The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, September 21, 1910, Image 1

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St. John's Catholic church has
heen undergoing repairs and changes
since early last fall. The interior
has heen beautifully painted and
decorated with many beautiful paint
ings and pictures, which virtually
transform the whole Interior so peo
ple most familiar with Its former ap
pearance would hardly recognize 1,
as the same edifice. The entrance
has been changed and made more
convenient and In keeping with the
archltectual structure of the church
Sunday, the day fixed for the re
opening of the church, had been
looked forward to by the congrega
tion and their friends and adjoining
towns as one of unusual Interest.
Right Kev. M. J. Hoban, bishop of
Scranton, came to Honesdale on the
morning train to participate in the
ceremonies. Many other church dig
nitaries of the diocese were present,
Including the venerable vlcar-gen-eral
of the diocese. Rev. Monslgnor
Coffey, pastor of St. Rose's parish,
Carbondale, one of the largest and
most important in the diocese.
The exercises commenced at 10.30
a. m with a solemn mass, at which
Rev J V. Moylan, former assistant
of St John's, now of St. Francis
church, Xauticoke, was celebrant.
Rev Thomas Croghan of Holy Cross
church, Scranton, was deacon.
Father Croghan was born In Hones
dale and his presence was much ap
preciated by hundreds of his friends
who attended the mass. Rev.
Thomas II. Jordan, another assistant
of St. John's, who will be remember
ed as having delivered one of the
most brilliant baccalaureate sermons
the Honesdale High school has ever
had, in 1909 at St. John's church,
acted as sub-deacon. Rev. C. A.
McHugh, also one of the assistant
priests at St. John's a few years
ago, now at St. Paul's church, Scran
ton, acted as master of ceremonies.
There were many other priests in
the sanctuary, including Rev. Hugh
Geragherty of. St. Thomas church,
Dickson, "Rev.' Henry Burke, pastor
of the Hawley church,- and Rev.
Gauengius Hayden, C. P., assistant
to the bishop,' Rev. Thomas Lynch
of Avoca and Rev. M. S. Fagen of
Rev. James A. Malone, rector of
the Cathedral parish, Scranton,
preached the sermon, In the course
of which he took occasion to call at
tention to some of the benefits
achieved by the Catholic church In
the past. He predicted that its in
lluence in the future would be great
er that it would undoubtedly be
called upon to shield not only its
own members but society in general
from many of the evils now threat
ening our institutions. His sermon
was full of wholesome thought and
suggestions and will undoubtedly In
fluence his hearers and enable them
to see more clearly the evils which
ho pointed out and the remedies
suggested by him.
At the close of the mass Bishop
Hoban. dressed in the robes of his
high ecclesiastical office, addressed
the large audience briefly. He said
the church edifice, beautiful as it
was, was a mere figure of what the
heart of man should be. Ho called
attention to the want of consclen
tious and honest motives on the part
of people generally. He said the de
scendants of Clio pilgrims were grad
ually becoming removed from the
stern, honest .convictions of their
forefathers. He said the church had
a great mission to perform and should
stand as a bulwark against the en
croachments of socialism, anarchy
and other evils that besot society.
During the mass a large number
of electric lights were turned on,
which brought out moro clearly the
beauty and perfection of the deco
rations In the church, which, togeth
er with the rich robes of the partici
pants of the mass, presented a plct-
uro that rarely Is surpassed.
At - In the afternoon Bishop Ho
ban administered the sacrament of
confirmation to a largo class of girls
and boys. At these services the
bishop again addressed the largo au
dience sent, which entirely filled the
church, on the naturo and Import
ance of confirmation, which made
them more truo and perfect and
stronger in their efforts to carry out
fully the obligations resting on them
and to perform the duties they owe
to God, to their neighbors and to
Tho exercises in the evening con
sisted of benediction of tho blessed
sacrament by Rev. M. S. Fagan, pas
tor of the church at Hazelton. Fath
er Fagan spoke forcibly and pre
sented many thoughtful suggestions.
