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i Wayne County Organ
I Weekly Founded, 1844
I REPUBLICAN PARTY
HONESDALB, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1908.
Revolutionist Army Arrive
at Port an Prince.
PANIC REIGNS IN THE CAPITA:
Victorious March of Rebel Force i
Under General Simon Has Caus
ed Consternation Among Of
ficials of Black Republic.
Port au Prince. Tlnltl, Dee. l.-The.
revolutionary army, under General
Antoine Simon, 1ms enmped against
Tort au Prince, and n feeling of Im
pending disaster 1ms taken possession
of' the people.
The government losses at Anse a
Veau on Fridny and the rout of the
loval troons have caused consternation!
among the officials of the government,
with possibly the sole exception of
President Nord Alexis. Kvery effort '
to .hare him take himself out of the
countrr has proved a failure, and tliej
nged president, who has faced many j
revolutions before, announces his dc
termination to light to the last.
It may be that President Alexis feels
the confidence he expresses In his abil
ity to cheek the advancing army of
the revolution, but the residents of
Port au Prince eertnlnly are no! of the
same mind. Many of them are panic
stricken, and the great majority of the
natives have closed and shuttered
their stores and business houses and
have put bars across the doors and
windows of their residences.
There Is an uneasy feeling nmong
the foreigners nof withstanding the
presence In the harbor of the war-1
ships of the United States and France,
from which forces unquestionably will
be landed if the Insurgents succeed in
passing the gates of thejcltjv'Vf 'iit 'flic
first slfrft of disorder ti'd pillage.
Kings of difCorotuXnations nre 'flying
from the homes Of many of the for
elgn residents,- the markets nre de
serted, and the country people, upon
whom the city depends for its suste
nance, have fled precipitately anil re
fuse to return.
The situation has become so grave
that an official proclamation has been
issupd couvokim? the ciinnitici-s in ex
traordinary session so that measures
may be taken to preserve the govern-
ment or at least to effect n compro-
raise with the revolutionary leaders
There Is great fear that the disaf-
fected body of Haitians In this city ,
may take up arms for the overthrow
of the government, -which, however,
being forewarned has taken precau-1
tlons against this happening.
President Alexis, suspecting the Joy-!
alty of General Cameau. the chief of.
t,lCf' h"8 8Pnt blm Ut " ""'''''l
General Nau. who also Is one of the
chief police officials, has been replaced I
by General Hyaelnthe for the same'
The streets are patrolled by bodies!
of troops, -who maintained order, but
this -was a simple matter, as many of I
the streets -were deserted, the people '
having betaken themselves to their
barricaded houses. So far as can he
seen all of the officers and soldiers
here remain loyal.
Three divisions of troops are In
trenched at the convergence of three
roads, several miles outside the city.
The vanguard of the revolution oc
cupied Grand Goave, a town of 10,000
Inhabitants about thirty miles west of
Port nu Prince, without firing a shot.
General Simon has been engaged In
previous movements of the same kind
In 1002 he declared himself In favni
of General Antenor Firniln for tin
presidency, nnd the latter pursued sim
ilar tactics to those now being fol
lowed by General Simon, in u procla
mation General Simon stated that he
desired to rescue the country from the
tyrannical rule of Nord Alexis so that
the people would be free to elect a
The French training ship Duguiiy
Trouln has gone to Petit Goave at the
earnest request of the French colony
there, wlto fear disorders. The Du
guay Trouln will make a general stir-1
vey of the situation nnd net ns 11 1
uuuni vessel. Tiie Haitian gunbont
Nord Alexis has left here for the pur-1
pose to bombard one of the ports held
by 'the revolutionists.
MURDERER'S MOTHER DIES.
Daughter of Condemned Man Breaks
Down at Funeral.
Cleveland, O., Dee. 1. Mrs. Barbara
Illlllk, mother of Herman Illlllk, eon.
uvmneu 10 uie in. vh engo uec. 11 ror
," u " """y w'"'
burled In Harvard Grove cometery,
The home of the woman, who died
of sorrow nt tbe prospect of the hang
ing of her son, was crowded with sym.
Little Edna Bllllk, daughter of tho
Bin condemned to die, broke down at
BANK CASHIER A SUICIDE.
Shoots Himself In Sanitarium, Where
He Was a Patient.
Kingston, X. Y.. Dee. 1. Jesse C.
Joy, formerly cashier of tlio Hamilton
bunk. Now York, and a director in that
Institution when it closed Its doors
during the panic last year, committed
suicide by shooting himself with a
shotgun In a sanitarium ul Kingston
X. Y. " i
Following the failure of the Institu
tion Mr. Joy became mentally deraug ,
ed and was sent to the sanitarium ti
recuperate. He believed that be wa-
uirccu.v icsjiousiuie 101 mu imiiur.
