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Weekly Founded, 1844
HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, MAY 14, 1909.
Gallinger Springs a Surprise
on Western Senators.
PROPOSES REDUCTION OF DUTY
Kentucky Senator Pleads For an
Amendment to Tariff Bill Fa
voring Home Producers
Washington, May 13. A surprise
was sprung Into the opening proceed
ings of the senate when Senator Gal
linger (Rep., N. II.) laid before that
body n petition from his constituents
iu New Hampshire praying that a re
duction of 10 cents a bushel be made
in the duty on wheat.
As the title of the petition was read
Mr. Gallinger glanced toward the sen
ntors from the wheat growing states,
many of whom have ligured promi
nently In the movement for lower du
ties on the manufactured products of
New England. Senators Nelson, Bur
kett nnd McCumber expressed surprise
at the move by the senator from New
Mr. Simmons (Dem., N. C.) offered an
amendment to the window glass sched
ule of the tariff bill reducing the rates
below those suggested by Senator Cum
mins. Mr. Simmons addressed the senate
at some length upon the window glass
industry to demonstrate that the glass
manufacturers could prosper with du
ties much below those provided In the
rieading for an amendment to the
tariff bill to permit the producer of
tobacco to sell hand twist tobacco
without the payment of a duty of G
cents per pound, Senator Paynter of
Kentucky laid before the senate a his
tory of the tobacco industry in this
country. He said:
"What the tobacco grower desires is
the privilege of selling his tobacco in
the natural leaf to the consumers, that
this privilege may be exercised by
selling It to tobacco dealers and they
bo permitted to sell It to the consum
ers without the payment of tax. If
the tobacco growers and their tenants
had been prosperous there would have
been no demand for a change in the
law. Jt was the unfortunate condition
in which they found themselves that
caused them to begin to Investigate
what had caused the condition which
confronted them, and they demanded a
change which would enable them to
nnd markets for the tobacco where
there was a competition among those
who desired to purchase."
Mr. Paynter said that the tobacco
growers believe they are In "the grasp
of a conscienceless monopoly" and
gave a history of the "so called tobac
co trust." He spoke of the tobacco
troubles in Kentucky and expressed
the hope that the enactment of the
proposed law would remove the causes
which have provoked these troubles.
Continuing, he said:
"Some manufacturers are contending
that It would not bo right to enact the
law which is sought, because it would
be unfair to them. The farmers would
not be permitted to sell manufactured
tobacco. They would not put upon
the market tobacco In the same form
into which the manufacturers convert
it; hence there would be no direct com
petition with them in the sale of the
tobacco. The manufacturers have no
right to demand, as a matter of pro
tection to them, that the farmer should
not be permitted to sell his tobacco
in the natural leaf to whomsoever he
"This great government of ours, be
cause of the loss of a paltry sum In
revenues, cannot afford to disregard
the demand of one and a half million
people who are dependent upon the
success of tobacco growing for a live
lihood. "If you compel the people of this
country to contribute large sums to
make an enterprise profitable to those
who engage in it, then is it unreasona
ble for a million and a half of this
country to demand that the laws be so
made that they might have a fair
chance to carry on successfully an
"They do not ask that money be paid
into their pockets as profits, but they
simply ask that a grinding corpora
tion shall not bo permitted by reason
of the laws of the land to reduce the
market value of their products below
a reasonable price, thus forcing the
poor tobacco tenants to labor for al
most starvation wages."
Sheet Metal Workers Strike.
Jamestown, N. Y., May 13,-One hun
dred and twenty-five employees of the
Dahlstroin Metallic Door company
went on strike hero because tho com
pany refused to unionize the factory.
They are members of the Sbget Metal
TAFT A WiNNER AT GOLF.
President and Ex-Champion Travis
Beat Opposing Team.
Washington, May 13. President
Tnft nml Walter .T. Travis, former in
ternational and national golf ehnm
ploii, were victorious In thilr match
with General Clarence Kdwa'rds and
P. Ogden llorstman on the Chevy
Chase links liy u score of one up.
