The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, January 08, 1913, Page PAGE THREE, Image 3

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Droll Anecdotes Are Told of
Dead Financier.
Mr. Keene's Prodigious Winnings on
Stock Exchange and Race Traok Es
tablished Records He Used Fore
sight and Generalship That Bewil
dered Competitors.
Jnmcs Robert Kccno, who died ro
ccntly, was n highly vitalized combina
tion of marvelous powers and contra
dictory traits. A master speculator,
one of the greatest tacticians which
Wall street ever know, adamant when
roused to resistance and implacable as
a foe, be also bad hidden strains of
simplicity and benevolence. The finan
cial world knew him as the daring op
erator, sonic, called him Ilobln Hood,
and men who reared groat fortunes
made use of him as thoy would an in
strument of precision such confidence
did thoy have In his powers of analy
sis and his ability to carry out what
ho had decided to do.
It was the turf which found his
heart. As a child ho loved horses; as
a man be Idolized them. Ills greatest
Joy in life was in rearing victors for
his colors and in advancing the inter
eat of the American sport of racing.
His sardonic humor dropped from him
as a mask when he breathed the air of
the track.
Had Record Winnings.
From 189S to 1008 the remarkable
turf winnings of Mr. Keeue (during
which time his horses were trained
by James Itowe) exceeded $2,000,000,
and no other stable in the world has
that record.
At least a million dollars of thu large
sum won in the period above named
was earned by horses whose Immedi
ate sires or dams were by Domino,
and it was the purchase of this re
nowned racer as a yearling In 1S92
for ?!1,000 which laid the foundation
of his enormous successes.
Paid Big Price For Information.
"I can lay bare the one sole reason
for my triumph with a word. The
world is my spy. I pay the highest
price for information."
Some years ngo ouo of his friends
asked James It. Keene to what he at
tributed his great success In life, and
thu financier replied in the words quot
ed above. Certainly none of his friends
and associates ever accused Mr. Keene
of not knowing every detail of any
thing In which ho was interested. To
them bo always seemed to know ev
erything that any one else knew and
more besides.
The story of the last thirty years of
his life Is the story of moat of the sen
sational deals put through in Wall
street during that period and of the
triumphs of famous race horses 011 the
turf before the "sport of kings" was
killed by the Hughes anti-racing law.
Outside of his business Mr. Keene had
but one hobby horse racing and ho
Indulged in that to the limit. Domino,
Peter Pan, Colin, Sysonby, Commando,
Ballot, Colt, Sweep and a dozen other
great racers "belonged to him.
Keene was In the vortex of specula
tion once when suddenly It wns notic
ed that he began to lose Interest. He
had foreseen the end and was unload
ing his securities and stocks as fast as
he could. Ills follow brokers called
him crazy.
At the top of the market he had
emptied his strong boxes. Gold stocks
that had been selling at $500 and $600
a sharo dropped like lead and contin
ued to fall. Mr. Keene drew out of the
market Vltli a fortune of $0,000,000,
and soon after that the Bank of Cali
fornia failed. The president of the In
stitution In despair throw himself Into
the Pacific. Here It was that James II
Koene performed an important public
service, for largely through him a guar
antee fund of $8,000,000 was raised
with which to pay depositors, and of
this ho subscribed a million himself.
When the ntmosphero cleared some
what Mr. Keene, who was still in ill
health, crossed the continent to Now
York on his way to a long vacation In
Europe Ho scented a bigger game
hero than lie had over played. The
street was a challengo to the audacity
of the man trained In tho advonturons
west. The lure of tho metropolis held
Going After Gould.
One of the stories told of Mr. Keone
is that one day ho saw Jay Gould In
"I havo $4,000,000," ho said. "I
guess I will go after that man's scalp."
Tho conflict did not come then and
there, as for a time he and Mr. Gould
were on good terms and were allies In
several operations. When tho clash
came, years later, and disaster over
took tho house of Keene one of Its
choicest possessions, a picture by Rosa
Bonheur, was sold in meeting a debt.
Mr. Gould bought it, so tho sequel
poes, and hung it in his houso at Fifth
avenue and Forty-seventh street and
over afterward designated it as "Jim
Keene's Scalp."
Tho break between tho men was duo
to a little dispute In which Major J, It.
Belover, a Keene follower, wound up
with throwing Jay Gould down an
nreaway. Mr. Gould, still smarting
under the, indignity, went to his office
and started soma tilings which made
the major $20,000 poorer bofore .the day
was dono.
