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One Square, one inch, one week... 1 00 One Square, one inch, one month- 3 00 One Square, one inch, 3 months...- 6 00 One Square, one inch, one year 10 Of Two Squares, one year................. 15 00 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 rates, but it's cash on delivery. Fore Republican ,bk & Wenk Building, B1BJ, TI0HB8TA, PA. Toms, f t.00 A Year, Strictly la Advaaea. Entered as seoond-olass matter at the post-offloe at Tionesla. No subscription received for a shorter period than three months. Correspondence solicited, but no notice will be taken of anonymous communica tions. Always give your name. VOL. XLI. NO. 2. TIONESTA, PA., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 1908. $1.00. PER ANNUM. BOROUGH OFFICERS. Burgesa.S. T. Carson. Juaticea uftht iVoee C. A. Randall, D. W. Clark. Cbunowien. J. W. Landers, J. T. Dale, G. T. Anderson, Wm. Bmearbaugh, E. W. Bowman, J. W. Jamleson, W. J. Campbell. Constable W. II. Hood. Collector W. H. Hood. School Director J. C. Scowden, Dr. J. C. Dunn, Q Jninlnson, J. J, Landers, J. R. Clark, W.U. Wyman. . FOREST COUNTY OFFICERS. Member of Congreaa N '. P. Wheeler. Member of Senate 3. K. P. llall. Aaaembly W. D. Shields. President Judge W. M. Llndsey. Aeioexate Judges F. X. Kreitler, P. C. Hill. Prolhonotary, Register t Reeorder, to. J. C. deist. Sheriff: A. W. Stroup. Treasurer Geo. W. Holetuan. Oommxaaioners Leonard Anew, An drew Wolf, t'hilip Emert. Diatrict Attorney A. C. Brown. Jury CbmmiaaioneriJ . 11. Eden, H. H. McClollan. Cbroner Dr C. Y. Delar. Countv AudUors-George H. Warden, E. L. Haugb, 8. T. Carson. Oountu Surveyor D. W. Clark. County Superintendent l. W. Morri son, lieaular Term af Caart. Fourth Monday of February. Third Monday of May. Fourth Monday of September. Third Monday of November. Regular Meetings of County Commis sioners 1st and 3d Tuesdays of month. Church aaa Habbnia Bohaal. Presbyterian Sabbath School at 9:45 a. m. t M. E. Sabbath School at 10:00 a. in. Preaching in M. E. Church every Sab bath evening by Rev. W.O. Calhoun. Preaching in the F. M. Church every Sabbath evening at the usual hour. Kev. H. D. Call, Pastor. The regular meetings of the W. C. T. U. are held at the headquarters on the second and fourtn Tuesdays of each mi'nth. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. 'TU' N EST A LODGE, No. 869, I. O. O. F. 1 M eels every Tuesday evening, in Odd Fellows' Hall, Partridge building. CAPT. GEORG E STOW POST. No. 274 G. A, K. Meets 1st and 8d Monday evenlug In each month. CAPT. GEORGE STOW CORPS, No. 137, W. R. C, meets first and third Weduesday evening of each month. RITCHEY A CARRINGER. ATTORN EVS-AT-LAW, Tionesia, Pa. CURTIS M. SHAWKEY, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Warren, Pa. Praotice in Forest Co. AO BKUWB, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Office In Arner Building, Cor. Elm and Bridge Sts., Tionesta, Pa. "RANK 8. HUNTER, D. D. S. Rooms over Citizens Nat. Bank. TIONESTA, PA. D R. F. J. BOVARD, Physician s surgeon, TIONESTA, PA. DR. J. C. DUNN. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, and DRUGGIST. Ollice 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., Physician and Surgeon, TIONESTA, PA. Office In rooms over Forest County National Bank. Professional calls promptly responded to si all hours of day or night. D R. J. B. SIGGINS. Physician anil wurgeon, OIL CITY, PA. HOTEL WEAVER, E. A. WEAVER, Proprietor. This hotel, formerly the Lawrence Houbb, has undergone a complete change, and is now furnished with all the mod ern Improvements. Heated and lighted throughout with natural gas, bathrooms, hot and cold water, eto. The comforts ol guests never neglected. pENTRAL HOUSE, j GEROW A GEROW Proprietor. Tiouseta, Pa. This is the mostcentrally located hotel in the place, and has all the modern Improvements. No pains will be spared to make It a plea.f nt stopping place for the traveling public First olass Livery in connection. pHIL. EMERT V FANCY BOOT A SHOEMAKER. Shop over R. L. Haslet's grocery store on Elm street. Is prepared to do all Kinds of custom work from the finest to the coarsest and guarantees his work to give perfect satisfaction. Prompt atten tion given to mending, and prices rea sonable. JAMES HASLET, - GENERAL MERCHANTS, Furniture