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SCRANTON, PA.,- SATU11DAY MORNING, DECEMBER 12, 189. TWO CENTS A COPY 4 Kriss Kringle's Headquarters Have been established at the GLOBE WAREHOUSE And his Yule Tide treasures are scattered throughout the great main floor In endless profusion. Of course. It costs to take them home with you, but not nearly as much as you'd expect to pay elsewhere, because Globe Warehouse prices prevail In all departments. Why, almost everything you can think of. For Example There are tovs for the little ones. Including Dolls, Dolls' Furniture. Dolls' Carriages and Dolls' House keeping Outtits. Then we show an endless line In Iron and steel toys, such as Trains, Wagons, Stenm- . boats. Mechanical Toys, Skin Toys, representing most of the animal V kingdom. Tool Chests. lllack lioards, Soldiers' Uniforms, Mail Carts, and no end of other attrac tive things suggest the sure find ing of what you want for the chil dren In our vast stocks. Our collection forms a notable art display, the equal of which has sel dom been seen In this city. You are Invited to Inspect them at your leisure when you'll discover from the figure marks that high art never was lower priced. Glassware, Etc, Venetian glass In Its lovely hues and mnny forms, cut crystal In the exquisite brilliancy, Hohemlan glass, etc. Also many tit-bits In fine china that are worth looking after, besides the many odds and ends that come under the heading of bric-a-brac. Otter Things- Includes Toilet Sets In fancy boxes In a score of different styles. Shav ing Sets, Smoking Sets, Work lioxes, Draught Screens, Tahor ettes, Book Cases, Fancy Center and Flower Tables, Fancy Chairs for children, fancy worn in gener al, Including Tidies, Head Kests, Cushions, etc In every conceivable weave, make and finish, singly or In fancy boxes of three, six or twelve. Also Neck wear, Gloves, Feather and Fur Boas', Collars and Collarettes, and the hundreds of trinkets and use ful articles to be found In a first class notions department, such as ours is. Ui Are always an acceptable gift. No other stock such as ours In the city, and nowhere else where equal val ues prevail. Dress Fattens And Silks. Our stock In these de partments Is so well Known that little need be said. All the latest novelties . await your Inspection, and we offer tbem at close of sea son prices. Goals aid Furs Are among the sensible gifts that prevail at this season. Cut prices are now in order, but the stock has in no way suffered from the in roads of heavy buying, as we have kept It up to high water mark by continual buying. We offer the best machine on the market for less than -half what the same thing Identically can be bought for through regular dealers. Glove machines are fully guaran teed by the makers and by us, therefore you know that the guar antee is good. $19.50 buys the best, with all1 attachments, but you may go as nigh as $22.90 If you want extra drawers and finishings. Fell Christmas HOW OPEN. T 'GLOBE LILIUOKALANrS VISIT A MYSTERY Representative Hatch of Hawaii Put zled Over It HER MISSION IS DISCUSSED No Olfiicinl Notice of Her Coming Was Sent by His GovernmentSaid to Desire AunciationThe Dele gate From the Island Republic is Waiting for News From Honolulu. Washington. Dec. 11. While no of ficial Information has been received as to the purpose of ex-Queen Lllluokal anl's visit to this country, her arrival at this time occasions much comment in official quarters. She will be met here, it Is understood, by Princess Kal ulanl, who has been sojourning in Italy, and will come here for this meeting. Minister Hatch, of Hawaii, is now In New York, and Mr. Cooper, the Hawaii an minister of foreign affairs. Is en route to San Francisco, to take the steamer for Hawaii on the 16th Inst. This will brine him Into close proxim ity to the ex-queen at San Francisco. In the event of the ex-queen and princess coming to Washington, their visit, It Is believed, could not be regard ed by the authorities here as official, for the United States has formally rec ognized the Republic of Hawaii, and Its diplomatic representatives receive full otlicial credit here. HATCH SURPniSED. New York. Dec. 11. Minister Hatch, when seen today at his house, No. 49 East Sixty-fourth Street, said: "I was surprised to learn of the ex queen's landing In San Francisco by the morning papers, which Is all that I have heard or know in relation to the matter. No Intimation reached me of any Intention on her