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✓ Negro Hands Asked for Interview. At Prisoner’s Request Mr. Pearson Prayed With Him. Officers Confident That He Will Confess. Ko New Evidence In The Case Made Public Thursday. Yesterday passed without any Impor tant evidence being disclosed In the Uraffam-Hanas murder oaee. Hut the authorities continued on In the same close manner of work that they basrt maintained from the first. Thus far they are very well pleased with their latoii and say that they will surely present « strong chain of etldenoe against Kdworc GratTam. On the other hand Mr.Cbarlei A. True, the attorney who has been re tu nod by Uratfaiu, expresses himself ai being satlsUed with the turn that affaln are taking Mr. True says that the stats has so lar been unable to dehnltely connect GratTam with the murder o: Clifford Mosher. Graffatn retains fall wontel oomposure at the Jail, lie rnakei little or no talk with anylaxly. Hut h< has sent for Sheriff I’earson a number ol times In order to talk with him. Uraffam has all along wanted very much to hays a ohanoe to talk with the sheriff, but th« latter does not cure to see this prlsouet and has so Informed him. 'The appear _ ..r ll.aris h»a nr* nhnrirul At. ttvnA* one would think that this fellow was dull ami heavy In mind and did not real)/, the enormity or toe charge under whlot fce is prisoner. Then at other times, hii action* will show that he Is not re pb eg in a tic as might he thought. In fact this ntgro from the South has become known to those who have had ooaaslon to see him on and off slnoe Ills arrest a* "the human puzzle." Major Smith of thi Salvation Army corps, said last eve nteg that Hands bad b?en at the hotel or the army on Pearl street on a number of different times during the winter. He first showed up durlrg tne early part of December and npxt appeared alorg about Christmas time. Major Smith remembers very plainly that Hands was one of the tlrst to come around to the barracks on Federal street for the tig dinner wbioh was served on Christmas day. Two or three.times he lodged at the Army hotel and had the requisite dime to pay for the lodging on each of these occasions • icjot one. Then he had no money and scrubbed the lloor In turn for belrg al lowed to remain over n'ght in the quar ter*. Hut it lathe belief of t he authorities i hat Hill Hands Is preoarlrg to lly slg rials of distress and that he Is more than llkelv to wsaken and that within a hhort time. Yesterday afternoon he sent for Sheriff Pearson and said he wanted to talk with him. The conversation took a religious turn. Sheriff Pearson was or coorie r'ght at home on this line and discoursed ai con siderable length with this stracg* black man from the South. Hands became greatly interested and then affected by this departure to rel.'glous topics. Final ly he ask«nl the sheriff to pray for him. Sheriff Pearson consented and kneeling down with tne n« g o offered a supoilca tlon. At 10 o'clock this morning the hearlrg In the coroner’s jury which adjourned Wednesday will be ooutlnued. It is llke y to ocoupy sever* 1>1 ay* as it is not prob able that half of the number of witnesses have yet testllied. A* stated in* the PliElSS yesterday, Jos Kelly, the slat prison con viol, with whom lira llam is jtlltir-td to hnVf* iiihiIm h rniuHrk ivmn! Irg a “deaf oi l lady,-*' and which, was not lorg afterwards to come up to vex him, will arrive in Portland tomorrow In order to tell h»s story before the jury. The officials nave no doubt that at the hearing which begins on Monday, prob able cuuse will be found against Graham so that ho will be bound over to the May term of the Superior court. GUERILLA WARFARE CONTINUES. Willemstad, Island of Curaooa,January ill—(via iluytlen cable)—Guerilla war fare continues in the eastern districts or Venezuela, but the reports of the victory of the government troops near Carupano In the state of liermudez