The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, February 23, 1910, Image 1
T1IK WKAT1IKH Wednesday part) cloudy and colder weather will pruvnll, with fresh northwesterly to MortheaMerly winds, and on Thursday clondr weather. jc ' T JC :C JC ,- jc 0 j,' jc C r? J' J Scml-Weekly Founded Ctfoett v. x A Wayne County Organ of the 1 ' REPUBLICAN PARTY j j jt j j jt jji ji.'j..jt 1008 v. J Weekly bounded. 1844 J vt jt j o ji h ,5t 07th YEAR. HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1910. NO. 15 She CUBS BLOWN IIP.; i Dynamite Used by Strikers in Philadelphia. MILITIA HELD IN READINESS. Mayor Reyburn Orders All Saloons Closed In Consequence of the Spread of Rioting Strike Leader Arrested. Philadelphia, Fell. 22. Muting and nets of violence ut many points mark the trolley strike here, and in spite of the fact that more than :t,000 special policemen have been sworn in the force is unable to restore order. Brigadier General Wendell P. Bow man has directed his officers to mobi lize the national guard regiments of the First brigade, and the arrival of three regiments is hourly expected. The city oliicials consider the condi tion to be the most critical of its kind that has occurred in any city since tlia reign of terror at the Pullman works, Chicago, seventeen years ago. From many points today reports came In of cars wrecked, stoned and shot at, but the worst of the a'cts of violence was the blowing up of two cars on Lehigh avenue with dynamite. A mob of strikers and their sympa thizers ordered the motormen, conduct ors and passengers off the cars, put sticks of dynamite under the trucks and fired the explosive. The cars were completely destroyed. In the riots one tnotormnu suffered a fractured skull, and it Is hollered that he will die. Inadequate police protection forced the Itnpid Transit company to cut the number of running cars from 1,200 to '200, and ns the day adronced scores of these were taken Into the burns. Tonight, it is feared, the greatest riots of the strike will occur. To fore stall as much trouble as possible May or Heyjiurn. ordered that njl saloons be closed. In all sections of the city there was rioting. Mobs threw stones nt cars and In masses rushed the crews, defy ing police, daring them to shoot and overturning the enrs. A mob of 3,000, In which there were at least 200 women, shrieking like bar pies, pulled a nonunion xnotomiau from the platform of a Frankford car. Lieutenant Sykcs galloped up with a squad of mounted police and charged the crowd. The police had their re volvers out. Three of the mob had thrown a rope around tho motormnn's neck, had noosed It and were prepar ing to swing him up to n lamppost. The pistols scared them off, and the policemen rescued tho shaking inotor iii.'in. The mob resorted to eurlous devices to stop the progress of the cars. A crowd laid an American flag over the rails of the Kensington avenue tracks. When the motorman of a car ran straight over the Aug they yanked him off and heat 1ilin badly. At another point they rolled, with much exertion, a pair of enormous beer casks, obtain ed at a brewery, and set them on the I racks. When the llrst car came along the motorman and conductor took one look and climbed off. Frequently squads of strikers or their sympathizers planted themselves between the rails and dared the mo tormen to run over them, it was about the most effective barricade they found. Tho carmen didn't dare. It would have meant their death In nil likelihood. Ashes, cartloads of dirt, the contents of all the garbage cans thnt could be "oted for blocks around, piles of iron and heaps of wood were piled on the trucks, tnctics that Interfered ma terially with the attempt of the transit company to keep certain lines lu serv ice Clarence O. Pratt, tho cuptaln gen eral of the nrmy of men who are strik ing ngalnst tho Philadelphia Itapid Transit company, has been nrrested charged with conspiracy and Inciting riot. Tho director of public safety, Henry Clny, who bosses under Mayor Jleyburn a force of policemen that tins proved wholly ineffective, called four plain clothes men Into his oillce and told them to get the strike leader wherever ho could bo found. They found Pratt In a restaurant and took him to a cell at ptylce headquarters. Now that Pratt bus been put behind the burs, the command of the strikers devolves upon John J. Murphy, whose Importance lies In the fact that he hits power to call out from 75,000 to 100, 000 labor union men and paralyze ev ery Important industry lu the city of Philadelphia. Murphy says he Is go lug to Issue tho call. Ho says that his hand has been forced by the no tion of the police heads In arresting l'ratt and tint there seems to be noth ing else left. Director Clay's totallv uuexuected action him rendered the whole situa tion more acutcoven thnn It was be fore. People nro afraid that It will have the effect of unifying disgruntl ed elements among the strikers and that It may lend to further disorders. . 