The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, September 28, 1910, Image 1

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The Republican state candidates
visited our borough on Saturday.
The party conElsted of John K.. Ten
or, candidate for governor; John M.
Reynolds, candidate for lieutenant
governor; C. F. Wright, candidate
for state treasurer. Henry Houck,
candidate to succeed himself as sec
retary of Internal affairs, and Perry
Shaner and several friends of the
candidates. They were met at the
depot by County Chairman M. E.
Simons and E. B. Hardenborgh, who
conducted them to the Allen house
where a general introduction was
made to many of our prominent cit
izens who had gathered to bid them
welcome. The candidates took a
view of the town in company with
a number of townsmen and visited
the court house, tho High school'
tiulldlng and other of our public
buildings. They all expressed ad
miration of the town and all Its ap
pointments especially of our high
school building which they pro
nounced as one of the best in the
state. At 2.30 p. in., under the in
spiring music of the'Maple City Drum
and Fife corps, they proceeded to the
court house where there was as
sembled a large number of our citi
zens and a few ladles all of whom
had braved tho inclemency of the
weather to come out and have a
look at the men who will be at the
head of our state offices for the next
four years. Nobody was disappoint
ed In what they saw or heard, as
the gentlemen who addressed the
men spoke In a manner that is be
fitting men who aspire to the high
offices of this great Keystone state.
There was no throwing of mud, no
defamation of character, no wild :
statements, but each speaker made
a manly address In which the issue
at stake were calmly reviewed.
Homer Greene presided at the
meeting and In a very able address
not only welcomed the candidates
to our borough but urged every Re
publican to stand by the ticket and,
claimed that no Republican had any!
Just reason for forsaking his ;party
this year as the record for the, past
four years were beyond criticism.
John K. Tener Is no orator, has
no superfluous talk, but a great big
.manly man, who does things rather
than say things. He believes in a
business management of state af
fairs and his record from boyhood
up proves that whatever he has put
his hand to has prospered and been
successful and one of the greatest
recommendations that he has Is that
1n his own town which Is much
larger than Honesdale the people
gave a vote of SG7 for him
and only 87 against him in the poll
of nearly 1,000 voters. His record as
a man and public official and his
character for square dealing Is with
out a blemish. His speech was a
short, concise, sensible, right-to-the-potnt
talk In which he spoke of the
efficiency of the different state de
partments, the efforts of the present
administration to Increase their effi
ciency and he promised if elected
to do all that lay In his power to
further Increase that efficiency until
the Keystone state excelled every
state in the Union In, every respect.
It was a business speech and It was
a treat to listen to same. THERE
John M. Reynolds made a short
sneech in which he touched upon
the national affairs and also upon
the efforts of Pennsylvania for
forest reservation and made the
statement that Pennsylvania as a
state had began conservation of Its
resources before the national gov
eminent had awakened to Its im
portance and at the present time we,
as a state, wore far in tno leau.
C. F. Wrlcht. so well known to
nil our people, and tho mention of
whoso name call forth tumultous ap-
nlause. was unable to attend, unv.
lng been called away and left on tho
2 48 train.
Perry Shaner next addressed the
meeting and his remarks were lis
tened to with close attention as he
ilenlcted tho evil results of Demo
cratic rule In tho past and predicted
that lust as soon as Democracy had
the chance to destroy tho tariff which
protects tho American workingmen
thnv would do so and repeat tho sad
lessons of soup houses and business
Henrv Houck was the last speaker
and kept tho audience in good hum
or by his good natured sallies of
wit and humor. He Is an old cam
nalener and when ho said that John
K. Tener will go two hundred thous
and maiorlty tho audience Denevea
him. as his nredictions of results
when ho has toured the state dur
ing the campaigns have been very
Congressman Pratt, who was not
present, was not forgotten, and as
the several speakers mentioned his
namo tho applause that followed
was evidence of his popularity.
Tho candidates and party left on
tho 4.30 p. m. train over tho D. &
II. to attend a mass meeting at
Wllkes-Barro that evening, which
according to tho papors of that city,
was ono of tho largest ever held
Tho long coats for Ladles, Juniors
and Misses at Mcnner & Co.'s Btoro,
All latest makes.
Mews Snapshots
Of the Week
More than 15,000 G. A. R, veterans
Chandler Harris and dedicate It as
The Farmers' and Mechanics' bank
detected several forged checks which
were presented at the counter for
deposit. One check was signed "B.
