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HONE SD ALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 1909.
Speaks of Emery Glaim to
HOPES JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL.
Senor Gonzales Is Authorized to Set
tle Dispute Over Millions Either
by Compromise or by
Washington, Mny 18. President Taft
talked very plainly to Pedro Gonzales,
who came from Nicaragua as a spe
cial commissioner to nettle the Emery
ease, which has been a source of Irri
tation between the two governments
for several years and came near result
ing In a rupture in the friendly rela
tions between them.
The president made it clear that mu
tual trunt, sincerity and regard for
Justice was the only sure ground of
continued relations between the two
Mr. Gonzales was introduced to the
president by Secretary Knox. He said
to the prestdent that, although Nicara
gua had the most perfect confidence
in the high qualities and personnel of
its legation In Washington, it had ac
credited lilm as envoy extraordinary
on this special mission In order to
show in this way its sincere desire to
maintain and strengthen the friendship
which the two countries had preserved
so cordially and so long.
lie expressed the opinion that the
difficulties connected with the Emery
case were not of such a nature as to
Interrupt or even to lessen the cordial
ity of relations between the two gov
ernments and might be disposed of
within a short time by a definite agree
ment. In his reply the president emphasiz
ed his understanding that the envoy
had complete authority to sign a def
inite settlement of the Emery case
"In performing the acts which con
stitute your mission I need not assure
you that you will be received by this
government with that equitable and
kindly disposition which has always
characterized the attitude of tho Unit
ed States toward Nicaragua and which,
coupled with mutual trust, sincerity
and regard for justice, Is the only sure
ground of continued relations.
"While asking you to make known
to your president the spirit In which I
receive his special envoy, which Indi
cates also the disposition of this gov
ernment toward his able ministry and
toward the government of Nicaragua,
I am pleased to welcome you, Mr. Min
ister, to the eapltol of the United
States and to express the hope that
your short sojourn may be agreeable."
Senor Gonzales Is authorized to set
tle the case either by compromise or
by arbitration, and negotiations will
begin promptly with the attorneys of
the Emery company. Their claim runs
into the millions, which leads to the
belief that recourse to arbitration will
be necessary In order to adjust the dif
FRAUD OF DENTAL STUDENTS.
College Certificates Said tc Be Ob
tained by Impersonators.
Albany, N. Y., May 18. Following 1
a hearlug here before Dr. S. A. Draper,
state commissioner of education, in ,
the case of a student in one of the I
New York dental colleges who Is sus-
pected of having obtained his entrance
certificate fraudulently, it was an
nounced that the state department hud
similar cases under consideration,
which arc likely to result in the arrest
of those responsible for the sale of
It was stated also that several young
men who were suspetced of having
secured similar certificates under the
same circumstances would probably
havo their certificates revoked.
Dr. Draper declares that regents'
examinations have been passed by
means of impersonators, who, taklug
advantage of the largo number exam
ined in tho Grand Central palace, New
York, hoped to escape dotectlon.
As a rosult of Its investigations the
department learned that a graduate
of the College of tlje City of Now
York had written papors for fourteen
MOTOR CYCLIST IMPALED.
Runs Into a Wagon While Going at
Rate of Forty Miles an Hour.
Nwburg, N. Y., May 18. In a colli.
Ion between his motor cycle and a
farmer's wagon John K. McLaughlin,
an employee in the postofflce here, waa
impaled'nnfl Instantly killed.
McLauehlin was trying out his new
machine on a country road and was
making about forty mlls an hrfur
when he rounded a turn In the road
andraa into the wagon, and the shaft
W mt TtbieU Impaled htm.
TAFT TO OPEN EXPOSITION.
Presented With Unique Telegraphlo
Key For Alaska-Yukon Ceremony.
Washington, May 18. President Taf t
is to open the Yukoli-Alaska exposi
tion nt Seattle June 1 with a gold tele
graphic key, presented to him by Sec
rotary Balllnger nnd the congressional
delegation from Washington.
