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TIONESTA, PA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 19U.
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Burgess. 8. D. Irwin.
Justices of the Peace O. A. Randall, D.
Oountnimen. J. W. Landers, Q. B. Rob
inson, K. J. Hopkins, U. K. Watson, U.
W. Holeinan, J. 11. M una, Charles Clark.
Constable L. L. Zuver.
Collector W. H. Hood.
frJiool Directors W. O. Imel, J. K.
Clark, S. M. Henry, Q. Jainleson, D, H.
FOREST COUNTY OFFICERS.
Member of Congress W. J. Hulings.
Member of Senate 3. IC. P. Hall.
Assembly K. R. Meohllng.
President Judge W. D. U inckley.
- Associate Judges Samuel Aul, Joseph
M. Morgan. "
Prothonotary, Register Recorder, -to.
Hi R. Maxwell. "
UKeritrWm. H. Hood.
Treasurer W. H. Braise.
Commissioners -Wm. H. Harrison, J.
C. Soowden, H. U. MoClellan.
District Attorney. A. Carrlnger.
Jury Commissioners J. B. Eden, A. M.
Coroner Dr. M. O Kerr.
Oountv Juitor-Qorge H. Warden,
A. O. Gregg and S. V. Shields.
County iturveyor Roy 8. Braden.
County tiuperintendent J. O. Carson.
Keaular Terms mt :.
Third Monday of February.
Third Monday of May.
Third Monday of September.
Third Monday of November. ,
Regular Meeting of County Commls
lonera 1st and 8d Tuesdays of month. -
Ckarch mmi Habkaih HekMl. -
Presbyterian Sabbath School at 9:45 a.
m. ! M. E. Sabbath School at 10:00 a. m.
Preaching In M. E. Church every Sab
bath evening by Rev. H. L. Uunlavey.
Preaching In the F. M. Church every
Sabbath evening at the usual hour. Rev.
M. E. Wolcolt, Pastor.
Preaching in the Presbyterian cburoh
every Sabbstb at 11:00 a. in. and 7:B0 p.
m. Rev. U. A. Badey, Pactor.
The regular meetings of the V . C. T.
U. are held at the headquarters on the
second and fourth Tuesdaya of each
TI- in ESTA LODUE, No. 869, 1. 0. 0. F.
Menta every Tuesday evening, in Odd
Fellows' Hall, Partridge building.
p APT. GEORGE STOW POST. No. 274
J o. a. K. Meets isi iueuv ui
noon of eaoli mouth at 3 o'clock.
vp nrnRdW STOW CORPS. No.
L 137, W. R. C, meets first and third
Wednesday evening oi eaoo uiuuui.
. a rmrnnv and ("nunsellor-at-Law,
Office over Forest County National
Bank Building, TIOKKSTA, rA,
pURTIS M. 8HAWKEY,
- Warren, Pa.
Praotioe in Forest Co.
Offloe in Arner Building, Cor. Elm
and Bridge Mt"., i lonesia, ra.
RANK 8. HUNTER, D. D. 8
1 Rtnm. nun. fitiv.Ana Nat. Rank.
I ION ESTA, PA.
DR. F. J. BOVARD,
Phvalcian A Surgeon.
Eyes Tested and Glasses Fitted.
R. J. B. BIGGINS.
Phvalcian and Surireon.
OIL CITY, PA.
ri m. R. PIERCE. ProDrietor.
Modern and up to date in all Its ap
pointments. Every convenience and
oomfort provided for the traveling puDiio
J H A STT1.TON. Pronrletor
Tlnnaotn P Tlila la thn niiMt centrall V
located hotel in the place, and has all the
mnjlarn ImnmvAmiinlj) Nn nalna will
UIUUOIU 1 1" I" . - -
' be spared to make It a pleasant stopping
place ror me traveling puuuo.
ffANPY ROOT . HHOKMAKER.
