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Wayne County Orga
Weekly Founded. 1844 1
HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1908.
Weather Bureau Predicts
End of Forest Fires.
WILL REACH HERE ON FRIDAY
It Is Developing Along the South
era Edge of the Rocky Moan
tains and Will Hove
Washington, Oct. 21. The cheering
news thiit tlii! cud of the forest II res
uuw raging In the east Is In sight was
announced liy the weather bureau.
Out along the southern edge of the
Rocky tuountalu states u storm Is
scheduled to appear today, and It will
move northeastward, attended by rains
in the valleys of the central states to
morrow and In the Atlantic states Fri
day or Saturday.
'The rains," announces the bureau,
"promise to be sulllcleutly heavy to ex
tinguish the (Ires In the Allegheny and
"Preceding the storm the tempera
ture will rise over the eastern portion
of tho country."
Blizzard In Montana.
Butte, Mont., Oct. 21. A heavy storm
has cut Butte off from wire communis
cation with the north and west. East
ern Montana reports that blizzards are
delaying trains. The unusual snow Is
believed to have caused loss of sheep.
MATTISON GETS DIVORCE.
Hi Wife Let a Naval Officer Darn
Hole In Her Stocking.
New York, Oct. 21. The uidquc plea
of 'Mrs,iiWchard V. Mattlson, Jr., that
as her husband had abandoned her ex
actly two years before he sued for di
vorce she was therefore excused from
her marriage vows was brushed aside
by Justice Erlanger in the supreme
court. He awarded the .husband an
Interlocutory decree of absolute di
vorce. Mattlson Is the son of Philadelphia's
millionaire "asbestos king." He met
his bride, who was Agnes Crulkshauk,
In Glasgow, and after a short court
ship they were, married In January,
Trouble started after a visit to the
United States battleship West Vir
ginia, lying In Newport harbor. Mat
tlson introduced his wife to the offi
cers, and there was a supper and high
One of the things that happened
was that a young naval officer noticed
a hole In the Scotch lassie's stocking
and darned it while she lay In hl
BIO FEES FOR BROKERS.
Morse Paid Large Commissions While
Manipulating Ice Stock.
New York, Oct. 21. During the two
years In which Charles W. Morse ns
Ice king manipulated Ice stock in the
pools he managed for John W. Gates,
Charles M. Schwab, Isaac Guggen
heim and others he spent the enormous
sum of $1,000,000 for commissions to
This fact was brought out In the
testimony of Edward G. Moxey, the
bank examiner who had gone over the
accounts of the National Bank of
North America, when he was called
ns a witness at the trial of Morse and
Alfred H. Curtis before Judge nough
In the United States court.
SATS LETTERS WERE STOLEN
Writer Charges That Hearst Paid $12,
000 For Oil Correspondence.
New York, Oct. 21. Tho John D.
Archbold Standard Oil letters Involv
ing Sonntor Foraker, Congressman Sib
ley and others which W. B. Hearst has
read in public recently were stolon
from the Archbold flies In 1004 by a
negro employed In Mr. Archbold's of
flee and sold by him to the Hearst pn
pen through a white man, a couflden
tlal messenger of tho Standard Oil
company, according to an article In
Collier's Weekly for Oct. 24. The ne
gro and tho whlto man are said to have
mode a trifle more than ?l2,ooo out of
Mr. Archbold discovered the alleged
theft early In 1005 and discharged
Wlnfleld nnd Stump.
RAS0R HELD FOB MURDER,
Defense Contends He Had No Oaut
For Killing of Orle Lee,
Medina, O., Oct. 21. Guy Kasor, held
for tho murder of Orlo Lee, his sweet
heart, was bound over to tho grand
Jury on a chnrge of first degree mur
The defonie soucht to show that h
had nlways boon devoted to the dead
girl and that he had no cause to kill
Tho famous rcclpo which was offer
ed to housewives to keep the "odor of
boiling onions and cabbage out of the
house" for the modest sum of $1 seems
to have caught on in the fashionable
apartment district of St. Louis. The
recipe, which was only handed out
after the dollar had crossed the magl-
lan's palm was, "Don't boll onions
and cabbage." In order to be Impar
tial the owners of the St. Louis apart
ment house put it "In the lease" that
cabbage, onions and other "odorlfer
tU3 vegetables" shall not be cooked
n tho premises.
