The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, April 19, 1911, Image 1
You Want a Better County Paper Help Us Get Both ! WUAT1IKH FORECAST: FAIR. WEATIIKIt FORECAST: F READ THE CITIZEN SAFE, SANK, SUItK. READ THE CITHN SAFE, SANK, Si 68th YEAR -NO. 31 HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 1911. PRICE m TO DROP CHARGE ?! HUNKELE VERDICT !SWEATNAM A STAR i i Alleged Fire Bug May Not Cororner's Jury Report! Wayne County Visitor be Prosecuted : On Double Tragedy ! Makes 'Em Laugh I Sustained Interest Shows Popularity of Kick Kon test Fresh Supply of Brand New Bills. We Want 5000 Circulation m ' i CENTS mg MAN SMILES MEXICANBATTLE 12-Hour Conflict Rages at Agua Prieta AMERICAN TOWN MIDDLED BY STORM OF BULLETS; SEVEN WOUNDED. The most iinportani battle of the -Mexican revolution thus fnr was that on Monday at Rgua Prieta between 1600 Federals, under command of Lieut-Col. Diaz, and 1000 rebels under Balasario Garcia, and result ed in the repulse of the formen The battle, however, was not fin ally decisive. It lasted from 6:30 i a. m. until sundown. At nightfall, two Federal machine guns were In I i.1 i r , 1 i . , cuu lusHussiun oi lie reueis anu me Federals had sustained a loss esti mated by the rebels as at least 200 killed and wounded. The rebels gave their own loss at 20. From the beginning of the battle, regardless of the warning given by he United States Government to the leaders of both forces, a rain of bul lets poured Into the American town f Douglas, and, when the day was ver, It was found that seven non iombatant residents of that city had been wounded. The situation Is regarded in Wash ington as serious. The President yesterday received many bulletins re garding the battle, and is described as being much worried. His inten tion Is to leave the question of in tervention by this country to Con gress. Senator Stone of Missouri has introduced a resolution directing the Committee on Foreign Relations to investigate the situation in Mex ico and to make a report to the Sen ate. Efforts toward peace continue. The Journey of the elder Madero, who will appeal to his son to stop the conflict, was interrupted yester day by the burning of railway bridges, but was later continued. Gen. Orozco is still engaged with the Federal forces north of Chihua hua in his attempt to rescue rebel prisoners, including Americans, cap tured at Casas Grandes. Important engagements are ex pected today in the States of Publa, Tabasco, and Yucatain. Rebels are again active in Morelos and the Fed eral district, In one town of which a revolutionist Government has been set up. Capt. Oscar G. Crelghton, an American, who blow up many rail road bridges for the rebels, was killed near Juarez. Mexico City is anxious over the situation. It is feared that rebel successes will greatly add to their strength. How Sproul Bill Will Affect the Town There are two hundred and eighty different routes provided for in the "Sproul" Stato Highway bill as it passed the State Senate. The bill Js now being considered in the House of Representatives. Hones dale and Wayne county are effected by the following routes: Route Six from Scranton to Honesdale commencing at a point on the boundary line of the city of Scranton and running by way of Dunmore, Throop and Carbondale to a place on the dividing line be tween Lackawanna and Wayne ounties, thence into Honesdale, Route Seven from Honesdale to llilford commencing in Honesdale and running to Hawley to a point on the dividing lino between Wayne and Pike counties, thence by way of Blooming Grove into Milford, Pike oounty. Route One Hundred and Seventy ne from Stroudsburg to Honesdale, ommencing in Stroudsburg and running over Route One Hundred and Sixty-nine to Swiftwater, thence to Pocono Summit, thence over Route One Hundred and Sixty-nine to Mount Pocono, thence by way of the North and South Pike to Drov er's Homo to a point on the dividing lino between Monroe and Wayne counties; thence by way of South Sterling, Newfoundland, Hamlin, Ariel, Pink, Hoadleys and Cherry Ridge in Honesdale, Wayne county. Route One Hundred and Seventy two from Scranton to Honesdale: Commencing at a point on the boundary line of the city of Scranton and running over Route One Hun dred and Sixty-eight to Elmhurst; thence by way of Drinker to a point on the dividing line between Lack awanna and Wayne counties; thence by way of Hollistervllle and Hamlin thence over route One Hundred and Seventy-one into Honesdale, Wayne county. Route One Hundred and Soventy three from Honesdale to the New York State lino: Commencing in Honesdale and running by way of Dyberry, Rileyvllle and Equlnunk to a point opposito the New York State line. Route One Hundred and Seventy four from Honesdale to Montrose: Commencing in Honesdale and run ning over Route Six to Carbondale; thence running to a point on the dividing lino between Lackawanna and Susquehanna