Dealers, AND UNDERTAKERS. TIONESTA, PENN A.C.UREY, LIVERY Feed & Sale STABLE. Fine Turnouts at All Times at Reasonable Rates. Rear of Hotel Weaver TIOUESTA, IP-A.. Telephone No. 20. Mercantile Appraiser's List for Forest County, for Year A. D. 1908. The Wholesale and Rotail Venders of Foreign and Doinestio Mercbandixe, Eating Houses, Billiard Rooms, Brok ers, and Opera douses In Forest coun ty, Pennsylvania, are as follows, towlt: NAME BUHINK8S FOSTOPFICK Andrews, Mrs. M., merchant, Kellettville. Abbott A Co., mere-hauls, East Hickory. Adams, J. A., butcher, Tioneuta. Arner, C. M. A Son, brokers, Tionesta. Atiantio Helloing Co., oils, Tionesta. A. Cook Sons Co., merchants, Cooksburg, Baugbman.U. A., butcher, Marieuville. Buhl, G. W., cigars, Marionvllle. Rorl.er Bros., merchants, Marian vllle. Berg, F. !., merchant, Duhring. Baxter, J. W., merchant, Gilfoyle. Berlin, Ell, merchant, Whig Hill. Heurens, E. L., merchant, Starr. Bender, R. P., olgars, West Ulckory. Bowman, T. J., feed, etc., East Hickory. Bowman, W. W;, merchant, Pigeon. Bovard, Dr. F. J., druggist, Tionesta. . Bromley, James, machinery, Tionesta. Brockway, H. 8., broker, Marienville. Cook, J. T., cigars, Clarington. Croasmun, W. A., merchant, Redclyfle. Cropp, William, merchant, Tionesta. Carson, F. C, merchant, West Hickory. Cooper, W. C, cigars, West Hickory. Cooper, W. C, billiards and pool, West Hickory. Crouch, Walter, merchant, East Hickory. Carson, A., jeweler, Tionesta. Clark, Cbas., buggies and sleighs, Tlo- Clark, Mrs. J., milliner, East Hickory.' Collins A Kreitler, merchants, Nebraska. Detar A Uarkless, drugKlttts, Kellettville. Delar, William, cigars, Kellettville. Dunn A Fulton, druggists Tionesta. Kcnlnger, G. F., merchant, Truemans. Fools Creek Store Co., merchants, True mans. Fehlman, L. A., druggist, West Hickory. Gildersleeve, I. 11., merchant, Brooston. Gerow A Oerow, cigars, Tionesta. Harp, H. H.. cigars, Marienville. II lines, A. E., butcher, Marieuville. Hoyt, O., merchant, Cooper Tract. Hendricks, W. S butcher, Kellettville. Haslet, James, lurniture, Tionesla. Hopkins, L. J., merchsnt, Tionesta. Haslet, R. L., merchant, Tionesta. Herman, R, M., merchant, Tionesta. Hill, P. C , restauraut, Tionesla. Hoov.t, N. F., broker, Marieuville. Ingorsnll, J. K merchant, Lynch. Jones, W. F., merchant, Newtown Mills. Johnston, II. C, Jeweler, Marienville. Killmer Bros., merchants, Tionesta. Kribbs, W. W., merchant, Marieuville. Kribbs A Ray, buggies and sleighs, Kel lettville. Kribbs, W. W., merchant, Kellettville. Kifer, D. C merchant, Marienville. Kelly, J. W., billiards and pools, Mar Vllle Lanson, F. R., merchant, Tionosta. Lanann Bros., feed, etc, Tionesta. Mayburg Supply Co., merchauts, May burg. Mensch, S. C, hardware, Marienville. Marienville Variety Store, merchauts, Marieuville, Miotz, David, merchant, Marienville. Mechling, London A Braden, merchants, Clarington.. Myers, E. L., cigars, Endeavor. Myers, E L., billiards and pool, En deavor. Moigan, J. R merchant, Tionesta. Myers, William, cigars, Nebraska. Neely, A, M. A Co., merchauts, Marien viih).' Nye, Mrs. C. W merchant, Marienville. Netll, A. D. Co., druggists, Marienville. Reyner, T. J., merchant, Marienville. Roehrig, John, harness maker, Marien ville. Reyner, John D., cigars, Marienville. Reyner, John 1)., restaurant, Marienville. Russell, Charles, cigars, Kellettville. Rosen, L. A., merchant. Endeavor. Robinson, G. W merchant, Tionesta. Randall, C. A olgars, Tionesta. Roe, Jaa. T., broker, Marienville. hudy t Shaw, billiards and pool, Kel lettville. Salmon Creek Lumber Co., merchants, Kellettville. Shoup, Wm., merchant, Muzette. tSiUle, William, jeweler, Kellettville. Stiles it Evans, merchants, Endeavor, Swilr.er, Harry, cigars, Endeavor. Scowden, J. C, hardware, Tionesta. Sigworth, S. 8., hardware, Tionesta. Stewart, J. A., cigars, Tionesta. Stewart, J. A., restaurant, Tionesta. Stewart, J. A., billiards and pool, Tionesta. Sandrock, Mrs. J. N., millinery, Tioues- ta. Snndgrass, Thos , merchant, Tionesta, Hhipe, II. A., broker, Marienville. Turner, J. A., merchant, West Hickory. Van Horn A Shields, merchants, Clar ington. Van Horn A. M., merchant, Pigeon. Vail, J. S., merchant, West Hickory. Wilson A Kliuger, merchants, Marien ville. Watson A Co.. merchants, Kellettville. Wood, Mrs. V., merchant, West