The Forest Republican. (Tionesta, Pa.) 1869-1952, March 18, 1914, Image 1
THE FOREST REPUBLICAN Published every Wednesday by J. E. WENK. Offloe in Smearbaugh k Wenk Building, ILM STBEKT, JIOlflSTA, VA. Tamil 91 AO A Year, Strictly la Ktum, Entered ai second-class .matter at tbe post-offloe at Tloneala. No subscription reoelved for a shorter period than three month. Correspondnnce aollolted, but no notloe will be taken of anonymous communica tions. Always give your name. RATES OF ADVERTISING! One Square, one Inch, one weok...f 1 00 One Square, one Inch, one month- 8 00 One Square, one inch, 8 months.... 6 00 One Square, one inch, one year ..... 10 10 Two Squares, one year.. IS 00 Quarter Column, one year 80 00 Half Column, one year ........ ......... 60 00 One Column, one year 100 00 Legal advertisements ten cent per line each Insertion. We do fine Job Printing of every de scription at reasonable rates, but it's cash on delivery. Vttta 'J TRY TP AM -VOL. XL VII. NO. 4. TIONESTA, PA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 19U. $1.00 PER ANNUM. , BOROUGH OFFICERS. Surges!. 8. D. Irwin, Justice vflht Peace O. A. Randall, D. W. Clark. Oounctimen.J. W. Landers, O. B. Rob Inson, K. J. Hopkins, O. K. Watson, U. W. Uoleman, J. U. Muse, Charles Clark. Constable h. L. Zuver, Collector W. U. Hood. School Directors W. O. Imel, J. K. Clark, S. M. Henry, Q. Jamieson, D. H. Blum. FOREST COUNTY OFFICERS. Member of Congress Vt. J. Hullngs. Member of Senate J. K. P. Hall. Assembly K. R. MnohltnK. President Judge W. D. U Inckley. Aetoexate Judges Samuel Aul, Joseph M. Morgan. Prothonotary, Register & Recorder, -te. -8. R. Maxwell. Sheriff Wm. H. Hood. Treasurer Vt. H. Brazee. Commissioners -Win, H. Harrison, J. . 0. Boowden, II. H. MoClellan. District Attorney M. A. Carringer. Jury Commissioners J. B. Eden, A.M. Moore. Coroner Dr. M. C Kerr. County auditors-George H. Warden, A. C. Gregg and 8. V. Shields. County Surveyor Roy S. Braden. County Superintendent-J. O. Caraon. ' Kasalar Term mt Caart. Third Monday of February. Third Monday of May. , . Third Monday of September, . Third Monday of November. , Regular Meetings of County Commis sioners lHt and 8d Tuesday a of month. , Caarca aaa Haaaala Hekwl. Presbyterian Sabbath School at 9:45 a. m. i M. U. Sabbath School at 10:00 a. m. Preaching in M. E. Church every Bab L bath evening by Rev. U. L. Uunlavey. Preaching in the F. M. Church every Bsbbath evening at the usual hour. Rev. M. E. Woloott, Pastor. Preaching in the Presbyterian church every Sabbath at 11:00 a. m. and 7:80 p. m. Rev. H. A. Bailey, Pa.-tor. The regular meetings of the W. O. T. Care held at the headquarters on the . aeoond and fourth Tuesdays of each month. BU8INE8S DIRECTORY. TV . f. ESTA LODU E, No. 869, 1. 0. 0. F. Meets every Tuesday evening, in Odd Fellows' Hall, Partridge building. CAPT. GEORGE STOW POST, No. 274 G. A. R. Meeta 1st Tuesday after noon of each month at 3 o'clock. CAPT. GEORGE STOW CORPS, No. 137, W. K. C, meets first and third Wednesday evening of each month. TF. RITCHEY, . ATTORN EY-AT-L AW, Tionesta, Pa, MA. CARRINGER, Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law. Offloe over Forest County National Bank Building, TIONESTA, PA. CURTIS M. 8HAWKEY, ATTORN EY-AT-LA W, Warren, Pa. Practice in Forest Co. AO BROWN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Offloe in Arner Building, Cor. Elm and Bridge Sta., Tionesta, Pa. FRANK 8. HUNTER, D. D. 8. Rnnma nvnr fMtiEAna Nat. Bank. HON ESTA, PA. OR, F. J. BOVARD, Phvainlan A HliriTMOn. TIONEdTA, PA. Eyea Tested and Glasses Fitted. D R, J. B. BIGGINS. Phvaic an and Murireon. 