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THE REPUBLIC: STINKO", SEPTEMBER 9. lOOK"
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Three years ago to-morrow our present big store opened its doors to the citizens of St. Louis. Some thought it TOO big and many were the predictions
of failure; but our success was instantaneous almost overwhelming. We could hardly buy goods fast enough for the teeming crowds that thronged
every aisle. And this success was not temoorarv. but has continued until our trade has more than trMcA. We dnuht if there' annrkor un,.& : :,.
x - - -- - . - - - . ...... m.av.aawa avju3& lii una
entire country witn a record lor rapid and substantial growth equal to that ot the
Grand-Leader during these three years.
It is not our intention to boast about the past, however, though we have
ample reason for doing so, but rather to turn our faces toward the future, from
which we propose to wrest even greater success. As the first step toward this
end and to show cur appreciation of the public's splendid patronage, we offer these
unexampled bargains for Monday unsurpassed values on beautiful autumn
goods from the fashion centers of the world.
Will be issued in
a few dav 3 and will
be maile 1 free to
Send for it. A pos
tal card will do.
Fastest-G rowing Store in America
Broadway and Washington.
50 pieces line qualm Zephcr
Giiisdi-u.' in black and v.liite
Shenherd plaid ortli fully 15c
frcm S to 10 Mondav morn
ing, in basement,
per vard .
One case of fine 36-inch Cambric
of even better quality than Lons
dale; and really worth
15c in basement
Genuine Hand-made All-Linen
Roller Toweling of a quality reallv
worth up to 20c in base- .
ment Monday, jj I If
per yard. IV
100 dozen Ladies' Stock Collars
in velvet and satin combinations
19c would be .1 reasonable
price Monday at lace
Opique Shades in all colors,
mounted on spring rollers, with
lixtures complete; a lew slightly
imperiect regular price
3flc Monday from 8 to
10, ou third floor, each.
Large Mantel or Piano Lambre
quins of Jipinese tinsel crepe,
finished with deep thread fringe
and well wort'i 39c Mon
day, from S to 10.
on' third floor, each ... .
100 pieces of 42-inch Mousseline de
Soie in all colors, including plenty
of black and white regular price
ox: -Monday, at our
per j ard
... j4 t.C
Three cases of extra large and
heavy White Crochet Bed Spreads
with Marseilles patterns regular
price 81.2J a special
Monday bargain, in
A Choice Collection of Newest Products in
Aytomo Dress Goods.
A most interesting and varied gathering of fabrics fashioned for the
Autumn season novel and fetching ideas in wholly new weaves, sup
plemented by a most comprehensive stock of the plainer stuffs, and all at
prices considerably lower than the other stores are asking. Come to
morrow, if only to see them.
Sale of ... .
We have secured from Chas". Groezingcr of Scranton, Pa. (recognized by experts as ons of the fore
most makers of fine Muslin Underwear in the entire United States), his entire surplus stock, as stated in the
following letter, which is reproduced from the original:
Suiting 50 pieces 42-tnch All-Wool
Canvas Suiting with a tli-h rough
finish, in various shades of blue, brown,
green, garnet, purple, etc ; would be
good value at oOc; Celebration O C
l'rice, per vard . 6 Jv
Serge 42-inch All-Wool Nuns' Serge
or Cheviot fccrge, in navy blue or black;
other stores would ask tioc; here in this
sale Monday our price will be, A f
per yard rv
Broadcloth A -new range of coloriug9
in the always popular Venetians and
Broadcloths; these are 52 inches wide
and will be offered Monday, all sponged
and shrunk, at tee special price, ,
Golf Plaids Our assortment of these
-very desirable fabrics is without doubt
the largest in the city, not only the
largest but the best selected, including
the handsomest and most striking col
orings to be found; prices range as fol
lows 1 rA
$2.95, SI.95.S1.75 and $l.jU
Crepons 25 pieces of 42-inch Imported
Black English Crepons, in the new
small and medium designs with a beau
tiful silky finish, guaranteed not to
wear rusty and well worth Sl.35; Q C
Grand-Leader Celebration Price OJv
Black Cloth or French Venetian About
23 pieces, 52 inches wide and just what
is required for tailor-made dresses; ev
ery yard is thoroughly sponged and
shrunk, and guaranteed to be worth at
least 1.50; Celebration Sale ftQ
Price, Mouda-, per yard V O L
Remnants of Henriettas, Serges, Whip
cords, Coverts, etc., in lengths from 2
to 10 yards, and worth, if cut from the
piece, 30c and 3oc; Monrtav, in base
ment, we offer your choice, at, 1 C
per yard .. 1 0 L
, Ladies' Cloth Only 25 pieces of 52
inch All-Wool Ladies' Cloth, in a big
assortment of colors, including plenty
of black; we offer it in this Celebration
Sale, Monday, in our basement, J A.
