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ASHEYILLE; N.: TUESDAY SIOEinNG, JANUAEY 25, 1898.
Price 5 Cents.
2S S. ST.
TTT mJ I
w c nave, 5umc ,uuu, auu
ends, broken lots of differ
ent lines , gathered ; during A
rnr.k takinsr.k and nlaced on
w r ;; : - f . . .
sale to be .closed ; at ridicu
lously low prices, , . , , '
Children!s . and Misses'
Caps in price from 25 to 50c
Choice 5ic. "' r
25c Ladies' Cloth Sailors 15c
48c " Walking Hats ; 29c
45c SaUor ' ". V 2?c
90cWattM " 50c
oniy a few.dn hand; ; choice
$5 Furs at $3.75.
This department is' still
prepared tbv supply some
high-grade Gapesjor Jackets
at surprisingly: low, prices.
Children's : Wraps
Nobby things at less than
cost of material..
.OST 1 1
Somewhere between sunrise
and sunset, one golden hour
set with sixty diamond min
No Reward Offered.
Remember your, time is never
lost when . lookin g through
our large v and .well," selected -X
stock pf groceries,
G. A. 6REER.
Nearly everyone, likes mince pie makes
the right sort of a wtodup to a good dinner,'.
A good pie lies to, a, great extent in the
mince meat. If the real flavor isn't there
your pie will be 'flair no naatter now good
the crust Is. And "above all, mince meat
wiancs 10 oe cieeui b i:-iu'i!u.vv
meat ithat we think will please anybody.
It is made by one who knows- the art from
beginning to end, every ingfedient which
will improve It is- in it and'ifs Pm .&
-wax. If you will only' try it we are quite
... .... .; -. - y; ,
sure you will like it.
- 10c PER POUND.
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PUEE FOOD "STOKE.
Phone 49 ;
19 Merrimon AVf
Good WytnglbnSnSr'le. ' W par-
COEiNBR STORE FOR RUNT. - APPLY TO'
frw . .rf... .11..1 1 n ... nmnm -.v k mrnnit T. '
BAJNK buitxcNG. - - ' , '
THE MAINE SEMT::
r - - ' V - L J- " '- W.
Does this Mean Intervention
by United States?
' . ( 3 J ' 5 "tiff' S a-"4
Navy Department Says it is a
Kesultot Persistent Kequests rrom
President Acted When StateDenart
ment Held Back.
The Battleship is for ths ProtcCtioVof American
Interests-Twa German Warships Now in the
Cuban Port. V
Washington, Jan. . 24. The f 'battleship
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Maine is under orders to proceed to H&va-
na. . fcihe mil reach There in a day or two.
probably sooner. There is a feeling that
this new move of the adminisitrabion marks
the beginning of 'the end of the conflict in
Cuba. Many persons!; see in today's action
another 'logical step In the chain of recent
events wWch-seem'tQ"lead up to interven-
tion by the . United "Staites.. . Significance is
attached to, the fact thaf. the Maine, a large
battleship is the one ordered to Cuba in-.
stead of a cruiser.' "
( It was said at the state department that
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the ordering of -the Maine to Havana' is
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done with- entirely a friendly purpose, and
that this visit is to be taken as an indif
cation that there is no longer any reason
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for keeping American warships away from
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that port, the relations beitween tbis
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country and Spain being amicable.
