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II. I. Uestnti, J. It. Muse. jHtice ul (A react C. A. Kandall, S, j. Money. Constable II. K. Moody. Collector S. J. Seller. dcAoof Directors H. W. Ilnleniaii, J, K. Wenk, J. C. Sonwden, Patrlok Joyce, W. w, Grove, K. Ij, Haslet. FOREST COUNTY OFFICERS. Member of Congress J. K. P. Hall. Member of Senate A. M. Neeley. Assembly. M. Doutt. President Judge W, M. Llndsev. Associate Judge It. B. Crawford, W, II. II. liotierer fYoiAonorury, Register t Recorder, it. John li. ItnlwrtMou. Hherilf.J. W. .1 xiiiioxnn. treasurer H. M. Honrv. Commissioners H. M. Merman, John T. Carson. J. T. Dale. IHstriet Attorney M. D. Irwin. jury Commissioners Levi U. Hey- nolils, fetor loiiuuk. Cbroaer Dr. J. W. Morrow. County Auditors J. K. Clark, R. J I'lvtin. Geo. 1,. KImk. County Superintendent K. E. Htltitln- ger. Hranlar Terns sf Cesrt. Fourth Momlav of February. Third Monday nf May. Fourth Moiulay of September. Third Monday of November. f harrk and Hakkath Hrkasl. Presbvterian Sabbath School al 9:15 a. 111. t M. K. Hahhatli ScIiihiI at 10:00 a. 111. Preaching n M. K. Church every Sal bath evening hr Kev. O. II. Nickle Preaching in the K. M. Church every Sabbath evening at the usual hour. Kev. McUarvv. Pastor. Seroces In the Presbyterian Church every Sahlm'.li morning anil evening, Kev. j. v. mcAiiini'ii oinciHiing. The regular meetings of the W. C. T. U. are held at the headquarter on the seuomt anil Imirtli Tuesdaya or eacn ii' nth. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. IM 1 v N KiSTA UUHIK. No. Sl9. 1. 0. 0. K. Me In every Tuesday evening. In Udd Fellows Hall, Partridge building. I(KKST LODGK, No. 184, A. O. U. W., I Meets every Friday evening Ill.A.O.U. W. Hall, Ttimitcl. CA PT. G HOW 1 K STOW POST, No. 27 U. A. K. Moots Inland Bd Monday evening In each m.mlti, In A. O. U. W. Hall, Tionesta. CAPT. GF.OKGE STOW CORPS, No. Iff, W. It. ('., meets first and third Wednesday evening nf each month, in A, O. U. W. liall, Tionesta, Pa. 'PIONKSTA TK T, No. UU, K. O. T. X M., ineeiN 2nd and 4th Wednesday evening In each month In A. O. U. M. hall Tionesta, Pa. F. UITCHFY, ATTORNKY-AT-LAW, TloneMia, Pa. siiavvkky . munn, at torn k ys-at-la w, Warren, Pa. Practice In Forest Co. C. M. StlAWKKV, Oho. II. MUNN. J W. MORROW. M. D., Physician, Surgeon A Dentist. Office, and ltosidenoe three doors north of Hotel Agnew, Tionesta. Professional calls promptly responded to at all hours. R. F. J. P.OVARI), Phyaician A Siirnenn, TlONKSTA, PA. DR. J. C. IiUNN, PHYSICIAN AND SIT R(l ICON. Offlna over Heath t Killiner'a store, Tionesta, Pa. FrofoHshinal rails proinpl y responded to at all hours ol day or night. Residence May St. UR. J. I). UKKAVKH, P lyHician and Surgeon Office and resideiiCH alsive Fort's C National Hsuk. Couiiiy 'Phone No. I. 17 H. LANSON, I . RKAL F.STATK. Tionesta, Pa HOTEL WKAVKR, E. A. WKAVKR. Proprietor. This hotel, formerly the Lawrence House, has undergone acompletocliaiige, and is now furnished with si; the mod ern improvement. Heated and lighted tlir.iiigiiout with natural gas, bathrooms, hot and cold water, etc. The comforts ol guest never neglected. pKNTRAL HOUSF., V. UKKOW ,t GKKOW Proprietor. Tionsela, Pa. This Is the most centrally liKHteil hotel in the place, and has all the modern improvements. No pains will be spared to make it a pleasant stopping place for the traveling public. First class Livery in connection. pUIU EMERT FANCY BOOT A SHOKMAKF.R. Shop In Walters building. Cor. Elm and alnut street. Is prepared to do all Kinds of cuhUiiii work from the Hiiest to the coarsest and guarantees his work to give perfect satisfaction. Prompt atten tion given to mending, and prices rea sonable. UJAAll&A At TOT lARfrn EUTIKSl UHIWS1TT. rrcn, pa. Th seit pncltoai.up-to-dat Bat- Innlnc Mueatlou. b (lm to atii run par ticulars to anr aier.a, upon rMaini of application for tarn. Our gr.dutea ara holding poal tlooa or honor and trual la all paris r tna Vnitai) Biata. Wot full particular!, adirata, TKI fAJUtU BUSIMBtiS UXi VISSITT- San i i im. S KtPJRT ON SCHLEY. Majority of Members of Board Against Him. Bu Itluenaloa On Ona Point, and That Was That Schley Was Ilra and Conr- arveus and Intulrsd Ills Huliurdinats lljr Ills Conduct llswejr y Schley Was ths Kfial llrro al Santiago. WASIIIXliTOX, Dec. 4. 