There ail? cooking odors more or
less unpleasant to many people which
do not go with the preparation of a
boiled dinner for Instance, frying fat
that ceased to be sweet or the "burn
ing on" of vegetables after the water
in the kettle has evaporated. It will
be a merry war when landlord nnd
tenant nnd neighbors who complain
come to settle nil these tine distinc
tions as to what Is what In the mal
odorous lino. But with that tho world
in general has nothing to do. The
tiuostlon Is upon the common sense
3f anybody banishing from the table
vegetables that make for health and
strength as well as pleasure because
nature happened to endow them with
flavor nil their own. The question
has upset the peace of families and
Imblttcrcd neighborhoods making no
pretense of being "fashionable." If
the St. Louis landlords persist nnd In-
lugurate a national crusade for odor
less cooking they will And allies In
ivory town nnd village. Fortunately
tho farm kitchen Is way to one side,
md odors can be kept from the bouse
without cutting cabbage nnd onions
off tho bill of fare.
Art and Matrimony.
The domestic troubles of Nat Good
win and his wife came as n surprise
to many who have seen this couple
at their best upon the stage. Usually
they have appeared In plays which
seem to syggest that the romance de
pleted was not all make believe.
Cynics doubtless said that the senti
ment between the two was too good
to last. It lasted fairly well for stage
people, and this Is not saying that ac
tors and actresses are abnormally
flighty In love affairs.
Life on the stage Is not the best
school for domestic loyalty. The fault
does not He especially In the tempta
tions Incident to a stage career. Work
In any dramatic role calling for emo
tional dlsplny robs the soul of the
player of somo of Its strength. It Is
the same with all art. Those finer
emotions and feelings which are nec
essary to healthy matrimonial life nre
dulled and sapped where the mind and
heart are continually working up to
the plane demanded for painting a
plcturo, writing a novel or acting a
romantic part on the stage. To men
tion this Is not to excuse domestic
vagaries In nrtlsts. It seems to be a
price that society must pny for being
Doom of tho Plcturo Ship.
That once favorite type of American
sailing vessel, the brig, Is passing from
the sea. But fifteen have, been added
to the merchant marine, sailing under
the stars and stripes during the last
thirty years, and recently one of tho
tmall fleet remaining has been changed
to a schooner. It Is said that there
are. only five brigs sailing from the
Atlantic coast under the American
The schooner Is more easily handled
In a storm than a brig and mainly for
that reason has gradually displaced
tho more picturesque vessel in Ameri
can shipping. In Its day the brig
served the Anterlcan seamen well and
carried our flag Into every sea, round
ing tho Horn and the Capo of Good
Hope when tho passage, of these wa
ters was accounted a feat of seaman
ship by all the sailors of tho world.
That Frenchman who placed nn or
der for fifty airships ns a starter has
probably been "through tho mill" of
trying to get somewhero with a horse
His Unforgettable Speech.
Log Angeles Examlnor.
Tho Bryan speech which will bo ro
mombered longest consists of four
words: ''Worklngmon nro public beg
gars." The Bryan Policies.
Rochester (N. Y.) Democrat and Chron
icle. "Policies of folly and disaster" Is
what Governor Hughes calls Bryan'?
varied assortment of schemes.
In tho time of political wnrfaro pre
paro for peace nnd prosperity by de
ciding to vote tho Republican ticket In
SP00NER WINS HAMDICAP.
Captures Clark Memorial Stakes at
Empire City Track on Opening Day.
New York, Oct. 21. Spooner after
being almost left at the post won the
Clark Memorial handicap in the open
ing day at Empire City truck. The
First Race. Burgher, first; Wood
lane, second; Tllelng, third.
Second Race Spellbound, first; Sum
mer Night, second; .Tennettn M.. third.
Third Race. Say lor, first; Beauclere,
second; Okenltc, third.
Fourth Race. Spooner, first; Arnsee,
Becond; Gownn, third.
