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T. Dnln.W. F Killnmr. J tint ice of the l'eaceV. A. Kandull, S. J. Metlev. amxtableS. It. Maxwell. Mil lector S. J. Settey. Srltoot Director L." Fulton. J. C. tSeowden, .1. K. WenK, Patrick Joyce, L Agnew, It. Ii. 1 Unlet. I, FOIUSST COUNTY OFFICERS. '' Mnnher of Vtmqrex Joseph C. Sibley. Member ticnule3. K. P. Hall. AtMfintilyV. W. Amsler. I'renident Judge W. M. I.indsoy. AKMoeiate Judge 11. U. Crawford, W. II. II. 1 loiterer. Dml ho notary, Register it Recorder , tie. J. C. (ieist. Sheriff. Goo. V. Noblit. i'reamrer Fred. A. Keller. CoiiitiinsiouemC, lturhcun, A. K. Snipe, 11-nrv WeingHrd. District A ttorncyH. D. Irwin. J tow IhniiiUitnivneit Krnost Sibble, Lewis Warner. (hroncr Dr. J. W. Morrow. tomtit Auditors W. II. Stiles, (ieo. W. Iloleiimii, It. A. McCloskey. Count; .Vio-w.ior 1..W. Clark. (Toitnty saiiermtendeHtE. K. StiUin- ror. Kriiuliir TrriiiN of Court. Fourth Monday of February. Third Monday of May. Fourth Monday of September. Third Monday of November. t'liurt'h mid Siiblmlli Mrhonl. Presbyterian Sabbath School at IMS a. in. : M. K. Sabbath School at 10:00 a. in. Preaching in M. .10. Church every Sab bath even.r.ir bv Kcv. (). II. Nieklo Preaching in the F. M. Church every Sabbath evening at the usual hour. Hev. McUurvv. Pastor. SercliTH in tho Presbyterian Church every Sabbath morning anil evening, 'I'l.'n ri..,.ll.l- IllOl.litllW l.f Hilt W. (', . T. U. are held at the headqiiarterH on the second and fourtli Tuesdays of each ui' nth. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. ipi MOST A T.OlXilO, No. 3(19, 1.O.O. F. L Meets every Tuesday evening, in Odd . Fellows' Hall, Partridge building. IOKIOST LODUK, No. 181, A.O.U. W., I Meets every Friday evening InJA.O.U. W. Hall, Tioncsta. O A P T. G KOR i 10 STOW POST, No. 271 J (1. A, 11. Moots 1st ana 3U mommy ' eveninix In each uiontli, in A. O. U. V. Hall, 1 loiiosta. CAPT. GKOKWK STOW COUPS, No. 1;I7, W. H. C., meets first and third Wednesday evening of each mouth, in A. O. U. W. liall, Tioncsta, Pa. rpioNIOSTA TF.NT, No. Id I, K. O. T. 1 M., moeis lluil and 4th Wednesday evening, in each month In A. O. U. W. hall Tionosta, Pa. lt F. RITCIIF.Y, 1 . ATTO KN 10 Y-AT-L A W, Tionesia, Pa. CU'ltTIS M. SIIAWK10Y, I AT rullN KY-AT-LA W, Warron, Pa. Practice In Forest Co. AC. IJKOWN. ' . ATTOKN'IOY-AT-LAW. Oillcnlii Arner Huildmg, Cor. 101m and Uridyl Sin., Tlonesta, Pa. J. W. MORROW. M. P., Physician. Surgeon A Dentist. Ollleo and Residence three doors north of Hotel Agnew, Tionenta. Professional calls promptly responded to at all hours. Dll. F.J. ItoVAUD, Physician A Surgeon, T1OM0STA, PA. DR. J. C. DUNN. PHYSICIAN AND SUlKilOON. ami DRUG I VI'. Ollice over store, Tioncsta, Pa. Professional calls prompt ly responded to at all hours of day or night. Residence Klin St., between Grove's grocery and Gorow'ti restaurant. 1 lt. J. 1). (i KIOA VFS, J ) Pliysieiaii and Surgeon Ollleo and residence above Tho Davis Pharmacy. D R. J, It. SKiOlNS. Physician and Surgeon, OIL CITY, PA. I. H. LANSON. 1 . Hardware, Tinning A Plumbing. Tlonesta, Pa CJ J. SliTLlOY, k5. J US.l IC10 OF TH F. PIOACIO, Keeps a complete line of Justice's blank for sale. Also Itlank deeds, mortgages, etc. Tionesia, Pa. HOTIOL WIOAVKK, 10. A. WIOAVKK. Proprietor. This hotel, formerly the Lawrence House, has undergone a eompletoehango, and is now furnished with all tho mod ern improvements. Heated and lighted throughout with natural gas, bathrooms, hot and cold water, etc. The comforts ol guests nover neglected. 1I0NTHA L HOUSIO, Vy (ilOUOW A (ilOHOW Proprietor. Tionseta, Pa. This is the most centrally located hotel ill the place, anil has all the modem improvements. No pains will be spared to make it a pleasant stopping plac for the traveling public. .First class Livery in connection. )IUL. ti.MKKT FANCY P.OOT . SHOJ0MAKF.lt. Shop in Walters building, Cor. 101 in and Walnut streets, Is prepared to do nil Kinds of custom work from the lliicst to the coarsest and guarantees his work to give perfect satisfaction. Prompt atten tion given to. mending, and prices rea sonable. J OltlONZO FULTON, Manufacturer of and Dealer in HARNESS, COIURS, ERICLES, And nil kinds of HORSE FURNISHING GOODS. 