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TWELVE PAGES 84 it&i. SCHA2JTON, PA. SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 11, 1&96. TWO CENTS A COPY TherQ Are Other Things for Presents Besides Toys, Pictures, Brie-a-Brae. etc., and although we keep all of these In unlimited abundance, today we ask your attention to other lines in which we display specialties bought expressly for the holiday trade. Christmas Handkerchiefs Duchess Lace Handkerchiefs that were bought to sell at $2.00. GIFT PRICK, $1.29. Duchess Lace Handkerchiefs bought to sell at $3.f0. GIFT PRICE, $2.19. Duchess Lnce Handkerchiefs bought to sell fur S4.50. C1IFT PRIOR, $2.79. Duchess Lnoe Handkerchiefs bought to sell for $.".no. GIFT PRICK, $3.19. Fine Linen Batiste Handkerchiefs, exquisitely embroidered by hand. $2.2.1 TO $7.50 EACH. Swiss and Irish F.mbroldered Handkerchiefs. Wonderfully good values. Ge. to $2.00 EACH. Japanests Initial and Hem-stitched Handkerchiefs. No end to assort ment, 10c. to $1.00 EACH. Mufflers Are always acceptable as a Bift and more especially if they ure the pret ty, desirable kind. Ours are Just that sort. PRICES 50c. to $2.50. Cold Weather Comforts Fur tippets, with all the attractive ness and style that the furriers cun lend them. PRICES $1.50 to $12.00. Children's fur sets In the various popular skins. Extra well finished and properly cut, matched and lined. PRICES $1.00 to $2.75. Ostrich Feather Boas; all length. Choicest of sf-lect stock. PRICES $2.25 to $17.00. Combination Lace and Velvet Col larettes and fancy front. The most stylish neckwear of the season. PRICES 50c. to $20.00. Kid Glove Offerings WE ARB SOLE AGENTS IN THIS CITY AND DISTRICT FOR THE JUSTLY CELEBRATED DENT'S ALCROFTS "CORONET" REAL KID GLOVES. THEY COME IN BLACK, TANS, BROWN AND MODKd. 4-Button or 5-Hook Gloves In all the above shades. GIFT PRICE, $1.00. 4-Button Gloves for evening wear In all the popular shades and tints. GIFT PRICE. $1.25. Children's Dressed or Undressed ; Kid Gloves and Mittens. All sizes and all colors. PRICES 60c. to $1.00. Men's Furnishings NOT THE USUAL CHEAP DRY GOODS SORT, BUT THE HIGH EST GRADE GENTS' FURNISH ING STORE KIND. AT DnY GOODS STORE PRICES. Dent-Alcroft K'.d Gloves. All sizes and shades. Other make's KU Gloves for men or boys. PRICES We. to $2.00. Suspenders for men or youths, fancy or plain weaves, every con ceivable style and all the reliable patented improvements. Gilt, . Nickel or Sterling Silver Buckles. PRICES 25c. to $2.25. Neckwear for male persons of all ages in Tecks. Four-ln-Hands. Im perial Puffs, Club House and Band Bows and other leading styles In dark or light effects; also black. Men's plain and fancy Hem stitched Linen Handkerchiefs, also Japanese Silk Handkerchiefs, with or without initials. PRICES 15c. to $1.00. Regulation Sweaters For men and boys. Conventional styles for everytlay buyers and pe , cullar styles for cranks. Holiday Gifts in Notions ' Toilet sets In three pieces to a case Comb, Brush and Mirror. Porce lain effects; a white metal. PRICES $1.25 to $3.50. Celeulold 3-pleee sets; lovely goods and equisite flnishn.n PRICES $2.75 to $6.00. Heavy French Plate Hand Mirrors, round or oval, bevelled edges. Strictly first quality goods. PRICES $1.00 to $1.50. Fancy Cloth Brushes, solid bristles throughout. Metal or porcelain backs. PRICES $1.33 to $2.00. Pocketbooks and Purses, plain or silver trimmed. In all sorts of leather and skins, Including Alliga- ( tor, Crushed Levant, Morocco, , Snake. Any sort, every sort. All shades for evening wear In Japanese, lm- ' ported Silks and Feather goods. PRICES 50c. to $5.00. Celebrated Perfumery Colgate & Co. '8 standard perfumes are so .well known that it Is unne cessary to do more than, merely mention the fact that we keep them. The new extracts and toilet water odors Include Alba Violet. ) Alba Rose, Hermosa, etc., and as - usual we sell them at popular prices, or In other words, at their real values, without charging ex tra for a celebrated name. GLOBE D A Significant Resolution is Passed by a Committee in the Senate. MAY MEAN WAR WITH SPAIN The Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs Orders a Favorable Report on Cameron's Resolution Acknowl edging the Independence of Cuba. Action Agreed to Without a Dis senting Vote Various Opinions Expressed by Well-Known States men. Washington, Dec. 18. The senate committee on foreign relations met at 10.30 o'clock. Secretary Olney appeared shortly after that hour and guve the committee, orally, such information as to Cuban affairs ai'.:e had. All members were present but Mr. Gray, of Delaware, and Mr. Daniels, of Virginia. Secretury Olney, who was Invited by Senator Sherman to come before the committee, today ap peared at the capltol before several members of the. committee arrived. At 12.15 p. m. Secretary Olnev left the committee room and