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TOPEKA STATE JOURNAL, THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 8, 1900.
MILLS D GO J. o STATEMENT OP THE CAUCUS OP MANAGERS CONCERNING A GREAT EVENT NT MANA FRIDAY, NOV. 7th. Doors Open at 9:15 A. Al. MORB BARQAINS ON OPPOSITE PAOE. I trip DEPARTME ii 11 ILIL 4' 4 O THOSE WHO ARE NOT FAMILIAR with the manner of conducting a Store like this, it should be explained that each Department, or 44 Stock," as it is called, Is a separate business, with separate accounts, and has its own success to make. If it doesn't pay, it will be sold out and discontinued. Still the heads of these Departments are under the control of the firm at almost every point, and sometimes have very different ideas of how to do things. The Mills Company has consented, for this month, at least, to allow each Department Head to conduct the Department under his charge as if he owned it. At the end of the Sale the firm will judge of the business ability of each one by the percentage of increased sales over the largest November Sales of any year previous. As the Department Managers have their own way to make, they are bound to increase the sales 4 rrp 1 1 4, in the most effective way that is, by giving Bargains such as no store in Topeka ever dared to do before. The whole Store will be decorated most attractively. Tin Q t eb 4 If! "In this department I propose to give customers some extra good bargains." 4 You will always find our Dress Goods up-to:date ,i and good in every particular. Below is a partial list of the good things we have to offer. 4 54-in. Zibeline, oxford, castor and medium QOr 4 grey, was $1.25, now per yard VO 50-in. Zibeline, G. brown, wine, castor, navy OQf 5 was 51.00, now UQ 4 48-in. Camel's Hair, wine, brown and oxford, "JQr was 1.25, now ' 50-in Camel's Hair Cheviot, two-toned, in wine and black, brown and black, navy and black was 7Kp 4 1.00 now 1 U j 48-in. Pebble Cloth, castor, plum, navy and 7Qq t TTTi no txtqg 551 00 nnw W 4, 48-in.Clav Worsted in black and white, brown, "7 ftp Wnp.lr. h.ln. and black, was 1.00. now F".n; Vonofi ones noctnr Tioino frrATT DlllTTl nftVV. 83 Is lue, G. brown and dark castor, was $i, now j -44 old bh TVTa V, ott hmUq ci ornnrl mnnv Pattern Suits that must 1 1 1 i I " - 1. J- 1 1 r- li ii I , ' t t 4 4 69c L OB sold, anu us iiie prices are ugut iucj " 1 1 j 4, Below is a list of the patterns, and the price should sell them if nothing else did. 22 Patterns that sold from 1.00 to 31.75, yard ...... As Colored Separate Skirts are to be the proper thing for Spring, why wouldn't it be a good plan to secure one of them now and be ready. I have twelve part pieces of Poplin, the material that ia n;Afl co minVh fnr Waists at nresent. They are in 4 good shades: old rose, olive, brown, myrtle, hunters green, f rose and green, mixed and wine, and grey mixed M ere T $1.00, $1.25 and 31.50 have marked them all to sell at one price per yard WW 4 Also six part pieces Mixed Covert and Plain QKr Poplins that were 75c now UU 4 4 4 4 4 The Biggest Increase in Sales Will Be in HOSIERY AND UNDERWEAR. 2 "I am anxious to make an Immense increase of salea in our 4 department this month; so we will do all we can to save you money. On account of small shelf and counter space, we have gone through the stock and taken out the odd lots of Hosiery and Underwear and will display them in the basement. You will find Children's, Ladies and Men's Hosiery. Also, Children's, Ladies' and Men's Winter Underwear. Remember these are odd lots and broken sizes that will be marked regardless of cost to close out quick. There is no room here to quote prices so will ask you come and see, and be convinced of the bargains." Men's Black Cotton Hose, a fine 25c qualitv; spliced sole, heel and toe: this sale price C 1 ft fl for I? X iVU 4 4 4 4 4 4 Special in Hosiery. Chidren'a Black Cotton Hose; lxl rib; spliced knee, heel and toe ; sizes 8 to B this sale price 1 . a a w pair Children's Black Fleece-lined Hose; 2x1 ribj splendid weight; this ( 1 . sale pnee pair 11U Children's Black Wool Hose; extra heavy ; excellent wearing I Q this sale price, pair luw Ladies Black Cotton Fleece - lined Hose this sale price, pair X j2vJ Ladies' Black Cotton Fleece - lined Hose; extra fine; spliced sole, heel and toe ; this sale price, CJ Q Q 6 pairs for pi. 09 Men's Cotton Hose; black andr tan; spliced heel and toe this sale nC r price, 9C pair 3 pair for i0o 58c 39c 193 pair 6 pairs Specials in Knit Underwear. Ladies' Wool Vests and Pants 75c quality for Men's Cotton ribbed fleeced- lined Shirts and Drawers . Men's Australian Wool, "steam shrank " Shirts and Drawers AC Kaea jdG Men's White Unlanndered Shirts Linen bosoms this sale price J O 6 for $2.75 -Each 0C Men's Whits Cnlaundered Shirts best Wamsatta Muslin, extra QCA fine linen bosom each jf 0C 6 for $5.50 See us about Rebates on Railroad Fares. Dry Goods, Carpets, and Millinery. Come, see the crowd, enjoy the Bargains, and get this event fixed in your memory as ML Extraordinary Offerings to Increase Sales in ITD f fl f fi O fj ri VeSvetSo "In this Department Managers' Sale there are some knotty problems to solve to produce the desired results, viz, : To double the sales of the Department as compared with last Nov ember. It can be done by giving the buying public extreme bargains, but that might prove disastrous to the profits. Yet we must sacrifice some, and in the present case I am enabled to give good bargains without too great a sacrifice, for two reasons: In the first place, al though the Silk Department was robbed of $2,000 worth of silks, we have been able to re place them at less price than we have ever bought the same qualities; and in the second place, my Black Wools are nearly all of this season's purchase; no old Crepons nor figured goods, but all fresh and new, The bargains will speak for themselves, and I trust that all who read this will visit the Department early in this November Sale." Black Goods. A few preliminary remarks : In thi3 sale there is not a piece of goods that ia not ALL WOOL, with the exception of a few figures. Good Goods, Good Colors, and Good Wearers. Two pieces of 42-Inch Cheviot and Serge that we have sold for 58e. One piece of Storm Serge 62-inch wide sold for 65o. Three pieces Pebble, Shark's tooth and Storm Serge that have sold all the sea son at 89c. And one piece sponged, shrunken and rain-proof Cheviot, selling for 95e. Thi'ee pieces Cheviot and Shark's tooth that are 50 inches wide good de sirable goods and are well worth $1.00. One piece 60-ineh wide, good firm Nun's Serge. This is a value that sella for 91.38. At this price we will give you your choica of about ten pieces of goods, con sisting of Venetians, Cheviots.Ziblllone, Camelshair and Priestley'a Crovenette. Thes? eoods have never eold for less than $1.50. Two pieces Drape de Ete that are de sirable and are well worth the price of ?2.00 and 2.25. Black Taffeta. 8c 59c 67c 78c .c A 19-inch fabric that cannot be bought at regular sale for less than 59c. 21 inches wide goid goods over any counter for 68o. 21 inches wide, and we have sold it all the season for 75o. 22 Inch goods that you would think cheap if shown you at 89c. At this price we will offer you your choice of a 27-inch or 36-lnch cheap at $1.15 or $1.25. Fancy Silks. 7 98c 79c 48c 69c This Is a limited line of light and dark colors in two or three tones values up to ? 1.25. Mostly dark color's, but good values, and what have sold up to $1.50. 20-inch Crystal in dark and light colors; a goods that ia much sought this seasoii values 88c and $1.00. A few Foulards Cheney make) that we will close cheap. Suitable for waists and dresses. These are the quality that sells at 75c. Only a few (same make). Always sell at ?1.00. EXTRA SPECIAL $1 QC The American Queen Silks 1 iOU Guaranteed to wear. In the six years we have been agents for these Bilks, we have NEVER cut the price. In this sale we will give you choice of Satin Duchess, Peau de Soie and Gros Grain at this price, and Guarantee the wear. Regular price, $1.50. 49c 55c 79c 89c $1.27 Si. 39 SI. 89 A FEW FANCIES. 35c r 92c SI. 59 $1.79 2 1 .50 Three pieces Fancy that are In small neat designs. These are well worth SOe. Two pieces Pierolias of the kind that others offer at the low price (?) of $1.00. Also some figured wools that are selling at 75o. - Will buy some good honest fabrics that have sold as high as $1.25. At this price we will offer this sea son's purchase of Pierolias, that are now selling for $1.75. Another lot, finer than the above, that have been good sellers at $2.00. Thia is the beauty of the household. Our pets. Three patterns of elegant de signs, manufactured by Michel of Paris goods known the world over for their intrinsic value and a low price on these patterns would be $25. OO. LACES AND EMBROIDERIES. 