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Wayne County Organ
Weekly Founded, 1844
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. HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 1909.
Rises From the Sea as Re
sult of Earthquake.
CRATERS BELCH FORTH FIRE.
Hatives of Bogoslof Group So Ter
rified That They Will Not Ap
proach Within Miles of
Seattle, Wash., April 13. The steam
ship Dora, Captain It. B. McKay, in
from Alaska, brings the story of the
appearance of a new island in the Bo
goslof group, near Unalaska, as the re
sult of an earthquake.
Captain McKay says the islands in
the group .were agitated for about ten
days before the new island, with great
rumblings, reared its head out of the
The craters of the Bogoslof group be
gan to belch with Are, ashes and sand.
Captain McKay added that the na
tives, in great fear, could not be made
to approach within many miles of the
new island. Its peak was visible, and
it was throwing out a volume of
steam. Soon after the appearance of
the island the rumblings ceased, and
the eruptions from the craters on the
Bogoslof Islands came to an end. Cap
tain McKay added:
"There was a series of rumblings,
which became more pronounced every
day. These rumblings .were accentu
ated by occasional loud explosions,
-which increased in violence and fre
"Then either new or old craters of
the Bogoslof group burst out in flames,
and the rellectlon of fire was visible in
the sky at night time and could be
seen from high points near Unalaska.
"The marshal sent Indians off to see
what occurred. They returned and
said that they would not go near the
place,, as there was Ore on Bogoslof
and a new island was visible. The Is
land is now covered with steam, indi
cating that the rqeks are still hot."
EARTHQUAKE IN PERU.
Shock at Lima Alarms People Felt at
Callao and Other Places.
Lima, Peru, April 13. A severe
earthquake, was experienced here, ac
companied by subterranean rumblings.
The people of the city were very much
The quake was attended by a dense
fog and clouds of dust. The cornices
on a number of buildings were thrown
down to the streets, and clocks all
over the city stopped. The shock was
felt also at Callao, Barranco and Chor
rillos. DEACON KILLED IN CHURCH.
Partisan of Baptist Minister Fires Fa
tal Shot In Bow.
Providence, R. I., April 13. A bullet
fired into his head during a church
row caused the death of Nelson Mor
gan, senior deacon of the Olney Street
Baptist church (colored), of this city.
The shooting was the culmination of
a long continued hostility between rl
val factions of the church. Morg-.in
had gone into the church to preparr
against an invasion by the minislei
and opposing factions.
Sexton Robert Russell, a member of
the faction supporting the minister
tried to get Into the building, but couli
not. In a fight with Morgan, Russcl.
fired two shots, one of which too!:
effect in the deacon's head.
HEAVYWEIGHTS WILL BOX.
Kaufman and Tony Ross to
form Before New York Club,
New York, April 13. The sports will
have an opportunity tonight of seeiug
In action two good heavyweight scrap
pers. They are Al Kaufman of Cali
fornia and Tony Ross of Pittsburg,
who are scheduled to go ten rounds
before one of the local sporting clubs.
Kaufman has championship ideas and
is credited with a dcslro to fight Jack
Johnson in spite of Jeffries' statement
that Kaufman "couldn't lick a post
age, stamp." Ross recently beat Jim
Barry and has shown much Improve'
nient during the past year.
CATHOLIC PRIEST RECANTS.
Chlcaaoan Who Left Episcopal Church
Chicago, April 13. Dr. F. E. J
Lloyd, who renounced the Episcopal
faith two years ago and Joined the
Roman Catholic church, has been re
eelved back into the Episcopal church,
having first made a recantation to
Dr. Lloyd camo to the United States
in 180-1 and held many Important
charges. In 1C00 he was elected coad
jutor bishop of Oregon, but declined
MRS. CASTEO MOVED ON.
Wife of Ex-Dictator Not Allowed to
Land In Venezuela.
