of the goods.
Among those present or represented at the sale were
Stix, Baer & Fuller, St. Louis; Clarence Laubham, of
Jordan, Marsh & Co. ; C. F. Bacon, of R. H. White & Co ;
Geo. J. Bicknell, of the Atkinson Furnishing Company,
and Frank Ferdinand, of Boston; Henry Wunderlich, and
Max Heller, of Lit Brothers, Philadelphia; James Thomp-
son, of Kaufmann Brothers, Pittsburg; A. B. Van Gaas-
beek, of A. B. Van Gaasbeek & Co., and Frank Ray, of Wm.
M. Whitney & Co., Albany, N. Y. ; Williams & McAnulty,
Scranton, Pa. ; Reed & Co., Taunton, Mass. ; C. F. Wing,
New Bedford, Mass. ; H. M. Bixby, of H. M. Bixby &
Co., Salem, Mass. ; J. M. Allen, of Allen, Stephenson &
Co , Knoxville, Tenn. ; C. F. Fuller, Omaha, Neb. ; D.
Cohen, of Cohen Brothers, Richmond, Va. ; Sheppard
Knapp and H. B. Haines, of Sheppard Knapp & Co. ;
John W. Cornell, Geo. Clark, of Baumann Brothers,
Cassidy Brothers, S. Manges & Son and John Patten, of
New York ; Chas. Mentrup, of the Cowperthwait Com-
pany, of Brooklyn.
HIRST'S SMYRNA RUGS AND MATS.
THOMAS Hirst ranks among the most successful manu-
facturers of Smyrna rugs and mats in the country
and the business of his mills during the present season has
been in full keeping with this fact. At his New York
salesrooms, 337 Broadway, C. W. Bogert says that orders
are coming in well, the demand being especially good for
carpet sizes and mats. Mr. Hirst's line includes two
grades, the Regal, a standard quality in all sizes up to
9x12 feet, and the Hustler, a new and popular grade,
which has proved a very quick seller. Dealers will find
that these goods will well repay inspection.
The steamer Horatio Hall, built for the Maine Steam-
ship Company, whose vessels ply between New York and
Portland, was launched successfully at Roach's shipyard,
Chester, Pa,, on the 23d ult. in the presence of thousands
of spectators. She is 319 feet in length, has 48 feet beam,
and a depth of 19 feet 10 inches. Her tonnage is 3,300,
and she has a freight capacity of 2,000 tons. She has
triple expansion engines, carrying 180 pounds of steam,
and six boilers. Her horse power is 4,500, and her
guaranteed speed 17 knots. She is expected to reduce
the time between New York and Portland to eighteen
hours in good weather. C. M. Bailey, head of the floor oil
cloth manufacturing firm of C. M. Bailey's Sons & Co., is
the president of the Maine Steamship Company.
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AN OPPORTUNITY TO RETAIL ORIENTAL RUGS.
AREFUL carpet dealers who note
the signs of the times and
the trend of business must
now feel that they should carry
Oriental rugs or increase their
assortment if they are already
handling them. Hardwood
floors are certainly creating an
increased demand for fine rugs
and the Orientals are coming
in for a good share of the trade.
The plan offered by Vantine
& Co. on page 76 is worth}' of
every dealer's consideration. This firm will consign to
any reputable dealer an assortment of Oriental rugs valued
from ^500 upward. The dealer can make his own selec-
tion or a careful selection will be made for him by Van-
tine & Co. . The dealer is not called upon to pay for the
goods inside of a stipulated time, which, at this season of
the year, gives him an opportunity to turn them over be-
fore the time of pa3'ment arrives. After the lapse of the
consignment period he can return any part of the goods up
to one-half the amount of the consignment. This plan
gives a dealer double the quantity of stock he desires to
carry, for he can select a consignment of an amount twice
as large as the quantity he would purchase if buying the
goods outright, as he is allowed to return one-half of them
under the agreement. Vantine & Co. have carried out
this plan during the past two seasons with excellent re-
sults to those trj'ing it. Their reputation in the business
community is a sufficient guarantee that the dealer will
obtain square treatment in the transaction, and, as has been
said, this is an excellent time of the year to give the plan
a trial. We would thank our readers who write to Van-
tine & Co. on this subject to refer to The Review.
