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VOL. XLVI. NO. 51.
TIONESTA,1 PA., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1914.
$1.00 PER ANNUM.
Burgess. 8. D. Irwin.
Justices of the Peace C. A. Randall, D.
Councumen. J. W. Landers, Q. B. Rob
inson, R. J. Hopkins, O. K. WatBnn, U.
W. Holemno, J. K. Mune, Charles Clark,
Constable L. L. Zuver.
Collector W U. Hood.
ScJiool Directors W. O. Imel, J. K.
Clark, S. M. Henry, Q. Jauiieson, D. H.
FOREST COUNTY OFFICERS.
Member of Congress W. J. Hullngs.
Member of Senate J. IC. P. Hall.
Assembly A. K. Mechlins:.
President Judge W. D. Hinckley.
Associate Judges Samuel Aul, Joseph
Prothonotary, Register & Recorder, te.
Sheriff Wm. H. Hood.
Treasurer W. H. Brar.ee.
Commissioners Wm. H. Harrison, J.
C. Soowden, II. H. McClellan.
District Attorney M. A. Carringer.
Jury Commissioners J. B. Eden, A. M.
Coroner Dr. M. 0 Kerr.
Countv Auditor -George H. Warden,
A. C. Gregg and S. V. Shields.
County Surveyor Roy 8. Braden.
County Superintendent J. O. Carson.
Reaular Terns mt Csurt.
Third Monday of February.
Third Monday of May.
Third Monday of September.
Third Monday of November.
Regular Meetings of County Commis
sioners 1st and 8d Tuesdays of month.
Cfcsreh aad Babbsta ScBmI.
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 ohurob
every Sabbath at 11:00 a; m. 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 Tuesdays of each
TP N ESTA LODGE, No. 869, T. O. O. F.
M eets every Tuesday evening, in Odd
Fellows' Hall, Partridge building.
CAPT. GEORGE STOW POST, No.274
Q. 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
Wednesday evening of each month.
Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law.
Office over Forest County National
Bank Building, TIONESTA, PA.
CURTIS M. SHAWKEY,
Praotioe in Forest Co.
Offioe in Arner Building, Cor. Elm
and Bridge Hts., Tionesta, Pa.
FRANK 8. HUNTER, D. D. 8. .
Rooms over Citizens Nat. Bank,
DR. F.J. BOVArtD,
, Physician A Surgeon,
Eyes Tested and Glasses Fitted.
R. J. B. BIGGINS.
Physician and Surgeon,
OIL CITY, PA.
8. E. PIERCE, Proprietor.
Modern and up to date in all Its ap
pointments. Every convenience and
oomfort provided for the traveling publio
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 publio.
FANCY BOOT A 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 bis work to
?ive perfect satisfaction. Prompt atten
ion given to mending, and prioes rea
f -for 34 .years
I KMWtSALL DESIRE FOR Df!INirDfHJS3 1
4246 Fifth Ave.Pittsburgh.Pa.
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TbL Ma alhrr. Hut mt vouf
DruffffUt. Avk("f lll-l IIKK-TEHi
llAliONf ItltANI I 1 1,1, H, fr Ufr
yem known as Best, Safest, A Iwiya KelltHt
SOLD BY DRUGGISTS EVERYWHERE
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yr 4" i hade rnAimi
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Anrone sending a nkeioh and description mr
quickly ascrtiiln our opinion free wnwther sn
Invention m prohnbly pntentahle. Communion
tlonncitrtctljroonarteimiU. Handbook on I'ments
tent free. Uldent aifency for BecunnK putentn.
Patents taken thmuiib Munn St Co. receive
prclal nrtlci, without charge. In tbe
A handsomely illimtnifrd weekly. I,nnrent rlr
ii.Mtlmi of hut Mciciititlc louninl. Terms, t:i
fonr; four months, L Bold by all newsdenlera
fonr; four months, L Bold by all newsdealers.
