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Wayne County Organ
Weekly Founded, 1844
HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY,. MARCH 31, 1909.
WOMAN A WITNESS
Miss Baird Tells How She
NEVER WILL FORGET THE HORROR
She Says Mrs. Fanner Showeo
Amazing Fortitude and Nev
er Faltered For a Sin
Auburn, X. Y., March 30. Miss Ag
nes Balnl, one of the live women wit
nesses at the electrocution of Mrs
Mary Farmer, gives the following de
scrlptlon of the scene in the dcatl.
chamber In the prison here:
"As soon as we entered the dcatt
chamber Captain Patterson went tc
the condemned row door, tapped foui
times with his stick, and the dooi
"Heading the death march to tht
chair were Father Hlckey and bis as
Distant. Preceding Mrs. Farmer wcr
Mrs. Dunntgnn and Miss Gorman. A
ghostlike color overspread Mrs. Farm
er's face. She had chosen a neat fit
ting black dress for her death. Be
low the right knee was a silt which
made easy the applications of the leg
"Her eyes were closed. Her lip
moved constantly In prayer, her vole
subdued, but the supplication "Jesus,
Mary and Joseph" being plainly audi
ble. "Her arms were strapped, electrodes
were snapped to the leg, arm and head
in seconds, the women witnesses In
stinctlvely shielding the murderess
from the gaze of the male witnesses
as the electrodes were adjusted.
"Warden Benlmm gave a signal, and
the full voltage was sent through Mrs.
Farmer's body. The figure started
forward, tightening the straps, and
then shot upward several Inches.
"As the thunderbolt of volts entered
the body nn unearthly gasp escaped,
ner lips. I snail never rorget tne
sound. It was unlike anything I evei
heard. It lasted only a second or two,
but I never wish to hear It again.
"A deep Hush overspread her face,
and her neck began to swell percepti
bly. A livid whiteness then set in. It
was the final shade of death.
"The fingers of both hands snapped
toward the palms after the shock and
remained that way. The lever releas
ed. Executioner Davis stepped from
iucago and placed his right hand on
the muscles of the neck. Slight flut-
terlngs were found
"The stethoscopes of Drs. Gerin and
Spltzka quickly found other evidences
of life, and both stepped back again.
Then quickly there was a spark, and
again the shrouded figure bolted up
ward. The Foeond shock lasted only
five seconds. Again the doctors placed
their stethoscopes to her heart, and
again the hand of Electrician Davis American Government Will Foil Move
pressed the nock. por Revolt.
"Again' the full current was driven w.ls,llllgtolli Marcll :!0. Advices
into tho body. There was no sound. , from Amwt,rp Belgium, say the re
The body again became rigid and re- ,,ortB m.,.ived here that Ciprlano Cas
laxed. Tho triple shock quickly de-, tro liad (.i,.lrtered a vessel in Antwerp
stroyed all signs of lift-. i for revolutionary purposes in "West In-
"Mrs. Farmer showed the most , WiltcrSi iCd to a diligent search In
amazing fortitude. She never faltered I nn plTort t0 ,ocate tll0 vessel( but In;
a second. She walked deliberately, . u.tIgatlim has failed to reveal any
til. .., , I i i 1 . . . x .1-1.1. , .. .-'
iui i-iuM-u i-j us, iiuu vii-iuiL?. i mum
Rhe proved tho bravest woman I ever
In her last hours Mrs. Farmer wrote
and signed tho following statement ex
onerating her husband, who Is also
under sentence of death for the mur
der of Mrs. Brennan:
"My husband, James D. Farmer,
never had any hand in Sarah Bren
nan's death nor never knew anything
about It till the trunk was opened. I
never told hlin anything what had hap
pened. I feel he has been terribly
"Jnmcs D. Farmer was not at home
the day the affair happened; neither
did James D. Farmer ever put a hand
cn Sarah Brennan after her death."
THIRTY DROWNED BY FLOODS
Fifteen Villages Submerged Near Ra
dom, Russian Poland.
St Petersburg, March 30. Thirty
persons were drowned at Radom, Rus
sian Poland, by the sudden rising of
the river Vistula, which has reached
tho highest point since 1852. Fifteen
villages in tho vicinity of Radom are
Inundations In southern Russia have
been greatly Increased by the continu
ance of high temperature, and tho
molting snow and Ico threaten further
great damage. Railroad traffic is de
moralized. Cortelyou Begins New Work.
