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HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1910.
Miss Roberta de Janon Is
Found by Police In Chicago.
WAITER COHEN IS WITH HER.
Heinfts and Her Companion Have
Been In Montreal, Halifax, Bos
ton and Other Cities Try
ing to Evade Capture.
Chicago, Jnn. 11. After n chase last
ing thirteen days and extending
through ten stntes Miss Kohertn Rulst
De Jnnon, the sixteen-year-old heiress
of Millionaire Kohert Rulst of Phila
delphia, was captured in a house here
In company with Frederick Cohen, the
middle aged hotel waiter, with whom
she eloped on Dec. 'JO.
It appears from their statements that
Miss De Jnnon and Cohen hnve heen
In Chicago since last Thursday, stop
ping at a rooming house in Superior
street until found by the police.
To Captain Rehm, In charge of the
police station to which she and Cohen
nro taken, the girl told a pathetic
&t --mT tfwer war
r-t-i niv Frederick Cohen, in whom the heir-
r idCDlNAND COHEN. J uss to millions placed her fnlth, is a
story of ionesouieness. She said that I typical hotel waiter, with his hair eor
iier mother recently died and that her ! rectly parted and a bland, smooth
father was living in' another city. 1 smile playing over his features.
There appeared to be nothing for her ' "I love Miss De Jnnon and wanted
but a boarding school. Nobody seem-
ed to understand or sympathize with
hei but Cohen, a waiter, married and
forty-two years old. She added;
"Mr. Cohen was a waiter in the pri-
vate dining room In the hotel where
I took my meals, and to him I talked
a great deal after my mother had
gone He sympathized with me and
seemed to understand how I felt He
knew what my sorrows were, and it
was only natural that In a short time
grent deal, and I began to respect him
"Finally, whtfn I could stand mv
lonesomcness no longer, I begged him eNV York, Jan. 11. Miss Margaret
to take me away. He refused at first, 11 I-cavltt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
even after lie admitted that he loved (1' Howland Lenvitt, has married Jo
me, and not until I had threatened to I80"'1 F- Swollen, her chauffeur, at a
Kill myself would he consent. Then
we made our plans."
When speaking of her mother her
eyes tilled and her voice sank to a
whisper. When she spoke of Cohen it
was evident that she held him in high
regard. She said she had been com
pelled to pawn her Jewelry to buy food
since their arrival here.
Iteginnhig with their flight from
Philadelphia on Dec. 21), the girl told
how they went to Now York and spent
one night there. In New York they do-
emeu to go to London; but, fearing de
tectlon If they tried to embark In this i
country, they took a train to Montrp.il.
Falling to catch a transatlantic steam
er at Montreal, as they had hoped to
do, they traveled by rail to St. John's.
N. ., whero they boarded the steamer
Corsican for Halifax. From Halifax
tho pair went to lloston and after
staying there one night hurried on to
"We passed as father and daughter
wherever wo went," explained Miss
Do Janon, "Sometimes wo gave one
Jtnmo nnd sometimes another, but usu
ally wo registered as Mr. Itobert La
Placo and daughter."
Iteaching Chicago, Cohen secured a
room In West Superior street, where
lie and tho Do Jnnon girl havo been
doing light housekeeping. Cohen has
been looking for employment as a
waiter; but, being unnble to find any
thing to do, tho girl gave him ber
bracelet and necklace, which ho pawn
ed for $10.
On Oct 14 Cohen wrote a letter to
Miss De Janon requesting her to think
seriously over the question of elope
ment. The letter was found among
Miss De Jnuon's effects. -It rends as
After thinking the matter over thor
oughly 1 came to the conclusion that
having nothing but ypur welfare and fu
ture happiness In mind to show you real
ly the first time since 1 havo known you
how much my love for you Is by advis
ing you not to take the step which you
will Inter regret and which will disgrace
you and make you unhappy In the fu
ture. You know that I love you as 1 never
loved a woman before. Furthermore, you
know In your heart that toward you 1
am strictly on the level, and I am will
ing to sacrifice my future happiness only
In order to do the right and square thing
by you. 1 will try to convince you that
the only reason I won't consent to take
you away Is because 1 am a man of
principle and honor and because 1 really
The letter was written on the sta
tionery of the Rellevuo-Strntford ho
tel and was mailed to Miss De Janon
at her grandfather's address In Phila
delphia. Cohen, when asked about this letter,
said that Miss De Janon soon after
the death of her mother on Dec. 2 had
spoken to him often and had unbur
dened her mind to him. She had ask.
ed his advice on many things and
seemed despondent and suffering from
melancholia. It was after the deatli
of her mother, lie alleges, that the girl
told him she would commit suicide If
lie did not go away with her. This
letter, Cohen said, lie wrote to her In
an attempt to persuade her not to take
A letter which Miss De Janon wrote
on Saturday and nddrcssed to her fa
ther, but did not mall, read as fol
Dearest Father I can't tell vou how
grieved I am to have caused you and
grandpa so much trouble I went away
because I did not want to go to that
school, nor did I want to stay In Phila
delphia, as I could not live by myself.