L. Faatz" and made payable to C. W.
Myers. The amount of the check
was ?12. Mr. Faatz when shown
the check at once pronounced It a
forgery but admitted It was very
good Imitation of his signature. Mr.
Faatz has no account at the Farmers'
and Mechanics' bank and stated he
knew no one by the name of C. W.
Myers and presumed that the forger
must have obtained his name from
his milk wagon. One of the checks
was accepted by G. P. Somner, the
eweler, the man buying a watch for
SC and receiving $6 In cash as
change. There was another check
of liko amount and .same, signature
accepted by C. M. Betz, the harness
man, Mr. Betz giving the man J8. BO
which was the difference between the
face of .the check and the amount
of the purchase-made. 'A -good dis
cretion of the man has been obtain
ed,, and It is hoped that he will soon
be behind the bars.
Manifesto of Board of Trade.
Following the removal of two of
our cut glass factories, about 100
public-spirited citizens got together
and formed the Greater Honesdale
Board of Trade.
The new Board is trying to Im
prove the Interest of Honesdale and
Texas In every way possible. Presi
dent Charles Smith appointed com
mittees to look after the Improve
ment of public highways, transpor
tation of mall and railway facilities,
financial committee to establish a
Realty company to build houses
where skilled mechanics and work
men may live in comfort at cheap
rent, a press committee to advertise
Honesdale broadcast throughout the
Union for its facilities of water
power and other attractions to lo
cate Industries. Every wise citi
zen will recognize the service ren
dered by a wideawake Board of
Trade to Honesdale and vicinity.
Therefore we ask every man, woman
nnd child to purchase tho button
placed on sale by us and wear plain
ly same visible until Oct. 5.
Let us all work in harmony for
the future of our town.
Benjamin K. Bortree, who was
tried and convicted some thirty years
ago of shooting and killing one
Shousc, and was sentenced to stato
prison for twelve years and served
his time, was in town last week. He
is now 88 years of age and evidently
a "little off" mentally. This Is tho
first tlmo ho has been In Honesdale
since his sentence and he met but
few who remembered him, many of
those who took part in tho trial be
ing dead. William H. Dimmlck, who
prosecuted him, took him to tho of
fice where tho shooting was done and
a recital of the deed was mado by
Bortree. Ho Is in apparently good
health, vigorous for his ago, but has
the Bplrit of unrest. His visit stirred
up a lot of recollections that were
the subjects of talk nt mauy places
and homes during the last fow days.
Lenders, According to Roosevelt,
Seek Such u Fellow for Governor.
ALBANY, Sept. 27. Col. Roose
velt on his way to Syracuse said ho
endorsed tho renomlnation of Stato
Senator Walnwrlght of Westchester.
"I told him yesterday," said the
Colonel, "that I approved his work
In the legislature and that his work
should entitle him to tho support
of overy good citizen. I told him I
would do all I could to help him."
Tho Colonol said tho upstate lead
ers insisted that an upstato man
should bo nominated for governor.
Tho names of William Hotchklss
nnd Senators Hlnman and Daven
port had bcon mentioned.
Col. Roosevelt was given a good
recoptlon on his arrival, although no
prominent members of tho Albany
county Republican organization
were present. Ho came out on tho
rear platform and Bhook hands.
New York stntc's political conventions aro attracting much attention Just now, Ow RcpnWlcnns witnessing the battle for
temporary chairman between Vlco President Sherman, aided by William Barnes, Jr., and Timothy WoodrHlT, on one side and
Colonel Roosevelt on the otlcr at Saratoga and the Democrats holding forth nt Albany with Mayor Gaynor of Greater New
York as the most likely candidate. The national Irrigation congress, which meets nt Pueblo, Colo., promises to be important.
met nt Atlantic City for their annual reunion. Tho people of Atlanta plnn to purchase the home of tho late Joel
a memorial to the nutlKr. St Patrick's cathedral In New York city will be consecrated during a week's celebration.
Water from
raion Hill
Shows Bacteria.
State Inspector Ralph Irwin, who
came from Harrlsburg six weeks, ago-,.
In company with Inspector ..M. E.
