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Wayne .County Organ
Weekly Founded, 1844
HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1909.
United States Attacked In
Diet at Tokyo.
MIKADO'S COUNTRYMEN ABUSED
Count Hattori Declares That Dig
nity of Yellow Nation Is 111
Treated by Legislators In
Tokyo, Feb. 8. In the Japanese diet
Count Hattori, the lending elder states
man of the opposition, made a bitter
und sensational attack on the United
States. He declared that the Jnponese
were denied an equal opportunity In
the United States and were abused by
Americans. He also asserted that Ja
pan's dignity had been Injured by the
nttacks of legislators In American
states and In the congress at Washing
ton. He declared that In Cnllfornlu and
Nevada Japanese were denied an equal
opportunity and were even abused, by
Americans. Recent events, he said,
had proved that the anti-Japanese sen
timent In America was increasing.
The speaker attacked particularly the
recently concluded agreement between
Japan and America, saying that he be
lieved that the Japanese foreign office
was forced by the American govern
ment to sign the agreement in order to
prevent competition by the Japanese
on the Pacific coast.
Ho declared that Japan's dignity had
been injured thereby, and he lmpas
slonately urged the government to en
force the principle of equal opportu
nity, which alone could solve the ques
tion of the rights of Japanese in for
He said that even the president of
one country had denied Japanese right
to travel, a right which was theirs by
treaty. Count Hattorl's speech was
greeted by continued cheering by the
Foreign Minister Komura in reply
announced that the Imperial govern
ment had decided to notify' the vari
ous powers of the termination of ex
isting commercial treaties, to be effec
tive one year after such notice was
given. He said that it was the Inten
tion of the government to negotiate
new treaties "unhampered by any un
equal engagements." '
The new compacts, he continued,
will be based entirely upon the princi
ple of reciprocity with n view to the
free development of international com
merce. The foreign minister's speech
was received with applause.
Discussing the anti-Japanese meas
ures pending in the California legisla
ture, the foreign minister said Japan
is relying upon the Justice of the
American people aud the friendly dis
position of the United States govern
ment. GATES AGAINST MORSE.
Speculator Gets Judgment For $131,
000 on Promissory Note.
New York, Feb. 2. Judgment by de
fault was ordered by Supreme Court
Justice Flntzek In favor of John W.
Gates In a suit to recover $131,355 on
n promissory note from Charles V.
Morse, who Is in the Tombs.
The note was executed by Morse on
April 25, 1007. It was for 4225,000
and was payable to his own order.
Gates says that on the same Morse for
a valuable consideration transferred
the note to him. Payments made from
time to time by Morse reduced the
amount due. Gates will now sell the
securities backing the note.
Bill to Stop Boxing Contests.
Sacramento, Cal., Feb. 2. Senator
Wills has Introduced a sweeping bill
that prohibits nil pugilistic contests in
places where admission Is charged and
makes violation a felony punishable
by (Ire years in the state prison.-
FOR THE GAS STOVE
New Cooking Utensils That Aro a Joy
Judging from the number of cooking
utensils to be used over gas, it appears
as if the kitchen stove would soon be
come a thing of the past
Among the latest inventions for gas
stoves is the waffle iron. It fits into a
frame underneath which the gas Is
A good sized iron that is divided into
four quarters, making three corner
shaped cakes, is 1.10. There are
French waffle irons that make four or
more small cakes that cost $1.75, $2.50
and $3. Each size comes with a frame
Then there is a new steamer that
will cook an entire dinner over one
burner. There arc four vessels, each
setting Into each other, made from tin
with an excellent copper bottom.
The water Is placed In the first one
and put on over tho gas stove. When
the water bolls the food to be cooked
can be put In. The odor from one pot
cannot escape to tho other, and a din
ner consisting of a chicken, potatoes,
beans and apple dumpling (boiled) can
be cooked at one time over the same
burner with the latter turned off half
In using this boiler the chicken is
placed in the pnn next the water, then
the potatoes in the third, setting on a
wire rack, which comes (15 cents ex
tra) for keeping them dry and mealy,
and lastly the apple dumplings.
It is n -t necessary that all the pots
shall be used two, three or four, as
meets one's needs. But it Is extremely
necessary that the llttlo cap shall lie
placed on the tube of the last pot; oth
erwise the cooking will be a failure,
as the steam will escape.
This vessel comes in four different
sizes and costs from $1.75 to $3.50, ac
cording to size.