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 tbe traveling puouo. CENTRAL HOUSE, R. a. FULTON. ProDrletor Tlnnwta Pa. This la thn most central lv located hotel in the place, and baa all the modern improvements. No pains will be spared to make it a pleaxaut stopping piaoe lor tne traveling puouo. DHIL. EMERT FANCY BOOT 4 SHOEMAKER. Shop over R. L. Uaslet's grocery store on Elm street. Is prepared to do all ln. rf Ai.at'im wnrk trnm tha fiflAAt to the ooarsest and guarantees his work to give periect saiisiaouon. rroiupv anou- lion given to menuiug, auu pnuw rw aonaoie. successfully for 34 years- KtuwtSAU p5rrrotDrNr0oa3 4246 Fifth AvlPittsburgh.Pa. CHICHESTER S PILLS Wafr v TUB WIAMONU HRANIt. A Irr-Uararliet. DIAMOND llltANIt IMM.A. for Kb ycsrs known as Best, Safest, Always RellaM SOLD BY DRUGGISTS EVERYWHERE so viaat' ixpiaitNci. uur chsrcss aas TMl LOWIST. Bend lutxkl. photo or BkeU h for expert mnb and free it port on patentability. INFRINQIMINT mill conducted before aU courtn. I'atwiu obtained throuKh m, OVI. TISIO and SOLD, frwe. TRAOI-MARKS, PIN SIONS and COPYSIOHTS quickly obtained. Opposite U. S. Patent Offloe, WAHIWOTVW, Li. V. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy . Carta Colds, Croup and Wbuopuig Cough. used l'SdN'M Auu J out vrucriH lor A ( hl-rhoavtrp's Diamond "rd Mils in Krd aad 4. old mcUlllcW ealel with Bio KlUwa, V Take ti other. Bur f yoar v A.kfarC Hl- IIKH.TFRS NOTED INVENTOR TAKENBY DEATH George Westingtiouse Is Victim ol Heart Disease INDUSTRIES NOT AFFECTED Will Drawn and Affairs Arranged So That Confusion .Cannot Injure Oper- , ation , of u Different . Enterprises. George Westlnghouse, engineer and Inventor of the airbrake that htii "3aved more lives than Napoleon lost in all his battles," died ol heart did ease in his apartment in the Langham. Central Tark west, New York city. He was. lu bin HUty.-eiglith year. His death hud . been expected foi some days, for his ailment was getting, worse. He had been 111 for eighteen months, but his mental .alertness re malned unimpaired to the end. W1M) him when death came was his wii'e and his only son, George, Jr., and hit brother, Herman H. .The remains, were laid away in Woodlawn ceWtery, New York. Eight veteran employes of the West inghouse Airbrake company in Wll merdlng, Pa., one of them the first em ploye of Mr-WestlugUouae, were pall bearers, and twenty-seven other veter ans attPd as a guard of honor to the funpral cortege. Tlia participation of the veteran em ployes In the funeral service was a deference to the groat personal inter est always, nianlfestel by Mr. West- Jnghouse la the older employes of his companies. ., George Westlnghouse was perhaps best known as the Inventor of the air brake which bears his name and rev olutionized railroading In this country. The airbrake which he invented is used throughout the civilized world and In almost every part of the globe are great plants wIiItH he founded. . He was born at Central Bridge, N. Y and received his early education in the common schools. He served in the Civil war. At his death he was the. president of nearly thirty corpora tlons. . Some months ago Mr. Westlnghouse had prepared and executed a will In which he appointed as his executors his brother, H. H. Westlnghouse, Charles A. Terry of New York, a friend of long standing, and W. P. ITptegraff of Pittsburi:, who has had charge of his finances for many years. The powers granted to these executors are the fullest possible and will en able them to carry on his estate In the manner outlined by him. His -mental alertness and activity remained unimpaired to the end. It is officially stated that his death will not cause any change of policy or operation in connection with any of the Westlnghouse Industries. A plan which long r.go he had care fully thought out for their continu ance and direction goes Immediately into effect with the aid of able and experienced lieutenants. , George Westlnghouse, was the founder ot many. Industrial, establish ments In this country, in Canada and Europe, which .gave .employment to' about 50,000 people. The capitaliza tion of the companies which he con trolled amounted, approximately to $200,000,000. Besides inventing and developing the airbrake he made advances in the science of railroad signaling and fathered In this country the develop ment of alternating current system for electric lighting an1 electric power. He Invented devices tor the safety and