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ART OF WAR IN
PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
"Military Training" Before
the Young Woman's Suf
frage League.
c
MRS. SMITH OPPOSED TO WAR
Does Teaching Boys to Be
Soldiers Teach Them
Patriotism?
The large hall in Pythian Castle in which
the Young Woman's Suffrage League holds
its semi-monthly open meetings was
crowded last night to hear the programme
which had been prepared for the evening.
Among the many who were present were !
the following named ladies who have been j
and still are prominent in the discussion of
equal rights and justice for both sexes: i
Mrs. Eva Bates of Boston, Mrs. Anne Has
kell, Mrs. C. P. Stetson, Mrs. E. Kidd,
Mrs. R. Patterson, Mrs. M. Simmonds, i
VIEW OF THE PLATFORM AT THE MEETING — MRS. OSBORNE, PRESIDENT; MRS. CARTWEIGHT, SEC
RETARY; MRS. SMITH, SPEAKER.
[Sketched at the hall last night by a "Call artist.]
Mrs. Louise Sorbier, Mrs. F. Bucknall of
San Jose and Mrs. Anna F. Smith.
Professor Mansfield opened the even-'
ing's entertainment with a mandolin solo,
Mrs. Hilderbrand-Cartwright, secretary of
the league, being the accompanist.
H. A. Higgins delivered a lecture on
"Men and Dogs," in which he drew a com
parison between the treatment that dogs
receive and that which is accorded to men.
The former, he argued, were kindly treated
and well cared for, while the latter were
not treated with that degree of considera
tion they are entitled to. This treatment
by those whose only aim seems to be the
acquisition of money and property, one of
the results of modern civilization, he held,
i? what has created the great army of
tramps. These, he said, were created by
force of circumstance, not by choice. "
After an instrumental selection by the
Kallander quartet Mrs. Mabel B. Osborne
introduced Mrs. Anna F. Smith, who spoke
on "Military Training in the Public
Schools" and whose remarks awoke con
siderable discussion.
The speaker said that it had been an
nounced that she was to reply to an attor
ney, unknown to her, who had stated that
he would discuss woman suffrage and
would endeavor to show why the ballot
should not be granted to woman, but that
having been advised "not to talk against
Mrs. Smith, as she would metaphorically
wipe him off the face of the earth," he
had taken alarm and declared that he
could not keep his engagement.
"Military training," she said, "has for a
long time and consistently been prose
cuted in the Sunday-schools. There has
been a persistent effort made and is still
being made to establish and maintain a
military despotism in the United States.
The Sunday-school rooms have been con
verted into arillrooms to foster this mili
tary despotism, and now it is proposed to
introduce the system into our public
schools."
She said that the result of this training
would be the making of butchers of the
boys, for teaching them to bear arms in
cites a desire to use such. She spoke of
the purposes for which the public schools
were established and entered her protest
against the proposition to convert the
great institutions of learning into schools
to teach savagery to the young, to teach
them the art of war, and war, she said, is
barbarism.
"What does all this mean?" she asked.
"It means that a plutocracy is training
their boys in the school of the soldier to
uphold it in the position it has secured.
Why is this instruction given in the church
buildings? Why in the school? Why in
the colleges? In one college not a thou
sand miles from here, there was recently
placed 10,000 rounds of ammunition. What
was the need of this in a time when there
is no foreign power threatening us?
"It is time that a halt is called in the
teaching of the art of butchery. We want
to see man elevated to the highest pedes
tal, but 1 tell you that it cannot be accom
plished by teaching barbarism, for 1 re
peat it, war and the art of war is barbar
ism. Hugo's prediction that in the twen
tieth century, which is not far off, there
will be no wars and that man will love his
fellow-man, does not look as if it would
come true in view of this great preparation.
