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VOL. XXV.-NO. 54.
HELP FOR THE NEEDY
CHICAGO'S MUNICIPAL PAWS SHOP
IS PROVING A GREAT
■ • ■ ■•: ■
A POINTER FOR MINNESOTA
Rates to Borrowers I£ar Below Those
Charged by the . SUyloclis,
Yet It Is Paying a
Profit. . ! ;
Special to The Globe.
CHICAGO. Feb. 22.-Since the days of
Portia no harder blow has been dealt to
Shylock or his usurious namesakes than ■
was given in the j organization of the ]
State Pawners' Society of Chicago.
This institution has the unique distinc
., tion of conducting a work of- philan
thropy that yields a profit." It has accom
plished far-reaching good, helped thou
< sands that needed help, done much* to cor
rect a grave evil in t-e municipal system
and, after summing up its beneficent op
, erations for the year, has paid a dividend:
The enterprise was undertaken by a
number of public-spirited men of means,
whose primary object was to relieve
needy borrowers from the hardships often
Buffered as the result of transactions
with Knights of the Three Balls, whose
establishments are thickly scattered
along both sides of Clark street, in the !
heart of the city, for a distance of nearly
a mile. The plan, as conceived and car
ried out, was to lend money at a mod
erate rate of interest on personal prop
erty, to allow more liberal terms for re
demption than could be secured from reg
ular pawnbrokers, doing away with the
confiscation often practiced by the money
lenders and to place the business on
such a basis as to give applicants for
loans the highest assurance of fair deal-
> To aid in the latter purpose it was
sought to make the state a party to the
enterprise, and this end was attained
through the passage by the legislature of
a law authorizing the incorporation of
the Pawners' society, prescribing condi
tion on which it should be allowed to con
duct its business and providing safe
guards for its patrons by making it a
The last named provision Is the most
interesting feature of the law. as it I
is the.one most likely to recommend the
venture to legislators of other states
•-and to lead to similar steps to secure!
to other large cities the benefits of such
an institution. It is that the governor
Of the state and the mayor of the city!
in which the corporation does business'
shall each appoint one director, who shall
not "be a stockholder or an employe of j
the corporation, who shall have the same'
power and authority as the other direct- I
ors of the corporation. To insure to the'
public the benefit of state supervision!
of the affairs of the society, it is re-j
quired that the president and directors'
snail annually file with t.e auditor of!
public accounts of ..ie state a full re
pert of the business of the year, giving 1
under oath the name of and the number!
of shares of stock heid by each stock-
holder. The auditor, moreover, is given
all powers of examination and super
vision of the affairs of the society that
ha has under the act regulating trust!
companies, over enterprises of that cnar
;. ter. :.
- 1 mier the terms of this law the so
ciety is alSowed to charge not to exceed
1 per cent a month to any borrower as;
compensation for the money advanced,
and not to exceed one-half of 1 per cent
a month additional for storage and in
nce. This makes the cost of a loan
3 V a per cent a mcnth. as compared with
10 or 20 per cent, usually paid the pawn
era, and insures uniformity in the
rate Instead of leaving it as heretofore,
a matter of bargaining to be determined 1
according to the avarice or shrewdness t
of the lender and the neediness of the
In order to confine the operations of
society strictly to the purposes It is
provided that the amount lent to any one
person shall not exceed $250, and the
property r« be accepted as collateral is
Ited to the ordinary articles of per
ilty. The society is forbiouen to ex-1
ie any banking power, whether issue,
alt or discount; is not allowed to re
ceive money or negotiable securities on
deposit nor to lend money on commercial
paper, nutes, checks or drafts.
The rate of dividends which the stock
holders of ihe society may receive out
of the profits of the Institution is fixed
by lav.- at 6 per cent per year.
An important safeguard for the borrower
itgulation governing redemption
This provides that renewals of a loan
njay lie made from month to month the
whole time of the loan not to exceed oiv
year. Not until the expiration of a full
year after the loan has run its term may
an article pledged be sold. Then ii is to
be disposed of by auction under the di
rection of the society to the highest bid
d< r for cash, the society being allowed to
me a bidder and a buyer at such sale
The net surplus of the proceeds of the
sale, after the cost of the auction and the
ajnount originally advanced by the so
ciety, have been deducted, must be held
f< r two years, subject to the d.ecian.<i of
the pawner or legal representatives. This
practically does away with the confisca
tion by which many pawnbrokers, by ar
bitrarily enforcing the rigid ami 'one
rkitd agreement under which a loan >s
made, secure possession of valuable ar
ticles on which they have advanced but
a f mall part of the real worth.