returned to the state department. The committee has ordered a favor able report on Cameron's resolution recognizing the independence of the republic of Cuba. The vote by which the Cuban resolu tion was passed was practically unani mous. The text of the resolution la as fol lows: Joint resolution acknowledging the In dependence of Cuba. Hesolveil, Hy the senate and house of representatives of the ITnlted States of America, In coiiKiess assembled, that the Independence of the republic of Cuba be, and the same Is hereby ai'knowldged by the I'nlted Slates of America. Sec. 2. That the I'nited States will use Its friendly offices with the government of Snuin to bring to a close the war be tween Spain and Cuba. Secretary Olney who had been re quested to appear before the committee by Senator Sherman, was present for one hour, and laid before the committee all the information in the possession of the State department. He stated to the committee very fully the policy of the administration and the reasons that actuated it in Its present attitude to wards the insurrection In Cuba. No number of the committee Is willing to make any statement as to what Mr. Olney said, each one looking upon his statement as a confidential matter between the secretary and the commit tee. Sufllclent Is known, however, to show that Mr. Olney laid before the committee the Information received from Consul General Lee and other sources that has been steadfastly kept from the general public. NO DISSENTING VOTE. . Mr. Olney's argument did not appear to have much weight with the comlt tee, If It was against the passage of the resolution, for immediately upon his withdrawal, the resolution was laid before the committee for action. There was no yea and yea vote but the reso lution was agreed to without a dissent ing vote. The only point of difference was as to whether the action of the committee should be made public to day or withheld until Monday. One senator thought action of any sort should be postponed until after the holi days, but the will of the majority pre vailed and there was pracllcully un animity in the vote. Senators Gray and Daniel were both absent, but it is said both of them are favorable to the ac tion taken by the committee. The report was written and was sub mitted to the committee this morning. It Is looked upon as an exceedingly strong document and goes Into the di plomatic history of the United States very fully to show our policy in the matter of recognizing new states. Some few additions and alterations were suggested by other members of the committee, but the report, as drawn by the senator, is practically complete. There Is an impression among some of the members of the committee that the president will veto the resolution. It being joint in its character and re quiring the executive approval or uis approval. If Mr. Cleveland should enter his veto, it Is claimed that con gress would be able to pass the resolu tion by the necessary two-thirds vote. The action of the committee was soon noised about the capitol and speedily became the sole topic of conversation in committee rooms and corridors, whether or not the passage of such a resolution meant war was the question uppermost, but the consensus of opin ion is that It does not, unless Spain sees fit to force It. The ground was taken in committee that this govern ment possessed the Inherent right to recognize any new state, and if the power previously exercising dominion over such territory protested, upon such power rested the burden of com mencing hostilities. FRTE LOOKS FOR WAR. Senator Frye Is of the opinion that if the masses of the people of Sjialn con trol the executive officers of that gov ernment war will certainly follow the passage of the resolution. Senator Mlllf hopes that speedy ac tion will be taken, and Senator Morgun is of the same mind. Senator Hale, of Maine, deprecates the action of the committee and says those In the sen ate opposed to the jingo spirit mani fested in the resolution will contest the passage of the resolutions to the end, and prevent their adoption by ev ery means possible. No effort will be made to call tije resolution up in the senate until after the holidays, but It Is very evident that Immediately upon the assembling of the senate in January the body will be plunged Into a debate that gives promise of possessing an accompani ment of numerous exciting episodes. HOUSE IS SURPRISED. The Action of the Senate Committee is Looked Upon ns Jingoism Washington, Dec. 18. The house heard with surprise of the action of the senate foreign relations committee In recognising the independence of Cuba, and if the opin ion of the foreign affairs committee and some of the Democratic and Republican leaders In the home Is to be taken as a criterion the popular branch of the gov- ill eminent will not sustain the position taken by the senate