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NOT ALL jHE DEVILS,
There Is an Aristocracy Even
in St. Paul Newsgirl
But the Luck of Aspiring Fem
ininity Has Attended the
Well - Meaning- Reformers
Squelch Them for Their
Estopped From Earning an
Honest Living, What Will
HE LUCK of the aspiring
female has attended the
news-girls of St. Paul
from the beginning. At
the outset they had the
jeaiousyof man to contend
with, and now various
them for their own good.
When girls first made
their appearance on the
street selling papers, a
howl of rebellion went
up from the newsboys,
who with one mind de
clared, "Ambitious wo
man must be learned her
place." Newsboys are
natural born monopolists, lney ngni
like tigers when one of their own sex
seeks to push his way into their trade.
Hut for a girl to do so was adding insult
to injury. They attacked the courageous
girls who made the attempt, strove to
drive them off the street and would not
let those who took up their
stands in restaurants carry on
their business in peace. lillie
Isaacson, one of the persecuted,
tells with a Joan of Arc expression in
one eye and the mild resignation of an
early Christian martyr in the other, how
crowds of boys lay in wait for her when
she emerged from the restaurant
at night, and that but for the inter
vention of the police she would have
furnished the material for a funeral in
the beginning of her career. When it
become generally known last week
that the girls had been ordered to quit
selling papers on the streets, there was
high glee among the boys. "Ha! he!
yeze 'II have to go to washm' dishes,
where yeze belong," cried one young
Arab to a -couple of the persecuted,
passing peacefully along the street.
"Are you glad the girls are ordered
Off?" Pauline asked a batch of boys m
front of the market. "You bet weze
glad," they exclaimed in chorus, and
one of them cut a pigeon wing in his
delight. . ,
"Well, why are you glad? - ' she ques
"Awh, they cuts us boys out. Fellars
all buy of them 'cause they're girls."
Ami "'cause they're girls" the Hu
mane society would relieve them from
business! Susan B. Anthony, Dr.
Mary Walker— all the assemblage of as
piring females, come, let us mingle our
tears together! How long, O Lord,
shall this state of affairs continue? How
long. O Lord, shall "'cause they're
girls" cripple the energies and justify
PFUSECUTIOX of PKOr.UESSIOJT
in. the female gender? Till every man
on earth is dead and buried? Then
have at them, my lovelies, have at
them! Strike, strike -but don't hurt
them. .'.". "•'.,
Irrespective of class, condition or
color, the Humane society last week or
dered girls to quit selling papers on the
streets. Mr. Hutchins, general agent
of the society. gives as the reason for so
doing that I he girls are getting into bad
company; that the men who patronize
them 'are unduly familiar with
them;. that certain ruin stares them
in the face, and with the sublime
faith of a reformer, lie believes all this
will be changed by stopping their busi
ness operations on the streets. Just
how this is to follow, as effect follows
cause, he was not prepared to say. De
tails are no concern of reformers. He
only hoped that somehow the action
would result in setting the girls into
schools. "There are altogether too many
girls growing up and getting married
without knowing anything," he said,
intimating a desire to snatch newsgirls
from the combined honors of matri
mony and ignorance.
If the Humane society does not swal
low a camel or two within" the next
mouth, Pauline will eat a whole menag
erie herself. The diet lias been pre
dicted for those who strain at gnats.
Every privilege is bound to be abused
by some individuals, but that in no wise
justifies its withdrawal from all. There
are castes among the newsgirls which
seem to have been entirely
overlooked. These young . business
women do not number more than
seven or eight. Of these seven or
eight girls, all but three are known as
the "rag pickers." These children,
ranging in years from five to thirteen,
live in wretched homes on the; fiats.
According to their stories, they are
variously afflicted in the kind and num
ber of relatives they possess. One has
a sick mother, another a sick lather,
another a cartload of small brothers and
sisters, and still another suffers all
three of these inconveniences, and en
dures from day to day a sick mother, a
sick father and seven brothers and sis
ters younger than herself. The little
girls pick rags during the morning, beg
and, in what ways they can, get
money enough together to buy a stack
of evening papers. These they have
been in the liabit of selling on the
ABIBTO4 II.UV OF XKWSfiIIM.nOM.
