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fTlie Secret of
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IN these; days of keen and constant
I competition the path to prosperity
must be cut out by the blade of. common
sense, as applied to the act of buying.
To underbuy is our constant effort,
And to undersell is our settled
rj) bl who appreciate the winning combine
I I'RICLS for ni'TTER GOODS, "we offer
iiM: Drives in
ination of LOW
jrRE ARK SOME OK THEM.
W'c know that we underbought on these and are underselling.
m .1 . . n... 1 t:n ...v.. t i . l
a;i ojiers. mm i im mi yuu sec mum. i rices stare at 47c,
ht that quality would be cheap at 70c fully as good values
:i the letter gr
Iibl)oi )S ! Ribbons !
THAT ML' ST CLAIM YOUR ATTENTION.
Always remember that a piece of Ribbon at the
same price as we ask is not the same Ribbon.
y 'i claim to give you better values than others at sanu
t nricj. Test us and be convinced.
Ins' ivna-n ib-ivr niia npiotf tn a fpk tip tfll0
iiiU UU01I iVaUliUL vJiUiUO,!
J M J ! K-.
ft fi 1 L s
The contest in th? committee on resolu
tions is expected to be sharp, hut not pro
tracted. As ir now appears th. tc will be
little or no difficulty in agreeing upon any
of the planks of the platform except that
relating to fly-financial pdhy of the party.
Two problems pre-v.nt themselves. The
lirst of these is how imi"h to do for silver,
the second how little to do for gold.
Around these questions range th specu
lation and the interest of all.
One Important question remaining un
settle! is that of the selection of a vice
presidential candidate. Next to the llnen
cinl plank the filling of this j,l.:ce 0:1 the
ticket has engaged the greatest share of
speculative attention the past v;eek. but
apparently opinion h ts not been so well
crystal i.c-d on this sudje-r as upon others.
The names of many candidates have hvn
suggested, imdudinjr th se of .Mr. Hobart
of New .bv:ey. f.iovernor Morton and
Ceneral Tia'-y of New York, (ivernor
Bnlkcley ;nrl :-enat(r Hawley of Connecti
cut. Ooveriior I a-rine:s of Pnn-vlvania.
Kepre.-entative Dinley of .Maine. lion. H.
Clay Evan-; ..f Tea r.e-i . lhn. IT. IT.
DeYouaof California. ex- iovern or Lip
pott and ex-liovorno:- I). Iius-ell 1) -own
of Rhode Island, and (u-neral McAlpin of
Xcw York. The olM'-ial anr.oe.nc -aent
Irom Clover-ioi .Morton on Saturday nizht
that he woui.l nor be a candidate under
any circumstances leaves Oeneral Tracy
as the New York candidate.
Senator (Quay's attitude in the conven
tion continues to be the subject of no
small decree of speculation. When asked
whether his name would be presented is
a presidential candidate the senator re
plied that the matter had not been defi
jutcly determined, but that it would prob
ably depend, upon the wishes of the
friends of othercandidateuh an McKinley.
Mr. Quay is in a somewhat embarrass
ing position. He has for some time real
ized th- certainty in his opinion of Mc
Kinl ey's nomination. and has advi-ed that
the o;her candidates acquiesce in the in
evitable and retire from the contest. Pre
vious to arriving at this ronelus; n he
had entered into an arra liuvment wi!h the
friends of nt'ier candidates to remahi in
the race. Th 'v ale now di-po-ed to held
him to hi- agreement. Ileve. lie finds
hi 1 11. -'0.1 f h.-sPe.tin.ir between has own incli
nation to i' : out of the v.-..y i: rhe McKin
v moveme :' and a le-iil- id r-onndy with
the wislie, : "a; - c.'.iworkers.
A )v j:ni!..' r mem! er of the nalioa-d
d t hi - m iruiiu- that V.r.
1 ot iv. r candi-
i dl ur-ln u
uiatrci. r.'.xl tl,
made by aecla
t se ure their
a-'.jidc -'hce. lu- we:id pr.;bai ly. wheo.
J. Yi, LEATI1, ir,f,
Cor. Xash and Goldsboro Streets.
f atal I'ir' in .MU-beiiy.
Am: uIiat. Pa,, June 1:5. An early
niMi-nirur !!- in a tenement house at No.
W Spring I.e'den avenu-' resulted in the
Uliir.: ef tw , p.-rsons and serious injuries
t' t'.vi u:i-r,. rphe names are: Mrs.
