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HONESDALB, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, MAY 27, 1910.
S EY LE RINN DCEMT
fury Finds Accused Man
SPENDS TODAY AT HIS HOME.
Murder Trial Ends In Acquittal of
Suspected Man Brother, Detained
at Witness, Also Freed De
Atlantic City, N J., May 2C.-nnv-lns
escaped from the shadow of the
electric chair, William Seyler passed
today quietly, surrounded by members
of his family.
Some of his friends, who from the
beginning had not believed him guilty
of I he cruel murder of Miss Jane
Adams, called nt his house to con
When the jury In the murder case
brought In Its verdict of not guilty In
the old courthouse nt May's Landing
Seyler shook hands with the Jurymen
and thanked them fervently. He was
at once ordered discharged from cus
tody and left for Atlantic City. II Ls
wife had come home on an earlier
train and did not hear the verdict.
His brother Orvis, detained as a wit
ness, was also released from custody.
In telling his story of the night of
the tragedy while testifying In his own
behalf Seyler was calm nnd collected.
A lgorous cross examination failed to
"I knew Jane Adams In her life
time," said Seyler. "I am twenty-eight
years old. I remember the night of
Feb. 4. I had not been working that
day. About 7 o'clock I went after
some coal. The Adams family lived a
short dlstauce from me, nnd we fre
quently visited each other. Coming
back with the coal, I passed the Ad
ams house with Orvis and Tommy Ad
ams. When I reached the house a
child ran out and said to Orvis, 'Alice
wnnts you.' Orvis stopped, and I went
directly home. I had an' engagement
with amqn after 7 o'clock. .Before I
went out I asked my wife for 00 cents,
but she didn't give It to me, so I went
to Young's saloon nnd borrowed the
"Orvis and I afterward went out to
gether, passing up Atlantic avenue.
We met Freddie Adams and his young
sister, who said to Orvis that Alice
wanted him. AVe continued up the
aveuue toward the Heading depot.
When we reached Missouri avenue we
accidentally met Jnne and Alice, who
spoke to Orvis. I walked to the curb
and waited for him. Orvis called to
me. :Let's go to the moving pictures.'
I replied that we hadn't time, but he
coaxed me to go. Orvis suggested that
we go to the $1,000,000 pier.
'I did not want to go. but finally
consented. Orvis suggested having a
drink, but the girls refused. AVe shar
ed the expense of going on the pier. I
paid 25 cents, all I had, nnd Orvis 35
cents. The lights on the pier were not
nil turned on. Orvis, Jnne nnd Alice
walked ahead, and I followed. AVe
went out to the dark end of the pier.
I said, 'Come on, Orvis; let's go in, it's
-old.' I did not have an overcoat.
Orvis asked me to stay with Jane
while he walked around with Alice.
'I lie next time I saw him was at mv i
"After he left I said to Jane, 'Come
on. let's go In.' Ae were near the
wave motor. She said no. She was
standing ten feet from the motor. I
did not tell the police I saw her fall
overboard, but I said that was where
she stood when I last saw her. I
could not point out the exact place,
and the police did not fix the place by
'When I left Jane I started iu to
ward the hall. Jane called then three
times for Alice In a natural way. I
turned around to look back, but I
could not see her, so I returned to the
motor. She was not there. I did not
see her fall over the pier, I swear by
"I walked around the building to
find the rest, but did not see them. I
thought -Jane had rejoined the others
and went In on the pier through the
marine hall. The lights were not all
lit then, and thcro were not many
"I did not have any quarrel with
Jano that night. I did not Jump over
board to get off the pier. I went to
the Hotel Chelsea to ,the engine room
to see If I could get a Job there. The
eiiglneer could not tell mo abjut It.
After I left there I went directly home.
I went out later with father, first to
Young's saloon, then to his homo. I
next saw Orvis right nfter 10 o'clock,
when ho camo home. AVe went out
together. At that time I did not know
June was missing."
Fast German Cruiser.
Kiel, May 20. Tho German navy's
newest 10,000 ton cruiser Von dor
Tann has developed a speed of, 28
knots In a trial run In tho mouth of
? MAY I03E UNION CAED.
C Presidents Standing In 8toam S
i Shovelers' Union In Jeopardy. 5
PRE5IDENT TAF,T .
