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jiQjr LUCIFER TEMPTS
YOUNG PHYSIC! ASS.
$oint Practitioners Indulge in
I . i rrath e Hum h u sgery —
Varied Instances Given.
By William K. Carpenter.
-So intelligent man," to quote one phy
sician who has placed himself on record.
•cm; be in the practice of medicine more
than a year or two and not recognize the
fict that in no business can a man hum
bug. ar.d do It right before your eyes, and
pot N= detected, as in the medical profes-
. a practitioner with whom I conversed
unthinkingly corroborated the above state
seat, and made it evident to me that not
©sly do temptations to practise more or
less numbuggery and fraud exist among
radical practitioners in a great city like
Xew York, but that those temptations are
cfteri yielded to. not by the weaker mem
bers of the profession alone, but by the
6trong and well known as well.
•ye'; want to be careful how you han
dle that subject." he said, • "because you
«ill iit some doctors squarely between
Straightway my efforts to uncover some
cf I these temptations were redoubled.
tcne of the revelations which follow will
doubtless prove startling to the layman.
I cannot freak from the physician's point
cf vieV. but if there be any who will con
test tr.e troth of . the indents related.
corroborauon can be furnished and author
Upon graduation from the medical school
after a four years" course, and after com
peting whatever preliminary work he has
found necessary in the hospitals, the real
work of the newly fledged; physician be
gins. If he has money or relatives who
are prepared to assist him until he can
fcuild .a practice, the sailing is compara
tively smooth, but there is many a young
nan who enters the medical profession
Without the assistance of either of these
factors, and It is plainly a case then of
"root. hog. or die." And often he can root,
«' root deeply, too. and turn up nothing
is return for Ma . strenuous efforts. A
practice cannot be built up in a day, nor
vUI tradesmen and landlords accept as
turances of good faith in lieu of govern
FEW ENRICHED BY PRACTICE.
Right here it might be well to say that
Jkw physicians get rich as a direct result
cf, their practice. The expense of main
taining a practice often overbalances the
receipts from patients, as. besides the nec
essaries of life, the practitioner must have
tn pment of more or less expensive in
ctrcisents. and must pay office rent as
Trel! as rent cf living apartments. Ser
vants must also be employed, a man to
cpen the. door, and in many cases maids to
attend waiting patients. His office must
;t* f shed with regard for the taste of
his 'clients, and he must be situated In. a
cesiratle part of the neighborhood he has
cfcosen to practise in. In other words, a
relatively heavy amount of expenses must
b* incurred by_ most doctors before they
have bunt" up any. practice at all.
"It is during this period of anxious wait
in? while expenses mount up that the
physician experiences the greatest tempta
tions to transgress. The average doctor
Is thankful if he makes only his expenses
curing the first year of his practice. One
Instance comes to mind of a young physi
p-a" who celebrated his advent into the
n*dica! profession by getting married.
His dreams, like those of all young prac
titioners, were not wanting in brightness.
but during the first month that his name
■R-as displayed with an M. D. attached his
expenditures amounted to twice as much
«c his receipts. Doctors are only human,
mi it cannot be considered at all remark
able that they should at times succumb to
temptations under such circumstances.
The president of a St. Louis medical col
lege once said to his graduating class:
"Toimg men, dor. go to your work with
timidity and doubt as to your ability to suc
ce*d. -ok and act your part as physicians,
and when you have doubt concerning your
power over disease, remember this: Ninety-
Sv«- out of every hundred people who will
wnd for. you would get well just the same
if they never took a drop of your medi
cin*."* . .
WHEEE THE MIND GETS BUSY
Perhaps this explains the conduct of
Physicians in giving patients in some in
stances merely sugar and water as medi
cine, pretending the while to be administer
i=S rea! cures. A doctor oftentimes can
Practise such deceptions and lead patients
to believe that they are being greatly bene
Some physicians will diagnose a simple
<**c as one of great danger. For example,
• patient suffering from bronchitis or
Quir.Ey or any of a. number of minor dis
•*■** that may affect the throat visits a
•octor who has more cunning than con
vene*. The case is diagnosed as diph
theria, or me other serious malady. Of
course the doctor succeeds in effecting a
c -re. and the patient marvels at the effi
cacy (-; O f tne treatment he has received.
He naturally spreads the news among his
•n?nds. but this does not measure all the
doctors profit*, for. by prolonging the
treatment, he ie adding to the amount of
tis bill. Prolonged treatment unnecessarily
is one of the temptations 'to which needy
PrartitionerE often yield. It is so easy and
60 profitable to tell a patient to call around
*gain and the patient does it so trust
"-eb\ for h<- mast rely implicitly upon the
hoaor of his medical adviser.
