The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, April 14, 1909, Image 2

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Memorial Services in the
Senators Grim, miller and James
Pay Tributes to the Memory
of their Fellow Member
The Kcsolutlons Adopted.
Immediately after the Invocation
of the chaplain In the 'State Senate
nt the morning session of Thursday,
March 25th, Senator Grim, of
Bucks County, offered the following
Whereas, G. Frank Rowland, a
member of the Senate of Pennsylva
nia for the Fourteenth Senatorial
District, has, during the Interim of
the present session of the Senate,
departed this life; and
Whereas, His services to his con
stituents and the State of Pennsyl
vania, entitle htm to commemora
tion by the members of this Senate;
therefore, be it
Resolved, That the Senate of Penn
sylvania hereby enter upon Its min
utes its appreciation of the services
of the late Senator Rowland, as a
member of this body. He was at
ail times esteemed for his fidelity
to duty and for the honest endeavor
which he brought to the solution of
questions of legislation submitted to
the Senate during the session of
1907; and
Resolved, That we hereby express
our sympathy to his family, and di
rect that a copy of this resolution,
properly attested, be communicated
with our respect to tho members of
his family.
A. G. DEWAliT,
After the reading of the resolu
tions Senator Grim paid the 'follow
ing eloquent tribute to the memory
of the late Senator for the 14th dls
trict, of which Wayne county is a
Mr. President. One week ago to
day we gathered here to pay a last
tribute to our late fellow member,
Senator Algernon Brooke Roberts,
and to-day we have met to pay our
public tribute of respect to another
fellow member who passed away
during his term of ofllce, the latter
Senator from Pike county, G. Frank
Rowland. The ravages of time and
death alike make great changes in
our ranks. A few days ago I looked
upon the picture which contains the
photographs of the members of the
Senate of one thousand nine hunu-
red and five. 1 noted the changes
and could scarcely realize that
thirty-live, or two-thirds, of the
members who sat with us in" the ses
sion before the last one, are with us
no longer, and that one-fifth of that
number have been called to their
reward. I venture the assertion
that at no other period in the his
tory of tho Commonwealth has there
such a great change been made with
in the short space of four years
With truth has It been said that
"Our days are like the shadow that
declineth. As for man, his days
are as the grass, as the flowers of
tho field so he perlsheth, for the
wind passeth over it and it Is gone,
and the place thereof shall know it
no more." We are accustomed to
look upon the Senate as a continu
ous body, in which few changes take
place. The Senate is a continuous
body, surrounded" by customs and
bulwarked by tne traditions of the
past. Wo glory In its seeming sta
billty, but the members thereof come
like the mountain streams in the
spring tide, and go like the flotsam
that Is swept over Niagara. The
ship of State rides on, but the sail
ors who man her are swept from
her decks, and new hands and new
faces pull the sails or turn the
wheel. Such fs the rule of our
Honorable George Frank Row
land was born In Rowland, Pike
county, Pennsylvania, September
seventh, ono thousand eight hundred
and fifty, where his father, Honor
able George 11. Rowland, .was then
and until tho time of his death, In
one thotisand eight hundred and
nlnety-flve, engaged In business as
merchant, lumberman and farmer
Ho was educated in the public
schools of his native village, at Fort
Edward Collegiate Institute, Fort
Edward, Now York, and Eastman's
College, Poughkeepsio, N. Y,
After completing his education, he
returned to his home and assisted
his father In the management of his
business until ono thousand eight
hundred nnd eighty-two, when he
located In Wllkes-Barre, Pa., but on
the recent death of his father, he
returned to his former home and
assumed the management of his
father's estate Here ho remained
until tho time of his death.
He was postmaster at Rowland
Pennsylvania, from ono thousand
eight hundred and seventy-two to
one thousand eight hundred and
eighty-two, and again from one
thousand eight hundred and ninety'
seven to ono thousand nine hundred
and four, having resigned both com'
missions because other business en
gagomonts demanded his whole at
Senator Rowland was all his mtv
principles, but intll the time of his
return to his former home, In Pike
county, in one thousand eight
hundred and nlnety-soven, his busi
ness engagements had been such as
to afford him little time to engage
In the active work of his party.
Soon after his return to his native
county, he became a worker in the
ranks of his party, and so efficient
wero his labors that in one thousand
eight hundred and ninety-nine he
was nominated and elected County
Treasurer of Pike county. In ono
thousand nine hundred and two and
one thousand nine hundred and
four he was nominated by the
Democracy of his county as their
choice for Congress, failing, how
ever, to receive the district nomi
nation. During his comparatively
short political career he was fre
quently called upon to serve his
party as a delegate to district and
state conventions, which service he
always performed cheerfully.
