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F. Weaver, J. W. Landers, J. T. Dalo, W. F Klllmor, C. A. Laiiion. Justice of the react C. A. Randall, S. J. Hetley. Constable 8. R. Maxwell. Collectors. J. Hutloy. tiahoot JXreetorsli. rlton. J. C. Hoowdaii, R. L. llaslut. PjW Bowman, T. F. Rllehey, A. C. Brown. FOREST COUNTY OFFICERS. Member of Congress Joseph C. Sibley. . Member of Senate 3. K. 1, Hall, Assembly J. H. RoberUon. I'resident Judge W. M. Llndsey. Associate Judges W. U. H. Dottorer, F. X. Kreitlor. frothonotary, Register A Recorder, . J. C. OeiMt. A'iertT. Ueo. W. Nobllt. VYeuaurer W. H. Harrison. CumnuHtonor C. Hurhonil, A. M-. Bhlpe, llHtiry Weingitrd. Jirtru-t otnv S. D. Irwin. Jury Commissioners Erinwt Slbble, Lewis Wagner. Coroner-Dr. J. W. Morrow. Connf.v Auditors W. H. Stiles, eo. W. Holomau, B. A. MeCtoHkey. County Xurveyor-V. VV. CWrk. County Superintendent E. h. Slltzin- ger. " ltrsulnr Tern of :rl. Fourth Monday of February. Third Monday of May. Fourth Monday of September. Third Monday of November. Chareh an Mabknlh HrkMl. ProHbyterlan Sabbath School at 9:45 a. ui. J M. E. Sabbath School at 10:00 a. in. Preaching In M. E. Church every Bab bath eventntr by Rev. W. O. Calhoun. Preaching In the F. M. Chnrch every Sabbath evening at the usual hour. Rev. It. A. ZahniMer, I'astor. Services in the Presbyterian Church every Sabbath morning and evening, The regular meetings of the W. 0. T. U. are held at the headquarters on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each mi nth. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. ' PI' N EST A LOIMIE, No. 3(10, 1. 0. 0. F. Lsf0fU every Tuesday evening, in Odd FCTiows' Hall, Partridge building. .X)RKST LODOK, No. 184, A.O.U. W., I MeW every Friday evening inA.O.U. W. Hall, TionoHta. c APT. (JKORflE STOW POST, No. 274 ii A U Meets 1st and 3d Monday evening in each month, in A. O. U. W. Hall, 'Holiest. C APT. GEORGE STOW CORPS, No. 1H7, W. R. C, meets flrnt and third Wednesday evening of each mouth, In A. O. U. W. hall, Tionesta, Pa. rpiONKSTATKNT, No. I4 K. O. T. 1 M., meels 2nd and 4th Wednesday evening in each month In A. O. U. . hall Tionesta, Pa. rn F. R1TCHKY. 1 . ' ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Tionesia, Pa. CURTIS M. SHAWKEY, " ATTOUNKY-AT-LAW. Warren, Pa. V Practice in Forest Co. Af! .BROWN. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Olllce in Arner Building, Cor. Elm and Bridge Sis., Tionesta, Pa. J. W. MORROW, M. D., Phvxlclnn. Surgeon A Dentist. Oltice and Residence three doors north of Hotel Agnew, Tioiienla. Professional calls promptly responded to at all hours. D K. F. J. BOVARD, Physician A Surgeon, TIONESTA, PA. DR. J. C.DUNN, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, and DKUH'JI-iT.. Olllce over stere, Yionesla, Pa. Professional calls prompt ly responded to at all hours of day or night. Residence Elm St., between ii rove's grocery and Uerow's restaurant. D1 J. It. SICIOINS. Physician and Surgeon, OIL CITY, PA. H. E. McKINLEY. Hardware, Tinning A Plumbing. Tionesta, Pa O J.SICTI.KY, O. JU811CE OF THE PEACE, Keeps a complete line of Justice's blanks for sale. Also Blank deeds, mortgages, eto. Tionesta, Pa. . . IJOTEL WEAVER, 11 E. A. WEAVER, Proprietor. 'Tills hotel, formerly the I.awrence House, has undergone a complete change, and is now tarnished with all the mod ern Improvements. Heated and lighted throughout with natural gas, bathrooms, hot and cold water, otc. The comforts ol guests never neglected. CENTRAL HOUSE, UEKOW A.UEROW Proprietor. Tionsota, 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 publio. First class Livery in connection pilIL. KMERT FANCY BOOT A SIIOHM AKER. Shop in Walters building, Cor. Elm and Walnut streets, Is prepared to do all Kinds of custom work Irom the lineHt to the coarsest and guarantees his work to give perfect satisfaction. ' Prompt atten tion f veil to mending, and prices sonable. JORENZO FULTON. Manufacturer of and Doaler In HARNESS, COLLARS, BRIDLES, And all kinds of HORSE FURNISHING GOODS. TIONESTA. PA. CURES WHERE ALL ELSE FAILS WuA Best Courh SVnip. Tastes Good. r2 DELAY ON BARGE