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THE CITIZEN, FRIDAY, AUGUST i, 1913.
Representative Seeks to Fix
Policy In Mexico.
WANTS COMMITTEE APPOINTED
Would Authorize Five Senators end
Five Representatives to Examine
All Diplomatic Correspondence.
Doomed Americans Set Free.
Huerta May Resign.
SOME MEAX WILLS.
Washington, July 30. Investigation
of Mexican conditions by n joint con
gressional committee was irdposed In
a resolution Introduced by Hopresonta
tlvo Stephens of Texas. Tho resolu
tion, which would start positive action
on tho part of tho American govern
ment lu regard to Mexico, taUlng tho
matter out of tho hands of tho state
department, would authorize live sen
ators and live representatives to ex
amine nil diplomatic correspondence
and other documents relating to the
Although It had been reported on
good authority that Henry Lane Wil
son would be supplanted as American
ambassador to Mexico, lie will. It was
learned, appear before the senate for
eign relations committee to give his
views on conditions in Mexico. Mr.
ltryan. secretary of state, was pre
vented from attending tho commit
tee's special meeting on account of
conferences with Ambassador Wilson
ut the state department.
President Wilson has .issued or au
thorized no statement regarding his
attitude on retaining or dismissing
Ambassador Wilson, but it was learn
ed that the president will not direct
nny immediate steps regarding this
country's reintions with Mexico.
Representative Stephens said ho had
not consulted either President Wilson
or Mr. Bryan regarding his resolution
authorizing an investigation of affairs
Wording of Resolution.
"The committee will consider," said
tho resolution, "tho qustion of our re
lations with Mexico growing out of tho
present disturbed conditions of that
country. Tho committee shall report
with ns little delay as possible the
true conditions in Mexico, tho protec
tion given Americans and American
Interests, the truth regarding tho In
humanities nnd atrocities which come
to the knowledge of tills body through
official sources and any othor facts re
lating to this mntter. Tho committee
will, with as little delay ns possible,
recommend what action should bo
taken by congress."
Charles BIssel and Bernard McDon
ald, the two mine mnnagcrs held by
Mexican federals under sentence of
death at Chihuahua, have been order
ed rclensed by tho Huerta govern
ment. Charge d' Affaires Algara of the
embassy hero so Informed Secretary
Bryan. It was said Mr. Bryan express
ed gratification at the prompt action
the Huerta government had given to
American representations In tho cases,
' as well as that of Dixon, the immigra
tion insioctor, shot at Juarez.
McDonald is an Englishman. Bis
mol's chnuffeur, an American, lias also
been ordered released. Tho three men
were captured by General Orozco while
attempting to take American refugees
out of Parral.
The fact that tho same mediators
,who persuaded Porflrlo Diaz to abdi
cate are now trying to adjust tho dif
ferences between tho followers of
Huerta nnd Caranza is encouraging
officials in touch with Mexican affairs
to believe that General Huerta will
resign. No new developments are ex
pected for a fortnight. Prominent Mex
leans, working for peace, will repre
sent to Huerta that tlicro can be no
recognition by tho United States of his
government, and hence uo peace in
that republic until a new president Is
Final Document on Life Oilers Op
portunity Tor Late Departed to
Vent Ills Anger on n Near
"If there is any deep-eyed mean
ness in a man it comes out when his
will is read," is a saying that has
been truthful in more than a pass
ing measure. The spite of a life-time
generally crops out in the final docu
ment of life. It may vent the lato
departed's anger on a near relative,
or It may seek cunningly to contro
vert the letter of tho law.
Some of tho most acrid wills are
treasured in tho mental archives of
veteran lawyers to-day. Every day,
almost, the newspapers record a last
testament of peculiar tone and carry
ing amazing stipulations.
Probably the meanest will on rec
ord was that of a Pennsylvania man
who unon death left to his wife ?1
and directed it be mailed to her In an
One of the most peculiar wills of
record ,1s recorded at Liverpool, Eng
land. Tho testator was a woman and
she benueathed more than 8100,000
to her sister, who was a novlate in a
convent. By the terms of this docu
ment, the sister was to receive the in
come of tho estate as none of it be
used to further the cause of her relig
ion. She was to obtain the estate
when sho renounced her vows.
