The Forest Republican. (Tionesta, Pa.) 1869-1952, January 21, 1914, Image 1

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VOL. XLVI. NO. 48.
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Burgexa.H. D. Irwin,
Justices of the react 0. A. Randall, D.
W. Clark.
Oounaimen.J. W, Landers, O, B. Rob
inson, K. J. Hopkins, O. F. Watson, O.
W. Holeman, J. B. Mue, Charles Clark,
Constable li. L. Zuver.
Collector W. H. Hood.
tk-hoot Directors W. 0. Imel, J. K,
Clark, 8. M. Henry, Q. Jamiesoo, D. H.
Member of Congress W. J. Hulings.
Member of Senate J. IC. P, Hall.
AssemllyK. K. Mechlins.
President Judge W. D. Hinckley.
Associate Judges Samuel Aul, Joseph
M. Morgan.
Prothonotary, Register & Bteorder, te.
H. K. Maxwell.
HherilTVva. H. UoiiB.
Treasurer W. H. Brazee.
Commissioners W in . U. Harrison, J.
C. Hoowden, 11. II. McClollan.
District Attorney M. A. Carrlnger.
Jury Commissioner! J, B, Eden, A.M.
Coroner Dr. M. C Kerr.
Oounlv udttorfc-Ueorge H. Warden,
A. C. Uregg and 8. V. Shields.
Oountu Purveyor Roy 8. Braden.
County Superintendent J . O. Carson.
Reaalar Terau mt Vtmrt.
Third Monday of February.
Third Monday of May.
Third Monday of (September. . .
Third Monday of November.
Regular Meeting!) of County Commis
sioners 1st and 8d Tuesdays of montn.
Church ni Habbalh Neba!.
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. H. L. Dunlavey.
Preaching In the F. M. Church every
Sabbath evening at the usual hour. Rev.
M. E. Wolcott, Pastor.
Preaching in the Presbyterian church
every Sabbath at 11:00 a. in. and 7:30 p.
m. Rev. H. A. Bailey, Pastor.
The regular meetings of the W. C. T.
U. are held at the headquarters on the
second and fourth Tuesday of. each
TV . N EST A LO DO E, No. 869, 1. 0. 0, F.
M enta every Tuesday evening, in Odd
Fellows' Hall, Partridge building.
U. A. R. Meeta 1st Tuesday after
noon of each month at 3 o'olock.
137, W. R. C, meeta first and third
Wednesday evening of each month.
Tloneata, Pa.
Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law.
OtUee over Forest County National
Bank Building, TIONESTA, PA.
Warren, Pa.
Practice in Forest Co.
Offloeln Arner Building, Cor. Elm
and Bridge Sis., Tloneata, Pa.
RANK 8. HUNTER, D. D. 8.
Rooms over Citizens Nat. Bank,
. Physician A Burgeon,
Eyes Tested and Glasses Fitted.
Physician and Surgeon,
S. E. PIERCE, Proprietor.
Modern and up-to-date in all Its ap
pointments. Every convenience and
ooinfort provided for the traveling public,
R. A. FU LTON, Proprietor.
Tionseta, Pa. This Is the niostoentrally
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
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
?;ive perfect satisfaction. Prompt atten
ion given to mending, and prices rea
sonable. successfully used
f -for 34 .years
4246 Fifth Ave.Pittsburgh.Pa.
niAinvn iiiiiKU a t'm un-
DriiiTffl-t. AskforfllM'll
years known is Best, Safest. Always KellaM
Copyrights 4".
Anrnne jpndlne a sketch and doaciintton mar
quickly BM'isrtiim our opinion fruo whethrr ua
invention in prnnnhly piiicntntile. Cntnniunloiv
tliinaMricllyrainNdpntlnl. Hundboolttm I'utenU
cut fro. (fldt'Mt m-'onry for m'rurinir imtenli.
I'littMitn taken tlirniitrli Mnnn A Co. ruci'tre
tltfriat nntice, without ctnirve, In the
Scientific American.
A hnndiioniplr llliutrntdl woekly. Ijiremt ct.
minium of anv -clout itlo Journal. Terms, f;l
ymir: four nmntha, 1. Bold by all newartpalora.
