The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, August 19, 1910, Image 1

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NO 06
Ray Ball, son of Engineer George
Ball of Westfall avenue, Susquehan
na, was almost Instantly killed short
ly before noon Tuesday whllo work-1
Ing on an electric light pole at the In
tersection of Franklin avenue nnd
Prospect street
There was trouble on the power
line and In company with Randolph
Harris young Ball was making the
necessary repairs. The trouble, It
Is said, was caused by a Bell tele
phone wire falling across a live j
power wire. When the trouble was ,
discovered Ball was sent up the pole J
to remove the dead wire. i
He had reached the top cross beam 1
and grabbed the telephone wire when j
those standing near saw a Hash and
Ball threw up his arms and tumbled
neauiong 10 tne ground, siriKing on
his shoulder and head. Bystanders
rushed to his assistance, while hurry
up calls were sent for medical as
sistance and in few moments Drs.
Washburn, Condon and Peck were
on the scene. They did all In their
power, but pronounced the case hope
less from the first.
Several times within a half hour
signs of life were detected and the
physicians worked diligently to re
suscitate the boy, but found their
task hopeless and within a half hour
pronounced the boy dead and order
ed him taken to Perrine's undertak
ing establishment. William Wilcox,
a farmer living in West Jackson, who
was there when the boy was pro
nounced dead, volunteered to take
him. He was accompanied by sever
al men..
In the opinion of the physjclans,
Ball was dead before he strucktho
ground, as the current that went
through Mm was said to be 2300
volts, or the full force of the power
that Is on during he day.
Just beforejie threw up his hands
and tJttaWedMpwnRandolph Harris
called to Ball to look but for" he
power wire, but he either did not
hear him or else was paying atten
tion to something else; at any rate, ,
he paid no attention to the warning!
and less than a minute he was on the
Ball was about 17 years old and!
had only been working for the com
pany a few months. When It was
seen Ball was dead, Randolph
Harris collapsed and had to be given
medical attention. He was taken to
his home on Broad avenue by Dr.
The body of young Ball was
brought to Honesdale on the 1.50
Erie train today and was taken In
charge by J. Sam Brown. Burial
will be In Glen Dyberry, where the
family owns a lot. Mr. and Mrs.
George Ball, the parent; of the un
fortunte young man, are well known
here, Mrs. Ball having been a Hones
dale woman. He leaves three broth
ers, Charles in the west and James
and Frank in Susquehanna. He was
born in Hawley and moved to Sus
quehanna when he was a boy and his
education was acquired In the schools
of that place. When his studies end
ed In June he went to work for the
telephone people and was proving
himself a faithful and competent em
ploye when the fatal accident came.
Mr. and Mrs. William Ball of Hones
dale, the former an uncle of the
young man, were in Susquehanna to
pass the Fourth with Mr. and Mrs.
George Ball and their family. At
that time Ray had just secured
his Job and was very happy at the
prospect of devoting all his time to a
calling In which he had always been
Interested. Mrs. Ball said today that
the tragic death of her husband's
nephew was a shock to herself and
to Mr. Ball.
Ik-atli of Mrs. Bur barn Smith.
Mrs. Barbara Smith ot Scranton,
nged 73 years, died of convulsions at
the home of her niece, Mrs. Jacob
Deraer, on River street Wednesday.
Mrs. Smith had been here on a visit
about a week and was taken sick
Monday. She Is survived by the fol
lowing children: Mrs. Peter Clark of
Susquehanna, Charles Smith of Prlce
burg and John Smith of Scranton.
Her body waa taken to Bcranton on
the 12.25 train Thursday for burial
Friday. Mrs. Jacob Demer and
daughter, Miss Molllo, accompanied
the body to Scranton. t
Hoy Pleads Guilty to Stoning Trains.
In the Juvenile court at Montrose,
Maurice Lleblg ot Lanesboro, charged
with malicious mischief, pleaded
guilty. Young Lleblg waa arrested
several weeks ago. charged with
throwing a lump of coal from an on
glne on which bo waa riding on the
Erie Jefforson branch through the
window of the station at Starrucca,
knocking the operator unconscious.
( Famous Scout Is at Last 3
S Reconciled With Wife. )
North Platte, Neb., Aug. 17. Colonel
William It Cody, Buffalo Bill, nnd hl3
wife have become reconciled. The
Codys have been estranged for n num
ber of years.
