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Published every Wednesday by J. E. WENK. Ofiloo in Smearbaugh & Wenk Building, ELM STRKKT, TIONKBTA, PA. RATES OF ADVERTISING: One Square, one inch, one week... 1 00 One Square, one inch, one month- 3 00 One Square, one inch, 3 months...- 5 00 One Square, one inch, one yoar ... 10 00 Two Squares, one year - 15 00 Quarter Column, one year 30 00 Half Column, one year- AO 00 One Column, one year 190 00 Legal advertisements ten cents per line each insertion. We do fino Job Printing of every de scription at reasonable rates, but it's cash on delivery. Fore REPUBL Tonus. 91.00 A Vrar, Hirlrtly In Advance. No subscription received fur shorter period thiiii tliree months. Correspondence solicited, but no notice will be tu lam of anonymous communica tions. Always give your name. VOL. XXXVII. no. in. TIONESTA. PA., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 1904. $1.00 PEH ANNUM. ICAN. BOROUGH OFFICERS. Burgess. F. K. Lanson, OuuneUmen. Dr. J. O. Dunn, O. O. UttNton, J. . Muse, C. F. Weaver, J. W, Landers. J. T. 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T. 1 M., moots 2nd and 4th Wednesday evening iu each month In A. O. U. . hall Tionesta, Pa. Ml F. RITCHKY, ATTORN EY-AT-LAW, Tionesta, Pa. c URTIS M. 8HAWKEY, ATTORN KY-AT-LAW, Warren, Pa. Practice in Forest Co. AC .BROWN, ATTORN EY-AT-LAW. Olllce in Arner Building, Cor. Elm and Uridge Sts., Tionesta, Pa. J, W. MORROW. M. D., riivsician. Suriroon A Dentist. Olllce and Residence tliree doors norlli of Hotel Agnew, Tionesta. Professional calls promptly responded to at all hours. D R. F. J. BOVARD, Physician Surgeon, TIONESTA, PA. DR. J. C. DUNN, PHYSICIAN AND SURG ICON, and DRUOOIVF. Olllce over stere, Tionesta, Pa. Professional calls prompt ly res ponded to at all hours of day or night. Residence Elm St., between Grove's grocery and Uerow's restaurant. D R. J. II. SIOOINS. Physician and .surgeon, OIL CITY, PA II 10. McKINLEY. Hardware, Tinning A Plumbing. Tionosia, i-a O J.SliTLEY, O. JUS PICK OF THE PEACE. Keeps a complete line of Justico's blanks for sale. Also Blank deeds, mortgages, etc. Tionesta, Pa. HOTEL WEAVER, E. A. WEAVER, TliW IwiIhI. formerly the Proprietor. Lawrence lete change, H onse, has undergone a com p ana Is now turniKUou wnn hi em improveinetits. Heated throughout with natural gas, hot and cold wator, etc. The guests never neglected. the moil- and lighted bathrooms, comforts ol CENTRAL HOUSE. V.y UEItOW A OH ROW Proprietor. Tionseta. Pa. Tills is the most centrally located hotel in the place, and lias 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. pUIL. EMERT FANCY BOOT A SHOEMAKER. Shop in Walters building, Cor. Elm and alnut streets, Is prepared to do all Kinds of custom work from the finest to tho coarsest and guarantees his work to give perfect satisfaction. Prompt atten tion niven to mending, and prices rea sonable. J ORENZO FULTON, Manufacturer of and Dealer in HARNESS, COLLARS, BRIDLES, And all kinds of HORSE FURNISHING GOODS. TIONESTA. PA. S II MOT St Ma Ala UllUilJIJI M. MUil Mi GENERAL MERCHANTS, Furniture Dealers, AND UNDERTAKERS. TIONESTA, PliNN FIGHT AT PORT ARTHUR Russians Lose a Battleship In a Sortie. Better Crop Advices New Chairman Republican National Committee. Missing Kent Loomis Medina Na tional Bank Closed Nearly 1,000 Bodies Recovered. A Japanese account of the naval bat tle at Port Arthur says: "Tho Russian battleships Peresviet, Poltava and Sevastopol and the -misers Bayan, Askcld and Novik at tempted to emerge from the harbor at Jawn on June 23, led by steamers used for clearing the mines. At 11 a. rv the battleships Czarevitch, Retvl zan and Pohloda joined the others "All the ships then advanced en deavoring to dispose of the mines laid by tho Japanese, but they were hindered by two Japanese torpedo t?at destroyers, which had been guarding the mouth of the harbor "At three p. m. the Japanese torpe do boats exchanged shots with seven Russian destroyers which were cover ing the clearing operations. One of the Russian destroyers was set on fire and retired Inside the harbor. "Subsequently tho Japanese decoyed the Russians out to sea and awsiled an opportunity to begin a general action, but between S and 9 p. in. the Russian ships niadj for tho harbor. The Japanese torpedo boat destroyers and torpedo boats chased the Rus sians, and at 9:30 p. m. delivered the brst attack, in consequence of wnich the enemy was thrown Into disorder. "During the night eight separate attacks wero delivered, lasting until dawn of Friday. "In one of these assaults the Chirr-.