The Forest Republican. (Tionesta, Pa.) 1869-1952, February 04, 1914, Image 2
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Justices of the Peace O. A. Randall, D. W. Clark. Oounetimen. J. W, Landers, Q. B. Rob inson, R. J. Hopkins. O. F. Watson, O. W. Holeman, J. B. Muse, Charles Clark, Constable L. L. Ztiver. Collector W. H. Hood. School Directors W. C. Imel, J. R. Clark, 8. M. Henry, Q. Jatnieson, D, H. Blum. FOREST COUNTY OFFICER. S. Member of Congress Vf . J. Bulings. Member of tienateJ. IC. P. Hall. , , Assembly k. R. Mechllnu. l. President Judge W. D. Hinckley. Associate Judges Samuel Aul, Joseph M. Morgan. Prothonolary, Register dt Recorder, t. -8. R. Maxwell. MlerW Wm. H. Hood. ,,, Treasurer W. H. Brazee. Commissioners Wm. H. Harrison, J. C. 8oowden, H. H. MoClellan. District Kttorney M. A. Carrlnger. Jury Commissioners 3. B. Eden, A.M. Moore. Coroner Dr. M. 0 Kerr. County Auditors Qeorge H. Warden, A. C. Gregg and 8. V. Shields. CbutUv burvevor Roy 8. Braden. County Superintendent J . O. Carson. Rsa-alax Tsras f Ceart. Third Monday of February. Third Monday or May. Third Monday of September. Third Monday of November. Regular Meetings of County Commis sioners 1st and 3d Tuesdays of month. ' . Chareh mu4 Msbkanh SokMl. 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. Wolcolt, Pastor. Preaching in the Presbyterian church every Sabbatb at 11:00 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Rev. H. A. Bailey, Pa-tor. The regular meetings of the W. C. T. U. are held at the headquarters on the second and fourth Tuesdaya of each month. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. TI' .N ESTA LODGE, No. 869, 1. 0. 0. F. M eots every Tuesday e venin g, 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. 187, W. R. C, meets first and third ' Wednesday evening of each month. IF. RITCHEY, . ATTORN EY-AT-LAW, Tlonesta, Pa. MA. CARRINGER, Attorney and Counaellor-at-Law. Offloe over Forest County National Bank Building, TIONESTA, PA. CURTIS M. 8HAWKEY, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Warren, Pa. Practice in Forest Co. AC BROWN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Offloe In Arner Building, Cor. Elm and Bridge Sta., Tlonesta, Pa. MtANK 8. HUNTER, D. D. 8. Rooms over Citizens Nat. Bank, HON ESTA, PA. DR. F. J. BOVARD, Physlolan A Surgeon, TIONESTA, PA. Eyes Tested and Glasses Fitted. D R. J. B. BIGGINS, Physlolan and surgeon, OIL CITY, PA. HOTEL WEAVER, 8. E. PIERCE, Proprietor. Modern. and up to-dste in all its ap pointments. Every oonvenleooe and oooi fort 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 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 ?;lve perfect satisfaction. Prompt atten ion given to mending, and prices rea . tonable. CHICHESTER S PILLS Wrv TIIK DIAMOND II RAND. A Ladiral Aul yosir DnmUl foe . Clil.rkM.ter' lllsasond ilrand I'lll. In Itrd (nil Void BalUc Ixxn. ieall with llluo RILboa. T.k atfctr. Iluy mf IrofslKt. Aiktif ll. liKH-TFHS UIAMONIt HKAM1 foe Sft yews known fts Best. Sliest, Alwtys Relish). SOLD BY DRUGGISTS EVERYWHERE vWl44). 60 YEARS' v V EXPERIENCE Designs CnvitBUTm Ac. . .., .1ul.li mw.A l,B.ill I.., InH wia Sutrkly ascertain our opinion free whether an Inrentlnn Is probably patentable, communica tion! trlctiyonnfldentlal. Handbook on I'ateuU sent free. Olileat aireney for securing patents. Patents taken thmuirh Munii A Co. reoelTt) tpfriil ntics, without chants. In toe - - Scientific American. A handsomely Illustrated weekly. T.anwat cir culation of any identiHc Journal. Terms. S3 a year: four months. SL Sold by all newsdealer MUNN & Co.36,B-d New YorR Branch OUce, 625 X BU Waaoington, D. U successfully used , f 'for 34 .years 1 I KWVtSAU DESIRE FOR DftlNKDmns 4246rinHAvLPnrsBURCH.PA. J 1M LBV County Auditors -Report, 1913 W H. Brisee, Treasurer of Forest Coun ty, In account with the Liquor Licenses foi the year ending January 5, 1914. Dr. To amount reo'd of L W. Dana..f 100 00 Amount reo'd J. J Young 100 00 Amount reo'd Jos. Pierce 200 00 Amount ree'd H. 8. (anfleld 100 00 Amount reo'd B. A. Fulton 200 00 $700 00 Cr. By ain't transfered to State acct..