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Clean up everything In Holiday
Goods; that was next thing to an Im
possibility, and wu didn't expect it.
N'oiv, however, the balance must go,
and we won't he a bit particular as to
Fancy (Ms,
Toys, Books,
Hverythlng In fact that wc bought
for the Holiday trade.
Qoks at
Me-'em-Away Prices
Prices that you'll scarcely feel, ow
ing to their littleness; prices tliut will
ennble people of moderate means to
Bet a world of prettlness In their
homes for less money than It took
to make the urtlcles bought.
ioMay Morning
this, surely. Cloak bargain time also.
All the goods offered below aro full
Winter weights, and better finished
garments never came from the tailor's
workshop. As to styles, when we say
they're up-to-date, you can safely take
our word for It.
CO Children's Coats, heavy Tweed
mixtures, worth $3.00.
Sale Price, $1.29
CO Children's Coats, strong, warm
school garments, sizes C to 12, pretty
cloths and patterns, worth $3.50.
Sale Price, $1.93
BO Children's stylish fur trimmed
Coats, tan mixtures, sizes I! to 12,
were $1.50.
Sale Price, $2.98
m Children's Jackets, high neck,
deep stoim collar, very heavy and
strictly tine wool, sizes 4, 0 and 8,
value S3.&0.
Sale Price, $1.49
C5 Ladles' Vine Kersey Coats, navy
or black, sizes 32 to 4'J, a thoroughly
good and stylish garment, exception
ally good value for JC.W.
Sale Price, $4.29
DO Ladles' Kerrey Coats, Inlaid vel
vet collars, supeibly tailored, choice
quullty, a record breaker for $C50.
Sale Price, $4.69
25 French Coney Capes, finely
matched skins, nicely tlnlshed, SO
Inches deep, extra sweep, worth $8.M.
' Sale Price, $4.98
2!i extra tine Kersey Jackets, black
only, u superb garment that has sold
this season for $12.
Sale Price, $6.49
ooooooooo oooooooo
These are but or3ce
hints.' The whols Cloak
stock Is at your service at
the same price ration
1 iriHT SMIFlto WW
Something to Be Read an Connection with
the Statement Made en iY.lonclay' Last by
Thomas Dolan That Me "Has Been Per
sonally Cognizant of Every Farthing Ex
pended in Behalf of Mr. Wanamaker During
Tins Campaign" and That "Not One Cent
Has Been Spent in Other Than Legitimate
Channels" A Partial Turning on of the Cal
cium Ray Interview with Marshall Barring.
The following statement of facts Is
based upon the sworn reports of reli
able ollieeis of tliu low. These ntllcers
have for months heen watching the
growth of the senatoilal liooin of John
Wannmaker from I ho Inside. Their
averments can be relied upon absolute
ly and speak for themselves. It shoiltd
be said for Dr. N. C. M'iclcey, whose
name Is mentioned below, tliut his uc
tlon was taken throughout upon ad
vice, for the purpose of exposing the
Wanamaker methods. The money he
received was subsequently turned over
to another and will in due time b'i re
funded. A skilled detective In the employ of
the Barring & McSweeney agency, was
provided with means of access
to Mr. Wanamaker. This detective
ulso had means of Introduction of a
similar character to Mr. Frank
Willing Leach, the avowed man
ager of Mr. Wanamaker's cam
paign. The story of this, detective
In detail as told In his original re
ports to his chief, Is given below with
the exception of unimportant details
and matters not bearing directly upon
the case:
"In obedience to Instructions I called
at the Glrard building, In l'hlliulelplila.
on October 3rd, ISM, at the olllce of
Frank Willing Leach and found tint he
was out of the city. I then went to
see Mr. Wnnamaker. lie was In Ills
private otllce at the store and I pie
sented my letters of Introduction. I
told him my primary object In .Tettlng
the leUer was to make a hid for his
general detective business, Jut It had
since occurred to me that 1 could help
liliu politically, ny reason of my liust
ners 1 said 1 was In a position to learn
without much trouble the Inside of
mnrv combinations that might be very
advantngpous to his management to
know. 'You certainly can help me a
great deal,' said Mr. Wanamaker, '(he
people are for me, but the politicians
are against me, and you, of course, are
In a position to ascertain their move
ments. I am very glad, Indeed, to have
your assistance and I will have one of
my managers call upon you at once.'
He then asked me where 1 stopped
and where I could be seen. I told him
I could be seen that evening; I said
that I was pretty well ucciuuinted with
the situation in the Wyoming and
Schuylkill vallevs and I thought there
were some people there who could be
reached and he was much interested.
