The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, March 17, 1911, Image 1
WEATHER FOnEoAs'tf: FAttt. WEATHER FORECAST: VA READ THE CITll READ THE CITIZEN SAFE, SANE, SURE. SAFE, SANE, sui 68th YEAR. NO. 22 HONESDALB, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 1911. PRICE ENTS Citiictt JURY FINDS HORSE THIEF GUILTY. Judge Little Presides In Two Cases-Land Dispute Case Still On-Routine Business. ( PLEA OF "NOT GUHTV" ENTERED IN CORTRIOHT CASE; REV. W. H. SWIFT AS JUROR HAS A DUSV DAY. UG NEW S News and Views of The Legislators. Warren Simpson, who says he lives at Wlnwood, was convicted Tues day of horso stealing and receiving stolen, goods. Sentence will be pass ed tho close of the court session. Tho case lasted part of Monday and nearly all of Tuesday. Charles Spowak was prosecutor. It will bo remembered that Warren Simpson was arrested Thursday, December IB, by Constable Jesse Sherwood, Preston, at Wlnwood, In Dan Labar's barn whero he had gone to work, on complaint brought by Charles Spewak, Waymart, "that Simpson did on tho night of September 3, 1910, at Clinton township, steal, tako and lead away one horse of the Taluo of $150, the property of Charles Spewak." The second case fcr trial, C. A. Cortright and E. II. Cortright, trad ing as Cortright and Son vs. Erie Railroad company, trespass, was tailed late Tuesday afternoon. Judgo Ralph B. Little, Montrose, President Judgo of Susquehanna tounty, presided. A plea of not cullty was entered and the following jury empaneled: Patrick P. O'Neill, Lebanon; G. A. Spangenberg, South Canaan; Rev. W. II. Swift, D. D., Honcsdale; James Blackwell, Da mascus; John H. Flynn, Manchester; George Klnnoy, Gouldshoro; Walter Bigolow, Mt. Pleasant; James Bur nett, Waymart; Charles Davey, Ber lin; 0. E. Fitzpatrick, Mt. Pleasant; Maurice Pothick, Clinton; George Selpp, Damascus. Attorneys P. H. Iloff, Chester A. Garratt appeared for tho plaintiff, and Charles P. O'Malley, Scranton, and Searle & Salmon for the defendant. Seldon Munger, Esq., Montrose, is attending court this week. He will be associated with the District At torney M. E. Simons In tho prosecu tion of the case of E. K. Alrey and F. K. Spencer, trading as Airey and Spencer vs. J. B. Keen, Jr., assump sit. Attorney Munger is a promi nent Republican candidate for Dis trict Attorney of Susquehanna coun ty. In the' case of Cortright & Son rersus Erio Railroad Co., Judge Ralph B. Little, Montrose, Wednes day afternoon, after hearing the evi dence Instructed tho jury to find a Terdlct for tho defendant. Tho third case on tho calendar was that of Albert A. Fitze vs. John T. Mills, ejectment, tho plaintiff claim ing tract of land in Clinton contain ing about 82 square rods, to which a plea was entered of "Not guilty" by tho defendant, Judge Ralph B. Little presiding. Attorney F. P. Kimble appearing for tho plaintiff and Lawyers W. H. Lee and E. C. Mumford for tho defense. These jurors wero drawn Wednesday after noon in the case: Leslie Cease, So. Canaan; Yens Lllholt, Damascus; James J. Hoag, Buckingham, Em mett Swingle, Prompton; James Blackwell, Damascus; Edw. Aminer man, Lake; G. A. Spangenberg, So. Canaan; Charles Davey, Berlin; Friend Black, Lake; C. E. Fitzpat rick, Mt. Pleasant; Rev. W. H. Swift, D. D., Honesdale; John H. Flynn, Manchester. Testimony In fhla case was heard all day Thurs day, and had not been concluded at tho time of going to press. Tho Rev. W. H. Swift, D. D., who erved on two juries In ono day, found time Wednesday noon to marry Walter Thomas, Whites Val ley, and Grace Wedge, Dyberry, at the Presbyterian manse. Tho case of Elizabeth Hawker vs. Georgo Poppenhelmer, trespass, has been settled. Orphans' Court. Tho following flrst and final ae eounts were confirmed nisi: First and final account of F. W. Oswood, adm'r of Annette Shaffer, lato of Lake Twp. dee'd. First and final account of Georgo W. Frey, adm'r of Margaret Fass bauer, lato of Texas Twp. dee'd. First and final account of H. E. Bassett and. Charles L. Bassett, exrs. of Electa R. Bassett, late of Hones dalo borough, dee'd. First and partial account of Vere B. Stone, F. J. Stone, and W. E. Perham, excrs. of H. R. Stone, late of Honesdalo borough, dee'd. First and final account of Agnes C. Purdy, excx. of Georgo S. Purdy, lato of Honesdalo Borough, doe'd. First and final account of Allssa 8. Kennedy, Admx. of Porter Ken nedy, lato of Mount Pleasant town hip, dee'd. Second and final account of Nellie Woodward, admx. of C. H. Wood ward, late of Hawloy borough dee'd. Appraisement of $300 to Jane G. Palmer, widow of S. T. Palmer, late of Hawley borough dee'd. Appraisement of $300 to Anna M. Burcher, widow of John L. Burcher, late of Honesdale borough, dee'd. Appraisement of $300 to Elizabeth Bayer, widow of Andrew Bayer, late of Paupack township, dee'd. In re salo of estate of Wm. C. Campbell, dee'd, return of salo filed 'and approved. In re sale of Sarah A. Gromllch, dee'd, return of sale filed and ap proved, also report of distribution of proceeds of sale filed and approved. In re