The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, July 02, 1909, Image 1

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    E WEATHER-: Oa Friday fair to partly overcast and rising temperatures followed by local rain. Saturday partly cloudy with sUUonAly'itCBjper-
. ntures and local rain.
Wayne County Organ
of the
5 i
66th YEAR.
, 1909.
NO. 53
Republican Party. Must Live
Up to Its Promises. ,
If It Does Not Come in to What !
People Expect It Will'Be Rel- ;
egated to Position Like His
Majesty's Opposition. :
Now Haven, Coun., July 1. Pros!-
ident Toft paused lu the course of his
feWth to 1,800 graduates of Yale gath-
at the annual nlunml feast to ls-
'a serious note of warning to con
fess and to the leaders of the Repub-
Ian party.
Che president declared that If the
arty which placed hliu In power and
iontrol of the government for so many
tears failed now to live un to Its prom
ises and the expectations of the people
it -would be" relegated to the position
of a minority opposition.
The president made this reference In
speaking of the difficulty of defining a
latter day Democrat and declaring that
the trouble was not altogether on that
T5ldo of the house. .
He made no effort to explain his
warnings; The Yale men caught his i
meaning and the significance of the
remarks coming at this time of the
-tariff debate, however, and they stood
upon their feet and cheered for sev
eral minutes.
Mr. Taft had been speaking of Sec
retary of War Dickinson, a Democrat,
unon whom Yale conferred au honor
ary degree. He taunted thofpeinoc-
raey with the best of good" hmor as
I to its present day condition, tills
fled him Into the declaration as to his
own party.
After paying tribute to others upon
, whom the university conferred houor
'ary degrees the president Mild:
( "You went south of the Mason and
.Dixon line to gut a secretary, of war
Lto give a degree to. 'Well, it (is well
Lthat you did, because ho Is gldng to
build the Panama canal, ana other
universities will follow whore 'yoir got 1
In early. i
"One of the difficulties that has con- ,
fronted Brother Dickinson out in Chi
cago, where ho has a temporary resl- I
deuce, was a discussion as to what
constituted an orthodox Democrat and
whether re-ally lie ought to be counted
as a Democrat if ho allowed iiiinsolf
to go Into n Republican cabinet.
"Well, when you come to discuss
wl(it is a Democrat those days you
are presented with very much the
same dllliculty that I have before me
now In giving certain rules for the
construction of the pure food law as
to what whisky Is. They say there Is
'straight' whisky, and then tlwe Is
'rectified' whisky, and then tlijcrc is
'Imitation' whisky. ;
"Now, I speak with a good deal of
hesitation In saying whether my friend
Dickinson Is n 'straight' Democrat or a
'rectified' Democrat. I would not dare
to say In his presence that he was nn
'imltayon' Democrat.
"The truth is, and speaking serious
ly, I consider myself most fortunate
that I was able to obtain for thili Im
portant place in my cabinet a man
w,ho represented the highest ideals of
tie south, who knew no section In his
ItrloMsm and whoso coming Into the
jlnet was significant of the friend-
ess of a large element In that south
ern section that it is In my heart to
bring close to the north,
"In suggesting differences aniong
TloTnnnpnfn T nm fnr frnrn. fm,n.lnff
If some difficulties that there are oyi our
H side. I remember in 1904 that riinrles
Francis Adams gave what I may call
a perfectly good Adams reason for the
election of the Democratic candidate
over the Republican candidate.
"He said that one of the essentials
a successful free government was
able, patriotic and efficient opposi-
bn and that as the Democratic mrty
Sd utterly failed in reachlng.iftat
eat ne was in ravor of putting the
publican party In that place.
"1 venture to say that, while that
may uut be the reason which shall
move ithe American people, It Is true
tnat lr the Republican party does not
live up to its promises and what the
people expect of It It will be relegWed
to a position like that of his majesty's
opposition, and therefore I may say by
way of caveat that wo have troubles
of our own."
Two Mills Sign Union Scale.
Steubenville, 0 July 1. FolIanBbee
Bros.' Tin mill at Follansbee, W.
Va., and the Pope Tin mill of-this f.tty
signed the scalo asked for by W
Amalgamated Association of Iran,
Steel and Tin Workers, thus prevent
ing a strike at these ntents. About a
thousand men are affi
Insurgents Take Control of
Senate laritt Debate.
Idah Senator Says Great Corpora- j
uo"5 tlttVC ""nsieneu mcu
Taxes to Consumer and
Can Continue to Do So.
Washington, July 1. When the sen
nte met today to resume work on the
tariff bill Senator Aldrlch, chairman
of the linnnee committee, was absent.
