The Forest Republican. (Tionesta, Pa.) 1869-1952, February 26, 1913, Image 1
4 THE FOREST REPUBLICAN. RATES OF ADVERTISING! One Square, one incb, one week... 1 00 One Square, one Incb, one month.. 3 00 One Square, one inch, 3 months.... 6 00 One Square, one inch, one year ..... 10 00 Two Squares, one year 16 00 Quarter Column, one year 80 00 Half Column, one year 60 00 One Column, one year 100 00 Legal advertisements ten cents per line each Insertion. We do fine Job Printing of every de scription at reasonable rates, but It's cash on delivery. Published every Wednesday by J. E. WENK. Office in Bmearbaugh & Went Building, BLM HTBKKT, TIONBHTA, PA. Tern, 1.00 A Yaar, Mrlelly laUiueh Entered as second-clsss matter at the post-oflloe at Tlonesla. Mo aubaarlptlon received for sborfr period than three months. Correspondence solicited, but no notloe will be taken of anonymoua ooramunloa . Hons. Always give your name. For pub: VOL. XLVI. NO. 1, TIONESTA, PA., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1913. $1.00 PER ANNUM. est lican. i 7 BOROUGH OFFICERS. Burgess. J. 0. Dunn. Justices of the react G. A. Randall, D. W. Clark. Ouuncumen.J. W, tandem, J. T. Dale, O, R. Knhlimon, Win. 8inearbaugh, It. J. Hopkins, O. K. Watson, A. B. Kelly. Constable 1i. L. Zuver. Collector W. II. Umd. (hoot Direclms W. C. Itnel, J. K. Clark, 8. M. Henry, Q Jainiesoo, D, H. Blum. FOREST COUNTY OFFICERS. Member of Congress P. M. Spoer. Member of denote 1. It. P. Hall. Assembly A. R. Mechllng. Pritiitent Judge W. D. Hinckley. Associate Judge Samuel Aul, Joseph M. Morgan. Prothonotary, Register & Recorder, te, -S. K. Maxwell. Hheriff Win. H. Hood. Treasurer W. H. Biar.ee. Commissioner! Wm. H. Harrison, J. C. Hoowden, H. H. McClellan. District Attorney M. A. CaTlnger. jury Commissioners J. B. Eden, A.M. ' Moore. Coroner Dr. M. O Kerr. County Auditors -Gnome H. Warden, A. C. Gregg and H. V. Shields. County Surveyor Roy 8. Braden. County Superintendent J. O. Carson. KeanUr Terns ml Ceart. Fourth Monday of February. Third Monday of May. Fourth Monday of September. Third Monday of November. Regular Meetings of County Commis sioners 1st and 3d Tuesdays of month. Chare a4 Makknlh Hofeaal. Presbyterian Sabbath School at 9:46 a. m. t M. E. Sabbath School at 10:00 a. m. Preaching In M. E. Church every Sab bath evening by Rev. W. H. Burton. Preaching in the F. M. Church every Sabbath evening at the usual hour. Rev. O. A. Uarrett, Pastor. Preaching in the Presbvterlan church every Sabbath at U:U0 a. in. aud 7:30 p. m. Rev. H. A. Bailey, Paxtor. The regular meetings of the W. C. T. U. are beld at the headquarters on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each m 'nth. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. TI' . N ESTA LODU E, No. 869, 1. 0. 0. F. M sets every Tuesday evening, In Odd Fellows' Hall, Partridge building. CAPT. GEORGE STOW POST, No. 274 U. A. K. Meets 1st Tuesday after noon of each month at 3 o'clock. CAVT. GEORGE STOW CORPS, No. 137, W. R. C, meets first and third Wednesday evening of each month. 1 F. RITCHEY, . . ATTORN EY-AT-LAW, Tionesta, Pa. MA. CARRINGER. Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law. OtBee over Forest County National Bank Bulldiug, TIONESTA, PA. CURTIS M. 8HAWKEY, ATTORN EY-AT-LAW, Warren, Pa. Practice in Forest Co. AO BROWN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Office In Arner Building, Cor. Elm and Bridge Sts., Tionesta. Pa. FRANK 8. HUNTEK, D. D. S Rooms over Citizen Nat. Rank, l ION ESTA, PA. Da F.J. BOVARD, Physiclau it Surgeon, TIONhXTA. PA, Eyes Tented and Glares Fitted. D R. J. B. 8IGGINS. Physician and Surgeon, OIL CITY, PA. DR. M. W EASTON, OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN, of Oil City, Pa., will visit Tionesta every Wednesday. See him at the Central House. Setting bones and treatment of nervous aud cbronlo diseases a specialty. GreateHt success In all kinds of chronic diseases. HOTEL WEAVER. J. B. PIERCE, Proprietor. Modern and up lo-date in all Its ap pointments. Every convenience and comfort provided for the traveling public CENTRAL HOUSE, R. A. FULTON, Proprietor. Tionseta, Pa. This is the most centrally located hotel In the place, and has all the modern Improvements. . No pains will be spared to make It a pleasant stopping place for the traveling public. pHIL. EMERT FANCY BOOT A SHOEMAKER. Shop over R. L. Haslet'a grocery store on Elm