'llie most prolonged, iiitcivsliiig niid liuportuiit na tal trilii nut ever held in this country iuiiic to a cIonc yesterday, in open mid H i-ct BCKxiun, liiHlril unv week short of three niontlis, win ii Si-cretury Long was hiuiiled the fiiuliiiKs uf the court of in- y which iniuircil into the conduct if Rear Admiral Si hley during the San' liniio cauipiiign. Fur seven weeks the unit heard testimony und fur fully a month it deliberated upon the Inuxs of evidence, tinully reaching the couclu- lious aiinoiini'eil yesterday. The result was n complete surprise mid It is prolmlile t hut nu prophecy bus upprcai lied the truth. Iiisteuil of one repurt there arc two. Both ure signed by licorge le'ey, pivsideiit, ami by Sam C Leuily as juiIkc iidvut-ate. Thia is a furui suid tu Iw recognlii'il iu nil courts uf inquiry, the signatures of the other members imt being ncccwary. But it is expiuiued that Admiral Dewey sign ed the second report, a minority repurt. to express his quajliiatioii of or dissent from the views cxprtMicd by the court, comprising beside liiiuxclf Admirals llcn ham and Ituinscy in the tirst n'port It is saiil ut the luity depart incut that there will Is1 no further proceedings in I Ins cclrln atcd i nw mi the department a initiative. Secretary Long mid Judge Advmnte I.einly piitively decliue tu discuss the hmliiiKs in any phase. The swietiity n-ceived the reports tit 5 u'clock last even I nit mid lias not yet ucted Uion them. It is prolmlile that he will simply uppfinl his signature with the word "up proved" to the whole iceord. The court itself recommends no further nrocecdingf ow ing to the lapse of time. A rcrtcr conveyed the first informa tion uf the fimlinpt of the court to Ad miral Schley. He was seated In the public reception room of a hotel chatting with friends mill several newspaper lncu and cvirced no signs of nervousness over the outcome. When the coiiilusiiiiis of Admiral Dewey were read to him Admiral Schley showed his pleasure ami it was evident from his manner that lie regunled the statement from Admiral Dewey us u vin dication of his cause, lie declined to make nay slatenieuts concerning the court's hading ami excused himself from I he little company which hail gathered about him, went to his apartments where .Mis. Schley had been nnviutisly nwtiitiug to hear the court's decision. Later tho olllcial copy was brought to the hotel by a messenger from the luivy depart ment. DEWEY'S MINORITY REPORT Clr It A Hi. .in'tn That .'ih.ejr Did All That f oul l it Doue and Is KillltliMl lo the Credit. In the opinion of the undersigned the passage from Key West to Cienfnegos was luaile liy the Hying squadron with nil possib c dispatch, Conu'iudure Sihley Having m view the itiinortuc.ee of nrriv- ir.g off Cienfnegos with ns much coul as possih.e hi the ships' bunker. I lie lili'cNuilc of Cieiifiiegus was ef fective. Commodore Schley in permitting the steamer Adiilit to cuter the port of Cien- rucgos e.s'ctc(l to olitaiu information rout c ruing the Spanish squailmn from ier when she came out. The passage from Cii nfuegos tu a point about 2"J utiles smith of Santiago wns ninde .villi ns ni'iih dispatch as was pos sible while keeping the squadron a unit. I he blockade of Santiago was effective. Commodore S. h'ey was the senior of ficer of our sipiiulron off Santiago when the Spanish sniunlron attempted to es cape on the illuming of July 3. 181IS. lie wns m absolute command and is en titled to the credit due to such com manding otliccr tor the glorious victory which resulted la the total destruction uf the Spanish ships. tiKOKCK DKWEY, Admiral T". S. X. SAM C. LEMI.Y. Jndge Advocate (icnernl, U. S. X., Judge Advocate. nrcOOMMKNDATIOX: Iu view of the length of time which has elapsed since the occurrence of the vents of the Santiago campaign, the niut recommends no further proceedings be held In the premises. CIlOIttIK DEWEY, Admiral I'. S. X., President. SAM C. LEMI.Y, Judge Advocate 1'. S. X., Judge Advocate. WILL TRY JHE COURTS. Admiral Rrhley's Attorney Favors Thai Coarse Instesd or Appealing to Congress. RAI.TWOKi:. D.t. lli.-Ilenr Ad miral W. 8. Schley hns notified Attorney tleneral Isidor liayiier lhat he is ready to take any action with reference to his case that Mr. Ilnyner may advise. Mr. Itayncr expects to meet the ndinirnl in Washington today or Tuesday. When nsked whether he favored a congressional investigation Mr. Ilnyner said: "I doubt whether a proceeding of this sort is the proper one. It generally ns auniea a political aspect. At this time I am of the opinion thnt the matter should be prosecuted j 1P eourts. There are plenty of ways in which this can be done mid this week we will begin to con sult and determine our course of action. 'sinter Frnien to Death. LYONS. Dec. 17.