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WATT. RETTEW & CLAY.
WATT. RETTEW * CLAY.
Store Closes Promptly at 6 P. fl.;$ ?'tturdays, iO.
WATT. RETTEW <L CLAT.
henomenal Values Will Greet You at W
General Clearance Sale
Commences To=morrow Morning
Our Annual Selling of
Dress Goods and Silk Remnants
Commences To=morrow Morning.
The above words are sufficient for many. To those who have never
attended-'our Annual Remnant Sales, we explain thus?Just prior to taking
inventory of stock, which occurs January 1st, we cull from the stocks all
short lengths and remnants that have accumulated during the Fall and Winter
season. These are ends of the season's best sellers, and contain a plenty for
waists, trimmhigs, skirts and School dresses. To sell them quickly we cut
them in many cases to
HALF REGULAR SELLING PRICES.
Black and Colored Goods in plain and fancy weaves. The dress goods
lenghths run from i}4 to 7 yards. The silic lengths run from }4 to 4 yards,
hi connection with the Remnant Sale we will offer
A Splendid Lot of Silk Velvets at 50c. a Yard.
These Velvets are all good colors, and are worth up to $1 a yard. You
can buy any quantity you wish at 50c. a yard. They are splendid for
trimming or millinery purposes.
and, in order to lighten the
you'll find prices clipped
Ladies' Coats. *
No doubt there's plenty of cold
weather ahead. So much additional
wisdom then to read more concerning
the changed prices on our splendidly
made, fashionably cut Coals for
The reduced prices and partial de?
Blue, black and green Cheviot Coats?
sizes 36 and 3S only?wero $8? now $5
Black and Green Kersey Coats?sizes 3C
and 38 only?were $10, now $7 each.
A few Cheviot Coats to close at $3 und
Black Double Capes, to close $1.76 and
Our entlro line of high-grade, silk lined
Kersey Coats, blue, black, Kreon and
-Crown, at a- third less than former
Plush Capes at wonderfully small prices.
Must closo them quickly.
Housekeepers will revel in good
values here to-morrow. Excellent,
reliable Linens and Flannels to be sold
at newly small prices.
Cl-inch Table Damask?In 6 hnndsomo
scroll and floral patterns?actual
grado at special low price 50c. a yard.
61-Inch Host Turkey lted Damask to go
at 374c. a yard.
Btrlctly All-pure-wool White Flannel?
an unusually good grade, ut 2f>i
yard. Tho regular 374c. grade Jit
86-lneh All-pure-wool White Flannel at
50e. a. yard.
Heavy White Shaker Flannel?30 Inches
Wido; tho 374c grade at 2Rc?Tho
yard-wide. fiOc. grade nt 374e.
Btrlctly All-puro-wool Skirt Patterns
lots of good designs?The $1.23 grade
at. 89c. each.
Four styles of daintily gottcn-up Cal
dars havo been reduced to 10c. each.
' $5 Blankets for $3.25.
Extra large size, full 12-4 White
Blankets?note the size, 12-4, not
11-4?strictly all pure wool warp and
filling; long, fluffy nap; warm and
comtortable. Have pink, blue, yellow
and red borders, handsomely bound
with silk. The most extraordinary
Blanket value of the season. Sell in
nil stores at $5 a pair. Our regular
low price is 54, but
For To-morrow only vie
Price Them at $3.25 Pair.
These Blankets are excellently
woven of pure wool yarns?very
durable and serviceable. Five dollars
never bought a better blanket in any
other store?these, for to-morrow
only, at special price $}.?3 a pair.
In a few days the arduous task of taking stock begins,
work, we must lignteirthe stocks.
Here, there and everywhere throughout this great store
Dolls, Toys and Games at Exactly Malf-Prices 1
Books at Tremendous Reductions!
Fancy Goods and Novelties at One-Third Off Their Before?Christmas
We want to make this a Clearance Sale that clears. We must sell an enormous
amout of merchandise in the.next few days^_SQ_._
The Offerings Throughout the Store Will Be Positively Extraordinary.
Of Exquisite Candies,
The Candies must give up the space the} ,
under way that compel us to sell the Candies quickly|
So, beginning to-morrow, the Candy prices
The Fine Chocolates that have been Sellins her? at
ask 60c. for) are reduced to 29c a pound.
