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THE CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER n, 1912.
He Is President of the $75,
000,000 Woolen Trust.
INDICTED ON SIX G00NTS.
Charge Is Conspiracy In Connection
With the Alleged Planting of Dyna
mite During the Textile Workore'
Strike In Lawrence, Mass.
William M. Wood, president of Uio
American Woolen company, who has
been indicted on charges of conspiracy
la connection with the alleged "plant
ing" of dynumlt.o in Lawrence, Mass.,
during the strifco' Inst spring, Is one of
the most conspicuous figures In Amer
ican Industrial life.
Although lie roso from the very bot
tom of the laboring class. Wood Is re
garded by lalwr as its bitterest ene
my Ills life story is picturesque. Ills
father was a Portuguese named Jo
clutho, who was brought to Edgar
town, on Martha's Vineyard, by Cap
tain Ilenry Pease, a whaling master,
on whoso ship Jacjntho had been em
ployed ns cook's assistant- Jaclntho,
according to custom, took his benefac
tor's name and becamo a cobbler In
Edgartown. lie married, and his first
child, known as William M. Wood,
was lorn April fl, 1S01.
The son began life as a mill worker.
When Dr. Frederick Ayer of Lowell,
the patent medicine man, was obliged
to take over tho Washington mill In
Lawrenco because that institution
could not repay his loans to it, Wil
liam M. Wood was a traveling sales
man for a New Betlfoni manufactory.
Dr. Ayer's new manager, a man named
Sampson, got Wood to Join his force
and later made him assistant manager.
Held a Trade Secret.
Mr. Wood hail one of tho trade se
crets of the day a method of blend
ing wools so that he could sell cloth
of apparently n certain grade far be
low his competitors. Ills concern
made money In the face of hard times.
Meanwhile he had come into social re
lations with Dr. Ayer's family and
eventually married the doctor's daugh
ter All the Ayer money then became
available for the development of tho
When men were forming combina
tions of manufactories of nil kinds it
occurred to Mr. Whitman of the Ar
lington mill that this would bo n good
thing to do In the woolen Industry. He
began It nnd Incidentally took In Mr.
Wood and his Washington mill, only
to find later on that Mr. Wood was the
head and center of the undertaking
nnd that his Arlington mill had been
left outside altogether.
Mr Wood built the biggest woolen
mill In tho world. He has Installed
many Improvements which nre direct
ly for the benefit and tho comfort of
tho employees, putting nn escalator in
tho mill, for lnstanco, to savo stnlr
climbing and building cottages which
arc rented to employees, improving the
workrooms themselves and even In
stalling n restaurant In the mill, where
food Is sold at cost
Yet It was against Mr. Wood that
the bitterest feeling was shown during
tho Lawronco strike, and, on tho other
hand, It was Mr. Wood's action which
regulated what the other mill owners
should do iu tho matter of settling the
strike or holding out against settlement.
Mr. Wood lias a luxurious winter
homo in the Back Bay district of Bos
ton at 21 Fairfield street Ho has n
home also in Andover nnd country
houses nt Cuttyhunk and Pride's Cross
ing. Ho Is n member of tho Eastern
Yacht club and tho owner of several
yachts and automobiles, no la n mem
ber of tho prominent Boston clubs and
a stockholder nnd director In leading
Boston Industrial nnd financial Institu
tions, He carries ono of the lnrgest
life insuranco policies of any man In
Tho American Woolen company.
which bore tho brunt of tho great
Lawrence strike from Jan. 12 until
March 14, controls thirty-three manu
facturing plants In New England and
Tho maximum penalty in tho event
f conviction on tho conspiracy charge
lounts contained in tho Indictment
the Sams Jag.
Benjamin Bryant of Nynck, N. Y.,
vrna ri tn rwl 1 ... tit fit 'ci 1 ! .. TnaHfi
oviRnn onn imv reconflv ror cnrrvlni?
ixcess liquid baggage.
Tho samo night ho was beforo tho
"You nro charged with lelng drunk,
Irynnt" said tho magistrate "What
mvo you to say?"
"Your honor," uuawered Bryant,
'this la tho samo Jog, and tho const!
ution of tho United States says that
10 man can bo placed in Jeopardy
wjco ror mo sumo oirenne.
"Tho point la woll taken," said tho
udge, with a smllo. "You aro dis-
TELLS THE WEATHER.