$ lot! 26 4 per oeot commission on (175 00 8 75 Ain't, transfered to County aoot.. 105 00 Paid Harmony Twp. treasurer... 00 00 Paid Jenks Twp. treasurer ' 120 00 Paid Tlonesta Boro treasurer ' 240 00 . $700 00 V, H. Brszee, Treasurer of Forest Coun ty, in account wltb the Stats of Pennsylva nia, for the year ending January 5, 1914. - - D. To balance January 4, 1913 $ 33 80 Amount of liquor license 175 CO Betail mercantile tax, 1913......... Wi 93 Slate personal tax, 1913 1,804 59 Wholesale mercantile tax, 1913... 6 88 Brokers license 20 00 Kestaurant license 10 60 Billiard license 160 00 Hunters license, non-resident 40 00 $3,182 83 Cr. By State Treasurers receipts $ 2.1W6 16 Printing bills allowed 100 62 Postage 6 82 TJucollectable mercantile tax ' 19 92 1 per ceut Oom. on $1,804 89 18 (S 5 per cent com. ou $1,26.46 64 26 Hunters license, nonresident 40 00 . $3,182 83 V. H. Brazee, Treasurer of Forest Coun ty, in account with the Dog Fuud, for the year ending January 5, 1914. Dr. To balance Januaiy 4, 1913..., $ 896 83 uog las, ma - 70i w $1,597 83 Or. By sheep orders redeemed ft 41 00 4 per ceut commission 1 64 raid Harnett, Twp. school treas... 74 44 Harmony Twp. school treas 84 95 Hickory Twp. school treas 68 HI Howe Two. school treas 97 22 Jenks Twp. school trsas 132 25 Kinssley Twp. school treas 62 21 Green Twp. school treas 46 42 t lonesta Twp. school treas no 69 Tlonesta Boro sohool treas 38 54 4 per cent commission on $i07.03 2U 80 Exonerations, 1911, '12, '13 106 75 balance 751 61 " $1,697 83 To balance, Jan. 6, 1915 $ 751 61 W. H. Brazee, Treasurer ot Forest Coun t?, to account with the Redemption Fund, for the year ending January 6, 1914. Dr. To balance January 4, 1913.... $ 315 73 Received or Lo ttosenblat 8 96 Received of G. V. Buhl 23 44 Received or G. Vf. Robinson 1:1 65 Received of G. W. Buhl 40 62 Received of O. V. Uobioson 33 86 Received of J. W. Baxter 12 69 Received of A. E Daniels 41 51 Received E. E. Norton 29 30 Received F. B. Barnard 27 93 $547 69 Cr. By paid 8. XI. Henry $ 23 44 M. A. Carrlnger 8 96 J. T. Brennau 58 61 Dailbousen 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 147 48 W.N. Magee 34 70 4 per cent com. on $450 77 .......... 18 ('3 By balance 78 89 $547 69 To balance, January 5, 1913 $ 78 89 W. H. Brazee, Treasurer of Forest Coun ty, In account with said County for the year ending January 5, 1914. Dr. To balance January 4, 1913 $14,586 29 Transfered from liquor license.... 105 00 8ixty day lint, 1913 10 60 Seated tax, 1913 13,256 33 Unseated tax, 1913 1,553 07 8tate personal tax, 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 plank sold 2 88 Hunters license, non-resident 40 00 8e a led land lax from County 14S 01 Klngsley township road ' 2 50 Credit on Poor and Twp. aoct 430 00 'i $32,000 58 Cr. By orders redeemed $17,329 79 Notifying taxable 6 08 4 per cent commission 693 40 Vital statistics 73 25 4 per ceut commission ... 2 93 County institute. 1912- '13 302 99 4 per cent commission 12 12 School directors convention '12 '13 256 67 4 per ceut commission . 10 26 Exonerations County 1911-12-13.. 118 40 Exonerations 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. bnnters license 1 i0 Error in aassessmeot 74 Lands ret'd 1912 credit collectors 126 04 By balance 12,020 72 32,0C0 68 To balauce January 5, 1914 S 12,020 72 W H. Brazee, Treasurer of Forest Coun ty, in account with the Poor Funds, for the year ending January 5, 1914. Dr. To balance January 4, 1913. $ 4,707 74 Seated tax 1913 7,954 9K Uuseated tax 1913 9l'6 06 Seated lands from County 82 22 F. Fltznerald acct. J. Black 140 79 E. Rudolph acct. Son 25 00 A. C. TJrey aoct. Mrs.TJrey 48 00 Account Mary Cropp 25 00 Account J. Hinder 6 00 Hoarding men 21 25 Boarding horse 43 00 Coal sold 40 73 Hay sold 147 73 Oil sold 54 3d Cows sold 60 00 Plgssold 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 $14,357 4! Cr. By orders redeemed ...