counties; thence by way of Clifford, South Gibson, Har ford and the New Milford; thence COUNTY ROUTES CORTKIOHT SAYS HK DOESN'T KNOW; LIFK AND CI1AKAC TKIt OF THOMAS HEALY. "Well I don't know, I'm sure," said Eugene H. Cortright of the firm of C. A. Cortright & Son, when seen at his office, Thursday morning by a Citizen man, anil told that it was rumored about town that the case against Thomas Healy, charged with setting lire last Wednesday night to the Cortright barn, was to be drop ped, and asked whether that rumor was correct. "I went over and talked with him Sunday," continued Mr. Cortright. He simply says he didn't do it; that he wasn't in the barn after half past eight. "Oil yes, he feels awful bad as he naturally would. He feels bad to think we accused him of it. I don't know what to do." Thomas Healy came to Honesdale about fifteen or sixteen years ago, according to Mr. Cortright, and he was away about eight years. He came as an orphan from the New burg, N. Y., home. "lie came here," resumed Mr. Cortright, "on a boat. Somebody took him from the home, and he has been here since, save when he was out west. "He went by the name of "Tom my" Cortright quite a little. My father, Chauncey Cortright, took him in. He has been here ever since he came back from the west. "He's a line boy when he's sober, and an awful good worker. "I hardly know what to do. We only had him arrested on suspicion anyhow. "Coals Of Fito On His Head." "I bought a new suit of clothes and sent It over to him yesterday. He hadn't spent a cent of money for clothes, for several years. Every cent of money he got went for booze. "Healy had his meals up at the house. He very seldom went to the house when he was drinking, and he would go for two weeks at a time without eating anything, so you can imagine what condition he was in. When asked again what he was going to do in the matter, Mr. Cort right said: "1 am going to let him get good and sober. He's got quite a number of friends. When he's so ber, there's no better boy every lived. He'd do nnything in the world for anybody." As to his early life, Mr. Cortright told of his coming to Honesdale many years ago. "He said the' men whipped him on the boat. He must have been ten or eleven years old then. Ho is about twenty-seven years old now. He came here in the day time. My father went to Father John, who was the parish priest here then, and he told him to keep hlra. He stayed here seven or eight years. He went away in 1900 and came back a little over two years ago. "I got a letter from St. Louis say ing if I'd send him money, he'd come back to Honesdale. I sent him ?20. Joined 'Hie Salvation Army. "He worked for the Salvation Army in St. Louis quite a long time. Ho gets letters from Salvation Army headquarters out there now." Sir. Cortright thought Healy might have been Jealous of Edward Hempstead, who is to go into partner ship with him after the barn is built and things are straightened out. On the day of the fire Healy went up to the Cortright house, and want ed to go to bed in the spare room. Mrs. Cortright wouldn't let him, and told him to go down to the barn and sleep. Healy said to her "he'd get even with her," or words to that effect. over Route Ten into Montrose, Sus quehanna county. Route Two Hundred and Twenty from Honesdale to Stroudsburg: Commencing- In Honesdale and run ning over Route Seven to Blooming Grove; thence by way of Porter's Lake to a point on the dividing lino between Pike and Monroe counties; thence by way of Ressaca and Pop lar Bridge to Marshall's Creek; thence over Route One Hundred and sixty-seven to Stroudsburg, Mon roe county. Route Two Hundred and Twenty seven from Honesdale to the New York stato line: Commencing in Honesdale and running over Route Six to Prompton; thence by wny of Aldenvllle, Creamton, Wayne Fish Hatchery and Belmont to a point on the dividing line between Wayne and Susquehanna counties; thence by way of Herrick Center, Ararat and Jackson to Susquehanna; thenco over Route Ten to Great Bend; thence to the New York State lino. Route Two Hundred and Fifty five from Honesdale to the Now York State line: Commencing In Honesdale and running over Route Seven to the dividing line between Wayne and Pike counties; thence by way of Baoba, Rowlands and Lacka waxen to Shohola, Pike county, op posite Barryvllle, New York. The Harrisburg Telegraph of April 13 said: Governor Tener will probably have the pleasure of at taching his official autograph to his great State highway measuro next week. There was not a vote against the bill In the Senate yesterday and it will go through the House In about the same fashion. CAUSE OF MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF TWO BROTHERS STILL UNKNOWN. "That Edward Hunkelo and Chns. Hunkele came to their death in the township of Palmyra, November 11, 1910; that Edward Hunkele came to his death from dilation of a