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Wayne County Organ
Weekly Founded, 1844
REPUBLICAN PARTY i
HONESDALE, WAYNE 00., PA., FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 1909.
1 MRS. n
Mother and Brother Give
Points In Her Favor.
PROSECUTOR IS DISAPPOINTED
Testimony That Accused Woman
Was on Second Floor of Her
Home Just Before the
Lyons, N. Y., April 8. The father,
mother nnd two brothers of Mrs. Geor
gia Allyu Sampson, charged with the
killing of her husband, Harry Samp
son, were called to the witness stand
by District Attorney Gilbert to give
evidence on which the state Is depend
ing to convict Mrs., Georgia Sampson
The testimony of the four members
of the Sampson family was listened to
with Interest by a great throng that
packed the courtroom. A sad figure In
the courtroom was the widowed moth
er of Harry Sampson, Mrs. George
The defense scored several material
points through the testimony of ihe
members of the Allyn family. It was
established notably that shortly before
Harry Sampson staggered into the
Allyn dining room and fell dead Mrs.
Sampson was seen on the second floor
of her home.
Through Mrs. Allyn the state's attor
( neys brought out the fact that Robert
Manson of Niagara Falls wrote to
Georgia inviting her and a friend, Miss
Mildred Cervoss, to spend a few days
Jn Niagara Falls.
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f :r - Ui ...lifif Mnnonn wl-nrn natftlrr Ml-U
jjj r5tuuBuu lu uuL u'i u cuuiierou.
gMvOari. AUyn, brother of Georgia, testl
Mr. Allyn, .the father of Georgia, said'
that when he drove away from the
house that morning he saw Mrs. Samp
son ,ln the window of the second story
of their home.
"You never told nie that before,"
said District Attorney Gilbert, "though
I asked you to tell me all you knew." .
"No, I did not." said Mr. Allyn. !
"What did you do with Harry's
"I told Carl to take them out and
burn thorn," replied Mr. Allyn.
The prosecuting attorney was great
ly chagrined at the failure of his wit
nesses to strengthen his case.
Counsel for the defense showed that
the dark outer shirt of Harry Samp
son had no bullet hole in the left hand
side to correspond with the bullet hole
on the left side of the undershirt and
sought further to establish that the
outer shirt was not the one Harry
Mrs. Sampson's lawyers nssert that!
the outer shirt undoubtedly contained j
powder marks, but this shirt was
burned, none of the members of tho
Allyn family thinking it important.
The prosecution will endeavor tc
prove that Harry Sampson had his
outside shirt open and that therefore
the bullet did not pass through It.
John Ebert, nt neighbor, declared
that ho had seen the rifle In the Allyn
wood shed just before the shooting
He said that when he saw Harrj
Sampson's body the shirts were thrown
open at the throat.
Under, cross examination he stated
that Harry Sampson before the shoot
ing had shown him a smokeless car
tridge of a caliber that would lit tho
Mr. Ebert said that the exploded
shell which' he gave the undertakei
was not the ono which he took from
the rifle after the shooting.
"You never told mo this before in
any of your examinations," said the
"No, sir; you did not ask me," said
Ebert further declared that at tho
funeral of Harry Sampson ho told
Lawyer Tlnklebaugh that when hi
gave Frank Sampson the rifle he also
gave him a box of smokeless powdet
The witness stated that be had seen
a yardstick standing near the rifle
The defense, will try to show thai
Sampson probably snapped the trlggei
by pushing It with tho yardstick.
JEALOUSY ENDS FATALLY.
Dataware Youth Killed In Row Over
Mllford, Del., April 8. In a quarrel
over a girl Walter Gillespie was stab
bed to death by Chester Gray of Mil
ton, the son of a stock dealer of that
Gray bad been calling on a Miss
Bennett here. Aa he was leaving he
was followed, be avers, by Gillespie
and two of Gillespie's friends. Accord'
Ins to Gray, the three attacked him.
STANDARD OIL'S DEFENSE.
