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Enters the Contest of the
Will Which He
THUS HE MAY DISIN
He Is in Opposition Now to
Both of the Fair
ALL IN A VERY QUEER TANGLE
The Sisters Remain Aloof and Will
Watch the Fight From Neutral
Charles L. Fair went into court yester
day and signified his intention to light the
Will of bis father dated *he 24th of Sep
tember, better known as the "pencil will."
By so doing he deliberately placed himself
in waiting for a total disinheritance, for
be is now in opposition to both wills and
he must lose if either of them win.
His action has created amazement all
down the line of laymen and lawyers who
learned of it, and who have kept the shift
ing situation of the Fair will contest suffi
ciently in mind to follow its import.
This move has been under consideration
by Mr. Fair and his attorneys for a few
days only. A new reading of the pencil
will, which they favored so hotly
and volubly and unanimously for
bo many months, is the cause of the re
nunciation of it, and Mr. Fair now finds
himself in a position of antagonism to
both wiils and to every other individual
and interest connected with his father's
estate and fairly in the middle of a broad
road toward disinheritance.
The action taken yesterday was no less
than a withdrawal of the application
made by Mr. Fair and his sisters for the
probate of the will of September 24 and the
tiling of a notice of contest of that will.
In other words, a complete reversal of his
attitude toward it— a blowing cold where
hot was blown.
This will of the 24th was brought for
ward by Charles L. Fair, his Bisters and
their attorneys. In presenting it to the
court with their petition for its probate
they declared their belief that it was the
last will and testament of James G. Fair;
that it was written throughout by his own
hand and signed by him. This was re
peated over and over by way of emphasis
and sworn to by all parties.
More than that, they secured the written
testimony of all the friends and intimates
of James G. Fair, over 100 in number, that
the pencil will was in his handwriting,
thus clinch iug the matter so that ihe op
position could not controvert it.
In the withdrawal and contest filed yes
terday Mr. Fair— for he acts alone, inde
pendent of his sisters— with Knight &
Heggerty for his counsel, takes all that
back. He says that when he tiled the peti
tion for probate he did believe all he then
said, but has since changed his mind, and
therefore asks leave to withdraw the peti
tion for probate and file a contest in its
What has caused Mr. Fair to change his
Of course, it cannot be stated as an ab
solute certainty, but it is a fact that he
has, since Delmas & Shortridge began the
contest for Dr. Levingston, come to a new
understanding of the terms of the pencil
•will. Under th« trust will — with the trust
knocked out — each of the three Fair chil
dren got a third of the estate. Under the
pencil will they woula get but a fourth.
This fact seems to have remained con
cealed to Mr. Fair and bis attorneys under
the following provision in the will:
The residue of my estate, property of
every description, I give and bequeath
to my children, Theresa A. Oelrichg,
Virginia 1 air and Charles 1.. Fair,
iiharv and fthare alike, and to their
Now it so happens that Mrs. Oelrichs
has a son and underthis provision, so the at
torneys for Dr. Levingston have estimated,
he wouM come in for on equal share, rnak-
Ibc the division into four equal parts. It
is (his discovery by Mr. Fair at this late
date that is supposed to have influenced
him to take the hazardous steps of con
testing the will which he himself set vp —
which he himself set upas a weapon with
which to contest the earlier will.
Mr. Fair's action of yesterday is eati
tuated by attorneys generally as the act of
a man who has lost bis head — who is
frightened and does not know just what to
do. and therefore does damage; goes about
breaking vases and flower-pota in his ow n
His sisters have not joined him in the
action. They have thought better of it,
and stand aloof willing to allow the others
to do the fighting.
The contest was already on, precipitated
by Van EL Paterson, representing the son
of Mrs. Oelrichs. It could have been
fought out by him as against Dr. Leving
fton, and the decision, reached without
the declared hostility of Charles Fair,
would have worked the same, and, so far
as he was concerned, without Durninz his
bridges. It is evident that the sisters in
tend to remain on this neutral ground, re
maining mere lookers-on at the fight.
Charies Fair throughout the contest has
presented a most remarkable spectacle of
changing base. In the first instance,
joined with his sisters he opposed the pio
bate of the will of September 21 and
brought forward the will of the 24th as the
real and genuine last will and testament.
Then to test the trust clause of the will of
the 21?t he brought suit under a law made
to order for the purpose for the
possession of the Lick House property.
