The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, May 28, 1909, Image 6
WORLD NEWS OF THE WEEK. Covering Minor Happening! Fro All Over the Globe. DOMESTIC. Edward B. Towne, Jr., cashier for the Matheson Lead Company of Now York City, who disappeared In Decem ber and who Is accused of embezzling $30,000, was captured In Orange, N. J. Governor Hughes has reduced the State's appropriations from more than S38,000,00Oto less than $34,000,000. It was announced at Mlddletown, N. Y., that tho grand jury of Orange County had Indicted Ennls & Stop panl, brokers of New York City. A round of festivities marked the day In the visit of the battleship Mis sissippi to Natchez. Continuance of its war on organized labor was announcod at the meeting of the National Association of Manu facturers by the new president, John Klrby. President Taft paid tribute alike to the soldiers of the North and the South at the unveiling of a bronze shaft to General Hartranft and the Pennsylvania volunteers at Peters burg, Va. About the time Capt. Peter C. Halns, Jr., was getting accustomed to his cell In Sing Sing, Mrs. Annie, widow of the man he killed, signed a contract In New York City to a, ir on the vaudeville stage. Ex-Judge Denis O'Brien, of tho Court of Appeals, died in Watertown. N. Y. The National Manufacturers' Asso ciation denounced the methods of labor unions. Charging that the funds of the United States Express Company have been wasted, John L. Dudley, a share holder, brought a suit for an account Ing. Tracy & Co., Wall street brokers New York, having extensive connee tlons in large cities throughout the country, failed for $1,250,000. The as sets are estimated at $250,000. FOREIGN. Dominican rebels have captured Guyubin and Dajabon, on the Haytlan frontier; there has been fighting at Monte Christ!. Advices from Cuba say that the financial conditions are causing grave anxiety, and that the Liberal factions seem to be unable to unite. The federal conimitteo of the Gen eral Federation of Labor in France called off the strikes previously or dered; much bitterness was shown against the agitators. George Bernard Shaw's play "The Showing Up of Blanco Posnet" was barred by the censor from the Eng lish stago. The Westminster authorities have refused permission to place the ashes of George Meredith in the Abbey. The Allan Line Btcamer Mongolian, with live hundred passengers on board, became wedged In the ice a mile off St. John's Harbor, and fears for her safety were entertained. Fifteen Royalists who were arrest ed In Paris after the dlmier In honor of the Duke of Orleans on Sunday were sent to jail for two months; the labor unions show no signs of giving effective aid to tho striking state employees. The French parliamentary commit tee appointed to investigate reported naval scandals denounces methods of the construction department. Rear Admiral Harber, of the third division of the United States Pacific squadron, wbb received in audience by the Emperor of Japan. Severe earthquake shocks were felt In Chili and Peru. WASHINGTON. Secretary Dickinson and party, re turning from Panama, arrived in Washington. The Interstate Commerce Commis sion rendered a decision requiring railroads to sell through passenger tickets between Seattle and other points In the Pacific Northweet and eastern points by way of Portland, Ore. Attorney General Wickersham an nounced that a test law case would be made of the decision of Secretary Wilson that it is a violation of the pure food law to use the bleaching process in making flour. Numerous appointments to federal offices were made by the President, those of William Williams for Com mlssioner of Immigration at New York, and William S. Washburn for Civil Service Commissioner, and Wal ter E. Clark, for Governor of Alaska, being among the most important. A resolution asking the Attorney General for Information as to the ab sorption of the Tennessee Coal and Iron Company by the United States Steel Corporation was adopted by the House. SPORTS. Martin J. Sheridan broke the world's discus throwing record from a seven foot circle at Pastime Oval, New York. George Mullln is proving tho win nlng pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. Lou Crlger is catching most of the games this season for the St. Louis Americans. "Jack" Johnson and "Jack" O'Brien fought a six-round draw in Phlladel phia. Owing to the strength shown by the American polo team In England, the Britishers havo decided to hold another trial match before selecting a team to defend the international cup. The American polo team defeated Hurlingham In England by a score ol 8 to 4. Ty Cobb Is leading the American League in stolen bases. Wagner leads the National League. 