The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, November 12, 1909, Image 1

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Convicted Banker Asks For
a Second Trial.
Deolares Jurors Were Allowed to
Prink Quarts of Whisky and
Were Dominated by Hostile
Government Agents.
New York, Nov. 11. Charles W.
Morse, through his counsel, Martin
W. Littleton, served on United States
District Attorney Wels notice of mo
tion In the circuit court of appeals for
permission to move for a new trial
boforo the United States circuit court.
Morse alleges that the Jury which
convicted him was attended by special
agents of the government hostile to
Morse rather than disinterested bail
iffs, as required by law; that these
moD discussed the case with them im
properly, that the jury was permitted
to Indulge In practically unlimited
quantities of liquor during the trial,
the special agents drinking with them,
and that one of the Jurors bad been
twice in an asylum with paresis.
Morse says the alleged facts upon
which he bases his move for a new
trial did not come to him until after
the case had been appealed.
Under the heading "Privilege Ac
corded the Jurors of Drinking Unlim
ited Quantities of Intoxicating Liq
uors" Morse declares that right after
the trial commenced the jurors were
Informed by government agents that
they could take such quantities . of
whisky, beer or other drinks as they
needed and that thereafter the jurors
drank intoxicating liquor. He ulleges
that at least eight of the Jurors took
quart bottles of whisky.
Mr. Morse alleges that in a room
provided for them at the Astor House
the Jurors would retire during the
evening to play cards and tluit.dnr
uig XSa game some of the juror's would
bring in quarts of "whisky, which
would be served to all in the room.
The card games lasted until midnight
or 1 a. m. He says that one of the
jurors admits that they could con
sume more than four quarts of whisky
a night and that as a flask was emp
tied it would be put In the grate or
fireplace and "facetiously marked ex
hibit so and so."
Other charges in the affidavit con
cerning the relations between the
jurors and the government agents in
charge of them are:
That fourteen Special agents of the
department of justice accompanied the
jury about the city, went into saloons
with them, joined them In drinking,
treated them and were treated in re
turn. That one night eight of the jurors
and eight special agents went to
Coney Island In a "Seeing New York"
car, visited saloons on the Bowery
and drank whisky and beor together,
for which the jurors paid. On another
occasion six or eight of the jurors went
to Van Cortlandt park with the special
agents and drank whisky and beer, the
Jurors treating.
That the first Saturday after the
jury bad been impaneled eight of them
went to Staten Island In the company
of special agents and that the jurors
treated to drinks in a saloon.
Mr. Morse recites that he and Alfred
H. Curtis were put on trial on Oct
IB, 1008, and were found guilty of
making false entries on the books of
the National Bank of North America
and of misapplying the funds of the
bank, Curtis being let go under sus
pended sentence and Morse sentenced
to fifteen years' Imprisonment.
She Gives One $245,000 and the Other
Concord, N. H Nov. 11. A family
settlement between Mrs. Mary Baker
Eddy and George W. Glover of Lead,
8. D., a son, and Ebcnozer Foster Ed'
dy of Waterbury, Vt, an adopted son,
lias been concluded, and the deeds
have been signed and delivered. Un
der these settlement arrangements
George W. Glover and his family re
ceive $245,000 and Ebenezer Foster
Eddy $46,000.
The two sons In consideration of
these moneys -have executed deeds of
all their rights in their mother's es
tate, either as helrs-at-law or as lega
tees and under any will made by Mrs.
Eddy and the sons covenant that nei
ther they nor any one claiming under
them will contest the probate of any
will which their mother may leave.
Mexioan Major Loots Army Chest.
City of Mexico, Nov. 11. Major Fel
pl Murgl Valdez, paymaster of the
Seventeenth infantry, Is under arrest
Bare charflsd with having decamped
from Guaymas with (18,000 of army
Forty Foot Car With Gyroscope Works
Perfectly at Chatham.
London, Nov. 11. The new monorail
railway, which works on the principle
of the gyroscope, received its first pub
lic demonstration on a full scalo on
tun war office grounds near Chatham.
The guests witnessed a spectacle as
marvelous and as revolutionary from
the standpoint of transportation as
that which aeroplanes have furnished
during the last two years. They saw
a car forty feet long, ten feet wide
and thirteen feet high, weighing twenty-two
pounds, mounted on a single
rail, running freely about curves of
all sorts of angles, carrying forty pas
sengers with safety as complete and
vibration far less than the ordinary
passenger car.