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County Auditors' Report, 1913
W H. Brazee, Treasurer of Forest Coun
ty, in account with the Liquor Licenses foi
tbe year ending January 6, 1914.
To amount reo'd of L W. Dana..S 100 00
Aiuouut rtte'd J. J. Young 100 00
Amount ree'd Jos. Pierce 200 00
Amount reo'd II. 8. Csnfleld 100 00
Amouutrec'd B. A. Fulton 200 00
By am't transferee to State acct..S MB 25
4 per cent oommiBSion on $173 00 8 75
Ain't, tranafered to County acct.. 105 00
Paid Harmony Twp. treaaurer... 00 00
Paid Jenks 'i'wp. Ueaanrer 120 00
Paid Tionesta Boro treaaurer 240 00
' V. H. Brazee, Treasurer of Forest Coun
ty, in account wltb tbe State of Pennaylva
uia, for tbe year ending January 5, 1014.
To balance January 4, 1913.........$ 35 80
Amount of liquor license 175 00
Retail mercantile tax, 1013 020 93
State perional tax, 1913 1,804 59
Wholesale mercantile tax, 1913... H 85
Brokers license 20 00
Reatauranl lioense 10 60
Billiard license - 160 00
Hunters lioense, non-resident 40 00
By State Treasurers receipts $ 2,!K16 16
Printing bill allowed 100 62
Poitae 6 82
Uucollectable mercantile tax 16 92
1 perceut oom. on $1,804 59 18 (5
5 per cent oom. on $1,25.46 64 26
Hunters license, nonresident.... 40 00
- $3,182 83
W. H. Brazee, Treasurer of Forest Coun
ty, in account with tbe Dog Fund, for tbe
year ending January 5, 1914.
To balance Januaiy 4, 1913 ... 896 83
Dog tax, 1913 701 00
. $1,597 83
By sheep orders redeemed g 4100
4 per cent commission u 1 64
Paid Barnett Twp. school treas... 74 44
Harmony Twp. school treas 84 95
Hickory Twp. school treas 68 :1
Howe Twp. sobool treaa 97 22
Jeuks Twp. school treas......... 132 25
Kinssley Twp. school treas 62 21
Green Twp. school treas 46 42
llonesta Two. school- treas
Tlones' a Boro school treaa 38 54
4 per oent commimioo on $i07.03 2ii 80
Exonerations, 1911, '12, '13 UK TO
Balance 751 61
To balanoe, Jan. S, 1915 $ 751 til
W. H. Brazee, Treasurer ot Forest Coun
tf, in account with the Redemption Fund,
for tbe year ending January 5, 1914.
To balance January 4, 1913........ $ 315 73
Received of Leo Koaenblat. ........ 8 96
Received ofO. W. Buhl 23 44
Received of G. W. Robioaoo 13 65
Received of G. W. Buhl 40 02
Received or G. V. Kohloson 33 86
Received of J.W.Baxter 12 69
Received of A. E. Daniels 41 51
Received K E Norton 29 30
Received F. B. Barnard - 27 93
- $547 t9
By paid 8. M. Henry $ 23 44
M. A. Carringer 8 96
J. T. Brennau - 58 61
Da'.lbonsen 29 30
O. W. Proper 27 93
W. N. Magee. ... ... 22 12
B. M. Heury 4(ru2
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 03
Bybalauce 78 89
' " , $547 69
To balance, January 5, 1913 ...$ 78 89
W. H. Brazee, Treasurer of Forest Coun
ty, in aocount with said Cuuuty for tbe
year ending January 5, 1914.