CANAL Doubtful Whether Work Can Be Started This Winter. Czar's Reform Program Clark Jcm els Recovered Liquor Dealer' Leg islative Fund General Brlstow Re signs New Commissioner of Pen sions Big Fire In Oswego. The status of tho thousand-ton barge canal Is becoming hourly more com plex and uncertain. Governor Higgint expressed the opinion that nothing would bo done in tho way of awarding contracts or issuing bonds until every vital question nllectlng the constitu tionality of the canal act of 1903, and the regularity of the procedure of the state olIUIuls thus far under Its pro visions, had been clearly determined. Superintendent Frnnchot of the -lo-pnrtment of public works has pub ponded decision upon the bids of the competing contractors for the first six contracts pending the determina tion of the question raised. Comptroller Kulscy will make no ef fort to issue- bonds tv. raise money for the beginning of. the work until he Is satisfied that no doubt can be cast upon their validity. Attorney General Mayer - has al ready begun the study of the statute with refurence to Us coustltutlonrllty and to tho other Issuus raised. The state ofllcers all agree that the agita tion In progress must be stttled be yond question before the bonds can have any market value. It is further agreed by all concerned that to award contracts in tho present situation mlpht "rendi-r the state li able to damages and open the wav to endless litigation. In any case, it is now evident that considerable litiga tion Is inevitable before work can be gin on tho cunal enlargement. Comptroller Kelsey Bald that while the bonds themselves were ready for issue, no sale would be advertised un til contracts had actually been award ed. Clark Jewels Recovered. Burled In a glass jar on the north side of West 158th street. In New York city, between Eighth and Cen tral avenues, private detectives have found more than $25,000 worth of Jewelry, the property of Mrs. Ambrose Clark, the daughter-in-law of Mrs. Potter, the wife of Bishop Henry C. Potter, which had been Btolen from Feruleigh, the Clark home at Coop erstown, on July 7 last. William Coleman, a noted New York thief, the major portion of whose GO years have been spent in penal 'Institutions, has been arrested. Coleman was arrested here on July 20 last by central office detectives and held by a magistrate at Cooperstown until Nov. 17 lr.st, when the grand jury falling to Indict him, ho was released. However, he' has been kept constantly under surveillance. Last week the "shadows" report ed that Coleman was actfng myster iously., going to unfrequented spots in tho upper end o'. Harlem, .apparently as though endeavoring to determine whether he was being watched. Early on Jan. 3 Coleman went to a brick wall surrounding an Iron foundry in West 158th street, where -he began digging in the snow but did not re main long. Three or four times afterwards Colo man was seen to dig there and then go away. On Monday last' the detec tives went to the place, where they foiind a white stone nearly: a foot square. Under this they found a package which proved to be a glass fruit Jar, with a nine cover, wrapped In a piece of thin-Vhite rubber cloth, secured with rubber bands nnd twine. In the Jar were a number of snjall parcels tied un In soiled white nnislin. the largest of which" contained a pearV and diamond collar of 14 strands of gems. When, all the packages had been opened, all the Clark jewelry was found, with the exception of n gold chain, a gold pencil and a smnll diamond ring. ' Prince Mlrsky's Resignation. The czar has not accepted Prince Svlatopolk-Mirsky's resignation of tha ministry of the Interior. The minister has informed his majesty of his 'do sire to be relieved of the oflrce bo cause the imperial reform program did not go far enough "to meet hla views, but the emperor so far has per suaded him to remain in the minis- . , L r Prince SvIatopolkMlrsky a .rf ,f,. ment soon, however, Is regarded7) certjjj and M. Witte Piiwrently s equally certain of becoi.ng the BlSf niarck of Russia, dssplte the fact that he Is cordially hated as well as feared at.court. ' ; Even