These that havo been selling here at 19c. (same as cont
reduced to 15c. a pound.
Our excellent 10c. Mixture, equals confectioners 15c.
to Sc. a pound.
The handsomely boxed, del'.clous assorted Allegros bay
The rioney=Saving Remnant Sale
Of Dress Goods and Silks
points the way to great savings on strictly meritorious weaves?weaves that have found
foremost favor with our public's shrewdest buyers. The same can truthfully be said of every
other offering in this announcement.
^??__Come To-morrow and Share in the Rnrgfiin* -~
There'll be a stir in Hosiery circles
to-morrow. Honest Hosiery values
present themselves for the considera?
tion of every economical shopper.
Children's Wool Hose?an excellent lot
?worth 2f,e. a pair?to close at 124c
A lot of Misses' Small, Medium and
Wide Rib Cotton Hose?5 to 94?
worth up to 25c?to close-at 10c. a
Girls' and Boys' Fleece Lined Cotton
Host?the 19c. grade at 124c; the
15c. grade at 10c. ,
Lidles' Fleece I,', tied Cotton Hose?
Black and Balbrlggan?exceptionally
good values nt 25c. and 374c.
Ladles' 17c. grade Black Cotton Hose?
at special price, 124c a pair.
Norfolk never knew such wonder
ful Book selling as was done_here_re
cently. Of course the assortments
are not complete now?couldn't ex?
pect them to be?but the reduced
prices will cause some lively selling
The "Sunday Pansy Book" is now 3Sc.
The "Young Folks' Story Bock" is now
Beautiful "Child Lore" Is now 19c.
"Five Llttlo Peppers" Is now 17c.
The Children's 25c Books are now 19,-.
Tho Shakespeare, 12 volume sots are
now $1.75 a set.
The Scott 12 volume Sets arc now $2.93
The "Mysteries cf Paris" and "Tho
Wondering Jew." by Eugene Su
are now S0e. a set.
"Kenllworth" and "Ivanhoe," by Scott,
are now Sue. a sot.
There's a grent assortment of Child?
ren's Books here ut 31c. that had
been much higher.
"Tho Original Webster's Unabridged
Dictionary"?former prices wore S9c.
and 9Sc.?now 50c. and 75c.
"Dante's Inferno" and "The Oore Bible
Galleiy," published at $6 each?here
now at 50c. each.
The Christmas Apron trade .was
unusually good this year. The clear -
ance sale changes some prices thus?
Full size, hemstitched White Aprons.
with four tucks?soil regularly at
17c.?to close. 124c each.
Deep embroidered edge White Aprons
with three deep *ucks?regular 25c.
Aprons at 19.-. oat,,.
An odd lot of Excellent White Aprons,
worth 374c up to 50?to close at 25c.
Odd lot of Boys' and Misses' Canvas
l.cggins?10-button length ? former
price 42c, to close 25c. a pair.
The well-known brand "Mothers
Friend" Sh'ri Waists that have been
75c., aro now priced 50c. each.
Ladles' Gowns, magnificently trimmed.
beautifully made, havo been J2.25
each, aro now priced $1.75.
Another very handsome style Uiat has
been $1 Is now priced 75c.
Big folks and little folks will find
attractively priced wearables that show
A lot of pink, blue, red and white Fas?
cinators?to close at 25c. each. Same
as above, larger size. with, beaded
hood, to close 374c. each.
Extra heavy, doubln woven Fascina?
tors; beaded all over, to close at 39c.
Pink, bluo and white Shoulder Capes
wore $1.50, now 9Sc. each.
Spec'al values in oxcellentlv made Knit
Sacqucs for infants?25, 33. E0, 75, $1
and $1.26 each.
Infants' Bootees?special values at 10,
124. 15, 22 and 25c,
Four magnificent values get a tell?
ing to-day?lots more here. Can we
show them to you ?
Men's Heavy Winter Fleece Lined Grey
Shirts?the 50c; grade, to closo at 39c.
Men's Heavy Wool Fleece Lined Shirts
and Drawers?the 75o. grado, to closo
at He. ench. ,
Men's Half Wool and Half Cotton Shirts
nnrt Drawers?tho 75". grado, to close
at 50c. each.