committee. Mr. Hitt. of Illinois, the chairman of the house committee, Is out of the city and is not expected to return until the close of the holiday recess. Several other members of the committee were not In their seats to day and have presumably left town. Of those who remain and of this number a I'nlted Associated Presses reporter talked with five the entire quintette stronely opposed taking action at this time. The Republicans objected to any step which would,' In their opinion, bring about a war with Bnaln on the ground that the lie Klnley administration ought not to be met at the very moment of coming into power by so serious an International problem. It was thought better that Mr. McKlnley should formulate his own Cuban policy and in this conclusion the Democrats fully concurred. Other members felt that It would be injudicious on the part of the United States to recognize either the In dependence or the belligerency of the Cuban rebels until the. real situation In the Island was known. Thus fur mem bers of the house, ut least, are In absolute Ignorance, except so far as conflicting newspaper reports are concerned, of the strength of the rebels or their ability to malntuin more than a guerrilla warfare against the Spanish crown. Another gen tleman, also a member of the house for eign affairs committee, said the time for action had passed; that the Island was bankrupt; that American Interests in Cuba are destroyed; that our commerce with the island has practically disappeared and that recognition now would be a mere sentiment without a practical considera tion behind it. "f,'' Bald he, "we want a war with Spain for a sentiment, we are at liberty to have It, but not with my consent. If we had intervened a year ago, the war would have been ended In thirty days; American prop erty rights In the Island would have been saved and our trade with Culm would have suffered only a partial Interference. To day, as I say. the island is bankrupt and their trade will be worth nothing to the I'nlted States for twenty years." BETTKR ATTEND TO BUSINESS. Another member of the committee ex pressed the belief that the I'nlted States had better attend to Its own business und no go dancing through the congress of nations with u chip on its shoulder, spoil ing for' a tight. "There Is great differ ence of opinion," he said, "umong our own people today us to the financial pjllcy which we should adopt. About half the American people favor bl-metuillsm, ami the remainder are a unit for the gold slundurd. We had better settle our own dltllculties and get our affairs on a satis, factory basis before taking any further trouble on our shoulders." One of the Republican traders of the house a man of greut Influence umong his fellows pointed out to the reporter that a promise of better times was made to the American people If Mr. McKluley should be elected to the presidency. Mr. McKlu ley, he added, had been elected and now it was purposed by the senate to take a step which would involve in complications with Spain and relnrd a return to pros perity for several irs. He expressed the belief that all the Kepublican leaders us well as the Influential Democrats i the house would set their faces strongly against the adoption of any Cuban reso lution which might properly be regarded by Spain as an unfriendly act. .Members of the foreign affairs commit tee expressed their surprise at the change of sentiment umong their colleagues. It was stated that members of thut commit tee, who at the last session were radical In their opposition to Spain and bubbling over with enthusiasm for the Cuban pa triots, have changed front since their return to Washington and are now among the most conservative men on the commit tee. The prediction was freely made chat, notwithstanding the unanimity with which the resolution was reported by ihe senate committee. It was doubtful If the senate would adapt It, or nt least not without very considerable delay. Not a single member of the house, out of a core or more of the leaders, could be found ho believed that the senate resolutions i-O'.ld pass the house, even though it be favor ably reported by the house commit )e. which Is also regarded as impossible. The opinion was freely expressed that the sen ate from being the conservative brunch of the government hus changed places with the house und that the latter today is by long odds the conservative branch of congress. VIEWS OF MR. QI'IGO. One of flie members of the foreign af fairs committee who did not hesitate to express his views publicly was Mr. yulgij, a New York Republican. He said: "I don't think the senate resolution can pass the house at this session of con gress. I do not know a member of ilu house committee on foreign affairs who Is In favor of it nor do I think it possible to obtain from the house committee reso lutions of any soil at this session. The