4 BANDITS IN AUTO ROB A FAST TRAIN Railroad Offers $5,V)0 Reward for Capture of Each of Men or $20,000 in All STEAL SEVEN BAGS OF MAIL Masked Men Disappear 15 Minutes After They Cover Engineer and Fireman with Their Guns In the City Limits of Omaha. Omaha, Neb., May 21. Four mask ed bandits held up the Chicago night express on tho Union Pacific Railroad In the suburbs of this city, and es caped in an automobilo with seven bags of registered mail valued at $100,000. The hold-up was carried out with remarkable quickness and suc cess. Fifteen minutes after the bandits covered the fireman and en gineer with revolvers they had looted the mail car, and disappeared with seven bags filled with registered mail for New York. Passengers, trainmen and mail sorters were cowed by scores of revolver shots fired Into the air. A brakeman tried to attack one of tho bandits, but he waB driven back by several shots at close range, two of tho bullets cutting his clothing. The hold-up was within a mile of the house where "Eddy" Cudahy was hidden by the kidnapper, Pat Crowe, a few years ago. The Union Pacific officials made known that they would demand an investigation of the police department for failure to make the slightest move against the robbers. The hold-up was less than three miles from the Union Pacific station, in the heart of the city. Policemen were supposed to be on beat in streets paralleling the track where the hold' up took place. The revolver shots alarmed persons for half a dozen blocks to both sides of the track, yet it was half an hour before a police' man appeared. Several men who ran from their homes fired after the rob bers in the automobile, but it is not known if the bullets took effect. The bandits replied with revolvers, but all their bullets went wild. The Union Pacific hus offered $5,000 for the capture of each of the bandits or $20,000 In all. The train was enter ing the city from the West and was due to make only a short stop before continuing the run to Chicago. The speed was about forty miles an hour, and the train was approaching a cut when the engineer saw a fire blazing in the middle of the track. He threw on the emergency brakes, and the eX' press ground to a stop within fifteen feet of the lire, which had been built of paper and dry sticks. Two bandits sprang up into the cab and pointed re- volvers at tho heads of the fireman and engineer. They then robbed the mail car and disappeared. NO GOT IN MILL WAGES Manufacturers of Fall River Will Continue Old Scale. Fall River, .Mass., May 25. At the meeting to-morrow of the Manufac turers' Association that body will waive its rights to reduce the wages of tho 35,000 operatives of this city under the sliding scale agreement, and will go on another six months, paying the present rate of wages. Similar action was taken laat Novem- ber, ond prominent labor leaders here say that no similar oaae appears In the history of wage agreements in cotton mill sections anywhere on earth. "The millmon do not wish to re duce the wages unless It is positively necessary," said one prominent treas urer, and his opinion appears to be shared by them all. 2 KILLED IN BOUNDARY ROW Farmer Charged wtth' Shooting Ad versaries During Argument Richmond, Ind. A controversy over a line fence between two farmers re sulted In the killing of Alexander Meek, father and son, by Joel Rolls- bach. Frank Railsback, Sr., and his son, Frank Railsback, Jr., were wounded by the Meeks. The Rallsbacks to-day began chop ping away the posts. Tho Moeks went out to the fence where the Railsbaoks were at work. Tho elder Meek, ac cording to the police, had a revolver and the son a shot gun, and both fired on tho Rallsbacks. Joel Railsback went to the houso and returned with a double barrelled shot gun, it is said, and fired point blank at the Meeks, killing both. ARMED BANDITS GET $1,500 Three Men Hold Up Express Office , In Heart of Truro, N. S. Truro, N. S., May 24. Fifteen hun dred dollars was stolen from tho of fice of tho Canadian Express Com pany in the heart of tho city, by three men who entered the office during the luncheon hour. While one man clap ped the muzzle of a revolver at