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VOL. XLVII. NO. 12.
TIONESTA, PA., WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 1914.
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Burgess. 8. D. Irwin.
Justices of the react O. A. Randall, D.
Oouneilmen. J. W, Landers, Q, B. Rob
inson, R. J. Hopkins, O. K. Watson, U.
W. Holeman, J. II. Mune, Charles Clark.
Oanxtablej. L. Zuver.
Collector W. H. Hood.
School Directors W . O. Imel, J. R.
Clark, 8. M. Henry, Q. Jamleson, D. II.
FOREST COUNTY OFFICERS.
Member of Congress W. J. Hullngs,
Member of Senate 3. 1C. P. Hall,
Assembly K, R. Meohllng.
President Judge W. D. Hinckley.
Associate Judges Samuel Aul, Joseph
Prothonotary, Register i Recorder, t.
-8. R. Maxwell.
Sheriff Wm. H. Hood.
Treasurer W. H. Brar.ee.
Commissioners -Win, H. Harrison, J.
C. Soowden, II. U. MoClellan.
District Attorney-M. A. Carrlnger.
Jury Commissioners-J. B. Eden, A.M.
Coroner Dr. M. O Kerr.
Countv Auditor George H. Warden,
A. C. Gregg and 8. V. Shields.
County Surveyor Hoy 8. Braden.
County Superintendent J. O. Carson.
Kesulnr Terns mt Crt.
Third Monday of February.
Third Monday of May.
Third Monday of September.
Third Monday of November.
Regular Meetings of County Commis
sioners lnt and 8d Tuesdays of month.
Ckarefc mui Mabkalh Kebl.
Presbyterian Sabbath School at 9:45 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.
Preaoblug In the F. M. Church every
Sabbath evening at the usual hour. Rev.
M. E. Wolcott, Pastor.
, Preaching in the Presbyterian church
every Sabbath at 11:00 a. in. and 7:30 p.
m. Rev. U.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
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Fellows' Hall, Partridge building.
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Q. A. R. Meets 1st Tuesday after
noon of each month at 3 o'clock.
CAVT. GEORGE STOW CORPS, No.
137, W. R. C, meets first and third
Wednesday evening of each month.
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Bank Building, TIONESTA, PA.
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on Elm Btreet. Is prepared to do all
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VERA CRUZ DEAD
Tribute Paid to Valor of Heroes
in New York
MOURNERS CROWD STREETS
New York Looks on In Sorrow at
Caissons Carrying Victims of Mex
ico Occupation Rumble in Streets.
The bodies of the seventeen Ameri
can bluejackets and marines ...slain ,
during, the occupation' of Vera 'Cru
each in a flag enwrapped coffin carried)
on a gun caisson, were borne from the
Battery to the Brooklyn navy yard in
New York Monday. j
The cortege passed through streets .
lined with sorrowful and bare headed
crowds, gathered to pay silent tribute
to the valor of the men who had given
their lives for their country' flag.
The bodies were taken ashore in the
morning from the cruiser Montaua
which brought them from Vera Cruz.
The coflins were at once placed on
caissons and the funeral cortege
moved from the battery to the Brook
lyn navy yard.
Detachments of bluejackets and ma
rines from the Montana and the bat
tleships Wyoming and Texas, G. A.
R. veterans, the New York naval
militia, Spanish war veterans and
numerous civilian bodies had places
in the line which escorted the bodies.
At the City Hall plaza the funeral
procession halted while massed school
children chanted hymns in honor of
the Vera Cruz heroes.
When the procession stopped at the
city hall for five minutes the mayor
placed a wreath on the caisson that
happened to be opposite to the en
trance to the city hall.
President Wilson rode in a carriage
immediately back of the last caisson.
He made the only address at the navy
yard service, paying tribute to the
valor and sacrifice of the bluejackets
and marines. He said in part:
"The feeling that is uppermost Is
one of profound grief that these lads
should have had to go to their death.
But yet I feal a profound pride and
envy that they should have been per
mitted to do their duty so nobly.
