The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, June 18, 1909, Image 2

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New Haven Hank Bookkeeper
Saya the Property Seized
b His Own
Frederick H. Brlgham Talks of Hla
Defalcations Complaint Filed Now
Asserts that Alleged Shortage at
Merchant's National Is $100,000.
New Haven, Conn., Juno 16. Fred
erick H. Hrlgham, formerly head
bookkeeper of the Merchants' Nation
al Hunk of Now Haven, whoso defalca
tions were said by the bnnk officials
to total inoro than $100,000, talked
with a correspondent In his cell In the
county Jail hero.
Driglmm, well dressed and appar
ently not tho lenst disturbed by tho
charges, made It evident that ho is
confident ills plan to outwit tho bank
ofllclals will prove eminently suc
cessful. "In tho llrst place," lirlgham began, '
"the savings of my eighteen years'
salary would, if wluoly invested, have I
amounted to enouRli to enable mo to
purchase all the securities the United j
States authorities have found In my
safe deposit box. I
"In the second piace, there is no
way of proving, even if it bo estab
lished that I embezzled tho funds of
tho bank, that I made use of any part
of such stolen moneys for tho pur
chase of the securities now hold by
the Federal officers.
"As for this civil suit brought by
the bank to mako me pay them $100,
000, that is absurd on the face of It
I shall Institute a counter suit de
manding that the bank prove that the
property soized by tho United States
Marshal was bought by mo with
money stolen from the bank. Unless
they can prove this my right to the
property will be shown to bo abso
lute. "As a matter of fact, the bank will
never go on with this civil suit. If
the criminal charge is disproved there
will be little i .fficulty in arranging
this civil action with the bank offi
cers. "In any event and no matter how
long I am Incarcerated my wife will
suffer no hardship financially."
Unless Brigham's resources are of
a different kind than those already
discovered by the Federal authorities
it Is doubtful if Mrs. Hrlgham, who is
twenty-five years her husband's jun
ior, will find herself as well provided
for as Brlgham seems to think.
He got for his f lOO.noo largely min
ing stocks, many of which are unlist
Reptile Thought to Have Poisoned
Barrel! in Which Hs Lay.
Richmond, Juno l.'i. Joseph M.
Staten, bridge ins-rector for the Chesa
peake and Ohio Railway, who has just
returned from an Inspection tour in
West Virginia, tells of the remarka
ble deatli of eight Italian laborers on
the Piney Creel; branch of the road,
near tho town of Itsilelgh, following a
wild debauch with a barrel of beer.
According to Staten, tho men pur
chased and set up the barrel of beer
in their shack in the mountains and
proceeded to drink their fill. Later
all eight were discovered lying about
on the beds and on the floor dead.
To the fact that a considerable por
tion of the beer was still left In tho
barrel, the conclusion was reached
that overindulgence had not caused
tho death, of the men.
The barrel was taken into the yard
and the beer allowed to escape
through the bunhole. None of the
beverage was allowed to be drunk for
fear It had been poisoned. A large
rattlesnake was found In the bottom
of the barrell after the beer had been
drawn off. It Is presumed that the
snake, In its death agony, injected
enough of its poison into tho beer to
kill the men who drank of it
Corporal Wounds Two Soldiers Who
Tried to Disarm Him.
Des Moines, Iowa, Juno 15. Cor
poral Lisle Crabtree probably fatally
shot Capt. John C. Raymond, com
manding officer of Troop B, Second
United States Cavalry, at Fort Den
Moines; also shot and seriously lu
jured First Sergt. James H. Wash
burn and Corporal Elijah Such, who
attempted to disarm him, and then
shot himself, the bullet striking a rib
above the heart and crushing the bone.
Ho may recover.
Crabtree had ben reprimanded by
Capt Raymond because of failure to
report when a leave of absence had
Burled from Same House.
