The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, December 30, 1913, Page PAGE EIGHT, Image 8
PAGE EIGHT THE CITIZEN, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, ,1913. SAY U. S. IS AIDING Officers Giving Arms to Rebe s, is Charged. :ORRESP(WDENTS ARE WARNED Threaten Newspaper Men With Expul. sion Unless They Modify Their Dis patches .Mexican Officials Com plain That Americans Are Violating Neutrality Laws. Mexico City, Pec. 2!). Mexican of ficials are charging that American na val officers have been giving direct aid to the rebels anil violating the laws of neutrality. One complaint made In government circles Is on the reception of the oflicers from the cruiser Pitts burgh, on tho west coast, by rebels In Slnaloa. Another charge made Is that tho cruiser California landed myster ious packages at San Bias, which the government officials profess to believe contained arms and ammunition for the rebels. It Is also charged that an officer of the California Is In communi cation with the rebel leaders. The charge also Is made that when Tumplco was attacked the searchlights from the American warships there picked up the federal positions to aid the rebels. Mr. Miller, the United States consul there, also Is declared to have aided the rebels. Reports are gaining ground that Gen eral Huerta is to resign voluntarily the presidency soon after the first of the new year. This report has It thai Huerta will make Enrique Gerostleta. now minister of justice, the minister of foreign affairs in place of Querldd Moheno. This, it is rumored, -will bo followed by Huerta leaving tho na tional palace to take tho field against the rebels find the now foreign min ister becoming provisional president. Correspondents Warned. Foreign newspaper correspondents have been warned by Minister Moheno that uuless they modify their dispatch es on conditions In the republic they will be expelled from tho country. In the warning, published In the Dlarlo Official. Senor Moheno says: "The government has been profound ly disgusted by some correspondents of foreign newspapers who devote them Belves to transmitting abroad false news redounding to the injury of both Mexicans and foreigners residing In this country. Wherefore the said cor respondents are. warned to modify their conduct, since otherwise they will be considered pernicious foreigners and .expelled from national territory." The report that the Bank of London and Mexico has concluded a loan of $5,000,000 In London Is generally ac cepted in banking circles. It was also Bald that the government would exteud the bank holidny decreed by Huerta so the banks would have time to get now banknotes from Now York and have .them signed and stamped. Severe fighting continues in the fed eral district with the Zapata forces. Several small engagements were re ported along the line of the National railway between Saltlllo and San Luis Potosl. Tho federal detachments of seventy-five men placed In every sta tion on the line have been engaged continuously for days with rebel bands attempting to blow up tho road with dynamite. SCHMIDT IS NBAE COLLAPSE. Strain of Waiting For Verdict Too Much For Murderer. New York, Dec. 20. nans Schmidt, murderer, of Anna Aumuller, was re ported to be near collapse in his cell in tho Tombs. Prison officials said that he was un doubtedly showing tho strain of tho ordeal of waiting for the jury's ver dict. Ho left his meals almost untouched. Although betraying signs of great mental stress, he Insisted on going to mass. Father Luke Evcrs, chaplain of tho prison, hold a special service, at which singing by six women from St. Andrew's church was a feature. After mass Schmidt got several newspapers and read on his cot until dinner. Ho walked about for a short while. Then ho told a keeper that he was not feeling at all well and went to Ved, where ho "finished tho day. ' MOVIES TO CURE INSANITY. fhoir Efficacy f.o Be Tested In Asylum , '1. at Cincinnati. Cincinnati, Dec. 20. Moving pictures Kill soon bo 'installed as a regular fac tor of tho curative system at Long View Insane asylum, this city. It Is to be mado a sort of "unknown treatment," undergoing which the pa tients will not realize that they are being subjected to mental test They will perceive only the entertainment, but tho doctors expect to make valua ble observations and securo