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mw " V tC K- C C V m V K" tC K IttlCtt J Scml-Wfekly Founded? k 1908 2 Weekly Founded, 1844 J Wayne County Organ of the fc REPUBLICAN PARTY 66th YEAR. HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1909. NO. 83 I, 1 nnmTnirrTimr iz rrnn ulll u l Reconsiders His Resolve to Remain Silent. TO BE DINED BY ARCTIC CLUB Ho Submits Complete Records of His Trip to North Pole to National Geographical Soeiety In Washington. New York, Oct 10. Commander Robert E. Peary has reconsidered the resolve he made upon his return to civ ilization not to appear In public until after the controversy between Dr. Cook and himself should be settled. Ho finds, so a close friend and ad viser of his says, that adherence to his original lntontlon has thrown hlra di rectly under the dictation of Dr. Cook, who has postponed the submission of his polar data until next summer and by so doing hns postponed until that date the settlement of the question that Peary urges upon the Immediate attention of a scientific board of refer ees. Commander Peary takes the position that his submission of records and ob servations made on his successful dash to the pole to the board of managers of the National Geographical society In Washington, being the only course left open to him by Cook's delay, ab solves him from further adherence to his determination of reticence. These complete records ho has placed In the hands of the geographical society's managers. The first public appearance that Pea 'ry will make will bo as the ?uest of the Peary Arctic club at a club dinner tendered in his honor here. Hereto fore the club has always greeted the commander upon his return by giving him such n dinner, but because of his desire not to bo made the object of any honoring functions upon his last return this event had been postponed. Several geographical societies of note, especially the Royal Geographical society of London and the Royal Scot tish Geographical society of Edin burgh, have sent pressing invitations to Peary to lecture bofore them, and these he has now accepted. The commander has as yet made no definite plans for a lecture tour through this country, but ho will ac cept Invitations after the geographical societies, whose Invitations carry rec ognltlon of much weight In the scien tific world, have heard him. $1,000,000 FOR WOMEN'S WAR Lady Cook Says She Will Spend For tune In Suffrage Crusade. New York, Oct. 10. Lady Francis Cook, arriving from London to prepare plans for a big suffragette campaign hero this winter, was mot by a hun dred women from the National Pro- igresslve Woman's Suffrage union, who gave licr an enthusiastic welcome. Lady Cook said that she had spent forty years of her life In tho cause and expected to see the great point gained tills winter. She said she was willing to spend tho remainder of her fortune as well as the remainder of her life In tho cause and would shortly bring over $1,000,000 or more to spend In tho movement. She said she would place tho money with a prominent firm of bankers here. Lady Cook will also visit Washing ton in the near future for the purpose of seeing President Taft to Induce him to urge congress to give women the right to vote. POET BLAMES ROOSEVELT. Joaquin Miller Says His Strenuous Theory Leads to All Kinds of Crime. San Francisco, Oct. 10. Joaquin Miller, the poet of tiie Sierras, in an address to San Quentia prison con victs declared that President Roose velt and his policy of strenuous life are responsible for more evils nnd crime In this country than any other cause. After warning the convicts against the evils of lying Miller said: "Thero is something wrong with the way peoplo In this country live. They aro too strenuous, too active, too high ly aroused. "Roosevelt as head of this great na tion pushed people into all sorts of crlmo. His strenuous theory of life is crlmoful. He has infected us with a sort of Insane activity. America's madness is energy. It, is a mania pe culiar to us, and Roosevelt is responsi ble for much of it." Operation on Gabrllowltsch. Now York, Oct. 10. Osslp Gabrllo wltsch, the pianist and husband of Miss Clara Clemens, whoso bridal trip was interrupted by appendicitis, was operated upon here by Dr. Frank Hart ley, and his recovery is expected. EVIDENCE AGAINST "DR." HILL Police Say They Are Tightening Meshes Around Murder 8uspeot. Providence, R. I., Oct. 10. The po lice of Fall River say they are tighten ing a net of cvldenco about "Dr." Frank Hill, charged with the murder of Amelia St. Jean. A new piece of evidence against Hill developed when a newsdealer who lives near where the parts of the body were found said that a week ago last Sunday morning in company with a friend he was boating on Stafford pond, and when about fifteen feot from the shore they were startled