Now York, March 30. George B.
Cortelyou, former secretary of tho
treasury, took up his new duties as
president of the' Consolidated Gas
company of this city.
WARSHIPS VOTED DOWN.
Brltikt Government's Policy Is Iri-
dorsed by Parliament.
London, March 30. By a strict party
vote of 333 to 135 the house of com
mons refused to express lack of confi
dence in the government's naval pol
icy. The motion on which the notable de
bate hinged was proposed by Arthur
Hamilton Lee, Conservative member
of the house from Hants. It set forth
"that. In the opinion of this house.
the declared policy of his majesty's
government respecting the Immediate
provision for battleships of the newest
type docs not sufficiently secure the
safety of the empire."
A. J. Balfour and Mr. Lee accused
the cabinet of incompetence and de
manded that eight Dreadnoughts be
laid down Immediately. Premier As
qulth and Sir Edward Grey; secretary
for foreign affairs, reproached their
opponents for making a party question
of the most vital matter of the coun
try's foreign relations.
Secretary Grey dwelt on the diplo
matic aspects of the British-German
rivalry and the hopelessness of ex
pecting any cessation of the race for
armaments, and he predicted eventual
European bankruptcy If It continued.
Election Against Government.
London, March 30. While the house
of commons was debating the naval
question the voters of Croydon elected
to parliament Sir R. T. Hermon-Hodge.
Conservative, who advocated the build
Ing of eight warships. The vote was:
Sir it. T. Hermon-Hodge, 11.9S9; J,
E. Raphael. Liberal. 8,041; Frank
Smith, Laborite, 88G.
The Conservative majority is regard
ed as a protest against the naval pol
icy of the government.
DISORDER IN PERSIA.
Revolutionists Led by Panoff, Journal
j ist Soldier of Fortune.
I St. Petersburg, March 30. The Rus
j slan consul at Meshed, a holy city of
I northeastern Persln, where antl-Rus-1
slan disorders have broken out, has
telegraphed for troops to strengthen
the guard at the consulate and protect
the lives and property of Russians. A
detachment of Cossacks will be sent
across the frontier.
The revolutionary movement in this
part, of Persia is largely controlled by
the journalist and soldier of fortune,
Panoff, who was expelled from Tehe
ran by the Russian consul at the shah's
request for sending out discreditable
dispatches concerning the monarch.
Since then Pauoff has openly joined
PanolT, who claims to be a Bulga
rian, before going to Persia was prom
inent in Armenian revolutionary or
ganization, which has ramifications In
America. Later he led a band In Ma
cedonla, but retired under suspicion of
selling information to Austria and
Russia, and is now reported to lie
marked for vengeance by the Arme
nian organization for betraying a list
of the leaders to the Russian secret
NO CASTRO VESSEL FOUND.
evidence of such a charter.
Two considerations will determine
the attitude of the United States gov
ernment toward Ciprlano Castro, for
mer president of Venezuela, who is
now on the high seas en route for
Trinidad. They are: "Does Castro
intend to make a fight to regain the
presidency?" and "Can he control the
necessary funds to start n revolution?"
In case the state department believes
Castro does mean to fight and has the
funds nt his command every effort
will be made to check him in his en
terprise, although officials do not see
how the United States government can
consistently Interfere In the Internal
affairs of Venezuela.
FLAYS "BIPEDS IN BREECHES"
Lecturer 3ays 27,000 Women In New
York Support Men.
Chicago, March 30. John Temple
Graves In lecturing here said:
"Titer are In New York city, by ac
tual count, 27,000 women who by the
sweat of their brow nro earning a live;
llhood for those bipeds In breeches
otherwise known ns men. In Wash
ington we sec the spectacle of masters
of finance and politicians who are
seeking to raise tho tariff on articles
of necessity to women. If women bad
the right of tho ballot would they dare
trespass on those precInctB?"
Joo Qans Has Consumption.
Denver March 30. Joe Guns, former
world's chnmplon lightweight pugilist,
has developed tuberculosis of the lungs
and may never again be seen in tho
Attack Made Upon Him on
Board the Hamburg.
