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TEE TIMES. WASHINGTON, SATUfiDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1899.
YMH OF THE LAW
ThenHaugiug of George Horton for
Klflhix Mrs. Nicholson.
The Conilemneil Man rnsucs From
Hnrtli "With Jt Prnycr on IIIh IjIiis
He lildn GoimI-Bjc to the I'risiuicru
Den tit Calmly Met IIIh Neclc
Brolweu IVill Be Buried Todaj.
George W. Hertoa, the slayer of Mrs.
Jane Nicholson, was hanged at the District
JaH'feortly after noon yesterday.
The execution was devoid of say sensa
tional details, and the condemned man ex
hibited great, courage. The drop fell at
12:12, Hot-ton's neck was broken by the
fall, causing almost instant death. The
rem&fas were turned over to an undertaker
and will be interred in the Congressional
Cemetery this afternoon by Mrs. Horton.
The execution was accomplished without
a single mishap, as every detail had been
carefeiiy attended to and the utmost order
prevailed. Hortoa bore up wonderfully
durlBg the ordeal, and while his face was
livid aad his limbs trembling, he did not
break down, as had been expected. Be
fore the noose was adjusted be delivered a
fervent prayer from the scaffold, in which
he bade farewell to the world. Before the
execution he said that he welcomed death
but dreaded dying upon a gallows. He
mounted the scaffold at 12:10, and two
minutes later the signal was given which
ended bis life. Twelve minutes after the
drop fell, Hfo was pronounced extinct, and
at 12:S6 the body was cut down.
Horton spent the entire morning in the
company of his spiritual advisers and de-
voted his time to singing hymns and pray-
ing. Shortly after 11 o'clock he went
from door to door and bade his fellow-
prfsLe good-bye. He advised them to be
inimi,bUujt. c ,... Wj
resigned and to ' t to .AfterWd
? JLuT ' returaed to
LViw "w, wlrr. ontrPd ihe cell
At 12:05 Warden Harris entered the ceil
and read the death warrant. Four minutes
I -.. Ta.la wennt Wrtltr miniltikC I
later the death march to the gallows began.
The procession moved in the following or
der: "Warden J- H. Harris, Captain of the
Guard W. J. Walters, Guard James "Wood
ward, then the condemned man, assisted
by Rev. John Roberts, Rev. John W.
Matcbeu, and. Rev. J. M. Little, followed
by Deputy Warden Ruse. The party moved
across the main hall and into the east
corridor in the north wing, where the exe
cution took place. On entering the long
bell, Horton gazed at the scaffold erected
at the far end and, nntll close to the steps,
seemed occupied in examining the frame
work. At the foot of the grim structure
sat be jury, composed of members of the
press and physicians. Here the condemned
man baited for a moment and, bowing to
those he recognized, said: "Good-bye,
boys. God bless you. Good-bye!" His face
was ghastly and his flesh a livid hue. De
spite his apparent Inward terror, he pre
served a calm exterior and. ascended the
steps bravely, saying to the guards, "Don't
paeh me, gentlemen. I am all right."
His Lrtsit Prayer.
When the condemned man had been as-
eisted to the centre of the trap he seemed 4
to waver, and swayed, as though about to
fall. With & great effort he nerved him
self, aad turning the Warden Harris said:
"One minute, please." The warden waved
the guards aside, and Horton, with closed
eyes, recited the following prayer:
"Q. Thou Almighty God. Jn whom my goul
has trusted, receive Thou me. O, Thou
who,-hast bees my friend and comforter
during these past eighteen months,- re
ceive my spirit. Farewell my mother, my
wWe sisters, brothers, and friends. Good
bye. God save me. God preserve me."
The eap and noose were then adjusted,
and while Horton invoked mercy upon his
soul, the trap was sprung and he shot
downward. Life was pronounced extinct
at 11:34, after an examination by the jail
physician and the following assistants:
Dr. -Virgil B. Jackson, Dr. William T.
Burcih. Dr. William L. Robins. Dr. Lie
fettaaMer, Dr. John Carrahor, Dr. Morrow,
Dr. Green, Dr. Thomas Dowling, Dr. Sor
r oil. -and Dr. Wallace.
The body was cut down and after being
placed in a handsome casket was taken to
the home of Horton's widow, 707 Seventh
Street southwest. Only forty-five persons
witnessed the execution, the spectators
befog limited to members of the press and
The scaffold was the same used to xe
cce Guiteau. the assassin of Gsxfleld,
aad upon which over twenty-five mur
derers have been banged.
IIortini'H I.nxt Letter.