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Hood Caused hp Breaking of
Dam Passes Down Pctcmac
People Residing Along Streams Move
Gooda to Higher Ground Warning
Given and Not One Life Is Lost.
The flood caused by the Breaking ot
the West Virginia Pulp and Paper com
pany's dam In the Stony river near
Dobbin, Y?Va, has resulted In great
daniugo to the towns caught In the
deluge, but the loss will not be at
large as was at first reported.
It probably will be several days be
fore any accurate ' estimate of the
damage to property can be obtained
but , officials fix It at about $200,
000.. With telegraph and telephone
communication re-established definite
estimates of the loss soon may be had.
The worst damage was to railroad
Given early warning, the people liv
ing in towns along the river banks
went into the hills and not one life Is
reported lost.
The dam was 65 feet high and 1,100
feet. wide. and held back three billion
gallons of water.. Part of the force
of the flood was broken by opening
the sluices at the base of the dam.
Cracks were noticed In the darr
some time before it broke and warn
Ings were sent out to persons living
along the valley. When the dam broke
a wall of water thirty feet high surged
down the valley and into the Potomac
river, but the people of the valley had
long before moved to the hills.
All the towns along the Stony and
Potomac rivers were flooded, but the
deluge of water decreased in force ai
It went down at ream because of the
widening of the river. The Stony
river is 400 feet wide at the dam
while the Potomac Is between 600 and
700 feet wide at Cumberland.
The Western Maryland railroad
runs throuGh the flood district and
suffered heavily from washouts of the
tracks. Two bridges were washed out.
Traffic on the road was tied up for
Westernport and Luke, Md., were
under water. Schelt Is at the Junction
of the Stony and Potomac rivers and
the two Maryland towns are north of
It. All the people of the three towns
and all towns between Piedmont and
Dobbin are In the higher land.
The Dobbin dam was the first com
pleted after enactment of the law
parly In 1913 requiring permission of
the state and Imposing a franchise
tax. The breaking of this dam will
have an Important bearing on. many
applications from other sections of the
state for the right to construct dams
now pending before the public serv
ice commission.
Judge Aldrlch Must Conduct Hear
ings Before Liberating Thaw.
There will be no hearing on .tho
question of bail for Harry K. Tliaw
until the final hearing upon the ques
tions involved in the habeas corpus
and extradition proceedings , which
will put the matter by for several
weeks If not months. This was an
nounced in a decision by Judge Al
drlch filed with the clerk of the Unit
ed States district court for the dis
trict of Nex Hampshire.
The Judge also granted an exten
sion of twenty days to counsel for
Thaw In which to file their brief in
the main case. As the state of New
York through Attorney General Car
mody has already filed its brief it is
probable that the hearing In the main
case and also on the question of bail
will occur early in February.
Too Many Fingers and Toes.
. Humane Agent John Murr of Johns
town, Pa., when he visited the home
of Mrs. Mary Bardlno, aged sixteen,
found that her baby girl was born
with six fingers on one hand and six
toes on one foot. The young mother
tied strings about the sixth finger and
toe, stopping the circulation of blood
In order to get rid of them. It is
believed the little girl will live if in
fection from the crude amputation
does not spread.
Farm Hand Frozen to Death.
Christ Clark, sixty-five years old, a
farm hand, no home, was found frozen
to death near Etna, Pa. It was the
opinion of the residents that Clark
had wondered along the roadway, be
came exhausted and died from ex
posure. Call Argentine Beef Fresh.
In an opinion given to the dairy
and food commissioner, the attorney
general of Pennsylvania holds that
beef brought from South America in
refrigerator ships is not to be classed
as cold storage beef, but as fresh, and
mav be sold in this Mate as such.
Steamer Believed Lost.
No doubt remains that the German
steamer Acilia is lost, with its crew
of forty-eight, and fifty passengers. A
telegram from Valparaiso reported the
finding of two of tho Acilla's boats
containing the bodies of her second
mate and two seamen.
Six Children Burned to Death.
Six children were burned to death
when fire dos,troyed the Weathcrby
home in Coboconk. Ont.
Rebels Removing Wounded
After Battle
Photo bv American Preai AsHociution.
