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Jtmiiesou, W. J. Campbell. Constable Archie Clark, Collector W. II. Hood. fk'Jiool Directors i. C. Scowden, U. M. Herman, Q. JauileHon, J. J. Landers, J. K. Clark, W. O. Wynmn. FOREST COUNTY OFFICERS. Member of Congress N. P. Wheeler. Member of Senate J. K. P. Hall. Assembly W. O. Shields. President Judge W. M. Lindsey. Associate Judges F. X. K re 1 tier, P. C. Hill. Prothonotitry , Register it Recorder, tc. -J. C. ()eint. Sheriff. A. W. 81 roup. Treasurer Geo. W. Holnnian. Commissioners Leonard Agnew, An drew Wolf, Philip Kmert. District Attorney A. O. Urown. Jury Commissioner J . B. Eden, II. II. McClollan. Coroner Dr C. Y. Detar. County. Auditor-George II. Warden, K. L. llaugb, 8. T. Carson. County ttorveyorD. W. Clark. Cbunfy Superintendent 1). W. Morri son. ltr(ulr Terms mt Court. Fourth Monday of February. Third Monday of May. Fourth Monday of Hoptemlier. Third Monday of November. Regular Meetings of County Commis sioners 1st and 3d Tuesdays ot montb. Church and Mabbalh Nchool. Presbyterian Sabbath School at9:45 a. in. s M. K. Sabbath School at 10:00 a. in. Preaching In M. K. Church every Sab bath evenlnir by Kov. W. O. Calhoun. Preaching in the F. M. Church every Sabbath evening at the usual hour. Rev. E. L. Monroe, Pastor. Preaching in the Presbyterian church everv Sabbath at 11:00 a. in. and 7:30 p. in. Rev. II. A. Jiailey, Pastor. The regular meetings of the W. C. T. U. are held at the headquarters on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each montb. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. OM'.NESTA LODGE, No. 369, 1. 0. 0. K. A Meets every Tuesday evening, in Odd Fellows' Hall, Partridge building. CAPT. G EORG E STOW POST, No. 274 G. A, R. Meets 1st and 3d Monday evening in each month. CAPT. GEORGE STOW CORPS, No. 137, W. R. C, meets Brut and third Weduesday evening of each month. RITCHEY A CARRINGER. ATTORN EYS-AT-LAW, Tlonesla, Pa. CURTIS M. 8UAWKEY, ATfORN E Y-AT- LA W ' Warren, Pa. Practice in Forest Co. AO BROWN, ATTORN EY-AT-LAW. Office In Arner Building, Cor. Elm and Bridge Sts., Tlonesta, Pa. rRANK S. HUNTER, D. I). S. Rooms over Citizens Nat. Hank. TION EST A, PA. D R. F. J. BOVARD, Physician is surgeon, TION EST A, PA. DR. J. C. DUNN, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, and DRUGGIST. Otnce over store, Tlonesla, Pa. Professional calls prompt ly responded to at all hours of day or night. Resldeuce Elm St., between Grove's grocery and Oerow'a restaurant. D R. J. B. BIGGINS, Physiclau 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 Improvements. Heated and lighted throughout with natural gas, bathrooms, hot aud cold water, etc. The comforts of guests never neglected. CENTRAL HOUSE, GEROW A GEROW Proprietor. Tionseta, Pa. This is the most centrally located hotel In the place, and has all the modem Improvements. No pains will be spared to make it a pleasant stopping place for the traveling public. First clans Livery in connection. ptllL. KMERT FANCY BOOT A HHOKMAKER. Shop over R. L. Haslet's grocery ktore on Elm street. Is prepared to do all Kinds of custom work from the finest to the coarsest and guarantees bis work to f ive perfect satisfaction. Prompt atten ion giveu to mending, and prices rea sonable. Fred. Orcttenbcrger GENERAL BLACKSMITH & MACHINIST. All work pertaining to Machinery, En gines, Oil Well Tools, Gas or Water Fit tings and Gonoral Blacksmitliing prompt ly (lone at Low Rates. Repairing Mill Machinery given special attention, and satisfaction guaranteed. Shop In rear of and just west of the Shaw House, Tidioute, Pa. Your patronage solicited. FRED. GRETTENBERGER JAMES HASLET, GENERAL MERCHANTS, Furniture Dealers, AND UNDERTAKERS. TIONESTA. PENN OFTIGIAK Office 1 7X National Bank Building, OIL CITY, PA. Eyes examined free. Exclusively optical. T States His Assets Are $128,012 and Liabilities $453,140. Fleet Reaches New Zealand Merclv ant and Priest Killed by Auto Can adian Pacific Strike To Improve Country Life Zeppelin's Airship Destroyed Steamer Sunk. A voluntary petition In bankruptcy was filed Frldny night In the United e'tatcg court at Pittsburg by Attor ney Charles Morschauser, New York, representing llnrry K. Thaw of that city, who Is now confined In the Dutch ess county, N. Y., Jail. In the petition Thaw states that l.ts HHsets are $128,012, and hla llabilltHs $453,140. Roger O'Mura, a well-known Pitts burg detective and personal .'