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PA. s h mm & Ma Ma UI1UUU1 1 MUaVMaf GENERAL MERCHANTS, Furniture Dealers, AND UNDERTAKERS. TIONESTA, PENN ."OPE LEO XIII IS DEAD. His Last Articulate Words Be stowed a Benediction. Weekly Trade Review Langley' Fly Ing Machine Deaths From Lockjaw. Four Convicts Escaped Funeral o' Mrs. James G. Blaine Dis'putc About Islands Borelll's Comet The pope died shortly after 4 o'clock Monday afternoon. His last momenta were comparatively peaceful and pain less and were preceded by a period of insensibility. Around the bedside at the final moment were the cardinals, the relatives and members of the papa.' court. Before lapsing into unconsciousness the dyfng pontiff feebly moved his Hps, his last articulate words being used in bestowing a benediction. Gradually the shadow of death spread over the pontiff; ibis extremities became cold; his features assumed the fixed rigidity of death and Dr. Lap ponl noted his last fluttering heart beats, which gradually became slower and slower until they finally stopped. The news of the pope's death spread rapidly throughout Rome and caused a must profound sensation. The whole city is In mourning. POPE LEO XIII. Sunday each hour added to the gravity of the reports from the sick room of the pontiff until all Rome waited almost breathlessly in expecta tion of the announcement of his death. After the state of depression which seized the pope during the latter part of the night, his condition went stead ily downward and throughout the day t'.io most intense anxiety prevailed. For the first time also, the weather was strongly against him. A blister ing heat fell upon the city and the great piazza of St. Peter's took up the fierce sun and threw it back against the Vatican until it was like a fiery furnace. The pope had spent a restlesa niglit, Bleeping only at short intervals and even then his sleep was agitated. Dr. Lapponi remained in the sick room throughout the night. At the morn-ln- conference the physicians noted a distinct change for the worse, partic ularly in the accelerated pulse which had risen to 98 after remaining for many days betwen 88 and 90. Joachim Vincent Raphael Ixidovlco PeccI wiaa born March 2, 1810, at Car pineto. In his eighth year he was sent to the Jesuit college in Viterbo. In 1825 he entered tibe Roman college, and two years afterwards became a divinity student at the Gregorian uni versity, in 1832 won the degree of Doctor of Theology, and entered the college of Noble Ecclesiastics to be ed ucated for the diplomatic service of the papacy. In 1837 he passed through the grades of sub-deacon, deacon and priest; became governor of the prov ince of Denevento in 1838, and of Spo leto In 1841. In 1843 he was a papal ambassador to Belgium and archbishop of Dair.ietta, which i3 a distinction of mere title. In 1845 he was made bishop of Peru gia. In 1854 he was made a cardinal. He was appointed cam'erlingo In 1877 and In 1878 was elected pope. Ho was a son of Count Domingo Feed of Carpineto. The family to wihlch he belonged came originally from Vienna, Its chiefs having taken sides with the Medici In the contest between Vienna and Florence. His mother was the daughter of a noble family living In the city of Corl. She broiif'it a dower of moment to the fortune of the family and she was her self a woman of extraordinary ability and strength of character. She be longed to the third order of St. Francis and trained her son to We service of the church. She died when he was in his 14th year, but not until she 'had established the bent of his mind for life. Weekly Trade Review. Well nigh perfect summer weather helps crops. Increases confidence In fall trade and stimulates retail and summer resort business. Speculation droops and sags, but, on the whole, the tendency even here Is In the direction of improvement because It favors pro. press toward a sounder and healthier basis for possible future activity. The unsatisfactory outlook for Im mediate and future supplies of cotton Pmlts activity In cotton manufacturing at the East, short time being the rule at all leading centers. Unprecedented activity is noted In the anthracite coa: trade. Final returns of foreign trade point to the largest aggregate on record due, however, to 13 per cent gain ir Imports, because exports fell off 2 pel cent from last year and 5 per cent from the record of 1901. Dutiable im ports show the largest increases. Exports of cotton were the largest In value ever recorded In a fiscal year but those of provisions, breadstuffs cattle and petroleum were less thai In recently preceding years. The steady gain In other exports is one very favorable feature In the coun try's export business. The Iron