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OLIVER DAWSON'S CAREER. j
A Sketch of a Man Who Has Made
and Lost Several Fortunes.
New York, Oct. •!!>—Not a tew of the I
men one m etsin Wall street have had an
event:ul career, huf very few have had an
experience so f ‘of vicissitudes and so in
teresting in a commercial sense as a man of \
medium height, of rather portly build, |
wild mirewliat heavy, oval features, of a
genial expression, which, however, does !
not entirely conceal an underlying decision ;
of character t hat a suitable occasion would ;
make plainly manifest. He is a! ways dressed
quietly yet with scrupulous regard to the ;
best mode, and lie closely watches the !
market fluctuations from the opening of the j
board till the gong of t lie Stock Exchange
announces the end of the speculative battle.
It is Oliver S. Dawson. He is not one of the
powers of tho street; far from it. But few
of the giants of the speculative world have
had a more varied career. Many of the
lesser lights of Wall street, indeed, are more
interesting in some respects than those who
have achieved colossal wealth, often by
the comparatively easy methods known
to financial jugglers with the law.
Mr. Dawson was born in Peoria, 111.,
where his father was a dry goods merchant,
and where young Dawson acquired his first
business experience. Hecameto New York
in lsiil, when be was lit years of age, with
$30,000, which he had acquired in the dry
goods trade. He decided to risk his moder
ate fortune in stock speculation, and the
late Charles Osborn was his broker. “Char
ley” Osborn, as he was generally called,was
the broker who engineered the famous
Northwest corner for Jay Gould, in which
he was so signally successful that he
crippled not a few strong operators;
and Mr. Osborn is remembered as tHe only
oue of Jay Gould’s brokers who was
sharp enough to keep the large commission
received from Gould instead of being drawn
into operations by which that Macniavelli
of Wall street usually relieved them with
the remorselessness of a thug of tho fortunes
he had made for them as his lieutenants in
the board. For a time young Dawson, un
der Charley Osborn’s guidance, was success
ful, hut in an evil moment he went into a
bull pool in New Y'ork Central, Michigan
Central and Rock Island, aud on July 2,
1 8t>2, when the news came of Gen. Mc-
Clellan's defeat on the Peninsula, the mar
ket fell 10 to 15 per cent, in the midst of
great excitement By this decline he lost *vQ,
000, all he had. Then he went to St Louis,
and joined the brigade of Geu. Frank Blair,
with the rank of captain. He was to recruit
a company in Illinois, but at about that
time a law- was passed prohibiting recruit
ing in one Sta e for the regiments of
another, whereupon Capt. Dawson resigned
and devoted his attention to army contracts,
remaining in St. Louis. For a year and a
half lie had all of Gen. Grant’s contracts
there and also those of Geu. Rosecrans, con
tracting at times for as much as 15,000 tons
of hay, not to mention large quantities of
other supplies. The contracts proved very
remunerative, and once more he could be
termed wealthy. In filling these
contracts he started for Louisville on
his own boat, but got aground in the
Ohio river and had to go back to Smithland,
Ky., where he was ordered to Memphis.
On his way thither he was fired upon
through mistake by the Union batteries at
Paducah, but at length reached his destina
tian, where he was ordered to Osceola. Ark.,
to get the packet Platte Valley off the bar
opposite that town, which was held by 3,000
Confederates under Gen Clark. The packet
had been fired upon by the Confederates
on the way diw.-i and about fifteen men
were killed, including the pilot, who was
shot as he was getting out of the barber’s
chair. Dawson got the boat off, just as
he was about to bo attacked, a
fact which he learned from a Con
federate whom he had carefully primed
with commissary whisky, and he then pro
ceeded to St. Louis. In 1804 he returned
to New York with considerable money, but
made the mistake of going short in the gold
room and lost most of it. He speculated in
stocks for several years, and in 1807 entered
into a bear campaign in Erie. Daniel
Drew, then one of tile giants of Wall ■ treet,
had taken Jay Gould, Henry N Smith and
some others into a bull pool in Erie. Mr.
Gould was at that time a member of the
brokerage firm of Smith, Gould & Martin.