There was no little curiosity as to
where ho had gone on his brief vaca
tion, but the only Information on this
point forthcoming was that he waB
"on the water." Taking advantage of
the absence of Mr. Aldrlch, the insur
gents took control of the order of busi
ness. Senntor Borah of Idaho continued
his speech in favor of a straight In
come tax amendment to the tariff bill.
Taking for his text the declaration
made by Senator Aldrlch that he
would vote for the corporation tax
amendment only as a means of defeat
ing the income tns, Senator Borah crit
icised the position of the chairman of
the finance committee, who had pre
sented the corporation tax amendment
to the senate.
Unquestionably, Mr. Borah said, the
great corporations of the country have
transferred their taxes to the con
sumer. "The men who do not transfer their
taxes," he continued, "are the holders
of millions of bonds, who nro exempt
ed from the operation of the law It is
hero proposed to pass."
Today, ho said, the great corpora
tions, knowing that they can transfer
tills proposed tax, are advising that
the tax bo put upon them, preferring
it to the income tax.
Favoring a resubmission of the in
come tax to the ''supreme coirrt of the
United States, Mr. Borah said he did
not attack the integrity of that court.
"Yet," he said, "when that court dif
fers and by a bare majority of one
overturns the practice of a century, j
who will toll me that under such cir- j
cuinstancos it is an assault upon the
dignity of the court to ask them to
again consider that question V"
He favored the income tax, he said,
because it would make possible a dis
tribution of the burdens of the govern
ment between the consumers and
wealth. If, he said, It was proposed to
lay an additional tax upon consumers I
in the form of a corporation tax he
would prefer following the course sug
gested at the beginning of the session
by the chairman of the finance com
mittee in favor of retrenchment in the
expenditures of the government to
avoid the necessity for such an addi
tional burden upon the people.
The house committee on appropria
tions today began the preparation of
a deficiency appropriation bill, the to
tal of which will approximate ?1,000,-
Included In this bill will be nn ap
propriation of $25,000 with which to
pay the traveling expenses of the pres
ident, thus leaving intact his salary
of $75,000. Other items which the bill
will carry are: One hundred and eight
thousand dollars for the equipment of
hospitals at Ellis Island, 300,000 to
pay the expenses of this government's
participation In the Brussels exposi
tion of 1010 and $100,000 for special
assistants to the department of Jus
Ten Thousand Skilled Men In Fight
Against Open Shop.
Pittsburg, July 1. More than 10,000
skilled workers, members of the Amal
gamated Association of Iron, Steel and
Tin Workers, employed by the Ameri
can Sheet and Tin Plate company In
various plants throughout Pennsylva
nia, Ohio, West Virginia and Indiana
quit work today when the "open shop"
order of the company came. The com
pany and the union have both made
preparations to light.
Defeat for the Amalgamated associa
tion, It is said, would mean the loss of
Its power over the United States! fiteel
corporation, of which the American
Sheet and Tin Plate company Is a sub
sidiary. That the company Is working
toward this end Is apparent, It Is al
leged, from orders issued calling for
the immediate resumption of several
nonunlojLnlants In this vicinity which
for over n year have been Idle.
A majority of tho company's plants
In the Pittsburg territory are non
union, and the trouble was not effec
tive here. Wheeling, W. Va.; Newcas
tle, Sharon and Connellsvllle, Pa.;
Martins Ferry, Bridgeport and Cam
bridge, O., and Elwood, Anderson, Gas
City and Muncle, Iud., are the points
I What the Fourth
l Means to All Americans
THE Fourth of July is our supreme holiday. It
stands for our national idea and mission. It
r represents our beginning, progress, and des-
tiny. On February 22d we celebrate the birthday
i of Washington, and on May 30th we decorate the
graves of those who laid down their lives for the
our resources, tne
. peerlessness of our opportunities, the inspiration of
. our ideals; by the music of our industries and the
. beauty and fruitfulness of our fields; by the millions
. of our school children, and the radiant armies of the
. students in our higher educational institutions; by
. the constant flood of immigrants from every clime
and nation; by all that is vital and true in the
. thoughts and deeds of our public men ; by all that is
. good and lovely in the lives of lofty and lowly; by
. the song of our streams, the thunder of our oceans,
. the majesty of our mountains; by everything that is
. American in power and promise ; by all our achieve
. ments, all our influence, and all our hopes.
The Fourth of July, like the stars and stripes,
stands for the wIe country, everywhere, all the
time. It is a day that covers all the year, all our
past, all our future; and it is being celebrated all the
r time, for it is the date of everything American that
is thought or done. As the supreme festival of free-
dom and democracy it marks the epoch of the com
r mon people in the history of the world, for its sun
r shine has sent hope into the hearts of those of all the
r lands still under the rule of tyranny. To the for
r mal celebration of the day every community should
- give its best the s'' eetest music, the noblest orajtory.