There are rigid provisions for forfeiture
of charter and liability for damages in
rntrn of the violation of the terms of the
law, and any director, officer or employe
lie society, upen conviction of such an
offense, is made subject to fine or im
4 With this legal standing and the co
operation of the state secured, the State
Fawners" Socioty of Chicago was organ
ized about two years ago, with a capital
Btock of $50,000. Among its sponsors are
some of the best known men of the city.
A few of them are John V. Farwell Jr.!
son of a wealthy dry goods merchant and
himself active in many reform move
ments; Nelson P. Blgelow, member of a
well known firm of lumbermen; Rollins'A.
Keycs, Edwin G. Foreman, bankers; Ed
ward B. Butler, prominent In the paper
industry of the West; John G. Shedd.
president of the largest ice concern in the
city, and largely interested in the firm of
Marshall, Field & Co., and Leslie Carter,
ORfiitali&t and president of the South Side
Elevated Railroad company .
Mr. Farwell is the president of thp so
ciety, Mr. Bigelow its secretary, and Str
Foreman its treasurer.
An idea of the extent of the operations
of the society, of the number of persons
' in need of relief from temporary flnan-
I embarrassment who are reached by
it. and of the profitable nature of its
Bfness, may be gained from the report
of President Farwell, submitted to the
annual meeting of the stockholders,
which was held recently. This shows
that the working capital has grown from
Ihe original figure, to over three
times that pum in the short period of two
rears. A gratifying feature of this show
ii:=r Is the promise it holds out that the
Institution soon will extend ts field of
(j sfulness. This means the establish
l. ::t of branch offices, and, as a conse
quence, the reaching of more people. Mr.
■ F.;rwtll. in his report, said:
The statements which follow show
I the society is in every way prosper
pi ■?. Comparing this year with the last,
t!i iota) of loans made .has increased
from J2r,7,750.75 to $400,475. and the number
of loans from 17,161 to 22,012, making,
Since the society opened, a total of 39,173
THE ST. PAUL GLDBI
if&ash (foods Show
More than ever are the women of the Twin Cities looking to us for all
that's dainty and new in wash fabrics, and better than ever are we pre-:
pared to serve them, Our stock has never been larger or more varied
than now. All the beauties ;of both domestic and foreign weaves are
here—and at our saving prices. ■- A. -
Mercerized Yarn Wove Chambrays, : Swiss Plumetls, an ideal '— —:
stripes and solid colors; a special waist .: texture for dainty summer ZSC
material that may bs justly regarded as . gowns, 30 inches wide ... ***r **
a high-class novelty among - Novelty Waist Patterns, in ~
h s Caton. S. attraCtlOnS °f ZVC ***«f « tibia 60C
full. Per pattern
Watstlngs — Novelty Silk Tissues, Illuminated Silk-striped ; Swisses, 200
Bird's-eye Madras, Panama Cloth (all pieces, in bright and attractive styles;.
plain shades); "Azure Fancies and Jed- these have all the appearance MQ *+
dah Novelties,- an illustration -m « -of the 50c qualities. Special- lf%\l
of the skill and art of Euro- £§»&Q Monday ..Y........... v
pean weavers. Per yard... Bohemian and Hungarian Madras,
Imported Scotch' Ginghams, 303 . 200 pieces, 32-inch, absolutely fast
pieces m beautiful designs o%'Bl'** ■■' color and shrunk, for ladies' »™ -
and colors. ZmDC waists and gentlemen's - /Jd/7
. 32-inch ■■... T-^shirts;..-.v ............ #W '
Spring JOress (foods
The new spring colors are in evidence here now—and many are the
compliments we receive on our magnificent showing. It's a display
that cannot fail to captivate every one who buys a yard of dress goods.
