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HONBSDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 1909.
MTHIr BILLS UP
California Legislature Again
Warned by Governor.
ANOTHER PRESIDENTIAL LETTER
President Roosevelt Declares It
Would Be Dangerous to En
act Discriminatory Laws
Sacramento, Cnl., Jan. 27. Governor
Olllett'H message to the legislature
on the Japanese question has had the
effect of crystallizing the sentiment
for and against the hills Introduced by
Drew and Johnson, against which
President Roosevelt has Invoked the
governor's power and which are up In
the legislature today.
The president Informed the governor
that It would be extremely dangerous
for the legislature to enact any laws
that might he construed by Japan as
discriminatory. He wired Governor
Glllett that another letter to him was
on the way. This Is expected to throw
more light on the situation as regards
Japun and America.
Grove L. Jolmsnn, author of the bill
segregating Japanese In residential
quarters at the option of municipali
ties, had the measure made a special
order for today. Two other Japanese
measures arc olso before the lower
The bill by A. N. Drew denying
aliens the right to hold land was set
for consideration today at the request
of the author after the governor had
Indicated that he desired such legisla
tion held up.
Speaker Stanton and the assembly
organization are against nil of the
bills objected to by the national ad
ministration. The fight In behalf of
them comes from Grove L. Johnson, n
San Francisco delegate, and those as
semblymen who have many union labor-constituents.
In his message to the legislature
Governor Glllctt said:
There is certain legislation now pend
ing before you which I believe to be of
grave concern not only to our state, but
to the nation as well and which should
be most thoughtfully considered before It
is acted upon.
Certain bills have been Introduced, some
of which have been favorably reported
by your committee, indirectly intended to
affect the Japanese people. These bills
have attracted the notice of the whole
nation and have caused Japan to call the
attention of our government to them.
They have produced an agitation not only
In our own country, but throughout Ja
pan, and the Japanese minister of for
eign affairs has stated to the authorities
at Washington that if the bills should be
passed the government of Japan would
consider It very embarrassing.
The governor then reviews what has
been done by the governments of the
United States and Japan, resulting In
n compact for the restriction of Immi
gration, the provisions of, which, he
says, Japan Is now carrying out. Fig
ures are here given showing a decrease
In the Immigration of Japanese, and
the governor says he knows of noth
ing to sustain the assertion that the
Japanese population of California is
Increasing. The message continues:
As friendly allies many benefits will
Inure to both nations, and a great com
merce can be carried on between them to
the advantage of our people, but as ene
mies the commerce of both can be driven
from the ocean. Every reason therefore
exists why there should continue be
tween Japan and our government the
most friendly relations, and it is the ex
pressed wish of each nation that this shall
While the settlement of the questions of
Immigration is pending we should be
very careful about passing any legisla
tion not absolutely necessary for our im
mediate protection, Intended Bolely to af
fect the Japanese people.
No law that this state can enact will
top Japanese Immigration. Congress
alone Is vested with authority to pass
bucIi legislation, and wo must also rec
ognize the fact that the Japanese among
us are the subjects of a friendly nation
and are entitled to the same treatment
under our laws and to the same privileges
and Immunities as are guaranteed to the
subjects of the most favored nations.
The president of the United States and
the secretary of state have Issued a warn
ing against pressing any bills of the na
ture proposed. Their warning should be
heeded. This Is a matter In which the
whole country is Interested.
Whatever we shall attain In the way of
restricting Japanese Immigration must
come to us through treaties entered Into
by the federal government or through
laws enacted by congress,
Time by the Forelock.
It was the morning of Dec. 20, and
Brown was rushing down the street
like an automobile trying to get away
from a constable.
"Wiy this speed?" demanded Jones.
"Don't stop mo. I must do my Christ
"But you are too late."
"No; It Is Just the right time. I am
buying for next year."
Al, Too True.
'There Is no place like homo."
"Some places that oughtn't to bt."
DAMES AND DAUGHTERS.
Mrs. Margaret Zone Wlchcr ta coun
ty clerk In fault Lake City.
Mrs. Langtry, the actress, has sold
her horses and is preparing to write a
novel, which is to be an ocean ro
mance. Mrs. B. E. Carslcy of Blaine, Me., Is
now teaching her fifty-fifth term of
school. Allowing ten weeks to a term,
the has taught In all 550 weeks, or
8,750 school days.
Miss Mary C. Dickinson, Instructor
fn bionomics at the Lcland Stanford
university, In California, has accepted
a' post In the American Museum of
Natural History, In New York.