street. Is prepared to do all Kinds of oustoin work from the finest to the ooarsest and guarantees his work to give perfect satisfaction. Prompt atten tion given to mending, and prices rea sonable. JAMES HASLET, GENERAL MERCHANT Furniture Dealer, AND UNDERTAKER. TIONESTA. PENN No odor No soot FREE 320 pass book about oil WAVERLY OIL WORKS CO. Pittsburgh, Pa. GASOLINES LUBRICANTS CHICHESTER S PILLS 1IIK DIAMOND I1KANK. A IIIIANK IMI.I.M, f, lift years known M Best. Safari, A Iwayi kellal.la I Only the best lamp H I oil can give you the H I bright, clear flame M, I you should have. I II Family L IJ Favorite Oil 4( I vJi hl-rhM-tri-'l lllanond TlnrndpW AMiyCj?! I'lll. la Kid nd Uold incttlllcV CV J b.in, tealH with Hluo Ril-bon. 4m Stefc VvS Tlta no vthrr. Buy or jour II - nf Urunl.1. A.kfor lll. IIKK.TRRS . . a .1 1 ..a T ... .1111. JIMI..I.I .V I C J DIAli. MADERO AND SUAREZ KILLED Tragic Climax to Series ol Events ia Mexico Ci!y MEN ON WAY TO PENITENTIARY Government Disclaims All Responsl. bllity For Deaths of Deposed Presi dent and Vic President in Capital. Francisco I. Madero and Pino Snares, the deposed president and vice president of Mexico, were shot to deatli while, a guard of rurales was taking them from the national palace to the penitentiary in Mexico City. General Huerta, the provisional president, and Franclsro De La Harra; the premier, have disavowed the kill ing and have informed the United States government that Madero and Suarez were killed by the bullets ol their own friends in an attempt to rescue them. They say that the gov ernment profoundly deplores the oc currence and will track down and punish the murderers. The American ambassador believes the government had no hand In the assassinations and accepts the state ment as accurate and sincere. There are the ugliest rumors to the contrary. Many of the people believe that Madero and Suarez were victims of the ley de fuga and that the gov ernment employed a trick frequently used by Porlirlo Diaz when he desired to rid himself of people dangerous to the welfare of the republic. - The widow of Madero obtained pos session of his body only after Am bassador Wilson had Interceded for her. Nearly prostrated from the frightful news that had come to her, she pleaded pitifully for hours for permission to see the body. The gov ernment refused. Mr. Wilson called upon De 1 Barra and persuaded him to grant Senora Madero's request. Later General Blanquet delivered the body to the senora's brother. In contrast to the widow, whose grief was of a pitiably silent char acter, expressed In sobs, Mercedes Ma dero, a beautiful young woman, edu cated in Paris, who has been a bril liant leader of society since the revo lution of 1910, waB dry eyed and tiger ish in her emotions. By the side of the two women whose husbands had been killed the girl hurled accusations at the officers who barred the en trance. "Cowards!" "Assassins!" she called thera, her voice pitched high. The of licers stared impassively. "You! the men who fired on a de fenseless man! You and your superior officers sre traitors!" - No effort was made to remove the women, nor did the officers attempt to silence them. Senora Madero con tinued weeping and the girl did not cease her-hysterical tirade until the arrival of the Spanish minister and the Japanese charge, who came 3ppffer their services. . ' '' The government had planned to accord the body of the ex-president full military honors on account of Ma dero's former high rank. A brigade commanded by General Gaus was drawn up at the pen. The plan was finally abandoned as inexpedient. The city Is quiet today under the Iron rule of Huerta. The people have dared not express openly what thou sands are whispering. The soldiers of Huerta and Diaz crowd the streets and the government has announced that It will brook no opposition. Some accept as truthful the government's explanation. Many insist, however, that thekilling was ordered by. the au thorities. The ex-president and ex-vice presi dent were riddled with bullets while they were being driven in an auto through the Calle Le Cumberrl In the Colonia De La Bolsa not far from the penitentiary, their destination. The Colonia is the White Chapel district of the capital. Late at night it Is poorly lighted and lonely save for the presence of policemen and unfortu nates. According to the official statement made by the government