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HONBSDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1910.
Senator Allds Faces Gharges
In N. Y. Legislature.
CONGER PRESENT AS ACCUSER
Backs Up His Assertion That Re
publican Leader Took $1,000
For Holding Up Bridge
Albany, N. V.. Feb. S. The Investi
gation of the sensational charges of
Senator Benn Conger against Senator
Jotliani P. Allds. the Republican ma
jority leader, opened today, with the
senate sitting In judgment as commit
tee of the whole.
At the request of Superintendent of
Buildings Cahlll the chief of police
had a platoon of men on duty to
guard the senate galleries and keep
the crowd of spectators In order.
Senator Conger and Senator Allds
were both present, with their counsel,
and the former backed up his accusa
tion that on April 'Si. 1001. Senator
Allds received In Conger's presence at
the eapitol here ?1AKJ0. which he had
demanded as a bribe to hold up bridge
Perhaps Senator Conger's face was
11 half shade paler than usual as the
voice of Senate Clerk GleaNon was
heard reciting the words that indicat
ed the investigation had actually be
gun. Perhaps the demeanor of Uncle
Jo Allds was a trifle less buoyant and
assertive, as he realized that at last
the time had come when he was to be
put through a test that would concern
Ills good standing among his fellow
men for all time. Hut that was all.
There was the same calm, determined
net to the Allds jaws; there was the
name steady glow In Conger's eyes.
Senator Allds talks with a twang.
Ho Insisted again today that "those
fellows ain't got me," but that he
.ou!dn't discuss the reasons that
prompted this -very Arm conclusion.
"Pin leaving It all to my counsel,"
The record book kept by the clerk of
the committee on iuternal afTaira of
the assembly of 1001 was found tuck
ed away in a cubbyhole in the assem
bly library and was produced at the
Inquiry. This is the book which coun
el for Senator Conger made so much
fuss about last week, Insinuating It
had been stolen by friends of Senator
The Conger side claimed today that
as a result of a mandamus granted by
Supremo Court Justice Chester they
have got access to records of the for
est, llsh and game department show
ing that Allds while a member of the
legislature received more than 17,000
from the state us an attorney.
Also they claim that they will show
these fees to be exorliitant and the
payment 111 advised and extravagant
on the part of the state.
The friends of Allds in denying the
truth of these claims argue also that
there Is no chance of bringing uny
such facts, if they exist, before the
senate at the inquiry, because they do
not relate to the actual charges.
Whether or not such collateral mat
ter can be brought out and got In the
record of the proceedings through
skillful .cross examination of witnesses
remains to be seen.
Another charge that will be attempt--d
to. be brought out against Allds is
that "Allds because of his hold on the
forestry board appropriated a large
tract of Adirondack land on which lie
has 'squatted' and for years has main
tained one of tho most perfectly ap
pointed camps In that region."
Allds as attorney for the state, it Is
said, passed upon the titles of lands
which the Itaquette Falls company
bought or H'jld to the state. The Con
ger evidence alleges that ill November,
HK)S, while Whipple was forestry, llsh
and game commissioner nnd Speaker
James W. Wadsworth and Comptrol
ler Martin Glynn acted as members of
the forest purchasing board, tho Ra
quette Land company forced upon the
state 8,001 acres, actually worth about
1T cents an acre, for $7.ur an acre.
The Itaquette company got $ir,000 for
property appraised at loss than $15,
O00, thus making a proilt of about
As chairman of the somite commit
tee on nuance Allds, It Is charged, or
dered tho appropriation made to poy
the Itaquette company the 115,000.
Tho Conger attorneys will try to show
the Itaquette company could get three
times tho price for tho same character
of land tfiat any 'other corporation or
In 1001, It Is alleged, Assemblyman
William It. Harris of Hamilton county
sold to the state 0,4'.7 acres of land at
?G1, &!,'!. Allds, then chairman of the
assembly committee on ways and
means, was also special counsel for
tho Woodruff-Mlddleton.Babcock for
estry board. Woodruff and his associ
ates selected the land. Allds as coun
tiel nassed uuou the title.