The vehicle runs in a circle an eighth
of a mile in circumference at a speed
of twenty-five miles an hour, with
eighty horsepower, without the slight
est tendency to leave the rail. Two
gyroscopes weighing three-quarters of
a ton each automatically supply per
fect stability. The rail closely resem
bles the ordinary one, except that the
top is somewhat curved, and the rims
of the wheels correspond to this curve.
The gyroscope makes 3,000 revolu
tions a minute in vacuo. The motive
power is entirely self contained in a
petrol engine which is used to drive
the dynamo.
Episcopalians Would Thus Ease Dr.
Greer of New York.
New York, Nov. 11. The Episcopal
convention of the diocese of New York,
in session here, voted down the propo
sition to cut off Dutchess, Orange and
the other Hudson river counties, now
forming parts of the diocese, and to
ask the general convention to form a
new diocese of them. It voted to In
form the general convention that New
York desires the passage of the new
law permitting the election of suffra
gan bishops.
It was a lively session, in which J.
Pierpont Morgan, Mayor Sague of
Poughkeepsle, former Lieutenant Gov
ernor Chanler and rectors of Manhat
tan parishes participated. Mr. Mor
gan offered a resolution, which was
adopted, authorizing Bishop Greer to
tit b'u h-"Utiiance u he mlgut l'ruui.
other dioceses until help can be given
him in the regular way.
The convention opened with a serv
ice in the crypt of the Cathedral of St
John the Divine, in which Bishop
Greer took the principal part. Tho
attendance was large, and tho gallery
was filled with spectators.
Young Woman Who Went There With
Him Has Vanished.
New York, Nov. 11. Edwin Hills, a
wealthy manufacturer of Plalnville,
Conn., and a member of the Connecti
cut legislature, died in the Gllsey
House under mysterious circum
stances. At the time of his death the police
of the city were searching for him on
a general alarm sent out by his wife
from the Imperial hotel. The manu
facturer had disappeared from the Im
perial, leaving his wife hysterical with
anxiety. He carried $500 in cash, $2,
500 in checks and a quantity of jew
elry with him.
A young woman whom he took to
the Gllsey House vanished just before
his body was discovered. He had reg
istered as "Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Finch of New Haven, Conn."
Lively Contest Already on In Sena
torial District In Brooklyn.
New York, Nov. 11. There is a live
ly contest for the senatorial nomina
tion in the Seventh senatorial district
to succeed the late Senator Patrick H.
McCarren. The district is heavily
Democratic, and a nomination is
equivalent to an election.
A leading candidate is Daniel J. Car
roll, a mineral water manufacturer,
and he has a close competitor in his
father, Lawrence F. Carroll, who Is
chief clerk in a police court. There
are six other candidates for the nom
Caught by Detectives After Boarding
a New York Central Train.
Syracuse, N. Y., Nov. 11. A daring
attempt was made to rob the Ameri
can Express car on the New York
Central railroad between Lyons and
this city.
While the train was running sixty
miles an hour two men climbed over
the side of one of the cars, opened the
express oar door with skeleton keys
and entered.
Awaiting them inside wer two rail
road detectives, who were on the
watch. They covered the Intruders
with suns and placed them under ax
rest. The prisoners wore brought t
this city and locked p.
Movement to Put a Stop to Such Se
crecy as Marked Astor Suit.
New York, Nov. 11. The ease and
secrecy with which the rich and prom
inent in New York state may obtain
divorce, Illustrated lu the three min
ute session in a courtroom in an up
state village which resulted In Mrs.
Ava Willing Astor obtaining a divorce
from Colonel John Jacob Astor with
out the name of either being mention
ed in court, are condemned by some
prominent lawyers here. It was up
held by some of the justices of tho
supreme court, on the other hand, as
preferable to the publication of the
details in such cases.
So discreetly was the proceeding
conducted that the name of neither
Mrs. Astor nor hor husband was men
tioned by Henry W. Tnft, her attor
ney, or Lewis Oass Ledyard, Colonel
Astor's attorney.
The uocret divorce granted the As
ters, with every court facility placed
at their disposal, following the secret
divorces granted the Frank J. Goulds,
tho Alfred G. Vanderbllts, the Byron
D. Chandlers, the Talbot J. Taylors,
the Julian Storys (Mme. Emma Eames
Story) and the Wilson Mlzners (Mrs.
York es), has moved many prominent
men and women to denounce "the ob
sequiousness of the courts" toward the
Some of those who condemn "quiet"
dlvort js are Justice Gerard, ex-Justice
Roger A. Pryor, Kev. Dr. Charles F.