de generate heart, caused by some un due excitement; that Charles Hunkele came to his death by suf focation or strangulation by some person or persons to the jurors un known," was the verdict rendered. last Saturday afternoon," at an aa journcd meeting of the coroner's! jury held in the office of Dr. E. B. . Gavitte at White Mills. The report Is signed by the six men selected to serve by acting coro-1 nor Robert A. Smith when the ilrst j Inquest was held November 12, who are Eugene A. Dorilingor, Morris Evans, H. E. Bassett, J. S. Edsall, Nelson Johnson, Jno. C. Dorflinger. Dr. John D. Wilson, Scranton, ap peared before the Inquest, and went over the case quite thoroughly. Skipping unimportant details and summing it up he said to the jury about what they found as a verdict, viz: that Edward Hunkelo came to his death by reason of dilation of a degenerate heart, brought on by some unusual excitement. He (Dr.1 Wilson) couldn't tell what that ex-, citement was of course. Charles Hunkele was either suffo cated or strangulated, and under the circumstances as the witnesses de-, tailed it, it could not possibly have been done by himself. The reason for the delay In the finding of the coroner's jury, was due to the delay of Dr. Wilson in furnish ing his report and partly owing to the difficulty of getting the jurymen together. As far as can be learned no chemi cal examination of the viscera of the ill-fated Hunkele brothers wat- ever made, since such an analysis would have cost from $1,000 to ?1,500. Dr. Wilson's pathologic diagnosis in the case of the Hunkelo brothers covers twelve closely-written type written pages. The whole countryside was shock; ed one day last November to hear of the tragic death of the Hunkele brothers at the homo of their father, Fred J. Hunkele, who lives on a farm in Palmyra township, Wayne couuty, one short mile south of White Mills, right over the township line, along the towpath of the old Delaware and Hudson canal. (Continued on Page Five.) s Next Tuesday Last Day for New Bills FIVE MONTHS' WORK TO CLEAN UP IN FIVE WEEKS. Next Tuesday is the last day for in troducing new bills in the House of Representatives, except by unanl mous consent, for this session, but as this Is not often denied except to unpopular members, the door will still bo left open for anything of a worthy nature. In the Senate no restriction has been made so far as the time is concerned and bills can come In for some time yet, even though May 25 bas been set as the day for final adjournment. With five months of work ahead to clean up in Ave weeks, there must bo a weeding out process, for in matters legisla tive it is not always a case of the survival of the fittest. Probably a thousand bills will fall by the way side, some of them meretorlous, while others, probably less so, will manage to get through and up to the Gov ernor. "Something Doing." There will bo something doing from now on. Bills of vast import ance remain to bo acted upon, to some of which the Republican or ganization practically stand pledged, and which it will try to work through. The school code is past the House and In a fair way to pass the Senate with some amendments await ing It. Senator Sproul's bill will get through with but little opposition. Governor Tener's Public Utilities bill seems destined to cause trouble for the lawmakers, for some of the big corporations are disposed to light. Bills reorganizing several of the De partments are still pending, as well as some salary questions. During the second week of May and from then on appropriation bills and ad ministration measures are given the right of way, so that there is need for some hustling on the part of the ambitious member who is desirous of making a good Impression by getting his bill up to the Governor. Governor Tener Is showing a flno discrimination on matters requiring Executive approval, and has his veto axe working, just to show how handy ho can be with that weapon. His reasons for disapproval are bo fair and convincing, that so far no offer has been made to override tho veto. Autoniobillsts Kick. Automobillsts over the state are planning a fight against the bill put ting the license fees well up over the (Continued on Page Four.) BLACK FACE COMEDIAN IN "EX CUSE ME" ADDS TO TDK JOY OF THE COUNTRY. Step lively now if you want to split a few laughs with Mr. Willis Sweat nam; head porter on the "Excuse Me" express, and long recognized as head quarters for an original brand of burnt cork comedy. For almost fifty years the Sweat nnm face has had Its daily dip In burnt cork, and tho rugged health of Its owner makes It fairly Bure of a brunette bath for many years to come, a fact which will please thous ands who have been amused by tho ebony entertainer. During that per iod he has joked his way around the world, his high pitched voice and hesitating delivery having made au diences laugh in many countries. Old