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THE PITTSBURG DISPATCH,' MONDAY. DECEMBER 12, 1892.
THE COST OF CANALS.
Successful Plans for Paying for the
Work of Constructioni
EXAMPLE OP RUSSIA AKD FBAHCE.
Moderate Tolls Eepaj the Government in a
MO ERIE AND OHIO E1TEE PROJECT
mmnp ron im dispatch.!
A flood of light has been thrown upon
the inbject of governmental control in the
construction, management, and the levying
of tolls on waterways, in the papers sub
mitted to the recent Paris International
Congress on inland navigation. Among
these papers that of M. If. De Sytenko,
President of the Imperial Russian Commit
tee appointed in 1891 by the Polytechnic
Society to study questions relating to the
welfare of the waterways of Russia, is
worthy of careful study. The committee
includes in its membership the Ministers
of the Lines of Communication, Finances,
Interior, State Domains, as well as repre
sentatives of the navigation companies and
various commercial organizations. The
paper of M. De Sytenko is mostly taken
up with a discussion of the basis, or policy,
to be recommended to the government in
the levying of tolls upon the canals, eta,
undertaken by the State.
As a rule, heretofore, tolls on these canals
have not been more than one-half per cent
of the value of the merchandise,
irrespective of distance traversed,
which, while a very low rate, has
led to some curious anomalies for want of a
proper classification. In reading the re
port one cannot help being impressed with
the idea that the Russian Government has
not only been liberal in the past, but is de
sirous of removing all the restrictions possi
ble to freedom of intercourse throughout
the Empire. Unfortunately, the Imperial
Government is hampered considerably by
restrictions imposed by certain ports and
communes which impose taxes on com
merce. But it is likely these annoyances
will shortly be removed, judging from the
vigor of the movement now being directed
To Sleet the Cost or the Works.
"While the Russian Government recog
nizes the desirability of ultimately declar
ing all her waterways absolutely free, as
some are even now, it seems to be quite gen
erally conceded that a toll system is de
sirable to meet the cost of the works. It is
felt that the Government will enter upon
more of these works when an equitable
system for its reimbursement is to be ac
cepted as the general policy, and in conse
quence of this conviction not manv foolish
or experimental projects are likely to be
proposed. In Russia, as is partly the case
In Germany and Prance as well, the Gov
ernment owns and controls the railroads,
and thus we have the interesting and im
portant fact demonstrated that ownership
of railroads does not blind their owners to
the conclusion that for certain species of
freights it is better to forego a revenue upon
them, and to seek a reimbursement through
the higher development of products made
possible by the cheap transportation of
It would aud greatly to the length of this
communication to quote the interesting con
clusions of the Russian committee relating
to the adjustment of tolls on canals and
improved rivers, but the closing sentence,
intended to reiterate the general argument,
is m these words: "Navigation must never
have to pay but the remuneration for ser
ices rendered to it, and the sums paid by
it must only be spent for its benefit." This
for works undertaken and paid for by the
Speaking of canals and river improve
ments paying lor themselves the report
"Examples are also not wanting with ns
of the beneficial influence caused by
specially employing the product of the tolls
to the amortization of the expenses incurred
for the improvement of waterways. Thus
on the Emperor Alexander IL Canal a toll
or one-halt percent of the value of mer
chandise transported sufficed lrom 1859 to
1886, that is to say in 2G years, to recover
the cost of the creation of this canal esti
mated at 20,000,000 francs. Ihe example of
the Dniester is still more striking. Naviga
tion on this river was very difficult and the
transport of cereals forwarded to Odessa
took place by water, partly by rail, the cost
being 97.7 francs per ton.
Some Successful Experiments.
"In 1884 the State decided to grant an ad
vance of 1,600,000 francs for improvement
works on this river, which was to be reim
bursed by means of the collection of atoll
of 1 per cent of the value of" merchandise
transported. Although the improvement
works are not completed, the traffic has in
creased in the space of four years from 80-,
000 to 160,000 tons, the rate of carriage
of cereals tailing at the same time to 24
francs per ton. The improvement works,
which, we repeat, are not yet finished, have
therefore procured an annual saving of
nearly four millions on the cost of trans
port to the region, that is to say, more than
24 times the sum devoted to the work.
