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5 Wayne County Organ
Weekly Founded, 1844
I of the
I REPUBLICAN PARTY
HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1908.
BALLOON IN SEA
Aeronauts Saved by Crew
of Passing Steamship.
MORE ILL LUCK FOR RACERS.
Accident Happens to the St. Louis,
One of the Three American
Entries In the Inter
Berlin, Oct. 14. The second of th&
three American balloons that started
In the race for the International trophy
from Schmnrgcndurf has met disaster
In the North sea. The St. Kinds,
manned by N. II. Arnold of North Ad
urns, Mass., and Harry J. How.ltt, was
carried overland by treacherous air
currents, and later In the ha.e the
aeronauts lost their hearings until sud
denly they saw the. guard lights of an
This meant that they must descend
or risk the danger of being driven far
out of the track of vessels. They
chose the former course, and for an
hour they were buffeted by the waves,
almost giving up In despair.
Eventually they were rescued by n
lifeboat, nud the first Intimation that
an accident had occurred to the St.
Louis was conveyed In a jvireless mes
sage from Arnold, sayiTig, "Lost every
thing In the North sea last night."
Following so closely on the dramatic
experience of A. Holland Forbes and
Augustus Post, the navigators of the
Conqueror, which burst at an altitude
of 4,000 feet soon after the start of
the race, both men having a thrilling
cscope from death, the disaster to the
St. Louis was the subject of excited
Interest in Berlin.
f Correspondents were nblc to com
muulcatc with Mr. Arnold nt Wil
lie! niRhavcn, to which place he had
been transported by one of the torpe
do boats which was sent out to render
assistance to any of the balloonlsts
who might drift out over the water.
Mr. Arnold told a graphic story of
their descent and rescue by a lifeboat.
"All day Monday, with the exception
of the early afternoon, we were unable
to see the earth, and we lowered the
balloon repeatedly to communicate
with the people to ascertain our where
abouts. Apparently we could not make
them understand, bu,t this probably
was duo to our poor German. Finally
we decided to risk proceeding, still
having twenty sacks of ballast.
"Moving in a northwesterly direc
tion In tho evening, wo passed a city
the lights of which were visible live
miles to the west, and wo learned later
that It was Bremerlmven. Soon after
ward we noticed lighthouses and
buoys which convlncod us that we
were raovlug above big water, but we
had no Idea whero we were.
"In order to avoid drifting out of
the lino of ship truffle we concluded to
go down to the water, but before do
ing so wo put on life preservers. This
was a perilous task, for it was dark
and there was great danger of being
swamped In the basket.
"After pitching about In the water
for almost an hour and giving up all
hopos of rescue Hewitt, who had
climbed into the rigging, discovered
"Soon after we saw a lifebont ap
proachlng us. The boat, however,
could not reach us, as we were being
dragged through the waves at tho rate
of about fifteen or twenty miles an
hour. The boatmen shouted to us to
Jump ovorboard, which wo did.
"About ten minutes later I was pick
ed up by tho boat, which in the mean
time had saved my companion, Hew
itt." Captain J. O. McCoy, the commander
of tho American balloon Amorlca II.,
which landed, reached Berlin. Ho gave
an Interesting account of his journey
Jn the air.
"Wo flow 150 miles" he said, "and
then were becalmed for four hours,
Tho wind shifted, and we returned In
tho direction of Berlin. Wo then trav
eled northward in a thick fog and
were unnblo to rend the maps. Sud
denly we discovered that we were over
water and docldcd to descend. This
was accomplished with some dltllculty,
and wo landed In a treetop near Wis
mar, on the shores of the Baltic. Wo
were within ten yards of tho steep
cliffs, but wo climbed out of our dan
gerous position with the assistance of
Wa WAm MiHrrnrl irt mifr lrvn Hin
trees in order to save the balloon.
"The duration of our flight was 82
hours 7 minutes, during which wo did
not sleop at any time. Although wo
were obliged to descend, we had suffi
cient ballast to stay up for nnothcr
Three of the balloons in tho raco aro
still unaccounted for. They aro the
Gorman balloon Busley, tho Spanish
CMtlUa and tho Swiss Helvetia,
A report received hero from Wniigor
leog Island, In (lie North sen. says Hint
n Imlloon passed over there, 1ml, that
there were no further tidings of It,
'J'he llotllla of torpedo liont destroyers
Is searching Ihe North sea. where a
thick fog prevails.
The English lialloon Itiuishee. so far
ns present estimates fro. has covered
the longest distance In the race, 27."
TO RAISE YANKEE.
