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Toys, Pictures, Brlc-a-Brac, etc.,
and although we keep all nf these
In unlimited abundance, today we
usk your attention to other lines in
which we display specialties bought
expressly for the holiday trade.
Duchess Lace Handkerchiefs that
were bought to sell ut $2.iW.
f! I FT PRICE, $1.29.
Duchess Lneo Handkerchiefs
bought to sell nt tXM.
Duchess Lace Handkerchiefs
bought to sell for M.,10.
tMFT PRICE, $2.79.
Duchess T.acc Handkerchiefs
bought to sell for $."..00.
OlFT PRICE, $.119.
Fine Linen Batiste Handkerchiefs,
exquisitely embroidered by hand.
I2.2S TO $7.r,0 EACH.
Swiss and Irish Embroidered
Hamlkerchlefs. Wonderfully good
Sc. to $2.00 EACH.
Jupanesfs Initial anJ Hem-stitched
Handkerchiefs. No end to assort
ment. 10c. to $1.00 EACH.
Are always acceptable as a Rift and
more especially If they are the pret
ty, desirable kind. Ours are Just
PRICKS 60c. to $2.50.
Cold Weather Comforts
Fur tippets, with all the attractive
ness and style that the furriers can
prices $i.r,o to $12.00.
Children's fur sets In the various
popular skins. Extra well finished
and properly cut, matched and
PRICKS S1.00 to $2.75.
Ostrich Feather Hour: all length.
Choicest of select stock.
PRICES $2.2.'. 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 ARE SOLE AGENTS IN
.THIS CITY AND D1STKJCT FOR
THE Jl'STLY CELEBRATED
DENT'S ALCROFTS "CORONET"
REAL KID CLOVES. THE'
COME IN BLACK, TAN'S,
BROWN AND MODEM.
4-Hutton or 5-Honk 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, S1.2R.
Children's Dressed or I'ndresned
Kid Gloves and Mittens. All sizes
and all colors.
PRICES HOc. to $1.00.
NOT THE USUAL CHEAP DRY
GOODS SORT, Rl'T THE HIGH
EST GRADE GENTS'. FURNISH
ING STORE KIND. AT Di.Y
GOODS STORE PRICES.
Dent-Alcroft Kid Gloves. All sizes
Other make's Kid Gloves for men
PRICES 50c. to $2.00.
Suspenders for men or youths,
fancy or plnln weaves, every con
ceivable style and all the reliable
patented improvements. Gilt,
Nickel or Sterling Silver Ruckles.
PRICES :. to $2.25.
Neckwear for male persons of nil
ages In Teclts. Four-ln-Hands. Im
perial Puffs, Club House and Rand
Rows 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 everyday buyers and pe
culiar styles for cranks.
Holiday Gifts in Notions
Toilet sets in three pieces to a case
' Comb, Ilrush and Mirror. Porce
lain effects; a white metal.
PRICES $1.25 to $3.50.
Celeulold 3-plece sets; lovely goods
and equisite flnlshn.n
PRICES $2.75 to $fi.00.
Heavy French Plate Hand Mirrors,
round or oval, bevelled edges.
Strictly first finality Roods.
PRICES $1.00 to $1.50.
Fancy Cloth Brushes, solid bristles
throughout. Metal or porcelain
PRICES $1.35 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, Im
ported Silks and Fcathtr goods
PRICES 50c. to $5.00.
Colgate & Co.'s 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.
IN CASE OF WAR
Could Seriously Hamper Congress If So
OLNEY'S SUCCESS AS A DIPLOAUT
Various Delicate Questions That
Have llecn llrouglit He to re Him
During His Term of Ollicol'ulcss
Congress nnd the President Act in
Concert the Affair With Spain May
Washington, Dec. 20. There Is every
reason to believe that Secretary Olney's
declaration that Cuban recognition is
exclusively an executive function was
not made until after that cuutious and
thorough deliberation which character
izes his conduct of the negotiations with
Lord Salisbury over the Venezuelan
controversy and the other important
oiUcial matters which have called for
bis decisions since he entered President
Cleveland's cabinet as attorney-general,
nearly four years ago.
