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THE CITIZEN, FRIDAY, NOV. 24, 1011.
DELAYS OWN TRIAL
Spencer Interrupts by Yell
ing at His Prosecutor.
INSANE, SAY THE AUNiSTS.
Unless Springfield Man Accused cf
Murder of Woman Further Delays
Proceedings the Case Should
Go t the Jury by Tomor
Sprlngflold. Mnss., Nov. 23. SJv.i
rapid progress has hren rundo In t'.i.
trial of Bertram G. Spencer that, w.
less tmlookcd for Interruptions oil th
part of the prisoner continue am.
lengthen the proceedings, the case wi'
he In the hands of the Jury hy torar
row night. The slayer of Miss ilnrth .
D. Itluckstone continues to Intermix
causing slight delays In the exaiuinn
tlon of the witnesses.
Spencer's vludictlvencss was directed
at Attorney General Jiuues M. Swift
while the latter was cross examinins
Dr. Edward B. Lane. The attorney
general had asked the witness wheth
er or not he had had made any note
during the trial. Dr. Lane replied in
the alllrniatlve, and then Mr. Sv.-ifl
wild, "Lot's have them."
"I'll let you have something!" yelled
Spencer, leaping to his feet. Spencer
showed a ace of extreme hatred and.
gazing at the attorney general, was
met with an equally calm gaze by Mr.
"Y'cs, I mean you!" he cried and cunJ
ed Swift as he struggled with the turn
key. "Don't stare at me!" said Spen
ccr as he was pulled to his seat. Dep
titles La Maloue and Lcddy jumped
into the cage to aid Turnkey Wad",
and when the conflict finally subside!
Spencer was heard to mutter, "Iwiv"
mc alone; I am all right."
No further Interruptions came until
Dr. Joseph W. Courtney was called 1
the defense. During the cross exami
nation of Dr. Courtney the attorney
general asked the witness whether he
had taken Into consideration, in (Hid
ing that the defendant might be Insane
or mentally irresponsible, that ho en
tered houses when the shades were
not drawn or the windows unlocked.
"Pay. Judge." called Spencer at this
(H.fstlon. "Judge, I want to say some
thing about those shades. Those
shades were drawn. Don't let them
He, judge. I never went into no house
unless the shades were drawn. The
shades were always drawn in every
house that I ever went into. They
Iii't going to lie."
Dr. L. Vernon Briggs nnd Dr. Joseph
Vi". Courtney, both alienists from Bos
ton, called by the defense, swore that
the defendant is and was insane, doc
not distinguish between right and
wrong nnd is mentally irresponsible
and dominated by an irresistible im
pulse to commit crime.
In cross examination Attorney Gen
eral Swift confused the two doctors
more or less and brought out that the
pulling of the trigger by the defendant
when lie shot Miss Blackstone was not
necessarily the result of an irresistible
impulse, hut that It might have been a
reflex of cither a sane or insane per
son. Dr. Lane was made to admit that
his examination of Spencer was more
or less superficial.
EIVAI OF EDISON BATTERY.
Columbia Professor Tells of Important
New York, Nov. 23. The most recent
Invention that Professor M. I. Pupln of
Columbia university cxpocts to spring
ou the world was spoken of by him at
a meeting of the National Academy of
Sciences. He said ho wasn't ready to
go into the particulars Just now, but
by the next meeting of the academy in
April lie would bo prepared to explain
to the scientists how ho could get in
credible amounts of work done by the
use of small quantities of electricity.
The machine that would do this, said
the professor, had been discovered al
most through accident and, in fact, his
first was broken Into bits at the first
application of a small current. As an
example of the utility of his machine,
he spoke of running street cars with
the current which was found in n tele
phone circuit. The principle had not
beeu known before, he was sure.
FINAL PRACTICE AT YAIE.
Team In Good Condition For the Har
New naven. Conn., Nov. 23. The
final practice of the Yale team in Now
Haven was secret.
None of the Yale coaches would
make any statement regarding the
Harvard-Yale game at Cambridge Sat
urday except that the men are all in
TALE OF THE WEATHER.
