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POT'BT ABOUT MISSIONARIES. BRIEF CABLE DISPATCH TO METHODIST SO CIETY AROUSES APPREHENSION—PE KING PROFESSOR. SPEAKS. Ticn-Tsin. the centre of the fiercest fighting be tween the foreign troops and the Boxers, Is a chief station of the Methodist Episcopal Board of j-'o-eig-n Missions. It was there that during the early part of the present trouble the members of the Tsun-Hua station were ordered for safety. in all th^re are about forty church members in the city, counting the members cf the missionaries' families'. This cable dispatch came to Secretary A B. Leonard, of the Board, and has left the of ficers 'n doubt and anxiety about what has been golngoninTlen-Tsin: C he-Foo. June 1, T;«*n-Tshi bombarded. Peking very serious. Hop fc-.r.s. Brown. King saved gunboat. BROWN. Thi? message gives comfort only in that it as sures the safety of these three missionaries by eay.ng, as Dr. Leonard Interprets It. that they have Wen taken aboard a gunboat. It brought no news ai the many other missionaries and their families. .:• :, STREET, PEKING. WITH THE FRENCH LEGATION ON THE RIGHT AND THE GERMAN LEGATION ON THE LEFT. ■ ■ eeni r- I [ ■ ■ Q • ■ ■ ■ . The list of the Methodist mlssionar.es at Tien- Tsin is: The Rev. J. H. I'yke. who Is in marge and whose home is in Indiana: the Rev. F. Brown, wife and five children, home. England, appointed in ISS6 from' the Ohio Conference: the Rev. I. F. Hayner, wife and three children, home, Ohio, appointed in 1533 from the New- York Conference: the Rev. G. R. Davis, home, Ohio, appointed in 18S7 from the Detroit Conference: the Rev. W. T. Hobart. family in the United States, home, Michigan, appointed in 1&S2: the Rev. M. S. Hopkins. M. D.. wife and three children, home. Massachusetts, appointed in ISSfi; the Key. H. Kins', v.ife and three children, home, Michigan: J. Victor Martin, no family: the Rev. Dr. W. F. Walker, wife and one chiM; •:>-, Ind iana. >- has Wilson. Chi '..-? Ella Miss Edna. »• r ■ . • . • Qowlng mil - Maud L. Aiken, tl ■ 1 ENTRANCE TO PALACE WHERE EMPRESS DOWAGER LIVES. PEKING Pei-Ta-Ho, the place where the American Consul at Shanghai says in a dispatch the gunboat Nash ville took aboard thirty-!.-.- missionaries who later arrived at Che-Foo, mi yesterday described by Isaac T. Headland, professor of mental and amoral philosophy In the University of Peking. He. said that It was a little summer resort for mission aries on the Gulf of Pe-chi-11, two hundred miles r.onheast of Tlen-Tsin. There the basinets men of China and their ...... - go. Clvl! engineers, their wives and children are also residents of the little settlement, and people who go there to Study the Chin«rse Language. It Is not on the map. Professor Headland was cure there were no Methodist mis sionaries there. Jn speaking about the general situ ation the professor said: It might b«. as tome one has said, that this will put the Christianizing of China back tifty years. Then again, and mere likely. It may send things ahead an eqaai time, It the Powers should put the Emperor jigain on the throne and help him carry out his progressive ideas China will jump toward civilization. No. I do rot believe that it is for the h*-st welfare of China to havf her territory divided among the different Western nations. There is really no need of such partition, if these countries would only (*lve their (rood will to the troubled c«umrv. When the Emperor was in power and counselled by : he progressives— there are no more able men In China than those who advised him— not one of the reform edicts he issued could be found fault with in the slightest particular, even If they should be examined to-day. The European nations and business Americans art- potting to have feelings about China of un adulterated, sickening selfishness. It Is all what they can get out of It, while for those who are in China, working for her people nnd her. It is all how she can be helped. A business man was In h*>re talk ing with me the other day who was going to Wash ington to see if he could not reap a little some thing out of the present misfortunes of China. It may be that the Emperor was a little hasty, but you can't always get reform by going at it short steps at m time. It is true that the Empress Dow nger Is a stronger character than the Emperor, but not a better. There is simply nothing In the belief that Russia has ii;y great interest ir the Boxers, except to sup theni Bhe has about all the territory sh ;orts and all. It is only the natural reeling: th.