One can understand that under these cir
cumstances the collection of the toll is an
easy matter, and that it is supported with
out impatience by those interested."
In the Paris Congress M. Sympner dis
cussinctolls and dues on the navigable ways
of Germany, a country in which all tolls
ha e been nearly abolished, has neverthe
less this to say in his final conclusions of
the whole subject.
"When the finances of the State, al
though in a condition to support the ex
pense once made of buildinir, are unable to
lurrish an annual subsidy, the tolls shall
be fixed in a manner to cover the cost of
maintenance, and finally when the State
cannot undertake the construction of an ar
tificial navigable way unless able to collect
tolls sufficiently high to cover not only the
cost of maintenance, butalso the interest on
the capital of first establishment, the col
lection of these tolls should be considered
as admissible and under certain circum
stances as advisable."
As to the fact whether railroads and
canals cannot thrive together in the same
district, we take this extract from a paper of
L I Convreur, member of the Paris
Chamber of Commerce, at the Paris Con
gress: Conditions That Insure Prosperity.
"We have only to cite the Northern Rail
road Company, of France, whose system of
lines is established in that part of the conn
try which is the best furnished with naviga
ble ways, and whose business is so prosper
ous that, alone, it has been able to do with
out the guaranteed interest provided by the
Government. What makes the prosperity
of a railroad enterprise is the industrial
activity resulting from circumstances fa
vorable to cheap production. For the
larger kind of industry, these circum
itanoes are realized when fuel and raw
material are found on the same
point. .This juxtaposition exists in certain
countries; we have not cot it iu France. Gen
erally the raw material must go to the coal
or the coal journey toward other elements
of production. Navigation here intervenes,
its function here being to lessen the disad
vantage. The railroad next takes hold of
the foods which have been manufacture!
in the best possible condition and spreads
them over the surface of the territory or
carries them abroad."
Pittsburg is more specifically in the situ
ation of France with relerence to its sup
plies and its products than is any com
munity in the "United States.
Iu the general flurry created by the In
vention of the railroad France at one time
came nearly sacrificins all her canals to
make roadways for the iron horse. Some
of the canals were indeed so converted to
the use of railroads, but inch s folly was
not long persisted in, and France is to-day
the chief exponent of the wisdom of main
taining and even enlarging her waterways,
and is spending more money for this pur
pose than any of the European countries.
In all Europe there is not such a field so
pregnant with the possibilities of a gigantic
commerce as that which Mould follow the
construction of the Lake Erie and Ohio
River Ship Canal, nor is there to-day, ex
cluding England, a single city in Europe
doing a business in every direction equal
ing in magnitude that now being done by
the American city of Pittsburg iu the
single direction of the Great Lakes.
An Immense Traffic
Three years ago the exact quantity of
iron ore transhipped from Lake Erie ports
to the furnaces near to and on the line of
the projected canal, including Pittsbunr,
was 4,627,090 tons. This amount is now
fully, if indeed not more than 6,000,000 tons
annually. It pays to railroads about 55,
500,000 annuallv. So our coal business
with the lakes, which in 1889 was about
1,200,000 tons, is more than 2,000.000 tons
now, and regarding the coal trade on the
lakes, and particularly to Duluth, on Lake
Superior, which is doubling itself everv
thrtse years, tne Pittsburg coal should
surely be able within a lew-years followine
the completion of a large canal, which
wonld enable barges loaded at the mines to
go direct to any lake ports, grow to more
than the dimensions of our river trade,
which is now 4.000,000 tons annually.