This picture taken at OJinaga, Mex.,
shows the wounded rebels being re
moved from the battlefield after the
engagement. The wounded are woll
cared for and ample food supplies
are on hand.
Mexican Wanted in United States
Caught IfJTexas.
General Yne? Salazar, jommander
of Mexican federal volunteers, who
was driven out of Oiinaga, Mex., by
the rebels, was arrested at Sandereon,
Recently It was reported from Mex
ico City that Sclaiar, General Past u.O
Orozco and General Caraveo, frderal
volunteer commanders, had escaped
from Ojinaga and were mr.klns tlieii
way to San Luis Potcsi in the inter!-),
of Mexico. Tl'.'s report was cvldcntl;
a ruse tcyrnable the generals to get
away. V
He was lodged in Jail by the loca
authorities to rwait-the arrival ot
United States 'federal officers, who
will tako hirtt in -charge.
English War Vessel Remains
Under 100 Feet of Water
The English submarine A7, with
sixteen officers and men on boanl.
failed to come to the surface after o
dive to the bottom of White Sand bav
during the maneuvers and all on boa-d
are undoubtedly dead.
The official statement issued by the
admiralty briefly announces that wliilF
the A7 was exercising in White Sand
bay she dived to the bottom and
failed to come to the surface. It adds
that "It Is believed the A7 is lying
four miles from Rams Head in
eighteen fathoms of water, but she
could not be located."
It is understood that the submarine
was equipped with air locks and safety
helmets. For this reason it is the
general theory that the crew was over
come by gas. It is possible the boat
was uncontrollable when she sank
through the ballast tank and pumps
not acting. This would make it im
possible to empty the tanks when the
vessel tried to rise.
Another theory is that the nose of
the submarine struck the mud at the
bottom of the bay.
Cobequid's 120 Passengers and Crew
Transferred During Heavy Sea.
The 120 persons on the stranded
steamer Cobequid are safe. All the
passengers aboard have been landed
at Yarmouth, N. S.
The decks of the Cobequid were
awasli when the transfers were niadu.
It Is likely that the ship will be saved.
The Trinity ledge, where the vessel
struck, Is six miles off the mainland
of Nova Scotia and fourteen miles
from the port of Yarmouth.
The Cobequid's officers said the
ship went aground at 6:15 o'clock
Tuesday morning. The bay of Fundy
was hidden In a dense fog at that time.
Nothing was heard from the ship
after her first call for help was picked
up by the Cape Sable wireless station
until Wednesday when the steamship
Royal George of the Canadian North
ern line, which was In the port of St.
John, picked up a faint S.' O. S. call.
The call was repeated three times,
but in spite of every effort to learn
the name of the ship sending the call
and her location no further informa
tion could be obtained.
Heroic Operation Unavailing.
A Philadelphia hospital patient upon
whom surgeons performed a rare op
eration in an effort to save him from
paresis died and doctors say one of
the most heroic experiments of sur
gery has gone to nought, Surgeons
bored a series of holes in his skull
and injected a serum Into the dis
eased brain. The operation, done
twice In Paris, was the first performed
In this country.
Killed on Way to Work.
John Caddahan, aged seventy-three,
was killed by an Krie flyer while on
his way to the Erie shops in Mead
vMle. Pa., where he has bcwi en
Volcano Eruption In Japan Oev
. astates Sakura Island
Buildings in City of Kagoshima De
stroyed by Earthquake and Its Citi
zens Scared Only Few Die There.
Sailors from a Japanese warship
found in a cave near the shore on the
island of Sakura, devastated by . the
volcano Sakurasliima, thirty-t'.iree
terror-stricken men and women.
The nearly starved natives had
sought refuge in the cave, the en
trance later being sealed with hot
ashes and warm lava many feet deep.
So far as Is known these are the
only people caught on Sakura when
the volcano burst Into eruption who
escaped death. There were 15,000 In
habitants. Five thousand of them es
caped to the mainland during the dav
of Jan. 13 before Sakurashima but
Into full eruption. A few hundred are
supposed to have escaped in small
boats during the first hour of the dis
aster, although many of these boats
From these survivors came the first
graphic story of men, women and chil
dren overcome in their attempted
flight. Many, they said, were struck
down by falling volcanic rocks and
hundreds were caught In rushing
streams of boiling lava and seen no
more. They themselves had taken
refuge In the cave until the rain of
ashes and lava had ceased. They
were then unable to venture forth,
being marooned by half cooled lava
and ashes.