Mr. llorstman, who Is the crack
player of the Chevy Chase club, was
WALTER J. TUAVIS.
obliged to drop out after the seventh
hole because of a wrench to his side,
and his place was taken by Captain
The feature of the game was a re
markable drive made by the president,
who on the eighteenth hole led with a
long, Btralght drive to within three
feet of the home green hole. The hun
dreds of members of the club, men
and women, who were gathered
around the homo green, broke into
long applause at the president's ex
At the seventeenth hole the president
and Mr. Travis were two up, but Gen
eral Edwards and Captain Butt won
the eighteenth, making the score one
up In favor of the president and Mr.
Travis. The total individual score of
Mr. Travis was 74 and that of Mr.
RACING AT BELMONT PARK.
Begins Today With Metropolitan
Handicap as the Feature.
New York, May 13.-The feature of
the opening of the metropolitan racing
season today at Belmont park will be
the Metropolitan handicap, one of the
American turf's classic races. Twenty-nine
of America's best running
horses three years old and upward are
entered In the race. Among them are
August Belmont's Half Sovereign.
Field Mouse and Practical, S. C. I ill
dreth's King .Tames, .lames It. Keene's
Casque, J. E. Madden's Payette, Bar
ney Schreiber's .lack Atkln. G. M.
Odom's Nimbus, C. C. Sinlthson's Jug
gler and H. P. Whitney's Petticoat
and Sun Dance.
The races at Belmont park will be
run four days a week, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
The biggest of the stakes Is the Bel
mont, worth $130,000, with an addition
al $1,000 iu plate offered to the winner
by August Belmont. The Metropolitan
is worth $3,00(1. The distance in the
latter race is one mile.
BUYING AIR LINE STATIONS.
Glidden Says He Is Busy Preparing
For New York-Boston Service.
Boston, May 13. Charles J. Glidden,
the Boston aeronaut, who Is planning
a Boston to New York aerial naviga
tion company, states that tho Hue will
be in operation this summer, with an
airship larger than at first intended.
It is designed to carry from seven to
Mr. Glidden says he Is now busy se
curing options on land for stations.
His plans include the establishment
of a mail service by aeroplane and
the erection of a factory to build air
Earthquakes In Ecuador.
Guayaquil, Ecuador, May 13. Four
earth shocks were felt here and caus
ed great alarm, although no great
damage was done.
MAURICE HEALY REJECTED.
Nationalists In British Parliament Re
pudiate Irish Leader's Brother.
London, May 13. Tho Nationalist
members of the house of commons nt
a meeting here adopted a resolution
proposed by John E. Redmond declin
ing to admit Maurice Healy to mem
bership In the party.
Maurice Healy is a brother of Tim
otliy Henly, He defeated the olliclal
candidate In the byelectlon for a mem
ber of parliament from Cork held
British Committee Calls
DICTATES PRICES IN ENGLAND
Fear Is Expressed That Results to
the Meat Supply of the United
Kingdom May Prove
London. May 13. The committee ap
pointed to inquire into the alleged
combinations iu the meat trade In the
I'nlted Kingdom has Issued Its report,
the greater part of which Is devoted to
the American beef trust and Its repre
sentatives In London.
The committee concludes that, while
a combination exists between four
companies iu the I'nlted States en
gaged in the United Kingdom. It Is not
nt present sulliciently powerful seri
ously to endanger the. beef trade as a
whole. But should these firms, as
seems possible, acquire considerable
Interest in the Argentine tho situation
with regard to the ment supply of the
United Kingdom might Income seri
ous. "With such command," the report
says, "of practically the whole import
ed live cattle nnd chilled and frozen
beef trade, the firms composing such
combination might be able to deter
mine beef prices at Smlthfield market
Itself and largely affect prices through
out the country."
