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Weekly Founded, 1844
HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNSEDAY, AUGUST 4, 1909.
Alabama the First State to
LOWER HOUSE IS UNANIMOUS.
Senate Will Pass the Bill on Thurs
day, and Governor Announces
That He Will Sign
It at Once.
Montgomery, Ala., Aug. 3. Without
a dissenting vote anil carried forward
upon a wave of euthuslnsm, the bill
to ratify the Income tax amendment
to the constitution of tho United States
passed the house, the lower brauch of
The bill went Immediately to the
senate, which will pass It unanimous
ly on Thursday, and It will go direct
to Governor Comer, who declares that
he will sign the measure without de
lay. Governor Comer Is most anxious that
Alabama shall have the distinction of
being the first state In the Union to
go on record In favor of the amend-1
mont which will euablc the national
government to enact a federal Income
tax. When Alabama has given her
approval It will require affirmative ac
tion by at least thirty-four other states
to make tho amendment effective.
Governor Coiner said:
"I am anxious to see Alabama the
first .state lu the Union to give her
Indorsement to tho sixteenth amend
ment of the constitution of the United
States. I hope there will not be a
dissenting vote on tho passage of this
When the resolution enmo up for
passage In tho house there was only
one member who had any questions to
ask. He wanted to know If a federal
Income tax would affect persons draw
ing moderate salaries, and when told
thatJ.it 'prol:niilyi would rjot he voted In
f&yoVof the, 'resolution.
'Only 'one 'speech was made In favor
of tho resolution and that was unnec
essary, as practically every member
was prepared to vote In favor of it
Ity Its action the lower branch of
tho legislature voted to add article 1-1
to the fedum' constitution, to wit:
"That congress shall have power to
lay and collect taxes on incomes from
whatever source derived without ap
portionment among tho several states
and without regard to any census or
Every other state in the Union will
decide through Its legislature whether
the constitution shall be so amended.
If thirty-tivc or more of tile forty-six
states vote in favor of the amendment
an Income tax will be adopted.
MRS. SAGE TO AID TOILEilS.
She Awards Contract to Erect Many
Cottages For Workingmen.
New York, Aug. 3 Mrs. Russell
Sage is devoting much time nnd money
to philanthropic work of a practical
character. Sho Intends to bnild many
cottages near her home at Cedarhurst,
N. Y., to be let to working people at
nominal rentals. Twelve dollars per
month will bo tho maximum.
Mrs. Sage has just purchased fifty
lots adjoining the land upon which
last year sho erected a number of six
room cottages, all of which were rent
ed by workingmen.
Each cottage will contain modern
improvements nnd will be of frame,
two stories In height. The contract
has been let for their construction.
Steel Trust Advances Prices.
Now York, Aug. 3. Tho United
States Steel corporation has advanced
the prices of steel bars, angles, plates
and beams $1 a ton, thus placing its
quotations on a parity with the prices
recently made by the independent
Taft's Son Defeated at Tennis,
Boverly, Mass., Auff. 3. Robert Taf t,
son of tho president, was defeated hero
in the men's singles of the Essex Coun
ty Country club tennis tournnmont by
II. F. MoKee of Pittsburg, Tho score
was 6-2, 10-8.
Tod Sloan Gets Deems In Belgium.
London, Aug. 3. Tho Belgian author
ities have granted a Hceuso to Tod
Sloan, tho American Jockey, who will
ride next Sunday at Ostend for M.
Coppee, president of tho Belgian
Calvin Welle Dies Suddenly.
Pittsburg, Aug. 3, Calvin Wells,
millionaire steol mnRter nnd principal
ownor of tho Philadelphia Press, was
stricken by heart dlscaso at his home
in Allegheny and died two minutes
Fair; moderato toniporature;
Qamet Played In National, Amerioan
and Eastern Leagues.
All enmes postponed on account of fu
neral of Harry C. Pulllam.
STANDING OF THE CLUDS.
w. t. v.c. w, i p.c.