One favorite method resorted to by physi
cians who wrongly diagnose cases from
thoire i s to misname simple cases of ex
fcaurtion. The patient is put to bed or
told to take things easy for a while, and
411 the tine he is being treated supposedly
•or tome dire malady he is undergoing a
natural recuperation through becoming
r «t*l. And the doctor, not nature, gets
• t- -< credit.
to * * practitioner who claimed to be
**<c to cure tuberculosis by placing plas
tr» on the chesta of his patients was in
*«ttsatfcd by the New York Board of
ntalth. Eeveral patient* who had perfectly
**>«nd i. Jafs were found to be calling daily
y' tfcis dotior, and it was disclosed that,
** , wfa at purported to b« an honest ex
&*.natio... the physician would inform
"£? rr *«NI who called on him that he
as Buffering from consumption, no matter
°* *»"* his lungs might be.
PAYMENT OF COMMISSIONS.
jjj* ethl cs of the medical profession pro
\r the *cc ;,t*nce of commissions by a
•cytjcian from any one whom he has rec
j aw to a patient or the payment of
a'.66ion to any one for the same
IkS?**" Ana yet there have been pub
\?~? letters written by one doctor, to
-aoger offering to recommend patients
k-T ni '« frOm maladies beyond the medical
•*'J«J«e of the writer, and Inquiring
,J^ 1 percentage of the bill he may ex-
Ket to revive;
t r-hysieian Informed ' one of hi*
*■■■«« that he nc *rt e(1 spectacles, and men
tioned a certain oculist as being a good
one to purchase them from. His fee for
the consultation and advice was to be $5.
h« patient did not go to the establishment
designated to buy his spectacles, and when
he received his bill from the doctor it was
for V, instead of $5. Evidently the doctor
had counted on that commission and made
•■•■' his mind not to be cheated out of It
by a mere miscarriage of his plans.
The medical profession, according tn its
own system of ethics, should have nothing
whatever to do with proprietary medicines.
There are cases on record, however, where
physicians have, for a consideration, given
their testimonials to manufacturers of pat
ent medicines and even recommended them
to their patients. The following Is a case
A practitioner wrote an article on obe
sity, which was published in one of the
popular magazines. On almost every page
of the article appeared praise of a certain
medicine, which was said to be a boon
to fat people. This medicine, it was set
forth, could be purchased at a certain drug
store. Subsequently the writer was forced
to admit that he had an owner's interest
in that particular establishment.
A wine company once made a proposi
tion to hundreds of medical practitioners
that it would give founders' shares in re
turn for a doctor's recommendation of the
company's wines to their patients. This
gave any physician who agreed to the
proposition a personal interest in the busi
ness, which was calculated further to stim
ulate his co-operation. The wine com
pany later went Into liquidation, and the
disclosures which resulted proved a sore
ethica.; indictment of certain m?rnbere of
the medical profession, about eighty doc
tors being shown to have held the found
ers' shares advertised by the company.
Are physicians ever tempted to treat a
ca-=e of which they know they are ig
norant? Here are a few cases which tend
to show they are:
A physician was once called on to treat
a girl who was suffering from some dis
ease of the brain. He announced, after
he had examined the girl, that he could
cure her malady in one week, but that she
would have to go to a certain hospital,
where the charge for the week would be
something like $90. His fee was to be
$25 a visit. The patient was taken to the
hospital and the doctor proceeded with
his treatment. At the expiration of the
week the girl's father was sent for.
"I'm sorry.' said the doctor to him. with
a pained expression, "but I am afraid
that after all I don't know what is the
matter with your daughter." He then
volunteered the information that he knew
a state alienist who could absolutely cure
her for the sum of $300. The father hesi
tated to place the fate of his child at the
mercy of the friend of a physician who
had exhibited his own lack of knowledge
of the disease from which she was suffer
ing. He did. however, place the case in
the hand? of another doctor, who, after
he had diagnosed it. said the girl had been
treated for the wrong trouble by the other
physician. And he effected a cure to
Another young woman was informed by
a physician that she was suffering from
some spinal disease. He recommended elec
trical treatment, and when he had beer,
giving it for some time without result
other than an accumulating bill the girl
was led to try another doctor. This latter
recommended simple, inexpensive calis
thenics, and the young woman was soon
over her trouble.
A New York City practitioner had been
treating a baby for many months with
out doing it any good. The parents one
time had the child in the country, and
while there called in a rural physician to
attend the infant, as a sudden attack of
the trouble had come on. This doctor diag
nosed the case as dyspepsia, effected a
rapid cure and rendered a bill for 75 cents.
Subsequently the city doctor sent Tn a bill
for treating the child amounting to $185.
Payment of this was refused by the par
ents, and the physician threatened to take
the matter to court, but he never did, nor
did he collect the money.
A young boy was taken to a physician
who examined him by the use of the X
ray. The child complained of some trouble
in his throat, and, after using the rays,
the doct- r announced that the boy had
sucked something into his throat and
■would have to be operated on. The op
eration cost $100, and it was discovered that
the boy was only suffering from bronchitis.