G. Milburn Says Company Has
Been Greatly Maligned.
St. Louis, April & John G. Mll
aurii, senior counsel of the Standard
Dll company lu tho suit of the gov
ernment to have the great corpora
tion dissolved as a violator of the
Sherman act, now being argued before
the full bench of the United States cir
cuit court here, resumed his argu
ment for the defense.
He contended that the Standard OH
company has been greatly maligned
and that It has been the nation's great
est developer of not only local, but for
Mr. Milburn told of the care with
which the firm of Rockefeller nnd
company, even In Its earliest days,
studied the economies of the oil busi
ness, establishing warehouses and
lighterage facilities In New York that
they might be Independent of local
Telling then of the light made
against Cleveland as a reflulng cen
ter by the Pennsylvania railroad In an
endeavor to dominate the old world,
Mr. Milburn, pausing dramatically,
with uplifted hands, exclaimed:
"Instead of concocting the so called
conspiracy about whicii we have heard
so much, Mr. Rockefeller and his as
sociates were at that very moment
fighting for their own lives and com
Mr. Milburn denied that Mr. Rocke
feller was one of the organizers of
the famous South Improvement com
pany of Pennsylvania. Instead, he
said, the embryo oil king denounced
the plan ns impractical.
"Mr. Rockefeller and his associates
saw at that time that self preservation
existed only in strengthening their
"Mr. Rockefeller had faith in the oil
business; greater than any other man
on earth ever had."
Mr. Milburn denied that there had
been either fraud, coercion or wrong
in the acquisition of the properties
bought by Standard Oil.
"In the general economy of society,"
he said, "It was ordained that some
men should succeed and others fall.
Some men failed in the oil refining
business.- They could not keep pace
with the Improvements of 'time. They
Did we compass his fall? No; such is
tho law of progress."
MESSAGE FROM ROOSEVELT.
Ex-President Praises Relief Work
Americans at Messina.
Rome, April 8. As u result of his
visit to the earthquake ruins at Mes
sina ox-l'resldent Roosevelt has writ
ten the following message to the
"I am sure the American people do
not realize the splendid work that is
being done at Messina aud Rcgglo
with the lumber sent from the United
States. I have visited the American
camp aud seen 250 houses already com
pleted, and arrangements have been
perfected for the rapid construction of
'The whole work, which is under the
general direction of Ambassador Gris
com, has been organized and perfect
ed by Lieutenant Commander Belknap,
with tho assistance of Lieutenant
Buchanan, Ensigns Wilcox nnd Spof
ford, Dr. Donelson, Paymaster Rog
ers, forty enlisted men of our navy
and a number of stalwart American
"In addition, there is a line group of
Americans, such ns J. Elliott, Win
throp Chandler, J. Bush and R. Hale,
who are giving their time and ener
gies to help the philanthropic work.
"I consider that the American people
are deeply Indebted to each and ev
ery one of these men. I cannot exag
gerate the pleasure It gave me to see
tho officers and enlisted men of our
navy adapting themselves to strange
and une pecl -d circumstances nnd
successfully performing with ability
and thorough good will this most diffi
cult task. Our nation can well be
proud of them."
JAIL FOR TAKING- TWO CENTS
Young Mall Carrier Harshly Dealt
With by Federal Judge.
Springfield, Mo., April 8. Judge
John F. Phillips, in the United States
district court hero, sentenced Cleve
land Carroll, a boy employed as a mall
carrier, to six months In the reform
school for embezzling postal funds.
Carroll Is said to have appropriated
two cents given him to buy a stamp.
He destroyed the letter he was to mall.
HE WOULD TAX BILLBOARDS.
Senator Heyburn Objects to the 8igna
of the Times.
Washington, April 8. Senator Hey
burn of Idaho has Introduced a bill In
the senate for a tax on billboards.
