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FALL OF PORT ARTHUR
Craphic Description of the!
Greatest of Oriental
Battles.
KOST HORRIBLE ATROCITIES.
Stories of Savage Slaughter
oi" ihe Inhabitants
Conlii'mbd.
CVER 2,000 KASSACRED.
Women and Children Hunted
Down Like Dogs and
Killed.
Ni w Fork, Dec. 19.— The Wrrld to-
Rorrow will punt the following special
advices from ita correspondent, James
Creelnian, who was with the Japanese
aniy. dated Port Arthur, No?. 24, via
Vancouver, l>ec. 19:
The struKKle lor the emancipation of
Corea lias been suddenly turned into a
lieaiihiiit; savage war of eouqucst. It is
no i.Mitrt-r a conflict between civilization
Hmi baroarism Japan for the last four
nays has trampled civilization under
the feet of Uer conquering army.
Tiie takinic of l'ort Arthur, and the
possession of one of the most powerful
strongholds in tlie world, was i«n» great
i strain ii pot) the Japauese character,
irliich relapsed in a lew hours into the
brutish ate f roii: which it was awak-
Biied a generation ajso.
Almost the entire population round
In i'urt Arthur has ln-cn massacred,and
the work of butchering the unarmed
and unrebUtiiitf isihabitania has been
continued, lhe streets ate choked up
vi t n
Mutilated Corpses.
In spite of the vastuess ol the battle
held and the strength of the batteries |
massed in this nii*rh!y chain of land and j
lea forts, U'.e taking .it' Port Arthur is j
rubbed of its dignity as a battle by the
fac; that a large and well-trained army
altacktd a mere rabble. Theie was
a great deal of artillery thun
der and scientific maneuvering of
the troops among the cannon-crowned
hills, but the infantry lighting was in
cidental and t!ie "butcher's biil," as the |
burdened campaigner would call it, was !
insignificant. Tlie Japanese lost about I
fiffy dead and 250 wounded in carrying {
h fortress that would have- cost them
lO.tOo men had it been occupied by
European or American troops.
L China is now at the. mercy of the Isl
and empire. In a few days the fierce
Seuual troops will ba ready to leave
Japan to join F.eld Marshal Oyama'a
hi in v, and then the third and final
movemetit towards It-kin will begin.
I p to the moment i'ort Arthur was
filtered 1 can bear witness that both of
Japan's armies now in the liL'ld were
chivalrous and generous to the enemy.
lucre was
_\<.i a siuiit on ISer Flsjr.
\\ ben we Irfl Kin Chow, on Nov. 17. j
and lietcan ih-- m:ncli uu Port Artliui the j
batter? of thirty sietre kuiis was still |
floundering in lv« rear, but Gen. llassa- j
pnwa had arrived with the taiuous Ku- j
manato troops, and the entire army of j
Invasion was assembled —S'iniethiiitriike
23,000 met). The main army ou the j
militaiy ro ■ .'! skirting the northern
ci>:<>t ot the Kwaug Tung peninsulu.aud
connecting Ktn Chow with Port Ar
thur. The r.cun:;oitering cavalry
were four or live miles in ad
vance of the mixed brigade,
commanded by Gen. Nishi, which
formed Use vanguard. Then came the
main army with (Jen. Yarnaji, tiie "one
eyed demon." <;< ju. Login mid a mixed
brieadc followed. This formed the first
division under tiie command of Yamaji.
I'beu came Field Marshal Oyania with
liis staff. Gen. Hassagawa and his S.OOO
jijen formed the rearguard.
The battalions of infantry wore sent
to protect Kin-Chow, and one battalion
was quartered in the seven caniured
forts of Talien-Wan, six miles away.
In tiic wliolH twee advancing upon
Port Ar.bur was s^yeiity-eitriit euus,
iucludiug the mountain ar.d lieM bat
teries and the delayed siege guns.