Compressed Air to De Used In Attempt
to Save Cruiser.
Washington, Oct. 11.-The navy de
partment awarded to lolm Arl.uekle
the wealthy coffee merchant of Ihu.ik
lyn, the contract for ilo-itln-. the l ull- j
ed States cruiser Yankee, which went:
on the Hen and Chickens, In Ruwiirds I
ay, about three weeks ago. I
The method to lie used by Mr. Ar-!
buckle Is that of compressed air. which
up to this time has been applied suc
cessfully but twice, anil for this reason 1
ihe outcome of tilt matter will be
watched with Interest by naval men
Ily the terms of thu contract Mr. Ar
buckle on the delivery of the Yankee
at tho Brooklyn navy yaid Is to re
celve SS'.of'O. He estimates that It will
cost him !f."ll,oi.() n do the woik. thus
giving a profit of $:!7.."0i). If lie spend
$.i(Mli)0 and Is unsuccessful. I hen the
government Is to reimburse hint to the
extent of $.0,H(). f because el "causc!-
beyond his control" he llnils before the
expenditure of the .frii'.oiut th.il the ves
sel cannot be floated, the I'ultel Slates
will still reimburse him for half of
what he has spent.
Russian Cruiser Spitted on Itccf.
St. Petersburg, Oct. l-l.-The Itus
slan cruiser Oloir, which l-iu ay round
about twenty miles from I.i'iau. is fast
on a reef. Kll'orts at refloating her
have been unsuccessful.
IMPLICATES MRS. ERB.
Coachman's Wife Declares She Shot
at Captain Three Months Ayo.
Media, Pa., Oct. 1 (.-Detect Ives in
vestigating (lie killing of Captain .1.
Clayton Krb at Bed Cables, his sum
mer homo, report that Mrs. Eugene
Poulson, wlfoof Krb's negro coach
man, lus made'tldrf srarCmnit:
"One morning about three months
ogo I heard Mrs. Krb and Captain Krb
EliB SUMMEIt HOME,
quarreling. Mrs. Krb protested that
something her husband asserted was
true was false. Then I heard a shot.
Captain Krb came running downstairs.
He ran Into tho kitchen. He was pule
and said something about being shot
at by his wife and the bullet lodging
in tho wall.
"Some time soon afterward I hoard
another Quarrel. The captain came
running down the stairs. There was a
wound on the forehead. He said that
his wife had thrown nn ice pitcher at
NEW YORK VOTE DROPS.
Registration Indicates Thcro Will Be
a Shortage of 53,000 Ballots.
New York, Oct. 14. The total regis
tration hero, with n few districts miss
ing, is 081,730. This means a veto ot
047,000 compared with 051,000 in the
last presidential year.
With n normal Increase of voting
population in four years and n corre
sponding Increase in registration the
figures this year would be about 710,
000 with a vote of about 700,000. On
this basis tho shortage in the registra
tion is about fi8,000.
Republican County Chairman Her
bert Parsons declares that the short
age represents tho number of Illegal
votes that were counted In 1001.
Thousands of Chickens Roasted.
Chicago, Oct. 14. Several thousand
chickens were destroyed by lire In the
wholesale produce market here.
WILLS BRAIN TO COLLEGE.
Dr. Alexander Wilder Adds to Pro
Newark, N, J Oct. l l.-Tho brain of
Dr. Alexander Wilder, journalist and
author of many works on evolution,
philosophy, psychology and medicine,
was bequeathed to Professor Burt
Green Wilder of Cornell university.
Professor Wilder has made an un
usually complete collection of brains.
Latest on Abruzzl-Elkins Match,
London, Oct. 14.Thc Dally Tele
graph's Rome correspondent says that
he Is able to stale on the highest au
thority that tho wedding of the Duke
of the Abruzssl and Miss Klklns will
certainly occur very soon,
TAFT GETS II JUL
front Trucks of Candidates
Car Off Tracks.
IHE IS ONLY SLIGHTLY DELAYED
ffr.iin Proceeds on Its Tourney After
a Halt of Half an Hour, and
He Makes a Speech
Sterling, O., Oct. M. The first cam
ally to the Tail special In all its trav
els occumd as tho train pulled Into a
siding at this place. The front truck
of Judw Toft's car and the rear truck
of n Pullman Just ahead or It left the
track. The train whs coining to a slop,
and the car of the candidate did not
move a length after the accident.
One of the Journals of the truck was
cracked, but was pronounced to be
sale. The delay on account of the de
railment was Just thirty minutes, but
this, added to the time which had been
previously lost, put the special an hour
behind in leaving Sterling.