by hearing a rustling in tho underbrush near the edge of tho pond. They stopped the boat and saw tho figure of a man break through the bushes which fringe the pond. Tho man was carrying a market basket in his arms, but as soon as he saw tho men in the boat he turned and dashed back into the brush. The newsdealer said that the man was within sight long enough to recognize him as Hill. A box found on a farm and supposed to have been used for carrying the body of the slain girl was identified by nn Italian as one he had seen in Hill's place. ROOSEVELT'S LITE SAVED. a Former President Has a Narrow Es cape In African Jungle. Nairobi, British East Africa, Oct 10. Mr. Croswell, a government engi neer in the public works department, brings word that ex-President Roose velt had n very narrow escape when shooting his first elephant bull. When shooting elephants it is often necessary to creep Into the herd and shoot the selected bull at a range of fifteen to thirty yards. Mr. Roosevelt, accompanied by Mr. Cunuinghame, the big game hunter nnd guide, followed this procedure and killed his elephant at the second shot. Suddenly, before Mr. Roosevelt could reload, another elephant bull charged him at close range from tho herd. Roth Mr. Cunuinghame and Mr. Roose velt got behind trees, and Mr. Cun ninghamc turned the bull from Mr. Roosevelt just lu time. Other reliable sources confirm the account of Mr. Roosevelt's narrow es cape. NO SIGN OF FOUL PLAY. Mr. Buchanan's Death In London Due ! to a Stroke of Apoplexy. ! London, Oct. 10. The body of Wll-! Ham I. Buchanan, former minister to Panama and special commissioner to Venezuela, who died suddenly in this city, will be shipped to the United States. The Inquest will be held to morrow. The police state that the circum stances surrounding Mr, Buchanan's death absolutely exclude the Idea of foul play. The autopsy resulted in showing that Mr. Buchanan's death was duo to a stroke of apoplexy. NO TARIFF DEAL FOR FRANCE Negotiations to Prolong Present Rates Fail Maximum Threatened. Paris, Oct. 10. The negotiations be tween France and the United States for the prolongation of the present tar iff arrangements have failed. Franco, believing that the failure Is definite, is preparing a decree applying tho maximum tariff on American goods after Nov. 1. MOORS RESUME FIGHTING. They Have Received Re-enforcements and Now Take the Offensive. Melllla, Oct. 10. After several days of quiet the RifC war has been resum ed, The Moors, in nowise depressed by their past defeats, have received re-enforceiiients from the interior and are taking the offensive. A sharp skirmish lias occurred near here, and the Spanish artillery caused serious loss to tho Moors. Two Span ish officers and threo soldiers were killed and 120 wore wounded. The warships Carlos V. and Admiral Pinzou have sailed to bombard the Tres Forcas Coast. ITALY PREPARES FOR CZAR. Russian Anarchists Caged at San Re mo Mascagni Commandeered. Rome, Oct. 10. Three Russians have been arrested at San Remo at tho house of the anarchist Cappa. The latter escaped, but It is stated that a number of compromising documents were seized by the authorities. King Victor Emmanuel has invited Pietro Mascagni to conduct a concert at the Palace of Racconigl in honor of tho coming visit of the czar. Vanderbilt Closing Racing Stable. Paris, Oct. 10. W. K. Vanderbilt has closed his racing stnble until tho end of tho year. Duke, his trainer, will go to Now York. Weather Probabilities. Fair; cooler; moderate north northwest winds. to UTHmjBIAL Frank Wbrk's Daughter Ac cuses Two Women. ONE KEEPS OUT OF THE WAY, Husband Denies His Guilt Evi dence Offered of His Ride In a Taxicab With One of the Corespondents. Now York, Oct 10. The suit brought by Mrs. Frances Work Batonyl for an absolute divorce from Aurel Batonyl Is n trial here before Justice O'Gorman and a jury in the supreme court. At the opening of the trial Mr. 01 cott, counsel for Mrs. Batonyl, an nounced that of the four women named in the amended complaint two, Esther Leigh or Lee and Nellie Shake speare, had been eliminated, leaving the allegations standing against Luclle Brabant or Brevalne, whose true name is Beatrice Dreyfuss, and Margaret I Allen, known nlso as Mrs. Lawrence. Mr. Olcott told tho jury that much of the evidence against Batonyl was cir cumstantial, but he thought It was conclusive of Ratonyi's misconduct with Margaret Allen and Beatrice Bre valne. He said that the allegations concerning Mrs. Margaret Allen con cern Batonyl's visit to her on the night of Dec. 19, 1007, when the man with whom she Is living as her husband was away. Tho alleged misconduct MRS. FRANCES BATONYL with Beatrice Brevalne occurred, he said, on tho night of March 4 and 5, 1008, wlille the two were riding In a laxieab. Eugene Areouet, tho taxicab driver, testified that