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THE CITIZEN, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1913.
INTERESTING LETTER RECEIVED BY WAYNE
COUNTEAN TELLING OF TRIP TO ENGLAND
THINK BANDIT DEAD
Garranza to Join Villa In
Dash to Capital
SAY TROOPS ARE STARVING.
Chlhunhua to Be Base of the Consti
tutionalist Advance on Mexico City.
Rebel Leader Is Preparing to
Rush Relief to the Inhabitants.
El Paso, Tex., Dec. 3. General Vcn
ustiano Cnrranza, head of the Consti
tutionalist party, Is expected to start nt
once for Chihuahua City, following the
report sent to him by General Pnneho
Villa that the federals had eratuated
the town. Villa expects that his prog
ress to the capital of the state of Chi
huahua rlll not be opposed.
What has become of the largo force
of federal troops which Villa's rebels
recently routed at the battle of Tlorra
Blanca is not known. Villa telegraphed
to Colonel John Medina at Juarez that
n dispatch had reached him stating
that the federal evacuation was com
plete. It Is expected that Villa will stop
only a short time at Chihuahua City,
proceeding at the head of the com
bined rebel forces' to Mexico City. Car
ranr.a may go with him.
Chihuahua City has a population of
B5.000, and most of the Inhabitants are
said to be starving. Villa is Informed
by the commander of his van that the
federal army of 5,000, greatly weak
ened for want of supplies, evacuated
the capital on Sunday, taking all the
provisions and destroying the railroad
north and south.
In the wake of this starving army,
making forced marches along the dry
bed of the Conchos river with the ob
jective of Ojln.iga, opposite Presidio,
Tex., according to reports, arc hun
dreds of Mexican families, mostly
women and children, fleeing on foot,
hoping to reach the Texas side of the
Rio Grande, where food and refuge
from the horrors of war may bo ob
tained. Villa to Succor City.
Villa's furthest south Is about 120
miles north of the city of Chihuahua.
He has wired his subordinates to rush
the repair of the railroad into the city,
and In the meantime the Constitution
alists here are assembling all the sup
plies possible and they are far from
abundant to be sent forward by the
first trains for the relief of the famine
stricken rlty. Progress on putting the
railroad in condition is slow. The prop
erty Is In decay as a result of the three
years of civil war. In the recent re
treat from Juarez the federals mined
How 5,000 fugitives nro going to fare
overland 150 miles to Ojlnaga through
a deserted and fruitless territory and
what they will do when they get there
are puzzling questions, assuming the
report of the flight is true. Ojlnaga
and Presidio are villages, the former
having been battered almost to pieces
In successive captures by rebels and
federals. Both towns together haven't
the provisions for 5,000 unexpected vis
itors, evon If the latter could pay.
In the fleeing column are Genernls
Salvador Mercado, Pascual Orozco, An
tonio Itojas and Jose Ynez Salazar, ac
cording to report Villa has priced the
head of each. The rebel chief Is pro
paring to send an expendltlon to cut
off the federals from tho border at
Ojlnaga nnd has nlready sent out
scouts from Carrizal to find them. Ho
is very eager to capture General Mer
cado. It Is thought that trains will bo run
ning Into Chihuahua before tho end of
this week, an-1 the blockade which the
rebels have maintained against tho
city for tho last two months will be
FORCE CURRENCY VOTE.
Democrats Announce Their Intention
to "Exhaust the Senate."
Washington, Doc. 3. Efforts to get
an agreement to voto In the senate
on tho currency bill on Saturday, Dec.
Senator Williams then announced
the Democratic Intention to "exhaust
the spnato" and force an early vote.
Senator Bristow attacked the Demo
cratic program, declaring they pro
posed to pass tho bill by "physical ex
haustion" instead of fair debate.
"This has been a body of Intellectual
discussion, a place whoro information
was at a par and physical endurance
not at a preipium," ho said. "The
place to test physical endurance Is In
tho prize ring, not In the senate."
Senators Owen and Shafroth retort
ed that Bristow and other Republic
ans already had delayed tho currency
bill by demanding, hearings and pro
REORGANIZING NEW HAVEN.
