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OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS,
Joseph F. Smith, President.
Wm. B. Preston, Vice-President.
Charles S. Burton, Cashier.

Henry T. McEwan, Asst. Cashier.
Heber J. Grant

Philo T. Farnsworth A. W. Carlson

Heber M. Wells Byron Groo

Isaac Barton

$9.25

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A BIG SUIT SPECIAL
A GENUINE SNAP

A BARGAIN. All of our mall order prices are bargains, but this is something extra, a little out of the ordinary, bought in the piece and made up especially for our trade for spring, summer and fall wear.

THE CLOTH is a double and twist, mixed gray and brown, woven in half-inch diagonal pattern, forming a slight stripe,

very pretty and dressy; will 1.26 worth 15.00 not show dust; is all wool and

warranted to wear until you are more than satisfied. ONLY $9.25.

THE STYLE. It comes in round cut sack style single breasted vest, coat lined with a high grade of Farmer's satin; ipside pockets silk stitched; buttonholes silk worked, etc. Everything about the sult stamps it as of high quality and better than can be had elsewhere for much more money.

SEND ONE DOLLAR and your express office address and we will send the suit to you; you have full privilege of examination before you pay another cent. If you are satIsfied and And everything as represented, pay the express agent $8.25 and express charges in addition to the $1.00 you sent with your order, and keep the bargain.

SIZES. You will get your size without dificulty. Send breast measure for the coat and vest also size of coat usually worn, and waist and Inseam for the pants. Remember this Sult is only $9.25, worth at least $15.00. Samples of the cloth may be bad on application WEST'S MAIL ORDER HOUSE,

Offices 205-206 Wittingham Block,

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T

HE IMPROVEMENT ERA begins its sixth year with the November number. The

volume just closed had the greatest circulation in the history of the magazine. Several of the early numbers were reprinted, and the edition is now entirely exhausted. Its hosts of friends were delighted with its literature; no efforts

will be spared to please them in the new year. We hope to retain all our old friends and to add many new subscribers to our lists.

SOME REASONS WHY-OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL.

A few facts on this point should convince every young man in the Church that he should be a patron of the ERA. The subscribers own the magazine; the general superintendency, President Joseph F. Smith at the head, and the board of officers of Young Men's Mutual Improvement Associations control it; the ERA has no capital; it was started, und for five years has been loyally supported, by members of the Mutual Improvement Association; it is no money-making scheme; all the profits are devoted to its betterment, or are spent in the interest of the great and useful organization which it represents; it contains good, clean, instructive writings-historical, biographical, doctrinal, inspirational, as well as stories of love and adventure—by the ablest home writers. You further the cause of the Church and of mutual improvement by becoming a subscriber; and, besides, obtain full value for your money, (only $2.00) in that you enjoy ivra year some of the best literature in the Church.

ANOTHER REASON-FREE TO MISSIONARIES.

From the beginning, the Era bas accomplished what no other Church publication has ever before undertaken. Copies have been sent free of charge to all the missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, both in America and all foreign countries

where missions have been opened. This feature will be continued during volume six. In this way we shall send out between fourteen and seventeen hundred copies, which, with postage, amounts to nearly four thousand dollars given free for the cause. Hundreds of unsolicited testimonials are received bearing witness to the help and pleasure derived from the ERA by the struggling missionary in the field. It has made many friends for him, and brought him in contact with many strangers to the mighty latter-day work which he represents. You can well afford to donate two dollars for such a purpose; but in doing so you get, besides, full value for your money in the magazine itself. Glance over any of the past five volumes, as well as the new attractions for volume six, and you will agree to this statement.