Shaughnessy, to investigate the
causes of typhoid fever In Honesdale
and vicinity, got to town again Fri
day night and remained until Sat
urday morning. While here he saw
County Medical Inspector, H. B. Ely
and Health officer N. B. Spencer of
Texas township.
The city water, Mr. Irwin says, Is
absolutely O. K. but the tests of wa
ter from Kelsch's well on Union hill
In Texas No. 4 and of water from the
cemetery spring show bacteria or, to
use the common phrase of Inspectors
this water "goes wrong." The well
and the spring, Dr. Ely said today,
will be condemned and sealed up.
The cemetery water was the worst of
tho lot.
The water from Cajaw pond, ac
cording to Mr. Irwin's report is the
Important Tinie-Tablo Chongcs on
Hrlo Railroad.
Saturday, Oct. 1st, will be the
last trip of train 129. Effective
Monday, Oct. 3, train 127 will be
restored arriving at Honesdale at
C.GC p. in. Effective same date
train 102 will leave Honesdale 2.50
p. m. instead of 2.48 p. in.
In an Interview held In Pittsburg
last week, President T. L. Lewis of
tho United Mine Workers of Amer
ica Is quoted as predicting that
Roosevelt won't be the next presi
dent and that "the people won't
have him."
"Roosevelt has never fooled the
people," he declared.
In the Interview, Lewis accused
tho former president and other labor-political
leaders of vanity nnd
Inconsistency, and intimated that
trouble is coming for President
Francis Feehan of the Pittsburg dis
trict miners. Some of tho thlugs
he said are:
"In all tho trouble that has been
raised In the miners' union Tom
Lewis has always been on tho de
fensive, ready to go the limit for
harmony. Somo day It will bo dif
ferent, and somo ono will he hit,
and hit hard. You can draw your
own conclusions."
"Labor leaders aro playing poli
tics too much. No man carries the
labor vote In his pocket."
"I can only account for somo
leaders' actions by concluding that
they llko to bo In tho limelight."
"I would not belong to an organ
ization that deprives a man of tho
right to labor. All wo ask Is that
tho employer chooso botween the
non-union individual and tno collec
tive union labor."
"Education, ollmlnntlon of fictiti
ous values nnd an Income tnx are
tho hopes of labor. Wo will win In
the loug strugglo."
"Organization Is tho ulterior rao
tlvo of evory strike. Disorder sel
dom occurs whero there has been
"I am trying to practically aid the
minors and am not going about tho
country kicking tho corners off tho
buildings as Toddy and somo othors
aro doing."
Next week tho Wayno county
fair will bo hold. Prepare to at
tend. Better nnd brighter then
Kelsch's Well on
and of the Water
Cemetery Spring
best of the 16 samples taken by In
spVctrs Irwin and Shaughnessy on
th'elr trip through the water shed and
to other places from which drinking
water is obtained. No report on
Bunnell's pond was received. Peo
ple who drink city water need not
worry about typhoid germs in Ca
jaw. Cajaw has Ho germs.
The Honesdale typhoid, Mr. Irwin
says, was due to foul well water and
spring water and to bad local condi
tions, which, of course, Includes a
number of closets on River street
which had been notoriously neglect
ed. The Water company, as given out a
month ago by Supt. McMullen, Is go
ing to pipe water, direct from First
pond. The Job will take about a year,
but a survey has already been started
and the work, the company's officers
say, will be pushed from now on.
Judge Searlo Presided Ellu Simp
mii Paroled.
Petition of strikers, convicted by
Justice R. A. Smith, of disorderly
conduct, for appeal, allowed by the
In regard to tho petition to re
move from office tho school directors
of Canaan township, J. J. Koehler
appointed inspector to make report
as provided by the act of assembly.
In re lunacy of William Malloy
Order made that William Malloy be
discharged from Insane asylum at
Ella Simpson of Orson who plead
guilty to the charge of stealing from
the home of Mrs. Lillian Lee was
paroled In charge of Smith Simp
son. In this case as In nil cases
whero tho parole system is tried,
sentence is merely suspended dur
ing good behavior. In suspending
sentence Judge Searlo gave tho
young woman a sevoro talking to
and endeavored to Impress upon her
tho necessity of leading an exem
plary life In tho future If she wish
ed to avoid imprisonment as a pen
alty for her recent crime. In a
great majority of cases the parole
system works to better advantage,
especially in the case of first of
fenders than tho prison sentence.