At Scout's Rest ranch, the Cody
homo near North Platte, It Is said that
when the show season Is over this
year, Colonel Cody will join his wife
and spend the winter with her In the
old home.
Lutheran People Nagged By Hood
lunis With Deer Dottles and Re
volvers. Rev. C. C. Miller of the Lutheran
church and County School Superin
tendent J. J. Koehler are very In
dignant today at the treatment a
party sqf that church's young people
received at a cliff party Wednesday
afternoon and evening. The church
people, numbering about 30, were as
saulted with beer bottles, besides be
ing subjected to a great deal of ugly
and Insulting language from a crowd
ot young rowdies that pllmbed the
cliff and at once set out to make
things hot for the party.,
One of the women, Mr. Miller snld
today, was struck In the back by a
bottle, half filled, the contents of
which ruined her waist. A few of the
toughs tired pistols in the air and
scared the women of the party pretty
"I was angry enough last night to
have gone before the 'Squire and
made a complaint," said Mr. Miller
today, "though I didn't know the
names of anybody In the crowd. Mr.
Koehler has some of the names and
lie, like myself, was angry enough
last night to have done something to
give those young men a lesson In de
cency that they need."
Mr. Koehler may make a com
plaint to Justice Smith today.
Not content with their antics on
the cliff, the assailing party lined up
on the bridge by the brewery and
put empty kegs In the path of the
Lutherans. When the latter reached
the bridge the hoodlums formed In
two companies, one In front and one
behind, and walked up Park street
to Main, where their molestations
ended. Mr. Miller says he thinks
it was a River street crowd for the
most part.
Scranton Has 'Em und They Show
How Jack Licked Jeff.
More than ordinary interest Is at
tached to the genuine JeffrleB and
Johnson fight pictures being exhibit
ed In Music ball, Scranton, as the
films show the white gladiator in his
every ring move, clearing many of
the stories about his condition, the
knockout, Rickard's Interference and
Johnson's real ability as a fighter.
The pictures are very clear and the
individual can follow every blow of
the fighters with perfect ease.
Johnson is the aggressor In nearly
every round, displaying dash and
confidence. Jeff seems to hesitate
where to land his blows and fallB to
make an apparent effect on his op
ponent. "Lanky Bob" Armstrong,
JeffrleB' big colored trainer, at pres
ent In Scranton, la easily discernible
In the pictures, holding a largo cov
ering over the white fighter between
the rounds. The pictures not only
present clearly the blows of every
round, but also give the spectators
Interesting vlowa of the trainers,
men known from country to country
In the fight game, Dig Tim Sullivan,
the governor of Colorado and other
Sullivan County Fair This Week.
The 31st annual exhibition of the
Sullivan County Agricultural society
opened Tuesday at tho fairgrounds in
Montlcello and Indications pointed
to the largest and most successful
fair the society has had in many
years. The racing entries are larg
er than ever before.
And Because of That Pre-emption
Trick Persons Who Got
Signatures of Five Foreigners
are Likely To Be Prosecuted
in Schuylkill County.
A dispatch from Pottsvllle says:
The Keystone party of Schuylkill
county has nominated live candidates
for olllce, three of these being Dem
ocrats and two Republicans.
Robert E. Lee, Democratic Con
gressional candidate, was unanimous
ly nominated for the same office on
the Keystone ticket. James Bren
nan of Mahanoy township and Wil
fred Donahue of Ashland were nom
inated for the legislature. They are
on the Democratic ticket for the same
offices. E. W. Kllngerman of Mc
Adoo and John Robert Jones of
Burglars Travel In Auto nnd Raid
Many Places.
A gang of burglars which, it is be
lieved, Is traveling through the coun
try by automobile, operated In three
villages in Sullivan county, N. V., in
two nights. Thursday night the bur
lars visited Liberty, where they ran
sacked the hardware store of Pier
son & Weber. They secured seven
revolvers, two rifles and several
hundred rounds of ammunition and j
other articles,
Friday night the gang descended
upon Ellenville, Ulster county, and
terrorized the place. They broke in
to the homes of Louis Engbergmen,
Patrick Honan, James McCartney, D.
C. Hardenburgh, Andrew Brown,
John Alford, Jacob M. Hornbeck,
David Schupp and William Denman,
and. attempted to, get Into other
places, j
The village Is thoroughly aroused
and everyone is arming In prepara
tion for another visit from the gang.