trade is quiet enough or the surface, but production and con sumption are alike enormous, thougl pressure of the latter tends to ease it quotations for Iron and steel. Business failures for the week end lng with July 16 number 173, agalnsi 174 In the like week of 1902. Four Convicts Escaped. One of the most daring escape! from Clinton prison at Dannemors took place Saturday afternoon whet four convicts, "all third term men,' named Peter James, John Cummins John Elliott and Edward Kennedy succeeded in getting away. The men were at work in the cellai of the factory building which is neai the prison wall, and were last seen at 2 o'clock. An hour and half later it was discovered Dhat they had dug i passageway from the cellar of the fae tory under the wall and into the sewei which empties about a half mile frorr. the prison. Only one clue has been discovered and this was followed, but the police decline to give the details. The foui men must have been at work for th( past three or four months in digging the subterranean passageway, a dis tance of oyer 75 feet and even now r is Impossible to surmise what they die with the earth which they dug out. Peter James, one of the fugitives was serving a life sentence for shoot lng a banker in Troy, N. Y., some years ago. He is a desperate crlmina and is expected to fight to a finish be fore he Is overpowered. The othei three are also desperate fellows. Professor Lang ley's Flying Machine Trofessor S. P. Langley's new aii ship was tewed down the Potomac river from Washington on a house boat to a secluded point on the lowei Potomac, where it will be given Itc initial trial as soon as some few de tails can be arranged. Professor Langley was not in the party that left on the houseboat, but will go by rail to a point near the spot selected for the test. It is believed that this will take place near Wide water, Va.; where the Potomac has t width of five or six miles and is quite shallow except in the channel. Professor Langley, who is head ol the Smithsonian institution, in plan ning his airship, it is 3tated, studied the movements of the buzzard and tried to develop a machine that would have strong pinions and would be capable not only of soaring but ol beating the air with one or both wings Boys Died of Tetanus. Fred, the 14-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Inglehart of Bellwood Lewis county, N. Y., died Mondaj night from lockjaw, the result of a Fourth of July wound while using a top pistol. Harry H. Bishop, 13 years of age died at Ithaca, N. Y., of lockjaw caused by a slight injury sustained on the Fourth of July. He was wounded on the tip of a finger by the premature txploslon of a blank cartridge. Four deaths from tetanus of boys Iiave occurred in Harrisburg, Pa., since Sunday, resulting from slight wounds Inflicted on the Fourth of July by toy pistols. Borelll's Comet Visible. Dr. William R. Brooks, director ol Smith observatory, at Geneva, N. Y., w.ho has had Borelll's comet un der observation since Its discovery states that it Is now easily visible tc the naked eye in the early evening well up in the northeastern sky. The comet is now in the northwestern pari of Cygnus. The visitor Is growing rapidly brighter and Dr. Brooks be lieves it will prove a most interesting object as it approaches the sun. Funeral of Mrs. James G. Blaine. President Harris of Amherst col lege officiated at the funeral of Mrs James G. Blaine at the Blaine man sion, near the State house, at Angus ta. Me., Saturday afternoon. Floral tributes were sent from every sectior of the country. The body was taken to the railroad station immediately aft er the service and placed In a specia. car for New York. The Interment wai In Washington. Tight Lacing Caused Death. The verdict returned by the coro ner's jury at Chicago In the case of Miss Delia Ackerson, a young woman who died at the Cook County hospital on Sunday, was "Death as a result of tight lacing." It was shown at the inquest that tight lacing had re sulted in a constriction of the vital organs of the body, which had caused septic poisoning. Hoisted American Flags. According to authoritative dis patches received in I-ondon an Amer ican war vessel has visited a numbei of the islands on the northeast coast of Borneo some weeks ago and hoist ed American flags and erected Amer ican tablets on seven of the islands, all of which are said to be British. PASSED INTO ETERNITY. Final Sceies In Aged Pontiff s Death Chamber. His Death Bed Surrounded by All Cardinals Now In Rome, the Papal Court and His Nephews Prepara tions For Funeral and Election of His Successor. Rome, July 21. The final scene in the death chamber of the pope was profoundly Impressive. The pope's death