Washington, April 13. Senora Cas
tro, wife of the former president of
Venezuela, also is being kept out of
Dispatches from the American repre
sentative in Venezuela announce that
Senora Castro, with her party, on the
steamship Guadeloupe, from which the
former president had debarked at Fort
de France, arrived at La Guayra, but
they were not permitted to land or to
communicate with shore.
As nn added precaution against Mrs.
Castro's possible attempt to land, the
Guadeloupe was not docked, but pro
ceeded onward for the next stop, n
Whether the refusal to permit Mrs.
Castro to land was taken by the Ven
ezuelan government of Its own voli
tion or was on the initiative of France
is not disclosed.
It is apparent, whichever govern
ment is responsible, the effort Is being
made to keep Mrs. Castro "from any di
rect communication with her hus
band's former political friends in Ven
ezuela. NO CUNARD LINE DIVIDEND.
Depression In Ocean Carrying Trade
London, April 13. The Cunard
Steamship company, like the German
steamship lines, has suffered heavily
from the depression in the shipping
trade and will be unable to pay a divi
The company's report, just Issued,
shows a profit of $1,475,180, which,
however. Is not sufficient to meet the
depreciation in ships and properties
necessitating the company's drawing
on the reserve fund for expenses.
The report explains that the finan
cial disturbance in the United Stntes
completely disorganized westbound
third class traffic, the number of third
class passengers landed In the United
States in 1908 being only :i3.",000 as
compared with 1,110,000 in 1007.
OHIO RESISTS COURT.
Refuses to Alter Its Suit Against
Standard Oil Company.
Lima, O., April 13. The state of
Ohio, through Attorney General Den
man, before the circuit court today
refused the demand of the court that
it wholly alter the character of Its suit
against the Buckeye Pipe Line com
pany nnd other subsidiary companies
of the Standard Oil company.
The court directed the state to In
elude the Standard Oil company In its
suit and to petition for a forfeiture of
Attorney General Denman said the
purpose of the state was not to keep
the Standard Oil company from doing
business In Ohio, but to break up Its
alleged trust agreements with sub
COUNTESS TOLSTOI PROTESTS
Banishment of Count's Literary Rep
resentative Unjust, She Says.
Paris, April 13. The Countess Leo
Tolstoi has published an open letter
which she protests against the expul
slon from Russia of Vladimir Tchert-
koff, the count's literary represonta
tlve, whose only offense, she says, Is
his friendship for her husband.
The notice of banishment handed to
Tchertkoff said he must leave Tula
province because of his alleged bad In
fluence on the local population.
TO WED PRETTY SHOPGIRL.
Bridegroom Is Earl Mason, Wealthy
Newport, R. L, April 13. The news
that Earl Potter Mason, one of the
Masons of Hnlldon Hill, will wed New
port's prettiest shopgirl, Miss Marlon
Agnes Walsh, has caused a stir in the
fashionable set here.
The ceremony will be performed at
St. Uary's rectory. None but lniniedl
ate relatives will. attend.
MUST PAY $1,600,000 FINE.
Rehearing of Waters-Pierce Oil Case
Washington, April 13. The supreme
court of the United States denied the
motion for a rehearing in the case of
the Wuters-PIerce Oil company,
which the supreme court affirmed
decision by the Texas courts imposing
a fine of $1,000,000 on the company
and ousted it from the state.
Black Hand Active In Tampa.
Tampa, Fla., April 13. The nssas
glnation of Giuseppe Flcarotta, a whole
sale grocer, has added tbo third to
series of mnrders charged to the Black
Hand here during tho year.
8chool For Airship Navigation.
Berlin, April 13. Tho Aerial Navy
league will found an "airman's school'
at Friedrlchsbafen, In which pupil
will bo trained in the handling of dlrl
lit I II IS OUTVOTED
nthracite Operators Not
Ready to Reduce Wages.
