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TIONESTA. PA., WEDNESDAY, AP1UL 2?), 1903.
$1.00 PER ANNUM.
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;r. J. C. Dunn, O. O.
use, C. F. Weaver, J. W.
, l)alo,W. F Killiner.
the react C. A. Kandall, S.
. ..;. uOle S. R. Maxwell.
Collectors. J. Setley.
Svhool Director L. Fulton. J. C.
A Seowden, J. E. Wenk, Patrick Joyce, L
v'Agnew, U. L. Haslet.
'T FOB EST COUNTY OFFICERS.
", Member of Congress Joseph C.Sibley.
Member of Senate J. K. r. nan.
AwemblyV. W. Anislor.
Ih-tMulf til. .TuitneW. M. LindsOV.
Associate Judges K. B. Crawford, W.
11. II. I loiterer.
Prothonotary, Register & Recorder, e
J. C. Geistt.
Sheriff. Ueo. W. Noblit.
IVeasurei Frd. A. Keller.
Commissioners C. Burhenn, A. K
Shipe, llonrv Weingard.
nt.iti-iet AUarnevS. D. Irwin.
jury Commissioners Ernest Sibble,
Coroner Dr. J. W. Morrow.
Connry Auditor W. H. Stiles, Geo.
W. Holoiimn, It. A. McCloskey.
Cmmtu Vm-ecior I). W. Clirk.
County Superintendent E. E. Stitalu-
Itranlnr Trrtna of t'ourl.
Fourth Monday of February.
Third Monday of May.
Fourth Monday of September.
Third Mouday of November.
1 hurrh and Nnbbnlh Nrhool.
Pi-nsbvlerian Sabbath School at 9:45 a,
il. ; M. E. Sabbath School at 10:00 a. in.
- I'reaclniiK in M. E. Church every Sab
bath eveninir bv Rev. O. U. Nickie
Preaching in the F. M. Church every
Sabliath evening at the usual hour. Kev.
. Mcllarvv, Pastor.
Services in the Presbyterian Church
every Sabbath morning and evening,
The reuular mnutinus of the W. C. T.
U. are held at the headquarters on the
second anil fourth Tuesaays oi eacu
. in. nth.
pi' . N EST A LOIM E, No. 3ti9, 1. 0. 0. F.
. X M eoti every Tuesday evening, in una
Yr llall, rartmige uuiuung,
I ;WST LODUK, No. 184, A. O. U. W.,
I Meets every Friday evening lnA.U.U.
. W. Hall, Tlonesta.
APT. GKORdlC STOW POST, No. 274
J O. A, H. Meets Island 3d Monday
vnninir lii each month, in A. O. U. W.
CAI'T. (JKORtiE STOW CORPS, No.
1.17, W. R. C, meets lirst and thirii
Wednesday eveninir of each month, In A.
'O. U. W. hall, TioiiBHta, Pa.
rTMONKSTA TKNT, No. Ki4, 1C. O. T.
1 M., wfoeis 2nd anil 4th Wednesday
evening in each mouth in A. O. U. v.
rrs M. SIIAWKEY,
Practice in Forest Co.
. ATTORNKY-AT LAW.
Olllco in Arner Building, Cor. Elm
anUlriilga Sts., Tlonesta, Pa.
W. MORROW, M. D.,
Plivsh'ian, Surgeon A Dentist.
Olllce and RcHidenco three doors north
f Hotel Airnow. Tlonesta. Professional
Calls promptly responded to at all hours.
DR. F. J. IIOVARD,
Physician A Surgeon,
DR. J. C.DUNN.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
and DRU'i'JlVT. Olllce over stre,
Tlonesta, Pa. Professional calis prompt
ly responded to at all hours of day or
night. Residence Elm St., between
Grove's grocery and Uerow's restaurant.
R. J. It. SKKJINS.
Physician and Surgeon,
OIL CITY, PA,
17 R. LANSON,
1 . Hardware, Tinning A Plumbing.