'I ION I '.ST A. PA. 1. 1 USUI GENEP.Al MERCHANTS, Furniture Dealers, AND- UNDERTAKERS. TIONIOSTA, PIONN 1 k ml HAS NO CORN-WHEAT. No Hybrid of the Two Cereals Known to Department. Inquest Into Burdick Murder Trade Review Niagara Falls Almost Dry Canal Bill Goes to the Governor Increased Liquor Tax Suicide ol General MacDonald. t The tlepartment of agriculture al Washington ha3 reported that an enor nioua number of letters are being received at the department from farm ers In all parts of the country asking for definite information concerning a so-culled new grain called "corx wheat'- and usually at tho same time requesting samples for trial. These letters are the result of wldo ly published newspaper reports. The department authorizes the statement that thero is no such thing as corn wheat and that It Is probable that nc hybrid of corn and wheat could evei bo produced, or at any rate, ono thai would be fertile. Tho grain which caused the news paper publications Is known correctly as Polish wheat. The newspaper re ports, the department says, aro correct in stiylng that the heads and grains 1 this wheat are very large, the grains being in many cases actually twice as largo as those of ordinary wheat. The statement that It yields GO tc 100 bushels is, however, probably con siderably exaggerated. The experi ments made by the agricultural de partment and by experiment stations In a few places show that tho yield Is rather disappointing. The avheat has been grown only ex perimentally in this country except In a very few places. From experiments so far made th inference would be that the grain would be very good as a hog food. Polish wheat is much re stricted In Its adaptation and the de partment says could not be success fully grown nnywhere eaut of the Mis sissippi river. The department has no seed of tho grain In stock. Burdick Inquest at Buffalo. Mrs. Burdick finished testifying In the murder Inquest at Tuesday's ses sion. She swore she had no knowl edge as to who murdered her husba-id. She declared she never had any Im proper relations with Arthur R. Pen noil. She left the stand without be traying any emotion. Throughout the trying ordc'al of her examination by the district attorney she was cool and self- possessed. Sho denied striking her husband with a chair. She dented that Penned had executed a bond in her favor for $50,(M0 to take care of her if anything happened. Documents were read, showed that ho did. She admitted she wired to Pennell to meet her In Buf falo on her arrival after the murder. Pennell was at the Falls and did not keep tho appointment. Mrs. Burdick admitted that Pennell induced her to opxse Mr. Burdick's action for di vorce. Sho testified that Pennell sard te would go West and get a divorce from his wifo and marry Mrs. Bur dirk. , Letters written by Mrs. Pennell after the last separation of the Bur dirks and pleading with Mr. Burdick to forgive his wifo were read in court and caused several women to weep. Carol and Alice Burdick, tiie two youngest daughters, of the murdered man, were s;worn after their mother. At 5:02 o'clock the inquest was ad journed until 10 o'clock Thursday morning. Sixth Session. Thef Burdick Inquest closed Thurs day afternoon. It lasted six days. Whether it has iiceomplished anything besides making public sensational de tails of family scandals Is a ques tion. ' The inquest has served to develoip several theories relative to the crime that had been suggested many days ago, but it would hardly be correct to say that the Investigation has added anything more 'than appearance of reasonability to any of those theories. There has been no pvidence pro duced that -could possibhybo consid ered as bearing upon any feature of tne crime other than its motive. There has been not the slightest direct evi dence tonding to establish the identity of the murderer or to reveal any of the circumstances surrounding the ac tual commission of the crime. After the session Judge Murphy, Chief Citsack, lMstrict Attorney Coats worth and Medicnl Examiner Dansor held a conference In the office of Judge Murphy. It was decided then in