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Anderson, Wm. Buiearbaugh, E. VV. Bowman, J. W. Jamleeon, W. J. Campbell. Constable Archie Clark, OoUeetor W. U. Hood. School Directors J. 0. Soowden, R. M. Herman, Q. Jaininnon, J. J. Landers, J. R, Clark, W. O. Wymsu. FOREST COUNTY OFFICERS. Member of Congress H . P. Wheeler. ' Member of Senate J. K. P, Hall, Assembly K. R. Mecbiing. President Judge Win. E. Rice. Associate Judges IT. X. Kreitler, P. C. Hill. Prolhonotay ,Regiettr & Recorder, da. -J. C. Uelst. HherilT 8. R. Maxwell. Treasurer Geo. W. Unlnman. Commissioners -W m H. Harrison, J. M. Zunmlel, II. II. McClellan. District KUornrntA. C. Brown. Jury Commissioners Ernest Kibble, Lewis Wanner. Coroner Dr. C Y. Detar. County Auditors (Jnorge H. Warden, A. C. UretiK and J. P. Kelly. Count; Purveyor D. W. Clark. County Superintendent I), W. Morri son. ' Itvcular Terau mt Raurl. 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 and Mabbath Hohaal. Presbyterian Sabbath School at 9:46 a. m. ; M. E. Sabbath Sohool at 10:00 a. m. Preaching in M. E. Church every Sab bath evening by Rev. W.O. Calhoun. Preachiug in the F. M. Church every Sabbath evening at the usual hour. Rev. E. L. Monroe, Pastor. . Preaching in the Presbyterian cburcb everv Sabbath at 11:00 a. in. and 7:30 p. in. Rev. H. A. Hailey, Pastor. The regular meetings of the W, 0. T. U. are held at the headquarters on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each m nth. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. pi N EST A LOIMJE, No. 869, 1. 0. 0. F. 1 M ets every Tuesday evening, In Odd Fellows' Hall, Partridge building. CAPT. GEORGE STOW POST, No. 274 O. A. R. Meets 1st and 8d Monday evening in each month. rAPT. GEORGE STOW CORPS, No. v 137, W. R. C, meets first and third Wednesday evening of each month. RITCHEY CARRIVGKR. ATTORN KY S-AT-LAW, Tionenta, Pa. CURTIS M. SHAWKEY, ATTORN EY-AT- LA W, Warren, Pa. Practice in Forest Co. AC BROWN, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Offloeln Arner Building, Cor. Elm V-v. and Bridge 8t., Ti"iiesta, Pa. L?RANK 8. HUNTER, D. D. 8 JL Rooms over Citizen Nat. Bank, D R. F. J. BOVARD, . Physician surgeon, TIONEHTA, PA. DR. J. C. DUNN" PHYSICIAH AND SURGEON, and DRUGGItT. Office In Dunn A Fulton drug store. Honesta, Pa. Profess ional calls promptly responded to at all hours of day or oigbu Residence Elm St., three doors above the store. 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 ai: the mod ern improvements. Heated Biid lighted throughout with natural gas, bathrooms, hot and cold water, etc. The oomlorts ol guests never neglected. CENTRAL HOUSE, ,V GEROW A GEROW Proprietor, .tlonseta, Pa. This is the mostcentrally located hotel in the place, and has all the modern Improvements. No pains will be spared lb make it a pleasant stopping place for the traveling public First class Livery in connection. pHIL. KMERT FANCY BOOT A SHOEMAKER. Shop over R. L. Haslet's grocery store on Elm street. Is prepared to do all . 1. . ,l.a rinaot tt Klnus oi cuHiom worn uuu n the coarsest and guarantees his work to .Ins uni-luill yu tiuiuntinn. Promnt atten tion given to mending, and prices rea sonable. Fred. Grettenberger GENERAL BLACKSMITH & MACHINIST. All work pertaining to Machinery, En i ,mi u,n tm1m (lux or Water Fit- tings and General Blacksmithiug prompt ly uoue at IjOW uauwo. . Machinery given special attention, and satisfaction guaranteed. Shop In rear of and Just west of the Shaw House, Tiuiouie, ra. Your patronage solicited. FRED. GRETTENBERGER JAMES HASLET, GENERAL MERCHANTS, Furniture Dealers, AND UNDERTAKERS. TIONESTA, PENNv- dUGUSr MQ8CR ) OFTIOIAK Office i 4 7W National Bank Building, OIL CITY, PA. examined fi-ee. f ExoluBlvely optical. Wm RELIEF Different Regions on Coast As- signed to Various Warships. King In Charge at Messina Wired Premier to Send Ships and Men and - Plenty of Quicklime Slight Shocks Complete Ruin of Crumbling Build ings Llpari Islands, Which Were Reported to Have Disappeared, Suf fered Little. Considerable advance In relief work has been1 made at Messina, where, ac cording to official reports received at Rome, the supply service is beginning to work satisfactorily. The different regions on tue coast have been alloted to various warships and .other ships as centers from which torpedo boats and launches convey and distribute ra tions and water to the different yll lages. The minister of Justice has wired from Messina to Premier Giollitti that large bodies of troops have arrived and are now occupying all parts of the town. The appalling extent of the dis aster renders anything like