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THE CITIZEN, FRIDAY, SKIT. 20, 1011.
SONS KEPT IN
BED FOR YEARS
Strange Story of a Mother's
SAYS THEY ARE SUFFERERS.
Physicians Have Pronounced Them
Perfectly Sound Three Men, th
Youngest Twenty-seven Years Old,
and All Six Feet Tall.
Hypnotized by their mother Into tho
belief that they nro suffering from
hereditary heart CIscaso in an aggra
vated form, threo grown men havo
been lying In bed for years In their
home, near Northvllle, N. Y. Physl
clans haro examined tho three men
and declare they aro In ns sound phys
ical trim ns can be three six-footers
who have remained In bed such a
length of time.
Tho men are sons of John Bennett,
a farmer. The mother Is a robust
woman about sixty years old. Tho
sons aro George, thirty-two years old;
Ward, twenty-nine, and Frank, twenty-
seven years. They aro under the im
presslon that the slightest shock will
result in sudden death. George has
been In bed for eight years, Ward ten
years and Frank six years.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Insist
the men are nwful sufferers. They
had trouble this summer with a firm
of contractors putting through a state
highway near their home because tho
blasting had n serious effect on their
The throe men are hardy, robust
men, somewhat pale from their long
lack of exercise and sunshine, but all
sound as a dollar, according to com
petent medical men. The verdict has
no effect on the parents or the sons,
who persist in declaring themselves
very ill men.
Neighbors and visitors to tho many
summer camping resorts In the Adiron
dacks have heard of the case and call
ed on the men.
Tho authorities have offered to send
the men to a hospital, but Mrs. Ben
nett insists upon a guarantee for the
safe return of her boys and protests
that to move them would bring on an
attack of their trouble and cause
death. The authorities abnndoned tho
plan some time ago.
DOESN'T NEED GATES' GIFT.
Chicago Banker Who Was, Bequeathed
$10,000 Is Worth $25,000,000.
When John J. Mitchell, president of
the Illinois Trust nnd Savings bank
of Chicago, found that he was a bene
ficiary to the extent of $10,000 by tho
terms of tho will of John W. Gates ho
was gratified. Effusive congratula
tions not unmixed with humor camo
from his millionaire friends, for Mitch
ell Is rated as worth 23,000,000 and
really didn't need tho money. lie re
gards it as a token of friendship.
Outsiders, people unknown to Mitch
ell, took a different view of the mat
ter. They thought the bequest wholly
superfluous to tho immensely wealthy
bank president and accordingly kept
him busy at tha telephone with sug
gestions as to what to do with the
money. Most of them suggested that
he donnta it to charity. Several hos
pitals called up, saying they could use
"I hope I fully appreciate tho com
pliment to mo implied by Gates' will,"
said Mr. Mitchell. "We were not in
timates in the common acceptance of
the term. Four years ago I advised
Gates to let speculation on tho Stock
Exchange alone. Gates followed this
counsel. Since tho early part of 1007
he had not made a speculative trans-
WHAT IS A MARASCHINO?
Ruling May Come as Result of Self
ure of Alleged Imitations.
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The alleged false maraschinos vrere
the possession of a Washington
24 WEDS 96.
ne uriao naa Previously Been Mar
ried Five Times.
Mrs. Nancy Edey of Troy, Mo., nine-
TTrn null, riiJ'PnTiv wnn n nm tmnn.
iuur yvura om, is mo unaegroom.
Tho brldo was gowned In a plain
ileco of leather and clothesline. Sho
loes not appear so near tho century
nark. Sho has lived near Biles prac
ically all her life.
Inlow woro overalls and a hickory
10 helped his aged bride aboard tho
rain. lie said be married her be-
LETTER3 FOR AIR CARRIER.
) Children at One of Boxes on
) Long Island Aviation Grounds.
Photo by American Press Association
JEWELS IN PETTICOAT.