-i- she should have the first say about questions arising upon her own borders that leads her to take, the chief place amoni foreign Powers In the pres ent rio;^. She is by far the most Influential nation In China. "The A'.fi-'i Board of Foreign Missions of the Congregational Society has had no news from China." said the Rev. Dr. Charles C. Creegan. the Aiatrtct secretary. "Its mission at. Tien-Tsin • a first one established there. The Rev. Dr. Henry 81.->dg<-tt. now stationed at Peking, was the founder" The French missionaries have sent oat a cir cular letter from K!ang-Nang. dated April 26. which piv- -s «imething of Interest about the at tacks of Boxers upon the missionaries. The Rev. F. J. . Francis . has just received a rioters wen • In five pr< and h. : ke.i the Catholic coni ■ s. A part of the letter follows: The Catholics were well armpd, and resisted the attack and drovf off the Boxers. There were very few fal ■ ' tne Christians. The ins has Wn considerable. In one en gagement, that or" Yu-Uhang. the I the field. At the Episcopal resi <:<=n-Hien. in the southeastern part of Pechili Province, the Boxers made a bloody as- I Tain It is generally believed that the Boxers intended to make a combined assault db. The Boxers wish rather to set tire to the quarters so as to rob the places In the ronfusSon vr'ni"h may arise. In antici pation of such an attack a corps of French volun has been organized. The corps numbers tnder command of a lieutenant. Another letter, from Tchang-Kla-Tchoang-, has Deen translated as follows: The most interesting item is the defence made by our neighbor^ of Tong-To-Kowo against the Boxers. .-ibout eisht hundred of these robbers attacked the houses of the Christians there. The Christians, although few in number, made a brave defence. The battle lasted an hour and a half, and the arrival of the soldiers put the brigands to flight. The Boxers lost at least thirty killed, and a large number were wounded, many of whom died the next day. It was truly edifying to see the spirit of faith with which our Chris tians acted. Before the attack they knelt in prayer, and even during- the tumult they might be heard invoking the lid of the Holy Virgin. At present there is a aim, which, however, we do not expect to be of lons duration. The rebels have again begun their reunions in the north, and we know for certain that they have patrons among the high officials of the Empire. The greater part of the Christians have shown a marked increase in fervor, a large number of those who have been robbed or tortured preferring to lose all property rather than to recant. This Is a great consolation to us. In one instance a native Christian, laori, whom the Boxers hoped to win over to their cause on account of his past friendliness to them, refused to yield. His ears were cut and he was put to torture for four days before he escaped. The Viceroy of Pechlli has issued a decree calling on Christians and non-Christians to live In peace, but it has had no Immediate effect The assassins of the Rev Mr Brooks, a Presbyterian missionary, have been condemned to various kinds of punish ment One of the assassins is to be beheaded, one is to be strangled, a third Is condemned to life Imprisonment and six others are to suffer lighter punishment. _ LAUGL SATING TO THE rjTT. CORPORATION COUNSEL SATS TWO COURT OF APPEALS DECISIONS INVOLVE $6,000,000. Corporation Counsel Whalen has expressed the opinion that the city will save about W. 000.000 on account of two decisions which were handed down by the Court of Appeals on Friday. The first de cision is against the New- York Central and Hud ton River Railroad Company, which sought to vicate assessments for local improvements on its nroDerty in the Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth w-ird- north of the Harlem River. The second de cision' dismisses the appeal in the Whltlock-ave. n^essment case, in The Bronx. The Corporation Counsel has asserted that the •decisions sustain the charter provisions as to as >es*ments upon property for local improvements nn'rt will put a stop to much speculative litigation by property owners who try to evade the payment of assessment*. NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUNDAY. JUNE 24, 1900. THE CITY OF PEKING. BY H. W. LAWSON'. From The London Dally Telegraph. Peklni? lends Itself to nickname and alliteration. An English Minister described It as the place of "dirt dust and disdain." Others have found It. iike Lord Amherst. a city of despair. Henry Nor man says that the two moments when one ap preciates It are the first Eight of its frowning gates anil the last. Whatever