The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, November 06, 1908, Image 4

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Passing Vessel Saves Crew
of Burned Schooner.
Inlie I. Pollard, a Four Master, and
Cargo of Lumber Are Destroy
ed on Way to New
New York, Nov. 2. A story of fire nt
sea nnd a timely rescue tvns brought
to port by the stenmcr Admiral Schley,
from Port Antonio. The Admiral
Schley had on bonrd the captnin and
crew of the schooner Lulle L. Pollard,
which was bound for New York from
Fernaudlna with a cargo of lumber
and which was burned at sea.
Captain J. O. Powell of the schooner
told the story of the disaster. "My
steward struck a match," he said, "In
the engine room to light the side light.
Immediately there was nn explosion,
which set Arc to the entire forward
house, containing two tanks of gaso
line, "Nvhich was used to supply the
hoisting engine. At the time of the
explosion the mate was sitting on the
doorstep of the engine room nnd, with
the steward, was thrown on deck, but
both miraculously escaped unhurt.
"The fire spread so rapidly that It
was Impossible to extinguish It, nnd
the seamen were forced to flee to the
stern without saving any of their ef
fects. Had It not been for the timely
arrival of the steamer Admiral Schley,
which reached us about forty-five min
utes after the fire started, nil might
have perished, as a very high sea was
running, and It would have been Im
possible for a lifeboat to live."
The Lulle L. Pollard was a four
masted schooner of 471 tons,, built nt
Milton, Del., In 1891 and was owned
by Stclson & AYInsmore of Philadel
phia. Tug Burned to Water's Edge.
Brunswick, Ga., Nov. 2. The tug
Bed Wing, owned by the Coastwise
Dredging company of Norfolk, Va.,
caught fire and was burned to the wa
ter's edge In this port. The origin of
the fire Is unknown.
Sends Second Letter About Indians to
the President.
Guthrie, Okla., Nov. 2. Governor
Charles N. Haskell addressed n letter
to President Roosevelt Involving the
renewal of the oil lease on the Osage
tribal lands. The letter In part fol
lows: "Oct. 9 the acting secretary of the
Interior, writing as he stated on ac
count of your having referred my let
ter to him, his explanation was that
you had nothing to do with the lease
except fixing the compensation that
the landowners were to receive. I
was not satisfied with the answer be
cause that was the very thing we ob
jected to namely, the grossly inade
quate compensation to the landowners,
which was the real complaint.
"Your secretary of state says I am
insolent. Mr. President, If honest ad
herence to my duties is insolence, then
let it be Insolence, but that absurd
statement from your secretary of state
will iot be accepted as a substitute for
$15,000,000 or $20,000,000 due to the
Osage Indians."
Physician Unable to Offer Any Theory
as to Cause of Outrage.
Waltham, Mass., Nov. 2. Detectives
have been endeavoring to solve the
mystery of a bomb which exploded in
front of the home of Dr. Kdmond R.
P. Fourtln.
The explosion tore a hole In the con
crete leading to the side entrance of
the doctor's office and broke many
windows In the house nnd surrounding
Dr. Fourtln can offer no theory as to
the cause of the outrage, and as yet
the police have found no clew to the
bomb thrower.
Republican Candidates Carry the State
by Large Majority.
Trenton, N. J Nov. 4. William II.
Taft has made a great sweep In this
state, being made the choice for the
presidency of 81,000 more voters than
approved of Mr. Bryan's candidacy.
Newark has gone Republican by
There was no election for governor,
but a new legislature, ten congressmen
and sheriffs were chosen. The Repub
licans were generally successful In thu
local elections.
Count's Petition For Custody of His
Children Comes Up Wednesday.
Paris, Nov. 2. A hearing will be giv
en Wednesday on the petition of Count
Bonl de Castellane for a modification
of the decree of divorce obtained by
his .wife, who was Miss Anna Gould.
The count wants his mother made
the custodian of his children.
Dr. Davis Dies Suddenly In Mexico.
City of Mexico, Nov. 2. Dr. Samuel
T. Davis while on a gunning expedi
tion died of heart disease. He was a
former president of the state board of
health In Pennsylvania.
Dr. Meeker Testifies That Poison Was
Found In Captain's Drink.
Media, Pa., Nov. 2. After a hearing
lasting eight hours Judge W. II. Bro
mall, sitting In the county court here,
nllowed a writ of habeas corpus In the
case of Mrs. Florence C. Krb, who Is
charged with being an accessory to the
murder of her husband, Captain J.
