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One Square, one inch, oneweek... 1 00 One Square, one incb, one month.. S 00 One Square, one inch, 3 months...- 6 00 One Square, one incb, one year ..... 10 M Two Squares, one year - 16 08 Quarter Column, one year 80 00 Half Column, one year. .. 60 00 One Column, one year 100 00 Legal advertisements ten cents per line each insertion. We do fine Job Printing of every de scription at reasonable ratee, but it's cash on delivery. Fore Republican ugh & Wenk Building, . UXBBKT, TI0HWJTA, PA. Term, tl.OO A Year, Htrlotly In A4tuo. No subscription received for a shorter period than three months. Correspondence solicited, but no notice will be taken of anonymous oornmunlca . lions. Al way give your name. VOL. XL. NO. 52. TIONESTA, PA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 1908. $1.00. PER ANNUM. BOROUGH OFFICERS. Burgess. S. T. Carson, Justices of the Peace O. A. Randah, D. W. Clark. OuMteumen. J. W. Landers, J. T. Dale, O. T. Anderson, Win. Smearbaugh, E. W. Bowman, J. W. Jamleson, W. J. Campbell. Constable W. II. Hood. Collector W. H. Hood. ik'.hool Director! i. O. Scowden, Dr. J. C. Dunn', Q Jamlnfton, J. J. Landers, J. K. Clark, ,V. (J. Wyuian. FOREST COUNTY OFFICERS. Member of Congress N. P. Wheeler. Member of Senate J. K. P. liatl. ' Assembly W. D, Shields. President Judge W. M. Llndsey. Associate Judges F. X. Kreitler, P. C. Hill. Prothonotary, Register dt Recorder, te. J. C. Heist. MerifT.A. W. Stroup. Treasurer Geo. W. Uoleman. . Commissioners Leonard Agtiew, An drew Wolf, I'hillp Etnert. District Attorney A. C. Brown. Jury Commissioner J . B. Eden, H. H. McClellan. Coroner Or C. Y. Detar. County Auditors-Oeorge H. Warden, IT I. Manirh M. T. Pftritnii. l County toirveyorD. W. Clark. County Superintendent ). W. Morri son. , Heaular Term f Crt. Fourth Monday of February. Third Monday of May. Fourth Monday of September. Third Monday of November. Regular Meetings of County Cominis goners 1st and Sd Tuesdays of month. Church mat Sabbath Hehaal. Presbyterian Sabbath School at 9:45 a. in. : M. E. Sabbath School at 10:00 a. m? Preaching in M. E. Church every Sab bath evenlnir by Rev. W.O. Calhoun. Preaching in the F. M. Church every Sabbath evening at the usual hour. Rev. H. D. Call, Pastor. The regular meetings of the W. C. T. V. are held at the headquarters on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. mi' N ESTA LODU E, No. 869, 1. 0. 0. F. 1 Meets every Tuesday evening, in Odd Fellows' Hall, Partridge building. CAPT. UEORQ E STOW POST. No. 274 O. A, R. Meets 1st and 8d Monday evening In each month. CAPT. GEORGE STOW CORPS, No. 1S7, W. R. C, meets first and third Wednesday evening of each month. RITCHEY A CARRINGER. ATTORN EYS-AT-LAW, Tlonesta, Pa. CURTIS M. 8HAWKEY, ATTORN EY-AT- LA VV, Warren, Pa. Practice in Forest Co. AO BROWN, ATTORN EY-AT-LAW. Office In Arner Building, Cor. Elm and Bridge Sts., Tlonesta. Pa. FRANK S. HUNTER, D. D. S. Rooms over Citizens Nat. Hank. TIONESTA, PA. D R. F. J. BOVARD, Physician A Surgeon, TIONESTA, PA. DR. J. C. DUNN. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, and DRUGGIST. Office over store. Tionesta, Pa. Professional calls prompt ly responded to at all hours of day or night. Residence Elm St., between Grove's grocery and Uerow'a restauraut. GEORGE SIGGINS, M. D., Pbysioiau and Surgeon, TIONESTA, PA. Office In rooms over Forest County National Bank. Professional calls promptly responded to stall hours of day or night. D R. J. B. SIGGINS. Physician and surgeon, OIL CITY, PA. HOTEL WEAVER, E. A. WEAVER, Proprietor. This hotel, formerly the Lawrence House, has undergone a complete change, and is now furnished with all the mod ern Improvement. Heated and lighted throughout with natural gas, bathrooms, bot and cold water, etc. The oomforU oi guests never neglected, CENTRAL HOUSE, UEROW A UEROW Proprietor. Tlonsela, Pa. This 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 travellug publftr First olass Livery in connection. pHIL. EMERT FANCY BOOT A SHOEMAKER. Shop over R. L. Haslet's grocery store on Elm street. Is prepared to do all Kinds of oustom work from the finest to the coarsest aiurguarantees his work to T;ive perfect satisfaction. Prompt atten ion .given to mending, and prices rea sonable. JAMES HASLET, GENERAL MERCHANTS, Furniture Dealers, AND UNDERTAKERS. TIONESTA, PENN AC. DREY, LIVERY Feed & Sale STABLE. Fine Turnouts at All Times at Reasonable Rates. Hear of Hotel Weaver TIOIsTEST-A.. P5. Telephone No. 20. CAPITOL CONSPIRE Vecdict of Guilty Against Four Defendants at Harrisburg. Fleet at Magdalena Bay Verdict on Collinwood Fire China Yields to Japan Thaw's Answer to His Wife's Suit Priest's Slayer Sentenced. Sucessful Air Ship. The