Kagoshima, the city on the main
land across the bay from Sakura is
land, suffered extensively from the
earthquake. Only nine lives were lost
there, according to' the official reports.
The barracks, temples and the gov
ernor's residence crumpled up after
succeeding shocks. The soldiers' in
the barracks are now encamped In
the squares. They have Joined the
city police In preventing looting and
in the effort to restore some degree
of order in the panlcstricken city.
Well over" 1,000 refugees from the
stricken district have arrived at Kum
noto, to the north of Kagoshima.
Kumnoto and other towns to which
refugees have gone are having diffi
culty in caring for them.
The captain of a Japanese steamer
which arrived at Nagasaki told of the
scenes he had witnessed at Sakura.
The captain, who himself aided in the
rescue of 300 persons from the island,
told of the effect of the tidal wave and
earthquakes, with columns of wafer
shooting up around the boats of the
rescuers, adding more peril to their
Buildings and the sugar cane in the
fields united in one great lane of fire
and domestic animals and human
beings ran together toward the beach
In an effort to escape.
Word that all Americans at Kago
shima and the rest of the affected ter
ritory are safe was received from Carl
F. Delchman, consul at Nagasaki,
ninety mlleB away. Mr. Deichman's
telegram read: "A private telegram
states that Americans in Kagoshima
fled to Sendal, near Kagoshima. All
safe." The Americans In Kagoshima
Included a number of missionaries.
Trade Conditions Considerably Im
proved, Say Dun's.
Dun's Review of Trade says this
"Changes In business conditions
have been mainly In the direction of
improvement and confidence Is further
strengthened. The first real cold snap
of the .'winter was decidedly favorable
to the branches of retail trade large
ly dependent upon the weather, white
the demand for fuel was also acceler
ated by the exceedingly low tempera
"A significant feature Is the revival
of activity In commercial papar,
merchants and manufacturers finding
It possible to provide for their re
quirements at considerably easier
terms than heretofore.
"Almost without exception, reports
from the leading sections of the coun
try Indicate that mercantile and In
dustrial enterprises are being under
taken with increased vigor, and It is
gratifying that signs of improvement
are clearly apparent In Iron and steel."
Volcano Eruption In New Hebrides
Takes 500 Lives.
The entire western part of the is
land of Ambrym, New Hebrides, has
been devastated by volcanic eruptions,
according to news brought by the Canadian-Australian
liner Makura. Five
hundred are believed dead.
Word was received at Sydney prior
to the departure of the Makura that
on Dec. 6 six new craters were ob
served in active eruption and on tho
following day Mount Minnie'collr scd.
Inhabitants of the danger zone were
Compelled to take refuge in boats,
which they had hardly reached when
two new craters burst, overwhelming
the countryside with lava on its way
to the sea. Villages on the southern
coast also were abandoned. No lo?s
of life was reported among the whit
Volcano in Japan in '
Violent Eruption ,
t :
Photo by American Press Association.
Fleeing Express Clerk Left $11,140 at
Home of Relatives.
At Connellsvllle, Pa., detectives
of the United States Express com
pany found $11,140 of the $13,000
alleged to have been stolen by Ralph
Wiant, a night clerk, hidden- in a
crock filled with flour in the home of
Frederick B. Wlant, brother of the
missing clerk. Wiant was arrested.
He was charged with receiving stolen
goods and was released on $1,000 bail.
The detectives were given their
first clue to the hiding place of the
money when Miss Margaret Dunning
ton of Morgantown, W. Vn., whom the
fleeing clerk had asked to elope with
him, told them that when Wiant halt
ed in his flight to visit her home Tues
day he had but' $700 with him. The
rest of the "money, she declares he
told her, had been given to a relative
in Connellsville. Acting on the hint
the detectives came upon the money.
The express clerk is believed to be
making an effort to get into Canada
and all the ports of entry have been
warned to watch for him.