It Is well known In the highest of
ficial circles, especially in the cabinet,
that questions of presidential preroga
tives were forced upon him by his co
leagues among the executive advisers
at the outset of this administration in
connection with the perplexities that
arose in the Ilawalin affair when the
executive was placed In direct antagon
ism with congress. The paramount
miss-ion of Commissioner Blount to
Honolulu was understood to have been
undertaken with the attorney-general's
full endorsement und all the subse
quent acts of the administration with
regard to the Mid Ocean reports were
said to have had his approval, if Indeed,
they had not been inaugurated at his
suggestion. In his official capacity Mr.
Olney was most intimately associated
with the president in the steps which
were taken to suppress the great rail
way riots by the use of federal troops
and throughout his occupancy of the
department of justice, he was constant
ly called upon to declare the limitations
or executive power under the constitu
tion. The sham demarkatlon of congres
sional and executive functions with re
spect to purely international matters
Vas presented to him as the legul ad
viser of the president upon the adoption
of the Hoar Turkish resolution and at
that time It was understood that such
Instructions tq the president by con
gress whether In the form of concur
rent or Joint resolutions did not require
compliance. The president neither sign
ed nor disapproved the resolutions nor
did transmit them to the Ottoman
Porte. The Cuban resolutions were
similarly Ignored, though at the time
of their adoption it was generally un
derstood that Secretary Olney had
reached the conclusion that their effect
was exclusively advisory, however
mandatory their language might be.
This decision was due in part at least
to the dictum which congress could not
be expected to, know as much about
the subject as the executive and was
therefore not In a position to Judge
what ought to be done. The Informa
tion possessed by the administration
s not of the nature that could be
Ct Niunicutcd to congress compatibly
witn the nubile interest, and this
recognition of an executive prerogative
in the foreign matters which has ul
ways received the acquiesence of con
gress Is considered a fundamental point
against congress in the controversy
that Secretary Olney's statement of
yesterday has provoked.
There are some very interesting pre
cedents citable in support of Secretary
olney's contention. Their applicabil
ity being dependent, however, on the
constitutional stipulations as to the
powers of congress contained In article
1, section S, and us to the executive
authority in article two, section three.
It is pointed out by the state depart
ment ofllclals that congress has never
been confirmed by the supreme court
In its assertion of any power not ex
pressly given to it by the constitution.
Its only International functions related
to the present question are "To regu
late commerce with foreign nations, to
define and punish piiacies and Mon
ies committed on the high seas und
oflences against the law of nations;
and to dec lare war, grant letters of
marque and reprisal."
The president ulolie, on the other
hand, according to the constitution, is
empowered to "Receive ambassadors
and other public ministers." It is this
provision which is held to give him
executive Jurisdiction in the recognition
of other nations. In the event of tne
recognition of either belligerency or
independence of Cuba, the first result
would he the appearance of an ac
credited minister or other eniisary or
that island. The contention is that,
under the constitution the president Is
the sole judge asto whether such ends
ury shall be received.
l'reclseiy this emergency has arisen
In the past few weeks. The greater re
public of Central America has come
into existence and its accredited minis
ter. Mr. Rodriguez, has been in Wash
ington a fortnight. He has not been re
ceived by the president nor has the
American charge at Managua, Nicara
gua been authorized to formally recog
nize the new arrangement.
The president also took his own time
In recognizing the provisional govern
ment of Hawaii also the Dole govern
ment. Frequently prompt recognition of a
foreign government has taken place
without any thought of the possible
approval or disapproval of congress,
notably when President Harrison act
ed on the practical termination of the
Chilean revolution. The same was also
the case upon the establishment of the
present republic of France and the re
public of Brazil. Another recent case
of the executive of the president's au
thority in receiving and dealing with
foreign ministers occurred In the dis
missal or Sir Sackville-West, the Brit
ish minster. While this caused no dis
ruption or our relations with England,
It is held that It showed the president's
power to act altogether without con
sulting congress and It was nn instance
or an executive action which might
have led to war. In this conectlon It
is also pointed out hat while congress
can alone declare war, it Is clearly
within the power or the president by
his own action to brlns about a war.
which, if declared by an opponent,
would creat a condlton he would be
compelled to meet until congress could
assemble and act especially If hostili
ties were provoked on our coast.
