The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, February 18, 1910, Image 1

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NO. 14
Senator Says Assemblymen
Shared Bribes.
Appoints Special Commission to In
vestigate Frauds In Purchase
of Adirondack Forest Lands
by New York State.
Albany, N. Y., Feb. 17. Continuing
Ills testimony before tlie somite here
In connection with iiis charges of brib
ery against Senator Jothtim I'. Allds,
Senator Beuu Conger testilleil to the
uame of n second assemblyman to
whom one of the :hree boodle envel
opes distributed by Hiram O. Moe was
Blven. It was that of the late Jean
I. Burnett, who entered the assembly
from Ontario county in 18!)! and serv
ed successively until he died during
the session In February, HHJ7.
Mr. Burnett had become one of the
most influential members of the house
presided over by the late Speaker S.
Fred Nixon and was chairman of the
nssembly cities committee when lie
died. At the time of the bribery Mr.
Burnett was chairman of the assembly
general lnws committee.
In discussing the history of the
bridge legislation of 1001 Senator Con
ger brought hi the names of former
Assemblyman Louis Bedell of Orange
county, who was a member of the as
sembly committee on rules at that
Umc, and the names of several mem
bers of the Internal affairs committee,
but there was no suggestion of the
use of money by Seuator Conger in
this connection.
Governor Ifughes added to the inter
est in the Allds trial by appointing
two special commissioners to investi
gate frauds in the purchase of Adiron
dack forest lands by the state. For
u number of years Senator Allds was
employed by the state land purchas
ing board examining Miles to this land.
This Investigation-was. decided upon
at a conference .between Speaker'
lumen W. Wadsworth of the nssembly
and Governor Hughes nnd was Urged
by Speaker Wadsworth.
To odd .to this situation Timothy I,.
"Woodruff, chairman of the Republican
utate committee, put in an appearance
in Albany for the first time since he
succeeded In accomplishing the elec
tion of Senator Allds as majority lead
er when the legislature convened ou
Jan. 5, Mr. Woodruff wants every
body Investigated. He gave out the
following interview:
"There is no difference of opinion
among Republicans regarding the
present investigation or any other that
may be properly proposed and insti
tuted. 1 voice the sentiment of the
Republican organization of the state
when I say that I nm unqualifiedly lu
favor of the most searching and ex
haustive Investigation of any charge
of corruption emanating from u re
sponsible source made against uny
member of the legislature or public
officer and the severest punishment
which can be meted out to fit the un
pardonable crime of official dishonesty.
"As far us the governor's Investiga
tion of the affairs nnd operations of
the hind purchasing board, of which 1
was chairman for six years when it
was railed the forest preserve board.
1 nm delighted In view of recent Insin
uations that the Investigation has been
Lewis K. Carr, counsel for Senator
Allds, put Senator Conger through u
Hharp cross examination ns to the ac
tion of the assembly internal affairs
committee on the Malby-Stevens bill
aimed at the bridge interests. He
brought out that the bills were nmend--d
so uh to provide that they should
not apply to the construction of
bridges costing less than $10,000. The
hill originally provided that where a
bridge was to cost more than $2,000
the question should be voted upon by
the taxpayers. Then the assembly In
ternal affairs committee amended the
bill by providing thnt tho people
should vote on all bridge expenditures
of over 500. It was here that the
bridge Interests made their Influence
felt und changed the limitation to
$10,000, thus rendering the bill use
less. Mr. Ciirr had asked Senator Con
ger who suggested the $10,000 amend
ment, asking the witness If he could
"It was the late Assemblyman Jean
Burnett, then a member of the Inter
nal affairs committee. He was one of
the men who got the cnveloiws thnt
Moe gave out. He came to me lu the
nssembly lobby and agreed to extend
the amount from $,000 to $10,000."
"Were you approached by any one
else on the suhjeet of ameudlng these
"Yes; by Asseniblyuiau Iuls Be
dell. He made suggestions on the
name line as those made by Burnett to
amend the bridge bills so us to make
them satisfactory to the bridge Inter-
Former New York Republican ) i
Chairman Named In Allds Inquiry.