-William II. Walker, whoso residence Is unknown, but who wns employed ns a painter on the I'nii American buildings nt Buffalo, wns found fro.cii to dentil yesterday five miles north uf Lyons. He was on his way to Sodus Point, where he Is said to have had a son. Jmlge Darling Succeed. Hackelt. WASIIIXtnoX, Dec. 17.-The change 111 the office of assistant secretary of the navy wns made this morning when Judge Darling, of Vermont, succeded Mr. Ilacket, of New Hampshire. MRS. BONINE ACQUITTED.! Jury Out Lass Than Five Hours Whea Verdict Was Uivan. WASlIINflTOX. Dec. 14.-The jury in the case of Mrs. Iila Ida Henry Iloidne, charged with the murder of James Seymour Ayres, Jr., In the Ken more hitel in this city on the night of Mny lo, last, Inst evening returned a verdict of not guilty and the defendant was set at liberty. The jury wns out less than five hours. The Isidy of James Seymour Ay res, pierced by three leaden bullets, wat IIIIS. LOt.A IDA BONIXS. found on the floor if lies room in the Ken lanre hotel, Washington, on the morning of May 111. The revolver was lying on the Hour. The wounds were ill such position as precluded the possibility of their having been self-inflicted. A IiIihmI was loiiuil on the window sill. That was the only clue. After the crime was discovered a fellow iH.nrder ill the hotel told uf having scon a figure rolved in white descend the fire escape from Ayres room. Roomers on ench side of Ayres' room failed to be aroused by the shots but nt the trial reniemlH'n-d being awak ened. Several ilnys nfter the discovery of 'ie crime, and while the police were still iu the dark as far ns a clue was concerned -Mrs. lloiiiue surrendered herself nnd told a story in substance us follows: She had gone tu Ayres' riHJiu, at his request, as he complained of being sick and wished her to prepare medicine for him. She xnid he hail been drii king. When alone he ginppled with In-r anil threatened her with ii revolver. She struggled with him and in the struggle the gun explod ed. Ayres fell to the floor ami she. too frightened to go through the hotel cor ridors to her owu room, descended the fire escape nnd crawled along a cornice to n hull window, opened it and crept to her room unseen. The same story was adhered to by the defense during th trial nnd the prosecution failed to bring evidence strong enough to shake the jury's belief in it. A feature of the de fense that undoubtedly had strong weight wth the jury was the fact Ihnt the day after the crime was discovered Mrs. Ilonine told her entire story to uu attor ney of the pension department and nsked his advice and was told to wnit until the coroner's jury had ppcd on the case. " hen the suicide theory was exploded Mrs. Ilonine went to the police nnd gave herself up. TRAGEDY ON A STEAMER. Hoinr.llo Tronhle Canned a Young and lleaiitlrnl Woman to Smrlde. NEW YOUK, Dec. 17.-Mrs. T'na I'erry, a young nnd beautiful woman of this city, committed suicide last erenlnir In n stateroom uf the Kail lliver line steamer I'riscilln just Is-forc the steamer left for her Sound trip. .Mrs. Terry purchased a ticket and was assigned to n stateroom about an hour before the rriscillu was scheduled to leave. Within half nu hunr a steward ess found her body hanging by a cord attached to a berth. The purser's reg ister slmwisl that Mrs. I'erry lived on West Xincty-ninth sticet, ami word was sent to the house. After the body had been removed to the pier waiting room the mother came. She was so completely prostrated by the sight of her dead daughter that little could be learned from her of the motive Of the tragedy. It was gathered, however, that some domestic trouble was at least one of the moving causes. TWO TRAINMEN KILLED. Wreck Took Fire and lludlei of I n- fortunate Men Were Incinerated. WIIi:i:i.I.(!, W. Vn,.Dec. 17.-A passenger train on the Hnltimore & Ohio railroad crashed Into the rear end of a freight train at Kcyser yesterday, killing both the conductor and brakc ninn, who were asleep iu the caboose. 1 heir names were J. 1 Maxwell and Charles Sharpe, both of Rraftnn, W. Va. The wreck ttsik lire from the passenger engine and the bodies of hoth men were onsiiiui'd. Tile passenger train was running on wrong time ns a result of he storm. Croker Vls'llng In Indiana, 'MIF.XCH LICK. Ind.. I(-e. 17. Klch- anl Croker has arrived here with Sen ntor Murphy, David tlideon and Drs. Car and Crosby, of New York, who came from Lexington, Kv. They were the guests there of Colonel William S. Itnrnes, muster nf Melbourne, where two of Mr. Croker's horses are lHing trained. Mr. Croker's stay here is indefinite. Man's BtMly Is Found In Ice. LOCANSl'OltT. Ind.. Pec. 17.