The Forest Republican. (Tionesta, Pa.) 1869-1952, February 04, 1914, Image 1
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Justices of the Pecuie C. A. Randall, D. W. Clark. Oounetimen. J. W, Landers, Q. B. Rob inson, K. J. Hopkins, O. K. Watson, U. W. Uolemao, J. H. Mue, Charles Clark. Constable li. L. Zuvnr. Collector W. H. Hood. School Directors W. C. Imel, J, K. Clark, S. M. Henry, Q. Jainlesoo, D. H. Blum. FOREST COUNTY OFFICERS. Member of Congress Vf . J. Hulings. Member of Semite J. It. P. Hall. . Assembly A. K. Mechlina. l. President Judge W. D. Hinckley. Associate Judges Samuel Aul, Joseph M. Morgan. Prothonotary, Register dt Recorder, te. -8. R. Maxwell. Sheriff Wm. H. Hood. .,, Treasurer W. H. Brar.ee. Commissioners-Wm. H. Harrison, J. C. Soowden, II. II. MoClellan. District Attorney M. A. Carrlnger. Jury Commissioners J . B. Eden, A.M. Moore. Coroner Dr. M. 0 Kerr. County Auditor! George H. Warden, A. C. Uregg and 8. V. Shields. County Surveyor Roy 8. Braden. County Superintendent J. O. Carson. . Keaslsr Terais af Csait. Third Monday of February. Third Monday of May. Third Monday or tteptemDer. Third Monday of November. Regular Meetings of County Commis sioners 1st and Sd Tuesdays of month. t'barea aaa Habbaih Meksal. 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. Preaoblng in the Presbyterian oho rob. every Sabbalu at 11:00 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Rev. U. A. Bailey, Pastor. The regular meetings of the W. C. T. O. are held at the headquarters on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. TI .N ESTA LODGE, No. 869, 1. 0. 0. F. M ents every Tuesday evening, In Odd Fellows' Hall, Partridge building. CAPT. GEORGE STOW POST, No. 274 G. A. R. Meets 1st Tuesday after noon of each month at 3 o'clock. CAPT. GEORGE STOW CORPS, No. 137, W. R. C, meets first and third F. RITCHEY, ATTORN EY-AT-LAW, Tioneata, Pa. MA. CARRINGER, Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law. Office over Forest County National Bank Building, TIONESTA, PA. CURTIS M. 8HAWKEY, ATTORN EY-AT-LAW, Warren, Pa. Practice in Forest Co. AC BROWN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Offloein Arner Building, Cor. Elm and Bridge Sta., Tlonesta, Pa. ?RANK S. HUNTER, D. D. 8. Rooms over Citizens Nat. Rank, HON ESTA, PA. DR. F.J. BOVARD, Physician A 8urgeon, TIONESTA, PA. Eyes Tested and Glasses Fitted. D R. J. B. BIGGINS. Physician and Murgeon, OIL CITY, PA. HOTEL WEAVER, 8. E. PIERCE, Proprietor. Modern. and up to-date in all its ap pointments. Every convenience and oomfort provided for the traveling public CENTRAL HOUSE, R. A. FULTON, Proprietor. Tlonseta, Pa. This is the mostcentrally 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's grocery store on Elm Btreet. Is prepared to do all Inds of ouBtora work from the finest to the ooarsest and guarantees his work to five perfect satisfaction. Prompt at ten Ion given to mending, and prices rea , tonable. 3Ut-CbSiuiiy uaou i for 34 .years . 1 KMOrtSAU DESIRE FOR DRINK DRUGS 4246 Fifth AvlP.ttsburgh.Pa. CHICHESTER S PILLS W. TIIK 1(1 MONK 11 II AMI. A UlAlio.Mt lilt AMI IMI.I.H. for life ffirlnt yen known as Best, Safest. Always Relithls SOLD BY DRUGGISTS EVERYWHERE kVMM 60 YEARS' vr V EXPERIENCE A Trade Marks sVk. fsraiRMa w . A .. Designs ' T 1 1 1 1 . Copyrights Ac Anron sending S "ketch and description msf Quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an Inrentlnn Is probably patentapie. Oomrminlrs. tlons strictly oonllilentlal. Handbook on Patent ient free. Oldest airency for securlna-patents. Patents taken thrnuiih Munu Co. rocelr tprrint nrtict, without clmme. Intba Scientific American. A handsomely Illustrated weekly. Lnnrest dr. dilation of any scientific Journal. Terms, :t reur: four months, II. Sold by all newsdealer illJNN&Co.36,Bro'd''NewYorli Branch OBice, G25 V (jt.. Wash in I oil, U. C Ladl.nl Auk yovr vniMiit lor a t'lil-rkr-trr' Diamond Ilrad I'llll In llrd n.l Uold niculllcV !. Italf.1 ith Blue Rllhon. l Take ii othrp. Jlujr of vnr llrairirl.t. Ask f it II . II t H-TFR S County Auditors Report, 1913 W H. Brsxee, Treasurer of Forest Coun ty, la aooount with the Liquor Licenses foi the year ending January S, 1914, Dr. To amount reo'd or L W. Dana..