view of the part played in the Burdick affairs by Arthur R. Pennell, to hold an inquest upon the death of the latter and his wife in the automobile accident at the Genres stone quarry, beginning Mon day. Building Material and Labor High. Weather, crops, distributive trade, transportation and even collodions Klmw Improvement this week. The only fly in the business and industrial ointment, in fact, is tho abundance of etriko talk, which a3 yet,, however, has been confined to threatened rather than actual- widespread suspensions of The pi ieo situation shows few im portant changes, but so far as actual indications are concermv, demand shows no curbing as a result of in creased cost. Railway earnings con tinue excellent, those for the third week ;f March showing the enormous gain of 17 per rent In gross. Lumber contiiiuos active, with da- liveries unequal to requirements at many points, and building material ol all kinds, in fact, is active, though quotations are 30 to 00 per cent hlghei than a few years ago, and labor manl fests a desire to get all or more than all that building trafflc will bear, Large orders for export to Italy hav been received for finished machinery at Providence. -, Leather Is steady at the East and Massachusetts shoe shipments are per cent larger than a year ago. Woo Is firmly held at the Kast, suppliej are closely held and London prices are higher. Business failures for the week end ing with March 2G number 17S Canal Bill Passed Assembly. The $101,000,000 canal referendum bill passed the assembly Thursday aft er a discussion of nine hours, in which party lines were practically abandoned All but four of the negative votos were cast by Republicans, the Demo crats voting almost solidly for the hill. It now goes to the governor, and It is said ho will sign it. There was an attempt after adjourn ment to get the excise committee ol the assembly together so as to reJporl out the bill raising tho excise fees bj 50 per cent. The probabilities aro that the bill will come up for final passage Wednes day. Governor Odell, it Is understood will await its passage before he signs the canal bill, as ho desires to have the revenue-producing bill a law be fore he signs the big canal bill. Increased Liquor Licenses. By strictly party vote, after nearly seven hours of parliamentary struggle and 12 calls of the senate, the bill in troduced by Senator Raines increasing the liquor license fees by 50 per cent, was passed at Albany Wednesday. Admiral Explained Interview. At the instance cf the president. Ad miral Dewey called at the White House Saturday and made a full ex planation of a recent newspaper inter view In which the admiral was quoted as saying tho Caribbean sea manoou- vers were "an object lessou to the kaiser, more than auy other person The admiral assured the president that he had no intention of reliecting In the interview upon Ctmany, her emperor. or her navy, and that while tho state ments credited to him were substan tially what he said, ho neglected to caution the interviewer against quot ing him. Afterward the admiral declined to make any statement for publication, At the White House it was stated that tho admiral's explanation was sat isfactory to the president. It is not be lieved that further official notice will be taken of the incident. Miners Interested In April Circular. No one is looking forward more anx iously to next Thursday than are the miners In the Scranton district. On that day the cral operators Issue the April circular, which will contain the price list on which the rates for coal will be based for a year. Invaribly so far the price has dropped 50 cents on April 1, and in- - created 10 cents a month for five months, when the 50 cent drop is re couped and continues stationary for the winter. Coal is now selling for $5. If It la rut to $4.50 and advances 10 cents a month until September, the miners un dor the award of the strike commission will next winter be receiving a 20 per cent advance over tho present rates of pay, as they are to get a 1 per cent advance; for every advance of 5 cents a ton that coal takes In excess of $1.50 . President's Western Trip. Arrangements for