Major Carde. nas and a force of two officers, an orderly and Beven rurales were at tacked In the Calle le Cumberrl by five armed men who shouted "Viva Ma dero!" and Instantly discharged their rifles and pistols at the auto. Simul taneously aLout thirty men ran from side streets and fired volleys, killing Suarez and Madero. One of the attacking party was killed, several were wounded and a (ew arrested by Cardenas and hi? rurales. When the guard left the palace with the prisoners there were no signs of disorder or the presence of rebels. It was a brUht night. The moon fur nished a clear light. When they ar rived within a short distance of the ion five men leaped from an alley and began shooting at the guards in the leading auto. Major Cardenas drew his revolver and discharged It at the attacking party. The rurales opened fire wltji their carbines. Almost at once the attackers were reinforced by , perhaps thirty armed men who came running from slue streets and nil firing upon 'the twe autos. The prisoners were killed almost at the outset of .the fight. The govern inent's statement sas the Maderistaf delivered a heavy flr upon the cat ia which, Madero arl uanez ware rUing and that tb'e w as damaged Ex-Ruler Bullet Riddled in Effort to Escape Mi" : r 7 it. -"" " FRANCISCO MADERO. JR. by bullets. Each of the prisoners was hit by many bullets. After Cardenas hail taken the bodies to the penitentiary he returned to the palace and Informed President Huerta as to wlu't hi;;peneJ. The presi dent directed his chief of staff to send for the cabinet ministers. The presi dent and the cabinet conferred and then the newspaper men were sum moned to the palace. This was two hours and a half after the murder. It is whispered about the capital that the execution of Madero and of Suarez had been determined upon by the Huerta government because of the belief that the country could never be pacified with Madero alive. Many peo ple expect that the government will punish Major Cardenas and his men in order to express official disapproval and to appease public dissatisfaction. It is Insistently rumored that Ma dero's guards had orders to shoot him and Suarez before arriving at the penitentiary. Assassinations Shock Washington. Oflicial Washington was most deep ly shocked to hear or the killing of Francisco Madero aud Pino Suarez, deposed president and vice president of Mexico, in the streets in Mexico City. The word came from President Taft, however, that the slaying of Madero aud Suarez, deplorable as the admin istration regarded it, afforded no basis for any change in the attitude of the United States regarding the Mexican situation. Although the United States govern ment had expressed to the Huerta government in Mexico its earnest hope that Madero would not be executed by any summary or illegal process, this expression of views was not made in the form of a demand for the preserva tion of Madero's life. That the Mexican government will be severely censured by public opin ion in the United States for permitting Madero to be killed while a prisoner, even though Itself not in a plot for his death, was predicted. Just as the ex ecution of Gus,tYO,,Madero; alienated from the new .Q4njtrienfc. in Mexico much of the sympathy "which it had enjoyed In Washington, so the kfTIIng of Madero and Suarez, It is declared, will lower Mexico even further in the opinion of the United States. It is recognized that it is no real concern of the United States what Mexico does with her public men and that the killing of Madero does not justify the adoption of any strong measures by the United States, yet on the other hand it Is believed his death will do much to prepare public opinion for Intervention In Mexican affairs at some future time. ' JAIL FOR REGISTER MEN National Officials Carry Case to Higher Court Following a notice of an appeal to the circuit court of appeals the bond ol President John II. Patterson of the National Cash Register company of Dayton, O., was fixed at $10,000. Bonds of twenty-eight other officials were set at $5,000 each. Patterson was sentenced by Judge Hollister in Cincinnati to serve one year in the county Jail at Troy, O., nd to pay a fine of $3,000 for viola tion of the Sherman anti trust law. The other defendants, officials and em ployes of the company, were given Jail sentences varying from three months to one year and were ordered