News had becMi received from the
Japanese ships swarming übout Port
Arthur and a general plan of action
agreed upon. Two battalions of Kam
aji's infantry, one mountain battery
and a small detachment of cavalry left
the main road under the command of
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Lieut.-Co!. Masumi'su, and marched ur
mi independent left column al*»«j{ tli*
southern coast road to attack the most
easterly forts nt Tort Arthur at the
time agreed upon tor the
4«eiifi*a! A»*u:il t.
The main fore.' was t<» move alone the
uortuern road for three days so that it
would reach the valley next to l'ort
Arthur on the night of the l'.tth.
The attack was to be made atdav
break on the 90th. Meanwhile the
Strongest shipsof the licet moved si<>\\ly
•lone t lie coast in order to co-operate by
a sea attack upon the Chinese shouut it
be possible, or at least to eutbatrraM the
sea tons and prevent them from devot
ing their entire attention to the land at
tack.
It was a hard march with little food
and at tiu.es no water. On Nov. 17 ihe
cavairy scouts reconnoitered tl»d vil
lages of Suishiyeii in the valley, com
manded by land li>rls of Port Arthur,
an.l then tell back after a skirmish to
LHijoshu, a hamlet at the eastern toot of
a forulied monument on the hill coin
uiaadiujE the way to a wide valley ad
joining the Sudliiyeh valley.
At 10 o'clock next morning the Chi
nese advanced out of the Port Arthur
forts and surprised a small body of
Japanese cavairy scouts in the valley.
L'huChinese had three field eui:s. They
arrived at the monument fort just lit
time to see Nishi's advance brigade
take up its position and scud flanking
colutuus around the hill to cutoff the
enemy in the rear. The valleys behind
wero*filled witu troops rushing along
at the top of their speed to the
rescue below in the plain. 1 could see
the Chinese advancing in three columns
from the southwest and northwest.
Away to the left were the Japanese
cavalry in a cloud of dust,
Outing Their Way Back
on the main road through tlu* line of
tossing of red and white vanguards.
The cavalrymen had dismounted and
wen- lirlntr carbine volleys, while a few
squads of Japanese infantrymen «ren
lying iv ditches and earth seams along
the roads, Keeping up a brisk pep
pering.
Ihera were 500 Chinese in three
columns. Suddenly the enemy caught
siiji'.i of our liank movement and began
to retreat. Tiie Japanese had lost eight
men in the fight and forty two were
wounded. No man can say how many
the Chinese lost. 1 saw t!ib Japanese
dead on the road, with their heads irone
and their bodies mutilated. Several
corpses were without hands, two had
been butchered like sheep, and their
hearts aud livers torn out. A Japanese
horse had been killed, and the Chinese
had cut steaks from the haunches in
the middle of the mint.
As the Japanese reinforcements be
gan a double quick tne enemy disap
peared through the ravines into the
Sushiyeh valley and returned to Port
Arthur. That niifht Geu. V.slu and
his brigade moved out into the valley
and occupied Sekesdi. a small village.
Next morning the main body of Yamaji's
division arrived at BeiKasni, a village
on tne same valley.
(Jen. Hassagawaj's brigade separated
from the main army at Soteisui,inarched
over a sid« trail, and went into a camp
in a line parallel witn Yamaji's aud
Nishi's position, so that on Nov. 19 (he
arm v lay in a straight iine ou the east of
Porl Arthur, with a range ot low moun
tains betvveeeu and
A Ulass of Forts
beyond. Yamaji commanded the center,
with lien. Noghl. while the right Wins
consisted of Nishi's brigade and the
advance cavalry and the left vviug of
Hassagaway's Ruuiauotoe troops.
Next day was the time appointed for
a general "council of war. Th« rield
marshal and his staff met Gens. Yamaji,
Nistii. Noghi and ilassagaway with
their stalls. It was decided that part
of Yamaji's division should make a
great turning move on the flank of the
Chinese and attacking the left, while
Ilassagaway's brigade should follow
with an attacK from the east on the
forts forming the Chinese right. The
rest of Yamaji's troops were to move
straight down the Sutebiyeh valley and
with tieid and siege batteries to attack
the Chinese front from the north and
move into Port Arthur.