$ 100 00 Amouut ree'd J. J Young loo 00 Amount rec'il Jos. Pierce 200 00 Amount ree'd II. 8. ('anfleld 100 00 Amount reo'd B. A. Fulton 200 00 700 00 Cr. By am't transferee to State acct. S lAii '26 4 per cent commission on S 175 00 8 75 Am't. trausfered to County soot.. 105 00 Paid Harmony Twp. treasurer... 00 00 Paid Jeuks Twp. treasurer 120 00 Paid Tlouesta Boro treasurer 240 00 1700 00 V. H. Brszee, Treasurer of Forest Coun ty, in aooouut with the Stats of Peunsylva uta, for the year ending January 5, 1014. Dr. To balance January 4, 1913 $ 35 M Amount of liquor license M... 175(0 Retail mercantile lax, 1913 920 93 Slate personal lux, 1913 1,804 59 Wholesale mercaullle tax, 1913... 6 KS Brokers license 20 00 itealaurant license 10 60 Billiard license 160 00 Hunters license, non-resident 40 00 :t,lH2 83 Cr. By State Treasurers receipts $ 2,0.16 10 Printing bills allowed 100 62 Postage 6 82 Uucollec table mercantile tax ' 16 92 1 per ceut corn, on $1,804 SO .. 18 CI 5 per cent com. on St, 28.46 64 26 Hunters license, non resident 40 00 , 93,182 83 V. H. Brazee, Treasurer of Forest Coun ty, in account with the Dog Fuud, for the year ending Jauuary 5, 1914. Dr. To balance Januaiy 4, 1913.... S 896 81 Dog tax, 1913 701 00 31,597 83 Cr. By sheep orders redeemed g 41 00 4 percent commission 1 64 Paid Barnetl Twp. school treas... 74 44 Harmony Twp. school treas 84 9 Hickory Twp. school treas 68 31 Howe Twp. school treas 97 22 Jenks Twp. school treas 132 2fi Kmgsley Twp. school treas 62 21 Green Twp. school treas 46 42 Tlouesta Twp. school treas 65 69 Tlonesta Boro school treas 38 54 4 per cent commission on S07.03 211 80 Exonerations, 1911, "12, '13 106 75 Balance 751 61 ' S 1,897 83 To balanoe, Jan. S, 1915 9 751 61 W. H. Brazee, Treasurer ot Forest Ooun tv, In account with the Redemption Fund, for the year endlug January 5, 1914. Dr. To balance Jauuary 4, lb. 3 ... $ 315 73 Received of Leo Kosenblat 8 96 Received of G. V. Buhl 23 44 Received of G. W. Robinson 1.1 65 Received of Q. W. Buhl 40 62 Received or G. W. Robinson 33 86 Received of J. W. Baxter 13 69 Received of A. E. Daniels 41 51 Received E. E. Norton 29 30 Received F. B. Barnard - 27 93 S547 b9 Cr. By paid 8. M. Henry $ 23 44 M. A. Carrlnger 8 06 J. T. Brennau 58 61 Da'.lbousen 29 30 O. W. Proper 27 93 W. N. Magee 22 12 8 M. Henry ; 40 62 H.W.Tracy 33 86 J. F. Proper 23 75 N. P. Wheeler 117 48 W.N. Magee 34 70 4 per ceut com. on (450 77 - 18 13 By balance 7S 89 $547 69 To balance, January 5, 1913 S 78 89 W. H. Brazee, Treasurer or Forest Coun ty, in account with said County for the year endlug January 5, 1914. Dr. To balance January 4, 1913 $14,588 29 Trausfered from liquor license..... 105 00 Sixty day list, 1913 10 60 Seated tax, 1913 13,256 33 Uuseated lax, 1913 1,5,53 07 8tate persoual lax, 1913 1,339 90 Jury fees 4 00 Commonwealth costs 15 00 Forfeited bond C. Thomas 490 00 Tax of W. H. Hood 20 Attorney fees 12 00 Stove sold 5 00 Old platik sold 3 88 Hunters license, non-resident 40 00 Sealed land tax from County 14H 01 Kingsley township road 2 50 Credit on Poor and Twp. acct 430 00 $32,000 58 Cr. By orders redeemed $17,329 79 Notifying taxables 5 08 4 per cent commission 693 40 Vital statistics 73 25 4 per ceut commission 2 93 County rnstltute. 1912- '13 302 90 4 per cent commission 12 12 8cbool directors convention '12 '13 256 67 4 per ceut commission 10 26 Exonerations County 1911-12-13.. 