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THE WEATHER On Wednesday partly cloudy and slightly cooler weather will prevail, preceded by local rain.
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HONESDAXiE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 1910.
Senator Forestalls Action.
For His Expulsion. ;
EXPLAINS AGTION IN SPEECH.!
Judiciary Committee at Albany,
Was to Have Given Him a ;
Hearing Today on Charges ,
In Allds Case.
Albany, X. V., April r. Senator Bonn
Conger bus forestalled hostile action
in the seriate by tiling his resignation
with the secretary of state, as fol- J
Hon. Horace White, Lieutenant Governoi
of ths State of New York unit Presi
dent of the Senate:
Sir I, Benn Conger, do hereby reslgr.
the of 11 CO of senator representing the Forty-first
senatorial district of the state ol
New York, which I now hold.
This resignation to take effect Immedi
ately. HENN CONGER.
Had Senator Conger resigned before
April 1 Governor Hughes would have
had the power under the law to Issue
a call for a special election In his dis
trict. The senate Judiciary committee
was to have mot today to hear Sena
tor Conger on the charge that he gave
n bribe of $1,000 to Senator Allds.
Shortly after the senate session
opened Senator Conger entered the
senate chamber for the first time since,
Jan. 10, when he nnd ex-Senator AlltU
voluntarily retired from the senate ses
sions pending the ending of the Allds
trial. He announced his resignation In
a speech in which he first narrated the
circumstances of his chargo against
Allds. Then he continued:
"This statement became known to
Mr. Allds on the following, morning.
On Jan. 10 on this tloor he denied the
truth of those statements and demand
ed nn Investigation thereof. There-
upon tills body ordered an Investisn
tJou.Jwd called upon, nyxo nrev?nH
"1 determined that the only thing 1
could do and retain my own self re
spect was to speak the truth whateve.
the cost. That I have done, nnd fortv .
of your number by your votes have1
"The one great and sorrowful re
gret of my brother was that he had
submitted to the demand of that, the
worst gang of plunderers that ever In
fested this or any other capltnl, and
my wrong, and for it I have always
been ashamed and sincerely sorry, was
in standing by nnd permitting the
thing to !e done Instead of then and
there denouncing It.
"Notwithstanding the fact that the
transaction occurred nearly nine years
ago, since which time I have been
elected to my present position In tills
IkmIj- and so under the precedents can
not be removed therefrom, and not
withstanding the fact that it is con
trary to sound public policy and is In
the Interests of wrongdoers that any
one who makes known or assists in:
bringing to punishment ofllclal wrong- At c,ose of nrst week ln -March
doing shall be punished, I nm Informed I Plentv of robins came with a few
that it Is now proposed by some of bluebirds, and other summer birds
your members to appoint a committee I followe1 while nearly all our snow
-which shall prepare and present to!and lc0 melted without rain. Near
this body charges against me ostensi 1 m? weather station, first snowdrop
bly because of my connecUon with the1 ,lowera Pened tno 18tM- and flrst
transaction in the venr 1001, but in 1 wlld flowers tho 22d over a wook
truth and in fact because of what I before the,r reSu,ar tlme- At close
have done this year at your request of the month Bevcral klndB of ear'y
and nt the instigation of one who nt ' flowers v,croJ. "looming freely, show
the time was n member of this body lnB hndB .f bright flowers of
and that 11 trial of ki.pI. rhnra lu
r- ' Mun
proposed to be had nnd an nttempt
mode to expel me as a member of this
"I am also informed that some ol ,
your number profess to feel that they
cannot remain In the senate If I am to
be here, and yet some of these sumc
senators have been members of the ;
legislature ior years und as such had
come to know the reputation nnd the
true character of the senator who hag
but so lately left us and to know the
worklugH of the regime of which he
was a part and, knowing of the charge
against him, which has now by youi
and their votes been declared true,
nevertheless took pleasure on Jan. D
last In voting to elevate him to the
high nnd honorable office of senate
leader, the second ln succession to the
governorship of this, great state.
"I have no desire to remain a mem
ber of this great legislative body If
tny presence is to give offense to any
of Jts members. 1 realize and from the
beginning have fully realized that wltb
the feeling Jiere nH It is my usefulness
to my district as n member of this
legislature Is at 1111 end."
$15,000 For Fih Culture Station.
Washington, April 0. X bill apprty
prlatlnif $10,000 for the establishment
of an auxiliary fish cultural station In
connoctlm with tho fish station at
Nashua, N. II., passed the senate.