- Above all other days in the year it should be joyous.
Social re-unions, pastimes, excursions, athletic con
r tests, are in harmony with the spirit of the day, but
they should be subordinate to a dignified and attrac
r tive ceremonial, popular in interest and stimulating
t to memory, to patriotism, and to the heart. The
f flag should be conspicuous in every home and every
place of business, and in the hands of every child.
r Welcome the glorious Fourth 1
Bear Admiral Potter Becomes Chief of
the Bureau of Navigation.
Washington, July 1, An Important
change took place In the navy depart
ment today with the assumption of the
office of chief of the bureau of naviga
tion, one of the moat responsible- In
tho service, by Bear Admiral William
P. Potter. He succeods as bureau
chief Rear Admiral John B. Plllsbury,
who was jlaced on thereUred list sev
Union; but the Four
th of July is the birth
day and the memorial
of all American great
ness of character and
splendor of heroism.
It is the great festival
that is being celebrat
ed all the year round,
by the joy of Ameri
can homes, the inex
haustible wealth of
eral montns ago, but has remained In
charge of tho bureau, .
Roar Admiral Potter has hod a dls
tingulshed career In the navy. He Is
a native of New York and entered the
service in 1805. Ho was advanced for
"eminent and conspicuous conduct In
battle during the war with Spain." At
the outset of tho rooent battleship
cruise Admiral Potter commanded the
Vermont, and on the retirement of
Rear Admiral Emory he auoceeded to
the command f the socond squadron
of the Atlantic fleet.
Harvard and Yale Crews at
New London Await Gun.
Record Crowd Out to See Blue and j
Crimson Oarsmen Struggle For
Honors In Eight Oared
Contest. i
New London, Conn.. July 1. With
the freshmen and the four oared races
out of the way, the scene was set to
day for the final and crowning event
of the Yale-Harvard regatta, the strug
gle between the varsity eight oared
The minor events have served their
purpose the whetting of the appetites
of the immense crowds for the big
race. Speaking of crowds, the word
seems hardly adequate to give an Idea
of the number of people that All this
city to overflowing and spill over the
edges. Even last year's multitude,
drawn here partly by the races and
partly by the presence of President
Taft, then the Republican candidate,
Is surpassed today. The long after
noon wait for the big race, which Is
scheduled for 0 p. m., Is filled with
the scenes and sounds incident to, the
gathering of a mass of college human
ity. New London Is used to the ui
roar nud the sights, having had the
college regatta here since 1S78, but
even the man who remembers the Har
vard victory In that year declares that
today's crowd is a record breaker.
To account for the scenes, luinglue
nn assemblage of thousands upon
thousands of college alumni and un
dergraduates, accompanied by their
women folk, nil plentifully bedecked
with crimson or blue, wandering
through the shady streets of this an
cient town in groups and couples,
swirling In opposite current. at the
street corners, gathering hi crowds in
front of the hotels and in tho squares
and waving into one another's faces
the llag? and pennants with which
they express visibly their enthusiastic
For the noises, combine In your
mind's ear the chattering, laughing,
singing and cheering of the aforesaid
thousands, mingling In a pleasing med
ley of noise with the booming of the
little cannon on the yachts lining the
course of the races, the roaring of the
sirens of the same craft and the cease
less honking and braying of the nuto-
mobiles drawn hither by tho regatta
from every point on the compass.
And don't forget the cries of tho
fakers, doing n rushing business in
pennants, buttons, rattles, horns, whis
tles and other things that go with boat
races and football games, to say noth-
ing of the venders of lemonade and
Judging from some of the talk that
is going around among persons who
say they are disinterested, there will
be only one crew in today's big race
and that crew will bo the one from
the university west of here. Not that
the Harvard crew lias no partisans or
that the Crimson hordes are forgetting
themselves so far as to concede that
Yale will win. Oh, dear, uo! But
there Is so much talk of the wonder
fully fast time made In practice by
the Yale eight and the possible over
training of the Harvard men that one
can sometimes surprise even a Har
vard rooter with an anxious look on
his face.
To offset all this confident Yale talk
the Crimson people are flaunting in the
faces of their foes the Harvard vic
tory of Inst year, when Grlswold of
Yale collapsed In the third mile and
Hunt's collapse Immediately after shat
tered Yale's hopes. Yale's answer to
this historic argument Is that not since
1882-3 has Harvard won twiceln suc
cession and this Is n late day for the
upsetting of that' long record.
Of course neither Captain Howe of
Yale nor Captain Cutler of Harvard Is
upsetting college tradition by claiming
victory before the race. The coaches,
Kennedy of Yale and Wray of Har
vard, are not quite so reticent or mod
est, however, and each has been heard
to assert that his charges are In good
condition nnd need only tho chance to
prove their rowing skill.