Z -ndia "I.ii'beis. a.-ed 74. killed !)y
J'-mipiaj: fr ;i windtw: Frank Oa.rbej"?,
nrvd ;, y vr -, u;fo'-ated ; Lottie Garbeis,
a.vl i.' V it--, in; -rnaliy hurt, may die;
Mr.-. F ; ,rbeis. badlv !)urned.' The
:! ' 1 bv the explosion of a bar
rdof,,;! in i;i . r,.di.u..
b'10 - ( han- A iits William.
;; '!!!: :. Kmper.er William
-r;l!1!d an iias.o-iirsa' audience vestcrdav
t.;Lii! i i-r 'h in : in th kniirhrs' hall of
ie.i.jie. Li Iliin-i Chanpr was con
1'V"1 in the royal carriage, es-
p'! ' ' ' i.ia:;-. Kaiperor William and
- i.!i;v Au-'a- !a wo-rose ited upon thrones
""'iii ; 1 ,y the roval princes. Chan-(VJ'"-
V"M 11 :h -!!lohe" and Freih-.u'r Mar
'j1'1 V.ei lieb-rsrein, the minister of
!'-Vn a'Tairs. were also present.
QUAY IN A QCANDARi
The Pennsylvania Senator Not
Permitted to Withdraw. '
THE SILVER LEADERS WILL BOLT.
t -lav; nil,. !Irse Thief.
M.rc:i c,r vk. Pa.. June 15. Arthur
-!' l'alle.-ion. a youth not yet IS),
;'N -e i iy Judre Crai; on Satur-
u'; ' ' !'' ' I!i!i)tiierdon reformatory for
V.'"!' "' ''i Me i-; a jrenuine horse
" ;' J ;I '' th youngest in the state.
'.",A ! ; de ;..r, , Jventere'i hiseninlover's
-h'ai:),r vallev. hitchi'd up the
' I; d and dr'.ve off. He was
;"y miles distant, vdth the
' ' '.1 i a his possession.
' Ac-,M.tt,(l of 3Iuial-r.
' -:ne !:.. Anton Herald, of
i-,re.l wi!h stai)lini:
' ' i-Mth i a a street, brawl, at,
- i'ril Jo la-', was a'aiuitted
diu jurv was out thirteen
- tiv.t your liver necdi
'"' - r ii lions. It doiit. It's
n' Tlmt is, your stomach
"'o Cu'Jm.'S l)iiio!lS'H.'S.S. It
; ''"-'er of oixlt-r.
s the matter with your
1':;. .-, '-"::--l 11 poisons liver and then
Ca-.';d l':'u"h'. Shaker Digestive
:., 'i:,s the stomach, then all's
S;':i'.' ,n'l? .s the case in nutshell
:: ' ' 1 -stive Cordial is no sc-i'-'s
V:'l:,!3hi's on every bottle. But
t:i-,"".sl!ni'1- honest way it's made.
xr-,i;.'!5' sl shakcr herbs and other in
ni.k.-,s ,l! ullich it's composed, that
C;1Sc f indigestion and bil-
sofsV 11 1)0 cured with a few hot
it. -"ker Digestive Cordial. Try
fi.1 pirVotti -KistS' PriCe IO entS t0
Will Trcvent a Straddle on the .Money
uesl ion ami Then Withdraw from the
Convention Only the Delaware ami
Texas Contests to he lrou;;ht lieforethe
Convention Xew Yorkers Will Not Holt.
The Arrival of Speaker Heed's 1'ooin.
St. Louis. June 15. When the Kepub
liean national convention is called to or
der tomorrow it will be found that the
preliminaries have been looked after with
exceptional thoroughness. There will be
no obstacles in the way of immediately be
ginning the work for which the conven
tion has been called, and present indica
tions are that the meeting will not be of
Selection has been made of the tempo
rary chairman and other oilicers of the
temporary organization, and a program
practically agreed upon for the permanent
organization, with Senator Thurston, of
THOMAS n. CARTER.
(Chairman National republican (Committee.)
Nebraska, for presiding ofliccr ()f the con
vention. The selection of C. W. Fair
banks, of Indianapolis, for temporary
chairman gives general satisfaction. When
we add to these accomplishments the fact
that the presidential nominee has prac
tically been named it must le conceded
that the convention has apparently a. com
paratively easy and brief task before it.