Hick ory. " Weaver, Charles, clears, Tionesta. Wolf, Andrew, merchant, Jnhnlown, Wilson, George, butcher, Tionesta. Young, J. J., cigars, Marienville. Younders, Mike, merchant, Brookston. NOTICE is hereby given to all persons concerned that an appeal from the fore gnlngsppraiseuiont will be held at the of fice of the County Treasurer, In Tionesta, Pa., Wednesday, April 22, 1908, when and where they may attend if they see proper. W. C. BROWN. Mercantile Appraiser. C,Do you remember, aa a boy, how delighted you were with your first STEVENS? Truly an event at that time. Give YOUR BOY a STEVENS now. Will add to his happiness and education. MAKE A MAN OF YOUR BOY I- If yon cannot obtain BTE7EIIB EIFLIS for 9 ctnta 8H0TQUNS In itampi to FIST0LQ piypo.Ugi,wa from your Cmltr, wm wnd 71m v ihlp airtct, our eomplH txnrci prepaid, ISO-pago Fin- pon nl)! of arm cUlp. Cftt&log Prici. J. STEVENS ARMS & TOOL CO. P.O. Box 4008. Chicopco Falls, Mass. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy Cures Colds, Croup and Whooping Cough. IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE IN THIS PAPER RESCUER IT DEATH Second Explosion at the Hanna Mine Killed 50 More Men. Bomb Thrower Mangled The Senate Passes the Aldrich Bill Refused Hearing on Free Pulp Franchot't Death Due to Accident Chester Gillette Executed. Between 05 and 70 miners lost their lives in a series of explosions late on Saturday night in coal mine No. 1 of the Union Pacific Coal company at 'lanna, Wyo. The explosions were caused by coal dust and each was fol lowed by fire. The first explosion occurred at 3 o'clock In the afternoon, killing eigh teen miners, Including a superinten dent and three bosses. The second explosion occurred at 1.0:30 o'clock at night, snuffing out the lives of from 40 to 50 rescuers, In cluding State Mine Inspector D. M. Elle. The names of the men killed In first explosion are shown in the compa ny's books, but those of the rescu ers are not shown, as no record was kept of those who volunteered for this dangerous work. The regular force of men employed at mines Nos. 2 and 3 were pressed in to rescue work, which Is extremely difficult. The bodies of four of the eighteen men who lost their lives In the first explosion, were found Saturday night, but owing to the Increased volume of gas, which threatened to explode at any moment, no effort was made to remove them to the surface. Fire started in the colliery a week ago. Since that time attempts at reg ular Intervals were made to extinguish the blaze. Saturday it was deemed unsafe to send miners down Into the workings, and they were told not to report for duty. Superintendent Brlggs, with the best and most exper ienced men in the camp, went into the mine to fight the fire, but at 2 o'clock the flames were beyond their control. At 3 o'clock the fire reached the gas and a terrific explosion followed. In a few minutes many men volunteered to enter the mine and to rescue any possible survivor. The fire hindered the rescuers, but they made some progress. After a long struggle the volunteers got well Into the mine. Those on the surface had begun, to ex pect results from the Intrepid daring of the rescuers, but at 10:30 o'clock the enmp was startled by a second ex plosion that partly shut off the shaft of the mine and' most likely killed the volunteers. The victims are all be low the tenth level and It Is probable that the flames have consumed their bodies. Bomb Thrower Badly Mangled. It proved a busy Sunday for the po lice of New York and the Socialists who were responsible for Saturday's demonstration of unemployed that ended In a bomb explosion. Sellgman Silversteln, the youth In whose hands the bomb exploded as he was about to hurl It at Captain Miles O'Reilly and his squad of twenty men, Is still alive at Bellevue hospital. Though the explosion tore off his right hand, temporarily blinded him and caused frightful bodily injuries he may survive. As yet he cannot see, but the sight of one.pye may be re stored. Seven 'men arrested after the bomb explosion were arraigned In court. Of the number six called themselves Russians. One of them was an Amer ican. The foreigners were held In $3,000 ball ench for further examina tion, while the American was held without bail. They are-charged with taking part in a