To balance January 4, 1913 ;.$14,588 29
Tranafered from liquor license.... 105 00
Sixty day lint, 1913 10 60
Seated tax, 1913 13,2.56 33
Unseated tax, 1913 1,553 07
Btate persoual tax, 191:1 1,339 90
Jury fees 4 00
Commonwealth cools 15 00
Forfeited bond C. Thomas 490 00
1 ax of W. H. Hood - 20
Atloruey fees 12 00
Stove sold - 5 00
Old plank sold 2 88
Hunters license, non-resident 40 00
Seated land lax from County 148 01
Kingsley township road 2 50
Credit on Poor and Twp. acct 430 00
By orders redeemed $17,329 79
Notifying taxabies 5 08
4 per ceut commission 693 40
Vital statistic 73 25
4 per cent commission 2 93
County institute. 1912 '13 - S02 99
4 per oent cotnoilSHlua 12 12
School directors convention '12 '13 26 67
4 perceut commission 10 26
Exonerations County 1911-12-13.. 118 40
Exonerations Sta'e 1911-12 13 28 58
5 per cent collector's abatement... 532 94
2 and 5 per ceut collectors com 484 87
4 per cent com. buoters license 1 00
Error In asaseaiiment 74
Lands ret'd 1912 credit collectors 126 04
By balance 12,020 72
To balance January A, 1914 $12,020 72
W H. Brazee, Treasurer of Forest Coun
ty, in account with tbe Poor Funds, for tbe
year ending January 5, 1914.
To balance January 4, 1913 $ 4.707 74
Seated tax 1913 7,954 li
Unseated tax 1913 926 06
Seated lands from County 82 22
F Fitzgerald acct. J. Black - 140 79
E. Rudolph acct. Son 25 00
A. C. Urey acot. Mrs. Urey 48 00
Account Mary Cropp 25 00
Account J. Hinder 5 00
Hoarding men 21 25
Boarding horse 43 00
Coal sold 40 73
Hay sold 147 73
Oil sold 54 39
Cows sold 60 00
Plgssold 10 50
Chickens sold 10 75
Reef sold 23 85
Butter sold 2 85
Mileage refunded Is 74
Jefferson county 1 00
Team work 2 00
Tax missed ou duplicate 5 86
By orders redeemed $ 6,883 98
4 per cent commission 275 Mi
Interest on bonds ... 400 00
4 per cent commission..... 16 00
Exonerations 1911-12-13 61 05
6 per cent collectors abatement... 319 77
3 and 5 per oent collectors coin... 290 93
Charged lo Couuly account 42 40
Error in assessment 52
LandB ret'd 1912 credit to Col 75 52
By balance 6,99189
To balance January 5, 1914 '...$ 5,991 89
8. R Maxwell, Prothonotary, etc, of
Forest County, iu account with said Coun
ty, for tbe year ending January 6, 1914.
To orders drawn $ 242 00
By feesallowed $ 212 00
W H Hood, 8lieriff of Forest County, In
account with said County, for the year end
ing January 6, 191'4.
To orders drawn $ 37144
By fees allowed $ 74 44
Jailors salary 300 00
M. A. Carringer, District Attorney of
Forest County, In account with said Coun
ty, for the year eodiug January 6, 1914.
To orders drawn .'. $ 400 00
By salary $ 400 00
Tbe County Comniiislonera of Forest
County, in account with said Couuty, for
tbe year eudiug January 5, 1914.
W. H. Harrison, ordersdrswn $ 800 (10
J. O Scowden, orders drawn 800 00
H. H. McClellan orders drawn... 8C0 00
W. H. Harrison, by salary $ 800 00
J. C. Scowden, by salary 800 00
H. H. McClellau, by salary 8J0 00
County and Poor Tax in bands of Col
lectors uncollected January 6, 1914
Barnett township, 1913 $ 99 81
Green " 1911 125 28
.1912 155 80
' ' 1913 972 47
Harmony " 1913 324 98
Hickory " 1905 45 70
" J912 3 64
" 1913 188 68
Howe " 1913 826 4
Jenks " 1912 151 67
' 1913 752 69
Kingsley " 1910 329 95
' 1911 689 49
" 1912 419 50
" " 1913 143 78
Tionesta " 1913 204 79
Tioueata Borough, 1903 !K 67
' " 1904 109 75
' " 1913 371 94
$5 906 98
RECAPITULATION OF BALANCES
Dogfuud $' 751 61
Couuty fund 12,020 92
Poor fund M 6 991 89
School fuud 2 337 40
Building fund 165 05
Cash fuud 1,468 00
Bond fund 8 44
Road fund 2 62
Btate of Pennsylvania, g
County of Forest. )
We, the undersigned Auditors In and for
said County, do hereby certify that we met
at the Court House, lu Tionesta Borough,
in said County, accordiug to law, and did
audit and adjust the several accounts of tbe
Treasurer, Prothonotary, Sheriff, District
Attorney and Couuty Commlsnloners, of
said Couuty, for tbe year A D 1913, and
find them as set forth lo tbe foregoing re
port In witness whereof we have here
unto set our bauds and seals this 22nd day
ot January, 1914.
