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CAUSE OF THE COMBINE
Brass-Founders Say They Want
Fair Prices for the Manu
DENY ANY DESIRE TO CINCH.
Claim They Do Not Contemplate a
Trust, but Concerted Action.
Local brass founders appear to greet with
unconcealed satisfaction the news of a pro
posed new scale of prices announced in a
Call dispatch of yesterday.
At fiist some of them manifested a cer
tain degree of reluctance to speak when
addressed upon the matter, but after thaw
ing out, they all agreed that the contem
plated change would be to their advantage.
Secretary Taylor of the W. T. Garratt
Company, when the matter was brought to
his attention, remarked:
For some time the larger brass foundries of
the country have been running , if not at a loss,
with so small a margin of prolit as to render
the business practically unprofitable. The
- cost' of the raw metal ■ has gone up,
the prices of manufactured articles re
maining substantially unchanged. This
condition of affairs cannot last. The
men who have invested their entire fortunes
and their best efforts in ■ business, naturally
hate to see that business run into the ground. *
Tins stringency, while keenly felt here, has
by no. means been confined to this coast. In
the East things have reached such a state that
the principal brass-workers have long been
: meditating a plan of concerted action on the
part of all the members of the craft through
out the Union, whereby a certain uniformity
in the price of manufactured brass might be
W ith this end in view the Eastern men have
corresponded extensively with their confreres
in all parts of the country. This City lias been
no exception to the rule, all the heads of brass
foundries having received letters'on the sub
ject. Thus far proceedings are in an em
bryonic staije. No definite plan of action has
yet been resolved upon. A combine, strictly
speaking, there cannot be. owing to the large
■ r of small foundries, many of which
might not enter the trust; nor, indeed, is a
real trust desired, but one thin? is certain—
the men whose money, brains and laDor have
made this City's brass works what they are de
sire to secure themselves against actual loss.
Mr. Garratt, who had come in while his
secretary was speaking, here remarked:
I am not altogether sure .what they are driv
ing at, but 1 hope they will be able to do some
g to resurrect the busine--.
Hy "they" 1 mean the brass-workers in all
Tisof the country. We cannot afford to
f^ee our business go to the dogs. With con
certed action much can be attained in tliis
tion. We have no wish to cinch the
public and any such notion is false in the t x
treme; but we do consider ourselves justly
entitled to the same protit which a tailor makes
on a suit of clothes. In short, we do not wish
to be cinched ourselves.
Oscar J. Backus, vice-president of the
Georce H. Tay Company, had sornethinz
to say about combines as he had found
tneru. He said:
There was a combine, but it broke up seven
or eight year* a^o. Our company manufac
tures no brass goods, but we se'.l thorn in large
quantities; hence any combination of manu
facturers affects us forthwith, and of necessity
becomes known to us. Thus far we know
nothing of any such movement in this City,
and if such a movement were on foot we would
probably be the last to know of it, as its pro
moters would be careful to keep it from the
knowledge of their wholesale customers in or
der that we might not bny up a big stock in
trade before prices were advanced.
The old combine was broken up because the
members commenced to distrust each other,
and each firm wa« so much occupied in spying
upon its neiehbor that business was left more
or leas at the mercy of the smaller ioundries,
■who were not slow to take the chances thus
offered, and thus little by little the great and
once powerful combine fell to pieces. There
may be another one in contemplation. Per
haps the old members may have kissed and
made up, but, as 1 .said, dealers in manufac
tured brass goods would be the last people to
know of such a state of things if it existed.
0. H. Dunton, vice-president of the Roy
lance Brass Foundry Company, seemed
glad to speak on the -übject of the so-called
combine. He said:
In speaking on business matters and meth
ods it is necessary to avoid usins* terms which
are open to misconstruction. A "combine,"
in the popular understanding of the term,
means a trust, or a deep-laid scheme to victim
ize the public for the financial gain of a few
plotters who rely upon their wealth for the ac
complishment of their ends.
