The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, October 05, 1910, Image 1

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    THE WEATHER Wednesday pnrtly cloudy nnd continued wnnn wcatjicr will prevail nnd prolkaMy local rain on Thursday.
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NO 79
Fine weather has been vouchsafed
'to us by the weather clerk. Right on
time Tuesday morning Emerson
Gammcll, the hustling secretary of
Iho Wnyno County Agricultural so
ciety touched tho button which was
the slgunl for the big .doors of t,he
fair grounds to open, nnd opened
they were and tho big COMB IN 3ign
was displayed, and soon tho people
in twos and threes and in rigs of
all sorts began to make their nppenr
anre. Everybody was happy-looking
and everybody seemed to predict a
good time. I
THE CITIZEN sent up its aero- i
piano shortly after daybreak and I
-what a beautiful Dim s-eye-view 01
the county was obtained by those
who wero lucky enough to be
aboard. Tho sky was clear, and the
country could be seen for miles and
miles. A clear view of every town
ship could be had. Scott, Bucking
ham nnd Starucca on the north, while
Dreher nnd Sterling on tho south
-with Lehigh In the distance could bo
readily seen. Tho Delaware could
be seen winding its way on the east,
while the Mooslc mountains stood
out in broad relief on the west. So
clear was the atmosphere that t"he
roads throughout the county could
be clearly seen like threads in a
leaf. All roads seemed to lead to
Honesdale. In a few minutes these
roads were dotted with vehicles of
all descriptions. One and two horse
rigs could be seen leaving the barn,
halting at the farmhouse, loading
up with the women folks and out
on to the road and all pointing for
the fairgrounds,' some with four or
five hours' journey ahead of them
but as the air was resonant and car
ried sound readily, we could hear the
shouts nnd laughter of tho happy
people oa they In anticipation of the
good tlmo ahead, gave expression to
their feelings, and although we were
a mile or more abovo yet so rarifled
was the air that we distinctly heard
the "Hurrahs for Jackson" and the
Roosovoltian "Bully for old Uncle
Ferguson," "Meet me at the merry-go-round,"
"If you lose me, find me
in the grand stand." One fellow
driving in from Equlnunk was telling
how much money he wns going to
bet on Pope Hornbeck's horse. Some
of the women were talking about
Spettlgue's stoves and his free china.
Just then the spark plug on our
motor began to jump and we bad
to come down.
Judge Searle held argument court
Monday morning.
In the matter of the rule to re
move the school directors of Canaan
township from office, county super
intendent Koehler who was appointed
to investigate the matter, reported
that a school had been reopened at
the disputed point and a teacher
hired. The proceedings were ac
cordingly dismissed and the school
district directed to pay tho costs.
Superintendent Koehler would make
no charge for his time and services
in the matter. In discharging Sup
erintendent Koehler Judge Searle
congratulated him upon the tact and
good judgment that he had used
throughout the affair and upon
bringing to a successful conclusion
a matter that might have been long
prolonged and caused much bitter
ness in the community.
In tho matter of Lake Lodoro Im
provement company vs. J. A- Brown
-and George C. Giles, permission was
given defendants to file additional
answer to the petition for rule for
In the matter of the divorce pro
ceedings of Joseph S. Fox, llbellant,
vs. Emma Fox, respondent, amend
ment to libel allowed.
In regard to tho appointment of a
.supervisor for Cherry Ridge town-
.shlp, the petition of William Mellody
read and filed and William Mellody
In the matter of a petition for the
appointment of an Inspector for the
school house at Beach Lake. Peti
tion read and filed and rule granted
upon the school directors of Berlin
ecliool district to show cause why
Inspection should not be made.
Isaac X. Forman Has Answered tlte
Last Call.
Isaac N. Forman, one of the Civil
war veterans, has answered his last
roll call this sldo of the river and
has joined the ranks of those who
havo gone before. Isaac attended
the dedicatory ceremonies at Gettys
burg and was taken sick while there
and although ho bore up bravely, he
was a very sick man When bo reach
ed home, and gradually failed until
the end which came Monday night at
10 o'clock. He would have been 71
years of age on Thursday of this
week. Early In tho war ho enlisted
In Company C, Cth Pennsylvania Re
serves which was organized In this
borough. Ho served three years in
tho army of tho Potomac. Tho bur
ial will take place In tho soldiers'
plot, Glen Dyberry Friday after
noon at 2.30.
nox and High School Social.