Observations of the United
States weather bureau taken at
8 p. m. yesterday follow:
New York 33 Clear
Albany 30 Clear
Atlantic City . . 32 Clear
Boston 32 Clear
Buffalo 30 Clear
Chicago 40 Cloudy
St. Louis 48 Rain
New Orleans .. CO Clear
Washington ... 34 Clear
Liner Prinz Joachim Aground
WILLIAM J. BRYAN ABOARD.
Hamburg - American Steamer, From
New York For West Indies, Strikes
Reef Ward Liner Seguranca
Takes Off Passengers Ves
sels Answer Wireless Call.
New York, Nov. 23. All of the pas
sengers aboard the Hamburg-Amerlran
liner l'rinz Joachim, including Colonel
William J. Bryan, his wife nnd ten-year-old
grandson, have been transfer
red to the Ward liner Seguranca.
bound from Santiago by the way of
Nassau to this port nnd the nearest
passenger carrier to Samana when the
l'rinz Joachim sent her wireless cry
Dispatches said the passengers would
bo taken to Santiago, the first port on
the schedule of the Prinz Joachim.
Tills means that the Seguranca will go
back on her course instead of proceed
ing to Nassau. A Kingston dispatch
scid also that the steamship Prinz Wii
helra. sister of the Prinz Joachim, due
at Kingston today, would go immedi
ately to the stranded ship.
When the Prinz Joachim struck a
Samana Island reef head-on the set
was smooth, but there was much mist,
and it is surmised that the mishap wa
due to the Inability to clearly disti-i
gulsh light. Captain Fey sent this
message to Emll Boas, resident di
rector of the lino:
"The Jonchim grounded on Atwood
cay, thirty miles east of Fortune in
land. Sea calm. Besting easily. Pas
sengers not alarmed. DepUi of water.
This message was supplemented by
one from Colonel Bryan to his brother
Charles In Lincoln, Neb., running:
"Ship aground mile from laud. No
danger. Do not worry."
Wireless messages from the shil)
later said that the forward water tight
eon-partment. that just forward of th
col'Ision bulkhead, was filled with wr
tcr. and this indicated that the ship
had struck the reef with enough torn
to start her how plates below the wit
ter line. Otherwise she was in good
condition. Some hope was expressed
of getting her off the reef before as
sistance reached her. Nevertheless,
the lines sent a wireless message to
the Alleghany, supposed to be '.iZO
miles north of Samana, bound this
way. to steam to the assistance of the
Prinz Joachim. The stranded lines
:ilso asked for help from nil points of
the compass and received messages of
beer from several liners.
BAR HOMELESS CHILDREN.
Church Rector Resigns Because of Ves
TJtica, N. Y Nov. 23 The Rev. J.
Winslow Clark, rector of St. Andrew's
Episcopal church in this city, has re
signed his pastorate because the ves
trymen have barred from nttendince
at the church services the children
from the House of the Good Shepherd,
of which institution Mr. Clark Is chap
lain. The vestrymen say the population of
the House of the Good Shepherd lias
grown to such proportion that the chil
dren are crowding out the congrega
tion of St. Andrew's church and that
parishioners hnve to stand during serv
ices while, the children have been pro
vided with scats. The women of the
board of managers of the home say
this is nonsense. They say a few of
the church members did not like the
children and wanted to get rid of them.
COMPLAIN OF EXPRESS RATES.
Interstate Commerce Commissioner
Lane Conducts Hearing.
New York, Nov. 23. The interstate
commerce commission, through Com
missioner Franklin A. Lane, is con
ducting nn examination of the express
business in the United States at the
request of 211 business organizations
which are banded as Uie express rates
conference and whoso chief complaint
is that rates are unreasonable.
"The purpose of the inquiry," Com
missioner Lane said, "Is to determine
whether the rates, rules and practices
of the express companies are such as
should come under the regulation of
the interstate commerce commission."
Representatives from all the loading
express companies are attending the
SPECULATORS WILL LOSE.
West Point Plan Will Defeat Football
West Point, N. Y., Nov. 23. The sale
of the army tickets by speculators has
caused much discussion at West Point,
and the academy association has quiet
ly obtained a line on a number of the
seats offered for sale.
It was given out at the athletic asso
ciation headquarters that the num
bers and sections had been noted and
that duplicate for the scats -would be
Issued. The duplicates bear tha in
scriptions writtn thereon, "This ticket
takes precedence over all others, and
any other ticket for this seat is Told."