I believe that there should be a limited
militia to enable us to protect ourselves
from an enemy, but I am opposed to teach
ing all boys the spirit of barbarism of the
past ages/
Mrs. Smith then called attention to a
series of resolutions which she had sent to
the Board of Education and which had
'.'simply been read and filed." She read
the resolutions, which are to the effect that
there should not be any military training
in our public schools, and she asked the in
dorsement of them by the audience.
Mrs. Anna Haskell, a member of the
league, stated that she did not think the
league ought to take any action in the mat
ter until the other side had been presented.
"For one," said she, "I am in favor of mil
itary training."
President Osborne said that it was not
the intention of getting the sense of the
league on the question embodied in the
resolutions, but that of the audience.
Secretary Cartwright said that if the
boys are to be instructed in military tactics
the girls also ought to be instructed, "for,"
said she, "we are in favor of equal rights.
I think that before the league takes any
action in this matter the other side should
be heard, and I suggest that Mrs. Haskell
be named to answer Mrs. Smith."
Mrs. Saxton, who stated" that she had
been a teacher in the East, said that she
was very much in favor of military train
ing for boys, for it instilled in them patriot
ism and reverence for the flag, which in
many instances has not been treated with
proper respect. The knowledge that our
boys were being trained as soldiers would
i gain for our country a proper respect.
Mrs. Smith briefly replied that there was
| but one patriotism, and that was the sense
of justice which man should deal out to
man.
The resolution was then on motion
adopted by a large majority and the an
nouncement made that Mrs. Haskell will,
at a future meeting, answer Mrs. Smith
and show why the boys of our public
schools should receive a" military training.
One lady, whose name was not announced,
said she supported Mrs. Smith's views and
] wanted to know why the church did not
practice what it preached. She said that
| while ministers taught the boys to love
j their enemies at the same time they taught
them the art of war that they might slaugh
ter right and left.
A number of persons in the audience in
three-minute talks gave their ideas for or
against military training.
THE CITY'S NEW BAOETBAOX
The Pacific Coast Jockey Club Is No In
the Field to Stay.
San Francisco is to have anew racetrack.
The first steps toward organization have
been taken and the tract of land purchased
by Edward Corrigan and Joe Ulmer near
Inglesidc will next year be the scene of
winter racing.
The name of the new association is the
Pacific Coast Jockey Club. Articles of in
corporation have been drawn up- and will
be filed to-day. The incorporators are as '.
follows: Adolph Spreckels, Edward Cor- j
rigan, Henry Crocker, W. S. Leak and S.
W. Androus. This organization is the j
outgrowth of the internal dissension that <
has existed during the present race meet- j
ing and will prove a most formidable oppo- ]
nent to the present California Jockey Club. j
The land for the new track was purchased S
one year ago, but up to the present time no
improvements have been made on it. Now,
however, the plans for a modern race
track in every particular have been sub
mitted, and work will be begun with a few !
days.
The grand stand, which will be one of J
the finest in the country, will be 350 feet !
long and 75 feet deep, in the center of j
which will be a music-stand modeled some- |
thing after the present park music-stand.
The lawns and other equipments will be I
styled very much after the Morris park I
racetrack. The stables will be located on !
the backstretch, far away from the grand I
stands. Trees will be set out to shut off ;
the cold winds, and with beautiful lawns
and fountains its projectors intend that it
shall be second to no racetrack in the ■
country.
In turf circles it is whispered that the
popular millionaire horseman, Adolph j
Spreckels, will probably be president of
the new racing institution and Henry
Crocker secretary. A much wiser selection
could scarcely be made, for both of the |
gentlemen named are popular with all
classes of horsemen and ardent supporters I
of all matters appertaining to the turf.
» » »
Gifts to Fool the Public.