The key is mounted on Alaska mar
ble and Is ornamented with twenty
two handsome gold nuggets from Alas
ka. The key will bo connected with
the White House telegraph wires, and
the president will touch it on the day
of the opening, thereby setting In mo
tion the machinery of the exposition.
President Taft accepted "this unique
telegraphic Instrument, hearing upon
It the substantial evidence of the
wealth of the far northwest." He said
he would preserve the Instrument as
a memento of the Import). nt step In
the progress of the northwest, and
especially that part of the northwest
which we acquired from Itussla,
"which Is even now bringing back to
thu American people many fold Its
original cost and offering to us for the
future sources of wealth that can
hardly be overestimated."
MRS. TAFT BREAKS DOWN.
Wife of President Taken III on the
Washington, May IS. Mrs. Taft, suf
fering from a slight nervous break
down, was taken 111 while on her way
from this city to Mount Vernon on
the yacht Sylph with a party of friends
and was hurried back to the White
President Taft himself prepared the
following statement In regard to Mrs.
"Mrs. Taft Is suffering from a slight
nervous attack.. She attended the Eye,
MISS. WILLIAM II. TAFT.
Ear ana Throat hospital" where Charlie
Taft underwent a slight operation on
his throat. She was with him for sev
eral hours. She then started with the
president and n small party of friends
on tho Sylph for Mount Vernon.
The excitement, heat and exertion
wore too much for Mrs. Taft's nerves,
and the party was obliged to turn back
before reaching Alexandria. Mrs.
Taft was (pilckly carried to the White
"The doctor says that after a few
days of complete rest Mrs. Taft may
be able to resume her social duties.
Dr. Delaney is in attendance. Mrs.
More. Mrs. Taff s sister, acted as host
ess at the official dinner at the White
Mrs. Taft's illness probably will not
interfere with the president's trip to
Petersburg, Va and Charlotte, N. C,
on Wednesday and Thursday of this
week, but Mrs. Taft will not bo able
to accompany him. She had already
decided, after visiting the hospital, to
abandon the trip, as she felt that she
should remain here with her son.
The operation performed on Charlie
Taft was not of a serious nature, and
he will be taken to the White Houso
JAPANESE CREW JAILED.
Captain of the Kalsen and His Men
Held as Poachers.
Juneau, May 18. The United States
revenue cutter Hush arrived here from
Sitka with the captain and the crew
of tho Japanese sealing schooner Kal
sen, which was seized in Redoubt bay
for cruising within the threo mile lim
It. The alleged poachers were taken to
tho federal jail.
The skins seized on the schooner will
bo held ponding a Jury's verdict.
All tho evidence ngalnst tho Japa
nese is the testimony of a number of
Indians who told the authorities that
they discovered the Japaneso schooner
inside the fishing limits.
Celebrates Her 106th Birthday.
Philadelphia, May 18. Mrs. Eliza
beth Wcnderly celebrated her one hun
dred and sixth birthday anniversary in
the MethodUt Episcopal Home For the
Aged in this city. She was born In
Smyrna, Del., May 17, 1803.
Fair; moderate tomperature; light to
moderate variable' wind.
Counsel Fails to Keep Him
Out of Sing Sing.
THREE JUSTICES DECLINED.
Young Army Officer Must Serve at
Least Eight Years In State
Prison Unless an App.f-.sl
New York, May IS. Counsel for
Captain Peter C. Halns, Jr., U. S. A.,
who was convicted of manslaughter in
the first degree for killing William E.
Annls at the Bayslde Yacht club last
August, today agreed to his Immediate
transfer from the Queens county Jail
to Sing Sing.
They announced after a consultation
with General Halns, his father, and
Major John P. Halns, a brother, that
no application would be made for a
certificate of reasonable doubt to act
as a stay of execution. An appeal,
based on the general court record In
the case, will be taken in regular
Upon learning the decision of coun
sel Sheriff Harvey of Queens county
said that, acting upon the suggestion
of the court, he would take his prison
er to Sing Sing at once to serve his
lndeterminato sentence of from eight
to sixteen years.