economically conveying of natural gas over., long - distances and making It available for industrial purposes. Owing to his man achievements In mechanics, electricity, steam and gin his name was known the world over and he has had many honorable dis tinctions conferred upon him for his Inventive achievements and in recog nition of the services he rendered o the various branches ot engineering. Although he always considered Pitta burg as his home lu spent consider able time in New York and in his resi dence in Lenox, Mas., and Washing ton. Westlnghouse Plants Closed. Twenty-five . thousand . employes of the Westlnghouse Industries in and near Pittsburg did not work Saturday. The shops closed out of respect to the memory of the late Inventor, whoite funeral took place in New York that day. In addition to the East Pittsburg shops of the Westlnghouse Electric company all the subsidiary plants In the United States were closed. They Include the foundri is In Allegheny, works in Cleveland, Newark and other New Jersey cities, works In New York and in Bridgeport, Conn. Canadian works also were closed and abroad the observance of the funeral affected plants in . .London .jnd Manchester, England, In Belgium' and in Paris and Havre, France, and in Hanover, Rn sia, Austria and Italv. Dry For Fourth Time. Judge -William E. Porter refused all applicants for liquor, licenses In Law rence county, Pa., and as a rtsult thai county will again be dry for the fourth successlveyear. Sixteen Lose; Sixty-eight Get License. The Somerset county (Pa.) liquor license dechlons were handed down. Sixtepn applications were refused and iixty-elgbt granted. TWO REGIMENTS; SENT: TO-ORDER Force Along Mexican Boundary I B3 Strengthened INVASIONS FEARED BY TEXANS Huerta "Recruits" Street Army Men In Suburbs of Mexico City Are Grabbed, Uniformed, Sent to Front, The Ninth infantry now at Fort Thomas, Ky. and Fort , Logan II Roots, Ark., and thy Seventeenth in fantry regiment at Fort McPherson. Ga., have been ordered to be In readi ness to proceed to Laredo and Eagie Pass, Tex., to strengthen the Mexican border patrol. The orders were prepared by Secre tary Garrison for the approval ol President Wilson. The explanation ol the move was that it was desirable to strengthen the border patrol. On their arrival iUk total numbet of troops engaged In patroling the Mexican border will he about 6,500. In addition there are 12 000 troops con centrated at Galveston and Texas Cily organized as a division. Secretary Garrison's official an nouncement of the detailing of the troops was: "To allay as far as possible the fears of the people on the border the presi dent took up with me the question oi sending some additional troops. I have ordered the Ninth an l Seventeenth in fantry sent there. They will be sta tioned at present at Eagle Pass and at J.aredo and the troops now at these places will be relieved for more ex tended border work." . Many Men "Enlist." The federal army is being recruited again and President Huerta Is prac ticing his old conscription tactics. Hundreds of men wt;re seized in the streets and locked up until they could be provided with uniforms and rifles. They were then pronounced "soldiers" and sent to Cuernavnca, where Zapa tistas were reported to be operating. Huerta also impressed 1,000 men from the Mxlco City prison. TRADE REPORTS CONFLICT Banks Not Doing So Much, While Steel Bookings Increase. Dun's Review of Trade says this week: "Considerable irregularity still char acterizes the business situation and statistics of trade movements are con flicting. As measured by bank clear ings the volume of transactions con tinues smaller than a year ago, there being a loss this -week of 1.9 per cent, while gross earnings of railroads re porting for February were 7.8 per cent smaller than in the corresponding period of 1913. "On the other hand, a further sub stantial reduction occurred In the num ber of idle freight tars, the gain In unfilled tonnage of th principal Iron and steel Interest last month sur passed