After leaving Ellenville the gang
went to Wurtsboro, Sullivan county,
15 miles away, and ransacked the
general store of Pulton & Holmes,
securing a large quantity of goods.
A New Problem In Mathematics.
M. E. Simons and Peter H. Iloff,
two bright members of the Wayne
county bar who are on opposite sides
of the political fence, had a vigorous
argument of a mathematical char
acter Wednesday morning while
waiting for the 10.30 mail.
"Mr. ." said Mr. Iloff, "has
more practice than any two lawyers
In this town."
"How so?" queried the district at
torney, who taught school quite a
spell before he studied law and has
a head for figures. "How can a man
have twice as much business as he
has himself? You should have said,
'More practice than any two outside
his office!' "
Mr. Iloff said he wouldn't stand
corrected. The layman close to the
elbows of both men said the problem
was an Impossible problem that
you might Just as well try to deter
mine the age of Ann. Ann, accord
ing to the originator of that famous
mathematical nightmare of 1904, was
either 12 years old or 10G her
creator confessed he couldn't tell
exactly which.
Just then the mall was up and the
SImons-lloff argument was adjourn
ed sine die.
Scrantou's Population Is 120,807.
Tho censuB figures for Scranton
confirm tho previous estimates and
It Is now a city of 129,867 popula
tion. All over the country cities are
eagerly watching tho federal census
ofilco at Washington. When Bridge
port, Conn., got word that it had
crossed the 100,000 mark and had
become the second city In the Nut
meg state the citizens got out can
non and celebrated with terrific sa
lutes. Syracuse Is rejoicing over a popu
lation of 137,000, which, counting
Dunmore a part of the city, leaves
It still 10,000 behind Scranton,
Pittsburg has had a phenomenal
growth In recent years, and yet Its
percentage of Increase Is but 18,
while Scranton's Is nearly 28,
Bt. Bernard Monastery.
At prweat the monastery of St.
Bernard coats about 1900 a year to
kep op. Tala money la partly col
beted in BwlUarisad and partly do
rtowd . from rwreatm at the xnon
atlo ordsr.
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Richmond
go to Bethlehem, N. H., in the White
Mountains, soon.
Schulyklll Haven, Republican nomi
nees for the Legislature, were in
dorsed. One legislative nomination
In the Fourth district was left open.
Lawyer William Wllhelm has been
authorized to bring criminal prosecu
tions against the persons who got
live foreigners to try to pre-empt the
name of the Keystone party In this
county. It Is charged that the signa
tures were secured in blank in ad
vance of the Keystone state conven
tion and the name of the party writ
ten In afterwards by politicians, who
hurried the papers to Harrisburg.
Keystone Crowd Uses Caution About
Congressional Candidates.
The endorsement of congressional
candidates by the Keystone party is
to be handled with the same motions
as a two-edged sword. A conference
was held between William H. Berry,
candidate for governor, and Eugene
C. Bonniwell, who Is to him as Da
mon to Pythias, in Philadelphia, and
they agreed it is a hazardous under
taking to handle the problem.
What they fear Is the tariff may
be injected into the state campaign
if congressional candidates are en-
dorsed without careful dlscrlmlna-
In Bradford county George W.
Klpp, the Democratic candidate for
congress, has been endorsed, but
there the fight Is on Candidate
Charles C. Pratt of the Republicans
Dlmock Canipmecting Ojicned Wed
- " iicsday.
The Dlmock campmeetlng opened
Wednesday for a week. The open
ing sermon was by the district super
intendent. Dr. H. C. McDermott of
West Plttston. Rev. Ward Piatt, D.
D., of Philadelphia will be the
speaker today. Dr. Piatt Is one of
the leaders of Methodism and a mag
netic and eloquent speaker.
The rate for board at the board
ing house on the campground will
be $5 for the eight days the camp
meeting is In progress, thus making
It a very attractive place for an out
ing. Dlmock campground, which is
in Susquehanna county, is now in
the Wllkes-Barre district of Wyo
ming conference and the meetings
come under the direction of the dis
trict superintendent, Dr. McDer
mott. May Do n Strike of Jermyn
Another glass cutter's strike Is
threatened. The members of that
craft employed by the Laurel Cut ,
Glass company of Jermyn met Tues
day In Edwards' hall to frame up a
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which they clnlm they have been do
ing at too small a nrlce.
