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HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 1910.
Mrs. Adorns Tells or Her
Daughters Tra W.
SEYLER IN CHEERF I KOOD.
Alleged Murderer of Girl Smiles and
Bows In Courtroom at Trial of I
Sensational Crime Prosecution
Strengthens Its Case.
Mays Landing, N. J., May '24. Again
today the courtroom was packed wlthl
Interested men and women when the I
trial of the Seylcr murder case wag '
resumed. Three members of the fnui- J
Uy of Jane Adams, the girl whose
death Is alleged to have been due to
the murderous ferocity of William
Seyler, the nn who is today fighting ;
for his life, hare testified. These were j
the father, mother and sister of the1
Mrs. Charles Adams, mother of the;
dead girl, told of the disappearance of :
her daughter and the subsequent I
search for her at the house of Soylet j
nnd later on the beach front. When
Alice, her other daughter, returned !
alone, Mrs. Adams said, she went to '
me nome or seyier ami ueinanuea io
know what he done with Jane. "I
don't know where she is," he replied.
A statement made nt Petersburg by
Seyler after his arrest was admitted
after a legal battle. In the statement
Seyler denied having left his home oa
the evening of Feb. 4; that he never,
saw Jnne Adams that fatal night; that;
he went to Virginia to find work.
This is looked upon as important,
It is believed to show that Seyler had
strong reasons to make it appear that
he was not with Jane Adams on tha
night of the tragedy. j
But the falsity of his statement, tha
prosecution claims, Is shown in tha,
fact that Alice Adams has testified ,
that she left her sister with Seyler on
the "million dollar pier,
Prosecutor Goldenberg proposes to
prove that Jane Adams died while de
fending her honor.
The trial is one of tho most spectacu
lar ever held in the old courthouse, ents, $115,000; tuition of non-res-the
scene of many tragedic homicide irfent pupils in high schools, $50,
cases. Long before tho court bell i 000; Girls' Normal school and Col
tolled the courtroom wns filled to the lege of Pedagogy, Philadelphia, $3G,-
doors, the nisles being filled with
available inch of floor.
When the defendant, well groomed
and dressed in a neat blue serge suit,
entered the courtroom between Sheriff
E. L. Johnson and a constable, the of
ficers were unnble to restrain the peo
ple, who stood on the chairs to get a
view of tho young man. His young
wife and children In the audience at
tracted considerable attention.
Seyler's demeanor was ierfectly cool
and collected as he shook hands with
his counsel, Edmund C. Gasklll, Jr.,
and nodded to friends nnd relatives in
the courtroom. During a short Inter
val previous to the opening of court he
conversed with one of the constables , H. Catterall, of Hawley, was elected
and appeared In a cheerful mood. . I to membership. The election of of
C'harles Adams, father of the dead fleers followed which resulted as fol-
glrl, told of Alice's return home with
out Jnne and of the subsequent dis
covery and Identification of the body.
He Identified the garments taken from
the body soiled and torn.
Dr. Emory Marvel in his testimony
"Miss Adams died from a blow
struck on her left eye, which was in
flicted with some soft instrument, like
a fist, before she entered the water. I
found blood on her face, which must
have been there from an Injury more
than ten minutes before her body
reached the ocean, and she could not
nave receivcu sucn an injury railing
from the pier."
Alice Adams, sister of Jnne, told to
the minutest detail tho Incidents of the
evening on which Jane met her death.
Buys Stock In New Haven System.
Enters New England. j
Philadelphia, May 24. Tho Ponnsyl-1
vanla Railroad company now owns an
Important stock interest In the Now
York, New Haven and nartford rail
road. When the first vacancies oc
cur In tho board of directors of the
big New England transportation sys
tem tho Pennsylvania railroad Inter
est will be accorded representation
commensurate with Its ownership.
Not in a long time has there been a
development in the railroad ana finan
cial world uioro Important and far
reaching than that Involved in the
present news that tho Pennsylvania
railroad has projected Its Influence in
an effective wuy past New York and
on throughout New England. This
fact, as it leaked out, Is fully confirm
ed, even if It has not yet been olflclally
Showers and cooler today; partly
rtloudy, with possible showers, tomor
row: modexato to brisk winds.