By Its use food cannot burn, of
course, and as n fuel saver it has no
equal. Nickel frying pans, especially
good for use over gas, are delightfully
clean looking nnd exceedingly strong,
as the nickel is over iron. A medium
sized pan in this stylo may be bought
for 05 cents. Large sizes sell for more.
When it comes to the question of
buying a roasting pan it is quite a
problem, for there are so many good
ones. Tho seamless are supposed to
be best, and there are a number 'of
these which include also the self bast
ing feature. One style in iron which
has an extra tray or rack inside the
ventilated cover Is only $1 and is of a
reliable quality. Then there is anoth
er style similar to the first In merit,
but has glazed Iron, which makes
washing nnd scouring easier. Theso
are $1.25 to $1.50.
Then there nre agate self basting
pans and enameled pans that do the
same service, and really all are excel
lent in their way.
Though a number of new griddle
cake pans have been introduced, there
Is nothing, I am told, to beat the soap
stone models. The aluminium ones are
practical, but are expensive, and, while
iron is satisfactory, it is apt to make
the house smell of cooking and is not
as clean looking as some of the oth
ers, so that, 'all in all, the soapstone
is conceded to bo the best kind.
A Dessert That May Be Made Early In
Take a piece of cardboard the size
of the pan in which you aro to bake
your cake, allowing one inch more to
lap over. Sew this in shape for your roll
To make the sponge cake take ono
egg, beat the yolk and white separate
ly, add one-half cupful of sugar and
beat again. Sift together twice one
half cupful of flour, one-half teaspoon
ful of baking powder and one-half tea
spoonful of salt. Fold into the beaten
egg and sugnr. Add one-quarter cup
ful of boiling water and one-half tea
spoonful of vanilla. Bake In a hot
oven in a flat, shallow pan until
browned a little, but not crisp. Roll
and put in cardboard frame while hot.
For tho charlotte filling take a tea
spoonful of minute gelatin and dis
solve with two tablespoonfuls of boil
ing water. It may be necessary to
beat still more to completely dissolve
tho gelatin, but do not add any more
Whip half a pint of cream till stiff,
add two tablespoonfuls of powdered
sugar and half a teaspoonful of va
nilla. Have your dish standing In ice
water while beating. Add the gelatin
nnd beat till it is set. Pour it into the
sponge cako mold and set in ice chest
This Is a good dessert to use, for it
may bo made early in the morning.
SEMBRICH SINGS FAEEWELL.
Great Operatlo Prima Donna MaMs
Last Appearance Saturday.
Now York, Feb. 3. Mme. Mnrcella
Scmbrlch made her last appearance In
an entire opera at the Metropolitan
Opera House and on Saturday will
make her farewell appearance in a
series of three acts from three differ
ent operas with which she has been
especially Identified in her distin
WAENING OF JAPAN WAE.
Congressman Humphrey 8ays Yellow
Nation Has Lead In Pacific.
New York, Feb. 3. Representative
William E. Humphrey of Washington
In speaking at the Metropolitan temple
on ship subsidies warned against the
danger of a war with Japan. The
church was decorated with flags, and
militant battle banners marked the
ends of many of the pews.
"I am sorry to say ltf" declared Mr.
Humphrey, "but the United States has
criminally wasted its opportunities on
the Pacific. It will take years to over
come Japan's lead in the Pacific. There
Are fifty merchant vessels now under
construction in Japan. In the United
Stales there is not n single vessel In
tended for foreign trade, nor has there
been for the last six years. For sev
eral years Japan has bought every
American merchant vessel that has
gone Into the market on the Paclflc.
"Subsidy is the magic word of Ja
pan's matchless progress. It was the
subsidized ships of Japan that gave
her her great land victory over Russia,
it was sailors from the subsidized
ships, trained thereon, that made pos
sible the annihilation of the Russian
The speaker declared that it would
be a simple matter in the event of war
for Japan to land 200,000 troops in the
Philippines and 100,000 In Hawaii be
fore the United States could begin to
start out her transports. Where Japan
has 550 vessels of her merchant marine
on the Paclflc, the United States has
only twelve. In addition, he said,
there are 500,000 Japanese In the fish
eries and merchant marine, where the
United States has hardly 1,000 native
born American sailors.
BILLS TIP FOB ACTION TODAY
Anti-Japanese Legislation a Special
Order of Business.
San Francisco, Feb. 3. The anil
Japanese agitation on the Paclflc coast,
which has been fanned Into new life
by the introduction of radical meas
ures In the legislatures of California
nnd Nevadi has been carried on by
the Asiatic 'Exclusion league.
