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68th YEAR -NO. 40
HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, MAY 19, 1011.
FORTUNETELLER ARRESTED FINED $16 HOW TO FIX
KILL DULL KARE BY KLEVtR KICKS
Told Others' Fortunes by Cards, Her Own She
OTHERWISE SHE WOULD HAVE IJEEX ARLK TO SUE THE DARK
MAX CROSSIXG HER PATH WITH A WAKItAXT IX HIS
Chnrged with telling fortunes by
the use of cards, for the sake o
gain, Mrs. Denham was arraigned
Wednesday afternoon before 'Squire
Robert A. Smith and lined $10 and
costs, $1C in all.
A wnrrant was sworn out against
her Wednesday on information
made by deputy constable Patrick
J. Moran, Houesdale, and was to
the effect that "Patrick F. Moran
being duly sworn according to law,
deposes and says that at the county
of Wayne aforesaid on the 17 th
day of May, 1911, one Mrs. Den
ham, late of said county, for the
sake of gain, pretended to tell for
tunes by the use of cards."
Constable Jesse L. Sherwood,
Preston township, accompanied
deputy constable Frank .1. .Moran,
Wednesday, to Mrs. Denham's
boarding-place at CIO Court street,
where she has been staying for the
past week. Mr. Sherwood had his
fortune told thereby securing evi
dence against her. Information was
then lodged before 'Squire Smith,
who issued the warrant which was
served by deputy .constable Patrick
The hearing was held at 2:30
o'clock Wednesday afternoon In
'Squire Robert A. Smith's office, in
the presence of the interested par
ties and a small crowd of attentive
A little fellow, Iiussell Sherman
by name, who lives at 423 River
street, was there for a witness in
case his services were needed. He
told a reporter for The Citizen that
he would be eleven on May 27. He
peddled cards last Saturday about
town for Mrs. Denham, announcing
her presence and business In Hones
dale for which he received twenty
live cents. He said Mrs. Denham
told his mother's fortune.
Mrs. Denham, who boarded a
week at Raymond Smith's home,
CIO Church street, was informed by
'Squire Smith of the charges against
'Squire Smith asked her if she
knew what the law said about fortune-telling.
"No, sir," replied Mrs.' Denham.
I was here once before. Mr.
was in and he didn't bother me. I
didn't know they changed the laws.
No one told me of any changes of
the law since then."
'Squire Smith: "I'll tell you what
the law is."
'Squire Smith then read the Act
of April 8, 1801, P. L. 270, which
provides penalties of fine or im
prisonment for fortune-telling.
Mrs. Denham wanted to know if
others were allowed to tell fortunes
"There's others going on," she
said, "just the same as I am."
'Squire Smith: "I don't know
anything about that. That don't
help your case. That's a violation
of the law wherever done. All I
can do for you is to have you give
bail and go into Court and do the
best you can with it."
Mrs. Denham: "Wouldn't a flno
'Squire Smith: "I don't know.
I'll have to see the District Attor
ney about that."
The District Attorney was sent
for. 'Squire Smith took advantage
of the Interim by remarking: "No
person with common sense would
think there was anything in fortune-telling.
It's an outrage in the
country. It shouldn't be allowed
Mrs. Denham, who sat patiently
awaiting the arrival of the District
Attorney, was dressed in black from
head to foot. She even had on a
pair of black gloves, although the
day was an unusually hot and
humid one. She appeared to be a
woman of about fifty years of age
District Attorney M. E. Simons
came In and after hearing the facts
In the case thought the 'Squire
would have to follow the law" in the
Mrs. Denham: "I am a stranger
here. I can't get any ball. If
you'll accept a line, I'll got out of
When the 'Squire toId,her the fine
couldn't be less than ten dollars,
Mrs. Denham replied:
"Well, I've only been here a
'Squire Smith thought that since
it was her first offense he would let
her off with a fine and costs.
Mrs. Denham; "How much would
Squire Smith: "I don't know
what the costs would be. The fine
can't be less than $10."
'Squire Smith then canvassed
the matter of costs. There were
two witnesses in the case, the con
stable and his fee, which brought
the costs up to $6.