Linings 2.500 yards of the very finest
quality Sicilians, Silesias, etc., in
lengths ranging from 1 to 10 yards, in
all colors and black; worth, if in fnll
pieces, up to 2oc; Monday, in l r
basement, peryard S,
Sateen Remnants of finest quality
Mercerized Siteens, in all colors and
black; in lengths from 1 to 10 yards;
these are worth every cent of 33c per
yard, but will be sold in our basement
Monday, as long as they last, "f t -at,
Celebration LS ..ii , .tm..S
Ladies' Hemstitched Linen Handkerchiefs, with
embroidered script initials, worth Sc Monday,
in our basement, each
Seconds of Ladies' fine Swiss Handkerchiefs, beautifully
embroidered and scalloped, worth, if not seconds, up to 35c
each Monday es long as they last, on our main 1 f -floor,
each it' v
Seconds of Ladies' dainty Swiss and Linen Handkerchiefs,
exquisitely embroidered, hemstitched and scalloped; the im
perfections on these handkerchiefs are very slight, just enough to reduce "1 S -the
price from 40c to, each IVC
IK Laces and Embroideries.
V. H. Rothschilds & Co., manufacturers of the
"Stanley" Shirt Waists, have decided to discontinue
their shirt waist business. They had on hand a mag
nificent stock of materials used in trimming and finish
ing fine waists, part of which we secured AT ABOUT
ONE-THIRD THE IMPORT PRICES, and offer
to-morrow at figures that are almost marvelous when
the qualities are considered.
Are you fond of sheer, dainty embroideries or deli
cate, filmy laces? Then come to-morrow for these:
Laces 200 pieces of Rothschild's Valenciennes Laces, in lengths of about
8 yards cacti, and in many different and beautiful designs worth rally lac it bojgbl la
the reiralar nay here Monday, per length
200 dozen yards of Rothschild's French Valenciennes Lace Edges and
Insertions actually worth up to S)c In thU sale Monday, per dozen yards
200 dozen yard's of French Valenciennes Edges and Insertions of a quality i p.
which most stores would consldr cheap at tl 00 In this sale Monday, per dozen yards ..40 V
Embroideries Rothschild's finest Swiss, Xainsook and Cambric Em- w e
broidery Insertions, also a lot of Bcaalnus actually -worth up to 30c special sale price, 1 1 If
perjara , lVSV
Allovers Rothschild's fancy novelties in Allovers, also Lace and Ribbon m mm
Combinations In all colors, and a lot of Chiffon and Lace and Embroidery and I.occ H C
Combinations goods whlca you would consider worth up to J 3.00 choice Monday, rer yd Jv
Drapery Nets 100 pieces of 45-inch
BUc and Cream Drapery Xet La J f
Tosca Brnssels really worth II 00 A XJC
Mon3y,per yard !" V
Novelty Crepes 100 pieces of Plisse
Velour Crjstal Crepes In all colors f f
i orth fully Cic at, per -tUf
Celebration Sole Bargains
In the Basement.
bun, .ca.tfttx2l VvtPTU
bna fl JUgdit-lith. g
Bess. Sttz. Baer & fuller. St. Louis, Xa.