Jennie and Minnie lteimers and Tillie
Isaacson, tell with no attempt at con
cealing their disapproval, that the
"rag-pickers" go into saloons to push
their sales, that when they can not sell
they beg, and that the entire proceeds
of their efforts they sink in pop. beer,
crackers, taffy— a word in riotous,
rich living. When the "rag-pickers"
were questioned as to what they
wjll do. now their paper-selling
is prohibited, their reply was "Dun
no," varied with "Pick more rags,
s'pose," "Sell matches, niebbe." Not
one seemed to have any idea of
turning from the error of her ways into
a school house, and if the. one ancestor
of these children who could be located,
had any idea of directing such a course,
it is known only to herself and the ac
coniDlishcd linguist who can under
stand her jaw-breakable tongue.
The "rag-pickers" established the
practice of girls selling papers on the
streets, but Jennie Reimers was the
first girl to lend dignity and respecta
bility to the trade. She began opera
tions some two months ago, and was
soon followed by her sister Minnie,
and by Tillie Isaacson. Tillie
Isaacson is a sorry-looking body, aged
thirteen. Her face gives evidence that
she, and her fathers before her, have
found this a hard world to live in. Like
some of the "rag-pickers," her relations
are her heaviest burden. Her mother is
an invalid and her father is blind in
one eye. She has five brothers and
sisters. Two of her brothers are her
competitors, and she tells without a
shade of exultation that she makes
more money than both of them together.
She says sometimes she is so sick she
can hardly stand up, but she works just
the same, getting down town from her
home, 914 Marion street, at G o'clock in
the morning, and concluding her even
ing's work at 9 or 10 o'clock. She speaks
well of her patrons and of everybody.
She went to school until she graduated
in the third reader, and she writes very
acceptably for one of her age and ex-
Eerience. She worked out, "tending
abies," before commencing to sell pa
pers. She prefers the latter occupation
simply because it pays better. Unlike
the boys, neither lillie, Jennie, or
Minnie, make their money by never
having change. They are supplied with
change by their parents before starting
away from home and they are conscien
tious about giving it to their customers.
They have a : - -
WOMAN'S WAY OF BEING •GENEROUS,
even in business transactions. . When
: Jennie makes out her bill against a
groveling newspaper-woman at the end
of each week, she invariably insists on
knocking off 2 cents of the 12 cents due
her. ■ - ....... ;~?*-pVj.
Jennie and Minnie Reimers are sis
ters, aged" respectively fourteen and
twelve, Their home is at 777 Bice
street, their mother is a midwife— "a
kind of lady doctor" they have it— and
their father is a well-looking man who
is, nevertheless, pronounced by Mrs.
P.eimers to be on the verge of consump
tion. Mrs. Reimers is: inclined to re
sent any outside interference in the
management of her domestic affairs.
"Vhat you vhants mitmein girls? lam
te mutter of mem own children," she
announced in a tone of voice that made
Pauline's knees shake and cause her
meekly to disclaim the reformer's privi
lege of sharing that distinction with her
or any other woman. The mother of
her own offspring then went on to say
that she has a natural dislike of having
her girls on the street, but that she
neads the money they can make. They
bring their cash returns home and
their combined earnings amount
on an average of 82 a day.
She allowed that the girls ought
to be in school, and said, with a touch
of malice in her tones, that if the wife
of one of the active philanthropists of
the city would pay Jennie the week's
wages she owed the child, maybe Jen
nie could spend it on her education.
The love of the mighty dollar is plainly
BOOT OF HER INDIFFERENCE
to her girls' best interests, nut, Dioge
nes, old fellow, \what was it you said
about the same thing being true of two
thirds of the matrimonial bargains and
other deals in humanity that are made
at the top of the social ladder?"
"Have you noticed the way that girl
(meaning Jennie Reimers) is dressing
lately?" asked a reformer with all the
solemnity and painful expression of re
luctance with which a kind soul "gives
away," even the devil. The insinua
tion was that Jennie is drawing money
from other resources than newsdealing.
As a matter of fact, the child has one
good dress which was a prize; offered
to the girl who would sell the
greatest number of papers in a certain
length of time. If ruin stares the girls
in the face, the order that has been
issued against them will hasten the end.
