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Spain Comes in For a'Share
Thoo goods were bought In New York for cash and will be
sold at true racket prices. We have a large lot of dolls of all
sizes, picture books for little tots, and larger lads and lasses,
games, blocks, lewel cases, albums In great Variety, perfumes,
and u large assortment of silk, and linen handkerchiefs, in
plain and embrnlderied, chenille stand covers, and a great
variety of other (articles suitable for presents.
in suits from 4 years to 00 if need be.ln prlco from $1.25 to $14,
in neat dress or good work suits. The "Star 5 Star" shoe line
Is unsurpassed in quality, and all at racket prices. Call and
juive 15 to 25 per cent In all lines.
Our Grea
lo rnvlnn in Via na rvmnrl n atmnnca na U'n simtlrl ntali If. Iia
we have all we can attend to, and are going to keep It up till
January 1, 1897. There is just JO days more of hard work for
us In this sale, and just that many days for you to save big
money on all lines.
so Per Gent, or
is a great sacrifice for us, but It is just as great a saving for
you. We must have room for our spring stock and take this
means of getting It. Be sure and ask for one of our "Gold
Allumlnum" coupon cards, free
"The Boys' Outfitter"
297 commercial St , - - SalemjOr,
a new line Ulst r s, Overcoats and
Mackintoshes. Also a new line
of nobby clothing, which we are
offering at the very lowest figure,
These goods are not here to lay
on our shelves, but we propose to
keep them moving, Small profits
and quick sales is our motto,
Remember the place
gj. Johnson !& son
Maceo's Death One of the Lead
ing Topics.
Washington, Dec. 15 Yesterday
Call renewed his attention to the
Cuban question by three resolutions,
one being a bitter denunciation of the
manner In which it is alleged General
Antonio Maceo had been killed while
under a flag of truce. The other reso
lutions by Call requested the president
to demand the rcleascof United States
prisoners at the Spanish penal settle
ment on the Island f Ceuta, and also
asked the secretary of State for a list
of Americans held in Spanish prisons.
following Is the resolut.on denounc
ing Spain:
'Resolved, That the killing of Gen
eral Antonio Maceo, the renowned
General In jMie service of the republic
of Cuba, while under a flag of truce
and with the assurance of safety from
the Spanish captain-general, was a
violation of the rules of civilized war,
an outrage, base treachery; a murder,
cowardly and disgraceful, which de
mands the execration of every govern
ment and all the world, whether civil
llzed or savage.
"Resolved, That the goyernmeut
which authorizes, permits or fails to
punish parties connected in any way
with the guilt of this crime, with the
extreme penalty of the law, is an out
cast from the family of nations and
from the pale of civilization and pub
lic law.
"Resolved That the committee on
foreign relations be directed to make
an Inquiry as to the facts and report
to the senate at an early day.
Senator Mitchell's Sill.
Chunkier, r.a Mitol.fcll, ur-OICKUIl,
hada brief tilt -when the resolution
for the election of United states sen
ators by popular vote, came up as a
special order. Chandler said he had
hoped this "Populist propo9ltlon"had
had Its day and he was surprised to
hear it urged by an Oregon senator.
When it came to a vote, he hoped to
see :'McKlnley Republlcans.sllyor Re
publicans, Bryan Democrats and Pal-mer-Buknor
Democrats, all vote
agalnst'this plan, leaving only Popu
lists to support It."
Mitchell dissented from the Idea
that this was a "populist proposition."
It had come from a Republican com
mittee and would receive more than
half of the Republican votes of the
senate. Mitchell said the resolution
could go over1 but he would urge It to
a vote at the first opportunity. Quay
rose and remarked suggestively that
the Oregon senator should not push
his resolution for there might be de
velopments In his state, which would
assist the theory of the resolution, so
that a little delay might aid its
Washington, Dec. 15. Beyond
agreeing to the two week's holiday re
cess beginning December 22dr the pro
ceedings In the house Monday were
almost devoid of public Interest.
Most of the day was spent In a
struggle over the bill of Morse, of
Massachusetts, to render laws, to the
sale of Intoxicating liquors In the Dis
trict of Columbia, more stringent.
