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:.k Building, I A., PA. , :rl.-tly hljiuil, i- -rived for shorter - : ii : -"lii-itml, but uo notioe iiymous communlca- a your name. ICAN. VOL. ICV NO. 41. TIONESTA. PA., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7. 1903. $1.00 PER ANNUM. -ri ft i UFFICERb. ' itehey. i . Iilb, W. F. niuiri, ;;.(iNtoii, j. u. Muse, fe C. A. Randall, 8. Maxwell. .tley. -L. Fulton. J. O. k, Patrick Joyce, L. TY OFFICERS: -j..,b,,j, c. Slblej. ' -' . 1 1 nan, . Lindsay. .. Crawford, W. J Recorder, fcc. PACIFIC LEiORKIN Hawaii rrltndWith R .1, 0: .Trade Con- f Uroclaimed pero'r- V' i"1 Waristead W Presiden .tptlon Cave-I Olyphanl .rough Electric Mr. Gr fesenta.- The fol! I cablegram wal re- lit. . A. Iveller. . Hurhenn, A. K. : .'lid. - IS. O. Trwln. Erneat Sibble, I. W. Morrow. W. II. Stiles, Geo. : .'il.fptlt E. K. Btltiln ' Trr Caal-t. v di' February. ' of May. .ii:y of Kitptemlier. unlay of November. i li uud Sublimit Mcfeaal. lit n Subbath School al IMS a. --ibbKili School at 10:00 a. in. I ..- .n M. 1C. Church every Sab- oy kov. v. li. wickie in the K. M. Church every ininu ai me usual Hour. Kev. I'uMor. in the Presbyterlau Church ' nth morning and evening, t meetings of the VV. C. T. the headquarter on the lourtu Tuesdays of each celved at o'clock Fisl lu, Jan. "The Pre "The p wall sen express augurati tionwlth that topi hite House at i ornlng, dated if p. m. Washington. the territory greetings to .'ratification at I telegraph con) : U ainland. We ah Jllev Val of the disatbotaee of iBolatl J H prove a strutactor in the iling of a patrlcp and progressftAnclean comnjovealtb In thes.?""- "Henry Coc Secretary of I Bull." ent's responue wiaa fol The lows: 3 DIRECTORY. 1 1 " K, No. 3159. 1. 0. 0. F. Tuesday evening, In Odd I . .u trlilge buiUliiiK. No. 184, A. o. u. w., i ruay evening lii,A.O.U. U. ilCNTOW POST. No. 274 Mjota 1st and Sd Monday u mouth, in A. O. U. VV, ;k stow corps, n. :'., meets flrnt and third 'iiiicofeach uionlb, iu A. i"iitwta, Pa. KXT, No. 164 K. O. T. .ii. I and 4lh Wednesday month lu A. O. U. W. M'Y, v t TORNKY-AT-LAW, Tiontwia, Pa. SIIAWKEY, . KY-AT-LAW. Warren, Pa. :le In Forest Co. "White Ho rashington, Jan,1903 fper, Secretary llawail, Hawaii. Isldent sends tufgh you ; Dole and the ploa of Ha- arty congratultms upon of the cable. fabelieves tend to knit ti people of e cioseiy than gf to meir jV us of the malnM and will great advantajf all our "Oeorge D. Cfji'lyou fretary to the trident." 6 i idrNeyvat law. r.i-r ituildiiiK, Cor, Klui , 1 lonHi. Pa. t nv, M. D., I 7 ui, HurKon A Donlbt. -Klmice three loors north "v, I louenta. Prol'iwHioual v i tmponded to at all houra. ! VARD, Physician ,t Surifeon, TION KMT A, PA. VMCIAN ANI SURG ICON. ! lll'O'il T. OlM-e ovor stre, ' :i rroreHsiiinal calm prompt- m i ai an iioiiih or day or -iidenee Klin KU, between 'nry and Oerow'a restaurant. . . KHAVKS, Pnysician and Surireon ! n sidimce aliove The Davis l'liviiician and "'"irpon. Oil, CITY, PA. l.ANSOX. trdware, Tinning A Plumbing. TloiiHNla, Pa . MCTI.EY, JUS ITCK OF THE PEACE. ' a compleln line of Justice'a blankH Alno lilHiik deeds, mortKagBM, I 'lonfHta, Pa. rich WEAVER, K. A. WEAVER, Proprietor. hotel, formerly the Lawrence , Iihs umlergono a complete ('bailee, - mw furiiiKhoil with nil the iikxI- i' proveini'iilM. Heated and ligblel ' r i -....1111111 witli UHlural finn, ImthriMiuiH, mi. I colli water, etc. The coin lor U o i never negleHed. a'THAL HOUSE. tJEKOW ,t tilCKOW Proprietory i-tat l a. I lila la the iiioHtcentrail' .:ril hotel in the place, and baa all tlx "Ifcu improvement. No piiina will - spared f make It a pleasant Mtoppmi i. e tor the tiavelinu public. rir Llyrv in connection. pilIU K.MERT FANCY HOOT ,V SIIOEMAKEI Shop In Walter building. Cor. ICI -ui'l alnut ntreeta, la prepared to do : . uiilx of cuatom work Irom the li neat ... i-onrKeal and guarantees bia work :ve rerfect aaliafactioii. Prompt atttl .! ''i ven to memling, ami pmea ri liable. Card