President Roose velt's Western tour are completed. The president will leave Washington Wed nesday, April 1, at 9:05 a. m. over the Pennsylvania railroad and will be ac companied by Secretary Loeb, Assist ant secretary isarnes, the surgeon general of the navy, and three steno graphers;. C. R. Rosenberg, represent ing the Pennsylvania Railroad com pany; representatives of three press associations, throe weekly papers and a photographer; P. W. Williams, West ern Union Telegraph company; J. P. Gooch, Postal Telegraph-Cable com pany; three messengers and four others. The run to Chicago will be made di rect, allowing only for . railroad changes. Chicago will be reached the morning of April 2. Niagara Falls Almost Dry. Owing to immense fields of ice gath ered on the rocks above Goat Island the American falls of Niagara were practically dry this week, and for the first time in 55 years residents and visitors have witnessed this wonder ful spectacle. The Horseshos Falls was not af fected so much as the American; the river bed near the Three Sister is lands was dry, and the center fall be tween Goat and Luna islands was a skeleton of Itself. Tho condition is likely to exist several days. Suicide of General MacDonald. Major General Sir Hector MacDon ald, copim.'iiiiling I he Uritish force;; on the island f Ceylon, and ono of the foremost otiiccrs in tho British army, against whom charges based on immoial acts were filed some time ago, committed suicide at the Hotel Regina in Paris by shooting. Portrait of President McKinley. The portrait of ex-President Will iam McKinley, painted by William D. Murphy, who was in competition with a number of artists, has been accepted as the one that, will he hung In the White House. Tho pic tuie is encased in a frame of gold. SHOT BY AN INTRUDER Mter Thi owinj Wifi's Visitor From the Room. Wife Ran Screaming and Weeping After the Two Men Intruder Shot Husjand Dead and Escaped Police- man Found Man Dead and His Wife Unconscious Over the Body. New Ycik, March 31. Filled with jealous anger at finding another man being entertained by his wife yester day afternoon, William J. Peppier threw tho visitor out into the hjll, fought him from the third floor to the front dcor of the apartment house in which he lived, with the wife Bcream Ing and weeping at their heels, and waa there shot dead by the man who he thought had wronged him. Thia man was William Earl Dobson a cashier in a stock broker's office, He fled and the police have sent out general alarm for him. Peppier waa about 2(5 years old and a clerk. He had not beem married long. A policeman summoned by the cries of the ether tenants of the house who wore alarmed by the shooting, rushed into the bonding and in the hall stum bled over the? dead budy of Peppier, on which his wife was lying unconscious Peppier had been shct in tho side, tho bullet passing through tho body. After being revived, Mrs. Peppier said she and Dobson were together when her husband returned unexpect edly fiom work and a fight followed resulting In Dobson being thrown out tf the room and pursued down stairs by her husband. In the lower hall the men clinched again and Dobson fired one shot. After that the woman remembered nothing, for she fainted Dobson is said to be a married man with a wife and two children living somewhere in North Carolina. Raines Bill Taken Up Today. Albany, March 31. The Raines bill increasing the liquor license fees throughout the state by 50 per cent will be put upon its passage In the as sembly today by suspension of the rules, notice of which was given In the assembly last night. It was ex pected that the bill would be put upon Its passage on Wednesday but later the Republican leaders decided to join the issue today. The assembly had hardly convened when majority lead er Rogers gave notice that "at some future date" he would move to sus pend the ruli'3 for the purpose of dis charging the committee on excise from the further consideration cf the bill and passing it out of the regular or der. There was no debate, beyond the sitgggestion of Mr. McKecwn that the "some future date" be fixed for November 1. Corbett-McGovern Fight. San Francisco, March 