Minera and Operators Haven't Agreed
on Place.
Feb. 3 was chosen by representa
tives of the coal operators and miners
of the central competitive district for
the holding of the biennial wage scale
The place for holding the conference
is to be chosen later. The miners
favored Indianapolis, but the operators
suggested Atlantic City, Little Rock,
Ark., Detroit, New Orleans and Mil
waukee. The central' district is com
posed of Illinois, Ohio, western Penn
sylvania and Indiana.
The wage scale to be drafted in
February will replace the present con
tract, which expires March 31.
Hunt For Pests Is Started.
Believing that there are other pests
beside rats, the men of Tine Bank.
Greene county, Fa., have organized a
big hunt to exterminate rats, mice,
sparrows and hawks. Each hawk
killed will count as much as fifty
other pieces of game.
Pittsburg, Jan. 20.
Cattle Clioice, $8.00(0 8.90; prime,
tSAOfii S.fiO; good, $S. 15f 8.35; fair,
$7."5 ft 7.75; common, $6.507; heif
ers, $5.50'? S; common to good fat
bulls, $4.5017.50; common to good rat
cows, $3.50'?! 7; fresh cows and spring
ers, $60fi!)0.
Sheep and Lambs Frime wethers,
$5.75(?i6; good, $5.40(g5.65; fair, $4.75
5.35; culls and common, $3(f(3.50;
Iambs, $5.50(5 8.25; veal calves, $11'5
12; heavy and thin calves, $7(fJ8.
Hogs Frime heavy hogs, $8.60ffl
R fiK- henvv mixed. SS.65ffi 8.70: me
diums, heavy and light Yorkers. $8.75
(Ti 8.80 ; pigs. $8(?i S.fiO; roughs, $7.f0fW
7.90; stags, $7?7.25.
Cleveland, Jan. 20.
mttlp Choice fat steers. $7.75(fi
8.25; good to clioice, $7.25 (fi 7.75;
choice heifers, $6.75 r 7.50; milchen
and springers, $G0(fi80.
Hogs Yorkers, $S.50; mixed, $8.r0;
heavies, $8.45; pigs and lights, $8.40
8.45; stags, $7.
Sheep Mixed, $5ffi5.50; bucks, $3.50
fi4.50; culls, $3(fr4.
Calves Good to choice, $12; heavy
and common, $Gfi9.50.
Chicago, Jan. 20.
Hogs Receipts, 26.000. Bulk of
sales, $8.20 8.30; light, $8f8.25;
mixed, $S.05ff8.35; heavy. $8.05f) 8.40;
rough. $8.05fi 8.15; pigs, $6.75f8.
Pottle nerelnts. 2000. Beeves.
$6.70fi9.50; Texas steers, $6.90fi 8.10;
stockers and feeders, $5.10ffi 7.75; cows
and heifers, $3.50fi 8.50; calves, $7.50
Sheep Receipts, 10,000. Native,
$4.90 6.0.1; yenrlinus, $5.90 7.13:
Iiir"ll. ri"t'-" ?fi n0raS.l5.
Wheat May, 914.
Corn May, 65"s.
Oats-May, 30.
East Buffalo, Jan. 20.
Cattle Receipts, 100 head; market
Hogs Receipts, G.400 he-id. H-avv,
$(.50 ((18.55; mixed, $ 8.60; York
ers, $S.C0f.S.8B; pigs, $8.60; miiv'i
$6.70((i7.55; stags. $C(ij6.7u; dairie
$8.50ffi 8.C0.
Sheep Receipts. 4,500 lead; m:irk
Senator Mart na's Report on
West Virginia Strife :
Remedy For Strike Disturbances f
For Government to Own Coal Mines,
He Declares Privileges Not Denied.
In his report submitted to Chairman
Swanson of the senate committee
which investigated the coal strike dis
orders in West Virginia Senator Mar
tine says the remedy for coal strike
disturbances Is government owner
ship of the mines.