No such idea is projected in the present in
stance. The long and short of the matter is
that the leading firms, both here and else
where, are tired of worKing for nothing. Tne
••combine" is only an open expression on the
part of the principal brass-workers of the coun
try of a desire to get a fair price for their work.
The movement is National, not local, and
etarted in New York years ago. No definite
course of action has yet been agreed upon, but
hopes are expressed" by all the large Eastern
firms that a prompt settlement may be reached
and a National schedule of prices formulated.
As for a "trust" here, there could be none,
owini? to the large number of small foundries,
which would surely underbid us.
In the Eastern States there is a sort of com
bination. One of its rules is for founders to
sell to the jobbing trade only. This is, gen
erally.speaking, our policy; but the California
trade, having some special features peculiar to
itself, we cannot bind ourselves to follow any
fiuch regulation. The long and short of ihe
whole story is that we want a revision of the
old price-iist issued by the National Brass
Goods Association fully fifteen years ago.
When this comes to pass we may hope for bet
ter times in the annals of the brass industry in
the United States. This is all there is to the
great "combine"'— simply a desire to dispose of
our wares at a decent profit.
HE WANTED "J. H. BUDD"
Finale of Mr. Campbell's Exam
ination in the Howell
All the Evidence Is Now In and the
Argument to the Jury Will
All the evidence is in now in the Howell
counterfeiting case and the argument in
the United States District Court is to be
gin this morning, both sides having rested.
Mr. Knight will address the jury this
Just before the defense rested Attorney
Campbell surprised everybody in the court
room yesterday, after the last witness had
been examined, by asking the clerk to
"call James H. Budd." Of course, Gov
ernor Budd was not present, and it was
not even supposed that he had been sub
The witnesses for the defense had just
been testifying to Howell's reputation for
Veracity, among them being Mayor H. N.
Boggs "of Stockton, N. M. Rafael. Franz
Jacobi. Andrew S. Moseley, James W. Nel
son, Colonel Walter Castle, James H. Cain,
Daniel Keefe, F. J. Lincoln and Ed B. Cut
ler, who, upon sur-rebuttal, gave Howell
that which the wise king of old said was
"better than great riches," to wit. "a good
"Call James H. Budd," came in lofty
tenor tones from Campbell.
Everybody looked around to see the
executive of the State walk up to the wit
ness-chair, but he didn't. Assistant.
United States District Attorney Knight
saw the point and threw a wet blanket,
lieuratively speaking, over the whole
affair by dryly observing:
•'That's a grand-stand play!"
Not to be outdone, however, Mr. Camp
bell told the court that he would reserve
the right to call the Governor to give evi
dence as to the defendant's character.
The principal witness for the defense
yesterday was Nathan C. Hanscom. K ; .s
testimony was that Matt Jones onco
met him on the street, pulled out a roll of
some kind and proposed a counterfeiting
business scheme. This was substantially
the same testimony he had given on the
Mr. Knight called Hugh Parry of Lin
coln, Cal., to disprove the Harsin story.
Parry said he knew Harsin in lowa in
1884, and that the latter told him when
they met attain is Stockton that he was
poing to San Francisco to testify for
Howell. Said Parry in substance:
"Harsin told me he was going to help
Howell put of the scrape, as Jones had dis
appeared; that Howell had been a good
friend, and he did not want to see him go
under, and that Howell was to pay Harsin
11030 for his testimony."
It came out thatthere had been some
coirespondence between the witness and
Secret Service Agent Harris as to what
testimony the witness would give.
The examination of J. W. Gilbert, for
the Government, was concluded. Gilgert's
evidence amounts to his having met Har
sin once, and the latter saying thai
"Howell was guilty."
No action at a 11 was taken by the Federal
Grand Jury yesterday respecting any per
son connected with the Howell case.