Navy Man to Help Survey Island
Found by Peary.
Ensign Fitzhugh Green, U. S. N.. has
been detallod to accompany the Crocker
Land expedition to the arctic which
Bets out next July. Ho will act as to
pographer and physiographer.
This latest arctic enterprise purposes
to establish tho existence and to sur
vey a body of land commonly called
Crocker island, which Peary reorted he
had scon in 1000 from Cape Thomas
Hubbard at a distance of about 100
miles across tho Ice. Adjoining terri
tory will bo explored nnd mapped.
Tho expedition will be a joint under
taking undor tho auspices of tho Amer
ican Museum of Natural History and
the American Geographical society and
i'ale university. It will be under the
leadership of Donald McMillan, who
was with Peary on the north pole trip
In 1000.
Girtsliina Wealth of
"Ormuz ar.3 of Ind."
Eighteenth Century Affair Given by
Mrs. W. F. Draper at Washington
Proves Ono of Unrivaled Splendor.
Guests Garbed In Costumes of Years
Ago Women's Jewels Dazzle.
A display of pearls that probably lit
erally "outshone the wealth of Ormuz
and of Ind" marked the eighteenth
century ball piven by Mrs. William F.
Draper In Washington.
Famous as a hostess because of the
splendid coming out ball for her daugh
ter, Miss Margaret, and of many oth
er entertainments that cost fortunes,
Mrs. Draper surpassed herself In this
Although the announcements as well
as tho Louis XV. costumes proclaimed
Its name, it will go down in social his
tory as the "jK-arl ball." Probably nev
er in America were so many and such
marvelous pearls assembled in a ball
room at one time.
Hostess a Scintillant Figure.
Tho hostess, who possesses $500,000
worth of pearls, wore, nearly -all of
them. Her hair, done in the Louis XV.
fashion, was crowned by a tiara of
pear shaped pearls, some of which
were as largo as a small pear. Also
she wore earrings and a collar of pearls,
a four strand necklace and a long
strand which hung from her shoulders
nearly to the iloor.
The same sort of jewels formed her
corsage ornament, nnd a stomacher
fashioned of them covered her waist
and hips.
The design of her costume was in
representation of the dress of a lady
of the court of Louis XV. Her gown
was of white satin with broad stripes
of black velvet.
Miss Margaret Draper, dressed as a
young woman of the court, wore the
famous necklnce whoso separate Jewels
have come from the four quarters of
tho globe. Tho first jewel in tho neck
lace was given to her by the dowager
Queen Marghcrita of Italy, who was her
godmother, for Miss Draper was born
In Itomo whilo her father was Ameri
can ambassador to Italy. She Is the
wealthiest unmarried woman In Wash
ington society.
Other Magnificent Strands.
Among other women who opened
their jewel caskets to wear their pearls
were Mrs. MacVcagh, wife of the sec
rotary of the treasury, whose pearls,
like her emeralds, have been carefully
selectod by an export who travels all
over tho world for tho purpose.
Mrs. Joseph Leiter wore the gift of
Mrs. Levi Z. Loiter, a companion strand
to thoso of the Duchess of Suffolk, tho
lato Lady Curzon and Mrs. Colin Camp
bell of England, daughters of Mrs. Lei
ter. Mrs. Peter Goelet Gerry, who made a
personal canvass of Europe in search
of the pearls for her strand; Mme.
Hnuge, Mrs. Richardson Clover and
Miss Budora Clover all added to the
beauty of tho "pearl ball."
Most of tho costumes were designed
from paintings of tlie eighteenth cen
tury. The ballroom was decorated in
the fashion of tho French Yuletlde en
tertainments of that period, although
American Beauty roses were used In
the place of tho red carnations of
Tho minuet was danced, Miss Helen
Taft and Mr. Robert Taft being among
the dancers.
Miss Margaret Draper and her houso
guest, Miss Luvlna Fish of Now York,
were the guests of honor at n dinner
given before tho ball by Mrs. Richard
Iteld Rogers and Miss Elizabeth Rog
ers, Out of compliment to her guest
of honor Mrs. Rogers transformed her
house into an eighteenth century
French garden nnd even costumed her
sen-ants in tho fashion of that period.
Wed Again Month After Annulment.
Within a month of the annulment of
their provlous marriage Peter W. Van
tieneu and Marin Anderson, both of
Newburg, N, Y., were married again.