31. Eddie Graney, who will referee the Young Corbett-McGovern fight tonight, visited both training quarters. He wished to get an exact interpretation of the agreement which Cotbett and Mr- Govern's managers signed Sunday night. As the agreement reads, In case a foul is claimed by either sldo the decision cf the referee mwst be withheld until after a reputable phy sician has made an examination and reported what injury, if any, has berm Inflicted. Graney wants to have the full meaning of the agreement under stood by both- parties. At neon the betting odds were 10 to 8 in favor of McGovern. Indicted Officials Gave Bail. Newark, N. J., March 31. Tho men Indicted for manslaughter in connec tion with the trolley car wreck of Feb. 19, which resulted in the death of nine high school pupils, appeared in court. They were E. F. C. Young, president of the North Jersey Street Railway company; David Ycung, vice president and general manager; A. W. Pratt, roadmastor; ' Charles IT. Shipman, general superintendent, and James Smith, division superintendent; A. J. Cassatt, president of the Pennsylvania railroad; John D. Crimmlns, Eltsha B. Gaddis, Dr. Leslie I). Ward and J. Roosevelt Shanley. All pleaded not guilty and furtJshed $2,000 bail each. Miss Roosevelt Leaves Porto Rico. San Juan, P. R., March 31. Miss Alice Roosevelt, Governor Hunt and their party returned hero at 2 o'clock Monday morning by special train, hav ing visited the towns on the north coast. Miss Roosevelt was received with great enthusiasm everywhere, the inhabitants vicing for the honor of having her as their gue-tt Much of the trip was made on horseback, which Miss Roosevelt said she greatly en joyed. Last evening Miss RooHevelt attended a rer-eptlon given by Colonel James A. Buchanan and Captain Jo seph T. Crabbs of the Porto Rico reg iment. She will sail for New York todny on tho steamer Coamo. La Salle Postoffice Again Robbed. Niagara Falls, .March 31. The p st- offlce at La Salle was entered by burg lars some' time Sunday night. The safe was blown open by dynamite, and the thieves took from it $."l)o, several packages of postage stamps and sev eral hunches of trolley tickets for t!u Buffalo & Niagara Falls, line. The burglars secured entrance by brc.tkliij; open the front door, which wa- inse curely fastened. This Is the third time the prstnfllo at I-a Salle has been robbed. COMPARING FLEET3. Count Von Reventlow Thinks Ger many's First Squadron Superior to Dewey's. Berlin, March 31. Tho foreign offic here is fully satisfied with the explana Lon3 Admiial Dewey made to Presl dent Roosevelt regarding the Inter view with the admiral which appearec recently in a Newark, N. J., paper anc in which the German navy and tilt German emperor were mentioned. Nc communication on the subject has passed between the foreign office anc the Gorman embassy at Washington because the officials here, from the be ginning, felt certain that if Admira Eewey had been correctly reported the government of the United States woult do everything proper on its own initia tlve, without any reminder from here Count Von Reventlow, in the Tage blatt, compares the German and Amer lean navies. iHe says Germany's first squadron is homogeneous and alway ready for instant service. "It could he added, 'smash Dewey's heterogen eous assemblage, which had not a sin gle 'modern armored cruiser." ihe count regards the American maneuvers as "generally childish" anc as "aluays resulting in defeats of hc hostile fleets, the naval commanders therefore gaining large newspapei glory." Count Vcn Reventlow refers to the 'poor marksmanship ot the West In dlan fleet," to its insufficient nttmbei of officers and men and to the "low morale cf the navy, as Indicated b the numerous desertions." and says h believes "the United States will some day have a fine fleet, but she has not cno yet." NEW COAL PRICES. Fifty Cents Reduction For April, With 10 Cents Advance Monthly. Philadelphia, March 31. The Phil addphia and Reading Coal and Iron company, through a circular, gave offl clal nctice of a reduction of 50 cents a ton In prices cf prepared or domestic anthracite' coal for the month of April Tho sizes