I havo accepted year offer for nlrsteon thousand to 1-uodre!
(ls.SOO) pieces of LADIES ITJSLI9. CA2SB1C. ar.d KAINS00K ITCSERTZAK la
consideration, that It la to to a atrlot Caoh transaction.
I beg to call your attention to t:s foot, that theoo goods are all
this season's productions, and you ouclit to be able to clvo you'
oustooors goods at loss than coot to. contracture.
I bve Dado arrancocants ltn do C. L. 4 t. R. R. to snip ycur
Uoping y04 will nQTO great nucoo-s n.i your io. A as.
yours very truly.
Special No. -wo dozen LadIes' I
hem and three tucks, worth fullv 25c no '
mail orders filled for these jk
Monday at. ner nair - t2'
Soecfal No. 2m d3Zsn
Muslin Gowns, in
high neck and V shop:, with tucked yoke and
cambric ruffle worth 59c
no mail orders filled each
These are not ordinary garments, remember, but include the very finest qualities, priced as never before.
4,300 Undershirts Made of nainsook or cambric, in um
brella sttle, with organdie or India linen flounce:., beauti
fully trimmed with Duchesse lace, Valenciennes lace and
6,700 Night Gowns Made of fine nainsook, long cloth,
cambric or muslin, daintily trimmed with embroidery,
Valenciennes and Duchesse lace, all the very newest and
Lot 1 Undertnuslins, worth regularly
up to 69c, at
Lot 2 TJndermuslins, worth regularly
up to S9c, at 1
Lot 3 Undertnuslins, worth regularly
up to 98c, at
2,000 Drawers In umbrella and wide 'Ivies, inide of cam
bric, muslin and nainsook, handsomely trimmed with fine
laces and embroideries.
3,700 Corset Coers Made of finest nainsook, with
gathered French front tucks, trimmed with laces and em
2,500 Chemises Both long and sho-t styles, made of
"nainsook and long cloth, trimmed with Valenciennes lace,
qmbroideries and ribbons.
Lot 4 Undennuslins, worth regularly QQp f
up to 51. oO, at '. OW
Lot 5 Undermuslins, worth regularly Q I
uptoS2.49, at JL.tJ I
Lot 6 Undermuslin-;, worth regularly
up to $2. OS, at
New Autumn Silks.
A magnificent display on the Main Floor hundreds of new styles,
many of which are to be found in St. Louis exclusively at Grand-Leader.
The best efforts of Europe and America shown side by side at prices
that are most moderate.
Taffetaline silk that is going to be
much In favor this fill, o ing to Its firm and
heavy character. e are showing a full range
of colors InrlMllna cream, while and blacic,
and hate 1 rea selllDU It .it Me a no)
sreel il f mm 8 to 10 Monday morning " t
at, peryard v
Louisine Htndome large floral de-slg-i-
in Warped. Printed Louisine and Taf
feta Mlus; cannct b eicrllid for stvllsh
M.irts or ptticoats and would be a
lnv prke at 51 ')0 choice in this
Ceicuntion Sale, per jard
Wai&t Silks All the newest and daint
!t shades in fanc taffeta. Grosde Londres
and atiiis. In stripes, i-hecksand f
broeidii timires our special Intro- NJr
dacior price Monday, per yard x V
Plain Silks Peau de Soie, Duchesse,
raceta-soiiunisuen 1'opi.ntana ucng-aunes:
tnese come in an ne l.uesi snaxies ana j
wti: mace decidedly handsome fall
cosiumes Celebration Price, per yard
Black Taffetas A very fine quality
which ire itrontrlyrpcorameud and foliy guar
antee asalnst breaking or cutting: nothing
conta oe ncner or nanasomer ;or a nntrarcss.