A MISSION FOR BAD BOYS
John Currie, the Scotch Evan
gelist, to Start One in ■
To Convert Street Urchins and Get
Them to Build Up Their Own
John Currie, the Scotch evangelist, has
returned to this City for the purpose of
starting a mission with the intention of
working among people of the class he be
longed to before he quit footracing for a
Jiving. Twenty years ago Mr. dime's
name was as well known as any in the
sporting world, but, about eighteen years
ago, he became converted in Canada and has
since been doing evangelical work particu
larly among the class from which the
criminal element is recruited. On account
of his early associations he has always
been able to get nearer to these people
than most men in the church. He knows
them and their ways and habits of
"I look upon pugilists, sporting men,
the young men and boys of the tougher
element as all men of force necessarily,
but force turned in the wrong direction.
They are harder to reform, but when they
do turn in the right direction are more
powerful for good than any other class."
Over in Scotland in 1893 Mr. Currie cre
ated write a sensation while working
amotiß the Glasgow toughs by converting
Johnny Hiliey, who had been champion
lightweight prize-fighter of Scotland, and
Robert Hindle, the old champion foot
racer. Hindle in 1864 won a prize offered
by Currie in a 440-yard race in 49 seconds.
Mr. Currie in speaking of iiis plans said :
"What I want to do is to g°t a building to
be used as a mission, where the street
urchins and young toughs can be gathered
and made to feel that it is theirs. In
Brooklyn, where I was for two years doing
this work, the boys who came in were my
most active lieutenants. I remember the
prayer of one of these offered one day
[From a photograph.]
when they were about to go out to dis
tribute little slips with printed texts on
them: 'O Lord Jesus, yer knows we is
goin' out to give dese slips to de kids, an'
O Lord Jesus, I prays dey won't trow
"There iss need here in San Francisco for
work araone these boys from whom your
prisons are filled, and I do not think that
that class is being reached. They are pe
culiar. They cannot be induced to go to a
church nor to any place of worship except
some such one as I suggest, that they will
feel is their own. But little money is re
quired for the rent of a building and for
the maintenance of the mission, and I
have no doubt that there are plenty of
your rich people who will be ready to
supply that if they understood the case."
It was suggested to Mr. Currie that the
boys who frequent the downtown pool
rooms would be good material for him to
THE JOCKEY CLUB.
The Board of Directors Increased by
Two New Active Members.
The Pacific Coast Jockey Club has taken
another step toward increasing the interest
in horseracing and keeping the association
in the leaa in all matters pertaining to this
unusually popular sport and amusement.
With these ends in view the club held a
meeting last evening and it was decided to
increase the board of directors from tive to
W. S. Hobart and Barney Schrciber, the
weli-known lovers of fine horseflesh, were
elected unanimously as the new directors.
By making this selection the club acted
wisely, well knowing the popularity of
both men in turf circles. By trie infusion
of new blood into the club it is believed
that the next efforts will excel any taken
in the past.
In Memory of Tlunm.ii>.
The Iroquois Club committee of fifteen, ap
pointed, with Max Popper as chairman, to
arrange memorial services in honor of the late
Senator Tlmrman have arranged to rrold such
public services at the Columbia Theater Sun
clay next at 'I v. m.
The exorcises will be opened by J. J. Flynn,
president of the Iroquois Club. Prayer will be
offered by Rabbi V'oorsanger and the eulogy
will be delivered by Immigration Commisiorier
W. P. Stradley. Music will be rendered by a
quartet under the leadership of Professor
A Marine Suffocated.
Herman Maine, up to three weeks ago a
marine on the United States cruiser Boston,
was suffocated in his room at 10 Mason street
yesterday afternoon. He returned to his room
eailv yesterday morning after being out the
night" before with some friends and, either
with suicidal intent or by accident, left the
gas flowing. The body was discovered by J.