affected are broken egg stove and chestnut. There will be nc change in the price cf furnace and steam sizes which are largely sold un der contract. The new prices are: Lump and steam-heat, $2.50; broken, $3; except ln I.crberry and Schuylkill red ash, which nvill be $3.25; Lykens Valley red ash,, $3.00; egg, 3.25; stove. $3.25; chestnut, $3.25. The reduction applies to April only as monthly hereafter prices will be ad vanoed 10 cents per ton until basic rates are reached again. The prices announced are for line and city trade, free on beard at the mines, unless changed by the com pany. The Reading officials declined to say what effect the reduction will have on the wages of miners. Inspection of Militia. Washington, March 31. Prompt and satisfactory responses have been re ceived at the war department from adjutants general of states and terri tories to a recent telegraphic Inquiry as to when tho organized militia will be ready for personal inspection by an army officer, in order to determine tho number of magazine arms and equipments to be Issued to them un der tho provisions of t lie new militia law. With only few exceptions the state troops will bo ready for the proposed inspection during the month of April and it Is expected that the war department will be able to an nounce its plans for the inspection In a few days. Among the states which have announced their readiness for Inspection, either during April or at the convenience of the war department are New York and Vermont. Trout and Whitefish In Lake George. New Yoik, March 31. Three hun dred thousand lake trout, salmon trout and wnitefisli fry were shipped to Lake George b yihe New York aquar ium. This is the first .product of the fish hatchery established this i Inter in tho aquarium. The eggs were sent to the aquarium by the United States fish commission for the benefit of the New York state fish and game corn mission, which designated I.akeGeorge as tho depository cf the first hatching. Hereafter all tho product of the aquarium hatchery will be used for stocking waters named by tho New York commission. Battle In San Domingo. Cape Hayti'en. Hayti, March 31. A serious engagement took place Saturday between the Dominican gov ernment troops and the revolutionary forces at Juan Calve, near the town of Bajabon. The losses on the gov ernment aide were 20 killed and 43 wounded while the revolutionists lost five killed and 11 wounded. The tele graph line is interrupted beyond Gotui. Is rumored here that (he govern ment troops have surrounded the capi tal. Santo Domingo, and that a battle is imminent. Anti-Combine Clause of Tariff. Ottawa, (int.. March 31. Walter Scott, M. P., West Assiniboia. has ud- dresscd a memorial to the ministers of justice on the subject of complaints about the conditions of the lumber trade of the West, urging the holding of an Inquiry with a view to applying provisions cf the anti-combine clause' A the taiiff act or section 52U of the rimitial c.i.ie directed against combi nation In restraint of trade If a clear case is made cut. then American dressed lumber will be placed cu tho free list. POINTED PARAGRAPHS, Summary of the Week's News of the WorlJ. ' Cream of the News Culled From Long Dispatches and Put In Proper Shape For the Hurried Reader Who is Too Busy to Read the Longer Reports and Desire to Keep Posted. Wednesday. The capital of Saito Dmiingo has been captured by revolutionists The Davis-Bostwick l,()tm-ten bare canal was taken up In the senate and was passed by a vote of 32 to 1 1. Owing to immense nelds of Ice gath ered on the rocks above Gont island the American falls at Niagara were practically dry. Mrs. Burdick confessed the story o! her love for Pennell, and described how she slipped from a windaw when surprised In the lawyer's room by hot husband. The Rev. Dr. Lyman Abbott, in tin address to Methodist ministers, star tled them by repeating his theory that the Bible relates merely tho religious experiences of weak human entities. Thursday. General Nelson A. '.'ilea was the guest Tuesday night of the Auburn Business Men's association at Its ban quet. After reading his special message tc congress. General Ca-stro Iwthdrew