It simply stops them selling on the
streets, but does not prohibit them offer
ing their papers for sale in any restau
rant or any place indoors. It was the
actions of men in restaurants towards
the girls that has called forth the par
ticular condemnation of good souls al
ways smelling for mice. By the order
of the police; all that is accomplished is
the aristocracy of newsgirldom must
confine its operations where danger
threatens most, and the lower class—
rag-pickers who are refused a stand in
restaurants will march on to destruc
tion, selling matches, picking rags, beg
ging, stealing, to get the aid their paper
selling brought them. If it is really
desired to help the girls, why not extend
to them the same practical charity
that is extended to boys? Why
should not one corner in the Newsboys'
home be fenced off for the girls and the
same care exercised over them that is
exercised over the boys? Steps have
been taken towards licensing the boys.
Probably after the Ist of May a newsboy
who can not take out a license will be
obliged to go out of business. This will
materially aid the good work carried on
among them, each boy being registered
and numbered, it will be infinitely eas
ier to keep track of him and look after
him. Why can not the girls be licensed,
too? Miss Johnston, who is so success
ful in getting newsboys removed from
the bad influence of- bad homes and
placed in institutions where reform is
genuine, would be equally .active and
successful in effecting the reform of the
girls. Why can she not have a chance
at them— 'cause they're girls?
The Drummer Was Crushed. .
Detroit Post. ffJFBJi
A Chicago drummer balanced his
chin on the edge of the scat in front of
him and tickled a sandy-haired passen
ger's ear with the remark;
"You've been in Chicago, of course?"
An uncertain look came into the
sandy-haired man's eyes.
"Let me see," he mused retrospec
tively; "'pears to me 1 must have
passed through there. I've traveled a
good deal. 1 know I've heard of the
name before. What line of road is
] it on?"
"Line of road. Why, it's the biggest
railroad center on earth."
"Not bigger'n Crestine, 0., is it?"
asked the passenger with an amused
expression. "I've seen four trains to
onct at Crestline, waitin' to start off. Is
Chicago a place where the trains stop
"Naw," said the/disgusted drummer;
"Chicago is the place where the passen
gers stop for dinner."
"Of course, that's what I meant" ex
plained the red-haired man gently.
"Fact is," he went on with confidential
frankness, "I've traveled so much and
been in so many different places in my
life that 1 don't pretend to remember
more'n a quarter of 'em. What's the
name of the hotel in Chicago?". gg§3
"There ain't any." said the drummer,
Then he walked forward to the filter.
filled his mouth full of water, gargled
his throat, whooshed the liquid on the
floor and hung his leg over the corner
of the coal box.
"Who is that evil-eyed, pink-haired,
lumpy-legged, prairie-eared microbe at
the other end of the car?" . he asked of
the conductor, who was passing through
"Do you mean that gentleman looking
out of the window?"
"He's a fish reliant from St. Louis."
Pugilism Not a Religion.
A story from modern life to finish; ii
seems too good to be true, but the
Athenian takes oath upon it
An old lady who lives within the
shadow of the gilded dome asked her
son within the week:
"Who is this Sullivan I hear the peo
ple talking about?"
"Oh, he is a pugilist, mother."
"A pugilist? Where does he live?"
"Right here in Boston when he is at
"Well," said the old lady, "it's strange
I never heard of him, but Boston is
always getting up so many new relig
ions, it's no wonder I don't know all of
them. What do the pugilists believe?"
In An Apartment House.
Town Topics. ;-:V ; 'Vl"- w
"I wonder who lives in the opposite
apartment. I see a bright light there
literally all night long."
"Oh, Jokeiy lives there."
"Who is Jokeiy?"
"Don't you know Jokeiy? He's the
cleverest 'impromptu speaker we have
in our club."
"Ah! that accounts for the light; he
sits up all night to prepare his im
promptu speeches." -V
OUR LITTLE BOY BLUE.
The little toy dog is covered with dust.
But sturdy and staunch lie stands.
And the little toy soldier is red with rust,
And his musket molds in his hands.
Time was when the little toy dog was new
And the soldier was passing fair.
And that was the time when our Little Boy
Kissed them and put them there.