Mrs. Jane Bancroft Robinson has
been elected president of tbo Woman's
Home Missionary society of the Meth
odist church, succeeding Mrs. Clinton
B. FIsk of New York, retiring on ac
count of ngc. Mrs. Fisk, now seventy
six years old, has served as president
fifteen years and durlug that time has
traveled more than 100,000 miles.
Miss Marie MacNaughton of Wash
ington lias been presented with the di
ploma and Insignia of officer d'acad
cmy by the department of public In
struction In France ns n roward for
her work in the promotion of Interest
In the French language and literature
In this country and work in connection
with the treaty of Paris between the
United States and Spain.
Stanford college has added lacrosse
to Its list of sports.
Old Cy Young of the Boston Amerl'
cans says next season will be his last.
Sculling Champion Frank B. Greer
of Boston may go to England or Aus
tralia for professional races.
The Angle association of Syracuse,
N. Y., will award four gold medals
each year to the members catching the
largest trout, pike, pickerel and bass.
Jockey Eddie Dugan will go to Eng
land to ride for Harry Payne Whitney
and has been engnged for August Bel
mont's Prlscllllan In the Lincolnshire
handicap next March.
Jockey Willie Martin, riding as a
free lance, made $65,000 In Germany
In four years. All the American Jock
eys In France, Germany and Russia
are successful In winning races.
There are aproxlmately 120,000 un
employed workers in Chicago.
The new special delivery stamp
bears the cap of Mercury Instead of
the figure of a messenger boy.
A wealthy Boston woman paid $2 at
tho Manhattan hotel, New York, for a
tenderloin steak for her bull terrier.
Tho largest electric advertising sign
In the world Is at Jersey City, N. J. It
Is 200 by 50 feet, with letters twenty
feet high and uses 3,000 Incandescent
An unhappy predicament Is that of a
Connecticut barber who Is the only
one of bis trade In town. To get bis
own hair cut, therefore, he must go to
another town and pay a dollar in car
To cover tho pan in which flsh is
cooking will make the flesh soft.
Mix pastry several hours before It
Is to be rolled out and much labor Is
saved and a better result obtained.
To make dainty currant rolls beat
two eggs, add a small cupful of milk,
a tablespoonful of melted butter, two
tcaspoonfuls of baking powder and
flour to make sufficiently stiff. Lastly,
stir in a cupful of currants.
By salting tho water when poaching
eggs they are rendered whiter nnd
clearer than without this help. A cer
tain French cook adds half a table
spoonful of vinegar to every two
quarts of water when poaching eggs.
Things Theatrical. .
"Tho Servant In tho House" Is to be
produced In Berlin. It has also been
translated Into Scandinavian.
Mario Dressier, after capturing Lon
don, Is to move on Paris. Maurice
Levi and Edgar Smith are to write her
a musical comedy.
In William Humphrey's revival of
"An Imperial Divorce" Keith Wake
man Is playing the character of the
Without Interfering with her own
stage work Mario Cahlll is to bo a
stage director for tho now pleco by
George V. Hobart and Silvio Heln,
which will be produced In New York
In the spring.
Children brought up on goats' milk
are said to be immune from tuberculo
sis. Mexican Lands.
Mexican lands In a virgin state, suit
able for the growing of sugar cane
and situated in tho tropical portions of
the country that Is, in tho states of
Vera Cruz, Chiapas and Tabasco
rango in price from $1 to $3 gold an
WILLETT SPEECH EEJECTED.
House Votes Today to Strike Out
Abuse of President Roosevelt.
Washington, Jan. 27. Recommend
ing that the speech delivered In the
house last week by Representative
William Willett, Jr., of New York, In
which he heaped abuse on President
Roosevelt, bo expunged from the Con
gressional Record, the committee ap
pointed to consider the speech submit
ted Its report to the house today.
The committee declared that Mr.
Wlllctt's remarks concerning the pres
ident were not Justified, that they tran
scended proper limits of criticism In
debate, that they were destructive of
that courtesy, respect and dignity
which ought to be preserved nnd that
they ought not to remain In the offi
A letter from Mr. Willett to the com
mittee accompanied the report. In It
he pleaded that his speech should not
be Ntrickcu from the record, as In
making II he was within bis rights.
The house adopted the committee's
report, and the speech was therefore
stricken from the record.
CHARGES AGAINST SENATOR.
Stephenson of Wisconsin Accused of
the Corrupt Use of Money.