He was elected to tho Senate of
Pennsylvania from the Fourteenth
District in November, ono thousand
nine hundred and six, and served
during the session of one thousand
nine hundred and seven. He died
at his home, at Rowland, on Octo
ber second, one thousand nine
hundred and seven. Senator Row
land was never married, and at the
time of his death was living at the
Rowland homestead, with two un
married sisters.
It was my good fortune to know
Senator Rowland well. He was a
faithful and conscientious public
servant, and while he made no pre
tentions of being a leading member
of the Senate, he was a valued mem
ber of the minority, and had an
important part and mission In the
reform legislation of one thousand
nine hundred and seven. We all
loved him for his kindness of heart
and sympathetic nature. He never
was a fault finder, and never a word
of criticism did he pass upon his fel
low members. He was conscientious
at all times; he belonged to that
class of men who practice the pro
verb that "A soft answer turneth
away wrath;" a trait of character
that all of us could contemplate
with profit to one's peace of mind.
The world In these days of selfish
ness needs more of the "milk of hu
man kindness," and when we find a
man who has trained himself to
practice this virtue, we feel that the
world can ill afford to spare him.
"True worth Is In being, not seem
In doing each day that goes by
Some little good, not In the dream
Of great things to do by and by,
For whatever men say In their blind
And spite of the fancies of youth,
There's nothing so kingly as kind
And nothing so royal as truth."
Such a man was our fellow mem
ber, Senator Rowland. But his
work was ended suddenly; almost
In the twinkling of an eye, he was
beckoned across the River. He
answered the summons, and there,
safe within the mansions of eternal
bliss, far removed from the strife
and turmoil of this life he rests, we
hope. In peace.
Senator Miller, of Northampton,
and Senator James of Luzerne, fol
lowed with appropriate remarks in
which Senator Rowland's admirable
personal characteristics as well as
his official fidelity were warmly
The resolutions were then passed
unanimously, and the memorial ses
sion adjourned.
In hopes that every athlete will
read the following suggestions, they
are herein printed for their guid
First, before competing, or even
entering upon the course of train
ing necessary to compete in this
event safely, each athlete is ad
vised to have his heart examined.
Second, not only should the athlete
have his arms and body covered in
his practice, but he should likewise
wear a loose fitting pair of long
woolen trousers, and he should have
his feet well protected, by strong
soles, from the pebbles and hard
road, and thus avoid bruises.
While the man running feels
warm, his arms and shoulders being
exposed to tho cold air it is very
easy for him to contract rheuma
tism and colds, which will result
later in life in much pain and dis
The training should bo started
with long walks at a rapid gait with
frequent jogs, and the distance of
the Jog should be gradually In
creased until by the 15 of May every
contestant can safely Jog at about
two-thirds his best speed the full
course of five miles without great
inconvenience. He should be es
pecially sure to cover up warmly af
ter his work, and after his heart
and lungs have resumed their nor
mal rhythm, and his temperature
has become normal, to be rubbed
down In a warm room, free from
draughts, after which he should rest
In bed warmly covered up for at
least an nour.
Slnco the race Is to be in the af
ternoon, tho best time to train for
this race Is at that hour.
Tobacco and alcohol should be
avoided, as no man can get In his
best condition and partake of these
things; especially is this true of the
young athlete who has not formed
the habit of depending upon these
Four times around the Central
Park is a mile.
Entries should be made as soon
The efforts of Secretary of Agri
culture Crltcntield, State Vetorlnary;
W. C. Norton, of this county; Rep
resentative E. E. Jones, of Susque
hanna, and a number of legislators
and officials who have been work
ing hard for a State fair bill - have
been rewarded by the reporting from
the Appropriation Committee of a
bill to start the project going. It
provides for an appropriation of
$25,000, which Is about one-tenth
of the amount asked for.
-Three years ago a farmer In
Lebanon township, whose buildings
were Insured In the Wayne Co.
Farmer's Mutual, had a barn struck
by. lightning. The loss was not
great, but upon being assessed on
the basis of full repairs to the
roof, was promptly paid by the com
pany. The farmer took his money
and made his own repairs, saving
a trifle by doing a rather superficial
Job, which a neighbor told him
would prove a poor investment In
case of a high wind. The latter's
foresight was singularly verified on
Wednesday last, when tho tornado
which passed over this section, strip
ped about half of the entire roof
away, Involving a loss much greater
than the original damage, and
against which there Is no Insurance.
