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Weaver, J. W. Landers; J. T. Dalo.W. F Killmer. Justices of the react C. A. Randall, S. 4. Hetley. Constable S. R. Maxwell. 9 Collector-iA. J. Setley. ScAoot Directors L. Fulton. J. O. Soowden, J. E. WenK, B. L. Haslet, J3. Y' Bowman, Oeo. Holeuian. FOREST COUNTY OFFICERS. minrrrr.x Jnspnh C. SibloV. Mmnbcmof Senate J. K. 1. Hall. Assembly V. W. Amsler. President Judge W. M. Llndsey. Associate Judge K. B. Crawford, W. II. 11. Dottorer. Prothonotary, Register & Recorder, do. J. C. deist. Sheriff: Ueo. W. Noblit. Vetwurer Fred. A. Keller. Commissioners C. Burhenn, A. K. Shlpe, H(jnry Weingnrd. District Attorney H. D. Irwin. Jury Commissioners Eruest Sibble, I,o wis Wagner. Coroner Dr. J. W. Morrow. County Auditors W. H. Stiles, Geo. W. Uoleman, B. A. McCloskey. County Surveyor!). W. Clrk. County Superintendent E. E. Stitzin- ger. Krgulnr Trrun mt ( urt. m Fourth Monday of February. Third Monday of May. Fourth Monday of September. Third Monday of November. Church and Hnblmth School. Presbyterian Sabbath School at 9:45 a. in. : M. E. Sabbath School at 10:00 a. m. Preaching In M. K. Church every Sab bath evening by Hev. O. II. Nickle Preaching in the F. M. Church every Sabbath evening at the usual hour. Rev. Mc.rvy, Pastor. Seif ices in the Presliyterian C hurch every Sabbath morning and evening, ltev.' II. W. Illingworth, Pastor. Tlie regular meetings of the W. C. T. U. are held at the headquarters on the second and fourth Tuesdays of eacli nil nth. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. pp N EST A LOIHi E, No. 3ti!, T. p. O. V. 1 Mewts every Tuesday eveningin Odd Follows' Hall, Partridge building. I.-HJKEST LODGE, No. 181, A. O. U. W., I Meets every Friday vening inA.O.U. W. Hall, Tionesta. CAPT. UEORG K STOW POST. No. 271 O. A. R. Meets 1st and 3d Monday evening lu each month, lu A. O. U. W. Hall, Tionesta. CAPT. GEO HOE STOW CORPS, No. 187, W. R. C, meets first and third Wednesday evening of each month, in A. O. U. W. hall, Tionesta, Pa. rpiONESTA TENT, No. 104, K. O. T. 1 M., meets 2nd and 4th Wednesday evening in pack month lu A. O. U. W. hall Tionesta, I'. 11 F. RITCHEY, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Tionesta, Pa. CURTIS M. S1IAWKEY, ATTORN KY-AT-LAW. Warren, Pa. Practice In Forest Co. AC .BROWN. . ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Olllceln Arner Building, Cor. Elm and Bridge Sts., Tionesta, Pa. W. MORROW, M. D., Physician, Surgeon A Dentist. OlMce and Residence three doors north of Hotel Agnew, Tionesta. Professional calls promptly responded to at all hours. D R. F. J. BOVARD, Physician A Surgeon, TIONESTA, PA. DR. J. C. DUNN, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, and DliUGGIvr. Office over stwre, Tionesta, Pa. Professional calls prompt ly responded to at all hours of day or night. Residence Elm St., between Grove's grocery and Gerow's restaurant. D R. J. B. SKiOINS. Physician and Surgeon, 3 OIL CITY, PA, F. It. LANSON, Hardware, Tinning A Plumoing. Tionesta, Pa C; J. SKTLEY. O. JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, Keeps a complete line of Justice's blanks for sale. Also Blank deeds, mortgages, etc. Tionesta, Pa. ( HOTEL WEAVICR, E. A. WEAVER. Proprietor. This hotel, formerly the Lawrence House, has u ndergone a com plete change, and is now furnished with all the mod ern improvements. Heated and lighted II. .. .....!.,., it willi Imftirul irus. llHtlirOOIIIH. hot and cold wator, etc. The comforts o( guests never neglected. CENTRAL HOUSE, K.J (iKKOW A UEROW Proprietor. Tionseta, Pa. This is the most centrally located hotel in the place, and has all the modern improvements. No pains will be spared to make it a pleasant stopping place for the traveling public. First class Livery in connection. pilIL. EMERT FANCY BOOT A SIIOKMAKER. Shop In Walters building, Cor. Elm and Walnut streets, Is prepaibd to do all Kinds of custom work from the linest to iho coarsest and guarantees his work to give perfect salisliict'on. Prompt atten tion given to mending, and prices rea sonable. J ORENZO FULTON, Manufacturer of