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'prices Never Known to be 8okLowi.
n. wmntent and shelves are now loaded with a iuat
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f cooiK lenriettH8 inalltho beautiful shades, hosiery,
trimmings, silks, etc., just received from Now
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.rc Best UnbleacliedMiisliu, 4ouml5c
5o to 8e All Sptwl Cotton, V
6c to lOu Needles, per pajKT, 2c-
(,Our Cothlng Department
Willbeiounu elegant siynsn soiris, neavy auu ngni
weight Overcoats, stonn coats aud every day suits at
1 . :i AO An
ercoin, why go.w,
lr Ladles Coat and Wrap Department
Is DOW eompieie. . nera is cuariuiDK wrap, non sun HiriiuKy
handsome) ; Coats and Capes, a lunr assortment to select from,
Htvlcs aud prices froui $lto$l5. TIih Children's coats are pce
fect beauties. We bad these inmle expressly for ease and comfort
and which is to your ad van lane. Wu are able to sell theoi at
Storm of Boots , and Shoes
Reached our store. Everything in Footwear from the finest
French Kid to the ordinary 75;. shoe, n large assortment. Hew
is a whole couoter full of shoes for little people, for fat babies,
too, sizes from 1 to 12. Ladies' Rubbers, 21 lo 50 ceuts; Gents
rubbers, 40o to 75o.; .Boys' kuiu boots, $1.25; Men's gum boots,
$2.1.5 to $2.60; Felt Boots, complete with overs, $2 00. We kiudly
invite all to give us a trial in shoes. We can you prices that
will astonish, Good stock, low prices, quick sales is our motto.
frOP IN AND SEE
Our new line of Enameled ware, tinware from a tooth pick to
a wash boiler, clothes pins, 1 cent per dozen, Libra Buckets.
Iargains in blankets.
Horse Blankets from 75o to $3.50, Lap Robes Trora f I 50 to
One Buffalo Robe,. ext.ra large and tine oue. The only one left.
GROCERIES ! GROCERIES t
Silver Prunes, 12c, extra Dice.
Oatmeal, 10c 8 packages 2ic.
Crushed wheat, 15c, 2 packages 25c.
Coffee cakes, 5c. a lb.
Ginger snaps, 5c. a lb.
Oyster crackers, 5c. a lb.
Knick-kuacRS, no. a lr
Water craokers. 9c a lb.
Cash paid for good butter and eggs.
buckles' and Lion Coffee, 11c ; 2
;h for 20c : 4 for 40c.t i
Inner Coffee. 136 1 2 lbs. for 25c.
bose Roasted Javo, 13c; 2 lbs. for
fa and Mocho. 30c: 4 lbs. for $1.10
Itrt loose green conee, aso.
lbs. Soft A Sugar, 50c. 8t lbs Gran
lbs. Light Brown. 60c.
in Starch, 5c ; 3 lbs. for 12c.
iwRice, 5i very nice.
t . 0. Molasses. 14c. a at.
Imp, 18c. a gal.
(got ayrup, auc. a gal.
kkiiie Soda. 4c. tier lb.
king Powder, 6o. i lb.
HuMer, No. 1.
Butter. No. 2,
New Berlin Klour,
IK Onloni. Sit
10 Dried Apples, 4
It " Cherries, 10
B-iYonng Chick. M
40 Old " T
06 Turkeys, t
B. We havtr6pecurf4gain'lj- .Our-bargaiiis art every tbj.
F. H. MAURER'S,
W. Cor. Front and Union Sts., 35ffo"W 33orllH, X
STOCK . . . .
Everything New and Com
plete in the Line of the
LATEST STYLE FALL HATS
as just been received, You can be sure of honest prices.
Shoes! Slides! Shoes!
Yon make no mistake in buying
from us. We always give you a
Unmeand Sbb Clothing.
We are prepared to give you suits at
rock bottom prices. At the old stand
they use you right.
jiberal Adjustments. Prompt Payments.
H. HARVEY SCHDCH,
GENERAL INSURANCE AGENCY,
Only the Oldest, Strongest Cash Companies,
Fire. Life. Accident and Tornado.
Assessments No Premium Notes.
The Aetna Founded A . D., 1819 Assets $11,055,513.88
" Home " " 3853 " 9,853,628.54
M American " " 1810 " 2,409,584.53
The Standard Accident Insurance Co.