it is or is not to the "men of long views" it must always be one of the nerve centres of human Interest and International re lations. During the dynasty of those Mings whose name was the war cry of the Taipings, and is to day in the mouths of many of the secret societies that form the great difficulty of Chinese rule and management it was a city of but second rate im portance. Their attention was given to the embel lishment of the now halt' wasted city of Nanking, often called "the nationa 1 . capital," but Peking has been the Imperial capital sine" the Ta TslnKs seized the throne, and those who are qualified to speak are of opinion that any notion of degrading it from Its pride of place to suit the convenience of European diplomacy is foredoomed to failure. .It is not only the capital of the Manchus. it is the capital of the mandarins. The official world Is of the Pekingese stamp, and Pekingese Is the official language, the toLgue of the graduate and educated man. To the ear It has a pleasanter and softer sound than the rough dialects of the provinces, and it has been developed and moulded to the elaborate and ornate phrases of polite society. The "sh" is often heard instead of harder and more uncouth conjunctions. In the four cities which make up the. capital, and . arty in the Imperial city, live most of the - and opulent class, and. therefore, the houses are of a more important and solid appe:ir er ■ i.ewnere. High brick wails. single stone entrance, surround a multitude Hanked by tile roofed dwelling rooms. Ir Is a curious and univerj i among the Chinese to put up Immediately faring the outer door a stone or brick screen, ' lets or scrolls. Inscribed with the names of an cestors or classical texts. The object, according to time honored superstition. Is to ward off evil spir its for the demon on enteritis- knocks hi:- head s^nse but an elementary hatred of mankind, is repulsed and goes ay.ay sorrowful. Why the aforesaid demon should nave the cleverness to turn tn at the nte, yet not sufn< lent ■■• wheel round the screen, Is difficult for the uninitiated to understand. TheTe Is no attempr at ostentation, or even of decent comfort, about these dwelling pi CITIES WITHIN THE CITY. The four cities of Peking are the Chinese, the Tartar, the Imperial ar.d the Forbidden. Each is quadrilateral and marked oft by a wall, from out side to centre, in the order given, savo that th« Chinese city i? an e-xcrescer.ee. and joins, but does not encircle, the remainder. Originally the Chinese had to be kept at a safe distance in subjection to mchu conouercr but such a precaution is now superfluous, although there survives a per ceptible variety of type, in spite of the mixture of blood, and the'Manchu women dress their hair in a different fashion, secured at the back by a long bar that i? turned down after marriage. Within Uneee city is a vast open space, the two great inclosure." of -vrhich are green with trees ar.d dedicatee!, respectively, on the north and south to the Temple of Agriculture and the Temple of Heaven. In the middle there are three great systems of religion, of worship and of phil osophy "working together in harmony with a Gov ernment which patronizes and conforms to each without friction and without fusion. Of all three the founders lived about the sixth century B. C. but Taoism has lad the popular advantage of being able to identify itself witn every object of the wonder of veneration of men. if the official classes, by reason of their training, are mainly Confusianls.— that i? to say. agnostic, in their intellectual sympathies— that does not absolve them or their Imperial master from the regular and elaborate observance of the great Stat*- s-r vicea of the year. The mighty spirits of earth and heaven are invoked by the Emperor without the intervention of ecclesiastic, and, by deputy. through civil officers throughout every province. To the powers of earth and heaven he professes himself subject. He styles himself '"Son of Heaven by imperial succession," and he asks for the "efficient aid" of the "imperial spirits of earth and heaven," by sacrifice and oblation. AN AMERICANS PRIVILEGE. Foreigners are rigidly excluded from the Temple of Heaven, wnere once a year, at dead of night, the Emperor goes in solemn procession. The gates are kept strictly closed to all but the duly qualified. It was not always so, and there are old Peking residents who have in days gone by entered the precincts in Chinese dress, one. In particular, being Li Hung Chang's popular secretary, Mr. Pethick, an American gentleman who has lived