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THE CITIZEN. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 1913.
SINCLAIR BELIEVED TO
According to Report, Miss Anna E.
Steckol Declares She Never Liked
Mr. Sinclair and Scarcely Knew
Him Girl Believed to Be In
Love With Sinclair.
Allentown, Pa., Jnn. 14.--Thnt Sam
ucl Sluclnlr, fourth, tbo yoiinp state
highway Inspector and former Swnrth
more athlete, la Innocent of any nt
tempt to nbdtict Miss Anna 12. Stpcbi'l
of this city and tlint tho yoiinp woman
really consented to an elopement, but
lacked the courage to carry It through,
Is tho belief of the Sinclair family.
This Is according to Intimate friends of
the young man.
Sinclair, with It. Walter Starr. Jr.. of
Philadelphia, attempted to carry off
Miss Steckel from her home. They
took her away In n motor car, but the
chauffeur turned the party over to the
police, and the arrest of the two young
The $3,000 ball was furnished for
Sinclair and Starr, nnd they were
brought back to Philadelphia by rela
tives. Both have denied themselves to
The belief of the family, according to
friends, Is thnt Miss Steckel was In
love with Sinclair, but that her father
objected to the match. They believe
that Miss Steckel consented to be "ab
ducted" In tho belief that after she was
married to Sinclair her father would
forgive her. This plan was launched
out by Sinclair, but the young woman,
nccordlng to accounts, changed her
mind at tho eleventh hour and refused
to stand by him.
Miss Steckel herself, according to re
ports, denies this version of the nffalr.
"I never liked Mr. Sinclair and
scarcely knew him," sho Is asserted to
have said. "How could I have thought
of marrying the man? I met him only
a few times once at a dance, once at a
dinner, nnd on another occasion I went
to the theater with him."
Reuben P. Steckel, father of the
young woman, who Is about fwenty
flvo years old, is a wealthy retired busi
ness man of this city. Ho refuses to
accept any version of the affair other
than It was a case of abduction, and he
declares that he will prosecute the
young men to the limit. This under
the statutes of the state would mean
long terms of Imprisonment If they are
Starr told his father, Dr. R. Walter
Starr, all about his part in the affair.
It Is said that he declared that he
know nothing of what Sinclair Intend
ed doing, but followed his uncle, believ
ing everything had been "arranged."
Starr Is a senior in tho dental depart
ment of tho Medico-Chlrurgical college
nnd attended his classes there Friday.
He is known as a quiet young man, and
nil of his friends declare thnt he would
be tho last person in tbo world to at
tempt nny such escapade as that of
which he Is accused.
PORMER JUDGE STOUT DIES.
Jurist Passes Away at Doylestown,
Pa.. After Long Illness.
Doylestown, Pa., Jan. 14. Judge
Mahlon II. Stout died at his home here
after an illness lasting four years.
Mahlon II. Stout was born in Rock
lnnd township, this county, March 10,
1852. Ho was graduated from tho Mil
lersvillo Normal school and Franklin
nnd Marshall college and in 1870 began
studying law with Adam J. Eberly in
Lancaster, being admitted to the bar in
18S0. He was elected district attorney
of Bucks county In 18SS and re-elected
to succeed himself. In 1003 he defeat
ed Judge Harmon Yerkes for presiding
Judge Stout's flrst wifo was Miss
Harriet Miller of Downlngtown. who
died Dec. 24. 1800. His only son died
flin frvllntt.ln. .Int. TTI . . i r
wb udj. Lxia nuvuiui Wile,
who was Miss Clara M. Search of Har
risburg, is living. He also loaves one
Ulster, Mrs. George W. Kratz of Sou
derton. 4 SEEK DEATH, 1 SUCCEEDS.
Woman Hangs Herself With Rope
Made of Bed Sheets.
Philadelphia, Jan. 14. Miss Johanna
Erickson, forty-eight years old, 142
Wolf street, hanged herself with a
lope of bed sheets. Sho was despond
Ait because of illness.