Honesdale, Pa., June 16. From the
same house, the funerals of Mark Van
Duescn, the eighty-six-year-ola mur
derer and suicide, and his victim,
George B. Baker, aged eighty-seven,
were held to-day, though at different
times. Mrs. Baker, the sister of the
murderer and wife ot his victim, at
tended both. Baker was Van Daesen's
brother-in-law and also his fathor-ln
law, Van Duesen having married hla
Steamships Datavla and Prlnress
Irene Go to Rescue of Cunardcr
tl at Struck Rocks on Flores.
London, Juno 1C Tho Cunard Lino
steamer Slavonla, from New York,
with about 410 passengers on board,
lmu been wrecked upon Flores, one
of the Azores Islands.
The Cunard company has received
no details of the accident
The only Information It liau was
received through tho North German
Lloyd Steamship Company, which in
formed it that the steamer Prlnzesa.
Irene of the former company had tak
en off a hundred of the Slavonla's sa
loon passengers and that tho Batavia
had taken !!00 r.tcerage passengers
from the wrecked steamer.
It Is nssumcd that all the passengers
have been landed at St. Michaels.
Tlie Slavonla lies on the southwest
of Flores Island.
No news of the wreck has as yet
been received direct from the Azores.
It Is stated that the steamer lies in
a very bad position on tho rocks and
that there Is scarcely any doubt that
she will Drove n total 1ns
Murderer Fatally Wounds Execution
er While He Is Adjusting Black, Cap.
Floresville, Tex., June IS. Rotugio
Jnuroquo, sentenced to death for crim
inally assaulting Alvina Olenlka, .i :
Bohemian girl, at Sutherlane Springs j
last July, fatally Btabbed Sheriff
Wright hero when the Sheriff started
to fix the black cap on Jaurequo to
hang him.
Jaurequo plunged a sharpened spoon
handle Into his executioner Just above
the heart and attempted to escape.
Jaurequo was seized by a deputy
sheriff, drugged back to the scaffold
and unceremoniously hanged without
a black cap. It is not known how he
got the spoon handle.
Lightning Strikes Virginia Deaf Mute,
Who Prospered as Tobacco Farmer.
Winston-Salem, N. C, June 15.
Jesso Bunker, a deaf mute, youngest
son of Chang, one of the famous
Siamese twins, was killed by lightning
to-day in his tobacco barn, in Surry
County. With his son and a workman
he took shelter in the barn during a
rainstorm. The son and the workman
were knocked senseless.
Bunker was forty-eight years old
and prosperous. He was Intelligent
and entertaining, and enjoyed con
versing with his friends tnrough the
medium of pencil and paper.
Story of Attempt of Turkish Reaction
aries to Kidnap Ex-Sultan.
London, June 13. A local news
agency publishes a dispatch from
Constantinople, saying that an unsuc
cessful acmpt is reported to have
been made by tho reactionaries to kid
nap Abdul Hamid, the deposed Sultan
of Turkey, from tho house where he
is residing in Salouicu. Several offi
cers, the dispatch says, are said to
have been killed in the struggle.
Ensign Lllley, Governor's Son, Gives
Up Sea Career to Aid Her.
Washington, June 13. Ensign Fred
erlck P. Lilley. U. S. N., son of the
late Governor of Connecticut, has re-
signed, his father's death having left
the widow in such a state of collapse
that she wished to have her son with
her. The late Governor was a man of
affairs, and tho son will take charge
of the estate.
Young Lllley was graduated in the
class of 1907 from Annapolis.
Man Resented Imputation that His
Wife vas Not Good Cook.
Birmingham, Ala., June 15. Resent
ing the imputation of C. H. Carper
that Mrs. Kelley could not make good
coffee, W. T. Kelley and his brother
in-law, William Sparks, met Carper in
a suburb and proceeded to Settle tho
As a result Carper Is dead, Sparks
is fatally Injured and Kelley Is
wounded In the arm and leg.
Killed at Mass.
Green Bay, Wis., Juno 15. Light
ning struck the steeple of Holy Cross
Catholic Church at Bay Settlement
during ma63 and killed Edward Du
chane, twenty years old, and shocked
and Injured sixteen other porsons, two
of whom may not survive.