The opposition was Inclined to fili
buster against the measure, but It
finally passed
The president's veto to the pension
of Lydia A. Taft, a divorced widow,
was sustained, Ofl to 85, the two-thirds
not voting to override the president's
disapproval. Several minor relief bills
were passed.
The reported assassination of Maceo
the Cuban patriot, and Us effect on
the attitudeof the country toward the
revolutionists, was almost the state
nnio nf conversation on the floor be-
' fore the house inct, and there was a
general cxpecla .fon that some rad
ically sensatloua resolutions would bo
Introduced. No jesolutlons, however,
were offered.
Reed's Scheme.
Washington., Dec. 15 Speaker
Reed has a plan for placing the sliver
senators on record and showing the
couutry where the blame lies for fail
ure to provide revenue for tho govern
ment. The only question of success
lies In whether t)ie ways and means'
commltteo will ibe able to complcto a
tariff bill befdro the end of the pres
entsesslon. Should this bo done, Reed.
It Is said, wilt , push the measure
through the housot and send It to the
senate at once. 'Jicu thj puastlon
wl 11 dei-cnd upOn the alignment of
tho forces there as to the success of
the efforts to provide revenue.
The Dlngley committee's hard work
will commence this week with tho
hearings to be granted the wool men.
The division of thq commltteo into
sections to conslderthe various sched
ules will fiicllltiitfc the work and
may result In such progress that the
bill will be ready by tho middle of
February. In that case It Is now re
ported that the houso will pass It at
once under the skillful hand of Reed
and then tho senate will havo a
chance to place itself on record. Un
doubtedly the measure will be hung
up hero. No one believes that tho
senate will bo able, under Its rules, to
do anything soon with tho measure,
but the object will be accomplished.
The feeling Is toward a bifl which
will give every section of the nation
an adequate tariff. The coast con
gressmen and senatofavbollcvc they
will have no trouble lit getting provi
sions protect! ng tho Industry there
The California congr6ssmen are pre
paring for the presentation of their
schedules as soon as time is allowed
them. The legislation It is expected,
will hold ameeting to plan action be
fore, thiv ritmmuo- at onco. 2fo for
mal consultation has been held as yet.
Story Must Be Confirmed.
Maceo's Successes Saicf to Be a
Fit Leader
Washington, Dec. 15. Tho re
ported assassination of Maceo has re
kindled Interest In the Cuban ques
tion In the house, although It Is
hardly likely that tho Interest will be
productive of any executive! action.
Representatives ore unanimous In de
nouncing the methods by which .It Is
alleged the Cuban leader was en
trapped to his death, although many
of them say that tho Information up
to date Is insufficient to (ustlfy any
assumptlcm'bff congress that Maceo
wns nanK!na.4J.
Chairman flitt, of that committee,
says a meeting will bo called this week
to take up the diplomatic appropria
tion bill, and so discuss ft&ae wM busi
ness. It js probably that Cttfcfttt par
tlslsBsow the commlttcc.wlll endeavor
to bjrjajraip their projects for recognl
tioaJMK) there wil bo a discussion on
thequestlon. The houso leaders are
disposed to bo conservative In their
treatment or this question, and most
of them believe with President Clove
land that there should ba no Inter
vention by congress. This Is under
stood to bo the opinion held by speaker
Heed pnd Mr. Hltt. Mcssors. Jtltt,
Draper1 and Adams constitute" tho
subcommittee on Cuba of the foreign
affairs committee
8 Allow me tO Call VCrttt atttirn irs
two ed windows at .
263CCommef cial, A Street
where you will notice a line of steiv
ling silver novelties of all kinds from
I5c to $3 and all the new popular
games, Just th thing for these long
winter evenings,
Store ! 1
Indignation in Chicago.
Chicago, Dec. 15 Deepest Indigna
tion is expressed in Chicago over the
latest news from Cuba, whlsh states
tho manner In which the Cuban In
surgent leader, Maceo, was entraped
and killed. It was made tho topic of
widespread discussion, and today's pa
pars contain lntevlewe with many
prominentlcltlzens who are outspoken
In their condemnation of General
Weyler's course.
The census of opinion gathered from
these Interviews was that a universal
sentiment for the cause of tho Cuban
patriots was aroused which some
think will speedily exbrcssjltself In
definite action by our government.
