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A Clean n
Sale of -Silks
' Bat Ratfecr m
The facts are simply these. We Rot
hold of a little parcel of the bent
Silks on the market at u price fur
below their real value. The lots In
each number me small and not
withstanding the fart that we
could not today buy more desirable
Roods ut regular prices for tile com1
lii sprinfr trade, we've decided be
cause of the smalluess of the lots,
to let these Silks go on the same
terms us they've just come to u. .
In handsome Ulack Duchess Silks,
the most popular weave In fashion's
7 pieces 22-lneb. worth $1.00.
rU'KPIAl, PRIOR, 7ne
-5 pieces, 22 Inches wide, worth
SPECIAL PRICK, !5c.
-4 pieces. 22 Indies wide, worth
SPECIAL PRICE, $1.19.
-3 pieces, 22 inches wide, worth
HI'ECIAL PUICE, $1.29.
-3 pieces, 24 Inches wide, worth
SPECIAL PRICE, $1.45.
-2 pieces, 24 Inches wide, worth
SPECIAL PRICE, $1.69.
$1.25. LOT 3
ji.r.o. LOT 4
$1.65. LOT r,
t.a:. LOT 6
12.25. In New
LOT 115 pieces latest style TSrocade
Taffeta Silks. The designs are unus
ually handsome. Worth fully $1.00.
SPECIAL PRICE 85c.
LOT 210 pieces Black Silks with new
colored swivel effects. Two styles.
Fully worth $1.25.
SPECIAL PRICE, 95c.
LOT 33 pieces Black Taffeta Silks, 27
Inches wide and a heavy make. Reg
ular value 95c.
SPECIAL PRICE, 75c.
You can have what you want of our
well-known GOc, quality In Pure Silk
Stripes. But they won't stay long
with us at that figure.
HOT SHOT FROM TILLMAN
The Senator f(pm South Carolina
Scores the President.
FOR IXDEFEXDEXCE OP CUBA
A Resolution Is Ktportcd In the Senate
Requesting the President to I'se Uis
flood Office with' Spain in
the Interest of Cuba.'
Washington. Jan. 29. The senate
chamber was today, a theater In which
scenes of history were enacted In the
presence of crowded galleries. First
came a concurrent resolution reported
from the committee on foreign rela
tions requesting the president of the
I 'lilted Slates to use his good otllces
with the government of Spain to have
belligerent rights extended to the Cu
ban revolutionist. This was followed
by a minoiily report from the same
committee Mr. Cameron (Rep.. Penn.l
composing the minority with a concur
rent resolution requesting the presi
dent to use his good offices with the
government of Spain "for the recogni
tion of the Independence or Cuba."
The. report accompanying the resolu
tions, lengthy arguments were read,
anil the resolutions were placed on the
calendar to be taken up for debate ami
action whenever the committee on for
eign relations may deem It advisable.
The resolution heretofore offered by Sir.
Call (Dem., Fla.) requesting the presi
dent to report to the senate In regard
to the hi rest ut Havana of three Ameri
can citizens, .Mark K. Rodriguez and
Louis Soiimellan and son, and to de
mand their Immediate release, was re
parted buck from the committee on
foreign relations with the lust clause
struck out, and was also placed on the
The event of the day. however, was the
speech made by Mr. Tlllmnn (Dem., S.
('.) ostensibly in favor of the free coin
age substitute for the house bond bill,
but reully In denunciation of the presi
dent and of the secretary of the treas
ury. Air. Tlllmai! was on this occaslo.i
a splendid combination of oratory and
actor, giving to senators and specta
tors two hour of entertainment. The
way In which he spoke of the president
might have exposed him to Interruption
and censure, but seemed to lie rather
enjoyed than found fault with, lie de
scribed lilm as bull-headed und, self
idnlatroiis. Never, he said, had the
high olllce of president been so pros
tituted und never had the appointing
power been so abused. With relentless
purpose be had Ignored his imtli of
olllce and given no heed to the Inter
ests of uny but his moneyed friends
his owners or partners. He spoke of
Secretly Carlisle us "thut .Indus from
Kentucky who had In his old uge come
to a pitiful pass" and referred to the
cither two Southern members of the
cabinet (the secretaries of the navy and
of the Interior) as apostates from their
' At the close of Mr. Tillman'. speech
the senate chamber and galleries, which
had been thronged for two hours, were
practically vacated, und the senate at
4.;!0 p. m. urtjoui'iiecl until tomorrow.
