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Wayne County Organ
REPUBLICAN PARTY 3
HONESDALB; WAYNE CO., PA., WENESDAY, APRIL 21, 1909.
1' 1908 I
Not Prosecuted For liana
ing Four White Men.
CRIME WITHOUT A PARALLEL.
Mob of 100 Ilasked Men Storms
Tail, Attacks Sheriff and
Drags Prisoners to
AUn, Okla., April 20. A lynching
without a parallel In the history of
this state took place when four white
men who were charged with the mur
der of A. A. Bobbltt, a well to do
Btockman and former United States
marshal, were taken from the county
jail by a mob of about a hundred
masked men and were put to death
practically at tho threshold of the jail.
The men who were lynched were J.
B. Miller, who was awaiting trial on
the charge of murdering the stockman,
and B. Burwell, Jesce West and Joe
Allen, bis alleged accomplices.
A body of masked men approached
the Jail and demanded entrance from
Deputy Sheriff Bob Netcher. The ofll
cer refused to open the gates, and
without further ado the mob seised
the high board fence surrounding the
Jail and tore a large section away
Sheriff Netcher and the other guards
of the jail attempted a resistance, but
one masked man struck the deputy
sheriff over the head with a revolver,
-stunning him, and the other guards
were quickly overpowered.
The mob then made its way toth's
Jail and, taking the four men Tpt(l
their cells, hustled them away from
the jail to a barn less than a hundred
feet from the county building.
On their way they met County Attor
ney Itobert Wlmblsh and stopped at
his request. Attorney Wlmblsh said:
"Men of Ada, you are "disgracing this
community in the eyes of the world.
Let the law take Its course. I appeal
to you as an officer of the law to re
turn to your homes."
The mob, without a word, proceeded
on Its way. The attorney attempted
again to talk to them. "This Is no time
for speeches," said the leader, and the
"If you're going to hang me do it
quick," said Miller.
"Tell us what you devils know about
Bobbltt's murder!" shouted the mob
West answered for the four, saving:
"Wo don't know who you men are,
and we don't care. For myself, I
know if I had a slxshooter a few of
you would bite the dust, but that's
talk as long as my 'shooting iron is in
Texas. You boys appear to have a Job
to do. Why don't you do it? We
won't tell anything."
"The ropes!" the leader broke In, and
the four prisoners were carried to a
beam and strung up In a row.
Just before the rope was placed
about his neck Miller calmly removed
a diamond from his shirt front and re
quested that It be sent to his wife in
Fort Worth. From his necktie he
drew out a diamond scarfpin with the
request that it be given to Guard Mc
Carthy for his kindness to him. As
soon as the men were dead the mob
County Attorney Wlmblsh declared
that he would Investigate the lynch
Ing, but asserted that there was no
evidence of Identity and that there
would be no prosecutions. The coro
ner's jury did not blame any one for
POPE KISSES FRENCH FLAG.
Thank Pilgrims From Franc For Da
vation ta Church.
Rome, April 20. The pope, respond'
ing to on address by the bishop of Or
leaus at the reception of a deputation
of French pilgrims, thanked the pil
grims for their devotion and exhorted
them to remain united.
At the right of the papal throne dur
ing the reception stood a standard
showing the lilies of France, like that
carried by Joan of Arc against the
As the pope's chair was carried past
the French national colors, which were
borne by the Catholic Society of Or
leans, his holiness rose and took the
flag in bis hand, kissing it twice.
The pilgrims, carried away by their
emotion and forgetting that they had
bean forbidden to applaud, cheered
Albion Teuraee'a Da.uo.hter Dial.
Pittsburg, April 20. Miss Almee
Tourgee, lecturer and authoress, a
daughter of the late Albion W. Tour-
gee, the well known author, a tea sua
denly In a fcofpttal bere, aged tMrtj
TAFT ATTHE CAME
President Watches Boston
WONDERS IF HE'S A "HOODOO"
Mr. Taft and Vice President Sher
man Munch Peanuts From the
Same Bag Both Root
For Home Team.