This yielding to the Inevitable on
the part of counsel for Halns wns not
manifested until after Mr. Mclntyre
had applied for a writ of habeas cor
pus on the ground that at the time of
the shooting Captain Halns was not
under civil jurisdiction. He also made
an application for a certificate of rea
sonable doubt and for the appointment
of a commission to test the captain's
sanity after the rendering of the ver
dict. Three justices to whom he np
plled declined to interfere.
"I am now willing to stand the gaff,"
said Captain Halns nt the Queens
county jail after hearing his fate.
"Sing Slug is a hard place to lind com
fort, hut I feel relieved at that."
Captain Halns was lytug on a cot In
his cell, with a blanket thrown over
his shoulders. He looked haggard and
continued in a low tone:
"The regrettable part of the affair Is
that the trials have exhausted my fa
ther's fortune,' and it makes me feel
bad. The cost of carrying on the de
fense has been a burden on my par
ents, but such Is fate."
"What will become of your chil
dren?" he was nsked.
"Poor kiddles, they will have to stay
with father and mother, nnd that's the
very best place In the world for them
to be," the capain answered.
Under the indeterminate sentence
act Captain Halns must serve at least
eight years in the state prison. He Is
thon eligible for parole provided his
conduct during Incarceration has been
such as to meet with the approval of
the warden of Sing Sing.
If the parole board decides to release
the prisoner, then one of the conditions
is that the prisoner report In writing
to the state superintendent of prisons
once a month until the maximum sen
tence has expired.
As Captain Halns will go up the
river as a first offender, he will don a
gray suit with a white solid circle the
size of a half dollar on the left arm.
Tho second year a white bar Is worn
in place of the circle. In tho sixth
year this mark Is changed to a white
star. The United States army captain
will also wear a military collar on his
In Sing Sing prison Captain Halns
will sleep in a cell three and one-half
feet wide, six and one-half feet long
and seven feet high. He will be con
fined In this cell from 4:30 in the after
noon until 7 o'clock tho following
Qirl Dying of Hydrophobia.
Winston Salem, N. C, May 18. Miss
Maud Klmel, the sixteen-year-old
daughter of a Forsythe farmer, who
was bitten by a rabid dog, la suffering
from hydrophobia. It la said she can
live but a few days.
LUMBER MILLS SEIZED.
Oklahoma Companies Accused ef Tak
ing Indians' Timber.
Oklahoma City, Okla., May 18. Unit
ed States marshals have seized 5,000,
000 feet of lumber, six sawmills and
other property of tho Pino Hill and
Wnlkcr-HopktiiB lumber companies and
other concerns In accordance with
writs issued by the United States dis
trict court after an investigation by J.
M. Mueller, a special agent of tho de
partment of the Interior, relating to
condlttviiH in the timber reservation of
the Choctaw Nation.
The Investigation was caused by
charges of unlawful cutting; of Umber
on the reservation.
SPRECKELS ON THE STAND.
Can Franolsco Banker a Witness at
Calhoun Graft Trial.
San Francisco, May 18. Iludolph
Bpreckcls, the banker, who contribut
ed $100,000 to prosecute nn Inquiry
Into municipal conditions in this city,
was called to the witness stand here
lu the bribery trial of President Pat
rick Calhoun of the United Railroads.
He gave a detailed account of his
reasons for opposing Calhoun's plans
for street railway development and of
the manner in which he became a sup
porter of tho prosecution.
Assistant District Attorney Heney.
replying to n statement by one of the
attorneys for tho defense, declared
that he had summoned Mr. Spreckels
as a witness for the first time In any
of the bribery trials and that be stood
ready to moot any line of inquiry the
defense might choose.