House Hills I'mscJ.
The house today enjoyed Its first con
sideration morning hour of the session.
In the course of which the following
house bills, reported from the com
mittee on public lands, were passed:
To repeal the act of 1SS.T excluding
public lands In Alabama from the
operation of the laws regulating min
eral lauds: granting a year's absence
to hoiuesterd settlers on the Yankton
reservation, S. D.; authorizing the exe
cution of preliminary affidavits In land
cases by uny officers within the laud
district empowered to admiiistcr oaths.
The consideration of a bill reported
from the committee on Invalid pen
sions, directing the pension bureau to
accept as satisfactory evidence of the
death of a soldier proof of his unex
plained absence for seven years, was
begun, but a vote to order the previous
question on a proposed amendment de
veloped the lack of a quorum In the
house and at 1.50 o'clock adjournment
was taken until tomorrow.
Some time was spent in discussing a
resolution offered by ilr. Urewster,
(Rep., N. Y.), to give to the Oram!
Army Veteran brigade, Rochester, N.
Y four condemned cannon. Numerous
amendments were offered to Include
other (irand Army of the Republic or
ganizations und soldiers' homes, and
the whole matter was finally referred
to the committee on naval affairs to
make some equitable distribution of the
old cannon in possession of the gov
ernment. LOCKED ! xVnox CAR.
Hunger. Cold and thirst Mal e Life Mis
erable for a Cltien of f lora. 111.
St. Louis, Jan. 28. Charles Miller, a
prosiierous citizen of Flora, 111., urrlved
here in a box car from Cincinnati last
night. A week ago he went to Cincin
nati well provided with money and pro
ceeded to go on a spree, lie explained
his condition to some freight men und
they permitted him to crawl into a box
car bound this way.
Some one fastened the door, and, as
he could not muke himself heard, he
suffered horribly from hunger, thirst
and cold until he reached East St.
Louis. He says he will wulk home
next time rather than run the risk of
such terrible experience again.
AN EMPTY GRAVE.
Discovery ear Delaware Points to the
Commission of a Mysterious Crime.
Delaware, O., Jan. 30. On the Jami
son farm, yesterday. Marshal English
and Officer Beneley found a hole in the
ground which had apparently been dug
for the purpose of burying a htimaii
being. After the officers had spent
three hours digging they found a num
ber of small bones, pieces of ribs, skull,
hair, and two pieces of rope with blood
The Jamison farm was to have been
sold Saturday, but no buyers appeared.
The officers think there has been a
THE HAWKINS DISASTER.
Ship Senttled to Throw the Spaniards
Off the Scent.
New York. Jan. 2!. The utmost se-
I crecy was maintained today by the Cu
I bans in this city in regard to the move
j ments of filibusters who were on board
I of the fishing steamer J., W. Hawkins,
I wilted' foundered on Monday. 4.1 miles
east southeast from Barnegat. A re
porter today found Salvador Arbors,
who had charge of the medical depart
ment of the Hawkins expedition.
He said that the trouble began on the
steamer Hawkins on Sunday night at
11 o'clock. In fact she was then in a
sinking condition, but the filibusters
worked manfully te Bave her and the
ammunition they had on board for their
fighting countrymen. Rut the vessel
was doomed and the ammunition had
to be thrown into the sea. It was 9.20
o'clock on Monday morning when the
steamer went down. There was no
time to save anything that was left of
the property of the filibusters. It was
a case of every man for himself in
search of a place of safety.
There was u rumor about this morn
ing that the ammunition and arms on
board the Hawkins had been trans
ferred to another vessel, and that the
Insurgents had then scuttled the ship
on purpose to throw Spanish spies olf
the scent. Of course the Cubans in this
city denied that rumor.
ALTOONA rOlSONlXti CASE.
William .McGregor's Death Was Caused
from Drinklne "Hough oil Ruts" in
. Altnona. Jan. 29. Coroner Foust this
morning received the report of the
Philadelphia chemist who made the
analysis of the contents of the stomach
of William JleOregor. who died from
the effects of drinking coffee. Into
which It Is charged 1.1-year-nld Minnie
Swanger emptied a box of "rough on
rats." The report says that Mr. Mo
Ciiegor's death was due to arsenical
The coroner's .lurv Investigating the
matter will "meet Saturday evening,
when the evidence of all the witnesses
will be taken and a verdict rendered.
