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,;VVr'A.u. ,. v''.'-''? -?,?'? -.rNC-M:'.'3i. THE REPUBLIC: STJND&Y. SEPTEMBER 15, 1901. 9 iff 1 fc it if IT -- -t i Tm mmmm4m'G3KEE3Km-m f -BMff"-' " ' """" Jr -T" J" if r afV- ""- i r Miffs vHfioX i rv )U assse nP l"iHPr WTMv Mi 111 jf ft If Iwf I " I 0Se e THE universal sorrow over the death of President McKinley casts a shade of deepest gloom over the pleasure we had anticipated in welcoming you to our Formal Fall Opening to-morrow. The gala decorations we had planned for "Opening Day" have given place to the somber trappings of national mourning. While the beauty and brightness of the New Fabrics, Garments and Millinery re main unchanged, our hearts are too heavy to lend themselves to the enthusiasm we would otherwise feel. i Grand Opening Of New Autumn Millinery, Paris has outdone herself this year in the production of most artistic Mil linery. Never have the creations of one season surpassed the previous records so far as this year and never have we been able to bring to you such ideal Hats ideal iu graceful shapes, ideal in harmonious color combinations as this year. You will agree with us that this openiug display is the greatest ever attempted in St. Louis. We direct attention to these special features : About the Imported Parisian Models We have selected Hats of the most fa mous Parisian makers that seemed to embody the very essence of this year's best modes. Just a hint of the celebrated names may be welcome. Esther Meyer. Man. Vfrnf, Camflle RoRer, Mans. Felix. Marencot Soeonrs, Caroline Relionx, Anclenne Malson. Word About New York Models The most dreaded competitor of Paris as a fashion center is New York; not only are the New York styles "catchy" in the extreme, but they make a bold and frequently successful effort to improve on every new Parisian mode. Our line of New York hats is the most extensive we baTe ever shown. The Famous Florodora Hat The cut gives yon only a hint of the beauty of this new hat, a worn by Mrs. Edna Wallace Hopper in "Florodora." The artist's pen is powerless to give full effect to the graceful lines and rich beauty of this much-talked-of hat. The Pretty Maiden's Hat Another Floro dora success. This is a copy of the hat worn by each of the sextet of American beauties in "Florodora." It is a large black hat, with wonderful nodding plumes. BOBS Are the Swell Tiling in New York Attention is directed to the handsome Coque-Maribout Boas, in bine, white and gray, and the wonderfnl Os trich Boas we are showing. London Shirt Waist Hats Our showing of these famous hats and of ready-to-wear hats is unsur passed. The exhibit includes a great variety, of the celebrated Phipps & Atchison haU. Novelties in Materials Our collection of fancy feathers, fancy ostrich effects, autumn roses and foliage, fancy ornaments, buckles and the array of beau tiful new materials is unmatched in the West. Opening Week in The Great Cloak and Suit Room. Commencing to-morrow we will show the new and beautiful styles for the coming fall season in Ladies' Ready-to-Wear Garments. Some very radical changes from previous season's models afe shown, and you may require some time to get accustomed to those great innovations and decide which of the many you will choose. We invite you all to this First Formal Fall Opening and shall be pleased to show you The Correct Styles in Suits, Wraps, Waists, Sep arate Skirts and Fine Furs for Fall and Winter. Correct Styles in Cloth Gowns The new Cloth Gowns are prettier and more varied in style than ever, mostly in rough materials, such as basket weaves, blind cheviots, camel's hair and herringbone cloths, etc., made in long and "S-aS- short coat styles blouse, vest-front Eton, Louis XIV. hip, seam coats and tight-fitting effects. Prevailing colors are grays, oxford, wood brown, black and navy blue. We show the greatest line of these nobby suits from $10.00 up. All silk lined, with ruffled drop skirts to match the cloth; at 19.75 up. Correct Styles in Walking Suits The new Walking Suit is all the rage for early fall street wear, and well they deserve their popularity, for when made correctly they are certainly the most sensible suit a woman ever wore for the street and shopping. The skirt is made to barely escape the ground and with considerable flare at tUe bottom, with the new Norfolk and tight-fitting coat or waist, which are most becoming and entirely new. We show these in all the fashionable materials, including the very swell corduroy velvets, at