-tnka twice torpedoed a battleship of the Peresviet type and sunk her. A battleship of the Sevastopol type and a cruiser of the Diana type were dis abled and towed away. "The Russian vessels re-entered the harbor during Friday. "The ncwi-papers publish eulogistic articles upon Vico Admiral Toco'3 prompt action." Russians Forced to Retreat. The Russian hopo of relieving tho pressure on Port Arthur by threaten ing the rear of General Oku, the com mander of the Japanese forces Invest ing the Russian stronghold, came to an end Wednesday at Telissu, a point on the railroad 50 miles north of Kin Chou and 25 miles north of Vafangow, when the Russians were outmaneu vered, enveloped and sweeplngly de feated. They loft more than 500 dead on tho field and the Japanese captured 500 prisoners and 14 quick-firing guns. The Russians retreated to the north ward. Russians Trapped In a Ravin?. A dispatch to the London Daily Mail under date of June 21 from New Chwang says: "While a Russian force of 8,000 un der General Kondratsvitch was trav ersing Wafungko ravine, nine miles southeast of Kal Chou, June 19, It was surprised by concealed Japanese ar tillery. The Russians lost heavily, their casualties being 1,200 in num ber. "General Kondratsvitch extricated his men and led them In good order to an entrenched position." Japanese Occupied Kai Chou. Colonel . Gaedke, tho correspond ent of tho Berlin Tageblatt in the Far East, telegraphs from the Rus sian headquarters saying that on June 22 tho Japanese occupied Kal Chou and a decisive battle of the united armies of Generals Oku and Kuroki with the Russian main army la ex pected shortly. Better Crop Advices. Bradstrect's summary of the state of trade says: There has been some enlargement in demand at the West this week, but the betterment as yet Is largely one of tone and Is predicated upon the unquestionably better crop advices received from nearly all sections. As usual this Improvement finds its readiest reflection in the stock market, which has been slightly more cheerful ( than for some time past, while the continued ease of money is indicated by tho prompt over-subscriptions for bonds Issued by the leading railroads. Reports from the leading industries are not significant of any particular reaction from the dullness noted here tofore. The Iron trade appears to be grounding upon the bottom as regrrds prices and curtailment is becoming widespread. From tho leading textile industries Hie story is one of almost midsummer dullness an I of a waiting disposi'ion on the part of manufacturers. Prices generally, except cotton and textiles, show few Important changes, and really evlnco considerable stead iness. No particular Improvement In col lections Is yet to ho seen, and a l:.ng spell of warm weather in still regarded as necessary if retail trade in soason nhlo goods is tn he stimulated. Business failures for the week end ing June 23 number 215 ngainst 171 In the like week of 1003. Chairman of National Committee. George B. Cortelyou was chosen chairman of the Republican national committee at a meeting held in Chl rago Thursday, just after the ad journment of tho convention.' In thanking tho committee for tin honor he told tl.o members that, while he would bo gl.id to have tho benefit of their advlss and counsel, ho Intended to be chairman In fact, and would ac cept no dictation from any one, high or low. He told thom that tho friends of the late chairman, Mr. Hanna, wero his friends and he asked for the same measure of confidence and support ihat had been given to the last chairman. Cortelyou Denies Statements. "Inasmuch as I have not said any thing I have found much fun In read ing statements about the future work of tho national committee," eald George B. Cortelyou, tho new chair man of the Republican committee. "I have told no one what my plans are. I have not said what appoint ments I will make and have made ne statement except, that two headquar ters will be opened." "It has been practically settled, has It not, that Harry S. Now Is to be vice chairman?" he was asked. "I have not said so. It would not bo right either to Mr. New or the com mittee