Wayraart High school need a now
piano and they aro going to have a
box and Ice cream social at tho High
school building on Friday, October
7th. Amusements and an Interest
ing program have beeh arranged.
Proceeds to go towards getting
tho piano.
NeWS SnaDShotS 11,0 llomlliatl011 of Henry L. Stinison by the Republicans of New York was an Important
" installation of u successful trackless trolley lino near Los Angeles, Cal., marks an epoch
Of Ihe Week James
cup races were watched by thousands. Vice President Sherman's defeat by Roosevelt at Saratoga was watched by pollticl-iu.i
nil over tho nation. Brooklns' flights in Chicago gave the Windy City Its first view of nlr craft, nnd the first meeting of President Taft's cabinet after
the summer vacation occupied a prominent part in the week's news.
Forty Dollnt-s Per Month Is the Sum
That the Xcwspnpei'ninii Must Pay.
An order for forty dollars a month
was made by Judge Edwards last
week for C. R. Munn, owner of the
Carbondale Review, to pay his wife
while she is waiting for a divorce
from him.
Tho first payment Is to be made
October 5 and on the fifth of each
succeeding month, and he is to ap
pear in court soon to give bond in
the sura of five hundred dollars to
comply with the order.
Mrs. Munn has a divorce action
pending on the ground of cruel and
barbarous treatment. She claims he
threw her on the iloor and kicked
her when she was down.
Judge Vosburg is her attorney.
Who put soap into the boiler of
Protection company's steamer Is the
question the engineers of the steam
er aro asking. Who ever did It
must have had a key to the engine
house and must hava some knowl
edge of tho construction of the boil
er, for It was necessary to unscrew
a plug on top of the boiler and force
the soap down into It.
Tho steamer had just been over
hauled, placed in excellent order and
had been tested and found O. K. in
every respect. On Sunday morning
they pulled out for the lire at the
Elevator Works; ordinarily they
would havo had steam up and en
gine working in less than five min
utes, but doing their best the stok
er and engineers could not raise
steam on account of the boiler foam
ing and priming. They could not
account for this freakish condition
of affairs. It was noticed and com
mented on by a number of people
that the . steamer did not get into
operation until the lire was almost
out. The engineer and stoker are
not to blame for this and the fact
that the boiler of the engine was not
totally destroyed was due to tho care
and patience exercised by these men.
When the steamer was taken back
to tho engine house an examination
was made and conclusive proof was
obtained that some miscreant had
maliciously doctored tho steamer by
placing a bar of soap Inside of the
boiler, bo that when tire was started
tho hot water and soap formed suds,
which filled the steam room of the
boiler and worked over Into tho en
gine and completely baffled tho ef
forts of tho men to raise a pressure
of steam necessary to run tho en
gine. It is a blessing that we have
fire hydrants In tho borough for had
the firemen to depend upon the
steamer, as in the past, there would
have been a conflagration that would
have done great damage. Tho per
Bon who did this deed would be bad
enough to start a fire, to see how
his plan for deviltry would work
D, iuid H. Agent at Nineveh, N. Y.,
Waylaid ami Murdered.
Slain In cold blood nnd robbed of
considerable money and a gold watch,
H. A. Buahnell, station agent for the
Dolawaro and Hudson"' railroad at
Nln6veh, N. Y., was found along the
tracks not more than five minutes
walk from tho station.
Wounds on tho station ngent'B
head and pockets turned Inside out
told a mute story of a tragedy, the
daring of which has stirred tho offi
cials of tho company to put Its best
detectives at work on tho caso.
Bushnell was seen last about 8.4 5
Saturday night. Ho left the station
us was his custom, at that hour, tak
ing tho day's receipts with him for
safe-keeping over night. Ho didn't
turn up at his boarding house, but
nothing unusual was thought of this
until his body was discovered. He
was 55 years old and married, but
did not live with Mb wlfo.
