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All Dressed Up in their Holiday Clothes.
few Stock.-New Men.-New Capital
ERE TO STAY AND BETTER THAN EVER.
HE NEW LONDON CLOTHING CO..
WILL STAUT Till: HALL KOLLIXK.
Men's Overcoats at a bargain.
Ctf ?Storra Overcoat?,
-f Chinchilla Ovei coats,
5i $ Dress Box Overcoats,
Dress Overcoat?, all Shades, the Crown,
Irish Frieze Overcoats.
$ 5 00 for $ ISO
7 50 " 3.00
10.00 6 00
15.00 " 9.78
1S.00 " 1150
Men s Suits at a bargain.
Good Substantial Suits, - $ 6.C0 fur $ 2.10 p
Elegant Suits, Sacks and Cutaways, 9.00 li 5 00j irT
Elegant Dress Suits, in Many Styles, 12 00 " 7.65 ()
Suitssold the world over, - - 15.00 " 10.00
Genuine Tailor-Made Suits, - 20.00 ' 14.00 1 fJ"
Mens Suits at a bargain.
Men's Pants at a bargain.
1 Men's Pants.
11 Wool Pants,
DieS9 Pants, Wool and Worsted,
0 75 for
4 00 :
Men's Pants at a bargain.
.59 1 CT
Furnishing Goods at a bargain.
V 3-PJy Linen Collars,
Wire isnckie tnxspenciers,
$100 to 1 25
$0 15 for $0.02J
.25 " .09 fD
.50 " .18 2
Furnishing Goods at a bargain.
An immense line of Boys and Children's
Clothing almost at YOUR OWN PRICE.
For the Holiday Trade at the ONE PRICE
New Lnin Cluing Company.
P- S. We have yet about $12,000 worth of goods of the former stock, odds and ends, to
which we will continue to apply the knife until disposed of. .
IT S A MERRY WAB.
That Washington Contest for
THE WHOLE FIELD AGAINST CEISP,
And That Gentleman's Friends Claiming
the Earth Mill Alio figure an Esti
mate that Fata Him In the Chair, on
Paper-t-White Hatch la Sanguine That
Hi Little Boom Will Grow to Gigantic
Proportions The Caucus Called Tor To
morrow Afternoon Secretary Foster's
Illness Official Notes.
Washington-, Dec. 4. The field against
Crisp is the situation of the speakership
contest now. Whether the field can center
upon any one man
now in the race or
a new man, is the
question asked on
ail sides. Crisp has
lead, but is some
distance rora the
goal, while the oth
er candidates are a
considerable d i s
tance in the rear.
Wilson, of West ;.'
Virginia, is men
tioned as the man ' W. H. HATCH,
most likely to be taken up if McMilliu,
Springer, aud Hatch are dropped by ther
supporters. Xo break in their lines was
effected yesterday, thonah several efforts
iu that direction were made, especially
mong t lie Springer forces.
Tried to iollle the ltndgers.
The attempt was made to draw from
Sprinerer his Wisconsin continsent, and
i-x Secretary Vilas was credited with en
gineering the movement. His friends,
however, deny that lie is interfering in
the speakership fiht. He wan at Spriug
ers headquarters several hours last night.
The headquarters of the different aspir
ants were crowded l ist night and the tit
most good feeliug prevailed. Judge Hol
man, of Indiana, the caucus chairman, ar
rived last night, but did not visit any of
the headquarter. He refused to express
his preference, stating that the Indiana
delegation would meet today to discua
The Call for the Canons.
At the request of all the candidates he
issued the following official call last night
for the meeting of the caucus:
There will bo a mcetincof the Democratic
nu mbers of the house of representatives at
the hall of the Iioutou Saturday. IVe. 5,
at 2 p. m.. for the purpose of nominal inc can
didate tor the oftires of the house of repre
sentative for the Kifty-MH-ond empress.
ineil V. S. Holm ax. Chairman.
oiueloly Figuring too Heavily.