.lend of the Thaw family, was appointed re ceiver. Hii) bond was placed at $200, 000 and John Newell and JaniM W. Piatt, two prominent business men ot this city, became security for Mr. O'Mara. The most interesting Information Riven regarding the proceedings Is to be found in the petition asking for the appointment of a receiver, in which it is alleged the action is taken for the purpose of preventing his property being dissipated In litigation over claims, many of which are unjust. The figures in the bankruptcy peti tion show that this refers to the law yers and doctors. Thaw states that he is confined In Jail in Dutchess county, N. Y and Is likely to be there for some time. He Eays some of his creditors have com menced suits against him and others are contemplating similar action. He Is nnnhle. he says, to give the litiga tion his attention, owing to tho con finement. Loans amounting to $191,500 from his mother, Mrs. William Thaw, are not disputed. Among the disputed claims are the following: John H. Gleason, New York, $80,000; llartridge & Peabody, New York. $ilO.()00; J. J. Graham, Now burgh, X. Y $7.!)54; Dr. Hammond, New Yoik. $.').00; Dr. Wagner, Bing hamton, N. Y.. $1,400; Dr. Jelliffe, New York, f 5.2 15; Dr. Jones, Morrlstown, N. .T., $6,000; Martin Littleton, New York, $S.055; Dr. Hamilton, New York, $12,000; Dr. Dana, New York, $1,600. Battleships In New Zealand. Cloudy weather greeted the land ing Sunday of Admiral Sperry, com-mander-ln-cliief of tho American fleet, and his olllcers, at Auckland, N. Z to receive official welcome to Austral asian waters at tho hands of Prime Minister Sir Joseph George Ward of the government. The landing was made at the newly erected quay at the foot of Queen street, the city's principal thoroughfare, at the shore end of which an elaborately decorated stand had been erected for the reception. Grouped about tho prime minister were the members of the cabinet and various town, borough and district rep resentatives of the dominion. Immense crowds thronged tho streets and the verandas and roofs of houses adjacent were moving masses of humanity. It was a great recep tion ar.d unbounded enthusiasm pre vailed. In his address Sir George eulogized President Roosevelt as representing the best traditions of the common blood of two countries. He then pre sented to Admiral Sperry for Presi dent Roosevelt a decorated gold and silver album, suitably Inscribed, of the visit of the fleet to New Zealand. The American commander-in-chief, In replying to the prime minister, said that no greeting would appeal more strongly to President Roosevelt than that coming from a people small In number but great In achievements. A reception of the American fleet, the admiral continued, showed that the ties of blood and friendship meant more than people understood. In his address of welcome on behalf of the citizens of New Zealand, Lord Plunket, the governor, said that King Edward and President Roosevelt were honored, not because of their posi tion but for the noble work they had done and were doing for their coun tries and for humanity. Merchant and Priest Killed by Auto. When an automobile plunged over 3 steep embankment on the Michaw road near Sylvania, Ohio, on Sunday morning, Charles W. Pohlmann, a wealthy Cleveland importer and mer chant ' tailor, and Father George Va lley, pastor of St. Columbklll's parish, Cleveland, were Instantly