Gordon Bennett trophy for the fastest
Foundry Bu
arsd Other
Company E
The foundry building of the Na
tional Elevator Works was discov
ered to be on fire about 8.30 Sun
day morning. People on their way
to early services In the Catholic
churches, noticed huge clouds of
smoke ascending in the neighbor
hood of Tenth street and tho Lacka
waxen river. The cry of the "Eleva
tor works on fire" was soon heard
and taken up by the crowd that hast
ened to tho scene. The alarm was glv
en, the gons sounded and very
soon tho fireman were on their way
to the fire. No. 3 coupled up to the
fire plug In front of the Nlelson resi
dence while No. 1 took th othor side
of tho hydrant and soon these two
streams were playing on the fire.
In the meantime a number of the
Elevator employees and others' arriv
ed and stretched the hoso that is
attached to the hydrant that is lo
cated in the yard of the Elovator
works, another line of hose was
stretched from the hydrant at Indus
trial point and In a short time there
were good streams playing on the
blazing building. At this time the
north side of tho building was ablaze
while the small buildings where tho
castings are cleaned and tumbled
was almost destroyed. The wind
blowing from the north swept tho
flames back into the main building
and the fire soon burst out through
the roof on the river sldo of build
ings and also came out through the
cupalos on tho peak of the roof. By
this time the Inside of tho building
was a seething sea of fire, and the
flames were spreading from rafter to
rafter and It looked as if the entire
building was doomed to destruction.
So denso was the smoko that no ono
could enter the building, but the fire
men had secured points of advantage
and poured torronts of water on tho
burning building and soon it was
seen that the flames had been checked
from spreading, nnd the men getting
closer, soon had the fire under con
trol and In a few minutes tho worst
wns over, and the fire out and the fire
men picked up and returned to their
various houses. Alert Hook and Lad
der Co. of East Honesdale came up
and rendered excellent services;
Texas No. 4 came down from tho hill
In great shape and was soon in tho
midst of tho struggle to overcome
tho fire demon and helped greatly to
subduo tho flames. Both of these
out-of-town companies brought their
apparatus to tho scone without tho
aid of horses, dragging (hem by hand,
and members of both companies aro
Tho flro started In room whore castings are
spread to foundry Indicated by cross.
lllght in an aeroplane will be held the
ISdinqs of the
but not
Fighters Ther
entitled to the thanks of all interest
ed in tho protection from Are of town
property. At one time it looked to
the spectators as if the entire build
ing was doomed and that the ad
joined buildings would be destroyed.
The steamer of Protection Engine Co.
was brought out promptly and locat
ed so as to take water from the
Lackawaxen river, but for somo roa
son did not get startod until ' tho
fire was under control. The cause
of the fire at this time is unknown
and it will probably go on record as
one of those unexplainablo incldonts
which looks strange to say the least.
There is a night watchman, Thomas
Shanley, who makes a tour of tho
works every hour, and his last tour
was just before 6 o'clock in the
morning. At that time there was no
evidence of fire. His relief is Joseph
Matthews, who came on at C a. m.
and at once went over the works
finding everything all right. He says
lie went up in tho office and began
to scrub tho iloor and clean up as
he wished to have that work done
before any of the ofllce forco came,
as he expected somo of them. Tho
first knowledge ho had of the fire
was when he heard someone cry
"Fire." Ho went to one of the rear
windows of tho ofllce' and looked out
and saw tho foundry building was
on fire. By this time ft number of
people had gathered and he joined
in helping them get the' elevator
company's hose out of the hoso house
and it was partly through his efforts
that this was the first stream of wa
ter to get started. It Is estimated
that tho loss will exceed $5,000 and
the Insurance is said to be ?4,000.
This building was erected In 1901,
when W. W. Wood was In charge of
tho works. It was erected over an
old building which had been used
since 1850. On tho front of this old
building was a Hag polo which had
been erected during tho Fremont nnd
Dayton campaign, and It was one
or tho first flag poles raised In honor
of tho birth of the Republican party.