He had been eonne'ted with the.
bank for many years and was one ot
the first to protest against the nielli
ods of the K. It. Tlioinas-TIeinze elliue
after It gained control of the Inst It u I
NEWBERRY HEADS NAVY.
Takes Office Today as Successor to ,
Washington. Dec. 1. Beginning to
day the navy of the United States has'
a new ollicial head. He Is Truman II. j
Newberry of Michigan, formerly as-!
slstnnt secretary of the navy, who has
acted ts secretary since the retiring
secretary, Victor Metcalf of California. 1
was incapacitated by Illness.
The home of the new secretary is In
Detroit, .Mich. He Is very wealthy,!
having Inherited a large fortune from
niK father, and is Interested In many
rHr0ads and corporations. He Is a
graduate of Vale unlversltv.
Mr NPwberrv has been interested in
nnval afralrs for many years. He was
onu of thp organic of the Michigan
stat( nval hl.,eani actlnK as Ianas.
man In 1SKi Hn(1 aa neuter and uav.
, tor , 18()7.8 He obtalned tt com.
mlsgon , tbe Vnltca States navy as
1IOto , ,00s
throughout the Spanish-American war
1 on the Yosemlto. Mr. Newberry was
appointed assistant secretary of the
navy by President Roosevelt In 1905.
Herbert Livingston Sattcrlee, son-ln
law of J. Plerpont Morgan, has been
tendered the position of assistant sec
retary of the navy to succeed Mr.
Mr. Satterlee is a lawyer and a !
member of the Bar association of New I
York He hns been general counsel of I
the Navy League of the United States
and president of the Nuvnl Reserve I
association. During the war with I
Spain Mr. Satterlee wns a lieutenant j
and served as chief of staff to Captain !
John It. Bnrtlett.
118 BODIES EEC0VERED.
Danger of Further Explosion In
Marianne Mine Is Past.
Pittsburg, Dec. 1. One hundred and
eighteen bodies have been recovered
from the Mnrlanmi mine of the Pittsburg-Buffalo
Coal company and now
lie In the Improvised morgue. Of the
victims twenty-three have been Iden
tified as Americans.
The miners worked throughout the
night In four hour shifts. All the
headings with the exception of two
were penetrated. Danger from further
explosion Is past
Presldent John II. Jones has checked
off the uumes of 180 miners In the mlnu
nt the time of the explosion, nnd lie
does not believe the list of dead will
exceed that number,
700 KILLED IN COLLISION.
Japanese Steamihlps Sunk Off Chafeo
With Great Loss.
Cuefoo, China, Dec. 1. Two Jupa
npHit HtpnmHlilnH were sunk In collision
1 0g (bis port.
jt is reported that 700 persons hare
Several steamers ut once put out to
tho scene of the disaster, nnd furtha-i
details nre expected momentarily.
While It Is not known how large a
percentage of the passenger list vu
Japanese, It 1 feared tbe dead may In
clude a number of Europeans.
KILLED JJ RIOT.!
Mob of 800 Strikers Stonest
Deserter to Death. ,
MORE MILITIA TO GO TO KEASBEV
Guardsman Shoots Down Man When
Troops Are Attacked One
Thousand Strike Break
Perth Amboy, N. J.. Dee. 1. One
man dead and another mortally
wounded Is the toll of pitched battles
resulting from the strike of 2,000 em
ployees of the National Flreproofing
company of Keasbey.
The dead man, Etnil Knska, was c
striker who was stoned by his com
rades when he attempted to return to
work, and the -wounded man, Joseph
Pnlnskl, was shot In a disturbance
that took place in front of the Bnrlton
plant of the company when the state
guardsmen charged upon the rioters.
Further battles between the soldiers
and strikers are expected momentari
ly. The strikers. Incensed by the
shooting of one of their number, are
now biding their time to make a con
certed attack on the militiamen.
Armed with guns, knives and clubs,
they are stationed on a big li ill close
to the point whore the troops are en
camped and are preparing for an open
The situation became so serious that
Adjutant General Brlentnll declared
that more companies would be brought
here. Huge quantities of whisky have
been taken to .the camp of the strikers
and has so Inflamed them that they
are becoming more nnd more violent.
Bloodhounds have been brought here
by Sheriff Qunekenboss to trace the
men who were responsible for the
stoning to-deatli of one of the strikers.