Chairman Elliott Confers on Plans
With tho Attorney General.
Washington, Dec. 3. President How
rd Elliott of the New Haven road
and Special Counsel John W. Crlm
wero In conferenco with tho attorney
general for ten minutes, but declined
lo make a statement afterward,
riana for tho voluntary reorganlza
(ion of tho road wero laid before tho
tttornoy general. Ho has made it
clear on ntauy occasions that be Is
only too willing to allow reorganiza
tion from within if tho management
can convlnco hlra that this pan be
Castle-an-Dlnas, St. Columb,
Mr. L. W. Nelson,
My Dear Uncle Lafe:
After receiving your very kind let
ter, bidding me "Bon Voyage," I in
tended writing you at once. As com
pared with the climate of the Pacific
Coast, I found Dyberry to bo hot
enough, but a few days in New York
City convinced mo that Dyberry is
comparatively cool. You can there
fore imagine with what heated Im
patience I awaited the sailing of the
"Imperator." However, true to her
schedule, she did sail on tho 19 th of
I had made up my mind to wrlto
you all a letter while crossing, but
absolute lack of time is my only ex
cuse. How tho moments went fleet
ing by! How the day merged into
night, and the night again broke in
to day, and finally where the week
went to all of a sudden, I do not
I do know that during that glori
ous time, I could not settle my mind
to anything. My power, of concentra
tion was nil; my thoughts were in the
mlzzen-mast. True enough, I can
tell you what I did on board; I can
tell you what I saw, but that Incom
parable feeling of broadness, that
which I felt, I cannot describe. My
wonderment grew and grew until it
expanded and became but an infinite
simal part of the filmy haze which
enveloped the boat for awhile and
then hung closely about the horizon
until it finally disappeared from our
vision and was seen no more.
From the moment we began to
sever our connections with dear old
New York (to be more accurate,
New Jersey), when one by one from
the many decks of the 'Imperator,'
tho gang-planks were cast off, and
slowly and gracefully wo slid out of
the dock, passing the thousands of
gay people with their waving hats
and handkerchiefs; when there
surged over me conflicting emotions
and all sorts of foreign thrills were
traveling up and down my spinal col
umn; from that time until tho en
gines of the great liner stopped dead
outside Plymouth Hoe, the whole
week was a veritable dream of Fairy
land. Even Portland, Oregon, which
has been first with mo for years, has
faded into insignificance, and I now
make my prettiest bow to a floating
palace, on a calm sea, under a
cloudless sky; to the Imperator!
You cannot imagine her. I cannot
describe her to you. You must see
her. Immense in her proportions;
equipped with every convenience;
luxurious In every detail; she is in
deed a work of art, and worthy of
all the tribute paid her by the thous
ands who trod her decks.
Life on Board
Leaving New York, I stood for an
hour in the first cabin, watching the
people. Gowns! Most beautiful to
behold were there on some of the
homllest women God ever saw fit to
create; beautiful jewels of all de
scriptions; flowers of the rarest va
rieties; everything in perfect har
mony with itself and its surround
ings. It might seem to you that on ship
hoard, time would drag on one's
hand? But I found it to be just the
opposlto. My days wero crammed
full, and I found I had not half
enough time to do half the things I
Every morning at six o'clock, the
little German maid had my 'bath
ready, after which I promenaded on
the deck until breakfast. Every
morning I spent an hour in the Pom-
pelan Swimming Pool, which in itself
Is a masterpiece, with its exquisitely
carved columns, forming aisles and
upholding galleries. The water in
the pool Is salty, of course, and con
stantly changing, comes in great
swells and flows out through innum
erable pink sea-shells which stud the
sides of the pool. Between each
pillar are marble-slabs where grace
ful mermaids like myself reclined
after an energetic swim. Complete
In every detail, it is an Ideal place to
be a fish. In discussing the pool
with a gentleman on board, he told
me that he has visited Pompeii and
seen the swimming baths there, and
has since traveled extensively, and
that this is the only exact replica of
tho old Pompelan swimming pools
that he has ever been fortunate
enough to find.