The bear pool sold the stock short, and made
bogus or “wash” sales, and hammered the
market until some of the bulls he
came nervous. Some of the bear con
spirators, Dawson among the number,
solemnly assured the more nervous
bulls that old Daniel Drew was quietiy
selling out. To give color to this
erroneous statement the bear pool made a
“wash” sale of 50,000 shares and bluffed off
skeptics by offers to bet $lO,OOO that it was
a genuine transaction. This so frightened
some of the bulls that they really believed
that sly old Daniel Drew was unloading, and
they thereupon threw overboard their stock,
which the unsuspecting Uncle Daniel was
compelled to take in order to protect him
self. Hill, the bear manipulator, drove the
price down 17 per cent., and later, when
Henry N. Smith quarreled with .Jay Gould,
he said that the latter lost $2,000,000 by the
break, but made the Erie road stand the
loss. It is believed by many that Gould
would have been ruined in more than one
speculation if he had not had the
Erie road at his back. In the end, how
ever, the bear pool, in which Dawson was
one of the leading spirits made little or no
money, the market finally going against
them. In 1868 he went to Ban Francisco
and became a great friend of the famous
Ralston, whose one ambition was to make
the Bank of California as great as the Bank
of England, and committed suicide on the
failure of the institution for which he had
entertained such daring hopes. Dawson
■peculated in mining shares for awhiie, and
again became interested about the same time
in Government contracts. He was, it seems,
the lowest bidder on a contract to sup
ply *1,000,000 worth of beef to the Sioux
Indians, and was largely instremental in
bringing about an investigation of the In
terior Department which rejected his bid,
the inquiry into its methods finally results
ing in the retirement of Columbus Deiano,
frUe Secretary of the Interior. In iB6O Daw
son, after a stage trip of 500 miles, reached
Treasure Hill, Nev., where there was a
great silver mining excitement. Some of
the ore assayed $20,000 a ton, and where
there was once a mere wilderness there
sprung up Treasure City, 10,000 feet above
the level of the sea, with a population sud
denly increased in the dead of winter from
a more handful of prospectors to 40,000
people, with twenty-six faro banks in opera
tion and at least one murder a day to satisfy
the police demand for a lively civilization.
In conjunction with ex-Gov. Madison he
erected large smelting works and shipped a
large amount of silver. Those were times
that suggested the life-like fiction of Bret
Harte. The ‘ ‘Eberhardt” was then a great
mine there, and thirty armed men were em
ployed at *25 a day to keep off thieves.
Dawson himself is well known to have been
one of the most resolute fighters in the
town and was respected accordingly. A mob
once attacked the office of ex-Gov. Madison
because one of his notes was found worth
less, and might have killed him but for
Dawson, who held them at bay with drawn
revolver. In 1872 he returned to New York,
where he has since remained, operating in
stocks and grain with fair success. He is a
bachelor and well known about town.
Oscar Willoughby Riggs.
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The Story of a Watch That was
I ropped and Recovered.
Nbw York, Oct. 20. —lf any person
wants to get an idea of how difficult it is for
two strangers to meet in this city, even
when desirous of doing so, let him watch
tho “Lost and Found" columns of the New
York newspaper for a time. He will find
there the same articles described at the same
time among the lost and the found. It
would seem natural that the woman and
the finder would come across each other’s
advertisements and thus come in communi
cation with each other. Bute the chances
are more than even that they will not. as
the student of those columns will soon
observe if ho watches faithfully.
I was very much puzzled by this peculiar
state of affairs and could in no way account
for it until I one day became personally in
terested, and then I found out. I was walk
ing along Broadway and had reached the
railroad office at the southeast corner of
Broadway and Twenty-third street, when I
kicked something on the sidewalk. That
something had txien quietly reposing in
the shadow of the buildings, and was
propelled by my foot accross the walk and
under the glare of the electric light. I
naturally looked down aud was naturally
startled. The object thus unceremoniously
whirled accross the unrelenting pavement
was a delicate gold watch such as ladies
I would not have been more astonished
had it been Queen Victoria’s crown. In
what was at that hour the mast frequented
spot in New York, where thousands of
fieople passed and repassed every hour, I had
stumbled against an article of value which
bad lain in tho direct pathway of the
multitude! It wits a watch that could easily
be identified, being one of the old-style,
open faced Swiss timepieces, with a gold
dial and gold hauds anil figures. Further
more, attached to it was a broad bow of
black watered silk ribbon. The pin which
had been used to more securely fasten it to
the wearer’s dross was still sticking in the
ribbon. Surely no stronger means of identi
fication could be asked.