Jury in the first of the Capitol conspiracy cases to be tried gave a verdict of guilty as to every one of the four men who have been on trial at Harrisburg, Pa., for the last seven weeks, after bIx hours deliberation. The men found guilty are: John H. (Sanderson, contractor; William P. Snyder, former auditor-general; W. L. Mathues, former state treasurer, and James LI. Schumaker, former su perintendent of public bvildlngs and grounds. The maximum penalties for each defendant In this case Is two years Imprisonment and $1,0VH) fine. The four men were convicted of de frauding the state in furnishing the new Capitol, which cost the state about $13,000,000 Instead of $1,000,000, the figure at which the contract was estimated. The present case constituted one of the longest jury trials In the his tory of Pennsylvania courts and it attracted much attention throughout the country. The prosecution of the alleged frauds was the outcome of the politi cal upheaval In Pennsylvania in 1905 which resulted in the election of Will lam H. Berry, a Democrat, as state treasurer In the fall of that year. Berry threw open the books of the state treasury and showed that the cost of building the Capitol was more than three times the amount of the contract. The case was laid before the attor ney general and iidlclments were found against fourteen persons. Fleet to Return by Suez Canal. News that the American battleship fleet is to make a tour of the world within two months after its arrival at San Francljeo May 5 was flashed by wireless telegraph to the battleships of Admiral Evans' command at Mag dalena bay by the government station at Point Loma. Admiral Evans, who will relinquish command of the fleet during its stay at San Francisco, and who goes on the retired list in August, was ex pecting some official word from Wash ington on future movements of the fleet, and it was to enable the depart ment to prepare Its program that he sent the message the night of his ar rival off Magdalena bay that the ships could start on any mission at a day's notice. The fact that but two months are to be allowed between the arrival of the fleet nt San Francisco and its de parture for the Far East indicates that no serious repairs are needed by any of the vessels and that any stays that may be made In drydoclts will be exceedingly short. The time for re pairs will bo cut down by the excur sion of the fleet to Puget sound to give the people of the North Pacific coast an opportunity to see and visit the ships which have recently occu pied so much of the world's attention. It Is believed by navy officers here that the fleet will visit France, Ger many and England instead of sailing direct from Gibraltar to New York. A formal invitation from Japan, It Is said, might he compiled with during the stay of the fleet In the Philippines or after the completion of the fall tar got practice. Busy Week For Big Ships. The American battleship fleet nt Magdalena bay will put in a busy week at target practice. At Pana ma preparations have been ma'de for n series of entertainments for the tor pedo boat flotilla's officers during the week. The vessels are scheduled to leave Panama Saturday for Acapulco, Mexico. Verdict on Collinwood School Fire. Coroner Burke has rendered his de cision In the Collinwood school fire. Conditions existing are blamed, but no fault is charged to anyone. The coroner says the Are was caused by overheated pipes and the death of the children was due to faulty construction whereby a partition pro jected in front of the stairway. The coroner recommends that the Btate legislature pass a law to make all school buildings fireproof and that automatic devices be put in the buildings to further safeguard the lives of the children. ' The fire resulting from the Ignition of the front stairway from the over heated pipes started in a closet under the stairway and the partition projec tion at the bottom of the stairway made the children turn out of their way In their rush for the door. The coroner holds that the children became panic-stricken and were jammed In the doorway because of the turn In the hall to get to the door. Janitor Hirter is exonerated. The coroner says the janitor was at his post when the fire broke out and that lie duly gave the alarm upon discov ering the fire, and that ho opened tha front and rear doors of the building. China Yields to Japan. A satisfactory settlement of the Tatsu affair was announced at ToUio on Sunday afternoon. Vhlua has con ceded all that the Japanese demanded. She will purchast ih arms aod am munition on board o Tatsu a?d will hoist the Japanese fijr ovtt the ves sel. While the flag is bqlng hoist ed, a Chinese warship will fire a sa lute. There is a general feeling