excellent results. Herman P. Goebol, chairman of tho board of directors of tho institution, Is an enthusiastic believer In benefits to be derived from the "movies," mention st which Is found In tho unnunl report. Just mado public. Steamihips In Collision. Constantinople, Dec 20. The British steamships Marchioness of Bute, from Baltimore on Nov. 27 for Datum, and Trewlddeu, from Penarth, were In col llsJpn In the harbor,. Both yesselo Were daningedf "LOVE SLAVE" DISAPPEARS. Branch Woman Secretly Leaves County Jail Hospital. Monticello, N. Y., Dec. 20. Aided by several men, one of whom is believed to havo been n relative and another a friend of Melvln II. Couch, tho man for whoso love she Incarcerated her self three years in n secret chamber, Miss Adelaide M. Branch left the hos pital In the county Jail without tho fact becoming known until late. Hurried into nn automobile, which apparently drove up to the prison at a signal given as a result of a prcar rangement. tho central figure In the remarkable "heart love" romance of this village was taken from tho town supposedly to Fallsburg, five miles away, and placed on a train bound for New York. Dreading being followed nnd observ ed by the curious, the woman, it "was learned, had begged the officials to aid her in getting away without anybody In the village, especially newspaper reporters, learning of It. Because of tho fear that reporters might have automobiles ready to pur sue her friends of tho girl provided n sixty horsepower machine, which sped away from tho jail at top speed and disappeared around a corner of the road leading to Fallsburg. Because of the report that the young woman who admits that on account of her love for Melvln H. Couch, formerly district attorney of Sullivan county, she kept herself a prisoner three years In a secret chamber of his law office would be liberated practically all of the townsfolk spent most of their time around the Jail. Sheriff Frank L. Klnnle was repeat edly questioned ns to whether Miss Branch loft the institution, but he was at all times evasive. He would not make a statement. "I refuse to make a statement of any kind about this woman," ho kept say ing when he was asked to affirm or deny reports that Miss Branch has se cretly left the prison and had been aided out of town. MOB ATTACKS JAIL. Crowd Try to Lynch Confessed Negro Murderer. Chestertown, Md., Dec. 20. A mob which had been gathered around tho Kent county jail here In efforts to lynch Normal Mabel, colored, who con fessed the murder of John R. Coleman, 11 farmer, last Tuesday night forced two doors of the jail. Shots were ex thanged between the defenders and at tackers, but no one was hit on either side. The mob. which had surrounded the Jail all day. was met inside the jail by State's Attorney II. W. Vickers, Sher iff W. E. Brown and a corps of fifteen special deputies with drawn revolvers. Vickers pleaded with the men to leave the Jail. This proving ineffectual, the sheriff ordered his deputies to fire over the heads of the mob. Two volleys brought the Infuriated assailants to a stop. INDIAN ORCHARD. The first heavy snow of the sea son came in time to save a "green Christmas." Among those who came from a distance to spend the holidays at home wore: Stanley JJills, Richmond, Va.; Miss Ella Dills, of Duryea; John and Clara Dills, of Galilee, at the home of S. K. Dills and wife; Miss Ethel Ham and Laura Ham, Seely vllle, at the homo of their mother, Mrs. R. Ham; Miss Minnie Weeks, Liberty, N. Y., with her parents, C. T. Weeks and wife. Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Garratt were recent guests of their son, Attorney C. A. Garratt and wife of Honesdale, The pupils of tho Bethel school under the direction of the teacher, Miss Edith Marshal, gave an enter tainment Tuesday evening. A large crowd of relatives and friends gather ed to enjoy the evening with the chil dren who took their parts so nicely Each pupil received a gift from their teacher. Mrs. Chas. Smith and son Horton are spending the winter months with her daughter, Mrs. Minor Crosby. E. C. Ham and family spent Christ mas with relatives at Laurella. Mrs. Wm. 11, Hall Is visiting rela tives in Scranton. Clyde Leftwich and family of Honesdale were recent guests of his mother, Mrs. R. Leftwich. WHITE MILLS. Mrs. Earlo Cron, of White Mills, died In tho State