Washington, April 20. President
Tnft went out to the baseball game
here, saw Washington walloped by a
score of 8 to 4 by the Boston Ameri
can leaguers, was initiated into the
mysteries of the "spit ball," shared a
live cent bag of peanuts with Vice
President Sherman, who sat in the
box next to him, wished bard for
Washington to win and said sadly
that he hoped he wasn't a "hoodoo."
No ono In Washington could recall
just when It was that a president of
the United States last attended a ball
game In this city. With all of his
love for outdoor life and sports, Mr.
Roosevelt did not go within the ball
grounds during his seven years at the
President Taft arrived at the game
at the beginning of the second inning.
Boston was at bat, two men were out
and no runs had been scored.
Tho game was interrupted by the
cheering, which spread In a great
wave from the grand stand to the
farthermost corners of the wide reach
ing bleaphers, as the crowd quickly
recognized the president and saw him
great toe vice presiaent. xne latter,
a dyed in the wool "fan," had gone di
rectly to the grounds from the senate
Mr. Sherman kept a detailed score
of the game, supplying the president
with such statistical informatlou" as
he asked for every now and then and
caused some one in the party to re
mark that if be ever lost the job of
vice president he might get a place on
Ban Johnson's scoring staff.
The president's arrival and the brief
interruption of play had the effect of
giving Dolly Gray, a Washington
pitching recruit from the minor
leagues, a bad case of stage fright.
Before the last Bostonlan was out in
the Jnning two ruus had been scored.
While tho president still looked on
hopefully In the fourth, the Washing
ton players got so rattled they couldn't
pick up the ball after stopping it, nnd
Boston got away with four more tal
lies. It was then that the president
said he hoped he wasn't a "hoodoo."
President Tom C. Noyes of the
Washington baseball team, who sat
with the president during the last four
innings, when the locals played much
better ball, assured Mr. Taft that
"hoodoo" or not he would always bo
welcome. The president was disap
pointed that Washington failed to
win, but said he enjoyed the game
and hoped to get out to the park fre
quently. As the president is to reside near
Boston during the summer, he was
glad that Boston was the team to win
so long as Washington had to lose.
The president was the center of all
interest up to the sixth inning, when
Washington got the bases full with
nobody out. Then the ruling passion
put the chief magistrate temporarily
In eclipse, and the faithful rooters
yelled their heads off for Delehanty to
"Hit 'er out!" and for Charley Street
to "Biff It in the eye!" Two runs re
sulted from the combination of bats
Mr. Taft was as interested as all the
rest. He knows baseball thoroughly
and Is up on all the finer points of the
game. The president was accompa
nied to the park by Captain Archibald
W. Butt, his military aid, and two se
cret service men.
Earlier in the afternoon Mr. Taft
had ridden horseback with Captain
Butt for more than an hour on the
speedway. The day was warm and
Ideal for the national game. It fur
ther had the effect of putting tempta
tion in the president's way when VJce
President Sherman said:
"With weather such as this, Mr.
President, we ought to play golf twice
a week instead of once."
"There is something in what you
say, Jim," replied the president.
In the box with Vice President Sher
man were Representatives Vrceland
and Benntt of New York and former
Senator Hcmenway of Indiana. Rep
resentatlve Payne of New York, author
of the Payne tariff bill; Senator Wil
liam Aldcn Smith of Michigan and a
host of other congressmen and of
ficials were in the grand stand.
The president occupied box 0, in the
front row along the first base line,
There is no screen protection there.
but the prosldent paid no heed, to the
foul balls, one of which crashed into
the box next to mni.
Remits of Qemes Played In the Na
tional and American Leagues.
At New York Philadelphia. 3: New
York, 2. Batteries Moren and Dooln;
Crandall, Durham, Raymond and Schlel.