According to the report, the repre
sentatives of tho American companies
in London all told the committee that
they knew nothing of the conditions
prevalent In the United States, and,
commenting on these statements, the
"Tho committee reluctantly Is com
pelled to express grave doubt as to the
reality of this uniform ignorance, and
Its assumption naturally has tended to
throw doubt upon the other statements
made by the representatives of these
"It is almost Incredible that Armour
& Co.. Swift & Co., Morris & Co. and
the Hammond Beef company, the last
named representing tho National Pack
ing company, should be In combination
In the United States and In competi
tion In the United Kingdom."
In a paragraph relating to the local
tendency to exaggerate "the power
and malevolence of successful trade
competitors" the committee comments
upon the trade methods of the Ameri
"These are superior to those prevail
ing in this country." It says, "and per
haps less intluenced by considerations
of sentiment. As one witness put it.
'Business is business all the way, and
we do not run business for love.' This
maxim Is ruthlessly applied by the
American companies. They are there
fore unpopular among their trade com
petitors." The committee failed to find evi
dence of any deliberate action on the
part of the Americans with the object
of destroying Inconvenient rivals, and
It does not think that they have yet
attempted to capture or control the
whole beef trade In Great Britain, as
At the same time It Is satisfied that
the firms mentioned consult together
with regard to prices and the amount
of the supplies to be put on tho mar
ket and that they fixed the prices at
which chilled beef shall be sold In the
provinces. Furthermore, that provin
cial salesmen are practically bound to
sell at the price daily dictated by the
AMERICAN BOATS SEIZED.
Canadian Fisheries Inspectors Also
Confiscate Lines and Nets.
Ogdensburg, N. Y., May 13. In
spectors sent by the Canadian fisheries
department to this part of the St. Law
rence river In response to recent com
plaints that Americans have been Il
legally fishing and shooting In Cana
dian waters have made several hauls,
confiscating the property of Americans
alleged to be poachers.
Among other things seized were sev
eral boats, a large number of decoys,
guns, field glasses and nets, three miles
of night lines, thousands of hooks and
800 pounds of fish.
GERALDINE FARRAR TO WED.
Wireless Message Says Qsnor 8cottl
Will Be 8inger's Husband.
New York, May 13,-MIss Geraldlno
Farrar, the American prima donna of
the Metropolitan Opern House, and
Signer Antonio Scottl, tho Italian bari
tone of tho same company, who sailed
for Europe this week, aro to bo mar
ried In Paris next month, according to
wireless messages received here from
Miss Farrar by friends.
Tho marriage Is to tako place at tho
Church of the Madeleine, In Paris.
PORTO RICANS RESENTFUL.
Island Leaders Bitterly Denounce Pres
ident Taft's Message.
San Juan, Porto Rico, May 13. Pres
ident Taft's message on Porto Rico
has caused excited and unfavorable
comment here, and the president's at
titude has caused general disappoint
ment nmong politicians of all parties.
Louis M unos Rivera, leader of the
Unionist party and n member of the
delegation which went to Washington
to discuss with the state department
Porto Rlcan legislation, was bitter In
his denunciation of President Taft's
"The message," he said, "which
President Tnft has sent to congress,
has caused a feeling of the most pro
found discontent. The speaker of tho
house of delegates has sent a cable
gram direct to. congress In behalf of
the house, and tho Unionist party re
serves to Itself the adoption of resolu
tions depending upon developments.
We will remain still and await the
legislation congress chooses to pass.
"I foresee greater conflicts for the
future," continued Senor Rivera, "ter
minating In a complete rupture be
tween tho government and public opin
ion. The Unionists cannot be held re
sponsible for It. They tried to pre
vent a clash, but could not. The mes
sage of the president Is an Insult
heaped upon a weak people that can
Sautlago Igleslas. organizer and
leader of the American Federation of
Labor In Porto Rico, said:
"The message is a strong reproof
generally, but It does not discriminate
between the various classes. While
the Unionists are solely responsible for
the present condition of affairs, Presi
dent Taft accuses the Republicans,
Federatlonlsts, Socialists and neutrals,
composing the large majority, who
have not the slightest responsibility
for tho quarrel between the Unionists
and the executive council. The organ
ized laborers are dissatisfied with the
message, because they see retrogres
sion. They believe that the United
States congress should not punish
those who have had no hand in the
Dr. .7. C. Barbosa. leader of the Re
publican party, who is serving his
third term in the executive council,
"The president's message Is unjust
in treating all Porto RIcans alike.