a system atic search of the ruins Impossible, but persons are being dragged out all day long and are quickly transported to the relief fillips as soon as their wounds have received attention. There were slight shocks felt In the earthquake zone Friday, completing the ruin of the crumbling buildings. Those shocks are contributing to the keeping up of the alarm of the popula tion. One quite severe shock was felt at 3 o'clock In the morning and an other at 9. Fires are still burning, although much rain has fallen. The latest Investigations on both sides of the strait make it certain that many more than half the population of the coast towns and villages have been killed. Professor Rlcco, director of the observatory at Mount Etna, esti mates that the victims of the earth quake exceed 200,000. Hundreds of dangerous criminals have been arrested by the troops and are under close guard. Great relief was felt at Rome when announcement was made that the Llp ari Islands, ( which were reported to havo disappeared with their popula tion of 28,000, suffered little or no damage from the earthquake. As an Instance of his quick grasp of the situation, King Victor Emmanuel soon after his arrival at Messina, wired to Premier Giolitti: "Send ships and men: above all, send ships loaded with quicklime." So far ns has been possible quick lime has been used on the dead; many bodies have been burned and others buried. In the relief work the officers and men of the foreign warships have been untiring, and their course is be yond words. The crew of the British cruiser Drake gave up everything pos sible for the benefit of the refugees, and practically forgot rest and sleep for more than thirty-six hours In their devotion to duty. REFUGEES FROM MESSINA One of Them Tells How He Escaped From Falling House. One of the refugees at Naples, a man employed with a German cotton Arm In the lost city, said: "Messina is utterly destroyed. Noth ing remained when I left but a pact of the citadel. A few soldiers alone aro survivors of the garrison. I was asleep when the first shock awoke me. I lit my lamp, but all was quiet and I turned to sleep again. Suddenly fresh shocks occurred, violent and teirify lng. I arose quickly, but the house was swaying ind my door was Jammed. I toie the sheets from the bed and made a rope and lowered my self from the window to the street. An Italian family of five persons es caped from the house by the aid of niy rope. ; "No sooner were we In the street than the house collapsed. I tried to assist in the work of rescue, but It was useless. The horror and confus ion were Indescribable. All day I wandered in the wrecked streets. No food could be secured; I had only a few nuts to eat. The head of my firm was lost and his brother . ad to go through the streets begging for bread for his wife and children. There was no organization in the work of rescue. "The prison was destroyed and the warders killed, but most of the con victs escaped. They prowled about the ruins robbing and murdering. They cut oft the Angers of the dead B(i d wounded to get the rings. - "A Russian vessel lying in the har bor was thrown Into the Btreet by the tidal wave. Other vessels foundered. Railway linos were swallowed up. The square known as the Campo San to collapsed and sank. Only the sum mits of a few ruined buildings still emerge from the wreck. What re mained of the population when I left was camping near the harbor." Burton to Be Senator. Theodore Burton, representative in congress from one of the Cleveland districts for fifteen years, was nomin ated to succeed Joseph B. Foraker of Cincinnati in the United States sen ate. The nomination was conferred on him by the Republican Joint legisla tive caucus, and the election will fol low on Ian. 12. There ha;! been no opposition to Mr. Button's nomination Bince last Thurs day, when Charles P. Taft, Senator Foraker and other rivals for the honor, withdrew from the contest. CENTER OF CATACLYSM From MesBina Disaster Spread 100 Miles North, South, East and West. Naples, vibrant with the memory ol Vesuvius, is prostrated by the misery and woe from Messina confided to her care. The hospitals, hotels and homes are crowded with refugees, and the people are vlelng with one another in aiding the stricken. Those who have expert knowledge on the subjoc' agree that the center of the cataclysm wa: the strait of Mes sina, which also Is the center of the volcanic zone, the highest peak ol which, Mount Etna, Is now silent. From this base the telluric disturbance extended, abating little by little, north erly as far as Cape Vatlcano and southerly as far