At Boston Mornlnc same Boston. 3:
Brooklyn, 2. Batteries Chappell and
Smith; Belt and Marshall.
Second same Brooklyn. S; Boston, 0.
Batteries Mclntyre and Bergen; McCar
thy and Bowerman.
At Cincinnati-Cincinnati, 3: St. Louis.
X. Batteries Beebe and Bresnahan;
Fromme ancj Roth.
1'lttsburc-ChlcaEo eamo postponed. Wet
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
w. u P.c. w. u P.c.
Cincinnati 5 1 .833 Chicago... 2 3 .409
IiOHton.... 4 1 .800 Pittsbure. 2 3 . 400
New York 2 2 '.500 St. Louis. 2 4 .333
Brooklyn. 2 3 .400 1'lilla'phl 1 3 .250
At Philadelphia New York. 4; Philadel
phia, 2. Batteries Doyle. Warhop. Kiel
no w and Blair; Vlckera, Dyccrt and
At Washington Boston, 8; Washington,
4. Batteries Clcotte and Garrlgan; Gray
Chlcago-St. Louis game postponed. Wet
Cleveland-Detroit game postponed. Viet
STANDING OP THE CLUBS.
W. L. P.C. W. L. P.C
Detroit... 5 0 1.000 Cleveland. 2 3 .400
New York 4 2 .667 St. Louis. 2 3 .400
Boston.... 3 2 .600 Wash'ton. 2 4 .333
Phlta'phla.2 3 .400 Chicago... 1 4 .200
RENAUD'B BOSTON MARATHON.
Young Weaver From Nashua, N. H
Beats Big Field.
Boston, April 20. Henry Itenaud,
the French-Canadian weaver of Na
shua, N. H., pushed his way through a
great field of runners and won the
Patriots' day Marathon run of the
Boston Athletic association over the
course of about twenty-flve miles from
Ashland to this city.
The Frenchman proved his stamina
against American, English, Irish, Ger
man, Russian, Greek and Indian com
petitors. From twenty-fifth place at
the halfway mark he gained steadily
until two miles from the finish be took
first place and kept it until the end of
The time was 2 hours 53 minutes 4-5
seconds, slow because of the great'
Secondhand third places went to FT.
Jensen of tNaw York and P. J. Grant
of Brooklyn respectively. There were
WAR SECRETARY HONORED.
Mr. Dickinson Has Brilliant Recaption
at Fort Monroe.
Newport News, Va.,- April 20. Sec
retary of War Jacob M. Dickinson
paid an official visit to Fort Monroe
on his way to Panama. Secretary
Dickinson and his party were shown
around the reservation, and the offi
cers and ladles of the post gave a
brilliant reception in the Officers' club
In honor of the secretary and Mrs.
A full dress parade was witnessed
by Secretary Dickinson. Following
the review of the troops Secretary
Dickinson and his party were driven
to the residence of Colonel Towusley,
where they were the guests of the
commanding officer at luncheon.
Secretary Dickinson and his party
left for Charleston, S. C, to board a
man-of-war for Panama.
WILL BE OUR FASTEST SHIP.
Torpedo Boat Destroyer Smith, Named
For Civil War Hero, Is Launched.
Philadelphia, April 20.-A little ves
sel, which will be, when she Is com'
pleted, the fastest ship in the United
States navy, was launched here today,
She Is the torpedo boat destroyer
Smith, the first of a new type. She is
expected to have greater speed and a
wider steaming radius than any other
destroyer on the naval list.
The Smith is named after Lieutenant
Joseph B. Smith, who was in command
of the warship Congress when that
vessel was sunk in Hampton Roads by
the Confederate Ironclad Virginia,
March 8, 1802. Lieutenant Smith was
killed In the action. Mrs. Edward B.
Richardson of Brookllne, Mass., a rel
ative of Lieutenant Smith, acted as
sponsor at the naming of the vessel.
BREAD DEARER IN CHICAGO.