$ 6,883 98 4 per cent commission 275 36 Interest on bonds .'. 400 00 4 per cent commission 16 00 Ezoneralions 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 Col 75 52 By balance 5.99189 $14,357 42 To balance January 5, 1914 $ 5,991 89 S. B Maxwell, I'rothoootary, etc, ef Forest County, in account with said Coun ty, for the year ending January 5, 1914. Dr. To orders drawn $ 242 00 Cr. By fees allowed $ 242 00 W H Hood, Sheriff of Forest County, In account with said Couuty, for the year end ing January 5, 1914. Dr. To orders drawn $ 374 44 Cr. By fees allowed. $ H 41 Jailors salary 300 00 $374 44 M. A. Carringer, District Attorney of Forest County, In aocount with said Coun ty, for the year end lug January 5, 1914. Dr To orders drawn $ 400 00 Cr. By salary H $ 400 00 The County Commissioner of Forest County, in account wiih said Couuty, for tbs year eudiug January 6, 1914. Dr. W. H. Harrison, orders drawn $ 800 00 J. C. Scow.len, orders drawn 800 00 H. H. McClellan orders drawn... 8f0 00 $2,400 00 Cr. W. H. Harrison, by salary $ 800 00 J. C. Scowden, by salary 800 00 H. H. McClellan, by salary 8W ou $2,400 00 County and Poor Tax in bands of Col lectors uncollected January 5, 1914 Baroott township, 1913 $ 99 81 Green " 1911 125 28 ' 1912 155 80 ' 1913 972 47 Harmony " 1913 324 98 Hickory " 1905 45 70 ' " 1912 3 64 " 1913 18 68 Howe " 1913 826 i Jenks " 1912 151 67 ' 1913 752 69 Klngsley " 1910 3J9 95 " 1911 589 49 " " 1912 419 50 " 1913 143 78 Tlonesta " " 1913 204 71) Tlonesta Borough, 1903 90 67 " 1904 109 75 ' " 1913 371 94 $5 906 98 RECAPITULATION OF BALANCES Dog fuud $ 751 61 Couuty fund 12,020 92 Poor fund - 5 991 89 School fund 2 337 40 Building fund 165 05 Cash fuud 1,468 00 Bond fund 8 44 Road fund 2 62 . $22,814 73 State of Pennsylvania, ) County of Forest. J 00 We, the undersigned Auditors In and for said County, do hereby certify that we met at the Court House, In Tionesta Borough, In said County, according to law, and did audit and adjust the several accounts of the Treasurer, Prothonolary, Sheriff, District Attorney and County Commissioners, of said County, for the year A D 1913, and Bud them as set forth iu the foregoing re port In witness whereof we have here unto set our hands and seals this 22nd day ot January, 1914. G. H. WARDEN, IsbalI ) County A. C. GREGG, 8BALJ f Auditors. Attest D. W. CLARK, Clerk. statewent"ofjxpenditures. Commissioners' statement of expendi tuies of Forest Countv for the year end ing January 6th, 1914: Justices of the Peace $ 276 00 Constables 204 35 Witnesses 163 66 Sheriff R74 44 Prolbonotary, etc 242 02 District Attorney 400 00 Stenographer 313 66 Telephone and telegrapb 62 97 Refunding orders 834 79 Soldiers' burial and headstones... 195 00 Livery 27 00 Road View- 194 69 County Superintendent 7 75 Commissioners' trsv, expense ... 114 77 Election expense 717 27 Western Peoitentlary 115 00 Reform School 168 80 Coroner's Inquests 6 43 Board of prisoners 10 00 Medical attendance (Jail) 3 50 Fuel, light and water 425 69 Commissioners -books, station ery, eto 239 63 Prolbonotary books, sta. eto 93 75 Tressurer books, stationery, eto 50 00 Sheriff -books, stationery, eto 2 00 Court House and Jail repairs and supplies 144 49 Bridge repairs 2,366 72 Jury Commissioners 63 80 Grand Jurors 455 24 Traverse Jurors 1,102 94 Tipstaves and Court Crier 153 00 Assessors 1,406 63 Commissioner' salaries 2,400 00 Commissioners' Clerk salary 900 00 Auditors and Clerk i 124 48 Insurance 193 00 Janitor 640 00 Court Auditor 10 00 Priming 601 60 September primaries 748 92 Solicitor 100 00 Grand Army ol the Republic 46 00 Repairing time lock Treasurer's office 15 00 Express and draying 24 21 Forest Urea 6 93 Donation to Children's Home 10 00 Bounties on noxious snimals 777 00 Estimating timber 192 18 Attorney's expense to Harris burn meetinit- with water com. 67 96 Dues to Commissioners' con 10 00 Law library 248 2i School Directors' Convention and Teachers' Institute 1912 1913 659 66 Vital statistics 73 25 Seated land returns for 1912, cred ited to collectors 126 04 Notifying taxablea 6 08 Treas.' com. and exonerations ... 