Pittsburg, fit 25 .71!) l'hlla'phla, 40 60 .441
ChlCfiRO... 6D 30 .Gi3 St. Loula. 37 M .423
New York 61 33 .593 Brooklyn. 33 67 ,3'S7
Cincinnati 46 43 .603 Boston.... 20 til .2b9
ah St,SSSrt c fu-.
neral of Harry C. Pulllam. i
STANDING OP THE CLUHS.
w. :,. p.c. w. I.. r.c.
Detroit.... CO J .!.!$ Chlctifro.. 47 40 .503
l'hlla'phla 3U 31 .59ii New Yorlc 13 60 ,U
Boston.... 51 43 .657 St. Louis. 10 62 .135
Cleveland. 4'J 44 .527 Wash'tun. 20 OS .277
At Montreal Baltimore, 3: Montreal, 2.
At Toronto Toronto, 11; Providence, 0.
Second same Providence, 5; Toronto, 3.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
. l. p.c. w. PjC.
BuffaPio.!.r: 5 4U ifi Montreal'! 49 'mi
Tornnto... 47 45 .GU Baltimore! 43 61 !l37
Provl'encc4ti 44 .511 Jersey Cy 40 DO .441
iixi ijiju, n jrujjjjj-aiij. o rxiAVXi. n me lonress oi jionjoui nas liuuriat-
ed the populace all along tho coast
National League Directors Elect Cln- ! from the gulf of De Rosas to tho
cinnati Man President. roadstead of Barcelona.
Louisville, Ivy., Aug. 3. About nn Many towns, villages and hamlets
hour nfter Harry C. Pulllam, late pres- have been pillaged. A French factory
Ident of the National League of Base- 1 nt Pnlamos was burned by the an
ball Clubs, was burled In Cave Hill j archists, and the manager of It was
cemetery John Heydler of Cincinnati, j shot while ho was defending his fami
secretnry of the league, was chosen ly.
president of tho league at a special 1 It Is officially announced that the
meeting of the directors. There was 1 number of revolutionaries shot in the
some feeling that It was Indelicate to fortress of Monjoui was 1 10.
name Mr. Fulliaiu's successor nt this The government is arresting leaders
time, but the league's lmmedlato need lu the strike movement, Including the
of a qualllied head overcame tho
The directors issued an order that and also at Bilbao and Saragossa.
all players in the National league shall Captain General Weyler of Barcelo
wear crape for thirty days. na estimates that 1,000 persons were
I killed and 25.000 wounded in the sup-
PEARY RELIEF SHIP OFF. 1 l)rpssI" of the "volt in that city.
1 Forty revolutionists were shot, among
Schooner Jeanie Sails From St. John's ', thwu Emlllnno Igleslas, manager of
With Coal and Stores. I tlu' P"sroso newspaper, which bolong-
St. John's, N. F Aug. 3. The expe- i
dltlon which will carry relief to Com
mander Robert E. Peary left hero to
day. The eighty-eight ton schooner
Jeauie takes fifty tons of coal nnd the
same amount of stores, which she will
land . at Etah, Grecnlnnd, to supple
ment the supplies on Peary's steamer
The schooner will not remain long at
Etah. If Commander Peary is not there
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ROBERT E. PEARY.
tho Jeanie will leave as soon ns she
discharges her cargo, bringing any dis
patches Peary may have left. It was
arranged when Peary started on his
journey to the far north If nil went
well with the expedition dispatches
should bo left at Etah.
Captain Samuel Bartlett, who com
mands the Jeanie, is an experienced
arctic navigator and will Inquire
among the natives if they have heard
or Dr. Frederick A. Cook of Brooklyn,
who went north two years ago to look
for tho pole nnd who has been missing
for months. If Dr. Cook is at Etah he
will be brought down on the schooner,
as will Harry Whitney, who went
upon Peary's steamer to spend the
winter in Greenland hunting musk
The Jeanie ja fitted with a gasolino
engine nnd spreads 1,000 yards of can
vas. She will carry n crow of eight,
all Newfoundlanders, and two passen
gers, S. K. Fuller of Now York and
Mono Wallace, nn educated Eskimo,
who has been in the United States
Train Crashes Into Restaurant.