It is said t hat - Hi members were in the
city last night. It is expected thatn.t
more than iri members will be present at
the caucus. The total Democratic mem
bership is placed at 2:!3; but as a matter of
course candidates will not be present,
and voting. The claims of the several
andidates on the first ballot are: Crisp
IS: Mills 67; Springer 5St; Mc.Millin 2lt;
Hatch 13. This total gives more votes
than tbire are Democratic members, o
that somebody is overestimating his
st rengt h.
Cri.p Men Claiming the Karlh.
The Crip men claim that they cannot
bs beaten, and with the other candidates,
except Mills out of the race, the vote will
stand Crisp, 132; Mills, !. The Crisp
people explain that the ninety-nine votes
that are hero given Mills are all that
Crisp is not sure of, aud that Mills will
not get more than seventy-live They are
absolutely certain, tbey say, of l;w votes
in this tontinseucy, and will probably
add some twenty votes that in this calcu
lation are given to Mills.
STATEMENT OF MILLS MEN.
They Claim l'irt Votes in the Caucus,
Cnongh to Win the Ki?ht.
The Mills people do not concede this,
and Hatch. McMiliiti and Springer all say
they-will be iu at the finish. The Milia
workers gave out. the following statement
last eight: "We have been giving out
onr figures freely and iu detail today.
They are open to the inspection of all
members. We counted on the varyingaud
extravagant statements of Mr. Crisp re
acting upon him, and preferred not to give
our figures until the members had arrived
and committed themselves. The Crisp es-
timatesbave varied from 145 to seventy
five or less, beginning at the former figure
and running down to the latter.
Forty-Two Members Fncoraiiiitted.
"A careful summary -places forty-two
members yet uncommitted. Of those
committed thirteen are for Hatch, sixteen
lor Mc.Millin, thirty-six lor ispnuger.fifty
four for Crisp and sixty-seven for Mills.
These with the five candidates not voting,
Watson Georgia) -"vot ing with the Al
liance and Kyan (Missouri) detained at
home by a broken leg, make 235, the full
Democratic vote. Of course both Crisp
and Mills will get a larger rote than is
now assured. Iudeed all the candidates
may draw from the forty-two votes un
declared. Our strong point is that we
can succeed without any of this vote. Of
the vote for Springer, Hatch and McMil
lin we clim fifty-nine second choice sure.
F.sert to Gain from Springer.
"This with the sixty-seven we now have
gives na 186 on final ballot, or ten votes
more than enough to nominate. That
would be 106 for Crisp and 1W for Mills, or
a majority of twenty-one. Crisp will get
nearly his entire strength on 'the first
ballot, while much of the Mills vote may
be locked up with Springer or other
friends. There is certain to be considera
ble concentration before the caucus
meets, and even if there is not, we have
but to resist the effect of schemes and
noise and the victory ia certainly ours.
Our actual majority will be larger than
given here, as of course we will get
large proportion of those at present in the
. Batch Is Certain, Also.
At the headquarters of Hatch hi sup
porters felt very certain of success.- One
of his principal lieutenants Mid that Mr.
Hatch, while gaining no votes, was hold
ing his own. The fact that Mc.Millin and
Hatch war not lowing strength, seems to
indicate Itbat the five, orouiineut candi
dates nil euier tne caucus. Toe support
ers of Hatch assert that he is unfriendly
to none of the principal candidates, aud
they look upon his chances as a compro
mise candidate as even better thau Mc
Mihin's or Spai tiger's.
Endorsed Kerr for Clerk.
At a meeting of the executive commit
tee of the Democratic state central com
mittee of Pennsylvania, held here last
night, Mr. Kerr was unanimously en
dorsed for the position of clerk ef ths
house of representatives, aod a committee
was doa'gnated to represent Pennsylvania
at the meeting of the national Democratic
executive committee to be held in this
city Dec. 8.
