The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, September 30, 1910, Image 1

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67th YEAR.
NO 78
New York, Sept. 2S. Mayor Gnynor
wllf not bo tho Democratic candidate
for governor. All doubt on tlic sub
ject Is removed In n letter written by
the mnyor to James Creelnian. Mayor
Gaynor says that If he Is nominated
by the Democratic state convention In
Rochester he will decline to accept the
nomination. The letter follows:
"1 am this day writing a letter to
Chairman Dlx stating that I am not a
candidate for nomination for governor
and refuse to become such. I do this
to remove all doubt on the subject
which may have arisen by reason of
irresponsible statements which I am
Informed are being circulated. No ut
terance of mine has put tho matter In
"Some have said to mo thnt tho
convention may nominate me although
I am not a candidate. It seems to me
that It might npM?nr vain or egotistical
for me to assume In my letter to Mr.
Dlx that that extraordinary thing
might happen.
"I therefore write this supplemental
letter to" you to take to Rochester and
show there so as to prevent my nomi
nation If It should apiar to bo Immi
nent. Make It plain that If nominated
I would decline to accept
"1 could not abandon to their fate
the splendid men whom I have ap
lolnted to olilco and who are working
so hard for good government, nor
could I abandon the people of the city
of New York after so short a service.
"You may make this letter public" In
advance of going to Rochester If In
your Judgment you think tho situation
calls for it. But do not do so unless
It be plainly necessary. Every honest
man will understand me."
Up State Men Disappointed.
Rochester, N. Y., Sept 28. Mayor
Gaynor's turndown of tho governor
ship nomination, which would have
been bis but for his posltlye refusal to
run, was received with mingled grati
fication and disappointment by the
Democratic leaders and delegates as
sembled here. The disappointment Is
principally among tho up state Demo
crats, who outside of the personal fol
lowers of Representative James S.
Havens of this city nnd of Thomas
M. Osborne of Auburn were almost
unanimous In their demand for Gay
nor. Charles F. Murphy was asked:
"Do you think the convention will
find as strong a man to nominate for
Tho Tammany leader hesitated for a
moment. "We have a number of
Htrong candidates," he said.. "One of
them will be nominated and elected."
"Now thnt Mayor Gaynor is elimi
nated from consideration have you any
preference among the candidates who
are in the field V
"No. Tammany will support tho
man that the up state delegations
want nominated."
"There Is talk of Tammany throw
lug Its vote to Edward M. Shepard of
"Tammany hnsn't any candidate,"
Murphy repeated.
"Would It support William Sulzcr
for tho nomination ?"
"If the up state Democrats favor
Sulzer, Tammany will support him."
Hunting season Is approaching
and the majority of hunters are
mixed on the dates of the open sea
son for tho dllfcrent kinds of game.
The following calendar of open sea
sons is In force In Pennsylvania:
Bear, unlimited, Oct. 1 to Jan. 1.
Blackbirds, all kinds, unlimited,
Sept 1 to Jan. 1.
Doves, mourning or turtle, un
limited, Sept. 1 to Jan. 1.
Deer, male with visible horns, one
each season, Nov. 15 to Dec. 1.
English, Mongolian or Chinese
pheasant, 10 in a day, 20 in a week,
50 in a season, Oct. ID to Dec. 1.
Grouse, ruffled, commonly called
pheasant, 10 in n day, 20 in a weok,
50 in a season, Oct. 15 to Dec. 1.
Hnro or rabbit, 10 in a day, Nov.
1 to Dec. ID.
Quail, 10 in a day, 40 in a week,
7D In a season, Oct. 15 to Nov. ID.
Hungarian quail, closed for two
Webfooted wild fowl of all kinds,
unlimited, Sept. 1 to April 10.
Woodcock, 10 in a day, 20 in a
week, 50 in a season, Oct. 1 to Dec.
Squirrel, fox, black or gray, C of
clmblned kinds In a day, Oct. 15
to Dec. 1.
Tho red, pine, squlrrol, coon,
possum, woodchuck or groundhog,
fox, wildcat, weasel, mink and skunk
are not protected and may bo killed
at any tlmo.
