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HOW THEY DO SWEAR
Ihis Is Not Profanity, But the
Solemnity of a Court
Clerks Who Make Balderdash
of the Minnesota Witness'
Peculiarities of the Lady Who
Never Before Appeared as
The Wild Western Oath— How
Quakers and Infidels
OU do solemn
ly swear that
you shall five
relative to the
cause now un
tion shall be
the w h o l e
truth. and nolh-
h\* but tlie
troth, 80 help you God," is the- solemn
Injunction prescribed by law to be ap
plied to witnesses in the courts of Min
nesota. It is simple in word form, but
whenspokeuwit.b hand raised to heaven
and with a well modulated, solemn
voice it is the simplicity of siuilfu! elo
quence. The form of words vary in
different, states and countries, and Ins
changed with the ages; ii is also varied
in tlie solemnity or carelessness with
which it is administered, as well as by
the persons who are adjured to speak
the truth. These facts have been
noticed particularly in justice courts
and before officers taking evidence out
of court. In many, instances it lias
eeetned to be an unmitiguble farce— a
iirere juinblinir of words, lacking tlie
semblance of a solemn declaration.
The solemnity is often taken from it by
the clerk drawllug out the last word
iuto a Question so that the ending be
comes soheipyer(iO(lwhat'syername? A
certain notary who is always in a hurry
to take affidavits lias a unin in which
the following words are caught: " 'Kof
yet hat— hold up yer .hand—so help
yer God. Fifty cents, please." Sgch
irreverence to the Creator and to the
law itself is shqpkins to the casual ob-.
server. As a rule clerks of court are
too caielcss In requiring witnesses to
take v proper attitude before being
sworn. It has been a form to many
people, and is devoid of the ancient
solemnity when the prophet swore by
the living God with eyes upturned and
both hands held heavenwards, or the
knight swore upon the hilt of his sword,
his patron saint or an imaginary deity.
In most of the states the custom of
placing the hand on the Bible while the
oath was being repeated, and at the end
kissinn the book has grown into disuse.
When this custom was in vogue there
was an opportunity to study the
character of witnesses, as several
would be arranged in a semi-circle.
part of them men and part women,
■with hands clasping the Book, and when
the time came some would barely touch
their lips to the Bible, others would
give it a distinct smack that would
bring a broad smile to the faces of other
witnesses. It is an universal custom in
the United States to require the witness
to hold up the rii?ht hand while taking
Women as a rule are timid about be
ing sworn, and show considerable em
barrassment when their names are
called and they are told to come up and
be sworn. Very often they will face
the attorney for the side summoning
them and expecting him to administer
the oath, and when told to face the
clerk, such persons will have so far lost
consciousness as to be oblivious to sur
roundings. The hand that has been
but slightly elevated will be the first
thing to be noticed by such a woman,
and she will probably discover that
there is something wrong with it, and
It will seek its mate In a clasp at the
front of the waist before the oatli is
half through. Then when tht« clerk
Interjects MM remark "Hold up your
hand" it will be quickly elevated, and
iv many instances clutching a fan or
handkerchief, which again causes em
barrassment and a lowering thereof for
the purpose of erettinsr rid of the article.
The lady has become so oblivious that
6he doesn't know that she has been
sworn as the oath ended until brought
back to a realization of her surround
ings by a request to take a seat in tho
witness box. When that kind of a
woman commences her testimony, she,
as a rule, is in full possession of her
faculties, and is very apt to tell her
story in the strongest possible light for
the side calling her as a witness. And
the cross-examination only puts her on
her mettle and she never weakens on
her story, but will even imvent features
In support of her theory. And woe be
to the attorney that attempts to catch
or brow-beat her. Other women will
listen reverently to the oath, and when
It is ended, will add such words as:
"God helping me, 1 will tell all I
know." Very often this class of women
will be so conscientious that it will be
found impossible to cet much of what
could be told out of them. They will
generally respond to questions: "f don't
know," and the attorney will be unable
to get the facts he is sure she knows,
out of her.
Among the men there is as great va
riety of manner in taking oath as there
is in character. A physician will step
quickly to the desk, hold his hand up
With fingers bent forward, survey every
thing around him with a critical eye,
and answer "Yes, sir," before the clerk
has concluded the last word of the oath
The policeman takes a position as pre
cise as if on dress parade, will raise his
hand as if offering a salute, and will re
spond to the query will a prompt "Yes,
bit." The man who clutches his fingers
and trembles is not necessarily a per
jurer; he may be a moral coward. The
one who arranges his collar, cravat, and
adjusts the extremity of his vest before
going to the bar, and then treats the
oath lightly, and looks out of the corner
of his eye to see how he is being re
earded by the officers of tho court and
others present, will nead corroborative
evidence to sustain his evidence before
the practiced judge, even if his
testimony is believed by the jury.