The time to select is now—get first choice of the novelties. Special in-,
ducements for Monday:
All-wool ■_. Doria Vigoreaux Marwina
Suitings, Storm Serges, Granites, Can
vas Cloths, Chalk Lines, Mistrals and
fancy stripes, in colors and m/)
black, values to 65c per yard. JQ (Jfl
46-inch Monda Vigoreaux, Whipcords,
Coverts, etc., in all desirable shades,
browns, blues, greens, . light gray,
medium gray, Oxford gray or*
and black. Per O&G
yard \J W
THAT SALE OF CRASHES
There is still a quantity left of those Cra^hss W3 told you about last
Sunday. We bought them direct from the mills, way under price; they
were made right here in Minnesota, of Minnesota flax, so that we had no
commission, import duty or freight to pay —and you zrs getting them at half the
cost of the foreign-made goods. Can you afford to miss this sale? The prices:
Absorbent Linen Crash, Heavy, rough brown, half- 17 and 18-inch bleached
full bleached, cannot be bleached and full-bleached and half-bleached Minne
equaled in the country to- Linen Crashes, Minnesota- sota-made Linen Crashes,
day at 8c per yard. Our made, worth 10c. Our worth 12)4 c per yard. Our
price, price, price,
5 G 6 1/z G BJ/8 J/Z G
Remnants of these Crashes in the Bargain Basement.
bJhite (foods specials
Remnants 40-inch Linen,- Sheer India ■
Linon, fancy Madras (lace and fancy
stripes), Piques and fine Dimities, worth
20c to 30c per yard. On Bar- m** "
gain table, Main floor, .... JyQ
50 pieces fine" imported Piques, fancy
weaves, satin stripes, cords, welts and
figures worth 25c to 35c. Mon- a
day, special .................. Jm3C
Paper hanging time is not far away, and you are thinking of repaper
ing those rooms, You will do well to see our stock. It's the most com
plete hereabouts, and our prices are just half those asked by exclusive
wall paper dealers.
Monday our enlarged department will be ready to receive you,
Come, look around, and see the prettiest and newest designs on the market.
10,000 rolls of dainty bedroom papers,
always sold for 5c and 662 v-. —k
Opening pries Monday, ■ sLfl
per roll , ......:... *°*9
Largest assortment of parlor, din
ing room and store papers, in all the.
desirable colors; sold elsewhere r%
for l2Ac.-" l Our price Monday, f%G
THE FEBRUARY FURNITURE SALE
Our great February Furniture Sale goes merrily on. and the selling Is decidedly lively—an evidence that
the people appreciate the values we are giving. Nowhere can you duplicate these goods at our prices. Come see.'
a Bed Clothes in Place at AH ; Times 7 **•*• ■ ( -, T^L^ -^Js. J%r "
—--.— P^Hi Our special for this week will be a sanitary ;f\ **?■**% - J '^Sr*\ ::::::?:::=S=:^W
? i' ii Tf @ f TTr^-^fk Your choice of Fancy Denim Ticks on Mattress. vjrjjgJQKSR 1 "l^^JJf-J ' '
F^%^^^s^*fi -; mr.nczoU y-^ y/jrc ' >'-V^ T^" -^ now oeautiful Ironl and aSS Beds -we &xc
Fq^—""""^ M for the W^^^Mi'^'' -~ = -^>^3 now sh°wing in our enfeged Furniture ds-
JJST - -<li Rova! fe^T^t^^^Li^^^ V-^^ partment" are."-attract^ ,thi" attention of
,_ _. and ivlon- *^y&%&*i*~£z!i< .Our special for this weeic. is an Iron Bid
Bargain m Presser arch Cot- " like cut- • .Mad is $ inches :high; has
ton Felt : - " '" --1 - brass reds, brass spindles and brass rosettes on
A Dresser similar to cut, made Mo( . ' , .~ , , "- ' head and^, foot- Yourchoic*of white eh o ri/\
of quarter-sawed golden oak Mat, tresses. ■by far the best : Cotton : Felt Mattress i enamel, forest green of d«ii black '" sß*so
■hiehly polished- 'has French maae' A car of these celebrated mattresses just re- nishV. : * ".--- v.
