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COATS AND CAPES.
This cold weather makes
things lively in our Coat
Room. We believe there is
more winter ahead than has
passed. Final reductions have
been made throughout the
Department, lowering still
f urther prices already reduc?
ed. The style is of as much
importance as the price. We
MENTS to dispose of here.
Two Weeks of Terrific Selling Have Had No Appar?
ent Effect on Spratley Bros/ Superb Stock.
With us the past two weeks have been days of trading of the most extraordinary sort! Such buying was never
before indulged in by the people of Norfolk ! Such bargain revelry has never before occurred within the boundaries
of the.city! But, remember, it is an immense stock. The union of the Spratley Bros/ $50,000 stock and the equally
large stock of Miller, Rhoads & Co. A monster lot of merchandise to be moved! The recent heavy trading amounted
to less than a bite, hardly a nibble. The lines for this week's selling present a solid, unbroken phalanx of unconquer?
able bargains I An array of the very choicest values that ever lowered a price.
Dress Goods and Silks.
Fancy dress goods In stripes, checks,
and dashes; nice material for spring
wear; Sprulleys' price, GOc, and 75c;
our price, S9c.
Fancy di-ess Roods in silk and wool,
such as sold for 75c, 9Sc, and $1.19;
our price, 49c.
A beautiful lino of wool checks and
stripes In all the new colorings; Sprat
leys' prices, 75c. and 85c.; our price, 50c.
Fifty pieces of fancy dress materials
that sold at 60c and 59c.; our price, 39c.
All tho now colorings In twilled Co?
vert mixtures; Spralleys' price, $1.25;
our price, $1.19.
A beautiful lino of Fancy Suitings in
checks nnd fancy mixtures; Spralleys'
price, $1.25; our price, 76c.
Fifty handsomo pattern suits In the
newest weaves and designs; Spralleys'
price, $10.00; $12.50; and $15.00; our price,
Forty handsome pattern Suits In cx
qulsllo designs nnd colorings; Sprat
leys' price, $30.00; $25.00; $20.00; $17.50,
and $15.00; our price, $7.9S each.
Beautiful nil wool black Henrietta;
Spralleys' price, 50c; our price, 3!?c.
43-inch all wool black Henrietta;
Bpratleys' price, 59c; our price, 60c.
50-Inch flue all wool Froncb Seine;
Sprntleys" price, 75c.; our price, 47c.
Twenty-five pieces Pompndour Black
suitings, well worth 69c. a yard; our
A beautiful line of flgiired and strip d
Black Wool und .Mohair Suiting:
Spralleys' price. $1.25; our price, 9Sc.
Hcautiful silk warp Henrietta; Spral?
leys' price $1.50; our price, $1.19.
Priestley 8 black silk warp Henri?
etta; Spralleys' price, $2.00; our price
Fancy Silks In plaids, stripes and fig?
ures; Bpratleys prices, $1.00 and $1.25
our price, ns long as they last, 69o.
Fancy Silks in new and desirable col?
oring.--:: Spratk-ys' price, $1.25 und $1
our price D8c.
? ' Fancy figured Taffeta Silks, regular
75c. values; special price, 49c.
Evening shades In Surah Silks; Sprat
leys' price, 05c.; our price, 49c.
Beautiful shades of Satin Duchesse;
Spralleys' price S,",c.; our price. G9o.
Heavy Black Peati de Sole, beautiful
luster; Spralleys' price, $1.00; our price
Heavy Black Satin Duchesse: Sprat
leys' price, $1.50: our price, $1.25.
March Patterns now here; call and
get the new Fashion sheet. Subscribe
for the Standard Designer; S5c. year;
10c. single copy.
Yard wldo Blenched Muslin, special
for Monday, 4?Jc. <
Heavy Unbleached Muslin, special, 5c.
Alpine Hose, Wamsulta, Prido of the
West Cotton, O'.-'c.
42-Inch Bleached Pillow Casing:
Spratloys' price, lll'.-ie.; our price, B%o.
9- 1 Brown Sheeting; Spratley's price,
15e.: our price, lie.
S-4 Blenched Sheeting; Spralleys'
price, 20c.; our price, lite.
10- 4 Utlca Bleached Shotting; Sprat
leys' price, 25c; our price, ISVio.
Ready made Pillow Ca tos, Bolsters
nnd Sheets at lowest prices,
45x30 Pillow Caees. hemstitched;
Spratloys' price, 15c.; our juice. 12V&C.
