The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, June 23, 1909, Image 3

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Graduation Exercises
Honesdale High School
(Continued from Page 2.)
history, can that be without
cause? No. The shadow of an
enormous right hand rests on
Waterloo. It is the day of Des
tiny. A power which above man
controlled that day. Hence, the
loss of mind In dismay; all these
great souls yielding up their
swords. Those who had con
quered Europe fell to the
ground, having nothing more to
say or do, feeling a terrible
presence In the darkness. Hoc
erat in fatis. That day, the
perspective of the human race
changed. Waterloo is the hinge
of the nineteenth century. The
disappearance of the great man
was necessary for the advent of
the great century. One to whom
there Is no reply, took it in
charge. The panic of heroes
is explained. I-n the battle of
Waterloo, there is more than a
cloud, there is a meter. God
passed over it.
I3y Faith Clark.
Every age has had the repre
sentative genius. The long
line of incongrous figures
stretching away to where at. its
foot, one discerns the shadowy
outlines of a Grecian goddess is
forgotten along with the past,
to whose atmosphere they owe
their creation. But the twenti
eth century has created a gen
ius, which will' remain more
brilllnntly carved upon the an
nals of history at the end of ten
centuries than were any or its
predecessors at the very hour
of their birth. It is the embodl-
' ment of the best of these, yet
by the domination of one qual
ity utterly different. A winged
Mercury it is, seated in the car
of the nation; tense hands
gripping the wheel of progress,
searching eyes peering straight
along the llylng course. A tre
mendous rush of wind smothers
every detail; the great wheel,
and above, the determined pro
lile of the driver clear cut as a
cameo, alone rise from out the
chaos. Some day a master
hand will paint such a picture,
and beneath it write its title,
'The God of Speed."
And speed it is. that charact
erizes every achievement of to
dav. It is not the question now
how much will this thing
cost? but, how quickly can this
thing bo accomplished? Un
disputably, the plodding toil of
generation after generation has
made possible the elimination
of the first question, but it is to
our credit that we take advant
age of that thoroughly laid
foundation, and show our ap
preciation by seizing the op- .
portunity of utilizing our herit
age. Hut this spirit does not
pervade the business world
alone; tinder its influence old
sports have taken on new as
pects and others have materializ
ed to meet the exigencies of the
moment. The new order of
things is particularly noticeable
in the theatre. Shakespeare
has had his day; a new class of
plays has tome to reign; plays
dealing with problems of cur
rent interest; plays dealing with
music and clever comedy, to
which men go to be amused
not taught. This Is an ago when
to decide in haste is absolutely
Imperative, when to hesitate for
a second is very often fatal.
To carry out this principle re
, quires a greater strength of
character than the average in
dividual has in the past, been
blest with. To merely exist in
this day and generation Is not
less difflcult than to make a
name a hundred years ago, yet
the problem holds no fears for
modern man because he has
been especially fashioned for
just such a life as he is bound
to live.
With the new era has come
a man who is the very counter
part of the century's genius. It
is a question whether he made
the period, or the period made
him, so repeatedly has he prov
en himself equal to any occasion.
He devotes himself as strenuous
ly to riding, tennis, and cross
country walks as to problems of
international importance. The
land will have lost a man of
unlimited energy and ability
whose height of popularity will
not soon be equalled when they
lose Theodore Roosevejt.
Like every age, this has not
escaped criticism. Perhaps it
does not meet the Ideals of those
who view it from an esthetic
standpoint, but to those who
view It from a business-like
standpoint, the twentieth cen
tury seems but the beginning of
an Augustan age that will
startle history.
By Coe Lemnltzer.
Fellow Classmates: The life
of a student may well be com
pared with a summer day. The
early part of the morning, Im
pressing us with its gorgeous
beauty and light-hearted happi
ness may be likened to our
school career with its Joyful
course of events. The bustling
splendor of midday with its
struggles, victories and defeats
represents our untried future.
