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HONESDALB, WAYNE COL, PA., "WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 1909.
Captain's Brother Moved b
His Own Counsel's Plea.
M'INTYRE ADDRESSES THE JURY
Makes Dramatic Use of Alleged
Confession of Claudia Hains
and How It Maddened
, Her Husband.
Flushing, N. Y., Jan. 12. John F.
Mclntyre addressed the Jury today
for the defense in the trial of Thorn
ton J. Holns for abetting Captain Pc
ter C. Halns lu the murder of William
E. Annls at the Bayslde Yacht club.
Mr. Mclntyre made effective dramat
ic use of the alleged confession ol
Mrs. Claudia Halns and told so pa
thetlcally how It maddened her hus
band against Annls that Thornton
Halns wept us lie sat and listened.
Halns looked worn and haggard, but
lie professed to hare confidence In his
acquittal. He said:
"When I stop to think that only a
few days must now elapse before 1
will know my fate and that from all
1 can see there must be but one re
sult I can scarcely contain myself.
"The thought that I will soon be re
united with my little daughter Mollle
la sufficient joy to cause me to forget
the suffering that 1 have endured. 1
am also delighted at the prospect of
devoting myself to my brother Con
nie." Prosecutor Darrln said he did not
wish to begin his closing address this
afternoon, but would like to take
Wednesday forenoon. Judge Crane
may reserve his charge until Thurs
day, In which case the fate of Halns
will be given Into the jury's bands on
Mr. Darrlu declared that he was sat
isfied with the manner In which,, 11
had been presented.
"I look for an early verdict and feel
confident that the defendant will be
convicted." he said.
There was considerable -, surprlsf
when it watf-announced that Prose
cutor Darrin would stim up and thai
his specially employed assistant. El
mer S. White, would take no furthei
active Interest in the case.
Upon the verdict lu this case de
pends the course to be taken with
Captain Halns. Should Thornton be
found guilty it is generally regarded
that a commission will be asked foi
to determine the sanity of the army
officer, but in the event of an ac
quittal for Thornton the case of the
captain will undoubtedly come to trial,
and his defense will be manic depres
sive insanity of temporary character.
JERSEY SOLONS MEET TODAY,
Change Custom of Years by Assem
bling In Trenton at Noon.
Trenton, N. J., Jan. 12. Changing
the custom of year., the members ol
the New Jersey legislature nssemblcd
at noon today in the stntehouse here.
It has always been the custom, at any
rate In recent years, for the assembly
and senate to postpone their meetings
until 3 o'clock in the afternoon.
The reading of tho governor's mes
sage containing Mr. Fort's views on
the legislation that should be enacted
at the present session was followed
with careful attention by tho legisla
SMALLWOOD QUIT RACE.
Dorando Four Miles Ahead In
teenth Mile of Marathon.
St. Louis, Jan. 12. The first profes
sional Marathuq race here proved a
disappointment, ns Percy Smallwood
quit tho running in the thirteenth
mile, when Dorando Pletrl, the Ital
ian, was four miles ahead.
Dorando ran to tho end of tho fif
teenth mile, his time for that distance
being 1 hour !tO minutes 30 seconds.
Smallwood said today that his left
leg was Injured.
WHEAT Firm and He. higher; con
tract grade, January, tl.OGal.OCtt.
CORN Firm: January. CSUaK'ic.
OATS Quiet, but Arm: No. 2 white,
LIVE POULTRY Unchanged,
miTTKIt Steady: receipt. iT02 pack
ages; creamery, specials, 33Hc. (official
33c); extras, aS3c; thirds to firsts, 24a
31c; held, common iu pauiBi, -unwu.
nnrni common to soeclal. Ua25c.
CHEESE Firmer, receipts, J30 boxes
state, full cream, specials, iiwudkc
September, colored or whlta, fancy, lV4c.
DMnhnr. beat, lie: late made, beat, 1314c.
common to prime, 10?ialJci skims, full to
EQGB Firmer: receipts. 5,550 cases
state. Pennsylvania and nearby, fancy,
selected, white, 3Sa40c; fair to choice, 33a
sac; urown ana mixed, rancy, huso,
fair to choice. 31a33c.
HAY AND BTRAW-Sfeady; timothy,
per hundred, 70a5c: shipping-. GZMaOkc,
clover, mixed, eoa76o,; clover, COaGOc; rye
iraw, ii.i?; small uaies, IHsio. Itss.
NEW TREATY WITH ENGLANI
Secretary Root and Ambassador Bryot
Sign Important Paot.