"We have been trying Mr. Calhoun
and no other," said Mr. Honey, "but
from the time we began the selection
of the Jury the defense has endeavored
to try Rudolph Spreckels and James
D. Phclan at the same time. You have
Insinuated times without number that
Mr. Spreckels was back of the prose
cution for a malicious purpose, for his
personal gain and profit nnd In an ef
fort to gain control of the United Hall
ropds. You made this Ibsuc. Surely
you are not afraid to meet It now that
he' Is on the stand prepared to meet
Mr. Spreckels testified that he first
came Into conflict with the United
Railroads in 1905 when ho learned of
a proposal to substitute the overhead
trolley for the cable on the Sutter
street system. As nn owner of prop
erty on this system's lines nnd as a
member of the Sutter Street Improve
ment club Mr. Spreckels said he ac
tively opposed the change and that he
had met Mr. Calhoun three times for
Mr. Spreckels said he had steadfast
ly refused to accept the street railway
president's nrgumcnts in support of
tho overhead trolley and rejected of
fers of compromise that he believed to
be to the city's disadvantage.
"On the occasion of our thrid inter
view," said the witness, "Mr. Calhoun
said he would be willing to withdraw
the cable line from Pacific avenue,
where my residence Is situated, and
substitute an overhead trolley line on
Iiroadwuy In the same district.
"He called my attention to the fact
that, In common with many of my
neighbors, I had carriages and automo
biles and was not dependent on the
"In reply I said that my fight was
not selfish and that I was Interested
lu behalf of people who had no car
riages and automobiles and that I
would not entertain the proposition.
"Mr. Calhoun at this Interview said
he was ready to construct a tunnel
through Powell street hill and make
the entrance one of the busiest trans
fer points In the city. I nsked him if
this was because I owned property at
Powell and Sutter, and he expressed
surprise, saying ho did not know of it."
Mr. Spreckels said ho then directed
his lawyer to prepare articles jf Incor
poration of a rival transportation com
pany In an effort to defeat the over
PROTEST AGAINST TEA DUTY.
National Association Says It Would
Increase Cost to Consumer.
New York, May 18. A letter of pro
test against an import tax on tea, as
proposed In nn amendment to the tar
iff bill offered by Senator Tillman, has
been sent by the National Coffee and
Tea association to Senator Aldricb,
chairman of the committee on finance.
The letter declares that an import
duty would benefit only few interests
and that such u duty would cause an
Increase lu the price to the consumer.
It Is set forth that tea is sold at re
tall In New York city as low as 25
cents per pound and that the largest
and most select retail grocer of New
York quotes his cheapest grade of tea
at '28 cents per pwnnd.
"Any tax on tea would necessarily
Immediately result In raising the price
of such teas," tho protest says, "as
the retailer cannot purchase any cheap
er tea than he is now selling nt these
figures. On higher pricod tens the re
tailer, in his effort to maintain prices
long established, would substitute low
"There Is no tea or coffee trust In
this country, und tho trade is there
fore subject to free and open compe
tition, thus Insuring full value to the
GEORGE MEREDITH DEAD.
Veteran English Novelist Passes Away
at His Heme In Surrey.
London, Mny 18. Georgo Meredith,
the English novelist, died at 3:35 this
morning at his home In Surrey, aged
Mr. Meredith wrote many poems and
novels, some of tho best known of tho
latter being "The Shavlug of Shagpat,"
"Heauchamp's Career," "The House
on the Beach," "Empty Purse" and
FAILS FOR MILLION
Receiver For Tracy & Co.,
Wall St. Exchange Firm.
TAXICAB VENTURE THE CAUSE
Company Had Offices In Chicago,
Detroit, St. Louis and Other
Cities and Did a Big
New York, May 1S. In the appoint
ment of a receiver for Tracy & Co.,
members of the New York Stock Ex
change and tho Chicago board of trade,
Wall street had a $1,000,000 failure
with an interesting vurlation from the
Taxicabs, not stock manipulation or
market conditions, are said to be Indi
rectly responsible for the firm's trou
bles. While no announcement ns to
the exact cause was made, E. A. Bene
dict, the receiver, said that he under
stood that money lost In backing a lo
cal taxlcab concern figured In the out
The firm has no Stock Exchange ob
ligations. The total liabilities are esti
mated at more than $1,000,000, the as
sets at less than half that amount.