; LITERARY CONTEST!
MISS HARRIET ARNOLD, HONESDALE'S RECITA TIONIST, ALSO CAPTURES
PRIZE FOR HER SCHOOL-LYRIC THEATRE CROWDED-OVER THIRTEEN
HUNDRED PEOPLE WITNESSED THE EXERCISES
CARBONDALE WILL ENTERTAIN THE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS NEXT YEAR
MISS GRACE HANLAN
One of Honesdale's Popular Contest
ants in the Contest.
"' Honcsdale was invaded on Friday
afternoon by two strong detachments
of students, one coming from Dun
more, and tho other from Carbon
dale. They were armed with flags,
horns and an inexustible amount
of yells, which they emitted from
time to time. They were received at
the Union depot by the students of
our High school, and the mingled
yells of the three bodies reminded
our people of "Old Home Week,"
when Mayor Kuhbach lifted the lid,
and allowed everybody to use their
lung power to their utmost ability.
The Dunmoro and Carbondale contlng
ents were imilamed with the Idea
that they were destined to wallop
each other and down Honcsdale in
a three-cornered battle for literary
honors. The three schools formed
In battle array and marched to the
High school, which they soon took
possession of; they then charged on
tho breastworks of Fort Luncheon
which had been hastily constructed
of sandwiches of all descriptions,
coffee, tea, baked beans, cakes and
other eatables furnished by tho good
people of Honesdale. Havoc was
soon made of these, everybody tak
ing an active part in the destruc
tion. Flushed with victory, all hands
took possession of tho auditorium
and gymnasium, where this gastrono
mic victory was celebrated with
dancing and a general good tlmo un
til 7:30 p. m. when again the forces
of tho three schools were marshalled
and marched to the Lyric theatre
where three gladiators from each
school were to battle for the honors
of literary supremacy.
Tho theatre was packed from dome
to pit, with a erowd of enthusiastic
scholars and their friends, while
tho stage, upon which tho struggle
was to take place, had over
four hundred young people, mem
bers of the different schools.
Principal Oday was chairman, a"nd
is to bo congratulated on the excel
lent order he maintained during tho
evening. His remarks at tho open
ing wore very fow as arrangements
had been made by the visitors to go
home on tho special trains which
wero awaiting them. Mr. Oday's
request that applause bo given only
by tho hands was vory emphatically
pronounced and obeyed.
The Essayists wero Miss Huth
Burschol of Dunmoro, Miss Margaret
Murrln of Cnrbondale, nnd Miss
Grace Hanlan of Honesdale. Their
subject being "Pennsylvania In Mu
sic." Tho Declalmers wero Eugeno Pay
ton of Dunmoro, Charles Mnrkle of
Honesdale, and Raymond Bellamy
of Carbondalo. Tho declamation wna
"Spartacus to tho Gladiators."
The Reciters wero Miss Harriot
Arnold, Honcsdale; Miss Marie Sea
men, Carbondalo; and Miss Helen
Miller, Dunmoro. Tho recitation was
"Do Qulncy's Deed" by Homor
The honors went to those whose
names are mentioned first In their
respectlvo parts, Dunmoro winning
two, Honesdnlo victor in one, while
Carbondalo, received nono of the
first honors, her representatives ac
quitted themselves splendidly. Dur
ing the evening the chorus of 300
700 STUDENTS PRESENT
Much Credit is Due Prof. H. A.
Oday lor His Untiring Ef
forts to Make This
Contest a Great
Dunmore High School Declaraatlon
ist and Prize Winner.
voices sang "Pennsylvania" and also
"The Banner of tho Sea," the latter
a production of Homer Greene, our
townsman, who was present and re
ceived quite an ovation, as applause
rang out for his "Banner of the Sea."