the emperor seems -to phrink from tho influence of this ctropg. man, which is accepted as Aocountlr.ypr his reluctance to give- i,np Prlnoa Svlatopolk-MIisky so Jog as M. WTttp stands as the only B-lterhativtj-Prisoners Arrive In Japan.' ' The steamers Kaga and Sunukl have arrived at Nagasaki with 1.G00 Russian prisoners of war Snd 50 oiTi cers. All the prisoners have been quar tered at . Inasa, a village near by, where has also been prepared a lodge for Geroral Stoessel, who will arrive next Snturday. The Russian officers are allowed much liberty within the bounds of the town, but they are under police es cort Geno'al Stoessel and .staff will sail from there for Europe;' 0. Preach mall steamer Jan. 10. These Russian prisoners ure unfclgnedly pleased at the en of the hardship of the slcgo nnd the considerate treatment of their victors. Liquor Dealers' Corruption Fund. That President Fritz LIndingor of the New York State Liquor Deal ers' association raised a fund of upward of $23,000, ostensibly for the purpose of influencing legislation at the last session ot tho state legisla ture; that he and other members of the association's "legislative commit- too" brought the money to Albany and spent some of it at least In "treat ing" members of both houses of the legislature, including "loans of $50, $25 or J 10," and that for the expend iture of the fund the association re ceived no return in the form of legis lative or official action, either prom ised or accomplished; this seems to be the subitnnce of the long expected report from the New York grand Jury on the subject of legislative corrup tion at Albany. This is the interpretation placed upon the matter by Governor Hlgglns in a statement he has Issued. In it the governor expressly exonerates legislators and other state officers al leged o have been concerned in the matter from charges of Improper ac tion under the Influence of the saloon keepers' committee or its funds; but he takes occasion to deprecate the custom of irresponsible "legislative committees" raising money for the purpose of influencing legislation and suggest the propriety of legislation to put o stop to It, undertaking to sign any proper bills on that subject which may be passed to him by the legislature. Joseph L. Brlstow Resigns. .Joseph L. Bristow, fourth assistant postmaster general of ''the United State?, has tendereiMo the president his resignation as an' officer of the pos ti! service to take effect on the 20th instant. Hie announcement came aft' con ference between tho president. Secre tary Taft, Mr. Bristow and Senator Long of Kanecks 'j-noredlately after the conferencewtwr Yu Ident issued the following order:. "It Is ordered that Joseph L. Brls tow of Kansas be appointed a special commissioner for the purpose of visit ing tho ports of the Pacific coast, the isthmus of Panama, New York, and such other ports as may be necessary, to make an investigation into the present trade conditions and freight rates between the Atlantic and Pa cific coast.s. across the isthmus of Panama, and r, twon the west coast of South America u -the east coast of the United States-and Europe, for the purpose of determining the best policy to be pursued in the manage ment of the Panama Railroad com pany. Oswego Starch Factory Burned. Sixty girls and many men had a narrow escape in a fire which destroy ed a portion of the Corn Products company's starch factory at Oswego and caused a loss of $225,000. Several persons were hurt, one seri ously. Anna Arnold becamo bewild ered lost her way and when rescued was burned about tho head and body. Her hair was entirely burned off. Her recovery lsdoubtful. A big starch factory which stood on the sttenif the fire was burned less than a year ago, entailing a loss of $300,000. The plant was rebuilt and was opQfeeit-fwo months ago. Crazy Dynamiter Arrested. "Ges'sler Roseau," who was arrested in Philadelphia with an unloaded infernal machine In his possession, admitted to the police that he Is the man who attempted to destroy the statue of Frederick the Great in Washington last Tuesday, and also that it was he who sent the