expectations, nnd there was a decrease in surplus stocks of copper. Current reports from leading centers, however, are lacking in uniformity and Indicate that tho effects of the recent storms have not entirely dis appeared." "BOILED" TOO MUCH Ambassador Page Thus Explains Hit Canal Speech. Ambassador Walter Hines Page In London received from Secretary of State Bryan notification of the resolu tion of the United States senate In re gard to his speeches on the Panama canal and Monroe doctrine delivered there before the Association of Cham bers of Commerce on Wednesday. The secretary of state requested the ambassador to cable an explanation of the speech and Mr. Page Immediately began preparing his reply. His remarks, the iimbassador de clared, had been too greatly con densed. When referring to the Panama canal he had said that Great Britain would profit most from the canal be cause Bhe owned the great bulk of the world's shipping. CONGRESS Say Eight-Hour Law Fails. The burdens of the La Folletto working women's eight hour law in the capital already have been shifted to the consumers and employes, several witnesses told the senate labor com mittee, supporting Senator Kenyon's bill for an investigation of the cost of living here. Wages have been reduced and prices have been raised, the wit nesses said. Bureau of Labor Safety Craated. A bill creating a bureau of labor afety in the department of labor passed the house by a unanimous vote. The bill is a composite measuro formed of a union of I wo bills, one In-' troduced by Leader Mann of Illinois and the other by tho late Represent ative Hremner of New Jersey. Special Pen For Alaska Bill. The pen" with Whhii Speaker Champ Clark signed the Alaska railroad bl'.l was made ol Alaska gold and was held In an ivory nenholdur made from the tusk of a mastodon that roamed in Alaska more than 50.000 years ago. EXPRESS FIRM QUITSJUSINESS United States Company Hurt by : Parcel Post ITS DISSGLUTION ORDERED Directors Vote to Liquidate Company's Affairs as Soon as Possible Severe Slump in Business Suffered by Firm. Directors of the United States Ex press company voted to wind up its affairs and have it go out of business. The first direct result of the gov ernment's competition and the reduc tion of 16 per cent in express rates therefore will be to have thrown 13, 000 employes of this company out of work by the time its liquidation is completed. There are about 2,000 em ployes of the company in New York city. Its yearly pay roll is about ?i3, 000,000. The precise means to be adopted for realizing on the company's assets were not disclosed, but It is thought likely that a syndicate will be formed to take them over so that they may be disposed of to the best advantage. There have been various estimates of the company's assets, but persons familiar with their value declare that the return to the shareholders will oe between $90 and $100 a share. There is considerable real estate of value, as well as costly equipment and out standing contracts with railroads, which, it Is expected, will be trans ferred to other express companies at a fair profit. The success of the parcel poRt and the recent order of the Interstate com merce commission, resulting In a 10 per cent reduction In express charges are held directly responsible for the company's retirement from business after sixty years of continuous opera tion over some of the leading railroads of the country. Earnings of the company for the five months of the fiscal year so far reported showed steady declines, with a deficit of $32,000 for November. Holt- day business was fairly large, but earnings continued to dwindle until some of the more Influential interests became outspoken for liquidation. The late Thomas C. Piatt and his family for years were the dominant Interests In United States express. In fact, their control was so complete that they succeeded in warding off numerous demands and protests on the part of minority interests and foi many years practically nothing was known by the public ci the affairs ol the company, no meeting of the stock holders having been held In fifty years. The result of the closing up of the express company will be far reaching, according to the belief of Wall street. 