Tho building which was burned was
erected during a very busy season
nnd It, completely encompassed the
old building, the men working Inside
tho old building until the new one
was completed, when the 'moulders
and laborers turned In and pulled
down and removed tho old building
so that they lost only ono day from
tho regular vocation of moulding and
casting. The old building was a
lnnd mark and It was a very extra
ordinary thing if the roof was not
cleaned and soon
fnr tlm
latter part of October. The Vanderbllt
on fire every time the cupalo was
used. It was customary after every
casting day for the foundrymen to
go up on the roof and with buckets
of water, wet down tho shingles, but
In spite of this precaution, some elu
sive and malicious spark or burning
ember would hide Itself in some crack
or crevice and In two or three hours
would get in Its work and the famil
iar cry of the foundry on fire would
be heard In the streets, but before
the engines would arrive neighbors
and workmen would put out the in
cipient blaze. At this time there
were no gates to keep people out of
the yards and in fact it was used
as a thoroughfare, being a short cut
between Tenth and Eleventh streets,
but now the increase of bug'jtttjss has
necessitated the using yf every bit
of yard room ami tne Vse Qf fates
nas oecome ft necessity.
ATflV Pnorcnri wna tnlrctW i r V In.
j wuub into IV 1U-
sane asylum at Danville on Tues
! day morning by W. E. Gaylord and
J Horace Moules. He lived on a farm
I just beyond the golf grounds. He
has been acting very queer lately.
Had h hobby that all banks should
close up and money should be loan-
ed to anybody without interest.
I When his disease reached an acute
stage and he became violent he was
placed in jail. He is physically a
big fellow and made a noise that
could be heard over on River road.
His cries nnd yells wero very trying
on the other prisoners and tho near
by neighbors, so that it became neces
sary to take him away to the asylum.
He did not like to wear any clothes
and was in his glory when he wore
the garb of our first ancestors. He
was fond of socialistic literature and
his mind, which was weak, had been
inflamed to such an extent by read
ing this stuff, that he soon drifted
into an Insane condition which made
it dangerous for him to be at large.
The commission who adjudged
him Insane wns composed of Dr. F.
W. Powell, Attorney C. P. Searlo and
N. B. Spencer. His caso is a sad one
as he has a family depending upon
Alonzo Spry was arrested for dis
orderly conduct and placed In tho
lockup Monday night. About 8
o'clock the snme evening fire was
discovered In his cell. Officer De
groat's timely arrival saved Spry's
life. He had set flro to tho mat
ress and bed clothes and was in a
state of collapse due to suffocation
from inhaling tho smoke. He was
brought to and sent over to the
county Jail. Tho flro was speedily
extinguished and the lockup will now
bo known as tho smoke house.
Train 29 to bo discontinued.
Train 27 for Honesdale nnd
Scranton will bo substituted Mon
day, Oct. 3rd, and run through to
Train 29 will not run after Oct.
Tho tlmo of Delaware division
trains 143, 30 and 46 will be chang
ed and Wyoming division time table
will be changed October. 2.
Beginning Monday, 'Oct. 3, and
until further notice, train 27 will
loavo West 23rd street at 2 p. in.,
Chambers street at 2.15 p. m. and
Jersey City at 2.30 p. ni and per
form the servlco of train 29 except
ing tho stop at Monroe which will
be omitted; will havo connection
at Greycourt from Nowburgh branch
points, and at Goshen from Mont
gomery brnnch points. Will leave
Port Jervis at 6 p. m.
Train 27 will carry tho Honosdalo
parlor car.
Lot overy Wayne county man
act as a detectlvo and when you find
a crook grab him nnd let overy do
cent citizen help tho grabber and put
tho crook In custody.
event in the political calendar.
in transportation. Contest fo
Five men were arrested at Falls
burgh lust Friday night In whom
the authorities bellee they havo
about one-half ot the members of
an organized gang of horso thieves
that have been operating in. this coun
ty with startling success for several
weeks past. Indeed It is quite pos
sible that the men belong to tho
notorious coterie of crooks who
make horse stealing their business
and have been known to have had
ht adquarteis at Ceutervllle for years,
and members of which are from
time to time brought to justice. Tho
uieu .vere captured after patient ef
forts on the part of the Sheriff's of
fice here to get track of them after
the stealing of a horse from C'or
wiu Beach at Klamesha, and ono
from the stables of Flagler & Mor
geusteln at Fallsburgh. Benjamin
Brown, a Hebrew Hung near Klam
esha, was arrested about a week ago
suspected of being implicated in tho
stealing of the Corwin Beach horse.
