The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, June 23, 1909, Image 4
THE CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 1000. THE CITIZEN PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNEBDAY AND FRIDAY BY THE CITIZEN rUDUSHINO COMTANY Entered as second-class matter, nt the post otllcc. Honesdale. l'n. E. B. HAKDKNBEKOH, PRESIDENT W. W. WOOD, - MANAGER, AND SECY directors: o. h. dorplinoer. m. ii. allen, henry wilson. e. ii. hardenberou. W, W. WOOD. gUBSCHIPTION: $1.50 A year, in advance WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 1000. REPUBLICAN NOMINATIONS. JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COUKT .. Judge Kobcrt Von Moschzlskcr, of Philadelphia. AUDITOR GENERAL, A. E. SISSON, of Eric. STATE TREASUREIl, Jeremiah A. Stoher, of Lancaster. JURY COMMISSIONER, W. H. Rullock. COUNTY COMMITTEE MEETING. A meeting of the Republican coun ty committeemen was held In the court house on Friday afternoon. M. E. Simons was re-elected chairman, Martin Caufleld, treasurer, and Geo. Ross, secretary. The chairman was given power to appoint the executive committee. The same rules that governed the party last year were adopted. HOME COMING WEEK Which the "Citizen" advocated some months ago, has been taken up by the Business Men's Association who bid fair to bring about the con summation of the project. They held a meeting in the town hall on Friday evening, and the subject was discuss ed and Initiative steps taken to cre ate an Interest among the people of Wayne county along this line. The following committee was appointed: Messrs. Ed. Dietzer, R. W. Penwar den, L. D. Swingle, L. B. Nlelson. S. T. Ham and J. S. Brown, who are to formulate a plan as a basis of operations and report next Friday evening. The people of Wayne county should put their shoulder to the wheel and make this Home Com ing Week a grand success, that It may be an occasion that will live long in their memories as a reunion of Wayne countans who still have that "love that knows no end" for home associations. We have receiv ed a letter from the Wayne County Association of New York which states that they contemplate hiring a spec ial car sometime in August and mak ing us a visit for a few days. This shows that the "spirit" is moving and arrangements can no doubt be ar ranged to have them time their visit with the days set by the Business Mens' Association. Every dollar ex pended by our people to make this affair a grand success will return many fold. AMENDING THE SHERMAN ACT. Amending the Sherman act is go ing to bo extremely dilllcult next Winter In the light of the suit against the Sugar Trust for closing the Pennsylvania Refinery. For this act, deliberately taken by the trust to maintain prices by limit ing production, the American Su gar Refining Company has deemed it wise to surrender $7,000,000 par of securities and pay in cash a sum currently estimated at ?2, 000, 000. This demonstartion of the value of the Sherman act n curbing mon opoly will bring Congress back next Winter from constituents who be lieve that the Sherman act is ef fective. The decision in the hat ters' boycott, early in 1008, abrupt ly ended any attempt at amending the Sherman act in the last Con gress. A majority was apparent In hoth Senate and House in favor of amending the Sherman act, letting railroads pool and putting trusts under supervision. The boycott decision brought a flood of protests from small manu facturers and shopkeepers all over the country against changing an act which made boycotts criminal. The Sherman act will not be chang ed in this particular. The Sugar Trust's spectacular payment under the threat of the penalties of the Sherman act will arouse the same feeling in regard to trusts and their efforts to keep up prices by keeping down product. The average plain man In the street is certain to feel that an act which protects competition and heavily mulcts a trust is a good thing to keep as It is. President Taft has fortunately urged a sane, conservative amend ment of the Sherman act intended to preserve its present powers, sub stituting Federal regulation for criminal indictments. Much will be gained If this can be secured. Both ex-President Roosevelt and President Taft have urged that rail road pools should be permitted un der the supervision of the Inter state Commerce Commission. This Is needed, but this will also be made difficult of enactment by the new railroad consolidations in pro gress. If no legislation on these Issues is