When Mrs. Denham learned how
much the fine would be, she was
"I'll have to wait," she said, "un
til I send for money. I'll give you
what I've got. I don't have flG
From the recesses of her port
manteau she fished out eight quart
ers and offered them to the 'Squire.
"That's all I've got," she said.
"Two dollars. I'll have to Bend for
the rest. I've only been here a
The 'Squire explained to her
that he could only accept the whole
"I can't give what I haven't got,"
said Mrs. Denham. "If you will al
low me time I'll get it. I'm a per
fect stranger here."
'Squire Smith: "Have you any
Mrs. Denham: "No, not a living
"What can I do?" wailed Mrs.
, "Well," responded the 'Squire,
"if you can get some one to guar
antee the line it will be all right."
.Mrs. Denham then left in the cus
tody of deputy constable Patrick J.
Moran for her boarding place, re
turning about twenty minutes later
with Mrs. Raymond Smith, who of
fered to go her security, saying that
her husband had money In the
"We can't take females," said
"There's no danger of my run
ning away," protested .Mrs. Den
ham. But the 'Squire was obdurate and
so deputy constable Patrick J. Mor
an, Mrs, Denham and Mrs. Raymond
Smith sallied forth in search of
Mrs. Smith's husband.
They were fortunate in running
across Mr. Smith, who is a dealer
in tea, and he returned with them,
and offered to go her security,
which offer was accepted.
Mrs. Denham, who had in the
meantime telegraphed to Yonkers,
N. Y., for funds to help her out of
her predicament, stated that she
would get her money on the 1:30
o'clock train Thursday afternoon.
Fortune tellers must be rare in
Honesdale, for 'Squire Smith in
formed the reporter that he didn't
recall ever having had a woman
brought before him charged with
such an offense.
WILL Of SOON
Special Session of Con
gress May Last Another
WIIjL HAVE DOXE ITS WORK IF
RECIPROCITY BILL IS PASS
ED. Washington, D. C., May 18. Al
though the special session of Con
gress is but little more than a month
old, talk of adjournment has already
become general. Republicans in both
branches have been hinting that a
recess during the hot months would
not interfere with legislation, while
many Democrats In the House are
beginning to believe they will be
through with all they care to enact
of their legislative program within
High temperature experienced last
week in Washington served to stimu
late In the Democratic representa
tives more Interest In summer resort
matters than in tariff questions. For
several days they have been consid
ering the possibility of getting
through for the summer by June 15.
The House expects to have before
it the revised woolen schedule within
a week or ten days. There has been
much missionary work during the
last week to unite the factions for an
agreement upon a revision in the
nature of a compromise between the
advocates of a revenue tariff on free
wool and the champions of no duty
on raw wool. While many Demo
crats have openly declared for free
raw wool, all have agreed to abide
by the caucus decision.
Though the Democratic free list
bill probably will not be passed by
the Senate it may not be consider
ed at all the Democratic leaders In
sist that they have demonstrated to
the people that In passing in -that
measure their Intentions were good
and that It will not be necessary for
them to insist upon remaining In ses
sion to await action on it by the
senate. The reciprocity bill they ex
pect the Senate to pass within a
month and then all that President
Taft asked of the extraordinary ses
sion will have been disposed of.
In the Senate hearings will con
tinue this week before the finance
committee on the Canadian recipro
city bill, and on the floor the fight
over the election of a president pro
tempore to succeed Senator Frye will
be resumed. Representatives of the
regular nnd insurgent Republicans
Uslst that there will be no break In
the deadlock. The opposition of the
progressives to Senator Gallinger
will hold Intact, it is declared and the
stalwarts will not yield to agree on
some other candidate.
W. F. Kloss, Scranton, is spend
ing several weeks in Honesdale. ,ln
the interests of The Saranton Truth,
Fred Cody, Bethany, .having resign
ed his position as the local repre
sentative of that paper.