Spectroscope Barometer' Detects the
Coming of Rain,
A wonderful new pocket spectroscope
barometer, tho description of which
sounds almost too good to be true, is
the BUbJcct of an nrtlclo in tho London
Dolly Mirror. It Is u llttlo instrument
llko a small telescope, costs only a few
shillings and can easily be carried In
tho waistcoat pocket. This spoctro
scope is the detective of rain, for the
presenco of wnter vnpor in the air,
however far nway, has a vlslblo effect
on the instrument.
To use tho spectroscope ono simply
looks through It toward the horizon in
tho direction from which tho wind is
On goring through the spectroscope
a sudden vision of bright colors, Ulco a
piece of imprisoned ralnlow, appears
before the eyes. The colors aro Iden
tical with those of the rainbow dnrk
purple, blue, green, yellow nnd red.
And it Js the narrow band of yollow
the brightest In tho whole color scheme
which gets disturbed at the approach
If rain is coming a thin dark line op
pears over the patch of yellow.
A scientist explained how tho spec
troscope detects the npproach of stormy
conditions. "The nearer tho npproach
of rain the more pronounced do the
lines on the yellow band becomo," he
said. "If the yellow band is qulto dis
tinct and free from nny lines ono muy
bo assured that tho weather will bo
flno, at least for some hours to coma.
Thero Is ono fixed dark lino always
present in the yellow part of tho spec
trum, but ono soon becomes familiar
with this and ignores It.
Tho reason that lines appear on the
yellow band Is that when there is
wnter vnpor between tho spectroscope
and tho sunlight tho moisturo 'cuts
out" and absorbs part of tho yellow
band, leaving ono or moro black lines
in Its placa These black lines ore
caused by the absence of color, and
their extent nnd clearness may deter
mine the severity of tho rainstorm and
how soon It Is likely to come.
"When using the instrument one
must always look In tho direction the
wind la blowing from, as it will, of
course, bo from that point of tho com
pass that wnter vnpor will come. Once
one has become an adept with it tho
spectroscope is for more certain than n
barometer for forecasting rain, as tho
latter Is Influenced by many other
causes whllo tho former Is Influenced
by nothing except tho wnter vnpor in
DEATH BY LAW
FUEL SHIP JUPITER LAUNCHED
First Seagoing Vessel Electrically
Driven Built at Mare Island.
The United States fuel ship Jupiter,
the first electrically driven seagoing
vessel ever built nnd the largest ship
of any description ever laid down on
tho Pacific coast was launched recent
ly at the Mnre Island navy yard.
The Jupiter will mnko about fourteen
knots an hour. She Is 572 feet long by
05 feet benm, draws 27 feet C inches,
displaces 10,300 tons nnd has a carry
ing capacity of 12,500 tons of coal nnd
375,000 gallons of fuel olL The keel
was laid on Oct 10 Inst nnd tho hull
has boon built In record tlmo nt a sav
ing of nearly $100,000 ovor tho appro
priation of jl ,200,000 allowed by con
gress. Power Is supplied by n six stage
steam turbine of American design,
driving a 14,000 horsopowor olectric
generator, tho largest of its bind ever
built current from which Is conducted
to motors driving twin screw shafts.
Coal can be loaded from tho Jupiter
into a worship nt tho roto of 100 tons
an hour, and duplex pumps will per
mit hor to tako In or pump out oil to
another vessol at Uic rate of 120,000
gallons an hour.
RULES ON RELIGIOUS GARB.
But Fisher's Decision Affecting Indian
8chools Not Yet Made Public
Beforo leaving for nnwali to investi
gate Governor Froar, Secretary of tho
Interior Fisher submitted to President
Taft a letter fully sotting forth his de
cision with regard to tho wearing of
religious garb by teachers In govern
ment Indian schools. The president
has not yet examined Mr. Fisher's de
cision, nnd it will not bo mudo public
until it is forwnrded to Mr. Ynlentino,
commissioner of Indian affairs.
Tho religious garb question has been
tho subject of controversy sinco Com
missioned Valentino issued nn order
several months ago prohibiting mem
bers of Catholic religious communities
from wearing tholr distinctive dress
whllo teaching in government Indian
schools. Mr. Valentino's order subse
quently was suspended by President
Tuft pending a full hearing- beforo
TRANSOCEAN FLIGHT TROPHY.
Pioneer American Suffragette Offers
Hoirloom to tho Aviator.