Two hundred additional, deputies have
been swpnHn tbiisislst the soldiers. In
I the event of nn emergency
One thousand strike breakers: loaded 1
tin two li!ir?es and under I hp tninril of
E0O nrivate detectives arrived todav at '
It was planned to take the men to'
the plants along the Rarltan and land
them Inside the works before dawn.
Each of the .'100 detectives carried a
One effect of the strike has been that
the strikers have been unable to pay
their rents, and Detective R. A. Pol
tier of the prosecutor's office has now
fifteen dispossess warrants which may
be used to eject families of strikers in
case the men at Keosbey refuse to re
turn to work.
The ranks of the strikers have beon
augmented by the employees of the
Lorillnrd clay plant at Keyport, whers
250 men went out on Saturday.
JEWISH WOMEN MEET TOLA'S
International Council Assembles
Convention In Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, Dec. 1. For ten days, be
ginning today, the fifth triennial con
ventlon of the International Council
of Jewish Women Will be In session In,
this city. The convention of the coun-,
' " ",,s ' togetner leiiuing women
or t,1L' Jew,H11 rnce rrom Pans 01
the United States, and many problems
of interest to the growing Jewish pop
ulation of the country will be consid
ered. The council Is an outgrowth of the
congress of Jewish women held In con
nection with the International parlia
ment of religions at the Chicago expo
sition In 1S0P., The activities of the
council are principally along the lines
of philanthropy, aid to immigrants,
peace, education, reciprocity and co
operation. JAPAN TREATY SIGNED.
Secretary Root and Ambassador Taka
hira Exchange Notes.
Washington, Dec. 1, Secretary Root
and Ambassador Taknhlra exchanged
noteR nt the state department cover
ing the treaty of live articles which
nre to govern the policy of Japan and
the United States lu China and the
The state department is pleased with
the manner In which the intentions of
1 the two governments regarding tbe
Pacific and China has beon received.
Governor Magoon Leaves Cuba.
Wasulneton, Pec. 1. Governor Ma
Koon left Cuba today and will arrive
In Washington on Dec. It. He comes
here to confer with Secretary "Wright
regarding the best methods for the
I withdrawal of tho troons from Cuba.
Rao Riots In Prague.
Prague, Uohomlu, Dec. 1. In race
riots between Czechs and Germans the
police cleared the atreets with swords
nnd bayonets, many persons being
B1C FLEET SAILS.
American Battleships Start
on Voyage For Home.
LAST LEG OF LONGEST CRUISE
Admiral Sperry Bids Farewell to
Officials at Manila, While
Crowds line Harbor and
Cheer the Ships.
iManiln, Dec. 1. 'With the long home
ward bound pennants of the vessels
Streaming In the breeze that blew '
aeross Manila harbor Uncle Sum's great
fleet of battleships started from here
tbday on the last leg of their cruise I
h bund the world. They will stop at
other ports before seeing the Atlantic
coast of the United States rise before 1
their eyes, but the stay at Manila
which ended today was the last long
sojourn of the fleet before reaching
'l ue last leave taking of the military
and clvil ""leers stationed here with
tm' men of tlle fleet was a simple cer-
emony. Iu the presence of an assem-
blage of Americans and well known
natires Governor Smith in a short
ih speech extended to Admiral Sperry and
his men the best wishes of the island- . 11 . , " " "4
ers for a safe and pleasant voyage to ,nB 1,1 Delaware county, that, on the
thenomoland. Iu reply the admiral re-; fateful morning set apart by Miller as
turned his thunks for the hospitality the day for a display of individual avia
shown'to himself and his men and ex-jtion on the part of the faithful believers,
pressed their wishes for the continued they arose and neglected to prcpaie
prosperity and -peace 'of the Islands un-1 breakfast, saving that thev should not
der Governor Smith's administration. , need it( .. more ,mMy foodi
As the heavy smoke began to ascend Th , and d j ,
from the smokestacks of the Connectl- ,. , , . . . . . , ,
cut, flagship of the fleet, and the kick-, ing ""1 dnnmB on""" Wnary
Ing up of the water under her stern sI,hero- But the-v 1ind forgotten tbe
proclaimed the fact that her propellers appetite of their children, and the kids,
had begun to move for the beginning 1 not understanding the particulars of the
of the end of the great cruise tremen prospective aerial flight of their parents,
dous cheers and shouts of good wishes 1 clamored so loudly for their breakfast
in various tongues arose from the that it was finally prepared for them,
crowds lining the shores of the bay. and before the children were through
It seemed as though all Manila and , wjtn tl)0 lneal tl)C thne gt,t f(ir , fU ,t
ia suuuiuB uuu milieu uul iu uiau IUC
Not even the cnor -
mons crronns that llnod thp slinros nf
Svdnev harbor and cave our vessels so
, r0yai u sendoff at the Australian port
1 Vere more enthusiastic than the Ma -
MME. STEINHEIL IN COURT.
