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Semi-Weekly Founded S Wayne County Organ 1908 of the Weekly Founded, 1844 S REPUBLICAN PARTY aaoieieieieie 65th YEAR. HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1908. NO. 42 I I RIOT Two Killed; Street Preacher fatally Shot. fOUR OTHERS ARE WOUNDED. Evangelist and His Followers Were Holding Gospel Services In a Street In Kansas City When Trouble Began. Kansas city, Mo., Dec. 0. In the shadow of tlio city linll riot In which religious fnnntlcs and policemen were participants nnd during which n bun dred shots were fired resulted In the deaths of Policeman A. O. Dalbow nnd I.ola Pratt, n thirteen-year-old girl, nnd Injuries to live others. Those fntnlly Injured nre .John Sharp, known as "Adam (Jod," n street preacher; Michael Mullane, n patrol . man, and Patrick Clark, a police ser geant. Harry E. Stege. a policeman, nnd George M. Holt, a probation offi cer, were seriously hurt. .The trouble occurred while the streets were crowded with people. While the fight was In progress the participants traversed an entire block. Probation Officer Holt was Investi gating n case of alleged abduction when he met John Sharp, known as "Adam God," who was exhorting a crowd nt a gospel meeting In the street. With Sharp were Louis Pratt, Mrs. Louts Pratt and five children ranging In age from throe to fourteen years. The woman announced that she nnd "Adam God," the evangelist, would conduct services at Poor Man's mis sion, whereupon she and her compan ions started toward the mission. Offi cer Holt then Inquired ns to the Iden tity of the children. The woman as sumed an attitude of resentment and replied that the officer "had better at tend to his own business." The officer persevere in -iils-'-Inqul-; rles, and "AdamGotLwliQwears a long white beardfltmT hiflr, ithrentened the officer' 'Officer Holt stood his groundShtll "Adam God" struck him a hey blow behind the ear with a pjttol, mgking an ugly wound, rf' Officer Holt ran to the police station '""and announced that a band of reli gious fanatics were coming to attack the police station. The police sergeant In charge ordered Patrolmen Charles DalbOw nnd Harry 13. Stege to arrest Sharp and his followers. Sharp and his followers were within fifty yards of the police station when the officers stepped Into the street. The Sharpites gave evidence of frenzy, and they served notice on all that they would preach right "under the eyes-of the police station and the police can not prevent us." The officers did not, however, expect serious trouble and were not prepared for the volley of bullets which met them almost immediately after they appeared on the scene. Dalbow was killed instantly, and a bullet passed through Siege's arm. Other officers, hearing the firing, rush ed into the street, and a general fight ensued. Lieutenant Clark, who bad come Into the street unarmed, was shot In the eye, and Putrolmau Mullane was shot In the back as he hurried Into the po lice station for re-enforcements. In the meantime a riot call brought policemen from all directions. Thor oughly aroused, the officers closed in on Sharp and Ills followers, firing as they went. When the firing ceased "Adam God" lay fatally wounded, shot through the bead and body. Mrs. Pratt and her children fled to a houseboat in which they lived on the Missouri river. Fifty policemen fol lowed them and fouud thut the wo man had barricaded herself In the houseboat. Standing on the boat with a shot gun, she shouted to the officers, "Come on, you fiends!" The boat was only a few feet from the bunk of the river, and several officers dashed toward It. The woman dropped her weapon, and, seizing two of the children, she sprang Into n rowboat uud began to row Into the middle of the river. The officers called to her to stop, but she only plied the oars more vigorously. The policemen fired a volley at the rowboat. One shot struck Lola Pratt, tearing away the greater part of the child's face. She died an hour later. The name Pu YI looks cheap to us for an emperor, but In Chinese four letters yoked that way can mean a lot. If the kaiser wants u trainer for the art of talking much and saying noth ing, there's our Chauncey Depew. Perish tho thought that there will be any tainted sweets passed around dar ing the tariff fight over sugar, The Holiday of Holiday!., In declaring that without the exhila ration to be derived from alcohol the average American would sink into humdrum and lack the spur of ro mance