\V. Becker, the proprietor of the lodging
house, at 5:30 p. m., and he immediately noti
fied the Coroner.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1895.
WEIGHED DOWN BY DEBTS
Hans H. Kohler Has Filed His
Petition in Insol
IS PRACTICALLY PENNILESS.
Debts to the Amount of $379,827 Are
Alleged Against Him, and He
Has No Assets.
Hans Kohler, formerly a member of the
big wine firm of Kohler, Frohling & Co.,
lias become insolvent, and against him
are alleged debts to the amount of $379,527.
His insolvency has been some time in
coming, but creditors were beginning suits
against him, and finally the last step was
Of the $379,827 there is not very much
which represents actual liabilities, but the
HANS H. KOIILER.
[Reproduced from a photograph.]
insolvent, while yet a member of the wine
firm, was interested in some of the deals
of the company, aDd $363,000 of his debts
are eli.'i -'/cable to these transactions.
Wells, Fargo & Co.'s bank holds a note for
$150,000, ami Kohler, together with tiie
other members of the firm, are on the note
as sureties. Each signed in his individual
capacity, and so the entire amount must
tigure as one ot Hans Kohler's liabilities.
There was another transaction, a land
deal involving $2i;3,000, and guaranteeing
the fulfillment of the contract
of purchase and the payment of
the purchase price, the firm again
figures each member in his individual ca
pacity. Among them is Hans Kohler, and
thus another item of $213,000 is added to
his sum of unpaid accounts.
There still remains a balance of over $16,
--OCO, however, and these are Kohler's own
debts. They represent any number of ex
pensive bills, and in the list of creditors
ihe jeweler and the restaurant-keeper
figure. This $16,000 represents that amount
over and above the fortune which Hans
Kohler inherited from his father. What
he received has been variously estimated
at from $200,000 to $225,000, but it is not \
probable that he actually inherited any- j
thing like that sum. But whatever it was j
it is all gone, and only a heap of unpaid
Another item in the list is a note for
$5000 held by Mrs. Eliza Kohler, mother
of the merchant, and another for $10,000
held by the firm. These notes represent
the end of the transactions which finally
ended in Hans Kohler's retirement from
the firm of Kohler «fc Fronting. He wa'i
owner of a third interest in the firm, from
which he derived an income of from $500
to $1000 a month. His exit from the com
pany was sudden and complete, and not
withstanding his paying interest when all
accounts had been balanced he gave his
note for $15,000 and got out. This was
after he had become a surety on the big
accounts which form such a large propor
tion of his debts.
Kohler's exit from the lirra occurred in
August last and since then his affairs have
been in the hands of his attorney, Addison
E. Shaw. Jlr. Shaw has beeri trying to
straighten things out, but some" of the
creditors showed a disposition to sue for
their money and it was then that insolv
ency became Kohler's only recourse.
Hammersmith & Field, the jewelers,
were the most importunate creditors and
they finally assigned their $300 account to
D. A. Curtin and bade him sue. This pre
cipated matters and before the othercredi
tors could do likewise, Kohier applied to
His principal liabilities*, outside of the
two big items mentioned above, are: Eliza
Kohler, note, $5000; Kohler & Frohling,
note, $10,000; Hammersmith A Field, $215;
Raphael, Weil & Co., $50 90; George C.
Shrove <fe Co., $180; W. C. Davis, note, $400;
E. Marx, note, $500.
Kohler has not a dollar that he can call
an asset. He is working for a salary in
the employ of the wine association and he
will not be able to pay one cent on the
dollar. He will be relieved from liability
on his indorsement of the Wells- Fargo note
and the $213,000, and that after all is his
principal reason for petitioning to be de
THE BLIND EX-BOSS' AIM
Getting Even With the Fire De
partment Because He
Cannot Use It.