The report attributed much of the
violence and bloodshed In West Vir
ginia to the presence of armed guards
hired by the mine operators and rec
ommended the passage of a bill which
Senator Martine introduced In the sen
ate last session prohibiting the em
ployment of armed police by private
"God has blessed West Virginia
with profligate hand," says the sen
ator. "Here, above all sections
should peace, plenty and happiness
reign supreme. On the contrary, yom
committee found disorder, riot, bitter
ness and bloodshed in their stead.
"In no spirit of malice or hatred,
but with a view that the country,
through knowledge of the true condi
tions, may right the wrong, 1 charge
that the hiring of armed bodies ol
men by private mine owners and other
corporations, and the use of steel
armored trains, machine guns and
bloodhounds on defenseless men, wo
men and children, is but a little way
removad from barbarism.
"A millionaire owner of a great sec
tion of the state of West Virginia
calmly admitted on the witness stand
that bo long as he got his per ton
royalty he never Inquired further.
Coal under our civilization is a neces
sity. This great commodity cannot
be Increased a fraction of a pound,
yet our population is multiplying by
leaps and bounds' each year, thereby
Increasing the demands for this
article. We hiust have warmth for
our bodies and fuel with which to
cook our foods.
"With this condition existing and
with avarice as the dominating
characteristic in man, 1, at the risk ot
criticism by many friends and coun
trymen, unhesitatingly say that gov
ernment ownership of the mines is
the only hope or solution for those
who may come after ns."
Senator Martine. charged particular
ly with the Inquiry regarding Inter
ference with the mails and the employ
ment of contract labor, reported that
the evidence failed to establish either
of these conditions.
Against Spoils System.
President Wilson let it be known
that he was opposed to a return of the
"spoils system" of postoffice appoint
ments and would veto the postollice
appropriation bill now before the
house unless the "rider" in It exempt
ing the classified service were elimin
ated. The "rider" in the postoffice appro
priation bill as reported to the liour-e
would give the postmaster general the
right to revoke the appointment of any
assistant postmaster "and appoint his
successor at his discretion" without
regard to the civil service act or :ts
President Proposes Aid.
President Wilson conferred with
Chairman Fitzgerald of the house ap
propriations committee about an ap
propriation for the relief of Japanese
sufferers frmi earthquake and famine.
The president learned that there were
precedents for such an appropriation,
but will await word from the emperor
of Japan as to whether help Is de
sired. Would Abolish Rule of Reason.
Representative Stanley of Kentucky,
after a conference with President Wil
son, introduced an amendment to the
Sherman law, which would make
illegal the monopolization or restraint
of trade "In any degree."
It Is designed to eliminate tho "rulr
of reason" laid down by the supreme
court in the Standard Oil case.
Senate Confirms Williams.
The nomination of John Skelton
Williams, now assistant secretary of
the treasury, to be comptroller of the
currency and as such ex-olllclo mem
ber of the federal reserve bank board,
was confirmed by the senate in exec
utive session.
Gorgaa to tt Surgeon General.
President Wilson sent to the senate
the nomination of Colonel William C.
Gorgas to be surgeon general of tlui
army, with rank as brigadier general.
Would Probe Steel Again.
Another Investigation of the I'nlted
States Steel corporation was proposed
In a resolution introduced In the sen
ate by Senator Lane of Oregon.
No Woman Suffrage Committee.
Democrats of the house rules com
mittee decl.'.ed not to form a woman
suffrage commffttre of congress.
Gets Second Choice Bride.
"Love? Don't know what it Is?'
said Theodore Woloszyn of Jeannette
Pa., who appeared twice In two days
In the office of Register Wills Miller,
each time to get a license to marry a
different girl. Miss Hulik, Woloszyn's
first choice, wished to go home to be
married In Austria. To this Woloszvn
objected. He went next door, asked
Miss Tessa Okum if she would not
marry him and obtained her consent.
Body of Missing Mine Boss Found.
The mystery attending the disan
pearance at Carnegie, Pa., of Ed
ward Joyce five years ago has been
cleared up. Joyce, a mine boss, start
ed for his work one morning in 1909
and was never seen or heard from
again. His body In a good state of
preservation was discovered In an
abandoned section of the Camp Hill
mine. Fire damp is supposed to have
caused his death.
Drinking Loses Jobs For 126 Men.