The judges wore Prof. Ronald P.
Gleason, of the Technical High
School, Scranton; Supt. J. Edward
Banta, of the Binghamton schools;
and Miss Catherine E. Regan, of
the Mansfield State Normal School.
The following essay was given by 1
Miss Hanlan In the Literary Contest. I
Although Miss Hnnlan did not win
she proved herself master of the
great subject "Pennsylvania in I
ALL sublime or beautiful music
is the expression of noble
thoughts which have found con
ception in the minds of men and
women of genius. The old mast
ers, who have given to the world j
compositions unequalled In beau- ;
ty nnd purity by any other works
of art, have, through their pro
ductions, expressed emotions nnd
feelings that could not have been
represented by cither poetry or
painting. By the simple strains
of some soft melody a musician
Is able to transport us to tho
realms of childhood. He carries
our memories back to days of the
greatest joy; to times of tho deep
est sorrow. He weaves about his
auditors a mnglc spoil; transform
ing them, as if by a fairy's
wand, until they feel that they
have been uplifted Into some
sphere far beyond tho scopo of
human vision. Just as Beethov
en translated the gleaming rays
of tho moonlight Into a beautiful
sonata for a poor blind girl, so all
talented musicians interpret for
us the poetry of music. To illus
trate the extent of Pennsylvania's
contribution towurd those elevat
ing influence let ub briefly men
tion tho moro prominent of our
musical authors and artists, with
such reference to their accom
plishments as tho occasion may
Hugh A. Clark, ono of tho best
known living authorities on har
mony, notwithstanding his Cana
dian birth, may bo claimed as an
essential Pennsylvanlan, slnco his
greatest succoss was achieved In
the city of Philadelphia. At an
early ago he doveloped n marked
musical talent; this gift recolved
duo cultivation from excellent
teachers. Although ho composed
an oratorio and soveral choruses
which wero well received by tho
public, his fnmo lias been largely
the result of his vast knowledge of
tho fundamental principles of mu
sic. Clark Is celebrated not only
through his own efforts, but also
by tho success of his pupils.
Foremost among these ranks W.
W. Gilchrist, whoso compositions,
"Autumn Dreaming" and 'An
Ode to the Sun," aro among tho
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MISS HARRIET ARNOLD
The Young Lady Who Won the Prize
best examples of the American
music of the present day. Close
ly associated with Clark Is Gilbert
Reynolds Combs, the founder of
Tho Broad Street Conservatory.
Born In Philadelphia, he has spent
hU entire life in that city, with
the' exception of a few years
abroad, during which time he was
Instructed In his art by the most
competent masters. His most
Important work Is his "Dramatic
Symphony," the excellence of
winch bears ample testimony to
his merits as a composer.
While these men have deserved
and won public recognition
through the composition of mimic
according to certain fixed rules.
other musicians have achieved dis
tinction by producing beautiful
melodies which had their founda
tion in dcep emotion, and hence,
aro enshrined in the hearts of the
people. Among this number is
Stephen Collins Foster, the com
poser of the famous Amorican
folk-songs, "My Old Kentucky
Home," "Old Folks at Home,"
and "Old Black Joo." Septimus
Winner, another eminent Penn
sylvanlan, may be placed in this
class, since his chief compositions,
"Listen to the Mocklng-Bird" nnd
"What is Home Without a Moth
er?" have attained wide-spread
popularity, Tho celebrated little
theme, "I Love Thee," which can
not be excelled in harmony and
sweetness, originated in the brain
of Adolph Martin Foorster, a na
tive of Pittsburg and one of the
most gifted of the modern song
writers. These simple airs written from
tho heart aro Indeed beautiful,
hut it is to Ethelbert Nevin that
we are Indebted for melodies
which will live through the ages
and gain laurels for the already
famous Keystone State. He was
born In Edgoworth, Pennsylvania,
and studied music under distin
guished teachers both at homo
nnd abroad. His two most fam
ous productions, "Narcissus" and
tho "Rosary," aro considered
masterpieces by tho best musical
critics. Chief among Novln's con
temporaries Is Constantino Von
Sternberg, a celebrated composer
and pianist, whoso early llfo was
spent In Europe, where ho was
educated under tho direction of
Rolnlcke, Brondol, Rlchtor, and
other noted teachers. He made
frequent concert tours through
Russia and Germany nnd nt length
settled In Philadelphia, whore ho
now conducts the Stornborg school
of Music. Ills best known com
positions aro "Dansos cosaque"
and "A Fantasle."