G.H. WARDEN, IsicalI i County
A. C. GREGG, 8KAL J Auditors.
Attest-D. W. CLARK, Clerk
Commissioners' statement of expeudi
tuiea of Forest County lor tbe year eud
iug January 5th, 1914:
J ustices or tbe Peace $ 276 00
Countable 204 35
Witnesses 153 66
.Sheriff 874 44
Proinouotury, etc 242 02
District Attorney 4IHJ 00
Htenograpber 313 56
Telephone aud telegrapn 62 97
Keliinding orders 334 79
8oldiera' burial and beadxtoues... 196 00
Livery 27 00
Road View- 194 69
County SuperiiileudeiH 7 7
CoinuiiSHionHrs' trav. expeuse ... 114 77
Election expenee 717 27
Weeteru Penitentiary 115 00
Reform Sobool 168 80
Coroner's inquests 6 43
Knard ol prisoners 10 00
Medical attendance (jiil) 3 50
Fuel, light aud water 425 69
ery, etc 239 63
Prothonotary books, sta. eic 93 75
Treasurer books, stationery, eto 50 00
Sheriff -books, stationery, etc 2 00
Court House aud Jail repairs
and supplies 144 49
Bridge repairs 2,306 72
Jury Commissioners 63 30
Grand Jurors 455 24
Traverse Jurors 1,102 94
Tipiaves aud Court Crier 153 00
Assessors 1,406 63
Commissioner-' salaries 2,4n0 00
Commissioners' Cleik salary 900 00
Auditors and Clerk 124 48
Insurance 193 00
Janitor 640 00
Court Auditor... 10 00
Priuting 601 60
September primaries...! 748 92
Solicitor ..; JOO 00
Grand Army ol tbe Republic 46 00
Repairing lime lock Treasurer's
office... 15 00
Express aud dray in . 24 21
Forest Urea 6 93
Donation lo Cbildreu's ilouie Ill 00
Bounties on noxious animals...... 777 00
Estimating timber 192 18
Attorney's expense lo Harria-
burg meeting wilb water com. 67 96
Dues to Commissioners' cou 10 00
Law library 248 22
School Directors' Convention and
Teachers' Institute 1912 1913 659 66
Vital statistics 73 25
Seated land returns lor 1912, cred
ited lo collectors 126 04
Notifying taxabies , 6 08
Treas.' oom. aud exonerations ... 8i8 03
Collectors' com. aud abatements 1,017 81
Amount In Treasurer's bands,
uncollected lazes, eto $12,020 72
Amount due from Townships
and Individuals 26 03
Amount due from State, Sep
tember primaries 748 92
Amount due from Stale, boun
ties paid n 777 00
Bridge plank lu stock 700 00
Seated lands returned for 1912... 126 04
$14 398 71
Commissioners' statement of expendi
tures of tbe Forest Couuty Poor District
for the yesr ending Jsnuary 6tb, 1914:
Salaries, wages and labor f 1.603 71
Provisions and supplies 656 21
Kuel and ligbt 458 81
Clothing and shoes 53 96
Kurniture.bedding, drygiHids u 52 12
Medicine end medical supplies... 86 60
Repairs 07 04
Commissioners' trav, expense 49 98
Farm expense 654 46
Physician 150 00
Commissioners' Clerk 120 00
Telephone and telegraph 25 45
Solicitor 60 00
Livery 6 45
Buildings aud improvements 174 81
Insurance 10 78
Outside relief 702 09
lussuein State Hospital 1,810 25
Extraordinary expense 640 25
Bringing iu paupers 2 00
Ex press 95
Justioes ol tbe Pesce 8 50
Burial of paupers 10 00
Transporting paupers 47 71
Feeble minded In Traiu. School.. 212 95
Tress.' com. and exonerations 352 93
To county account 42 40