Proclaimed Eperor, If thousands of iple from of Delhi, InJliind from I far and near lan gath- I daybreak New gar's morn le great plain oife the city. iey waited pailaiy ior tne announcement J ot-he durbar ;p Edward wMimperor ci I: rival at the amh 'atre of the of India, Lord tj;on of Ked land other dlgnh'es and the was one otle brilliant of the dayLThe princes iiaa in siik Hii(L,iurueu wuu and their horsefna carriages lirl'liant wiliii triJmgs of gold. iiting from hisfirnage, lora li mounted the d;o tne throng was decorateilrwith golden land around wliU were placed e silver footstdo The throne surmountci by a canopy (te and gold, wo the viceroy Ifd the throne thf ltlonal anthem laved and a t&Je of 21 guns witt red. I re was anothertirlsh of trump- .ud Lord Cursoi oka and stood moment Impape. "-Then In Mlve tone' he jjivered'a speech read the hie3SHi from King Ed Iti'liis addrofthe vlcCry an- rccd the coroniln of the king; pxtolled the lit Indian people prophesied pifiierlty for the in Empire. Ilfraid also that It been derided n to exact Inter ior three years Mill loans made or Irantted by th' government ot la to the native Ites In connection h the recent falne. The viceroy inuneed also ttj abolition of the lllan staff corps, It icb has long been army tlnecure. (Verdict on Wkjtead Collision, ua coroner's $i which has been cstigating thelreck at Wanstead, it., In willed 28 lives were lost, ought In the fullwing verdict: "We find thatld-thur W. Ricketts ; as killed in thellllsicn at Wanstead n the evening, t Friday, December salil collision was ,G:h, 1902. TI aused by wro vio. 5 at Wanst "Responsibllit, vrong orders w is between Op patcher Kerr. 'That after by the Issuanc consider that t Lieen averted b; ing or Kings railway compa c?d operators ing but a boy .orders being given or tne issuance oi ire not agreed upon tor Carson and Dls- I olUCN.O FULTON. Manufacturer of and Healer in iirtSESS. tOLURS. BRIDLI And all kinds of HORSE FURNISHING GOO 'I TONKNTA. PA. I. HASLET & SI ., GENERAl MERCHANTS, Fimiitiiro Dcalc AND - UNDERTAKER: TIONESTA, PENN 6 had left Watford of wrong orders we accident could have hd operator at Wyom- irt Junction bad the haJ more experien- these points (one be- 16), at each of which places the illsijitcber had ample time Xo do it and endeavored to get the opposing trains stopped." The prinelpa feature of the testi mony was the(tviJence of James Troy er, the night pierator at Kings Court Junction, whrj Dispatcher Kerr en deavored to itip the express train. Troyer. whjj Is a boy of 16 year, Btated that Mf was on duty for the first time on tie night of the accident and that his total previous experi tucs as an ow .-ator wa3 for two nights at Strathroy; where he received only a total of f)jr messages. He gave a a reason for not hearing Dispatcher Iiurr calling him for seven or eight mlniites, that he wa9 study ing the time table and did not recog nize the office call which he had heard only once bqfore. Troyer's Extreme youth and appar ent incompetency made a deep impres sion on thejjury Continued Shortage of Coal. Bradstreet's says: The one unfa vcrable feature is tie contin ued shortage of anthracite coal ir the East. The numerous holiday shut downs of manufacturers and mild weather generally have enabled this ! shortagi! to be borne with fortitude Unfortunately, however, the miners themselves have been celebrating ex tenslv si d the result is a marked1 :.'rf: ; falling off In production and shipment or tnis sorely needed commodltv. Price fluctuations for the week are few. The cereals are lower except for oats. Of the leading staples, cotton is stronger on the week on moderate re ceipts and tae'etronz statistical nni Hon, but more immediately upon the rumors or a coming "squeeze" in Jan uary. Wheat, including flour, exports for I3e week ending Jan. 1 aggregate 3,- iJB.ZUB bushe b. against 3.560.486 bush els last week, 4,818,471 bushels in this week a year ago and 3,614,301 bushels in 1901. Wheat exports since July 1 aggregate 130,660,225 busbels, against 143,740,227 bushels last season and 97, 913,819 bushels in 1900. Corn exports aggregate 2,537,642 bushels, against 1,502,551 bushels last week, 270,236 bushels a year ago and 4,470,521 bushels In 1901. For the fiscal year exports are 10, 726,420 bushels against 20,820,481 bushels last season and 98,853,600 bush. els in 1901. -.v.