Her Counsel Retires From Case Be
fore Magistrate Andre.
Paris, Dec. 1. Mine. Margaret I
Stelnhell, 'ccused of the murder by
I'otaonliiK and strangulation of bet
ltliclmnil mill utinmnf linli ninu inlfim fit
husband nnd stepmother, was taken to
court today for a further hearing be
fore Magistrate Andre.
Exeruordiuary precautions were tak
en in view of u possible hostile dem
oustratlon. Mine. Stelnhell wns brough
to the court at an early hour from tht
Mrae. Steinhell's counsel, M. Aubln
retired from the case. The reason glv
en lor nun is xuui nu iook up mu cum-
, .... 1 x .
prior to the criminal Indictment, butt
tw h. ,, ,,,fp..wi tvn it nvnr 1
to u special assize court udvocnto, ns
he Is not versed In that eluss'of, won
PRESIDENT STRUCK BY AUTO.
"That Wa. a Pretty Close 8h.v. He
Wushlngtou, Dec. 1. President
Roosevelt was struck by an automo
bile while be wus out walking here,
In crossing the street he turned to
wuve bis bund to some children and
aid not see un upproacblng car until
11 wns almost upon uim. xno owner,
David W. Iteloobl, succeeded In stop
ping the automobile, but not In time
to prevent the president being tripped
by the mud guard.
"That was a pretty close shave," re
marked Mr. Roosevelt aa be picked
LEST WE FORGET.
The "End of the World
. A few years since the writer was can
KIC.1IT1I AHTK'l.i:. vast-ing for the paper with which lie was
Tew of our readers are old enough to then connected, and came upon a
remember the Milicrite Craze of the worthy old resident of Berlin, who was
earlv 'forties. Its founder was William ' building stone wall on a farm at Laurel-
Miller, who was born in Vittsfield.Mase.,
inivsl. 1,11(1 1i,(l''i 1W, six years af-
ter the date which lie had fixed for the
end of the world. He had a large fol-
lowing, estimated at 00,000, but the
failure of his prediction greatly diniin-
ished the number of his disciples. It is ,
said that the sect still exists, but sol
greatly reduced in number as to be of
no consequence. In 1.S-IM, however, the
date fixed for the judgement day, Mil-1
lerite meetings were being held all over
tbe country, and, as many were attract-
ed to them by a thorough belief that
Miller's predictions would be verified;
manybv curiositv, and mnnv as scoffers,
lllL.re was wxvr ack ef 'overflowing
muliencPS, The wriu.,. was lnd of onh.
, ., , ,
"x j 1 llo,IMdB,e"
but well remembers attending a meet-
nig 111 me oiu lucwioaisi. cnurcn at mo
head of Chapel street, and of listening
to a blood-curdling description of the
impending doom of all earthly creatures,
when "the heavens shall be rolled up
like a scroll." The startling discourses
were eulii need in interest by the use of
large charts 011 which the relative posi
tions of the sun, moon and stars, with
an occasional fiery-tailed comet, were
depicted, and so cunningly connected
with Bible texts as to thoroughly con
vince the weaker 'minded and credulous
tl.nt ,1... u,....-wl nf ,1... C....1 4 . '
tiitii ,11,- pw, in,t ir, 1111- juijii imiiiiii Wiir,
nigh at hand, when tliey should "all be
changed in a moment, in the twinkling
of nn eye."
Honesdale furnished quite a nuin)cr
of Miller's deluded followers, who were
convinced that upon a designated day
the angel Gabriel would make his ap
pearance and blow bis trumpet ; and
that 'then, they, Ihe.AieJievers, having
beforehand given .aj ay, tiieir flour and
meat, and prepared arid donned their
white robes, would immediately ascend
into the air 011 their way to heaven, the
precise locality of which blissful abode !
the prophet never clearly defined
order to have a good start, however, it
Was said that a few of the more eager to
denart hence and bo at ueneo." be-
took themselves to the summits of Irving
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1"', "- " " !';
.1 cuiunuuior iu me iorin .tmcn-
cmi snys tllnt ll,st summer a very aged
'" iicconqmiiieu u iariy ui sigm-seers
1 to a point on the banks of the Susqiu
I'anna river, some distance below Ilar
risburg, and there pointed out to his
guests a high, rocky island in the river.