Morris Fasterman, thlrty-slx years
old, Jumped from a boat nt the Kalghn
avenue ferry, Camden, but was ros'
cued. He came from Russia two weeks
ago and had been uunblo to obtain em
ployment. For the third tlmo in a year Mrs. Re
becca Fink, twenty-four years old, at
tempted suicide by Inhaling gas at her
home, 1227 South Fourth street. She
vns taken to Mount Sinai hospital and
revived. Mrs. Maud Wright, fifty-five
years old, 708 North Eighth street, at
tempted suicide by inhaling illuminat
ing gas. She was taken to the Roose
State Pastor Acoeptt N. J. Call.
Ilarrisburg. Pa.. Jan. 14. The Rev r
H. Lewis, nastor nf thn Mnrimf fi 1
Baptist church hero, announced to his
romrremiHnn thnt i, ,n,i " "1
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ccpt tho call from a church In Bridge
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Steene, Jan. 14.
Mr, and Mrs Fred Theobald re-
luiucu iu iiieir uuiuu at xionesuaie
Saturday after visiting a week with
tho latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Emmet Swingle here,
Mrs. J. E. Haley is visiting a few
days with her daughters, Mrs. W.
I Wright and Mrs. R. Spangenburg
' There are sovcral farms that can
be'purchased In this section but for
about double the. price . .that they
! could bo bought ,for ten or twelvo
I years ago.
Mrs. Hay Spangenburg and little
daughter of Carbondale, are spend
ing a week with her'iparents, the
Bobolink and mate, here.
Mrs. Charles Denny, who has boon
confined to her home for a week by
Illness, Is .much improved.
James Quinland visited friends at
Mrs. McHohain, of Waymart,
visited her parents here Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hambly, of
Honesdale, spent Sunday with tho
Henry Hogancamp made a busi
ness trip to Scranton the. latter part
of last week.
Stephen Bates butchered tho boss
yearling hog of this season which
tipped tho scales at four hundred
The Bobolink hasn't any deslro to
sell his farm but it looks now as
if ho might sell some time in the
near futuro as he is having some fair
offers for the same, especially from
a .man In Chicago.
Gouldsboro, Jan. 13.
A foreigner was killed hero on tho
tracks the flrst of the week.
The news of the sudden death of
Mary, wife of John Lohman, which
occurred at her home on Lackawan
na Avenue, Scranton, early Sunday
morning, came as a shock to her
many friends here where she was
very well known. Her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Anthony Klutze, 'were
among tho early settlers here. Mr.
Klutze was a well known lumber
man. They built the Klutze home
at Lehigh Glen where she lived un
til her marriage to Mr. Lohman.
Her father died in 1904. This win
ter the Klutze home was closed,
Mrs. Klutze, her daughter, Mrs.
Louise Klare, and grandson, Louis
Klare, having gone to Scranton to
spend the winter with Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Hufford, of Mount Pocono,
who died from an overdose of mor
phine administered by her husband,
Samuel Hufford, on Saturday morn
ing, had a number of relatives hero
who 'were' greatly shocked by the
tragic occurrence. Immediately af
ter her death Mr. Hufford shot him
self. Both deaths occurred about
9 o'clock last Wednesday.
Chaplain T. D. Swartz Post, No.
218, G. A. It., and their auxiliary,
the Woman's Relief Corps, held a
public installation in Gage's Hall,
Moscow, on Saturday afternoon. Pre
ceding the installation a bounteous
dinner was served in the dining
rooms o'f the M. E. church. Captain
Patrick DeLacy, of Scranton, was ex
pected to be present to install the
officers and much disappointment
was felt when it was learned that he
was unable to be present; however,
the Post was Installed by a very
capable officer, Comrade Coloney of
Madlsonville, a member of Ezra
Griffin Post of Scranton. Mr. Co
loney Is 83 years of age and as active
as a man of sixty. Moses Davis
acted as offlcer-of the day. The fol
lowing officers were Installed: W. R.
Sayer, commander; Georgo Millard,
S. V. Commander; Philander Horn
baker, J. V. C; I. C. DePue, sur
geon; John Bird, chaplain; Moses
Davis, quartermaster; Wm. Hanes,
inside guard; Edward Hudson, out
side guard; Post instructor, John F.