as the bay of Catania, ravaging the western region of Cal abria and the eastern coast of Sicily for a distance of nearly 100 miles. It Is Impossible accurately to ascer tain the extent of the movement east and west In the Inland regions, but It Is certain that the benuty of one of the most charming sections of South ern Italy has been Irrevocably spoiled. Vliieyards are no more; waving rows of lemon, orange and olive trees have been torn up and the enchanting coast line with its soft and fragrant foliage has been converted into a desert. TRINITY CORPORATION Its Realty Reported at $13,646,300; Ex penses Last Year Exceeded Income. The corporation of Trinity church In New York city for the first time in its history, made public a statement of Its assets and liabilities. The recent criticism of the decision to close his toric St. John's chapel and consolidate It with St. Luke's probably. Is regarded as prompting the statement at this time. In the public mind the property of the corporation had been valued at be tween $40,000,000 and $50,000,000, but In the statement the value of the real ty Is set down at $13,646,300, and the bonds and mortgages on churches on which no interest ti collected is In round numbers $370,000. Trinity's total Income for the last fiscal year was approximately $780,000, while the expenditures amounted to over $791,000, leavlnk a deficit for the year of $11,000. OLD AGE PENSIONS British Postmasters Begin Payments to Persons Over 70 Years of Age. Postmasters throughout the United Kingdom commenced with the- first of the year the payment of old age pensions under the act of the last ses sion of parliament to persons over 70 years of age. Seven hundred thous and applications have been . received, of which '200,000 were disallowed, chiefly because the applicants have been in receipt of poor relief. It is estimated that the old age pen slons will cost the country $35,000,000 annually. The highest pension is five shillings weekly, which will be paid to applicants having an Income below $105 a year. If their Income exceeds $105 but is less than $155 smaller amounts will be paid. AERIAL NAVIGATION COMPANY Lewis Nixon and Thurlow W. Barnes Interested In Project Announcement has been made in New York of the proposed organization of the Aerial Navigation company of America, with principal office in New York city and a capital of $50,000,000. Thurlow Weed Barnes, known In connection with large Chinese railway operations, is to be president of the new company, and Lewis Nixon, the wellknown.ship builder. Is to serve as chief engineer and superintendent of construction. Other men of promi nence, it Is stated, are interested In the company. The company jroposes to build air ships 700 feet or more in length with a diameter of about 80 feet with ac commodations for at least 100 people. Death of William L. Mathuea. William L. Mathues, former state treasurer of Pennsylvania, died sud denly at his home at Media, Pa., on Thursday, aged 46 years. Tha cause of death was given by his physician as pneumonia, but It is generally believed that this Illness was superinduced by the Harrlsburg dapltol graft cases and his recent sentence of two years in the penitentiary for his part in the alleged conspiracy against the state. Dorando Unable to Stand Strain. Tom Umghoat, the Canadian Indian, Saturday night at Buffalo for the second time took the measure of Dorando Pietri, the Italian, who al most won the great Marathon at the London Olympiad. Dorando, as In his race with Longboat In New York, fail ed to go the distance. Time and again he sprinted in an effort to get away from the Indian, but without success, and left the track after the 18th mile. Stonemason Owns $600 Violin. James McDaniel, a stonemason of Akron, Pa., finds that he Is the own er of a Cremona violin and has re fused $600 for it. He got It from his father, a country fiddler, who bought it for a load of fodder. McDaniel had. the violin in his attic when a friend discovered ltn worth. Two-Cent Postage to Germany. A long ctep toward bringing the United States and Germany Into closer relations was taken on New Year's when the two-cent postage rate be tween the United States and Germany became opeiatlvs. RUINS 0FJMM Being Overhauled by Force of Sixty American Soldiers. Search For Remain of Consul Chena and Wife American Flag Made Its First Appearance In Harbor of Me ina Still Living People Under the Ruins Crewa of the Russian Squad ron Labor Without Rett Several of Them Have Been Killed. Messina, Jan. 5. Major J. F. Reyn olds Landis, the American military at tache at Rome, who was sent here