We may Imagine ourselves
standing upon the bank of a
swift river on a bright summer
day, with the sun standing near
the zenith. All morning we
have lingered on the grassy
banks enchanted by the charms
of nature and the music of
wakening day. At noon we
must launch a boat into this
stream and during a greater part
of the afternoon we must strug
gle against its current until we
enter the clear tranquility of the
lake of success. We feel that
our morning has been a most
successful and productive one,
but we hope that our midday
will be much more so, when we
reap the fruits of our education.
We must resist the same tempta
tions, confront the same vexa
tions that have arisen before
those who have preceded us,
but wo must oppose them un
flinchingly, as we have faced
and conquered our earlier trials
few and trivial as they have
been. As in the past we have
learned that labor conquers all,
let us apply this motto to the
ambitions and undertakings of
our future. The man or woman
who shirks duty in early life can
never succeed but he who, when
defeat stares him in the face,
has the grit to put the last par
ticle of strength into the final
test Is the one who invariably
climbs highest on the ladder of
This is an hour of mingled
emotions, as we cast off the
name of high school students
for one of a more worldly char
acter. We arc happy to have
completed our labors and sad
to leave those who have ever
aided in decreasing their dlfli
culty. As a class our career has
not been as spectacular as others
but our record has been onn of
steady progress and honorable
attainment. Wo have made the
best of our opportunities while
in school, let us do so while bat
tling against the world. In the
surging stream of life, where no
guiding hand is stretched out
to lift us from defeat, we will
then appreciate the aid and pati
ence of anr teachers and close
friends, which wo have regarded
as so matter of fact while in
school. But above till, the close
fellowship that we have enjoyed
will bo sorely lacking in the fu
ture; the bond of friendship that
unites school associates although
never completely severed must
nevertheless become somewhat
disconnected. The affectionate
relations existing between us
and our teachers must bo con
cluded as a new class will take
our place next year, but it will
always be pleasant to remember
that we have considered them
not only as our instructors and
counsellors but as most resource
ful and kindly friends.
To them and to our ever-attentive
principal, in behalf of
the class of ISJOW. I extend a
fond farewell, may their lives
be benefited and brightened as
they have always succeeded in
strengtuoning and brightening
ours; may they ever regard us
as friends in the true sense of
the word, friends who owe them
the best wishes for the future,
and many thanks for the favors
so liberally shown to them in
the past. To the members of
the school board who have so
carefully guided our Alma JIater
we convey our heartiest thanks,
may their successful management
continue indefinitely, so that
the Honesdale High school may
flourish and prosper as it has
during our of school life.
And lastly to you, who have
been my constant associates, I
extend a good-bye greeting;
never were happier hours enjoy
ed than those spent with you
and I am sure that we will ever
fondly cherish the pleasant mem
ories sown and harvested in the
best period of our careers. I
wish you all the success and joy
that life can bring. Remember
your motto, "Labor omnia vin
cit," and you are sure of as
consummate a success as you
have experienced in the past.
Again I bid you, one and all,
a most sincere farewell.
Rnilroad Commission Makes First
Report on Number of Fatalities.
Harrlsburg, Pa., June 19th. The
llrst compilation of data regarding
accidents to persons on the electric
lines of Pennsylvania has been
completed by the State Railroad
Commission and shows that In the
first quarter of this year 37 per
sons were killed and 765 injured.
Of the killed six were children, two
under 5 years of age, and of the
injured 56 were under 15 years of
age, the greatest number being
those between 0 and 12 yearB of
The figures show that of those
killed but three were passengers
and four employees. Twelve were
trespassers, six persons were struck
while riding In vehicles and twelve
persons were struck at crossings.
The injured figures, however, show
that 443 passengers were hurt to
31 employees, 15 trespassers and
135 pedestrians on highways. The
number of those hurt while riding
In other vehicles was 104.
The figures are taken from the
reports of forty-four trolley com
panies. The Philadelphia Rapid Transit
Company Bhows 8 persons killed
and 230 hurt. Its fatalities were
1 passenger and 1 employee, 4
pedestrians and 2 persons driving.