Professor Munsterberg ignores the genius of Christmas, which holds this nation under a universal spell. Christmas comes but once a year, yet Is never wholly absent ns an Inciting force. It is always coming nnd Is tho one holiday which every one Intends to prepare for moreover, enjoys pre paring for for it is open to a variety of embellishment. Thanksgiving Is al most a fixed duty. It fits Into the year as does the dinner hour into the day. Feast and thanks are always ready and always Just about tire same. There Is never a Christmas so barren of cheer that any normal person can vow to cut It out In future and not end by cutting out the resolution Instead. The vision of Christmas cheer works out among grownups the same as the Santa Claus Idea among children. When things go wrong Santa Claus has met with mishap or had a poverty year or there were more good children to reward than the saint figured on when laying In stock. So, while believ ing that the best Christmas ever can be Improved upon, we refuse to believe that the worst may not be and should not be redeemed, because well, be cause Christmas Is Christmas. There's the Inspiration, ceaseless and inde structible, to lift the individual nnd society above the humdrum. Useless Moving of Crops. The country has another bumper crop to move, yet the railroads, to take them at their word, have done very little In a practical way to stave off the usual car famine. J. J. Hill, who speaks for tho railroad Interests, says that enormous outlays will be necessary at once in order to equip the lines for handling the normal Increase of traffic. In some quarters there Is complaint that the public attitude -toward the railroads, does not' encourage the owners to nut money Into ?riew equIprawfcbenevernky'eaaarMt,. Veanwfciiif ;&v BWpwtfldl? Ihg generously, " tlw pubtfe'terotyegefc around the crop moving problem us best it can. (. More waterways are coming some time to relieve the rails of part of the transportation burden. But It may not be necessary, after all, to await the digging of ditches, widening of creeks and dredging of choked up channels. A little figuring and dividing on the "live nnd let live" rule ought to help some. The roads now often haul the soil products twice as far as they need to bo moved. They get a long haul from the farm to the wholesale markets first, then a long haul back to town and village retail markets within a short haul of where they were grown. Probably one-half of the but ter, eggs, potatoes, meal and flour bought nt retail In this country travels 500 to 1,000 miles needlessly because middlemen and railways working with them have complicated the process of moving food from the farm to the table. Mr. Carnegie thinks the steel Interest is now rich enough to do n little uplift work in the way of tariff revision. If the revisionists once get a lever under the high tariff structure something will surely have to go. Perhaps that's what Mr. Carnegie alms to give them, a lever made of steel bars. , Perhaps It was the fury of the blast which the kaiser let loose upon Bug laud that drove the London fog to our shores In November. The increase in the amount of letter mall between this country and Eng land during the first month of the two cent postage rate will do for a starter, although it does not offset tho decline In postage receipts which followed the cnt from 6 to 2 cents. The Increase was only 25 per cent, but doubtless the bulk of It was letters sending the news of the reduction one way or the other, nnd the service will show a profit In time. Santa Claus must look carefully to the propeller blades and cranks of his aeroplane before starting, for one of those little accidents which the Wrights don't mind a bit would upoll his whole beautiful legend. The emperor of China is only three years old, and bis main stunt will be to round out Dr. Osier's forty year limit either In usefulness or 'useless ness. Speaking of women and bat courage, no man dares wearl straw hat In No vember, even though .It is dog dajr weather. NEW CABINET IN HAITI. President 8lmon Makes General Hip polyte Minister of Interior. Port au Prince, Haiti, Dec. 0. Gen eral Autolne Simon, who has assumed the presidency of Haiti, appointed the following cabinet: Minister of the Interior, General Hlp polyte; minister of finance, Luders Chapeteau; minister of foreign affairs, M. Claude; minister of public works, M. Evelllnrd; minister of war and mn rlne, General Holland: minister of jus tice, M. Magny. Temporarily