The condemning of alum as an unwhole
some ingredient in baking powders by the
Government authorities as well as by phy
sicians generally has not deterred manu
facturers of such powders from foisting
them on an unsuspecting public. Follow
ing is a partial list of the alum powders
found in the stores:
"Calumet," "Chicago Yeast," "Kenton,"
"Grant's Bon Bon," "Hotel," "Taylor's One
Spoon," "Climax," "Snow Puff "Snow Ball "
"Giant," "Milk," "Crown," "Unrivaled," "Sil
ver Star," "Davis' O. X.," "Forest City," "Mon
arch," "K. <:.," "Loyal," "Manhattan," "Crys
tal," "Hatchet," "Home," "Echo," "Perfec
tion," "Rocket," "Town Talk," "Vienna "
"White Rose," etc.
It is safe to reject all brands sold with a
prize. All powders sold at twenty-five
cents or less a pound are sure to be made
of alum. Dr. Wiley, the Government
Chemist, in his official examination of
baking powders at the World's Fair, threw
out all "alum powders," classing them as
unwholesome.
USED A REVOLVER.
A Fight* Between a Chicken-Rancher
• and His Boarder.
John Ehred, a chicken-rancher at 109
Russian avenue, near the Six-mile House,
and John Furnish, who boarded with him,
had a fight last night. Ehred accused
Furnish of losing a valuable whip, which
Furnish denied. Ehred got angry and
struck at Furnish with a chair. .Furnish
picked up a revolver. to defend himself,
and while Ehred was trying to take it from
him it exploded, but fortunately the bullet
did not do any damage.
Ehred succeeded in wresting the revolver
from furnish and hammered him over the
head with it. Policeman Stoddard was
notified of the fight and placed the two
combatants under arrest. They were taken
to the Seventh-street station in the patrol
wagon. While being searched a dirk was
found upon Furnish, aud he was charged
with assault to murder and carrying a con
cealed weapon. • Ehred was charged with
an assault with a deadly -.weapon. He de
clared that Furnish deliberately fired a
shot at him before he took the revolver
from him.
Asphyxiation of an Unknown.
An unknown man was found dead in bed at
17 Fourth street last evening. Asphyxiation
was the cause of death. It is unknown whether
it was a case of murder or of suicide. The man
was evidently a workingman, about 35 years
of age. M. C. Clark, tho proprietor of the house,
says the man came to his place three days ago.
On Sunday he gave Clark a silver watch as se
curity for a night's lodging. Nothing but an
empty whisky flask that belonged to the dead
man was tound.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 1895.
INDORSED THE
FRENCH CHURCH.
The Presbytery Hopes Soon to
Assist Rev. E. J. Dupuy's
Work.
HAWEIS WAS UNORTHODOX.
So Says Rev. A. K. Crawford.
Some Congregationalists
Uphold Him.
"The Life Work of the Ministry" was
the subject of the paper read yesterday by
Rev. H. H. Rice before the Presbyterian
Ministerial Union. The speaker urged
the necessity of preaching the Gospel to
the exclusion of other things, and among
other subjects, dwelt on the one of inter
esting young men in the work of the min
istry.
In the discussion which followed, strong
disapproval was expressed of the custom
of substituting lectures on Shakespeare,
Savonarola and other literary and his
toric characters for the simple preaching
of the Gospel from the pulpits of the
churches. It was also stated that the
young men of California needed to be
l aroused to an interest in ministerial work,
1 as very few of the sons of the Golden West
i were to be found laboring in the minis
terial vineyard. Rev. Dr. Minton said,
however, that while it was well to interest ,
young men in taking holy orders, he did
not believe in making the way of the di
vinity student too smooth and easy for
him. Rich Eastern universities helped
would-be ministers too liberally. "The
men with softened muscles, softened
hearts and softened heads are not the sort
of men we want in the ministry," he
added.
Next Monday Rev. R. F. Covle of Oak
land will read a paper on "A Triumphant
Ministry."
The second adjourned meeting from the
December meeting of the presbytery was
held yesterday and it was unanimously de
cided that the spring meeting, which takes
place on the second Monday in April,
should be held at the Westminster Church,
where Dr. Minton is preaching in the place
of Dr. Adams, who is in the East.