Madison, Wis.. Jan. 27. Senator
Blaine has Hied specific charges that
United States Senator Isaac Stephen
son as a candidate for re-election gave
to Republican State Chairman E. A.
SENATOR ISAAC STEPHENSON.
Edmunds of Applcton a sum of money
In excess of $100,000 and approximat
ing $250,000; that the money was giv
en to Edmunds to pay to other electors
prior to the primary In sums ranging
from $5 per day to $1,000 In bulk ns a
consideration for some net to be done
In relation to the primary by electors
for Mr. Stephenson.
Other charges allege that money was
paid to U. C. Keller of Sauk county,
one Hambrlght of Racine, Roy Morse
of Fond du Lac and divers other per
sons for acts to be done corruptly nnd
The charges against United States
Senator Stephenson number sixteen In
all, the concluding charge stating that
"the primary nomination or election
was obtained by the use of large sums
of money corruptly and Illegally" and
by violation of the statutes relating to
Illegal voting, bribery and corruption.
MOVING PICTURES IN COURT
Shown to Prove That Boy Suing For
Damages Is Not Disabled.
New York, Jan. 27. A remarkable
scene took place In the supreme court
In Brooklyn when nn hour's exhibi
tion of moving pictures was given by
attorneys for' the defense to show that
Stephen McGardy, a ten-year-old boy,
who is the plaintiff in a $50,000 dam
age suit against the Coney Island and
Brooklyn Railway company, Is not
permanently injured as a result of
falling from a car of the company's
The scenes depicted were of recent
occurrence and showed the boy plain
tiff taking part In leap frog and other
vigorous outdoor games.
Whllo In court telling his own story
of how he fell from the car tho boy
exhibited his left leg, which was sup
ported by a metal brace. In the mov
ing pictures this brace did not appear.
SLOSSON WINS CHAMPIONSHIP.
Defeats George 8utton In Fifty-six
Innings at Balk Line Billiards.
New York, Jan, 27. George Slosson
won the balk Hue billiard match from
George Button, who held tho cham
pionship, by a score of COO to 328. It
took fifty-six Innings to finish, the
The match, played In tho Madison
Square Garden concert ball, was 500
points up for $1,000 and the champion
ship. The hall was filled with an ap
preciative assemblage of men and wo
men who are prominent In society and
club circles In New York, Philadelphia
and Boston. 1
Italian Line Declares Other
Was Going Too Fast.
NO SIGNAL BY WHITE STAR1INER
Sunken Vessel and Cargo Were
Worth $28,000,000, but Only
$1,020,000 Can Possibly Be
Recovered In Suit.
New York, Jan. 27. After a confer
ence between Captain Rusplnl of the
Italian Lloyds steamship Florida, Os
car 1.. Richards, United States agent
of the line, nnd Archibald Thatcher,
an admiralty lawyer, the following
charges were made by the abore men
tioned against the White Star liner
Republic, which was rammed and
Mink off Nantucket:
"When the Republic became visible
in the fog she was crossing the bow
of the Florida from starboard to port
and running ut a high rate of speed.
''The helm of the Florida was
promptly put to starboard, hoping to
swing the bow of the Italian steamer
to starboard and to assist In avoiding
the danger of collision. The other
steamer was, however, running so fast
that the vessels collided.
"The officers of the Florida are In no
way to blame for the collision. On the
bridge at the time were Captain Ru
Hplnl, First Officer Rafaello Gargulle
and a quartermaster.
"They were proceeding cautiously In
their course, sounding the fog signal
frequently. They first heard the Re
public's fog whistle at a distance of
probably a mile nnd a half to the
northwest. They held their course. No
signal was given them by the Repub
lic Indicating that they should go to
starboard or port.
"The sound of the Republic's whis
tle became plainer. Captain Rusplnl
reduced the speed of his boat to five
miles an hour. Suddenly the Republic,
which had turned to the southeast
from the course she held when her
fog signals were first heard, loomed
up right in front of the Florida. The
collision was unavoidable."
If the admiralty court holds that the
officers of the Florida were at fault
when the Kalian steamship rammed
the Republic the owners of the Florida
will be liable to the extent of $1,020,
1)00. This Is the value of the Florida,
her passenger fares and cargo charges.
The Lloyd Itallano, or the Socleta di
Nnvigazlone, as the company which
owns the Florida Is variously known,
purchased the Florida three years ago
for $1,000,000. The value of the fares
and cargo carrying charges amounted
to $20,000. Although the Republic and
what went down with her wns worth
$2,800,000, the owners of the Florida
cannot be held responsible beyond the
value of the Florida.