to say what Is to be done. II would not look right in the first piacc and although It seems to be generally understood that the appointment Is tr. he made I have not announced it as yet," answered Mr. Cortelyou. Chairman Cortelymi said ho hao four more days' service as secretary ol the department nf commerce and lriboi fcnd would then retire from the cabi net. After four or five days' reut hs will go to New York. No News of Missing Loomla. Not a word has been received at Paris regarding tho whereabouts ol Kent J. Loomis, who disappeared shortly before or after the arrival ol the steamer Kaiser Wllhelm II at Plymouth, June 20. Although I' has been a week siucf tho disappearance of Mr. Loomis, ih officials still cling to the belief thai he will turn up when the effects of his abstraction lave worn off. Their be lief Is due to a careful deduction from the series of circumstances related h W. J. Ellis, his companion on bonrc the steamer, and by Gustav Flamm ol San Francisco, who was a fellow pas senger. This process of deduction leads to the acceptance of Flamm's statement that he saw Loomis get ofl at Plymouth. Medina National Bank Close J. The Medina National bank of Me dina, N. Y., has been closed by the act Ing comptroller of the currency on the report of an examination made by Ex amlner J. V. Schofleld, showing the bank to be Insolvent. National Bank Examiner Robert Lyon has been ap pointed receiver. Earl W. Card Is president and Robert W. Clark cash ier. The failure of this hank, tho acting comptroller says, is due to excessive loans to the president and cashier, principally to the former, and to en terprises in which they nro Interested, speculation by them In stocks on mar gin, and wholly or partly worthless collateral. Woman Assisted at Lynching. Starling Dunham, a negro, charged with criminally assaulting the 1C-year-old daughter of John Wilson, a white man, near Bollefontaine, two weeks ago, and attempting to crim inally assault three young ludles named Dunn at Europa, Miss, all dur lng the course of the same day, was hanged In the public square Sun day by a mob. The noose was placod nhout the negro's neck bv Miss Wil son, who positively Identified him as her assailant. Tho negro was then placed on the back of a largo black horse and at a signal from the lendoi of the mob Miss Wilson led tho horse from under him. 912 Bodies Recovered. The federal grand jury will meet on Thursday next to Investigate the dis aster to the steamer General Sljcum. By that time the coroner's Inquest will have been eluded. Last Friday tho water was pumped .yit of the wrecked steamer, and twe bodies, very badly burned, were found on the main deck of the boat. Thi. mndc five bodies In all found during the day, bringing tho total of recov ered dead up to 912, of which 824 have been identified. More than $100,000 has been sul scribed to the relief fund. Raisuli's Captives Released. Ion Perdicaris and Cromwe 11 Varley, who were captured by the bandit Raisull, arrived last week at Tangier. Perdicaris is very much fatigued after his long rid, but says he is glad to get back. He Is greatly pleased with the reception accorded him by the townsmen, who met him In great num bers. Perdicaris suffered many hardship? while In the hands of Ralsuli, although te says he does not think that those were the fault of the bandits, and thai he had every comfort possible under the circumstances. Advocates McClellan's Nomination. The New York Dally News, which has changed hands and come out. as a straight Democratic newspaper and is recognised the organ of Tamir.'viy Hall, h:i printed a tliree -page article advocaiins George H. McOIelian, the ptesent mayor, as nomine? of th Democratic party for the presidency. Cape-to-Calro Railroad. The first through train for Victoria Falls over the Capo-to-C'airo railroad. left Capetown on Wednesday of last week amidst enthusiastic demon Etralions. Victoria Falls is un the Zambesi river and is about 1,033 miles railroad was planned by the late Cecil HliOdCH. iO DISSENTING VOICE. Roosevelt -ind Fairbanks Nom inated by Acclamation. Nominating Speeches Made by Ex Governor Black and Senator Dolll. ver Resounding Demonstrations ol Approval by the 10,000 People Gath ered In Chicago Coliseum. For the second time In tho hlstorj of Republican conventions a national ticket was selected without a dissent ing