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fIRGHBISHOP OF ST. PfIUL
FRANK G. CARPENTER CHATS
WITH THE GREAT CATHOLIC
THE ARCHBISHOP'S CAREER.
HOW IRELAND LOST HIS FORTUNE
AXD ST. PAIL A CATH
Liberalism axd Christianity.
THIO WORLD GROWING WORSE— A
WORD ABOIT SCIENCE AND
CATHOLIC CHIBCH AND BIBLE.
American Pelltles nml What the
Pope Think* of It— Hot Shot fur
(Copyrighted. 1597, "by Frank G. Carpenter.)
For this, the Sunday of the Christ
maa holidays, the day when we all
stop for a few moments' thought dur
ing the season of love and rejoicing, I
cannot give a better letter than the de
scription of an interview which I re
ciutly had here with the Rev. John
]!■ lai d, th • famous Catholic archbishop
of St. Paul. Archbishop Ireland is one
of the most loved of tho public men of
the I'ni'i . His face has a
smile as sweet as that of Santa Claus,
and there is an honest independence
of character aboul him which charms
nil who meet him. lie is the personffi
cation of liberal Catholicism. He has
preached temperance from thf pulpit,
the lecture platform, and the ; fess, and
lias again and again announced himself
as against ;-tiy union of church ;ind
slate. Mora than any otiu i ie •' siastic
he has mi ■' kn >wn ; s a •> itri
ot!c An ; ican. I !•• be!i< yes in ih reign
of the ; ople ::■ d i; enthusiastic as to
our p< ■ as ;: nation. He stands
■'cry closa to the pope, Leo XIII; and
he i »• >i >■ '^ greal Int-erest In American
Tiiatters is largely due to the influence
CHAPLAIN [RELAND IN 1562.
The archbishop was born In Ireland,
but he bought the right to his Amerl
<■:::: citizenship by fighting for the
Union during the late war. In ISCI he
s a v ung priest in Minnesota, hav
\ng just finished his duration in the
I seminaries of Europe. Aft
, !■ the battle of BuU Run he offered his
services as chaplain and was attached
to tl)>- Eifth Minnes >ta regiment. The
iij( pt of the members of this regiment
A few price words — and
the wonder grows when you
fit the goods to the prices.
A rourd for Pure Rendered Lard.
A 1■ >n for 3-lb. cans cf Apple Butter while
this lot lasts.
A pound for the very best Creamery Eutter.
A pound for gocd Dairy Table Butter.
For ton-pound bags of perfect Buckwheat.
This is not only pure, but pronounced by
everybody just perfect who has used tt.
Per bag for Yer::a's Extra Patent Flour. Noth
ing better can be produced no matter what
A can for good Corn.
A can for Fancy Sliced Peaches for cream in
A pound for good, new Table Raisins In lay
ers. -JTc a box for same.
A very choice invoice of bright new Prunes
Just received at:
Good ones, per lb Cc
Choice, ppr lb Sc
Fine Quality, per 1b S»c
Fancy, per lb 10c
A pound for good Crushed Coffee.
A pound for a fair quality roasted Rio Coffee.
A pound for a choice Golden Rio Coffee fresh
17 Cents "
A pound for the Hilo brand Coffee, a splendid
blending of mild and sirong coffee.
A p:iut:d for the Milo brand of Java and
A pound for the famous Hoffman House Cof
A pouud for good sweet, good strength Teas.
Variety as you wish it.
A pound for choice selected new crop Teas.
The teas you pay CGc for elsewhere have to
be fresh from the chest to equal these.
A can for Johnson's Sliced Pineapples.
The demonstration of tills pack of fine fruits
niid vegetables will st3rt up fresh Monday.
Come and taste the-n;. They are the very fin
est goods, and the prices are not high.