THE BOGEY APPENDICITIS.
And now for that bogey, appendicitis.
Professor Osier is quoted as saying:
•Surgeons are finding altogether too
many cases of appendicitis these days. Ap
pendicitis is becoming so common and so
easily detected that the physician's wife
can diagnose a case of it over the tele
But there is money to be made by re
moving a person's appendix, and some
practitioners are most accommodating in
their preparedness to perform such opera
tions, whether they are necessary or not.
For instance, a 6urgeon once operated
on a patient in the presence of a num
ber of doctors. The incision was made,
and while the surgeon was discoursing
upon the operation he inserted his fingers
into the very expensive cut and located the
appendix. From the touch he knew it was
unaffected, whereupon he proceeded to
pinch and squeeze it to give it a disease.]
appearance. He then removed the mal
treated appendage and held ir. up to the
gaze of his admiring brother physicians,
pronouncing the usual bywords: "Just in
time! Just in time: "
And further, it is common knowledge in
the medical profession that there are those
who will pretend to perform operations for
appendicitis and merely make a cut in the
skin, then sew it up again— three or four
stitches at $100 or so a stitch.
For a person who was suffering from
tuberculosis, a physician advised plenty of
sleep in the open air. but that a cap should
be worn to avoid catching cold. The doctor
proposed to furnish the cap, and he did so,
accompanying it with a. bill for $1 25. where
as 50 cents wouia have been a high figure.
Th© patient sent the cap back to the doc
tor with the following comment:
••Dear Doctor: You told me that I needed
plenty of bleep. I'm sure I could never
sleep a wink knowing that I was wearing a
nightcap that cost il-25."
The cap came back without any bill at
A VICIOUS THEFT.
A case came before a Supreme Court jus
tice a few years ago where a physician was
charged with having received antitoxin free
from the city, and then charging $12 for
the administration of it "vice to a child
whose parents were too ./oor to pay the
amount. The Judge held this physician to
be guilty of i* tts ' larceny.
Physicians will sometimes give certifi
cates to enable people to feign sickness.
Here is an illustration:
A girl had been absent from school for
gome four months, and during that time
was employed as a domestic sen-ant. Th
school authorities became aware of the mat
ter and, when approached, the father pro
duced a certificate from a physician testi
fying that the girl was suffering from
anaemia and was unable to go to school.
The doctor was called upon to give an ex
nlanation of Mi conduct, and he acknowl
edged that he had given the certificate in
January, though he had not examined the
child since the preceding October.
Certificates have also been given by phy
sicians to persons who needed such to
prove' their soundness (even thou they
NEW- YORK. SUNDAY, JANUARY 23, 1910
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Bloomingdales' — m the : matter of prices for home furnishings and
needs, or goods for personal wear.
Easily the most accessible store in New York, and easily the -
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tor our ability to undersell everybody else, and that is, that we own
all our buildings and have no rents whatever to pay.
Sales That Will Open To-morrow, Monday:—
Th £fe^f^?^ ebn^ , Furniture Sale opens to-morrow, and it is
anvthbU in. VI n ° , store , in Greater New York will be able to offer you
f.Vrp pl3 e , the v * lues in good, substantial, well made, seasonable furni
win hJtZ y ?, ccc of _, furniture in the whole great Bloomingdale department
me th* *.c. c a ye " ow reduced-price-tag attached to the regular price cards, show
nofitK-ti-? Ual reductions. We invite readers of The Tribune to this sale,
fine if y a ? surmg them of the greatest values we have ever offered in every
jine or furniture.
Oisr Annuai February Sale of Carpets zni Rugs.
£»,!f W ? < ?5^ ar<^ ?llks, thousands and thousands of yards of the most*
beautiful of the new designs now here. Of course, the conventional dots in
all sizes are included. And there is a veritable world full of A
beautiful new colorings. Especial attention is called to a 23- yiO^
inch ;-iie grade that almost Invariably sells for 75c a yard, but *+OC
which we will offer to-morrow, Monday only at *wr^*
Gar Annual Jmnary Sale of Toiltt Goods, Drugs, etc.
An Old-Fashioned I
ings, insertings, galoor
insertings. bands and 1
in many different colo:
10c Laces at. 5c yd.
20c Laces at 10c yd.
Embroideries — Wonderful Values
A Sale of the Most Wanted Sorts at Half Prices
.'• A We found an Importer who is going to move, and every lot he sold meant
that much less work for him. We made him a ridiculously low offer, but he
thought he had better take it and get rid of the odds and ends of lines. You're
going to gain handsomely. You may have fine quality
Nainsook, Cambric and Swiss Edgings, Insertings and is -in.
FlouncingS and 'corset cover embroideries of first class workmanship
.......... • just Half Regular Prices.