With beautiful paintings and drap
eries, heavy carpets and great, easy
chairs, tho ladies sitting room and
library is an ideal place to while
away an afternoon reading or chat
ting. The Illtz-Carlton Cafe and
Palm Garden absorbed much of my
time in the afternoons and evenings,
for there wealth and beauty reigned
supreme; and unmolested the home
ly women smoked their fragrant
cigarettes, and we. sat and criticized
them as wo drank our tea and listen
ed to the music.
The Imp"erator, as you know, is a
German boat, and while I admit, I
did not make great strides with tho
language, I certainly met with un
qualified success in my "Ich Hobo
dlch," and towards tho end of the
trip, practised supplemental phrases
to this declaration on my more in
1 met many delightful people on
board, not tho least Interesting of
whom was Mrs. Ada Corning At wat
er of Washington, D. C, metallurgist
and philanthropist, traveling for her
health with her less pretentious son,
whom she told me is organist in ox-
President Taft's church In Washing
ton. Every time he would leave his
mother's presence she would turn to
me, and with maternal pride in her
bearing, would say: "Isn't ho Just
fine? Isn't he magnificent?" all of
which I admitted.
Seated at our table in the din
ing room was the Provision officer,
and Mrs. Ada Corning Atwater, being
of an enquiring mind, fpund out
through him many little matters of
interest. On a trip 'between Now
York and Hamburg, the Imperator
spends $40,000 in provisions alone.
The Emperor Wilhelm of Germany
was a guest on tho boat for three
days. He was attended by sixty offi
cers. Peaches, costing $2.00 each
wero served to them, and strawber
ries with leaf and stem attached,
wero served, the latter having been
secured at fifty cents each. Through
the efforts of our friend, Mrs. Ada
Corning Atwater, wo also learned
that 60,000 letters were delivered
aboard during our trip. I am proud
to say that my share numbered
One morning I suddenly awoke to
the realization that we would land at
Plymouth In a "few hours," and the
next thing I knew, I was on a rock
ing tender, gazing wistfully at my
beloved ship; my arm linked with
that of an Englishman, who looked
strangely like my father, talking to
a lady who appeared to be my moth
er, and a boy, who claimed to bo my
brother. The next moment I was
defiantly facing the English customs,
only to discover that one of my
-trunks (wise baggage) had gone on
Gladly would I have followed in
its wake, but instead am indulging
in English life as viewed from a
turnpike. We reside in a stone cot
tage at least a hundred years old,
where we eat Cornish pasties and
triangular scones and drink English
tea. We travel with "cob and Jin
gle" by day, and dream of America
by night. We go to see the most
picturesque towns imaginable, with
curly streets and 'beautiful lanes. As
you reach the approach to the town,
the lane loses itself, and you emerge
into the main street between roman
tic old Ivy-covered walls, and In each
town Is a wonderful old church and
ono or two stuffy shops, so odd and
funny, with an astonishing capacity
for all staple articles, not to mention
old-fashioned crockery and other
nameless objects of uncertain value.
A great deal of the picturesqueness
of the towns lies In their names. In
stead of Honesdale, Rileyvllle and
Slko, there is Belovely, Trethosa,
Tregonatha, Ennlscaven, Tolsklddy,
Lostwitchlel, Mevaglssy, Trezaddern,
and scores of others. There are
some of the towns I have visited by
"jingle," where the funny Cornish
people, unconscious of the surround
ing beauty of their country, live in
simplicity In their stone cottages,
and have the tiny shops In the crook
At the end of this week, however,
my cousin and I are going up to
Exeter (a town of 34,000 Inhabi
tants) as guests of an old dealer in
antiques, where we shall be carried
perforce back to the old Elizabethan
period. We shall go to Mol's Coffee
House, used before the reign of
Queen Elizabeth as a Gentleman's
Club, whero such of the Old Sea
Dogs as Sir Francis Drake, Sir Hum
phrey Gilbert and Sir Walter Ral
eigh held forth and eventually play
ed so important a part in that bril
liant period of English History. Be
sides tho historical part of the town,
we shall revel in old-fashioned jew
elry shops and century-old cathe
drals. Further than Exeter, I' really do
not know. The most alluring part
of my trip Is tho uncertainty of it.