-.-. . RATES OF ADVERTISING: One Square, one inch, one week... 114 One Square, one inch, one month- 3 0 One Sqxare, one inch, 3 months.... 5 00 One Square, one inch, one year .... 10 00 Two Squares, one year....... 15 00 Quarter Column, ono year 30 00 Half Column, one year. 54 00 One Column, one year 190 CO Legal advertisement ten cents per Hum each insertion. W do fine Job Printing of every de scription at reasonable rates, b-t it's canh on delivery. Brilliant New Year's Reception. President Roosevelt's New Year's reception was one of the most bril liant events in Washington's recent Boclal history. The general public, for the first time, had an opportunity to see the widely toeraided improvements in the White House improvements which when completed will have cost J500.000. The changes made were a revelation. Just 102 years ago President John Adams and wife opened the White Hous with a new year's reception The dawn of the first fete day within the walls since become historic was accompanied by the noise of saw and hammer, as It was this year. While the improvements now are more nearly eomplrted than was the mansion itself at that time, it will be several months before the workers shall have finished their task. Cave-In at Olyphant Abandoned workings of the Eddy Creek colliery of the Delaware and Hudson company beneath the town of Olyphant caved in Friday and engulfed four buildings covering an aggregate ground space of 6,000 feet. The set t ing was gradual and people in the affected territory escaped without be ing endangered. A gang of men and boys who were at work In the mine be yond the fall, encountered a flooded "dip" or depression in a vein in making their way out by a circuitous route and had to swim from one rise to the other. No one, either above or below ground, however, sustained any injury Through Electric Line. An agreement has been reached by the representatives of the To ledo and WeEtern, the Garret, Auburn and Northern Indiana and the Chi cago and Indiana Air Line -Railroad companies for a through elec tric line between Toledo and Chi cago. Tie Toledo and Western rail road has already been constructed as far as Fayette, near the Indiana state line. The project is being pushed by a syndicate headed by Judge C. M. Stone, Luther M. Allen and J. E. Seagraves of Cleveland, who are build ing the Toledo and Western. Mrs. Grant's Presents. A valuable collection of relics of the tour of President and Mrs. Giant around the world were placed New Year's day for the first time on public exhibition in the National Museum at Washington. Their transfer to the government was provided for In the will of Mrs. Grant, to whom tihey were originally presented. The collection was placed beside that of General Grant's relics which have been In the government's custody for several years. Trousers Pocket Burglar. Fred Penn, son of the late Georg Penn, one of the wealthiest men of Syracuse, N. Y., 10 years ago, was ar rested last Sunday night on suspicion of being the mysterious "trousers pocket burglar" whose operations have baff'ed the police for the past year. Four 'houses were entered Saturday night and the occupant of one de clares Penn is the man seen at work in the house. He denies any knowl edge of the affair and his friends say he was abei in his room when the burglaries occurred. Young Penn was formerly prominent socially. Bad Elephant Executed. Several hundred people witnessed Sunday the execution by electricity at Coney Island of "Topsy," an elephant who had killed three men and had re cently become unmanageable. Tho execution was conducted under