There is a erreat number of
large, brawny-handed, honest persons
who will hold their hands high above
their heads, ami will distend their stitf.
horny fingers, so that you may know
not only their occupation, but that their
stories will be con lined to the simple
truth. The man who puts on a frown,
compresses the lips and holds his hand
up rigidly, may bo put down aa a pros
In the earlier frontier camp life days
there was no set form of oath, or trial
either, for that matter, in vosue, and the
erstwhile judiciary functionary was left
to devise suoh fitting and binding ad
inration as his ingenuity might suggest.
The following is a sample: "Do you
swear by the holy Moses accordin' to
the laws of this yer territory, before
Almighty God. ami this yer court, that
every time ye chip yel l give us the
truth on the square, an' hit the bull's
eye every time, an' if yer don't,
do yer hope to be strung up
to a pine tree with a rope aroun ■ your
dam thieven neck to be eat . by the buz
zards, and fail to connect in heaven
w'en yer life goes out, to the best of yer
understand! n r , as; provided by law,
s' help yer God?" The response came
promptly, "Yer bet yer life on't,
There are some people who will not
take an oath. In such cases the Minne
sota law provides that whenever a per
son has religious scruples against tak
ing an oath (of this class are Quakers),
the word "swear" may be omitted and
the word "affirm" used instead, also the
words*'so help me God" may be omitted
and the words "under the pain and
penalties of perjury" used instead. In
the case of infidels a distinct form of ob
ligation is provided, which enjoins that
they do honestly and sincerely promise
and declare ' to give their testimony
under the pains and penalties of per
jury. All of these forms are reasonable
safeguards against perjury, bat it is a
cause of regret that officers do not give
more solemnity to the oath by making
it impressive. ■
A VERYSVVKLIj MAKE-UP
Covered Three Vicious Charac
ters—Life Shown, in the Police
Court. '. : '!:l: . ! d-'^--Z
John MersKiel, Antoinl DerrSns and Paul
ini Lavinskl, Poles who reside on the upper
river flats, were before the city court yes
terday on a charge of endangering . the
morals of children. The woman appeared
in a velvet bonnet with a huge feather, and
was more than comfortably dressed, while
the men had on light -spring overcoats,
and were quite swell outwardly— only lack
ing a boulonuiera. to complete a dudish
make-up. They send their children out to |
bee and steal, and upon trial were convicted
and sentenced ninety days to the work
bouse. The two Polish girls, daughters
of the Lavinski woman, who were ar
rested for entering the residence
of B. Joyce and taking $100 worth of silver
ware, were discharged. John Samonsky and
Jack Smith were given ninety days each for
stealing lead pipe from one of Mayor Smith's
houses in the West end. 7
Early yesterday morning W. P. Mason
Wabasba street furnishing store on Wabasba
street was entered and robbed of $75 worth •
of goods. Officer Tim Enright caught Dan
Dan forth, one of the thieves, and he was held
to the grand jury in the sum of $1,500. The
other thief escaped.
Mary Walsh, a young woman of wayward
tendencies, whs sent to the House of the
Good Shepherd for thirty days.
For cruelly beating his horse on the corner
of Fourth and Robert streets, Hans Clausen
was fined $20. . . .i. . ;
Alexander Jeteau, a boy of twelve years,
was complained against by his mother for in
corrigit'ility, and was sentenced to the re
Fritz Klaus, a wife beater, will be tried on
J. E. Nichols, who attempted to mulct an
innocent named Conroy out of SSO, was let
off with the very light tine of §10.
IT IS GOOD LAW.
Judge Kelly Sustains the Insol
vent Act of 1889.
Judge Kelly has sustained the validity of
the insolvent law of 1889, which is generally
regarded as an amendment to the General
Laws of 1881. Tho validity or the law waß
attacked In the case ot John V. Parwell &
Co.. of Chicago, against Oliver Baker, who
assigned his carpet store a few months ago.
and Lucicu Warner, the assignee. It was
claimed on behalf of Farwell & Co. that the
law of I SB9 did not recite tho title of the
law of 1881, and that therefore it could not
be inferred by the court that the law of 1881
was the law intended to be amended.