The trust clause was decided by
the lower court to be invalid. That
removed nearly all objection to the
earlier will, and all the heirs were now
ready to accept it. When it was found
tiiat Dr. Levingston, named as an executor
of the wilt of the 24th, intended to insist
upon the probate of that will, in view of
the united indorsement by all of the chil
dren, Charles Fair withdrew his opposi-
Bition to the probate of the will of the 21st.
The last shift in to withdraw his petition
for the probate of ihe will of the 24th.
Thus he stands In opposition to both
■wills, one of which is indorsed by the trus
tees and the grandchildren and other
equally remote relative?, and the other
still stands indorsed by the daughters,
Virginia and Mrs. Oelrichs.
The situation loses none of its interest
to the disinherited, and Mr. Fair's move
lias the effect of adding still a new com
One of the oddest features which the
case presents is the fact that the contest of
the will of the 24th is being made on be
half of Mrs. Oelrichs' son, while under
this will, by the provision quoted above,
he is made an heir on equal terms with his
mother and the other Fair children.
WITHDRAW LAND CONTEST
Contents of the Two Documents
The withdrawal and contest were filed
by Charles Heggerty yesterday afternoon.
The application for leave to withdraw is
Now comes Charles L. Fair and respectfully
represents to the court as follows:
That on the 18th day of March, 1895, a cer
tain writing, bearing date the 24th <!ay of
September, 1894, nnd purporting to be the last
will and testament of said James Ci. Fair, de
ceased, and purporting to have been entirely
written, dated and signed by said James G.
Fair, deceased, on said 24th day of September,
1894, was filed in this court by this petitioner,
Charles L. Fair, and his sisters, Theresa A.
Oelrichs and Virginia Fair, together with
their petition, -wherein they did allege and
state that said writing was the last will and
testament of said james G. Fair, deceased, and
that it was entirely written, dated and signed
by him, and wherein they did petition and
pray said court to admit and allow said writing
to probate as the last will and testament of
saia James G. Fair, deceased, and that letters
of administration with the s-aid will annexed
be thereupon issued to them; that such pro
ceedings were thereafter and upon said peti
tion had and taken in by said Superior Court
that the said petition had been continued for
hearing from time to time and is now pending
and undetermined and 6aia alleged will has
never been admitted to probate.
That at the time of filing said writing bear
ing date the 24th day of September, 1894, and
at tho time of filing said petition for the pro
bate thereof, as the last will and testament of
the said James G. Fair, deceased, this peti
tioner then believed, as far as he had been
able to ascertain of, about and concerning,
and examining the said writing, that it was
the genuine writing of, and was entirely
written, dated and signed by said James G.
Fair, deceased, and was his last will and testa
ment; and acting upon and under such belief,
petitioner joined in and became a party to the
said petition for the probate ot the said writ
ing dated September 24, 1594.
That subsequently to the said 13th day of
March, 1895, petitioner was informed and be
came, and now is honestly and fully convinced
and satisfied, and verily believes, and upon
such information and belief petitioner here
and now alleges that said writing dated Sep
tember 24, 1894, purporting to be tho last will
and testament of said James G. Fair, deceased,
and filed by this petitioner and his sisters in
this court on March 18, 1895, together with a
petition for its probate, was not and is not the
last or any will of said James G. Fair, de
ceased, or in his handwriting, and that the
said alleged will was not and was never, either
on September 24 : 1894, or at any other time,
written or dated or signed by said James G.
Fair, deceased, or in his handwriting or by his
Wherefore said petitioner. Charles L. Fair,
does hereby and now withdraw the saia peti
tion, and withdraws his name from and his
consent to said petition so far as he is con
cerned, and requests and prays the said court
to permit and allow such withdrawal, and to
dismiss and deny the said petition, and for
such other order as may be proper in the
promises. And to refuse and deny probate of
said alleged will of September 24, i 894. Dated
April 7, 3896. Charles L. Fail, petitioner;
Knight <fc Heggerty, attorneys for petitioner.
'J tie contest to t lie will sets forth rim the
main allegations of the withdrawal ; when
the pencil will was filed, and what proceed
ings had taken place, and then follow the
allegations that the will is not in Fair's
handwriting, nor did he ever sign or date
it. The document concludes as follows:
Wherefore, this petitioner and contestant,
Charles L. Fair, prays and petitions as follows:
First— This petitioner. Charles L. Fair, doea
hereby and now withdraws nis said petition
to probate said alleged will of September 24,
1894— withdraws his consent and signature
thereto, and prays the court to allow such
withdrawal, and to dismiss and deny the said
petition in so far as he is concerned therein
and a party thereto, and to strike his name
from and out of said petition for the probate
of said alleged will.