Washington, Jan. 12. Secretary ol
State Root and Ambassador Bryce oi
Great Britain have signed a treaty foi
the settlement of international differ
ences between the United States and
The treaty contemplates a disposi
tion of all differences between the twe
countries and questions that ma;
arise In the future. Provision Is made
for a joint high commission, to be
made permanent In character.
The treaty settles numerous complex
questions connected with the watei
boundaries along the northern border.
Included In these are the regulation:
of the use of the waters of the great
lakes, with the Important question ol
the diversion of the waters of these
boundaries, Including Niagara falls
Which Involve that of the amount ol
water to be taken out for power pur
poses, the navigation of the St. John't
river between Maine and New Bruns
wick, and the use of the Milk rlvei
In the northwest. '
The contracting powers have agreet
upon a certain line of principles whlct
are to guide the joint high commission
lu its work, leaving to them the inter
pretation of those principles as appll
cable to the questions thnt may re
quire settlement Immediately and foi
those thnt may arise from time tc
This takes from the joint high com
mission any functions of a treaty mak
ing body and confines Its duties tc
that of determining to what extent the
principles already laid down shall be
applicable to any particular case.
SWISS BALLOON IS WINNER
Aeronauts Association Decides Against
the British Claim.
Loudon, Jan. 12. After a lively dis
cussion the International Association
of Aeronauts by a vote of 38 to 13 de
cided In favor of the Swiss balloon
Helvetia as the winner of tho interna
tional balloon race for the James Gor
don Bennett trophy In Germany last
The question came up on a protest
filed by the Aero Club of Great Britain
against the German decision awarding
first place to Lieutenant Colonel
Scbaeek, the commander of the Helvetia,-
the claim being made that the
British balloon Banshee was the right
ful winner, as ahe.made the descent on
laud, whll'6 the Helvetia was picked up
In the North sea after having been
towed for two hours.
The minority was composed solely
of British and American votes, Roger.
W. Wallace, one of the British dele
gates, having been commissioned by
tho United States to be its representa
tive. The decision whs based on the fact
that the rule disqualifying competitors
for descent on the sea was made three
months after tho entries for the race
CALHOUN ON TRIAL TODAY.
Grandson of Famous Statesman Is Ac
cused of Bribery.
San Francisco, Jan. 12. This citj
witnessed today the unusual spectacle
of the calling for trial on a criminal
charge of a grandson of a vice presi
dent of the United States and the bear
or of one of the greatest names In the
history of American statesmanship.
The accused man is Patrick Calhour
of New York, San Francisco, Cleve
land, Pittsburg and other cities, grand i
son of John C. Calhoun and probably '
the most prominent figure in the street I
railroad world of tho United States
Tho charge against Calhoun is bribery ,
in connection with tho granting of n i
franchise to his San Francisco com-!
pnny by tho board of supervisors. The
case was called before Judge William
. . '
Patrick I.awlor In tho superior court,
Calhoun is president of the United
Railroads of San Francisco. The brib
ery with which his name is connected
lias caused tho conviction and sentence
to Imprisonment of Abraham Ruef, for
mer "boss" of San Francisco, and Eu
geno Sclimltz, former mayor of the
MORE OF REGGI0 IN RUINS
Another Earthquake Shock Sweepi
Away Water Front.
Rome, .Tun. 12 Another earthquake
shock today, followed by a tidal wave
tore away a great section of the watei
front at Reeclo and luld In rulni
scores of houses that had partially re -
sisted previous shocks.
More than sixty feet of the landing
quays In tho harbor were swept away,
carrying off a large quantity of provi
sions stored there and several horses.
Near Glarre an Immense fissure open
ed. It was U50 feet long, 3 feet wide
and 05 feet deep and has been styled
by the people "tho mouth of hell,"
There Is serious friction between the
Italians and British at Messina In con
nection with tho relief work.
An Italian hospital ship urgently
needed supplies, yet a high Red Crosa
official, who la an Italian nobleman,
declared when supplies wcro offered
by a British naval officer of high rank,
"Wo have everything wo want."
HOT CONNECTICUT FIGHT.
Brandege Claims to Be Ahead In Cau
. cus This Afternoon.
Hartford, Conn., Jan. 12. Every polit
ical worker in the state who can be
nsed to bring pressure upon the mem
bers of the legislature was called to
Hartford today to take a band In the
final work of the canvas for the Unit
ed States senatorsblp between Senator
Frank B. Brandegee. nnd Congressman
E. J. Hill of the Fourth Connecticut
The Hill forces claim that Senator
Brandegee Is beaten and that he will
only have his own county as a solid
delegation. Michael Kenenly, chair
man of the state central committee,
Senator' Brandegee's manager, claims
an easy victory for the senator at the
Republican caucus of the members of
the legislature this7 afternoon.
