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HONBSDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1909.
Half of City of Key West
Laid In Ruins.
DAMAGE AT LEAST $3,000,000
State Troops Patrol Streets to Pre
vent Looting Many Houses and
Factories Blown Sown.
Many Lives Lost.
Key West, Fla., Oct 12. This city Is
a mass of wreckage as a result of a
West India hurricane which rushed up
from tho gulf. At least onc-hnlf of the
Island city Is In ruins, the proporty loss
being estimated as nt least $3,000,000.
Tho city Is In utter darkness owing
to tho disablement of tho electric light
plant, and the state troops are patrol
ling tho streets in order to prevent
looting. Tho city officers lmvo asked
tho United States to nllow the regular
troops to bo used as guards until order
It Is probable that many lives have
been lost, but as many wires are down
details are lacking. The property loss
Is appalling. Over ten of the largest
cigar factories are In ruins, among
them the Havana, American, Martinez
and Buy Lopez. Scores of horses were
killed, and their bodies cumber the
Several bank buildings were pnrtial
ly wrecked, the First National being
among them. Terrible havoc was
wrought on the shipping in the har
bor. There wore over a hundred ves
sels at anchor. Of those only a few are
left, the others being driven out to sea
or being enst on the beach.
The storm struck the city with full
force nnd raged for eight hours. At
times the wind blew eighty miles an
hour. Tho storm passed up the oast
coast, and It Is feared that the loss of
life has been great In that section.
There were many men working on
the Flagler east coast extension across
the Florida keys, nnd It Is feared that
many of them have been killed.
" Besides "tlieseveral'' score of resi
dences either totally wrecked or blown
from their pillars nine large cigar fac
tories were destroyed. The engine
houses of the city fire department
were destroyed, tho firemen narrowly
escaping, but several of tho horses be
ing killed. The top of the First Na
tional bank was blown off, the post-
office damaged, and buildings In tho
government coaling stations were
CYCLONE HAVOC IN CUBA.
Eleven Peroons Killed and More Than
$1,000,000 Damage Done.
Havana, Oct. 12. The most serious
cyclonu since tho big blow three years
ago struck Cuba, causing extensive
devastation through the whole west
ern portion of tho island. In the city
of Havana many minor buildings were
blown down or unroofed. Almost all
the trees were uprooted. Eleven per
sons were killed by falling buildings.
About fifty persons were Injured.
The greatest damage done was in
the harbor, where more than fifty
lighters, launches and small tugs were
either sunk or blown ashore.
The total damage in Havana and vi
cinity is estimated at more than $1,
000,000. Tho greatest individual loss
has been caused by tho destruction of
half the coal elevator conveyors of
tho Havana Coal company nt Casa
blanca, estimated at 200,000.
Communications with the interior of
the island have been interrupted ex
cept with parts of Havana and Plnar
del Bio provinces, In which the orange
and other fruit crops suffered severe
ly. Following heavy rains, the gale rap
idly increased In Intensity and reach
ed cyclonic proportions, the velocity
of the wind being about 120 miles an
hour. The storin continued with un
abated fury for six hours, after which
the rain was intermittent, with occa
sional heavy squalls.
All business was suspended, and
trolley tralllc censed In consequence
of tho government ordering the cut
ting off of nil electric power to avoid
dangor to life. Most of the govern
ment departments also were closed.
ASK TAFT TO STOP GAMBLING.
People of El Paio Want Him to 8ug
tjeit Reform nt Juarez to Diaz,
El Paso, Tex., Oct. 12. A petition
bearing over a thousand names of citi
zens of this town has been forwarded
to President Taft asking him to use his
Influence on President Diaz to havo
the Mexican government stop the plans
for a racing and gambling resort at
Juarez, Just across the line, that is
being constructed on a scalo calculated
to eclipse what Saratoga was In Its
COLUMBUS DAY HONORED.
Italians Parade In New York and Deo
orate Explorer's Statue.
New York, Oct. 12. Columbus day,
Which has been mado a legal holiday
In this state nnd In New Jersey, was
partially honored here. Not only were
banking institutions closed, but many
of the stores also. The public schools
had no sessions.
Columbus day Is now observed in'
Connecticut, Montana, Maryland nnd
Colorado, and efforts are being made
to recognize the day in Massachusetts,
Illinois and Louisiana.
There was a parade here by the Ital
ian societies, and the monument of Co
lumbus in Columbus circle was dec
orated. Tho line of march was up Fifth ave
nue to Fifty-ninth street, where the
parade was reviewed by Acting Mayor
McGowan, the Italian consul, the ad
miral of tho Italian fleet and others.