Second— This petitioner prays that the said
alleged will, bearing date September 24, 1894,
and the whole thereof, be adjudged and de
creed not to have been written on date or
signed by the said James G. Fair, deceased, and
tnat it be denied probate as the last will, or
any will of the said James G. Pair, deceased,
and that the said petition filed by this peti
tioner and his said sisters, and the petition
filed by Marc Levingston for the probate of the
will be denied.
1 bird— For such action and further order,
judgment, process, decree and relief, both gen
eral and special, as may be necessary and
proper in the premises.
THEY ARE IN A BAD FIX
Sherrick, a Democratic War
horse of Ohio, Makes a
The Banker, an Old Friend and Neigh
bor of McKinley, Here on
Johnson Bherrick of Canton, Ohio, an
intimate friend and neighbor of Governor
McKinley, and a wealthy business man
who loves politics simply because of the
fascination in it, is at the Grand with his
He is the president of the Canton First
National Bank, president and treasurer of
the Canton Hardware Company, and waa
during his most active years in the politics
of Ohio a Democratic State Senator.
"McKiuley and I started into politics
together years ago," remarked Mr. Sher
rick, '-but we took different sides, and
neither of us have ever been able to con
vert the other to his way of thinking. I
have aspired to no office, for 1 have been
in politics only for the fun of the thing. I
like to maice political speeches. Yes, I
have canvassed the northwest part of Ohio
pretty well at different times.
"McKinley -will of course carry Ohio
unanimously at the convention, and I
hope he will get the nomination, not
that I am a protectionist, for I am not — I
believe in duty for revenue only — but be
cause he is a rinb, true man.
"I am a Democrat, but I prefer not to
discuss the party situation. The truth of
the matter is, the Democrats are in a bad
fix. It it is not through their fault. The
party has been the victim of circum
stances, and has to father the blame for
things begun before Cleveland's adminis
"The panic was on when the McKinley
bill was passed. Gold was low when Har
rison went out; I know that. The Wilson
bill would bring in more re/ enue than the
McKinley bill; I know that, too. The
idea of taxing one man to protect another
is not democratic.
"Chauncey Depew does not care a cent
whether Morton is nominated or not, ac
cordine to my idea, but he is acting for
New York bankers."
Mr. Sherrick will spend this week seeing
the sights of the City. His business here
is simply for pleasure. He will then start
East by easy stages, spending a month on
the way and ending a sightseeing tour be
gun by a live weeks' visit iv the City of
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 1896.
AN INCENDIARY AT WORK
Deliberate Attempt to Destroy
the California Art Metal
ENGINEER HIBBIT'S DISCOVERY
Fire Marshal Towe Thinks It the
Work of a Discharged Employe
or Business Rival.
A deliberate attempt to destroy by fire
the building, 51 Fremont street, occupied
by the California Art Metal Works, was
made on Monday night, and it was by the
merest accident that the whole block was
not burned to the ground.
About half-past 6 o'clock George R. Hib
bits, engineer in Thompson's planing mill,
312 Mission street, which is directly in the
rear of 51 Fremont street, was iv. the act
of closing up the mill before going home,
when he happened to stoop down and a
glimmer of light struck his eye. He was
fortunately at a spot on a direct line with
the rear door of 51 Fremont street, which
Knowing that the employes in the metal
Scene ofithe Incendiary Attempt at the California Metal Works on Fremont Street.
Marshal Towe Considers That but for Engineer Hibbits 1 Fortunate Discovery
a Disastrous Conflagration Compr ising the Entire Block Might Have Resulted.
[Sketched by a "Call" artist.]
works had all gone home he thought that
some one had carelessly left the light
burning. He went over to the works, but
saw no light in the office. This puzzled
him and on returning he looked under the
stairway and saw a lot of old overalls and
jumpers in a heap on the floor. He moved
them and to his surprise there was a
lighted candle underneath. The flamo
had not yet communicated with the heap
of clothing, and it was evident that the
Jigiited candle and the clothing had been
piaced there only a minute or so before.
Hibbits blew out the light and immedi
ately notified Policeman Rial and Special
Officer Sample. They made an examina
tion and found the clothing and candle
were so placed as to lead only to one con
clusion — that the purpose was to set lire
to the building occupied by the metal
Rial notified Sergeant Donovan, who in
turn reported the case to Captain Spil
lane. The captain instructed Donovau to
telephone Jure Marshal Towe and leave
everything untouched iil he arrived.