868 03 Collectors' com, and abatements 1,017 81 $19,979 66 FINANCIAL STATEMENT. ASSET!. Amount in Treasurer' bands, uncollected (axes, etc $12,020 72 Amount due from Townships and individuals 26 03 Amount due from State, Sep tember primaries 748 92 Amount due from State, boun ties paid 777 00 Bridge plank in stock 1 700 00 Seated lands returned fur 1912... 126 04 $14 898 71 Liabilities -. None Commissioners' statement of expendi tures of the Forest County Poor District for the yesr endinn January 6tb, 1914: Salaries, wsges and labor $1,603 71 Provisions and supplies 655 21 f uel and light 458 81 Clothing and shoes 63 96 Kurniture.beddlnK, dry goods o 52 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 telegrapb 26 45 Solicitor 60 00 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 pauper 2 00 Express 95 Justices ol the Peee 8 50 S.irlal of paupers 10 00 Trsnsportlng patipera 47 71 Feeble minded In Tralu. School. 212 95 Treas.' com. and exonerations 852 93 To county account 42 40 Collectors' oom. and abatement.. 610 70 Interest on bonds 400 00 Seated lands returned for 1912, credited to Collectors 75 62 $8,365 53 From the above total deduct the follow ing Hems which will show the net expen ditures of the Poor District: Amount of produce, eto., sold from County Farm $ 417 65 Amount received for support of patients, aucn amount having been advanced by poor distrlot Collectors' oom. and abatements.. Treas.' oom. and exonerations..,.. Interest on bonds Sested lands returned for 1912, credited to Collectors 262 65 610 70 352 93 400 00 76 62 $2,119 45 Net cost of poor for year 1913 6,246 08 FINANCIAL STATEMENT. Amount In Treasurer's bands, uncollected taxes, eto $5,991 89 Due from individuals 617 74 Liabilities 3,490 87 $10,000 00 LIABILITIES. Bonds outstanding $10,000 00 State of Pennsylvania, ) County of Forest. J We, the undersigned Commissioners of Forest County, and Forest County Poor District, do hereby certify that the fore ttolog statement of receipts and expendi tures and ststement of assets and liabill .ies are correal and true, to the best of our knowledge and belief. W. H. HARRISON, seal' J. C. SCOWDEN. uKAL H. H. McCLELLAN, seal Attest County Commissioners, 8. M. HENRY, Clerk. CONGRESS Wilson Indorse Navy Increase. "I nni authorized by President Wil son to tell the committee that lie 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 la 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-mlr'-strntion bill for the establishment of uAtinnal rural credit system. The bill as introduced provides for the creation, operation and super-vlsl-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 anil farmers' banks shall become the new rural credit syBtem of the United States. Radium Bill Appears. A radium conservation bill was In troduced In the house today by Chair man Foster 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 frt-e 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, but 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 senate 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 be made a distinct issue this session. Mot (Jam's Fault. Sam Sncdcker. the commissary man and held In tho community to be a good cliiirchiniiii. Annoyed tho minister extremely by getting up nnd walking out of the church while the sermon was In progress. The preacher spoke to Sum tibotit It. "It Isn't my