secured next winter It will be be cause trusts and railroads have aroused opposition and suspicion by the monopolies of the one and the growing consolidation under one .control of larger and larger railroad systems. Philadelphia Press. JURORS NOT CONTROLLED BY PREJUDICE. Judge Albert F. Gladding, who pre sides at the present term of the Supreme Court, speaking to a friend in regard to verdicts against corpora tlons, was heard to say, the prejud ice the average juryman has in years past shown for corporations is pass' lng away, and that nowadays the idea that a verdict can always be se cured against a railroad Is not so sure as it used to be. In 11 negll gence cases that came before Judge Gladding at one term of court re' cently in only one was a verdict ren dered for the plaintiff. Judge Glad' ding expects to adjourn court over the week end on Thursday, in order to allow him to attend the wedding of a son of Judge Thomas of Brook lyn, a lifelong friend. Cooperstown Journal. REGULATIONS GOVERNING THEA TRES AND OTHER PLACES OF AMUSEMENT. Many nickelodeons and even some of the larger playhouses are in dan ger of being put out of business by the law Just signed by Governor Stuart which extends the Are escape regulations of first and second class cities to those of the third class and boroughs. The act provides that all such theaters shall have at least two doorways leading off the stage to the outside of building. All drop cur tains and sky borders shall be fire proof. Every such place shall have two side aisles and one center aisle not less than four feet wide in the clear and such aisles shall lead di rectly to the entrances. Large Illu minated letters shall be placed over every door or exit and all doors shall open outward and be unlocked dur ing the entire time of performances. The penalty for violation of the act is ?C0O or imprisonment. The owners of such building shall be li able for all damages incurred by per sons in case of fire. WARNING TO THE LADIES. There came near being a tragedy in Montgomery, the other day, when two young women and a young man occupied a single seat in an auto mobile, one young woman sitting on the other young woman's lap. Naturally she foil off and was hurt, fortunately not seriously. The In cident ought to Impress on the mind of every young woman the fact that in the matter of sitting on other people's laps, the only real safe place is the lap of some able-bodied young man. The records of the past century fail to show a single Instance where a young woman lias been permitted to fall from the lap of any young man, although It is stated that instances have heen known where they have occupied such a position for hours at a time. It is sincerely hoped this warning may not be without effect. ATTORNEY DAVIS STRICKEN. Attorney T. J. Davis, of Montrose, is critically ill at the hotel In South Gibson. He, In company with At torney Miller S. Allen of Montrose, went to South Gibson on Saturday last to transact some business in connection with the Holmes estate. While sitting at the table eating din ner he suddenly fell over, having suf fered a stroke or apoplexy. Last re ports he was unconscious and that there was little hopes of his recov ery. He was very prominent in Susquehanna county politics. SENATE FORBIDS SECRECY. Orders Attorney General to Ignore Bonaparte's Seals. Washington, June 22. Attorney Gen eral Wickersbain has been directed by the senate committee on judiciary to send to the senate all of the facts In the possession of the department of justice relating to the prosecution of Dr. E. N. Perrin of Williams, Ariz., on the charge of conspiracy to defraud the government in California timber land cases. This data was sealed by former At torney General Bonaparte, and the packages, which were left In the flies of the department of justice, were marked "confidential." Several days ago members of the subcommittee considering the reap pointment of Robert T. Devlin for United Stntes attorney for the north ern district of California obtained some information concerning these packages and requested Mr. Wicker sham to send them to the senate. He declined to do so because of the indorsement on the packages, which, he said, had been placed there by his predecessor and which he desired to respect. The order now made relieves him of responsibility. Confirmation of the reappointment of Mr. Devlin has been opposed be cause of criticism of his course in conducting the Perrin case. The sub committee which is Investigating