National attention has been attract
ed by the Efforts of President Roose
velt, seconded by Governor Glllett, to
prevent anyjeglslatlon that may lead
to international complications, and ef
forts are being made to prevent un
friendly action by the representatives
of the people of California at Sacra
mento. All of the bills introduced In the Cal
ifornia legislature were the special
order of business In the assembly to
day, and a lively debate Is In progress.
The bill prohibiting aliens from own
ing land In the state has been amend
ed by its author, Assemblyman Drew,
but it still bars the Japanese especial
ly from becoming owners of realty.
The bills Introduced by Assembly
man Grove L. Johnson to prohtblt
aliens from becoming directors in cor
porations in this state and segregat
ing the Japanese with Mongolians in
schools nnd committees nre being
pressed by their author, who is the
Republican floor leader of the bouse.
The latter measure was favorably re
ported by the judiciary committee to
day. A majority is claimed by those In
favor of anti-Japanese legislation,
which claim that all of the bills will
TAFT TO BE A MASON.
President Eleot Aoeepts Honor Ten
dered by Ohio Grand Master.
Cincinnati, Feb. 3. The grand mas
ter of Ohio Masons, Charles S. Hos
klnson of ZaneBvllle, has tendered to
William II. Taft the rare honor of
being made a Mason at sight.
Mr. Toft has accepted and will re
turn to Cincinnati on Thursday, Feb.
18, when the grand master will con
vene a distinguished company of Ma
sons in the Scottish Rite cathedral for
This honor Is so rarely conferred
that there Is but a single instance of
it on record In the hundred years of
history In Masonry in Ohio, when In
1802 Asa A. Bushnell of Springfield
was made a Mason at sight.
INDIANS TAKE KEELEY CUBE
Twenty of 8lsseton Tribe Cease Fight-
Minneapolis, Feb. 3. Twenty Slsse
ton Indians have Just left the Keeley
institute to return to their reservation
In South Dakota. The white man
taught these Indians to drink whisky,
so they came to the white man to cure
them of the whisky habit.
The Indians are the sons and grand
sons of chiefs who used to fight the
white man Instead of fighting his fire
water. Those twenty were the only ones of
the tribe's aristocracy who had not
taken the treatment, and, they say,
they hope they are cured.
Favora .Direct Election of Senators.
Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 3. The sen
ate has adopted a resolution calling
for the election of United States sena
tors by popular vote.
Battleship's Commander Be
fore Court Martial Today.
SIX FLEET OFFICERS TESTIFY.
Qualtrough Denies Charge and
Says He Was Under Heavy
Strain Verdict Cabled
Gibraltar, Feb. 3.-Captaln Edward
F. Qualtrough, commander of the bat
tleship Georgia, was today tried by
court martial on the charge of being
'ntoxlcnted and unbecoming conduct
rvhllo at a dinner and reception given
at Tangier on Jan. 80 to Rear Admiral
Walnwrlffht nnd other officers of the
The verdict, which was reached with
in four hours after the court convened,
was cabled to Washington, nnd the
department will probably make known
the text of the decision tomorrow.
The court martial was held on board
the battleship Louisiana, the head of
the court being Rear Admiral Seaton
Schrocder. Mnjor Dion Williams of
the marine corps acted as Judge advo
cate. There were six naval witnesses,
Including Captain Qualtrough himself.
Testifying in his own behalf, the
captain snld that on the day of the
dinner given by United States Minis
ter Gummere to Admiral Wainwrlght
and the officers of the Georgia and
Nebraska and the forolgn ministers at
Tangier he was obliged to keep to the
bridge of the Georgia from 4 o'clock
a. -m. because of the exceedingly
rough weather. He denied that he had
In any way conducted himself In an
unbecoming manner and asserted very
positively that he had touched no liq
uor during that day.
He said he waB greatly fatigued and
In i a highly nervous state at the din
ner, but drank little of the wine serv
ed. He could only account for hflfen
penrance by saying that he was anout
WCrn out because of his long service
on the bridge, but emphatloally denied
thnt he was Intoxicated or in any way
undor the influence of alcoholic liquor.
After the testimony had been heard
the courtrctlred and within a short
time reached Us decision, Rear Admi
ral Spcrry, the commander of the fleet,
forwarding It to the navy department
Should Captain Qualtrough be con
victed he would be liable to dismissal,
this being the maximum penalty. The
punishment for ordinary intoxication
while off dnty Is a loss of ten num
bers. Captain Edward Francis Qualtrough
has held the grade of captain since
July, 1003, and is one of the older offi
cers of the United States navy. He
was born In Rochester, N. Y., in 1850.
