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Our "Iron Clad Combination Suits" for chil
dren a genuine cellar-door slider.
Two Pants,
And Cap.
All to
Age 5 to 11
The Greatest Line in Town.
PRICES much less
Than any other house.
Come and look.
Big Gtore.
Dlue Front.
Open evenings.
Bargains of Unusual Merit for This Week.
It's a mistake to think that all the bargains are to found in this catalogue,
it is true that you will find everyone here mentioned of great merit,
and hundreds more equally desirable.
In natural wool Shirts. regular ricc fl.-'i.
r.uucc-J t- Ktr. (rent's Angora lined Miirt, rc
i.:r price- tl.K). reduced lo "ic.
La!ic& knit Vents mml Pant, pure wool, regu
lar price fl.&l. reduced to 9oe. Ladies1 pure
W"-.i Tights in Mack, rejrular price 1.75; reduced
lo f l.CTj. Ladies' pure wool Union suit, regular
price l.fi. reduced to 3 !! Ladies' 9(1 rcr
en, wool Vrst slight Ijr soiled", regular price
t! te-ltiei-d to 7c. Iridic' natural wool and
t-nij-I bair Vests, regular price (1.3.1. reduce! to
Children garr birt and Drawer, regular
price 2.V. reduced to 17c Children's Ribbed
s"-!r, natnral, regular price 69c, reduced to 48c.
i. Ja. grr g Night Kobe. Ladies and
,;-nf., reduced to tJ.W. lr. Jaeger's S..V
at' Shirts reduced to 2.0. Hr. Jaeger's
' l.K'tnt'a Shirts reduced to 2.61. lr. Jaeger's
1 ) Kent's Miirts reduced to tX'JO.
Ail !Lir garmc&ts reduced in same propor
'.. n to fe out this slock. The.- are not
,M" and ends"' or unsaleable sizes, but a
assortment of all sixes mar still be had.
Dress Goods.
n-rl d nvcltic in Iress ('nmIs l-V. i'.Mt
:.!) suitings will be offered at the uniform
: !: c. !e a vard. &4-inih Flannel in dark colors,
u .n'r sic a jard. l(tO Yards Panama weave
nm Uies, regular price Wc," go at 42Jc a yard,
'.nth Twilled suiUn-'s in Brown, Blue, Green.
Varnnn and Clack -at 22c a vard. A full Dress
Pattern of Satin lterber and
JacnuardUerberi wilh-linings.
tarnishinrs and trimminirs
complete ready for the dress maker.
oco mem id our west window.
nil Dress
The Assassination of Mayor
Hanson, of Chicago.
Committed by an Alleged Crank Who
Had Been Disappointed in an
Absurd Ambition.
Farta tf ttka Awfnl Tragedy that Has Cast
a Gloom Over the World's
fair City.
The Popular Executive of the Westera Me
tropolis Called to the Door r His Home and
Shot to Death Without a Word of Warning
Tfce Miscreant Perpetrator Coolly Give
Himself Upaod Eapecta Acquittal-Hi Vic
tim Cut Dawn on the Eve of a Happy star-rimf-Career
of the Dead Mayor What la
Said of the Event.
Chicago, Oct. . Stan-ling In the
vigor ot perfect health, erect and active in
pile of his nearly TO years of life, before
an audience largely composed of men
holding the same official positions as him
self Mayor Carter Henry Harrison ex
claimed last Saturday a.'icrnoon in the
A A 1A Black Henrietta, the Cucst An in
ll ill n the house, regular price t All
GUtftU fl.Oayard. Wc offer this QU.ftU
week a full suit with lining and tur-
nishings complete, for even C. Is.
Think of it.
One lot of inijterfcct Cloaks, in good sizes, will
be sold at oce-half and one-quarter of their regu
lar price; another week of those 5.85 garments.
We are headquarters on Cloaks. Capes and Wraps,
at leat so we are told by people who know.
iri pieces of Best tabic damask, regular 60c
quality at S'.tc a yard. Six pieces of best linen
tabic damask, with white ami colored border, at
SSc a yard. 641-inch Uarnesly linen, very heavy,
regular price 6'le, at 53c ayafd. 72-inch bleached
satin damask, worth ft. AO. at f 1.19 a yard. Large
damask Ioylics. colored borders, at Cc each.