Consternation prevailed in railroad
circles when 126 men employed on the
Pittsburg and Brownsville division ot
the Pittsburg and Lake Erie railroad
were dismissed summarily. The
charge In every case was drinking. It
was rumored that more men are to be
dropped. Among those discharged
were engineers, conductors, firemen
and brakemen, but no telegrapher!.
Child Coasts to Death.
Margaret Koeliuke, aged four, was
killed, her cousin, Amanda Freyvogel,
aged eight, was probably mortally in
jured, and Amanda's sister Elizabeth,
aged five, was bruised and badly
shocked when a sled on which they
were riding ran over a fifty-foot em
bankment near their home in Pitts
burg. Erie Newsboy Drowns.
Stephen Hydic, aged eleven, a news
boy, was drowned in the Erie (Pa.)
harbor when he skated Into a channel
that had been broken open by harbor
tugs. With several other boys he was
skating across the bay and while look
ing back at those following him skated
Into the opening.
Transfusion of Blood Saves Man.
Alfred Porter, aged twenty-two,
of Erie, Pa., is believed to be out
of danger following a transfusion of
blood into his veins from the body of
Henry Festing, uncle of the young
man. The patient could not have
lived but for the tralisfuslon, the sur
geons say.
Rides on Ticket Forty Years Old.
While bringing his train over the
Pittsburg division of the Pennsylvania
railroad, Conductor Harry Relgh was
greatly astonished when a passenger,
an aged woman, handed him a ticket
reading from Pittsburg to Altoona
dated Feb. 1, 1S73. It was accepted
as a fare.
Citizsna Wreck School.
Because the authorities attempted
to enforce the vacation laws citizens
broke Into the Calhoun school house
In West Providence township, Bedford
county, Pa., and destroyed books,
furniture, overturned a stove and com
mitted other depredations.
Girl Dies by Own Hand.
Miss Goldie Bruce, aged fifteen,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Bruce
of Hull Creek road, East Deer town
ship, took poison and died in the home
of her sister in Tarentum, Pa. A
quarrel with her lover is said to have
caused the act.
Refuse Mothers' Pension Aid.
Tho board of Crawford county (Pa.)
commissioners has decided not to tako
advantage .if the mothers' pension act
ns passed by the last state legislature.
They claim the present system does
not involve so much red tape.
Plants Tree That Forms His Coffin.
John Snyder, a farmer, was burled
near Ilarrinburg, Pa., In a coffin madi
of wocd from a walnut tree which he
had planteo and had cared for all his
life. Ho was aged seventy-fire years.
A Wandering Scot's Tribulations.
A (ilusguw uiiiii who recently took
up resldeiicu in London. uys the tilaa
gow News, selected from tUe people
answering his advertisement for rooms
u landlady boasting the name of Mao
kn.v. That name, even without the
lady's protestations, convinced hliu
that lie was going to u "home from
home." On arriving, his pleasurable
anticipation was Increased when he
was informed that It was "taken for
grunted" he would have porridge for
breakfast. Ho was astounded, how
ever, to llnd the oatmeal served cold
niul solid uiul profusely sprinkled with
parsley. Something approaching a
scene occurred when lie Intimated to
the lady that he required the dish
brought hot uiul fresh anil without veg
etable embellishment. With u gesture
of despair she led him to the kitcheu.
where on the shelf was u row of bowls
containing bis weekly supply of para
ley decorated porridge! .
Our Musical Nerves.
Everybody who lias been to the den
tist's knows only too well that the
teeth have nerves connected with them.
These nerves lead to i-ci'taln knots of
nerve tissue called ganglia, from which
also proceed other nerves Unit pass to
tlie auditory chambers of the ear. It
you grind your teeth ever so slightly
you will Hud that yon bear t lie sound
very distinctly. The vibrations mused
by yrinilinu are conveyed to the audi
tory chamber, where a series of prya
mill cells of varying lengths are so ar
ranged as to operate like keys of a
piano. These cells, each of which re
sponds to a particular note, are con
nected bv nerve Hirenils, like piano
wires. Willi the uiiiln nerve of hearing
-n complex anil beautiful arrangement
to which we owe our (siwer to appre
ciate the cHjuiiitc luruouiiut uX uiu&ic.