Chicago Man and Wife Held Up by
New York, Sept. 2C Rudolph Neu
man, a jeweler of Chicago, who has
made frequent trips to Europe, was
held up here after he landed from the
Holland-American liner Nleuw Amster
dam, from Rotterdam and Boulogne.
because "Information" had come from
abroad that ho had been buying jew
elry and lie had made no mention of
lowcls in his declaration.
In Mrs. N'euman's petticoat there
were thirty pockets, and there was n
package of jewelry In each. Most '
the packages contained garnets. .Mrs
Neuiuan had also a silver mesh bag lu
her grip which she had not declared
In a rubber stocking-like bandage that
Neuman wore on his thigh the search
ers found half a dozen packages filled
with unset cut diamonds, which pav
10 per cent duty, valued at about $1,500.
iSeumau and His wife were sent to
Ilobokon under arrest and charged
with smuggling. Neuman was held In
$2,000 ball for examination. As Mrs
Neuman had two young children with
her to caro for, she was released on
tier own recognizance.
ENDS ALIENATION SUIT.
Chicago Woman Kills Husband In
Denver. Colo.. Sent. 2fi. Ch nrlns A
Patterson, who Inst wcok fllort Kllll- In
the circuit court In Chicago for $23,000
against Enill Strouss. a wealthv nil.
cago clothier, alleging that the defend
ant had alienated the affections of Mrs
Patterson, was shot and Wiled here by
Mrs. ratterson. who is twnntv.fivn
years old, alleges that her husband
tneu to inn ner, that she grappled with
him and that the revolver wns na.
charged accidentally during the strug
gle. Patterson was twenty-seven years
old and camo here recently from Chi
cago. TRIES TO BURY DOG
NEAR 1776 HEROES.
Boston Woman Has Grave Dug, but
BecaKse Mrs. Sarah Bowmap Van
Ness, n slster-iu-lnw of the Rev.
Ruthemas Van Ness of the Second
Unitarian church, Boston, and a re
gent of the Daughters of the American
Revolution, had a grave dug In tho
Lexington cemetery where He tho
bodies of many heroes of tho Revolu
tionary war for her pet Irish setter,
the historic towns of Lexington nnd
Concord raised an uproar.
The dog, which was seventeen years
old, was tho property of Mrs. Van
Ness late husband, Joseph Van Ness,
who was greatly attached to tho ani
mal. After his master's death tho dog
went to tho cemetery day after day,
lying on tho grave, and it was not for
somo months that ho could be induced
to stay away. Because of tho strong
attachment between dog and master
Mrs, Van Ness thought It would bo fit
ting to havo the dog buried as near
her husband as possible.
Sho sent word to tho caretaker of tho
graveyard, who dug a full sized grave
In tho Van Ness lot. Herbert Welling
ton, who has charge of tho Lexington
cemetery, heard of Mrs. Van Ness
Intentions and enlisted tho Lexington
pollco forco to block them..
Tho date of the burial was set, and
Mrs. Van Ness, accompanied by her
luwyer and several friends, drove up
to the cemetery. The dog's body was
borno in a largo wooden box covered
with black crape. Tho funeral services
were Just about to start when tho law,
in tho persons of Mr. Wellington and
tho police force, intervened and for
bado tho burial.
After a spirited argument in the
cemetery the dog's body was taken
back to Mrs. Van Ness' homo in East
Lexington and temporarily buried
TELL CROOKS BY
A NEW SYSTEM
The "Speaking Face" is Here
SCHOOL FOR DETECTIVES.
New York Official Ha3 Been Studying
Latest Improvement of the Bertillon
Method, and Police Department Will
Tho portrait parle, or "speaking
face," n new system of identification
at present in operation in London and
Paris, Is to be introduced iu this coun
try. Pollco Commissioner Waldo is to
glvo the system a trial lu New York
city and hopes through It to build up
tho greatest school for detectives in
Captain Joseph Fnurot. in charge of
tho criminal identification of the New
York police department, has for sev
eral months past been abroad study
ing the system of facial identification
of tho criminal and other necullarlthw
of gnlt, speech and shape of head and
nis lips, ins cnecus, his cars, chin, fore
head, eyebrows, marks, wrinkles nnd
lines of the face.