of re lief In consequence of tht settlement of the Incident. Tried to Destroy Hit Faml'y. Lionel Cole, itASlstan cashic. u! the Mutual Life company's o(H at Buf falo, is in jail. Charges murder and larceny have bee brought against him. At Cole's pretty little horn in the village of Hamburg a suburb, his one-year-old son is dead and his wife Is 111 abed. The evidence Is that Cole killed his baby rt nbioro'fjrm and tried to kill his wir aid himself. Neighbors, ro-t.ed b. tha wife's screams, brought a doc'or to the house at 6 in the mornlinr. He found the baby dead, the wlfo frantic and Cole dopey. Cole had turned on the gas In the house, intending, as the au thorities think, to disguise the fact that he had used chloroform. They think the wife was wakened by the chloroform and then Cole lost his nerve or changed his mind when his wife fought for her life. Manager Bewley of the Mutual Life office In Buffalo says he doesn't know how much Cole stole. The attorney says It is at least $5K)0. Alia Sentenced to Death. "Is there no appeal?" These were the words spoken by Giuseppe Alia when Informed by Interpreter Mat ter that the jury at Denver had found him guilty of murder in the first degree and fixed sentence ot death. Just eighteen days after firing the shot which brought death to Fa ther Francis Loo Heinrlchs at the al tar in St. Eli.iibeth's Catholic church, while in the act of administering the holy sacrament, this wanderer from Italy, an alleged but not proven an archist, heard his doom. In the court room not three blocks from the church where he commuted his crime and within the round of the chimes which he said die him to that church, Alia recehed the judgment delivered by the Jury. The attorney for the defense nude a motion for a new trial and was granted five days in which to file papers. Successful Flight of Aerodrome. Professor Aearder Grnham Bell's new aerodrome, the "Red W't, was given Its tu ft'ght over Lake Keuka by F. W. Bsldwln, tho engineer in charge of Its n in'reolloQ by the Aerial Experiment association, for Lieutenant Thorns SeliVirigo, U. S. A. The aeiodtoniH, after gliding over the ice on Lane Kenka for about 2vTO feet, rose gorily to the height of about ten feet and sailed at that elevation for a distance of "10 feet at the rate of from 25 to ,10 miles an hour. After having covered this distance a portion of the "tall' gave way and the aero drome was brought down for repairs. This Is declared to be the first suc cessful public flight of a heavler-than-nlr flying machine In America. The flight was witnessed bv a number of people from Hnmmondsport. Railroad Lost In Second Trial. A. Jury In New York city which did not flip a coin to decide an acci dent suit as did a previous Jury in the same case returned a verdict of $1, 250 In favor of Thomas Dixon against the New York City Railway company for the death of his brother, Little, 4tfc years old. In the original trial the jurymen after being out all night reported to Justice Guy in the su preme court a verdict In favor of the railway company. Investigation re vealed t"at one of the jurymen was anxious to close a real estate deal, and as all were apparently hopelessly divided they decided to flip a coin, heads for the defendant company, tails for the plaintiff. Heads won. Jus tice Guy excoriated the jurors for vio lation of their oaths, fined each of them $50 and ordered a new trial. Death of William Sutherland. William A. Sutherland, recently ap pointed counsel to the public utilities commission in the Second district, died in the City hospital at Rochester at 11 o'clock Wednesday night. Suth erland was a former corporation coun sel for Rochester and was active In Republican politics and Masonry. He had been a delegate to Btate and na tional conventions and was once a member of the Republican national committee and also held the office of grand master of Masons In New York. He was a brother of Supreme Court city and of Rev. Ward Sutherland, who lives In the southern part of this state. Thaw's Answer to Wife's Suit. Denying the cl.arge of insanity and praying for dismissal of suit, Harry K. Thaw through his counsel made answer to Evelyn Nesbit Thaw's suit for an annulment of their marriage. Thaw's answer was delivered to Dan iel O'Reilly, counsel for Mrs. Thaw, who after receiving the papers stated that the case would be put on the trial calendar In the supreme court next week. The answer of Harry Thaw Is brief and contains only the barest legal formalities. A. Russell Peabody, lawyer for Thaw, declared that the case would be thoroughly contested by his client. Futile Effort to Find Lost Seaman. The cruiser Yankton has reported to the navy department her arrival at Acapulco. She also reported that