disposition of the house committee is to leave the matter to the Incoming admin istration. Personally, while I entertain the liveliest sympathy with Cuba, I am op.posed to the conduct of foreign affrt'rs by congress. I think there Is nothing more dangerous to the public peace than the discussion In congress of serious In ternational uffulrs." Mr. Shafroth, the sllverlte member from Colorado, expressed surprise at the action of the senute committee. "Before the election," he said, "when the candidate had yet to appeal to ihe people, the Cuban revolution was a live subject, but now it will be found thut the business interests of New York must be protected. You will find that the New York press tomorrow will denounce the ac tion us threatening the relations between Spain ami the ITnlted States and danger ous to the trade between New York and Cuba. Wall street will not permit ih.? passage of ihe resolution through the house. It "nay pass the senate, but t'mt will end the mutter." CUBANS ARE JUBILANT. They Believe Thut Their Dn of Deliverance is nt Hand. New York, Dec. 18. There was great re joicing among Cubans and Cuban sym pathizers in this city when the news of the action of the foreign relations com mittee of the senute was received. They had begun to despair of anything being done by the United States in aid of the struggling Cubans during the Incumbency of President Clevelund. They are confident that both senate and house will puss the resolutions and ex press hopes that Mr. Cleveland will no longer oppose the sentiment which is be ing manifested in all parts of this country in favor of the recognition of the Inde pendence of the Cuban republic. SPANISH MINISTER MUM. He Holmes to Tnlk of the Adoption of the Cameron Resolution. Washington, Dee. 18. In regard to the Cameron resolution In the senate. Ihe Spanish minister says with considerable emphasis that while certain sensational papers may be relied upon to publish ul leged statements from him he Is confident thut all sensible people will appreciate thut he has declined, anil will uniform ly refuse to be led into any discussion or criticism whatever touching a mutter un der the consideration of congress. Such a matter he would not discuss un der any circumstances and he seises this opportunity to warn every one against statements on the subject which may be attributed to him, however Indirect. BIQ MINeTurCHASE. The 1'nrnegie C'ompnnr Secures In terest in Minnesota. New York Dec. 18. It was reported In financial circles today that the purchase of the .Mountain and Ratlibun Iron mines In the Messlbu range, .Minnesota, by the Carnegie Steel company, from John D. Rockfeller, has taken place. The amount Involved is unknown. President Uates, of the Lake Superior Consolidated Iron company, said today: , "We do not feel at liberty to speak of the matter, but refer you to the Carnegie peo ple." 'At the office of the Carnegie company It was said thut the matter was a private one, and of no public Interest. Olner Will Not Tn'k. Washington, Dec. 18. Secretary Olnev de-lines to say anything at all about his visit to the capitol today, or about the relations of the United State and Spain. FOR UNIFORMITY OF COURT PRACTICE Convention of All tbc Judfes of the Slate to Be Held. WILL ADOPT NEW COURT Rl 3 The Convention Will Put Into Prac tical Operation Uniform System of Legal Education Indorsed by the Pennsylvania liar Association. Examining Boards of All Counties to Take Part.-Attorneys of One County to Be Allowed to Practice in All Counties ia the State. Philadelphia, Dec. 18. A most Impor tant meeting has been called by the joint committees on rules and legal education of the Pennsylvania BaHeas sociation. It will be a convention or gathering of the Judges of every coun ty In the state, he first ever called together In the history of the common wealth. The convention will meet In Philadelphia during the lust week of this month, and there will be assembled there In one body, perhaps the great est gathering of legal minds in the his tory of the state. The object of this convention Is two fold and Its Importance to the manu facturing and financial Interests of the stute and all others whose business brings them frequently Into the civil and criminal courts, can be Imagined when it is stated that the body will consider the expediency and the feasi bility of attaining uniformity in the rules of court throughout the common wealth, and to take steps towards put ting into practical operation the uni form system of legal education In dorsed by the Bar association and out lined in the report of the committee in the second volume of the reports of the Pennsylvania liar association. A copy of this volume has been sent to every Judge and member of the asso ciation throughout the state. SAD LACK OF UNIFORMITY. It Is a well known fact that Pennsyl vania, of all