anil Dealer in HARNESS, COLLARS, BRIDLES, Ami all kinds of HORSE FURNISHING GOODS. TIONESTA. PA. " S. H. HASLET & GENERAL MERCHANTS, Furniture Dealers, AND UNDERTAKERS. TIONESTA, TENN LOWERED THE RECORD. Major Delmar Trotted a Mile at Syracuse In 2:00 1-4. Condition of Crops Pension Report. Postoffice Indictments Increased Value of Farms Murders at Bel rut Boy Saved Steeple Climber. Barrel of Alcohol Exploded. With conditions estimated to mako the course a good half second sloweT than on Wednesday, when he estab lished a new world's trotting record for geldings, 2 : 01V4. Major Delmar went a milo on the state fair ground track at 5 o'clock Friday afternoon In 2:00I4, lowering his previous rec ord 1 14 seconds. With the regularity of clockwork Delmar settled down to his work and interest in the grand stand became in tense. The quarter was reached in 31'i seconds, the same time made by Delmar In Wednesday's trial. Soon after passing the quarter pole the gelding faltered Blightly but soon re covered himself and reached the half in 1:01, having gained three-quarters (;' a second over his time on Wednes day. At the half Delmar and his running inuto were joined by a second runner and the real contest began. Side by side flow the three horses, while the spectators almost held their breath in suspense. Glances at watches show ed that the third quarter had been dene in 29V4 and a mighty cheeT went up. Coming into the stretch McDon ald gave Delmar a light touch with the whip and the gelding in responso made- a magnificent Fpurt which brought him under the wire in 2:00Vi. Average Condition of Crops. The monthly report of the bureau of statistics of the department of agri culture will show the condition of corn cn Sept. 1 to have been 80.1 as com pared with 78.7 on Aug. 1, 1903; 84.3 011 Sept. 1, 1902, and a 10-year average of 79.3. The average condition at harvest of winter and spring wheat combined was 74.7 against SO.O on Sept. 1, 1902, and a 10-year average of 78.3. The average condition of the oat crop on Sept. 1 was 75.7 against 79.5 on Aug. 1. 1903; 87.2 on Sept. 1, 1902; 72.1 at the corresponding date in 1901 and a 10-year average of 80.6. The average condition of barley on Sept. 1- was 82.1, against 83.4 on Aug. 1, 1903; 89.7 on Sept. 1, 1902, and a 10-year average of 82.2. The average condition of rye on Sept. 1 was 84.1, against 87.2 one month ago; 90.2 Sept. 1, 1902, and a 10-year average of 85.5. The average condition of buckwheat on Sept. 1 was 91.0, against 93.9 one month ago; 86.4 on Sept. 1, 1902, and a 10-year average of 84.4. The average condition of flax on Sept. 1 was 80.5. against 80.3 one month ago and 86.2 oh July 1, 1903. The average condition of potatoes on Sept. 1 was 83.3 against 87.2 one month ago; 89.1 on Sept. 1, 1902, and a 10-year average of 76.0. 996,545 Pensioners on the Rolls. . The annual report of the commis sioner of pensions, Eugene F. Ware, places the total number of pen sioners now on the" rolls at 996,543, of which 729,356 are soldiers and 267, 189 are widows and dependents. Five of the pensioners are on the roll on account of the war of the revo lution, 1.116 on account of the war of 1S12, 4,734 on account of the Indian wars and 13,874 account of the Mexi can war. The averago annual value" of each pension is now $133. The annual value of the Spanish war pension roll has reached $1,765,310. Mr. Ware estimates that the unpen sloned survivors of the civil war, ex clusive of deserters, is in round num bers 200,000, and says that this un known army is meeting with disease and misfortune to such an extent that it is applying for pensions at the rate of over 14,000 peT annum. In 10 years, Mr. Ware predicts, the unknown army will have ceased to be a factor. Turks Plunder and Murder. The Albanian and Turkish troops In the vilayet of Adilanople appear to bo pursuing their usual tactics of burning and plundering the villages and killing the peasants Instead of making an attempt to break up the Insurgent bands. Very little news Is filtering through from Monastir but all reports agree that the position of the Christians is