Meanwhile, the independent column
marching alon< the east under Lieut.
Uatsumita would simultaneously move
against the eastern forts. BiU while the
council of war was proceeding the Chi
nese began to realize that the Japanese
had established their mountain batter
ies ou the hills commanding the left
center of the Chinese position, and de
cided to advance out of Port Arthur and
dislodge them. Then becan a
TremeiMiouK Artillery Fl{jl»t
Within a few minutes regiment after
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eeiment could be seen running in
clouds of dust ftcr«>ss the head of the
valley into the ravine leading to the
support of the Japanese artillery posi
tion. The «ir was tilled with shells and
the Chinese gradually concentrated
their lire until the trees Began
to disappear from the western
slope, the Chinese marched out of l'ort
Arthur in three columns. One de
scended from the Two Dragon forts,
and the other two came out of the l'ort
Arthur valley. Tlie ground was torn
with shells as they Marched forward,
but they never faltered for a moment.
Within a quarter of a Mile of the Jap
anese artillery Un* Chinese line spread
itself out. and, wheeling to the left,
went straight to the hills to carry the
batteries by charge. The tire became
too hot, and they lay dowti on their
faces, with their banner poles stuck in
the ground, a maguiticent target upon
which the crack Japanese minuet's
trained their pieces. Within time
minutes two shells struck tlie line ex
actly, and tore great gaps in it. lti
t.tnuy
Every Flag Dropped
and the Chinamen took to their heels,
but in a few minutes they reformed
and prepared to receive the Japanese
infantry hurry inn; down under the shel
ter of the uatteries. Just behind the
heroic band of Chinamen was another
Chinese line on v knoll with three fit-Id
guns, which checked the Japanese ad
vance and enabled the broken line to
make a sate retreat.
At <i; 45 the following morning the
mountain batteries began to play upon
lsuyama, and the trims of the triple
forts covered the hillside with flame
and smoke. The Chinese had live-inch
Krupp rifles and nine-inch uionars,
with auxiliary batteries of revolving and
quick-tiring iruns. Shells betan to drop
upon us troiu all sides, the Merio
forts, the giant guns of Ogunsan and
the Chinese held batteries turned lire
against us, for lsuyama was tho key,
and when it fell tne whole left front of
the Chinese would be exposed. The
taking of lsuyama was the signal for
Hassagawa to attack the forts ou tho
rinht wing.
As the batteries splintered the hill
sides and sutit clouds of earth up
out of the ploughed ground, the in
fantry line kneeling at the base of tie
slope in front of lsuyama opened
tire and kept up steady volieys lor
ten or twelve minutes. Gen. Nishi wa
below directing the attack, suddenly
the men stood up and advanced in the
teeth of the guns, tiring continuously
as they inarched. On, on, pressed the
slender black line. Then the battalion
in the ravine moved forward on the
ritht to attack the side of the first fort.
As the line reached the foot of the
steep scarp in front of the walls if sud
denty swung around and joined the
Column on the right and the united
battalions rushed up the steep bank
toward tho side wail, while the Chinese
shell
Tore Gaps in Their Hanks
By this time a mountain battery had
been hauled up a dizzy ridee tVtiere
Yamaji's stood, and live minutes after
these vuiid were in position we. were
dropping shells inside of the tirst fort.
Witti a ringing yeli itie Japanese dashed
to the fort and scaled the parts,
shooting and bayoneting the hying
garrison and chasing Hie enemy along
the connecting walls.
A cheer went up from the hills and
valleys as the victorious troops pushed
on to the second fort and finally drove
the fugitives out ot the redoul>t down
into the Port Arthur valley, lshuyaina
fell at 8:">0. after an hour and twenty
minutes' limiting. The Japanese field
and siege guns were pounding away at
the seven lorts, and Yamaji's mountain
batteries joined them. it was a colossal
duel.