Clayton Erb, n prominent Philadelphia
politician, nnd fixed ball for her re
lease at $500. Captain Erb was shot
and killed on the night of Oct. 0 last
by Mrs. Erb's . ter, Mrs. Catharlno
Belsel, following a quarrel between
the three In the Erb summer homo,
Red Gables, near here. Mrs. Belsel,
who Is charged with the murder, Is In
the county jail, and no effort has been
made to procure her release pending
the trial.
Few new facts were developed In
the hearing. The most Important testi
mony was that of' Dr. George II. Mee
ker of Philadelphia, who said that aft
er examining a liquid handed to him
by Captnin Erb as a part of one of the
captain's "highballs" he found by
analysis It contained 4.50 grains of
tartar emetic, better known ns anti
mony. Captain Erb asserted a short
time before he was shot that some one
in his household had placed poison In
a beverage used by him nnd by Infer
ence nceused Mrs. Erb.
Machine Strikes Iron Trolley Pots and
Is Demolished.
Newark, N. J., Nov. 2. Four men
were badly hurt, one of them probably
mortally, In nn automobile accident.
A touring car owned by M. R. Wnrd of
Wayne, Ta., crashed into an Iron trol
ley pole.
Albert Felton, Ward's chauffeur, was
driving the car from Wayne to Man
hattan. With him were John Doyle of
Roscmount, Pa., and John H. Meyer
nnd John Carr of New Brunswick.
While running nt a good speed the car
struck n rail In the road, swerved and.
crashed Into the pole.
The occupants were shot through the
nlr, Felton striking the pole head-on.
He is suffering from concussion of the
brain in St. James' hospital. The ma
chine was almost completely wrecked.
Skeleton Discovered on Estate That
Was Home of Washington.
Washington, Nov. 2. Through the
finding of n skeleton on the historic
Mount Vernon estate, at one time the
home of George Washington, the au
thorities have to solve what appears
to be a murder mystery.
Gatekeeper VIckers discovered the
skeleton, together with the dead man's
clothes, a gold watch, a bottle of
whisky nnd a calendar, In a patch of
woods near the entrance to the
grounds. Upon the calendar the name
"Antonio" was written, niid a bullet
was discovered among the bones.
The police theory is that a workman
two years ago was shot by one of his
fellow workmen.
Republicans Win In California, Oregon
and Washington.
San Francisco, Nov. 4. There was no
state election In California to compll
cate the Issues, and the Republican na
tional ticket carried the state. In 1904
Roosevelt carried the state by 115,822
over Parker.
Seattle, Wash., Nov. 4. Washington's
five electoral votes will be cast for
Taft, the Republican candidate having
carried this state. Samuel C. Cos
grove, Republican, has been elected
governor, and the state's legislature
will remain Republican.
Portland, Ore., Nov. 4. Returns from
all parts of the state Indicate that Taft
has won. There was no state election.
Bryan Loses In Utah.
Salt Lake City, Nov. 4. Mr. Bryan
Iins lost Utah by a majority estimated
at 8,000. William Spry, Republican,
has been elected governor by a small
Wyoming Republican.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Nov. 4. This state's
three electoral votes will be cast for
William H. Taft, but his popular ma-
Jorlty Is considerably below that of
Mr. Roosevelt.
Champ Clark Re-elected.
St. Louis. Nov. 4. Champ Clark.
Democrat, Ninth Missouri congression
al district, has been re elected.
Over Two and a Half Millions to Bs
Asked For New Barracks.
Washington, Nov. 2. Au Item of $2,
000,110 for barracks and quarters at
coast artillery posts will be included
In the estimates of appropriations to
be sent to congress by the war depart
ment. Some of this money is required for
barracks nt Fort Wadsworth, New
York city, where the men are quar
tered In old casemates.
Six Firemen Hurt by Qos Explosion.
New York, Nov. 2. In a tenement
fire started by a gas explosion six fire
men were overcome by gas fumes.
Onptp'n Mauser may not survive.
Kansas Still Republican.
Topekn, Kan., Nov. 4. Kansas is
again In the Republican column ttila
year. Mr. Tnft's majority In the stato
Is 20,000. Walter R. Stubbs, Repub
lican, has beeu elected governor.
Wifehood sad Pluck.
"The pluckiest woman In America
today" was the comment of a judge in
the case of a wife who recently ap
peared in court to free her uusbnjyl on
a charge of bank wrecking. It was not
the fact of tho wife's appearance in
court to stand by her husband that
provoked the remark, for that is an
everyday occurrence. She bad turned
tho sumptuous mansion once maintain
ed with the profits of his mysterious
dealings Into a fashionable boarding
house and become a breadwinner to
keep the wolf from the door. The drop
from society lady to the rank of a
breadwinner was undoubtedly humili
ating to pride, but not more so than in
the case of thousands who thus meet a
similar emergency.
