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HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1909.
No Tariff Revision
For the Present
Irresponsible Nations Not Pro
tested by Monroe Doctrine.
A DEFICIT OF $73,075,600.
legislation Urged Against In
junctions Without Notice.
Washington, Dec. 7. In his annual
.message, read to congress, President
To the Senate and the House of Rep
resentatives: The relations of the United States
with all foreign governments have con
tinued upon the normal basis of amity
and good understanding and are very
Tho American rights In the fisheries
on the north Atlantic coast under the
fisheries article of the treaty of 1818
have been a cause of difference be
tween the United States and Great
Britain for nearly seventy years. The
Interests Involved are of great Impor
tance to the American fishing industry,
and the final settlement of the contro
versy by the permanent court of ar
bitration at The Hague will remove
a source of constant Irritation and com
plaint This Is the first case involving
such great international questions
which has been submitted to the per
manent court of arbitration at The
Negotiations for an International
conference to consider and reach an
arrangement providing for the preser
vation and protection of the far seals
In the north Pacific are In progress
with the governments of Great Britain,
Japan and Russia. The attitude of
the governments Interested leads mo
to hope for n satisfactory settlement of
this question ns the ultimate ontcome
of tho negotiations.
The Near East.
The quick transition of tho govern
ment of the Ottoman empire from one
of retrograde tendencies to a consti
tutional government with a parlia
ment and with progressive modern
policies of reform and public Improve
ment la one of the-Important phenome
na of our times. Constitutional gov
ernment seems also to have made
further advance In Persia. These
events have turned the eyes of the
world upon the near east In that
quarter tho prestige of the United
states has. spread widely through the
peaceful Influence of American schools,
universities and missionaries. There
Is every reason why we should obtain
a greater sbaro of the commerce of tho
near east since the conditions are
more favorable now than ever before.
One of the happiest events In recent
pan-American diplomacy was the pa
cific, independent settlement by the
governments of Bolivia and Peru of a
boundary difference between thorn,
which for somo weeks threatened to
cause war and even to entrain im
bltterments affecting other republics
less directly concerned.
Our Citizen Abroad.
This administration, through the de
partment of state and the foreign serv
ice, is lending all proper support to
legitimate and beneficial American en
terprises In foreign countries, the de
gree of such support being measured
by the national advantages to be ex
pected. A citizen himself cannot by
contract or otherwise divest himself
of the right nor can this government
escape the obligation, of his protec
tion in his personal and property
rights when theso are unjustly in
fringed in a foreign country. To avoid
ceaseless vexations It Is proper that in
considering whether American enter
prise should be encouraged or support
ed In a particular country the govern
ment should give full weight not only
to the national as opposed to the Indi
vidual benefits to Accrue, bat also to
the fact whether or not the govern
ment of tho country In question Is In
its administration and In Its diplomacy
faithful to tho principles of modera
tion, equity and justice upon which
alone depends International credit In
diplomacy as well as In finance.
The Monroe Doctrine.
The pan-American policy of this
government has long been fixed In Its
principles and remains unchanged.
With the changed circumstances of the
United States and of the republics to'
the south of us, most of which have
great natural resources, stable govern
ment and progressive Ideals, the ap
prehension which gave rte to the
Monroe doctrine may be said to hare
nearly disappeared, and neither the
doctrlno as It exists nor any other doc
trine of American policy should be
permitted to operate for the perpetua
tion of Irresponsible government the
escape of Just obligations or the Insidi
ous allegation of dominating ambitions
on tho part of tho United States.
My meeting with President Diaz and
the greeting exchanged on both Amer
ican and Mexican soil served, I hope,
to signalise the closo and cordial rela
tions which so well bind together this
republic and the great republic Imme
diately to the south, between which
there is so vast a network of material
I am happy to say that all but one
of the cases which for so long vexed
our relations with Venezuela have
been settled within the past few
months and that under the enlight
ened regime now directing the govern
ment of Venezuela, provision has been
made for arbitration of the remaining
case before The Hague tribunal.
On July SO, 1000, the government of
Panama agreed, after considerable ne
gotiation, to indemnify the relatives of
the American officers and sailors who
were brutally treated, one of them
having, Indeed, been killed by the
Panaman police this year.
This government was obliged to in
tervene diplomatically to bring about
arbitration or settlement of the claim
of the Emery company against Nica
ragua, which It had long before been
agreed should be arbitrated. A settle
ment of this troublesome case was
reached by the signature of a protocol
on Sept 18, 1000.