Mrs. Woodhull Martin of London,
formerly Victoria Woodhull, ono of tho
pioneer women suffragists of America
and now tho widow of John Blddulph
Martin, tho bnnker, has offered through
tho AVomcn's Aerial leaguo n Buperb
antique centerpleco to tho first avia
tor who crosses tho oconn to Ainorleu.
Tho trophy is ono of tho urt treas
ures of Mrs. Martin's beautiful old
homo nt Norton's Park, Worcestershire.
Tho Norton Park homestead has been
In tho Martin fumlly for 300 yonrs and
Is flllod with art treasures, anthjuos
and curios from all parts of tho world.
Pleads For an Act ot Legisla
ture to Permit Euthanasia,
SHE IS A HOPELESS INVALID.
In Constant Pain and Unable to Move
Hand or Foot Injured Animals Mer
cifully Killed, She Says, While She
May Live For Twenty Years.
Mrs. Sarah Harris, thlrty-threo years
old, n sufforcr from paralysis for three
years, has dictated from her V1 In a
New York snnttnrlum an npiieal for
tin net of Uio legislature which would
mnko it poHsible for physicians to end
her sufferings by n merciful death.
For three years Mrs. Harris has not
been able to move hand or foot. She
has control only over the muscles of
her head. There la no hope Unit she
will ever improve. Her condition Is
caused by n spinal maludy which keeps
her constantly In intense pain. The
disease has spared her reason, but this
only makes life harder for her by add
ing mental suffering to physical.
Her husband is Louis Hnrrls, u cloth
ing salesman. They have two children,
n boy and a girl.
The Invalid's parents removed to
Now York several years ago from
Charleston, S. C., where Mrs. Harris
was born. She was educated In
Charleston, and nfter graduating from
n normal school begnn to teach school
there. At her wish her parents re
moved to New York, where eight years
ago she married Louis Harris.
Was Healthy and Active.
During tho first five years of their
married llfo Mrs. narrls was an ac
tive, healthy young woman, devoting
nil her tlmo to her household nnd to
tho rearing of hor three children. The
nfillctlon which deprived her of the
us of her limbs came without warn
ing. Apparently In good health, she
was out wnlklng with her children In
October, 1000, when she suffered the
first attack. In a few days she had
become a helpless invalid. Tho exact
nature of her disease has not been dis
covered, though It is known to bo a
Bplnnl trouble which cannot bo cured.
Mrs. Harris spent two years in the
Neurological institute under tho enre
of specialists who could do nothing
for her and finally admitted that there
was no improvement Tho last year
Mrs. narrls has spent in tho sani
tarium. Since she first learned that her case
was hopeless Mrs. Harris has proyed
for deuth. She has sought to enlist
her husband's relatives In nn effort
to havo n law passd allowing n pain
less death to be administered In tho
ca.o of hopeless Invalids who request
ed such a release from pain. The
nnswer has always been an attempt
to cheer her up and to hold out hope.
Mrs. Harris' Plea.
Mrs. nnrris has now taken tho first
step In n movement for tho passage of
nn act by tho legislature which will
make It lawful to terminate her life.
She dictated tho following statement:
Can the busy throng stop long enough
from their various avocations In Ilo to
consider n most vital question from ono
of tho eroatost sufferers who inhabits this
Various mechanical Inventions aro belnp
pushed In which many hlnln HshtB lose
their lives, and yot ono question, the
Breatost of all, how to and tho suffering
of hopoloss, helpless sufferors, has never
been delved Into.
Hero, in hor early thirties, a young wom
an stretched on a bed, immobile, boreft of
tho great motor engine of her constitution
for tho past threo years, which places her
In an absolutely paralyzed condition, In
which ho la unablo to exort a single mus
cle of hor body, besides Buffering much
pain, yet In full possession of the strength
of her mentality, craves and yearns for
that which would end her misery, which
tonguo cannot relato nor pen describe.
Master minds of modlcal science, skilled
diagnosticians, and human skill havo ex
hausted tholr offorts In bringing about
some relief or euro.
Now, why should not the Btato tako tho
matter In Its hands nnd end tho wretched
ness of suoh poor auffororsT Let us Just
stop long enough to think that when a
brute, tho lowlteBt of the anlmnl kingdom,
becomes lnactlvo and doomed to suffer; Its
suffering Is put to an end, and hero a hu
man being, tho highest nnd noblest ot cre
ated beings, must llngor and sudor on un
til tho vital organB glvo way, which may
bo nn Indefinite numbor of 'ears. What a
enjol order of tho unlversol
Naturally one's own loved onos cannot
bring this about Your physician cannot
do it, for ho would bo condemned, so tho
only means is tho Btato.