The trade are evidently interested in the new patent
hardwood stair cover made by the D. Walker Manufactur-
ing Company. An illustration of hardwood stairs covered
with carpet pads and fastened by this new device is given
on page 97. Every carpet dealer should investigate its
On page 7 Fritz & La Rue announce that they are in
receipt of large invoices of their choice and exclusive
novelties in China and Japan mattings, and can make-
prompt shipments. The busy retail season will soon be
here, and it behooves retailers to have a good supply
on hand, and no better attractions can be found than those
offered by this popular Philadelphia house. They also
offer an exceedingly fine assortment of Turkish, Persian
and India carpets in large sizes.
Lord & Taylor have made a big advance in their cut
order business this season, and are demonstrating their
ability to fill hurry orders promptly. Their large re-
sources in stock and facilities for making up carpets
assure satisfaction to the retailer. A growing feature
with them is the wholesaling of carpetings in the roll, as
well as in cut orders, and buyers will find them in a posi-
tion to offer attractive inducements in full pieces.
THE WORCESTER WILTONS AND BRUSSELS.
THE Worcester Carpet Company, of Worcester, Mass.,
have received their usual liberal share of the busi-
ness done in Wiltons and Brussels, and with an active re-
tail trade they look for good duplicates before the season
closes. No concern in the trade has done more to main-
tain the popularity of Brussels during the past few years
than the Worcester Company. They have been extremely
liberal in their outlay for new designs, and have kept
their goods up to a high point of attractiveness in the
matters of style and quality. Brussels are just as good a
carpet as at any time in their history, and we think it is to
the interest of every retailer to maintain the favor of the
fabric which is unsurpassed in wearing qualities.
QUICK DELIVERY OF CARPET SEWING MACHINES.
To meet hurry calls for carpet sewing machines, J. C.
Taft, Providence, R. I., has made up a supply of his
hand and power machines and will be able to ship them
immediately upon receipt of orders. These machines can
be readily set up by purchasers and installed in working
order within a day or two. As stated in Mr. Taft's an-
nouncement on page 94, these machines are guaranteed to
sew any kind of carpeting and will sew Ingrains with the
over and over stitch Fullest particulars will be cheer-
fully furnished upon application to the manufacturer,
J. C. Taft, 40 Friendship street, Providence, R. I.
The Kingston rug fastener is built on sound principles
and performs its work with ease and certainty. A glance
at the illustration on another page will show that it re-
quires no holes in the floor to catch dust and become-
clogged with dirt. At a time when everybody is buying
rugs no carpet dealer can afford to be without a stock of
his clever device.
Some very attractive printed Japanese rugs are shown
by A. A. Vantine & Co. They are named Wariato and
come in sizes 1.6x3, 2x4, 3.6x5 and 3x6 feet and are sold
at 7j4 cents per square foot. The Mima-Satta jute rugs
are shown in entirely new patterns, reproducing Oriental
effects in very handsome, rich colorings. They are high
class quality and sell at 9^ cents per square foot, and are
in sizes from 1.6x3 to 12x15 feet.
The carpet sweeper manufactured by the King Carpet
Sweeper Company, Grand Rapids, Mich., is so constructed
that the mere act of sweeping causes the forward dust pan
to drop down to the surface of the carpet in such a posi-
tion that it must catch and retain all of the dust and dirt
which the action of the
brush takes from the
carpet, it being impos-
sible for any of it to
"shoot through" un-
der the pan. The great
importance of this
special feature of the
King sweeper can be
easily understood by dealers, and in connection with its
perfect construction, excellent finish, &c., may well justify
the prompt and wide appreciation which the sweeper has
already found in the market. Write to the manufacturers
for circulars and prices.
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AROUND AND ABOUT.
/^ORK. shavings, hitherto a waste product, are now utilized
in the manufacture of linoleum. A cargo of 700
bales was recently landed at Philadelphia from Palamos, a
comparatively unknown Spanish port. The shipment
came on the British steamship Avydene, which vessel, like
many others of the same type of ocean craft, brought it
along to pay running expenses, the important feature of
her run being to secure an outward cargo of grain. The
shavings are the clippings and remnants secured from the
Spanish factories after the best parts have been cut up for
"The Marquette (Mich.) Mining Journal says: " S. John-
son & Co. are putting oil cloth to a new use at their
general merchandise establishment. It is being used to
cover the ceilings of their storerooms. It is pasted on in
a manner similar to wall paper, with borders to match.