In ro Lnko Lodore Improvement
company vs. Lyman Buckland. Per
mission given defendant to file ad
ditional answer to petition for rule
for issue.
Sanio permission granted In tho
caso of the Lodoro company vs.
Thomas Buckland.
Court adjourned to Monday, Oct.
3, at 11 a. m.
In our report regarding tho filing
of tho pnpors of the candidates who
endeavored to pre-empt tho nomina
tion of tho Koystone party, wo stat
ed that M. J. Hanlnn prepared Leo
pold Fuerth 8 papors. This was an
error. Hanlnn did not proparo any
candldato 8 papors. All tho part ho
took was to take tho affidavit of tho
party who prepared Jackson's paper
and his deputy. Robert Ferber, took
tho affidavit of tho party who pre
pared Fuorth's papor. M. J. unman
had nothing to do with tho prepara
tion of any cnndldnto's papers ex
cept bo far as his duty as clerk of
tho courts required mm to uo.
Served His Country With Honot-
Reunion of iAHlyurd.s Held at
Many descendants of Robert Led
yard and Sarah Cady, his wife, con
vened Sept. 14 In Carpenter's grove,
Unlondale, In reunion.
Those present were: Mrs. James
Ledyard, Nellie Ledyard, Scott J.
Ledynrd, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Led
yard, Mr. and Mrs. Erwln L.
Thomas, Mrs. Frank Wildenstein,
Eva and Floyd Wildenstein of
Mount Pleasant, Mr. and Mrs. G.
H. Ledyard, Isabelle and G. Howard
Ledyard of Clifford, Mrs. Cella A.
Ayres of Peckville, Mrs. E. M. Peck
and Carrie Ledyard of Carbondale,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Ledyard and
three children, Harry, Roy and
Robert of Starlight.
After a bountiful repast, the meet
ing was called to order and an an
nual reunion was decided upon. Of
ficers were elected as follows: Presi
dent, E. H. Ledyard; vice-president;
George H. Ledyard; secretary, Mrs.
E. M. Peck; treasurer, Erwln L.
A letter from an absent member
of the family In Ohio was received,
expressing regret at not being able
to attend, also best wishes to all.
Tho remaining time was pleasantly
spent in reminiscences, also present
pleasures and hopes for the future.
Robert Ledyard and wife moved
with their six sons and ono daugh
ter from Brooklyn, Conn., arriving
in Mt. Pleasant In November, 1809.
They were indeed pioneers, as very
few settlers had preceded them.
Robert Ledyard was born In Eng
land and came to this country to
aid In the war of the Revolution,
serving under Benedict Arnold, of
which he was never proud, was tak
en prisoner at Quebec, and at the
close of the war received an honor
able discharge. Part of his first
pension money Is still possessed as
a souvenir, by a descendant, and Is
highly prized.
Mrs. Ledyard's family was also
represented In the Revolutionary
war, and one whose name Asa Holt
is on the Wyoming monument was
among tho victims of that terrible
.Many of the descendants aro set
tled In tho west, and some are In
Wayne, Susquehanna and Lacka
wanna counties In Pennsylvania.
Adjourned to meet on the first
Saturday In September, 1911, at the
same place.
Adopted by Pustors Swift, Hlller,
Miller, Wendell nnd Whittnker.
We, tho undersigned Protestant
ministers of Honesdale, deslro to
mnko public our convictions touching
tho labor question.
First We believe in tho right of
laboring men to organize thomsolves
Into unions in order to secure and
maintain their right to a fair share
of the fruit of capital and labor com
bined: and that they should have the
protection of law In the exercise of
this right.
Second-MVo believe, as firmly, In
tho right of laboring men to refuso
to join the union.
Third Wo bellevo that as Amer
ican citizens they are entitled to ex
orcise their right without intlmlda
tlou or molestation.
Fourth Wo boliovo that nonunion
lnbor should bo protected In tho ex
erclse of this right.
Fifth Wo bellevo that any un
wise Interference with tho exercise of
this right can only bring under a
cloud tho fair namo of Honesdale.
Sixth Wo bellevo that nil union
men who have tho welfare of tho
union at heart should speak out In
ringing tones ngalnst any nttempt to
force laboring men into tho union.
Pastor Presbytorlan church.
Pastor Mothodlst Episcopal church
Pastor Baptist church.
Pastor Lutheran church
Rector Grace church.