The secretary "of the , navy this afternoon
issuedthe following statement: "Matters
are. nbw in such -a condition that our ves
sels are going to resume friendly calls at
Cuban ports and go in and out just as ves
sels of other'' nations do; ' The Maine will
go on just such a visit.", f ' I
fit is repoolted ,that when . the president
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read this, morning Information Hthat two
German warships were v in Cuban waters
be -immediatelyv, called a conference of bis
advisers, ' which Tesulbed in- & decision to
send the Maine o Havana The German
vessels arji' undoubtedly ' . the Stein . and
Charlottev 'hich appeared off '-.Port. ' ai
Prince .to baJck -up the demand of Germany
for the tpayinenrol.tbe Indemnity to'lJuer
deirs." They are' armed with fivo rapid fire
euns and:bave five lncb rifles in the main
batteries. r :
New fYork - Jan." 24. A WorM. special
' from 4
Washington - . to-day . says: x ine
adUftrtSrafaon decMea' to
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the" K re-
" 1 Maine xo iuoa . wj
! suit of tbe pefsistence of Consul General
'Le'' who to-day ,eenlt ;'. personal
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' eram 1 io tbfe president - in - wblch
be seated ttnaihe is tired of wasting lime
t tc -'" j 4
ttT -hrt Atate departments . -He declared
at the perpetual feeling of apprehension
in Havana could be endured no, longer and
' repeated former statement tbat the situ-
: aW ii cycloMcVna- t2iat' som , deflmti
steps should.be takan for the -protection 01
J . ' ' ' s -
- American interests. ) Tbe sdent basea
Ms tep upon . the promise given Lee whn
last in tMs city inat be would . be supported
im every way. ; It was only on thia prom-
toe ; that General Xee ... returned 40 Cu!b.
Finding, notMng could be acoompllsbed
througih the rtate C department 'Lee - as a
last resort appealed o Pregidenlt" McKln-
ley and the obligation to provide suppork
: BLANCO LEAVES HAVANA.
Havana Jani 24. In ancordaifce -with Ms
plans Gen. Blanco left Havana this morn
ing on a igpeoLal train , forBata1ano.; The
greatest . precautions were taken ' to pre'
venlt an' a-btack by 'the tnaurgents " The
train was ' composed of seven cars,: three'
armored4nd filled : wi'tlh troops.. The gor-
ernor. general occupied one of 'the anmored
ears with his taff "and escort. A pioneer
locomoit5ve preceded Jthe train to examine
'the'trat$k and report any danger.' '
News of 'the irattlesMp Maine, has been
received but the censor gave notice that
the papers would not toe allowed to print
it.V Gen. Congosito is In charge of ithe pal
ace during Blanco's absence. ? -
TO ' REMOVE TEE "BOCK"
IMPOUTA NT IMPROVEMENTS
HINGING ON A COURT CASE
Supi erne Court to Pass on the Legisla
tive Act Affecting the Smith Will in
April-A Matter of Much Interest
. It is (thought that the Smith property,
embracing the old Buck ihOtel . on, . North
Mala street and extending from North
Main to- Spruce street end from CoUego
north to a potot near Woodfin street,- will
soon be placed on the market for sale.
A case involving the constitutionality of an
m wn' rA - W . ' i-U
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session is now pending in the supream
court?- v' .. .
" .The i will of James : SmM, the f oner
owner of the Drooertv., left Abe title to it
in. such a shaoe thatrrthe oresent; owneri
cannot sell .,it;'-' -The lost legislature at-
'tempted to remove this legal Impediment
by passing an . act authorizing a commis
u pBiiUK u,t uuiriiaiS w"1:
sioner to oe appointed o cell , the lano
and hold the fund realized from the sale
upon the same terms as "the land is now
held. " .
. The commissioner appointed. C. H. Mil-
ler,sold apor.Uonoftheland-and;tbe pur-
Te, - w
puiwy,..u.juw Biuuuua tuai uib. wrau-
sioner ; coma not maxe a gooa tiue- to tne
vuuiH u!B uuiuiiauwui :. wvu6 .uxc lui
tne purcnase money. Juoge worwooa wno
beard . tbe ease dided 'that 'the w
aiwmr udi-u-er tu :ir reirreu w wuu
a. BW: MUB.,wu U,vuiwwi
pttaieu w uie; supreme jcouruT xae case
was not reached at the, laat term of the
be argued in April. , 3
i The decision of the supreme court in this
case is awaited with interest, .not only by
those who are directly, and financially in-
teres ted. 'but' bv the nubile leeneTallTV.' The
1 "Buck" as. it is cailed,, located in a cen-
J tral portion of -the city, . has ibeen an eye-
gore to the public for many years and any
prospect ox its removal will be hailed with
qsausi-aciion..' --.- -
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. xne -tana empracea in -..cms iiu-gamon nas
a frontage on North Main extending firoxc
'the - oorner in rear of the Gazette press
opposite tthe Jarmeirs?, warehouse. The en-
tire tracttis as&esaed .for -taxation at fifty
tire tract iS assessed .for taxation at fifty
thousand dollars.- -Tbe original assessment
was a greait deal more - bift was reduced
by the equalization board. . -
ownwninterest in. tbe'bronerrs informs
the, Gazette 4that if vthe supremtf;cjti3rt'ns-
tains the decision of Judge Norwood the
ojd hotel will at once be removed and ibe
bmflm anA tm.mni -hrJlr ImiIM-
ings';" and tha-t other portions of , the prop-
erty win be improved. ; ' .