Fifth Race. Gretna Green, first;
Montfort, second; Marc Antony II.,
Sixth Race. Royal Captive, first;
Klllcrecn, second; High Range, third.
Silver Service For Baseball Star.
Torre Haute, Ind., Oct. 21. The Chi
cago National league club defeated the
Detroit American league team 7 to 1.
An elegant silver service was given to
Pitcher Mordeval Brown by the cltl
ecus of Terre Haute, his home city.
Racing License Revoked.
Lexington. Ky., Oct. 21. The state
racing commission revoked the license
of the Lntoula Jockey club for per
mitting other than pari mutuel bet
ting, nnd Governor Wlllson will cause
the arrest of the track operators.
Dillingham Re-elected and Page Cho
sen For Proctor's Unexpired Term.
Montpeller, Vt., Oct. 21. The two
branches of the Vermont legislature,
voting separately, re-elected United
States Senator William P. Dillingham
of Montpeller for another term of six
Former Governor Carroll S. Page
of Hyde Park was elected to fill the
remainder of the unexpired term of the
late United States Senator Redfiuld
Proctor. Both ore Republicans.
FOUR COOKED TO DEATH.
Pipe Bursts on Steam Barge Sailors
Swim For Shore.
Kenosha, Wis., Oct. 21. Chief Engi
neer John Petersen and three assist
ants were cooked to death on board
the steam barge Muggic Marshall when
a steam pipo in the engine room burst.
Escaping steam killed the men at their
The steamer anchored, started the
bells and put up n ling of distress. As
no assistance came, three sailors vol
unteered to attempt to reach shore.
The sea was high, and when within a
mile from shore their boat capsized,
and the men were compelled to swim
the rest of tho distance.
KILLED ON FERRYBOAT.
Steam Pipe Explodes and Scalds As
Pavonia, N. J., Oct. 21. One of the
s ten m pipes lending from tho main
boiler to the engine room on the Eric
ferryboat Fassalc burst with a loud
explosion ns the boat was leaving the
Pnvonla slip for Manhattan. Levi Wil
son, assistant engineer, was so badly
scalded by escaping steam that he
Engineer John Boyd was hurled
across the room through nn open door
and escaped with slight scalds.
The damage to tho Passaic was
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
Closing Stock Quotations.
Money on call, Hi per cent; time money
and mercantile paper unchanged in rates;
clearing houso exchanges wero $287,900,
001; balances, 510,322,200.
Amal. Copper.... 7054 Norf. & West... 74V4
Atchison 91',6 Northwestern ,.161
B. & O 9S'4 Pcnn. It. It.,
Brooklyn R. T... 48V4 Reading 131T
Ches. & Ohio.... 4314 Rock Island 10?f
C.,C.,C.&St.L.. 52 St, Paul 130T4
D L. &W 633 Southern Pac.lOCM
O. &H 1GS Southern Ry..., 22
Erlo 3H6 South. Ry. pf... B4V4
Gen. Electric... 1157 Sugar 13274
III. Central 133 Texas Pacific... 2GK
Int.-Met 10 Union Pacific... lEStf
Louis. & Nash... 107 U. S. Steel 4714
Manhattan 137 II. S. Steel pf... 100ft
Missouri Pac... EC West, Union.,,, CO
tf.K. Centra).., ,IQ6J4
Tho Poo Centenary.
Tho year 1800 was fruitful In giving
birth to genius. Darwin, Gladstone
and Tennyson arc among the distin
guished Englishmen born that year,
while at tho head of the Americana
there looms Abraham Lincoln as the
greatest figure of his time. Lincoln
was born In February, ns we are now
annually reminded. Three weeks ear
lier Edgar Allan Poe first saw the
light In Boston. Richmond, Va., was
Poe's adopted home for n time. Ho
died In Baltimore and there lies burled.
Poo's centenary will be honored hero
at home by his many admirers and
nlso In Franco and England with re
spect and admiration.
It has been claimed that the tales
and poems of Poo were the first to In
troduce the merits of American litera
ture to tho readers of Europe. He at
least originated a school of writing
which foreigners honored by Imitating.