Necessarily we shall all have to suffer
the consequences for the errors com
mitted by half a dozen politicians, who
obtained their Influence and prestige
through open support of the Americans
controlling the insular government."
BALLOONIST IN PERIL.
Dr. Randall's Car Grazes Tops of
Trees For Three Miles.
North Adams, Mass., May 13. A
point to point race between the bal
loons Grey lock and North Adams No.
1, which ascended from here, was won
by Dr. Roger M. Randall of North
Adams, who piloted the Groyloek to a
descent three miles from Leeds, which
was, Ids objective point.
In the North Adams No. 1 N. H. Ar
nold. Arthur I). Potter and George II.
Sanderson came down in Mansfield,
Conn., fifty-live miles from Turner's
Falls, Mass., which was the point se
lected by them to be reached. The
race gives the Forbes cup, which was
won by Mr. Potter last year, to Dr.
When Dr. Randall decided to land
from a height of 7,000 feet he dropped
to a point a mile west of Leeds and
was carried along with the car bump
ing over the tops of a forest for nearly
three miles before he was able to make
a safe descent.
As soon as he jumped out of the car
tho balloon shot upward at an alarm
ing rate, but he managed to hold It by
taking a turn with the drag ropo
around the trunk of a tree. The bot
tom of the car was badly torn by con
tact with the treetops.
SIGNAL CORPS MAKES ASCENT.
Lieutenants Lahm, Dickinson and Win
ter Go Up From Washington.
Washington, May 13. Quickly at
taining a height of 2,000 feet, Lieuten
ants Lahm, Dickinson nnd Winter of
th aeronautical division ascended In
the signal corps balloon No. 11.
The balloon Is one of the most mod
ern In possession of the signal corps.
It has n gas capacity of 35,000 cubic
feet. The aeronauts remained up until
Fair; light southwest winds.
KAISER IN CRASH.
His Yacht In Collision at Place Whore
He Meets King Victor.
Rome, May 13. The German impe
rial yacht Hohenzollern, having Kaiser
Wllholin on board, was In a collision
at Brlndlsl, where the German emper
or had gone to meet King Victor Em
manuel, The Italian destroyer Nembo was
rammed by the Hohenzollern and was
nearly sunk. The destroyer sprang a
leak and had to return to port. Later
tho kaiser apologized to the king for
BLAST KILLS 22.
Disastrous Explosion of Dy Government Takes Energetic
namite In Stone Quarry. Means to Break Strike.
BODIES BLOWN TO FRAGMENTS CITY IS AS THOUGH BESIEGED
Tons of Rock Are Hurled Into the Hundreds of Military Telegraphers
Air and Hundreds of Houses and Automobiles Hastily Press
In the Vicinity Are Bad- ' ed Into Service Lyons
ly Damaged. Mail Clerks Quit.
Albany, N. Y., May J 3. At least
twenty two men were killed by a
premature blast of dynamite iu a stone
quarry operated by the Callanan Road
Improvement company near the village
of South Bethlehem, eleven miles
southwest of Albany.
The dead Include John Hoyt Calla
nan, vice president and general man
ager of the company; Charles 1). Cal
lanan. a brother of the manager; Leroy
McMillan, assistant superintendent:
John Hendrlckson, steam driller fore
man; Fred Snyder, master mechanic;
James Maloney, blacksmith; William
Baumes, fireman; Fred Zappert, agent
of the National Power company, New
York, and fourteen workmen.