Old Mrs. MeCiiegor has gone Insane
since the terrible tragedy and owing to
her mental condition will not be called
to the stand. She still maintains that
her grandchild. Minnie Swanger, had
nothing to do with the poisoning.
The verdict of the coroner's Jury is
being awaited with great Interest by
all the residents or this and adjoining
counties. An Impression has become
general that uuoiln-r arrest will be
made when the evidence in the hands
of the officials is all gathered up.
WORK OF THE PARDON HOARD
William I'enn bowman's Neck Is Saved.
Harlsburg, Pa., Jan. 29. The board
of pardons held an executive session
this evening nnil announced the follow
ing decisions: Pardons recommended
for Hugh Hempsoy, the Homestead
poisoner; Joseph Hill, Philadelphia,
rape; Charles Mclkmald, Cameron, rob
bery; Roger Fecney, Allegheny, rob
bery; William it. rtasy, Philadelphia,
forgery. The death sentences of Will
iam Penis llowmau, Luzerne, and James
McMulleii, Allegheny, ' murder cuses,
are recommended to be commuted to
Pardons were refused Oeorge T.
Smart, Clinton, burning burn; James I
Wati. Fayette, voluntary inanslaugh
ler: John Edelman, Cameron, forgery,
and Randall Burroughs alias Oeorge
B. Reigers, Philadelphia, larceny.
Re-argument wus ordered In the case
of Jacob Smart, Cumberland county,
serving a termn for aggravated assault
MISS OUAV MARRIED.
Tho Scnntor's Daughter Becomes tho
Wife of I.. R. Davidson.
Washington, Jan. 29. Miss Mary
Quay, eldest daughter of Senator M. S.
Quay, was married this evening ut the
family residence to Louis It. Davidson,
of Beaver, Pa. The bride was dressed
ill white satin nnd was attended by her
sister. Miss Carol Quay, who wore a
gown of blue gauze over blue satin.
The groom was attended by his brother.
Frederick Davidson. The house was
beautifully deeoiwcd with pulms and
pink flowers. There were but few
guests present, except relatives, who
came principally from Pennsylvania,
and are guests of the Senator and Mrs.
After the ceremony the bridal couple
left on a wedding tour to Florida, and
upon their return will take up their
residence at lieuver.
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WAG E R EDUCTIONS.
Carnegie Officials Endeavor to equalize
rittsbiirg, Jan. 29. With the resump
tion of work after the holidays at the
Carnegie Steel company's Iniquesue
works, a new wage scale wa; Intro
duced and the tonnage men In the con
verting blooni and roll mill depart
ments were notified of u reduction
which It Is said averages 1"! to I'll per j
rent. The warres of the "day" men
were not affected, the reduction extend-
lug only to those highest priced and j
The Curnegie officials say the reduc
tions were made to cquslize wages;
that their men were drawing fat sal
aries for little work with the improved
ASLEEP NEARLY A WEEK.
The Peculiar Affliction of Miss Mary E.
Price of Readme.
Reading. Jan. 29. Miss Mary K.
Price, of IH Chestnut street, who fell
suddenly asleep early last Wednesday
morning, since which time she has been
uroused with difficulty only to relapse
into unconsciousness, remains in tho
same condition, baffling the skill of
physicians and causing her friends
great anxiety. She has been kept alive
by injections of liquid food.
Her peculiar condition is believed to
be the result of brain fever which she
had when achlld. Miss Price is 24 years
BAD DUCK OMEN.
President Cleveland and Party Kill Just
Washington, Jan. 29. President
Cleveland returned to Washington at
8.45 this evening 'from his Qilantlco
duck hunting expedition. His com
panions of the voyage were only Dr.
O'Reilly and Captain Lamberton. light
house Inspector, with Captain French
In charge of the Maple.
No van was necessary to convey the
game that fell victims to the presi
dent's fowling piece to the executive
mansion, as the sum total of the day's
shooting aggregated Just' thirteen
CAMERON CHAMPIONS CUBA
Historical Matter Produced by the
ACTION OP PRESIDENT GRANT
r.orly in 1860 lie Signed a Proclamation
Recognizing the Cubans as Kcl-ligerents-Ccncral
Washington. Jan. 29. A minority re
port was submitted by Senator Cam
eron requesting the president to in
terpose his friendly offices with tho
Spanish government for the recogni
tion of the independence of Cuba.