99,607 ASK NO LICENSE Remonstrances Piled Up Against Alle gheny County Saloons. On the last day for filing remon strances agnlnst liquor license applica tions Attorney William A. Wilson, rep resenting the Ministerial union and the Anti-Saloon league, filed remon strances against all the wholesalers and retailers in Allegheny county, Pa., asking the court to grant no licenses on the grounds that saloons and the sale of liquor are a menace to the community. These remonstrances are signed of ficially by Rev. Dr. George W. Slielton as president of the Ministerial union, and Rev. Dr. J. K. McClurkln, chair man of the Anti-Saloon league, and contain the names in separate bundles of 61,097 men and 48,510 women. These names are on Ellps that were taken from house to house and passed around In churches recently. SUGGESTS TEST FOR ULSTER Asquith Would Exclude Unionist Coun ties From Home Rule. The British government's plan for the conciliation of the Unionists of Ulster in connection with the Irish home rule bill was laid before the house of commons. U met with a cool reception from the Unionists. The terms of Premier Asqulth's of fer were that a poll should be taken ot the parliamentary electors of each county of Ulster to decide whether they should be excluded from the operation of the bill for a period of six years from the first meeting of tho new Irish parliament. Premier Asquith i: admitting that all negotiations for a settlement had left the party leaders as far apart as before said the government had adopt ed the proposed plan as the price of peace. IACK DRIVEN FROM SWEDEN Colored Pugilist Johnson Insulta Ladles and Riot Ensues. Jack Johnson, the negro pugilist, has been driven out of Sweden. The big negro caused disgust and anger by his alleged indecent overtures to two ladies and when ho appeared at a sparring match there was a riot. .Jackson, .Johnson's manager, at tempted to calm the people, but ws himself threatened wl'.h revolvers and knives. Johnson and Jackson were compelled to flee. They were followed by a crowd which polled them with rotten eggs until the police Interfered. Half an 'hrur later Johnson was en route to Denmark. 100 LEADING MEN ENDORSEPENROSE Remarkable Statement Issued by Penna. Protective Union. Moat Prominent Manufacturers l Philadelphia Unite In Stirring Ap peal For Re-election of the Seniot Senator. Philadelphia, March 16. The cam paign of United States Senator Boies Penrose received a new Impetus to day, when the Pennsylvania Protec tive .Union put out a statement In his favor, signed by one hundred ol the most representative manufacturers and business men in Philadelphia and Its vicinity. This organization was recently form ed and has opened headquarters in the Real Estate Trust building. Jaraei Dobson is president; Charlemagne Tower, former United States ambassa dor to Germany, is one of the vlc presidents. Every name on the lis! of officers and executive committee stands high in Philadelphia. Some of the signers were ardent Roosevelt supporters In 1912. Others have been frequently arrayed against tho Republican organization In local controversies and even in state cam paigns, but all are emphatic In theli declaration for the protection of busi ness in all Its phases agricultural, manufacturing and commercial. Following is the statement in full, with the names of the men and firms endorsing it: In accordance with the spirit of th new state-wide primary law providing for the direct nomination of United States senators we, the undersigned individuals and firms, desire to go on record before the people as to out preference for the nomination and election of the Hon. Boies Penrose tc succeed himself and our reasons foi that preference. We regard this as one of the critical periods in American history, perhaps not less so than the epoch which was marked