the states In the union, has a different system of rules for court practices In every county, which mixes matters up when an attorney from one county goes to another to try a case, and often results In the loss of largo sums of money in civil actions. The great differences in the rules if these courts were brought up at the last meeting; of the Hur association, held at Bedford Springs, and In a report mnde to the association, a comparison of ithe rules of the courts In various counties was made by Alexander Simpson, jr., and the report covered several large volumes, showing the ab surdity of this phase of affairs. Since the meeting the committee on rules of court and the committee on legal education got together. The rules for legal education are Just as varied in the different counties as the rules of court. Those committees de cided to. call 'tt.i great meeting of Judges representing sixty-eight coun ties. It will be finally decided what rules will be made universal In the state and what the course of study for students and those applying for admis sion to the bar will be. A state board will probably be recommended and ev ery student In the state required to pass that body, which will give him the right to practice In every county. Likewise all attorneys will be given the privilege of practicing In all coun ties. This alone will affect at least 40,000 students and practicing attor neys. The convention, will assemble on Tuesday, Dec. 29, at 10.30 a. m. In his toric Congress hall. Sixth and Chestnut streets. A brief address of welcome will be made by the chief Justice of Pennsylvania, and by a representative of the Philadelphia Judiciary. The mornin.tr session will be occupied with the matter of the rules of court. At 1 o'clock dinner will be tendered by members of the Philadelphia bar to the visiting Judges and to the representa tives of the board of examiners. This city will send It five Judges, Wlllard. Smith, Archbald. Gunster and KUw arils, and one or more members of the local examining board. Attor ney Newconib, O'Brien and Zimmer man. VERDICTS IN TAX CASES Maoy Are Oiveo io Favor ot the Com Doowealtb of PeoDylvaola-.Scrao-ton Concern Interested. Harrlsburg, Pa Dec. 18. In the trial of state tax cases In court today ver dicts In favor of the commonwealth were taken an follows: I'nion Tan ning company, $7143.19 (subject to re served point); Hlossburg Coal com pany, $1,085;; Hecla Coke company, $109; Muoslc Mountain and Carbtvndale Railroad company, $l!44.i:i; Tioga Rail road company, $4,340; Sugar Run Rail road company, $130.80; Citizens' (las company, $107.72; Samuel Mary's Gas company, $r4.22; Lackawanna Store as sociation, $109.83; McKinley-Louning Loan and Trust company. $451.78; Philadelphia Finance company, $111.30; Welsbach Light company. $121.01; I'nion Improvement company, $X44.1I; Pennsylvania Coal company, $794.66; Bangor Fidelity Slate company, $23.63; Old Bangor Slate company, $522.44; Bethlehem Iron company, $405.31; Cambria Iron company, $4,046.57; Dun more Iron and Steel company, $445.32; Dunbar Furnace company, $25.04; Klk Tanning company, $6,510.57; Penn Tan ning company, $128.40; I'nited Gas Im provement company, $2,114.65; Cathar ine and Balnbrldge Street Railway company, $209.22; Allentown Uas com pany, $:10.65; Seranton Lnce Curtain Manufacturing company, $10.36; State Line and Sullivan Railroad com puny, $1,078.28; Philadelphia company. $208.61; Baltimore and Harrlsburg Ruilway, western extension, $266.40. These companies were awarded ver dicts: International Navigation com pany, Hethlehem Klectrlc Light com pany, Sheffield Gas company,- Penn Tanning company. William Mann com pany. Aurora Coal company. Coal Ridge Improvement and Coal company, Lehigh-Luzerne Coal company, Dun bar Furnace company, Seranton Lace Curtain Manufacturing company, Welsbach Light company. Northern Coal and Iron company, Investment company of Philadelphia, Investment Trust company of Philadelphia, Schuyl kill Traction company, Germania Re fining company. Independent Refining company, Limited; Penn Refining company. Limited; Shoenberger Steel company, Frlck company, Caledonia Mining and Manufacturing company, Chester' Freight Line company. Steamship Arrivals. New York, Dec. 18. Arrived: Norge, from Copenhagen; Ems. from Genoa. Sailed: Karlsruhe, for Bremen. Arrived out: Werra, at Gibraltar; Patrla, at Ham burg; I'mbrla, at Queenstown; Norman nla, at Genoa (Dec. 17). Sailed for New York: ' Ethiopia, from Glasgow (Dec, 17). MEN OF PROMINENCE. ALEXANDER The Actor, Who Died Alexander Satvlnl, who died Dec. 13, near Florence, Italy, was familiar to thousands of Americans for his splendid personation of Dumas' hero, "D'Artugnan," in "The Three Guardsmen," Mr. Salvtnl had looked forward to a career of greatness upon the stage, and his hopes had been ineouraged by most of the critics. He had been the