The names of Emerson, Hawthorno
and Poo arc often associated as thoso
of three men who stand apart from
their fellows ns writers of unquestion
able genius. Not n few award tho
palm among these three to Poo. As n
mnstcr of subtle nnd Imaginative verse
he lias been placed In tho highest niche
among Americans. His Influence was
long recognized here nnd abrond, and
that part of him which Is Immortal
his work Is certain to receive homage
worthy of It on two continents on tho
hundredth anniversary of his birth.
Abolish tho Sparks.
Some headway has been made in this
country In abolishing coal that
smokes. If that can be done the coal
Mint sends blazing sparks Into in
flammable material along tho engine
route can also bo nbollshcd. Dry
,'rass, brush nnd bushes In the open
are often lgtdtcd by sparks from pass
lug engines, and It stands to reason
that the forests along the railroads
are exposed to tho same danger, even
though the proof Is not always so clear.
. tftow York's forest commissioner Is
convinced that tho railway engines
passing through the forested regions
of the stnto are the cause of many
(Ires which do a vast amount of dam
age. He suggests that the coal burn
ing engine bo abolished on all lines
traversing the forest regions. Reports
to the commissioner from patrols In
dicate that In forty days during the
drought 300 fires were started in the
itate by sparks from passing engines,
r'lre patrols nre sent In the forests
with orders to look for the first blnzo
and put It out. If they have proved
that the first blaze conies from the en
gine funnel It Is perfectly logical to
isk that the spark emitting engine be
abolished wherever It is a source of
Didn't Loso Any Sleep.
Jenncr, the famous English phy
sician, was essentially n strong nnd
self rcilnnt man. He attended the
prince consort through his fatal Illness,
ho was the Prince of Wales' doctor
when the heir to tho British throne
had so narrow an escape In 1872, nnd
he also went to Darmstadt and re
mained in attendance upon the Prin
cess Alice till she died. To practice
medicine In "the fierce light that beats
upon a throne" Is not calculated to
lesson the physician's anxieties, nnd
one who know Jenner well once ques
tioned him on this point and hinted
that his responsibilities must some
times be sufficient to render sleep or
"Sleep," replied Jenncr in his char
acteristic way. "I don't think that
anxiety about a patient ever kept me
nwako five minutes In my life. I go to
a bedsldo. I do my best What more
can I do? Why should I not sleep?"
Hamlet's Bowl of Gruel.
George Melville, nn old English nc
tor, was fond of tolling a funuy story
at his own expense. Ho was acting
Hamlet in Bristol. It was the actor's
rulo to tako a bowl of gruel la tho
course of tho evening, nnd his land
lady sent over tho usual refreshment
from tho lodgings In Queen square.
Sho hnppened to hnvo a "new" serv
ant girl, who was explicitly directed
to get to tho stngo door by tho en
trnuco from Bank street nnd then car
ry tho gruel into tho greenroom. Sho
nrrlved nt a moment when Mr. Mel
vlllo was "on." Being unused to tho
ways of tho theater, sho asked a man
nt tho wings where Mr. Melvlllo was.
"There," said tho super, pointing to
Tho actor was In tho middle of the
soliloquy "To bo or not to bo" when
tho girl ndvnnced toward him, bearing
tho bowl, and said, "If you please, Mr.
Melville, sir, here is your gruel."
A High Award.
"To you we award tho palm."
"Can't you give mo something inoro
lorty?" asked the nvlator disdainfully.
I hnvo flown so high that I consider
tho palm beneath me," Kansas City
DUEL ABOARD KR00NLAND.
Immigrants Fight With Knives
Presence of Passengers.
New York, Oct. 21. Because they
loved the same woman Xlcholns
Trausch and Henry Muller, both
sturdy Germans, fought n duel with
knives on the deck of tho steamship
Kroonland In the presence of all the
After struggling for some time Mul
ler stabbed Trnusch and, thinking he
had killed him, jumped overboard to
escape nnd was drowned. Trausch
FOUND IN THE RAD LANDS.
And They're Bringing This Tyrauno
saurus Rex Across Continent.