He dwelt somewhat on tho achieve
ments of the Catholic church as an
historical Institution. Ho dwelt also
on tho great suffering endured by
tho early Christians, which was In
flicted on them by Pagan Rome dur
ing the early ages of Christianity.
Father Fagan's sermon was heard
with deep attention and it thorough
ly interested his hearers, being
scholarly and delivered in a stylo
of oratory which drew many favor
able comments.
To people unfamiliar with Catholic
ceremonies It may seem somewhat
difficult to understand tho meaning
of many of tho things done, but to
those familiar with tho rituals every
(Continued on Pago Eight.)
News Snanshots 1110 ium froln Kurole r prominent Americans was an event of tho week. George J. Gould and his family and James Gor-
don Bennett were nmong the number landing nt New York. Commander in Chief Samuel Vnn Sant of the G. A. K. is to ho
Of the Week succeeded by another to bo chosen nt tho national encampment at Atlantic City soon. Former Lord Mnyor of London Sir
William Troloar is visiting tho United States. Captain Dow of the Mnurctunln raced his giant vessel across the Atlantic for
n now record. Governor Stublm of Kansas has called a meeting of governors and mayors to consider freight rates. President Woodrow Wilson of Prince
ton will lead New Jersey Democrats In race for governor. Mary Maimerlng. the actress. Is recoverinu from an operation In a New York hospital.
Matthews H. Heusel, who was ar
rested and locked up that rainy Sat
urday a fortnight ago to await ex
amination as to his sanity, on Fri
day was declared Insane by Dr.
Louis B. Nielsen, Attorney W. H.
Lee and T. H. Menner, the commit
tee that sat on his case. Heusel will
be sent to Danville.
For some time Heusel has been
acting and talking queerly. Every
body he met noticed that. He went
td the House of a man In Honesdale
who for some time has been a .pub
lic charge and asked him what lie
had done with all his (Heusel's)
property. He was told the, property,
a matter of $11,000, had been gob
bled by a Wayne county manufac
turer who vowed he wouldn't give it
up for love nor money. Then Heusel
commenced to camp on the trail of
the manufacturer In supposed pos
session of the imaginary $11,000.
He also paid visit after visit to the
counsel of the $11,000 . man and
bothered the lawyer with his morn
ing, noon and night visits to demand
his "property." The lawyer got
sick of this and started the lunacy
proceedings ' that have led to the
putting away of Heusel.
In the jail Heusel acted as strange
ly as ho had acted out of jail. He
did not talk so much about the $11,
000 clause of his troubles, but he
got an idea Into his head that the
Black Hand fraternity was after him
that a couple of thugs In the pay
of the society to assassinate people
got into his cell one night and came
near bumping him off. He told
Sheriff Braman about the Black
Hand visit. Tho sheriff tried to
laugh him out of it. He only wast
ed his time.
At the hearing before the com
mission Heusel said he was well
treated at the jail. He said tho
sheriff gave him enough to eat and
"Does tho shorlff give you plonty
to drink?" was one question.
"Sure," was tho answer. "He sets
up the beer three times a day."
Soon after this answer the com
mission decided their man was not
exactly right In the head and so
Texas Tax Collector William A.
Sluman put In what ho vows was an
extra busy day at White Mills Satur
day. Ho was too much occupied,
he says, to sound tho local sentiment
on his favorlto scheme, tho annexa
tion of Honesdalo to Texas and the
creation of Greater Texas instead of
Greater Honesdale. Ho did not say
whether ho found time to urge his re
puted boom for the desirable office
of prothonotary. either.
Twelve able-bodied citizens of
Honesdale descended upon the fire
committee of the Carbondale coun
cil and a committee of the Hendricks
Hook and Ladder company at Car
bondale city hall Monday afternoon
and before the Interview ended
Honesdafe had secured an option of
the Hendricks proper.ty extinguish
ers, horses, ladders and everything
which is in the market simply be
cause the council and Mayor A. L.
Sahm cannot agree on certain points
in city government.
