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VOL. XLVII. NO. 13.
TIONESTA, PA., WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 19U.
$1.00 PER ANNUM.
Burgess. S. D. Irwin.
Justices of the Peaap C. A. Randall, D.
W. Clark. f
Couneiunen. J.W. Landers, G. B. Rob
inson, R. J. Hopkins, G. F. WatBon, G.
W. rToleman, J. B. Muse, Cbarles Clark.
Constable j. L. Zuver.
Collector W. H. Hood.
School Directors W. O. Imel, J. K.
Clark, S. M. Henry, Q. Jatnieson, D. H.
FOREST COUNTY OFFICER. S.
Member of Congress W. 3. Hulings.
Member of Senate J. K. P. Hall.
Assembly K. R. Mechlin.
, President Judge W. D. H inckley.
Associate Judges Samuel Aul, Joseph
Prothonotary, Register A Recorder, te.
-S. R. Maxwell.
Sheriff Wm. H. Hood.
Treasurer W. H. Brar.ee.
Commissioners Wm. H. Harrison, J.
C. Soowden, II. H. McClellan.
District Attorney M. A. Carringer.
Jury Commissioners J. B. Eden, A.M.
Coroner Dr. M. 0 Kerr.
County Auditors George H. Warden,
A. C. Gregg and S. V. Shields.
County Surveyor Roy 8. Braden.
County Superintendent J. O. Carson.
Res-alar Tcroii af Caurt.
Third Monday of February.
Third Monday of May.
Third Monday of September.
Third Monday of November.
Regular Meetings of County Commis
sioners 1st and 3d Tuesdays of month. :
Chorea and gabbata Heb.ol.
Presbyterian Sabbath School at 9:46 a.
m. i M. E. Sabbath School at 10:00 a. m.
Preaching in M. E. Church every fJab
bath evening by Rev. H. L. Dunlavey.
Preaching in the F. M. Church every
Sabbath evening at the usual hour. Rev.
M. E. Wolcott, Pastor.
Preaching in the Presbyterian church
every Sabbath at 11:00 a. m. and 7:30 p.
m. Rev. H. A. Bailey, Paftor.
The regular meetiugs of the W. C. T.
U. are held at the headquarters on the
second and fourth Tuesdays of each
TI N ESTA LODGE, No. 869, 1. 0. 0. F.
M eets every Tuesday evening, in Odd
Fellows' Hall, Partridge building.
CAPT. GEORGE STOW POST, No. 274
G. A. R. Meets 1st Tuesday after
noon of each month at 3 o'clock.
CAPT. GEORGE STOW CORPS, No.
137, W. R. C, meets first and third
Wednesday evening of each month.
Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law.
OlBoe over Forest County National
Bank Building, . TIONESTA, PA.
CURTIS M. 8HAWKEY,
Practice in Forest Co.
Office in Arner Building, Cor. Elm
and Bridge Sta., Tionesta, Pa.
FRANK S. HUNTER, D. D. S.
Rooms over Citizens Nat. Bank,
DR. F. J. BOVARD,
Physician A Surgeon,
Eyes Tested and Glasses Fitted, ,
R. J. B. SIGGINS,
Physic an and Nurireon.
OIL CITY, PA.
11 H. E. PIERCE, Proprietor.
Modern and up-to-date in an its ap
pointments. Every convenience and
comfort provided for the traveling public
R. A. FULTON. Proprietor
Tlonseta, Pa. This is the mostcentrally
located hotel in the place, and has all the
modern improvements. No pains will
be spared to make it a pleasant stopping
place tor tue traveling puDiio.
FANCY BOOT A SHOEMAKER.