Obstacles may be encountered, but as yet
comparatively few of them are discern-
i in the r:d' call.
he ' ono-f and th,
Pennsylvania vote to the Ohio cainiidar.:
'i he friends of other candidates are still
quite determined to continue their candi
dates in the race to the finish, elr. Piatt,
as the representative of Governor Morton,
is especially persistent in urging this
course. His reason for this is his desire to
secure a roll call for the purpose of put
ting the New York delegation on record,
lie is. however, decided to abide by the
decision of the national committee in dis
posing of the Xew York contests, and not
to make any factious opposition.
Senator Dubois of Idaho and Represent
ative Hurt man of Montana joined Senator
Teller of Colorado here last nizht. There
is no longer any doubt of the purpose of
the silver men to bolt the action of the
convention unless they can have their way
about the financial plankJThe program
they ha.ve arranged will probably furnish
the mast ensational incident of jhc con
vention. They intend, as a preliminary,
to marshal all the strength they can in the
committee on resolutions for silver. They
know they will fail, but instead of their
attempting to secure a compromise it will
lie their plan to so throw their strength in
the committee as to force, if possible, thu
adoption of a straightout gold pi ink. As
one of them said today : "If the Republi
can convention cannot be right we will
force it to be honest. Better a gold declar
ation for all concerned than an equivocal
plank that wears gold."' The light will be
carried to the lioor of the convention uiuler
the leadership of Senator Teller, who, hie
friends, say. will make a speech that will
be the effort of his life. It will be his val
edictory to the Republican party. The
silver men expect to carry at least live
stater, out of the convention with them
Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Nevada and Mon
tana and they are very hopeful that the
Democratic convention at Chicago will
nominate the man who leads tin bolt here.
Yesterday the Reed boom was given the
first impetus that it has had during the
ante-convention days. The arrival of the
Maine and Massachusetts delegations,
with glittering badges and waving ban
ners, gave the first real appearance of
Ree.l's candidacy that has been seen. Sen
ator Iidge. of Massachusetts, who is to
place Ih'ed in nomination, has become the
recognized leader of the li.-e.l forces, and
since his arrival has been trying to gather
the scattere 1 R vd forces and retrieve the
losses that have occurred in the past few
days. Chairman Littleileid. of the Maine
delegation, who will probably second
Reed's nomination, has heal the Reed head
quarters formally opened, and last nb.rht
the delegation had a meeting in which
steps were taken towards pressing the
candidacy of Reed with all possible spirit.
The Reed men are jubilant over the re
sults of a colored mass meeting at which
representatives from Florida. Alabama
and South Carolina declared for Mr. Reed,
and practically withdrew their names
from the McKinley column.
It will interest the states that ha.ve con
tests before the national committee, as it
will also interest those 'who hope for a
short convention, to know that those in
' control of the convention have formulated
, 1 i.t " . ,,-;n
apian wnereuy uie uimiurous (.omo.--i m .
not be opened attain bv the convention or I
by trie committee on "contested seats. It
had been the general opinion up to late
yesterday afternoon that the wearisome
task just finished by the national commit
tee will be repeated by the committee on
credentials of the convention, and that a
delay of at least a couple days would en
sue when the defeated contestants or can
testees applied for a reopening of their
Kit her the McKinley managers are fear
ful of delay or else they believe it is a
waste (.f time and energy to reopen those
cases, for the edict went forth that the
convention would by resolution either
f trnially accept as final the report of the
national committee on all contests decided
by them, or would instruct the committee
on credentials to so report. This menus
that only such contests as the Tex a-; and
Delaware ones shall be referred to the con
vention, because such aetion would make
tiv temporary i'--II call a permanent one
with the except ion of the two states named.
That the Xew York delegation and Mr.
Piatt coincide with this course is one of
the peculiarities of anti-convention hap
penings. Theactimrof the national committee
on the New York contests was disastrous
to Mr. Platr's friends. The districts in
which he was'inte:i-ely interested were
those in the city of New York. He never
felt alarmed about the contests in Brook
lyn, and it appeared that the men who in
tended to contest the seats of the Piatt
men abandoned them, and the Piatt dele
gates were seated unanimously. The
greatest fight made was that in the
Twelfth New York district, where Corne
lius N. Bliss and S. V. R. Cruger, anti
Platt. were contesting with the Piatt del
egates, Howard Carroll and Thurlow
"Weed Barnes. This was the strongest
case the Piatt men presented, and yet his
delegates secured but a half vote each,
shared with the anti-Platt men. In the
other districts the anti-Platt men were
seated with' full delegate powers.
