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RETTEW & CLAY.
WATT. RETTEW & CLAY.
Store Closes Pr mptly at 6 P. ]*!,; Saturdays, iO.
WATT. RETTEW & CLAY.
WATT. RETTEW A CLAY.
Men's Newest Neckwear.
A Praise-worthy Gathering.
The display cases are aglow with unusually swell conceptions in Men's
Neckwear. Magnificent Silks, rich and heavy, have been made up into the
season's most fashionable shapes?puffs, tecks, Imperials, and ascots. They
are not what some stores would term "dollar goods," even though they do
closely resemble the best dollar Scarfs shown hereabouts, and we price them
Men's and Todies' Now Club Ties
(siring ties), made of excellent
?ju.illty silks In a wide range of
superb des gns. These are posi?
tive 25c. ties. We price them spe?
cial 2 for 2.'c.
Men's Shield now??newest shape
not mote than twenty dosen tn the
Jot?wish wc had more. Stripes,
checks and figures; excellent qual?
ity silks. Instead of 20c, we price
them ITe. each.
Men's While Shirts, 39c. Seventy-five-cent Nightshirts, 50c.
Men's ITnlaunrtered White Shirts, re?
inforced back and front, spllt
cushlon neckband, excellent mus?
lin, exceptionally good value, ah
sizes, 39c. each.
Men's Night Shirts, made of best
Utica Musi n. fast color, silk trim?
mings, pearl buttons. The regular
75c. grade at Wc. euch.
The New Spring Fashions
and the Butlerick Patterns.
The very newest fashion thoughts find outlet in the best patterns made
The five-gored sheath flare skirt, having the back-gores extended in a
fan sweep?known as the "Lily Bell" skirl?and 1?>is ol oilier new effects
are shown in the March number Butterick, fashion sheets, which are given
free at the counter.
The Pprlng Catalogues are ready.
JJ,e. "Glass of Fashion," 7c.
?free, at the counter. "The
Two hundred and ten dozen
extra heavy, finely woven, unbleached
Turkish Bath Towels, are 011 sale
2 FOR 25o_
They measure full 23 inches wide,
by 50 inches long.
None better in town under 17c
Silk Wai ts.
New Black China Silk Waists
beautiful bi.i^ corded full front, yoke
back, with pleats. Corded, detacha?
ble collars. Lined throughout, ?2.50.
s'lly g?od quality
k. -KXi I'I'lioil
F.'eur ?! Ria? k
g. adc at
grade at St>
Mohair Skirts?The $1
Silk Skirts?The J10
New Lace Curtains.
Magnificent Nottingham Lace Cur?
tains have just come to us. Look
very much like Point d' Lsprit?fine,
evenly woven net with graceful set
figure and floral designs.
These Curtain's measure full S1^
yards long and. at the prices we
a.-k are decidedly reasonable. fl.SO,
I2.S0 and 13.50 a p lir.
Full lino of new heavy plaited S'lk
Cords for sofa cushions?all tin
! j newest e:lor combinations, 17c.
The Coat Sale.
Half-prices on all the Jackets.
Every Jacket in the store has had
exaclty half its former price clipped
$5 Jackets now $2.SO.
?8 Jackets now S4-00.
S10 Jackets now ?5.oo.
So on up 10 the ?.20 ones whic
arc now ?10.
Some Dependable Information
Regarding the New Fashions.
This business of ours is unique. By being always alive to the needs of the hour, by our
unequalled merchandising facilities, by our constant purpose to make ourselves valuable to
our customers, by giving the most faithful service for the smallest as well as the largest
wants, by making our wares in every respect tht most reliable?these are some of the means
by which we have made our position an unique one in the dry .goods business.
In evidence that we purpose to make this store valuable to our customers, we quote the
following trustworthy information from the latest edition of the most reliable fashion guide,
The Dry Goods Economist."