In order to Increase tho fncllltios
for tho reception and shipment of
freight at tho Honesdale station of
the Delawaro & Hudson, tho platform
is to ho enlarged by the addition of
ten feet on tho north and fifteen feet
on the south.
At 12.30 Wednesday morning peo
ple were aroused by the blowing of
tho llro cone. A fierce rnin storm
accompanied by thunder and light
ning hnd been In progress for some
time and tho lightning hnd struck
nnd set flro to a barn on tho old
Hawkey property which is situated
opposite the Seelyville chapel. Tho
barn wns some distance from the
house and back from tho road. It
was lllled with liny nnd light com
bustibles nnd burned very rapidly.
The sky was Illuminated and people
living in Honesdale thought that the
club house on tho golf links was the
scene of the conllagration. The
firemen nssombled promptly nnd
proceeded to tho scene with one
steamer and one hose cart. The
Seelyville Fire company responded
.promptly nnd did all that was possi
ble hut the barn and contents were
destroyed. The building belonged to
the Hawkey estate and was not In
sured; the contents of the barn be
longed to a number of Individuals
who also failed to insure.
October 4 Last day before No
vember election to file nomination
papers with Secretary of tho Com
monwealth by an association of elec
tors not constituting a party.
Oct. S. Last fall registration
day, from 7 a. m. to 10 a. m. and
from 4 p. m. to 10 p. in.
Oct. 8. Last day before Novem
ber election for payment of poll tax.
Oct. IS. Last day before Novem
ber election for filing nomination
papers with County Commissioners
by an association of electors not con
stituting a party.
Nov. 8. General election day.
Polls open from 7 a. m. to 7 p. m.
Aviator Who la Building Nine
ty Milo an Hour Monoplane.
Garden City, N. Y., Sept. 23. If tho
hopes of Clifford B. Harmon, the mil
lionaire sportsman and aviator, are
enllzed hu will have an aeroplane
completed In a few days thnt will far
outdistance all monoplanes now built
nnd will be fine of the contestants for
International honors at Belmont park
next mouth.
The monoplane Is being built in the
large hangar of Mr. Harmon hero nnd
although novel in construction, has in
dications of great speed. It will pos
sibly go ninety miles an hour.
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American FAnsiEn: "They've been giving mo figures on the IncronBed cost of
building maturlals, but come to figure It out, my new cellar will cost me less tlinu
It would havo under tho old Free-Trade prices."
Wayne County Should be Well Rcp
resented. There Is an institution of the state
that has been established exclusively
for the public, and for the benefit
of every citizen In the commonwealth.
It Is the State Museum at Harris
burg, where a collection is being
made of every kind of mineral, ani
mal, bird, insect, flower, specimen
of tree, and historical relic from each
county of the state.
Wayne county should be well rep
resented In this institution, which Is
laying a foundation invaluable for
future years. The purpose of the
various divisions of the museum is
as follows:
Division of Zoology.
Where can be seen the animals In
their respective haunts and natural
surroundings; many valuable feat
ures for the agriculturist, where in
formation may he obtained in refer
ence to the birds, insects and ani
mals of the locality that are helpful
I or destructive to crops.
Division of Geology,
Since Pennsylvania is rich in min
erals, there should be placed before
the people of the comnTbnwealth one
of the best state mineral exhibits
found in the Union. This should in
clude mineralogy, paleontology and
i Industral geology. Each county in
J the state should bo well represented
J by its respective minerals, the coals,
; Irons, oils, clays, glass sands, build
ing stones, etc., with maps and charts
' showing where located. The educa
tional and Industrial should he close
ly allied to he of use to the common
wealth. There should be maps.
charts and fossils of the geological
era, portraying tho earliest forma- weakened by the foolhardiness of his
tlons known, Including tho glacial managers in endorsing George W.
period, upheavals, mountain and val- j Klpp who is a pronounced believer of
ley making, rivers and lnkes of tho ; booze, in opposition to C. C. Piatt
state, with relief maps and models a consistent church mnn and a tem
showlng strata formations, etc. perance man. There has been a big
A division of botany with sped- falling off in Susquehanna and Rrad
mens helpful In learning tho differ-1 ford counties of Berryites as they
ent species of trees, their uses and realize that Berry is being used only
tneir woods; the care or lorest pre-
serves, as wen as tno nowers anu
plants used for beautifying or for
i their chemical and medicinal qunll
i ties. Many fossil plants of tho coal
fields of Pennsylvania are on ex-l-hlbition
nt the Museum. With the
realization of tho Capitol Park ex-
tension, It would bo pleasing to see
every tree, and flower nativo in tho
state planted' and labelled, as fnr
as practicable, within Its grounds.
