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Sale Now Oo
Exciting Rumor That Went
Throughout the Two
BROUGHT CROWDS TO SHAFT
When All tut Facts, However, Ware
Learned the Excitement Subsided
and Hope Was Again Crashed.
Conclusive Proof That th3 Rap
pings Yerc Not Signals from the
Another report of rappings at the
Twin shaft. Plttston, was sent broad
cast yesterday morning; and the great
est excitement prevailed throughout the
two valleys during: the day. Investiga
tion however proves that there was
little genuine cnuse for the excitement.
..Rnppinns, were. heard..That is unde
niable. That they were signals front
the entombed men is however not at all
probable. In fact it was proved almost
beyond the shadow of a doubt that the
tappings did not come from beyond the
fall or at least were not made by hu
man agency If they did. The supposi
tion is that the rappinga were made
by the rescuers themselves.
The rescuers are constantly on the
alert for rappinga. some of them, es
pecially those who have friends among
the victims firmly believing that a few
at least of the entombed men are still
alive. Saturday night about 11 o'clock
two different gangs of the men heard
three distinct raps as If made on the
coul by some hurd Instrument. One
gang that heard It was working in the
slope on the edge of the fall. The other
was at the mule barn near the foot of
Both parties In great alarm hastened
to tell Foreman Kvans. As each re
luted the same story the foreman was
forced to believe that there was some
thing In It. He accordingly ordered all
work stopped in order that there might
be no noise and then with a piece of
iron he himself began rapping on the
rails. This was kept up at intervals
for nearly three quarters of an hour
but there was no response. Every kind
of signalling that could be thought of
was tried but still there was no an
swer. Mr. Kvans was satisfied that the
three raps had not come from the en
tombed men, but to make assurance
doubly sure he called Foreman Thomas
and Dwens Into consultation and when
the shift went off duty the three de
scended to the face of the fall and for
an hour or so signalled and listened,
rapped and waited. but no answer came.
CAUSE OF THE RAPPING.
Satisfied that the rappings had been
heard and that they had not come
from the entombed men the next duty
was to explain where they had come
from, and what caused them. Many
explanations were offered but none was
found to tit until It was suggested that
the rappings were made on the rail at
a point midway between the two gangs
that heard them, by some one of the
rescuers themselves. While this might
not be the proper explanation they felt
that if the truth could be known It
would be found to be some such thing
as this, for It stunds to reason that It
any of the entombed men did the rap
ping, they would have heard the an
swers and made response; and also
that they would not have confined their
rappings to three taps, which Is all
that the rescuers are reported to .have
The report of the rappings being
heard went to the surface before an
investigation was made, and without
any qualification the rumor spread
throughout the city, and up and down
the valley, growing anil taking on col
or as it went, until It became so ex
aggerated that It is safe to presume It
will be difficulty thut many of the
readers of this morning papers iwlll
bring themselves to accept the true
state of affairs. The mouth of the
shaft was crowded at early morn with
the Plttston people who heard the bare
report of the rappings having been
heard, and until nearly midday the
excitement was intense. By that time
the full facts of the matter became
generally known, and as the afternoon
wore on the place assumed its former
quiet aspect. None of yesterday's
shifts heard any rappings or had any
thing to report save the usual slow but
SITUATION IS WORSE.
Since Friday night the situation has
grown worse. At 3 o'clock Saturday
morning the night shift was compelled
to abandon the work on account of a
"squeeze," which was the worst that
has occurred since the cave-In. The
settling bad subsided sufficiently at
daylight to allow the 7 o'clock shift to
resume the work. They found that the
timbered road to the slope had not been
damaged to any great extent, but on all
sides of It were evidences of a great
convulsion. This shift and the one
which relieved it at 3 o'clock p. m.
worked without cessation.