The voirue of pique seems assured for Wash fabrics arc distinctly favorc 1 for
the coming Bummer. Pique dresses will this :;-n ie season. Domestic pr ducers
tie fr?Cly worn, especially such as uro ore behind "n their order*, and even
trimmed with Insertion let into the (roods. woallen <ir.-ss good* houses are c^ius Into
This in the skirts will take the form of the converting of cotton fabrics. In the
-the Spanish ti-iince effect, or may be In present time of elaboration, this liberal
the shape of dinitonal bauds crossing use of cotton fabrics means the free con
each other dnwii the front Plain piques sumption of laces, narrow ribbon and
will take the lead for dresses, but many other delicate trimmings,
fancy piques will be used for waists.
Cotton Stuffs Get Best Showing Here.
No waiting for balmy days?as soon as poods come they go on sale. The Piques are here in goodly number
-narrow, medium and wide cords and stripes, 12'20 and 2Sc. the yard. Blue, pink, helio and black stripe and
plaid Piques, 27 inches wide, 12c the yard. New.
2 000 yards of B st Percales at 8c a ya d.
No better Percales made. )6 inches wide. Sell always, everywhere, at i2^c. This lot is in lengths that
vary from 2 too yaids. That's how we cam.' to get them' at a price little enough to enable its' to sell them at Sc.
Newest stripes, checks, plaids and figures, in the best colorings.
Here's another good cotton goods item, ['he very best I2'<c. Dress Ginshams in a splendid showing of
stripes, plaids ;iiid checks. Any quantity you want, at 5c. the yard.
Cash mere Gloves, 10c.
Odds and ends of Ladies' All-Wool
Cashmere Gloves that were priced i
20c, go to-morrow at lOc a pair.
Ladles' Dressed Kid Gauntlets for
e>?'. l.'i.K .in:! rju'l:^ wear, 12c, a pair
? The undressed ones are CX\
Fine quality linen with twenty
magnificent floral designs.
On the waste edge of each piece is
printed the numbers of the different
colors of silk to be used in working
the design. This is a splendid idea?
you'll appreciate it.
Size 6x0 inches?each.
81*0 Inches?Sc. each.
Size 13x12 Inches?10c. each.
Else 10xlS Inches?17c. each.
Size lwis Inches?19c. each.
Size 30x20 Inches?25c. end.
S'xe 21x21 inches?tiT'.^r. each,
Si/.e JTxls inches?12c. each.
Si/.e 12x14 Indus?10c. each.
Perfection in Corsets.
perfection in cor?
We can't say
more than this of
..Ar?rVthem. We woulH
/ J?f<w /"/a them. We \
V?W^mk\ h i diem to you.
f4(U> I ?'MY*''/ us show you whv
g&k* 1 \ f I carers of "Am
w 11 erican Lady" cor?
sets have that graceful contour so
much desired by good dressers
Four styles?Ions "waist, short waist,
'bicycle and French gvred. Any
New Swiss, Nainsook, and Cam?
bric Inserting? i to 4 inches wide?
the newest effects for shirt waist
and skirt trimming;?5*r-on up i
25c. the yard.
The new Applique Ecru Inserting*
are here, too. In splendid assort?
ment. The very choicest patterns
tn every desirable Width, Sc. up to
":<c. the yard.
Fancy All-over Ohlflfon and Liberty
Silk, plain, llgurcd, corded and .ip
pllqued effects. Keautlful Corded
\Vhlto Taffeta and other stylish
conceits for fancy waists and
The new Apronettes are on sale.
We show a dozen strikingly handsome
styles, rich satin stripe borders with
Wo price them 10 And ll'ic. the yard
A February Book Event.
25c. Books here now at 10c.
These books are new?just opened. The publisher asks 25c. for them.
We say IOC.
More than three hundred titles are here?all good. , Authors are such
well know n writers a* Charles'Dickens, Alexander Dumas, Mary J. Holmes,
Charlotte Braeme?Jules Wine, Conan Doyle, Edna Lyall, Nathaniel Haw?
thorne, Anthony Hope, Hall Caine. and a iiost of others.
You'll find these books 0:1 mam floor, next to elevator.
Remnants of Dress Goods
Get a Moving To=morrow.