Another provided that a son
should inherit his father's vast es
tate so long as he remained out of
the army or the navy. The son took
the case to court and the justice
ruled that as the will struck at the
very life of the state, it should he set
An eccentric London stockbroker
left 51,000,000 to his son, then a boy
of 8, upon condition he have nothing
to do with his mother except upon
order of the Chancery Court. In the
event it was Impossible to detain
him from visiting h'.s mother or she
calling upon him, nurses, doctors
and a minister were to be provided
to guard his spiritual 'and mental
William Claghorn, an Englishman
who died in America, left what is
probably the most remarkable docu
ment on record. He left $300,000
and a pretty wife. Of the latter he
He left to her all his money, with
the stipulation she should forfeit
51,000 of the estate every time she
appeared in public unveiled, and an
other 51.000 each time she smiled at
a man. She also was to forfeit the
same amount every time she danced
with a man, in the event she permit
ted any caress or term of endear
ment she was to give 55,000 of the
Secret Agent of Government
Reports on Conditions' In Mexico.
It is generally understood In Washing
ton that the administration accepted the
report of Mr Del Vulle rather than that
of Ambassador Henry Lane 'Wilson on
the situation In troubled Mexico.
Daughters Can't Marry.
Bellefontaine, O., July 30. One
of the most remarkable wills ever
admitted to probate in this county is
that made by Jane Lake, late of
Rlchwood, who left considerable
property to her three daughters,
Linie, Nora and Ida. The provisions
of the will are that tho estate shall
he equally divided among the three
daughters on the condition that none
of them will marry. If one of them
marries her share of the estate goes
to the two remaining single. If all
three should marry the entire estate
is to go to the board of foreign mis
sions of tho Methodist Episcopal
Mrs. Lake was a man-hater. For
some reason she would not tolerate a
member of the male sex in her house,
neither would she allow her daugh
ters to nave any men friends.
MAEVIN WEATHER CHIEF.
Professor, Expert In Service For Nine
teen Years, Succeeds Moore.
Washington, July 30. Professor
Charles V. Marvin has been selected
for chief of tho weather bureau to suc
ceed Willis L. Moore, recently removed.
Professor Marvin Is now chief of tho
Instrument division, which position ho
has held since 1SSS. Ho was appointed
to tho old signnl service in 18S1 from
Ohio. President Wilson will send his
nomination to the senate probably this
LTnder tho new chief more attention
will be paid to weather reports and
forecasts, 11s they nffect or aro likely
to affect agriculture and general farm
ing conditions throughout the country.
Professor Marvin was born at Co
lumbus, O., and was educated in the
public schools thero and at tho Ohio
TALE OF THE WEATHER.
Observations of tho United
States weather bureau taken at
S p. m. yesterday follow:
Albany 80 Clear
Atlantic City . . 70 Cloudy
Boston 70 Cloudy
Buffalo SO Clear
Chicago 00 Clear
Now Orleans .. 74 Bain
New York 78 Cloudy
St. Louis 80 Cloudy
Washington ... 82 Cloudy
Wife Barred From Funeral.
New York, July 30. "I further di
rect that my wife, Augusta Knubel,
is not to interfere or take any Dart in
the funeral or disposition of my body
or remains in any way watever."
such is a clause In tho will of
Herbert Knubel. It is the only com
ment ho made in 20 years of his mar
ital relations. All his money, about
$15,000, ho left to his son. Freder
ick, who lived with him.
Knubel was nearly GO years old
at tho time of his death. His widow
is several years younger. For
years they had been separated.
Leaves Cook Stovo to Porter.
Salem, Mass., July 30. Everv
poor family In Salem will receive a
free cook stovo and cooking utensils
if the city accepts provisions In the
will of Thomas W. Sweetser, who
died in Boston 59 years ago, but
whose conditional gift became gen
erally known only this week.
His will provides that 510,000 bo
paid to his native city; that this ho
put on interest at G per cent, forever
and $G00 spent annually in buying
cook stoves and utensils for the poor,
if his estate amounted to $30,000 or
BOLT ELECTROCUTES GIRL.
Equinunk, July 30. Tho Willing
Workers will hold a pie social on the
church lawn Saturday afternoon and
At Lake Como, Saturday tho Equi
nunk base ball team were tho vic
tors In a closely contested tcn-lnnlng
game of ball with the team at that
place. Scoro was 15 to 14.