The New York Life Insurance Co.
The Fidelity Mutual Life Association. '
Tour Patronage S elicited.
Par the Lefest News
... . . . ...
Road the WliidrJIefaurg Post.
T th saaate sod houaa t f prnU-
Notwithstanding tha added burdana ra-
flercd neccaaarr br the war enrpeopla
rejoice In a very aatlsfactory and ateadl-
IncreaalnK degrea of prosperity art-
denced by tha largest Yoluma ot buaineas
The president here revtewa tha eauae
that l-d up to the war with Spain and
the prosecution ot tha war by tha army
and navy. Tha message then continues:
I do not discuss at thla time tha govern
ment cv the future of the new posses
sions which will come to us aa the result
of the war with Spain. Such discussion
will be appropriate after tha treaty ot
peace shall be ratified.
As soon as we are In possession of Cuba
and have pacified the Island It will be
necesssry to give aid and direction to In
people to form a government for them
selves. This should be undertaken at the
earliest moment consistent with safety
and assured success. It la Important that
our relations with this people shall be of
the most friendly character and our com
rr. rclal relations close and reciprocal. It
should . be our duty to assist In every
proper way to build up the waste places
of the Inland, encourage the Industry of
the people and assist them to form a gov
ernment which shall be free and equal.
punlsh rule must be replaced by a Just,
benevolent and humane government, cre
ated by the people of Cuba, capable of
performing all International obligations
and which shall encourage thrift. Indus
try and prosperity and promote peace and
good win among all of the inhabitants.
whatever may have been their relations
In the past. Neither revenge nor -passion
should have a place In the new govern
ment. Until there Is complete tranquili
ty In the Island and a stable government
Inaugurated military occupation will be
j Tha Lattlmer Nhootlng.
On the 10th of September. 1K97. a con
flict took place at Lattlmer, fa., between
a boily of striking miners and the sheriff
of Luzerne county and his deputies, In
which 22 miners were killed and 44 wound
ed, of whom 10 of the killed and 1! of tha
wounded were Austrlnn and Huncarlan
subjects. This oVplornble event natural
ly aroused the solicitude ot the Auatro
Hungarian government, which, on the as
sumption that the killing and wounding
Involved the unjustlfluble misuse of au
thority, claimed reparation for the suf
ferers. Apart from the searching Invea
ligation nnd peremptory action of the
authorities of Pennsylvania, the federal
executive took appropriate steps to learn
the merits of the case, in order to be In a
position to meet the urgent compliant of
a friendly power. The sheriff nnd his dep
uties, having been indicted for murder,
were acquitted after protracted proceed
ings nnd the hearing of hundreds of wlt-
neRwes on the ground that the killing was
In the line of their official duty to uphold
the law and preserve public order In the
state. A representative of the depart
ment of Justice attended the trial and re
ported Its course fully. With all the facts
In Its poaseeslon thla government expects
to reach a harmonious understanding on
the subject with that of Austro-Hungary.
The NtKaraune, Canal.
The Nicaragua canal commission has
nearly completed Its lubors, and the re
sult of Its exhauatlve Inquiry Into the
proper route, the feasibility, and the cost
of construction of an interoceanlc canal
by a Nlcaraguan route will be luM be
As the scope of the recent Inquiry em
braced, the wholo subject with the aim ot
.making plana and survey for a. carnal bfM
the most convenient route, It necessarily
Included a review of the results f pre
vious surveys and plnns, and In partic
ular these adopted by the Maritime Canal
company under Its existing concessions
from Nicaragua and Costa Rica, so that
to this extent those grants necessarily
hold as essential a part in the delibera
tions and conclusions of the canal com
mission as they have held and must needs
hold in the discussion of the matter by
congress. I have not hesitated to ex
preHH my conviction that considerations
of expediency and International policy as
between the several governments Inter
ested In the construction and control of
an Interoceanlc canal by this route re
quire the maintenance of the status quo
until the cunal commission shall have re
Nevertheless, It appears that the gov
ernment of Nicaragua., as one of Its last
sovereign acts before merging Its powers
In those of tha newly formed United
States of Central America, has granted
an optional concession to another asso
ciation, to become effective on the explra
tlon ot the present grant. It does not
appear what surveys have been made or
what route Is proposed under this con
tlngent grant, to that an examination of
the feasibility of its plans Is necessarily
not embraced in the report of the canal
commission. All these circumstances aug
gest the urgency of some definite action
by the congress at this session If the la
bora of the past are to be utilized and the
linking of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans
by a practical waterway is to be realized.