Remnants of Colored Goods-plain, fancy and novelty weaves:
Remnants of Black Goods plain and fancy weaves; Serges, Henriettas,
Whip-cords, Crepons, Diagonals. .1:1 J Mohairs.
You'll find many very desirable lengths for waists, skirts and children's
dresses; and in many cases
Prices are Txactly Half.
N w Ha<r Clasps.
A Handkerchief Sale.
The new style Hair Clasps are Ladies' hemstitched embroidered
shown in a dozen new plain and f?ncy Handkerchiefs. Some have lace in
buckle designs. I'hey are made of | serting letin, others have pretty opih
beautiful shell, and range in priti
10, 25 and 39c. each.
The Pompadour romM aro 10, is, ?3
S;.|.? Comhs--?tralght and cnrvr.1
?6, 10, l.">, 1!>, 2.*>c. 00 up 10 C3c a
New Satin Folds and
work. Plain hems and fancy hems.
Wide hems and narrow hems. A
very remarkable value?10c. each..
All Pari? I.tncn Handkerchiefs?rich
Venetian lace edge of an Inch
deep. Sell regularly at 19c.?this lot
Ladles' Handkerchiefs with % Inch
deep luco edge, 2c. each.
White Goods Remnants.
Cords for Trimmings.
The new black satin folds and
cords, are here. They will be used
greatly for trimmings on Spring suits.
For Satin Cords?M and H Inches
wldt?10c. the yard.
For Satin Folds?% Inch. Sc.: ?4 Inch.
12-Wb.; '-? inch, KUo.; Inch, l&c.;
Ti Inch. 20c.
The new CORDED RIBBONS are
here, too. By simply drawing the
thread the ribbon ruffles beautifully.
They are four inches wide in all the
new colors, with stripes and plaids.
37^ and 40c the yard. Ask to see
Remnants of Checked Muslins.
Remnants of Crashes.
Remnants of Table Linens.
These are in good, desirable lengths
and are exactly half their former sell?
The New Veils.
Plain Fish Nets.
Dotted Fish Nets.
All size meshes. All size dots.
All new effects.
Brown and Black.
1234c, on up to 50c. the yard.
New Iteady-mnde Veils?very dressj
styles. 51 each.
Tliinos Theatrical at Home and Abroad.
"A MILK WHITE FLAG."
Hoyt'a "A Mill: White Plaff." with Its
dazasllng spectacular effects, gold braid,
brass buttons, showy uniforms ami at?
tractive girls, comes to the Academy
of Music to-morrow night for one per?
There is plenty of "go" and life and
sparkle 1" this popular comedy, nnd the
satire on the militia is of so good nnt
ured n character that it is appreciated
by the most enthusiastic of our cltl
7.en soidii ry. The nie. o Is enlivened by
spicy dialogue and plenty of ludicrous
situations, and the specially features
are now novel nnd entertaining- The
scenic equipment ami all costuming
is entirely new this season,and a brand
new musical program is Introduced.
Mary Marble impersonates "The Or?
phan" and the supporting company in?
cludes fifty prominent entertainers.
Prices, 25c, 50c, 75c. and $1.00.
"TII10 GEISHA" AND "THE CIRCUS
"The Geisha," under the management
of Augustine Daly, will-be presented on
Tuesday evening and Wednesday mati?
nee, its run of two years in London
and nearly 800 nights in New York
City, at Daly's Theatres, is sufficient
evidence of its popularity. The story
of "The Geisha" is one of charming
simplicity, the costumes, scenery end
music very pleasing to both the eye
nnd ear, nnd the management promise
that Ii will be a theatrical treat. The
principal parts are In the hands of
clever comedians and comediennes,
while the chorus cannot be excelled for
its fresh and pretty voices front a bevy
of bright young Indies;
On Wednesday evening "The Circus
Girl," another of Daly's successes, will
be offered. Th ? piece is a musical play
of the gaiety sort with a dash of French
vivacity, but absolutely no vulgarity
in its fun, and with any amount of
cait by music, including several charm?
ing solos and rattling choruses. It Is
?>\.i:;-!i rfnllv el. v.-r in 'i^. M' 1 .??'>?
dependent upon the Itfe and sprit \.nh
which It I- carried through. Th ? <-,.!:i
pnny presenting both here are said to
give them with admirable snap and
sparkle, and the organization has the
advantage of nil the costly ami
gorgeous scenery and accessories em?
ployed in the original American pro?
ductions nt Daly's Theatre. Prices,
$1.60, SI.OO. BOc. and 25c. -Matinee. 26c.,
50c.. 7."o. and $1.00.