in China for many years. An ex ception waa made in the case of Prince Henry of Prussia, but. unhappily, the result has been, ac cording to Chinese logic, to insure continuance of last year's drouth and to hold up the rulnclouds to the utter impoverishment of the land. The connection between cause and effect does not seem very close, but not less so than tha popular belief reported recently from Persia that a like failure was due to the setting up of a stone by a foreign surveyor. Beyond the area of temples a random aggregation of wooden shops it-adp up to ona of the principal ? rates, pierced in the Tartar wall, the second and amous wall of Peking. In all, this wall' is twelve miles round flanked by protruding bastions and solidly faced with broad baked brick*. ih« twantv feet of space between the sides being filled up with mud reduced to the consistency or cement. The storied towers above the gates are tiered with In clined openings, made to look as if they masked cannon, and actually painted with white and black circles to make tne delusion complete, in order to cheat the god of war as he passes by. These painted bricks are a good example of Chinese civil ization. Even though they be but simulacra, it is the natural duty of a Chinaman to respect them as If they contained the finest of artillery. The ap pearance is right and the appearance is everything. No gate In China admits direct ti> an inclosure. and .usiae th-? great gate of Peking there is a curve and then another pate, similar to :hr first, leading to the moat important ar..i busiest thoroughfare, in whi -h ar^ to be found the principal trudes and hostleri. s A great difference exists between the Imperial J and the provincial cities, in that th'> main - of Peking are of adequate width, although and booths havf b-en set up between the frontage and the roadway on either side The tgs are rarely two stories high: most of them have a tlat roof, protected by a canrec wooden parapet. Another difference between the north and the midliinds Is that the cold o* the Mongolian ml the high latitudes make the people close in the fronts with boards and pap^r win-lows, while a wadded portie.ro keeps out the wind. Signboards scrolls, hanners and trade emblems are tn front of every shop or place of business. Scarlet, brown, yellow and black, with characters of brightest gold, they make a striking show of color that is a relief from the uniform monotony of Chinese cr^tume. ami the pr,;,-j is parti -ularly effective as a means of distinction. Amid trad»- s:u r n^. snnie. notably those of the barber and the pawnbroker, are not unlike the old signs of th>- West; the bootmakers have rh« same a*< can be seen in Nuremberg to-day; others, with many colored paper scraps and strips, are less intelligible. A certain amount of fantastic carving in wood Is used for external decoration. Inclosing the wildest caricatures of man and beast, and on :he wooden doors of the houses are painted the figures of Chi nese grods and heroes, designed to strike terror into the unwelcome intruder. The infamy of trie paving and roadmaklns of Peking has passed Into & proverb. Originally th^ stone : sways that lead from the Chinese to the Tartar Wall, and tn and from the several gates, must have been grand achievements, made up as they are of substantial blocks of limestone, clamped with iron bolts, but nobody has ever troubled to keep them in the slightest semblance of r^pa:r. although a large sum of money !s annually paid over to tne r>ffi"Uils for the purpose. The consequence i» that ttiey are broken up by deep ruts ami cavities, which tesflfy to the enormous length and weigiu. of the traffic that ha nd to the inanimate stupidity and corruption at the authorities In letting" the mis chief go so far. Apart from the flaps, the roads and lanes are formvi and maintained with a com position that is enough to bring MacAdam from his grave. On the Chinese principle of "waste not ■want sot." the road.- are made up and repaired with the contents of the drains and cesspools, ajid In the dry climate oi ChlhU the dust Is ankle d^ep— I had almost said knee de-p— of so delightful a mixture. This does nor exhaust the Ingenuity of the local authority. In order to keep the dust within the bounds of respiration the roads are plentifully watered with the liquid contents of the sewers, laded out at every hour of the day In enormous wooden spoons. The sort of smell ema nating from this road material would require the pen of M. Zola adequately to describe. LANGUAGE DrFFICT'I.TIES. Of a grand Chinese house of the old style the English Legation, formerly a princely palace, Is not a bad example, and its tiled pavilions are kept In a condition of repair and spick-and-span order which mark the extra-territoriality better even than a foreign flag. In the compound live not only the Minister and the subordinate officials, but also some twenty student interpreters, who spend two years in learninf • .