Vantlenen U nineteen years old. Ho
and Miss Anderson were married se
cretly In July. Tho youth's father had
Judge Tompkins annul tho marriage.
Meanviille young Vantlenen won his
father's consent.
Declares Wish to Enter Big
Yacht Does Again
Irish Baronet Announces Plan to Figure
In Event on Opening of Panama Ca
nal Gives High Praise to Yacht Club
and Man Who Crossed Ocean In
Sir Thomas Llpton entertains the
hope that he will be able to race again
for the America's cup off Sandy Hook
in 191it under the universal or Euro
pean rule. He doclares that tho Now
York Yacht club haw always treated
him very handsomely and that If it
j has ever made any mistakes in its
negotiations or dealings with him thoy
havo always been in his favor. All of
which he said at a dinner tendered to
him at the New York Atliletic club re
cently by the yachtsmen of tho greater
city of New York and given Under tho
auspices of the yachting commlttco of
the athletic club, which includes yacht
ing and in a considerable degree yacht
racing in its activities.
Two hundred men or more attended
the dinner. Probably a third of tho
number were members of tho Now
York Athletic club. Among the other
two-thirds were former Commodore
Wilson Marshall, former Fleet Captain
Morton AV. Smith, former Vice Com
modore F. M. Hoyt, Clay M. Greene
and several others of the Lachmont
Yact club; Commodore J. tuart Black
ton, Fleet Captain Ernest Malcolm
and about twenty members of tho At
lantic Yacht club; Commodore M. W.
Houck and several others of tho New
Rochello Yacht club; Commodore II.
H. Melville, Fleet Captain John M.
Shaw and others of tho Motorboat
Club of America; n. A. Jackson, Jr.,
Commander Alfred Brooks Frey, C. S.
King and J. A. Mahlstedt, athletic club
men who are distinctly of the yachting
contingent of that organization, and the
members of nearly all tho yacht clubs
on Long Island sound and Gravosend
Among thoso at the table of honor
were Vice Commodore Edward A. Sum
ner of tho ynchtlng department of the
New York Athletic club, who acted as
toastmastcr; Colonel Duncan F. D.
Nelll of Sir Thomas LIptou's entourage,
VIco President Ernest F. Ilaubold,
Now York Atliletic club; Roy Allen,
Senator Francis Atwater of Connecti
cut; Brigadier General Tasker A. Bliss,
U. S. A.; the Right Rev. Charles S.
Burch, Ernest Birmingham, Charles
Chapman, Charles Davis, Justice Dike
of Brooklyn; Justice Donnelly, Captain
Thomas Fleming Day, Hon. Henry A.
Gildersleovo, non. David Lcventritt,
Captain Thomas C. Meadows, Commo
dore J. Blackbourno Miller, Dean An
drew Phillips, Yale university; non.
Thomas Ryerson, New Jersey; Don C.
Seltz, Hon. George W. Schurman, Rear
Admiral Charles D. Sigsbeo, U. S. N.;
William Stone, Major Willinm S. Ter
rlborry, M. C, N. G. N. Y and Hon.
Henry A. Wise. It was distinctly an
nssombly of the admirers of the Irish
baronet, nnd, in a measure, ono repre
sentative of tho great body of yachts
men of tho United States.
Sir Thomas was introduced as ono
who had done moro to promote good
fellowship between England and
America than any other man who had
over crossed tho ocean either way. He
talked for twenty minutes or moro and
devoted n considerable portion of his
attention to the praise of Captain
Thomas Fleming Day, because of his
performance in crossing tho ocean in a
thirty foot motorboat.
Ho also told of his proposal made to
tho yachtsmen of San Francisco, to
race with them with n 23 meter boat
off the Golden Goto in 1015, tho year
of the opening of tho Panama canal,
and of tho prompt acceptance of his
proposition, and intimated that ho had
reason to bellove that ono or moro
boats would bo built by eastern yachts
men to enter the contest no hinted
further that former Commodoro Wil
son Marshall, who won tho emperor's
cup in a race across the Atlantic seven
years ago, would bo represented in the
event. Sir Thomas said that his pres
ent Shamrock had started In eight
races In German waters durlug tho
past season nnd had won six first
prizes nnd acknowledged that his suc
cess was duo In part to the good offices
of former Commodoro Robert E. Tod of
the Atlantic Yacht club, who had sail
ed on his yacht in all, or nearly all, of
theso races.