desperate. The Turks are making a clean sweep of the wholo Bulgarian element. Twelve thousand troops are assem bled around Malkotonovo and are en gaged in pillaging and burning the vil lages. The population everywhere is fleeing to the forests and mountains. All the Turkish population In the dis trict of Losengrad has received arms, even the boys have revolvers. Indictment of Beavers and Others. United States District Attorney Baach at Washington has announced that the six persons named in the seven Indictments returned by the grand jury last Tuesday are: George W. Beavers, former chief of the divis ion of salaries and allowances, post office department; August W. Machen, former general superintendent of the free delivery system, postofllce depart ment; James W. Erwin, former post office inspector, with headquarters In Ban Francisco; George H. Huntington and Isaac S. McGelhan, both of New York city, owners of the Columbia Supply company of that city; and Eu gene D. Schehle, of Toledo, O., a den tist and Interested in the firm of May bury & Ellis of Detroit, letter-box manufacturers. Auto Plunged Into Canal. A 20-horse power automobile, owned by (Dr. John Grant Lyman, a wealthy, clubman of New Ycrk, while running at a rate of 15 miles an hour, went through an open bridge into the Erie canal at the Wect Genesee street crossing in Syracuse at 7 o'clock Sun day morning. With Dr. Lyman at the time of the accident were two of his New York friends, Armand W. Brand and W. T. Rynard, also well known in metropol itan club circles, and the chauffeur. Mr. Brand jumped and landed on tho towpath, fracturing his left ankle. His momentum was such that after striking the ground he hounded Into the canal. The other members of the party went into the water with the ma chine but quickly swam to the shore uninjured. Boy Saved a Steeple Climber. One day last week F. Devillo Sand ers of Belmont, Allegany county, climbed the steeple of the Episecjml church in Geneseo to examine the damage done by lightning. When he was near the top of the steeple his rope caught so that he could not move up or down, and it was necessary to get another rope to htm. The nearest place to Sanders that could be reached was 00 feet below where he 'was dangling. Ezeklel Willis, a boy, got out his kite and flew it so that Sanders could grasp the string. Then pieces of cord of gradually Increasing size were at tached to the kite string, until Sand ers got a rope and came down. Thirty Christians Killed. A dispatch to the Berlin Lokal Anzeiger from Constantinople says 30 Christian?, among them being sev eral Europeans, were killed during tho rioting at Beirut. Later in the day the foreign office received a dispatch from Constanti nople announcing that ten persons were killed during the disorders at about the tlmothe United States war ships arrived there, but the foreign office here finds no connection between the two events. Among the killed wa3 an American, whether he was a native of the United States or naturalized citizen of that country does not ap pear. Continued Strength of Staples. Trade conditions are still uneven, but the general drift is toward Im provement. State fairs and low rate excursions have stimulated Western distribution, while good prospects for corn, cotton, rice and sugar at the South have made for cheerfulness in that section. Collections Bhow a Blight improve ment, the result probably of the crops moving to market. The continued strength of a larger number of staples Is a feature in evi dence now, as for a long time past. Business failures for the week end ing with Sept. 10 number 165, against 197 in the like week of 1902. Looks For Raise In Value of Farms. Former Senator D. B. Hill delivered an address at WTatklns last Thurs day, the occasion being the fiftieth annual fair of the Schuyler coun ty Agricultural society. The big gest crowd ever seen on the grounds, estimated at nearly 12,000, was pres ent. Owing to the fact that this Is Mr. Hill's native county his address was largely reminiscent. Referring to the decline in tho value -f farm lands, Mr. Hill expressed the lief