1 tlooks as If the tramp of Pcnn-1 sylvanln's nntlonal guard will he' ,,i;ti i in niu ouwi. n Hum .-n iiuuisi The hnppoulngs of the past twelve hours, which Included the dynamit ing of street cars, scores of en counters between the police and the gangs of strikers and strike sympa thizers the Invasion of the downtown district by the disorderly element and QUAKER CITY STRIKE SCENE $ Crowd Watching Cars From Which Passengers Were Driven. the apparent helplessness of the police to stamp out the rlotlug, led to a con ference between Mayor Keyburn, Brig adier General Wendell P. Bowman, commander of the First brigade; Dis trict Attorney Itotan and Director of Public Safety Clay. General Bowman was asked how soon he could assemble his soldiers in their armories and mobilize them for service. Under the act of 1830 the mayor bus the power to call on the militia to put down riots. The mayor and General Bowman admitted the seriousness of the situation and sajd that arrangements were beiug made now tu assemble the guardsmen. "General Bowman." said the mayor, "was called Into conference relative to the mobilization of the militia and to arrange all preliminaries. We must i.be prepared for anything that may arise. Tho preservation of the public Interests Is !eyoud the rights of any body of men. The motormen and con ductors hare the right to strike, but when they break the peace we have a right to interfere. Officers have been maimed and Innocent citizens Injured In the most cownrdly manner by those calling themselves men. We think we shall be able to meet anything that may come up, but wo are not golug to be caught unprepared. We want the public to know that Its right to ride safely Is going to be protected." General Bowman called his staff to gether and outlined a possible course of action. He sent Instructions to the officers of the regiments to hold them selves In reudluess for iustaut service. COULD SAVE $300,000,000. Says Senator Aldrich, if as a Business Man Hs Should Run Government. Washington, Feb. 22. "If ns a busi ness man I should undertake to run this government I am satisfied that I could effect n saving of $300,000,000." Such was a declaration by Senator Aldrich of Ithode Island in the sen ate while speaking in behalf of the bill creating a government business methods commission to consist of nine members. Senator Aldrich said that (lie president Is cordially nnd heartily In favor of tho measure, which would lu his opinion save as much us 10 per cent of tho expenditures of the gov ernment. The creation of tho commission was opposed in n vigorous speech by Senu- j tor Dolllver of Iowa, and his attack I provoked tho reply of Senator Aldrich, In which he made the statement that he could run the government ut $300, 000,000 leBS than It now costs. Senator Dolllver snld he did not be lieve In so many Investigations and cited the fact that there are nearly a score of committees nnd commissions at the present time deullng with gov ernment problems. PRESIDENT IN NEW YORK. He Goes to Attend Banquet of Society j of the Cincinnati. New York, Feb. 22.-Ptesldent Tuft arrived hero today nnd will bo the guest of tho New Jersey brunch of tho Society of Cincinnati nt the banquet nt tho Plaza hotel tonight. Tho president put up at tho Plaza hotel Instead of at his brother's home. If possible he will drop In at tho po lice banquet tonight. Tomorrow the president will go to Newurk, where he hi to make un address before the chamber of commerce of that city. Ho Is scheduled to reach Washington TlmrMrinv niornlmr. HUCHESJSPEAKS. New York Governor at Penn sylvania University. ON ROTTENNESS IN POLITIGS. He Says the Problem Is to Secure the Honest and Faithful Per formance of Public Obligation. Philadelphia. Feb. 22. Governor Charles 15. Hughes of New York was enthusiastically welcomed by n great assemblage nt the University of Penn-1 sylvaula today, where he made the lending address nt the Washington birthday celebration. He said: "The problem of America today Is to secure honest and faithful per formance of public obligation. The demands of administration grow, but human capacities and frailties remain unchanged. In our villages, cities and states and in the nation the burdens; of governmental duties increase and j the opportunities for the neglect nnd betraynl of the Interests of tho people multiply. "We have been sickened with the I corruption that rots public enterprise j nnd with the spectacle of legislative I halls und administrative offices turned ! into market places, where the exer-' else of governmental powers Is made , the subject of barter and sale. ! "We have representative govern-; meiit. But how shall we Improve the j quality of representation? The value t of criticism Is not to