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Those Good Tailors
G.PALMER & CO.,60 E. BD'WAYI
Daily Inter Mountain.
Those Good Tailors
G.P ALMER & CO.,60 E. BD'WAY
l/OL. XVIII. NO. 233
BUTTE, MONTANA, TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 3. 1899.
PRICE F1VECENTS
(SIEGEL'S
I CUT PRICE
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& clothing buyers Ave have slashed
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Slashed to
$ 6.85
$ 9.70
$20
$25
Overcoats
Overcoats
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Slashed to
$ 14.60
$ 17.70
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Another
Surprise...
In the
Price of -jh
Our few days' selling of $6.00
values in this season's latest fad,
with a choice of our big show win
dow full, at $2.00 each, has ex
hausted the supply of some of the
larger pieces. This being the
case we have decided to give all
who take advantage of this special
offer the choice of the remaining
pieces for $1.50 each, to the end that
none who patronize
BUTTE'S
MODERN
JEWELRY
HOUSE
Shall havç cause to regret so doing.
J. H. LEYSON
Jeweler and Optician
221 N, Main St., Butte :
.........................cents
THE MESSAGE OF GOV. SMITH
Read to the Sixth Legis
lative Assembly Today.
THE STATE'S FINANCES
And Laws Needed to Increase
the Revenues.
SCHOOLS AND ASYLUMS
All
the State Institutions Are In
Healthy Condition—Changes
That Are Necessary,
Special to the Inter Mountain.
Helena, Jan. 3.—Following is the gov
ernor's message in part:
S A. Xth . Le S>slative Assembly of the'
State of Montana: It becomes my duty
under the constitution and the law of tliè
state at this time to present to you the
condition of our commonwealh, especially ,
as to what has transpired during the past !
two years, and what will be needed to meet
d " ds T ° f „ the state for the ensuing ,
two years,
undertakin
Before proceeding with this
- 1 desire to congratulate you
upon the auspicious condition in whiclt
we find the general tone of the state as a
body politic, and the improved condition
of our people individually. Notwithstand
ing the fact that our country, within the
last twelve months, was compelled to en
gage in a foreign war, which has been sue- |
eessfully terminated and concluded, we!
hnd that the condition of our people and ,
t np utola et 1 ■ > ....... 1 . . i_ . , . I
the state at large has not been injured on
such account. Neither has the prediction,
made by many, that the commonwealth
was destined to destruction by reason ot
the fact that the political control had
passed from the republican party proven
true. In many respects we can truthfully
say that the tone of confidence displayed
toward the state two years ago has greatly
improved since that time, and by wise
legislation at your hands the condition of
our state may yet be further improved
and with its general improvement will be
an improvement of each individual com
posing the state.
1 tie one thing absolutely necessary to
maintain the good credit and standing of
our commonwealth before the world is to
be able to meet our obligations, and pay
them with cash as they are incurred. In
order to do this, the revenue of the state
must, at all times, be adequate to meet its
imperative demands.
FINANCIAL
Dnrin~ tho lost , I
abb to m rt I i™ StK a Ve been
atour command it n ® r ® vem . ,e
n-trt to eertain^leSsPit no If. I ? ? ue, ' n
Fifth lPtnxlnmf. by the
.m, I ! art '., t0
CONDITION
STATE.
OF THE
the economical methods pursued by the
state board of examiners. But under the
increased burdens imposed upon the state,
this condition of affairs cannot longer be
maintained with the present legislation.
At the close of the fiscal year In 1896,
there was outstanding, warrants amount
ing to three hundred and sixty-six thous
and, nine hundred and seventy-four dollars
fifty-seven cents ($366,974.57), and deficien
cies, not represented by warrants, amount
ing to fifty-one thousand, two hundred and
thirty-seven dollars, fifteen cents ($51,
237.15). To meet this indebtedness was the
revenue for 1896, yet uncollected, amount
ing to two hundred and eighty-six thous
and, nine hundred and two dollars and
seventy-six cents
($286,902.76), and cash ...
treasury ,. on *b e f * rst f lay of December,
1896, amounting to twenty-one thousand,
two hundred and thirty-nine dollars and
thirty-eight cents ($21,239.38).