having been expected since noon, his deathbed was surrounded by practically all the members of the sacred college now in Rome and the whole papal court, while the pontiff's nephews remained in the papal library until they received word from the doctors which announced that his last expiring breath was approaching. Then they moved silently within the death chamber, some standing, some kneel ing, all awaiting the awful moment of dissolution. In the ante-chamber had assembled ohe high ecclesiastics, members of the diplomatic corps and representatives of papal aristocracy, awaiting the an nouncement that the final moment had come. Profound silence reigned In the pope's bedroom, only broken by the doctors rising to render their expiring patient more comfortable, by the sobs of the ever-faithful valet, Plo Centra, or tihe murmured prayers of Mgr. Plfferi, the papal confessor, himself 84 years c.f age, who had to be as sisted to the bed side. Softly he recited the prayers for the dying, the pontiff at one moment ap pearing to follow them as though conscious of what was transpiring, but he could not speak. Then the dying pope murmured something to himself in which those bending over him heard the words: "Father" and "Mother." Dr. Lapponi, who almost constantly had his fingers on the pope's pulse, felt it grow gradually weaker and weaker, and at tthe same time the pon tiff's extremities began to get cold, his Hps became bluo, his eyes sank more deeply Into his head, hi3 breath ing became even more difficult and fiere were strange rattlings In his throat. His Last Benediction. I Finally the pope was asked to bless 'his nephew'3 and all the others pres ent. He attempted to raise himself and the extreme emaciation of his per son, covered with a fine night shirt, was rendered more pronounced by the surroundings. The portieres dividing the door were drawn back to the ut most, to admit as much air as possible, while the light filtering through the green shades of the window rendered his sunken eyes and shrunken features absolutely ghastly. It was a most solemn moment. The head of the pontiff, with its white skull cap, no whiter than the fringe of sil very hair, rising above the crimson coverlet, this hand raised In the famil iar gesture of benediction, the kneel ing assemblage being too earnestly ab sorbed In deep affliction, veneration and weeping to even make a move ment. , The doctors again examined the dy ing holy father, and this time found that he was at the extreme limit of his powers of respiration. His eyes began to become dull and clouded and Leo XIII entered into the real agony of death, which was recognized by all present kneeling. The; last conscious act of the pontiff was to turn his eyes towards the great crucifix, during which he passed away. Then the silence of the awe-stricken assemblage was broken by the sonor ous, solemn voice of Cardinal Serafino Yannutelli, the grand penitentiary, in toning the requiem aeternam (rest eternal). This was the signal for an outburst of tears and the sound of weeping which could no longer be repressed, all the kneeling prelates and others kiss ing the dead 'hand that hand which had dispensed so many benefits, chari ties and benedictions. Outside the death chamber expecta tion was intense, but the sight of the sorrowing faces of those leaving the room was sufficient without words to spread the sad news, which was not long In spreading throughout Rome. Chanting of Franciscan Monks. The occurrences In the death cham ber immediately following the pope's demise were of Impressive solemnity. Couriers had been dispatched to sum mon those who are delegated to per form the first religious offices toward the dead pope and soon the chanting of the Franciscan monks was heard as, two by two, in coarse brown habits and with sandled feet, they proceeded to the room in which Leo lay dead. From time immemorial the Fran ciscans have been penitentiaries of St. Peter's. Following them cunie the Noble Guard, to watch over the pon tiff's remains, the brilliancy of their uniforms contrasting strikingly with the sombre attire of the quaintly garbed monks and t ho solemn dignity of the chamber itself. The only sound heard was the measured chanting of the psalms of penitence by a group of monks kneeling beside the couch of death. Two Noble Guards took up po sitions at the foot of the couch and stood there, rigid and silent as statues with swords drawn and reversed, pointing to the floor. The death chamber preserved much the same appearance as it did at the time of the final illness of the p;pe. It In situated on the third floor of the Vatican, the apartments fronting th Bplendid piazza of St. Peter's and th window of the room commanding. ( view