be Ignored. But " can we trust the critics with the of-' flees? How shall we be sure not only j of the arraignment of evil, but of the 1 substitution of good? How may we I not merely condemn, but also im-1 prove? i "How. indeed, save by infusing the young, men of the country with the spirit of Washington and thus assur ing constant nnd cordial response to the hiipeVatlycs uf honor? How, save by developing that sense of obligation and that Invincible loyalty to trust which made Washington not simply a military hero and n popular nnd trust- 1 ed leader In u crltlcnl period of his- tory, but beyond that the incarnation ! of public virtue and the type forever 1 in this nation and nil others of the 1 true public servant the Ideal repre-1 sentntlvo of the people? ; "Despite the extent of political cor- , ruptlon, at uo time have the American people been more insistent upon po litical purity. We should judge the standards of the people not by those who disgrace our politics, but by the j Insistent nnd growlug demand that lollt!cnI uctlou shall be free from self ish control nnd that there shall be faithful representation In every de partment of government. "It Is not the hour of triumph of the i powers of darkness, but of tho regen erative influences of light. Education Is winning its victories for the com-1 mon good, and each year the armies j of truth. Justice and fidelity are re enforced by vigorous young manhood well disposed to follow the counsels of j self restraint and to earn the substan tial rewards of earnest and sober liv ing. The most significant feature of our present life Is not the widespread ex istence of evil, but tho organized ef forts to check It; not tho regrettable i display of avarice, but the determlna- ( turn to protect the public interest against overreaching cupidity; not the waste of lives lu luxurious Idleness, but the magnitude of fruitful en deavor; not the prevalence of vlco and misery, but the extension of reforma tory agencies and tho organization of philanthropy; not civic ludltTercnce, however lamentable mny bo its scope, but the widening demands of public spirit and the more emphatic assertion of community rights; not political manipulation, but tho Indignation of the people at Its nbuscs; not faithless legislators and administrative olllcluls, but the resentment which they nrouse and the narrowing range of their Il licit activities. "Malign power. Intrenched In well fortified citadels, mny hero nnd there successfully resist attack, but grad ually Its strongholds will bo reduced. Tho people are naturally restlvo under known nbuscs nnd may be impatient in demnudliig u remedy, albeit divid ed as to the nature of tho remedy which will prove effective. "But tho expression of a Btrong pub lic sentiment vlth respect to disclosed wrong Is not to be confused with hys terica excitement, nor should demand simply for needed correctives be thought an evldenco of revolutionary tendency. The people, of this free land ure competent to govern them selves by reason of their essential con pcrvutlBin and because their sober Judgment lu critical emergencies may be trubted, They know that pro perlty depends upon stnGlllty, nnd they arc unwilling to follow the prophets of disorder, But this docs not Imply I a willingness to surrender public I rights or to acquiesce lu their non-1 enforcement, "llesolutely determined to end tho evils which may nflllct us In nation or In state and to secure tho supremacy of publlr right nnd thus buttress tho just freedom of Individual opportunity, we shall advance with the sure step of intelligence and conscience nlong the path of progress so clearly defined by the wisdom and patriotism of Washington." KING AGAINST AS0.UITH. Edward Refuses to Indorse Attack on ' Veto of Lords. London. Feb. 22.- For the first tlmr In the modern political history of Great Britain the sovereign has re-! fused to identify himself with the pol icy of his ministers. This is the strlk- i lng feature of the king's speech deliv ered by the king in person at the opening of parliament. The nttltude of the sovereign lu refusing to Indorse the nttack against the veto power of the bourse of lords umazed his hearers In both houses and astonished the whole country. In announcing the program of the government lu dealing with tho dead lock between the lords and the com mons King Edward Insisted upon In serting the words "in the opinion of my advisers." This act of Inde IK'iidence on the part of the monarch means much ami will have a farreach lng effect on the general political sit uation. Kdward VII. lias told the cabinet and the country that If the ministers pro pose to make a fundamental change in the constitution itself be will not commit the crown to such alteration on the dictation of one branch of the legislature. It seems a natural inference that re form in the bouse of lords