O J. SETLEY,
O. J US I ICE OF THE PEACE,
Keeps a complete line of Justice's blanks
for sale. Also Klank deeds, mortgages,
etc. Tlonesta, Pa.
E. A. WEAVER, Proprietor.
This hotel, formerly the Lawrence
House, has undergone a coinpletechange,
and is now furnished with all the mod
ern Improvements. Heated and lighted
throughout with natural gas, bathrooms,
hot and cold water, etc. The comforts of
guests never neglected.
V UK ROW A OK ROW Proprietor.
Tionsela, Pa. This is the most centrally
located hotel in the place, and has all the
modern Improvements. No pains will
bo spared make it a pleasant stopping
place for the traveling public. First
class Livery in connection.
FANCY BOOT A SHOEMAKER.
Shop In Walters building, Cor. Elm
and W alnut streets, Is prepared to do all
Kinds of custom work from the linest to
the coarsest and guarantees his work to
give perfect satisfaction. Prompt atten
tion v'iven to mending, and prices rea
sonable. J ORIiNZO FULTON,
Manufacturer of and Dealer In
HARNESS, ' COLLARS, BRICLES,
And all kinds of
HORSE FURNISHING GOODS.
. H. HASLET &
iRIPLE JOINT PROTEST
Against Russian Demand For
Sovereignty In Manchuria.
Ten Deaths In Wreck Large Ne
German Steamer Damage to Sham
rock 111 James N. Tyner Removed.
World's Fair Dedication McKinle)
It Is reported from London that there
' Is In contemplation a forcible joint pro
test on tho part of Great Britain, the
United States and Japan against the
Russian demands in the matter of the
sovereignty of Manchuria.
Sir Ernest Satow, British minlstei
to China, in a dispatch to the foreign
office has confirmed the published
synopsis of the note addressed to
China by M. Plancon, Russian charge
d'affaires at Pckin. 9
In the meantime the British govern,
me nt is not taking active measures, al
though Foreign Secretary Lans
downe fntends to circulate pour par
lera looking to joint action from Wash
ington, London and Toklo, provided
further information sustains the pres
ent abstract of the Russian demands.
The foreign olllce authorizes the
statement that If the Chinese govern
meat correctly represents Russia's
claims, these claims constitute an ab
solute breach of all the undertakings
given in connection with Manchuria
and utterly abrogate the principles oi
the open door, territorial division and
international comity to which the Brit
ish government constantly and pub
licly has committed Itself.
It la added that In these principles
Great Britain always has acted in
concert with the United States and it
Is presumed that similar feelings exist
at Washington. Nothing, however,
Is definitely known, as with the excep
tion of the British minister to China
no British ambassador has yet report
Buyers of Cotton Goods Hold Back.
Trade and industry progress well
despite drawbacks In the shape ol
numerous labor troubles and cool.
backward weather conditions In some
Retail trade is naturally the cyno
sure of all eyes In distributive trade,
and as a whole 13 fair, although In
some sections active farm prepara
tions limit buying ability. Collection?
continue to slowly but steadily iff
The effect of the present high prices
of cotton on the manufacturing
branch is not entirely favorable.
Buyers of goods are holding back and
are very slow to commit themselves.
Raw wool, while dull, is rather firm
er In tone, and advices from primary
markets are that the new clip will he
held at 1 to 2 cents a pound above
last season's opening quotations.
Dress wcolens are In good sale, but
men's wear heavy weight goods are
rather backward, clothiers being slow
to meet advances necessitated by the
Increased cost of the raw material.
The season Is young yet; however.
Grocery markets have been active
this week, the leader therein being
sugar, which continues Its advance
from the low point reached some
The advance of the season has
weakened prices of butter, and lard
among hog products Is lower on In
creased stocks. The great majority
of staples, however, show a striking
Leather .Is' firmer In all lines, sym
pathizing with tho strength In hides
Largest Express Steamer.
