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GREAT CALAMITY SALE!
HOST of you, no doubt, have read the newspaper accounts of the great floods in past mouth that have done so much damage to property and commerce in the north and cast, the ilUliome of the manufacturer. These floods destroyed hundreds of thousands of dollars in property and all business was paralized for the time being. Manufacturers and wholesale houses had accumulated large stocks preparatory to supplying the summer trade, but as the railroads were washed away or under water no freights could be shipped and thus largo quantities of merchandise acc umulated. As June is the time that manufacturers begin on their fall contracts, these stocks of summer goods had to be moved and moved quickly in or der to make room for fall business. With this end in view, notices were mailed to the best merchants all over the land announcing great sacrifice sales of manufacturers stocks, begin ning June 15th. In respose to these announcements the proprietor of this store visited these factory centers and was thus able to secure the greatest and most desirable bargains that any merchant oyer obtained anywhere. In fact, we could dispose of every dollar's worth of these goods toother merchants At Wholesale for more than we have priced them below, but they were bought for you and you shall have the benefit of our buying. These are new goods, fresh from the looms, and not old hard stock we are trying to dispose of. These goods are priced so low that it would be impossible to stick to our prices on summer goods that we had on hand previous to this purchase we, therefore, have made sweeping reductions in nearly every department in the store. We give you our word that this is the greatest bargain sale ever held in Mississippi. It is to be a sale without an equal- a sale to outshine, out -class and out-sell any sale ever recorded anywhere. Every item is guaranteed to be exactly as advertised or you get your money back. You'll find that what was a great calamity to manufacturers will prove a blessng to you. Sale begins Monday, June 29th, at 8:30 a. m. Aud will run two weeks, provided the goods are not sold before that time. We reser ve the right to call the sale off after Thursday, July 2nd, if we see proper. Don't put off coming for you will certainly be disappointed. Many of the lots will be sold out before the close of the first day. Don't blame us if you come too late. Wash Goods. White Goods. 2'. c vards new style Figured Lawns: the quality that has sold all season at e. Only one pattern to a customer. At 3C 1066 yards of real good qual ity of Staple Cheek Apron Gingham; the quality that sells at 6c. At 5c -'5 yards new style in Figured Baptiste and Lawns, 28 inches wide; comes in all the new effects and a full assortment of the popular polka spot in red, blue and black. These goods were manufactured to retail at 10c. At 7C new 'ne Sheer Lawns and Batistes, .'$0 inches, were man ufactured to retail at 10c and 12ic. Also the balance of our stock of this class of goods that were 10c and 12Jc. About 75 styles to select from, most of which were received within the last two weeks. 14c Vard-wide Dress Linen in nat ural color and blue, gray and pink, 27-inch linen, 19c to 25c value. At 10c ne balance of our stock of Ileal Irish Dimities and Fig ured Batiste: the grades that have been selling at 14c, 15c and 20c. At 15c pieces of New Style Wash Goods such as Ray de Chine. Dotted Brode, Embroidery Swiss and other sheer fabrics manufactured to retail at 25c. We also include in this lot the balance of our stock of Embroidered Swisses and Mercerized Chambrays that have been selling at 20c and 25c At I7C A beautiful line of Wash Goods in Zephyrs, Tissues, Swisses and other sheer goods that have been selling at 30c and 35c. We have manylother bargains to offer you in Wash Goods equally as good as those mentioned above. Newspaper space cost so we can mention only a few items in each department. At 5c Good quality Check Muslin: less than wholesale price. At 5c yards 40-inch White Stripe Curtain Swiss. Would be a bar gain at twice the figure. 10c. White Lawn, 40 inches wid' regular 10c quality. White Lawn, 40 inches wid regular 12ic and 15c quality. white Baptiste. Never before offered at so low a price. New lot of the 48-inch White Wash Chiffon : the 35c quality. At 22c ne balance of our stock of the popular White Mercerized Madras, in all the new Damask patterns, the 35c quality. These goods are being shown in all the fall lines. You had bet ter buy and put away if you don't need them now. At 6 k At 7 k At 8 k At J2j At 25c Millinery Bargains. While in the market last week we se cured some of the greatest bargains In ready to wear hats we ever came across, and when we say bargains we mean bar gains in its truest sense. At 49c A new line of Children's and Misses Summer Hats that were