are amply i-on tirnied. The victory scams to have been Ueolslve and the fighting was heavy. The papeis also report that 260 govern ment troops and a large number nt Insur gents were killed In ibe battle near Gas Cuevas ami it is rumored that the gov ernment troops committed great atroci ties. A Philadelphia firm of high standing has negotiated for the purchase ol Paloma, the larg*st coffee estate In Ven ezuela, for $400,000. The belier that the United States government has resolved to protect American citizens Horn unjust, official extortion is largely responsible for this transaction as well as for reoent important Investments in Venezuela. Another French cruiser has arrived at Uarupano. v What Shall We Have for Dessert ? This question arises in he family every day. Let us answer it today. Try Jell~o, a delicous and healthful dessert Pre pared in two minutes. No boiling! no' baking! simply add boiling water and set to cool. Flavors:—Lemon, Orange, Raspberry and Strawberry. Get a pack age at your grooere today, 10 eta. TAX BUCKET SHOPS. ffrnat* CominlttH Report* Antend meni To War ItrrcMHe Aet. Washington, January SI.—Tba rusts oommlttaa on Qnanoe today reported a number ef amendments to the war reve nue reduotlon not. A new asotlon Is added to the hill, wblob relates So a took transactions and covers the operations ol 'What are commonly known as “bosket shops.'' It Imposes a stamp tax of ana o«nt on eaoh hundred dollars in value or the merchandise covered or pretended to be coverrd, aod also a tax of two eenta on sarh hundred doilare on the face value ef nil stocks, bonds or other securities covered by even contract or transact ton. Xhars Is a proviso that payment of tbs tax shall not be construed to exempt any pereon association or corporation from any punishment provided by law for carrying on sooh business. All parsons or associations doing busi ness under this section shall tils a notlss under oath with a collector, giving the names of members and oftloers of the corporation, their residence and the place where the huelneas 1s carried on. Books must be kept by such arms showing all tranaaollona subject to In spection by collectors. Penalties are pro vided making It a misdemeanor If any provision of the sot shall not be oarrled out, flues of t’XJO to $1000 and Imprison ment of three months to two years being the penalty. the existing law relating to tbs tax on bill* of exchange Is amended to read as follows: "Bills of exohange (foreign) or letters of credit (including orders by tslegrapb or otherwise) for the payment of money Issued by express or otner companies or any person or nersons, drawn In, but payable out of the United States It drawn singly or otherwise than a set of three or more, according to the oustom of merchants and bankers, shall pay for a sum not exoeedlng $100, two cents and for eaoh $100 or fractional part thereof In excess of $100, two oents If drawn In sets of two or more for every bill of each set where the sum made payable shall not exceed $130 or the equivalent thereof, In any foreign country In whloh said bill may be expressed according to thestand erd of value fixed by the Unltad States one oent; and for each $100. or (motional part thereof. In excess of $110 one oent. HKSTAUKADOK AT SAN JUAN. San Juon de Porto Klco,.January 31.— The Venezuelan gunboat Ke itau rad or, formerly the Atlanta, George Gould'a yacht, which left Brooklyn, N. Y., Jan uary 24 for La Guayra, Venezuela,arrived today. Her commander. Capt. Jeremlah Merit be w, reports that the gunboat struck a tearlul gale oil Bermuda last Sunday. This continued tor three days. Coal and water were exhausted and the mahogany tlsofc work was burned as fuel. The waves ran mountains high. Th» boats were stove In and the jlbboom, bowsprit and spars were lost. For 48 hours. Capt. Merltbew was on the bridge Finally the bunker floors were burned, but this scarcely served to keep up steam and the last available fuel had gone into the furnace when the Kestuurado ^sighted HI Morrow. Capt Merlthew had to burn his last barrel of pork to get the gun boat Into pert and he was unable to stop to pick up a pilot. The ltestaurador, however, suffered no serious Injury. The neoeseury repairs can be made in a week and the gunboat will then proceed for La guayra. A ST. JOHN FA1LUKK. St. John, N. B., January 31.