the Devlin nomination Is composed of Sen ators Plies, Borah and Overman. It was brought out' that a report had been made to the department of jus tice by W. R. Harr, formerly n spe cial attorney in land fraud cases and now an assistant to the attorney gen eral, bearing directly upon the cases in which Perrin was Involved. Tho Harr report declares that the conviction of Perrin was procured by methods which could not be approved by the department of Justice. Mr. Harr gave the details of the indict ment of Perrin, which he attributed to a statement made by W. J. Burns, a United States secret service operative. This statement, which was made to the grand Jury, waj to the effect that Burns had Just come from Oyster Bay and knew that President Roosevelt desired to have Perrin Indicted. A DANGEROUS FIRE! Nipped in Its Inclplcncy by Efficient Firemen. . About 3:30 o'clock on Monday morning 'the writer was among those who were awakened from sleep by the dread cry of "Fire! Flrel Hastily arising and going to the window of his bed room he saw a thin column of smoke arising from the building jointly occupied as u shoe shop by Otto Castek, paint shop by Judd Keene and by Butcher Dun kelburg as an Ice house. He at once called up Central who responded promptly. The operator was Inform ed that a fire was in progress in tho rear of Gibb's machine shop and was requested that the alarm be sent in this was done, and In a very short time the fire gong was sounding the alarm. The race between the fire demon and the firemen was now on. The flames which up to this time were invisible on the outside, now broke out in several places, and the prospects were favorable for a fierce and destructive conflagration as the burning building were surrounded by a number of wooden buildings and so close that immediate steps were made by the occupants to vacate and save their possessions, but the hustl ing firemen were responding very promptly to the alarm, and in an ln credlable short time the hose cart reached the scene and had several streams of water In operation while the steamer took position on the bank of the river, Immediately in front of the burning building and wns soon diverting some of the water of the Lackawaxen In two powerful streams at the fierce flames. Good judgment, hard and self-sacrificing labor on the part of the Honesdale fire laddies who were ably assisted by Hie members of Texas No. 4 and Alert Hook and Ladder companies, soon checked the further progress of the flames an'd in a very short time the lire was under control. A sigh of relief went up from the many spectators who, realizing the Im pending danger were gratified to know that the danger was over and damage would bo confined to the immediate scene of the beginning of the conflagration. Too much credit cannot be given the Fire Department for the quickness in reaching the fire rapidly displayed in getting Into action, and excellent judgment In handling what under other circum stances would have been one of the most disastrous conflagrations tliat Honesdale ever witnessed. Fifteen minutes of uninterruptlon to the spread of this flro would have result ed in sweeping away the entire block of wooden buildings that the flames were reaching out to embrace. When the firemen got to work, the blaze was increasing in a ratio that looked as If mastery of it would soon be beyond their control until it had ac complished the dread work of de vastation with great loss to owners and tenants. It Is not known positively how the fire originated, although there are many theories afloat. It undoubted ly started on the lower floor and in tho rear of the shoo shop, which was totally destroyed. This was owned by William Pell and was Insured for $300. The adjoining building which is owned by Mrs. Oliver Bunnell and occupied by Mr. Paul Sonner and Mart Bush was greatly damaged. Mr. Sonner by the help of those who ar rived early, managed to get nearly all of his possessions out of the house but tho Bush family awakened out of a sound sleep found escape cut off by the way of their front stairway, had all they could do to escape by the rear and saved only the night clothes they wore. Mr. and Mrs. Bush and their four children were taken In and cared for until they could rehabilitate themselves. Their furniture was mostly destroyed. Mrs. Bunnell had no Insurance upon her building, having made it a prac tice to insure her own property, de positing each year in the bank the premium she would otherwise pay to insurance