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68th YEAR. HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1911 fMf'
DESERTED "HUBBflSCENE OF LACKAWANNA'S JUDGE-EDIW
GET WE! CELEBRATED SHOWE CASE53 T.J. ill DEAD!
A. C. HEItlNGEK, BUCKINGHAM
TOWNSHIP, OH ANTE I) 1)1
VOIKE, MONDAY, HIS WIFE
HAVING GONE TO KANSAS
CITY, MO. OTIIEH ARGUMENT
Testimony in the case of Arthur
C. Beringer, libellant versus Flora
M. Beringer, respondent, filed Feb
ruary 13. Libel in Divorce. Before
Chester A. Garratt, Master, at his of-.
flee in Ilonesdale, February 7, 1911,1
at 2 o'clock p. m.
Appearances: E. C. Mumford for
Hbellnnt; C. A. McCarty, for the re
Witnesses" were produced on part
of libellant, sworn and testified.
G. C. Littello being sworn testified:
My residence is at Hancock, N. ,
Y. 1 have known Mr. Beringer for
nearly two years. Mr. Beringer ,
came into Buckingham township,
Wayne county, to reside in October,
1909, and has remained there ever
since, being one whole year and
A. C. Beringer being sworn testi
fied: I am the libellant in this case. I
married my wife, Flora M., March C,
1901 We kept house nearly eight
years in New York State. I provided
everything for the house that my
position and income would allow.
She left me January 15, 1909, and I
have not seen her since. I think she
resides in Kansas City, Mo. We
kept house continuously until she
left me. I gave her no causo to
leave me, and she has not returned.
No children were born.
Mrs. H. W. Beringer, mother of A.
C. Beringer, sworn and testified:
I visited them after they kept
house. He furnished his house well,
and supplied the table with all the
necessities of life. Ho never gave
her any cause to leave him. He al
ways conducted himself as a hus
band should. She left about Jan. 15,
1909. When she went away sue
took from the house what she want
ed. Before she left I had a conver
sation with her, and advised her not
to go, as it was something awful to
think of. They were of the same
An absolute decree of divorce
granted Arthur C. Beringer Febru
ary 13. !
In the matter of petition of Jose
phine Hughes Meyer, for a rule on
Martha Nolan, administratrix, etc.,
returnable to the second Monday of
Feb. 1911, application for continu
ance of rule to March term, granted,
In re trust gift (of $100) by Mary
A. Deln to the Honesdale Cemetery
Company, the written report heard,
ordered filed, and investment approv
ed by the Court, February 13.
In rc petition for salo of real es
tate of Lewis Hansmann, deceased,
late of the township of Texas, M. J.
Hanlan administrator, petition grant
ed, February 13, terms of sale, cash,
return of sale to be made on the
second Monday of April, the peti
tioner to give bond in $1500, to be
approved by the Court.
In re appointment of guardian for
Bertha L. Garrett, minor child of
Walter H. Garrett, late of the town
ship of Texas, February 13, Albert
Roberts appointed guardian, and filed
bond In the amount of ?50.
Honesdale People to Visit the Planets
The Ladies of the Village Improve
ment Solcety are busy arranging pre
liminaries for the big spectacular pro
duction, "A Trip to the Moon," to be
given at the Lyric Theatre, February
23 and 24. Members of the society
have been very busy the last few days
getting ready for the most preten
tious local production ever staged
Rehearsals are being held dally
and no entertainment ever given in
Honesdale has created the interest
that Is being manifested in this pro
duction. Just now it is the talk of
the town and its financial and artis
tic success seem assured.
More than 300 people are practic
ing for the event and Mr. J. G. Hoff
man, New York, the director, expres
ses himself as highly pleased with
the progress of the participants.
Every member of the big company
is apparently determined to perform
fully his or her part, and as a re
sult the Intricate marches anu urms,
the choruses and the solos are being
ranidly rounded into form. lie
hearsals are being held in the Lyric
Theatre Hall every afternoon and
evening. Tho strictest discipline is
observed, as is necessary, whero so
many people are engaged but all
have the utmost faith in the direc
tor and his orders are taken good
naturedly. Each division has its
hour of practice and all receive tho
personal attention of Mr. Hoffman.
A great deal of hard work Is in
volved, but It Is believed the re
sults will Tully justify the expendi
ture of time and energy.
Two champion checker players, H.