The shift which went on at 11 o'clock
Saturday night sent .word to the sur
face about 1 o'clock a. m. to' the effect
that they had heard what might be
rappings, but they were not sure but
what the noise could have been caused
by the "workings" of the root. These
supposed rappings have been heard be
fore and have been credited to over
wrought Imaginations. The fact that
the "noises" are not regular and are
only heard at Infrequent Intervals goes
to show that they are not signals from
the imprisoned men.
The company officials say positively
that there Is nothing In the "rappings"
story. The noises are undoubtedly
Continued on Pae 1.1
SENT THE CUBANS FLYING.
The Patriots Venture to Discredit the
Story for Good Reasons. ,
Havana, July 6. Colonel Drualia re
ports that with 620 men he left the Con
chita estate, near Bolondron, Province
of Matauzas, and, murching toward
Majagua, found the insurgents, com
manded by Lacret. Roque und other
leaders, occupying Btrong positions be
hind stone fences.
The troops dislodged the Insurgents
after a strong resistance, and a bay
onet charge caused them to flee in all
directions. The Insurgents left on the
Holds twenty-three dead.
They carried off with them many
more of their killed and a great number
of wounded. This is according to the
official report. The Cubans ask how It
was. if the patriots were routed, as
the Spanish commander says, they
found opportunity to carry their dead
and wounded with them. The Spanish
loss In the engagement was four killed,
and a captain, three lieutenants and
forty-six soldiers wounded.
Surgeon-Oeneral Lotwrta officially re
ports thct the number of slok troops In
the whole island is C.S10. besides 693
who nre suffering' with yellow fever.
In Havana there are 2.013 sick soldiers,
only 90 of whom are yellow fever l o
ticnts. In Colon thf sick troops number IIS;
In MatanzHH 4, and in Santa Clara St.
It will be noticed that no figures are
given for Santiago de Cuba and several
other cities which are always hot heads
The death ra'-e la placed at 30 per
cent. In yellow fever cases. Oeneral
Losada calculates that the sick list
of the army during the summer will
not exceed 13,000, which natives believe
to be an altogether too optimistic a cal
culation. NATIONAL GUARD.
Spring Inspection Reports Show the
First and Thirteenth Regiments
Close in the Ratings.
Harrlsburg. Pa., July 5. Inspector
General Morrell's report of the spring
inspections In the National Guard is
ready for distribution and will reach
all the company commanders this week.
The system of rating will make a dif
ference in the standing of several com
mands. The City troop, of Philadelphia, takes
the lead of the cavalry branch of the
guard with 90.C4 as its figure ot effi
ciency, which figure Is the product of
the general average multiplied by the
percentage of attendance. The general
average of the City troop Is 95.94. Hat
tery C, Third brigade, lends the artil
lery with 96.89 as its general average,
and 79.31 the figure of efllclency.
The First and Thirteenth regiments
are close together, but the fourth and
eighth crowd them hard, the general
average of these regiments being close
to the 100 mark. Company B, Eighth
regiment, is the star company, Its fig
ure of efllclency being 95.18. Company
C, .Ninth, comes next with 94.39, and
Company B, Sixth, third, with 93.22.
The Inspector general makes some
Important recommendations and calls
attention to a number of defects. Here
after the proper signals In the extend
ed order drills must be used and the
setting up exercises conducted by non
commlslsoned officers, otherwise In
spectors will give no credit for the same
in their report. He says regarding the
change In the method of arriving at the
percentage of attendance that while he
fully appreciates the necessity of every
man appearing at Inspection, yet he is
satisfied that more credit should be giv
en to a company whose members con
scientiously utlend drills during the
year. For this reason he ho made use
of the percentage of attendance at drills
as a factor in arriving at the figure of
SERIOUS BICYCLE MISHAP.
Victim Has n fractured Skull, the
Kider Is in Jail.