From Shoju there shot out stranee
sprays of tire. The arsenal in Port
Arthur had caught tire and was rip
ping, roanntr and rattling, vomiting
name and smoke like a volcano, as an
acre of massed ahells and cartridges
exploded. Two or three battalions with
enormous flatrs wer« stationed on the
lower hills, out 01 reach of
the artillery fire and In a po»
sitioti to resist Yamaji's should
they cross over. But the Shoju and
Nerio forts were the pr«y of iiassag
awa, and as the cannons battered the
Karrisons he charged up from the east
cm valley, taking advantage of earth
seams and small ridges. Hassagawa
hud about (5,000 men, the finest lighting
blood in Japan. The northern fort of
bhoshu was a most active factor iv the
Chinese defense.
iwo torpedo mines were exploded in
front of the invaders, but the key was
touched too soon. All over the valley
were sunken mines, counected by wires
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Men's finest pure jsilk Aluilierb. extra
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Men's largest size Sheer Lawn Handker
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Men's very fine imported band embroid
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worth 25c, now, each 10c
Men's extra fine pure linen hemstitched
Handkerchiefs, worth 2Sc, now. each .12V2C
SrsPh\DKKS.
Men's fine quality Elastic Suspenders,
heavy cord ends and fine buckles, per
pair gc
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Underwear, and many others, the
prices of which range from 75c to
$l.r>o, take your choice of the entire
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One lot of heavy Negligee Shfrts, con
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Men's tine 4-ply pure linen Collars, each. 6c
Men's fine pure linen Cuffs, per pair 130
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with the walled camps and forts. But
in the heat of the fight the Chinese
failed to use them. Just as the front
rank of Hassagawa's brigade was
closing In upon Shoju, a Japanese
shell exploded inside the northern fort,
and with a groan ana shock thatstopped
the battle for a moment the shells of
the heavy guns, which were piled on
the floor of the fort unprotected, blew
up. The garrison scrambled out over
the hill tops, and Hassagawa:s mun
came sweeping around the rough moun
tain to find the fort a mass of flames.
That ended all hope of defending the
seven forts.
Tlie Chinese Fled
along the ridges and down the valley
roads, llassagawa's troops were in
possession of Shoju and Nerio hills.
In order to take the town tho troops
had 10 cross the bridge or wade iv the
river, but on the other side of it was a
road leading between two small
hills, and on either side of the
road were rifle pits filled with
Chinese infantry. On the hill to the
right of this road was a battery of three
held Kirns manned by the only eood
gunners on the Chinese side. Every
time the Japanese attempted to move
out of the cover of the camp the Chi
nese riflemen swept the parade ground
with continuous volleyj.
Away to the right could be heard the
sound of login's Hying column trying
to force its way across the neck of the
little peninsula, where a small force
of Chinese had made a Btand and
were defending the way to tl\e
three forts. {Stretched in a line
parallel with the coast in front
of the harbor were eight on nine Japan
ese war-ships and the peninsula forts
were shelling them clumsily and with
out effect. Torpedo boats were going
through the waves and sinking; juuks
loaded with men, women and children,
endeavoring to escape. The water waa
tilled with drowning inhabitants.
Xiie Jlassaere Had Begun
A3 the last of the troops moved from
behind the walls of the camp and under
shelter of the eastern wall of the drill
ing ground. Then they opened tire on
the Chinese Dits guarding the entrance
to Port Arthur. A battalion moved
out of the plateau above the drill
grounds, and kneit in a semi
c rcle.sending volley upon volley across
t hestreatn against the rifla pits. An
oiher detachment crawled along
throueh a sheltered road to a wall on
the southern side of the drill grounds.
For a tew minutes their skirmish
line kept up a fire, aud the
plucky Chinese were driven from
ttioir position. Finally a small col
umn covered by the skirmishers ad
vaueed across trie bridge aud inarched
aiong the road leading to tne town. At
the time Marshal Oyama ordered the
reserve center to move down the valley,
and thousands of them came pouring
along the roads behind the troops al
ready on their way to the town.