That night I sent a paragraph to the Sun
which stated explicitly that a lady’s watch
had been found at Broadway and Twenty
third street and awaited its owner. It was
printed in a prominent nlace in the paper
the next morning but nothing came of it.
I then inserted an advertisement in the lost
and found columns of the Herald , but that
also went for naught. For a whole week I
searched tho columns of every newspaper in
the citv, in the hope of finding some wo. and
from the owner, but all without result.
Then I mado up my mind that for some
reasons the owner had not thought it worth
while to advertise his loss, and I laid away
I should very probably have forgotten
all about the matter had I not happened to
discuss my experience with a friend one
night a week later.
“Wh>-, I saw the advertisement of that
watch recently,” he said.
I ake l him’ when and where he had seen
it. hunted it up and found a notice of a
watch that had been lost which seemed to
correspond with the one I had found. It
had been inserted two days after I had be
come wearied of inv fruitless search and had
ceased to look The notice requested that
information of the watch should be sent to
“X. Y. Z.” at the Herald office. I at once
wrote there, inviting the advertiser to call
and identify his property. A week elapsed
and, as I had received no reply, I again
gave up all hope of finding the fowner. A
call at the newspaper office elicite I no in
formation, as the advertiser had not left his
name or address, but had staled his iuten
tention of calling for the answers.
Another week had passed and the matter
had entirely escaped my mind, when one day
the owner walked into my office. There was
no mistake about it. Tiie identification was
complete. Three weeks had elapsed between
the finding and the restoration of the watch,
and it would never have found its way back
to the owner had I not taken such particular
pains to find him.
Of course I was much interested to learn
the cause of the delay in our meeting. It
seemed that the watch belonged to the wife
of the gentleman who onlled to see me. It
had l>een dropped on their way from the
Madison Square Theatre to their home at
Gramercy Park. Mrs. did not remember
having worn the watch, and therefore did
not miss it then. It w as nearly a week
later, after having vainly ransacked the
house for it, that she recollected when and
where she had last worn it. That was the
reason for the delay in trie advertising.
They did not expect to get it back then
and did not think of looking through the
files of the newspapers for advertisements
concerning it. As they received no answer
for the three days following the insertion of
their notice they gave up the matter as
hopeless. The gentleman happened to be
passing the Herald office tho day he called
on me. and with little expectation of reward
stopped in to see if there were any more
answers for him. In that way we finally
met. Of course, we “smiled” over the re
In talking over the occurrence with an
old-established jeweler I learned that very
little jewelry that is lost in this city is ever
recovered. That, of course, means that an
enormous amount of jewelry changes hands
every year without the consent of the
owners. A study of the lost and found col
umns will again show that. My own case,
I am assured, was only novel in that the
owner was finally found.
During the time I was looking for him
any number of persons who had lost gold
watches presented themselves. All kinds of
watches had been lost, from a *5OO diamond
studded hunting case to a gold washed
chatelaine. Four of the anxious inquirers
had reason to believe that their watches
were lost in or near Madison square, and
the diamond affair was lost in a Broadway
Of course many of them may have been
stolen. Some were found by persons who
did not come to find the losers. But
detectives and jewelers agree that very
possibly the lost and found advertisements
appeared at or about the same time, per
haps in different papers, but nevertheless,
iu such a manner as to make it appeal
reasonable that the loser and finder would
come together. Something, which would
probably have appeared reasonable if dis
covered, interfered to prevent the one from
learning of the other.
The law does not make it imperative for
the finder to over-exert himself to get the
owner* Reasonable effort on his part is
sufficient. It is necessary for the owner,
however, to use diligent effort in recover
ing his property. If he demands it, it must
be returned. If no owner appears the title
rests in the finder. John Hoe.
THE BOULANGER MARCH.
The Man Who Lives Like a Million
aire on Money Made Out of It.
From the Chicago Tribune.