"Now don't you go 'till I come," he said,
"Aud don't you make any noise:"
So toddling off to his trundle bed -
He dreamt of the pretty toys. '. . .. ,
And as he was dreaming an angel song '
Awakened our Little Boy. Blue — '..''v
Oh, the years are many, the years are long,
But the little toy friends are true. - ;
Aye, faithful to Little Boy, Blue they stand
• Each in the same old place,
Awaiting the touch of a little hand, . "
The smile of a little face.
And they wonder, as waiting these long years
.'••'. . - through, . - . . /!'■ .
-"In the dust of that little chair. -. ' ,
What has become t>f our Little Boy Blue ... ,
Since he Kissed them and put them there. -
■ _ Eugene Field in America.
THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 22, 1888. —TWENTY PAGES.
NEW STYLEIN GOWNS
The Latest Fashions in Even
ing- Costumes and Danc
The Days of the Ungraceful
'* and Old-Style Dances
Fancy Steps Are Now To Be
Introduced, and Dancing
An Accomplishment — Short
Skirts Will Be the Ball
-.,-• Room Style. ■■• ..-.+
• "Society dances will surprise society
itself at Newport and the fashionable
resorts this summer." •
This was the dictum of a well-known
dancing master, delivered with the
gravity which be comes the prophet of a
"Dancing has meant an ear for music
and some vague notion of the . waltz.
Dancing is going to mean steps, fancy
steps, steps which it is an art to learn
and an accomplishment to show. Things
were line for a change last fall. People
were tired of the old dances, but the
dancing gown was in the way of the
new ones. You can't do steps to ad
vantage in a dress which touches the
floor. ' You can't do anything but whirl
about in the waltz till you can make a
girl willing to show her feet. The long
gown tried to compromise on the
minuet. The minuet was a change, and
it was slow enough to get on fairly well
with the gown. But the minuet didn't
take. It was too slow. The gown has
had to give way. The dancing gown
went into retirement at the beginning
of Lent with long skirts. It came out
at Easter with shorter ones. The
chances are it will have another inch or
two clipped off before the seaside hotels
open." ."'-'- -V- :'/.•
"And then steps. The success of the
Fashing Thursday dances settled that,
if it was not settled before. National
dances that will give spirit, picturesque
ness and ' character to the ball room.
There are no girls who dance so well as
i American girls, but they have never
; had a fair chance. You can hardly im
agine what a thankless task it is to try
to teach the few dancing steps we have
used to girls who won't lift their skirts
enough to show the daecing master the
tips of their toes. The new dancing
dresses will be just as modest, and the
buoyancy and self-confidence that girls
will' put into the fancy dancing will do
away with the dreary and stilted monot
ony of the old quadrilles. Now we shall
set;, for one thing, the gavotte."
THE C. A.VOTTE GOWN.
It really looks as if the dancing master
was right. ■ The newest dancing dresses
finished for the dancing season are ap
preciably shorter than those worn a few
months ago. They are graceful, pict
uresque dresses, too. The gavotte, so
others than the dancing master tell us,
will be the especially fashionable dance
of the summer, and the dressmak
ers are taking up the idea by
making gavotte gowns. This does
not mean that the gavotte will be
danced as a masquerade or fancy
dress dance, but only that the revival
of the lively steps of the courts of the
Bourbons or the First' Empire corre
sponds and fits in well with a revival of
the liking for the First Empire gowns.
Since we are going to dance the pretty
and light-hearted figure dances which
I were originated by lords and ladies in
the stately chateaux of Southern France
and tread the measures which Napo
leon's soldier cavaliers trod in the days
of the republic with their three-cor
nered hats in hand; and since Dame
Fashion is. beginning to acknowledge
a fancy for the dress of Josephine's
court ladies, why not unite the two
latest whimsies and appropriate the
Directoire gown to the Directoire dance,
do the gavotte step in the garb in which
at the beginning of the century the ga
votte was done?' This is what is com
ing about, and if every belle includes in
her wardrobe one of the India silks.
China crapes, soft and clinging peau de
soies which, with their accessories of
laces and gems, adapt themselves most
readily to the graceful . lines of the ga
votte gowns, the summer ball rooms
will be studies in color with the har
monies of old rose tints, silver gray and
gold, the tapestry greens,the dull blues,
the silver and . white, pale yellow and
silver, the cream whites which are chos
en for the Directoire dress.