That the construction of such a maritime
highway Is now more than ever Indlspen
sable to that Intimate and ready Inter
communication between our enatern and
western seaboards demanded by the an
nexatlon of the Hawaiian Islands and the
prospective expansion of our Influence
and commerce In the Pacific, and that our
national policy now more Imperatively
than ever cullls for Its control by this
government, are propositions which
doubt not the congress will duly appre
elate and wisely act upon.
Onr Inteiroata In China.
The United Stntes has not been an In
different spectator of the extraordinary
events transpiring in the Chinese empire,
whereby portions of Its maritime prov
inces are passing under the control of va
rious European powers, but the prospect
that the vast commerce which the envr
gy of our citizens nnd the necessity of our
staple productions for Chinese uses has
built up In those regions may not oe prej
udlced through nny exclusive treatment
by the new occupants has obviated the
need of our country becoming an actor
In the scene. Our position among nations,
having a largo Pad lie coast and a con
stantly expanding direct trade with the
farther Orient, gives us the equltablu
claim to consideration und friendly treat
ment In this regard, and It will be my
aim to subserve our large Interests in that
quarter by all means appropriate to the
constant policy of our government. The
territories of Klu-Chow, of Wel-hal-wal.
and of Port Arthur and Tallenwan, leased
to Germany, Great Britain and Russia
respectively for terms of years, will. It Is
announced, be open to International com
merce during such alien occupation; and
If no discriminating treatment of Ameri
can citizens and their trade be found to
exist, or be hereafter developed, the desire
ot this government would appear to be
Regarding the Paris exposition the mes
sage recommends an Increase of the ap
propriation to at least 11,000.000 to further
our Interests at that exposition, and says
There Is now every prospect that the
participation of the United States In the
Universal Exposition to be held In Paris
In 1900 will be on a scale commensurate
with the advanced position held by our
products and Industries In tha world's
Where our artisans have the admitted
capacity to excel, where our Inventive
renins kaa mtttated auny ot tha graat
eat discoveries ot these later daya of too
reatury, and where the native raaoureoa
of our land are as limitless as they ar
valuable to supply the world's needs. It
Is our province, aa It should be our ear
nest care, to lead In the march of hu
mi.n progress and not rest content with
any secondary place. Moreover. If thla bo
duo to ourselves. It Is no less due to tha
great French nation whose guests wo bo
come, and which has In so many ways
testified its wish and hops that our par
ticipation shall befit the place tho two
peoples have won In the field of universal
Tho commercial arrangements made
with France on tho 2Sth of May. 18M. un
der the provisions of section I of the tariff
act of UsT. went Into effect on the 1st
day of June following. It haa relieved
a portion of our export trade from seri
ous embarrassment. Further negotiations
aro now pending under section 4 of the
same act, with a view to the Increase of
trade between the two countries to their
mutual advantage. Negotiations with
other governments. In part Interrupted by
th war with Spain, are In progreaa un
der both sections ot the tariff act. I
hops to be able to announce some of the
results of these negotiations during the
present session of congress.
eotlattoun With Germany.
Negotiations to the same end with Ger
many have been set on foot. Meanwhile
no effort has been relaxed to convince
tha Imperial government of the thorough
ness of our Inspection of pork products
for exportstlon and It Is trusted that the
efficient administration of this measure
by the department of agriculture will be
recognised as a guarantee of the henlth
fulness of the food staples we send abroad
to countries where their use Is large and
Reference Is then made to Germany's
prohibition of the Importation of fresh
fruits from this country, the alleged rea
son being the fear ot disseminating the
San Jose scale Insect, a prohibition that
was subsequently extended to dried fruits.
Th president says: As was to be ex
petted, the alarm reached to other coun
tries, and Switzerland has adopted aim
liar Inhibition. Efforts are In progress
to Induce the German and Swiss govern
ments to relax the prohibition In favor
of dried fruits shown to have been cured
under circumstances rendering the exist
ence of animal life Impossible.