SECRETARY FOSTER'S ILLNESS.
Ha tYill Not Be Able to Do Duty for
f Several Weeks.
Washington-, Dec 4. An unfounded
rumor was put in circulation yesterday
that Secretary Foster's illness had taken
a dangerous turn, and that Dr. J. B.
Hamilton, formerly surgeon general of
the marine hospital service, had been sent
for from Chicago to take charge of the
case. Dr. Hamilton is in charge of the
case, but he has not been sent for from
Chicago. He chanced to be here when the
secretary returned from New York and
became ill, and as he had previously at
tended the secretary he wa summoned.
This was nearly two weeks ao.
Dot of Danger but Very Weak.
He considers the secretary out of dan
ger, but insists that he be kept perfectly
quiet as he is still weak, and that a re
lapse might come from over-exertion. He
thinks that the secretary may be able to
drive out on Saturday or Sunday if the
weather keep fine, and if the patient
keeps on in, proving the doctor may let
him start south by the latter part of next
week. It is stated that Secretary Foster
will not be able to return to duly at the
treasury for several weeks.
The Cliirugo Anareh!st Case.
W.vsmxiiWiqi. Dec. 4 The Chicago an
archist cases have been reassigned for ar
gument in the United States supreme
court at the head of the call on Monday,
the 21st inst. The order was made yes
terday on the motion of Mr. C. D. Bar
rett, counsel for Fielden and Schwab, and
with the couseut of Mr George Hunt, at
torney general ol the state of Illinois,
AN IMMIGRATION LAW POINT.
It Operates in One Cae Like the Chinese
New Yokk, Dec. 4. A case which arose
at the barge office brings to light some
points about the present immigration
law which legislation could improve. The
cise is that of Benjamin Hollowell, who
was one of the Aurania'sstreerage passen
gers. He was accompanied by his wife
and two children, and when the trio ar
rived and were examined it was discov
ered that the Jiead of the family was in
sane. Farther iuquiry elicted the fact
that Hollowell aud his wile have been in
the country eighteen years. He is a loom
worker by trade, and when he, first came
to the country settled iu 1'aterson, N. J.
Went Acro the Water for Health.
By thriit and industry the family ac
cumulated a snug little sum, which was
invested in real estate. According to an
affidavit filed Wednesday t his property
was valued at $C. 000. Last January Hol
lowell 's health became very bad, aud his
mind being also unsettled, a viMt to bis
native land was ai'vised. The family
at i led away and returned by the Aurania.
When landed at the barge office Holio
well had iu his possession a declaration in
writing to become an American citizn.
Will jo to a Civil Court.
General O'Brien, who conducted the
investigation, decided to debar on the
ground that, he is an insaue person. As
there was no reason for detaining the oth
ers the wife and children Were told that
they were free to go. The wife refused to
dewrt her husband, and remained with
him at the barge, office. The case was re
ferred to Assistant Secretary of the Treas
ury Nettleton, who sustained the decision
of General O'Brien. No one claimed that
this decision was a perfectly just one, but
according to the rules of the treasury
department it is in accordance with law.
The case will be tested in a civil court.
New Presidential Fostofrlres.
Washington-, Dec 4. The following
named postofliees will become presiden-
tial ones on Jan. 1, ISO J: Albion, Gol
conda, Greenfield, Oakland, Postville,
and Staunton, Ills.; Garner and Oelwein,
la.; Cass City aud Beading Mich., and
Hartford, Wis. The salaries of these
offices range between 1,000 and $1,300 per
AN EVERY-DAY OCCURRENCE.
The Kobbery f an express tar This
lime in (em-ia.
Birmingham, Ala.. Dec. 4 The mid
night south-bound express on the Tennes
see, Virginia and Georgia railway was
held up and robbed by two masked men
three miles east of Rome, Ga., near a
curve, yesterday. Engineer Barrett saw
a lantern waved frantically across the
track and slopped the train. Two men
got on between the coaches and express
car. Locking the passenger tar door they
entered the express car aod covered Bag
gage Master Lewis with pistols.