Haupt, a member of the New York
Checker club, and G. J. Grlswold,
the well-known Factoryvllle expert,
had a battle royal Thursday even
ing at the Hotel Wayne, in the
presence of a large company of , in
terested spectators. Grlswold up
held the honors for Pennsylvania by
winning five games, and "drawing'
COURT HOUSE CROWDED, TUESDAY AFTERNOON, WHEN CARL HOWE, LA PLUEV1E, THRICE
TRIED BEFORE JUDGE E. C. NEWCOflflB, SC RAW TON, FACES TRIAL BEFORE JUDGE A. T.
SEARLE, A CHANGE OF VENUE TO WAYNE COUNTY HAV3NG BEEN GRANTED.
.IikI40 Aloim T,
Who Is Presiding
Trial Of Carl Howe.
Whon the roll was called at 2
o'clock two jurors, Heeraan Cole and
Frank Lawson, both of Manchester,
did not answer to their names and
were excused on account of sick
ness. On motion of District Attorney M.
E. Simons, Joseph O'Brien, Esq.,
district attorney of Lackawanna
county and Clarence Balentlne, Esq.,
were admitted to the Wayne county
bar specially to try this case. On
motion of Frank P. Kimble, Esq.,
R. H. Holgate, Esq.' Scranton, was
Lawyer Kimble said that there
were a few preliminary arguments
they would like to make outside of
the Jury's hearing. When Judge
Searle asked whether they wanted
the defendant arraigned, Lawyer
Holgate said, "I guess we'd better
observe all the proprieties." "There
are some preliminary questions we'd
like to have disposed of," he con
tinued. An adjournment of fifteen minu
tes was then taken to the Judge's
Chambers. Upon the return of the
Judge and the attorneys the Indict
ment was read, and the defendant,
Carl Howe, pleaded "Not Guilty."
Carl Howe has a good face.
Up to 3:15 seven jurors had been
called and only three were selected
at the time of going to press.
No Indies or children will ho ad
mitted to tho Court House, Wednes
day, It is said.
When Court convened to-day
(Tuesday) at 2 o'clock, the fourth
trial of Carl Howe, charged with a
statutory offense by Madeline Patter
son, of La Plume, was opened in
Honesdale before Judge A. T. Searle.
The case was tried in the courts of
Lackawanna county three times and
Howe was convicted on each trial
and sentenced to the penitentiary.
After each trial he appealed to the
Superior court and on each appeal
a now trial was ordered.
His fourth trial was set down to
tako place In Lackawanna county,
but on petition of his attorney, R. H.
Holgate, the court, garnted him
a change of venue and directed that
the caso be transferred to the courts
of Wayne county. Judge Searle
agreed to hear the case and fixed on
February 14 for tho trial.
All of tho witnesses In the case
were subpoenaed to bo on hand in
Honesdale today. About twenty wit
nesses have been subpoenaed by the
commonwealth and the defense has
subpoenaed thirty more.
Howe is now twenty-five years old
He is an automobile mechanician and
chauffeur for a Scranton machinery
dealer and is now married. Miss Pat
terson is tho daughter of George W,
Patterson, a tipstaff in the Lackawan
na county courts. She was twenty
years old December 2 last. Her
mother is dead. She is the oldest of
a family, a boy of which was drown-
ed a week ago while skating on a
pond at Dalton.
History Of Tho Case.
The case has been in the courts
since 1907, according to tho Tribune-?
Republican of Tuesday. Howe, was
arrested and committed jail June
4, 1907, on complaint of the girl's
father and he was indicted September
19, 1907. Since his Indictment he
has been tried before Judge 3. C.
Jurors Selected In
It. F. Wnrg Merchant
George Mucklc Farmer
Frank E. (irics Farmer
Frank W. Schnerholz Mer-
S. W. Swingle Furnier
J. N. Cole Farmer
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Newcomb three times and convicted
each time. Ho was first tried and
convicted Oct. 11, 1907, and ten
days later was sentenced by Judge
Newcomb to pay a fine of $500, pay .
the costs of prosecution and under-
go imprisonment in the Eastern pent- I
tentiary at separate and solitary
confinement at hard labor for the
term of twelve years and six calen
An appeal from this conviction and
sentence was filed with the Superior
court October 23, 1907, and March
8, 1908, the Superior court reversed
the judgment of the lower court and
ordered a new tial. Howe was next
tried on .Mar. 30, 1908, and on April
2, 1908, he was convicted for the
second time. He was again sentenc
ed by Judge Newcomb April 15,
1908, to pay a fine of $500, the
costs and undergo imprisonment In
tho Eastern penitentiary for the term
of twelve years.
The second appeal from conviction
and sentence was taken to the Su
perior court and again on March 9,
1909, the Superior court reversed the
lower court and ordered a new trial.