The Honesdale delegation was
strong enough, politically, physical
ly and other ways, to 'get anything
the borough wanted. It was" headed
by tho Mayor, who early In the day
had expected to take with him to
Carbondale only Councilmen George
W. Penwarden and Wyman W.
Kimble and Chief Engineer John M.
Lyons and Secretary Frank W.
Schuerholz of Protection No. 3. At
the last minute seven more men wore
easily procured to take the automo
bubble ride over the Moosics. Three
councilmen went, four officers of the
fire company, one member of Hose
company No. 1, and four other men
who, though not councilmen or lire
men, were taken along for ballast.
Barn of Mrs. lioic Go Up in
Flames Sunday Night.
CHERRY RIDGE, Sept. 20. Two
barns belonging to "Mrs. Sarah Rose,
wife of John Rose, burned Sunday
night shortly after 1 1 o'clock. With
them Into ashes went 25 tons of hay
and a lot of grain and farming Im
plements. Mrs. Rose says the loss will go
close to $2,500. She was insured
for $1150 in the Wayne County
Farmers' Mutual.
The lire, Mr. Rose is pretty cer
tain, was an Imendiary fire. It may
have been stnrtod by tramps or some
evilly dlsposod person, but whoever
did the job left no clue of any con
sequence behind.
Mr. Rose had two horses and 18
cows out at pasture. No stock what
soever was In the barn. All the win
tor's stock of feed except some corn
fodder was burned.
This is the second barn destroyed
by fire in Cherry Ridgo this fall. The
barn of Mrs. Frances Ronear wont
up In flames a fortnight ngo and a
young driving horse worth $200 or
wore was burned, but the Bonear
fire was not set, Mrs. Bonear and
the neighbors believe. Tho lire
started at 7 o'clock and tho structure
was across the road from the house,
In plain sight from tho front win
dows. -County fair Oct. 3, 4, D, and C.
Three cars were used, and here is
the complete roster of the 'party:
John Kuhbach, Walter Fowler,
Wyman W. Kimble, Thomas J. Can
avan, John M. Lyons, Harry Oday,
William B. Roadknlght, Frank W.
Schuerholz, Eugene H. Courtright
(handy with the Chinaman's auto
mobile), Harry .Freeman, Charles A.
Emery, Herman Myers.
The apparatus of the Hendricks
company was looked over and the
three horses two of them are bays,
the other a roan were hitched up
and driven.
,"I never saw a prettier team of
flrjJcrses," -said lhe Mayor. Most
of -his companions agreed.
When the 12 "good men and true"
got back to Honesdale Monday night
they said they had had a pleasant
outing and the Mayor, acting as
spokesman, press agent and so on,
admitted Honesdale had secured an
option on the Hendricks property.
"We won't give out the figures
just yet," said he, "but they are
The stuff cost $4,500. It can bo
bought, horses and all, for $2,100,
the Mayor said last week. The talk
around town last night was that
Honesdalo had offered $2,000 flat.
Call on Mr. Swartz at Ariel and Get
Even Hundred.
LAKE ARIEL, Sept. 20. Chicken
thieves arranging pilgrimages out
Lake Ariel way had better stop, look
and listen before they get Into a
tight corner. Every male person old
enough and strong enough to handle
a shotgun is ready for the oncom of thieves, and all have on hand
nmir 'initlon for more than one
The wholesale manner in which
people have been purchasing llre
an's, gunpowder and shot is for the
P'irpose of taking an active hand in
any further attempt to rob them of
their fowlB.
G. W. Swartz of tho Wide Awake
Po. ltry farm, breeder of tho famous
Lako Ariel and Phoebe Snow, who
won the Scranton Times cup tho last
poultry show for tho tlnest bird on
exhibition, discovered 100 of his
choicest fowls had disappeared dur
ing the night.
Air. Swartz Isn't tho only victim
of thieves, although ho Is tho heavi
est loser. Forty-sovon birds of Eu
sone Quinton, 12 owned by George
Tistel. and 18 belonging to Roscoe
Conkllu also left mysteriously. Now
a community of interests has heen
formed with shotguns as tho char
ter of tho organization.