that the lowest point has been reached and that hereafter there will be a gradual but constant Increase in values. Senator Raines Lost a Large Sum. Senator John Raines of Canandaigua either had his pocket picked of $1, 500 or he lost the money from his pocket while in Syracuse Monday night. The police think he was robbed, but Senator Raines does not believe it. He carried the pocketbook in hU left trouser's pocket under an under coat and an overcoat. It contained one $1,000 bill, ten $50 bills, one $20 bill, two collateral note's and a visiting card. "" Barrel of Alcohol Exploded. The explosion of a barrel of alcohol on the superstructure deck of cruiser Olympla at the Norfolk navy yard, Saturday night, killed two men, se verely Injured several others and set fire to the ship. The master-at-arms of the vessel is missing. The damage by fire was confined to Hie deck of the vessel and embraced only the canvas awnings and their fix tures. Tho decks, however, were slightly Injured. Death of Dr. Edward North. Dr. Edward North, professor of Creek, and familiarly known as "Old Greek," for 60 years an Instructor In Hamilton college, resigning on account of advanced years in 1901, died at Half way up Clinton at an early hour Sun day morning. Professor North was born in Berlin, Conn., March 9, 1820. State Fair Had Large Attendance. The state fair at Syracuse closed on Saturday with a profit to tho state of between $23,000 and $30,000. ! The paid admissions numbered 116,- 736, exceeding largely the attendancJ at any previous fair. TURCO-BULGARIAN WAR. Ambassadors Urge the Sultan to Suppress the Insurrection. Turks Reported to Have Lost Heavily. Insurgents Have Nearly 2,000 Men Armed With Rifles In Eastern Mace doniaTurkish Forces Estimated at 17,000 Burning of Villages. Salcnica, Sept. 15. Orders have been received to watch carefully over the security of the American mission f ries here because It is said the Bul garians, with a view to provoking energetic Intervention on the part of the United States, are meditating an attack on them. Sofia, Sept. 15. Warned by provlous disastrous experiences, the revolution ary leaders have decided to adopt only guerrilla tactics In Eastern Macedonia, which Is expected to exhaust the Turks much sooner. Tho insurgents now have nearly 2,000 men armed with rifles In Eastern Macedonia and thousands of peasants are ready to Join their forces when a general rising has been proclaimed. This step is being delayed for arms and ammunition. The Turkish forces in Eastern Macedonia are estimated at 17,000. In the conflicts in the mountains of Pirln the Turks are reported to have lost heavily. A panic prevails in Veles The sol diers permit no one to leave the town and the peasants In the surrounding villages have all been killed and their villages destroyed. Severe fighting has occurred near the town of Okrlda, In which tho Turks lest heavily, but the Insurgents were forced to retire. An engagement be tween the Turks and Insurgents has taken place at Ribartzi, near Kltsehe vo, and there again the1 Turks had many killed and "wounded, while the insurgent casualties amounted to three. The villages of Tzetlna and Skotchivlr, in the same district, have been destroyed and their inhabitants massacred. While it Is possible that a Turco Bulgarlan war may even yet be avert ed, the probabilities of such an en counter were never greater than at the present moment. Telegrams from Constantinople appear In the papers asserting that the ambassadors had urged the sultan's government to sup press the Insurrection without any con sideration of mercy and not to hesi tate to burn and destroy the villages or take any other steps which might he deemed necessary. The Bulgarian ministry, there ap pears to be little doubt, in face of the Strongest pressure, has endeavored to maintain strict neutrality, but It ap pears very possible that the govern ment may now depart frim this posi tion. INDIAN TERRITORY. Charles J. Bonaparte Will Take Charge of Investigation of Acts of Dawes Commission. Washington, Sept. 15. It was an nounced at the interior department that