About a ton of dynamite exploded,
scattering the bodies of the victims
for hundreds of feet around, and it
was with difficulty that the blackened,
dismembered remains, mutilated al
most beyond recognition, were Iden
tified. A wagon took to the engine
house a load of fragments of bodies
that had been picked up back on the
A crowd of grief stricken relatives
gathered around eager to identify the
dead, only to turn 'away at the sicken
ing sight. Clothing hung in shreds
from the bodie.s from which tho heads
of some were missing. Others lacked
arms or legs or both.
' Preparations for (lie blast had been
going on for six weeks. -Thirteen holes
five Inches in diameter and about seventy-live
feet deep had been drilled at
points about twenty feet back of the
face of tho big quarry. Tho displace
ment was expected to amount to near
ly 40,000 tons of rock, and over 8,000
pounds of dynamite were to have been
The workmen had placed 500 pound
charges in six of the holes and were
working on the seventh when there
was a terrific explosion, hurling tons
of rock Into the air and scattering the
bodies of the victims In all directions.
Several of the men were engaged In
pumping wnter out of the holes, others
were placing the charges of dynamite,
while tiie ollicers were standing near
by directing the work. Another force
of men were carrying dynamite from
the storehouses some distance away
when the death dealing blast which
was caused by the premature dis
charge of a percussion cap exploded.
Hundreds of houses in the vicinity
were badly damaged, and consterna
tion reigned in the village half a mile
Soon after the explosion fire was dis
covered in the woods In which the
dynamite storehouse was located, and
It was feared for a time that the
flames might reach the building In
which n carload of explosives were
stored, but the fire was extinguished
before' the danger was reached.
It developed that two of the great
charges of dynamite remained unex
plodcd In the quarry. This rendered
difficult the search for bodies, the
workmen fearing further explosions.
MOUNTAIN HOTEL BURNS.
House Where Nathaniel Hawthorne
Died Is Destroyed by Fire.
Plymouth. N. IL. May 13. After de
stroying the remlgewassett House,
one of the most famous hostelries in
the White mountains, together with
the railroad station and express ollice.
one of the most disastrous fires In this
vicinity for many years swept Into the
pine forest, licked up two farmhouses
and spread to the timber land.
The loss on the hotel Is estimated at
$100,000, while the destruction of the
other property will bring the loss up
Tho Pemlgewassctt nouse was own
ed by tho Boston and Maine railroad
and remained open throughout tho
year. Nathaniel Hawthorne died In
the hotel in 1804.
Tho seventy-live guests In the hotel
escaped without Injury.
Argentina Resents Our Tariff Bill.
Buenos Aires, May 13, The Nation
publishes an article declaring that It
will be necessary for the Argentine to
adopt measures of defenso if the
American senate approves the Payne
Gary Gives Y. M. C. A. Building.
Gary, Ind., May 13. Judge Elbert n.
Gary agreed to present to this town a
Young Men's Christian association
building to cost $100,000.
Paris, May 13. As a result of the
great postal and telegraphic strike
Paris resembles a city In a state of
Troops have taken possession of all
the post and telegraph stations, and
the streets are patrolled by mounted,
All exposed telegraph lines are care
fully watched, and soldiers have been
Introduced even Into the sewers of tho
city to prevent the cutting of wires.
These precautions were taken to pro
tect all the postal employees who are
willing to work nnd to prevent the
threatened destruction of property.
General Dalsteln has given orders that
the garrison of Paris lie held in bar
racks. Furthermore 500 military telegra
phers and several hundred automobiles
have been hastily pressed Into service.
General Dalsteln. the military gov
ernor of Paris, has 50,000 troops In re
The postal employees hold a mass
meeting and adopted a resolution to
continue the strike with unabated vig
or. Prior to tho opening of the pro
ceedings a reporter of a reactionary
newspaper was requested to leave the
building. As lie was complying his hat
was knocked over his eyes.
It was announced that the number
of strikers was growing rapidly both
In Paris and (lie pim luces and that
the mail clerks on the Lyons mall had
quit on the road.
