn. for particulars. ; Publications sent f ree.