trunk containing an Infernal machine to the Cunard liner Umbrla at New York in may, 1903. After having Rosscau under fire for several houis the police classed him as an "American patriotic fanatic." Pension Building For Inaugural Ball. The house adopted the senate reso tion for. .he 'holdlug of the inaugural ball In the pension building. On a viva voce vote the resolution was lost but a roll call enabled those favorable to the pension building proposition to muster their strength and pass It Speaker Cannon and several of the Republican leaders recorded them celves 4'- s opposed to the idea ot the emA,.hient of the pension build- i4h.'ng forthe purpose, . ? , vr " . New. Commissioner of Pensions. Xhe'presldpiit has appointed Ves ' paslan Warner to he commissioner of pensions. Mr. Warner Is now a mem ber of congress from Illinois. Mr. Warner, is from the 19th district ;of Illinois and was re-elected last No vember for the fifth term and was strongly endorsed by the state delega tion and by prominent members of the G. A. R. and other organizations of soldiers. Possible Visit From King and Queen. k It was announced by Mayor Laporte of Montreal that he has received letters from some prominent men In England In which it Is Intimated that It Is quite likely that King Edward and Queen Alexandra may visit Can ada this year. Governor Adams Inaugurated. Standing at the side of retiring Gov ernor James Peabody, who will begin an energetic contest for the sovernor. fclilp, Alva Adams was . Inaugurated govrnor of Colorado. ; TO RESTRICT WAR ZONE Secretary Hay Sends Anothei Note to Pekin Government. American Government Will Do Whai It Can to Save China and Other Neu tral - Powers From Complication! Which Would Follow Extension ol Hostilities to Chinese Territory. ! Washington, Jan. J.7. China's at tention ins, again been indirectly In vlted ngjjwu American government tc the nece'Mf il..fnr a faithful malnten- ance'pf hormtrallty, not only in hei personal Interest but in the interest of the world's peace. Secretary Hay on the receipt of th full text of Count Lamsdorft's note ex pressing Russia's belief that China's neutrality had been repeatedly violat ed, prepared instructions for . the American chargo at Pekln, directing him to make inquiry of the Chinese government regarding the situation It is specifically declared that this action cannot in any way be con strued as indicating that this govern ment assumes responsibility for the charges made by Russia. Indeed this government has received no In formation through its legation at Pe kln nor through the various American consulates In China that the Chinese are violating the rules of neutrals. Nevertheless, in view of Russia's ex pressed anxiety over the situation in China which her investigation dis closes, the American government is ready to do what it can to save China and the other neutral powers from the far-reaching conipHatl'ons which it Is feared would -fuHow an extension to Chinese territory of the zone of hostilities. Sir Mortimer Durand, the British ambassador, and Baron Bussche, the German charge d'affaires, saw Acting Secretary of State Loomls on the sub ject. As the representative of the government from which emanated the suggestion that the American govern ment invite the powers concurrently to urge on Russia and Japan the re specting oi ninese neutrality, uie baron's visit was significant. Later the day came the Japanese minister, who said positively that Japan desired sincerely to adhere to her agreement regarding China's neutrality. Sir Chentung Liang Cheng, the Chinese minister, called on Secretary Hay at his home. Although 111, the secretary is keeping in close touch with the- situation nnd it can be stat ed that this government by no means has abandoned the hope China may yet be saved from an extension of hostilities. In a. conversation Mr. Takahlra, the Japanese minister, reiterated that Japan desired and intended, if possi ble, to adhere strictly to her agree ment to respect China's neutrality. "But," he added, "If Russian generals Invite them to Mongolia our command ers under the circumstances could hardly be