Cleveland, O.. May 20. President
Tnft, a member of the Steam Shovel
ers union, will not get away with a
whole skin nfter violation of one of
the strictest rules of his union by at
tending the Cleveland-St. Louis ball
game If officers of the Cleveland Fed
eration of Labor enu help It.
Secretary Roberts of the Cleveland
Building Trades denounced Mr. Taft
In a letter to T. A'. O'Connor, president
of tho Longshoremen's union, urging
him to discipline tho president. The
steam shovelers are under the jurisdic
tion of the Longshoremen's union.
Roberts wrote n similar letter to the
secretary of the Steam Shovelers' un
ion In Chicago.
FIGHTING FOE BABIES.
At Ninety Julia Ward Howe Still Con
Boston, May 20. The venerable Mrs.
Julia AVard Howe appeared In the In
terest of the infant population before
the milk investigating committee of
JULIA AVAR 1) HOAVE.
the legislature. Mrs. Howe will be
ninety-one years of age tomorrow.
She entered the room on tho arm of
her daughter und wus escorted to a
tent by Attorney A. D. Hill, who ls
representing the milk consumers.
Mrs. Howe addressed tho committee,
saying that there ls no substitute
whntever for milk as a food for chil
dren. "The object of this Investiga
tion," she said, "Interests and concents
many and especially infants, for It
scorns to bo actually a question of life
and denth. I deslro that tho producers
shall have a fair prico for tholr milk
nnd that tho troublo will be settled In
Justice to all,"
Verdict Against Sing Sing's Warden.
AVhlte Plains, N. Y,, May 20. A Jury
In the supremo court brought in a ver
dict of $50 against AVnrdcn Jcsso B.
Frost of Sing Slug prison In a suit
brought by Richard O. niler, formerly
a guard at tho prison, niler alleged
that the warden caused him to be
searched on the pretense that ho had
received n letter from a convict In the
prison which ho was to vorry out of
the prison, contrary to tho rules. Hller
sued for $25,000.
Aerial Voyage Down Hudson
Will Begin Late.
HAS ABANDONED EARLY START
Aviator Curtiss Picks Out Landing
Place Near Poughkeepsie May
Stay There Tonight Aeroplane
Ready on Island.
Albany, N. 1., May 20.-GIenn n.
Curtiss, the aviator, says he will not
start on his aeroplane (light to. New
York before late this afternoon nnd
probably not until later. His flying
machine lias been put together In a
tent on A'an Rensselaer Island, In the
Hudson river just below the city.
AVhen Curtiss left New York he plan
ned to start on his nerlal flight for tho
$10,000 prize early this morning.
Poughkeepsie, N. Y May 20. Glenn
II. Curtiss, the aviator, arrived here
from New York yesterday and pnssed
the ensuing three 'urs iu an automo
bile inspecting tL.4 country for seven
miles up and down the river looking
for a suitable midway landing place iu
his contemplated aeroplane flight from
Albany to New Vvvrk. After looking
over a number of p'aees which ho de
clared were not sMtnble in any way
Mr. Curtiss said hp was discouraged
and was about to give up when George
Colllngwood of this city persuaded
him to visit the Gill farm, three miles
below Poughkeepsie. Here Mr. Curtiss
was shown a flat, treeless meadow of
ten acres, which, he said, was Ideal
for his purpose. He selected It nt once.
The meadow Is a short distance from
tho river on the east bank.
After looking the property over Mr
"But I wonder If the owner will lei
As ho was speaking Mr. Gill, whe
controls the property, came up and
wns Introduced to Mr. Curtiss. When
he hoard what the aviator desired Mr
Gill said: ,
"Can he land here? My heavens
yes. There'll be nobody happier than
myself to see him come down In thai
Mr. Curtiss and his wife were met
on their arrival here by John voii Ben
schoten, who provided two uutomo
biles for the use of the party. Mr
Colllngwood and II. N. Balu went with
Mr. Curtiss to Hyde Park and back tc
the grounds of the Hudson River State
hospital and College Hill park with'
out any ground coining In sight that
Mr. Curtiss thought would do for him
to laud his machine on.
"I wnnt nt lenst half a mile of cleat
running," Mr. Curtiss said. "I will go
forty miles an hour when I strike the
land. A thousand feet will do for me
to slnrt in."
