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Wayne County Organ
Weekly Founded, 1844
HONESDALE, WAYNE 'CO., PA., FRIDAY, APRIL30, 1909.
Convention Approves Terms
NO RECOGNITION OF THE UNION
Sew Three Years' Pact Betweea
Anthracite Operators and Work
ers Is Very Much Like
the Old One.
Scranton, Pa., April 2!). . weeks
of consideration and much conferring
the flual stage In the work of settling
the differences existing between the
anthracite mine workers nnd their em
ployers was reached here.
The trldlstrlct, convention of the
union miners unanimously approved
the three year agreement reached by
their representatives with the opera
tors and authorized them to sign it
in Philadelphia this afternoon.
The agreement Is identical with the
one signed three years ago in New
York with the following additional
conditions, which the operators have
conceded the men:
"The rate which shall be paid for
new work shall not be less than the
rates paid under the strike commis
sions' nward for old work of a similar
kind or character.
"The arrangement and decisions of
the conciliation board, permitting the
collection of dues on the company
property and the posting of notices
thereon, shall continue during the life
of this agreement.
"An employee discharged for being
a member of a union shall have a right
to appeal his case to the conciliation
board for filial adjustment.
"Any dispute arising at a colliery
under the terms of this agreement
must first be taken up with the mine
foreman and superintendent by oro
ployee or committee of employees dl-'
rectly Interested before it can be taken
up with the conciliation board for final
"Employers shall Issue pay state
ments designating the name of the
company, the name of the employee,
the colliery where employed, the
amount of wages and the class of work
The United Mine Workers' union
under the agreement is not officially
recognized, the miners having waived
The agreement will be signed by the
members of the miners' committee of
seven without nny olllclal reference to
the organization. They will sign it
simply "on behalf of the representa
tives of the anthracite mine workers,"
as they did in New York three years
ago. The employers' committee of
seven will sign It "on behalf of the
Owing to the death of a brother of
National President Lewis, Vice Presi
dent B. S. McCullough will represent
Mr. Lewis In the conference with tho
operators and will sign the agreement
The conference will take place In the
Reading Terminal, Philadelphia, lute
BUDGET SHORT $78,810,000.
England's Chancellor of Exchequer
Reports Bad Year For Revenue.
London, April 29. David Lloyd
George, tho chancellor of the excheq
uer. In his budget estimate presented
to parliament today estimates the rev
enue In 1909-10 ns $741,030,000 nnd the
expenditure $820,700,000, showing a
deficit of $78,810,000. It is pointed out
that the Increased expenditure Is due
mainly to old age pensions and appro
priations for the navy.
Thu chancellor says that nearly nil
branches of trade and industry suf
fered serious depression, the foreign
trade returns showing diminution In
value to tho amount of nearly $570,
000,000 as compared with 1007.
The revenue for 1008 fell short of
tho budget estimate by $7,510,000.
TALKS BY FAMOUS MEN.
Founder's Day Celebration of Carnegie
Institute Brings Them Together.
Pittsburg, April 29. This city enter
tained distinguished guests today In
the persons of Count von Bernstorff,
German ambassador to tho United
States; Joaqulm Nabuco, the Brazilian
ambassador; Sir Caspar Purdon Clarke,
director of the Metropolitan Museum
of Art of New York city, and Alfred
Bast, tho famous English painter. The
occasion was the founder's day cele
bration of tho Carnegie institute.
At tho exercises the first speaker wai
Count von Bernstorff, who spoke on
"The Constitution of the German Em
plre." Mr. Nabuco's, topic was "Social
and Political Relations Between North
and South America." Director Clarke
talked on, "Art and People," and Mr.
Bast delivered the final address on
"Art Tendencies of the Carnegie Instl
ME. WHITLA TO TESTIFY.
Boyle Wants Father of Boy as Wit
ness For His Defense.
Mercer, Pa., April 20. James F.
Boyle, the abductor of Willie Whltla,
will be called for trial tomorrow, and
Jnmcs P. Whltla, father of Willie, will
be the principal witness for Doyle.
Attorneys Miller and Stranuhnn, for
the defense, will call Mr. Whltla and
through a line of questioning hope to
produce an impression that will result
in a minimum punishment.
It Is alleged that Mr. Whltla knew
Boyle was connected with the abduc
tion nt noon of March 25 nnd that he
talked with Boyle on a street corner
near the store of Mrs. Hendrlckson,
where a few moments before he had
left tlie package containing the $10,000
Further, it is alleged, Mr. Whltla as
sured Boyle that all he wanted was
the safe return of the boy nnd that he
would not interest himself In any pros
ecution. Whltla Is said to have in
formed Boyle that he could remain in
Cleveland or go where he pleased, but
In any event "he would be as tight as
a clam" if they boy was returned un
hnrmed. Following this conversation
Willie was safely restored to his fa
ther on the evening of that day.