appointment of guardian for Agnes It. Carr, minor child of Mich ael and Mary- Carr, late of Texas township, dee'd. Mrs. Eugenia Kill- gallon appointed. E MUNICIPAL PRIMARIES IN OCTOBER. Summary of Important Events ABB Over The Country ToBd s. (Continued on Page Four). THE PARK EXTENSION AND JUDGES' SAIjAKV HILLS LO CAL OPTION ROADS. March 12. There are many Re publicans, sincere friends and ad mirers of tho President, who will not follow him In his endorsement of Secretary Balllnger, and many there are who believe that tho Taft administration would have been stronger had the resignation of Mr. Balllnger been accepted a year or more ago. It Is true that the Conr gressional Investigating Committee, or at least the majority of It, gave him a clean bill of health, but his usefulness 6s a pillar of strength to the party and to the administration was seriously impaired, and though no evil act was directly laid at the Secretary's door, he failed to make tho right Impression when put up on his defence. Ono cannot help but admire the President's loyalty, even though his opinion is not made unanimous . The Secretary's prose cution of his defamers may bring out his side of the caso more strongly. Courts have a way of get ting at the real facts. Park Extension mil. The bill Introduced in the Senate by Senator Fox of Harrisburg, known as the Park Extension bill, passed that body this week by a vote of 34 to 3, and it will now have to work its way through the House. From present Indications the pur chase will be made, for the land Is likely to be needed In a few years. Large as the new Capitol is and complete as it seemed, it Is not suf ficient to house tho different state departments, and the Water Supply commission nas been assigned to quarters away from Capitol Hill. Some departments have more room than is needed at present, but it cannot well be utilized for any oth ers, so the Board of Public Grounds and Buildings is seri ously considering what cau be done, The best available space for build ing Is the part which it Is now pro posed to purchase, between the present Park and the Railroad, and it can bo secured for a less figure now than ever again. Tho friends of the bill have strong hopes of getting tho bill through. Governor Stuart vetoed a similar bill two years ago, on account of insufficient revenue. Judges' Salary Bill. The Judges' Salary bill, which means an Increase of the expense of maintaining the courts of about $250,000, passed the House and Is now before the Senate, There are whispers of what the Senate will do to It, and what tho Governor will do to It, but It stands a fairly good chance of becoming a law at this session. Tho minimum salary pay able under the new act Is $GO0O a year. The courts will probably be asked to say that It shall apply to tho Judges now In office. It is now Judgo Witmer of the U. S. District Court. Only a few years ago he succeeded Hon. Fred C. Leonard as U. S. .Marshal of the dis trict, later succeeding Hon. S. J. M. Mcuarrell as Attorney and now suc ceeding Judge Archbald as the head of the court. It Is intimated that after a while there may be a change in me ciencsnip so long held by E. R. W. Searle, of Susquehanna coun ty, but we shall have to wait and see. Notice To Express Companies. The House passed a bill this week which is causing the Express com panies to sit up and take notice. Under tho law as it stands upon the books at present the five or six big companies, all of them foreigners, pay a sum total of less than $20, 000 In taxes to tho state, when they should rightfully pay about ten times as much, and this bill, which passed tho House by a vote of 17G to nothing, proposes to properly tax them. Practically all tho express business In this state is done by the Adams, United States, Wells-Fargo, National and the American. Tho principle or method of taxation in the new bill has already been favor ably passed upon by the U. S. Su preme Court in a caso which went up from another state. Local option, for this session at least, received a solar plexus blow last Monday night, when the House refused to put the bill on the calen dar. The vote showed that not much gain had been made over the strength shown by thd friends of the measuro two years ago. Sproul Good Roads, From present appearances the Sproul Good Roads bill Is to bo' put through and tho people will be ask ed to allow the Constitution to be amended so as to allow tho state to AMERICANS DETAINED A dispute has arisen between Mex ico and the United States over the detention In the Mexican Jail at Juarez of two American sympa thizers of the revolutionists named Edwin M. Blatt and C. H. Converse. The State Department has positively stated that the two men were cap tured on American soil. The Mexi can Embassy denies that tho capturo was made on American territory. Blatt Is the son of one of the con stituents of Stephen G. Porter, Representative-elect from Pittsburg. Mr. Porter asserts that Blatt and his companion, Converse of Glendora, near Los Angeles, were kldnepped by three .Mexicans within American territory. An official statement issued at Juarez gives tho assurances that all Americans now confined In Mexican jails will bo given trials in civil courts on tho cliargo .of sedition against tho Mexican Government but that In tho future nil insurrection ists no matter what their nationality may be subject to the death penalty under military law. Senor Limantour, the Mexican Minister of Finance, has loft New York Fi-ddenly in response to a se cret message from President Diaz. Tho 'Mexican Minister has issued a statement in which he affirms that the revolt in his country may be laid directly at the doors of maga zine muckrakers. Public opinion In America Is pro revolutionary and Is becoming more so every day. Diplomats aro of tho opinion that tho situation should be given moro publicity in order that tho people may be fully Informed. An attempt was made to blow up the barracks at Juarez with two charges of nitro-glycerlne. Parts of the buildings occupied by Mexican troops were destroyed. Speaking for tho President, Sec retary of tho Treasury MacVeagh said that tho troops will not cross the border and that there will be no interference with the Mexican Gov ernment on the part of the United States. Bill Approved By Rep. State Leaders-Applies To Odd Years and Party Officers. GOVERNOR SIGNS BILLS Governor Tener signed the follow ing bills yesterday: Regulating extent to which a de fendant mny bo cross-examined when testifying in his own behalf. Permitting County Commissioners to issue bonds for erection and re pair of buildings for the care of chil dren under jurisdiction of courts. Refunding to A. Sidney Reynolds, of Philadelphia, $470 erroneously paid as a State license. Authorizing county commission ers to erect and maintain dykes along non-navigable streams affected by the tide or floods. Appropriating $25,000 for State Hospital near Shamokin, to complete buildings. Validating acts done and convey ances made by or to corporations af ter letters patent are Issued and be fore the recording of their charters. ARREST A MURDERER Frank Heldemann, a florist of As bury Park, N. J., was arrested Wed nesday charged with the mur.der of the ten-year-old school girl Mamie Smith, whose body was found In the Manasseo Woods, near Asbury Park, on November 13 last. Heldemann was arrested on the Express running from Atlantic City and New York between Farming dale and Red Bank. Ho was on his way to take a boat to Honduras. Heldemann has been suspected of the murder for months past by John S. Applegate, Jr., prosecutor for Monmouth county. He obtained the services of a German detectivo who va3 a boyhood friend of the suspect ed man. The detective, whoso name lias been withheld, soon gained the confidence of his old chum and it is said that Heldemann has mado a full confession of the crime to his supposititous lrlend. Tho police were obliged to protect him from the crowds when he step ped off tho train at Red Bank and he was rushed in an automobile to the county jail at Freeholu. .Mamie Smith did not come home from school on November S and four days later her mutilated body was found in tho woods near Deal Lake with the skull split by tho blow of an axe. Heldemann and one other man were seen leaving that part of the wood on the day of the crime it is alleged. Heldemann was arrested and later discharged by a coroner's jury. MAN MURDERED ABROAD From special despatches to tho Rome Trlbuna it is learned hat H. Do Cou, an American archaeological explorer, was shot and killed by an Arab in the town of Telene. After the shooting the Arab escaped and so far has not been captured. Mr. De Cou was a director of the Carter Archaeological School of Rome, and was a member of 'the ex pedition sent by the Archaeological Institute of America and tho Mus eum of Fine Arts "of Boston to make excavations in the ancient city of Cyrene, in northern Africa. The State Department at Wash ington has received a cablegram from Richard Norton, the director of the expedition, stating that an American was killed by Arabs. It Is known who the murderer was and steps have been taken for his ar rest. The American Embassy of Con stantinople has taken the matter up with tho Ottoman Government. A bill fixing the flrst Saturday In October as the date of the primary elections for tho nomination of can didates to be voted for at munici pal elections, was Introduced in tho Senate by Senator Tustin yesterday. It was the result of the conference held In Senator Penrose's office last Monday. It applies to the municipal elections In the odd numbered years and for tho election of party offi cers. There is reason to believe that this bill will pass the Legislature and be approved by the governor. It has already been reported out for print ing. If it passes, the nomination of a candidate for Mayor of Philadel phia will take place in October un less the term of tho present Mayor bo lengthened by Legislative enact ment, together with other municipal ofllcers whose successors are to be elected next fall. A largo