voice. Theodore Roosevelt fot president and Charles W. Fairbanks for vice president received every vote In the convention. Regardless of the fact that the nom ination of one had been assured foi months and the other for days, the announcement of the choice was ac companied by a resounding demonstra tlon which attested the candidates universal popularity. The cheeiing was led by figures known through the breadth of the land and echoed by a mighty throng of enthusiastic men and radiant women assembled In tho Col lseuni to witness the crowning fea'.ure as well as the closo of the natlona convention that marks the semi cen tennial of the Republican party In the United States. No less than 10,000 men and wo men participated in the ratification oi the party program and the consequent roar of cheering and handclapplnt was deafening. The band stationec high among the girders of the hal sas drowned by the tumultuous, up bounded demonstrations. Hats wen tossed in the air, state emblems were waved and flags, beautiful tri-colorec shimmering silken flags, fluttered from every hand aa though stirred hj 8 gale. Mr. Black entertained his andiene; by a discussion of party principles As he named Theodore Roosevelt as the best example of the type of man best suited for the nomination the convention rose. The New York dele gation led In the cheering which al most Immediately i-pread to every pari of the great hall. Senator Leverldgo was recogn'zed by the chair for tho purpose of second ing the nomination of Mr. Roosevelt for president. He was followed b) George A Knight of California. PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT. The seconding speeches, follow ing that of Mr. Knight, were n-ade by Harry Still well Edwards of Georgia. ex-Governor Bradley of Kentucky. Jo seph B. Cotton of Minnesota. Harry S. Cummlngs of Maryland. Mr. Cum mings Is one of the colored delegates and ho told of the colored men's ser vice to the Republican party and his Interest in President Roosevelt. Pandemonium broke loose nf;ain when Speaker Cannon announced that In the convention there were 944 votes and 944 had been cast for Roosevelt. Alabama again yielded Its plac? at the head of the ll3t when the roll call was started for nominations for vice president. The rank was this time given to Iowa and Senator Dolliver, taking the platform, named Senator Falrbanka The speech was an eloquent endorse ment of the candidate's qualifications and was received with tremendous ap plause. Seconding speeches were rnndo by Senator Depew, Senator For alter. Governor Pennypacker of Penn sylvania and former Senator Carter ol Montana. All were applauded to the echo and the great popular demon stration which greeted the unanimous nominal ion by the convention was an enthusiastic tribute to the Indiana statesman whose name was thus Joined with Roosevelt. The Republican Platform. The platform adopted nt Chicago contains about 2,800 words. After giving a history of the country sl'ice the birth of the party 50 years ago, tho platform recites tho achievements of the hi.ut two administrations, claim ing credit for the successful war with Spain mid keeping of pledges with the new republic of Cuba; the firm es.ab lishment of the gold standard, and 'ho assurance of the completion of the isthmian canal. In relation to the latlff the pith ol the resolution, hinting nt possible re vision of schedules, is ns follows: "Protection which guards and, de velops our industries la a cardinal policy of the Republican party. The measure of protection should ol v avs at lens', equal the difference in the cost of productl in at home and abroad. Wo insist upon the maintenance of the principles of protection, and therefore the rat"s of duty should be readjusted c.nlv when conditions have so changed mkmmMm that tho public Interest demands thol: alteration, but this work cannot safe ly be committed to any other hwid: Uian those of the Republican party." On the related subject of reciproult CHARLES W. FAIRBANKS. there is an avoidance of tho exclusiv Indorsement of "reciprocity In non competitive products only," the planli reading: "We have extended widely our for eign market.