I persuaded Fred to go away with me.
Ho was always so kind and good to me
anil ltfnr lfnvtnt- K-r,r. nVAr m n ri , ' o
grave that he would never wrong me In
J any way and that ho would treat me as If
I were his own daughter. He has proved
himself a gentleman, for ho has kept all
1 of his promises. 1 can only speak In the
Highest terms of him, for he is a good
It Is nil nnnspnsp fnr thorn tn finv th.it
1 1 was In love with him, for I was not,
for 1 only cared for him ns a dear, good
friend. If wo are caught 1 am going to
kill myself, as 1 would not -hear to go
Please, papa, dear, take Tootsy (mean
ing her fox terrier) and always keep her
with you. He Kind and good to her and
take the best of care of her. Now, please,
grant me one livor. Please forglvo me
and try to think kindly of me; also ask
Mrs. Cohen to plenne forgive mo, as did
not realize what trouble this thing would
bring when I coaxed her husband to go
away with me. Please do not prosecute
Fred, but be thankful tp him for tha
i beautiful way he has treated your daugh
ter. It was all my fault. Goodby, dear
papa and grandpa. RODEUTA.
P. S. Don't forget Tootsy.
to take care of her," he said. "When
she would talk of suicide I always
tried to cheer her up. I do not know
what they will do with me when I
get back to Philadelphia, but I am
willing to take my chances."
Questioned as to the probable recep
tion his wife would give him, Colien
said that he would explain the case to
her. "I am sure she will understand
me anil forgive me," lie said.
TO HER CHAUFFEUR
Banker's Daughter Did Not' Ask Her
German Lutheran parsonage in Jersey
City, without asking her parents' con
sent. G. Howland Lcavltt Is a banker, who
hns a summer place called Shore Acres
at Rnyslde. His town olllco is at 52
Rroadway. Mrs. Howland was a Miss
Willets, daughter of Itobert Willets
and granddaughter of Samuel Willets,
who In his time was-reputed to be the
richest Quaker in this city.
The bride Is an attractive blonde,
twenty-live years old. Last summer
her father bought her a six cylinder
automobile nnd engnged Joseph F.
Smollen as chauffeur,
Smollen is twenty-one years old. His
mother, a widow, lives In Haysidc, and
his brother used to run n laundry In
that village. Tho inhabitants of the
village have nothing but good words
for young Smollen. At one time ho
was chauffeur for James J. Corbctt.
FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
Closing Stock Quotations.
Money on call was i per cent; time
money and mercantile paper unchanged
In rates. Closing prices of slocks were:
Amal. Copper... 87Vi Norf. & West... S
Atchison 121 Vi Northwestern ..UZhi
il. & 0 118 Penn. R. It,
Hrooklyn It. T.. Th Heading 1KH
Chea. & Ohio.... SO
Itock Island 47
C..C..C.& St. L, TO
Bt Paul 1H
U. & II , 1(3
bout hern I'ac.lJS
Krle ,,, 23 Southern Ity..,. IZH
Uen. Klectric, ItSH South. Uy. pf... Tl
111. Central...... HCVi Sugar 122
Int.-Met U Texas Pacific... SS
Ioule. & Nni-h., 117 Union Pacific.
Manhattan 137 U. 8. Bteel. ...... 7H
Missouri Pac .. 70 U. 8. Steel pf..,lJ4
N. T. Central.
177 Wut. Union 7IK
INSURGENT NEWS OFFERED.
j "Progressive" 8enators Offer Servio
by La Follelte'a Secretary.
Washington, Jnn. 11. Another turn
j,wns given to the Itcpublicnn insurgent
I fight In tho senate when Scnntor Dick
of Ohio had read at the clerk's desk
a letter sent out broadcast to editors
of Itcpublicnn and Democratic news
papers offering them a "progressives'
press service" from Washington, tr be
prepared by Colonel John J. Hnnnnn.
private secretary of Senator La Fol
lette and recommending Colonel Han
nan for the work.
Senator Dick remarked that his state
hnd been flooded with the letters. He
observed that ho would have some
thing to say later on tho Incident. Tho
letter was of formal ciiaractcr. It
simply recommended Colonel Hannan
ns one competent to give a news re
port from Washington from the "pro
gressive news point." It is .signed by.
