The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, August 16, 1912, Image 1

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Why Walt for nujcT"- The
Want Ad Department .o Citi
zen Gets Them QuIcTj nly a
Penny n Word. .
Tlio Citizen Is Getting New Ad
vertisers Every Week. Merchants
Know llils Is n Good Advertising
70th YBAR.--NO. 66
Mrs. Anno Niemann, n Suspect, Com
mitted to Jail on Serious Charge
Evidence Strong Against
Her Told Number of
Conllictlng Stories.
Mrs. Anne Niemann, widow of the
i?;Lf n. n,,oLT?i fS; ,1 wl, , 5ellersvllle, Pa., have been obtained
street, was arrested for arson Wed-, ,,,, ni hirii
no,ln t T tl nnMncnn'i 10 judge tiie Dirds.
The Wayne County Poultry Asso
ciation have planned to niako the ex
hibit at the fair this year one of the
best in the "history of the organiza
tion. Tho services of J. L. Purple,
associate editor of the Poultry Item,
nesday morning In J. D. Robinson's
Insurance agency by Detective N. B.
The warrant was Issued to the
complainant, Detectlvo Spencer, by
Esquire R. A. Smith, after the form
er had .made an examination of the
homo of Mrs. Niemann, following
Tuesday's morning's mysterious Are.
Prom evidence gained Detective
Spencer felt Justlfled in taking the
action that 'ho did.
Mrs. Niemann was presented be
fore Esquire Smith and before he'
had chanco to read the complaint to
her, Mrs. Niemann had the floor and
in fact kept It. The complaint read
for arson, wantonly and maliciously
and with Intent to destroy and burn
said building, set Are to a certain
dwelling house belonging to Attorney
Frank P. Kimble and situated across
the Farnham bridge, Honesdale, be
ing the west side of River street.
Mrs. Niemann talked and talked
and then some more. In the mean
time Detectlvo Spencer told the Jus
tice that he had made a thorough ex
amination of the place and had
found an old sweater thoroughly sat
urated with kerosene oil placed In the
etuddlng of the said building against
the woodwork in the cellar of the
house. He also stated that paper,
straw, and old clothes were found
protruding in different parts of the
cellar. Matches were strewn upon
the floor and that llres were burning
in two places at tho same time. He
related to Justice Smith how the fire
men stated Mrs. Niemann told them
there was no Are In the building and
Mr. Purple will bo in attendance
all through tho fair and will gladly
answer questions on poultry either
fancy or utility. Through his years
of experience Mr. Purple Is well fitted
for this duty, having visited a largo
number of the leading poultry farms
in tho United States.
There will bo on exhibition many
hrpeda that to tho laymen aro new.
i Among theso are the Camplnes, a
Belgian Breed noted for Its beautiful
plumage and Its ability as an egg
The Indian Runner Duck, the leg
horn of the duck family will also be
exhibited. It Is hoped a pen of
Sicilian Buttercups will also be
shown. This Is also a new breed In
this section, although they were first
impdTted from Sicily in 18G2.
Don't forget to look up tho poultry
building at tho fair. If you have
some good birds don't bo afraid to
exhibit them; in this way you will
learn their defects and the next year
try and weed It out.
Other Brother Has Narrow Escape-Jumps From
Second Story Window of Bowling Alley
Property Owned By William Ives, Father of
the BoysFire Started 3:15 A. M. on Same
Floor Where Boys Slept-John Gow, New York,
One of the Victims.
Dr. Arthur Holmes Points Out Use
of Agricultural Colleges and
What They Are Doing.
Philadelphia, Aug. 15. Dr. Ar
thur Holmes, assistant professor of
nsvrtinlnirv nf tlif tlnlvprsltv nf Punn.
how she tried to prevent them from ; sylvania, will leave his present posl-
entering the cellar. Mrs. Niemann
also told the Justice that there was
no lire in the place. After listening
to the phonographic-like words that
fell out of Mrs. Niemann's mouth
the justice held Mrs. Niemann under
?200 ball. Being unable to secure
any one to go her ball Mrs. Niemann
was turned over to Sheriff F. C. Kim
ble's custody.