The Bertillon system of linger print
identification is nirenilv in use In tlin
New York department
Captain Paurot will establish a
school of detectives to study the new
Bystem. Each detective will tnkn
about twenty lessons. Then while on
tho Job if a 'deteptive runs across fin
ger prints ho will take the impression
to ueauqunrters nnd find filed along
with tho prints thorn n small cnllerr
of photos of any thief whose finger
prints Happen to correspond to those
tho detective has. lie studies tho nose,
mouth, face of his man. his nhvslrnl
Formerly he knew onlv ppnprniir
that his man was five feet cicht Inches.
of light complexion, sandy hair,
weigncu jijO pounds, was blue eyed,
etc. The complete Identification was
not made until arrest nnd arraignment.
Ioses under the now system are
classed as "cave," "root" and "vexe,"
or concave, rectilinear and convex.
Then there are other differences In
nose, such as height, width, projection
and the base, which may bo elevated,
or snub, horizontal or depressed.
As to ears, Captain Faurot says that
no two ears aro alike. Ears aro classi
fied ns a subdivision to noses and have
many peculiarities. He said:
"Tho classification of tho ears as a
minor division of the nose group Is as
follows: Deq, lobe descending or
nquare; 'ear,' antltragus concave or
straight; 'vox,' pli convex, concave or
intermediate; 'tra,' the lobe traversed
or not by a hollow; 'sop,' lobe separat
ed or not from tho cheek, and 'sa,' a
"A division as to the height of tho
individual follows. Tho forehead, be
ing a prominent feature, has its place
In the now scheme. Ilelght, width, in
clination and insertion of tho hnir aro
all considered. The hair may come
down on the forehead round, square
or pointed, nnd if there is none the de
gree of fronnl baldness is carefully
noted. The presence or absence of an
nrch and wrinkles where the nose
Joins the forehead furnishes a detail
that a detective will have in mind
when hunting a criminal whose salient
physical characteristics havo been giv
en to him.
"Under the verbal portrait system
Hps range from very small to very
great. The extent of projection, the
showing of teeth nnd the peculiar
marks found on many lips nil havo
their share la tho system, nlong with
the various features of the chin, which
may bo vertical, projecting or reced
ing. Mouths range from very small to
very large, and the inclination at the
corners often offers a prominent char
acteristic. "After the city's detectives have
learned the classification in tho 'nose
and ears college' they will get the de
scription of one of 200 portraits and
will bo told to pick out the picture of
the man whom the description fits.
Lnter they will receive descriptions
of men who are to bo ennturod In n
crowd. When a detective goes after
n criminal with tho verbal portrait de
scription he will have a mentnl picture
of the prominent characteristics of his
HORSE DIES OF RABIES.
Federal Agents Are Investigating a
Haro base in Washington.
The rare caso of n hnrsn iirW nf
rabies Is being investigated by ofllcials
of the bureau of animal industry. It
was ridden by Lieutenant George M.
Landis of tho Blgnal corps at tho ma
nCUVera Of thO district tinHminl tninnl
and ns far as known was not bitten by
any aog during tho encampment. Sud
denly it became violent, ronrini? nt. ita
own flesh, and In a few. hours it died
in great pain.
Only six such PflSf"! hflVA nrnr honn
reported in the district, and the officials
uro trying to trace tne caso back to its
origin. Another horso was bitten by
a mad dog as it stood hitched to a
wagon in the street, nnfl it in iiotnt?
kept under closo watch for develop
ments. The dog was killed.
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POEM FOR PEACE MONUMENT.
Howard V. Sutherland Writes For
Panama Canal Entrance Ornament.
A Denver poet will furnish the in
scription for tho baso of the peace
monument which the government will
erect at tho east entrance to the Pan
He Is noward V. Sutherland, author
of "Idyls of Greece" nnd other poems.