-While a hoy was skating on Kel river he came upon the nrui and hand of n mnn frozen in tile ice. The ghastly I'nsl disclosed the fact that John Lefferts' body was Isuicath. frozen stiff. He was well tu do, and it is thought was murdered. Iteiorted Invasion or Chill. 8AXTI Alio, Chili, Dec. 17.-A re port has Im'cii received here of another alleged invasion of southern Chili by Argintiuc troops. Should this ! true, it will i n ate new dilllciiltics between the two countries. Ooverorn William lirefory Dead. WICKKOItD. I!. I., Pec. 1 -.-Governor William Gregory, of Ilhode Island, died nt his home here at 3 o'chx-k yes terday afternoon. lie had been ill for several months. e-a-5w ITHACA FLOODED OUT. Tremendous Property Damage Done By Downpour of Rain. Houses Carried Away In Flood Fowor and Lighting Plants of street Railway Washed Out and Two Trolley Cars kwal lowed li In Torrent - Syracuse, Illuf. hamtun and Olher Cities Inundated. ITHACA. Dec. llk-The most disas trous (loud Ithuca has experienced since l!s."i7 resulted from the heavy downpour of Sutiirduy afternoon and a cunservU' live estimate uf the damage caused to property iu this city places the loss at Jloii.tmu, and it Is highly probable the total loss will aggregate $2(K),X0. The destruction was greatest along Six Mile click ami Full creek gorges. By midnight these streams were torrents of water und their volume wns swollen to ten times normul proportions. On the north side uf Six Mile creek, just at the foot of State street hill, one dwelling nonse was ctirrusl away and in the morn lug not a trnoe of it could be found. The power and lighting plants of the Ithncn Stni't limlwiiy company were washed out and two trolley curs were swulluwed np in the torrent. All street car trulHc was suspended and the city left in total darkness. In addition, all the gas mains were tleoded und lust night the only avniiiihie source uf light was fuund iu nil lamps. Ifiiildiiigs below the lighting and power plants iu the vicinity of Aurora street bridge suffered heavy losses. The entire lumber yards of Driseoll Brothers, to gether with large planing mills and a lumber kiln were undermined and swept away. Part of the Cornell livery barns, the hums of D. K. Stewart & Co., the lumber mills and sheds of the Georgo Small Lumber company and numerous other smaller structures, located on the I links of this stream, suffered enormous ilniiiage. hurther down the stream wreck age and debris piled itself high and blocked the channel for fully half a inih . This turned the strenm from its regular course mid resulted iu the overflow of all of the lower part of the city inclin' miles of Lehigh Yalliy and Lackawanna railroad tracks. As u consequence there were several washouts and no trains, were nble to reach this city in the morn ing. Two or three bridges on ench of the streams flowing through the city were carried aw a. The faini'y of Clarence Klinendorf, whose house was lifted from its founda tion, was rescued in advance, however, nnd owing to I he vigilance of those on watch no lives were lost. SYRACUSE FLOOD SWEPT Deluge of Water From Onondaira Creek Spreads Devastation In the kalina City Property l.oa '.10,000. SYltACTSK, Dec. 111. The worst flood ever experienced iu Syracuse occurred yesterday when Onondaga creek rose six feet in n period of less than nine hours and, overflowing its banks, spread devas tation iu all directions. Five hundred families were driven from their homes by the deluge and ns many more were excited almost to a de gree of panic. 1'ropcrty was damaged to the extent of fJ."ill,IKKI. Xo life was lost, so far as known. The flood wns the result of the heavy rninfiill of Saturday. The roninrkiihly high temperature, aided by the torrents of warm rain that fell, melted the snow that had accumulated on nil the hills of central Xew York nnd this together with the downpour found its way into the nearest channels nnd the floods fol lowed. As the torrents swipt along they cur ried with them natural und nrtiticial ob stacles in the course of Onondaga creek. and when these broke up immense ureas or water that had uccnuiuluteil were add ed to the deluge and the entire muss swept into Sync-use. carrying everything la-fore It nnd pnnrirg over the bunks of the creek, submerging the lowlands. The rescuers impon ised many rafts of sections of sidewalk that hud Is-en flout ed by the water filling the streets. Flat- bottom boats were iu great demand, hut even steam launches were finally used. Hereral Rmall Town Deluged. STICACrSK. Dec. Ill.