-) and we believe In thi adoption of all practicable methods foi their further extension, including com mercial reciprocity where reciproca arrangements can bo effected consist ent with the principles of piotecioi end without inlury to American agrl culture, American labor or any Amerl can Industry." Aside from the tariff resolutions, th most interesting statements as to th future are these hinting at a reduc ticn of Southern representation on ac count of the disfranchisement of th negroes, and those favoring the legis lation which will encourage and build up the American merchant marine. INSPECTED SLOCUM'S HULK. Evidence That Fire Started In a Barrel In Forward Hatchway. New York, June 28. The coroner's jury Investigating the General Slocum disaster was taken to the hulk of the burned steamer at Erie basin and aftei an Inspection of the wreck and the ex amlnation of several witnesses pro ceeded in a police patrol boat over the route followed by the steamer on the day of the ill-fated excursion. Commander Winslow of the navy who with General Wilson of the arm was appointed to make federal Inquirj into the disaster, was on board the Slocum when the coroner and his partj arrived. He was accompanied by Su pervlsing Inspector General Ilbler and District Head Inspector Rodlo. Com mander Winslow compiled a descrlp tlon of the Slocum's Interior as he found it. On board the Slocum, Coroner Ber ry led the way to the forward hatch way, a blackened opening In tho midst of a pile of rotting life preservers tangled iron and half burned barrels. Terrancs MeManus, counsel for the Knickerbocker Steamboat company was asked by the coroner if he would concede that that was the spot when the fire was first discovered. Mr. Mc Maims declined to concede nnyihlnfi and when Mr. Brandow, the assist am engineer, was called, answered the question afllrnint'vely. Former Fire Marshal Thomas F Freel said that h had examined the hold of the vessel on the day It was raised. He found that the fire start er In one of the barrels. "How can you tell?" "Tho barrel tells," Mr. Free! replied holding up one of the loosened staves "The blackened edges show that it was burned from the bottom and from inside out. There are no marks ol burning on the outside except In a smnll place where It burned through.' After seeing all of the hulk they de sired the patrol boat started up river. Captain Edward VanWart. chief pilot of the Slocum, took the holm and pointed out to the jurymen the exact course taken by the Slocum. Captain VanWart believes that Csptaln Van Sehniok, In running his vessel to North Brother island, did the best Hint could be done under the clrcumstanccr. Kuropatkin's Position Untenable. Chicago, June 28. A special to the Daily News from Toklo says: "It Is stated by the war olllce that General Ok it's army has passed the mountain barrier, protecting the right flank and rear of Kuropatkin's forces In the passes between Kaiping and Motien. The Russian position has thus been rendered strategically un tenable and It is" expected It will be made actually untenable In the course of the operations of the coming week, unless the Russians resist the advance of the Japanese more successfully than hitherto. In that event General Kur oki will be relieved of tho necessity ol attacking front ally the main Fining holds of the Mtistovi'os between Feng Huang Cheng and the railway." Man Freed, to Dc Tried Again. San I'Yanoisr o, June 2S.--Tho su premo court of California has decided that n man once acquitted may be tried nglin for the sain" offense, do spile the prevision of the constitution to the contrary. The decision was rendered In the oa.;e of Dr. Benjamin F. Stoll, who was charged with the murder of Dr. Robert J. Blake on Oct. 1G, 1!MI2. Stoll claimed the shooting was in soli-defense. When the case camot to trial the court Instructed the Jury to acquit. Tin1 supremo court holds that the Judge exceeded hU powers. BRIEF NEWS ITEMS. Pointed Paragraphs Chronic ling the Week's Doings. Long Dispatches From Various Pait of ths World ohorn of Their Padding and Only Facta Given In at Few Words as Possible For the Benefit of ti;e Hurried Reader. Wednesday. From Russian headquarters at Llao Vang It was reported that a general engagement was in progress nea Kal Chou. The Republican national convention convened In the Coliseum at Chicago with Ellhu Root of New York as tem porary chairman. Ninety-nine more bodies of victims of the Slocum disaster aro recovered at New York, making tho total 725 The missing number about 300. Eugene Schaumann, the