The letter prepared by Horton for pub
ltaatlae after the execution, was given
out last sight by Rev. John Roberts. The
ephrtie is very lengthy, and shows careful
preparation. It is replete with expressions
of love for Mrs. Horton, and counsels
her to put her faith in God and patiently
await a future time when he and she will
be reunited in heaven. There is an un
mistakable air of the resignation of the
mu evident throughout the epistle, and
be tarprone to extol the Rev. Mr. Roberts,
wfeoen he credits with the accomplishment
of his salvation. "To Brother Maydwell,
Sister Cowsill. Sister Joseph, and Sister
"Wbeaton." and to many others Horton ex
pressed his "true love and appreciation."
His love and best wishes were offered to
his mother, sisters, brother, and nephews
aad nieces, all of whom be felt would join
him ta heaven.
At one point ot his letter Horton scored
the public for Its judgment against him.
He complained that, though be was guilty,
common sense should have taught all that
in view of the life he had lived before
and after the crime that it was committed
at a time when all reason bad fled. He
characterised the sentence imposed upon
him as vsjuet and unreasonable, and said
tfcat to discuss it was disgusting to bim.
He forgave those whom he called his per
secutors aad those whom he claimed per
Jored themselves in. their testimony
The letter eoucludes with two lines of
Then asugbt m (Ms wide world can pleasure
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Ifte jpeace aad coatenuaent in savior the
"AM ow, I ssy good-ore. from your
devoted husband, iu the hope of heaven."
Horton' ltceord mid Crime.
Kartell was for a number of years a
rsosshw of the Metropolitan Police Force
of tfce District. He was twice appointed
as a policeman and twice dismissed. He
was not generally regarded as a thoroughly
olHetcnt policeman, and his dismissals were
the result of convictions for gross infrac
tions of the police rules and bis relations
wtth toe woman he murdered. He was a
wMsty known policeman, chiefly because he
vws frequently transferred from one pre
cinct to another. He was fifty-one years
old, aad a native of Virginia. He was a
ZBOstber of the Police Relief Association,
whtefe entitles his widow to a snug sum.
Tbe amount she will receive is estimated
at ftt, representing & contribution of $1
from each member.
Th crime for which Horton suffered was
one of the most deliberate in the criminal
annals of the District According to the
testimony given during the trial Horton
lurad bis victim to her death by promises
ot asmstSBce. On the afternoon of the
smnler. June 4. 3SSS, Horton met Mrs.
Mtchoteott in Armory Park, by appoint
ment. They sat on one of the park
beaches aad talked together for a time.
Those who saw them there testified that
tibey both seemed to be in the best of
sptalts. When Mrs. Nicholson started away
Hortoa asoompaaied her, both going in
the direrttou ot the Missouri Avenue exit
cf c j ark As they walked along they
see- 1 harry and it was stated in the
C-. . - 1je fn woman was laughing
zrc-r vScn Ki'h'Ht zri rest cause or
t H.rton u .. 1 r.fe fnm bis pock-
et and plunged it deep into bis compan
ion's neck. Mrs. Nicholson -fell to tho
ground, and she lay tberc at her assail
ant's feet, pleading for mercy, but be was
shown none. Thinking he had com
pleted his murderous work, he talked
away. He had gone but a few steps when
he turned to cast a last look upon the
woman whose life he had just taken. He
saw the prostrate form move. Maddened
because his work was not finished, he re
turned and attacked the woman again, and,
muttering, "you'll never deceive me
t again," turned away, saying, "Good-bye,
Hnrfftn u'99 nrrnsfptl n fpw mlnilfps nt-
irr ho rnnimlttprl thp crimn. He seemed
to be perfectly conscious of what he had
done and was proud of it. Ho told the
policeman who arrested him that he
killed the woman. He blamed Judge Kim
ball, of the Police Court, and Commission
er Wight, for his discharge from the po
lice force, and soon after he killed Mrs.
Nicholson, said that his only regret was
that he had not delayed her death until
he bad first killed Judge Kimball and
When Horton was put on trial for his
life, bis attorneys entered a plea of in- ,
sanity as a defence. He was, however,
convicted of murder, and sentenced to be
hanged November 10 last His case was
taken on appeal to the Court of Appeals
for the District, which tribunal affirmed I
the judgment of the Supreme Court of the
District. An application for a writ of
certiorari was then made to the Supremo
Court of the United States, but this peti
tion was also denied. In the mean time,
while awaiting the decision of the Su- .
preme Court of the United States, it was !
