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Wayne County Organ
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HONESDALB, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1909.
His Aeroplane Disabled and
ENGINE PISTON ROD BLEW OFF.
Before the Accident the Dayton
Aviator Flew Up the Hudson
Over the Warships For
Half an Hour.
New York, Oct 5. Just ns Wilbur
Wright and his mechanician, Robert
'Jailor, were cranking up Wright's
aeroplane on Governors island for a
second flight the head of the piston
rod In the first of tho four cylinders In
the engine blew off.
The head, which Is about six inches
long and four inches wide, flew like a
cannon ball not twenty Inches from
Wright's head and went through the
upper plane of the machine, tearing a
Tiole about three feet In diameter.
Wright, who had been on his hands
and knees giving the airship a final
oiling up before his purposed flight
around Manhattan Island, threw his
cap to the ground.
After Wright discovered that the
wooden frame of the upper planes had
also been damaged he made a sign of
despair, and Captain Dorey ordered
his soldiers to drag the mnlmed flier
back to Its shed.
"I'm sorry," he said, "but luck got
He was asked If the accident could
have happened while the machine was
up In the air. "Yes, it could have," he
said. "Anything can happen In the
air." lie was conscious, however, that
even in such a perilous contingency he
could have brought his biplane to earth
on an even keel and without harm to
Wright flew up the Hudson river
and back earlier in the day. ne start
cd from Governors island, swept due
west for a mile, turned north, kept
well to the center of the river and, fly-
Ing at a speed of forty-two miles an
hour and at a height varying from 15
to 300 feet, went to Grant's tomb and
returned over the course he had come.
Over the masts of warships, from
whose decks the hoarse cheers of the
sailors were borne up to him in his
elevated scat, he flew for twenty miles
ten miles up and ten miles back re
maining in the air for thirty-three min
utes and thirty-three seconds and
alighting at the aerodrome without
Almost indistinguishable against the
gray banked clouds, the machine soar
ed past old Castle William and soon
entered the canyon made by the giant
skyscrapers of Manhattan Island and
tho Jersey hills. At this point the
aeroplane was flying at a height ol
nearly 200 feet, but unexpected ah
currents, caused by the great build
ings, moved the aviator to bring his
craft closer to the water. Tilting the
elevating rudder, he slowly brought
tho machine down, sloping gradually
until he was but a bare hundred feet
above the tooting ferryboats and the
busy river traffic. His motor was
churning as regularly as a clock, and,
settling himself in his seat, he sped
onward up the river.
When the air vessel reached the
British cruiser Argyll, anchored an
eighth of a mile above Grant's tomb,
Wright brought his direction rudders
into play and, describing an easy and
graceful curve, started on his return
journey down the river. The wind
conditions, which had bothered him
on the journey up, were now more fa
vorable, and it was here that the
speed possibilities of the machine wore
demonstrated. While the ten miles
up stream occupied nearly twenty min
utes, the return flight was made In lit
tle more than thirteen minutes.
MINISTER CRANE CALLED BACK
Secretary Knox Summons Him as He
Is About to Sail For China.
San Francisco, Oct. 5. Charles R.
Crane, the newly appointed minister
from the United States to China, has
been recalled to Washington by a tel
egram from Secretary Knox.
Mr. Crane was to have sailed on the
transport Thomas today for the orient
Ho says the telegram requested his
return to the capital, as there were
certain phases of the eastern situation
with which the secretary of state did
not think he was fully acquainted.
Five of Pleasure Party Drown.
Wolf ville, N. S., Oct. 5. Five persons
out of a pleasure party of seven lost
their lives by the capsizing of their
boat in Minas basin, the victims in
cluding four members of one family.
The victim's are Mr, and Mrs. Robert
Martin, Porcy and Hattie Martin and
TEN BAII00NS IN RACE.
Conteit For Lahm Cup Calls For Flight
of Over 475 Miles.