118 40 Exoneratious Slate 1911-12-13 28 58 6 per cent collector's abatement... 532 94 2 and 5 per cent collectors com 484 87 4 per cent com. hunters license 1 60 Error in asssessmeot 74 Lands ret'd 1912 credit collectors 126 04 By balance 12,020 72 (32,000 68 To balanoe January 5, 1914 $12,020 72 W H. Brazee, Treasurer of Forest Coun ty, in account with tbe Poor Funds, for the year ending Jauuary 5, 1914. Dr. To balance January 4, 1913 $ 4,707 74 Seated tax 1913 7,054 96 Uuseated tax 1913 lr.'6 06 Seated lands from County 82 22 F. Filziierald acct. J. Black 140 79 E. Rudolph acct. Son .. 25 00 A. C. Urey acct. Mrs. Urey 4S 00 Accoant Mary Cropp 25 00 Account J. Hinder S 00 Boarding men 21 25 Boarding borse 43 00 Coal sold 40 73 Hay sold 147 73 Oil sold 54 39 Cows sold 60 00 Pigs sold 10 50 Chickens sold , 10 75 Beef sold 23 85 Butter sold 2 85 Mileage refunded 18 74 Jefferson county 1 00 Team work 2 00 Tax missed on duplicate 5 86 $14,357 42 Cr. By orders redeemed .......$ 6,883 98 4 per cent commission 275 36 Interest 00 bonds ... 400 00 4 per cent commission 16 00 Exonerations 1911-12-13 61 05 5 per cent collectors abatement... 319 77 2 and 5 per cent collectors com... 290 93 Charged to County account 42 40 Error In assessment 52 Lands ret'd 1912 credit to Gol 75 52 By balance 5,99189 $14,357 42 To balance January 5, 1914 $ 6,991 89 8. R Maxwell, I'rothonolary, etc., ef Forest County, in account with said Coun ty, for tbe year ending January 5, 1914. ' v " Dr. To orders drawn S 242 00 Cr. By fees allowed $ 212 00 W H Hood, Sheriff of Forest County, In account with Hald County, fur the year end ing January 8, 1914, Dr. To orders drawn $ 374 44 Cr. By fees allowed.. $ 74 4) Jailors salary 300 00 $374 44 M. A. Carrlnger, District Attorney or Forest County, in account with said Coun ty, for the year endlug January 5, 1914. Dr To orders drawn $ 400 00 Cr. By salary $ 400 00 The County Commissioners of Forest County, in account with said Couuty, for tbe year ending January 6, 1914. Dr. W. H. Harrison, orders drawn $ 800 00 J. G. Scowden, orders drawu 800 00 H. H. McClellan orders drawn... 810 00 $2,400 00 Cr. W. H. Harrison, by salary $ 800 00 J. C. Soowden, by salary 800 00 H. H. McClellan, by salary 8D0 00 $2,400 00 County and Poor Tax In bands or Col lectors uncollected January 5, 1914 Barnett township, 1913 $ 99 81 Green " 1111 125 28 " " 1912 158 80 " ' 1913 972 47 Hrmony " 1913 324 98 Hickory " 1905 45 70 ' " 1912 3 64 " ' 1913 188 68 Howe " 1913 826 4' Jenks " 1912 151 67 " 1913 752 69 Kingsley " 1910 3.-9 95 " " 1911 589 49 " 1912 419 50 " ' 1913 143 78 Tlonesta '' 1913 2(4 7!) Tionesta Borough, 1903 HO 67 ' ' 1904 109 75 " " 1913 371 04 $5 906 98 RECAPITULATION OF BALANCES Dog fuud $ 751 61 Couuty fund 12,020 92 Poor fund 6 991 89 School fund 2 .337 40 Bulldlug fund 165 05 Cash fund 1,458 00 Hood fund 8 44 Road fund 2 52 $22,814 73 State of Pennsylvania, County of Forest. , " We, lbs undersigned Auditors in and for said County, do hereby certify that we met at the Court House, In Tlonesta Borough, in said County, accord! ug to law, and did audit and adjust tbe several accounts or tbe Treasurer, Protbonotary, BherihT, District Attorney and Couuty Commissioners, or said Couuly, for tbe year A D 1913, and find tbem as set forth la tbe foregoiug re port In witness whereof we have here unto set our bands and seals this 22ud day ot January, 1914. G. H. WARDEN, Isral ( County A. C. Git EGG, 8BALJ ( Auditors Attest D. W. CLARK, Clerk STATEMENTlfJXPENDITURES. Commissioners' statement of expend! tuies of Forest Countv for tbe year end ing January Sih, 1914: Justices of tbe Peace f 276 00 Coostablee 204 35 Witnesses 153 66 Sheriff 374 4 4 Protbonotary, elo 242 02 District Attorney 4(10 00 Stenogrspher 313 66 Telephone and telegraph 62 07 Kerundlng orders 334 79 Soldiers' burial and headstones... 