iKVARftnrv in fhantra th f!mr fnr the x-
mendation of the Attorney General, Pres
ident McKlniey granted a respite until
Friday, December S
About a ee ago HcUon's attorneys fllel 1
a petition with the Attorney General asking
that 1,1 en.n, , Mmm ,w fmm ,wi,
upon the scaffold to imprisonment in the
penitentiary for life. The condemned man's
wife also sought an interview with the
President that she might make a personal
peal for mercy for her husband whom
j shc maintains was insane at the time he
j committed the crime for which he was
Uondemned to die. She -was unsuccessful,
1 but she made another effort. On
Attorney General sent all
I the papers in the case to President Mc-
Kinley with the recommendation that the
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be interfered with and reported adversely
on the petition for a commutation of the
L. A. W. ELECTS OFFICERS.
Members Diheuss I'roposed IVasIi-ingrton-Motint
A meeting of the League of American
Wheelmen, District of Columbia Division,
was held last night at 8 o'clock, at the 1
Ebbitt House. The report of the returning '
board, under whose auspices the annual
election was conducted, was received. The
Tesult of the election was: Chief Consul,
Andrew J. Whitaker; Vice Consul. Dr.
J. Whitaker; Vice Consul, Dr.
Robert Scott Lamb; Secretary Treasurer, j
Charles E. Wood; Member of Auditing
Committee, Clarence Corson; Representa
tives of Board of Officers, John D. Torrey
and Charles G. Gould.
,A communication from Mr. Frank Hume
was read, calling the attention of local
cyclists to the proposed boulevard from
Washington to Mount Vernon, to be known
as Mount Vernon Avenue. The following
committee was appointed by Chairman J.
V. Wurdeman, who presided throughout
the meeting: Andrew J. Whitaker, Dr.
Robert Scott Lamb, and Charles E. Wood,
with instructions to communicate with Mr.
Hume at once and report procedure to
next meeting of the organization. It is
the intention of the league to have .a nar
row path on either side of the proposed
boulevard for the exclusive use of cyclists,
thus giving the riders of Alexandria an
Improved -road to this city.
Resolutions of regret because of tho
death yesterday morning of Capl. J. C.
Ayres, a member of the league, the result
of a collision with, a wagon while riding
The committee In charge of the con
struction of the Stoney Hill cycle
path, through its treasurer, Mr.
Clarence Corson, reported that $460
had been collected, and that $445
had been expended for labor,
printing, and button expenses. Having
been unable to collect money enough to
defray the necessary expense of labor each
week the committee has been forced to
suspend' ivork until next year, when It is
hoped to complete this much needed path.
Meetings and collections will be carried
on through the winter months, with the
hope that sufficient funds can be col
lected to rush the work next year.
Charles E. Wood, chairman of the con
struction committee, reported that the n
tire path had been graded, except for a
distance of about 200 feet. Next year the
work will consist of finishing this, the
building of three bridges and the surfacing
with granite of the entire path. This can
be done for about $400.
' The next meeting of the association will
be held the last Thursday of this month,
when a report from the'special committee
in reference to the building of Mount
Vernon Avenue will be considered.
Price of Gliihs Cut Oue-TIiIrtl.
PITTSBURG. Pa., Dec. 8. The Ameri
can Glass Company, the window glass
trust, notified all the jobbers today that
the price of window glass on all sizes had
been reduced 33 1-3 per cent. This Is a
severe blow to the factories not in the
trust, and especially as the new quota
tions apply also to orders already on hand.
The trust factories will fire up next week
and work will begin the day after Christ
mas. The trust tried to induce the In
dependent factories to organize a selling
agency to work in harmony with tho
American Glass Company and the reduc
tion In price is looked upon as an attempt
to discipline the independents for their
failure to organize.
To Remove Duly on Cuhtui Sujcnr.
LOCK HAVEN, Pa., Dec. 8. Hon. S. R.
Peale, of this city, has been appointed by
the Chamber of Commerce of Havana,
Cube, a member of n committee to wait
upon President McKinley and the Chamber
of Commerce of New York, and to me
morialize Congress to take the duty off
sugar, to advance the agricultural interests
of Cuba. The committee will meet in New
York early next week.
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DEATH OP CAPTAIN AYRBS
The Army Officer Killed While
Ridius; a Wheel.
He Is Run Dovrit by Grocer "Wil
liam B. Hnpiiert In Connecticut
Avenue The Injured Man Dies at
the KmerKency Hospital IIIh "Wife
Speedily Summoned to Hin Bedside.