Our relations with Great Britain have
continued on the most friendly footing,
Assenting to our request, the protection
of Americans and their Interests In Span
Ish Jurisdiction was assumed by the dip
lorn u tic and consular representatives of
Great Britain, who fulfilled their delicate
and arduous trust with tact and seal
eliciting high commendation. I may be
allowed to make fitting allusion to the
Instance of Mr. Ramsden, her majesty's
consul at Santiago de Cuba, whon un
timely death after distinguished service
and untiring effort during the siege of
that city was sincerely lamented.
Xbe Canada Negotiation.
It will give me especial satisfaction If
I shall be authorized to communicate to
you s favorable conclusion of the pending
negotiations with Great Britain In re
spect to the Dominion of Canada. It Is
the earnest wish of this government to
remove all sources of discord and Irri
tation,, in our relations with the lulnbor
Ing dominion. The trade between the
two countries Is constantly Increasing,
and It Is Important to both countries that
all reasonable facilities should be granted
for Its. development.
The president goes Into a history of the
events leading to the annexation of the
Hawaiian Islands, calls attention to the
fact that our consular offices have ceased
to exist In Hawaii, and says:
Undo- the provisions of the Joint reso
lution the existing customs relations of
the Hawaiian Islands with the United
States and with other countries remain
unchanged until legislation shall other
wise provide. The consuls of Hawaii,
hare and In foreign countries, continue to
fulfill their commercial agencies, while
the United States consulate at Honolulu
Is maintained for all appropriate services
pertaining to trade and revenue. It would
be dwlruble that nil foreign consuls In
the Hawaiian Islands should receive new
exequaturs from this govornment.
After reference to the raising of the
Russian mission here and our mlsxlon In
St. Petersburg to ambassadorships the
message haa this to say of the tsur's dis
The proposal of the tsar for u general
reduction of the vast military establish
ments that weigh so heavily upon many
peoplea In time of peace was communi
cated to this government with an earnest
Invitation to be represented In the con
ference which It Is contemplated to as
semble with a view to discussing tha
means of accomplishing so desirable a
result. His majesty wns at once Informed
of the cordial sympathy of this govern
ment with the principle involved In his
exalted proposal and of the readiness of
the United States to take part In the con
ference. Burdena and Wnate of War.
The experiences of the last year bring
forcibly home to u a sense of the bur
dens and the waste of war. We desire, In
common with most civilized nations, to
reduce to the lowest possible point tho
dumugn sustained In time of war by
peaceful trade and commerce. This pur
pose can probably best be accomplished
by an International agreement to regard
all private property at sea as exempt
from capture or destruction by the forces
of belligerent powers. I, therefore, sug
gest for your consideration that the ex
ecutive be authorized to correspond with
the governments o. the principal mari
time powers with a view of Incorporating
Into tho permanent law of civilized na
tions the principle of the exemption of
all private property at sea, not contra
hand of war. from capture or destruction
by belligerent powers.
In my Judgment, the present condition
of the trensury amply Justifies the Im
mediate enactment of the legislation rec
ommended one year ago. under which a
portion of the gold holding should be
pluced In a trust fund from which green
bucks should be redeemed upon presenta
tion, but when once redeemed should not
thereafter bo paid out except for gold.
The president strongly endorses the rec
ommendation of the secretary of war for
the Increase of the regular army to 100,
000 men, and declares It his purpose to
muster out the entire volunteer army as
soon as congress shall provide for the
Increase of the regular establishment.
"This." says the president, "will be only
an act of Justice and will be much appre
ciated by the brave men who left their
homes and employments to help the coun
try In Its emergency."
A chapter on the extension of our postal
system to our new possessions follows,
and then the president tukes up the report
of the secretary of the navy, earnestly
endorsing the secretary's recommenda
tions for tho Increase of the navy and for
the revival of the grades of admiral and
In the year 1900 will occur the centennial
anniversary ot the founding of the city
of Washington for the permanent capital
of the government of the United States.
A movement lately Inaugurated by the
citizens to have tho anniversary cele
brated with llttlng ceremonies, Including
perhaps the establishment of a handsome
permanent memorlul to mark so historical
an occasion, and to give It more, than lo
cal recognition, had met with general fa
vor on the part of tho public,
I recommend to the congress the grant
ing of an appropriation for thla purpose
and the appointment of a committee from
Its respeotlvs bodies.