HOYT'S "A STRANGER IX NEW
An unusual thing in theatrical cir?
cles is the nppearnnce of two of
lioyt's companies during the coming
week. At the Academy of Music on
Friday evening "A Stranger In Now
York." which created such n favorable
Impression when last presented here,
will return fresh from its triumphant
visit to London, England, where it was
presented at the Duke of York's Thea?
tre. Since the "Stranger" was last pre?
sented here Mr. lloyt has added a lot of
new scenes, much catchy music, novel
and sensational vaudeville features,
stunning costumes and elaborate stage
accessories. The company is headed by
John D. Gilbert, and among the ladies
are Miss Alice Holbrook, Amy Muller.l
Charlotte Stable, Annie Martel, Grade
Cray, Katherine Queen and others
Sent sale opens Wednesday morning.
Prices, 25c, 50c., 75c. and $1.00.
Henry Miller In "Hearteasc," "The
Lady of Quality," "Sowing the Wind,"
Primrose and Dockstndter's Minstrels,
' Hoyfs "A Texas Steer," "Frohman'a
"Under the Red Robe," Dorothy Mor
j ton's Comic opera Company and Mc
Leanfl Tyler & Han ford combination
are early bookings ut the Academy.
THE POET AND T1IK POEM.
Henry \V. Rattle, D. P.
In that wonderful book called the
Hible wc are reminded that God "send
eth his rain on the ju?t and on the
unjust." An American poet has told
us, "into each Ufo -some rain must
j fall." The Bible speaks of literal rain.
Mr. Longfellow, ussertlng poetic pre
I rogatlve, endows "hard literalism" with
a soul which appeals to the answering
I souls In man. Such is the high mis?
sion of the Poet. Ho is pre-eminently
the gift of God to his age?that men
may hear with neuter sense, running
like a silver thread through the tumult
of Niagara's waters as they turn the
spindles and feed the dynamos, an ever
? ;.:?i.i ami ???jriieiinii:. lr. t,lili'n> tu rtp '
Invisible and the eternal.
The Poet cannot but oney, for Into
him nn angel has whispered, "go speak
in the temple to the people all the
words of this life." They are beauti?
ful words; they are blessed words; fil?
ling the night with stars and weaving
an iris of hope with warp of rain-drop
and woof of sunbeam.
The lines which follow wear the un?
mistakable impress of poetic genius.
The Poet is evidently giving to sad?
dened hearts a message of hope and
eottrage out of the experience of one
who. having himself once fought with
the phantoms of the night, now wears
on his burnished helmet the (lush of the
That the tender and beautiful Evan
pel may pro far to comfort drooping
hearts and strengthen enfeebled hand.';,
the writer, with many who read, shall
confidently hope and devotedly pray.
SUNSHINES THRO' THE RAIX.
Come, lift your head, those pretty eyes
Should ne'er he dimmed with tears.
This world is not all cruel and cold.
Nor life nil trials and fears.
Let me, my loved one, bear 'thy cross
And share the every pain.
Then soon you'll eee the bright warm
Come shining thro' the rain.
"For every cloud is silver lined,"
And when the storm has passed
Our lives look brighter through the
The tempest's shadows cast.
Your star of hope will soon appear;
The dark sky clear again,
And then you'll see the bright warm
Come shining "thro* the rain.
The fairest (lowers that bloom In
With Winter, fade and die;
T;-i.-re is no Joy without its grief,
? No smile without its sigh.
