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HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1909.
Bessie De Voie Tells How
Frank Gould Left Her.
WEDDING FIXED FOR NEXT DAY
He Told Her He Was Goiaff to
Europe on the Rotterdam, but
Sailed on Xronprinxcwia
Ceoile of Another line.
New York, Dec. 80. Bessie De Voie,
the stage dancer who Is suing Frank
J. Gould for $250,000 for alleged breach
of promise of marriage, has given an
interview In which she tells how Mr.
Gould broke his alleged engagement
"We were to have been married
Sept. 14 last," she said. "The day be
fore that Mr. Gould invited me to the
Knickerbocker hotel to luncheon.
There he told mo he had heard certain
stories about me and had decided to
sail for Europe in the morning.
" 'Do you believe these stories about
the woman you have asked to be your
wife?' I asked.
" 'No, I do not,' he said.
'"Well, then, why didn't you give
me a chance to answer them? I will
make the persons who uttered such
malicious lies, take them back,' I said.
"'Oh, you can't do that!' he said.
'What's the use? No judge would be
lieve you, because you have been on
"Mr. Gould had informed me he in
tended to sail on the Rotterdam of the
Holland-American line. The next
morning I determined to go to the
pier to see if he really did intend to
abandon me. I ordered the taxlcab
man to take me to the Rotterdam's
pier. On my way down I saw. Mr.
Gould's motor pass. I told my man
to follow, and I found that Mr. Gould
was sailing not on the Rotterdam, as
he had told me, but on the Kronprln
Epspln Ceclle of the North German
' " Lloya"fiSe,w'ndse pier Is some&tance
away from that of the Holland-American..
"Mr. Gould sailed away, and by a
strange coincidence Miss Kelly of the
Havana' company was a passenger on
the same boat."
Supplementing her story of the
breaking oft of the .engagement, Miss
De Voie made public a few more let
ters which she suld she had received
from, Mr. Gould. In one of these he
likens her to a pearl and talks of Imi
tations which In these days of the dis
covery of bogus gems worn by the rich
is interesting. Here is the letter:
Union League Club, Dec. 11, 1903.
My Own Dearest I was bo happy yes
terday, and then you were blue. Was it
something I had done or perhaps some
thing 1 had not done or said that made
you feel bo? You were sweet to answer
as you did when 1 asked you what you
wanted for Christmas, and It did please
me bo, especially as you were bo sincere
about It. Must know why you are blue.
I know what the feeling Is and am sa
thankful to any one who gets me out of
that mood, and you always do. You are
bo modest about yourself that you do not
know, Bessie, dear, how very, very sweet
and kind you are and do not know your
worth. If a tray of pearls with Imita
tions also were all mixed up and each
pearl and Imitation represented a woman
there would be one pearl with the most
beautiful luster and skin and evenness,
and that pearl would be you. It hurts me
sometimes, dear, to know that I am not
able to do what I really want to do for
you. Am going to see you tomorrow, but
want bo to write you. Don't cry and
don't read books that makes you sad.
Your're a dear and all my love and kisses.
Miss De Vole gave out thrco other
letters from Mr. Gould as follows:
834 Fifth Avenue, March 4. 1M9.
My Own Dear BeBsle I have ordered a
copy of "Old Wives and New" and will
read It and then perhaps may allow you
to. Am glad you are not going south,
though If you wanted to very much I
would have to get on without seeing you.
Do you think I am too foolish? I am
much more so than you are. I think I
rather like It too. Will expect to see you
and am looking forward to It tomorrow.
All my love and kisses to my Betty.
834 Fifth Avenue, Jan. 29, 1939.
My Own Bessie I do know, Bessie,
what it Is to expect a letter and "get It,
Do you remember the times when you
have not written 7 But you are better
than I am. That Is admitted. Will try
and come over Friday, Yours, Bessie,
dear, with all my love and kisses,
834 Fifth Avenue. Feb. 2, 1909.
My Own Dear Bessie You made ma
feel very unhappy yesterday when I saw
how X had made yeu suffer. I am so sor
ry and want you to forgive me. Dearest.