Making quickest maiden trip from
Cherbourg to New York but failing tc
break any of the coveted trans-Atlantic
records, the new German steam
ship Kaiser Wilhelm II of the
North German Lloyd Steamship com
pany from Bremen, Southampton and
Cherbourg, reached New York Tuea
The time of the vessel's passage
from Cherbourg Mole to the Sandy
Hook Iightsfip was five days, 23 hours.
a few minutes over 12 hours behind
the record for tho passage between
these two points.
The vessel was launched at Stet
tin August 12, 1902, and is the largest
express steamer In the world. Her
principal dimensions are:
Length over all 70G feet 6 inches;
beam 72 feet; depth 02 feet, 6 Inches;
draught to load line, 29 feet, 6 Inches
and displacement 20,500 tons. The
estimated average speed of the ves
sel Is from 23 to 24 knots per hour
Damage to Shamrock III.
Sir Thomas Llpton in describing the
accident to Shamrock III, said:
"When the challenger lost her mast
she was almost fiat; there were cer
tainly six feet of water over her lee
deck. My first Impression, when the
mast went, was that the boat was
sinking. I scrambled on deck and
found everything gore and the boats
out doing rescue work. I never saw
the seaman. Collier, in the water."
Sir Thomas was bewildered at the
suddenness of the accident and said
thai what immediately followed
soenif d like a dream.
Questioned as to his fi'ture course
he said he meant to work day ami
night to get the yacht rePtted in time
for further trials before sailing foi
New York. His desire was to avoid
a postponement of the races. He
tncught the challenger would be In
racing trim aain in thrre we-Us.
James N. Tyner Removed.
Postmaster General Payne announo
fA last week the summary dlsmls
sal of James N. Tyner, assistant at or
ney general for the postofflce depart
ment, coupling with the announce
ment the startling charge that all the
papers and records in the safe of the
latter's office had been abstracted by
Mrs. Tyner, wife of the discharged
officer, with the assistance of others.
The postmaster general states that
Mrs. Tyner has refused the demand
of the government for the return, ol
the papers taken and said the circum
stances in the case will be submitted
by him to the department of justice
Other sensational developments are
expected to follow. The question ol
arrests Is now under consideration
and will be passed on Immediately by
Attorney General Knox.
New Armored Cruiser.
Amid cheering cf hundreds ol
guests and the clamorous whistling of
all kinds of river craft, the new an
mored cruiser Colorado slid down the
ways at Cramps' shipyard shortly bo-
fore 1 o'clock Saturday. ,
Distinguished parties from Colorado
an from Washington, D. C, wit
nessed: tne launching.
The armored cruiser Colorado Is
rigged with two military masts and
her dimensions are i s follows: Length
502 feet; extreme breadth of beam, ti9
feet 6 inches; mean draft 24 feet
inch; displacement, 13.C80 tons.
Her complement will be 47 officers
and 698 enlisted men. Tho contract
price of her hull and machinery Is
Possibly 12 Deaths at Red House.
Thit there was another victim of the
railroad accident at Red House last
week was established with reason
able certainty when relatives of L. K,
Osbourn of Mansfield, Pa., Identified
some keys found in the wreckage as
belonging to him. There is also a
possibility that two other persons
were killed In the wreck and their bod
les consumed in the fierce fire which
followed. John Drougon, who was
slightly injured, Is said to have stated
that two Poles in his party were unable
to get out of the train. This brings
the list of dead up to 10 and possibly
World's Fair Dedication.
Major General Henry C. Corbin
adjutant general United States army,
who will be grand marshal ol
the military parade during the world's
fair dedication exercises, has entered
upon the work of preparing for that
part of the ceremonies. He held a
conference with various world'? fair
officials. "General Bates will be In
command of the regulars," said Gen
eral Corbin, "with General Grant In
command of the First brigade and
General Kobhe of the Second. I
have not been informed of the exact
number officially of troops that will be
here, but I presume they will number
In the aggregate 12,000."
McKinley Memorial College.
