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2 advertising cards from the Gates, Cole & Miles Home Coffee and Spice Mills that was located at 1217 Howard Street in Omaha. On the front of both is a color picture of flowers. On the back is their advertisement. They both read, "Greeting! If you want a good, pleasant cup of Coffee, always use the German. The best package Coffee on the market, especially selected to combine great strength and fine flavor. Put up in one-pound air tight packages. The Coffee being hermetically sealed with a coating perfectly harmless, which retains its flavor until ground. Roasted and put up only by Gates, Cole & Miles. Home Coffee and Spice Mills, Omaha, Neb. For sale by all Grocers. One of these cards to be found in each package of the German Coffee." The second card also includes, "Important Notice - The most conclusive evidence that any article has great merit, or is giving the consumer satisfaction, is for unprincipled parties to imitate the article in style and appearance. Beware of any such imitiations, and see that each package of the celebrated German bears our name. Gates, Cole & Miles."