-The damage resultant from the storms ami floods iu the villages and cities ndjacent to Syra cuse is enormous. In many of the smnll er places, where reservoirs or dams nre nearby, the rush of water through the streets caused rumors to spread thnt great floods were imminent and the vil lagers Im-ame terror stricken. This wns especially true nt Chitteu- nngo, where the people were forced from their homes nt '1 o'clock in the morning. At ortlnnd. the traction company's trucks are badly damaged and It is esti mated that the loss to the company will be in the neighborhood of fli.lMSI. The celery fields in the lowlands at Cniinstotii are covered with water and the loss to the farmers will run up fur Into the thousands. The storm left the railroad trucks nt Oneida in a crippled condition, and gangs of men nre nt work endeavoring to keep the lines 0M'n. I he canning industries there suffered severely, the slocks iu the cellars all be ing rendered useless. ICeports from the neighboring counties indicate that scat ly nu industry located on the bank of u stream escaped dninuge. Million Lost In Peunyl-ania. PIIILADF.LPHIA. Dec. l.Y-A storm which for severity nnd destructive- ncss has not liocn eipinlied iu this sec tion for .-i yenrs visited eastern and centra! Pennsylvania Saturday night, causing almost unprecedented damage and resulting in the loss nf nt least four lives. The havoc in the oal regions is enor mous and the Iosh to railroad and mining companies will atuoi nt to millions of dollars. The Sehulki'l. Lehigh, Susque hanna ami Juniata rivers have risen ns high as 1T feet above their levels nnd all of their tributaries have overflowed, in undating tile surrounding country iu more thnn a dozen counties. Hill For Woman Nunaa-e. WASHINGTON. Deo. 17. Seiintor Warren has introduced uu amendment to the constitution gi anting the right of suffrage to women. SCHO0LTEAC IERS STRIKE. lupald salaries ('ansa a Ihnt Down la Ntndimi In P.ttston, Fa. riTTSTOX, Pa.. Dec. 1.1. -The fifteen schoolh in liets of the public schisds of this towusiiip struck yesterday. For the last few years the teachers have re eeived their salaries Irregularly and at present hold orders on the treasury for amounts ranging from -1NI to l.lKI, covering H-riods ot us high as twenty mouths s"rvice. Three weeks ago the teachers organ- red a union, ami this morning when the l.MK pupils appeared at the schools they found the doors closed. The teach ers informed them they were on strike, This was greeted with cheers from the pupils. The residents are up in nruis and an indignation meeting will be held. The treasurer of the school board in formed the strikers that there were other bills on hand which were of more im portance than the salaries, but an effort Would Is- made to give them some "Christmas money" next Monday. The same comlitiou of affairs is said to exist ill almost every township iu this region. THREW HIM OFF BRIDGE Thuga Attacked Samuel Faust of Fntts- vllle. Fell 40 Feet to Hocks. I'OTTSVILLK. Pu., Dec. 14.-Saiiiuel It. Faust, a bartender of this place, is lying iu a irccurioiis con. lit ion nt the l'ottsville hospital from injuries sus tained nt the hands of thugs Wednes day night upon the trestle bridge of the Pennsylvania llailroud company. Funst had Is-en attending to business in the Tumbling Hun val.ey, and when half way across the bridge was attacked. He was hurled from the structure, fall ing forty feet to rocks below. His right urin and leg were broken in several places and he sustained serious head in juries. The police ure investigating the affair. "Very Awkwari Foe . h Cows." CNMvI.1.SV1LL;.. .a.. Dec. 13. The t'uinntnwii express, un the south west branch of the Pennsylvania rail road, plowed through a drove of sixteen cows, when inuring this place. The en gine killed thrw of the uiiimuls instant ly, lamed six others so seriously that they hud to Is- killed, and hurled three more down a ravine so steep that a der rick was necessary to lilt them out, hut in spile of this terrib'e execution the train did not leave the tiuck, and only the liloi d spattered on the engine told of the accident wheii the train reached here. Heldon Charlie or II m d ring Harvey, COATI.SVll.Li:, Pa.. Dec. 1.1. -John Walters, the colored boy who is sus pected of hiiving killed Howard Harvey, the I'onioroy florist, on the night of Xo- venils'r 'S2, was taken from the county juil at West Cluster to the scene of the tragedy at Pomcroy, and given a hearing before Justice of the Pence W. Stern, Several witnesses told of Walters having money to spend freely on the night of the murder. Justice Stern decided to commit the young man to jail 'o answer the charge of murder. (Slight liy Foot, He Ijiy Down to Die (illFKN'SBl'Iiti, Pa., Dec. 13 James G. Ilc.lierls, a Pcnnsylt nniu railroad briikcinan, with a foot fast in u switch frog, saw death approaching him Wed nesday, and unable to have his cries heurd by the crew, deliberately lay down on the track. The engine ground him to pieces. He had run buck to turn u switch, and when it was done he gave the sig nal to buck. Then his foot caught in the frog. Acrldrnt In Anthracite Keg-Ion. POTTSV1LI.K. Ph.. Feb. 1.1.