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THE CITIZEN, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 19x2.
Postoffico Error Kept Pat
rick Waiting Hours.
1EARI-UILY SPEAKS OF WIFE.
Ruined to Home In Auto For happy
Family Gathering Pressed For a
Statement, Patrick Says He'll
Make Extended One Later.
Now York. Nnv. 2'J. Albert T. Tat
rirk stepped through (lie stone nrctied
doorway of King Sing prison nt 4:23
o'clock yesterday afternoon a free
111:111 For tin" lirst time Iti the twelvo
I'M'iitJ'ul years he was the shuttlecock
nf Mic law. a nioineiit before, he hnil
kIhiwii that he was eapahle of hiimnn
emotions, ami that was when he had
said that he was going llrst of all to
the wife who was III and falling. Then
Ins ordinarily emotionless voice had
broken and his eyes had been suffused
with tears, lie was going to her. and
the sreat plans for the vindication of
his name would have to wait until aft
er he had greeted tier, comforted her as
one who had returned from the grave,
lie was with his wife just one hour
und eighteen minutes after he stepped
through the prison door.
An automobile which pressed the
s.peed limit very close brought him to
ISO Clermont avenue without a stop,
and the elevator of the apartment house
was waiting to take him to the floor
where the woman who never lost hope
was waiting. A daughter, a child when
Patrick came into the hands of the law
twelve years ago but now a woman
grown, was also waiting, but to her it
was like meeting a new relative; to the
other woman it was like the answer to
Pardon Went Astny.
Fate decreed that the last day of
Patrick lu prison should be as eventful
as the other great days of his life. As
if determined that the man should
never gain his freedom, it contrived
that the olllcial pardon granted by Gov
ernor Dix at 0 o'clock the night before
should go astray In the mail. The re
sult of that was that instead of going
free at 7 o'clock in the morning he re
mained a prisoner until after 4, and
then the fact that he got his freedom
in time to eat his Thanksgiving turkey
with his family was due to the good
heart of Postmaster John McNuily of
Ossining, who not only searched tho
mail during the day. in spite of it being
n holiday, but located the mlssent doc
ument at PeekskiU in time to bare it
reach Its destination before the prison
closed for the day.
That meant long hours of waiting
and watching for many outside the
prison gate, and it also meant long
hours of nerve racking delay for Pat
rick, chief orderly iu the hospital, clad
in the gray of a "lifer," knowing that
the flat which gave him liberty might
arrive at any moment But It may bo
said that during all this time, while
publicly the prison ofllclals were con
gratulating him and privately, by
grapevine, the thousand men in the
prison were sending to hlin their con
gratulations, the man never showed
thnt it was anything more to him than
u day's experience. Except for the
brief moment lie gave way at the men
tion of his Invalid wife, it was the
same old Patrick who had not hesitat
ed to tell Judges and governors that it
was not mercy but Justice lie was de
manding; that he was either innocent
and therefore entitled to liberty or a
murderer who should be executed.
Hasn't Decided on Plans.
As to plans, he could only say that
after his twelve years in cells he did
not feel himself competent to make an
extended statement One would como
in time, which would tell his plans to
vludicate himself, but not at present
At the same time he was most happy,
most healthy and most grateful.
The story of the release of Patrick
would not be complete without the
mention of Thomas Mulier and the nar
rative of what lie has done. Mulier. a
member of a very good family at Peeks
kill, was convicted of forgery about six
years ago and was sentenced to ten
years' iiuprlsonmeut at Sing Sing. His
sentence was commuted and he was re
leased Just one year ago yesterday for
sen-ices he performed in aiding the
state to uncover mismanagement In the
prison. Three of the five years ho
served were spent as a cellmate of
Patrick, and iu that time he learned
the life history of the mau who had
been nearly five years iu the death
house ami bad before lilm a sentence
of life imprisonment.