—This af ternoon a meeting of the stockholders of William Parks & Son, Limited, whose cotton mills hers dosed down recently because of want of working capital, throwing many hands out of employ ment,was held. The directors submitted a statement showing liabilities of 9 J16,• OCO and assets of 9tH8,726 | The!liabilities are mortgage and interest, 9138,009; bills and open account partly secured by .'took of cct'on and supplies, 976,009; taxes and water assessment, fci.OCO. The assets are land, buildings and machinery, £608,726; stock and supplies, 910,000. The report says that the cause of the present difficulty is that they were unable to se cure their supply of cotton In the cum insr of 1899 when it was at a low price. The sum of f2l/0,C00 was borrowed on mortgage in 1892 from Messrs Jones and Turnbull; 9?b»000 has been paid off with luwum, -a up buiu uuiauncu n■■ uvv sufficient to pay all Indebtedness and lelt working oapltal abort. Tbe masting adjourned until ifcbruary ill, and meantime effort* tor financial arrangement* will be made. NOTES OF THE STEAMKKS. Tbe steamer Numtdlan ot the Allan line arrived yesterday morning from Liverpool. She left the other tide Janu ary IP and experienced a fair winter pas sage. There were brought four saloon, iiS intermediate and Ik steerage passengers. The steamer Siberian of tbe Allan llrg* sailed lor Glasgow with a full oargo and 11 :J bead ot cattle. Beginning tomorrow the steamer Peroy V. of the Mollonald Steamboat company will discontinue ber tripe during the month ot F'ebruary. DIN NEK TO LIEUT LANO. The Officers' association ot the Portland military companies gave a banquet lust evening to Lieut. Frank Lang of the regular army, who la nt home on sick leave. Tbe banquet oocurred at the Fal mouth and was a most enjoyable occa sion. About 36 were present. Col. L.H. Kendall of tbe Flrat Keglment, acted as toastmaster. Brief remarks were made by each of the offloere present. The par ty broke up a little after midnight. CHINESE POLICE FOKCE OKUA -- NIZED. St Petersburg, January HI —The 100th anniversary of tbe voluntary union of Georgia and Kussla todav,elicits newspa per comment. The Kusslans have organized a Chinese polios foroe at lnaku, Manchuria.-"♦be uniforms adopted are some* hit similar to those of the Knsslan soldier*. OUR ANNUAL SALE -OF -— Men’s and Boys’ BOOTS AND SHOES Opens Saturday, February 2. • Our success with the sale of Ladies’wear now in progress leads us to believe that granting the privilege of exchanging goods is fully appreciated. If you buy goods here during the sale of Men’s wear and they are not satisfactory we would be pleased to exchange them. We would especially call your at tention to a fine line of Men’s Summer Russets that we are closing out at about one-half price. NOTE THE LIST OF SHOE BARGAINS. SUMMER RUSSETS. Former Sale Price. Price. 48 pro. Willow Calf Russets, |3 50 91.99 38 prs. Russia Gslf, medium shade, 4.00 2.23 42 pro. J. A M. Russia Lace, bull dog toe, 5.50 3.99 10 pro. Bannister Russia Calf, 5.50 3. 19 18 prs. Bannister Seal Bal., 6.50 2.99 IS prs. wide toe Russia Calf, 5.00 2.19 20 prs. Russet Lace, 5.00 1.49 PATENT AND ENAMEL BOOTS. Former Sale Price. Price. 61 prs. Bannister Enamel Bale., »6.60 *4.25 24 prs. Bannister Enamel, heavier, 6.00 4.23 41 prs. Pat. Lace Boots, 4.00 2. 4H 12 prs. Cloth Top, Dress button, 6.00 1.23 _ 21 prs. Best Grade Pat. leather, 6.60 to 6.00 ».75 18 prs. Enamel Bals., 4.00 2.30 The above goods are all up-to-date in style. --( HEAVY WINTER BOOTS. Former Sale Price. Price. 