Of the Week
II lltl tllit
Mr. Theo. Day Knows, nml He Tells
Us What He Knows.
Total rainfall with melted snow,
measured on four days Is 43 Inches,
which is 2.80 Inches less than
March average of 3.23 Inches for
42 years; from .43 Inch this year to
5.78 in March, 1871. Last year It
was 2.70 tnelies nn tilno Hnvc cinni.-
measured a half Inch the 17th. with
traces four other days. Total for
the winter 72.5 Inches, last year
53.5 inches for the same time; aver
ago for March 13.7 inches for 56
years; from a trace in 1903, and
half-Inch this year, to 38 inches in
March Temperature 1910, high
est was registered from 23 degrees
14th, to 80 degrees 30th; average
50.9 degrees. Is 12.7 degrees higher
than last year. Highest on my rec
ord In March beforo this date, for
r,l -Years was 7.9 degrees. 21'th 1373,
29th 1907, and 29th. 1910. Lowest
was 45 degrees 2ath, down to 7
degrees 18th; average 25 degrees.
Last year lowest was 7 below, Cth;
aml ,owest on m' record ln March
2" dCBe8 belw zero the
i8th', 1900. Range this year was
live uugrees isi, 10 uegrees z-un;
average 25.9 degrees; last year
Warmest day, 30th, mean 61.5
degrees, last year 10th and 28th
we're warmest days with means 40
This year coldest day was 14th,
mean 19 aegrees, and last year, 6th,
16 degrees. Mean for month 37.9
degrees Is 8.C degrees higher than
last year, and 7.5 degrees above
March average of 30.4 degrees for
46 years; from 19.5 degrees in
1885, to 41.2 degrees in 1903.
Fifteen days were clear, fourteen
fair and two cloudy; average 67
per cent, of sunshine, nearly as
much as we have during some of
our dry, hot summer months, Pre-
vailing winds northwest.
muny anaava 01 colors
Dyherry, Pa., April 1.
CAUSE OF THAT EXPLOSION.
Three Hundred Pounds or Erie's
Powder ut Black Rock,
jnny persons or Port JervlB were
awakened' at about 12:30 o'clock.
Tuesday nlcht. by n terrific explosion.
The shock was more severely felt at
farm houses along the Neverslnk,
at Huguenot and Guymard. Persons
in the employ of the Erie who were
up at that hour saw a flash In the
eastern sky followed by a heavy ex
plosion and trembling of tho earth.
It was not known whnt caused the
explosion until tho following morn
ing, when Erie employes discovered
that the company's powder house at
Black Rock had exploded. The
building was situated in the woods
hack from the track and contained
upwards of 300 pounds of blasting
powder and dynamite, used for
blasting purposes' on thp mountain by
The forest llres raging in the vl
clntly for several days past had
reached tho magazine and exploded
the powder, tho jar of which set off
tho dynamite. Nothing was left of
the building, and a big hole waB
found on tho spot where it stood.
Trees and bruBh in tho vicinity were
torn out by tho roots by the forco
of the explosion and heavy boulders
thrown ln every direction,
"".-. wi nvi mr.ii.-i r.iiMiuuui. huh i.. i.ewis unit -.Mother" Joihm are heading the str k ng coal miners. W 11.
Sim . testimony as the Icing of lobbyists In the fire Insurance graft scandal of New York. Albert W. Wolter Is charge." " 1 the rn, -dor
of Hutli heeler, a wixteeii-vear-old stenographer.
tor Allds was found guilty of the Conger bribery charge. Senator Percy of .Mississippi is being Investigated bv Gov-
Noel on charge of paying for Ills senate seat. Justice Brewer of the United States supreme court died. Sir Ernest Shae
:i, the south pole explorer, Is being honored in this country. Catherine Mnuz. sixteen vears old, Is under arrest at Musllloii
fllllfilnii r.f ..t..t.,u il.
TERRIFIC EXPLOSION AT JElt-i
MYN POWDER MILL.
With .1 rumbling report and Jar
Smrlh"d" ,n'.?.r.ni:,gJ..I.a!t::anl Rd. Besides her husband.
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another who died later.
mill was the first to go up.
