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Weekly Founded, 1844
REPUBLICAN PARTY j
HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 1909.
New York Governor Wants
New Insurance Law.
TO MANAGE DELINQUENT GO'S.
Says There Is Urgent Need of Giv
ing Power to the State to
Act Vigorously In Cases
' of Emergency.
Albany, N. Y March 0. Governor
Hughes scut to the legislature the first
special message of the present session,
in which he recommends amendments
to the Armstrong Insurance law so ms
to give the state superintendent of In
surance power to take possession of
the property and affairs of Insurance
companies when necessary to conserve
the Interests of policy holders.
In his messuKC the governor cites
the recent sale of the Washington Life
to the Plttsbu;g Life and the carrying
away of Its books to Pennsylvania. He
The serious delays nnd enormous waste
connected with receiverships, both of
banking anil of Insurance corporations,
has directed attention to the advisability
of providing suitable means for econom
ical and speedy liquidation throiiRh the
agency of the respective state depait
ments. Not only Is It desirable to provide for
the economical and speedy liquidation of
Insolvent Institutions, but also to make
proper provision that the superintendent
of the appropriate department, where the
corporation Is delinquent or the Interests
of depositors or policy holders are in
jeopardy, may at once take possession of
the property of the corporation and us
sume charge of its affairs so that he may
be In a position to conserve Its assets and
take such steps as will prevent unneces
sary waste or spoliation.
Circumstances may make the exercise
of such a power of the greatest impor
tance to all parties In interest, even
though the Institution may be solvent,
and the exercise of such authority may
frequently save a corporation from ruin
and make easy the resumption of busi
ness under proper safeguards.
The protection which Is sought to be
given to our citizens by the supervisory
powers of the state department Is not
complete unless the superintendent Is In
a position In times of emergency at once
to take custody for purposes of conserva
tion, and ample authority for this pur
pose should bo afforded.
Certain recent transactions relating to
a long established nnd solvent life Insur
ance corporation have emphasized the
need of such legislation. All the assets
of the New York corporation appear to
be claimed under a reinsurance contract
by an insurance corporation of another
state. Legal proceedings have been In
stituted attacking the transaction In ques
tion, and a receivership has .been asked
for. In such a case It ought to be a sim
ple matter to secure proper custodial care
through the state department and to take
summary steps to protect the Interests of
the policy holders without recourse to a
Power should be given to the superin
tendent of insurance to take charge of
Insurance corporations so situated. Pro
vision should also be made by which all
arrangements for the transfer of assets
from one Insurance company to another
with the design to bring about a prac
tical merger or to turn over the business
of the one corporation to the other should
require the approval of the superintend
ent of Insurance.
I therefore recommend that such legis
lation be enacted as will give to the su
perintendent of Insurance powers with re
spect to taking possession of the property
and affairs of Insurance corporations and
their liquidation, nnulagons to the powers
conferred last year upon the superintend
ent of banks.
In view of the Importance of the matter
I respectfully urge that It receive as ear
ly attention as may be possible.
Hills carrying the governor's recom
mendations wen; Introduced In the leg
islature by Senator Grattan and As
BELL AERODROME FLIES.
Eight Miles In Less Than Twelve Min
utes Its Latest Feat.
Itaddeck, X. S., March I). Flying
eight miles In eleven minutes nnd fif
teen seconds, Douglas McCurdy in his
big aerodrome, the Silver Dart, estab
lished a n vv l cord in a series of
lllghts here under the general direction
nf Dr. Alexander Grnham Hell.
After four short flights, during
which the new fifty horsepower motor
nf the Silver Dart was found to be
working In splendid shape, Mr. Mc
Curdy decided upon a longer excur
sion. Starting from Dr. Bell's labora
tory, he flew to Stoney Island and
back, passing over Haddock harbor
both on the outward journey and In
Tho whir of the motor and the pro
peller blades of the new flying ma
chine, which Is of the aeroplano type,
as It passed over Baddcck attracted
the entire population out of doors, and
tho long flight of the Dart was wit
nessed by thousands of people.
Liberal Win Elections In Chile.