The little village of Jasper, in Steu
ben county, New York state, Is to
be the seat of a new educational
institution known as the McKinley
Memorial college. It wll' be operated
somewhat after the plan of Tuskegee
The people of Jasper have donated
the ground for the Institution and
building is to begin immediately. A
college preparatory school will be
conducted in connection with and a
part of the college plant. It Is expect
ed to raise $500,000 for an endowment.
King Edward In Paris.
rir.boratc arrangements are being
carried out rapidly for the welcoming
In Paris this woek of King Ed
ward. They are on a scale of truly
royal splendor. The fetes will follow
those held at the time of the visit to
Parts of the Czar of Russia and will
Include a number of events affording
opportunities for brilliant spectacular
President Leaves Yellowstone.
President Roosevelt resumed his
tour after leaving Yellowstone park.
Before going, however, he participated
in the laying of the cornerstone of
tho new gate at the northern entrance
to Yellowstone park. The ceremony
wai performed according to the Ma
sonic titual, and was In charge of the
grand officers of the state of Mon
tana. Pole Vault Record Beaten.
H Thurman Chapman of Drake uni
versity, Dos Moines, la., broke the
world's pele vault record at the field
meet in that city, making a vault
of 12 feet. The world's record
was 11 feet and 1 0 1 4 Inches, held by
Clapp of Yale, who has been physical
Instructor at the Keokuk, la., Y. M.
C. A. for two years.
American Squadron at Marseilles.
When President Ixnibet arrived at
Bona, in Algeria, he received a tele
gram from Foreign Minister Del
casse who is at Tunis, Informing him
that the American squadron will pro
ceed to Marseilles to greet the presi
dent when he arrives at that port
April 29 and salute him in honor of
his return to France.
Street Railroads Defaulted.
Upon default of Interest of five
notos, aggregating $1,131,133, the
Chicago Union Traction company, the
Norih Chicago Street Railroad com
pany and the West Chicago Street
Railroad company, passed into the
hands of receivers.
New Kent Jury Locked Up.
The new Jury for the Kent case in
Rochester has been secured and the
Tlie jury will be kept in the custody
of court officers to Innure against
their discussion of the case and
STATE GRANGE SPEAKS
First Gun Against Adoption of
Each Subordinate Grange Urged to
Send a Delegate Address Signed by
Master of State Grange and Senator
Ambler of Columbia County as Legis
Albany, April 28. The first gun in
the battle against the adoption by the
people at the polls of the 1,000-ton ca
nal proposition was fired by the legis
lative committee of the state grange
wh'ch met here and issued the follow
ing address to the members of the
"A Mil was passed by the last legls
lature and has been approved by the
governor providing for referring to the
voters of this state, to be voted upon
at the election In Noveniher next, the
question of whether $101,000,000 shall
be expended in enlarging the canals
of th's state, so that at that election
you will be called upon to vote yes or
no upon this question.
"The action you take now is a ques
tion of great importance to both you
and your children. If the people ap
prove this measure, the above named
amount will be expended and It is es
timated by men who are expert In en
gineering work and who have figured
upon this questicn that it will call for
an expenditure before Jie canal is
finished of at least $225,000,000, if not
$3t'O,OO0,0OO.This expense must be met
directly or indirectly by taxation upon
the property and property Interests of
tho state of New York.
"When complete the canal will be
primarily and largely, If not wholly,
In the Interest of the producers of the
Western states, transporting their pro
ducts Into your market at your ex
pense with no benefit whatever to
you or your property interests. In the
light of the above statement it seems
to us that this question is one of the
greatest magnitude that has ever been
submitted to the p?oplc of this state,
You can decide It In the negative by
your votes and Influence.
"Undoubtedly many of the non-tax
payers In the large cities will be in
duced by fallacious statements to vote
for the expenditure of this money,
but there will be many there who will
repudiate It. particularly those who
have a lively remembrance cf the $9,-
000.000 expenditure lately made.
"Now Is the time for you to take a
lively and active Interest and to play
well your part in endeavoring to de
feat this measure. Talk with your
neighbors and get every one to go to
the polls Irrespective cf the weather.