Colonel George W. Dunn, who was
chairman of the Republican state com
mittee In 1002 nnd who, according to
charges made by Senator Conger, re
ceived a fat contribution for his par
ty from the bridge companies, is very
indignant at being brought Into the
case. He snld:
"As chairman of the committee I
received thousands of contributions,
nnd I could not say if the bridge com
panies added to our campaign funds,
nor could I deny It."
Colonel Dunn added that he had
ninmiMi n vacation trio to Texas and
that he was now tempted to give it
up, 'as his enemies might say lie was
running away. "I'd rather stay here
and fuce the music if there's any to
face." he declared.
When he heard of the testimony of
Senator Conger In regard to him ex
Assemblyman Louis Bedell of Goshen
"Senator Conger lied. I know noth
ing of the transaction. Except that I
have taken the trouble to refresh my
memory 1 did not even know what
tho bill in question was, und the only
connection I had with it was to vote
for It,
"I am going to Albany to confront
Senator Conger. I shall also seek an
opportunity to testify.
"My opinion is that the legislature
should drop all other business nnd go
to the bottom of this whole thing, let
the Inquiry hurt whom it may."
Jtrtey Cold Storage Probe Reaches In
New Direction.
Jersey City, N. J., Feb. 17. Dr.
George E. McLaughlin, a bacteriolo
gist, was n witness before the Hudson
county (N. J.) grand Jury here as an
expert for the state at theeontlnua
tion of Prosecutor Pierre G. Garven'H
cold storage investigation. He gave
testimony ns to thp results of analyses
of cold storage products tending to
show that bacteria Injurious to health
develop after foodstuffs are subjected
to a freshening up process before they
are placed on the market.
Prosecutor Garven announced that
Assistant Prosecutor of the Pleas
George T. Vlckers nnd Dr. McLaugh
lin will go to Washington to confer
with Dr. Wiley us to the results of
Dr. McLaughlin's investigations. The
prosecutor says that If It can be dem
onstrated thnt microbes found In cold
storage foodstuffs nro detrimental to
public health then the state can step
lu and take notion to put a stop to the
storing of meat, fish, eggs and other
things for long periods of time.
Other witnesses who were called be
fore tho grand Jury were Richard
Dunn nnd J. M. Kline, managers of
Armour & Co.'s plants; E. IL Com
ber, manager for Swift & Co. In Day
onne; Thomas Nolan, an Independent
dealer; John M. Cosgrove, manager
for the Merchants' Refrigerating com
pany, and Fred Kratz, a member of
the New York nnd Nev Jersey Live
Stock exchange.
He Will Be Received In Military Order
of Foreign Wars on March 15.
New York, Feb. 17. Tho New York
commanuery or me .unitary uruer or
Foreign Wars of the United States
will hold a reception here lu honor of
President Tnft on March 15, when the
Insignia of the order will bo present
ed to the president nt the receptiou.
The order is made up of veterans
and descendants of veterans of one or
more of the five foreign wars lu which
the United States has cuguged. The
order has 2,000 members, and on Its
rolls nre the names of Presidents Hur-1
rlson, Cleveland nnd Roosevelt
No Russo-American Chamber.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 17. The proj
ret for the establishment of a Russo
American chamber of commerce here
bus been abandoned owing to lack of
American support.
Catholics Declare It a Men
ace to Civilization.
Washington University Professor
Says Socialism Walks Hand In
Hand With Atheism nnd
Arrays Capital and labor.
New York, Feb. 17. "Socialism Is a
menace to our civilization. Philo
sophical evils arise from Its propagan
da. It crops up under various guises.
It walks arm In arm down along one
block with atheism and bobs up witli
some new ncqualntaance around the
corner. It must lie suppressed."
With this attack on socialism by tho
Rev. Dr. William J. Kerby, professor
of sociology at the Catholic Univer
sity of America in Washington, the
Catholic church made plain Its atti
tude toward socialistic doctrines nnd
nt the Cathedral college hold the first
of a series of ten lectures under the
nuspices of the Institute of Scientific
Archbishop Farley presided, and all
the dignitaries of the Catholic church
In this city attended. There was
much disorder among the audience,
and socialists who sat elbow to elbow
with the members of the church gave
vent to their antagonistic feelings at
the least provocation.