When Mulier was released ho devoted
his time to obtaining what he declared
was Justice for Patrick. He got into
communication with John T. Milllken
of St. Louis, the wealthy banker broth-er-in-luw
of Patrick's, und Mr. Milllken
retained the ex-convict to work for the
man in prison. Mulier was outside the
door of tho prison ut 4 o'clock yester
day morning with his brother-in-law,
James Darker, u wealthy merchant of
Peksklll. lie waited there all tho day,
and clad in Mr. Marker's fur overcoat
Patrick took his first rido as a freo
man In Mr. Barker's uutomobllo to tho
Told of Pardon Wedneeday.
Patrick know on Wednesday after
noon that Governor Dix was to pardon
him. His wife called at the prison in
the regulur monthly schedule for visit
ors, and she knew. How she know
tbey did not talk about yesterduy. Of
couree tho governor never said a word
ALBERT T. PATRICK.
From Snapshot Taken at
He Was Loaving Sing Sing.
1912. by American Press Association.
nor any of his olllcial household, but
somehow It leaked out, and the wo
man's one message was that her tight
for years had been rewarded.
Patrick was then simply convict No.
53,448, n lifer with an A-l record, nnd
ho received thl word from his wife
with the calmness that characterized
him In hearing three times the sen
tence of death imposed upon lilm. He
was then an orderly in the hospital, an
assistant to Dr. Fnrr, the physician of
the prison, and caretaker of surgical
instruments. He said good by to bis
wife after telling her not to greet him
at the prison gates iu the morning and
returned to his work. The first mall
from Albany to Ossining was 7 o'clock,
but it did not contain the pardon.
John McNally. the postmaster of Os
sining, had read about the case, and
after the 7 o'clock mall had failed to
bring the pardon he told the reporters
that he didn't know a better way of
spending a day like that than going
through the malls as they came in and
nctlng as postman in delivering the
message. When the 1:23 arrived and
there was no sign of the pardon Mc
Nally got busy on the phone, and final
ly it was found that the pardon had by
an error of a mail clerk been dropped
off at PeekskiU. It was rushed to Os
sining on the next train, where Mc
Nally got it and toot it to the prison.
The word went "inside" to Patrick,
and thereafter It took nbout an hour
for the formalities to be gone through
with. In tho meantime Patrick had
been receiving the congratulations of
the prison officials
Still Looks Well.
Time has dealt very mercifully with
Albert T. Patrick despite the nerve
racking ordeals ho has undergone.
"1 can't say anything now," ho said.
"I'm not competent to say anything
except that I'm glad very glad. You
know I've been twelve years In Jail
eighteen months in the Tombs in New
York city and more than ten years
here and I've lost my perspective. I
won't bo able to get it back until I've
been out some time, nnd then I will be
willing to talk to you all.
"I am not venomous against anybody.
My philosophy teaches me different
from that It has all been a horrible
experience, nnd now that part of it is
STATE CHAIRMAN KILLS MAN.
Manager of Third Party In Oklahoma
Arrested on Murder Charge.
El Reno, Okla.. Nov. 29. Alva Mc
Donald, state chairman of tho Progres
sive party, is under arrest charged with
murder as a result of a fight he had
with F. T. Marsh, nn attorney.
Marsh accosted on the street an old
soldier named Morris and asked the
loan of BO cents, which was offered.
McDonald camo along and nsked the
veteran if that was tho last 50 cent
he bad. Itecclvlug nn affirmative an
swer, McDonald struck Marsh iu the
face, saying, "You're the biggest thief
In the country."
Marsh fell to the pavement, and his
skull wns fractured. Ho was a Soclul
EVERY JAR BREAKS BONES.
Girl's Legs Fractured Seventy Times.
Count Lost of Other Breaks.
Hutchinson, Kan., Nov. 20. Tho vic
tim of a rare disease of the buues,
Margaret Williams, twelve-year-old
daughter of a wealthy farmer living
near Medora, has suffered seventy
fractures of the legs and more than a
dozen of the arms.
Ever siuce she has been old enough
to walk the bones of her legs and arms
have snapped at the slightest Jar or
Physicians say her bones luck sotno
element. They uro soft and spongy.
Fraud In ManlU Railroad.
Washington, Nov. 20. Extensive
frauds In the right of way department
of the Munilu Railroad company.