riot. The body of Ignatz Hildehrand, the only person killed by the bomb explo sion, was given to his wife and taken to Orange, N. J., for burial. Mrs. Hildehrand, said that her husband had owned several tailor shops In New York but recently had been Interested In a grocery at Rosevllle, N. J. He had been In this country thirty years, was a Republican and so far as she knew always voted that ticket. The police did not make much pro gress" with Silversteln, who although able to talk, would not discuss his act. He appeared indifferent to his fate, and when asked If he would see his two sisters, who had called at the hospital, replied only: "I don't want to pee them and could not If I wanted to. They can see me If they wish." Senate Passed the Aldrich Bill. The Aldrich currency bill was passed by the United States senate by a vote of 42 to 1G, In the niain a party vote. Previous to the taking of the vote on the Aldrich bill ft vote was taken on the Bailey sub stitute authorizing the government, Instead of the national banks, to Is sue the emergency circulation for which the bill provides. The vote on the substitute stood 42 to 12 and this vote was entirely par tisan, even Senator LaFollette cast ing his vote with the Republicans. The bill has been before the senate since Jan. 9. An Interesting feature of the pas sage of the bill was a reiteration by Mr. Aldrich of his promise to bring In a bill for an Investigation of the en tire banking system of the country with a view to Instituting reforms. As passed the bill provides for not more than $500,000,000 of emergency currency to be Issued to national banks upon deposit by them of state, county and municipal bonds to be ap proved by the secretary of the treas ury. The currency is to be issued with a view of securing an equitable distribution of the currency over the United StateB and in accordance with the unimpaired capital and surplus of banks in each state. Banks are to pay for this emergency circulation one-half of 1 per cent a month during the first four months it is circulated and afterwards three-quarters of J per cent a month. Refused Hearing on Free Pulp. The effort on the part of the American Newspaper Publishers' as sociation to secure legislation by con gress putting print paper and wood pulp tn the free list has received a sudden shock because of the absolute refusal of the ways and means com mittee to even give them a hearing.' Mr. Rldder, speaking on the sub ject, said: "I have seen President Roosevelt on this subject repeatedly and he gave me the most positive assurances that he would send a special message to congress urging that print paper and wood pulp be put upon the free list. On the strength of his statement I have urged the newspaper publishers of the United States to support him In his efforts to do us justice. "Apparently the sole obstruction ists are on the ways and means com mittee, and I hope the publishers of the country will take Immediate steps to bring a majority of that com mittee to a realilzng sense of their duty In the matter. Unless prompt and vigorous action is taken the meas ure is likely to fall. If It does the paper combine will maintain the pres ent high prices, or may even make it an excuse for . advancing these prices. "If we fail to put the manufactured article on the free list the Canadian government may Impose a prohibitive export duty on the logs and then the situation would become most serious. It would not only prove disastrous to the public Interests, but it means that there would be a still greater de struction of our forests with all the attendant evil consequences.'" Senator's Death Due to an Accident. Senator S. P. Franchot, who died in Montreal Tuesday morning following an operation, received the injuries which resulted in his death by falling headlong over the balustrade of a stairway in his home on Buffalo avenue,- Niagara Falls. Mr. Franchot carried a heavy accident insurance and it is known that the companies Interested have been informed of the manner in which he was injured. Senator Franchot came home from Buffalo about 7 o'clock on the night he received the injuries. Mrs. Fran chot was at bis bedside only a few minutes before the accident, when he appeared to be sleeping peacefully. It is supposed Senator Franchot start ed for the bathroom when