I left him and severnl hours later sent
him a note by messenger announcing
that 1 would he at the Lafayette Hotel
for the remainder of the day.
About C p. m., 13. A. Van Valkenburg
called. He was a bright fellow and had
the situation at ills lingers' ends. He
claimed in a general way that ho was
s.till friendly to Senator Quay, but
that Quay must drop some of his lieu
tenants and come In with Wanamaker.
The compromise could be made fit any
time, he said, on these terms, but if
tills was not done the flsht would go
on indefinitely. The Wanainnker pto
plo, he continued, had been making pio
paratlons for more than a year and
were ready to make a light against all
odds, liaving back of them all the po
litical secret societies and a complete
organization of their own unsuspected
by the opposition all over the state that
would financially be Invincible.
I told lilin I had spoken to my chief
about doing political work and h.d
been told I could do as I pleased, pro
vided that 1 did not neglect the work
ol the linn. Van Valkenburg then said
that in Lackawanna county they had
Fair all right, but Mackey was un
certain, and I should approach Mm
and If I could get satisfactory proofs
or pledges In writing fioin lilm they
would furnish him with assistance. I
asked about Luzerne countv, but was
told it was all rluht for Wan.imalter.
hut Van Valkenburg requested nu to
see Reynolds of Lackawanna; Orine,
of Schuylkill, and everybody in Somer
set, Armstrong and Westmoreland. He
suld that Magee would fix up Congress
man Huff, of Westmoreland, but they
thought they had bettor tackle I he
members themselves and not bother
about Huff. Van Valkenburg also sug
gested that I should look after hold
over senators and men of lnlluence and
If I could produce results the would
take care of me, as they were doing for
rll their people. Van Valkenburg said
hat detectives were after hint 1! over
the state, but had not got him In n. hole
yet and never would,
On October Cth I went lo Waverly in
Lackawanna county to see Dr. N. C
Mackey, Republican candidate for the
legislature. I Introduced mysJf as a
filend of Mr. Wanuninker's an J said
he had the organization and means lo
win and asked where he stood. Tlio
doctor said he had n bitter fight for
the nomination and hod spent 11500 and
it would take from $500 to $1000 more to
eieet him. He had the sympathy of
M-' Connell, a local power In polltl -a,
but sympathy did not pay hills i.r.d
while he wasn't a boodler bo woul J bo
glad II somebody would come to his
refcue In the mutter of expense and he
would not forget It. I said I would
give him my name and nddress and see
him later; he wanted to know If I was
known In the neighborhood and upon
being told I was not he said that was
all right as It would not arouse suspic
ion. Ho drove over to alenburn sta
tion and got on a train for Seranton and
I Joined him in the car. He suld thru
In the country districts people went Into
politics for the love of it, but he had a
ward of Scranton In his district and it
took money there. He said he supposed
he would hear from me in a week or two
and It would be well to meet Some
where else. 1 nald I Intended to carry
that out und left him at the depot.
On October 9th I called on Van Val
kenburg at ills rooms nt lltli and Wal
nut stieets, Philadelphia, und found
he was out of town. The woman of the
house said his brother was at the Sten
ton hotel and I went there and hud a
talk with him. This brother was
l'reti A. Van Valkenburg. He said he
had talked to his brother about me and
they were glad to have my assistance
uid added that his biother would be
home on the following Sunday and
wunted to see me. In the afternoon I
saw Frank Wllllnir Leach but he was
In a hurry and I had only a few min
utes' talk with him. He said he knew
my employers and would be glad to
get anv information 1 could give htm
and iiiv services would be appreciated
In proportion to their worth and asked
me to call again. 1 wrote to Mr. Van
Vallunburg that night, its follows:
Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. S, ISM.
K. A. Van Valkenburg, esq.:
Dear Sir: 1 presume you ale In receipt of
my letter on the 7th lust, written at llol-
lldaysburg. I had btistuss In tills city
today but find you aie absent. I called
on your brother and had a short talk as
to the situation. If you wish me to go
any further with 'Mackey whom I have
on the string you can write mo to box
XJJ. Pittsburg. I expect to come east again
next week sometime and if you so advise
me I will arrange to cull at Philadelphia.
In the meantime 1 shall try to seo some
people In the western districts.