00 "For this Special Sale I am offering desirable Laces at prices much be low the ordinary, but to fully appreciate their worth and value is to see them. I have made these prices low because I want to come out not only ahead but way ahead. Here are bargain lots:" Bargain No. i. A Lot of German and American Tor chon Laces and Insertion, up to 4 J ,J inches, value from 6o to 15o yd 4w Vl Bargain No. 2. This will create a sensation. Just re ceived by express 1,000 yards of New Serpentine Bands, New Black Galloons, New "White Chantilly Galloons, also Lace Edgings in black and white, value from 20o to 50c yd the greatest bargain 17 of the season for HQ jU 5c yd. Bargain No. 3. Factory lengths of Embroideries. You will find in this lot many 10c and 12o valuesi for Ruchings. I have taken our stock of Ruchings that is valued at from 50a to $1,00 a yard and marked them all one JZn xtA price Lov V I need the space for other goods and have named this price in order to sell every yard. T MILLS CO MPANY T e Here are prices to increase sales in TT TV TTTT T I 4 t X v r r r T r v r "In the Linen section I have made prices that will make our sales for the Managers' month record breakers. There are many reasons why you should visit my de partment that are not mentioned here, but will bo shown at the counters." Table Linens. 68-inch Cream Damask, per yard. .35c 60-inch Cream Damask, per yard..39o 60-inch Extra Heavy Damask, per yard 50o 72-inch Kxtra Heavy Damask, per yard 79c 62-inch Bleached Damask, pure linen per yard , 50e 66-inch Bleached Damask, pure linen per yard , 69c 70-inch Something New in Table Linen German embossed, per yard SBe Twentieth Century Bedding. White Bed Spreads hemmed special value ;....95o Extra heavy White Marseilles pattern (full size) spread $1.15 White Bed Spread, fringed f 1.45 Satin finished white Bed Spread un usual bargain f2.00 COMFORTS. Our Silkoline Comforts are large size, filled with soft white cotton, for 9 1.45 I NAPKINS. r 4- I do not consider present mar- Y ket values in making these prices F on Napkins. 18-lnch Linen. Napkins .95a 18-inch Linen Napkins.., 91.15 t lS-inch extra heavy Napkin... ..$1.45 22-Inch pure linen Napkins f 1.45 22-inch pur. linen Napkin. fl.85 "f TOWELS. i8xS4-irv Honeycomb Towel. ....... ..5a 18x34-ln. All Linen Damask Towel Oo 19-x38-ln. Hemmed Huck Towrii, 12o 18x36-lr. HemsUtched Huck Towtl, 18 19x38-in. Hemmed Dama.k Huck towel u 81. Domestic Dept. Apron Check Gingham, per yfl 34o X 36-in. White Domet Flannels regular W 12c quality, for B9 36-ir. Eiderdown Flannln. tnf ilnnlnr f sacques. robes, and children's cloaks, per yard 42Vi. CARPETS, RUGS, OILCLOTHS LINOLEUMS. 1 i " This Buyers' Competition, (it comes to that), comes f just right for me, for I have some remarkable bargains X to offer and, being a new man at the helm in this depart- f ment, I am particularly anxious to acquaint the people 4 of Topeka with the fact that this i3 the place to buy jh Carpets, Rugs, Draperies, etc. Here are some of the prices that will do it and make November the banner j.i. i 11." uiuuiu iui saiea us vveii. 9 x 12 Axminster Rugs, $17.50. I shall sell these Rugs at this price but limit the sale to 10 Rugs. Smyrna Rugs, mat size 15 x 30 38c Moquette Rugs, 18 x 36, . 75c Moquette Rugs, size 27 x 60, at 81.95 Axminster Rugs, 8 ft. 3x10 ft. 6 815.0O All Wool Ingrain Carpets, good patterns, per yard 48c 6 rolls Saxony Axminster Car pets, per yard 75c X Dry Goods, Carpets, and Millinery. Sanford'B Velvet Carpets, $1.00 quality, per yard 85o 10 rolls Body Brussels, Hart ford quality, per yard . . Q1.00 Ingrain Art Squares in the newest patterns and colorings at following prices : 9 ft. by 7 ft 85.00 9 ft, by 9 ft 80.50 9 ft. by 10K ft 87.50 9 ft. by 12 ft 88.75 Popular Carpet Sweeper, for 81.50 Victor Carpet Sweeper, for 82.00 Grand Rapids Carpet Sweeper, fr 82.50 t See us about Rebates on Railroad Fares, f r r r r r t r