The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, June 03, 1910, Image 1

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67th YEAR.
NO. 44
Shippers Think Wickersham
Should Do Aided.
While Opponents of Increased Rail,
road Rates Applaud Injunction,
Wall Street Predicts Depressing
Effect Wickersham Confident.
New York, Juno 2. Beenuse of tin
magnitude of the struggle between the
government and the twenty-live west
ern railroads over the iroiKsed ad
vance In freight rates shippers here
are uneasy concerning the character
of fight Attorney General Wiekcrshnin
will be able to make with the availa
ble legal talent of his department at
Washington. Eastern shippers hope
that western shippers will engage law
yers of the highest nblllty to co-operate
with Mr. Wickersham. They say that
the railroads will not only have the
shrewdest lawyers In the country to
present their side of the case, but will
have the usual horde of "lobbyists' to
render nsslstnncc. It was pointed out
today that a judge recently called at
tention to the fact that the attorneys
for corporations usually put up a bet
ter case than the salary drawing coun
sel of the pedple.
Such a condition, it was said, should
be guarded against In this great fight
against the railroads.
On the other hand, the action of At
torney General Wickersham in obtain
ing an injunction restraining twenty
five western roads from making ef
fective proposed increases lu freight
rates and the announcement of the de
cision of the supreme court In the Mis
souri river rate case have aroused vig
orous protest by railroad olllcers, bank
ers and manufacturers throughout the
country. Among New York bankers
nnd railroad men It Is generally felt
that n considerable recession of busi
ness ysill result, though just how se
vere thls-setbnelC'Trtll bo-cannot be
estimated at the present time.
A heavy" decline In stocks was the
further response which the stock mar
ket gave to the steps taken by the fed
eral administration in opposition to
the freight rate ndvnnces proposed by
western railroads. Losses of from 3
to C points were scored throughout the
list before the second hour.
Washington, June 2. That the de
partment of justice will be able to ob
tain a permanent Injunction against
the twenty-flve western railroads
charged with conspiring In vlolutlon
of the Sherman law to raise rates In
western trunk line committee territory
Is the confident belief of Attorney Gen
eral Wickersham.
While the uttorney general Is looking
after the legal end of the rate question
the charge Is made by n uews agency
thai some one lu Washington "leaked"
and that Wall street interests made a
"kllllng' by selling short upon ad
vanced Information as to what the de
partment would do.
Attorney General Wickersham did
not jump right into the light to pre
vent the proposed higher rates going
Into effect without knowing what he
wa doing. He did not net on the spur
of the moment or on a few hours' no
tice. Instead he had been probing into
the situation for several days before
the bill for u temporary Injunction wns
presented to Judge David 1. Dyer at
Hannibal, Mo. Mr. Wickersham told
the circumstances of beginning the
"The first intimation that. I received
upon the subject," he snld, "was n sin
gle telegram last Thursday evening,
just before I was leaving the depart
ment. I paid but little attention to It
because it was unsupported. Hut on
Fnday I received a nununer of tele
grams, and Congressman E. B. Hub
bard of Sioux City called upon me and
gave me my first comprehensive view
of the situation.
"I at once perceived that the pro
posed action of the railroads wan sub
versive of the Interests of tho public,
nnd I Immediately took steps to bring
an Injunction suit."
Will Start From Havana For Atlantic
City on Saturday.
Havana, June 2. The four motor
boats Borncyo, Caliph, Ilys and Caro
line will start for home at 5 o'clock on
Saturday nftcj-noon. They are to com
pete this time for prizes offered by the
Havana Yacht club and the Seusldo
Yacht club of Atlantic City, nnd the
finishing lino will be off the latter's
clubhouse. This will inako tho race
about a hundred miles shorter than
from Philadelphia here, or about 1,030
Weather Probabilities.
Cool nnd partly cloudy today; fair
and warmer tomorrow; light to inoder
crate winds. '
C Explorer Has Sailed In Terra 5
C Nova For the South Pole.
London, June 2. The steamship Ter
ra Nova, Captain Scott, sailed yestor
dny bound for the south pole.
The Terra Nova will sail to New
Zealand, whence a start will be made
for antarctic waters In November.