of the tall obelisk and playlnf fountains, with Rome stretching of beyend the Tiber. Across the middle of the room hang 'heavy draperies part ly concealing the bed on which lay the rllent form of the dead pontiff. By the Dido of the lew bed burned a numbei of candles and from above looked down the picture of the Madonna with the Infant Christ in her arms. Leo's desk was closed but some the books on religious topics whict he kept near him remained on it. The body lay exactly as it was at the moment of the pope's expiring breath A white veil was thrown over the dead man's face, while awaiting the solemi entrance of the camerlengo, who was to officially pronounce the pontiff act ually dead. The gruesome details of the embalm ing will not be performed until aftei the lapse of 24 hours. Then the bod will be robed In full pontifical vest ments for the imposing funeral cere monies. The great piazza of St. Peter's was scon a scene of wild confusion. As word of the pope's death' became known, although the public had day after day expected the tidings, the shock of the actual event was none tht less profound. Everywhere people stopped to bless themselves and tc whifper prayers, while here and there were seen women on their knees be fore the street shrines offering pray ers for the soul that had just taken its flight. Within the massive colonnade front Ing St. Peter's great crowds surged tc the very doors cf the Vatican, even struggling to gain access to the cor ridors leading to the death chamber Across the entrance to the colonnade hung the massive chains, which are usually down to permit the free cir dilation cf visitors. These ponderous iron barriers were r.ow looped across the entrance and behind them stood strong detachments of Swiss Guards with fixed bayonet3 presenting a solid wall of iron and steel against further intrusion. Still further back the groups of Jour nallsts and other anxious watchers were likewise thrown into wild con fusion. They had been pushed back to the neighboring cafes and shops lining the adjacent streets where they viewed the Vatican entrance from a dl&tance. Their first intimation of the catas trophe was seeing a bicyclist dash from the Vatican entrance, mount his machine and sfroot away like an ar row. This was quickly recognized as the signal that the death of the pope had occurred. Immediately the crowds dashed lntc the piazza, shouting for the few avail able cabs and elbowing and struggling to get forward towards the front tc ascertain the details. Soon the whole square was in tu mult, but the government troops 'hur ried from the neighboring barracks where they had been held In reserve and restored order. They flanked the esplanade and took possession of every artery of the Borgo district, leading to the Vatican. For the t!nie being all traffic was suspended and the whole region from the frowning walls of St. Angelo cas tle to the door of St. Peter's were with in the Arm grip of the Vatican author ities and the government troops. In the down town portion of the city the most perfect order prevailed. Out ward evidences of mourning soon be gan to appear along the Corso. "Many of the shops were closed and funeral emblems hung upon the buildings. Rochester Anti-Canal Meeting. Rochester, July 21. It is expected that between 200 and 300 Grangers from all parts cf the state will be in attendance at the convention of the opponents cf a barge canal to open here this morning under the auspices of the chamber of commerce of this city. Secretary Ives of the chamber said In regard to the convention: "The meeting Is not held to help or to op pose the railroads. It is not for the purpose of helping this or that scheme. It is solely for the purpose ol gathering information and ammuni tion with which to fight the projected barge canal." Professor Langley's Airship. Wide Water, Va., July 21. Work on Professor Langley's airship, which was suspended Saturday, was resumed with vigaor today by Smithsonian ex perts and mechanics and they have nearly completed the launching car. which Is to dash across a track 70 feet and cast the airship into space. The car will be sprung from its fasten ing by 12 heavy steel springs 40 feet long. It will be discharged from two brass piston boxes and a high velocity will be attained at the other end. Hav in launched the airship, the car will be held on the rails. Parachute Did Not Work. Montreal. July 21. M. II. Trussle, an aeronaut, is In the general hospital, this city, suffering front a broken col lar bone and concussion of the brain, as the result of an accident at River side park Sunday. Trussle ascended with Professor Wolcoft, and when tbout 4,000 feet in the air Trussle pulled his parachute