with Vice Consul Cutting and the in terpreter of the enibub;, Wlnthrop Chandler, has already a force of sixty soldiers at work on the ruins of the American consulate, under which are the bodieB of Cousul Arthur S. Cheney and his wife. v , ; Messrs. Cuttlng'and Chandler and Vice Consul Lupton are aiding Major Landis, and although the work is dan gerous and heavy, good progress has been made. A new consulate has been established In the house of an English man, which suffered little damage. The American flag made Its first ap pearance In the harbor with the arrival of the converted yacht Scorpion, un der commmand of Lieutenant Com mander George V. Logan. The serv ices of the Scorpion were at once placed at the disposal of General Maz za, who is In command here, but the latter not having any pressing need, the Scorpion proceeded to Naples, where she will coal and return here tomorrow. There are still living people, under the ruins of Messina. A few were tak en out today, but they cannot survive. The Duke of Genoa has arrived and Is now taking a prominent part in the relief work. The crews of the Rua Bion squadron are arousing Increased admiration- They have labored with out rest and not a few of the sailors have been killed or injured in the per formance of heroic services. DIGGING IN THE RUINS Russian Sailors Hesitate at No Danger; Stories of Survivors. Messina, Jan. 5. Praises of the Rus sians are on every Hp. They hesitat ed before no danger, digging under tottering walls or entering the un safest shells when asked to do so by some frandc woman who had not lost all hope that husband or child was still alive. The correspondent made two tours about the wrecked city through streets piled twenty or thirty feet high with debris. It was a wilderness of ruin, a mile wide and two miles long. Beau tiful churches, splendid villas In the foothills, hospitals, barracks and the university, all shared the common lot. Two-thirds of the magnificent Norman cathedral, the pride of Messina, Is In ruins, and little or nothing remains of the relics of Phoenician, Greek, Roman and Saracen architecture which mark ed the stuges of Messina's twenty-six centuries of tragic and tumultuous history. Hore and there the correspondent encountered salvage parties digging at the instance of some distracted wife or mother who Imagined she heard a voice but usually there was no echo to the pathetic calling. One party was trying to dig out a girl whose crying could be heard plainly, but as the correspondent watched there was a sudden cave-In and there after silence. In many places bloated and decom posing arms and legs protruded from heaps of masonry and plaster. Although the air in Messina is heavy with the stench of putrifylng bodies, several groups of Sicilians sit camped out in tho cleared Bpaces of the city and obstinately refuse the in vitation of the authorities to move away The survivors of the disaster are so tired and worn out that, they are quite Incapable of describing their experiences lucidly, but the accounts of all agr.se that the devastation was accomplished lu less than one minute. The strata below the strait slipped along the line of a fort; then a tidal wave rushed In and out and all was over. All those capable of analyzing their sensations say that when the shock came they felt an upward thrust of the earth. This was followed by an oscillatory motion, and the crust of the earth vibrated. Few of the sur vivors are able to explain how they escaped. They know only that amid falling plaster and masonry they man aged to Jump safely from windows or stumble down crumbling stairways. The correspondent visited the site of the American consulate. The build ing had collapsed utterly. There Is hope, however, that the bodies and the archives may be recovered. Joseph H. Pelrce. the former American vice consul here, and several members of his family, are also among the dead. The only other Americans known to have been killed are a man named Jusart, or Robert, and his wife, who were naturalized citizens, and one Jo seph Giuseppa, a veteran of the civil war. Vigilantes Battle With Cattle Thieves. San Diego, C'al., Jan. 5. Advices Just received from Mesa Grande, forty miles from here, tell of a pitched bat tle thirty miles from there between a gang of cattle rustlers and members of a vigilance committee. Two Mexi cans, an Indian and a white man, all members of the band, were shot and killed and one-vigilante was seriously wour.d'd. HARRIMAN CASE REOPENED Government Continues Dissolution Suit Against Union Pacific Today. New York, Jan. 5. Hearings of the goversment's dissolution