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f-mM?mm iii w spawn? jgwsf37 1'.'i.M.,V Wayne County Organ of the REPUBLICAN PARTY ; 66th YEAR. HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 1909. NO. 25 x - H Semi-Weekly Founded v 1908 I Weekly Founded, 1844 3mefeiemiciae(S!0i8(eieisoieisl ROOSEVELT NOT ILL Others on Ship Seasick During Heavy Weather. EX-PRESIDENT TAKES EXERCISE He Uses Apparatus Energetically In Gymnasium of the Ham burg and Takes Long Walks. On Board the Steamship Hamburg, at Sea, Via Wireless to Slasconsct, Mans., March 25. Ex-President Itoosc rclt is proving himself a good, sailor In heavy weather, he being one "of the few on board who are not troubled with seasickness. While others are in a more or less Invalided condition, he is as well as ever, in the best of spirits, never miss es a meal and takes strenuous exer cise. Before breakfast he paced the deck 100 times. Ho took a kindly interest In the other passengers who were less fortunate, stopping at their chairs and uttering a few snappy sentences to cheer them up. Kermlt Roosevelt and the other members of the Koosevelt party are fairly well. Mr. .Roosevelt spent two hours in his stateroom discussing plans for the expedition In Africa. After breakfast he and his son promenaded the decks again, though a heavy head wind was blowing and the ship was pitching and tossing in a way that would alnrm some landsmen. When not on deck or busily writing In his stateroom the ex-president Is In the gymnasium. He rides the auto matic steel geared bucking broncho with entbrsiasm. When the metal sprockets of the machine become hot he gets off and. indulges In weight lift ing and a few simple maneuvers on the flying rings. Colonel Koosevelt sent a wireless message to Governor Fort of New Jer sey expressing thanks for a message which the governor yesterday sent to Mr. Koosevelt. Governor Fort said In his message, "All he people of New Jersey are with me, I am sure, in wishing you good health, success and a safe return." There Is no likelihood of Emperor William and Colonel Koosevelt meet ing In the Mediterranean in April, as the ex-president, on board the steam ship Admiral, will bc'in the neighbor hood of Aden, at the southern end of the Kcd sea, when Emperor William goes on board the imperial yacht Hoh enzollern at Venice. No arrangements have been made by Emperor William to meet Mr. Koose velt before 1010. When the ship reaches Gibraltar, Mr. Koosevelt will visit the fortifications. ZELAYA HAS BATTLE THIRST. Washington Advised of Nicaragua's Warlike Stand. Washington, Mnich 25. A dispatch from Honduras to the state depart ment says that the NIcaraguan govern ment Is continuing its warlike prepa rations and that there are further In dications of Zelaya's intent to make trouble for Salvador. ' The state department heped that the presence of American warships In NIc araguan waters would cause President Zelayn to keep the peace. The ad vices tell of activity around the gulf of Fonseca, which separates Nicaragua and Salvador. WOMAN AID AT DEATH CHAIR Female Physician to Assist at Mrs. Farmer's Execution. Osslnlng, N. Y., March 25. It Is re ported hero that a woman physician of Troy who assisted at the execution of Mrs. Martha Place in Sing Sing prison Kovcrnl years ago will perform similar service when Mrs. Farmer Is put to death In Auburn prison next week. When a condemned person is placed In the electric chair one electrode Is applied at the calf of the leg and an other at the base of the brain, bo as to form a perfect contact of electric ity through the body. DUSTIN FARNUM WEDS. Actor Married In Chicago to Mis. Conwell, His Leading Lady. Chicago, March 25. Dustln Farnum was married here to Miss Mary Bes-i sio Conwell, leading woman In his company, which is playing at a Chi-, cago theater. The ceremony was performed by M.! M. Mangasarlan, lecturer of the Ethical Culture society. Mr. Manga, sarlan li the father of Flora Zabelle, wife of Raymond Hltphcock. . ' The pair eluded their friends and were married quietly in a hotel. BANK SWINDLER A SUICIDE. Kills Himself to Avoid Arrest For $300,000 Embezzlement. Harrlsburg, Pa., March 25. Trapped in his