by the birth of the Republican party, the death of slavery and the emancipation of American industry from the baneful influence of world competition, with Its tendency to de generate the wage standards of all peoples to the level of the wage stand ards of the lowest of the peoples. The great constructive policy of pro tection is hanging in the balance. The entering wedge of free trade has al ready been driven Into our economic system by the so-called Underwood tariff law which has compelled all in dustries, with the exception of a fa fored few In the Democratic south, tc face competition from the cheap laboi markets of Europe and Asia previous ly held at bay by the bulwark of pro tection. If we believed that American busi ness could soon or ultimately adjust Itself to foreign prices and practices without losing every advantage it now possesses, prudence and self Interest would dictate that we should bear with minor evils in the hope of preserving stability of government. But we are convinced that no such adjustment it possible. We feel that the Democratic party has been false and unfair In its treatment of the wage earner. It has endeavored to make him think that the amount of an employer's profits has no legitimate bearing upon his possible outlay for labor. It has as sumed to prove that capital will be as active with a prospect of poor divi dends or no dividend as It has been with a prospect of adequate reward for Industrial enterprise and business risk. A proposition to bring down prices and wages together might be defend ed upon the ground that the world standards of value in commodities and labor are the natural standards; but a proposition to bring down prices without affecting wages Is a prepos terous fraud. Although the Underwood tariff luw has been gradually going into effect since Oct. 3, none of the benefits prom ised as a result of it has materialized. It has disorganized the markets of the manufacturer and has exposed the farmer to virtually unrestricted world competition, lowering the prices he re ceives for his products without remov ing a penny from the prices paid by the consumer; afflicting agriculture and all other forms of Industry wltU the uncertainty and doubt and the un willingness to attempt any line of de velopment which are the first symp toms of general business paralysis. Believing that a law which does no good must inevitably do harm, we submit to the voters of Pennsylvania a vast majority of whom have been for more than half a century firm In their adherence to the principles ol protection that it Is high time they were rallying to the support of a cause too much and too long obscured by minor Issues. Therefore, the undersigned repre sentatlves of manufacturers and busi ness men In this commonwealth, as sociated together under the name oi the Pennsylvania Protective Union, have determined to use our best ef forts for the correction of a serious economic mistake before It Is too late and to adjure the voters to weigh well the services and worth of our seniot senator, the Hou. Boles Penrose, with a view of! making a united and vigor ous effort to secure'hls re-election, Mr. Penrose, Although still a com paratively young mini, has been a rep resentative of tho people lor thirty years. He is the scion of a distin guished family which has been promi nent in the affairs of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania since the days of Wil liam Penn. By birth, education, tem perament, environment and practical training, he is pre-eminently the best fitted man In the commonwealth for the post he now occupies. An honor graduate of Harvard, he rose Instantly in the practice of law and later in the counsels of the state legislature at Harrisburg. Ills election to the United States senate at the age of thirty-six years was a recognition of political ability and natural leader ship which seldom comes to men of that age. During his novitiate as the Junior member from this state In the upper branch of congress, his Intelligence, his indomitable