The report of Senator Cameron con
sists of twenty-four typewritten puges,
much of which is historical mutter.
Mr. Cameron said tiiat early in 1SS9,
durlnu' the previous revolution, a proc
lamation wus actually signed by Presi
dent Grant recognizing the Cubans m
belligerents, although the fact wus
known to vary few persons. This proc
lamation was not promulgated owing
to the opposition of Secretary Fish.
During thut war Mr. Cameron showj
thut our mlitlsUr was directed to im
press upon flie Spanish mind "the ad
vancing growth oX that sentiment
which claims for every part of the
American hemisphere the right of self
government and freedom from trans-
Atlantic dependence.'' The good of
fices of the ("lilted States were offered
to the cabinet at Madrid for the pur
pose of bringing to a close "the civil
war now ravaging the island of Cuba."
The bases of settlement were:
1 The independence of Cuba to be
acknowledged by Spulu.
2 Cuba to pay Spain an Indemnity
for her relinquishments of ull her lights
in the island.
3 The abolition of slavery.
4 An armistice pending negotiations
Our minister wus also authorized, suld
Mr. Cameron, to slate that If Spain in
sisted, our government might guaran
tee the payment of the Indemnity by
Cuba. Efforts to settle the war failed;
and Mr. Cameron then traces Its his
tory, quoting liberally from state de
pintmcnt reports down to the time
when pence iiKuin reigned over the
Island. The Insurgents ut that time
were not conquered, but were induce!
by Central Martinez Campos to lay
down their arms on conditions of peace
which he undertook to carry out.
Debt of Justice Not Paid
Mr. Cameron asserts that the debt of
Justice growing out of this settlement
has not yet been paid. The highest
Spanish authorities have been obliged
to confess that the grievances of the
Cubans are just and their aspirations
for lloerly letflilniate. The. condition
of Cuba, he contends, liusihot Improved.
The entire population, with the excep
tion of the official class, are living un
der a tyranny unparalleled at this day
on the elube.
Coming down to recent times, Mr.
Cameron says that President Cleveland
has cleared the subject of all prelimi
A state of war exists in Cuba. With
that, and Hint alone, we have to deal.
After the victory of Raynino last July,
when the insurgents defeated and near
ly captured the cuptuln general, and
gained military possession of the whole
eastern half of the island, the fact of
their belligerency was established: and
if fifthi r evidence was needed, It wus
fully given by the subsequent victory
at Cnllseo, Dec. 24, when the insurg
ents drove the captain general back to
Havana and gained military control of
the western provinces. If the I'nlted
States still refrained from recognizing
the belligerency of the Insurgents, af
ter this conclusive proof of the fact, the
reason doubtless was that In the ab
sence of any legal complications, the
question became wholly political nnd
Its true solution must lie not In recogni
tion of belligerency, but in recognition
In 1ST5. when the situation was far
from being as serious us it is now,
President Orant, lifter a long consid
eration decided against the recognition
of belligerency us an act which might
be delusive to the insurgents and
would certainly be regarded as un
friendly to Spain. He decided upon a
middle course. He promised to the
Spanish government a sort of Interven
tion which .should establish the Inde
pendence of Cuba by a friendly agree
ment. In doing so he not only neces
sarily recognized both parties to the
l o.illict as on equul plane, lint he also
assured Spain that if such mediation
should not be accepted, direct interven
tion would probably be deemed a neces
sity on the part of the I'nited States.
Spain preferred to promise to the in
surgenta terms so favorable as to euuse
for u time the cessation of hostilities.
War Prcnlng Twenty Years,
Since then twenty years have passed.
The Insurrection, far from having
ceused. has taken the proportions of a
war almost as destructive to our citi
zens as to the contending parties. The
independence of Cuba wus then re
garded by the president of the I'nlted
StuteS as the subject of his Interven
tion, nnd has now become far more
inevitable than It then was. F.vidently
the government of the I'nited States
can do no less than to take up the sub
ject precisely where President Orant
left It. and to resume the friendly
meditation which he actually begun
with all the consequences which would
necessarily follow Its rejection.
"Confident that no other action than
this accords with our friendly rela
tions with Spain, our just sympathy
with the people of Cuba, and with our
own dignity and consistency," Mr.
Cameron said. "I recommend the fol
lowing resolutions to the consideration
of the senate:"
Resolved, That the president Is here
by requested to interpose his friendly
offices with the Spanish government
for the recognition of Cuba.
