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NEW SILK WAISTS.
Grand showing of Silk
Waists. Our Waists are made
by the most expert workmen,
and therefore are perfect in
every detail. We show some?
thing new every day. Novel?
ties that are picked up as rap?
idly as; introduced. You will
see styles here not obtainable
Black Surah and China Silk Waist, $2.75.
Jao Plaid Silk Waists, all colors, $3.50.
New Changeable Taffeta Waists at S4.25.
Black Satin and Changeable Waists at $5.00. ' |
New Evening Shades in Waists, corn, light blue and white;
these exqmsit; orice, ?6.50.
Handsome Black Taffeta Silk Waists, tucked in front and
back, at ?2.25, ?6.65 and $7.50.
Torquoise Silk Waist. "Bayadere" effect, tucked all around;
front and back, price, $7.50.
Large Plaid Taffeta Silk Waists, latest fad, beautifully made,
S?lk Underskirts, exclusive, dainty effects in handsome petti?
coats, designed and made for Miller, Rhoads & Co.'s oatrons,
endless variety of swell conceits made in conformity with fash?
ions latest requirements.
Black Taffeta at 55.00 and $7.50; Black Striped Taffeta at
$6.25; Plaid Taffeta, $9.50 and ?J 1.50; Lavender, $9.50.
^ OUR NEW SPRING GOODS. ?
EVERY DAY ADDS NEW BEAUTY AND ELEGANCE TO OUR
ALREADY SURPASSINGLY BEAUTIFUL SHOWING OF
^ A NEW SILKS AND DRESS GOODS. ^ #
A SPLENDID ASSEMBLAGE OF ALL THAT IS CHOICE AND
DESIRABLE. THE WONDERFUL VALUES WHICH WE'VE BEEN OF?
FERING FOR SEVERAL WEEKS PAST, HAVE ATTRACTED THE AT?
TENTION OF BUYERS FAR AND NEAR, AND JUSTLY SO, TOO.
NO OTHER SALE HERE OR ELSEWHERE OFFERS SO MANY, NOR
SO GREAT BARGAINS IN ALL KINDS OF DRY GOODS. A FACT
MORE AND MORE" RECOGNIZED EACH WEEK. JUDGING FROM THE
CROWDS OF PURCHARERS ATTENDING EVERY DAY, AND PLEAS?
ED REMARKS HEARD ON EVERY SIDE. ^ ^ ji & ?*
"Bayadere" Suits, the new?
est and most popular Suit of
the season, the season's craze,
the product of our famous mak?
ers are, as usual, a little pret?
tier, a little better, a little more
to your liking than any you
find in other shops. No trou?
ble or expense has been spared
to give you the very best garments it is possi?
ble to make, and in a wide range of values.
Blue and Green Cloth Suits, beauties, at $5.98.
Brown Serge Suits, all woof, $7.98.
The best collection of oopular priced Suits in Plain Black,
Navy Blue, Cadet and Mixed Cloths all $10.00.
A beauty is our tight-fitting in colors, satin lined jacket, orice
"Pompadour" Serge Suits in Brown, Blue, Black and Green,
jacket rilk lined, at $16.50 and $19.00.
Black and Navy "Bayadiere" Suits, jacket silk lined, and
eight rows of tucks on skirt, price, $18.50.
All wool Black Serge Suits, silk lined throughout, at the low
Heavily braided Blouse Eton Suits, blou:e silk lined, skirt
braided, price $25.00.
Brown Mixed Pompadour Serge Suits, silk lined throughout,
Spring Dress Goods.
Fashionable Spring Dress Gooils from
the leading French, German, English
ami domestic manufacturers. All the
latest weaves. In plain and novelty com?
binations, which arc tho trlumrdi of
weavers' skill, from tho Intricate bay?
adere Crepona to tho plain Serges and
We Invite you to Inspect our stock
of Dress Goods before making your se?
lections, as wo aro conlldent wo arc
showing the largest and most complete
slocks in the city.
Handsome Broad Cloths will be much
used this season. Wo have all the
wanted rolorlnns In the new blues, new
greens and olives, slates, tans, rich
browns and garnets, navy blues, greys,
and blacks?all In the three qualities,
$1.25 11.00 and 75c.
We are showing the same range of
colorings In a beautiful Habit Cloth,
that has^a broad cloth finish, price, 50c.
44- lllCtl Plain Colored Armuro Suit?
ings, In all the new shades?new blues,
reccda, grey ami cadet; price. 9Sc.
B-lnch Two Toned Whip Cords, In
tho new- color combinations, a plain
color with a sheen of brightness that
gives added beauty?5 color combina?