Howe for the third time was ar
raigned for trial May 20, 1909, and
again for tho third time he was
found guilty May 22, 1909. Two
days later he was called for sentence.
Judge Newcomb again sentenced him
to pay a fine of $500, the costs of
prosecution, and undergo imprison
ment in the Eastern penitentiary for
the term of twelve years. An appeal
was again filed with the Superior
court and for the third time the Su
perior court in February, 1910, re
versed the lower court and ordered
a new trial.
Change Of Venue.
This trial, the fourth, was listed
for tho April term of criminal court,
year ago, and was continued. It
was set down for trial in October last
but at that time Howe's attorney, R.
H. Holgate, presented his petition
asking that the case be sent to some
other county court for trial. The
petition alleged public prejudice as
one or the grounds for the change.
and the petition was granted, the
local court deciding, to send it to
Wayne count for trial before Judge
Alonzo T. Searle in Honesdale.
Judge Searle fixed Tuesday, February
14, for the trial.
The Howes and the Pattersons are
old residents of LaPlumo borough.
Both Madeline Patterson and Carl
Howe have resided there from early
childhood. They played together; at
tended school together, grew up to
gether; for six years lived on ad
joining properties and until June 1,
1907, there was never a word of com
ment In the small noghborhood, con
sisting of fewer than 200 people, con
cerning any relations of any kind
whatever between them. Howe nev
er called on Madeline Patterson In
any other than a casual way; never
was In her company at church; was
never seen in her company and so
tar as the people in the vicinity were
informed, had never paid her any at
tention. When Howe was arrested
June 4, 1907, the scandnl shocked
La Plume and no happening before
or since has received half of the dis
cussion and been subject of such de
bate as tho arrest of Howe on the
charge made by Madeline Patterson.
At each of his previous trials Howe
has stubbornly denied the charges
made by the girl. The girl has gone
on the stand at each trial and told a
story that' convicted Howe. It has
been tho story of Madeline Patterson
against the denial of Howe, with no
thing to corroborate her story ex
cept some picture postal cards alleg
ed to have been sent to Howe by the
girl asking him to keep appoint
ments. Prosecutor's Cuso.
At each trial the commonwealth
has succeeded In showing their al
leged illegal relations, from May,
1905, down to December 2, 1906,
when Madeline Patterson became six
teen years ofge. Against this tes
timony the defense has always made
Its fight on the ground that the
statute of limitations which dates two
years prior from the dato of the In
dictment, September 19, 1907, pre
cluded any testimony concerning
their relations prior to September 19,
1905. The commonwealth, however,
has always succeeded in showing that
the alleged relations began in May,
District Attorney Joseph O'Hrlen,
Hrrniiton Lawyer Who is Directing
Prosecution Of Carl Howe. . . .
1905, and continued until Howe was
arrested. The statutory count is
based on their alleged conduct be
tween Sept. 19, 1905, and Dec. 2,
190G, because during this period
Madeline Patterson was less than six
teen years old, and under the law
designed especially for tho protec
tion of young girls, she had no con
sent to give.
Joseph O'Brien, district attorney of
Lackawanna county, has prosecuted
Howe at all three trials. He has
been assisted by Attorney Clarence
Balentlne, counsel for the girl's fath
er. R. H. Holgate has defended
Hpwo at his last two trials. At his
first trial Howe was defended by Tay
lor and Lewis, of the Lackawanna
District Attorney O'Brien and At
torney Balentlne will again appear
for the commonwealth. Attorney
Holgate at this trial will be asssit
ed John F. Scragg, John F. .Murphy
and H. L. Taylor, Scranton, and P.
II. Iloff, Honesdale.
Death Of Adam S. Pride.
Adam S. Pride died at his home,
No. 1221 West street, on Monday
evening, February 13, 1911. He
was born at Wawarslng, Ulster
county, N. Y., May 3, 1834. He
came to Ilonesdale during the fif
ties, and for many years was em
ployed as a boat builder In the yard
of the late C. C. Lane. On Novem
ber 24, 1857, he mnrrled Miss
Sarah Lillle. of Mllanvllle. She
died on September 10, 1889. They
had two children, both of whom
died in Infancy. During the rebell
ion he served in Co. 1, 97th Pa.
Vols, from November 11, 18C4, until
August 28, 18G5, his regiment be
ing, when he joined, In the 10th
corps, which in Dec. following was
consolidated with the 18th, to form
the second division of the 24th
corps. After ills discharge -he re
turned to Honesdale and continued
work in the boat yard until boat
building was discontinued. Mr.