Charles Joseph Bonaparte has ac cepted the invitation of Secretary Hitchcock to take charge of the Inves tigation of certain Indian Territory matters. The scope of the investigation, it Is said, will embrace statements that have appeared in the press and all other matters that may come to the notice cf the Investigating officials which reflect upon the acts of the Dawes commission and the Indian Ter ritory Inspector. It Is understood the Investigation will also be extended to such other persons and things In the territory as may be deemed by Mr. Bonaparte to be for tho 'welfare of the service. Schenectady Water Supply. Albany, Sept. 15. State Health Commissioner Iewls has ordered the city of Schenectady to abandon not later than December 31 the Ferry street pumping station by which Mohawk river water Is pumped Into the city mains when for any reason the regular city supply Is deficient. After that date it Is assured that the Rotterdam supply will be available In quantities of from 15 to 16 million gal lons daily. In the meanwhile the peo ple and the local health authorities are to be especially notified In case of recourse to the Mohawk river, which the department has declared unfit for domestic purposes. Close Call For Governor Yates. Springfield, III.. Sept. 15. The top of tl.o massive porch at the front of the executive mansion was struck ty lightning about 4:30 o'clock Sun day afternoon. The holt of lightning was terrific and two great balls of fire seemed to fall from the porch. Gov ernor Yates thought the porch caught fire and telephoned for tho fire de partment. The-fire marshal and a part of the fire department answered the summons, but could find no fire. Party Slap at Governor Hunt. San Juan, Porto Rico, Sept. 15. The Federal party has decided to take no part in tho reception which the citi zens propose to give in honor of Gov ernor Hunt when he returns here on October 1. The Federal party will adopt a resolution against participat ing In the affair. The solo motive of their objection is political. GOVERNMENT TAKES UP CASE. Army Officers Have Not Given up the Man Who Killed a Boy at Pittsburg. Pittsburg, Sept. 14. Captain P. C Harris, representing Lieutenant Col onel E. B. Robertson, commanding at Fort Niagara, near Buffalo, came here to Investigate the shooting of William H. Crowley, 18 years old, by a private of the Ninth United States infantry, a sentry near the Allegheny arsenal grounds on Thursday. The soldier who did the shooting is in the arsenal and the officer in com mand refused to give him up to the civil authorities. The United States government has acted in the matter. Lieutenant Drury Immediately aftei the shooting laid the facts before his superiors and Major General Chaffee ordered him to abide by the articles of 'war. Then Captain Harris was or dered here to Investigate and to In spect the arsenal. He will confer with the United States district at torney. The local police must await the decision of the military men. They are powerless to act. A crowd had gathered to see the offi cer sent here by the federal govern ment, for the shooting has caused great excitement. A throng was about the gates when Captain Harris arrived. All were disappointed, for they expect ed him to appear In full uniform. He came In civilian clothes. MINERS GET INCREASE. Following Recent Advance In Price of Coal Wages Are Raised Five Per Cent. Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Sept. 14. Mine workers and operators of the anthra cite region have been notified by Charles P. Neil, who was appointed by the anthracite strike commission as the computer of prices at tidewater, that the miners are entitled to a 5 per cent increase in wages. In accord ance with the recent advance In the price of anthracite, to go Into effect tor tho month of September. The regular rate for hard coal at New York harbor is $4.75 per ton. This is expected to bo the standard for the coming six months or until the operators anange the price list. Over a hundred thousand men are benefited. Jones' Possible Successor. Chicago, Sept. 14. As a result of a number of