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if p ip if if $c r jc it jr ic r ic tc Semi-Weekly Founded k 1908 3 fc Weekly Founded, 1844 P P IP IP P IP IP IP IP IP K IP IP l P IT K Wayne County Organ J6 of the REPUBLICAN PARTY J J 0 J . J & Jt & jt Jl J6 i2 HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, O0T0BER-fS, 1909. 66th YEAB. NO. 87 c WILL CALL MORSE Tombs Prisoner Must Testi fy at Ice Trust Trial. URAINS BEHINDGGRPORATION" deputy Attorney General Says Con vioted Magnate Used the Com pany's Officers as His Dum mies and Puppets. New York, Oct. 20. When the trial of the American Ice company on charges of creating a mouopoly in the ice business In violation of the Don- nolly antitrust law was continued be fore Justleo Wheeler in the criminal branch of the supreme court the prose cution began a line of questioning In tended to show the relation which Charles W. Morso held to the compa ny at its beginning. Tho questions concerning Morso were led" up to by the Introduction In evidence of many bills of sale of inde pendent companies to the American Ice company. One of these dated Dec. 24, 1S1)8, recorded the delivery by Charles W. Morse and William II. Gcishcncn of several New York city Jce companies to tho corporation. The price was $5"0000. The customers who had formerly bought ice of these independent ice companies numbered about 2,000. Another transaction involved a doz en independents in New York whose property was valued at $2,775,000. These companies supplied 10,000 cus tomers. These latter sales were re corded as having been made by 1. O. Blake, by the Crystal Ice company and by that concern, which the prosecution maintains was an agent of the Ameri can Ice company, to the latter com pany. A. C. Sprague, tho clerk of the Knickerbocker Steam Towing compa ny of Bath, Me., to whom $15,000,000 was given for some purpose unrevenl ed in the books of the American Ice company, came in for a share of atten tion. Sprague is dead, and tho minutes of the meeting nfthjjJ)o.iir1-j?f..dIrectnrs at which" the' transaction was consid ered have been lost. Mr. Osborne in troduced in evidence documents which showed that Sprague purchased many properties and turned theni over to the American Ice company. John R. Bennett, secretary of the ice company, was asked, "Is It not n fact that with your knowledge and approval Charles W. Morse took charge of the assets of the American Ice company?" Mr. Bennett replied that in view of the large Held of the American Ice company's business he couldn't nn swer accurately. lie was asked If Morse hadn't taken under his control a part of the corporation's assets. Mr. Bennett said that lie couldn't answer in the absence of the records, which are lost. In reply to Mr. Stauchflcld's renew ed objection Deputy Attorney General Osborne said: "I intend to show that Morse was the intellect and brains be hind the corporation and that he used others as dummies and puppies. It is not material that his name was not recorded in the minutes of the cor-, poratiou. If we can prove that ho performed all the executive acts, then any statement or act of his is ma terial. "I can prove that Morse attended every meeting of tho board of direc tors and performed substantially all tho acts of president or general man ager. Morse told them what to do and they did what ho told them." Morse will bo called to testify to morrow, and the deputy attorney gen eral says ho will have to testify as to the acts hidden by the theft of the company's minute books. BANK CASHIER KILLS HIMSELF Shoots Himself In Vault After Hand ing Depositor Some Money. Flushing, N. Y., Oct. 20.-Henry C. Carpenter, cashier of the Queens County Savings bank here, went into tho bank vault and, placing tho muz zle of n revolver in his mouth, fired a shot into his brain and dropped dead. He had just previously handed over a large sum to a woman depositor. Both the bank officials and the fam ily of the dead man were unable to ascribe a motive for the deed. Ac cording to President Franklin, the state bank examiner two weeks ago found tho affairs of the Institution In a flourishing condition and everything correct. The bank's deposits amount to $2,200,000, and the surplus Is $150, 000. President Franklin said that the cashier's accounts were correct. Weather Probabilities. Fair; warmer; moderate variable VrlnOs. GAYNOR SUES THE WORLD. Asks $100,000 Damages For Alleged Libel In Brisbane Article. Now York, Oct. 20. William J. Gay nor, Democratic candidate for mayor, has begun suit against the Now York World for $100,000 damages for alleged libel. The complaint Is