Two detachments of naval mechan
ics summoned from Brest by tho min
ister of marine have arrived here and
are now stationed In the machine
rooms of the central postollice and the
central telegraph bureau. The Hotel
Keepers' union has arranged to take
the mail of their foreign guests to
Brussels, from which point it will be
sent abroad. They are also devising a
scheme for the delivery of the incom
The cabinet has summarily dismiss
ed 2118 men under the new decree,
which authorizes the discharge of
strikers from the state service and
made other provisions for dealing with
recalcitrants. The ministers are confi
dent that the removal of the principal
fomenters of the agitation will have
the effect of crushing tho movement.
Owlug to the defection of a majority
of the mall clerks outgoing malls are
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
Closing Stock Quotations.
Money on call was 2 per cent: timo
money and mercantile paper unchanged
in rates. Closing prices of stocks were:
! Amat. Copper... 8.1 Norf. & West... 91
Atchison 1094 Northwestern ..IS3
13. & O lloi Penn. H. It 133U
Brooklyn R. T.. 79V6 Heading 15.V&
' Clies. &Ohlo.... 787s Rock Island 23
C. ,C.,C.& St.L.. 74?i St. Paul 152
D. & II m Southern Pac...l22
Erie 31i Southern Ry.... SO
Gen. Electric... 159Vi South. Ry. pf...
111. Central HtlVi Sugar 133?4
Int.-Met lrtVi Texas Pacific... 339i
Louts. & Nash.. 13S:1i t'nlon Pacific... 1S9
Manhattan 147T4 V. S. Steel 57 ft
Missouri Pae.... 75H V. S. Steel pt.,.119
N. Y. Central... 131 West. Union.... 7C14.
WHEAT Quiet; contract grade, May.
CORN-Flrm; May. S0aS0c.
BUTTER Steady; fair trade; receipts,
7,355 packages; creamery, specials, 27a
27e.; (official 27c); extras, 2tiHc; thirds
to firsts, 22a2Gc; held, 21a25c. ; state dairy,
common to finest, 21a2iiV4c; process, com
mon to special, 17a23V4c; western, fac
tory. 17a20c. ; imitation creamery. 21a22c.
CHEESE Easy ; receipts, 2.019 boxes;
state, new full cream, special, 13al3V4c;
small, colored, fancy, 12',jc. ; large, col
ored, fancy, 12c, : small, white, fancy,
12Hc. ; common to fair, 9allc; skims, full
to specials, 2allc.
EGGS Firm; receipts, 3C.6C8 cases;
state, Pennsylvania and nearby, fancy,
selected, white, 21Hc ; fair to choice, 23a,
24c; brown and mixed, fancy, 22a23c;
fair to choice, 21Vta22c. ; western, storage
packed, 22c; firsts, 21a2H4c; seconds, 20a
20c; southern, firsts, 20lc; seconds, 20e.
POTATOES Domestic, old, in bulk, per
ISO lbs., 2.75a3.12; per bbl. or bag, JltCa
2.S5; European, old, per ICS lb. bag, Jl.SOa
2.25; Bermuda, new, No. 1, per bbl., UM
0. 5; No, 2, J3.50a; southern, new, No. 1,
per bbl,, J4.60a5; No. 2, J3.60a4; sweet, per
LIVE POULTRY - Firm; chickens,
broilers, per lb,, 25a30c; fowls, 17al7Hc :
Id roosters, llaU'c; ducks, 12c; geese,
DRESSED POULTRY Firm; broilers,
neorby, fancy, squab, per pair. C0a76c; 3
lbs. to pair, per lb,, 35a37Hc; fowls, bar
rels, 16V4u17c; old roosters, 13c; spring
ducks, nearby, 21a22c; frozen turkeys, No.
1, 23a25c; broilers, milk fed, fancy, 21a
25c; corn fed, fancy, 21a23c; roasting
chickens, milk rod, 23a2Sc; corn fed, 20a
22c; fowls, No. 1, 17c; old roosters, 13c;
goese, No, 1, 12al4c