Over one-half of its accidents or
116, were to passengers, 10 to em
ployees, C to trespassers, 52 to
pedestrians and 46 to persons in
The Pittsburg Railways Company
has the largest showing of injuries
In the State, there being no less
than 311, but Its number of fatali
ties, Is but three, while the West
Penn Company shows six ,flve of
which were trespassers. Two of
the accidents on the Pittsburg lines
were to pedestrians and one to a
driver. On the other hand no less
than 216 passengers were hurt to
eight employees and five trespas
sers. Forty-nine people in the
streets were hit and thirty-three
who were driving.
The Pittsburg and Butler Com
pany also has three fatalities, all
to employees and the York Railways
Company two, both persons in a
The Harrlsburg, Johnstown,
Scranton, Reading, Easton, Potts
vllle and Jefferson systems have one
fatality each, being either a tres
passer on the tracks or a person
'struck on a highway.
The Chester Traction shows twen
ty persons, twelve of them passen
gers, hurt; Altoona and Logan Val-
ley, sixteen; Conestoga Traction,
operating in Lancaster county,
thirteen; Philadelphia and Chester,
ten; United Traction of Reading,
twelve; Wilkcs-Barre and Wyoming,
thirty-two, and York, fifteen, mostly
The Italian Who Mimlered His Wife
To He Hauled in Scranton.
The Board of Pardons has refused
to interfere in the death sentence
passed by the local courts upon
Xcholas De Mazio, the Old Forgo
murderer, who on July 7 last, shot
to death his child-wife.
De Mazio was found guilty of the
crime last October, alter receiving
one of the fairest trials ever accord
ed a man in this commonwealth. He
was sentenced to be nanged by
Judge Edwards and Governor Stu
art fixed the day for the execution
as July 2U, between the hours of 10
a. m. and 3 p. m. His attorney, M.
J. Martin, who defended him and
put up the insanity defense, carried
tho case to the' Supreme Court in
an effort to get a new trial, lie
then took the case to the board of
pardons and that body refused to In
terfere with the sentence of the
Tile murder for which De Mazio
was convicted, was one of the most
brutal in the history of tho county.
Ho had married a girl barely sixteen
years of ago, and at the same time
had a wife in Italy. It was brought
out at the trial that from tho time
he married tho girl lie had heaped
all kinds of abuse upon her, and had
kept her locked up in the house.
His father, who resided with him,
was, it is alleged, instrumental in
tills abuse, and the girl lived in a
living hell.
On the day of the murder she left
his home and went to the home of
her sister. The father went to the
place where De Mazio was engaged
with a gang of men on the public
streets and told him. The murderer
stopped work and went homo, se
cured a revolver and then went in
search of his wife. He entreated
her to go home, but she refused.
De Mazio then went to the olllce of
an alderman and tried to secure a
warrant for her arrest on a trumped
up charge of larceny. Failing in
this, he returned to the home of the
girl's sister again, and while her
back was turned and he was affec
tionately stroking her hair, he shot
her three times. He then escaped
to his home and was taken a few
hours later by the borough police.
At the time he seemed to have a
full realization of the enormity of his
crime and stated that he knew he
would get the rope.
At the county jail, where he was
remanded for trial, he took on a
sullen attitude and would speak to
no one. Finally the court appoint
ed attorneys to defend him and then
the Insanity plea was trumped up.
Three physicians were called by the
defense to prove that he was suffer
ing from dementia praecox, a form
of Insanity brought on by an injury
he received by falling from a mul
berry tree In Italy when he was a
boy. Tho commonwealth, to rebut
this, obtained tho testimony of Drs.
Gunster, Whelau, Dolan and Mc
Grath, who declared from their ob
servation of De Mazlo he was sane
at the time ho committed the crime
and Is sane now. Drs. Lynch, Long
street and De Antonla were the phy
sicians who testified for the de
fense. The jury could not believe the
story of tho defense and returned
a verdict after but a few hours de
liberation. Last week Attorney Martin, In
arguing the case before the Board
of Pardons, took occasion to attack
the standing of some of the doctors
of the commonwealth. He Bald Dr.
Gunster was a Joke, as far as being
an expert on insanity was concerned,
and that Dr. Dolan was an expert
only in Traction company cases.