conferences between lead ing members of the Democratic na tional committee from the East, the Middle West and the We-t, It Is now believed Thomas Taggart, committee man for Indiana, will be the new chairman of the national committee and the manager of the next national campaign, succeeding Senator James K. Jones of Arkansas. Taggart has throe times been elected mayor of In dianapolis and has been an energetic Democratic worker, having been a member of the national committee for a number of years. He I a staunch Bryan man. Women Drive Off Pole Planters. McKeesport. Sept. 14. Six angry women on Shaw avenue male life miserable for pole planters In the em ploy of the Bell company Saturday. That the men escaied without being scalded to death Is due to the timely ippearance of the police. The women declared that the wooden poles would obstruct their view nnd that a city or dinance called for iron poles. A wo man with a kettle of boiling water ap peared on the scene. Other women filled up the holes when the men fled. The telephone company appealed to the city engineer. Meantime the or dinance officer has ordered Iron poles. No New Pennies For Awhile. Philadelphia, Sept. 14. No more ?ents are to be made by the United States mint here for at least a year unless a special order Is Issued from tho United States treasury at Wash ington. This Is the latest instruction Trom Washington duo to the enormous production In the last five years, 3, 500,000,393 pennies having been shipped from the Philadelphia mint, which Is the only one that coins the t-cent pieces, to various part of the country. Between July 1. 1902. nnd June 1. 1903. 89.600.000 cents were ?oined. Opposition to New Line. Pittsburg, Sept. 15 The McKeev Fort and Clairton Connecting Railroad .-ompany will likely experience trouble In sevnrlnK a franchise along Water street, McKeesport. The company's ordinance In councils for a right of way has been "ivorably recommended. Property holde.s along water street ippose the franchise. A committee of property holders will wait upon cnun-r-lls at the meeting next week. It is Intimated that the Wabash Is back of the new road. Leopards and Jaguars Smothered. Wilkes Barre, Pa.. Sept. 14. Two leopards and tv.o jatuars of the Wal lace circus were s-molhi-reil to ileith Saturday morning In tln ir car while running from Ili-t .11 to S .Tauten Kire Marted nmonn the liav and vol umes of smoke filleil Die rnr In-fore :lic (lanes vrvrt- il! overed The ari mabi were aie! :-t $1 :on. Ki;e weeks aj?o the circus suffered heavy los" by a wreck In New Jersey and three weeks ao by another in Michi gan. Prl er Sues County. Gieenvil.o Sept. I I. Daniel );in fcrd, a prisoner in the ci.-iinty jail, has brought suit against the cor.mi -sion-vrs of Mercer county for $2"o, which he desires as compensation for nurs ing Bert Ilr-asley, a fellow prisoner. through a case of smallpox. BRIEF NEWS ITEMS. Pointed Paragraphs Chronic ling the Week's Doings. Long Dispatches From Various Parts of the World Shorn of Their Padding and Only Facts Given in as Few Words as Possible For the Benefit of the Hurried Reader. Fierce fighting occurred at Beirut, Syria, between Christians and Mus sulmans, in wliich soldiers intervened and many casualties occurred. The state Republican committee met at the Fifth Avenue hotel, in New York, and, upon motion of J. Sloat Fassett of Elmlra, named Judge Dei's O'Brien for re-election to the court of appeals. Police of Syracuse arrested a man upon 'be charge that he had threat ened to kill President Roosevelt, who delivered an adress at the opening of the state fair in that city and who re viewed two parades there. Thursday. Carroll D. Wright's decision as um pire In the grievances of the mine workers was made public. Typographical union No. 9 won the prize banner for the best appearance and best marching In the Labor day parade at Buffalo. Both In Bogota and Panama, Colum bia, the Isthmian canal treaty Is re garded as dead beyond revival, and It is declared the United States might as well turn seriously to Nicaragua. Making the westward passage across the Atlantic