killed be neath the car. Mrs. Charles W. Pohlmann, her daughter Florence and F. C. Dletzel, a Cleveland dentist, were in the car but were saved from injury by the up right at the back of the ton ilea u. The automobile tumbled to the bot tom of the embankment bottom side up. The priest's head was crushed, and Mr. Pohlmann, who was driving tho machine, had his chest crushed. Father Vahey died instantly and Mr. Pohlmann lived less than a minute. The party left Cleveland at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon and spent the night in Fremont. They arrived In Toledo Sunday. Mr. Pohlmann guided his machine to the side of the road to avoid a deep hole In It, but the sides of the embankment are thickly lined with shrubbery and Bmall- trees and the party did not realize that they jncealed a steep bank. THAW BANKRUP WRIGHT'S AEROPLANE. Sailed Up and Down the Field at Varying Heights. .Lemons' Aug. 1. After two false starts Wilbur Wright, the Dayton, O., aeroplanlst, made a sucessful ascen sion here. The machine flew about two kilometers (1.24 miles) In one minute 43 seconds, official time. Owing to the '.uteness of the hour Mr. Wright decided not to try a longer run. The flight was viewed by several thousand people. Mr. Wright divided tho morn ing and the afternoon poring over and testing his aeroplane and trying to ward oft the active army of photogra phers who were clamoring to take a picture of himself and his aeroplane, lie rights for which have already been rontracted for. When a French army captain snapped the machine, Mr. Wright insisted that the plates be handed over to him or destroyed. The evolutions were carried out with tho same ease and mastery as those of Saturday. Mr. Wright caused the machine to swerve out of a direct line of flight and to describe two loops, like a great figure eight. The first false start was due to the clumsiness of an assistant, who held on to the aeroplane too long, thereby causing Its right wing to touch the ground and giving the machine such an unmanageable tilt to starboard that .Mr. Wright made a landing after traversing only fifty feet. On the second trial Mr. Wright got away well and the machine rose to thirty feet. It had traversed 600 feet when suddenly it approached too near the branches of some trees. The mo tor did not perform Its functions prop erly and Mr. Wright landed In good style. Undismayed by these two failures Mr. Wright. Just at dusk, again as cended and this time sailed up and down the field at varying heights and finallv landed directly In front of the grandstand, to the accompaniment of a burst of applause. TROLLEY GARS MEET HEAD-ON. Three Men Were Killed and Six Fatally Injured. Dayton, O., Aug. 11. Three persons were killed and eighteen Injured in a head-on collision between two limited cars of the Western Ohio company line between Sidney and Plqua at 6:30 o'clock Inst night. The dead: William Bailey, Plqua, O.; William McQuillan, Lockington, O.; James Kohl. Detroit, Mich. Fatally Injured: L. E. Hengenrod, Lockington, O.; Charles McClure, Sid ney, O.; George Ilobinson, banker, Sid ney. O.; Charles Hale, niotorman; Oeorge Hax, Baltimore, Md.; C. S. Hart, West Point, Ind. The northbound car out of Plqua was running on time, while the south bound car out of Sidney was late and runnlg at great speed. The cars met almost directly In front of the Shelby county Infirmary, to which the dead and Injured were conveyed. Physi cians and surgeons were hurried to the scene In automobiles from Sidney. The cause of the wreck has not been ascertained. International Typographical Union. Boston, Aug. 11. State and city united in a cordial welcome to the delegates attending the 54th annual convention of the International Typo graphical union, the seventh annual convention of the International Stereo typers and Electrotypers' union, the Mailers Trade district union, a subor dinate organization, and the Women's