"Their duty is not an uncommon
thing. Men are performing it in the
ordinary walks of life, but what gives
these men peculiar distinction is that
they did not give their lives for them
selves, but gave their lives for us be
cause we as a nation called upon
"Are you sorry for the lads? Are
you sorry for the way they will be
remembered? I hope to God none of
you will Join the list, but if you will
you will Join an Immortal company,
and whllo there goes out of our
hearts an affectionate sympathy for
them we know why we do not go away
from this occasion with our hearts
cast down but with confidence that ull
will be worked out.
"We have gone down to Mexico to
serve mankind if we can find the way.
We .don't want to light the Mexicans,
we want to serve them. A war of ag
gression is not a thing in which it is
proud to die.'but a war of service Is a
war in which it is a proud thing to
"War is only a sort of dramatic rep
resentation, a symbol of a thousand
forms of duty. I never was in battle
or under fire, but I fancy it is Just as
hard to do your duty when men aro
sneering at you, for when they shoot
at you they take your natural life and
when they sneer at you they wound
"As I think of these spirits that
have gone from us I know that the
way is clearer for the future, for they
have shown us the way."
Prayers were said by Chaplain Cas-
sard of the Naval Academy, Rabbi
Wise of New York and Father Chid
wick, the chaplain of the first earlloi
.battleship' Maine, concluding the
simple service. The national salute
was then fired by the navy yard guns.
. The secretary of the navy, the sec
retary of agriculture, the committee
from the 'United States senate an'i
from the house of representatives
senators and assemblymen from the
New York state legislature, officials
of the army, navy and affiliated
branches of, the , service and dis
tingulshed guests followed in car
riages Immediately after the caissons,
Among those at the navy yard to
honor the dead was a representative
of Japan, Captain Takeschi, naval at
tache at the Japanese embassy.
"Memorial ceremonies, not funeral
services," was the way Secretary
Daniels spoke of the exercises.
HUERTA SAYS HE'LL STICK
Dictator Hat "Had Ns Thought of Re
President Huerta told the Mexico
City correspondent of the London
Dally Mail that he was not going to
give up HI position as chief of Mex
ico. He said:
;- "I have had no thought of resigning
the office which the republic conferred
General Huerta declared that his
health was good. In reply to a ques
tion as to his sentiments toward Amer
icans he said:
"The conduct of my government and
of the Mexican people toward the
Americans who are remaining here
during the present conflict is the best
auBwer to that question
- Will Represent U. S. at
- Mediation Conference
P. W. LEHMANN.
TWO CONFEREES NAMED
Lamar and Lehmann to Represent
United States Before Mediators.
.The United States will be repre
sented at the Niagara Falls mediation
conference by Supreme Court Justlco
Lamar and former Solicitor General
Tills government will have only two
representatives in spite of the fact
that Huerta already has named three
to confer with the A. B. C. mediators
at the conference beginning May 18.
The United States and the de facto
government of Mexico will be the only
parties to the mediation conference
besides the mediators themselves, the
Constitutionalists having refused to
consider the mediation of their dif
ferences with the de facto govern
ment. HUERTA'S NOTE
War Preparations Are Resumed
With Great Energy
High tension marks the Mexican
situation, both on the military and the
The principal developments are:
Probable movement of additional
troops to Vera Cruz.
Further inquiry as to preparedness
of state troops for service.
Protest by Huerta against alleged
violation of armistice by the United
Chartering of transports for carry
ing troops to Mexico.
Talk of a flying expedition to Mex
ico City in case Huerta regime col
lapses. Huerta protested to the mediators
that the armistice had been broken
and threatened to withdraw from the
conferences. This threat caused more
than little apprehension in Washing
ton. No orders have yet been issued for
an aggressive campaign, but the im
minence of such a development
clearly suggested by the activity.
Six new transports were chartered
for the purpose of moving two more
brigades from Galveston in the event
of an emergency. This was announced
by Secretary Garrison.