Yours truly,
"I went to Pittsburg on October 10th
and unexpectedly jun acrops Van Val
kenburg at the Union depot. He Im
mediately asked about Lackawanna
and Dr. Mackey. He wanted to know if
1 could get him to sign the proper pa
pers. I said I would get lilin to sign
anything that Van Valkenburg
drew up If I had the paper
in one hand and the money In the
other. He said he was afraid Mr. Con
nell would try to hold him in line, i
s-aid 1 did not think so as he was not
directly Interested in the senatorial
light. 'Well,' he said finally, 'I won
der what they would do about it if you
were caught. I don't want to get you
or anybody else in a scrape.' Then he
said, 'Let him sweat a week or two,
I am having him watched but 1 have
no one who can approach him as you
have done. We will meet hhn on his
terms but I want to lie sure that we
get value received and that we are not
tin own down."
Van Valkenburg said they expected
to do great things In Wesmoieland and
Fayette counties and wanted me to
urn up there and look tilings up and
report to lilm at Altoona. 1 then went
to Greensburg as If acting on his sug
gestion. As near as I could find out tlie
county was solid for Quay, every can
didate nominated having to declare
himself on that Issue. There was hut
one member of the delegation who had
any leaning toward Wanamaker but
his constituents were against him. I
wrote to Van Valkenburg on the 12th
of October and told lilm that all the
Westmoreland delegation were against
us unless It might lie Araoa Trout, of
Mt. Pleasant township.
On October 17th I met Van Valken
burg at Altoona and made an engage
ment with lilm for 2 o'clock In the af
ternoon at his room in the hotel, where
we talked for several hours on the
general situation. lie said he had to
be very caieful In communicating with
me as agents of the other side followed
him everywhere. He said that my slz-Ing-up
of the situation In Westmore
land countv wus accurate and that a
solid delegation for Quay had been
nominated. He said that he expected
to meet Campbell of Deny, that day
and threaten him with defeat If he
didn't give the necessary pledges. Van
Valkenburg suld that he hud never up
to that time openly given his consent to
the defeat of antagonistic Republicans,
but It might have to lie done.
The talk then drifted to Dr. Mackey
of Lackuwannu, unit Vuti Valkenburg
raid that we might as well close with
him and Inquired how much It would
take. I said the doctor told me It had
already cost him $1,500 and might cost
that much more. Van Valkenburg said.
Well, of course, we can pay $1,500 but
we won't pay him any more than $1,-
000 If we can help It.
"My peoule," he continued, and he
afterwards mentioned Thonnis Dolan,
of Philadelphia, In this connection,
"never question my judgment in mat
ters of this kind, and for this reason I
am very careful as I do not want to pay
more for any specific object than Is ab
solutely necessurv, Tliev are always
willing to pay any orlce so they ate
sure of the goods. Sometimes I say to
them that a certain point Can be made
for W.OOO and I uni afterwards obliged
to toll them It will take twice that
amount, but they never object If I can
assure them It will bring the result. We
ure doing business on that busts. We
don't object to paying thp price, but
we want to see the results. That Is why
1 want to do business with a man like
you. I am continually haunted by suck
ers who come and say they can do cer
tuin things anil want an advance of
expense money but tl.ey don't menu
what they say.
I said that if we won .' would want
to share In the laurels, 'if we win he
Continued on Page C
lie Insists That the Cnsn Against Vim
Valkonhuig Mill Not Ito Tried.
llurrlsburg, Pa., Dec. 31. In an Inter
view tonight Rudolph Hlankenburg, or
Philadelphia, one of the Philadelphia
leaders, said regarding the ariest of E.
A. Van Valkenburg:
"It Is one of the despicable and de
spairing methods which the opposition
is playing as a last card. It will not
n villi them anything. We nre amply
prep'ured for any move that they may
make. The outrageous nature of the
charges that have been made Indicates
to what extremity Senator Quay la re
duced. He Is playing a desperate game.
Wc have never for a moment lost con
fidence In our ublllty to win this bat
tle, and tactics such as thuse adopted
by Senator Quay are calculated to win
votes for our cause. Quay and his
lieutenants are playing a bluff game.
"The case against Van Valkenburg
will never come to trial. It Is not in
tended that It shall come to trial. It
will be similar to the case of the drug
gist in Huntingdon who was arrested
In July on a churge of slandering Pen
rose. Jt has been held over and has
never reached the grand jury. Another
case is that of the Rev. Durfy, of Phil
adelphia, who was held for court on
a charge of libeling Penrose, but it has
never been taken up. This last move
Is another of the same class.
Refuses to Declare Himself for Either
Candidate Van Valkenburg
Makes a Statement.