45x3? Pillow Cases; Bpr.ltleys' price,
10c: our price, GVL-c
?15x72 Bolsters, Sprntleyu* price. 2Sc;
our price, 22.".
81x90 Bleached Sheers, for Monday
90x90 Bleached Sheets; Spralleys'
price, B2Vfce.j our price, 50c.
M-lncH Doited Swiss; Spratloys'
price 15c: our price, 12&C.
Sprntleys' White Flnnni-1 at our low
prices, 15c, 20c, and 29c.
4-4 All Wool Flannel; Sprntleys"
price, 32c: our price, 25c.
Bed Flanenls, UV&e., Wc, 20c. and 2oc.
Grey Flannels. 10c, 12>iic, 15c. 20c,
fi0-ln Ivory Bleached .
(tO-in German Damask .
Ci-ln German extra heavy
01-ln German line Damask
70-1 n German lino Damask
H2-ln. Bleached Damask -
OS-in " " -
70-in " " ....
72-ln " " ....
72-ln " " ....
. 1.50 $1A1
. 2.00 1.50
Napkins from 05c. up to $6.00 doz.
Doylies fronvlOe. up to 42.50 doz.
Ladies' Fast Black Hose; Ilerms
dorf dye; double solo and blgb-spllced
heel; Bpratleys1 price, 60c; our price,
Ladies' Tan and Balbriggan Hose,
best Maco cotton yarn, spliced heel
and toe; Spralleys" price, 39c; our
Ladles' Hose, Block Hcrmsdorf dye;
hest two-thread cotton; extra spliced
heel and double sole; Spralleys' price,
39c; our prioe, 25c.
Ladles' Superior Lisle Thrond drop
stitched Hose, the famous Onyx brand;
Spratloys' price, 50c; our price, 39c
Ladies' best 50-gauge superior lisle
black Hose, doublo sole, nnd blgh
spliccd heel and toos; Spratloys' price,
50c.; our price, 39c.
Boys' Hose, fast black rib, guaran?
teed stainless; double sole; Spratloys'
price, 10c; our price, 7c. pair.
Children's fine ribbed Hose, spliced
kneee, double sole und hlgh-spllced
heel; Bpratleys* price, 25c; our price,
Ladles' Silk Hose, in all evenlntr
shades, a beautiful quality of silk;
Bpratleys' price, Sl.00; our price, 69c.
Ladles' Black Lace Hose, double solo
and hlgh-spllcod heel; Sprntleys" price,
$1.50; our price, $1.19.
Ladles' fine. Tartan plaids; the very
newest paterns, best lisle thread; sold
by Spratloys for 98c; our price, C9c.
Ladies' Black Spun Silk drop stltcb
Hose; very best grade; sold by Sprat
lcvs for $2.50; our price, $1.08.
Ladies' Blftck Spun Silk plain Hose,
doublo sole and high-spliced heel, lace
effect; sold by Bpratleys for $2.9S; our
Handsome Mourning Veils, with rich
Spratley's price, $3.9S; our price, $3.00.
Spratley's price, $1.50; our price, $3.75.
Spratley's price. $5.00; our price. $3.98.
Spratley's price, $'i.O0; our price, $1.75.
Spratley's price, $7.50: our price. $6.60.
Monday Is the time appointed for you
to vlsll our Furnishing Department.
Wo have prepared for your coming,
and will show you somo of th? great?
est money saving values you have ever
seen. Below are only a few or ttio
MEN'S UNDERWEAR.? Genuine
Wool Fleeced Shirts, twenty-two gar?
ments (22) In all. Most of them size
40?every oho of tho dollnr kind. Mon?
day's price, 50c. each.
Another lot of Fleeced Lined Shirts,
color blue; almost every size; the lifty
cent kind. Monday's price, 39c. each
or two for 75c.
Men's Royal Ribbed Shirts nnd
Drawers, in bluo and gold; 75 per cent,
wool; a good dollar garment; slight
imperfections, with tl*. price nearly
one-hnlf, 59c each.
Men's genuine All Wool Scarlet
Shirts, doublo back and front: one dol?
lar is our regular price. Mondav Is
your lnst chance to buy them in 89e.
MEN'S HALF H?BE.?Men's All
Wool Gray Half Hose?25c. Is cheap
for them; Monday's price, 20c. per pair.
