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HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1908.
I I RIOT
Two Killed; Street Preacher
fOUR OTHERS ARE WOUNDED.
Evangelist and His Followers Were
Holding Gospel Services In a
Street In Kansas City
When Trouble Began.
Kansas city, Mo., Dec. 0. In the
shadow of tlio city linll riot In which
religious fnnntlcs and policemen were
participants nnd during which n bun
dred shots were fired resulted In the
deaths of Policeman A. O. Dalbow nnd
I.ola Pratt, n thirteen-year-old girl, nnd
Injuries to live others.
Those fntnlly Injured nre .John
Sharp, known as "Adam (Jod," n street
preacher; Michael Mullane, n patrol
. man, and Patrick Clark, a police ser
geant. Harry E. Stege. a policeman,
nnd George M. Holt, a probation offi
cer, were seriously hurt.
.The trouble occurred while the
streets were crowded with people.
While the fight was In progress the
participants traversed an entire block.
Probation Officer Holt was Investi
gating n case of alleged abduction
when he met John Sharp, known as
"Adam God," who was exhorting a
crowd nt a gospel meeting In the
street. With Sharp were Louis Pratt,
Mrs. Louts Pratt and five children
ranging In age from throe to fourteen
The woman announced that she nnd
"Adam God," the evangelist, would
conduct services at Poor Man's mis
sion, whereupon she and her compan
ions started toward the mission. Offi
cer Holt then Inquired ns to the Iden
tity of the children. The woman as
sumed an attitude of resentment and
replied that the officer "had better at
tend to his own business."
The officer persevere in -iils-'-Inqul-;
rles, and "AdamGotLwliQwears a
long white beardfltmT hiflr, ithrentened
the officer' 'Officer Holt stood his
groundShtll "Adam God" struck him
a hey blow behind the ear with a
pjttol, mgking an ugly wound,
rf' Officer Holt ran to the police station
'""and announced that a band of reli
gious fanatics were coming to attack
the police station. The police sergeant
In charge ordered Patrolmen Charles
DalbOw nnd Harry 13. Stege to arrest
Sharp and his followers.
Sharp and his followers were within
fifty yards of the police station when
the officers stepped Into the street.
The Sharpites gave evidence of frenzy,
and they served notice on all that they
would preach right "under the eyes-of
the police station and the police can
not prevent us."
The officers did not, however, expect
serious trouble and were not prepared
for the volley of bullets which met
them almost immediately after they
appeared on the scene.
Dalbow was killed instantly, and a
bullet passed through Siege's arm.
Other officers, hearing the firing, rush
ed into the street, and a general fight
Lieutenant Clark, who bad come Into
the street unarmed, was shot In the
eye, and Putrolmau Mullane was shot
In the back as he hurried Into the po
lice station for re-enforcements.
In the meantime a riot call brought
policemen from all directions. Thor
oughly aroused, the officers closed in
on Sharp and Ills followers, firing as
they went. When the firing ceased
"Adam God" lay fatally wounded, shot
through the bead and body.
Mrs. Pratt and her children fled to a
houseboat in which they lived on the
Missouri river. Fifty policemen fol
lowed them and fouud thut the wo
man had barricaded herself In the
Standing on the boat with a shot
gun, she shouted to the officers, "Come
on, you fiends!" The boat was only a
few feet from the bunk of the river,
and several officers dashed toward It.
The woman dropped her weapon,
and, seizing two of the children, she
sprang Into n rowboat uud began to
row Into the middle of the river. The
officers called to her to stop, but she
only plied the oars more vigorously.
The policemen fired a volley at the
rowboat. One shot struck Lola Pratt,
tearing away the greater part of the
child's face. She died an hour later.
The name Pu YI looks cheap to us
for an emperor, but In Chinese four
letters yoked that way can mean a lot.
If the kaiser wants u trainer for the
art of talking much and saying noth
ing, there's our Chauncey Depew.
Perish tho thought that there will be
any tainted sweets passed around dar
ing the tariff fight over sugar,
The Holiday of Holiday!.,
In declaring that without the exhila
ration to be derived from alcohol the
average American would sink into
humdrum and lack the spur of ro
mance Professor Munsterberg ignores
the genius of Christmas, which holds
this nation under a universal spell.