Shop over R L. Haslet's grocery store
on Elm street Is prepared to do all
ainda of custom work from the tines t to
the coarsest and guarantees bis work to
give perieci KaimiBAHHiu. rnnujiwu
tion tfiven to mending, and prices rea-
for 34 years-
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I.aillfNI ARK your i.ruumi tor x
Clil-rbM-ttr'a KlumonJ llrlid
IMIla in Ki d n.l Uold nirtlllcV
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THK LOWIST. Send luodel, phuto or ukrU'h for
expirt Kinn li ail live report on ptnwUUIty.
INFSINGIMINT ulla eoiHluctml before all
oourt. l'atfntu olitolnod thrtmirh nn, ADVIS
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SIONS and COPYRIGHTS quickly obtained.
Opposite U. B. Patent Offloe,
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
. CtfrwCoMs. Croup od WtSopingCouitli.
Congress Ready to Meet Wil
son's Wishes, It Is Said
MESSAGE CREATES COMMENT
Analysis of Language Used by Chief
Executive Makes Washington Pon
derWilson Appeals For Good Faith.
Prompt renpouHe was made by the
house committee on liiteratute and for
eign commerce to President Wilson's
i'ecouimendution for the repeal of tins
free tolls clause of the Panama canal
Hy a vote of 14 to 2 the committee
reported ' iavorahly the Sims hill
which propoKPH the repeal of the oh
Iteprenenlative i Knnwland of Cali
fornia, who led the opposition in the
committee, was glveu three days to
file a minority report and Chairman
AduniHon was. authorized to urge the
rules committee" to report a Bpeciul
rule to hasten the hill through the
house. " The matter will he pressed at
once and It 1b expected a rule will he
brought Into the house, probably by
Thursday of next week.
That congress will repeal the clause
Is the prediction of men who have
been closely watching the situation.
Aside from the bearing of the mes
sage on the Panama tolls question
some of the phrases used by the presi
dent attracted widesorf-ad comment ns
relating to foreign relations In gen
In some quarters there was a dis
position to regard some of hia state
ments in fie nature of a warning on
the difficulties Involved in "other mat
ters of . even greater delicacy and
The president himself In talking
with callers explained that thos.
phrases had no significance beyond
their bearl'ig on the need of rigorous
good faith in the Panama tolls ques
tion, as an evidence of unwavering
good faith on all other questions and
that nothing critical was pending In
But the language of the message
continued to ' be commented on ps
having an application considerably
broader than the Panama question.
Three points In particular were
First, the president's statement that
no communication he had yet ad
dressed to congress carried "graver or
more far reselling Implications to the
interest of the country."
' Second, that everywhere outside the
United States the langua e of the Hay
Pacncefote treaty was given but one
' Third, the concluding statement as
to "other matters of even greater
delicacy and nearer consequence."
The president further told caller
that while he never had received any
formal communications on the subject
he' had understood .' European- nations
generally.-tooH the viw of Great Brit
ain that the Hay-Pauncefote treaty
was violated by the Panama canal act.
' He pointed out that in dealing with
foreign affairs nation? which believed
the United States did not Veep a
promise on so Important a treaty as
the Hay-Pauncefote convention would
not be likely to be sincere on other
Says Ring Fixes Wheat Prices.
The Chicago board of trade was ar
raigned as a "giant of fictitious wheat
transactions" and the weapon of a
price-controlling monopoly by Samuel
H. 'Greeley, who for more than twenty
years was a member of the board.
Appearing before the ' house rulej
committee' In behalf of several wheat
growers' organizations of the north
west Mr. Greeley urged federal action
against an alleged monopoly main
tained by the public warehousemen of
Chicago and other market centers.
Through memberships on the Chi
cago hoard and control of the storage
of grain,' the' warehouse '"trust," he de
clared,' had built up an organization
"which controls the wheat prices of
the world more than nny other agency
except war "scares 'and financial
The key of the situation was deal
Ing in futures, where no delivery was
Intended, he declared, and in this bust
ness the Chicago board of trade out
stripped the other markets of the
Women Argue Suffrage.