room In the .Hotel Lynch, F. H. Kichardson of Elmira, N. Y., wanted for the embezzlement of $300,000, slammed the door in the face of the chief of police and killed himself by shooting. Mr. Kichardson, who was president of the Kichardson Shoe cdmpany, was Indicted by the federal grand jury in New York on March 12 In connection with a long scries of frnuds on banks. It was said that he had obtained the following sums In New York: National Bank of North America, $40,000; Importers and Traders' bank. $20,000, and Lincoln Trust company, $15,000. The outside banks that had lost money and the amounts were giv en as follows: Chemung County Trust company, $00,000; First National bank, Crcston. Ia., $4,000: National City hank, Chi cago, $2,500; International Trust com pany, Boston, $25,000; Miners' Nation al bank, Vosburg, Pa., $5,000; Athens Natioual bank, Athens, Pa., $2,500; Northern Bank of New York. $13,500; First National bank, Corning, N. Y., $15,000; Marine National hank, Buffa lo, $25,000; Mechanics' National bank. Elmira, N. Y., $5,000; Central National bnnk, Cleveland. O., $25,000, and First National bank, Parker, S. D., $2,500. MANY KILLED BY TORNADO. West and Southwest Are Swept by Terrific Storm. St. Louis, March 25. A fatal tornado raged throughout the west and south west, causing the deaths of mauy per sons. A terrific electrical storm swept through Wise county, Tex., practically destroying the town of Slidell, only two houses remaining standing. Many of the farmhouses throughout the county were wrecked. Bridgeport and Decatur suffered heavy losses. At Fort Worth. A. D. Price, a farm er, his wjfe and' five children and a farm hand were burned to death by the destruction of their home. Twenty persons were injured. A tornado struck Brewster, Kan., and leveled part of the town. At Edson, Kan., the hurricane struck a freight train on the Kock Island road. Nino ears were blown from the track. The storm damaged several houses, and It Is reported that several lives were lost. A blizzard of sleet and snow Isolated Denver from outside communication. Wires were down In every direction. i Trains were reported stalled by the 1 storm. PREPARATIONS IN AFRICA. Senator McMillan's Son Arranging For Roosevelt's Reception., Mombasa, British East Africa, March 25. The heavy rains are on, and the grass fires, which have been destroy ing the prairies and driving the game in close to the railroad line, have been put out by the downpour. The popular shooting season Is at an end. The record for the four months shows the killing of 110 lions, Includ ing two mtin eaters and 3,000 head of other game. During the season nlue natives and four white men were mauled by lions. George McMillan, nephew of the late Senator McMillan of Michigan, who re cently returned from a tiger hunting trip in India, has left Mombasa for Ju Ja ranch, his property north of Nairobi, to make preparations for the reception of Mr. Roosevelt. Mr. Mc Millan's residence on the ranch is In the midst of the bush country, but ho has Installed there an electric lighting plant and an ice machine. A complete taxldcrmlc laboratory Is being established here for the treat ment and preservation of trophies for the Smithsonian Institute from the Roosevelt hunt WILL DINE CABINET MEMBERS Passaic N. J., Board ef Trade to En tertain Nagel and Hitchcock, Passaic, N. J., March. 25. This city will havo distinguished guests tonight In the persons of Secretary of Com Suerco and Labor Nagel and rostmas .'or General Hitchcock, who will at tend a banquet of the local board of trade. , The dinner will be given mainly for the two cabinet members, the Inten tion being to make the occasion a nota ble one In honor of the new national administration. TAFT RESPELLS A FOREST. Changes Utah Preserve From French to Spanish Name. Washington, March 25. President Taft by executive order has changed the spelling of tho "La Sallo" national fsrest in southeastern Utah to "La Sal" to conform to the local application of the uunio of tho iSalt mountains, called by thu Spanish "La Sal," with reference to salt deposits. Formerly the spelling of the name was through a misunderstanding mode to conform with tho