NEW SULTAN RECOGNIZED.
United States Prompt to Accept
hammed as Ruler.
Washington, April 29. Mohammed
V., the new sultan of Turkey, was of
ficially recognized as the reigning rulet
of that empire by the Washington gov
ernment. This action followed the communica
tion of the fact of the accession to the
throne of the new sultan to the stnte
department by H. Krazim Bey, the
Turkish ambassador, and similar in
formation from American Ambassadoi
Lclshman at Constantinople. A dis
patch according recognition signed by
President Taft was forwarded to Con
stantinople for presentation by the
BEACH H AEGIS GUILTY.
dots to Prison For Life For Murder of
Irvine, Ky., April 29. On. his sec
ond trial for the murder of his father
Beach Hnrgls was found guilty, nnd
the jury fixed his punishment nt im
prisonment for life.
Young Hargis showed no, emotion
when the verdict was rendered. Nei
ther did his mother and sister, by
whom he sat.
The murder of Judge Hurgls by his
son occurred in the judge's store at
Jackson, Breathitt county, Feb. 0,
1908. Beacli went to the Hargis store,
where his father asked him what he
had been doing. It is not known
what Beacli answered, but the two
In the struggle Beach shot his father
four times. The bullets were fired
through Beach's coat, he not having
had time, It Is said, to draw the
weapon. The pistol belonged to the
murdered father, having been tnken
from tho store by young Hnrgls. Tho
boy's mother made every effort to get
YALE ATHLETE FOR JUDGE.
I President Nominates George W. Wood
I ruff For Hawaii Court.
1 Philadelphia, April 29 Geo.-ge W
I Woodruff, who was nominated by
President Taft to be United States dis
trict judge for Hawaii, was during his
college enreer a famous Yale athlete,
lie was a momber of four Yale var
sity football nnd track teams and was
a member of four Yale crews. He
captnlned the Yale crew In 1889.
After being graduated from Ynle he
entpred tho law department of the
University of Pennsylvania, from
which he was graduated and became
coach of the university football team.
Ho doveloped many plays, ond it was
largely through his work that Penn
sylvania came to the front in football.
PLANNED TO KILL FALLIERES.
Anarchist Arrested at Monaco, Where
French President Is Visiting.
Monte Carlo, April 29. A man named
Verdler, who wns arrested here by
the French police, admitted that he
was nn anarchist and that he had come
to Monaco for the purpose of killing
President Fnllleres of -France, who is
A revolver loaded with jacketed bul
lets was found on Verdler, as well as
a letter addressed to the prefect of
the department of Alpes Marltlmes,
In which the man explained the mo
tive for bis contemplated act.
President Fallleres arrived here in
an automobile from Nice and was en
tertained at luncheon by the Prince of
Franca Honors Jack Blrins.
Paris, April 20. The French govern
ment has awarded a first class life
saver's medal to John It. Blnns for
courage displayed when the White
Star line steamer Republic was cut
down by the Bteamshlp Florida off
Nantucket last January, Blnns was
the) Marconi operator on the Republic.
CEN. HAf STORY
Captain's Father Takes the
Stand In Son's Defense.
TELLS OF HIS STRANGE ACTIONS
Signed Confession of Wife to Be Put
In Evidence as Having Caused
Army Officer to Go In
sane From Grief.
Flushing. N. Y., April 29. General
Peter C. Hnlns, the defendant's father,
was the first witness called today, as
the defense for Captain Peter C.
Hnlns, Jr., continued its attempt to
establish the Insanity of the young
army officer who shot and killed Wil
liam E. Annls at the Bayslde Yacht
club last August.
General Halns told of many Irra
tional acts by his sou after the latter
had received a confession from his
wife and prior to the killing of Annls.'
General Halns told how as a child
his am Peter would wake in the night
trembling and screaming with terror.
He was different from other children
and stammered In his speech and had
to bo tenderly watched and guarded
during his childhood.
He also told how Captain Hnlns fell
down a hatchway when twelve years
old nnd was rendered unconscious
from n blow on his head, from which
he did not recover for n long time.
In his opening speech for the de
fense Mr, Young traced alleged eccen-
GENERAL PETER C. HA1NS.
trie nctlons of the captain during his
army career down to the time he met
Annls in 1900 nnd the two families
became intlmnte. He spoke of Captain
Halns' trip to tho Philippines, where
ho heard of his wife's alleged miscon
duct and hastened home.