CapL James C. Ayres, U. S. A., for twenty-five
years attached to tho Ordnance De
partment, and since the spring of 1S9S" be
ing stationed in "Washington, was killed
whilo riding his bicycle yesterday morn
ing, at the corner of Connecticut Avenue
and Li Street, by being run into by a horse
and wagon, driven by William B. Ruppert,
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a grocer doing business at Tnentj -first and
Captain Ayres was dragged by the force
of the collision for a distance of ten feet,
and was so badly injured that he died at
the Emergency Hospital at 1 O'clock, two
hours after the accident, without regaining
consciousness. Mrs1. Ayres was at his bed
side when the end came.
' "Witnesses of tho accident are unanimous
' in the statement that the officer was rid
ing south at a moderate rate of speed on
J the west side of Connecticut Avenue, while
a car was crossing L Street going north.
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biree- u " ' "'" ' " fnrX wm i
the rear end of the car, and before he cou.d
I throw himself from the wheel the hoise
'struck him and he was- dragged, "with the
wrecked bicycle, to the curb at the corner
In front of Rauscher's cafe.
Carried to n DrtiK Store.
A crowd quickly gathered, and Ruppert
assisted in carrying him into the drug
store of Wood & Hume, where aid was
given. A telephone message was sent- for
the patrol wagon, and the badly injured
man was taken to the Emergency Hospital.
Ruppert was arrested and taken to No. 3
station house by Patrolman J. S. Bryan,
where he was held in $5,000 bail to appear
at the coroner's inquest at the station this
morning at 11 o'clock. Bail was later fur
nished. The body of Captain Ayres was removed
to his late home last evening. Mrs. Ayres
is completely prostrated from the shock
of her husband's death, and could not be
seen, but relatives at the house said to a
I Timps renor-ier that the captain lelt ma
home ,05 Q streel northWest, at about
9;20 o'ci0ck, presumably on his woy to his
office, whiLe" Mrs. Ayres drove downtown
a short time later on a shopping tour, rc-
turning about noon, un ner armai sue nih
apprised of the ace dent ami uro.o uu
tQ husband die Without recognizing
an naste to tne nospiiai, oniy iu uu in wwe
Captain Ayres was to have gone to Chi
cago yesterday, and his own postponement
of the trip is bewailed by the grief-stricken
family. He had no children. His wife
is a daughter of General Rodman and a
cousin of Major Rodman, now In Manila.
Lieutenant Barnhardt, stationed at Fort
Leavenworth, and a son-in-law of Major
Rodman, fortunately arrived in the city
yesterday morning, and has in charge the
funeral arrangements, which have not yet
taken positive shape.
"Was n. CnwtiouH Hitler.
Captain Ayres is said to have been an
expert and cautious rider, and at the time
of the accident was on the right side of the
street, while the wagon with which he
collided was clearly, It is said by eyewit
nesses, out of Its legal latitude.
William B. Ruppert was seen last even
ing at the police station by a Times re
porter, to whom he detailed tho accident,
Insisting, however, that his horse was mov
ing at a very slow trot and that he turned
to the rear of the northbound car because
he thought it was about to come to a stop
on the north side and thus partially block
He said that he thought the shaft was
tho cause of the gash in Captain Ayres'
head: that when he had rounded the rear
of the car tho bicycle rider dashed into
him before he could check his horte, and
that the natural momentum of the animal
dragged the ofllcer to the curb.
General Buillngton, Chief of Ordnance,
was greatly attached to Captain Ayres, and
was dumfounded when the news of the
death was conveyed to him. "When he had
partly recovered from the Ehock of the
announcement, he said: "Only to think;
yesterday he was well and hearty, and to
day ho is dead! I can hardly believe It.
The teamster who Is responsible for his
death should be severely dealt with.
Drivers in Washington are too careless.
I have very nearly been run over half a
"Captain Ayres was a fine soldier and
a courteous gentleman. I have known
him for many years, and was with him at
Rock Island in the eighties. Since he has
been connected with this office he has per
formed his work most faithfully, and bis
loss will be severely felt by tho Army.
He was experienced In ordnance affairs,
knew the duties of his office perfectly, and
Derformed them in a manner which gave
Captain Ayres' Career.
Captain Ayres was one of the best known
officers in the Army, and considered an
expert on ordnance matters. On the 21st
of last November he completed a service
of twenty-five years in the Ordnance De
partment. He entered the Military Academy from
Wisconsin September 1, 1867, graduated,
and was appointed second lieutenant June
12, 1871, promoted to first lieutenant, and
transferred to the Ordnance Department
on November 1, 1874; made captain March
15, 18S3. Ho served from the Atlantic
to the Pacific Coast. Upon graduation he
was ordered to the Indian Territory, and
for the next three years served at Forts
Wallace, Hays, and Riley, Kansas. Upon
his transference to the ordnance branch be
was detailed to Rock Island Arsenal, Illi
nois. In 1S77 he was chief of ordnance of
the Department of the Platte, btatloned at
Omaha, where he remained for several
years. In 1882 he was stationed at the
National Armory at Springfield, Mass.