For the statue of peace, carved b.v
Mrs. Frances Barctto, Mr. Sutherland
has contributed this verse:
Tlio mother universal, blessed peace,
Whos-i children aro tho races
East ami west tho winds Intone her
And tlio seas that thunder at the portals
of the world
Did us acclaim her, who would turn from
To Iovb and benediction.
REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR
G. HOWARD GILPIN.
Mark your ballot thus:
JOHN N. SHARPSTEEN.
X Who's Who anSfs In, 2X Politics, fx
Mark your ballot thus:
JOHN N. SHARPSTEEN.
SHERIFF is one of Wayne coun
ty's responsible offices, consequent
ly It needs a responsible man. Vote
for F. C. Kimble, Democratic candi
date for that office.
EVERYBODY has a good word
for W. B. Lesher, Republican candi
date for Register of Wills and Re
corder of Deeds. The office Is one of
importance. Any favor would he ap
preciated tho 30th.
EARL ROCKWELL, of Ariel, Re
publican candidate for county com
missioner, Is a contractor, builder
and farmer. Ho Is especially exper
ienced in concrete work and Is qual
ified In every respect for the office
he is seeking. Mr. Rockwell solicits
your hearty support.
A. II. HOWELL, Republican can
didate for Prothonotary, earnestly
solicits your votes and promises, If
elected, to prove to all that no mis
take was made in his selection.
VOTE for Neville Holgate for
county commissioner. There's a rea
Mark your ballot thus:
JOHN N. SHARPSTEEN.
The question at issue Is taxation.
Every farmer and town property
owner believes and knows that he Is
taxed too high and tho time Is now
at hand when action must be taken
to reduce the present method of
high taxation. I most earnestly so
licit your support at the primaries in
obtaining tho nomination of county
commissioner on the Republican
ticket. If elected I will endeavor to
reduce high taxation. Sincerely
STERLING is tho name of his
township and also tho quality of the
man. He Is W. B. Lesher and Is
one of tho Republican candidates for
the office of Register and Recorder.
NO more pontnar man ever ran for
an office than Fred Saunders. He
Is now seeking the nomination of
Register and Recorder on tho Dem
To Postmaster Allen tho following
was received from the federal gov
ernment complimenting the work of
Mr. Sharpsteon: "Reports received
from your office show exemplary
caro and perspicuity for which we
thank you. In fact they aro tho best
reports received from the State of
SAY, MR, VOTER:
Don't you thnk my record of 17
years in the Honesdale postofflce is
sufficient to warrant my nomination
and election as Prothonotary?
Mark your ballot thus:
JOHN N. SHARPSTEEN.
VOTE for Artemus Branninc. At-
co, for county commissioner. 75el3
REMEMBER your friend In the
court house, F. H. Crago, at the pri
mary election. Mr. Crago is Repub
lican candidate for Register and Re
corder. All of these candidates are de
serving of your votes. Remember
them next Saturday.
Candidate for Prothonotary
TO THE REPUBLICANS OF WAYNE COUNTY:
Pursuant to the requests of my many friends in the county and
the general understanding three years ago that I should again offer
myself as a candidate for the nomination for Prothonotary at the com
ing primaries, Sept. 30th, I would
stato that after a short start by
way of an education In the public
schools of Wayne county, I com
pleted a course at the A. M. Chls
bro Seminary in Monroe county, N.
Y. My post-graduate course was
about thirty years in tho school
of hard knocks as a farmer and
lumberman In Wayno county.
Have met many people In the var
ied relations of a business man
and this long exporlenco has en
abled me to meet many whom I
esteem as friends and gain at
least enough knowledge to appre
ciate the needs and requirements
of my fellow man.