Edgings and Insertings that Edgings, Insertings and
yard. re aT! 1 . a . 1 . r .:. 5 . C :.f 12& C Flouncing* that sell reg- 9,
2** , ularly for 50c. at £i*JG
Edgings and Insertings that t Corset Cover Edgings
sell regularly for 35c. a iq 18 ins. wide; regularly 50c. 00 r
yard, at l OC a r 3 *^ at AivK,
Lace Section, Main Floor. Centre.
Jap Silk Comfortables, filled with the finest quality Egyptian cotton.
The tops are covered with pretty Japanese silk, in pink, light blue,
yellow and lavender grounds, with handsome designs. —^
The backs are solid color; so is the border that sur- Gj J Wii
rounds them. Reg. $6 comfortables, in this annual eIJmM~ fl Ti
Women's Black Silk Stockings.
There are just 2,400 pairs to be sold
art the marvellously low price of 69c.
They are in regular and extra
size?, with deep garter tops; solid
black silk feet or with cotton split
soles. They represent ac large man
ufacturer's entire sample line. Not
a pair in the lot is worth less than
$1.50; most of them are actual $2.00
goods Our price for any £Qr
to-morrow (Monday) vi^c
Men's $1.25 Silk Half Hose-
Full fashioned, cotton soles, pure
thread silk, in a large variety of
good colors. Not a pair worth
Ipss than $1.25; our price
Women's Milan Silk Vests-
Most grateful and comfortable un
dergarments a woman can wear.
We have been extremely fortunate
in getting another lot of these pure
silk Milan Vests to sell at an under
price. They are daintily trimmed
at the neck and are in pink, light
blue and white. The actual values
$2.75; our Monday £|
were not sound), simply that they mig-Tlt
earn- fraternal insurance
It has been asserted that certain medical
practitioners are ever ready to laud any one
who makes a discovery that will advance
the science of their profession, if at the
same time it results in, producing more
business for them. On the other hand, it
has b««n eaid. if such a discovery were to
Injure the practice from a monetary stand
point, it would be absolutely ignored. In
other words, some doctors will grasp at an
opportunity to use more efficient methods
of practising the profession if their pockets
will benefit as a result, but otherwise they
•will remain content with the knowledge
they already have.
"But," as one doctor explained to me.
"while it is ever a physician's purpose to
cure disease, he must look upon his practice
as being just what it is— his means of live
lihood." What kind of a multitude that
covers I know not.
Instances might be quoted of humbuggery
in the medical profession to the extent of
many volumes. Those given, however, seem
sufficient to justify the physician who wrote
that "in no profession can a man so easily
humbug and not be detected."
In compliance with the national law, all
the national guard bodies of the United
States are now organized and armed »n ac
cordance with the United States army
regulations, the time limit in which to
fulfil this requirement having expired last
Friday. With the exception of a few minor
particulars, every state in the Union con
forms strictly to the army organization,
and the militia must be called into the ser
vice of the United States first after the
regular army and before the volunteers.
A call for their services can now be Issued
at any time by the President, to be sent
wherever he deems necessary. The militia
are now subject to the same regulations
and the same penalties for dereliction of
duty as the regulars.
Rumors that a number of officers of the
Utta Regiment would resign rather than
submit to the order 10 give up at least
two nights a week to armory duties, in
cluding a school for technical Instruction
in coast artillery work, are, it is declared,
without foundation. Some of the officers
may find it a little difficult to give up so
much time, but all talk of wholesale resig
nations is said to be nonsense. Second
Lieutenant R C Lawrence has resigned,
but as he was recently jumped for pro
motion by the first sergeant of the com
rany his resignation had been looked for.
An election for a second .ieutenant in ths
l^th Company will be held next Tuesday
night. As Drum Major Wahler of the
47th Regiment will not, after all, accept a
post in the 13th. Colonel Davis has ob
tained temporarily the services of ex-Drum
Major Edward Mrlntyre, who first Joined
the regiment in 1860.
Such officers of the New York National
Guard as may desire can put in a we«k at
an army school of instrr- Mon to be estab
lished in this state dun. the • coming
spring, in order that they may receive some
practical lessons preparatory to the Joint
field manoeuvres to be held at Pine Camp
next August. They will receive the army
pay and transportation while attending the
of the 71st Regiment are now
Hoomingdale Lace Sale, including venise edg
is. allover6. ln cream, ecru and white. Oriental edgings,
illovers. and Tokio silk embroidered edgings and bands
's, at the following marvellously low prices:
30c Laces at 1 5c yd. 98c Laces at 39c yd.
50c Laces at 25c yd. ;$1.75 Laces at 50c yd.