Aketl, Uev. Dr. K. S. MacArthur of
Calvary Baptist church and Mrs. Car
rie Chapman Catt, chairman of the
woman's national suffrage convention.
Ex-Justice Pryor declared that hun
dreds and even thousands of the cases
now before referees, with the cloak of
secrecy thrown about them and the
law furnishing the lubrication with
which they slip noiselessly along,
would never have been brought at all
if the parties to them thought the de
tails would be made public.
Actress Gets Divorce From Daniel
Frohman In Twenty-five Minutes.
Bono, Nev., Nov. 11. Margaret 111
iugton obtained an absolute divorce
from her husband, Daniel Frohman,
10 tl "ittrlcnl manager, here.
District Judge Pike signed the de
cree making tho actress free after a
hearing that lasted only twenty-five
minutes and nt which only one wit
ness besides the plaintiff was exam
ined. The ground upon which the divorce
was granted was nonsupport, and an
affidavit signed by Daniel Frohman
accepting service and waiving all
rights to answer was read into the rec
ord. Miss Illington has been 'a member of
the divorce colony here for six months.
She has been living the simple life,
wearing a sunbonnct and attonding to
a small garden. She has been known
as Miss Leighton.
She will !uve here shortly for San
Francisco to become the bride of Ed
ward J. Bowers, a wealthy real es
tate man of that city.
Statements made by Mr. Frohman
and his actress wife after their sep
aration made it clear that the chief
difference between the two was wheth
er or not Mrs. 7rohman should remain
on the stage. She was credited with
saying that she would sooner "darn
socks" and live a purely domestic life
than continue on the stage, which she
said she hated;
He 8tes Jeffries Spar and Says He Is
a Great Fighter.
New York, Nov. 11. John D. Rocke
feller, with his secretary, occupied two
seats in the Plaza Music hall hero to
see James J, Jeffries box three three-
minute rounds with Sam Bcrger.
"How did you enjoy yourself, Mr.
Rockefeller?" he was asked as he was
"Very much, Indeed," said ho.
"What do you think of Jeffries?"
"He's a great fighter a fine man,1
aid he, with enthusiasm.
Wealthy Merchant Testifies
For Accused Woman.
Maurice Borderel, Whom It Was
Said She Wanted to Marry,
Confirms Story That She
Telephoned to Him.
Paris, Nov. 11. At the continuation
of the trial of Mme. Steinhell for the
murder of her husband and stepmoth
er a witness of much interest was
Maurice Borderel, tho wealthy mer
chant and former friend of the pris
oner. One of the motives alleged against
Mme. Steinhell was a desire to rid
herself of her husband in order that
she might marry Borderel. The mer
chant's testimony was distinctly fa
vorable to his old time companion.
The witness also made an excellent
Impression upon the jury by the frank
ness with which he admitted his for
mer association with the accused.
Despite the revelations which had
been made to him concerning the wo
man's character, Borderel could not
be shaken in his declaration that the
woman was wholly Innocent of the
crime laid nt her door. He was rather
vague in his replies when questioned
as to his intentions regarding a re
marriage, but confirmed his earlier
testimony that Mme. Steinhell tele
phoned him on the morning following
the murders.
During his examination Borderel
was asked whether he had previously
testified that when discussing the dif
ficulties in the way of their marriage
Mme. Steinhell had said: "One never
knows. Let us wait events." Tho
witness denied that he had so testi
fied. At one time, when the Judge had
pointed out discrepancies between the
testimony given at tho preliminary
hearing and that offered '.in defense,
Mme. Steinhell cried out that this com
parison was unfair, inasmuch as Mag.
istrate Andre, who had heard the orig
inal testimony, was prejudiced against
No servant ever fought more loyal
ly for her mistress than did Marietta
Wolf, the cook in the Steinhell house
hold, when called ns a witness in the
trial of Mme. Steinhell for the mur
der of her husband and stepmother,
When the judge had led her through
a labyrinth of contradictory state'
ments he suddenly challenged the wit
ness with this abstract from her origl
nol deposition:
"When Mme. Steinhell learned that
her husband was dead she ejaculated,
'At last I nm free!' "
Without the least hesitation the serv
ant replied:
"No. I have been misquoted. What
madamc said was, 'At last I am
alone!' "
The witness insisted that the wife
was devoted to her artist husband.
Next to the prisoner, Marietta Wolf
excited the most interest in the court
room, as, in the popular mind, she Is
suspected of holding the key to the
mystery of the Steinhell home. She
was gowned in black, and her attitude
was as somber as tho clothes she wore,
Judge de Valles with considerable
difficulty induced the witness to de
scribe the Steinhell home and toll how
Mme. Steinhell had leased Green
lodge In order that sho might there re
ceive hor admirers.