Bakers Put Up Price One Cant Be
cauaa Wheat la Dearer.
Chicago, April 20. Bakers bare ad
vanced the price of bread 1 cent per
loaf, which means an Increase of 2
cents per day to the average family.
Preachers are making capital out of
the high price of wheat, and It is cre
ating nervousness among tho traders,
as adverse legislation is feared.
Patten Bays there Is nothing new In
the situation, that all the conditions
are working out as he expected.
Young Canoeists Drowned.
Lawrence, Mobs., April 20. A canoe
containing fonr young men was cap
sized In the .Merrimack rlrer, and Hen
ry Cronbie and William Farrlssey,
both of this city, were drowned.
Fair; cooler; moderate northwest
OUR TROLLEY ROAD
George L. McKay Makes
INVESTMENT HERE CALLED GOOD.
Our Ktrect Railway Represented to
lie in First Class Shape May
Not bo Finished this Sum
From Saturday's Scrantou Republican.)
By tho assignment yesterday of
George L. McKay, a New York
stock broker, the Honesdale Elec
tric Street Railway system has been
involved In financial difficulties,
and the citizens of that town are
afraid that the promoter will be
unable to extend and equip the
line as he had expected to do this
However, his attorney is hopeful
that they can yet stem the tide of
reverses and that McKay can soon
regain his financial prestige.
McKay and his partner, Charles
B. Colby, conducted large broker
age offices In New York, Chicago,
and Cleveland and up to a few
weeks ago, when McKay was ar
rested on the allegations of using
the mails to defraud, appeared to
be very prosperous.
About a year ago Mr. McKay went
to Honesdale with surveyors and
laid out a street car line which he
proposed to extend to a consider
able distance in the direction of
this c(ty. Up to the time of the
financial difficulties about two miles
of track was laid and they were
preparing to equip it.
Following the arrest of McKay
and Colby they were given a hear
ing and released on bail for their
appearance in court. They were
represented by Attorney Fowler.
He said the liabilities might run
up to 110,000, but others thought
they .would reach a larger sum
than, that. Before the police, 'got
after McKay the postofflce depart
ment had received many complaints
from people all over the country,
who said they had been singed.
Scores of Investors asserted that
they had bought mining stock from
the firm which they did not receive
at all or which they had been in
duced to purchase on fraudulent
Some of the complainants were
L. P.. Dull, of Atlantic. la., who
wrote that he had lost $600; J. E.
Lane, of Macombe, Ills., who placed
his loss at more than j 1,000; Wil
liam Hughes, of Indian Orchard,
Mass., who said he was out $350,
and a mining promoter of Denver,
who said that McKay sold for him
$1,525 worth of mining stock and
did not make good with the cash.
Dr. Francis E. Williams, of Gold-
field, put In a claim for $1,600.
Postofflce Inspector Kinkaid said
the complaints against the McKay
concern had been piling up for
over a year, and that the postofflce
department had been investigating
McKay's activities for six months
before they made the raid.
'Lawyer Fowler, who represented
Marrs In the assignment yesterday,
said that the action of the postofflce
authorities had so crippled McKay's
business that the firm was forced to
the wall. The raid and arrest and
the consequent publicity had fright
ened investors and the concern had
been at a standstill for two weeks,
no money coming In hut expenses
going on just the same. He
thought that McKay, personally,
would lose about $20,000, but he
asserted that all of tho creditors
would be paid in full.
"McKay," said tho lawyer, "has
an investment in a profitable bus!
ness at Honesdale, Pa., a street
railway, which Is in first-class
shape. That asset alone will be
sufficient to square the creditors
and there are other assets that can
be realized on."
McKay & Co. had branch offices
in Chicago and Indianapolis 'and
George L. McKay made his head
quarters in Indianapolis before he
came to New York. The concern
made a speciality of booming min
ing stocks, copper for choice.