Yerxa Bros, & Co,
were Catholics, and young Father Ire
land was the most popular man of the
corps. He preached to the boys before
and after the battle, and I have heard
It said that the meTi would drop their
cards and leave their games at any
time to hear one of his sermons. He
was not, however, contented with
preaching. At times he went Into bat
tle and fought with the men. This was
the case at Corinth. The late John
Arklns, editor of the Rocky Mountain
News, who was in the fight, once told
the story: "It was in the midst of that
battle. The famous Texas brigade had
made their desperate charge. The Con
federates had succeeded in penetrating
the Union lines. They had captured
pome of the batteries and were pouring
into the streets of Corinth. The gap
in the lines was widening. More sol
diers were rushing through. It looked
as though the Confederates would soon
attack Rosecrans' army in the rear,
when the Fifth Minnesota regiment
was ordered to the rescue to close the
gap. They attempted to do so. They
threw themselves like a whirlwind upon
the enemy. With shot and bayonet
they ruahed upon the advancing mass,
pressing it back inch by inch until at
last they retook the batteries which
had been lost and almost succeeded in
re-establishing the line at the point
where it had been broken. Just at this
time, when the enemy were still crowd
ing and fighting for the gap," the cry
went out from the Union soldiers for
more ammunition. Many of our boys
had used up their forty rounds and
were replenishing their cartridge box
es from those of their dead comrades.
It was then that, walking' amid Ul2 shit
and shell, came a smooth-shaven, tall,
angular young man In the dress of a
chaplain. Upon his shoulder he cairied
a heavy box, and as he walked along
just back of the soldiers he yelled out
from time to time:
" 'Here are cartridges for you. boys.
Here are more cartridges for you!'
"And so he went along the line, the
soldiers reaching back and grabbing
th-e cartridges by the handfuls and
then turning again with new ammuni
tion upon the struggling enemy. And
so through all that fight this smooth
shaven chaplain moved back and forth
carrying ammunition to the men to
whom he had preached only a few
nights before. He krpt it up until at
last when the ever j, g shades began to
fail ftie battle closed with a victory
for the Union forces. Then it was dis
covered that the brave chaplain was
missing. Father Ireland, lor it was he
who carried the cartridges to the men,
could nowhere be found. The greatest
concern prevailed, and -almost all
thought that his bravery had cost him
his life. There was an anxious search
among the wounded, when in an im
provised hospital on the outer edge of
Corinth the young priest was found
unhurt, but still at work speaking
words of comfort and cheer to the
wounded and the dying."
FATHER IRELAND'S FUTURE.
Such was the Father Ireland of 1862.
He was only twenty-four years old
then. He is fifty-nine years old today,
and the thirty-five years which have
gone by since the battle of Corinth
have been years full of work for him.
Every one knows his ecclesiastical la
bors. Outside of this he has done great
things for the country and his people.
One of his schemes was to establish
colonies in the unoccupied lands of
Minnesota and Dakota in order to take
care of the poor people of the tenement
districts of the big Eastern cities and
to save the emigrants from the tempta
tions and dangers which are found in
such quarters. He founded a number |
of such settlements, and several thriv- !
ing little towns are due to his efforts, j
Another gieat thing which he attemrt
ed, but in which, through the panic, he
failed, was the building of a magnifi
cent cathedral here in St. Paul, and in
connection with this a well endowed
school. He expected to do this out of j
his own means. He was a man of good i
business ability, and his real estate in
vestments a few years ago were such
that I am told had he sold out at that
time he would have been worth some
thing less than $2,000,000. The hard
times, however, made such a shrink- |
age in real estate that suburban prop
erty dropped from the value of several
thousand dollars an acre to' almost I
nothing, and the archbishop's wealth
faded away under the shadow of the
depressed money market. He had bor
rowed upon his holdings in real estate
about one-tenth of their value, but this
tenth was hardly enough at forced sale ]
to bring the amount of the debt, and I
without there is a groat revival
in real estate the archbishop will not be 1
able to regain the immense fortune he i
TALK WITH THE ARCHBISHOP.