Marietta declared that Mme. Stein
hell had always shown herself yery
fond of both her husband and her
mother, and she volunteered tho fur
ther statement that Steinhell occasion
ally took opium.
At one point Mme. Steinhell inter
rupted angrily and shouted defiantly
that if it was true that she had re
ceived $1,200 from Chounard, the Iron
manufacturer, he had made a hundred
times that amount from cllonts whom
she had brought him.
The testimony of Marietta Wolf, like
that of her son, Alexandre, who fol
lowed her on the stand, was wholly
favorable to the defendant. Alexan
dre admitted that the accused woman
bad been in tho habit of addressing
blra ns "Thou," and that she had kiss
ed him on New Year's day.
Further testimony to the advantage
of the defendant was developed from
the witnesses who followed. Among
these was a nurse who cared for the
widow after the murders and who tes
tified originally that Mme. Stelnheil'a
.illness at the time appeared to bo
feigned. Sho now testified to just the
Weather Probabilities.
Fair; warmer; moderate oast to
louthwsst winds.
President 13,000 Mile Swi Ground
the Circle Is Endc
Washington, Nov. 11. Pn j nt Taft
got back to Washington 55 m his
swing around the circle, .... longest
tour over taken by any president dur
ing his service In that high office.
"I am very glad to got buck," he
said. "It was about Aug. 0 when I
left Washington. I am glad to get
back in just about as good coudltiou
as when I left."
Tho president was particularly pleas
ed with his receptions in the South.
He said he believed they indicate a
confidence in him and a disposition
on the part of the south to meet him
more than halfway in carrying out his
so called southern policy.
He had traveled approximately 13,-
000 miles, had gone into thirty-three
states and two territories and had
crossed over into Mexico. This record
breaking tour' was begun at Beverly,
Mass., and extended over a period of
fifty-six days.
Besides the 13,000 miles that the
president covorod by train he made
002 miles in automobiles and 165 miles
in stages and carriages. He made 2T0
speeches, an average of about five a
day. As a gastronomic feat the presi
dent's trip was one of the greatest on
record. Ho ate 170 formal breakfasts,
luncheons and dinners and onded the
trip with his digestion just as good as
it ever was.
On the tour he tackled about every
kind of dish that the United States
boasts and a few of Mexico's. He ate
cub, bear and venison in Washing
ton, codfish in Boston, chill con carat
in El Paso, possum In Georgia, pine
bark stew in South Carloina and stew
ed terrapin In Savannah, not to men
tion beaten biscuits, puffs and grits.
Church Hurt by Slavery to Form, Say
University Head.
New York, Nov. 11. President
Fauuce of Brown university, who
was formerly a pastor in this city,
made d speech that stirred thasBap-
tists at tne congress or that enures 'in
the Madison Avenue church last night,
The topic under discussion was the
open communion.
"Baptists face a crisis," said the
speaker. "Unity is in the air and is
pressing on us. What stands in our
way? Ritualism stands In our way of
union. Baptists of today nre not fol
lowing after the practices of the fa-
thers. They were independent. Many
of us are slaves to a form.
"We condemn holy water, incense
and all other forms of literalism as
idolatry. Our Immersion belongs with
them, and when we cling to form we
are as idolatrous as the rest. Prac
tically everybody outside our ranks
thinks we lay greater stress upon im
mersion, a form. Our services in mis
sions and many other lines are for
gotten. We must disabuse these learn
ed minds that we run to a ritual in
stead of to real spiritual life."
President Fauuce suld he wished 100
Baptist ministers would preach next
Sunday fim the text, "Jesus Himself
Baptized Jfljt."
New York Central Railroad Adopts
Plan For Employees.
New York, Nov. 11. A pension sys
tem that will benefit 100,000 employees
of tho New York Central system is
announced by President W. C. Brown.
It will require the expenditure of
$500,000 a year, beginning with Jan.
1. On that, date 1,731 men who come
within the requirements of the system
will step out and begin to draw pen
sions. Under the plan as adopted em
ployees on reaching the age of seven
ty years are rotlred. If they have
been continuously in the service of the
company for nt least ten years imme
diately preceding their retirement they
will be entitled to a pension. An em
ployee who has been at least twenty
years in continuous service and has
become unfit for duty may bo retired
with a pension, although he has not
reached the age of seventy years.