Honesdnlo, Pa., Sopt. 20, 1910.
One of the most absorbing cases
of Interest that has come within tho
Jurisdiction of tho Susquehanna
county courts in some years, involv
ing perhaps a sum of money not ex
ceeded in the county's history. Is that
of the Rose will contest, which was
lately tried in equity before Judge
A. T. Searlo of Honesdale.
The, property In suit consists in
part of 1,000 acres of timber land on
the border of Silver Lake. This
timber has never been touched by
the axe of tho woodman and still
retains Its primeval grandeur, al
though many a rapacious look has
been cast upon Its broad acres by
those who would rather see it felled
and Bawed Into mansions grand,
which, however, with all man's In
genuity, could not be made over In
to anything so beautiful as the state
ly trees themselves. This is practi
cally the last bit of forest of any
size that remains of the countless
trees that originally covered the hills
of the county before the settlers
The value of the tract of timber
In question Is variously appraised at
from $100,000 to ?1GO,000.
Judge Searle Is now considering
the case, but it Is probable that what
ever his decision, it will be carried
to Supreme court for final settle
ment. A brief history of the case Is as
Andrew H. Rose died leaving a
will and naming the older Judge
Jessup and Benjamin I. Bentley exe
cutors and trustees, giving them tne
property In trust to provide a cer
tain and regular Income for his wife
and son, Francis. His wife was to
have one-third of the Income for life,
or as long as she remained a widow,
the residue going to Francis.
Another provision was that If
Francis died In his minority the In
come was to go to his mother for her
life, and It was also provided that
upon the death or remarriage of the
toother that the income should go
to the late Edward W. Rose, and af
ter his death, to his children, who
are Robert H. Rose, Hon. Henry J.
Rose. Caleb C Rose and Mrs. H. J.
Francis was an imbecllle from
birth and died shortly after reaching
21 years. The widow remarried Col.
James West.
Attorneys A. B. Smith and W. D.
B. AIney represent the opposing
sides In the contest. Mr. Smith con
tends that the property should be
divided among the children and de
cendants of the brothers and sisters
of Andrew H. Rose, as next of kin
to Francis. Mr. Ainey takes the view
that the children of Edward W. Roso
should be the legatees.
Like an enchanted chamber will
tppear the great auditorium of tho
cranton armory when the second
Scranton Industrial Exposition will
throw open Its doors on October 5.
In addition to the marvelous trans
formation in the appearance of the
room the governor of the state will
be there to grace the notable occas
ion with his presence. He will bo
accompanied to Scranton by some
of tho state's most prominent men.
An insistent demand for this sec
ond exposition was what caused tho
Scranton Board of Trade to promote
It. This demand came from tho
business and commercial houses of
Northeastern Pennsylvania. Wo
should not lose sight of tho fact
that this exposition will not be tor
Scranton alone, but that It will be
representative of this section of tho
state. For that reason patronage
will not be from Scranton alone but
from all the surrounding towns. To
attract this patronage, railroad man
agers aro offering reduced rates of
fare. A complication ngure. pre
pared with a regard for accuracy In
dicates that the exposition will bring
to Scranton nt least two thousand
visitors a day while It Is In pro
gress. Of features, In connection with
this big event, thero will be a great
numbei. One will bo the musical
selections, which will be rendered
by ns good bands as tho general
committee has been nblo to And In
tho country. They will present
programs evory afternoon and evon
Ing that will reveal both classical
and popular music. They will bring
to this city two soloists of national
reputation. There aro nt tho arm
ory 13C booths which will be filled
with the handsomely nrranged ex
hibits of Scranton business houses.
Then, thero will bo the freo
booths devoted to the societies nnd
clubs of the city. Also, tho electri
cal decorations which will add so
much to tho beautiful effect. From
n spreading base, tho Eiffel towel
will rear Itself, reaching r point at
tho pinnacle, and sendlug out a
glare of light. Then, the electrical
fountain will furnish a pleasing di
version, with tho bottom filled with
varl-colored electric bulbs to lend
a beautiful effect to tho water. It
Is said that In tho way of complete
ness tho exposition will excel any
thing that Scrnntoulans have seen.
Tho Methodist Ladles' Aid so
ciety will meet at tho homo of Mrs.
Ann Markoy, East Honesdale, on
Thursday afternoon, Sept. 29.