From 18S4 to 1SS7 ho was stationed at
Benlcia Barrncks, California, and Van
couver Barracks, Washington. The next
year or two he was at Watervllet Arse
nal, West Troy, N. Y. In 1889 he was
stationed at the Sandy Hook proving
grounds, and in 1890 spent some time in
Manchester, England, watching tho test
ot mortars. In 1891 he was again in tho
West, most of the time at Omaha, with
the Department of the Platte. From 1891
to 189S he was stationed at various times
at Sandy Hook, Springfield, Mass.; Middle
town, Conn.; Governor's Island, N. Y and
Sea Girt, N. J. In the spring of 1898 he
was recorder of the board of ordnance and
fortifications In Washington. In April,
1898, just before war was declared against
Spain, be was assigned to tho bureau of
ordnance of the War Department. He was
placed in charge of issuing stores, guns,
ammunition, and other supplies. Dur
ing the war be did magnificent work in
getting out tho supplies for tho Army,
working night and day, and keeping de
partmental work in perfect running order.
A WOMAN HOUSEBREAKER.
ClmrKu Millie A(fiiiiis( .Susie Green
by tin; l'ollee.
Susie Green, colored, eighteen years old,
who has often been arrested, was .yester
day afternoon taken into cu&tody .by De
tectives Brown and Burr, charged with
housebreaking. Tho stolon property was
recovered by tho de&ectiyps.
Tho prisoner Is alleged to have entered
the houses of William F. Flathers, 17
Sixth Street northeast, and Henry W.
Scott. 21 Ninth--Street j northeast, from
which clothing and other articles were
i4,M5iHJW"ViyrvJIs'"I'"v" "T.3"X"II,I"I"I,,IXIII"I"I'I"II'-III -! A
Open Until Late
The third Saturday before Christmas (today) gives promise of being the most important of all. Staple specials and Holidav speeiab
both have gathered at our counters specials of exceptional character and at prices that cannot but agreeably surprise. It just so happens thifc
certain events reach a climax simultaneously. Of course they are put before you without delay. And this is the time oPall others when you
can best appreciate genuine Saks bargains. We told you to watch out for interesting developments as Christmas approached.
man tney cost to maico up.
In lol one there are only 25 Eiderdowns and Curduroys, the former bound
and trimmed with velvet. They are worth up to $4.50.
Lot 2 comprises 250 Jackets, in tho
corduroy, plain triedts and handsome
satin, plain and quilted, and with silk
$12, -. -
"We've fully a thousand others in the regular stock, ranging in prices from
$3.4S to $25 including the elegant velvets. Also Terry and Blanket Bath
Robes, from $2.9S to $15. Far exceeds the variety you will And anywhere else.
First Floor, 'East Section.
$2.75 for Taffeta Silk Waists that have
been selling up to $5.95. Plain
Blue. White, Pink, and also neat stripe
effects; made with fancy tucks and
i, $3.50 for Fancy and Plain Taffeta
4. Waists that have been selling
f up to $7.50. Included are Black and
T evening colors; tastefully tucked and
T corded. .. -. ,
for Fisk, Clark & Flagg, and
other makes of Sik Waists that
have been sellUfgiup to $10.50; plain
and fancy colors; 'tucked, plaited, and
corded effects; all shades, including
White and very heavy quality of taffeta.
There Are Four Lots of the Petticoats.
for choice of lot of Plain Taf
feta Silk Underskirts, In almost
all the desirable shades; finished with
deep ruffle and five rows of cording.
Skirts that have been selling up to
$5.00 for choice of lot of Taffeta Un
derskirts that have been selling
up to $9.75; plain shades finished with
serial rows of ruffles; heavy quality.
I Still a Choice of Ladies' Suits and Jackets
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And It could not help being a desirable choice, for there are none but de
sirable Suits and Jackets in the offering. They are garments that formed a pop
ular part of our regular stock with all the extra careful making and extra worth
of value that go into regular stock especially OURS.
If attendance is a measure of appreciation, we have done the most approved
thing in making this cut now. In the week closing last night we sold more Suits
and Jackets than were ever sold in tho same space of time in Washington be
fore. But they were Saks garments and a Saks reduction and you have
learned to have confidence in both. Not necessary to reprint the prices. What
ever they have been, ONE-THIRD OFF buys them now.
Here's a Special for the Boys
That Eclipses All Others.