The real dash for the pole will start
In October, 1011. From tho expedi
tion's expected base the round trip is
about 1,500 miles, nnd at the rate of
ten or twelve miles a day. if the pole
is reached, It will be about the middle
of December, 1011.
La Follette Amendment to Railroad
Bill Defeated In Senate.
Washington, June 2. There Is n
chance that the senate will today vote
on the administration railroad bill.
A number of Important amendments
were acted upon yesterday. The sep
crate roll calls were had on the propo
sition to authorize tho Interstate com
merce commission to take the physical
valuation of all railroads In the United
States that aru engaged in Interstate
commerce. The first roll call came
on an amendment offered by Senator
La Follette, who Is a "specialist" on
this particular brand of legislation.
Mr. Lu Fotlerte's amendment was de
feated by a vote of 30 to 25.
This roll call developed an Interest
ing situation. Eighteen Democrats
and nineteen Republicans did not vote.
Most of them were paired, but some
of them were not. Three Republican
Insurgents, or near Insurgents, Bever
Idge, Bourne and Burkett, were ab
sent and not paired. Four Democrats,
Bankhead, Hughes, Smith of Maryland
and McEnery of Louisiana, were ab
sent and not paired.
A few minutes after tho vote wns
taken Senator Itevoridge came Into the
senate chamber and appeared very
much disappointed.
An Irish Steamship Cattleman Attacks
New Jerseyite In London.
London, June 2. An Irish cattleman
of the name of Kelly was arraigned in
(he Guildhall police court on a charge
of having attempted to murder Itobert
Bergln of New Jersey, foreman of the
cattlemen on bonrd the Atlantic Trans
port liner Minneapolis, which arrived
here from New York on May 30.
Kelly, according to the testimony, nt
tacked Bergln with a razor on the
street nnd cut his throat In such a way
that he Is In a critical condition.
Kelly was remanded for further ex
Montclair Congregational Church Ha
Interesting Celebration.
Montclair, N. J., June 2. A Mont-1
clnlr church that has known only one ,
pastor during Its existence Is celehrat-1
Ing its fortieth anniversary. The per-.
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ouiia nuu tia.u m-uu turn iuukiuuh liuuy
grow from the little company of men
who met together lu 180!) to a church
with more than 1,300 names ou Its
membership roll like to think of the
coincidence that makes it possible to
celebrate the anniversaries of the
church nnd of the service of tho Itev.
Dr. Amory Howe Bradford at the same
time. Aud the newer comers to the
community, inside and outside of the
First Congregational church, were
saying that the significance of the
event to them lay In tho part that Dr.
Bradford hna played In bulldlug a
Increase of 10 Cents a Ton Won't
Made Till July 25.
Washington, Juno 2. Rates on coal
from Ullonls and Indiana mines to
Chicago and to points basing on Chi
cago, which were to be effective yes
terday, bavo been postponed until July
Tho change proposed In the rates
was a flat advance of 10 cents a ton.
Men Convicted of Sugar
Frauds Receive Wages.
Gerbracht Tells of Sugar Company's
Method of Caring For Accused Em
ployees Havemeyer Wanted
Them "Cared For."
New York, June 2. Ernest W. Ger
bracht, on trial for the sugar trust
frauds In the United States court, testi
fied that Oliver Spltzer and all the men
hertofore convicted, as well as those
on trial, still draw their salaries. He
said that Spltzer's salary, which has
been given at $55 a week, is now being
paid to his wife, although It was the
confession of the former dock superin
tendent in this trial on which the gov
ernment relies chlelly to convict Ger
bracht, Charles It. Helke and James F.
Spltzer Is the man who was brought
back from the federal prison in Atlan
ta after President Tnft had pardoned
him. He turned on his former asso
ciates and told his story in court.
Others who still receive their sal
aries, according to the statements of
Gerbracht, are the four checkers
now on Blnckwell's island, the three
who confessed lu his trial and Bender
nagel, as well, of course, as Helke, sec
retary of the trust.
Spltzer wns asked about this state
ment outside the courtroom. He was
asked if It were true that the salary
was being paid to his wife.
"I don't know," he answered. "I
never asked her about it."