fault, doc." Snm pro tested. "U'h it sort of ntnictlon I got." The preacher told Sum he'd better see the ciimp doctor. A few dnys Inter the preacher met the doctor. "Did Sum Snedeker come to yon for advice?" asked the preacher. "Yes." said the doctor, "but I told Sum I roiildn't do anything for him." "WIiii I wiih Sum's n miction?" "Allllc'lon: He didn't any anything I I unit t tin t Sum said he'd been trou bling you by walking lu his sleep." New York Post. LAUD GREW OF RAMMED SHIP No Panic Aboard Monroe; Fog Cajses Collision 43 DIE 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 bay. Surrounded by a dense sea fog the two ships approached each other. Not until they were within actual hail 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 greut steel prow of the Nan tucket struck the Monroe about thirty feet abaft her port bow. Right through her plates the Nantucket crushed away like a knife through :hoese. 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 fathoms 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. VV. H. Ingram, Sumter, N. C. M. R. Jelleff, Macarla 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 York. N. I. Wilson, New York. Shocking as was the tragedy the gal lantry "of the officers and crew of the doomed ship and of the vessel which had struck the fearful blow must fur nish a brilliant page for the annals of the American merchant marine. . The white Beamen and the black stewards vied with each other In depds 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, insisted the passengers, the most of whom were 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 saved. Rut 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. K. 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 ninnner. The wireleta calls for aid went out from 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 her lifeboats were quickly manned and put overboard nnd the work of rescue began. Though lost In the mist almost immediately after their boats left the side of the ship the sallorj 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 hunk, grabbing a single piece of his clothing, and together we mnde our way into the dining saloon. The ship already was careening and the deck 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 lait of the ship, which was a little space not bigger than a hall bedroom, disappear beneath the v.atprs. "The crew was Just as brave as they could be. There was uo excite- 1 -ft' ' . - 4 - , -"H- tit 3 0 ? u 3 3 - i 0 n V i it 5 0 " ; t i C X ''.: - c , ' it 3 : 3 i I c o 0 ; a V It 0. x: c , tvo w 5 . 1 o a i tnent such as I would have expected Kverybody worked fast and furiously but very quietly. The moment almost that I hit the 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 wator for forty-five minutes calling for help and finally was pickud up. E. J. J. Newby, U. S. N., was among the survivors aboard the Nantucket. Mr. Newby said: . "I was In bed when, tho crWi carpe and grabbed my trousers, ' coat and cap and what littlo 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 cllicieiicy. In an Incredibly short time all of tho ollicers and the members of the crow 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 In some measure senti mental and certain branches of trade and industry have not shared in tho forward movement to nny appreciable extent. Drielly summed up the situa tion continues Irregular, although there Is tangible reason for the better feeling prevalent. "A notlceuble 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 fuvorable. Conservatism is manifest where distant purchases are invplved but orders for immedlale delivery are steadily expanding. An other reassuring feature Is the fact that the turning point in Iron and steel seems to havo been definitely reached." ORDERS SALE OF WABASH Judge Adams 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 