Over the joints will be tacked moldings, giving it much
the appearance, when finished, of an iron ceiling, nicely
"The idea was suggested to Mr. Johnson by certain
manufacturers of oil cloths. They claim that they have
given the material a thorough test in decorating ceilings,
and that it makes a better looking, as well as more serv-
iceable, ceiling than anything else heretofore used. They
claim that when the ceiling is dirty it can be washed with
soap and water, while a dirty wood or iron ceiling will
have to be repainted. Then they also say that the oil
cloth is almost as lasting as either of the other two ma-
terials, and that it will look well for a longer time than
wood, as the latter will warp and crack. "
MousEKEEPERs should remember that the Buffalo beetle
makes its appearance as early in the year as in
February or March, and the eggs should be very care-
fully looked after at this time. An entomologist is
authority for the statement that these insects are found
during the winter in cracks of the floor and crevices
beneath the baseboards, and that old cloths saturated with
kerosene or benzine and stuffed in these places are the
best method to exterminate them. If allowed to propa-
gate in the spring and infest the house, corrosive sub-
limate is most useful in destroying them. A word of advice
is to mix this drug in a wide mouthed earthen jar in the pro-
portion of one teaspoonful of corrosive sublimate to 2
quarts of boiling water. In applying it to rugs or carpets
the best method is to hang them over a line, then dip a
whisk kept for the purpose into the liquid, shaking it off
against the inside of the jar. Carefully brush the rug on
both the right and wrong sides, using only enough of the
solution to slightly dampen the outside. The liquid will
not injure any textile fabric, but, as it is very poisonous,
should be used with great care.
IN the whist column of the Sunday Sun of March 20 Mr.
Foster, under the heading "A Remarkable Hand,"
tells this remarkable stor}^ :
The major is noted for his luck in holding trumps, but is always
complaining that he has never held more than nine in one hand.
The other day the deuce of clubs was turned up on his left, and the
major found he held twelve trumps and the ace of diamonds. His
partner led the ace of spades, on which the major smilingly dis-
carded the ace of diamonds, whereupon the dealer trumped it with
the turned up deuce. The major bought the drinks.
A correspondent writes to ask if it can be possible that
the player referred to could be our Major Bailey. The
whist editor of The Review has no hesitation in replying
Had our major held the hand he would have made a
skyrocket play by trumping his partner's ace with his ace
of clubs. When his partner had stopped using bad words
he would have led the three of clubs, and then exposed
his hand on the table, and invited his opponents to call for
any lead they desired. In that case the club, and not the
major, would have paid for the drinks.
LEEDOM'S STOCK IN NEW YORK.
A CARD from Thos. L. Leedom & Co. in our "Special
Notice" columns states that they have ready for im-
mediate delivery at their New York salesroom a stock of
their Art Squares, Smyrna rugs and Ingrain carpets.
This stock is for the convenience of dealers wishing to
sort up, and it will be advisable to write to Thos. L.
Leedom & Co., 115 Worth street. New York, when in a
hurry for the above named goods.
TEN PER CENT. DISCOUNT ON ORIENTAL RUGS.
0^f page 17 Yardum Brothers & Co., the Oriental rug
importers, announce that in view of clearing out
stock prior to new importations for fall they have decided
to allow a special discount of 10 per cent, in addition to
the usual trade discount on all purchases during the next
few weeks. The firm will demonstrate to callers or those
who write that this is a bona fide offer. Mr. Armen
Yardum is soon to leave for an extended trip through the
Orient, and the firm take this method of reducing stock
before his departure to purchase fall goods.
They have a good assortment of Oriental rugs and
carpets in various grades, including many fine Persians,
and close buyers will find this an opportunity worth inves-
An illustration of the manner in which W. T. Smith &
Son please the palates of the trade is given in their an-
nouncement in this number. They believe in producing
something out of the ordinary, and hence their great suc-
cess and present big trade in Art Squares and large Smyrna
carpets. They have positive novelties in styles and color-
ings in these goods, besides a particularly large line of
grades and sizes, and are right in predicting that their
goods will sell freely .