halt awake and lost his way in the dark hallway. In the descent his body struck tbe lower stairway railing and then tum bled to the floor. His spine was in jured, resulting in paralysis of the lower limbs. Chester Gillette Executed. Chester Gillette of Herkimer was executed In the electric chair on Monday morning at Auburn prison for the murder of his sweetheart, Grace Brown, In Big Moose lake in the summer of 1900. The news that Governor Hughes had finally declined to interfere and stay the execution was received late on Sunday after noon and was communicated to Gil lette, who heard the words that took away his only hope for life with that same stoicism and' Indifference that has marked his conduct during and since his memorable trial at Herki mer, N. Y. Mrs. Gillette, the mother, was prostrated when she heard the news. Want 20-Foot Channel In Hudson. Representatives from Albany, Troy, Watervliet, Rensselaer and various villages In the vicinity met at Al bany Thursday and discussed plans for a twenty-foot channel in the Hud son river from Troy to Coxsackle, at an estimated cost, to be paid by the United States government, of about $20,000,000. A committee represent ing the Chambers of Commerce of Al bany, Troy, Watervliet and Rensse laer was appointed to present plans at a subsequent meeting, to bring about the desired results. It is in tended to petition congress to make the proposed improvements. Project to Raise a Great Buffalo Herd. Dr. William T. Hornaday, president of the American Bison society, an nounced the completion of plans for the preservation of American bison on a projected permanent national, bison range, 12,800 acres In extent, on the Flathead Indian reservation in North western Montana. Dr. Hornaday has been authorized by the society to give the federal government a herd of twenty bison, which on the permanent range are expected to Increase to 1,000 within the lifetime of men now living. President Roosevelt and Earl Grey are honorary officers of the American Bison society. Emperor Wllliam'i Change of Front. Emperor William, having been fully advised as to the president's attitude and the feeling of the American pub lic In regard to the alleged refusal of his majesty to receive Dr. David Jayne Hill as American ambassador to Ger-' many In succession to Charlemagne Tower, has withdrawn all the expres sions of disapproval he recently sent to President Roosevelt and would be pleased to receive Dr. Hill as ambas sador. The emperor has caused this view to be communicated to President Roosevelt BERKMAN CONNECTED Indirectly With Union Square Bomb Thrower. Magistrate Released Berkman on His Own Parole If Mangled Bomb Thrower Recovers He Will Be Tried For Killing Ignatz Hildehrand, Who Waa an Innocent Bystander. New York, March 31. Efforts of the police to connect Sellg Silversteln, the Union Square bomb thrower, Kith tbe groups of anarchists have been successful, but thus far they have been unable to prove that the sensational crime of Saturday was furthered in any way by these asso ciates. Theie developments followed the arrest of Alexander Berkman, the an archist leader and companion of Em ma Goldman, who served twelve and a half years In prison for shooting Henry C. Frlck, the capitalist and former steel manufacturer of Pitts burg. The detectives showed, when Berk man was arraigned in court, that Sil versteln held a card of membership in the Anarchists' Federated union, of which Berknuvi Is treasurer, and that this card was signed by Berkman, but their attempt to show that Berkman knew Silversteln or that he and his associates had in any direct way In cited the bomb throwing was for the time futile. Magistrate Would Not Hold Him. The police asked Magistrate Droege, before whom Berkman was arraigned, to hold the avowed anarchist for 48 hours as a suspicious person, but in the absence of any definite charge the magistrate refused their request. The magistrate released Berkman on his own parole, the latter promising to appear whenever wanted. Berkman was taken into custody while in the office of Mother Earth, an anarchist newspaper, at No. 210 East Thirteenth street. Berkman declared that he had expected arrest and had given up some lecturing appointments In anticipation thereof. He willingly accompanied the detectives to police