expected to refuse the In vitation." Proposed Water Supply Tunnel. New York, Jan. 17. The construc tion of a deep aqueduct tunnel from the Catsklll mountains to New York city, a distance of 97 miles, to deliver three hundred million gallons of wa ter daily In New York city was rec ommended to Miyor McClellan by a special water commission! It was es timated that it would cost $500,000 a mile to dig the tunnel and that the to tal cost of proposed additions to the city's water supply would amount to $91,000,000. It Is recommended that a great reservoir be made, by a dam on Esopus creek at Olive Bridge and that the water be. brought from there to a new distributing reservoir at Rye Pond. The plan includes a deep tun nel under the East river to carry the water into Brooklyn. The commis sion also proposed the construction of two new reservoirs in the Croton watershed at a cost of $4,000,000. Raines Law Flagrantly Violated. Syracuse, N. Y., Jan. 17. ThoXlnon daga county January grand Jury re ported to Justice W S. Andrews by resolution that the Raines law Is flag rantly violated In Syracuse and that violations are so open that tho city authorities must be aware of of fenses. The jury directs that copies of the resolution be sent to the gover nor and the local commissioner ot public safety. Two Boys Instantly Killed. Auburn, N. Y Jan. 17 Robert Cul ver, aged 8 years, while playing about his home in Aurellus, found a loaded revolver and shot himself through the eye and brain, dying almost Instantly. Rome, N. Y., Jan. 17. Carson Kronz, the 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Girard Kronz, was struck by a trolley car at Oriskany and instantly Killed. Fir In General Herkimer House. Little Falls, N. Y., Jan. 17. The parlor of the General Herkimer House, two miles from this city, In which the hero of Oriskany died 127 years ago, was destroyed by fire. The room hud never been changed since his death The fire was confined to that room. Miners Entombed In Shaft. Decatur, III., Jan. 17. Three miners are known to be dead and a score ol others are entombed in a C00 foot shaft of the Decatur Coal company, cut off from rescue by denso smoke produced by a fire that started In a mule stable. SENATORIAL NOMINATIONS. C. M. Depew Unanimously Supported Smith M. Weed Democratlo Nominee. Albany, Jan. 17. Chauncey M. Do pew of New York and Smith. M. Weed of Clinton were nominated for the office of United States senator last night at joint caucuses held respec tively by the Republican and Demo cratic members of the legislature.. The Republican senators and assem blymen met in the assembly cham ber, where Senator Depew's name was placed before the caucus by Senator Elsburg and Assemblyman Apgar and unanimously supported. In the Denv OCrntlc PAIInna Mp 'opil' nnmln.llnnj was opposed by the friends of Judge D-Cady HerrlcR. Judge Herrlck re ceived 14 votes to Mr. Weed's 42. Today the two houses will vote sep arately on the nominations and on Wednesday provide for the formal transmission of their choice to the Unitod States senate. Senator Wilcox presided in the Re publican caucus. The name of United States Senator D.?pew was presented by Senator Elsberg, of whose district Senator Depew is a resident. It was he who nominated Senator Depew six year& ago. In the course of bis speech Senator !2Isberg paid glowing tribute to the memory of President McKinley and to President Roosevelt He referred to the solution of questions pending six years ago after the close of the Span ish war and then said: "In the caucus six years ago, there was no prophetic vision to foresee the Sreat events that were to come. But we did appreciate that what was wanted by our commonwealth for the next six years, was a representative in the senate of the United States, whope face should be turned towards and not away from the future, who v.ould be alive to its needs and to Its demands upon the present for wise, far-sighted policies, who had the brains to perceive and the eloquence to express the wishes and the hopes of the people of New York and of the nation, and -whose voice should ring clear and true on every question that affected their prosperity, their pro gress and their honor. Such n man we , nQU!rh, fo-nri . anrt tho vtinpa lrlrf mr . t- -1.