The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, March 26, 1898, Page 9, Image 9

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DRESS GOODS.
We guarantee every yard of goods sold
in this department to be as low in price
as like quality can lie bought anywhere
in the country, and somewhat lower
than moet houses will bell for. On Fri
day we are going to offer a lot of novelty
Dre68 Goods, about 35 pieces, for 25 per
cent.less than the regular price. They
are on tables in our center islo, nmked
'this lot 55c.' On Friday they will
be trarked 39c
SILKS.
Our silk business this year is more
than double what it was last year, and
three times as much aa the year before.
A healthy growth caused by intelligent
business methods. We would rather
sell 95 worth and make 50 cents than 81
worth and make 125 cents. On Friday
we are going to sell a lot of silks with
out any profit. 25 pieces in this lot.
All fancy taffetas, -all this year's de
signs, worth up to 85c. Special
price on Friday 59c
LACES.
We don't like to brag. Our customers
do that for up, hut we can't help blow
ing about our lace and embroidery de
partment. Its size, the quality and
quantity of goods, and the wonderful
values offered. As an illustration wn
will on Friday place on 6a!e a lot of
cambric embroideries, wide margins,
4 to 7 inches, worth up to 20c fof...l2Jc
A lot of fine Torchon laces, ma
chine made, worth up to 12c, for.. 05c
A lot of French Valenciennes lace
-vorth 6, 7 and 8c a yard, for 30c a dozen
yards.
A lot of dress trimming laces, Ap
plique, Chantilly, Venice, etc, in black,
butter color, cream and white, 3 to 5
inches wide, worth up to 65c, for 25
cents per yard.
PARASOLS.
In this department we have the larg
est and best selected line of fancy para
sols and changeable silk umbrellas, in
the entire west for ladies and children.
White Plain and ruffled. Black
Plain and ruffled, fancy centers and
plaid borders, fancy plaid all over,
changeable effects- Pongee Plain and
ruffled, red, with red veiling ruffles, white
centers with Roman stripe borders,
white centers with plaid border. Made
with the new canopy spring top; you must
inspect this line to appreciate them.
Prices, 7uc to 81000
KID GLOVES.
The new kid gloves are here. Double
the quality we have ever bad. No better
quality, we have always carried the beet,
no cheaper, as a matter of fact they are
a little higher in price, but have the
assortment in Etyles, the colors, the
quality and the prices are as low as any
where on the continent. 81.00, 81.25,
8150. 81.75 and 82.00. Every pair fitted
and guaranteed.
DRESS TRIMMINGS
Braids in mohair and silk, all widths
all styles, all colore, all pricos. Garni
tures made of silk, of braid, of beads, jet
trimming, pressed and rut beads, a splen
did assortment at the very lowest market
price.
LADIES SUITS
We aro showing this season twenty
styles of Tailor made wool suits. Each
style is in the reefer and blouse effect,
and in five or six colors. They are made
of all wool covert, broadcloth and serge.
They are well made. They are lined
with good material and we will make
them fit. The prices range from 8750
to $3.00. On Friday Wd are going to have
a special sale of 50 all wool covert suits.
They come in brown and green mixed,
and are worth in a regular way 815.00,
As an advertisement for this depart
ment we will sell this lot for. 810.00
LADIES CAPES
Short silk capes are the right style this
season. We have a good variety in bro
caded silk, gros grain silk and satin
DuchesBe, trimmed with lace, ribbon,
chiffon or jet. We want to call your at
tention particularly t J one lot of a hun
dred or more, that will be sold consider
ably under the regular price on Friday.
They are made of black brocaded India
silk, trimmed with lace and jet; black
gros grain silk, trimmed with jet and
braid; black brocade satin, trimmed with
lace and ribbon. Some are worth 88.00,
none lees thanftifiO; on Friday, choice
of the lot for 85.00
LADIES DRESS SKIRTS
We buy these goods :n lots of five hun
dred and carry as large a variety as any
house in the west. We sell a lined skirt
made of a Btylish looking black brocaded
mater.al for 95c. A handsome silk-lined
ilk Bkirt for 816.50, and a full lino of
black and colored skirts at all prices be
tween these. For Friday's sale we are
going to offer a big bargain consisting of
over 200 black drees skirlB, made of good
quality figured goods, 4 yards wide, vel
veteen bound, felled seams, seven gored,
well lined and stiffened, good valuo
for 82.75. Special price for day.... 81.49
LADIES SILK WAISTS
Four yards of Bilk at 50c is 82.00; a
yard of lining at 15c and hooks and eyes
and thread is 10c, made the material in
the cheapest silk makes cost 82.25, and
you know the making of a garment costs
as much as the material. We have a
good assortment of high grade waists
that would cost from 810 to 815 to make
If the styles suit you they can be bought
for half that amount. Wc will also put
on sale Friday morning a lot of black
Japanese silk waist), in sizes 32 to 44.
