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VOL. XLV. NO. 49.
TIONESTA, PA., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1913.
$1.00 PER ANNUM.
Burgess. J. C. Dunn.
Justices uf the Peace O. A. Randall, D,
Oouncumen. J.W. Tenders, J. T. Palp,
O. Is. KotiliiMon, Win. auiearbaugh
K. J. Hopkins, U. F. Watson, A. B
Constable 1,. L. Zuver.
Collector W U. Hood.
SrJiool Directors W. O. Imel, J. H,
Clark, a. M. Henry, lj. Jainleaon, U. H
FOREST COUNTY OFFICERS.
Member of Congress P. M. 8 peer.
Member of tienate3. IC. P. Hall.
Assembly A. K. Mechling.
President Judge Vf. D. Hinckley.
Associate Judge Samuel Aul, Joseph
Prothonotary , Register ct Recorder, te,
-8. R. Maxwell.
HheriCr Win. H. Hood.
Treasurer W. H. Bra.ee.
Commissioners Win. 11. Harrison, J
U. Noowden, II. H. McUlellan.
District Attorney M. A. Oai-rlnaer.
Jury Commissioners J. 1). Eden, A.M
Coroner Dr. M. 0 Kerr.
County Auditors -George H. Warden
A. O. Oregg and H. V. Shields.
County Purveyor Roy 8. Hraden.
County Superintendent J. O. Carson
Keaulur Terms t (!anrt.
Fourth Monday of February.
Third Monday of May.
Fourth Monday of September.
Third Monday of November.
Regular Meetings of County Com in Is
sioners 1st and 3d Taesdays or month.
Chares and Mabbalh Mrk.al.
Presbyterian Sabbath School at 9:45 a
ni. i M. K. Sabbath School at 10:00 a. m
Preaching in M. E. Church every Bab-
bato evening by Kev. w.a. rsurion.
Preaching in the F. M. Church every
Habbatn evening at the usual hour, Kev
U. A. (Jarrett. Pastor.
Preaching in tlin Presbyterian church
every Sabbath at 11:00 a. m. and 7:30 p
ui. Kev. II. A. isailcv, ra-ior.
Tlie regular meetings of the W. C. T,
U. are held at the headquarters on the
second and fourth Tuesdays or each
'TM'.N EST A LODUE. No. 309. 1. 0. 0. F,
X Meets every Tuesday evening, In Odd
Fellows' Hall, Cartridge ouuuiug.
O APT. GEOROF.STOW POST. No. 274
J U. A. K. Meets 1st Tuesday after'
noou of each month at 3 o'clock.
ri APT. OEORGE STOW CORPS. No,
J 137, W. R. C, meets Bret and third
Wednesday evening ol each month.
p F. RITCHEY.
1. ATTORN EY-AT-LAW.
Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law
Office over Forest County National
Bank Building, TIONESTA, PA,
CURTIS M. SIIAWKEY.
Practice in Forest Co.
Offloe In Arner Building, Cor. Elm
and Bridge Sis., Tionesta, Pa.
'RANK S. HUNTER, D. D. 8
Rooms over Citizens Nat. Bank.
DR. F.J. BOVARD,
Physician A Hurtieon,
fc.yes Tested and Ulasset r Itted.
R. J. B. SIGGINS,
Physician and Surgeon.
OIL CITY, PA.
DR. M. W EASTON,
of Oil City, Pa., will visit Tionestn every
Wednesday. N him a! ttiA (?iitrul
House, Hutting bones and treatment ol
nnrvmm anil ehrenln Hi.um.aii b h.iu.iIuI r v
Greatest success iu Bit kinds of chronic
11 J. B. PIERCE, Proprietor.
Modern and up-to-date in all its ap
pointments. Every convenience and
ooiulort provided for the traveling publio
R. A. FULTON, Proprietor.
Tionseta, Pa. This is the mostcentrally
located hotel in the place, and has all the
modern Improvement. No pains will
be spared to make It a pleasant stopping
place tor the traveling public.
FANCY BOOT SHOEMAKER.