after Batonyl hired his cab he ordered it to go to the St. Re gis. Later Ratonyi told him to go to a houso In West Forty-seventh street to find a woman who would be waiting there. lie found her In tho vestibule, he said, nnd took her to the cab and saw her get in. Batonyl -was not In side then, and he had to bunt for him. Ho told of driving up to One Hundred and Ninety-fifth street and back and said that the only stop was at a drug store, where the occupants got out. George F. Smith, a druggist, testified that Batonyl came into tho store on March 4. VMS, and got a glass of vichy with aromatic spirits of ammo nia. Just as Batonyl was leaving the store to take the vichy and ammonia to some oflo outside a young woman entered, and Batonyl said: " liy did you come in hero? I wns going to take this out to you." "Tho young woman's hair was com ing down on mm side and over her forehead," continued tho witness, "and she was trying to put it back. She asked for some hairpins, but wo did not sell them. Then she drank the vichy and ammonia." When they got back into tho taxicab the druggist noticed that the curtain was drawn to cover tho glass. Mrs. Shakespeare, a stout woman, with reddish hair, said that she was with. Beatrice Bromine on March 4 when Batonyl called Miss Brevalne on tho telephone. Miss Brevalne ask ed the witness to put her ear up to the receiver. Batonyl then asked If she would keep her appointment to go out with him. Miss Brevalne asked Batonyl if ho intended to take her to a hotel. Batonyl replied that a taxi cab would do just as well. Miss Bre valne agreed. Harry A. Swinton nnd Adam F. Haupt, private detectives, told of watching the house on Central Park West, where Margaret Allen lived. They said they were thero on Dec. 10, 1907, from 7:a0 a. in. to 12:30 a. m. the next morning. They saw Batonyl go in at 7:15 p. m., but ho hadn't como out when they left. Clarence Bambry, the negro elevator runner in the house, testified that he took Batonyl up to Miss Allen's rooms on tho third floor ' ' that night and that ho didn't see Ba tonyl go away before late that night. Justice O'Gorman denied a motion to dismiss tho complaint, and Mr. Moss then said that Mr. Batonyl would deny absolutely all the testimony against him. BRITISH AERO FLIGHTS. Successful Opening of Aviation Com petition at Blackpool, Blackpool, England, Oct. 10. Eng land's great aviation meeting opened here, with twenty-one flying machines ontcrcd. The meeting will continue a week. Of the twenty-one entries sev en aro French. The English entrants include Mr. Parkinson, a Blackpool councilman, with a Blerlot machine. A hundred thousand spectators as sembled to witness the flights. Paul hau and Farmau opened the proceed ings by completing n circuit the for mer going at the rate of forty miles an hour. The latter flew about fifty yards. In the speed competition Farman made a magnificent flight of seventeen and a half miles. He flew like a bird around and around the course. Rou gler also made one of the most suc cessful flights. He beat Farman's dis tance and covered twenty miles before descending. WRIGHT MAKES SIX FLIGHTS. Ho Lets Lieuts. Lahm and Humphreys Assume Control of Biplane. College Park, Md., Oct. 10. Wilbur Wright resigned the reins of authority at tho College Park school of aeronau tics and permitted Lieutenants Frank P. Lahm and F. E. Humphreys of the signal corps to' assume practically complete supervision of the operation of the biplane for the first time since the trials. Roth pupils showed ability as bi plane operators, and Lieutenant Hum I phreys during one of the flights manip i ulatcd the Wright machine with a skill that won the knowing ones present. ! Mr. Wright made six (lights. On I threo of them he took with him Lieu I tenant Humphreys, and on the other Lieutenant Lahm was the passenger. FLIES AROUND EIFFEL TOWER Lambert Performs an Exploit, Starting From Juvisy Aviation Grounds. Juvisy, Franco, Oct. 10. Aviator Lambert made an ascent hero In a Wright biplane, nnd after going once around the track he rose to a height of 100 yards and started in tho direction of Paris. Arriving there, Lambert sailed around tho Eiffel tower and passed over the Place St. Michael, no then started on his return here. There wns a serious accident here when Blanc's aeroplane fell into a crowd and injured several women. RIZZ0 ON TRIAL FOR MURDER Mother end Aunt of Ono of Child Vic tims Attack Him In Court. Utica. N. Y Oct. 10. With twelve jurors In the box the trial of Theodore Rlzzo, accused of the murder of Theresa Proeoplo and Ferdinandino Infusino nnd the wounding of Fannie Iufusino began hero today, Tiie district attorney, in addition to the confession Rizzo is alleged to have made, claims to have a complete case against tho prisoner. There was a melodramatic incident when Mrs. Raeffalo