£fe. LrFor; the Iwo^p drawers csived and S° on sale tomorrow at these pricL: - ff&g other £ty!es t0 ct cm i;*d
are swell: in every way a handsome _ . ' , • " !
piece of furniture. ** #/* <*•« 5° 1 t i »7-<so Imperial. 4 ft. 6ln ".;.... $10. tD Monarrii'?i>V a L '"" ' *ii rt-'
gi£F ISil^E:-;;;:^ siM^^s Efefejf:^
e sfromsß. s oup. . rSr^aS^
loans, amounting to $658,263.75. „In these appraisements ~ have been secured that
: figures renewals, which are very " re- the directors feel sure that all probable
quent, are not.counted as new loans. The losses from such sales have been more
.'• gross ; profit | has increased from $13,619.93 than provided ° for in jj the above state
to $28,451.75, and the net profits from ment.' - The year has proved even - bet-
55,476.27 to $20,362. - '"., ter than was then anticipated, and the
"As stated In the first annual report, uncertainty, of results from auction sale 3
the net earnings were 8.8 per cent on has been removed.
the average capital employed while for " Two sales have been held one in May,"
this year- they have been 12.72 per cent when the gross proceeds' were $3,214
on the present capital of $160,0C0. the loss to the society from twenty
S.nce our last report •■ two semi"an- Pledges, $11.63, and the surplus ; from 167
nual dividends of 3 per cent have been pledges -" $1,075.66; V the ! other "on Oct 15
paid on th 6 CaPltal * outstanding at the -when the gross proceeds were $5?
time of the payment. In : that report it : the loss from ; forty-one pledges - $44 45
SSSISSfc .Considering the! first year's and the surplus from 255 pledges $1697 21
.results the directors. have no hesitation. These ■ surpluses ; must be held for two
in saylng that the stock will undoubtedly years by the society subject to the caller
earn 10 per cent per annum and that the ticket-holders.:■ What is not called for
the semi-annual dividends at the rate within that time becomes the proper^
of 6 per cent per annum, (maximum al- of the society "et-uines. ule Property
lowed by law) can be regularly and safe- "From present pxnprion™ .♦ , o iiiiiii^i' ,
ly declared. ; Although : the required year that : less T han 50 per SSt of £j£
nas : not; yet ; elapsed -- on i delinquent ; ; loans j < amounts will :be called for so that au^
before sale by auction is allowed, such tion sales, instead ofproduSng a loss
a large percentage of the first loans j will^yield. considerable net prof t * ' ? '
: has been redeemed and so many expert " "A short; time ago a ■new.'Society' call-
SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 23, 1902—TWENTY-EIGHT PAGES.
56-inch Heavy Suitings, for unlined
skirts, in black, navy blue q -
and Oxford gray; values to QQ G
$1 par yard. Special ..
Some of the Noveftes — Mistrals
Voiles, Etamines, English Twists,
Stripes and Cards, Canvas, Hairlip.es,
Serges, etc., in black and colors.
Prices, per yard,
$1. $LZS, $1.50, $1.15, $Z
Jahle £amask Specials
- 70-inch half-bleached : Irish Satin Dam
ask, extra heavy and warranted to give
satisfaction in wear. . The regular sell
ing price is 75c a yard. Mon- ma
day, special ............... mSIBC
70-inch full bleached Irish; Satin 7 Dama
sk, which sells regularly at $1.00 per
yard, goes on special-sale, m »
Monday, at...:.-........... & tiC
A choice lot of papers,
suitable for any room in *11
the house, to be placed on «»*/2C?
sale Monday at, per roll.. :-V /*«**
15,000 rolls' of varnished gilt andem
bossed papers, in ail the rich effects,
worth 35c per roll, :.; L mm
Opening price - SMafl
Monday ................. ***-**
*^c\ S? w JBl Wl lib /&^r
/few Spring (garments
Advance showing and sale of some of the new
things that wilf be worn this spring. Tomorrow we offer exceptional :
values in all lines to induce early buying. (l
Suits Skirts Raglans i|
New Spring Suits%n ail New Spring Dress ' Skirts, New light-weight - Rag- j!
colors, in blousej vests lined - and unlined, neatly 7 lans for. spring ' wear, in |([«
and tight-fitti«^ ; ityles, trimmed, with or with- half & tight-fitting styles, \
up from '".'v^.'-.. ; out flo^ce, up from with or without capes, -,]'.