EN PER CENT CUT PROPOSED
Committee of Eleven Appointed to
Consider What Action Shall
Be Taken Against the
New York, April 13. Fifty mine
owners of the anthracite field gathered
In conference here at the office of the
Temple Coal and Iron company and
divided sharply over the question of
general cut in wages, finally turning
over the whole matter for investiga
tion to a committee of eleven, which
is to report back to the operators on
George F. Baer, head of the Phila
delphia and Reading company, opened
the meeting and proposed drastic ac
tion townrd the miners. A 10 per cent
reduction in wages was proposed, but
Baer and his faction were overruled.
Mr. Baer made this statement: '
"The miners have asked us to sur
render everything for the last eight
ears. It now developes that they
want to get away from the strike com
mission and the conciliation board.
They demand union recognition. They
say they must have it. They want to
follow Mitchell, and bis was a Fabian
'Something must be done now. This
can't go on."
Mr. Baer then outlined a policy he
thought the operators should pursue
and advocated drastic action toward
William H. Truesdule, president of
the Delaware and Lackawanna com
pany, opposed the policy advocated by
Baer and demanded that nothing be
done hastily. He declared that trou
ble should not be precipitated nnd
asked that another committee be ap
pointed to consider the matter before
any definite step was taken.
A vote was taken on a proposition
for n 10 per cent reduction in wnges,
but the matter was put over, and the
following committee of eleven to con
skier the proposed wage cut was ap
pointed: W. A. Lathrop, W. L. Connell, T. M,
RIghter, Frank Pardee, W. J. Richards,
D. Wurrlner, R. A. Phillips, Robert
Qulun, C. C. Rose, W. A. May and
John R. Bryden.
President Underwood of the Erie
said there would be no action on u
lockout or a reduction of wages until
after the committee had made Its re
E. E. Loomls, vice president of the
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
The miners have not signed the
agreement, and it looks as if wages
will he 'reduced. W will return to
conditions of six years ago. The com
mission appointed by President Roose
velt voted the men a 10 per cent in
crease of wages. If they do not agalu
sign this agreement we shall enforce
the wage scale that was in operation
before the agreement was made."
CHALLENGES IN BUNCHES.
Johnson Meets Representatives o)
Kaufman, Ketchel and Langford,
New York, April 13. At a conference
between Jack Johnson nnd bis mana
ger and Billy Delauey, representing Al
KaufnHfu; WHIus Brltt, manager foi
Stanley Ketchel, and Joe Woodman
manager for Sain Longford) the negro
champion received a challenge from all
three of tho fighters.
He told them to fight out the ques
tlon of supremacy among themselves
and he would then take on the winner
provided Jeffries refused to meet him.
CARROLL DEFEATS RODMAN.
National Amateur Champion Is Winner
In 115 Pound Class.
Boston, April 13. M. J. Carroll of
New York, tho national amateur cham
pion, defeated K. Rodman of Nashua,
N. II., in the 115 pound class of the
trial boxing bouts for tbo national am
ateur championships held here.
The closest contest was between
Phil Schlossbcrg of the United States
steamship New Jersey and Andrew
Morris of Boston in the heavyweight
class. Schlossbcrg received the deci
sion after four rounds of hard fighting,
Joseph Pulitzer at Horta.
Ilorta, Fayal, April 13. The yacht
Liberty, with Joseph Pulitzer and par
ty 'on board, came in hero for tele
grams. She will proceed to Lisbon.
Fair and colder; brisk southwest
BUNGLE AT ELECTROCUTION.
Leg Electrode Slips When Young Man
Is In Death Chair.
Osslnlng, N. Y April 13. Bernard
Carlln, a half wltted, partly blind
youth of twenty-two, was electrocuted
in Sing Sing prison for the murder of
his mother in Brooklyn.
One gre'wsouie feature of the execu
tion was that a wire connecting with
the electrode on the boy's right leg
was not connected when the powerful
current was first turned on.