to pay the costs of the prosecution. Fake "Drummer' at Work. Scores of Sharon and Farrell (Pa.) people are reported to have been fleeced out of their money by a fake liquor solicitor. Since Feb. 10 Mercer county has been dry, as licenses ex pired on 'that date. The police are trying to locate the man who. it Is said, received several hundred dollars. He canvassed the homes, took orders for liquors and collected the money, but the goods were not delivered. Castro Quits New York. General Castro left New York sud denly for Havana. He cays he'i ' comiag back in Marti. jrsj OFFERED BRIBE TO FREE THAW Matteawan Superintendent Says He Turned Down $20,000 AVERS LAWYER TEMPTED HIM . .1., 'ti,. m. Dr. Russell "Thinks' John Anhut Is Name of Man Who Approached Him. Startling Story Told at Inquiry. A bribe of $20,000 to release Harry K. Thaw from the Matteawan State Hospital For the Insane was offered to Dr. J. R. Russell, superintendent of the Institution, last November ac cording to his own testimony before the Sulzer committee of Inquiry hold ing hearings In Albany, N. Y. This was the result of a charge that W. F. Clark, a friend of Governor Sill ier and secretary of the probe com mittee, had tried to influence Dr. Rus sell and Dr. James May, the president of the state hospital commission, to give Harry Thaw his freedom.. Thaw can only he released upon a supreme court order or through a cer tificate signed by Dr. Russell that he lias recovered his mental balance. It is this certificate of recovery which Dr. Russell said an attempt was made to bribe him to give. Dr. Russell stated that In an up town hotel the offer by a lawyer of $20,000 to release Thaw was made. He could not recall the name of the hotel. The offer was made last November after the last attempt to release Thaw proved unsuccessful. Later he said he "thought" the man who attempted to bribe hlra was named John Anhut. Asked how he had known this law yer, Dr. Russell said he had met him before at White Plains, where he sat near Thaw during the hearing. He asserted that he did not accept the money from the lawyer. Dr. James May, president of the hospital commission, corroborated in detail the testimony of Dr. Russell. He said Secretary Clark had Informed him that Governor Sulzer was desirous of having Thaw discharged. W. F. Clark vehemently denied the assertions of Dr. Russell and pointed out to the committee that he hud gone to Matteawan in the capacity of a newspaperman eager to get the facts of the story of attempted bribery. John H. Delaney, one of the mem bers of the probe committee, and Mr. Clark stated that a Jewish lawyer o! New York had $2.1,000 to give Dr. Rus sell and that $20,000 had been give? to Dr. Russell on conditiou that Thaw would be released before the end of December last. The story goes on that when Gover nor Sulzer assumed office in January Thaw had not been released and that Dr. Russell returned $1 1,0(10 to the Thaws through Detective Hoffman ol Poughkeepsle, according to Mr. Clark. OVERLOADED BILL DOOMED Public Building Measure Too Big by Millions. The omnibus public buildings bill, passed by the house and carrying a total of almost $26,000,000, was report ed to the United States senate. A total of $20,000,000 has been added by the senate committee, making i'.n appropriation bill of nearly $:!6.000, 000. Its ultimate fate is problematical, although some house Democrats go so far as to say that the measure will never become a law. While a few hold to the belief that the conference of the two houses will be able to reach an agreement the majority expect It to fall and point out that President Taft will veto it on the grounds of extravagance. Of the additions made by the sen ate committee a total of $707,000 is for the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, distributed as fol lows: Postofflces at Ridgway. Pa., $80,000; Phoenixville, Pa., $80,000; State Col lege, Pa., $75,000; addition to the post office at Corry, Pa., $:ir),000; building at Ashland, O.. $100,000; Sandirky. O., $150,000; additions ar Dephos, O., $7,000; Martinsburg, W. Va., $20,000; Hagerstown, Md., $;iO.0oo, and Hunt ington, W. Va., $1.10,000. JUDGE GOFF IS SENATOR West Virginia Republicans Get To gether on Candidate. Judge Nathan Goff, selected by the Republican caucus as the party nominee for United States senator, was chosen by the Joint assembly of )he West Virginia