Two minutes after the first ex-
plosion the wheel mill also blew up,
naming boards having pierced the
structure and started a fire. Klias
Cobb and Alfred .Moon were at work
in the press mill, and William Ar
thurs was in the wheel mill, which
Is. about fifty feet distant. All three
men were blown up. Moon and
Cobb both landed in the Lackawanna
river, which runs alongside the press
Lmill,r Moon lauded on a large rock
in the middle of the stream, and was
rescued shortly nfterwards. He was
burned from head to foot, and was
removed to the Emergency hospital
at Carbondale, where he died on Sat
urday. The body of Cobb sank In
the river and was not found until
Friday morning at 10 o'clock.
William Arthurs, who was at work
In the other mill, landed on an em
bankment seventy-five feet from
where the accident occurred. Every
stltcii of his clothes had been blown
from the body, and he wns also
burned about the head and body. ' Know him. Ho is survived by a
He died at his home a short distance slster, who lived with him and pre
from the plant, several hours after 1 sl'led over his household. .Mr.
the accident. I Kinsman had never married. Fun
The two buildings where the ex-. eral services were held at his late
plosion occurred are isolated from 1 home on Sunday nt 2 p. m., Rev. A.
tho rest of the plant owing to the L Wnittaker of Grace church, offl
large amount of explosives they con- j ciuted. Interment was made In
tain. It could not be learned the ex- 1 Glen Dyherry.
act amount of powder ln the mills, '
oui owing to tno iorce or the explo-'
sion it is thought there were several
tons. The buildings were consider
ed fireproof and had an outer cover
ing of sheet Iron. This iron, as also
the machinery in the mills, weigh
ing thousands of pounds, was thrown
high In the air. A large piece of
machinery weighing In the neighbor
hood of live tons was thrown a dis
tance of about two hundred feet on
the other sldo of the river. Trees
were torn up by the roots and scat
tered in nil directions. An embank
ment about thirty feet high was
torn out for a distance of about fifty
reet and hundreds of tons of dirt
and rock were carried away.
Small chips, none of which wore
more than three Inches in length,
were picked up two miles from the
scone. Tho river for about half a
mile was littered with broken tim
bers nnd twisted Iron and machin
ery, and the stono and concrete
foundations of the buildings were
broken clean through. A heavy
timber was burled In tho embank
ment about five feet.
Flro Immediately followed tho ex
plosion, but owing to the efficient
fire Bervlco at tho plant, the lire was
Hundreds of windows ln Jorrayn
and Mnyflold wore shattered by the
The cause of tho explosion is un
known and perhaps will never bo
ascertained. Mnny theories are
bolng advanced, soma claiming it
was caused by spontaneous combuB
tlon whilo others believe that it was
due to a Jar. There Is llttlo loft of
the building by which to Investigate
to any advantage, and tho cause of
the sad occurrence will probably al
ways remain a mystery,
'PACIFIC COAST rOINTS
Via Erlo Railroad.
Ask Ticket Agent for particulars,
lwto Ap. 9.
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' James Manaton, one sister. Mrs. Wm.
Bowen. of Honesdale, survives. Fun-
eral was held Wednesday morning
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HARRIS William Harris,
aged 81, died at his home in Hurn-
wood on Sunday, March 27th. He
nad been ill with pneumonia. Mr,
Harris was born in Paupack town
ship and afterwards lived in Star
ucca. He was a candidate for Reg
ister and Recorder on the Democratic
ticket at one time. He is survived
bya widow, three sons, and two
daughters, D. W. Harris of Carbon
dale, being one of his sons. Inter
ment wns made at East Ararat, Pa.
K I N S M A N William Kinsman,
or Berlin township, one or Wayne's
most respected citizens, died at his
home on Smith Hill on Friday morn
ing, aged seventyrthree years, seven
months and six days. Mr. Kinsman
was a prosperous farmer and had
lived at his late home all his life.
nnd wns highly respected by all who
uuuinsoiN Amanda M.
Stearns, wife of John Robinson, died
of pneumonia at tho home of her
daughter, .Mrs. F. L. Smith, of Dy
herry. April 2. 1910. Deceased
was a representative of n very
prominent family, her parents being
Ira and. Maria (Plumb) Stearns,
natives or Massachusetts, the former
of Attlehoro, the later or West
chester. Mrs. Robinson was the
last survivor of a family of eleven
children. She was united in mar
rlnge March 17th, 1859, to the hus
band who survives her. now in his
84th year. She leaves also to mourn
her loss three sons nnd one daugh
ter, namely, James A. and Frank M.
of Honesdale; Fred J., who owns
thoir fine homestead in Lebanon
and Mabel F., wife or Frank L.