Captain William I. Sealby of the Re
public and Jack Blnns, wireless opera
tor of the steamship, received u rous
ing greeting when they went to tho
White Star line's office today to make
a report of the disaster. An extended
conference was held to determine more
definitely the circumstances surround
ing the collision of the Republic with
the steamship Florida off Nantucket
Captain Sealby nnd two of bis offi
cers will leave for London on Satur
day to make a personal report to the
officers of the company there.
The passengers' committee formed
by survivors of the Republic held ji
meeting at the Waldorf-Astoria. Reso
lutions commending the bravery of the
crew and passengers, especially the
women, were drawn up. The commit
tee adjourned to meet later, the date
not being set. One of Us objects, It Is
Bald, is to look after the rights of tbo
passengers In recovering on their lost
baggage and valuables.
Captain A. M. Rusplnl of the Florida
Is being highly praised for his courage
and seamanship In disregarding the
Injuries to his vessel after It bad been
damaged In the qplllslon with tho Re
public and going to the rescue of that
sinking vessel and taking off her pas
sengers. He Is winning additional
praise for bis feat In being able to get
the wreck into New York.
STEEL TRUST PROSPEROUS.
Net Earnings For Quarter Are Report
ed ae $26,225,485.
Now York, Jun. 27. Net earnings of
the United States Steel corporation for
tbo quarter ending Dec. 31 last were
$20,225,485, comparing with 127,100,
274 the previous quarter and $32,553,
005 tire corresponding quarter a year
ago. The surplus for the quarter was
Tho unfilled orders on band aggre
gate 3,003,527 tons against 3,421,077
three months ago and 4,024,553 a year
ago, For each quarter of the year
there was a steady Increase In ths
iimouut of unfilled orders.
Tho Undesirable Castro.
Venezuela's fugitive president is a
type that even South American repub
lics cannot afford to tolerato. A cer
tain class of bold adventurer is ad
mired In these days. But Castro Is
one of the worst of his kind. His
rule in Venezuela was not alone dic
tatorial; it was brutal and vicious.
Diaz Is a dictator, but his sway has
been beneficent on the whole. Under
him Mexico Is progressive. Perhaps
he makes the Mexicans a n'atlon of
children, yet ho leaves them a heri
tage of manhood to Improve upon In
There Is something picturesque
about Venezuela's "man of destiny,"
born a peasant and promoted from
mule driver to general, then president.
However, his sins against the spirit
of the age. against democracy, have
been heinous. Measured by every
standard of decency, ho is an outlaw
of civilization, like tho pirates whose
audacity, cruelty and vlclousness he
has exceeded because bis opportuni
ties were greater. Any nation which
sees to It that South America is rid of
this monster forever will come In for
the whole world's applause. The title
"president" Is far too sacred to serve
as a shelter for tho Infamies of Clprl
KING EDWARD TO SPAIN.
He and Queen Alexandra Will Visit
Alfonio and Victoria.
Madrid, Jan. 27. King Edward nnd
Queen Alexandra will visit Vlllagarchi
on board the royal yacht Victoria and
Albert Feb. 1C.
King Alfonso and Queen Victoria
will receive the royal visitors. There
will be a royal banquet and excur
sions to the surrounding country and
to Cortegadn, where King Alfonso has
built a palace.
WIRELESS ON ALL SHIPS.
Bill For Compulsory Installation In
troduced In Congress.
Washington, Jan. 27. Compulsory
Installation of wireless telegraphy
equipment on nil ocean going steam
ships carrying passengers is provided
In a bill Introduced In the house of
representatives by Congressman Burke
The measure will affect New York
shipping Interests more than any other
section of the country and was in
spired directly by the Republic disas
ter. Reuben Miller, a Pittsburg million
aire aboord the Republic, wired Burke
urging Immediate action by congress
to compel wireless Installation.
Colonel Elijah Halford In Missions.
New York, Jan. 27. Colonel Elijah
Halford of Washington, former pri
vate secretary of the late President
Harrison, has been appointed corre
sponding secretary of the laymen's
missionary movement of the Methodist
JAPANESE HELD AS SPIES.
Alleged Army Officers Lodged In Jail
Guayaquil, Ecuador, Jan. 27. Three
Japanese have been arrested here by
soldiers nnd lodged In Jail on sus
picion of being spies in the service of
the Peruvian government.
It Is said they are officers In the Jap
anese army. They were captured near
Cuenon while mapping the frontier.