from 12.50 to $40.00 the suit. wwK &y x- New Styles in Separate Skirts Strikingly new is the tight-fitting "serpentine" skirt the name is suggested from the tightness from the waist to the knees- below the knees this skirt flares out sharply and trains considerably, and has ' a full watteau of accordion or sun plaiting back, which is entirely new and beautiful in its effect These swell skirts are of etamine, taffeta silk, soft cheviot and of velvet, and we wish to remark that yon can form no idea of the novelty and the beauty of the "serpentine" skirts until you've seen them. . We show these in a great variety from $18.75 to $125.00 each. (Ask to see the new "Garter Skirt" to be worn with the above.) Fashionable Long Garments Coats, pelisses, surtouts, raglans, ulsters or whatever you may call the long garment they are, in their various forms of looseness and tightness, going to be extremely popular. The lengths are from 45 to 60 inches, extending from a little below the knee clear down to the floor. Some are extremely loose, some are quite tight fitting the very loose styles are gotten up. ex tremely dressy and are for carriage and theater wear, while the tight and partly tight effects are for street wear. We show a most at m compicic imc 01 iucsc itrag garments, su irom $ii.uu io pizo.uu eacn. Novelties and New Designs In Dress Trimmings for Autumn. Dress Trimmings are always in such vogue that our assortment is large all the time, but in anticipation of the exceptionally large demand this fall we are determined to make this opening dis play the finest we ever held. Space is too small to more than mention some of the new things. White Silk Applique is shown In uorked solid patterns, beauti ful reproductions of hand-made leaf nn3 floral deigns. Prices only 65c for lti-lncb width up to $1.75 for 2'i-lnch width. New Flouncing in black span Sled and beaded effects, made cir cular, to fit the pklrt and In shapes for collars, etc. Is shown In leaf patterns. Irlces 30c up to JJG0 a yard, according to width. New Black Boleros We are t howliiR the new spangled and Jet designs; also some handsome ones of black ilk on chiffon and net. Both are exceedingly handsome. Prices J7.23 and JS.75. Black Passementerie Span gird "and heavily embroidered. Is shown In different widths, from C7S to CC0 a yard. I Feather Boas Ever since the six pretty maidens in Florodora wore those wonderful feather boas there has been a perfect rage for tioas. See those 4-foot ostrich boas In gray or black we are of fering at JU.90 worth 115.00, we assure you. Embroidered Allovera Satin embroidered In silk, with cut-out velvet designs in contrasting color appllqued aU over the satin. This elegant waist and yoking material is distinctly effective. Wo are also showing new embroidered chiffon allovcrs in black and white. New Appliques We direct at tention to the extremely stylish effects In black velvet applique trimmings, which we are selling from 50c to $1.75 a yard. Fall Novelties in Handkerchiefs We are now Showing a line of Handkerchiefs that best exemplifies the elegance of simplicity. Begin ning with the Real Point and Duchess Lace Handker chiefs with round or square linen centers, we show every grade of embroidered and hemstitched goods in linen, silk and Swiss. Attention is also directed to the new initial and colored border styles for men in silk or linen, and to the new style Handkerchief Laces and Insertions. New Ribbons and Made-Op Pieces. In addition to the marvelously beautiful showing of new Black and new Colored Ribbons of every width and every quality for every purpose, we are offering wonderful things made up from ribbons, such as Fancy Neck Ruffles with Butterfly Bows, Bodice Sashes with the new Chinese Knot effect, all the latest Neckbows in evening shades, Velvet Knot Sashes, etc., etc. All will be on exhibition to-morrow at the ribbon counter. All the New Fall Weaves of Silks and Dress Fabrics Are Wow Ready, To anticipate all the varied requirements months beforehand, and have the goods at hand when needed, is an act that we have acquired after years of thoughtful experience. This year we have gathered generously from the looms of the entire world for 3'our com fort The weaves and designs are so various that we can do little more than list the names of the ones likely to be most popular. The Fall Opening Of New Art Needlework. The new designs and the new effects of the coming fall season are reflected in this beautiful new stock. New ideas for work, new