Had to Hold I p His Hands.
Lewis nfut-ed at first, to hold up his
hands, but when threatened with death
obeyed. The keys to the safe were found
and then the robbers pulled the bellcord.
As the train flowed up they got off and
took lo the woods. It is believed they got,
less than 11,000. Officers with blood
hounds are on the trail of the robbers,
who are supposed to be railroad men, as
tbey were iu possession of lanterns and
keys belonging to the company. -
Disgrace of a Bay Mate Lawyer.
Boston, lec. 4. Dauiel M. Lannan,
a member of the Suffolk bar, was con
victed of larceny from a client in the su
perior criminal court yesterday, and sen
tenced to eighteen months' imprisonment
in the house of correction, and his dis
barment was ordered by the court.
Met In a Historle Roods.
Xkw York, Dec. 4. The Sons of the
Revolution met yesterday in the . long
room in France's Tavern, where George
Washington bade farewell to his compan
ions, Dec. 1785, and elected efflcert for
the ensuing t.:-.r
Mrs. Anthony, the mother of Judge An
thony, of Chicago, died at Sterling, Ills.
Ed. Feeback fell down the shaft of the
Porter mine at Carthage, Mo., and was
Mrs. Elizabeth Dodge died, at D.tmaris
cotta. Me., aged over 100 years. Her sister
lived to be Hli
David & Butler, dry goods, Nashville.
, have assigned. Liabilities, (38,160; asseta,
good value not stated.
Mrs. Schulte, of Hardin county, low?,
is suspected of having poisoned her hus
band, William Schulte.
Prince Bismarck took part in the debate
in the kreistag of Katzeburg Wednesday,
and was cordially received.
A loss of f28,000 was caused by fire
started by a dust explosion in the drug
mill of Murray & Nickel!, Chicago.
D. J. Boyce's coal and lumber yard and
other property at Plain field, N. J., was
destroyed by fire. Loss, $150,000; insur
The budget committee of the German
reichstag baa voted 900,000 marks to bo
devoted to providing a German exhibit at
the World's fair in Chicago in 183,
The chief of the ordnance bureau wants
H. itSOin for the next year's work on big
guns, etc., all but about $030,000 being for
the armament of vessels now authorized.
The negotintions for the redemption of
duties oa Unittd Stales imports to the
British West Indiau colonies show there
is a great discrimination in favor of other
A conference of the state oflicials of the
Farmers' Alliance and many local organ
izars was held at Eau Claire, with the ob
ject of extending the organization
Dr. O. W. Owen, of Detroit, has dug
out' a story from Shakespeare by which
he finds that Lord Bacon was the son of
Queen Elizabeth and Earl of ' Leicester.
Come again Brother Ignatius.
Two widows are claiming the estate o!
Joel H. Carter, of San Francisco, aud
have wisely agreed to settle the matter
without goirjg to law about it. They and
their children are all liviug in the same
- Nine children, of Grand Rapids, Micb.,
umlerwent the operation of excision -f
pari of their cuticle for the benefit of a
young friend whose arm had been badly
scalded. The skiu was grafted and the
operation will prooably be successful.
CrlK'AdO Dec. 3.
Follow lnt were the quotations on the board
of trade to-day: Wheat December, opened
'T.e. closed" WJe; January, opened lg-,
closed (tag : Slay, opened Tc, closed 977c.
Com December, opened 47c. closed 4TTc,
January, opened 4-'Heo. close I 42io; May,
0. cnrd 4?, elosed 41' c Oats-December.
o;eiie i 3 Hie, ciosed 31: ; January, opened
. el 's.'d ; Slay, ot ened Stifle, closed
1'ork December, opened $.10, closed
January, oyencd tll.to. closed $11.07:
May. o;rnel Sil.-1. elo-d JU.Wi. Lard
December, opened clneed 5.92lit.