Ladles' Regular 25c. grade ? Shirts and
Drawers, to clouc at 19c. each.
There's to be some verv remarkable
selling done amongst the Wash Goods.
Prices are wondrously small?from a
third to a half less than regular.
3C-lnch Dark Percales?half dozen
splendid designs?tho 124c. grado at
6c. a yard.
Pick any of our regular 10c. grade
Flannelettes? dark colors, suitable
for wrrtppcis and house gowns?at Sc.
A great lot of Dark Outings to go at 5c.
a yard?the Sc. grade.
Odd lot of Plaids?tho 124c. Plaids to
go at 5c a yard.
L'ght Outings. stripes. checks and
plaids. \ dozen good designs?the
12" jc. grado at Sc. a yard.
Solid Color Flannelettes?pink, cream
and light bin?'?to go ut 10c. a yard.
All of the hleh-grado Prints?dark
colors and mourning effects, to go at
6c. a yard.
Some excellent money-s a v i n g
chances come to the front in the Do?
mestic department. There's to be an
absolute clearance, you know.
Fourteen pieces of heavy twilled Cre
tonne? in a wide range of large de?
signs?splendid effects for covering
box scut?, shoo boxe" and such like
?the 10c. grade at 5c * yard.
Hnndsotne Cameo Draperies, an excel?
lent weave- In lots of goiHl.wn.V.ems
the 124c grade at 10c. a yard.
The new momle effect Avalon Draperies
?beautiful patterns?at 124c a yard..
Solid Color Denims?36 Inchc3 wide?
garnet, cardinal, sage, turquoise and
Dolft?tho 25c. grade at 17c. a yard.
Double-faced Draperies ?Imported Bag
dad effects?25c. a yard.
An excellent grade of Brown Cotton at
5-v a yard.
An cx?3llent grade of Bleached Cotton
at IVjc a yard.
Bleached Cottons In 2 to 8 yard lengths
?the Sc. grade at 6c. a yard.
Heavy Unbleached Canton Flannel, full
32 Inches wide1?good twill and heavy
nap?a positive 10c. gr.ado at 8c,
yard. Tho Sc. grade at tS^ic
10-1 Unbleached Sheeting?the 16c? trade
at 124c a yard." /
Bleached Sheets?-81x90 Inches?made or
heavy, round thread cotton?the 60c.
grado at special low price of 42c.
Bleached Pillow Cases?15x36 inches?
Go. each. Better grade at 10c.?Best
grade at 124c?Special Hemstitched
Cases at 124c. each.
Tho Toilet and Jewelry Cases have been
reduced this way?
Tho tl ones reduced to 75c.
The 75c. ones' reduced to 60o? ;
Tho 60c. ones reduced to SSo.
We had sp!
nd at much'
Our $3 Jacke
Our $5 Jack'?*
Our $5.60 Ja
A few veryji
About 2,000 ?.
10c a yat
A glance at
will show hi
cutting of Pic
The $1.60 Flo
The $1.00 Plot
The 75c. PlcW
The 60c TV -
IN WMl KERIM
(Continued from Sixth Page.)
Miss Florence Smith was given a
surprise party Thursday evening. Miss
Smith left home for a few minutes,
and on her return she found her parlor
filled with a party of her friends, who
were bent on showing her a good time.
Fun reigned supreme until a late hour.
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Mr. R. Worthy Smith will hold the
next of his series of gcrmana, at the
Chamberlln Hotel, on the 18th of Jan?
uary, the day prior to the holiday given
In honor of General R. E. Lee's birth?
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Miss Louise Jones entertained a par?
ty of her young friends very delight?
fully last evening" at the home of her
father, .Air. T. A. Jones, on York
street. Oninos were Indulgen In and
fun ran high until the elegant refresh?
ments were served, which, for a while,
put a quietus on the "Jabber." It was
not until a Into hour that these young
people hade farewell to their charm?
ing hostess and departed for their
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Misses Elizabeth and Mary Nash in?
vited a party of friends to their home
on Freemason street Saturday evening
to watch the New Year In and were
very delightfully entertained until the
hells began to toll the death of the Old
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Miss Florence Smith entertained a
party of friends very delightfully Sat?
urday evening at her home on Granby
street. The* affair was a watch party,
and New Year's greetings were ex?
changed as soon a? the hands of the
clock pointed to the minute past mid?