Each subordinate grange should send
a delegate to the grange to be held this
year at the Thousand Islands park on
the 18th day of August, -where this
subject will be under consideration and
will be fully discussed and an address
prepared to submit to the taxpayers cf
the state which will set forth in de
tail the reason why the project shculd
be defeated. Now Is the time for en
ergetic and unified action."
The address Is signed by E. B. Nor-
rls, master of the State Grange .and
Senator Henry S. Ambler of Colum
bla county as legislative committee.
FOR ST. LOUIS DEDICATION.
Several Companies of Escort Mobilized
Albany, April 28. Governor Odell
the members of his staff, committees
representing both branches of the leg
islature and a party of Invited guests,
left this city for St. Louis at 11:45 last
night, on a special -train of sleepers,
to attend the dedication of the Louis
iana purchase exposition on April 30
and May 1 and 2.
Major General Charles F. Roe, who
will command the National Guard di
vision of the parade on April 30, left
on the Southwestern Limited at 4:20
In the afternoon.
The several companies which will
compose the provisional regiment In
cluded in Governor Odell's escort left
their homes on special trains last even
ing and arrived in Buffalo this morn
ing, to be mobilized at the Sixty-fifth
regiment armory by Colonel Welch
commanding. The cavalry troops from
New York and Brooklyn will proceed
directly to St. Louis.
The members of the governor's
arty will remain in St. Ixiuis until
Saturday evening, when they will start
home by special train, which will ar
rive in Albany early Monday morning.
It Is announced that the personal
guests of the governor who accom
pany him on the special train go at his
Comptroller Miller said with refer
ence to the alleged extravagance cf
this representation of New York state
at the St. Lcuis exposition, that the
roeords of his office showed the cost
of Governor Morion's trip to the Cot
ton States exposition to have been
$31,500. The original appropriation
was $25,000, and a deficiency acuount
of $0,50(1 was subsequently presented.
n that case the governor was accom
panied by his stafT without a military
Extending Street Railway.
GIen Falls, April 28. The announce
ment was made that the Hudson Val
ley Railway company has acquired the
North River Railway con.pany, a com
pany organi.ed to build an electric
railway from Saratoga to Glens Falls.
The Hudson Valley Railway company
began laying rail in Saratoga today
and the line to Glens Falls will be com
plete by J;in.
DRILLED FOR GOLD.
Pittsburger Made Rich Strike by Us
ing Oil Field Methods at Cape
Pittsburg, Ap;il 24. J. W. Kelly,
weilknown Pittsburger, has made the
richest strike of many years in the
Cape Nome gol.l fields, and ma.-9 it i
a way that is likely to revolutionize
the methods of prospectors. Mr. Kel
ly went Into the gold fields with ih
same drill that be used iu the Penn
Eylvaiiia and Texas oil field3, and by
the use of this inexpensive machine
locate I very rich gold bearing gravel,
The gravel bruht up by the drill
showed a value of $5 to $7 to the pan,
fa." bejend the best ever found in Cal
ifornia, and Ihe product cf a shaft
sunk lart winter runs as high as $10
to the pan or $400 to the yard.
Mr. Kelly Is new in PitUbu:g buy
Ing machinery to ship to h s claims,
which are located within 10 miles oi
Nome City. The size and value of the
veins of ore discovered may be
guessed from the fact that 45 cat
loads, chiefly of pumping machinery
will be loaded at Seattle In June con
signed to Mr. Kelly's claims. The ou
put of the mine is estimated by M. i
Leach, an old mining man of Bould
er, Col., at $10,000 a day.
Several oil men of Pittsburg are In-
tere.-tsd with Mr. Kelly In his rich
field, chief among them being Theo
dcre N. Barnsdall. The company Is
small one, with plenty of money to op
erate the mine, and there Is no stock
oi the tucket.
STEALS HIS OWN CHILD.
Snatches Babe From Mother's Arm
In Court Room and Gets Away
On a Trolley Car.