legal feature of -the Smith-Twill bave, pre
vented the owners of . the property from-
sellincr any portion of it or imorovi-nK. ft
ears ' ago ' to sell a 1 portion r of st tinder
a proceeding 'ior partition: but the supreme
court decided - tbatno sale-conid be made,
hence - the- act, .the ' constitutionali ty of
which wiir soonbei passed; upon and the
matter, settled. .J..
V French Warships- depart. ' !
T. Paris, 'Jan. 24. The' Frenu;b waiships
Brulx :?anA Jamban," eai ;for.;Ch-iDa to
day f : Admiral iDe- Beaumont Who. ha3 been
appoi-n&ed v .conmander'-.lncbier of i 4 the
FTencb tuiadron In; the.-itar. ast, is i on
board' tho Vauban.- - X - ' V "
t - The rudx is a steel' vessel'' of 4;754 , tons
displacement- andf.. 9,049, indieffitad borse-
four inches thick, oarries two - 7.5-lain.
guns, elxty 5.5-inob quick-firing guns, fOar -
2.C-i2cb suns, four. 1.8-inch, guns and six
34-ich rapio-ring guns
Vnusia la a. teel vessel of 6.208 tons
J 4,CC0 faicated borse-'power. , She
an annored Mtjn tWto-
Z- six 6.5-Sncb, -guns and twelve rid
fiieKune. - " i
Proposed Increase of Pen-
sions Discussed v
Amendment to Raise theMin-
J imuiri Bate.
Morgan Replies to fx-President
To Prove T&at He Favored Hawaiian
Reprrsenta ive Simpson Ridicules the Report of
the Committee That Investigated New York
- Slums. . '
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.Washington, Jan: 24. Tlhere was no con
flideration of the Hawaiian tre'a&y in the
executive sesfiion;of the senajte 'today. - The
wJiole question was reviewed in an elab
orate epeech by Senator M,organ, the pur-
ptee of w-hlch was to refute ex-Presfldent
Cevekund's denial of the statemeint of t!he
selttaJtor 'that Cleveland .had favored the
anneration of Hawaii. ,
The . resolution declaring United States
bdnds payable optionally In gold or silver
was advocated by Senator Tunpie and went
over without action. The remainder of the
day's session was occupied in tiheoonslid
erataon of the. pension bill appropriating
over. $141,000,000. AaTamendment was off
ered by Senator -Allen, raiding the mini
mum rests -of pensions . from six . to ' eight
dollars a month. Senator Perkins raised
I ;Poi't order against the amendment
J and Senator G'alHnger declared himse-lf un-
alterably opposed to fL The committee on
j pension had sent to the pension, bureau
j for an estimate of wbat.the additional
j rouW be and had not yet received an
1 answer. -
f !You migtht as well send it," Allen ex-
J claimed, "To Caeear or Emperor WilMamJ
than the republican party. The' pension
,roll has ret re it ed its maxirnun yet. .The
I V stf " . . . m . : . .. . .... - t Ml t. J - iL "
I aavooattea of tne hoMers or govennment
nds. iiave 'whipped the committee on ap
proprla'tiions and the committee : on pen
anions ana me commiuce on yra-s
sions into line m nosoiiny , to tne oia soi-
rtip.r Th Mnw win im 'vhen iJi.'Tea.t
masses of the people will take possession
of the government and then .the old soldier
win Mivi i.ictJpe",-":V v J
The discussion lasted Wo boure-and 'the
senate adjourned without the point of or-
Apt hpfne drtided - - - ' 5
utri uciuB uevmcu. . .