SUGAR TRUST DEAL
Ilavemeyer Purchases the Woolson
Spice Company's Mills.
Chicago, Dec. 20. A special from To
The Immense deal by which the sugar
trust came Into possession of the Wool
son Spice company has been closed and
the money paid over.
One singular fact is that notwith
standing the big price paid, the Wool-
son people were forced into making
the deal. Ilavemeyer desired to make
a tight on Arbuckle and to do it it was
necessary that he should meet him In
his own Held coffee. When auprouch
ed the Woolson people asked $1,500 per
share. Havemeyer refused to treat on
such terms. He would give $1,000.
Havemeyer was willing to put up
$2,ouu,ooe or thereabout in the purchase
r u club with which to thrash Ar
buckles. This was some weeks ago.
It was found Hint the book value of the
stock was over $1,200. He threatened
to establish a coffee Plant and go into
the business on a large scale. He
woidd cut prices, so that the competi
tion would hurt the Woolson's quite as
much as it would the Arbuckle people.
An agreement was reached. It was
that the sugar trust should get 1.100 or
the 1..S00 shares or stock at $l.i;0 per
Hhar". So the sale in round numbers
wns :fl.2'iO.00o ror eleven -elghte.Miths or
the entire stock.
It is understood in Toledo when Have
meyer gets through with Arbuckle the
property will revert back tn Ilia Toledo
He Fxpccts to Accommodate Corhntt
t itli ii Uig Wager.
San Francisco, Dec. 20. Hob Fitz
Klmmons, his wire and manager, will
leave for New York on Monday or Tues
day. FitRslmmons said last evening
that Corbett will be accommodated
with a gooil side wager and that he will
see him in u week or so to arrange
If Corbett Is not satisfied with o side
wager of $I(i.(kk(, I think 1 can raise $2.ViO
in New York. 1 don't believe because Cor
bett 1ms secured nich good tinunclul sup
port that he will tight all the better. 1 am
ready lo meet him at any time Smart
elects and after we make final arrange
ments In the east I will rest for a munth
or so before I settle down to a course of
training. 1 met Sharkey this afternoon and
tile fellow held his head down, while his
eyes were riveted on the sidewalk as lie
passed me. 1 always thought Sharkey
held his head up in a proud manner when
he passed friend or foe, but I guess he
knows that the purse he won by a foul
decision belonged to me. und that Is why
he dropped his uyes when he passed. Well,
this Is not the first time I have had to
put up with a wrong declsicfn. In a six
round contest with Shoynskt In Boston,
Referee Daly called the match a draw
when 1 had all the best of the contest,
which was stopped by the police after I
haii knocked Choynskl down ut least a
Well. I expect a square deal from Stuart
and Slier and on the 17th of March next,
if everything goes well and good, you will
know what I will do with this fellow Cor
bett. STABBING AFFRAY.
Six Men Slash l'.nch Other nt Ash
land. Ashland, Pa., Dec. 20. At 1 o'clock
last night Centre street was the scene
of a stabbing nffray which resulted In
the lnjuty of the six participants, two
of whom are lying In a precarious con
dition at the Miners hospital. The fight
was the outcome of a difference of
opinion between Patrick Gouldln and
Hubert MeCormlek, an ex-constable.
William Evans and Anthony Cum
mlngs tried to get McCormack away.
At the same time John and Michael
tJouldln attacked Evans and Cum
in In gs.
This was the signal for a free fight
ami knives were drawn. Y'hen the
tight was over the three Uouldins were
lying in the road. John and .Michael
fared the worse and their condition
is such that they may not recover. Pat
rick (iotildin had his hand badly lacer
ated. McCormack was stabbed In the
back. Evans and Cumminus escaped
with a few cuts about the face and
hands. The participants of the row
have been arrested.