An Investigation Which Is Now Being
Conducted by the Merchants'
Referring to the subject of the charges
made by O. F. Willey of the Grand Jury
against the Fire Department Chief Engin
eer Sullivan said last night that there is
nothing in the department that requires
concealment. Some time ago, the Chief
said, he met John Hammerschmidt, a mem
ber of the Grand Jury, at the Olympic
Club, when that gentleman told him that
the body of which he was a member would
visit the department and inquire into its
"I told him," said the Chief, "that it was
a duty the jurors owed their fellow-citi-
Zens; that the department had been al
lowed a liberal sum of money, and that the
Grand Jury ought to see how the money is
expended, and that I would be pieased to
help him or his fellow-members in any
""Subsequently I met George T. Gaden,
and supposing he was a member of the
Mercnants' Association explained to him
the workings and condition of the depart
ment and suggested that the association to
which he belongs make an investigation.
Afterward it came to my knowledge that
he is a member of the Civic Federation.
His association is welcome to inquire into
"After that I called on F. W. Dohrmann,
president of the Merchants' Association,
and told him what I had told Mr. Gaden,
and he appeared to be very much inter
ested and seemed pleased at the suggestion
to have a committee of his association
make an investigation. After that I spoke
to other members of the association and a
committee on behalf of the association is
making an investigation. The gentlemen
of this association are deeply interested in
municipal matters and a report from them
will have a good deal of weight.
"This whole matter of the Grand Jury
charges is the work of Buckley. "Willey
admitted that he obtained his information
from Johnny McCarthy, who was a dis
trict engineer and was let out for receiv
ing bribes. I asked Willey if he knew
who McCarthy was and he said he did.
'Then,' I said to him, 'you know what
you are doing.'
"Buckley has been trying to run the de-
■ partment since his return from London,
but he cannot do it, for the department is
not in politics. Shortly after his return
he was brought to me near the engine
house on Bush street, Jake Rudolph being
with him. He said he wanted me to put a
certain man in tiie department. I told
him that man was going on, but not for
him, as he had been promised a position
at the request of then Supervisor Dundon.
1 took occasion to say to Buckley that the
department was no longer in politics, and
that it was not run as it was when he went
away from here. He said he was very
glad to near that, bnt it waa not long be
fore lie sent for different men and com
menced tv give them orders as to wiiat he
wanted them to do in their respective dis
tricts. One of the first men he sent for
was Jim Buchanan of engine 9.
"Jim came to me and told me what
Buckley wanted him to do, and I told him
not to do it. He said that he did not know
but some change had been made in regard
to politics. He was told that no change
had been made aim if he wanted to retain
his place he had better let politics alone,
and he did.
"There were others who did not pay at
tention to the rule and took their orders
from Buckley. Six or eight of these were
called to account and were quietly dropped
from the department roll. That showed
the others that we meant what we said
about being out of politics, and that was a
stopper to receiving orders from Buckley."
Sitting Bull's pony, which was in hl3
possession when he was shot on tne Stand
ing Rock Reservation some live years ago,
is now owned by a farmer in Stanley
County, S. D.
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PRELATE AS SANTA CLAUS
Archbishop Riordan Gives Pres
ents to the Children of the
Seven Hundred Tots Enjoy Their An-
nual Christmas Festival at the
The art gallery of the Mechanics' Pavil
ion presented a pleasant spectacle yester
day afternoon, auguring well for the pat
ronage Santa Claus will receive m the
holidays at hand.
The occasion was the annual Christmas
festival of the children of the day homes
throughout the City. The scene had been
appropriately prepared for the occasion
and many prominent adults attended to
enjoy the unrestrained glee of the little
Archbishop Riordan, aided by Santa
Claus, enacted the popular role of distrib
utor of presents to the boys and girls.
Each j^iri received a warm dr^ss and a
beautifully attired doll, while the boys had
drums, horns and trumpets galore. Every
child was given a souvenir box of candy.
Archbishop Riordan made an eloquent
plea for charity, especially directed in favor
of children and complimented the teachers
on the evidences of their noble work.