When the vote in committee was
taken several senators were absent,
but all present voted for the resolution
as drawn by Mr. Morgan, among them
being Mr. Morgan. Mr. Lodge, Mr. Oray,
Mr. Turple and Mr. Frye.
In the consideration of this question
the committee found Itself badly ham
tiered by the statements of Hamilton
Fish, f , Ich appear In the fourth an
nual message of President Orant dur
ing the previous revolution in Cuba.
This state paper takes strong grounds
against the acknowledgement of bel
ligerent rights and the committee al
though the insurgents are much more
powerful now and have accomplished
vastly more than they did during the
ten years of war, did not see its way
clear to throw aside the committee to
a policy fastened upon the government
by Mr. Fish.
Duty of tho President.
Whether the resolutions meet the ap
proval of the president or not. the com
mittee does not know. Acting under
It, It will be the duty of the president
to tender his good offices to Spain nnd
urge her to recognize a state of war in
the Island anil proceed to treat prison
ers as prisoners of war. Should Spain
do tills, then this country can also treat
the revolutionists us insurgents, and
they will have equul rights In the I'nlt
ed States for the purchase of munitions
of war, the Issuance of bonds nnd bills
of credit, etc. On the contrary, said
one of the most prominent members of
the committee this morning, should
Spain refuse to do as this government
requests nnd should she follow out the
policy of treating revolutionists as It
is feared the new captain general will
ti'iit them, the next step will be but
a snort time in coming.
This will be u resolution recognizing
the belligerency of the insurgents and
granting them, so far as this nation Is
concerned, all the rights and privileges
of one established nation at war with
another. The committee would rather
have gone with Mr. Cameron, but ex
isting treaties and conditions suggested
thut congress ought first to endeavor to
bring about a recognized condition of
war by Spain before proceeding to the
last resort. Iembers of the commit-U-e
say thai unless Spain shows a
speedy determination to conduct her
warfare against the Cubans after the
fashion of other civilized countries she
will be brought face to face with the
powers of the I'nited States exerted In
behalf of the Cuban Insurgents within
a very short time.
( I BAN WAR SITUATION.
Several Companies of Spanish Volunteers
Join the Insurgents- Women Carry
Rifles in Uumci's Army.
Havana, Jan. 29. Oomez has gone to
Piuu Del lilo to Join Muceo. The latter
has made a marvelous capture of the
western province. Nearly every town
except the capital city und Its Port
Coloma, are occupied. The townspeople
welcomed the Insurgent army, hoisted
the Cuban Hag over the town hall, 'gave
balls, furnished provisions, ammuni
tion, horses, supplies, etc.
Macro started with 2.ioo men but now
has over S,0fii) and more turning out.
Several companies of Spanish volun
teers ha:- Joined Muceo. The only
serious engagement!! were those of the
IV tli and 1st li at Talronnr, which the
Spaniards claim as victories, but which
resulted In the capture of 100,00ft rations
by Muceo. U Is reported thut Oenerul
Luque is mortally wounded, but this
the government denies. Oenerals Na
varro, Aii.on und Luque are endeavor
ing to crash Maceo.
Oomez crossed the Trocha south of
Havana Sunday going west, and ap
parently bad no difficulty. He burned
a train Sunday afternoon tills side of
Ouunujay. He had an encounter with
the columns of Linares and Aldecoa, on
the Santa Lucia estate, twenty-live
miles southwest of Havana, Monday.
The troops used artillery. The offlciuls
admit twelve killed on their side, but
do not give the Cuban loss.
The Insurgents camped ' near ' the
scene of the battle Monday night;
Tuesday they entered Plhur Province
and proceeded ill the direction of C'uy
ojabos. tionicz pas about 4.IMI0 mount
ed inen well armed but short of ammu
nition. With Oomez's army are four
women soldiers, wives of men. F.ach
carries a riffe and cartridge belt. They
are dressed. In men's clothes. Maceo
is said to have the largest force now
and also plenty of ammunition.
The censorship is absolute. It is Im
possible to cable the truth under pres
ent arrangements. The only mutter
allowed to go Is highly colorable ac
counts of battles, rebel defeats and
rebel atrocities. The battles prove to
be mere skirmishes, the defeats fail to
stop the rebel advance ami atrocities
are never committed. The lutter pre
serve strict 'discipline nnd hang camp
followers if the latter commit crimes.