the supervision of the Society for Pre vention of Cruelty to Animals. "Topsy" was about 35 years old and was the first baby elephant exhibited in this country, she being brought here by Adam Forepaugh 28 years ago. She was nearly 10 feet high and Weighed about four tons. . Second Inauguration. For the first time in 15 years there was no retiring governor to welcome the incoming governor of the state of New York at noon New Year's day when the inaugural ceremony took place at Albany In the assembly cham ber of the state Capitol, and Benjamin B. Odell, Jr., the first governor to be re-elected since David B. Hill suc ceeded himself in 1SS8, took the oath of office, and delivered bis second in augural address. Care of Bartholdl Statue. Secretary Root has received a lettei from the commission having charge of the Statue of Liberty on Bedloe island, New York, suggesting the ad visability cf congressional action pro viding for the transfer of the statue to the government FRANCHISE TAX LAW Declared Unconstitutional by Third' Appellate Division. Future Revenues of $4,000,000 a Year Are Involved Decision of Judg Robert Earl as Referee Set Aside. State Will Appeal to Higher Court Important Decision. Albany, Jan. 6. It 13 said here that tho Third appellate division of the su preme court will, within 24 hours, hand down a decision declaring the franchise tax law passed by the legislature of 1899 unconstitutional bo far as it re lates to the state constitution. The decision is expected at noon to day and is one of the most important both to tlie stat? and corporations, ever given in this state. So far $12,000,000 in taxes lu in volved, the state by the decision prac tlca'ly losing that amount of money and the corporations gaining it, while at least four million dollars a year in future revenues also are Involved. The. constitutionality of the fran chise tax law was attacked by the in terested corporations on two proposi tions, namely: First. That it violated the home rule provision of the state constitution in that it gave to the state board of tax commissioners the power to assess real estate for the purposes of local taxa tion, a power wnich is reposed in local boards of assessors. Second. That it violated the provis ions ot the national constitution which holds Inviolable contracts made be tween individuals, corporations or other corporate bodies. It was also alleged that it violated bbe nadonal constitution because a cor poration when granted the privilege to use streets andl highways for the pur pose of their corporate existence en tered into a contract with the power vested by statute to grant them the franchises, which consituted a contract beyond the power of t'he legislature or any public body to modify or to break. The litigation to test the constitu tionality of the franchise tax law has been In progress for the past two years. It was Instituted originally through the procurement by the corporations affected of a writ oi certiorari for a review by the board of tax commissioners under the special franchise tax act. Corporations operating 47 of the largest franchises in Greater New York combined in a test case to carry the litlpation to th wt nf appeals and higher if necessary. Writs of certiorari procured in the Thlrdi judlci'l district were referred by Justice D. Cady Herrlck to former Chief Judge Robert Earl of the court of ap peals as referee. Judge Earl took tes timony and heard arguments covering a period of several months. Last spring he banded down a de cision declaring the franchise tax act to be constitutional in al! its features and upholding its. interpretation by the state board of tax commissioners in all but one polr.t. The boar J had assessed special franchises at their full value whereas, according to his interpreta tion, they should have been assessed at the iiimo rate as other species of real estate in the same tax districts. Justice D. Cady Herrick affirmed pro forma and without cplnion the decision of Judge