An analysis of the work of the national
committee in regard to the ItiS contests
which were originally filed with it shows
that i'.YS cases ere acted on. some of the
original number Ji-.ving been abandoned.
whPe several, nota-iily those of Delaware
and a portion of the Texas delegation,
were referred to the convention.
Of the claimants rejected by thecom
mite'e were avowed McKinley men.
The i:rpres:.i.!i which prevailed that the
co;n:nitre was deciding a large niajoi'ity
of the ca-e ; in favor of McKinley doubt
less gre.v on: f the fact that in nearly all
the states where there were a large num
ber of ci iitets both conte-tants and c.)n
tesr s we'1", according to their own state
mem s. McKinley men.
'r. Plan, asked, for his personal opinion
in 1 he matter, of the Twdftri district, saiu:
"Messrs. Bliss an;! Cruger uid not have a
leg t stand upon, and the national com
mittee knows it. It is surprising that a
man of Mr. Bliss1 fine sense of honor
would ac -ept a place in the convention
under su. h circumstances. However, we
got more than we were told to expect.1'
Mr. Piatt stated explicitly that the Xew
York delegation had no intention of bolt
ing the convention. "We shall," he said,
"leave the hall only when the convention
had adjourned." The other Piatt leaders
expressed similar views.
There was a conference last night at the
Southern hotel, at which the following
states were represented: Maine, New
Hampshire. Yerm nt, Connecticut, Mas
sachusetts, Rhode Island. New York,
Pennsylvania. Tennessee, Illinois, Minne
sota and Wisconsin. The following was
agree ! upon as satisfactory, and will be
presented to the commit tee on resolutions:
"We favor th maintenance of the ex
isting gold standard, and are opposed to
the free coinage of silver except by inter
national agreement for bimetallism with
the leading commercial nations of the
world." The men in the conference were
those who will probably represent their
states on the committee on resolutions.
Delegate Yerkes. of Kentucky, received
a telegram from Governor Bradley last
evening announcing that his name would
not be presented to the convention. This
has been in the governor's mind for some
time. Governor Bradley arrived here this
morning to engage actively in the contest
in behalf of a platform declaration for a
Joseph Mauley was severely criticized at
a meeting of the Maine delegation yester
day. Sonic of the delegates even went so
far as to intimate that it would be for the
good of the cause of Republicanism in
Maine to select a new committeman. This
was brought .about by the action of Mr.
Manh-y in announcing, upon his arrival
in St. bonis, that Mr. MeKinley could not
be defeated for the nomination.
Cornelius N. Bliss said this morning:
"I am not and have at no time been a can
didate for llic presidential nomination. I
am a wan: tint kind friends have men
tioned my name in that connection during
the l.tst few days. There has betm more,
or less newspaper talk of me, but I really
am not a candidate."
W. II itelllv. of Kentucky, who has
been selected as the lirst secretary in the
temporary organization, said today that a
nomination could not be reached before
Thursday, and that the convention would
last through Friday. owing to the fact that
there will be no night sessions on Tues
day, Wednesday or Thursday, the hall te
ing given up for other purposes on those
Byron used a great deal of hair-dres-sing-,
but was very particular to have
only the best to be found in the market.
If Ayer's Flair Vigor had been obtain
able then, doubtless he would have
tested its merits, as so many disting
uished and fashionable people are do
' llll Ci. Uti).'.
New line dress good. M. T. Young
!iV ll ! HAVANA.
It Causes Consternation in the
Tv7"0 STOXE BRIDGES DAMAGED.
Evidently an Attempt n tb Part of Tn
snrgcut vmp:thU'rs t-.t Cut Olf the
City's Water Sn;ply Preparing for an
IiAVAXA.Juu"!.). This city was startled
p.nd alarmed Saturday night at o'clock
by the noi--e of two successive explosions,
which shook the ground for a long dis
tance and was heard for several miles.
Consternation prevailed for a time, as it
was feai-e 1 that this was a prelude to an
attack or to a series of similar explosions.
Excited thrones rushed to the streets.