French Nightgowns, low, round
neck, lace sleeves, edge finished
with fine embroidery,
scalloped ribbon run *f /?q
through, at «P *■ .Oil
Taffeta Silk Petticoats—
A superior quality, made with deep
knee flounce, pin tucked, banded
sectional ruffle, cotton underlay, in
' black only. An unusually
attractive Monday bar- &a no
gain at «p i t.i7O
Taffeta Silk Petticoats,
black and colored, sectional knee
flounce. Van Dyke pleat- (Cno
ing, at «p0.!70
$4 and $5 Suede Boots —
A sale women will find particularly
interesting to-morrow, because the
price of these smart Boots CO OS
has been brought down to «p*».l/D
Unquestionably the best shoe bar
gains of the season.
TAX SUEDE BUTTON'^BOOT?
with Goodyear welted soles, in the
latest shapes and models. Sizes '•v
to 7, B. C and D widths -^
3d Aye., 59th to 60th St.=^
preparing for the annual inspection, which
takes place at the armory February 2.
War Department and state officers will
inspect the 12th Regiment in its armory
next Thursday night.
Brigadier General George Moore Smith,
First Brigade, has appointed Lieutenant
Arthur W. Little, of his staff, inspector,
with the rank of major. He first joined the
guard as a private in the 7th Regiment in
1891, and has been an aid on the brigade
staff since July, i.901.
A general court martial for the trial of
Private William IL Doche. jr., of the Ist
Battery, will meet the latter part of this
week at the armory. Major Franklin W.
Ward, of the 9th Regiment, is president of
the court, and Major William Ives Wash
burn, judge advocate First Brigade, is
judge advocate. Private Doche is charged
with disobedience of orders and also with
talking in a disrespectful manner to Lieu
tenant Barrett at the armory. The
charges were preferred by Lieutenant Bar
Brevet commissions have been awarded
to the following officers for meritorious
service of more than twenty-five years:
Lieutenant Colonel ri. E. Japha, 9th Regi
ment, as colonel; Major W. H. Linson, 71st
Regiment, as lieutenant colonel; Major
Sydney Grant. 13th Regiment, as lieuten
ant colonel, and Lieutenant James R.
Stewart. 7th Regiment, as captain.
Officers of the 14th Regiment, with
women guests, will hold a beefsteak din
ner at the armory on January -3. A
vaudeville show will also be included.
Athletic games will be held by the regi
ment on March 12.
A review of the 47th Regiment by
Major General Roe will be held in the
armory on February 10. Lieutenant H. B.
Baldwin, of Company G, has resigned on
account of business.
Private J. Reed, of the 69th Regiment,
has been elected second lieutenant. Com
pany C, Captain F. J. McSherry. will hold
an exhibition drill and dance on February
21. The hospital corps of the regiment
will parade for annual inspection to-mor
Veterans of the 22d Regiment will re
view the active command at the armory
General Leonard Wood, U. S. A., will be
entertained at dinner by General David E.
Austen and staff on February 19 at the
Lotos Club Mayor Gaynor. Generals Roe
and Henry and Colonels Davis, Morris and
Austin, of the 13th, 9th and Bth regiments,
respectively, are expected to be present.
Ofncers of the 69th Regiment have de
cided to hold a grand regimental ball in
the armory on the night of March 17. It
is quite a number of years since a ball has
been held, and exceptional efforts are to
be made to make the coming event a mem
The 7th Regiment made a fine inspec
tion last Wednesday berors regular army
and state inspectors. In the muster there,
were 889 officers and men present and eleven
men absent. Companies C. F and L had
100 per cent of present The largest com
pany is X, witn 10.T officers and men. and
the smallest it L, with a membership of
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■Wash Heavier. or Utica.
54x90— .44..va1. .59 .54..va1. .72
63x90 — ,49..va1. .€6 .59..va1. .79,
63x9C> — .54..va1. .72 .67..vaL .87
72x90— ,54..va1. .72 .67-.val. 37
72x99— ,59..vaL .79 .74-.val. .98
72xl0S— J34..va1. .85 .79..va1. .98
81x»0— ,59-.val. .79 .74..va1. .96
81x99— .64..vaL .85 *79..vai. .98
81x108— .69- -val. .91 .84-val. 1.12
90x90— .64--vaJ- .85 .79. .va1. .98
90x99— .69--val. .01 .84-.val. 1.12
90x108— .74.. va1. .66 .89-val. 1.16
H. S. Sheets 8 cts. mow per size.
PillOW Cases Last chance at these prices.
"Will Ihvtght Anchor
Wash Heavier. or Utica.
42x36 — .12*=--vaL .16 ,16--val. .21
45x36 — .14^..va1. .18 .18--val. .24
45xtO%— .15^3.. va1. .19 .19 val. 25
50x38 — ,15-.j..vaJ. .19 .19..vaL .25
50x40 I 3—I 3— .17 I j..val. .22 .21- 27
54x36 — .17 1 2..va1. .22 .21-V&L .27
54x4OV»— .19%. .va1. .24 .23..vaL .29
H. S. Pillow Cases more per size.
Notice that foregoing . Cases and
EXTRA LONG AND EXTRA WIDE!