part to visit the I'nlted States or of any motive that she might have in coming here. As to whether she Is making the trip for po litical purposes or not, I am sure I don't know. I have never heard of any offer to her of $3,000 a year pen sion, such as is mentioned In the San Francisco dispatches. In fact, I have no knowledge that she has been offered anything at all. "If the government had promised her $10,000 on condition that she should come to the United States and secure the annexation of Hawaii I should probably have heard something of it.. "I shall probably have dispatches and letters from Honolulu In the course of a few days, and will then know whether or not Lilloukulunl's mission here is at the instance of the government or whether she has made the trip for pri vate reasons. I am inclined to think, however, that there Is little founda tion for the statements that she is to act In any way for the Hawaiian gov ernment toward obtaining the annexa tion of the islands. I am rather in clined to think that she Is here simply for reasons of her own, and in a purely private capacity." , KX-Ql'EEN LIL RETICENT. ' San Frnnclscrt, Chl Dec. 11. Ex Queen LUlunkalonl is extremely reti cent. To all questions as to her Inten tions she replies: "I have not matured my plans." She would not even say why she had left Honolulu. The Ha waiian consul, however, has received advices from the covernment statin? that on the mornlnsr of her departure j.inoiiKainm caneu on President Dole and Informed hhn that she was going to Boston to see relatives of her hus band, the late John Dominis. Representatives of Hawaii In this country have been instructed to show the ex-queen every courtesy while she is In the United States. AN EYE ON THE VAM30SE. The New York Journal's Croft Will He Closely Watched. Washington. Dec. 11. Vigilance on the part of the authorities of the gov ernment acalnst any violation of in ternational law of United States sta tutes received another illustration to day when Secretary Carlisle ordered the collector of customs at Wilming ton, N. C. to thoroughly Investigate the purposes of the yacht Vamoose (the fast news flyer of the New York Journal) in. her cruise to the Cuban coast. The department has not con sidered It necessary to seize the yacht; but such have been the advices of the department of justice and the conse quent avowed principles of the gov ernment on the subject of filibustering that the treasury department is not willing to permit the slightest devia tion from what it considers a direct course to pursue concerning vessels plying between bur harbors and the Cuban coasts. The peacefulness of the Vatnoose's mission (that of conveying news to and fro for a prominent metropolitan journal) Is not questioned. The only theory the treasury department is act ing upon is that of taking every pre caution against violations of interna tional law and treaty obligations. SPAIN IS SATISFIED. Has no Fault to Find With Presi dent Cleveland's Rhetoric. Washington. Dec. 11. Somi-offlnlal ad vices from Madrid state that government circles as well as the conservative element generally are entirely satisfied with that feature of the president's message which related to Cuba. The first Impression created by the meagre reports cabled to Spain was not satisfactory and produced some Irritation. When the full text of the Cuban chapter appeared In the leading papers of the kingdom there was. It is reported, a com plete revolution of sentiment and the president's courteous and considerate treatment of the subject received general approval. RED CROSS FOR CUBA. An Appeal is Made by the Junta for Volunteers.) Philadelphla.Dec. 11. A special meet ing of the Pennsylvania Red Cross as sociation was held this afternoon at which Dr. John Ouiteras, representing the Cuban Junta, and E. Frank Carson, of this city, sought to enlist the ser vices of the Red Cross society in behalf of the 'sick and wounded soldiers of the opposing armies In Cuba. Dr. J. Wilk O'Neil, secretary of tha meeting, suggested that the appeal for aid was out of place, as the. Pennsyl vania association did not have a right to extend operations beyond the borders of the state, and that any help desired for Cuba would come under the direc tion of the International society. However all the members present as sured Dr. Ouiteras and Mr. Carson of their willingness to co-operate In secur ing as prompt action as possible, and as a result of the meetlns some more definite