Bleached damask Doylies, large, 5c each. Small
Doylies at only 1c each. Bleached Huck towels,
hemmed. 19xJW, at 15c each. Bleached Huck
towels hem-stitched, 19x&. at 22o each. Bleach
ed Huck towels. hem-stitched, 21xi2. at
23c each. Bleached damask towels, knotted
fringe, 25x50 at 25c each. Bleached dam
ask, knotted fringe, 18x36, at 15c each. Tur.
kish P.alh Towels, 23x42. at 12!c each; Turk
ish Bath Towels, heavy. 24x15, at 23c each: Linen
("lace Towels. 18x36, at 9c each; Assorted lot of
Damask Towels, regular prices 25, 29 and 83c
each, lo make a clean sweep we offer them at 19c
!"i?"Our constant aim is lo have our prices lower than the lowest.
DAVENPORT, IA. Leaders and Promoters.of Low Prices.
state ot sentr-cousciousness.
The Ballot Had Dm It Work.
Within a few minutes after the shots
wen fired Or. Foster, who had been sum
moned, arrived, and almost simultaneous
ly came Lira. Lyman, w ashDnrn and
Thomas. There was nothing to be done.
1 he assassin's bullet had accomplished its
purpose. Death was doing its work. The
dying man spoke very few words after the
doctors arrived. To Dr. toster ae ex
claimed just before he died: "Where is
Annie bit intended wire. Miss llowaruj;
why don t somebody letch her." men a
moment later he asked tor water and
spoke no more. Dr. Foster says that the
tmllet that killed Mr. Harm on was one
that entered just above the navel, it hav
ing caused internal hemorrhage, ine
other body wound was in the right side
just under the arm. One shot toon cneci
in the left hand.
The ratal laSweaccor l-oHMc.
It is not too much to sav that "politics
did it." For the assassin shot because he
was as ho claims, disappointed in getting
city office, and the mayor's presence In
the city at the time was caused by the
coming election, for which he bad post
poned bis marriaze. Had he carried out
his original intention he would have been
at New Orleans at this time and but
who knows what misht have been? His
fiance Miss Howard, of the Crescent City,
was here and arrived at the mayors rei
dencc soon after his death. She had been
notified of the shooting immediately by
telephone, and did not know it was fatal
until she arrived at the scene of the
tragedy, where on being told the awful
truth she sank half fainting into the arms
of Mrs. Chalmers.
Music hall at the White City, "I intend to
live half a century yet.' and no one knew
that he was making his last public speech;
that a 'ew short hours would see him a
corpse, and a few days a resident of that
white city to which some day we will all
in our turn be romt.
lH-art Before FIrIiI OH lock.
But so it a as, and at the aniiouTicemetit
a wave of grief and anper swept over Chi
cago that lias mrt-ly had a jmr.-illel. So
deep was tbe anger aud so threatening the
manifestations tj.it the dastard who did
the deed was secretly taken from the Cen
tral police station to an outlying station
in the apprclMTMoti that a mob might at
tack the city building intent on lynching
the murderer. The facts of the tragedy in
briefest fors: arc these: Mayor Harrison
vrua shot three times while standing 'n
the hallway of his home at 1 Ashland
boulevard Saturday eveaing at 7:25 o'clock
by a maa giving his uaaic i;s Eugene Pat
rick Prenderpa.-t. He died at 7:4u o'clock.
fifteen minutes later, l'rendergast after
firing the shots, the last cf which was
fatal, went to the Dcsplaine street sta
tion, where he pave himself up.
Called front His Dinner to Itie.
Mayor Harrison had been at the World's
fair all day and was lingering over his
dinner at 7:25 p. uu when the door bell
rang and a moment later the parlor maid
came in and said a youug man who said
he was a city official desired to see Mr.