Tho parade then turned west on Fifty
ninth street to the Columbus statue,
where speeches wero made.
James E. March was grand marshal
of tho parade. About 20,000 men were
In line. Among tho marchers were
the Knights of Columbus, the Gari
baldi legion, tho Victor Emmanuel II.
corps, the Italian rifles and tho So
ciety of Chrlstofo Coluinbo.
TOO P00B TO BE A SENATOR.
Flint of California 8aya He'll Quit and
Try to Provide For Family.
Los Angeles, Cal., Oct. 12. Senator
Flint announces that when his present
term expires on March 4, 1011, he will
not be n candidate for re-election. He
has been traveling with President Taft
and mado the statement In discussing
the political outlook.
"If I were n rich man," said Sena
tor Flint, "I would like nothing better
than to remain in the senate. But 1
feel that I owe It to my family to get
out of politics and got a competency
while I nm nble. I enn retire now
from the senate and pick up a good
living, but If I waited until tho end of
another term before taking the step I
would probably bo too old.
"My associations In the senate are
very congenial Indeed. I have prac
tlcally no opposition for renomlnation,
and the solo reason for contemplating
retirement is the urgent necessity of
providing for my family."
CHINAMEN IN DEATH CHAIR.
Three o,f Them Electrocuted For Mur
der of a Countryman.
Boston, Oct. 12. Three Chinese mur
derers MIn Slug, Leong Gong nnd
Horn Woon were put to denth in the
electric chair at the state prison In
Charlestown this morning. It was tho
first time since the new method of ex
ecuting murderers was introduced into
this state that more than one person
had been electrocuted on the same day,
The three murderers died as Roman
Catholics, being baptized by the Kov,
Father Austin D. Malley, one of the
Horn Woon was the first to die, and
the others wero executed at intervals
of fourteen minutes. Leong Gong was
the last. All three met their fate with
CONFESSES KINRADE MURDER.
Man In London Says He Got $500 For
Killing Girl In Canada.
Ottawa, Oct. 12. The murder of
Ethel Klnrnde, the most sensational
perhaps in Canada's history, Is said to
be solved. A dispatch from London,
"Edward William Bedford gave him
self up to tho police here on confession
that he had murdered Ethel Kinrnde
by shooting at Hamilton, Ont, last
February at the instigation of another
man whoso name ho had forgotten, but
who gave him $300."
It will be remembered that tho po
lice mado uu attempt to force tho girl's
sister to confess the murder or nt least
some guilty knowledge of it.
BRITISH NAVY WAR COUNCIL.
Service Reformers Score a Point New
Mobilization Department Too.
London, Oct. 12. The admiralty an
nounces tho creation of a navy war
council. This is a move which has
long been advocated by naval reform'
The first lord of the admiralty will
preside over the council, nnd the other
morabers will bo the officers directing
the naval intelligence department, the
naval mobilization department and the
assistant secretary of the admiralty.
Tho mobilization department has
been formed especially to deal with
war plans and tho mobilization of war-
Bank Teller Pleads Guilty.
Trenton, N. J., Oct 12. Eugene It.
Wiltbank pleaded guilty in the United
States district court to embezzling
$7,710 from the Second National bank
of Atlantic City, of which he was for
merly note teller and bookkeeper. His
peculation covered a period of a year
and involved thirty notes ranging from
$10 to $250. He will bo sentenced noxt
Must Stay In Jail Forty
Days Pending Appeal.
DECLARES HE STILL HAS HOPE.
If United States Supreme Court
Does Not Release Him Presi
dent Taft Will Be Asked
New York, Oct. 12. Charles W.
Morso Is again In the same cell in the
Tombs which ho occupied for five
months Inst winter, tho United States
court of appeals having by a unani
mous decision donled him a new trial
and committed him to servo fifteen
years in tho federal prison at Atlanta,
Ga for fraud on tho National Hunk
of North Amerlcu, of which he was
The Judges on application of Morse'6
counsel granted a stay for forty days
pending a petition to the supreme
court of tho United States. Morse,
however, was committed without ball.
The convicted banker at once surren
dered and was driven to the Tombs.
There he was put In the snmo cell ho
had occupied nfter his conviction last
November.. His cell Is 712 on tho fifth
tier, the section devoted to federal
prisoners. His son Den ran up a few
minutes later and was at once admit
ted. Mr. Littleton said he would soon ask
tho court to admit Morse to ball pond
ing tho stay of forty days. The appli
cation will probably bo donled. DIs-
CHAKLES W. MOUSE.
trlct Attorney Wise said it was against
the practice and that he would oppose
As to whether or not the supreme
court will grunt a wjrlt of certiorari, it
was stated yesterday that not more
than between 10 and 15 per cent of
the applications for writs of certiorari
are granted. Cases in which they are
granted, It was said, must be of great
public importance, or they must in
volve an Interpretation of a statute or
they may be cases in which two cir
cuit courts of appeals havo held differ
ently. Morso said: "I have by no means
lost hope. I consider there Is a strong
probability that the highest court will
decide in my favor."