Earl for the purpose of per mitting an appeal to be taken as ex pediently as possible to the appellate division. This appeal was taken and argued at the Dtrember session of the appellate division, Third1 department. If the adve-?e decision is handed down the state wilj, appeal to the higher court. X Ci.'icers Held For Smuggling. San Juan, P. R., Jan. 6. Injihemat- ter of the so-called mugglJi.g cases' which have been heardfceiore United States Commissioner Anderson, LlmF tenant Commander George W. Mentz, U. S. N., and Supervisor of Elections Benjamin Butler have been held for trial 'iy the federal court on the charge of receiving and facilitating the trans portation of smuggled goods. A bond of $1,000 was required in each case but the pe-sonal recognizances of Lieutenant Commander Mentz and Mr. Butler were accepted. There are to be no further hearings before Commis sioner Anderson. Wounded Soldier Appointed. Washington, Jan. 6. The president has directed the appointment of Cap tain Louis B. Lawton, 26th infantry, to be. major in the judge advocate general's department. Major Lawton was badly wounded while with Colonel Liscum's column in the assault on Tien Tsin. His Injury is permanent and he will be retired at once with his increased rank. International Commercial Museum. Paris, Jan. 6. A movement has been started to establish In Paris an inter national commercial museum similar to the one in Philadelphia, where will be collected samples of the materials prodlured and consumed throughout the world, thus giving an exact idea of the work and needs of the Inhabitants oi the entire earth. Drowned From Fishing Schooner. Gloucester, Mass., Jan. 6. Two men were swept overboard and drowned while others narrowly escaped the same fate on Christmas day when the fishing schooner Aloha, which has just reached here from Newfoundland, en countered a terrific gale. MORO DEFIANCE. Compliment to American Soldier by Sultan of Bacalod. Washington, Jan. 6. "Swine who eat swine," is the latest compliment tendered American soldiers in Mind anao by the Sultan of Lacalod and the Panadungan of that p ace. These two Filipino "braves" of the Moro tribe save caused the American troops no lit tle annoyance since the occupation, by their guerrilla warfare. The following is an example of the letters received at the war department In the last Philippine mail. It was sent to the American officers in Minda nao bearing the imprint ot the sultan and the Panadungan of rfaca'od: "We want war if you do not get out of here and go back to the sea, be cause neither the Sultan ot Bacalod nor the Panadungan wants to be your friend. Within this month we want the war to begin and if you do not want it you are a lot of cowardly ras cals. "Follow our Mchammedan religion. "Do not look for the Mausers, for we have them. They were captured by Bantuas and Buarslng, people of the Sultan of Bacalod. "We send our regards to the four generals and their vermin. If you do not want to go from here, come to this place and the sultan and panadungan will take care of you, for you are a lot cf hogs that eat hogs, and in not presenting yourselves at Bacalod look out for we shall go to fight you." The advices show that neighbors of the Bacalod chiefs are quite friendly to the Americans, the Sultan of Uato having visited Camp Vicars. SULTAN'S POSITION IMPROVED. Denial From Spain of a Joint Naval Demonstration. Paris, Jan. 6. The Madrid corres pondent of the Temps says in a dis patch that advices received in Spain from Tanglers indicate that the situa tion of the Sultan of Morocco has im proved since he released his brother, who has been favorably received by the natives. Chief Gogui has been desertedi by several tribes, who have retired to the mountains. Premier Sllvela denies that a joint naval demonstration against Morocco is projected. He say3 that on the con trary the Spanish slcop of war Infanta Isabel has been recalled from Tangier as proof that the powers do not in tend to intervene