-John Magiiire. inspector of the L'iglilh anthra cite district, litis completed his repurt covering the period from December 1, l'.HKI, to Decenils-r 1, llllll. There were 1.14 accidents. 'M of which were fatal, making u wiilo'vs noil -III orphans. The i i ber of accidents showed a consider 11...0 increase over the previous year. Verdict Aaninst Coal Company. 8CILVXTOX. Pu., Dec. 1.1,-lteferee Charles I,. Ilawley has found a judg ment for $'J."i,ISKI damages against the ltiishhrook Coal company nt the instance of John S. .leiikius of West Pittsioii. Mr. Jenkins brought suit to recover the amount, which he claimed he ad valued while acting as its president and general manager. Blown Reventy-Fve Fee' and Urea. - SHAKON.Pa., Dec. 1.1.-A a the resnlti of the explosion of molten metal at the Sbnron steel works twenty men nre now under the can' of surgeons. Ky.e wit nesses claim that E. O. Altmaii, crane liuin, was blown seventy-live feet np in the air, yet he lives to tell the title. Give Himself I p as a Highwayman. N'oitmSTOWX. Pa., Deo. Id.-Jonn II. Johnson, who nays that he is wanted iu Philadelphia for highway rold. rv. gave himself up here, und occupied .lull at City hull. Johnson says thai tic bed a mnn at Twcnty-tirst and Vine, and took a pis-ketbook from a woman at l.'ighth ami Spruce streets. Two Fatally Hurt by Fsplodlng fl-l a PITTSTOX, Pa., Dec. 13. A piston which was Is-ing heated at the Vulcuii Iron works iu West Pittston exploded with terrific force nnd the building was wrecked completely. James Henderson and Matthew Smith were so bully in jured that they will die and several oth ers were struck by Hying pieces of iron. ITKMS IN MKII.F. MA II A. NO Y CITY. Miss Maud Prosser anil Oliver Kilwards were united in marriage by It-v. J. 11. Wood nf the Methodist Kpiscopul church. HLOOMSItritO.-At the home uf the bride's parents Miss Margaret llice of Mniuvillc, Columbia county, was mar ried yesterday to Thomas Aten of Miff linrille. Key. C. F. Dry, pastor of the Mifflinville Lutheran church, otllciated. C1IF.STKI1. An immense bed date for he Corliss engines, to be used in the acw piste mill of the Sharon Steel Com pany, lias been cast ot the works of Hob irt Methcrlll A- Co., this city. It weighs )vcr one hundred thousand pounds. OIL tMTY. The body of Trainman Frank McCadden. who was thrown from lis train in n collision, was found iu the Allegheny river. The Isaly wns under 9iinilK?r of curs that Jiad tnpnlcd over. BRIEF NEWS ITEMS.I Pointed Paragraphs Chronic ling the Week's Doings. Long Dispatches From Various Parts al the World Shorn of Their Paddlnasand Only the Facta olni la mm Tmw Words as Poasluio For the HeueUt of tho Har ried Reader. Arbitration of labor disputes has been made compulsory in Xew South Wales. T. W. I .aw son of Kostou admits that ho has lost $I,IMM),00U in the fall of 1 unity copper stock. rearing pareutul opposition. H. J. Curr, Jr., of Baltimore, and his bride Ued from Baltimore and were married at ilmington, Del. M. Hutiu's complaint agajust the Unit ed States canal commission turned I former advocate of the Puuama route and mude the Nicaragua recuuiuicudutiun llllUllllllolls. Congress is already in the midst of hot tight over the question of tariff i sugar from Cuba. rv iinior l rye nus completed Ins new ship subsidy hill, which will be intro duced iu both house und senate. Tharsday. Four teams have withdrawn from the six ilay cycle race, leaving 12 teams still ill. r ive of these nre tied iu the lead. rugutti 1 nil. iu ;st. .Ion ns liarlHir, wits selected as the site uf the first wireless telegraph stutiuu in Newfoundland. Three rioters were shot, after attack ing polii--mcii in Scruiiton, Pa. Senator McLuurin of South Ciirulina, anil Ins colleague. Senator Tillmuu, hail a war of words in the senate, iu which each ilchcd the other und Mr. Tillmuu called upon Mr. McLuurin to resign again. Itepitblican members of the ways und menus committee are at odds un the question of a tariff for the Philippines. John Hedmond and his associate Irish Nationalists issued uu appeal for help in their cause to Americans uf Irish birth or ancestry. Friday. According to a special cable dispatch from lioioe, the production of Siguor cl Aniiiinr.il h "rrancesca du