Santiago, Chile, March 0. Tho gen
fral elections of members of tho cham
ber of deputies were held throughout
the republic. The Liberal party has a
strong majority. There were no din
Drdcrs. Weather Probabilities.
It a In or snow; colder; Increasing east
COLLAPSES ON TEIAL DAY.
Wealthy Joseph Janer Charged With
Abducting Little Girl.
Baltimore, March 0. Joseph M. Ja
ner, the wealthy Brooklyn man, Is In
a stnte of collapse on this the day of
his trial for abducting ten-year-old
Kathcrlua Loersch, the penalty for
which may be death under the Mary
The law gives him the choice of
being tried before a judge and Jury or
before three judges without a jury.
Knowing that there la a strong public
sentiment In favor of banging hltu,
Janlcr has elected to stand trial be
fore three judges.
Janer lives on the Income of his fa
ther's $500,000 estate. Little Kath
crlno Loersch, who for more than n
month has been at the House of the
(Sood Shepherd here, wll tell of her
leaving her Brooklyn home to come to
Baltlniotc wllh the rich neighbor,
whom she had come to know as Uncle
It Is Improbable (hat Mrs. Locrseh.
the girl's mother, will appear. Shortly
afler .laner's arrest' here she was In
jured by a fall In her Brooklyn home,
and It is said that she is still recuper
ating. Ernest Loersch. the father, will
not come. He. Is a paralytic,
will probably not last long.
NEW CHARTER FOR NEW YORK
Commission Favors Abolition of the
n I A U...n
New oyU . March !.-'i he report of
the New ovk charter commission pro-
poses fundamental changes In he old
charier, and one recoinniendatlon Is
"that no person shall be eligible for
the ollice of mayor unless he shall
have been a resident of the city for
nt least ten years preceding his elec
tion and that the salary be Increased
to $25.0110 a year."
It Is proposed to abolish the board
of aldermen and In Its place create a
council of thirty-nine members to serve
without, pay. The council will have
large ordinance making powers, but
will have no control over the admin
istrative business of the city or over
A marked change In the existing sys
tem Is made by withdrawing from the
borough presidents all administrative
functions. Instead of one large mayor
and live small ones there will be a
single executive. ..
The board of education will cease to
be a separate corporation nnd will lie
reduced to fifteen members. The ofllce
of cermier Is abolished, and all the
duties be performs are turned over
to the department of health.
PLOT, SAYS TURKISH CONSUL.
Munjl Bey Claims Enemies Falsely (
Accuse Him of Grafting.
New York. March 0. Munjl Bey.'
Turkish consul general nt New York,
denounces the charges of "graft"
made against him In the petition for
his removal, filed by several thousand
Ottoman subjects with the Turkish
ambassador at Washington, ns fabri
cations nnd says he courts a full In
vestigation of his ollice here by the
Turkish authorities at the capital.
"Tho petition Is part of a plot in
spired by enemies of mine, nnd there
Is not a word of truth In It," said
Munjl Bey. "I shall give the names
of my enemies to tho nmbassador or
his representative when 1 hear from
him and. request that he take some ac
tion against them. If the ambassador
does not see fit to tnke action 1 shall
put the whole mutter in the hands of
our authorities in Constantinople.
"We do not overcharge our sub
jects for their passports, as alleged
I In the petition, and there Is no way
for any one to graft by taking ad-
vantage of the Ignorant Syrians, j
CS reeks or Armenians In this ollice. !
I "I am ready for a full investigation j
of my olltco In regard to this mntter i
and shall Insist that It be made," he
FIGHT OVER HOUSE RULES.
Members to Meet Congressional
Committee This Week.
Washington, March 0. A reception
to the new members of congress by
the ltepubllcan congressional commit
tee on Friday, at which Speaker Can
non will bo present. Is one'of the lnt
cst developments In the maneuvers
preliminary to the fight on the rules
to take place when the house meets
The so called Insurgents are also
preparing a preliminary move. Rep
resentative Duvls of Minnesota de
clares that the plan for obtaining
jhanges In the rules includes the bring
ing about of a deadlock on the elec
tion of speaker through tho scattering
of votes by the Insurgents,
Other Insurgents, however, declare
there will be no fight against Mr. Can
non, but that their efforts will be con
centrated on a plan to vote down the
motion for the usual previous ques
tion on tho motion to adopt the rules
of tho Sixtieth congress.