companies. Wash Dresses in English Rep, Linen and Linette, at Iowa .MENNEK & CO.'S Stores BRANDENBURG OUT HUNTING. Writer Seeks Papers For Defense In His Trial For Larceny. New York, Juno 22. Broughton Brandenburg, the writer, who is on trial for selling the New York Times a letter purporting to be an utterance of Grover Cleveland, but which it is con tended by the state was Brandenburg's own invention, was let out of the Tombs in the custody of deputy sher iffs. Ills release under custody was or dered by Justice McLaughlin on the request of his counsel, who represont ed to the court that in Brandenburg's former dwelling place in this city there were many papers which would help tho writer prove that the disputed document was actually dictated by the former president. Brandenburg went with his counsel and custodians to a boarding house in Irving place, whero there was a gen eral upheaval of papers stored there and which resulted, Mr. Jacoby said, in the discovery of many papers vital to the defense. There is disquiet in high Democratic circles Sue to a report that counsel for Brandonburg has obtained subpoenas for members of the Democratic nation al committee in order to prove that the committee exerted itself to coun teract the effect of the Cleveland article. TAFT TAKES President Supervising Cor poration Tax Amendment. ANOTHER CONFERENCE CALLED. Attorney General and Eleven Sen ators to Meet at the White House Tonight to Dis cuss latest Draft. Washington, June 22. President Taft will personally supervise putting the finishing touches upon the proposed amendment to the tariff bill providing for the Imposition of a 2 per cent tax upon the net earnings of corporations. This will be done at a conference ut the White House. There will be present Attorney Gen eral Wlckersham and Senator Root, who are drafting the amendments; Sec retary of State Knox and Senators Aldrich, Burrows, Penrose, Hale, Cul lom, Lodge, McCumber, Smoot and Flint, constituting the Republican membership of the finance committee. The draft prepared by Messrs. Wlck ersham and Root will be discussed at the conference. Such changes as are agreed upon will be made by the at torney general tomorrow, and It Is ex pected the perfected amendments will be ready for Introduction in the senate on Thursday. The attorney general and Mr. Root had a long session nt the capitol and reached an agreement on practically every feature of the corporation tax plan. Among the details of the bill deter mined upon are that the tax levied will be ut the rate of 2 per cent and that It will be collected from all cor porations. All banks will come within the range of the tax, but deductions will be allowed national banks to the amount of taxes paid upon their cir culation. An Important provision to bo Includ ed in the bill is a definition of net earnings. This will follow as nearly as possible the definition of earnings eon tallied In the Interstate commerce act relating to railroad corporations. President Taft is decidedly optimis tic over the outlook for the corporation tax, but a number of senators who called at the White House declared that the proposition would keep the senate in session until long past Aug. 1. Senator Elkins was one of the presi dent's callers, and he declared that he and a number of other senators would have some remarks to make in the senate when the new scheme of taxa tion Is under consideration. The West Virginia senator believes that all cor porations would attempt In some man ner to avoid payment of tho tax. Ad ditional salaries and all manner of ex penditures would be resorted to, be thinks. President Taft, on the other hand, docs not believe that a 2 per cent tax on net earnings is heavy enough to make any of the larger corporations resort to evasive measures. The amendment of the senate com mittee on finance taking hides from the free list and restoring the Dlngley law rate of 15 per cent ad valorem was before the senate again today, and It probably will not be disposed of before late tonight, if then. hi support of free hides Mr. Page contended that the adoption of such a policy would not injure the farmers, while at the same time it would be of vast benefit to the leather manufac turers. He said the beef trust garnered nil the profits in hides from whatever source. WOMAN CONFESSES MURDER. H. C. HAND. President. W. B. HOLMES, Vice Pres. H. S. SALMON, Cashier W. J. WARD, Ass't Cxt tain We want you to understand the reasons for the ABSOLUTE SECURITY of this Bank. WAYNE