Proeoplo, the mother of ono of the murdered chil dren, came In, followed by her hus band's sister, Mrs. Peter Bouatza, each bearing an infant in arms. Suddenly, with a scream, Mrs. Pro eoplo darted at Rim) full tilt and laud ed a blow on IMzzo's face. Sergeant Corrou thought sho had a knife and seized her. She broke from liini and would have been at Rizzo again, only tills time Chief of Police Bropliy was between them. Mrs. Ronntza then darted at Rlzzo and belabored him with her fists. Tho woman was subdued with dillleulty. JURY ACQUITS WOMAN. Mr Buzalski Not Guilty of Murder of Girl by Poison. Lockport, N. Y Oct. 10. Tho jury In the case of Mrs. Blanche Buzalski of Niagara Falls, indicted for murder in tho first degree and charged with ad ministering poison to Sophia Kamln ski, roturned a verdict of not guilty after being out three hours. Mrs. Buzalski received tho news of her acquittal with a smile of joy. Her husband clasped her in his arms nnd kissed her. Her attorney thanked each juryman. The prosecution claimed Mrs. Buzal ski, who conducted an employment agency for girls, got Sophia Knmlnski a position, had her llfo insured nnd gave her fifty grains of arsenic, from which tho girl died. Five Years For Bank Teller Trenton, N. J., Oct. 10. Eugene R. Wlltbank, teller of tho Second Nation al bank of Atlantic City, was sen tenced in tho United States district court hero to five years In tho peniten tiary at Atlanta for tho embezzlement of $7,500, Ho pleaded guilty. AT1I. Men Swear Mrs. Treat Pop ped the Question Often. FINALLY WED YALE BOY OF 21 Youthful Husband and Elderly Bride Listen In Court In Suit to Have Guardian Appoint ed For Her Estate. Hartford, Conn., Oct 10. Although her sorenty-one years have ripened her to a certain degree, Mrs. Luclnda Treat Godard is no older than she feels, as was made plain in court here before Judge Waldo Marvin. The testimony went to prove that tho coquettish Mrs. Godard had exer cised the right of every woman to change her mind, to plant and trans plant her affections, until last month, when she married Charles R. Godard, twenty-one years old, u junior at the Yale University Law school. Mrs. Godard's son, Edwin Treat head of a fire Insurance company and old enough to be her husband's father, asked the court to make him guardian of his mother's estate, alleging that she Is In danger of wasting her for tune because of mental and physical infirmities due to advanced age. Mrs. Godard retorts that she is per fectly capable of managing her own affairs and that her son and his wife yearn for her money. Miss Hazel May Cox, formerly Mr. Treat's stenographer, testified that Mrs. Godard shortly before her wed ding behaved in a very girlish way and simpered when she tried to coax Miss Cox to Introduce her to some of her "young gentlemen friends." "Mrs. Godard rode on my car," Charles W. Thrall, a trolley conductor, swore. "She had so much powder on her face that when she scratched her check her fingers left furrows In the powder." The boss painter who had the con tract to paint Mrs. Godard's house last summer testified that she paid so many attentions to his painters that they lost time and he lost $10.50 on the contract. "Mrs. Treat wanted to marry me last summer," swore John .D. Mnllender, a paperhanger. "I told her there was nothing doing; that I had a wife and children. She said she would get a di vorce for mo and give me all her prop erty. Before the painters sho kissed mo nnd told them she loved mo." Mrs. Annie .T. Welch, a neighbor of Mrs. Godard. testified that Godard, the youthful suitor, called at her house, and the conversation turned to the then Mrs. Treat. Godard laughed and said: "Oh, you mean that funny old woman around the corner? I've been there twice, and I guess I could marry her and havo plenty of money when I get out of college to marry a young girl." "I was at Mrs. Treat's house one day when sho put her arm around me and made mo sit on a sofa beside her," swore narold Chamberlain, a good looking lad of twenty. "Then she pro posed that wo get married the next week. I told my folks about it, and they scolded me and told mo never to go thero again. So I didn't." Godard and his bride sat side by side in court. He took many notes; she helped. The case was adjourned until next Monday. Godard met his mature spouse when he was selling stockings to support himself while studying law. He is un der .