Rev. Fountain R. Farrand reported for
the committee on home missions that the
executive committee of the Young Peo
ple's Presbyterian Association had. under
taken to assist in raising funds for the
Italian work and would give an entertain
ment next Monday in Howard Church for
that cause. The work of the French Re
formed Church on Powell street, of which
Rev. E. J. Dupuy is pastor, was indorsed
and it was stated that the Presbytery of
Oakland, as well as San Francisco, hoped
soon to contribute to the funds of the
church. Both these reports were adopted.
Rev. F. R. Farrand also stated that the
affairs of the Central Tabernacle had been
wound up and that there was a small bal
ance coming to the presbytery.
ACCUSED OF UNORTHODOX!.
Two Ministers "Whose Views Have Excited
''. ■•''; "L -_ Comment.
Rev. H. A. Haweis has departed, but in
the mouths of the orthodox his views on
certain scriptural subjects still taste bitter.
Yesterday the Congregational Monday
Club listened to a paper on "Misrepresen
tations of Moses," by Rev. A. K. Crawford,
in which the English clergyman's opinions
on the lawgiver, as well as those of Bob
Ingersoll, were combated.
In the discussion which followed various
opinions were expressed. Some of the
brethren stated that, while they objected to
criticizing Mr. Haweis after he was no
longer present to defend himself, they
could not indorse his opinions on the Old
Testament. Rev. W. Tubbs said: "The
applause Mr. Haweis received when he
spoke on Moses seemed to me a severe
critique upon the spirituality of the
brethren present."
Other ministers, however, did not disap
prove of Dr. Haweis' views. Rev. W
Rader said that in the main his opinions
were in line with progressive orthodoxy,
and Rev. A. H. Smith declared: "Sooner
or later we have got to come to that."
Ira D. Rankin, the chairman, gave his
opinion that "for a minister to claim too
much for the infallibility of the uible is to
expose ourselves to the attacks of skeptics,
who can show the mistakes of our pre
tensions."
Rev. Dr. Brown stated his intention of
reading a paper at a later meeting to com
bat the statement that Rev. Dr. Heron
can be considered a representative Congre
gationalism When the club had carefully
considered the matter, he was sure that
the ministers present would not indorse a
man of such dangerous views. It was de
cided to defer an expression of the opinion
of the meeting with regard to Dr. Heron
till the paper had been heard. '
THEIR FIRST APPEARANCE.
Debut of tlio Treble Clef Quartet la
Golden Gate Hall.
The Treble Clef Quartet gave its
initial concert last night in Golden Gate
Hall under circumstances which must
have filled the hearts of the performers
with joy and their pockets with money, for
not only was the concert a success artis
tically, but, what does not always follow,
the audience was unusually large, in spite
of the fact that the admission fee was the
somewhat fancy price for San Francisco of
a dollar. • -
It was scarcely to be expected just now
when la grippe is abroad in the land that
in a body of four singers one at least
would not be "out of the combat, "as the
French express it. Miss Beatrice Priest,
the first soprano of the quartet, was a
victim last night to the prevailing malady,
and being unable to appear, her place was
ably taken at short notice by Mrs. Brune.
The other ladies who composed the new
organization were Mrs. A.M. Noble, Miss
Jeannette Wilcox and Mrs. J. E. Birming
ham.
The singing of the Treble Clef Quartet
proved to be pleasant and artistic. The
voices were, on the whole, well balanced,
the intonation was good and the shading
was delicate and finished; in fact, the
singing was of that pretty lyric kind which
always commends itself to an audience. It
is a style of singing that is heard at its
best, however, when unaccompanied, and
on that account "The Donkey Cart, by
Theodore Bonheur, was the most charming
selection rendered. All the other numbers
were accompanied. Among them were
Mendelssohn's "Ride, of the Elves," the
same composer's "Slumber Song" and an
arrangement for four voices of Sullivan's
"Lost Chord."