According to a statement made out
side of court by Attorney Lexow of
Gerbracht's counsel tho convicted men
drew their salaries from Gerbracht
himself. Six of the men drew $18 a
week. Walker got $23 nnd Spltzer $55.
This would mean a total of $0,776
wjlch Gerbracht would have to pay
'yearly out of his salary of $25,000.
"Those boys," was what Henry O.
Havemeyer, founder of the sugar trust,
called the checkers who helped cheat
the government by short weights.
They were "those boys" when they
got into trouble, nnd It wns Have
meyer himself who directed that coun
sel be obtained for them nnd that they
be "taken care of," according to Ger
Former State Senator Attacks Clean
liness of Pennsylvania Politics,
l'ittsburg, June 2. Ex-State Senator
William Flinn of l'ittsburg, who is
making such n bitter fight against the
rcnomlnallon of United States Senator
George T. Oliver to the United Stntes
senate made a rather sensational
speech before the Hungry club, whore
ho let fall a real bomb when he at
tacked tho cleanliness of Republican
politics In Pennsylvania, In which he
has been bo deeply mixed for years.
"The legislature of 1001 Is memora
bio in Its character," said Mr. Fltuu.
"It witnessed tho buying of that legis
lature for tho election of n United
States senator. Then they introduced
the Ripper bill, and they bought nnd
pnld for that, nnd then they introduced
tho Rapid Transit bill, nnd they paid
for that. I remember that the govern
or remained up ut night to sign that
bill bo the elect could get tho fran
chises, and I bavo been Informed they
sold the franchises for $2,500,000."
Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell Dead.
London, June 2. Dr. Elizabeth
Blackwell, who fouuded In New York
a hospital and medical school for wo
men and who practiced medlclno In
England since 1850, Is doud at her
esuknce, Rock House, Hastings.
Former Populist Leader Re
turns to Democratic Party.
Augusta, Gn., June 2. Thomas E.
Watson, once n Democratic member of
congress, twice nominated by the Pop
ulist party for the presidency of the
United States aud who has long been
one of the chief controlling factors In
politics as a Populist In this state, an
nounces his return to the Democratic
party. His language is strong and
would seem to leave no doubt that he
has returned to stay. Ho calls upon
his long time political friends to de
feat Thomas W. Hardwlck for re-elec
tion to congress.
Results of Games Played In National
and American Leagues.
At New York New York, 5; Cincin
nati, 2. Batteries Mathowson and
Meyers; Anderson, Itowan, Doyle nud
At Brooklyn Brooklyn, 2; Pittsburg.
1. Butteries Barger nnd Bergen; Lle
lleld nnd Gibson.
At Boston Chicago, 5; Boston, 1.
Batteries Overall, Richie and Kling;
Brown, Ferguson aud Graham.
At Phlladelphla-St. Louis, 10; Phil
adelphia, 5. Batteries Corrldon, Sal
lee, Marmon nnd Phelps; Moren, Flsh
erty, McQulllen nnd Mornn.
W. L. P.C.
Chicago 23 12 .057
New York 24 14 .032
Pittsburg 18 1(1 .52!)
Cincinnati IS 17 .514
St. Louis 10 20 .1ST
Brooklyn 17 22 .43(1
Philadelphia 13 21 .3S2
Boston 14 24 .308
At Detroit Detroit-Philadelphia
game postponed on account of rain.
At Cleveland Cleveland-Washington
game postponed on account of rain.
W. L. P.C.
Philadelphia 2(i !) .743
New' York 23 10 .007
Detroit 23 10 .500
Boston 1!) 1(1 .513
Cleveland 14 IS .438
Washington l(i 22 .421
Chicago 11 20 .355
St. Louis 7 2S .200
White and Wadsworth Expected to
Complete Committee Today.
New York, June 2. Lieutenant Gov
ernor Horace White will probably to
day meet Speaker Wadsworth, and
after consultation with their Repub
lican associates lu the senate aud as
sembly they are to name the three
senntors nnd the live assemblymen to
make up the Joint legislative Investi
gating committee which Is to sit lu
New York city most of the summer
months and may be In full bloom dur
ing the stnte campaign.
The senators have not been selected,
but tho names most frequently heard
mentioned were those of Victor H.