$M $5 $/5
Ffennefette Wrappers— The $1.25 and $1.50 ones go st 1.00. [
m> • m* *
Such Prices as These Are Crowding This Department
With Wise Buyers.
Ainens, White (foods
In the Bargain Bssernsnt.
Remnants India Linon I: and Victoria
■ Lawn, 40 inches wide,»worth 8c to b~
10c a yard. - Monday .;»;...;... QC
Remnants Creati White Shaker Flan
nel, soft wool finish, worth 5c a yard.
Monday, 20-yard limit, v <_ ■
per yard ............". ..V...... OC
Remnants 32-inch heavy Cream »
Shaker Flannel, regular quality %C
Remnants Victoria Lawn,:4o-inch India"
Linon, Striped Nainsooks and Dim-' ..q- '■
ities, value 10c to 1234' c. Special. OC
White Crochet Bedspreads, : full size
and hemmed, worth 65c. a o'
Special ...........'.-;: };\.. H*OG '
White Crochet Bedspreads, ; full size,
hemmed, worth $1.10 to $1.25 each, -
colored Crochet Spreads, blue, pink, |
or red, worth $1.50. " \ jfOks*
Choice ...... i '.. .... .*. '.'. .... A Q&G "
Comforter Special— so dozen $1.25 7
and $1.50 Comforters, stitched or tied, :
heavy and light weights. \ ":-;? ; (%/)** :;
Choice Monday ........... '<3UG-^.
Remnants of Crashes
■. . . In the Bargain Basement.
Bq yard for bleached, unbleached and •
*"• leached Linen V Crashes, ■
worth to Be. .'■ ' 's. J --'4 '". '..'.; i :
>7q yard for bleached, half-bleached _ i
• *♦ : and rough brown Linen Crashes, l \
9c and 10c grades. *^r ' - •
Coats, Capes, purs
""" In ths Baigain Basement.
A small ims of winter garments to go .
less than cost: •"■*:-'. .*'
$5.00 JBbucls and GerriHri; 'ifrj ft o I
Beaver Capes, for ..... .If'-'. <0/«yO . ;
$7.50 Heavy Winter CoatJ^ 0 9 £j/i •
to go at ....:;..... -. '. O&.QU
Children's Fur Sets, worth $1.00, *»*%
go for ..^. ... O^C :
Children's Jackets, some 1^- C» J /)A '
ceptional values; ....... $pf&U
Motion •Specials Curtains, graperies
■ . 't. -'" *.: ~ -'*'" ~ • • ■In th» Bargain Basement.
In the Bargain Basement. - . . 4C-inch Striped Curtain Swiss, „,/
"Archer" Brand Needles—the best * per yard %'IZQ
needle imported. In our bargain base- : o-™„-„««, ->n ■ ' j or J.* -
ment you get them regularly It 3c; - Sj," 1 R^£" T° /" d 25° Dsn' Mr
tomorrow, extra special 1:.;.;..:. IQ imS> Burla3 ' Tickings, etc .... I\JQ
3c Fin Cubes-50 pin5:.....vU".,.......;...; i e :: S em, n-? nts of all Curtain ,i f^^;^
15c Frilled Cotton Hose Supporters .. . 7c Muslins and Nets....". *Z" 106
20c-25cK.inert Stockinet Dress Shields...":. 9c : m, o-,i, n j "' -:-
10c card Pear! Buttons (2 doze ........ 5c lOc Silkohnes, psr yard 7 C
Bcspools, 100 yards Sewing Silk, black.. ..3Vzc - Curtain Corners, each ..; r\ . l sc
ing itself the 'Chicago State Pawners'
Society,' began business. As one of the
large Clark street pawnbrokers is con
nected with this 'nstituUon and a name
has been chosen so like our own as to
cause gTeat confusion, the directors have
believed that it was not started in the
spirit intended by the law. Under these
circumstances a suit in equity h^s been
begun to restrain them from using their
"As 30,173. people have made loans of
the society since its organization and the
average loan is only $16.50, the directors
feel that it is reaching a large number
of needy people. About 20 per cent of
this number, or 7,835, have been women.
Out of about $210,000 loaned, which could
be subject to sale by auction since our
opening, only $4,466 of loan value, or
about 2 per cent, has been so sold. From
this it is evident that our rates of inter
est are so reasonable that the loans can
be easily repaid. In fact, representatives
of charitable societies have stated that
since our society has gotten under way
there has beea a marked decrease in,
In the Bargain Basement.