The boy had evidently been told by
one of the eight convicted men who
spent the last Jiours with him In mur
derers' row that the snapping of tho
switch meant the end.
When he heard the click he strained
violently at the straps that held him In
The half wltted lad evidently Imag
ined that he was struggling in the
throes of death. When he realized
that the current had not struck htm
he settled back in the electric chair
and .kept murmuring prayers in re
sponse to the promptings of his spir
The wire was then connected with
the foot electrode, the death signal was
again given, and a current of 1,800
volts was sent into the boy's body.
Death was instantaneous.
MRS. HAINS WON'T TESTIFY.
Declines to Reveal Her Evidence
Trial of Her Husband.
New York, April 13. Hoping to Im
press upon Mrs. Claudia' Libby Halus
that she should appear as a witness
against her husband, Captain Peter O.
Halus, Jr., when he is placed on trial
before Justice Garretson in the su
preme court in Flushing, N. Y., next
week, for the killing of William E. An
nis at the Bayside Yacht club on the
afternoon of Aug. 15 last, District At
torney De Witt of Queens county and
Detective Lieutenant John A. Butler
went to Boston.
They tried to persuade her to refute
the story that she maintained rela
tions with Annis. With the divorce
proceedings pending agolnst her and
her three small children In the custody
of her husband's parents, Mrs. Hains
stated that she had evidence that
would prove her husband was sane,
but she did not intend to use it until
the divorce case comes up.
SHERMAN'S BANK ROBBED.
Clerk In Vice President's Concern at
Utica, N. Y., April 13 Malcolm W.
Rlx, a clerk employed by the Utica
Trust nnd Deposit company, of which
Vice President James S. Sherman Is
the president, was arrested on a
charge of grand larceny and held for
It is said t,hat ho has confessed to
peculations amounting to 1,700, cover
ing a period of six years. The com
pany was fully aware of the shortage,
but Rlx had not been under direct sus
picion until a few days ago.
It Is said that Rlx confessed to tak
ing 81,000 shortly after his marriage
two years ago and at another time
took $500. The balance was in small
TAFT TO START AUTO RACE.
He Will Push Button For Contest From
New York to Seattle.
Washington, April 13. President
Taft has accepted an Invitation to
start the New York to Seattle automo
bile race for tho. Guggenheim cup Im
pressing a button at the White House
at noon on Juno 1,
When the signal Is received at Now
York, Mayor McClellan will fire a pis
tol to send the racing machines away
on their long Journey.
Robert Guggenheim, donor of th
cup, called at the White nouse and
made the necessary arrangements.
LEFT $1.44 OF $95,000 WILL
Ohio Grand Jury Indicts Prominent
Ashland, O., April 13. In the settle
ment of the $05,000 estate of Mrs. Mary
Freer four citizens have been indicted
and disbarment proceedings have been
instituted against the prosecuting at
A final account filed by George A.
Ullman, as executor, showed a balance
of $1.44. Ullman's bill was $18,303
and that of an attorney $0,557. The
grand jury haB indicted ex-Judge R. M
Campbell, ex-Judge H. L. McCroy, Sen
ator Frank Patterson and Ullman,
A GRANDMOTHER AT 34.
Mother and Daughter. Have Babies th
Worcester, Mass., April 13. At St
Vincent's hospital here Mrs. Alexander
Pluso of FlshcrvlIIe, thirty-four years
old, became a mother and a grand
mother on tho samo day, Mrs. Pluso
and her daughter, Mrs. Nicol La Garde,
both becoming roomers.
The daughter Is eighteen. Xler moth
er was married when she was but fif
teen years old.
Monday next, April 19th, fixed as
day for making up trial list.
Order fixing days when naturali
zation cases shall be heard in court
was presented, and tho second
Monday of February and August
respectively, at two o'clock p. m.
each year fixed for such hearings.