Senators Cummins, La Follctte, Clapp
This offer of a news service specially
Revised and colored to meet tho views
ana purposes or ttic insurgents is re
garded with a good deal of amusement
by the regular Republicans.
BRITISH PREMIER'S APPEAI.
Asquith Says Free Trade and Popular
Government Are at Stake.
London, Jan. 11. Following the dis
solution of parliament by King Ed
ward. Premier Asquith Issued an ad
dress to the electors of East Fife. It
Is Interesting as showing in condensed
form the attitude of the outgoing gov
ernment. The premier says that the
house of lords lias deliberately vio
lated the constitution in order to save
the so called tariff reform scheme from
a mortal blow.
"If you care." he adds, "for free
trade, .which hns made our country
prosperous, or for popular government,
which lias made it free, now is tho
time to assert your devotion, for both
are at stake."
The address then asserts emphatic
ally that the possession of au unlimit
ed veto by a partisan upper house is
an Insuperable obstacle to popular and
democratic government. In closing it
"The limitation of the veto Is tho
first and the most urgent step to bo
taken, for it is a condition precedent to
the attainment of the great legislative
reforms which our party has at heart."
A noteworthy feature of Mr. As
quith's address is that It makes no
mention whatever of home rule for
Deposed Forester and His Enemy to
Attend Conservation Congress.
St. Paul, Jan. 11. Secretary of the.
Interior Halllnger and Glfford Pinchot
tho deposed chief forester, havo both
agreed to attend the state conservation
congress, which meets here in Marc,h.
Tho Itoosevelt Hepubllcan club has
planned n banquet and great ovation
to Mr. Pinchot
Fearing that Mr. Itallluger might be
slighted, his friends are planning n
similar greeting for the secretary of
tho Interior, and tho two factions are
lining up against each other. Louis W.
Hill, president of the Great Northern
road and a sou of James J. Hill, is of
the Italllnger faction,
Mr. Pinchot will linvo the last say nt
tho congress. Mr. Halllnger Is billed to
speak March 11 and Mr. Pinchot
BISHOPS RULE ON MARRIAGE.
Pope Gives Them New Powers In a
Decree Entitled "De Epitcopls."
Home, Jnn. 11. The publication Is
announced of a papal decree, entitled
"De Episcopls," which grants Impor
tant powers to bishops of the Roman
Catholic church throughout the world,
Including the right to settle all ques
tions relating to the marriage, of Ro
man Catholics without reference to th
' H I HI
New York's Lieutenant Gov
ernor Makes Admissions.
HANDLED A FUND OF $150,000.
Received $20;000 For His Services
as "Bag Holder" of Money to
Buy Up Fraternal Organ-
Albany, N. Y.. Jan. 11. Ity his ad
mission under oath to the state super
intendent of Insurance, Lieutenant
Coventor Horace White handled a
fund of $ 50,000 In Canadian money,
charged to have been used to purchase
control of the People's Mutual Life
Insurance association and league, a
fraternal organization. The lieutcn
aut governor received $20,000 for his
services as "bag holder" and to satis
fy "ohl obligations."
The amazing part the lieutenant
governor played in tills deal, branded
by the, state insurance department as
a tlagraut violation of the law, was
disclosed when papers containing the
itlmissIons of White and associates
were llled with the clerk or Onondaga
Superintendent of insurance Iloteh
klss has begun au action' before Coun
ty Judge Andrews of Syracuse to
block the scheme and get possession
of the assets of the company. This
action Is being prosecuted by Attorney
General Edward It. O'Malley in per
son. The attorney general will begin suits
against the lieutenant governor, the
directors of the company and other
participants to protect the interests of
the insured. ''
The testimony shows that the ad
missions by Hie lieutenant governor
and others were made reluctantly. It
was not until they were confronted
with a section of the Insurance law
j and threatened with contempt pro
VHliiig that the story of the deal was
i dually told to the ollicials of the in
i Mirnnee department. t
The deal which Lieutenant Govern
or Willie supervised was an attempt
oil the pan of John Tevis of Lexing
ton, Ky., to buy control of the insur
ance company and Its $:),000,000 of as
sets for yiiSO.OOU. The company is
no a stock organization, and in order
to get control live of the nine direct
ors resigned to lot friends of Tevis
take their phiees.
Associated with Tevis was a man
named Travers of the Farmers' Hauk
of Canada. Throe of the directors nnd
Secretary-Treasurer William H. Peck,
i President I. C. Iteed and Vice Presi
dent E. E. De iturr claimed that the
money they received was ror certain
contracts valued at about $90,000, un
der which they were entitled to re
ceive in addition to their salaries cer
! tain percentages on business done.