News of the firm's failure came out
with the filing of an Involuntary peti
tion in bankruptcy In the United
States district court. Mr Benedict
was quickly named as receiver and
gave bond for $50,000.
Tracy & Co. is not nn old firm, hav
ing been organized in 1005 nnd consist
ing of William W. Tracy, It. D. Cov
ington and Frederick W. Parker. Mr.
Parker was the hoard member. Mr.
Parker had been abroad for several
months, according to a statement made
at the olllco, cruising in the Mediter
ranean. Among those Stock Exchnnge houses
with Chicago connections the embar
rassment of tho firm cnusod little sur
prise. The situation Is regarded by
friends of Mr. Tracy as a result, at
least In part, of proposed tnxlcab leg
islation pending before the board of
When a hearing was held with re
gard to proposed legislation some
weeks ago an attorney for taxlcab In
terests announced to the committee
men of the board who were consider
ing the matter that any reduction in
tho rato of fare might mean bank
ruptcy for some persons interested.
But tho proposed bill was reported
after some revision at a subsequent
meeting of the board.
At the olllce of Tracy & Co, 40 Wall
street, after the news of the filing of
the petition had become known a large
crowd was gathered.
Besides the main New York olllce
in Wall street the firm maintained lo
cal branches In West Thirty-third
street and at the Hotel Gotham. It
had other offices in Chlcngo, Detroit.
St. Louis, Louisville, Milwaukee and
In unofficially summing up the sit
uation Receiver Benedict said: "I have
just taken hold and have no Idea of
the firm's condition. I am assured
that there are no Stock Exchange ob
ligations. I have been told that some
money wns lost In outside ventures,
such ns the local taxlcab business and
in a similar venture In Chicago, but I
havo heard nothing to confirm this."
It is understood, however, that the
banking llrni of Tracy & Co. acted as
bankers for a taxlcab company of this
city when it was organized, and heavy
losses were incurred, it is said, during
tho recent strike of the chauffeurs.
BAIL REFUSED TO MORSE.
United Statos Court Will Hear Bank
er's Appeal June 14.
New York, May 18. Ohurles W. Morse,
former vice president of tho National
Bank of North America, lost his tight
to bo admitted to ball In a decision
given by the United States court of
The court set June 14 as the date for
hearing arguments for an appeal In
Morse's enso and decided that he could
not be ndmitted to ball before that
Tho decision that Morse must stay
In the Tombs until the middle of June,
If not longer, proved n severe blow to
his wife, who has been leading the
fight to flccuro bis release ponding the
motion for an appeal. Twenty-seven
of the former banker's friends offered
to furnish bonds to the sum of $185,
000, and It was understood that if nec
essary thoy would put up a much lar
United States District Attorney Stim
son opposed the application for ball on
the grounds that Morsa if his appeal
were finally denied might not be found
for punishment if ho were admitted to
bail and that the defendant had shown
nbsolutoly no error In the records of
Results of Games Played In National;
American and Eastern Leagues.
At New York New York, ti; Cincinnati,
0. Batteries Mathewson nnd Meyers;
Rowan anil McLean.
At Brooklyn Pittsburg, 11; Brooklyn, 1.
Batteries Lelflcld and Gibson; Scanlon,
PudtorlUH and Bergen.
At Phlladelphta-ClilcnRO, 8: Philadel
phia, 1. Batteries Brown, Archer and
Moran; Covaloskl, Foxen nnd Dooln.
At Boston St. Louis, ti; Boston, 1. Bat
teries Lush and Bresnahan; Dorner,
Tuekey nnd Bowermnn.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
W. L. V O. w. L. P.O.
Pittsburg. 17 9 .634 Boston.... U 13 .453
Chicago... 16 12 .071 Brooklyn. It 13 .4!i.X
l'hllu"ihla.l2 11 .521' New York-10 13 .435
Cincinnati 14 IE .4S3 St. Louis. 12 17 .414
At Cleveland New York, C; Cleveland,
3 (12 Innings). Batteries Lake, Broekctt,
Blair and Klelnmv; BeigiT und Clarke.