Philadelphia, July ,5, Stanley Jones,
the traveling salesman from Pittsburg,
was committed without bail by Magis
trate Jermon today to await the out
come of Injuries which he was accused
of causing to Mrs. Keba Sheldon, 20
years old, of 1307 Mt. Vernon street, by
striking her with a bicycle he was rid
ing at Broad and Cherry streets yes
It wau stated nt the hearing that
Sirs. Shekion received a compound
fracture of the skull and of the arm,
that her condition was extremely crit
ical and that he would probably die.
At the conclusion of the hearing Jones,
who was suffering acutely, both men
tally and physically, from his own In
juries nnd the excitement, collapsed
Magistrate Jermon remarked to Jones
that he Mt assured that the affair was
accidental and he regretted that he had
no other course to pursue than to hold
him to await the result of Mrs. Shel
Kiot Victim's Fnneral.
Cleveland, O., July 5. The funeral .f
William Rettger, the striker killed at the
Brown Hoisting works, was the most Im
posing funeral pageant ever given a la
boring man. In Cleveland there has been
but one occasion when there was a larger
procession and greater crowds the funer
al of Garfield. Today by actual count
10.300 men formed the funeral cortege.
The fnneral services were held In the
Church of the Immaculate Conception. A
conservative estimate places the number
of spectators about the church and along
the long line of march to the cemetery at
Natural Gas Eiplovion.
Pittsburg, July, 5. By an explosion of
natural gas this evening In the Evergreen
hotel, a well-known road house, Ave miles
from Allegheny, Augustus Stixer, the man
ager of the hotel, received Injuries from
which he may die, Ada Stizer, his young
daughter, was seriously burned. John
Brooks, a waiter, was painfully burned,
and several guests of the hotel were more
or less bruised and Injured by Jumping
from windows. Btlzer was hurled through
a window by the explosion, carrying the
sash with him.
Banker Died Insane.
Norrlstown. Pa., July 5 B. F. Letdy,
of the Farmers' National bank of Penns
burg, died yesterday In the hospital for
the Insane, where he had been removed a
week ago violently Insane. Mr. Leldy's
Insanity was the outcome of worry over
the fact that In 1189 during his capacity
as cashier he honored a forged check for
(2,(00 and the matter so preyed on his mind
lie Is the Gold Men's Choke ior Tem
SILVER MEN WILL OPPOSE HIM
But Hill Is the Choice of the National
Committee-Hums, of Tennessee,
the Probable Permanent Chairman.
Ulnud Leads I lie Presidential Caii
didutcN. Chicago, July 5. The following
Bland figures were given out tonight to
the United Press to indicate the practic
ally certain strength of the Missouri
candidate on the first ballot: Ar
kansas IS, Colorado 8, Idaho 6, Illinois
48, Kansas 20, Missouri 44. Montana C,
Oregon 8. Texas 30, Utah 6, Washing
ton 8, Wyoming 6, Arizona 6, Now
Mexicc C. Indian Territory, 6, Okla
homa 6. Total, 230. This Humming up
of Mi-. Bland's supporters is thirty-two
votes below the estimate given at l!ie
afternoon caucus of the Bland dele
The crisis In national DemocraHo
prospects will probably be reached to
morrow. It may be precipitated by
the decision of the national committee
as to temporary chairman of the con
vention. There Is a well grounded be
lief to night that the sound money ma
jority of that committee will recom
mend to the convention that Senator
David B. Hill, of New 'Yo'k, be the
temporary presiding officer. The
knowledge that this was the Intention
of the committee Is said to furnish the
explanation-of -Mr. mil's absence from
the gold men's mass meeting lust night.
He has thus escaped the denunciations
which the silver men at the Sherman
house have lavished with unsparing
tongues today upon ex-Governor Flow
er, Senator Gray, Mr. McVeagh and
District Attorney Fellows for their par
ticipation In that gathering.
Senator Hill shook hands with hun
dreds of his friends and admirers dur
ing the day. He had a word of cheer
and encouragement for all who are try
ing to stay the drift toward free silver.