Paris, Oct. 2. —Lovers of beer garden
singing are in despair. Paulus’ voice lias
given out. Whether he will regain it or not
is problematic. For tho present ho is silent,
and for some weeks to come he will remain
so. What injured hi* voice? It was doubt
less the effort required to sing over and over
again each evening the song, “En Revenant
de la Revue.” otherwise known as tho
“Boulanger March.” This, as all the
world knows, is merely an old polka, writ
ten some fifteen years ago in honor
of the Queen of Italy, and
widely circulated under the uatno
"Margherita Polka.” Paulus got hold
of it and found that lie could sing the rather
“catchv" air. Bo he had some wretched
doggerel set to it and began singing it every
night at the big beer garden where he was
engaged toeotertain women of the town and
their male companions. It is now just
about a year since lie brought out the “Bou
laiv'er March” song. He had i he assurance
to claim it as a purely original composition
and, I believe, he still sticks to it, although
every one knows it is absurd. But the
piece" did not win any great popularity until
last March, when Paulus went to the Minia
THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1387.
try of War and sang it to Geu. Boulanger,
aiid the latter exclaimed, “It ought to be
made the national song of France!”
Panins gets a royalty of .50 per cent, on
all copies of the song sold iu France. Up to
the present nearly 300,000 copies have lieen
sold, and 1 am told that his income there
from has been fully S6OO a ilirm'h. This
alone is a nice income. How much he gets
tor singing at the beer garden 1 do not
know, hut I suppose it is at least ssoa night.
You may therefore understand that Paulas
is well off. He has lately paid $25,000 for a
house in Paris, and he owns a country sent
which cost him every penny of $7.5,000. lie
lives, dresses, and drives out in n sty le be
coming a millionaire. Now that his voice is
broken he does not go to the lieer garden,
but once a week he sends his liveried ser
vants around to the office with his carriage
to draw his salary and bring it home to him.
Paulus’ real name is Paul Habans. He is
a native of Bordeaux, and is about 45 years
old. He has been a comic public singer
ever since he grew up to manhood. At first
he was in a small way. For years he did
net earn more thaii sl2 to sls a week. He
found that there w-ere plenty of com pet tors
who could sing just as well as he. So he had
to resort to othermeansof making progress.
Audacious eccentricity then became his
watchword. When the other singers took
to wearing cuffs fifteen inches in circum
ference about their wrists, ho caine out
with cuffs a yard in circumference, making
him look as though his bauds were sticking
out of beer barrels. When large nosegays
appeared, he adorned the lapel of his coat
with a cauliflower encircled with a wreath
of mammoth sunflowers. When the others af
fected low-cut shirt collars he had his bosoms
cut open almost to the waistband. These
tricks, more than his singing, attracted at
tention. Thousands flocked nightly to see
what new trick he would display. So he
won fame and fortune. As his songs were
almost always political and satirical, and
often scandalous, he made many enemies.
Frequently ho was threatened with vio
lence, and more than once was on the verge
of a duel. Iu preparation for emergencies
he studied boxing, fencing and pistol shoot
ing, until now he would be, in either of the
three, one of the most dangerous antago
nists. But as yet he never has been com
pelled to put his prowess to actual test.
An English Woman’s Independence.
From the Boston Transcript.
Miss F. Henrietta Muller, a former mem
ber of the London (England) school board,
is now in Boston, and has given some of bet
home experiences to the Journal. She is
well-known there as an nctive worker in
various ways. Last year, when she re
fused to pay her taxes, because she was not
allowed to cast her vote lor parliamentary
candidates, her action caused the greatest
excitement, and her persistent refusal
formed the subject not only of conversation
aud of attention to the cause of parliament
ary suffrage of women, but of newspaper
leaders aud editorial comment.
“I left my house in a stage of siege.” she
said, with a bright laugh, “but I have
satisfaction in the thought that I have kept
the besiegers from their money which was
due Jan. 1. The day after I obtained my
passage to America the writ was served, but
my two lady helps courageously said that
they- would keep up the defense during my
absence and not permit an officer to enter.