Any ono who shall tako up my case, ns
It requires ft ploneor, as In overythlng,
would win nn everlasting debt of gratl
tudo from Ofio of tho gruatest sufferers on
Like, a Tortured Captive.
To n reporter Mrs. Harris compared
her caso to that of a tortured captivo
who wns revived ns .often ns ho bo
caxno ltwonsiblo from pain in order
that ho would bo in n condition to suf
fer keenly whon moro agonies were in
fllcted. "If an animal is mortally wounded
or helpless from disease," sho Bald,
"nature provides against long, drawn
out suffering. Tho animal dies quick
ly, nnd ita pain la over. That la tho
most merciful way, and men rocognlzo
that, for when a horso or n dog is hurt
or sick and thero is no further hopo
for it it is put out of its misery.
"But when tho sumo Is truo of n hu
man being ho la artificially kept olive
to suffer. If I were neglected for u
day or two death would como. You can
not imaglno how I would wclcomo it."
Th6 superintendent of tho sanita
rium said that Mrs. Harris might Iivo
tor ten or twonty yetfrs.
SIRES AND SONS.
Julio Bctnncourt, the now envoy or
Irnordlnnry and minister plenipoten
tiary of the republic of Colombia to
Uio United States, represented his
country for twenty years ns minister
John D. Hockefeller, Andrew Carne
gie, J. P. Morgan. Wllllnm Hockefeller,
George F. Baker, James B. Duke,
Jomes Stillman, II. C. Frick nnd W.
K. Vnnderbllt nre said to possess over
Though John K. Wllklc, chief of tho
United Stntes secret service, has trav
eled -10,000 miles every twelve months
for tlie post fourteen years, he has
never had an accident or received so
much as a scratch whllo on n railroad
A pension for tho rest of his nat
ural life of a case of beer a week Is
the reward which has been received
by It. E. Wedge of Oranha, Neb., for
promptly returning to u local brewing
compnuy n bank book and ?8,000 In
currency which he found In tho street.
Dr. Ezra Squire Tipple, professor of
pracUcnl theology in Drew Theological
seminary, has been elected president
of tho seminary to succeed Dr. Henry
Anson Butz, resigned. Dr. Tipple, who
has been connected with tho seminary
since 1005, was born In 1SC1 in Cnm
den and hns filled important charges
In New York and New Jersey.
Captain Claus Buss of tho nomburg
Atnerlcnn lino recently completed his
two hundredth trip ncross the Atlan
tic. Ho has been nt sea for fifty-six
years, having taken his first voynge
with his father, who was in the China
trade, when he was but Uiree years of
age. Ills actual service began In 1871,
nnd since 1S90 ho has been iu tho serv
ice of tho steamship company.
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The Schuylkill navy oarsmen of Phil
adelphia will endeavor to secure tho
1913 regatta of the National Associa
tion of Amateur Oarsmen.
Bob Deady of Philadelphia will man
age Jack Ward, an English lightweight
boxer, and also Fred Delaney of Bir
mingham, who can mako 133 pounds.
Both men will nrrlvo early this fall.
Tho Toronto and District Association
Football league has thirty-seven teams
nnd 700 registered players, exclusive
of forty-three public school teams nnd
n score or more of mercantile nnd
The trotter Iluxham, 2:15, that
died recenUy in Illinois, started in 152
rnces and won forty-one times nnd
12,345 in the fifteen years that ho
was raced. lie was unplaced but thir
teen times and driven in every race by
W. J. Creasy.
How many riles have ou got?
The Leading Financial Institution of Wayne County
e County Savings Bank,
Capital Stock $200,000.00
Surplus and Profits 350,000.00
Total Capital 550,000.00
Wo aro pleased To announce to our CUSTOMERS and FRIENDS that
by tho increaso of our CAPITAL STOCK to $200,000.00 wo havo tho
largest CAPITALIZATION of any Bank In this SECTION.
W. B. HOLMES, President II. S. SALMON, Cashier
A. T. SEARLE, Vice-President W. J. WARD, Asst. Cashier.
W. B. HOLMES A. T. SEARLE H. J. CONGER
T. B. CLARK C. J. SMITH F. P. KIMBLE
W. F. SUYDAM II. S. SALMON E. W. GAMMELL
J. W. FARLEY
July 15, 1912.
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