Apparently the only way in which
the United States can prevent con
signments of artillery, guns and am
munition from falling into the hands
of Huerta will be through seizing
them after they are landed or through
the good of.ces of the German govern
It was reported upon excellent au
thority that President Wilson has
settled upon Associate Justice Lamar
of the supreme court and Newton D,
Baker, forn.3r mayor of Cleveland, as
two of the three mediators who will
represent the United States in the
forthcoming negotiations at Niagara
Falls, Can. It was also reported that
the third mediator would be Frederick
W. Lehman of St. Louis, who served
as solicitor general of the United
States under President Taft.
A delegation of American refugee
from the lampico atstrict in Mexico
arrived in Washington with a vigorous
protest against the treatment they
have received by this government.
The refugees saw Secretary Daniels
but received very little sympathy
from liim. In fact, they were told
they ought to be thankful to the Unit
ed States instead of uttering com
plaints against it.
Woodrow Huerta Thompson.
Woodrow Huerta Thompson, chap
eroned by the stork, made his advent
in the tent of D. O. Thompson, a
Romany chief, camped with about 150
gypsies in Hays borough, near Pitts
burg. "I want him to be a fighting
man," said the chief. "I'll Just name
him Woodrow Huerta Thompson.
Suffragettes Parade In Washington.
Several thousand women, from prac
tically every state in the Union, pa
raded from the White House to the
capilol in Washington and presented
to members of congress petitions
making plain their desire to be given
the right to ote.
AT WHITE HOUSE
Prusident's Ycnngest Daughter
Is New MrsT McAdoo
FEW GUESTS ARE IJiYITED
Bimple But Impressive Ceremony In
Blue Room of White House Many
Costly and Beautiful Gifts Received.
The White House staged its four
teenth wedding last Thursday after
noon when Miss Eleanor Wilson, the
president's third daughter, became tho
bride of Secretary of the Treasury
William G. McAdoo.
Not even the formality of engraved
invitations marked the wedding and
less than sixty persons were asked
to witness the marriage ceremony'.
Hundreds of announcements were
Unlike the marriages of other
daughters of presidents Miss Wilson
pledged her troth in the blue room.
The east room has been the scene of
A dias about ten inches high was
constructed in the southward curve of
the blue room. For the ceremony th'a
furnished a standing place for the
members of the bridal party. It was
covered with oriental rugs upon which
the bride and bridegroom kneeled for
the prayer and benediction.
Miss Eleanor Wilson was attended
by her sister, Miss Margaret, as maid
of honor and Dr. Carl T. Grayson, U.
S. N., naval aid and physician to the
president, served Secretary McAdoo
as best man.
The ceremony was followed by a
supper of fifty covers in the state
dining room. The Marine band played
during the ceremony and the supper.
After the bride and bridegroom had
taken their departure there was danc
ing in the east room.
Rev. Sylvanus Beach, pastor of the
Princeton Presbyterian church, per
formed the ceremony.
The flower girls were Miss Sallie
McAdoo, stepdaughter of the bride,
and Miss Nancy Lane, daughter ot
the secretary of the interior. The
members of the president's military
and naval staff served as ushers.
Miss Eleanor wore a bridal gown of
Ivory white satin richly embellished
with old lace. She wore also a string
of pearls, one of Secretary MeAdoo'a
presents. Mr. McAdoo gave his bride
several handsome pieces of Jewelry.
The honeymoon of Secretary and
Mrs. McAdoo began with a mad dash
through the streets of Washington
and over eight or nine miles of in
different Maryland roads to catch a
The couple were run to the little
town of College Park. There standing
upon a railway siding was a private
car. A Baltimore and Ohio express
bound for Philadelphia picked up the
Notwithstanding the earnest efforts
of the president's family to make the
wedding exclusively private the wed
ding gifts received by Secretary Mc
Adoo and his bride were many and
RESERVE BOARD NAMED
Richard Olney of Boston Chosen Gov
ernor of Body.