Bcllefontnlne, O., Aug. 8. Many pas
cngttrs were severely shaken up and
Owen Meredith, an express messenger,
wns fatally injured when a Big Four
passenger train crashed through an
open switch into a rustuurant, demol
ishing the building.
Poisoned by Eating Lobsters.
Groton, Conn., Aug. 3. Captain
Christopher O. Newbury died here of
ptomaine poisoning after oatlnsr lob
sters, John Bllfford of Now York Is in
a precarious condition and three othors
are serious ly lit
Many Spanish Towns and
THOUSAND DEAD IN BARCELONA
General Weyler Reports That 25,- j Cummins and Nine Other Western
000 Were Wounded In Suppres- I Republican Senators Want Con
sion of the Revolt In i ference Report Sent Back
That City. ' and Changes Made.
Madrid, Aug. 3. The whole country I
srrouluUnK "-elonti and Gorona Is ;
In a state of anarchy. The sliootlng of i
revolutionaries, including Igleslas, the
editor of Lerroux's Barcelonn organ, i
members of tho strike committee, but '
n general strike Is probable lu Madrid
eu to iormer Deputy Lorroux, tne lead-
cr of tho Barcelona revolution.
Tho railway is interrupted beyond
Gerona, which Is occupied by troops.
A number of ships are unable to
leave the port of Rosas, and a mob Is
preventing the landing of cargoes.
A dispatch from Madrid states that
the news from Mclilla is that the
Spanish forces continue to act on the
General Marina lias all he can do to
hold ids position and finds it hard to
repulse the repeated lloreo charges of
So far tho enemy lias failed to carry
any important post.
It is stated that the I.as Novas bat
talion suffered the most in the lmttl"
of July 27. Of one regiment only a
captain and two lietilommtK survive.
Tho writer says that General Marina's
staff was decimated.
The iirst train out of Barcelona since
i tho troubles begun there lias arrived
j hero bringing copies of La Publicidad
and other newspapers. After pointing
, out that their accounts of the lighting
1 at Barcelona had been censored, leav-
lug it to lie supposed that they are in
I complete, the papers publish a list of
, thirty-five churches and convents
i which were burned between July 21!
and July 31.
The newspapers say that tho bishop
of Barcelona abandoned his place and
! fled to Sarrio. The. Red Cross labored
devotedly durhig the lighting.
! Report's from San Felice, Palamos
j and t'assa de in Selva says that those
I places are still in the hands nf tin
revolutionaries. The Spanish gunboat
Teiuerarlo has left for San Felice to
aid the troops in restoring order.
CONGRESSMEN HELD UP.
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Five Representatives Prevented From
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Washington, Aug. 3. Five represent
i atlves in congress were victims of a
rude shock when they were "hold up"
at the Union station by the sergeant
at arms of the house and compelled to
reninin in the city until a vote ls taken
In the senate on the tariff bill. They
nro Donby of Michigan, Ashbrook of
Ohio, Kelliher of Massachusetts, IIow-
pV " vuuy 01 wmo.
The representatives had purchased
their tickets aud were about to board
an outgoing train for their homes
when the officer of the houso spoiled
their plnns. Countless excuses were
offered, but the officer wns firm.
Representa lve Dwight, ho Rcpub-
can wmp," is naving a difficult time
holding enough members of the house
to trnusnct public business. Ho has
sent telegrams far and wide urging
members to return.
JOHNSON PUTS UP $5,000.
Negro Wants Jeffries to 8st Time and
Place For Fight.
Chicago, Aug. 3. Jnck Johnson, the
colored henvywolght, posted $5,000
horo to bind a match with James J.