All phases of the woman suffrage
question were presented to the house
judiciary committee accompanied by
cheers. Jeers, hisses and applause.
Anti-suffragists told the committee
that women suffrage would be harm
fill, "not only to women, but to the
At times during the hearing the
spectators who crowded the room gave
vent to their feelings. ' Representative
Hellin of Alabama, who spoke against
suffrage, was frequently hissed.
Deserting sentimental phases of the
suffrage argument, Mrs. Crystal East
man Benedict and Mrs. Mary Beard
New Tork lawyers, threw down the
gauntlet to the Democratic party in
no uncertain terms, warning the com
mlt:t) that the political wrath of the
4.000,000 -omen in suffrage states
would be visited upon the party un
less favorpl.le consideration was given
the riv,'.itional amendment for wo
To Become Head o! Western
lhoto by American Press Association.
CARL R. GRAY.
26 SALOONS FOR BUTLER
Judge Reiber Hands Don Licenses
' For Dry 'County.
Judge Aaron . K. Ueibur of Butler
county. Pa., granted twenty-six retail
liquor licences, refused three retail
licenses, he'.d over ona. retail license,
refused eighteen wholesale licenses
and held over the application of the
Independent Brewing compauy.
Last year the county was dry and
two years a;o only two retail licenses
Judge Heiber also hi.nded down the
Closing hour at 9 . p. m.
Sale by .bottle under no circum
stances or conditions over the bar.
Bottle sale is restricted solely to the
proprietors, who are thereby held re
Treating is not allowed under any
circumstaii' as at the bar. "No treat
Ing" signs "iust be displayed in all
bars. This rule must be strictly lb
TURNER CONFESSION DENIED
Erie (Pa.) Man's Relatives Deny He
Admitted Old Murder.
Aged John Turner if Erie, Pa., who
Rev. J. B. Cook says confessed to
him that he murdered his wife in lSS.I,
denies that he ever made any sucli
confession, according to relatives wna
have been at the house since the an
nouncement of the alleged confession.
One of ti e members of the family
said that Turner told her he does not
even know Mr. Cook. The minister
has not been at the Turner home
since Wednesday, the day on which
lie alleges Turner sent for him and
told him of the crime.
District Attorney Albert Thomas re
turned to Meadvill-3 after spending
some time at the Turner home. He
will send a county detective to ma'te
a further Investigation before any
definite action is taken.
15 YEARS FOR ELLIS
Chicago Jury Takes No Stock !n
William Cheney Ellis was found
guilty of murdering his wife, M.-s.
Eleanor Hosea Ellis, lust October in
a Chicago hotel.
Punishment was f.ed at imprison
ment In the state penitentiary for
fifteen years. The jury reached a de
cision after deliberating three and one
The defense of psychic epilepsy or
transitory insanity set up by Ellis ap
Darentlv was disregarded. Ellis as
serted he l ad been driven to mania
by knowledge that his wife had given
her love to Kred G. Cauldwell of Brant-
ford, Ont., a young dry goods mer
chant met on a vacation trip to
MASTER OF BILTMORE DIES
George Washington Vanderbilt Victim
of Ap, endicitis Operation.
George Washington Vanderbilt of
New York died in Washington fror.i
the effects of an operation for ap
pendicitis several days' ago.
George W. Vanderbilt was the
youngest and prolmhly the least
known of the sons of the late William
H. Vanderbilt. He never took &n
active part in the business and finan
cial world, where other members of
the family gained wealth and distinc
tion. He was a student and a traveler
and ills chief Interest was his mag
nificent estate at Bilt.more., near Ashe
ville, N. C, vhere he spent the greater
part of his time.
No Evidence Against Suspect In
Mercer Murder Case.
The Cuyahoga county (O.) grand
Jury reported no bill against Norman
A. Stanley of Wheeling, W. Vh under
arrest In Cleveland for the past, five
weeks for the alleged murder of
Robert E. Mercer of Pittsburg in thiu
,city Dec. 21, 1913.