Auxiliary of the I. T. IT. Addresses of welcome were made by Mayor Mb bard, John H. Fahey for the Boston Newspaper Publishers' association and others. James M. Lynch, president of the International Typographical union, responded. The work of the eight hour committee was commended and the reports on that subject were the principal matters of business con ducted. Proposed Railway to Hudson Bay. Ottawa, Ont., Aug. 11. The first step toward the actual realization of the long-mooted scheme of a railway to Hudson bay will be taken this week with the departure of a surveying party of 100 men from Winnipeg to lo cate the route of the proposed rail way. The survey Is to be pushed with all possible speed and It Is expected that parliament will receive the report of the surveyors early in January next, thus allowing legislation to go through at once so that the work of construction may begin next year. Kisses For Dorando. London, Aug. 11. Hundreds' of Italians residing in the Soho district went to Charing Cross station to bid farewell to Dorando, the Italian run ner, who was starting on his return to Turin. The occasion was one great Bsculatory tribute. By royal com mand Dorando will visit King Victor Emmanuel at Stuplnlgi on Tuesday. Dutch Cruiser For Foreign Service. Amsterdam, Aug. 11. The naval authorities here were definitely In structed today to prepare the Dutch cruiser Frlesland for foreign service. Although Venezuela 1b not mentioned In the orders It Is assumed that the Instructions are connected with the Dutch-Venezuelan dlsuutes. E Eight Men Were Killed and a Number Injured. Mill Had Been Closed Down and Men Were Engaged Making Repair to an Engine Mill Wat Demolished and an Adjoining Plant Was Badly Damaged Box Cars on a Sidlnp Were Blown to Splinters. V York, Pa., Aug. 11. Eight men Were killed, nearly a score of others seriously Injured and thousands of dollars worth of property damaged by the explosion of a boiler In the York Boiling mill late yesterday. The dead: John Clency, York; Ben jamin Bremer, Harry Seachrlst, Paoll Pucl, Alfred Struck, John Slossman, Harry Feger, all of Columbia, Pa.; Edward Fltler, Marietta, Pa. The boiler, which was located In the center of the mill, exploded without warning, thousands of persons having been attracted to tho scene by the shock. Hospital ambulances were hurried to the scene of the explosion but ow ing to the number of dead and in jured delivery wagons and other con veyances were pressed into service. While the Injured were being look ed after the bodies of the dead were being carried from the ruins of the building. Most of those killed were so badly mangled that Identity was almost Impossible. The mill had been closed down for about a week and two score of men were engaged In making repairs to an engine. The men were working close to the boiler and when the explosion occurred not one of them was able to make his escape. The shock was so terrific that It de molished a large portion of the mill and sent heavy pieces of twisted Iron and metal In all directions. The plant of the Broomell, Schmidt A Steacy company, located near the scene of the explosion, was badly dam aged, and a horse which was standing 300 yards distant from the mill was killed. Box cars on the railroad siding and adjoining the mill were torn to splint ers and several persons close to the damaged building at the time ot the explosion were slightly Injured by fly ing debris. The Bhock was felt over the entire city. The head of the boiler, about four feet square, was hurled nearly a block. All the Injured are expected to re cover. ALLEGED NEGLECT OF DUTY. Charges Filed Against Sheriff John Bradley, Jr., of Saratoga County. Saratoga, N. Y.. Aug. 11. Copies of charges of alleged neglect of duty, for failure to suppress the alleged gam bling at Saratoga Springs, with a re quest for his removal from office, were served upon Sheriff John Bradley, Jr., of Saratoga