Pride was a man of sterling char
acter and irreproachable life; Intel
ligent and well Informed; and com
manded the respect of all who knew
him. He was a member of Capt.
James Ham Post, No. 198, G. A. R.
Tho funeral services will be held in
tho Sunday school room of the M.
m, church, on Thursday afternoon at
3 o'clock, where the discourse will
be delivered by tho pastor, Rev. W.
H. Hlller. Grand Army services
will be conducted by the Post at tho
church and grave. The Interment
will be In the Soldiers' Plot in Glen
Special to THE CITIZEN.
Bethany, Pa., February 14. Miss
Ella Gammell loft for Newark, N. J.,
Friday to visit her aunt, Mrs. Ed
ward Ward. She also expects to
visit friends in Jersey City before
Special to THE CITIZEN.
Damascus, Pa., February 15.
Rogers is tho acting-pastor of the
local Presbyterian church and is
boarding at Heuser's hotel, Cochec-
Roy Beagle and Miss Edna Skin
ner were married Saturday night,
February 11, at tho home of the
bride's father, Milton Skinner, Mll
anvllle. Rev. Joseph Coleman offi
ciated. A Lincoln wedding occurred Sun
day, February 12, at the Damascus!
home of pastor MInch. The con
tracting parties wore-Mlas Elizabeth
Broucher, of Mllanvllle, and Ru
dolph Helb, of Fosterdale, N, Y.
WHEN WAYNE MEN MEET
AROUND FESTIVE BOARD
In Dear Old New York They Say
Such Things, and They Sing Such
Things, and They Swallow Such
The fifth annual banquet of the
Wayno County Society of New York
was probably the most enjoyable one
ever held by that organization. It
was given at the Hotel Manhattan
on Wednesday evening last and was
participated in by some eighty mem
bers of the society. Not the least
enjoyable part of it was the meet
ing of old friends in the parlors ad
joining the banquet room just prior
to the serving of the dinner. Geo.
A. Valentine, president of the So
ciety, whose picture adorned the
handsome programme, acted as toast
master and introduced the several
speakers in well-chosen words. The
first response was mado by the Right
Reverend M. J. Iloban, Bishop of the
Diocese of Scranton, who came to
tho village of Hawley when he was
seven years of age, and lived there
up to the time of his early manhood.
With an address filled with reminis
cence, humor and a broad humanity:
he quite captivated his audience. He
was followed by Homer Greene, who
received an enthusiastic reception
from the old Wayne counteans, arid
who in turn grew enthusiastic over
the charms of the old home and the
virtues of its people. His sallies of
wit and pictures of sentiment were
responded to by shouts of laughter
and almost continuous applause.
Then came George A. Post of New
York, formerly of Susquehanna, who
at one time represented tho old
Fourteenth District in Congress, and
who : was widely and favorably
known in Wayne county in the early
eighties. As president of the Stand
ard Coupler Co. and of the Railway
Business Association he has become
a leading personality In the business
world. Ho Is also one of the best
after-dinner speakers in the country
and is in constant demand for post
prandial functions. Ho was in line
fettle on Wednesday evening, enter
ing into the spirit of the occasion
with rare good humor. Ills address,
sparkling with wit, and glowing with
the warmth of a big heart, brought
continuous laughter and enthusiastic
Edward B. Twitmeyer, Philadel
phia, though not on the list of
speakers, was next introduced for a
brief speech. He is a son of Prof,
Twitmeyer who for some years was
principal of the Honesdale High
The last speaker of the evening
was Charles T. White, who was born
and who spent his boyhood at
Whites Valley. He has been In
journalism for many years, and Is
now, by appointment of Mayor Gay
nor, tax commissioner of the City of
New York. He is a good speaker,
tells a good story, and preaches a
The enjoyment of the occasion was
greatly enhanced by the presence o
Harry Madden of Scranton, who
accompanied by Frank Jenkins of
Honesdale, sang "Dear Old Wayne'
and other well-known songs. As a
closing number all rose and sang
" America. The warmth and good
nature and rare human sympathy
that permeated the banquet-room
made the occasion one of extreme
enjoyment to all present. Tho So
ciety is constantly growing in num
bers and In prosperity and bids fair
to continue to be one of the very
best associations of tho kind In New
Tho Senate Committee on Pen
sions .Monday voted to report favor
ably the Sulloway general pensions
bill, which has already passed the
House. It Increases the general
pension roll about $50,000,000 a
year. The vote was 81 to 3, tho
minority being Senators McCumber,
Gere and Taliaferro.
You get a new ten -dollar bill
And smooth its folds with pride,
It looks so beautifully big,
So crisply long and wide!