AIM OF THE IMPROVEMENT ERA. The primary aim of the Era is to instil into the hearts of the young people a testimony of the truth and magnitude of the Gospel and the work of God; and, like the associations which it represents, “to aid them in developing the gifts within them, and in cultivating a knowledge and an application of the eternal principles of the great science of life.” It aims, besides, to educate and interest its readers in social affairs, in history, biography, current events, and the building of noble character, and points young men to the way of true success. As the organ of the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Associations it promulgates the official instructions of the leaders of this great organization, making it indispensable to every officer therein. It is a magazine for the family.

SOME SPECIAL FEATURES OF VOLUME VI, A REMARKABLE PROPHECY AND ITS HISTORICAL FULFILMENT, BY ELDER JUNIUS F. WELLS.

This is an account of a prediction concerning the desolation of Jackson County, Missouri, made by the Prophet Joseph Smith to General A. W. Doniphan, and of its fulfilment nearly thirty years thereafter. Accompanying the article is a reproduction of Bing. ham's famous painting illustrating the devastation of Jackson County; also a biographical sketch and portrait of General Doniphan who at one time saved the life of the Prophet.

PLET: A CHRISTMAS STORY OF THE WASATCH, BY ALFRED LAMBOURNE.

A thrilling story of the Utah mountains, clustered about two characters that exemplify life in the mines. It is a pretty love story; a beautiful description of the Wasatch; a Christmas idyl to please; a poem throughout.

JOSEPH SMITH AS SCIENTIST, BY DR. JOHN A. WIDTSOE. This very attractive theme will be treated in six papers, a part of a plan projected in connection with the study of the Doctrine and Covenants. Full of rich thought for serious reflection; just the matter for the founding and promotion of faith. Every lad in Zion should read this series.

A STORY OF LOVE AND ADVENTURE.

The ERA has offered $50 for the best story suitable for its columns, to be in the hands of the editors by January 1st, 1903. This story will be printed in Volume Six.

THE SENIOR EDITOR, PRESIDENT JOSEPH F. SMITH, Will contribute articles monthly touching topics of living interest and counsel to all Latter-day Saints, and especially to the young men of Zion. His contributions alone are worth the price of subscription.

TWELVE TALKS TO YOUNG MEN, ON AS MANY TOPICS. These are written by men of experience; are short, crisp, inspiring, especially adapted to the boys and young men. One topic each month. Notice the subjects: Industry, Education, Trade, Books, Habits, The Intellectual Life, The Social Life and Amusements, Manners, Business, Character, Courtship and Marriage, Religion.

DOCTRINAL SUBJECTS, INCLUDING A REPLY TO REV. VAN DER DONCKT.

The Catholic idea of God as presented in volume five by Rev. C. Van der Donckt has created great interest; several correspondents have requested space to answer, but a

A vathereto has been written by Elder B. H. Roberts, which will appear in volume six. riety of other doctrinal articles, by leading members of the Church, will be printed from time to time.

REGULAR DEPARTMENTS AND CONTRIBUTORS.

Dr. J. M. Tanner will continue his interesting comments on leading events, in “ The ('urrent Story of the World," and Dr. John A. Widtsoe, whose valuable science papers have met with such popular favor in the past, will be a frequent contributor. A host of essays, on religious, historical, social and literary themes will appear, written by a variety of entertaining authors, old and new. The “Editor's Table" will be maintained and improved; “Questions and Answers” of importance will receive attention by able and authentic writers; and in “Our Work" officers have an indispensable guide and help. The following writers and authors, as in the past, will contribute to the pages of the Era, new ones being constantly added :

Dr. J. M. Tanner
David H. Elton

A. W. Ivins
Hon. B. H. Roberts
S. W. Richards

George Reynolds
Dr. James E. Talmage Mathonihah Thomas

Prof Richard R. Lyman Orson F. Whitney

Major Richard W. Young Attewall Wootton
Prof. John A. Widtsoe Apostle Matthias F. Cowley Henry W. Naisbitt
Prof. N. L. Nelson
Prof. Willard Done