QUEEN Lit SEEKS CULTURE.
The Itelic of Seal llrown Iloyalty
Mill Viit Boston.
San Francisco, Dee. 20. Ex-Queen
Llliuokalanl. of Hawaii and her suit
left for Boston last night on tiie Sun
set express via New Orleans. The roy
al vlstors will arrive in the Massachu
sets metropolis at 2.B0 p. m. on Christ
"1 shall visit my husband's relatives
in Boston," she Informed a reporter of
the I'nited Associated Presses, "and
my plans for the future will be an
nounced shortly nfter my nrirvnl there.
I am not at libi rty to state them nt
present. Regarding the stories that
has been circulated concerning the ob
ject of my visit, 1 have nothing to say.
1 wish to state, however, that I highly
appreciate the kind treatment accord
ed me In San Francisco.
The ex-queen was accompanied only
by her maid ami secretary and Mrs.
Ellen (Iraham. sin Intimate friend.
It Is now understood that Princess
Kiaulanl will visit her aunt In Boston.
. . .
GRAVE ROBBED IN TOLEDO.
The Body Found Through nn At
tempt to Send It Away by Impress.
Tub-do. Ohio, Dec. 2". The body of E.
K. Cnrtwright. superintendent of the
Lucas county infirmary, was buried in
Forest cemetery yesterday afternoon.
In the night the grave was broken into
and the body removed. This morning1
r. box addressed to James E. Carroll,
Xo. 103 Bolivar street. Cleveland, was
presented ut the American Express.
vt rnpany's oftlce In the I'nlon station,
by an unknown man.
The otiieials refused to accept It for
transmission, and It was taken to the
ollice or Dr. Hunt, In Cherry street.
There it was opened and round to con
tain Cartwrlght's body. The police are
investigating, and expect to make sev
MINERS STRIKE ENDED.
Indiana Workmen Accept the Five
Cents Reduction on n Ton.
Terre Haute, lnd., Dec. 20. The
strike or the bituminous; miners of the
state which began May 1, has come to
an end. The men at the mines In three
counties representing 2.000 miners have
voted to accept the five cents reduction
from sixty cents a ton. Some of the
men from other fields had gone to work
nt Gf cents and many more had been
conceded the sixtv cents.
It is understood that the operators
now paying sixty cents will ask tw
men to accept the reduction.
Mnceo Was Poisoned.
Key West. Fla., 20. Private advices re
ceived In this city Inst night state that :t
has been discov ereil that .Ma ceo, young
Oomez, and twenty. five others, a'mong
them five Americans, were poisoned
through the tieachery of Dr. Zertueha
planned by Ahutnuda and Ciruleda. The
bodies were recovered by (laldomcro
Acosta and subjected to an examination.
New York, Dee. 20. Arrived: Paris
from Southampton; I'atrla. from Ham
burg; Munchun, from Bremen; La Gas.
cogne, from Havre. Arrived out: La
Champagne, at Havre. Sailed for New
York: Campania, from yiieenstown.
Sighted: Southwark, from New York for
Antwerp, parsed Dover.
Ilnnb of Illinois Closed.
Chicago, Dec. 20. The Xat.mal Bank of
Illinois has been suspended by the Clear
Ins; House. It is said the bank will not
open its doors tomorrow.
Care, However, Is Taken for the Protcc
Hon of American Citizens.
REFORMS MAY YET BE GRANTED
The Spanish Government Thinks
That the Insurrection Should lie
Crushed First Anti-American
Demonstrations Have lleeii Pro
hibitcd--0tinion of the Press.