In 5 days, 11 hours and 54 minutes, the Deutschland of the Hamburg-American line beat the best pre vious record by three minutes. Co-operation, backed by $100,000, 000 capital, Is the plan proposed by a joint meeting at Chicago of farmers and their representatives by which the producers of the country are to protect their interests. Friday. Servian army officers again demand the punishment of the murderers of King Alexander and Queen Draga. It has been decided by the Prussian cabinet again to propose the construc tion of a canal to connect the Rhine, Weser and Elbe. Mayor Law, Controller Grout and Charles V. Fornes were selected by the fusion conference to head the antl Tammany ticket. In compliance with Minister Irish man's demand, Nazim Pasha has been formally appointed vail of Beirut, In placo of Reshld Pasha, who has been dismissed. Fred Barbour, a Saranac Lake guide, while out deer hunting with a party, was shot and Is expected to die. The name of the person who did the shoot ing is not known. Saturday. Figures on the year's corn crop show no deterioration, but on the contrary an improvement not only in corn but In wheat. Governor Odell spoke at the Erie county fair at Hamburg. His topic was "Improvement of the State's Wa terways." Steel trust shares touched a new low level on reports of reductions in the price of pig iron and reports that the dividend on the common stock would be cut. German army officials are taking steps to stop the brutality of subal terns, of iwhose torture of privates many reports continue to be printed In the German press. Thomas Tregea, night foreman at the Johnston Harvester works In Ba tavia, dropped dead at the Central station in Stafford early Thursday night, as he was about to take the train for Batavia. Monday. Frederick Parks' Major Delmar trot ted a mile nt Syracuse in 2: 00 Vie. In Danbury, Conn., hat manufactur ers invoked the Sherman anti-trust law against striking employes. Bulgaria Is reported to bo on the evo of mobilizing her army, and France has decided to send a warship to the Levant at once. Indicted in Washington for conspir acy and bribery for alleged postal frauds, warrants were Issued in New York for Isaac S. McGiehan and (J. II. Huntington, lawyers and proprietors of the Columbia Supply company. Political developments seemed to make it certain that Low ami McClel lan will he the leaders In the New York mayoralty struggle. Hugh J. Grant declared that under no circum stances would he accept a Tammany nomination. Tuesday. Clarence Egnor, formerly of Buffalo and a veteran of the Spanish war, was idectroculed at Auburn for murder of Keeper Archibald Benedict. Senator Clay of Georgia declares the South is disgusted with W. J. Bryan and favors the nomination of Senator Gorman for the presidency. F. G. Simmons, father of United S'.ates Senator Simmons of N'ortli Car olina, was mysteriously murdered on his farm near Pollocksville. Reports received from many parts of the United States were unanimous in the prediction that the present era cf general prosperity would continue. Tho bishops of Durham, Worcester, Hereford and Gibraltar all publish let ters lu the London Times protesting against the Turkish atrocities In Ar menia end urging the government to iuteiveLe. EASY TO BREED CORN. Interesting Experiments by Funk Brothers Near Bloomington, III. Chicago, Sept. 15. Among the most interesting propositions for the in creasing of returns to corn raisers is one that i3 being carried on in a suc cessful and practical method by tho Funk Brothers of Bloomington, III. These gentlemen are breeding corn upon their large tract of land consist ing of 2,500 acres In one body near that city. The Idea which they are putting into effect is to increase the returns from their corn lands both by Increasing the yield and increasing the feeding value of their corn. They are taking up this matter of breeding corn, which was inaugurated at the Illinois experiment station and de monstrated to be both practical and profitable by Professors C. G. Hop kins and A. B. Shamel. By this sys tem of breeding, which Is In effect seed