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CRANTOX, PA., TnUltSDAY MOHN1NG, DECEMBER 10, 18i. TWO CENTS A COPY TtaMlt fil Gift vers Naturatly turn their attention to something that will not only please the eye, but that will afford comfort and satisfaction to the recipient in the days that are to come. This is prudent giving, it Is gratfy Inp giving, it is beneficial giving. Thoughtful buyers are usually first In the Held, and we would suggest that they give us a call and inspect our line of Fine Handkerchiefs, Ostrich Boas, Pocketbooks, New Purse6, Evening Fans, Toilet Sets, Fancy Garters, Bric-a-Brac, Etc. In HamdkcrcWcfs We keep everything that ever came under that heading, no matter how your Individual fancy may lend you. These as value examples: Ladles' all linen Hemstitched or Scalloped liorders. Fine goods especially put up lor tne noiiuay iraue. 25c to $2.00 AH Liiei HaMkercMefs In 1-4, 1-2, and 1 Inch hem edges. ny2 ic tn S 3c Real Bmchesse and lit Lace Superb bits of daintiness that every woman loves dearly, yet a pretty one COSTS BUT $1.00, and from that you may select anything up to 115.00 No woman Is dressed out of doors this season without our lengths, 15 to 24 Inches. Prices $2.25 to $17.00 Are nearly as many In styles tin the days In the year and selection is mnde difficult by reason of the vari ety. Ladies' and gentlemen's styles are Included In the following: Real Seal Skins, Morocco, Lizard, Snake, Monkey, Alligator and other leath ers, also Horn Hack Alligator, etc. Home aretnounted in sterling silver, others are severely plain, while some have Just enough of art's touches about them, to make them pretty. Eyeitag Fans What witchery there Is In the wave of a pretty fan, and what a world of expression It may be made to convey. Empire Pans In gauze or China silk and hand painted are exceedingly popular. Nice ones cost 50 cents. Handsome creations, $3.00. Any thing you please between. Ostrich Feathers never were so generally in use as now, and nowhere are they as effective as In the fan. White, cream, pink, blue, etc., limit at the delicate shadings. Price $1.25 to $3.00 Toilet Sets 8 pieces In a handsome box Comb, brush and mirror. White metal, celluloid, porcelain, blue delft ef fects, hard rubber, etc. Hard to say which is most popular this season. Taste must dictate as to choice. Price $1.35 to $2.75 a Set Special Handsome all silk fancy web In all the choice shades, with sterling silver buckles. Pretty be yond description. Price $1,25 An unlimited line of fancy Garters In many ways and nobby special ties. 25c to 75c GLOBE DINNER IN HONOR OF COL M'CLURE Tfce Veteran Journalist's Oolden An niversary Celebrated. GOVERNOR HASTINGS CHAIRMAN Vice President Stcvcnuou and Other Noted Guests Prevent Colonel Mct lure's Review of Journalism in the Keystone State Interesting Personal Reminiscences. Philadelphia, Dec. 9. Colonel Alex ander McOlure, the veteran editor of the Philadelphia Times, today rounded out fifty years of Journalism and his friends tonight commemorated the golden anniversary of his editorial work by tendering him a'dinner at the Hotel Walton. About 300 guests were pres ent.tvpresentlng not only Mr. McCluro's associates In the newspaper fraternity, but men of national prominence with whom Colonel McClure had been asso ciated In various ways, and among them were: Vice President Stevenson, Secretary of Agriculture Morton, Uni ted States Senators Thurston and Haw ley, Major General Nelson A. Miles, Carl Schurz and Harry D. Vogt, presi dent of the International League of Press clubs. Pleasant and complimentary letters of regret were read from President elect McKlnley, Secretary Herbert and others. Governor Hastings, of this state, pre sided, and the dinner lacked the stiff ness and formality of set speeehni:ik Ing, and a number of those present spoke In eulogistic terms of the guest of the evening. Colonel McClure mnde quite a long speech, reviewing his ca reer in Journalism since iifty years ago, when he established a little paper in a little country town In the Interior of Pennsylvania. This afternoon the staff of the Times presented Colonel McOlure with a beautiful gold tobacco box and a set of resolutions. COLONEL M'CLURE'S SPEECH. Colonel