the ministers will take the title of councilors. The choice of these officials is generally approved. TAFT HEADS RED GROSS. Is Re-elected President and Accepts After Legal Approval. Washington, Dec. !). President Elect Tnft wns unanimously re-elected pres ident of the National Red Cross soci ety at Its annual meeting here. He accepted the office after the nom inating committee had secured from the judge advocate general of theurm.v the opinion that It would be entirely legal for him to retain the presidency of the Red Cross ut the same time be Is acting as the nation's chief execu tive. WENDEI PAYS $1,000 FINE. Judge Says Former Captain's Crime Was Dangerous One. New York, Dec. 9. Despite pathetic pleas mnde in his behalf by members of the national guard, former Captain Louis Wendel of the First battery was fined $1,000 In the court of general ses sions for having presented fraudulent claims against the state. Wendel, broken In health nnd spirit, sat In court until his son went and got the money, after which he paid the fine. "It is a painful duty for me to per form," said Judge Swain, "bat this man's crime was a dnngerprus-i)ne lnj view national !-; .ahaetlner ftunstar Carmack. nusuvuie, uer. o.-v;oionei Duncan B. Cooper," father of Robin Cooper,, who was with the latter Vben ho shot nnd ktlled'ex-Senator Edward W Car mack on the street here on Nov. 1), was brought Into court today for trial on the charge of murder. At the same time John D, Sharp, former sheriff of this county, was also placed on trial. The two men nre charged with com plicity In the shooting. Robin Cooper, who fired the shots which killed Carmack, was wounded and Is still under treatment. He will be placed on trial later. The shooting was the result of attacks made on Colonel Cooper by Carmack in the let ter's newspaper, the Tennesseean. Snakes at Necklaces. There are plenty of snakes in Sa moa, but they are all harmless. In certain districts It Is a custom of the native girls to wind live reptiles around their necks and arms ns orna ments for their dances. Tho Ruby. If you make a ruby hot it becomes green, but goes back again presently to Its own color. Burials In Japan. There are no undertakers In Japan. When a person dies It is the custom for bis nearest relatives to put him Into a coffin and bury him, and the mourning does not begin until after burial. Senoras and Senorltas. The married and unmarried women of the United States of Colombia, South America, are designated by the manner In which they wear flowers In their hair, the senoras wearing them on the right side and the senorltas on the left. 8piders' Thread. Four miles of an ordinary spider's thread would weigh one grain. Potatoes. Potatoes as a food vary in value ac cording to the way they are cooked. Roasted they are In the best form for eating. Feasants eat potatoes together with milk and are correct In principle, as the milk furnishes the elements lacking in the tubers. Why Not? Lawyer Do I understand you to say that you are acquainted with both par ties in this case? Witness Why er I don't know whether you do or not Do I hear you ask me the question? Chicago Trib une. A Lot For the Money. "And you complained of the cost of your wife's new hat?" "Yea," answered the philosophic man, "but that was before I saw how big Jt was." Washington Star. I. COULD DENIES Says Attentions to Women Were Purely Platonic. WILL FIGHT THE DIVORCE SUIT. His Wife Declares He Gave Money, Jewelry and Other Presents to Two Whom She Names In Affidavit. New York, Dec. 1). Frank J. Gould, who has a fortune of not less than $15,000,000, Inherited from his father, Jay Gould, declared today that his wife's charges of Infidelity are unjust and that his attentions to the two wo men she names In her divorce suit were purely platonlc. He announces that ho will defend the suit In the courts nnd says he is anxious for an early trial of the case. Justice Seabury of the supreme court denied the motion made on.Mr. Gould's behalf to strike out the paragraphs In the amended complaint of his wife, Helen Kelly Gould, In her suit for ab solute divorce In which she names Rose Winter, Marjorle Stevens and others. The complaint said that Mr. Gould had his agent engage a room at the A .V ft MRS. FRANK J. GOULD. Hotel Grand In Paris in the autumn of 1000 adjoining and connected with the apartment occupied by Marjorle Stevens. Then It is alleged that Mr. Gould availed himself of the connecting doors between the apartments and visited