Falls Off Coaster and Is Killed
Syracuse, N. Y June 15. In the
presence ot hundreds of spectators,
William Mertens, thirty-two years old
fell sixty feet from the car of a roller
coaster and was Instantly killed. The
accident occurred at Long Branch
Onondaga Lake.
Earthquake Kills 230.
Podang, Sumatra, June 11. The
town of Korlnchi, 185 miles to the
southeast of Padang, was destroyed
by an oarthquako the night of Juno 3,
Two hundred and thirty peoplo were
killed and many Injured. A tidal wave
caused by tho upheaval swept avay
native huts nice cockleshello.
Howard's Income Is $1,000,000
a Year, and Not $400,000,
as Claimed
Now Up to Dsfcr.ce to Prove That the ,
Abandonment was Justified George '
Gould Tells cf Howard's Income I
Expenses at Palm Reach.
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The Joy Could fortune wus
worth more than $80,000,000 in
George Gould testified that it
Is probably worth more to-day.
Kadi of the six heirs has re
ceived more than $700,000 a
year Income.
Howard Gould haw been able
to accumulate a "private for
tune" of $10,000,000.
Mrs. Howard Gould thinks it
bad form to wear the same
dress twice in the same place,
and said that at Palm Boach
and other resorts It was neces
sary to change her costume
three times a day gowns, hats,
shoes, lingerie and parasols.
She says a society woman
needs from $S5,000 to $40,000 a
year to dress properly.
Two maids at a time Is any
woman's limit; if she had Ave.
she'd never get dressed, was
another of Mrs. Gould's observa
tions. u
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Now York, N. Y., June 16. Justice
Dowllng, who is hearing the separa
tion suit of Katherlne Clemmons
Gould against Howard Gould, decided
that tho plaintiff henceforth must
limit her case to the charge of aban
donment as counsel for Mrs. Gould
had failed to prove the cruelty allega
tion against Mr. Gould or that he had
failed to provide for his wife slnco
their separation.
The veil that has been kept so tight
ly drawn over the secrots of the es
tate of Jay Gould was swept aside at
the trial for the first time, and the
public was permitted to learn Its size
and earning capacity. It was estimat
ed as "about $S0,000,000" by George
Gould, oldest son of the great finan
cier, and tho income of it in 1907 was
George J. Gould was examined as a
witness for a few moments in the
afternoon. And when her brother-in-law
had loft the stand to be succeed
ed by her husband, Howard, Mrs.
Gould chuckled until nor stout figure
shook, for she proved that instead
of an income of $300,000 or $400,000 a
year her husband was willing to ad
mit, he was enjoying each year a rev
enue not less than $1,0.10,000 and often j
considerably more. 1
The separation suit gave the public
unique opportunity of hearing expert j
testimony on the ultra-rich, the mag- I
nitude of fortune and the many ways i
of spending money.
The income from the original Gould
estate In the six years between 1902 j
and 1907, inclusive, was nearly $31,- I
000,000. In no one year did the in
come from the original fortune for any
one individual heir fall below $700,-
000, and in 190:1 it soared to 57S2.000
for each one of the six heirs. Tho fig-
ures are absolutely correct, taken
from the books of the estate, and
sworn to Dy ueorge uouiu.
rsowara uouia, ice ueienuani in me
suit, was called to the stand for the
flrst time, and added the Interesting
detail that since his majority he had
built up a private fortune of J10.000,
000, despite his .heavy expenditures
and his expensive marriage. This in
cludes Castle Gould, on Long Island,
on which he has spent J2.700.000, but
which he has unsuccessfully tried to
sell for $1,000,000.
From the smiling Hps of Mrs. How
ard Gould, Justice Victor J. Dowllng
heard startling evidence as to what
she thought a woman of fashion
should spend on dress. Mrs. Gould
laid down a set of rules that she de
clared it would cost any husband from
$36,000 to $40,000 a year to follow.
To maintain her "station," Mrs.
Gould figured she could not get along
on less than $40,000 a year for
clothes. In this $40,000 there Is no
item for luxuries, and her table is as
At least three changes ot costume
necessary every day.
No dress can be worn more than
once or twice.
The cost of each dinner dreBB is
from $300 to $600.