Canton, O., April 24. The Jacob
RIppel habeas corpus case heard In the
Stark county courts wound up with
lively sensation when the child whih
furnished the subject of controversy
was snatched from the arms cf the
mother by the irate father, who es
caped with the babe by jumping on a
moving Intel urban car.
Fcr some time Rippol and his wife
have not bee.i living together and the
child was in the possession of hj lat
ter. Tlie father brought proceedings
to obtain possession of the child.
After the probate judge anncunced
that he would give a verdict Friday
and that in the meantime the child
should be cared for by the mother,
RIppel snatched the babe, with the
assistance of his mother, who brushed
the wife aside while the man and child
Miners Still Idle.
Mahanoy City,, Pa., Ap.il 24. Re
gardless of President Mitchell's ordoi
to the lecked-out mine employes at
the Reading collides In the Schuyl
kill district to return to work, not a
pound of coal was mined at any of
them yesterday. Seme few men re
ported at the collieries, but they were
told that there was no work for them.
The men say that the order issued
by President Mitchell cannot be com
plied with for the reason that they
have been willing all along to re
turn to work, but that the company
has locked them out and told them
that they cannot work until all ques
tions in contention are settled. One
official cf the Reading company told
a correspondent that all men who
agreed to work nine hours for six
days a week would have an opportu
nity to go to work on Saturday
Steps For Irr.peachment.
Altoona, Ap;ll 24. The Blair ccun
ey Demociatlc club, a prominent or
ganization (;f that political faith here
expelled Mayor S. M. Hoyer from
membership at lis la?t meeting. It
also passed a resolution asking him to
resign as county chairman, and ap
pointed a committee to draft Impeach
ment proceedings looking to his re
moval as chief city executive. The
nvctive assigned for the actions taken
is based on the charge of blaming the
mayor for not protecting- the pubile
Interests In falling to enforce city or
dinances. The association also con
sured the members cf the slate legis
lature for passing the press-umz.ling
Four Men Hurt In Cavein.
Sharon, Pa., April 24. As tho re
suit of an accident at the S.mth Shar
on works of the United States Steel
corporation six men were hint, foui
sustaining (severe Injuries. They are:
Jeorge Be.ar, John Mesair, John Beil
man and S. George. Besar and Bell
man are In a critical condition. The
men were unloading ore from a hoppei
when a part of the ore, which had
been shoveled cut of one end of the
car, fell over against the cnRine and
the six men were caught underneath.
Suicide Follows a Visit to a Dentist.
Pittsburg, April 21. Anthony Stein-
metz, a German, committed suicide
during a fit of insanity supposed tc
have been caused by pain from tooth
ache. Sieiniiiet. went to a deiitisi
and had several teeth, filled. Th
dentist pulled l;! (f ins lei-lli. and
StclniiK'lz went hoine. pit mi his-
Isler's i lot Ii es anil liairjed liim.-HI
With a sheet.
Must Pay For Royalties.
Altoona, Pa., April 24--The Blair
-rounty court has entered judgment
against the Pennsylvania railroad in
he sum of $282,875 as damages iu a
respass suit instituted by Milliard
Blake f-ir royalties o.i a patent owned
by him tor the dumping of car. The
Ufcndant company failed to enter an
ppeaiance and the judgment was do
rceJ by default.
Summary of the We ek's News
of the WorlJ.
Cream of the News Culled From Lon
Dispatches and Put In Proper Shape
For the Hurried Reader Who is Too
Busy to Read the Longer Report
and Desires to Keep Posted.
Jury filled In the second trial at Ro
chester of L. D. Kent for manslaughtei
In causing the death of Edith Blanche
A rapid change of tone in the Ger
man piess on learning that an Ameri
can squadron will visit Kiel is pointed
out in a special cable dispatch from
W. K. Vanderbilt has received per
mission to marry from Judge Glege-
rich of the suprem'e court, who modi
fled the divorce judgment granted to
the former Mrs. Vanderbilt.