Petition of Albert E. Norton,
guardian for sale of real estate of
Elwin S. Norton, minor grandchild
f E. K. Norton, late of Clinton
township, deceased. Sale ordered
by court. Bond In tho sum of $400
In the matter of tho petition nnd
bond of Frank DeBreun and Mar
tin De Breun, of Manchester town
ship, for transfer of license, an or
der was granted chagtng tho license
from J. W. Flynn to the above men
In the matter of the petition for
license of J. J. Burnett, trustee of
Lake Ladore Improvement Co., li
cense is granted.
Com. vs. O. L. Hebrigh. Motion
to strike off appeal granted.
Com. vs. John Fresler. Order
for quashing appeal granted.
Thomas Cawley appointed guard-
Ian of Francis Htggins and Paul
Higgins, minor children of late
John Higgins, late of Niagara Falls.
Eva P. Brune, libellant, vs. Jos.
Brune, respondent, subpoena award
ed. In the matter of the lunacy of
George Relfler, an inmate of Dan
ville asylum, parole extended for a
term of five months.
On petition of citizens of Texas
township, George Mackle appoint
ed supervisor, to fill vacancy caused
by resignation of Frank Mang.
In the matter of the Toledo Com
puting Scale Company vs. H. B.
Smith, judgment of non pros. Is
Amos Olver appointed guardian
of Harley J. and Arthur H. Curtis,
minor sons of George B. Curtis,
late of Salem township.
Josephine Oleszefskl vs. William
Taylor. Rule granted to plaintiff
to show cause why action shall not
be dismissed; returnable on second
Monday of May.
Petition to satisfy the mortgage
by the executors of Thomas Bell
amy, on petition the sheriff is order
ed to give notice to Joanna Brooks,
or her heirs as prayed for.
James M. Davey vs. Henry I
Davey. Bill In partition. In
equity. R. M. Stocker appointed
master to report second Monday in
Irene F. Dunn, libellant, vs. Sid
ney K. Dunn, respondent. Libel in
divorce. Subpoena awarded.
E. T. Ames vs. Isaac D. La Barr,
Howard Osterhout, libellant, vs.
Martha Osterhout, respondent. M
Hanlan appointed guardian ad
Com. vs. Loretta Fitzslmmons,
Charge, larceny and receiving,
Plea, "Guilty." April 12th, de
fendant sentenced to House of
On petition for permission to
levy cash road tax In Scott town
ship, order made that supervisors
be authorized to levy one mill on
tho dollar valuation.
Petition for permission to levy
cash road tax in Scott township
Read and filed and order made that
supervisors be authorized to levy 4
mills on the dollar valuation.
Republican State Convention
Hdqrs. Republican State Com.
Philadelphia, April G, 1909
To the Republican Electors of Penn
I am directed by tho Republican
State Committee to announce that
the Republicans of Pennsylvania
by their duly chosen representatives
will meet In convention at tho Ma
jestic Theatre In tlie city of Har-
rlsburg, on Wednesday, June 16
1909, at 10:30 o'clock a. m., for
the purpose of nominating candt
dates for the following offices, to
One person for the office of State
One person for tho office of Au
One person for tho ofllco of judge
of the Supremo Court.
Also for the transaction of Buch
other business as may he presented
In accordance with tho rules gov
erning the Republican party in
Pennsylvania, the representation In
tho Stato convention will bo based
on the vote polled at tho last pros!
dentlal election: under the rules
each legislative district is entitled
to one delegate for every two
thousand votes cast for tho pros!
dentlal electors in 1908, and an
additional delegate for every frac
tlon of two thousand votes polled
in excess of one thousand.
By order of the Republican State
W. R. Andrews, Chairman..
John. R, Williams, Seo'y..
Big Fire in Rochester.
Special Dispatch to The Citizen.
Terrible conflagration in Ro
chester. City threatened with de
struction. Engines from Buffalo
and Syracuse hastening to the re
lief. Wind blowing GO miles ,an
Tho Wnyninrt Robbers in Jail.
