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HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., "WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1909.
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Urges Federation to Op-
Dose Gruel Injustice.
JUSTICE WRIGHT UNFIT.
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low Officials In Back's Stove
Case and Speaks of Mock
ery of Justice.
Toronto, "Nov. 0. President Samuel
Compere of the Federation of Labor
received an ovation from the dele
gates who crowded the hall at the an
nual convention here.
Mr. Gompers In his unnuul address
took a firm and uncompromising posi
tion in regard to the recent decision of
the court of appeals of the District of
Columhla affirming the twelve, nine
and six months' sentences Imposed re
spectively on Mr. Gompers, John
Mitchell, vice president, and Frank
Morrison, secretary, for contempt of
court in the Duck's Stove and Range
case. He said:
So lone as there shall remain a wrong
unrighted or a right denied there will bo
ample work for the labor movement to
do. Meeting: In convention as we do for
th first time In our history on Canadian
soil, may we not indulge the hope that
there will bo brought out the very best
that is In us?
Owing to the refusal of the Buck's Stove
and Range company of St. Louis to con
tinue the nine hour workday to the metal
polishers In Its employ and Its discrimi
nation against and discharge of employ
ees because of their membership In the
union and despite efforts to harmonize
and adjust the differences existing, the
labor organization In tho interest of St.
Louis placed the product of tho company
upon their "We Don't Patronize" list.
On Dec. 18, 1097, Mr. Van Cleave, presi
dent of tho stove, company, obtained from
Justice Gould an Injunction against the
American Federation of Labor, the mem
bers of tho executive council, both offi
cially and Individually; the officers unci
members of local and International unions
ailll luted with the American Federation
of Labor, ita agents, friends, sympa
thizers or counsel, forbidding them in
any way to publish, print, write, verbally
or orally communicate the fact that the
Buck's stove and Range company was
unfair to or had any dispute with organ
ized labor or that It was "boycotted" by
Tho court heard argument of counsel
on both sides as to whether tho defend
antsMitchell, Morrison and I were
guilty of contempt of court. And while
the appeal on tho original Injunction was
ponding Justice Wright on Dec. 23, 1903,
adjudged us guilty of contempt of court
and imposed a sontenco of six months,
nine months and one year's imprisonment
respectively upon "Morrison, Mitchell and
The language and manner of Justice
Wright in delivering his opinion and tho
wholo mockery and formality of asking
us whether wo had any reasons to assign
why sentence should not be pronounced
when he had determined on the sentences
In advance these indicated the unfitness
of the man to wear the Judicial robe and
occupy tho Judicial position.
The response of the masses of the peo
ple to tho campaign of tho American Fed
eration of Labor to raise a fund for tho
preservation of constitutional rights shows
how thoroughly our labor movement is in
harmony with the spirit of liberty and
tho love of Justice and right which makes
a nation great. The struggle Is far from
ended. In conclusion let mo reaffirm my
conviction that the labor movement of
our country will emerge triumphantly
from the persecutions of those who would
hamper its beneficent activities.
Secretary Morrison reported that the
federation had $107,303 in its treasury,
the greatest sum it has ever had.
He added that of the fund subscrib
ed by local unions for the legal de
fense of the officers and members of
the American Federation of Labor in
the injunction suit und contempt case
there is left $38,024.
RUBBER CONCERN SALE.
Ousted Vice President and Director
Buy Their Way Back to Control.
Trenton, N. J., Nov. 0. "Watson h.
Liuburg and John II. Broughton of this
city have purchased tho stock of the
United and Globe Itubber Manufactur
ing company held by ex-Mayor Wel
ling G. Slckel, Martin Maloney of Phil
adelphia and United States Senator
Stephen B. Elklns of West Virginia.
The consideration for tho combined
holdings, constituting a controlling in
terest in tho corporation, was $500,000.
Mr. Slckel and his associates recent
ly secured control of tho company, and
Mr. Llnburg was ousted from the vice
presidency and Mr. Broughton from
the directorate, leaving Mr. Slckel and
his associates for n time in complete
control of the management.
TITLES FOR EXPLORERS.
8ven Hedin of Tibetan Famo and
Lieut. Shackleton Made Knights.
London, Nov. O.-Sven Iledln, the
Tibetan explorer, has been made a
knight companion of the Order of the
Indian Emplro by King Edward.
In the distribution of birthday hon
ors Lieutenant Ernest II. Shackleton,
the antarctic explorer, was made a
DIES UNDER HYPNOTISM.
Professor Arrested After Failing to Re
store Subject to Life.