HIS ASSAILANT PUT IN IRONS
Former President lands In the
Azores and Is Driven Through
the Chief Town by the
London, March' 30. A dispatch to
the Standard from Hortn, in the
Azores, says that, when tho steamer
Hamburg arrived it was learned that
an attempt had been made aboard on
the life of ex-President Roosevelt, but
that It wns frustrated and bis would
be assailant placed In irons.
The Hamburg put into Horta only
to leave the mails. The vessel left
after a six hours' stop for Gibraltar by
way of Porto Delgado.
A. De Freltas, governor of Horta,
went out to the Hamburg and wel
comed Mr. Roosevelt, after which the
members of the Roosevelt party were
taken ashore by the governor and
driven through the town.
With the exception of one or two
days when the sea was a little rough
the Hamburg had pleasant weather
from New York.
Mr. Roosevelt did not discuss politics
with any of his fellow passengers.
He would only talk of the forthcom
ing expedition Into Africa. He prom
enaded the decks every day.
Mr. Roosevelt attended a dance on
board the Hamburg Saturday evening,
lie did not dance, but bis son Kcrrult
took part in the entertainment and
danced with several young women.
Gibraltar Will Welcome Roosevelt.
Gibraltar, March I!0. The coming of
Theodore Roosevelt to Gibraltar on
Saturday has aroused great Interest
Richard L. Sprague, the American
consul, will entertain the former presi
dent, and General Sir Frederick Fores-
tier Walker, governor and commander--
general of Gibraltar, and the principal
civil, naval and military authorities
have been Invited to meet him.
The German East African Steamship
company has been asked to have the
steamship Admiral, on which Mr.
Roosevelt will travel from Naples to
Mombasa, stop at Messina for three
hours In order to permit Mr. Roose
velt to visit the earthquake ruins.
Relatives to Meet Him at Naples.
Rome, March 30. Among the Ameri
cans who will meet Theodore Roose
velt when he arrives at Naples on Sun
day nre Lloyd G. Grlscom, American
ambassador to Italy; Mrs. Rushforth,
Mr. Roosevelt's cousin; Miss Carew,
Mrs. Roosevelt's sister, and Francis B.
Keeno, the American consul nt Gene
va, who was a classmate of Mr. Roose
velt nt Harvard.
SUFFRAGE LEADER BUSY.
Mrs. Catt, Head of the Movement,
Speaks to German Women.
Berlin, March 30. lu nn effort to
rouse the women of Germany to great-
or interest in the worldwide movement
for woman suffrage Mrs. Carrie Chap -
mnn Pitt the nresident of the Inter-
man uatt, tne presiuent or tne inter
national Woman Suffrage Alliance,
spoke today to a great mass meeting
of women" in this citv
or v. omen m una city.
Mrs. Catts appearance here was
part of her program leading to the
nlllnnrn moetintr in London the latter
part of nest month. She has been
touring Germany and parts of Austria
Hungary In behalf of the suffrage
cause and reports gains in many sec
tions. The suffrage movement Is backward
In Germany, owing to laws which
have long debarred women from po
litical activity of any sort. The suf-
frage cause has heretofore been sup
ported only by the Social Democratic
party, which makes equal suffrage for
both sexes one of its regular platform
OPERATORS' NEW PLAN.
They Will Insist .on Miners Going Back
to Scale of 1900.
Shamokln, Pa., March 30. From an
thracite operators in close touch with
President Boer of the Rending railway
and Morris Williams of tho Pennsyl
vania Coal company it is learned that
unless officials of the United Mine
Workers of tho three authrnclto dis
tricts sign another threo years' agree
ment, tho samo as the ono now In
force, the cool companies will insist
on all conditions reverting back to
This will mean the abolition of thi
sliding scale, and a rcduotlon of 20
President Lewis will have a confer
ence with tho 'operators at Phlladel
nhla next week.
KING PETER TO ABDICATE.
Ruler of Servia Said to Be About to
Give Up His Throne.
London, March 30. Special dis
patches from Belgrade state that King
Peter of Servia is getting ready to ab
dicate. It is laid that the king, with
his family, including Prince Gcorgo
and Prince Alexander, Is preparing to
leave Belgrade and take up his resi
dence in Switzerland.