cannot be carried into effect except by a non partisan compromise measure. In the house of commons Mr. As qnlth. speaking for the government, said that a resolution dealing with the question of the veto power of tho hime of lords would bo. Introduced 'and would be' carried through before, the Easter holidays. Later these reso lutions would le embodied in a bill. To expedite legislation the govern ment proposed that the house should adjourn nt Kaster from Thursday only to the following Tuesday. Business would then go on till the budget nnd the resolutions nffectlugthe lords were disposed of. Mr. Asquith declared that It was not the Intention of the government to let the budget pass from the control of the commons until a division had been taken ns to the house of lords. Continuing, Mr. Asquith said: "Apart from mntters of finance, the only ques tion on which the government has nn nouueed any legislative proposals is that concerning the relations of the two houses of parliament. It Is the Intention to Introduce nothing further till these contentions have been set at rest forever." RULING AGAINST CONGER. Senator Must Tell How the $4,000 In Envelope Was Distributed. Albany, N. Y., Feb. 22. Senator Bonn Conger ugula took the stand to day before the full senate assembled In committee of the whole to try the charges of bribery made ugalnst Sen ator Jot tin m P. Allds, the Republican majority leader. Senntor George A. Davis ns chair man of the commltteo of tho whole of the senate Instructed Seuutor Conger to tell how the $4,000 In the envelope handed to Assemblyman Burnett was ' distributed. Senator Davis' ruling was thnt Con ger must answer, the decision being ba&ed on the theory that ho answered without objection questions put by Lawyer Carr, counsel for Allds, along the same line and therefore wns pre cluded from relief from the Wain wright cross examination. Senator Conger said that Frank Con ger founded tho family fortune by his great activity In the bridge business. He said: "When J. P. Morgan & Co. financed the American Bridge company my brother, because of his lmportnnco In the business, wns on a committee with Gifford Lndd, Charles K. Jarvls, Mr. McDonald of tho Union Bridge com pany nnd Mr. Kennedy of Pittsburg. They combined thirty-four companies. Tho story that Frank got $100,000 nplcco for ten companies Is not true." He ndmltted thnt Frank Conger got a largo sum for his work. Kaiser Receives Fafrbanks. Berlin, Fob, 22. Former Vlco Presi dent Fairbanks was received by tho kaiser today. In tbo evening ho will nttend tho celebration here of Wash ington's birthday and at midnight vrlll nrt for Purls. SEYLER'S SW. Suspect Denies That He Killed Girl In Gold Blood. CHARGE NOW IS MANSLAUGHTER Police Say Man Last Seen With j Jane Adams Has Confessed All He Knows of Atlantic City Tragedy. Atlnntlc City, N. J., Feb. 22.-Chief of Police Woodruff announces that William Seyler, accused of tho mur-1 dor of Jnne Adams on the night of Feb. 4, has broken down and told all he knows of the tragedy. According to Chief Woodruff, Seyler I still denies thnt he killed the girl lu ' cold blood, but has given his captors 1 foundation for a new charge of man slaughter instead of murder to be made against him. The police believe that Seyler has told the truth about his knowledge of the girl's death, and he has consented to appear us a witness at the Inquest tomorrow night, which Chief Wood ruff declares will clear up the mys tery of the tragedy. "Seyler has practically confessed to ill he knows of the tragedy," said Chief Woodruff. "The man decided to make a statement ufter we had given up the attempt to force a confession from him and declares that his story of the girl's death Is true In every particular. "I must refuse at tills time to give any particulars of the man's state ment, but I will say that his story Is sufficient to assure us that we are Justified, lu making the charge of man slaughter. The new charge does not bar us from changing the warrant back again to clear murder, but we are now satisfied that Seyler Is will-! Ing to admit his connection with the girl's death truthfully rather than stand trial for deliberate murder." -1 ' 'Che entire story of the tragedy that resulted In the death of Jnne Adams will come out nt the Inquest tomor-' row night, nccordlng to Chief Wood ruff. Questioned as to whether Seyler had admitted killing the girl. Chief, AVoodrnff said: "There Is no proof that William Sey ler killed Jane Artnms outright. He has made statements thnt warrant us ! In blaming him to some extent with ' causing the girl's denth. "Seyler has ndmltted that he was with June Adams on the end of the pier on the night when the girl waa ' last seen. His story corroborates those told by Orvis Seyler and Alice j Adams, but further than this we nro not prepared to mnke nny statement" J "Did Jane Adams die