The Fire Marshal hurried to the South
ern Police station and, accompanied by
Sergeant Donovan, went to 51 Fremont
street, where they were joined by Police
The Fire Marshal made a careful inves
tigation and this is his report: "I found
under the stairway leading to the second
story of 51 Fremont street a pile of work
men's overalls and jumpers, which had
been saturated with turpentine and coal
oil. Under the clothing was a piece of
candle, an inch and a half long, and along
side of the candle was a wooden box with
black varnish in it. I also found a coal-oil
lamp with the top unscrewed and the
"The sides of the stairs were daubed
with black varnish and coal oil and the
candle was stuck on a piece of cardboard
on a pile of canvas, which had also black
varnish on it. Had the candle burned
down to this preparation the whole block
would have gone, as the building is an
old ramshackle one, all open above the
first floor, and the fire could not have
been seen from the street till it bad got a
"Sergeant Donovan placed Rial to watch
the building in the hope that the man
who did it was waiting for the firebells to
ring, and I thought he might return to see
what was the cause of the failure of his
attempt, or else would come back tore
move the evidence, but he did not return.
"The owners of tlie works can give no
reason for the attempt and I am satistied
they were not concerned in it, as there is
no motive for them to do it. It is the
work of an enemy and I have the name of
a person who threatened he would get
even with them two weeks ago. The job
has the impression of one well knowing
the place and no doubt some discharged
employe did it or some rival in business.
It was a fortunate discovery, as through
the blowing out of that candle by Hibbits
a serious conflagration was averted."
The Fire Marshal thinks it is a singular
coincidence that the card on which the
candle was stuck was the same as a card
he found underneath his front door when
he returned about midnight from his in
"It was not there," said the Fire Mar
shal last night, "when I left the house at
9 o'clock to go to the Southern station,
but it was there when I returned three
hours later. It may not have any bearing
on the case, but it is singular."
The cards were those of the Great West
ern Boot and Shoe Repairing Company,
562 Mission street and 631^ Sacramento
On October 29, 1895, there was a fire in
Thompson's planing mill, which commu
nicated with the rear of the metal works.
The loss at that time was estimated at
STILL AFTER THAT DICTIONARY
Genuine Success of the Supplemental
Distribution Lately Begun.
At the headquarters of the Pacific Coast
Newspaper Syndicate the cry is "Still they
come," for there are very many readers in
and out of the City who are filing their ap
plications during these few days while the
offer remains open by which they can bo
easily secure the Encyclopaedic Dictionary.
The work itself i& an entirely new idea
in reference books, beinp at once a dic
tionary and an encyclopedia, and as such
it takes the place of many other books on
special subjects put together.
Its utility has been fully demonstrated
by the 500* sets originally distributed in
the 500 cultured homes, where it has been
examined and compared with ether dic
tionaries and encyclopedias.
Many who realfy desired to get the vol
umes during the original distribution
failed to do so through hesitation or delay,
and these, now that another opportunity
i? presented, are hastening to avail them
selves of its benefits.
But it should be remembered that this
week -will see the close of this altogether
notable undertaking in the way of a book
distribution, and readers are therefore ad-
monished to act while yet there is time,
for beginning Monday the price of tne
work will be advanced to $42 per set, the
best styles of binding costing even more.
VALLEY ROAD FINANCES
Joint Meeting of the Directors
and Trustees to Discuss
This Is the Amount Necessary to
Complete the Road— John Moss
as Traffic Manager.
There is not to be a single day of un
necessary delay in completing the con
struction of and fully equipping the San
Francisco and San Joaquin Valley Rail
road from Ban Francisco to Fresno. This
was evidenced at the joint meeting of the
directors and trustees of the company held
yesterday afternoon, which was one of the
most important since the organization of
Two matters of great moment were up
for consideration. One was the appoint
ment of a traffic manager and the other
was the question of raising funds to com
plete the road as originally projected. The
latter consumed most ot the two-hour
The capital stock of the company is
$6,0u0,000. Of this but $2,500,000 worth in
round numbers has been issued, and but
60 per cent of this has thus far been called
for. It is calculated, however, to consume
this entire sum in the construction of the
section which is now neanng completion
— that is the division between Stockton
and Fresno. Two equally important sec
tions will then have to be provided for—
those between San Francisco and Stockton
and between Fresno and Bakerslield. The
former, it is estimated, will cost about
$2,. r .00,000 and the latter about $3,500,000.