Shop over R. L. Haslet's grocery store
on Elm street. Is prepared to do all
vlnrl. rf nnutam work from the finest to
the coarsest and guarantees his work to
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give periect BailHlHCkiim. jrruiiin. mwu-
uon given to menuiug, auu pnuea rea
CHICHESTER S PILLS
IMIUiu lld "i Hold metallic
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Tali Ihmi Bt f Tor ' V
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DIAUIIVD IIRANIt FILLS, fu, life
vears known as Best. Safest. A Iways Reliable)
SOLD BY DRUGGISTS EVERYWHERE
SO YEARS' IXPiaif NCI. UurCHkRCES ARC
THC LOWEST. Send model, photo or nkeu-h (or
viM-rt nHarrli mid trei ri'iport on patfiiubility.
INFRINGEMENT Kilt, niiulurtatt before all
rnurts. I'att nla olxnined tliruiiirll tin. AOVER.
VISED And SOLO, frw. TRADE-MARKS, PEN
SIONS and COPYRIGHTS quickly oblalnod.
Opposite U. 8. Patent Offioe!
W A8HINCTON, P. V.
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
. kuies uoiiUL vioup Boa nooping vuuku.
TO BE PROPOSED
Wilson Will Demand Land Re
forms in Mexico
NSISTS ON PERMANENT PEACE
What May Be Called a Meddling Into
Mexico's Internal Affairs to Be In
troduced at Mediation Conferences.
It is learned on reliable authority
that the Washington government will
propose to the Huerta delegates at the
mediation conferences that a reorgan
ization of the" present federal land
holding system In Mexico be made
and will insist on the reform in any
settlement of the Mexican situation. 1
That there must be a change ho that
peons can have a chance in the owner
ship of these vast properties, Wash
ington is convinced. Anything 1ck, it
is felt, would only perpetuate disorder
Mexico and the administration
hopes at this mediation conference to
bring about permanent restoration of
The administration will insist upon
assurances of this reform even if Car-
ranza and Villa are in control at Mex
ico City. There is good reason in fact
to believe that President Wilson in
the event of a Constitutionalist vic
tory will withhold recognition from
the Carranssa government until abso
lute pledges of this character have
as v.ewed by administration lead
ers any settlement or tue Mexican
situation which does not provide for
the doing away of the present system
of land ownership by a small group
of favored individuals Is certain to
fall. There will follow a repetition of
the scenes of the last two years under
new leaders and with possibly new
troops, but the spirit of discontent and
revolution will, it is contended, be just
as strong as it is today.
Huerta, as the administration has
now come to view the situation in the
southern republic, merely typifies a
system of government in Mexico which
must be destroyed before the United
States can hope for any permanent
peace and order on its southern
Such a course, it will be contended,
constitutes a meddling with Mexico's
Internal affairs which up to this tlmn
has never been suggested In the presi
dent's negotiations with the Huerta
How far this fundamental question
of a change in Mexico's system of
and ownership will entpr into the pro
Free Car Fare to Oil City With
To visit Oil City and the circus. The Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus is the greatest animal circus in
the world. The Monarch Clothing Co. will pay your car fare to Oil City and take you and your
friends in an automobile direct to the circus and pay your fare, under the folllowing conditions.
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Car Fare and
All purchases of $20.00 will
and lree admission to the circus.
title you to one fiee car fare nnd two admissions to the circus.
Every extra purchase of five dollars entitles you to an ex
tra admission to the circus.
$20.00 to $25.00 men's suits,
$16.50 to $20.00 men's suits,
sale at .
$12.98 to $1150 men's suits,
.' $18.00 to $35.00 women's suits, all the late styles in tango
Copenhagen, navy, black, blue, taupe, lancy stripes, checks,
plain white serge, and in fact all the fashionable shades to be
had. Your unrestricted choice. Free alterations, tifn
sale at JpltC.UU
All other suits for ladies and misses, comprising all our
beautiful $14.50, $16.50, $16.98 and $15.98 ladies' ftn
suits. Take yoir pick, sale at iplU.UU
Mon.aoch Clothing Co.,
posals by the American represents
Uvea at Niagara Falls Is uncertain.
Jils connection it Is pointed out that)
at least two of Huerta's delegates at
Niagara Falls were in fact representa
tives, not of the Mexican dictator, but
oLUie landed aristocracy in Mexico.
njat'Hwas asserted, was the plain
jBiAt,,, .he statements that have
bnQiaftdaSreneatedly that two of tht)
delegatatu-wjpre not Huerta men at all
but repreiiqted Wt.e Mexican people.
