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THE C1TIZI3X, FIUDAY, DEO. IB, 1011.
MISS DE WITT FREE
Ancienl Law Ends "Poison
BAR SAMPLE OF HER WRITING.
Judgtf McPherson In United Steles Dis
trict Court at Philadelphia Declares
Easton Young Woman Not Guil
ty and Then Denounces Law
Making Acquittal Possible.
Philadelphia, Dec. 12. Miss Ilinriet
Do Witt of Huston, who wus placed on
Irlul before Judge McPherson lu the
United States district court, churned
with sending unsigned scurrilous let
ters through the mulls to the ltev. El
mer 13. Snyder and others, was de
L'lurcd not guilty.
The trial canic to a sudden and tin
looked for end when under nn undent
luw evidence on which the prosecution
based its case was ruled out.
And the dramatic part of it wus that
In ruling out the evidence Judge Mc
Pherson took occasion to denounce the
law and declared that the evidence
wus such that it should be admitted.
He saw no reason why congress should
compel the United States courts to op
crate In criminal cases under laws of
3870 and then give binding instructions
to the jury. The government, upon the
refusal of Its evidence, abandoned the
This is the famous "poison pen" case
which several months ugo startled the
It was when John Swartley, assistant
district attorney, offered In evidence a
specimen of Miss De Witt's handwrit
ing that the legal question was decid
ed and which brought the case to a
sudden and somewhat startling end.
for the trial brought out that the courts
of the United States were compelled to
work In criminal cases under the laws
ndopted from England of more than u
hundred yenrs ago. When Mr. Swart
ley offered the handwriting former
Judge W. S. KIrkpatrick, counsel for
tho defense, objected and addressed
the court, quoting numerous authori
ties to show that such evidence was in
admissible. Mr. Swartley followed with
an earnest plea for the admission of
tho letter, but when he had finished
Judge McPherson said:
"You have made an excellent argu
ment, Mr. Swartley, but I am com
pelled to rule the document out. In
criminal cases tho United States courts
nre working under laws passed more
than a century ago."
Judge McPherson then instructed the
Jury to render n verdict of "Not
guilty," and Miss De Witt's friends
crowded around her to congratulate
SLAYS BRIDAL PAIR.
Jealous Suitor Kills Couple In Home of
Bradford, Pa., Dec. 12. While dis
cussing arrangements for their honey,
moon trip to follow the wedding sched
uled for next week Miss Grace Cable
and her intended husband, Anthony
Kohnen, were shot and instantly killed
at the woman's home here.
Tho police and a posse are searching
for Rossaul Annissetti, a wealthy fruit
dealer, who, It is alleged, was insanely
Jealous of the girl. Edith Workman ol
Tuna, a servant in tho Cable house
hold, was entertaining Glen Rogers in
the kitchen when they heard the shots
and attempted to stop the murderer as
he rushed through the room. He fired
at them and succeeded in making his
TRAPS "TIGER LADY."
Clubman Finds Wife With Another
Man and Will Ask Divorce.
Philadelphia, Dec. 12. Herbert Ma
son Clapp, wealthy clubman, will now
seek a divorce from his wife, Marie,
tho "Tiger Lady" whom he accused a
year ago of shooting him in his apart
ments. Mr. Clapp says that he, in company
with several private detectives, enter
ed a house hero and found his wife,
whom he had been paying $25 n week
under a separation decree, in a room
with a gambler, known as "Big
Prank." Ho says she sighed nnd said,
"Well, you got me."
CHARGES VOTE BUYING.
Wise Says Steel Trust Is Party to Fa
yette County Bribery.
Washington, Dec. 12. Charges that
voto traOlcking is done in tho "open
market" in Fayette county, that it ri
vals tho recent disclosures In Adams
county, O., aud that tho United States
Steel corporation, through its subsid
iary companies, is a party to bribery
and intimidation of voters were made
before tho liouso committee on elec
tions. They wero mado by Jesse n. Wise of
Waynesburg, a defeated candidate for
Colgate Makes Peace.
Hamilton, N. V., Dec. 12. Tho ath
letic association of Colgate university
has voted to rescind tho nctlon taken
one year ago and resume athletic rela
tions with Syracuse university.
8am MoVey Beats Jack Lester.
Now York, Dec. 12. Sam McVoy, the
California negro heavyweight, knocked
out Jack Lester, Tommy Burns' "white
hope," in the eighth Inning of their
light In Australia.
WOMAN IN BASEBALL.
Mrs. Helen H. Britton, Owner
of tho St. Louis Nationals.
1911, by American Press Association.