assassin ol BobrlkofI, governor general of Finland Jeaves a letter appealing to the czai for Justice for his native land. Members of the crow af tho coroner's Inquest swore that they had not seen a ilre drill on board the General Slo cum this season and that tho fire hose was practically useless. Thuriday. Arguments for a woman's suffrage plank are made to the committee on resolutions at Chicago by four femi nine orators. Speaker Cannon delivered a speech as permanent chairman of the Repub lican convention, and Senator Lodge read the .platform. A Russian force of 8.000 men was surprised In a ravine nine mlle3 from Kai Chou by Japanese artillery aud suffered a loss of 1,200. Dispatches from Tangier say that the negotiations for tho release ol Perdicaris and Varley are awaiting the answer to the sultan's last letter to the brigand. The French chamber of deputies has appointed a commission of Inqtilr of alleged corruption In connection with tho question of the expulsion ol the Carthusian monks. Friday. The first train on the Capo-to-Cnlrc railroad left Cape Town for Victoria Falls, 1,033 miles distant. Dispatches from New Chwang stated that 1,200 Russians under Genera Krondratsvitch were lost In a Japa nese ambush near Kal Chou. Tho official report of the ngricul tural department on tho tests made ol the effect on the human system o borax used as food preservative do clares it Is luturioiis to health. Theodore Roosevelt was placod it nomination at Chicago by ex-Governoi Black of New York, nnd Senator ""air banks of Indiana was nominated bj Senator Dolliver of Iowa. Both noiiil nations were unanimously made b) the convention. Saturday. Kent J. Loomis' disappearance at Plymouth Is still unexplained, but the Abyssinian treaty, which he was car rying hns antved safely at Paris. Commander A. G. Kellogg, U. S. N. fell from a fourth story window iu the Monroe hotel at Portsmouth, Va., tt tho sidewalk below, sustaining Injur ies from which he died an hour and e half later. Dr. Davidson, archbishop of Canter bury, has accepted on Invitation to at tend the general convention of the Protestant Episcopal church of tin United States and Canada, to bo hclc In Boston In October. President Roosevelt has nnnouncec the following cabinet appointments: William II, Moody of Massachusetts attorney general; Paul Morton of 1111 nols, secretary of the navy; Victor H Metcalf of California, secretary of com morce and labor. Monday. Perdicaris and Varley are releasee from captivity by the bandit Ralsul: and are restored to their friends Ir Tangier. No trace of Kent J. Loomis has yet been found In England or France. Mr Ellis has sailed from Marseille!! foi Abyssinia. Reported lout of tho Russian arm In a heavy engagement at Simeiiting 40 miles east of Kalchow, in which 1C.000 men are lost, follows dosel) upon a naval defeat suffered by the Port Arthur Bquadron. The bnttle at Port Arthur Is tho ro suit of an attempt of the caar's fleil to escape. Admiral Togo sends In hi! torpedo boats, which sink a battleshlj of the Peiesvlet class and disabled an other ironclad and a cruiser. Tuesday. In a manifesto the senate of Finland condemns the assassination of Cover nor General Bobrikoff. Republican aspirants for the presi dential nomination in 1 '' 8 want Mr Roosevelt to now declare himself out of the race four years hence. By collision of a Nickel Plate freight train and a work train bound from Buffalo for tho steel plant, at West Seneca or.o man was killed and 20 In jured. Little Mississippi girl adjusts the noose about the neck of u negro, hei alleged assailant, nnd leads a horse from under him in the presence of a mob. Defeat of the Russian army neai Tatcheglao is reported nt St. Peters burg. General Oku's forces are salii to bo withdrawing from the position they have held. PENNSY'3 ECONOMY. Enforced Vacationa Without Pay It the Latest Policy. Philadelphia, June 27. It has prac tically been determined to make no public official announcement of - the character and extent of the proposed .et.cnehrr.eut among the clerical and rceount.ng forces In the Broad street general offices of the Pennsylvania railroad. Notices announcing the lengthening of the office hours an hour per day on and after July 1 have been posted in the different auditing depart ments, and others are expected to be posted daily. From the best Information obtain able It