It was learned detinitely that the
United States now, regards the diffi
culty between Mexico and this country
as having passed completely beyond a
stage where a settlement of the Tam
pico flag incident will satisfy this gov
ernment. If Huerta's delegates aro
merely contemplating a settlement of
this phase of the situation the pro
ceedings at Niagara Falls will fall.
The United States delegates at
Niagara Falls will be content with
nothing short of the elimination of
Huerta and an adjustment of the in
ternal difficulties of the republic.
IMPORTANT BRIDGE GONE
Structure on Interoceanic Railway
Blown Up by Mexicans.
Brigadier General Funston reported
from Vera Cruz that the Mexicans had
dynamited and destroyed the San
Francisco bridge on the line of the
Interoceanic railway, twenty-eight
miles out from Vera Cruz.
This bridge was one of the most im
portant on the line of the Interoceanic
and Its destruction greatly increases
the difficulty of this route for an
American invasion to Mexico City.
The San Francisco bridge crossed
the Antigua ravine and was 164 feet
in length and 14 feet high. The Inter
ocean is a narrow guage line and has
not been used for the removal of ref
ugees from Mexico City. It also .has
been the second choice as a route tor
the American troops to the capital.
General Funston does not say how
the Sau Francisco bridge was de
stroyed or by whom but apparently It
was the work of the federal troops.
General Funston also reported a
rumor that General Navarette, the
federal commander, is in the neighbor
hood of Vera Cruz with a force of
The blowing up of th9 railroad
bridge while causing some worry is
not to be compared with the situation
growing out of the execution of
Private Parks and developments in
Tamplco relating to the oil fields. The
two latter constitute the really serious
phases of the present Mexican crisis.
The developments at Tamplco in
volve the Constitutionalists. It is
charged that they already are extort
ing money from foreign owners of the
oil fields. So seriou) are these re
ports that the Hutch minihter at
Washington has called at the navy de
partment and asked for an immcdlats
MONARCH CLOTHING COMPANY.
AND WOMEN'S SUITS AT A
entitle one person to car fare
Purchases of $25.00 will en-
To Be Hed
ELEVEN DIE OF
Sailors Adrift in Open Boat For
a Two Weeks
SURVIVORS IN BAD CONDITION
Third and Missing Boat of Liner Co
lumbian Found by Revenue Cutter
Seneca Off Coast of Newfoundland.
The third and last boat which got
away from the burning liner Colum
bian in midocean on May 3 and had
been missing ever since was picked
UP by the United States revenue cut
ter Seneca, which immediately made
for Halifax, N. S.
Aboard the small boat were five sur
vivors who had undergone as trying
an ordeal as ever befell a mariner In
the history of navigation.
When the small craft left the side
of the Leyland liner there were six
teen men aboard. When the Seneca
came up but five remained. The rest
had died one by one and as they slow
ly passed out of this existence their
bodies were cast overboard.
A wireless operator listening In
first heard the news as the Seneca's
skipper was sending it to a shore
station that it might be relayed to
Washington to the head of the service.
Those aboard the derelict destroyer
are Robert Trese, Oscar Kendall and
Peter Ballanger, seamen; Michael
Ludwigeer, fireman, and the first of
ficer. The forward lookout of the Seneca
discovered a small object In the dis
tance as they cruised off the Nova
Scotia coast. Once the lookout had
reported the object full speed ahead
was crowded on and in a very short
time the Seneca drew alongside a
small boat above which an oar pro
truded with a piece of cloth affixed.
From the b-ldge of the cutter It could
be seen that huddled together on the
seats were several men.