Fortunately, I had a grand-father
who lived and died hero at Popular
Cottage on the Moars, and with our
headquarters in this fascinating spot,
wo delvo here and there as suits our
varied fancies. After seeing the
southern part of England, we shall,
of course, go to London. By the time
that is over, we shall know what we
want to do next. We are going leis
urely, and I have my camera with me.
I want to take a picture every tlmo
I turn a corner. Why! I want a
picture of every cow and bullock,
every hedge and hillock in England.
To-day is Bank Holiday, and all
Cornwall is on tho move. My father,
uncles and cousins have gone down
to Newquay to "see the wrestling."
To-night they will come homo full of
twists and turns, and all we shall
hoar of till "Monday week any'ow"
is "the wrestling."
The country is beautiful, the cli
mate is conducive to fine spirits, so
if you feel despondent, or dissatisfied
in any way with Dyberry, come on
over, and wo will try and show you a
With love and best wishes to all,
MIRIAM L. STEPHENS.
Poisonous Fumes Used to
SIX VICTIMS HIS RECORD.
Iheriff'a Band 8urroundi Mine Where
He Took Refuge and Uced 8ulphur
to Rout Him Out Clouds of
Smoke Pour From AH
Salt Lnko, Utah, Doc. 8. That Ra
fael Lopz, Mexican murderer of six
men, has been overcotno by tho poison
ous gases which have been pouring
into the Apex mlno for twenty-four
hours is tho general belief. At an early
hour deputies who bad boen watching
tho various entrances for hours tsotd
no sound bad come from the interior
sinco last evening, when they heard a
light coughing and scraping behind
the bulwark which has been erected to
keep Lopez penned In the prison of bis
All night long clouds of smoke and
gas poured from most of the eleven
entrances to tho mine, indicating that
practically every Inch of tho thirty
miles of tunnels bad been reached. If
thin Is so Lopes cannot possibly bs
Nevertheless, tho sheriff does not
propose to take any chances, and thou
sands of pounds of sulphur are being
burned. The "smudging" process will
be continued all of today and tonight,
and it will bo Thursday morning be
fore deputies can enter the mine.
Tho last word from the fugltivo was
when ho called faintly for his former
comrade and partner, Julius Corrello.
Twice he called "Julio" In a voice that
Indicated pulmonary trouble, but when
lie was answered some time later there
was no response from within, and It Is
tho belief that the death fumes have
nccomplished their purpose.
Killed Six. '
Only such work as has been neces
sary has been carried on hero In the
last few days, and business affairs nre
generally at - standstill, so Intense has
become the Interest In the man hunt
The streets and hills In the vicinity of
tho mine which holds tho murderer are
filled with men anxious to lend what
ever assistance they can to enpture
Lopez. His own countrymen have
turned against him, and threats were
made that Lopez would never reach
prison nllve, oven though he escapes
death In the mlno and surrenders.
On Nov. 21 Lopez killed n Mexican
miner, nnd later in the day he killed
the chief of polle-e and two detectives
who pursued him. After a chase
through several counties he backtrack
ed to Bingham and took refuge last
Friday In the Utah-Apex mine, whero
ho killed two more deputies.
While poisoned gases gradually thick
ened and penetrated the further
roaches of tho mine, Lopez crowded to
tho bulkhead of tho tunnel yesterday
and called for his friend, Julio Corrello.
"What do you want? Speak now, for
In half an hour you will be dead," com
manded tho deputy In charge of the
posse at the entrance
Lopez refused to nnswer, except to
cull again for Corrello, who was sent
for. When the latter arrived, however,
nnd shouted through tho bulkhead he
received no answer.
P. Falk of Now York spent the
latter part of tho week at the home
of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Abbln
Togo Falk left Sunday for. Toledo,
Ohio, where he has accepted a posi
tion in a bank.
The church show held at M. El
more's Saturday was very well at
tended and many beautiful gifts
were given for tho supper and fair
to bo sold at the opening of the new
basement which will tako place Sat
urday, December 6.
Clarence Elmore, who Is attend
ing Scranton Business College, Is
spending a few days at the home of
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Elmore.