It was said at Mr. Littleton's office
that many bankers nnd financiers had
offered to sign a petition to President
Tnft for a pardon for Mr. Morso and
that such action would be token In
the event that the highest court de
cided against Morse.
Although Morso kept his nerve well
In tho face of tho serious setback to
his case, his wife, who was with him
when the. decision was rendered, broke
down and became hysterical.
While her husband was In the mar
shal's office Mrs. Morse, who had been
with him all day, came to tho door,
leaning on the arm of her stepson,
Harry Morse. Her face was swollen
with tears, and her voice was so chok
ed that sho could hardly speak. Nev
ertheless sho mado a brave effort.
"This was n terrible blow to us all,"
sho began. "We felt certain that Mr.
Morso would get a new trial, nnd the
doclslon came like n thunderbolt in our
faces. But wo have been reading the
decision over together, and we nil be
llevo that tho supremo court will not
agrco with Us findings.
"We havo great confidence in Mr.
Littleton and know that he will do all
that can bo done for my husband. Mr.
Morso took this blow as he has taken
all the others that have come ,to him
like a brave, munly man."
Here she stnrted sobbing so violent
ly mat sne could go no further.
The circuit court in giving its deci
sion in tho case used the following lan
guage: "Wo fully realize tho consequences
to tho defendant which must follow
an nmrnrdiicc of this Judgfne'nt, and
yet we cannot aoubt that he was giv
en a fair trial, and the verdict on the
fourteen counts was amply sustained
by tho proof. No unprejudiced person
can read the record without being con
ylneed that by tho defendant's procure
ment the bank bought Its own stock
nnd the stock of the Ice Securities
company, nnd by his procurement also
the entries In the bank book and in
the reports to tho comptroller as to
these transactions were so arranged ns
to conceal the truth and to record
transactions which in reality never
ATTACKED IN CEMETERY.
Daughter of a Newark Lawyer Drag
ged From Her Wheel by 8tranger.
Caldwell, N. J., Oct. 12. A daughter
of Lawyer Thomas C. Provost of
sBloomfleld and Forest avenues, Cald
well, Is seriously ill at her home as the
result of nn attack mado upon her In
& cemetery on Friday last.
Miss Provost, who is fourteen years
old, Is, with her twin sister, a student
In tho Cnldwoll high school. Sho left
tho high school grounds on a bicycle to
meet a schoolgirl friend who had gone
home to luncheon. Tho Caldwell cem
etery adjoins the school grounds on
tho south, and it was necessary for
Miss Provost to pass through tho bury
ing ground in order to reach her
When Miss Provost was about half
way through tho cemetery a man
stepped from behind a tombstone and,
seizing her about tho waist, dragged
her from her wheel. To silence her
screams he choked her into insensibil
ity. Ho was frightened away by other
school children coming nlong.
The country has been scoured for the
man, but he has not been cuught.
LIBEL SUIT "POLITICAL.'
Federal Judge So Remarks at Hearing
In Panama Canal Case,
ludianapolls, Ind., Oct. 12. That the
so called Panama libel case was "more
or. less of a political matter" was the
comment of Judge A. B. Anderson of
the United States court of this dis
trict at the close of argument in the
hearing of Charles It. AVllliams and
Delovan Smith, proprietors of the In
dlai upolls News, whom the govern
ment Is seeking to remove to the Dis
trict of Columbia for trial on the
cllarge of criminal libel.
The Judge said he wished not to give
an Impression that he had formed nn
opinion on the merits of the case, but
that he wished to point out the trend
of tho argument ns to whether or not
this was probable cause for indictment
of Williams and Smith by the federal
grand Jury of the District of Colum
bia for criminal libel In their having
published articles iutlimitlng that there
was n graft of ?2S,000,000 in the solo
of the Panama canal zone to the Unit
ed States by the French company.
HERESY ACCUSERS LOSE.
New York Presbytery Votes to Ordain
Rev. Archibald Black.
New York, Oct. 12. The New York
presbytery refused by tho rather close
vote of 40 to JJ3 to postpone until nfter
the meeting of tho synod tho ordina
tlon of tho Rev. Archibald Black as
pastor of the Bedford Park Presbyte
Tho sixteen clergymen who request
ed such postponement because of their
belief that the young Union Theolog
ical seminary graduate is a heretic
will carry their fight to the synod.