headquarters, where he was closely questioned by Inspector McCafferty. Afterwards he was lined up with a crowd of other prisoners so that the detectives might take a look at him. "This man admits that he shot Henry C. Frlck and that he served twelve years and a half for It," said the Inspector, facing the anarchist. "The shooting of Frlck was a per sonal matter," said Berkman. "The true anarchist does not believe in vio lence. He, believes In working by peaceful" means." After admitting that he had signed the anarchistic membership card found In Sllverstein's possession Berk man was taken to the hospital to con front Silversteln, but there was noth ing In the meeting to indicate that the two anarchists had ever met before. Berkman said that he had never seen Silversteln and the latter, who lay blindfolded on his cot because of In juries to his eyes, said, after he heard Berkman's voice in conversation, that he did not know the man. "I am the secretary of the union," Berkman said In court referring to the card and letters that were Intro duced, "and my name was used In the letters that were sent out. In the letters were only appeals for funds. We are always soliciting money. We need money for the families or the men who were killed In Philadelphia and the men who are to be tried here. I remained at my house so that the police could arrest me, for I wanted to have this thing cleared up at once and have a chance to prove my Inno cence." Bomb Thrower Likely to Survive. Sellg Silversteln, the homo thrower, though he Is said to he a sufferer from organic disease of the heart. Is likely to survive the terrible Injuries he suffered In the explosion. If he recovers he will be placed on trial for murder In the first degree for killing Ignatz Hlldebrand, who, It now ap pears, was an innocent bystander at tracted to Union Square park only through curiosity. The alertness of the police to sup press anarchistic and socialistic manifestations was evidenced when they took lntoHistody Michael Du mas, said to Te a former Paterson, N. J., silk weaver, for pasting Social istic propaganda on letter boxes. Du mas, in court, denied that he was an inarchist and Bald he was opposed to violence In every form. He was held nevertheless In $500 for further ex amination. Stevens' Family Gets $100,000. Tokio, March 31. The emperor has bestowed upon the late Durham White Stevens, who was assassinated In San Francisco by a Corean, the decoration of the Grand Rising Sun, the highest order in Japan. The Jap anese government will give 150,000 yen (about $73,000) to the family of the murdered diplomat and the Cor ean government will give them GO.OW) yen, In all about $100,000. Winnipeg to Buy Electric Railway. Winnipeg, Mun., March 31. It was learned that the Winnipeg Electric Railway company Is about to close ne gotiations for the sale of Its entire plant here to the city. Including the street railway, electric light and power plant. The deal involves many million dollars. HOME RULE FOR IRELAND. House of Commons Adopts Redmond's Amended Resolution. London, March 31. The house of commons last night, after a lengthy debate on the question of home rule for Ireland, adopted by a vote of 313 to 157 a resolution moved by John E. Redmond, the Nationalist leader, that "in the opinion of this house a solution of this question can only be attained by giving the Irish people legislative and executive control of all purely Irish affairs," after It had been amended by adding the words "all subject to the supreme authority of the Imperial parliament." It was known beforehand that the debate could not have but an academ ic interest, because the government already had pledged itself that there would be no deal in the matter of home rule until it had been given a mandate at the general election. But the de bate was made notable enough through the strong declaration of Chancellor Asquith, which was all the weightier because made at the mo ment Mr. Asqulth was actually assum ing the premiership. Mr. Balfour In a brief speech had accused his opponents of Rpeaklng with two meanings, a Radical mean ing and a Nationalist meaning. He asked how It was conceivably possible to carry out great Irish reforms with British money, except by a British parliament, and Ironically challenged Mr. Asquith to cleai up this