-IS-lnch Plain Whip Cords and a full
assortment of colors, 9Sc
45- Inch Silk and Wool Poplins, one of
the season's favorites, $1.00 and $1.25.
46-lnctl fine Yigoreaux Suiting, in all
their fre>sh beauty, 75c.
38-Inch Plain ? All Wool Vlgorcaux
Suitlnjis, all colors, 50c.
?is-lnch All Wool Cheviot Serges, In
colors and black, especially adapted for
tailor made suits, very cheap at 75c.
40-Inch Novelty SultinRS, In neat pin
stripo effects covert mixtures, checks
and numerous fancy weaves, JiOc.
i 38-inch Novelty Su'.lings. In the new?
est spring color combinations, stripes,
check? and mixtures?the kind you us?
ually pay 50e. for, arc hero for 39c.
88-lncll Novelty Suitings, In a largo
Variety of styles, making the choicest
selection ever shown, 2r>c.
30-inch All Wool Cloths and Series,
all co.ors, for 26c. yard.
Black Dress Goods.
46-Inch Black Bayodtro Crcponj one
of tho newest weaves, $2.25 a yard.
46-inch handsome Figured Crcpons,
$1X0, il,2S| %\.89, SI.50 and $2.25 yard.
A large assortment of Black Jae
quarcl Figured Suitings, 25c,1, 39c, 50c,
75c. to $1.25 yard.
15-Inch Hlaek Whip Card at tho spe?
cial price of 89c.
Black Silk Warp Henriettas, in good
blacks. 79c, OSc. $1.19 and $1.50.
New Spring Hosiery.
Lddlcs' Fancy Poor Top Hose, new
novelties, all color tops, 25c.
Ladies' lack Hose, printed with dots
and stripes In white, at 2".c
Ladies' Superior Lisle Thread Hoot
Top Hose, beautiful tops, best two
thread lisle, regular 50o. goods for 33c.
Ladies' Llslo Thread Hose, with lace
boot?somethine: very new, 59c. pair.
Ladies' All Lace Black Hose, splic?
ed Heel and Toe, at 75c.
Ladles' ROman Stripo Lisle Thread
Hose, with Richelieu ribs?very hand?
some patterns, 75c. ^
Ladles' Black and White Stripe If ose,
a very swell hose for evening use, best
superior llslo thread, 89c.
Ladies' Black Lisle Thread Lace
Heise, embroidered in all colors, !>Sc.
Ladies' Black Silk Plaited Hose, with
cluster ribs. This Is extremely new?
Ladles' Black Crepon Lisle Thread
Hose?an English hose and very swell,
Ladies' Plain Black All Silk Hose,
a beautiful quality of spun silk, J1.S9.
Ladies' Black Rlchel.OU Rib Spun
Silk Hose. With French foot. $2.50.
Block Applique Inserting, 6 Inches
wide, beautiful patterns, $1.00 yard.
Black Applique Trimming?very new
?tho new leaf dcslrigs, at $1.50 yard.
Beautiful Geranium Leaf Applique
Trimming, $3.95 yard.
Fancy Leaf Edge Braids, in all the
new Rhades, at 19c, and 25c.
Black Silk and Mohair Tubular
Braids, In all grades and widths, from
3c. yard Up to 19c. yard.
Black Silk Hercules, plain and fan?
cy edge, Sc., 10c. and 12'^e.
New Braided Sets. Jet Sets, Beaded
Fronts, Iridescent Fronts and Jet Col?
lars, see these lyforo buying else?
Mohair Loops, with three rows of
braid and fancy side piece, 29c, each.
Fancy Corded Loops, with three
rows of beads, largo olive and three
tassels, 75c. each.
Fancy Loops, With two rows of silk
beads and oi)c row of beaded inserting,
line, large tassels, $H00.
Applique Fronts; beautiful designs,
In black and cream. 60c., 75c. and $1.25.
Elegant Beaded Bolero Fronts, wlrh
chiffon back, entirely new tilts spring,
Jet Blouse, with four rows of hand?
some wide Jet and fancy top ptoco,
Fancy Braided Blouse, the very new?
est pattern. 13.25.
Beautiful Irldoscent Fronts, beaded
on grenadine, fancy bow knot top.''.
These are now tnis season and come In
al colors, $3.95.
? Fancy Jet Fronts, with piece for s'do
of waist, the new shape, $2.39.
Braided Waists to be worn over coi?
ned Waists', $2.19 and $1.59.
New Pearl Fronts ami Loops, in all
grades, 98c. to $2.25.