Madrid, Dec. 20. Senor Canovas Del
Castillo, the prime minister, has receiv
ed the otllcial text President Cleve
land's niessnce to t lie American con
gress, and will shortly make a declara
tion en that part of the document which
refers to the Cuban question. Cont'er
emes have been held during the past
few dajs between the most prominent
men in political life In Spain with the
object of seeking a solution of the
problem which confronts the govern
ment and which, it la possible, might
cause a war with the United States. It
is conceded in all political circles that
the situation Is grave but it is thought
that the w lllinsnes of Spain to grunt
reforms In the Spanish West Indies
should tend to avert display of ag
gressiveness on the nart of the Culled
Slates. One point Is settled upon and
that Is that no reforms shall be put In
to effect in Cuba until the Insurrection
shall have been suppressed, for it is
held that to offer reforms with the Cu
bans still in arms would Indicate weak
ness on the part of Spain and would
also be derogutory to her honor.
Though the popular indignation caus
ed by the receipt or the news or the
action or the committee on foreign re
lations of the American senate shows
little signs of diminution, there have
been no manifestations against the L'nl
ted States or its representatives any
where in Spain. That such manifesta
tions were expected, however, is shown
by the fact that police and gendarmes
were detailed to guard the American
legation here, and precautions were
taken elsewhere to piotect the various
consulates of the United States should
the excited people attempt to make an
attack upon them. Orders were sent
to the governors of the several provin
ces to prohibit any anti-American dem
onstrations ami irom despatches receiv
ed today from the provincial capitals
it Is known that the orders were faith
fully carried out.
Prominent tiolltlclans confirm the
statements contained in yesterday's
dispatches to the United Associated
Presses that It Is the intention of the
government, when the opportune mom
ent arrives to nut into effect in
Cuba political and economical reforms,
which it is said, will be wider In their
scope than those approved by the
Cortes last year.
SPAIN NEEDS JUDGMENT.
The Epoea. the orpan of Senor Can
ovas and the ministerialists, In com
menting unon the situation pays that
Spains needs at the present moment
much calm, noun? judgment on the
part of the public to avoid greater dir
tlcultles than those the government Is
now racinsf. As long 'as prudence Is
compatible with national honor Spain
has nothing to do save to defend her
rights If they are attacked.
A recogniton of belligerency is not a
Causus Belli unless such recognition is
granted by an Interested nation. Form
erly Spain recognized the belligerency
of the Southern States of America de
spite the protest of the Federal govern
ment, which did not regard the attitude
of Europeun governments In this mat
ter as a Causus Belli. If the act Indicat
ed bv the Cameron resolution shall bo
consummated Spain will protest, there
by greatly Influencing the relations be
tween the United States mid Spain, but
Spaniards must not forget the at
titude of the powers which, after Pres
ident Cleveland's declaration anenl the
Anglo-Venezuelan dispute, abstained
from anv Intervention, Spain ought
to keep account or all these precedents.
Prime Minister Cunovns holds that
under the framing of Senator Camer
on's resolution there will be no armed
intervention on the part or the United
Slates in Cuba territory, though the
partisans of the proposal may obtain
the necessary votes to over ride the
veto which he believes President Cleve
land will Interpose and s- make the
resolution an obligatory act of con
gress It would only effect a recognition
of the Independence of Cuba and lead
to nn offer of its good of rices by the
United Stales to terminate the' war.
With whatever otllciousness the Unitid
States may Interpose. Spain will retain
the light to accept or reject the offer
of the Americans good offices, tf the
United Staes recognizes the indepen
dence or Cuba, she will then have to
recognize the laws or neutrality. U she
lecognlzes the belligerency or the Cu
bans, Spain will have tiie light to stop
and visit Ameiicun vessels nt sea. Se
nor Canovas dors not think that the
Cameron resolution need cause serious
perturbation. It will only make the
relations between Spain and the United
States more strained, but need not
cause a runture. He will never con
sent to foreign Interference In what
is a question or Spain's democratic
politics. Spain will regulate her mis
eo that nobody wili be able to say that
she made war upon another power, yet
she will always repel aggresison.
The tone or the newspapers generally
Is more moderate today than it was
yesterday. They contain little to ex
cite the populace.
F.arly .Horning Blnze Destroys l 200
Worth of Property.
A two-story house on Hickory street
In Peckville took lire about 1.30 o'clock
this morning and was totally destroyed
despite the efforts of the local tire com
panies to save the property.