her expedition to Indefatigable Island to find Jeffs, an American seaman who was abandoned there, had been futile. SIMM EXECUTION Of Alleged Political Conspira . ' tors by President Nord. Statement That General Antenor Fir min, Who Is a Refugee In French Consulate, Had Organized Through Correspondence a New Insurrection In Port au Prince Other Arrests. Port au Prince, Haytl, March 17. The Haytien government's attitude in summarily dealing with a number of alleged conspirators in a threatened uprising has had the effect of causing anxiety In the hearts of many, for it Is not known where the next blow may fall, or how far reaching the rev olutionary troubles may be. Outwardly, Port au Prince is calm, and, following the execution on Sun day of ten or eleven men alleged to have been implicated in the plot. Pres ident Nord Alexis issued a proclama tion to the people, in which he felici tates them upon their calm attitude In the present trying conditions and gives reassurances to the community, promising that order and the security of the government will be maintained. The statement is made officially that the government, having come into possession of proofs that General Antenor Flrmin, the leader of the late unsuccessful revolutionary move ment, who is now a refugee In the French consulate at Gonalves, had or ganized, through correspondence, a new insurrection In Port au Prince, decided upon the arrest of the prin cipal conspirators. This uprising, the statement contin ues, had as its object the overthrow of the government and the assassin ation of the president and it, was dis covered through the interception of letters sent by General Firmin to a number of his adherents and others In an attempt to enlist them In the new movement. The conspirators -were taken by sur prise with arms and ammunition in their possession, and were executed forthwith. The chief conspirator, Masillon Colewi, before he was exe cuted, gave the names of several mil itary officers who, he declared, were Implicated in the plot. These men have been placed under arrest and will be given a trial, it Is stated, be fore a regular court. AMERICAN WAR VESSEL On Its Way From Guantanamo to Port au Prince. Washington, March 17. An Amer ican war vessel, probably the gunboat Eagle, Is on the way from Guantana mo to Port au Prince, Hayti, where the Haytien government Sunday sum marily executed a number of alleged revolutionists. The vessel is not sent there because of any serious apprehension on the part of the officials here that Ameri can Interests at Port au Prince or at other points in Haytl are in serious danger, but as a matter of precaution. It Is asserted that General Flrmin, the Haytien revolutionary leader, now a refugee in the French consulate at Gonaives, is at the head of another revolutionary movement against the constituted authorities and it is be lieved that the shooting of the Hay tiens at Port au Prince is the direct result of the discovery of this fact. It is not believed at the state de partment that foreign interests in Haytl are seriously menaced. The disposition of the administration is to keep hands off and to give the people of Haytl an opportunity to work out their own salvation. Most of the revolutionary refugees in Haytl are in the French consulate at Gonaives, where in addition to General Flrmin there are about seven ty native Haytiens seeking shelter. The Haytien government Is anxious that these men shall be required to quit the country, but the friends of the refugees are opposed to sending them away. The government believes that If they are permitted to remain it will not be long before they will be engaged in another revolutionary movement. Ambassador Sternberg of Germany, who has Just returned from a trip to Cuba, was at the state department late in the afternoon but his mission was to seek Information of the condi tions in Haytl so far as the state de partment was In possession of them. Daniel Leroy Dresser Arrested. New York, March 17. Daniel Leroy Dresser, who was president of the Trust Company of the Republic, which went Into liquidation several years ago, was arrested on a warrant charg ing him with misappropriation ot $1, 00. He was arraigned In court t.nd paroled In the custody of his counsel. Mr. Dresser was prominent In the dry goods trade of this city and the Trust Company of the Republic, with which Le was connected, had a large share in the promotion of the l'nit-?d Sui'tS Ship Building company. Mexican Bank Robbers Arrested. El Paso, Tex., March 17. A tele gram from Juan A. Creel, manager of the Banco Mlnero of Chihuahua, Mex ico, the local branch of that bank, says that the robbers who recently secured $205,000 from that bank have been arrested and that