do faulted interest, aggregating more than J4,000,000, the sale of the system was authorized by Judge Klmer 11. Adams in the United States circuit court in St. Louis. The decree of foreclosure was hand ed down on motion of the 10iUitablu Trust company 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 '14,000, 000 be accepted and that the sale he made without appraisement. Ex-Governor Beaver Passes Away. General James Adams Beaver, aged seventy-six, Justh e of the superior court and former governor of Penn sylvania, died in his home In Ilello fonte from arterlo sclerosis. General Heaver's death Is the last of Hello fonte's trio of governors, Curtlti, Beuvcr and Hastings. Self Sustained Humor. "How did Itorum get his reputation as n raconteur? Ills stories arc not really amusing, ami ho doesn't tell Ihem very well." 'No. Rut he can Iniigh nt them iu v way that iniikes him sound llko a rrowd." Washington Star. Wrappings of the Mummies. The cloth woven by the ancient Egyptians was so durable that though ft has been used for thousands of years as wrappings of the mummies the Aralm of today can wear It. It Is all of linen, the undent Egyptians con sldcrlui; wool tiucleau. EXPLANATION ISF Gompers at Miners' Convention Defends Federation RESENTS FLINGS FIRED AT HIM An Assessment For Copper Mine Strikers in Michigan Would Have Wrecked Federation, Says President. In response to the request of the United Mineworkers that he appear before thenr and explain the alleged apathy of tho 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. Gonipe'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 $!)0,000 In six months if every organization were to pay. An assessment would mean the disintegra tion of tho 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 lie had two offers of positions from the governor of a great state, one paying $S,000 a year and the other $10,000, but had refused both to continue in the labor movement. "The labor movement Is a part of 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 had 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 nsked 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 c. nventlon voted to Increase the salary of President White from $3,000 to $4,000 a year. SAY "PLOT" WAS FRAMEUP Huerta's Way to Get Rid of Enemies, It Is Claimed. Two Fellcistas, Fidonio Hernandez, who was secretury to General Felix Diaz, and (iu'lernio Meijuelro, both members of the house of representa tives from Oazacu and who were ar rested In Mexico City when President Iluerti dissolved congress but were inter released, were arrested on a charge of being Implicated in the plot for an uprising on Feb. 12. Secretary of the Interior Alcocer suys the numerous sudden arrests have preventel the conspirators from formulating a definite plan. Up to the time of their urrest 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 Fellcistas deny the exist ence of a plot against the lire of lluerla. They declare that the exclto nient was started and the charges were made by the government us nil excuse for the arrest of the men and to get rid of them. The police ex onerate the Fellcistas, but declare the plot was organized by partisans of ("arran.a to bring about the over throw of Hucrta. CULLOM LEFT $1C0,0C0 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 been his closest friends in congress for a generation thought him without a dollar. So sure were they In this es'lmate that all of the Democratic senators Joined last March in the vote which gave the aged man a $5,000 salary 61 commissioner. Wellsville, O., Goes Dry. The drys won by seventy-one votrs In the local option election In WelM vllle, O. The vote was 975 against 004 for the wets. Robbers Attack Postoffice Safe. The postcMUe at lliinlo, near Johns town, Pit., was bur-li'rlzed 'ind about jr.O In cash and $100 in stamps taken from the safe.