I am so sorry for everything lately that
hurt you. Will you believe meT Yours,
with all my love and kisses,
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SPLIT.
Buffalo Church Has Controversy 81ml
lar to That of Mrs. Stetson.
Buffalo, Dec. 30. Members of the
First Church of Christ (Scientist) of
this city, the wealthiest Christian Bel-
ence church in western New Tork,
have gono to law as a result of a row
which has developed among the mem
bera of the congregation and which is
due to orders Issued by the mother
church to Boston similar to thoM that
caused discord "nnl5ng" Ndw fork Sci
entists in the familiar Stetson case.
Mrs. Annie B. O. Levitt occupies the
same position in Christian Scientist
Circles in Buffalo that Mrs. Stetson
held in New York.. She is chairman
of the First church board of trustees
and directors and also of the church
committee, composed of both bodies.
Recently she proposed certain changes
in the bylaws of the church, and these
proposed changes are being opposed by
some of the members of the congre
gation, headed by Charles Helcome.
She says the demand for the new by
laws came from the mother church in
In court it was asserted that nearly
one-third of the congregation, who re
fused to submit to Mrs. Lcavitt'a dic
tations, had left the church and that
more were going to leave. Seventeen
Sunday school teachers who opposed
Mrs. Levitt have been dismissed; also
six of the seven church ushers and
twelve of the reading room workers.
These dismissals followed the issuance
of an injunction forbidding Mrs. Levitt
from proceeding with the proposed
change in the bylaws.
EABI PEECY SHOT IN DUEL
Son of British Duke Seriously Wound
ed by Hie Opponent.
Paris, Dec. 30. Earl Percy, son of
the Duke of Northumberland, has been
seriously wounded In a duel near here
with another Englishman with whom
he had a bitter personal quarrel.
The two men fought with pistols,
and the wounded man was hurried
from the scene of the fight in an auto
mobile to a quiet country hotel, where
he Is said to be progressing favorably, i,
Earl Percy has' developed pleurisy
and congestion of the lungs. His con
dition is regarded as so critical that
his family has been summoned in
haste to his bedside.
Henry Algernon George Percy was
born in 1871 and has represented
South Kensington in parliament since
1895. He wa3 undersecretary for In
dia in 1902-03 and under foreign sec
jjetary from 1903 to 1905. He has
published two books of travel in Asi
It is a penal offense in England to
leave the country for the purpose of
fighting a filial ,, . .
IB J I I l if i
DIVORCE FOR MRS. SCHULTZ.
She Is to Be Freed From Mineral Wa
ter Man on Charges of Infidelity.
Trenton, N. J., Dec. 30. Special Mas
ter George S. Hilton has filed a report
hi the court of chancery recommend
ing that Mrs. Clara S. Schultz have a
divorce from her husband, Carl R.
Schultz, president of the mineral wa
ter company which bears his name.
The testimony of detectives who fol
lowed Sir. Schultz was introduced to
The frequent companion of Mr.
Schultz, the detectives said, was a
woman named Marie. The detectives
said the couple were followed from
time to time to several New York ho
tels and upon one occasion were found
registered as Robert Llttleficld and
wife. When surprised Schultz, accord
ing to one of the detectives, tried to
evict them from the room.
MESSAGE ON CONSERVATION.
President Will Not Wait For Ballln-oer-.inchot
Washington, Dec. 30. President Teft
does not intend to wait until congress
has investigated Secretary Ballinger,
Gilford Pinchot and the reclamation
service before be suggests action on
conservation to congress. The presi
dent will go ahead with his special
conservation message and It will go to
congress early In the new year.
Mr. Taft will present for the consid
eration of congress several bills which
have been drawn by Secretary Ballin
ger. He has told callers recently that
if the various conservation congresses
which have met during the last few
months bad only brought forth some
scheme for conservation which could
have been utilized the cause of con
servation would have been advanced
THINKS GIEL WAS POISONED.
Mother Hints That Rival For Young
Mart's Love Caused Death.
Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 30. Believ
ing that her thirteen-year-old daugh
ter, Bessie May Priest, was poisoned,
Mrs. Jennie Priest has asked the dis
trict attorney to Investigate the death
It la alleged by the mother that Miss
Priest was engaged to Harry Sayre, a
rich Newark (N. J.) man's son, and that
he had a rival. Search is being made
for the other woman.
Five physicians who attended Miss
Priest say that her death was caused
by poison. Two diagnosed the malady
as ilnc poisoning.
It has been learned that Miss Priest
was the guest of her supposed rival at
a dinner In a restaurant and, that ahe
became violently 111 soon thereafter.
in uer aeunum she "accused the wo
man' with whom she had dined, and in
lucid periods she exhibited letters from
Mr. Bayre in which he warned her.
uwugh girts no reason lor his fears.
U. 5. Circuit Court Denies
Banker a New Trial.
DRINKING BY JURORS UPHELD,
Ice Trust Magnate Sayi He Hal
Not Yet lost All Hope, and
His Counsel Will Apply
For Writ of Error.
DRINK AND A HALF A DAY
ONLY FAIR FOR JURORS.
The Jury shall consist of twelve
men. The Law.
The Jury may have "about a bot
tle a day." The Court.
There are eighteen drinks In a
tie. The Bartender.
Eighteen divided by 12 equals 1H.
Therefore, according to United
States Judge Hough, a Juryman
may have one drink and one-half
drink of whisky a day, and further
comment is farcical.
New York, Dec. 30. Apparentl)
Charles W. Morse must go to the fed
'eral prison at Atlanta within a few
days to serve his sentence of fifteen
years for misappropriating the funds
of the Bank of North America.
Justice Hough of the United States
circuit court has handed down a deel
slon denying Morse's motion for a new
trial, which motion was made on the
ground that the jury which convicted
the banker Indulged to excess in in
After this decision Morse's counsel,
Martin W. Littleton, asked Julge La
combe in chambers for permission tc
argue a petition for a new writ of er
ror, and it was granted. Judge La
combe set the argument for tomorrow.
CHARLES W. MORSE,
and it will come up before all the
judges of the United States circuit
Morse, under the law, must be given
two days before an order for his com'
uiltment to Atlanta Is Issued. From
his cell In the Tombs the banker is
sued a statement that he still had
some hope-of regaining bis freedom
In his decision Judge Hough lays
down a new ruling on the use of liquor
by Jurymen. One bottle a day, says
the court, Is not too much for a jury
of middle aged men.
"The 'large and practically unlimit
ed amount of liquor permitted to the
Jury," the opinion of Judge Hough
reads, "can best be stated in the lan'
guage of the juror who has furnished
defendant with his longest affidavit
It may be noted that the Jury was
composed of men of middle age (or
more) and that the direction of the
court was that they should be permit
ted to lead their usual lives as far as
compatible with their duties as Jurors,
"In pursuance of these Instructions
they were permitted (says the Juror)
to consume during their term of serv
Ice 'in aggregate about twenty bottles
and flasks' of liquor besides some indi
vidual drinks from the bar of the As
tor House. No endeavor is made to
more particularly define individual
consumption, while it is definitely said
that some of the marshals were glvea
at times drinks from the 'bottles or
"All parties agree that after the case
was given to the Jury the usual rule Of
total abstinence was observed, so that
the 'unlimited quantity' becomes a bot
tle a day. Further comment Is farcical
unless the defendant haB a legal right
to a jury of teetotalers,
must advance a good deal before such
a right can be claimed, In New York
at all events."
Fair; Bot quite so cold;, light to saoA.
rate weat.to northwest wind.
SAYS HE WILL FLY TO POLE.
Professor Hergesell Tells af Expedt
' tion Planned by Count 24ftplin.
New York, Dec. SO. Professor H.
Hergesell of Germany", who is here ob
a visit, announces a proposed journey
to the north pole by airship, planned
by Count Zeppelin and himself.
"We intend to explore the entire
arctlc,clrcle," said the professor. 'Twi
airships, constructed by Count Zeppe
lin, are to be used. One is to be left
at a relief station at Spitsbergen. The
other, which is to be of large size, la
to be used in making the excursions.