McClure's address was as fol lows: Mr. Chairman: I oannot express the measure of my grateful appreciation of this imposing greeting, so exceptional alike in welcome. In numbers and in ills tlnctlon. I accept It as a tribute to tho matchless progress made by our news pars during the present generation, rather than a personal tribute to an hum ble member of the profession, whose halt century of editorial labor furnishes the occasion for leading men of state and na tion to pay homage to American Journal ism, now the great forum ot our free in stitutions. The duties nnd responsibilities of Jour nalism are largely dellned by their envir onment, and thero may be Iltness on this occasion to refer to the political, business, social and moral conditions under which the Juniata 8entinel was founded fifty yeursj ugo, In contrast with the greatly changed conditions which confront the Journals of today. The people of Juniata county were of a. well-to-do class adapted to the primitive conditions In which they lived. The enervating blight of luxury and the despair of pinehlntr want wern strangers in their midst. They believed In the church. In the school. In the sancti ty of home, in integrity between man ami man. Christianity was accepted by them as the common law, sincerely by many and with a respect akin to reverence by all: and that beautiful humanity that springs from the mingled dependence and affection of rural neighborly ties, ever taught that the bruistd reed should not broken. They had no political convul sions such as are common in these days. Even a sweeping political revolution would not vnry the party majority over a hun dred In the few thousands of votes they cast, and excepting in the white heut of national contests, their personal affec tions often outweighed their duties to party. Public vices ami public wrongs in local administration were rarely known, nnd there was little to Invite the aggres sive features which are so conspicuous In modern Journalism. Ministers mingled freely with the every day life of their flocks, and were exemplars of simplicity, frugality and integrity, and the lawyer who hoped to be successful required llrst of all to command the confidence of tho community In his honesty. The ballot nnd the Jury box were regarded as sacred as the sacrament Itself and the criminal courts had usually little to do beyond tho cases of vagrant offenders. Business wc.s conducted as a rule without the formality of contracts, and those whose lives Justly provoked scandal were shunned on every Bide. This community possessed the only real wealth the world can give con tent; and the local newspaper of that day, even under the direction of a progressive Jour nalist, could be little more than a com monplace chronicler of current events. THE MOST SATISFACTORY WORK. The most satisfactory newspaper work I have evar done, I mean the most satis factory to myself, was during the tlrst few months after I founded the Sentinel. There was pardonable boyish pride In see ing my name given with studied promi nence as editor and proprietor, and the reading of my own editorials was as sooth ing as the soft, sweet strains of music on distant waters In summer evening time. They were to my mind most exquisite in diction and logic, and it was a source of keen regret that they were so "cabined, cribbed and confined" within the narrow est provincial lines, whereby the world lost so much that It greatly needed. 1 knew that there were others, like Chan dler, Gales, Greeley, Ritchie, Prentice uud Kendall, who were more read and heeded, but I was consoled by the charitable re flection that entirely by reason of for tuitous circumstance they were known and I was not. Then to me life was a song with my genorotisly slf-admlred news paper as the chorus. There came rude awakenings, of course, from those blissful dreams as the shock of editorial conflict gradually taught me that Journalism was one unending lesson In a school that has no vacations. I have pleasant memories also of the in timate personal relations between the vll. luge editor and his readers. Most of them were within a radius of a few miles of the publication office, and all the Influences of social as well as political ties were em ployed to mako them