Shop over R. L. Haslet's grocery store
on Elm street. Is prepared to do all
Kinds of custom work from the finest to
the coarsest and guarantees his work to
give perfect satisfaction. Prompt atten
tion given to mending, and prices rea
sonable. JAMES HASLET,
sf A , 1 hm Pale Uil
Ei?7 II (peAt frIv: free from crk
l7 Waverly Special
I I Auto Oil
a j Ideal (or either air-cooled or water IJ
-A VOW l-n imvi. hnnlr ill fthnn nil
CHICHESTER S PILLS
I'ruBttlNf. A K(.r lll.r K.TFIl
lIAllHlt II II, Wit IM1 111 u.
years known a Ht, Safest. A I ways Kelial It
SOLD BY DRUGGISTS EVERYWHERE
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a-i. wAvtKLi int. wuixrva lj. a
ifz&h. Pilfburih. Fa.
5 '-V CAS0UNES LAMP OILS Jf&X S
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I'Ruii'iii amu your ruir4Tut fr a
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IN ARMOR PLATE
Steel Price Understanding as
Result of Gary Dinners
COREY TESTIFIES AT HEARING
That Tennessee Co.nl and Iron Was
Absorbed Becauso of Threatened
Competition Is Corey's Testimony.
William Ellis Corey, former preat-
dmt of the United States Steel cor
poration at the hearing of the steel
suit told of the liytide workings of the
big corporation and of the Carnegie
During the course of his examination
Mr. Corey confirmed the government
contention: . .
First That as the outcome of the
famous (!nry dinners subcommittees
were appointed for each branch of the
Iron and steel Industry, consisting of
stefel trust and independent manu
facturers, which subcommittee came
to an understanding a3 to output and
Second That the armor plate manu
facturers of the world had another
Buch understanding as did the inter
national steel rail makers as to the
share of each country in a neutml
Third That the Tonnessee Coal and
Iron company before its acquisition by
the steel corporation was a very live
ly competitor with a decided ad
vantage because of its open hearth
furnaces for steel rails and began to
take contracts away from the big cor
poration along In 1903 until it was
said plainly that "We are up against
In all its understandings the cor
poration managed to have independ
ents base their prices on Pittsburg
with freight added to the point of do
livery, no matter where the purchase
might be made.
Mr. Corey established, with the as
sistance of Judge Dickinson that he
was pretty much of an insurgent In
the steel corporation from the start.
He appeared to be on record against
about everything advocated by E. II.
Gary and the Frick interests so
called. He wanted to fight the Union and
Sharon companies, in which Mr. Frick
was a large stockholder, Instead of
placating and buying them out. He
was flatly opposed to the understand
ings and agreements that came out of
the Gary dinners.
He fought the celebrated Hill ore
leases of Wisconsin which took a great
body of ore out of the competitive
market on the ground that the terms
were bad and the price demanded
twice too high. He was not In favor
of the International steel rail or armor
plate agreements and seemed to be In
favor of an open competitive market
and the survival of the fittest to pre
vail. The minutes showed, however,
that Mr. Corey usually failed to win
at the meetings.
OFFERS MILLION FOR CURE
Banker Much Interested In Dr. Fried-
manna New Serum.
Charles E. Kinlay, president of the
Aetna National bank. New York city,
said that he is f T.eady to pay 11,
000,000 to bring to'Amerlea the tuber.
cnlosls serum discovered by Dr. F. F.
Freidmann of Herlin if it can be dem
onstrated in New York that the treat
ment will cure 95 out of 100 cases.
To test the cure Mr. Flnlay pro
poses to hire a sanitarium In New
York and treat 100 tuberculosis pa
tients free of charge. Mr. Finlay re
ceived a cablegram from Dr. Fried
mann in Berlin saving that the offer
looked more reasonable than any
Mr. Finlay said that he had offered
to pay Dr. Friedmann's expenses to
this country and also the cost of a
test on 100 patients, which will amount
to nearly $40,000.
"If the cure does prove efficacious,"
said Mr. Finlay, "we shall establish a
sanitarium near New York and per
haps a half-dozen throughout the coun
try. The poor will be treated free and
the wealthy will pay us what they Beo
"I am not a rich man, and a million
dollars will take practically all I have.
But I shall consider myself fortunate
to have had the opportunity to help
SCHENK GRANTED DIVORCE
Freed From Wife Accused of Poison
The final chapter In the SchenH
rase was written when Judge H. C.