Collectors' oom. aud abatements.. 610 70
Interest on bonds 400 00
Seated lands returned for 1912,
credited to Collectors 75 62
From tbe above total deduct tbe follow
ing items which will show tbe net expen
ditures of the Poor District:
Amount of produce, etc, sold
from County Farm $ 417 65
Amount received for support of
patients, sucb amount having
been advanoed by poor district 262 65
Collectors' com. aud abatements.. 610 70
Treas.' com. and exonerations 352 93
Intel est on bonds 400 00
Sested lands returned fur 1912,
credited to Collectors 76 62
Net cost of poor for year 1913 6,246 08
Amount in Treasurer's bands,
uncollected taxes, eto $5,991 89
Due from Individuals 617 74
Liabilities 3,490 87
Bonds outstanding ...$10,000 00
State "of Pennsylvania,)
Countv of Forest. I '
We, tbe undersigned Commissioners of
Forest County, and Forest County Voor
District, do hereby certify that the fore
going statement of receipts and expendi
tures and statement of assets and liabill
.iea are correct and true, to tbe best of
our knowledge and belief.
W. H. HARRISON, heat.
J. C. SCOWDEN. sKALl
H. H. MCCLELLAN. seal
Attest County Commissioners,
8. M. HENRY. Clerk.
MY BE WOMAN
IN MERGER CASE
Cleveland Detectives Are Run-
ning Dcwii Rumor
SUSPECT STANLEY IS JAILED
Man Who Wai in Company cf Mercer
on the Nijht of His Disappearance
Ridicules Suspicion of Himself.
Locked up in Jail in Cleveland is
Norniun Stanley, twenty-three years
old, who the police say knows some
tiling about the murder of Robert
Mercer, whose body was dug up in
the BulibuHeiiient of the municipal
bu..ld;na be.ng constructed there.
Stanley "wan given a hearing by a
coroiier's jury and aiter the police had
furu.biicd all their evidence the coro
ner decided that it was not sutlicieut
to hold the young mau.
. btanlcy was u lormer wutchnian in
the hu.lding while Mercer was a time
keeper. Stanley was at his home in
Wheeling, W. Va., when arrested and
lie laughs at the officers suspecting
him oi tho crime.
DetCvtives are searching for twa
men who claimed to have seen two
persons fleeing from the new city hall
after midnight on the night Mercer
disappeared. It is said the men claim
one of the figures seen running .ip
peared to be that of a woman.
Detectives would not say that po
lice had direct evidence that a wo
man was connected with the crime,
but admitted that a woman had been
questioned in an effort to throw light
on the affair.
Stanley takes his arrest us a joke.
"I didn't rob Mercer, I didn't kill
him, and neither have I the remotest
knowledge of his death," ho said.
Stanley said that on the Wednesday
night prior to Mercer's disappearance
Stanley and some of the stonecutters
working on the building went out and
On Thursday Stanley says he was
sick and did not show up for work
iiid when he reported Friday morning
the sub-boss laid him off. He says
he was not employed on the building
on the night of Mercer's disappear
a in e, but that he and Mercer and si
number of men played cards In the
shanty in the basement.