._ IN GREEK DRAPERIES.
: The fashion ,i magazines, , which . are.
quite as apt to be behind as ahead of.
the day, are still announcing with all
show of authority that, whether ; for
dancing or fitted with y a train for
statuesque posing, the Josephine dress
will not take l- in r America. Bless : you,
no,' it will not take because it took some
time ago. : It began to' take tentatively
last summer. It "took with some bold
ness at the Newport Casino, where the
prettiest girls " showed their white
shoulders in it serenely. ; It has taken
at the evenings "at home" of well-fig
ured women all winter. most amazingly.
It has taken as no other one style has
taken in the : advance i orders for warm
weather array. It makes a guy of many
unlucky creatures? Yes, but there,
never was a gown which looked well on
all women, or which femininity had any
right indiscriminately to put on. Isi£t
it a godsend to the horde of readers and
elocutionists - and singers, and don't
these professional; amusers- of society
show their business cleverness by being
among the first to seize . upon toe
picturesque styles? If one cannot enter
a parlor without being read to or si\ng
to or having the violin played at one t: it
is some alleviation of the woes of social
recreation to look up at a sweet creat
ure -in the ".long' soft white silk, just
lace-softened, of a Keeamier robe. or ; to
fix one's eyes on '.a shy thing in Grcjek
draperies, peplum, girdle. Attic em
broideries, all complete, just a faint can?
cession to modern notions of "style" in
the puffed sleeves, cord-wound. ■
ELOCUTION IN A FREXCII KOBE. .
This is not a spring of compromises.
The bodice must be short in Directoire
or Greek style, or else it must cling fast
to the modern French standard and be
extremely long. You would not think
they belonged to the same order of be
ing if you should stand a Greek damsel
up alongside one of these French
maidens, her trim waist stretched to a
point and wound round and about and
pinned with little fluttering ribbon
bows. But they are both in the fashion,
and will, perhaps, exchange figures to
morrow evening. " r
There is something newer than the
Psyche knot, and that is the wearing of
flowers in the hair. The Marchioness
of Lome has stood by the pretty fash
ion through good report and ill, and at
last she seems to have succeeded in
bringing it into favor again. Adele
Grant ventured upon a single blossom
as long ago as last summer, and within a
few weeks half a dozen women have
substituted roses, sprays of mignonette
and forget-me-nots, white azalieas, lilies
of the valley and almost any flower at
tainable at this season for the jeweled
pins which have bound up the hair so
long. Coronets of heath or any small
fine blossom are worn with figured
dresses, large single Gloire de Paris
roses with black lace or cream silk even
ing gowns. With the tea gown for
afternoon adornment people hit upon
the jonquil almost invariably.
Natural blossoms? Yes, thns far. i
Just out of the hothouse and forming no
inconsiderable part of an evening's ex
pense bill. When it gets warmer the
chances are that the "art" ' flowers,
which are cunningly contrived to feel,
as well as look, like" nature, will be sub
stituted by a good.- many belles, who
don't want their roses to fade before the
dances are done. : ..-• I?'.
' There is little that is positively novel
in materials for the evening gown.
Tulle and gauze have undergone further
elaboration, and have concluded a strong
alliance with ribbon to help out the
effect. A pale blue gauze, striped with
white moire ribbon, may be draped over
white silk, or a pale pink lisse. ribbon-
striped, may be combined with pink .
surah. : Such effects and others : like .
them will make radiant the summer girl.
_ Ellen Osborx.
— ■ To Reduce the Surplus. ■•..