;riy proceeded in the di
rection from which the detonations hail
It was soon found that the stone bridges
of Cristina and Concha and the auuecluct
of Fernando Septo were the points that
had suffered from the dynamite. The
bridges were partially destroyed, and the
pipes on the aqueduct, upon which the
city is dependent for its water supply,
were much damaged. It cannot yet be
stated how extensive is the damage done,
or how long it will require to remedy it.
The windows in many houses in the
city were shattered by the reverberation
of the explosion, and some market struc
tures were also badly damaged.
There is no doubt felt that the dynamite
which caused this wreck was placed by
agents of the insurgents. It has been their
determination, announced some time ago,
to cut off the water supply of Havana, and
so serve to make it as nearly uninhabita
ble as possible.
The greatest apprehension is felt on ac
count of the secrecy and eiTe' tiveness with
which the insurgents have been able to
carry out the outrages. The night was
spoilt in fear and dread of immediate dan
ger. These fears were largely dispersed
by the return of daylight. liat much
anxiety is fel: as to the future. It is be
lieved that the insurgents are bent upon
investing Havana by cutting off as much
as possiide the supply of necessities, if not
by actualiv bederiur it.
All fruits and vc:
meais are unpreeeden.Vuiy high priced
uv" 1i1ilicr.lt to obtain, and milk is of the
poorest, such as is bru'i' : :u h'-nig "ve i
adulterated before it is doled out. Much
fever and m;dipox has broken out h. .re,
and in the unwholesome condition of af
fairs threatens to become epidemic. Many
are suffering from measles, and there is
much intestinal trouble among the inhab
itants, owing to poor and insuhicient food.
The failure of the water supply under
these conditions is a dire calamity.
It is the announced intention of tho au
thorities to continue the campaign against
the insurgents in spite of the unhealthy
rainy season having set in, and additional
troops are in the lield in l'inar del Hio,
fwith the purpose of running down and
surrounding Antonio Ma ceo.
It is evident, however, that the insur
gents themselves are prewiring to enter
upon a more aggressive plan of action,
and the gathering of insurgent forces in
Puerto Principe and Santa Clara is le
lieved to be a prelude toanother raid west
ward in force by Maximo ("Jomez. Tho
presence of this combined insurgent force
in the neighborhood, and even in the out
skirts of Havana in the next month, is ;t
condition that must probably be counted,
Sudden Death of Ex-Judge Maynard.
Albany, June i:J. Ex-Judge Isaac IT.
Maynard, former judge of the court of ap
peals and ex-attorney general, died sud
denly in his room at the Kenmore yester
day afternoon from heart trouble. He was
alone in his room and was sitting in a
chair at the time of his death. He had just
finished his luncheon and was apparently
in the best of health. Judge Maynard was
appointed to the court of appeals Jan. It),
l.V.)-.'. As the Democratic- nominee for
judge of the court of appeals two years
ago he was the objet of bitter opposition
on account of his ruling in a contested
election ca-e in the eerly part of ids
judicial care ami which was .ill -l"-u to
have 1 1. en unfair. He was defe tied at the
Eighty-five Miiiers Eufomhf Three I. al
TAYi.o..VJI I..'-:. Ills.. Jure- j:!. The Tay
lorviil C. ;! Miiiiae; .v. );.- w : d.--:royed
by fire yest.e- lay. ,n 1 ih'ydiv men en
tombed alive. The fire, which v.-a s can ed
by an explo-loii f cv-o!;o", spp-id rap
idly thr,u eh tlv miu . euuimj oi'f the men
at work in th - lower level-;, dho-e res
cued were tale-n our thr-.-uuh a -haft that
the fire did not reach. The flames are
still i-a-in ! "low. and th badie-,,f the
three dead miners cannot. If gotten out.
Twenty mules also perished.
Terrible Cyclone in Mexico.
City of Mkxk o. Jun- 11. Deiails of a
cyclone which devastated the town of
Topac. state oi Jalisco, have just arrived.
It xvas accompanied by a water spout that
detached from the sides of the mountains
enormous masses of rocks, and earth and
mud Fao piled up in the streets of
tha town to a depth of eight f'-'t. and
inanumler of cases to the level f the
lower branches of trees, in which the in
habitants had climbed to escape the inun
dation of water and mud. Three-fourths
of the town xvas utterly destroyed. Thir
teen bodies hax-e t--n taken out from un
der the mass of earth, and more than
thirty persons are missing.