Jeffries for tho heavyweight champion
ship. Tim only condition attnehod to tho
forfeit ls that Jeffries shall agree to
tho match before ho goes to Europe
and must appoint the timo nnd place
whoro tho mntch U to be bold.
BILL 1 JEOPARDY.
Western Senators Opposed
to Tariff Compromise.
HITCH IN LEATHER SCHEDULE.
Washington, Aug. a. Senator Ald-
rich Is seriously considering the ad-
visabllity of withdrawing the confer-
ence report on the tariff bill und re-
i.nvenlnc the conferees in order to
remove certain objoctlounble features.
This courso was urged upon him as
the result of the growing Republican
revolt in the senate and when It be
came evident that unless concessions
were made the report would be recom
mitted through a combination of Re
publican and Democratic votes. Sen
ator McCumber, one of the disgruntled
Republicans, made a poll of the senate
nnd found that he had enough votes
to recommit the bill. He Is u mem
ber of the iluance committee of the
Senators Cummins, Carter and War-
ner appeared to be absolutely deter,
cof 1-rwht, rao'j.tJt j.e.puKo't.DovtQrt
mined to recommit the bill, i'lie presi
dent was appealed to, and lie sent for
a number of the rerali itranls, but they
noon convinced him that the leather,
hide, shoe ami lumber schedules con
Senator Aklrich saw the president
mill was advised to make concessions
o the western Republicans. Otherwise
tho bill is certain lo be recommitted.
Seven Republican senators of the "pro
gressive" type, thirty-one of the Demo
crats and three of the so called "range
senators" appear to hold the fate of
111' m" 111 tueir nanus.
Senator Cummins said today Unit
j tllu progressives lu tho seuato would
,10t vot0 fo1' tllL" tiU'It 13111 lls Proposed
"nil unit tnoy nau enougu votes to ue-
tent the oonlerence report.
, 'nic western senators complain that
, the leather schedule, us arranged by
i tho conferees with the approval of the
, president, is unfair to the states in
I terested lu protected hides.
i They say they were led to believe
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.that all boots and shoes of leather
were to bo dutiable at 10 per cent and
that nil harness was to be dutiable at
20 per cent. When the conference re
port was Issued it appeared that the
eductions applied only to articles man
ufactured in chief part of the class of
hides which were to be made free of
duty. The reductions would not apply
to shoes, the uppers of which were
cbef vauo of whIch wng cif8UIn
A nf u ,..
At a conference of tho house nnd
sennto conferees, called by Senntor
Aldrlch nfter a visit to the White
House, audiences were given to Sena
tors Cummins, Heyburn, Warren, Car-
rr Cn f Vi -. 1 nml TJ t Tlfo Vi nnil
Bourno, Invltntlons hnd ,)Ccn lssued
tn SonntflPa T1,
inn. Rnrkntf nnil Plnrk
to Senators Dixon, Burkett nnd CInrk
of Wyoming, but they did not nccept
Tho senators from tho cattle raising
states said thnt tho word hnd gone
out over tho west thnt free hides had
been given for cheaper shoes nnd hnr
ness nnd thnt their constituents would
not be sntisrfted with nny other bar
gnln. Senntors Brown and Bornh produced
letters from tho president bearing upon
tho nllcgod "Joker," Tho letter to
Senator Bornh wns in responso to ono
he hnd written. Tho president ns
ported In thin letter thnt the leather
nnd hide schedule, ns ndopted by tho
couforecs, was Just ns ho had under
stood It. He said that his understand
ing was thnt tho reduction on leather
goods should bo inndo on those mauu-
factures of the hitherto dutiable hides
and should not Include manufactures
of hitherto free hides.
Continuing, the president argued that
farmers wear shoes made of tho kind
of hides that would pay tho low duty
and that practically all harness is
made from dutiable leather and there
fore would be reduced to 20 per cent
In the Brown letter tho president
ridded a rather sharp criticism of leg
islators constantly "finding jokers."
Appeals wore made to both senators to
support tho conference report.