manufactured to retail at $1.00 and $1.50. At $1 00 nevv ne Ladies' Shirt Waist Hats. If bought earlier in the season would have sola at $2.50 to $3.00. At $1.25 new ne Ladies' Shirt Waist Hats. Early season price would have been $3.50 to $4.00. Did You Say Ribbons? This store has already made a name this season for selling high class Rib bons for what other stores ask for the common sort, but we will even outdo ourselves and undersell all our previous offerings. Only we haven't a large quantity, we wish we had more. Don't delay or you'll miss some of these bar gains. At J 2k Nmntier 22, all silk, fine quality Liberty Taffeta Rib bon. Yon will pay 20c to 2.5c elsewhere. I 5c silk, finest quality Liberty Taffeta Ribbon, size 40. Silks. At 19c and 80. At 25c All silk Ribbon, st vie as above. quality and Number 0 Liberty Satin Ribbon, quality as above. Number 100. At Half Price Hosiery Items. At 15c 13 dozen Ladies' Lace Lisle Hose. Manufactured to retail at 25c, and worth it too. 15 dozen is all we could secure so you had better be quick as the lot will hardly last through the first day of the sale. At Ladies' Fine Imported Lace Lisle Thread, Fast Black Hose. Manufactured to sell at 50c per pair. Less than three pair, 35c per pair. At 20c dozen Ladies' Lace Stripe Lisle Hose, in solid black and colors and fancy stripes. A 35 cent value. We offer any of the Shirt Waist." Pattern Hats or Trimmed Hats that we have left from all our previous purchases, this sale, at just one-half price. Also great bargain in llowers and other millinery goods. Table Damask. At 22k rs-im'h Bleached Table Dam ask. If bought and sold in the regular way would be 35 cents, At 65c Beautiful Mercerized Table Damask, 72 inches wide, 18c and $1 00 value. Napkins to match at $1.05 r dozen. 39c 6--incn a" Pure Linen Dam ask. Less than manufactur ers cost. fa 5C All Silk Taffeta Ribbon, mixed lot numbers 5, 7, 9 and 12. Any of the above ribbons are worth from 25 to 50 per cent, more than price quoted. Bargains in Cottons. 4c Full yard wide, good quality, smooth Sea Island. Less than some grades can be bought at wholesale today. Only 20 yards to a customer. At 5c Good quality, yard wide bleach ed Muslin, has very little dress ing. Worth 0c at wholesale today. Jf Yard wide Lonsdale and Cabot Bleached Muslin. Not more than 12 yards to each customer. At 8'r Full vard wide Cambric. 1 - Worth 12k cents. At 10c Genuine Lonsdale Cambric, full yard wide. 25 per cent, cheaper than you can buy elsewhere. If you do not agree with us that these are the greatest Silk values that has ever been offered you, we will pay for the Silks. At 39c yards best quality solid color China Silks, full 27 inches wide. 50 cents is the lowest price we have ever offered them. Other houses ask 00 cents. May be had in black, white and all the colors. At 59c A ;G-inch A11 Silk Black Taf feta, formerly sold at 90c. 69c A new P'6 27-inch all silk, guaranteed, Black Taffeta bought especially for this sale, a value never before offered for less than one dollar, t 92c r u"" yard wide all silk, guar anteed, Black Taffeta, bought espeeially for this sale. A value never before offered for less than $1.25. At 44c '1)"'nt'h All silk Crepe de ChittB Gauze, and 32-incb Fan cy Stripe Silk Gauze. Both fabrics have been selling all season at 75e. Towels At 5c ('(1 quality Hemmed Buck Towels. You pay 10 cents else where. At 7C l-aitr1 s'f' Cotton and good quality Union Linen Buck, also Bleached Turktsh Bath Towels. Worth 12 cents. At 14c krf size Buck Towels. Regular 20 cent quality, At 20c I2jrtr heavy, good quality 10-4 Bleached Sheeting. As we have only a limited quantity of some of these bargains, and desiring that as many as possible may secure a slice of the bargain pie, we have limited the quantity to be sold to ouch customer in a few instances, but in all but a very few instances you may buy as much as you wish, only we do not sell to merchants. Besides the items mentioned we have hund reds of others just as good but lack of space prevents us giving them in detail. We have employed a large additional force of salespeople and will try to serve you promptly. There will l no samples cut during the sale no goods taken back or exchanged, and spot cash only goes. Sale begins at 8 o'clock every morning after the first day. Store closes at p. m. "The Woman's Store," Store Closes at 6 p. m. Store Closes at 6 p. m. Harris-Hughson Nuptials. The most prominent social fea ture of the week was the mar riage of Miss Katherine Harris and Mr. Clarence Hughson. Miss Harris was beautifully dressed in white Paris lawn, while her mother's wedding hand kerchief of antique lace which she carried blended the old and the new. The bride's bouquet was white carnations and ferns whose purity but emphasized that of the sweet face of she who bore them. Miss Harris is the daughter of our honored citizen, Mr. R. S. Harris, and