hospital, Scranton, on Friday afternoon, Dec. 19, 1913, of cancer of the stomach. She was 42 years old. Mrs. Cron had been suffering for about ten years and had been treated for stomach trou ble. Recontly he,r suffering became more acute and her ailment was di agnosed as cancer. She was sent to the State hospital on Wednesday of last week by Dr. Gavitte of White Mills, and an operation was planned. The hospital surgeons, however, found that her condition was too weak to withstand tho shock of an operation. Mr. and Mrs. Cron form erly lived In Hawley but came to White Mills about two years ago. Mrs. Cron is survived by her hus band anil by tho following sons: Fred, Edward, Clarence, Paul, Le land and Homer, all of White Mills. The funeral was hold on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the homo,- the Rev, Walter Walker offi ciating. Interment was made at In dian Orchard, LICENSES FOIt AUTOS. Up to 20 horsepower 5,00 20 to 35 horsepower ,.,$10.00 35 to 50 horsepower ,,.$15,00 5Q hors.epp.wer up ,,,,.120.00 Motorcycles registration fees ar.e $3.P0, VICTIMS ABE BURIED Funerals of Fifty-nine of Calumet Tragedy. SAD SCENES AT OBSEQUIES. Western Town Still Shuddering From Blow of Catastrophe All Factions United For the Time by the Sorrow and Bereavement. Calumet. Mich., Dec. 20. Fifty-nine if those who lost their lives in tho panic of Christmas eve wero burled. More than 10.000 men and women marched In the funeral procession, and thp day was one of mourning through out the mining section. Funeral services were held In six churches. Five of these are located In Red Jacket and nnother In Hecla. At the conclusion of the services the pro cessions from the churches were joined iji 11 single procession that made its way slowly to Lake View cemetery. There the dead were laid in trenches, twenty-five 011 the Catholic side and the others on the Protestant side. Aft er the ministers had conducted their committal services n general service was conducted near the entrance to the cemetery. All morning the death wagons went hurrying through the community tak ing caskets from the homes to the sev eral churches. Many of the stricken families live several miles from Calu met, and one of the bodies was brought from Copper City, eight miles nway, for the funeral service. Tho collection of the bodies proceeded with difficulty In many Instances, parents insisting that they would keep them a little longer. One young woman whoso three children died in the panic threw herself upon the coffin of one of them and fought to prevent It from being taken away. Several of the churches at which the funeral services were to be held sus pended their usual morning services. At each church special seating arrange ments were made for the relatives of the dead. Even with these arrange ments many mourners were unable to gain admittance to tho churches. At one of the Finnish churches tho serv ices wore halted because of the fre quent outbursts of grief. All Factions Unite. Shuddering still from the stunning blow of the catastrophe, the people of Ihe entire copper country and many from outside points paid deep tribute (o tho dead. All factions were united for the time by the common sorrow nnd bereavement as tho lifeless forms' were laid nt rest in God's Acre and, gathered about the long rows of yawn ing graves as the caskets were low ered Into the earth, a great multitude breathed a prayer for the dead and a petition for lasting peace in the dis trict which has been stricken nearly half the year of 1013. The catastrophe and funeral of the victims brings to a close n year of strife and of sorrow for the Keweenaw peninsular towns, the copper mining country, and there was scarcely one In the vast multitude on the bleak, snow covered hillsides nt Lako View who did not wish that all the sadness, all tho troubles, all the dissension, might be burled with the covering over of the graves of the fifty-nine martyrs of the great strike. Mingled in the crowds wero rich nnd poor, (worker and idler, miner and mine managers, all called out because of a common nffiiction and n desiro to pay tho last tribute to the departed. The day was dark and dreary, but this did not serve to keep the people in doors. ' Tho funeral procession, headed by fourteen hearses, three, death wagons and one nutomobile truck, the latter carrying three caskets