It was also urged that the act
of 1889 hnd not been signed
and properly filed by the governor in
tho manner and within the time prescribed
by law, and was therefore inoperative. Par
well & Co. brought tuo action to subject
funds In the hands of Warner. We assignee,
to the payment of their claim against the
Oliver Baker Carpet company, and insisted
that the assignmout was void because not
jjood as common law, nor under the acts of
1881. before amended, and the amendment
of 1889 was unconstitutional, Judge Kelly
holds that if the assignment is good at all it
must stand under the law of 1889. He de
cides this law to be valid. The proceeding
is dismissed us to Warner, the assignee, upon
tho question that it, was a law passed during
the last three days of the legislature. The
judge says the legislature adjourned on
April 23, 1889. The '.21st was Sunday and
should not be considered as one of the three
last days of the session, because it was uot a
NEARLY A DKOADE
Partello Will Languish in Prison
—The Real Kstate Frauds.
Leonard Partello was yesterday sentenced
by Judge Wilkin to confinement in the peni
tentiary at Stilhvatcr for the term of eight
years and five months. Sheriff Bean took
him over to the penitentiary last evening.
The sentenced man tried to control his feel
ingß, but conld not prevent tears from fall
ing for a time. After leaving tne court room
he gave further evidence of his regrets for
the misfortune which deprives him of the
best years of life. Judge Wilkin. in refusing
to grant the motion for a new trial, reviewed
the facts upon which he was convicted, and
before passing sentence he dwelt upon the
gravity of tho offense of forgery and the
peculiarly aggravating circumstances.
Public attention to the offenses of Partello
was attracted last May, when it became
known that there was a systematic attempt
to practice a series of fraudulent real estate
deals among a class of property ownere who
were not familiar with commercial papers.
Mortgages were prepared upon what pur
ported to be South Duiuth town lots, but
which were in reality upon almost absolutely
worthless lots in a swamp twenty-eight miles
from Duiuth. These mortgages were traded
to people In St. PauL or elsewhere, for prop
erty ranging in value from $1,500 to $2,500.
Indictments were found for forgery against
Leonard Partello. J. B. Tall,GerhardThaden,
E. A. CarlHon and F. L. Draper. Partello,
Thayden and Tall have been severally tried
and found guilty. Draper jumped his bail
and has not since been heard of. Carlson
was uot arrested owing to the fact that he
left the country. It Is said that the au
thorities have heard, within a few days,
that he has been arrested tor forgery iv the
old country. Thayden and Tall have ap
pealed their cases to the sunreme court.
Partello was convicted of forging the name
of a man named Lindtstad to a mortgage for
$l,ti(M, and putting it off upon Peter C.
Chrlsteuson. Partello has not yet appealed
bis case. There arc a number of indictments
against the several parties which have not
yet been tried.
A Man With a History.
There is at the poor farm an old man with
a history. He is Tommy Tracy, and is sixty
eight years of age. Twenty years ago he de
parted from old Ireland, leaving his wife,
THE SAINT PAUL DAILY GLOBE: SUNDAY MORNING. MARCH 30, 1890.— SIXTEEN PAGES.
who refused to come to this country with him
Tracy drifted to Bt. Paul, where he work
ed at his trade, that of a bricklayer. He be
came incapacitated for work through a rup
ture, and in 1873 was sen* to fcbe poor hou.se.
There he has made himself generally usef ji
for seventeen years. Recently Secretary
Tong, of the board of control, received a let
ter from At. Louis inquiring about one
Thomas Tracy, and several letters have
passed back and forth. It develops that the
St. Louis correspondent is a son of Tommy
Tracy who the old man has never seen. The
son is prospering in St. Louis and wants to
provide a homo for his fathe*. Supt. Hendry,
of the poor farm, will this week send the old
man to St. Louis.
THE BEST GOVERNED CITY.
An Opinion of St. I'anl Heard at
the Twjliirht. Club.
The problem of municipal government was
tho topic of discussion at the ninth regular
meeting of the Twilight club last evening.
After the dinner table had been cleared, Mr.
Severance, who presided, read the report of
the committee on membership, which wab
adopted. The report provides that any mem
ber who shall be absent for three consecu
tive meetings, without sending an excuse to
the secretary, shall be dropped from the list
of membership. The subject for the evening
was tiicn taken up and thoroughly discussed
by the members. A number of speakers, in
eluding Dr. Smith, Cant. Castle and Mr.