the stolen money has been located but not yet recovered. SAVINGS BANK DEPOSITS Ware Surpassed by Withdrawals to Amount of $31,608,897. Albany, March 17. A general re vision of the banking laws affecting co-operative savings and loan asso ciations is recommended by Superin tendent Clark Williams cf the state bank department in his annual report o the legislature on building and loan and co-operative loan associa tions. The report says that this class of financial Institutions passed through the recent financial disturb ance with a greater increase of assets than In any other period. In discussing national and local loan association the report says that "It seems almost an absurdity that these small Institutions organized for the same general purpose should be trans acting business under no less than flve different laws. There should be a general revision of the laws relating to such corporations in order to pro mote uniformity and give the public generally a better understanding of their merits. . "Under present conditions, such di verse methods were pursued by differ ent associations that even those who are fairly familiar with the business of a particular association have a very slight comprehension of the methods pursued by other associations. "The practice of making loans upon the divided or second mortgage plan should be prohibited by law. A limi tation might well be placed upon the loaning territory of such associations, and provision made for the rebate of gross premiums upon the repayment of mortgage loans before maturity. Such associations should also be pro hibited from treating unearned gross premiums as a present profit for the purpose of paying expenses and de claring dividends. The practices, however, which such amendments would correct have been largely dis continued. "Business depression, deprecia tion In the value of securities and other unusual conditions character ing the year necessarily had their ef fect upon the savings banks In com mon with other classes of financial Institutions. Though the aggregate of amounts deposited had never be fore been so large In any one year ex cept in 1906, the withdrawals were altogether without precedent, exceed ing the record of any former year by $43,000,000, and for the first time since 1893 overtopping the deposits received. "This excess of withdrawals over deposits for the year amounted to $31,608,897 the deposits having been $390,095,749, and the withdrawals $421,704,646. Dividends credited pre vented a decrease for the year In total resources, which were $1,403,295,607, a gain of only $344,844 since the pre ceding January, though the amount due depositors Increased $18,363,253 in the same period. "The surplus of the savings banks, based on the reported market value of their stock and bond Investments, decreased $18,936,989 during the year, while the par value surplus gained $7, 80,871; In January, 1907, the market value of the stocks and bonds held was something like $36,000,000 under cost, and In January, 1908, the differ ence had increased to nearly $00,000. 000. During the year the number of savings banks paying Interest to de positors at the rate of 4 per cent on at least some part of their deposits Increased from seventy-six to ninety seven." German Editor Sentenced For Libel. Berlin, March 17. The notorious Hau trial has been brought to the pub lic attention again by the sentencing of Herr Schmidt, editor of the Morgen Post, to nine months' Imprisonment on the charge of libeling Olga Moll tor. Carl Hau was tried and found guilty of the murder of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Molltor, and Olga Molltor Is Han's slster-ln-law. The libel oc curred In certain alleged Interviews with the state's attorney and the at torney for Hau in which Schmidt hinted that Olga Molitor might havo committed the crime herself, that she had been very friendly with Hw, and that she lived on bad terms with her mother. Wagner Declines $10,000 Offer. Pittsburg, March 17. Hans Wag ner, who has retired from baseball, received a letter from President Schllchter of the Philadelphia Union League club, containing an offer of $10,000 to play with tho team this season. "I will not consider the of fer ot all," Bald Wagner. "The sntn of $10,000 from Pittsburg looks bet ter to me than that of any one else." Wagner says If he plays hall again It will bo as a member of the Pittsburg flub. Dead Man May Be Marcus Hansen. Binyhuniton, N. Y.. March 17. The body of a man believed to be Marcus (Hansen of Jamestown, N. Y., was found on the Erie tracks at Susque hanna, Pa., at midnight Saturday. It Is thought he was struck by Erlo pas senger train. In the pockets was a mirror. bearVig the Inscription: "War ren Cafe, 10 South Main street, James town, Martin Hansen and Jud Han sen proprietors." Fireburgs Destroy Stock and Barn. Marietta, O., March 17. A large stock barn on the W. R. West farm, eaBt of this city, burned early Sun day morning. Several horses and cows and a thousand dolars' worth of feed were consumed. The fire was of Incendiary origin. The loss Is $7. 