A Division of Archaeology. Penn
sylvania should bo well known by a
collection from tho contents of tho
mounds that have been unearthed,
which tells of an early people Inhab-
Ring tho state, antedating the Amor
lean Indian. Theso Implements of
history, arts and crafts should bo
gathered at tho museum, that our
present nnd futuro generations could
havo a more definite knowledgo of
timer, fttiflv Tinnnlna TiVillnwtn ,r ilita
, tho Alnorcnn Indian collection should
ho nrrnnged nnd preserved. There
nro sovoral good collections in tho
state, now obtainable, and In a fow
years theso may bo scattered and
lost. They should bo aranged to
show their manner of living; arts and
crafts in war and penco; munumonts,
Implements, Inscriptions, relics,
dwellings, clothing and food obtained
from tholr surroundings, each prop
erly shown In Us relation to tho oth
er. Mnps of their paths ovor tho
stnto, origin nnd meaning ot tho
many Indian names of cities and
towns, rivers, etc., throughout tho
stato. Then follow with the customs
and arts of tho early Europoan set
tlers, and tho Implements of tholr
arts, crafts, etc. This Inlluenco was
tho nuclous around which tho mould
lug of our early history of tho stnto
was formed. Tho early publications,
Gorman pio plates, and tho hand
printing should also be shown.
Thoro are historic relics of war
and ponce In which tho stato Is vory
rich. Many good collections aro scat
tered throughout tho state, and
should find a homo In tho Museum.
There aro nlso many unmnrked his
torical spots in each county of tho
stato which should not bo neglected.
Either tho state or historical society
of each county, should see that these
are authentically and intelligently
labeled, even if only with a small
bronze tablet on a boulder, so that
they may not be lost to posterity.
There are many persons in Wayne
county having relics pertaining to
Pennsylvania, which they wish to pre
serve for posterity; there is no more
lining place to preserve and display
these to the public than at the State
Museum at Harrlsburg, where they
will be well cared for and displayed.
Tho Museum will bo glad to receive
any such material, either permanent
ly or as a loan, in the following sub
jects: Flora, fauna, minerals, geolo
gy, archaeology, arts and history.
These should be well labeled, with
the name of the specimen, location or
any brief historical incident con
nected with It, and the name and
address of the donor should also ac
company It. Address State Museum,
Harrlsburg, Pa.
Have been requested to get out and
help nominate a new ticket. A very
strong petition signed by a large
number of the most prominent busi
ness men of Philadelphia and eastern
Pennsylvania has been sent to can
didates Grim and Berry beseeching
thorn to step down and out In order
that all who desire to unite In down
ing the Republican ticket can unite
on some strong candidate. A cnnvnss
of many of the counties show that
Berry will receive a mere nominal
vote and most of whom are Demo
cratic. The northeastern counties of
tho state show larger number of
Berry supporters than in any other
section, but Ills strength has been
to boost Klpp s canvass.
MON UM ENT 1)101)1 OATH I).
;(),(()() People Witness Dedication
and Gov. Stuart Makes Speech.
GETTYSBURG, Sept. 28. Thirty
thousand persons, a majority of whom
were civil war veterans who particl
pated in tho battle of Gettysburg,
attended tho dedication yesterday af
ternoon of tho '$140,000 memorial
erected by tho state of Pennsylvania
In memory of her soldiers who took
part In the battle.
Gen. H. S. Huldekoper, of Phila
delphia, president of tho Memorial
Commission, tendered tho memorial
to Governor Stuart, who made a
short roply. Speeches wero also made
by General Jnmes V. Latta, Major
General D. McM. Gregg ot Reading,
who wns in command of tho Union
cnvalry'that prevented General Mose
by from going to to assistance of
Gen. Lee, and by Captain James A.
