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Mr. Wilsey And The Guild

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Doubtless, everyone has heard of the famous Guild. If he has not, he had better do as the writer did- visit the local agent, Alvin Wilsey. Mr. Wilsey sang but one song to us, the refrain of which was, "the beautiful Guild piano," and the rei'rain seemed to be about all there was of the song. He managed to teil us, between spells, that it was difflcult to keep any of them in stock. " Why," said he, " look at this list of recent purchasers. There are: Rev. E. S. Shaw, Benzonia, Mleh; F. C. Brown, O. C. Bacon, Miss Clara Gott, Professor W. W. Beman, A. P. Ferguson, James Walflh, Miss Alice Treadwell, Charlie Rose and others, but some people don't like to see their aamea in print, so, may be, you had better not mention ñames. Yes, my store is f uil, too f uil to show goods to advantage, but I must have the goods if I expect to sell them. Oh, yes, we keep other pianos and organs, and all kinds of small instrumenta, alsosewing machines and bicycles." "Have much help?" "No, sir, we do our own work; but you may mention the fact that wenow have a tuner, who is ready on short notice to tune and repair pianos in first-class shape. He is Mr. H. ï. Pixley. He carne here and looked the town over, declared it the most beautiful place he had seen, and at once sent for his wlfe. Slie has arriyed, and both are well pleased with their new home. "Yes, sir, the Guild piano sells. Why, see here, the other day a strangêr stepped into the store and remarked that the name Guild seemed like an old f riend. ' How long,' said he, ' have you known the Guild piano?' I told him about tvventy years. ' Well,' said he, ' I bought one of them about thirty years ago, and it is practically as good as ever.' This was a stróng testimonial, entirely unsought, and I was pleased to learn that the gentleman ! was the superintendent of schools at Bridgeport, Conn. " One of our Main-st business men hailed me on the street recently in this style: 'See here, Wilsey, you are making such a blow about that Guüd piano, perhaps you would like to know that we have one that has been in use twenty years, and is as good as ever.' The piano, I might add, has been in use twenty-five years - and so it goes, but what's the use of talking ? The pianos sell themselves as fast as I can get them. I could get a magnificent list of testimoniáis from Ann Arbor people for the Guild piano. But I have talked enough. Good morning, sir."


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