Source: North Manchester Journal, February 21, 1907

To My Friends, Customers and the Public in General:
Owing to the delay in the courts of Russia in settling up the estate of my father [deceased], I am obliged to stay here in the future as in the past and continue in business. I thank you all for past patronage and hope to continue in the future as in the past only with a larger, new, up-to-date stock of SHOES, CLOTHING AND FURNISHINGS which is arriving daily. Please give us a call when in need of anything.