They will send In tholr demands
for the price on the new pattern,
which if not granted will probably re
sult In the men walking out. Noth
ing was given out as the result of
the meeting.
Mayllehl Police Chief Arrested.
Chief of Police John Brady of May
field was arrested Tuesday by State
Troopers Emmet and O'Malley on a
charge of Intent to kill. Brady and
Morgan were quarreling In front of
Tampany's hotel when Brady pulled
a revolver and pointed it at Morgan.
Morgan grabbed the gun and gave It
a shove, and the gun went off. A
bullet struck his thumb and deflected
through the top part of his left ear.
Brady was taken before 'Squire Men
delson and furnished ball for a hear
ing. Rector Robbing Has Sense of Humor.
This from the Carbondale Parish
Leaflet shows Editor II. E. Robblns
knows how to wield the editorial
shears and the gum-stlckum and has
a well developed sense of humor:
"We clip the following for the ben
efit ot those who doubt the power of
the press: 'Owing to the overcrowd
ed condition of our columns, a num
ber ot births and deaths are un
avoidably postponed this week.' "
Rev. Mr. Robblns has some Hones
dale friends who will appreciate the
rector's humor.
Superintendent of County- Schools
J. J. Koehler and family are at home.
Part of their outing was passed la
Scott township.
Secretary of Agriculture Cele
brates Seventy-fifth Birthday.
Washington, Aug. 17. James Wil
son, secretary of agriculture, the long
distance record holder in point of serv
ice In a presidential cnbinct nnd tho
eldest cabinet olllcer In the present
administration, Is celebrating the seventy-fifth
anniversary of his birth on
his farm ot Trner, la. Officials In tho
department of agriculture Joined In n
telegram to the nged but active cabi
net olllcer congratulating him on his
record breaking achievements nnd ex
pressing the hope that he would con
tinue to break records Indefinitely.
Long-Time Resident of Beach Lake
Has Answered Final Call.
Daniel Olver, one ot the best known
men In this part of Wayne county,
died Tuesday afternoon at the home
of his son, J. Owen Olver, at Beach
lake. Mr. Olver, who was 81 years
old, had been poorly for a couple of
years, his trouble being heart dis
ease, and during the last two months
of his life he failed steadily and suf
fered severely, though he bore the
pain stoically' and made little com
plaint. Mr.' Olver was born In England.
His father, John Olver, was located
In Cornwall up to the time of his de
cision to sail for America with his
wife and 11 little children. On this
side of the water Mr. and Mrs. John
Olver had three more children, mak
ing a real Roosevelt family of 14.
Mrs. John Olver was Sarah Aunger,
like her husband a native of Eng
land. Tho Olvers moved to Beach Lake
I about 75 years ago. John Olver was
a farmer and lumberman,
about CO years ago.
He died
Daniel Olver, who sometimes wrote
his name Daniel N. Olver, though his
parents gavo him no middle nnme,
was a farmer and lumberman for
years and made both callings profit-'. sphere shot out Into deep left and
able. He was married 55 years ago -wo runs came in, while Shaffer
to Elizabeth Spry, daughter of Wil- sprinted around to third and held
Ham Spry, a well known resident of the bag. Then the umpire, who had
Beach lake. She died in 1905 and j called the hit fair, changed his de
Mr. Olver then went to live with his cislon and called Shaffer's hit a foul
son Owen. ual1, A wrangle ensued and White
About 20 years ago Mr. Olver dls-i Ms, completely disgusted, left the
posed of his lumbering Interests and Held.
devoted all his time to his farm. Supremo Archon Morris G. Co
Ho was a worker and provided gen
erously for the .good-sized family he retary Frank E. Plaltner of Baltl
reared at Beach lake. He leaves i more were on the grounds all day.
threo sons and four daughters. Tho
sons are J. Owen Olver of Beach lake
and Francis J. Olver and Thomas H.
Olver of Scranton. The daughters
are Anna, wife of Robert Davis of
Beach lake; Minnie, wife of Jacob
Reining of Beach lake; Eva, wife of
Albert Pierce of Pittsburg, and Ger
trude, wlfo of Jacob A. Hiller of
Mr. Olver was burled Wednesday
from tho F. M. church In Beach lake.