He said that he believed the unit Tule
on states and the two-thirds rule on
nominations, both time-honored cus
toms, would stand in this convention.
He said thut all talk about there being
one free silver man In the New York
delegation was nonsense; that each and
every man from the Empire state was
for gold and they would all vote for
gold even If the unit rule was done
LOTS OF SILVER FIGHT.
There is an openly expre:ed desire
on the part of the silver men to force
the fight in the beginning upon the
temporary chairmanship, and George
Fred Williams, of Massachussets, one
of the latest claimed accessslons to the
silver ranks. Is spoken of as a desir
able eastern man to be put forward In
antagonism to Senator Hill. The
'Sound money men are willing and Sen
ator Hill Is even said to be eager to
have the fight opened upon ttujs. Issue.
They assert to antagonize the recom
mendation of a national committee In
the matter of temporary organization
would be such a breach of Demo
cratic traditions and usage that no
Democratic convention could be reason
ably expected to sanction it by its
Senator Harris, of Tennessee, ap
pears to be generally accepted as the
majority's choice for permanent pres
ident. If he should take the chair It
is thought he will excuse himself from
making any set speech on the pica that
recent sickness has left his physical
strength somewhat Impaired.
The leading booms continue in full
view. "Silver Dick" Bland's trumpet
ers are making the most of the prom
ised accession of Illinois' forty-eight
votes to their standard and claim his
nomination as assured. The Boles men
are not yet here In full force. His
"boomers" are to arrive in two sections
tomorrow, when they will supply
abundant enthusiasm to and to the
plcturesqueness of the .contest. Mean
time the Telleritcs profess such ab
solute confidence In the nomination and
election of the Colorado senator
(though his own state delegation stands
committed to Boies), that they ore al
ready bargaining for a partition of the
spoils of the offices between the original
Teller men nnd their Democratic ailles.
Mr. McLean continues to be named
very extensively for either first or sec
ond place, and hns appnrently gained
considerable strength during the day.
OPPOSED TO A CAUCUS.
Considerable opposition Is developing
to the holding of any caucus to deter
mine In advance of the meeting of the
convention vlat Khali be the course of
the silver men. Supporters of Senator
Blackburn's candidacy take the lead In
declaring their intention to refuse to
enter any such caucus. They want the
convention to settle the matter and
they promise to abide by its decision.
However, Senator J. K. Jones, of Ar
kansas, chairman of the steering com
mittee, to whom has been confided the
preparing of the silver men's plan of
campaign, has sent to the leaders of
the silver delegations this letter;
Dear Sir : We would be glad to know If
your delegation agrees with us In the con
viction that the best internets of the cause
we all, have at heart would be advanced
by having the platform and nominations
practically determined by the silver men
of the country. Please let me know at the
earliest possible moment if your delega
tion agrees In this movement.
Senator Jones will be guided as to
his course in. calling' a general confer
ence of silver men by the majority an
swers. There has been some talk of a divi
sion in the Pennsylvania headquarters
at the Palmer house. Mr. R. 13. Wright,
one of the delegatee-at-large from
Pennsylvania and chairman of the
Democratic state central committee
was seen and said:
"The Pennsylvania position was de
clared In the action of her state con
vention, and this position will be firmly
and unanimously expressed by the
votes of her delegates In the national
convention as they were in the state
"Apart from questions of principle,
and considering only matters of expedi
ency, we believe that the Democracy of
New York, New Jersey and Connecti
cut, without whose votes no Democratic
ry?s?rf"tit he ever ben oMn), s-
fords a surer promise ot Democratic
success than can be had in the Demo
cratic states In the West that have
never been found In the Democratic
"If this convention proposes to wor
ship strange gods it must be without
the approval of the half million Demo
cratic voters In Pennsylvania,"
The first general caucus of delegates
and alternates favorable to the candi
dacy of Mr. Bland was held In the club
room of the Sherman house this after
noon, und after a session lasting an
hour and a half, adjourned to meet
again at 10 o'clock. Twelve states re
sponded to the roll call ond loo dele
gates Instructed for the MlHsourfan
were placed. From the figures sent, jr.0
uncon dldtlonnl votes were put down as
a certainty on the first ballot.