New York World. ';:,:;.';
The true inwardness of the direct tax
bill, happily defeated for this year, is re
vealed in the bitter accusation of a Re
publican organ that "the Southern
brigadiers didn't want -the surplus re
duced." ■;■■' It will be to the lasting credit
of the Democratic members if they shall
defeat every raid on the treasury made
for the sole purpose of reducing the suW
plus and preventing a reduction in the
war tariff. ; They cannot do the country
or their party a greater service than thiw
THE , SECRET DRAWER. .go
'■ ■ ' .- — r - 03
In idle mood I touched the springs r
That opened wide the secret drawer, , :
To gaze on naif-forgotten things ■'''
That waked the memories of yore ; 1"
Small scraps of letters loosely tied *.A
With silken bands ofc faded blue, <,j
Containing words of love and pride .\i
Wrung from my heart when life was ne^j
A lock of radiant, golden hair; ill ■
That once adorned a glorious head ••//
Of a young angel heavenly fair— -. - -:: }
Now long since numoered with the dead*—
A dark brown tress— the..sole remains : ■*** i
Of a brave woman lost and gone,
The partner of my joys and pains,
Whose i mile made sunlight where it shone. ,
I sighed, I kissed them like a fool
Although perhaps the fool was wise ~
With wisdom learned in Sorrow's school— ~
Who saw the truth through all disguise, ;; . ;:
And taking counsel with my thought
I asked myself, 'mid haze of tears. ; ■ ->„'.i >
Why these fond relics, fancy-fraught^ ','■ ".•
Should live beyond my span of years?
t.ive, with their tale of thought, or deed,
; l For merchandise in Scandal's mart,
To satisfy the clamorous greed
Of scribblers who'd dissect my heart
When I lay slumbering in the mold,
Unwitting of Fame's noisy blast— .
And sell for miserable gold : > V
The sacred secrets of the Past?
To build romances from my life.' • .. '*-'-.
: Or weave the lies that seem like truth, .
From shadows of long-ended strife ; ■
Aud unknown agonies of youth? "
Take them, ye flames ! such fate is best ! •■-■
t All but the lock of hair 1 crave
To wear upon my living breast,'; • V.»
And perish with me i» the grave. • :.•- '.
Vharlcs Mackay. - : -
Asm The Leading Outfitting Housj in the Northwest. SUNDAY, APRIL 22 I
CLOTHING H°USE- j
Mail Orders Are Promptly Attended to. I
IN THE SPRING.
In the Spring a live Iter necktie glows upon the young man's breast
•* In the Spring he lays his ulster on "mine uncle's" shelves to rest;
In the Spring the wandering blizzard from Montana's icy clime
Makes him wish he had that faded ulster back a second time.
■i ■'/•-?;, • -. —Life.
If you cannot come with your boy, let him
come alone; any selection he makes will be sub
ject to your approval, and do not forget that no
one nee d keep goods purchased of us if they don't
I want to. Exchanges are made as promptly and
willingly as sales, and if nothing -is found to
please you, the money is refunded without quibble
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price $1; our price for all sizes only These Hats are well finished, white
<sc. an( colored satin linings, enamel
250 DOZEN SEAMLESS HALF HOSE- and English goat sweats. The best
Equal to the well-known "Shawknit" $2.50 Hat in the city.
Hose which retails at 25c. We offer See our SILK HATS at $4, $5 and SO",
• this lot at only 12'/2C per pair. and be convinced of their values. a
FANCY HALF HOSE in beautiful Another lot of Nobby CRUSH HATS 0
shades of Modes, Tans and Fancy just received, fine satin lining, silk I
Stripes, including all the leading man- sweat, blue, brown and all the light
ii fact tires, at only 25c per pair. These colors.
we all first-class, full regular-made In WATERPROOF CLOTHING we
goods and usually sold at 35c and are headquarters, aud our stock eon
37Vac'per pair sists of everything from the cheapest
FANCY LISLE HALF HOSE from one rubber Gossamer to the finest En
of the most celebrated manufacturers, glish MACINTOSH, for which we
including six different patterns; are the sole and exclusive agents in
eood« usually sold at 50c and Gsc, at the Northwest,
v • S 35C ncr pair. "The SANITARY WATERPROOF
750 DOZEN LIGHT SPRING NECK- COAT," something new, and the I
TIES in stripes, plaids, spots and fig- only perfect light-weight rubber coat I
ure< In ulaiu silk, Ottoman silk and on the market, made of the best (
v satin Every Scarf worth not less PARA rubber, and contains the great I
f ' than 50c and some 75c. We are of- sanitary feature, Byers' patent Epau- B
I feriug these beautiful Scarfs at only letted Ventilation Boys' sizes, ■
v, | , mm
GREAT EFFORTS FDR GREAT ENDS.