legislature on the fifteenth ballot. Judge Nathan Goff received the vote of every Republican,, He will succeed Clarence W. Watson, Democrat, for the six-year term, beginning .March 4, 1913. The final vote was: Nathan Goff, Re publican, 60; C. W. Watson, Demo crat, 43; J. M. Hamilton, Democrat, 1; R. W. Daily, Democrat, 1; John W. Davis, Democrat, 1. One more Indictment was returned against a legislator by the special grand Jury in the Intermediate court of Kanawha county Investigating the senatorial bribery charges. The Jury then announced it had completed its work and was dismissed. The indictment was a misdemeanor against Delegate Thomas J. Smith of Doddridge county, alleged to have ac cepted $100 from Guy B. Biddinger lo vote for W. S. Edwards fcr Unitel State's Bcnalof. WALKS FOR HOURS ON STUMPS Victim of Accident Found in Snow With Feet Cut Off. Wa!Ulr.g erect at times on the bleed ing and mangled stumps of his legs and at other times cra .vllng around in the snow, Adam Lyons, aged thirty seven, of McGees .Mills, near Punxsu tawney, Pa., endurel nine hours of frightful suffering after being hit by a freight train. Both of Lyons' legs were cut off about three inches above the ankles. When found by a section crew Lyons was standing erect on his stumps, mumbling an incoherent plea for help and for water to quench his thirst. He was found more than 200 yards from the spot where he had been struck by the train. According to several members of the section crew the injured man must have been moving around all night, as the snow was covered with trails of blood and had been tramped down over a con siderable area. SEVEN MEN SENT TO DEATH Rope' Breaks and Cars on Incline Track Topple Over. Seven men were killed and nine others Injured seriously when a rope holding a train of cars on an incline at the Derry (Pa.) works of the Amer ican Window Glass company parted and the cars rolled off the track. There were five cars In the train and about forty men seated in the cars when the train left the quarry to go to the stone crusher, a mile and a half distant. The cars are held by a rope. The first car Jumped from the track and was followed by the other cars and their human freight. The train ii.kI the men were piled In a mass. It was .some time before aid could be brought to the scene. Big Damage Suits Against Pennsy. Damages aggregating $120,000 are asked from the Pennsylvania Railroad company In a number of suits In tres pass tiled in common pleas court in Pittsburg In behalf of relatives of per sons who were killed when a train struck an automobile at the Wood street crossing in Wilklnsburg, Oct. 3, 1912. Asks $25,000 For Death of Husband, Mrs. Mary Eliza Robinson of For ward township, Allegheny county, Pa., filed a suit against the Pennsylvania iRailroad company in the courts in Washington, Pa., asking for $25,000 damages for the death of her husband, who was killed by a train on Sept. 2, 1912. Roams With Smallpox. "Doc, I got a peculiar rash," said Philip Lingenfelter of South Luke' mont, as he walked into a doctor's of fice in Altoona, Pa. One look and the doctor reached for the telephone and notified the health authorities. Lin genfelter was suffering from smallpox. lie was quickly quarantined. Novel Reason For Attack. "I hit him because he is a Republi can aud I am a Socialist," was the re ply of George Buzzard, Jr., in court nt Greensburg, Pa., when he was asked by Justice Truxal why he had attacked O. P. Seigfried. a Civil war veteran. Buzzard was arrested in his home In Arona and sent to jail. Garment Workers on Strike, Tbs- garment workers of Philadel phia are on strike. It Is claimed that at least 12,000 workers are out and the officials of the union said that the entire industry in the city will be tied up this week. The strikers demand a uniform work week of fifty hours and more money. Seven Children Burned In Home. Seven children, ranging in age from one to twelve years, were burned to death when the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Smith, at Eben ezer, near Harrisburg, Pa., was de stroyed by fire. The parents were ab sent from home at the time. "Stuck" on Mary Garden. Helen Newby, the nineteen-year-old daughter of John Newby, one of the wealthiest Iron masters of Pennsyl vania, killed herself on the country estate of her father near Hectors Mills, Pa., because of a mad infatu ation for Miss Mary