000, half, covered by insurance. SHORTER NEWS ITEMS Pithy ParagraphsThatChronicle 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. Wednesday. Captain Daniel J. Aiusworth, com manding the revenue cutter Rush, shot himself while on duty In the ca bin of the vessel at Seattle, Wash. Wireless dispatches were received from the battleship fleet showing that the vessels will arrive at Magdalena bay on March 12, two days ahead of schedule time. Districi Attorney Jerome filed with Governor Hughes his answers to the charges on which his removal from office Is demanded, declaring they were "mendacious." Thursday. Western railroads are making ar rangements to begin a wage cutting program in unison. "Night riders" renewed their raids through Kentucky aha Tennessee, shooting and whipping residents and burning buildings. Swarthmore college officials reject ed the offer of $17,000 contained In the will of Anna T. Jeanes, and will retain Intercollegiate sports. , Great Britain's foreign office, says a London dispatch, denies the report that Great Britain has intervened in favor of arbitration In the Tatsu Maru affair. Governor Charles E. Hughes made three speeches In Boston, urging tem perate treatment of the railroad regu lation question by the people of the country. Friday. Rear Admiral Evans' fleet arrived at Magdalena bay. Lower California, four days ahead of Its scheduled time. Miss Sarah C. Weed shot and killed Miss Elizabeth Hardee, her chum and partner in a fashionable girls' school at Boston, and then committed suicide. President Roosevelt sent a message to the senate recommending a law to permit negro soldiers discharged as a result of the Brownsville raid to re enlist on proof of Innocence. Lieutenant Gherardl, sent in charge of a naval expedition in search of Frederick Jeffs, an American sailor, marooned on one of the Galapagos is lands, reported that a signal pole anl a rusty razor were the only traces dis covered of the missing man. Saturday. Brndstreet's reported a decrease of 12 per cent In the cost of living within the last year. President Roosevelt hopes to pla cate both labor and financial Interests by having congress pass amendments to the Sherman anti-trust law. A- dispatch from Shanghai shows that Japan Is suffering from a finan cial crisis, more than twenty import ant collapses having occurred In the last Inj-.tnight. Representative Hohson, before a homo Investigating committee, said a submarine boat concern's representa tive had offered him Influence In ex change for support. Testifying for the government, a one time employe of the Standard Oil company declared that tho company paid for Information concerning the shipments of Its rivals. Monday, British Liberal government breaks with the Socialists and defeats tho "right-to-work" bill. Dr. Wiley In an address before the Mothers' congress al Washington says that mothers should demand pure food for children. Speaker Cannon's secretary denies that the Electric Boat company's lob by secured the appointment of Con gressman Hohson on the naval com mittee. Alarmed by the apparent far reach ing effects of the flood of excise bills now pending In the legislature tho brewing interests are preparing for a vigorous opposition to the measures. Representative I.llley's lawyers re tired from the investigation of the submarine scandal on the ground that the commit lee's restrictions left them no chance to be of service tr Mr. Lil lcy. Tuesday. No member of the cabinet will at tend the Republican national conven tion as a delegate. Led bv two bloodhounds, residents of Rnnison, N. J., riding In uutomo- biles, pursued an alleged incendiary to Seahrlght. La Question Soelale, organ or the an archists in raterson, N. J., published an article I'dvocating murder and ar son, and ollleials are Investigating. Washington dispatches quoted Pres ident Roosevelt as declaring Secre- arv Taft would have ,W votes on the first ballot in the Republican conven tion. Justice Blanchard in tho supremo court In New York city ordered the comedian Raymond Hitchcock's ac quittal on the Indictment against him growing out of the charges of hllen von Hagen. a young girl. REWARD AWAITS DETECTIVES Pittsburg Men Who Worked on Brad dock Case to Get $2,500. Pittsburg, March 17. Detectives Ted Dillon, Leff, Lally and Hanley, who arrested John Furman, alias John Taylor, and Joseph Haas, while, It Is alleged, they