county last night by Ben Smith, confidential stenographer to Governor Hughes. The charges were filed with Gover nor Hughes by Dr. Walter Laldlaw, as chaIrninnof the Anti-Racetrack gam bling campaign jcommittee, with offices at 119 East Nineteenth street, New York. Sheriff Bradley Is summoned to ap pear In his own defense in tho execu tive chambers at Albany on Aug. 17 at 3 p. m. The governor has directed Sheriff Bradley to file his answer to the charges by that time. The charges consist of eight speci fications and are dated New York city Aug. 8. The Anti-Racetrack Gam bling Campaign committee, which was deeply Interested In the passage of the so-called Agnew-Hart anti-racetrack gambling bills, alleges among other things that although Sheriff Bradley's attention was specifically called to vi olations of the anti-racetrack gambling laws, gambling was still permitted. It Is also alleged that book makers were permitted to carry on their business. Series of Mysterious Thefts. Rome, N. Y., Aug. 11. A. P. Will iams, a jeweler of this city, has been the victim of a series of mysterious thefts. A number of valuable ar ticles of jewelry were stolen, and all from one of the show windows. There was no Indication that the thief had broken In or that the locks or fasten ings had been tampered with. On Saturday morning it was found that the window had been robbed of about $75 worth of Jewelry. A thorough and systematic search was Inaugurated; and the missing Jewelry was found In a rats' nest in the cellar. The rats had gained access to the window through a hole In the bottom. Wreckers Imperil Big Picnic Train. Altoona, Pa., Aug. 11. A picnic train carrying several hundred mem bers of the Falrvlew Methodist Epis copal church for an outing at Wop sononock was saved from disaster by the engineer, who stopped in time to avoid striking a plank that had been placed so as to throw the train over an embankment. State Buys Forest Lands. Albany, Aug. 11. The state land purchasing board at a meeting closed negotiations for the purchase of about 1,000 acres of forest land In the Cats kills. The prices, ranged from $3 to $4.50 an acre. The different pieces of land lie in Greene, Ulster and Sulli van couatlaa. MILL BOIL EVIDENCE OF GOOD FEELING. Sherman Would Have Organizations Cheer as They Pass Under Bryan Banner. Utlca, Aug. 11. Vice Presidential Nominee Sherman has received from Green McCurtain, principal chief, Choctaw nation, a letter of congratu lation containing a copy of resolu tions adopted at a mass meeting of citizens of the nation at their national capital at Tu:4:ahonia. These resolu tions express appreciation ot. the ef forts of Mr. Sherman, "for years the faithful friend of our people," and ex tending congratulation upon his nomi nation. Part of the suggestions for notifi cation day here Aug. 18 was the with drawal of a large Bryan and Kern ban ner which Is suspended across Gen esee street. When Mr. Sherman heard of it he said he hoped the step would not be taken. "In fact," he said, "I believe that It would be a proper mark of courtesy and evidence of good feeling If the organizations In the parade on the day of the notification should give a cheer as they pass under the banner." Highwaymen Miss Big Haul. XTnlontown, Pa.. Aug. 11. A posse of farmers, headed by County Com missioners .Martin E. Townsend and Frank Luce, captured two of a party of Italians who are accused of having held up and robbed Joseph Miller, foreman and paymaster on the new state road, near Fayette City. Miller lost $190, a gold watch and a valuable ring as he was starting to board a train for Pittsburg. He had just fin ished paying off his men a few min utes before. Marchers to Average 67. Toledo, O., Aug. 11. With the loca tion of the department of Oregon the entire forty-four departments of the Grand Army of the Republic now have headquarters In this city for the com ing national encampment. Reports