Pearl Trimmings, in all widths and
prices, 19c. to $1.75,
Plain Taffota Silks In a largo range
of colors, turquoise, cerise, maize, p'.nk.
lieht blue, navy blue, new greens, caiiet,
cardinal, lavender, heliotrope, etc., 75c\
Changeable Taffeta Kllks, oppoles
COlil beauties, In all llu; various hues
of the rainbow, G9c, and 75c.
Brocade Taffeta Silks, in evening
Check and Stripe Taffeta Silks, In
new combinations?many beautiful ef?
New Printed Foulards and Jap Silks,
In all their soft Oriental beauty, In the.
new shadow designs and staple stripes
and tlots, 75c.
Choice Striped and Chocked Kalkat
Wash Kllks. 35c. yard.
Plaidt Brocade Satins, Crr.s Grain
and India Silks. In tho very choicest de?
signs, 59c, 09c, 75c, $1.00, $1.25.
Moire Velours, In great variety, 75c,
$1.00 and $1.25.
ltayadi ro Molro Velour?ono of the
new Silks, $1.25.
New Toilet Soaps.
Our Toilet Department Is beyontt
question tho most complete In the city.
Over one hundred distinct kinds of bath
und toilet soaps tiro shown. A visit to
ibis department will convince you that
wo can save you monoy^
Olive Glycerine Soap, three largo
cakes. In a box, for 10c. a box.
Japan Lily Toilet Soap, 3 cakes in a
Honeymoon Soap, box of thrco largo
Colonial Dame Toilet Soap, a very
choice soap, two caked In a box, 15c.?
usually sold for 25c.
Vlolol, Heliotrope. Alplno Hcsu and
Jockey Ciuu Boap, put 3 cakes in a very
handsome box for 25c.
Bouquet of Violets Soap?a very
highly perfumed soap?25c. cake, or C5c.
box of 3 cakes.
Rogers & Gallet's Violet Soap, 25c.
Cashmere Bouquet Soap, 15c. and 25c.
Pears' Scented Soap, 15c. cake.
Pears' Unscented Soap, 12'/jc. cake
Packer's Tar Soap, 15c. cako.
4711 White Roso Glycorino Soap, 15o.
Guest Room Soap, 12V&0. cake.
Woodbury's Facial Soap, 17o. cake?
ITantago, Queen of Beauty toilet
soaps, recommended by Dr. Flower, of
Boston, 25c. cake.
NEW WHITE GOODS. _
Our White Goods Department is replete
with all the new and desirable materials of
foreign and domestic manufacture.
Checked and Plaid Muslins, 5c yd.
Striped and Plaid Muslins, all sizes, 8c yd.
Satin Plaids and Stripes, 10c, \2)'zc, J5c.
Checked and Slrned Dimities, 8c, 12,*<c, J5c, 20c, 25c, and
40-in. English Nainsook, I2\<c.
36-in. Long Cloths, 10c and 12'j'c.
We are showing everything in Piques, which promise to be
so much wcro this season.
Fine Corded White Pique, 10c and I2}<c.
Fine and heavy Corded Pique, 15c.
Fine and extra heavy Pique, 20c.
Fine extra heavy and figured Pique, 25c.
Extra heavy Corded Pique, with satin figure, 35c.
Red and blue striped white Pioue, 37/^c.
REMNANT SALE OF SILK AND DRESS GOODS
Not Remnants in the ordinary acceptance of the word, but last lengths of high
class black and colored Dress Goods and Silks that were gems of Spratley Brothers'
stock, such as never seen at a remnant sale, all marshalled out at beggarly prices to
Monday's host of shrewd Dress Goods and Silk Shoppers. No matter what you
may come looking for, you'll find the very lengths of your fancy waist skirt, dress,
petticoat, and children's dress lengths.
S MILLER, RHOADS & GO. ^
NEW WASH GOODS.
The demand has begun for these dainty,
exquisite fabrfes?justly popular because of
their beauty and inexpensiveness.
Imported French Organdies, famed for their sheer cloth and
pretty designs buds, sprays, plaids and Dresden elfects?this sea?
son's newest colorings; 35c and 25c yd.
ScoLh Zephyr Ginghams and Madras in beautiful stripes,
checks and olaids, 25c yd.
Fine Zephyr Ginghams, 32 inches wide, J5c yd.
Fine Dress Ginghams that are close rivals to the finest im?
ported, 10c yd.
One lot line Dress Ginghams, 10c quality, 5c.
Fine Lappet Organdies in plaids, strices and floral designs,
French Organdie Brode, one of the newest novelty weaves,
orinled in dainty designs, 20c.
Piaid Organdies in beautiful cluster designs, 12/jc.