action will no doubt be taken shortly. Some one asked If Spain might not object to the Red Cross so ciety sending representative! to her rebellious province. Dr. O'Neill re plied: "Spain has signed the Geneva treaty, agreeing with the rest of the civilized world to welcome the Red Cross so ciety In its mission of mercy wherever required, and every nation of the world has a right to pour a perfect deluge of Red Cross assistance into the island. Spain would not dare to object." - TO UNITE ON HIGH SEAS, Two Regiments or American Volun teers win Leave lonuDn. Philadelphia, Dec. 11. An afternoon pa per published today a lonu story to the effe,-t that a regiment of ,TM mi;n to fight In Cuba was being raised In the cities of Baltimore, New York. Boston, Washing ton nnil Philadelphia, and that another reKlmrnt has already been ruined In the states of Virslnla and Tennessee. Phila delphia's quota toward tile regiment is given at SMI men, and It is said thut about thirty-live men have already been enlisted here. The men are to recelv a month pay and must be American citizens of good reputation. Captain William H. Hunlcy is said to he enlisting the Philadelphia bat talion. Captain Hundley is said to have served eighteen years in the United States army und was discharged from the service in 1SS3. Colonel Julius H. Rhodes, pension agent, of Washington, is given as the man under whose directions the regiments are being raised, and it is stated that he has estab lished headquarters at Washington. The battalions of the two regiments are to sail from different points on the eastern coast and are to unite on the high seas, where the men will be formally enrolled and so avoid a violation of the neutrality laws. ON THE WARPATH. He Causes the Arrest of the Wandering Mill Evangelist of Doyleslown on Charge of Libel. Doylestown, Ta., Dec. 11. State Sen ator Boles Penrose today had the Rev. George W. Jacoby, of Philadelphia, who styles himself the "Wandering Mill Evangelist" arrested for libel. Mr. Ja coby was given a hearing here this evening before a pustlce of the peace und committed for triul in default of JKOO bail. Mr. Jacoby Is charged with having given circulars and letters to various minioters In Bucks county defaming the character of Senator Penrose, and claiming that he was an atheist, a man of immoral character and unfit for any public position. CLOSING SESSIONS OF GRANGE. Committee Appointed to Consult With Mnutiliicturcrs' Association. Altoona, Ta., Dec. 11. The closing session of the Stale Grange, Patrons of Husbandry, was held this morning. The committees on grievances, trans portation and education were present ed and adopted. A resolution was passed authorizing the appointment of a committee of live to attend the next conference of the National Manufacturers association for the purpose of conferring with that body on the proposition of a system of protection which shall be Just alid equitable to manufacturers and agric ulturalists alike. Motions were passed authorizing tha printing and distributing of live thou sand copies of the report of the commit tee on legislation and 7."0 copies of the grange register. The oflicers elected at the session held yesterday were initiated with Impres sive ceremonies and nfter the passage of a resolution providing for an extra session of the State Grange to be held at the same time and place as the Na tional Grange meeting at Harrisburg In November, 1S'J7, the convention ad journed sine die. VENEZUELA MUST ACCEPT. Secretary Olncy Will Not Consent to a Modification of the Protocol. London, Dec. 11. The Chronlcls will tomorrow publish a special despatch from Washington saying that Mr. Stor row, counsel for the United States gov ernment in the Venezuelan boundary dispute, wh'J In now in Caracas haa asked Secretary of State Gluey whether the protocol can be modified. The writer of the despatch asserts that Mr. Olncy will not consent to any modification in the protocol, and adds that if Venezuela obstructs a settlement of the boundury question the United States will withdraw its support. IN HANDS OF RECEIVERS, Fute of the Commercial Travellers' Life Association. Syracuse, N. Y., Dec. 11. Receivers this afternoon were appointed for the Commercial Travellers Life Association of New York state. The assets are placed at $60,000 and the liabilities at $:oo.ooo. The association was first organized In 1S72. SENSATION ATtROME Signor Imbrinni Salutes the Cubans in Memory of Macco. Rome, Dec. 