re ceived Bhow that about 30,000 men, who average 67 years of age, will be in The parade on Sept. 1. MARKET REPORT. New York Provision Market New York, Aug. 10. WHEAT No. 2 red, $1.00 f. o. h. afloat; No. 1 northern Duluth, $1.25. CORN No. 2 corn, 88Vfec f. o. b. afloat; 87c elevator. OATS Mixed oats, 26 to 32 lbs., B6c; clipped white, 32 to 40 lbs., &9363c. HAY Good to choice, 80W90c. POKK Mess, $17.50fj 17.75; family, $18.00fl 18 50. FLOUR Fancy blended patent, per bbl., $6.00ffi 6.75; winter family, patent, $...40(?;B.lo. BUTTER Creamery specials, 23c; extra, 22',4c; process, 1 5 ff? 2 1 c ; state dairy, 18Ci21c. CHEESE State full cream, fancy, 1213Kc. EGGS State and Pennsylvania, 26 27c. POTATOES Southern. No. 1 per bbl., $1.5032.50; Long Island, $2.50 3.00. Buffalo Provision Market Buffalo, Aug. 10. WHEAT No. 1 northern, carloads, $1.2214; No. 2 red. 98c. CORN No. 2 yellow, Sl'z&c f. o. b. afloat; No. 3 yellow, 83c. OATS No. 2 white, 53c f. o. b. afloat; No. 3 white, 52',6fi53c. BUTTER Creamery, prints, fancy, 23',i024c; state and Pennsylvania creamery, 22c; dairy, choice to fan cy, 181i 20c. CHEESE Choice to fancy, new, 13c; fair to good, 11V412V4c. EGGS Selected white, 25c. POTATOES Jersey, per bbl., $2.60 (f?2.80; home grown, per bu 65 90c. East Buffalo Live Stock Market. CATTLE Choice export steers, $6.25 6.75; good to choice butcher steers, $4.5015.40; choice to e . ra fat cows, $4.7.V 5.00; fair to good heifers, $4.00(i5.00; choice heifers. $5.25 5.40; bulls, fair to good, $3,801(4.00; choice veals, $7.50(Ji7.75; fair to good, $7.00Gi7.25. SHEEP AND LAMBS Choice spring lambs, $6.25f 6.50; common to fair, $4.50(?i 4.80; mixed sheep, $4.25li 4.50. HOGS Light Yorkers, $G.251J6.75; medium and heavy hogs, $6.75(& 6.90; pigs, $5.50116.00.' Buffalo Hay Market. Timothy. No. 1 011 track, $13.50; No. 2 timothy, $13.00; wheat and oat straws, $8.00. Utlca Dairy Market. Utica, Aug. 10. Transactions In cheese today on the Utica Board of Trade were as follows: Color Lots. Boxes Pr. Largo white .... 5 311 11V4 Large colored ..17 999 1H4 Small white .... 5 377 11 Small white .... 2 160 11 Small colored .. 37 3,0115 11V4 Totals 66 912 BUTTER None. Little Falls Cheese Utlca, .tutr. 10. Sales the Little falls dairy IP today were: Market of cheese 011 iara of Trade Color. Large colored Small colored Small colored Small white . Lots. Boxes. Pr. . 1 40 1114 . 8 30 11 V4 . 10 536 11V4 . 10 589 HVi .. 8 4S5 11 U .7 371 11V4 .7 416 11 V4 . 12 640 11V4 . 5 311 11V4 68 3,758 Twins colored Twins colored Twins white . . Twins white . THE NEWSSUMMARK Short Items From Various Parts of the World. Record of Many Happenings Condensed and Put In Small Space and Ar ranged With Special Regard For the Convenience of the Reader Who Hal Little Time to Spare. Wednesday. M. W. Sheppard of America broke he Scottish record for the half mile run in games at Glasgow, Walter Wellman says New York Re publican leaders are in a pickle about Hughes, fearing defeat If they renomi nate him or drop him. Alexander R. Sutherland was mur dered In his home at Buffalo yesterday morning, probably by a burglar. His wife says $33 was stolen from a trunk. President Roosevelt issued a state ment denying reports, that he had ap proved the report recommending dis missal of eight West Point cadets foi hazing or had caused their reinstate ment. That the purchase and retention ol the Philippine Islands will prove ol greater Importance to the United States than the Alaskan purchase Is the statement of F. T. Rogers, through a dispatch from Paris. Thursday. Nebraska Democrats and Populists declared the fusion decision in their favor would give the state to Bryan Senator William B. Allison of lows died at Dubuque of heart failure. H bad been unconscious since Saturday Henry Watterson in an interview asserted that Mr. Bryan had mor than a fighting chance of being elect ed president. During a storm the Zeppelin airship broke