and each of tho vehicles one, marched to the strains of a dirge played by a band of Finnish miners of Mohawk. Immediately bo hind the hearses marched the striking miners, who bore the caskets of all but three or four of the children, those three or four being in the hearses. The bodies of forty-four children and fifteen adults were taken to tla ceme tery, tho adults In hearses and the children In death wagons. THINK PATIENT A LEPER. Brooklyn Man Suffered Fifteen Years From Strange Disease. New York, Dec. 20. It Is believed by physlclaus of Bellevue hospital that a man who applied for admission there has leprosy. The patient was put In the Isolation ward. Tests will bo made to determine whether or not he Is n leper. As the board of health has held that leprosy Is not contagious, tho patient will not bo confined If It is found that he has tho disease unless ho elects to rpmain in the hospltnl. In that case he probably will bo sent to 'the leper colony at tho north end of Blackwell's Island, where there aro now four lep ers under the care of tho Metropolitan hospital. BEACHEY'S SIX LOOP FEAT. Breaks His Own Record In Flight Over San Franolsco Hay. San Francisco, Dec. 20. Looping tho loop six times ntsa height of 2,500 feet over San Francisco bay, Lincoln Beachey established another world's aviation record, Christmas day Beach ey looped the loop five times, u record In Itself. , , Previous to Jooplnjf thb'loop Bechcy low upsmo aow SPOUTING NOTES. Young Matlicwson Being Taught Fadeaway by Fnther. , " Big Six " Mathewson has hopes of making a great twirler out of his son, Christopher, Jr. A picture re cently taken at Los Angeles, after the Giants' famous pitcher had left the members of tho New York team who are on a tour around the world, shows Matty teaching the youngster how to handle his famous fadeaway delivery. With this delivery Math ewson has fooled all of the great batsmen in tho National league, and he thinks that it will be just as good when the kid butts Into fast com pany many years hence. As Matty, Sr shows no signs of falling off In his pitching ability there Is a chance that ho will bo on the same team as the youngster, when the latter final ly breaks Into the big circuit. MANY THOUSANDS GIVEN CHRISTMAS DINNERS It was estimated that 50,0u0 men, women and children, all of them practically penniless and many of them homeless, wero treated to boun tiful Christmas dinners In New York city on Christmas. The Salvation Army alone gave 25,000 dinners and the Volunteers of "America, which give all their dinners out In a basket, provided for from 15,000 to 20,000. In addition, hundreds of the home less sat 'down before well laden tables provided by numerous church and charitable organizations in all sec tions of the city. Not only were the hungry well fed, but hundreds of the Ill-clad were given warm winter clothing. MAKING TOYS A BIG INDUSTRY. Berlin. The world's Toyland is Germany, and Santa Claus' capital and headquarters Is not at the North pole but at Sonneberg (Sun Moun tain,) a town In the Duchy of Meln ingen, on the edge of the great Thur ingian forest. Almost the entire population of the city of 15.000 in habitants is in the employ of Santa Claus. Every house is a workshop for Santa. Germany exported toys to the value of $20,000,000 last year. From the raids made on the shops by Old Kris Kringle this year, the fig ures are expected to reach between ?24,000,000 and $25,000,000. Santn Generous Here. Santa Claus Is more generous to his little friends in the United States than to the children of any European country. Last year ho shipped 307 'carloads of toys from Sonneberg and Nuremberg, to New York, Philadel phia; Boston, Baltimore, Galveston and San Francisco, from which cities he distributed them to American boys and girls all over the country. That some complained to him about being forgotten seems to bo the case, for this year Old Santa shipped 320 carloads to America. America is Germany's best toy customer. It took this year considerably more than one third of the total output of Santa's workshops for the entire world. America's toy bill for the year 1913 will approximate $8,000,000. Tho toy Industry of Germany has very little competition. In It are em ployed thousands of men, women, boys and girls. Tho centers of the industry are thequaint old towns of Sonneberg and