Don C. Seltz, who was tho second
speaker, expressed regret that interest
In tho automobile had superseded that
in yachting In n considerable degree
nnd that yacht racing was on tho de
cline, and urged that yacht clubs tako
up tho matter of racing with flying ma
chines. Justlco Dike of Brooklyn, Ad
miral Charles D. Slgsbee, TJ. S. N.J
United States District Attorney Wise,
Thomas Fleming Day and Commodoro
Melvillo of the Motor Boat Club of
America wore also among tho speakers.
Progress on Cape Cod Canal.
Tho Capo Cod canal is three-eighths
completed ,in estimation of tho engl
neers. They rcfuso to predict the dato
of the opening of tho wnterway, which
is designed to bo tho northern end of a
system of inland courses along tho At
lantic coast
Make rt One Thai Will Relieve the
Tension of Business.
Writing on ttvt advantage and enjoy
ment that a busy man will derive from
a hobby, Arnold Bennett says In tho
"la choosing a distraction that is to
say, in choosing a rival to his buslnoss
he should select soma pursuit whoso
nature differs as much as possible
from to nature of his business, and
which will bring Into activity another
side of his character, if his business
Is monotonous, demanding caro and
solicitude rather than Irregular, In
tense efforts of the brain, then let his
distraction be such as will mako a
powerful call upon his brain. But if
on the other hand the course of his
business runs In crises that string up
the brain to its tightest strain, thon let
his distraction be a foolish and merry
"Many men fall into the error of as
uumliig that their bobbles must be as
dignified and sorlous as their voca
tions, though surely the example of
the great ut philosophers ought to
tin vt taught them bettorl Thoy seom
to Imagine that they should continu
ally be Improving themselves In either
body ur mind If they take up a sport.
It W becniiMv the sport may Improvo
thulr health. And If the hobby Is in.
tcllectual It must nei'ds he employed
to Improve their brain
"Thu fact Is that their conception of
self Improvement U too narrow In
their restricted Kense of the phraso
they possibly don't need Improvlug,
they possibly are already improved to
the point of being a nulsancr to their
fellow creatures; possibly what they
need Is worsening. In the broad and
full sense of the phrase self Improve
ment, a course of self worsening might
Improve them.
"I have known men and everybody
has known them who would approach
nearer to perfection If they could only
acquire a little carelessness, a little
absentmlndedness, a little tllogical
ness. a little Irrotional nnd Infantile
gaiety, a little unscrupulousness In the
matter of the time of day. These con
siderations should be weighed before
certain hobbles are dismissed as being
unworthy of a plain man's notice."
A Foreign City In Every Sense, With
Its Own Odd Charm.
Americans driving to their hotel
through Havana's narrow, noisy streets
Invariably exclaim that it seems to
them "as If they were abroad." The
question to borrow a phraso from the
widely traveled but unemotional Mr
Baeaeker "need not detain them long."
They nre abroad. Havana is not mere
ly "like a foreign town;" It is a foreign
town. It has its own odd look, its spe
cial plcturesqucncss, its own tumultu
ous life. It abounds In unknown dishes
and vitrange fruits, nnd upon the hot
tropic uight it pours out half barbaric
music and queer melancholy songs.
The long traditions of the Spanish
dominion of the two Americas still
cling about Havana's fortresses and
the palaces, churches and monasteries
of her ancient streets. She was a
proud, rich city, tho entrepot of the
west, when our northerntnninlnnd was
a wilderness. And now In the Cuban
twentieth century she Is a crowded,
thriving, gay metropolis, with her own
pride, her own tropic airs and graces,
her own wholly un-American individu
ality. She may bo crowded In the brief
winter season with American tourists,
may contain (as indeed sho always has
contained) a considerable American
business colony nnd may be a refuge
for derelicts and vagabonds straight
from the pagos of O. Henry, Richard
Harding Davis and other Klpllngs of
Spanish America. Still, she Is always
the old Havana, the Cuban capital of
Cuba. Harrison Rhodes In Metropolitan-Sir
Humphry Davy.
Sir Humphry Davy married a wid
ow as peculiar as himself. His pet uf
fectatlon was a lack of time. He was
always In a hurry. He pretended that
he bad no leisure to dress himself, and
when a chango of linen became neces
sary he simply put one shirt over an
other until he was known to have on
five or six shirts at a time. Of course
he could not wear this amount of ap
parel without appreciably increasing
his size, and his friends not in the se
cret were somotlmes surprised to see
him fall off In apparent weight twenty
pounds in a day. His wife's great anx
iety was to keep him "fit for company,"
but as he did not care a fig for com
pany she bad no easy task, and domes
tic discord was a common thing
The Light That Failed.