Great Falls, Mont., Oct. 21. The
skeleton of n prehistoric nulmnl forty
feet long and twenty-two feet In height
has been found In the Bad Lands south
of Glasgow, Mont.
The relic has been shipped to Now
York. It took sixteen teams to haul
the fossil to tho railroad, the skull
nlonc weighing 4,000 pounds.
Tho fossil Is that of a tyruunosaurus
rex, or "king of the lizards."
To Christen tho North Dakota.
Fnrgo, N. IX, Oct. 21. Miss Mary
Benton has been selected by Govemoi
John Burke of North Dakota to
christen the new battleship nnmed
after that state when It Is launched
at Qulncy, Mass., on Nov. 10.
Fair and warmer, with fresh east
BABE KILLED BY MEDICINE.
Teok Cramp Mixture That Contained
Cocaine and Opium.
Brooklyn, Oct. 21. Henry Brundt.
three years old, got hold of a cramp
mixture at his aunt's home and drank
some of it. ne died In nn hour.
An analysts of tho medicine showed
Jt contained opium and cocaine.
' WHEAT Dull and c. lower; contract
grade, October, S1.01al.01.
CORN Quiet, but steady; No. 2, foi
local trade, ESaSGc.
OATS-Dull; No. 2, white, natural, B3V4
LIVE POULTRY Steady, but quiet;
fowls, 10al2e.; old roosters, 8c; spring
chickens, lOallc; spring ducks. Halite;
old. do., lOallc.
DRESSED POULTRY Quiet; fowls
lower; fresh killed fowls, choice, 13al4c;
do., fair to good, 12al3c; old roosters, 9
alOc; western roasting chickens, lSal"c;
do., broiling. 13.117c.
POTATOES Steady and In fair de
mand; Pennsylvania, per bushel, 75aS0c;
New York, choice, G5a"0c; do., fair to
BUTTER Creamery, specials, 27a27'4c,
extras. 2Ga2GUc: firsts, 23a23c; held,
ireamery, specials, 20a2ic; extras, 25a
25c; state dairy, tubs, good to finest,
24a2oc.; process, specials, 23a23c; extras,
CHEESE State, full cream, specials
U'.ialtVic ; fancy, small, September, 13c.
fancy, large. September, 12V4c; fancy, OO'
tobor. small. 12Vc; good to prime, 12a
1211c; fancy, large, October, 12c; good to
prime, 12al2Vic; skims, fine, Sa9c.;.falr to
EGGS Fresh gathered, extras, 31c; ex
tra firsts, 2Ga27c; firsts, 23a25c; seconds
21a22c; refrigerator, firsts, charges
paid, 22a23c; firsts on dock, 21a22c; sec
onds, charges paid, 20a21c; seconds on
MILK Tho wholesale price Is $1.81 per
w quart can.
Why Is It?
Oh, haven't you stood at tho telephone,
Tho receiver In your hnnd.
And pleaded with "central" In humble
Persuasive and meek and bland:
"Plcaso ring 'em again. I can't stand
From now till tho crack of doom."
And hasn't tho thing buzzed In your ear
Beating His Rival.
"What are you crowing about?
Grlggsby's airship showed Itself supe
rior to yours In every respect."
"Yes, but as mine was tested on a
fine day the photographs turned out
perfect, nnd Grlggsuy inndo his nsccnt
when It was too dark even for a time
Not In a Position, Etc,
I'd llko to tackle any game.
I'd llko to provo my heart Is true.
I'd llko to glvo somo ono my namo
And all because of Y-O-U.
And yet, so minus is my stack,
Your dad I daro not Interview.
Alas, alack, I must hold back
And all becauso of I-O-U!
Kansas City Times.
Homely, but Useful.
A doormat, you must confess,
In looks Is hardly neat,
Dut when It comes to usefulness
It gets thcro with both feet.
Joy to Come.
Mrs. Green You hnvo never taken
mo to tho cemetery.
Mr. Green No, my dear. I still hnvo
that pleasure In anticipation. Judge,
"I very rarely boast." said he,
"About my flno old fam'ly tree,
Becauso It throws mo, I'm afraid,
To a very far Into, tho shade." '
"OLD BILL TAFT."