W. H. Ham Suggests Plan
to Prevent Mine Fire
IX LETTER TO MAYOR OF CAR
HOXDALK SAYS LACKAWAX
XA WOUIil) EXTINGUISH
Mayor A. L. Sahm, Carbondale,
has received a letter from William
H. Ham, Honesdale, suggesting a
plan which he thinks would be feas
ible in extinguishing the mine fire
here. His suggestions follow:
"I learn by the press that your
city is In some distress in conse
quence of a burning mine beneath a
portion of it and that the state pro
poses, with what assistance from
the county I don't recall, to spend
$100,000 to cure the trouble. Now
It seems to me it would be feasible
to first, make a level or survey from
the opening of the mine to a point
or similar level on the Lackawanna
river. This might be a mile, more
or less, from the mine opening.
When that level, or point, is fixed in
the stream, lead up stream a hun
dred feet or more and then at that
point construct any cheap little
dam a few dollars would pay for
it and In the dam set a pipe or
hose, whichever might be best, and
so arrange it that the stream would
run. There would be no pressure at
the dam. ,
"Now get cheap, worn out hose
from your city, Scranton or else
where, which might he able to stand
considerable pressure. When that
limit is reached extend the line by
thin iron or steel pipe, sufficiently
strong for the purpose to carry the
water to the mouth of the mine, at
perhaps 100 pounds pressure. Now
this pipe might be laid alongside
the stream in almost any position at
little or no cost worth speaking
about. Now for the work: The wa
ter Is let Into the pipe, say one
hundred feet above the level of the
opening of the mine. It finally
reaches the opening and Is poured
into the mine. No other work need
be done for the present. Eventually
the Lackawanna fills every vacant
spot in the mine and the fire is ex
tinguished. If there is any open
ing at a lower level than the burn
ing mine let the water, which It has
previously 'retained, out again Into
the bed of the river or pump It out.
"Of course any pipe or hose used,
would not be Injured by its use for
this purpose and might be returned
to the original owners. The explo
sion of gases within the mine when
the water comes in contact with the
burning coal will be left for the con
sideration of experts in such mat
ters, hut to me the plan seems quite
feasible, and would cost but little
time or money."
Locusts Locate In Jersey
SPEND SEVEXTEEX YEARS TO
GROW UP AXI) LIVE ONLY
A FEW WEEKS.
A seventeen year locust was lying
on Its back waving Its legs and ap
pearing to be perfectly miserable In
a box of baking-powder, which was
the centre of a peering group at the
meeting of the New York Entomolo
gical Society at the Museum of Nat
ural History recently.
The bug In the baking powder is
a specimen of the thing that New
Jersey Is viewing with apprehension
and alarm nowadays, and we are go
ing to see a lot of his brothers and
sisters In these parts in a short
time. They will be crying aloud
in the wilds of Staten Island, west
ern Long Island and northern New
Jersey some time in the middle of
next month, according to all the
best entomological dope obtainable.
Their advent is so dreaded by the
owners of gardens and orchards that
word comes from Jersey that S. P. S.
C.'s are being organized from Mont
clair to Peapack. It was with this
in mind and having a pretty low
opinion of the cicada anyway that
the reporter broke in on a group of
entomologsts who were puffing com
fortably at thelr pipes (they have a
smoker In their meetings) and who
were discussing with some heat the
love affairs of beetles. The re
porter asked one of the wise men
what seemed to be an innocent ques
tion as to how this cicada Invasion
could be stopped. Whereupon all
of the entomologists fell upon the
reporter and convinced him of his
"Stop It!" said Entomologist Wil
liam T. Davis, treasurer of the so
ciety, "what do you want to stop
for? Don't you realize what a won
derful thing this Is this return of
the cicada after seventeen painful
years of growth and now you come
along and want to stop It?"
They one and .all gazed at the
reporter, who felt too much like a
specimen to be entirely comfortable.
"But what good do they do?" he
"What good do Niagara Falls do?"
they asked him scornfully and then
they sat down and expounded the
life of a cicada to the layman.
In 1894 a female cicada (there
were ever so many of them then) on
her last visit to Staten Island dug
and dug and dug Into a tree and In
to the hole sho dug out she laid her
egg, and having fulfilled her mis
sion In this world she turned up her
antennae and expired.