Harrison. The mayor was a man who
never refused to see anybody and he im
mediately left the table and went into the
hall, which was brightly lighted. He ad
vanced to withiu a. few feet of the assassin.
when the latter pulled out a pistol and be
gan firing without a word. Three shots
j were fired as rapidly as he could pull the
trigger and two ot the bullets took effect
I in the victim body.
Hast Several fcfcots at tfco Assaosla.
I Members of the family in the house, the
' servants and neighbors heard the reports
and within an incredibly short time the
dying man was surrounded; not soon
enough to capture the assassin, however.
who had stood at the main entrance of the
hall and did not pursue his victim when
he saw the result of bis deadly work.
, William P. Harrison, the mayor's son,
who was in his room on an upper floor.
heard the shots, turned In a call on
police alarm box, and hurried down to
learn the causo of the disturbance. The
coachman, who bad heard the triple re
port, came promptly to the rescue and
Bred several shots at the retreat ing form
. ot the assasin, but without result.
I Tkio la Deatla.C1iaJBsm."
The stricken man was soo:i surrounded
by the people in the house, but he walked
without assistance to the dining rjorube
had just left and started to gain his bed
room by a rear stairway when he fell to
the floor. It was there he was found by
W. J. Chalmers, who lives opposite Mavor
Harrison. Mr. Chalmers had heard the
sound of the revolver, and saw the mur
derer running away. Hastening to the
Harrison mansion he found the front door
open and entered. Proceeding into the
dining room he saw through the open
door Mr. Harrison lying on the floor of
the pantry.
Thia is death, Chalmers," aaid Mr. Har
rison, "I am shot through the heart."
Making hasty examination Mr. Chal
mers said, "You are mistaken, Mr. Harri
son. Yon ara shot In the stomach."
"No, through the) neart, I tell you,"
saM the dying asaa. with aretnra of his
relsansfl Into a
Vet rerishes at the Hands ot a Worthless,
Cranky Miscreant.
The tragedy is an incxpresai:y sat! one.
II is son said: "It was a cowardly and cold
blooded rnurdcr if there ever was one. My
father had reached home weary with the
exertions of a day at the fair. His future
was bright in every way and the world
held out great inducements for him to lire.
lie was to have been married Nov. 16 and
intended to leave the city Xov. 12 for New
Orleans, when; lie was to meet his bride.
There seetns to have been a fatality in the
dates as" th" wedding was originally set
for an earlier tinv, which, if the plans had
lieeti carried ow, would have taken father
rout the eiiv l.-efore this time. But be-
;iuse t ie election the date cf the wed-
was iostponed."
And t lie man who shot, who was her A
rrauk perhaps, but not nearly so crazy as
uuiteau. A man of with a lace that
lias vicioitsness printed all over it is the
way he is described by the city press. At
Ills age he had found nothing suited to nis
talents higher than carrier of newspapers,
and he did that so poorly that one paper
discharged him- He was not worth to
the community or to mankind as much in
month as Mayor Harrison was u a
minute. He went to the Desplaines Street
station and told the policemen he had shot
Mayor Harrison, and they took turn to
headquarters where for an hour he was
uuestioaed and cross-examined apparently
with a view to ascertaining wuetner ne
was insane or not.
For. as the mayor's son says, "The man
who killed my father must have been in
sane.'' There are a good many people in
Chicago, however, who believe that thia
particular kind of Insanity should always
insure its possessor a quick ana certain
death instead of a term at Kankakee, to
bo followed t7 release and freedom to kill
some one else. To the questions propound
ed -he assassin said his naino was Eugene
Patrick Vrem'ergast; that he shot tlsnJ
mayor becausa the mayor had bcttayeW
lus con bdcuie (said betrayal consisting as
bear as it could be made out. in refusing
to appoint Preudergast, to the position of
corporation counsel); that he expected to
be acquitted, because he was justiucd in
He also said tuat he had a plan to raise
the tracks vl the railways at little cost to
the railways and nono to the city, which
he had explained to the mayor, and it was
for the purpose of getting this plan into
operation that he wanted tone co-operation
counsel. There was a lot more U the
same effect which left the policemen of
the opinion that the fellow was insane.