Women who give up leisure nnd drop
their social alms when family finances
come to grief nnd go to work to save
the home arc found In every American
community. If no other motive spurs
them it Is the hope of hiding the terri
ble truth from the children and letting
their lives go on just the same. In the
child world these social tragedies are
but a nine days' wonder when tho
mother takes hold to straighten things
out. Setting one wife nnd mother
above any other in this respect seems
a far cry for au idol. Tho modesty
shown in Napier's celebrated eulogy on
tho gallant Englishman who died "lead
ing the van," as the soldier loves to
die, on the very top of the ramparts at
the storming of Badajos, is worthy of
study by nsers "of tho superlative.
"None fell that day with greater glory
than he, yet many fell, and there was
much glory." Praise hero for the hum
blest who fell, yet admirers of the par
ticular one referred to could miss noth
ing in the tribute. Thousands of dis
tressed wives arc plucky, and there's
nothing nobler than being "one of the
Canada's National Policies.
Like our own election, the campaign
in Canada this year involved many
radical questions of national policy.
The Laurlcr administration has en
joyed a long lease of power, as power
goes in a representative government,
and has undertaken many works of
national extent and importance, nota
bly railways and waterways. A motto
of the party in power has been "From
a colony to a nation, 1890-1008." While
the people paid the bills, of course, for
all this, the ministry whose continua
tion in authority was at stake In the
election claimed a share in the credit.
Tho leader of the Liberals and, as
his adherents contend, tho strongest
force in the movement for progress, Sir
Wilfrid Laurler, gave to his party n
personality of Indisputable strength.
He fought on the defensive in the cam
paign, and for a man of his character
that was an attitude to rally strength
In a political contest, however keen
and well grounded the criticism of the
opposition leveled nt the record of his
administration might appear. The cam'
palgn was notably thorough and vigor
ous from the coast to the western bor
der and on the part of the govcrnfejnt
well organized throughout the prov
inces. The World Policeman.
It is evident from the Balkan busi
ness that the world policeman is hydra
headed. As soon as the Bulgarians,
the Serbs, the Czechs, the Bosnians
and Albanians began to do things
every great nation was tipped off from
some mysterious source to "sit on the
safety valve." All Europe seemed
bent on suppression, and the pent up
forces were not allowed to break loose.
It was not a cure, only a sedative.
It remains to be seen whether the
Initial work of the world policeman
was well timed. Sometimes a club
bing is the right thing in a riot, and
again it is well to give the rioters room
to have it out among themselves. How-
over It goes this time, the real Balkan
trouble Is not one to "blow over." And
It may prove ono that no police club
can settle.
That new 27 knots nn hour battle
ship Inflexible of the British navy
makes all the Dreadnoughts and fast
cruisers of the world back numbers,
and now every nation must "lay
down" vessels of tho newest type.
Thrown From His Horse While Riding
In Pittsburg.
rittsburc. Nov. 2. John It. .Tnoltsnn
was almost instantly killed by being
mrown rrom ms uorse while riding in
Grant boulevard.
Ho was nreshlcnt of tho Fldnlltv
Title and Trust company, was former
president or the State Bankers' asso
elation, former president of the Pitts
burg chamber of commerce, n ininr.
nntor of the Pittsburg orchestra and
many times a millionaire. He was
widower, aged sixty-four.
Hughes Expresses Gratification.
Albany, Nov. 4. Commenting on the
result of the election, Governor Hughes
said: "I am deeply gratified by the sue
cess of Mr. Taft aud by our vlctorv in
this state. To all those who labored
so earnestly In sunnort of mv rnndi
dacy I wish to express my warmest
appreciation. With this expression of
the confidence of the people ,1 shall de
vote myself with renewed zeal to their
Oneof Fate s Fancies !
To one contemplating tho strange oc
currences flesh is heir to it would seem
that there is a real personal fate that
is constantly amusing himself with our
destinies. For Instance, nt the end of
tho eighteenth century it showed a lit
tle Corslcan the crown of France kick
ed about by a mob In Paris. He picked
It up, put it on his head and then pro
ceeded to make kings and queens of
his family. Per contra, fate designated
the monarch who lost the crown the
Corslcan appropriated to bo the one of
a long Hue of sovereigns to lose it nnd
his head at the same time. He was the
only one of tho lot who In many yeara
deserved to wear It.
In the case recited In this story It
would seem that this Inexorable fate
took n cunning nnd malicious pleasure.