suit against the Union Pacific railroad were re opened In this city today before Ex aminer Sylvester G. Williams. One of the points which the govern ment is using in the suit against the railroad Is the arrangement whereby the Southern Pacific became a half owner of the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Santa Fe and a traffic agreement was made whereby each side agreed not to change its rates without the consent of the other for ninety-nine years. The Issuance of stock and bonds In 1901 to finance the purchases of North ern Pacific stock, the subsequent nego tiations and the Chicago and Alton deal also figure In the suit. PRESIDENT ANSWERS HOUSE RESOLUTION Sends Special Message on Use of Secret Service Men. Washington, Jan. 5. Replying to the resolution of the house of representa tives asking the president to explain the references to the secret service in his recent annual message, Mr. Roose velt sent a special communication to the house. . He declares that the representatives are wholly unjustified In assuming that the language of the message, which commented on the prohibition placed by congress on the use of secret serv ice men In cases other than those of counterfeiting ("and one or two other matters which can be disregarded"), Is Intended to cast a slur upon them. The language which the representa tives wanted explained is as follows: "The amendment In question oper ates only to the advantage of the crim inal, of the wrongdoer. The chief argu ment In favor of the provision was that the congressmen did not themselves wish to be Investigated by secret serv ice men. A special exception could be made In the law prohibiting the use of the secret service force In In vestigating members of the congress. It would br far better to do this than to do what actually was done and strive to prevent or at least to hamper effective action against criminals by the executive branch of the govern ment." The special message declares that, notwithstanding the umbrage taken by congress at this wording, "a careful reading of this message will show that I said nothing to warrant the state ment that 'the majority of the con gressmen were in fear of being investi gated by the secret service men' or 'that congress as a whole was actuated by that motive.' I did not make any such statement in this message. More over, I have never made any such statement about congress as a whole nor, with a few inevitable exceptions about the members of congress in any message or article or speech. On the contrary, I have always not only dep recated, but vigorously reBented, the practice of indiscriminate attack upon congress and Indiscriminate condem nation of all congressmen, wise and un wise, fit and unfit, good and bad alike." Mr. Roosevelt declares the evidence that members of congress did not wish themselves Investigated by secret serv Ice men Is found In the debates record ed In the Congressional Record. He denounces as wholly unfounded a newspaper story to the effect that he wishes to make Chief Wilkle of the secrnt service a second Fouche, model ed after the notorious chief of police of Napoleon. The real Issue, Bays Mr. Roosevelt, Is, "Does congress desire that the gov ernment shall have at Its disposal the most efficient Instrument for the detec tion of criminals and the prevention and punishment of crime, or does it not?" He cites cases In which the secret service has Becured evidence enough to convict offenders against the federal laws. A letter from the president to Speak er Cannon protesting against the cut ting down of the appropriation for the secret service, two letters from Secre tary Cortelyou on the Bame subject and the newspaper article already mentioned are appended to the mes sage. Penrose Senator For Third Term. Harrlsburg, Pa., Jan. 5. Boise Pen rose was nominated by an overwhelm ing majority for a third term In the United States senate at a Joint caucus of the Republican members of the leg islature last night. The Republicans are In a majority In both branches, which assures his election on Jan. 19. Penrose polled 177 oft he 212 Republi can votes in both houses. State Treas urer John O. Sheatz, the choice of the antl-organlzation Republicans, polled 23 votes. The Diving Bell. The celebrated philosopher Aristotle speaks of a diving bell which was pul ovtr the head of the diver, but there Is no proof of the use of the bell lu ancient times. John Jaesnler, whe lived In the early part of the sixteenth century, makes the earliest tnentlor of the practical use of the diving bell In Kurnpc. In nil probability tlio first real practical use of the diving bell wns In the attempt ut resculug the treasures of ,tho Spanish urinaria oil the English coact. 