! goods that have sold for \2%c and
sc, to be closed out Monday, at, »••
;r yard. ......./... . &G
X) pieces i of * Lawns — stripes, ~>*i,
its and floral designs. Per yard &C
50 pieces Corded Batiste, worth v*
: and 10c, : Per yard ...... .' ©C
cmestic Dimities for sacques, wrap
;rs and children's dresses. *%
er yard........... .... ..'■■ OC
est American Prints. #tr/
sr yard.........;....;....; &'/2G
alicoes—Best German ; blue, ■ black
id white, red and white and mii ■' ,
ay. Per'yard ......... *V*\2G
>roh Ginghams— lot of rem-
Lnts, in 5- ,and 10-yard lengths ;r~- >
sr yard.".' *&Q
ess Gingham Remnants— g*
I colors and lengths. Per yard : VW
►-incH Percale Remnants, light vaST
rk; the 10c and 12>£c quality. &
it yard..................... QC
:' ; -. ...In the Bargain Basement. !.'.
Rq per yard for Whipcords and -
"V Coverts —36 inches wide, usual
sold at 39c par yard.
CotnnnnfQ -half yard to 7-*;
yo//(/|M/|^ yard pieces-lengths
r. waists, children's dresses, skirts and
itire gowns—black and colored, stripes
id plaids—and all £f\^- jjt^ll
c reduced at least %JU6 mjTQlt
.■ -' ,■ -• _ ; . -:» .-... ... / ,;.■
i HCOG. Pr A lar? lot of Tor-"
VWO6^. 6.6^0,, Laces/pretty '"•
itterns; worth to sc. Go at, A
:r yard......... 2C
smstitched handkerchiefs. m
onday, each...;............ . *t*Q
And it is a special indeed. It's a lot
ust received, consisting of 250 boxes of
Crane s Linen Lawn
Cranes Kid Finish
In quire boxes w.th the envelopes to
match. These are the two best selling
papers made by Geo. B. Hurd & Co
and you know that thsy are the best
This lot is put up 24 sheets of paper and
24 envelopes in a dainty box to match,
and the paper sells regularly for 60c a
quire. Come here and get the a —
paper and envelopes in a box for HfdG
Five tints to select from.
Special prices for Monday.
.Fast black;• silk-finished Taffeta, 36
inches wids, regular 20c quality 'em
Special, ftqtT. ..:.:.;.;;;..g . j/c
Silesia—Fast black and gray, 36 inches:
wide, regular 12}£c quality. o
Special..:. ....;........... ($Q
Heavy Black Canvas—Regular o
12/4 quality. : Special ... .PC
Silk Cloth, in light colors only a
regular. 13c quality. Special , &C
troubles coming to their notice through
pawnbrokers getting valuables because
poor people could not pay interest or
As the society has now reached a
point where its financial success sterns
to be assured, a committee of three has
been appointed to consider the question
of increasing the usefulness of the so
ciety by establishing branches or through
It requires no great stretch of imagi
nation to see in the work of the society
an invasion of the pawnbrokers' held
so extensive and effective as to force
them greatly to modify their methods
of doing business or face the danger of
being driven out entirely. What already
has been done without advertising, in
a rather obscure place of business 'and
with a very modest establishment, au
gurs well for the future of the institu
tion when its existence shall have be
come more widely known and the in
duce,ments it holds out to borrowers
shall have been given greater publicity.
In fact, some of the far-sighted Clark
//few foulard J'ilks
: It's impossible for you to err if you select your Silks here Here
is the prettiest and best stock of silks that could be gathered anywhere
Not a lot . of left overs and odds and ends, but bright, new stylish silks,
the ' finest that the best manufacturers know how to make > Some
special values for Monday: " ";- :.-•.-_
: New Foulards, Satin Pannes, Liber- Wash Sllks-200 pieces of new Jap
ties and Foulard Twills—all the new " anese Wash Silks— : the new effects
color grounds, lace, floral and scroll in multi-colors and Roman : stripes,
designs, In large, medium and small sinle» double and cluster cords in
effects. For Monday we make a sd-- •* and blacks; the new pinks, blues,
cial -rice on th-se new 190? - jaspers, tans and whites; 50 different,
deslgrS-the 2 5 quimy QSr jSS^t^^^ The beSt VaIUCS
at, a yard:.....;....?._ * to be had . * ft^ _^ CZ/\*+
Ba«n Fou.ards-30 paces' of new de- yard";. > *&G & OUC
tS'excln^Zl^i ,-\ Cy're >biau- -- Satln Duchess*. in street colors only.
