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not mm. There was great excitement on 4th ave. just before the Arlington one day last week. üur reporter was attracted by a racket which seemed to indícate that something serious had happened, at first the scribe thought the boiler in Luick's planing mili had burst or the large dam in the Huron river had washed away, letting a regular Johnstop flood down to destroy our city, or that a terrific cyclone was about to wipe J the fair city from the face of the earth. He was very much relieved after running several blocks to find that no calatnity had occured. There was the usual large crowd at the Chicago cut price shoe house, and a farmer that had purchased a pair of men's dress shoes and a pair of ladies' fine shoes for 96c a pair, a pair of baby shoes for 13c, was making a speech in which he ! rlared that the farmer is as well off today with such a Shoe as the Chicago Shoe House to furnish him footwear as he was when wheat was ! worth #1.25 per bu. when he was j obliged to pay large profits to other shoe merchants. In the course of his speech he said that he had got at this store Ladies' fine dongolo shoes for 75c also Ladies' Tan and Black walking shoes for 57c a pair and Ladies' opera toe slipper for 39c. The reporter although he had knov.-n that the proprietor of the Chicago Shoe house was hustling and thus securing a large trade by doing a business on a small margin could hardly believe the low prices which were quoted. Carpet slippers 18c, children's shoes 67c, youth's shoes 78c, boy's shoes 87c. In making inquines how they could sell shoes so cheap. they told me that they bought goods for several stores in large quantities for spot cash, therefore enabling them to secure goods at agreater discount than other dealers.


Ann Arbor Argus
Old News