Yard wide Percales, sold elsewhere at JOc, here
<F o " o~ o " "O o o "o""to'""or*
NEWS THAT IS STRANGE
Reports of Many Odd Happenings from Far
hELICS OF THE ILL-FATED ELBE
A Messnare from iiio fcen-l.iierniiy
Kwnllnwed Iii? tlwh n'oi'iU-A
DeiHl (*nI iSouoreii?llio Men Ker?
pen I Appears Again?How u I'hysi
cinu Kocnvereil III? Wlicol.
A reminder of (ho loss of the North
Gorman Lloyd Steamer Kibe, which
was run down- and sunk In the North
Sea on the night of January 30. 18!)5,
has been found on the coast of the De?
partment of Calvados, In Northern
Prance, snyvt a Paris dispatch to the
Nt>W York Sun.
A deep sea trawler which was work?
ing In. the channel off that coast
'brought up In a dredge a bottle con
-tninlng a card, upon which there was
writing, which was, -however, so
blurred by water that had leaked Into
the bottle that the finders could not
read It, The card was sent here and
the writing wos-deciphered. The lu?r
script ion was InBGermnn. It read:
"My Darling Fiance Mlna: "I shall
never see you again unless in another
?|world.' I beg tili? finder of this to aend
It to Mina Frankel, Huehaufederseo,
Wur tern burg."
On the other side of the card was
primed t'he name "Hernard Rahis
parge," with a commercial address.
The card has been sent to Fraulcin
AGAIN THE SEA SERPENT.
An Old Friend Appears Off the Coast of
The sea serpent is to the front again,
says London Sk^ch, and, as usual,
there is plenty o|i detail which, as
Fooh-Hah would sAy, Is "calculated to
give vori-slmlliaude to an unconvincing
narrative." Early one Monday morn?
ing thi Dart, of 'Dundee, a schooner of
02 tons gross, left Peterhcad on a voy?
age to Aberdeen, when one of the crew
noticed an object which seemed v>'iy
like a Whale. Thinking discretion the
better part of valor, the cap>!aln ran
to the helm and altered the course.
Having done this, he went 'below and
procured a double-barreled gun. which
he discharged at the monster. This was
t'.-.o much for the sea serpent, which
reared itself out of the water to the
height Cvf 50 feet and perceived the
vessel. So surely was this the case
that one of the crew sketched the mon?
ster for the enterprising Edinburgh
livening Dispatch. The monster
was nearly ae thick as a horse,
and his eyes were of spark?
ling green. It had flap-like ears,
and feelers ':.r fins about ten feet from
the head, while about 15 or 20 fee t lower
down the body was another and stronger
set. The animal followed the little
craft for abou't ten m|lcs. and then
disappeared, much to the relief of the
SWADL.OW1.VG HIS WORDS.
The Author's Unpalatable Meal Was
Forced Upon Him.
"While T was a.t Moscow," writes a
traveler, whose words are reproduced
by the Detroit Free Press, "a volume
was published in. favor of the liberty of
the people, in Ulla book :be Iniquit?
ous conduct of the public functionaries,
arid even of the sovereign, were en?
sured severely. The book created great
Indignation, and the offender was at
once taken into custody. After being
tried in a summary way, he was con?
demned to eat his own words. A scaf?
fold was erected in a public square,
the Imperial Provost; the Magistrates
and the physicians of the Czar attend?
ing, the book was separated from the
binding, and the margin cut off. Tile
author was then served, leaf by leaf,
by the I'rovos-t, and was obliged to
swallow this unpalatable stuff on pain
of the knout, more feared in Russia
than death. As soon as the medical
gentlemen were of the opinion that he
had eaten as much as he could wllfi
safety, the transgressor was returned
to prison. This punishment was re?
newed the following day, until, after
several hearty meals, every leaf of the
book was actually swallowed."
irCNOiRlXO A DEAD CAT.
The Feline Body Day Colllned .'n Sol?
T*he most novel Incident that ever oc?
curred here was the funeral of Old
Hill, the fa write old cat of the town,
tuyS a correspondent of the New York
World, writing from College Corner,
Ohio. 'A pretty casket; covered with
black clo.h and lined with blue .sateen.
and having tho usual outside trim?
mings with a large nameplatc, Inscrib?
ed "Old Bill," was m ide, and the old
ivet laid in state in his last n-st. He
was the |>:oper:y of Barkley, Die drug?
gist, and the pet of the entire Inhab?
?At the drug store, where he lay in
state, hundreds of people viewed the re?
mains, and many brought (lowers as a
list token of their friendship. The body
was taken In a carriage by the Imme?
diate friends to a grave in the rear of
'Barkley's residence lot. where It was
burled with more care and solemnity
than many humans receive.