The building was purchased about
two months ago by Alfred Oreenlng
and was rceupied up to n week ago by
lohn C. Whitic, when he moved out.
Since then It has been vacant. The loss
is $1,200; partially Insured.
A building next door owned by the
C. W. Brundugc estate, was alto slightly
BILLY BRYAN W0ULDN0T TALK.
The Hoy Orator Refuses to Discuss
the Cuban Question,
Lincoln Neb., Dec. 20. William .1.
P.ryan left at 2 o'clock today ror Atlan
ta, da. He will lecture In that city on
the evening or the 24th and may spend
Christmas with rrlends there but will
go to Lincoln In time to be present at
the banquet to be tendered In his hon
or otr the evening or the 28th by the
local Men's Bimetallic club.
Mr. Brayn was asked berore leaving
to express himself on the Cuban ques
tion, but declined, saying he had not
the time nor was he disposed to discuss
the question yet.
Clinton Hancock Dead.
Philadelphia. Dec. 20. Clinton O. Han
rock, general passenger agent or the
Heading Railroad company, died today.
Mr. Hancock had been III ror a long titac
With a complication of diseases.
MEN OF PROMINENCE.
The King of magicians Who Died tee. 1 7.
Alexander Hermann was born In Paris
In 1S4-. He made his first appearance In
America at the Academy of .Music, New
ark city, In lfWl, where he pluved seventy-five
nights. Then, with his "brother,
he made a lour or the world, in 1SH7 his
partnership with his brother was dis
solved, and Alexander started out for him
self, making another tour of the w d.
He returned to this country In ISTt, ami re
mained here until his death.
Hermann made his debut as a ma
gician when he was but 8 years of age.
It was at a performance given by Ids
brother in St. Petersburg, Hussla. Til
little fellow performed such astonishing
feats of legerdemain that his brother regu
larly engaged him. and young Herman
traveled s a magician all over Europe
until he was 14 years old. In Portugal
the king decorated htm. and the king of
Spain made him a knight of the Order of
Hermann had a theater In New York
city for several seasons, and of late years
lias made that city his home. He also
had a handsome summer home at White
Stone, Long Island. He owned a fine
steikin yacht, the Krn Diavolo, In whic h
he made many cruises in American
waters. He yjioke seven languages flu
ently, and had traveled around the world
three times. He was naturalized in Bos
ton In 1S7fi.
Many stories nre fold of Hermann's dex
terity 01T as well as nn the stage. Those
which follow were collected by the Wash.
Ington Post. On his last visit to Washing
ton while the Press club was In exisfenee,
he was sitting berore the tire one evening,
when a correspondent from the How came
in and offered him a cigar. "Thanks,
thanks." said the wizard, abstractedly,
"very kind of yon, I'm Btire. But If you'll
pardon me, I don't care for these big
cigars," he continued, rolling the Havana
between his lingers as he spoke. "1 much
prefer these small cigars, like this. Have
one with me." And he handed his would
be entertainer a cigar about as big as his
little finger and bit off the end of a simi
lar one for himself. The big cigar whs
gone, but any one of three men who
watched the performance would hnvp
sworn they had never taken their eyes off
It while Hermann had It In his hand.
His mastery of cards was a continual
surprise even to those who thought they
knew him. Out In the White Chape club
in Chicago, when that organization was in
Its prime, one of the permanent wall dec
orations was an ace of diamonds stuck
under the edge of the Picture moulding
about ten feet from the floor. It got there
one night when Hermann was a guest tf
the (dull. He had been ldaylng with the
cards, and Anally told Charley Seymour,
of the Herald, to pick out a card and he
(Hermann) would find It for him after
some one had shuttled the pack. That
wasn't much of a trick, as half a dozen
men knew two or three ways of doing It.
But when the wizard was irlven back the
puck he began sailing the cards en
aifalnst the wall. They struck the wall
am! glanced off, one after the other, till
It came to the nee of diamonds. That hit
the wall about two feet below the picture
moulding, and deliberately crawled up
the wall and stuck with Its corner under
the wood. It whs the f.fi Seymour had
ilckt 1 opt. and the club let it stay there
as a souvenir.