$1.15 size Comfortables... 87
Silkoline pretty colors — pure white- cotton.
$2.15 ££ k ey Comfortables 1.47
Chintz Top — Scroll stitched— full size.
$1.79 Crochet Spreads 1.39
Full size — henvd or fringe.
SOct. Heavy Crochet .64
$1.25 Crochet— full size ~1 .94
$3.20 Satin tiiish Marseilles 2.67
$1.98 Fine Feather Pillows... 1.39
20x28 — Choice Live Geese — Fancy Sateen or
22x30—1.49; value $2.29
24x30—1.87: value $2.93
26x30—2.12: value $3.49
59 cL Check Taffeta Silks 35
Splendid, arm quality — Intended to be black
and-white, but a slight green cast gives them a
delicate tint — that's why we bought them below
value — that's why you can buy 59 cent quality
for .35 n0 imperfection color really beau
$1.39 Serges and Mixtures 98
Bom* aru worth $1.50 — Serges are In wtj« and
narrow stripes — navy and other good colors —
Scotch mixtures are In light and dark rravs
and brown — all are 54 inches wide and ail wool.
49 ct. Figured Shantungs 27
Look Just like the fashionable rough silks —
and b*v« even higher lustre — all good shades
except pink— also balance of 59 cent satin
strip* Mouors — beautiful goods — lowest
whi.-h they've yet sold
29 ct. Dress Ginghams 19
As fine in quality as the nnest Scotch— 32
inches wide — designs that include beautiful
plaids, in Scotch and French effects, small
checks, single, two toned and variegated atrip**.
plain pinks, blues, grays, browns, tans. Ac. —
In short, every «ood new style— at a price far
%ft lrac3rteJ Novelty Waistings .49
Sprtng styles and colorings, including the lat"t
in stripes »nd plains — pure wool or with » silk
stripe— cannot be replaced under ,4B to .89
98 ct. White Dress Linens 77
9«i inch all linen— heu.\y weave— pure white.
Also At Least Twenty-six Morning Specials—
Not Ad\*rtiised— Space Doe? N :
LOOK FOR THE CLOCKS! LOOK FOR TrTE CXOCKSt
STREET. West of Fifth Avenua.
Determined to Make It
No Mail or Telephone Orders.
2,000 Women's Cloaks
Cloth, Plush and Caracul,
Fur and Fur Lined,
That Bear No Regard to Cost!
All New This Season.
Most Desirable Materials &• Styles
At Sensational Prices
for January Sale's Last Week.
THESE SHORT LINES ONLY GIVE
$9.38 Black Kersey and Mixtures .... 4.9S
$11.98 Long Black Kersey 5-98
$10.98 AH Wool Mixtures 5.98
10.98 Heavy Double Face Cloth— 5.98
$11.86 All Wool Diagonals 5.98
$14.98 Black Kersey— styles 6-93
$13.98 Handsome Wide Wales styles.. 6 98
$17.98 Broadcloth and Kersey 5.93
$19.98 Kersey velvet or quilted lined —
wide fur collar S.9S
$15.98 Kersey and Tourist doth 8.93
$19.93 Broadcloth. Kersey. Cheviot and
Montagnac — full length 9.93
$22.93 Black Kersey— rich lining 12. 9S
$21.98 Black Broadcloth -12. 9S
$29 98 Broadcloth — or quilted
lining — fur collar 15.98
Finer Cloaks, with fur collars, to 31 98:
$27.98 Long Broadcloth Coats —
5 styles 15.93
$24.98 Wide Wales-
Skinner's satin lined .-.,_... 15.
$29.98 Wistaria French Serge —
rich satin lir-ing , -17.93
$33.96 Navy Wide Wales— lined; .. 19.98
$34.93 Hisrh Class Broadcloths —
Black and cord _.; 19. 9S
$45.93 Cold Chiffon Broadcloths— ■ •
Black and cold 23. 9S
$45.96 Black Broadcloths—
eoire interlined ----29. 93
. All the foregoing are full length —
. 50 and 52 Inches long.
917.98 Seal Plush Coats— % length-;.... 9.98
$16.96 Caracul — »i length 9.93
$21.98 Seal and Caracul— full length.. .-12.9S
525.96 Seal and Caracul— fall length.. .. 16.93
$37.98 Royal Seal Plush— inch ...21.9S
$33.D5" Imported Caracul — 30 Inch 21.
$49.98 Silk Ve-four— 3-4 length 28.98
$12.96 to $42.98 Evening Capes —
6.93 to 29. 9S
$29.98 Fur Lined Broadcloth Cloaks 1 5.98
Finer Fur Lined Cloaks to 34.98: were
$65.00 — Black & colored — immense bargains.