away from Its moorings at Stuttgard, took fire and disappeared In the air. Several persons were In Jured. It Is believed that William F. Walk er, absconding cashier of a Connectl cut bank, will obtain his freedom with In a year by aiding in recovery ol $400,000 of his loot. Friday. A strike of 11,000 mechanics threat ens to tie up the entire Canadian Paci fic railway system. Reports from Ferule, B. C, stated that all of the town had not beer burned, but was In great danger. Chicago railway employes prepared to petition the interstate commerce commission to allow an advance in freight rates. The Sultan of Turkey was stabbed by a minor palace official, being saved from death by a coat of mail, say ca ble advices from London. Wheat jumped in price on boards ol trade throughout the country, but dis patches from Western centers Indicat ed that damage to crops has been less extensive than had been reported. Saturday. Paris was plunged In darknoss foi two hours owing to a strike of cloctrl clans. Railroad and steamship freight man agers conferred on a proposal to re duce rates on grain from Buffalo tc the seaboard. Judge Criiynor, In the appellate divl slon, ruled In the Sterling golf wagei case that the making and recording ol private bets is not a crime. Rear Admiral Hemphill said that the bad financial condition of Japan makes It Impossible for her to gc to war with America, says a dispatch from Hong Kong. William II. Taft, addressing tho Vir ginla Bar association on "The Law'l Delays," said that the present system of court procedure is too cumbersome and suggested remedies. Monday. The Plllsbury-Washburn Hour nillli went Into the hands of a receiver al St. Paul. Wilbur Wright made a flight in hlf aeroplane in France of about three kilometers in one minute 46 seconds. Edward .M. Sicmil, a prominent young lawyer of Buffalo, was Instant ly killed when his automobile collided with a street car. Ills companion Joseph Part, Jr., was seriously Injured Friends of V. J. Bryan announced that the refusal of the Western rail roads to lower rates for the Demo cratic notification ceremonies at Lin coin would make votes for their ticket Tuesday. A French syndicate has agreed tc purchase the Wright airship for $100, 000, says a cable dispatch from L Mans. Confidence in American securitiei was the dominant note In the l.ondot market last week, says a disputed fron: London. New Oilcans dairymen declared they would be satisfied with a law regulating the testing of cattle similai to that of New York. Tho Gloucester lishlng schoonei Maggie and May was run down by th German school ship Freya and eight ol the schooner's crew were drowned. Two persons wero killed aud ten se rlously Injured in a rear-end collision on the Chatham, Wallaceburg & Lake Erie electric railway at London, Ont President Roosevelt appointed t commission of live experts t conduct an Investigation designed to bettoi conditions of farm life, their report tc form the basis of a special message U couKre.ss. Irish Sarcasm. A happy and humorous example ot sarcasm as apart from repartee Is af forded by the following anecdote. I quote It on the authority of a friend, who, I am afraid, was ttie villain of the Incident: A most imperturbable man was followed from Westmoreland street, Dublin, over the O'CouncIl bridge to the general postolliee by two little street aralis, who Importuned him for the end of his cigar. "Throw us the butt. sir'. Ah, sir, throw us the butt!" cried the youths, but as the man did not betray the slightest conscious ness of their existence they gave 111 ill up at last in despair and disgust. "Ar rnh, let him alone," said one, with the most scorching scorn. "Shure, it's a butt he's picked up himself." I once heard a bumptious little man, who, act inn us steward at athletic sports lu Dublin, was very assertive In keeping back the crowd, thus ad dressed by 1111 angry spectator: "If the consate was taken