- ustiOea ounVcJiolce. He has kept the faith with is. and we shall not withhold from him the tribute which his course has earned. "In the fullness of his honored years, but with all the undiminished Intellectual vigor and the optimistic heart and "hope of youth, with the riper experience which, art yri ser vice In the senate give, with the stores of wit and eloquence at com mand, with patriotism undimmed and spirit undaunted, he will In these next six years big with new questions and new problems to be solved surpass the record which he has already made and render even better service to his partyfi to his state and to the nation. "In deference to a public sentiment as unmistakable as it Is just, in grat itude for a record of devotion to his party unequalled In the history of the state, In answer to the demands of party duty and of the public Interest, I nominate as the Republican candi date for senator of the United States to succeed himself Hon Chauncey M. Depew of New York." Assemblyman McKeown of Kings presided In the Democratic caucus. The Tammany members voted for Smith M Weed of Clinton, nominated by Senator Grady of Brooklyn and up state members voted for Judge Her rlck of Albany, who was nominated by Senator Cullen of Kings. Owing to Illness, Senator Patrick! McCarren was not present, but his vote went on record lor Judge Herrlck m request of Senator Cullen. Assemblyman Ellis arose, when his name was reached nnd said: "I take pleasure In voting for George B. Mc Clellan of New York." He later changed his vote for Mr. Weed. SHIPPING INTERESTS. Representatives Discussed With Sec retary Metcalf the New Regulations. Washington, Jnn. 17. Nearly a hun dred representatives of shipping In- i?rest8 assembled In the office of Sec retary Metcalf of the department of commerce and labor to discuss with the secretary and the officials of the steamboat Inspection service regard ing the proposed regulations of the service, the adoption of which was recommended recently i,y jne board oi supervising inspectors. Some of the shipping Interests have suggested modifications of the pro posed regulations in some respects. They are anxious, as George A. White, assistant general manager of the Hud son River Daylight line, and J. C. Evans, western manager of the An rhor line, at Buffalo, have Indicated to Secretary Metcalf, to co-operate with the government In making their ser vice above criticism. One regulation which the represent atives of the passenger Bteamboat lines called tho secretary's attention to was that which requires the boil ers of a vessel to bo placed eight Inches above the "floors." This, they maintain, impairs tho stability of the Bhlp without accomplishing any cor responding good. The conference will continue for a day or two until all technical details of the proposed regulations have been threshed out. Carter Elected Senator. Helena, Mont., Jan. 17. Thomas H. Carter, Rep., was elected United States senator for the term beginning on March 4, lo succeed Paris Gibson, Dem. Ho has been United States senator from Montana before. SUMMARY OF THE NEWS Short Items From Various Parts of the World. Record of Many Happenings Condensed and Put In 8mll Space and Ar ranged With Special Regard For the Convenience of the Reader Who hai Little Time to Spar. Attorney General Moody made the clos'ag argument against the beef tniit'-rt the JJjiltpd States Mgfeme ffT- V . en arrests of alleged leaders of the Black Hand band were made In Jei ley City, which the police believe Is hei.dquarters of the society. Speaker Cannon leads the "stand fatters" In opposition to any tariff re vision and to the proposed extra ses sion of congress in October. An unsuccessful attempt was made by one or more-civilians to blow up the statue of Frederick the Great, pre sented to this government by the Em peror of Gerntany, and now standing in the, War College grounds. Thursday. Emboldened by hunger, a panther attacked a cattle train on the Erie rail road near Mast