The federal reserve board selected
by President Wilson is as follows:
Richard Olney, Boston, governor of
Paul Warburg, New York.
Harry A. Wheeler, Chicago.
W. P. G. Harding, Birmingham, Ala.
William Denman, San Francisco.
Secretary McAdoo and John Skel
ton Williams, comptroller of the cur
rency, are ex-officio members.
Olney in a letter to President Wil
son declined the tender of governor
of the board.
GIVE UP ARMS TO SOLDIERS
Federal Army Officer Reports That
Colorado Is Quiet.
No fresh outbreaks between mine
guards and striking miners have oc
curred in the Colorado strike region,
the war department learned.
Colonel Symonds, in command ct
the cavalry in the Boulder district,
reported by wire that 200 shotguns',
revolvers and rifles had been sur
rendered to him without resistance
and one machine gun was taken by
the federal troops in the same way.
MME. NORDICA DIES
Opera Singer Had Been 111 For Long
Mme. Lillian Nordica, the singer,
died in Batavla, Java,
She had been ill for a long time and,
Indeed, never recovered from the ef
fects of the wreck of the steamship
on which she was a passenger.
Oakes Succeeds Gessler.
"Rebel" Oakes was appointed man
ager of the Pittsburg Federal league
club to succeed "Brownie" Gessler,
who on account of the poor showing
the team has made was called homo
to give reasons to President Edward
W. Gwinner. Mr. Gwlnner said Gess
ler would not entirely sever his con
nections with the club. He will he
used as a scout.
Two Aviators Killed.
Lieutenants Fahcr and Kurtz, Ger
man aviators, were killed while (lying.
Mr. and Mrs. McAdoo; Bride
in Wedding Gown
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Photo of Mm. MrAdoo Ot 1914, by Cllne
dinst. Fhoto of Mr. McAdoo 1514, by
American Press Axsoclatlon.
FINE CROP PROSPECTS
Real Feature of Trade Situation.
Iron and Steel Doing Poorly.
Dun's Review of Trade says this
"There is an improved sentiment hi
commercial and Industrial channels,
even though actual progress is Blow.
The brilliant outlook for the winter
wheat crop inspires confidence in tho
future, and the splendid agricultural
prospects, generally, constitute the
best feature of the situation.
"Statistics of trade movements are
conflicting; gross earnings of railroads
reporting for the month of April were
1.9 per cent less than last year. Somo
encouragement is derived from reports
regarding the leading trades and in
dustries. Least satisfactory news is
received as to iron and Bteel, where
conditions are slow to improve."
BECKER WANTS TO TESTIFY
May Be Called to Witness Stand at
His Own Trial.
Believing that his failure to take
the stand in his own defense at the
first trial mado a bad Impression on
the Jurymen who convicted him,
Becker wants ltis counsel to allow him
to testify at his second trial.
Becker's determination to take the
stand is the result of Mrs. Becker's
persistence that he should stand up
himself and say to the Jury that Rose,
Webber, Vallon and Schepps are liars.
Becker said to a friend:
"I am on trial for murder, not for
grafting. Why should I hang back
and endanger my murder case be
cause of a fear that the district at
torney will hammer me about graft
and bank accounts."
"Vera Cruz Fairly Healthy."
"Some smallpox prevails, but the
city is in fair sanitary condition and
fairly healthy at present," is the sub
stance of a cable received by the Red
Cross from Charles Jenkinson, its
representative, who has Just arrived
at Vera Cruz and taken charge of re
lief operations. Mr. Jenkinson, how
ever, is apprehensive of more sick
ness with the advent of the rainy
Chicago, May 12.
Hogs Receipts, 38,000; market
Slow. Bulk ot Bales, $8.35 8.40;
light, $8.20S8.45; mixed, $S.208.45;
heavy, 7.95iii 8.40; rough, $7.958.10;
pigs, $7.35C 8.35.
Cattle Receipts, 18,000; market
steady. Beeves, ?7.209.50; Texas
steers, J7.10ffj 8.15; stockers and feed
ers, $5.60(g8.30; cows and heifers,
$3.7(g8.60; calves, $7f'9.75.