They are succeeding admirably. Callers
are scrutinized from the dining-room
windows before they are permitted toenter,
add all mail is handed through tho wind
Women have been represented on the Lon
don school board for fifteen years, or since
its establishment. Miss Muller w is a member
six years and has seventy schools in her
jurisdiction. The election of a person to the
school board is considered second only to a
parliamentary election, since the inomhc s
not only have the power over the education
of many thousand children, but are given
the privilege of fixing the rates. “I found
mv election a very expensive honor,” said
Miss Muller. “I had to make twenty-five
public addresses, besides incurring an ex
pense of A" tOO, as I preferred to be independ
ent! of sect control. But the office had a
great many attractions, notwithstanding
the expense and the arduous duties."
Miss Muller said there were three classes
of schools, the elementary, or board schools,
in which the pupils are required to pav one
fifteenth of the expense; the high schools,
under the control of a private company,
called the London Girls’ Day School Com
pany, and the universities. The greatest
need is for free schools. As Mi s Muller is
a graduate of Girton College at Cambridge,
she was able to speak of the thoroughness
of the English colleges for women. Degrees
are granted to the students of Girton at
Cambridge, but Oxford is still behind, and
the students at the women’s colleges there
have not yet received tho privilege of the
Women now have municipal, parish anil
school suffrage and are desirous of obtain
ing the fourth—parliamentary. All voters
are placed upon a property qualification,and
custom rather than law, according to the
usual interpretation, lias decreed that the
suffrage should li - exercised by widows aud
spinsters and not by married women. The
suffrage workers are anxious to obtain the
whole privilege of voting granted to men
who hold property.
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huge pneumatic grain transfer barge. ,It looks
like a gigantic hopper on a raft. It is said that,
bv means of an air exhaust it can elevate 200
bushels a minute, which is very much more than
the ordinary elevator can do.
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Dress Trimmings I
Ladies, we are showing the very choicest
novelties in this line. You certainly should In
spect our stock if you desire to fully please
yourselves and pocket.
Jet Ornaments by the yard or piece.
Colored Cut Beads by the yard or piece.
Jet and Colored Mead Panel Passementeries.
Jet Beaded lire* Fronts.
Silk arid Wool llraldod Dress Fronts.
Braided Wool T’aneJings, ad besides all the
other new Novelties use-1 as Dress Trimmings
IN OUR OTHER DEPARTMENTS
Can be found new and select offers by which a
visit to our establishment will repay you.
MAILORDER raCTFILLr SOLICITED.
le-opt'iicd at the Old Stand!
153 BROUGHTON ST., SAVANNAH,
Announces to his mr.uy customers and the public at large that ho has re-opened business at his
former place, 168 BROUGHTON STREET, so well and favorably know n, and which
has been patronised to such extent that it became known as
THE POPULAR DRY GOODS HOUSE,
UTE bare in stock every quality of ijoods up to the VERY FINEST, and our prims will be found
* v to Ikj far low*r than they have ever been, and by far lower than the same qualities can bo
purchased anywhere. New York oily not excepted. We are aware that this is a far-reaching as
sertion. hut. we mean exactly whafwe say Call and test us. We are willing to risk our reputa
tion that this is not au advertising dodge. We stake our honor upon its truthfulness.
Wc Insist That What We Say Are Indisputable Facts and Easily Proven.
AFP nnrocj p./MRC CTAPir Contains the best, choicest and largest assortment in the city, and
uill lilvCiOd mill I*o OIUIA our prices are about one-third less.
OI RBI \CK DRESS Sll KS ATCI btVJt Woarin & Silks in Any markot * *nd one-fourth cheaper.
AITD cur VFI \TTQ PircnrQ Plain and Fancy, Moire Satins in all shades, and nil the
Util ullil\ f LLi ido, I I*l uIILo, novelties of Trimmings in Jet and Braid are the latest styles
and at remarkably iow prices.
AfTp pi 4YLTT nrpIPTMFVT ,s complete in every sense of tho word. We have White
Util DlifliMltd I/LI All I .HL.i I lilanlt cts as low as 85c. a pair aud up to $3.5. Wo especially
recommend our $o Blanket; they are simply immense.
AT7D V\ AVVPI prpjlpTVfrVT Contains every grade, style, quality and color, from the
ULll I LikUiLL I'Ll .111 I ,'lL.> I humolo t grad *to the finest Eiderdown, and we are sure our
prices are very iow.