patterns, new designs, new materials, etc., are here in the greatest profusion. Special attention is called to the Taoro Hand-drawn Linens. In Pillow Top we are showing Tapestries In conventional, scenic and other designs silk velours cotton velours silk, satin and tinted designs, almost without limit. -Special Tinted Tops Attention is called to the new "Burgo master" (from the play), "Mata dor," and "Smokers' Pillow." They are all striking effects and sell at SOc and Sc. Swiss Dresser Sets in great variety are shown in all degrees of elaborateness, from the neat sets at 30s to the handsome qual ities at CCO. Taoro Drawn Work The ex tremely fine work done In linen by tho women of the Tenerltfe Is lands (a part of our Philippine possessions) Is so beautiful as to attract world-wide attention and admiration. We will exhibit to morrow an assortment that will make every woman with an eye for daintiness long to possess some of the pieces. Host of the work Is on squares of various sizes, from 9 Inches to ZS Inches but there are some very handsome scarfs 18x36, 1SX54 and 18x72 Inches. The pries are very low for the labor and beauty involved. Trefoussc THE Kid Gloves. We have received and will display this week' the new fall styles and colorings of the celebrated Trc fousse Gloves, for which we are agents in 8t Louis. The Special Merits .of the Trefousse Gloves, which have made them first and best for gen erations, are quality of material, fit and finish. v Latest 'up-to-date" styles in Glace and Buedc, for-street and evening wear newest embroidery effects newest patent clasps a complete line ot Foster's Lacing - Hooks, pique seam, oversearo and prli eeama. - New Silk Petticoats. . See the display In the Muslin Un derwear section on the second floor. We are showing the handsomest line of Silk Petticoats that we have ever yet shown. New Roman Stripes in Silk Poplins are now the latest novel ty. The new plain black Satin Petticoats are also worthy of special mention. "Drop" Silk Skirts A new thing just out can be finished as a petticoat -or as a lining for a dress skirt. Valour Petticoats-Special at tention Is called to the. new Jersey-top Silk Velbur Petticoats. New Silk Fabrics. The showing embraces besides the old favorites Some new fancy Feau de Soies, Peau de Cygnes, Satin Lumineaux, Pailette de Soies, Striped Louisines, Granite Silks, Warp Prints (the sort that Paris raves over under the name of "Blurred Effects"), Gros de Laundres, and many new tucked goods. Wool Dress Fabrics. Among the most desirable and fashionable of the new Fall materials are Broadcloths, Venetians, Covert Cloths, Prunellas, Granite Cloths, Basket Cloths, Hopsackings, Camel's Hairs, Cheviots, Clay Wor steds, Whipcords, kans'downes, eta We have also many new things in fancy striped and plain Skirting and Watsting Cloths. 3,500 Pieces of Black and Colored Silks Bought at Manufacturer's Auction, The stock of Silks of the manufacturing firm of Schwarzenbach, Huber & Co. was sold at auction on Wednesday, September 11th, by Townsend & Mantlaut, Auctioneers. The stock consisted of black, colored and fancy Silks. We bought up 3,500 pieces of fall silks at only a trifle over half of the usual prices. The items below are only a few of the bargains, but they are worth coming miles to get. Opening Display of Curtains, Rugs, Drapery. This most interesting of all sections to the home-maker and home-lover has been rendered '& still more attractive by the extensive improvements and greatly enlarged space devoted to it. The room is now the largest and best lighted, and the new fall stock the most varied and modern in the West. You will be charmed with the beautiful new materials and pleased with the S lessened cost of furnishing your home. Here are some of the new arrivals. Black Silks, 50e Quality Pure Silk Black Taffeta, 19 inches wide Auction Sale 4CA Price.. 22 49c 69c Quality Pure Silk Black Taffeta- inches wide Auction Sale Price 75o Quality-Pnre Silk Black Taffeta 24 ' inches wide Auction Sale COn Price. OOC $1.00 Quality Guaranteed Black Taffeta, all pure silk, 23 inches wide CQp Auction Sale Price "..."'' $1.00 Quality-All Pure Silk Black Taffe ta, 27 inches wide Auction 7ff , Sale Price U $1.25 Quality Pure Silk Black Taffeta, 36 inches wide Auction Sale ACm Price SfOU $1.76 Quality All Pure Silk Black Taf- feta, 42 inches wide-Auc- T tion Sate Price Iaa $1.38 Quality All-Silk Black Arniure, 20 inches wide A uction Sale ACt hafca rS j Price.. Black Silks. 