Mercer, who was timekeeper on the
new city hn.l, was found buried in th"
basement of the city hall three weeks
aftei hff d'sappe ired. Stanley hud
been a night watchman on the Job.
He was rclr?cl.
Bring Back Corpse Gf Vergara,
KAN TORTURED,. THEN SL&IN
Border Aroused Over Invasion of Mex
ico by Governor Colquitt's Men.
Washington Does Not See Trouble.
Texas rangers crossed the interna
tional boundary into Mexico, disin
terred from the Hildago cemetery the
body of Clemente Vergara, the Texas
ranchman who was lured into Mexico
by Mexican federal soldiers, and re
turned with the body to Texas.
Governor Colquitt, v. ho recently was
refused permission by tins state depart
ment to send the rangers across the
Rio Grande to pursua the alleged slay
ers of Vergara, would not comment on
The litle hand of nine heavily
armed men, ignoring diplomacy and
braving the Mexican federal soldiers,
left Palafox, Tex., crossed over to
Hidalgo, then by a circuitous route
rode by moonlight to the Hidalgo
While two men dug into the shallow
grave containing the body of the
American executed ty Mexican fed
eral soldiers the remainder of the band
picketed the cemetery lo prevent their
work from being interrupted.
The body was carried to Perrons
and brought across the Rio Grande in
a skiff convoyed by other skiffs con
taining the little arnvd hand. Whether
the Mexican soldiers knew of the ex
pedition is not known, but in any
event they made no effort to thwart
the purpose of the Invaders.
The body of the American stockman
lies in an undertaking parlor, it having
been turned over to United States
Consul Garrett. Hundreds surrounded
the establishment hoping to get a view
of the body, but a guard kept the
curious from entering the place.
Dispatcher from Austin quote Gov
ernor Colquitt as saying:
"Some persons ni'ght call this 'In
vasion,' but It is not. We wanted Ver
gara's body to determine the manner
of his death and we have it.
"I do not care to tnlk further until
I have more details."
An examination of Vergara's body
showed several bullet wounds. The
skull had been crushed and the hands
were charred, . Indicating that the
American stockman had been tortured
before being beaten and hanged.
Numerous other bruises and indigni
ties were inflicted upon him.
News of the rangers' invasion has
aroused all Texas and In many parts
they are calling for further repara
tion from the federal government for
the killing of Vergara.
It Is expected that Governor Colquitt
will notify the president of the action.
The rangers on their march kept away
from the places where United States
troops are stationed to prevent inter
national complications and to protei t
border citizens and Hi tie was known
of their movements until they returned
bearing the body.
No Comment on Texana' Raid.
Officials of the stnte department
would not comment on the action of
citizens of Texas In crossing the bor
der under arms to recover the body
of Clement Vergara, said to have been
hanged by federals operating in the
district of Nuevo Laredo.
Neither the state department nor
the war department had received nnv
official confirmation or the news -f
the Texans' raid.
It Is not seen how the matter can
result In the provocation of real
trouble for the reason there is no
force in Mexico In a position to resent
the violation of the border. Huerta's
control In the north Is almost negli
gible. It is doubted too whether Cnnanza
will show any resentment over the in
cident as it did not occur in the terri
tory over which lie is presumed to ex
DUCK INCOME TAX
Americans Abroad Are Renouncing
There is a widespread revolt against,
the new American income tax by the
wealthier American residents of Lo'i-'
don and there are ruinerous threats
that unless the law is sufficiently mod
ified so as not to penalize men en
gaged in business abroad, wholesale
renunciation of American citizenship
Two prominent Americans have ul
ready, as a protest against tho tax.
translated their threats into action
and have become British subjects.
They are Isaac Seligman of SeligiiiHii
brothers, the bankers, and Frank E.
Bliss, a former Standard Oil magnate
and ex-president of the American So
ciety of Loudon.
Moving Picture Trust Rapped.