Mrs. Lulu Lovenser and children
of Mt. Vernon, N. Y., are spending
the summer with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Henry Knight.
Leon Ives and family, of Bingham
ton spent Friday and Saturday at
the home of Cain Lord.
Harry White and wife, of New
York, are visiting at the home of
his grandparents, Abo Knapp and
Miss Frailey entertained her
nephew, Harvey Knapp, last week.
Equinunk is fast becoming one
of the most popular summer resorts
of the Delaware Valley. Already
the summer boarding houses are fill
ed and many aro turned away. Since
the State has improved the road be
tween Honesdale and Hancock, num
erous auto parties are visitors here.
Adam Bleck of Hancock, spent
Sunday at Hotel Bleck.
Mabel Brannlng, of Inglehart, is
visiting at the homo of her uncle,
J. K. Hornbeck.
Paul Brannlng took the first de
gree in the I. O. O. F. lodge at Look
out Saturday night.
H. A. Oday, of Honesdale, was a
week-end visitor at the home of J.
C. E. Woodmansee and wife spent
Monday in Honesdale.
Mrs. Bessie Arter and son. Harold.
of White Mills, are visiting at the
homo of Isaac Ludwlg.
It. O. Woodmansee of Lake Como,
spent Monday in town and returned
home with a nice catch of eels.
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like pimples, blackheads, acne, bar
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In order that any one may try Ho
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store is selling a liberal-sized jar at
25c, and in addition guarantee to re
fund the money if the treatment does
not do all that Is claimed for it.
Three Others Hurt When Lightning
Snaps Telephone Wire.
Lodi, N. J., July 30. During a storm
lightning broke an overhead telephone
wire at Arnot nnd Mnln streets here,
throwing it over tho trolley line wire.
With a shower of sparks the loose
end of tlie telephone wire fell to the
street, striking u seven-year-old girl,
Ethel Fortunata, who was crossing the
street with her mother, Mrs. Michael
Carlucci of 351 Westminster place. The
shock threw tho girl over to the pave
ment, and the wire wound around lior.
Sirs. Carlucci ran to her und tried to
drag her to her feet.
Several pt-ople had seen the girl
struck down and were coming toward
her when they saw the mother tnke
hold of the wire and thrown to tho
street. One of these was Nicholas To-
nasi, an immigrant, who had been in
this country only two weeks. He knew
nothing about the nature of electricity
and boldly seized the wire ns he tried
to help the woman to her feet.
In his turn Tonnsl was stunned nnd
thrown to the street. Tonasl was hard
ly down when John Stye, an employee
of the United States Dye works at Ar
not and Mnln streets, knocked the wire
out of his hand witli a wooden club.
The current running through the club
rendered Stye unconscious, but the
wire fell clear nnd did no further dam
age. The four victims were carried to
tho sidewalk and Inter taken in an am
bulance to the Passaic General hospi
tal. At the hospital it was found that the
girl was already dead. The flesh was
burned from tho palm of her mother's
right hand, and the arm was scorched
to the shoulder. Her Injuries wore
such that it was found necessary to
amputato the arm, nnd she is in a crit
The first two fingers were burned
from Tonasl's right hand, and tho en
tire arm was paralyzed. Stye was not
seriously hurt and was permitted to
leave the hospital after being treated
by Dr. Brevoort.
WEDS HEE DYING FIANCE.
Fenred Being Buried Alive.
Berkley, Cal July 30. Mrs. Ade
laide Sherwood Soule, tho late wid
ow of Prof. Frank Soulo of the Uni
versity of California faculty, had a
terror of being burled allvo, and in
her will, which has been filed for
probate she stipulated that within
24 hours from the tlmo of her death
her heart should be cut out and that
her body should be held for burial
Mrs. Soulo was fond of animals.
Sho provided in her will that within
24 hours from the time of her death
all of her pets should be chloroform
ed and then held under water for 24
Mrs. Sarah Manchester, adminis
tratrix, had tho dead woman's heart
removed and the body is being held.
The pets were all killed as directed.
Bride of Fever Hospital Patient First
Had to Be Vaccinated.