After the fire Mrs. Niemann and
her daughter made several visits" to
Mr. Robinson's insurance agency.
She said her claim for damage
amounted to $15. The fire, by the.
way, did not reach the first floor
and consequently no damage was
done to the contents, which are
meager. At one time the house was
nicely furnished but after Mr. Nie
mann's death a few, months, ago, the
widow conducted a sale. Nearly all
of the household effects. It Is claim
ed, have since been disposed of.
Mr. Niemann carried $500 on his
machinery and second-hand articles
that he had for sale and a separate
policy of $500 was carried on the
household furniture.
It is claimed that Mrs. Niemann
has means whereby she could give
security and be released from jail.
She Is a woman about 55 years of
age and has one daughter, who lives
with her mother. The young lady
has appealed to Scranton relatives
for aid.
No Difficulty About Sport This Fall,
Say Well-known Sportsmen.
"B'ar huntin' " will bo good In
Pennsylvania this fall, as, Judging
from reports made to the State Game
Commission's men, bruin is not only
abundant 'but in some of the north
ern counties comes pretty near to be
ing a nuisance. Hears have been
breeding rather extensively In the
last half-dozen years and the ap
pearance of a lively specimen Is re
ported from many camps this sum
mer, including thoso on State forest
The bear season will not onen un
til October 1 and the law nermits the
killing of an unlimited number of tho
animals by hunters, and farmers and
woodsmen win prooauly bag many
through traps, although tho use of
steel traps Is now prohibited. Tho
bears have been reported In many of
the Central Pennsylvania counties
tho last few years, some being seen
within a short distance of Harris
burg, and in mountain communities
the farmers have been bothered by
tne depredations or hears close to
barnyards and In gardens.
Many reports of bears wore made
to Dr. Joseph Kalbfus, secretary of
the State Game Commission, on his
recent tour of the northern part of
mo Mate ana no expects tho season
to bo marked by some excellent bear
ehootlng. As a rule Dr. Kalbfus
found game abundant In tho state
tho absence of forest fires and the
conditions In tho spring being favor
auie ror propagation.
Rapid progress on tho completion
or tne ouuaings at tho Cresson sana
torlum of the State Department of
iieaun is Deing made and tho in
stallatlon of tho heating system will
begin this week. Tho contractors aro
required to have tho buildings ready
in the oarly part of October and
Commissioner of Health Samuel G
Dixon hopes to have tho first patients
sent to the establishment beforo No
vember. The now sanatorium Is al
ready attracting much attention and
has had a number of visitors from
other States.
tlon In the fall to become dean of
State college, filling a post which
has been vacant for more than two
Doctor Holmes has been with the
university for four years, and Is one
of its most popular professors, not
only because of his academic work,
but his strong personality as well.
His resignation will be greatly re
gretted by the entire student body,
One of the chief reasons why Doc
tor Holmes was selected for this Im
portant position was because of his
Influence over the student, and his
greatest task at State college will be
to develop character In the men who
have hitherto had no one to take
personal Interest In them.
Speaking of tho agricultural possl
billties for the young men of the
country, Doctor Holmes says:
"There Is no reason why farming
should not be as much of a profes
sion, requiring just as much special
lzation, as law or medicine. Given
such scientific training, the returns
will be as great, if not greater, than
In many other professions.