The conference between the trustees of
the stockholders and the directors was
held principally to devise ways how best
to raise this $6,000,000. Only Jamea Cross,
representing the Hobart estate, was ab
sent of the trustees. Those present were:
A. B. Spreckels, Lovell White. Daniel
Meyer, Thomas Brown, J. D. Phelan, C.
de Quigne, O. D. Baldwin and P. W. Van
Sicklen. Of the directors the following
were in attendance: Claus Spreckels, J.
D. Spreckels, Captain A. H. Payson, Rob
ert Watt, J. B. Stetson. Leon Schloss, Al
vinza Hayward and Isaac Upham.
T wo methods of financiering the project
to an early completion were discussed.
One was the sale of the additional stock
remaining unissued, and the other was to
mortgage the entire projected line from
San Francisco to Bakerslield and to bond
it for $6,000,000.
It was decided that preference should be
given to the construction of the Fresno-
Bakersfield section, as that would jtive a
road that would at once return a paying
After the matter had been thoroughly
canvassed by All the gentlemen present it
was decided to place the whole matter in
the hands of a committee of six, composed
of three directors and three trustees. The
following named comprise this committee:
Directors Stetson, Watt and Payson and
Trustees Phelan, Van Sicklen and Bald
win. They will report at a future meeting
of the directors and trustees, to be held at
an early day.
John Moss was appointed to have charge
of all freight and passenger business, under
the title of traffic manager. He is ex
pected to assume the duties of his new
position on the Ist of May.
For many years past Mr. Moss has cred
itably rilled the position of assistant local
freight agent of the Soutcern Pacific Com
pany, with headquarters at Fourth and
Townsend streets, having a corps of more
than I*3o clerks under him. Mr. Moss was
tendered the position a few days ago, and
signified that he would accept it to the
committee that waited on him. His resig
nation is now in the hands of the Southern
Mr. Moss has a thorough acquaintance
ship with the merchants of this City, and
this, added to his technical knowledge of
the railroad business, led to his selection
for this responsible and important posi
The Valley road's traffic manager served
an apprenticeship in the London and
Northwestern Railway before coming to
this country, after which he was engaged
to go to Canada to fill a position with the
Great Western Railway, now leased to the
Grand Trunk. After four or five years in
Canada he was offered a better position in
St. Louis by the Atlantic and Pacific road.
For some time he filled the position of
joint agent of that road and the Missouri
Pacific at St. Louis. Twenty years ago he
came to San Francisco and has ever since
been in the employ of the Southern Pa
LASHED WITH A WHIP. '
Policeman Gillin's Experience With a
John Nolan, a livery-stable keeper on
California street, between Polk street and
Van Ness avenue, was detained at the City
Prison at an early hour yesterday morn
ing on a charge of battery, and Frank
Sullivan, a hackdriver, was registered on
the charge of violating the hack ordi
nance. The complaining witness against
both was Policeman P. A. Gillin.
Sullivan was driving a hack along Sutter
street and Nolan was seated beside him.
Their loud talking attracted the attention
of Gillin, who was standing on the corner
of Sutter and Larkin streets. As the hack
was without lights Gillin stopped it and
ordered Sullivan to put in the lights. Sul
livan objected and told Gillin to xnind his
own business. GilJin climbed on the
wheel to put Sullivan under arrest, when
Nolan seized tha whip and laßhed the
horses. Gillin clung to the hack and was
dragged Half a block, Nolan lashing him
and the horses alternately with the wbip.till
Gillin managed to grab hold of the reins
and brought the horses to a standstill.
He then placed both men under ar rest.
The cases were called in Judge Low's
court yesterday morning and continued
Changes tn Bates on Wool.
As an encouragement to the wool-scouring
industry of California the Southern Pacific
Company has announced a change in the rates
on wools in grease and scoured wool, to go
into effect on the 28d inst. In carload lots of
not less than ten tons wool' in grease will be
cnrried from California terminals to Atlantic
points, when compressed in bales holding
nineteen pounds to the cubic foot, for $1 per
100 pounds. This is an increase on present
rates of 20 cents per lOOpourds. On the other
hnnd scoured wool under similar conditions
will be taken for $1 25 per 100 pounds, a
reduction of 25 cents per 100 on the prevail
The earthworm bores its hole by passing
the earth through its body, and backing
out so as to leave it on the surface. This
hole goes down often six or eight feet, and
into it the worm retreats in the daytime.