A stinging blow at the hiisineis
methods of the "moving picture trust,"
now being prosecuted by the govern
ment, was delivered lu court in rhll.i
delphia when the jury awarded $l'0.i"0
to Louis M. Swaab, whose film ex
change was seized by the would-be
Woman Aged 102 Dies.
At the age of .1)2, "Aunt Poll'
Sheehy dieJ in tho home of Jlri.
James Hamilton, ner Now Castle, Pi.
British Consul Probing
Death of Benton
(b- '!'(iS'"i'VH,l;v ,
tfcja . .
Photo hr American Preaa Association.
A. CHARLES PERCEVAL.
SNOW HURT BUSINESS
Big Storm Was Retarding Influence
Dun's Review ofTrade says this
"Further interruption to business
was caused this week by the greatest
snowstorm the east has experienced
In a quarter of a century. Trade was
seriously hundicapped for a time and
transportation and w.re facilities tem
porarily demoralized, while the prop'
erty damage was considerable. Sus
pension of freight movements retarded
distribution of foodstuffs and fuel and
resulted in higher prices for various
"Recovery from the blizzard was
comparatively prompt and the lifting
of railroad blockade and resumption
of telegraphic service brought a more
normal cond'tlon. Reports from lead
ing commeicial centers, however, con
tinue of a mixed character, increased
activity in certain directions contrast
ing with dullness in others."
WON'T STAND FOR RAISE
Governor of Massachusetts Declines
Increase of $4,000 a Year.
Governor Walsh nent to the Mas
sachusetts legislature a special mes
sage Baying that he would refuse to
accept an increase In his salary from
$8,000 to $12,000 a year.
While conceding that the present
salary Is inadequate t':e governor said
that the verdict of ths election consti
tuted a binding contract with the peo
ple at a fixed sum.
Alter Not Candidate For Governor.
Ceorge Alter, speaker of the Penn
sylvania state house of representatives,
who had been urged by Ills friends to
become a candidate for the Republican
nomination for governor at the May
primary, announced that he had de
cided not to run. He pays that he Is
not a candidate for any office.
"Affinity" Earle Found Guilty.
Ferdinand l'lnney Earle, the Ameri
can artist, and Misi Charlotte Her
man, charged with kidnaping Earle's
son, Harold, from a school near Paris,
were found guilty alter a two days'
trial' In Roinorantin, France. The
child was given to the mother.
Pittsburg. March 10.
Cattle Choice, t;,.?(ii 9; prime,
$8.r0fi 8.85; good, $8?i8.25; com
mon, $0.50'7; heifers, $5.50Ti8; com
mon to good fat bulls, $4. 50 (fi 7.50;
common to good fat cows, $3.507;
fresli cows and springers, $45 80.
Sheep and Lambs Prime wethers,
$G.15f6.25; good mixed, $5.75 n 6.10;
fair, $."f 5.75; culls mm! common,
4.50; lambs, $5.50(8; veal calves.
$U? 11.50; heavy und thin calves,
Hogs Prime heavy, heavy mixed,
mediums and heavy Yorkers, $9.10;
light Yorkers, $S.SOfiS.fl0; pigs, $815
(i8.75; roughs, $S(fS.25; stags, $7ffi
Butter Prints, P.SifiM; tubs, 32ifi in.
Eggs Selec ted. 28(f( j9. Poultry (live)
Fat heiiK. 19?20; spring, 19ifi20;
(dressed), chickens, 27.
Cleveland, March 10.
Cattle Choice fat steers, $8.15
8.40; good to choice, $7.85ffi 8.2.".:
choice heifers, $7.75?j8; uitlchers and
Hogs Ycrkers, $Si)5; mixed, $8.95;
heavies, $8.S0; pigs and lights, $S,75;
Sheep Mixed, $5.7."i(i ti; bucks, $4
tfi5; culls, m 4.
Calves Good to choice, $7.75; lieavir
and common, $lif9.5').
Chicago, March 10.