"Farming formerly gave good re
turns even when blindly done, be
cause tho soil was rich enough to
stand it; but now that all the free
lands are taken up and the soil Is
becoming less fertile, owing to mis
use, returns naturally decrease, and
tho cry Is raising that farming no
longer pays. Then along camo the
agricultural college, and the farm
ers' Institute to point out remedies
and new methods of farming, and we
find scientific principles taking the
place of tho old blind methods, with
the result that farming is again be
coming a paying (proposition, which
our young men will take up
"Tho economic reason is not the
only cause, however, for the young
men deserting the farms. I consider
that tho social Instinct, the desire
of youth to bo with others of Its kind
has had quite a3 much to do with
tho flocking Into the cities as any
other reason. Here, again, wo find
a change. With tho extension of the
rural delivery, tho telephone and the
trolley, one no longer has to live in
crowded cities to ilnd an outlet for
ono's social, physical and Intellectual
"Tho V. M. C. A. Is beginning to
recognize and cope with this problem
by going into every small village and
town and establishing a club room,
with courses of Interesting and In
structive lectures. Then they organ
ize a team of some sort and get the
young mon interested In various
sports. Then, too, tho throwing
open of the school houses as social
centers helps to lncreaso the facili
ties for social lntercourso and lessen
the need of the cheap amusements of
the city and render them less de
Dr. Holmes was very enthusiastic
over tho prospects of good positions
which ho sail wore waiting for tho
graduates or agricultural colleges
" When men just out of college
can obtain positions as scientific
managers of farms at $75 or $100 a
month, with board and lodging
thrown In, It can scarcely bo said
that farming Is not a money-making
proposition for young men. At that
salary enterprising young men will
save monoy until they havo enough
to buy farms of their own, when they
will find their training well repaid
SCRANTON, Aug. 15. Mrs. John
Wcldmann, whoso husband died on
Tuesday at tho Hillside Homo, ap
pealed to the District Attorney to
day regarding tho death of her hue
hand. The matter was turned over
(o the county coroner.
Former Commissioner John K.
Hornbeck, of Equlnunk, purchased
a 12-horse power gasollno englno
from B. iV. Gammoll on Wednesday
which ho will uso In furnishing pow
er to generate olcctrlclty to light tho
streets or Equlnunk.
Mr. Hornbeck formerly used
waterwheol to genorato electricity to
light bis own homo. Being satisfied
that ho would receive tho support of
enough parties to make it a paying
investment Commissioner Hornbeck
purchased the engine.
Two boys, Elwood Ives and
John Gow, were burned to
death and two brothers, Neal
and McKinley Ives, sons of
William Ives, badly burned in a
fire that consumed the latter's
ice cream parlors and bowling
alley at Beachlake, early Wed
nesday morning.
The boys slept on the second
floor of the bowling alley,
which is located on the main
road leading to Beachlake and
near the Duneden boarding
house. They had -retired after
a busy day and night's work,
business being pretty brisk
Tuesday night in the ice cream
parlors, as a dance was conduct
ed there that evening. The
bowling alley building is about
125 feet long and the sleeping
apartments of the boys were at
the extreme rear on the second
floor. Fire broke out at 3:30
Wednesday morning near
where the boys slept. The
n of fire was given and
hundreds of summer guests
who are stopping at that popu
lar resort answered to the call
and offered their assistance.
When it was learned that
there were three sons of Mr.
Ives and a city boarder sleeping
in the building, people became
almost frantic and a desperate
effort was made to rescue them
if possible. Work was com
menced at once in battering
down the front door. As the
door fell in, the head of Elwood
Ives, 17-year-old son of Mr.
Ives, fell out. But alas ! he was
dead. He had been suffocated
by the smoke. Gentle hands
removed his remains from the
burning building. His skull
and part of the trunk were all
of the body that was intact. It
was too late, his soul had de
parted, leaving behind his grief
stricken parents, two brothers
and many sympathizing and
sorrowing friends.
Elwood endeavored to make
his escape and had come the en
tire length of the building, de
scended tne stairs and then
tried the front door, but it was
ocked. The finding of his
body cast a gloom over the
The remains of John Gow, of
New York City, aged 8 years,
were tound alter a dilieent
search in the debris Wednes
day morning. It was first hop
ed that he had escaped but his
charred bones told a different
story. From the position they
laid it was evident that he had
not moved from the cot but had
been suffocated by the smoke.
A message was sent to New
York City Wednesday morn
ing telling the father of his
misfortune. Gnef-stncken, he
came on Thursday to care for
the remains of his son, who
nad Been spending his vaca
tion at that place.
Coroner P. B. Peterson was
called at 8 o'clock Wednesday
morning. He viewed the char
red remains of Elwood Ives
and John Gow and stated that
there was no occasion for hold
ing an inquest. He stated that
all that remained of Elwood
Ives were his head and part of
the trunk of the body.