tho head of the only clerk In the building, another went through the sate. Then, with the third man, who had been standing guard outside the building they disappeared and havo eluded the police and Halifax detec tive. lYOUNG WOMAN WAS HELD II GAPTIYEJOR TWO KflfS Florence Crlttenton Missionary Pris oner In a Hut Near Ocean Grove. Aabury Park, N. J., Mny 25. Miss Emma Trotter, local missionary for tho Florence Crittenden Circle of tills city, Is recovering at her home here from an experience which befell her last week when she was held prison er for two days and nights in n hut outside of Ocean Grove, under guard of two men who threatened her with bodily harm unless she revealed the whereabouts of a young girl whom she had persuaded to glvo up her old life and reform. Miss Trotter says she was decoyed to the lonely hut by a woman named Worrell, who told her that a girl wanted to see her there. Miss Trotter says she was drugged by the men, and for two days was only permitted to regain conscious ness for short Intervals, during which she was questioned as to the where at outs of the girl, and then drugged again. At last one of her captors re lented and permitted her to escape while his companion was asleep. Miss Trotter admitted that she could Identify the house in which she was held prisoner, and knew the men, but would not tell who they were. STRIKE TIES UP RAILROAD The Georgia Refuses to Run Trains TIM State Gives Protection. Augusta, Ga., May 25. The Georgia Railroad is completely tied up by the firemen's strike, in which tho strikers assert they will .drive every negro fireman from the road. The road Is not trying to move trains, announcing that it has the men, the means and the equipment to proceed and will do so when the State agrees to protect its property and employees. Gov. Hoke Smith wired to Sheriff of McDufllc county to co-operate with the municipal authorities and to sum mon all deputies necessary to protect life and property. The road announced that all freight accumulated at Atlanta for Augusta and points beyond would be moved by the Central of Georgia and Seaboard Air line. The Georgia Railroad runs 1 miles from Atlanta to Augusta and has branch lines. It .s operated by the Louslville (c Nashville, lessee, the Atlantic Coast Line being a joint les see. SUED FOR DIVORCE, ENDS LIFE Unable to Effect Reconciliation with Wife, Man Takes Prussio Acid. Lebanon, Pa., May 25. Dr. A. M Fisher, of McAlisterville, Pa., commit ted suicide by swallowing prusslc acid as he sat on a porch at the home of his wife's father, John Fox. Dr. and Mrs. Fisher parted two years ago. Shortly thereafter sue brought suit for divorce, alleging 'cruel and barbarous treatment." Dr, Fisher came here on Friday to effect a reconciliation, but failed. He at tempted suicide that night, but was prevented by his brother-in-law, who knocked a phial of acid from his hand as he was about to drain its contents, 1,000 COKE OVENS RELIGHTED Frlck Company's Move Shows Big Increase In Steel Business. Connelsvillo, Pa., May 24. An ad dltional 5 per cent, of tho coke ovens of the H. C. Frlck Coke Company wore fired after many months of Idleness. The number of old ovens relighted un der this new order are 1,000, leaving only a few of tho 20,000 ovens owoed by the Frlck concern not running. Killed Five and Looted Saloon. Oboyan, Russia, May 25. Ruffians attacked a Government wino shop to day, killed five persons, mortally wounded the keeper and pillaged the wine shop. NEW YORK MARKETS. Wholesale Prices of Farm Products Quoted for the Week. MILK Per quart, 2c. BUTTER Western extra, 29 26c; State dairy, 2123c. CHEESE State, full cream, special, 1313c EGGS State. Fair to choice, 22 23 V6c; do, western firsts, 21 21 c. APPLES Baldwin, per bbl., $5.00 5.75; Russet, per bbl., $4.006.00. STRAWBERRIES Per qt, 515c. LIVE POULTRY Broilers, per lb., 2530c.; Fowls, per lb., 1717c; Roosters, per lb., 10 lie; Duck3, per lb., 12c; Geese, per lb., 78c. DRESSED POULTRY Fowls, per lb., 1216c; Cocks, per lb., 12c; Squabs, per dozen, ?1.254.25. HAY Prime, per 100 lbs., 90c. STRAW Long Rye, per 100 lbs., $L40 1.45. VEGETABLES Potatoes, Maine, per bag, 32.502.75. ONIONS Old, red, per bag, 50c. $1.50; old, yellow, per bag, $1.00 3.00. FLOUR Winter patents, ?6.003.40; Spring patents, $6.207.20. WHEAT No. 2, red, $1.45, No. 1, Northern Duluth, $1.33. CORN No. 2, 8184!. OATS Mixed, C061c.; Clipped white, 61 67c BEEVES City Dressed, 010c CALVES City Dressed. 