Garden. New 40-Barrel Oil Well. A forty-barrel oil well has been drilled by the Myers Oil company on the Burgan farm, near Canonsburg, Pa., and another well on the same lease was brought in recently and is pumping fifteen barrels a day. Girls Jailed For Giggling. Miss Rose Beatty, aged seventeen, and Mrs. Florence Aspline, nineteen, entered on twenty days' Imprison ment In the enmity Jail for disturbing religious meetings in the Church of Christ at Washington. Pa. Woman's Burns Are Fatal. Mrs. Margaret Sible, aged sixty-nine, of Pittsburg, died from burns sus tained when an open-grate fire In her bedroom set her night clothes In flames. Her husband was badly burned in extinguishing the flrp. Lid Accidentally Kills Self. Perry Hook, aged eight, son of Wil liam Hook of Lewlstown, Pa., while playing with a revolver he took from a drawer and loaded, shot himself ac cidentally through the head. He was killed Instantly. Measles Closes Schools. The Heaver (Pa.) schools were all closed for a period of two weeks be cause of the epidemic of measlet throushout this vUivKy. There sri more than 150 cases. MEASURE TO PENSION VETS Affirmatively Reported to House by Committee DAISY MAY BE STATE FLOWER Prohibition Amendment to Constitution Recommended by House Law and Order Committee Other Business. The Matt bill, to provide pensions for soldiers, sailors and marines serv. ing In the Civil war was reported af firmatively by the house pensions and gratuities committee. The measure carries an appropriation of $1,900,000 and the proposed law would go Into effect on the first of next January. The first payment would be on the follow ing April 1. The pensioners would have to be honorably discharged soldiers, who lived in the state at the beginning of the war and had been residents of Pennsylvania at leapt one year before applying for a pension. Those who served for one year or less would re ceive $." a month; more than one year and not more than two years, $6 a month, and those over two years, $7 a month. ; The law and order committee of the house reported the Steele prohibitory amendment with an affirmative recom mendation. The club license bills have been re ferred to a subcommittee of the law and order body with instruction to draft a measure. There are three local optionists on the committee. . The law and order committee nega tively reported the Letzkus and Wilt- bank Sunday baseball bills and the Dunn measure preventing wholesale liquor dealers from selling in less than gallon packages. The Stein bill, to prevent the state constabulary from serving during labor troubles, was referred to a subcom mittee and the Humes anti-treating measure was indefinitely postponed. Representative Ulerich, Westmore land, whose antl-liqi'or peddling bill was defeated and then promptly kept out of the present session when a motion to reconsider the vote was voted down, Introduced a new anti- peddling bill. The new bill would pro hibit any brewer or distiller from soliciting orders and provides that the license of any violator should be re voked. Pennsylvania's floral emblem will be the daisy if the legislature enacts the bill offered by Representative H. C. Jackson of Wayne. The Keystone Rtstn Is one of eight. American com monwealths without a siate flower.- Mr. Jackson would have June 14 of each year known as Daisy day. The senate got through with con siderable business. Among bills final ly passed were: Extending the time for tile report of tiie building construction commis sion. Relating to the testimony In pro ceedings for the condemnation of roads by the state. Among bills reported favorably from committees were: Prohibiting the depositing of refuse on highways. Requiring a written demand for a jury trial in certain actions. Relating to contracts made by town ship commissioners. Authorizing the state highway de partment to take over public roads on forestry reserves. Providing for holding an annual state fair. House bill prohibiting the making of false or misleading statements con cerning merchandise. LAD HANGED ON SLED Runner Catches Boy's Throat and Strangles Him. Ray Kenneth Hill, four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Iluber Hill, living near Washington, Pa., was hanged when caught between a sled runner and a buggy wheel as be tried to climb out of the buggy. The sled bad been leaning against the buggy, and the lad's efforts to get