The cause of the accident was ascrlh
cd to the spreading of the rails of the
siding on which the special was mov
ing in the transfer from the Krle to
the Baltimore and Ohio road.
Mr. Tafl. though somewhat shaken
up, made his speech to the people of
Sterling while the railroad men were
putting his car on the track.
In the midst of the steel and iron
district of Cleveland Mr. Tuft com
manded the closest attention of nn Im
lie declared that the decisions he
had rendered while on the bench and
for which lie was now condemned by
Mr. Bryan and Mr. Rompers were In
reality the legal basis of labor organ
izations of (lie present day, and upon
that basis they had grown and pros
pered until they were' stronger than
WANTS CANTEENS RESTORED.
General Mills Says Soldiers Ought to
Have Boer and Fruit.
"Washington, Oct. 1 t.-Rcnoral Mills
recommends a more liberal policy In
supplying troops In (lie Philippines
with apples, American oranges, lemons
and grapefruit and with sugar cured
lie also recommends thai until abso
lute prohibition becomes an a tual fact
throughout the Fulled States post ex
changes should be restored the right
to furnish beer to soldiers.
POSSE CAPTURES NEGRO.
Citizens Arrest Criminal an Hour Aft
er Attack on Girl.
Charlotte, N. C, Oct. 14. Miss Pearl
Tucker, sixteen years old, was attack
ed by a negro In the woods near Con
cord, twenty miles north of Charlotte.
The girl was picking cotton in a Held,
and the negro threatened to kill her if
she gave an alarm.
A posse of 71)0 citizens quickly form
ed and captured a suspect an hour
after the crime was committed.
Bennet Succeeds Du Pont.
New York, Oct. 14. Chairman Hitch
cock of tho Republican national com.
mlttoc nnnounced that Representative
W. S. Bennett, member of tho lower
house of congress from Now York city,
hnd been selected as chairman of tho
speakers' bureau In place of Mr. Du
Pont, who recently resigned.
Will Make Nine New York Speeches.
New York, Oct. 14. National Chair
man Mack announced that Mr. Bryan
would make nine speeches In New
York clt.V on' his visit there on Oct. 20.
Mr. Bryan will speak four limes in
Chicago on Oct. 10.
DR. OILMAN DEAD.
Former President of Johns Hopkins
University Passes Away Suddenly.
Norwich, Conn., Oct. 14. Tho death
ot Dr. Daniel Colt Oilman of Haiti
more, formerly president of Johns
Hopkins university, occurred here sud
denly. He had gone to his room to
prepare for a drive after dinner, whero
he was found helpless on tho floor by
Dr. Oilman was born hero July 0,
Farmer Shoots Schoolboy Sons,
(loldsberry, Mo., Oct. 14. -D. O. Sea
man, a fanner, went to the district
sMiool, called out his two sons, aged
ten and twelve years, shot one of them
dead, mortally wounded tho other and
then shot and killed himself.
Was Last Surviving "Bucktall."
Atlantic City, N. ,T., Oct. 14,-Colonel
Kdward A. Irvln, said to he the last
surviving olllcer of the famous "Penn
sylvania Bucktnlls," died -suddenly,
LEST WE FORGET.
Glimpses at the Post Happen
ings In lloncsdalc's Early
Sixty years ago, when the Krio rail
road was being extended through Sulli
van and Delaware counties in New York,
to Susquehanna in this State nud thence
on to Binghainton and the west, Scran
ton & Pratt had thecontract for furnish
ing the iron, a large proportion of which
was carted Irom Houesdalu to Big
I'.ddy, (Narowsburg), Cochecton, Kqui-
nunk, and other points. Hundreds of
tons were so hauled, John A. Patinor
being the local agent to contract with
the owners of teams for its transporta
tion, (iood prices in cash were paid for
the work, and the job added not a little
to the prosperity of the town, and the
villages through which the loads were
hauled. The job occupied most of the
winter of 1SI7-S.
In the early tannery days cash was
generally paid for bark and "slaughter
lades," while calf, kip, and deerskins
ind Inrse hides were usuallv "traded
out" at the (annervstores. 1. P. Foster
& Sons did a very large and prolitahle
business on this basis.
In another column will be found nn
advertisement of the Secor Typewriter,
invented by J. 1$. Secor, formerly a
icsidcnt of this place. Tho machines
are built in Derby, Conn., by the Secor
Typewriter Co., who have one of the
tlnest plantsof its kind in the world, and
of which Mr. Secor is general manager.