One of Mr. Hermann's pet tricks when
he whs out with n crowd, was to strike a
street vender with plaster casts to sell
or a confiding Italian In charge of a cor
ner fruit stand, anil, after buying half a
doZ"n oranves or small idaster Images as
the rse night be, to break them open
one ufer the other and llnd a tlve-dolbir
(inld uicen Inside of each one. It luvart
eblv resulted in the lt dlan taking a hand
In the ircnie. and cutt'ng onen half his
stock of fruit or smashing three or four
of his pliyt-r ensts in hone of flndlmr a
few of the gold pieces himself. Her
mann was vcv generous, however, and
always paid his victim back when the fun
He was never happier than when dis
playing his music before nn audience
thiit had rl Tallh In black made as
well as white, and a cou'de of seasons
airo he had nn excellent opportunity OHe
h Vc'9 playing an em'igitnent nt the
fSnind rwra Hou I" Washington. Cap
tain Whitman, of the ElirMh eavlry, was
on cat with a party of Urate Sioux and
Arapthoes Trom the reservation, trans
Cood Times nt Iho Michigan Furni
Grand nnpids, Mich., Dec. 20. A can
vass of 2:, furniture factories shows
that since the presidential election
there has been a revival of business In
nil lines of furniture making in this
city and that in litt"en of them there
has been an increase of 1,213 men.
Reliable reports frr.in :i."i other fat lor
ies making furniture and furniture sup
plies show revival in special work und
an increase of employes.
THE KKWS THIS M0RXIXG.
Weather Indications Today:
Increasing Cloudlnes; Local Snow.
1 President's Bower in Case of War.
Indignation In Spain Subsides.
Six .Men Slash Each other ut Ash
land. 2 Quay Confers with Senators.
The Inaugural Ball.
Market and Stock Reports.
3 Sermons byItevs. V. F. Gibbons and
H. A. Grant.
No School Board In Wlnton Borough.
5 Some Scenes In the Penitentiary.
Stabbed Eight Times.
Bullet Ends an Old Man's Life.
$ (Story) "The Connolsfcur."
7 Suburban Happenings.
g News I'd and Down the Valley.
Irnma..c War Sceno. ,
acting some business with tht Interior de
partment. He took his dusky wards, half
a dozen of them all told, to see the per
formance at the opera-house. The In
dians were down In the second or third
row, und Hermann saw his chance as
soon as the curtain went up. He didn't
do a thing bat have fun with those Inno
cent Indians all the evening. He found
a canary bird concealed In the hair of one
of them and pulled a live rabbit out from
under another's blanket. He gav one
of them a lady's handkerchief to hold
and when he took It back pulled It out
into a cotton bandage about eight feet
long. He let them pick cards out of a
pack, and then had his "spirit hand" on
the stage tell them what cards they
were holding, and altogether convinced
them before the evening was over that if
they were not actually holding converse
with the devil himself that the small man
with the pointed beard must be "very bad
But the climax came when Mme. Her
mann appeared to do her vanishing lady
trick, which was that year arranged in
a chair with a drop canopy over it. un
der the programme-title of "The Call-in
of Bagdad." 'Mme. Hermann was seated
In the ehnlr, and two of the audlenco
were called on the stage to hold her
hands nfter the canopy was dropped over
her, lo make sure that she did not iret
away. One of these safeguards was a
young reiiow in evening dress, but Pro
ressor Hermann called Stumbling Beir
ror the other. Mme. Hermann smiled
sweetly on them as she extended them two
delicate little hands through the slits In
the canopy. The cover Was then dropped
over her completely, and Hermann, steii-
plng bark, tired point blank at the chair
with a slx-Miooter. At the report or the
pistol the cover of the chair was whisked
away and the chair was empty. Madame
Hermann's fingers had slipped from the
hands that held her, and she was gone.