British corporation, has been reported
to the bureau of Insular affairs by tho
governor general of tho Philippines,
rho American government guaranteed
tho $30,000,000 bonds Issued to extend
RENEW PEACE TALK
Bulgarians andTurks Confer
Outside ichatalja Lines.
EATTALION BLOWN LP BY MINE
With Plenipotentiaries In Session
Servia Is Continuing Its Military
Preparations on Austrian Fron
tier Allies May Abandon
Claim to Adrianople.
Sofia. Nov. 'J!. The Bulgarian nnd
Turkish plenipotentiaries reassembled
ut the village of Baglitche. outside tile
l' h.italja lines, to discuss further the
terms of the proposed armistice.
A letter received from the front de
nies that there has not yet been nny
real assault by the Bulgarian besiegers
ui l he fortress of Adrianople. The
forts, it says, have been shelled and
- e of them captured by the allied
Servians and Bulgarians, who suffered
On one occasion Turkish fort was
apt tired, but shortly afterward the al
lies were compelled to evacuate It ow
ing to the heavy fire concentrated on It
by the Turkish guns.
On another occasion an entire Bulga
rian battalion was destroyed by the ex
plosion of n land mine, which was fired
by the Ottoman defenders.
Servia Still Preparing.
Belgrade. Nov. '!). The Servian war
otllce Is continuing its military prepa
rations on the Austrian frontier in
readiness for possible eventualities.
The government has received a denial
of the report that the Servian troops
had occupied the port of Durazzo, on
the Adriatic sea, according to the news
Premier Pachltch has decided
leave for Uskup, Macedonia.
Allies Make Concessions.
Constantinople. Nov. 20. A persist
ent report is current here that the Bul
garians have abandoned their claim to
the Turkish fortress of Adrianople.
Should this prove true it is thought
that the prospects of an understanding
being readied by the Turkish nnd Bul
garian plenipotentiaries during their
conferences at Baghtche will be great
ly improved and that an agreemeut Is
The foreign consuls at Adrianople re
port that lu spite of the bombardment
of the town by the Bulgarians no cas
ualties have occurred thus far omong
tlie foreign residents. The dispatch
came by wireless telegraphy, and it is
thought o have been sent at the re
quest of tho local authorities.
The foreign naval contingent recent
ly landed for the protection of foreign
residents nnd embassies in the Pera
district of Constantinople are being
gradually re-embarked on the war
ships. The commanders of the foreign
war vessels are of the opinion that the
danger to their nationals is diminish
RITCHIE LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPION
Wolgast Loses Title When He Fouls
In Sixteenth Round.
San Frnnelseo, Nov. 20. Through a
dense cloud of fog at Daly City wildly
excited throngs of fight fans carried
from the roped arena their first pugil
istic lightweight champion. Willie
Itltchio wns hoisted on the shoulders of
his supporters, and his victory wns so
unexpected thnt 7,000 spectators made
the hills echo with their exulting shouts.
With the sixteenth round having only
two seconds to go Chnmpion Wolgast
fouled Ititchle, nnd tho referee was
quick to raise the local lad's glove in
token of victory. The disqualification
came after Ititchle had floored Wol
gast twice. Whether the foul was In
tentional or npt was the themo of dis
cussion among thousands as they left
the areua. 'there was no question,
however, nbout tho foul. The fact Is
Wolgast delivered two low left band
punches to Ritchie's groin, nnd tho ac
tion of tho referee wus the only course
to pursue. Tom Jones, Wolgnst's man
ager, was angered nt tho decision and
declared It wus the rankest robbery.
Ititchle came up strong In tho fif
teenth and astonished the crowd by
outboxlng the champion. Ho lauded
some punishing stomach punches. Iu
the sixteenth Ititchle rushed Wolgast
und lauded n fierce right cross to the
Jaw, which sent Wolgast to tho ropes.
Again ititchle whipped his right across,
and Wolgnst went to the floor. Ho got
up groggy, and after another right to
the Jaw he delivered tbo two fouls that
cost him the light.
CANAL OPENS SEPT. 15, 1013.