Now York, Dec. 12. Mrs. Helen Hath
away Britton, owner of the St. Louis
National League Baseball club, is at
the Waldorf to attend tho annual meet
ing of tho Natloual league directors to
day. She has been In New York .for
such meetings often, but has never be
fore attended one.
"I was brought up on baseball," she
said, "and tho National league. First
I came on with my father and then
with my uncle. And now I am cominp
on my own account."
"Are you going to vote and take part
in tho meeting?" Mrs. Britton was
"Oh, dear, no," she answered. "Mr.
Stelnlnger, the president of the club,
will do nil the talking for us, Just as
Mr. Bresnahan takes care of the play
Mrs. Britton is tho first woman who
ever attended a National league meet
INDICT NEW YORK BANKER.
Charge Against Jennings Is Misapply
ing Bank's Funds.
New York. Dec. 12. Hprhnrf 'P. .Ton.
nings, president of tho Mount Vernon
national bank, building company pro
moter, lawyer and business mnn. wns
arrested in his office on Broadway by
Marshal William Henkel on a bench
warraut Issued following the finding
by the federal grand Jury of an in
dictment charging him with misap
plying funds of tho bank to the
amount of $154,003.00 by means of
Henry A. Wise, district nttorney. Is
authority for the statement that upon
further Investigation Jennings' defal
cations will total $400,000.
Jennings pleaded not guilty. He
was released on $25,000 ball.
The Mount Vernon National bank
went into the hands of a receiver last
IT'S INTERNATIONAL NOW.
Magnates Change Name of Eastern
Now York, Dec. 12. Tho Eastern
league Is out of existence, and the In
ternational league is again the official
title. The change in name was effect
ed at a meeting of the owners, und
there was not a dissenting vote.
Edward Barrow was' re-elected presi
dent, secretary and treasurer of the
league for a period of five years.
Tho new board of directors will con
sist of George L. Solomon, Newark; .1
L. Stein, Buffalo; O. J. Leavls, Provi
dence; F. E. Llphtenheim, Montreal,
and J. J. McCafferty, Toronto.
Tho 1011 pennant was formally
awarded to Rochester. It was decided
that tho season of 1012 would open
April 18 and close on Sept. 21 and 22.
PAL MOORE WEDS.
Philadelphia Pugilist Is Married to Miss
New York, Dec. 12.-Pal Moore, the
Philadelphia pugilist, was married in
tho city hall by Alderman Delaney to
Katherlne McFillin, who also lives In
Philadelphia. Mooro In filling up his
form for a marrlago license stated that
bo was twenty-one years old and that
his occupation was that of" au "In
structor." IHs brido stated that she
was nineteen years old.
Ono of tho witnesses to the wedding
was Frankle Burns, tho lightweight
lighter of Jersey City.
CHANGES SAILING DATE.
Cardinal Farley Will Leave on Liner
Berlin Jan. 4.
Itomo, Dec. 12. Cardinal Farley has
changed tho date of his departuro for
home. He will leave Genoa on Jan. 4
instead of the Cth by the liner Berlin.
This will land him in New York on
Tho identity of the nineteenth car
dinal named by tho popo has been
revealed through tho fact that the
patriarch of Lisbon has ordered his
red robes in this city.
Gives Fortune to Son.
Des Moines, la., Dec. 12. John S.
Polk, millionaire and one of the heirs
of Jefferson S. Polk's big estate, has
turned his entire fortune over tq his
son, Jefferson H. Tolk, without reserva
tion except that ho Is to receive $15 a
week spending money.
Holiday Recess For Congress.
Washington, Doc. 12. Senate and
bouse leaders havo agreed on a holt-
-1 - muwui fmm Tiaa Oft in Jan. SL-'
OF OIL TRUST
200,000 Certificates ol Shares
Sent Out to Stockholders.
GIGANTIC TASK OF SIGNING.
Machine Equipped With Eighteen
Fountain Pens Was Used John D.
Rockefeller Was Relieved of the
Work Care to Avoid Errors.
The disintegration of the oil trust
has been carried out in accordance
with tho decree of tho supreme court,
and the stockholders havo received
their proportionate shares in the thirty-three
subsidiaries which the Staud-
nrd Oil Company of New Jersey con- ,
There aro more than 0,000 of these
stockholders, and consequently tho
number of new certificates distributed '
aggregates more than 200,000. Tho '
signing of these certificates was in it
self a monumental job. It had been
In progress for two or three months,
or ever since the accountants finished
figuring out the complicated fractional
Shares belonging to tho various stock
holders under the new dispensation.