89o Quality Pure Silk Black Soie, 20 inche9 wide Auction Sale Price , Peau de 65c - 'C Price WsVai4 MI $1.00 Quality Pure Silk Black Peau de Soie, 21 inches wide Auction "C Sale Price 5v $1.25 Quality Pure Silk Black Pean de Soie, 22 inches wide Auction OAp Sale Price 05JO $1.35 Quality Pure Dye, All-Silk Black Peau de Soie, 24 inches 'Aa wide Auction Sale Price. . . ., W" "" 85c Quality Pure Silk Black Gros Grain, 20 inches wide Auction Sale fi C st Price .....DC 66o Quality Mi-Silk' Black Satin Duch esse, 20 inches wide ' A1 Auction Sale Price ..' 89o Quality All-Silk Black Satin Duch-. esse, 24 inches wide AK Auction Sale Price V1 $1.00 Quality All-Silk Black Louuine, 20 inches wide Auction Sale 7CA, Colored and Fancy Silks. Colored Taffetas 75c and 85c grades all good shades, light and dark; also, several lots of fancies Auction C ig SalePrice Vl Printed Foulards 24 inch wide all pure silk, all good designs; the best of colored grounds; 7Sc qualhy-Auction Atg SalePrice l Fanoy Taffetas 81.00 quality stripsd and checked; 24 inches; navy and white and black and white Auction t Ca New Lace Curtains Attention Is directed to the real hand made Lace Curtains, with back grounds of French net. to the new dark-colored Arabian, and to the real Irish Point Curtains. In new novelty designs. The prices range from J3.50 to $35.00 a pair. New Nottingham Curtains In very handsome designs. In cluding many Renaissance and Arabian effects. The prices range from H.S0 to $6.50 a pair. New Ruffled Curtains Bobbi- net, trimmed with lace and Swiss In striped, nsured or coin spot effects prices from 8.00 up to 17.50 a pair. Nottingham Bed Sets are shown in a great variety of pat terns, with shams or roll attach ment prices from J1.2S to 17.60 a set. New Portieres, in Tapestry, Repp. Mercerized and Silk For tlere Curtains, In the richest new designs and colorings prices from $2.60 to K7.50 a pair. Rom Portieres are very ef fective for doors, windows, al coves, etc, and are shown In an extensive line of colorings, from T1.E0 up to J8.00. New Grill Work for doors or arches makes a very ornamental effect when combined with rope portieres or tapestry curtains very' artistic designs at 33c up to H.00 a foot. Now Axmlnster Rugs, in small and room sizes these handsome and durable Rugs are shown In every possible color combination to match every conceivable deco-. ratlve scheme prices from 12.50 up J to 5.00. KeversiDie Smyrna Hugs, in new and handsome designs. We show the all-wool and long-wear sort at prices from 8Cc up to Cl.00. Pure Wool Art Squares, in a wide variety of patterns sizes to suit any room, and colorings for every purpose prices $4.00 to $15.00 each. Animal Fur Rugs make a very attractive floor covering. We are showing every sort, from, the mall Angora to the Siberian wolf, with open or closed Jaws, and at prices from $1.50 up to $2X Indian Baskets and other hand made curios from the Alaskan and Northern Indians are the latest erase In decorating. An In teresting collection Is now on exhibition. Interior decorating in all its branches Is executed In the most modern way. We give special attention to building nooks and cozy corners of all sorts. Original designs submitted with estimates of cost. We flgure to give yon the best effects for the least outlay. -u SalePrice ..-. Crepes de Chine $1.00 quality, wide; all shades, white and black Auction Sale Price 24 inch 75c Colored Loulalnei 75c and 85c qualities; tan, pink, gray, castor, navy, cerise and red ...: asja B. NUGENT & BRO. DRY GOOD COMPANY. 1s!rHajMilV.'lllj,sfy Hemstitched Louisines $1.00 all-silk corded 'Louisines, 25 shades Auction Sale Price... 45c qnality of 75c New Press Accessories. Steel Beaded Chatelaine Bags We show a very large assortment of these handsome, handy and stylish articles. Tou may choose between French gray and oxidized frames. They are well made In a popular size and have the chamois back and linings and the .'newest steel beaded' loop fringe; Incidentally we ask, only $2.93 for the regular $3.50 bag. vNew Belts for Ladles A beau tiful showing of everything new and up to date In .Belts awaits you. Attention Is called to a new Belt at 50c (worth 63c). with wide satin-plaited band and gray, ox idized or gilt buckle. Opening of New Fall Laces- One of the most Interesting feat ures of Opening Day la sure to be Laces. What -woman (except pos sibly the New Woman) has ever es caped the charm of beautiful races, especially those which are new or different. 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