Tho contention of the "range" sena
tors Is that the president Is In error
both ns to the hides from which farm
ers shoes are made and concerning
harness. After the westerners laid de
parted tho conferees discussed ways
and means of meeting the situation.
It was practically conceded that In
order to insure the passage of the re
port by a safe margin the low rates on
boots and shoes and harness would
have to bo applied to calfskin prod
ucts ns well as to leather from a class
of hides that are now dutiable, but
which are made free by tho conference
When Vice President James S. Sher
man was askl regarding the state of
affuirs concerning the tariff bill .and
what ho would do in tho event of a
tie he replied:
"If there should be a tie when a
vote is taken on tho question in tho
senate I will voto for the adoption of
tho conference report. However, I
do not think It will be necessary. I
nm quite sure that the measure will
TRIED TO KIDNAP PRIEST.
Band of Men Attempt to Force Him
Into a Carriage.
Utiea, N. Y., Aug. 3. The Rev.
Father Suck, pastor of Holy Trinity
Polish Catholic church in tills city,
has complained to the police of an at
tempt made to kidnap him.
I Fattier Suck says lie was hastily
summoned to the deathbed of one of
his parishioners and entered the church
i to got the blessed sacrament and holy
oils for the dying man.
When lie was leaving tho church a 1
closed carriage and more than a dozen
members of his congregation awaited !
him. They Invited htm to ride to tho
hospital in the carriage, but when the
door was opened lie saw four men 1
Suspecting a trick, the priest at- I
templed to back away, but says lio
was overpowered by tho men. who at
tempted to force lilm into the car- ' "'PC uian amiresseu lo mm. ins re
rlage. Father Suck shouted for help 1'llSil1 t0 st'l! "ls "'U'" lllltil t,)kl tllilt
and t lion drew the pyx in which ho j
carriud sacrament from his pocket. 1
He called upon the men not to com
mit a sacrilege and at tills they drew
buck, giving him an opportunity to
take refuge on the church steps. The
carriage drove quickly away, and one
of tin men called out to the priest:
Wc'll drive you out of the city yet.
You can't stay at the head of this
MILK FAMINE IMPENDS.
Drought Has Killed the Grass on Many
Boston, Aug. ."..This city is threat
ened with a milk famine. The trouble
i is duo to the drought, which has killed
tho grass on many pasture lands, ami
to the high cost of grain nnd other
j S. II. Abbott, president of tho Boston
1 co-operative miik producers- com
"Tho milk situation is becoming se
rious. All outside cities are short and
Boston has been having a taste of
what ls coming In a more serious form
Inter on. The prolonged drought has
knocked out the pastures, which were
seriously Impaired from n like condi
tion one year ago. Tho backward
spring kept tho corn back, so that in
many places It is not moro than one
third grown nnd is too smnll to com
mence to feed. There Is great danger
that the water supply will fail If the
drought continues. The alarming fea
tures of the situation are that tho con
ditions are equally ns bad today as
they were Inst year on the Inst dny of
SAILOR BURKE WINS FIGHT.
He Batters Fred Lucas Into a Help
Now York, Aug. 3. Sailor Burke, the
Brooklyn middleweight, battered Fred
Lucas of New York Into n helpless
condition nt tho Bedford Athletic club
The fight wns too onesided to be
called n contest. Burke hnd Lucas on
the floor whon the bell rang nt tho end
of the first round, which was cut five
seconds short. Two more knockdowns
followed In the second, and Lucas wns
tottering on the ropes when tho roferee
stopped the bout.
President Taft Pardons Banker.
Washington, Ang. 3. President Taft
has pnrdoned Mnnnlng C. Pnlmer, for
mer presldont of tho American Ex
ehango National bank of Syracuse, N.
Y., who was convicted of misapplica
tion of tho bank's funds and sentonced
to five years' imprisonment in tho Au
burn state orison.
Matteawan Physician Says
Slayer Is Insane.