Are wo not ready to say to the national
Government, build us this canal and we
will pay for it? If, indeed, the interests
of the great Northwest in cheap fuel, and
an extension of its grain, ore and lumber
markets, united with the interest of the
commerce of the Ohio river and the great
est iron producing region of the United
States, are to be considered a local and not
a national affair, then let us promise the
Government to pay, not only the first cost,
but interest ana 'maintenance charges as
welL All we want is a thorough investiga
tion of these claims and assertions.
"TOe think it is possible to show within a
reasonable time after the completion of the
canal that it can be guaranteed to do a busi
ness somewhat as follows, upon which
tariffs might be levied as stated:
Third class. Takim Bevesue
6.000,000 tons iron ore.,15 cents. $600,000
2,000,000 tons coal 10 cents. 200,000
1,000,000 tons limestone,
brick, ceinent,etc.l0 cents. , 100,000
2,000,000 tons praln.flour
lumber, rails, pie
metal, etc 25 cents. $500,000
1,000,000 tons manuf'a
products, glass, etc.35 cents. $ 350,000
Total revenue $1,750,000
Estimated cost of canal,
Interest at 3 per cent. $ 810,000
Sinking fund (Myeors) 640.000
Annual maintenance 200,000
A Bedaction of One-Half.
I Rail rates on ore to Pittsburg from lake
pur.s average uuuu. -. p uu. -Mn.c ..
are about one-third per mile the rail rate.
On the canal the ore rate would somewhat
exceed the mileage lake rate, but still need
"not be more than ons-half the rail rate or
50 cents. Add then 5 cents for conveying
ore by modern appliances from vessels to
ore piles within a quarter of a mile and the
tolls would make, say 65 cents instead of 51,
or a saving on 6,000,000 tons of ore per an
num amounting to 52,100,000. If the railroads
desire to compete with the canal, of course
their rates on low priced commodities
would be no greater than canal rates. It
would make no difference then whether the
goods were shipped by rail or water. Canals
can regulate freight rates while at the same
time doing only a small business them
selves. The foregoing estimate of the ship
canal's probable business may be deemed
very extravagant by some. If a commis
sion appointed by the Government to make
inquiry into the facts should not find it ap
proximately true of the business to be cer
tainly relied upon within three years after
the canal was opened, then no harm will be
done. Western Pennsylvania is not likely
to stand still during three years, and at all
events it certainly can be shown that even
with tolls there will be business enough to
make it practically free. T. P. R.
FOB NERVOUS PBOSTBA.TION
Use Horsford's Add rhospttate.
Dr. W. Graeves, Northneld, Minn., says:
"I have used it in cases of nervous prostra
tion, and also In combination with other
remedies In indigestion: it has proved as
satislactory as could be expected."
Toys, Toys, Toj s.
No siicu a bewildering and amusing line
of ..mas goods ever shown In Pittsburg as
are now on exhibition at Grove's, Fifth ave
nue. It's worth your while to see them,
even If you do not want to purchase.
We have now in store a fine selection of
table delicacies and novelties suitable for
the holiday season. If you wantcoods that
it will ho a Dlcasure to eat yon will do well
to buy of ns. Wo deliver goods everywhere.
Freljlit paid on orders irom out of town.
Sond for price list. Miller Bros.,
Fine Groceries and Table Delicacies,!?. Fed
eral street, Allegheny. Telephone 3J4S.
Dolls, Dolls, Dolls.
Ko such a line ever shown in this city.
Must be seen to be appreciated. This arti
cle is no sldo issue with us. Where others
sell one we sell hundreds. Whv- Styles
the latest, quality only the best, prices little
over half wnat is asked by others. Soe for
yourself at James W. Grove's, Fifth avenue.
Bead, Gentlemen, Bead.
We have the largest line of gents' gloves,
all tne best London and Pails makes.
Gloves always repaired free. 21 Sixth street,
directly opposite Bijou Theater.
SECURE desirable boarders by a cent-a-word
ad In THE DISPATCH.
NATURAL FRUIT FLAVORS.
Of perfect purity.
Of great strength
Economy In their use
Flavor as delicately
and dellciously as the fresh fruH
For sale by Geo. K. Stevenson & Co., and
all first-class grocers.