Kervey at Wheeling, W. Va., handed
down a decision giving John O. Schenk
an absolute divorce from his wife,
Ijfiura Farnsworth Schenk. Schenk
also was given custody of the chil
In his petition Schenk charged in
fidelity, naming Dan Phillips, a piano
salesman. Mrs. Schenk filed a cross
bill also charging infidelity, naming
among others Bessie Clayton, au
Proposes to Burn Bodies.
Contractor Moore of Narberth, Pa.,
has created considerable excitement
among the Jewish charitable organiza
tions of Philadelphia by threatening
to disinter and burn more than fi.ono
bodies buried in the abandoned Har
He Will Succeed Wilson as
New Jersey Governor
Photo by American Press Association.
JAMES F. FIELDER.
House Wiil Pass Bill Is Claim
ot Moulfhrop '
Chairman Alonzo S. Moulthrop of
the house law and order committee
says that the local option bill will not
be Introduced for some time. The
liquor interests are in a hurry to have
It put to a vote, as they think the
longer the question Is delayed the
stronger the local optionists will be
come. Moulthrop said:
"We are finding recruits for the bill
every day. There are a large number
of members pledged to local option
while many legislators have made no
promises on either side. It is with
the latter class we are working and
converts are being made. I am satis
fled that the house will pass the bill.
"It has not been definitely decided
what unit will be placed In the bill,
but the indications point to the selec
tion of the county as the unit instead
of the borough, township and ward."
Mr. Moulthrop Intends to introduce
a piece of legislation which probably
will draw the fire of the school book
trust. He proposes to have the state
print, its text books for use in the
schools. He Bald:
"I know of no greater source of graft
In some localities than the purchase
of school books. With the state print
ing the books the schools would get
the books that they need and at hones..
prices. The commonwealth could buy
the copyright privileges where a copy
righted text book Is better than some
other publication on the same sub
The legislature is beginning to talk
about the failure of the suffragettes
to put in a bill. The legislative ma
chine has been In operation for sev
eral days, but nothing has been heard
from the women.
The antis have been on the Job.
The members are receiving com
munications and literature showing
that suffrage is a bad thing. The
legislators are reading many, what is
worse for the suffragettes some of
them are being convinced. Two Dem
ocratic members, Harry Cochran of
Fayette and Peter McDermott of
Clearfield, announced their opposition
to votes for women.
When the suffrage legislation does
appear It may not be in the form of a
constitutional amendment. There Is a
disposition to have the question re
ferred to the women of the state for
a vote. If a majority decides in the
affirmative then the constitutional
amendment would follow.
James Keegan of Fayette county Is
preparing to offer the amendment
which the liquor interests have used
before in an attempt to defeat local
option. He will try to have the local
option bill amended so that in each
county that goes dry the county must
reimburse the liquor dealers for their
It Is probable that the highway de
partment will endeavor to have the
law amended so that every driver of
an auto must be examined and
licensed. The Pennsylvania Motor
federation is opposing this and It will
fight the proposed examination fea
ture. The motorists will try to force
all vehicles to carry front and back
lights at night.
AX VERSUS REVOLVER
Rivals For Girl's Hand Duel One Can
not Live, Other May Die.
A duel over a woman's love at Polo
cat, Pa., may result In the death of
two men. James Thomas and John
Payne, rivals for the hand of a young
woman, met and Payne, who was
armed with an ax, struck Thomas on
the back of the neck with the weapon.
Thomas drew a revolver and shot
Payne In the left breast near the
heart. Maddened, Payne rained blows
on Thomas. The latter's head was al
most severed and he was cut In the
The men were found bleeding, al
most dead, by neighbors. Thomas can
not live and Payne is In a critical con
dition from loss of blond.
That's Feeling Among Delegates
to London Gonterence
OWERS MAY ENTER ON SCENE
Censored Dispatch From Constanti
nople Gives Account of Demonstra
tion Which Ended in Assassination.
Confirmation from London sources
of the news of the complete revulsion
of feeling in Constantinople against
the proposed surrender of the allies
has created the impression among the
peace delegates that war will begin
again almost Immediately.