46 prs. J. A M. Wine Cordo van Lace Boot a, fT.OO *3.73 62 pra. Waterproof Cord., Lace, 6.60 l.«3 63 pra. High Cut Storm Boots, in Black and Rus set, 4.60 3.19 39 pra. Waterproof Tan Boots, 2.1*9 31 prs. Calf lined Enamel Bal„ 6.00 1.23 Black Waterproof Boot, 7.00 5.0(* MEN’S BLACK CALF BOOTS. hi:i>ii m WKHiiiT. Former Hale Price. Price. ? 1.00 and 5.00 #1.78 23 prs. wide cap toe, lace, 6.00 2.9* 42 prs. plain toe, Calf and Cordovan Lace, 5.00 1.9* Men’* Leather Slippers from 8#c to 1.28 Great Bargains, Boys' aid Youths’. 16 prs. Calf Luce Boots. 2.00 1.IS 18 prs. High out grain boots, 2.50 I.S.5 Space will not allow us to enumerate the many bargains we have in this line. cZs's,, PALMER SHOE CO., Z” LEWISTON RUM SELLERS. SUIT tknlrnrH ImpoifS My Judge Suv ■|r at Auburn Yesterday. ' [SPKC1AI. TO THIt PRESS.] Auburn. January 31.—Judge, .'tivage today begun the sentencing of those found guilty of violating the prohibitory liquor law. Joaepn Bergeron, an old offender, was sentenoed to sU months and lined *£0l), which he must pay with in ten days or the rsapondent will be obliged to serve four months extra. Gao. Hcoley for maintaining a Uqnor nuisance, was hoed HTJO an 1 costs, and ol a similar obarge, Geo. Cote was also lined J3li0 and ooats. Both paid and were discharged. A. J. Douglass of Lisbon on a tea rob and leisure process, stood trial and the jury found him guilty. Hie sentence was not announced. The heavy tines Imposed today and the uuosrtalnty In relation to jall^sentenoes, has fright ened the liquor denial's who have oases banging over them and It Is reported that most of them who belong In Lewiston have suddenly left the city for parts un known. Bench warrants will be Issued for their arrests. • DEATH OF MKti. MAH 1 F. BANKS. Waltham, Mass., January 31.—Mrs. Mary l’almer Hanks, widow of the late ex-Uovernor and Uenerul Nathaniel F. I*, ube rllaH mt Ihu nisi hnsnuctuarl In f hla cltr, tonight. She *h born la Charles town, Ml years sgo, daughter of Jubutha and Sarah Turner Palmer. She became acquainted with Mr. Banka when seven teen years of ags and married him when •be waa 28, In Providenoe, on April 11, J817. They had four children, three aur vivlng, Mrs Sterling, Miss Maud Banks and a eon, Joseph Banks, who la a civil engineer In New York, PUNISUMKNT NOT DKCIDKD ON. Pekin, January 31—A general meeting of the foreign envoya was held this morn ing at which It waa decided to hold a joint meeting of tbe envoy* and the Chi nee* plenipotentiaries next week. Nothing baa been definitely arranged regarding the punlahmeata and opinion# are inuoh divided, some favoring draetlo measure* ilk* beheading the majority of those considered especially responsible, particularly Prlnoe Tuan who, next to the Km press Dowager, Is considered the principal oulprit; but others acting un der Instructions from their governments advoaate nominal punishment# like banishment. "33TATNK PKKSS ASSOCIATION. ' Augusta, January SI.—The 38th annual masting of tbe Maine Prose association closed this afternoon with public literary exerolaee In the Senate chamber whloh were largely attended. The essay waa by Samuel I*. Boardman of the Bangor Commercial who spoke up on “Book# and Libraries, Collectors and Collecting •• Tbe poem. “Oor Kegal IT You’re lr A MAN Come to us for YourNewHAT. Men’s latest HAT stylos,-de pendable HAT quality,-at right Prices. I SAWYER & MOODY, 237-239 Middle St. Mother, Maine,” was read by J. Clair Minot of the Kt nnebeo Journal. Thle evening a reoaptlon w»i tendered the member* and their ladle* by Uorernor and Mr*. Hill. The association ha* voted to go to Buffalo, N. Y., on IU aummer excursion and will meet In Portland next January. ______ ENCOUNTERED HUKRICANK. Bermuda. January 31.