It Is understood that Speakor Can
non will make a speech at the recep
tion lu which he will advance argu
ments In favor of tho present rules.
Supreme Court Keeps Them
From Sing Sing.
IN JAIL BUT HOPING FOR BAIL
Colonel Britton and Quarantine
L Commissioner Schroedcr Are
Under Sentence of One
to Four Years.
New York, March II. Colonel Ed
ward 13. Billion and Quarantine Com
mlsslonrr Frederick H. Schroedcr, for
merly president and second vice presi
dent, respectively, of the Eagle Sav
ings nnd Loan company of Brooklyn,
who were convicted of grand larceny
In the llrst degree and sentenced to
Indeterminate terms In Sing Sing by
Supreme Court Justice Jaycox, have
Pt a stay from Justice Mareun.
Justice Mareau granted an order di
recting the district attorney to show
cause why a certificate of reasonable
doubt should not be granted In the
case of the two men.
This order stays the transfer of the
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Britton was sentenced to an indeter
minate term of from fourteen months
' to four years' anil a half. Schroedcr
escaped with a somewhat smaller In
j determinate term from one year to
' four years. The maximum penalty for
1 the crime Is ten and n half years.
( It was alleged that the prisoners
used $47,000 of the company's funds to
finance a mining venture. After the
discovery of the thefts the two men
resigned from the company, nnd Colo
i nel Britton made restitution of $5,000
Colonel Britton was one of the best
known national guard officers In .the
country. He was regarded as an au
thority on military tactics and wrote
n number of books on the subject. He
fls n gold medalist of the Military Serv
I Ice Institute. He commanded the
. regiment which was organized to take
I the place of the Fourteenth regiment
in Brooklyn when the latter command
i was ordered Into the government serv
ice In the Spanish war. Later he be
came adjutant general on the staff of
General James McLcer, commanding
the Second brigade, resigning several
Frederick II. Schroeder has been
quarantine commissioner in this port
for several years. He has long been
prominent in Itcpubllcun politics In
Brooklyn and Is the Kepubllcan leader
In the Sixth assembly district.
CUBAN PRISONS OPENED.
General Amnesty Bill Releases Over
Eight Hundred Persons.
Havana. March 9. In accordance
with the provisions' of the general am
nesty bill, recently passed by the legis
lature and signed by President Gomez,
the courts of Havana have Issued or
ders for the release of upward of'800
These Include Juan Mnsso Parra,
sentenced to four years for conspiracy
against the provisional government,
and the negro Colonel Aeon, reputed to
be the most desperate crlmlnnl In
Cuba, who was serving a cumulative
sentence of ninety-eight yenrs for hom
icide, robbery and frequent nttempts
to break jail. Several hundred other
prisoners were released In vnrious
nnrts of the Island.
NEW BALDWIN CLAIMANT.
I Sister of the Plunger Wants Share In
i Ilnclne, Wis., March 9. A claim for
'a share in the $28,000,000 estate of
I "Lucky" Baldwin, who died lnst week
I in California, Is made by Mrs. Mary
j Morln of Frecport, 111., who assertH
j that sho Is a sister of the plunger.
Mrs. Morln says that her mother
I had fifteen children, two of whom,
herself nnd "Lucky," were full, broth
er nnd sister, and the remaining chil
dren were half-brothers and half-sisters.
The stepmother of Mrs. Morln nnd
Baldwin made life miserable for the
children, nnd sho wns especially abu
sive to Baldwin, no withstood her
notions ns long as was possible until
one dny he left home, vowing thnt he
would never again call his stepmother
a relative of bis. From that day until
the day of his death he never went to
the old home nor did he see bis sister,
Mrs. Morln says that her brother
was born at Hamilton, HI., and when
Bhe was very young the family moved
to New Diggings, Wis., a mining town,
where their father located as a miner
nnd where "Lucky" received? his first
knowledge of the mining business,
which made him bo wealthy In later
Ex-peakcr -Says That Charitable
Appropriations' Are Running
Ex-Speaker Frank McClain has made
a statement in which he called attention
to the heavy increase of appropriations
to local charities, those which are cither
private or partly so. He says that in
1877 such appropriations were but$135,
000. '"In 1887 this class of appropriations
amounted to $578,275; in 1897 to $1,702.