BFR rvniKll WAT VIVA MPiniTQ Wraps, Circulars, Jerseys, Children's Cloaks are un
lib II L.iULlull if ALIM.MI JAuliLio, questionably the best, most fashionable aud elegant in
the mai ket, and tne prices by far lower than elsewhere.
Arp rin ft! AIT niTPAimirVT Is superb. Weare nroud of It Hee our various grades at
uLII Ivlif UIAML ULi All 1 111 La 1 6k* . r.'c.. si. etc. They are positively worth double Our
fiOc. 4-But ton Kid cannot la* matched nurwberv for lns t han $1 We are
fully prepare] in every style of Gloves for forties. Gem a a. id Children at
the very lowest pricos Gentlemen desi ing a good Dress or Driving
Glove will find an immense variety and NOT fancy prlona.
AfTp FYTWPWnn nrp 4 RT\f FYT For tadim. Children and Oen*s contains every variety
UL it litl/iiIIHLAII L/Li All I .11 LA 1 from t-he ord in ary to the very lx*t Children's Vests as
low as 1 -■'C. fora very fair qu .lit y. Gents' All Wo >1 Scar el Uu lershirts
aud Di uwers as low as 50c. We direct also attention to our very Miimrior
li ie of Half Host' and Stockings in Wool, Merino, Cotton, Silk and Lisle
pit v Timr pi AT||Q Damasks, Linens of all kinds. Sheetings, Calico Comfortables, Mar
oILIY 1 A DLL vLU I ilo, and other Quilt an IHe 1 Spreads. In fact, every article necos
sary for housekeeping \v -have in tLi * lar rust variety and at the lowest
prices. We offer full width New York Mills Bleached Shooting at lny^e.
OHAMIiCTIP lU?P AIYTVfVYT Is bey* *nd doubt unequaled. We offer the celebrated Lous
1/UiilliJllv if LI All I .ULA I dale Bleau ie l Shirllii*, yard wit*, genuine goods, by the
piece at Ho. Also the well known yard wide Fruit of the Loom at BV£<\
Splendid Canton Flannel as low as sc. The very best Slam lard Calico at
5c.; sold elsewhere at Bc.
LADIES’ MUSLIN UNDERWEAR, [*** fr ° m4 1® in large variety at nearly half
Will be opened on SATURDAY, the 29th October, and will
contain the best and unapproachable bargains in Fancy Goods,
Hosiery, Buttons, Toys, etc. We will inaugurate this open
ing by a Special Sale of Towels. They are warranted to be
pure linen and worth 25c. each, We will sell them on Sat
urday, Oct. 29, and Monday, Oct, 31, at the uniform price
of 10 cents.
DRESS GOODS, WRAPS, NOVELTIES, ET< .
The Old Reliable Dry Goods House
OFFERS THIS WEEK:
High Novelties in Dress Goods.
High Novelties in Ladies’ Wraps.
High Novelties in Trimming Velvets.
High Novelties of Every Character.
WILL SELL THESE EXCLUSIVE CHOICE STYLES AT EXTREME LOW PRICES.
THE BEST GOODS AT LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICE.
N. B. We invite the attention of the Ladies in particular and
our patrons in general, to otu New Stock of Elegant Q-oods and
to complete tines White Blankets, Comforter?, Kid Gloves,
Hosiery. Knit Underwear. Flannels, and Invite the trade in gen
eral to inspect our grand assortments before purchasing.
GUSTAVE ECKSTEIN & CO.
"KROTJ SIvO FF ©~~
Opning of die Pi Season M
However attractive and immense our previous season’s
stock in Millinery has been, this season we excel all our
previous selections. Every manufacturer and importer of
note in the markets of the world is represented in the array,
and display of Millinery goods. We are showing Hats in
the finest Hatter’s Plush, Beaver, Felt, Straw and Fancy
Combinations. Ribbons iri Glacee, of all the novel shades.
Fancy Birds and Wings, Velvets and Plushes of our own im
portation, and we now offer you the advantages of our im
mense stock. We continue the retail sale on our first floor
at wholesale prices. We also continue to sell our Celebrated
XXX Ribbons at previous prices.