Brown told enough to give the offi
cers proof that there were several
men implicated in the theft.
It so happened that Brown was
confined in a cell in the temporary
jail here next to that of another He
brew In for some minor offense.
While Deputy Sheriff George Neu
mann, who understands German per
fectly, was looking after things at
the jail Friday, he overheard, Brown
confiding to his cell neighbor that
certain men were to come to Falls
burgh that night. Mr. Neumann
quietly gathered In ai. he could and
then summoned Policeman Charles
Neumann of this, village and con
stable Vally Smith, and telling them
what he had heard sent thepi to
fallsburgh to look for the men,
being unable to go himself as the
other members of the sheriff's forc
wcrp out of town.
On reaching Fallsburgh the oill
eerg found every resident of that
community, witn tne exception of
some who wero implicated, more
than anxious to nssist them in every
way to apprehend the horse thieves.
It may be said. In fact thnt It was
due to the zealous efforts of many
or the Vallsburgh citizens that the
officers wei-o s6 rdOC-8SsIul.
When the train known as the'
"Scoot" reached Fallsburgh, sure
enough there stopped off Ben Red
ner, better known as "Pinky," who
was known to Constable Simpson of
Fallsburgh, and whom the officers
took Into charge at once. "Pinky"
was horror stricken. His two pals
wore coining on the night lino and
would assuredly meet the same fate.
Ho glanced over the crowd and saw
Mlko Steiglltz standing with a simi
larly worried look on his face.
"Pinky" managed to write a note
and hand it to a boy, together with
a sum of money, telling Steiglltz to
go down the line, meet the train on
which the two men were coming,
and warn them of the situation. Tho
officers secured the note and in n
mighty short time Steiglltz also was
in their care. Nothing remained but
to wait for the night line and grab
the other two men, who have sinco
proven to be Samuel Wolf, supposed
to be the ringleader of the gang,
and Isidore Goldstein.
It seemed so easy that the officers
perhaps relaxed too much. They se
cured Isidoro without trouble, but
Wolf taking In the situation eluded
the officers and ran Into the woods
near the depot. There was great
excitement as the crowd and the
constables put out in pursuit. They
practically surrounded the strip of
woods. A man walked up to Con
stable Will Simpson and said:
"Did you see him, Will?"
Simpson, supposing It to be ono
of his conferees In tho hunt, said:
"No, I didn't see him!"
At this tho man, who was none
other than Wolf, darted past him.
He had come upon Simpson una
ware, and recognizing him, realized
that this wns tho only way to get
past. As ho ran, however, he went
(Continued on Pago Eight).
October starts In to beat the rec
ord In the loss of human life. Tho
following are a few accidents which
have appeared In the dally press;
October 1 The Vanderbllt cup
race resulted In loss of life of at
least five and a dozen Injured.
October 1 Labor riots In Berlin
In which 200 persons are killed or
October 2 Twenty-nine sailors be
longing to the U. S. battleship New
Hampshire are drowned in the Hud
son river by the upsetting of n
barge-belonging to the battleship.
October 1 Twenty people killed
by a dynnmlto explosion which de
stroyed the building of tho Los An
geles Times, a paper which has been
fighting tho labor unions of that
city. A bomb was discovered tho
snme night close to tho resldonco of
tho owner of tho paper and anqther
bomb near tho residence of tho sec
retary of tho Merchant and Manu
facturers club of that city. A re
ward of $18,000 has been offered
to discover the perpetrators. Tho
loaders of tho labor unions havo
offorod their services to discover tho
men who aro guilty of this deed.
Oct. 2. Tho Dolawaro. Lacka
wanna and Western had a smashup
In tholr Scranton yards and at least
seven employees and twelve pas
sengers wero injured.