Special Men's Black Imported Half
Hose, doublo solo and heels extra
weight and quality usunllv sold 3 pnlrs
for $1.00. To make Hosiery selling
brisk on Monday, you can buy them at
$2.75 per dozen, or 25c. per pair.
Working Shirts for Working Men?
tha t'8 the kind %vo sell. Monday you
can buy all 39c. Shirts for 25e. a piece.
Our 60c. Shirts In extra heavy madras,
39c. each?all sizes.
MEN'S GLOVES.?We carry men's
Gloves from tho very finest kids to the
heaviest working Gloves; prices from
15c. up to $1.50.
One of our Kid Glovo "Specials:"
Men's slightly soiled I'errln's Qlavcs,
$1.50 value, 75c. a pair.
P. D. Corsets, No. 07; the kind Sprat?
ley sold for $3.50; our price. $2.39.
P. D. Corsets, No 101; tho best grade;
Spralleys' price, $3.75: our price, $2.39.
P. D. Corsets, No. 630; the grade
Spratley sold for $1.75; our price, $1.39
r. D. Corsets. No. 1007! the grade
Spratley sohl for $1.60; our price, $1.39.
P. D. Corsets No. 329; Iho kind Sprat
Icy sold for $2.50; our price, SI.75.
P. 1>. Corsets No. 170; the kind Sprat
try sold for $2.110; our price. $1.75.
Her Majesty Corset; Spralleys' price,
3.75: our pi lee, $2.39.
.1. B. Corsets No. 31; sold by Sprat?
ley for $1.75: our price, $1.89,
J. H. Corsets No. 70; Bold by Spratley
'or 75c; our price, 65c.
C. P. Corsets No. 263; sold by Sprat
Icy for $2.50; our price, $1.75.
Dr. Warner's Conditio corsets: sold
by Sprntleys lit $1.00; our price, 79c.
Vigilant; sold by Sprutloys at CCc;
in- price. 33c
Spratleys* Kid Gloves.
"Jouvin," Bloetiiipio quality, pique
stitched; 2 clasps; the newest embroid?
ery; every finger gusscttcd. Those
Gloves In Tans, Reds and Modes;
Spratloys' price. $1.75; our price, $1.50.
Cenlcmcrl Kid Qloves, in black only;
Bpratleys1 price, $1.35; our price, $1.19
Centemorljvtho best grade; Spralleys'
price, $1.75; our price, $1.59.
''Jouvin. it tine black French Kid;
Spralleys' price, $1.75; our price, $1.59.
"La. Rome," Very best grade of
FretiCh Kid In Cream with Green, Pur?
ple and Tan embroidery: Spratloys!
price, $1.50; our price, $1.19.
Werthetmor's famous clasp pique
Glovo In lied ami Blue; Spratley's
price, $2.00; our price, $1.59.
J. Roeckles' wonderful Gloves in
Reds, Tans. Blacks, Browns, Grays
nnd Modes: two clasps and gussotted
thumbs; Spralleys' price. $1.60; our
All Evening Gloves, In 12, 10, 20, and
24-Button lengths, have been marked
down to our low prices.
Hnndrome Embroidered Chiffons, In
every conceivable color and Shade.
Spratley's Bous, as you well know al?
ready, curried an exquisite selection
of tho choicest the markets offered.
We place them on sale at our greatly
Spratley's price, $1.60; OUr |irl03 $1.25.
Spratley's price, $1.75; our price] $1.50,
Spratley's price, $2.00; our price, $|.<J9,
Spratley's price, $2.60; our price, $2.00.
Spralhy's price. $;t.i?l; our price, $2.25.
Advertised at our low prices
several days ago have
brought forth great crowds,
who were amply repaid for
their visit to this counter.
The large quantities then of?
fered, together with several
new lots since added justify
us in claiming this to be the
most favorable occasion in
the year tor Lace and Em?
All we ask is that you be
on hand early, before this
magnificent collection of
dainty and exquisite patterns
have been picked over.
Blankets and Comforts.
Large size nil Wool Blnhkcts, special
11-1 Blanket In pink and light bluo
borders, considered cheap at $t.C0; our
11- l lilanlccls, nil wool, would bo
cheap at $5.00; weight, 5 lbs. 8 02.; our
12- 1 Extra large size Blanket, made
exclusively for us; weight o lbs., 12 or..-.
pink, red and light blue borders; a
bargain at $0.00; our price, $I.MI.
ll-l Uoldon Gate Blanket! Spratley's
price, J9.9S; our price, $0.9S.