Southern Editor Dead.
Charlotte, N. 0., Not. S3. Joseph
Pearson Caldwell, former editor of the
Charlotte Daily Observer, is dead after
a long illnets.
YUAN IS DICTA'
Chinese Premier Clashes
With Prince Regent.
PLANS TO CRUSH REBELLION.
Republicans Determined Not to Accept
Monarchical Policy Even Though
Several Provinces Are Weaken
ing Squelches the Proposed
Convention to Consider
Form of Government.
Peking, Nov. 23. Yuan Shlh Kni's
provisions for his own protection were
Justified Monday, when, according tc
reports, his assassination was attempt
ed. Details of the affair cannot bo ob
tained. There are a number of indications of
Yuan's dictatorial power and alternate
reiterations of tho republican deter
mination not to accept his monarchical
policy. An instance of the former Is
given in an edict dispensing with the
premier's customary daily audience
with the throne and empowering him
to make decisions without reference to
the regent except when he judges this
to be necessary. This further side
tracks the throne and has caused much
There is an unconfirmablo report that
tho edict was the outcome of a stormy
audience at which Yuan angered the
regent by expressing the fear that he
would be unablo to hold up the revolu
tion so long as the Manchus reigned.
Yuan is reported to have met the re
gent's indignation by repeating that
with the mnterial at his disposal and
an empty treasury he could not more
than guarantee the lives of the impe
rial families. The audience seems to
have ended abruptly.
Yuan, in addition to his preparations
to crush the rebellion with tho mili
tary, now threatens deatli for any rev
olutlonary actions and severe penalties
for persons who even discuss the, revo
lution. It is reported he has succeeded
iu squelching the proposed convention
which was to4 consider tho future form
of government for the country.
Hie effect of Yuan's imperious stand
Is watched with much anxiety. There
is no indication that the provinces are
weakening in their stand toward re
publicanism. FIRST REYISTA REVOLT.
Occurs at San Nicholas, but Is Repuls
ed by Madero Forces.
El Paso, Tex., Nov. 23. The first
Iteyista revolt that has occurred In in
terior Mexico broke out at San Nicolas,
in the state of Queretaro. The Roy
istas were repulsed by soldiers of Ma
dero, but the loss was heavy on both
sides. Forty rebels were taken prison
ers. The Heylstas are preparing to
send an emissary to Washington, as
Madero did a year ago, nnd Jose Leon
Kelvnllo has been selected.
The Cludad Juarez authorities are
preparing for an attempt of the Hey
lstas to inaugurate any kind of a cam
paign in the Juarez vicinity.
REYES PROCLAMATION OUT.
Calls Madero Illegitimate Ruler of
Monterey, Mexico, Nov. 23. Printed
copies of General Bernardo Boyea"
revolutionary proclamation are being
widely circulated in this state. It de
clares among other things that an
anarchial situation exists in the re
public beneath Illegitimate power of
Francesco I. Madero.
A plan formulated by Beyes for sav
ing the country is contained in the
PREFER MEN TEACHERS.
Equal Pay Fight by Women In New
York Turns on Them,
New York, Nov. 23. Now that teach
ers' salaries are to be equalized, there
is good autthority for saying that, as
the mayor predicted might be the re
sult, men instead of -women will bo ap
pointed teachers hereafter -wherever it
is practicable. On Jan. 1. the schools
will begin drawing on an eligible list
of some COO names. Of these 150 are
Men teachers have had the odds
against them before because their sal
aries were higher. The equal pay
schedule goes into effect Jan. 1, and
under it men and women teachers will
get $720 a year alike as a start.
PERSIA WILL APOLOGIZE.
Acts Under Advice of England to Pre.
vtnt a War.
London, Nov. 23. The Persian gov
ernment has officially notified the Brit
ish government that, acting under the
latter's advice, it would comply with
the demand of the Russian ultimatum.
Orders have been given for with
drawal of the gendarmes who were
sent by W. Morgan Sbustcr, Persian
treasurer-general, to seize the proper
ty of Sbua-cs-Sultaneb, a brother of
The Persian government will apol
ogize to Russia.
Five Fatally Hurt In Lift.
Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 38. Four
men and z woman wra fatally Injur
ed at the factory of Glnn Jt Co., East
Cambridge, whan a heavy truck: fall
on an elevator in which war twenty
Special to Tho Citizen.