name cl T.n Salle, the French explorer. TO AVERTSTRIKE Mine Wcrkers Will Stay at Work After April I. NEW APPEAL TO OPERATORS. Policy Committee Hakes Conserva tive Report to Convention at' Scranton, and Lewis Approves It. Scranton, Ta., March 25. President Lewis of the Mine Workers of Amer ica, who presides at the convention of delegates called to decide as to the nc tlon to he taken In regard to the asi thraclte operators' refusal of their di mands, said today that there would be no strike on April 1. The miners will make a further nji peal to the operators to make terma, and there will be another conference at Philadelphia. In any event the miners will stay at work on and attar next Thursday unless they are locked out. The decision to remain at work was reached after the policy committee had made the following unanimous report: "We, your committee, appointed to formulate a proposition to govern the anthracite mining districts between now and April 1 and after that date, have carefully considered every possi ble phase of the situation. "We realize fully the seriousness of the situation. We have considered carefully the Industrial conditions of the country, and we know the condi tions which surround the anthracite mine workers In their daily occupa tion. "After having considered the situa tion from every standpoint we realize that In addition to the interests of the mine workers and the operators there are many other Interests vitally af fected. "We submit to you and for your eareful consideration the following: Wo hereby reafllrm the demands for mulated and agreed to at the special convention of districts 7, 2 and 0, United Mine Workers of America, hold in the city of Scranton Oct. 12, 1908. ' Wo hereby confer upon the members of the executive boards of districts 1, 7 and 0 of the United Mine Workers of I America full authority to meet the , operators of the anthracite coal region and to negotiate with the anthracite , operators an agreement upon such ba i sis and for such a period of time as ! they, the members of the executive boards, in their judgment believe In dustrial and other conditions surround ing the anthracite mine workers may warrant. "We hereby authorize and instruct the United Mine Workers and so far as our authority goes the mine work ers of'the anthracite coal region to re main now and continue at work on and after the 1st of April, 1000, under the terms of the agreement of 1000 and until such time as they are otherwise notified by the official representatives of districts 1, 7 and 0 of the United Mine Workers of America." A delegate arose and asked what would happen if the operators would not let them go to work after April 1. President Lewis replied, "If the em ployers will not let the men continue nt work the responsibility for the sus pension will rest upon the operators." The convention then adopted the re port. THREAT TO KILL TAFT. Contained In Letter Sent to Speaker Cannon From Toledo, Toledo, O., March 25. Threats to kill President William H. Taft and Joseph O. Cannon, speaker of the houso of representatives, were contained In a letter sent .to Mr, Cannon In Washing ton from Toledo March 10 and signed "Polish Voter." The letter was sent to the mayor of Toledo by L. White Busbey, secretary to Speaker Cannon. "The writer may be a harmless crank," says Mr. Busbey, "or ho may be something worse. Tho speaker docs not care to turn the letter over to tho secret service or to the postofllce au thorities. You will know better how to handle It than auy ono here." j GIFT OF A DREADNOUGHT. Great Britain Accepts the Offer Made by New Zealand. London, March 25. Great Britain accepted tho offer made by New Zea land to give the empire free of cost a fully equipped Dreadnought, Tho Now Zealand government of fered to defray tho cost of a Dread nought of the latest typo for the Impe rial navy, tho money for the purposo to bo forthcoming Immediately. If necessary, funds, would be raised, It was stated, for the construction of a second battleship, MURDERS HIS DAUGHTER. Girl Schoolteacher Shot Down on the Street by Her Father. New York, March 25. Carrying out a threat he had frequently made, Phil ip Mangnno, an