Many years ago diplomatic Interven
tion became necessary to' the protec
tion of the Interests in the American
claim of,' Alsop & Co. against tho
government of Chile. The govern
ment of-Chile had frequently admitted
obligation in the case and had prom
ised this government to settle it There
had been two abortive attempts to do
so through arbitral commissions, which
failed ''through lack of Jurisdiction.
Now, happily, as the result of the re
cent diplomatic negotiations, the gov
ernments of the United States and of
Chile, actuated by the sincere desire
to free from any strain those cordial
and friendly relations upon which both
set such store, have agreed by a proto
col to submit the controversy to defin
itive settlement by his Britannic majes
ty Edward VII.
The Nlcaraguan Trouble.
Since the Washington conventions of
1007 were communicated to the gov
ernment of the United States as a con
sulting and advising party this gov
ernment has been almost continuously
called upon by one or another and In
turn by all of the five Central Amer
ican republics to exert itself for the
maintenance Of the conventions. Near
ly every complaint has been against
the Zelaya government of Nicaragua,
which has kept Central America In
constant tension or turmoil. The re
sponses made to the representations of
Central American republics as due
from tho United States on account of
Its relation to the Washington conven
tions have been at all times conserva
tive and have avoided, so far as possi
ble, any semblance of Interference, al
though It is very apparent that the
considerations of geographic proximity
to the canal zone and of the very sub
stantial American Interests in Central
America give to tho United States a
special position in the zone of these
republics and the Caribbean sea.
I need not rehearse here the patient
efforts of this government to promote
peace and welfare among these re
publics, efforts which are fully appre
ciated by the majority of them who
are loyal to their true Interests. It
would be no less unnecessary to re
hearse here the sad tale of unspeak
able barbarities and oppression alleged
to have been committed by the Zelaya
government Recently two Americans
were put to death by order of Presi
dent Zelaya himself. They were offi
cers In the organized forces of a rev
olution which had continued many
weeks and was In control of about
half of the republic, and as such, ac
cording to the modern enlightened
practice of civilized nations, they were
entitled to be dealt with as prisoners
At the date when, this message Is
printed this government has termi
nated diplomatic relations with the
Zelaya government for reasons made
public In a communication to the for
mer Nlcaraguan charge d'affaires and
Is Intending to take such future steps
as may be found most consistent with
Its dignity, Its duty to American In
terests and Its moral obligations to
Central America and to civilization. It
may later be necessary for mo. to bring
this subject to tho attention of the
congress In a special message.
In the Far East.
In tho far east this government pro
serves unchanged its policy of support
ing the principle of equality of oppor
tunity and scrupulous respect for the
Integrity of the Chinese empire, to
which policy are pledged the Interest
ed powers of both cast and west
By the treaty of 1003 China has un
dertaken tho abolition of llkln with a
moderate and proportionate raising of
the customs tariff along with currency
reform. These reforms being a mani
fest advantago to foreign commerco as
well as to the Interests of China, this
government Is endeavoring to facili
tate theso measures and the needful
acquiescence of the treaty 'powers.
When It appeared that Cblneso llkln
revenues were to be hypothecated to
foreign bankers In connection with a
great railway project It was obvious
that the governments whose nationals
held this loan would have a certain
direct Interest In tho question of the
carrying out by China of the reforms
In question. The administration deem
ed American participation to bo of
great national Interest. Happily, when
It was as a matter of broad policy ur
gent that this opportunity should not
be lost the Indispensable instrumental
ity presented itself when a group of
American bankers of International
reputation and great resources agreed
at once to share In the loan upon pre-
; clsely such terms ns this government
should approve. The chief of those
terms was that American railway ma
terial should be upon an exact equality
with that of the other nationals Join
ing In the loan in the placing of or
ders for this whole railroad system.
After months of negotiation the equal
participation of Americans seems at
In one of the Chinese-Japanese con
ventions of Sept. 1 of this year there
was a provision which caused consid
erable public apprehension In that
upon its face It was believed in some
quarters to seek to establish a monop
oly of mining privileges along the
South Manchurlan and Antung-Muk-den
railroads and thus to exclude
Americans from a wide field of enter
prise, to take part in which they were
by treaty with China .entitled. After
a thorough examination bf the coriven-'
tlons and of the several contextual
documents the secretary of state reach
ed the conclusion that no such monop
oly was Intended or accomplished.
This government made Inquiry of the
imperial Chinese and Japanese gov
ernments and received from each offi
cial assurance that the provision had
no purpose inconsistent with the poli
cy of equality of opportunity to which
tho signatories, in common with the
United States, are pledged.