based on an article written by Arthur Brisbane, In which the writer describes the proceedings involving the appointment by Judge Morschauser of Poughkcepslc of Ru dolph Block ns an aqueduct commis sioner. Block was then under contract as an editor to William Randolph Hearst. CZAR'S VISIT TO ITALY ENDS. He Talked With King Victor Emman uel on the Balkan Question. Racconlgl, Oct. 2(1. The czar has left here on his hoinoward journey, and a semlotllclal communique is giv en out by M. Isvolsks. Russian min ister of foreign affairs, and Slgnor Tlttonl, tho Italian foreign minister, as to his meeting with King Victor Em manuel. It was enlled forth by specu lation as to the object of the czar's visit and Its effect on the affairs of Europe. Thu communique snys the meeting of Emperor Nicholas and King Victor MINISTER ISVOLSKY. Emmanuel was marked by great cor diality. This was shown particular ly by the toasts at tho banquet, which emphasized not only the personal sen timents uniting tho sovereigns, but also the complete Identity of tho Inter ests and views of tho two govern ments. The Interviews between Isvolsky and Tlttonl, the communique says, re lated particularly to the Balkan ques tion. It was shown that in this mat ter the Russian and Italian govern ments have tho same objects namely, the strengthening of the present status quo in Turkey nnd tho independence and normal pacific development of the Balkan states. Tho understanding therefore, It Is added, cannot provoke any mistrust whatever nnd will certainly be wel comed by all the powers as a strong factor In the preservation of peace. Market Reports. BUTTER Steady to firm; receipts, G.027 packages; creamery, specials, 32a32v4c.; extras, SlaSl'fcc; thirds to firsts, 2GVa30c; state dairy, common to finest, !Sa31c: process, firsts to specials, 2Ca2Sc; west ern, factory, seconds to llrsts, 21a2Jc. ; lm ltntlon creamery, 2Ca27c. CHEESE Firm; receipts, 1,433 boxes; state, new, full cream, special, IG'iaU'ic.; September, fancy, lGlic ; October, best, laYic; common to good, isualS'ic. ; slums, full to specials, Gal4c. POTATOES Steady; Maine, per sack, $1.25al,75; state and western, t.50al.75; Jersey, jl.E0al.87; sweets, Jersey, No. 1, per basket, COaSOc; southern, per bbl Jlal.50. EGGS Strong; receipts, 7,709 cases; state, Pennsylvania and nearby, hennery, white. 42a4Gc: gathered, white, 2Sa40c, hennery, brown and mixed, fancy, 34aS7c; gathered, brown, fair to prime, 2Sa32c.j western, extra firsts, 28a29',c;; firsts, 2Ga 2714c.: seconds, 24aI5i4c.;- refrigerator ape clal marks, fancy, 25V4a2Gc; firsts, 24&a 25c. LIVE POULTRY Weak; prices unset- t ed. DRESSED POULTRY Weak; broilers, nearby, fancy, squab, per pair, 4OaG0c: 3 lbs. to pair, per lb., 20a25c; western, dry picked, milk led, ac; corn iea, no,; scalded, 15al6c; roasting chickens, near by, fancy, 21a26c; western, milk fed, fan cy, 19c; corn red, fancy, ioc; mixea weight chickens, nearby, fan' y, 16a22c.: western, milk- fed, 16c; wrjtern, dry picked, corn lea, average pes1, lavtaiic: scalded, average best, 13al4c; Michigan, scalded, average best, 14V4c; Ohio scald ed, average best. 14al4V&c: poor, llaizc.; fowls, dry picked, boxes, 48 lbs. and over to doz., lGVlc; 30 to 45 lbs. to doz., 14a loHc: iced, dry picked, average test, jac; scalded, average best, 14c; old roosters, lie; spring ducks, nearby, 19a20c; west ern, 10al4c.; squabs, white, per doz., 12.26a PIGS Country dressed pigs, 10al2c. M'CARREN'S FUNERAL. New York's Mayor and Tammany Leader Murphy Among Mourners. Now York, Oct. 2G. The funeral to day of State Senator Patrick H. Mc Carren was the biggest and most Im pressive ever seen here. So grent was the tltrong that '!00 policemen, mount ed and on foot, were required to keep tho crowd from blocking the streets near the1 homo of tho senator's mother in Bergen street and at tho Church of St. Vincent do Paul. Leader Charles P. Murphy nnd for mer Justice William J. Gaynor were among the mourners, and the pall bearers Included Mayor McClollan, Comptroller Metz, City Chamberlain James J. Martin, Senator Thomas P. Grady, Senator John Raines, former Mayor Hugh J. Grant, Supreme Court Justices Almet P. Jenks nnd Luke D. Stnpleton, Anthony N. Brady and for mer Senntor William II. Reynolds. In tho funeral procession were dele gations from the New York state legis lature, Kings county Democratic gen eral committee, Tannnnny Hall gen eral committee, Seymour club, Benev olent Order of Elks, Prntemal Order of Eagles, Knights of Columbus nnd Poresters of America. The Rev. Thomas E. Carroll, pastor of the church, was tho celebrant of the requiem