The performer who won the most enthu
siastic applause was Miss Alice Ames, the
young San Francisco violinist, who proba
bly made her last public appearance before
going to study in Berlin. Miss Ames' per
formance was a surprise to most of her
hearers. She showed her command over a
legato style of playing in Massenet's med
itation, "Thais, which she rendered with
considerable sentiment. In Sarasate's
"Zigeunerweisen" the young violinist gave
proof of a surprising care of . technique as
well as of verve and brilliancy. There were
cries of "bravo" mixed with the enthu
siastic applause with which an encore was
demanded.
Another successful performer was Mrs.
Brune, whose songs deserved all the ap
plause they received.
Mrs. A. M. Noble gave a distinctly orig
inal rendering to Mozart's "Voi che
sapete," and one that made the most
hardened opera-goer wonder whether it
was indeed the dashing page's aria that
was being sung, or a dirge from a requiem
mass. Mrs. Noble is doubtless more used
to interpreting church music than operatic
arias, but it was a surprise to hear -the
style of the sanctuary infused into any
thing so thoroughly connected with the
footlights as "Voi che »sapete." The
French chanson which she gave as an en
core showed a good deal more sympathy
for the spirit of her song.
Mrs. J. E. Birmingham sang a couple of
selections, receiving an encore, and Miss
Ada Weigel, the pianoforte soloist was
a very welcome addition to the attraction
of the concert. M. E.
ASHES ACCOUNT SETTLED.
He Proves to the Court
a Satisfactory guar
dianship.
There Was No One Present to
Oppose His Final State
ment.
R. Porter Ashe was before Judge Slack
yesterday asking that his final account as
guardian over the estate of Sarah Althea
Terry be approved. There were none of
the attorneys of the new guardian, T. H.
Williams Jr., present, and upon the testi
mony of Mr. Ashe the account was con
firmed. .
Ashe has always resented the imputa
tions cast upon him by Williams when
he charged that Ashe had been misman
aging Mrs. Terry's estate, and it was for
this reason he demanded that his final ac
count be passed upon by the court. The
other side of the controversy, reasoning
that Ashe, never having been guardian,
therefore could not file a final account,
were not on hand.
The account showed that Ashe had re
ceived $1503 60 and had expended $2,095 25,
leaving the estate in his debt $591 05. Ashe
was called to the stand and told in detail
of every transaction mentioned, and just
the condition of the property when he
turned it over to his successor, Mr. Wil
liams. As to the personal property which
he had been charged with selling without
authority, it was shown that he had had
an order of court for that purpose. The
personal property sold, he showed, had
brought $400 more than its appraised
value.
The settling of this account practically
ends the controversy which has been going
on between Porter Ashe on the one side
and Thomas Williams Jr. on the other.
Ashe was deposed from his position as
guardian to Mrs. Terry upon tne showing
that he had not given his ward the five
days' notice which the law requires before
the guardian's appointment is finally con
firmed. He was then charged with mis
managing the estate, and for that reason
he insisted on presenting and having set
tled his final account.
TnE more used the better liked— Dr.
Price's Cream Baking Powder. It is
strongest, purest and best of all leavening
agents. ■-■' -— "
WAITING FOR HUNTINGTON.
Renewed Activity on the Coast
Division Extension An
ticipated.
A Projected Road to the Iron
Mountain Mine— Coming
Extensions.
George Stone, one of the contractors who
has in charge the work of extending the
line of the coast divison southward toward
Santa Barbara, is in trie city and says that
little is being done at present, only a small
gang of men being employed. It will re
quire three months' time to complete the
bridge across the Santa Monica River, he
says, although the work is being pushed
night and day.
Mr. Stone is hopeful that after the ar
rival of 0. P. Huntington, who is expected
in this city in a few weeks, the word may
be given out to push the line through to
Santa Barbara. The connection could be
made in about fifteen months, Mr. Stone
says.