Christmas comes but once a year, yet
Is never wholly absent ns an Inciting
force. It is always coming nnd Is tho
one holiday which every one Intends
to prepare for moreover, enjoys pre
paring for for it is open to a variety
of embellishment. Thanksgiving Is al
most a fixed duty. It fits Into the year
as does the dinner hour into the day.
Feast and thanks are always ready
and always Just about tire same.
There Is never a Christmas so barren
of cheer that any normal person can
vow to cut It out In future and not end
by cutting out the resolution Instead.
The vision of Christmas cheer works
out among grownups the same as the
Santa Claus Idea among children.
When things go wrong Santa Claus
has met with mishap or had a poverty
year or there were more good children
to reward than the saint figured on
when laying In stock. So, while believ
ing that the best Christmas ever can
be Improved upon, we refuse to believe
that the worst may not be and should
not be redeemed, because well, be
cause Christmas Is Christmas. There's
the Inspiration, ceaseless and inde
structible, to lift the individual nnd
society above the humdrum.
Useless Moving of Crops.
The country has another bumper
crop to move, yet the railroads, to
take them at their word, have done
very little In a practical way to stave
off the usual car famine. J. J. Hill,
who speaks for tho railroad Interests,
says that enormous outlays will be
necessary at once in order to equip the
lines for handling the normal Increase
of traffic. In some quarters there Is
complaint that the public attitude -toward
the railroads, does not' encourage
the owners to nut money Into ?riew
Veanwfciiif ;&v BWpwtfldl?
Ihg generously, " tlw pubtfe'terotyegefc
around the crop moving problem us
best it can. (.
More waterways are coming some
time to relieve the rails of part of the
transportation burden. But It may not
be necessary, after all, to await the
digging of ditches, widening of creeks
and dredging of choked up channels.
A little figuring and dividing on the
"live nnd let live" rule ought to help
some. The roads now often haul the
soil products twice as far as they
need to bo moved. They get a long
haul from the farm to the wholesale
markets first, then a long haul back to
town and village retail markets within
a short haul of where they were
grown. Probably one-half of the but
ter, eggs, potatoes, meal and flour
bought nt retail In this country travels
500 to 1,000 miles needlessly because
middlemen and railways working with
them have complicated the process of
moving food from the farm to the
Mr. Carnegie thinks the steel Interest
is now rich enough to do n little uplift
work in the way of tariff revision. If
the revisionists once get a lever under
the high tariff structure something
will surely have to go. Perhaps that's
what Mr. Carnegie alms to give them,
a lever made of steel bars.
, Perhaps It was the fury of the blast
which the kaiser let loose upon Bug
laud that drove the London fog to our
shores In November.
The increase in the amount of letter
mall between this country and Eng
land during the first month of the two
cent postage rate will do for a starter,
although it does not offset tho decline
In postage receipts which followed the
cnt from 6 to 2 cents. The Increase
was only 25 per cent, but doubtless the
bulk of It was letters sending the news
of the reduction one way or the other,
nnd the service will show a profit In
Santa Claus must look carefully to
the propeller blades and cranks of his
aeroplane before starting, for one of
those little accidents which the
Wrights don't mind a bit would upoll
his whole beautiful legend.
The emperor of China is only three
years old, and bis main stunt will be
to round out Dr. Osier's forty year
limit either In usefulness or 'useless
ness. Speaking of women and bat courage,
no man dares wearl straw hat In No
vember, even though .It is dog dajr
NEW CABINET IN HAITI.
President 8lmon Makes General Hip
polyte Minister of Interior.
Port au Prince, Haiti, Dec. 0. Gen
eral Autolne Simon, who has assumed
the presidency of Haiti, appointed the
Minister of the Interior, General Hlp
polyte; minister of finance, Luders
Chapeteau; minister of foreign affairs,
M. Claude; minister of public works,
M. Evelllnrd; minister of war and mn
rlne, General Holland: minister of jus
tice, M. Magny.
Temporarily the ministers will take
the title of councilors. The choice of
these officials is generally approved.
TAFT HEADS RED GROSS.
Is Re-elected President and Accepts
After Legal Approval.