Stanley says the members of the
party departed singly and In twos
until only he and Mercer were left an '
he left Mercer about 1 o'clock in tin
morning. At that time Mercer w;
In good condition and iu good spirits
Stanley fi;js he left Cleveland ba
cause he had no work.
Entertainment For All.
"A pretty girl rim get n lot of enter
tiilniueiit out of her mirror." oliserves
True! So can n (iliiin gil l who thinks
(die In pivlt.V Itostoii Triincript.
Wife-You doccivoil me. When you
imiiTi.'d me you ill you linil n oh on
I he i'kikI lluli--Well, so I have: only
it's ii long time In iii'i iv lug. Itiiltlmure
Of! BURNED TRAIN
Hunt For Bodies in Cumbre
Tunnel, Mex., Goes on
RESCUERS HAVE HARD TIME
Belief That Bandit Castillo Had Cap
tured Passengers and Carried Them
Into Mountains Knocked in Head.
El Paso, Tex., Feb. 10. Rescuers at
work at Cumbre tunnel on the Mex
.can Northwestern railroad expect
every minute to exhume more bodies
of the victims of the wrecked pas
The discovery near the south end
of the burned and blackened body of
i man, either of the engineer or the
fireman, following the finding of the
uody of llrukemun Fernaldez, con
vinced the searchers that every one
'lie fifty-one persons aboard the
train when it reached the tunnel were
The fact that the front and rear
end men of the train perished leaves
tf lo drubt as to the fute of those
In the center of the train. Only two
I- ve been located as the res
cuers have not been able to penetrate
e i! er end of the tunnel to
learn definitely the fate of the other
rty-nine pti.senpers. Debris blocked
the way for further immediate explora
tions. Mrs. Julius Hagan, en route to Ma
dera, to join her husband, an employe
of the Pearson company at that place,
was another victim of the tragedy. It
became known that she was on board
'he train. This makes sixteen Ameri
cans known to have been on the trnln
when It ran Into Cumbre tunnel
against the freight train wrecked and
set rflre by Castillo's band.
The passenger train was entirely
consumed by the flames and only the
skeleton of the .cars remained.
The floor of the tunnel is covered
with debris from ftie burned train and
it will be necessary' to dig' into this
debris in order to locate -other bodies.
Rescuing parties have found the
north eniffof the' tunnel blocked with
rock and dirt and will be unable to
remove It without the use of dyna
mite. Kxpert dynamiters 'were sent
south on a special train. The rescuers
are still fighting the fire with steam
from the locomotive that drew the
rescue party from El Paso.
The body of "Juan -Fernaldez, tho
rear brakeman,- found' near the north
end of the tunnel, Indicates that he
"R Inlured by an explosion and not
killed by Are and smoke alone. This
iwa cut. tho bel'ef-that Castillo's
band mined the tunnel before the
'-"in rushed into it. Exnloslons heard
during the burning of the tunnel Sat
urday bear out this theory.
Mrs. Lee Carruth and five children
of Union Star, Mo passengers on the
train, were going to Madera to Join
Mr. Carruth. They had been to Mis
souri for the holidays.
Bandit Castillo and his band of nrir
derers were located In the mountains
by pursuing rebels. They had no
prisoners and their horses were tired.
The rebels are well mounted and the
annihilation of the band is expected.
EATS INTO BOY'S HEAD
Worm Crawls in Ear and Finally Kills
A tiny worm In his ear caused the
death of Monroe Ward of Splnners
town, near Pennshurg, Pa. Three
years ago, while the boy was sleeping
under a tree near the house the worm
crawled into his ear. The same
evening the boy complained of the
A physician was called and the boy
was kept upon a pillow of earth for
four weeks in an effort to coax the
worm out of the ear but without avail.
Total blindness soon followed. An
X-ray photograph revealed the worm
deep in the lad's head. The worm was
finally removed by means of alcohol
Injections, but the boy grew steadily
worse and death followed.
NO PLACE FOR JOHN D.
Rockefeller Gets Away From Cleve
land Tax Men Bothered Him.