Dr. Purcell, of Narrowsburg,
was called and gave attention
to Neal and McKinley Ives, the
Robert Patterson of Throop, Had
Conversation With Mrs. Shnffer
on Thursday Was Bound
For Ilnwlcy.
Robert Patterson, tho Throop
miner, who has been missing from
home since a week ago last Thurs
day, was In Gravity, Pa., on Thurs
day last and Mrs. A. W. Shaffer, cor
respondent for Tho Tribune-Republican
saw him and talked with him.
Mr. Patterson disappeared ten days
ago and Mrs. Patterson requested the
Scranton police to find him as she
feared that he had met with foul prompton
Mrs. Bessie Rollson, Prompton, Nico
Woman Only When She Drinks
Seven Witnesses Testify
Agnlnst Her.
Mrs. Bessie Kollson, of Prompton,
was arraigned before Esquire It. A.
Smith Thursday morning on a
charge of disorderly conduct, drunk
enness and using profane language.
Seven witnesses testified against Mrs.
Rollson, the complaint being brought
against her by Mrs. Adams, of
former being quite
Neal and McKinley Ives,
younger sons of Mr. and Mrs.
William Ives, barely escaped
with their lives, which they did
by jumping out of the second
story window. They were both
badly burned and are also suf
fering from bruises and shock.
There is no evidence as to
how the building caught fire
A dance was held at the place
Tuesday night and it is possible
that a lighted cigarette or ci
gar butt thrown down by some
careless and thoughtless person
started the conflagration.
Another theory is that the
place might have caught fire
from electric wires, as the place
is lighted by electricity, a gaso
line engine furnishing power
for the generator. Had there
been a storage battery this
might have been more prob
able, but as there was none this
theory office is again blasted.
Beachlake has become a pop
ular summer resort, there be
ing at present over 300 guests
boarding at the different
houses. In view of the fact
that entertainment must be
furnished, Mr. Ives erected a
four ten pin bowling alley, with
ice cream parlors attached.
The boys, it appears, chose to
sleep over the alley rather than
in their own home during the
summer, it being cooler, they
claimed, which accounted for
them occupying apartments in
that building.
Mr. and Mrs. Ives have the
profound sympathy of their
many Wayne county friends in
their bereavement,
Following Is the letter received
from Tho Trlbune-Uepubllcan cor
respondent at Gravity:
Dear Sir: in your paper of yes
terday, August 13, appears tho pic
ture of Robert Patterson, of Throop,
whose wlfo wishes Information as to
his whereabouts. I saw and con
versed with this man, plainly the
original of tho photograph In your
.paper of yesterday, on Thursday,
Aug. 8, last. He claimed to have
been a miner, to have left his home
In Throop on Monday, Aug. 5, on ac
count of family troubles. He had
passed through Marshwood and Wlm
mers beforo reaching our place and
seemed to have a "tie" pass to Haw
ley, where he wanted to find work
on tho new washery. From his con
versation, ho was leaving home for
good." Scranton Tribune.
Committees Have Matters Well Un
der Way All Are Working Hard
for Big Event, August U7-UU, in
Neal Ives, who was badly burned
Internally, died as tho result of his
burns Wednesday evening at 7
o'clock. He suffered untold agony
as his back, arms and hands were
soveroly and deeply burned. Ho In
haled tho deadly fumes of the lire,
which caused his death. Dospite the
fact of being burned so badly, Neal
walkod from his home to his grand
mother's, Mrs. John Neal, a distance
of about a town block, Wednesday
morning, whero ho died at 7 o'clock
that night. Mrs. Neal cared for tho
boy and practically raised him. From
tho tlmo Neal entered tho house un
til after ho had passed away, Mrs.
Neal did not speak a word and par
alysis was feared, but sho regained
her speech Thursday morning and Is
apparently woll today, except to be
suffering from the shock.
The funeral of Elwood and Neal
Ives will bo hold at 10 o'clock Frl
day morning from tho Methodist
Episcopal church at Beachlake. Rev.