Sheep Receipts, 15,000; market
higher. Native, $5.25(fi 5.90; yearlings,
$5.75(6.90; lambs, native, $6.257.70.
Wheat May, 94.
Corn May, 67 V.
Oats May, 38 14 .
Pittsburg, May 12.
Cattlo Choice, $S.75(ii;9; prime,
$S.60C(t8.80; good, $Sdi8.50; common,
$6.50(57; heirers, $5.50(fJ8; common to
good fat bulls, $5. 50ft S; common to
good fat cows, $3.50fl 7.50; fresh cows
and springers, $45(ijS0.
Sheep and Lambs Prime wethers,
$5.80ffi6; good mixed, $5.50(ff5.75; fair
mixed, $5f:5.40; culls and common,
$34; spring lambs, $SQ 11; veal
calves, $10$ 10.50; heavy and thin
Hogs Primo heavy, $8.65; heavy
mixed, $8.70; mediums, heavy Yorkors
and light Yorkers, $8.70 8.75; pigs,
$8.50(8.60; roughs, $7.507-75; stags,
Butter rrlnts, 2728; tubs, 26'a
27. Eggs Selected, 19(-21. Poul
try (live) Kut hens, 18&19;
(dressed) hens, 22fff23.
Cleveland, May 12.
Hogs Yorkers, $S.70ffi 8.75; mixed,
$S.70(ij8.75; piKB. $S.70(gS.75; etags,
Calves Good to choice, $10fi 10.25;
fair to good, $Si.9.60; heavy aud com
Cattlo Choice fat steers, $8.15"
8.50; good to choice, $7.758.10;
Eillchers and springers, $601 SO.
Statistics Show Increases Fcr
March Reaching 719 Percent.
TRY TO CONCEAL FACTS
Manufacturers Continue to Organize
Throughout State For Purpose ol
Rolling Up Majority For Penrose.
Notwithstanding the fact that the
shipping houses of Bradford, Eng
land, alarmed by the storm of protest
aroused in the United States by the
enormous increase of woolen ship
ments from Bradford, are declaring
their invohes In London to hide the
real extent of the trade now being
done with this country, government
statistics show a continuing increase.
C. 11. Brown, chairman of the ho
siery manufacturers' legislative com
mittee, has Just compiled a table from
official sources which proves that the
imports of wool and manufactures ol
wool for the month of March were the
heaviest since the schedule in the Un
derwood' law went into effect on Jan.
1. Increases as compared with the
month of March, 1913, averaged 120.5
per cent in the various articles ol
manufacture, and in the group gen
erally styled "all other manufactures
of wool" reached 7o7 per cent.
How Foreign Goods Are Coming In.
Mr. Brown has also prepared a ta
ble showing imports for March, 1914,
and March, 1913, of twenty-two differ
ent articles and groups. This table,
published here for the first time, Is
about two weeks in advance of the re
port of the department of commerce.
Products. Values. Values.
of $li;8.5H0 100.767
Watches and parts
of 317,329 205.280
Cotton cloths... 1,402,71 721,902
Stockings 417,071 241,455
Other knit goods 3iiii,2iil 44,075
Linen yarns 95,248 55,958
Fruits and nuts. 4,01 2,2 44 3,0X8,10)
Glassware 708,319 4!1S 674
Clltlerv 272,400 140,979
Tinplate 185,130 23,29s
Leather and tann
ed skins 1,550,343 635,609
Gloves 9!0I,!I77 755,212
Paper and mfs.
of 2,529,!33 1,783 OtS
Mfrs. of silk... 3,095,975 2,094 008
Vegetables 1,423,939 9'in 857
Wool, Class 1.. 5,253.229 2.68L544
Wool, Class 2.. OIX.XI.") 3X3,:!1
Wool. Class 3.. 2,io;0,nl3 1,197 512
Woolen cloths.. 1,396,910 32897 1
Dress goods..,. 710,928 225 975
Wearing apparel 170,4X0 16."!o87
All other mfrs.
of wool 772,544 95,617
Totals $29,218,670 $111,994,805
The total increase of imports ol
these Helecteii nrticlcs and groups for
the month of March was $12,233,805,
or an average of 71.9 per cent. The
smallest rate of Increase was In wear
ing apparel, which amounted to only
3.2 per cent, ami the largest was In
cotton knit goods, which amounted to
719.8 per cent.