Of the Week
protect American property in Hunan province. Commander Gilmer of gunboat Piiducah, now In Nicaragua!! waters, notified warring factious that he would
not permit fighting in or around r.luellelds. New English king proclaimed despite saddenlne scenes attending funeral of dead king.
STATIC FUND FOll SCHOOLS.
$7,:iOO,000 to be Distributed Early
A ai8pntch from Harrlsburg has
ti,8 tQ sav:.
Preparations are being made In
the department of public instruction
and the state treasury to begin the
payment of the state school appro
priation early in June. Under the
law the state school money is paid
in ench district to reimburse it for
its expenditures in the year closing
the lirst Monday of June, and the
warrants are issued as soon as each
district flies a report showing that
It has complied with state laws and
spent the money for educational
The total appropriation for school
purposes for two years is $15,000,
000, and one-half of it is distribut-
ed yearly. The payments this year
will be as follows:
Common schools, $G, 774, 800;
normal schools, $300,000; township
and borough high schools, $225,-
000; salaries, county superintond-
DOCTOJIS HAVE A MEETING.
Annual Session of Wnyno
Twenty-three members of the
Wayne County Medical Society and a
few out-of-the-county physicians
were present at the annual meeting
held last Thursday afternoon in the
Allen House, Honcsdale. Previous
to the business session the visiting
physicians were banqueted at the Al
len House, a fine menu being served
by Landlord Lord.
After the routine business, Dr. A.
lows: President, W. A. Stevens, of
Hamlin; vice president, W. T. Mc
Convil, Honesdale, and George T.
Hodman, of Hawley; secretary. L. B.
Nielsen; treasurer, Patrick F. Griflln;
censors, F. W. Powell, H. B. Ely and I
E. W. Burns.
The retiring president, Dr. A. J.
Simons, made a few remarks.
Dr. Dwlght need gave a very Inter
esting and exhaustive address upon
"Progress of Science."
The next quarterly meeting will be
held July 21st at Farview Lake, Pike
county, where the society will be tho
gUestB of George T. nodman
at the meeting
Scranton A. W. Smith, A. B.
Mllford W. B. Kenworthy.
Narrowsburg C. W. Parsolls.
Hawley G. T. nodman, A. II.
Catterall, A. 11. Ely.
Holllsterville O. J. Mullen.
Hamlin W. A. Stevens.
South Canaan E. O. Bang, S. A.
Ariel H. C. White.
Waymart H. C. Noble, F. W.
Newfoundland A. J. Simons,
Honesdale Dwlght need, n. W
nrady, II. B. Ely, W. T. McConvlll,
p, p. Griflln, E. W. Burns, L. B.
' Nielsen. F. W. Powell.
PE0OEESS OF EACINO YACHTS.
i, Probably the Berneyo, Sighted 282
Miles South of the Hook.
illadelphla, May 24. One of tho
racing motor yachts now headed to-
wnjd Ilavunn has been sighted by tho
Brtnswick steamship Ogcccbee 282
Is south of Sandy nook,
Wth the dropping out of the race of
Loantnka, J. F. Peter's entry,
are now only four boats in tho
It. Helke, secretary of sugar trust, being tried for custom frauds. I lev. W. A. Wasson, Brooklyn, resigned from church
prohibition, lie has been an nctlve leader In the anti-prohibition tight for more than two years. Itulle.s's comet
harm to Mother Earth, as predicted bjr Sir Kolx-rt Halt. The department of Justice will prosecute Governor
of Oklahoma In town lot Indian canes. William J. Calhoun, minister to China, sent request to have warships ready to
BLAZE AT KLEVATOll WOltKS.