State College, Pa., Nov. 23.
Pennsylvania Day pa&sod pleasant
ly at tho college with an address in
the auditorium from 10:30 to 12
o'clock. Gov. Tenor introduced tho
speaker and made a few appropriate
remarks about 'being glad to be with
us. In tho afternoon a review of tho
State College cadets by a U. S. Army
officer took placo on Beaver Field.
The revlow was immediately follow
ed by the Freshmen-Sophomore foot
ball game which was won by the
Freshmen, score 12 to 5. In the
ovenlng a dance In tho Armory was
i led by Gov. Tener and Mrs. Sparks.
The Armory was beautifully decorat
ed with flags and conspicuously plac
ed hero and there wero the Collego
colors, Blue and White. ,
Hunters report game to be quite
plentiful. 'Rabbits have been
brought in in goodly numbers and
some wild turkeys have been shot.
Tho foundation for the new Hor
ticultural building Is nearly complet
ed and masons are busily engaged in
facing the line stone foundation with
brownstono brought In from another
section of the country.
'Best print butter from tho cream
ery is bringing 39 cents per pound.
About 1200 pounds per week is made
at the creamery.
Penn Stato football team will play
the University of Pittsburg on
Thanksgiving ay on tho latter's
The short course of three months
in Agriculture and Dairy Manufac
ture, begins December 6 and ends
March 1. Farmers' Week Is from
December 27 to January 2. All the
farmers of tho State are cordially In
vited to attend. Programs may be
obtained by addressing Alva Agee,
State College, Centre county, 'Pa.
Special to The Citizen.
Tyler Hill, Pa., Nov. 23.
The poor weather furnishes good
food for the growler.
James Smith has a fine spring's
hog which he asserts will tip the
scales at least 350 pounds. It cer
tainly is a fine porker. Mr. Smith
has Just had a hen house reroofed
and a smoke house built. Vandy
Tyler was tho architect.
When one of F. S. Price's team
horses died the other day, tho other
got discouraged and followed its
William Smith has a sick ox out of
his big yoke.
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Olvcr, Damas
cus, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. E.
E. Olver the first of the week.
The Ever Ready class of the Tyler
Hill Sunday school will meet with
Bessie and Sadie Welsh Saturday af
ternoon. These sailors are not only wreathed
in holly and evergreen, but are wreath
ed in smiles.
You. too, will be wreathed in smiles
if you do your Christmas shopping
early. So will the shopgirls; bo y$1
the children; so will everybody.
Shopping early is the best
Christmas gift you can give to
the clerks, also to yourself.
BEATTIE READY TO DIE.
Respite, Condemned Man Says, Would
Only Prolong Agony,
Richmond, Ta., Nov. 23. "I nm
ready to die. Perhaps it is better thus.
A respite would prolong the agony of
my father. I am prepared to meet my
These words are attributed to DTenry
Clay Bcattie, Jr., by the Rev. J. J.
Fix, his spiritual adviser, who deliv
ered to the condemned man the ulti
matum of Governor Mann's declining a
The Rev. Mr. Fix said the prisoner
has not confessed to him, but if he
were guilty hoped he would confess
and not go to his death -with a lie on
his Hps,, as that would be n sacrilege.
Today probably will be the last visit
of Beattie's father, brother and other
relatives, for tomorrow morning be
tween 7 and 7:30 o'clock the electrocu
tion will take place.
Norway's First Book.
Norway's first book, an almanac, was
printed in 1648.
English Silver Plata.
Enilish silver plate bos on It four
different marks first, the initials of Its
maker; second, the mark of the com
pany; third, the soverelen's mark the
lion; feurth, a latter denoting the date.
ISpoclal to The Citizen.
Orson, 'Pa., Nov. 23.
Mrs. William Sanford, who has
been ill with grip, is much improved.
John Rhono, who underwent an
operation at the State Hospital,
Scranton, has returned to his home
much improved, but in a very weak
Mrs. A. F. Hlne gave a party in
honor of the birthday of her niece,
Miss Bvla Walling, on Wednesday
evening, November 15. About forty
young people wero prosont. The
guest of honor was dressed in pink
and white; the house was also dec
orated In pink and white, while in
the dining room was an elegant bou
quet of pink and white carnations.