Dauphin County For Penrose.
"We in Pennsylvania have passed
through the fire and we are the better
for It. We now see issues clearly, and
those of us who were arrayed one
against another on personal grounds
are prepared to give and take In order
that we may stand shoulder to should
er for tho preservation of those politi
cal principles which are oiiuully dear
to all of ns."
In these words S. F. Uunklo, presi
dent of the llarrishurg Manufacturing
and Boiler company, expressed what
appeared to he the sentiment of a
meeting of manufacturers held in llar
rishurg last week to ratify a numer
ously signed petition In behalf of the
renominatton of United States Senator
"There were men among the sign
ers," says the llarrishurg Telegraph,
"who were supposed to be friendly to
Roosevelt, and the general applause
which greeted M. Punklo's remarks
was taken as an indication that every
one present was ready and willing tn
forget old differences and to get to
gether behind the man who, more tlinn
any other in the state of Pennsylva
nia, stands for protectee tariff."
Karl Steward, secretary of the O.
Day Rudy company, was elected sec
retary of tlio meeting and Mr. Dunkle
was mado chairman.
"I have always lven an admirer of
Senator I'ei.rose," continued Mr. Dun
kle, "and I was never prouder of that
fact than I mil today. I believe, and I
think everyonei who knows him be
lieves that his record as a statesman,
both at HarriiilMirg ami at Washing
ton, is above reproach.
Who Could Do More?
"Is there nny oilier man we mlu'ht
nominate or clcrt who could do more
for the Industries of Pennsylvania ami
for the wane earners employed In
"Why, gentlemen, merely to ask tlx
question answers It. We all know
that the strength of Senator Penrose
In the congress of the United States
by reason of hf.i ability, his lonn year
of service, Hie stnitenk- position In
occupies o" the Important committees
of the senate, and his uneiualle I fa
mlliarity with the varied industrial ac
tivltles of tho commonwealth, Li lull
nltely greater than that of any other
man who has been suggested by an
party, or faction, or group, bs a sue
cessor to him.
"If the mutations of politics were tc
supplant Mr. Penrose with A. Mitchcl
Palmer, I should consider it a calam
sty. If they were to place Glfford Plu
ehot in trie seat ot Senator Penrose 1
should say that while we might not
have lost anything in the way of so
cial standing In Washington, we would
have sacrificed deliberately our politt
cal strength. If Mr. Dlmmick were tc
be nominated and elected I should be
thankful that we had a man in the
senate whom we could depend upon to
vote lor protective measures, but I
should feel that for a long time to
come he was doomed to be only s
A Vote Is Not Enough.
"We need and must have In Wash
ington a man who is more than s
good vote. We need a senator whe
not only can vote, but who can work
and lead, who lias a reputation for get
ting thing's done, and who for years
has been recognized as the most po
tent Republic an in congress.
"This is no time to be squabbling
over tho fine points in politics, gentle
men. We want work for our men.
We want a market for our products al
prices which will enable us to keep In
business ami to pay American wages.
We must have these things before we
tan discuss purely political reforms
with any prospect of finding audiences
for tlio:-.e discussions.
"Let us be frank with ourselves.
What are the conditions here in Har
risburg? You will remember that the
newspapers assured us that no mat
ter whut might happen to the rest ol
the country, llarrishurg was Bafe, be
cause of the great amount of public
work that was to be done. Are we
"An old llarrlsburger, who came to
town yesterday, told me that when he
saw Market street he thought it was
Sunday. The city is absolutely stag
nant. All that saves it from dire ca
lamity are these same public work
and the preparations for a return ot
prosperity which are being made by
the Pennsylvania Steel company. You
know that the steel company passed
its dividend this year and that it is
woring only 50 to 60 per cent of its
Hard Times In Harrisburg.