The full programme rendered was as
"Adeste Fideles" By the Children
Opening Address Nellie Kingston
Ciiristmas Welcome By the Children
Bird Sons By Kindergarten class
Recitation "How lirundma Danced"
Song. "ChTismas Bells' By the Children
" 1 ripping Through the Meadows"
By Class of Sixteen (St. Joseph's Convent)
Kindergarten Game, "The Wind and Boasting
y now flakes"
By Ten Little Girls.
Song.. By Afternoon Sewing Ciass (St. Francis
"Cheerily, Lads. Yo Ho!" By Sailor Boys
Souk, "Beautiful Birds" By the Children
Dumbbell Drill Class of Twenty-four
Leader, Isabel McDonald (Sacred Heart Home).
Drama, '-Crib of Bethlehem".. .St. Joseph's Home
Vocal Trio "Noel"
Poem "Birth of Our Lord"
Tableau "Crib of Bethlehem"
"Santa Clans is Coming" By the Twins
(Johnnie and Nellie Hoffman).
Song, "Hurrah for Santa Clans"... By the Children
Appearance of Hanta Claus.
Distribution of gifts.
The day homes, which are located in
different parts of the city, are governed by
the Sisters of the Holy Family, of which
Sister Dolores is the head. The work has
been established ten years and has been
growing in favor since its institution.
Salvation Soldier Attacked.
Theo Bergman, 52G Kearny street, is a mem
ber of the Salvation Army, and last nieht at
the Clay-street barracks he asked a man who
was talking loudly anil making a disturbance
to behave himself. The man struck him in
the mouth with his clenched fist, cutting open
his lip. Bergman went to the Receiving Ho?
--jiital, where his wounded lip whs stitched and
We have been compelled to change
our location to 111 Montgomery street,
and com mencing at 11 A. M. daily we
will resume our
Of WATCHES, DIAMONDS,
JEWELRY and SILVERWARE,
Commenced in our old store on Sutter
street. We are positively retiring frcm
business, and everything must bssold
at any sacrifice. If you want a suitable
Elegant Plate Service or Jewelry for
yourself, you can mme your own price
AND GET THE BEST.
Sales at 1 1 A. M. and 2P. M.
M. WUNSCH & GO.
111 Montgomery Street.
NEW TO-DAY— DRY GOODS. . . . . '.
PEERLESS HOLIDAY STOCK
No more ELEGANT AND APPROPRIATE CHRISTMAS PRESENT for
a lady or child could be imagined than a HANDSOME DRESS PATTERN,
and nowhere else can such a vast and varied assortment of BEAUTIFUL
STYLES AND NOVELTIES in Dress Goods and Silks be found as we are
showing. Consequently we append a few of the EXTRAORDINARY
TRACTION'S presented in these lines, and in inviting their inspection we
reiterate our .suggestions that ladies who call during the morning hours
will avoid the tremendous afternoon crowd, and therefore secure a more
satisfactory choice from the
Countless Marvelous Bargains Offered.
COLORED DRESS GOODS.
At S5 Cents.
150 pieces 38-INCH FANCY MIXED SUITING, Persian effects, extra value for 40c,
■will be placed on sale at 25c a yard. •
At 4O Cents.
75 pieces 36- INCH ALL-WOOL CHEVIOT PLAIDS, bright colorings, will be placed
on sale at 40c a yard.
At SO Cents. ';• *
88 pieces 46-INCH FINE ALL-WOOL SCOTCH HEATHER SUITING, mottled
effects, value for 75c; will be placed on sale at 50c a yard.
At 75 Cents.
59 pieces INCH ALL-WOOL AND SILK AND WOOL NOVELTY SUITING, good
value for $1, will be placed on sale at 75c a yard.
At 4 1.00.