were in the act of mak ing counterfeit half dollars in the rear of 558 Braddock avenue, Brad dock, Saturday, will be handsomely rewarded by the federal government. Jt is said the government will pay a reward of $2,500 for the capture of the twenty-five sets of molds taken in the raid. The reward will no doubt be divid ed between the four local detectives, who took up the case and brought It to a successful ending. The govern ment gives a reward of $50 a mold for all taken in raids on counterfeiters' dens, and as twenty-five complete sets of molds, fifty In all, were found, the mount to be received by the detec tives will he a tidy sum. It was learned that three sticks of dynamite were found In tho room. The officers think the men did not mean to he taken without a desperate struggle, and had they been able to use the dynamite would have attempt ed the lives of the detectives. As it was Furman Is said to have put up a hard battle and is alleged to have drawn a knife. No additional arrests have been made, it Is believed all the local par ties Interested have been taken Into custody. Detroit has recently been flooded with botis half dollars, most of them having been put off on elec tric car conductors between Detroit nnd Toledo. The coins In circulation there were identical with those that have annoyed local merchants and business men for the last few weeks. It Is now thought that local men were shipping the coins to confeder lites in oilier cities for circulation there. Secret service men have been notified to watch for the counterfeits In Detroit and Toledo. Much of the $50i in bad half dollars taken In the raid were wrapped in bundle ready to bo shipped. PREPARING FOR CIVIL SUITS. Brotigl-.t to Recover From Men Ac cused of Capitol Graft. Harrisburg, March 17. Immediate preparation for the civil actions which me to he brought to reco'er from the men accused of Capitol graft some of the moneys wrongfully taken from the stale treasury in the furnishing con tracts Is to he made by the attorney general's department. There will be fully a score of these actions, perhaps more, as men not implicated in crim inal actions may be made defendants. The preparation of these suits has been held back by the stress of mak ing ready for the criminal actions, which have occupied Mr. Scarlet and the other attorneys, but now since the state has won a victory the way is open to proceed. Another fact which will hasten the filing of these actions Is that the period of limitation on some will expire belore mid-summer. David T. Watson, the eminent Pitts burs lawyer, will he associated with the attorney general and the special counsel In these actions which are ex peeled to result in trials destined to be ?otne as celebrated In Dauphin coun ty's common pleas court annals as the criminal cases growing out of the fur nishing of the new state house. Since the verdict of guilty against the four men on trial for the last sev ?n weeks It Is assumed that all of the men Indicted ami some who escaped that fate will be sued. Some of the civil actions based on furniture and metallic casing con tracts must be docketed by the last of May owing to the six-year period of limitations. They will bo tried when the criminal suits are ended in nil probability, as most of them will be based on the transactions which led to chaiges of conspiracy and false pretense. The ti mo of trial Is, there fore, uncertain, but it may be safely said they will not go before juries this year. Cling to Overturned Yawl. Freedom, P.i.. .March 17. William J. Graham and l'cter Johnston, rlv ernieii, employed at Dam No. 5 on the Ohio river, went out In n yawl on Sunday night to place a signal light in a bear trap, and their boat, strik ing the light-mast, was upset. Cling ing to the overturned yawl they float ed several hundred yards down Btream before they were rescued by J. Johnson, who heard their erie for help and went out In a boat. AsldJ from being severely chilled neither man suffered from his experience. Sleeper's Terrible Fall. Marrietta.O., March 17.-Wh!le walk ing In his sleep Albert Tbornlley, a country boy, fell from a third-story window of the St. Cloud hotel. He alighted on the brick pavement and both arms were crushed. An ankle was broken and he was badly cet about the face and head. In this con dition he crawled around a block Into tho hotel olllco and aroused the night clerk. He Is in a hospital here with fair chanees of recovery. Thousand Men Co Back to Work. Sharon March 17. Announcement was made that the entire plant of the Sharon Steel Hoop company would resume onerations Tuesday morning. T!iC open hearth, blooming mill, 8. 9 and lft-ineh billet mills will start. Abo, t one thousand men ore ein- V'uvcd.