Mr. Seymour will preach tho sermon.
Both bodies will bo placed in tho
same casket and sorrowing and sym
pathizlng friends will tenderly lower
tho romalns of tho brothers Into ono
grave in tho Beachlake cemotory,
Besides their, parents, Elwood and
Neal Ives aro survived by three
brothors, McKlnloy, who escaped by
jumping from tho second story of
tho bowling alley, Edward, Victor
and ono sister, Elizabeth.
Hurrah for the Wayne county cele
bration! It will be held in Hones
dale August 27, 2S and 29. All ar
rangements are being made for the
big event, which from all reports,
will go way ahead of Old Home
Week three years ago.
At the meeting held last Tuesday
evening all committees reported pro
gress. All members were present
and much enthusiasm was mani
The privilege committee has made
arrangements for a carnival com
pany to give exhibitions on the Del
aware and Hudson culm bank.
Merry-go-rounds, ferris wheels and
other amusement novelties 'will be
here, which will enable our people
to pass through the "great ".white
way." The plot of ground near the
Union station has been secured and
arc lamps will be placed thereon.
Tho musla committee has made
arrangements for concerts to be
given on the green south of the city
Main street will be In flying col
ors from one end to the other.
Flags, bunting and streamers will
predominate. The commltteo desire
all to decorate that can. It is their
desire to make Honesdale ono mov
ing flag. Tho City Hall will bo one
of the first public buildings that will
bo decorated.
The commltteo on transportation
havo secured reduced rates on the
Delaware and Hudson road. Mid
night trains will also leave Hones
dale during the celebration.
The line of march of the civic,
automobile and firemen's parades
will bo published In a forthcoming
Issue of The Citizen.
The Grangers havo the chance of
their lives offered to them by the
committee. Liberal cash prizes will
be awarded.
A letter from Chief H. A. Oday
states that he will be here August
24 In time to participate In and en
joy tho celebration. He stated that
the Independent Hose company or
Dunmoro were planning to come to
Honesdale and intended taking a
prize home with them.
The soliciting commltteo find It
hard to secure tho funds subscribed.
They desire thoso who havo sub
scribed to kindly remit tho same,
as every business man realizes that
his own affairs would not thrive long
uuless ho had money to carry It on.
Tho Wlilto Mills flro department
was called out Wednesday morning
parties seeing tho Beachlake con
flagration mistook It for a flro back
of Whlto Mills.
Mr. Ives carried a largo stock of
cut glass In his bowling alloy, which
was a heavy loss.
Elwood Ires, tho young man who
lost his life, was spending his va
cation at the home of his parents,
being employed at Blnshamton.
Mrs. Adams was sworn and testi
fied that Mrs. Rollson used had
names and talked about people In
a slanderous manner, and that she
used language unfit for children to
listen to.
Mrs. Mumm sworn. "On August 8
Mrs. Rollson abused mo and my
16-year-old daughter. She said that
my daughter was with her husband,
and that my daughter had J 8 of his
money. Mrs. Rollson Is In the habit
of getting drunk and Is then disor
derly." Tho justice asked Mrs. Rollson
whether she had anything to say
about this and she said: "My hus
band came home drunk one day and
I asked him What he did with his $8
and he said he gavo it to the girl
at tho boarding house."
Mrs. Clara Mumm sworn. She
corroborated Mrs. Adams' testimony,
stating that Mrs. Rollson was drunk
and disorderly and used bad lan
guage. On the lGth the postmistress
ejected Mrs. Rollson from the post-
office owing to making a disturbance.
Said Mrs. Rollson kept the town peo
ple awake different times by her loud
Theresa Mlnnor sworn. Mrs. Roll
son Is a town nuisance. She dis
turbs the people at midnight. I live
on the hill and I often hear her from
my house.
Mrs. Romlch sworn. I can hear
Mrs. Rollson from my home. She
has spells at night and daytimes.
She calls names unfit to repeat before
children and ladies.
Annie Lassey sworn. Mrs. Rollson
calls people bad names and says
nasty things about them. She
hasn't a good reputation In Promp
ton. Mrs. Frank Bodle sworn. Mrs.