; So let us look beyond the clouds
And cling to hope again,
Until we see the bright warm sun
Come shining thro' the rain.
?Arthur G. Lewis.
ioHnrill(ir iitlir s olll horn JtalUt >\y .
The public of Norfolk, especially
those contemplating attending the
MARDI GRAS CARNIVAL, will ho
pleased to know that the SOL'TIIERX
RAILWAY will, from the seventh to
the fourteent Instant, fcH round trip
tickets to New Orleans. Mobile and Bir?
mingham at rate of one fare for the
round trip. fet-tf
See Dr. Week about your eyes. Ex?
amination free. 310 Main street.
Regular $5 Blankets
at $4 a Pair!!
These Blankets measure full eleven-quarter?large
enough to "tuck in" at the sides and foot of bed. They
are every thread pure white wool. Have red, yellow,
pink, and blue borders?carefully bound with silk.
These are the softest, warmest, and most comfort?
able Blankets that you'll find in a day's shopping.
They are positively worth $$. We only have but
thirty-seven pair and, in order to sell them Monday
morning, we price them $4 a pair.
Other Blanket prices are?WHITE BLANKETS. S7'.'c, St,
$1.25, $2.00. S2.50. $3.50 on up to $10 a pair. GREY BLANK?
ETS. SOc, 75c, $1.00, $1,25, on up to ?j.50 a pair. RED
BLANKETS, S2, $2J4 and ?3J< a pair.
WATT, RETTEW & CLAY.
? active Interest manifested In our clearing sili? Inst weck of Cloak?:. Blank
Wool, Cotton and eiderdown cu lts. Indicate the reality of our advertisement
a keen appreciation of unusual values.
THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY.
Corded Wool Health Quilts, former price $10.00.$6.98
Corded Eiderdown Quilts, former price $12.60.}sPS
All Wool Blanket.*, former price to.m.?3.08
Ail Wool B'lnnkets, former price jt;.?M.st.sr.
All Wool Extra Weight and finish; former price $7.:o.5J.T?
Lower Grades Proportionately as Cheap.
Special attention has been given our
Pull Sl7.e Extra Weight Marseille?
Table Linens. Napkin*. Dovlle* Towels
Sheets. Pillow and BolstCT Case's, Wash'
Stand and Bureau Scarfs off I r spci il at?
A visit to our Suit Department win
Rive you new ideas and a v< ry handsome
suit at a moderate price. The euverlor
llnish and select style arc the attractive
Dress Goods Dress Goods
BLACK AND COLORED.
The latest season's novelties. We only
nsk that you see. our stock before buy?
OLD PHONE NO. 437.
KEW THONE NO. SCi
Carpets, Mattings, Druggets,
Rugs, Furniture or Any
CHSH OR CREDIT,
All Carpets made, lined and laid without
PIONEER INSTALLMENT HOUSE,
?3^9 Church Street.?
IRUBBLR BOOTS and TRUNKS 1
I ^?T COST^ I
Men's and Roys Rubber Boots, Men's Trunks at cost and below =3
fc: to close them. We will keep no more. ^
Extra value is offered in Men's Underwear, Over Shoes, Soft and ^
??: Stiff I iats, Macintoshes, Shirts, etc. =2
?t= If there is another place so good at which to buy Men's Wear, ?S
few have found it. 13
H HIKSH ?5 SO]?*, 3
g 332 MAI N. 2j
Ton buy of us Kings of all kinds?En
gag ment. Birthday. Wedding, Infants*
Miss s and Boys lUngs?and that boon
to rheumatic sufferers, KImball's wonder?
ful Antl-Rhcumat'c Rings." The gori
uliio article Is the "Khnhall." Buy no
other, lor the best In Jewelry lines call
on us. For best work on Watches, Jew?
elry-engraving we- not only have th* best
guns but tho men that know how to
stand behind them. We are continuing
our clearance sales.
BEAD FACTS AND USE YOUR OWN JUDGMENT'
C. F. Greenwood &
3t8 JKaiN STB PUT.