There are 240,000 different species
of insects on the earth. Some are so
small that 4,000 of them are only equal
in size to a grain of sand.
Stubb How is that suburban cottaga
you bought? I understand it Is a
Penn Yes, a floating dobU-Boston
The Trouble With Him.
"What's the matter with him now,
when he's so prosperous?"
"Why, he has nothing in the, world'
to growl about" Atlanta Coastitu.
The Honesdale Hospital.
Following is the full text of the act
appropriating $5,000 to the Wayne Coun
ty Hospital Association, and the pre
amble requiring the same sum appro
priated by the previous Legislature to be
drawn from the state treasury by the
1st of June next, at which date, if not
so drawn it will revert to the General
Fund. The bill is entitled "A act
making an appropriation to the Wayne
County Hospital Association for the
construction of a Hospital at Honesdale,
Wayne county, Pennsylvania."
Whereas, The Legislature of one
thousand nine hundred and seven by
act approved the thirteenth day of June,
Anno Domini, one thousand nine hun
dred and seven (pamphlet laws, page
six hundred nnd eighty-eight) appro
priated the sum of five thousand dollars
to the Wayne County Hospital Associa
tion for the construction and equipment
of a hospital at Honesdale, Wayne coun
Whereas, The said sum of five thou
sand dollars was not drawn from the
State Treasury or any part of it and
said sum will on June one, one thou
sand nine hundred and nine lapse into
the State Treasury and become a part
of the General Fund, therefore.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Sen
ate and House of Representatives of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in
General Assembly met, and it is hereby
enacted by the authority of the same,
That the sum of five thousand ($5,000)
dollars be and the same is hereby
specifically appropriated to the Wayne
County Hospital Association for the
construction of a hospital at Honesdale,
Wayne county, Pennsylvania.
Section 2. Before any part of this ap
propriation is drawn from the treasury
the Wayne County Hospital Association
shall raise a sum equal to that which' is
made available under the terms, of this
act to be used in conjunction with the
appropriation by the State for the con
struction said hospital.
Section 3. Before any of the moneys
hereinbefore appropriated for the ere'e-
tion.'trtlarfcerhent, extension or alteta
Hoh'of any building or buildings 'or for
any other permanent improvement in
connection with the said institution shall
be available the trustees or directors
thereof through the proper corporate
officers of the same shall under the cor
porate seal of the institution so asking
fpr State aid file with the Auditor Gen
eral's Departmentof the Commonwealth
upon proper blanks to be furnished by
the said department upon application
therefor an obligation in writing duly
acknowledged agreeing that whenever
such building so erected, enlarged, ex
ended or altered or such permanent
mprovements provided through State
aid shall be converted to private uses or
purposes or be conducted for private gain
or profit or shall for any cause or for
any reason whatsoever be abandoned or
sold or transferred to any person or per
sons, firm or corporation for any use
other than Jthat authorized by the cer
tificate of incorporation under which the
same is now held and operated all sums
of money herein appropriated for the
erection, enlargement, extension or al
teration of any building or buildings or
for any other permanent improvement
to the institution hereinbefore referred
to shall be refunded to the Treasurer of
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and
shall be collectible as obligations of like
character are now collected. And pro
vided further, That the amount so ap
propriated as aforesaid for permanent
improvement be and the same is here
by made a non-interest bearing lien on
the said premises for the use of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Babes Entertained While Parents
Listen to Sermon.
WILMINGTON, Del., April 19.
A novel practice Introduced in the
Sllverbrook Methodist Episcopal
church to-day proved a drawing
card to parents, and the assembly'
room of the church was filled with
mothers and fathers. They listen
ed contentedly to the sermon of the
Rev. W. E. Greenfield, while a few
of the women of the congregation
wrestled with their children in an
other room far enough removed
from the auditorium that the ser
vices could not be interfered with
by the screaming of the children.