It thus became necessary for the present
aum.uisi.auon io pay on anu msenarge the
large deficiency of fifty-one thousand, two
hundred and thirty-seven dollars and fif
teen cents ($51,237.15), in addition to run
ning the expenses of the state for the next
two years. During 1897 there was collected
from all sources five hundred and sixteen
thousand, seven hundred and nineteen
dollars and eighty-one cents ($516.719.81),
which, added to the caSh on hand Decem
ber the first, 1896, gave a grand total of
five hundred and thirty-seven thousand,
,
nine hundred and fifty-nine dollars and
nineteen cents ($537,959.19).
The warrants drawn during 1897 amount
to five hundred and twenty-five thousand,
five hundred and twenty dollars and seven
cents ($525,520.07). During 189S the warrants
drawn aggregate four hundred and seventy
four thousand, six hundred and fifty-eight
: dollars and forty cents ($174,658.40), and the
total revenue for 1898 amounted to five
, hundred and twenty thousand, four hun
! dred and ninety-seven dollars ($520,497.00);
I and during 1898 there has been paid out on
j warrants and Interest five hundred and
I twenty thousand, four hundred and ninety
I four dollars and seventy-six cents ($520,
; 494.76), leaving the cash balance on hand
■ December the first. 1898, two dollars and
! seventy cents ($2.70), but there were war
! rants outstanding, on December the first,
; 1898. amounting to three hundred and
j thirty-seven thousand, six hundred and
! forty-nine dollars and twenty-one cents
: ($337,649.21). And the total amount of de
| fieiencies for the two years aggregates
forty-two thousand, two hundred and sev
j enty dollars and forty-three cents ($12,270.43),
By adding together the outstanding war
rants on December the first, 1896, and the
deficiencies for that year, we have a grand
! total of Indebtedness, four hundred and
! eighteen thousand and eleven dollars and
I eightv-two cents ($418,011.82). Deducting
! front that the cash on hand In the treas
I ury, twenty-one thousand, two hundred and
I thirtv-nine dollars and thirty-eight cents
i ($21,239.38), left a net indebtedness of three
] hundred and ninety-six thousand, seven
! hundred and seventy-two dollars and forty
i four cents ($396.772.44) to be met by the un
j collected taxes for 1898. and by adding to
! gether the outstanding warrants on De
cember the first, 1898. and the total de
i fieiencies. we have three hundred and
j seventy-nine thousand, nine hundred and
nineteen dollars and sixty-four cents
! ($379,919.64); from which subtract the cash
I on hand, tw r o dollars and seventy cents
($2.70), and we have the net Indebtedness
of the state, amounting to three hundred
and seventy-nine thousand, nine hundred
and sixteen dollars and ninety-four cents
($379.916.94). which Is to be paid and dis
charged by the uncollected taxes of 1898.
Admitting that the taxes for 1898 would
; not exceed those of 1896, we have, notwith
1 standing, gained sixteen thousand, eight
hundred and fifty-five dollars and fifty
($16.855.50) on the Indebtedness of tfce
state, besides maintaining several Institu
I
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!
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tions during the past two years which were
not in existence prior to 1897. But, as a
matter of fact, the taxes collected for 1898
will largely exceed the tax collection for
1S96 by reason of the fact that our assess
ment has been largely increased during the
two years and the delinquent taxes are
much iess, so that, on the whole, there has
been a very perceptible gain in the finan
cial condition of the commonwealth during
the past two years.
I submit herewith an abstract of the con
dition of the general fund during the past
two years:
GÉNÉRAL FUND, 1S97.
Dee. 1st, 1896, cash in the hands of
the treasurer ......................$ 21 239 38
Transferred from school and other
funds................................ 13,075 12
Cash received during the year 1S97 . 503,644 69
„ ,, , $537,959 19
1 aid out on warrants during the
yef r ...............................$520,918 62
Paid on interest during the year.. 15,340 11
Transferred to the University in
come fund .......................... 1 700 00
_ , , , $537,958 73
Balance cash in the hands of the
treasurer Dee. 1st, 1897............$ 46
WARRANT ACCOUNT, 1897.