majority of the represen tatives of the interior counties are in favor of postponing the primaries from June until September or October. Ono of the arguments In favor of a lato primary from a party organi zation point o'f view Is that the In dependents would have but a short time to elect nn organization to sup port an opposition ticket. Senator McNlchol wanted to hold the pri maries on June 3rd while David H. Lane, a member of the Commission on Elections was very much in fa vor of September or October. It Is thought that no other bill to revise the election laws will be passed at this session of the Legis lature. One of the provisions of tho bill Is: "That in years In which munici pal elections occur (being the odd numbered years) the uniform pri mary elections for the nomination of all candidates to be voted for at the municipal elections In such years and for electing certain party officers shall bo held on ho flrst Saturday of October, and that tho said pri mary elections shall bo conducted In accordance with and subject to all the requirements and provisions of Ing Angel Fish, moans the N. Y. aQ : .! CELEBRATE WITH US Merchandise history, like National history rings with the echo of certain names. The name Mill Mi WOMAN'S VOTE COMING It is not probable that the bills for woman's suffrage now before the State Legislature will bo given a favorable recommendation. Never theless the suffragists have stirred the State Capitol as never before and it Is considered only a matter of time before they get their demands. It Is common opinion that the cauBO of woman's suffrage has been greatly advanced In Pennsylvania. Of course among the various Senators and Legislators you can get as many shades of opinion on the subject as the number of people to whom you talk. However In spite of the fun pok ed at the affnlr, underneath there run's a vein of serious consideration which points to a probable success' ful outcome In futuro years. ROBIN TO TELL ALL Joseph O. Robin, former Presi dent of the Northern Bank of New York, went before the Grand Jury yesterday to tell what he know of many bank secrets including the failure of the Carnegie Trust Conv pany. Seventy-five bankers were sub poenaed to fill in the links of the chain of evidence which District At torney Whitman has forged against the despoilers of that institution. Mr. Carnegie himself may be called before the Grand Jury. Robin was expected to confirm much of the evidence that the dis trict attorney has gathered rather than to offer any new and startling evidence of his own. Most Important in tho story Rob in was expected to relate wero the details of tho deposits of city mon eys. The district attorney directed Dobln's disclosures so that each phase of the situation was exhaust ed before another was taken up as Robin has complained that he is in such poor health that his mind can not be concentrated for long on i single subject. bo bonded in tho sum of $50,000, 000 for good roads purposes. It is proposed to saddle a portion of this burden upon posterity as they will bo largely tho beneficiaries. So far no organized opposition to the plan has nppeared, the only objection to be made, if liny, being as to the plan, and not to the purpose, for every body favors good roads. Governor Tener Is reported as being In favor of tho bill, as well as Senator Pen rose, and their support will un doubtedly result In the passage of the act. Nothing much can be done however, until the bonds are au thorized and sold, and that means several years from now. DEAD IN RED, Hiram Comfort, a married man who lived with his wife and daugh ter, at Galilee, was found dead In bed Tuesday morning at tho home of Osborne W. Baker, a prominent Slko farmer, where he had gone to work a short time ago. Ho went to bed complaining of pains at his heart Monday evening, and expired during the night. Coroner P. B. Peterson, Honesdalo, was summon ed and decided that as lie died from naturar causes, neuralgia of tho heart, no inquest need bo hold. Death Of Michael Crlmmlns. Mlc'hael Crlmmlns died Tuesday evening at 8:30 oclock at his homo In Dyberry from general debility, at the age of 75 years. Mr. Crlmmlns was a well-known farmer having resided on the old Sidney Bushnell placo for upwirds of 35 years. He was born In Ireland, his parents being Ed ward Crlmmlns and Fllen (McCarty) His wifo died 7 years ago. A severe attack of grippe confined him to his bed since Tuesday a week. Three children survive: Mary and Michael at home, and James, Newark, N. J Funeral services will bo held In his late homo Saturday morning at 8 o'clock and in St. John's tho Evan- gellst R. C. church at 10 o'clock Rev. Father Thomas M. Hanley, of ficiating, with Interment In St John's cemetery. Panlinmllcrs Arrested. Tuesday night, corner Main and Ninth streets, County Detectivo N. B Spencor arrested a hobo, for pan handling. Ostensibly, bo was an umbrella mender. Ho was also drunk. After a night In Jail bo was permitted to leave the town. 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