We will keep in touch with the rclloi
station by means of wireless telegra
phy. If the large ship encounters dis
aster we can summon aid from the re
"Prom Cross bay, near where a sup
ply station is to be established, to the
north pole over Spitsbergen is approxl-
mately 800 miles. With favorable
Winds the trlD can be made in thirty
to forty hours. I
"The run to the north pole will -be
really a secondary matter. The prin
cipal object of the expedition is to
gather scientific data in the arctic re
gion. We plan to study meteorological
conditions, make deep eea soundings
and survey the arctic belt and espe
cially the regions to the north ot
Greenland and Francis Joseph bay.
""One of the main problems will be
to replenish the airship with gas. Sev
eral stations for that purpose will be
established. We are confident of com-j
piete success ana nave no rears xor our
"The airship which is to sail over
the pole will be about 450 feet long,
with aluminum frame. It will have
twenty-five to thirty gas chambers and
will carry twelve persons."
GIEL HELD FOB MURDER.
Judge Luce Finds That Hattie
Blanc Shot Clarence Glover.
Boston, Dec. 30. In his report of
the inquest into the death of Clarence ,
F. Glover, Judge Luce finds that tbere
was no evidence to show that any one
other than Hattie Le Blanc shot Glo
ver, that the shooting was done with
Glover's own revolver, that he met the
Klrl at her request and that she shot
hip while she was standing and he
He also finds that when, Glover made
his statement that the girl shot him he
fully realized that he was going to die f
uiiu was luny c'ognuuui ui wuai uo
was 'Saying, that there was no incoher
ence in his speech and that his mind
The girl escaped from the laundry
after shooting Glover and three days
later was found under Glover's bed In
his own home, where she had been em
ployed. She Is only sixteen years old.
KILLS WAITRESS AT TABLE.
Hotel Guest Then Commits Suiolde.
No Reason Known.
.Peru, Ind., Dec. 30. Roy McKlnney
n,w wiHnH nfltn uiiiprt MiBfl
Dora Chapell, aged eighteen, and then
mmmiM ,,iM,ia in h inW rnnm
of the Bearss hotel.
McKlnney was the only person at
table in. the room, and Miss Chapell
was serving him. Miss Chapell was
pouring cream Into his coffee when he
threw his arm about her neck, drew
her to him and then, pressing his pis
tol over her left breast, pulled the
trigger. The girl fell dead on tho
The next instant another shot sound
ed in the room, and McKlnney with
out uttering a sound fell to the floor.
McKlnney was a married man. Why
he killed the girl Is unknown.
BLAINE'S NEPHEW JILTED.
Girl Suddenly Changes Mind to Man
She Wants For Husband.
Lexington, Ky., Dec. SO. Lexington
social circles arc surprised by the an
nouncement that Miss Lourine Orosth
waitc of this city has married Good
win Chase of Los Angeles In the lat
ter city. Recently Invitations were la
sued for tho marriage yesterday of
Miss Crosthwalte and Charles Blaine
of Spokane, Wash., a nephew of James
Miss Crosthwalte has been In Cali
fornia attending a seminary at Loi
Angeles. It is supposed that she met
young Chase at the beginning of the
fell term of the seminary.
ADOPTS ROOSEVELT METHODS.
President Taft Will Hereafter Reoetve
Callers In Bunches.
Washington, Dec. 80. President
Taft has found that the system of re
ceiving callers whereby each man or
delegation got a separate audience
caused much delay. Some callers, It
1 waa found, infringed on Mr, Taft's
good nature and stayed long after the
time allotted had elapsed.
The president has decided therefore
to return to the old Roosevelt sethod.
of taking a batch of callee all at ence.
He expects thereby to facilitate, faulf
nesa and consequently hepea te b
able' to see many mere pMsona
he hu been able to mt Mrtfre'
BROKAW IVES IIP
Willing to Allow His Wife
$30,000 a Year.