Archbishop Fnriey In Introducing
Professor Kerby said:
"1 think I am responsible for any
trouble that will arise during these
"The church never has neglected
nny moral, social, religious or econoni
Ic condition. She is found in every
contest between the worklngmen and
tho wealthy men. She takes her
stand not on one hand or the other,
but by the laws of equity.
"Capital and lntor have taken in
unsympathetic' stand, like two armies
In battle array, because the laws of
God hnve been forgotten. Individual-
Ism has taken the place of "what
should have been a charitable social
Dr. Kerby then began ills lecture.
"Socialism means destruction of
wealth, and It must lie exterminated,"
he said.
"Socialism Is a very great menace
to our civilization. It is a menace
because Its representatives believo
strongly In everything they say. They
point out the glaring faults of others,
nnd there Is danger in misunderstand
ing It.
"If It remained In Itself all the time
it would be ensy to deal with, but It
goes under various guises. It walks
arm In nnn along one block with athe
ism and bobs up around the corner
with some new acquaintance.
"Socialism lias pitched Its camps on
the mount that has risen between enp
Ital and labor. It accuses capital of
Industrial usurpation nnd asserting
the power of life nnd death over the
millions who own no capital and have
to work.
"It nlso accuses capital of political,
ecclesiastical and academic usurpa
tion, of evading moral nud civic re
One, Fatally Wounded, Shoots Assail
ant Dead at Theater Door.
Indianapolis, Ind Feb. 17. Louis
Ostendorff, leader of the orchestra nt
the Empire theater, nnd Adolph Cas
sau, second violinist in the same or
chestra, nre both dead as u result of
an encounter nt the door of the thenter
while n performance was In progress.
Cassau, It appears had been dis
charged by Ostendorff and lay lu wait
for him. As the bandmaster was
about to enter the theater Cassau
fired three times, every bullet taking
effect. Ostendorff grabbed Cassaus
arm, wrenched the pistol from his
hand nnd while holding him with .
dying grip fired two shots Into Cas
snu's head. Botli bullets entered Ma
brain, nnd he sank to the ground t
corpse. Ostendorff died a few minutes
Both men were well known In the
city nnd state In musical circles, and
up to the dismissal of Cassau he and
Ostendorff wero warm friends.
Canadian" Premier's Wife Has to Pay
For Her Chauffeur's Speeding.
Ottawa, Feb. 17. Eveu the wife of
Canada's premier cannot speed an au
tomobile In Ottawa. Magistrate
Q'Kcefo fined I.ady Laurler $20 and
$20 costs for exceeding the limit of
ten miles an hour allowed by law.
Her chauffeur was driving, but the
Hue Is Imposed on the owner of the
Veteran British Statesman Too
Weak to Walk or Sign His Name.
London. Feb. 17. The Right Hon.
Joseph Chamberlain, who started the
tariff reform campaign years ago nnd
who 1ms represented Birmingham for
thirty-four years, was among those
sworn in ns members of the new house
of commons.
The former colonial secretary, who
is now in his seventy-fourth year and
who lias been an Invalid for several
years, entered the house on the arm
of his son Austen, who assisted him
to n seat. Another member of-, the
house helped Austen in taking him to
.his chair. He repeated with evident
difficulty the oath from a card which
the clerk held.
Austen Chamberlain, who Is himself
:i prominent Unionist, then signed the
hook in behalf of his father, who was
only able to make a cross opposite his
name. The scene was pathetic.
Arrested In Virginia In Connection
With Death of Girl at Atlantic City.
Atlantic City, N. J., Feb. 17.-WI1-linm
nnd Arvis Seylcr, the young men
for whom the police have been search
ing in connection with the death of
Jano Adams, the eighteen-year-old girl
whose body was found in the break
ers off Yentnor on Feb. 13, have been
captured in Petersburg, Vu.
The arrest wns made by Detectives
Miller and Malseed of this city, who
were sent to Petersburg three days
ngo by Chief of Detectives Whalen.
The Seylers used to live at Peters
burg, and it was believed that they
would try to get back there. The de
tectives reached the Virginia city be
fore the young married man and his
brother, who seem to huve made the
Journey by beating their way on
freight trnins.
The police charge William Seyler
with the murder and accuse his broth
er Arvis of being an nccessory after
the fact.