Hope, N. Y. One lieutenant and one private of the Fourtenth cavalry were killed by Moros on the'lfhjp- of Jolo. A third Russian squadron will leave the Baltic about tfte end of this month to reinforce Admiral. Rojestvensky's fleet. It was annoucsd-jf'lho trustees of the Cathedral of St.' John the Divine that the gift of $600,000 received on Dec. 27 was the donation of Levi P. Morton. The boiler of a locomotive attached to a fast express train blew up while. standing at the Creston, O., station, killing the fireman and engineer and badly injuring a man who was riding In the engine cab. Friday. President Roosevelt yielded to the opponents of tariff revision and there will be no changes of schedules by the present congress or the next. Miss Hattle Hall, aged 58 years, died last night at her home near Her kimer as a result of burns caused by an explosion of kerosene oil used to start a fire. GenfB worth more than $25,000, stol en from the Albert Corning Clark es tate, at Cooperstown, N. Y., were found burled in New York, and a pro fessional thief was arrested In connec tion with tho affair. Two hundred thousand Russian Quakers, known In their native coun try as Molokanles, will conio to the United States this year and establish a coWTiy and untimntely build a city In California near Los Angeles. Saturday. Officials of the Mutual Life Insur ance compnny, at the hearing in the Blair case, declared they would not Insure known criminals. Brooklyn bridge Is to be rebuilt at a cost of $5,000,000 as soon as Man hattan bridge and the East river tun nel are available for traffic. Pathologists In the state laboratory at Buffalo declared cancer to be a parasitic and Infectious disease and announced cures In Infected animals. The Japanese armored cruiser To klwa captured In tho Sea of Japan, on Jan. 11 the British steamer Roseley, loaded with coal consigned to Vladi vostok. The New York county grand Jtrry presentment Involving the liquor deal ers' "corruption fund" was given to the legislature, but the governor could find no grounds for executive action. Monday. President Roosevelt recommended to congress that the Isthmian canal commission be reduced from seven to three or five members. Cossacks make a daring raid on tho Japanese railroad below Liao Yang, cutting the line. Another detachment attacks Newchwang and is driven back. Rev. M. L. Stimson, a South Sea missionary, arrived at San Francisco with news of the killing and eating by New Britain natives of five Catholic priests and. five nuns. Count Cassinl conferred with Sec retary Hay on Russia's declaration to the powers that sho has evidence of China's breach of neutrality and that she will with a free hand protect her interests. -o.' , - - Fourth Assistant Postmaster' Gen eral Bristow resigned and v. as ap pointed a special commissioner to study trade relations and freight rates to determine the best policy of manag ing the Panama railroad. Tuesday, The second trial of aged Charier Bonier for the murder of Frnnz Frehr and his wife a year ago, started In P.uffalo Mr. and Mrs. William T. Mason died trying to save their children '. a fire in which tho whole family per ished, in Fifth avenue, New York. H. L. Bowden drove his 90-horM power Mercedes car 1 mile ntDaytona. Fla., In 37s. Thla Is two seconds un der tbe record held by W. K. Van'lyr bllt, Jr. Gessler Rosseau, arrested In Phil adelphia, confessed to attempting to blow up the Btatuo of Frederick the Great in Washington and also to Bonding an Infernal machine onto tDv stpamer Unibrla In New York a year ago. MET DEATH ON ICY PAVEMENT George W. Hutchinson Fractured Hit Skull at Union Republican Club. I'lttshurg, Jan. 17. George W Hutchinson, a clerk In the office ol clerk of quarter sessions court, fell on the ice In the yard of the Union Re publican club, 227 South Droad street Snaday afternoon, fracturing his skull He died several hours later in the Pennsylvania hospital. Hutchinson, who was about 35 years ot age, resided at 2121 Winter street He was at the Union Republican club during the afternoon and went In Lc tho rear yard to join some friends There was a stretch of Ice