A party of American sightseers
abroad were "doing" the gardens of
Versailles. A middle aged couple stroll
ed away from the others nnd snt them
selves down to rest.
"At twenty," said the man, "I laid
out a definite plan for ttiy life which
I have followed to the present moment.
Having tastes which I had no means
to gratify, I resolved to spend twenty
years In accumulating a fortune where
with to spend another twenty years In
an ldenl life. Before leaving America
a month ago I closed out my business,
having accumulated the requisite
amount. Tho first twenty years of my
life have been passed as I Intended.
The second period Is before me.
"Of that period I have spent but a
month, and yet It is long enough to
have taught me that to enjoy the world
I must have somo ono to enjoy It with
me. In you I have met that person
the only woman I have over wished to
make a life companion. It rests with
you whether this second period shall
bo a success or a failure. Will you
spend It with mo as my wife?"
There was a long silence between
them, at the end of which the woman
"Unlike you, I laid no plan for my
life. At eighteen I loved, married and
was for ten years supremely happy
with my husband and my children.
Then within a few months they were
all swept away by death. I cannot be
happy without them, therefore It
would be Impossible for me to enable
you as your companion to carry out the
second part of your plan."
"Which means that this part has al
ready failed?"
"If dependent upon me; not on an
other." "Had I not fallen In with you I
might possibly have been happy with
The woman was looking on the
ground, making marks on It with the
end of her parasol. Presently she
looked up into the man's face to see
there n bitter disappointment resting
on every feature.
"In that case 1 will do my best for
you. I consent," she said.
There was a wedding In the Amer
ican Parisian colony, after which Wal
ter Lanier and his bride spent (to him)
six delightful months in n laud where
there Is every opportunity for a culti
vated man to enjoy himself. The only
shadow falling upon him was that, de
spite a bravo struggle on the part of
his wife, she occasionally showed that
her heart was with those who had
gone from her. The husband, seeing
that occupation would be better for
her, proposed that they return to Amer
ica, where she might have the care of
a home. Iu reply to this proposition
she told him that whatever he wished
was her preference.
Lanier believed it would be better to
take his wife where she would enjoy
the companionship of those she had
always known. Ho planned a surprise
for her. He wrote a friend to buy a
house for him iu the neighborhood In
which his wife had been born and
reared, where her father and mother
and a sister would be near her. It
happened that Just such a place was
In tho market, aud It was purchased
for Lanier. It needed no Improve
ments, nnd as soon ns Lanier was ad
vised that the papers had passed he
and his bride sailed for America.
By this time Mrs. Lanier had been
weaned from a constant dwelling upon
those she had lost. She had married
a splendid man for her second hus
baud and every day clung to him more
and more. Indeed, she seemed to real
ize that a living with the dead is an
abnormal condition and resolved to
live for her husband,
On the day of their arrival at the
place of their Intended future resi
dence the wife expected to be taken
temporarily to a hotel. They were
met at tho station by a carriage and
driven away. She did not know where
and did not feel in a mood to ask,
But presently she noticed that she was
on familiar ground. She looked up at
her husband Inquiringly. He put his
arm about her affectionately, but said
uothing. When they reached the lo
cation of her old homo Mrs. Lanier
put her hands on her eyes as if to
shut out memory. Then tho carriage
stopped, and her husband alighted,
He had taken her band to help her
out, and her foot was on the step
wheu she looked up nt tho house her
husband had provided for her. With
a cry, she drew back Into the carriage,
"Take me away! It was my home!"
For a moment he stood appalled,
then re-eutered the carriage, closed the
door and ordered the coachman to
drive anywhere that would take them
from the homo he had Intended for
Now. why did fate take them to that
particular house?
bvclyn wiTwonra.
It Emits a Blast Which May Be Heard
Forty Miles.
Washington, Nov. 2. Examinations
by naval experts In wireless telephony
as to the sound which will carry the
greatest distance develops that the
steam siren under seventy-two pounds
of steam pressure will emit a blast
which may be heard forty miles.
Next comes the steam whistle, the
sound of which Is carried twenty
Among the softer sounds which car
ry a considerable distance Is the whis
tling buoy, which has frequently been
heard fifteen miles.
Parade Brings to n Close Boston's
Centenary Celebration.
Boston, Nov. 2. What was probably
the greatest parade of a religious char
acter In the history of New England
brought to a close the centenary cele
bration of the founding of the Roman
Catholic diocese of Boston.
It is estimated that fully 40,000 men,
representing the Holy Name societies,
with over 150 priests, participated,
marching to the music of 100 bands.