The Iran Company, importers of Oriental rugs, carpets
and decorative fabrics, are constantly receiving invoices of
goods from the East, and are in a position to offer excep-
tionally strong inducements to all dealers who handle
Oriental rugs, &c. H. H. Costikyan, president of the com-
pany, and L. H. Costikyan, its secretary, are thoroughly
experienced in the trade, and possess special facilities and
connections in the Orient which enable them to interest
any buyer. See their advertisement on page 95 of this
iLTHOUGH there has been a marked falHng off
in the business done by the jobbing houses
in upholstery goods, the season as a whole
has shown very good results. Manufac-
turers of lace curtains and heavy draperies
have had orders which have kept them well
Chenilles continue to show improvement
and the outlook is so favorable that some
makers will show an unusual line of new patterns for next
Retail trade is opening well in the East, as it had al-
ready done in the West.
p^'ABRics of cotton, silk and tinsel. In the case of H. H.
Schwietering & Co. against the collector at New
York, the Board of General Appraisers decided as fol-
The goods here in question are fancy jacquard figured, loom woven
fabrics in the piece, apparently de.signed for trimming or uphol-
stery purposes, about 51 centimetres wide, in different colors, the
warp threads consisting wholly of cotton and the filling of silk tram
and double cotton threads covered with metal tinsel, lame or lahn,
these latter threads being so thrown upon the surface of the fabric
as to impart to it the appearance of being composed in chief value
of gold or gilt threads. These goods were assessed for duty at 45
per cent, ad valorem under the provisions of paragraph 303, act of
August 28, 1894, and are claimed to be dutiable at 35 per cent, ad
valorem either under paragraph 177 or paragraph 264 of said act.
Samples, representing seven qualities of these goods, were sub-
mitted to the appraiser at this port for analytical examination by an
expert in his department. It appears from that officer's report, and
we so find as facts, that the silk component varied in the respective
samples from 46.91 per cent, to 58.59 percent.; cotton from 31.01
per cent, to 43.08 per cent., and metal from 10.01 per cent, to 14.02
per cent., silk being in each instance the component material of
The protests are accordingly overruled and the assessment of
duty affirmed in each case.
/^OTTON Borders for Curtains. — In the case of Hees,
Macfarlane, & Co. against the collector at Detroit
the Board of General Appraisers decided as follows:
The goods here in question, which were invoiced from Notting-
ham, England, as " window shade lace, cotton," consist of white
and different color manufactures of cotton, varying in width from
about 4 to 6 inches, comprising figures and openwork effects in
different designs, and having one straight and one escalloped or
otherwise uneven border. They appear to have been, and we find
that they were, "made on the Nottingham lace curtain machine or
on the Nottingham warp machine."
These goods were assessed for duty at 60 per cent, ad valorem
under the provision for laces or lace articles in paragraph 339, act
of July 34, 1897, anda'e claimed to be dutiable under the proviso to
paragraph 340 of said act.
Paragraph 340, under which the claim is made, provides for "lace
window curtains, pillow shams and bed sets, finished or unfinished,
made on the Nottingham lace curtain machine or on the Nottingham
warp machine." The goods in question are neither window curtains,
pillow shams nor bed sets, finished or unfinished. They are laces,
and may be used upon window curtains of any kind, whether made
upon the Nottingham lace curtain machine or on the Nottingham
warp machine, or otherwise. Indeed they jiiay be used for pur-
poses other than as parts of window curtains.
The protests are overruled and the assessment of duty affirmed.