There are, however, two currents of
opinion among the representatives of
the Balkan league. One of these is in
favor of asking Sir Edward Grey, as
honorary president of the peace con
ference, immediately to convoke a ses
sion of the delegates at which the re
sumption of hostilities will be de
clared. The other urges that the
powers first should be allowed to deal
The view here is that the reply of
Turkey to the note of the powers must
be awaited before drastic action can
Lack of information as to the real
meaning and scope of the movement in
Constantinople precludes peremptory
In the meanwhile the representa
tives of Greece, Servia and Montene
gro are asking their respective gov
crnments to authorize them to break
off negotiations whenever they con
sider the moment opportune, as ha
been done already by Bulgaria.
The delegates consider that the re
sumption of the war In the course of
next week is almost Inevitable, even
if the powers should agree on active
The new Turkish cabinet has decid
ed to recall the Ottoman peace dele
gates from London, according to a dis
patch from Constantinople. The Tur
kish government is said also to have
requested Its ambassadors at Vienna
and St, Petersburg to return to the
Italian. British and other warships
have been crdered to proceed Immedi
ately to Turkish waters, according to
dispatches from Mediterranean ports.
Revolution Surprises Constantinople.
Although the Instability of the cabi
net of Kiamll Pasha has long been
recognized the revolution which
brought Mahmoud Shevket Into power
has taken everybody in Constantinople
The embassies received the news
with great disappointment, as It had
been believed that a peaceful settle
ment was certain. There was a
violent slump on the bourse, as it was
feared there would be renewal of the
war. Nobody knows precisely what
the attitude of the new cabinet will be
toward the powers.
The following account is now given
of what happened when the resigna
tion of the Kiamll cabinet was forced,
When the demonstrators, headed by
Enver Bey, forced their way Into the
grand vlzierate they tried to enter the
council chamber but were stopped by
Naflz Bey, the aid of Kiamll Pasha,
who brandished a revolver and flred
one shot. The revolutionists replied,
fatally wounding N'aflz Bey.
Captain Tewfik Bey, a nephew anu
aid of Nazim Pasha, the Turkish commander-in-chief,
then fired a shot and
wounded Mohamed Nodjif, one of the
demonstrators, and was shot dead.
Nazim Pasha, on hearing the shoot
ing, rushed from the council chamber
and began to upbraid the revolution
aries, calling them 111 mannered curs,
but another shot from the latter struck
Nazim Pasha, who fell dying. An agent
of the secret police and an attendant
of the Sheik-Ul-Islam were also killed.
These were the only fatalities.
The Young Turk leaders expressed
regret over the killing of Nazim
Pasha. They say it was quite unin
tentional, although in the excitement
It was unavoidable. His abilities and
frank character w-ere respected even
by his political enemies.
J, V. Woods, Democrat, Chosen Presi
dent of West Virginia Senate.
After a long deadlock in the West
Virginia legislature, resulting from
the failure of the state senate to elect
a president, the organization of that
body was effected by the election ol
Senator Samuel V. Woods as president
on the one hundred and tenth ballot.
By the terms of the agreement
reached after the Democrats had
abandoned their caucus nominee, the
clerk of the senate will be a Republi
can, wlille the attaches and commit
tees will be equally divided between
the two parties.
Erie Burglar Takes Only Clothing.
Erie (Pa.) police are searching for
a burglar who entered the Sinister
clothing store in that city and made
away with twenty-five coats, all size
42. Nothing else was missed. Recent
ly another clothing store was entered
and forty pairs of trousers, all of sile
42, were stolen.
Fire Destroys Erie Building.
Fire distroyed the Lawrle buildlnpr
In the center of the business district
or Erie, Pa. The loss is placed st
GETS DIVORCE; PAYS MILLION
Both Thompson and Former Wife Ca
Joslah V. Thompson, the we
known coal and coke operator an
banker of Unlontown, Pa., was granted
a divorce from Blanche A. Thompson
by Judge R. E. Umbel. The decree
is a special one, by the terms of which
Thompson pays Mrs. Thompson $1
000,000 and each party to the suit has
the right to marry again. The testl
mony In the case has not yet becom
a matter of public record.
Thompson, who is fifty-eight years
of age, and his wife, who Is about
forty-one, have not lived together for
two years, although Mrs. Thompson
lias occupied part of the Thompson
home here periodically during that
time. She has been making her home
at a hotel In New York.