Harrlsburg, Pa., Dec. .11. Some life
was Infused Into the senatorial light
tonight by the arrival of Senator Quay
and Senator Penrose. They proceeded
nt once to the Lochlel headquarters and
during the evening were besieged by
politicians of high und low degree. Sen
ator Quuy again alllrmed his belief in
tlie figures given out ten days ago when
he made the statement that Penrose
would have 150 votes. Senntor Penrose
also expressed absolute confidence In
the outcome of his campaign.
Rudolph Hlankenburg also arrived
this evening and stated that the Wan
amaker headquarters at the Common
wealth would be opened tomorrow
morning. -Those of the Huslness Men's
League on Walnut street, will nlso be
thrown open.
Governor Hastings is being repie
sented as a Penrose supporter, but he
hus steadfastly refused to declare him
self for anybody.
Some exciting devlopments are ex
pected soon on both sides, but the char
acter of the disclosures Is not known.
The front of the Lochlel Hotel Is
blight witli Penrose electrical llllmina
tlon and a Wanamaker electric arch
will span Market street at the Com
monwealth. K. A. Tan Valkenlntrg returned from
Pottsville this evening and being ask
ed for a statement as to the charges
of bribery ugalnst hhn said:
The statement of J. N. Tillurd made
under oath hefoie Justice of the Peace
Kuebler, in the borough of Pottsville, Dec.
31, lS'Jii, In a certain prosecution Instituted
against me for conspiracy to bribe Web
ster (.'. Weiss, wherein it Is declared or In
timated that I ever at any time or under
any conditions or In any way whatsoever
either bribed or attempted to bribe or eon
spired with one or more to bribe or tit
temp to bribe Webster ('. Weiss, and N.
( Mackey, or either of them, or that I
furnished either of said persons either di
rectly or Indirectly with money or any
thing of value to lnlluence or Induce either
of the above named to vote for John
Wanamaker for United States senator,
or to, in any way, lnlluenco or control the
action of both or either of the above
named in their olllce as members of the
general assembly of Pennsylvania, is,
wholly, absolutely and unqualifiedly false
and the said J. N. Tillurd, well knew said
statement to be false, untrue und per
jured ut the time he made It under oath us
Is Confident Tlmt Penrose Will He
Llcctod, However.
Philadelphia, Dec. 31. Senator Quay
was here today for a few hours. He
was met on his arrival from Washing
ton at Broad street stutlon by Peter A.
15. Wldener, the traction railway mag
nate. Mr. Quay and Mr. Wldener had
a long jirivate conversation the result
of which is unknown and Is metely a
question of surmise. Mr. Wldener will
not talk about it, stating that It was
a private conversation, and Mr. Quuy
denied himself to newspaper men.
To Ids lieutenant whom he saw here
today, Mr. Quay expressed himself as
confident of Penrose's election. Mr.
Quay is said to have gone to Hanls
burg this afternoon.
Demand Higher Wages,
Columbus, O., Dee. SI. The state nilueis'
convention ado;Ud u lesolutlou this after
noon demanding nu Immediate udvuuee uf
(i cents over the wages paid In all the dis
tricts now, In order to place the Ohio min
ers on the same level us the Pennsylvania
miners. No strike Is anticipated, however,
until after tliu meeting of the miners' na
tional convention here next month.
Accidental Shooting.
Wllllamspoit. Pn., Dee. 31. William
Reefer and John Klieihardt went out
gunning for rabbits this morning and b
the accidental discharge of the lattcr's
gun lvtefer received a load of shot In the
left fide and died soon ufterwurd. Kber
haidl Is gilef-strlcken, as the men had
lieen the best of friends. Reefer was aged
37 years und leaves u wife.
Double Suicide.
Baltimore, Dec. 31,-Ilarry Rldgely and
John C. Grllllth, both colored, und each
about 30 years of nge, shut theyselves up
lu a room over a stable lust night and
turned on a full How of gns. They were
found dead today clasped In each other's
aims.' No cause Is known for the double
'flu; Hog Again .lloviug.
Dublin, Dee. 31. The landslide which oc
curred near Ruthmoie, County Kerry, on
Monday, has not yet subsided. The Hog
is again moving towunl the river, and
there are fears of a fuither sliding of the
hill behind it.
r.icilomeiit Subside. ,
Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 31. Excite
ment over the recent bank failures In this
city has entirely subsided and ull Is quiet
again. There were no runs of conse
quence on any of the bunks today.
wMviJWjf -&s:5' k3S? PIoay
Cuban Delegate to the United States.