On ills return from Hyde Park Mr
Curtiss looked over the dock front, but
could find nothing that was suitable.
He then continued on down to the Gill
place, whore ho enmo to a decision nt
Flags and big strips of sheeting will
be put up on the river front to locate
the landing on the Gill farm. But the
aviator was advised by Mr. Colllng
wood to take his benrlngs from the
big yellow buildings nt AVIlton, oppo
site, which are the first to bo seen on
that bank after leaving Poughkeepsie
and when he glimpses them to turn to
the eastward, which will bring him to
the long level slope of the Gill mead
ow. A POLITE PICKPOCKET.
Returns Wallet With Card of Thanks
After Removing Money.
Now York, May 20. AVhen Kyosuke
Iwal, a Japanese merchant, had board
ed tho AVhlte Star liner Majestic he
thrust his hand into his coat pocket
for his wallet, which contained his
ticket. Then ho turned pale nnd. reeled
against the railing. Tho purser caught
him ns ho wns about to fall.
"I'm robbed," Mr. Iwal ejaculated.
"I had a wallet In this pocket, and In
tho wallet was a London draft for 50,
some $50 In cash and my ticket." The
purser was sympathetic, and other pas
sengers crowded around tho Japanese.
"Say, ls there a Japanese hero who
owns this wallet?" asked a messenger
who rushed aboard.
The merchant recognized tho walfet
Ho opened It hastily and found therein
tho London draft nnd his steamship
ticket The cash was gone, and In Its
place waB a note, evidently written by
tho courteous pickpocket who had dip
ped Into Mr. Iwnl's pocket on a Twenty-third
street crosstown cur. Tho
note read, "Many thanks."
Shot Dead From Ambush.
Jackson, Ky., May 20. Alexander
Combs, member of a well known
Breathitt county family, was shot and
killed from ambush while floating
down tho Kentucky river on a raft.
TIL KMB H.T
Sugar frauds Prosecution
Case Almost Complete.
MAY NOT CALL W. B. THOMAS
Oliver SpiUer Tolls How He Was
Drawn Into False Weighing Want
to "Hold His Job" Explains
His Desire to Confess.
New York, Mny 20. Before the Unit
ed States district court adjourns this
afternoon it is expected that the gov
ernment will complete tho case of the
prosecution In the sugar frauds case.
It is now believed improbable that
Washington R. Thomas, tho new pres
ident of the American Sugar Refining
company, will be called to tho witness
stand. Slueo Oliver Spttzer, tho par
doned sugar frauds convict and for
mer dock superintendent, made his
confession Mr. Thomas has attended
the trial and watched the proceedings
with evident anxious Interest.
Charles R. Holke, secretary of tht
sugar trust, now on trial with five
subordinates on the charge of having
swindled the government out of mil
lions of dollars by the fraudulent
weighing of imported sugar, will take
the stand In his own defense.
Simultaneously with the announce
ment that tho prosecution will close
today came the report yesterday that
the federal grand jury may hand down
today other Indictments against more
men "higher up" In the trust.
Spltzer, explaining the manner In
which ho drifted Into crime, denied
that "men higher up" had Instructed
him to make false reports on the
weight of sugar. Ho intimated that he
W'is merely moved by a mean desire
to do something to hold his job.
"I wns Just a big fool, about tho big
gest kind of a fool," he said. -'There
was no man higher up as far as I was
concerned. If any of the big bugs in
thojsugarweompany knew,, what was
going: ou "they were too slick, to say , so
to us and much too smooth nnd too
wise over to order us to do any cheat
ing. AA'e did whnt we did because we
wanted to hold onr jobs."
Coucernlni; his desire to confess lie
"I came from Atlanta without any
hope of a pardon. I left my effects In
Atlanta. I came hero to unburden my
self of the great wrongs I had done all
these years. I wanted to confess nil
my sins before this court and tell what
I know. I wanted to stand among my
fellow men once more and tell all I
should tnve told before.
"I wanted to go back to my family.
I wanted to be shriven of all that can
kered mo those sleepless nights In At
lanta prison, where I suffered so much.
I couldn't stand It any longer.