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Mr. Lewis Palen, of Cornell Universi?
ty, Is spending his holidays at the
homo of his parents on College Place.
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Miss Ethel Slingluff. who has been
the- guest of Mr?. Frank Grandy, on
York street, left yesterday for her home
? ? ?
Mr. and Mrs. Higglnbotham, of Chi?
cago, are the gue?ts of Mr. and Mrs.
Everett St. John, on Freemason street,
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Mr. Samuel TUchmond, of Greens?
boro, and Mr. Herbert Holland, of Suf?
folk, are the guests of Mr. Linton Jones
on York street.
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Miss Fergus, of Richmond, Is the
guest of Mrs. FerguB Reid, in Ghent.
?. ? ? ?
Miss Wilson, of Pikesvllle, Md., Is vis?
iting Miss Ames at tho navy-yard. '
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""Mr. Rohert Hughes entertained his
friends at a dancing parly Tuesday
evening at his home in Ghent. The oc?
casion was a delightful, as well as
beautiful, one, and was given in honor
of Mrs. lRighes' guest, Miss Tiigg, of
Abingdon. The decorations, which were
very elaborate, were of pink and green,
everything In those shades. The ger
nian was danced and was gracefully
led by Mr. Thomas J. Stubbs. of Wll
llamsburg, and to the inspiring music
of the Naval Post^Band these young
people marched and"danced to their
heart's content. Flash light pictures
were taken of this happy throng.whieh
Wtrr-4onc__h6 treasured by those who
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Miss Dorothy Walton is spending the
Christmas holidays at her home on
? ? ?
Miss Mary Dou Cooke entertained
her friends very charmingly on Wed?
nesday "evening in honor of her guest,
Miss Margaret Ransay, of Baltimore.
The affair was a progressive euchre
party and greatly enjoyed by all who
were present. Miss Susie Reed won the
prize among the ladles, and carried
home a Dresden blotter, while Mr.
Armiste-ad Dobie was the fortunate
gentleman, and won the prize, a silver
knife. A delectable repast was then
served on the card tables. Miss Cooke's
guests were Misses Jany Gresham,
Florence Waddy, Ducy Roylor, Mary
Walton, Alice Old, Macy Dloyd. Trigg,
Elizabeth Doyle, Marguerite Taylor,
Jean Cooke and Lila Mayo, Messrs.
Dobie, Bell, Jordan, Dee Taylor, Har?
dy, Sargeant, White, Martin,. Rogers,
Cooke, Irvine, Glen-nan,Hughes,Stubbs,
Payne, Hunter, Doy and - Barron.
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Thursday evening the navy-yard was
the scone ct a gay throng. At 8:30 the
guests began to arrive, and soon the
hnll was filled with hansomely dressed
men and women. The Naval Post Band
played its greatest music for the dan?
cers, and it was a beautiful sight to
watch the many colors of the charm?
ing multitude as they whirled through
the mazy waltz and two-step. The
walls and ceillng3 were completely cov?
ered with flags of all nations .and add?
ed much to the beauty of the scene.
Delightful refreshments were served
during the evening, which was one of
the most delightful of this gay season.
Among those who were present from
Norfolk were Paymaster and Mrs. 151
rldge, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Randolph,
Mr. and Mrs. Tllton, Mr. and Mrs. C.
K. Curtis, Miss Heath, Miss "Walton,
Miss Mary Walton, Miss Pigman, Miss
Dillle Pigman, Mr. D. D. Starke, Mr.
H. B. Goodrldge, Mr. Harry Keeling,
Mr. Goldsboro Serpell, Mr. James
Johnston. Mr. William Wilkinson, Mr.
John Winnie, Mr. Charles Bowdoln and
Mr. Charter Burruss.