The representation of their
emotions in some material form
has been the chief aim of these
composers. It Is, however, the
concert artists who lntorpret for
us tho thoughts which wero In
tended to bo conveyed by their
productions. Among tho illustri
ous Pennsylvanlans who have be
come famous In concert work,
Gustav Hllle, a skilled violinist, Is
considered ono of tho most talent
ed. In addition to tho renown
which he has acquired as a solo-
1st ho has also won distinction
through his concertos and songs.
David nisphnm, tho Impersonator,
Thomas a'Beckct, tho blind or
ganist, nnd others of almost equal
rank nnd celebrity, have, by their
excellent Interpretations of some
of the most beautiful themes, be
come well-known to all lovers of
music. The orchestras and chor
uses of Phlndclphln, Pittsburg and
Scranton arc well worthy of men
tion as they occupy a prominent
position In tho musical history of
tho Quaker State. Under the
skillful direction of Carl Pohllg,
Emll Paur, and John T. Watkins
these societies now rank second
to none and have succcssfully
competed with talented represen
tatives from all parts of the x
Thus wo see that the develop
ment of this, the most beautiful
of all the arts, has been the laud
able ambition of gifted men and
women, who were born or spent
their most productive years In
Pennsylvania. They have striven
to produce and interpret compos
itions which would Inspire their
fellow-men to grander thoughts
and higher ideals, and at the pres
ent time the Quaker State can
boast of some of the greatest
composers, concert artists, song
writers, and harmonists that over
lived on the Western Continent.
Let us from the facts presented
draw hope and inspiration for
the future in the confident belief
that our state will ever keep her
position in the foremost ranks
of the musical world.
The large audience all joined in
singing "Banner of the Sea" which
we print below.
"THE BANNER OF THE SEA.
(Written by Homer Greene.)
By wind and wave the sailor brave
To shores of ev'ry sea;
But, never yet have seamen met or
Grim death for victory.
In braver mood than they who died
On drifting decks, in ocean's tide,
While cheering ev'ry sailor's pride,
The Banner of the Free!
While cheering ev'ry sailor's pride.
The Banner of the Free!
The Banner of tho Free!
The Banner of the Free!
While cheering ev'ry sailor's pride,
The Banner of the Free!
While cheering ev'ry sailor's pride,
The Banner of the Free!
Columbia's men were they who then
Not knights nor kings of old;
But brighter far their laurels are
Or coronet of gold.
Our sailor true, of any crew,
Would give the last long breath he
To cheer the old red, white and blue,
The Banner of the Bold!
With hearts of oak, thro' storm and
smoke and flame,
Columbia's seamen long
Have bravely fought and nobly
wrought that shame
Might never dull their song
They sing the country of the free.
The glory of the rolling sea, "
Tho starry (lag of liberty,
Tho Banner of the Strong!
Our Hag we cheer, that never fear
On any wave with thee,
Thou ship of state whoso timbers
Tho homo of liberty;
For, so, our gallant Yankee tars,
Of daring deeds and honored scars,
Will make tho Banner of tho Stars
Tho Banner of tho Sea!
MISS HELEN MILLER
Representative of Dunmoro In Reci
(Continued on Page Four.)
Additional Local nml Personal.
Neal HUler spent Saturday and
Sunday In Waymart.