Not a shot was fired in reply; the bat
tle was over as far as Port Arthur was
concerned. Even Ogunsan was silent
and deserted. The soldiers bad made
their escape and the frightened iu
habitants were coming into the streets.
As the troops moved on they saw the
beads of their blain comrades hanging
by cords with the noses and ears gone.
1 line was a rude arch iv the main
street decorated with bloody Japanese
heads.
A f»real Slaughter Followed.
The infuriated soldiers killed every
one thty saw. .No attempt -,vas made to
take piinonurs. Women and children
were hunted and shot as they flud to the
hills with their protectors. The town
was sacked from end to end,
aud tho inhabitants were butchered
in their own homes. The vaii of
tho Second • regiment reached Fort
Ogunsau and found it untried.
Then they discovered a junk in the
harbor crowded with fugitives. A
platoon was stretched across the end of
a wharf and fired into the boat until
every woman, man and child was
killed. The torpedo boats outside had
already sunk ten junks failed with ter
ror-stricken people.
1 am satisfied that not more than 100
Chinamen were killed in fair battle at
Port Arthur, and that at least 2,000 un
armed men were put to death.
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Chinese Restricted in Coreo.
London. Dec. 20.—A dispatch to the
Times from Kobe, Japan, says that the
Corean government has anuounced that
Chinese will be allowed to reside only
in the treaty ports of Corea.
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tends to personal enjoyment; when
rightly used. The many, who live bet
ter than others and enjoy life more, with
less expenditure, by more promptly
adapting the world's best product* to
the needs of physical being, will attest
the value to health of the pur* liquid
laxative principles embraced in the
remedy, Syrup of Figs.
Its excellence Is due to Its presenting
in the form most acceptable ami pleas
ant to the taste, the refreshing and truly
beneficial properties of a perfect laxa
live; effectually cleansing the system,
dispel ing colds, headaches and fevers
and permanently curing constipation
It has given satisfaction to millions and
met with the approval oi the medical
profession because it nets on the Kid
neys, Liver and Bowels without weak
ening them and It ia perfectly free from
every objectionable substance.
Syrup of FfgiTlß for sale by all drug
gists in 50c tnd 91 bottles, but it Is man
ufaetured by the California Fig Syrup
Co.only.whose name is printed on every
package, also the name, Byrup of Figs,
and being well informed, you will not
accept any substitute if oil«r«d.
MARRIAGES, BIRTHS, DEATHS.
fflarriajje Licenses.
Emil Hanche Alvine Buseh
Ernest E. Green Jane E. Flanagan
Eugene C. Forest Edith M. Hope
■HIM.
Mr. and Mrs. S. Andert, Boy
Mr. and Mrs. John Keasling Boy
Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Ellensen "Girl
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Koehler Boy
Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Geer Boy
Mr. and Mrs. John Eha Girl
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lonetrren .. Boy
Air. and Mrs. Hiram Blackburn.... Girl
Mr. and Mrs. John Strauser Boy
Mr. and Mrs. John Nagel Girl
Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Johnson Girl
Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Leseh Girl
Mr. and Mrs. John \V. Dickey .Boy
Deaths.
Henry Bassman, Almshouse 89 vrs
Regiua Fleck. I_'4 \V. Fillmore.. 28 yra
Mary Perkins, 001 Summit av....2(j yrs
aj*soi?sce.he:itb.
rj.ERMA.MA bank. locatko IN
V-» ill its own building, opposite postoffice
Paid-up capita! SIOO.OuO; pays interest on
time deposits; sells drafts on ail parts of the
world: special attention given to sending
money to Germany, France. Switzerland and
the British empire; &OO.CUO to loan to uoou
responsible persons. William Bickel Presi
dent; P. M. Kerst, Cashier.
i>n:n.