ambig uity. Amid ironical Unionist laughter, Mr. Asqulth rose and said that never in his life had he felt less embarrassed. For over twenty years he himself and his colleagues had steadily and con sistently advocated self-government for Ireland's purely local affairs. He held that opinion now as strongly as ever. He could not, however, support Mr. Redmond's motion In Its present iform, because he found In It no explicit recognition of Imperial supremacy, and, further, because no parliament would be justified In embarking Biich a task unless the matter first had been submitted to the electorate. It would be a gross and inexcusable violation of their promises to do so In lifetime of the present parliament. As far as the present parliament was concerned, he said, they had expressed their powers In regard to the problem of Irish government In the Irish coun cils bill last year. Timothy Healy closed the debate, declaring that Mr. Asqulth was mis taken If he supposed he would com mend himself to the Irish nation by his speech. Earl Percy, on behalf of the Union ists, moved an amendment declaring the house unalterably opposed to the creation of an Irish parliament with a responsible executive, but the amendment was rejected. Suicide Wanted Body Cremated. Bay City, Mich., March 31. Melvin A. Root, who shot himself In Buffalo after arranging to have his body cre mated, was a prominent real estate dealer and owner of an estate esti mated to be worth $50,000. After his wife's death, Root Induced Jared M. Snyder to move here from Washing ton with his family, deeding to Sny der a part of his property. In return, they were to give him a home for life. Later Root brought a suit to eject them from the house and to annul the deed he had given them. His be lief played a prominent part In the suit. Root declaring that the presence of the Snyder family in his home was objectionable to hU wife's spirit, and that she had told him that they must leave. Root lost his suit. Bryan and Harmon at Dollar Banquet. Kansas City, Mo., March 31. Dem ocrats from all parts of Missouri to the number of 2.0MO attended a dol lar banquet In Convention hall last night under the auspices of the Young Men's Democratic club of Missouri. William J. Bryan and Judson Harmon were the guests of honor and princi pal speakers. Some 15,000 persons thronged the hall as auditors and cheered the speakers. The meeting was essentially a Bryan affair, spon taneous enthusiasm marking every mention of his candidacy for the presidency. The reception accorded Mr. Harmon was no less cordial, and suggestions promising him high hon ors from his party were enthusiastic ally received. Captain Indicted For Cruelty. San Juan. P. R., March 31. The fed eral grand jury has returned an in dictment against Captain George Wor Iey, master of the United States col lier Aberanda, charging him with In human treatment of his men nt sea in violation of the federal statutes. The Indictment Is the result of the grand jury's investigation of the murder of Walter Welchert. chief officer of the collier, who was killed at San Juan by Carpenter Alexander Dickson on Feb. 20 last. A hu ge number of the Aberanda's r-rew are held here as wit nesses In the case. Two Men Killed by Dynamite. Marquette, Mich., March 31. Albert Gren, aged 21. and Rubin Dawe, aged 28, were instantly killed at the Aus tin mines at Swansea, when four sticks of dynamite which a worker was holding exploded. A fellow miner six feet distant escaped without a scratch. Swiss Mountain Tunnel Completed. Berne, Switzerland, March 31. The federal railroad tunnel through the Rlcken mountains, near Iike Zurich, ;was completed today. Construction on the tunnel, which Is nearly five miles long, was begun four years ago. THIEVES PURLOIN RECORDS. Mysterious Theft of Nerthside Delin quent Tax Books. Pittsburg, March 31. Two large and Important books containing a rec ord of the delinquent taxes collected In Allegheny In 1902 and 1903 have been stolen and as a consequence matters are in complicated shape In the office of the delinquent tax collec tor. Several city detectives are mak ing every endeavor to recover the books. The books were stolen from North side City hall two weeks ago, when the accounts of the old delinquent tax collector's office of Allegheny were being removed