Interpreter In the mar riage bureau at city hall, shot and killed his pretty -young daughter, Anna A. Mangano, a teacher In a public school, on the street here. The shooting occurred within two blocks of the school and wns wit nessed by a group of the teacher's young pupils. Immediately after firing two shots ai his daughter Mangano turned thf weapon on himself, but was preventer from committing suicide by a bystand er, who leaped upon him and tore the revolver from his grasp. Policemen and bystanders took a hand in the bat tle and succeeded In overpowering the slayer after he had fought fiercely for ten minutes. Mangano and his daughter, an ac complished young .woman, had quar reled frequently. The police were told that Mangano had been annoying the girl' In such a manner that she was forced to seek protection at the St. Cecilia Home For Working Girls, leav ing her father's home to take up hei residence there. Several months ago she had him arrested on the charge of annoying her. LEGAL LIGHTS TO SHINE. All of New England's Chief Justices to Meet at New York Dinner. Now York, March 25. Some of the nblest legal minds of the nation will be assembled tonight at the annual dinner of the alumni association of th New York university law school in this city. The graduates of the school j will have as guests, among others, the chief justices of the six New .Eng land states. Chief Justices L. A. Em ery of Maine, Frank N. Parsons of New Hampshire, John W. Rowell of Vermont, Marcus P. Knowlton of Massachusetts, Edward C. Dubois of Rhode Island and Simeon E. Baldwin of Connecticut will be entertained and will make speeches. Judge AVillard Bartlett of the New York court of appeals, ex-Judge Alton B. Parker, Judge Francis J. Swayze of le New Jersey superior court and Martin AV. Littleton, the famous New York attorney, will also be among the speakers. TWO TO DIE IN CHAIR. Negroes Convicted of Murder of Rich Woman and Her Steward. Richmond, Va March 25. The Jury In the Sklpwlth murder and arson case after forty minutes' deliberation re turned a verdict finding Joe and Isham Taylor, negroes, guilty of murder In the first degree and John Brown guilty of murder In the second degree. The first degree murder verdict carries' with It death in the electric chair. The men murdered wealthy Mrs. Mary E. Sklpwlth and Walter G. John son, the steward of her estate, and afterward sot fire to the historic homo Southeast FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL Closing Stock Quotations. Money on call was 1 per cent; time money and mercantile paper unchanged In rates. Closing prices of stocks were: Amal. Copper... 70 Norf. & West... 8894 Atchison 103U Northwestern WA 'B. & O 109 Brooklyn It. T... 72 Ches. &Ohlo.... 6U ienn. k. k 133 Reading- 132M Rock Island 24VJ C.,C.,C.&StL.. 75 St. Paul 145H D. & H 1751,4 Southern Pac...l20M Krle 24 Southern Uy.... 24 Gen. Electric... 155 South. Ry. pt... 62W 111. Central 143 Sugar 130ft Int.-Met 13V4 Texas Pacific... 32 Louis. & Nash.. .130 Union Pacific. .180 ! Manhattan 142 U. S. Steel 45 Missouri Pac... C9yt TJ. S. Steel pf...llj N.Y. Central. ...127 West. Union.... IBM Market Reports. WHEAT One cent higher; contract grade. March, tl.24al.25. CORN One-half cent higher; March, 71'Sa72c. 13 UTTER Firm; good trade; receipts, 4,770 packages; creamery, specials, 31a 31V&C (official 31c); extras, SO'jC.; thirds to firsts, 21a29c; held, common to special, 20a29c; process, common to special, 17a 23Vc; western factory, lGalsHc; western imitation creamery, 20a21c. CHEESE Firm; receipts. 629 boxes; state, full cream, special, 16al7c; small, fancy, 1594 c; large, fancy, 15c; good to fine, 15V4c; winter made, best, 14Hc: com mon to prime, 12al41c; skims, full to spe cials, 2Vial2'ic. EGOS Firm ; receipts, 23,315 cases ; state, Pennsylvania and nearby, fancy, selected, white, 23c; fair to choice, 21a22c; brown and mixed, fancy, 20Va21c.; fair to choice, 19a20c; western, firsts, 19c; seconds, 19c POTATOES-Steady; domestic, old. In bulk, per 180 lbs., 2.50a3; per bbl. or bag, (2.2&U2.7G; European, per ICS lb. bag., 2a 2.35; Bermuda, per bbl., $5.50a6.75; sweet, per basket, J1.25al.G0. LIVE POULTRY Fowls a shade