timers will recall htm best as one of the funniest end men that ever inter rogated nn interlocutor about the chicken, but the present generation knows him as the delineator of a number' of darky characters In plays of the last decade. "Wo-wo-wowhat you want with me, man?" asked Mr. Sweatnam throwing on his stuttering dialect to the last speed. "Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-has Ah done anything wrong?" Assured that every little thing was all right and that there was no need of being alarmed, he reached down to his ankles and drew up a sigh of re lief. Then ho went on with the work of destroying his identity. Half a dozen moves with the sooty hands and the Sweatnam smile was burled under an Inky blanket. "Doesn't your face ever protest against such treatment?" "It knows better. It wouldn't get anything to eat if I didn't black up." "You've been blacking up a few years now?" "About fifty. What are you laugh ing at? You're like all the rest of my friends. They think I'm twice fifty." Every once In a while I meet an admirer who insists that I must be at least two hundred and ten years old. That's because I started so young. I began when I was seven and 1 was llfty-seven last month. When you've been before the public fifty years you can find lots of per sons .who romember seeing you fifty years before you started. And they'll tell their friends that you were an old man then." "Have you ever tried white face?" "Several times, but not for very long. 1 always felt half undressed when I reached the footlights. You know how you feel when you forget to put on your undershirt. Well, just like that. I don't mind It any more. It's got to be second nature. My face could' black itself without any as sistance now. Tho habit is so strong that I 'have to wear handcuffs to keep from blacking up during the vacation period." Has Had n Shady Past. "You've had a shady past?" "And I hope the future Is just as dark," laughed the comedian. "I know it's a shame to deprive the matinee girls of the chance to rave over my beauty, but It cannot be helped. Nature Intended that I should go through life under a cloud, and that's all there Is to it." "And now for the little school house stuff." "Meaning where was little Willie bornj ' "Exactly." "Then prepare yoursolf for the worst. Zanesvillo, Ohio. I Inter rupted the proceedings there one bright morning fifty-seven years ago. When all the children began acquir ing crooked mouths from trying to say Zanesvillo my father decided it was time to move to' Cincinnati. I was fivo years old at the time and did not have a vote in family matters. If 1 had I would have been for New York on the first ballot. I made ray first appearance in Cincinnati as a member of a juvenile dramatic com pany. I was seven years old at the time." "What was the name of the pieco?" "I can't recall just now, but I had the leading comedy role. My sister Sally had the principal sou brette part. Wo travelled all through Ohio and did fino business. Juvenile companies wore In great demand at that time. I don't re member what wages I got, but I can't recall that It placed any great strain on my trousers. My mother went with tho troupe to look after us." "When did you begin your min strel career?" "Not till several years later. While I was with tho dramatic com pany I put In all my spare moments (Continued on Page Eight.) Scliuerliolz Retained by Washington. J. Ed. Griffin, baseball writer for the Washington Star, says in Satur day's Issuo: Sherry, the youngest member of tho National's pitching staff, will be given an opportunity to develop gradually. It is not likely that he will start any game for some time, but the first time a game Is lost or the Nationals get a big margin on the right side of tho ledger, Sherry will bo given an opportunity to face some Major League batsmen, Tho youngster has plenty to make him a winner and only needs experience and he Is to devote his entire season to getting that. KICKS MAY COME AND KICKS MAY FOREVER; HAVE YOU WON The fifth week of The Citizen's kick kontest finds an inkreased and en thusiastic response, judging from the stacks of letters the kick editor re ceives with every mail. Interest in the kontest continues unabated. The kicks kome In from every part of the country and not a few from oxitsida the state; as, for instance one kick which came from San Diego, California. Tho kontest has proven one of. the, most popular ever run by a news paper in Wayne county and not least of its many merits Is the fakt that no subskrlptlon strings are attached to It. Everybody Is eligible to kompete whether they subscribe to The Citizen or not. For details see page 2. Some of tho kicks aro as follows: Editor The Citizen: Hero's my second kick: My first you did not comprehend, Men always kick awhile, Before they justly bow or bend; My lone estate, I did not mention, My real estate does need