He was graduated at Annapolis in
1871 and has consequently seen nearly
thirty-eight years of service.
During the first ten or fifteen years
of his service Captain Qualtrough saw
much sea and foreign duty. In the
seventies he spent three years on the
European station and following thM
some time in Cuban waters during the
earlier Cuban rebellion.
He was aboard the Hartford In the
Paclflc from 1882 to 1885. In 1808 he
was in command of the Terror. He is
the author of two nautical books, "The
Boat Sailor's Manual" and "The Sail
or's Handy Book."
PROBING SAMPSON MURDER.
Young Widow In Jail Interested In
Every Detail of Case.
Lyons, N. Y Feb. 3. The Wayne
county grand Jury has begun investi
gating the alleged murder of Horry
Sampson, whose young widow, Mrs.
Georgia Sampson, ia in Jail under com
mitment as the result of the coroner's
Inquest. Sampson, who had quarreled
with his wife, was found shot in bis
Although she denies herself to visit
ors and reporters, Mrs. Sampson Is ex
ceedingly interested In every detail of
the grand Jury's proceedings.
District Attorney Gilbert does not
expect to band up indictments before
Friday. If an indictment Is found
against Mrs. Sampson she will not be
tried at this term of court.
ROOT LOST IN MOUNTAINS.
8enator Elect Travels Six Extra Miles
to Detriment of His Knee,
Hot Springs, Ark., Feb. 3. His un
familiarity with the topography of tho
mountains about Hot Springs cost Ben
ator Elect Ellhu Root in extra tramp
of six miles.
Starting out alone for a short stroll,
Mr, Root lost his way, and before he
could find a path leading back to the
city he had traveled six mllos, to the
detriment of bis Injured knee, which
he sprained while alighting from a
carriage In Washington.
WESTINGHOUSE, JR., SAILS.
Inventor's 8on Goes to England to
Wed Miss Brooklobank.
New York, Feb. 3. Sailing for Eng
land today on the Mauretanla was
George Westlnghouso, Jr., whose er
rand abroad Is his marriage to an
EVELYN VIOLET BROOKLEBANK.
English girl. The wedding was orlg
Inallyset for Inst month, but was post
poned by Mr. Westlnghouse's illness.
As seen on the deck of the steamer
today, Mr. Wcstlnghousc seemed to
be In excellent health. He Is to marry
Miss Evelyn Violet Brocklebank.
Mr. Westlnghouse Is the son of tho
famous and wealthy inventor of tho
air brake. His bride to be is the
daughter of Sir Thomas Brocklebank,
a very rich English baronet. She is
a twin, her sister being Miss Agnes
The arrangements and the date of
the wedding will be decided upon aft
er the arrival In England of Mr. West
lnghouse. The ceremony will take place at
Irton Hall, In Holbrook, Cumberland
county, the ancestral home of the
NEW STANDARD OIL TRIAL.
Fifty Witnesses Subpoenaed by Gov
ernment For Feb. 23.
Chicago, Feb. 2. Fifty subpoenas is
sued by Judge K. M. Landls have been
given to the United States marshal for
service on witnesses to appear for the
government nt the second trial of the
$20,240,000 case against the Standard
Oil Company of Indiana.
The trial Is set to start before Judge
A. B. Anderson of Indianapolis on
46 SINK IN SHIPWRECK.
Captain and Most of the Crew of Brit
ish Steamship Drown.
Mel bourne, Feb. 2. The British
steamer Clan Rnnnld Is a total wreck
The captain and forty-five of the
crow were drowned, nnd eighteen
members of the crew, Including twelve
Lascars, were saved.
Edlthburg Is a small town on the
const of South Australia, near Ade
laide. It Is about 200 miles west of
The Clan Ranald was a steamship
of 2,285 tons, owned by the Clan line,
of Glasgow. The vessel was bound
from Mauritius for Adelaide.
How the Cabby Knew.
Arthur Conan Doyle, according to Lo
Figaro, tells a good story of his ex
perience with a Parisian cabby. Com
ing up from the Riviera, he took a
cab at the Gnre de Lyon and drove to
his hotel, where ho tipped the driver
"Mercl, M. Conan Doyle," said the
cocher to the astonishment of Sir Ar
thur, who asked how on earth he
knew his name.