out of the vehicle caused It to topple toward him. The sled runner pinned his neck firmly against the rim of the wheel and left him suspended by the nn'k with his feet, dangling a few feet from the ground. When found by his mother the boy was unconscious, al though still breathing. Every effort to resuscitale him was unavailing. GRAFT CHARGES MADE Beaver (Pa.) Grand Jury May Indict Officials. At a secret hearing held by the district attorney In Beaver, Ta., foreigners and negroes arrested in a recent raid In Midland arc alleged to have made confessions which charge certain borouch officials with graft. According to information which leaked out those arrested told the dis trict attorney they had been paying tribute to certain officials in Midland 60 that hy could operate their places and have police protection. Four Hurt During Blare. ' Four -persons were injured in a fire which caused $20,000 damage to the McKim hotel, Hast Pittsburg, Pa. The fire burned for nearly three hours. Shortly after it startnd an explosion of fas tic- out 0119 s'. !3 of tie bu'.M tor Pictures Taken During the Fighting in Mexico City r 1 -r- i'y VltfVf Am - 4.1 1 V 1 f-fXrm Mn nri. Photos S by American Press Association. Sharpshooter in General Diaz's serv ice. Men seen In action on roof of arsenal, Dh'.z's strongiiu'J. picking off federals in the streets below. CONSERVATISM PREVAILS Dun's Review Finds, However, That Business Distribution Is Liberal. Dun's Review of Trade says this week: "In volume of distribution business continues on a very liberal scale, al though the spirit of conservatism which has characterized the situation for so long a time still continues. While there Is a notable absence of speculative activity, the principal trades and Industries show a steady expansion as compared with the cor responding period a year ago, although in certain lines, and especially in some localities, there has been lately some slowing down in the business advance. "The heavy railroad purchases of equipment continue to constitute the chief feature of the iron and steel In dustry." PERSECUTED ITS RIVALS Government's Charge Against Mc Caskey Register Company. Charges of violations of tho Sher man Hiiti-trust law are leveled at the Mi'C'askey Register company of Al liance. ()., in a civil suit filed In Cleve land by order of Attorney General W Ickershani. A campaign of "tierce and unfair competition" has been planned or con sented to by olllcers of the company, the government alleges. A force or special men, sometimes called the "Hying squadron," or "knockout men," was employed, it is declared, to im part to salesmen and agents instruc tions to destroy the business of com petitors and to Interfere with tho negotiations of customers of their con tracts of sale with competitors. COAL SUIT DISMISSED Government's Attempt to Prosecute . Trust Ends in Failure. The United States court In Phila delphia has dismissed the suit of the government against the Phila delphia and Reading Railroad com pany, In which it was charged that the company was violating the "com modities clnuse" of tho railway rato law. Tho government asserted that the railroad company was violating that section of the law which forbids i lino from transporting commodities n which the company had an interest. I'ho government sought an Injunction. The action of the court ends the government's effort to break up the so-called coal trust. Girl Burned to Death. In a lire which destroyed the home of David Ritchie In t'onnellsville, Ta.. Ma.ie Ritchie, a daughter, twenty three years old, was trapped In her loom and hurned to death. Several members of the family had narrow es capes. PITTSBURG MARKETS. nutterPrints, HS'if "''; tubs, 38ij) :SX. Kggs Selected. 2lVii'22. Poul try liens, live, Voli 17. C;.:tle Choice, $ S ..'.ii'fi S.S,". ; prime. $S 1018 !; good, $7 7.Vd8; tidy butch erf. $7.30; fair, $ti'Tt!.73; common, $5 (36; common to good fat bulls, $4 SO ft'; roniuion to good fat cows, t'S j0 (5 6.51; heifers. $1.2557.75; fresh coivs and springers, $ jOS'i 73. Sheep and Lambs Prime wethers, $6.30(J 6.73; gnod mixed. $6fl6 10; falrmlxed. 13. 23 5. SO; culls and common, $3ift4; lambs, $0''iS.i3; veal calves. $10.50Q) 11; heavy and thin calves, $7(ff8. Hogs Prime heavy hogs, $S.90(fi9; heavy Yorkers, mediums, light York ers an J vfe". I'-'.OT.fti'UO; rnig'js. $7,303 S; Etas, $u.30'ti7. j ii f i i ft ' Mi s.