The archbishop has a beautiful house
about two miles from the center of the
city. It was by telephone that we
arranged for an appointment there,
and later on I met him again in the
pastor's house next to the cathedral
in St. Paul. He was at first rather ,
averse to an interview for publication,
but, as he grew interested in my ques
tion's, his words came forth hot and
fast, and I had trouble in holding them
in all their meaning. At times the
archbishop spoke slowly and medita
tively, and again, as he warmed up to
his subject, he arose and walked up
and down the floor, giving me striking
Ideas at the rate of 200 words per min
ute. Throughout the talk I was struck
with his evident earnestness and his
high-spirited points of view. One of
my first questions was as to whether
we should ever have a universal or a
THE JJAINT PAtti* &iOBI3: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1897.
Vorld religion. The archbishop im
plied: ■ ,
*I think we have suck a religion
now. The world religion Is the jreli
gfcm of Christ. It is baaed upon Christ
yesterday, today and forever, cartst
came down to the vorld as a divine ;
teacher, and proposed His religion as
one that was to la»t to the end of the
worid, IX I did not believe that Christ
was divine, I could, of course, dtec-oss :
other religions. The Mosaic reHyiaa
was divine, but its message was only
to prepare the way for the religion ot
Christ You might ask why it has
not become more universal, why the
world is not already altogether Chris
tian. To that I say that what seems
to us a long time may be only a mo
ment in the mind of the Infinite God.
The infinite cannot be judged by the
finite, and in God's time I believe all
the world will come unto him."
LIBERALITY IN RELIGION.
"But, your excellency, do you not
think the world is becoming more lib
eral in regard to religious matters?"
••Yes," was the reply, "but it 1b nec
essary to state what liberality or lib
eralism means. If it means the man
is to give up or conceal what he real
ly believes to be the truth, I do hope
the world is not becoming more lib
eral. If, on the other hand, it means
that he has more respect for the con
science of others, I hope and judge
that the world is more liberal. .The
Almighty judges men according to
their lights and consciences. If men
are absolutely sincere in their beliefs
and actions, we must respect their sin
cerity even as I believe God respects
it. I think in this sense the world is
far more liberal now than in the past.
We are now willing to say that men
may honestly differ from us in some
things and be right in others. This is
liberalism in the true sense, and I
think it is important that It should
exist to its fullest extent In our coun
try. We Americans are made up of
men of all beliefs, but we have so
much in common in our family, social,
state and business relations that it Is
vital to our happiness that we respect
one another. If we had not liberafism.
of this kind we should soon have cha
os. It is to our interest that we work
together. We haye to help, trust and
respect one another. It is due to this
that we have a happy and united
country, even though we are divided
upon the lines of religion."
"il" the world is growing more liberal,
your excellency, I suppose you will also
say it is growing better?"
"Ah!" replied the archbishop, "as to
that I don't know. The world is im
proving in many ways, but in others
it seems to me it is at a standstill, or
worse. As far as material things go,
we have made many steps in the ao
vance. We accomplish more, we live
better, and so far as man's own
thought and works in a temporal and
social way can persuade man to be
good, the world is perhap§ better and
stronger. But when it comes to ques
tions of moral and social purity, per
sonal integrity, the repression of pas
sion and the possession of higher aim*,
of life and citizenship, I do not know.
Some of these things are on the decline.
I believe the chief support of all of
them is religion, and by religion I
mean the strong belief in an all-power
ful. Divine Ruler of the universe, and
in rewards and punishments from the
Ruler. When such religious faith de
clines, the danger is that morals will
also decline. I fear that there is sucn
a decline going on now, though I hope
it is only momentary."
SCIENCE AND RELIGION.
"Upon what especial lines do you
notice the decline, your excellency?"
"Chiefly along the lines of material
ism and agnosticism," said the arch
bishop. "And, of course, upon all lines
which tend to take men away from *.
belief in the divinity of God ana
Christ. The further we get away from
the conviction of a divine moral Ifu'er
the further we get away from Christ:,
and thereby lose in moral character
and pure living."