1500 and. on. SHORTER NEWS ITEMS iniic Pithy ParagraphsThatChronicle the Week's Doings. Long Dispatches From Various Parts of the World Shorn of Their Paddinq and Only Facts Given In as Few Words a Possible For the Benefit of the Hurried Reader. Four world's champions and a na tional title holder were suspended In definitely by the Amateur Athletic Union, President Roosevelt's board of ex perts Issued an order permitting the use of bonzoate of soda for a preserva tive, ignoring Dr. Wiley. The alleged foot and mouth disease among children in the town of Clark- son, Monroe county, Is Increasing, there now being twenty cases. Professor George Hem pi, In discuss ing his reputed discovery of a key to Etruscan inscriptions, says read ings he has already made throw much light on the early history of Italy. Thursday. Paris street traffic is parnlyzed by the worst blizzard since 1870, says a dispatch from the French capital. Later dispatches Indicate that the earthquake catastrophe In Sicily and Southern Italy may have caused a loss In the neighborhood of 20O.0H0 lives. In an Interview in Berlin Senor Cas tro, deposed , president, declares that if Indicte.1 iie will voluntarily re turn to Venezuela to defend his hon or. M. Bunau-Varilla In a letter declares that experimental scientific melhcd, not authority or preconceived opinion, should be the guiding principle in building the Panama canal. Twenty men were ulain and fifty wounded in a battlb between I he ad herents of General Castro and Presi dent Gomez, the former's forces re llqulshlng their resistance after tem porary victory. Friday. . . Pennsylvania won first prize In the Intercollegiate ches tournament. Financial methods lu the city of Al bany were scored by State Controller Glynn In a report in which he charged evasion of law and laxness. By a decision of the court In Paris, the children til' Count Bonl de Castel lane will remain in care of their moth er, now Princess Helle de Sagan. Preparations are being made for the Khedive to welcome the men and offi cers of the American fleet when the battleships reach Port Said on Jan. 3. A. J. Drexel Biddle, a Philadelphia society man, It was announced, began training for a boxing match with a Boston amateur for the Intercity cham pionship. Reports made by proprietors and managers indicate that more than $500,000 was spent Thursday night In New Year's eve celebrations in New York city. Saturday. Representative Theodore E. Burton was left alone in the Ohio senatorial fight, all of his opponents withdrawing. Washington dispatches denied that Mr. Tang Shao Vi had made any effort to negotiate a Chinese-American alli ance. Alarmed by the Increasing Invasion of Chinese in the northern and west ern parts of Australia, the parliament had passed a stringent stowaway law. Presldeiit Gomez gave a cordial re cept'on to the ollicials of the American gunboat Dolphin and praised the gov ernment, says a dispatch from Car acas. Belgium, says a I'ekin dispatch, has surrendered the l'ekln-liankow ral1 way into tho hands of China, tho re demption price, $30,000,000 having been paid. Monday. In Alabama, Mississippi and North Carolina the dry laws go Into effect and the li'iuor men prepare to appeal to the courts. Superintendent Emerson of Buffalo Is going to try the experiment of es tablishing special schools or centers for the instruction of defective chil dren. The noted Russian priest, Father John of Cronstadt, Is dead. Ilo had for some time been suffering from chronic dropsy and Intestinal com plaints. The defendant In the trial at Media, Pa., where Mrs. Hrb and her sister aro charged with tho murder of Captain Krb, told a pitiful story of long abuse on the stand. A shock at Messinu caused a panic In an improvised hospital. Queen Hel ena was caught in the crush of the excited patients and received slight contusions on tho chest. Tuesday. The American sunnlv shin Culsoa and the scout cruiser Yankton arrived at Port Said alter a smooth trip through the canal from Suez. Advices from Washington indicate that the mission to the United States, beaded by Tang Shao Yl. may fail be cause of the downfall of Yuan Shi Kal. The petition of the government for a review of tho $:ii.0i0,000 line of tho Standard Oil company was denied by Iho U. S. supremo court. The effect Vllbd to leave standing the decision of the court of appeals, which was ad verse, to the government and favora ble to the company. BOUNTEOUS PROVISION By Unanimous Vote Congress Gives $800,000 For Italian