HE REFUSED TO SEE HIS WIFE
Quarreled With Other Patients at
Asylum and Was Silly, Pomp
ous, Insolent and Dom
ineering. White Plains, X. Y.. Aug. 3.-IIow
Harry K. Thaw conducted himself at
the Matteawan Asylum For tho Crim
inal Insane, a phase rf his life not
gone into before, was described by
Dr. Amos B. Baker, first assistant
physician of tho Institution, n witness
called by District Attorney Jerome at
the continuation of the hearing by
which Thaw hopes to obtain his re
lease. Dr. Baker described Thaw's conduct,
botli normal and queer, on many oc
casions from Feb. 1, 1008, tho date of
his commitment, until Juue 25 of the
Dr. Baker said that in his belief
Thaw was insane now, although dur
ing the first three months of tho pa
tient's stay at Matteawan he observed
no signs of paranoia. After that
Thaw, by his counsel's advice, refused
to let himself be examined or to an
swer questions nskod Dy the hospltut
When Thaw readied Matteawan on
tho day tho jury acquitted him of the
murder of Stanford White on tho
grounds of Insanity almost his first
statements, according to Dr. Baker,
were "expressions of amusement over
the clever work of his lawyers and
alienists." Ho said frankly, according
to Dr. Bnkor, that his acquittal was
obtained by exaggerating certain In
cidents and putting in testimony which
Jerome was unalilo to refute because
lie had not the facts.
Dr. Baker described Thaw's manner
1 at most times as "silly" and "pomp.
1 ous." lie said ho quarreled with the
other patients who played cards with
I him, calling them "stupid donkeys."
From his notebook he told of various
1 incidents, including Thaw's refusal to
Mr. Morscliauser had sent her and his
"insolent and domineering" actions to
tho physicians and attendants.
hast fall the prison authorities
searched Thaw's pockets when he was
asleep, and the next clay he offered
ijCiUO reward for the detection of any
one tampering with his clothes. The
fruits of tills search appeared in court
when Dr. Baker handed In as evidence
about thirty newspaper clippings.
They were not read, but Mr. Jerome
explained that all were on sexual top-
Dr. Baker said Thaw exhibited de
fective memory, having forgotten tho
date of his marriage and election day.
After the iirst examination at Mat
teawan tho patient refused to discuss
the killing of White, referring the doc
tors who wanted to Interrogate him to
Perverted practices, Thaw told Dr.
Baker, were no more evidence of In
sanity than taking a cordial after din
ner. His attitude toward the shooting
of White apparently underwent little
change nt the asylum. Once ho ex
plained that the sliootlng resulted from
the same stnte of mind tht occurs In
nn ordinary individual when placed on
the brink of n precipice. He said that
he was insane only during the mo
ments of the shooting. When Thaw
had been there a month Dr. Baker told
him that he had noted certain nlmor
mal signs in ids conduct and could set
no date for his probable release.
GUARD CZAR LIKE PRISONER.
England Protects Him With Two Bat
tleships and a Hundred Detectives.
Cowes, Isle of Wight, Aug. 3. The
first olllclalylsit of the Russlnn Em
peror Nicholas to England wns ono of
the most Impressive nnd spectacular
events thnt Cowes, accustomed to
nnvnl pageantry, ever witnessed. King
Edwnrd, with most of the members of
the roynl family, received Emporor
Nicholas nnd his retinue on board the
yacht Victoria nnd Albert when tho
Russlnn pnrty nrrlved from tho lm
perlnl yncht Stnndnrt,
The measures taken to safeguard
Emperor Nicholas make him seem like
n prisoner of stnte when compnred
with other roynl personnges who have
visited Cowes during regatta wook,
Tho Stnndnrt dropped nnchor between
two battleships of tho Dreadnought
typo, which are surrounded by other
nnvnl vessels, whllo scores of smnll
bonts patrol nbout tho visitor constnnt
ly, Scotland Yard hns 100 detectives
at Cowes, and tho Russian police de
partment has nn equal representation.