Nephi Anderson
John Nicholson
Nephi L. Morris

Prof. Mosiah Hall
Apostle Heber J. Grant John V. Bluth

Prof. Levi Edgar Young. Apostle A. O. Woodruff W. W. Cluff

J. M. Sjodahl
Dr. Geo. H. Brimhall
C. W. Penrose

James H. Anderson
Apostle Francis M. Lyman Joseph W. McMurrin Apostle Anthon H. Lund
Thomas Hull
Sara Whalen

Lydia D. Alder
Prof. Jos. F. Merrill
J. H. Ward

Christian A. Madsen
Andrew Jenson

Dr. Seymour B. Young Prof. Bryant S. Hinckley
Sarah E. Pearson
W. H. Chamberlin

Dr. M. H. Hardy
Edwin F. Parry
Junius F. Wells

John Sundwall, Ph. D.
L. L. Greene Richards Ben E. Rich

Geo. M. Cannon
Sophy Valentine
Joseph E. Taylor

Wm. A. Hyde
Prof. Wm. H. Jones
Bertha E. Anderson

John H. Evans
Geo. W. Crocheron
Jame H. Martineau

Alma 0. Taylor
Rudger Clawson
Lewis A. Merrill

Col. R. M. Bryce Thomas
Alice Merrill Horne
William A. Morton

J. Lloyd Woodruff
S. A. Kenner
Joel Nibley

Ezra C. Robinson
Alfred Lambourne

SPECIAL TO OFFICERS OF MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATIONS.

We ask you to continue loyal to our magazine, by subscribing for it and by each of you securing one other subscriber. Every president is an agent. He should appoint one of his aids to look carefully after the interests of the Era, and see that the ward is thoroughly, early and immediately canvassed. A stake aid to the superintendent should be appointed to supervise the canvass for the Era, and otherwise look after its welfare in the stake.

Manual No. 6, 1902-3, is sent free to all subscribers. This is a book of 131 pages, continuing last year's treatment of the principles of the Gospel under the following attractive classifications: Universal Application of the Gospel, including Permanent Principles, Essential Ordinances, History of the Dispensations, and Work for the Dead; the Church: Church Organization, Priesthood, Motive Force, Work; The Resurrection and the Judgment; Ethics of the Gospel; Practical Religion; Duties to God, the Church, Family, Society and the State; Rewards and Punishments.

It contains also preliminary programs, with suggestions on their proper use, review questions and copious references.

The Junior Manual for 1902-3 is an entirely new work designed for junior classes, written especially for the boys in simple style and outline, and treats on The Acts of the Apostles.

Price for either manual separate from the Era, 25 cents; with the ERA, free. Subscribers may have their choice of the two manuals.

TERMS AND GUARANTEE.

The Era has behind it five years of fulfilled promises. It is prompt in publication. We promise subscribers and advertisers alike that all pledges will be kept as faithfully for Volume VI. The Era will be issued promptly on the first of each month; it will be sent only to subscribers paying in advance. We do a cash business. The price of the magazine is $2.00, including the Manual, strictly in advance; though on application from subscribers who have been with us from the first, the magazine will be sent to them without interruption upon receipt of such a request from them, with promise to pay within the month.

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Francis M. Lyman
Geo. H. Brimhall

Rudger Clawson
John Henry Smith
Edw. H. Anderson

Rulon S. Wells
Matthias F. Cowley
Douglas M. Todd

Jos, W. McMurrin
Abraham 0. Woodruff
Thomas Hull

Reed Smoot
J. Golden Kimball
Nephi L. Morris

Briant S. Hinckley
Junius F. Wells
Willari Done

Moses W. Taylor
Milton H. Hardy
Le Roi C. Snow

Brigham F. Grant
Rodney C. Badger
Frank Y. Taylor

Henry S. Tanner
Hyrum M. Smith

William B. Dougall

Edited by JOSEPH F. Smith and EDWARD H. ANDERSON.
Business Management by HEBER J. GRANT and THOMAS Hill, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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