Warrants outstanding Dec. 1st,
1896
Warrants drawn during the year
$366,974 57
Warrants
Dec - lst > 1898 > cash in the hands of
the treasurer ........................;
Received during the year ........
Transferred from the Law Library
University
_ T $892,494 64
Warrants paid during the year.. 520,918 62
outstanding Dec. 1st.
1897 .......
GENERAL FUND, 1898
fund
Transferred from the
Library fund ........
Transferred from the State Exam
iner's fund
Transferred from
Home fund .......
the Soldiers'
Transferred from the School funds
-
$520 497 46
Pal ' 1 during the year on warrants.$505,756 21
Do LI . 1 .. .... ... • . _ . . , ..
$37J,576
02
$
46
503,471
02
1,206
67
1,267
55
3,300
00
8,339
74
2,912
02
Paid during the year on interest.. 14,738
$520,494 76
Dec. 1st, balance cash in the hands
of the treasurer ....................$ 2 70
WARRANT ACCOUNT, 1898.
Warrants outstanding Dec. 1st,
J897 ..................................$371,576 02
Warrants issued during the year
1898 .............................'..... 474,658 40
$846.234 42
Warrants paid during the year... .$505,756 21
Warrants cancelled during the
year ................................ 2,S29 00
Warrants
189S......
$508;585 21
outstanding Dee. 1st,
...................................$337,649 21
This assembly, however, must not be
lulled into indifference or carelessness on
account of the showing thus made, for each
year adds additional burdens to the state
which must be met. The cost of maintain
ing our numerous schools, all of which have
been fully inaugurated with the exception
of the school of mines, the Increased num
bers in our state prison and asylum, and
in the reform school, orphans' home and
soldiers' home, all add additional burdens
which must be met.
We were enabled to make this showing
largely by reason of the legislation enacted
by the last assembly. Two of the meas
ures enacted by the Fifth legislative as
sembly call for particular mention at this
time. The one is known as the "inheri
tance tax law." During 1897 the revenue
for the state produced by this law amount
ed to only one hundred and thirty-six dol
lars and fifty-six cents ($136.56), but during
1898 the state has received as its portion of
said tax the sunt of six thousand, nine hun
dred and twelve dollars and seventy-two
cents ($6,912.72). This is a (ax which hurts
no one and can, with all propriety, be laid
and collected justly. I would call the at
tention of this body to the first section of
, olllluil U1 t
that law, and ask that you amend it so as
to make it more definite and certain as to
its meaning and interpretation, and so that
the taxes collected under it may be ascer
tained and collected with more certainty
and that reul estate as well as personal
property, descending to the direct heirs lie
poses. The matter should he made „„
plain, definite and certain that no one
assessed for taxation under the law! I
would also, if possible, make it more im
perative as to Just what assessment or ap
praisement of the estate should be taken as
a basis for collecting the tax, for in numer
ous instances in large estates I have noticed
an evident desire to avoid the tax by hav
ing an appraisement made for taxing pur
could evade the payment or levy of that
tax.
I desire further to call your attention to
the benefits resulting front the Dili passed
by the last legislative assembly, taxing in
surance companies doing business in this
state. After the passage of that law and
during 1897 the total amount received by
the state for licenses and taxes from in
surance companies amounted to thirty-one
thousand and nineteen dollars and ninety
cents ($31,019.90), and during 1898 the collec
tion from that source aggregated forty-one
thousand, eight hundred and fifty-seven
dollars and forty-two cents ($41,857.42). All
of this revenue has been collected and re
ceived by (he state without adding one ad
ditional dollar to the general public or tax
payers of the commonwealth.
The railroad assessment of this state was
largely increased daring the past two
years, front ten million, four hundred and
thirty-eight thousand, two hundred and
thirty-one dollars and eight cents ($10.438,
231.08) in 1896. to thirteen million, seven
hundred and ninety-three thousand, five i
hundred and eighty-one dollars and thirty- '
five cents ($13.793.581.35) in 1898, or an In- j
crease of three million, two hundred and ,
fifty-five thousand, three hundred and fifty
dollars and twenty-seven cents ($3,255,350.27). !