Hendrickson, gave it as their opinion that St.
Paul was the best governed city in eitber the
old or the new world. Those iv attendance
were Qov. Austin. Prof. Gilbert. A. S. Tall
madge. Capt. Moffett. H. T. Fairchild, Hon.
E. A. Hendrickson, Henry M. Knoz, Qeorge
L. Farwell, H. R. Boyesen, A. G. Hodgson,
K. R. Dow, C. A. Severance, Maj. Bates,
Judge Locke, H. C. James, Rev. S. G. Smith,
M. E. Vinton. Dr. Millnrd, H. P. Hall, Prof.
Carmen, Ma]. Newson, H. A. Robinson, E. V.
Smalley, Ambrose Tighe and Capt. Castle.
Insurance Companies Withdrawn.
The following life and accident insurance
companies of the assessment variety, having
failed to comply with the insurance laws of
state for 1890 arc unauthorized to continue
business herein. This, however, is the modus
operand! of withdrawing: Crescent Casualty
company, Winona, Minn.; Minnesota Co-op
erative Aid association. Minneapolis, Minn.;
Northwestern Mutual Indemnity association,
Minneanojis, Minn.; Union Mutual associa
tion, Detroit, Mich.; United Brethren's
Mutual Aid society, Lebanon, Pa. ; Southern
Tier Masonic Relief association. Elmira, N.
V. ; Equitable Aid association, Binghamton,
N. V.; Masonic Mutual Life associaiion,
Cleveland, P.; New England Mutual Aid
I CUT FLOWERS
, I BLOOMING PLANTS, §
I Saturday, AprilSth^ "r
I W E SHALL hold our • I
H "' annual Grand Eas- : . viß-.
I ter Display of Cut Flowers H
1 and Blooming ' Plants at "■ - : ' " ■
N our City Store, No: 5 West Sf^Bß^f
; I Third Street. It will un- v :; H:^'
r|| doubtedly be the Finest ■■■■.■ M
m Floral Exhibit ever at- [.'■■
- g tempted in the North west.
I Particularly Our Display of •
I ROSES, TULIPS,
El NARCISSUS, ■ .•',:', '•._: .
I -;■ EASTER LILIES,
i M Which wit/ be exceedingly
I-0o not allow the occa- - •* —
sion to pass. It will be a
| sight long remembered,
B We cordially invite all
I to attend. - - >
I Florists and Seedsmen,
1 City Store, 5 W. Third St. II
B CONSERVATORIES, .
B COMO A. VENUE.
We compel success
By deserving it
Dry Goods and Notions - - 69 E. Seventh St., St. Paul,
NEW SPRING 6000S ! NEW SPRING 600DS I
We offer the following Bargains, which every lady should investi
gate, for one week only:
Fine French and Imported Sateens (worth 25 cto3s c) - 170
Briiliantines (new colorings) at 2oC, "Oiih double.
Outing Flannels worth 15c af---------||c
Novelty Dress Prints (very desirable) ------5c
Oar assortments of Kid Gloves. Rihbons, Hosiery, Muslin Underwear,
Ladies' Vests,Cor3ets, Embroideries, Laces, Veilings, etc, challenge com
REMEMBER— Every week some one department offers Its entire stock at less
than cost. This means a heavy money loss to us. but it is the plan we adopt for
dividing profits with our customers. A visit to our store will pay you.
AGENTS DOMESTIC PERFECT-FITTING PATTERNS,
society' Boston. Mass. ; Capital Accident and
■I Disability company, • Springfield, 111.; Citi
zens' Mutual Life Insurance company, New
York City; Globe Reserve Mutual Life Insur
ance company, Baltimore, ; Md. ; Union £ En
'■■ dowment association, St, Paul, Minn.
;.-: Not an Elopement. • .:
- The report that Frank Sporar has left the
city in company with Mrs. William Hartzell
is denied by the friends of both parties. Hart- •
zell left • the city several weeks ago in com-*
pany with a woman of the town, taking
abrut $1,200 in : money - belonging :to
hi n self and - wife. He -, left the restau
rant known as the New York, which Mrs. \
Hartzell operated after his flight. Becoming;
ill, Mrs. Hartzell sold out toner sister and
left for Sydney, Or., to join a brother she has
there. Sporar was ■ going ~to Tacoma, and
volunteered to escort Mrs. Hartzell on her
journey, which gave rise to the report of an"
elopement. Sporar was employed by butcher
Kiefer, on Jackson street, for two years and
a half, and bears a good reputation. v<
Not a Newspaper.