HE ADMITS INCOME OF $90,000
Counsel Explains That the Million
aire Got Mixed Up In Cross Ex
amination and Hade Va
Mineola, N. Y., Dec. 30. The taking
of testimony In the trial of the suit ot
Mrs. Mhrv Tllnlr nrnbw for n npnnrn
tion and S30.000 a year alimony from
, GoxlM Broknw rnme nriruntlv to an
end in court here when John F. Mc
Intyre, counsel for Brokaw, made pub
lic admission that his client had made
serious misstatements on the witness
stand relative to his property.
Arthur J. Baldwin, counsel for Mrs
Brokaw, and Mclntyre and Eugene L
Bush for Brokaw had a conference
with Justice Putnam. Mclntyre said
that his client, worried by bis long
cross examination, bad made state
ments on the stand that should be cor
rected. Justice Putnam said that the
only way to correct the testimony
would be to put the defendant on the
stand again and re-examine him dl'
Brokaw's lawyers were not Inclined
to adopt that course. Brokaw had said
that he kept no books or ledgers, no
check books or cash books, and that he
was not able to tell just what he really
did possess. His lawyers at the con'
ference said that they would take
Brokaw to bis safe deposit vault and
make out a list of the securities own
ed by him other than those held by J.
Bache & Co.
Prior to the adjournment It was
agreed that on Saturday the defense
should submit' a list of Brokaw's secu
rities and a full statement of, his
financial condition. It was, understood
from counsel for the plaintiff that
there would.be no further argument If
the statement should show that Bro
kaw's Income was not less than ?90,
000 a year.
Mr. Baldwin said that Brokaw had
received about $4,000,000 from his fa
ther's estate less than four years ago,
and in spite of the fact that he is said
to have made inroads upon his fortune
a considerable amount should be left.
Defendant's counsel admitted that his
Income was probably ?90,000.
"Mr. Brokaw was very much con
fused by Mr. Baldwin's cross examina
tion and was very careless and
thoughtless In his replies to ques
tions," said Mr. Mclntyre. "We are in
a position to say that some of the
1 things he said about his financial re-
I B0Urces " ?,otu Hwas a at
I Bea M result of the insistence of the
opposing attorney and tangled up
money matters frightfully. I think
your honor ought to give us an oppor
tunity to straighten out this tangle."
Justice Putnam, agreeing with the
defendant's counsel, said be thought
that after a very long cross examina
tion Mr. Brokaw bad answered ques
tions carelessly. He thought it was
fair to give his counsel an opportunity
to present an accurate statement sub
ject, of course, to cross examination by
the other side.
Mr. Mclntyre said there would be no
opposition to a court order allowing
Mrs. Brokaw ?30,000 a year alimony.
WARD LAW SISTERS GOING.
Governor Hughes Honors Requisition
to Take Them to New Jersey.
New York, Dec. 30. Governor
Hughes has honored the requisition
of Governor Fort of New Jersey for
Mrs. Caroline B. Martin and Mrs.
Mary W. Suead, who are under indict
ment in Essex county, N. J., in con
nection with tbe death of Mrs. Ocey
W. M. Snead, who was found dead in
a batbthub in a house in East Orange.
Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Snead are in
the Tombs. On the presentation of
the warrant given by Governor Hughes
to the New Jersey detective Magis
trate Cornell, who committed the wo
men here, will turn them over to the
New Jersey authorities, and they will
be locked up In the Essex county Jail.
MADRIZ WELCOMES MARINES.
Offers Admiral Kimball Use of an Is
land Near Corlnto.
Managua, Nicaragua, Dec. 30. Pres
ident Madriz has offered Rear Admiral
Kimball, commanding the United
ptatea naval forces, a 'small Island
near Corlnto as a camping ground for
tha American marines. This tender lfl
construed as an effort on the part of
the new executive to gain the good
graces of the American government
The marines have bad no opportunity
for exercise ainer their arrival In Nl
caraguan waters, and this island will
give them a chance for a needed recre-
ON HOME RULE.
ndorsos the Lords anf
ror British Tariff.