QUEEN OF SPAIN SHOT.
Bullet Grazes Her Forehead at Arch
duke's Hunting Party.
Vienna, Jan. 12. Queen Victoria ol
Spain was mysteriously shot In the
forehead during her visit with King
Alfonso to the hunting lodge of Arch
Queen Victoria stiayed away from
the rest of the party. A short time
QUEEN VICTORIA OF SPAIN,
later the king and archduke heard a
sharp outcry. They found the queen
lying on the ground with a bullet
wound In her head. The bullet had
just grazed her forehead, but she was
The king burst Into tears at the
sight of his injured wife, who was
carried to the palace. The injury
proved to be slight
Several arrests were made under the
belief that some one had attempted to
assassinate tho queen, but absolutely
no evidence could be found.
HARRIMAN IS SCORED.
Interstate Commerce Commission Says
He Should Be Made to Tell.
Washington, Jan. 12. In commenting
on the recent decision of the supreme
court that E. n. Ilarriman could not
u c-ompellcil to answer questions pro
,n. l, il,i,l ,li,-l, tltmi Invnct tern.
pounded during the Alton investiga-1
tion, tho annual report of the inter- j
state commerce commission to con- j
gress says in part:
In the opinion of this commission, when
Mr. Harrlman assumes control of the Un
ion Pacific railroad ho ceases to be a pri
vate Individual to that extent and can no
longer claim protoctlon. He might prop
erly be required to state whether he nad
sold to the Union Pacific, which he con
trolled, stocks belonging to himself and.
If so, that he should further be required
to state what profit he had Individually
mado out of this transaction. If this gen
tleman Is allowed to accumulate from tho
manipulation of theso public agencies vast
sums of money which must finally coma
rrom the body or the people, we think he
Is so far a trustee of the people that he
cannot object to stating the manner in
which these accumulations have been
MRS. PALMA TO LIVE HERE.
Widow of Cuba's President
Mldaletown, N. Y., Jan. 12.-Mrs. To
mas Estrada Palnia, widow of the for
mer president of Cuba, has decided to
return to Central Valley, Orange coun
ty, with her children, there to spend
the rest of her life.
Sho will reach there next week. The
family resided In Central Valley for
many years while Cuba was under
Spanish rule, and the widow regards
that time as the most pleasant of her
Mrs. Carmichael Denies
Minister's Dying Charge.
NO HAND IN CHURCH MURDER
She Declares That Neither the Pas
tor Nor Hia Victim Nor She
Knew Anything of
Adair, Mich., Jan. 12.-"I did not
hypnotize him. I am no hypnotist,"
said Mrs. John Havlland Carmichael
when told that her husband had ac
cused her beforo his suicide at Car
thage, 111., of having forced him to
murder Gideon Browning, the carpen
ter, cut up his body and burn It In the
When It was explained to Mrs. Car
michael that her husband before cut
ting his throat had written a letter
confessing the murder of Browning
and saying that be had done the deed
while under his wife's hypnotic Influ
ence Mrs. Carmichael declared that
she knew nothing of hypnotism, that
her husband, she knew, was also Igno
rant of It and that hypnotism had
never been discussed In their home.
"I never saw a person hypnotized."
she said, "and know absolutely noth
ing about the practice. And if my hus
band made such a statement in a let
ter he must have been crazy.
"I would not think that Mr. Brown
ing either would have known any
thing of mesmerism or hypnotism. I
never spoke of Mr. Browning to my
husband, and my husband never spoke
of. him to me. I never said any more
than 'How do you do?: to Mr. Brown
ing. I never was in their house.
"I never knew Mr. Browning and
my husband were close friends until
this came out. I can't understand It,
unless my husbamFwnnted to help Mr.
Browning, to' makO a success In life.
He would naturally take some interest
in everybody like that.
"Now,)f Mr.' Carmichael ever did
anything to Mr., Browning my husband
must have been crazy. .Why, he didn't
have an enemy. He never showed any
anger to any, one. He controlled him
self. He never struck a man or was
ever In a fight..
"Ho could not have been aroused
over any action of the people here, for
everybody was kind to us from the
first. I have often been afraid that the
gatherings In my husband's ears
would cause his death or make him
"We never had any trouble, only '
over that manuscript of his two nov-1
els. I saw some of it once, a few !
sheets, but I felt called upon to tell
him he should not write sucli things.