Theo. Gill, who is attending St.
Thomas' college of Scranton, is
spending a fow days at the home of
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Gill.
Mrs. John Fuso and Mrs. Fritz
Wagner are spending a few days In
New York city,
-Mrs. Andrews, of MIddlotown, is
spending a few days at the homo of
her son, Edward Wood, of this place.
Miss Daisy Kellam, of Hawley,
spent Thursday at the home of L. F.
Christiana of this place.
Mr. Witherldgo and his two
daughters, wero called to Scranton
on account of Mr. Witberidge's
mother being ill. A. Smith had
charge of the butcher business dur
ing Mr, Witheridge'a absence.
Score Wilson For Ignoring Cause In
His Congress Message.
Washington, Dec. 3. Chagrined nt
President Wilson's failure to mention
tho development of tho equal suffrage
movement In the United States and tho
extension of votes to women in nearly
one-fifth of the states in his annual ad
dress to congress, the National Woman
Suffrage association In session here
passed a resolution criticising the pres
ident and declaring that ho had missed
the opportunity of his Ufa Tho voto
on the resolution was unanimous and
was accompanied by cheers and wav
ing of handkerchiefs.
Tho resolution, which was framed
and presented by Dr. J. William Funk
of Baltimore, was presented at the end
of the session. Dr. Funk suggested
nn immediate vote, and there -were
cries of "Yes, yes," and "Voto, vote,"
The resolution follows:
Resolved, That It Is the senBe of this
convention that President Wilson failed to
rise to the subltmest heights of Democ
racy when he failed In his message to
congress today to recommend the freedom
ot half the oltlzens of the United States
and probably half the citizens ot the
"A CONGRESSMAN'S SAD LOT.'
Read The Citizen every, week.
No Mileage, No Christmas Recess, but
an Income Tax Holdup.
Washington, Dec. 8. It's pretty
tough to bo a member of congress
these days. It was hard enough when
It became known recently that there
would bo no mileage appropriations
, this session and that tho exigencies of
the public welfare required congress
to cut out tho Christmas recess.
Tho crowning Indignity, though, was
thrust unon members when it was
learned that the disbursing officers of
congress hold that under tho Income
tax law tho tax to be paid by states
men would bo "collected at the
source." In other words, It will be do-
ducted from members' compensation
before they are paid off.
fl M.d.lnSyr.ou M
mean to us
Wo know our Clothes from tho beginning to tho end. Wo know
tho linings and tho trimmings and the way they are put together.
That's why wo guarantee them. They are designed by master de
signers, who get their fashions from the style centers of the
Every Suit sold by us will bo replaced with n now suit, pro
viding it proves unsatisfactory. Isn't that square?
815 MAIN STREET.
Best Quality One Price
Generally cloudy today and tomor
row, with ilebt variable winds.
One Solimcr, $500 Upright Piano, second luunl.
Ono Peaso $100 Upright Piano, second hand.
Ono Estey Organ, second hand.
Ono Chicago Cottage Organ, second linnd.
Ono Norrls & Hyde Player Mono, used.
TlUs is an 88 note 000.00 Player, used for demonstrating at tho
fair, etc. Will bo sold for $175.00, on easy terms.
One Sterling Organ $15.00
" $25.00 shop worn music or roll cabinet $21.00 now
F. A. JENKINS Music House,
REPORT OP THE CONDITION
AT THE CLOSE OP BUSINESS NOV. 1, 1913.
Stocks, Bonds and Mort
Cash and Reserve .... 55,887.28
Real Estate 20,800.00
Canltal Stock $ 75.000
Surplus and Fronts . . . 20,187
COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OP DEPOSITS.
Juno 1st, 1907
May 1st, 1908,
May 1st, 1909,
May 2nd, 1910,
May 1. 1911 -May
May 1, 1913 -Nov.
1, 1913 -
- $ 2-1,808.51
- - $340,038.40
- - $382,001.37
The Ideal Guardian
of the estates of vour minor
dren. It has the very best facilities
for the profitable and wise invest
ment and re investment of the princi
pal and accrued income, -The Scranton Trust Co.
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