Hastily a small boat was lowered
over the side of the big ship and every
ounce of stiength in the possession of
the boat's crew was bent toward
pulling it alongside the frail craft
afloat. A few seconds later the boat
was alongside the Seneca and her pas
sengers, weakened and half-crazej
men, were being taken aboard the
Willing hands were ready to receive
them and within half an hour of tho
time they were first sighted all five
were snugly tucked away with stimu
lants administered and hot broths
$2.50 and $3.00 boys' suits,
i nn J c nr 1 i ..:-
jpi.uv auu pj.uv uuys emus,
$7.50 all worsted and fine suits,
Women's Dress Skirts
$3.50 and $2.98 handsome dress skirts, i nQ
sale at $I.y8
$3.98 fine dress skirts, worth
$4.98 fine dress skirts, worth $6.00, 0q
sale at . SJ.yO
$1.25 beautilul house dresses, nn .
sale at 79 CIS
$1.50 beautiful house dresses, no .
sale at CIS
$2.50 and $2.98 beautiful house dresses, 1 -n
sale at 31.0U
$1.00 fancy kimonas, ,
sale at CIS
$1.50 fancy kimonas,
Friday, May 22d a.nd Continues 10 Days.
The iseneca s crew were unbelieving
that the men could have been from
the Columbian, for it has been almost
two weeks since that craft sank and
not a man aboard thought that the
five had been able to live during ths
two weeks, but the name of the ill
fated liner was found painted on the
A few hours later one of the quintet
awoke from the first real sound sleep
he had had In two weeks. He slowly
told a story to the Seneca's captain.
Enough of it came Into this port to
convince old time mariners that a
most wonderful feat had been ac
complished and that the almost un
believable was a fact.
The harrowing experiences had left
the men in such condition that it will
take days and possibly weeks of the
most carefi?" treatment to bring tliera
back to normal. How they existed is
a mystery. The scant supply of craok
ers aboard such a craft is hardly suf
ficient to last more than a day or two.
LOOTING BY WHOLESALE
Pretty Nearly a Store Full of Goods
Found by Pittsburg Police.
In the arrest of nine residents of
Sample alley and the recovery of
about $10,000 worth of merchandise
stolen from Pittsburg stores, Commis
sioner of Police Walsh of the North
side, Pittsburg, believes that the
greatest system of shoplifting ever
conducted in that city has been ex
posed. According to a confession said to
have been obtained by Commissioner
Walsh from Mrs. Busch, the prison
ers, all of whom are related, have
been shoplifting from local stores for
more than three years.
The police discovered eighteen
trunks filled with unused merchandise
and four hrge iron-bound and pad
locked packing cases, also containing
a great store of valuable articles. One
of the vomen Is said to have con
fessed that the family had been pre
paring to ship the goods to German",
where it was their intention to open
a dry gon,s store stocked with the
merchandise obtained here.
CANAL HANDLES FREIGHT
Cargoes Passing Through Ditch.
Barges Are Employed.
Water borne freight began passing
through the canal Monday noon when
five barges carrying about 2,100 tons
of miscellaneous cargo was towed
from Balboa, at the . Pacific end to
Cristobal at the Atlantic end of the
The channel's approximate width Is
135 feet, with a depth of 38 feet, suf
ficient to pass without difficulty a 10,-000-ton
Thaw to Have Vacation.
Under guard Harry K. Thaw will
spend the summer in the White mountains.
to Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus, Tuesday, May 26.
Says They Knew What Was
, Going on in New Haven
RAILROADER BEFORE PROBERS
New York Politicians Profited When
West Chester Trolley Road Was
Taken Over by the New Haven.
After his appearance before the Inter
state commerce commission Charles
S. Mellen, former president of the
New Haven railroad, gave out a re
markable statement which indicates
that Mr. Mellen intends to shift tho
blame for any poor financing on tho
directors who were associated with
him in tho management of the New
Mr. Melleu says the late J. P. Mor
gan and the other members of tl.'J
board wero fully cognizant of the
negotiations with the Grand Trui't
railroad which led up to the passenger
and freight traffic agreement.
This is the agreement for which
Mr. Mellen has been indicted by the
department of Justice for conspiracy
in violation of the Sherman anti-trust
The giving out of this statement
followed a remarkable recital by Mr.