St. Louis, Oct. 5. With atmospheric
conditions ideal ten balloons sailed
from St. Louis toward the southeast.
Tho passage abovo the city from the
grounds of tho Aero club was made at
height of 500 feet. Sixty thousand
persons were on the Aero club grounds
and cheered the aeronauts.
Two of the balloons, the Peoria and
Missouri, had gas bags of 40,000 cubic
feet and were in a special race. The
others were 78,000 cubic feeters and
raced for medals and prizes. The
smaller gas bags are expected to re
main in the air eighteen hours and the
larger ones forty hours.
The Cleveland was the first to get
away, and it was roiiowea ny et.
Louts III., Centennial, Pommery, New
York, University City, Indiana and
All the balloons carry as much bal
last as possible for long flights. Under
the conditions in which they sailed
they will not have to let out gas until
tonight. The Lahm cup, now held by
Captain De Forest Chandler, is one of
the prizes sought by tho aeronauts. A
flight of more than 475 miles will get
M00KS IN WASHINGTON.
They Deliver Sultan's Letters For
President and Secretary Knox.
Washington, Oct 5. Clad in the pic
turesque white robes and turbans of
Morocco, their native country, Sid
Laarby Zenhagi, first secretary, and
Sid Mohammed Ben Abeslan Ben Je
lul, a native of Fez, accompanied by
their interpreter, were received at the
state department by Assistant Secre
They came to tills country as the per
sonal representatives of tho sultan of
Morocco at the Hudson-Fulton cele
bration in New York and to deliver let
ters from tho sultan to President Taft
and Secretary of State Knox.
In presenting their letters the Mo
roccoans said they were greatly pleas
ed with their reception In this country
and spoke of the wonders of the cele
bration in New York.
WHITELAW EEID HONORED.
Manchester University Gives Ambassa
dor Degree of Doctor of Laws.
Manchester, Oct. 5. To mark the
opening of the John Morley chemical
laboratories, presented to Victoria
university of Manchester by Andrew
Carnegie, Lord Morley, chancellor of
tho university, conferred the honorary
degree of doctor of laws on Whltelaw
Reld, the American ambassador to
Ambassador Reld in replying ex
pressed his pleasure nt standing
among the cotton mills of Lancashire
within reach and hearing of the cotton
operatives, who in the great crisis of
his country's history, although suffer
ing themselves, threw the weight of
their sympathy and influenco on the
side of freedom. Their action, ho said,
would never be forgotten by Amorlca
THREE DEMOCRATIC MAYORS
Slight Gain For Their Party In Con
necticut City Elections.
New Haven, Conn., Oct. 5. In the
elections In five cities of the state the
Democrats elected three mayors, in
New London, Norwalk and South Nor-
walk. In New Haven and Waterbury
the Republicans elected their tickets.
The new mayors of Waterbury and
Now Haven replace Democrats, while
in New London the administration
last year was Republican. In the two
Norwalks there was no change.
In tho town elections the principal
fight was waged on the license ques
tion, the wets carrying soventy-five
of- the towns, a gain of four over a
$465,000 IN GIFTS TO YALE.
William D. and H. T. Sloan and Alfred
G. Vanderbilt the Donors,
Now Haven, Conn., Oct 5. Yale uni
versity announced a gift of $425,000
from William D. and Henry T. Sloan
of New York for the erection and
equipment of a university physics lab
Announcement is also made of the
gift of $25,000 from Alfred G. Vander
bilt and one of $15,000 from George
SULTAN RECEIVES STRAUS,
American Ambassador Tells Him We
Want Friendship With Turkey,
Constantinople, Oct 5. Oscar S
Straus, the American ambassador to
Turkey, waB officially received In au
dience by the sultan here.
The ambassador in bis address said
that It was tho desire of the president
of the United States to cultivate tho
existing ties of friendship between his
country and Turkey. Ambassador
Straus concluded with a refcrenco to
tho auspicious beginnings of the con
President, Sees Signs, of
Great Business Expansion.