Here, he said, when he was a vouth, one
summer morning thoMilleri'tioflifroin the
surrounding country came; their, objec
tive point being this island, from the
top of which they were to make their
, Tliey w.'re rowed across in tin
flat-bottomed bouts common in that sec
tion; tliey climbed to the summit of the
rock, and there, all day, clothed in their
white ascension robes, they knelt fuc-
ing the east, praying and waiting for
the angelic summons. There wnsjust a
suggestion of tiie ancient snn-worsliip iu
t. orjp,ltatinn of the crowd on the
r(,kHi in 11(,(,di(.SH , Hav ,iin,
, ... , ,,. , .,..,1 .i,:,
111 gel dd not cone, and the white
cetiBion garments did not make their
garmuutudid not make their np-
I pearnnce in Heoven. When night came
j on the dupescamedown tnerocKssoi
, what wisur and considurablv sadder in
' "T. L . Z f ZZ
III 11 UUIIIT1 111 inu niiiim FI ItM
I ,,xI,0l,"''(,r Testament history,
those devotees had given awny their
household goods, their cattle, their
crops, and other property, to their Icrs
credulous neighbors, and they in turn
would not give back the voluntary gifts
from the deluded victims of Miller; and
BOi tho old man said, they afterwards
. HUffured keui
nly from want, alumni for the
necessaries of life, ,
lu Philadelphia there lived an old
French ink-maker, nt Third and Ger
man streets, lie, ton, was infected with
the craze, and giving uway his business
he mounted to the roof of bis house,
robed in white, prepared to., go upon
signal. Overcome by nervous dread he
collapsed and did not recnvcrconscioua
Crazc in ness until long after the appointed time
for the ascension.
In- On apprising him of our errand lie
very kindly expressed his appreciation
f the paper, and said that he would
very gladly subscribe, lint as the world
was coming to en end on the loth of the
next month, it would hardly be worth
"Nut why," we then urged." is it
worth while for you to put up this stone
wall, if it is so soon to be dest roved?"
"It isn't," he replied promptly, "but
thc'tinie must be put in in someway, and
I might as well be doing this as any
thing else, or nothing at all. It w ill be
all the same after the loth."
The old gentleman lived for some
years after the date he had fixed for the
final catastrophe; but his belief that the
end was very near at hand was never
"Only a trifling mistake as to dates,"
he would insist, "but it's coming, and
coining soon !"
Bostonia Ladies' Orchestra.
MISS SILIAN CHANDLER,
Tiie Bostonia Ladies' Orchestra and
Mart King, story teller, will give our
people a rare treat at the Lyric Theatre
on Monday evening, Dec. 7th. Tbe fol
lowing artists will render instrumental
solos: Belle Yeaton Renfrew, Conductor,
Trombone ; Florence Connor, Violin ;
Alice McLaughlin, Flute ; S. Ella Morse,
Cornet ; Grace Bullock, 'Cello, and -the
Famous Brass Quartet. Mart King will
entertain with some of li is new stories.
This company of artists are not new to
Honesdale lovers of music and humorous
entertainments, and the mere announce
ment of rbeir coming means a large at
tendance at the Lyric, on the date on
which they will appear here.
Mart King, who will appear at the
Lyric, on Monday evening, Dec. 7th,
witli the Bostonia Ladies' Orchestra, is
not an elocutionist, neither is he a rea
der, because his niannerand his methods
are altogether different from those of the
ordinary lyceum entertainer. Mr. King
is essentially a story teller. Some of his
tales are culled from books, and some
from real life. They all have the saving
grace -if humor, and are all laid before
liis audiences iu a way that shows famil
iarity witli the characters with which be
deals. The Irish philosophy of Mr.
Donley, the simple guile and quaint ex
pressions of the Southern negro nnd his
more sophisticated brother of the North,
the business sense and the dialectic dif
ficulties of the Hebrew, are brought be
fore his bearers as they appear in the
living examples of the types which he
rDeath of William Gll ney.
William Gilmey died nt his home on
Forest street, on Thursday, Nov, 2C,
BIOS, after an illness of some duration
commencing with a paralytic stroke', lie
was a son of Patrick Gibney, for ninny
years a resident of Honesdale and Texas
township, but now living in Scrnnton.
William woh f2 years of ago, and most
of his life was spent iu lloiiesdalo. He
is survived by his wife and four chil
dren, Kathryn, Mary, William nnd Am
brose, The funeral was held on Satur
day morning, with interment in St.
John's It. C. cemetery. A number of
out of town relatives were in attendance.
ltobling & Schroiber, of Scrnnton,
nre compiling a new business directory
of Honesdale nnd Hawley.
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