H.,gs Receipts, :!0,(00. Bulk nf
tales, V 60f, 8.70: light. $8.50ffi8.7S;
mixed, $4.8.r,((i8.80; heavy, $8.:i0 8.75;
roughs, $S.::0(?i8.4:,; piv. $.755( 8.40.
Cuttle Receipts, 21,000. BeevfH,
$7.10f9.70; Texas steers, $7fi8.1'l;
Texas ntcers, $7Tf 8.10 ; stockers and
feeders, $5.G0fi 8.10; cows and hew
ers. . $3.fi0f?S.45; calves, $7.50T10.' 1
Sheep Receipts, "0,000. NatlvQ
$4.856.15; yearlings, $5.857; lambf
native. $j.75f 7.05.
Wliei.t May, 93.
Corn- "May, fiilH.
Formally Announces Candidacy
For Fourth Term
STATES VIEWS ON BIG ISSUES
Places Tariff to the Front and Attacks
Wilson'a Mexican Policy Resents
Bosaism In Pennsylvania.
Washington, March 9. Placing the
tariff to the front as an Issue and at
tacking the Mexican policy of the Wil
son administration, Senator Boies
Penrose today made formal announce
ment of his candidacy for re-election
to the United States senate.
Senator Penrose has been in public
life for more than thirty years. When
his present term In the senate expires
on March 4, 1915, lie will ha'" e-m-pleted
a continuous service of eighteen
years In that body. Interest lu his
candidacy will not be confined lo
Pennsylvania. For many years he has
held a position of commanding influ
ence In the senate and he Is now the
recognized leader of the Republican
party as represented there. Because
of his prominence In the enactment
of Republican tariff legislation; hU
uncompromising opposition to.Jlgtuo
cratic tariff legislation and his con
nection with every measure of na
tional Importance that has come bo
fore the senate In recent years, his
candidacy will attract the attention of
the entire country.
In the event of his re-election and
the return of the Republican party to
control, Mr. Penrose will resume the
chairmanship of the Committee on
Finance, the body which passes upon
all proposed tariff legislation before It
is considered by the senate, a position
now held by a southern Democrat.
State-Wide Primary In Pennsylvania,
In announcing his candidacy, Sena
tor Penrose discusses political condi
tions in Pennsylvania as well as na
tional issues. This is his statement
Within recent years there has come
Into politics a tendency toward hroaJ
er popular control, which it behooves
all parties and candidates to recog
nize. The representative system of
government lias been materially
abridged. Work previously done by
the convention has been taken over,
to a very large extent, by the indi
vidual voter. Whutever difference of
opinion may have existed in the past,
it is evident, that this change has come
to stay and Bhould be cheerfully ac
quiesced in by every one as the final
decision of a majority of the people.
The popular primary should be ob
served in spirit and in letter. On May
18 the electors of the various partius
in Pennsylvania will be called upon
for the first time to nominate a lull
state ticket, including candidates lor
governor, lieutenant goveruor, secre
tary of internal affairs and congress-men-ot-large.
In regard to this state
ticket, I have studiously avoided any
expression which might he interpreted
as an attempt to override the letter or
the spirit of the state-whlu primary
act. I have in good faith and sincerity
invited discussion, and have hoped
that several candidates would an
nounce lor the nomination at the Re
publican primaries for the several of
fices to be. filled in November. Open
and free discussion of candidates
among the Iteptiblicun electors of the
state would tend to bring out a large
Hepubllcan vote at the primary elec
tion In May, and would further tend to
strengthen the party for the general
Candidate Slated by Boss' Orders.
It would Beem that the Democratic
party antl the Bo-culled Washington
party In Pennsylvania have not as yet
awakened to the new dispensation.