Morning gowns, $150.
Walking gowns, from $150 to $500.
Tea gowns, $350.
Reception gowns, $250 to $600.
Yachting suits, $75 to $250.
Automobile dresses, $75 to $150.
Shoes, stockings and hats are nec
essary to match each gown.
Price of hats, from $40 to $80 each.
Othor necessaries are, from twelve
to fourteen servants, at an average
salary of $60 a month each.
One automobile, at $500 a month.
Lodging in tho Hotel Belmont, $300
a week.
Also nocessary are one coachman, a
second coachman, a footman and rid
ins and driving crooms.
St. Cannat and Rognes Utterly
Demolished Wounded Still
Dying in Ruins
Departments of Herault and Bouchcs-du-Rhone
Devastated Soldiers at
Work of Rescue Supplies Rushed
to the Stricken Districts.
Marseilles, France, Juno 1G. From
73 to 100 dead and 100 injured is the
estimated total casualties as the re
sult of the earthquake which dovastat-
eu several towns anu villages in ine
southernmost part of France, particu
larly In tho Departments of Herault
and Bouches-du-Bhono.
Great suffering is reported from tho
remoter places, owing to a lack of
bread and necessaries of llfo, before
tho arrival of assistance. It Is possible,
too, that the list of casualties may be
greatly lengthened, as the ruins have
not yet been entlroly searched. Tho
villages of Saint Cannat and Rognes
wero completely demolished by the j
earthquake, and Lambosc, which is
which Is twelve miles from AIx, suf- !
fered heavily. According to advices
received here a number of the wound- j
ed are still imprisoned In the ruins,
and soldiers hurried to the scenes of
trouble are working desperately to
rescue them.
Survivors are sleeping in tents and
tho streets are Impassable. In many
places they have been torn up and are
Incumbered with masses of rocks.
Houses, public buildings, and churches
were crumbled to pieces. Among oth
er'vlllages seriously damaged are Vau
venagargues, Venelles, Felissanne,
Puy-Ste.-Reparardl, and Arguyls.
The victims at St Cannat and Rog
nes wero horribly mutilated. There
were evidences that several of the
victims had lived for hours imprison
ed by the debris before they died. The
people rushed into the streets when
the first shock occurred, crying out In
terror, but many returned to rescue
their families. At Rognes a family of
four wero buried In the ruins. Tholr
crlos could be heard throughout the
night, but all were dead in the morn-
' ing when a rescuing party reached
j them.
At Saint Cannat an old man and his
son were watcnlug a billiard game.
They were instantly killed. The play
ers escaped with slight bruises. The
j chateau Valniousse, near Saint Can
' nat, was badly damrged. The com-
munal chateau at ArguylB was split
In two. The historic village of Verne
. gues was wrecked, but no one was
killed. The momentnry loss In the
affected district is very heavy,
j Many of the villages in tho earth
i quake district are cut off from com
I municatlon by either telephone or
telegraph, but the news which comes
in shows that the situation is worse
I than at first supposed. At Puy Ste.
Raparade two persons lost their lives,
and there was much destruction of
Food supplies arc being dispatched
from Aix to the afllicted districts, and
two battalions of troops have been
sent forward to aid in tho work or
rescuing tho wounded from the ruins.
Expected that Vice President Pecanha
I will Take His Place.
j RIo Janeiro. Brazil. June 16.-Dr.
-vwoi..., TVi.nn Print
nf !,,., h,.. Ho wna HtriCkGn
i w1th inflllnnzil on .Imle 2. and. al
though quite seriously 111 for a time,
improvement was noted on June 6,
which continued until Saturday. The
President then suffered a relapse, and
I there were marked pulmonary and
gastric symptoms. Tho attending
physicians were forced to the conclu
sion that tho case was hopeless, and
the Minister of tho Interior notified
Vice President Nllo Pecanha and vari
ous other Government officials accord
National Tube Co. to Reemploy 4,500
Men Idle Two Years.