Two protests, each signed by the
sixteen, were read at the meeting. The
first document repeated the earlier
declaration of the signers that tho
presbytery hod erred in licensing Mr,
Black to preach. Tho second protest
put the cose even more strongly nnd
named John S. Steen nnd George A.
Fitch, Mr. Black's classmates at tho
Union Theological seminary, ns nlso
holding heretical views as to tho virgin
birth of Christ, his resurrection and
the raising of Lazarus.
GERMANY'S GREATEST SHIP.
Super-Dreadnought, Westphalen, Fast
er Than Contract Requirement.
Berlin, Oct. 12. Tho super-Dreadnought
Westphalen during her trial in
the North sea developed 24,000 horse
power and a speed of 20 knots an hour.
The contract with the builders called
for 20,000 horsepower and a speed of
CARNEGIE STEEL EXTENDS.
Company to Erect New Building For
Open Hearth Furnacei.
Pittsburg, Oct. 12. Tho Carnegie
Steel company has awarded a contract
for tho erection of a new steel building
to bo used for Its new open hearth
furnaces. Tho American Brldgo com
pany will begin the work nt once.
Tho contract calls for 1,500 tons of
steel nnd will be rolled at the Home
stead plant and finished at tho Am
brldgo plant of tho American Bridge
The new building will contain four
fifty-ton open hearth furnaces.
Legs of Murdered Woman
Severed With Saw.
SEARCH FOR REST OF HER BODY
Rural Mail Carrier Makes Discov
ery on Automobile Road Near
New Bedford Swamps to
Tiverton, R. I Oct. 12. Tho finding
of the severed legs of a woman in a
dress suit caso among some bushes in
an outlying section of this town this
afternoon brought to light what tho
authorities aro convinced is a case of
Tho discovery of a Now Bedford
newspaper of recent duto with tho
portions of the limbs in the suit case
Is regarded as the most Important clew
thus far obtained, indicating possibly
tho pluco of tho murder. The authori
ties are of tho opinion that tho wo
man was murdered in New Bedford;
that the legs were placed in the suit
case there and brought by team or au
tomobile to Tiverton.
According to tho medical examiner,
Dr. John Stlmson of Tiverton, the
murder was committed not more than
twelve or fifteen hours before the suit
case with its ghastly contents was
discovered. That a murder was com
mltted and that the cutting was not
done by the experienced hands of a
surgeon or by a medical student is
the verdict of the medical examiner,
who says that n common hand saw
was used to sever tho legs from the
The search for the other portions of
the body In the woods near the place
where the suit case was found was
continued by the police and citizens.
Should the search still be fruitless,
swamps in the neighborhood will be
The spot where the suit case was
found Is about twenty feet from the
edge of tho Bulgermnrsh -road ut a
point between 200 and 300 yards from
Bliss' Four Corners, in this town. It
is about eight mllos from New Bed
ford. Bulgormarsh road is much used
by nutomoblle parlies.
The locality was apparently well
suited for concealing the evidences of
a crime, and, according to people liv
ing in tho neighborhood, the body
might havo lain there for days undis
covered had not a rural letter carrier,
George Potter, chanced to go to the
spot. Potter was making his rounds,
passing along the road, when he no
ticed a little path leading from the
highway into the bushes.
He turned off momentarily to go a
short distance up the path and had
scarcely gone three paces from the
highway when ho came upon the suit
case. Only one-half of the case was
there, the cover being missing, nnd
exposed to the letter carrier's horri
fied view were three portions of hu
man legs partly wrapped In newspa
per. The medical examiner found that the
leg was twenty-six inches In length
nnd that the foot was about the size
for a No. 15 shoe, aud ho estimated
from these facts that tho woman (or
girl) was probably live foot three in
height nnd would weigh perhaps 120
Several portions of the New Bedford
Sunday Standard lay loose near the
suit case, and onu portion was loosely
wrapped about a section of leg. Tho
leg pieces were not all in the suit
caso, one lying near by. another part
ly resting on the side of the caso and
tho third within it. There wero no
Initials on tho case and no mark of
any kind by which Its ownership could
bo' traced. Tho material of tho caso
is strawboard covered with heavy
$1,000,000 PEACE MOVE.
Edwin Ginn Plans Business Organiza
tion to Suppress War.
Boston, Oct. 12. To promote the
cause of universal pence Edwin Glnn,
tho Boston publisher, has set aside
$1,000,000. For tho rest of his life Mr.