The Pennsylvania delegates worked
heroically during the day In behalf of
ex-Governor Hubert E. i-'attison, their
choice for the presidency. Crowds lllled
their headquarters at the Palmer house
during the afternoon and evening. The
Pennsylvania gold men put up a lively
discussion for the edlllcatlon of the
throngs gathered in their rooms. Many
members of the Pennsylvania delega
tion, while' declaring their unfalter
ing nlleglanre to Mr. I'uttisnn, freely
admit that they see no hope for his suc
cess. Their aim rather is to, gather
about him the gold men and as a tribute
make blip the choice of that element.
Senator Hill was waited upon today
by a number of prominent silver men
who used nil sorts of arguments to in
duce the New York senator to with
hold iiermlsslon for the use of his name
as temporary chairman by the national
committee. Among the callers were
Senators Vest and Cockrell of Missouri.
White of California, and Walsh of
Georgia, und other active silver men.
He listened respectfully to all argu
ments presented, but was unaffected
In his position by what was said to
It is believed that Senator Hill is the
one man who can prevent a bolt by the
sound money men ot the east if a
free silver platform Is adopted and a
free silver man nominated by the con
vention, and that If the senator were
to bow to the wishes of the silver lead
ers and refuse the use of his name by
the national committee for temporary
chairman he would no longer be in a
position to check a bolt of the gold dele
gatea The efforts of the sliver men
may therefor be set down as ineffectual.
If the national committee at Its meeting
tomorrow decides to present the name
of Senator Hill for temporary chairman
it may be authoritatively stated that
Senator Hill will stand, and that the
overthrow of the programme mapped
out by the national committee will
bring matters to a head between the
gold and silver men at the opening of
the convention on Tuesdny.
It is conceded that Senator Harris, of
Tennessee, will be the permanent chair
man of the convention, and he hus made
his arrangements to take possession of
the gavel and assume control of a body
that gives promise of requiring the
leadership of the skilled parliamentar
ian thafhe is.
Free silver leaders who have been se
lected by the respective delegations as
members of the committee on resolu
tions and others who will undoubtedly
form a part of that Important organiza
tion, have today been conferring to
gether with respect to the text of the
platform and the subjects that shall be
THE PROBABLE PLATFORM.
Only upon the financial plank has
there been any definite agreement.
This plank Is to dominate the whole
platform and all other matters are to
be second thereto. The exact text has
not been finally determined, but that it
will be a short, clear-cut, concise decla
ration for the free and unlimited coin
age of sliver at a ration of 16 to 1 Is a
foregone conclusion. Two short sen
tences are all that will be necessary to
construct this plank.
Well known men among those in con
trol of convention matters asseYt that
the tariff question must not be over
looked. While there Is a diversity of
opinion as to the advisability of com
ing out in a flat-footed Indorsement of
the Wilson tariff act, that law bearing
the stamp of Democracy will be inci
dentally Indorsed at least.
The administration will not be men
tioned in the platform. Some of the
more radical of the silver men want
an emphatic condemnation of the finan
cial policy of President Cleveland and
Secretary Carlisle Introduced in the
platform, but it is believed that while
the administration will escape censure,
the convention will likewise refuse to
It Is quite likely that th foreign
policy of the present administration
will, by Indirection at least, be repu
diated. If tTi programme agreed upon
by these gentlemen does not go amiss,
thp sympathy of the Democratic party
will be expressed for suffering Cuba,
and a demand made for the recognition
of its Independence. It is not impos
sible that the reside to "even things
up" with the administration may lend
to the adoption of a plank on this sub
ject that will be equally strong as that
adopted at St, Louis.