White in his testimony said he dis-
trlbuted the money among tho olllcers
: nnd directors of the company as fol
I lows: President Irani C. Reed, 15,000;
Secretary and Treasurer Wlllard H.
Peck, $31,500; Dr. E. O. Klnnc, $30,
000, of which he paid $5,000 to J. E. P.
Santee;'E. E. Debarr, $13,500; Charles
F. Wnyte, $10,000; Slnyter Laycox,
White said that on Dec. 20 William
It. Travers, general manager of the
'Farmers' bank of Toronto, came here
with $150,000 in n satchel. Travers
said that tills money was to be put to
White's credit In a Syracuse bank by
i .Mr. Tevis.
"Mr. Tevis stated," said White, "that
he expected to purchase certain con
tracts of ttio People's Mutual and that
lie wanted ttio First National bank or
me to be disbursing otllcer.
"Peck, Tevis nnd I sat down togeth
er In the olllce of the bank, mid Mr.
Tevis said in substance;
" 'As you know, I would like to placo
to your credit $150,000 and that I linvo
arranged witli Mr. Peck to purchase
certain contracts belonging to him and
his associates, and wo want to put the
contracts In your hands, also linvo you
exchange, paying them certain moneys
nnd giving us the contracts.' "
"Who gnve you Instructions as to
disbursing tho moneyY"
"Peck told me how to disburse $100,-
000 of it."
"And did you' draw checks there?"
"I drew cheeks there to the amount
"To whom did you disburse tho oth
er $50,000 that waB in your account as
trustee V White was asked.
"I gave W. II. Peck a check of $10,
000; 1 gave myself a check amounting
to $20,000; I gave a check to tho First
National bank of Syracuso for $5,000;
1 gave a chock to Tevis for $10,000,
and there remains in tho fund $5,000."
"For what was the $10,000 paid out
of tho $50,000 to Pcckr
"My impression is from conversa
tions I beard that this sum was paid
to I'cck to secure his services for th
future la some enterprise or capacity."
YOUNG MOORE DIES IN RESORT
Heart Disease the Cause, Chicago Cor
Chicago, Jnn. 11. Nathaniel Ford
Moore, twenty-six years old, son of
James Hobart Alooro, who, with liln
brother, W. II. Moore, controls the
Rock Island railroad, died suddenly In
a notorious resort here.
The death was followed by ugly ru
mors of foul play, but the postmortem
examination showed, according to the
toroner, thnt Moore died of heart dis
ease. No traces of drugs or poison or
any marks of externnl violence were
At the inquest Vic Shaw described
how Moore and "Rig FItz," a saloon
keeper, camo to the placo and remain
ed there, drinking champagne. She
testified that on one occasion young
Moore's bill amounted to $1,500. She
said that ho gave her a check on the
First National bank of New York for
that amount She also swore that
Moore had given her checks on many
"Moore had been coming to my place
at times for two or three yean;," tho
BOSTON IS VOTING TODAY,
Four Cornered Mayoralty Election Bit
terest of Contests.
Boston, Jan. 11. The election today
marks the end of the bitterest nolltlcal
campaign ever waged In this city, and
me outcome or the mayoralty tight Is
Of tho four candidates anxious to bo
tlie first mayor under the new chnrter,
which means a term of four years,
JAMES J. STOItltOW.
only two, James .1. Storrow and for
mer Mayor John F. Fitzgerald, stand
any chance of election.
Mayor Hilibard has been unable be
cause of Illness to make a vigorous
campaign, but he Is receiving a much
larger vote than his enemies believed
possible. Nathaniel II. Taylor, the
"square deal" candidate, will probably
receive less than 5,000 votes.
Storrow. who resigned from tho pres
idency of the chamber of commerce to
enter the campaign, is a man of great
wealth and tho standard bearer for the
so called "uplift" forces.
Fitzgerald, nicknamed the "Little
General," lias been on the defensive
practically all the time. He has plead
ed for re-election to free himself of the
stigma which attached itself to his ad
ministration through exposure of graft
among some of thesubordinates in city
Never before has so much money
been wagered on an election in this
stnte. In most of the brokers' otiiccs
there has been considerable betting
done, and a conservative estimate
places the amount al stake at $250,-
EARLY DECLARED A LEPER.
Committee of Experts Says Soldier
Was Properly Quarantined.