"Mercl," said the cabby, "I read in
n newspaper that Sir Doyle was to ar
rive in Paris from Nice, stopping at
Marseilles and Lyons on the way. I
noted that you had had your hair cut
at arselllcs; that you bad Lyons mud
still on your boots. Therefore you
must be Sir Doyle."
The creator of Sherlock Holmes was
more amazed than ever.
"Do you mean to sny that was all
the evldcnco you had to go upon?"
"Well, to be honest," answered the
cabby, with a grin, "I also saw your
name written on your trunk." Chi
Whites and Colored,
Of the races of tho world 600,000,000
aro white, 700,000,000 yellow, 215,000,
000 black, 85,000,000 brown, or Malay
an, and 15,000,000 red, or North and
South American Indians.
Entirely In Acoord.
Edith-Well, I shouldn't care to be
In your shoes.
Madge No. They would pinch, dear,
wouldn't they? Judge.
It seems that the kaiser promised to
be good the same as before that Is,
only when be feels like It.
What a Fair Mission
ary Did In the North
west The Troubles
of Many American
What one woman can do, even when
fur from home, la epitomized in a state
ment given recently by Miss Lizzie J.
Woods, who left Boston six years ago
and went to Alaska as a missionary of
the Episcopal church. During her stay
in that country she has been acting
United States marshal, commanded a
company of Infantry, checked an epi
demic of diphtheria, was nurse and
physician in the hospital, practically
ruled the territory around Fort Yukon
and rode fifty miles on a sled when
the temperature was 00 degrees be
low zero to administer to Indians. She
has nlso acted as postmistress at the
fort. All these things she has done
without neglecting any of the mission
work which sho went out to do for her
The trouble of the American house
keeper lies in the fact that her theories
and her practice lie so far apart This
Is tho opinion of Miss Margaret Blair,
chairman of the household economics
section of the General Federation of
Women's Clubs. The middle class
housekeeper generally despises her
cook. The wife of the dry goods clerk
who has graduated from the ribbon
counter has become an expert In bridge
and treats her maid with snubs and
condescension. The evil of this atti
tude, says Miss Blair, belongs to the
all powerful middle classes, as the
wealthy have adopted the methods of
the English families, and the poor
The Countess of Bathurst through
the death of her father has become
sole owner of the Morning Post of
London. After the death of her moth
er she did the honors of her father's
house both in London and in Scotland.
During the war In South Africa she
was with her husband while he was
in command of the garrison on the Is
land of St. Helena. During that time
she tried to buy Longwood, famous as
the exile home and death place of Na
poleon. On her application to purchase
the place it was discovered that it no
longer belonged to England, as It had
been presented to the French nation
by England through the Instrumental
ity of Queen Victoria during the reign
of Napoleon III.
A society of charitable women In
Germany has been trying the exchango
of children between the country and
tho city with satisfactory results to
both the parents and the children. The
poorer people in the German cities who
cannot afford family outings send their
children to the peasant families In tho
country and in return receive an equal
number of peasant children Into their
homes in the cities. In this way the
.country children get a chance to see
the wonders of the city and brighten
up the lives of their elders on their
return home, while the children from
the c-llles gain in health and strength,,
besides learning the many valuable
lessons taught by contact with nature.
The promoters favor an international
exchange of children a little older be
tween the different countries.
The most successful woman farmer
in the country lives up in Aroostook
county, Me. She has 500 acres, 375 of
which ore under cultivation. From
eighty-five acres sho harvested 0,600
barrels of potatoes. In 1003 sho had
175 tons of marketable bay. Tho barns
are stocked with grain. .Her house,
which was rebuilt, cost $7,500. It Is
heated by steam and Is modern In ev
ery respect. She has a herd of cowa
and keeps eight horses. Her name Is
Mrs. Cora A. Houghton.
Tho clubwomen of California bare
induced the state board of health to
take steps in carrying out their plans
for a traveling clinic. A railway car
will bo fitted out as a laboratory to
Illustrate methods of preventing dis
ease. Two railroad companies In Cal
ifornia bavo agreed to transport the
car over their lines free.
Tho first kiss on record was the one
given by Jacob to Rachel when be met
her at the well. In the New Testa
ment St. Paul admonishes his follow
ers to greet ono another with a holy
kiss. In the time of the Romans kiss
ing the band to a god was a sign of
adoration. English speaking people,
from the most reliable information,
were the first to exploit the joys of
kissing nnd to make It a universal
Out of Sight.
The winter girl has many charms
Her summer sister lacked,
Although we miss the chubby arras j
That now are ceatskin sacked. '
-Brooklyn HH. ,