ERA SUCH AS NEVER BEFORE.
With That, He Says, Evils May
Come and Steps Must Be Taken
to Prevent Monopolies and
Sacramento, Cal., Oct. 5. After mak
ing one of the longest jumps of his trip
and traveling for twenty-five hours
through Oregon and tho northern half
of California President Taft spent a
few hours here and left this morning
for Oakland and San Francisco. He
was taken for nn automobile rldo
through the city and delivered an ad
dress in the state capltol grounds.
The president said that he had been
overwhelmed with the reception he
had received everywhere on the trip.
He said the crowds and the cheers
were probably those that every presi
dent receives on such a tour, yet this
fact made them none the less welcome
and none the less inspiring to him.
President Taft was welcomed Into
California at Red Bluff by Governor
GOVERNOR JAMES N. GILLETT.
Glllott, Lieutenant Governor Porter,
Senator G. C. Perkins, former Secre
tary of the Navy Victor Metcalf and
M. H. De Young of San Francisco.
Replying to nn address of welcome by
Governor Gillett, the president said:
"I must confess that I feel like an
optimist. Everywhere in this country
I have found evidence of prosperity
from Boston to Portland, and if signs
do not fail we are upon nn era of busi
ness enterprise and expansion that has
never been seen In this country before.
"With that I would not have you
forget that there are certain responsi
bilities. We have had evils growing
out of our prosperity. Men have seized
power by means of accumulation of
wealth and its use in methods that are
not legal and cannot be approved by
way of monopoly and otherwise.
"These abuses were brought to the
attention of tho people In a marvelous
crusade by my predecessor, Theodore
Roosevelt, and It is my duty to con
tinue those policies and to enforce
thorn as far as I may and recommend
to congress that there be put upon tho
statute books those laws that shall
clinch the progress which was made
under him, which ho preached and
which we all look forward to ns a per
"Rut the difficulty is thnt whenever
everybody is prosperous, when every
body Is comfortable, then is tho time
when our old friend Satan steps in
and helps along the evil cause. Then
Is the time when we are apt to be
Inert and enjoy tho things we have
without looking forward In tho future
and seeing that tho evils will grow
nnd ultimately swamp us. It Is to tho
people that wo must look for an en
forcement of theso principles.
"You should select your representa
tives and have them know you are
watching thorn In congress nnd see
that thoy follow tho lino of enforce
ment. "Of courso wo want prosperity, but
wo wish prosperity In such a way that
thcro shall bo an equality of opportu
nity among tho individuals, bo that
everybody will got his share and that
it shall not bo confined to a few who
monopolize tho means of production
or the moans of transportation and
thus prevont that equality of distribu
tion which wo all like to see."
Warship Fleet Sails For Philippines.
Honolulu, Oct 5. Tho Pacific ar
mored cruiser fleet sailed today for the
Philippines and will cruise the entire
distance at tho rate of 18 knots an
Goney Island and Brooklyn
Jockey Clubs Indicted.
POLICE OFFICERS ALSO NAMED
New York Grand Jury In Thirty-five
True Bills Deals Heavy Blow
at Practice of Oral Bet
ting at the Tracks.
New York, Oct. 5. After two years
of agitation against race track gam
bling in this state, marked by the pas
sage of the drastic antlbettlng bill,
generally referred to aa tho Hart-
Agnew bill, it remained for the Brook
lyn grand Jury to write a new chapter
lij the crusade when there were hand
ed up in court indictments against the
two big Kings county race tracks,
three police officials, five private detec
tives and twenty-five bookmakers.
It was the increase of "oral betting''
conducted by the so called "memory
brokers" that resulted in this latest
evidence of Governor Hughes contin
ued activity and the Indictment as cor
porations of the Brooklyn Jockey club
and the Coney Island Jockey club.