Somervlllo, N. J., Nov. 0. As the re
sult of being hypnotized by Professor
Arthur Everton of Nowark In the
Somervlllo theater here Robert Simp
son died at the Somerset hospital.
Simpson was hurried to the hospital
after Professor Everton had tried for
more than an hour to bring him out
of a cataleptic state. Professor Ever
ton was placed under arrest by Chief
of Police Bcllis and takcu before Jus
tice William R. Sutphen, who paroled
In hl3 examination before Justice
Sutphen Professor Everton testified
that he had used Thompson continu
ously as a subject for n week past
without any ill effects.
Everton said he had put Simpson in
a rigid state and, placing his feet on
one chair and his head on another,
stood on his body without causing him
to relax. After going through this
performance Everton clapped bis
hands In an effort to restore Simpson.
Simpson's eyes rolled up In his head,
his jaw dropped and he collapsed be--tween
the chalra and rolled over on
Simpson was carried to the wings,
and Everton worked over him for an
hour In vain. Dr. Francis McConnugh
ty, Dr. Charles Halstead and Dr. Wil
liam Long, who were In tho nudlence,
were called to nsslst Everton, but they
could not resuscitate Simpson.
OFFICIAL CROP REPORT.
Indicated Production Is 2,767,316,000
Bushels of Corn.
Washington, Nov. 0. The crop re
porting board of the bureau of statis
tics of the department of agriculture
estimates as follows:
Corn. Tho preliminary estimate of
the average yield per acre of corn is
25.4 bushels against 20.2 bushels as
ilnally estimated in 1008, 25.9 In 1907
and 25.8 the average of the last ten
years. Tho indicated total production
is 2,767,310,000 bushels against 2,008,
G51.000 in 1008. The quality is 84.2
per cent against 83.9 last year.
Wheat. Tho average weight per
measured bushel of this year's wheat
crop is OS pounds against 58.3 pounds
in 190S and 57.4 pounds tho ten year
Oats. The average weight per meas
ured bushel of this year's oat crop is
32.7 pounds against 29.8 pounds in 1908
and 30.9 pounds, tho ten year aver
ago. JUSTICE GAYNOR'S SUCCESSOR.
Governor Hughes Appoints a Democrat
as Justice of Supreme Court.
Albany, N. Y., Nov. 9. Governor
Hughes appointed Harrington Putnam
of Brooklyn a justice of tho supreme
court for the Second judicial district
to fill the vacancy caused by the res
ignation of Justice William J. Gaynor.
At the same time Governor Hughes
announced tho appointment of Justice
Edward B. Thomas of Brooklyn to be
associate justice of tho appellate divi
sion to take Justice Gaynor's place In
the higher court.
ZELAYA'S MEN MOWED DOWN
Nicaragua Rebels Have Sharpshooters
and Machine Guns.
NewjOrleaus, Nov. 9. A dispatch re
ceived "here announces a decided vic
tory for tho Estrada or revolutionary
force in Nicaragua at Paso Las Lajas,
about sixty miles west of Bluefields.
The town, which was occupied by
the insurgents, was attacked by 1,000
of the regular or Zelaya force. This
force was repulsed and scattered. Its
commander, General Castillo Chamor
ra, and 100 men, half of whom were
officers, were killed.
The victory, It Is said, was largely
due to the force of American sharp
shooters organized by Colonel Matute,
who had COO men, several Colt ma
chine guns and two Krupp mountain
TURKEYS NOT SCARCE.
Poultrymen Predict 25 Cents as the
High Price For Thanksgiving.
Chicago, Nov. 9. Thanksgiving tur
keys are not going to be scarce this
year. Commission men report that
farmers in all parts of the middle west
are shipping In turkeys in abundance,
and the price of fresh killed birds will
be about the same as last season.
Choice birds are selling at 21 cents a
pound wholesale, and by the time
Thanksgiving day comes around the
price may go up as high as 25 cents,
but no higher, accordlug to the proph
ecy of poultrymen.
Gold Medals For Aeroplanists.
Paris, Nov. 0. Tho Academy of Sci
ences has awarded gold medals to
twenty-one aviators, including Blerlot,
Farman, Santos-Dumont, Volsin and
Orvllle and Wilbur Wright.
New Record In Wool Sales.
Adelaide, South Australia, Nov. 0.
AH reeords for wool sales were broken
hero with a sale of 88,000 bales.
Wife Gets Interlocutory De
cree With Ease.
Proceedings In Court Occupy Only
Three Minutes Judge Says He
Cannot Reveal Name of
New City, N. V., Nov. 0. Mrs. John
Jacob Astor obtained an Interlocutory
decree of divorce, which was granted
by Supreme Court Justice Mills, sit
ting here. This means that after six
mouths have elapsed Mrs. Astor may
petition for a decree absolute.