Pope's Successor to Matolli.
Rome, July 6. The pope has nominated
Monslgnor Dlomede Talconla, pupal dele
gate to the United States In succession to
Curdinnl Satolli. Talconla. is expected to
arrive here on July 15.
THE NEWS THIS JI0RX1XG.
Weather Indications Today
Threatening Weather; WarsKt.
1 Work of Rescue at Plttston.
Hill for Permanent Chairman at Chi
cago. Programme of Teller Boomers.
National Guard Report. ' '
2 No Faith In Sultan's Pledges.
Musical Argument Causes a Riot
(Sermon) "Dangers of the Life of a
Comments of the Prtis.
6 (Local) How the Fourth Was Celebrat
ed. Fourth of July Fatalities.
8 (Sports) Scranton-WIlkes-BarreGatnes.
Eastern, National and State League
Bicycle Roadway Across Continent.
T Suburban News.
f n rtnwn the YatW.
They Make a Great Show of Strength at
PROPOSE TO MAKE THE TERMS
Acting L'pou the Claim That Teller Is
the Only Sit write Who ('an Carry
the- C ountry for Silver, They .Will
Not Occupy the Position of Tail on
the Democratic Kite.
C'hlcago.July 5. The Teller men today
began to define their policy. They are
growing more enthusiastic as the con
vention draws nearer and ara making
definite claims as to the strength of
their candidate. They have prepared
a statement showing the number of
electoral votes which they claim will
bo obtained If Teller Is made the choice
of the convention. This statement is
being uwd to influence Teller senti
ment among the delegates. Congress
man Bailey, of Texas, a delcgate-at-large
and one of the Bland leaders has
also prepared a statement giving the
number of electoral votes the Demo
crats may hojie to secure but hie figures
fall far below those prepared by the
Teller faction. The two statements
have been compared and the Teller
people are saying that the Bland men
and supporters of other candidates
pledged to free silver are very much
Impressed with Teller's alleged
The Teller statement gives the Col
orado man 256 electoral votes, while
Mrr Bailey oots uponly 197.- Tho Tel
ler men have been frank with, the
Democratio silver leaders. They will
not concede the right of tho Demo
cratic party to dictate the entire pro
gramme to lie followed in the event of
the Colorado senator's npmlnatlon and
election and are trying to reach an un
derstanding on these points before, the
THE TELLER PROGRAMME.
One of the most prominent Teller
men who has been in frequent confer
ence with the Democratic leaders told
a United Press reporter today that the
Teller people would not consent to any
proposition as to the position they
would occupy In the event ot his elec
tion, except such as would give them
a proportionate share of the adminis
tration ot the government based on
the number of electoral votes they se
cured from the candidate. Mr. Teller's
friends Insist that he is the only man
who can carry the country for free sil
ver. It Is in this distinct and broad
statement that they base their de
mands on the Democratic s Ivor leaders.
They are endeavoring to effect an
agreement with the Democratic leaders
as to the platform on which Mr. Teller
can make the race. They want, of
course, to make the financial plank the
main feature and subordinate every
thing else to it.
Federal office holders are beginning
to come in, but whether or not they
will take any part In the proceedings
has not yet developed. Charles H.
Hamlin, assistant secretary of the
treasury, arrived this morning and Mr.
Wilson, marshal of the District of Co
lumbia, one of the closest of the presi
dent's political friends is also here. J.
S. VanSenden, private secretary to
Secretary Carlisle, and a well known
Democratic worker in Kentucky, is an
other administration man who is look
ing after things. Secretary Morton
has not been in evidence since he
reached Chicago. He Is stopping at the
Chicago club and does not frequent
the hotel corridors or headquarters.
GOLD MASS MEETING.
Last night's mass meeting of the gold
men was a remarkable demonstration
from the standpoint of attendance and
of the noted men who spoke or were
present as spectators. The absence of
Senator Hill is causing much comment.