On Saturday the Rev. Greenfield
announced: "Parents, bring your
children with you and leave them
in the kindergarten while you enjoy
the sermon." Many parents did to,
and the kindergarten-room was well
filled. The women, who entertain.
ed tho children with blocks, charts,
and the older ones with Sunday
school lessons, were so much pleas
ed that they decided to make the
practice a part of tho services every
Sunday morning, and to take turns
listening to the sermons and taking
care of the children.
Suggestions by the Children as to
the Best Way to Make Them
Seventeen essays have been sub
mitted by the Honesdale Public
School children in response to a re
quest of The Citizen, for suggestions
from them as to the best way to
make the grounds about the new
school building attractive. Tho
time allowed for the competition
having expired, the articles have
been submitted to a competent critic,
nnd below are printed the two which
In his opinion are, on the whole, tho
most meritorious. Among so many
efforts of such nearly equal merit.
it was of course difficult to decido
which two were the best; but as the
committee was entirely Ignorant of
the authorship of the articles, there
can be no question as to his Impar
tiality. As there are valuable sug
gestions in each of the papers, how
ever, The Citizen has decided to
print them all, as space may permit,
and when all have been published,
the reading public will have an op
portunity to judge for themselves
as to their respective merits:
The Best Way to Arrange tho New
School House Grounds.
R. WILLIAM MILLER.
I think that the grounds around
a school house should look nice be
cause a good part of a person's lire
is spent in the public schools, and
There is not much need of having
things of amusement outside as I
understand there is going to be a
gymnasium under the large part oC
the new building. The outside'
should be a place more for playing
tag and other running games.
The walks would look well if
hey were of cement and could eas
ily be kept clean.
The playgrounds and yard could
be. of cracked stone of small size;
about the 'size of a. twenty-flve cent
piece. It Is, called trap rock.
some one suggested that grass
be planted on the. grounds, but I am
afraid It woiUdn'J.jCflW gqgd.
Some vines would look .nice, if
there were enough; one little one
would be worse than not any. A
vine like that on T. B. Clark & Co's
glass cutting 'shop, at Seelyville, is
the best kind I have seen around
A long, narrow flower bed along
the side of the building, with some
thing planted In it that wouldn't
stop growing when it got stepped on.
would look very pretty in the sum
A fountain was thought of by
some, and one would be pretty with
a flower bed around the basin. A
small one would be prettier than a
large one, almost any kind would
look pretty when there was not a
short supply of water.
The Best Way to Arrange the New
School House, Grounds.
In the way of decorating the new
school house grounds, we all have
our own thoughts about it. As for
me, I would like to see concrete
walks from the street back to the
school building. Then, about in
the middle, have a round flower Deo
with walks on each side of it. On
Its one side have a walk leading to
the front of the brick building. Then
have a flower bed on each side of
the side walk leading to the new
Most of us would like to see it
all a mossy green lawn; and some
would want it so they could romp
on it. On each of the windows have
wooden boxes, with bark on, for
trailing flowers, like nasturtiums
and morning glory. I think most
all of us would like to see a large
maple tree planted In front of it.
to keep out the sun from all the
rooms. But I guess we could get
along without it, until it Is big
enough to answer that purpose.
Then to make it look prettier
yet, we would like to have It all
covered with ivy vines, for the brick
work alone would not look as pretty
as It would to have that on it.
Then we will, orought to be, proud
of our new school building.
"Barbara Frletchie" at the Lyric.
Successful rehearsals are being held
daily for the coming production of the
beautiful four act drama "Barbara
Frietchie," which is to be held at the
Lyric Theatre, on Thursday evening,
April 20th, under the auspices of the
Amity Social Club. As this organiza
tion has always, in the past, given our
people nothing but the very best of plays
and amusements, this event will no
doubt be looked forward to by many of
our townspeople, who appreciate the
work of our local talent, as another, rare
treat. Tickets are being sold in advance
for this attraction, which are to be ex
changed for reserved seats at the box.
office on or after the day the seat salev