Frank Farnham Is spending a
few days In New York City on busi
ness. O. M. Spettlgue Is in New York
City attending the Hardware Men's
Miss Ruth Kcllar, of Wllkcs-Bar-re,
was the guest of Miss Hattle Ar
nold on Saturday and Sunday.
Supt. Koehler left yesterday morn
ing for Harrlsburg to attend the
County Superintendents' Convention.
Mrs. Henry Wilson Is seriously
ill. Her sister, Mrs. Trieblo, of Nan
tlcoke, has been caring for her since
Miss Jessie Williams returnea to
her home in Carbondalo Saturday
after visiting her friend, Miss Be3sle
Miss Alice Walters has returned
form a Scranton hospital where she
has been for' some time having her
Miss Alice Kimble left for her
home in Carbondale yesterday after
noon after spending a few days with
Miss Laura Van Horn of East Ex
John Golden, formerly or
this place, paid his many friends here
a visit last week. Mr. Golden has
signed to play the outfield with
Northampton, Mass., this season and
without doubt will stand well up in
the ranks of fielders and batters as
he has always been a hard hitter.
Mr. T. Y. Boyd, Manager or the
Consolidated Telephone Company at
this plnce, reports an agreement be
tween the Big Eddy. Western Sulli
van, Delaware Sullivan, and Lake
Huntington, and the Consolidated
telephone companies to make a five
cent toll rate on messages for each
exchange that they pass over.
At a joint meeting of committees
from the Baptist. Presbyterian and
Methodist churches, held at the
Methodist parsonage Monday even
ing, it was decided to begin Union,,
services on Wednesday evening, '
Feb. 23rd. Tho meeting's will begin
In the Baptist church and will be
changed from week to week to other
churches. The services will be con
ducted by the pastors. The follow
ing committees were appointed:
Executive The pastors, and Messrs.
Penwarden, Holmes and Mltchel; fi
nance Messrs. Simons, Ward and
Trask; Music Messrs. Bodie, Dib
ble and Mltchel.
There can be no question as to the
need of these meetings, and with tue
earnest support of the Christian
people of tho community their suc
cess will be assured.
LEGAL HOLIDAY MUDDLE.
The Attorney General Must Decide
A new muddle has arisen under
the recently adopted constitutional
amendments. The net of 1S97 names
a number of legal holidays, includ
ing the "Third Tuesday of Febru
ary, election day," but tho amend
ments to tho constitution have abol
ished the February elections after
Bankers all over tho state aro In
quiring whether they must continue
to close their banks on tho third
Tuesday of February. It may be
necessary to pass an act of the leg
islature specially abolishing the leg
al holiday of that date. There is
no question about the right of sa
loons to keep open as tho law re
quires that they close only on days
when elections aro held.
SWITCHMEN FAVOR STEIKE.
Votes of Northwestern Road's Employ
ees Are Against Arbitration,
Chicago, Feb. s. - Switchmen em
ployed on Chic ago railroads, who were
refused an advance In wages, have
voted by an almost overwhelming ma
jority their dislike for arbitration. This
Is construed to mean that the men will
The roads from which returns have
been recolved were the Northwestern,
Burlington and the Illinois Central.
By almost a full vote the switchmen
on these systems signified their wish
to strike rather than submit their
wage controversy to the hands of ar
bitrators under tho Erdinan law.
ONLY ONE NEGATIVE VOTE.
Senator Hoyburn Alone Voted Not to
Loan Tents to Confederate Veterans.
Washington, Feb. S. A revival of the
sectional strife of civil war days was
heard in the senate when the bill
came up authorizing the war depart
ment to loan tents to the Confederate
veterans for their annual encampment
Senator Heyburn of Idaho bitterly
opposed the resolution and condemned
the plan to place Robert E. Lee's
statuo in Statuary hall at tho eapitol.
The resolution was passed, Mr. II ey
buru's being the only vote in the negative.