On the other hand the withdrawal of
Campos Is followed by reports that
Spanish volunteers have already begun
The alarmed Cubans are fleeing from
the Interior towns in Matauzas prov
ince where a reln of terror is said to
have already begun. Hundreds of Cu
bans, thrown Into jail In Santiago
province, remain without trial with
only suspicion against them.
The Toledo estate Is the only one In
Havana province grinding cum.
The railroads operate spasmodically.
Armored cars containing troops are
attached to every train.
The Cubans are greatly disappointed
over the disaster to Oarcbi's expedition.
The government now lias Oomez and
Maceo In the western province and Is
Increasing the force of men along the
Trocha to prevent their return. Horses
are being taken for the punmse of
forming a cavalry force. The infantry
are unable to compel Oomez to fight a
battle. The latter Issued a proclama
tion upon the news of Weyler's ap
pointment. He says he will continue
the present methods of tiring Spain
rather to taking chnnces of a decisive
battle. Oomez calls attention to his
treatment of prisoners as compared
with that of the Spanish troops. He
says the latter shoot prisoners, while he
liberates. He predicts the arrival of
Weyler will be followed by a large In
crease of the insurgent ranks.
The City Suffering from the Work of
Lancaster. Pa., Jan. 29. This city Is
suffering from an epidemic of an In
cendiary fires. Another one, which
started this evening in the tobacco
warehouse of Julius Lederman, on
Harrlsburg avenue, completely de
stroyed the warehouse with Its con
tents, consisting of about .TOO cases of
tobacco, valued at $1.",000; fully In
sured. The loss on the warehouse Is
$2.'ino. also Insured.
The contents of an adjoining tobacco
warehouse, occupied by ft W. Hitner
and company, Chris Adams and F. W.
Frescher. of New York, among which
were 1,000 enses of leaf tobacco, valued
at t'iO.000 were ruined by smoke.
' The aggregate loss In this warehouse,
will be (i0,W0; partially insured.
TRIAL OF FRANK WILSON
Barrint & McSwccney's Mysterious
Prisoner Before the Bar.
THE COMMONWEALTH'S CASE
Farrell, Doran and Wilson Were T ogether
in Altoona and Attacked P. A.
swab Remarkable Nerve ut
the Prisoner on Trial.
llollldaysburg. Pa.. Jan. 29 After
eight long days of tedious sitting, the
court this afternoon completed taking
the evidence in the trial of Frank AV11
son for the murder of the old hermit,
Henry Honnckn. of Altoona. The com
monwealth made u strong hit, when n
showing by Policeman Koelle and
Lewis Hetriok.. that Farrell. Doran und
Wilson were together und hud uttacked
I". A. Swab on Sixteenth street. In Al
toona April 27. contradictlifg llatly Wil
son, who denied knowing anything
about the affair. Koelle und 1 Jet rick
were well acquainted with Wilson. The
whole three were armed, und hud shot
lit Policeman Koelle several times.
Martin lleiss. a clerk, saw James
Furrell In Altoona, the forepart ofl
April after the murder. The time rolls
of the Allegrippa Steel works were pro
duced and showed Furrell to have been
paid on April . and that he did not
work ajtuln uir.il the night of April S,
giving plenty of time for him to get to
Altoona and buck again. Timothy
lionolnie swore that he believed the
men whom he suw uttncklug Kwab
were Farrell, Doran and Wilson, und
that he was well acquainted with Wil
son. A Detective's Character.
Hetcctlve McSveeney denied that he
hud complained to Hai l ing of the large
sum of money Fpeut on the case, or that
he had said In the hearing of Wilson,
nt Scranton, that some one must be
convicted. The good character if De
tective Jones wus testified to by Oap
tnin Koons. oiiartermaster of the First
regiment. National Ouard of Pennsyl
vania, of Philadelphia: Lawyer W. C.
Muyne, of Philadelphia, and others.
Thomas Southwood. testified that in
October Wilson had told him that he
was going east to Join a lot of crooks,
corroborating the detective's story
nbout Wilson's trip. Numerous other
contradictions of Wilson were made
nnd the evidence closed. The case will
be given to the jury tomorrow.