195 00 Livery 27 00 Koad Views 194 69 County Superintendent 7 75 Cniutnissionnrs' trav. expense ... 114 77 Eleotion expense 717 27 Western Penitentiary 115 00 Reform School 108 80 Coroner's inquests 5 43 Board of prisoners 10 00 Medical attendance (jail) S 50 Fuel, light and water 425 69 Commissioners -books, station ery, eto 239 63 Prothonotary books, sta. elo 93 75 Treasurer books, stationery, eto 50 00 Sbentl -books, stationery, eto 2 00 Court House and Jail repairs and supplies 144 49 Bridge repairs 2.36 72 Jury Commissioners 63 30 Grand Jurors 455 24 Traverse Jurors 1,102 94 Tipstaves and Court Crier 153 00 Assessors 1,406 63 Commissioner-.' Halanes 2,400 00 Commissioners' Clerk salary 900 00 Auditors and Clerk 1 124 48 Insurance 193 00 Janitor 640 00 Court Auditor 10 00 Printing 601 60 September primaries 748 92 Solicitor 100 00 Grand Army ot tbe Republic 46 00 Repairing lime lock Treasurer's office 15 00 Express and d ray 1 11 k 24 21 forest tires 6 93 Donation toCbildren's Home 10 00 Bounties 00 noxious si) I male 777 00 Estimating timber 192 18 Attorney's expense to llarrm- burg meeting with water com. 57 96 Dues to Commissioners' con 10 00 Law library 248 21 School Directors' Convention and Teachers' Institute 1912 1913 659 66 Vital statistics 73 25 Seated lend returns for 1912, cred ited to collectors 126 04 Notifying taxables 5 08 Treas.' coin, and exonerations ... 808 03 Collectors' com, sod abatements 1,017 81 $19,979 66 FINANCIAL STATEMENT. ASSETS. Amount In Treasurer's bands, uncollected isxes, etc $12,020 72 Amount due trout Townships and individuals 26 03 Amount due from State, Sep tember primaries 748 92 Amount due from State, boun ties paid 777 00 Bridiie plank in stock 700 00 Seated lands returned for 1912... 126 04 $14,398 71 Liabilities None Commissioners' statement of expendi tures of tbe Forest County Poor District for tbe yesr endlnu Jsnuary 6tb, 1914: Salaries, wages and labor $1,603 71 Provisions and supplies 656 21 fuel and light 458 HI Clothing and shoes 53 96 Kurniture.beddinir, dry goods Ac 62 12 Medicine snd medical supplies... 86 60 Repairs 97 04 Commissioners' trav. expense 49 98 Farm expense 654 46 Physician 150 00 Commissioners' Clerk 120 00 Telephone and telegraph 25 45 Solicitor 60 (X) Livery 6 45 Buildings and improvements 174 81 Insurance 10 78 Outside relief 702 09 lussne in State Hospital 1,810 25 Extraordinary expense 640 25 Bringing in paupers 2 00 Express 95 Justices of tbe Peace 8 60 Burial or paupers 10 00 Trsnsporting paupers 47 71 Feeble minded in Train. School.. 212 95 Treas.' com. and exonerations 352 93 To county account 42 40 Collectors' com. snd abatements.. 610 70 Interest on bonds 400 00 Seated lands returned for 1912, credited to Collectors 75 62 $H,365 53 From the above total deduct tbe follow ing Hems which will show the net expen ditures of the Poor District: Amount of produce, elo., sold from County Farm $ 417 65 Amonot received for support of patients, such amount having been advanced by poor diBtriot 262 65 Collectors' 00m. and abatements.. 610 70 Treas.' com. and exonerations..,.. 352 93 Interest on bonds 400 00 Sested lends returned for 1912, credited to Collectors 76 62 $2,119 45 Net cost of poor for year 1913 6,248 08 FINANCIAL STATEMENT. Amount In Treasurer's band , uncollected taxes, etc $5,991 89 Due from individuals 617 74 Liabilities 8,490 37 $10,000 00 UABILITIKS. Bonds outstanding $10,000 00 State of Pennsylvania,) County or Forest. I ' We, the undersigned Commissioners of Forest County, and Forest County i"oor District, do hereby certify that tbe fore uolng statement of receipts and expendi tures snd ststement of assets and liabill .ies are correct and true, to the best of our knowledge snd belief. W. H. HARRISON, fsBAL J. C. SCOWDEN, fmsALl h. h. McClellan, seal Attest County Commissioners. 