"Those who brought him across the
continent from San Francisco will tell
you of his mad actions," said Mr.
Young. "He never slept at nil during
the trip and paced the sleeping car,
annoying the other passengers night
Mr. Young described the family con
ferences after the captain arrived
from the Pacific coast and tho effect
upon the captain of the news of his
wife's conduct as told him by his fa
ther and brother, who said Claudia
had confessed to them that she loved
"He raved, alternately laughing and
crying, during this time," said Mr.
Young, "and went about singing 'How
Happy It Is to Be Married.' The
thread had broken, and his mind gave
Mr. Young said he would put In evi
dence the signed confession of Clau
dia Halns, the captain's wife, of her
relations with Annls nnd a letter writ
ten to Annls by her after the captain's
return telling Annls that her husband
knew everything and warning Anuls
not to come to the house.
"Captain Halns was told that Annls
kept his collars and cuffs in Mrs.
Hnlns' dresser while the captain was
away and wns called 'Papa' by the
captain's own children," said Mr.
Mr. Young said tho defense' would
show that all these things had caused
the defendant to go Into outbreaks of
maniacal frenzy at various times, al
ways followed by periods of deep, se
"We will show by officers of the
United States army that the defend
ant's conduct during several months
was decldely erratic and irrational,"
said Mr. Young.
"This man was made insane by
grief, shame and mental shock," be
The lawyer told how the captain
used to recite by the hour at his broth
er's home Kipling's "Vampire," which
begins, "A fool there was."
All during Mr. Young's address Cap
tain Halns sat immovable, except now
and then to bow his head on the coun-
General Halns will be followed b.y
Major Halns, the captain's brother,
and then by some thirty witnesses, mil
of whom will testify concerning Cfnp
tnln Halns' Irrational acts following
the revelation of his wife's alleged in
fidelity nnd her associations with An
nls, as contended by the prisoner's
TAFT TO WAR VETERANS.
President Dispels Fear That His Atti
tude Was Unfriendly.
Washington, April 20. Any possible
doubt as to President Taft's attltudo
toward the veterans of the Spanish
American war was removed when In a
letter written to Commander Rnusch
of the department of the District of
Columbia, United Spanish War Veter
ans, he expressed the utmost good
will and hlgliest appreciation of the
work performed by that body of men
in the lute conflict with Spain.
Commander itnusch had requested
from the president an expression of
good will for the soldiers of 1893
which could be conveyed to the mem
bership throughout the country. Many
of the veterans, declared the com
mander in his communication to Mr.
Taft, especially prior to the last elec
tion, expressed doubts ns to the atti
tude the president would assume to
ward the veterans of the Spanish war
and thnt some expression would be
appreciated not only by those who
were skeptical as to his attitude, but
also by those who supported him.
"I cannot Imagine," declares the pres
ident In response, "the bnsls for the
suspicion that my attitude toward the
veterans of the Spanish war haB been
other than of the utmost good will
and the highest appreciation of the
work which has been done by them In
a war the Importance of which we
have hardly yet begun to measure.
"The exposure to which those who
went' to Cuba, Porto Rico and the
Philippines were subjected, the trials
of the campaign In the tropics, the
self restraint nnd power of initiative
required In the Individual soldier, all
entitle tho veterans of the Spanish
war, including those in the Philip
pines, to the lasting gratitude of dhe
"-With my knowledge
tics that tho armies In Cuba, Porto
Itlco and the Philippines had to con
tend with I nm the last man to mini
mize the debt owing to them for the
work which was done."
' WEALTHY YOUTH ACQUITTED.
Finds Herbert R. Clark
Guilty of Burglary.
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., April 29.-116
bert It. Clark, a wealthy young resl- ,
i dent of Ithlnebcck. was ncuuittod bv
supreme court jury here of burglary.
There are five other . Indictments
against Clark charging arson. One of
them charges Clark with setting fire
to the handsome mansion of Robert
Huntington nt Rhinebeck, which was
destroyed, the loss being $50,000.
Tho burglary Indictment chnrged
Clark with breaking Into a garage and
stealing tools. According to the evi
dence of the witnesses for the prose
cution, Clark and his alleged accom
plices had been reading dime novels
of the "Deadwood Dick" caliber pre
vious to the robbery. District Attor
ney Mack says he will have Clark
tried on the arson charge.
Clark is twenty-nine years old and
Is the son of A. L. Clark, a member of
the firm of Clark & Allen, proprietors
of a grain elevator' In Now York city.
Both father and son have hansomo
residences nt Rhinebeck.
FOR SUMMER WHITE HOUSE.
President Accepts Rooms of Chamber
of Commerce at Beverly, Mass.