E "■'"■."■ Our Great End Is to Quickly Sell the
-And to Accomplish This Great End We Are
CONTINUALLY CUTTING DOWN PRICES.
Thousands of bargain seekers have profited by this sale,
Half the Great Bargains Are Unsold.
DAILY PRICES GO LOWER AND LOWER,
And that means each succeeding day more interesting and
worthy of attention than its predecessor.
Nicollet and Ninth, - - Minneapolis.
Closing Out Big: Lot
ECRU ORIENTAL SKIRTINGS!
75c goods now 50c.
- 60c goods now 40c.
40c goods now 25c.
$1.00 goods now 65c.
WHITE ORIENTAL SKIRTINGS.
Oil'; ■.■'-'-■'■-■ •-•:■'
gj 75c goods now 48c ; jr.: :■■[ :'■
d 55c goods now 40c •"
45c, 50c and 55c goods now 35c
CHILDREN'S)*! were $2.25
COLLARS. . )75c were $1.44.
* LACE CHEMISETTES, t
10c that were 25c ; 15c that were 35c; 25c
-j< that were 75c. •
Closing Ont Colored Silk Hand
-,i • ■ liercliiefs. .-'. -
50c, were 75c, Ssc, 81.00 and $1.10.
40c, were 60e and 75c.
Closing Ont Dress Trimmings.
Fancy Braid Sets, 75c, that were 51.00.'.
3-in All-Silk Fancy . Braids, 45c, that
were 85c. ',< - -■ \. n \,
4-in Fancy Mohair Braids, 40c, that
were 75c. ■.'■-, •
5-in Fancy Separable Patterns, 75c, that
-.were $1.00. ■■.'.: . . :; \ - . , -
2}£-in Wool Braid Trimming, 20c,. that
was 35c. . __ lV ;
Black Beaded Edge, 10c, that was 15c,
20c and 25c. . "'. ■ :
Fancy Cord Ornaments, 25c, that .were
50c and 75c. - • •= '<. •'- -' <•• ' -
Wool Moss Trimming. 5c per yard. "
Fancy Dress and W^np Fringes.
Lot I— Were 35c "and S'.!c.~for : 25c. .
Lot Were 44c, 48c and 55c, for 35c.
Lot Were C9c, 75c and USe, for 00.\
WASH GOODS DEPARTMENT.
1 Case of Cheviots," 7c, that were 12Vsc."
10-4 Unbleached Sheeting, 20c,that vera 25c.
30-in Striped Fancy Bntests, So, that was
12tk& .■'..-• :.■-■.■•-.-. ■-■:•'-•;" ■ •■• --: \. : - '.'
3<i-iu Figured Batiste, 10c. that was l.»c. . '
Best Drew Ginghams, 9c. that were 12«fce.
Solid Color C hum lira vs, **c. that -were 12tic.
Fancy Printed Sateens, lUVae, that were 18c.-
Closing Out 40-inch
All- Wool Black Cashmeres
60c quality for 45c. .
-75 c quality for 55c
85c quality for 65c.
$1 quality for 80c.
31.25 quality for 51.
Wool Black Henriettas
$1 quality for 80c.
51.25 quality for 90c.
SI, quality for $1. ; -,
"'■'•*"" 40-Inch "'•" ■'•'■■"- ■'
Silk Wrap Henriettas
$1.25 quality for 90c
$1.50 quality for 31.15.
43.inch Black Sehaslapool
$1 quality for 75c.
! 43-inch Black and Corded Fonle
$1 quality for 75e. ~
-43-inch Black Cut Cashmere
$1 quality for 75c
43-inch Black Raj c Cloth
51.25 quality for SI.
43-inch Black Draped MAI sua
$1.25 quality for 81.
. .' -" . Big Mixed Lot.
BOLE 23-inch Moire Stripes. ;
DINE 22-inch Cashmere Plaids.
Bl.tl I-: 22-inch Hairline Checks.
DIME 22-inch Wash Poplins.
AFX ' 22-inch Challie Cloths.
BINE I 22-inch Denfelle.
])I>Ii: 30-inch Double Fold Cashmere.
DIME 22-inch Arlington Checks.
l»l 111: I WORTH 15c.