13- 1 Golden Gale Ulnhketi Spratley's
price, $12.50; our price, fs.iw.
13-4 California Blanket: Spratley's
price, $15.00; our price, $S.9S.
Comforts at 75c, $1.00, $1.25, $1.59 and
Sateen Down Comforts; Spratley's
price. fCGOj our price, $1.98.
Sateen Down Comforts: Spratley's
price, $0.50; our price, $5.09.
, Sateen Down Comforts; Spratley's
price. $8.50; our price, $7.29.
Down Silk Comforts; Spratley's prlco
$12.00; our price, $7.50.
QQ NORFOLK'S BUSY STORE.
-_t. Purchasers of the Spratley Bros.' Stock.
Molna Silk Inside Belting; Spratloys'
price, 20c; our price, 10c. yard.
5-ynrd Bunches N. V. 11. Skirt Bind?
ing; Sprntleys' price, 39c; our price,
Black Pins; Spralleys' price, 5c. box;
our price, 2 boxes for 6c.
5-ynrd bunches colored Skirt binding;
Sprntleys' price, 10c; our price, 6e.
Rlxby'S Shoe Polish, 5c. bottle.
Brown's Tan s'ioe polish, 3c. box.
Violet water. 10c. bottle.
Scissors, all sizes. Mc. pair, irood
Safely Bins, 2c. dozen.
l'uro whlto Cocoa Castile Soap, 3o.
Turkish Bath Bonp, 17e. dozen.
A very BCleot line of fcalher-slltch
braid, 6c bunch.
We are shewing the handsomest lino
of jeweled girdles from 25c. to $1.89.
E.' iiinine them.
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OUTLOOK OF BASEBALL
Many Changes Have Made Guessing on the
SEVERAL TEAMS ARE STRENGTHENED
?Vn?lilMgtpii Will l'.c Stranger at the
Unt 'Ulan I<n*l Your?Doyle n Uooil
Acquisition? Boston mid Hntll?
more Have Nome <?oo<l Men anil
Will Set a Lively I'nre.
With Wie advent of February comes
ifihe yearly conn men t and speculation
over it'lie baseball cuimpa:ign Thn-t glirn
aners on >the horizon of tlie sports. Vis
dons Knf renewed 'triumphs are shim?
mering In ?the 'fancy of the champions
and those members of 'the it earns that
finished tho season among Wie honor?
able meiYtiionSi such as Buck Kwing's
Kcd3 and SKSroippy's^ Giants. Hope is
?binbbllng, alter 'the fashion of tho eter?
nal well spring, in 'the breasts k>f 'those
athletes of the 'baseball heather whose
?light shone rio brighter than a 'tallow
dip. TOie Colonels, Der Cherman Pand
of Discords of the <Mound OHy. and
your : Unoie's refractory Colts of the
W'indy City, are in 'this )>?:dimmed gal?
axy at the neither end of the oham
T!hb time is now ripe .for coivtrnet
signing, gymnasium exercise, und pre
para.tk)ns for the annual moivlh of pre
lhnlhtary tnaimihg. The pickers of -win?
ners are prospecting 'their brains for
the pennamt victors of '08, though they
will heartily concur with these senti?
ments, expressed by Karl Wagner at
the November meeting of the Deague:
"If you want itp pick a winner for next
season, Just cast the dice. It will be a
d'Atd rank gaimible 'to speculate on the
race for next season. The double
iKiil'lre system, -the four-trip schedule,
and the big deals ?made by Cincinnati,
Baltimore, Philadelphia, -PJbtsburg, and
Washington are 'the causes of -the
vn-','u?' uncertaln>Uca of n*xt season,
?which will bring 'to baseball the ni?\st
uncertain year, in regaid to the placing
of it'll:' -clubs, of any season 'in the
chronicles of the game."