HOW TO INCREASE THE REVENUE. !
In order to meet the additional burdens
which will be laid upon the state. I recom
mend for your consideration the following j
suggestions: j
First—Amend the legislation relating to
the incorporation of companies and the
increase of the capital stock of any com
pany, so that each time the capital stock
of the company is increased, such increased
capital stock shall be taxed at the same
rate as the original capital stock in said
corporation. As the law now is,*and as It
has been construed by our supreme court',
corporations are originally organized for
a very small capital and the required fee
is paid. Immediately thereafter, the capi
tal stock of the company is Increased to
any desired amount, by an additional cost
of only five dollars. This defect should be
remedied by legislation; and I would fur
ther provide that each active incorpora
tion, foreign and domestic, except insur
ance companies, alive and doing business
in the state, should pay an annual license
fee of twenty dollars ($20.00) to the state
as a tax.
Second—Under the present system for th«
assessment of bank stocks, notes and sol
vent credits, and for the levy and assess
ment of cash on hand, the attempt to make
an assessment has so far proven only a
farce. In 1898 only three million, thirty-live
thousand and sixteen dollars ($3,035,016.00)
was assessed as the total value of bank
stocks, notes and solvent credits in the
state of Montana, and only one million,
eighty thousand, five hundred and twenty
two dollars ($1,080,522.00) the total cash as
sessment of the state for the same year.
In my opinion the law should be made so
explicit as to the duty of assessors in levy
ing and assessing bank stocks, notes and
solvent credits and cash on hand, that they
could not avoid the responsibllty imposed
upon them. I believe severe penalties
should be the consequence of their failure
to require of each person a personal, sworn
statement as to their cash, notes and sol
vent credits. The state and private bank
ing corporations and co-partnerships re
turn little or no stocks or securities of any
kind. The law should impose it upon the
officers of each bank to give the names of
the stockholders and the interest held by
each, the total amount of the stock surplus
and undivided profits, and require the
president or cashier to assess the whole
of such stock or property for the several
stockholders according to the value of the
stock surplus and undivided profits. Also,
each and every individual should be re
quired, under the strictest penalties, to ren
der an exact account of the money or cash
on hand liable to assessment. And it
should be made the duty of the cashier of
each and every bank, If such a law can be
enacted, to disclose to the assessor, upon
proper interrogatories, the amount of
money standing in the name of each de
positor in the bank and liable to assess
ment, and severe penalties should be im
posed upon the assessor for his failure to
make such assessments, and likewise
severe penalties should be imitosed upon
the president, cashier or other bank officer
or Individual failing- or refusing to make
a proper assessment of the money, bank
stocks, notes or solvent credits on hand.
Under the present system of taxation the
only person who bears his full share and
proportion of taxes is the farmer with a
few acres of land, or the citizen who owns
an humble home in a town or city. These
people pay taxes upon the full value of all
their property. The corporations and the
wealthy classes of our people evade taxa
tion upon fully one-half of all they pos
sess.
Third—The valuable franchises exercised
by foreign or domestic corporations in tills
state, individuals or persons should be as
sessed at something like their adequate
value. There are several express com
panies, doing a large and lucrative business
in the state of Montana, that pay taxes
simply upon a horse and wagon in the sev
eral cities of the state. The different com
panies operating sleeping ears, refrigerator
cars, or other kinds of ears for the con
veyance of persons or freight, each and
all exercise and have franchises tlint are
valuable to them; these franchises should
not escape taxation.
Under section 16 of article Nil of the
constitution, it is provided that "all prop
erty shall be assessed in the manner pre
scribed by law except as is otherwise pro
vided in this constitution. The franchises,
roadway, roadbed, roils and rolling stock
of all railroads operated in more than one
countv in the state shall be assessed by the
state board of equalization, and the sum
shall be apportioned to the counties, cities,
towns, townships and school districts."