selection, they are selecting those strains of corn which Rhow the great est yield, and have already produced a strain of corn that outylelds tho or dinary type to a considerable extent. The varieties started with were those recognized by the Illinois Seed Corn Breeders' association, and which have been bred for many years by old and successful corn breeders. For example: The Reld's yellow ent has been bred for almost 50 years by the Held family, formerly of Pel avan, 111., and perhaps has its char acteristics fixed to a greater degree than any of the other varieties. Also the Learning is another variety which was originated In 1826 by J. S. Learn ing of Ohio. The Boone county white Ib another variety of corn grown upon these farms, and was originated In In diana by Mr. Riley. A complete chemical laboratory has been established by this firm In which samples from many thousand ears of corn are analyzed, and those ears showing the greatest amount of oil or protein are planted in separate breeding blocks, one ear being 'planted to a single row, and these single rows are harvested separately and from the corn raised from these mother ears Is selected by analysis that which is highest and planted by themselves another year. These breeding blocks are completely Isolated from any other corn, and are thus kept pure. HELD FOR COUNTERFEITING. Letter Foend on One Prisoner Offering to Buy Bogus Coin. Newi York, Sept. 15. United States Commissioner Whitehead at Newark, N. J., hold the three alleged counter feiters, who were arrested In Newark last week, in $5,000 ball each for the action of the fedeTal grand jury. The prisoners gave their names as William Donohue, Frank Singleton and James Healy. The police presented to the commis sioner several letters which they found on Donohue. One of them, which came from WIlkes-Barre, Pa., and was signed 'by Anthony Folyo, stated that the writer would buy all the counter felt coin that Donohue had to dispose of. This letter was dntod Sept. 15, 1902, indicating that the business had been going on for some time. Assemblyman Bitten by a Dog. Albany, Sept. 15. Assemblyman Charles W. Reynolds of Petersburg, Third district of Rensselaer county, came to Albany and afterwards went to New York to the Pasteur Institute for treatment for what may prove to be hydrophobia. Mr. Reynolds was bitten at Petersburg on Saturday by a dog which bit also several horses and tried to bite a number of other peo ple. Mr. Reynolds' son killed the dog, whose body Is now being examined at the Bender laboratory here for signs of rabies. It Is believed the dog had hydrophobia. Conger Gets a Better Port. Pekin, Sept. 15. Chang Chi Tung, director of commerce. Is urging the ministers to use their influence with Prince Chlng, president of the foreign office, to reject the latest Russian pro posals regarding Manchuria. Minister Conger ami Prince Chlng have agreed that the port on the Yalu river to be opened shall be An Tung, instead of Ta Tung Tao, naval reports show ing that An Tung has the best harbor. X-Rays as a Hair Restorer.. Richmond, Ind., Sept. 13. Dr. K. D. Hawley of Columbus claims that by tl.i uso of X-rays he has been able to reMcre to its natural color hair that has become gray. Tho reported dis covery was accidental and was made while treating a cancer. Dr. Hawley, who Is an elderly physician, claims to have restored the color of his own hair by this process. Turkish Ambassador Thrashed. Vienna, Sept. 15. Djeved Abdallah Bey, the physician to the Turkish em bassy here, attacked and thrashed the Turkish ambassador. Nedim Bey, whom he accused of sending unfav orable reports concerning him (Pjrv oili to the porte. The assault tok place in the Turkish embassy in the presence of the secretaries and a vis itor. The affair has created a sen satlon. lijeved has been dismissed. New Panama Canal Treaty. Bogota, Colombia. Sept. 15. Tho senate h;is approved the bill authoriz ing tho government to negotiate a new Fanauni canal treaty with the United States on its first reading. Senator Perei y Soto announces that he will oppose It in the subsequent debates.