energy and his re markable grasp of big national prob lems, coupled with his still more re markable understanding of tbe multi tudinous details which enter into those problems, made him the most useful and influential Junior member in the senate. Entering the halls of congress on th6 same day that William McKinley took possession of the White House, Mr. Penrose was impressed at the very outset ot his senatorial career by the necessity of making our indus trial protection real and effective. In the drafting of the Dingley tariff bill which transformed the United States from a commercial slough of despond into the busiest and most prosperous nation on the globe, it was Senator Penrose who looked after the industries of the Keystone State. To his patient Investigations and indefati gable energy were largely due those favorable conditions which doubled the Industries of Pennsylvania in a single decade, Increasing wages and the num ber of wage earners In like proportion and greatly augmenting our popula tion. His record is a stirring story of achievement for the people of his state and nation. He has been of in estimable service to his vast constit uency through his masterly direction of the committee on postodlces and post roads and of the still more im portant committee on finance, of which he was chairman and is now the ranking Republican member. Too much cannot be said of the Im portance of tills committee member ship. Tariff laws are approved or dis approved In the finance committee All matters touching the revenues of the country are finally disposed of there. As chairman of that committee and In the event of the Republican party's return to power, no other chairman could be elected under the established rules Senator Penrose would wield for Pennsylvania the de cisive Influence in every economic question to be submitted to congress. Such Influence is nof exercised by senators from comparatively unim portant southern states which early recognized the advantage of retulning in the upper branch able men who might augment ability with the tre mendous power of seniority. If, as has been announced as a set tled fact, Senator Oliver should retire at the expiration ot his present term, and if that retirement were to be ac companied by the withdrawal of our senior senator, Pennsylvania's voice In the senate would be hushed for years to come. No new Republican, however pble, could fight our battles, and no new Democrat, regardless of intellectual qualifications, could break through the barriers of procedure be hind which the veteran Democrats of the south are entrenched, even though he were sufficiently In sympathy with Pennsylvania's long-established and oft-retterated policies to wish to do so. There Is a special fitness in the an nouncement of Senator Tenrose that he will become a candidate before the voters of his party under the provis ions of the now popular primary net. This law, revolutionizing our method of choosing United States senators as well as state candidates, was cheer fully acquiesced In by him nnd Is one of many proofs of his undiminished aggressiveness In behalf of good gov ernment and of his desire to safe guard the supremacy of the electo rate. His Is a record not of words but of deeds; an honest record; a brilliant record; a faithful record; a record for industry; a record for courteous at tention to all those who have needed assistance in Washington, whether high or low, rich or poor; a record for constant and easy accessibility to his constituents; a record for Bimity; a record for patriotism; n record for the broadest and best statesmanship which has been exemplified by any representative of the commonwealth In half a century. On behalf of stilled enterprise, throttled Industry, halting business and an apprehensive public-, we pledge ourselves to the support of Senator Penrose, believing his re-election to be the best possible method of under writing the continued industrial pre eminence of Pennsylvania and the fu ture prosperity of her 8,0U0,0n0 inhab