501, and in 1007 investigation discloses
that the State's benefactions to institu
tions not under its control nnd purely
locnl in character to the enormous sum
of $0,800,000, practically 50 times as
much as was appropriated in 1877. Of
tint annual appropriations in lt07t $),
400,000 wns for maintenance and $2,100.
000 was for buildings. The State rev
enues in .'10 years, from 1S77 to 1007,
multiplied n trifle over three-fold and
appropriations to institutions, with
which the Stnte has no direct concern,
have multiplied in the corresponding
time virtually fifty-fold. '
"These facts suggest that the time is
approaching, ifitliasnot already arrived,
when revenues must be increased or this
class of appropriations reduced. The
fixed charges of the State government
are naturally increasing with increase in
population and development, and it is
useless to talk of reduction in thisXdirec-
tion. The demand for public improve
ments good roads, etc. is becoming
more insistent in each succeeding session
of the general assembly, and good roads
and more money are synonymous terms
at the present time. The work of the
State Department of Health has so com
mended itself to the people of the Com
monwealth that on all "ides is beard the
cry, "make it broader."
"Unexpended balances, of appropria
tions made in 11)07 and a surplus of $2,-
000,000 may raise the revenues to $40,
uuu.uuu or JHi.iftxuou as ttie outsiue
figure that can be appropriated, $4,000,-
000 less than theappropriationsof 1907."
CITIZEN'S 5 MILE RACE
How to Train.
"iVor all who may contemplate entering
these races, the following suggestions
Long walks and slow jogging should
always be given a course of training for
distant running. Whenever a difficulty
in breathing is felt, the athlete should
walk until his powers of respiration have
recovered. He should never sit or stand
around uncovered, but as soon ns bis
work is done, cover up warmly until an
opportunity to be rubbed down is given
him, and then dry, warm clothes should
While running, the athlete should stop
just as soon ns be feels a pain in his side,
or the front part of his lower leg be
The diet should be simple, sleep abun
dant. Omit tobacco, nil alcoholic liquors
tea, coffee, pickles, pastry, dumplings
and the like.
The time to start to prepare for the
run is now. Do not wait, but pitch in
and get the winter's stiffness out of the
Further advice will be given from time
to time within the next few weeks.
For additional information, watch the
columns of this paper. In a few days
detailed announcement of the necessary
steps to enter will be made. In the
meantime those desiring to enter can do
so by communicating withTimCiTiZKN.
Animated Pictures and Vaudeville.
The success of the new venture made
by the mnnngementof the popular Lyric,
is assured beyond a doubt. Saturday
evening the theatre was crowded to the
doors at times, which in itself proves that
the bill presented was a strong one. Fjir
this week there is a still larger and
stronger program offered. The com
bination of vaudeville acts is composed
of Martin & Fabrinni, "The Kiddies"
in a very clever song, Dance & Quick
Changing Specialty; Queen Dora, in n
beautiful SerpentineDance, accompanied
by an elegant electrical display; English,
Tho Hoop Man; New Animated Pictures
(that are changed each date) and some
of the very latest Illustrated Songs.
Although the nbovo numbers make
up an extra large program, the same
low prices will prevail during the entire
week, 10 and 20 cents.
Performances take place on Monday,
Wednesday and Saturday afternoon nnd
evenings, one taking place in the after
noon 2.30, and two at night at 7.30 and
41.00. The Lyric Orchestra will bo
present at all evening performances.
Irving Slater, son of Samuel Slater, a
former resident of Honesdale, now liv
ing In Carbondale, was accidentally
shot on Sunday afternoon while playing
with a companion. The wound is not
Patrick Caffrey died suddenly Monday
morning, March 1st, of heart failure, at
Union, N. Y., where he was employed
by the Union Forging Co. ' His remains
were taken to Hancock on Tuesday for
interment on Wednesday, In St. Paul's
cemetery, after services, including a re
quiem high mass in tho church. Mr. 1
.Caffrey was born at Stockport, Bucking- I
ham township, and was 45 years of age.
