The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, February 11, 1910, Image 1

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67th YEAR.
NO. 12
Identity of All Whom Gon
gers Bribed to Come Out.
James W. Osborne, Counsel For
Accusing Senator, Declares That
Bridge Companies Raised
Corruption Fund.
Albany, X. Y Feb. 10. It is posi
tively stated that the efforts of Repub
lican senate leaders to Ueep secret tlie
names of tlie legislators who got $5,
000 of the Conner bribe fund will
prove futile and that even if Scnntor
Bonn Conger or Hiram G. Jloe arc not
asked for the names while they are
on the witness stand they will be
made known nevertheless. Two of the
alleged receivers of bribes are assem
blymen now dead.
Until today It was generally sup
posed that the $4,000 envelope was
handed to a very prominent member
of the assembly, but it now appears
that lie got one of the $1,000 envelopes
and Senator Allds the other, while the
He Is Chief Counsel For Con
ger In Senate Bribery Inquiry.
$4,000 envelope went to nn individual
an assemblyman, who divided it among
some of his colleagues. It Is also Inti
mated that besides this $0,000 there
wns another $1,000 involved in this
transaction nnd that members of the
assembly were not the only ones who
participated in the distribution.
Hiram G. Moe, the ngent of the
Conger brothers in the bribing of
Senator Allds, continued on the wit
ness stand under the cross examina
tion of Martin W. Littleton of counsel
for Senator Allds.
Mr Littleton went sharply nt the
witness as to the extent of his knowl
edge that Allds nnd the two other
assemblymen were bribed by the Con
ner $0,000 fund.
Mr. Littleton asked him if he
thought he was doing an honest act
when he lugged a boodle fund to Al
bany to bribe legislators. Mr. Moe
uld It never occurred to him that he
was a party to nny bribery proceed
ing. He brought the money to Henn
Conger's room on the morning of April
23, 1001, and at the lutter's direction,
witness said, he put money in three
envelopes first the $4,000 parcel, then
the two envelopes containing $1,000
"And yon mean to say that you
tucked these envelopes carefully In
your pocket nnd went to the capltol
with Henn Conger, not knowing the
purpose for which this money was to
be paid?" asked Mr. Littleton.
Mr, Moe professed that he did not
"Didn't It ever occur to you or your
conscience when you were handing
out $0,000 what the jnouey wns for?"
insisted Mr. Littleton.
Mr. Moe said:
"I wondered."
Mr. Littleton had Moe describe hU
visit to the capltol with Henn Conger
on the eventful morning the legislative
session of 1001 wound up. Mr. Moe
told of going to the nssenibly entrance
nnd handing the $4,000 envelope to
the member designated on the envel
ope; then going to the corridor front
ing the assembly room with the second
envelopo nnd Anally belug Introduced
to Senator Allds by Senator Conger
nnd of the trio proceeding around the
jissemhly corridor to the ways nnd
means epinmitteo room.
During Moe's recital of his distribu
tion of the three envelopes tho Identity
of the member alleged to hnvu been
given the second $1,000 envelope wan
nearly revealed. Mr. Osborno lnter
oosed an objection iu time to prevent
Mon from giving that nwny, nun
wns not followed up.
Moo said he never knew that the
$0,000 of the $0,500 Frank Conger had
sent down for Henn to have distribut
ed in the assembly wns for bribery
purposes until Henn told Moc that was
the purpose while Moe and Henn were
on their way home to Groton.
Asked If It was the bridge compa
nies' money or Frank Conger's money
tha Moo took to Albany, witness said
he wasn't sure, but thought It was
the bridge companies'.
"Isn't it n fact," asked Mr. Llttle
nn "that th bridge comoanles mot In
Syracuse In 1001 and raised n corrup
tion fund?"
Mr. Osborne jumped up and object
ed, but Mr. Moo had already an
swered: ."1 uever heard of it in my life."
Mr. Osborne then said. "I think I
would be prepared to concede that a
corruption fund was raised." lie ad
mitted that the bridge companies had
raised a corruption fund, but said it
was raised at Syracuse in 1003 and not
in 1001.
"Yon mean that Senator Conger's
companies raised the corruption fund?"
continued Mr. Littleton.
"Oh, I will give you tlie names of
all of them in It if you wnnt me to,"
replied Mr. Osborne. ,
New Jersey Judge Charges Hudson
County Grand Jury on Conspiracy.
Jersey City, . J.. Feb. 10. Supreme
Court Justice Francis .7. Swayze charg
ed the Hudson county grand Jury re
garding the law of conspiracy ns af
fecting packers, railroads and cold
storage companies In their reputed
regulation of food prlees.