A dispatch from Romo says that
King Victor Emmanuel lias received a
letter from Belgrade to the effect that
King Peter and his sons are going to
leave the country. King Peter sug
gests that tho youngest son of Prince
Nicholas of Montenegro take the
crown of Servia.
The king of Italy, accordlug to tho
dispatch, docs not oppose the nbdlca
tlon of King Peter, but will urge that
Peter's son, Alexander, succeed mm.
A dispatch from Vienna says that un
Influential party In the Servian parlla
mcnt la agitating against the Kara
georgevltch dynasty, the family of
King Peter, and discussing either the
Duke of Teck or Prince Arthur ofj
Connaught ns possible successors to
the throne. -
JUST LIKE SHOOTING COWS.
East African Beasts Are Tame, Says
New York, March 30. "President
Roosevelt will find hunting in East
Africa much like shooting cows," said
Dana Estes, the traveler, who has re
turned from a trip on which he cov
ered much of the territory which will
be the scene of tho ex-president's hunt.
"I saw from the railway trains tens
of thousands of wild animals ante
lopes and more than fifty varieties of
similar game, zebras, ostriches, etc.
all as fearless of the dashing railway
train as the ordinary American herds
of sheep and cattle. They were with
in a few hundred yards of the train,
and most of them did not lift their
heads. A few of the more frisky ani
mals would kick up their heels and
look at the train as American cows
and calves would do. There are, of
course, lions, tigers and other savage
beasts which will fall by Mr. Roose
FINANCIAL AJTj) COMMERCIAI
Closing Stock Quotations.
New York March 29.
Money on call was 2 per cent: time
money ana mercantile paper uncnangea
In rates. Closing prices of stocks were:
Amal. Copper... 74H Norf. & West... Wi
Atchison lOGVi Northwestern ..181
B. & 0 112 Penn. R. It 133
Brooklyn R. T.., 74 Reading 134
Ches. & Ohio.... 694 Rock Island 25
C. C. C. & St. L... 75 St. Paul 14714
D. & H 176 Southern Pao...l23
Erie 27 Southern Ry.... 26V4
Gen. Electric. ...157V4 South. Ry. pf... G3?i
III. Central ,141 Sugar 131
Int.-Met 13 Texas Pacific... 33
Louis. & Nash.. 132& Union Pacific... 1S4H
Manhattan 142 U. S. Steel: 4714
Missouri Pac... 72 U. S. Steel pf...H2Vi
N. Y. Central... 130 West. Union.... 6G
WHEAT Steady; contract
CORN Dull: March, 71a72c.
OATS Steady; No. 2 white, natural,
BUTTER Steady; receipts, 4,393 pack
ages; creamery, specials, 31a311&c. (official
31c); extras, 30Hc; thirds to firsts, 21a
23c; held, common to special, 20a29c;
process, common to special, 17a24c; west
ern factory, 19al94c; western imitation
j 'SWrms receipts. C72 boxes;
I tate. full cream, special, 10al7c; small,
1 fancy, l5?ic.; large, 'fancy, Uc.; good to
1 EGGS -Finn; receipts, 17,974 cases;
Etate- Pennsylvania and nearby, fancy,
belecle(1 whllei 21c. falr t0 choice. 21a
n3c . brown al,a mixed, fancy, 21,$a22c;
fair to choice, 20a21c; western, firsts,
13a20Uc: seconds, 19al9VSc
( pOTATOKSsleaa. domestic, old In
bulk per iS0 Ibs jo.50a3; per bbl. or
bag, J.25u2.!0; European, per 168 lb. bag,
J2a2.33; Bermuda, per bbl., $5.60a6.7B;
sweet, per basket, $1.2oal.D0.
I LIVE POULTRY Quiet; outlook un
certain; chickens, broilers, per lb., 25a33c;
fowls, l"iV17Vic. : old roosters, 12c.; ducks,
lCc. ; geese, SlalOVsC
DRESSED POULTRY Firm; fowls,
boxes. lSVialCWc. : barrels. 15al6c. : old roos
ters, 12Vic.: squabs, white, per doz., J1.25a
4.25; frozen turkeys. No. 1, per lb., 23a25c;
broilers, milk fed, fancy, 26a2Sc; corn fed,
fancy. 22a24c: roasting chickens, milk fed, I
20a25c; corn fed. 17a20c.; fowls, No. 1,
17alSc; geese, No. 1, 12al4c; capons, 24a
HAY AND STRAW Quiet; timothy,
per hundred, C0aS5c; shipping, 65a67Hc;
clover, mixed, Wa75c: clover, BOaGOc; rye
ctraW, tl.05al.15; small bales, 2Hc. less on
MILLIONAIRE GOES INSANE.