Leaders in the Democratic party have
met in Washington and by direction
of the president have proclaimed a
slate and issued their orders to the
electors as though the popular pri
mary were a mere formality uuwortny
Such presidential Interference many
years u-o caused the defeat of a He
publican candidate for governor of the
state of. New York and would, up to a
recent period, have been resented by
the electors of any party. So far has
this system of coercion been carried
that it bus been intimated that an
other candidate, who presumes to ex
ercise his privilege of running for the
office of governor, might not be sup
ported should he succeed in getting
In the same way a few members ol
the so-called Washington iiurty, under
the leadership of a notorious munici
pal contractor, have met at Harris
burg, have proclaimed their slate, is
sued Instructions as to who should he
nominated for senator and governor
and the other offices, und have de
clared that no other need apply.
It remains for the Republican party
to demonstrate Its fidelity to the prin
ciples of the state-wide primary law
which has been so lightly cast aside
by the leaders of the other two par
ties. If the opportunity for discussion
and decision presented to the people
is to lie real and bona tide; If the pep
ular primary election act Is to be any
thing more than the false pretense :
selfish agitators who change but d.i
not improve conditions, we must see
to It tnut no faction and no leader
shall be permitted to dictate a single
one of the nominations to be made
Thirty Yeara In Public Life.
However contemptuously the deini
nant factions In the other two pa tio
may defy the intent and purpose ol
the pri'iiarv act, I sincerely hope tha
the Republican pnrtv will welcome thi
advent of any and all Republicans wh
possess the requirements prest Tibet!
ny law and who desire to become curl
dldates for any of the offices to Lit.
At the urgent solicitation of man"
persons in o'l walks of Hie I have con
sented to becomo a candidate to nuc
ceed mvself as L'niteil States senator
t Invito full discussion as to my record
during einhteen ycani of toivicu lu
the senate of the United States, and
as part of that discussion I welcome
the candidacy of any Republican who
mav aspire to the nomination of the
Republican party for the. office of
linked States senator at the approach
When I shall have comoieiea my
present term in the senate 1 will have
served continuously in legislative of
fice lor a period ot tinny years, as a
member of the house of representa
tives and senate of Pennsylvania, ami
the senate of the United States, I have
given the best years of my life to the
public service. During that time I am
conflilent it will be found that my vote
alwavs has been upon the right side
of every public, question, and it will
be admitted generally mar. my uoor
bus been open to my constituents as
freely to tlm poor as to the rich, and
to all men, regardless of distinctions.
Duty to Party and to State.
t lu ruunmihlp in Rtinnose that af
ter such a very long period of public
service anv personal ambition for this
kind of ialior or distinction would be
largely satisfied; in fact, were I to
consult my own personal interest and
convenience, 1 could willingly devote
mv time to my personal affairs and to
those studies and pursuits in which I
always nave neen interested tamm
than to continue to carry longer the
very lieavv burdens which have been
mine. Hut I feel, ami 1 am also per
suaded bv a great many men active In
Hie nenuiilican party, auti in mo
lairs of the state, that I am under
,,KliMitliw tt mv tiurtv nntl to the
state and have a' duty to perform. If
the Republican party snouiu see in ui
again confer upon me the nomination
for the responsible and arduous office
which I now hold, 1 shall make the
light to the best of my ability, and in
the event ol my election, i suaii en
deavor to serve Pennsylvania with
the same singleness of purpose, and
the national government with the
same devotion to the ideals of the
founders of our great party that have
characterised my course during the
long period reierreu to.
1 believe that the paramount na
tional issue in Pennsylvania is the
t.iuloiuniiiwu of thp nrotective IlolicV
of the Republican party. I partici
pated actfvelv in the framing of the
liingley law in 18H7, and in 1909 it
was in v good lortuiie to have had tne
opportunity in a peculiar degree pf
aiding the Industries of this state; In
fact, when the Payne bill was passed
1 think it was admitted generally that
there was not an industry in Pennsyl
vania which had not been afforded full
opportunity to be considered, and had
not been adequately provided lor. As
the greater part ol tne Industries ot
tiie United Stales are represented In
Pennsylvania, the magnitude o( this
task can bo understood.
Low Tariff and Industrial Depression.