.Washington, April 29. President
Tnft hns accepted the offer of the
chamber of commerce rooms at Bever
ly, Mnss., for use as executive offices
during his stay at tho summer "White
House" on Salem cove.
A member of the White nouse staff
Is now at Beverly arranging for the
Installation of government telegraph
and telephone wires.
The chamber of commerce Is con
veniently situated both to the Beverly
railway stations and to the president's
cottage. The date of Mr. Taft's de
parture from Washington still Is prob
lematical, depending entirely upon the
time congress finishes with the new
American Princess to Get Divorce
Paris, April 29. The suit for divorce
brought by Princess Robert do Broglle
against her husband on grounds of de
sertion came up in court here, and
counsel for the prlnco made no de
fense. Judgment will be rendered for
the princess, who was Estelle Alexan
der of San Francisco.
Death In Kansas Tornado.
Wichita, Kan., April 20. On person
was killed and ten were injured by a
tornado which wrecked a large por
tion of Douglas, Kan. The storm
spread over a wldo area, doing: much
damage to property.
Cloudyfollowed by rain; cast winds.
President Congratulates the
New Ruler of Turkey.
ASSURES HIM OF FRIENDSHIP.
Says People of United States Ear
nestly Wish For Happiness of
His Majesty and the
Constantinople, April 20. The new
sultan Mohammed V. received today,
through Ambassador J.elshman, a per
sonal message from the president oi
the United States which read as fol
lows: "I offer to your imperial majesty my
congratulations on your accession to
the throne with such universal ac
claim, voiced by the people's repre
sentatives, and at a time so propltous
to-sthe highest aspirations of the great
nation over which you rule ns the au
gust head of a constitutional govern
ment. "I assure you of the friendship 'ot
the government and of the people of
the United States, who earnestly wish
for your majesty's happiness and for
that of the people within your do
minions, and I add my own wishes foi
your majesty's health and welfare."
The former ruler of the empire, Ab
dul Hamld II., Is a prisoner In a largo
house with walled grounds on a height
overlooking Salorilkl which has lately
been occupied by the' Italian com
mander of the international gendarme
rie. He Is not to be put on triiikinsj
has been widely reported In Con7ta&'t&
tlnople, for he is. considered to be
above the law. - .
generous scale, and his life will be
safeguarded, as he earnestly besought
when notified of his dethronement.
Abdul Hamld, with four wives, five
daughters and two of bis younger
sons, two eunuchs nnd a comparative
ly largo number of female servants,
was tnken from the Ylldtz pnlace un
der nn escort to Salonlki. The party
proceeded by steam launches to the
lauding near the railway and were
placed on a special train.
The constitutionalists would like to
I Bet back part of the great sums of
money that the former sultan is sup
posed to have abroad not only because
tho government is in need of the
money, but because It is desirable that
he should be deprived of the resources
for another coup d'etat. Speculation
places' Abdul Hnmld's wealth at any
thing between $25,000,000 and $200,
000,000. Although this was a holiday, court
arums wore neia, nna several or tne
principals In tho mutiny of tho troops
were condemned to death. Later they
were taken outside the walls of the
city nnd shot. Prince Sabah Eddlne,
, -!' oi iue mumu, who wu
the nephew of the sultan, who was
orresiou on suspicion or ueing impii-
, cnted n tlle llnK. ',R b"en liberated,
alld llIs release has caused a good 1m-
Carassa Effendl, a member of the
deputation "from the national assembly
which conveyed the decree of dcposl- j
tlon to the Ylldlz palace, tells a graph
ic story df the dramatic scone which
closed six centuries' dominion of the
boundless power of .the padlshas. i
When tho deputation nrrlved at tho
palace the scene wns one of utter des
olatlon. The Investing army had cut
off. the water, gns and electric sup
plies nnd hart stopped the ingress of
food, so thnt all the palace officials
were already suffering from hunger
While waiting to be Introduced to
the sultan the members of the deputa
tion carefully oxnmlned their holsters
and pistols and, according to Carassa,
bad Abdul Hamld shown an armed
hand ho would have been shot on tho
After much delay tho unwelcome
visitors, surrounded by twenty black
eunuchs, were ushered into the sul
tan's apartment, where stood tbe sul
tan's" son, Prince Abdur Rahlm. Pres.
ently tho sultan entered In a bewil
dered manner. Ho was dressed some
what negligently, as though his clothes
had been hastily donned, In civilian
attire. His armB bung at his sides,
and bis hands trembled.
After a silent salute Essad Pasha
pronounced In Blow tones the decree
of deposition, at which the sultan
shuddered. Tbero was a painful si
lence, followed by an equally painful
colloquy lasting a quarter of an hour.