New York, Jan. 11. Ry u special
committee of live, appointed by the So
ciety of Medical Jurisprudence to in
vestigate tho case of John R. Early,
tlie United States soldier who was
long held a quarantined prisoner by
the authorities at Washington ns u
leper. Early has been adjudged a
The committee, which consists of
three physicians nnd two lawyers,
says In its report:
The medical members of tho committee
found John It. Karly to be a lepv he
cause of the demonstration' of Dr. Henry
Kreuder of the bacilli of leprosy In prep
arations mado from his skin nnd which
have been Uleutttled and continued by
Drs. Dietrich, Fordyce, Whltehouso and
The legal members of the committee
In view of tho foregoing findings by the
medical members of tho committee and
of the record and exhibits herewith pre
sented find that the action taken with
reference to John II. Karly by the au
thorities at Washington was within the
provisions ot the Interstate quarantine
regulations of the United States making
leprosy a quarantlnable disease.
Requiem Mass For 8atolli.
Now York, Jan. 11. A requiem mass
was celebrated this morning in St.
Patrick's cathedral for the late Car
dinal Francesco Satolll, Archbishop
Farley officiated, and many of tbt
clergy ot New York were present.
President Taft's Measure
Introduced In Congress.
ENLARGES BOARD'S POWERS.
Framed to Cure Defects Discovered.
Under Operation of Interstate
Commerce Law and Secure
Washington, Jan. 11. The adminis
tration's bill amending the Interstate
commerce law was introduced in the
house by Representative Townsend or
Michigan and in the senate by Senator
Elklns. The measure in its main
outlines follows the recommendations
In the president's message.
"Tho bill is framed to cure defects
discovered under the operation of the
interstate commerce law and to make
more effective the attempt to secure
justice between carriers and their pa
trons under the law," said Mr. Town
send, discussing bis bill. "The car
riers will not observe the old common
law, which declares that common car
riers must Impose only just and rea
sonable charges and regulations with
out additional legislation. That has
been conclusively settled by experi
ence. "Lately the carrier has seen tit to
contest practically every order made
by tho commission, and cases havo
been taken into various federal courts.
Judges of these courts, being unfa
miliar with this class of cases and
having besides much other work on
hand, have not been able to dispose
of commerce cases as expeditiously as
tho needs of the country demanded.
Furthermore, the decisions rendered
by these courts have not had that
uniformity which the importance ot
tlie cases required.
"It Is thought that a 'special court
should be established -to have exclu
sive original jurisdiction over matters
growing out of orders of tho commis
sion. This court is to bo composed of
five, circuit judges who shall servo by
assignment of the chief justice for a
term of live years, but no two of the
judges' terms will expire at the same
time, and thus Under all circumstances
four of the judges will have had sqv--oral
years' experience with these tech
"Provision Is made for the prosecu
tion and defense of all matters taken
Into the commerce court by the de
partment of justice. For this purpose
it Is proposed to appoint an assistant
to the attorney general, who shall
have special charge of such cases.
"Under existing conditions economy
of operation, similar treatment to all
parts of the country and prompt nnd
effectual service can be better secured
under proper arrangements between
carriers. To protect the people against
improper agreements they must be
made public and must be tiled with
the commission nnd subject to the
same rules and regulations as to Just
ness and reasonableness as are rates
and other recognized regulations.
"Tlie bill provides that classltlcntlons
of freight shall be subject to the same
rules nnd regulations ns to justness
and reasonableness that individual nnd
Joint rates are now."
CITY OFFICIAL A SUICIDE.
He Was a Pioneer In Asbury Park and
President of the Excise Board.
Asbury Park, N. J.. Jan. 11. George
W. Thompson, president of the city
excise board and a well known resi
dent of this city for n quarter of a
century, committed suicide by shoot
ing himself In tho head at his home.
The act Is believed to have! been caus
ed by worry over his son'; recent
elopement and marriage with a maid
to "Queen Titanla IX.," whom ho met
while acting ns one of the ollicials
during last summer's baby pnrnde.
Mr. Thompson opposed tho mnrrlnge.
Mr. Thompson was one of the pio
neer residents pf Asbury Park, coming
hero when the placo was hardly more
than a vlllnge. His mother, a wealthy
Philadelphia woman, bought consider
able land linro in 1S74.
PLOT TO KILL KING MANUEL.
Forty Portuguese Republicans Arrest
ed In Lisbon.
Lisbon, Jnn. 11. The pollco of this
city have unearthed a republican plot
against tho life of King Manuel. For
ty arrests have been made, including
a number of persons who are believed
to hnve been Impllcntt-d in the mur
der of the late King Carlos of Portu
gal. As a result of the rcvclatlonsthe
gnrrlfton at tho palace has been.
;t4Mheued, and the greatest ylgl-
. ill exercised.