For some time past it was known that
Governor Hughes was dissatisfied with
the apparent increase in oral betting
conducted on a comparatively small
scale during tho first part of the racing
Among those indicted are the Coney
Island and Brooklyn Jockey clubs,
charged as corporations with conspir
acy in allowing betting to go on. This
Involves a number of tho most promi
nent supporters of racing In the Unit
ed States. W. K. Vanderbilt owns a
controlling interest In the Coney Island
Jockey club, of which Schuyler L. Par
sons is president. George Peabody
Wetmoro nud Mr. Vanderbilt are vice
presidents. The president of the
Brooklyn Jockey club, which operates
the Gravesbnd track, is Philip J.
The police officials indicted for "con
spiracy" on tho grpund that they
knowingly permitted tho Sheepsljead
Bay race track to be used for betting
purposes'nre, Inspoctor John J. O'Brien,
who Is accused alsq of neglecting his
duty In falling properly to supervise
the work of his subordinates, Ser
geant Hugh Reynolds and Hugh
' Meyers of Inspector O'Brien's per
The private detectives arrested are
Seymour Buetler, who was in charge
of tho race track force and for years
lias been a well known figure to fol
lowers of tho sport on metropolitan
tracks, nnd four of his subordinates.
John G. cavanagii, who for years
has been the dominating figure In the
betting rings of the metropolitan
tracks, leads tho list of twenty-five al
leged bookmakers who are indicted
The list includes the best known book
makers in tho country.
There Is much gloomy speculation
among local followers of racing as to
the probable effect of the new crusade
against gambling. During the present
season tho new system of betting,
which was evolved for the purpose of
evading the Hart-Agnew law, has put
new life Into the racing game, and
the tracks, while by no means as suc
cessful as they were before Governor
Hughes signed the antigambling bill,
have recovered a measure of their
prosperity and have been well patron
Tho betting system used has in
volved the use of three bookmakers in
tho case of a wager, one of whom
! takes tho bettor's money, while anoth
er registers the transaction, nnd n
third pays the winner on the following
day. It was supposed that tills three
cornered transaction was so Involved
as to evade the law. But for weeks
county detectives have been collecting
evidence through which the authori
ties hope to force prosecution.
The prosecution of the cases will, it
Is believed, bo in charge of Assistant
District Attorney Elder, who had the
greatest part of the responsibility in
tho successful prosecutions last year.
Upon tho outcome hinges largely the
success of racing on New York tracks.
RESCUERS GIVE UP WORK.
Hope of Saving Young Farmer
Who Was Burled Alive.
New York, Oct. 5. All hope of res
cuing John Coffen, the young farmer
of Central Isllp, N. Y., who was buried
alive sixty feet below the surface of
tho earth by tho collapse of a well In
which ho was working, has been aban
doned by his father.
The progress of sinking a second
shaft to the level at which tho cave-In
occurred was so slow that It was be
lieved the prisoner must surely have
been smothered by the sand or drown
ed by the mounting water In the well.
HUDSON FETE AT KINGSTON.
Moon and Clermont Escorted
There by Naval Squadron.
Kingston, N. Y., Oct. 5. The Hud
son-Fulton naval squadron, with the
Half Moon and Clermont, moved on tc
Kingston today, where there was a
parade, an address by Governor
Hughes, luncheons, fireworks and a
reception to the governor. A feature
of the day was the unveiling of a mon
ument to Sir Thomas Chambers, lord
of tho manor of Fox hall and one of
the founders of Kingston.
Poughkeepsle furnished one of the
most beautiful and inspiring specta
cles of the Hudson-Fulton celebration
when at the conclusion of a parade
there the various uniformed organiza
tions, including soldiers, sailors and
firemen, gathered on tho green in
Eastman park to salute Governor
Down the green sward came march
ing a number of flag bearers, the
groups typifying tho spirit of 1770 and
the spirit of 1009, tho one the spirit of
war, the other tho spirit of peace.