Gnrdnor of Nowcnstle.
After tho dedication many camp
fires and rounlons woro held.
Several of tho llshcrmou of tho
stnto who havo mado application for
black bass for stocking purposos
havo received tho following letter
from Fish Commissioner Meehnn:
"I regret to sny that tho black
bass work of tho Department of
Fisheries was this year a falluro
both in the stnto hatcheries and tho
field. Tho fish secured from both
sources will not supply flvo hundred
out of tho sixteen hundred and sixty
cans npplled for, or Just tho num
ber of applications hold ovor from
last year. Tho department will
therefore ho unnblo to fill your ap
plication this year but will illo it in
hopo that thoro will ho bolter sue
cess next season.
'T.'ho causo of tho falluro of tho
bass work was duo to tho cold
weather from tho middle of May
to tho mlddlo of Juno, tho usual
bass Sanson, which sent tho wntor
temperature to below fifty degrees
ut which point bass oggs aro killed
The Erie train which leaves Hones
dale at S.25 a. m. and Is called the
Honesdale and New Y'ork Express,
met with nn accident at Port Jervis
Tuesday morning which came near
being a serious wreck. While run
ning through the Port Jervis yard
opposite yard "B," engine 3G3, in
chnrgo of engineer Michael Fritz and
Fireman Wlckhnm Bross, was haul
ing the train when tho main pin on
the left front driver broke dropping
tho connecting rods and side rods to
the track. The hack end of tho
cylinder wns blown out and the rods
trailing over the track for a distance
of about 300 feet tore up the ties
nnd caused the wheels of tho for
ward truck on the tender to Jump
the track.
Engineer Fritz, as soon as ho dis
covered there was something wrong,
applied tho airbrakes and brought
tho train to a stop. Help was sum
moned at once by telephone to the
round house and within a few min
utes tho wrecking crew, in charge of
Foreman Edward Rutan, was on the
ground. The crippled engine was
soon placed on the track and brought
down to tho shops for repairs.
In the meantime switch engine
2504, which was' sent to the aid of
the delayed train, had hauled It
back to WX tower and pushed It
down the westbound track to the de
pot, causing a delay of only 40 min
utes on the schedule.
Besides the damages above named
both journal boxes on the forward
truck of the tender were broken.
Fortunately the accident occurred
In the yards near the Delaware divi
sion terminals with plenty of help
from the motive power and mechani
cal departments, and in case it had
taken place on some of the sharp
curves along the river valley the re
sults might have been of a far dif
ferent and more serious nature.
Engine 926 took the Honesdale
train out for the noon trip.
New York, Sept. 2S. Tho Rev.
Charles II. Parkhurst has registered
his determination, though a Ropub-
llcan by heredity and the practice of a
lifetime, to vote the Democratic ticket
ut tho next national election nnd de
clared that he hoped to see Mayor
Gaynor nominated on the Democratic
ticket for governor and to seo him
"I was born nnd brought up to be n
Republican," said Dr. Parkhurst, who
has for some time been writing for a
publication violently opposed to Mayor
Gnynor, "but I hopo that I am a pa
triot more than n partisan."
Health Commissioner Dixon Tells
How It Often Takes Place.
"As tho puro milk question Is be
ing agitated along tho lines of pro
duction, transportation nnd handling
by dealers," said Dr. Samuol G.
Dixon, stnto health commissioner,
one day last week. "It may bo woll
enough to call attention to tho ways
In which milk for babies Is mado
unfit for food after It has been de
livered to tho consumer.
"Tho mother or nurse often koops
milk in nu open vessol in n hot
placo, exposed to dust, flics and oth
er Insect life. Not Infrequently tho
Infant is fed through a long, small,
dirty rubbor tube.
"Another way in which tho baby's
food may bo rendored bad Is by tho
mothor or nurso first testing its tem-
peraturo or sweotnoss by placing It
to hor own lips uororo reeding tno
"Thero la nnothor hnblt that
should bo stopped and that is blow
ing tho cream off tho top of tho
milk with tho mouth."
Don't forget tho fair next week.
It Is going to excel! all previous ef
forts, livery department will bo
better than ever before.