The material is worth at least 8225.
Our price for this lot on Friday is. .82.10
CHILDRENS REEFERS-SPRING
WEIGHT
We can show you a hundred styles at
al most as many price, if you have time to
look. All ages from 3 to 14 All the solid
colors and a great variety of fancy
cloths, prices from 81.00 to 88.00. On
Friday we will place on sale a lot consist
ing of fancy and plain cloth? in sizes 6 to
14 at the remarkably low price for
this quality of 81.95.
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gtories in gassing.
I myself was in the city yesterday. I
was passing a small, unpainted cottage
built close to the pavement on an un
frequented side-street. There were cheap
but clean white curtains ot tne windows,
and near the fence a few sickly gerani
ums looked up at tin sui. A great, evi
looking dog lay stretched full length in
the path near the corner of the cottage.
A wagon bearing the name ot a dealer
in second -band goods, was backed up to
the door. A laree, heavy Bet man with
a great, red, unshaven face over which
enormoi's eye-brosrs protruded, atojd
beside che gat?. His coat was off, and
his coarse, woolen shirt unbuttoned at
the neck showed huge rolls of flesh up
on his throat and bis coarse, hairy
breast. This man was directing two
others who were moving an upright
piano from the house into the wagon.
In doing so one of the men elipped from
the walk and crushed, a geranium.
On the little porch stood a woman.
Her hands were thin and while. Even
from the pavement I could make out
the veins and the outlines of the bones
beneath the skin. Her lips were close
set, her hair tinged with gray. And with
her handkerchief she slowly wiped her
eyes, though she did not appear to be
weeping.
When the two men had placed the
piano in the wagon, the large man with
the woolen shirt and the unshaven face,
turned to the woman on the porch.
"You'd better stop that whimpering
and go into the house. I'll be back in
half an hour and 1 don't want my dinner
kept waiting by you whining round
like this. D'you understand?"
Then he whistled for the dog and fol
lowed the wagon down the street.
The charge is often made against the
women's club3 that they are not prac
tical in their work. But there is one
club in a small town of this state which
refutes this charge strenuously and
points to the outcome of a certain meet
ing last fall as proof of the practical
nature their labor has taken.
Early in October, a car load of orphan
children was billed to visit the town for
the purpose of being placed in suitable
homes. The Woman's club of the place
met the day before the cart" arrival. For
their parlimentary drill that day, the
ladies took up the motion "That it was
the duty of every married woman with
out a child, to adopt at least one of these
orphan children."
The discussion was the -warmest of
the year. The question was taken up
from all points of view as a duty, a
nrivilege, a financial investment and the
like. The session lasted all the after
noon and far into the evening. In fact,
so much enthusiasm was aroused that
the next day twenty-seven orphans found
homes with the childless members of
the club. One married lady took five,
one widow three, and one eld maid
adopted twins. And the ladies who had
children of their own.Joot to be out done
provided homes for twenty five more,
raising the number disposed ot in that
one town to fifty-two. The agent in
charge of the car said it was the best
town he had struck that trip.
(First publication March 26.)
In the District Court) Lizzie Drain,
in and for Plaintiff.
Lancaster County, - vs.
State of I William H.Drain.
Nebraska. j Defendant,
To William H. Drain, Defendant:
You are hereby notified that on the
5th day of March, 1898, the plaintiff,
Lizzie Drain, filed her petition in the
District Court of Lancaster County, Ne
braska, the object and prayer of which
are to obtain a divorce from you, in
which said petition plaintiff states aa
grounds therefor desertion, oon support
and extreme cruelty.
You are further notified that unlea
you appear and answer said petition on
or before the 2ad day of May, 1898, her
said petition will be taken as true and a
divorce granted as prayed for.
Lizzie Draix.
Dated this 25th day of March, 1898.