It appears the senator, who has an
eye for tho artistic, has been offended
while riding along on trains botwoon
here and New York and elsewbero and
beholding commercial ornaments to
camo urns -to sell, atadiWe bought,'bEttl
with that man's failure to succeed? tho
Sure Party Platform Prom
ises Will Be Kept.
STANDARD OIL GETS WHACKED
House Committee of Whole Upsets
Organization, Beverses Speak
er's Decision and Pub Oil
Practically on Free List.
Washington. April 8. President Taft
reiterated to some of his callers the be
lief be has held ever since his election
that the new tariff bill as finally pass
ed by congress will fulfill the platform
pledges made at the Chicago conven
tion last June and would be a revision
One of the callers to whom he thus
expressed himself was Senator Mc
Cumber of South Dakota.
President Taft told Senator McCum
ber that the new census bill as framed
lu the house seems entirely satisfac
tory, and it is believed at the White
House that the senate will accept and
pass this measure as it came from the
lower branch of congress.
Standard Oil was given a body blow
in the house during the debate on tar
iff bill amendments.
The house, sitting In committee of
the whole, adopted an amendment
which cuts the duty on refined nnd
crude oil to 1 per cent in place of a
25 per cent ad valorem proposed by
the ways and means committee.
Another Important Incident came
when the house, after brief debate and
with scarcely a dissenting vote, adopt
ed the committee amendment to put
tea on the free list and removing the
countervailing duty from coffee.
Five amendments to the barley
schedule were defeated. Tho duty on
barytes was raised from 75 cents to
$1.50 per ton.
The oil, incident , was, accompanied.
opening of the toilff contest' When
this schedule was reached Mr. Vree
land of Now York, on behalf of the
ways nnd means committee, offered an
amendment striking out the counter
vailing duty and fixing n duty of 25
per cent ad valorem. Mr. Norrls of
Nebraska moved a substitute provid
ing for a duty of 1 per cent nd va
lorem. Against this Mr. Dalzell made the
point of order that as It was not in
cluded In the committee proposition
it could not be entertained.
The chair sustained the point, but
by a vote of 102 to 173 on division the
chair was overruled, many Republic'
nns voting with the Democrats against
the chair. Tellers being ordered, tho
negative vote was increased, and the
vote stood 120 to 10S.
Thus the entire petroleum schedule
was opened to amendment. This to
suit created Intense excitement.
After tho confusion had subsided
somewhat debate on the Norrls amend
ment was begun. During the debate
Speaker Cannon took the floor and
with great feeling spoke against the
amendment. Ho sought to show that
this nmendment would help the Stand'
nrd and enable it to flood the country
with oil from Mexico.
The speaker was shaking with rage
as he spoke. Immediately thereafter
the Norrls amendment was adopted.
While the vote was In committee of
the whole, It is regarded as probable
that it will be sustained in the house
when It comes to a record vote.
The whole proceeding showed that
tho house members were powerfully
In favor of striking a blow at the
It Is predicted that if the house pro
vldes for practically free oil tho sen
ate will do likewise.
RIOTS IN CALABRIAN TOWN.
Troops Fire on Popular Demonstration
Against New Taxes.
Monteleone, Calabria, April 8. Four
men were killed and many others
wounded in a conflict with the local
carbineers. The authorities are en
deavoring to collect new taxes, which
are exceedingly unpopular.
As a protest tho people marched
through tho streets and Invaded the
city ball. The carbineers were called
out, and a fierce riot ensued, In which
the soldiers fired on the people.
SENTENCED TO THE NAVY.
Boy Forger Had a Chance to Be a Man,
Des Moines, la., April 8. John Flood,
sovonteeu years old, Indicted for for
gery, was sentenced to enlist In tha
navy or to serve a terjn in the reforma
tory. Judge Brcnnan of the juvenile court
declared training in the navy would
make n man of the lad. Recruiting
nflicora ronv reject him.
CASTRO AT MARTINIQUE.
Angry at British Government and at
Fort de France, Martinique, April 8.