$1,000 ball charged with perjury based on the allegation that lie told tho clerk in the marriage license bureau here that his brido was thirty-six. KAISER THANKS NEW YORK. Gives Ambassador a Message Relative to Welcomo to His Ships. Berlin, Oct. 1!). Count von Bern storff, German ambassador to the Unit ed States, was received in audience by tho kaiser at Potsdam. Tho knlscr Intrusted the count with a message to bo delivered to Presi dent Taft when ho reaches Washing ton. In the message the kaiser ex presses his thanks at the reception tendered Admiral von Koester during his stay iu New York at the Hudson Fultou celebration. Aviator Falls In Berlin. Berlin, Oct. 10. Aviator Kclndel, fly ing in a Wright machine, fell from a height of tpn meters here. He was slightly injured, and his machine was smashed. Griffith Defeats Kid Ash. Cincinnati, Oct. 10. Billy Griffith defeated Kid Ash in a ten round go be fore the Clifton Athletic club here. It was one of the best contests seen here in years. PROPOSED WOMAN'S Si ETON FOUND. Discovery by Woods P Fnyvlllfr, N. -ton of a woma' woods botweei points to n mui Coroner Sava In Long Island to Murder. 2t. 10. The skele nd by boys in the mtwood and Islip iiystery. of the opinion that a the woods for at 'the body had lui5 least a year. From remnants of cloth ing and a pair of shoes the coroner In ferred that the woman's attire was of fine quality. Around the neck of the skeleton was a pearl pendant necklace, and an auto mobile veil found near bore in em broidered letters the name Schwartz. On the left wrist was a gold and pcaEt bracelet The finding of the skeleton recalls a story told last Thanksgiving day by a woman living on the Brentwood roai that she heard in tho night the screams of a woman in distress and that the cries for help came apparently from an automobile which passed. Several persons living near Oakdalo reported having heard the. cries of distress. A theory of the police is that the girl was the missing fiancee of Gus tavo Schwartz, now in Rlverhead Jail under indictment for the murder of Irving J. Nelson of Central Isllp. TAFT TO HUNT WILDCATS. Varied Diversions For President on Hi Brother's Texas Ranch. Gregory, Tex., Oct. 10. A wildcat hunt, a dny's tarpou fishing, motor boating aud automoblllng, jack rab bit chasing and golf are a few of the diversions lu which President Taft is expected to Indulge iu the course of his four days' rest at his brother's big ranch here. Tho president Is dctcrmlucd to de vote the next four days to having a good time. At tho Charles P. Taft ranch the president will be among those who ap preciate his need of rest and recrea tion. No local committeemen will be allowed within the precincts of the 100,000 acre ranch. ' The Taft ranch fronts on three bays of the gulf. It Is devoted largely to cattle raising. The president's brother has provided a big strong horse for ids guest, and the president will do considerable riding. They do their wildcat hunting along about dusk, when the creatures ven ture from tho woods in search of prey. Charles P. Taft has several fine hounds trained for wildcats, and local hunters assure the president that he will have great sport. MEAT TO BE DEARER. Packers In Convention Say That Prices Never Can Go Lower. Chicago, Oct. 10. Prices of meat to the people throughout the United States will soon take another jump up ward, according to action taken by nearly a thousand packers In conven tion here. "Prices now aro higher than they have been for years," the committee reports. "Prices never can go lower and In all probability must go up. "There is little chance for the de crease In live stock prices, and if they continue to go up it will lie necessary to charge more for meat. "Tho prices of live stock foodstuffs have been extremely high throughout tho year," the report continued, "nnd this consequently has resulted In tho Increased cost of production to feeders nnd raisers. It follows that the cost to us is increased, which means that we must charge more. The wholesalers and retailers cannot afford to pay the loss, and It consequently falls on tho public, tho consumer. "It is not anything that this associa tion has control over. It merely Is a question of supply nnd demand." MRS. FR0HMAN FILUS SUIT. Margaret lllington Asks Divorce From Theatrical Manager. Reno, Nov., Oct. 10. Margaret llling ton has filed suit for divorce from Daniel Frohnian In the district court here, giving as causo his failure to provide for her support during tho last two years. No alimony Is demanded. Tho ac tress has been In Reno nearly a year, going out only for early morning walks or horseback rides. Sho has gained llesli and looks very healthy. It Is not thought that Mr. Frohnian will make any contest. GAYNOR'S SUCCESSOR. Two Supreme Court Justices Confer With Governor Hughes. Albany, N. Y., Oct. 10. Supremo Court Justieo Abel E. Blackmar of Brooklyn and Supremo Court Justice John Woodward, who Is a member of the Brooklyn appellate division, had talks with Governor Hughes here. Although the governor has announc ed ho will not fill the Gaynor vacancy on the supremo court bench or In tho Brooklyn appellate division until after election, these two supremo court Jus tices discussed the situation with tho covcruor.