mass; tho Rev. John T. Woods, deacon; the Rev. Prancls Lu deke, subdeacon, and tho Rev. John Pl.vnn. master of ceremonies. The Rev. Edward McCarty of St. Angus tine's church delivered the eulogy. $75,000 FOR BIG FIGHT. James J. Jeffries Receives Offer From Club Vi San Francisco. Now York, Oct. 20. Sid Hester, a San Fruncbeo light promoter, has made a bid for the proposed Joffries .Tchnson battle that will receive seri ous attention. Hester, who runs the Mission Athletic club in the earth quake city, telegraphed Jeffries that ho would hang up a guaranteed purse of $75,000, or the men could take 70 per cent of tho gross receipts, also 50 per cent of tho moving picture privi lege for n bout of from twenty to n hundred rounds. Hester also stated that the pugilists . could select tho date and that he would post $25,000 tho day articles are signed, the balance, $50,000, to be posted one month before the battle. !., ,. . . , , ,. , ,,,, tii i.i . i ... il Prom photo taken before he shaved off Uion Jeffries read tho telegram he. hls nluatache wnen arrcst wns lmml. said: , -J ncnt. "The Mission club is one of the most , substantial in the country, nnd any- thing Hester says he'll do can be re-1 aide's death lied upon. At present It is simply a Vlnay 'he "broke down, nnd tho con question of getting Johnson to sign fosson hcf.an to pom. from nls trera. articles. Then we can consider the i.ii,,., ina ,..i,nn .. iUl -wppHvos bids." ELECTION FRAUD TRIAL. New Jersey Primary Officers Accused of Ballot Box Stuffing. Jersey City, N. J., Oct. 20 The first of a batch of primary election officers Indicted by the Hudson county grand jury for consi iracy in connection with illeged ballot box stuffing frauds at the Republican primaries on April 28, 1008, for the election of delegates to tho state and congressional conven-' tlons at which delegates to the na- tional convention were chosen was placed on trial in the court of quarter sessions hero before County Judges John A. Blair and Robert Carey and a struck jury. In opening for tho state Assistant Prosecutor McCarthy told the story of tho primary election with a total of 090 votes counted, nlthough a tally kept by Now Idea watchers showed that only -109 men had voted, and the capture by tho opposition at tho con clusion of tho count of the ballot box which contained a piece of cardboard manipulated by a string behind which ballots were alleged to bo started. HELD FOR ALLEGED GRAFTTNG Contractors, Architects and County Officials Accused. Wllkeslmrre, Pa., Oct. 20. County Commissioners Smith, Jones nnd Mc Avoy, Architects McCormlck and French, Contractors Frank Carluccl and Oresto Formlgll and Inspectors "Michael Lynch and Charles Norris were all hold under .$2,000 bail here on charges of conspiracy to defraud tho county by grafting In tho erection of tho $2,000,000 courthouse. Tho cases will now go before tho grand jury, which is expected to re turn indictments ngainst all of tho ac cused. Accused of Looting a Bank. Denver, Oct. 20. O. II. Boles, pres ident of tho Bank of Sulphur Springs, was held here on tho charge of looting the bank of $20,000. Mr. Boles has been in charge of the bank only a month. Aurel Batonyi'a Father Dead. Newport, R. I., Oct. 20. Aurel Ba tonyl got word by cable of the death In Budapest of his father, Leopold Ba tonyl, who leaves a fortune of between $2,000,000 and $3,000,000. SUTER JLLS ALL Mueller Killed Anna Luther In Woods Near Islip. SHE PROTESTED LOVE FOR HIM He Told Her That, Though He Had Married Her, He Had a Wife Living and Must Return Home and Leave Her. New York, Oct. 20.-"She told mo she loved me, nnd she kissed me. As she put up ho face to kiss me again I shot her dead.'-' With these words Otto Mueller, tho piano maker, telling how he murdered pretty Anna Luther In tho woods near Islip, N. Y completed the most un emotional confession of n murder that tho police have ever heard. Prom tho time of his arrest In Asto ria, whore ho lived with his wife and two children under the name of Pred Gebhardt, tho assassin, while admit ting that ho committed bigamy when OTTO MUELLER. uo limrriod Anna' iiUther, absolutely aoni(Hl all knowledge of his voune ;aspcd at .he brutal enormity of tho recital. "I married her In February," he said, "and toon her to Europe. Before Wi ever got br.ck 1 was planning to get rid of her, but I didn't mean to kill her then. "But she hung on so close that I finally decided to tlx her for good. On April 1) I took her down to Long Is- laud, telling L.r I wanted to show her some land I owned. Wo went to Bay 1 Shore and then walked into tho woods, "Late In tho