Glnn will contribute $50,000 nnnually
to the pcoce cause, and upon his death
tho $1,000,000 will become available.
Mr. Glnn has worked independently
of the professional peace advocates
and has not associated his project with
that of the platform peace workers.
"My aim is to unite tho business
men of the world in a great perma
nent association which shall havo for
its object the suppression of war," ho
said. "Until now men havo been or
ganized to kill one another, and this
organization shall aim to keep them
from this wholesale killing."
David Belasco 8oriously III.
New York, Oct. 12. David Belasco,
the playwright. Is seriously ill at hla
home hero with an attack of grip.
ACCUSES i STB.
Ivins Says Ji f Plotted
to Defeat ftHCing Law.
CHARGE AT HEARST MEETING.
Lawyer Declares He Is Aware of
Responsibility He Is Taking In
Attacking Member of Su
preme Court Bench.
New York, Oct. 12. Before an enor
mous audience at tho Hearst meeting
In Cnrncgle hall William M. Ivins, one
of tho foremost members of the New
York bar, assailed tho Judicial Integ
rity of Justice William J. Gaynor ot
tho supremo court, accusing him of
misconduct on tho bench. Mr. Ivins
made tho following charges:
That Justlco Gaynor conspired with
Senator McCarren nnd Eugene Wood,
representing racing interests, to nullify
tho antlgambling law.
That Justlco Gaynor mot McCarren
and Wood in the Hoffman Houso on
Juno 11, 1008, immediately after tho
passage of the bill by the legislature,
nnd conferred with them until 3 o'clock
In the morning.
That Justlco Gaynor told thorn the
law was unconstitutional.
That tho racing and gambling inter
ests attempted to frame up a test caso
to bring before Justice Gaynor.
That Assistant District Attorney El
der of Brooklyn fought the attempt.
That a test caso finally was got be
fore Justlco Gaynor, but Instead of re
lating to race track gambling It in
volved merely the betting of a box of
golf balls on a golf match.
That Justice Gaynor wrote an opin
ion in this case defining what consti
tutes a common gambler which will,
If It stands, Insure the acquittal of nil
the men arrested for race track gam
bling. That Charles H. Hyde, who was
Justice Gaynor's law partner, isliroth-or-In-law
of William Engcmaun, pres--ident
of the Brighton Beach track, and
all three are personal friends.
That the Commercial Trust compa
ny, tho president of which is Bobert
It. Moore, Tammany candidate for
comptroller, Is controlled by the the
atrical trust and Eugcue Wood and Is
tho financial backer of tho contracting
firm of Bradley, Gaffney & Steers,
which Is seeking subway contracts.
That Moore Is Gaynor's friend and
selection for office, while Gaffney is
partner of Boss Murphy. In addition,
the company's counsel Is Mlrabeau L.
Towns, who also Is counsel to Justice
In making these astonishing charges
Mr. Ivins said:
"I know the responsibility I am tak
ing. I know the man Is still on the
bench, and I am Inclined to believe ho
will have tho cowardice to decline this
nomination at the last moment and re
main on the benrh. In that case ho
will have opportunity to discipline mo
ns a member of tho bar for what I
say. hut I am willing to tnko tho dis
cipline." ON TRIAL FOR PATRICIDE.
Young Gray Tells on the Witness
Stand of Killing His Father.
Flomlngton, N. J., Oct. 12. William
II. Gray Is on trial here before Judge
Alfred Beed for tho murder of his fa
ther, John Gray, at Boseniont. There
were no eyewitnesses to the shooting.
Gray, testifying In his own behalf,
said that the trouble which led to the
shooting began when young Gray en
deavored to drive a cow Into the barn.
The father objected and threatened to
kill both himself nnd his mother. Gray
and his mother decided to leave home,
and the father attacked him by hurling
Young Gray testified that he fired
two shots, one of which caused death
within a few minutes. Ho said that
he fired low and did not mean to kill
his father, but meant only to stop his
advanco and protect himself.
CHINA GETS PRATAS ISLAND.
Nichizawa Gets $65,000, and Squabble
With Japan Is Ended.
Pekln, Oct. 12. China and Japan
have composed all their differences in
regard to Pratas island, between
Hongkong and the Philippines. An
agreement Just signed recognizes Chi
na's sovereignty over tho island.
Nichizawa, the Japanese who discov
ered nnd operated the resources of the
Island, will surrender all his factories
to China. Ho will receive $65,000 for
surrendering his rights.
Banker Charged With Misusing Mali.
uuicngo, Oct. 12. w". a. Hunt, onco
head of the Pan-American bank, waB
arrested by postofflco inspectors on a
warrant charging him with using the
malls to defraud.