8Uo. SHEEP Per 100 lbs., ?,r..000.75. HOGS Live, per 100 lbs., $7.257.65j Country Dressed, per lb.. 69c. 'REMONITION LED TO BOrSJEATHBED Elderly Woman Did Not Even Know that Her Grandson Had Been Taken 111 A CASE OF WEIRD TELEPATHY Mrs. Louise Thles, Sixty-four Years Old, Tells Her Own Story About the Remarkable Mental Inspiration Her Journey to See Dying Lad. Nashville, 111. An Intuition which she describes as mental telepathy, took Mrs. Louise Thles, sixty-four years old, from her homo In St. Louis to the bedside of her dying grandson, Henry Hollman, at Cordes Station, a hamlet eight miles south of Nashville, 111. To reach his bedside Just before he died, Mrs. Thles, having missed a train at Coultervllle, walked the re- mainlng twelve miles of her Journey along tho railroad tracks. 'I was at the houso of my dauglv ter, Mrs. Gus Tubbslng, No. 4313 North Fourteenth street, in St Louis, when this inspiration or telepathic feeling first struck me," she said to a Post-Dispatcn correspondent. was seated in one of the rooms by myself, with nothing specially occupy' lng my attention, when my mind wan dercd off Into a reminiscent mood. All of a sudden it transferred itself to thoughts of my son, Henry, and fam ily. It was then that the remarkable part came. "We had received no word of my grandson's illness, In fact, his own parents had no Idea that he was ill Dr. S. P. Schroeder, of Nashville, who was called to treat him shortly before he died, stated that he was the most healthy looking child of several of the family. He was afflicted with dla botes, but It developed so rapidly that he was only seriously ill a short time before his death. "It suddenly occurred to mo that I was needed at the Hollman home. Every attempt to shake tills thought proved fruitless. The idea clung to me. Tho inspiration clung to me. Finally It became so strong that I de cided that I must go there. I so ad vised tho members of my daughter's family and on the next morning start ed on my journey. "I boarded an Illinois Central train at Union Station, which was to take me to Coultervllle, 111., where I was to change cars and board the Illinois Southern train for Cordes Station. Upon reaching Coultervllle I found tho train I desired had left and there would be no other train until late at night My desire to reach the home of my son became still stronger. I decided to make the remainder of tho way afoot. "I was weighed down with two va lises, weighing about fifty pounds, and these added to the burden of my jour ney. I had been to Cordes Station several times before, and had a gen eral knowledge of where It was, but really had no conception of what twelve miles of travel over a gravel railroad bed meant." MUST GIVE WIFE 20 PER CENT. Court Figures that She Is Entitled to That Much Pin Money. Kansas City. Municipal Judge Kyle fixed the amount of "pin money" a wife should be allowed at 20 per cent, of her husband's Income. Judge Kyle figured It out to an exact nicety with pencil and paper. Mrs. J. W. Jollif had her husband in court on a charge of disturbing her peace. The chief charge ia that he didn't glvo her enough money. "How much do you makof Judge Kyle asked Jollif. "Sixty dollars a month," Jollif re plied. The Court figured a minute and said: "Now, I'll tell you what you ought to do. After tho rent and the household expenses are paid you ought to give your wifo ?3 a week. She's entitled to that much. She takes care of tho children and she never goes out of the house. I'll tell you something else. She'll save more money than you will out of that ?3 a week." Jollif started to tell the Court that his wife took money from under his pillow while he was asleep, but the Court waved him aside "You may go, with the understand ing that your wife gets her 20 par cent regularly," Judge Kyle said. Wife Slept In Dog House. Chicago. Mrs. Gissela Skwarek had the time of her life after sho startled Judge Honore and his court attend ants by testifying in her Bult for di vorce that her husband, John Skwa rek, had boen so cruel to her that she was compelled to sleep in the dog house. And further than that, the dog had some of tho characteristics of hla master, for after she had token possession of his apartment tho un gallant brute tried to oust her. The dog house was In court for ex hlblt purposes. Tho woman won the Jury's hearts when she said that for nine years of married Ufo her husband