Thompson filed his petition on Ma
4 last before Judge Tmbel, sitting in
chambers. On June 20 a special hear
ing was held before Judge Umbel.
is understood that Mrs. Thompson
made no defense beyond the answer
which she filed to the petition.
BLOW FOR RESERVOIR PLAN
Impounding of Rivers' Waters
Feasible, Says Bixby,
Colonel W. H. Bixoy, chief af army
engineers, reported to the house that
the whole project of Impounding th
waters of the Allegheny, Monongahe!
and Ohio rivers to prevent floods and
aid navigation were at present "not
Colonel Blxby suggested, however.
that later on the impounding plan
might be assumed, the federal govern
men to bear 10 per cent of the cost,
"It would cost more than J40.000.000,
Including the cost of land," he said
"to construct the proposed Bystem
under the plan submitted by the Pitts
burg flood commission."
Miner Shot by Detective.
"Poke" Conluke, aged thirty-five, a
Russian miner of GreenBburg, Pa., is
in the hospital with a bullet wound n
his right side. His condition is not
serious. According to the police, Con-
hike was stealing a ride on a freight
train at Pitcairn. When discovered by
a railroad detectve he leaped from the
train and took refuge in an abandoned
building. When the detective attempt
ed to enter the building Conluke is
alleged to have attacked him with a
pick handle, and the detective ' shot
Drops Dead in Pulpit.
Dr. J. J. Fisher pastor of the Re
formed church of Tamaqua, Pa
dropped dead in the pulpit of Trinity
Reformed church of Pottsville, Pa.
while addressing an assemblage
gathered from all parts of the country
In celebration of the anniversary of
the first printing of the Heidelberg
Sickness and Grief Cause of Suicide,
James "Hod" Thompson, aged forty
nine, an oil well pumper residing at
Kanesvllle, Pa., committed suicide by
firing a 38 caliber bullet into his right
temple. Thompson had been In poor
health for some time and for a year
had mourned the death of his mother.
Sunday Scored by Pittsburg Lutherans,
The Lutherans of Pittsburg decline
to Join with other church denomina
tions in this city in an invitation to
Rev. "Billy" Sunday to conduct a re
vival here, Sunday's "sensational
methods and his irreverent address"
are condemned by the Lutherans.
Too Little Snow to Move Timber.
Thousands of dollars are being lost
by the lumbermen in Warren county,
Pa., through the lack of sufficient
snow with which to move the timber,
The roads through the woods are too
soft to operate teams aud there is no
snow for sleds.
Electrical Engineering by Mail.
The Pennsylvania company has an
nounced that It will establish at Al-
toona, Pa., a free correspondence
course on electrical engineering. More
than 150 men have applied for admit
ancce. The course is open to all.
Safe Crackers Hide Tracks.
No trace has been found as yet of
the robbers who entered the office of
the Pennsylvania railroad at Pheonix-
ville, Pa., cracked the safe and made
away with what Ib said to have been
a Rood sized pile of cash.
Strikers Cripple Mine Work.
Twenty-two hundred miners of the
Reading Coal Mining company are on
strike at Pottsville, Pa., completely
crippling two large collieries becauso
certain of their number refused to
wear union buttons.
Sells Coal Land For $100,000.
Seventy-six acres of coal land one.
quarter of a mile from Masontown, Pa.,
was Bold to the Bessemer Coal and
Coke company by Mrs. Sallie B. Wal
ters of Unlontown. The price paid
Coal Pit Foreman Commits Suicide.
Perry Kelly, aged forty-live, pit fore
man for the Monarch Coal company, at
Redbank, Pa., was found dead In his
room iu the Carr restaurant at Red
bank. He had shot himself, with a re
volver. Masked Bandits Get $300 From Grocer,
Three masked men untied with re
volvers entered the grocery of lx)iils
Keller In Throop, Pa., held up Ills son
Samuel and a butcher, looted the cash
register of $300 and escaped.
396 Pearls In One Oyster.
C. F. T. Pape, a jewlcr of Butler,
Pa., found M6 pearls In an oyster
which was served to him at his home.
This Is believed to be the record.