enduring patrons. With many of them the question of spar ing from their scant income 3 cents a week for a county paper, was one that. called for sober thought from year to year, an 1 It often required a personal visit and earn est Importunity to hold the hesitating sub scriber. I well remember the case of a frugal farmer of the Dunker persuasion who was sufficiently public spirited to subscribe for the Sentinel for six months to get the paper started, but at the end of that period he had calculated the heavy expenses of gathering the ripening har vest and decided to stop his paper for a while. I need not say that ho was enthu siastically confronted with many reasons why a man of his Intelligence and Influence should not be without the county newspa per, but he yielded only to the extent of further considering the matter with Ms wife. He returned in a few days and spread sunshine around the editorial chnlr by saying that his wife had decided to con tinue for another six months, as the pa per would be very handy In the fall for ty ing up her apple butter crocks. COMING OP THE IRON HORSE. A few years after I had settled down In this quiet community to devote my life to Journalism, a shrill, weird voice was heard In the beautiful valley of the Juniata as the iron horse made his first visit to us with his train of cars. It was welcome music as it echoed over the foot hills of the Alleghenies, and entirely new to near ly all who heard it. With the railway came the telegraphy the express and the advent of the dally newspaper among the people. In a single year the community was transformed from Its sedate and quiet ways into more energetic, progressive and speculative life. It was a new civiliza tion that had come to disturb the dreams of nearly a century, and It rapidly ex- Continued on Fags 1 CABINET TALK AT CANTON. Friends of Varlons Aspirants are Urging Tbeir Claims. Canton, O., Dec. 9. A delegation of three well known Wisconsin men. ex Senator Sawyer, Governor-elect Sco fleld and ex-Congressman Stephenson, called on Major McKlnley this after noon and told him that the Republicans of their state hoped he would appoint Mr. Pavne to the cabinet. General Powell Clayton, of Arkansas, later had a private conversation with Major McKlnley. The friends of Gen eral Clayton have suggested that he would be an available man fur post master general or secretary of war. Colonel Harrison G. Otis, of Cali fornia, talked with the president-elect this evening concerning cabinet possi bilities on the Pacific Slope and men tioned Judge Waymtre, of San Fran cisco; Klwood Cooper, of Santa Bar bara, and Judge J. J. Dclluven, of San Francisco. Mrs. McKlnley, accompanied by her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Lafayette Sic Williams, of Chicago, will leave here tomorrow night for a visit of several days in Chicago at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. McWilllams. Major Mc Klnley will remain in Canton. The visit of Henry E. Cooper, Haawlian minister of foreign af fairs, and his secretary, Benjamin Lodge Marx, to Major McKlnley today naturally caused a great deal of comment. Minister Cooper called this afternoon and was Invited to a private conference. Mr. COoper said that there was no treaty of an nexation in process of negotiation at Washington. Major McKlnley did not indicate to the minister what his views concerning the relations of the Ha waiian Islands to this country were. PENROSE INTERVIEWED. The Quaker City Statesman Present His Claims (or Recognition Indorsed by Siv State Senators. Philadelphia, Ta., Dec. J. State Senator Penrose wns Interviewed this evening In rt;;,ml to the outlook of the senatorial i'.ht. and he said: "At a conference of my friends among the representatives from the county of Philadelphia In the state legislature, the Hon. John M. Scott, representing the Eighth ward, was requested to hand me the following paper, signed by a majority of the representatives from the county c.f Philadelphia in the house of representatives: Ikdlevlng that Philadelphia at thU tlma Is fairly tmilkd to the L'nlte 1 States se:i utorshlp, not alone by reason of her stead fast loyalty to the principles of the Repub lican party a loyally that Is witnessed by the great