Abdol Hamld appealed for his life and
for tho lives of bis family. He pro
tested his devotion to the people and
hie Innocence- In recent events.
Tbe youthful prince burst into tears
and after vain efforts to restrain his
feelings retired behind a screen, where
he broke tato bitter sobs. For a o
ment tears trenablftc In tbe sultaVa
eyes. Then he supplicated the sol
diers In attendance to swear that they
would not take his life. The deputa
tion brought the Interview to n close,
and Abdul Hnmld humbly salute'
them as they departed.
Envcr Bey, the Young Turk lender,
in an Interview declares that the con
viction is forced upon him thnt Abdul
Hamld was responsible for the recent
The garrison at Erzerura. Turkish
Armenia, which showed signs of dis
affection a few days ago, has changed
I its attitude on learning of the deposi
tion of Abdul Hamld and the appoint
ment of the new sultan and Is now
The streets of the capital are filled
with Macedonian volunteers. They
ore being feted by the citizens at the
coffee houses and restaurants, which
are nil full to overflowing.
A brisk business Is being done In the
sale of pictures of the sultan and min
iature flags Inscribed with "Liberty,
Fraternity, Equality and Justice.
Hodjas and softas, who have not been
seen In recent days, are now reap
pearing In the public places, nnd con
ditions arc assuming a normal aspect.
Mahmoud Schefket Pasha, command
ing the forces, in an Interview Intimat
ed his intention to purify the capital
of all subversive elements nnd to es
tablish n salutary example to the
army. He said that he would have no
half measures, but would thoroughly
clear up the situation. For this pur
pose the state of siege would be pro
longed for probably a month, nlthougb
It would be relaxed somewhat In the
European quarter very soon.
Referring to the deportation of Abdul
Hamld, General Schefket expressed:
the' opinion that this measure was ab
solutely necessary In the interest o
future peace1 in ,the empire. Alluding-
to the report that the jAlbonlans might
attempt to rescue the .
the general said he was' i
the Albanians would
eelp fob,, -wosxir mm
ment of. the NanobflDI vTSwittwoB.
of which Mrs. Willuflm H, Taf t is hon-
orary chairman, men in the WHlara
The first session ,6f the committee
wns devoted to business and was di
rected by the chairman, Mrs. Horace
Brock of Philadelphia. The second ses
sion consisted of a discussion of wel
fare work for women tollers and was
addressed by Attorney General Wick-
1 crsham. Women from several sections
of the United States who are -tnterest-
ed in the federation's work nttended
AGAINST FREE PAPER.
Senate Finance Committee Puts Duty
on It and Wood Pulp.
Washington, April 29. The senate
finance committee in Its consideration
tt fYia ni-!fP lina nrnpt Ipnllv Ao-
cIde(1 t0 lacc a dut of per ton on
, rlnH nnrt ,,f 1 as m.r tnn
printing paper nnd of $1.38 per ton on
wood pulp, which Is a slight reduction
from the Dlngley rates In both cases.
A canvass of tho senate has, how
ever, almost convinced the committee
, that ,f wm be difficult, if not im-
p0B8lb,e to get nny m,ty through, nnd
ftg a consequence the committee is in.
ft quimdary as t0 now to proceed fur-
GOLFING AT ATLANTIC CITY.
Spring Event on Links Near the Ocean
Atlantic City, N. .1., April 29.-Golf-ers
from Philadelphia, New York and
other 'cities began play today In tbe
spring event on tho local links. Play
will continue three days.
The popularity of the links nenr the
ocean always attracts a large number
of golfing enthusiasts to Atlantic City,
nnd there Is much good natured rival
ry between tho Gotham atid Quaker
City players. Other parts of the coun
try aro also represented in the tourna-
CHICAGO TO RUN NIAGARA DRY
Will Be at Entrance of Great RIvar
Flowing From Lake Michigan.
Chicago, April 29. Within 3,000 years
tho Niagara river will be a dry bed
and Chicago will be at the entrance of
a great river flowing from Lake Mich
igan to the gulf of Mexico, says Pro
fessor J. T. Goode.
Ha bases his inference on changes
of ground at Niagara falls and the
erosion of tbe new drainage canal.
Senate Chaplain III In Boston
Boston, April 20. Rev. Dr. Edward
Everett Hale, chaplain of tbe United
States senate, was attacked by severe
illness while on bis way from Wash
ington to this city,
Sometimes even the "shrewd politi
cian" use a sledge hammer to drive a
carpet tack. i
former suitsa, ffiffifcVfl
convinced ttt, , &Stgm