outiide tIo door and Hutchinson slipped., iie struck his head In falling, but man aged to gain his feet. As he stand to re-enter the house, however, he feli unconscious. An ambulance was summoned and hv' was taken lo the hospital, wh"?r he died several hours later without regaining his tenses. HAD A FINE RECORD. Young Man Killed Trying to Break Into House Was a Pittsburg Student. Monnca, Pa., Jan. 17. The man who was killed while attempting tc force an entrance into the home of the Lance Brothers near here Friday night, was Identified yesterday as Ar thur S. Harris, aged 19 years, of Mid way, Pa. Previous to this time Harris had been regarded as an Industrious, moral young man without a single vicious habit. He belonged to a highly re spectable family and for the past yeat had been a pupil In the commercial de partment of one of Pittsburg's acade mies. The relatives and friends of Harris think an Innocent, man haa been killed, but the county police officials consider the false moustactu that Harris wore and the revolver found In his pocket Incriminating evidence. SOFT WATER FOR ENGINES. Pennsylvania Railroad to Improve the Supply For Its Locomotives. Pittsburg, J.in. 17. The Pennsyl vania road has decided to have im proved water at all seasons of the year for Its locomotives and with that object in view there have been let contracts for two great water soften ing plants. The announcement was made from the officen here that plants would be established at Bradford, Ohio, west of Columbus, and at Rich mond, Ind., at once. It Is the Indention to have great reservoirs of the Improved water and have it piped along the lines to dif ferent places where locomotives can load up with It and not be ruined by all kinds of water which was the case during the late drought. For some ...mo the Pennsylvania has been Inves tigating the Idea in this neighborhood. Raid Alleged Speak Easies, Norristowti, Pa., Jan. 17. District Attorney Shleve has decided to clear out the speak easies In this vicinity, and late Saturday night by his direc tion Constablo Dougherty, with the assistance of other officers, raided two places adjoining Christ Swedes church, below Urldgeport. Tho al leged proi-letors, James Crow and Chnrles Travis, were arrested and committed for a hearing. Fifteen boxes of beer and several gallons ot whisky were found In the houses. Tragedies of Cotton Mill Strike. Fall River, Mass., Jan. 17. John Neville, a weaver, who with his crip pled wife Is said to have suffered much during the cotton mill strike, laid down the paper after reading of the failure of the strike conference nt Boston and cut his throat He died Instantly. Three striking loom fixers, who since the mills closed have lodged together In one small room, were found unconscious from illuminating gas Sunday. They will recover. Two Men Killed at Crossing. Erie, l'a., Jan. 17. Thomas No bloch, a farmer, and William Martin, employed by him, while driving homo to Swanvlll early in the morning wero killed rhstantly by a fast Lako Shore train west of this city. They did not see the train approaching a crossing and drovo over the tracks In front of It. When they did discov er their danger the express was upon them. Boy Set His Sister Afire. Easton, Pa., Jan. 17. Six-year-old Mattio Gorman, daughter of William Gorman of Zano street, this city, who was burned nt her homo late Saturday afternoon by a younger brother while Sho two children were playing alonu in the house, died Sunday morning at the hospital. The boy, after lighting a piece of papr at the kitchen range, applied the flames to his sister's cloth ing, "Just to ccaro her." Phoenix Park Colliery to Resume. Pottsville, Pa., Jan. 17. The Phoe nix Park colliery, an operation of the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron company, nenr hero, which has been Idle slnco December, resumed yesterday. A ow breaker has Just been built with a capacity of 10,000 tons a day. Tho . colliery employs about 500 hands. Miner Found Frozen to Death. Mahanoy City, l'a., Jan. 17. John Coan, an aged miner, was found froz en to death In a iitublc hero Moulay morning. 1 if 5.