Tho proceedings in court occupied
about three minutes, nnd although the
Judge and the lawyers for both Mr.
and Mrs. Astor formally mentioned
some aspect of the case several times,
the name Astor was not mentioned.
Indeed several lawyers waiting to en
gage In the trial of a railroad damage
suit did not know that a very famous
divorce case had been disposed of un
til they were told so by the reporters.
Justice Mills nrrived here on the
same train with Henry W. Taft, who
has represented Mrs. Astor in the di
vorce suit and Lewis Cass Ledyard,
counsel for Colonel Astor. The law
yers and the Judge stopped for a mo
ment at the hotel where Judge Mills
left his baggage, nnd then they stalked
across Main street, through the court
park and up into the courtroom.
Tho country lawyers rose nnd bowed
to his honor, who asked if there were
any motlqus before the court.
Mr. Taft responded In the tone of
one making a formal and uninterest
"I desire, your honor," he said, "to
present a motion which you have al
The court nodded its consent that
tho motion might be presented.
"It Is the report of the referee, and
I ask that it be confirmed."
Justice Mills replied:
"I have read the report of the ref
eree and note that the evidence con
firms his findings. Therefore," contin
ued the court, "I will sign the judg
ment if there are no objections."
That meant that Mrs. John Jacob
Astor was to have her divorce granted
in a few seconds.
Mr. Ledyard rose and remarked,
"There will bo no objection, your
Justice Mills' pen scratched quickly
over a paper before him, nnd Mrs.
John Jacob Astor had obtained her In
terlocutory decree. Mr. Taft then
"I wish to submit to tho court a fur
ther motion to the effect that nil pa
pers In tho case be sealed."
Mr. Ledynrd bowed his absence of
objections, nnd the court said, "The
report of the referee and "his findings
will remain sealed."
"I ordered the papers sealed on ac
count of the children," Justice Mills
said later. "The decree I granted
awards the custody of the son to Mr.
Astor and of the daughter to Mrs. As
tor. No alimony Is awarded. The
matter of money settlement was, I
assume, arranged through counsel. I
cannot reveal tho name of the core
spondent. The cause was, of course,
the sole statutory ground of divorce."
Mrs. Astor's daughter, Muriel, is
seven years old. Vincent, the son, is
seventeen. He is now with his father,
who is cruising In the West Indies on
his yacht the Nourmahal.
FAVOR MME. STEINHEIL.
Experts Say No Narcotics Were Given
to Husband or Stepmother.
Paris, Nov. 0. Several hours at the
trial of Mine. Stelnhell, accused of
the murder of her husband and step
mother, were given over to tho testi
mony of experts. On the whole, the
evidence favored tho accused woman.
They made it seem almost certain that
no narcotics had been administered to
hor husband or Mine. Japy at tho time
of the murder.
Dr. Arcnery, the Stelnhell family phy
sician, whom the presiding Judge an
nounced as "the doctor and friend of
madame," quickly corrected the state
ment, remarking that ho was merely
a friend of the family.
Dr. Balthazard proved himself a
veritable Sherlock Holmes. In deduc
tions from tho distance between Ink
stains on the floor extending from the
upset Inkstand to the bod he deduced
the conclusion that they were made by
a sot of woman's petticoats or a dress
ing gown, as the intervals correspond
ed with tho Lnwnh woman's pace. He
bolloved the spot on Mmo. Stelnhell's
knee was not Ink, but came from a
pastel such as she was in the habit of
CHURCH SCANDAL STIRS TOWN
Treasurer of Steol Car Company and
Pastor's Daughter Involved.
Butler, Pa., Nov. 0. The Rev. Wil
liam E. Oiler, for twenty years pastor
of tho First Presbyterian church here,
hns loft the pulpit and tendered his
resignation owing to a scandal which
has stirred the town.
Miss Nell Oiler, his twenty-elght-year-old
dnuguter, went before the
church session with T. N. Gillespie,
ono of the town's rich men, both mem
bers of the First church. The pair
made a confession, which caused the
church authorities to admonish them.
The punishment Is not satisfactory to
Mrs. GlIleBple, who has demanded her
certificate of membership in the
church because the ciders hnve not
sent her husband and Miss Oiler from
Gillespie is probably the most promi
nent man in Butler. He is treasurer
of the Standard Steel Car company,
and his work In the past ten years has
been largely instrumental in the ad
vancement of the town.
It was Mrs. Gillespie who created
the situation nnd forcod the session to
bring her husband and Miss Oiler be
A letter from the young woman to
Gillespie wns found by his wife in her
husband's pocket. She took it to the
officers of the church, demanding that
immediate action be taken.