District Attorney O'Brien, however,
opposed the argument for a pardon
and in summing up the case he de
clared that not only was De Mazlo
guilty of murderbut he was a big
amist and the crime was one of the
most heinous in the history of the
The death warrant was read to De
Mazlo by Sheriff Calpln one day last
week and the condemned man show
ed no concern about It. Prepara
tions are being made for the execu
tion, which takes place In the coun
ty Jail at Scranton. James Van
Hlse, the Jersey hangman who chok
ed Carclo Into eternity, will In all
probability preside at the hanging.
He has a specially built scaffold for
the work, and Instead of springing a
trap and letting the victim through,
he Jerks them into the air. In this
way, It is said, that the neck is
broken either by the first lift or by
the drop.
Me Mazlo, however, is very much
unconcerned over his fate and there
will be little danger of him breaking
down, as did Curcio.
Answer One Written Question
Each Week For Fifty-Two
Weeks and Win a Prize.
June 27th, 1909.
(Copyright. 1009, by Rev. T. S. Unscott, D.D.)
Temperance Lesson. Rom. xlll:
Golden Text Put yo on the Lord
Jesus Christ Rom. xlll:14.
Verse 8. Is it always sinful to go
Into debt, when you have no visible
means of paying It?
Is it right, or wrong, to go Into debt
when you havo nothing to pay with,
If your creditor knows your circum
stances? Is a business man who has honestly
failed in business and given up all he
has to his creditors, under moral ob
ligation to pay the balance of tho
Sebt, if he makes enough money to do
so out of future business?
Under modern business conditions,
and the law of love and righteousness,
when wholesalers sell on time, or give
an adequate discount for cash to re
tailers, why are not tho debts of an
honest bankrupt retailer, tho legiti
mate loss of his creditors In common
with himself?
Wherein consists the folly and sin
of a wage-earner In constant work,
getting Into debt?
Is It the duty of everybody to lovo
everybody, the bad and the good, ene
mies and friends?
What is the advantage of loving
everybody, to ourselves, and to those
whom we lovo?
Verses 9-10 Give reasons, outside
sf 'the Bible, that will cover all clr
sumstances, why It Is always wrong to
disobey these five moral prohibitions.
(This question must be answered In
writing by members of the club.)
Must all such acts, as are here for
bidden, contravene the law of love to
make them sinful; for example. If
you had to kill a man who was about
to kill one of your loved ones, would
that be sinful?
Can an act bo wrong that works
out for the good of all parties?
Verses 11-12 If you knew you had
to die inside of a month, what effect
would that have upon your intentions
and actions, so far as God is con
cerned; and it it would change these
In the least, does that not provo that
you are now living wrong and are in
Most people are morally and spirit
ually asleep, and many are far Into
the night; what are the conditions
which should suddenly startle such
Into full consciousness, as to their
danger, and their duty?
Verso 13 How is it that the night
Is the time selected for so many bad
Should a man ever do a thing which
he is ashamed for his best friends and
neighbors to know?
Does tho popular conscience gener
ally, or always represent God's attl-
Itude to a thing; or are there some
I things God may be pleased with which
I the community would condemn as
wrong, or vice versa?
' How Is ft that barroonjs are gener
j ally screened off from thE public gaze?
I Why is it a crime for a man to get
Why do most drunkards get drunk
In the night, or away from public
Does the drink habit generally lead
to the other four grave evils mention
ed in verse thirteen?
Verse 14 What is the sure remedy
for the drink habit, and all kindred
evils of the flesh?
Does putting on Jesus, always
mean putting on strength so wo can
control all tho passions of the body,
and the ambitions of the soul?
Lesson for Sunday, July 4th, 1909,
Paul's Second Missionary Journey
Antioch to Phlllppl. Acts xv:30 to
Ancient Knowledge.
Tho Greek, Eratosthenes, 250 B.
C, taught the doctrine of the ro
tundity of the earth, and tho ideas
of the sphere, its poles, axis, the
equator, arctic and antarctic circles,
equinoctial points and the solstices
were quite generally entertained by
the wise men of that time. There
were plenty of men in Rome, there
fore, who were prepared to talk
about the earth as a sphere and to
make globes Illustrating their idea.