But he persisted. That caused n cool
ness, but not a quarrel."
Prosecuting Attorney Brown said
that his office would as a matter of
course investigate the allegation In
Carmiehael's letter that his wife's hyp
notic influence Impelled him to the
In a conversation with Mrs. Carmi
chael the prosecutor learned that she
lias an aunt and a cousin In Rushvllle,
111. But Mrs. Carmichael insisted to
him also that she had no relatives or
friends in Carthage and knew nothing
of the place.
Pastor Carmiehael's confession con
cludes with the statement that Brown
ing attacked the minister with knives
and that Carmichael was forced to kill
the man In self defense. This he did
with a hatchet nnd then cut up and
1 turned the body in the stove.
Carmichael also wrote a ten page let
ter admitting his identity and confess
ing that he killed Browning, cut up
the body and burned it in the stove
"while under the hypnotic Influence ol
When Carmichael was found in an
outhouse with his throat cut he was
half dead from loss of blood and ex
posure to the cold. At the boarding
house he had stnted that ho intended
to start a factory and had called on
tho locnl Catholic priest, stating that
he was a Catholic and wanted to en
list that church in his enterprise.
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
Closing Stock Quotations.
New York. Jan, 11.
Money on call was 2 per cent; time
money and mercantile paper unchanged
Amal. Copper... 81 Norf. & West...
Atchison S9H Northwestern ..175
B. & 0 103 Perm. R. R 182
Urooklyn R. T...6SH Reading 13SH
Ches. &Ohlo.... 67 Rook Island UVt
C. CC&St.L,.. 69V4 Bt. Paul 14SK
D L. & W M0 Southern Pao...U7H
I), & II 176 Southern Ry.... 25
Iirle 3014 South. Ry. pf... 62
den. Electric... 1&BV4 Sugar 12ttl
III. Central AH Texas Pacific... S5H
Int. -Met V Union Pacific... 178V4
Louis. & Nash.. 123 U. B. Steel 61
Manhattan ISO U. 8. Steel pf...U2T4
Missouri Pac... 03 West. Union.... MH
N. Y. Central... J2t
DUCHESS LEAVES $8,000,000.
Marlborough Dowager's Fortune Goat
to Her Young Bon.
London, Jan. 12. It is stated that thi
fortune left by Lilly, dowager duchesi
of Marlborough, lately known us Lad
William Beresford, who died yestcr
day, exceeds $8,000,000. This will g
to her son when he becomes of age.
The Dowager Duchess of Marlbor
ough was an American woman, wh
as Miss Lilly Price was a relgnlni
belle years ngo in Washington ant
New York society. She was noted foi
Andrew Gordon Hamersley of Ncn
York and his son, Louis C. Hamersley
fell In love with the beautiful Mlsi
Frlce, and the latter was successfu
In winning her hand. In 1883 Andrew
Hamersley died, leaving hts son I
large fortune, and a short time after
urard Louis C. Hamersley died, leav
ng most of his money to his widow.
In 1887 she met the late Duke oi
Marlborough, and nbout a year after
ward they were married. She spent
$3,000,000 In restoring Blenheim cas
tie, and great social functions wen
held there until the duke died In No
The duchess remained n widow uutl
iprll, 1895, when she married Lore
William Leslie do la Foer Beresford.
MEYER FOR THE NAVY.
He Has Accepted Mr. Taft's Offer ol
Augusta, Ga., Jan. 12. George vor
Lengerke Meyer, the present postmas
ter general, has been selected as sec
retary of the navy In the Taft cabinet
and has accepted the appointment.
Meyer Is a close personal friend oi
the president elect, and at Hoi
Springs, Va., after the nomination ol
Tnf t he was lu many conferences wltt
the president elect regarding the
GEORGE VON L. MEYER,
speed) of acceptance and the issues
on which the campaign could best be
Mr. Taft admires the ability the
present postmaster general has dis
played in general governmental af
fairs and In the interests of the post
It is regarded as of special impor
tance that tho next secretary of tho
navy should be a man who could be
depended upon to hold the place
throughout the entire administration
and give continuous effort to the work
of reorganizing tho navy department
For these reasons and through tin mi
vocacy of his cause by Senator Lodgu
of Massachusetts nnd Senator Knox,
tho Taft secretary of state, his selec
tion was made.
G0MPERS ASKS FUNDS.
Appeal Must Be Abandoned Unless
Money Is Raised.
Washington, Jan. 32. President
Gompers of tho American Federation
of Labor is in favor either of making
an appeal to labor and Its friends for
necessary funds to be used In prose
cuting an appeal from the recent de
cision of Judge Wright in tho con
tempt case or of abandoning it alto
gether. BISHOP TO BE CONSECRATED.