Monduy Morning Fire Cunscd
A fire broke out in the barn be
longingto the National Elevator Co.
at about ten o'clock on Monday
morning. It was first discovered by
the employees of the Elevator Works, Mrs. Orea Silver Baker, of Downs
who quickly stretched the hose from ville, N. Y., and for several years
their own hose house, and soon had ' has filled an important position in
a stream playing on the lire. In I one of the schools of Brooklyn. The
the meantime an alarm had been 1 groom is a native of Honesdale. be
sent in which brought the hose cart j ing a son of the late Warren Kent
of Protection Engine Company No. I Dimock, of our borough. For a long
3, who soon reinforced those fight
ing the fire, with two more streams j
of water. Hose Company No. 1 then i
arrived and the combined efforts of
the firemen soon had the fire under
control, but owing to the nature of
the contents of the barn, and the
dense smoke which pervaded the
barn, it took considerable time to
thoroughly subdue the fire, so that
the firemen could pick, up their hose
and leave the scene. Tho upper part
of the barn was filled with hay, and
underneath the hay were lots of valu
able patterns. The lower part was
used as n stable, and also as a tem
porary store-room. The horses were
safely removed, and all the remov
able effects were taken out, being
damaged only by water; but the
flames had eaten their way down
into the hay, and although every
thing was drenched with water, the
fire smouldered, sending forth vol
umes of smoke, which blinded and
hindered the firemen in their work.
Men were placed in the lou, and
while one gang removed the hay,
streams of water were poured on
the burning mass from all sides,
and through holes cut into the roof
until the last vestige of fire was
out. How it caught, is unknown.
Those who were early on the scene
claim that all the blaze was in tho
peak of the barn, a place which
would bo hard for anyone to reach,
so It is presumed that spontaneous
combustion, or a sparrow fn build
ing its nest, had carried a match
which ignited, caused the lire.
As the Insurance Is carried by New
York brokers, no knowledge of what
Insurance wns carried on this por
tlon of the works Is known, and the
exact amount of loss can only be
roughly estimated, until a careful ex
amination is mado by those in charge
of tho factory, but it is safe to as
sume that tho damage by fire and
water will reach at least $1,500.
WATCH FOE FEAUD.
Both Political Parties on Guard Today
at Indiana Primaries,
IndJunnpolis, May 24. The polls at
the Republican nnd Democratic pri
maries today nre being guarded by
business men to prevent frauds upon
the ballot and to see that neither the
Democratic nor tho Republican ma
chine resorts to Intimidation or pur
chase of electors.
There Is a strong feeling umoug Re
publicans, In view of tho open charges
of tho last few days, that a scheme is
on foot to put men on tho legislative
ticket who will not support Senator
Beverldge, and his friends are on the
alert and were at tho polls early today
to guard against surprise.
Tho Democratic machine, controlled
by lieutenants of Tom Tnggart, has
selected a man for every office to bo
filled this fall, and all of the leglslu
tlvo candidates are men whom Tag
gart has passed upon personally and
It is said that his friends propose to
concentrate their votes on these candi
dates, and if necessary other ofllces
are to Iks traded off for tho legislative
elate. Tho Interest does not center lis
much in John W. Kern, candidate for
tho United States sennte, as it does In
tho repeal of tho county local option
law, though tho men to be nominated
will vote for Kern If elected.
BAKER DIMOCK Married.
Brooklyn, N. Y., Saturday. May
15)10, Miss Jane Anne Baker
Francis Asa Dimock, of Brooklyn.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and
period he has been a trusted em
ployee of the Royal Baking Powder
Co., of New York City. They are
already housekeeping in their own j
PASSES PARK BILLS.
State Senate Acts Favorably on Inter
state Palisades Project.
Albany, N. Y., May 24. AH that Is
now required for the acceptance by
the state of the vast park along the
Palisades donated by Mrs. Hnrrimau
and others nre the signnture of Gov
ernor Hughes to the bills providing for
the reception of the gift nnd a vote by
the people on the proposition bonding
the state for $2,500,000 to carry out the
conditions of Mrs. Huriiman's offer.
The senate passed the Palisade park
bills just as they came from the assem
bly without amendment, practlcnlly in
suring the consummation of the proj
ect. All opposition to the Palisades park
project had dwindled nwny when the
matter was called up by Senator
Payne. The measure providing for a
submission to the people of the propo
sition to issue bonds In order to accept
the gift of $1,000,000 and the 10,000
acres of land in Rockland county was
first taken up, the vote by which It
was lost reconsidered and tho measure
adopted, Senators Hluman nnd Allen
alone opposing It.