- The last social and dance In tho
Texas No. 4 flrehouso cleared $20.
NEW YORK, Sept. 20. Neither
alimony nor counsel fee will be re
ceived by Mrs. Sadie Levy in the
suit for divorce brought by Dr.
Isaac Levy of One Hundred and
Eleventh street and Lenox avenue,
Manhattan. Supreme Court Justice
Putnam so decided in Brooklyn, but
gave no reason for denying the ap
plication. Mrs. Levy is known on the vaude
ville stage as Josephine Davis and
her husband intimates her fondness
for the stage caused Jthem to part.
They were married five years ago.
After two years, the doctor alleges,
his wife told him her love for bjm
was not sufficiently strong to over
come her yearning for the footlights.
She said she must go Into vaudeville
The plaintiff asserts he wrote his
wife frequently after she left, asking
her to return, but she refused.
Finally, Dr. Levy says, he heard
statements about his wife that led
him to change the tenor of his let
ters. He informed her she was
about to be made defendant In a suit
for absolute divorce.
"Then my wife replied," Dr. Levy
says, "stating she had heen untrue
to me and advising me to get a di
vorce. In one letter she stated she
would not oppose the suit. She
seemed to attribute all her trouble
to her love of a wandering life."
Through his attorney, Louis Gold
stein, 20 Court street, Brooklyn, Dr.
Levy alleges about a year ago he
found in his wife's trunk a letter
from Honesdale, Pa., addressed to
"Dear Little Sweetheart" and sign
ed "Your Own Dod."
Mrs. Levy denied the principal al
legations of her husband's com
plaint, particularly that she has been
guilty of misconduct with Henry
Scherer of Cincinnati. She makes
counter charges against the doctor,
naming two young women.
When the New York dispatch was
shown to several men in town who
claim to know tho tricks and turns
of tho love pirates of Honesdalo they
mostly believed Mrs. Levy must
have been at Beach lako In tho sum
mer time and there mot the Hones
dalo man, if there is one, who made
all the trouble. Thero was a Mrs.
Levy, one of them said, who camo
up from New York to recreate at the
lake, but her husband may or may
not have been a doctor, this inform
ant added.
Tho New York World had a spread
eagle story about tho Levy affair
and slnco this camo out the sale of
Mr. Pulitzer's paper has Increased
somewhat In Honesdalo and the
At Least, Paper Thero Hears Such a
Report CoucerniiiK Honesdalo
Glass Shop.
A representative of tho Herbeck
Demer company, Honesdalo manu
facturers of cut glass, has beon con
ferring with members of tho Nichol
son Board of Trade, with tho end in
view of removing tho plant to this
Tho company asks that Nicholson,
in order to secure tho Industry, which
carries on its payroll over 100 peo
ple, provldo a lot 150x300 feet and
erect a concrete building 00x180
feet, tho estimated cost of which
would bo about $10,000. Tho com
pany agrees, in event of acceptance
of tho proposition, to turn over to
Nicholson the Honesdale plant,
valued at $15,000, subject to a mort
gage o( $5,000.
Tho proposition Is being hold un
der advisement by tho Board of
Trade, and It considered favorably
will result In giving Nicholson a
great, industrial boom. Nicholson
Representatives of tho firm de
clared emphatically Monday that
thore wasn't a thing In tho report.
LING. The cases of the Commonwealth
vs. Frank Daniels, Frank Slater,
Benjamin Brledensteln, Henry
Klegler, Ray Marks, Earl Mitchell.
Clarence Smith, Henry Fisher and
Iker Parish, charged with disorderly
conduct In shouting "Scab' nt
Knapp, the Herbeck-Demer non
union glasscutter, the night of Aug.
30, were called before Justice Rob
ert A. Smith this morning at 9.15.
The evidence against Daniels took
all of one day week before last. The
Commonwealth at that time wanted
to try tho seven companions of Dan
iels today.