Our traditional relations,, with the
Japanese empire continue cordial, as
usual. The arrangement of 1003 for
a co-operative control of the coming
of laborers to the United States has
proved to work satisfactorily. The
matter of a revision of the existing
treaty between the United States and
Japan which is terminable In 1012 Is
already receiving the study of both
, The Department of State.
I earnestly recommend to the favor
able action of the congress the esti
mates submitted by the department of
state and most especially the legisla
tion suggested In tho secretary of
state's letter of this date whereby it
will be possible to develop and make
permanent the reorganization of the
department upon modern lines In a
manner to make It a thoroughly ef
ficient Instrument In the furtherance
of our foreign trade and of American
Under a provision of the act of Aug.
5, 1000, I have appointed three officials
to assist the officers of the government
In collecting information necessary to
a wise administration of tbo tariff act
of Aug. 5, 1000. As to questions of
customs administration they are co
operating with the officials of the
treasury department and as to matters
of tbe needs and the exigencies of our
manufacturers and exporters with the
department of commerce and labor In
its relation to the domestic aspect of
tbo subject of foreign commerce.
As a consequence of section 2 of tbo
tariff act of Aug. 6, 1000, It becomes tbo
duty of tbo secretary of stato to con
duct as diplomatic business all tho
negotiations necessary to place him In
a position to advise mo as to whether
or not a particular country nnduly dis
criminates against tbe United States
In the sense of tbe statute referred to.
Government Expenditure and Rev
enue. Perhaps tbo most Important ques
tion presented to this administration
Is that of economy In expenditures and
sufficiency of revenue.
Tbe report of the secretary shows
that tbe ordinary expenditures for the
current fiscal year ending June BO,
1010, will exceed tbe estimated re
ceipts by $34,070,020. If to this deficit
aro added tbe sum to be disbursed for
the Panama canal, amounting to $88,
000,000, and $1,000,000 to be paid on
tbe public debt the deficit of ordinary
receipts and expenditures will be la
creased to a tout deficit of 178,078,830.
This deficit the .secretary proposes to
meet by tho proceeds of bonds Issued
to pay the cost of constructing the
Panama canal. I approve this pro-
(Continued on page 2.
Margaret (Maudsley) Young, wife
of Coe F. Young, Jr., died of Brlght's
disease, at her home near Braman
Nov. 21, 1909. She was born near
Lookout, Pa., in September, 1880.
Mrs. Young was a bright and am
bitious young woman. Having a
talent for music she spent four wint
ers in Honesdalo perfecting herself
In the art. She was well and favor
ably known throughout the county,
having taught music for about eight
yoars. On May 15, 1907, Bhe was
united In marriage to Coe F.
Young, Jr., of Braman. Besides her
husband and their flfteen-months-old
daughtor, Ada, she Is survived by her
father and mother, Mr. and Mrs.
John Maudsley, seven brothers and
Several years ago she Joined the
M. E. church at Lookout and has
since been a consistent and faithful
member and organist of that church
until her removal to this place. She
was of a genial and happy disposi
tion and will be greatly missed in
the home and by a host of friends.
The funeral, which was held at
the Braman M. E. church, Wednes
day, Nov. 24th, was largely attended
and unusually sad. The six-day-old
son of the deceased, who died on
Tuesday, Nov. 23d, was burled In
the casket with his mother.
A young life Is finished and the
bereaved husband has the sympathy
of a large circle of friends.
Rev. W. S. Empleton officiated at
the funeral, and interment was made
in the Braman cemetery.
FLAW IN GAME LAW.
If Deer Was Shot Witli Buck Shot no
Crime was Committed.
It develops that it is no crime In
Pennsylvania for a person to have
in his possession after a season the
carcass of a deer providing the deer
has been killed with buck shot.
Georgo C. McKean was arrested at
his home at McKean's Valley, Pike
'county, for having a deer in front of
'his house. McKean told four game
wardens that he shot the deer with
a rifle, but he could not explain the
appearance of buck shot in the car
cass. At the hearing before Justice
Ludwig In Milford, McKean and TU
Jacob Westbrook testified how the
former had shot the buck and fol
lowed it six miles, before it was
found de8d. Attorney C. W. Bull
summed up for the defense and W.