30 pieces 44-INCH ALL-WOOL ENGLISH CURL SUITING, latest colorings, will be
placed on sale at $1 a yard. ->'.'?-; '-V V r.? ;
At SO Cents.
87 pieces 48-INCH SUPERIOR ALL-WOOL ENGLISH NAVY STORM SERGE,
value for 75c, will be placed on sale at 50c a yard.
At 75 Cents.
74 pieces 50-INCH FINE ALL-WOOL NAVY STORM SERGE, worth $1, will be placed
on sale at 75c a yard. •.? ■
At 75 Cents. j.
32 pieces 56-INCH ALL-WOOL ENGLISH TWILLED KERSEY CYCLING CLOTH,
good value for $1 25, will be placed on sale at 75c a yard.
At 1 .00.
96 pieces 50-INCH EXTRA FINE ALL-WOOL FRENCH BROADCLOTH, elegant
shades, regular price $1 50, will be placed on sale atsl a yard.
At 25 Cents. ;
500 yards CREPON SILK, dark and medium shades, good value for 75c, will be offered
this week at 25c a yard.
At 35 Cents.
1000 yards FANCY STRIPED TAFFETA SILK, good value for 60c, will be offered
this week at 35c a yard.
At so Cents.
1500 yards FIGURED AND STRIPED TAFFETA SILK, good value for 85c, will be
offered this week at 50c a yard.
At 75 Cents.
2000 yards FANCY STRIPED BENGALINE SILK, good value for $1 50, will be offered
this week at 75c a yard.
At 7 5 Cents.
600 yards BLACK FIGURED SATIN, good value for $1, will be offered this week for
75c a yard.
At 75 Cents.
1250 yards BLACK BENGALINE SILK, good value for $1 25, will be offered this week
for 75c a yard.
1200 yards 24-INCH BLACK SATIN DUCHESS, good value for $1 50, will be offered
this week at $1 a vard.
900 yards BLACK FIGURED GROS GRAIN SILK, extra good value for $1 25, will be
offered this week at $1 a yard.
1500 yards FIGURED EVENING SILKS, handsome designs, rich colorings, good
value for $2, will be offered this week at $1 25 a yard.
I BLACK DRESS GOODS.
At 35 Cents.
2 cases 38-INCH ALL-WOOL STORM SERGE, extra good value for 50c, will be sold at
35c a yard.
At . 4O Cents.'
2 cases 46-INCH EXTRA FINE ALL-WOOL FRENCH HENRIETTA, worth 65c,
will be sold at 40c a yard.
At SO Cents.
cases 46-INCH FINE ALL-WOOL FRENCH CREPON, worth regular $1, will be
sold at 50c a yard.
At SO Cents.
2 cases INCH FINE ALL-WOOL ENGLISH SERGE, extra good value for 85c, will
be sold at 60c a yard.
"', . At 75 Cents.
2 cases 54-INCH ALL-WOOL SCOTCH CHEVIOTS, worth $1 25, will be sold at 75c
25 pieces 50-INCH FINE FRENCH BOUCLE, worth regular $1 50, will be Bold at $1
a yard. . i.tsr ■ ■^-Su'Vif&fr&y
%& : %: .•;.•--,;• At 4 1.00.
5 cases 42-INCH PRIESTLEY'S LATEST NOVELTIES IN FANCY WEAVES, will
be placed on sale at $1 a yard.
2 cases 58-INCH ALL PURE WOOL ENGLISH CHEVIOTS, worth $2, will be offered
at $1 25 a yard. »
50 BEAUTIFUL HAND-EMBROIDERED ROBES, former price $25, $35, $50; reduced
to $10, $15 and $20 each. . .
STORE OPEN EVERY EVENING.
■ For the benefit of Holiday buyers who are unable to make selections during; the day we
will bold a series of SPECIAL EVENING SALES during the balance of the Holiday season.
fm/fP^ MURPHY BUILDING-, I
(/(/ Marlst street, corner of Jm, /