11. A sensation was created in the chamber of deputies today when Slcnor Imbrianl, the leader of the So cialist party In the chamber, arose and said that In the name of the Italian Radi cals he sent the Cubans a salutation to the noble memory of (leneral Antonio Maceo, who had died for his country. ' Rebellion." he declared, "Is not only the right, but the duty of the oppressed and glory comes to those who die In such a cause.1' The remarks were received with prolonged applause. CONFESSES MURDER. George Erb C.nve Edward Nutter Knockout Drops. Harrlsburg, Pn Dec. 11. George Erb, aged 34 years, a stone mason, who former, ly lleil at Mechanics-burg, Cumberland county, called at police headquarters this afternoon and confessed his participation in a murder at Fort Smith, Ark., last Mnrjh. He and a woman named Ella Hicks gave Edward Nutter, weltthmnster, knock-out drops for the purpose of robbing him, anil he subsequently died. Erb said he could not keep to secret longer. He is in jail. I German Ship Foundered. . London, Dec. 11. The German ship, Ra jah, Captain Bcllmer, from Harry, Wales, for ' Hong Kong, has foundered In the British channel. Two of her crew have been picked up. Seventeen others, com prising the remainder of the crew, were drowned, Jumped from a Train. Columbia, Mo., Dec. 11. An unknown mtn Jumiied from a Missouri, Kansas nnd Texas passenger train going forty miles syd hour today and was Inst&itly killed, lie had $3,000 In his possession, but nothing t9 lead to his identity except a ticket from Dennlion, Tex., to St. Louis. PW TARIFF ACT A MODERATE MEASURE Republicans Will Frame a Bill to Cover Existing Deficit. CONDITIONS HAVE NOW CHANGED Kates of Duty That were Justified at the Passing of the McKinlcy Hill ' Are Unnecessary nt PrcscntSugar Schedule Promises to Cause En. barrassmentProtection for Wool. Washington, D. C. Dec. 11. In the prayer of today's session of the house, Chaplain Coudel referred directly to the bill passed yesterday forbidding the sale of liquor In the capital and asked that the bill might be speedily become a law to be never repealed. The resolution extending until the end of the session the Investigation by the joint committee of the use of free alcohol in the arts was agreed to. This being private bill day, nine were re ported and two passed. Two pension bills also got through. At 5 o'clock the bouse took a recess until 8 o'clock, the evening session be ing devoted to the consideration of private pension bills, and at the expi ration of that session the house ad journed until Monday next. NEW TARIFF BILL. "A moderate measure" is the charac terization which leading Republicans of the house elve to the new tariff bill which It Is proposed to frame this winter in anticipation of an extra ses sion of congress. It is explained that what Is desired. Is a bill which will provide a sulllclent revenue to cover the deficit now existing, furnishing proper protection to home Industries. It Is pointed out that conditions have con siderably changed since what Is known as the McKinley bill became a law and that rates of duty that were justified then are unnecessary at present. It Is stated, for example, that the tin plato Industry, which was enormously stimu lated by the duty of two cents a pound Imposed In the McKinley law. Is now so well established that a return to the former rate Is unnecessary. The sugar schedule promises to cause more em barrassment than any other In the bill. Some of the Republican members of the committee on ways and means, snys that three states which produce sugar Louisiana, Texas and Nebraska gave their vote last month to Mr. Bry an, and this in connection with the position which the members of the con gress lrom Louisiana and Texas have always taken with respect to the tur irl',' vill be. It is asserted, as strong inllticiice against protecting this indus try any further than the necessities of the case require. PROTECTION TO WOOL. The agricultural schedule will prob ably be fixed at the former rate of du ty, twhile the woolen schedule. It Is said, will receive sulllclent protection to satisfy the manufacturers. The cotton and steel and iron schedules are not likely to be changed. TJhe present ad vulorem' system will be changed to a system of specific duties. The bill, It Is said, will contain a provision that goods In bonds will, when taken out, pay the rate duty in force and not the lower rate which they were originally brought to th's country. An arrangement