Son of Swift, the Packer, Is Sent to a
Chicago, March 30. Herbert L.
Swift, millionaire sou of the late Qua
tavus F. Swift, founder of tho great
packing firm of Swift & Co., was ad
judged Insane by a commission of phy
sicians and sent to tho Kcnllworth
The petition was filed by Robert O.
McManus, a lawyer for Swift ft. Co.
Judge William h. Bond, accompanied
by Dr. J, R. Houston and Dr. Hugh
T. Patrick, went to tho Swift home,
where tho hearing wns held. Ixula P.
Swift, n brother, testified that Herbert
Swift had threatened to kill hlmBelf
and members of the fats!!?.
President Also favors Re
ductions on Necessities.
WOULD CHAN6E PAYNE BILL
He Approves of It In Principle, bnt
Believes More Schedules Should
Be Revised Downward
Washlngtou, March 30. It is grad
ually becoming known that President
Taft Is not entirely In favor of the
Payne tariff revision uiensur as at
One of Mr. Tuft's congressional call
ers who talked tariff with the presi
dent on leaving the White House de
clared that the chief executive heartily
favored free tea, coffee, lumber, hides,
Iron ore, petroleum and, in fact, the,
entire removal of taxes from the nc
cessitles of existence. The president
would have a readjustment downward
of the schedules on gloves, spices,
At the same time Mr. Taft is not in
clined to interfere with the making of
the new tariff laws at this juncture.
Those best qualified to judge say that
the president intends to leave all con
gressional matters to congress and
does not intend to dictate to that body
what it shall do, At the same time he
takes advantage of the calls made
upon him by senators qnd representa
tives to stato anew in response to
their requests for suggestions his own
position and the policy to which ho
believes the Republican party is com
mitted. It is too early in the fight for the
president to feel called upon to pre
sent specific views as to the various
schedules. The broad general policy
of reducing the tariff on the necessi
ties of life the imports that go to
help feed and clothe the great masses
of the people Is the one that appeals
to the president and the ono which be
is said to feel hopeful that congress
President Taft believes that the sys
tem of taxation to be adopted to meet
the growing deficiency In the treasury
should be one calculated to cause the
least friction. It Is for this reason
that ho strongly favors the inheritance
tax idea. The collection of such a tax
is easy and comes from unearned
money. The fact that several of the
states have got ahead of the national
government In adopting the idea is the
only drawback to the scheme. The
government's adoption of the principle
would mean double taxation in some
states and might cause some friction
between the national and state govern
ments. This Is tho argument made
to tho president against It.
The president does not believe that
n stamp tax would be a great burden
upon tho people. A stamp tax at this
time would not go to the extent of the
war tax Imposed in 18US. Sucli a tax
would bo far better, it is declared at
the White House, than the imposition
of such a tax or duty on foodstuffs ns
would cause unrest and anxiety on the
j part of the general public.
' President Taft has let it be known
i that he approves the Payne bill In
j principle, but he believes more sched
ules in the Dlngley tariff should be re
vised downward than upward. His
' message to congress shows how averse
he is to Imposing his personal views as
to the tariff upon congress, and he in
tends to adhere to his policy in this
respect. His only utterances to mem
bers of congress on tho subject have
been In response to their direct re
quests for his views ns to certain
NEW AIRSHIP RECORD.
i Count Zeppelin Takes His Dirigible to
Height of 6,000 Feet
Frlcdilchshafcn, March 30. Count
Zeppelin's dirigible airship, tho largest
In tho world, established a new record
by rising to a height of 0,000 feet. Not
an accident marred the remarkablo
flight, tho huge craft rising and de
scending like n bird.
The airship Is 415 feet long, with a
diameter of forty-nine and ono-half
feet. It has three motors, each of 145
horsepower. Its speed Is as high as
fifty-five miles an hour. Tho airship is
fitted with wireless and has powerful
SPRINGFIELD, 0., GOES "DRY."