Smith, or Dyherry. She is also sur
vived by six grandchildren. Tho
funeral services wore hold at 10 a.
m. Tuesday, April 5th, at the home
of her daughter; Mrs. F. L. Smith,
Rev. J. B. Cody officiating. Her
threo sons nnd son-in-law noted as
pall-bearers. Intermont was made
In the East Dyherry cemetery.
KINGSBURY Glenn, the
youngest son or Mr. and Mrs. William
Kingsbury, died at tho family resi
dence, in Buckingham township,
Sunday evening, March 27, at 11
o'clock, aged 15 years. His death
resulted from appendicitis. He was
a student In Hancock High school
and after returning homo Wednes
day arternoon of last week, com
plalndd of a pain ln his right side.
His father upon examination, Thurs
day, found a protuberance nnd at
once telephoned for Dr. Lester Wool
Bey. Tho doctor diagnosed tho case
as appendicitis, and advised an im
mediate operation. Dr. W. Mooro of
Blnghamton, waB summoned, and
assisted by Dr. Woolsey performed
tho tiBual oporatlon on Friday after
noon. After the Incision had been
made no hopes of saving the boy's
life wero entertained, aa tho appen
dix was found to be ruptured and
peritonitis had sot in. Besides his
parents he is survived by one broth
er, Hale, and one sister, Hazel. The
funeral, which was largely nttended,
was held at the house Tuesday after
noon, March 30th, Rev. Schultz of
the Baptist church, officiating. Inter
ment was made In Riverview ceme
tery. MARS H Charles A. Marsh,
aged 38 years and 6 months, died
at his home In Bunnelltown on
Tuesday morning at 10 minutes af-
tpr 1 1 o'clock, of Brlght's disease fol
lowed by convulsions. He was an
axe maker, having followed that
trade for about twenty years. De
ceased was a son of Lou Marsh,
1 who married Minnie Long, and af
ter his death, she married a Mr.
Shaffer, and lives in Peckville. Be
sides his mother, .Mrs. Shaffer, he
is survived by his wife, Theresa
Ackerman, and one son, Lewis
Marsh; also two brothers, Guy and
Ike. of Peckville, and two step
sisters, Mrs. George Spencer of
this "place, and Myrtle Shaffer,
of Peckville, and one step
brother, Allen Shaffer or Peckville.
Funeral will he held on Friday ar
ternoon at 2 o'clock.
HATH A W A Y Abraham L.
Hathaway died on Friday, March 25,
ln the New York Hospital, New York
City, where he went on the previous
Tuesday for treatment. Although
suffering from a complication of dis
eases, the primary cause of his death
was pneumonia. .Mr. Hathaway
was born near Equlnunk, Pa Jan. 8,
1845, nnd was a carpenter by trade.
About fifteen years ago he went to
New York City, where he had since
followed his vocation. About a year
after going to the city he was in
capacitated for a time by n severe
attack of infiniumatory rheumatism,
from which he never fully recovered.
Being a man of great determination
and nerve, he continued at his work
mnny times when a man or less de
termination would have been In bed.
He was a single man, and is surviv
ed by one sister, Mrs. Peter Aplan
aip, or .Hancock, and two brothers,
John Hnthaway or Equlnunk, and
Jesse Hathaway or Lookout, Pa.
Tho Junior Order United American
Workmen, or which deceased was a
member, had charge or the service
held at Englowood, N. J., Sundny.
Sunday night his remains were tak
en to Equlnunk, and tho funeral held
Monday arternoon at 2:30 o'clock In
the church at South Branch.
This district will be known as the
Scrnnton District. The following
are the appointments made ln Wayne
county and nearby places:
L. C. Murdock, Superintendent.
Ariol F. A. Van Sclver.
Beach Lake W. J. Soymour.
Bethany W. B. SIgnor.
Carbondale T. F. Hall.
Carley Rrook Supply.
Cherry Ridge Supply.
Clifford J. A. Tuthlll.
Damascus J. M. Coleman.
Forest City C. H. Sackett.
Gibson U. R. Hanton.
Hamllnton J. II. Boyce.
Hnwjey B. P. RIploy.
Honopdalo-T-W. IL HUIer.
Jorrayn y, a. Simpson.
Lnke Como Supply.
Moscow S, B, Murray.
Narrowsburg Walter Walker.
Nicholson B. W. Dir.
Orson O. G. Russell.
Prompton L. E. Sanford.
Pleasant Mount G. W. T. Schonk.
Sterling W. O. Begstor.
South Canaan Supply.