On the other bsnd his mother not know
ing of his crime at the time said that he
was perfectly sane, but cranky on some
subjects, particularly the single tax theory.
The physician who has attended the family
for years said that lTenaergast was per
fectly sane, and that no one had ever sue.
pected him of insanity so far as he knew.
feet by tbtk time.
"Read it," cried a voice from the audi
"Ob, I cannot, I cannot,nthe while-haired
ex-governor exclaimed in trembling tones,
as he handed the scrap of paper to Chair
man FarwelL
The chairman took the note and read It
in tones so low and broken that It could
mot be heard. But cries of "Louds"
caused him to pull himself together and
in tones that could be heard all over the
ball he shouted: "Carter H. Harrison has
been assassinated murdered!" He added
Tnis meeting is adjourned." Then flamed
a scene which will never be forgotten by
those present as long as they live. The)
announcement was followed by a cry of
anguish, pain, anger, and sorrow com
bined that filled toe nail, unt or. tbe kail
aud down the broad stairway swept tbe
tide of men. Soma went directly home.
Others boarded street cars for the city half.
Hundred stood upon the sidewalk Mi
discussed the awful tragedy. Every maa
was a mourner. Politics stood dumn lav
the presence of death.
There probably is not man in unicago
who does not feel the deepest regret at
this shameful assassination. He was uni
versally esteemed. He bad his political
enemies who fought him and his political
principles and methods with the greateas
asperity, but whose personal relations
with him was ot the most friendly charac
ter and all held him a maa worthy of all
the honors Chicago has bestowed on bin.
As tbe crime is talked over its remar knots
similarity to that wnich robbed the natiom
of Garfield comes out stronger. Both as
sassins were "cranks" and political cranks
at that; both thought they should be re
warded for their services in tbe campaign
with office; both fired without a word of
warning and both gave themselves up.
The Audience Adjonrae mm Bocoipt st the
Awful Kews,
Sens of the tragedy reached the busi
ness part ot the city within a few minutes.
Before the reporters could react) the Har
rison mansion there was a crowd of ve
hicles on Ashland avenue and the lawn
was covered with people. Within half an
hour the news had apparently reached
every city aud county official, and before
the body had been removed to the upper
room, where it now lies, the crush had be
come so great that Capt. Shea's men were
obliged to keep away all visitors. The
Commercial club was holding a banquet,
but the banquet was untouched; at the
clubs tbe greatest excitement prevailed
and half a dosen social functions prepared
for the night were abandoned.
But the most remarkable scene was at
the Republican campaign meeting held in
the North bide Turner hall. Jlere had
gathered a large throng to listen to
speeches many of which would have been
in parts decidedly uncomplimentary to
Carter H. Harrison. John P. Farwell pre
sided and ex-Governor Oglesby was speak
ing when J. C. W. Kbodo entered and
walking to the stage gave a slip of paper
to ex-County Attorney Bliss, who read it
and let it fall on tbe floor. He picked it
up again and whispered its dreadful tid
ings to a reporter, who seized bis notes
and left. These acts had attracted atten
tion and Governor Oglesby stopped in his
speech and inquired what was the matter.
He in turn was handed the slip of paper.
The ex-governor glanced at it, and as he
walked slowly forward the whole ' audi
ence showed intense interest la what had
been seen on the stage, men leaning for
ward and half rising in their excitement.
Everybody dreaded something.
"Fellow-citiaens, I have terrible newste
impart." Governor Oglesby uttered the
words scarcely above a whisper.
yearly the wkoie audience was ea its
Kentucky llora. bat aCltlcagoCitiseafroax
Ksrly Manhood.