Lebanon, Pa., July 30. Tho death of
Wallace Van Sickle of Macon, Ga., In
a hospital hero revealed the devotion
of a young woman member of a promi
nent Lebanon family, Miss Miriam
Bowman, to whom Van Sickle becamo
engaged. Shortly after tho announce
ment was made ho was stricken with
Tlie date of the wedding had been
fixed, but it was postponed in tho hope
of Van Sickle's speedy recovery. Thero
was no change in his condition, how
ever, so it was decided that tho mar
riage ceremony should bo performed In
the hospital. The hospital, owing to
smallpox in the institution, wns under
quarantine, but tho authorities per
mitted tho young woman nnd n clergy
man to enter tho place nfter they had
submitted to vaccination. Tho ceremony
wns performed nnd tho bride remained
at tho bedside of her husband until he
GOVEUNOH TENEIt SIGNS
DELAWARE IUVEK BILL.
Governor Tener has signed the bill
appropriating $100,000 for acquiring
tho bridges over the Delaware River
between New Jersey and Pennsylva
nia. Now Jersoy has a law in forco
appropriating $100,000 a year for
five years for this purpose. Work
will commence soon and tho Mllford
bridge will probably bo among tho
AN APPENDIXLESS TOWN.
Over 200 of Colebrook's Inhabitants
Operated on For Appendicitis.
Mount Pleasant, Bretton Woods, N.
II., July 30. Over 200 of the 2,000
Inhabitants of Colebrook havo under-
gono operations for appendicitis, and
tho place has gained tho namo localfy
of "the nppondlxless town." No flvo
towns combined in tho White moun
tains can show such a record. "
The operations continue at tho rato
If about two a week. Appendix dinners,
Jances nnd divorces aro no novelty.
Portuguese Leader Arrested.
Lisbon, Portugal, July 30. Amerioo
Ollvclra, ono of tho founders of the
Portuguese republic, was arrested nt
Alcobaca, according to tho newspaper
O Mundo. Ollvclra had publicly af
firmed that tho recent bomb throwing
in tho capital and other cities had been
Instigated by Dr, Affonso Costa, tho
premier, and otiier Democratic leaders,
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AUGUST, 21 - m
Sterling, July 30. We are thank
ful for what little rain we have re
ceived of late and would be pleas
ed with more.
Glenny Karschner is the guest of
Dr. A. B. Stevens of Dunmore,
brought Mrs. Stevens to Sterling a
week ago and took her back last
Rev. J. A. Tuthlll took his eldest
daughter and son to Carbondale last
week and they are now visiting
Mrs. Tuttle has two little Italian
boys (fresh air children) from New-
York city and R. D. Gilpin has two
little "fresh air" girls.
Last Saturday G. D. Stevens, wife
and daughter Lenora of Scranton,
brought Giles Megargle and daugh
ter, Mrs. Kellam from Peckville,
and they are now guests of Miss A.
M. Noble, H. II. Megargle and S. N.
Cross. Mr. Megarg'e is nearly 88
years old and he is remarkably well
preserved for a man of his years and
his mental faculties are excellent.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Gilpin are
both on the sick list. For years Mr.
Gilpin has at times had a sort of
Milanvllle, July 30. Mr. Salmon,
Charles Clayton and Geo. Tyler of
Wilkes-Barre arrived Monday to
spend their vacation at G. H. Tyler's.
Miss Helene Yerkes of Mllanvillo
Heights, was the guest of Miss Bes
sie E. Skinner.
Misses Ethel and Helen Magruder
returned to their home at Staten
Island tho last of the week after
spending their vacation in ono of
Victor Lyman, Donald Ma
gruder and two friends, who havo
been camping at Sampson's grove
left on Saturday for a canoeing trip
down the Delaware.
Mrs. Abigail Illman, of Washing
ton, D. C, is visiting her son at Nar-
Mrs. W. D. Yerkes was called to
Honesdale by the death of I. E. Tib-
Miss Flo Brush of Tyler Hill was
the guest of Mrs. w. D. Yerkes.
Mr. and Mrs. Adon Crammer of
Carbondale, and Mr. and Mrs. Adel
bert Crammer of Scranton were
guests of Mrs. Helen Skinner Sun
day. They camo In their automobile.
T. J. Fromer and family expect to
break camp this week.
L. D. Tyler and friend left Fri
day afternoon to enjoy a boating and
tishtng trip down the Delaware.
Before you start on your va
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