Each certificate had to bo signed by
two officials of the issuing company,
but the work was reduced materially
by the use of a signing machine. This
is an apparatus equipped with eight
een fountain pens. Tho signer writes
his name with ono of tho pens, nnd
the other pens form the same signa
ture in somewhat the same way that
a pantagraph reproduces a picture
when the operator traces over the
original picture with it. Although
John D. Rockefeller is president of a
Dumber of subsidiaries as well as of
tbn Standard Oil Company of New
Jersey, matters were so arranged as to
make it unnecessary for him to take
nny part in the signing operation.
Dates of Annual Meetings.
With the certificates was sent out a
certain amount of information con
cerning tho thirty-three subsidiaries,
now to embark on the sea of competi
tion on their own account. Ordinary
stockholders in the parent company
have never known much about these
subsidiaries, 'and apparently they have
never cared much about their affairs,
as profits and losses alike went into
the pot, and good big dividends on the
total operations came out Now, how
ever, with separate holdings of stock
in the various companies it Is expect
ed that tho stockholders will want to
know a great deal more about thera:
The dates for the annual meetings of
the thirty-four companlos, including
.the Standard Oil Company of New Jer
sey, run nil the way from January to
May, so that the stockholders will have
five months in which to obtain detailed
information as to their distributed
holdings unless special meetings should
be called sooner. It Is not expected
that the people who havo been in con
trol of the combination will make any
arrangements for special meetings, as
their policy all along has been a literal
compliance with the decree of the su
preme court, neither more nor less
Whether other stockholders may take
steps for an earlier satisfaction of
their curiosity cannot bo foretold, but
the prospects aro that until tho regular
meeting times they will have to de
pend for any estimate they may wish
to make as to the value of their hold
ings on the report of tho commissioner
of corporations, the figures In which
represent conditions in 1000. Since
then no official statement has been
made as to any of the subsidiaries.
Record Example In Fractions.
There has never been before so ag
gravated n case of fractional shares as
that arising from the dissolution of
the oil' trust. They are usually due to
stock dividends or the issuo of rights
to subscribe to new stock say on a 10
per cent basis so that the owner of a
single share would receive a tenth of
a share and the other fractions would
bo In tenths. The denominator of the
Standard Oil fractions is not only very
much larger, but it is quite remote
from any connection with tho decimal
system. That denominator Is 083,383,
which is tho number of $100 shares of
stock of the Standard OH Company of
New Jersey outstanding. The numera
tor in tho case of each company is tho
same as the number of shares in it
owned by tho parent corporation.
In order to make sure that there was
no mistake in any allotment, each di
vision of fractional shares allotted to
any particular stockholder was check
ed over six times.
When it comes to tho distribution of
dividends on the fractional shares by
the thirty-three former subsidiaries tho
arithmetic Involved in figuring out the
amount of each of the thirty-three
checks to each of the holders of so
many 083.S83ds shares in likely to
make tho recent operation seem sim
ple, but the labor will now bo divided
among tho accounting departments of
the different companies, nnd there Is
little doubt that eventually, by one
means or another, the fractional shares
will be eliminated or consolidated.
Punjab 8tudent at Boston "Tech."
The Massachusetts Institute of Tech
nology has a new pupil in the person
of Bhagat Singh, Just arrived from the
Punjab. Singh, who dresses in conven
tional English garb with the exception
of the white silk turban on his head,
is to take a three years' course in
SIRES AND SONS.
Blr William J. Soulsby, private sec
rotary to the lord mayor of London,
has held the position for thirty-six
Cauuda's new minister of finance, W.
T. White, is not a politician. lie is a
Toronto banker nnd vice president of
tho National Trust company.
Thomas ICInsey. the purser of tho
American liner St. Paul, has crossed
tho Atlantic 1,000 times. Mr. Kin
sey has been n purser since 1804. the
first vessel on which he served in this
capacity being the City of London.
The Earl of Plymouth has purchased
the Crystal palace, one of tho great
amusement places of Englaud, for
$1,050,000. His purpose is to hold it
until the nation shall purchase it, thus
avoiding its sale at public auctlou.
Dr. C. Dlllard Hayes, who has been
chief geologist of the United States
geological survey since 1002, Is leaving
the service to engage in mining in
Mexico. He' has devoted himself to
government work for nearly twenty
John Joy Edson, one of the best
known bank presidents in Washington,
narrowly escaped spending his life as
a government clerk at a salary of not
more than $1,500 n year. Ho escaped
because his wife refused to marry him
until he had left the government serv
ice. Pen, Chisel and Brush.
Vinnie Ream Hoxie, one of the most
eminent sculptors of modern times,
possesses more interesting personal
souvenirs of famous men than perhaps
any other American woman.