>-nta of the Chinese language before they can enter the Con sular service, to obtain any real knowledge of the language is said to take an intelligent European at least ten years, but it Is possible to pick up some three thousand of the characters in a shorter time. The other odd ten thousand must be left to chance and circumstance. Of the tones, some are never mastered, and as every" intonation conveys a different meaning, it Is not wonderful that in the conversation of half-baked Chinese- scholars hall- 5 " • WHOLESALE The Largest Furniture and Carpet House in the World. RETAIL. t ~ — ~ CATALOGUES. 1[ ¥1 fl P )vt Ftochnch II Ltoig Bamani t Coin H 16c to mall, but we ' "' -%»■■■•*•■«<■» A. J rt-» sit c d afaTo e^ e s Eighth Avenue, from 3r>th to 36th Street. « £*/ nd on application. 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There Is a theory abroad that too much Chinese learning makes men a little mad. and among our Consuls it Is a standing Joke to echo the talk of their fellow countrymen and say: "Of course, we are all lunatics; you see. we talk Chinese." One wonders how far the isolation of the Chinese has contributed to the extraordinary difficulty of their language, and how far their isolation is due to it — clearly a case of action and reaction. In the Forbidden City, which contains the Im perial palaces, no foreigner ever sets foot, except when the staffs of the legations carry their con gratulations to the Emperor on the. New Year Day— the 6th of February of the Chinese calendar — and in the rare cases of special audience, one of which took place when Prince Henry of Prussia was personally received by the Emperor at the very door. This question of audience has for the last hundred years been of the highest political importance. First came the demand for the per formance of the kotow: then the right of audi ence, completely conceded in 1573; lastly, the place of audience, toward the satisfactory solution of which much was done when Sir Nicholas O'Conor was received, not. as formerly, in the Hall of Trib utary Nations, but at a palace within the For bidden City Chinese prejudice never disappears before the light, but it is daily being broken down by its own weight under external pressure. In years to come even the horrors of the Peking cart may be discarded by foreign residents in favor of the foreign rickshaw, but this depends more on the mending of Chinese roads than on the mending of Chinese manners. How long will the dry bones live? But for the interfering hand of the bar- I Koch & Co. 125 th Street, West. AH cash purchases delivered free of charge — in many instances by our own wagons — to any town within a radius of 100 miles from New York City. 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LADIES' TAILOR-MADE SUITS of homespuns, 1 LADIES' SEPARATE SKIRTS of black or white cheviot srrges and Venetian cloths, Eton or fly-but- pique; also of natural linen, hemstitched tucks, toned semi-fitting jackets, latest shape -*n r\f\ flounce or insertion trimmed; were #* r\r\ skirts; were $20.00 to $28.00 IU.UU $5.50 '. 3.98 LADIES' TAFFETA SILK WAISTS, tucked or hem- ; LADIES' SEPARATE SKIRTS of denim or dock, stitched effects, all desirable shades; were qQO flounce or fan plait at seams; colors black 4 o— ' $6.00 0.3U blue, tan or gTay; weresaOO .... .1 1.00 "f?tSZ a Shirt Waists and Dressing Sacques- No matter what the grade, a great clean-up of our entire stock. Every one has had a big portion sliced off its former price. These for examples: LADIES' WHITE SHIRT WAISTS of lace striped WhITE LAWN DRESSING SACQUES. collar trim materials, soft cuffs; also black and white aq mcd with embroidered insertions, ruffle at bottom, dimity, box-plaited back, formerly $1.00 . O9C neck and sleeves, feather stitched well /-%<-> worth $1.35 ' 98C LADIES' PERCALE AND GINGHAM SHIRT j DRESSING SACQUES of toured dimity, "short yoke, WAISTS, an »dd lot of various designs and a q | collar and sleeves ed^ed with Valenciennes c** colors; were 75 cents to $1.00 *rOC | lace, were 89 cents u9C Trunks, Suit Cases, Etc* Immense assortment only reliable makes — one marked much below down town prices for similar grades. These exceptional offerings for Monday and Tuesday: CANVAS COVERED TRAVELLING ! 