England, Dec. 30. Jo
seph Charitt.iain has issued an ad
dress to the voters in which he criti
cises severely the budget which was
rejected by the house of lords and on
which the Liberals have appealed te
the country. The aged statesman de
clares it as his belief that the lords
did not exceed their constitutional
rights and did only their duty as a
second legislative chamber voting the
One of the objections to the propos
ed measure, according to Mr. Cham
berlain1, id that it "throws the whole
burden of taxation on our own people
without oven attempting to secure any
contribution from foreigners who use
our market so largely while doing
their best to exclude us from theirs."
Mr. Chamberlain, after an elaborate
plea for a protective tariff, attacks the
government's promise of ho no rule
for It-eland. He contends that It la
"undoubtedly a danger to this country
all the greater, as we are now threat
ened by foreign nations as we have
never been before." He describee
home rule as the gravest danger te
which the United Kingdom has ever
in Its history been exposed.
The government In ndvocatlng home
rule, he declares, Is instigated only by
a wish to capture Irish votes and con
cludes by declaring that "so great, oe
urgent, is this danger that even if It
stood alone every person who cares for
the British name ought once more te
render the conspiracy Impossible."
CHAUFFEUR HELD AS SLAYER
Two Women Swear He Killed Child
and Went on His Way.
New York, pec. 30. George Jones,
a taxlcab chauffeur, who ran over and
killed Jennie Bernstein, eight years
old, on Park avenue, was sent to the
Tombs without ball on a charge of
murder to await the action of the
'Jones is held under the same section
of the penal code under which William
D. Darrpgh was sentenced to Sing Sing
for twenty years for killing young
Iugvnard Trimble. The statute saya
that killing a person by nn act immi
nently gzfffiroui to others un'dcln.c-lng-a-depraved
mind regardlesa"oC .hu-
man life Is murder In the first degree,
At the inquest two women swore
that the car jolted when It ran over
the child nnd that Jones Immediately
Increased his speed and made his es
cape, CANALS ON MARS VANISH." "
Mount Wilson Photographs Confirm
British Doubts Merely Dark Spots.
London, Dec. 30. Complete skepti
cism as to the cunnls on Mars was dis
played by prominent astronomers at
the meeting of the British Astronom
ical association here.
Confirmatory ground for their disbe
lief was found when Hale's Mount
Wilson photographs were shown on
lantern slides. The exhibitor humor
ously explained that the canals did not
appear In the photographs because tha
telescope was too powerful to Indicate
"Nobody," he said, "has ever seen a
single canal on Mars. There has never
been any real ground for supposing
that the markings on tbe planet sup
plied any evidence of artificial action.
It were better for science that the ca
nal theory be abandoned completely."
PRESIDENT IN NEW YORK. '
With Helen and Robert Taft Ho At
tends His Niece's Wedding.
New York, Dec. 30. President Tafi
came here today to attend the wedding
of his niece, Louise Taft, daughter of
Henry W. Taft. Miss Helen Taft and.
Robcrt Taft came with the president,
as did Captain A. W. Butt, his mili
tary aid, and Assistant Secretary
Miss Taft was married to George H.
Bnowden of Seattle. The wedding
took place at the residence of Henry
W. Tuft in AVest Forty-eighth street
The president and his party will re
turn late tonight and are expected to
reach Washington early tomorrow
morning. The president declined an
Invitation to make tho Journey under
tfeo North river through one of the
Pennsylvania Railroad company's new
CHURCH SINGER DIVORCED.
Number of Corespondents, However,
Reduoed From Seven to Two.
New York,, Dec. 30. Justice Crane
In the supreme court, Brooklyn, has
decided In favor of Edwin E. Martin.
In his suit against Etta, H. Martin, a
well known church singer, for a di
vorce, the trial of which occupied tw
weeks and was marked, with man
Tho decision was given after the
court bad eliminated five of the sef e
corespondents who were named In th
complaint. Tho two' remaining were'
Frank G. Morris, a lawyer, and a
unknown man, with Whom Mrs., Mar
tin was. alleged to have maintain
Improper relations at Cottage CKjTri