S. Leash of Delaware Water Gap, for
the Commonwealth, and while the
latter admitted that It had not been
proven that McKean shot the deer
with buckshot, he contended that he
nevertheless was guilty of having
the illegally killed game in his pos
session, and should be fined. After
considerable discussion, Mr. McKean
was discharged and the wardens
turned over the deer to him. They
failed to find anything anywhere in
the Act of assembly which makes it
a crime to have in possession a buck
deer shot with buck shot, and it was
buck shot and not a rifle ball that
they claimed McKean used.
Port Jervis Man tTnder a Cloud.
Robert Davidson Mulr was cashier
of the National Bank of Port Jervis,
from tho time of Its reorganization in
March, 1900, to January, 1906. He
came to Port Jervis on the recom
mendation of National Bank Ex
aminer I. C. Moore of Washington,
who was appointed receiver by the
comptroller when the bank was
compelled to suspend because of the
Goldsmith defalcation. He was born
in Missouri and later the family
moved to Lincoln, Neb. At the age
of nineteen years, Mulr entered the
First National Bank of Lincoln, as
messenger, and rose to the position
as assistant cashier. From this of
fice, he was made a national bank
examiner and was the assistant of
Bank Examiner C. E. Hanna for the
Now York, Philadelphia, Baltimore
and Washington territory.
In January, 190G, he was forced
to resign his position because of his
Irregularity. He also attempted to
wrest tho control of the bank from
Dr. W. L. Cuddoback, Its president
slnco the reorganization by securing
proxies of stock, but was unsuccess
ful. Later he attempted to organize
a trust company in Port Jervis, but
failed In that also. From Port Jer
vis, Mr. Mulr went to New Haven.
Ho became cashier of tho Pooples'
Trust Company. He has now unac
countably disappeared and It Is ru
mored a shortage of $23,000 Is tho
cause of his going away.
Member of th Ruidan Royal Family
Hasten to Llvadla.
St Petersburg, Dec. 7. The czarina
Is seriously 111 at Llvadla. She has
had several attacks, from which she
has recovered with great difficulty.
Bhe Is greatly depressed. Several
members of tbe Russian Imperial fam
ily have received urgent requests from
Llvadla and have gone to see her
Witness Testifies Mrs. Wil-
helm Offered $1,000.
TO GET RID OF HER HUSBAND
He Swears That Woman on Trial
For Murder Told Him She Her
self Had Made Attempt,
bnt Had Failed.
Newark, N. J., Dec. 7. At the trial
hero of Mrs. Mary J. Wllhelm for ihe
murder of her husband in February
William Levy, a painter, testified that
on two occasions Mrs. Wllhelm had
offered to give him $1,000 if he would
kill her husband.
He swore that she bad also told him
about an attempt she had herself made
to do away with her husband. The
witness said that Mrs. Wllhelm told
him that she had on one occasion put
ground glass in her husband's tea, but
that he had felt the glass on his
MRS. MARY J. WILHELM.
tongue when about to swallow a
mouthful of the tea and had spat It
Levy said that the first time Mrs.
Wllhelm had tried to bribe him to kill
her husband was at her home four
years ago. The second occasion was
two years ago, when he was painting
a factory at Academy and Silk streets.
There, he testified, she made nn offer
similar to that made in her home.
In opening for the state Prosecutor
Mott said he would show that Mrs.
Wllhelm was in love with Nicholas S.
SIca and that she had repeatedly ex
pressed a desire to marry hlra. He
would show that Slco, who was in
dicted with Mrs. Wllhelm, was at the
Wllhelm home on the day of the trag
edy, that there was a quarrel over a
proposed real estate deal and that the
defendant sided with Sica to provent
her husband from "sticking" hlra. He
would also show that after SIca left
the bouse she remained alone with her
Mrs. Wllhelm sat between Chauncey
H. Beasloy and E. S. Black, her law
yers. Sho was dressed in black. Al
though her face showed traces of the
strain she has undergone In prison
since her Indictment, she did not ap
pear alarmed as to the outcome of the
trial. She has all along expressed the
utmost confidence that she would be
Behind tbo accused woman sat her
sister, Miss Bertha Stafford, and their
gray haired mother, Mrs, Harriet Staf
ford. HOUSE BILL GLEBES BUST.
174 Publio and Between 1,600 and 2,000
Penilon Bill Protented.
Washington, Dec. 7. Tbo bill clorks
of tbe house ore doing a land office
business. One hundred nnd seventy
four public measures most of them
relntroductlons of bills thrown Into
the hopper in tbe special session of the
Blxty-flrst congress, during which no
general business was considered and
between 1,600 and 2,000 private pen
sion bills have been already presented,
Tho government printing office has
put on the regular congressional night
and extra shift and expects to got rid
of tho whole batch by tomorrow.