Sayer; delegate to Department Con
vention to be held at Gettysburg In
July, John F. Sayer; alternate, M.
U. Hurley. The officers of the
Corps were Installed by Mrs. Maria
Allen of Scranton. The 'following of
ficers were Installed: President,
Mrs. Anna Hollister; S. V. P., Mrs.
Meta Hollister; J. V. P., Mrs. Anna
Yeager; chaplain, Mrs. Elizabeth
Sayer; patriotic Instruction, Mrs.
Hathrlll; conductor, Mrs. Marian
Van Orunt; secretary, Mrs. Hattlo
Bortree; treasurer, Mrs. Pearl
Brown; musician. Mrs. Delia Eng
lish; press correspondent, Mrs. Maud
Reaser; guard, Mrs. Mary Silfee. I
On Friday John and Peter Mer
wlne, two brothers living alone i
about three miles west of town, '
were delightfully surprised by a!
visit from the Boy Scouts. The
boys went laden with good things for
tho brothers and by making others
nappy naa a nappy day themselves.
The funeral of Edna, wife of Wil
liam Matthews, Jr., which occurred
at her homo in Scranton, was held
on Wednesday. Tho body was
brought here for burial. Many
friends .met tho funeral cortege at
tho station and accompanied them
to Lehigh cemetery where short ser
vices were conducted by Rev. G. F.
Robinson. The pallbearers, school
mates and friends of Mr. Matthews,
were Messrs. Guy, Harry and Ira
Sebrlng, Fred Rhodes, LeRoy
Crooks and Wlllard Surplus. Much
sympathy is felt for the 'bereaved
husband. Mr. Matthews' parents
have taken the Infant son.
On Sunday evening, Rev. G. F.
Robinson, pastor of the M. E. church
had as his topic, "Music." The dis
course was very interesting. A large
congregation filled the church. The
Gouldsboro cornet band, under the
leadership of S. D. Adams, rendered
several appropriate selections.
Mrs. M. N. B. ICIllam died Satur
day morning of la grippe, age 94 1
years, ten months and 11 days, i
Funeral Tuesday at 12 M. i
Mrs. Frances Klllam arrived home!
Saturday on account ot the Illness
of 'her grandmother.
There will be a box social at Wal
ter Vetterleln's on Saturday even-
lng, Jan. 25, 1913
"lo "l "" sc-noai.
Everybody Invited. Girls please
, , n. . f,, , w . , ,
Miss Hilda Vetterloln who has been
sick for the past week, Is Improving
A. N. Surplice, of Ledgedalo,
visited this place Friday and Satur
day. Jacob Klser of Tafton was burled
in the Paupack cemetery,
few weeks ago his daughter died of
W. Vetterlein spent last week in
Mllford. He returned homo Satur
day but went back Monday to re
sume his business.
Dr. Richardson of Pujo Committee
Found Financier Very III,
Washington Jan. 14. -r- Dr. C. W.
Richardson, who examined William
Rockefeller nt Miami for the house
money Investigating committee to de
termine if the financier was physical
ly able to give testimony, has made
his report Mr. Pujo will not mnke It
public until after It bns been presented
to tho full membership of the house
banking nnd currency committee.
It Is understood, howovcr, that Dr.
Richardson found Mr. Rockefeller suf
fering from the ailments described iu
affidavits flled with the committee by
his physicians as "gouty Inflammation
of the larnyx," which had necessitated
six operations. Dr. Richardson will
testify regarding his examination be
fore the committee tomorrow.
Miami, Fla.. Jan. 14. Mr. Rockefel
lor Is being guarded with great care lu
the Royal Palm hotel here. Particu
lar effort is ninde to prevent photog
rapliors getting pictures of him. His
apartments are under guard. None
but certain servants, mostly his own.
nnd relatives can approach. He re
fuses to see reporters. His son, Wil
liam G. Rockefeller, emerged from the
apartment to see a reporter after a
card had been sent up.
"Father is In no condition to see
any one," he sold. "Further than that
we have nothing to say."