Christina Allgauer has appealed to the dis
trict court from an order made Iby the pro-' j
Date court in which order the probate court
dismissed the order to show cause why.
Christina Allgauer should not bo appointed
administrator, with the will annexed, of ;
Francis P. Allgauer. The order was dis- '■
missed because the notice was published In
-The West St. Paul Times." It is held that ,
at the times of the publication of the notice
that paper did not contain or publish tele- ;
graphic news, market reports or letters of
correspondence or the current news of the
day, and that the paper was not ft newspaper
within the meaning of section 306, chanter
20 of chapter 46 of the General Laws of the
State of Minnesota for 1889.
A defective flue caused a fire in the little
j two-story frame shell, Nob.' 305 and 305 1&
Robert street, shortly after 10 o'clock last
evening. The up tier story was occupied by
William Mueller as a cigar manufactory, and
one of the ' first floor rooms contained bis
retail stock. The other storeroom was occu
pied by Joseph Delosso as a fruit store. The
damage to the building is nominal. All told,
the loss is about $500, fully covered by in
A burning haystack on the river front, at
the foot of Eagle street, was put out by the
fire department at 11 o'clock last night.
A slight fire occurred about midnight in
the rear of 353 Walnut street, damaging a
small stable to the amount of $75 .
' Laces, Ribbons, . • ''
Velvets in lovely shades only at Wer
ner's. .-.■- ' : . - *
IHE HHTJEM BOOING !
*j. , We opened pur Slaughter Sale of the stock of Mendel & Co., Chicago, that was
slightly damaged by smoke and water, Saturday morning, and our double store was
crowded to the doors all day. The people of St Paul never had such an opportunity to
buy seasonable goods at such a tremendous sacrifice as this sale affords.
WOO BARGAINS! 60,01 BARGAINS! 00,01 BARGAINS!
HEAD these PRICES
WHITE GOODS ! LADIES' UNDERWEAR!
Al*~*i, A • nu:j~ * M *l m,' MA . 39 dozen Ladies' Ribbed Vests, slightly damaged by water, 7o
T , Checks, Plaids and Stripes. ' gjsSES&aß&ggjS IS!
Lot No. 1, very wet, - - 4c per yard 85 dozen Ladies' Pink Vests, silk-finish, slightly dnnaged by
Lot No. 2, very wet, - 6c per yard water, ... 19c
Lot No. 3, very wet - - 7c per yard 64 dozen Ladies' Delicate Shades, silk-finish, slightly damaged
Lot No. 4, very wet Marseilles, 9c per yard m spring-WGight Merino Vests, slightly damaged by watar, 32c
Lot No. 5, very wet India Linen, fine, 6 cents 175 Heavy-Waighl Merlin Vests, slightly damaged by water, 35c
OUR STOCK OF SWISS FLOUNCING
Is the Finest Ever Shown in This Market They Cost Double to Import.
Lot No. I— Containing 250 yards Hemstitched and Plain, slightly damaged, at sOc per yard
Lot No. 2— Containing 479 yards Hemstitched, Ruffled and Plain, slightly damaged, at. . . .64c per yard
Lot No. 3— Containing 363 yards Hemstitched, Ruffled and Plain, slightly damaged, at. . . .69c per yard
Lot No. 4— Containing 285 yards Hemstitched, Ruffled and Plain, slightly damaged, at. . . .75c per yard
Lot No. s— Containing 243 yards Hemstitened, Ruffled and Plain, slightly damaged, at. . . .89c per yard
Lot No. 6— Containing 140 yards Hemstitched, Ruffled and Plain, at $1.00 per yard
Lot No. 7— Containing 135 yards Hemstitched, Ruffled and Plain, at • . • • $1.10 per yard
Lot No. B— Containing 130 yards Hemstitched, Ruffled and Plain, at $1.20 per yard
1 Also, a large line of 27-inch Flouncing for Children's Skirts, slightly damaged by water, propor
tionately as cheap. &^ .
100 pieces of Cream and White Val. Lace Flouncing, damaged by smoke, from 49 to 69 cts. per yard.
