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