). P. Secor, father of the inventor,
himself a man of great skill and ingo
nuiily, came to Honesdale and started a
factory in tin; building formerly occu
pied by Dr. W. F. Denton, for the manu
facture and repair of guns. It was in
die days of hunting and turkey and target
diooting, and the rifles and shotguns
turned out by Mr. Secor attained a very
enviable reputation among sportsmen
and marksmen. It is quite likely that
I. B. Secor's inventive faculty received
Us lir.it stimulus in his father's shop.
The first soda fountain set up in
Honesdale was brought here by A. J.
Ivans and located in his saloon, which
ic called "The Wayne County Retreat,"
i the basement of the Foster Brothers
'lore, known as "llrick Store No. 1,'
! the corner of Main and Ninth streets,
i was built after the manner of the bcci
meets then in common use, a goos
."k on a marble slab at one end of tin
uinler constituting all of the fountaii
i sight quite a different affair from tin
narblo and onyx and silver anil plate
lass mirror creations of to-day. Ice
ream, small beer and lemonade hai'
icon the dainty refreshments previously
'erved, and when on May Day, 184(1,
Ihe first glass of soda was drawn, it was
i matter of town talk.
The original idea of connecting the
'wo hemispheres by telegraph was by
.ayof Hchring's strait, the Milwaukee
Wisioiisimi thus speculating on such an
.ichievement as early as February, 1818:
'A suggestion has recently been made
that eventually the whole world will be
connected by the telegraph. London
and Paris and St. Petersburg can be
united with New York, by carrying the
line to the Pacilic coast, and running it
thence along the coast to Behrings the
narrow strait winch separates Asia from
America crossing over Siberia and Rus
sia to Moscow, Warsaw, Vienna, Berlin,
Frankfort and Paris, and thence to Lon
don. This is a gigantic undertaking.
At present it may seem impracticable,
as did the Krio canal thirty years ago.
Its length cannot be less than 12,000
miles. Five thousand miles of tele
graph will soon bo in operation in the
United States. Whero tho lines will be
extended w ithin tho next twenty years,
and how much of the globe will bo cm
braced within tho magnetic chain tho
imagination can scarcely conceive."
Ten years later Europe and America
were indeed connected by telegraph,
hut not over tho practically overland
route as suggested. Tho llftieth anniver
sary of the sending of tho first cable
message across tho Atlantic ocean was
celebrated on Monday, August 17th, last,
the original event having occurred Aug
ust 17, 1S58. Four years previously Cy
rus . Field enlisted Peter Cooper,
David Dudley Field, Marshall O. Rob
erts, Moses Taylor and Chandler Whito
in the enterprise of laying tho cable, al
though the only submarino wires tested
up to that date lay between Governors'
Island and Castle Garden. There were
great doings in Honesdale when tho flrst
message arrived from Queen Victoria in
response to one from President Buchan
anhand playing, a procession, bon
tires, etc. It required several years
however, to bring tho system to perfec
tion. There nro now thirteen separato
cables connecting the United States with
Joseph Atkinson, Sr., died May 5,
Nathan M. Bartlett Sept. 10,
George Burnett Feb. 12,
Jeremiah T. Barnes Feb. 20,
John II. Crandnll Oct. 121,
John I). Delezenne Aug. 23,
Atwell Foster Feb. 10,
Erastus'Guinnip March 1,
Daniel Kimble (Texas) May 17,
Patrick Keenan . Jan. 1(1,
Rev. Gcrshom Williams
(Scott) May 2(1,
New Lutheran Church Plan.
The general council of the Lutheran
church, one of the three general bodies
of that denomination in the United
States, and witli which practically all
the Lutheran congregations iit this sec
tion nro united, lias adopted an alto
gether new plan in carrying on its great
work of home missions. The whole lino
of Held mission secretaries and superin
tendents of the United States nud Cana
da has been called in and they will
make an itinerary of the prominent
Lutheran churches throughout the east,
and as far west as the Mississippi river
during the next two months.
Hundreds of enthusiastic conventions
and rallies will be held from Boston to
Minneapolis to disseminate both infor
mation and incentive. Twenty-seven
prominent pulpits will be occupied each
Sunday in various large centers of pop
ulation by the representatives of the
Home Mission cause, and on the follow
ing Monday a joint convocation will be
held at some central point to consider
the work in detail and at which from
ten to twelve speakers will bo heard.
The pastors and representative laymen
from each church will attend.
The tour began at Allentown on Sept.
llllh and will continue until Oct. Hist,
tho anniversary of the reformation of
the sixteenth century.
