The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, December 30, 1913, Page PAGE EIGHT, Image 8

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Officers Giving Arms to
Rebe s, is Charged.
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
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.
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
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
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.
Crowd Try to Lynch Confessed Negro
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
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.
The first heavy snow of the sea
son came in time to save a "green
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
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.
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,
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
Funerals of Fifty-nine of
Calumet Tragedy.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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For Your
This is one of our newest styles and sure to be popular.
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.
Everything for the Farm.
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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
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
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, 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,
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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
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
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
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.
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.