will be made whereby dates will be assigned to cer tain Interests to be heard so that there may be some systematic method of giving the hearing without embarrass ment. The date upon which the hear ings will begin will be made public when the full committee meets. CARL SCHURZ ELECTED. He Has Been Chosen President of the Civil Service Reform League. Other Officers Selected. Philadelphia, Dec. 11. The delegates to the annual meeting of the National Civil Service Reform league, which .be gan yesterday In the Hotel Walton, held u business session this morning. These officers were elected: President, Carl Schurz, New York; vice 'presidents, Charles Francis Ad ams, Boston ; Augustus R. MacDon ough. New York; Rt. Rev. Henry C. Potter, New York; J. Hall Pleasants, liultlmore; Henry Hitchcock, St. Louis; Henry C. Lea, Philadelphia; Franklin MacVeagh, Chicago; William Potts, New York, and Archbishop P. J. Ryan, Philadelphia. Several reports were read and Presi dent Proctor vof the Civil Service com mission, deliored on address. A number of papers were read nt this afternoon's session and Charles J. Uonaparte, of Baltimore, chairman of the committee on resolutions, presented the report of the committee which evoked much discussion but was finally adopted with' some changes. The re port criticised the platform of the Dem ocratic party and referred to the re sult of the election as an Ignominious defeat for that party. It made refer ence to the annually Increasing num ber of classified positions under the civil service and expressed the hope that the Incoming administration would adopt the plan of appointing persons to office according to their fitness and In accordance wth civil service. The re port further stated that the league hopes no fourth class postmasters will be removed, except for cause, and rec ommended the adoption of these salu tory measures at the beginning of the new administration. The meeting adjourned sine die. A banquet was held this evening. C0XEY IS DISGUSTED. Ho Declines to Chase Itninbows nnd Denounces the People's Party. Masslllon. O., Dec. 11. J. 8. Coxoy Is sued an open letter today to Senator Marlon Butler, denouncing tho "disgraced People's party" sold out to an "Issue -so Insignificant as silver." He adds: "I decline to help chase rainbows of elec tion frauds In Ohio, but hereby announce my resignation as a member of the na tional committee, i oniy lejt me Demo cratic party and now find. In order to be out of It for sure, I must leave the once grand, but now disgraced, People's party. This Is done In deep sorrow and with the hope to join a party soon to which the hope of the Republic must look for succor from financial and Industrial Ills.'' ROBBERS AT LANESB0R0. The Postofilce Safe is Blown Open With Dynamite. Blnghamton, N. Y Dec. ll.-Early this morning buralars broke Into the postof ilce at Lanesbo.-? Pa ami blew open the cafe with dynamite. The robbers did their work while a heavy train was passing near by and no one was aroused by the explo sion. They secured only $u. The robbery Is believed to he the work of the same gang who yesterday morning robbed the postofilce, a grocery store and blacksmith shop at Great Bend, Pa, SENATORIAL J. HAY Although only 45 years of age, J. Hay Brown, the brilliant lawyer of Lancaster, Pa., has narrowly escaped being made at torney general of Pennsylvania, and he was seriously considered for the office of associate Justice of the Supreme court. Last spring he declined the appointment preferred by Governor Hastings of presi dent Judge of the new Superior court. He C0RBETT WILL FIGHT. He is Anxious to Meet Bob Fitislmmons for the $15,000 .Purse Out in Sao Francisco. New York, Dec. 11. James J. Corbctt, who Is in Ibis city, was asked today if he bad seen Dan Stuart who, a short time ago. offered $1.1.000 for a finish fight between the ex-chamlon and FIU sinimons. "I have not heard from Dun Stuart as yet," he said, "but I supose he will see nie before twenty-four hours have passed." "What do you think of Stuart's offer r.f a $15,000 purse for a fight between Fitzsimmons and you?" "Well, you see," replied Corbett, "we have received an offer of a $15,000 purse to box fifteen rounds In San Francis co either In a month or two and I have accepted It. I don't see why Fitzsim mons don't." "We are sure of the money out there and besides, we can fight Inside of four or six weeks. If we accept Stuart's lf fer. then we will have to go down south, und might possibly