to the office of Delln fluent Tax Collector L. R. Goshorn, in (he Smithfleld street Municipal build ing. The thief's object in stealing the books Is a mystery and the means he used to spirit them away from City hall without being detected is also puzzling Collector Goshorn and the detectives who have been working on the case for several days. That the person who took the books Intended to cover up something or to Jeprlve the city of facts concerning delinquent property Mr. Goshorn said yesterday there Is no question. De tectives Kelly, Leff and Lall-y for sev ?ral days have been making efforts to find some trace of the books or a clew concerning the robbery, but without avail. Northside detectives have also Join ed in the search, hut all they have learned Is that the books were seen In the old delinquent tax collector's of fice on the second floor of the North side City hall on the day that the ac counts and fixtures of the officers were removed to Pittsburg. The books which have disappeared are known as the condensed duplicates of 19.1-2 and 1903. They contained a con densed record of all the business transacted In the Allegheny collector's office for the ypar, also a list of all de linquent properties and properties against which liens have been filed. Until the hooks have been recov ered affairs will be In serious shape In the delinquent tax collector's office. The absence of the accounts for the two years will complicate matters, for the records which were stolen were the only ones for the years 1902 and 19il" that were preserved. BURGLAR DRUGS WOMAN. Bloodhound Used to Track Suspect and Capture Made. Washington, Pa., March 31. Charged with the theft of $1,500 worth of jewelry from the home of Mrs. James E. Duncan In East Wheeling street, after drugging Mrs. Duncan so Khe was unconscious seven hours, Charles Coinelta,, an Italian, is in Jail, while Ralph Mario, a fellow coun tryman, Is held as an accomplice. None of the loot was recovered. Miss Amy Duncan was awakened In the night and saw a man standing be fore her dresser. She stirred and the man lied. Hastening to her mother's room Miss Duncan found the elder woman unconscious. A doctor was Biininioned and he finally resuscitated Mrs. Duncan. Officers sent to MoundsvIIle for a bloodhound, which shortly after its arrival ran to a house In Houston street, where Ralph Mario Is the al leged proprietor of a speakeasy. Cornett.i. who was drinking, took fright at the dog and eight officers and Red through a rear window. Twelve shots were fired before the man was captured. Although considerable money wis found on him Cornet ta had no Jewelry und none could he found In Mario's place. A week ago telephone wires to the Duncan residence were cut, tut robbers who attempted an entrance were frightened away. Capitol Cases Drag. Ilarrlshiirg. March 31. The attor neys for the men convicted In the re cent Capitol contract conspiracy case will take the fullest advantage of the thirty-day time limit In filing their reason for a new trial and the argu ment on the motion may not be heard until the latter part of next month. The preliminary papers for the first of the civil actions ill be filed by the end of May, possibly during the progress of the next cases to be taken up by court and jury. Bride From Damascus. Greensbuig, March 31. From an cient Damascus to Greenville pretty Mary Hainld Agorrl Journeyed tj wed John Cullle, touching three continents anil crossing two seas. Several years ago Cullle came to this coiiuiry, nf.rr promising to send for the girl. When the bride-elect reached here last Fri day Cullio had the trousseau reidy, and yesterday morning they were married In St. Michael's churoh. Wrestling Bout Proves Fatal. Philadelphia. March 31. Albert Harrison, aged 18 years, died in a hospital here from Injuries received In a friendly wrestling bout In the northeastern section of the city. A companion with whom he was wrest ling threw him over his shoulder. Ilarrlscn fell upon his heud, breaking his nock. Thirteen of Bark's Crew Drowned. Mnndal. Norway. March 31. The Norwegian bark Inglewood, recently from New York for Stockholm, and arriving here on the 2Hh, caught Are Saturday, llhewas loaded with nauh- tiia and subsequently blew up. sink ing In forty feet of water. Thirteen of the crew were drowned.