FEW CHANCES IN THE BOSTON
Mr. Wagner has no corner or monop?
oly on this opinion, for oven Ed HottiOn
nnd Frank Kelee, tho directors of what
were the foremost cluhs in the League,
?ro -in ahn gu. sslng bee along with
Mr. AVagner and scores of baseball
cfi'iics and piimj bets. The futture of
?tiho Bfianea?ters is of dmrse viewed
(through a rosy pa'ir of spectacles ?by
Manager s lee, his players, and Hie
ltoston faithful.. Mr. Seleo soys there
will be fewer changes In the ranks of
the champions Utah in any previous
year. '"Dot well 'enough -ahmet, and
whait was don" last season 05 well
done," is tho axiom of the Boston
manager. The changes in the Boston
troupe nre^almosl wholly eonllned 'to
tho ?pitcher's rubber. Willis, llickmati.
Pittinger, and Mills aro the yearlings
from the minor leagues who will make
?their dehu* in the center of the Boston
dlainbnd .nex-t season. Pit tin per was
purchased from Hie Brockton 4 er in of
the Now England Dengue, and Illck
ntftll was bought during the last play?
ing season from the New Castle itoa'ni of
'the In'tor-State League. Forty victor?
ies ?out of forty-five pitched was Pit
ttlngor's record last year, though ?the
number of loses and wins -In . nrinor
jeagu.es are .scarcely >to be taken as the
gauge of the comers from 'the subor?
dinate organizations. On tonn, how?
ever, Pi'ttlnger looks 'tho best pitcher
of 'the new material garnere-d by Ke
1 e. The in and ottt field of ithe Uean
enters will 'be identically .the same as
last season, though Kelster, a utility
player of promise, will be Bobby Allen's
successor as an extra. Infield player.
-That the B'ainaters were Ute favor
lies of fon'.une last season none can
deny, not even the most rathld of Boston
partisans. Any learn itha>t finishes
ahead of eleven other teams must be
favored by blind fortune, and any t- am
thait wins game nfter game In ' :c eighth
or ninth Innings by sonsatlor .1 rallies
nit the bat are basking in /ort-une'e
smiles indeed! And so It was 'with Bos?
ton. In order 'to win another pennant
the Beanfa'tcrfl mtist be backed by well
nigh as large a tribute of luck as was
her portion last year. ?
BALTIMORE WILL SET THE PACE.
The sl'tuaKtJli in Ha-Miiwore Is largely
lexpenlmiental. 'n the deal he made
w',,h Washington, Mr. Hahlon shifted
one side of his Infield?-Doyle and
it list?to Washington. The infield Is
?the keystone to the slluair u In bul'd
ing up a ball ?'.cam. It cost Uncle Ali?
son $20,000 In exp.M-.imcnt.s befor ho
develop d a. r? <y.-i-iable sec ihd 'base?
man, 'WltHe Earl Wagner frittered
away the same amonift b. f re stum?
bling across De Mottlrevillc. In De
Montrevlllo and McGanu. llanlon has- I
a new intle'd ?n the- right ride of the
dldithondf and whether this half of his
Inner circle goes to him ready
made, remains to 'be seen. If the
four-year run of good 'luck favors Han
ion another season he will have another
team "that will cut out 'the pace, with
tprt or eleven clubs following 'in a 'hope?
less wake, llanlon hi-mself admits thai;
his team for next season Is to be very
much in the nature <vf an experiment.
Buck Ewing. by judicious trading and
purchasing, will give 4*0 Cincinnati the
strongc-st 'team that has represented the
Queen City Under ''he Ewing regime.
The deail at the League meeting, by
which Htvwley nnd Smi'th were traded
for a. pitcher, 'a ?bunch of uncertain
quantities, and a passe catcher, was
'the most telling business stroke that
Buck has accomplished in the whole of
bis brilliant career. The outfield of the
Beds was ?s'tiviig'l.lieivd in hitting and
fielding, nnd 'the pitcher's rubber Is
re-enforced by a speedy, strong armed
every-other-day pitcher. In fact, t'hv
Cincinnati Beds Pot nest season look
quite as formidable as a.ny team in tho
major ?league. AVith a brainy backstop
?to coach him, Haw ley ought to win .60ft
per cent, of his ganncs for'the- Beds next
NRW STRENGTH FOB THE CHANTS.