be chased all around the country for several weeks and not fisiht after all. "If Fitzsimmons will only accept that offer of $15,000 In Sun Francisco, I will agree to stop him In fifteen rounds, and If I should fail I will turn over the entire purse to him." "Uut suppose he won't fight for a lim ited number of rounds?" "Then I will have to fight him to a finish," replied Corbett, "but I think the San Francisco offer is an excellent one and If Fitzsimmons will only ac cept I will pack up my trunk imme diately and start west. I shall consider Stuart's offer and will give him a de cided answer In a few days." CREED0N DEFEATS O'BRIEN. lie Wins in the Ninth Hound nt Ilrondway Athletic Club. New York, Dec. 11. Dan Creedon, of Australia, defeated Dick O'Brien, of Koston In the ninth round of their bat tle at the Broadway Athletic club to night. OTrlcn showed himself a won derfully game man and a terror to take punishment. Though Creedon was t'ml at tho finish he showed himself the best man in every way. He was much cleverer than the Bostonlan but was badly out of condition and In the ninth round Creedon Indicted terrible punishment but lacked strength to kfock O'Brien out. The latter was Btfipgerlng nil over the ring and the referte seeins that a knock out was lnmtnent stopped the bout after two mit-istes and fifty-eight seconds of fighting.- About 2,000 people were prpsent when tlu opening bout In which Billy Whist ler, of Philadelphia, and Eddie Curry, a local boxer, were the principals. They vent the stipulated ten rounds at 120 pcunds and were pretty evenly match ed. But Referee Dick Roehe gave the decision to Curry. The verdict was roundly hissed and hooted. It should have been a draw. Pugilist Slnvin Arrested. Newark, N. J., Dec. 11. Frank P. Slav'n, the iurilts?t, was arrested this afternoon and held In J'JH) bail by Justice Maylleld, on u charge of assault and battery. His former mnnatfer, Ir. Johti A. Dougherty, charges Slavin with having brutally as saulted him last night, liougherty Is laid u; In bed as a result of his encounter with Siavln. ' Steamship Arnvnls. New York. Dec. 11. Arrived: Califor nia, from Hamburg ami Havre. Arrived out: Klhlopln. at lloville; Massachusetts, at London. Sailed for New Yolk: Wer kendam. f.om Rotterdam (Dee. 10); An churls, from Olatgow tlJec. 10). THE NEWS THIS MOilMXU. Weather Indications Today: Fair; Slightly Warmer. 1 Mystery of Lllluokalanl's Visit. Dav With Our Lawmakers. Penrose K"ents an Alleged Libel. Corbett Willing to Fight Fltz.lmmons. 2 Storv of Maceo's Death. Dun's Weekly Review and Markets. Wall Street Review and Markets. i 3 (Local) Devon Will Case Decision. Tlghe-Judge Prize Fljfht a Draw. Day In Crlmlnul Court. 4 E'lltorlnl. Casual Mention. 5 (Local) Superintendent Howell Is Ex onerated by the Hoard of Control. 6 (Local) News of the Week In Society.' Religious Dulngs and Church News. 7 Suburban Happenings. 8 (Local) The World of Melody. i 8 John E. Richmond's Letter of Travel. 10 (Story) "Puss-ln-Boot" (Concluded). 11 Miss Kaiser's Sprightly London Let ter. New Books. IS News Up and Down the Vulley POSSIBILITIES. BROVN. was admitted to the bar In 1ST! and has practiced in Lancaster ever since with great success. He Is the partner of ex Attorney General W. U. Hensel, and the firm enjoys a large and lucrative practice. Mr. Brown has been a leader of the Re. publican party In his county for years and a delegate to a number of national con ventions. He was one of the "306" that stood out for Grant's nomination In KW0. HALE BREAKS RECORDS. Tbe Leader In the Bicycle Race Also Forces tbe Other Riders to Lower the Schedule at Madison Square. New York, Dec. 11. One minute after 8 o'clock tonight, Teddy Hale, the Irish hero of the six days' bicycle race at Madison Square garden, passed the previous record for six days made by Shock in 181)3 1,600 miles by four laps, and hud twenty-five hours, fifty-nine minutes to the good. He not only broke the records himself, but forced the six men following on his tracks to break the previous best for 116 hours 1,457 miles, eight laps. Hule was sprinting miles in 2.24 at 7 o'clock this evening and appeared so fresh and well that he is looked upon as the winner of the contest. The battle for second honors was waged again today between Forster and Rice. At noon the Dutch man had a bit the best of the Wilkes Barre boy and led him by a few miles, but later on Rice had retained the leud. For a time It looked as If Rice's weakened