500 dozen Felt Hats, in all the new shapes and colors,
at 35 cents.
S. HOTS MAMMOTH MHIIIRV USE,
A. R. ALTMAYEK A CO.
Genuine First Quality at the
3-Bultoncd for 99c.
5-Buttoaea Tan Shade?? for $1 23.
5-Buttoned Blacks for SI 59.
A. H. ALBIAVER CO.’S
OUK REGULAR WEEKLY CUTS in the dif
ervnt departments has proven mieh a popu
lar feature with our trade that we will continual
Ron through the season. Every week wo will
change this line of
Taking in Department after Department, until
we have gone through the house. Notice these
changes, therefore you w ill find
JUST WHAT YOU WANT.
THIS WEEK we have reached the KJD OLOVE
DEPARTMENT, one .f the great features of
the house, and we will quote a few prices that
will make you “wonder" how it ran be (Fne,**
and ' ill cause coiupotitors to aghast and
STAKE IN OPEN-EYED AMAZEMENT.
For the week we will sell:
Laities' 4 inf ton embroidered back Black and
Ton Kids, in dressed or undressed, at 49c.
latdies' Block ami Color’d embroidered or
plain Look, in re and French Kid, at Si and $1 36.
Altnmyer's “Viola," a 6-button Kid with seal
loped tops, m hliieks and colors, at $1 60: equal
to any $3 Glove in the city.
Of course the sane* dose prices for which we
are noted exists all over the house, but the
Special Drives are in Kid Gloves.
Indies, do not fall to call In this week. This
is your opportunity to buy your Gloves for the
winter. Another such chunee may not present
Itself. Very Respectfully Yours,
A. R. ALTIAYER k CO.
Our ILLUSTRATED FALL CATALOGUE
free on application.
Mail ord rs will receive prompt attention.
IC E !
Now is the time when every
body wants ICE, and we
want to sell it,
PRICES REASONABLE l
20 Tickets, good for 100 Pounds. 75c
140 Tickets, good for 700 Pounds, $5.
200 Tickets, good for I,OCO Pounds, $7.
50 Pounds at one delivery 30c
Lower prices to large bo-era
1 o E
Packed for shipment at reduced rates. Careful
und polite service. Full and liberal weight.
KNICKERBOCKER ICE CO.
l4 1 BAA ST.
COTTON HERD WANTED.
CSTN r FH
Per Bushel ($l2 per torn paid for good
Delivered in Carload Lots at
Soullicrn Colton Oil Cos. Mills
Price subject to change unless notified of ac
ceptance for certain quantity to 1* shipped by a
future date. Address nearest mill as above.
The Great Southern Portrait Company,
L. 13. DAVIS,
Secretary and Manager of the Great South
ern Portrait Company.
A N insp'-etiou of samples of our Portraits at
x\ our o boe, with Davis Bros., 4<! and 44 Bull
street, will g eatly interest those who contem
plate having small pictures of themselves, their
friends, living and deceased, copied und enlarged
in OIL, WATER COLOR, INDIA INK, PAS
TELLI-. and (,’RAYON. We guarantee a per
fect likeness and excellence of work. We have
about TWENTY' DIFFERENT STYLES AND
GRADES IN SIZES OF ENLARGED POR
TRAITS from Bxlo to SOxlW, ami ur prices are
from *3 to *BOO each. EMPLOY FORTY ART
ISTS: keen twenty-six years in the business]
have a 6JM) candle-power ELECTRIC LIGHT,
and are fully prepared with all proper expedi
tion and Shill to execute all ord. - promptly
and satisfactorily. We respectfully solicit your
orders. L. B. DAVIS,
Sccrotary and Manager The Great Southern
Electric Belt Free.
TO INTRODUCE it a id obtain Agents tve wth
for the next sixty days give away, free of
charge, id eacn county in toe United States a
limited number of our German Electro Galvanic
Stipensory Belts—price, so. A positive and un
failing cure tor Nervous Debility, Varicocele,
Emissions. Impotency. Etc. s.>oo reward paid
if every Belt we manufacture d'>es not generate
a genuine electric current. Address at once
ELECTRIC BELT AGENCY P. O. Box 178,
Brooklyn. N. Y