Ceremony In Reformed Episcopal
Church In New York Tonight.
New York, Jan. 12. The Right Rev.
Robert L. Rudolph, professor of sys
tcmatlc divinity In the Reformed Epis
copal seminary, Philadelphia, will be
consecrated assistant bishop of the
diocese of New York and Philadelphia
tonight at the Reformed Episcopal
church In this city.
Presiding Bishop Samuel Fallows ot
Chicago $vlll conduct the service. Bish
op Charles Edward Cheney, also ol
Chicago, tho first bishop consecrated
In the Reformed Episcopal church, will
Field Estate Is $83,000,000.
Chicago, Jan. 12. The exact value
of tho estate of the lute Marshall Field
Is placed at $83,450,032 In the ap
Ohio Senator Denounces
President and Taft.
PHILIPPIC ON BROWNSVILLE.
Benatc listens to Charge That Pub
lic Funds Were Wrongly Di
verted to Get Evidence
Against Negro Soldiers.
Washington, Jan. 12. Once again
today the senate chamber was the
Mecca for hundreds who boast that
they never miss hearing the epoch
making orations of statesmen, for It
was well known that Senator Joseph
B. Foraker of Ohio was to take the
floor and attack the president on the
Every gallery seat was taken long
before Senator Foraker roso j0 Bpcafc.
Then the spaces back of the gallery
benches were filled, and the pressure
for admission became so great that
the attendants permitted the narrow
aisles to be crowded.
Every senator who could be there
was In his seat when Foraker rose to
address the senate. Scores of mem
bers of the house, together with oth
ers entitled to the privileges of the
floor, stood In compact array in the
rear of the chamber.
Outside the gallery entrances peo
ple were clamorous for admission.
Even the floor lobby, which Is not
open to spectators when the senate Is
In session, was packed with" visitors
who fought to get a glimpse of what
was going on beyond the swinging
doors of the upper house.
When the senate doors opened the
crowd that poured in overflowed the
floor us well as the galleries, for the
senate employees were powerless.
.The Ohio senator denounced what
be characterized as the wrongful li
verslon of public funds .by President
Roosevelt and the then secretary at
war, William H. Taft, , in employing
Detectives Browne and Baldwin at a
cost of $15,000 to get evidence against
negro soldiers of the Twenty-fifth in
fantry as to participation in the riot
at Brownsville in the summer of 100C.
Mr. Foraker declared that the $15,
000 was filched from the public treas
ury In n shocking and atrocious man
ner and that to pay the detectives
illegal hands were laid upon money
appropriated by congress ten years
ago for a special emergency war and
It was tho duty of Secretary of War
Taft to make report to congress as to
how this fund was expended and whe
got the money, -Mr, Foraker declared,
but no such reports were made.
Most of all, said Senator Foraker,
the employment of outside detectives
by the government Is a violation of
statute and clearly Illegal.
Furthermore, he insisted the em
ployment of detectives in the Browns
ville case was utterly unnecessary,
as the president had previously and
publicly declared that the guilt of the
negro soldiers was conclusively prov
ed. TWO PROBES OF PRESIDENT.
Senate and House Appoint Their In
Washington, Jan. 12. Speaker Can
non announced the following as the
committee to have charge of the secret
service inquiry: Olmstead, Pennsylva
nia, chairman; Currier, New Hamp
shire; Young, Michigan; Brantley,
Georgia; Bowers, Mississippi, tho last
two being Democrats.
In the upper house tho Culberson
resolution calling upon the sonato com
mittee on tho judiciary to Investigate
tho authority under which the presi
dent permitted t lie absorption of tho
Tennessee Coal and Iron company by
tho United States Steel corporation
was referred to tho subcommittee, con
sisting of Senntors Clark of Wyoming,
Dillingham, Kittredge, Culberson nnd
Railroad Beats Two Cent Rate Law.
Enston, Pu., Jan. 12. Judge Scott
has handed down an opinion in thi
case of the Central Railroad of New
Jersey versus tho County of North
ampton to restrain the latter from col
lecting fines for violating tho two cent
rate law, the court finding for the rail
Turks Accept Austrian Offer of $10,
Paris, Jan. 12. Tho Turkish ambas
sador has Informed Foreign Minister
Fiction that Austria had offered the
porto 2,500,000 Turkish ($10,500,000),
as compensation for tho annexation ot
Bosnia and Herzegovina and that the
porto bad accepted the offer la full