easier; chickens, broilers, per lb., 25a83o.; fowls, 18c; old roosters, 12c; ducks, 16c; geese, llalSlic. . DRESSED POULTRY Turkeys, young, selected, per lb 23c; poor to geod, 16 22c; fowls, boxes, JtaliiHo.; barrels, 15a 16c; squabB, white, per doz., Il.25a4.26; frozen turkeys. No. 1, per lb., 23a26e.; broilers, milk fed, fancy, 20a28c; corn fed. fancy, 22a24c; roasting chickens, milk fed, 20a25c; com fed, 17a20c; fowls, No, 1, Uial5V4c; old roosters, 12c; ducks, No. 1, 17al8c; geese, No, 1, 12al4c; capons, 14a, 27c. HAY AND BTRAW Quiet; timothy; per hundred, GOoSCc; shipping, He; clo ver, mixed, 55A75C; clover, WiOOc; rye straw, ll.Uja.U5; small bales, ZHc less. 1 DENTFED Whitla Boy Recognizes Cou ple Under, Arrest. CONFRONTS THEM AT CLEVELAND Whitla, Sr., Declines to Say if He Knows the Woman Admits Acquaintance With the Man. Cleveland, O., March 23. Willie Whitla has identified the man and wo man held on suspicion by the Cleve land police as the persons who kid naped him from the school at Sharon, Pa., one week ago today and held him for the $10,000 ransom which was paid by his father, Attorney J. P. AVhltla, last Monday. W,tllle said the man, who gave tho name of James H. Boyle, was the one who took him from school and carried him through a tortuous route to Cleve land, then to Ashtabula, back to this city and placed him In the house In the east end, where he was held until the money was paid. Willie also de clared that the woman was the one who cored for him at the house where he was detained and who acted the part of a nurse. Boyle said the woman is his wife. The police have no other Identification of tho couple than the names given. So far as the man Is concerned, the police believe the name Is correct. JAMES T. WHITLA. Boyle Is said to reside in Sharon and Is a plumber by trade. He is said to have a widowed mother, four broth ers and u sister. The woman, who Is accredited with being the wife of Boyle, declared' soon after her arrest that her Identification would cause a sensation in Sharon. When the identification was complet ed Mr. Whitla would say nothing re garding the woman. He said he knew Boylo slightly. Immediately after Willie AVhltla had seen the man and woman nt the cen tral police station they were taken to the county courthouse, and there ap peared before the grand jury. They were examined for the purpose of aid ing the jury in its attempt to find an indictment against the two prisoners. The charge under the laws of Ohio against tho man and woman If an In dictment was found will be blackmail. This Is based upon the payment of the $10,000 ransom paid by Whitla. As Boyle and his wife are held by thu rtnlll-l. mi eilfinfnlnn rtnM- nn t.i- . ' - .... . .". , .... , .11. ........ I .Ml .. t 1 , I uiuiiucui win uiiuru u uicuiis oi plac ing them unlcr arrest formally, and then they can be held Indefinitely. After leaving tho grand jury room Mr. nnd Mrs. Whitla, Willie and the janitor of the Sharon school which Willie attended left for Sharon. As tho prisoners have not waived extradition, they will he held hero for two or three days until the necessary papers for their removal to Sharon can bo arranged between the governors of Ohio and Pennsylvania. A. woman known as Mary Dlener, who, tho police say, may have been an associate of the kidnapers or was Im plicated in tho plot, committed suicide by drinking morphine while standing In front of a drug store In tho east end, not far from the house In which Willie AVhltla wus detained. She died in an ambulauco while being token to a hospital. Attorney Whitla, accompanied by Mrs. AA'hltla, tholr son and daughter, Willie and Sallno; a boy schoolmate of AVUHe, Harry Forker; n brother of Mrs. Whitla, Janitor Sloss, Chief of Police Crane, Detectlvo Kemplcr, Dis trict Attorney Ltnlnger, former Dis trict Attorney Cochrane and Detectlvo Ward, all of Sharon, comprised tho party that came hero to identify tho two prisoners if possible. On their ar rival they went to the Hollcndcn ho tel. Two private detectives who repre sented Wbltla first went to the pollco station la ah effort to bm Cblgf of Fo- lice Kohlcr to nrrange for tho Identifi cation. At once there was a