My aim has steadily been to
deal honestly, frankly and fairly
with all and to dearly cherish all
of our country's institutions, and
to encourage and assist every
true effort to maintain and ad
vance them. I Invite tho fullest
Investigation of my record and
with pleasure refer you to the ex
pression given at the polls by my WALLACE .1. BARNES,
homo district threo years ago as indicative of the feelings of those who
knew me best. Although always a resident and large taxpayer In
Wayne county, I never asked for office except on the aforementioned
occasion when I was defeated by M. J. Hanlan who, though opposed to
me, never, to my knowledge, said or did anything detrimental to me.
I therefore earnestly request your support and promise if nominated
and elected to faithfully perform tho duties of the office to the very
best of my ability and in all things observe tho spirit of the Golden
WALLACE J. BARNES.
"TOMMY" BOYD is known per
sonally to every voter In the county.
They know him sowell that they are
going to nominate him for Sheriff
of Wayne county by a large major
ity. JOHN E. MANDEVILLE, who Is
a political civil engineer, is a candi
date on tho Democratic ticket for
county commissioner. Mr. Mande
villo, who lives in Hawley, under
stands bridge building and other
construction work from A to Z. An
X opposite his name will he greatly
appreciated by Mr. Mandevllle.
A. 11. HOWELL, school teacher at
White Mills, asks the voter to Inves
tigate his life, character and qualifi
cations before voting for him. Mr.
Howell is well known in Wayne
county and his friends say his friends
say his chances for getting tho nomi
nation for prothonotary on the Re
publican ticket are good.
V. C. KIMBLE, candidate for Sher
iff on the Democratic ticket, Is pop
ular In the different election districts
of Wayne county. If you needed
help In the middle of tho night
Frank would go to your rescue.
THE office of County Commis
sioner, since the now law went into
effect, gives a county commissioner
more power and responsibilities,
consequently a competent man
should bo elected. Remember J. E.
MANDEVILLE when you vote.
THOMAS Y. BOYD is the people's
choice for the responsible office of
High Sheriff In Wayne county. They
will register their wishes for him at
the coming Saturday primary In un
ARTEMUS BRANN1NG, Democra
tic candidate for county commission
er, solicits your vote. 75el3.
FRED SAUNDERS, dealer in
hides, Is among the Democratic can
didates who is seeking tho nomina
tion of Register and Recorder.
NICHOLAS B. SPEXCER, one of
tho Republican candidates for the
office of Sheriff, asks the voter to
consider tho fact that while his op
ponents are single men, ho is mar
ried and has a family to support.
WALLACE ,T. BARNES, of Beach
lake, was candidate three years ago
for Prothonotary and lost the nom
ination only by a few votes. Are
his friends going to stand pat Sept.
WHY treat high taxation as a
trifling matter? It Is a live question
and one that must he settled. Sup
port Ferdinand Kroll for County
Commissioner on the Republican
ticket and he will endeavor to lower
DOES experience count for any
thing? Ask N. B. Spencer, Republi
can candidate for Sheriff.
PLAY with the man who plays
with you. A. O. Blake's money goes
through tho channels of trado and
every man gets a bite off of It. A.
O. Blake, Republican candidate for
Register and Recorder. 75el2
I MOST earnestly request your
support on Saturday of this week for
tho nomination of the office of Pro
thonotary and clerk of the several
courts of Wayne county.
W. J. BARNES,
ITS all right to lick a man once
hut Al Blake was licked last time
and took his thrashing sweetly. Be
fair and square this tirao and give
him a fair deal. 7Cei
IF EXPERIENCE means anything
then cast your vote for F. H. Crago,
Republican candldato for Register
A VOTE for Neville Holgate for
County Commissioner will be a vote
cast for an experienced man.
THE People's candldato for Sher
iff L. B. Stark. Vote for him.
A WORTHY CANDIDATE.
I take great pleasure in commend
ing to the citizens of Wayne county
the candidacy of Neville Holgate for
the nomination for the office of
County Commissioner. He has been
in my employ for thirty years as
salesman and can say that he is
honest, worthy, competent, a man of
excellent Judgment and of entirely
clean habits. Should he be nomi
nated and elected I believe be would
prove a good and safe man for the
It MARTIN CAUFIELD.