Rollson uses profane language and
called Mrs. Adams vile names. She
Is very boisterous at times and says
things unfit for children to hear.
Mrs. A. E. Snedeker sworn. Mrs.
Rollson came into our store and was
very disorderly and used profane
language. I ordered her out and told
her not to come In again. When she
is herself she is as nice as anyone
need be.
Mr. Datsman sworn. Mrs. Roll
son Is a nice little lady except when
she gets intoxicated. She then uses
language unfit for a lady to use.
W. S. McMullen, sworn. I heard
her misuse Mrs. Adams. Drink
caused tho trouble. When straight
she is as good as the best of us.
She gets Intoxicated quite often.
In reply to the Justice when he
asked Mrs. Rollson If she had any
thing to say she remarked that
"Mr. McMullen 'brings lots of this
drink to my house that causes this
Frank Bodie, sworn. I never
heard a man use as vile language as
Mrs. Rollson used when sho talked
to Mrs. Adams lately. Mrs. Rollson
Is very disorderly sometimes.
Justice Smith told Mrs. Rollson
she was guilty of the charges
brought against her according to the
evidence of the witnesses. He said
he would give her time to get ball
and unless she received it she would
have to go to Jail. Or she could pay
tho costs, which would amount to
about $25 and a lino not to exceed
$10. Mrs. Rollson, accompanied by
Constable Hanklns, then left the of
fice to seek someono to go her ball.
Through her attorney, C. A. Mc
carty, Mrs. Rollson entered an ap
peal for the October term of court.
Mr. McCarty furnished ball In tho
amount of $100.
Iowa City, la., Aug. 15. The
youngest mother recorded In Iowa
medical 'history is an 11 year oiu
girl from Davenport, who gave birth
to a healthy SVt pound child at tho
University Hospital today. Tho hos
pital authorities did not make public
tho glrl B name.
Italian Laborers Sold Ueverngo by
Bottle Near Knrview Detectlvo
Spencer's NUo Work.
Phillip CherrI and Tony Perrl, 'two
laborers on tho grounds at tho Far
vlow Criminal Insane Hospital, ap
peared boforo Esqulro R. A. Smith
Wednesday morning, charged with
selling liquor without a license, tho
complaint having been made by De
tectlvo N. B. Spencer.
Theso Italians bought as high as
15 kegs of beer at a time. At first
they drank tho beer 'with their meals
and nald for tho bovorago as a part
of tholr "mess." This was too tamo
for some, which led to violating tho
State law, selling without a llconse.
Esquire Smith told tho prisoners
thor had no right to sell tho beer,
but could drink It at tho table. Ho
held each under $100 ball. It Is ex
pected that tho damages will bo sot
tied within a fow days and tho viola'
tors released from jail. They will,
however, be held for October term
of court.
Thomas Ford Found Dead by His
Wlfo in Ills Home Gas Jet
Was Open Was Purely Ac
cidental. (Special to The Citizen.)
SCRANTON. Aug. 13. Thomas
Ford, lnsldo foreman of tho Mt.
Pleasant colliery, Scranton Coal
company, was found dead In his room
this morning by his wife.
The gas Jet was partially open.
It Is presumed that It was accldently
turned on. Homo articles or dom
ing were upon tho bed and It .Is sup
posed that beforo retiring Mr. Ford
removed his clothing and In some
manner touched tho gas cock,
which allowed tho gas to escape.
From the position In which his body
was found It appeared as if ho. had
made an effort to get out of the
room boforo being asphyxiated. Ho
leaves a wife and four children. Mr.
Ford was 3G years of ago and was a
promising young man.
Scranton Men Interested Capitaliz
ed for 8100,000 With a Surplus
of 8230,000.
(Special to Tho CItlzon.)
SCRANTON, Aug. 15. Michael
Dosak, a well known Scranton capi
talist, was olocted president of the
"Slavonic" Bank of Wllkes-Barre to
day. F. P. McCormlck was elected
vice-president. Tho bank Is cap
italized at $100,000, with $250,000
surplus. It will be a foreign money