IN THE HOUSE.
Wasbtogton, Jan. ne nouse spenn
most of today's eewsion in political debate,
oairticinated in ' principally by-Jerry Simp-
riv n!tld.i.- Binj WAatPirn mim.hftr.-- Simn.
son ridtculed the report of the committee
tbat investigated the condrtfon of the poor
"TV- V. Tnn of
m iNew xopk slums, me comnxnciee re-
,people 'Is due A& extiavagance, de-
daring that the extravagance consisted m
h buying beefsteak and bananas and urged
1 moanrr nf mnnmv th&t thev be
taUlg3lit cheaper flood which bad more
T,1,,t-imT, in 1 fhinn fTh 4ttnmKtm:
1 In Kansas, Simpson declaring tbalt the wise
1 administration -had resltored --'p)spertty,
i Qtb(fr speakers declared .the state bank-
ni)!Mut .tA.niiT tj MMiratbim. . ,
The bouse adjoufmed witbout jaccom-
nlluMTix- mimh imi t.h TnAlftn 'AmnronrtaJaon
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A at i nnn AniTTrmTmYnu
A ItIHi WW It DUN !! UN
m-T-k T-r,-, . , mTTTiriTiTn ,t niii tt
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CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS.
TVnnciVJth wiWftftl.. Mnn
To Consider the Report of the Mone
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tary Commission-May Affect
J . Indianaitplis,' Ind., ' Jaii. ' 24. The mone-
I ta-ry-convention, will be called tov order at
i hoU9e to-morrow by "Hugh
j mlttee, Gbvernor.Tuesli-e (M. aw of Iowa; I
. Govarnor Shaw, Pros
& Officer, ;
!, -will be permanent chairman.
has'. A large number of:- defegajte . from
' g eiWer.lkl boaroof trade and
- :,0001 Wb of the. United States lave
" already arrived, and- the" attendance is far
- 7Sh 1W1 -x.-;
in excess of the meacing of business men
which consider edNthe monetary question at
Indianapolda last January;: -
Among Zine .prominent' delegate? xpect
edl are George -F,- Edmunda, , Vermont;
Col. George E. Leigh tan, SL Louis, Mo.;
J. Hajseu Rhodes, N. Y. ; (Prof . . James
Laughlin, .Chicago, r 111. ; ,W, i B. Dean; St.
Paul, Minn.; Charles S. Fairchdld. N. Y.;
Judge iRobert S. Taylor, Fort Wayne, Ind.;
William E. Dodge, N. CY.; T. tG. Bush,
SL-elby, Ala.; Gtorge Foster, LN.' Y.; J.,W.
Fries, amston, S.,C.f Louis A.rGarnett.
Sam Fraaic isco, ' CaL ; C Stuart Patteiwon,
Philadelphia, IPa.; "Leslie M. , Shaw. Des-
Moines, la.; and (Henry Tea4)ody; Boston.
The main work which 'will .come -up be
fore this con vettition is the considenacion of
the report of the manetary , , commission
which was appinted last September and
wb'lch.' held1 a -meeting in. , Waabington- in
January. . r .1 ,
The commission, which met in the capi-
tol, .represemted the best' scientific, politf-
cal and connmercial thought and experience
or this couotry. , It consisted of Sentator
George' B. 'Edimundis, statesman and law
yer, who for a quarter of a century sat in
the United Srtatea senate. Prof. J. -Law
renoe Laai-ghiin, of the Chicago University,
the i noted economic and1 finamcial wTit&r,
who debated the silver question . , with
Coin" Harvey; Charles S. .Fairchild,
CJlevela!nd''e' secretary of the - treasury,
presidentof a. large (New York trust com
pany and itihe camdiidate for comptroller
of the Citizens' Union in the last munlci
pal campaign ; "Louis !A. Garaett, repreien-t-1
tag the Pacific coast, a noted writer and
ftaiajicier, who suggested- the creation of the
minit bureau of the United States; Stuyve-
sant 'Fitsh, a railroad' president and an au
fhonity on trannsportatton; T. G.jBu,h, one
of , the leading busdness men of the south
Kobeirt S. Taylor, of Indiana, a prominent
Jurist of that sitate; J. W. Fries, a North
Chairman Hugh H. Hanna.