The Inspector Ccnurnl Was Too
Critical for His Own (Jood.
Albany, N. Y Dec. 31. Oovernor
Morton this ufternoou took summary
action and removed Frederick C. Mc
Lewee, Inspector general on his staff
from olllce and at the same time up
pointed. Captain Hoffhluu, of Klmlra,
in his place. Captain Hoffman has
already been appointed to serve as In
spector general on Governor Black's
Adjutant General McAlpln arrived at
his olllce today. He was very silent
and angry when he read Inspector
General McLewee's report for the past
year, which was published In the morn
ing papers. The report contained se
vere criticism on Governor Morton as
communder In chief, Adjutant General
McAlpln and brother olllcers and
aroused the wrath of nearly every
member of the National Guard in Al
bany from Governor Morton down.
Adjutant General McAlpln Immedi
ately sought Governor Morton at the
executive chamber. The governor had
already read General McLewee's criti
cisms of his superior olllcers and was
about prepured to act. He Immediate
ly promulgated an order for. General
McLewee's removal. A court martial
was suggested, but this was thought
to be too slow a pronecdure, especially
as General McLewee's 25 years of ser
vice in the guard would have ended
tonight, when he goes out of olllce.
The Third New Jersey Regiment Will
Attend the Inauguration.
Elizabeth, X. J., Dec. 31. At a meet
ing of tht) staff, field and company of
ficers of tlie Third Regiment, N. G. N.
J., held last evening, It was decided
that the regiment, at Its own expense,
will go to Washington on March I, as
escort to Mr. Hobart when he Is in
augurated as vice-president. All the
companies in the regiment with the
exception of Company D, of New
Brunswick, voted to go. At least six
hundred men will go.
The regiment Is a representative one,
being composed of companies from this
city, Rnhwuy, Long Branch, Asbury
Park and Sotuervllle, besides Company
D of New Brunswick. Olllcers of the
regiment said today tlmt now that the
Third Regiment hud decided to pay Its
own way and go to Washington. It
was probable that at least one other
regiment would go.
.Tlcuibeis ol'tlie Stock l!clintlge Dos.
perse with Usual Ceremonies.
New York, Dec. 31. The members of
the stock exchange weie very (fillet
today, not even the younger men feel
ing Inclined to celebrate the close of
the old year or welcome lu the new. On
the contrary, the past twelve months
have been so dull und unsatisfactory
to tlie brokers that tlieie Is a general
feeling of depression.
Tlie only evidence the members gave
that they were conscious that tomor
row begins a new year was a proces
sion which formed arouifd the room
and marched past the rostrum to al
low each broker to shake hands with
Chairman McClure and Vice Chairman
Weather Indications Today;
Uenerully Pair.
X-Rays Illumine Wanamakerism.
(lovcruor Hastings Says Not a Word.
New Spanish Complications Probuble.
R. (J. Dun & Co.'s Resume of the Year
Wull Street Review und Maikets.
(Local) Social and Personal.
Kxtra Session of Criminal Court Duiis.
Two Sons Attempt to Hurni Their
Father and Are Worsted.
Comments of the Press.
(Local)-lSW Ushered in with Ringing of
Hells and Blowing of Whistles.
Funds Needed for St. Luke's Summer
C Wanamakerism (Concluded).
7 Suburban Happenings,
S News Up and Down the Valley,
The Mission of the Steamer Dauntless
to Cuba May Cause Trouble
with Spain.
Washington, Dee. St. Embarrassing
complications are anticipated if the
steamer Duuntless sails for a Cuban
port carrying a cargo of lire nrms un
less special permission Is given her to
do so by the Spanish consul at the port
of clearances. Several of the great
European powers have stringent laws
on this subject, and the Importation of
arms Is strictly prohibited, except
where special permission has previous
ly been received. Spain is one of these
countries, anil France and Kngland are
two others. The same law Is, or was
until recently, in force In Russia.
In olllclal circles the opinion prevails
that nny attempt on the part of the
Dauntless to enter the Cuban port itf
Nuevltas without permission, to unload
ner cargo 01 arms, win resun in tne i
libeling of the vessel by the Spanish I
government and the conliscation of her1"
cargo. It Is authoritatively announced
that no Spanish consul or vice consul
will give tills permission.