WILLIAM M'KiMJBT, I
Peace Treaty Can Contain Any
thing Victors Put Into It."
AND THE DONS ARE DESPONDENT.
Our Cominlw.lonom' Ietoriiilucd At-
tltudeCatiftc-i tho Rpanlah to Hagurlf
For ConresHloiiH They Wnnt Uncle
8am to Export Philippine 1'rlMinor.
Paris, Dec. 6. The Joint peace com
mission was in session for two nours
yesterday. Much ot the discussion con
cerned details ss to the guaranteeing of
the rights of the Spanish citizens In the
ceded colonies. The debate was occa
sionally energetic, and the Spaniards
on emerging appeared to be dejected.
Secretary OJeda, of the Spanish com
mission, when questioned after the
meeting as to the progress made, an
swered excitedly: "1 am almost mad. I
cannot talk. We are making progress.
The history of the document which
will certify the passing of the oldest
tolonlal power In the world and the ud -vent
of the newest was epitomized by
Judge Day last evening In a single
"A peace treaty can contain anything
which the victors put In it."
Tho Americans had listened for hours
with their customary patience to the
technicalities convoked by the Hpnn
Inrds with their customnry shrewdness
and persistency against every proposal
making for the dismemberment of the
empire. The burden of the Spanish ar
guments was that matters outside the
bore cession and evacuation of the con
quered territory, which the American
proposed to cover by the treaty, were
beyond the legitimate and customary
scope of a peace treaty, rtchlnd this
bulwark Pennr Montcro Kins, president
of the Spanish commission, fortified
himself, bombarding his opponi nts
with a supply of arguments and I"'1'
cedents which Inspired the freely ex
pressed admiration of the Americans
Finally Judge Day summarized the
American position In the foregoing
memorable utterance. It was given and
taken In good spirit, and from that mo
ment the proceedings were entirely
The sesFlon accomplished much.
Klght open questions were cunvasRed,
seven being practically settled without
The commissioners decline tn say
what conclusion was reached, but the
harnnln for a coaling station In the
Carolines wns not cemented, and, ac
cording to present prospects. It Is likely
lo full. The temper of the Americans
In this matter Is: We made you a goo!
ofTer for the Island. You may tuke It
or leave it.
The Spaniards seem disposed to leave
It. The Americans do not regard It as
a prize which they ran demand as one
of the natural fruits of the war, while
the whole policy of the Spaniards Is to
confine the negotiations as narrowly
as possible to the letter of the protocol
signed In Washington, and to exclude
all extraneous, matters. The result of
this policy may be thr leaving of many
details Involved In the change of sov.
erelgnty over the various possessions to
settlement by the regular diplomatic
processes when normal relations be
tween the two governments have been
The Spanish commissioners continue
fighting with tooth nnd nail to procure
every possible pecuniary and other con
cession. The Americans had already
promised to guarantee the release of
Spanish prisoners In the hands of the
Filipinos. Yesterday Senor Montero
Hlos proposed that the United States
should pay the expenses of shipping
them to Spain. The American com
mlnsloners thought the request un
reasonable, and a good deal of time
was consumed In discussing the ques
tion. Another problem entailing a long de
bate was the disposition to be made
of Spanish munitions of war In a num
ber of military posts outside Manila
which the Americans have not captur
ed. The Spanish commissioners con
tended that Spain should lie permitted
to ship such munitions home. The
Americans replied that, as the United
States had conquered the Philippines,
these munitions were spoils of war.
The Spaniards finally wulved their
They appear resigned lo the Inevit
able, and now seem to realize that
their best policy Is to save as much
from the wreck as their keenness In
raising technicalities can secure for
The question of the status of the
Spaniards In the West Indies and the
Philippines who wish to remain there
was nearly settled, as well as certain
commercial questions Involving the
rights of shipping under the Spanish
flag, which will be given advantages.
A WEEC'8 NET7SC0NIISDw
Wednesday, Nor. 3
English capitalists desire to revlvw.
the sugsr Industry tn Cuba "If bounties?
It Is asserted that O. D. Gill' tt. the
Kansas City cattle plurprr, touV 750,
C00 with Jtlrt when he abscond a.
The school Loanl of Alton. Pis., ur
upheld by the circuit court In supplying
separate schools for whites and blacks.