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' 40 in J \ 95 c. ; 2'>-in 1.10; 3.75 3.98 l 22-in., 1.20; *•■ 1.40; 20-m.. 160 Steamer and Travelling Rugs — immense assortment — low prices. 125 th Street, West, between Lenox & IZ3UI Oireet, WeSl, Seventh Avenues. LIBRARY BOOK- « CASE of excep- I ceptlonally neat * and popular de— • sign In golden oak | finish, very well | made, highly pol- ♦ lshed: heavy plate glass doors. 4 . large. roomy • ■helves: very good » value for : 5.99 I — • — • — — . MU3IC CABINET of ISeUj design, graceful, irtistlc: developed In iiahogany. nicely fln- Ished, highly polished, Bras.* rail a: top. fancy carved door, oom modlous interior, with shelves, very well made In every particular and a pronounced bargain 1 1 our price. 5.25 ♦ k • A (plcndt'l offer for hotel, boarding house or private ♦ ♦ • home everything to the lot Is of excellent quality. dur- ' | 1 able and thoroughly desirable. , ♦ Bed in k 1 BBS ■•* ftaUh. Bureau, tn golden o**. ' , ♦ Waahsta~d in rold«n oak. ■ 2 Cane Seat Chairs. Doubl» * 7 ! Weave Wire Spring. Bxtm J V. Mattreaa. 2 15 75* • *-tt O K. feather pillow a. Complete for . IJ.I Jf' barian certainly would they llr» !■ s»se«la DERRICK BREAKS WITH A GIRDEM. THREE MEN HURT IN THE FOUXDATION Of TUB NEW EDISON" BCTLDTSO. A large derrick u«M«d for hoisting steel gtrtlers, columns and beams In the foundation of the new Edison Building, at Flrst-ave. and Thirty r.th-st.. fell yesterday. Injuring three men. Frank Gorman. thirty years old. of No. 443 West Forty-second ■t.. had his right lei? broken, his left s« sev^relr bruised and his body covered with bruises. He waa taken to Bellevue. William Walsh, forty year» old. of Ms 340 West On*»-hunflred-and-nlnth-st.. w&o had two ribs broken ami received many bruises, was also taken to Bellevue Hospital. James Mc- Laughlin. of No. 137 Union-st.. HiKh Bridge, had his left arm crushed. He was able to go home. The left foot of the derrick was Insecure, «ad this, it is sa!d. caused the accident. A large steel girder was being 1 hoisted and had reached to qaita a height when the derrtck slipped and th? slrdw came crashing down. Wl'liam Davidson, the fore man, who has charge of the work for Mllliken Broth-- contractors, was arrested and taken to> the East Thirty-fifth-st. station. Two weeks aero. It was said, another derrick broke and fell, but no one was .-id. Larre. comfortabU ROCKER, extra 'tae. over 4 ft. In height and rroportlonately wide; well made: framo of white ma ple, seat and nack •eat of woven re«d; bargain at 1.45 ROC KE B OR] ARM CHAIR, of very Urge propor tions, frame of nr.a- Cle. finished Si either natural rr malachite: braced • arms, high bac*. double cane seat and back. ROCKER Mi CHAIR 2.00 UPHOLSTERY DEPARTMENT, I BAMBOO PORCH SCREENS. b«st Quality, pul- ♦ toys and cord complete: Irani. orM«u. ♦ 4 rt. wU* x - ft. loa*. <h» ....... Me ■ 6 ft. »L. x t5 ft. lor.tr. - . «3c» 6 rt. wt.Je x - ft. lonn. « '- . . . "t I 8 ft. wld* x 10 ft. lon*. «-a l.*O • 10 ft. wide x J» ft. lon*, ea --- l.*» f 4 ft. wH* x S ft. l.inc. *a I :»rk. *»c ♦ 4 ft wi. • - .. «*c # 6 ft. wUI» x ■> ft. lotus. *a ... 86c h ft. wkl* x S ft. li'fiic. -v 1.2* « 10 ft. wid* x S ft. .... . L*> ' Shad** mail* to onl*r at tft* »!sorte« notice. Prtc** » the lowest. NOTTINGHAM LACK CURTAIN:?. «xtra <jua!lty: » Rncular value $1.15. «p#c!.il >B>e. p«r p»ir. Regular val!i# 1.73. special V"k\ p*r I i- ' # Reirular v*lu<* 2.U5. special ».3» p«r rair. Regular valu^ 3.T*<. n*cta! IS*" P«r p».lr. TAPESTRY PoRTIURES. cwm: weave*, fall 7 line of colors: . Regular valu» $4.00. ap«:tal $'2.*& per pair. Regular value «.«>. ipe tal 3.50 [xrr pair. ( , Riftular v»iu» 7.M. »peclal 4. i>* p*r pair. Kesular v*Ju« ft. oo, special tt.73 pss POSE 4 _! i COtTCn of very destrabl* deaigr.. tn , Derior n-.ak*' an*l flnish In every *tai! . i baaa of golden call, tlnely car»e-i. strong t and servl.-eable: excellent upholstsry. ■ tufted seat aw head, covered ta h«w c Tapestry: very durable and faih- 6.90 • « — • —^^«. ♦ ♦ • — • — • — • — • — •— Our Looation. Lt".w Tax Rar<» an<i lai • m«nse Purchasir.it Power Enable Us 10 ' Undersell All Corr.p»titors at Least 40 • per Cent. All goods d*livere<l alone th» A:Uittic • seacoas: as far »ruth as Asburv I"arit. ' an*i »c: up on rrwnilses. Suburban d« • liveries dal!v within about lUO miles. ♦ FOLD I N <i > BE! 1 iwpuUr ♦ drtk style. I rotden oak nn ♦ Uh. exce!l»r.t 1 ■* amaal 1 p. ♦ fcUhiy po 1 - 1 tshed. brass ♦ trlnai M 3. ■ carved panels, ♦ ccmlce, eta. : 1 special bargain ♦ a: our Dncr. I art.. ! 9.90