Games. Games. Games,
.all the latest and best in the market, such
as Boad to Washington, Bobb, Posting, Mag
netic Fish Pond, Columbian Exhibition,
Paroheest, Halnia, Parlor Bagatello, Pool,
Drummer Boy, Messenger Boy, Detective,
Wild West, Jolly Marble Game and dozens
of other pood games can be seen at J. )v.
Grove's, Firth avenue. Prices from 25 cents
We Are the People
Ton should see before buying your Christ
mas presents. Twenty-live dollars cash and
small monthly payments for a JIM pneu
matic tired bicycle. Pittsburg 'Cycle Com
pany, 423 Wood street.
Christmas Cards, Etc, at fifty Cents on
Being crowded for room wo have decided
to close our Christmas oards and booklets,
novelties, sachets, etc, at one-half what
they were bought to sell at. Open every
. Jos. EicnBAtjM A Co., is Fifth avenue.
It Speaks for Itself,
The line of Xmas goods shown by James W.
Grove, Fifth avenue. Look it over before
BLENDINGER On Saturday, December
10, 1892, at 6 15 a. v., Peter, son of Fredei IcK
and Marv Clara Blendlnger, aged 3 years, 3
months 8 days.
Funeral Moitdat. December 12, 1832, at 2
p.m. from parents' residence, 19 Iten street,
Spring Hill. Allegheny. Services at 2.30 p. K ,
at St. John's Lutheran Church, coiner Madi
son avenue and Liberty street. Friends of
the family are respectfully invited to attend.
CLAEK On Sunday, December IL at 6 30
p. M.. at his residence, 17 Adam street, Alle
gheny, Pa.. M. J. Clark, Sr., in his 75th year.
Funeral notice later.
CALHOUN Of diphtheria, Ajjsa Louisa,
second daughter of George and Kate Cal
houn, in her 10th year.
Funeral services at the family residence,
No. 1921 Hatfield street, on Moxday, Decem
ber 12, at 3 p. K. Friends of the family are
COMIK December 11. 1892, at West Penn
Hospital, Mrs. Eula. AuDERSOJf, wlte of Bev.
C. W. Coinin.
Funeral services at the residence of her
aunt, Mrs. N. Cummins. 225 Shady avenue,
East End, Mohdat, at 1.30 p. m. Interment
at Xenia, O.
KEATING-On Friday, December 9. 1S92,
at 7:10 p. it, at her residence, Rebecca stieet,
East End, near Penn nvenue, Mart Snyder,
widow of Hush Keating, in her 88th year.
Funeral on Tuesday1 jiorhikq. December
IS, at 9.30 o'clock. Solemn requiem mass at
Sacred Heart Church. Center avenue, East
End, at 10 o'clock. Interment private.
LAWRENCE At the Home for Aged
Women at Wilkinsbnrr. on Friday, Decem
ber 9, l9i at 1 p. m., Mrs. Catherine Law
rence, in her 75th year.
Funeral services, will be held at St.
Stephen's Episcopal Church, corner of
Franklin and Pitts streets. Wilkinsburg, on
Mosday, December 12, 1893. at 9 30 a. m. In
terment at McKeesport Cemetery.
MACHESIS'ET At Baden. Pa., on Sabbath,
December 11, 1892, of scarlet fever, Norman
Sharfe, infant son of Lawrence D. and Alice
Funeral will take place from the residence
of his grandparents, Lewis A-Heno, at Baden,
Pa., on Tuesday, December 13. 1S92, at 2
o'clock p. sr,
MILLAR At the Home for Agea Men,
Wllkinsbunr, Pa., on Sabbath, December 11,
1892, at 7 A. -v., Mr. Alexander Millar, In his
Funeral services will be held at the Home
on Tuesday, December 13. 1892, at 2 p. m.
MUCKLE At the parents' residence, cor
ner Fourteenth and MldtMe strents, Sharps
burg, on Saturday, December 10. at 6 A. jr.,
Bertha, youngest child of Wm. J. and Han
nah J. Muckle, a?ed 15 months.