"Speaking of agnostics, your excel
lency, are not the recent archaeological
discoveries affecting the foundations of
"Yes. perhaps so, with the uninform
ed and superficial. At first sight it
seems to some that science does away
with the need for a great God and as
though the new discoveries weakened
the effect of Christianity. This, how
ever, is only with the superficial, ard
I have no fear of the final result.
Science only changes the date. It may,
for instance, put a little further back,
by secondary causes, the Great Creatoi,
but no matter how far back it goes,
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the Creator nfl&l b* ■confessed Tak*
the myoestion at the beginning of life
upon the planet. Darwin, Haeckel an*
others of that kind cannot answer it. j
They will evolve other beings from
those who preeeitea them, trot they tall
to state where life began. Ttoere 4s :
©«3y ooe answer, it must have com*
tram the 'supeTnatrrral.
"As to these archaeological discover
ies Whicli "hare l*d to so much Biblical
criticism, not os£ fiss yet been -made
"wtoidi 'upsets tbe BWle\ They may
lead IMS to read stone farts of 6Tr*
a little differently, so far as the Jils»
tory Is concerned. But if we have read
wrongly some historical part of the
Scriptures this fs no indication that
the Bible is wrong, arid especially that
it is not a true guardian and teacher
of faith and morals.** •
CATHOLIC CHURCH AND BIBLE.
"Then the Catholic church upholds
the Bible in its entirety, does it not?"
"The Catholic church has absolute
confidence in Christ an-d the Bible, and
it not only fearlessly challenges all
discoveries, but It aids in them to the
best of its ability, sure that one truth
will never contradict another, that
science will never contradict faith, that
nature will never contradict revela
tion. We are not afraid of the sci
ences. Take the Catholic university
at Washington. I don't think you will
find any more advanced thinkers any
where than we have there. Every
thing upon earth is discussed there.
Science at best ia limited in its Infor
mation; it presupposes and points out
the beyond which itself cannot attain,
and it is far from the beyond that
faith comes. But, of course, faith does
not came to us as a mere dream or
as a sentiment. It comes with its cre
dentials to our reason and bases itself
as Christ based it upon His miracles,
upon the moral elevation of His doc
trines and upon the moral elevation
of that much of the world which He
chose to be His."
"Do you believe in missions, your
excellency?" said I.
"Yes, I do," was the reply. "I am a
Christian, and Christ told us to teach
all nations. Hence we have missions
all over the globe."
"But how about those whom the mis
sionaries do not reach? Are they all
damned?" I asked.
"No, I think not," replied the arch
bishop. "That never was and cannot
be the doctrine of the church. The
heathen is judged according to the
light that is in him, as St. Paul de
clared in his Epistle to the Romans.
But it is the duty of the church to
bring more light to the heathen, as it
is the duty of the heathen to accept
CATHOLIC CHURCH AND POLI
"I hear it now and than charged,
your excellency, that the Catholic*
church wants to swallow up the Amer
can government and control the state."
"This is not true," replied the arch
bishop. "The church has only the spir
itual realm of aith and morals to deal
with. The state has charge of temporal
and political interests. The two are
in altogether different spheres. The
church is supreme in one, the state is
supreme in the other. The church is
not a temporal sovereign and never
was. The pope is not a temporal sov
ereign, and his temporal power over the -
world at large has never been claimed.
During the Middle ages, when all na
tions were CathoJics, the pope by gen
eral consent was looked ui:on as general
arbiter even in temporal matters, but.,
he did not claim it as a divine or in
herent right. He does not claim any
thing of the kind today and does not
want to hold any such position in Amer
ican affairs. 1 douUt whether there is
a more liberal man in the world today
than Leo XIII. lam sure there is none
who understands better the American
people and loves and blesses the liberty
which we have here. He has a strong
admiration for a republican form of
government and a very deep interest in
our future as a : nation.. The pope is
thoroughly in touch ivith the times and
with the age of today. ' He believes in
democracy as allied td good govern
' ment and is for everything that is good,
true, and beautiful in modern progress."