O. P. Tebeau. the Spldor .manager,
was handicapped la.st year by 'the ab?
sence of Ctippy, his best winning pitch?
er. But even if Cuppy -were In the
game during 'the eivt.ro season 11 is
doubtful if the Tebeau clan Would have
finished to itlhc fore of the Buck Ewing
Beds. Tii" T *>oau Indians are, n-s a
team, po thirouglily seasoned that they
are skating around tiie borders of ob?
livion in so far as the major league is
concerned. The veterans of itihe Te?
beau lea>in have played their best ball,
and tt looks as If they would have to
rest. coivtemt wt!h the honors of the
past, and remain satisfied with a mod?
est position in 'the next championship
Scrappy Joyce's Giants of last season
recaB the chaimpohertrip Detroits of the
eighties, for tho Giants batted their
way 'to a lofty ?jrsitlon, aided by the
superb pitching of Huste, Meekln and
Seymour. The backstop department of
the Giants has been slightly Improved
by the acquisition of Mike Grady, an I
Hartman :\<: 'third 'base cannot, by the
hn>rd;"i: effort, take backwater from
Captain Scrappy as a floldor. If Rusie,
Meekln, and Seymour can repeat their
brilliant peril -nuances on lhc- rubber
next season, and are given the support
at the hfl?! that was extended them by
Sdropipy's ?Htggefs or uis?t year, ?the
Giants a:-:- bound to finish wo-11 to the
fore of the first division again this
year. , ,
GOOD (MEN FOB WASHINGTON.
Washington's changes In the infield
?gives 'to it'he Wagnerian aggregraitUm
?the best hit ting, fielding and base-run?
ning first lms"m;m In the major league,
while De MohtreVllle's successor at
second equals any second baseman and
Tar excels the innjority as a fielder.
Take trim for all in all, DoyJe is nothing
?if hot a winner. He *t was who, In "the
dark days of defeat, broke d' iwii Wie
barrier by which the Orioles surged -to
victory. No situation in a game of ball,
no matter how critical, can be too close
tor Doyle. "They can never make It
too close for Jack. He can win pannes
Single ihanded wind atone. 1 wish 1
could keep him, bin! >'A isn't my good
fortune." was Ed Hamlon's r'nvark >to
Earl Wagner when 'the triangular deal
was perfected In Baltimore last Decem
ibe. Doyle domes to Washington with
no axes to grind, though he had a few
of tiles'! Instruments dangling from tils
loins when 'he was easi wvth the Giants
and Orioles. In InfleJder AVagner, Out?
fielder McHaile, nnd Backstop Snyder
?the Senators should be strengthened
at the 'bat, as tills 'trio hatted over the
.300 mark In 'the Eastern Doaguo. Dlx
?Mi, from Providene-o, hi-t .290 last year,
and was the most reliable backstop in
?tho Powers league. Of tho new crop of
pitchers, Dino;n, 'from Toronto, will
surely prove hmself capable to stia
ttnin the gait In the major league, unless
Anthur Irwin and Ti hi Burns are off
in their prophesies. The Senators are
a first division team individually and
Billy Barrio's Brooklyn learn looks
no stronger than last season. President
Mnmager Wat Wins. If he sustains his
reputation as a. fa.r-s/olng manager,
will land Finishing in ithe first divis?
ion. 'Pein Burns' first season in Chica?
go will bo viewed with no little- cu?
riosity by Tom's freinds and 'admirers,
though it cannot be expected that he Is
capable of such a miracle as the build?
ing up a'leam of pemnat winners in one
seas' n. if Burns, however, can control
tho refractory element among the
Colts he ought to lanel Chicago in the
first division. 8tailings' Philadelphia
1 gion of players?about forty In the
bunch?ttih-e fit. Louis Browns, ami the
O rtbneis are the most hopeless looking
a'rgre-ra.'.iiems In 'the major league,
though the unexpected may happen In
the case of l'hl'.a I lphln and Louisville,
as bath have Within their folds several
youngsters who look fast.
We are anxious to do a little good In
this world and can think of no plcas
anier or better way to do it than by
recommending One Minute Cough Cure
as a preventive of pneumonia, con?
sumption and other oeriou.s lung trou?
bles that follow neglected colds. J, M,
Trotter, Norfolk; B. L. Walker, Bramt
bleton; Trultt & Smith, Berkley.
Pen Picture of Hie Moat Dismal Town
(Fii.tn the Baltimore American.)