frame would scarcely sup port his wonderful pluck. He wu.4 very wenk at times and the nervous strain was makin? him irritable. Mo was poorly handled up to lust night when "ete" Golden, the old timer, who was hired by the committee of Wilkes Barre citizens to look after the man who is tilling the Pennsylvania town with admirution. Golden humored the wenried and nervous rider In great shape and in the evening Rice was go ing much better, .though still a bit weak. The pace was tolling oiiForstcr also, and he went oft pretty frequent ly during the day. Reading, Schock, Smith, Taylor, Moore and Pierce kept in about the same relative position after the lead ers all day. Ashlnger, Maddox and Cassldy made the third division about forty miles behind Pierce, while of the other four Gannon and McLeod are likely to get tho tail end of the eleven prizes If they keep on at the same rate. A tremendous burst of applause greeted Hale when the announcement was made at 8 o'clock that he had broken the six day record, and pande monium relrned for a few minutes. There were fully 5,000 people In the? garden at the time and the crowd kept pouring In until by 10 o'clock there were between 9.000 and 10,000 present. The following short races were de cided during 'the evening: Half mile profeslsonal handicap, fin al heat won by Con. Baker, Columbus, Ohio, 20 yards; Al. Welnlg, Kuffalo, 15 yards, second; Jay Eaton, KUzabeth, 10 yards, third. Time 1:08. One mile profeslsonal match, best two out of three heats. Katon beat Baker. One mile profeslsonal match, best two out of thre? heats. Teddy Ooodman, of New York, beat Al. Weinig. The score at midnight (previous record 1,474.1 by Shock), was: Hale, 1,646; Rice, 1.611; Forster, 1.594; Reading- 1.572: Shock, 1,554: Taylor, 1,514; Smith. 1,514; Moore, 1.500; Pierce, 1,478; Ashlnger, 1,453; -Maddock. 1.433; Cas sadv. 1.376; Gnnncn, 1,198; McLeod, 1.142; Gllck. 1.040. The score nt 1 o'clock (best previous record,' 1.4480 miles, by Shock) was: Hale. 1,657: Forster, 1,607; nice. 1.013; Reading, 1,588; Shock. 1.565: Taylor, 1,524:. Smith, 1.524: Moore. 1.500; Pierce. 1.49S; Ashlnger, 1.463; Cassidy. 1.376; Maddox, 1.444: Gannon, 1,211; McLeod, 1,154; Gllck, 1,040. FIVE HUNDRED DROWNED. The Number Lost by the Foundering of the Ccrinun Lloyd Stcnincr. Berlin, Dec. 11. A dispatch from Corun na to .the Cologne Gazette says that the number of persons lost by the foundering rf the North German Lloyd steumer Salitr may possibly be as high as 500. The Gazette's correspondent says that the phlp had on board 210 passengers when she lclt Antwerp, und embarked a great many more at the various Spanish ports she touched. , Hank of Commerce Closed. Duluth, Minn., Dec. 11. The National Bank of Commerce, or this city, closed Its doors this mundiig. Its paid up capital was $2ih),0. Its last itatimient showed undivided profits of $1I.UU0; deposits. U0. 000, and loans and discounts, :l75.om. A notice posted on the door states that owing to inability to make any money In that business, the directors hail decided to sus pend, and that the bank expected to pay depositors at an early date. Asphyxiated by Gas. San Francisco. Dee. 11. Mrs. Sarah B. Cooper ami her daughter, Hattie, were found dead In bed at their home this morn ing, having been asphyxiated by gas. Th daughter has been ill for some time and has required constant watching. It Is not known whether she turned on the gas ac. cldentally or with suicidal Intent. Herald's Weather Forecast. New York, Dec. 12. In the Middle states today, clear weather and light to fresh westerly and southwesterly winds will pre vail with rising temperature followed by some cloudiness In the western districts. On Sumlay, fair weather and fresh south westerly winds will prevail with slight ly higher followed by slowly falling temperature. IKLirS Holiday Goods, Black and Pancy Silks and Satins, including an elegant line oi Evening Shades. Moire Velours In Black and Evening Shades. s. Handkerchiefs Red Lace Handker chiefs in Due h esse, vallnctenes and point. French and Irish hand embroid ered handkerchiefs, Jn great variety. Black luce scarf and Fichu's. Ladies' fancy neckwear. Ladles' and gents' Initial handkerchiefs. Children's fancy box handkerchiefs. Black and fancy silk underskirts. Gentlemen's blanket bath robes. Gentlemen's furnishings, shirts, neckwear, collars, cuffs, etc Elegant stock new stock of Latest designs In handles. 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