Among those Interviewed were Luther
Lattln Mills, Levy Meyer, excongress
man Adams, 8. W. AJlerton, Martin
A. Rycrson and H. N. nigglnbotham.
Trouble at Key West.
Key West, Fla., Dec. 15. Much
trouble has been experienced hero tho
past 24 hours to prevent trouble bc
ween Cubans and Spanish residents,
as the latter are bound to celebrate
Maceo's death. Small riots occurred,
and had it not been for tho energetic
work of the city officials, bloodshed
would have followed.
Cubans here have flags at half-matt
and houses are In mourning.
At Ybor City 6crious trouble J
feared. The mayor has sent the chief
of police to the scene to take prompt
action. A body of Cubans havo gone
from West Tampa to Ybor City, vow
ing to take the life of any Spaniard
found celebrating the death of Maceo.
Society Engagement.
New York, Dec. 15. The engage
ment Is announced, In New York and
Paris, of Miss Edyth Lyman Collins
only daughter of Clarence Lyman Col
lins, of this city, and the ward of
Chauncey M. Depew, to Rechard Bey,
Connt Czaykowskl, councillor of state,
of the Turkish embassy at Rome.
General Draper said tho conflicting
reports loft him in doubt whether
Maceo had been assassinated, or
whether he was really dead. He
thpught it qulto probable that Presi
dent Cleveland's assertion that the
conflict had become ono of wanton
murder on both sides might ho cor
rect. DTo saw no posslblo outcome of
the revolution but tho final victory of
Spain or Intervention by tho United
States. General Draper is opposed to
intervention, as ho was In the last
Representative McCreary, of Ken-
mlttce, said tho killing of Maceo was
a great outrage, if It had been perpe
trated as stated. Such a violation of
faith never occurred during the civil
There was much talk about the
house that there should be an Investi
gation of the circumstances of Maceo's
death, but congress could hardly con
duct a satisfactory inquiry, even If it
had the authority for such a proceed
ing under international law, It is
quite posslblo that tho state depart
ment will bo called upon to furnish
all tho information It has concerning
the affair.
Maceo's Successor.
New YonK,Dec.l5.Tlio last letter
that the Cuban junta In this city re
ceived from Antonla Maceo curiously
contained an estimate of tho qualities
of General Ruiz Rivers, who, 'if Maceo
has been killed, as is now generally ad
mitted, will succeed to that insurrec
tionist's leadership. General Maceo
"General Rlyera is not only braye,
tireless and indomitable, but ho Is a
great tactician. IIo Is a thorough sol
dier,and has had military advantages
enjoyed by but few of the men In nay
command. He knows tho map of Cuba
as well as tho oldest guide, and hold
Plnar del Rio against tho Spanish
army for 10 years If necessary, nis
Ideas of mountain fighting have met
my cordial approval, and In those Ins
tances where he has been compelled to
think and act for himself, he has
shown a coolness and a wisdom and a
strategic talent even superior to my
"On several occasions ho has con
verted defeat Into victory In others,
when it looked as If he and his small
forco were absolutely shut In by a
large army, lie has escaped without
losing a man.
"In establishing his posts ho has
picked out positions that wise almost
impiegnableund which, ut the same
time, permitted him an avenue of es
cape in case the worst should come.
In storing and concealing munitions
of war and camp equipments ho has
shown a cunning that at times has
made even me laugh. I believe he
could conceal a regiment of horse In
side of a Spanish army and keep them
under cover for a month. He has a
I great record In the 10-years war and
since that time he has continued his
military studies and experience. He
! Is a good organizer and a good dlsclp-
llnarlan, and at the same time Is very
1 popular with his men, no Is what
I Is called a 'Yankee" In his methods,
being very careful of tils soldiers,
cautious of losing llfo and extremely
strict In keeping tho weapons of his
men In tho best posslblo order. It Is
well to wrltoyouof theso things, bo
causo at any moment I am liable to
be killed by the enemy, and somo ono
must tako my placo. If It bo Rivera,
lam certain you will havo a general
of much ability and greatness."
Weyler Explains It.