Is apparently not the purpose of the management to reduce tho force to any extent, but the policy to be pursued Is that of enforced vacations without pay. These vacations are to be distribut ed among the employes wherever poa hlble during the summer months, be ginning with July, at the rate of five cays per month, Instead of the usual two weeks' vacation taken at one tine. Owing to the withdrawal of the usual vacation pay the reduction In time will be distributed over several month? and will prjve less of a hardship tc many of the clerks, who can 111 aflord to lose any amount of time. In discussing the proposed retrench ment, one of those likely to be af fected said that President Casstt could Issue no more popular order than one announcing that the entire gen eral office force, from the president down, would be obliged to take their usual vacation without pay. By such an order, ha said, a saving could be tffected that would amount to some thing and everyone, under the circum stances, would be In hearty sympathy with the president. The announcement that the passen ger conductors are to be given the usual two weeks' vacation with pay is likely to be a discrimination in favor of a certain class of employes that is not warranted under present condi tions. IS BRYAN FOR OLNEY7 Pennsylvania Delegates Have a Mys terioua Letter to Be Sprung at St. Louis. Pottsvllle, Pn., June 27. "Keer your eyes on Richard Olney of Mas sachusetts If you want to see a states man whose star Is rising," said a prom Inent Pennsylvania Democrat her? after attending a caucus of a numbe: of delegates from this state to the St Louis convention. All of the 10 delegates present, with the exception of one, were In favor ol Olney, and this one delegate became an advocate of the Massachusetts mar when he read a letter from Bryan about Olney which will be presentee at St. Louis. The contents of this let ter are kept secret in order that It may be sprung as a surprise at thfl convention. Ex-Congressman James B. Reilly says that Mr. Olney posses Eos Ideal qualifications for the presi dency. Pennsylvania Day at St. Loula. Harrisburg, June 27. According to arrangements now being made Penn sylvania day at the St. Louis exposi tion will be a big gala celebration. Governor Pennypacker, his cabinet his military staff nnd the Judges ol the supreme and superior courts will leave here on Aug. 18 and will cele brate the 20th as Pennsylvania day, the First troop of Philadelphia gclng ii a special train as escort. On Tuca aay, Aug. 23, there will bo a reception at the Pennsylvania building to th exposition commissioner, Governot Pennypacker receiving. The party will leave far homo on Wednesday. Firebug In Lumber Yards. Cleveland, June 27 Fire, supposed tc have been of Incendiary origin caused losses aggregating $300,000 In the lumber district lying along th river front. Several acres covered with big lumber piles were swepl clean by the llames. The firms suf ferlng loss were the J. N. Hahn Co.. the Nicola, Stone & Meyers Co, nnd the Guy & Ralph Gray Co. At one time the lire threatened to wipe out the entire lumber district and everj available engine and flrcboat was called into service. Wolf's Bite Proved Fatal. Pittsburg, Kan., Juno 27. Kinrie Smith, a farmer who lived near here is dead of hydrophobia, the result of a wolf's bite on April 10. The wolf was on a chicken house, and when Smith went to chase it away tho onlma' rushed at him and bit off three flngert of his left hand. But little attention was paid to the wound. Several days ago spasms seized the farmer and .Yit combined strength of three men was required to restrain him. In his sane moments Smith begged to be killed. Analyzing Connellsville Milk. Connellsville, Pa., June 27. Pure Food Agent Hutchison of Jeannotte was In town last week conferring with Health Officer Allen Hyatt relative to the racent discovery of a new acid poison which is being used extensively In milk. Samples wero taken from nil the daily wagons and sent to State Chemist Asehman of 1 itt.sliurg foi analysis. Deadlocked on Principal. Roscoe, Pa , Jiiiii 7. -The scanol board is deadlocked over the election of a principal. W. B. Coher and II. 11. Snylor are the applicants. Tho fid lowing toacliirs were elected: Mary Mathewson, Margaret. Fallow, Annie Murhey, Mary Blnrkenbushler Dells Kirk, Grant Furious and Elgie Tobin.