"Nevertheless, your excellency, there
seems to be many who believe differ- ,
ontly. You remember the sermon wh'ch j
one of the Washington preachers de
livered before a congregation of which
President McKinley was a member on
"Yes, I do." replied the archbishop.
"He said, I think, that the 'chief dan
gers for America were from rum, so
cialism and Jesuitism.' That man was
an ignoramus and thoroughly ill-bred.
j He took advantage of a day of thanks
! giving, when all the country was think
! ing of peace, to insult 10,000,000 Arneri
! can voters, and in his ill-bred way tried !
i to take advantage of the presence of j
I the president to commit, him to such a
blunder. I have no patience with
such small-minded men. 1 should say
that the three great evils for America
are rum, socialism 1 and bigotry, and in
this I would not place bigotiy at the
bottom." —Frank G. Carpenter.
BETTER JAILED THAN BURNED.
Philosophical H-llccHuii That May
Console D. J. Shine Hereafter.
D. J. Shine underwent the embar
rassment of arraignment in the police
court Christmas day, but, instead of
lamenting this humil^ting circum
stance, he has cause to be thankful
that he is alive. The charge against
! Shine is drunkenness. At 4 o'clock
i yesterday morning' he was found alone
in a room at a lodging house at 373
Jackson. The bed was wrapped in
! flames, and, within a short time,
j Shine would doubtless have been suf
i focated or perhaps burned to death.
1 How he got into the room or in what
I manner the fire started is something
|of a mystery. Shine is unable to ex
\ plain the matter, except to relate with
■ little clearness that he was taken to
j the room by a stranger and left there.
j He claims to know absolutely nothing
j about the fire. William Smith, who
i conducts the lodging house, claims to
have known nothing of Shine's pres
ence. He says he was aroused by a
noise like the pounding on a door, and
eventually discovered Shine laying on
the floor of the room and the bed
clothes burning. It is believed that
Shine accidently started the fire while
I looking for a lamp, in his intoxicated
condition, by striking a match. He was
released on $10 bail until Monday.
THINK IT OVER.
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siruments will have : to be restored.
Hadn't you better make arrangements
Ito secure one in time? The saving is
an object to any W, no matter how
wealthy. To the economical buyer, it
is an opportunity not to be neglected.
Never in the history af piano-seliing
here has such an opportunity been of
fered. A visit will convince you of
this. Open evenings until Christmas.
W. J. Dyer & Bro., 2^^23-25-27 West
Fifth street, next postoffice.
PAT O'REGAN A 8 -CHRISTMAS.
He Wanted to Collect a Fee at the
Patrick O' Regan is accused of work
ing a unique scheme to l obtain money
for a Christmas celebration. He is
said to have stationed himself at the
entrance to the g^allery'^of the cathe
dral yesterday merning, and to have
attempted to collect 15 cents from every
one entering this part of the churcn
for tha early morning mass. When
Father Lawler learned of the man's
actions, a policeman . was called, and
O'Regan was arrested on the charge of
disorderly conduct. He was arraigned
in the municipal court, and the case
continued until' tomorrow. •
We call the attention of our readers
to the special notice of The State Sav
ings Bank under announces en/a.
TO 00 UflTO OTHERS
AS YOl" 1VOIL1) HATE THEM TO DO
CWTO YOU, WAS THE
OF ST. NICHOLAS' NEW AGENT.