Mrs. Gillespie some days later mot
the Rev. Mr. Oiler, her pastor, and
told him her story.
The pastor und father said that he
would have the matter investigated,
and If it were even in part true he
would walk from tho pulpit never to
BIG FOUR THEFT $643,000.
Warriner Turns Over $100,000, and His
Surety Bond Is $50,000.
New York, Nov. !). C. L. Warriner,
treasurer at Cincinnati of the Big
Four railroad, one of tho Vauderbilt
lines, stole $043,000 from that com
pany. Announcement to this effect Is made
from tho office of Albert H. Harris,
vice president of the Big Four, In the
"Tho amount of the defalcation of
C. I.. Warriner, local treasurer of the
Big Four at Cincinnati, has been as
certained to be $043,000. Warriner has
turned over to tho company property
amounting to more than $100,000, and
there will be received from the Ameri
can Surety company on its bond $50,
000, leaving the not amount of the
shortage something less than $500,
000." John Cnrstensen, auditor for the Big
Four, says that when he told Warri
ner he had found a big shortage the
"Well, I guess there ought to be. I
have stolen more than $500,000 from
lu his confession Wnrrincr says he
paid immense sums in blackmail to a
man and a woman who knew of his
thefts and threatened to expose him.
WILMINGTON WELCOMES TAFT.
Confederate Veterans Assigned as Spe
cial Escort to President.
Wilmington, N. C, Nov. 0. President
Taft arrived here today and had the
most enthusiastic reception he has re
ceived at any place in the south dur
ing his present "swing around the cir
cle." The military parade in his honor in
cluded twenty companies of the state
guard, two companies of naval re
serves, three companies of United
States regular Infantry, the Confed
erate veterans and three companies of
The Confederate veterans were as
signed to serve as the special escort to
KING MANUEL IN MADRID.
Boy Ruler of Portugal Lost In Swarm
of Troops Grandees Indignant.
Madrid, Nov. 9. When King Em
mnnuel of Portugal arrived hero the
wholo district between tho station and
the palace was so crowded with sol
diers that the public had little oppor
tunity to seo him.
The peoplo of this city are so unused
to such measures that great discon
tent is expressed. This feeling is
shared by many grandees and public
officials who were excluded from the
reception at tho station.
GERMANY COURTING CANADA.
An "Almost Ambassadorial" Consulate
Said to Be Planned For Ottawa.
Ottawa, Nov. 0. Tho German gov
ernment will cstnbllsh a new consulate
in Ottawa which will bo almost am
bassadorial in its scope.
Plans have already been suggested
for tho erection of a building hero in
which records and a museum of Ger
man manufactured products suitable
for the Canadian market may bo accommodated.
THE FORTY-SECOND ANNUM 3 5ACHERS'
INSTITUTE OF WA1J COUNTY
IN SESSION HERE THIS WEEK
NEARLY ALL THITEACHERS ARE IN ATTENDANCE, AND SUIT.
KOEIILER HAS LEFT NO STONE UNTURNED TO MAKE
THIS ONE OF THE MOST INSTRUCTIVE OF INSTI
TUTES EVER HELD HERE.
The 42nd annual teachers' Insti
tute of Wayne county was opened
by Superintendent Koehler In the
auditorium of tho High School build
ing on Monday, Nov. 8th.
Our old friend, Prof. Watkins, the
musical director, spoke briefly and
complimented the teachers on their
pleasant surroundings nnd the beau
tiful auditorium which should make
the work even better than usual.
After singing "America," devotional
exercises were led by Rev. W. H.
Hlller of the M. E. church.
Prof. Watkins gave the first mu
sic drill and the following officers
were elected: Profs. Howell, Creasy
and Dietrich, Vice Presidents, and
Mr. Iloff, Secretary and Treasurer.
Tho first period was occupied by
Dr. Jonathan Rlgdon, President of
Winona Normal, Indiana. His sub
ject was "The Attitude of the Learn
er." Wendell Phillips has said:
"The only serious business in which
men and women can engage is edu
cation." We should have a better under
standing of tho proper attitude of
the pupil if he Is to learn, and the
attitude we should have If we are
to be learners.
First those to be taught must
have docility or a desire for learn
ing. If one wants to learn his mind
must be very alert. Create in the
pupil a desire for the instruction
you are about to give. Then there
J. J. KOEHLER,
Tho Untiring Superintendent of the
Wnyno County Schools.
must be a feeling that the teacher
is the superior of the pupil in the
subject taught. Next, there must be
sympathy between the teacher and
pupil. Where there is antagonism
of feeling there can be no true in
struction. Lastly there must be the
element of attention. No audience
can be taught anything unless that
audience is attentive.