The pastor, Rev. S. V. McVey, con
ducted the services and commended
the upright life of Mr. Olver. Inter
ment was In Beach lake cemetery,
beside his wife and children. Wil
liam Olver, son of Daniel, died 17
years ago at Beach lake and was
burled there. He left a widow but
no children. Daniel, named for his
father, died at Beach lake seven years
ago, leaving a widow and two chil
dren. The bearers were Norman Ol
ver of Carbondale, David, Daniel,
William and Otto Olver of Beach
lake, and Herbert Hiller of Hones
dale, all grandsons. There are 33
grandchildren altogether.
J. J. Casey Agrees to Stand.
John J. Casey of Wllkes-Barre has
accepted tho nomination of the Key
stone party for secretary of internal
affairs. In a letter addressed to tho
officers ot the convention, Mr. Casey
says that he is not financially pre
pared to enter upon a campaign, but
Is In hearty accord with, the, move
ment and willing to go along. Tho
candidate finally accepts, with tho
remark that the nomination was a
call to arms that no patriot could
Tho Heptasophs of northeastern
Pennsylvania flocked to Lake Lodore
1100 strong Wednesday for their an
nual outing. They had a perfect day
nnd the crowd was very nearly If
not quite up to the expectations of
tho lodgemen. About COO came from
the valley, principally Wllkes-Barre
and Scranton, on a special train that
pulled up at the lake station at 10.30.
From White Mills, Hawley and
Honesdale the attendance was not
such a great deal smaller. At the
Mills 378 tickets were sold, at Haw
ley 52. Not so many got on the spec
ial train from Hawley when It got
to Honesdale at 9. 45. It must be
borne In mind that Honesdale lias
had to patronize the Merchants' day
picnic and the picnic of the Shoe
makers, botli big outpourings of peo
ple, ar well as contribute her mite
toward the throng at smaller outings.
Still, Honesdale was represented.
One of the first men to get on at
this station was a popular county of
ficial, a man fully as much at home
in White Mills as In Honesdale. He
was on a committee and he wore a
red and gold badge at least 12 Inches
The White Mills lodge has 151
members and is a strong organiza
tion for so small a place. The glass
factory village was pretty well de
populated Wednesday. Most every
body went with the Heptasophs to
the lake. Their band was in the
first car of the special, and both go
ing up and coming back it played the
right kind of music and made all the
brothers and their wives, daughters
and sweethearts believe It's one ot
the finest things on God's green
earth to be a Heptasoph.
At the lake there was plenty to
eat, plenty to see, and plenty to do.
The chutes hnd the aerial railway
did a steady business. The dancing
pavilion had all it could swing to
from 12 o'clock until 6. Tlie only
fizzle was the ball game.
The game would have been all
right If It hadn't been for the um
pire. He was virtually a player for
I Arcnuaiu. Heravorea the team
ifrom ovep tlle mountains every chance
he got, but in spite of all his efforts
White Mills held the opposing team
nicely and at the seventh inning the
score was a tie, neithor having sent
a runner across the plate. Then,
with a man on third and a man on
first, Shaffer, the White Mills catch
er, the man who put the ball away
over on the Erie tracks for a home
run in the last Honesdale game, came
to bat. The second ball was just over
the plate, between the knee and
shoulder, and Shaffer pelted it. The
hen of Pittsburg and Supreme Sec-
but thero was no speechmaklng. They
mixed with the crowd and had cor
dial words for everybody. District
Deputy W. L. Allen of Peckvllle had
charge of the games and had ar
ranged contests for men, women and
children. Lynott's orchestra of Car
bondnle furnished music for danc
ing. The ball game was advertised to
bo for $50. It Is not quite clear to
day which team, If either, is to get
the money. It may be divided
Tho White Mills men on the com
mittee of arrangements were James
Edsall, Fred Hertel and Fred Mlttan.
Don't Dodge In Front of Trains.
The Sullivan county Democrat has
the following to say about a bad
practice by no means confined to
Calllcoon or Sullivan county:
There are several men In town
who make a practice of crawling
under the passenger trains while they
areistandlng at the station. Some
day one ot these trains la going to
moye at the inopportune moment
and then the obsequies will be read
over the unfortunate. Another prac
tice which is equally aa foolhardy is
that ot crossing the track ahead ot
trains. One man In particular gen
erally walta at the Western hotel
until tho passenger trains get within
a hundred feet or so ot the crossing
and then runs across ahead ot them,
usually having fifteen or twenty feet
leeway. Wo are going to write the
obituaries ot all these people and
hare thorn ready for publication
when the "sad event" occurs.