Clpriano Castro, former president of
Venezuela,. has taken up his residence
temporarily at least at this place. He
arrived hero on tho French steamer
Guadeloupe and very unwillingly came
ashore owing to the British govern
ment's refusal to permit him to dis
embark nt Port of Spain, Trinidad.
His wife and other members of the
party continued on their journey to La
Guairn. Castro has taken apartments
nt the Hotel Ivanes. The former presi
dent was greatly wrought up over the
action of the British government aud
expressed himself as having been out
raged by tho treatment accorded him
by the governments concerned in his
He showed the utmost Indignation nt
the action of President Gomez, saying:
"It was I who placed him In bis high
position, nnd I have been very badly
recompensed. But justice Is Imminent."
When he bade goodby to his wife
Castro showed great emotion. He ex
pressed keen regrets that he was not
able to continue the voyage.
May Have to Leave Martinique.
Port of Spain, Trinidnd, April 8.
There is much excitement in the Vene
zuelan colony here over the Interdict
Issued by the British government
against ex-President Castso. Interest
centers in the question how long Cas
tro will be permitted to remain in
Fort de France.
MISSING CHAUFFEUR CAUGHT,
Darragh, Who Ran Down TrimBle Boy,
Captured In Texas.
Fort Worth, Tex., April 8. William
Darragh, a clmuffeur, wanted at New
York on the- charge of running down
and killing thlrteen-yenr-old Ingvaard
Trimble, was arrested here by Chief
of Police R. P. Taylor, who notified
the northern authorities.
Darragh, who was known here un-
Uor the name of William Lee, con
fessed his identity. He was held for
'extradition papers. Darragh, who ran
away after the boy was run down, had
been rf oHped.thrpugh 'several, .western
A, telegram was rceelved''fro"m New
York saying that an officer would
leave at once to bring Darragh back.
COLONEL GREENE RESIGNS.
Civil Service Commissioner Asks Foi
Washington, April 8. Henry F.
Greene has handed his resignation to
tho president as a member of the civil
service commission. It is believed that
ills successor will be James Thomas
Williams, Jr., for several years a resi
dent of the District of Columbia.
Mr. Williams during the late cam
paign was connected with the Repub
lican national committee aud acted as
private secretary to National Chair
man Frank II. Hitchcock.
ICE HOUSES BURN DOWN.
Four Hundred Thousand Pounds of Ice
Lost as Result of Incendiary Fire.
East Watcrboro, Me.. April 8. More
than 400,000 tons of Ice stored In six
Icehouses along tho Bnrtlett river weru
destroyed by mi Incendiary fire, which
wrecked the plant of the E. W. Clark
Ice company. Tho damage Is estimated
Eight Killed In Michigan.
Detroit, Mich., April 8. At least
eight persons lost their lives in the
storm that swept over Michigan.
Three men who tried to cross the De
troit river in u rowbont from Wyan
dotte to Canada were drowned when
their craft capsized.
At Jennings, In JMissaukec county,
three men were killed by a falling wall
that was blown down by the wind.
KIght-ycnr-old Benjamin Hellmei
was killed by lightning near Iona, and
Ray Miller was killed at Brighton by
a roof that had been blown off by the
One Killed at Rochester.
Rochester, N. Y., April 8. John
Velth was killed here when a flfty-ono
mile an hour wind unroofed a New
York Central freight car. Velth, who
was working along the tracks, was
crushed to death. A twelve-year-old
child sustained a fractured skull from
a chimney blown down by the gale.
CALLS YANKEE GIRLS, HORRID
"Have Made tho Demure British Maid
en Disgrace Her Nation."
London, April 8. English matrons
soy the type of simple, modest British
maiden of olden days Is practically ex
tinct and lay It to the example set
by the American girls who flock to
tbe English metropolis every season.
Ono society woman said: "Our girls
are now boys. They have male nick
names, such as 'Jimmy,' 'Billy' and
'George.' They drive motor cars,
shoot, hunt, go away for week ends
of their own and Indulge In other mas
culine pleasures. Thoy cannot blush
and cannot full In love."