afternoon, when we were in a lonely place, I told her that 1 was already married and had r. wife and a child, whom I loved. I told her I must go back to thorn and that I hoped she wouldn't make nny fuss, She began to cry, saying she loved me, too, and jogged mo not to quit her. .Vll this time I was getting my gun out, and I had it behind my back ready. "She kept screaming and begging and running about. Then she put up her face and kissed inc. As she tried to kiss mo again I shot her in the right sldo of tho head, and sho fell over mid died. Then I ran away, and 1 didn't worry any more about it until ; last week, when they found her skele ' ton and be:ran to look for whoever IkkI done 11. "I never thought it worth while to go back and bury her, because I thought everything was settled. I wrote some letters to her friends iu Newark and to her family in the old country tolling thorn that sho was in poor health and that I had taken her to Florida. I knew that would keep them qulul for awhile. "Months went by and I heard noth ing, and 1 quit bothering my head with Anna. That Is ull except that I didn't marry her for her money. I thought I was going to caro for her. but 1 got to longing for my other wife,' and then I decided to got rid of her." This astounding confession was made to Coroner William Savage of Suffolk county iu tho presence of Po lice Captain Cougblau and his de tectives. For more than an hour tho stolid looking prisoner bad dodged and twisted and wriggled under their In quisition, sliding out of ono contradic tion into another. Finally he mentioned tho name of Bradley. Ho thought Anna Luther might have gone away with a man named Bradley. Then the questioners knew they had him, for a letter In Mucdler's handwriting mentioning a purely imaginary person named Brad ley had been put in their hands by th Onrman ronnul wonm-al tn wHv it was sent. Coroner Savage drew tho letter from his pocket. At the sight of it Mueller's heavy Jaw dropped, his pasty white face wont a shade whiter, and ho began to Bhiver. Tho others waited. Ho thought a minute nnd said: "Oh. well, what's the use, anyway? You have me, nnd I might as well tell it all. 1 killed her." Heavily ironed, Mueller was taken to tho old jail at RIverhead. The In quest over his victim a proceeding which may bo productive of fresh sen sationsIs to take place this evening at Islip. TAFT ON THE MISSISSIPPI. President Starts a Four Day River Journey With 176 Congressmen. St. Louis, Oct. 20. President Taft started Ills 1,200 mile trip down tho Mississippi river to the tooting of whistles nnd the cheers of thousands, ffhe trip is to last four days. Plfteen big Mississippi river steam boats swung out behind tho little Unit ed States lighthouse tender Oleander, on which the president was quartered. Included in the escort are tho vice president of the United Stntes, two cabinet members, twenty United Stntes senators, four representatives of for eign nations, the speaker of the house of representatives, with 170 of his fel low congressmen, nnd hundreds of prominent business men of the middle west. There will bo no racing, ns there was when President Roosevelt went down tho river, and any engineer who blows his whistle more thau once will be 1 guilty of high treason. I Some Idea of the size of this excur- i slon may be gleaned from tho stuff packed In tho lleot's larders. There were 20,000 pounds of fresh ment, 2S0 dozen chickens, 1,800 turkeys, 125 gal- 1 Ions of oysters, 2,500 pounds of fish, a80 bushels of potntoes, 1,920 dozen of i - .... 1 CggS, 2,400 pounds Of butter, OD.OOO , cigars and wines and liquors unesti-! mated. I MRS. ISMAN GETS DIVORCE. ! Neither Party Represented In Court. Grounds For Action Kept Secret. Philadelphia, Oct. 20. Mrs. Irene j Frizolio Isman wife of Felix Isman, the millionaire real estate operator, ! got a divorce In tho common plea court hero. Great secrecy has beeii maintained, and not even the ground . for the action is positively known, though It Is said to be "cruel nnd bar-1 barons treatment." When the clerk called tho case olj Isman versus Isman not only wns neither of the parties present, but the attornoys saw no necessity for being on hand. "I have nothing whatever to say , about the cas-," was Ismail's only ut terance concerning It. ' Tho papers in the case being im-1 pounded, they could uot bo examined. Judge Kinsoy read the testimony in J chambers and decided thnt it war-1 ranted tho decree sought. Mrs. Isman, who wns an actress bo-1 fore her marriage, a foW years ago, is an attractive blonde. JERSEY'S ANTIF0REIGN CRY. Natives Charge Foreigners