8. M. HENRY, Clerk. CONGRESS Wilson Indorses Navy Increase. "I am authorized by President Wil son to tell the committee that he ap proves thin naval increase program. I conferred with him before coming to the committee and am speaking the last word." Thus Secretary Daniels announced to the house naval affairs committee, urging additional naval construction. "I recommend to the committee and to congress," said Mr. Daniels, "author ization for the construction of at least two battleships of the first class, eight torpedo boats and three submarine de stroyers. This Is the smallest pro gram that should be considered by the committee even under the most eco nomic legislative plan. Farm Land Bank System. There was introduced In congress a bill providing for the establishment of a national farm land bank system. This measure is tentatively the ad-mii'-strntion bill for the establishment of uational rural credit system. Tue bill as Introduced provides for the creation, operation and super-visl-n ot a national farm land bank system through which the farm land banks to be established under the terms of the act or to be created through the federalization of existing state farm mortgage concerns and farmers' banks shall become the new rural credit system of the United States. Radium Bill Appears. A radium conservation bill was In troduced In the house today by Chair man Poster of the house mines and mining committee, which provides for government ownership and operation of radium bearing ores on public lands and distribution of the radium for free use In cancer treatment. No effort will be made by the government to take over any private claims to radium lands now being operated. Prospec tors will be encouraged to locate the radium ores on public lands, hut the government will get the ores and ex tract the radium at its own plants or at private plants under Its supervision. Holler For Stock Exchange Legislation. Scores of letters urging stock ex change legislation have been received by the sennte committee on banking and currency. The announcement that hearings will begin Feb. 4 has aroused such wide Interest that It now is believed stock exchange legislation will he made a distinct Issue this session. not Barn's Fault. Sam Sncduker. the commissary man and held In the community to be a good cliiiivliiium. annoyed the minister extremely by gel ting up and walking out of the church while the sermon was In progress. TI10 preacher spoke to Sam 11 bout It. "It Isn't m.v fault, doc." Sain pro tested. "It's a sort of ntlliction I got." The preacher told Sam he'd better see the camp doctor. A few days later the preacher met the doctor. "Did Sum Hiiedpfcpr come to you for advice?" asked the preacher. "Vis." said Hit' doctor, "but I told Sam I couldn't do anything for him." "Wlni I was Sam's 11 miction?" "Allllc'imi! lie didn't say anything ilicnit that Sam said he'd been trou bling yon by walking iti his Bleep." I New Yolk Post, LAUD GREW OF RAMMED SHIP No Panic Aboard Mcnroe; Fog Cajses Collision 43 D!E IN LATEST SEA TRAGEDY Nineteen Passengers Go to Death When Liner Nantucket Crashes Into Old Dominion Line Steamer Monroe. Lost, passengers, 19; crew, 24. Total, 43. Saved, passengers, 36; crew, 55. Total, 91. This Is the tragic summary of the wreck of the Old Dominion liner Mon roe, rammed and sunk by the steam ship Nantucket off Chesapeake hay. Surrounded by a dense sea fog the two ships approached each other. Not until they were within actual hall of the voice did the officers of either craft discover the lights of the other. Then it was too late. The whistles shrieked their warning, the signal bells tinkled too late. The great steel prow of the Nan tucket struck the Monroe about thirty feet abaft her port how. Right through her plates the Nantucket crushed away like a knife through :heese. The ship was rent in an in stant. The blow had struck to her very vitals. She filled and sank and now lies wholly submerged In nearly forty fathom 1 of water. A list of passengers lost from the steamer Monroe corrected and -compiled by the Old Dominion Steamship company Is as follows: First Class Mrs. W. L. Bolton, Newark, N. J. W. C. Clausen, Milwaukee, Wis. Lieutenant L. B. Curts, U. S. army. J. Edwards, U. S. navy. .Mrs. D. Gibson, New York. J. Cortlandt Haskell, New York. Mrs. T. R. Harrington, Bridgeport, Conn. W. H. Ingram, Sumter, N. C. M. R. Jelleff. Macaria Theatrical Co. Mr. Lewis, Macaria Theatrical Co. J. Okakamato, Japanese. Mrs. C. W. Pools, Gray, Va. Poole child, infant, Gray, Va. J. F. Ray, New York. O. Wagner, U. S. marine corps. Steerage J. P. Mildert. New York. M. Bolen, New York. C. Roper, New Y'ork. N. I. Wilson, New Y'ork. Shocking as was the tragedy the gal lantry "of the officers and crew of the doomed ship and of the vessrl which had struck the fearful blow must fur nish a brilliant page for the annals of the American merchant marine. . The white seamen and the black stewards vied with each other In deeds of gallantry and self-sacrifice that find their prototypes In the history of the men of the sea from the earliest days. The stewards, with life preservers, isslsted the passengers, the most of whom vere clad only in night robes. They fastened the preservers about them, they helped them over the side to the boats, they cajoled and en couraged them and, let this be re membered, these stewards were black men. Many of them were drowned In the rush of waters that followed the downward plunge of the ship. When the crash came practically all of the passengers on the Monroe was asleep. The force of the Impact threw them out of their berths. Frightened by the shock they rushed to the deck In their night clothes only to find that the ship was filling and sinking rapidly. Many of the passengers and crew In stantly threw themselves into the sea, seeing that there would not be time to lower the lifeboats and most of these were aaved. But there were many passengers and seamen who went down with the ship before ever reaching the deck. Captain Johnson and all of the of ficers of the ship except J. E. Gately were saved. The officers were picked up out of the sea by small boats from the Nantucket. All of the passengers who were saved were rescued In that manner. The wireleta calls for aid went out 'rom the Monroe immediately after the crash and were caught as far away as Boston, but there were no other ships close enough to reach the scene In time to render any aid. Though the Nantucket was badly damaged hff lifeboats were quickly manned and put overboard and the work of rescue began. Though lost In the mist almost immediately aftr-r their boats left the side of the ship tho sallon of the Nantucket went about their work undaunted and re mained at the scene until no more persons were to be found. "It was Just a solid stunning crash, no grinding and gritting, but thunder ing crunch," said a Mrs. Rollins, one of the rescued. "I had called my hus band and iie started to rise when the shock camt. He tumbled out of his bunk, grabbing a single piece of his clothing, and together we made our way Into the dining saloon. The ship already was careening and the dpek was on a steep slant. "I do not know how long the Mon roe floated, but It seemed to me It was hardly ten minutes from the time she was struck until I was swept off the rail by a wave of water and saw the of the ship, which vns a little space not bigger than a hall bedroom, disappear beneath the v.aters. "The crew was just as brave as they could be. There was uo excite- . ' '!',, " r-rt l , r" J : E it. : ; ' K 1 - -fir LU 2- S2 CD S cn az u-i -1 u j Li as 0 C3 C3 5 1 v 8 mi w z . m . ? a S t ' ; o Jw : l. n O O v. C 2 . c - v. - ' S t 0 5" C 0 " C a O 4 meat such as I would have expected Everybody worked fast and furiously but very quietly. The moment almost that I hit tiie water 1 was assisted by three men and they held me up and encouraged me. We were all picked up by a lifeboat and then 1 fainted." Mr. Rollins remained in the water for forty-five minutes calling for help and finally was picked up. E. J. J. Newby, U. S. N., was among the survivors aboard the Nantucket. Mr. Newby said: "I was In bed when tho crush carpo and grabbed my trousers, " coat and cap and what little money I had. Im mediately the ship listed and in going up on deck I had to crawl like a monkey hand over hand. "The officers of the vessel acted with promptness and elliclency. In an incredibly short time all of the ollicers and the members of the crew were at their proper posts." FUTURE SEEMS BRIGHTER Every Reason For Improved Trade Conditions, Says Dun's Review. Dun's Review of Trade says this week: "Recent improvement in business conditions Is iu some measure senti mental and certain branches of trade and Industry have not shared in tho forward movement to nny appreciable extent. Briefly summed up the situa tion continues Irregular, although there Is tangible reason for the better feeling prevalent. "A noticeable revival of activity has occurred in some mercantile lines and this is especially true of the leading dry goods markets, in which prospects appear quite favorable. Conservatism 1b manifest where distant purchases are Involved but orders for immediate delivery are steadily expanding. An other reassuring feature is the fact that the turning point In Iron and steel seems to havo been dclinitely reached." ORDERS SALEOF WABASH Judge Adam in St. Louis Authorizes Foreclosure. Because the Wabash railroad re ceivers were unable to take advantage of a legal opportunity to save the road from foreclosure by paying the de faulted Interest, aggregating more than $4,000,000, the sale of the system was authorized by Judge Kliiier B. Adams in the United States 1 ircuit court n St. Louis. The decree of foreclosure was hand ed down on motion of the Kquitablu Trust compuny of New York, which as trustee holds $40,600,000 in the bonds of the Wubash. Judge Adams directed that no bids for the property lower than 4't4,Ol)0, 000 be accepted and that the sale be made without appraisement. Ex-Governor Beaver Passes Away. General James Adams Beaver, aged seventy-six, justii e of the superior court and former governor of Penn sylvania, died In his home In Belle fonte from arterio sclerosis. General Beaver's death Is the last of Belle fonte's trio of governors, Curtin, Heaver and Ilasting.i. Self Sustained Humor. "How did Boriim get his reputation as a raconteur? His stories are not really amusing, and he doesn't tell Ihem very well." "No. Rut he can laugh at them tu i' way that makes htm sound Mko a rrowd." Washington Star. Wrappings of the Mummies. The cloth woven by the ancient Kgyptlans was so durable that 'though ft has been used for thousands of years as wrappings of the mummies the Arabs of today can wear It. It is all of linen, the ancient Kgyptiaus con sidering; wool uucleuu EXPLANATION IS FURNISHED Gompers at Miners' Convention Defends Federation RESENTS FLINGS FIRED AT An Assessment For Copper Mine Strikers in Michigan Would Have Wrecked Federation, Says President. In response to the request of tht United Mineworkers that he appear before thenr and explain the alleged apathy of the American Federation of Labor in connection with the copper miners' strike In Michigan Samuel Gompers, president of the federation, addressed the convention. "1 have given and will continue to give all that is In me to further the strike of copper miners," asserted Mr. Gompe'-s. "You may not know that the miners only pay nine