had never taken her out to a place of amusement or bought her even a roso. Sho waa given a decree, and then tno jury bought her a dozen American Denutlei and Invited her to take din ner with them. They had music an elaborate spread. Mrs. Skwarc.' happiness was overpowering. THE GRACEFUL GIRL. Has on Air of Superiority That Forces Ilcr Upon Our Notice. Have you ever noticed tho groat amount of admiring attention which the graceful girl attracts? Even al modorately good-looking, and not prettily or smartly dressed, thero is an air of natural superiority about her which forces her upon our no tice. This superiority lies In tho fact that the graceful girl knows how to poise hor body correctly, how to walk and sit becomingly. Con sequently no matter what sho wears or what her features may bo like, sho always appears to the boat ad vantage. A plain girl who knows how to stand, move, and sit with easo Is far moro admired than the beauty who Is clumsy and awkward. Some girls are naturally graceful. But there Is no reason why those who aro lacking In this respect should not add to their charms by care fully cultivating tho art. An erect carriage, a graceful walk, a graceful manner of sitting and rising aro necessary if a girl wishes to bo really charming. And it Is . qulto within her own power to acquire these virtues. In tho first place sho must study hor own defects and the faults of other girls In order that she may avoid them. Do not try to copy the graceful girl off hand, so to speak, by forcing yoursolf into what, to you would be unnatural poses and attitudes. That Is not the way to cultivate graceful ness. In fact by doing so you will probably only make yoursolf moro awkward and clumsy. By always trying to avoid the little faults which prevent a girl from becoming graceful, you will as time goes on find yoursolf drifting qulto natural ly Into tho ways and manners of the graceful girl. SMOKELESS GRIDDLE. Odors as "Well, Arc Carried Directly Up he Chimney. A smokeless and odorlesr, griddle and broiler, which has been lately patented, has advantages which will bo readily recognized at a glance of tho accompanying cut. Tho front plates of tho stove being removed, the new griddle sots In and at tho same time falls below the stove top In this manner the heating surface Is brought nearer to tho fire and all smoke, vapors and odors are car- SMOKELESS GRIDDLE. ried up tho chimney. The griddle is open at tho top but for the purpose of broiling it is desirable that a greater heat should be secured, and this is brought about by maKing a lid over the top. When tho latter is lowered, tho moat being cooked gets the full benefit of tho hoat, but when it is raised every opportunity is offered for its examination. Washington Star. Cruel Fnssy Motors. Across the aisle from me sat one of the "fussy" kind of mothers with her little girl, evidently about fire year old. Tho mother didn't loave tho child In peaco for ono minute. She took off her bat; smoothed hor hair; she replnned hor collar; sho wipd hor face with her-pocket-handkerchief; sho took her from her seat and stood her on the floor to straighten her frock; then she sat her back again. She took off her hair ribbon and retied it; she looked In her eye to see if there, was a cinder in it; then she began at the beginning and did all these things over again. The child grimly endured. Evi dently she had been accustomed to It all her short life. The world to her was a queer, tiresome place In which mothers exhausted their ener gies and got their nerves on edge by paying useless attention to llttlo girls. A physician who sat behind me watched the scene. "Has the woman no sense?" ho said to me In an undertone. "Every touch pushes that child nearer tho sanitarium that will one day open Its doors to take her in as sure as fate." "Poor little one!" I said. "Is there no ho,?e for her?" "Not wlta that mother," grimly replied the doctor. Enemies of the Rubber-Tree. A great deal of attention has re cently been given to the cultivation of rubber, on account of the continual ly increaalng demand for it Prof. Francis B. Lloyd points out that "the inevitable struggle of man with nat ure" has already manifested Itself In this new field. Already a considera ble nnmber of parasitic enemies have been discovered, "whose energies ap pear to bo largely concentrated upon cultivated rubboMrooB." It Is an other problem for science to deal with. GIRL'S "HOLY