Mine Workers Get a Setback
NO RECOGNITION OF THE UNION
All That Is Offered Is a Renewal
of the Old Wage Agreement
For a Term of Three
Philadelphia, April 8. At the con
ference held here between committees
representing tho coal operators and
the officials of the United Mine Work
ers of America, representing the an
thracite workers, to consider demands'
made by the miners the operators re
fused all tbe demands and submitted
Instead a proposition to extend the
wage agreement brought about by the
anthracite strike commission for an
other term of three years.
In order that the proposition may be
laid before the officers of the mine
workers' organization the conference
took a recess until late this afternoon.
The proposition of the operators is ns
"Whereas, in 1902 all questions at
Issue between tbe companies and their
employees, whether they belong to the
union or not, were submitted to tho
anthracite coal strike commission to
decide ns to the samo nnd the said
strike commission under dnte of March
13, 1003, filed Its award and provided
that the said award should continue lu
force for three years from April 1,
"Whereas, by agreement dated May
7, 1906, it was stipulated that 'the said
nwnrd shall be continued In force for
three years until March 31, 1009;
"Now, therefore, it is stipulated that
the said award shall be extended and
shnll continue in force for three years
from April 1, 1009 namely, until
March 31, 1912."
SsSesldi George F. Baer of the Read
ing company mere were prescm lor
the operators J. L. Cake, Independent
operator; Thomas Fowler, president of
the Now York, 'Ontario and Western:
W. H. Truesdale, president of the
Lncknwannn; E. B. Thomas, president
of the Lehigh; S. C. S. Sims, second
vice president of the Delaware and
Hudson; Morris Williams, president of
tho Susquehanna Coal company, and
George F. Barker.
The miners were represented by
President Lewis of tho United Mine
Workers, John Fallon. N. J. Ferry and
Miles Dauglierty of the national board,
John Waters, district No. 1; John Me
Illienny, district 7, and John Fnhy, dis
trict No. 9.
The wage agreomsnt, which the op
erators seek to have renewed, expired
on March 31. Tho miners, however,
pending tho outcome of the confer
ences are working under Its terms.
The agreement does not provide for
recognition of the miners' union, and
this is the bone of contention, ns tho
operators absolutely refuse to recog
nize the union.
It Is said that should the operators
refuse to make any concessions and
Insist upon the offer to renew the an
thracite strike commission award the
miners will appeal to President Taft
for the appointment of. a commission
to investigate the conditions control
ling the mining and selling of hard
It Is also said that If the conference
comes to an end without an agreement
being reached the miners will not de
clare a strike, but will leave It to the
operators to declare a lockout.
TURKISH EDITOR KILLED.
Writer Who Opposed Young Turks As
sassinated at Constantinople.
Constantinople, April 8. Hassan
Fehinl Effeudl, editor of the Liberal
newspaper Serbestl, was shot aud kill
ed by an unknown man as he was en
tering his office. A government officer
accompanying the editor was wound
ed. The crime Is believed to be po
litical. The Serbestl has been carry
ing on a campaign against the commit
tee of Union and Progress, better
known as tbe Young Turks.
This committee has been controlling
the Turkish government by virtue of
Its hold on troops from Salonika and
elsewhere, which were brought Into
Constantinople, leading, first to tbe
granting of the constitution and, later
on, to the downfall of Klamll Pasha.
Guilty of Three Murders.
Amite City, La., April 8. Tho Jury
In the case of Avery Blount, charged
with the murder of J. O. Breeland,
Mrs. Breeland and Mrs. Joe Everette,
brought In a verdict of guilty In the
Fair and cooler; diminishing west
GREAT HAVOC BY WINDSTORM
Northwestern Ohio Suffers Greatly,
Many Persons Being Hurt.
Toledo,' O., April 8. Northwester.