$45.98 Sable Coney Fur C««at3 29.98
$43.93 Flat Pony Skin Coats 35.98
$65.93 Near Seal and Pony Coats — 41.93
$68.98 Moire Pony i-Jtin Coats 49.93
$110.00 Pony akin and Near Seal 69.
Finer to 89.98: were $150.00.
We also offer
Entire Stock of Dresses.
wool, silk, net, velvet or chiffon,
7.50 to 32.93. were $14.93 to 559.93
All new — styles.
We also offer
Wonderful Values in
8. 98 to 49.98. Were $16.93 to $75
Note also descriptive special below.
All Furs Reduced!
For Women, Misses and Children.
Great values in all qualities.
$29 Women's fur Sets 15.93
Russian Lynx. Black and Blue Wolf. Persian
Paw and Isabella and Sable Fox — natural
skins, finest dye and blending — Pelertnes.
Shawls and Scarfs ßug or Pillow Muffs.
$44.98 Rich Fur Sets 25.98
Jap Mink. Blended Squirrel. Black and Brown
Fox and Raccoon — large Neckpieces and Muffs.
$75.98 Fur Sets 45.98
Handsome. Glossy Black and Pointed Fox (rep
resented elsewhere as Lynx) — also Jar Mink
and Blended Squirrel Novelty Scarfs and
— large Muff.
Finer Sets, including «renuin<» Mink,
IB $13$; were $295.00.
$17.98 Women's Tail'd Suits, 10.50
Fine Broadcloth acd Cheviot, black, navy and
other colors — three-quarter length — satin
lined — 1.11 sizes.
$4.98 Girls' W r hite Dresses 3.75
8 to 14 yrs. — A special January sale oftVr.:'.? of
lovely new spring models — Fine Lawn—elabo
rately trimmed with emb'y, Val. laces an ; rfs
bons — extra wide trimmed skirts.
98c &51.25 Girls' W r ash Dresses .63
Chambray. Pereal« and other fancies I
yrs. — wonderfully pretty dresses — as thorough !v
made a.-i exfer.sive make — best colors and
styles-— contrast pipings.
$7.so£rSß.soWomcn's Corsets, 4.75
SUes IS to 2rt— Fine White Coutil and fancy
brocades — newest models — fancy lace un<i rfkBSSl
flnish — some wtA s:lk elastics.
$3.98 Women's Corsets L2I
Fin»- W.;:te Couul — newest long models, ilsn
Fancy Silk Brocades — four silk elastics — IS to 36
$1.49 & $1.98 Tailored Waists.. .98
Fancy flannels and black sateen — various r.a::y
$7.98 Silk Chiffon Waists 5.00
Lined with not — allover tucked with elaborate
soutache yoke or panels — fancy net chemisettes
$1.00 Men's Dress Shirts 77
Hand laundered fine muslin, free from dress
ing — 3 ply linen bosoms— open back or open
back and fn>nt — with or without cuSs — various
$1.98 Men's Pajamas 1.64
M*rcerii«d si Ik — white, gray. tan. pink. blue.
hello— silk frogs — Mil sizes.
for Xext £hree Dans.
Monogram or Address Die. of "| For next
cne line — hand cut on steel — I Three Days.
3 quire box Batiste linen f -i -y c
M| — 3 sties . J !•--?
Paper stamped In any color— th« die alon a is
worth $1.23 to $2.00.
If customers furnish address or monogram die
price for paper end stamping in any color will be
Less than value of stationery alone.
Money or check roust accompany mall orders.
59 ct. Women's Night Dresses .33
Muslin— or hig-h neck— yotm of 13 H. 8.
tacks and two Hr.b'r inserts — H- S. la.wa raflle.
98 ct. Women's Night Dresses .58
Nainsook and Cambric— yokes of ea^y m laea
and ribbon or combination lace ami embrotderr.
Limit — Three.
$1.29 Women's Night Dresses .95
Cambric. Nainsook and VtuHn lain » nix
styles, with showy embroMertas and laces. H. S.
tucks, &C.. in elaborate — Limit t£re>.
$2.98 Women's Night Dresses 1.95
Fine Xalnsooks— style, witi le*e
pointed yoke or combination «znb'y ■-■» Vitr—
lace — <mb'y beading: and rtbton— sev
eral other dainty — Limit three.
$1.09 Women's Skirts . 74
Cambric — flounces, with wide moif*r *-•»'
tucks or lace and three inserts— Limit tb^rn*
$1.69 Cambric Skirts 1.24
Deep flounces of fiv« inserts and «•«» of TsL
lace or ietip flour of open or does erairoM-.
— some w!th Cluny — Limit three.
$2.75 Cambric Skirts 1.89
Newest tweets in fancy lace and mob* trta 4
flounces with deep inserts— closely tacked— wide
ribbon run beading and bow— Umtt three.