C. W. Fielding, the English capitalist
who recently purchased the Iron Mountain
mine in Shasta County, has in contempla
tion the construction of a railroad from the
mine to a connection with the Southern
Pacific, a distance about ten miles.
The International Car Accountants' As
sociation will meet in this city next
month and an excursion party of about 150
persons will come out in a special train.
The convention will be held at the Palace
on the 16th of April. The body holds its
sessions annually, but this will be the first
time its members ever convened on this
coast. ■ Wiv ■:
The so-called Western Trunk Line Pas
senger Committee has changed its name to
that of the Western Lines Passenger Asso
ciation, notification of which has been sent
to railroad officials in this city.
For the meeting of the National Editor
ial Association, which is to be held in
Denver in July, a special rate of $60 will be
given from this city to that point and re
turn.
Dr. M. Gardner, the recently appointed
superintendent of the Southern Pacific
medical force, has been cutting down the
number of employes in that department.
A general reorganization of the staff has
followed, but the changes are, except in a
very few instances, not of a local nature.
Money makes the mare go and buys the Al
mighty-dollar Cigar. •
RATES ARE CUT
SIXTY PER CENT.
Excitement, Among Insurance
Men Over Fierce Busi
ness Rivalry.
IT IS WAR TO THE KNIFE.
A Flaming Sign Over an Agent's
Office Causes Demoral
ization.
Insurance men were agitated yesterday
by a flaming sign over an office door on
California street declaring war against
several companies of the compact. The
sign was printed in large letters in black
and red upon several square yards of
muslin as follows :
: pncF.six !
: v War to the knife. • •
: Mann <& Wilson's Dwelling Buslnesss cut 60 :
: percent! '<\
: It will pay yon to cancel. :
I;- Hagan Bbothebs. :
Mann & Wilson, general agents of the
Lancashire, Girard, St. Paul, Agricultural
and Teutonia companies, all of which are
in the compact, had parted company with
their city agents, Louis Hagan & Co., in
compliance with a rule of the board. But
the Hagans would not be outdone, so they
made arrangements with the Phoenix Com
pany of Hartford, a powerful non-union
corporation and retaliated by cutting for
mer business 60 per cent.
"It is not a fight of the Phosnix Com
pany," said Louis Hagan. "We will write
dwelling-houses at 60 per cent.
"Some time since Mr. Mann, of Mann &
Wilson, informed us we had no right to
leave their oflice and associate ourselves
with other union companies without his
consent, which he would not give. A rule
of the compact forbids one member from
employing a man from another member's
office without mutual consent. Owing to
the unsettled condition of things we did
not want to bind ourselves to any one
office. We had been city agents many
years for Mann & Wilson's companies, and
when informed we were not at liberty to
withdraw our business, we tried to make
arrangements with the Phoenix Company
and found that Mann had forestalled us by
requesting the agent of that company not
to arrange with us.
"Last Thursday he told us he wanted a
reply to a proposition to take our business
and make us salaried canvassers. This we
refused to give. Upon returning to the
office we were notified that our registers,
which give a synopsis of our business, had
been removed by Mann & Wilson on the
plea that they belonged to them after per
mitting us to make our entries and put our
business secrets in the books for years. On
Friday morning all our policy-holders re
ceived a circular from Mann & Wilson
stating we were no longer connected with
them, and next day this • circular fol
lowed :
Referring to policies of insurance of the Lan
cashire Ins. Co., St. Paul Ins. Co., Girard
Ins. Co., Agricultural Ins. Co., and
Teutonia Ins. Co., held by you and
issued by Louis Hagan & Co., formerly
city agents, please be good enough to call upon
us or await a call from a representative from
this oflice beiore taking any action whatever
regarding such policies, as 'Louis Hagan & Co.
are nolo user connected with these companies.
Yours very truly, Mann & Wilson,
General Agents.