On the night of the murder the Sey
ier brothers, in company with tho
Adams, sisters, visited one of the big
Iron piers. The younger girl, with
Arvis Seyler, returned to her home,
but Jane Adams, the elder sister, did
not reach her homo. The following
morning Mrs. Adams, mother of the
missing girl, had n warrant sworu out
against William Seyler charging him
with abduction, but before it could
be served lie and his brother disap
peared. On Sunday morning following the
night of the girl's disappearance her
body was washed up on the beach
nbout two miles below the pier.
There was a big wound on her fore
head Inflicted by a blunt Instrument.
Her clothing was torn ns If from a
struggle with her assailant.
Castellane Demands $12,000 ArrearaJfSf
Pension From Princess de Sagan.
Paris, Feb. 17. Count Boul de Cas
tellane, former husband of Princess
Anna Gould de Sagan, has brought
suit against the princess to recover ar
rears of the pension which lu 1808 she
agreed to pay him.
Notwithstanding her divorce from
Count llonl, the princess continued to
pay this money until December, 1007.
The amount of deferred payments Is
Judgment will be reudored ou Feb.
Danish Steamer Sinks Off Norwegian
Coast-Thirteen Men Saved.
Chrlstiania, Feb. 17. Tho Danish
steamship Cambodia, of 2,100 tons, has
sunk off Ilesnues.
Thirteen of her crew were saved. A
boat containing sixteen men Is miss
iiiponnin nnm m i
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Millionaire Woman Gives
Gospel Tea at Her Home.
Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Turkish
and Mexican Young Women
Hear Bible Readings and
Talks on Christianity.
New York. Feb. 17. Miss Helen
Miller Gould, daughter of the late Jny
Gould, who has a yearly Income of
$7-10,000, Is holding a series of gospel
tea parties In her Fifth avenue honio
that are being attended by young wo
men of almost every nation of the
earth, who are students lu colleges
nnd schools In and nbout New York.
At the latest of the functions young
women clothed In the picturesque
garb of China, Japan, India, Mexico,
Turkey, Norway and other nfttlons
mingled with well known society lead
ers of the city, who had been Invited
to meet them at tea.
Miss Gould Is displaying a personal
Interest In the welfare of scores of
the young women from distant nations
who are dwelling here temporarily.
Some of her guests were daughters of
East Indian philosophers nnd men of
native renown, while others were the
daughters of poor families. Many of '
the young women are earning their
own way through the highest Ameri
can colleges and universities open to
Three Chinese girls were the special
guests of Miss Gould. They were Miss
Slen Tsung Lok of the Rnndolph-Ma-son
college, Lynchburg, Va.;' Miss
Mary Sla of Folts institute, Herkimer,
N. Y and Miss Fnung Y. Tnso of the
Teachers' college, this city. Three
other Chinese girls nttended the recep
tion held by Miss Gould.
One of the most Interesting of the
guests wns Miss Matilda Burns, a i
Moravian Indian from "Central Amer-,
lea. She told of the many strange cus- j
toms of her people, and she was a spe- j
cial favorite. '
Miss Gould became interested in the)
foreign students through her work hi i
the Young AVomcn's Chrlstinn associa
tion. She is chairman of the subcom-
mlttec of oriental students of the for
eign department of the organization.
Iu this capacity she has knovyledgc of
the hundreds of girls of the orient who
nre enrolled In the American schools.
One of Miss Gould's objects hi
bringing the girls together was to in
culcate the doctrines of Christianity.
The tea given by Miss Gould was pre
ceded by readings from the Bible and
talks on Christianity by Miss Palmer
of the Bible Teachers' Training
school. Miss Gould also made a short
talk to her foreign guests. She said:
"There are two sides to American
life. It Is possible to live In this coun
try and hear little or nothing of Chris
tianity, but we want you to come In
contact with the best that Christian
America nffords."
As some of the young women from
across the seas entertained a notion
that Christianity was only ndopted by
the illiterate, Miss Gould said she had
asked a number of cultured, religious
ly Inclined women of New York to
meet them. She said that she wanted
to prove to her foreign guests thnt
Chrlstlnnlty Is practiced by people of
social distinction.
Besides entertaining the girls nt her
home Miss Gould took them for an
automobile tour of the city and visited
mission schools thnt her guests de
sired to see.