fcltlrt or waist for Slonday only In
our Cclebntioa Sale, we in.ite the
price, per vard
New Silks Among the most charming
fabrics yre noo'il call special attention to tho
111 aided Ta3etas having colored grounds vita,
black braldtd and Honiton effects. Another
teautiful novelty : the Lacc-strlped and
lrded bills. In newest shades of old rose,
reseda, new blues ant1 reds, cense, gray, cadei,
liltc. etc: also in while cream and fWO
black we off f r you choice of these U X (
Monday and of many othen.at. per yd. s f v
"Corinne" Ladies' Shoes
Are ideal shoes for yalking easy, flexible,
comfortable, yet graceful in form and beau
tifully finished. They are Goodyear stitched,
turn and welt, which guarantee freedom
from irritating nails or threads. There are
over 20 different styles, including chrome
and glazed kid; hand turn lace and button
shoes, with cloth or kid tops; mannish style
dongola and bot calf shoes, with kid or
patent leather tips; also patent leather cloth
top shoes, with Louis XV heels and exten
sion soles, and many other styles. Every
pair guaranteed. They have the style and
workmanship of regular
S4.00 and $5.00 shoes.
but the price is only....
uave ioc etyie ana
Ladles Genuine Donenla Kid Lace and But
ton '-h-cs. with fleilble or double -"oles. kid
or fa'ent leather tips, sewed and stitched wltu
uu nil izoanu wimrs otners
ould ask iz-iJ our price,
Ladies' Fins Dongola Kid Lace Shoes, on good
stylNli lasts, with the popular Vassar toes i
special and eitrairdinarv lar
pnln for our Celeb'afon Sale
at. per pair.
'hoe. on good
"assar toes i
Mines' and Children's Doncolaand Box Calf
School bhocs. with extension soles and back
fclzesSj; toll, at 98c
Sizes I1M to Z. at $1.25
Boys' and Youths' Box Ca't Lace Shoes, with
tan oaU soles and back stavs. also-Little Men's
Box Calf Shoes, with low. flat heels
Sizes 8 to 3. at. $1.25
Sizes Il!i to5S, at $1.48
A Timely Purchase for Our Celebration Sale.
Ladies' FalS-Weight Jackets,
bought recently from a leading New York manufacturer at 50c on the
dollar! The purchase included his entire overproduction for the season,
and consists of nearly 1,000 Jackets of the most desirable styles and ma
terials, carefully made and finished in the best manner, down to the small
est detail. Three splendid lots at 3 surprisingly little prices.
LOT 1 Over 390 Jackets of all-wool covetts, Venetians and cheviots, in fly-front, box-frontand
short liton styles, in tan, castor, brown, oxford, navy and black; some lined with taffeta silk.
some with satin anil others with silk romaine all are nicely finished rf
with tailor stitching and would sell, if bought in the regular way, at wjk
SO 0 Celebration bale Price, eich 1 a
LOT Z Stylish Jackets of fine quality light-weight kerseys, imported coverts and Venetian
twills, in single or double breasted styles and in open or closed Kton s yles every jacket lined
throughout with taffeta silk and finished with tailor-titching new shades rf? g&s cwa S9
of light or dark tin, castor, blue, brown, gray and black would be good 1Jk vJi M vSh
value at S10 in this Celebration Sale, each TA B ff
LOT 3 Here vou will find some splendid Jackets, made of finest qinlitv imported broidcloths.
kerseys, coverts, Venetians and cheviots, in swell open liton stjles, with rolling collars, or in
fly-front and double-breasted effects, lined throughout with plain or fancy taffeti ilks and hand
somely limslirii witli straps or lancy stitclung colors, tan, castor,
pray, brown, blue and black Jackets made to sell up to
815 Celebration Trice jyiT D
i A IB
This fcig and popular salesroom has derived its enviable reputation for
value-giving from just such substantial bargain offers as we briefly describe
below. If you would get the most for your money come here to-morrow.