Following are some additional
facts In connection with the life of
Joshua D. Legg, formerly of Long
Eddy, whose death was noted In a
recent issue of the Citizen: He, died
at the Masonic Home In Utica,
where he went through the recom
mendation of Delaware Lodge of
Calllcoon about two years ago. Mr.
Legg was about 70 years of age. In
early years he was a school teach
er in this county, and later engaged
In various other pursuits. For
years he was an assessor in the
town of Freemont and as such was
the leader in a long legal fight
against the Erie railroad, which ob
jected to the valuation placed upon
Its property In Freemont. Legg fi
nally won the fight for the town.
He was postmaster at Long Eddy
under Cleveland's first admlnlstra
tion. Surviving are a wife and one
or two children. In his declining
years Mr. Legg wrote an interesting
history of the town of Freemont,
but it was 'never published.
The Scranton Times, having
been queried as to when the first
telegraphic train order was used,
furnishes the following reply, which
will be of special nlterest to the old
timers who used to Journey up the
Hudson to Piermont before they
could take the Erie for Turners,
Goshen and other points as far west
as Port Jervis. The date given by
the Times, 1846, is two years earlier
than the writer got his first glimpse
of the great Erie enterprise, when
the cut for the track was being made
at Narrowsbu'rg. The Times says:
" The telegraph was first used for
handling trains by the Erie Rail
road, and the first train order was
issued In 1846 at Turner, N. Y., a
station on that railway. The New
York & Erie Railroad, whose east
ern terminal at that time was at
Piermont, N. Y., on the Hudson
River, had a telegraph wire running
Into several of Its most Important
stations which was known as the
"Ezra Cornell line." This tele
graph line was built on a highway
paralleling the Erie Railroad, and
as a matter of convenience the rail
road company's agents attended to
the commercial telegraph business,
One day Charles Mlnot, then general
superintendent of the New York &
Erie Railroad, was going west on
train No. 1, which was scheduled
to meet train No. 2, east-bound, at
Turner, N. Y. After waiting nearly
an hour at Turner for train No. 2,
Mr. Mlnot stepped Into the tele'
graph ofllce and requested the oper
a'tor to call up Goshen, N. Y., and
ask tho operator If train No. 2 had
passed there. On receiving a neg
ative reply, Mr. Minot sent the fol
lowing telegram to the Erie Rail
road agent at Goshen: "Hold all
trains bound east until I arrive
there on train No. 1. Do you un
derstand? Answer." In a few
minutes a reply was. received from
the agent at Goshen, saying: "I un
derstand I am to hold all east
bound trains at Goshen until you
arrive here on train No. 1, and will
qo so." Mr. Mlnot then wrote out
an order to the conductor and en
gineer of train No. 1 at Turner as
follows: "Run to Goshen regardless
of train No. 2," signed Charles
Minot, general superintendent. The
engineer of train No. 1 refused to
do it until Mr. Minot said he would
ride on the engine with him. The
run was made with safety, and with
in a few days thereafter the 31 and
32 orders were regularly establish
ed on the Erie and quickly followed
by other roads."
Trials of the Poot.
I'd sing you a song about, childhood,
life's Joyous and garlanded time, but
I'm weary of ringing In "wlldwood,"
and there's no other word that will
rhyme. I'd warble of bright, sunny
fountains, where water and music are
blent, but I'd have to lug in a few
mountains or my lines wouldn't fit
worth a cent I'd sing of a life on the
billows, where tho dolphins and flying
fish race, but I'd have to say some
thing of willows, which would hare
nothing to do with the case. I'd sing
of the moonbeams that quiver, like
gems on the water at night, but I'd
have to quote onions and liver to make
the verse twitter all right Emporia
For 10 Days at
$12. for $ 8.00
$18. for $16.00
$ 8. for $ 4.50
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world. It is not safe in these days of hold-ups and robberies to
have money lying around idle in your home or pocket. It is safe
in tho bank where it works for you day and night.
The modern burglar proof safe and vault of this bank afford the greatest
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E. C.
W. F.
Vice President.
joklg, ninr,
II. II. ELY, M. I).
Late of l'aupack township, deceased.
T1h unripi-sdmi'd. nn auditor annotated to
renort distribution ot snld estate, will attend
to the duties othls appointment, on
FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 1909.
at 10 o'clock, a. his offlco in the borough
of Honcsdale. at which time and place all
claims against said est nte must be presented,
or recourse to the tund tor distribution will
ue lost. ..
K. M. KAUIUK, AUdltOr.
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II . 8. SALMON. OAsmicn
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