itants. (Signed) JAMES DOP.SO.V, John & James Dobson, Inc. CHARLEMAGNE TOWER, NATHAN T. EOI.WEM., Folweli liro. & Co.. Inc. WM. M. COATES, Coates Ilros. JOHN PITCAIKN, C. H . Wheeler Mfg. Co. WM. DISSTON, Henry Dlsston & Sons. ROBERT DO UN AN, Dornan Rrothers. JUSTUS II. SC1IWACKE, William Sellers Co., Inc. GEO. E. It'ARTOI,, Dexter Portland Cement Co. HOWARD B. FRENCH. Samuel H. French & Co. WILLIAM P. WORTH, Worth Rrothers, Co., Coatesvllle. II. B. ROSENGARTEN, Powers-Weightman-Rosengarten Co. THEODORE JUSTICE, C. T. WETHERILL, Geo. D. Wetherill & Co. ERNEST T. TRIGG, Jno. Lucas & Co., Inc. JNO. H. BROMLEY, Jno. Bromley & Sons. THOMAS DEVELON, JR., Thomas Develon's Sons. ROY A. HATFIELD, Hatfield & llilles. GEO. R. BOWER, Henry Bower Chemical Company. JNO. E. HANIFEN, Jno. E. Hanifen & Co. MICHAEL G. PRICE, McNeely & Price. ALFRED E. BURK, Burk Brothers. LOUIS BURK, THOMAS DEVUN, Thomas Devlin Mfg. Co. C. L. ANDERSON, Bristol Patent Leather Co., Bristol. SAMUEL BELL, JR., Quaker City Flour Mills. JOS. R. GRUNDY, Wm. H. Grundy & Co, Bristol. CHARLES J. WEBB, Charles J. Webb & Co. JOS. 11. BROMLEY, Quaker Lace Co. LOUIS II. AYRES, William Ayres & Sons. M. H. MASLAND. C. H. Masland & Sons. W. 1'AliK MOOKE, llrown Knitting Co. H. II. BOSWORTH. Delaine Mills, Inc. WILSON II. BROWN, Continental Eiderdown Co., Inc. THEO. F. MILLER, Stead & Miller Co. WALTER H. ROSSMASSLER, Sauquoit Silk Mfg. Co. GEO. C. HETZEL, Geo. C. Hetzel Co., Chester. HORACE A. BEALE, Parkesburg Iron Co., Parkesburg. H. K. MULFORD, II. K. Mullord Co. FRANK SCHOBI.E, Frank Schoble & Co. JNO. F1SLER, Yewdell, Jones Co. JAS. H. GAY, Jno. Gay Sons. RICHARD CAMPION, THOS. J. JEFFRIES, Bradford Mills. WM. S. LLOYD, Stratford Knitting Mills. WM. S. HALLOWELL, Harrison Safety Boiler Works. JNO. L. GAUMER CO., E. L. LANG WORTHY, Adams & Westlake Co. GOUVERNEUR CALDWALADER, C're.ssoii-Morris Co. CLEMENT R. HOOPES, lloopes At Townsend Co. ALEXANDER SELLERS, Williaiu Sellers & Co., Inc. FREDERICK LENNIG. Chas. I.ennig Co., inc. II. DANNENUAUM, National Ammonia Co. of Penna. CHARLES E. PETERSON, llollinnswortii & Peterson. GEO. P. MO KG AN, Geo. P. Morgan & Co. GRISWOI.I) WORSTED CO., Durby. JOS. S. KAMUO, Rainbo Ai Regar, Norrlstown. II. B. TYSON, Quaker City Mfg. Co., Norrlstown. CHAS. F. WILLIAMS, las. I.e's Co., Bridgeport. J. EL WOOD LEE, Lee Tire Ai Rubber Co., Consho hocken. H. C. JONES, II. C. Jones Mfg. Co., Conshohocken. RICHARD V. M ATTlsON, Keaslty &, Mattison, Ambler. WM. F. READ, JK. Win. F. Itead & Sons Co. T. W. ANDREWS, Pequea Mills. WILLIS H.K1SHER, Slielbourne Mills. E. K. ItKEADY, Girnrd Worsted Co. ARTHUR W. (i HEAVES, Greaves Brothers. G. HENRY STETSON, WALTER M. STEPPACHER, Waller M. Steppacher & Bro. CHARLES J." PILLING, O. P. Pilling & Son Co. MORRIS W. PHILLIPS. Philadelphia Clay Co. WM. H. RILEY, William B. Riley & Co. C. L. GILLILAND, Ahertovle Mfg. Co., Chester. F. QUITTNER, Roosevelt Worsted Mills. W. K. ROSSKAM, Quaker City Chocolate and Con fectionery Co. F. H. GAYLEY, G.-ivley A Lord Mfg. Co., Chester. ROBERT LEWIS, Robert Lewis Co. ROBERT MEYER, German-American Hosiery Co. H. C. AHERI.E, II. C. Aberlo Co. ROBERT IILOOD, .liihn lllood Co. ROBERT PILLING, l'llllnir Mndeley, Inc. PAUL E. SUTRO, E. Sulro Ai Son. CYRUS BORGNER, CvriiM Uorgner Co. FREDERICK WOI.STENHOLME, Thos. Wolstenholine Sons & Co. W. F. BLAKEI.EY, Arasaplia Mfs. Co., Chester. CHAS. A. TURNER. Chester I ace Mills, Chester. C. A. EARNST, Amerii-iin Viscose Co., Marcus Hook. E. A. IRVING, TrviiiK A l.elper Mfg. Co., Chester. ALFRED WOI STENIIOLME, WoNtenhnlme Clark. JOS. FELDENHEIMEIt. It oxford Knitting Co. ROBERT CRANE, Crane Ice Cream & Baking Co. CHAS. E. CARPENTER, llnll'-'htnn A Co. EVERETT II. BROWN, Wister Spinning Co. HERBERT T. HOSKING. Shule's I.aimdrv. ELLIS 1 1 EY, Rlrhar.l I lev & Sons. IVM. M. SHARPI.ESS, JR., Wm. AV F. W. Sharpless. CHAR. S. SCHELL, Srhell ,S- I on us'reth. ARTHUR J. FLEMING, I'lilMn v. Co. M. P. GLYNN. Cannon Mills. J. D. C. HENDERSON, J. D. C. Henderson & Co. F. I! VKESTRAW, E. S. Hydo i. Co.