in what is considered a question regarding Morocco alone. Premier Silvela has presented to King Alfonso official dispatches con firming the retreat of the pretender to the Moroccan throne, thus al'owing tho sultan to reorganize the army and stamp out the insurection. BRIEF HEWS ITEMS. CAPTURED 13 VESSELS. Pointed Paragraphs Chronic Hag the Week's Doings. Action Against Coal Dealers. Chicago, Jan. 6. The directors oi the Illinois Manufacturers association held a meeting to consider the advis ability of instituting criminal proceed ings against the coal dealers and coal carrying railroads charged with being responsible for tie present fuel fa mine. Evidence gathered! during fortnight by the various members of the organization, which evidence is said to show the existence of a con spiracy to extort high prices from con sumers, was considered at great length and the conference resulted in the ap pointment of a committee with instruc tions to continue the Investigation and report at a future meeting. Reindeer In Alaska. Washington, Jan. 6. The secretary of the Interior has transmitted to the senate a report by the commissioners of education on the introduction of do mestic reindeer into Alaska. It shown that there are cine stations between Point Barrow and the Moravian settle ment at Bethel, a distance of 700 miles, where reindeer herds have been dis tributed. The number ot fawns born last year and sti 1 living is stated at 1,654, which the report says settles be- jond doubt the question cf tho nuc- tessrtllnoAiet on of relndvr Into Alaska. The KirxtnfytbEskimos mako good herders and teamsters. Mother of Four Infants. Toledo, O., Jan. 6. Mrs. Stanislaus Spychalski Is the mother of four in fants, three of whom came Sunday night and the fourth Monday. Th mother and her quartette are well and strong. Mrs. Spychalski was already the mother of one child, less than a year old. Salmon Fishing Closed. Washington, Jan. 6. Secretary Shaw has signed an order closing the streams in Southeastern Alaska against salmon fishing until July 1. This action is taken with a view to preventing the threatened destruction of the fishing Industry. Great Met and Large Kunilllra. A careful study of the circumstances of birth ii ud childhood of what were jonsidcred to ! the lifty greatest men at uiodcrv times diaclo-icd the fact, in teresting in comparison, that the aver age grcnt imin wus born in a family of tlx children, not Including half broth ers or half lster. It wan figured from the l:it)t that the chances for grentiiesri In a child are two to one lu favor of he older biilf of the family. Improvlnu on KuellU. Tho Pioneer of Aliulnbad tells storied of Home "kindergarten" classes 111 the English imny. Among the defi nitions given lu nil examination la one of n circle liecullui'ly happy, which gives a freshness to Euclid. It is. "A straight line which starts at a certain point and gets back to the same point as quickly as iossilde." Long Dispatches From Various Parts of the World Shorn of Their Paddin and Only Facts Given In as Fe Words as Possible For the Benefit Of the Hurried Reader. Wednesday. Dr. Arthur MacDonald declare!, ia a report to congress, that crime is In creasing faster than population. Scientists discussing Dr. Alexand Graham Bell's theory believe he has ac complished tangible results in the fly ing machine problem. The Sultan of Morocco has barrl caded himself in his palace at A' awaiting the rebe's' attack, and Spain has sent a cruiser to Tangier. Lord Curzon of Kedelston, viceroy of India, accompanied by Lady Curzon made his state entry into Delhi, pre paratory to the coronation durbar. wi.iiam Mason, who said he was "broke" and hungry, smashed the win dow of Simpson & Co.'s pawnbr:king establishment in Forty-second street, New York, stealing diamonds worth $10,000, being captured and badly beaten, but the jewels were not found Thursday. The Sultan of Morocco is reported to have been foiled in an attempt to break out of Fez. Germany