Miss Stevens in her apartment during the fall and winter of 1008 and 1007. Still another paragraph alleged that on their return to New York Mr. Gould continued his attentions to Mar jorle Stevens. It was alleged In one paragraph that Frank J. Gould first met Rose Winter at Martin's In April or May, 1000, and that he had given a diamond ring, n gold purse and various sums of money at different times, one of the gifts be ing $3,000, to Hose Winter. Then Gould was charged with visit ing Rose Winter at the Hotel Shore ham. Justice Seabury ruled that these gifts to Rose Winter were not platonlc gifts, but the motive for her acceptance of Mr. Gould's attentions. Miss Winter Is an English actress who some years ago married Percy Winter, a writer of London. She is blond and slender, with blue eyes and golden hair. She was one of the Gib son girls In Thomas W. Ryley's pro duction of "The Bello of Mayfair," and her lust engagement was with Miss Frltxl Scheff in "The Prima Donna." "Do you know Mr. Gould?" she was asked. "Yes, I know him," she said, "but merely as a friend nnd not In any way approaching the extent that would jus tify his wife lu her unpardonable ac tion. Why, I have only talked with him three or four times." "Do you remember where you met him?" "At several parties where we were guests. Whose parties' doesn't mat ter. 1 merely wish to say that I deny any such charges as I understand Mrs. Gould to have made." "Mrs. Gould says her husband gave you valuable presents," she was In formed. "Did you ever receive any thing from him?'' "I scarcely remember," she answer ed. "Perhnps I did a few trifles. But really I don't care to say anything more." University President Resigns. Minneapolis, Mlnu., Dec. 9. Dr. Cy rus Northrop resigned as president of the University of MInuesota aftei twenf.'-five years' Mrvlca, Time For tho Marines to Go Ashore The president's recent order sending the United States marines to the naval stations and coast defenses Is hailed by tho jackles os an uplift for tho man behind the guns. Tho marines were originally put on board ship to police the deck, and the natural antagonism of tho sailors to espionage at the hands of landsmen has never worn off. But things havo changed, tho condi tions nre different, and It is time for the marine to go. For years wo never knew that we had n marine corps except In time of war. Half of the warships were laid up, and those In commission passed the days on uneventful cruises which tho public knew little about. When war cumo'tho seamen ranks were filled by men of all types nnd from all na tions. A police was needed, and tho marines were recruited up. Now our sailors are always under wholesome discipline. They serve long terms and are rewarded for good conduct. They are superior men and can keep order on shipboard without prodding from the man with the musket. Woman suffragists would do well to suppress this talk In open meetings about a woman not being able to live on $25,000 a year. That was all the men presidents got for a long, long time, and maybe the women presidents will have to start at that figure, espe cially If the congresses elected with them are not In harmony with the new Idea. A big New York, restaurant on the "help yourself and pay as you go out' plan failed because the eaters of $5,530 worth of pies "didn't get haiuibe -thari the flrlit''f'o'6rds ot.'thorriiiwi. moat mf ..-!.. f jl&c abolish cigarettes. A Million Persons. One million persons In a crowd, al lowing three square feet per person, would cover about seventy acres. In line, allowing eighteen Inches to each, they would form a procession 284.1 miles long. Possible Cause. Roderick I see they have discovered some new green spots on Mars. Van Albert That so? Bet the green hat craze has struck that planet too. Chicago News. Other Than the Season. "Don't you think It Is Just lovely to enjoy the fall In nn auto?" "Perhaps, but I don't enjoy the ones I have had out of It." Baltimore American. Weather Probabilities. Fair; colder; moderate southwest winds. Our First Pianos. The first pianos known in America were Imported from London In 1781 by John Jacob Astor, but as they could not stand the rigors of this climate they soon became ruined. This fact led to the attempt to build pianos In this country, and in the early part of the nineteenth century pianos made their appearance. London and 8olar Eclipses. Only two total eclipses of the sun have been visible In London during the last thousand years. It Is estimated