Caro'l-iraa (business man, and C. Stuart Pat
terson, an eminent lawyer of Philadelphia.
,lbe uotmmisaion rniet at' the lArliagton
hotel on January 3 and submitted a report
rn riixuo.iaYJin.il mo Anrrnmj.rTA0 .zir mm TTmnw imtt
convention, wno naauii power xo receive
rdeav;r to -secure the adoption of the plan of
MnwiKV T.fnT.m tEVi-i-h 1r err !KrvfliivJ Th
Ireport as -a.whole.ajS"- BigSied' bjriall 'the
nuenvbeirs of thv commission except 'ixuisi
A. Gamet.t, who did,' not accept the provi-
1 imu6 wvM,(vvi,J..y:ivwT.
I -utea' Issued' .hereon,' jmd.;PTof.-. Lugh
. l4V.rSiOjjMHtoopwwedfof enypowtertog the
' tbe treasury to issue United
St'ates.not-in the purchase of bonds.
rort-of itbe commission, will be
thorongbly -d-swusted at this convention. It
demamda -the preservation of the present
standard and all obligations, for .the
payment of money to be in conformity with
.(his -standiarcL It adTise the discontlntu
,aJlce coinage of silver dollars, except
j .-or sirKawiiarv duo-doscs. Tbe coanaiiission
r , Vrtmmf r,i, tv-
.C" .tt,. o - i, -
J treasury which hall have charge of the!
I igSue and redemption of notes, : certificates
i aad bank no:es and the exonanige or com
TZZJ,X T, r"C. '.h""
,bere in session will be received with
ocnsiiderable- interest by the banking com-
mi.t tee of the boui-te of representatives, as
vibe consideration of legislation until the
I rwr- f tv TnnAfn.rv -lymrmissioTi! was!
(Hugh H. Hantoa, a prominent manuXac-
rturer.:of' ..Tndfianapoi-Ss,.. ba done mucn tn
the last few moths to bring about this con-
I wtn.Ho-n. -. As hairmia;n of the execuitive
comimittee he naa iDeen nara aiti wotk
make the oresent meeting a success.
J . .- '
I OnlUtnT IIMV to I luAMUIM ,
result. The changes in -the vote were un-
1 ''lTi!Ti'n,i. O.. Jan. 24. 'At tuie senaite in-
ri. , v , .
. I it,,-fin W u Wo-nna hrxrr- Ah-nrjt
todav the manager of the Western Union
leiegrapn oince -saia xuaui. m uiapaicucn j
which -the investigators called for bad mys
ously disappeared. , Allen O. Meyers
- ,and detectives testified regarding the
movements of the mysterious Boyce- who
Is supposea ,to nave wnoea Kepresenitaxive
Otis.- The eashier and - officials of the
Union savines bank refused ito tesJtffly re
garding cash said to have been deposited
witnxnem oy tianna or jus agents or
whom ithe money,;if any, was pald-t ' -
BIG FIRE AT VERSAILLES. ,
Lexing'ton,, Ky., Jan. 24. Fire broke out
V. a.'. - - , . - -
in the 1 post office at Versailles: at 9 : 30
odock tonight. At this late hour the town
is : threatened With destruction.. The post
offlce'and a number of business houses and
The .toss at midnight wao S40,000. ' -
DALLAS C01T0N SWINDLERS
the cotton swindling- gang in Xais, Texas,
buyer; and one of the conspiraiiors, secured
Iinlly $200,000 -floor iNew xorK cotton. oroK
;j j era. The operations of the swindlers went
on for a peraoa oi.ien yeana.-DeiOTe ue-wsc-
tiom They worked their game by means of
bogus 'drafts and checks, wbteb .when re-
turned and protested jwouid and the swtna
lers anHssing. . , -
A NEGRO CANDIDATE;
Parker Johnston, the wlored' Janttor.