majorities given to the Republi can ticket, but for the further reason that she has not been honored by the choice of one of her cltiten to represent the great state of 1'o.nn.sylvanla In the United States senate since the organization of the ltt publiuan party as a matter of fact for a period of over sixty years. Therefore, thu undersigned members-elect of the house of representatives, hereby pledge our support of Hon. Boles Penrose, as a tit representa tiv to succeed Hon. J. D. Cameron to the senatorial ofticc. Mr. Penrose has faithfully represented tho Republican p.n'ty and his constituents In the house of representatives at Harris burg and in the utute senate for several successive I Tina. He lJ fully equipped by education and by ripe experience as a legislator, to ably represent the uommon weulth ill the hlgner body of lawmakers at the national capital. I nswt Tvlng In bis loyalty to his party; at nil times brave in advocating the rlrhls of the peo;i, he ell Joys to the fullest extent the esteem and confidence of his tebownicn quuilllcs which pra-einlneiilly tit him for u leader ship. I' or the reasons recited, we have pledged our support to Mr. Penrose and brlievlng that We represent overwhelmingly tne wishes of a majority of the people In this city, we respectfully ask our colleagues In other districts of the state to Join with us In giving 1:1m a hearty support, (Signu lures) C. K. Nohllt, Charles W. Borger, George Stoi r, Jr., Samuel Oroth ers, Kbenesir Adams, Edwin H. Vare. L. Howard Conrade, John M. Scott, James Mcl'onncll, Charles Iieputy, H. Thomas liunlap, Wliiiam T. Zchndtr, Henry lv. lloyer, Louis Iiler, C. K. Holies, WuPon Pennewlll, ',. T. Moore, Franklin Rjed, John M. Gtlmore, M. V. Kerkeslager. Philadelphia. Nov. 27. "I have a majority of the represen tatives from the county of Philadelphia and 1 therefore feci justified In appeal ing to the Republicans of Pennsylvania for their support ns a candidate for tne United States sennte. The claims of Philadelphia are generally recofinlzed, and as the candidate supported by a majority of the representatives from the county of Philadelphia and as a member of the legislature personally known to the members thereof, I fear lessly leave my candidacy in their hands. "Having served In th? state senate for ten vcurs, I am much gratified to have received the personal pledge of six of the eight state senators from Philadelphia to support me as a candi date for United States senator. I de sire to say at this time, that while I have given these figures, I believe I will receive the support of other rep resentatives and senators from Phila delphia." DIG STEAMER ASHORE. Fire Island Life Suving Crew Have Started far the Scene. New York. Dec. 10. The marine ob server at Fire Island reports at 12.20 a. m. that there is a steamer ashore Just east of Relltport. The crew of the Fire Island Life .Saving station start ed for the scene about five miles dis tant. They cannot get back much be fore 2 o'clock, if then, and no deilnite information can be obtained until their return. A number of large steamers Rre about due, among them being the Spree, from Bremen: the Norwegian, from Glasgow; the Sarnia, from Medi terranean ports, and the California from Hamburg, but it may not be any of these. - COL FELLOWS SUCCESSOR. William M. K.OIcott Hat Been Prac tically Selected. New York. Dec. William M. K. Olcott, president of the board of alder men, has been practically selected to succeed Colonel John It. Fellows as dis trict attorney. All other candidates have withdrawn In his favor and hU selection will be acceptable to all fac tions of the Republican party. Mr. Olcott has always been identified with the regular Hepubllcan organiza tion and he is very friendly with Mr. Piatt, but he has never antagonized the so-called reformers in the board. British Vessel Wrecked. London, Dee. 9. The British ship Rrltlsh Peer, Captain Jones, which sailed from London Oct. 4 for Capetown, has been wrecked near Saldanha Bay, 8outh Afri ca, Four of her crew were saved and fourteen are missing-. Alleged Briber Acquitted. Columbus, O., Dec. I. Th lury In the trial of ex-State Senator W. 1. Geer, for bribery returned a verdict today of not guilty. MYSTERY OF THE DEATH OF MACEO