"I told Captain Flynn of the secret
service In Atlanta that I couldn't
stand the torture; that I must tell the
truth, and I wouldn't have been behind
those bars If 1 had taken tho advice of
my lawyers, Mr. Mnckeller and Mr.
Cochrane. They told me to confess If
I had anything to confess nfter my
conviction last February. They told
me to confess before It was too late."
DELANEY JOINS JOHNSON.
Jeffries' Old Manager Enters Negro
San Francisco, May 20. Joy relgus
in the Johnson camp as a result of the
announcement that Billy Delaney, vet
eran maker of heavyweight champi
ons. Is to coach the negro for his fight
with Jeffries. Johnson himself Is high
ly elated. He figures that Delaney Is
the best man In the business to pre
pare him for tho crucial battle of his
career. This belief Is based on the
fact that not only can Delaney give
him the fruits of forty years of ring
experience, but that the veteran, who
developed Jeffries, knows more about
tho retired champion than anybody
else and will bo able to give Johnson
many pointers about Jeffries' stylo of
Another Morgan Rumor.
New York, May 20. Another foolish
rumor circulated In the flnnnclal dis
trict wns that J. P. Morgan, while
traveling abroad, had suffered a stroke
of apoplexy and was In a very pre
cnrlous condition, A statement given
out at Mr. Morgan's otflce asserted
that tho financier bad been heard from
ind that ho was enjoying very good
Gives Jews One Month.
Moscow, May 20.-Olllclal publica
tion was made of a list of 101 Jewish
merchnnts of tho First guild whose
families are legally entitled to live In
Moscow. Tho other Jewish residents
In tho city are In tha samo announce
ment given one month In which to
produce proofs of their right to remain
jtrtsldo the pale.
Congressman Stricken as He Was
About to Start For Washington.
Philadelphia, May 20. Congressman
Joel Cook of this city Is critically ill,
and fears for his recovery nre enter
tained. He was stricken with heart
trouble on Monday last Just as he was
about to return to AVashlngton. Mr.
Cook, who has been prominently Iden
tified with the commercial Interests of
Philadelphia, Is sixty-eight years old.
Results of Games Played In National
and American Leagues.
At PIttsburg-New York, 4; Pitts
burg. 3. Batteries Ames nnd Meyers;
Moore, Leover and Gibson.
At St. Louis Brooklyn, 7; St Louis,
5. Batteries Uucker nnd Bergen; Sal
lee, Bachmnn and Phelps.
At Cincinnati Boston, 4; Cincinnati,
3. Batteries Parsons, Brown and Gra
ham; Fromme, Ilownn nnd McLean.
At Chicago Chicago, ' 0; Philadel
phia, 1. Batteries Cole and Archer;
Sparks, Maroney, Sheltler and Dooln.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
AV. L. P.O.
Chicago 18 11 .021
Pittsburg 10 11 .503
New A'ork IS 14 .503
Cincinnati 10 13 .552
St. Louis 10 17 .4a
Philadelphia 13 15 .404
Boston 12 10 .3S7
Brooklyn 12 21 .301
At New York New York, 5; Chicago,
0. Batteries Ford and Sweeney; Olm
stoad and Block.
At Philadelphia-Philadelphia, 3; St.
Louis. 1. Batteries Coombs and Thom
as; Powell, Pelty, Stephens and Kllll
fer. At Washington (game called at the
end of tho seventh lnnfcij? on account
of rain) AVashlngton, 2; Detroit, 0.
Batteries Groome nnd Street; Sum
mers, Stanage and Schmidt.
At Boston Boston-Cleveland game
postponed on account of rain.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
AV. L. P.O.
Philadelphia 21 7 .750
New York 10 S .704
Boston 10 13 .552
Detroit 17 15 .531
Cleveland 13 15 .404
AVashlngton 11 18 .438
Chicago 9 17 .340
St. Louis 0 22 .214
FISH TEUST INDICTED.
San Francisco Producers Are Charged
With Boosting Prices.
San Francisco, Mny 20. Tho AVost
ern Fish company nnd twenty Individ
ual fish dealers were Indicted for vio
lating the Cnrtwrlght law. Bnll was
flxed at ?1,000 for each. These Indict
ments mark tho closo of a week's In
vestigation of the methods of tho fish
trust, which has kept up tho price of
fish, although there ls a limitless sup
ply not more than teu miles from tho
It was shown that as much as four
teen tons of good fish was sold dally to
gluo and fertilizing companies at $5 a
ton, whllo tho remainder of tho catch
was disposed of to consumers at from
15 to 18 cents n pound.