in defense of) her honor?" the chief wns asked. , "That Is another question which I must refuse to answer nt this time," he returned. "I will say, however, j that this theory as to the motive of ! the killing of the girl has not yet been given up by the police." Seyler broke down nnd made his statement nfter the police had given up attempts to force a confession from him. The man called for Chief Wood-1 run, Detective Cuptnin Whalen anil j Detectives Miller and Mulseed, who ! were with him when he Informed them ' that he wns ready to tell his story, j it is reported that Seyler's story was 1 to the effect that he had a quarrel I with June Adams on the pier, which I resulted either In tho girl's throwing I herself In the ocean or falling over- j board accidentally. Immediately fol lowing Seyler's confession his wlfo j was called and allowed to visit him i In the Jail. The two were together over an hour, and Seyler told her tho I same story us thnt which he gave the police. ! Orvis Seyler, brother of the nccused man, who turned state's evidence, wept when he was refused permission to leave the city prison. He will be held ns a witness until required to ap pear ngulnst his brother In court. ANNA GOULD A DUCHESS. Heile de Sagan's Father Dies and Leaves Him a Batch of Titles. Paris, Feb. 22. By tho death here of the Duke de Talleyrand-Perlgord do Sagan, father-in-law of Anna Gould, formerly tho Countess do Cns tellane, Trlnco Helle de Sagan, hus band of Anna Gould, becomes head of the great house of Tnlleyraud-Perl-gord. Ho will be known henceforth as Mnrlo Pierre Camlllo Louis Helle de Talleyrand-Perlgord, fifth Due do Tnl loyrand, fourth Herzog zu Sagan and serene highness. The son of Prince Hello and Anna Gould will succeed to the titles of his father. Ho Is Charles Maurice Pierre Jason Howard, Prince of Sagnn, born July 10 last. MISiFSSlNE ADAMS. -as- Girl Sla Atlantic City Was Last So "iith William Seyler, NELSON AND W0LGAST READY The Battler Is Favorite In Big Fight Today Near San Francisco. San Francisco, Feb. 22. Battling Nelson and Ad Wolgast are all ready to fight for the lightweight champion ship today at Hlchmond, on the enst ern shore of San Francisco bay. The contest Is scheduled for forty-five rounds. Each tighter expresses himself as certain of victory, and the consensus of opinion of light followers presages a brilliant contest. The feeling be tween the rival pugilists is extremely bitter, nnd there Is no question that tho battle will carry with it more than the purse and title. Nelson und Wolgast are well under the required 133 pounds ringside weight, the champion being the heav ier by, o'few ounces. "Wolgast snfd'; "I desire to win this champl6nshlp In a clean, sportsmanlike manner that Is, I don't want to win it on a foul nnd unless 1 am rendered help less by such taetlci I shall overlook them." Betting on the result is heavy, the (Kids favoring Nelson at10 to 7, but plenty of short end money Is In evi dence. Considerable wagering on tbo length of the contest Is registered, even money being offered that Wol gast will stay twenty-five rounds. POISON IN PROFESSOR VAUGHN State Chemist Finds Enough Strych nine In Body to Cause Death. Paris. Mo.. Feb. 22. -State Chemist Schweitzer's report on his analysis of the viscera from the exhumed body of John T. Vaughn, State Normal school instructor, who died suddenly nt his home in Kirksville, Mo., last October, shows that enough strychnluo was found In Vaughn's stomach nnd liver alone to have caused death quickly- A dispatch from Kirksville intlmatcs that an arrest Is Imminent. IRISH FUNDS LOW. Urgent Appeal Made by Nationalists Who Expect New Election Soon. Dublin. Feb. 22. The Freeman's. Journol prints a manifesto of tho United Irish parliamentary and Na tionalist fund committee appealing for money to replete the empty war chest. The trustees of the fund sny the ap peal is vitally urgent owing to the probability of the Immediate dissolu tion of parliament. BUGHER TO BE SURVEYOR. The President Will Soon Send His Nomination to the Senate, Washington, Feb. 22. The nomina tion of Frederick II. Bugher, deputy commissioner of iolico of Now York, as surveyor of the port of New York to succeed Genera! James S. Clarkso will soon be, sent to the senate by President Tuft. Mr, Tuft has decided to appoint Mr. Bugher In splto of the fact that Rep resentative Bennett and other mem bers of tho Now York congressional delegation have opposed the nomina tion chiefly on the ground that Bugher Is a Democrat. AN AMERICAN VISCOUNTESS. Daughter of U. S. Minister Carter to Wed Son of an Earl. Loudon, Feb. 22. Tbo engagement Is announced of Miss Mildred Carter, daughter of John Hldgeley Carter, United Rtutes minister to tho Balkan states, aud Viscount Acheson, son and heir of the Enrl of Gosford. Tho marrtugo will take place In Lon don early lu the summer.