Whnt ft motley throng you meet on
the streets, till bound for the new 101
Dorado, writes a Skaguay correspon?
dent. Bank clerks, lawyers, doctors,
farmers, loggers, wealthy men's sons,
grub- staked tenderfeet, gamblers,
sure-thing men nnd people who know
it all. It seems to me that many of
these men. who are unused to frontier
life, lose all control of themselves when
they strike tt hot town. They plunge
into the mad whirl of chnnce and dis?
sipation like wild men. Well, it/ is all
a lottery, they say?that is, their fu
j turo is. Many of these men. are re?
turning to their friends with a fairy
story of having lost their outtlls, or
met disaster In the "Sheep Camp
flood." They simply ran against some
sure-'thlng graft, and went down the
line. Fortumitely, they never reached'
Daw-son, as they would do the same
thing there and become d burden on
the community. They are not miners,
and what any one can be thinking
when ho senda these tenderfeet into
the country, 1 don't know. Any man
who came up here, equipped like many
men, with outfits, horses and coin, and
returned to their homes, (should re?
main away in the spring, us they will
accomplish nothing In the Yukon, nnd
it will be tho same old story?"damn
The reckless spending of coin is seen
on all sides, gambling is running open,
everything goes. To a tenderfoot who
enters one of these gambling houses il
seems like a revelation. The polished
air of the proprietor, as he gives you
the glad hand, especially when he finds
you have a fat sack, staked as a rule
by some unfortunates on the outside,
or if you have just returned from a $15
per day packing trip. The rattling of
chips, the clinking of glasses, the
mirth of the winners, the oaths of the
losers, the Ibra sen effrontery of the
dancing girl?, as they advance nnd re?
quest you to dance, the sllck-wlttod
dealers around the various bibles, the
suave smile of tlie 'bar boy as he asks
your pleasure of 25 cents per drink,
the brassy found of a kettle-llkc piano,
the coarse notes of a squeaky violin
and the distant echo of popular song
from the ?tage, beyond, nnd la si. but
hot least, some friend leading an
inebriated grub-staked tend*???-?i, in
Iiis tent, nre the nightly scenes of these,
places of Iniquity.
To the credit of the town, with a pop?
ulation of 4,000, there has been little or
no crime. There has been one .murder
and suicide; a carpenter in a crazy raga
shot a woman nnd then killed him?
self. Every thing has been quiet and
?OTCrcnly, and the ?enHOIlrOnal stories
published about lynching and crime
are utterly unfounded, and originated
in tho minds of the many unrcilnble
men who are writing tho country up
from the decks of steamboats In the
oiling, and publish every thins lh< y
hear. There are a nuuvber of Stores,
restaurants, saloons, In fact, all busi?
ness Is well represented. Two wharves
are in course of construction, which
will involve an Investment of $75.000
at the least calculation; a saw mill is
In operation; thousands of dollars have
been invested In houses, clearing lots
and streets. There are now about 400
dwelling and business places, many nt
th m good, sound 'buildings, but the
majority there shacks, simply thrown
together, and it ts g'od that the cold
weather is not long nor severe. With
the capital being Invested In the town
and surroundings, nnd the entire popu?
lation d pending on the trnil of ithe
Yukon, It seems strange that this wagon
road hasn't been pushed 'before, tout
now U is an aibsolute necessity, or
Skaguay will be a dead letter. The
merchants are preparing for the winter
and spring rush, and everything per?
taining to the wants of the Yukon can
be obtained here.
Tluro -are several factions In the
town, which is nn Injury to all, as they
are simply working against one another
to the detriment of the town, and the
traveling public, ith&mselves and the
There is one thing certain, that a
person contemplating the Yukon trip
should ?come to Skaguay and choose
either river and ice route in February
or March, or over the Dyea or Skaguay.
Dyed river is only three .miles around
the north of the point of Skaguay, and
one can choose either route here, and
both will top passable March 1st by
sleigh. A person contemplating the
trip cannot be too well supplied with
an on tilt and \?ash, as personal ob?
servation this fall would thoroughly In?
Free of Charge to SuiTerers.
Cut this out ?nd take It to your drug
giol and get a. sample Dottle free of Dr.
King's New Discovery, for Consump?
tion, Coughs and Colds. They do not
ask yon to buy before trying. This will
show you the great merits of this truly
wonderful remedy, and show you 'what
can be accomplished by the regular size
bottle. This Is no experiment, and would
tat variably euro. Ma ny of t he bes t phy?
sicians are now using It In their practica
with great results, and are relying on It
in-most severe cases. It Is guaranteed.
Trial bottle free at Burrow, Martin Sc
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Regular slue 60 cents and UM.