COUNTY SAVINGS BANK HONESDALE, PA., HAS A CAPITAL OF AND SURPLUS AND PROFITS OF - MAKING ALTOGETHER EVERY DOLLAR of which must be lost before anvdenositor enn lose hknn V It has conducted a growing and successful business" for over 35 yenrs, serving an increasing number of customers with fidelity and satisfaction. its cash funds are protected by MODERN STEEL VAULTS. $100,000.00 355,000.00 455,000.00 , AH ot these tilings, coupled with conservative management. Insured by the CAHEFUL PERSONAL ATTENTION constantly given tho Iinnk'snffnlrshy a notnblynble Hoard ot Directors assures the patrons pi thnt SUPREME SAFETY which Is the prime essential of a good Untik. Total Assets, $2,733,000.00 H. C. HAND. A. T. SEAKLE, T. 13. CLAKK 86?" DEPOSITS MAY BE MADE BY MAIL. - DIRECTORS ('HAS. J. SMITH, H, J. C'ONOKH, W F. SUYDAM. W. B. H0LMK3 F.P. KIMULK II. S. SALMON Says Brother-in-law Got the Poison Which She Gave Husband. York, l'n.. June 22. Mrs. Minnv Traeey, who was arrested pending an investigation or tho sudden death of her husband, Joshua Tracer, has. tho police say, confessed that she poisoned nun. She Implicates her brother-in-law, William Brown, who is also in lull. declaring that ho purchased and gave to ner strycnnine, which she mixed with her husband's whisky. The police learned that the rinlsnn was purchased for Brown bv his hmtii. er, John A. Brown, nt Lancaster, which city William Brown visited last Thurs day. Brown in requesting his brother to mane tne purcnase said he wanted it to kill rats. KIDNAPER ASKS $35,000. Kills Merchant Who Refuses to Pay Ransom For Stolen Boy, Khabarovsk, Asiatic Russia, June 22. The nine-year-old son of a rich mer chant of Khabarovsk was kidnaped while playing, and one of the kidnap ers presented a letter to the merchant demanding $35,000. The latter sent for the police, where upon the kidnaper killed tho merchant and committed suicide. The fate of the boy is not known. Boys Drown Together. Washington, June 22. Charles Sal- vey and William Ilook, nine and eight years old, were drowned while bath ing in the Potomac river. Salvey was seized with cramps. Hit companion tried to save hlra, but was dragged down. Weather Probabilities. Showers; light to moderate south went winds. ABOUT THE CHILDREN. Early training in the practice of self denial ; in struction as to the use and value of money ; oppor tunities for earning and saving money ; all these tend to fix and fasten the children in the ways of thrift and prosperity. We are always glad to assist the little folks in their efforts to save money. FARMERS' ANDPECHANICS' BANK HONESDALE, PA. Ten Cents Daily TENJCENTS SAVED every '.day will, in fifty years, grow to $9,504. TWENTY CENTS'SAVED daily would in fifty years amount to'$I9,006. The way to accuniulatejiioney is to save email sums syetem aticallyland with regularity. At 3 per cent, compound interest money doubles itself in 25 years and 1(14 days.; At 0 per cent, money doubles itself in 11 years and 327 days. If vou would save 50 cents a dav, in 50 years you would have $47,520. If vou would save $1.00 a day, at the end of. 50 years you would have $95,042. Begin NOW a Savings Account at the Honesdale Dime Bank THREE PER CENT. INTEREST PAID. .Money loaned to nil Wayne oounteans furnish Ini; Kood security. Notes discounted, l'lrst mortgage on real estate taken. Safest mm cheap est way to semi money to foreign countries is by drafts, to be had at this bank, i HOUSEHOLD BANKS KItKK. HKNKY Z. liUSSKLL, I'KKSIDF.ST. ANDKEW THOMPSON VICE IT.ESintNT. EDWIN V. TOKKEY CASIIIKI!. ALIiEKT (.'. LINDSAY ASSISTANT CASHIER. NONESDALE NATIONAL BANK. This Bank was Organized In December, 1836, and Nationalized In December, 1864. Since its organization it has paid in Dividends to its Stockholders, $1,905,800.00 The Comptroller of the Currency has' placed it 'on the HONOR ROLL, from the foctjthat'lts Snrplus Fund more than equals Its capital stock. What Class 0 are YOU in The world has always been divided into two classes those who have saved, those who have spent the thrifty and the extravagant. It is the eavers who have'built the houses, the mills, the bridges, the railroads, the ships and all the other great works which stand for man's advancement and happiness. The spenders are slaves to the savers. It is the law of nature. We want you to be a eaver to open an account in our Savings Department and be independent. One Dollar will Start an'Account. This Bank will be pleased to receive all or a portion of YOUR banking business.