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Scott's Syrup Hypophosphltes. 85c
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match, regular price 50c, 60c and 65c, will be offered at 25c a yard.
At GO Centra a. Yard.
WHITE SWISS FLOUNCING AND DEMI-FLOUNCING, embroidered, hemstitched,
27 and 45 inches wide, regular price $1 and $1 25, will be offered at 60c a yard.
BATISTE LACE COLLARS in linen shade, BUTTER POINT VENISE YOKES
trimmed with Oriental lace, regular price $ 1 75, will be offered at $1 each.
At 2O Cents a Yard.
BLACK DOTTED TUXEDO VEILING, trimmed with Butter Valenciennes Lace,
regular value 35c.
,:.. , J.. .:■■ !,.-- . .At 75 Conts. . •
BLACK CARRIAGE PARASOLS, in gloria silk, unlined, value $1, will be offered at
./. : 75c each. i . a '-.• : .• * y.'- *•* '-; _~
BLACK CARRIAGE PARASOLS, in gloria silk, lined, value $1 50, will be offered at
' . $1 each. ' ; ; X::: y. ■■::.
\, '-:■■'-■ "■■■'.:■ -A-t 51.23.
BLACK CARRIAGE PARASOLS, in ruffle trimmed, will be offered at $1 25 each.
■ : -. At $I.SO.
BLACK CARRIAGE PARASOLS, in silk gloria, two ruffles, will be offered at $1 50
BLACK CARRIAGE PARASOLS, ruffle trimmed, silk lined, will be offered at $2 each.
A.t 25 Cents.
No. 22 3-INCH ALL-SILK DRESDEN RIBBON, assorted colors, will be offered at 25c
.At 35 Cents.
3-INCH ALL-SILK SHADED RIBBON, in all the latest colors, will be offered at 360
-A_t SO Cents.
4-INCH ALL-SILK DRESDEN RIBBON, in all the new designs, will " ~" "
50c a yard.
.At 65 Cents.
5-INCH ALL-SILK DRESDEN RIBBON, in rich designs, will be offered
HOSIERY AND UNDERWE^.,
.- At 25 Cents ex Fair.
CHILDREN'S FINE RIBBED REALMACO COTTON HOSE, double knees, heels, sole
and toes, Hermsdorf dye, in black and assorted tan shades, regular value $4 20 a
.A-t 25 Cents a, Pair.
CHILDREN'S BLACK RIBBED FRENCH LISLE-THREAD HOSE, double knees,
heels and toes, warranted fast black, regular value 50c.
At 25 Cents a, Pair.
LADIES' REAL MACO COTTON HOSE, plain and Richelieu ribbed, high-spliced
heels and toes, Hermsdorf dye, black and assorted tan shades, will be offered at
25c a pair.
At 33. Cents a Pair. '
LADIES' RICHELIEU RIBBED LISLE-THREAD HOSE, black boot and colored
top combinations, also all black, regular price 50c.
At 83 Cents a Fair.
LADIES' INGRAIN BLACK COTTON HOSE, extra heavy, unbleached feet, high
spliced heels and toes,' onyx dye, regular price 50c.
A.t 5O Cents a Fair.
LADIES' FANCY REMBRANDT AND RICHELIEU RIBBED LISLE-THREAD
HOSE, in bronze, assorted tan shades and black, also black boot and colored top
combinations, will be offered at 50c a pair.
At SO Cents* Eacli.
LADIES' JERSEY RIBBED LISLE-THREAD VESTS, high neck, short and lone
sleeves; drawers made with French band to match; ecru and white, will be offered
at 50c each.
At 75 Cents Eaoa.
LADIES' JERSEY RIBBED WOOL, VESTS, higti neck, long and short sleeves, war-
ranted non-shrinkable, white, natural and pink color, regular price $1.
CORSETS! CORSETS !
LADIES' SATEEN CORSETS, extra lons waist and high bust, firmly and closely
boned, three side steels, silk flossed, perfect fit guaranteed, black and drab, regular
price 1 50. ' ;
*3- OCR NEW SPRING CATALOGUE Is now ready for distribution to oar
COUNTRY PATRONS ONLY, to whom it will be mailed free on receipt of address.
/M/B&*' MURPHY BUILDING, /
(/(/ Martot Street corner of Jones, /