Tho evening was spent in playing
games and music. At half past ten
an elegant lunch was served con
sisting of three courses. First
course, oranges and whipped cream;
second course, coffee, potatoo chips;
sandwiches, pickles and chicken
salad; third course, cake and ice
cream. Miss Evis and Anna O'Nell
wero tho waitresses. All enjoyed a
'Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hino and
daughter, Ltla, have returned from
attending tho Teachers' Institute at
Mr. and Mrs. Fremont Hlne have
returned from a three weeks' visit
with their daughter at Eden, Dela
ware. They report a delightful cli
mate with flowers still In bloom and
no frost as yet.
'Walter Lee, who has made his
home with his brother, Wm. C. Lee,
of this place, started on Monday of
last week for Tampa, Florida, where
ho expects to remain during the win
ter. Harry 'Keeney was elected as a
delegate by iReapor Grange to attend
the State Grange at Scranton, Dec.
12 to 15. Wo are glad to seo the
young men willing to act as dele
gates. Miss Llla, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. E. W. Hlne, received first honor
at the contest hold during the
Teachers' Institute in the third class
High schools of tho county.
F. A. Tiffany was quite badly In
jured one day last week by carrying
a heavy barrel from tho cellar.
Mrs. Mary Ward and granddaugh
if SB I! " ' '
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Suppers, Parties and Donations
promptly supplied at reasonable
and satisfactory prices.
Niapa Spray Flour
You will probably hind this the
high grade flour. A special offering
Tho cood merits of this Flour
are well known it's always
good, reliable and satisfactory
THE NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
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FROM THE 53d ANNUAL, REPOHT.
Total admitted assets I 273,813,063.66
Total Insurance In force 1.080,239 70S 00
Total number policy-holders 426,481.00
New Insurance Reported and paid for In 1910 118,789,033 00
Increase In Insurance In force over 1909 67,240,613 00
Total Income for 1910 61,979,892 23
Total payment to policy-holders 32 869 899 00
Ratio of expense and taxes to Income 12 78 Der cent
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Correspondence Solicited. Both 'Phone.
ter, Llla Hlne, visitod at the home
of Mrs. 'Benj. Townsend of Poyntolle
one day last week.
N. 13. 1IAUSE HAS UNSIGNED.
'After a service of nearly seventeen
years with tho State, Nathan E.
Hause, chief clerk In the Department
of tho Auditor General, has tendered
his resignation and will retire from
that position on or about tho first of
Special to The Citizen. j
Arlington, Pa., Nov. 23.
On Nov. 1 tho stockholders of the
new creamory met for the purpose
of paying for their shares and or
ganizing. They organized as tho
Co-Operatlve Creamery Co., Ltd.,
with tho following officers : Presi
dent, Curtis Clark; vice-president,
William Seegar; secretary, F. E.
Carlton; treasurer, U. Uhlck; gen
eral manager, J. 'L. Noble; board of
directors, Curtis Clark, Wm. Seegar,
F. E. Carlton, U. Uhlck, J. L. Noble,
E. B. Smith, 'Francis Caulley.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles 'M. East
wood, Trenton, N. J., are spending
some time at the homo of F. E. Carl
ton. Mr. Eastwood is an electrician
and an automobile mechanician. He
is an expert on gasoline engines.
Mr. Dettrlch lost a valuable cow
one day last week.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Bogart, a
A. L. Flnley is finishing tho cream
ery. Homer BIdwell was home for a few
days last week.
Joseph Dernfleld has sold his store
and farm to Mr. Bogart's brother-in-law.
Mr. Dernfleld has bought an
other store in Chinchilla.
Charles Knott has gone to Buf
falo, N. Y., where ho has a position.
F. 'E. Carlton attended Teachers'
Institute at Honesdale the past week.
Miss Ruth Sawyer, Greentown,
spent Saturday and Sunday at tho
home of F. E. Carlton.
Mr. London, who had a slight
stroke of paralysis, Is no better.
A few from tWs place attended the
sale of C. F. Harris last Wednesday.
Rev. H. T. 'Purklss preached his
last sermon until January 12, 1912,
last Sunday. "We wish Mr. and Mrs.
Purkiss a happy and joyous vayage
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