Allen of Petersburg, George L. Meade
of Rochester, Charles M. Hamilton of
Ripley, John F. Schlosser of FIshklll
Landing, Herbert P. Coats of Saranac
Lake, James P. MacKenzle of North
Tonawanda nnd Charles J. Whlto of
Brockport, Republicans, nnd James J.
Frnwley of New York city ns the
Deuioerntlc member.
Routed Before Bluefields and Are In
Full Flight.
Washington, Juno 2. The Madriz
forces under General Lnrn have been
defeated and are lu full flight, accord
lng to a dispatch received ut tho state
department from Commander W. W,
Gilmer of the gunboat Pnducnh at
Bluefields. Hundreds nro reported
dead as the result of the last, charge
made by tho Mndrlz army.
Arrange For Nation VVide!State Chairman Gunners'
Crusade Against "Graft." i Successor Discussed.
Organization Will Undertake to Clean I PPosin9 Elements In Party Favor
Up American Politics Millionaire's I John Sl whaln- Lo"' M- Antls
Llfa Mlislnn-tt!rr.ri h r.u.. i da' and Other Candidates.
lations of Corruption. I
Chicago, Juno 2. A nation wide cru
sade against graft has been determined
upon by a band of reformers headed
by Uudolph Spreckels, tho San Fran
cisco millionaire who led the memora
ble California light against bribe tak
ing public ollicials and bribe giving
heads of great corporations.
This crusade has been determined
upon because the recent revelations of j prominent being John A. Dlx, who has
graft In the Illinois legislature, the , the indorsement of Tammany.
Pittsburg council nnd elsewhere are : But Just before today's meeting was
said to have made It clear that reform called to order wise ones shook their
must present n united front from At- heads and predicted a "surprise."
lantlc to the Pacific If the forces of After that when Chairman Conncrs
evil are over to be permanently de-' started to deliver an address in which
feated. he reviewed his services at the head
Mr. Spreckels Is In Chicago to ar-, of the state committee there were
range for co-operntion with the city's j some who suspected that the "sur
reform leaders in furtherance of the prise" would be the re-election of Mr.
national organization to cleanse Amer- Connors before adjournment today,
lean politics. He acknowledged that I Other men mentioned are John S.
reform in San Francisco had received j Wlmlen, Louis M. Antlsdnle of Roches
a knockdown blow In the recent elec- ter, Judge Shalton of Chenango nnd
tions, nnd he compared the state of the Harry S. Patten of Oneida.
Pacific coast city with the corruption ' Some of the members of the state
revealed in the Illinois legislature. 1 committee will propose resolutions
"Legislators bribed lu the Illinois ! designating an advisory committee
legislature are a lit part of the general , composed of the Democrats who have
picture," he said. "American politics not since 180G been voting with tlio
Is rotten from the top down. We see party as a party, denouncing the legls
men In high places buying their seats, , lature for falling to pass n direct nom-
grent corportlons caught red handed I luntlons bill nnd charging the Ieglsla
steallng from the government, repre-' ture with corruption and extravagance.
sentatlves of the people selling out
their otllces, and we have to ncknowl-
edge that we are not surprised by any
revelations of corruption.
"Disclosures like those taking place
in Illinois' politics' retlect the state of
public honor. Politics, capital and la-
bor nre all on u basis of corruption.
The sale of a seutorshlp Is nothing
out of harmony with these times.
Every center of legislation from Wash-
ingtou down Is now n center of dls-
appointment nnd alarm to the public.
The men we have counted on have
failed us. Tho principles on which
they were elected have proved n fal
lacy. "The Illinois legislative investigation
only shows n special feature of tho
rottenness that has fastened on our
government. The nation Is In real
peril. The unrest and hatred tire grow-
iiiK i.n-iiin.iiiK. e can wait no lunger
to take the steps o put our politics
on an honest basis
It was after rel eving his mind of
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announced that lie was in Chicago In
the Interest of a national organization
-of graft fighters.
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"The organization Is under way," he
sail. "Men of the same mind who
o - n,t;',v;, f th'eVCKtla11 ovter
the country nre drawing together. In
lng togeth
September we will be ready to an
nounce the personnel of the nrmy that
we Intend shall clean up the politics
of this country.