Relief. Washington, Jan. 5. Bountiful pro vision for the earthquake sufferers of Italy was made by the congress by unanimous vote. In the house there was vigorous handclapplng as the bill carrying the appropriation was sent on its way. The munificent sum of $800,000 was granted almost immediately after the reception in both houses of a mes sage from the president calling atten tion to the calamity and the pressing need for aid for the stricken people of a sister nation. President Roosevelt signed the bill today making it effective. No aid so generous was ever ex tended to a stricken people by this government before. The legislators, anticipating the president's message and filled with a sympathetic desire to lend their votes to any proposition which wolud bring relief, were early In their seat? and prepared to take Im mediate action. The American Na tional Red Cross has collected over $330,000. BEGAN AS A WOOD CUTTER William C. Brown Succeeds William H. Newman as N. Y. C. President. New York, Jan. 5. At the meeting to day of the directors of the New York Central and Hudson River railroad the senior vice president of the road, Will iam C. Brown, was elected president to succeed William H. Newman, who resigned Dec. 22. President Brown was born In Herkimer county, N. Y., June 29, 1853, and has been engaged in railroading since 1869. He began as a woodcutter on an Iowa railroad and has worked his way up on several systems. In 1901 he left the position of general manager of the Chicago, Burlington and Qulncy to become first vice president and general manager of the Lake Shore, one of the Central lines. Last Daughter of the Revolution. Ithaca, Jan. 5. Mrs. Harriet Estes, who is snld to havo been the only sur viving daughter of the Revolution, died here yesterday, aged 87 years. Mrs. Ksten was born in Elbrldge, On ondaga county, the daughter of James Dunham of the Fifth Connecticut reg iment, which was commanded by Col onel Isaac Sherman. Her husband In the civil war was a member of the Third New York artillery. Habeas Corpus For Thaw. White Plains, N. Y., Jan. 5. Coun sel for Mrs. William Thaw, Harry Thaw's mother, obtained from Su preme Court Justice Tompkins a writ of habeas corpus compelling the Mat teawnn asylum authorities to produce Harry Thaw before that Justice at Nyack next Saturday. Mrs. Thaw's contention Is that Thaw Is not a crim inal, l iving been acquitted by a Jury, and that ho is now sane. Increase of $80,000,000 In Indebtedness Philadelphia, Jan. 5. The board of directors of the Pennsylvania took the necessary action for an increase of $80,000,000 in Its indebtedness In or der to provide for Its $110,000,000 of short notes which mature next year and for other corporate needs. The authority to make the Increase will be asked of the stockholders at the annual meeting in March. MARKET REPORT New York Provision Market. , New York, Jan. 4. WHEAT No. 2 red, $1.10 f. o. b. afloat; No. I northern Duluth. $1.19. CornNo. 2 corn, new, 6ti'c f. O. b. alloat; 6riie elevator. OATS Mixed oats, 2 to 32 lbs., B4'ir54V4c; clipped white, 34 to 42 lbs., 6tiy.fi K-'c. PORK Mess, $16.50(8)17.00; family, $18.00(ii 1S.50. HAY (iood to choice, 8085c. HUTTEIt Creamery specials, 33'!(C; extra 32V4r' 3ac; process, 18 25c; state dairy, 2Uq : 30c. CHEESE State, full cream, fancy, 14 ,(.''! l.Hjc. KfiGS State and Pennsylvania, 39 40e. POTATOES Maine, per ISO lbs., $2.B0c1i2.i2; state, $2.25 2.37. Buffalo Provision Market Buffalo, Jan. 4. WHEAT No. 1 northern, carloads, $1.1374: No. 2 red, $1.08V4. CORN No. 2 yellow, 63c f. o. b. alloat; No. 3 yellow, 62c. OATS No. 2 white, 52 )453ic f. o. b. afloat; No. 3 white, 52452c. KL.OCH Fancy blended patent, per bb'... Jfi.25ig7.O0; winter family, patent, $5.250.00. BUTTER Creamery, prints, fancy, 34c; state and Pennsylvania cream ery, 32c: dairy, choice to fancy, 28c. CHEESE Choice to fancy, full crani. 14c; fair to good. 12Vil3o. EGOS Selected white, 38c. POTATOES White fancy, per bu., 78c; fair to good. 75W76c. East Buffalo Live Stock Market. CATTLE Prime export steers. $8.75 W7.15; good to choice butcher steers, Jj'ifi ti.'il; choice cows, $4.755.00; choice heifers, $5.25 (it 5.75; common to fair hellers, li.OO'ii 4.75; common to fair hulls, $:'.7." (' 3. :'.': choice veals, $!i.50ii !).:;; fair to good. $!t.00fi 9.25. SHEEP AND LAMBS Choice spring iambs. $7.55ij 7.60; choice yearlings, $6.006.35; mixed sheep, $4.40 fi I.T-V HOGS --Light Yorkers, $5.901J6.10; t medium and heavy hogs, $l!.206.25; pigs, $5. "'tii 5.90. Buffalo Hay Ma-ket. Timothy. No. 1 on track, $13.00; No 2 timothy. $12.00 12 50; whes and oat straws, $S.ortgS.SU.