The Judge outlined the meaning ot
conspiracy and told of laws bearing
upon conspiracy to create high prices
of necessities. He continued:
"If the evidence renders it probable
that the object of accumulating food
stuffs and holding in cold storage was' j,ient Kelr Hardie. tlie Labor member
merely to enhance the price to public I of parliament for Merthyr-Tydlll, re
injury an Indictment would be proper, ferring lo the speculations in the
J he gist or the crime or conspiracy
is the combination; it Is the illegal
agreement that constitutes the crime,
but it has been decided that an indict
ment can be found in this state when
the conspiracy Is found (n anotho"
state If it can be proved that nn overt
act wns done here by some of the con
spirntors." Prosecutor Pierre Garvin summoned
mnny cold storage men before the
grand Jury, nnd it is reported that' In
dictments will be found.
Court Appoints Referee to Take Testi
mony on His Removal.
Nyack, N. Y., Feb. 10. Supreme
Court Justice A. S. Tompkins has
handed down his decision denying the
application made by the attorneys for
Harry K. Thaw for Thaw's discharge
from custody.
The second part of the motion made
by Thaw's nttorneys was to have him
removed from Mattenwnu to some
other hospital on thu ground that
Matteawan asylum is not a proper
place for his delusions. It is chnrged
that Thaw does not have proper treat
ment by the olllcers in charge of that
institution and that his health Is Im
paired by his confinement there. These
charges, says Justice Tompkins, should
be carefully investigated, and he ap
joints William Van Anice of Orange
county as referee to take testimony
and report to the court.
Former Stage Dancer Was Noted For
Her Beauty and Grace.
New York, Feb. 10. Amcliu Glover,
tho dancer, who was famous tweuty
years ago for her beauty and grace,
died at the home of her Bister, Mrs. II.
A. Ludlam, in this city.
For years Miss Glover wns ono of
the stars of John Hussell's comedians,
an organization that was as celebrated
as Hoyt's companies or the various
llnrrigan productions. Miss Glover
worked as a member of the Kusaell
aggregation with such well known
stage folk as William Collier, May
Irwin, Dan Dirty, Theresa Vaughn,
David Wnrfleld. Ignncio Mnrtlnelll,
Joseph C. Miron, Nat Goodwin and
Kate Castleton.
Some of the shows that Miss Glover
appeared In were "The City Directo
ry," "About Town," "Natural Gas" and
"We, Us & Co."
Not Clear That 8ho Fomented Trouble
Amonn fitriklnn Shirt Waist Girls.
New York. Feb. 10. Tlie ense oH
Mfss Inez Mllhollaud, the Vassar law
student, who was arrested by Captain
Domlnlck Henry on the charge of in
citing disorder among striking shirt
waist making girls, was dismissed by
Magistrate Hcrrman In the Tombs
court on, motion of District Attorney
Mr. Whitman said the testimony
ngnluNt Miss Mllhollaud was not suf
ficiently strong to warrant placing her
on trial.
Rritkh Premier Horinc tn
Take the Helm Again.
He Assures Redmond That Licens
ing Clause In Budget Affect
ing Ireland Will Be
Loudon, Feb. 10. At the conclusion
of the cabinet meeting today l'rime
Minister Herbert Asqulth went to
Hrightou for nn audience with King
It Is reported that Mr. Asqulth has
decided to again take olilec as pre
mier and is coulldent of being nble to
carry out his program in the house of
As a result of the elections the Lib
erals In the new parliament will have
a majority of six over the Unionists, a
majority of forty-six iu the event that
the Labor members co-operate and a
majority of 128 when the Irish Na
tionalists vote with them.
John Hedmoud, the Irish leader, has
been assured by the premier that the
licensing clauses of the budget which
affected Ireland will be modified In
the new finance bill.
The Labor conference, at which the
parliamentary committee of the Trades
Union congress, the General Federa
tion of Trades Unions and the Labor '
party are represented, resumed its i
session at Newport, in Monmouth
In the course of his address as pros
newspapers In regard to the policy of
the Labor party In the new parlla
ment, said that nt all costs the party
must maintain complete freedom of
action both in the house of. commons'
and in' the constituencies.
The treatmenftmeted out by the Lib
erals to'-,thu Laborltc candldnten dur
ing the elections, snld Mr. Hardie.
was not of a Sind to predispose tlie
Lnborites 'toward any friendly rela
tions with the new governmeut. The
nntlhouse of lords policy of the Liber
als, as far ns It had been disclosed,
continued Mr. Hardie, did not Inspire
the Lnborites with overmuch confi
dence in their intentions.