VERBECK DEFENDS PURCHASE.
Shows That Sale of Old Buttons Helped
Fund of $46,000.
Albany, N. Y.. Jan. 14. The legality
of the purchase by the state of the Hln
kelman property was established by
Adjutant General Verbeck when he
presented to the committee of Inquiry
proof that the $40,000 paid to the First
Nutlonnl bank was raised by sale of
old buttons, uniforms nnd other dis
carded furnishings and property stored
In the New York city arsenal. This
money ndded to a fund created by the
sale of old junk by former Adjutant
General Nelson H. Henry made up the
amount necessary to purchase tho
property. The legislature provided that
the New York arsenal property must
be sold before the new arsenal could be
The imminent danger of a railroad
compaity purchasing this property led
Adjutant General Verbeck to call a
raeetlug of the armory committee to
approve the purchase, according to the
testimony of tho ndjutant general.
FOUR SEEK RENO DIVORCES.
Now York and Jersey Plaintiffs File
Suits, Charging Desertion.
Reno, Nev., Jan. 14. Among most
recent divorce suits recorded here are
those of Anne MncDonald against
Charles R. MacDonald, a provision
dealer of New York city, on grounds
Albert B. Gllman of .Rochester
against Jessie O. Gllman, alleging de
sertion. Jacob B. Wortzell against Flora
Wortzell, charging desertion at Sea
bright N. J.
Melvln Peterson, connected with the
Standard Oil company in Mechnnlcs
ville, N. Y., against Minnie E. Peter
son, also on grounds of desertion.
TALE OF THE WEATHER.
Observations of the United
States weather bureau taken at
8 p. m. yesterday follow:
Albany 22 Cloudy
Atlantic City . . 32 Cloudy
Boston 20 Clear
Buffalo 28 Cloudy
Chicago 28 Clear
New Orleans . . 54 Clear
Now York .... 20 clear
St. Louis 28 Clear
Washington ... 28 Cleur
CHEWING GUM HANDY.
Who hasn't had difficulty In dis
lodging a cinder from the eye?
Sometimes one can succeed with a
corner ot a handkerchief, but fre
uently the cinder is too deeply Im
bedded to be gotton out In that way.
It would be hard to find a 'more
sticky substance than chewing gum.
The next time you see anyone with
a cinder in his eye Just chew a piece
of gum until It becomes soft and
pliant, twist it to a One point and
you will find as soon as you touch
the cinder with It out the cinder will
come. Leslie's Weekly.
Newfoundland, Jan. 14.
A surprise party was held at tho
home ot Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Heffley
In honor of their son Ernest, who
celebrated his 21st birthday. A
pleasant evening was spent. Many
different games were played after
which dainty refreshments were
served by Mrs. Heffley and Miss
Mae. Those present were: MlBses
Leah and Grace Smith, Laura Beehn,
Ella Eck, Llla Carlton, of South
Sterling, Lucy Stucker, Emma and
Georgia Brown; Messrs. Lawrence
Graser, Leo Graser, Elgin Kerr,
John Voeste, William Eck, Wlllla,m
Eck, Raymond Osborne, of South
Sterling, Charles Wolf, of Green
town, Fred Brown, George Eck and
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Heffley, Ernest
Heffley, Ira Heffley, Miss Mae Hef
fley, Marvin Heffley.
Lookout, Jan. 14.
A little daughter was born to Mr.
and Mrs. Wm. Lake January 5.
Mr. and Mrs, Roy Hawley visited
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph GIllow at Equln
unk on Sunday of last weok.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gillow, of
South Branch, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph
Gillow of Equinunk, were guests at
Albert Gillow's on Sunday.
Wm. Varcoo and FJoyd Bruco at
tended Odd Fellows lodge at Long
Eddy Monday night of last week.
Quite a number from this place at
tended .the oyster supper at 'Braman
on Friday night.
Miss Alice Turnberger attended a
party at tho homo of Mrs. George
Lott at Braman on Wednesday even
There will be an oyster supper In
the basement of the church Satur
day night, Jan. 18. Proceeds to ap
ply on pastor's salary.
Bethany, Jan. 13.