Calico One small case of Fast Color
Solid Turkey Red Calico, the kind that
otners sell at 10c Our Celebra-
tton Price, per ard
Flannelette Good Quality Fancy
rnnteu. l-ieece-juneu Wrapper Flan
nelettes actually worth 10c
Celebration l'rice, perj-ard....
Flannel Two cases of Extra Good
Quality Light-Colored Outing Flannel,
which would be good value at CL
10c in this sale, Monday, per yd O4.C
Flannelette A beautiful assortment of
the latest notelties in Mercerized
Fleece-Lined Flannelettes made to
sell at 20c Special Celebration P
Price, per yard IDC
Sheeting Best Bleached Sheeting, 2
yards wide, and reallv north - H l, r
25c Monday, per yafd. . .. I S-,
Towels 250 dozen Good Heavy All
Linen Hemmed Huck Towels, 17x34
inches, and worth 12Jc r
at, each jf
riuslin The well-known"Utica Mills"
one-yard wide Bleached Muslin sold
regularly at 12Kc Celebration S
White Madras Finest Imported one
jard wide Plain White Madras a beau
tiful quality that will launder perfectly
and is very desirable for undermuslins
worth 25c peryard a 10- Q-i ft
yard piece Monday for 3) 1 V U
Pillow Cases rine Hemstitched All
Linen Pillow Cases, either plain, fancy,
embroidered or ruffled; these are slightly
imperfect, so we offer them in two lot's
Monday, as follows:
Lot 1, worth up to $1.00 each 25c
Lot2, -worth up to S1.75 each 39c
Wcsh Waists Our entire stock of Ladies' Wash Waists
at less than one-third original prices.
1.50 Wash Waists for 49c
$2.50 Wash Waists for ? 75c
$3.00 Wash Waists for 9Sc
New Silk Waists An exquisite assortment of the new
est ideas in Taffeta Silk Waists for fall wear the s: are
in the latest shades, finished with hemstitching, alter
nating with cluster of tucks, and havetigut-f.tting linings.
dress sleeves and flaring culls would
be good value at 87.50
Chandeliers 3-light Gas Chandeliers,
like rut. pi polished In ass, 3 J Inches limit, nltli
f4Drj ccnterull lomplct. tut M OP
without globes, tor .PI.OO
Chandeliers Of solid brass with gold
Onlsb. with larre tall centers, but without
Hall Lights Brass Gas Hall Lights,
with goul llnlsh. with niol,o bell ami cnop
and i.uh fancy f rosteJ gloLe C'J -Jft
8-Inch Miff Gas HracUct. MonJaj...lOc
8-Inch Single n-slog Bracket 29c
Carpet Sweepers Bissel's Grand
nupIdsCyco-Beirinirenrict Cf Q(
bwceper3. worth ti'Z. at, lach sPl.OV
Curtain Stretchers "Never Sag" Cur
tain stretchers, tlth center brace anumclcl
plated pins resuiar prUe IClt-
Brooms Heavy 4-string brooms that
arc worth atieastJii lOr"
Monday, each 1VC
Fruit Cans Mae of good heavy tin
with tlght-tlutngcovers-reeularprke '20-
65c Moadaj , pur doten 0"C
Kettles--10-quart Maslin Iron Preserv
ing Kettles witn lvhite porcelain '2flr
lining- rcguUr price oUc. at O VC
Dinner Sets 100-piece sets ot" best
porceliin, attrjetlvelj uerorated with srrajs
of colored Mowers and delicate coli riilci;
would begoo.1 valje at !1J CC flQ
Piatcs 7-inch White Granite Plates,
sold elsewhere at II per dozen - J
here Monday, each HQ
Lamps Handsome Parlor Lamps with
tistcfully decorated bowl and gl- p. with
central draught burner and Hit-out C no
Iciint resuiar price S4.V) Monday .4).VO
Cuspidors Ma !e of good porcelain,
dTOralci with naturil colored tlowet-. In
ral-e I nesigns regular price ec
Monday, each. oC
's Summer Underwear.