C Writer Who Hopes Gaynor Will S
3e Nominated For Governorship. )
Saratoga, N. Y., Sept. 23. Colonel
Theodore Roosevelt was elected tem
porary chairman of the Republican
state convention by a rote of 50S to
44!! a majority of 12.". There were
three votes shy In the ballot. Colonel
Roosevelt did not vote. Sherman vot
ed for John Doe nnd Gilchrist Stew
art of the Thirteenth district, New
York, refused to vote.
Though the result was n foregone
conclusion when tho convention as
sembled It turned out that the contest
was nip nnd tuck up till the moment
that the last county registered Its vote.
Before the New York delegates wero
reached the roll call stood 2.15 for
Sherman and 2."!1 for Roosevelt. Thou
New York voted with 172 for Roose
velt, giving Sherman only 1(5. This
left the total up to that point as Roose
velt 400 to Sherman 351. Schenectady
county, one of tho Inst to put in Its
vote, owing to Its alphabetical posi
tion on the list, fell into line for
Roosevelt, and it was the eleven votes
thnt this county gave him which de
cided the result.
Colonel Roosevelt wns escorted to
the platform by James S. Sherman nnd
Cornelius V. Collins of Troy, superln
tendent of prisons.
After Roosevelt finished his speech
the rules of tho nssembly wero ndopt
ed, with a proviso that any committee
may bring in n minority report. This
opens tho door for the old guard's
fight against tho direct primaries
plank In the platform.
It was the wildest and most turbu
lent Republican state convention in
the memory of the graybeards of tho
Rockets and plnwheels of oratory
and abuse began to whiz nnd sputter
as soon as tho convention opened.
Vice President Sherman wns named
for temporary chairman by Mr. Wood
ruff. This opened the row, which wns
continued for four hours. When the
vote was ordered Chairman Woodruff
decided that tho name of each dele
gate be called. As there were 1,015
delegates tho roll call was a long but
not tedious affair.
During tho tiring of the oratorical
rockets Abo G ruber of New York al
most broke up tlie convention by tak
ing tho platform nnd delivering a bit
ter attack upon Colonel Roosevelt,
speaking for tho old guard.
There was no mark of approval for
Roosevelt's keynote speech until he
finished n detailed commendation of
the work done by President Tuft. He
provoked another outburst when ho
praised Governor Hughes' administra
tion. His emphatic declaration that
"we have turned our own rascals out"
was greeted with cheers.
Looking directly toward the section
where those sat who had assailed him,
Mr. Roosevelt, disregarding his manu
script speech, thundered out:
"It has been said on the platform
here today that there is no party
which makes a profession of dishon
esty. No, but there are plenty of per
sons who make n practice of dishon
esty. "Tho question Is asked, 'What Is the
difference between n leader and a
, boss?' I'll tell you. The difference Is
that the leader leads nnd the boss
Roosevelt In ills keynote speech said:
"Wo come here feeling that we havo
tlie right to appeal to the people from
the standpoint alike of national and
state achievement. During the lust
eighteen months u long list of laws
embodying legislation most heartily to
be commended as combining wisdom
with progress havo been enacted by
congress and approved by President
"Turning from the nation to tho
state, wo find that during the term of
service of Governor Hughes an ex
traordinary amount of wlso nnd good
legislation In tho Interest of all tho
people has been put upon tho statute
"Of course, with a party as long tu
control of nation and state as ours has
been, there have been Individual In
stances of mlscouduct nnd corruption
But thero Is no need of any other
party raising tho cry of 'Turn the
rascals out, for wo havo turned our
own rascals out, and wherever rascal
ity Is found to exist In the futuro wo
will bo eveu more prompt to punish
nny ono of our own party adherents
than an adherent of another party.
"Tho corporation must be protected,
must bo given its rights, but It must
be prevented from doing wrong, nnd
its mnuagers must bo held in strict
accountability when It does wrong,
nud It must bo deprived of all secret
Inlluenco in our public life. Wo must
strivo to do away with tho social and
economic injustlco that havo como
from failing to meet by proper legisla
tion tho changed conditions brought
about by tho glpnutlc growth of our
gigantic industrialism.
"Wo must seo thnt by far reaching
(Continued on Pago Eight).