The start of the big race will be well
worth seeing. Tho Harvard crew knows
how to get under way quickly, and tho
racing starts made by Yale this year
have been a revelation even to the old
menon the river.
It will be a terrific race until one
crew succumbs to tho strain, and. then
the result will have been decided.
That Is what happened last year.
Then, however, Yale was trying to row
a very long stroke as fast as Harvard
rowod a short one. This year both
crews will use a short stroke.
The Usual 8equence.
Jag, joy ride, jalll-Cleveland Plain
Has Best of Six Round
Fight With Tony Ross.
Under Pennsylvania laws Contest
Is Officially Declared a Draw.
Negro Not In the Best
nttsburg, July 1. Jack Johnson, col
ored heavyweight champion of the
world, outboxed Tony Ross of New
castle, Pa., iu a six round contest
given under the auspices of the Na
tional Athletic club at Duquesne Gar
den here.
While the bout was declared a draw
on account of state laws prohibiting
the rendering of a decision In boxing
tournaments, public opinion willingly
conceded that Johnson had the better
of the go from start to finish.
It was a fast light during the entire
six rouudsi Johnson, however, seemed
to be not In his best condition, repeat
edly rushing Boss, but seldom landtag
effectively. Tho audience shouted
wildly whenever Ross landed a telling
blow, but hooted Johnson for his ap
parently rough work In the clinches.
Referee Dime said after the fight
that Ross did remarkably well in the
face of the fact that Johnson had the
best of him In weight nnd height.
After the mill Ross anxiously begged
for another opportunity to meet the
colored fighter.
First Round. Johnson led left to
stomach and repeated this blow with
telling effect. Ross led right to Jaw.
Johnson pushed a stiff one with left to
Ross' chin, repeating tho blow with a
right counter, drawing blood from
Ross' nose. With a left aud right to
face Johnson stnggered Ross, who
went to his knees, taking the count of
nine, the bell saving blm. It was John
son's round.
Second Round. The men rushed to
center, of ring, Ross lending with left
to jaw. Johnson acknowledged the
blow with a smile and sent a wicked
left to Ross' face, following it with a
counter to stomach. Ross' mouth bled
freely. Johnson repeatedly swung n
wicked left into Ross'. face, rocking the
Newcastle boxer on his legs. The men
held on in center of tho ring, Johnson
landing lefts to face with good
until the bell rang. Johnson's
Third Round. Ross from the
I the gong tried to make a better
lug than In the two previous rou
AVith a right to stomach and
the jaw he removed the grin fn
Johnson's face. Ross showed his
treme nervousness. Johnson continued
tho use of his vicious left swiug. Ross
stumbled In an effort to get away from
j JohmMm, jabs aml sll,)pwl t0 hia
knees, taking the count of eight for a
rest. AVith right to stomach Johnson
finished the round, with Ross hanging
on. Johnson's round.
Fourth Round. Johnson came jfip
smlllng, with Ross in distress. Jinn
son goaded the Newcastle boxer, mak
ing remarks concerning his bloohy
nose and mouth. Johnson led with
left to jaw, and the men clinched.
Ross made a vicious lunge, swinging
his right to Johnson's jaw. This was
the first effective blow Ross landed.
The round ended with the men In cen
ter of ring In a clinch. Johnson's
Fifth Round. Ross came up appar
ently groggy, with Johnson snrcastlcalvvS
ly grinning over his easy fight so far.
AVith a vicious left swing to the face
Johnson rocked Ross. Ross tried
bravely to stand off the big black, but
there was no chance. Johnson was In
and out like n flash, and Ross could
not stop him. The gong saved Rosa
from further cruel puuishmcnt. John
son's round.
Sixth Round. Ross came up willing
and led with left uppercut on John
son's Jaw. Johnson returned a right
uppercut, closing Ross's eys, the men
going to a clinch In center of ring,
with Johnson beating Ross unmerci
fully with his left swing used so effec
tively in the previous rouuds. The
gong struck, with Ross hanging on.
Johnson's round.
Things Theatrical.
Frederick Perry has been engaged
for tho cast of "An American Widow."
Henry B. Harris has been elected
president of the National Association
of Producing Managers.
May Robson will begin her next sea
son in "Tho Rejuvenation of Aunt
Mary" about tho middle of August
Ellen Terry was one of the interest
ed spectators at Rose Stahl's perform
ance in London of "Tho Chorus Lady,"
In a lawsuit over royalties It devel
oped lately that tho profits of "Tho
Virginian" up to last Juno were nearljj
100.000. . .
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