In a little while the egg that she
(Continued on Pago Eight)
Interesting Sketch of
Career, Personal and
XEW LEADER OF THE SENATE
HAS "MORE SEXSE THAN
ALDRIOH," SAY INSUR
GENTS. WASHINGTON, D. C.
"Penrose has more sense than
Aldrich." This observation from an
Insurgent Republican Senator was
intended neither as a tribute nor a
historical fact, but as an explana
tion He had hated Aldrich and he
did not love Penrose . The caucus
of Republican senators had just ad
journed. A steering committee
charged with the duty of reorganiz
ing the majority membership of the
Senate committees had been select
ed. The Insurgent senators, long
barred from a Republican causus
oy the ruthless and uncompromising
leadership of Senator Aldrich, had
come into their own. They had
been recognized as Republican sen
ators with membership In the steer
ing committee, which made certain
the square deal for them In the
reorganization of the Senate.
"How did that happen?" a news
paper correspondent asked the in
And the explanation from the in
surgent's viewpoint was clearly
stated. Penrose had more sense
When the Sixty-second Congress
came to an end at noon on 'March
4 last the leadership of the Senate
nominally passed from Nelson W.
Aldrich, of Rhode Island, to Boles
Penrose, Pennsylvania. As a mat
ter of fact, Senator Aldrich had sur
rendered his commission weeks be
fore the session closed, and It was
Senator Penrose who directed the
uncertain Republican organization
in a tumultous party conflict which
commanded the attention of the peo
ple. With the coming of the new ;
congress he planned the reorganlza- i
tlon of the Senate. Friends of Sen-1
ator Penrose in the Senate say that j
with the hostile attitude of Senator j
Aldrich toward the insurgents he ,
never had been in sympathy. At i
any rate, he not only counseled, but
Insisted upon, party harmony. Con-i
cession and conciliation followed. '
When the caucus assembled the In
surgents were there;, when, it ad
journed they went, away satisfied.
No other man Pennsylvania has
sent to the United States Senate has
attained the position of prominence
In that body now held by Boles
Penrose. The story of Senator Pen
rose's start in life presents nothing
to suggest the simple annals of the
poor. He is a member of a wealthy
and aristocratic Philadelphia family.
On both sides he comes from pure
colonial stock. His father, the late
R. A. F. Penrose, was widely known
as a scholar, physician and professor
in the medical department of the
University of Pennsylvania. His
grandfather, Hon. Charles B. Pen
rose, was solicitor of the Treasury
under Presidents William Henry
Harrison and John Tyler, speaker of
the Pennsylvania Senate for several
terms and a lawyer who stood at the
head of the Pennsylvania bar. His
great grandfather was Clement Bid
die Penrose, appointed by President
Thomas Jefferson one of three com
missioners to take charge of the
recently acquired territory of Louis
iana. He is a direct descendant of
William Blddle, a friend and con
temporary of William Penn, who
came to America about the same
time as Penn and who was one of
the proprietors of the province of
New Jersey. Nicholas Scull, sur
veyor general of Pennsylvania In
the old colonial days, and Philip
Thomas, secretary to Cecil Calvert,
Lord Baltimore, and founder of the
Thomas family, of Maryland, are
among Senator Penrose's direct an
cestors. Senator Penrose was educated by
private tutors at home until he was
sixteen years old. Then he entered
Harvard college and graduated with
high honors. As one of the gradu
ates selected to deliver a commence
ment oration his subject was, "The
political leadership of Martin Van
Buren." Senator Penrose has a
genius for politics. He has been in
politics since he was old enough to
vote. When 24 years old he was
elected to represent a Philadelphia
district as a member of the House
at Harrlsburg. From that body he
went to the state senate where he
served ten years. In both branches
of the legislature he was a recog
nized leader. He resigned from the
state senate to enter the United
States Senate on March 4, 1897, the
date of Willlan McKlnley's first in
auguration, and twice has been re
elected. During half a century the mantle
,of Republican leadership in Penn
sylvania hub liiueu upon uio snouiu
ers of only three men, Simon Cam
eron, Matthew Stanley Quay and
Boles Penrose. The control of Cam
eron was an Incident of the politics
of the Civil war period. Years be
fore he died he was supplanted by
Quay. The leadership of Penrose
dates from the death of Quay. Quay
had to fight for everything ho se
cured In politics. Each chapter In
the story of his supremacy of the
Republican organization records re
bellion against his rule. The forces
that opposed him were -defeated but
they never surrendered. They re-
(Continued on Page Five.)