Niece of West Virginia Senator Tries
to Commit Suicide.
Kansas City. Mo., Feb. 17. Miss
Agues Elklns, n niece of Senator El
kins of West Virginia, who recently
entered on u Btngo career in New York
with indifferent success, shot herself
In au attempt to commit suicide In a
hotel here. She is said to have been
despondent. Her condition Is danger
ous. The bullet entered her breast
Just under the heart and wait through
her body, burying Itself lu the wall.
Before shooting herself she mado up
a number of bundles, one of which
she nddrcssed to Senntor Elklns.
Atlantic City Castaways Picked Up at
Sea by Steamer.
Kingston, Jamaica, Feb. 17. Ed
ward Andrews and Fred Drlscott of
Atlantic City, who wero brought In
here by the fruit steamer Annota,!
wero picked up by her twelvo miles I
off Absccou light In their gasoline j
launch, In which they were blown out
to sea from Atlantic City. I
Tho men were without food and!
were almost frozen. They will return'
on the Aunetn.
South Carolina Statesman Has
an Attack of Heart Weakness.
Washington, Feb. 17. Senator Ben
jamin R. Tillman of South Carolina,
became suddenly ill just as he wm
entering the senate wing of the capt
tol. He appeared to be affected wltk
dizziness and would have fallen but
for timely assistance rendered by twe
senate employees who linppcued to be
The senator was taken to his com
mlttee room, where ho was attended
by a physician, who diagnosed his case
ns heart weakness due to hardening of
the arteries. Mr. Tillman was remov
ed to his apartments. His caBe Is pre
uounced beriuus.
Belvidere Brooks Made General Man
ager of Western Union.
New York. Feb. 17. Belvldcie
Brooks, who was superintendent of
the eastern division of the Western
Union Telegraph company; has becsr"
appointed general manager of the
company. Heretofore the president
has leen general manager too. Since
the advent of the American Telephone
nnd Telegraph Interests there nan
been a belief iu the directorate that
the combined offices were too muck
for one man. Robert C. dowry retain
the presidency, and the general uaa
agership going to Mr. Brooks.
Mr. Brooks is now fifty years old.
He was born on a Texas farm an
entered the service of the Western
Union In 1871, when he was eleven
years old, as a messenger boy.
Police and Troops Disperse Socialise.
Mobs Volleys of Stones.
Berlin, Feb. 17. Itenewed rioting
due to resentment because of the re
pression of Socialist demonstrations
against the Prussian government'
franchise bill occurred nt Neumunster,
near Kiel, and at Cassel.
The trouble at the former place be
gan by Socialists abusing and stor
ing a policeman. The police charged
with swords, causing the mid) to scat
ter. One man had an arm lopped off
by a sword as he was about to throw
a stone.
Paris Suburbs Again Flooded.
Paris, Feb. 17. Iu consequence of a
further rise of the Seine and Mann
the streets In the Pussy quarter are
again flooded. The water has also in
vaded the suburbs of St. Maur, Ya
renne. Nogent, Bry nnd Chnmplg...
Agent of Hocking Pool Declared In
eligible For Reinstatement.
New York, Feb. 17. The Stock Ex
change authorities completed their In
vestigation Into the affairs of Ijithrop,
Ilasklns & Co., one of the three firm
that were suspeuded upon their In
solvency us n result of the collapse of
the pool lu Hocking Coal and Iron.
The governing committee determin
ed that the failure of Lathrop, Ilas
klns & Co., of which linn Henry 8.
Ilasklns, a member of the exchange,
was n member, was caused by reck
less and unbusinesslike denting ana
declared Henry S. Uasklus was ex
pelled and Ineligible for reinstatement.
Henry S, Hasklns was president of
the Columbus and Hocking Coal and
Iron company nud agent of the pool.
The action of the governors Is final. ,
An appeal for a rehearing has never
becu granted In the past In similar
cases, and tho petition of a member
so ousted fur rendrolsslon cannot be
considered. Mr. Hask'JLs' scat will be
sold for the benefit of creditors of the
New Bishop of Hartford.
Rome, Feb. 17. The pope has ap
proved tho appolutment of the Rer.
Jonn J, Nllan or Amesbury Mass., am
bishop of Hartford, Conn,