Wilson has relal'i'-d his nerve and
calmness nil through the long and tedi
ous trial, ns though Ids life were not at
stiilie, and he made repeated sugges
tions to his counsel today us to ques
tions to be asked witnesses. The strain
of the trial has not upuurently worn
noon him in the least, and he looks as
fresh, well anil quiet us the day the
ti iul opened. The jail warden says he
eats heartily and sleeps well, apparent
ly, the sleep of the Just. The common
wealth has made a strong case out of
lis material, and will strenuously Insist
upon a conviction.
Ml RDKR STILL A MYSTERY.
Jenkins. Mcltno and Clinton charged
with Having Killed Four Persons, Are
Tavnres, Fin., .Inn. 29. Today, after
a trial lasting sixteen days, Irwin Jen
kins, Marlon Clinton and William Me-
Rae were acquitted of what are known
as the "Packwood murders."
The crime with which the men were
charged was committed on the night of
December 10, 1X91. The victims were
Miss Bruce, a young woman aged :il.
her nephew, Frank Packwood, aged 7,
Mrs.- Hutch, aged 40, and her son, Uenny
Hatch, aged 10. The victims were
butchered In a horrible manner and
Miss Riuce and Mrs. Hutch had been
assaulted. The crime was committed
neur New Smyrna, In Volusia county,
and the case came here on a change of
venue. Miss Hruce was from New
York and came to Florida to keep house
for her widowed brother-in-law, F. J.
Packwood. On December 10, 1S91. Mr.
Packwood left hoine for Jacksonville,
and not liking to leave Miss Hruce and
bis jioii alone, got Mrs. Hatch, a neigh
bor, to remain with them over night.
Mrs. Hatch took her little boy along,
and either on the night of the 10th or
the morning of the 1 1 tli. the two women
and the two little boys were butchered.
For a long time the murder was a
mystery, but at lust susoicioin fell on
Jenkins, McRae and Clinton the first
being an Indian and tin- two latter
prominent young white men, and thty
were nirested und indicted. Last year
tho men were tried and convicted here
but they appealed nnd the supreme
court remanded the case for a second
trial which today resulted in the ac
quittal of the accused. The evidence
was purely circumstantial.
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MISS HARTON'S VOYAGE.
The Red Cross President and Party
Arrive at Sonthnmton.
Southampton. .lull. 29. The Ameri
can line steamer New York, having on
board Miss Clara Harloii. president of
the American National Red Cross so
city, and her staff, who are on theli
way to Turkey to distribute relief to
the suffering Armenians, arrived nt her
dork ut 11 o'clock tonight after a
Miss Hat ton said she was very glad
that the Sultan, had accorded permis
sion for her and her assistants to dis
tribute, the American fund which she
considered a great concession after all
that had been said against Turkey.
She preferred to say nothing concern
ing her mission except to tell the
American people that the committee
of the Red Cross society had not al
tered their plans, which were to pro
ceed to Turkey and there decide what
to do. Further than this they really
hail no plans.
BAD EOR COIT-EE COMPOUND.
The Hoarding-House beverage Offensive
to Pure I'ooJ Laws.
Harrlsburg, Pa., Jan. 29. Deputy
Attorney Oeneral Flklns today In a
communication to Dairy and Food
Commissioner Wells.deelded that coffee
adulterated by the addition of chicory
whent. rye or peas and labeled "coifee
compound" is not exempt from the
penalties of the pure food law.
The deputy attorney general rules
that it Is an adulteration and cannot
be sold without offending against the
provisions of the luw.
We have flow on sale
the most elegant stock of
IMroMcrics anal laces
we have ever shown.
Our line of
Is up to date and com
prises with all overs and trim
mi rigs to match.
and full stock of Staple
530 and 512
Our Winter Shoes must
go. You need the Shoes;
we need the room.
1H AND 118 WYOMING AVE.
WHOffit THE JEWELER
Great reductions in
prices before taking
inventory in ... .
403 Spruce St.
Near Dime Bank.
V LATH Kit Kl.l'ORI.
T'or eastern l'enugylvunla, fair 'and
New York, Jan. an. Herald's weathnr
forecast: In the Middle mates and NVw
KukIuikI today fair weather will prevail,
with slight teimipiatiire Ganges and llK'it
to fresh variable winds, mostly south
easterly, fallowed by partly cloudy
weather and by haze or fotc on the coast.
On Friday, In both of these section
cloudy weather will prevail with slight
temperature chanKes und pomibly dan
gerous winds oa the count.
French Mi American
Scotch and Irish Dimities
Royal Cranyl Strides,
Chantilly Lace Stripes,
Jaconet -Buchesse,- '