4 More Kickers Forget Their Troubles To-Day.
Are You Among Them?
PERHAPS YOU THINK YOU'RE A GEXIUS. TELL THE KICK EDI
TOR WHAT MAKES YOU THINK SO, 1JY LETTER ONLY'.
GLADLY PAY FOR GOOD OXES. ALSO KICK.
Up to the time of going to press, no genulses seem to have sprouted
In Wayne county. Still the kick editor has not lost hope of securing a
regular genius for this column. Of course he will gladly pay for the
best original letters on "Why I think I'm a Genius" which are sent
in applying for the position.
The editor has the great pleasure to announce the prize winners this
week as follows: (1) Cora Nevin, whose kick appeared last Issue. (2)
Bobolink, see below. (3) Zena Perkins, see below. (4) Mrs. L. R.
Sheard, last issue.
I kick because I have not got a
decent stitch to wear and If I get the
dollar bill with all poor folks I'll!
S. E. MARSHALL,
Answer: The stitch or the dol
I kick because all of my grown
up sisters wear such awful big hats
that there is hardly room for any
thing else in the house.
RALPH L. KERR,
Answer: Cheer up, Ralph. The
styles will soon change.
1 kick because the aviators go fly
ing In the air,
And If I get that dollar '
I'll soon be going up there.
Answer: Just think how you'd
holler if you got that dollar, and
when up In the air, your big mono
plane skid, you'd surely bo frighten
ed if things came untlghtened, but
ain't she the daring young aeroplane
I kick again because I have gone
to my neighbors with tears In my
eyes knowing that they liked to
read The Citizen, and explained that
they could get The Citizen twice a
week for a whole year for $1.50. I
think that if I keep the tears flow
ing that some of their hearts will
Answer: Yes, Bobolink, cons'tant
dropping will wear away the hard
I kick because this is only a
Last night as I was sleeping and all
around was still,
I dreamed I saw the editor a bring
ing In his bill;
I says, kind sir, I only have just fif
ty cents to-day,
He says, "Here, take this dollar and
your subscription pay."
P. S. It was only a dream.
Sure It Wasn't n Nightmare?
Answer: Of course you know that
dreams go just the opposite, don't
you? Still this Is a case of a dream
Homer Greene on Committee.
Homer D. Greene, of Honesdale,
and this city, is a member of the
Union Alumni committee which has
in charge the Payne memorial on the
Union campus, Schenectady, N. Y.
The memorial Is to John Howard
Payne, the author of "Home, Sweet
Home," and is to be dedicated at the
one hundred and fifteenth com
mencement of Union college, June
11-14. Payne attended Union col
lege one hundred years ago. The
memorial is a gateway, to be erected
at the entrance to "Library Lane,"
the most beautiful of the college
roadways, and to be dedicated to
the memory of him who has charm
ed the whole world with the melo
dious lay of "Home, Sweet Home,"
and whom his Alma Mater now de
lights to honor. The gateway will
he completed within a month and
its dedication will be one of the
distinctive features of the one hun
dred and fifteenth commencement of
the college, June 11-14. Dr. Geo.
Pierce Baker, professor of dramatic
literature at Harvard, will deliver
the main address at the dedicatory
Death Of Mrs. Jacob O. Storr.
Mary A., wife of Jacob C. Storr,
died earlv Thursday mnrnlnp- nt Via
home, 51C Church street, from
ungui s disease, aged 33 years, nine
months, and eight days. She was
born Auirust. 10. 1R77 nt wnwiov
her parents being John McCloskey,
ana nis wire, Annie Kelly. Sho was
married, September 27, 1905, at
HawloV. tfl .Tnnnh n. Stnt-r n trlaea
- - i u, iw. ., t,,uao
cutter, who with a four-year-old son,
josepn, survives to mourn her loss.
