The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, November 18, 1910, Image 1

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    THE WEATHER On Friday, fnJr anil slightly milder weather will prevail, with light westerly winds be omlng vnrlnblo In tlio Jn(crlr,
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Wayne County Organ
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67th YEAR
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Governor Stuart Issues His
Thanksgiving Proclamation
Prof- Mark Creasy, Hawley, the
Victim of a Mysterious Disap
pearance At so Some Account
of Several Excellent Lectures
Prof. Mnrk Creasy, Hawley, said:
"I have an announcement that will
not Interest the ladles, and only
about fifteen of the gentlemen. I
Tind yesterday n pair of rubbers, size
S . Gold Seal brand, new. I might
tippiI them hoforc the end of the
The sessions of the Wayne County
Teachers' Institute were resumed
Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock
with devotional services conducted
by the Rev. Albert L. Whlttaker,
rector Grace Episcopal church.
Prof. John Watklns, who Is cele
brating his fifteenth anniversary as
conductor of the Institute music, had
charge of the singing. Choice Melo
dies No. 1 Is the song book in use
this year.
Some of Prof. Watklns' stage di
rections are worth reproducing.
"Avoid the sing-song rhythm."
"Don't any ladies sing bass!" "The
books up a little higher, please.
Arms off the desk. Feet on the
floor not quite so many feet at one
time! Deep breathing! Project the
"That is going to be very lovely
when we know It, and please don't
Dr. C. T. McFarlane, Controller of
the Teachers' College at Columbia
University, was the first speaker of
the morning. "The Study of a
Continent" was his subject.
"The earth." said Dr. Farlane, "Ib
round, and is heated chiefly by the
sun which Is ninety-three and a half
millions miles away. Therefore we
get a very small proportion of the
enerev which It Is sending out Into
space." Dr. Farlane is an able left
hand blackboard artist, and illus
trated his lecture by apt Illustra
tions. "Wind," he continued, "is
a body of air sliding down 'an lso
barlc surface. Aviators find the
higher they ascend the faster it goes. ,
..ti... 0i, m nil
South America to put a Lusitanla on,
although South America is as nearl"'Kua "u ."" bum'
London5 as New York is. There is UHyo. pu s it Into the ground He
thirty inches annua y of rainfall in
; 'l.L' a,, , , ' ,niCh, i, 1
London than In New l ork. London
Is foggy simply because moisture is
always present and not because of
the rainfall.
"Soudan is the hope of Africa.
That's why England sent Gordan in
to Egypt; that's why they are keep
ing their fingers on Egypt. Some
day It Is going to be an awfully rich
country. It would be awfully hot
If it wasn't so high. England
spends more on irrigation than she
is getting out of it.
"If Christopher Columbus hadn't
just happened to get into the trade
winds he never would have discover
ed North America. Learn, in teach
ing geography, the location of a
continent, what winds play on it,
its relief system, what moisture it
gets, its Industries, what sort of set
tlements and markets it has, the
routes of trade and organize your
information. It is a poor way of
teaching geography to give the child
a list of tho natural products."
Dr. McFarlane, the Controller
of the Teachers' College at Colum
bia university, New York City, and
is the executive head of an institu
tion with an annual budget of three
auarters of a million dollars, was
compelled to leave Wednesday af
ternoon on the 2:50 Erie train, de
livering his last lecture at 1:45 p
m. His position as instructor was
taken by Prof. Charles S. Albert of
Bloomsburg State Normal School.
Dr. McFarlane who .goes to Butler
from here to lecture at a county
institute there granted tho CITIZEN
reporter an interview. His biogra
phy was brief as well as striking.
"I was born," he said, "I worked
all my life, and 1 am still living." .
After an intermission of fifteen
minutes, Superintendent J. J. Koeh
ler called the roll of the teachers by
"hundreds," one hundred rising at a
time, repeating their assigned num
bers In rotation, and then taking
their seats.
Prof. Wntklns took charge for a
few minutes, and the teachers sang
"Dixie" in a way that would mane
many a Southern audience turn
green with envy.
Prof. M, Creasy, of Hawley, presid
ed at the second half of tho morn
ing session at which Prof. Ira
Woods I'owerth, of Chicago Univer
sity, was tho lecturer.