Washington, Dec. !). President Elect
Tnft wns unanimously re-elected pres
ident of the National Red Cross soci
ety at Its annual meeting here.
He accepted the office after the nom
inating committee had secured from
the judge advocate general of theurm.v
the opinion that It would be entirely
legal for him to retain the presidency
of the Red Cross ut the same time be
Is acting as the nation's chief execu
tive. WENDEI PAYS $1,000 FINE.
Judge Says Former Captain's Crime
Was Dangerous One.
New York, Dec. 9. Despite pathetic
pleas mnde in his behalf by members
of the national guard, former Captain
Louis Wendel of the First battery was
fined $1,000 In the court of general ses
sions for having presented fraudulent
claims against the state.
Wendel, broken In health nnd spirit,
sat In court until his son went and got
the money, after which he paid the
"It is a painful duty for me to per
form," said Judge Swain, "bat this
man's crime was a dnngerprus-i)ne lnj
!-; .ahaetlner ftunstar Carmack.
nusuvuie, uer. o.-v;oionei Duncan
B. Cooper," father of Robin Cooper,,
who was with the latter Vben ho shot
nnd ktlled'ex-Senator Edward W Car
mack on the street here on Nov. 1),
was brought Into court today for trial
on the charge of murder. At the same
time John D, Sharp, former sheriff of
this county, was also placed on trial.
The two men nre charged with com
plicity In the shooting.
Robin Cooper, who fired the shots
which killed Carmack, was wounded
and Is still under treatment. He will
be placed on trial later. The shooting
was the result of attacks made on
Colonel Cooper by Carmack in the let
ter's newspaper, the Tennesseean.
Snakes at Necklaces.
There are plenty of snakes in Sa
moa, but they are all harmless. In
certain districts It Is a custom of the
native girls to wind live reptiles
around their necks and arms ns orna
ments for their dances.
If you make a ruby hot it becomes
green, but goes back again presently
to Its own color.
Burials In Japan.
There are no undertakers In Japan.
When a person dies It is the custom
for bis nearest relatives to put him
Into a coffin and bury him, and the
mourning does not begin until after
Senoras and Senorltas.
The married and unmarried women
of the United States of Colombia,
South America, are designated by the
manner In which they wear flowers In
their hair, the senoras wearing them
on the right side and the senorltas on
Four miles of an ordinary spider's
thread would weigh one grain.
Potatoes as a food vary in value ac
cording to the way they are cooked.
Roasted they are In the best form for
eating. Feasants eat potatoes together
with milk and are correct In principle,
as the milk furnishes the elements
lacking in the tubers.
Lawyer Do I understand you to say
that you are acquainted with both par
ties in this case?
Witness Why er I don't know
whether you do or not Do I hear you
ask me the question? Chicago Trib
une. A Lot For the Money.
"And you complained of the cost of
your wife's new hat?"
"Yea," answered the philosophic man,
"but that was before I saw how big
Jt was." Washington Star.
I. COULD DENIES
Says Attentions to Women
Were Purely Platonic.
WILL FIGHT THE DIVORCE SUIT.
His Wife Declares He Gave Money,
Jewelry and Other Presents to
Two Whom She Names
New York, Dec. 1). Frank J. Gould,
who has a fortune of not less than
$15,000,000, Inherited from his father,
Jay Gould, declared today that his
wife's charges of Infidelity are unjust
and that his attentions to the two wo
men she names In her divorce suit
were purely platonlc.
He announces that ho will defend
the suit In the courts nnd says he is
anxious for an early trial of the case.
Justice Seabury of the supreme court
denied the motion made on.Mr. Gould's
behalf to strike out the paragraphs
In the amended complaint of his wife,
Helen Kelly Gould, In her suit for ab
solute divorce In which she names
Rose Winter, Marjorle Stevens and
The complaint said that Mr. Gould
had his agent engage a room at the
MRS. FRANK J. GOULD.
Hotel Grand In Paris in the autumn
of 1000 adjoining and connected with
the apartment occupied by Marjorle
Then It is alleged that Mr. Gould
availed himself of the connecting doors
between the apartments and visited
Miss Stevens in her apartment during
the fall and winter of 1008 and 1007.
Still another paragraph alleged that
on their return to New York Mr.