His Fall Is Otflcally Continued by the Spanish Government OR. CASTILLO DOUBTS THE STORY The Custom to Iteport Maceo's Death is Common With tho Spanish Lou dersColoncl Martinez is Success ful in Dispersing a Uand of Iusur gcuts. Washington, Dec. 8. The Spanish minister has received a cablegram from the Duiie of Tetuan, minister of state at Madrid, which oiitclally confirms the death of insurgent leader, Antonio Ma ceo, and the suicide of the sun of Maxi mo Gomes. The engagement is char acterized as "a glorious battle fought by our troops." Havana, Dee. 9. General Aldave re ports that while reconnolterlng at Ma guaraya and other points in the prov ince of Santa Clara, he met and dis persed several small rebel groups and In the light had one private killed. Colonel Martinez reports having met the band of insurgents led by Luis Peres at Culnan in the Plnar Del Rio province, capturing and destroying their camp and dispersing the band. The rebels lost thirty-live men killed. The Spanish losses are not stated. General Melquizo has had two encoun ters in Pinar Del Rio, killing eleven rebels, destroying a large number of huts and capturing a quantity of sup plies. Madrid, Dec. 8. The general opinion here Is that the references to Cuba and Spain contained in President Cleve land's message to congress shows that it Is the intention of the, United States to conform more and mfljj (to the Mon roe doctrine every time, si case arises to which that principle Is applicable. The cabinet after debating the text of the message today will form some definite Judgment, which. It Is believed, will result in a modification of the re lations of Spain with the United States. The Herald says the president's mes sage foreshadows the intervention of Mie United States In Cuba In March next, but adds that Spain will repel the arrogance of the American government. DR. CASTILLO IS SKEPTICAL. New York, Dec. 9. Dr. Castillo, the secretary of the Cuban Junta, said to day: "It has always been the custom to report that Maceo has fallen In con iltct whenever he compelled the Span ish forces to retreat with heavy loas of life. It Is strange that In connection with Maceo's alleged Identification nothing is said of the four bullet scars he carries on his breast. Of this you may be assured, however, that If the report should prove, Maceo's death, or that of any other Cuban leader will not end the contest. Maceo's death would be simply a fortune of war. "Whenever they have killed any of our leaders they have taken their bod ies to Havana or Santiago. If Maceo wns killed It Is probable that his body would be In Havana, by this time. A strange thing about the report Is the story that Maceo had 3,000 or 4,000 men, and was attacked by Major ClruJ;da with but a handful of men. He left his army under command of General Ruts Rivers In the mountains of Plnar Del Klo to take care of Weyler. The plan was for him to Join Gomes In Mutan zas. It hardly seems possible that h should have fallen In with Spanish troops In Havana province. If he did and was killed it was through no gen eralship of Weyler or the Spaniards. It was simply ill luck. He has outgen eraled Weyler from the start. When last we heard from him he had carried out every Item of the programme." WEYLER DISCOVERED. Havana, Dec. 9. A correspondent at Artemlsa reports that General Weyler, with his troops, passed through San Cristobal, in Plnar Del Rio province on Doc. 7, marching nlong the highway east towards Candelaria. It Is still unknown, the correspondent adds, whether or not the captain general has encountered any body of the insurg ents. The Havana papers all print leading articles upon the alleged death of Ma ceo and all of them express Joy over the report of his demise. They also publish mure detailed accounts of the finding of the bodies alleged to be those of Maceo and young Gomez, tending to verify the reports of their death. It Is reported that a band of rebels have attacked Arroyo Naranja, near Havana, settinj fire to many of the houses in the town. After sharp light ing the insurgents were repulsed. Five of the soldiers forming the garrison of the town were wounded and one wo man was killed. The rebels, it is said, lust heavily, but carried their dead and wounded