FORSTEK—In St. Paul, Minn., Dec is [894
at No. 588 St. Peter street, Mina Forater.
aged twenty-seven years. Ftiuernl service
at jo. 313 Wabasha street, today, at 3
o'clock p. m. Friends are invited. Inter
ment at Toronto, Canada.
QAKTIGA>.— In St. Paul, late residence. No.
64:.' Park avenue. Wednesday, Dec. li), at i
a. m., James Hartigau. ace'd eighty-four
years. Remains will be taken to Hudson.,
\\ is., for interment.
AMUVEME.VTS.
metropolitan:
T TOMIiHT ONLY.
m ..METROPOLITANS..
g In Two Short Opera*.
U . Ralfe's "Sleeping Queen."
Yon Suppe's •'Pysraalion and Gaiatea,"
Friday and Saturday Ni»lii«,
1 ELK LODGE WIHSTBILSTj
60--artists--60.
Parties holding tickets should Kct them ex
changed at Box Oflice for reserved seats.
BOX SHEET IH^»s!Hsm>
For Canary >fc Lederer's Supreme
Production,
Passing Show
From the Net* York Casino.
NOW OFSIST.
The GRAND ™'"" r
V Everybody.
IT || 1 To- HI SUNDAY,
BLOWS !| A nlllt- YON
gale SUMMER |! YON
OF Bl i<iVann i SON
FUN. BUZZARD Seats now.
€r
Extraordinary Specials
——IN —
200 Dress Patterns of Black All-Wool Jacquard Figures,
worth not less than 600 and 75c a yard, full 7-yard lengths,
For $2.75 a Gown Pattern.
ELEGANT and USEFUL GIFTS in the FANCY GO3DS DEPT.
Silh Plush Toilet Cases, fitted with Comb, Hair Brush, French
Plate Mirror, in best quality of Celluloid. They would be cheap at
$2.50. Our Special Price Is $1.59.
Real Seal Card Case, with fine calf lining and trimmed with
seal. The regular price has been $1.50. Our Special Price.
87 Cents.
Our display of Sterling Silver Novelties, Derby Silver Novelties
and Fancy Leather Novelties is the best in the Twin Cities, but the
goods are going very fast. On Monday at the rate they are selling
our shelves, cases and counters will be bare.
CLOAKS AND FURS
SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS AT SPECIAL PRICES.
MANTLES, CAPES and COATS of VELVET, PLUSH, CLOTH and
all the leading and most fashionable FURS.
LONDON-DYED ALASKA SEALSKIN, Otter, Mink, Marten, As*
trakhan and Electric Seal. We also have Muffs and Scarfs in all
these Furs.
We show a full assortment of FUR NECK SCARFS, with natural
heads, from $1.00 upwards, and a large stock of MUFFS to
match, from $1.50 upwards.
See the Astrakhan Fur Coats we are selling this week for
$25. They are worth $37.50.
Ladies' Tailor-Made Suits at $8.50, marked kown from $20.
Silk and Cashmere Tea Gowns at Special Prices.
Eiderdown, Swansdown and Suiting Wrappers at $3.00 each.
Marked down from $4, $5 and $6.
Wrappers marked from $2 to $1.19.
Wrappers marked from $1 to 69c.
Silk Waists from $10 to $6,50.
These Waists are nearly all in evening shades.
Serge Waists marked from $5 to $3.00.
Suiting Waists marked from $3 to $2.00.
Double Texture Storm Coats, Tally-Ho and Triple Caoe styles,
with plaid lining, worth $12.50, for $8.50.
Superb India Shawls, I/alley Cashmere and Deccan, at one~
third less than importers' prices.
Imitation India Shawls in rich dark colorings, with all thz
quaint native markings. Ideal gifts for elderly ladies.
Children's Cloaks 25 per cent off the marked prices.
MEN'S DEPARTMENT.
SPECIAL PRICES ON DEPENDABLE GOODS.