IT tvAS" PONE 2IN THE NAME AND
SENTIMENT" (£F THE GOLDEN
ORPHAN HOMES AND HOSPITALS*
Are Visited by a Knight Errant
With n* Drayload of Christ
He didn't come In over the garden
wall or down the chimney, or in any of
the various ways in which Santa Claus
traditionally makes his appearance, but
he walked in the front door of the
House of the Good Shepherd. And as
his tally-ho, witti Seibert's band and a
lone newspaper man, halted in front of
that institution, the massive ramparts
looming up in the December moonlight
like a spectral shadow of some myth
ical creation, the band struck up a
"Hot Time," while Santa Claus, who
had clambered up the stone steps, was
greeted with a joyous chorus from the
inmates: "Here comes Santa Claus,
here he comes, make way for the old
gent." All this demonstration of band,
whiskers, furs and the two cases of
Christmas presents which were carried
in ahead, were the result of the gener
osity of L. Elsinger & Co., of the
Golden Rule department store, who not
only provided all the inmates of that
institution with a Christmas present,
but each child in the three orphan asy
lums in the city was remembered with
an appropriate gift.
As Santa Claus made his way down
the spacious hall of the institution,
towards the room where the little folks
were assembled, the scene presented
was certainly an inspiring one. On
either side of his course were sisters,
each alternate one holding a lighted
railroad lantern, which, with the con
trast in the garb of the Magdalen and
Good Shepherd Sisters and the subdued
colored lights hung from the ceiling,
and the evidences of Christmas eve on
every hand, with Santa Claus and his
red fur-trimmed jacket in the center,
made the scene a brilliant yet sombre
one. On the right were thirty-eight
sisters of the Good Shepherd, attired
in their snow-white gowns, with black
veils, each with a large silver heart
suspended around her neck; on the left
the Magdalens, whose attire was
brown, with a black veil % and white
hood, there being about forty of these,
while some of the inmates of the insti
tution occupied the background. The
procession was led down the hall to
the room, where twenty-six very small
children were assembled, and they had
a hearty greeting for "Old St. Nick,"
who made a neat little speech, in which
he said he would come again just one
year from last night, and urged them
all to be good boys and girls.
The distribution of presents followed,
after the party left, but the expressions
of delight on the faces of the young
sters when Santa made the announce
ment that he hed presents for all, be
spoke the cheer which the occasion
brought in to their little lives. One
sweet little baby girl in this depart
ment was peacefully sleeping in her
little cradle when the party arrived,
awoke ar.d looked around and crowed
as happily as if she too knew all about
Santa Claus and the happy sentiment
of the Christmas tide. The band play
ed a number of pieces, which was a
rare treat to both sisters and inmates
alike, both of whom were loud in their
expression of gratitude to L. Elsinger
& Co. The party remained in this de
partment for some little time, old
Santa Claus amusing the children in
his characteristic way, for this Santa
Claus was an adept, amusing both the
sisters and children alike. The proces
sion, led by the mother provincial, then
marched down the long hall to the
%\€Bt wing of the institution, where the
party were reminded of the stern re
ality of the institution. In a larpe
room were assembled the inmates of
what is known as the reformatory de
partment. The party filed in and the
band took seats on the platform, while
the sisters of the two orders separated,
each taking one side of the hall, while
the girls and women stood up in orderly
fashion, that is after the excitement
caused by the arrival old Santa Claus
had died down. As "the jolly old man"
entered the reception he received was
quite too much for him, the girls mak
ing all kinds of "cracks" at his whis
kers and gsneral appearance. "Look at
the frozen beer on his spinach," said
one chunky maiden who came forward
and stroked Santa's beard softly, and
many other expressions were made by
th.> girls which quite took away Santa's
dignity, and he really felt embarrassed
at having so many pretty young ladies
quiz him so. Santa, however, suffi
ciently recovered himself to explain
that the presents in the boxes were for
th m which was received with expres
sions of delight: for even thase, women
as they were, who seldom had a sym
pathetic feeling, were moved, and the
vtry commendable effort of the Golden
Rule to give the friendless ones of the
city a merry Christmas was well re
paid. The women of this department
appreciated their presents quite as
much as the little ones at the orphan
asylum did. Santa was allowed to pro
ceed with his speech. He had had lots
of trouble of late, one of his reindeer
got stuck in the ice, and he had to
make the trip on a chainless safety,
and the sisters would divide the pres
ents after he left, as he was in a
hurry. The band played "Happy
Days" and "Home Sweet Home." af
ter which they played "Hot Time"
again, and immediately all the women
in the room were in motion, and for
five minutes they enjoyed themselves
with "Danse I^a Fantastic," as they
had not since last Christmas and pos
sibly long before that. The first' num
ber was a waltz, and the round of ap
plause which followed induced the band
to play another number, and this time
it was a square dance. A fat little
c'rl with a shrill voice did the calling,
which was a whole show in Itself. The
exercises in this department were soon
over but the band and Santa Claus
will long remain a fertile spot in the
memory of the inmates.