Frederick Hnrrlson, the author, who
celebrated his eightieth birthday re
cently. was ono of the first players
of lawn tennis. He took up the game
over fifty years ago and gave it up only
Thomas Robert Macquold. the Eng
lish artist, who is nearlng his ninety
second year, is still able to use his pen
and brush effectively. He has exhibit
ed hundreds of his works nt the Royal
institute nnd during his long life has
illustrated great numbers of books and
The Royal Box.
King George of England takes special
pride in breeding black pigs and has
reared a particular breed which brings
him in a nice little sum of money an
nually. King Alfonso has refused $500,000.
Tho cash was left him by n madman,
and Alfonso said ho would prefer his
benefactors to have some better excuse
than lack of wits.
Queen Elizabeth, wife of tho king of
the Belgians, is a practical business"
woman and has Just Instigated the
formation of n private company whose
business It will be to promote the re
vival of laccmaklng In Brussels, Mech
lin nnd Bruges nnd to increase the ex
portation of Belgian laces.
According to tho latest figures. Uncle
Barn's farm hand payroll represents
India has enacted n law limiting
adults' working hours to twelve a day
and children's to six.
Of 0.221,517,000 common brick made
in the country in 1910 the south made
2,307,824,000, or something more than
25 per cent, and the value of the
southern production was something
more than 20 per cent of the total
value, $55,210,551. in thn rnuntro
Fasts About Indigestion and Its Re
lief That 8hould Interest You.
Although Indigestion and Dyspepsia
aro so prevalent, most people do not
thoroughly understand their cause and
cure. There is no reason why moBt
people should not eat anything they
desire if they will only chew it care
fully and thoroughly. Many actually
starve themselves into sickness through
fear of eating every good-looking, good
smelling, and good-tasting food, be
cause it does not agree with them.
The best thing to do is to fit your
self to digest any good food.
Wo bellevo wo can relievo Dyspep
Bla. We are so confident of this fact
that we guarantee and promise to sup
ply the medicine free of all cost to
overy one who will use it, who is not
perfectly satisfied with the results
which it produces. We exact no prom
ises, and put no one under any obliga
tion whatever. Surely, nothing could
be fairer. Wo are located right hero
nnd our reputation should bo sufficient
assurance of the genuineness of our
Wo want every one troubled with
Indigestion or Dyspepsia in any form
to como to our store and buy a box of
Rexall Dyspepsia Tablets. Take them
homo nnd give them a reasonable trial,
according' to directions. Then, if not
satisfied, como to us and get your mon
ey back. They are very pleasant tc
take; they aid to soothe tho irritable
stomach, to etrenRthen and invigorate
the digestive organs, and to promote a
healthy nnd natural bqwel action, thus
leading to perfect nnd healthy diges
tion and assimilation.
A 25c. package of Rexall Dyspepsia
Tablets furnishes 15 days' treatment
In ordinary cases, this, la sufficient1 to
produce a cure. In more chronic cases,
a longer treatment, of course, Is nec
essary, and depends upon the severity
of the trouble. For such cases, -we have
two larger .sizes which sell for 50c.
and $1.00. Remember, you can obtain
Rexall Remedies In this community
only at our store The Rexall store.
A. M. LEINB I
This boy has one. There is a reason
In his case, but there is none in yours,
or. rather, there will be none If you
go out nnd DO THAT CHRISTMAS
But Jf you neglect it you will hnve
regrets, like this boy. Have it over
nnd be happy. The longer you leave
It tho more you will dread It, and the
more you will hnve reason to dread It,
for tho shopping crowd is growing ev
cry day. Think what a glow of con
tent will be yours when It Is all over.
Well, you enn have it all over and
feel that glow tonight if you will
START RIGHT NOW.
DO YOU WANT
YOUR BOY TO SUCCEED ?
One of the most import
ant things you can teach
your children is tho value of
money, and one of the best
ways to do it is to encourage
them to save money system
atically and to deposit it reg
ularly in li Household Bank
Tho boy who early becomes
familiar with banks and tho
earning power of money will
have a distinct advantage
when he starts on his busi
Honesdale Dime Bank
accepts savings accounts of
minors subject to withdrawal
under parental authority.
One dollar Is' enough to be
gin -with and three per cent,
compound Interest is paid.
This Bank solicits both
Savings and Business Ac
counts and loans back its
money to Wayno county peo
ple furnishing good security.
tgo LEE BRAMAN'S
Fine Draught Teams
and Driving Horses.
FARM MARES A SPECIALTY. '
All horses sold as represented by a reliable
FIRST CLASS LIVERY,
Coaches for weddlncs and tunerals.
BUS CALLS promptly answered both
FarmerB always welcome.
M. LEE BRAMAN.
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sure sign you need MOTTS NERVERINE
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You can find no more reliable
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in v,he compounding. Prescrip
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