Section 15 of the same article of the con
stitution prescribes the duty of the slate
board of equalization as to the adjustment
and valuation of property between the sev
eral counties, anil although the wording
of the constitution as to the power of the
state board of equalization ajid the county
board of equalization of each county is
identically the same the supreme court of
this state has rendered a decision which
practically destroys all the power of the
state board of equalization, so that we are
unable, in any instance, to increase, or
diminish the assessment made by (he as
sessors or the county hoards of equaliza
tion, so that the same will affect the whole
state. Where the language is identically
the same, I cannot understand how the
county board of equalization has authority
to increase the assessment of the county,
when the state board of equalization has
no authority or power, under the same
language, to Increase the assessment for
the state.
Under these circumstances I would rec
ommend the passage of a law authorizing
the state board of equalization to assess
all such franchises as 1 have above
enumerated for taxation, and apportion the
assesment among the several counties ac
cording to the value of the franchises exer
cised in each county. And if it be possible
for this legislature to give effect to the
constitutional provision, by legislation,
prescribing the duties of the state board
of equalization, so that its power of ad
justing and equalizing taxes will not be de
stroyed. then 1 should recommend such
legislation, but if it cannot lie done except
by a constitutional amendment, then this
legislature ought to provide for the sub
mission of such tin amendment at the next
election. Upon this point 1 call your atten
tion io the very able and exhaustive report
made by our state treasurer, as chairman
of the slate board of equalization, and rec
ommend it to your careful consideration,
so that you may take such steps as will
correct the evils therein mentioned.
Fourth—In my opinion the mortgages
upon real estate In this state, held abroad,
should he the subject of taxation, and if
a law is carefully prepared and adopted
something similar to the law upon that
subject enacted by the legislature of the
state of Oregon, I am satisfied it will not
be obnoxious to any constitutional pro
visions, and will be the means of levying
an assessment upon a large amount of prop
erty that now wholly escapes taxation.
REDUCTION OF EXPENSES.
First—Tn order that your legislation may
be effective and that the increased revenue
which we ask may not be squandered and
wasted. I call your attention to several
matters wherein the expenses of the state
can be materially reduced, without in any
way impairing the efficiency of the public
service.
In mv previous message to the leglislature
of this state I recommended a law cutting
off and abolishing all mileage fees of sher
iffs or other officers, jurors or witnesses,
in the transaction of public business. Also
the reduction of salaries in some instances,
and legislation along this line was attempt
ed by the last assembly and a bill to that
effect passed both houses, but through
some connivance, it failed to reach the
executive and did not become a law.
I desire to call your attention to a few
Instances of the abuses to which this mile
age system is reduced. During 1897 and 1898
30 prisoners were convicted in Custer coun
ty and sent to the state penitentiary. The
sheriff, in order to convey these prisoners
to. the state prison, made twenty-eight
separate trips, traveling eight hundred and
ntbety-six (896) miles each trip, at ten cents
per mile. During the same time twenty
two prisoners were convicted in Yellow
stone county, and the sheriff made twenty
two trips to put them in the state prison.
In order to send forty prisoners from Silver
Bow county to Deer Lodge It was neces
sary to make thirty-nine trips. Each of
these officers was traveling upon passes
furnished by the different railroads, and
tfiey were collecting mileage from the state
of Montana at the rate of ten cents per
njile, each way, for making these several
trips; and what is said of these three sher
iffs is'malnly true of other sheriffs. There
were a few notable exceptions to this rule,
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
SESSION WAS
VERY BRIEF
Legislature Has Adjourned
Until Tomorrow.
JUDGE BRANTLY SWORN IN
As Chief Justice and Plggott Also
Takes His Seat—The Cere
mony Was Impressive
Special to the Inter Mountain.
Helena, Jan. 3.—Governor Smith de
livered his message to the legislature to
day. Both houses met at 10 o'clock and
after hearing motions and disposing of
a few other minor matters adjourned to
the Auditorium, where, in joint session,
the two branches of the legislature heard
the address of the executive who read it
from type-written manuscript. The two
houses then adjourned until 10 o'clock
tomorrow. Speaker Stiff will announce
his committees Thursday. Representa
tive Losekamp of Yellowstone, who was
absent yesterday when the house organ
ized, put in an appearance today and was
sworn in by Speaker Stiff. Senator Ma
lian of Valley is still absent on account
of illness.