Temperance Forces Win by Eleven
Votes Out of 17,831.
Springfield, 0 Mnrch 80. With tho
heaviest vote In local history, Clark
county voted "dry" by eleven majority
In the local option election. The total
voto cast in the county was 17,831,
The election affects ninety-seven sa
loons in the county and threo brew
Crazy Snake's Band Closely
Pressed; Many Captured.
UPRISING NEARING THE END.
Militia and Deputies Force Red
skins to Break Up Into Groups.
Crazy Snake Is Still
Oklahoma City, Okla., March 30. A
detachment of Crazy Suake's band 4
belligerent Indians was surrounded fay
deputy sheriffs near Crazy Snaketa
home, and a lively skirmish ensued.
One Indian was killed, eight redskins
were captured, and the remainder fled,
with the deputies in pursuit. Ther
Were about twenty-five. in the band.
The deputies after trailing them fo
some distance finally forced them to
take refuge in the house.
Advancing from all sides, the possi
fired a volley at the frail house. Ttts
Indians rushed out, scattered among
the trees and made a defense. Tht
posse, firing steadily, advanced an
.routed the band. None of those cap
tured Is seriously injured.
Crazy Snake's band apparently has
broken up into numerous small groupn
Each Indian Is trying to accomplish,
his own escape without regard for tin
grand dreams of the chieftain, to real
ize which they were called togethei
Sunday by the smoke of signal fires.
All efforts at organized rcslstanc
seem to have been dropped.
The milltlilmen seemed well able tc
cope with this latest phase of the situ
ation, however. They, too, scattered
In bands, Invaded tho hilly wooded re
gion of the Creek Nation In n deter
mined effort to hunt down both lead
ers and members of the war party
The wisdom of this policy became evi
dent, for nt nn early hour today th
soldiers had captured more members
of Crazy Snake's forces, among then:
Little Tiger, a subchlef.
As fast as they are captured tho In
dians will be hurried to the militia
camp nt Hickory Grounds. By this
means the soldiers expect to avoid a
pitched battle, but they regard It aa
probable that numerous small engage
ments will be fought.
The whereabouts of Crazy Snake re
mains unknown, but It is believed thai
if lie Is In command of the renegades
personally ho has succeeded In reach
ing the Tiger hill range and Is thera
supported by some of his chief sup
porters. The end of.the uprising is believed tc
be near at hand.
N. Y. CENTRAL GUILTY.
Railroad Made to Pay Fine of $10,000
Now York, Mnrch 30. In accordance
with the United States supremo court's
decision overruling demurrers Inter
posed to Indictments chnrglng the
New York Central and Hudson River
Railroad company with giving rebates
in connection with the transportation
of cooperage supplies the company en
tered a pica of guilty to ten of the
twelve counts In the indictment before
Judge Holt In the United States cir
A fine of $1,000 on each count, or
$10,000 in all, was Imposed and paid.
PIERS BURN AT HAVANA.
Hamburg-American Liner Is Set on
Fire and Her Crew Flee.
Havana, March 30. Two piers o
the Havaua Central railroad were to
tally destroyed by tiro of Incendiary
origin. The total damage is estimated
at $ 1,000,000.
The Hamburg-American line steam
er Altenburg, which was lying at her
pier discharging her cargo, was un
able to get away. Tugs could not
render her assistance on account of.
the dense smoke, and tho crew of tho
steamer was compelled to abandon her
and take refuge on tho adjacent pier.
It wns thought ut first that the Bteam
er would be totally destroyed, but the
fire was controlled after damaging tho
vessel to the extent of $80,000.
Both piers, which contnlued a vast
amount of miscellaneous freight, were
consumed, practically nothing In the
warehouses being saved.
The crew of the German cruiser
Hamburg, which entered the harbor
while tho lire was in progress, ren
dered much assistance in towing light
ers out of reach of tho flames.
A number of lighters wero cut looso
and wero blown to sea by tho strong
southerly gale, threatening destruction
to tho steamerH and other craft an
chored In tho harbor.
Some of tho vessels hoisted their an
chors and shifted their position to es
capo tho peril. Several blazing bargea
drifted to tho mouth of tho harbor,
being stranded off Mprro caBtle.