A.gain the procession of sisters ana
band moved, this time into one of the
parlors of the institution, where coffee
was served by the sisters, after which
Santa and his tally-ho party resumed
At the Catholic orphan asylum on
Carroll street. Santa Claus made a de
cided hit. The little folks were watch
ing for him in the parlors when hp
came up the walk executing a little jig,
and throwing kisses which sent the
childrr-n into ecstacy. About fifty-three
bright-eyed little folks were given
presents, and sang a parting song for
At the Protestant orphan asylum,
Santa was received In open arms by
the children, who didn't do much to
hi 3 whiskers. They climbed all over
him. One little boy went up to one of
the musicians and said "Are you one
of Santa Claus' band players?" In the
parlors of the institution was a bril
liantly lighted Christmas tree. Santa
made his little speech, and could hard
ly tear himself away, but after he had
taken farewell of all he mounted his
We start in bright and early tomorrow morning to g-et ready
for our annual inventory. The week will be devoted to cleaning- up
every stock in the hous^. You know we are not in the habit of
talking- "g-oods at cost," but the coming week will be an exception.
Remnants of all sorts — broken lines of all sorts — all odd lots will be
Sold at Cost
And Less Than Cost
in nearly all cases. It's merely a question of g-etting- the stock in
shape for a larg-ely increased business next year. Profits are out
of the question.
All Holiday Goods Will Be Closed
Out at a Discount of 25 Per Cent.
When you consider that our reg-ular prices were lower than any
others in town for equal qualities our discount of 25 per cent is
equivalent to HALF-PRICE in any other store. This offering
includes the following- lines:
STERLING SILVER GOODS, FINE LEATHER OOODS,
RICH CUT GLASS, BOHEMIAN GLASS,
EBONY GOODS, TORTOISE SHELL GOODS,
PARIS AND VIENNA FANS, FINE UHBRELLAS.
Nothing- will be reserved. The choicest thing's in stock will all
g-o at a discount of 25 per cent from lowest former prices.
Remnants of Dress Goods.
In the busy weeks just past there was no tini3 to pay any at
tention to Remnants. The result is an accumulation of nearly a
thousand Remnants of all kinds and all lengths.
There are Remnants of Black Goods, Remnants of Plain Col
ors, Remnants of Fancies, Remnants of Smooth and Roug-h Goods.
The lengths run from 2 to 6 yards— useful for skirts, full dresses
and children's dresses.
We have taken a heavy lOSS on the entire lot and they are
marked at prices which will be sure to make ever)' Remnant g-o
before next Friday evening-.
You'll find them on the center tables at 9 o'clock tomorrow.
SILKS. REMNANTS. SILKS.
The same thing- may be said of the Silk Stock. Hundreds of
Remnants of our own g-ood qualities to be closed out at less than
Two tables full of Silk Remnants and Waist lengths — hun
dreds of styles in our reg-ular g-ood 40c, 59c, 6'Jc and 75c qualities
will go on sale at 9:30 o'clock at
25 Cents 25 Gents 25 Gents
the yard. The entire lot should be closed out before noon.
At the same hour we will place on sale about 350 Remnants of
our best Chang-eable Taffetas in leng-ths suitable for ruffles and
facing-s, in a quality sold in New York for 85 cents. These AOn
will g-o at T'Uu
Good Natural Pong-ec Silks, only 10 Cents.