"The Pennsylvania Railroad com
pany laid off fourteen crews on the
middle division last Saturday, and
prior to that as many as 500 men at a
time have been given indefinite vaca
tions. Only 4U per cent of the rail
road men who were In employment a
year ago are working today.
"For once in our history, there Is no
hotel problem In Harrisburg. Instead
of being overcrowded, as formerly, our
hostelries 'have rooms to Bpare. A
friend told me yesterday that the sec
retary of the Y. M. C. A. remarked to
him that, whereas they used to turn
away traveling men at the associa
tion's headquarrs who were unable
to llnd quarter: elsewhere, they werd
now turning away the men in search
"These are the conditions which
Senator Penrose predicted as a re
sult of the Democratic tariff law, and
which be strove manfully to prevent.
Let us put him buck in Washington to
help repair the rlnnage. it is the one
thing every business man, every tar
uier, everv wage earner is thinking
of the wooing back of a prosperity
we thought could not be killed."
Secrotar- Steward made a brief
statement of conditions in the stained
glass industry, which, lie said, was al
most totally paralyzed by the Demo
cratic cut in duty.
The Signed Statement
Following is the declaration which
was given out alter the meeting:
"The time has come when all
sober-minded business men must
admit that the results which have
followed tho enactment of Demo
cratic legislation in Washington
are anything but satisfactory.
Wliile we are not In the midst of
calamity, and sincerely trust that
we may never he, it is undoubt
edly true that the supreme and
buovant confidence which a few
years ago coined the phrase that
''politics can have no effect upon
Americ an business," is entirely
"We, the undersigned, manu
facturers of Dauphin county, are
convinced that tne policy of pro
tection whereby we were enabled
to pav our wage earners and sal
aried 'employes more money than
our competitors in F.urope and
Asia, and at the same time be as
sured of disposing of our products
at a reasonable profit, was more
than a political fetich. We be
lieve, and wo think that develop
ments corroborate us, that the
protection whic h the American
producer, Industrial or agricultu
ral, and the American laborer,
have enjovoil almost uninterrupt
edly for the lust half century prior
to 'the advent of the Wilson ad
ministration, was ot the very foun
dation of the business fabric which
we have reared to the admiration
of the whole! world. Careful analy
sis of the situation coullrniH us in
the heliel' that any Interference
with this policy means an Inter
ference with our business pros
perity and with wage scales In
every line of trade. Therefore,
we take this means of urging upon
the people of Dauphin county the
Importance at this Juncture of tbe
Htrlctevt fidelity to the Republican
principle of protective tariff.
Choice Offered the Voters.
"And In conjunction therewith
we desire to call attention to the
sterlin-,' servic es ol the Moil. Boies
Penrose In the United States sen
ate. After nearly eighteen years
of servic e there, his third term is
expiring. The voters of the Re
publican party have the option of
returning him to the senate or of
choosing some new man who,
during Ills tirst term at least,
would be obliged to devote more
time and aitenlion to learning the
rules and traditions of the senate,
the methods of operation In congress-In
other wore'", to the best
way of getting a I'ciolhohl ti aii to
the' serious and pressing needs of
the c l-'ht million people of Penn
sylvania. "We submit that however the
voters lr.av feel In regard to or
ganization' politic s or any other
Kind of politics In the state of
Pennsylvania, the issue in choos
ing a candidate for United States
senator Is tho senatorslil p and
nothing else. We endorse the
senatorial record of Hides Penrose
without reservation, believing him
to be bv all odds the fittest man
in the Kevstoue State to succeed
"Therefore, each and all of the
iindersU'tied pledge themselves to
the c andidacy of Senator Penroso
for rciiinnination and reeleclini
and solicit the co-operation of the
voters of every class aud condition."