TO KEEP S0L0NS
AT THEIR DESKS
Speaker Alter Doesn't Want
Long Drawn Out Session
FLINN BILLS ARE PRESENTED
Many of the Progressive Measures
Will Have to Do Battle With Legis
lation Along Same Lines Supported
by Governor Nonpartisan Ballot
Law More Drastic Than Present
Statute Introduced by Schuylkill
BY ROBERT HAIGHT.
Harrisburg, Pa. The legislative
mill for the session of 191.1 has started
on Its actual grind and unless there
Is some abatement in its labors every
thing now points to a record breaking
session at which many corrective laws
are to be enacted. The various parties
and factions constituting the member
ship seem to be trying to outrival
each other in the presentation of bills
to cover almost every Known defect
in our form of government and others
that are calculated to strengthen
those laws already In force.
Immediately after the election of
the clerks and various attaches of the
house last week Speaker Alter made
the request of the different commit
tee chairmen that they perfect an or
ganization of their committees and en
deavor to handle the bills referred to
them with as much expedition as pos
sible so that the calendars can be
brought up to a working point. It is
the hope of the speaker that he can
so arrange matters this session that
the members can stay right at their
work until Thursday f each week
He Is opposed to the habit which the
last session got into of meeting on
Monday night and then forcing an ad
aurnment on Tuesday night or Wed
nesday morning because of lack of
work. He figures that the members
would rather spend more time here
each week than to stretch the session
out Into the months of May and June,
which will have to be done this year
unless expedition Is used.
The much heraldPd Flinn or Pro
gressive bills have made their appear
ance and as these will lead to bitter
antagonisms the members are pleased
that they are before the various com
mittees ready for threshing out tho
good and bad features. Many of these
bills will meet with the antagonism
of Governor Tener's friends in both
branches, as they have prepared legis
lation touching on these points that
they regard as serving the purpose
wanted with the drastic features
eliminated. It is expected that the
measures advocated by the chief ex
scutive will make their appearance at
an early date so as to put them under
way In the committees at the same
time that the Flinn bills are being
Much time will undoubtedly be con
sumed in the consideration of a public
utilities bill at this session. The sup
porters of Governor Tener maintain
that the bill which was presented last
session by Speaker Alter contains all
the corrective features of this ques
tion which are necessary while not
entailing any particular hardships on
the public service corporations of the
state and this combination will strive
to have their measure enacted into a
law over the one advocated by the
While the Tener bill lias not yet
made its appearance the governor
maintains that it a better and broader
measure than the one now before the
house committee on Judiciary general
which Is backed by the Flinn support
ers. One feature of the hill which it
s claimed makes it more attractive
to genuine Progressives Is the pro
vision for the stringent regulation of
the issue of stocks and bonds, a sub
ject which Is purposely omitted from
the Flinn measure. Under the Tenrr
bill the utilities commission will hn
given the power to supervise the Issue
of stocks and bonds and one provision
ompels companies desiring to in
crease their obligations to file with
the commission a slutement of the
form in which the securities are to he
sued and the specific purposes for
which the money obtained from their
sale is to be used.
Provision will be made that where
the proceeds are to bo used for bona
fide improvements and materials
which will strengthen the concern
without unduly burdening the tralllc
or other business to be accommodated
the commission Is authorized to per
mit the floating of the loan or the
ncreaso of the capital. The only test
to lo applied Is the question whether
the loan or Increase of capital Is to be
used for the purpose of upbuilding t he
concern and would it he favorable to
good service at reasonable rates and
urther provision Is made that after
the money Is spent the corporations
would be compelled to make an ac
counting for the use of the funds.
Redeeming Platform Pledges.
Other bills which the Flinn follow-
rs are pledged by th.ir suite conven-
ion platform to push for passage have
lso been given to the appropriate
omuilttees for consideration and re
port. Among these are the rosoiti-
ions to ratify the income tax and dl.
rect election or United slates sena
tors, amendments to the federal con
tention. The Joint resolution regard-
.if ek.:'.ion ol L'uited States son-
tors nas already been favorably acted
upon by the committee and it will nc
doubt be adopted by both houses with
out much objection whereupon it will
be certified to Secretary of State Knoi
of the federal government.