Funeral services at 9 a. m., Monday. In
terment private at Bakerstown.
McCAULLET On Saturday, December 10.
1892; at 12 p. v,, J. S. McCaulley, aged 15
Funeral from his parents' residence.Turtle
Creek, Monday, December 12, 1692, at 1 p. m.
Friends of the family respectfully invited
Osden, Utah, papers please copy.
NIEJIEXER Saturday, December 10, 1S92,
at 12 15, Ralph B., youngest twin son of C F.
and Mary W. Nieineyer, aged 1 year and 5
Funeral services at No. 17 Poplar street,
Allegheny, on Monday at 2 p. m. Frlendsot
the family are respectfully Invited to at
tend. NOBLE On Sunday, December 11, 1892, at
8 30 p. M., in Wichita, Kan., after a lingering
illness, Mrs. Mary Liscomb Noble, daughter
of Dr. P. D.Liscomb. of Beaver Falls. Pa.,
and wife of Lester B. Noble. Remains will
be brought East lor interment.
Notice of time of funeral later.
RITCHIE On Saturday, December 10,
1892, at his residence in Washington, Fa-,
Andrew Scott Ritchie, in his 61th year.
Funeral Bervices at family residence
Monday, December 12, at 2.30 p. x. Inter
SEUBERT On December 9, A. J. SrtTBEBT,
aged 12 years.
Funeral Monday morning at 9 o'clock, at
SILVlNS On Sunday, December IL 1893, at
12 20 a. m., Annie, wife of W. D. Sllvins, aged
Funeral services at her late residence, No.
528 Second avenue, this Monday, December
12, at 2 o'clock. Interment private.
WALKER On Saturday, December, 10,
1892, at his residence In St. Louis, Ma, Isaac
Walker, lormerly of Allegheny City, in the
GUU year of his age.
(fnreessorto Merer, Arnold A Ca, T,lm.) '
UNDERTAKER AND EMBALMER.
Office and residence, 1131 Penn avenue.
Telephone connection. myll-57.Mwrsu
All Fine Flowers in -eason.
A. M. & J. B. MURDOCH,
Tel. 421). 10 bmithnold street;
HOLLT AND HOLLY DESIGNS-LAUREL
and Michigan pine wreathing, moun
tain moss, Xmas tree', all sizes; roses, car
nations, hyacinths, violets. Floral decora
tions made at my stands, 217-220 Market,
Allegheny. Telephone. E. C LUDWIG. de3-D
Holly, Mistletoe, Moss, Wreathing, Canary
Birds, Crfges, etc
Order your Christmas Flowers as soon as
JOHN B. & A. MURDOCH,
Telephone 239. SOS Smithfield street.
DR. D. L. ABER, Dentist,
Specialist In crowning-, bridging and filling
oi the natural teeth. Prices reasonable and
satisfaction guaranteed. Office, 210 Smith
field St., Pittsburg. ap29-xws
BEPltESENTEDIN PITTSBURG IN 1801.
INS. CO. OF NORTH AMERICA.
Assets, 19,278.23) 00.
Loesri adjusted aud paid by
WILLIAM L. -UNE& SA Fonrth. v.
O. D. LEVIS, SOLICITOR OP
331 Fifth ave next Leader. Pittsburg
305 SiMi St.
In new quarters but going to continue our wonder
ful low prices on Wall Papers. You needn't pay high
for a beautifully papered room. See us and proye it
We are right opposite the postoffice, and have the
largest retail house in the city.
' GETER C SHIDLE, LIM.,
35 Smithfield St.
No part of the outfit is of more import
ance in the ensemble of one's apparel than
the shoes. Presentable shoes redeem
many faults in the rest of the outfit, while
unsightly shoes mar the most elegant cos
tumes. Just now why not buy shoes?