Itimini," ui the Custauxi theater, waa nude the oc casion uf a free tight between rival fac tious in the audience. v The French chamber of deputies has passed the ship subsidy bill. Lclatinns between Chili and Argeutiua nre dec hired to be so strained that a war is considered unavoidable. The protocol between the United Stutea and Nicaragua gives this country the power to laud troops along the canal route. President Hoosevelt read to the cnbi- net Mr. Carnegie's offer of $HI.ISHI,(sm for a national university. The main building of the University of Wooster nt Woostcr, O., wns burned. Loss M'JU.IHM; insurance ."ill.iKKI. This town, the county sent of Way in county, W. Va., wns almost wiped out by lire. The loss was fto.om, with but little insurance. Saturday. Iird Kitchener reports Instances of natives Is-ing shot by Boers to hide truces of their movements. One of the balloons used by M. Mar coni in experimenting for a wireless tele graph station ut St. Johns, N. I'., was blown out to sea by a high wind. ashiugton police announced Isdief that n woman wus the assailant of Mrs. Ada Dennis. The United States, under the protocol drafted with reference to the proposed canal, guarantees the sovereignty of the Nlcaraguan Itepubllc. It is lielieved in Argentina that the minister of that government to Chili will be recalled. Advocates of the ship subsidy bill pre dict that fust American mail lines will be established within three years. Hcipicst of the Holland lion I company for inodihcutloii of its government eon tract terms hus beeu refused. Monday. A fierce gale in the English and Irish channels ami a severe snowstorm on land cut off Liverpool from wire communica tion. Newfoundland inspector of lighthouses outlined a system of wireless telegraph stations along the shore of the island to warn vessels in fog and storm. Mr. Carnegie's gift uf yiil.IMNt.INNI was in steid orpoiiitioii bonds, which the ud ministration cannot wisely uccept. Chili has accepted the gisid ottlces of the I'll hod States to mediate iu the dis pute with Argentina. Kei'iiuse of scarlet fever iu the vicinity. Mrs. Ogdcn .Mills has burred skaters from a cove on her property at Stauts burg, X. Y, and the villagers are indig nant. In a report favoring the bill to author ixe tile United States to acquire the ca nal right of way in Nicaragua and Costa ICica the senate committee ou isthmian canals severely criticises President Hiltin of the Piinnmii Canal company. Tuesday. Farnk White, colored, convicted of the murder of licorge Clnir at Scriba. N. Y hus Insim sentenced by Justice Wright to lie cli-ctroeuted ut Auburn during the week beginning Jan. I'.l. The thaw and heavy ruin have opened the ennals and 17 Itonts were lis-ked into the Hudson at Watervliet and towed to Xew York. They were loaded witii dax. D. II. M i. I pi n A- Company, of New York City, has filed with the secretary of state a cctritienle of reduction uf cap ital stock from f.VMl.lnili 0 $Jihi.ikki Through the death of Edward Hunt, uf Brooklyn, Joseph P. Hunt, of Ceueva, X. Y., a cousin, has fallen heir to nearly ll.rHKI.lsKI. The estate is vulmsl al 00O.IKSI and there are five heirs. The senate iu session has confirmed the nomination of Attorney tienvral Knox. The Hay-Panncefute treaty was also ratified by the senate by a vote of 72 t k weekly trade review. llra.l.treet'a Itroort oa the Conditio. of tiu.lue. N'F.W YOUK. Dec. lL-Bradstreet'e review of trade says The reactionary tone of speculation in securities, cereals and provisions this week only nerves tu bring into sharper contrast the reports of active retail and holiday trade, uf unparalleled movements in leading industries and uf the euurmutia business going forward indicated by Id mlsi reel's reports, of heavy bunk tliuriugs and iinpiccedcntcd railroad earu.iigs. The tightness uf money is ou the one hand a discouragement to specu lation but is. nevertheless, a reflection of tlie Increased demands uf legitimate trade. Aiming the industries iron and steel are easily (jrst in strength of demand and pri'-es uud the word huoyn :t ::'o :t ac curately describes the sit i re gards the feeling in tr-H .. :iiy. ' Southern iron delivi.i, . . . lenib-r Were the heaviest on iv.or l an, lh,'l.c. prices for this and for lui.i. .:'... i is toul are predicted. Hurdwure tln.uj, ., m live the country over. Probably never before was so much business booked in ud Vance as there is at present iu pig iron rails and tiuished products. The ste idy rise in wheat and corn prices shown since the early part of Xo vciiiImt resulted iu a gain of about 13 cents each iu wheat and corn from which the