"For myself I can say that I Intend
to devote the rest of my life to the
movement to restore the purity of
American politics and American busi
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Fifty Dollar Bill Sticking to It.
Mlddletown, N. Y., June 2. The
treasury department ollicials at Wash
ington will shortly receive n porous
plaster, for which they will be asked
to lssuo a fifty dollar bill. A week ago
a merchant of this city on retiring for
the night left some bills lying ou top
of u dresser. He had n lame back and
asked his wife to prepare u porous
plaster. She did bo, but ufter heatlug
It accidentally dropped It on tho dress
er. In picking It up she did not notice
thc fifty dollar bill clinging to It aud
applied it to her husband's buck.
Thu bill was missed, and servants
were suspected of having stolen It.
Tho wholo household worried over the
matter until tho merchnnt removed his
porous plaster and the bill was found
sticking fust to It so firmly that It
could not be removed without tearing
it to pieces. The merchant will send
tho plaster to tho treasury department
for redemption.
$10,000,000 Realty Deal.
Now York, June 2. It wns reported
In real estato circles yesterday that the
easterly half of the block bounded by
Broadwuy, Seventh avenue, Thirty
fifth and Thirty-sixth streets has been
acquired by a syndicate of capitalists
and real estate operators as a site for
an offlco building. Tho deal will ln
volvo about $10,000,000.
Surprise Is Predicted.
Now York, June 2. Members of tho
Democratic state committee are in ses
sion here today.
It Is expected that the committee
will name a new stnte chairman to
succeed Wllllnm J. Connors. Numer
ous Democratic leaders lu all parts of
New York have been mentioned In
connection with the post, the most
Talk of Mayor Gaynor for governor
' came to the front again, even though.
tho mayor has told his personal friends
that he was elected mayor for four
j years aud would serve out his term,
and the Interesting statement .was
made that William B. Bryan on his
; recent visit to Mayor Gaynor at the
city hall counseled the mayor not to
' think of running for governor next
fall. Mr. Bryan, it Is well known,
wanted Mayor Gaynor to take the vice
presidential nomination on the ticket
with him in 100S.
, Erio Railroad Rechristens the Village
station and Villagers Are Angry,
' Mlddletown. n. y June 2. - Once
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j tl0 ,mmo of thu oIJ vIIl!W. of Turncr
, nna rechrlsteiud it Harrlman.
Ono W(luk on tUl ,, tImt MlM
! Mary Harrlman was married to
cl)iu.les m,lns0Vi thc Erle took down
( t))e oU1 8lKnboaril OI, the station nt
Turner and replaced It with n new
one marked "Harrlman." Orders were
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i also given the trainmen to call out
man signboard was taken down nnd
the Turner signboard put back In the
place it had occupied for half a cen
tury. The trainmen again announced
"Turner" to passengers, nnd now rail
road men have again nailed the Harrl-
i man signboard to the old station and
taken down the Turner sign.
Villagers opiwsed to the change of
name will hold an Indignation meet
ing next Saturday night.
Favorite Captures Historic English
Turf Event.
London, Juno 2. The one hundred
and thirty-first Derby since Its estab
lishment lu 1780 wns run In thc Epsom
Downs before n vast concourse com
posed of all classes, from the aristo
crat to tho lowly but sporting coster
monger. Tho race was won by Lein
berg, a bay colt by Oyllene Sallcla
nnd owned by one of the wealthiest
men In England, who races under the
assumed name of "Mr. Falrle." Lem
berg was tho favorite, tho price about
him being 7 to 4 ns the colts started
out to parade before tho grand stnnd.
Steps Into Falls From Rail at
Proipeot Point.
Niagara Falls, N. Y June 2. A man
stepped over the rail about ten feet
front the brink at Prospect point and
went over the fulls, ne was six feet
tnlL of medium build, forty-flvo or fifty
years old, hnd a dark mustache and
was dressed In dark clothes and soft
Foreigners Threatened.
Shanghai, Juno 2. Chlncso warships
with troops have been dispatched to
. l-I .- I .. ..nllnlli.HATI n nAlA
riulllwtH, m uuitviiiuviuu ui u uaiuv
outbreak against foreigners.