Judge Sanborn, in the circuit court,
In St. PauJ, modified the decree against
the Northern Securities company so
that the company may receive divl
dends from the Northern Pacific and
Great Northern railways pending th
appeal to the supreme court.
Massachusetts senate kills resolu
tion favoring election of United States
senators by popular vote.
Thirty-nine killed in clash between
Turks and insurgents near Salonlra
Sixteen battalions called out for ser
vice In Macedonia and Albania.
Five private soldiers of the I.elnster
regiment In the Transvaal are sent
enced to death for taking part In
riot in the barracks on March 28.
All newspapers of Importance
Pennsylvania represented in hearing
before Governor Pennypacker, and ad
dress condemning the Grady-Salus li
bel bill Is made by Charles Emory
Thirty thousand miners Involved In
a lockout at the Pennsylvania anthra
cite mlni have been ordered by la
bor leaders to resume work, leaving
the trouble to be adjusted by the
board of conciliation.
The New York legislature adjourned
sine die Thursday at 2 p. nt.
The Prince of Wales, It Is exported
will visit America as heal of the
British commission to the St. Lcuis
W. K. vanderbilt has arrived In
London, but Mrs. Rutherford is still
In Paris, and dispatches say there is
great mystery surrounding their ap
M. Alfred Dreyfus, in a letter to
the French minister cf war, demands
an Investigation of the alleged mar
ginal note or tne Kmperor William on
documents said to have coma from
The transport Hardlnge brings tc
Aden news that 10 officers and ISC
men, out of a total British force ol
220 men, ere killed recently In an
engagement with a Somali force which
consisted of a strong command ol
mounted troops and Infantry.
Several Gorman chambers of com
merce have resolved against exhibit
ing at th St. L uis exhibition.
President ends vacation in Yellow
stone park, returns to Maihiuuth Hot
Springs hcte the picture of health and
resumed his tour.
General James N. Tyner, assistant
attirney gere.al for the postofflce de
partment, was summarily removed by
Postmaster General Payne.
Russia ha-t demanded tiiat C.iina
sign an agreement practically ceding
to her the sovereignty of Manchuria
and excluding other nations fioni that
William K. Vanderbilt and Mrs,
Ann Harriman Riitlnrfurd were mar
ried Saturday in London.
Before sailing for Scotland, Andrew
Carnegie donated $1,5iio,imio f0.- a tem
ple of peace for the permanent court
of arbitration at The Hague.
Brigadier General Manning, after an
engagement with the Mad Mullah, has
relieved Colonel Cobbe in Somalilaud.
About 2,000 of the Mullah's men were
Joint protest by Great Britain, Japan
and the United States Is projected by
British officials against Russia's de
mand on China for virtual control of
John W. Wisher, an engine driver. Is
acquitted of the charge of manslaugh
ter, resulting from the collision In the
New York Central tunnel In New York,
in which 17 persons were killed.
The -astimated output of gold in the
Klondike this year Is $15,000,0110
against $12.oimi,imm) last year.
Two-thirds of the presbyteries in the
United States have voted in favor of
revising the confession of faith.
A northbound Missouri Pacific slock
train crashed Into the rear end of a
work train near Buffalo. Mo., and 11
men were killed and 25 injured.
The war department has made pub
lic that portion of the report of General
Miles which refers to misconduct ol
officers and soldiers In the Philippines.
It Is officially announced In London
that tho Chinese government has sort
tj the Rus.sian government at St. Pe
tersburg a formal refusal to grant th
Jatter'a demands in regard to tho eval
uation of Manchuria,
KENT'S MENTAL CONDITION.
Arguments Heard by Judge Suther
land In Absence of Jury.
Rochester, April 28. A portion ol
the afternoon session In the Kent case
was taken up with arguments before
Judgo Sutherland by Attorney Raines,
while the Jury were out, as to whether
evidence as to Kent's mental condi
tion and his statements should be
given to the Jury.
