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A Great Shopkeeper

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Mr. Stewart was fnvst and last a great shopkeeper This is the, obvious and inevitable summing up of his career. It is the snre conclusión from tbe story of his life as told to-day in all the newspapers of the continent. It is the contemporaueous jiidginent of intelligent observers oí his advance from a shop of a few feet to a shop of rnany acres. We do not mean to blittle what Mr. Stewart has done outside of his shop to gr&ti fy an early. culture and a refiued taste in I the eoileeting of books and picture?, or to nuderesti'ïmte what he has given of his great wealth to the city where he accuinulated it- oortainly not befóte Wö know whüt are his bequests to chari table and ether public objects, and what the philanthropii; plans wliich he prepared to be execvit d by O'èer hanis. Whatover may be the tmth about those things, it is still true that the shoplieeping side of Mv. Stewart's character so far dwarfcd the other sides that tboy wefe rareïy thought of. The millions whicli a man devises by his last will and testament, no matter how wortliy thuir purpose, or how nseful they may be, dó not furnish the just measure of tlie man. It is rather found in tho use wbiob hu maltes of the millions whüe he in ;dive, - fue use which lie maltes of his life. -


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Michigan Argus