"Thereupon we sent out this circular in
reply :
To Our Customers: We have retired as city
agents of Mann & Wilson's companies, and
from this day on become a member of the firm
of Hagan Bros. This will enable us to give you
any and all advantages that may present them
selves. Under the old auspices we were unable
to properly protect our customers. All out
standing accounts must be paid to us. We
thank you for the good will you have always
extended us and hope to merit your confidence
in the future. Yours respectfully,
Louis Hagan- & Co.
"As an interesting sequel Mann & Wil
son forced a brother of this firm to leave
his desk in their office and go after all our
business at any "rates. They even gave
him authority to make a cut of 75 per
cent on the Blythe estate frame buildings,
and to take Baldwin Hotel risks at 1 per
cent, where it used to be 3)4 to 5 per cent.
When told by friends of this action we
decided to cut on residence property 60 per
cent, but recognized the fact that the other
class of risks is not worth such desperate
efforts."
Mann & Wilson stated that they had to
give Hagan & Co. the option of" coming
into their office as salaried men on an in
come equivalent to commission made as
city agents. This was in accordance with
a rule of the board abolishing city agents
and making them salaried employes.
"Messrs. Hagan & Co. declined to give
up their agency and had to withdraw,"
said Mr. Maun. "The registers did not be
long to them nor to us either, but to the
companies we represent, and it has been
decided by courts repeatedly that, agents
have no claim upon the registers.
"As for cutting rates we shall protect our
business against their opposition, no mat
ter how low the cut."
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It has given satisfaction to millions and
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ening them and it is perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of Figs is for sale by all drug*
gists in 50c and $I. bottles, but it is man-
ufactured by the California Fig Syrup
Co. only, whose name is printed on every
package, also the name, Syrup of Figs,
and being well informed, you will not
accept any substitute if offered.
•'"••' NEW TO-DAT— DRY GOODS. ,^-,_^
INCOMPARABLE OFFERINGS
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DRESS MATERIALS!
The unbounded success of our Spring Opening, both from a
social and business standpoint, is a striking illustration of our
prestige as a fashion center as well as of our UNEQUALED
VALUE-GIVING POWER.
These facts are given still more forcible emphasis by our this
week's display, which includes a number of late importations just
uncased and in its present unrivaled beauty and completeness is
worthy of an immediate inspection by every one in search of
The Latest Styles and Greatest Values in the Market !
COLORED DRESS GOODS I
At 35 Cents.
114 pieces 37-INCH ALL-WOOL DRESS GOODS, in mixed, plain and fancy checks,
at 25c a yard.
At 40 Cents.
98 pieces 37-INCH FANCY NOVELTY DRESS .GOODS, in checks, mottled and two-
tone effects, at 40c a yard.
At 50 Cents.
88 pieces 40-INCH FINE SILK MIXED SUITING, latest spring styles, in mottled,
checks and diagonals, at 50c a yard.
At 75 Cents.
78 pieces 40-INCH ALL-WOOL AND SILK-AND-WOOL DRESS GOODS, in checks,
figured, stripes and plaids, at 75c a yard.
At $1.00.
52 pieces 50-INCH SUPERIOR ALL-WOOL FANCY DRESS GOODS, handsome col-
orings, in ombre, broche and crepon effects, at $1 a yard.
At 4 1.00.
42 pieces 44-INCH FINE ALL-WOOL HIGH-GRADE SORIANA MIXED CRE-
PONS, bright colorings, at $1 a yard.
At ©1.E5.
57 pieces 44-INCH EXTRA FINE SILK-AND-WOOL FRENCH DRESS GOODS, in
all the newest and staple colorings, at $1 25 a yard.
At 35 1 . 50.
46 pieces 44-INCH HIGH-GRADE SILK-AND-WOOL NOVELTY SUITING, in the
choicest color combinations, at $1 50 a yard.