A bit; counter covered with Men's Fine Underwear,
including Jersey ribbed mercerized silk union suits and
shirts and drawers also fine French lisle-thread shirts,
drawers and union suits, in plain and fancy colors.
Nearly all sizes, but some are slightly soiled from hand
ling. Sold originally from 75c to $1.50; choice -
as long as they last Monday, lQf
per garment..- ......wv
New Lace Curtains.
Over 3,000 pairs, on sale for the first time Monday!
Exact copies of real Honiton, Arabian, Renaissance,
Point de Calais and Irish Point Curtains with overlooked
edges. To make this Celebration sale especially interest
ing, we will, to-morrow, give free, whh each pair at $1.50
or more a highly polished wood pole witn brass trimmings.
$1.00 Nottingham Lace Curtains, j" rt -
at, perpair jVt
$1.50 Xottingham Lace Curtains, AQ
82.00 Scotch Lace Curtains, tf- rt(J
82.50 Scotch Lace Curtains, j r f
at, perpair $13
on our Main Floor Monday at
one-third that price.
Cuffs, per pair,
S3.C0 Brussels Net Lace Cur
tains, at, per pair.
$3.50 French Guipure Lace flj t JTfk
Curtains, at, per pair VPm7v7
84.00 French Guipure Lace (j rt (VQ
Curtains, at, per pair ,70
$5.00 Cable Net Lace Cur- ff Q f A
tains, at, per pair s9J Jv
Curtain Samples Irish Point and Brussels Net Lace Curtain Samples, made on
finest bobbinet, 63 inches wide and 1 yards long, with deep embroidered borders
aud spachtel designs, suitable for doors, transoms and small windows; Cft
worth, if full-length curtains, up to $7.50 pair; choice, Monday, per sample 3Uv
Rope Portieres In fancy draped designs and newest colorings; worth (Ji-f Q
$1.75; at, each " $117
Foot Stools Covered with velvet and Axminster carpetings, in rich, beautiful
designs and colorings, aud having strong fancy iron legs; worth fully S5c; C A
Monday, each JVv
Velour Manufacturers short lengths of 23-inch Titian Plush and Velour in
stylish new designs, rangiug up to 3 yards in length; suitable for upholster
ing furniture, sof.i pillows, lambrequins, etc., and actually worth up to t Q
75c; in this sale, per yard 6V
Ladies' Collars and Cuffs,
1,000 dozen, bought from the "Premier Mfg. Co." of this city.
The above well-known firm will move shortly to Tenth and Locust.
Rather than carry these collars and cuffs with them they accepted our
cash offer of 25c on the dollar.
The goods are in the latest shapes and in a complete assortment of sizes Ladies'
4-pIy Linen Collars standing and turn-down fine Linen Cuffs in
the mostapproved shape would sell CfAarc. parh s
resmlarlv and readily at 15c. Here VUIIQI , COUgl,
MARRIED ON HIS DEATHBED.
:Sfcj"-Gen. Eilwnril Srrrll T1ftprminprl to
trv Ha ITnttn,? 4 n:. T?:nT.nnn
m ut.iuuui-u lu aiiJ riauLcc
JTew; York. Sept. S General Edward
Wellman Serrcll, warned by pliy.slclans that
peritonitis threatened his life, three hours
later married lllss Marion C. Itoorbach ot
?'ate Island. The eeremony was per
formed at the General's bedside, in the
Jio.el Clarendon, by the Reverend Samuel
i',erV asIstant pastor of St. George's
General Serrell and iilss Roorbach. who
is a daughter or the lato Or Hie A. Roor
Mcn. a publisher of this city, have been
melons friends. They were to have been
married in October, but the General's se
vere illnpfs prompted him to ak his
fiancee if the'r weddinsr could not take place
at once. She consented, and the ceremony
General Serrell Is 74 ears old. He has for
fifty j ears been one of the most distin
guished engineers in this city. He was one
of the associate engineers In constructing
the Erie Railroad, and the Central Railroad
of New Jersey, lie was chief engineer of
the Niagara llridge. built 1n 1S0O, and of
the renowned Hooac Tunnel.