He is survived bv one sister, Mrs. Martin i
Mornn, of Hancock ; and three brothers,
John F., of Lanesboroj Terrence, of ,
Middletown, and Thomas, of Bramnns, '
this couutv. :
Herbert Westfnll died very suddenly i
at tne Home ot ins sister, Mrs. bteptien ,
S. Carey, in Syracuse, N. Y., where he
was employed, on Wednesday, March
Id, of heart trouble, resulting from a re
cent illness of pneumonia. Deceased
was born at Westfnll, near Howlaud,
Pike county, Aug. 2, 1800, and va$ the
sou of James and F.sther Westfnll. lie
is survived by bis father, and three
brothers, Wilbur, of Kowland, Kdgnr
and Elmer, of Port Jervisjtwo sisters,
Claudia, wife of Stephen S. Carey, of
Syracuse, and Miss Myrtle Westfall, of
Port Jervis. The remains were taken to
Port Jervis for interment.
Lewis Molusky died ut his home in '
Port Jervis on Friday evening, March 5, .
1909, of general debility, aged years,
7 months nnd 14 days. He came to the
United States from Germany thirty-five
years ago, and located at Cullicoon, N.
Y., removing to PortJervis in 1891. His
wife, four sons, Charles, of Port Jervis ;
Fred., of Cullicoon; Gustavo, of Mast
Hope, and August, ol Wntcrbury, Conn.;
nnd two daughters, Mrs. Paulina Frei
berger, of Cullicoon, and Mrs. Florence
Hermann, of New York city, survive
Mrs. Sarah Smith, bom in Monroe
county, widow of Hiram Smith, died in
Port Jervis, on Saiurday last, aged 64
years. Her husband died about four
years ago. She is survived by nine chil
dren, among them being Franklin Smith,
of Hawley. The remains were taken to
Bushkill, Pa., for interment in Sand Hill
Mrs. Homer Crampton, from 1897 to
1899 teacher of the Fifth Grade in the
Honesdale Graded Schools, as MissMabel
E. Perley, died of typhoid pneumonia,
at her home at East Berkshire, Vermont,
on Wedeesday, March .'!, 1909, after a
few days' illness. She leaves to mourn
their loss, her husband and a child three
years old, her parents and one sister.
The funeral services were held on Satur
day morning, at Calvary Church, East
Berkshire. While living in Honesdale
Miss Perley boarded at the home of L.
S. Colliiis,von 11th stret. She wns n
very prepossessing and vivacious young
lady, and made many warm friends who
will be greatly grieved to hear of her
Simeon Middaugh, aged 73 years, died
at Hoadley, Marclf (ith, 1909, after a
protracted illness. He was born in Pike
county and always commanded the con
fidence and respect of those with whom
he was associated throughout his long
life. He was twice married, and is sur-
vivedby lus second wile ana vo sons,
Elmer, of Honesdale, and Charles, of
California. The funeral services were
held yesterday, conducted by Kev. W.
II. Hiller, and the remains were taken
to Hawley for interment.
Benjamin Chapman Baldwin, a for
mer resident of Honesdale, died sud
denly at his home in St. Paul, Minn.,
on Sunday, Feb. 22, 1909, aged 87 years.
Elder Baldwin, as he was generally call
ed, in recognition of his relation to the
Presbyterian church, was born at Dur
ham, N. Y., Sept. 7, 1821. He chose
surveying as his profession on attaining
manhood, nnd when, in 1848 or 1849,
the late John Torrey who had charge of
nil the public lands of Wayne and Pike,
and thousands of acres in Susquehanna,
Luzerne, Monroe, Columbia and Mon
tour counties, found it necessary to add
another to his office force Mr. Baldwin
was installed in the position. He re
mained in Mr. Torrey's employ about
six years, during which time he identified
himself with the Presbyterian Church
nnd Sundny School, nnd acquired a high
social position in this community. In
1855 he removed to Minnesota and in
June, 1858, was married to Miss Atkin
son. Last Juiw the venerable pair, with
their children, grandchildren and friends,
celebrated their golden wedding. After
locating in Minnesota, Mr. Baldwin en
gaged in the land and surveying busi
ness at Lake City, handling among other
largo tracts, 10,000 acres belonging to
the estate of his former employer, tho
late John Torrey. In 1873 be removed
to St. Paul, where for thirty years ho
was chief clerk in the 'United States
Surveyor General's ofllce. Ho retired
from uctivo business about two years
ago. Besides bis wife, Mr. Baldwin
leaves four children, Stephen Torrey
Baldwin, of Washington, D. C; Prof.