Sound values, fresh styles, full
wonder that this Boyh" Store is the
clothes are needed.
150 Boys' Double Breasted and
Brownie Short Pants.Suits, in neat Grey
and Brown Cheviot Mixtures; careful
ly and strongly made; all sizes, 3 to 1C
years and well worth $2.50 a Suit,
135 Boys' Brownie Suits, made up
in extra good quality All-wool Cheviot,
neat Brown mixed effect; open front
vest; silk-faced lapels on coat, small
collar and embroidered shield; sizes
3 to 8 good as any $3.50 Suits
Just 100 Boys' Long Pants Suits,
either Blue or Black Cheviot, or fancy
mixtures; all-wool and fast colors;
Single Breasted style; tailored to a
perfect finish; all sizes 14 to 19 years.
Worth $0.50, for
60 Boys' Brown Cheviot and 40 Gray
Frieze Overcoats, as warm and com
fortable as all wool and cloth lining
can make them; fctylishly cut, with vel
vet collars. Sizes 4 to 15 years. None
belter at $4.50.
Christmas Cards2 for 1c to SI. SO.
Fancy Carved Bone and Wood Paper
Cutter some limported novelties
worth up to $!,.
Seal Outfit vJlth Seal, two canilles,
and wax all In neat?box -
WAGES INCREASED 10 PER CENT.
Amcrlcnii "Woolen Ofrmimny Mnkes
an Annumu'cnlcni to l-InipInyeN.
NEW YORK, Dec. ST William M. Wood,
tho treasurer of the American Woolen Com
pany, announced at the corporation offices,
at 74 Worth Street, today, that tho wages
of Its employes had been increased 10 per
cent. The American Woolen Company has
twenty mills, mostly in New England. Al
together the Increases will affect 20,000
persons on tho company's payroll:
Mr. Woodliull, the sales agent for this
city, said today that tho advance in wages
had been made by the company voluntarily.
So far as he knew there had not been the
slightest dissatisfaction among the cor
poration's employes with the scale of wnges
which It paid. There are a few high sal
aried officers in the factories who will not
bo affected by the increase.
"We are flourishing" in the woolen busi
ness," Mr. Woodliull said, "and we want
our people to flourish with us. We want
them to feel glad they are working 'for
us and not for anybody else, and we want
thorn to work cheerfully and in comfort.
An Unusual Saturday Even for
The Saks Stores.
This is a great surprise for they were not booked fort
delivery until the loth but be sent them to us this week '
270 of them.. His entire lino of model Jackets, ranging In
retail price from $3.75 to $12 and moat of them, are the
fine ones. We've simply made two lots of them and tho
first 270 customers who apply, will get these Jackets at less
very popular double-faced golf cloths,
matetasses. richly trimmed with silk and
frogs. Theso Jackets sell from $7.30 to
Enormous Reduction in Ladies' Fine Silk
Dress Waists and Silk Petticoats.
In line with the policy Inaugurated by us last week
In connection with the Ladies' and Misses' Suits and
Jackets that of making the usual January clear
ances during this month for our joint advantage.
Therefore you may pitch your expectations
high and come today counting on getting
Waists and Skirts of the very choicest values at
prices that have been completely dismantled of all
- profit and In many cases even deeply cut into origi
nal costs. Why not consider them, for gifts as well
aa for your own serice surely acceptability is a
There are 6 Lots of the Waists.
You will find many of Flsk, Clark & Flagg's
among many imported novelties.
$6.50 for others of Fisk, Clark &
Flagg's fine plain Black Taf
feta Waists; also fanclly embroidered
Black Taffetas and two-toned Taffetas;
made In latest styles; Waists that have
been selling up to $12.75.
'7.lo for Fancy Dress Waists, in
plain and novelty silks, with
revers and yokes of fine tucks; very,
choice qualities; waists that have been
selling up to 414.50. ,
$9.50 for very best Silk Waists that
are retailed up to $17.50 Plain
and fancy satins, with peau de sole
yokes and revers; White, Pink, and
Lavender Taffeta Evening Waists, very
elaborately made; all exclusive styles.
$7.75 for choice of lot of Silk Petti
coats that have been selling up
to $t4,50. Fancy effects, with deep
ruffles, trimmed with fancy Black edg
ing or narrow ruffles extra fine quali
ties of silk.
$0.50 for choice of lot of Fancy Model
Silk Petticoats that are! worth up
to $1G.50; finished with accordeon and
double ruffles and deep flounce effects,
as well as some plain Blacks. None
finer nor of later style.
lots, and least prices ever quoted. What
parents' favorite their first tnought when
50" more bf those Boys-Heavy Blue
Chinchilla Reefers; these have the nat
ty tailor collars and are trimmed with
wide braid on collar and sleeves. Sizes
3 to 8 years worth $2.50
200 pairs Boys' Knee Pants in plain
Blue and Fancy Cheviot; strong in ma
terial and re-enforced in making.