Surviving relatives are her parents,
and four brothers and two sisters,
viz.: James, principal of schools at
Jessup; Eugene, of St. Bonaven
ture's school, Now York state; Jos
eph, a student at the Stroudsburg
State Normal school; William, Haw
ley; Misses Catherine and Elizabeth,
Hawley. Funeral services will bo
held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock
in St. Phllomena's R. O. church,
Hawley, ReV. Father R. C. Burke
officiating, With interment in St.
I kicked for cash road;
I'll kick for worked roads.
Have no big auto.
But drive a trotter that can go fast,
as she oughto.
Where Is Rip Van Winkle No. 1?
That's for Preston No. 2.
Give me the dollar,
I'll grab his collar, if the roads are
J. WINFORD HINE,
Answer: We thought Rip Van
Winkle never wore a collar.
I kick against chronic grumblers.
MRS. R. NELSON,
-nsver: Then this verse should
apper.1 to you. We don't know to
whom the credit should be given.
Kicking in the morning,
Kicking all the day;
Kicking if he's busy,
Kicking at delay.
Thus the chronic kicker
Fills his life with woes,
Frowning, grumbling, wrangling,
Everywhere he goes.
Nothing ever suits him,
Always finding fault;
Every kind of pleasure
He Is sure to halt.
Scowling at the children,
Growling at his wife;
Turning peace and comfort
Into constant strife. f
Kicking if the weather
Happens to be dry;
Kicking when the rain Is
Tumbling from thd sky.
Kicking in the summer
Heat has then no charm;
Kicking in the winter
Then he'd have it warm.
Kicking every meal-time,
Glaring at the meat;
Often he is saying:
"Nothing fit to eat."
Kicking when he's reading.
Grumbling at the light;
Now and then denouncing
Everything in sight. j
Kicking in the morning,
Kicking all the day;
Kicking in the evening,
Kicking should he pray.
Kicking while he's thinking,
Kicking when in bed;
Wonder if he'll keep on
Kicking when he's dead?
FEATURES IX DAY'S NEWS OF
STANDARD OIL SITUATION.
An early struggle is looked for in
Congress over proposals to amend
the Sherman law. Insurgent Re
publicans are disturbed by that
phase of the Standard Oil decision
which construes the act as nermit-
Jphg "reasonable" restraints upon
Important men allied with "big
business" today hailed the decision
as relieving the industrial and com
mercial world of uncertainty. It
was predicted that enterprises in
volving the investment of billions of
new capital would begin at once to
There was a boom In the stock
market from the opening of the Ex
change. Standard Oil and other
trust stocks advanced rapidly.
Attorney General Wickersham
was reported to be considering the,
advisability of bringing criminal
prosecution against Standard Oil
officials on the ground that the con
spiracy to restrain trade has con
tinued up to this time.
M. F. Elliott, general solicitor for
the Standard Oil Company, an
nounced this afternoon that the
company will obey the decree of the
Supreme Court. Ho Intimated that
subordinate concerns already carry
on business as the court has order
ed. In The Recorder's Office.
Susan Hlrt to Henry J. Bassney,
two acres In Texas, $1450.
Minor Brown to Frederick Cook
of White Mills, five acres In Pal
William Crooks to John B. Crooks
of Gouldsboro, land in Lehigh, $425.
Christian Eppley, Jr., Cherry
Ridge, to James Butler, Mooslc, 180
acres In Paupack, $2,500.
William Herwlg, Paupack, to
Jesse Davis, Green Point, N. Y,, 318
acres In Paupack, $1,000.
Jennie M. Buchanan and others
to Elizabeth Plew, two acres In
Josephine Adgate to Morton A.
Tuthlll, 60 acres in Canaan, $1690.
liUcreta A. Buckland, New Mil
ford, to E. F. Buckland, Waymart,
property In Canaan, $2,000,