It Is reported that 6,000 more regu
lars will be sent to the Philippines and1
some of the volunteers there rvturnedf
home and mustered out.
Fran's A. Vagowan and wife furnish
ed ball for trial In Cleveland on au
churge of kidnaping Mrs. Magowart'p.
child by her former marriage.
Jim West, an engineer of the Missouri
Pacific railroad, and two others held ore
a train on that road. The oAk-lals hauf
been warned, Jim was captured and
the others escaped.
Thursday, Dea. I.
He v. Dr. T. N. Morrison, of Chlczucw,
has been elected Episcopal bishop 4T
Rlanco left Havana without any dem
onstration, even his eld friends de
President Rhortall, of the Illinois rfo
mane society, favors the whipping pan
for certain offenders.
At Carroll Institute, Washington a
private exhibition was given- of hia
graph pictures of the pope, taken an
the Vatican and the Vatican garden.
In lost Sunday's storm off New Knc
land's coast there were 225 wrecks .!
over 200 drowned. In the steamer Port
land alone 1G0 went down, not a mxI
Governor Hlack. of New York. bm
ordered the prosecution of the rttsote
engineer and surveyor and the super
intendent of public works for allecvst
The uprising In Salvador, resulfirwr
In rebel victories, has dissolved the re
cently formed Central Amcrirun re
public Salvador, Honduras and N'loa
raugu. Krlduv, l)oo. 9.
The French government ittsuos a, -cree
barring out American fruli.H.
General Garcia and the other Cubeu
commissioners Interviewed PresldVsst
J. T. tiause. pivHldcnt of the riarl'm
& Ilolllngswnrth Shipbuilding- com
pany, died In Wilmington, Del., ngvc? i.
Mr. Wu Ting Fang, Chinese mlntir
at Washington, appeals agaliiHt en
forcing the Chinese exclusion law in
Germany Is endeavoring to purcbaa
the Caroline Islands from Spain, cuet
tingent upon avoiding interaatfanoJ
The tUHh anniversary of JTTm.ei'-ror
FiutH'is Joseph's acccuiiioii tit tun ttxama
Is being celebrated In Austria A,Q Jn
mujestc prisoners are pardoned".
In connection with the fatal rlabo a
Vlrdcn, Ills., Governor Tanner has 1
Indicted for malfeasance In office;
Manager Lukena and three others for
manslaughter, and If guards for lia.
Saturday, Dec. II.
It Is deemed certain that Agitinaldo,
the Philippines Insurgent leader, wilt
not oppose the United States.
The Second division of the- SVrmftk
army corps has been ordered to Seavo
Savannah fur Cuba as early ua pel
General Miles has prepared a bBI to
Increase the standing army to tW.tH
men. It will be presented in coiu.ni
An Injunction restraining striker)
from boycotting the Davis Iron wrtoa
In Denver was dissolved by Judge
Senator Hale, of Maine, says tbaft
If we had the entire trade of the- FhS-.
ipplnes it would not pay the army atstal
navy expense inude necessary.
A bottle containing a mesaagv wCi.usH
by Kxplorcr Andree, found in ttv -wi-
clnlty of the Urar mountains, sajrac
"Andree's balloon has crossed ten Diss ,
tv-- Monday, Dec. 5. : ' '".
An exploding steam pipe on Use
steamship Alamo, at New York. kSlIefl
Gillett, the absconding Kamm canV
tie plunger, Is in Chihuahua, Mcaicq. '
shadowed by detectives
Mary E. Zelner, charged wftfi pois
oning her 70-year-old hushund in Phil
adelphia, was acquitted.
Ex.-Congressman I.indsloy. of Ort
Seventeenth New York district, died art
Kingston, N. Y., aged 7u.
Throe big buildings on Uroadwar.
New York, were putted by fir,-. KSr
men could net reuch the flames -16-stnry
building. Loss J50o.(H)i:
Michael F. Corcoran, a hotel keeper mt
Scrantnn, IV... was murdered by fosr
masked burglars, who escaped wttS
The Case Aiznlnut Mnnowan.