In introducing his subject ho re
lated this story. "I heard of a min
ister," he said, "who preached the
same sermon Sunday after Sunday.
Finally some of tho congregation re
monstrated, "I am going to preach
tho same sermon over and over
again," tho minister replied, "un
til 1 find some of you put It into
"The fundamental characteristic
of the arts is tho control, guldanco
and mastery of some sort of forco.
Legislation, most of which Is blun
dering at an effort to control social
movements, Is the control of the
forces of society.
"What are the forces that mani
fest themselves In the school?
GRAVITATION Is one. Some teach
ers nro eo obedient to it that they
always want to sit down. ACTIV
ITY is the fundamental force that
manifests itself in the school. All
development depends upon activity.
You can't educate a dead child.
What leads a child to act? The
muscular energy of the child.
"The Greatest Word in Educa
tlon," is my subject. I am going to
deliver two lectures in the short
space of three-quarters of an hour,
If the period were shorter your pleas
ure would ho greater. The art of
education bears some resemblance
to any occupation you can mention.
There must be some characteristic
common to all arts, which gives them
a resemblance.
"Wo may learn from the practice
of them how wo may practice our
own. What is this common charac
teristic of the arts. Take the me
chanical arts. A mechanic is called
on to take charge of an Industrial
plant. He goes into the place with
a knowledge that the place is oper
ated by some particular kind of
force, whether steam, electricity or
water. He knows something of the
force, else he couldn't take the posi
tion. Every bit of machinery Is
simply a device to control the force
running tho plant.
"Politicians must agitate before
people will vote. People act in ac
cordance with their feelings, not
with their intellects.
"A revivalist must arouse tho emo
tions of the people beforo be can get
them to do, what;, ho wants them to
"The fundamental ' characteristic.
of art is the control of ft natural
force. Farming Is an art. Go out
on the farm. Observe tho farmer at
work. He goes out Into the fields,
takes seed which he supposes is
' " ou..u.u-
ings. He waits awhile. The seed
germinates; begins to grow. He
goes out and cultivates that plant.
Ho changes the particles of earth
about it: pulls the weeds out; Im
proves the conditions of the plant.
Working with tho life forco is the
essential nature of his work.
"Ho may want to irrigate one of
the fields, if he Is an Intelligent
farmer. He will look up a reser
voir, stream or pond above tho level
of the field. He has to know some
thing. He digs a ditch, perhaps be
ginning at the field. He knows of
the great natural force of gravita
tion. Ho is going to make that
force do his work. He has been
trying to control tho great natural
force we call gravitation; as it af
fects that great body of water;
guiding a natural force.
"Desire Is another factor. You
came to Institute this morning be
cause some one else came, because
you didn't want to lose the com
pensation. It was a voluntary ac
tion. A little girl didn't want to
go to bed. "Mommer," she said,
"I won't go to bed till I get ready."
Mommer spanked her, and put her to
bed. As she was fixing the covers
over her, the mother Bald to her,
"You got ready to go, didn't you?"
"No," whimpered tho little girl, "I
got ready before I thought I would."
"You won't get attention In the
school room by saying "Stop that.
I want your attention. I am not
going to proceed without your at
tention." By so doing you distract
tho attention of everybody. Get the
attitude of attention. ArouBe tho
interest of tho children in what you
are about to do, and you won't have
to say a word auout attention.
"MEMORY" Is another factor.
You'd better go to the Almighty for
your brains than to como to us
teachers to get your brains stored.
The character of tho brain structure
Is a biological matter with which we
havo nothing to do. Memory can
be cultivated by building up an as
sociation of ideas.
may be educated Into perdition by a
teacher who is not acquainted with
this fundamental force, because
every problem of tho school Is at
bottom a problem of Interest.
"I havo heard of fellows who for
got tho hour they wero to bo mar
ried. Thero are lots of fellows who
haven't said anything about It, who
feel tho same way about It. You re
member certain statements In which
you are Interested with easo.
"Wo develop tho will becauso it
leads to action. 'As a man thlnketh
in his heart so 1b he.'
"Don't worry about discipline.
You are afraid you won't be able
to control tho boys and girls. If
you Bay to them "I'm tho teacher.