: drt>n. ' 1 q I tVi Styhsh r?ES~. Our entire line of these col- _
v^! n:i,a A;ard ext:?.. spec. ia: 75c ii^ $i?.: nd. $!;* 5... 65°
£*£ Aace Sale Jlgain
Monday you will; have another opportunity.' to get a part of that
tKE?« St°i Ck «n laccshat our NeW York bu?sr secured at such a sacrifice.
His selection is still good, but you will do well to come -
aarly as the stock will soon be broken at the rate they JM ■111
Valenciennes, Pt/de Paris and Duchess Laces, from ||: 111 Sjn
Valenciennes, Pt. de Paris and Duchess Laces, from I fjp
l to 6. inches wide, also . insertions and serpentines - II ■ i ■_.
worth up to 35c, go in this .sale at, p;r yard ... ■ ===
(jreat %Shoe bargains
Women's Standard S3 Shoes, & i 17 Qk
xj^^v These are the last of over %£& 0 • % %gr
%^\ (^^ /\ !-200 pairs closed out from C.
V\ I l/Js H' Ab° & Son ' of Lynn ' Mass" one of. the:largest
■\°©V L/^ manufacturers of women's fine shoe; in the East. The
\A 1/ StyleS are the latest> lhe work matiship is such as I is:
- •;\\ lA °nly foUnd in shoes of superior, quality and the prices'
Ay jj\ below manufacturers' cost ~ - -
fie<\r\ omen' fins *3-00 patent leather cloth top Dress <ft m«*
" " /|\_LaLJ» Shoes on sale. at...... ...........;.. .......... 0/ # i &
/l^^ 1 Women ' s, fine $3-00 welt sole, patent leather,' ex- 0 , „ n "•
/*/->eC"l tension sole, lacs Shoe?, at..........-,........... tJli%9
:fi j 53 1 Women's vici kid, extension sole, lace Shoes t/% m mj*
I : ' I *ShQes in Bargain Basement.
lL.v%vS?lK^'« J Children 's fins 6° patent leather Shoes, -sizes 2 tol; 90-
W*"" '"""'' m at ••••••......... ".... ..... 4OC
":" »""■■'■ » Boys' 50c heavy Rubbers on sale. " *•- -^'w
%-' ' a at ' . - 22C
. I^^^^ Women's 50c serge House Slippers, " '■ -, —'-
- v . r y^^r at ■;.;.;. .•..f....;. .... ~ Zsc
Women's $2 fine kid exten- <t> 1 #0 Bixby's best 10c Blacking'"" *
sion sole, lace Shoes, at.... at.......... .r..^ 4»/7
%Jhe Carpet Clearance
This sale has been wonderfully successful, exceeding by far the most
sanguine.expectations. Ths second week will ba even greater than the
first. :■ Economical buyers have learned to; look to us for bargains in car
pets as in other things, and we do not disappoint them.
Space will not permit or detailed descriptions, but we quote prices
|f| S^;5S: pricss 'and °^^?^^Sl
Tapestry.Brussels Carpets.... 37c up Royal Axmlnster Carpets. .'. .. 70 c ud
Wilton Velvet Carpets ..., 69c up Royal Wilton Velvet Carpets "' 2£ "d
Axrmnster Carpets ...... 73c up Bigelow Axminster Carpets ' ' l?c uS
body Brussels Carpets :....... 78c up Royal Wilton Carpets ' 98c up
Special Cut Prices for a Big Sale Monday.
ti^^- <"%V Copper Wire Spark Guards.