Q\*/£*ll Plaiiic The third lot of those beautiful Piaids,
f^)X™L™i!™™ Sold everywhere for $1.50, will go on
sale tomorrow at
the yard. They come with Satin bars and in Bayadere effects, in a
grand assortment of beautiful styles. They're vastly different from
the left-over styles which abound in the .town.
Reductions in the Cloak Room.
There is g-ping- to be lively selling- of Jackets and Capes before
our annual inventory is taken. True, it's losing- money, but we
have to take the bitter with the sweet.
All our Jackets that were priced at 57.75, $8.75, $9.50 QP f|fj
and $10.50 will g-o on sale tomorrow at ydj UU
All our Jackets that were priced $13.50, $15.00, $17.50 QjfJ C\ft
and $18.50 will g-o on sale tomorrow at vMUiUU
Every Jacket in these lots is absolutely g-uaranteed as to style,
material and finish. They come in black and colors.
Equally important will be a sale of Silk Velour and Rain-Proof
Seal Plush Capes, handsomely trimmed with jet and braid; collar
and fronts are trimmed with fur. All are full silk-lined and inter
lined. Former prices were $14.50, $16,50 and $17.50. (jjjn flfl
Reduction sale price tomorrow OjUj UU
Our Lining Leaders.
With Dress Patterns at half
price, and best Linings like this,
surely Dress Goods buying is
Very best French Hair Cloth, *|
soft finish, black and gray. All £\Q
you want tomorrow for
Fine Silk-Finished Rustle Taffeta,
black and colors, full yard wide. | A
All you want tomorrow iflC
Fast Black Percaline:
The 21c quality for 12 1 ,4 c.
The 15c quality for 10c.
Best 15c Silesia, in all colors, to
morrow only, for 10c.
The best Kid Finish Lining Cam
bric in America, at any price, >j
black and colors, tomorrow, one £Q
Will get the benefit of all special
prices and reductions.
conveyance and was whirled off with a
jingle of sleigh bells and band music.
The next call was made at the St.
Joseph's orphan asylum on Ninth
street. Santa entered first wiih his box
of presents, followed by the rest «;f the
party, while the band played a
serenade for the children. Judgir.s
from the giggles and snickers which
escaped the children upon Santa's en
trance to the assembly room, they were
in an excited state of joyous expecta
tion. About ninety children were in
this school, and they sang a number nf
pretty Christmas songs, and tfcaoked
Santa Claus heartily for his presents.
We didn't have time to get out
a lengthy advertisement. There's
going" to be a big" clearing 1 sale
in this department, too, and
these few quotations will show
how prices will run:
$5.00 "Portage" Suits for $4.25.
$5.25 "Portage" Suits for 54.50.
53. 00 "Munsing" Suits for $2.50.
$2.00 "Munsing" Suits for $1.40.
$2.25 "Norfolk and New Bruns
wick" Vests and Pants for
$1.25 Imported Vests for $1.00.
Half-wool ribbed Merino Vesta
for 45 cents.
Standard Paper Patterns
are being 1 found out. Sales grow
steadily day by day. They're best,
newest, cheapest. Price-;, 5 cents to
25 cents. Why pay more?
January Patterns and Publications
now on sale.
Field, Sohiick& Go.
and the party was on the m< \ •■ a^.-iii).
In the neighborhood at ■'■;•) presents
were distributed daring the evening;
From v»"in(vr*!» Blunt* to Summer**
I The route is a short and pleasant one.
(specially the Pennsylvania short Ldnea
from Chicago union station through
! Louisville a::<l t lir< >ntrh Cincinnati to
; Fl.rida and resartß In the Sooth Net*
j sea doles have (pilckeaed the tiirougli
i tlmr. Fur further Information address
J H. R. Dcring. A. GL P. A«t., 24S South
i dark street, Chiuaso.