$4.25 Fine Cambric Skirts ... 2.94
Bea.utifa:;y trim' d flounces m v*tt rlu' .__
styles, with newest laces and smhrold— 'as
wide ribbon finish— Uolt three. raG -™»--
SI.OO Nainsook Combinations .68
Corset Cover and Skirt or Dxawars—eayy or
lac© and inrertirg:. ribbon run.
$1.69 Nainsook Combinations 1.24
Yoke ST.A Skirt or Drawers with emb'y and
lace or inserting — pretty styles.
$2.69 25" Combinations 1.94
Also Xalnsoolc. elaborately rrtm'd witi VaL
lace and embroidered meialllcxs.
35 cL Women's Drawers 18
Muslin and Cambric — tnck«d rnCe or .a -- •.'..
'£sZ.iZi, Limit — Three. .
69 ct. Women's Drawers .45
Cambric and Nainsook— deep rnflss of sah'y
and H. S. tacts or fancy lace aad Inserts.
- Limit —
29 ct. Women's Corset Covers.
Nainsook — round neck, wita wide lace and in
serting — — lace trtnVd. neck and
59 ct Women's Corset Covers .45
Elaborately trim'd yokes, in new a— els. with
medallions ar.i fine or heavy laces and rihbcn.
Limit — Three.
45 cL Ex. Size Drawers 28
Good muslin— deep ruffle with H. 3. hern aad
Limit— Three. .
79 ct. Ex. Size Night Dresses...46
Muslm — V or nigh neck — tucks, emb'y * inaerta.
35 ct. Ex. Size Corset Covers .19
Fruit nt Loom Muslin— hi?h neck, tight ttttssj.
$1.39 Ex. Size Skirts 94
Cambric — emb'y raSe with H. 8. tacks
$2.98 Babies' Coats 1.95
Melrose. Bedford Cord and Cashmere — assi
short — circular or shirred .-apes, braid and lac*
trim'd — sizes to 3 yrs.
$4.98 Bearskin Coats 2.98
Sizes M 5 yrs —Plain ar:i Striped — Box sty's*
— padded lining — were good value at $4.83.
Limit — Two.
$1.25 Children's Dresses ~ .67
Sizes to 5 vrs — Nainsook and Lawn French.
Russian. Empire and Yoke styles^ — hiss, aasl
low neck — lace, emb'y, handstltchins, «tc
69 ct. Children's Dresses .45
"White Lawn and Nainsook to 8 yrm. —
newest styles, with laces, aznb's. tacks, tic.
69 ct. Children's Cold Dresses .34
Striped and Checked Ginghams^ 7T<uret fur
cates and Plain Chacibrays — Pleated and Trmdl
etrles^ — sizes to 5 yrs.
59 ct Babies' Wool Shirts 27
Cashmere Rib— SUes to 3 yrs. Limit Am
Ftety otter items in Infants' Knit Wear
January Sale Prices.
69 ct Babies' Lawn Caps 3?
French — emb'y and lace trim — to Syr«.S yr«.
Entire Cap. Hat and Bonnet Stock Reduced.
CAPS & HATS Were .33 to *<3»
Now .1 2*» to 2 9S
BONNETS. Were 1.98 to 22.0 1 *
Now .95 to 13.98
$34.98 Rich Large Rugs 24.79
Cl«»an cp of odd — two famous suim
of Snest Wiltons and high grade Asninstero
5.3x10.6 and oxl2 ft-
TWO OP THE BEST LARGE SiXBS.
GREAT CLEARANCE SALE
RUGS IX ALL SIZES.
Small Print but Big Values.
All Woo! - n-]TTMa y QT
lS*3d to 3fa:2- CieamacSA
were $115 to SO.T& .79 to 2.93
4x4H— 4x7 ft —were $493 .* 4*69
Reversible Dagnestans and Homestead
Rugs — All Wool Smyrna*— .
27x34 to 3tixt&— were $I.os I.SB
Fibre and Grass Rugs —
?t«» and 38x73-were $1.19 7^
4&t7.« ft.— were £« t 4©
ft*» ft. — were $3.98 _ 3,03
7.8x10.8 ft.— were SB.SS 4.98
SSxlO.6 *:ui £>xl 2 ft —
were »s.lK> and $3.88 6.93
Flee Wilton Velvets and Best Body
Brussels, $.3x10.6 sad QxVZ ft. !
only cna of a stylo— $21.96 « 5 OO
Best Axmlnsters— Body Brussels
Fine Velvets— mnssile
siars varying from «x» f». to »3atbX« ft.—
were $12 96 to »U.M. .-. 9 gg
Fine Wiltons— rich Ort-satsJ cs«i#ns—
38x«»— were |6 98 ; 4.93
Axminsters. Velvets and a few Reverstbi. *
aGs72— sax6O— were $3.93 . . 2 93
All Russ at a uniform Price, lin—iiU _
« si*is. will be on tcecUl Platforms to
make selectl-w easy.