A BTOYOUH COINCIDENCE.
How an English Physician Recovered
Hte ?tolen Wheel.
iAJ remarkable coincidence has just
happened at Portsmouth, England,
which Is thus recorded by the West?
minster Gazette: A local doctor, visit?
ing a colleague at his surgery three
miles off, left his bicycle resting
against the curb outside. When Iks
call was ended, the bicycle was missing,
and he communicated with .the police,
afterward returning home. An hour
or two later a constable on duty In Ihe
neighborhood of this doctor's surgery
saw a cyclist fall from the machine he
was riding, which had skidded on the
tramlines. The man, a young gunner
In the Royal Artillery, was round to be
seriously hurt, und was taken to the
surgery for medical treatment. The
doctor recommended the man's re?
moval to the hospital, his leg being
fractured. As he was being taken away
the doctor looked at the bicycle, n.nd
found that It was his own! The police
aro now Incvcstlgating the affair.
PROOF OF ZOLA'S CHARGES.
i if Zoln has u few more wttncsccs ?ke
Colonel Plcqunrl the rout <if tho world
I will believe that he lias proved his case,
i whatever else the Frenchmen may think.
The colonel yesterday swore that ho had
I compared the handwriting of the incrimi?
nating note with fthe writing of Major
ICsterhossy in the presence, of M. Bcritllon
and Major l'aty du Clam. M. Bertillon
declared that the note was in Fstcrhnzy's
hand and remarked that tho .lews would
"do anything In tho world to procure that
writing." Major Bitty de Clam, however,
Insisted that the note was In the hand of
Dreyfus. In addition to further testimony
about Um writing Colonel Plccpiart told
the court that he had been convinced In
189(1 that Bstcrhusy whs having Improper
correspondence with foreign powers, and
that In his Investigations lie discovered
evidence to warrant the belief a powerful
army otllcor had been guilty of furnishing
documents to another government. Soon
after he made this discovery he was sent
to Tunis. While ho was In Africa idl his
i letters reached him opened. When be was
i called back to Paris In connection with
the trial of Estcrhaxy he was treated as
the real defendant and the court refused
I to listen to his testimony against the ac?
The anti-Semitic party Is so fierce In
Paris thai due weight cannot be given In
the popular mind to such testimony as
this. Dreyfus is a Jew, and therefore his
punishment was proper, regardless of his
Kiillt or Inocencc. The friends of the Im?
plicated army olllcers are stirring up this
hostility und feeding It, too. for their own
protection. Tho farce or tragedy can he
played for a long tlnv>, but It is Inevitable
that there will come a reaction. Dreyfus
may be taken back to Paris In honor and
distinctions may be conferred on him of
I which he Is no more worthy than of the
punishment that ho IS now suffering.
There Is already a large number of in?
telligent and observing Frenchmen who
believe that Zola's accusations are well
founded. There must^be In tho army It?
self men who aro weary of the deception
which it Is charged has been pract.cud
on tho public. They must know that If
DroV'fus can bo railroaded to a desert
island by a secret court martial, without
having any knowledge of the charges
against him till he faces his accusers, a
similar fate may be In store for them. It
Is desirable that the honor of tho army
be. preserved, but there will come a time
when the Frenchmen will begin to ask
Jbemselves whether It Is worth while to
pay so high a price for protecting some?
thing that does not exist. The sacrifice of
innocent men to sane scoundrels does not
commend Itself as a wise procedure.
There Is little probability of the Immediate
Blicess of Zola's appeal for Dreyfus, be?
cause the. whole power of tho army Is
directed against him, a rower that Is
both social and political. It is for this
reason that such testimony as that given
by Colonel Plcquart becomes significant.
Old people who require medicine to
regulate the bowels and kidneys will
find the true remedy in Electric Bit?
ters. This medicine does not stimulate
and contains no whiskey nor other
Intoxicants, but nets as a tonic and
alterative. It acts mildly on the stom?
ach and bowels, adding strength and
glvips tone to the organs, thereby aid?
ing mature in the performance of the
functions. Electric Bitters Is an excel.
lerit appetizer and aids digestion. Old
people find it just exactly what thoy
need. Price fifty cents and $1.00 per
bottle at Burrow, Martin & Co.'s Drug
The report of a special Investigation
of the private Institutions In New York
city thai are paid to care for the poor
ami sick, shows that $1,313,491 has been
?xpended on unworthy people, .Tlhero
were 20,561 people being supported. Of
>:h >;e Mr. Bauer lias approsr6d jS,'<7G
and disapproved 13,285. The sum b&v
In ?1 oi i xnt