cents a year to the American Federation of Labor. That is all the other organiza tions affiliated with the federation pay also. Do you think we can accumu late a large defense fund on that tax? "Mr. Moyer says the strike costs about $.10,000 a week. The federation could raise only $90,000 In six months if every organization were to pay. An assessment would mean the disintegra tion of the American Federation of Labor, for the constitution provides for the expulsion of any union which does not meet Its assessments and only about one-third of the unions can pay." Mr. Gompers denied that he main tained a machine to keep himself In office and, as an illustration, said iie had two offers of positions from the governor of a great state, one paying $S,000 a year and the other $10,000, but bad refused both to continue in the labor movement. "The labor movement Is a part ol my life," he continued, "and I'm going to stick to it. You may drive me out of office, but you can't drive me out of the movement." Answering the published reports that the delegates tiad referred to the executive officers of the federation as "fossilized" and booze fighters, Mr. Gompers declared that, although ho owns up to sixty-four years, he is as well preserved as any man of his ago and that eight of the eleven men on the executive council are total ab stainers. When Duncan McDonald, delegate from Illinois, told Mr. Gompers that he did make the reported statements referred to the convention cheered. Mr. Gompers challenged any man to show he had not done his work thoroughly. Ho asked the delegates to read the report on the development of Industrial unionism and said that every encouragement for amalgama tion had been given by the federation. The convention voted to increase the salary of I'tesident White frcm $3,000 to $4,000 a year. SAY "PLOT" WAS FRAMEUP Huerta's Way to Get Rid of Enemies, It Is Claimed. Two Fellcistas, Fidonlo Hernandez, who was secretary to General Felix Diaz, and GiiMermo Meijuelro, both members of the house of representa tives from Oazaca and who were ar rested In Mexico City when President 1 Inert 1 dissolved congress but were Inter releused, were arrested on a charge of b lng implicated in the plot for an uprising on Feb. 12. Secretary of the Interior Alcocer says t ho numerous sudden arrests have prevente 1 the conspirators from formulating a definite plan. Up to the time of their arrest they had merely been .developing a seditious propa ganda and the action of the govern ment had probably disconcerted their schemes. Secretary Alcocer said that no political parties were implicated but merely Individuals who were In imical to the government. Prominent Feliclstas deny the exist ence ot a plot against the life of Iluerta. They declare that the excite ment was started and the charges were made by the government as an excuse for the arrest of the men and to get rid of them. The police ex onerate the Fellcistas, but declare ths plot was organized by partisans nf Carranza to bring about the over throw of Iluerta. CULLOM LEFT $100,0:0 Friends Surprised at Wealth of Late Senator. Shelby M. Cullom, former senator and late resident commissioner of the Lincoln Memorial commission, died possessed of $100,000 In glltedged stocks when the men who had bet n his closest friends in congress for a generation thought him wltlu ut a dollar. So sure were they In this esMmate that all of the Democratic senators' joined last March in the vote which gave the aped man a $3,000 salary f t commissioner. Wellsville, O., Goes Dry. Tho dry s won by seventy-one votf In the local option election in Well ville, O. The vote was 975 against 904 for the wets. Robbers Attack Postoffice Safe. The posti Mice at Dunlo, near Johns town, Pa., was bur'brized Mini about $r.0 in cash and $100 in stumps taken from the aafo.