With Vio lating a Bird Game Law. Dover, N. J., Oct. 2C Accordlug to game experts in this part of the state, New Jersey's law, which permits hunt ing all but rabbits on and after Oct. 15, is a bad law. Tho birds that are Included in the open list are not fit foi shooting, but ninny of the hunters fail to draw the line and do not hesi tate to bag them. Tho older game birds are just through molting at this season of the year, and the younger ones nro not fully enough developed. Tho hunters who ai-o guilty of shooting rabbits bo fore tho season opens for that game are largely foreigners. Tho natives claim that no game should be unpro tected by law, while It Is possible to shoot other game, for tho foreigners make no distinction. They also claim that the small number of game ward ens makes it Impossible to detect vio lations. WOMAN ATTACKS HUSBAND. Homicidal Mania Said to Be Due to Religious Brooding. Millvlllo, N. J., Oct. 20. A sudden nttack of homicidal mania brought on by brooding over religion drove Mrs. George Thompson to attack her hus band hero with a curviug knife. Before he could wrest tho weapon from her she had inflicted serious wounds. Tho woman was arrested. SHIPYARD FOR HALIFAX. British Firms Said to Be Interested In a $10,000,000 Enterprise. Ottawa, Ont, Oct. 20. Application Is to be made to incorporate a $10, 000,000 shipbuilding plant for Halifax. Swan & Hunter and tho "Wlgham Richardson company, the Tyneslde shipbuilders, will put tho enterprise through. I'lSTISUES 2 '5 N. iocial Leader Seeks f divorce John Jacob. COURT APPOINTS A REFEREE. Wife of Multimillionaire Returns From Europe Incognito and Brings Separation Suit Husband on Yachting Trip. New York, Oct. 20. Mrs. John Jacob Astor, the beautiful and queenly lead er of the Pour Hundred, is suing her distinguished husband for limited di vorce. Tho proceedings have been conduct ed quietly and with dispatch. The case Is now in tho hands of tho referee, O. II. Young, who was uppoluted by the supremo court Mrs. Astor returned from Europe on Oct. 15. She traveled incognito. Mr. Astor is now on his yacht Nourmnhol in Cuban waters, having sailed three days before his wife's arrival home. Mrs. Astor did not go to her city mansion on Plfth avenue nor to her beautiful country scat at Rhlncbcck. She went to the homo of her friends, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Guinness, and left there to visit friends in tho coun try. Mr. Astor's attorney in the suit is Lewis Cass Ledyard, who is recog- nlzed as a master in the conduct of cases requiring tne nignest diplomacy. r . ... i.. .. ,1 l T 1 Jiau'r i ruiucsumuu uj uuuii. H. Cadwallader, former president of tho New York Bar association. Mrs. John Jacob Astor, who suc- ceeded tho luto Mrs. William Astor oa ,'!i.T'l " ' JOHN JACOB ASTOR. recognized leader of New York society, 1 has won besides social triumphs of Knglnnd and America an enviable rep utation for her wise charities and phi lanthropic efforts. With a linn though gentle hand she has upheld tho stand ards of society In accordance with her own high ideals. Her son, William Vincent Astor, Is uo? seventeen years old, and her little daughter, Alice, is seven. A Phlladelphlan by birth, she was Miss Alva Lowle Willing, a daughter of Edward S. Willing and a descend ant of the Willlngs and Bartons, who were prominent in early American his tory. She was married to John Jacob As tor Feb. 17, IS'Jl. She is of excep tional beauty. Tall, regal and willowy, her movements are marked by unusual grace. Her manner Is gentle and charming. Sho has made It a custom to spend a part of each year abroad and has achieved as much fame as a hostess there as here. Her last largo alfalr in London was in Juno of last year, when she gave a dinner and ball, attended by tho most distinguished personages in England. John Jacob Astor, tho great-grandson of the llrst famous man of that name, wns born nt Rhlnebcck in 1804. j no graduated from Harvard in tho cnss of 1888, three years before his marriage. Appointed to the staff of Governor Levi P. Morton with the rank of colo nel, ho received iu 1898 the commis sion of lieutenant colonel of United States volunteers and served with General Breckenrldge at Chlckamauga park and General Shatter in the cam paign in Cuba. At his own expense ho organized nnd equipped a mountain battery which served throughout the Philippine operations. His fortune is estimated at $85,000,000. Gladstone's Son toRule In Africa. London, Oct. 20. Herbert Gladstone, secretary of state for homo affairs, has been offered the post of governor gen eral of United South Africa.