On several occasions since the Cuban
Insurrection began arms have bejn
shipped from the United States to
Cuba, with the permission of the Span
ish authorities, but in each Instance
it was known to whom they were con
signed, and the purpose to which they
would be applied. Where the consign
ers were American planters or others
who needed the arms to protect their
property, no objection was made to the
On the contrary the Spanish govern
ment gave every facility for their
prompt delivery.' In the present ease
it is not known to whom the arms ure
consigned or to whom they will be de
livered or for what purpose they are
sent to Nuevltas, and hence, follow
ing the usual custom In such matters,
both the letter and spirit of the Span
ish law will lie strictly enforced.
Wonilen Arch of Washington's Time
Will Ito Returned to Trenton.
Philadelphia, Dee. 31. The old wooden
arch under which Washington passed
on his way through Tienton, for his
first Inauguration Is now going buck to
Trenton after an existence of twenty
yeurs in Independence hall.
A committee of ladles orgunlzed In
1S70 for the collection of revolutionary
relics secured tlie loan of the ureh from
the Misses Armstrong, then living in
Trenton, and u receipt was given.
Anthony I'aiiidiiig an Llrcliio Light
Iii-jieetor Killed It v Licit licity.
Camden, N.J. Dee. 111. Anthony Par
ading. .1!) years of age, an electric light
inspector, was shocked to deuth today
while llxing tin arc light In Stockton, a
subuib. He was employed by tne Cam
den Lighting and Heating company
which furnishes light to the place.
The full charge of L'.&OU volts passed
through his body killing lilm Instantly.
Parading wore rubber gloves and how
he leceived the shock Is a mystery.
.Steamship Annuls.
New York. Dee. 31. Arrived: Western
land, fiom Antwerp; Island, fiom Stettin,
Copenhagen, etc. Arrived out: Lahn,
at llremerhavenj Sp.iuindum, ut Rotter
dam: Karlsruhe, ut liremeu; Mohawk, ut
London; Clrcussla, at Ulasgow (Dec. ?u).
Sailed for New York: Dresden, from
liremerhuven: Werra.Jrom Genoa. Sight
ed: Persia, from Humbunir New York,
passed the Lizard.
Ilishop Preiidergiist't, Appointment.
Philadelphia, Dec. 31. In its Issue to.
morrow the Cutholle Stundnrd mid Times
will announce tliut the pupal briefs bear
ing tho dute of Dee. S, appointing Very
Rev. K. P. Prendergust vlear general to
the Titualar Seo of Scllllo, and to be uux
illury to the archbishop of Philadelphia,
have arrived.
Herald's Mouther I'on'cast.
New York, Jan. 1. In tho .Middle stntcs
toduy, cleur und considerably wurmer
weather, ami fresh notheasterly to brisk
southeasteily winds will prevail, follow
ing by huztness and some cloudiness to
night. On Suturduy, purtly cloudy to
cloudy, slightly warmer weather will pre
vail, with brisk southeusteily und south
erly winds und fog on coasts, followed by
rain, and possibly dangerous winds.
T's Try (iTa
. 1! A.
We wj open the season
o:? 3897 by a Muslin Un
derwear SaJe,
At prices so attractive as
to make at an object -Jor
you to purchase now.
s, SI
demise, Drawers,
Corset Cyers, Etc,
Child's Short White
Dresses and Kilt Skirts.
Qlh-SrW I
Winter Shoes for Boys
and Girls, 5hoes that will
stand all sorts of sports,
and protect the health at
the same t!me--whateyei
the weather.
On all our Holiday Ooods.
Call and let us prove it to
you In
Watches from $4.50 up.
Eyery one warranted at
408 Spruce St.
Victims ofSpituish Cruelty Jtlnkc Now
l'n us lor II or.
London, Dee. 31. An editorial In tho
"Dally News" says: "If Spain were
better Informed, on foreign opinion they
would see'Th'at their cruelties raise tne
strongest prejudice against them .a
the I'nlted States. Rlzal (executed nt
Manila) ma'ydo his captors more harm
dead than ftilvV."
The Paris correspondent of tho "Dally
News," reviewing the news as to Spanish-American
relations from various
quarters says that tho trend of cir
cumstances Is toward compromise. "It
Is stronger than the stiff-necked Span
ish pride," he continues. "The Span
lards are sick of Cuba, und those who
aro behind the scenes say that Selior
Conevus is preparing to forget his rash
vows and to compromise with tho
.His. llciiilrii'k'ttrlSiimeil to Death.
llradford, Pa., D(je. 31. lire this morn,
lug partly destroyed tho frnmu dwelling
and business houajB.at the corner of Alli
son and Chestnut, streets. Mrs. Mary,
Hendricks wus burned to death.
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