John D. Rockefeller left Cleveland
on Saturday for Tarrytown, N. Y. Sat
urday was the last day allowed under
the Ohio law for him to list his per
sonal property for taxation as demand
ed by Ohio taxation officials.
Whether this fact had anything to
do with his departure could not be
learned. Rockefeller had been In
Cleveland all winter, refraining from
his usual stay in Tarrytown because
of his wife's illness.
Blame Black Hand For $30,000 Blaze.
The Black Hand Is blamed for a
Are which destroyed three storeroom
and four dwellings In Export, Pa., and
did damage estlmuted at $30,000. Po
lice have hren unable to find a clue
to the culprits.
Watch Out, Wlfcbeaters!
Justice of the Peace Henry H. Mil
ler of Swoyersvllle, near Wilkes
Rarre, Pa., announced that all wife
beaters brought before hint will re-
reive a beating at his hands.
Monessen Has $25,000 B'aze.
Fire of unknown origin vip-Ml cu
eity block In Monesser la., i"i
caused a loss of $26,000.
In Ring For Pennsylvania
Seat in Ssnate
1 V.A VtPjx'
Photos by Americnn Press Association.
Present Senator (Republican).
A. MITCHELL PALMER,
On May 19 Pennsylvania will hold
primaries when the several political
parties will nominate candidates for
the United States aetiutorshlp. The
Incumbent, Senator Penrose, seeks a
reiiomlnation by the Republican party.
Congressman Palmer is a Democratic
Immigration Bill Passes.
Dy a vote of LMO to 140 the house of
representatives passed the Burnett im
migration bill, regarded as the most
drastic legislation of the kind pro
posed in many years.
The measuru now goes to the senate
and doubtless will be passed by Unit
body. Whether it will be. approved
by President Wilson is a matter of
A drastic provision of the hill is that
proposing the exclusion of militant
suffragettes or other persons identi
fied with organizations that seek to
affect government reforms by violence.
Strict regulations are imposed with a
Tiew of excluding persons supposed
to have criminal tendencies.
Holding Company Bill.
Tbe administration bill prohibiting
"holding companies" will hn present
ed to the house this week or early
The measure is being whipped Into
shape by Chairman Clayton and
Messrs. Carlin of Virginia and Floyd
of Arkansas, Democratic members of
the committee on Judiciary.
Investigation has given the Clayton
subcommittee new light. Lawyers in
whom they have confidence have told
them that there are "good holding
companies" and "bad" and that con
gress would stir up great mischief If a
legal prohibition were applied to all
Panama Canal Tolls.
Initiative action of the repeal of tho
section of the Panama act exempting
American coastwise ships from tolls
Is expected during the coming week,
the president's purpose In the matter
now being thoroughly umlerstocil by
the administration leaders. Whether
the president will read a special mes
sage to congress on the subject has
not been determined, hut whether ho
does or not a hill to repeal the toll
exemption section Is now being pre
pared. Prohibition Sentiment In Congress.
The spread of the prohibition senti
ment in the United States In the last
year has made a deep impression on
leaders In congress.
In fact many of the leaders In the
national legislature believe they al
ready see the prohibition (luestluu
looming ns a national Issue. They
suspect the time Is nearing when a
constitutional amendment by congress
will he submitted to a referendum of
Drop Jap Agitation For Present.
As a result of Influence brought to
bear by President Wilson and advisers
the danger of Japanese exclusion leg
islation was avoided for the present.
The house of representatives by an
overwhelming vote recalled the
amendment which It incorporated In
the Llurnett Immigration hill providing
for exclusion of Asiatics Including the
Past Agricultural Bill.
The national house of renresent.v
fives' agricultural extension bill passed
the senate with iiinendmints without
a fllssentlng vote.
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Oxtails All Arranged For Long
1,900 MILE TRIP OVER OCEAN
Rodman Wanamaker and Glenn H.
Curtiss Are Behind Proposed Flight
Twelve to Fifteen Hours For Trip.