Its yellow back like sunshine seems
(It gives the note some class!)
You even find boauty in the face
Of Michael Hlllegas!
But brief is your enjoyment for
You have to buy a hat,
You get in change a fine, two ones,
And ragged bills at that.
Still there is beauty in a five
So long as It Is whole.
You feel tho pictured Indian
Is not without a soul.
But other needs must soon be met;
You buy all sorts of things.
The eagle on the dollar bills.
Like riches, spreads its wings.
They fly away, tljeso lesser notes,
in spite or your laments;
And soon you find your lovely ten
Looks just like thirty cents!
NEXT MONDAY WOULD HAVE
I1EEN HIS SEVENTY-FOURTH
BIRTHDAY EDITOI! OF THE
WAYNE COUNTY HE1CALI) FOR
MHtTV YEAHS FOUGHT THE
BATTLES OF THE DEMO-
PARTY IN WAYNE
AND CAME OUT
Former Judge Thomas J. Ham, a
lifelong resident of this place, died
Saturday afternoon at tho home of
his son, Eugene P. Ham, at Lake
wood, N. J., following a stroke of
paralysis lie suffered last Thursday.
He was i-eventy-four years of age,
und had always been prominently as
sociated with tho business and social
life of the Wayne county sent.
During tho past couple of years
tho health of Mr. Ham had been very
poor and ho had already suffered two
Judge Thomas J. Hani,
Veteran Honesdnle Journalist
Dies At Lakewood, N. J
strokes of paralysis, which left him
in an enfeebled condition. He left
home some time ago for Lakewood,
believing thnt the mild and healthful
temperature of that famous resort
would be beneficial to him. Last
Thursday morning he was stricken
for the third time and since, his con
dition was such that the members
of the family knew that the end was
Mr. Ham was born Feb. 20, 1S37,
and graduated from Wyoming Serai-
nary in 1855. For half a century he
was editor of the Wayne County
Herald and through his facile pen
exerted considerable influence over
the destinies of his county. In politics
he was a Democrat and during the
Pattlson administration was appoint
ed ossociate judge of the Wayne
county court and a year later was
elected to the same office for a term
of five years.
Mr. Ham was probably tho last
survivor of the dinner given to
Charles Dickens In New York in
1S58 by newspaper editors and pub
lishers. Besides his widow, he is survived
by two sons, Eugene P. Ham, form
erly of Honesdale, but now a resi
dent of Lakewood, N. J., and Wil
liam Wallace Ham, of the staff of
the New- York Sun, who makes his
home at Woodhaven, Long Island.
Mr. Ham Is also survived by an only
brother, William H. Ham, Honesdale.
Funeral Of Judge T. J. Ham.
Funeral services for tho late
Judge Thomas J. Ham were held this
(Tuesday) afternoon in Grace Pro
testant Episcopal church, Rev. A. L.
Whittaker officiating at 1 o'clock.
The pall bearers were: Judge Alonzo
T. Searle, Judge Henry Wilson,
Judge Perry A. Clark, H, T. Menner,
H. J. Conger, G. M. Genung. The
body lay In state in the church from
10 o'clock until noon, and was view
ed by hundreds of people In all
walks of life. Interment was made
In Glen Dyberry cemetery.
Sketch Of Judge Ham's Career.
Thomas J. Hnm, who died Satur
day at Lakewood, N. J., aged seventy-four
years, less eight days, was
born in Honesdale, Wayne county,
February 20, 1837, the third child of
Thomas and Elizabeth (Bellamy)
Ham, who came to America from
Cornwall, England, in 1832. His
father was a prominent merchant
and manufacturer of tho village, but
the tastes of Thomas, Jr., turned
distinctly to books. His early edu
cation was received in tho district
schools taught by Benjamin W. Den
nis and William G. Arnold. He af
terward attended Honesdalo Acad
emy and when B. B. Smith relin
quished Its management, and opened
a book store at Honesdale young
Ham accepted a position with him,
and for three years pursued his stud
ies with that thorough educator, at
the same time discharging his duties
as a clerk. When fifteen years of
age he taught a district school at
Beach Pond. He then re-entered the
academy for a year, acting as assist
ant in the Ilonesdale postofflco dur
ing his hours out of school. In
1853 he entered Wyoming Semi
nary, and while in that Institution
defrayed a considerable portion of
his expenses by filling the position
of private secretary to the principal,
Uev. Dr. Reuben Nelson, and by
teaching1 the writing classes. He was
graduated In 1856, taking second
honors, and therewith, the author-
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