Government Plans Celebration as First
Washington, Nov. 20. Tho Panama
canal will bo completed on Sept 25,
1013, und tho first ship will go through
on thut day. Plans are being mudo by
the government to celebrate the day,
both In honor of the opening of the
canal nnd the fact that it Is tho four
hundredth anniversary of tho discov
ery of tho Puclflc by Balboa.
Congressman John J. Fitzgerald and
nine other members of tho houso an
proprlatlous committee, who arrived
here on the steamship Cristobal from
Panama, where tbey had been to In
spect the work, gavo out tho informa
tion. All the members of his party
were tfithuslastic over the manner lu
which the work la being carried on.
STALKER AND B RAMAN.
(Special to The Citizen.)
Stalker and Braman, Nov. 27.
Grlppo nnd soro throat nro preval
ent hero nnd the schools nro closed
ns somo of tho teachers might havo
been exposed to smallpox at tho Jn
stltuto as somo ono was taken flick
with them who was attending. We
hear of no now enses.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Maurice
Kellam, n son, Nov. 1G, 1912.
1). M. Stalker moved a houso for
Leo and Frank Walker at Abrams-
vlllo last week.
Coo Young, Mrs. II. It. Stalker
and Uouben and Clyde Stalker are
repairing their barns and nutting
in additional cement floor base
ments. Frank Lawson is doing somo car
penter work nt Iookout.
Mr. Dleko spent Saturday and
Sundny at Nicholas Kelly's.
John Garrett from Susquehanna.
visited his mother, Mrs. Soda Wal
Mrs. Hnttle Sweezy camo last
Wednesday to spend tho winter with
her sister-in-law, Mrs. Ada Young.
Mr. and Mrs. Hocnan Colo attend
ed tho lnstituto at Ilonesdale.
Tho Braman L. A. S. will meet
with Mrs. Louis Haulier tho first
Thursday In Decomber.
(Special to The Citizen.)
Steeno, Nov. 27.
.Mrs. jonn .lenmns is visiting a
few days with friends at Wilkcs-
Mrs. Oscar Clarke and son Wil
liam, of Deposit, N. Y., are visiting
a week with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. E. Haley here.
Tho dinner and entertainment
held at the M. E. chapel at Pronip
ton last Thursday was a grand suc
cess as ono hundred and fifteen dol
lars was realized.
Mr. Arthur Is very busy butcher
ing for tho farmers in this section.
The Bobolink has gathered and
disposed of over three hundred
bushels of cider apples this fall.
Butcher Arthur has decided in
favor of John Short In butchering
tho heaviest yearling hog in this
section. The porker's weight was
Several of the farmers in this
section are carrying their potatoes
out of their cellars almost as fast
as they carried them In on account
J. W. Arnold will canvass Car
bondalo with his medical chest 'this
The Bobolink and imato received
last week by mail a handsome
bouquet of roses, carnations and
violets from Southern Pines, N. C,
from Mrs. Lenora Foster and moth
er, Mrs. F. Chapman.
(Special to The Citizen.)
South Canaan, Nov. 2S.
Quite a change in the weather
makes us think that Christmas is
Mr. and Mrs. Gadler of East Ca
naan, have sold their farm and mov
ed to Dunmore for the winter.
Mrs. Smith has moved to Way
mart; also Mr. and Mrs. Jay Reed
have moved to the same place.
S. W. Swingle, while driving his
horses Sunday, met an automobile
which frightened the horses and
Mr. Swingle was thrown out of
tho wagon, striking on a rock. It
has not been learned yet how badly
ho was hurt.
George Fielding and Mrs. Mary
Lamberton havo had their houses
painted which adds greatly to their
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Oakey and
daughter Itebah, are visiting rela
tives at this place.
Simon Enslen spent a few days
last week at Scranton.
A number of hunters are antici
pating on going to Pike county on
a hunting trip Monday.