Theodore Brantly today took the oath
of office as chief justice of Montana for
the next six years. Many attorneys and
others formed the large assemblage of
spectators, who witnessed the ceremony
which was brief though impressing. At
torney General Nolan after the court had
convened with Associate Justices Hunt
and Bigott on the bench, presented the
certificate of Brantly's election and an
nounced that the new chief justice was
ready to qualify. Justice Hunt admin
istered the oath and the new chief jus
tice took the center seat. Win. T. Bigott,
who succeeds himself as associate jus
tice, was then sworn by Chief Justice
Brantly, after which the court adjourned
until tomorrow.
Governor Smith today issued to Sheriff
Regan of Silver Bow a requisition upon
the governor of Virginia for Llewellyn
Hatch.
MEAT SUPPLIED
THE GOVERNMENT
Washington, Jan. 3.—Commissary Gen
eral Eagan has been steadily inquiring
into the methods followed by the big
meat packing houses of putting up meats
supplied to the army during the war.
Today General Eagan makes public let
ters from Swift & Co. of Chicago and
Libby, McNeil & Libby of the same city.
Swift & Co. deny the use of any chem
icals in preparing their meats and state
the beef for the army has been handled
in exactly the same manner as that sup
plied their customers throughout the
United Stiites and England. The Ltbby
company makes a statement regarding
their roast beef furnished the army, say
ing it was exactly the same as they have
sold for twenty-five years, concluding
their statement as follows:
"Answering your question in regard to
foreign ingredients and .«crops being used
in putting up this meat, will say we use
nothing but good, wholesome, sound gov
ernment inspected meat and no scraps of
any description are used. The fat in our
can is part of and belongs to the beef
which is packed in the can. There is
none poured in. We do not handle re
frigerated beef."
Nelson, Morris & Co. make report about
their tinned beef, giving details of its
manufacture anil stating it has been on
the market eighteen years. The firm
states the same goods have for years
been supplied the English and French
governments. Morris & Co. deny the
use of chemicals or scraps whatever and
state they do not use the juice from meat
so packed to make soup.
Populist Railroad Hill.
Topeka, Kan., Jan. 3.—The railroad bill
and the bill taxing insurance companies
on their gross premiums as passed by the
extra session of the legislature were
signed by Governor Leedy today. The in
suianco hill places a tax of 2 per cent, on
the gross premiums on the Kansas busi
ness of all outside insurance companies
whether fire, life or accident and four per
cent, on European and' other foreign
companies.
TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS
Budapest, Jan. 3.—The duel between M.
Horanzesky, member of the lower house
of the Hungarian diet, and Baron Banff.v,
premier, took place this morning. Pistols
were the weapons used. The duel was
bloodless.
London, Jan. 3.—Incoming steamers at
different ports report frightful weather
continues along the British coast - and in
the Bay of Biscay. The channel steamer ;
Anvers, of 1,689 tons, trading between New j
Haven and Dieppe, has been wrecked at j
the entrance of Dieppe harbor. Five of the !
crew were drowned. j
Canal Dover. Ohio, Jan. 3.—A most re- I
markable wedding has ust taken place at j
the village of Trail, 10 miles from here, four I
brothrs being married to four sisters. The \
four knots were tied at the home of the j
brides, who are daughters of a farmer i
named James Hochsetter. Their ages I
range from 18 to 28, and the ages of their
respective husbands vary only slightly.
London, Jan. 3.—The Kynock company
of Birmingham has commenced making
100,000,000 cartridges for the L T nited States,
at the rate of 1,000,000 weekly.
I
Hennessy s
Furniture
Department
"Too much stock," says our furniture
man, and it's ^ iwing to the delay of
sixty days in "•£ 'ng up. We have to
make room fo. o Spring Goods, even
if we have to Ice $5,000 worth of
New Parolr GO % ■> do it. So every
! piece has an ext\ showing the dis
j count price. Eve\ *§ te a bargain. See
these on third fioo\
Rocl\;s
No. 2063—Large L.ahogany frame
Rocker, upholstered seat and back,
spring edge, regular $27.00 value, for $20.