attention. MRS. A. A. GEARY, Hawley, Pa. Answer: A thousand pardons, madamc. Wo know a mighty good real estater If you care for his ad dress. To The Citizen: The editor of The Citizen Sent out a kicking problem, And some have kicked about the streets, And some about the hobble. And some are trying hard to kick To find the hidden treasure But I am very glad to read The Citizen 'tis a pleasure. FAITH. Answer: Many thanks. We have more faith in It now than ever. Mr. Editor: I kick hard because The Citizen does not come dally so I can read the WILLIAM WEBER, White' Mills, Pa. Answer: We knew they were arousing a great deal of Interest but we didn't know they were as popular as the above would seem to indicate. Editor The Citizen: I kick because my off ox don't walk as fast as my nigh one. Respectfully yours, EZELL WHITE. Answer: Fool him by changing his place. Editor The Citizen: I kick bekause the boys stare at my kute harem skirt. Very truly yours, ALMA K. VETTERLEIN, Paupack, Pa. Answer: Aren't they the rude In dividuals? Enjoying Every Moment in Bermuda "CITIZEN'S PARTY HAVING A DE LIGHTFUL TRIP," WRITES MISS PURDY. A dispatch from Miss Helene Purdy, Seelyville, with The Citizen party in Bermuda, states: We have arrived in Bermuda and find everything lovely. It Is an ideal day; tho sun is very warm. I was the only one sick on board in our crowd. Sincerely, HELENE PURDY. REV. JOHN It. ATKINSON AC- CE1TS A CALL. Rev. John R. Atkinson, the rector of Trinity church, Elizabeth, N. J., has formally accepted tho call to be come the rector of St. Luke's church of Scranton, succeeding Rev. Rogers Israel, D. D., who was recently elect ed the Bishop of Erie. Mr. Atkinson is well known In Honesdale. Ho was married to Carlotta Dorflinger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Dorflinger, White Mills. TO THE PERSON ELECTED PRESIDENT, THE CITIZEN WILL PRE SENT A HANDSOME SOLID GOLD MEDAL SUITABLY INSCRIBED. THE VICE-PRESIDENT WILL RECEIVE A SIMILAR MEDAL OF STERL ING SILVER. The campaign for President of the Smile club has started. Everybody is interested. Everybody has a chance to be elected. All you have to do Is to fill In the coupon with the name of the person most fitted in your opinion to hold the office. You can vote as often as you wish. Tboro Is one great consolation In this campaign. If nobody else will vote for you, you can vote for yourself. So sharpen up your pencils and name your choice. This coupon represents one vote cast for for President of the vote for for Vice President. Polls close 12 ON Editor The Citizen: 1 kick you, Mr. Editor, because you allow so many to kick at the best paper In the county Tho Citi zen. THOMAS O. MARSHALL, R. D. 4, Honesdale. Answer: Now, there speaks a man who knows what's what. Still, we're going to try to make it better and better all the time. Dear Editor: I kick because my pocket-book Was smashed so awful Hat, I could not find enough wlthia To buy an Easter hat. But If by some good fortune, 1 could that dollar get, I'd add It unto what I have, And buy that ere hat yet. MRS. BRADBURY. Answer: What color will it be? Dear Editor: I kick and kick hard, against "Stop Kissing." BESSIE L. MARKS, Galilee, Pa. Answer: Well, you know there's raelly no law against it. Editor The Citizen: I kick because a lot of kickers kick. When their kicks have been kicked without a prize, They kick and swear a ripping tear They'll get that editor by the hair. For kicking their kicks into the skies. E. A. BUCK, Hawley, Pa. Answer: That's what we wero afraid of, so we got a hair cut yes terday. Editor The Citizen: I got a bright new dollar bill For kicking once before, And just to see one once again, I'll kick just this once more. ORV1LLE WELSH, Tyler Hill, Pa. Answer: Nothing succeeds like success, does it? Tliroop Disaster Benefit. The entire receipts of a moving picture performance at the Lyric on Monday night, April 24, will be given to fund committee for aid for tho widows and orphans of the vic tims of the Pancoast Mine disaster, Throop, Pa. The entertainment oa the evening mentioned will consist of a regular moving picture per formance and some additional feat ure, to be announced later. There will be no fixed price of admission to the Lyric on this occasion, but any amount given for a ticket at the box office will be greatly appre ciated by the Pancoast Mine Disaster Committee, the unfortunate people of Throop and the management of the theatre. Funeral of Miss Martha Paul. Funeral services for the late Mies Martha Paul, who died Friday at New York, in the 52d year of her age, were held Monday morning U St. Mary Magdalena's church, Rev. Father J. W. Balta officiating, wltk Interment in the German Luther&a cemetery. Tho bearers wero: Joha Erk, Martin Dirlam, Fred Hahn, Fred Relchenbachor, James Mundy, Bernard Cavannugh. Smile Club and one , noon, June 16. GO BUT THE PRIZES RUN ONE YET? JUST KICK.