The amount of pension is 1 per cent
for each year of continuous service,
based upon the average rate of pay re
ceived for the ten years next preced
ipg retirement.
Nebraska Demooratlo Leaders Say That
They Must Have Him.
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 11. William J.
Bryan will be a candidate for the Unit
ed States senate in the campaign of
1010., Tho Bryan candidacy was the
principal theme for discussion at a
conference between Mr. Bryan and
party leaders here.
Mayor Dahlman of Omaha and Ed
gar Howard of Columbus,, acting as
spokesmen for the conforees, declared
that the exigencies of tho senatorial
situation In Nebraska demanded that
Mr. Bryan should run.
Mr. Bryan, they said, had expressed
a preference that some one else should'
stand for tho senatorshlp, but the con
ferees had been Insistent and Mr. Bry
an had left the matter entirely In the
hands of the party In bis state.
she an ti
Mrs. 0. H. P. Belmont
Tells of Girlhood FeatyN
Also Knocked Him Down, an4.yv;v ,,
Was Taken Home In BanjV ,
Up Condition Story Told
to Woman Suffragists.
New York, Nov. 11. In a speech
here at the headquarters of the Wo
man Suffrage association Mrs. Olivet
H. P. Belmont, mother of the Duchess
of Marlborough and former wife o4
William K. Vanderbllt, took the ant
suffragists to task for saying at tha
Hotel Waldorf meeting that womos
had no business to vote bocauso they
were physically the Inferior of men
and because so few of them could
climb a ladder with a hod of bricks.
Mrs. Belmont told a remarkable sto
ry from her own girlhood experience;
when she climbed a tree to punch a
boy. She said:
"1 don't believe that there was a sin
gle boy among my playmates who
could outcllmb me or outrun me. One
time I and several otlier little girls
climbed a ladder that had been placed
ngnlust a tall apple tree in our favorite
glen. As soon as we had stepped oft
the top rung of tho ladder Into th
branches of the tree a boy named Jo
sle, who often had tried to get ahead
of me, took away tho ladder and be
gan to pelt us with green apples.
"We were nil furious, but we simply
kept out of range as well as wo could
for a time nnd said nothing. Finally
I sold, 'Well, I'm not going to stand
his any longer.'
"One of tho other girls said: 'What
are you going to do? You can't get
down without the ladder.'
" 'Can't IV I rejoined. 'We'lUtee.'- i
"""I Just w'ound my legs nnd armadas"
tightly as I could around tho trunk of
that tree and slid to the ground. Per
haps I did tear my frock and get a
scratch or two, but I was perfectly
able to attend to Josle. I rushed at
him with all my strength nnd knocked
him down. He was a year or two
older than I too.
"Then I pummolod him with all mj
might and main, and it took two or
three nurses and governesses to tear
us apart. He was taken home in a
very banged up condition."
"But you don't believe in fighting
men, do you?" asked one of the stato
board of directors of the woman suf
frage organization.
"Why should I want to fight menf
replied Mfi. Belmont "We don't need
to fight men. Men are perfectly wil
ling to give us the vote just as soon oa
wo show them that we are ready to
use it. Some of us are ready now, but
we have to get tho rest in line before
wo can bo victorious. It isn't going to
take us very long, either, if we stick
to the main issue and don't allow our
selves to be led off Into bypaths."
William C. Dennis to Conduot Case
Against Venezuela Before Tribunal.
Washington, Nov. 11. William O.
Dennis, assistant solicitor to the state
department, has been designated by
Secretary Knox as agent of the United
States to conduct tho cases on behalf
of this government of the Orinoco
Steamship company against Venezuela
before the International tribunal at
The Hague.
Mr. Dentois has succeeded to the po
sition of agent through the recent
death In London of William I: Buchan
an, who had first been designated as
agent of tho United States, Mr. Den
nis then being solicitor to the agent.
U. 8. Minister to Peru Postpones Hams)
Visit and Returns to Lima.
Lima, Peru, Nov, 11. Leslie Combsu
tho American minister, who started
for the United Spates by way of Pana
ma, has returned.
He received a telegram from tha
United States on board the steamer
nd decided to postpone his trip tttC
the present
Carmlchael Alleged to Have Been Un
truthful About a Smoke. r
Boston, Nov. 11. Midshipman An
drew W. Carmlchael of PlatUburf , K;f
Y an officer on the scout cruiser, Sa
lem, faced a court martial at tit's navy
yard here on the charge that he'h
been untruthful,
It Is alleged that be allows jwj--inir
on tho Salem's steam lanaelfvav
tho Hudson-Fulton celebratloam
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