Mr. Hill was asked to attend and to
make a speech, but he declined point
blank to do either. Rumors as to his
reasons for declining to serve are
numerous, hut Mr. Hill Is not gratify
ing the curiosity of those who desire to
know the truth.
BLAZE AT HAWLEY.
The Residence of Fred Meisenger Is
Totally Destroyed by Fire.
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
Ilawley, July 6. Shortly after 12
o'clock, noon, today while Fred llels
enger and family were being served
with dinner the alarm of lire was
given by some people who were re
turning home from church. At that
time smoke was coming through the
shingles on the roof of his residence
and it was then too late to try and
save the building. Every thing that
was movable and the household
goods were taken from the build
ing. Afterward every effort possible
was then made to save other buildings
close by, which proved successful af
ter hard and desperate righting of Are
by a bucket brigade.
The residence of T. J. Oldfield and the
ware rooms opposite the depot caught
fire from some of the flying sparks,
but was subdued and the loss was
confined to Melsenger's dwelling. In
surance Is with the Baumann agency.
Three Children Drowned.
Rochester, N. Y., July .6. Lena Bisslg,
IS years old. and Jacob and John Lee.
aged 6 and 6 years respectively, sons of
James Lee, lost their lives, and four other
persons narrowly escaped death on the
Erie canal. 2u0 feet east of the Smith
street bridge, in hii city, at 8 o'clock
tonight. James Lee, an employe of tile
Writney grain elevator, with his wife, two
children and Mimtrd and Lena Blmlg,
brother and sister of Mrs, Lee, a
young man named Lvl Llnsey, wenfut
on the canal in an old skiff. The skiff
collided with a passing canal voat and
capsized and the seven passengers were
pulled under the canal boat by the suc
tion of the water. . With the aid of people
on shore all were rescued but the three
Herald's Weather Forecast. ,
New York. July 6.-In the Middle state
fair, possibly preceded by rain on the
coast, fresh northwesterly to southwester
ly winds and slightly lower, followed by
higher temperature. On Tuesdays fair
and warmer southwesterly and southerly
Our stock is unsurpassed ia stylo. .
workmanship and assortment, and to
ciose tne season we offer
As the following prices will show, w
guarantee them to be the vesy best
values offered this seasons
Fancy Lawn Waists, all colors,, 43c ,
Fancy Percale Waists, all slsms, 69c. ,
Better quality Percale Wat, 9So. I
Fancy Stripe Lawn WataU, 11.19, 1
Extra Fine Waists at 11.88. $1.45, SMSs. J
The Celebrated "King Waists." In-'
Percales. Lawns and Dlmltls,-at tlAt, .
11.76, $1.98, $2.25.
These goods sell themselves. 1
Plain White Waists in Batista and l
Dimity, Plain Black: Himalaya Waasts, I
Silk Jacquard House Walstsf also a su- ,
perlor line of Children's Dimity and
Lawn Dresses, Boys' Kltt Suits In
Pique and Fine Galatea Cloth at great
ly, reduced prices.
510 AND 512
4tt f July
Today all the good people of Araerloa
are patrlotlo and happy.
July the sixth", MorrSajN IfegtH !
W-cent outtnsaoe sale for the burl
and gnfls. This will make every bxb
ber of the family happy,
1H AND 119 WYOM1NO AV.
A LARGE AND WELL
SELECTED 5T0CK OP
CAN BE SEEN AT
403 SPRUCE STEEET.
When you pay for Jewelry you might al
well get the best.
A fins line of KovelUes (or Ladles aad
W. J. Weichel
403 Spruce St.
Ename! Paints, -Carriage
Reynolds' Pare Colors,
Reynolds9 Wcoi Finis!,
Ready Mixed Tinted
Qloss Paints, Strictly Pure
L'nwd Oil, tiaraumeedt