W. J. Bono has painted his house
at Canaan. Ho is also erecting a
concrete grainery, engine houso and
Having sold 'my hotel property I
shall dispose of all household fur
niture and effects, consisting of
beds, tables, bar-room, dining room
and other chairs, dressers, stands,
toilet sets, parlor suits, setees, rugs,
carpets, ranges, mattresses, bedding,
cash register and all other things
contained in Hotel Denlson, former
ly Hotel Belvldere, Hawloy, Pa., be
ginning Wednesday, Dec. 4, 1912.
All goods are practically new and
in first-class condition, having been
In use less than two years.
Terms All sums of $10 and un-
dor, cash; all sums over $10 six
months credit with Judgment note
and approved security.
FRANK J. DENISON.
A. O. Blako, Auctioneer.
(Special to Tho Citizen.)
Hollistervlllo, Nov. 27.
A thirty-hour snow storm passed
over this section, leaving a depth of
snow from ten 'to twelve Inches.
Rev. A. It. Relchert held regular
services In tho M. P. church last
Sunday morning. His themo was
"Tho Ark of tho Christian."
Tho rovlvnl services in tho Baptist
church aro still in progress.
Mrs. Carrlo VanCarap stored her
household goods In tho tenent
house of George Mehno and moved
in with her sister, Miss Nellie Hol
llster. Herbert Relchert, who formerly
had a barber shop here, but at pres
ent employed at his trade In Ber
wick, Pa., roports that ho Is well
pleased with his new situation.
Frank Watrous and Leonard re
turned from their doer hunting trip,
but wo failed to see any venison.
Tho result of their trip was a fow
pheasants and rabbits.
Del. Brown, expects to commence
butchering for tho farmers this
week. Ho no doubt will bo a busy
man for tho next few months.
Rev. Relchert will preach at Pino
Grovo and Maple Lake next Sunday.
Tho Ladles' Aid of tho M. P.
church mot at the homo of Mrs.
Walter Quick this week. They ex
pect to havo a church Fair early In
tho Spring. Tho proceeds of the
same win bo used to repair the
church. Rev. and Mrs. Rolchort
have chargo of tho arrangements.
(Special to The Citizen.)
Milanvlllo, Nov. 28.
Mrs. D. II. Beach entertained a
largo company of ladies at dinner on
Wednesdny last. Tho proceeds from
tho dinner Is to bo used for buying
silver for tho Damascus Baptist
Mrs. W. D. Yerkes spent part of
last week -with Mrs. Volney Skinner.
Mrs. Cora Skinner spent Thurs
day with Mrs. Elmer Olvor at Da
mascus. Mr. and Mrs. Eugcno Carthusor
recently spent the day at Middle
town. Mr. Ay res and family who were
living in tho Hocker house, havo
moved to Carbondnle.
Miss Sue Hock well has returned
to Jersey City.
Miss Ella Story of Fosterdale, N.
Y., Is visiting her cousins, Mesdamcs
Connor and Nichols.
Mrs. M. L. Skinner spent tho week
past with her daughter, Miss Lorena
Skinner, at Wntervelt, N. Y.
School is closed owing to the
Miss May Boucher spent Thanks
giving in town.
(Mpeclnl to The Citizen.)
Indian Orchard, Nov. 27.
Mrs. Silsby, of Whito Mills, was
visiting friends at this place on
Mrs. May Richmond, who has been
spending several days with her sis
ter, Mrs. Howard Bishop, of East
Honesdalc, has returned home.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Swlt
zer, on Wednesday last, a son.
Mrs. Edward Outhlel and son
Clarence of Whlto Mills, were enter
tained on Thursday last at tho home
of the former's mother, Mrs. Rebecca
Leltwlck, of Brook Farm.
Several from here attended the
fireman's fair at Whlto Mills last
W. D. Buckingham and family
attended the supper at Grace church
at Ilonesdale on Thursday evening
A shed will soon bo erected at
Christ church; this will be a great
convenience for the owners of teams
who attend services at that church
Mrs. E. A. Nonnemacher, of
Swamp Brook, was a recent visitor
at tho homo of Mrs. R. Ham.