s naval budget provides for the immediate laying down of twe battleships, one armored and twa sma'l cruisers and Ave torpedo boats. Willis S. Gridley and Edna Ranney both of Syracuse, were arrested charged with defrauding Cornelius Van Cott, New York's postmaster, of $21 000. Acia penets, to he carried in ves pockets and placed In a glass of water before drinking, Is the remedy pro posed by the Chicago board of health as a preventive of typhoid fever. New York capita'lBts have acquired control of the great electric power plants at Niagara, San't Ste. Marie and in Colorado and Montana, having in vested, It is said, more than $50,000, 000. Friday. Twc French explorers have sailed for Tunis with the object of trying t: cross the desert of Sahara in a balloon. Much military pomp was displayed at the second Inauguration of Governor Odell Thurbday at Albany. Announcement cf a plan of profit sha-ing with all officers and employes of the Steel Trust has been made Lady Curzon of Kedleston, nee Lei tcr, wife of the viceroy cf India, Cias received the Kalser-l-Hind gold meda' for public services in India. Spain has made military and naval preparations for dispatching an expe dition to Morocco should development.1) in the rebellion against the sultan re quire it. Saturday. King Edward was proclaimed Em peror of India at the great durbar in Delhi. San Francisco and Honolulu are now connected by cable. The first words passed under the ocean at 11 o'clock Thursday night. Governor Odell, In his inaugural ad dress, declared corporations enjoying special privileges should be willing to pay for such grants. A quantity of dynamite exploded In one of the gangways of the Oak Hill colliery at Minersville, Pa., killing three miners and injuring a dozen. Emperor William intends to include in the commission to bring his gift of a statue of Frederick the Great tc America descendants of German offi cers who fought under Washington. Monday. Senator Piatt has denied that there is any rupture betwwruJjImltrtrnd feviffTmm?riKf declared that he is sure of re-election. The first formal congratulatory mes sage over the cable between Hawaii and the United States was sent tc President Roosevelt. Senator Hoar made public his anti trust bill, provisions of which are more drastic than those of any measures heretofore Introduced In congress. Citizens of Indian da. Miss., must submit to a negro postmaster or be de prived of th.-)r postofflce, according to a decision by President Roosevelt. President Castro of Venezuela, in bis answer to the a'lies. accepted the principle of arbitration, but akel that the case bo decided by an American republic Instead of by The Hague tri bunal. Tuesday. Dr. Ephraim W. Gantt, late editor Cf the Ixickport Unlou, died In that City, aged 72. Senator Lodge Introduced a bill sus pending for 90 days the duty on ecu'. imported into the United States. Berlin newspapeis demand Ger many's claims against Venezuela be pressed regardless of Monroe rioctrino. Senators Dopew of New York ami McComas of Maryland declared their advocacy of legislation providing for publicity for trusts. Commodore Soheder telegraphs to Berlin that the Germans on Saturday captured 15 large Venezuruan sailing vessels at Porto Cabello. It is reported that Japan is relin quishing ber claim to Marcus Island and is willing to allow the United States to taka nossession. Berlin Paper Condemns Action of Cam modore as Barbarous. Berlin, Jan. 6. Commodore Scheder telegraphs that the Germans on Sat urday seized 15 large Venezuelan sail ing vessels at Porto Cabello. Tho prizes were towed by warships to Loa Roqucs. wC:ere they remain under guard. Commodore Scheder. In his dispatch, Iiade no mention cf the seizure of the cu:tcm house at Porto Cabello. The captured vessels being private property, the Vo33ischa Ze'tunj con demns the action of tho commodore as barbarous, "a'though legal under International maritime practice," says it supposes tho Cerman government disapproves of the