Ohio experienced one of the most ue
vere windstorms in Its history. Scores
Df persons were injured, many of them
seriously, nnd the property damage Is
large. In Toledo the loss Is estimated
at $25,000, and fifteen persons were
The wind attained a velocity of ser
raty miles an hour. The lives of pe
destrians were endangered by falling
signs, parts of roofs, chimneys, limbs
of trees and glass blown out of win
Tho main building of the Toledo
Masslllon Bridge company was par
tially wrecked by the storm, and 30
men were put out of work. Tho roof
over tho main building of tbe plant,
108 by 400 feet, was torn off and de
posited in a field.
Many towns report much damage
nd many minor nccldents.
HURRICANE IN CANADA.
Six Injured at London When Chimney
Crushes 8chool Building.
London, Out.. April 8. Six persons
were fatally injured and a financial
loss of $.i0,000 was entailed by a hur
ricane which passed over this city.
At the Aberdeen public school a taH
chimney crashed through the roof, im
prisoning 300 pupils ' and creating a
The chimney fell In such a position
that It blocked the exits from the up
per part of the school building and
damaged the rooms. The firemen suc
ceeded In quieting the children, who
were removed by means of ladders.
Ono of the steeples of St. Mary's
Itoniau Catholic church was blown
BOATS LOST IN GALE.
Crew of Steel Barge Rescued In Fierca
Storm on Lake Erie.
Cleveland, O., April 8. The fishing
tug George Floyd, with seven men
aboard, aud tho sloop Mary H with
nine men, are missing, and tho barge
Norman Kelley, with a crew of four
persons, was rescued after a desperate
struggle In a fierce windstorm which
raged on Lake Erie. The vlnd blow a
sixty mile gnle.
The steel barge Kelloy's crew, three
men nnd a woman, were picked up
after floating fifteen miles away from
Kelley's island, whence the boat broke
away. There was neither nn engine or
an oar on the barge, so the crew was
at the mercy of tho waves.
Death and Havoc at Buffalo.
Buffalo, April 8. For two hours a
seventy-two mile wind tore through
tho streets of Buffalo. One man was
killed and many were Injured by parts
of buildings detached by the force of
the wind nnd hurled through the air.
The whole front of tho Oppenheim
Colllns dry goods store was blown In,
and many plate glass windows were
The lake was lashed Into a foaming,
tumbling mass, and the big ice field
that stretched as far as Dunkirk was
broken tip aud forced into this harbor.
Tho big steel steamers J. J. H.
Brown nnd William H. Truesdale
broke from their moorings and were
Peter Mariblto, a farmer, was blown
from a hayrack to the street and
CROKER LIKES WASHINGTON.
Says District of Columbia Ought to Bo
Made a' Territory.
Washington, April 8. Richard Cro
ker, former lender of Tammany Hall. ,
made nn address before the Citizens'
association here, In which ho Indorsed
the opinion that the District of Colum
bia should be given a territorial form
of government and that its citizens
should have the right to vote.
"My life work," said Mr. Croker.
"has been accomplished, and what re
mains of my life will be devoted to
rest. I shall spend six months of each,
year In Ireland and six months at
Palm Beach. I have fallen In love
with Washington aud hope to stop
here every year."
TAFT WILL SIGNAL SEATTLE.
Seattle Fair Will Be Opened by Press
ing Key of First Klondike Gold.
Seattle, Wash., April 8. When Presi
dent Taft gives the signal from the
White nouse that will open tho Alas-ka-Yukon-Paciflc
exposition, on June
1, he will press a key of virgin gold,
studded with the first nuggets taken
from tho Klondike.
The base upon which the instrument
rests is white Alaska marble, and the
button wlilch tips the key bar Is of
Italia Balloon Falls 1,200 Feet.
Schlo, Italy, April 8. The dirigible
balloon Italla's trials ended disastrous
ly. After maneuvering at a height of
1,200 feet' the engine broke down, and
tbe balloon descended precipitately. It
was badly damaged, but the aeronauts.
xsoxa Vint b