KILLED BY CAT AND FLY.
Insect's Poison Got Into Slight Scratch
on His Hand.
Jersey City, N. JH May 20. Edward
II. Pratt, president of tho Pratt Uoof
Protection company, died at Christ
hospital of blood poisoning nt tho age
While patting his cat In his olllco ou
tho night of May 18 tho animal
scratched his right hand, causing a
slight break In tho skin. On tho fol
lowing day Mr. Pratt killed a fly on a
window pane, and some of tho Insect's
blood entered tho partly healed scratch.
Septic poisoning developed.
STATE tuftD LAW
At the election In February several
townships In different counties voted
In favor of substituting a work tax.
for a cash road tax, In accordance
with a provision of the road law pass
ed In 1909.
A tost case on tho question of the
constitutionality of the law has just
been decided In Center county. Ac
cording to the decision handed down
by Judge Orvis of that county all road
tax must be paid In cash, and elec
tors of n borough or township do not
have the right to vote on the ques
tion of paying a portion of their road
tax In labor instead of cash. His
opinion was prompted by an appeal
from a township where a majority of
tho voters favored working out part
of their road taxes.
Judge Orvis cited as reasons that
there was nothing in the text relat
ing to the provision for taxpayers to
vote on the question of a work tax
or a cash tax. and that there was
nothing in the provision as to what
per cent, of tho tax should bo paid
in cash and what per cent, worked
out That It was in conflict with the
special law of 1905 and the general
law of 1S87 nnd hence would cause
no end of confusion If It wore con
stitutional. The ruling affects part of an
amendment adopted by the Legisla
ture in 1909 to the general road law.
It gave to voters of townships and
boroughs the right to decide by bal
lot whether or not 75 per cent, of
their road tax should be paid in labor
on the roads or streets. It is this
section which Judge Orvis holds as
unconstitutional. The decision, of
course, affects all boroughs and town
ships in the State.
AN UNSOLICITED TESTIMONY.
This certifies that I am personally
acquainted with H. C. Jackson who
seeks the nomination and election
for Representative of AVayne Co. on
the Republican ticket. I believe him
to be honest in business, upright in
character; faithful to any trust com
mitted to his care. Republicans will
make no mistake to nominate him;
Prohibitionists to endorse; and the
voters' of AVayne county will do them
selves a credit to elect him.
JOS. M. COLEMAN.
Pastor M. E. Church.
Damascus, Pa., May 24, 1910.
GUINTHEU DEAN Miss Rebec
ca, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip
Dean of Prospect street, vas united
in marriage' to George Gulnther, in
Pittston, on Wednesday, May 25,
1910. Rev. McDermott, of that
place, performed the ceremony.
SMITH ROGERS .Miss Estelle
R. Rogers was united in marriage to
Howard C. Smith, of Indian Orchard,
at the home of the bride on Lady
wood Lane, on AS'ednesday evening.
May 25, 1910. Rev. A. L. Whlttaker
performed the ceremony. After the
wedding, a supper was served to
members of both families and a few
guests. The couple will reside on
HIGH SCHOOL DOINGS.
The regular G. A. R. exercises in
the public school will bo held ou Fri
day afternoon, beginning nt 1:30.
Tho public is invited.
The school board In control of tho
Honesdale High school, require that
nil students from other High schools
will take an examination before en
tering or receiving credit for work
done. The common school diploma
excuses one from entrance examina
tion. The following Is tho schedule
examinations for the spring term.
Monday, a. m., June 6.
German 1. Literature,
Latin, Algebra C.
Monday p. m.
Tuesday a. m.
Tuesday p. m.
AVednesday a. m.
Wednesday p. m.
Thursday a. m.
Thursday p. m.
Students desiring to tako an ex
amination other than what Is sched
uled, may make arrangements to do
so by conferring with the Principal.
Dlppel Gets Dalmores.
Berlin, Mny 24. During his recent
visit hero Andreas Dlppel engaged the
tenor Dalmores for four years nt $50,
000 per year. He will sing next season
la Chicago, Philadelphia and New