The bills covering child labor and
the hours of employment of women,
which have already been discussed al
length, were presented by J. R. Jonei
of Schuylkill county, who also present
ed a nonpartisan ballot law togethei
tith eight bills amending the pres
ent election laws, the changes being
necessary because of the drafting ol
the new legislation. The main point!
of this measure are as follows:
Changing the penalty for vote sell
ing to $000 fine and one year's im
prisonment and for vote buying $j0C
fine and from one to three years' Im
prisonment. Making iraudulent voting punish
able by a fine of $"00 and imprison
ment of one to three years.
Making watchers appointable by
common pleas courts on application
of ten qualified electors. The watcher
is to be prescvt during the casting
ami counting or the ballots and while
the return sheet is being made out.
For his services he is to be paid $5 by
Prohibiting Judges of election to as
sist voters or allow assistance except
on affidavit of Inability to mark bal
lots, subject to $1,000 fine.
Penalties for repeating and ballot
box shilling is made a $j00 fine and
from one to three years' imprison
ment. Inflicting $."i0 fine or one year's im
prisonment on voters who cast or at
tempt to cast other than official ballot,
or without proper affidavits permit as.
slstance or mark ballots in the pres
ence of others or make false affi
davits as to physical disability.
The bill creating the state depart
ment of charities has been handed in
by George W. Richards of Allegheny.
It abolishes the present state board
and proposes the creation of a depart
ment with a head and a voluminous
staff of assistants. It will be opposed
by all of the .regulars and the friends
of the governor, who recommended
in his message that the present sys
tem be continued and given wider
powers, If necessary.
When the measure prepared by the
Pennsylvania Anti-Saloon league
comes up for consideration it will lead
to a tight drawing of the lines be
tween the various factions in the
house. This measure carries out the
recommendation of Governor Tener In
bis message to the effect that a!I
clubs, political, social or otherwise,
should be licensed and subjected to the
sam restrictions as the licensed
saloon keeper or hotel proprietor. Un
der the terms of the'act presented it
is provided that each club seeking a
license to sell liquor shall select one
of its members who shall be held re
sponsible for any violation of the
liquor laws within the club and that
the application must be accompanied
by a full list of the membership and
that It shall he signed by at least one
half of the members and at least three
ollicers. The selling of liquor on Sun
days and election days Is distinctly
Since the making public of the gov
ernor's message in which this prop
osition was urged the members from
almost every section of the state have
been deluged with protests from their
constituents urging them to vote
against tills bill on the ground that
It is a curtailment of their rights and
privileges. Many of them maintain
that their club Is next to their home,
and inasmuch as the sale of liquor Is
not carried on for a livelihood but as
a convenience it would be a restriction
of their rights as citizens. On tho
other hand the bill has the support
of a coterie of the retail liquor deal
ers who have all along maintained
that the privileges allowed the soctal
clubs without paying a license fee is
detrimental to the business for which
they are heavily taxed and this ad
vocacy Is heralded by the anti-saloon
people as likely to redound to their
credit In their efforts to have the
legislature adopt a local option bill.
They figure that the opponents of the
club hill will retaliate on the retail
dealers by voting for the passage of
the local option law.
Another hill having a bearing n the
liquor selling question has made its
appearance In the form of an anti
treat Ing measure. It Is presented by
Horace B. Dunn of Huntingdon and
prohibits any holder of a licenso from
allowing treating on his premises
under penalty of a fine of $500 to
$,"i,000 and imprisonment ot from
tbrpe to twelve months.
According to an amendment offered
by Richard J. Baldwin of Delaware
county to 'the law providing for comp
trollers In all counties having a popu
lation of more than 150,000 all coun
ties of the state having a population
tf 100,000 or more are entitled to
have comptrollers, 'tho salaries of
which are fixed at $2,."00 per annum.
"Within a few days the Pennsylvania
Anti-Saloon league will determine on
tho BK)iisor for the local option bill
and the exact kind of a measure which
it will advocate this session. The bili
presented last session based the vote
on wards, boroughs and townships,
but as this Is regarded by some of the
friends of the league as being objec
tionable the proposition now is to
change It so us to base the unit on
counties with the provision that
where there is a city of 10.000 or more
Inhabitants it shall count as a unit
on which the question of local option lfi
shall be founded. The liquor lntei'v
ests are well prepared for the baiis
that :s to come and bellev that he
defeat ot local option can easily
accomplished aft-er some of the clouds
obscuring tihe horiaon are dissolved.