Unlondale O. L. Buck.
Waymart U. C. Burch.
HAVE YOU EVER TRIED ONE OF
THOSE LITTLE ADS?
Mrs. Chris. Erk has returned rrom
an extended visit to her daughter,
Mrs. Fred Hann, or Easton.
.Margaret Greene, or St. Agnes
School, Albany, N. Y., is spending
her vacation at her home here.
Miss Dorothy Menner nnd friend,
Miss Wing, left Saturday to resume
their studies at Vassnr College.
Mrs. O. L. Rowland and daughter
Lucille, attended the Symphony con
cert In Scrnnton on Monday evening.
Earl Sherwood has returned from
a business trip to Washington, D.
C, in the interest of F. G. Farnham.
Misses Romalne and Olive Wrnnn
of Scranton, were guests of the Misses
fcriarcct, 01 Eleventh street over Sun
day. Angus M. Lawyer, of Now York
City, Is visiting his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Lawyer, of Thirteenth
.Miss Gertrude Murrraan, who has
been teaching at Fairmount. Pa., left
Monday for West Chester for the
Frank Walters, manager of the
Maple City Green House, is enter
taining his sister. Miss Henrietta
Earl .Mitchell and Jos. Schilling
left Monday for Brooklyn, N. Y
where they have accepted positions
at glass cutting.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Spencer and
children have moved from Scranton
to Honesdale where they will make
their future home.
Mrs. G. S. Roos, of 1505 Mul
berry street, Scranton, has' return
ed home after spending a vacation
In Honesdale. Tribune-Republican.
W. B. Coleman, of Nyack, N. Y.,
who has been visiting at the home
of Mr. and .Mrs. Wm. H. Hawken
and other ilonesdale relatives for
tho past few days, will return home
Misses Margaret and Mary Mum
ford, Louise, Edgar and Mary Fos
ter, left Saturday morning for Pat
erson, N J., where they will be en
tertained ror a week at a house par
ty given by Miss Molly Parker.
Mr. and Mrs. Georgo Locklin nnd
daughter Marjorie, or Peckville, Pa.,
were guests or Mrs. George S.
Spettlgue on Sunday and Monday.
Mr. Locklin returned home yester
day, while .Mrs. Locklin and daugh
ter will remain for a few dnys.
Miss Grace Bailey of Willow Ave.
was married on Saturday morning
to Edward William McHale, a bridge
building engineer of considerable
prominence ln Philadelphia. The
marriage ceremony was performed
at 6 a. m. by the Rector of Grace
church. Rev. A. L. Whlttaker. The
happy couple left on the early morn
ing train, and will make their home
in Germantown, Phillphla.
Petition to continue the parole or
George Relller, who was an inmate
of the Asylum or Insane at Dan
ville, wns granted.
The petition or Albert T. Mitchell,
gunrdlan or Drusella Young, to
amend the discretion or certain
land ordered to be sold, was grant
The petition or the Scranton
Trust Company, as guardian or
Wesley and Georce Adams, minor
children tor right to sell certain
properties for S1600, was granted.
In the matter or the account or
May M. Foster, now .Mat- M. nnvis.
guardian or Georgo O. Davis, minor
cnuu or C. M. Foster, O. L. Row
land appointed auditor to pass up
on exceptions to guardian's account.
AGAINST DEADLY HATPINS.
Bill Makes It Misdemeanor to Wear
One That Sticks Out Far.
Washington, April 5. Washington
will follow the lend of Chicago ln pro
hibiting the wearing by women of
long, dangerous und stylish hatpins If
n bill Introduced In the house by Rep
resentative Coudrey of Missouri be
comes a law.
It makes It a misdemeanor for any
woman to wear a hatpin the point of
which sticks out more than one inch
beyond the hat through which It Is
RUBE WADDELL WEDS.
Famous Pitcher, Recently Divorced,
Takes Bride In St. Louis.
St. Louis, April 5. Georgo Edward
(Rube) Wadilell, tho St. Louis Amerl
enn's eccentric southpaw, secured a
marriage license hero upon his return
from the training trip und was mar
ried to Miss Madge Magulre, aged
nineteen, of New Orleans.
( Rubo fell ln lave with Miss Mngulrn
'wjipn ho nttended her birthday party
hero Hay 18 of last year while sho waa
attending school here, and they be
came engaged when ho telegraphed her
recoatly that ho had divorced Mrs.
May Wynne Wnddell after ho had
beer, married to the latter flvo months.