A visit to Mknnkk &Co.'r Cloak and
Suit department will convince buyers
of the style and cloth qualities of their
season's suits. 22eitf
Tho Republican candidate for tho
Fourteenth Congressional District com
posed of Wayne, Wyoming, Bradford
and Susquehanna counties, Col. Charles
C. Pratt, is, strictly speaking, a man of
tho people. His homo at Now Milford is
an old fashionedcountryresidence where
lie spends most of his time with his wife,
a woman of culture and refinement,
mingles witli their neighbors and friends.
A more hospitable homo cannot bo im
agined. Just in the prime of life, possessed of
proved first-class business ability, genial
in his overy-day life, ns hosts of friends
testify, a common man in the highest
senso of that term, a past that is clean
and unsullied, and an undenietl ambi
tion for public life, briefly outlines tho
man. During tho short campaign pre
ceding tho primaries Col. Pratt made
but few statements, but when he spoke,
lio said things just as ho does things.
On tho subject of tho oflico to which he
aspires ho said : "I havonopct Uieories
of legislation, but look upon congress ns
tho representative oflico for running the
great business in tho world." Ho also
has gono on record regarding his posi
tion in tho matter of pensions for nil
who havo served their country, claim
ing that such pensions should bo easily
secured without a profusion of "red
tapo" and only surrounding absolutely
Not a Certain Cure.
The publicity given by the nowspapera
to the paper of Dr. Denslow at tho
Academy of Medicine in Now York, on
locomotor ntaxia, and to a statement
made by Dr. M. Allen Starr, of Now
York, in regard to the improvement mado
by such patients from his clinic, has led
Dr. Starr to make a signed statement in
tho New York Times, warning the vic
tims of that dread disease against too
much hope of an illusive kind. Dr.
Starr says :
"I wish to make it clear that I mado
no statement that the patients of whom
I had knowledge were 'cured.' All
these patients had organic locomotor
ntaxia, with those signs of tho diseaao
familiar to physicians, known as loss of
reflex action, and all of them still show
these signs nud also other evidenco of
the existence of tho disease. Hence nono
of them arc 'cured.' All of them,
however, were rcmarknbly improved,
rendered morecomfortablo, and enabled
to go to work, whero formerly incapaci
tated, and tliis result I have rarely seen
produced by nny other form of treat
ment. I think this improvement ia all
which Dr. Denslow claimed in his paper
for his method of treatment."
Philadelphia is one of tho largest,
most prosperous, enterprising and great
est manufacturing cities in tho United
States, it has 105 National banks, trust
companies and savings funds, with a
total capital and surplus of $170,000,000
and deposits of $590,000,000. Turns out
eight locomotives every working day of
the year, or 2,501 in twelve months. lias
fifty-seven parks and squares, one of tho
former, Fairmouut, witli 3,341 acres, be
ing the largest in the world. Manufac
tures yearly 5,000,000 hats; over 50,000,
000 yards of carpet; 2,000,000 doen suits
of underwear; 180,000,000 yards of cot
ton piece goods, 12,000,000 dozen hose,
and 28,000,000 yards of woolen goods,
etc., etc., or one-twentieth of all manu
factured articles in the United States. K
Tired Mothers, worn out by the pcevlth,
cross baby, have found Cascaswect a. boon
ami n blessing. Cascaswect Is for babies end
children, and is especially eood tor tho Ills to
common In hot weather. Look for the In
gredients printed on the bottle. Contains no
harmful drugs, Sold by PHIL, The DrUffettt.
necessary safeguards to prevent fraud.
He thinks pensions should bo liberal
and commensurate to the condition of
Col. Pratt's nomination in the district
was clearly tho voice of a largo majority
of tho people. Ho has made no pledges
or promises to any man or men ; in fact,
he would havo withdrawn beforo such
conditions mado his nomination a cer
tainty had such been the case. Tho
method of direct vote, however, gave
each individual the opportunity of his
choice and the result was obvious. Cap
able, courteous and kind ; hopeful for
better things to como; having the inter
ests of his district at heart, and withal a
loyal Republican, who has always given
his best efforts to his party, he deserves)
and wo predict for him tho same gener
ous support ho received for tho nomina
tion. At Washington, Col. Pratt would by
reason of his personality and ability, rep
resent tho old Grow-Wilmot district in
a capablo manner, having good' red
blood coursing through his veins, being
staunch Republican with tho varied
interests of tho people sincerely in view,
ho would make an ideal representative
of tho people with whom lie mingles and
is numbered. TunkhannocK Republi