000 yards Black Flouncing, slightly damaged by smoke 49 cents per yard
750 yards Black Flouncing, slightly damaged by smoke 59 cents per yard
500 yards Black Flouncing, slightly damaged by smoke 69 cents per yard
500 yards Black Flouncing, slightly damaged by ? smoke ; . . .... .... * . : . . ........ . . ;. 84 cents per yard
500 yards Black All-Silk Flouncing, slightly damaged by smoke 98 cents per yard
1,000 yards Black All-Silk Flouncing, Spanish, Guipure and Chantilly, at $1.13, $1.19, $1.29, $1.34, $1.49
500 pairs Lace Curtains, slightly damaged by water, at - - 53 cents a pair
*?00 pairs Lace Curtains, slightly damaged by water, at - - - 75 cents a pair
& 00 pairs Lace Curtains, slightly damaged by water, at - - 83 cents a pair
4=oo pairs Lace Curtains, slightly damaged by water, at - - - $1.00 a pair
450 pairs Lace Curtains, slightly damaged by water, at - - - $1.25 a pair
300 pairs Lace Curtains, slightly damaged by water, at - - - $1.31 a pair
250 pairs Lace Curtains, slightly damaged by water, at . - - - $1.65 a pair
600 pairs Lace Curtains, slightly damaged by water, at - ... $2.00 a pair
175 pairs Lace Curtains, slightly damaged by water, at - - - $2.25 a pair
200 pairs Lace Curtains, slightly damaged by water, at - - - - $2.50 a pair
135 pairs only Lace Curtains, slightly damnged by water, at - - $2.75 a pair
300 pairs only Lace Curtains, slightly damaged by water, at - - - $3.50 a pair
priiTC 1 iiunrßyjTAß i
IJLEi 3 v UlUJLrlfi LAII ■
100 doz. Men's Fine Balbriggan Shirts, slightly damaged by water — 19c each
60 doz. Men's Fine White Shirts, slightly damaged by water • 21c each
196 doz. Men's Fine Plain and Fancy Shirts and Drawers,Balbriggan,slightly damaged by water.29c each
153 doz. Men's Fine Mixed Gray and Brown, spring weight, slightly damaged by water 29c each
87 doz. Men's Heavier Mixed Gray and Brown, spring weight, slightly damaged by water. . . . 34c each
131 doz. Men's Scotch Gray Mixed, spring weight, slightly damaged by water .-...- 44c each
41 doz. Men's Gold-Mixed Ribbed,Satin-Finished Shirts and Drawers,slightly damaged by water. each
161 doz. Men's Scotch Gray, Medium- Weight Shirts and Drawers, slightly damaged by water. .59c each
210 doz. Men's Scotch Gray; extra heavy, all wool (warranted) 69c each
116 doz Men's All- Wool Heavy Scarlet Shirts and Drawers, slightly damaged by water 69c each
179doz.Men's Wool Extra Heavy Scarlet and Gold Satin Finish,slightly damaged by water. 89c each
100 doz Gents' Hose, Regular Made, slightly damaged by water ........ ...;.... 12c pair
150 doz. Gents' Hose, Regular Made, Fancy, slightly damaged by water 15c pair
1,000 Silk Handkerchiefs for 15c, 19c, 21c, 25c, 29c, 34c, 49c, all slightly damaged by water.
C2TT .T^" TV/TT 1 I" I 'P! 1 10,000 gross of Dress Buttons at 2* cents a dozen.
« OXJ-J-Cs»- -MU.J. j. -*.*=»■ _ Ladies' Jackets for $1.29, worth $2.25.
Lot No. 1, Smoked, : : : : 8 I ldc Ladies stockinet Jackets fop $1.89, worth $4.50.
Lot No. 2, Smoked, : : : : I 'la» Oup Hosiery is a littlle smoked, and we will sell them 50
Lot No. 3, Smoked, :~ •_-... : « : 29c centg on the dollar.
Laces from 1 cent a yard up. - Good Men's Hats, worth from $2 to $4.50, all for $1.39. .
Embroideries from 1 cent a yard up. ; • 500 Ladies' Trimmed and Untrimmed Hats at one-half their
1,000 yards of Ribbon at 2} cents a yard. jmi value, and the balance of our Carpet, Oil Cloth and
; 5,000 yards of Ribbon at 22c, 30c, 40c and 60e, all silk, Wa n p a p er will be sold; must be closed out.
at 19 cents pep yard. !; ■'"•".'■'" i .v^"'-V: ; "' ■-.•'■• ■ __^ __ ' ■". • '
SHAW, CHARLTON & CO., 57 and 59 East Seventh Street.