Mellen on the witness stand of one
chapter of the New Haven's financial
history. This related to Mr. Mellen s
activity in bringing about certain
modifications of the franchise of the
West Chester trolley line, which was
being acquired by the New Haven In
1908. As Mr. Mellen recalled the cir
cumstances these changes had to be
made by the board of estimate ami
apportionment of New York city.
The changes were effected through
former Police Inspector TIioiiihs
Byrnes, who represented parties un
known to Mr. Mellen. The railroad
man acknowledged that he had been
careful to avoid seeking details In re
gard to tliis deal. He suspected, how
ever, that Myrnes represented certa n
men of Influence, possibly politicians.
It cost the New Haven railroad
$1,200,000 to acquire the stork held hy
the group of Individuals represented
mysteriously by Byrnes and to effect
the changes lu the West Chester''!
franchise. Mr. Mellen acknowledge'!
that the stock was worth intrinsically
at that time about "tun cents a
In carrying out this transaction Mr.
Mellen 1st ued personal dim bills which
were distributed by Byrnes. Some rf
these due hills nre mill heinir pre
$2.00 fancy kimonas,
Latest styles of $1.50 crepe and fine voile waists,
prettiest creations, sale at CIS
50 dozen beautiful waists in many novel and .
pretty styles, sale at .t" CtS
Table ol $3.00 and $4.00 silk waists in all plain 1 -and
fancy styles, sale at J..OU
MEN'S AND BOYS' STRAW HATS,
GIRLS' STRAW HATS,
WOMEN'S STYLISH COATS,
MEN'S UNDERWEAR, MEN'S SHIRTS, SUIT CASES,
and hundreds of summer garments at bargain prices.
Call and save your car fare and get a free ticket to the
Oil City, Pa,
sented for collection and Mr. Mellen
continues to honor them without
asking any questions.
Mr. Mellen dealt with Byrnes be
cause he felt that he would be able to
"reach" men of influence.
"The devil or anybody else was en
tirely satls'actory to me If I got what
I needed," said Mr. Mellen, referring
to the transaction.
Mr. Mellen is expected to lay bare
his relations with politicians of New
England acd New York of high and
low degree and to substantiate his
statements with documents. He is ex
pected to tell a dramatic story with
regard to his indictment in connection
with the Grand Trunk traffic agree
ment and to detail how he shouldered
full responsibility for the agreement
when he thought he was performing a
public duty by protecting others.
Altogether Mr. Mellen is scheduled
for an interesting recital in his pres
ent capacity of "helping the Interstate
SUN MAY HAVE CAUSED BLAST
Explosion of Chemicals in Detroit
Factory Kills Thirteen Men.
Thirteen workmen were killed and
eleven injured when a series of ex
plosions of chemicals and gun cotton
followed by a fire resisted the efforts
of firemen to penetrate the ruins that
destroyed tho one-Btory concrete
building of the Mexican Crude Rubber
company in the western part of De
troit. Ten of the thirteen dead were prob
ably killed outright by the force of
the explosion. The detonation thre v
to the tloor men in adjoining build
ings. Four men were found to be all""!.
One alter an other ten horribly
charred bodies, most of them lacking
a vestige of clothing and some still
afire, were carried out and laid in a
row on the ground.
John C. Treadwell, general manager
of the rubber company, said It ws
possible that the heat of the sun
coming through the windows niav
have caused an explosion among the
mixed ether and alcohol.
JURY FINDS PANAMA GRAFT
Commissary Manager Indicted by Fed
eral Jury in New York.
John Burke, former manager of the
commissary dc pnrtmeiit of the Pana
ma canal zone, was Indicted by the
federal grand jury in New Y'ork for
conspiracy to defraud and for other
alleged offenses. He was dismissed
some time ago.
At the time of Burke's removal it
was alleged that he had accepted
gratuities from dealers In supplies. H's
rase has been under Investigation by
the grand jury for three months.
The Indictments set forth tha
Burke accented a total of approximate