Gould continued his attentions to Mar
It was alleged In one paragraph that
Frank J. Gould first met Rose Winter
at Martin's In April or May, 1000, and
that he had given a diamond ring, n
gold purse and various sums of money
at different times, one of the gifts be
ing $3,000, to Hose Winter.
Then Gould was charged with visit
ing Rose Winter at the Hotel Shore
ham. Justice Seabury ruled that these gifts
to Rose Winter were not platonlc gifts,
but the motive for her acceptance of
Mr. Gould's attentions.
Miss Winter Is an English actress
who some years ago married Percy
Winter, a writer of London. She is
blond and slender, with blue eyes and
golden hair. She was one of the Gib
son girls In Thomas W. Ryley's pro
duction of "The Bello of Mayfair," and
her lust engagement was with Miss
Frltxl Scheff in "The Prima Donna."
"Do you know Mr. Gould?" she was
"Yes, I know him," she said, "but
merely as a friend nnd not In any way
approaching the extent that would jus
tify his wife lu her unpardonable ac
tion. Why, I have only talked with
him three or four times."
"Do you remember where you met
"At several parties where we were
guests. Whose parties' doesn't mat
ter. 1 merely wish to say that I deny
any such charges as I understand Mrs.
Gould to have made."
"Mrs. Gould says her husband gave
you valuable presents," she was In
formed. "Did you ever receive any
thing from him?''
"I scarcely remember," she answer
ed. "Perhnps I did a few trifles. But
really I don't care to say anything
University President Resigns.
Minneapolis, Mlnu., Dec. 9. Dr. Cy
rus Northrop resigned as president of
the University of MInuesota aftei
twenf.'-five years' Mrvlca,
Time For tho Marines to Go Ashore
The president's recent order sending
the United States marines to the naval
stations and coast defenses Is hailed
by tho jackles os an uplift for tho man
behind the guns. Tho marines were
originally put on board ship to police
the deck, and the natural antagonism
of tho sailors to espionage at the
hands of landsmen has never worn off.
But things havo changed, tho condi
tions nre different, and It is time for
the marine to go.
For years wo never knew that we
had n marine corps except In time of
war. Half of the warships were laid
up, and those In commission passed
the days on uneventful cruises which
tho public knew little about. When
war cumo'tho seamen ranks were filled
by men of all types nnd from all na
tions. A police was needed, and tho
marines were recruited up. Now our
sailors are always under wholesome
discipline. They serve long terms and
are rewarded for good conduct. They
are superior men and can keep order
on shipboard without prodding from
the man with the musket.
Woman suffragists would do well to
suppress this talk In open meetings
about a woman not being able to live
on $25,000 a year. That was all the
men presidents got for a long, long
time, and maybe the women presidents
will have to start at that figure, espe
cially If the congresses elected with
them are not In harmony with the new
A big New York, restaurant on the
"help yourself and pay as you go out'
plan failed because the eaters of $5,530
worth of pies "didn't get haiuibe
-thari the flrlit''f'o'6rds ot.'thorriiiwi.
moat mf ..-!.. f jl&c
A Million Persons.
One million persons In a crowd, al
lowing three square feet per person,
would cover about seventy acres. In
line, allowing eighteen Inches to each,
they would form a procession 284.1
Roderick I see they have discovered
some new green spots on Mars.
Van Albert That so? Bet the green
hat craze has struck that planet too.
Other Than the Season.
"Don't you think It Is Just lovely to
enjoy the fall In nn auto?"
"Perhaps, but I don't enjoy the ones
I have had out of It." Baltimore
Fair; colder; moderate southwest
Our First Pianos.
The first pianos known in America
were Imported from London In 1781 by
John Jacob Astor, but as they could
not stand the rigors of this climate
they soon became ruined. This fact
led to the attempt to build pianos In
this country, and in the early part of
the nineteenth century pianos made
London and 8olar Eclipses.
Only two total eclipses of the sun
have been visible In London during the
last thousand years. It Is estimated
that the next total eclipse visible In
London will be on June 14, 2151.
Mmo. du Barry was the most famous
woman gambler of the time of Louis
XV., but with her it was only a pas
time. But Mme. Pompadour went in
with the sole object of winning If she
could. It is recorded that her win
nings were enormous and that In a
single game she eased the pockets of
the king of 25,000 louts d'or ($125,000).