Th Rev. H. E. Mott
Elizabeth, N. J D.
7. The Eliza-
beth presbytery has,
donled tho potl-
tlon of tho Rev, Uk
nry Elliott Mott
for reinstatement t
ministry. Ho was
uspended a year
ago for unbecoming
ESTIMATES' FOR CONGRESS.
Total Is $103,270,303 Lei Than Appro
priation For Current Year.
Washington, Dec. 7. That there has
been a careful scrutiny of tbe esti
mates of appropriations for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1011, is shown by
the figures submitted to the house of
representatives by Secretary of the
The grand total of estimates for 1911
Is $732,223,076, which is $103,370,303
lesB than tho appropriations for the
current fiscal year and $123,800,403 un
der the estimates submitted a year
Tho estimates In detail for the vari
ous departments are:
State department 4.478,361
Treasury department 136,938,815
Territorial government 287,ae
Independent ottlces 2,400,681
District of Columbia 11,854.83
War department 20O.4a.C4S
Navy department 117,029,914
Interior department 191,224,183
Poatofflce department proper 1,695,(90
Deficiency In postal revenues 10.6S4.12S
Department ot agriculture 17.6S1.1SS
Commerce and labor 14,187,813
Department of Justice 9,518.640
Expenses of the postal service are
paid from the postal revenues and aro
not estimated for.
McGann Beats Toledo Giant.
Philadelphia, Dec. 17. Hugh Mc
Gann, the Rochester light heavyweight
boxer, gave Jack Reed, the Toledo
Giant, a terrible beating in four rounds
at the West End club here. McGann,
displayed championship caliber. His
manager is anxious to match him
gainst Stanley Ketchel.
SPECIAL MESSAGES COMING.
President to Discuss Conservation and
Interstate Commerce Legislation.
Washington, Dec. 7. Within the next
week President Taft will send two
special messngus to congress. One will
be on the conservation of natural re
sources and tho other on interstate
commerce legislation and the Sherman
antitrust law. The president has in
formed callers that he will give his
views on these subjects tq congress
within that time, nnd he has made it
plain nlso that he does not purpose for
the present iit least to have the anti
trust law disturbed.
The president contemplated mention
lug his desire for amendments to the
interstate commerce act in his annual
message, but refrained because of tho
fact that the subject was too big to be
dealt with in company with the many
others contained In that document.
In the special message on the inter
state commerce legislation the presi
dent will suggest to congress the crea
tion of a commerce court of five mem
bers, and he will also ask that tho In
terstate commerce commission be giv
en tbe power of initiative in rate
MAY BLOCK SUGAR INQUIRY.
Leader In Senate and House Are Op
posed to Investigation.
Washington, Dee. 7. A congression
al Inquiry Into the crooked operations
of tho sugar trust at the port of New
York will not be countenanced by the
responsible leaders in the house and
senate unless tbe administration indi
cates that It approves of such an in
President Taft and bis advisers are
very much shocked over tbe recent
revelations in the New York custom
house, but they take the position that
it would be unwise for congress to
probe into the sugar scandal because
of a fear on the part of prosecuting
officers that their plans would be di
vulged nnd possibly a measure of Im
munity gained by officials through
compulsory appearance before a com
mittee of congress.
If the leaders can prevent it no ac
tion will be taken for some months to
come on resolutions offered providing ,
for an Inquiry Into tbe operations of
the American Sugar Refilling compa
ny, but nearly all tbe Democrats and
a considerable number of Republicans
Insist that tbo sugar company should
bo brought to justice and tho methods
by which It lms made enormous profits
through a system of corruption laid
baro to tho public.
Two resolutions have been introduc
ed In tho houso calling for an investi
gation of tho activities of tbo sugar
trust. Ono Is offered by Representa
tive Campbell of Kansas and tho oth
er by Representative Garner of Penn
sylvania, both Republicans.
XING MUST LOOK ELSEWHERE.
American Girl Say He' Only a Boy
and She Won't Marry Him.
New York, Dec. 7. Miss Yvonne
Townsend, daughter of Lawrence
Townsend, former minister to Portu
gal, arrived from Europe and denied
that she was going to be married to
young King Manuel of Portugal.
Bhe said that tbo rumor was absurd,
as tho king was merely a "boy of
nineteen or twenty." When the" king
was a little prince of nine Mlta Town-
send and be were playmates, and. she
renowed her acquaintance with
In Butflsnd recently.