They're certainly acceptable Xmas pres
ents. If you don't want black shoes for
your children, try Verner's White, Pink,
Blue, Nut Brown, all new and beautiful for
children. Don't forsct Verner when yon
think of shoes. AVe try to always suit the
C. A. VERNER
Cor. Fifth Ave. and Market.
ifflmr, SclonOelmyBr I Co.
We Show an Ecormous Stock and
Many Extra Values in
SENSIBLE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS.
in a fancy box, $1 25 and $1 50. Plaln.em
broldered, initial, linen and silk hand
kerchiefs from 25o to finest.
STAMPED LINEN GOODS.
Everybody wants them. Trav covers,Slde
board covers. Splashers and Tidlc3 can be
had for the least money hero.
are the Muffs at $1: Children's Coat", $1 25
and up: Ladies' Jackets, $3 and $10, are real
LEATHER GIFTSs! e?0d, cel
Every price. Pocketbooks, 75e, worth $1 50.
the vory best American and imported goods
at prices such quality never sold before for.
Our display is (torseous.
nDCOO CnnnC Always acceptable.
UnCoO QUUUO The best offer this
year are the Silk Warp Henriettas at $1 25
and the All-Wool Henriettas at 75c
Wo could go on enumoratini: about our
Iloliday Shawls, Gloves. Hosiery and Under
wear, Silk Umbrellas, Mufflers, Fancy Tow
els, Lace Curtains, Table Covers, eta, bnt
space will not allow. Yon must come and
see this, the grandest display wo ever had.
I UUIIUIIU 1.L.1III Ull IA UU
68-70 OHIO STREET,
1sSa i AjiEifif
FOR THIS WEEK'S SALE.
We have made a special effort to
produce a lot of the finest Seal Gar
ments ever shown in Pittsburg for
this week's sale.
Every garment is a beauty.
The fur full and long.
The linings entirely new.
The shoulders broad and wide.
The collars high and flaring.
Ladies intending to purchase seal
garments should not fail to visit our
establishment this week.
J. G. BENNETT & CO.,
Comer Wood St. and Fifth Ave.
Our 5c paper is the best.
Our 7c paper is the finest.
Our ioc paper is good enough for
the best of parlors.
Send for samples of these papers,
sent free to any address.
G. G. O'BRIEN'S
MINT AND WALL PAPER STORE.
315 Fifth Avenue,
Four Squares From Court House.
Sealer in diamonds and
fine watches. Good va
riety at low prloes.
Old cold and silver taken
in exchange lor goods.
No. 541 Smithfield St.
AETIST AND PHOTOGnAPHEB,
Cabinets, S3 to per dolonl neUtes, 1
pexdoua. Tele )b.one 175 L npS-ft-VwraS
B, & B,
Would appreciate a new set of
For the parlor, or the dining room,
or maybe some of the bedrooms need
them most. Look around the house
and see, then come and if you wish
it we'll give you our best judgment
on the subject, and we'll save you
Nottingham Curtains, 50c to $8.
Irish Poirite Curtains, $3.50 to
Swiss Tambour Curtains, $4.50
Brussels Curtains, $7.50 to $30,
Cluny, Renaissance, Marie An
toinette, Louis XIV., Egyptian and
SPECIAL HOLIDAY NUMBER
2 Pairs for $5.00.
A" BIG LINE
LACE BED SETTS.
Nottingham, $1.25, $1.50, $2.00,
$2.50, $3 to $7.50 a sett.
Irish Pointe, $7.50, $8.50, $10,
$12 to $25 a sett
Antique Lace, $5, $6, $7.50,
$8.50, $10 to $30 a sett.
Cluny fine ones $25 and $45.
Muslin Bed Setts.
Brussels Bed Setts.
Marie Antoinette Bed Setts.
Frilled Bed Setts.
$3.50, $4, $4.50, $4.75, $6
to $25 a pair.
We'll show you more kinds, more
patterns, more colors and better
goods for your money. It will pay
you to see.