loo.se. The para, ehute did not work and down went the aeronaut like an arrow. He kept his nerve and succeeded in getting the parachute working. Ho was, 'however, dashed to the ground and badly in jured. It Is thought he will recover. Breathitt County Court. Jackson, Ky., July 21. Circnt court convened here in special session for investigation of the burning of the Ewen hotel ami th attempted bribery if Contain D. .1 Ewen. - BRIEF NEWS ITEMS. Pointed Paragraphs Chronic ling the Week's Doings. Long Dispatches From Various Parti of the World Shorn of Their Paddins and Only Facts Given in as Fev Words as Possible For the Benefit Of the Hurried Reader. Wednesday. Change for the worse in the condi tion of Pope Leo. Heart growing weak er and patient is troubled by hallucina tions. Sleep is broken by pain. Coroner Mayne cf Niagara county released Showman E. C. Bond aftei the inquest on death of Thomas Ro man who was shot by Bond at East Wilson. Four deaths from tetanus of boys have occurred in Harrisburg, Pa., this week, resulting from slight wound In flicted on the Fourth of July by toy pistols. A heavy gust of wind blew over the mammoth tent in Denver, Col., where the Christian Endeavor convention was being held and about 20 persons were hurt Thursday. Chicago assessors determine to tas all who possess personal property worth $350 or more. Pope Leo grew weaker and at a late hour, in spite of a brief rally, his death was thought to be near. The state department of agriculture has been informed of rabies In the town of Montgomery, Orange county. A negro who had assaulted a girl was removed from the Jail in Coxsac kie, N. Y., to prevent a lynching and was taken to the prison in Catskill. Thomas G. Barker returned to Arl ington, N. J., after serving two of the five years' imprisonment for shooting at the Rev. John Keller with Intent to kill. A mob broke into the Flemlngsburg, Ky., Jail and hanged William Thacker, white man, who had been given a life sentence for the murder of John Gor don, two years ago. Friday. Senator Thomas C. Piatt celebrated his 70th birthday anniversary at Man hattan Beach. Chicago police fire at strikers and arrest 1!) men In connection with freight handlers' troubles. Weakness of Pope Leo prevents an other operation which is neeassary to remove liquid again gathering in the pleura. A rumor was current in London that United States warships had seized is lands off the coast of Borneo belonging to Great Britain. J. H. Wallace, former secretary of t'he late Sir Francis Cook, was found with his throat cut In Indon and ar rested on chargo of attempted sui cide. Saturday. Russia emphatically refuses to re ceive the Jewish petition on the sub ject of the Kischlneff massacre. Four persons lost their lives in a fire which destroyed Bonner Springs san itarium at Bonner Springs, Kan. Legislation to remedy existing finan cial conditions will bo taken up by the extra session of congress called for Monday, Nov. 9. The pope's condition shows some amelioration. The liquid in the pleura has not continued to rise and the doc tors have decided to further postpone the operation. Motorman Bullock and Conductor Clancy of the southbound car which was wrecked July 4 at Burt, Niagara county, have been placed under arrest on the charge of manslaughter, second degree. Monday. Great Britain learns that an Ameri can warship has hoisted the American flag over seven small islands off the coast of Borneo. General Leonard Wood will be pro moted to be major general, and 33 colonels will be made brigadier gen erals and retired. Secretary Hay Informs the IJ'nal B'rith of Russia's refusal to accept the petition on behalf of persecuted Jews and says the Incident is closed. George W. Reavers was Indicted by the federal grand jury In connection with the purchase of the E. J. Brandt Dent automatic change making ma chines. Six Italians, accused of counterfeit ing, were arrested In New York after a fight and detectives believe they may throw llniht on the "barrel murder" of last April. Tuesday. A serious outbreak of rabies has oc curred among cattle at Montgomery, Orange county. Department of commerce report shows that 190.3 Is the banner year In foreign commerce. The .search for the four convicts who escaped from Clinton prison at Dan nemora, continues. Mob attacks jail at Basin City, Wyo., and kills two murderers and deputy county clerk, who was acting as one of the guards. Senator Piatt suggested the name of Senator Nelson W. Aldrich for vice president on the Republican national ticket. Pope Leo XIII died shortly after 4 o'clock Monday afternoon. Ills last moments were peaceful and painless and were preceded by a period of In-sensibility OPTION IS NOT VALID. Court Render