The first definite announcement of a
serious effort to cross the Atlantic
ocean in an aeroplane is conveyed
in a letter written by Rodman Wana
maker to the president of the Aero
Club of America.
Glenn II. Curtiss Is constructing tin
machine, a 300 horsepower Hying boat,
and Mr. Wanamaker Is arranging for
the flight from Newfoundland to the
Irish coast, 1,900 miles. It is arranged
that two fliers make the trip, one an
English army man, the other a Unit
ed States army filer.
"The Might is to he made In the
cause of science and In the Interest
of world peace," Mr. Wunamaker said
In a letter to President Whuley of the
Aero Club of America.
The co-operation of the govern
ments of the United States and Great
Britain and of the Royal Aero Club ot
Kiifland will he sought. Lieutenant
Porte, a skillful English flier, was one
of the first to be taken into the secret
and It is understood that he will be
one of the fliers. Several United
States army officers have been con
sidered as possible companions for
The era I t Is designed to make the
trip at an altitude of 10,000 feet in
twelve or fifteen hours.
The specially constructed machine
will he known as the Rodman Wana
maker trans-Atlantic flier and will re
semble a very ltrge Curtiss flying
boat. The hull will be torpedo shaped
and almost (Httrely Inclosed so 'that
In case of accident It will float with
out swamping for days. All the con
trols will be" duplicate' so that the
machine may he handled by both men
in unison or by either one.
As the llight will be between day
light and dawn the fliers will travel
light, although the machine will nvn
an actual lifting ability of several tons.
The wings will have an eighty-foot
spread and a lifting surface of nearly
1,"()0 square feet.
It is probable that the flight will be
made at an ultltndo of 10,000 feet,
where the wind velocity Is between
four and five times the ground speed.
The start will be made during the
sei:son of prevailing westerly winds
and assuming that the start is made
In u thirty-mile wind, with a machine
capable of a mean speed of sixty
miles an hour, the actual flying speed
at the 10, 000-foot level would approxi
mate 200 miles an hour. On paper
the time required will be 9V4 hours,
several hours less than the announced
Soon after leaving the coast of New
foundland the flU-rs will be in the regu
lar tracks of Atlantic liners, and It !s
thought that they will at no time be
out of sight of vessels. It the motor
should stop at the 10,000 foot level
the machine will have a gliding radius
of fifteen miles ill any direction. A
wireless telegraph will be carried,
which will put the fliers in touch with
BUSINESS PICKING UP "
Dun's Review of Trade Finds Lota of
Pun's Review of Trude says tills
"There are further evidences of re
viving business activity, with the ex
pansion in industrial operations con
stituting one of the best features of
the situation. Somewhat less com
plaint is now henrd regarding labor
conditions, as the number of unem
ployed, while apparently still large,
has been considerably reduced of late.
This obviously enhances the purchas
ing power of the people and confi
dence iu the future Is gradually
"Developments in Iron and steel last
mouth were of such an encouraging
nature that prices In certain finished
lines have been advanced $1 a ton, a
significant fact in view of the freedom
witli which concessions were formerly
COPS ON COMMISSION BASIS
So Much Per For Arrests Novel
Rioting and holdups, coinled with
a report to the council of t borough
of Port Vue, near Pittsburg, thai
Burgess William Weldon and otlu r
citizens of the place had been tm.liy
Leaten when they tried to quell a dis
turbance ut a party among foreigners,
instigated council to decide to sen 1
mt a call for live men to act as police
illieers hikI take their chances on the
size of their pay, the plan being to
:ay the ollicers a fixed amount for
The borough council ulso let a con
'ract for two cells for the lockup.
James Stapleton, nineteen years old,
a son of Mrs. Mary Stapleton of Punx
stitpwney. Pa., was probably fatally
Immuv,! while thawing a stick of dyna
n P.eth his arms we'e blown off
lie; r the el'iows and one of his eyes
was blown out.