Time to Worry. I
The autumn air
How crisp and rare
It seems! But If you're broke
You hate to hear
That winter's near
Anil your overcoat In "sonk."
Just Like Some Men.
Howell Ro well thinks he Is the
Powell Yes, if ho leaus against a
post for a few minutes he has the idea
that the post couldn't stand without
him. Llpplncott's Magazine.
On the Latest Hipless 8hspe.
We don't wish to Insinuate
They were not rer.i before,
But where, oh, where are the hips that
Don't notice any snoreT
DIPLOMATS IN AUTO SMASH.
Minister Herrarte of Guatemala
tally Hurt; Others Injured.
Washington, Dec. 0. While return
ing In an automobile from Virginia,
Senor Don Luis Toledo Herrarte, the
Guatemalan minister; Senor Ramon
Bengoechcn, secretary of legation;'
General Drunitnond of Guatemala,
Senor Barrios and Senor Sanches La
tour were seriously Injured by the ma
chine skidding nnd overturning near
the new highway bridge connecting
this city with tho Virginia shore.
Minister Herrarte sustained a frac
ture of the skull, nnd his injuries are
When the accident happened the par
ty was proceeding toward Mount Ver
non, and Senor Barrios was carrying
n massive wreath of evergreens, sml
lax and green leaves to place on the
tomb of Washington nt the special re
quest of President Estrnda Cabrera
Minister Herrarte was one of the
most popular of the La tin-American
diplomatic corps at Washington. He
always has been enthusiastic In the
development of good relations between
the United Stntes and Central Ameri
ca and was a prominent figure in the
Central American peace conference.
SEEKS BETTER WATERWAYS.
Rivers and Harbor Congress, Meeting
In Washington, Wants Appropriation.
Washington, Dec. 0. First among .1$ J. ,
the objects of the national rivers w&sie&i0Z''gt
i.tt 1 r - . L j .-r. f
slons here 1
tlon for the Iftproi
us lue imiWKon
onai rivers a
meeting at the same time, with the
same ends In view,
TO PROTECT THE HUDSON.
New York Protests Against New Jer
sey's Use of the River For Drainage.
New York, Dec. 0. A conference of
the authorities of the states of New
York and New Jersey was held here
today before the United States harbor
line board, the question under discus
sion being the proposed use of the
Hudson or North river as a sewer by
New Jersey towns.
Acting through its attorney general,
the state of New York has protested
to the board against such use of the
river. Application has also been made
to the United States supreme court for
an Injunction to prevent the Passaic
valley sewage commission from taking
steps looking toward the emptying of
sewage Into New York bay by way of
WOMAN LEAVES $10,000,000.
Miss Mary Goodwin Pinkney, Ninety
nine Years Old, Dies In Hotel.
New York, Dec. 0. Miss Mary Good
win Pinkney, ninety-nine years old,
owner of the vnst Watt estate, who
was regarded as the second largest
woman real estate holder In this sec
tion of the country nnd whose wealth
was estimated at $10,000,000, died at
the Hotel Buckingham of pneumonia.
Miss Pinkney wns the daughter of
Colonel Nlnau Pinkney. She inherited
the vnst property from her stepfather,
the late Commodore Archibald Watts,
and for many yeurs she used the his
toric and picturesque Watts mansion
at One Hundred nnd Thirty-ninth
street and Seventh avenue as a sum
COGHLAN'S FUNERAL TODAY.
Admiral's Body Arrives In Washington
on Special Train.
Washington, Dec. 0. The body of
Rear Admiral Joseph R. Coghlan ar
rived here today 011 a special car from
It was taken at once to St. John's
hnpel, where funeral services were
The casket was draped with the flag,
and upon the colors and beneath a
wreath of red, white nnd blue rested
the admiral's bat and the sword be
wore nt Cavlte.
BULGARIA OFFERS INDEMNITY
Willing to Give Turkey 16,600,000 For
Paris, Dec. 0. Bulgaria has notified
the powers of her willingness to In
demnify Turkey in the sum of $16,000,
000. This Indemnity Is for the damages
sustained by tut Bulgarian declaration