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An atractlve luncheon was given
Thursday by' Miss Mary Dloyd at her
I home on Freemason street. The table
I was prettily dressed, green being the
' tint used. The centrepiece was form?
ed of ferns. Covers were laid for thir?
teen and the menu was all that could
be desired. MLtes Lloyd's guests were
Misses Margaret Ramsay,of Baltimore:
Sayers. of Wytheville; Nina Boykin, of
Baltimore; Trlgg, of Ablngdon; Janey
Gresham. Mary Lou Cooke, Allee Old,
Mary Walton, Elizabeth Doyle. Flor?
ence Waddy, Maria Tucker and Lucy
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Mrs. Alexander Stock entertained a
party of friends Friday nfternoon in n
novel and attractive manner by giving
a "kettle drum." The guests were In
vlted to her residence, on Duke street,
at 4 o'clock and Were lllglilj?amused
until 7. Each lady was reriuested to
write a verse, every line beginning with
the name of a flower, and as "poets are
born and not made," some of the pro?
ductions were exceeding ridiculous.
Miss Francis Rogers, however, proved
herself an adept in the poetry line and
was awarded the r>rize, a water-color
painting. A delectable refection was
then discussed and the party was voted
by all as one of rare pleasure. Among
Mrs. Stock's guests were Misses Helen
and Francis Rogers, in whose honor
the party was given; Mrs. F. B. Dancy,
Mrs. Thomas Wrllleox, Mrs. Dorsey Pen?
der. Mrs. Charles Lane. Mrs. Hugh
Mtlrray, Miss Cornelia Tucker, of Bal?
timore; Misses Bell, Miss Little, Miss
Henry, Miss Graves, Misses Nora and
Jane Serpell, Miss Burwell, Miss Emily
Smith, Miss Fltchett and Miss Vcrmil
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Mr. Alexander Irvine tendered his
friends a card party on Thursday even?
ing at his home, on Bank street. Pro?
gress euchre was the game selected
and after the scores were counted it
was found that Mr. Theodore Rogers
had been the most lucky of the player3
and was nr?sented with a gold leaf
picture frame as the prize. The booby
prizes were won by Miss Susie Heid and
Mr. Julius Osborne.
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Miss Nancy Freeman entertained a
party of her young friends very delight?
fully Friday evening at her home, on
? ? ?
Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Stuhbs, of
Wllllamshurg, is the guest of Mrs
Robert Hughes, Jr., in Ghent.
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Friday nlglft the Masonic Temple
presented a scene of youthful beauty,
when the younger set gave a gorman to
their girl friends. The buds of society
were all there, sweet as the posies they
wore. The many colors of their gowns
as they danced off into the mazy whirl I
of the waltz reminded one of a sweet
spring garden. The whistle was blown
at 9:30 by Mr. Samuel Pannill, who
gracefully led the gerrr.an through
many beautiful figures. At 11:30 all
repaired to the supper room, \where
they were refreshed oy the dainties
prepared by the chnpexones, who were
Mrs. James Y. Leigh, Mrs.- George Mc
Intosh, Mrs. G. N. Gordan, Mrs. Wm.
Campe, Miss Tlrnberlake and Miss
Eliza Bell. The out-of-town guests
who were present were Miss Margaret
Ramsay, of Baltimore; Miss I^ols Vail,
of Morrlstown, N. J., and Mr. L. J.
stul hp. of Wllltamsburar.
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Mrs. A. P. Wllmer gave a delightful
afternoon card party Friday In honor
of MlssTrigg. of Ablngdon. Progressive
euchre was played. Miss Ramsay win?
ning the prize, a silver paper cutter.
The booby prize, a box of candy, was
won by Miss Trigg. Refreshments of a
tempting nature were then served on
the card table. Those present were
Miss Ti'lgg. MISS White, of Ablugduu.
Miss Bayers, of Wythevllle; Miss Ram?
say, of Baltimore; Misses 1.11a May.
Lucy Baylor, Florence Wnddy. Mary
I Law Cooke. Bessie Doyle. Jnney Gres
ham. Alice Old and Margurlte Taylor.
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Quite a number attended the recep?
tion and dance given at the Country
f'luh yesterday afternoon and were
greatly pleased with the entertainment.
. . .
Miss Mary Nash Saunders was at
home to her friends on Friday after?
noon- The parlors of the residence, on
Charlotte street, were prettily dressed
in pink and gieen, and from 5 until 7
o'clock many called to partake of her
good-cheer. Miss Nash was assisted in
I receiving by Miss Frances Carr, In
whoso honor the reception was given.