his resignation of the piesidcncy of Vene zuela. The New York Tribune says that control cf the New York Ccntial has been obtained by the R ckefoller-Po-:in-sylvanla-Morgan interests. Mrs. Buidlck, after stubbornly do fending name of Pennell, the man she loved, turns on iilm and blames him for the wrecking of her happiness Trying examination ends with denial of knowledge of Identity of murderer. General Sir Hector MacDonald, !t Is announced Is to be court mnrtialed In Ceylon to answer serious charge Immorality. Reported from Pails that the general ha3 committed sul elder. Friday. General Castro withdrew his resigna tion as president of Venezuela. Dr. it. S. Newton, alienist and ex port witness in the first trial for mur der of Roland B. Molineux, died. General Sir Hector MacDonald of the British army, a cable dispatch states committed suicide by shooting himself In a Paris hotel. The inquest into the death of Edwin L. Burdick at. Buffalo cmclude.l. No decision yet announced. The inquest Into the death of Mr. and Mrs. Pennell will begin Monday. Tho Irish land purchase bill of tho British government was introduced in tho house of commons and read a first time. Comments of all part it s are ex ceedingly favorable to Mr, Wyndham's bill Saturday. Henry Currey, secretary of the Rail road Y. M. C. A. at Watertown, N. Y., has been missing for over a week. Conferences between employes' griev ance committees and President Under wood of the Krie, bring wage Increase to engne drivers. Officials of tho North Jersey Trac tion company, on whose road nlno high school pupils of Newark were killed on Feb. 19, were indicted by tho U.isex bounty grand jury. The Antarctic exploration steamer Discovery wintered further south than any other vessel has ever done, and Captain Scott, who discovered lofty mountains in latitude 82 dog. 20 niin., thinks land stretches to tho pole. Monday. MacabelM? scouts defeat San Miguel's force after a brisk battle. The enemy leift 45 dead on the field. Gold finds in the Tanana district in Alaska are said to be ri her and more extensive than those of tho Klondike. President Roosevelt ready to star! Wednesday. on hi3 record-breaking tc-:r of West. He will travel H.ooi) miles and visit 22 states ami two territories Burdick inquest Is to bo resumed Monday for examination of New York bartender, who is said to have heard Pennell threaten to kill Buffalo club man. Transfer of rural free delivery di vision from office of first assistant to fourth assistant poslniaslcr general may result in removal or resignation of Mr. Maehen, its hief. Tuesday. A herd of 10 cattle on a farm at Charlton, Saratoga county, were f. mud Infected by foot and mouth disease. The Penned inquest at Buffalo has been postponed indefinitely u.v.ng to tho absence of an important witness. The westbound New York and Cleve land express was deraile 1 at Concord. i., and 2.1 passengers were more or less injured. Two lions escaped In in a ea ;e at ittsfield, Mass.. p. ml after "I.IIPni. horses one of the beasts was sln.t and the other raptured aiive. Tho safe In the p istctl'u-e at I n Salle, Niagara county, was dynamited and the thieves M'cmvd $lo,t, nev-.-ra! packages of xisiage stamps and tn 1 j ley tickets. Gustavus Franklin Sif't, president of the packing ci nipntiy' u lib li b-Mrs his name, uies unoi . iciilv in r'hicago a the i? suit of an operatii.u ' 3UY3 JONES PLANT. Ssmi-Officially Announced That thl Deal Has Been Closed. Pittsburg, .March 2S. Charles M. 3.:,'. Tib. president of tho United ?:aos .Steel corporation, arrived in Piitsbu!g Thursday morning. Strict so frory was observed as to his move? h.er.t.s. Soon alter breakfast at his ho.ne, in the Last Kud, Mr. Schwat wc::t to the office of tho Carnegie com pany, where he was in consultation with officers of the steel corporation. Confcrr-nces wore held (luring the day with representatives cf the Jones & I au-,hliii SuhI ccmpany, and it is given out sonii-offieially that there is no dotibi thai the deal for the absorp tion ( f that big steel interest by the t.ust will lie closed. It is ".nc iiincod that the terms have finally been agreed upon and that the figure at winch the