away with them. Jacinto Collado Rodriguez was shot today at Matanzas for the crime of re bellion. Twenty-five hundred more reinforce ments for the army in Cuba arrived from Spain today. The newspaper press of Havana re main silent concerning thp references to Cuba contained in President Cleve land's message to congress. Official circles also melntaln absolute reserve In regard to the subject. EXTRA SESSION PROBABLE. It is the Judgement of tho Committee That One Should Ur C ulled. Washington, Doc. 9. Among the vis itors to the house of representatives today was Mark A. Hanna, who called upon Speaker Reed In his private room and puid his respects. This afternoon at the capltol the Re publican senatorial steering committee and Mr. Ilanna held a conference that lasted upwards of two hours. The situation In the states of North Caro lina. South Dakota. Kentucky and Washington, with respect to thj elec tion of United States senators, was discussed, and it was decided that ev ery honorable method should be em ployed to elect senutors thtre, If pos sible. The possibility of passing the Dingley bill was also considered. While the Republicans will vote to tane -...at measure up whenever such a motion Is made, the committee sees that the bill cannot possibly secure the requisite votes. It was also the Judgment of the com mittee that an extra session of con gress should be called at as early a day as possible after the Inauguration of Mr. McKlnley. liayard to Be Bnnqnetcd London, Dec. (.The lord mayor having Invited United States Ambassador Bayard to accept a farewell bancuet at the Man sion House, Mr. Bayard replied that it would afford him great pleasure to accept the Invitation and has fixed the date of entertainment at March 2. Col. McClellaa Dead. Philadelphia, Dec. . Colonel Oliver McClellan, formerly superintendent of the Middle Division of the Pennsylvania, with headquarters at Harrtsburg, died yester day at his home In Germantown, a sub urb of this city, after a protracted illness. Ha was 41 years of age. SENATORIAL JOHN B. John B. Robinson was born In Allegheny City May 23, lMii, and comes of good North of Ireland ancestry. He was edu cated at the Western university and Am hirst college, and when but a youth Joined the Fifteenth Pennsylvania Kmergoncy regiment. He graduated from the Naval academy in lSi'.S and remained in the Unit ed States naval service until 1875, when ha NEW YORK AROUSED. Superintendent Constable Calls Allen to the Dangers of High Buildings. Over 3,000 Death Traps. New York, Dec. 9. Superintendent of Puddings Stevenson Constable made n startling statement to Mayor Strong today. He said: "There are 3,200 buildings In the city of New York which are absolutely un safe. "Several of these I have found neces sary to watch continually. They are some of our largest buildings." Mr. Constable went on to explain that the recent practice of running up hotels and olllce buildings to great heights had weakened the foundations of ad joining buildings. Mr. Constablo then uiade another startling proposition: "In about five years," he said. ' If the presvut practice ot erecting enormously high buildings In the lower portions ot Manhattan Island Is continued the present system of water and drainage will become so overtaxed that the direst results may be expected. The sewers will r.ot accommodate the immenes vol ume of sewage emptied Into them and an epidemic of disease may break out at any time." Mr. Constable told the mayor that with his honor's approval he intended to frame a bill to be presented to tho legislature, which will If It becomes a law, regulate the height of buildings In this city. HALE LEADS THE RIDERS. Record at tho Big Uicvcle Race in New York. New York, Dec. 9. "Teddy" Hale, the plucky and graceful Irishman, who has lairly ridden his way Into popu lar favor In the six day international bicycle race at Madison Square Garden at 11 minutes after six o'clock thla evening completed 1,000 miles, and was sixty-seven miles ahead of the best previous record. Hale's time was 6S hours and It minutes for the thousand, as against 74 hours nnd 41 minutes In which that distance was accomplished by Martin in the '93 race. The Irish man finished 200 miles at 10 a. ni., and was then !7 miles In advance of the record and CI miles ahead of his nearest competitor Rice, of Wilkes- Harre. Hale was feeling a bit tired and having so much leeward, he took a rest of two hours and having partaken of three pounds of bet f steak, two chickens and unlimited beef tea returned to tho truck feelinsr like a new man. H? quickly regained some of the time lost during his sleep, and at 7 p. ni was 34 miles ahead of Rice. The latter was riding plut klly and keeping his position well. He completed his 1,000 miles a little after 8 p. in. Forster, Moore and Rending passed the 1.000 mark by midnight. Of the next division. Pierce, Shock, Smith and Taylor were closely bunched and all In pretty fair shape except Shock whos legs and stnmach were weak. Ash inger, Cassidy and Maddox wrj the ntxt "lot with Gannon and McLeod whipping In. Kikes quit this morning, having gone H12 miles. Ktenmship Arrivals. New York, Dec. 9. Arrived: Mls!t.lp pl, from Ixindon; Majestic, from Liver pool; Xoordlund, from Antwerp: Stale of California, from Glasgow; l'ulda. from G.'noa. Bulled: New York, for Suulh cmpton; liri'-jnnlc. for Liverpool: Werra, for Genoa: Southwuik. for Antwerp; Si l.erlnn, for Glasiyiv: Venetia. for Stettin. Arrived out: St. Paul, at Southampton; Havel, nt Southampton. Sailed for New York: Kms. from Gibraltar; Lalin, from Southampton. I'.iploiion nt C'rnr prira .Mine. Wilkeif-Hnrre, Pa., Dec. 9. An explcslon of gas occurred In the Clear Spring mine, nt l'lttrton, today. Two miners. Thomas Hlchanls and James Nicholson, were bad ly burned. A number of niin.TS and In borers who were Jti:'t going to work when the explosion took plare were thrown off their feet by the concussion, but none ot thim were seriously injured. NEWS TIM SrORM.NG. Wtstlicr Indications Today: Fair; Silitly Warmer. 1 A. K. McClure's Fiftieth Anniversary as an K liter. Spain officially Says Maceo Is Dead. Senator Penrose Interviewed. Kxtra Session Talk. 2 Three Strong Cuban Resolutions Intro- dueed in the Senate. Wall Street Review anl Markets. 3 (Local) Burglars Rob a Priest's House. Cases Tried in Criminal Court. 4 Editorial. Casual Mention. 5 (Local) Superintendent Howell's Re ply to Mrs. Booth's Charges. Farmer's Alliance Meeting. t (Local) Superintendent Howell's Re ply (Concluded). 7 Suburban Happenings. I News Up and Down the Valley. POSSIBILITIES. ROBINSON. resigned with the rank of lieutenant, to study law in Philadelphia. During the four years spent In the naval service Mr. Kcblnson saw much active service. In 1870 he was admitted to the bar and two years later removed to Media and began practice there. He has served several terms in the house of representatives, and for some years was chief editorial writer on the Delaware County Gazette. STATE GRANGE MEETING. Large Number of Delegates at the Ses sions at Altoona Organiiation in a Flourishing Condition. Altoona, Ta., Dec. 9. This morning's cession of the Pennsylvania State Grange convened at 9 o'clock. There wus a larger number of delegates and visitors prebent than yesterday as many arrived on trains last night and this morning. After a short service Hon. David Lubin, of Sacramento, Cala., who has Jttpt returned from - a six months' tour In F.urope, was Introduc ed. Sir. Lubin delivered an able and exhaustive address on the policy of placing an export bounty on all agric ultural products. Th treasurer, S. 13. Nibcn, of Chester county, then submitted his report, which showed a balance of $7,000 In his hand. The Ladte3' Assistant Steward Miss Kate P. Kager, of Lycoming county, also filed her report which was favor ably received. The roll call of counties was called for the Introduction of new business and the reception of resolutions. Com mittees were appointed on the good of the order, education, resolutions, griev ances, co-operation, constitution and by-laws, and Pomona Orange. At this afternoon's session Secretary Ailnian made a very encouraging re port, from which It Is learned that nineteen new granges were organized during the year and 1,800 new members added to the roll. Dormant granges were re-organized. After this report Dr. Atherton. president of State col lege, mnde an interesting address on the Importance of agricultural educa tion. Dr. H. P. Armsby, director