From young manhood to the hour when
the assassin's bullet put an end to a life -filled
with years and with honors the
career vt Carter Henry Harrison has been
closely interwoven with the history of.Chi
cago. U.im in Fayette county, Ky.. sprung
of a stock represented n the sidling of
the Declaration of lu;!i in-Liltnc.', Carter
II. Hnriisou led till iiia C'tli yiar the fine
life ot a son t one of tiie -: n: lemon plant
ers of the old commonwealth. .'.:. I no life
could be more pit aant. 1 be date of his
birth was Feb. lo, 12.7. After completing
his common school aud academic educa
tion he studied under Dr. Marshall, of
Islington, brother ot Chief Justice Mar
shall aud fatU-r of the celebrated wit Tom
Marshall, preparing himself for his uni
versity course.
He entered tne sophomore class at a sin
in lM'J and was graduated in law and let
ters in 1M.7. At college be was a member
of tbe Scroll and Key society, whose roster
embraces the names of the most promi-
uent men wbo chum Vale as their alma
mater. After graduation he returned to
Lexington aud attended a postgraduate
course of law lectures for one year. Hav
ing gone thus far in his legal education he
returned to the old Harrison homestead in
Fayette county and devoted his attention
to the management of the big plantation
for the four years between 1S4J aud lS5l.
It was in 1n1 that Mr. Harrison first
went abroad His journey embraced what
was in those days called tho grand tour,
and during this trip Mr. Harrison famil
iarized Jiimself witli the French and Ger
tuau languages, which in his subsequent
career stood liim in such good stead.
After completing his tour of Kurope Mr.
Harrison traveled for many months in
Syria, Palestine and Asia Minor, his com
panion during this eastern tour being
liayard Taylor, who was then gathering
material for his book "Xiie Laud of the
Saracen." lu tlic preface of this work the
author refers to ".My traveling companion,
Mr. Carter Henry Harrison, cf Clifton.
Ky." He returned to Kentucy in 1S52, re
sumed aud completed his studies of law,
and was shortly admitted to the bar. la
1575 Mr. Harrison married Miss Sophia.
Preston, of Henderson, Ky., by which mar
riage were born bis four living children
Mrs. Una Owsley, wife of Heaton Owsley,
of this city: Carter II. Harrison, Jr., Will
iam Preston Harrison and Miss Sophie K.
Harrison. There were six other children,
all ot whom died in early youth.
In 1W5 Mr. Harrison paid big first visit
to Chicago. He was greatly taken with
the young city, and when he returned to
Kentucky he sold his t-lantation, and fa
is. -7 removed to Chicago for good. Ha
had snld his Kentucky property for some
i).M), all of which he at once invested in
real estate in the city of bis adoption. On
of bis earliest purchases was the block at
the corner of Clark and Harrison streets,
which be owned at the time of his death
and v,aich constitutes a goodly proportion
' uis cst.Vcs. He also bought acreage on
the west sill'.-, which subsequently became
the Carter Harrison subdivision ot the
city of Chicago Mr. Harrison practiced a
little at the Chicago br in those early
days, but ss lie himself admitted, was a
mild success as an advocate aud was so
liuiitl about public speaking that be
abandoned the profession completely.
Iteslnoluc f Ills folltlral Mfc-
Against Great Odds.
His political career began in 1C71, and
those who have only known "Carter" Har
risonas he was universally knowa here
since that time will find some difficulty
in believing that be was ever timid abont
speaking. For a maa more ready to speak
at all times and on any subject has never
shown himself "within the city walls" ot
Chicago, and he was nn entertaining
speaxer. too. lie always was perfectly
frank. He knew what he wanted and
what be thought he could do and be said
It "right out," There was no deception
about Carter Harrison.
lu the year mentioned he was elected a
county commissioner on what was calked.
in reierence to me men out recently past
conflagration, the "fireproof" or citizens'
ticket. He served with honor la that ca
pacity through those trying days, aad im
1873 was prevailed upon to make the race
for coiigiess against John O. Ward. la
thia contest Mr. Harrison was defeated by
a plurality ot 7U votes. Ia 1874 be ran
aaaiatsnaBoaintoaUrisocwudoa being
George B. Davie (tae present director goa
eral of tLe World's fair). Ths contest was
an of tas cl asset aver recorded. Both
caadldatai clainsed elaetioa, aad a recount
efthalnUUtfa was feoavd umary to de-
loa yerUirafJ

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