At Chicago Philadelphia, 1; Chicago. 0
(12 innings). Batteries Krause and
Thomas; Scott and SulllS'an.
At St. Louls-St. Louis, 4; Washington,
0. Batteries Pclty and Crlgcr; Uroome
At Detroit Detroit, 6; Boston, 3. Bat
teries Kllllnn and Stanage; Steele, Bur
chell and Spencer,
Detroit.... 17 7 .70S Chicago... 11 14 .440
Boston.... 14 9 .019 St. Louis. 10 14 .417
Now York 14 9 .609 Cleveland. 9 15 .375
Plilla'phla, 13 9 .591 Wush'ton. 6 17 .261
At Buffalo Buffalo, 3; Newark, 0.
At Toronto Toronto, 4; Providence, 2.
At Montreal Montreal-Jersey City game
postponed by rain.
At Baltimore Baltimore, 2; Roches
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
W. L. P.C VT. L. P.O.
Rochester. 8 4 .607 Buffalo.... 8 10 .144
Toronto... 10 G .625 Newark... G 9 .400
Montreal.. 9 6 .600 Baltimore. 6 10 .375
Jersey Cy 9 7 .562 Provl'ence 5 9 .337
OASTRO MUST PAY $200,000.
Court Holds Him For Damages For
Seizing Miraflores Palace.
Caracas, Venezuela, May 18. The
first of runny Judgments which will be
pronounced by tho Venezuelan courts
against former President Castro was
rendered here by Judge Farreras of
the civil court.
It was in tile suit instituted ngainst
the deposed president by Senora Joa
quin Crespo, widow of a former presi
dent, for six years' rental and heavy
damages for the arbitrary occupation
by Castro of tho Miraflores palace,
which Is the property of Senora Cres
po. The judge condemned the defendant
to meet the costs of the trial, and the
whole affair will cost General Castro
more than 900,000. Judge Farreras
said in his decision;
"I declare the action valid for the
recovery of damages arising from the
occupation of Miraflores palace, luxu
riously furnished, for tho period of six
years and for damages arising from
deterioration, and in consequence Gen
eral Clprlano Castro Is condemned to
pay damages In accordance with a Just
appraisement by experts. The experts
should take as a basis for damages the
"First The rental of $400 per month
paid, now by General Gomez for the
"Second. General Castro not only
enjoyed the use of the palace, but also
of the luxurious furniture contained
"Third. Tim invasion of Miraflores
palace by General Castro compelled
Senora Crespo first to take refuge in a
small house adjacent to the palace and
later to vacate It entirely.
"Fourth. The amount spent on re
pairs to the palace so as to make it In
habitable for General Gomez, taking
Into consideration that these repairs
were not made In accordance with the
luxury of the palace and that they did
not restore It to its former condition.
"Fifth. The damage done to the fur
niture which General Castro found in
Miraflores because of the long, fre
quent and excessive use made of It and
taking Into account their elegance and
costliness and the perfect condition In
which they were found."
NORWEGIAN SAILORS HIRED.
Lake Seamen's Union Says They Are
Coming to Break Strike.
Cleveland, O., May 18. Victor O.
Olander, general secretary of the In
ternational Lake Seamen's union, de
clares that 500 Norwegian sailors are
under contract to come to this country
and take the places of striking sea
men on the great lakes. One detach
ment of the sailors has already em
barked for the United States, accord
ing to report, and others are to follow
Officials of the union have taken the
matter up with the Immigration au
thorities and will make an nttempt to
prevent the sailors from landing. Sec
retary Olander says the hiring of the
Norwegians Is a direct violation of
the contract labor law.
Surprise to Chicago Manager.
Chicago, May 18. Tracy '& Co. have
three offices In the fiuanclal district of
this city. J. W. Collins, the local man
"We do a big grain trado and haves
not been notified of any trouble."