The policy of the Labor party to
ward the house of lords, declared Mr.
Hardie, was set forth on June 10, 1007,
by a resolution inviting the house of
commons to sweep the house of lords
into oblivion. For that reason, he con
tinued, the Lnborites have only an
academic interest in the difference of
opinion disclosed by the Lnborites as
to whether the second chamber should
lx elective or should continue to be
Irish Nationalists Exclude O'Brien and
Healy From the Party.
Dublin, Feb. 10. At n private meet
ing here attended by sixty of the new
ly elected Nationalist members of par
liament John Itedmond wns re-elected
chairman of the Irish party in the
house of commons.
Tho olllcinl report of the meeting
coutnlus no mention of the party's
prospective relations with the govern
ment, but gives the text of a resolu
tion, which has the effect of excluding
Messrs. O'Hrlen nnd Healy and their
followers from the party unless they
are admitted by a subsequent resolu
Moret Cabinet Resigns King Tells
Pope Concordat Must Be Changed.
Madrid, Feb. 10. The cabinet, which
was organized on Oct. 21, with Senor
Moret y Prendergnst, the Llberul
leader, as premier, has resigned, caus
ing a serious crisis. King Alfonso Is
consulting leading politicians in re
gard to tho situation.
Dllllcultles have arisen between the
crown and tho Vatican. The govern
ment Is supporting' the crown in re
gard to n modification of tho concordut.
Till, luitlil ri.f'i.ntlv fli.lf1rnu.enri o vintf.
- f - ' - --.. ..l. uw.w
to King Alfonso through tho nuncio
at Madrid, with a view to preventing
tho status of the relations between
Spain and the Vatican being in any
way annulled.
In reply to this King Alfonso said
that a modification of tho concordat
was possible at thu present time and
that as a constitutional monarch he
had to bow to the wishes of his people
as expressed by the government.
Second Operation on General Wood.
Baltimore, Feb. 10, A second opera
tion has been performed on General
Leonard Wood at the Johns nopklns
hospital, aud he is reported to be
'lulnir well.
Judiciary Committees of Senate and
House Deny Jurisdiction.
Washington, Feb. 10. The Judlcliiry
committees of the senate and the
house of representatives, acting sepa
rately, reached the conclusion by unan
imous vote in each Instance that the
supremo court of the district of Co
lumbia, acting through Justice Daniel
Thew Wright, exceeded Its Jurisdic
tion in summoning the members of
the joint committee on printing to ap
pear and show cause why a writ of
mandamus should not issue requiring
that committee to award a contract
for supplying paper for the gowrn
inent printing ofllce to the Valley Pa
per company of Holyoke, Mass.
The case is unusual, and congress Is
anxious to have the Issue settled.
The court's action grew out of the
receut award, of contracts by the
Joint printing committee for supplying
paper to the government printing of
fice. The Valley Paper company of
Holyoke wns the lowest bidder, but
the joint committee declared that the
bid was Informal and throw It out.
Thereupon the Arm got from Justice
Wright a writ of mandamus to com
pel the committee to make the award.
Gifts Aggregating $350,000 to Charl- j
tics In the South.
Galveston, Tex., Feb. 10. Scattering
money in every direction where the
recipients are deserving, Mrs. Itussell
Sage and a party nre now speeding
through Texas on their way to the Pa
cific coast.
In the last week she has distributed ,
more than $.150,000 In various towns '
In the south. She gave $75,000 to the I
hospital at Kl Paso, Tex.; $45,000 to !
She Lavishes $350,000 In Gifts
to Charities In the South.
charities in New Orleans, J20.000 to
nn orphan asylum in Uvalde county,
Tex., nnd $25,000 to n tuberculosis
sanitarium nt Hracketsvllle, Tex.
At Del Hio, the Home For Homeless
Children is richer by 515,000, the sanl
tnrium nt Boerne has received $10,000,
and Pecos has been given $15,000 for
it hospital for consumptives.
All along the route welcome pres
ents have been distributed, although
the amounts in most cases are not so
large. More than a score of charitable
societies have experienced the wealthy
widow's beneficence, nnd very many
small organizations have been enrich
ened by gifts of from $500 to $5,000.
Iu the party besides Mrs. Sago are
Major Slocum and his wife. They nre
traveling in the private car Convoy
via the southern route to California.
Senate Promptly Passes Bill to Retire
Him With That Rank.
Washington, Feb. 10. The senate by
unanimous vote and without debate
passed the bill Introduced by Senator
Hale to promote Hobert K. Peary, the
explorer, to the grade of rear admiral
of tho navy nnd place him on the re
tired list.