At $15
25 ELEGANT ALL-WOOL FRENCH NOVELTY CREPON DRESS PATTERNS at
$15 each.
Extra Special — At 35 Cents — Extra Special.
35 pieces FINE ALL-WOOL FRENCH SERGE, in colors and black, regular price 50c
will be placed on sale at 25c a yard. '
NAVY STORM SERGES
At 35 Cents.
152 pieces 37-INCH ALL-WOOL NAVY BLUE STORM -SERGE at 35c a yard.
At SO Cents.
88 pieces 46-INCH ALL-WOOL ENGLISH STORM SERGE at 50c a yard. ,
At 75 Cents.
62 pieces 52-INCH ALL-WOOL HIGH-GRADE ENGLISH NAVAL STORM SERGE
at 75c a yard.
At 41.00.
49 pieces 52-INCH EXTRA FINE ALL-WOOL ENGLISH DIAGONAL STORM
SERGE at $1 a yard.
At $1.50.
22 pieces 56-INCH SUPERIOR ALL-WOOL WEST OF ENGLAND NAVAL DIAG-
ONAL STORM SERGE at $1 50 a yard. W
WASH DRESS FABRICS AND HOUSE-FURNISHINGS!
At SO Cents a Yard. '
FINE LINE HIGH-GRADE SATEEN, in brocade and plain weaves, superior cloth
and finish.
At lO Cents a Yard.
500 pieces ENGLISH PERCALES, fine cloth (slightly imperfect in printing) 36 inches
wide, value for 15c.
At law Cents a»Yard.
300 pieces NEW FANCY CRAPE SUITING, printed in beautiful coloring and designs.
> At 1 S¥t Cent 3 a Yard.
200 pieces NOVELTY CREPON ZEPHYRS, medium colorings, all fast.
At lO Cents a Yard.
200 pieces FINE GRADE AMERICAN SEERSUCKERS AND DRESS STYLE
ZEPHYRS, a grand assortment and excellent cloth.
At 1 5 Cents a Yard.
FULL LINE PRINTED DUCKS AND PIQUES, in dark, medium and light color-
ings; a good assortment; all best fabrics.
At 1 5 Cents a Yard.
3 cases DOUBLE BED SHEETING, unbleached, 2% yards' wide, excellent heavy goods.
At $4.50 a "Pair.
FINE PURE WOOL WHITE BLANKETS, weight 6 pounds (to close out the line).
At $1.35 Each.
2 cases SPECIALLY LARGE and HEAVY WHITE SPREADS, size 84x90 inches,
reduced from $1 75.
j At IS Cents a Yard.
5 cases SUPERIOR XXX BLEACHED SHEETING, almost equal to Utica, fully 90
inches wide, reduced from 25c; also 81 inches at 16c. See these values.
At 13H Cents a Yard.
A leader in CHECK GLASS TOWELING, fine Irish linen, 22 inches wide.
At 1 5 Cents Eaon. j
210 dozen FINE DAMASK ALL-LINEN TOWELS, neat borders, fringes knotted.
At $1.15 a Fair.
300 pairs IMPORTED NOTTINGHAM CURTAINS, double thread, well twisted 45
inches wide, value $1 75. '
At $1.85 a Pair.
750 pairs HEAVY NOTTINGHAM CURTAINS, 4 yards long and 60 inches wide
value for $2 50. '
At $3.00 a Pair.
100 pairs CHENILLE PORTIERES, full width and length, neat new dadoes value
for $4 50. '
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FINE INGRAIN CARPET SQUARES, size 3x5 feet, 75c each; 6x9' feet 50- W*i
feet, $3 25; 9x9 feet, $3 75; 9xlo^ feet, $4 50 ; 9x12 feet, $5; 9xl3^ feet, $.5 75- just half
their values. " J
ALL SINGLE PAIRS CURTAINS AND PORTIERES marked specially low to clear
out this week; they comprise all grades. J " {T *~
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