Nuremberg. Nurem berg is Santa's workshop for railroad trains, tin soldiers, aeroplanes, air ships, guns, cannon, swords, drums, and countless other toys that on Christmas gladaen the hearts of countless kiddles. Sonneberg, how ever, is the aristocratic capital of Toyland. It is tho doll-shop of the world, and where dolls of every shade, clime and country are made. Sonneberg also Is the Paris of Doll Land, for Sonneberg sets fashions and styles In dolls and all things per taining to dolls, as arbitrarily as Par Is sets the styles for the world of fashion. Little Fingers Work. Thousands of deft little fingers work In the millinery and dress-making shops of Doll Land, designing and making the latest in hats and gowns and all that goes with the outfits of Dolldom's elite. Tho tendency of mama toward extravagance In dress IS having its effect in Doll Land. Dollies nowadays must be more beau tiful than ever. Wealthy little misses nowadays demand of Santa that he bring them nlollies with as many dresses as a Newport or Washington society bell. Many of these elabor ate outfits represont an outlay of money that would keep several poor children in comfortable clothing all Winter. WAYMART. A Christmas entertainment and a Christmas tree wero given by Miss Cora .Miller and the pupils of the Dwyre school, Canaan township, on tho afternoon of Wednesday, Dec. 24. The school room was appropriately trimmed and tho program was as fol lows: Xmas Speech, Joseph Snedekor. . Xmas Fun, Froddlo Lautenschlager. Santa's Choice, Beatrice Gilpin. Hurrah for Old Santa, Lizzie Snede kor. Jack's Combination Holiday; Austin Lautenschlager. Old Santa Claus, Pnilomena Torch. A Voice for Santa Claus, Robert Gil pin, A Xmas Song, Albert Lautenschlager. Santa Claus, Jennie Torch. Tho Xmas Drum, Freddie Lauten 'schlagor. ' When the Reindeer Were 111, Sara Snedeker, A Grown-up Santa Claus, Tony Lau tenschlager. A Xmas Letter Exercise, by nlno pu pils. I Wonder, John Torch. The Best Man, Lizzie Snedeker. Dick'a Modest Wish, Robert Gilpin. Tho last number was most interest ing to tho pupils renioving the gifts from tho large tree. APPRAISEMENTS Notice Is giv 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 be presented' for approval on Monday, Jan. 19, X 9.14; Norrjs Brown, Preston, personal. Jonn uyan, uanaan, personal. W. J.-BARNBS, CleVk. US!. t!k A8 j&W OVER 100 SLEIGHS READY For Your THEY ARE MOVING FAST. IT WILL PAY YOU This is one of our newest styles and sure to be popular. KEEPS THE COLD OUT AND THE ROBE I OUR LINE COMPRISES: Cutters, twenty different styles, $25 to $65 Two and Three Seated Bobs, 45 to 55 Farm and Lumber Bobs, 25 to 35 We not only have the sleighs, but also sleigh bells, blankets robes and foot warmers; so it's' not our fault if you do not havj a pleasant sleigh ride. COME IN AND SEE OUR BIG LINH urray Everything for the Farm. ; ? v4. MILANVILLE. Mllanville, Dec. 27. Mrs. W. B. "Yerkes and brother, Orrln Noble, spent Friday at Honesdale. They Were accompanied home by Miss E. Helene Yerkes and Miss Lana Peth ick, who are students at Bloomsburg. Mrs. W. D. Skinner and Miss Flor ence C. Skinner were guests Sunday of Mrs. Rockwell Brlgham at Hickory Grove farm. Miss Bessie Skinner spent Thurs day with Mrs. W. D. Yerkes at Mllan ville Heights. Mrs. H. M. Page is improving. Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Beeglo of Buf falo, spent Christmas with Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Skinner. BI r. and Mrs. E, A. Carthuser en joyed a trip to tho metropolis last week. August Brucher of BInghamton is spending the holidays with his par ents. Edward Fromer of Syracuse arriv ed home last week to enjoy the Christmas vacation. Miss Lorena Skinner visited the Misses Fromers of Damascus last weok. Mrs. R. B. Carpenter of Boston will be the guest of her grandmother, Mrs. J. H. Beach, during tho holidays. Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Stone, twin girls. The stork has been unusually liberal in Mllanville during tho past few years, this being the fifteenth pair of twins it has left here. A man claiming to be from New York city called at the houses here last week and stated ho was selling confiscated goods; also gold dollars for ninety cents. Ho was very Indig nant because the ladles of the house did not Invest. The remains of tho late Charles Pethlck of Peckvllle, were brought Tuesday to Damascus for burial. The family has, the sincere sympathy of this community, they having lived hero for several years. A business man recently told us ho believed there .never was a more honest man than Charles Pethlck. This Is Indeed a horltago for hip children. (Mr. and Mrs. muiaco Barnes, Miss Barnes and Cyrus Barnes, of Hones dale, are at the homo, of Earl Barnes. Mrs. E. A. Carthuser had tho mis fortune to sprain her ankle. Mrs. Charles Decker spent Sunday at Narrowsburg. ARIEL. Ariel, Dec. 17. Dr. II. C. White, who was overcome by escaping gas while working under his car last Friday morning, has recovered. Esther Kelley Is at home from the Stroudsburg Normal for the holi days. Lucy Quinton from Stato College Is spending her vacation at tho Quin ton farm. J. W. Andrews and daughter Den sy spent the week-end in Scranton. Eugene nanipson, wife and little son, from Maryland, aro spending the holidays with relatives In Ariel. There Is a little- Ice on the lake but not enough for skating. Unonl Grange annual election was held last Friday night and the fol lowing officers wero elected: Master, E. il. Quinton; overseer, E, Rock well; chaplain, Rev. B. F. Hahfon; lecturer, Mrs. J. W. Andrews; stew ard, A. Cook; assistant steward, S. Shaffer; lady assistant, Anna Sam son; ceres, Louis Klein; pomona, Madeline Samson; flora, Belle Sam son; gatekeeper, Lyle Swingle, ;;- nj-r ---f r-wtjl Mv AZ tt-v !v J&:. jSu j&i Inspection TO ACT QUICKL Honesdale, Pal ? $ s. V.4fc- A..- os. . Tho I. O. O. F. will have a barj quet at their hall at Hamlin on tbl evening of Dec. 30th. There arej number of members living at Ariel HOADLEYS. 1 A merry party was entertaineJMH tho home of William Belknap wife on Friday evening, Dec. honor of their son Russell, who Xmas at his home here. DaiiB was enjoyed until the wee hours when all departed for hjH At midnight cake and coffee served. Those present were: LH Melody, Isabella Melody, Bertha tin, of Honesdale; Edith BclknH Mrs. Mike Johannes of Hawley; and Mrs. William Belknap, George.j Leo and Francis Melody, Will Bau man of Honesdale; Urban Stahl, Joe Johannes, Russell and Walter Belk nap, Walter Johannes and MIk Johannes. Harry Belknap spent Xmas with relatives In Wilkes-Barro and Hazle ton. Mr. and Mrs. Yeager recently made a trip to Carbondale. 1 Mrs. Mike Johannes of Hawley m spending a few weeks at EdgewooS farm. M Russell Belknap, who is emplc ed with Borden's, working at dlf fH ent places through York state, sp Xmas at his home here. He returiM to Afton, N. Y., on Sunday. Mrs. William Utter and daughH 'Of Prompton, spent Xmas with parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles BlgH Wallace Collins Is on tho galn.H Norman Avery recently inadB business trip to Honesdale and llM ley. Leo Johannes is visiting in SciH Delia Melody is spending her vH tlon at her homo here. She Is wdH lng at Hawley In a silk mill. "NATIONAL JIONOU." H The reservation of questions of tional honor from the sphere of fl is as absurd as would be any cjH responding limitation by individual of their liability for tho acts befH the law. It is as though a man wM to say: " If I cdmmlt a theft, I JH willing to appear beforo tho couH and will probably pay tho penalty iH manded, but If it is a question S murder, then my vital Interests at stake, and I deny altogether tfl right of the court to Intervene." S Is a reservation fatal to peace, S could not be accepted If pleaded! the bar of any International trlbunS with the power to enforce its declfl ions. "Imagine," says Edward Jenkfl In his "History of Politics," "a moil ern judge 'persuading' Mr. Wllllafl likes to mako it up with tho relative! of his victim, and) on his remalninl obdurate, leaving tho two families tl light the matter out." Yet that what was In some degree done 19 England until mediaeval times as rel gards Individual crimes, and it iH what Is still done as regards natlon-i al crimes, In so far as tho appeal td arbitration Is limited and voluntary. Tho proposals, therefore, lately mooted In the United States, In Eng land and. in France, to submit inter national disputes, without reserva tion, to an impartial tribunal, repre sent In advance of peculiar signifi cance. Havelock Ellis, In " The War Against War." Tho Citizen for 1914 will be better than aver. We publish all tho news.