. Mr. Raines claimed that owing to the
drugs administered to Kent he was
little more than a "gibbering idiot"
when discovered and for several days
District Attorney Warren stated that
Kent's statement to the coroners was
freely given, and that his account of
his trip here and after was coherent
Judge Sutherland decided to hear the
testimony cf the coroners as to
Kent's mental condition during the
absence of the jury and then deter
mine whether he will admit the state
ment made by Kent and the accom
panying evidence to the Jury.
Dr. Arthur M. Johnson, who con
ducted the autopsy on Miss Dingle's
body, was swoin. He described the
mortal wound and said the only other
mark on the body was a vaccination
scar. He also described the blood
t-fots on the undergarments. There
was a dispute between witness and
Attorney R"ines as to certain meas
urements of the dead girl.
The bracelet worn by the girl on the
fatal night was shown the wltnesa.
Mr. Raines made a strong effort to
show that the blood on the inside rings
of the bracelet could not have gotten
there unless there had been blood on
her hands or arms.
Dr. Johnson denied this and said the
blood might have gotten there when
the body was removed to the operat
ing table as there was blood there.
The witness said he looked carefully
for a cut or abrasion on the hand but
found none. A person receiving such
a wound as that on Miss Dingle's neck
would live from three to five minutes.
The condition of the body showed that
death was from hemorrhage.
Dr. Johnson testified that he found
no signs of drugs in the stomach.
Conditions prevailed In some of the
organs, however, that in his opinion,
might necessitate an operation. The wit
an operation .was necessary. The wit
ness further testified that such a con
dition would produce serious mental
lismrbHice In a person of nervous
Four p ctures taken of Miss Dingle's
body at the morgue showing the gap
ing wound In the neck were produced
as evidence by the prosecution, and
admitted by the judge. Dr. Johnson
said the pictures showed accurately
the por.l'on and extent of the cut.
Witness coeid not say what caused the
di?o,o;alioh or blotches on the face.
He had rover seen anything like them
but they might be liver spots.
Coroner Thomas Kllllp was next
witness called. He said the minutes of
the autopsy were In hi3 handwriting.
He put down the measurements as they
were given him by Dr. Johnson. There
was a mistake fn the measurements of
the left forearm and these figures were
changed. The witness said he had not
seen them from that day to this.
Attorney Raines attacked the ac
curacy of these measurements in an
attempt to prove the dead girl was
left handed. He also attacked the re
liability of the pictures and claimed
the wound in the picture had been
SEVEN DAYS' SESSION.
of L. Finished Their Council
Meeting In Ottawa.
Toronto, Ont., April 28. After a"
seven days' session of the mxist ex
tensive meeting ever held, the council
of the A. F. of L., concluded their bus
iness here. President Gompers will
go from here to Ottawa and Montreal
to address meetings and confer with
Dominion labor representatives on the
pltuation In Canada.
The finances of the organization
were reported to be In excellent con
dition, with charters being issued by
International unions at a much greater
ratio than at any previous period.
There pre now over 2,000,000 wage
workers on the continent affiliated
with the federation.
It w as decided that the council shall
hereafter refuse to consider grievances
whore the parties have not previously
attempted to adjust the same. Presi
dent Gompers was directed to Invite
the Western Federation of Labor to
become affiliated with the A. F. of L.
n the controversy between the United
Brotherhood of Carpenters and the
Amalgamated Wood Workers juris
diction over the mill men was given to
BARRICADED IN CONVENT.
Trouble In France Over Dispersal of
Parif, April 28. Crowds made dem
onstrations at different points over
the dispersal of the congregations.
At Marseilles the Capuchins barricad
ed themselves within their convent and
efnsod admission to tho officials. A
rowj numbering several thousands of
persons filled the at reels In the violn-
ty and during a connteT demons! ra-
ion stones were thrown at the conven
ion. The police had difficulty in re
The Benedictines at Landorneau.
who caused trouble Sunday, were dis
pcTFed and the officials locked up
their convent. A company of Infantry
At Anne-y a Capuchin establishment
was closed and the members of that
order arresic I for resisting the author
ities. A squadron of dragoous pro
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