Decision on Land Thai Suddenly Increased In Value. Butler, Pa.. July 20. Judge S. N Miller of Mercer has handed down the opinion in suits on options taken here on ground about the time of the loca tion in this city of the Standard Steel Car company. The court holds that an option taken by a person who has knowledge ol something whldh will Increase the value of the property while the person giving the option does not possess such knowledge renders the option void. The first was the case of the- Stand ard Steel Car company and J. F. Ai derson against J. George Stamnt. Stamm gave an option on his property which adjoins the Standard Steel Cat property to Anderson, who was acting agent for the company. Mrs. Stamm refused to sign the deed and later the location of the car works was publicly announced, which increased the value, of the property greatly. The other case which was decided In favor of the Guaranty Safe and Trust company was on an option taken on the Hotel Arlington property from Captain N. Llebold, the owner. In this case the court held that as the par ties had agreed upon a price and the trust company was acting in good faith and wanted the property for Its own use the contract was binding. Both cases will be appealed to a fclgher court. To Train Statesmen In America. Wilkes-Barre, Pa.. July 20. Wyom ing seminary, at Kingston, has been selected by the Chinese government as the training place of soma of its future statesmen. For a like purpose government officials of Ecuador have t-elected the seminary. Registration has just been made with Dr. Sprague, the president, for instruction of Lu Hun Chin and Tao Tuck Qnen by tthe' Chinese minister at Washington. Messrs. Lu and Tao are bright men of high social standing. Lu Is the son of a general in the army who was killed In the Boxer uprising. Tao is the son of a high official. Two Men Killed by Train. Johnstown, Pa., July 20. William A. Rebling, aged 22, and John H. Zell, aged 21, both of Harrisburg, were In stantly killed on the Pennsylvania railroad, half a mile west of Sheridan station, Friday. They were bound for Derry, where they expected to secure employment with the Pennsylvania railroad. They were making the trip by freight and the train they were rid ing on stopped below Sheridan to take water. The two young men alighted and wero struck by a swiftly moving express train. Panic on Excursion Boat. Philadelphia, July 20. A wind and rain storm of unuaual severity visited this section of the state Saturday and considerable damage resulted. One fa tality occurred when a 6-year-old boy was drowned in the swollen waters of a small river. A panic occurred on the excursion steamer Thomas Clyde. The thousand passengers became frlgjhtened during the storm and rushed to the side, listing the boat un til her main deck was awash. Great excitement prevailed but the boat finally righted herself. Telegraph Poles Blown Down. Pittsburg, July 20. Terrific rain and wind storms swept over Indiana and Ohio early Saturday, carrying down the telecraoh wires of tho Ponnovl. vanla lines west on the main branch and a number of side branches. The wind is reported to have attained a cyclone velocity and at some places along the line telegraph poles were lifted out of the ground and wires twisted Into all sorts of shapes. Tho Western Union Telegraph company wires along the road are also down. Prefer Matrimony to Teaching. Irwin, Pa., July 20. The North Huntingdon school board was confront ed by a serious dilemma in the electing of teachers for its district. Marriage took quite a few women teachers from its corps since the school closed; the borough also made a raid, and some of the men teachers got other and better paying positions. There were scarcely enough applicants to go round and by some hustling the staff for the various towns was filled. Six Carloads of Silver. Philadelphia, July 20. Six carloads of silver, amounting to about 15,000, 000 pieces, have been sent to New York en route to the Philippines. Two guards with Winchester rifles were placed on each car. The shipment will be transferred to tho steamship Indramayo, wihlch sails Monday. Chief Arthur' Successor. Meadvllle, Pa., July 20. A. a Youngson. assistant grand chief of the Brotherhood of Locomotive En gineers, and w-ho succeeds the late P. M. Arthur as grand dhlef of the organ ization, is seriously ill here as the re sult of a dangerous carbuncle on his neck. ITEMS IN BRIEF. Greensburg. Pa. The funds that have been received ly Roland Mer rell, treasurer of tho Jeannetto flood committee, total :1.2oil. S'lharon. Pa. tiround has been brok en for the oroction of a new city hall at South Sharon. The building will be of brkk and will cost about $6,000.