Wheeling, W. Va., June 15. The
steel and plate department of the
National Tube Co.'s Riverside works
has resumed operations all on double
turn, giving employment all told, with
the blast furnace, which has been tn
oporatlon for two weeks, to nearly 4,
500 men who have been idle since No
vember, 1007.
5,000 Slain by Persian Tribesmen.
St. Petersburg, June 15. Five thou
sand persons havo been killed, a dis
patch to the Novoo Vremya from As
tara reports, by the Bhakbsevan
tribesmen, who are ravaging the Ar
dabtl district in Azerbaijan, the most
northwesterly province of Persia. The
leading inhabitants have appealed to
the Russian consul tor protection.
Anti-Racing Bills Signed.
Fort Worth, Tex., June 14. The
antl-raco betting law passed by the
last Legislature went Into effect and
arrangements oro being made to dis
continue racing here, at Houston and
at other cities in Texas.
Tallahassee, Fla., June 14. The
Governor signed the bill prohibiting
racetrack gambling.
Tho Kind You Havo Always
in use for over 30 years,
and has
Jtyy J1' , Bonal
All Counterfeits, Imitations and" Just-as-good" are hut
Experiments that trifle with and endanger tho health of
' Infants and Children Experience against Experiment
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic
substance. Its ago is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and allays Fovcrislmcss. It curc3 Diarrhoea and Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates tho Food, regulates tho
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep.
Tho Children's Panacea Tho Mother's Friend.
Bears tho
The Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
The Era of New Mixed Painls !
This year opoiio wirii a deluge of new mixed paints. A con
dition brought, aliout hv our enterprising dealers to get some kind
of a mixed paint that would supplant CHILTON'S MIXED
PAINTS. Their compounds, being new and heavily advertised,
may find a sale wit:: the unwary.
There are reasons for the pre-eminence of CHILTON POINTS'
1st- Vn -it' fan mix a better mixed paint.
'Jd Tin painters declare tha! it works easilv and has won
derful covering qualities.
od--Chilton stands back of it, and will agree to repaint, at his
own expense, every surface painted with Chilton Paint that
proven defective.
I th -Those who have used it are perfectly satisfied with it.
and recommend its use to others.
Still Take the Lead !
iA SfiYu-
Tho No. 40 ls.the popular Klat Land Plow.
I In Wayne
urniuil m-lllll. iAWUKUlil III ',) I it
rimve aim Jiopairs on nana : .i. i.. a many, i ioiisaiu .mmm . . . 'L";Y;,, ' . Y.....,!-1
S. Womlmanseo. I.akoCoino: 11. X. i'arloy. Kuulmink : A. J. Abrahams, l.alllee : I'M"
llrown Hoaclloys: o W. Shatfor, ioortrotown : et!i Itortrco. Merlins: t. K Keliam.
l.eiiscilalo; v. K. Corey ureentown. aim
The Oliver Sulky
Sash. Doors, llllnds, Front Snhl)oors. Sewer Pipe
and llullilera' Hardware ot KVKlt Description.
Iiik Machines. Iron. Gravel anil Tarred ltoollnsr. Ilarb Wire,
Netting. Lliue and Cement.
Kstlmates given
on short notice
its branches.
Telephone Announcement
This company is preparing to do extensive construction
work in the
Honesdale Exchange District
which will greatly improve the service and enlarge the
Patronize the Independent Telephone Company
which reduced telephone rates,' auddo not contract for any
other service without conferring with our
Contract Department Tel. No. 300.
Foster Building
Bought, and -which has heen
has borno tho signature of
been, made under his pcr-
supervision since its infancy.
Signature of
Over '.'7.11(10 II". of rinv mill ltfi:ilr- molveil In Maicli.
Wo ni-ti have Ni. 7, ii sl.f Mimller.
We also keep In stock thoXo. K. 19. 20 and.
county. Tho followliiif Sub-Asi'nts kuep stucK oi
J " V7J i, ul,.T..i V.irH..n In
aus s iiouesuaie mm iiuitj aiui.
Plow Cannot be Beat !
Harrows, Cultivators, Lawn
Mowers, Horse Hakes. Mow
Woven Fence Wire. Poultry