Samuel A. Baldwin, of New York; Mrs.
Henry A. Merrill and Miss Clara F.
Baldwin, of St. Paul.
Mrs- Franklin A-. Secly, second wife
of the late Col. F. A. Seely, 'Idestson of
"'elate Kichard L. Seely, for many years
president oi the Honesdalo Bank, died
Very suddenly in Washington, D. C, on
Sunday last, aged 50 years. The remains
will be. temporarily placed in a receiving
vault m Washington, nnd eventually
brought here for interment in Glen Dy-
berry cemetery, bv tho side of her Iius-
band, who died Feb. II, 1895. A
extended notice will appear in
ceeding issue of THE ClTlZKX.
Maucii 8. More snow, more mud nnd
water, with occasional cold snaps, as
sure us that March is taking her place
in the line of fickle weather, if the pro
ceeding ones ever set an example. It
will be some time before we will bear
the tinkle of the cow and sheep bcllsout
on tho pasture, nnd the prospect is not
encouraging for early garden makers.
Whether such a mild winter is good for
the soil nnd production of big crops of
Brain anu grass, we can note later.
Kichard Hortree is preparing to build
a dwelling house for himself and family,
on a vacant lot belonging to John Buch-
tcr. It is opposite tbeC. A. Seig house,
now used as a public school building.
The creamery ice bouse, also that of
Dr. Gilpin, has been filled with ice
brought from East Branch pond, in Pike
county. C. A. Seig had the contract, to
cut nnd put in the ice.
No mail in or out of Newfoundland
on Friday, on account of badldriftcd
Albert George, residing in Dreher,
took his pork several hams and shoul
dersover to the residence of Arthur
Akers, in Sterling, and put it in bis
smoke house, to be given th" customary
smoking. On Friday night, February
20th, the smoke house was broken open
and the meat carried away. 'Squire A.
C. Howe, of Sterling, issued a warrant,
and a. suspected .family in the neighbor
hood had their houte and premises
searched by constable .1. B. Krauter and
two assistants ; but they failed to locate
any ot the stolen meat.
A middle aged man named George 1
Stutler, hailing from Plymouth, Pa., has
been working for Charles Itockle, of
Dreher, for some time, cutting mine
ties. On Wednesday of last week one
of the State constabularv droped into
this vicinity from somewhere, and after
a little chat with George, he read a war
rant for his arrest for having jumped a
$40 board bill in the vicinity of Plym
outh. It was late in the afternoon when
the arrest was made and no lock-up
nearer than Hawley or Scranton. State
constable headquarters at Wyoming, Pa.,
was called up on the phone, and in
structions sent back to lock up the pris
oner over night and bring him to head
quarters next day to answer the charge
aforesaid. George has a wife and chil
dren somewhere, who would like to hear
The Union Ladies' Aid Society were
the guests of Mrs. J. W. Hsuise, on Wed
nesday, March 3d. Some thirty persons,
old and young, were present, nnd the
collection amounted to SH.I-). l lie next
meeting of the society will be held at the
residence of Mrs. Charles Ilazelton, on
jSt ,,atrick,s daV( March mh) ia'th(J
The Ladies Aid bociety, ol boutli
Sterling, will give an entertainment in
the Evangelical Church, on Friday even
ing, March 12th, to aid in buying a now
library for the Graded School. On the
same date, nn oyster supper will be held
in the I. O. O. F. Hall, adjoining the
church, the proceeds to go to the library
fund. Nearly everyone in the township
is interested in the Graded School and
the affair promises to be worthy of pat
ronage. Charles Hagan Memorial, St. Rose
Cemetery, Carbondale, Pa,
Designed and built by