Gold is nearly twice as heavy as
silver; thus a cubic foot of the for
mer weighs 1,210 pounds, and the
same quantity of the latter 665
Albert T. Patrick has lost again
In his fight for freedom, the Ap
pellate Division of Brooklyn hav
ing by unanimous .voice decided
that his conviction and life sent
ence for the murder of . William
Marsh Rice were lawful. Counsel
for Patrick, however announce
that the court will be asked to per
mit an appeal from its decision and
that if this is denied the case will
be carried to the United States Su
preme court.
In the records of criminal Juris
prudence in America there is no
parallel to tho case of Patrick,
whose fight for freedom ,has extend
ed over nine years and has been
marked by a variety of legal ex
pedients surprising even to old
practitioners at the criminal bar.
The long running fight with the
tcchnlcaltles of the law has been
the more unique from the fact that
the defendant 'has In the main been
his own counsel, directing his case
from behind prison bars with an
adroit persistence that has excited
the admiration of many. Seven
times was the date of execution set,
but Patrick never lost heart.
Following his conviction in the
Court of General Sessions before
Recorder Goff, Patrick made a mo
tion for a new trial, but this motion
was denied. He then carried the
case up to Albany, where the Court
of Appeals sustained the judgment
of the trial court. Still Patrick was
not discouraged. Tho battle was
waged through tho United States
courts as well as the state courts.
Then tho case took the form of
petitions to the late Governor Hlg
glns to commute Patrick's sentence,
and on December 20, 1906, the
sentence was commuted to life
imprisonment. Patrick was not
satisfied. Ho was taken before tho
Appellate Division of the Second
Department where he argued his
own case, alleging that Governor
Higglns had no right to commute
a death sentence to one of life im
prisonment. The latest decision is against this
novel plea, but Patrick still feels
that he has a chance for freedom,
and a new move may be expected
at any time.
The Pckin Poor Relation.
"You are pushing me too hard,"
said Wu Ting Fang to a reporter 1::
San Francisco who was Interviewing
him. "You are taking advantage of
mo. You are like tho Pekin ponr
"One day ho met the head of his
family in tho street.
" 'Come and dine with us to
night,' the mandarin saU rraciously.
" 'Thank you,' said the poor rela
tion. 'But wouldn't to-morrow
nignt do Just as well?'
" 'Yes, certain. But where are
you dining to-night?', asked the man
darin curiously.
" 'At your house. You see, your
estimable wife was good enough to
give me to-night's Invitation. "
Origin of the Charivari.
The charivari and missile throwing
Indulged In by friends on the de
parture of the wedded twain is a
good-humored counterfeit of the
armed protest made by the relatives
of old when a brlde-snatcher came
among them.
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Advertising seems to be an art
yet to be discovered by some peo
ple. That Is, the practical part of
It. A constant stream of water
from one or more fire engines will
soon extinguish or got under con
trol a very large lire, while a few
buckets of water, dashed on hero
and there, have little or no effect.
The modern Are department is
practical, and has outgrown tho
bucket system, and so with modern
advertising plenty of it, used in a
practical, common sense and judi
cious manner, pays. If you want
to catch a certain kind of fish you
use a certain kind of bait. Not all
people respond to every advertise
ment. The newspaper Is a med
ium Indispensable to tho majority
of advertisers, because of Its wide
and repeating circulation. As a
promoter of trade and profit news
paper advertising is no longer an
open question; that Is, when done
in a practical and Intelligent man
ner, and pays because of Its ef
fectiveness and cheapness.
The latest In the line of a freak
relay race is the proposition to
throw a baseball from Chicago to
New York, the same passing through
the hands of some 30,000 men and
boys stationed 180 feet apart, to seo
how long it will take. It Is believ
ed that it can bo done between sun
rise and sundown of one long day In
July, but It Is Important that no boy
shall drop the ball, as time would
be lost in picking it up.
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Jackets and Cloaks for cool day and
storm wear. 45U
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Menner & Co's Store,
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this store no other store can 1
Honesdale, Pa.
An advertisement in tho Easlo costs
little, but brliiL's larire results, because
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