DDIE -i A WORTH 18c.
Dim: IIIP I WORTH 30c.
DIME XUU I WORTH 35c,
BOXE •:' I WORTH 30c.
■ Lace Stripe Pique, sc, that was 9c.
Stripe and Check India Linen, 7c. that was
10c.'.. '- -■■-:..-■.■'- ■::■;'. " •":."
Blue Check India Linen, Be, that was 10c.
Satin Stripe Mull, sc, that was 9c
i Plain India Linen. 4c, that was oc. .'
G4-in Bleached Table ; Damask, 45c. .that
>". was 00c. •- ■- .' . •■: - - '; - : •: ■';'■- ■'• :.
Cream Table Damask, 25c, that was 33c. '
t>4-in Cream Table Damask,4sc, that was 55c.
Turkey lied Table Damask. 20c, that was 30c;-
MAIL ORDERS. will be : carefully^ and,
promptly filled at the same bargain prices at
which goods are being sold In the store.
GREAT REMOVAL SALE
Of the Once Large and Complete Stock of
China, Glassware and Fancy Goods
ARE GROWING BEAUTIFULLY LESS AT
WALRATH & CLEVELAND'S
GREAT REMOVAL SALE !
243 NICOLLET AVENUE.
This is the last week. All must go, regardless of cost, to save moving and breakage.
$13.50. 814.75, ?15, English Decorated 18.75, $7.50, $8.25. English Decorated
Dinner Sets, Chamber Sets,
I%'ow $10.50. How 95.75.
$5.50, $0.25, $7, English Decorated Tea $io, $11.50, $12.75, China Tea Sets,
Row $3.13. How^.7s.
Fancy Goods at 40 per cent off. Silverware at 33 per cent off.
All Samples of Chandeliers and Library Lamps will be sold at one-third off.
§5.25, $5.75, S(>,so ami §7 Lamps
50 Dozen Rogers' Knives at $1.62 per set.
We will open at the new store, 307 Nicollet Avenue, about April 25,
with the Latest Productions and the Newest Styles of Fine China, Glass
and Silverware. '
CHARLES P. STEVENS & SON,
14 AND 16 FIFTH STREET SOUTH,
THIS PATENT ROCKER,
Covered in Velvet Carpet of Handsome Design,
— — I
At a family dinner given the other day by Valentine
"Winters, a venerable banker of Dayton, Ohio, under tin
plates were found envelopes containing deeds, stock. .
bonds, etc., aggregating nearly $500,000, as present^
to his children and grandchildren. In like manner h-»
divided $400,000 between them in 1882, and it is not an
uncommon thing for his children to find $1,000 checlr *
under their plates. The Clothing manufactured by th i
U T X Clothing House is of substantial quality, maci^
to fit and comfortable to wear. Underwear in all grade; .
Silk Hats, Crush Hats, Derby Hats, Caps. UT X, Min
i ' _ ' — . . — i
||||A ■■ Have room. The BIG BOSTON. Miuueajtolis, is
nil 111 I fourteen years old, and still growing. We could
■IN I I % I not spread out any more, so we spread Upwards.
I VI Ifj ■ We have leased for the term of ten years tins
■VI %0 %sf m whole of the Morrison building, six stories and
basement, and will occupy the different floors as soon as possible. Mr.
Buffington, architect, is now drawing plans for a splendid glass front,
with an interior to correspond. All that perfect taste and money can
procure will be used in the decorations and improvements, making tho
BIG BOSTON the Palace of Fashion and the pride and wonder of the
West. The ground .floor will be, -as at present, filled with the latest
styles of Men's Suits, Furnishing Goods, Hats and Caps. The second
floor will be occupied by the Boys' and Children's Department, which
will be made a perfect parlor for the accommodation of our lady petrous
and the children. On the third floor will be found M en's and Youths'
Overcoats and all kinds of Fur Garments in their season. On the fourth
floor \'m- Merchant Tailoring, and on the fifth and sixth floors our Manu
facturing. Packing, Reserve Stock and Wholesale Lofts. A quick and
safe elevator to all floors. During this great change of base we shall
continue to sell all of our present stock as usual, a little lower than tho
same qualities are offered by any competitor.