plants and proper ties will be taken over Is $SO,000,ono, the price originally asked by tho Jonos & 1 am.hlin company when negotia tions wcio first opened several months a (). The only hitch In the deal mentioned is the terms cf payment, and to Mr. Schwab hns be-n entrusted tho task if rnioothin:; over the objectionable featuic.s and making a satisfactory ar rangement with the company. Must Raise on Coal. Cumberland, Ml., March 23. The antn iini cment posted by the coal op e:;'tD!s of tin increase of IS per cent for mining coal, to apply to the mines of tho Georges Creek and Somerset, Pa., rotions. will have a doublet ef fect. The scale, which goes into ef l'"t April 1, meets tho demand of the miners' union, hence there will be no si ril e in the lo-ian.s referred to, aa wns e-.iic'-i-Mi. With the increase granted for mining ceal, the local coal dealers have In en notified that when the ci'iiliaits for coal that aro made from April 1 to April 1 each year are made this season tho Increase will be .-uch that 'he local dealers will be compelled to i.n-,0 tho price on so" coal f.o cents per ton. This will make the price S2.T5 per ton and will bo the highest price soft coal haa sold for in the ten itory since 1SMI. King Wanted a Diplodocus. Pittsburg, Ma i eh 2i. When King I'Jward VII visited Andrew Carnegie at Skil.o last year he expressed wonder on viewing ;i picture of a hugo fossil reptile, mid he asked Mr. Carnegie what it -rt;;.s. "That is a namesake of mine," .said .Mr. Carnegie. "That is tiie Diplodocus magnifisslmii-j Canto giensi.s " The king said he would like to have a diplodocus, &c, and now Professor Hatcher of tho section ol paleontology of the Carnegie museum ho:e la assembling the fossilized bones of one excavated in Wyoming. It will be a gi!t from Mr. Carnegie to the British niuseuin. Twentieth Centory Fund. York,- Pa., March 2S . An iniortant step lias been taken here by represent atives of all hoards and benevolent agencies of th-3 general synod of the Evangelical Lutheran church in the United Slates. It was decided to es ttUdlsii a twentieth century benevo lence fund for all objects of tho church. livery Lutheran is to be asked to gie 1 cent a day for a period of one year. From the 250,(11)0 Luth erans in the synod it is expected to realize nearly $l,iMitl,Ui0. Passed 70 Icebergs. Philad' Iphia, March 2S. Seventy icebergs ami quantities of floo Ice wi re pa-sod en March 17, In latitude 42: 1.1. longitude lit to SI. by the British steamship Lord Iveagh, Captain Minis ter, which arrived here from Ard ros ea n, Scotland. Captain Clarke, com manding the British fdiip Maryland, in port from London, reports that on March 21 in latitude 42:2S, longitude 51:.".il. he passed a number of small icebergs and floes of field ico. Favors the McConnell Bill. Harr-.sbnrg. March US. Governoi Penny ui ker Is suit! to favor the Me Council bill, which takes the power ol granting liquor licenses from the courts and lodges it in three men in every county. Several conferences . have be. n bold thi week by the house 1' a 1. rt ou tills matter, and it is expect cd the MeCc-nnell bill will bo reported out of the house committee on law and order on Tuesday night. Will Get Mew Passenger Depot. Indiana, Manh :'. Tho Buffalo Rochester and Pittsburg railroad will build a $.",tii passenger station iu this place. It will be located ou the eld paper mill lot, ill adjoin the plant c-f the Indiana Woolen .Mills com l-any, and will be of brick. The new railroad will have trains running be tweeu Ptiiix.sulau uey and McKeoi Mills utter Jane 1. Boy Kiilcd With an Umbrella. Maliam.y City. la., March 2S. Ai: umbrella thrown by the driver of a brewery wagon caused the death ol John Tracy, the II year-old son of for iiii-r Councilman Thomas Tracy ol Shenandoah. Tracy had annoyed 'he driver and tie- latter hurled the uni brella. tl point of 'which pierced lit boy's lie;,d. Minister Shoots Himself. ion.i. Pa. March 2". Kcv. Johr Alt. C. G ' been re c . i . k. i ,i . wno na; in! i l; t'l Central Pennsyl van!. "i'- hi-r:; c ;ife"ence here, shot him-if in ' Thi'rsday and is scrims ly w ui . e 1. lb- had been a suff rot from ui.iuiichui.ii