New Yomc, Dec. 15. Tho World
correspondent at Havana sends the
following signed statoment from Gen
eral Weyler on Maceo's death. Tho
paper will print the original
Spanish, of which tho following Is a
"Havana, Dec. 15. Maceo died as
wero tho Insurgent bands at Havana.
Doutlcss beforo tho sudden attacks
and tho constant prosecution of tho
battalion of San Qucntln, they wore
losing ground. To reorganize thosol
bands ho put himself at their head,
and for this ho died, with part of tho
staff accompanying him. In tho samo
manner have died many genorals In
all the wars over tho world. Maceo
was not killed In ambush.
"My assertion can bo proven by the
fact that tho Spanish column which
fought against his forces had to main
tain Itself rgalnst the flro of tho Insur
gents, and tho Insurgents wero strong
enough in numbers to retake tho
bodies of Maccoand tho son of Maximo
Gomez, which wero carried away from
tho field.
"Maceo was surrounded with his
own mon, who embarked with him
and passed tho trocha, it Is affirmed,
by his own physclan, Dr. Zcrtucha.
"It is not true Maceo was coming
for any conference with mo. I can
provo it with two reasons, The first Is,
that It I was in tho province of Plnar
del Rio, how could I summon film to
tho provlnco of navana? The second
Is that, knowing myself tho
situation in which Maceo was
in Plnar del Rio knowing tho situa
tion was so desperate that ho asked
help from the rebels In thoothor parts
of tho Island, I would not be so inno
cent as to agree to a ccnfcrcnco with
him In a plucc where ho would bo out
of the trocha. Onco In navana ho
would havo .solved tho problem of
breaking tho circle In which I had
him and his forces In Plnar del Rio.
"Maceo died as fall all who com
mand forces and who at tho sight of
tho enemy fly beforo them."
"This discouraged band ho brought
to Havana, with the hopo of making
it fight. Any other chief In slmilur
circumstances, if his men disbanded,
would bo euro todlo. And that Is
what happened to Maceo."
" Weyler"
Friday Niqht Cluij. Tho laext
meeting of this club will be Friday
ovenlng Jan. 1st. 1807, at 8 o'clock
sharp in tho Hughes hall.
Their Affections Lacerated.
A Skeleton In a .Tree Peculiar Find
Made by a Hundred.
Waco, Tex., Dec. 15. Edward
Brooks, a colored bootblack, aed 17,
ran amuck with a revolver In his
hand, and '.shot five persons, one
fatally. Ho started on tke east aide
men, Inflicting flesh wounds. Leaving
them ho tried to shoot a wowan, but
tho pistol failed to work. He then
took a street-car and went to the
Baptist tabernacle, where ho shot
two more colored men, one in tho leg,
and the other In tho arm.
Going a mllo further, ho went to a
houso whore a dance given by colored
pcoplo was In progress, and shot
another man, killing him instantly,
Tho man killed was Alexander Willis.
The wounded are .Tako Wedley, Ch8.
Woodward; Gone Towitscnd ami WH
Nichols, ' -
Shortly after Brooks shot Alexander
Willis lie was captured by the police,
just as lie was 1b the act of sttoeMmr
another man. The theory" Is that
Brooks was crazed by love of a girl
who did not reciprocate, his pawf-on,
Skeleton in a Trrt.
TJkiah, Cal Dec T5.-rWhlle hunt
ing on Pino Ridge, tea miles frtwi
hero, Charlos Ryan found tho steek
ton of a man seated astride a branch
of a trco sixty feet from tho ground.
Ono of the .leg bones, had fallen off,
and tho skeleton, which was wedged
between a limb and tho trunk of a fir
tree, had apparently been there for
many years,
Tho discovery may solyo tho myste
rlous dlsappjaranco of Andrew Jfo
brlck, a pioneer settler, who left his
cabin seventeen years ago, and was
never Been again. Ryan believes that
tho skoloton is that of a man either
driven to tho tree for refuge froaa
wild animals, or, being lost In tho
woods climbed the trco for observa
tion and fell, lodging In tho crotch of
the tree, from which he conld'H-ot ex
tricate himself.
Notice. Cheap meat, Bollln beet
from 4oQJc, Steak, 7c 0. wols
&MIcscke. tta
Highest of all in Leavening Power. -Latest U. t. Gov't Report.

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