Miss Rosa Perkins poured the chocolate
and Miss Hodges and Miss Smith served
the ice cream.
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The Senior German Club will hold
their New Year's dance on Friday even?
ing nt Monteflorc Hall.
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Mrs. Frank Patterson, of Baltimore,
is the guest of his brother, Mr. Charles
Patterson, on Freemnson street.
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Miss Margaret Ramsay, of Baltimore,
Is the guest of Miss Mary Lou Cooke,
on Bute street.
? *. *
' Miss Kllza Miyslmll. who has been
tin guest of Miss Nellie Little, In Ghent,
has reiurned to her home, In Furtjuler
? ? ?
Miss Trlgg. of Abinedon. Is the guest
i of Mrs. Robert Hughes, In ?hent.
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Miss Alice Kelly is spending the
Christmas holidays in New York.
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Miss Mary Lloyd will return to Staun
ton next week, where she is at school
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Miss Konltzky, of Baltimore, Is visit?
ing Miss Maude Kndlcolt, of Washing?
ton. D. C. Miss Konltzky and Miss
Endlcott were formerly of Norfolk and
Portsmouth. Va. Miss Endlcott is the
daughter of Wm. Endlcott, of the
United States Navy.
Be sure you are right, then go to New
York Dental Rooms to have teeth ex?
tracted. No pain. Newest Discovery.
N. Y. Dental Rooms ONLY. 3:4 Main
street, corner Ta'.bot. Ennes.
172 Church St., near Main.
We guarantee all Trunks, bought of us
for One Year, and repair them free of
charge I We also print the name and ad?
dress on your Trunk?Gratis.
Squnrc-top Canvass Trunk, heavy brass j
corners and clamps, 2-*olc 1< ather straps,
Iron bottom, steo! strap hinges, Heforo
Stock-Taking Price $3.7i.
Square-top Canvass Trunk, steel clamps
and eornirs, steel strap hinges, Iron bot?
tom, division for baA box; lieforo Stock
Taklng Price ?2.00.
DRESS SUIT CASES,
Men can't do without thorn?many
women hovo discovered how useful they
are. We ?r? ofTering a genuine Leather
Suit Case for $2.7;.
NORFOLK TRUNK FACTORY,
THE ONLY EXCLUSIVE LEATHER
GOODS STORE IN THE CITY.
<>? OO OOO
Passengers Booked $
To or from all Parts of Europe A
HENRY BRANDT & SON, ?
Foreign and Atnericin FailroaJ ^
and Steamship Agents,
Representing White Star , Allan.
American. Anchor. Cunard, Nord?
deutscher Lloyd, New York. n.iiti
morf. Mediterranean, Hed Star, a
Hamburg American 1'ackot Co. ?
Lines, Ccmpasnle Ooncralo Trans- A
?tlantlqua and all other lines.
339 TUT PC IN STRBBT, A
Never within the recollection of the oldt>s|
taken place, that can in any way compare with
We will offer the hest of goods in all departments
Those attending this "GREAT SALE/' W?
see for themselves, that the "pruning knife"
stock in a manner without precedent. Gomei
"great host" of bargains, which will probably
Black, Colored and Fancy Dress
Silks, Laees at
Table Linens, Napfe ins, an
Ready Made Skirts, Linings, White
and in fact all of our fine stock mi
The early bird catches the worm, andf
the wise will be Sufficient.
This sale will continue until FEBRU.4I
MR. S. DOZIER will retire from the finr:
All parties indebted to us will plea;^
counts immediately. ' **'.
I LEGAL SHOES,
Shoes fit n Man'3 feet and the prlco fits
??~ tju-v s. 11 Is wonderful: a new stock comes In, It
St^ another has to be ordered. No wonder Ihey ?t>; t
Shu.- at J-i.'o which is the equal of any sold In Norfolk
jr mure style, have as much worth; all bathers', all/
g Special Reductions?Mil
Men's Smoking Jackets and Hath Robes will 1
vr~ reductions tlvs week. We bcl'eve that the X**\
fc: derwear. Shirts; Hosiery, Neckwear, Gloves. Me
crallv which the city shows Is here. saving
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