full thia week Is only alsiut 3 cents. Ibait uud shoe manufacturers are still busily employed and shipments still henv ily exited last year. Leather ia firm, and, while hides are eusier, tanners are not anxious to buy largely. Lumber is iu better shape at a number of markets. Weekly clearings aggregate $2.1trJ,8;tl,-Sir-, a dis-rease of 3 per cent, from Inst week, but a gain of 1 per cent, over lust year. Kxcluding Xew York, the total for the week is a bo .qual to that of last week, but 17 per cent, larger than this wis'k in 1!HK). ' niutiliun returns for the year are en couraging. A. F. OF L. MASSMEETING, Lesa Than a H nod re it l.alHirer Answered the Call at Han Juan. S.W JUAN, p. n., Hec. 17. Less than a hundred laborers answered the call from a Iim-uI committee of the Ameri can Feileratlim of Labor to attend a muss " ting lu re. The sllinui ss of the at tendance was evidently due to the order of tlie court declaring the organization Illegal. V more respectublc assemblage of working people wus never seeu in this part of the world. The meeting was peuceful und only mild addresses were made. Santiago lglesins, president of the federation of workmen of Porto lino, explained the object of his visit here, nnd it was resulved to petition ov. Hunt, when that olllcial returns to Sim Juan, to use his influence to bring about the removal of the two native judges of the district court uud appoint Americans in their places. With the pe tition will be filed a charge of political bias und prejudice. It was also decided to Ignore the ruling of the court, dis solving the Federation Libre, or loenl orgiinixation. Those present nt the meet ing were mostly delegates from local unions, cigurniukcrs. masons, curnenters. longshoremen, etc. Tlie meeting con firmed the resolution adopted some time ago to nlliliate the local organization with the American Federatiiw of Labor. Canadian Visit Cramp 11 lilpyard. I'HILADKLPHIA, Dec. 17.-A imrty of prominent Canadians yesterday vis ited Crumps shipyard and innde a thor ough inspection of the big plant. The visitors are touring the United Stales fur the purpose of investigating the methods of American shipbuilders. The party includes George Itobertson, ex mnyor of St. John: Louis Coste. domin ion government englmsir: Dr. William Christie, chairman or Hie board of works at St. John; Alderman Hubert .Maxwell, John II. Thompson, leading shipbuilder of the port, and ltich ml Cusliing. Express Company's Kmuloyea Strike. LYNN. Mass. Dee. 17.-The Amer ican F.x press company employes yester day begun a strike for a few schedule of wages and hours of labor. The strik ers were paid off in n body during the forenoon and men were put at work in their places. The local strikers state that Jan. 1 th.- llostou employes of the company will ib'iuaiid u new wage sched ule and the disuauil ultimately will lie extended to all of the 311,1X10 employes of the company. Young Not liiillty. JAMESTOWN. N. Y., Dec. lil.-The Jury Saturday afternoon brought in a verdict of not guilty in the case of lteu ben Young, on trial for killing his fniher-in-lnw, Alfred D. Longhoiise of Fre (loniu. Longhoiise wus shut during a family quarrel. A remarkable scene oc curred after acquittal, Young being car ried ulsjiit the streets un the shoulders of his friends. Had a Talk With Roosevelt. WASHINGTON, Dee. 17.-Archbishop Chnpolle, of New Orleans, had n long talk with President liuosevelt yesterday about conditions iu the Philippines rela tive to Catholic church property. After Wards he declined to say anything for publication regarding his interview, lie will ace Secretary limit today and then will go to New Orleans. Falls Heir to loioiene Fortune. C.F.NF.VA, X. Y., I . Hi-Thriingli the death of Edward Hunt of llrooklyn, Joseph P. Hunt of Geneva, a cousin, has fallen heir to nearly cue uud a half mil lion dollars. The oiute is valued at eight millions, to which there are five heirs. flry-Paiinncefole Treaty Italifted. WASHINGTON. Dim-. 17. The Hay Pauniffote trenty wss ratified in ihe senate yesterday afternoon by a vote of 72 to U. The senate also continued the nomination of Attorney General Kuox. l ) or Low Took Oath or Ottlce. XKW YtlKK, Dec. 17.-Seih Low look the oath of cilice as mayor of New York yesterday aftermsm before Justice Mor gan .1. O'lti ifii iu the supremo court. Mr. Ijuw will assume ollice ut noon on Jan. 1. RwreWiilg Ship erinoiil Condemned. WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. Al its meeting yesterday the uavul boar. I of const ruction recommended tl" a!c f t!" recciviiig ship eniiont w. . 1 la l,.v,i coudemutd as uiisuuiury.