Cleveland, Dec. 6. Attorney Johnson,
of the Arm of Jackson & Johnson, the
Cleveland attorneys for ex-Mayoi
Frank A. Magowan and wife, who were
recently brought here to stund trial
upon the chnrge of kidnaping, and who
(led to Canada with the child last Fri
day night, stated today that he was
confident that Mr. and Mrs. Magowan
would be back to Cleveland next Mon
day, the time set for the hearing, to
fight the case, and that they would
bring the child, Edith Heryl Barnes
llurrlcHiio MtftiaN nt Detroit
Detroit, Mich., Dec. 6. The great
est snow and wind storm ever known
here has kept communication by wire
from this city practically at a stand
still since Sunday night. Street cur
traffic Is blocked almost completely,
and general business Is demoralized.
Hurricane signals were displayed for
the first time in the history of the
lower lake region. There has been a
number of accidents and much dam
age to property as a result ot the bliz
zard, but no loss of life.
Ex-Conitrewnmiin ItobortHou Dylntr.
New York, Dec. 6. William 11. Hob
ertson, formerly congressman, col
lector of the port of New York and
Judge of the supreme court, Is very 111
In his home In Katonah. Ha has been
suffering for a year or more with par
alysis ot the brain, and his condition la
now critical. His death seems a ques
tion of hours, although he has sev
eral time rallied from almost similar
sinking spells. Ho is about 70 years old.
THE PRODUCE MARKETS'
A reflected by DenltnitHln PUlIndoo-
plilu nnd Baltimore.
Phlliidelphlii, Dec. 5. Flour weak; wtltt
tcr iiupertlne, IJ.LTri 2.M; fYnnsyl rants
roller, dear. tl.l.ltiX.iri; city mills, extra.
Jl'.C'ii-'.W. Kye Hour firm at ft.10 per bar
rel for choice Pennsylvania. Vrnf
steady; No. 2 red. December, TI'-rTW,-..
Corn steady ; No. 2 mixed. December. 3f
i-9c; No. 2 yellow, for local trade, lac.
Oats In moderate demand; No. 2 wbtii.
3.1c. ; No. 2 white, c lipped, 33'4r. llarjr
firm; choice timothy, lll'il 11.50 for lanre
bales. Ief steady; beef hani $1X..
l..ri. Pork firm, family, S13.l.Vii 12.ru rjawf
steady; western steamed, le.to. , ttrer
stenily; western creamery, lui20r.; 4ht.
factory. 12' Mj('. ; Kleins, 20c.: Imltaihon
ere. tun ry, i:'-i 17'jc; New York dairy, let
20c; do. creamery, 1,nul9c; fancy IVins
sylvanla prints Jobbing at 2.V(i2Sc; d.
wholesale. 21c Cheese lirnier; liincv.
white and colored. 10iiln'c; small do..
lOVn 10'vc ; light skims. 7yiSc. ; part
6ya7c: full do., 2Vi3'jr. Kgg lir;:
New York und Pennsylvania. L'''li'"-.
western, fresh. 20c; southern, 2Tii2fH-. '"
tatoes steady; Jersey, $l(ut.37-4:
York. Jl.lVul.uO; Long Island. ll.SS'iM.JV.
Jersey swetts. 1.25(ii2.21i; souther. .1..
tu'uiuc. Tallow Inactive; city, 3 J-!(k-
Hulllmore. Dec 6. Flour dull: h'"m
superllne. I2.ir.'ii2..ri0; do. extra. 2. 2. 'Jtt.
do. family, $:t.2.Vi3.50; winter wheat, p.tt
ent, J3.C0ci3.S5; spring do., H.&S'JM.
spring wheat, straight. 3.4Mi3.70. Vftuu.
dull and easy; spot and month, 71 'fi
71 tic; January, "1-V72c; May. 71'ic.i
steamer No. 2 red, SiWu 67-Tnc : soutiium.
by sample. 62'u72c; do. on grude, (WSillie.
Corn dull; spot and month, .WiiuMeV..:
December, new or old. SRVrtSSV-.; Jan
uary. SSliftHftaf.: February, itsc; steattn
er mixed. 36lit!UV.; southern, whllic
SSKSayo.; do. yellow. SGWISV- Oatn
dull and easy: No. 2 white, western, Kl
CiMVic.i No. 2 mixed do.. 32.m. Uy
steady; No. 2 nearby. KViC. No. 2 f't
rn, 6814c. Huy firm; No. 1 timothy. SU).6&.
urmf no. l whltij toes owTo the nexttinZ" fc
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court reaching an