For Children we' have Manicure Sets !n
Leather Boxes with Satin and Plnsh Lin
ing at 52 and $2.50 per set. Larger sizes
for Ladies ?a25 to $1&
A beautiful line of Manicure Sets in Cellu
loid on Trays at $3 to 51 per set.
Silver Manicure Sets on Silver Trays at ? 15,
(16 and $20 per set.
A beautiful line of Comb and Brush Sets in
Celluloid, ranging from S2 to $10.
4.1 Fifth Avenue,
The cost of sealskin is a different
matter from the price. You know
the price to start with, but you only
find out the cost when you come to
wear the garment. If its wearing
qualities are not good, or its style is
unsatisfactory, the cost is too much,
whatever the price may be. Our
prices are LOW, and, what's better,
there is no after cost. Every gar
ment is high grade, although its
prices cannot be matched in Pitts
burg. You will understand this
when you see our garments. Prices
from $150 to $250.
441 WOOD ST.
NEW YORK DENTISTS,
Comer Sixth and Liberty sts.
Teeth extracted !5o
Gas or vitalized air Mo
Stlvor nlllniis....... , 78c
Gold fllHn(cs -J?""
Best set teeth H 00
Everv one warranted.
Painless extracting a specialty. CeJ-mri
Are you going to make some? If so, you had better
begin to look around Don't wait until the last
minute when everybody and everything around you
is in a hurry. Come now while the stocks are full
and we have time to show you.
V yJb I tA
Makes a splendid Christmas Gift and will
be appreciated by hundreds of people far
above costly nick-nacks.
We always make an unusual display at
this season of the year and name prices
that are a great help to those who have
many presents to buy.
We are showing an immense stock of
and can show you about ten styles to any
other dealer's one.
From $1.50 Ui
We can serve you with a Suit or Overcoat for a boy from
4 to 14 years of age, a warm, serviceable garment which will
be a godsend to many a poor family.
Handsome Dress Suits in fine foreign Cheviots, Cassimeres
and Velvets, gotten up in a style that makes them most desir
able for a Christmas Gift.
See These Fine Presents:
With every sale of
BOYS' or CHILDREN'S
we give free your choice of
any of the following elegant
Of Fancy Goods
A FINE BANJO,
A STAR ZITHER,
We are showing an immense
assortment in Manicure Sets,
Work Boxes, Shaving Sets, Toi
let Cases, Ink Stands, Jewel
Cases, Pocketbooks, Whisk
Holders, Traveling Sets and
hundreds of other articles each
and all of which you'll find in
price fully 25 per cent less than
the same goods are sold for at
the fancy stores.
Suggestions for Useful Gifts:
Always sure to prove an acceptable present
We can show a fine line of Persian, Parisian and
London goods. Also plain colors in cream or
silks. A large line of the popular polka dot
Mufflers. Prices 49c to $7.50.
Fur Gloves in Beaver, Nutria or Sealskin. These
range in price from $3 to $10. Kid Gloves,lined
or unlined, plain or fur top. An enormous line
, to select from at from 49c to $5.
Magnificent is the only word that will do justice
to our unsurpassed display of Holiday Neckwear.
Everything is here. New shapes of Puffs, Tecks
and Four-in-Hands, Dress Bows,eta,24ctoi.69.
We have these in all grades and shapes at from
$5 to $12. A large line of Plush Caps and Tur
bans, also fancy caps for children. Prices on
these 49c to $1.98.
An amazing assortment to choose from with a
variety of handles that is simply immense.
Handles of Pearl, Ivory, Silver, Gold, Accacia
wood and Boxwood. Fancy hardwood sticks
handsomely trimmed in silver or gold.. AH
Umbrellas guaranteed one year. Engraving
done free. 99c to $30.
Our Whole Store is
One Vast Holiday Bazar.
Come in and feast your eyes whether ycu want to buy or
not This will cost you nothing. Should you see some article
you would like to take later on you can have it laid aside for
you by paying a small deposit on the same. Many find this a
Come and see the elegant tableaux in our windows, illus
trating the life of Columbus. Nothing finer ever brought to
soo to 400 Market street.