There are all sizes, 6 to 14 years and
pay 39c a pair and you'll get no better
500 pairs Boys' Knee Pants, in Plain
and Fancy Worsteds and Cheviots all
wool and fast color; patent bands and
strongly taped seams. These Pants re
tail usually at from 75c to $1. Choice
Fancy Parisian Paper Weight Novel
tiesscores of cute and curious effects,
Pen-wipers In odd designs Wish
bone, Rough Rider Hats, etc.
We can afford to help those Ideals along
College IJeeoiue Hciieflelurlea.
CHICAGO, Dec. 8. The University of
Chicago, Oberliu College, and several other
Institutions are beneficiaries in a disposal
of property valued, at from 5120,000 to
$140,000 made yesterday by Mrs. Caroline
E. Haskell, of Michigan City, Ind. An
eight-story building on Monroe Street with
the ground upon" which it stands was deed
ed in trust to the Chicago Title and Trust
Company, Mrs. Haskell reserving the
right to tho income for the rest of her
life. On her death tho property is to be,
sold and the proceeds- -invested In inter
est bearing securities by the beneficiaries.
and all trouhles
caitsed by impure
bloods j- - .
Saks and Compan
Popular Prices for Popular Toys and Dolls i
Dressed sailor dolls
16 1-2 inches
high, for $1.00
Dolls that no amount
will break 50c
Rag Dolls, all
dressed . 50c
Cinderella Dolls, 31
Inches high, with full
sewed silk mohair
wigs; ball jointed,
head... 25c to $3.00
Doll's Go-carts, al
most large enough to
hold baby her
self; 4 motal
Boys' Flat Sleds,
43 inches long
Boys U. S.
Soldier Suits 49e
In one lot are tow whipcords, with
plaid backs and satin yokes and sleeve
linings; black frieze with all wool
plaid lining and satin top and sleeve
linings Also Oxford mixed and blue
and black kerseys all wool and fast
color, with strap seams and velvet col
lars. You may have any Coat in this
Not Job Lots, But Regular Lines of Shoes.- ':-
That's what constitutes our great Shoe Sale. To every pair at the special
small prices we give the same assurance of reliability as though you were payteg
all they were worth instead of less than the maker could make them for today.
It's a sale. too. that you should make a family affair1 for there are ahee.e
everybody included in the purchase Men's Shoes. Women's Shoes, Boys' Shoes,
Girls' Shoes. Let it be today's first duty to attend this sale.
$1.49 for Ladies' Shoes worth $2.25.
$1.98 for Ladies' Shoes worth $3.00.
$2.49 for Ladies Shoes worth $3.75.
$1.98 for Men's Shoes worth $3.00.
Silver Gift Novelties.
Initials Engraved FREE.
Note how much larger the sliver
mountings are on our pieces than those
offered at same prices or more else
where. Also please note that the va
riety Is largest here. All suiting our
endeavor to give our patrons best ser
vice and best values.
The items mentioned are a few of the
Real Cut Glass Puff Jars, extra large,
sterling silver top, and sterling silver
mounted puff. Worth $2.50, for
Quadruple-plated Silver Hand Mir
rors, large for $1.75. Special price
Salt and Pepper Bottles, cut glass
effect, with sterling silver tops
Sterling silver Baby vComb and
Brush Sets worth 25c, for
Solid Gold Iiink Cuff Buttons; many
new patterns to select from
Heavy Gold-plated Lorgnette Chains,
wear like solid gold
Silver and Gold-plated Link Brace
lets, "with lock and key
500 Shaving Outfifs98c.
Here's something to give a man you
know, he'll appreciate. It's got a
practical actual value of $2.50:
Wade & Butcher Razor.
Cake Shaving Soap.
Box Face Powder.
Bottle Toilet Water.
Badger Lather Brush.
China Shnving Mug.
Ail neatly packed in specially-mads
PRIESTS DISCOURAGE STRIKERS.
Coal Miners In Sliumukln Linten to
Ailiee from tlie l'lilnlt.
SHAMOKIN", Pa., Dec. S. Over three
thousand United Mine Workers were ad
dressed by priests in the local Catholic
churches this morning, in reference to the
Impending strike of the Susquehanna Coal
Company's men. Following the addresses,
President John Faby issue notice that
tbe meeting called for tonight to decide on
the men going out had been postponed to
await the result of the efforts of the busi
ness men of Nanticocke to settle the
The Influence of the prlaeta in urging
the men not to strike may have prompted
the postponement of the meeting.