of the ex periment station at State college, and Dr. Rothruck, of the forestry commis sion, spoke on the same line. Worthy Muster Rhone Introduced a resolution which was passed, urging the depart ment of agriculture to Issue text books on Importnnt agricultural subjects, each book to be complete in itself, the government to carry the copyright and to sell the books at the actual cost of producing them. The report of the standing committee on legislation, of which Setiutor J. O. Brown Is chair man, made Its report. At tonight's session the sixth degree was conferred on n number of candidates and the un written work of the llrst, second, third, fourth and fifth degrees was exempli fied. FITZSlV.MONS.SHARkEY CASE. Billy Smith Tells ol a Scheme to De tent the Australian. San Francisco, Dec. 9. A large as semblage of ring followers and men nbout town crowded Judjre Sanderson's cotirt room this morning in expectation ot hearing sensational developments regarding the manner in which the Fitzsimmonn-Sharkey prize fight was "fixed" and they were not disappointed. If credence Is to be placed In the story told en the witness stand by "Austral Ian" Hilly Smith, Sharkey's trnlner, Fitzsimmons was a defeated man )? f'lre he loft New York. Accnrdlns to Smith's testimony, J. J. (irooin, J. H. f;ihhs, Danny Lynch, Snarkey's man ager, and Sharkey himself were the men who composed the National Ath letic Hub. before which organization the now notorious contest was fought. Thec four men. Smith svvenrs, en gaged Wyatt l-Uirn ns referee with the understanding that he wns to uwaid Sharkey the flsht directly Fltzslmmona land 'd n bod;' blow or stomach punch which mb'ht lie stretched Into a foul. Knrp was to receive for his ser vice. AMERICAN GIRL'S WEDDING. Wedding of I.iu y I'ollct I'M nnd (.n Vnn (.order Thompson Celebrated. P.c-rlln. Dec. 9. The marrlngo of Miss Lucy Follett l"h7. of Grand Rapids, Mich., to Mr. Guy Van Oorder Thomp son, of Yale l.'nlvevsity, was celebrated at the residence of the bride's father, 1'nited StattR Ambassador t'hl, today. The ceremony was a strictly private function, attended only by the family of the bride, the nearest relatives and the staffs of the United States em bassy, nnd the 1'nited States consul In Berlin. The band of the Alexander Guards regiment played In front of the ambassador's residence from 8 to 9 o'clock. They were sent out by the offi cers of the regiment in honor of the bride. At 9.S!) p. m. a reception to which the entire diplomatic corps were Invited was held by Mrs. 1'hl in honor of the newly married couple. Herald's Weather Forecast. New York. Dec. lO.-In the Middle states today, fair weather will prevail, with brik to fresh southwesterly and westerly winds and nearly stationary, followed by slowly falling temperature in the northern districts. (In Friday, fair and warmer weather and fresh southwesterly winds will prevail, followed bv raiu or snow in the hike regions. FINLEf DRESS GOOD Note the following for this week: 10 pieces 40-Inch All-Wool Tweeds In Greys and Browns, strictly 60 cent goods. This week MJ 10 pieces 38-Inch Silk and Wool Mix- 1 0r tures, 39-cent goods. This week.. 1 y 15 pieces Changeable Olace Suitings, 4i Inches wide, have been selling 5R at 43 cents. This week's price.... 13 pieces All-Wool Suitings In Mixed Jocquard effects, 40 inches HR wide. This week's price ffOS Regular value, 48 to 60c. 8 pieces Silk and Wool Plaids 35g Better goods than usually sold at GO cents. As the ubove lots are not large, early buyers get the benefit. Hpeelally low prices on all our Fine and Medium Priced Dress Patterns fur tills week. 510 AND 512 LACKAWANNA AVENUE Always Bunsy. Holiday 1896 Slippers and Shoes, Sensible Pres ents. Every Department Complete. OPEN EVENINGS. i 114 AND 116 WYOMING AVE. Watclie: We are selling 14K. La dies' Watches, with Jew eled Elgin Movements, for $20.CD. Same price as other dealers are asking for Gold Filled Watches. DIAMONDS Our stock must be re duced 20 per cent, cheap er than other dealers, at 9 403 Spruce St. MATTHEWS BROTHERS Atlantic Leal, Firerclii &and Pails, ReynaMs' Pure Qfes, ReyioMs9 Wood Finisii, Crockett's Preservative. Ready Mixed Tinted Qloss Paints, Strictly Pure Unseed Oil, Guaranteed Week