that the next total eclipse visible In London will be on June 14, 2151. Famous Gamblers. Mmo. du Barry was the most famous woman gambler of the time of Louis XV., but with her it was only a pas time. But Mme. Pompadour went in with the sole object of winning If she could. It is recorded that her win nings were enormous and that In a single game she eased the pockets of the king of 25,000 louts d'or ($125,000). Time to Worry. I The autumn air How crisp and rare It seems! But If you're broke You hate to hear That winter's near Anil your overcoat In "sonk." Minneapolis Journal. Just Like Some Men. Howell Ro well thinks he Is the whole thing. Powell Yes, if ho leaus against a post for a few minutes he has the idea that the post couldn't stand without him. Llpplncott's Magazine. On the Latest Hipless 8hspe. We don't wish to Insinuate They were not rer.i before, But where, oh, where are the hips that we Don't notice any snoreT DIPLOMATS IN AUTO SMASH. Minister Herrarte of Guatemala Fa- tally Hurt; Others Injured. Washington, Dec. 0. While return ing In an automobile from Virginia, Senor Don Luis Toledo Herrarte, the Guatemalan minister; Senor Ramon Bengoechcn, secretary of legation;' General Drunitnond of Guatemala, Senor Barrios and Senor Sanches La tour were seriously Injured by the ma chine skidding nnd overturning near the new highway bridge connecting this city with tho Virginia shore. Minister Herrarte sustained a frac ture of the skull, nnd his injuries are mortal. When the accident happened the par ty was proceeding toward Mount Ver non, and Senor Barrios was carrying n massive wreath of evergreens, sml lax and green leaves to place on the tomb of Washington nt the special re quest of President Estrnda Cabrera of Guatemala. Minister Herrarte was one of the most popular of the La tin-American diplomatic corps at Washington. He always has been enthusiastic In the development of good relations between the United Stntes and Central Ameri ca and was a prominent figure in the Central American peace conference. SEEKS BETTER WATERWAYS. Rivers and Harbor Congress, Meeting In Washington, Wants Appropriation. Washington, Dec. 0. First among .1$ J. , the objects of the national rivers w&sie&i0Z''gt i.tt 1 r - . L j .-r. f slons here 1 congress 1 tlon for the Iftproi 3: SSI us lue imiWKon of ,tn.elmpor welfeici rasas onai rivers a meeting at the same time, with the same ends In view, TO PROTECT THE HUDSON. New York Protests Against New Jer sey's Use of the River For Drainage. New York, Dec. 0. A conference of the authorities of the states of New York and New Jersey was held here today before the United States harbor line board, the question under discus sion being the proposed use of the Hudson or North river as a sewer by New Jersey towns. Acting through its attorney general, the state of New York has protested to the board against such use of the river. Application has also been made to the United States supreme court for an Injunction to prevent the Passaic valley sewage commission from taking steps looking toward the emptying of sewage Into New York bay by way of the river. WOMAN LEAVES $10,000,000. Miss Mary Goodwin Pinkney, Ninety nine Years Old, Dies In Hotel. New York, Dec. 0. Miss Mary Good win Pinkney, ninety-nine years old, owner of the vnst Watt estate, who was regarded as the second largest woman real estate holder In this sec tion of the country nnd whose wealth was estimated at $10,000,000, died at the Hotel Buckingham of pneumonia. Miss Pinkney wns the daughter of Colonel Nlnau Pinkney. She inherited the vnst property from her stepfather, the late Commodore Archibald Watts, and for many yeurs she used the his toric and picturesque Watts mansion at One Hundred nnd Thirty-ninth street and Seventh avenue as a sum mer home. COGHLAN'S FUNERAL TODAY. Admiral's Body Arrives In Washington on Special Train. Washington, Dec. 0. The body of Rear Admiral Joseph R. Coghlan ar rived here today 011 a special car from New York. It was taken at once to St. John's hnpel, where funeral services were held. The casket was draped with the flag, and upon the colors and beneath a wreath of red, white nnd blue rested the admiral's bat and the sword be wore nt Cavlte. BULGARIA OFFERS INDEMNITY Willing to Give Turkey 16,600,000 For Independenos. Paris, Dec. 0. Bulgaria has notified the powers of her willingness to In demnify Turkey in the sum of $16,000, 000. This Indemnity Is for the damages sustained by tut Bulgarian declaration of Independence.