clash. The chief would not admit the detec tives and stated that he would have nothing to do "with them nud would deal only with Whitla and his son. This was reported to Whitla, and another dispute occurred, which prom ised for a time to stop the Identifica tion proceedings. Whitla telephoned to the chief from the hotel that he had arrived and that he was ready to sec the chief. Chief Kohler replied hotly that he was at the police station where the prisoners were being held and that Whitla could see 'him there If be cared to assist In the prosecution of the man and woman in custody. The chief told Mr. Whltln his son Willie, who was kidnaped, was tha only one whose testimony would be of value. Upon receiving this ultimatum Mr. Whitla arranged to take the boy and the other members of the party to the police station. TO CHECK KIDNAPING. Bills Providing For More Severe Pun ishment For the Crime. Albany, N. Y., March 25. The kid naping of Willie Whitla has had the effect of causing the introduction of several bill in the legislature designed to make more severe the penalty for such a crime In this state. Assemblyman Lefflngwell put In a bill which makes the punishment death or life Imprisonment, as the jury may determine. Another bill by Assemblyman Cuvllller makes the maximum penalty life imprisonment. The maximum penalty under the present law Is imprisonment for twenty-five years. Senator Hill, who in troduced a bill making the punishment imprisonment from five to fifty years, said: "Kidnaping is one of the most seri ous problems with which we are con fronted today. Our present laws in view of the Whitla and other promi nent cases seem to be Insufficient for dealing with that which In all civilized countries Is regarded as a most heinous offense." COUNT B0NI LOSES AGAIN. Paris Count Denies His Right to Ex-.' Wife'-s Furniture. Paris, March 23. Count Bonl de Cas tellane's petition for an Inventory of the papers and furniture In the De Sa gan mansion on the Avenue MalakofT and at the Chateau Marals has been declined by tho court, which sustained tho contention of the De Sagans that they were married under tho regime of "separation of property" nnd that tho papers and furniture In question belong to tho Princess de Sagan until competent proof to the contrary ia forthcoming. The Princess de Sagan mnrricd her present husband nftor securing a di vorce from the Count de Castellane. Previous to her first marriage she was Miss Anna Gould of New York. The count claimed in his petition that the Do Sagans refused to hand over property belonging to him. NEW RUSSIAN WAR CHIEF. Czar Places General Soukhomlinoff In Control. St. Petersburg, March 25. The czar has appointed Lieutenant General SoukhomilnofT, chief of general staff, as minister of war to replace General Itudiger. General Soukhomlinoff formerly was governor general of Kiev and had a high reputation ns a military man. no was noted for his stringent Applica tion of the death penalty and under took most energetic measures to sup press mutinies or disorders whenever the occasion required. ne was a rival candidate to General Kuropatkln for the post of commander in chief of the Manchurlan army. EVANGELIST MUST PAY. Verdict For $1,627 Against the Rev. Dr. Pentecost. Greenfield, Mass., March 23. Ver dicts against Rev. Dr. George F. Pen tecost, the prominent clergyman and evangelist, were returned in the su perior court In behalf of Arthur F. Stone and Marian P. Thompson, who have occupied n dairy farm In East Nertbficld owned by Dr. renteeost. The plaintiffs, who are brother and sister, leased tho farmj 1000 and al leged that they lost money through itM operation because of misrepresenta tions as to Its productive qualities. Mrs. Thompson was awarded $1,359,' while her brother wbb given a verdict f S20S. DROWNS BABIES AND HERSELF Bodies of Crazed Woman and Children Were Tied Together: Slmsbury, Conn., March 25, The bodies of Mrs. Amos Miller and her two children were found In the Farm lngton rlverT Tho children bad been tied together, and a note left by Mrs. Miller Indicates) that she took their lives and her own while mentally depressed. The family was Ja comfortable circumstances.