Behind them a mobilized baud of sev
eral hundred musicians sounded the
stirring strains of "Stars and Stripes
Forever," and ns tho column halted In
front of the stand colors were dipped,
soldiers and sailors stood at present
arms, and Governor Hughes bared his
head when the music changed to "Co
lumbia, tho Gem of the Ocean."
"It has been my good fortune to wit
ness many beautiful scenes during
this celebration," said Governor
Hughes, "but this is the most beauti
ful of all."
MISS WANAMAKER WEDS.
Granddaughter of American Merchant
Becomes Countess de Heeren,
Paris, Oct. 5. Miss Fernanda Wan
amaker, daughter of Rodman Wana
maker and granddaughter of John
Wanamakcr, was married here to
Count Arthur de Heeren, son of Count
Heeren of Paris nnd Biarritz.
There were two ceremonies. Tht
first was in tho Catholic church of St,
Philippe du Roule, with full orches
tral accompaniment. This was follow
ed by n Protestant marriage service
nt the home of the bride, in the Ave
nue des Champs Elysees, where the
Rev. Alfred G. Mortimer of Phlladel
phla officiated. Henry White, thb
American ambassador, nnd the Mar
quis del Munj, the Spanish ambassa
dor, acted as witnesses.
After their honeymoon, which will
bo passed in Italy, the newly married
couple will take up their abode in
KISSES CAUSE DIVORCE SUIT.
Nebraska Farmer's Wife Balks at Ex
travagance In Osculation.
Trenton, N. J., Oct. 5. Airs. Henri
etta McGrew insists that there is a
limit to all tilings, even to the kisses
of her husband, John E. McGrew. As
a result of exceeding the limit she has
applied for a divorce, alleging that ho
has kissed and Insisted upon kissing
her until the cruelty stage has been
In her petition Mrs. McGrew says
that for six months she stood the kiss
ing without a murmur, supposing that
In time tho practice would be dropped
to a certain extent, but Instead of the
kisses becoming less they have become
She avers that while her husband
lias been spending his time kissing the
weeds have grown higher than the
wheat and the hay, and generally
things have gone to the bad.
At Chicago Chicago, 8; Pittsburg, 2.
Batteries Brown and Moran; Frock and
At New York New York, C: Philadel
phia, 5. Batteries Wlltse and Wilson;
Corridon and Dooln.
Second game New York, 9; Philadel
phia, 0 (forfeited to New York In fourth
Inning when score was 1 to 1, when Moren,
Knabe and Doolln refused to leavo the
Held at the order of Umpire Mullen).
At Brooklyn Boston, 4; Brooklyn, 2.
Batteries Curtis and Smith; Mclntyre,
Knetzer and Bergen.
Second game Brooklyn, 3; Boston, 1.
Batteries Dent and Marshall; Mattern
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
w. z.. P.c. w. L. P.c.
Fittsburg.108 42 .723 Phtla'phl72 78 .480
Chicago.. .101 48 .678 St. Louis. 01 89 .407
New York 91 69 .C07 Brooklyn. 53 90 .356
Cincinnati 77 74 .610 Boston.... 42 105 .288
ALBERT PULITZER A SUICIDE.
Brother of Owner of New York World
Ends Life In Vienna.
Vienna, Oct. 5. Albert Pulitzer, a
brother of Joseph Pulitzer, publisher
of the Now York World, committed
suicide in this city while suffering
from nervous breakdown.
Mr. Pulitzer made doubly Bure of
death, for ho first swallowed poison
and then, stnnding In front of a mir
ror, sent a bullet from a revolver
through his right temple.
Mr. Pulitzer was born In Nnko,
Hungary, In 1851. He went to Amer
ica In 1804 with .his brother Joseph
nnd afterward established the New
York Morning Journal, which be sold
Twin Lake IIouso Destroyed.
The Twin Lake House, owned bjr
Ernest Miller, situated about throo
miles from Narrowsburg, Just over
the line in Pike county, from Ber
lin township, was destroyed by firo
on Tuesday morning at G o'clock.