seizures and quotes Chancellor Vcn Buclow's statements made In his speech in the relchstai Jan. 19, 1900. when ho said: "The German empire would not re fuse Its consent and support If a pros pect presented Itself for a more precl-e definition through International agree ment of the controverted points cf mar itime law than has hitherto prevailed." The chancellor's doclaratirn rcfe.rre-1 also to private property rights durins a nava1 wr.r and ha added: "Maritime law is still very elastic and under the existing circumstances might tco cfteu ('wide rlrht at sea. In other words the standpoint of force has not yet be;n overma-tered by the standpoint cf Ju3tice." Good Catch of Herring. St. Johns, N. F., Jan. 6. A prolonged period of mild weather has seriously affected the frozen herring industry in Newfoundland waters and a number of American flsi'.iing vessels will have to awuit a long while before they can secure cargoes. The herring fishery at Bay of Islands was unusually good to the end of last year, 16i).n00 barre's of herring being taken. The catch Is valued at $250,000. Deadlock In Delaware. Dover, Da'., Jan. 6. With three fourths of the members on the ground the cutlook Is that a deadlock will de lay the organization cf the Delaware legislature which assembles here to day. It Is now known that the legis lature Is divided into 21 Democrats, 21 Union or Addicks Republicans; 9 reg ular or anti-Addicks Repub'lcans, and 1 Republican whose status Is in doubt. Writ Served on Princess. Berne, Switzerland. .Ian. 6. The writ which the German consul at Geneva purpuse3 to serve upon the Crown Princess of Saxony is a petition fur judicial separation. The document requests the crown princes?, to return to Dresden an J appear-Jan. 28 before the special tribunal. The princess, on the other hand, demancs absolute di vorce from the crown prince. Mr. Schwab Takes Full Amount. New York, Jan. 6. President C. M. Schwab of the United States Steel cor poration has cab'ed from Europe to the officers of the corporation a-klng that 60 shares of preferred stock be allotted him under tha effer recently made to all employes. Sixty phares is tho max imus amount Mr. Schwab could apply for. MAKKT RtPORT. New York Provision Market New York, Jan. 5. WHEAT No. 2 red, 73 c t. o. b. anoat; No. I nonnjrii, uuiutn, 85 c. CORN No. 2 corn, 55e. f. o. b. afloat. OATS No. 2 oats, 3Sc; No. 2 white, 41c; No. 3 white, 40'ic PORK Mess, $18.25 18.75; family, $18.00. HAY Shipping, 53(&70c; good to choice, 95 & $1.00. BUTTER Creamery, extras, 29c; factory, 21c; imitation creamery, western fancy. 22c. CHEESE Fancy large white, 13',i 13Mic; small white, 11c. EGGS Statu and Poauij'lvanla, 32033c. POTATOES-New York, p?r lbs., $1.5frC2.oO. ISO a. 830; Buffalo Provision Mark:. Buffalo, Jan WHEAT No. 1 uoitheru," winter wheat. No. 2 red, 78c. CORN No- 3 yellow, G3c f. o. b. afloat; No. 4 yellow, 50 c. OATS No. 2 white. 37(Ci37laC f. o. b. afloat; No. 3 white, Z6Kc FLOUR Spring wheat, best patent per bbl., $4.2'(g 4.50; low grB'ies, J2.73 cj.oo. BUTTER Creamery western ex tra tub?, 29e; stat and Penn sylvania creamery, ilQZSc; dairy, fair to good. 22fi2lc. CHEESE Fancy full cream, 14c; good to choice. 13Q 13'sc; com mon to fair, H'i'SlS'nC EGGS State, fresh fancy. 27523c. POTATOES Per bushel, C2 'jC3c. East Buffalo Live btock Market CATTLE Best steers t n sale. $5.4 ) G5.90; good to choice shipping stt-i's. $4.755.00; fair to gi.Jd steers, JI.5D (H.65; commcu to fair heifers, I"; '.j 3 60; choice to extra fat heifer. $4,16 4.25; good butcher bulls. $3.uojj- 3.50. SHEEP AND LAMBS Top native lambs, $5.75ffl 5 90; fair to aool, $" 23 ft 5.50; culls an il common. $3.0iffi3.7."; go d to prime wethers. $U)uffi 1.25. HOGS Mixed packers' grades. $(J.!0 6.50; medium h gs. $i.ri? C.U0; choice 223 lbs and upwards, $6.3jQ6.i). Buffalo Hay Market. HAY Timothy. per tnu, looso, 18. COfi 17 00; hay prime on track, per ton. $13.50 16.00; N.j. 1 do. do. $13.30 014.50; No. 2. do, do, $11.00(512.00.