They steadfastly refuse to answer
The best man on tho Job of clearing
away snow Is getting nlong In years
and works In fair weather only. But
he can put nwuy more snow between
11 a. m. and 2 p. m. than the biggest
shovel brigade ever mustered will dis
pose of lu a ten hour day and over
time. Old Sol, "that's him."
When the forests arc all nationalized
bumble citizens of the states who at
tempt to "take to tho woods" will be
likely to strike a dead Hue.
The kaiser's swearing off Included
the good fellow role, but his "dear
public" will soon bo praying him to
swear It on again.
Novices at tho roller skate walk
should rcmembor that tho trick Is to
keep the feet, not tho eyebrows, on
A first aid to the injured dispensary
tn Capitol hill Is among the long felt
wants of our aeat of government.
That "truth testing machine" will be
handy after March 4 to qualify novi
tiates for tbo Ananias club.
Pugilist Johnson's finishing blow at
Burns scored also an uplift In the race
rho Immortalization of "Old Abo."
If controversies over a centennial
memorial to Lincoln should postpone
the realization of the scheme until
tils second centenary rolls around.
:ho memory, which some people ln
iglne is in need of a prop, will run no
risk of perishing "from the earth."
Ihoro was majesty as welt as pathos
In the hurried farewell of comrades to
the remains of Sir John Mooro as tho
poet describes it when saying:
We carved not a line, and we raUed not a
But we left him alone In hti storr.
In the same spirit Theodore O'Hara
And alory guards with solemn round
The blvouao of the dead.
Moore's weeping soldiers would havo
raised a stone and carved a lino
but for the enemy thumping at their
heels. Yet that could not help an lota
lu perpetuating the namo burned Into
English history by deeds' of which
that lonely midnight burial was the
The name of Lincoln can never be
come a mere memory. Through him
the republic endured, and with the
life of the republic tho work he
wrought is lmperlshably lntwlned.
All this Is trite, and the question of
the hour Is as to the place and the
form of a centennial marker of the
nation's respect. Opinions differ as to
details, but agree In essentials. Its
site should be where tho greatest num
ber of Americans are to fllo past U
the years to come. Its form should
symbolize the appeal which the story Ns.
of Lincoln make to the universal
heart. In Lincoln's own time that ap
peal was symbolized by tho homely
title Old Abe. Idealism will over
shoot the mark If it carries the mind
of posterity too far away from that
rugged Old Abe of 1801-5 whqm men
then loved for his ruggedness.
The big fine is off, and now lfs up
to Rockefeller to rebate that trifle per
gallon which he put on to tho cus
tomer when Judge Landls got rattled
with the multiplication table.
The centenary of Darwin will be
honored by scientists, although it la
now admitted that the nature fake as
sociated with his name was not orig
inal with him.
Uncle Sam didn't get a chance to
spend that $29,000,000 Standard Oil
money, so we won't have to "skin the
cat" to pay It back again.
Better for the husband to bear with
tbo divinity he has than fly to the af
finity whose cantankerousness ho
knows naught of.
Cubans on Their Mettle.
The Cuban people never stood in
greater need of the good will and for
bearance of the citizens of this re
public than at the present crisis in
their national fortunes. The first real
experiment In Cuban independence
begins now. Between those Cuba
who have cultivated American infk
enco since 1808 and those Cubans who
have assumed this Influence to be ir
resistible and antagonism useless
there has been little freedom for the
play of autonomy in political thought
If things went wrong America would
Intervene; If all was well America
would reap the most benefit. Such
was tho philosophy of some and the
fear of perhaps the majority among
those natives who Interested them
selves In public affairs. America was
putting the whole Cuba Ubre program
through. Criticism was either un
grateful or useless.
The late President Pal ma's long ex
ile from Cuba made him essentially a
foreigner, Just as his residence in the
United States made him an American
In thought. Looked at dispassionate
ly by n thinking Cuban, Palma'a was
an "assisted" regime, notwithstand
ing that the assistance was spiritual,
rather than militant, Implied rather
than expressed. Whether it shall be
to sink or to make safe haven, Cuba
will now "paddle her own canoe." Ten
years of pcaco nnd nverago prosperity
have put the nation in good shape for
the experiment. Success in that ex
periment will vindicate the United
States theory of what a protectorate
Slenklewlcz has a new novel In
press. But this is merely incidental.
The main thing is that be recently
praised tbo beauty and attainments
of American women in a newspaper
Slolgbbells could bo put on the free
list without causing a panic among
manufacturers of the article until oar
climate revives its old fashioned manners,