Herbert Vail, 17 years old, of
Farvlew, was arrested on Wednes
day evening last ns stated In Fri
day's Citizen, for robbing tho gen-
ral store of Frnnk J. Varcoe, of
Wayraart, on tho 1st of the month.
Detectlvo Spencer of tho Sheriff's
office, and Constable Denk, of Way-
mart, traced Vail to Carbondale,
hero they found him In his aunt's
home on 8th avenue. They put
him under arrest and brought him
back to Waymart the same night
where he had a hearing before Jus
tice of the Peace Dlmock. Ho
pleaded guilty and implicated Loretta
Fitzslmmons, of Carbondale. De
tective Spencer Immediately returned
to Carbondale and found the Fitz
slmmons girl In a factory at Simp
son. She was brought back to
Waymart, where she also pleaded
guilty, admitting the truth of the
allegations made against her by
Vail. Magistrate Dlmock held
them in $500 ball each for June
term of court, falling to furnish
which both were locked up In the
Vail and the girl had been living
together in a vacant house near Far
view until some time last week,
when some of the neighbors, hap
pening to see' a light in the house,
and thinking hobos had taken pos
session, broke down the doors and
found the young couple together.
Vail pulled a dangerous' looking
knife and attacked the Intruders,
but was overpowered and the knife-
taken from him. It proved to be
one of the articles taken from Var
coe's store, and after tho youngsters
had cleared out the men found con
siderable more plunder on the
premises answering to the descrip
tive list of .the goods stolen.
Vail states he stole a watch, three
knives, a bottle of cologne, a pair of
iuq gloves, ana nve Doxes oi cases.
The "takes they ate and the watch
and one knife were bought by Geo.
Bryant, in Carbondale, on Belmont
street, for 80 cents. The youngster
made the remark that he was glad
he had been caught, because he knew
the authorities would put him In
some place where he would be taught
a good trade, but he didn't like to
leave Loretta behind, as he was dead
in love with her. it looks likely at
this writing that their spooning for
some time to come will be at the
long range which separates the
Philadelphia from the Huntington
-Mrs. Harry Welch returned to her
home in Binghamton, on Saturday, after
a visit with Honesdale relatives.
Thomas Garvey, of the Bell Tele
phone Co., spent Sunday at his home
Dr. Lidstone was a visitor in Scranton
Mrs. Philo Snyder and son Milton,
of Jermyn, spent Sunday at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Quinlin, of South
On Thursday evening last, Frederick
D. Suydain entertained a number ot
young friends at dinner, at his home on
Ninth street. Those present were Misses
Rachel Clark, of Cleveland, Ohio; Lillian
andKathryn Burr, of Carbondale; Flor
ence Dorflinger, of Essex Fells, N. J.;
Faith Clark and Mollie Parker, of Hones-
dale; Conan Shear, of Waco, Texas;
Philip Guyer, of Rock Island, 111.; Hugh
Bryan, of Princeton, N. J.; Edward
Jermyn, of Scranton; Edward Glatfelter,
of Spring Forge, Pa., and Milton R.
Salmon, of Honesdale.
DENOUNCES MORALE fit ARMY.
Chaplain Says Condition Calls For
Wallawalln, Wash., April 13. In an
address to members of the Fourteenth
cavalry Chaplain Francis P. Joyce de
nounced army morals and called for
legislative action making religious la-Vj-uctlou
compulsory among soldiers.
The chaplain charged that, with no
regulations to force the soldier to at
tond divine service, atheism, skepti
cism and agnosticism prevailed
throughout tho rank and file.
No names until tomorrow.
At Philadelphia Philadelphia, 8; Bos
ton, 1. Batteries Flank and Powers;
Arellans, Ryan and Carrigsn.
At Washington Washington, 4; New
York, 1. Batteries Smith and Street;
Newton, Brockott and Klelnow.