This protective system has been
temporarily abandoned by the Ameri
can government. The results of Demo
cratic legislation on the Industries) of
Pennsylvania are daily becoming m::re
apparent to all men, and we cannot
expect a revival of industrial and
business activity so long as conditions
remain as they are at Washington.
With the knowledge and experience
gained bv so many years of active
imrtit iimtion in tariff legislation, 1 feel
I have a dutv to perform in doing what
I can to aid 'in bringing about a restor
ation of the protective system.
1 might refer to other national is
sues ut tills time, but I shall reserve a
fuller statement of my views ct,nce.n
ing them until later lu the campaign.
However, as I have mentioned the
tariff law, I ought not to omit calling
attention to the needlessly harassing
anil complicated provisions in the law
relating to the Income tax.
No one objects to the income tax in
principle or theory, and it may be con
ceded that this tax in some form has
come to stay as a permanent part of
our fiscal system. But the methods of
collection and the luck or scientific
and intelligent administration by the
treasury department has caused anx
iety, distress ami annoyunce not only
.among the people who are subject to
the tax and entirely willing to pay it.
but to that much, larger number of
persons who are exempted from the
payment of the tax, but who had to
prove such exemption and were dis
tressed by the unnecessarily harsh
met hods of collection at the source.
Without desiring in any way to cur
tail the ellicieney of collection, we
should at the earliest opportunity en
deavor to eliminate those unneiessar
ily harsh provisions of the law.
American Diplomacy In Contempt.
I have been strongly opposed to the
so-called polity of "watchiul waiting"
on the part ol the present administra
tion in connection with the atiuir.-: of
Mexicu. 1 cannot detect in this policy
any element but ignorance of oldo
uicicy and incompetence in the admin
istration of international affairs, hi its
supine course the administration has
been callous to the appeals of Ameri
can citizens and lias exhibited ev-n a
lack td' patriotism which has brought
our diplomacy into contempt in tiie eyes
oi Mexico and of the world. 1 express
ed my views ui this matter many
montiis ago, but have avoided pressing
them in my ollicial capat ity, because
1 recogni.e the justice oi the conten
tion tliut all Americans should stand
behind our government in interna
tional dealings. Hut a time comes
when remonstrance and action are in
evitable, and certainly discussion is
proper and pertinent as a eumpalgn
approaches when tho question will be
whether the present uilininistrition is
worthy to be sustained in its polities.
American citizens men ami women
have been murdered und assaulte.l
ami millions of dollars of American
properly have been Destroyed. Ameri
cans have been notified by the stale
department with brutal indiifert nee
that luey should abandon the country
where they hail spent their lives, leav
ing unprotected their families and
tneir property. I have never advocat
ed politiial itervcntioii in Mexoco or
territorial annexation, but 1 have
thought, and my opinion Is shared by
many others conversant with the sit
uation. Unit when Americans are in
terfered with in person or property,
our government should semi a commu
lili-ation to the person or persons
claiming civil or military authority,
until ying them that they will be heiil
personally responsible for such depre
dations to Americans or their proper
ty. And this notice should be followed
up by sending Americun troops to the
threatened oi lit to enforce tne same.
Had such nil expression been made
early in the Mexlt tin situation it wo ild
have lieeh snlliiieut to have maintain
ed In the Republic of Mexico thill high
respect for an American citizen w.iich
always attached to him until the ad
vent of the Wilson administration.
Rallying to Republican Standard.
All over the stale of Pennsylvania
the people are quietly tjiit intelligently
thinking over these and the other is
sues iri"-enleil. As the months go by
the weitkness of the administration ut
Washington will become more ami
Demoi ratic success can be secure 1
onlv by the assistance of the Wash
ington party. Hut it is becoming daily
mor f evident t'.nt liepiih'li tins are
rail; log to the party standard all over
tho state and throughout the coun
try, and that the par'y will bo sue
eesfinl In 1'ennsylvunitt and In the
Ulii ed States lit the election to ho
held neit November.