Attention In its nature is closing
out everything not related to the
subject or concentration and hold
ing the mind on the subject or con
tinuity. The effect of attention on you is
to transform you into an intellect
ual person. The more you give at
tention tho more intellectual you
are. The less you give attention the
more foolish you are. The difference
between a wise person and an im
becile Is simply the difference in the
power of giving attention.
After roll call Dr. S. B. Schmucker
of West Chester State Normal School
was introduced. He spoke of the
blessing which we have but do not
appreciate of living face to face
with nature of the power that
comes to us by making of nature a
companion. If we wish to gain
strength, power and help in nature
we must have power to seo things.
It is this power of attention again.
Wo see the things which wo care
about. Many things we see with tho
eyo but not with the mind. A nature
lover must see Intelligently; must
lay hold of the facts of nature that
will reveal and bind us to the great
In response to an invitation by
Mr. Oday a year ago, and repeated
this afternoon, the teachers attend
ed a reception in the High school
given by the Honesdale teachers.
The rooms were tastefully decorated
and the new building was thrown
open for inspection. Music was
furnished by the orchestra and deli
cious refreshments were served. A
very pleasant evening was enjoyed
by all present.
The greater part of yesterday af
ternoon was taken up with exercises
of a patriotic nature. Capt. James,
Ham Post, No. 198, attended in a
body, and the exercises were in
structive as well as entertaining.
Tho principle speech of the after
noon was delivered by Henry H.
Wilson, Esq. He held the lnrge audi
ence in rapt attention as he told of
the different acts which brought on
the great struggle between the
North and the South, and many good
points were brought out which tho
teachers will carry back to their re
spective schools. The speech fol
lows: One who views existing condi
tions in the United States, the
territorial extent of the Union,
its large and rapidly increasing
population, the striking unity of
national feeling and the stalwart
patriotism of its citizens, with
their advance in education and in
telligence, the strength of our po
litical system, unshaken by the
ambition or the passions of in
dividuals or of parties, might
well assume that all these are
matters of course, existing from
the foundation of our government,
and that the structure of our poli
tical institutions Is so firm and
enduring as to give no reason to
question their permanence.
But, turning to the past, we see
that, less than half a century ago,
with the same territorial extent,
the same political institutions, a
similar growth in population, ed
ucation and intelligence, and a
like spirit of patriotism among its
citizens, our country was shaken
by ii convulsion that involved it
in a civil war, in which, for four
years, North and South were ar
rayed against each other; a war of
a magnitude, in the forces engag
ed and the area of conflict, with
out a parallel in the world's his
tory; that sent to untimely
graves, or smote with disabling
wounds or wasting disease, more
than a million of our brethren,
north and south,; that taxed to
the utmost the courage anu en
durance, the energies and re
sources, of North and South alike;
a war in which the United States
narrowly escaped destruction as
The order known as the Grand
Army of the Republic, composed
of men who served in the Union
army during the Civil war, has
recently adopted a system of "Pa
triotic Instruction," to promote
patriotism in the younger genera
tion, which it carries into effect
by visits to the public schools, and
addresses describing the causes of
the war, the course of military
operations, and their results, with
reminiscences of various cam
paigns by those who took part in
them. A few years ago, upon the
invitation of Principal Oday, the
Grand Army Post of this borough
began to carry out this system
in our schools. It has further
seemed proper, to quote an ex
pression that has become familiar
from its use in the graft expos
ures of the day, "to reach those
higher up" the teachers of the
county; and upon the suggestion
of Superintendent Koehler we to
day begin the experiment on the
teachers assembled here, in the
hope that it may arouse in them
an Interest in the work, and in
dicate a mode of conducting it in
When the thirteen colonies from
which this nation has been develop
ed declared their independence
of Great Britain, July 4, 1776, the
Institution of slavery existed by
law in all of them. In the north
ern colonics, however, It had for
some time been tending to die
out, partly because slave labor
was found less profitable than
free labor, and partly because of
a growing conviction of Its wrong
fulness. Before the close of the war of ,
the revolution, two States took
measures for its abolition. On
March 1, 1780, the Pennsylvania
Legislature enacted a law provid
ing for the gradual emancipation
of the slaves In that state, and
abolishing slavery as to all per
sons thereafter born. A little la
ter in the same year, Massachu
setts adopted a constitution, open
ing with the declaration that "all
men are born free and equal, and
have certain natural, essential and
unalienable rights, among which
(Continued on Pago 4.)