Ho has larcre interests in the proposed
Isthmian canal. In 1S48 he accompanied the
first engineering party of exploration to
Panama. General Serrell was one of the
principal promoters of the Credit Moblller.
by which the Union Pacific Railroad was
During tho Civil War he became Colonel
of the FIft Now York Volunteers. He was
chief engineer and chief of stanT under Gen
eral B. 1'. Butler In lt, and designed thp
"Swamp Angel" Battery that bombarded
Charleston. He was In 1:6 different ac
tions. A daughter of General Serrell. by his first
wife, is the wife of Captain Robert Waln
wrlght of the I"lru Cualrj. now at Fort
A Ileal Pleasure.
"It Is a pleasure to sell Chamberlain's
Colic. Cholera ar.d Diarrhoea Remedy,"
writes the Harmon Drug Co, of Hound
City, Mo.,"beeause It aluajs ghes our trada
complete satisfaction. It Is our1 leader for
bowel complaints." Thla Is the only rem
edy that ncer falls and tbu is pleasant
and eafe to take. When reduced with water
and sweetened, children like it. Adv.
GRAPES PLENTIFUL THIS YEAR.
Prospect of a Large Yield in All
The grape crop of tho country this season
Is unusually large, and the fruit Is generally
of fine quality. St. Louis housewives may
feel assured that there will be plenty ot
grapes, and prices will be within roach of
The greater portion of the commercial
grape crop of the country Is grown o.t the
grape belt along the lake shores In Ohio
and New York. New York has a very large
crop of excellent quality, and the season
Is so far advanced hat there Is now no
danger of a drawback of any kind. They
have Just begun to ship the early arlelies
in carloads at a few points, but shipments
will soon become general.
New York ships to all of the large cities
of the country, and her grapes are gener
ally regarded as the Lest in any market.
Ohio, contrary to her usua. custom, lias
a damaged crop this season, aa the fruit
has rotted bsdly In many shipping !"c
t!ons The Euclid section has ecaped this
blight, but a. majority of the othfr ship
ping districts have suffered more or lss
rrom the rot, and it is ei-timated that the
crop of the State Will not run much over
hai; as large as uual. The shortage in
Ohio, however, will be more than offset by
the largo yields In other States.
Ohio has been shipping by carloads to
Western markets for several days, as the
season In that State is somewhat earlier
than that of New York.
Next in Importance Is the grape crop of
Michigan, which is the largest this seaon
ever grown,' and h reported to be of the
They have already begun to ship, but
Chicago Is their principal market Just now.
St. Louis will gt a number of cars from
there later in the season, and a great many
will go to the Northern markets.
Tho home grape crop is large and of good
quality, and is still coming In so freely that
there Is no room in the market for outside
MR. SPRAGUE SAYS
You 111 like tho chicken broth at the
Delicatessen It's very fine.
EXPECT A LARGE ATTENDANCE.
Elaborate Prepn rations for a Sol
diers' and Sailors' llennion.
Carbondale. III.. Sept. S. Never before In
this city has preparation been made on bo
laign a scale for a coming event as has
been made for the eighteenth annual meet
ing of the soldiers and sailors ot Southern
Illinois. The grounds where the reunion
will be held are rap'dly fating on the ap
pearance of a tented city. Several of the.
most noted oratore in the country havo
promised to attend.
An attendance of COOO is predicted by.
General Martin, the commander.