Loss ?1C,000; insured for $10,000.
Michael Lowe and Miss Kate
Rabbltt were married at St. John's
Catholic church at 12 o'clock yes
terday (Tuesday). The ceremony
was performed by Rev. Thomas M.
Hanley. The bride was attended by
Miss Anna McClemons, and Frank
Hesling was best man. -j-
Mrs. Jno. Congdon Is quite ill.
A good many strange faces aro
seen In town this week on account
of the fair.
Nearly half or 61 of the 137
pupils enrolled in the Honesdale
High school are non-resident.
Kathryn, tho eight-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Shirley Is 111 with diphtheria. Anti
toxin is being used as a final resort.
There will be a special and im
portant business meeting of the
members of Company E on Monday
evening, Oct. 11. Refreshments
will be served.
The Wayne Concrete Company
have engaged six out of town
masons to erect the double house of
Fred Rlckert and also the dwelling
of Mrs. Theresa Green.
Next Sunday will he rally day
at the Methodist church. A good
programme has been arranged.
Rally big and little, young and old,
Start the winter sessions with a
Dr. E. Downton and wife, of
Starrucca, accompanied by Mr. and
Mrs. J. D. Miller, Esq., of Thomp
son, made an automobile trip to
Honesdale and registered at the
Allen House on Sunday.
Honesdale streets have pre
sented an unusual sight for the past
few days; Droves of cows, bulls,
sheep -and wagon loads of Chickens, "
ducks, ' etc., havd monopolized Main"
street all on their way to the Fa'lr
A special train will leave Car
bondale on the D. & H., Oct. 5, 6,
and 7, at 11 o'clock a. m., and leavo
Honesdale at 7 p. m. The Erie will
also run specials on the same days
from Hawley, leaving there at 9 a.
m. and leaving Honesdale at 7:10
Charging 2 Be for a ride from
Honesdale to the Fair ground and
25c to return is very near highway
robbery and the Fair officials and
Honesdale authorities should refuse
to grant licenses to any one who will
not serve the public at a reasonable
price. Twenty-five cents for the
round trip is a fair price.
There was one of the old-fashioned
gravity runaways at Farvlew
Saturday afternoon. A train of six
flat cars loaded with terra cotta for
the new asylum got away from the
control of the crew, ran down a
steep incline and piled up at the
foot. The engineer, Jacobus, had
a narrow escape, and only saved his
life by jumping.
The fair this year will be a
hummer. Everything will be on a
bigger and better scale than ever.
Don't miss coming. Old Billy Fer
guson is making the biggest effort
of his life to have this Fair the
crowning event of his life, and
Emerson Gammell has had a high
pressure move on for months doing
things to bring about success.
On September 26th a barn of
A. E. Kellogg at Winwood was
burned. A. F. Keisey, who rents
the property, on October 2, notified
M. H. Davis, justice of tho peace,
that ho had found in the ruins a
number of bones which he believed
to be human bones. Mr. Davis, ac
companied by several others, visited
the place, and being unablo to de
termine whether the bones were
those of a human being called in
Dr. Merrlman who claimed that
they were. They were gathered up
and placed in the Doctor's care for
preservation and District Attorney
Simons was notified of the circum
stance. One of the lady boarders at the
Wayne Hotel was awakened from a
sound sleep on Sunday morning by
a voice which sounded as if It came
from under her bed. After gaining
sufficient composure and noticing
that the voice was not of a threaten
ing nature, she bounded out of bed
to investigate, when she discover
ed that the voice proceeded from the
room immediately below and belong
ed to a young minister who was get
ting ready to preach to his" people
and was rehearsing his sermon.
Andy Carnegie pays ?2,000 per year
to have one of New York's celebrat
ed organists awaken him with music
each morning at his home on Fifth
Avenue, but here's a case where tho
music of the human voice, in ser
monizing tones does the awakening