Subsequently by unanimous vote the
senate passed the bills eliminating
Bear mountain as a site for u new
state prison, placing sections of the
present Palisades park preserve with
in the limits of the proposed park and
pledging the state to agree to the con
ditions Imposed by Mr. Hnrrimau.
GUESSES ON ADJ0UENMENT.
I Congress Legislators Place It Some-
where Between July 1 and July 15.
Washington, May 24. Several legis
lators who called at the White House
gave their views of the date of ad
journment of congress.
"Put me down for July 1," was Rep
resentative Nick Longworth's guess.
"I'll take some of that July 1," said
Senator Smoot of Utah.
"It'll hardly be as late as July 15,"
romarked Senator Crane of Massachu
setts. "About the mlddlo of July," predict
ed Senator Dick of Ohio.
"Wo ought to get away before July
1," Bald the optimistic Mr. Crumpacker
End of Changsha Scare.
Washington. May 21. William J.
Calhoun, American minister to Chlua,
tdvlscd the state department that
Changsha, where antlforelgn disorders
occurred recently, Is quiet at present
Two Weeks' Vacation For Laborers.
New York, May 24. Mayor Gaynor
approved tho bill granting day labor
ers employed by tho city two weeks'
vacation every year with pay. It will
effoct about D.000 men carried on the
payrolls as per diem men.
Immigrant Smuggler Arrested.
Llveriwol, May 24. A member of the
crow of the White Star lino steamship
Baltic was arrested hero on a charge
of conspiring to smugglo Immigrants
across the Atlantic without undergoing
the regulation in.edlcnl..exauitnation.
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Horse Thief Turns Goal
Mine Into Fortress.
ONE OF HIS VICTIMS IS DYING.
Three Hundred Men Pursue .Despera
do Encamped at Shaft Urge
Criminal to Come Forth- He
Dares Them to Enter.
nttsburg. May 24. Never In the
west at Its wildest were race horse
thieves pursued more furiously than In
a man hunt just west of Pittsburg.
Even the vigilantes of '49 would ap
prove of the swift, effective results of
this vengeful chase.
Three hundred men, armed. Infuri
ated, are encumped today around the
mouth of an old, deserted coal mine
Into which they drove Charles Elliott,
a desperado, who receutly finished
eighteen months In Riverside prison
for horse stealing.
Elliott, badly wounded by his pursu
ers, Is heavily armed and, hidden in
the mine's black throat, occasionally
shouts defiance at his besiegers.
Formerly a railroad fireman, Elliott,
thrown from one of the horses ho
stole, tried to escaiMj on a locomotive
which stood lired up on n switch. But
us he was climbing in tho cnb he was
shot and dropped to the ground.
Steve Mlgawl, Elliott's partner, Is In
Jail, and the two horses they nre said
to have stolen have been recovered.
But Health Olllcer John McDermott
lies In his hpme dying, wounded by
three bullets vindictively spV-d by El
liott. McDermott at Grafton, Pa., got n
telephone message that two men had
stolen valuable horses from the farm
of A. B. Scott, n wealthy stock breeder
back of Cnrneglo, and that they were
riding toward Grafton at top speed.
McDermott rushed into the road Just
as tho two horsemen approached, rid
ing hard. With revolver out, the ofllcer
shouted nt the riders to stop. A shot
over the head of one of tho horses wns
McDermott fell shot through the
neck, and as he lay Elliott pulled tip
his horse and shot hhu twice. The
horse reared and plunged, threw El
liott and ran away.
Edward Gormley came running with
a shotgun, followed by other neigh
bors, and Elliott took to his heels. As
he was climbing into the locomotive
cab Gormley shot him, and he fell only
to rise again and limp off, shooting at
Intervals at his pursuers. He was
chased for a mile, perhaps a hundred
shots being 11ml at him, then he dis
appeared In the old coal mine.
Pittsburg was asked for armed po
lice. A scoro of county detectives were
rushed to Grafton. They found the
300 tryluR to get Elliott to leave the
mine with such coaxings as:
"Come out and we'll hang you."
ne shouted back :
"Come In nnd I'll kill you."