PROMISE" REVEALS CHURCH SCANDAL Pastor's Wife Mothers His Two Children, as Their Real Mother Is Exiled. St. Louis, May 25. Because Ger trude Wolff, aged twenty years, vio lated her agreement not to seo her two children nor to return to tho family of the Rev. G. F. Schenck, pas tor of a German church nt Stolpe, Mo., the unusual pathetic domestic conditions of that family havo becomo public. Gertrudo has been a member of the Schenck family since she was thir teen and has borno two daughters, now aged six and four years. Her agreement transferred the custody of the children to Mrs. Schenck and bound her not to write to tho family nor receive any letters from Us mem bers. Because of the girl's presence, Mrs. Schenck refused to join her husband when he first went to Stolpe, two years ago. Recently, however, she decided to settle near her husband and the girl so that sho could watch over them. Soon after her nrrlval. however, the true conditions in tho homo became known to friends of Schenck and the girl was forced to sign the agreement When she vio lated its terms, last week, tho affair became public. The text of tho agree ment follows: "I, the undersigned, Gertrude Wolff, promise, In the presence of the under signed witnesses, PaBtor Louis Sued meyer and Dr. A. Slebert, of St Louis, on May 16 or not later than May 17, 1909, to leave for New York on a through train and take the first ship for Germany. The cost of a third class ticket and $20 pbeket money aro to bo given mo by Dr. Slobert. "2. I will not put my foot upon tho soil of America again or return to tho Schenck family. "3. 1 will never write to the Schenck family or any of the members or ac cept any letters from them. "4. Henceforth I will receive news of my two children, Edna and Lillie, from the undersigned witnesses, who shall be bound to supply news of the children's condition. "5. I leave the children In the cus tody of the Schenck family and the witnesses .hereto agree to look after their welfare. "I give this holy promise of my own free will. I am to rccelvo ono copy and the other is to . be given to Dr. Slobert. "GERTRUDE WOLFF. "Witnesses: "Row Louis Sucdmtjyer, "Dr. A. Slebert" The girl Is now at tho home of tho Rev. Mr. Suedmeyer, pastor of a Ger man Evangelical Church at Hermann, Mo., and will remain there until gome arangement .is made for her return to her parents. Her children aro cared for by Mrs. Schenck, who has forgiven her husband and who mothers tho lit tle oiles as though they were hor own. The congregation of Schenck's church has not decided what action it will tike in regard to retaining him. DEADLY TEXASJAILSTONES Eight Lives Lost in Bombardment of Ten-Pound Missiles. Galveston, Texas, May 24. Hail stones tiiat aro said to have meas ured nearly a foot and a half in cir cumference and ranged in weight from seven to ten pounds fell in Southwestern Texas for nearly an hour, and eight lives aro reported lost, while tho number of livo stock killed Is reported anywhere from 500 to 2, 000 head. Tho storm was most severe in Uvalde County, whore the greatest damage resulted. It is estimated that the loss to crops and farm property will aggregate between 5200,000 and $800,000. 4 The hailstones piled up in some places four feot high, and the temper ature for several hours was 40 de grees. E FORTONE SY GENTS Aged Penny-Toy Maker Leaves $35,000 to Charities. Trenton, N. J., May 24. By tho will of Henry B. Howell, who died a few days ago, aged ninety-three years, and who made a fortune of $100,000 by a penny toy shop, which he conducted hero for forty years, $35,000 goes to charitable Institutions and tho tem perance cause. Mr. Howell was a bachelor, and the remainder of his estate is willed to his nephew and niece, Thomas J. Saw yer, of Worcester, Mass., and Mrs. Anna M. Smith, of Maiden, Mass. QUINTET ATA BIRTH Three Girls and Two Boys Added to a Wisconsin Family. Eau Claire, Wis., May 24. The wife of Fay Irish of Thorp, Clark County, gave birth to five babies three daugh ters and two sons. All aro alive and welL Thero are now ten children in the family. The other five were born separately and are all living. Loses Wife for Love of Baseball. Sacramento, Cal., May 24. Judge Shields to-day granted a divorce to Mrs. Miller H. Upson, on tho ground of failure to provide. The wlto testi fied Upson devoted most ot hia time to baseball when he ought to have boen earning a living for his two children and herself.