The parade was reviewed by Cardi
nal Gibbons.
Only Relatives and a Few Close
Friends In Attendance.
New York, Nov. 2. It wns announc
ed that the funeral of Mrs. William
Astor will be held from the residence,
842 Fifth avenue, at 2 o'clock this aft
ernoon. The service will be for rela
tives and personal friends only.
The service will be conducted by
the Rev. Dr. Ernest M. Stlres, rector
of St. Thomas' church.
The Safer Way.
To steal a kiss Is not amiss,
Though It may lead to sorrow.
The burden of my sons Is this:
To steal a kiss Is not amiss.
But why become a thief of bliss
When you can slmpl? borrowT
To steal a kiss Is not amiss,
Though It may lead to sorrow.
Llpplncott's Magazine.
Worse Yet.
"Mrs. Blldad says that she talks In
her sleep."
"That Isn't the worst of it, either.
She talks when she Is awake." New
York Life.
Through Space.
Behold, the airship sets the pace
And with a majesty serene
Proceeds to take long flights through
The space In each month's magazine.
Philadelphia Press.
No Sport.
"Better go slow, judge. I've got a
"uo you tuinK tuis a tug or war
frnmat Mtnnf.f .1 - " Tl,l1nnlr.l.ln
"I am a married man," ho said,
"Quite lately I was haltered
And can't do things I used to do
For now my life Is altar-ed."
Kansas City Times.
A Superior Person.
"A lot of love is wasted on poodle
"Aw. forget It and be clad vou ain't
a dog." Birmingham (Ala.) Herald.
The Quicker Way.
AU things como to him who waits.
Perhaps that's true. Well, let 'em.
With me, the only things I got
I had to Co and get 'cm.
Judge's Library.
A Simple Deduction.
"Yes, the population of this town Is
Increasing very rapidly."
"Then your chauffeurs must all be
sane." Chicago Record-Herald.
Isn't It Foolish?
I saw the sea, a beauteous scene,
And as I say I saw I saw
A sea scene I had never seen
I saw the sea see-saw!
New York Globe.
Two Working For Him.
Mr. Claude How kin you nffohd t'
dress In does like dera?
Mr. Hillary Easy! Doan' yo know
dat I'm o bigamist? Judge.
The Aeroplane.
I shot an arrow In tho air.
It fell to earth I know not where.
And If you look 'twill be In vain.
You seldom sco an arrow-plain.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Dog Safe Enough.
"Your dog Just bit mel"
"Well, don't worry about him. You
haven't the rabies, have you?" Atlan
ta Constitution.
Cause For Rejoicing.
Ono day the neighbors did reJolc
That fata had things adjusted.
It was their time to celebrate
Small Willie's drum had "busted."
Detroit Tribune.
She Couldn't Be.
"The bride to bo Isn't very clever."
"You know her, then?"
"No; I know hlra." Kansas City
Autumn Gold.
This leafy autumn gold tut, tutt
It calls for naught of thanks.
It's all right for the poets, but
It's no good at the banks!
. Washington Star.
And He Was It.
Mrs. Benham Do you know how
lobsters are caught?
Benham Only ono, my dear. Judge,
At tho advent of Athena
Puzzled doctors tried in vsln
To determine Zeus' trouble.
He had daughter on the brain.
Llpplncott's Magazine.
OtUce Next door to Dost office. KnrmorW
occupied by W. II. Dlmmlck. Honesdale. Pa.
omccovcr post office. AH legal business
promptly attended to. llonesdale. Pa.
Olllce in Foster building rooms 9 and 10,
Honesdnle, Pa.
()lllri I.ihertv llnll hllllrilnfT. rmnnaltn lha
Post Olllce, llonesdale. Pa.
Putcnts ainlTxaisions secured. Office In the
Court House, llonesdale. Pa.
Sneclnl nnil nromnt attention plvpn in th
collection of claims. Ofllco over Keifs new
store, llonesdale. Pa.
Ofllcc Second floor old Savings Hank
building, Honesdnle, Pa.
Olllce over the post olllce, llonesdale. Pa.
Office near Court House, Honesdale, Pa.
Office over Post Office, Honesdale, Pa.
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Office First floor, old Savings Bank build
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Ofllco nnd residence lllli Church street
Telephones. Office Hours 2:00 to 4:00 and
iiuutosuu, p.m.
Rear of Allen House. Hnnesdale. Pa.
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Estate of Albert Whitmore. late of
Honesdale borough, deceased. All persons
Indebted to said estate are notified to make
Immediate payment to the undersigned; and
those having claims against said estate are
Administrator c. t. a