Mrs. W. H. Marshall and Mrs. J
W. Spry drove over to C. E. Neat's
of East Beachlake on Wednesday
last where they were royally enter
tained by Mr. Neal and his amiable
Mrs. Charles Reilm and two chil
dren of White Mills, were entertain
ed at the home of Mrs. Rebecca Left
A dozen or more automobiles will
be purchased during the early part
of the year by persons living at and
in the vicinity of Beachlake.
We are glad to learn that Chas
Spry and wife have purchased the
tsore building of William Ives of
Beachlake. It .is tho wish of their
many 'friends here that they may
meet with good success.
Mamie Schmidt, who has been
visiting friends in the vcinlty of Al
denville, has returned home.
Mr. and Mrs. J. "W. Spry had as
their guest recently their nephew,
Leslie Decker, of Ilonesdale.
Ledgedale, Nov. 28.
The L. A. S. of this place held
their last meeting with Rev. Treat.
Net proceeds, $3.55.
Mrs. Amanda Lockhardt, of Nich
olson, has returned home after visit
ing her daughter, Mrs. John Becker,
for tho past two weeks.
The social held at tho home of
Philip Krleger last Wednesday night
proved a success. Net proceeds,
Miss Mabel Wolff, of Greentown,
has been spending tho past week
with Poarl Martin.
Pnmn fn fhn Dinr
A m m W MM
UUIIIO IU lllu Ulg
now show a very completo assortment.
Ron thfi 1QH mrwlnl rnrfl rtrvnp fMitrnr Thin Blnlfh ! vnrT w.irm
sjiiii i 1 in iiiri.n 1 1 1 f innrn kopti
new style this season.
eri' inn n I r n nil f nncitiULi in win r
a an rwr nni r nrna ennrnii unna a ippot nnnn nn nn.iTT Rintis in
teaming and lumbering.
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nients to oarly buyers.
Everything for tho farm.
& VAC M
No Wntcr to freeze.
No weather too cold.
No weather too hot.
Less Gasoline. More Power.
lluvu yvu a?u wui nu ueiiwui jr 1.1 .
It's a dandy. Better look it over.
order right now.
Better times coming; help
Runabout and Maxwell Ilunubout.
Get in tho swim and own n car.
E. W. Gammell
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nceivB. i miiirtivin? n r rniR wrini
lukiuutru .yJ HKl UUIUU UUUr VIHLU
at tlio homo of William Martin.
Mr. and Mrs. Earl McKnobv.
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visiting at Mrs. John Becker-
uiiire uiuscupiii iimriii, aunu
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7:30; Sunday school at 12 M,
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ouuuu;, iveu. i. ouiniay scuooi
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Sermon by the Rev A. L. Whitta
uot r cue ii me uiseasea poruon oi
deafness, and that Is by constl
tlonal remedies. Deafness is ca
cd by an inflamed condition of
mucous lining oi mo ttusiacn
m..l ... .. .
you have a rumbling sound or
perfect hearing, and when It is
.t i.. i i . . .
and uuless the inflammation can
taken out and this tube restored
Its normal condition, hearing
be destroyed forever; nine cases
uk lcu uiv t:auat:u uy iuiuilll. v 11
In 1.... 1 I 111
of the mucous surfaces.
wn win crivn (in Hiinnrnn i
ed by catarrh) thnt cannot be cu
by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send
F. J. CHENEY & CO.,
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
i iitvH riij.ii m i' it 111 ii v riiih 1 1 1 1 i
S6.000 Farm for S4.5
i t i -i A. A I
Dn nf the host, farms in Wa
county, assessed at $6,000, will
sold for $4,500. Farm contains
nnmnr 1 n i rl t". A nf MtVttnli nun fllnl
ing i;u acres oi goou young gro
t i :i i" - t.nnti larni nni km. iu i mm
On R. D. Route. Telephone
nections. Located in Berlin to
$G,000. If sold Immediately vt
close tho deal at $4,500.
Kuy-U-A-Homo Realty Co.
Jndwin Building Honctidnlo,
Lato of South Canaan, Pa.
All persons indebted to said
tate are nounea to matte luiiuou
payment to the undersigned;
those having claims against the
duly attested, for settlement.
So. Canaan, Nov. 20, 1912.
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