It was by an accident that Mr. Kip
ling got his famous title, "The Light
That Failed." Ho had almost decided
to call the novel "The Failure," al
though he was dissatisfied with this.
Ono evening as he was sitting In his
study reading by lamplight tho light
went suddenly down almost failed, in
fact in a second Kipling Jumped up.
exclaiming excitedly, "By Jove, I've
got It!" Pplntlng to tho lamp, bo said.
"The Light That Failed."
As an Offset.
"That girl has been promoted twice
to my once. She has all the luck In
this office."
"Well, I notice that she also has most
of the work on her shoulders. So 1
guess she's entitled to the luck."
Washington Herald.
Made Her Laugh.
Tom Did Miss Roxley entertain
your proposal? Jack On tho contrary,
my proposal seemed to entertain her -Uoaton
Tho Bloodlne Corporation,
Boston, Mass.
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Mail orders filled by the Bloodlne
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For sale by C. C. Jadwin.
en that appraisement of $300
to tho widows of the following nam
ed decedents have been filed In the
Orphans' Court of Wayne county, and
will bo presented for approval on
Monday, January 20, 1913 viz:
Geo. J. Bergmann, Texas: Per
sonal. Geo. W. Butterworth, Sterling:
W. J. BARNES, Clerk.
Our GOLD TABLETS if used promptly
will make short work of a cold.
Will conduct
Ladses3 Long Goasg Fur3 Astra-
9 Plush and GEotfo.
Busts, Junior, Swisses
and Ladies9 separate Skirts,
fewest cuts.
Silk and Chiffon Shirt Waists.
Fur Muffs and Scarfs-Genuine Pelts.
infants9 Bear Cloth Coats.
January Closing Out Sale of Winter
Made-up goods
Honesdale, Pa.
The Leading Financial Institution of Wayne County
Wo lead In CAPITAL STOCK $ 200,000.00
We lead In SURPLUS and UNDIVIDED PROFITS 372,862.00
Wo lead in TOTAL CAPITALIZATION 572,802.00
Wo lead In Deposits 2,403,348,60
We lead in TOTAL RESOURCES 3,040,099.22
This year completes the FORTY FIRST eince tho founding of tho
MANY BANKS have come and gone during that period.
PATRONIZE ono that has withstood tho TEST of TIME.
W. B. HOLMES, President
A. T. SBARLT3. Vice-President W. J. WARD, Asst. Cashier,
The annual jneotlng of the stock
holders of the Wayne County Sav
ings Bank for tho election of direc
tors, will be held at the banking
office on
Tuesday, January 1-1, 1013,
between the hours of throo and fou,r
o'clock p. m.
H. S. SALMON, Cashier.
Honesdale, Pa Dec. 24, 1912.
the Judge of the Beveral Courts of
the County of Wnyne has Issued his precept
for holding a Court o( Quarter Sessions, Oyer
and Terminer, and General Jnll Delivery In
and for said County, at the Court House, to
becin on
MONDAY, JAN 20. 1913.
and to continue two weeks:
And directing that a Grand Jury for the
Courts ot Quarter Sessions and Oyer and
Terminer be summoned to meet on Monday,
Jnn.13.1913, at 2 p. m.
Notice is therefore hereby clven to the
Coroner and Justices of tlio Peace, and Con
stables ot the County ot Wayne, that they be
then and there In their proper persons, at
said Court House, at 2 o clock In the after
noon ot said lath day of Jan., 1913. with their
records, lnqulsttions.examlnatlons andother
remembrances, to do those thlncs which to
tbclr ofilccs appertain to be done, and those
who are bound by rccoenizance or otherwise
to prosecute the prisoners who are or shall
be In the Jail of Wayne County, bo then and
there to prosecute against tbem as shall bo
Given under my hand, at Honesdale, this
24th day of Dec, 1912, and In the 136th year
of tho Independence ot the United States
Sheriff's Ofllce I
Honesdale. Dec. 21. 1912. I 102w4
If you want fine Job printing
Just give Tho Citizen a trial order.
We can do GOOD work.
during January
II. S. SALMON, Cashier
Nov. 12, 1912.