No. 200—Two oak frame Rockers, up
holstered back, seat and arms, regular
i $22.00 values, for $15.00.
I No. 1837—Turkish Rocker, large up
i bolstered Turkish Velours tufted hack,
I large arms, regular $38.00 value, for $27.
I No. 2071—Full Turkish Leather Rock
ier. $55.00 value, for $40.50.
I No. 2020—Leather Rocker and Chair to
i match, extra large, upholstered, best
horsehide and all hair, $5S.OO value, for
j $42.00.
We have selected 125 Fancy Rockers
j for closing out at 25 per cent, discount,
j All are strictly new goods, oak and ma
hogany frames, wood seats and up
! bolstered seats, all marked in plain
figures $3.00 to $15.00 and a fourth comes
off each.
Suits
No. 2015—Three Bieee Parlor Suits, all
upholstered Silk Velours, very handsome
sofa and parlor chair in green, easy
chair, in red, regular $110.00 value, for
$78.00.
No. 2050—Three Piece Mahogany
Frame Suits, upholstered with Silk
Damasse, regular $22.50 value, for $16.50.
No. 1825—Two Piece Mahogany Frame
Suit, upholstered with Velours, régulas
$29.00 values, for $19.50.
Couches
Twenty Couches, every one new and
nice and marked in plain figures and a
fourth comes off the price of each.
Tables
We have some ten styles of Extension
; Tables we would close out, and these \va
; offer for less than cost,
j ^ix-foot and eight-foot Ash Pillar Ex
tension Tables, regular $6.50 and $8.00
values, for $4.95 and $6.40.
Six-foot and eight-foot Solid Oak Ex
tension Tables, fancy cross beam on
legs, regular $9.00 and $11.00 values, for
] $6.65 and $8.20.
j Solid Oak, Patent Top Extension Ta
I hie, leaves enclosed In frame, no bother
j when you want to enlarge It, just pull it
lout and it udjusts itself.
$20.00 six-foot Tables for $12.50.
$25.00 eight-foot Tables for $15.50.
$26.00 eight-foot Tables for $16.00.
$2S.00 eight-foot Tables for $17.50.
Remember
Yon can buy from us on the partial
payment plan, part cash, the balance
monthly. One price and all goods marked
in plain figures.
DRAPERY DEPT.
Big Bargains for Brisk Buyers
Draperies
We have divided all our Draperies by
the yard into four lots and marked
them :
Lot 1 at 10 per cent, discount.
Lot 2 at 25 per cent, discount.
Lot 3 at 33 per cent, discount.
Lot 4 at 50 per cent, discount.
These comprise Silk Tapestries, Lam
belles, Oriental. Silk Faced Tapestries,
'Silk and Silkalines and Art Denims.
Sofa Pillows
200, all kinds, worth from 65c to $S.OO
each, to be closed out at One-FOtTRTH
OFF.
100 Silk Picture Scarfs, worth from
$1.25 to $5.00 each, at ONE-THIRD OFF.
Fringes
ind Rug Fringes, C
all kinds, at OÎ
Curtains, Etc.
50 pairs Chenille Curtains at HALF
PRICE.
70 pairs Tapestry Curtains at HALF
PRICE.
40 pairs of Chenille Covers at HALF
PRICE.
400 pairs of Lace Curtains, Notting
hams, Brussels Net. Irish Point and
Novelties of all kinds at 25 to 33 pe(
cent, discount.
Fish Nets
DOTTED MUSLINS, MADRAS
SCRIM, etc., 50 pieces in ail. worth from
5c to $1.00 per yard, all we have at HALF
PRICE.
Remnants at 50c
Plushes, Silk Tapestries, Wool Tapes
tries, 300 of them, all sizes. Everything
under yard length, each large enough for
a Sofa Pillow. Every piece worth double
and many four times the 50c.
Drapery and Rug Fringes, Cotton, Silk
'and Wool, all kinds, at ONE-THIRD
OFF.
i! HENNESSY'S

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