DURING the past two weeks the following buyers have
been in the New York market :
P. Hagedorn, of Hagedorn & Merz, West Point, Ga.
C. A. Winsor, for the Hartwell-Richards Company, Providence.
W. Morrison, of H. L. Morrison's Sons, Ashtabula, Ohio.
C. L. Snyder, for John A. Roberts & Co., Utica, N. Y.
I. Strouss, of Strouss & Hirshberg, Youngstown, Ohio.
C. Arnold, of H. H. Arnold & Son, Huntington, Ind
A. E. Dickieson, of Dickieson & Co., Holyoke, Mass.
D. England, of England Brothers. Pittsfield, Mass.
F. Millington, for Pardridge & Netcher, Chicago.
C. E. Bennett, of Bennett, Morgan & Co., Binghamton, N. Y.
C. H. Bissell, of C. H. Bissell & Co., Southington, Conn.
B. Bradley, of Bradley Brothers, Decatur, 111.
V. S. Wise, of Wiler & Wise, Logansport, Ind.
J. McLaren, for the Wm. Hengerer Company, Buffalo, N. Y.
P. Murray, of Smith & Murray, Springfield, Mass.
H. B. Sabilla, of J. A. Davidson & Co., Port Huron, Mich.
S. N. Hirschfield, Corry, Pa.
C. W. Woodin, of C. W. Woodin & Co., Lancaster, Ohio.
A. Brian, of Brian Brothers, Salem, Ohio.
W. T. Marsh, of the Boston Store, Glens Falls, N. Y.
F. E. Bacon, of F. E. Bacon &. Co., Rome, N. Y.
C. F. Jackson, of the Hoyt & Jackson Company, Norwalk, Ohio.
W. M. McLean, of Hills, McLean & Haskins, Binghamton, N. Y.
A. M. Reiber, of A. M. Reiber & Brother, Butler, Pa.
J. Cleland, of Cleland, Simpson & Taylor, Scranton, Pa.
E. H. Hanna and Daniel Griffin, of Hanna & Griffin, Oswego, N. Y.
Continued on page J2.
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W. M. Rettew, of Watt, Rettew & Clay, Norfolk, Va.
W. J. Almond, of the C. H. Almond Dry Goods Company, Lynch-
J. Shand, of Watt & Shand, Lancaster, Pa.
j. S. Bizzell, of Bizzell Brothers & Co., Goldsboro, N. C.
George L. Heyman, of Heyman, Herz & Co., West Point, Ga.
H. Morris, of J. B. Morris & Son, Watkins, N. Y.
W. M. Moffat, of S. S. Mofifatt & Son, Madison, Ind.
George S. Rodock, of G. S, Rodock & Co., Frederick, Md.
L. W. Bachman, of the Marsh & Bachman Company, Hudson, N. Y.
L. D. Parker, of C. S. Parker & Co., Piqua. Ohio.
D. M. Edwards, of E. M. Edwards & Son, Syracuse, N. Y.
F. D. Miller, of Miller Brothers, Westminster, Md.
T. E. Kenny, for Shepard & Co., Providence.
L. Eichberg, of L Eichberg & Son, Alexandria, Va.
W. C. Hager, of Hager & Brothers, Lancaster, Pa.
E. P. Johnson, Oberlin, Ohio.
E. F. lones, of Jones & Audette, Jamestown. N. Y.
E. A. Knowlton, Rochester, Minn.
C. Kunkle, of Kunkle & Good, Ashland, Ohio.
George E. Lorch, of G. E. Lorch & Brother, Pittsburg.
lames Levi, of J. Levi & Co.. Dubuque, la.
W. S. French, of Wm. E. French & Co., Evansville, Ind.
Max Heller, for Lit Brothers, Philadelphia.
J. F. Starkey, Jr., of J. F. Starkey & Son, Phcenixville, Pa.
S. F. Osborn, for the Miller & Peck Company, Waterbury, Conn.
W. H. Parcher, for the John Shillito Company, Cincinnati.
G. B. Beadle, of Carroll. Beadle & Mudge, Rochester, N. Y.
Daniel England, of England Brothers, Pittsfield, Mass.
L. E. Judson, of Judson & Smart, Painesville, Ohio.
C. J. Balle, of John Kuhn & Co.. Mount Clemens, Mich.
W. A. Upham, of the Upham-Brouse Company, Akron, Ohio.
George Murphy, of the Murphy Dry Goods Co., Sherman, Tex.
S. D. Currier, Youngstown, Ohio.
Alex. Grant, of the Grant Dry Goods Company, Zanesville, Ohio.