in every circle, both old and young, her friends are legion. The groom looked very hand some in his suit of black, while he showed the pride he felt in winning such a maiden. Mr. Hughson is the sn of Mr. Kobt, Hughson, of Steens. He has been for several years a successful merchant in Columbus, which place will be their future home. The Dispatch wishes them a long and happy life. The cere mony was performed by Rev. G. O. Hubbert, while those in at tendance were Miss Belle Har ris and Mr. Clarence Harris, Miss Selena Martin and Dr. Gid Bell, Miss Hattie E. Harris and Mr. O. C. Harris. The happy pair were the recipients of manjr beautiful presents and after the good wishes was showered on them they were driven to Mr. Bob Hughson 's behind "Peach -er's Blacks." Mrs. C. E. Duncan, of McBee, was a guest at the we ding. Miss Mary Mayo spent a few days with her sister, Mrs. Frank Harris. Mrs. Dodson, the mother of Mrs. C. E. Morris, is visiting our neighborhood. Last week the inspector, Mr. W. C. Watson, was looking over our route and held the examina tion on Friday at Caledonia, There are three applicants for the position and we hope our ef ficient post master, Mr. T. W. Morris, will be the lucky one. The farmers have garnered a fine crop of oats and if they can be so fortunate in the corn l'-ld possibly the western corn will go begging. Decline of Courtesy. Is it not true that there is a very marked decline of courtesy in the present generation ? Not only is this true of large cities, and of more Northern climates, but even in our loved Southland, where we boast of our modest and refined women and our chiv alrous and courteous gentlemen, a marked want of consideration and politeness is rapidly develop ing, more especially among the younger people. Who would have thought that the Southern gentleman of even a few years or the gentle and winning lady of the South could have been succeeded by a young man who has no regard for courtesy, or any consideration for age; and by a young lady whose only idea is to dress finely, and as they ex press it, "do the boys." Selfishness begets a lack of consideration, and this is follow ed by a want of courtesy, which soon develops into bad manners and thus those who ought to be true and courteous ladies and gentlemen, become thoughtless and rude, ignoring all rules of good society and devoid of all decent manners. In this age of push and slang will not the young people of the South step and not let it be said of them that far from being worthy descendants of the brave and courtly Southern gentleman, and the refined and modest lady bf olden times, they are only "Fit for the mountains and barba rous cave, Where manners ne'er were preached." A Very Close Call. "I stuck to my engine, although every joint ached and every nerve was racked with pain," write? C. W. Rel lamy, a locomotive fireman of Bur lington, Iowa. "I was weak and pale without any appetite and all run down. As I was about to give up, I got a bottle of Electric Bitters and after taking it I felt as well as I ever did in my life." Weak, sickly, run down people always gain new life, strength and vigor for their use. Try them. Satisfaction guaranteed by Chapman & Mayfield. Price 50 cents. s weetwater Park Hotel, LITHIft SPRINGS, GA. On Main Line Southern Railway. Between Birmingham and Atlanta. Managed by Owners. PROPRIETORS FAMOUS BOWDEN LITHIA WATER. Open from February 'JSth to October 1st. : A commodious, modern high-grade hotel, with steam heat and electric lights, and a complete system of electric, vapor and massage I .a hi a Baths. Information and illustrated pamphlets furnished on application. 6 il-sw-3mo SWKETWATEB l'ARK HOTEL, LlTHIA Springs. Ga. We have a well assorted line of stationery, white and tints in box papers which we are selling at red uced price to make room for new line. Curry, Lipscomb & Caine. S fc COLUMBUS Insurance and Banking- Co. COLUMBUS, MISSISSIPPI. i 5T3UJ : : Capital, - - - - $231,000 Oldest Bank in the State With the Largest Banking Capital. Chartered Feb. Maintained its credit during the war, and redeemed its circulation after the war. Ex change on all the principal cities bought and sold. Stocks and Warrants bought and sold. The building has stood the test of three tires uninjured. Fire proof vault and the latest improved Herring Steel Safe, with time-lock and burglar-proof attachment. Sworn state ment of its condition published four times per annum, and as often as the option of the State Auditor may call for. Officer T. B. Franklin. President: B. A. Weaver. Vice-President: W. H. Lee, Cashier; C. H. Ayres. Teller: E. K.i Hopkins. Book-keeper: Gains Whitfield. Assistant Book-keeper. IMieeiorg-B. A. Weaver. E. T. Sykes. J. S. Billups. T. B. Franklin. W. H. Ic e. C.L Lincoln and T. O. Burris N. B. We solicit deposits andbusiuess dealings with us. Courteous uroiupi and polite attention to our patrons.