There Is only one entrance to tho
mine, Its owner says. The man hunt
ers swear they will camp there for a
month rather than let Elliott escape.
Stove Mlgawl, who, tho authorities
say, was the other mounted man, was
captured, tho second horse having been
found wandering riderless some miles
from the scene. Mlgawl would not sny
Tho true, tho good, the beautiful, nre
but forms of tho Infinite. What, then,
do wo really lore In thorn but the In
Senate Decides Upon Ad
ditions to Navy.
DESTROYERS OF 26,000 TONS.
Cost of New Dreadnoughts Estimated
at From' $11,500,000 to $18,000,000
Each Depew Tells 3ome Exec
utive and Diplomatic Secrets.
Washington, May 24. Two battle
ships, each of 20,000 tons, will be add
ed to the American navy as a result of
the senate's action on tho naval ap
propriation hill. The houso nlready
has authorized two first class ships of
war, and tho sennto's action goes far
toward establishing as a twrmauent
policy the two battleships u year pro
gram. This is the third yonr In suc
cession that congress has voted such
an Increase to the navy.
The proposition wns carried In the
senate by a vote of 30 to 26. The na
val appropriation bill carries about
The cost of the proiwsed battleships,
which will outclass the original Dread
nought type, Is a subject over which
members of the senate disagree. Sena
tor Clay of Georgia In the course of
the debate on the naval appropriation
bill estimated that the ships o war
should each cost $10,000,000. Senator
Hale of Maine, who for many years
was chairman of tho sennte committee
on naval affairs, fixed the cost of one
of these modern fighting machines at
Both of these estimates were chal
lenged by Senator Perkins, chairman
of the naval affairs commlttoe, who
declared that the cost of the proposed
battleships would not be more than
$11,500,000 each. He based his esti
mate on information furnished by the
general board of the navy and devel
oped nt the hearings of the house na
val affairs committee. Granting, how
ever, that the battleships would each
cost $0,000,000 more than estimated.
Senator Perkins contended that It
would be wise policy to authorize their
construction. He maintained that 83
per cent of this amount would bo paid
During the discussion Senator Lodge
said that the maintenance of a strong
navy Is the greatest guarantee of
peace. The Massachusetts senator said
he agreed with Senator nale In advo
cating International disarmament, but
he declared that nothing could be
gained by one nation offering Itself as
a possible victim to others. The Amer
ican government, ho contended, would
not exercise Its present Influence but
for Its strong navy.
"With tho great nations of the world
rivaling each other In their efforts to
build the biggest navy, from what
quarter does the senator look for the
disarmament to which he alludes?"
asked Senator Dolliver.
"I did not mean to suggest Imme
diate disarmament," replied Senator
Lodge. "The movement in that direc
tion Is becoming stronger all the while.
An enlightened public opinion will put
a stop to heavy taxation for increased
"But Is not the United Stntes better
qualified by reason of location to make
a practical demonstration In favor of
disarmament?" suggested the senator
"I believe we are in a better posi
tion to urge disarmament," was the
reply of Senator Lodge. "I am op
posed to reduction of armament Inde
pendent of nny other country, which
action would only Increase the chances
for war. This country Is In a position
to say to the nations of the world.
'We will dlsartn If you will.' "
Senator Dolliver expressed the opln
Ion that our moral Influence on the
nations of the world Is somewhat
paralyzed as the result of our activi
ties for war preparations while urglug
Senator Depew treated the senate to
a few executive and diplomatic se
crets. He said that tho war with
Spain could have been averted, aud
that while tho lato President McKln
ley wns against that war he could not
resist the tide of popular sentiment in
fr.vor of the conflict.
Syeaklng of how tho United Stntes
barely missed a war with England at
tho time of President Cleveland's Ven
ezuela message, Senator Depew said:
"Lord Salisbury firmly believed that
the United States was determined to
have n war with England, and ho be
lloved tho tlma had arrived to have It
ouf. The views of tho prime minister
wero overruled by Queeu Victoria and
tho Into king, who were always friends
of tho Xjulted States. If Lord Salis
bury hauhad his way war would have
come nt p tlmo when we were abso
lutely unbrepnred for It"