out of yez, ye'd be uo bigger than a green gooselierry, and ye're as sour as wan already!" London Standard. Happiness From Troubles. Being hmiiiin. happily or unhappily, we cannot deny the comfort to be found in the reflection that misery never lucks the company It loves. We all have our troubles, and some of us derive much satisfaction from the con templation of them, indeed, there are those who are happy only when wretch ed, but these we believe to be as few lii number as they are disagreeable In association. The vast majority of hu 11111ns are normal and disposed, there fore. In conformity with natural law, to smile when the skies are clear and to grieve under the portent of clouds; hence the ease with which worry takes possession of the mind, colors the dis position and makes a cripple of effort. That causes abound we know and must admit, as we do almost uncon sciously the certainty of death, but too little cognizance Is taken of the fact that the effect of mere apprehen sion, which Is all that worry really Is, may lie subjected to simple mental treatment and be overcome. George Harvey In North American Review. Vernet and the Veteran. "When Horace Vernet, the great French painter of battle scenes, was at the height of his lame," said an art ist, "when the prices be was getting were enormous, a grizzled old veteran came to liim one day and said: " 'I want you to make my picture to send home to my son. What, though, Is your charge?" " 'How much are you willing to pay?' saiil Vernet, smiling. "'A franc and n hall',' was the an swer. " 'Very good.' "And the artist, with a few quick strokes, dashed olT a wonderful sketch of the old man. "Tin! old man paid, tucked the sketch under his arm and carried It out tri umphantly to a comrade who awaited him outside. "'But 1 did wrung not to haggle a bit,' Vernet overheard liiiu say. I might have got it for a franc.'" Each Got What He Wanted. "A hunter set out one day to hunt, and a panther set out at the same time to eat," said the lecturer. "'I must have a fur overcoat,' said! the hunter. " 'I,' said the panther, 'must have a dinner.' "Some hours later, lu a lonely wood, the panther and the hunter met. "'Aha,' said the hunter gayly, level ing bis gun, 'here Is my fur overcoat.' "And he shot, lint the panther, dodg ing behind a tree, escaped unhurt. "Then the panther rushed forth le fore the hunter could reload. "'Aha, here's my dinner,' said the panther. "And lie fell upon the hunter and de voured him. "Tims each got what be wanted, tho hunter getting his fur overcoat and tho panther getting his dinner. The Coach and Four Came. Among the many records of Harrow school Is that of a hoy, the sou of a poor local tradesman In a very small way of business. Ills schoolfellows often taunted hlni about his family poverty. Their thoughtless Jeers, al though hurting Ills feelings, drew from tile lad the retort, "I intend before 1 die to ride In a coach and four." The years sped by, ami, lo ami behold, the poverty stricken youngster of Harrow had developed Into Dr. Parr, the great est scholar of his time, whose cus tomary ami favorite means of lot-omo t Ion was a coach ami four! Krr.'.jii Mall. How the Baby Talked. Mr. Bacon I was up to see the Smarts' baby today. Mrs. Baron Did they make him talk? 'Yes." "What did lie say?" "I couldn't understand. I think It's a great mistake for a mother to tench a child to talk when she has hairpins In her mouth!" Yonkers Statesman. The Lovely Life. Mrs. Proud -What did you think of Myrtle's essay 011 "The Lovely Life?" Mr. Proud Excellent. No one would think that Myrtle drinks can do cologne aud slaps her little brother, would they, dour? Chicago News. Preoccupied. The professor had fallen downstairs, and as he thoughtfully picked himself up he remarked, "I wowler what nolso that was I just heard?" New Orleans Times-Democrat. The applause of a single human Itelng is of great consequence. Johu-Bou.