Gowns, Robes, Smoking Jackets, all at 25 per cent discount
from regular prices.
The balance of our fine Smoking Jackets, Robes and Gowns,
commencing Thursday, at one-quarter off.
Small lot of unlined Flannel Coats, just the thing for house or
office use; worth $5, $6, $7 and $8, but slightly soiled.
Choice, 53.50 Each.
Glove Department.
REYNIER KID GLOVES are the best you can buy. They are at
the top everywhere, and popular in ail the large cities of the world.
They can be depended on. They never become loose and shapeless,
even when completely worn out. This cannot be said of any other
gloves. We have them in three lengths of fingers, and can fit
every hand perfectly. In addition to these, we have full lines of
many other first-class Gloves. We have the only assortment of Per
rin's Pique Walking Gloves with patent stud fastenings in Si. Paul.
If you wish to made a gift of the best Kid Gloves, and feel un
certain as to size and shade, buy one of our Glove Certificates, of
which this is a copy, and present it instead of the gloves, and the
receiver of the gift can mane her. or his. own selection.
MANNHEIMER _ MANNHEIMER
BROS. " BROS.
~ 500. St. Paul, 189 - — ~
MANNHEIMER BROS.'
GLOVE BOND
This is to Certify that pairs of
Gloves will be given in
exchange for this Bond upon presentation at
j our Glove Department.
"1 Value, $ Authorized —
MANNHEIMER : MANNHEIMER
BROS, ■ = = BROS.
A special discount of 10 per cent will be made on all purchases of these
certificates for not less than three pairs.
Specials Till Christmas.
Women's 4-Button French Suedes, made by Trcfousse, $1.25 per pair.
Women's 4-Button Glace, all colors, $1.00 per pair.
Women's English Walking Gloves, •■Dent's." in white only, with 4 larca
buttons, stylish street gloi cs. worth $2. for $1.50.
Perrin's Pique Kids, with stud fastenino. the best street glove made war
ranted to wear, $2.00.
Reynier Kid Gloves, the best in the world, both as to fit arc! wear Reunier
4-Button Glace, $2. Reynier 4-Button Silede, $1.75. Reynier 8-Button Mous
quetaire, $2.25.
For Misses and Ladies: Perrin's Gloves, with stud fastening.
Women's Kid-Lined Mittens, 97. Women's Mocha-Lined Mittens. $1, black
and colors. Misses' Kid-Lined Mittens. 50c. Ladies' Heavy Double Silk Mittens,
fancy backs, the sort for which $1.25 is usually asked. Our special price, 75c.
As an additional attraction we offer our $1.50 quality French Glace Kid's
for <> 1 per pan.
HANDKERCHIEFS.
A new line of fine sheer Linen X^inch hemstitched, hand-worked fniiiaf
handkerchiefs, with a handsome wreath round the initial. Thru are put up in
novel fancy boxes. We bought an immense tot of these, we fear too manu as
they haie arrived so late.
Owing to their late arrival, we will place them on special sale todaij at
T , . ■ , 25 Cents Each--$1.50 Per Box.
They were bought to rctwl at $2. .?0 per box. They are for women.
FOR MEN ">« offer Initial Linen Handkerchiefs, K-inch hems, small
script initial. Special Sale Price, $1.40 Per Box.
Then «'f worth $2.00, but some few initials are missing.
Men's plain hemstitched, extra fine quality. '„ »., and 1-inch hems,
nru are worth 35 cents. Special Sale Price, 21 Cents.
Fancy Japanese Silk Han Ikerchiefs, embroidered in while and colors. They
have been 50 cents. Our Special Price Is 19 Cents.
LADIES'HOSIERY DEPARTMENT.
SPECIAL CHRISTMAS OFFERING.
Our Standard Extra Heavy Pure Silk Stockings: regular 52.50 quality.
_. .. a At 54.50 for Box of Three Pairs.
I his is a saving ofso per box, and will be good for this week only.
Sixth and Robert Streets, St. Paul, Minn
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