Jthe court house requests tne Gazette
the t ftate that he will ibecandidate ; w he nam
of. lZ if oT IS
l OTkred man is 'not nominated the-blacks
VwiU" ran a .ticket of their own.-" -
THE RIOTING :
Report. That the City is in
And That 100 Jews Have
This Sensational News lacks Con-
The Known State .of Affairs Are
the Governor Genera! Narrowly Escapes Serious
Injury in Trying to Check the Disorders
More Troops Sent to the City.
Algiers,. Jan. 24. The anti-Semitic, dis
3TdT were renewed this morning, the
nobs plundering and burning shops owned
by the Jews. Governor General Lepine tn
deavored' to check be rioters. One of the
mob threw a chunk of burning wood at
the' governor, who narrowly escaped injury.
His appeals had little effect. The rioters
are mainly bent upon plunder. They bru
tally beat prominent Jewish merchants.'
Many arrests have been made.
Paris, Jan. 24. OIL. JauTes, one of the so-
cialist leaders in . the chamber of deputies.
received to-day a despaitoh from 'Algiers',
saying that riots of a most serious charac
ter bave occurred there. The houses' of
Jews wand others have been pillaged, and
100 Jews massacred, and many others badly
injured. The town was set on Are and
when the message was sent the fire was
burning -fiercely. v. .5. -
(No oemflranatdon has been received here
of the despatch received by Jaures-report-
ng the mass acre of Jews In Algiers.'1' Tner
Iast pitches stated -that the town wa
Uamoaratively quiet. " Additional -troops
i . h
i nave oeen sent
I I , Q 1 1 1,1 1 V Kl I K 1 1 P.I .1 1 1 1 A S
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Four Votes Short of an . Election
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Twenty Futile Ballots at :
N ashyille- - - -
Anna-poris, . M4, Jan.. 24. AiSfier. three
hours session to-night the reoublicaai'.can-
cus by a vote of 46 dacided to support
judge MoComas for -United States senator.
C MolMkan. of the Eastern Shore, re-
oewed .7 votes. JMcCom-as was afterwards
made the unanimous choice of tthe caucus.
Fifty-tbree were present. This is four
the -necessarv number to elect.
None of the bolters -were present.
It 1s cot believed, .'that the eenatonshio
I will be seittled to-morrow, altihowh some .
I of those on the outside expressed a purpose
to a'Dioe oy tne caucus. a coalition. ioe-
tween democrats and bol tens, in favor of
I another candidate. . As stronelv epokenT"of
5 fN-aahvllle, Jan. 24. Twenty ballots were
I taken by the democratic caucus- of the gen-
eial assembly for senator to-night without:
I adjourned till Wednesday.
NORTH CAROLINA GEMS.
The rare beauties of nature, so well
represented in Western North CaroUaa,
I heoomln- better known everr dav as
I neonla who are better educated in the fsr-
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j jjaation and utility of minerals bars frflsn -
10 1 r 7.
tm, tn time shown their aooreoiatlon M
these Gems by usyig them In U kinds of
We have decided : to close out some af
these gems and offer them at prices that
should; make them all sell in a very fe '
WE OFFER; - -
One lot of 41 gems at 50 cents each. I
4? 8em at 60 wnt Vr - ;
j one' lot of 40 gems at $1.00 each' j
j One lot of 32 genw at L2 each. Sold.
One lot, of 5 gemt l-0 each. v 1 ,
'ZZJim-j r2 00 ' . - :
- y" w - , .77
' -1 One lot of 5 gems at J2.50 each. 80M.
On lot of 4. gem at S4.00
of P11 ff?"'- W'
to r - BTBUB U. riZXrfJ.
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Cbureb Street aafd Psltoo avenue, ijtie-
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