Tho advancement will place Com
mander Peary In the list of senior ad
mirals, niftl he will receive $0,000 a
year lit pay. President Tnft stands
ready to approve the bill. It has al
ready been approved by Secretary
Deposed Sultan In a Straltjacket to
Prevent Suicide.
Constantinople, Feb. 10. Abdul Ha
mid, the deposed sultan, who Is a
prisoner In a villa at Salonika, was
seized with a violent paroxysm of
frenzy nnd attempted to strangle him
self with n silk handkerchief.
He was finally subdued after a se
vere struggle, during which he knock
down one servant who tried to
ulet him and bit the finger of an
other. It wns necessary to place him
In a straltjacket In order to prevent
hi in from taking his life.
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Disnop Cranston Challenges :
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ArPnnKnnn Ffir rrfinf I
aiuiuiaiiup iui num.
Says It Is Hard Task to Justify
Pope's Action In Refusing to
Receive Former Vice Presi
dent Fairbanks.
Washington, Feb. 10. In a vigorous
Interview here the Itight Hev. Karl
Cranston, bishop of the Methodist
F.plscopal church, takes Issue with
statements made by Archbishop Ire
land growing out of the refusal of the
pope to grant an audience to former
Vice President Chnrles W. Fairbanks.
He denies emphatically some of the
archbishop's statements with refer
ence to it he work of tho Methodist
Kplscopal church In Home.
"I have read what Archbishop Ire
land had to say of the Fairbanks Inci
dent," snld Hlshop Cranston, "and he
is doubtless the best man who could
have been put forward to save the
pope's face In this country. If he had
been pope at Home he would probably
have managed better than the present
"In his attempt to square the beha
vior of the pontiff with American
Ideas of religious tolerance the arch
bishop has a hard task, but he ought
to know that to say 'You're another' j
and to start east with doubled lists lsj
not the dignified way to go about it. 1
It will not sntlsfy fair minded Amerl-1
cans to say that Mr. Fairbanks was to
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tics on Sunday and therefore could
not be received by the pope on Mon-
day. for, the archbishop's word to the
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contrary notwithstanding, we have an
American congregation ns well ns an
Italian In Home, aud Mr. Fairbanks
i .i i ... .iu.,, u VUIIIIIIIUI .Ft alitor'
car hi their ow.i niaee of -oi .!.
both parties having a standing which'
the pope did not give nnd cannot tnke
away. Kven had they been a dlsrepu-i
table lot to whom Mr. Fairbanks
sjioke, the precedents of the Vatican
do not Indicate that high moral tests
nrn invariably applied to persons who
nre granted audience at the Vatican.
Mr. Fairbanks both taught and exem-1
pllfled true Catholicity.
"Nor will It do to say that for the
pontiff to have received the distin
guished American under the circum
stances even as they are narrated by
the archbishop would have meant an
Indorsement of the 'pernicious' propa
ganda of that 'Methodist association.'
"Millions of Americans firmly be
lieve that the Roiimn hierarchy has
used not merely 'pernicious,' but cruel
and pitiless, ways of making and hold
ing proselytes, but what American
ever dreamed that when a president
of the republic received nn archbishop,
a cardinal or even a papal legate In
audience that he was thereby sanc
tioning the teaching or preaching or
methods of the papal prognuda or
giving countenance, say, to the claims
of the papacy, which conlllct with the
kingdom of Italy, or to the pope's con
tention with France?
"If the archbishop's reasoning Is
valid, diplomacy must at once ex
clude many people who have been fre
quent callers at the White nouse lest
offense be given to friendly nations.
"Hut the Vatican sends out a new
explanation. The pope ennnot receive
any one, however distinguished, who
docs not while in Home behave ns a
Catholic. That Is consistent. In words
nt least, as Home understands them.
And the pontiff Is said to regret Soth
Low's too early backsliding In speak
ing to a Protestant nssenibly after be
ing received. Could he have been
properly advised?"
Discussing Archbishop Ireland's
charge that the methods of tho Meth
odists In carrying on the work In
Home nre "dishonorable." Hlshop
Cranston said:
"I challenge him to give specific
data. Wo will agree to match every
specification with counter evldenco to
show that Home does not know the
meaning of the word the archbishop
has so glibly used when proselyting
methods are fairly compared. Tho
short of It all is that tho Methodist
Kplscopal church has dared Invade
papal countries with Protestant Ideas."
With reference to the allegation that
Methodist Italian literature la full of
misrepresentations, Hlshop Cranston
said that tho Methodist board of for
eign missions would not put out a
false representation of any system.
Naval Officer In Divorce Suit.