The address of Viear General Joseph
Koch, of the Harrlsburg dieeese. at Su Ed
ward's Church, caused a sensation. He ad
vised the male worshipers who are em
ployed about tbe collieries .against being led
by a few headstrong persons into a sympa
thy strike, as no gocd vu 1' re u't from it.
He said the oKanitiou at Nr.i eke 1
when it compelled the pump men ami e&g - I
Open Until late
High Chafes mad
Boys Stur Drums,
w i th T-faeft
heads awl sticks 23c
Boys S-lack Drams
with real cslf
sfcte heads 48r
Beys' Teat Cheats,
Beys' Irea. Wagons,
with bright, met
al wheels. 95c
Boys Weeds Was
oes, with seat and
whip, stress; sad big
enough to ride
scope are betas dem
onstrated and sold on
the Tey Floor.
in Men's Overcaafs.
As you we'l know we make our clothing and that's
why it is the beat. And as makers we are patrons of
the leading eloth mills. This special ottering of Over
coats' has its origin there. We closed out eight small
lots of fine Overcoatings enough to make up 480 gar
ments. With the good fortune of such a purchase
have coupled ths best of tailoring aad trustiest of trim
ming and have ready for selling today two lets of
Overcoats that are worth from $12.50 to $29. No "job
lots," no odds and ends bat genuinely Saks-ma.l
Coats cut in tbe latest styles with that aew shoulder
and back of our3 that is a popular feature this season
and is being copied by the highest priced tailors.
In the other lot. are English an
covert cloths, plain back; blue and
black close nap Chinchillas; blue and
black Kerseys, and the very desiraole
Oxfords, with imported wool plaid lin
ing and best of satin yokes and sleeve
linings. Our guarantee that they are
all all-wool and fast color; strictly
up-to-date Coats In every respect. A
complete and good match for the best
values others can show at $1S aaS $2s.
$2.79 for Men's Shoes worth $440.
$1.23 for Misses Shoes worth ?L9S.
83e for Children's Shoes worth $15.
73c for Boys' Shoes worth $L2S.
Gift Dints in Leather Goods f
Purchases of Over $1 Stamped ' &
Ladies' Morocco aad Seal ChateWH
Bags, la all colors
Ladies' Double-frame Cameipajfow
Poeketbooks, ia genuine monkey slide,
worth 7e -
39c. ' z"
Men's Leather Traveling; Cases, Mted
with Comb and Brush, Toots
Just What a Man Would Like
Fancy Suspenders, with bright
mountings; each pair in a box..
Fancy Silk Suspenders.
leather or elastic ends;
pair in a box
Men's Pure Silk Handkerchiefs, wit
handsomely embroidered initial.
full sise; 50c for the best excel
lent quality for 2e
Men's Woolen Gloves ia plate aad
fancy colors; 50c a pair for the
best. Special value at 25c
Men's Tan Dogskin Gloves. ttk
ptoue seams and self sttteMag. Kvery
pair warranted; equal to usual
?L2S Gloves, for l-JO
Men's Grey Wool aad Camel's Hair
Half Hose a half desen pairs
would make good gift. Per pair 2oe
Men's Black Silk and Satin XaAers.
great big, generous sise and very
fine quality 50c
Men's Mackintoshes, in Black. Btae.,
and Tan. cloth finish; Doubte Breasted,
cut, with velvet collar; seams sewed.
cemented, aad strapped so tee ssoiature
can't get through; full leagta,
regular $7.50 grade; all sixes.. $4u98
neers to stop work, as it is contrary t
He added that the difficulties of the aaear
in Nantlcoke should not have any elect eat
the local operations, but If the men hero
had any grievances against the companies
he was willing to assist them pcrsoaaiir.
in adjusting their differences.
ROOT fa sot iccoauncndetl lac
eYerything; bat il o have
kidiwy. Uver, or b aJAer
trouble K will be lord ,w
tbe remedy you need. At drogxisU n t' y
cent and dollar sites. Yea nay ve a jrapf
bottle of tni wonderful new dieover b uu '
ree; also pamphlet telling ail about it ana .u
Address Dr. Kflreer ft Co..
BiBseaattoa. X Y.
Uncle Sam Don't Wear
y-I,,N a Truw, but bo carried the Air
Cushion Trua all over the
State, iic, wumeA, and
wear aoJ like them. The Air Cuaatoa 1
with comfort; nothing eia wilt c
asd two weeks trial see. Outer- r .
rue; and consultation " t
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