Live Mock Prices at the Union Htock yards
ranged as (oilons: . Jlogs-Market . active
on racking and (.hiprintr account, but feeling
weak: pens ate full of hog, and car loads re
maining on si.le trai-ks; . prices fully lOo
lower: tales ranged at $2.2iia) pls, fai5
f.i:t 4 hKht. S3.4 S3..1 ronirh packing. $3.40
ft? :i.7J mixed, and J3.5.V3.1.W heary packing
an t shipping lots.
. Cattle .Market rather active on local and
sUirping adaiinl, an.l prices fairly well
supported; Quotation- rauged at $Y8J8.40
choice to extra i-hippinu steers, tS.St.ft")
pood to choice do, fcC-i $.. 10 fair to good, J3.0J
d.i4.ii common to me lium do, ti.fr 144.25 butch
er..' frieers. $l.S.in&iK.i eto-.-Kers. f-'.OUrfiaiW
Texans. w'.4 4i4.L'"i rans?rs. $:;.5&3.4') feed
en. il.M nnvs, tl.iXj'.T) bull, and $2.Zi
t! ".,'." veai cnlve
Mieep -MarKet rat'i-r active anl price
we.l mainlaine I; notations ranged at J3..tOJ4
4.70 westerns, ?S. V-iJ.i.tH natives and
l'man-v: Hntter Fancy separator. 20c per
ll: !r.!ries. fancy, fresh. SlaSe- packing stock,
f re-b. Wi I V. Kcirs - Kresh candled, lose off.
il 2k- per doz: ice house stock, ls'5ll9Hc.
Live poultry- Old hens, tic ir Hi; t-pring. 7c;
rooster. 4c; mixed turkeys. fcUte;
duck, niix-d. !V: g-ese, $-"i.t'-r;V.VI jier doz.
IVt.'.lots Home fcrowu, .13-V'e PT sack; Wis-ccn-in
aud Michih'u. co-jinio i to fair, au.-;
jro hi to choice, XVuS.- per Ira: sweet itat'ies '
Illinois. JJ.tK(t,t!.3o ir lihl: Jerseys. Si5UCiS..
tuiicy, .Ut. S.-J5. App.es-Common. S1.2V(ft
1. -Hl itr bnl: g $t.;.i eh .i n t. fancy.
S-'.iki-.i 'ranlK-rries '.)c tot. ;7.Via
per i.bl: Si'kMi.-'.tj per h .; .Icr-i vs, $u
New Vork jj
New Yt-r v. iV.-. X
Wheat No. 2 n-d win:-.'r c.t-li. 5l. iV t: He
cimlier. fl.iW;-: .Inuary, J-i.-i. '.i; Kibru
ary. il: V,i. t orn-No. ii mixed ejsii. I-V:
KeccmWr, fti-s, ; January. .-4:i; : February.
W40. Oats Jmil but steady: No. mixed
cash, 4ovc: IVce-nbcr, i:-. Jat.aary.
K'c. Kye-yuiet an.l . ste.idj : iLt
ltai ley Mcady: state a little ft color. Tic:
two-rowed state. C0c. fork ;ull; uewmeax.
iiTtf!l".7i. Lard -Quiet: January, .:.
Lhe Stock: Catlle-M ir.;cl arm, but no
tr.u'.iuu in U-rvch: dretstil beef, steady; na
tive slies IMjc p-r ib. Sheep and Lamb
Sheep, dull and ?c per "lb lower, lambs,
V4c lower sheep, :! SOfto per Hxl lbs;
lrtiuns. iVMafUO. Hops Nominally steady;
live hots, $'t.t&(i 4.U 1 ir lot) lbs.
IS ON TOP
Costs less than Half
and pleases much better
than the over-priced and
over- endorsed" kinds.
Judge for yourself.
n Cans. At your Grocer'