foremost among young men who esuay the drama uf romance, und his capability In that regard had been universally conceded. In his attempts at more profound study he had been less for tunate. As "Hamlet" he was perhaps a little too theatrical, and his lack of re pose wus commented upon. At the same time, his conception of the character was original and In some respects worthy. THE PROCTORS LYNCHED Father and Two Sons Die at the Hands of a Mob-Public Approves of the Affair. Russellvllle, Ky., Dec. 18. Dink and Arch Proetor, father and son, were taken from Jail at 2 o'clock this morn ing and hanged to a tree Just outside the town, and Bill Proctor, another son, was shot and killed In his cell. A mob of about 100 men broke into the jail about 1:30 o'clock this morning by buttering down the door with sledge hummers. The jailor was forced to give up the cell keys. The Proctors were up as they had been warned as to what was to come. Bill Proctor swore .he would not leave the cell alive and as he was a powerful man and hard to handle, one of the mob shot him with a pistol. Immediately afterward a charge of buckshot was fired at him, and as he fell a volley of pistol shots were fired. About thirty balls entered his body. After Proctor was down a man entered the cell and placing a pistol at the head of the fallen man pulled the trigger and thus died the most dangerous man in Logan county. The mob then took Dink Proctor and his son. Arch, out of their cells and bound their hands after the jailor had made an unheeded plea for mercy for the father. The mob, who had now In creased to 200 men, escorted the prison ers to a tree on the Nashville road and strung father and son up side by side. Their bodies were cut down this morn ing. The mob came from Adalrvllle and they- cut all the telegraph wlres leauing trom inai poim in oruer 10 pre vent notice being given of their coming. Mrs. Proctor, wife of Dink, and mother of Arch and Bill, was asleep In a hotel here when the lynching took place. She had come to attend the ex amining 'trial today and Arch begged the mob pitifully to be allowed to see his mother before he was hanged, but his request was refused. Bill Proctor was one of the four who was charged with hanging Ed. Traugh er about two years ago. He has .tilled several men, and has been tried four times for his life, but always escaped on trial, and this fact caused the mob to take the law in Its own hands in the present case. Dink has always been a qitft fellow, and this is the first time he has been in trouble. The general public approve the killing of Bill and Arch, but thought that Dink should have been left alone. SHARKEY GETS THE CASH. Smiles at Attachments and Takes g,500Rcudy to Fight Anybody San Francisco, Dec. 18. As soon as the AnKlo-Callfornlan bank opened this morning Tom Sharkey presented the cer tified cheek for tlO.miU humled him by Ref eree Wyatt Harp on the night of the light with Kltsslinmons. The cashier notilled the sailor that attachments aggregating $l,r.) had been llled against the certific ate. "All right, then give me the balance," re marked Sharkey ill a way, showing that he was anxious to get the $8,jU0 out of the leach of collectors. The money wus turned over to him and he proceeded on his way Jubilantly. Shar key has not definitely determined as to his future movements. "I am ready to fight anybody," said Sharkey. Inquiry among members of the grand Jury leads to the conclusion that that body will not proceed ai4aiiint tr.e boxers by finding Indictments for felony. On the jury ure a number of prominent citizens who do not disapprove of ring contests. THE NEWS THIS M0RNINU. Weather Indications Today: Cloudy; Slightly Colder. 1 Independence of Cuba Receives Impe tus by the Foreign Relations Com mittee. Judges of the Stoites to Meet in Con vent lull. Father and Two Sons Lynched. 2 Wall Street Review and Markets, ' 3 (Plumbers Demand for an Increase In Wages. Street Hallway Companies Merged Into Une. 4 Editorial. Casual Mention. C (Local) Remodeled Rlcycle Club House Opened with Eclttt. Meeting of Poor Board. 6 Social and Personal. """"" " 7 Suburban Happenings. ' ' --- . 8 Religious News ot the Week. 1 Some Facts About the Game of Whist. 10 A Ray of Hope for Consumptives. 11 Capital Of the Queen's Domiin. 