New York, Feb, 10. Supreme Court
Justice McCnll has granted a divorce
to William Guy Peck, a Wall street
broker, from Bessie Cannon Peck on
the ground of her misconduct with a
naval olllcer Iu Washington.
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fhat Millionaire Swope Was
led by Poison.
:lty. Mo., Feb. 10.-Dr. Hen-
Pett GVSujHydo ims been held respon-
the dean, of Thomas n.
SwP- T1,e coroner's Jury took thin
nctlon, declaring In a verdict that the
. Ilim,0.mlrc nhl,nnt,ir(m,st t.ame
to his death as the result of strychnine
administered under the orders of Dr.
Whether death was caused with fe
lonious intent the Jury did not attempt
to determine. Its work consisted of
telling the manner of death. Virgil
Conkling, county prosecutor, refuses
to tell his plans. It rests with him
whether there shall be an arrest.
Three persons who would have shar
ed In the distribution of Colonel
Swope's estate, estimated at $0,000.
000, have died, and Illness has at
tacked six others.
Those who died were Colonel Thom
as Swope, Jumes M. Iluuton, a cousin,
and Crlsman Swope, a nephew. Those
who were ill of typhoid were Marga
ret Swope, a niece: Lucy Swope, a
niece; Mrs. Margaret Swope, a sister-in-law;
Stuart S. Fleming, a nephew;
Sarah Swope, a niece; Miss Dixon, a
English Beauty Leaves Husband For
Lieutenant In Life Guards.
London, Feb. 10. The wife of Baron
Arnold de Forest has eloped with
Lieutenant II. C. S. Ashton of the
Life guards. It is said that the elop
ers hurried to Gibraltar, boarded a
steamer and are now on their way to
New York.
Ashton Is a noted horseman, popular
in tlie Kuglish army set. The baron
and baroness were married Feb. 11,
11)0-1. She Is the only daughter of th
second Harou Gerard and a goddaugh
ter of the late Lady Uosebery. Before
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marriage she gained a reputation as nn
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equestrienne, was devoted to sports
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aml' "V"8 ' ' I acco,np,IsI,cd'
w"8 a 'avorAlto lll , , ,
Maurice Arnold, baron de Forest, la
thirty-one years old, two years the
senior of the baroness. He wns adopt
ed by the late Baron Hlrsch, his moth-
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can. When ar.tyiiiirsL'ti uiea tx
ForestSvas created, a 'lTemlitairy baron
of the Austrian empire by Emperor
Francis Joseph.
Tenants of Upper Floors of Bank
Building Penned In by Fire,
Williamsport. I'a., Feb. 10. Three
lives wore lost aud three buildings In
the business part of Jersey Shore,
fourteen miles from here, were de
stroyed by tire, with a property loss
of $50,000.
The dead are A. L. Dravenstadt,
Williamsport; Mrs. A. L. Dravenstadt
and the Infant son of Mr. and Mrs.
Hlchnrd O'Connor of Jersey Shore.
Mrs. John Sterner, who received a
fractured skull, Is not expected to live.
She and her husband occupied apart
ments iu tlie building of the National
bank of Jersey Shore, and the fire
originated In a hallway on the second
tloor. Tenants of the upper tloors were
hemmed In by flames.
Has Advantage Over Sam Lang-
ford In a Rough Fight.
Los Angeles, Cal., Feb, 10. Sam
Langford failed to stop Jim Vlynn In
a grueling ten round tight .t Nand
Junction, near here, and Flynn would
have received a decision If one had
been permitted.
The light bristled with foul work.
Both men butted with their heads and
wrestled In and out of clinches. Lang
ford landed ninny heavy blows on the
white man's head, but he could not
score a knockdown, and before the
battle was half over Flyuu had the
Boston negro on the defensive.
Iu the second round Flyuu butted
Langford over the left eye and opened
a deep cut. At the end of the seventh
and ninth rounds Langford wns pinned
against the ropes Iu his own corner
and was hanging on to save himself.
Flynn's best work was doue at close
quarters with body punches, and at
the sound of the final gong he had an
Langford says he received a rough
deal from the referee, who failed to
recognize Flynn's fouling.
Daughter of Russian Ex Minister
Makes Good at St. Petersburg Blaze.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 10. The sonie
what eccentric daughter of M. Errno
leva, cx-mlnlster of agriculture, has
Joined the city lire brigade to get ex-
i perlence that will ennble her to form
a ilro corps of women.
She has Just proved her mettle by
working alongside the firemen, wear
ing a fireman's uniform, engaged la
quenching a fire.
She scaled a ladder with agility,
mounted to tho roof of the burning
building and worked hard.
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