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Office in Smearbaugh & Wenk Building,
Terms, 1 .00 A Yror, Nirinly la Advanre.
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tions. Always give your name.
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llurgeiix.V. K. Liinson,
Cuimamen. Ir. J. C. Dunn, G. O.
GmmIoii, J. 15. Muse, C F. Weaver, J. W,
Landers, J. 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.
'' 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-
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.
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.
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.
1 . ATTO KN 10 Y-AT-L A W,
Tionesia, Pa.
I AT rullN KY-AT-LA W,
Warron, Pa.
Practice In Forest Co.
Oillcnlii Arner Huildmg, Cor. 101m
and Uridyl Sin., Tlonesta, Pa.
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,
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
R. J,
It. SKiOlNS.
Physician and Surgeon,
1 . Hardware, Tinning A Plumbing.
Tlonesta, Pa
Keeps a complete line of Justice's blank
for sale. Also Itlank deeds, mortgages,
etc. Tionesia, Pa.
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.
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.
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
And nil kinds of
'I ION I '.ST A. PA.
1. 1 USUI
Furniture Dealers,
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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-
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
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.
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
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.
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
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."
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.
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.
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
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.
General Nelson A. '.'ilea was the
guest Tuesday night of the Auburn
Business Men's association at Its ban
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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 '
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
C. G '
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

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