Mr. Van Fleet, of Stroudsburg,
who is thinking of taking the Peth
lck blacksmith shop, after spending
several days here was called to
Stroudsburg Wednesday by the Beri
ous illness of his wife.
The dinner at tho home of Mr. and
Mrs. Nat Sargent was largely at
tended and about ten dollars was
In cutting down an old tree In the
Square Wednesday, It fell In such a
Way that it took tho telephone pole
and wires with It so that the dam
age had to be repaired as about half
the 'phones were effected. They
were soon put In working order
The Union Home Missionary
Reading Circle will meet Tuesday af
ternoon In the Methodist Sunday
school room at 2:30. All are Invited
The Presbyterians will serve a
lunch at the home of John and
Henry Llppert of Haines on Thurs
day, Jan. ICth, at noon.
Mrs. Charles Faatz and Mrs. W.
O. Avery expect to attend the Sun
day school convention at White
Mills on Thursday, Jan. lGth.
BID WELL HILL.
Tho Ladles' Aid held a dime so
cial at A. F. Bldwell's recently.
Belma Race and Mrs. Albert Fos
ter and children of Scranton, visited
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Helen Gilpin has returned to
Wyoming Seminary, where she is
attending school and Edna Bldwell
has gone to Mansfield after spending
the holidays here.
Rolland June has gone back to
Elmlra, N. Y., after spending five
weeks at his home here, recruiting
from an attack of inflammatory
IJEWAUE OF OINTMENTS FOR CA
TARRH THAT CONTAIN MER
CURY, as mercury will surely destroy the
sense of smell and completely de
range the whole system when enter
ing it through the mucous surfaces,
except on prescriptions from reput
able physicians, as the damage they
will do is ten fold to the good you
can possibly derive from them Hall's
Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J.
Cheney & Co., Toledo, O., contains no
mercury, and Is taken internally,
acting directly upon the biood and
mucous' surfaces of tho system. In
buying Hall's Catarrh Cure be sure
you get the genuine. It Is taken In
ternally and made in Toledo, Ohio,
by F. J. Cheney & Co. Testimonials
Sold by Druggists. Price 75c. per
Take Hall's Family Pills for con
Reserve Agents (approved by U. S. Government)
Bonds (Railroad, Government, etc.)
Demand Collateral Loans
Total quick assets
We lead in cash on hand.
We lead in reserve.
We lead in ratio off quick assets to quick liabilities.
We lead in capitalization security to depositors.
We lead in EXPERIENCE.
For over three quarters of a century wo havo been recognized as ono
of tho solid banks of Northeastern Peinsylvanio, and to-day havo un
excelled facilities for handling all kinds of legitimate banking. ,
Wo invito you to bocomo ono of tho many contented natrons of
WAYNE COUNTY'S LEADING FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
THE HONESDALE NATIONAL BANK,
Henry Z. Russell, President.
Andrew Thompson, Vlco-Presldent.
Lewis A. Howell, CaBhler.
Albert C. Lindsay, Asst. Cashier.
rheumatism that has disabled him
from work for two months.
Mrs. Race has been confined to the
house for somo tlmo with a severe
could, but is improving now.
Mrs. Clarence Stevens nnd daugh
THE JARDIN FARM,
Consisting of 35 acres of
good fiSflabSe soiIs located in
Berlin Township, three miles
The property has been recently improved.
New buildings have been erected and the
barns and other out buildings are in first
class shape. On R. D. route. Telephone
connections. Fine Apple Orchard.
See or write
Buy-U-A-Home Realty Company
ARE ENTITLED AT ALL TIMES TO
WHAT SECURITY IS BEHIND THEIR DEPOSITS
"THE OLD RELIABLE"
November 2, 1912.
Henry Z. Russell,
Horace T. Menner,
Louis J. Dorfllnger,
ter, Mildred, spent Friday at Luclan
Jlrs. Bldwell has been visiting
Scranton friends for the past week.
Quarterly meeting was held at
Bldwell Hill Sunday last.
James C. Blrdsall,
E. B. Hardenbereb,
Philip R. Murray.