By REV. IIY J. BOATMAN.
For leader strong and great
To man tho ship of state, ',
Both foro and aft;
To guide whero breakers roar,
To safely land our utoro.
To quiet all uproar,
There's old BUI Taft.
To Whlto House, there to stay
And Bryan send away
Upon a raft;
To do, as Teddy did.
What all our people bid.
For man upon tho lid,
Thcro'B old Bill Taft.
To do what's good and lust.
Strlko down tho evil trust
And all of graft;
To keep our money pure
And plenty, too, and sure,
Tho hard times' only cure.
There's old BUI Taft,
Reform his flag- unfurls.
Against all evils hurls
Then let our trumpets blank
"IIo's always on tho square,
At homo and evorywhero.
Is old BUI Taftl"
-Fullcrton, Cat., Beptombor, 1MB.
right Applied For.
M-l-l-M-M-H 1 1 I I 1-M- M-H-M-H-
Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 7, 1008.
To tho Officers and Member
United Mine Worker of
Greeting We are In the midst
of a political campaign. Every
method known to political man
agers will be used to secure
votes for their respective candi
dates. This is especially true in
the attempt to obtain expres
sions from those holding official
positions in labor unions,
I am in receipt of hundreds of
letters from men of all shade
of political beliefs and from all
arts of the United States ask-
ina for my ODinion of the differ
ent candidates or my view upon
the Issues involved in the po
The United Mine Worker did
not elect mo International presi
dent to influence your political
preferences or how you ehould
cast your vote on election day.
tho affairs of the United Mine
Workers. The success of' the "
United Mine Workers and the 1
welfare of its members have and ,
will receive my first and only
consideration as long a I have
the honor of representing you. ,
I am not responsible for In-
terviews appearing In the news-
papers, alleged to be from me, ,
that I favor any particular can- '
didate. I have declined to ex- '
press or to give any statement
politically for or against any ;
candidate or issue, nor do I In- !
tend to do so. This letter will
be my answer to all who ask '
mo for any advico along po- !
I have the honor to represent '
nn organization of nearly 300,
000 members of every known
nationality and different polit
ical views. We have among
our members Prohibitionists,
Populists, Independents, So
cialists, Democrats and Repub
licans. From what I know of
our members you are fully com
petent to decide for yourselves
how you will vote on election
All my time is required to look
after the interests of the United
Mine Workers. Those Interest
ed in the 6ubject matter of this
letter will please refrain from
writing me in connection with
politics if they hope to get an
The United Mine Worker as
an organization has been In ex
istence for many years before
this political campaign, and we
all wish that It may live many
years after the present cam
paign has passed Into history
and until every wrong of which
the miner complains Is honor
ably adjusted. Yours fraternal
ly and for harmony, ;
T. L. LEWI 8,
President U. M. W. of A.
M-M"M-I-!-I-t"M"I Mil M M-M-M-
The Esperanto Vote.
From tho New York Sun.
Oh, why Is it neglected so
Tho Esperanto votoT
Both parties should awake and, lo,
Aiuuieuiuieiy ibkq nolo
And send somo cart tall speakers out
To tell those people that
Glk mettosklk, terrado skowt
Tok mokku vezok zat.
Why are no pamphlets sent abroad.
To each new language sharp,
Somo presidential boom to laud
And on some issuo carp?
Were a:i those highbrows made to see
Tho doctrine In this Ilghtl
Hip toozle ping o toot toot wheo
Zing gok, they'd vote all right
The field Is big and yet untitled,
And thero great crops will grow
If seed Is only wisely splllod,
As candidates should know.
So haste, you literary men,
Press agents for tho great,
Sook noop owhoo tlkantu gen
Bo hnnUna ratn tat a
Tho Practical Parent.
"Father," said tho poetical youth,
"let us go into tho nutuinn woods nnd
read tho lesson of tho trees."
"That's Jest what I wuz about to
suggest," said tho old man, "un" we'll
take u coupio of axes along an' cut
down a few o' them same trees an
spilt 'em Into klndlhV wood fer col'
weather purposes!" Atlanta Constitu.