13 News Up and Down the Valley. SALVINI, In Italy, Dec. I5. Young Salvlnl was about SO years old, and his earliest recollections were of the theater. It was his Intention to take his futher's place In tragedy, and It was not Impossible that his genius might have broadened with age to the desired scope. In physique there was nothing wanting. A young giant of marvelous Inheif ed strength, he had the force and the pres ence to follow "Othello," "The Gladiator" and the other tragedies so well presented by the elder. The young man never com pletely conquered English. His foreign accent was just perceptible In most of his stage speech. It was especially promi nent In his "Hamlet," and this fact some what marred the dignity of his work in that play. BREAK IN STOCKS. The Market Suffers from a Chill on Ac count ot the Senate Committee's Ac tlon on the Cameron Resolution. New York, Dec. 18. There was a vlo lent break in the stock market today when advices from Washington were received telling of the adoption by the senate committee on foreign relations of the resolution of Senator Cameron recommending the Independence of Cuba. For several weeks the matter has been a disturbing influence in the stock market, as, from the Wall street point of view a war with any country is regarded a likely to Induce liquida tion and disturb, the values of securi ties. Hence it was assumed today that the almost unanimous adoption by the .committee of the Cuban resolution would result In an outbreak of hos tilities with Spain, and, owing; to the absence of any considerable outside support In the stock market, the bear traders were able to bring about seri ous declines In many securities. So far a the discussion on the subject on the stock exchange was concerned it was recognized that the actual fight ing between this country and Spain could have but one result, but owing to the very weak condition of the Spanish finances it was feared that the bankruptcy of that country would re sult very quickly. Spanish securities have their chief market In Paris, and they have been very weak for a long time. Parisian operators are heavily loaded with Spanish bonds and they are also heavily committed in the Kaf fir mining shires, which they pur chased on the big advance In those se curities in London last year. Hence should the bankruptcy of Spain result from hostilities with this country, it would very likely create a panic on the Paris Bourse, and through the liquidation of the Kalllr shares In Lon don, bring about severe breaks in Lon don. It was assumed that any violent break In London would naturally be reflected in this market. The declines in the market today were, it was con sidered, due rather to a weak specu lative situation which was taken ad vantage of by the active boar traders to raid the market. They were sufll clent. however, to reach many stop loss orders, which added to the weakness of the market. The declines average over 4 per cent, from last night's clos ing figures. It was the general Impression among the commission houses that tomorrow's events In the stock market will be con trolled In no small degree by the recep tion accorded In London and on the continent of this afternoon's important action at Washington. The transac tion were the largest for any day In weeks, and a lively session Is looked for tomorrow. ACTIVITY IN THE NAVY. Repairs Are Ordered on All Ships in the Atlantic Coast Ynrds. Washington, Dec. 18 Acting Secretary XleAiloo. of the navy, this ufternoon sum moned the chiefs of construction, eimi nt'erlng und ordnance, Commodores Hleh born, .Melville and Sampson, ami ordered them to take whatever steps were neces sary to expedite the repairs on ull ships now In commission at the Atlantic const navy yards. This action is taken. It Is explained. In order thut all avalluble ships may be ready to rendezvous for drill purposes with Admiral Dunce's fleet ut Hampton Roads not later than Jan. 1. TURKEY THIEF WOUNDED. Une of the Welsh .Mountain Gang is Fatally Shot. Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 18. Officer Ayers, of Salisbury township, and a deputy, yes tfnluy afternoon made a raid 011 a gang of thieves in the Welsh mountain, who were suspected of stealing turkeys. They discovered the thieves in the act of clean ing the turkeys, and In the fight that en sued Dlller Kryberger, one of the thieves, was shot in the abdomen and probably fatally Injured. Kryberger was arrested, but the other members of the gang escaped. Isnnc Moister Dead. Wllkcs-llnrre, Pa., Dec. 18. Isaac S. Moister, division superintendent of the Lehigh Valley Coul company, died at his home here today of typhoid fever. The deceased was born In l'iltston 111 1830. Dur ing his life time he had charge of the Stute Geological Survey In the Hazleton district and held muny offices of trust. Herald's Weather Forrcnst. New York, Dec. 18. In the Middle stetcs today, clear and considerably colder weather will prevail, with fresh and brisk westerly to northwesterly winds, temper ature falling tonight below 20 degrees In the Delaware end Hu'lson valleys. On Sunduy, clear, slightly colder weather and fresh to light northwesterly and norther, ly winds will prevail, followed in this sec tion by a slight rise of temperature. IHLEY Holiday Goods. Black and Fancy Silks and Satins, including an elegant line of Evening Shades. Moire Velours In Black and Evening Shades. 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