The house broke out into a roar, of
course, and the young man In evening
dress arose, smiling somewhat sheepishly
and started back to his seat. But Stum
bling Bear was petrified, in spite of the
applause In the house behind him, he re.
malned fixed as a statue, his hand ex
tended lost where he hud held Mme.
Hermann's fingers, and stared at the
chair as though he was not sure whether
he was crazy or whether everybody else
wns. He would probably huve been
standing there yet, but Mme. Herman
stepped out from the wings, and tapping
him llchtlv on the shoulder, laughlnely
shook hands with him. That broke the
spell and the Indian walked slowly back
to his seat, shaking his head, probably
thinking to himself Just about what Ham
let said to Horatio.
Another stock that Hermann was fond
of telling was where he had perhaps as
credulous, if a somewhat more distin
guished subject. He was In Constanti
nople and was given a special audience
with the Sultan. The next ria,y was set
for a private display of the wizard's
powers at the palace, so he was on the
alert for something startling. The Sultan
had a very handsome watch which Her
man irot a irood look at in the course of
the Interview. He took stock of thnt
watch, and going nut Immediately scoured
the bazaars I'll he had gotten one. that
was a rlnirer for It. The next day at the
palace efte two or three minor tricks, he
nPl,ed the loan of the Sultan's timepiece
end quietly substituting te bazaar watch
for It handed that hack and reouested his
exalted hirnness to droti It Into an Iron
mortar wHch was one of the st;re prop
p;.rtes Then Hrmann took a nestle and
coolly V-iund the watch mi Into sm ill
P'mcc's. The Sn'tiin looked nn, rather dis
ideased vt the liberty and didn't see much
fun In It when the wizard cooned no a
hardfnl or sniines and wheels nnd bits or
case Mud e'dcrd bis highness If he had a
peweler who coiod nut inem tnuemer.
A no one would undertake the bib, thn
professor loaded the fragments into en
old blunderbuss, took a not shot at one
of the Sultan's bodyguard, nnd then ex
tracted the oiielnal wat"-h unharmed
from the Nubian's month. It was a pret
ty evpenslve trick and one that It would
tint do to repent verv often. But the pro
fessor was nluylne that tHn for a retal
iation and in 'w davs he not back his
Investment with l"'er"t In tne shape of a
gold medal set w'th diamonds.
FIVE PERSONS CREMATED.
Shocking I'ntc of the Goldsmith
New York. Dec. 20. A family of five
persons wi re burned to death In their
home r.::4 Fast Mth street tonight.
1 The dead are: Aaron Goldsmith, 45
years old; Mrs. Katilda Goldsmith, d.i
years old: Bertha Goldsmith, 10 years
old; HatMe Goldsmith, 8 years old;
Frank Goldsmith, 6 years old.
Hernld's M'cnthrr Forecast.
New York, Dec. 21. In the Middle states
today, patiy cloudy to fair weather will
prevail, possibly preceded by light snow
on the coasts with fresh southwesterly to
northwesterly winds and lower, followed
by slowly rising temperature. On Tues
day, partly cloudy, milder weather will
prevail with fresh variable winds, possibly
followid by snow.
No Funds for a Contest.
Louisville, Dec. "a. Chairman P. V.
Johnstone and Hon. William Vlovel, of the
Sliver Democratic state central commit
tee, and Chairman H. A. Somers, of the
Silver Democratic campaign committee,
decided yesterday not to contest the elec
tion of the twelve McKlnley electors be
cause of their Inability to raise funds to
meet the expenses of such a course.
Lynching Hec Postponed.
Mayfleld. Ky., Dec. 20. Jim Stone, the
negro charged with assaulting Mrs. J. M.
K. Green, of this city, was brought here
today from Louisville, where he was taken
when arrested to prevent a lynching. His
examining trial is to take place Tuesday,
but a mob Is expected to lynch him before
that time arrives.
M'Kinlcv Docs Not Favor Wnr.
Vienna, Dec. 20. The Marquis De Hovos,
the Spanish ambassador here, declares
that the Spanish government had re
reived positive information that Mr. Mc
Klnley, the American president designa.
tee, is not in favor of a war with Spain.
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