Peter H. Iloff, who appeared for
the prosecutor, asked for a continu
ance. He told the 'Squire that Mrs.
W. H. Ham, a very Important wit
ness, was confined to her bed.
E. C. Mum ford for the defendants
opposed a continuance.
"Is Mrs. Kuhbach, who gave tho
same sort of evidence, sick?" he ask
ed. "Is Miss Edgett sick? Is James
Conger sick? This Is pretty good
from tho Commonwealth!"
Mr. Iloff said he would call any
witnesses he pleased and the defence
need not try to dictate who tho
prosecution's witnesses should be.
Mr. Iloff stuck to It that he wanted
Mrs. Ham for one of the witnesses
or he wouldn't go on.
Mr. McCarty opposed a continu
ance. "The Commonwealth," he said,
"should not hold hack anything, but
should produce all their witnesses.
We ask Your Honor to compel them
to produce all the evidence they
Mr. Mumford wanted the evidence
of Mrs. Ham, Mrs. Kuhbach and Mr.
Conger transcribed from the minutes
of the Daniels case and admitted in
the cases set for trial today. Ho
said it was a hardship for the men
to have to stay away from their work
and lose their pay.
"This," he said, "Is an outrage on
the part of the Commonwealth." He
Claimed Mrs. Ham never was sub
poenaed. He suggested that the 'Squire go
to the bedside of Mrs. Ham to talk
with her and see who In that Aug.
30 crowd she can Identify. He got
a little irritated at Mr. Iloff and said
tho glass company's counsel was
"Any time Mrs. Ham is well
enough to come we'll be here If the
Lord spares our lives," said Mr.
Mr. Mumford and Mr. Iloff went
to the telephone and called up Mrs.
Ham, who said she suffered from a
severe cold but would come to court
if forced to.
Mr. McCarty thought the costs of
the continuance ought to be on tho
Justice Smith Anally set the hear
ing for Friday at 9.
Aigimifut Court and Orphans Court.
Ernest Miller vs. Manufacturers &
Merchants Insurance Co., et al. Rule
for new trial discharged.
Bonds of Walter J. Fowler, guard
ian of minor grandchildren of Adam
Werner, late of Palmyra, deceased,
tiled and approved.
Sale of real estate of Adam Wer
ner to William Hittlnger of White
Mills ordered.
Sale of real estate of Virgil Conk
lin, late of Preston, deceased, order
ed. Emerson Fiisbie appointed guard
ian of Madeline Frlsbie, Hayes Frls
ble, Beulah Frlsbie and Percell Frls
bie, minor children of Lizzie Frls
bie, .deceased. Bond filed and ap
Eighteen Men Still Out on Dj berry
The Plight of Soelyville.
Seaman, Irwin & Urennoman are
still short IS men on account of tho
strike on tho Dyberry state road
Wednesday. One of the llrm said
today that more help was in sight.
Gustavo Smith of Seelyvillo called
on tho contractors today to borrow
their roller. Ho said ho wanted to
redeem, so far as possible, tho mis
chief dono tho Seelyvillo road by tho
supervisors when they put all sorts
of looso stone on it and let tho Job
go without rolling. Mr. Seaman
said ho was sorry but that ho need
ed tho roller on his own job. Mr.
Smith wont homo disappointed.
Stato Inspector nalo advised Mr.
Smith to havo tho nondescript stono
latoly applied scraped off and tho
road filled In with three-quarter
stono nnd then rolled and treated
with asphalt oil.
Meeting Will Ho nt Courthouse, With
Homei Groeiio For Chairman.
John K. Toner and his party will
reach Honesdalo Saturday nt 9.55
over tho D. & II. and remain until
tho 4.30 train.
Mr. Tenor, Mr. Reynolds, nominee
for lieutenant-governor; Honry
Hauck, secretary of Internal affairs;
and Charles Fred Wright, stato
treasurer, will address the meeting
to be held at tho courthouso at 2.30.
Hornor Greon will preside.
Go to tho county fair Oct. 3, -1,
5 nnd 0.