H. Weil, of Goetter, Weil & Co., Montgomery, Ala.
N. Gunlefinger, of Gunlefinger & Brother, Warren. Ohio.
J. W. McGehee, of McGehee Brothers, Clarksville, Tenn.
John Lersch, of John Lersch & Co., Elyria, Ohio.
C S. Mason, of Maso'n Brothers, Boone, la.
A. E Woods, for Reid & Huges, Waterbury, Conn,
C. E. Bell, of Bell Brothers, Olean, N. Y.
C. H. Carroll, of the Carroll Dry Goods Co., Rochester, N. Y.
A. L. Conklin, of Howald & Conklin, Columbus, Ohio.
J. C. Putnam, of AUman & Putnam, Massillon, Ohio.
Andrew Foster, Johnstown, Pa.
George B. Holmes, of Grant & Holmes, EUenville, N. Y.
G. F. Peabody, of C. J. Pettibone & Co., Appleton, Wis.
J. C. Wallace, of J. D. Wallace & Son, Indiana, Pa.
J. M. Allen, of Allen, Stephenson & Co., Knoxville, Tenn.
G. Lorch, of G. E. Lorch & Brother, Pittsburg.
Salem Hyde, of Neal & Hyde, Syracuse, N. Y.
F. E. Mack, for Woodward & Lothrop, Washington, D. C.
J. B. Stephens, Geneva, Ohio.
W. F. Gage, of Gage & Hayden, Albert Lea, Minn.
Chas. Shupp, Plymouth, Pa.
J. C. O'Brien, Fulton, N. Y.
J. E. Stone, of J. E. Stone & Co., Oneida, N. Y.
P. T. Watt, of Watt & Shand, Lancaster, Pa.
T. M. Rockwell, of Tuttle & Rockwell, Hornellsville, N. Y.
H. W. Hildreth, for Almy, Bigelow & Washburn, Salem, Mass.
W. B. Hislop and A. Angus, of W. B. Hislop & Co., Auburn, N. Y.
A. McCallum, of A. McCallum & Co., Northampton, Mass.
W. H. Gates, for Hower & Higbee, Cleveland, Ohio.
C. S. Sanborn, of Burrows & Sanborn, Lynn, Mass.
M. T. Garvin, of M. T. Garvin & Co.. Lancaster, Pa.
L. Koenig, Lewistown, Pa.
D. Rothschild, of Rothschild Brothers, Ithaca, N. Y.
F. W. Garant, of the Saratoga (N. Y.) Dry Goods Company.
George H. Lewis, for Thomas S. Glover, Warsaw, N. Y.
J. B. Hewitt and L. J. Sraurr, of J. B. & H. Hewitt, Batavia, N. Y.
H. H. Rockwell, of Rockwell Brothers, Wellsville, N. Y.
Andrew Dobbie, Columbus, Ohio.
S. J. Goetter. of Goetter, Weil & Co., Montgomery, Ala.
S. Watkins, of S. & C Watkins, Henderson, N. C.
A. A. Cobb, of Chillas, Adler & Cobb, South Bend, Ind.
R. H. Drane, of R. H. Drane & Co., Piedmont, W. Va.
S. Sycle, of Julius Sycle & Son, Richmond, Va.
T. B. Brown, Bradford, Pa.
H. C. Underwood, of T. O. Hamlin & Co., Penn Yan, N. Y.
F. KildulT, of Killduff Brothers, La Salle, 111.
George S. Beall, Columbus, Ohio.
C. J. Anderson, of G. W. Anderson & Son, Richmond, Va.
George E. Algir, of Algir & Tyo, Ogdensburg, N. Y.
H. Hevenor, of the Salamanca (N. Y.) Co-operative Mercantile Co.
Henry F. Weber, of Henry F. Weber & Co., Lowville, N. Y.
J. P. SuUivan, of J. P. &- M. Sullivan, Elmira, N. Y.
J. Simpson, of Cleland. Simpson & Taylor, Scranton, Pa.
C. H. Bissell, of C. H. Bissell & Co., Southington, Conn.
F. S. Emmet, of Emmet & Fiery, Martinsburg, W. Va.
E. B. Jeffcoat, for the C. H. Rowe Company, Pittsburg.