—The Brltlah aohooner Salute Marie of Hamilton, Capt. NcMally, which ealled from Fernao Una, Fla., on January 16, arrived here today and report* that »he encountered a hurri cane on January lath during which «be lost her duck load. She al*o report* that on the 31 at, Inal., ahe boarded the A inert oau aohooner Pblneae W. Sprague of Thomaston, Me,, Captalu Elliot, from Part of Spain, Trinidad, bound to New York, with lot* of deck load, axils, and bowaprlt and abort of provlalooa.. She aupplled the Sprague with provisions. MARRIACitS. In Soutn I'orilaml. Jan. 30. at the residence o( tlie bride’, parent*, Alexander MoCutcheoo nf Portland and Ida Louisa Oyer of South ^n11* ryeburr. Jnn. 33. by Uev. R. N. stone. Harold U Cray and Jllu I'bebe F. Mc»erv«, botliof Eryeburg. Ill WDcass.t, Harrison Hutou and Mr*. Mary France* Groves. Ir Bolsters' MllD, Guy B. Andrews an f Mlaa Violet Brazier, both of Oilan^ld. Iu New bur*. .Fan. 2«». Kben D. Goodell of 11 amnden ami Harriet Xlmhall of Carmel. In Klnglield. Char'es F!. Milliards ot Freeman Outre anil Mlaa Gertrude M. Brown ol North Freeman. Oi ATHS Id thia city. Deerlng dtat, Jan. 31. Harriet H , widow ot tiie late David Torrey. aged 78 years. Notice of funeral hereafter. In Warree, Jan. 21, Fvereit Andrews. Iu Veuzle. Jan. 24. Fhnma K. Brown, aged 60 years 0 months. Iu Bangor. Jan. 24, David N. Jordan, aged 41 years. In Bangor, Jan. 25, John Guthrie. The funeral services of the late Capt. Isaac Knight will take place Saturday forenoon at 10 o’clock, at hU fate residence. No. 1314 Con gress street. tiurlal|at Saco. Take Stroud wat er car at 0.45 a. ui. r Dr. Bull’s !?!!$? ” is taken by the children without urging — that raves ex citing them and makes tbelr cure quicker. \\ lien it is onee taken it begins lo cure. A child’s stomach mid brain arc not in bo trilled with. Some medicines cure coughs but injure otherwise — perhaps l»r. Bull’s is harmless. Mire and years it has been making friends mothers. It’s good for the whole Have a bottle always ready—you may when you least expect trouble. Refute ftubtlitulet, A. C. MEYER & CO., Baltimore, "d. B, Dr. Butl'a Pith curt / trar Troublta. Trial, iO for * iW. ctnlt, at all dealer $ or by nutil. This store is chock full of all kinds of good things for n)eo to wear and we are pouring them right out at "genuine” mark down prices. Sales, not profit is our preserjt object. First-rate sturdy kersey overcoats, black aod blue. $7 63, that was $10 aod $12, or $15 for overcoats that was $22. how is this for an uq Kind cut on our suits? $16, $15, $14. $12 Suits qoW $9.89. Not all sizes but your size is here 015 some things. We're holding a rouser trouser Sale. Give your legs a chance. Worsted stripe trousers, in neat dressy effects, now $2.98. FRANK M. LOW & CO., .Q«u\ Onttiltor*. MUXIIKNT ttQl'AKK. febltllt Stimulating BOVOX HutxiUoai The treat her today i« likely tv be fair, Portland, Feb. i, 190L * | i IN tiie thickest of a driving midwinter snow storm at the very end of January, one of the most welcome dry-goods-harbingers of Spring arrived here yesterday morning. A big shipment of Anderson's genuine Scotch Ginghams, American Ginghams, Toile du Nords, Zephyr Cloths, Chambrays and other thin fabrics. Forcing the season a bit? Yes, but you’ll soon be thinking very seriously of Spring and early Spring costumes. This arrival will put you in touch with what is to be had in wash fabrics; it is an interesting exhibit for immediate or future con sideration. New things in Scotch F.anncls for waists. OWEN, MOORE & CO. You > Will never know how good h finality of Meat we sell at low prices, until you purchase a piece here, aud have it cooked to your likiug. Then you are iu a position to judge. We Claim to sell just as good Meat at the prices named below as money can buy. Try some and be your own judge. Turkeys, 10 to 18c Chickens, 12 to loe Fowl, 12 to 14c Ducks, 13 to loo Green Stuff. Celery, 10c New Bermuda Onions, 8o Lettuce, 8c Green Beaus, 2 qt, 2oc febl.ia COAL and WOOD, Birch Slabs & Edgings, AND BUNDLED KINDLING WOOD. BRUNS & JOHNSON, 109 Wilniot Street.