lof plain and decorated fp&*&™Jn?FH [ «»l &■ ||| e^r^fW^V ■
/ Lamp Globes, including ||| »Vv*t||pj>
sSlan&^/ViCtf Swift's Wash- I I W^#J]
Wine Decanters and Water Bot- mg Powder- m mmmi ■
S capadty or' qua. rt< ;........ 75c 4"£ch ackases: isc h?9H
2 for 25c. ' i a Bars "Star" <I|| \^S*^W#M
English Fire- _r^?>" Laundry .«- yA\ a^2i*&2&%l£M
proof Teapots. in,-. --yCf^*?*^% Sana Soap f0r..... <5O& X—-
Lots of decora- l\\j'V*^^'' l-J^~^yr)j 6 cakes "Star" Brand Scouring Soap pe r
tions and shapes ,1m #§S2Qifu] J/ for-" ••■••••'••■••••••••■•••• *^C
Jo^ department ;_;^^^. lllln?^§iirf ■ (
Great clearing - sale in ''Pp|& • '*H - '1}
our Toy Department. We /jT^l 'l^^^^s^^ ■' -- 0'
need room for our big pur- lie *3 JfcJy^^ft' " Special Sale
chase of Trunks that will jW <E3S^*l® on Heavy Qal
soon arrive. All . Dolls* T }jtf&% # ? ; vanized Iron
Toys and box Games to ;'. i Ash and Garbage Cans for Monday
be cleared at - -. fj $ I on'y» ■ ." ..
#fr '10 ** • " '1 ■£ 69c size, sale price. sach.V... 49c
■ft&nif Tjt"lf*/y 3L% Z 93c size, sale price, each. .. .....* 69c
/THIr/'nOe M Sl.l9siz2, sale price, each.'.....:.,........89 C/
w *" w :'■ - '■• ..' "Hi ;■ '"$!. 39 size, sale price, each ............. 98c'
Monday only v ■„_ : S^ : /V - 5C £*Ckc\\
$®Msjj^W kets of every De- / \\ [Vl^l^' for the Pointer Shirt
; scrlption. ' . I \Ly\___K_ Waist Irons- nicely
m^K- 25 0!* Off -, lVj^^^ nickel plated.
WwJSMeW'' Fiber Lunch Boxes "Queen Marie" ~~;
•SSniKSfl/' c • o Bhlrt VVaJst iron-** — r- jl-.'ijl.' '«<»
; -iBHfiTiBsSST Small size 8c inn Boards. <aVU/ ~~
street brokers already have taken no
tice of the menace to their business.
Their uneasiness is reflected In the names
chosen for several establishments thac
recenty have changed their signboards.
These are so similar to that by which
the original society is known that the
intention to deceive the unwary borrow
er is evident. One of these is mentioned
in President Farwell's report, but there
are others equally bold.
The trio of gilded spheres that usu
ally guides the person seeking a loan
is not seen at the headquarters of the
Fawners' society, possibly because of ihe
desire of Its promoters to keep their bus
iness entirely distinct from that of the
usurer. Instead of this time-honered
symbol there is hung unostentatiously in
front of an old and dark Washington
street building, simply a small board
sign on which is inscribed the name at
the society. The usual store of "unre
deemed pledges" on exhibition as a bait
for buyers is lacking. In fact it would
require search on the part of anyone
not in the habit of doing business with
PRICK FIVE CENTS.
the concern to find Jts hiding placo.
Nevertheless thousands reach it anij
more thousands are likely to find th«i
way. Moreover, its great success, in
spite of the unintentional concealment,
is significant of what may be done aa
the society grows and becomes mora
aggressive in reaching out after business.
POOR LITTLE GIRL.
Poor little girl, she was so young!
Just fancy anyone being so young!
She loved a man, and she thought him
And when she found out a thing or two,
Her poor little life was all unstrung,
And she kept from the merry thioni
Pcor little girl with a broken heart!
Poor little girl, she is so wise! -
'Tis pity that anyone is so wise! ;V i,
She ; looks on life -as • a boring ■ game. '
She •; scoffs : at ". love :as . a > pretty name; '
Yet _to tender falsehoods ■ she lends • hei
eyes, „. "-:" ':■'■■■'. .■ , *',,:,.,, ~- ... .._-.
She masks ',the truth with a woman'f
••»•■.-: . art— -,; ■... -■■■■:"■; ■■ ■ . ;•;;,-; ■;-.;.■
Poor little- girl with an empty heart!
—Elizabeth. Harman, In Smart Set."