I'm elected by tho community, l
get a certain wage. You'll havo to
HARIUSBUrtG, Pa., Nov. 12. Governor Edwin S. Stuart has is
sued his Thanksgiving proclamation, which Is as follows:
"In accordance with n well established custom, I, Edwin S. Stuart,
governor of tho Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, do hereby set apart
Thursdny, November 24, 1910, as a day for thanksgiving and prayer.
Tho custom of naming a day for special thanksgiving and prayer has
been observed for many years and is' one of tho most beautiful herit
ages of our national life. It Is, therefore, moot and proper that in
the midst of our activities we should pauso to acknowledge our de
pendence upon tho Giver of All Good Things, and to render to Him
our grateful thanks for the material and other blessings vouchsafed
unto us.
"We have been favored with bountiful harvests, and with freedom
from plague, pestilence and famine.
"Our schools, libraries and educational facilities havo Inspired and
elevated our people.
"Our agencies for fighting disease and preserving tho health of
the people havo been active and efficient. But we should recognize
that over and nbove tho power of man a Divine Being shapes our
destinies, and that His wise and loving caro has directed our steps
Into the paths of peace, prosperity, and happiness.
"On that day let us refrain from our usual vocations, and meet
ing in our homes, churches, and places of worship, give thanks to
Almighty God for his manifold mercies and blessings. Let us also
remember to give aid and comfort by word and deed to the sick, tho
afflicted, and unfortunate."
Enthusiastic Response to GaSS
for Financial Assistance to
Rflake Hospital Project a Suo
"Great success.
Mills!" said Hon.
speaking with a
All hail to White
Leopold Fuerth In
CITIZEN reporter
Wednesday afternoon
Charles Dorfllnger,.
"I met
Sr., and
C. H. Dorfllnger. ' Each sub
scribed $250 apiece, and pledged
4 tkemselves with the assistance of the
citizens of the town to raise a $1,000
including their own subscription,
one-fifth of the amount we need."
"Next Tuesday, November 22,
there will be a meeting of the citi
zens at tho White Mills Opera
Three glass cutters, either present
or former employes of a cut glass
works In Deposit, formerly in Hones
dale, are in the village lockup In
Deposit, awaiting an Inquest to be
I held Into tho cause of death of Al-
I fred Thompson, another glass cut
ter, 26 years old, who was found
dead in a room occupied by tho four
men In tho Loomls House, in the
no-llcenso village of Deposit, at 10
o'clock Saturday night.
Thompson came to his death by
shooting, the bullet, it is asserted
by all three prisoners, being acci
dentally fired by Walter Langan, 20
years old, one of the three prisoners.
The other two are Thomas Simmons
and Richard Drake. Tho four, they
say, went to Langan's room on the
third floor to have a friendly talk.
Thompson sat on the bed, and Lan
gan examined a revolver, and In
some way the revolver exploded. The
bullet Btruck Thompson directly at
the point of the nose, and went
downward, lodging In the spine at
the base of the brain. Death was In
stantaneous. Following tho shooting, the pris
oners maintain, they wero unnerved
by tho Incident, until one of their
number went out and called in the
authorities. When tho police en
tered tho revolver was found lying
on the dresser with one empty cart
ridge in tho barrel and four un ex
ploded ones lying alongside. CasaC!
lay scattered about the room.
All threo say there was no bad
feeling between them and that the
affair was accidental. Upon direc
tion of Coroner II. W. Wilcox, tho
men wero held by Constable Scheur-
en for tho Inquest.
Drake's home Is at Hawley and
Langan worked at Honesdale form
erly, Union Thanksgiving Services.
Tho annual Union Thanksgiving
service will ho held on Thursday
morning, Nov. 24, at 10:30 o'clock,
in the First Baptist church, Geo. S.
Wendell, pastor. Rev. A. L. Whlt-
takor, rector of Graco Episcopal
church, will preach tho sermon.
-Time Is money uso tho Bell.
bo obedient to mo, and don't you for
get it." somo hoy may say to him1
self "I don't know about that. I'm
no so suro about that."
"The successful teacher tries to
arouse tho Interests of tho children,
for If she succeeds In arousing tho
interests, the discipline will tako
caro of Itself."
Dr. Howorth's mannor Is bright
and breezy. Ho wears a "sporty
vest, and much of the time ho keeps
his hands In his pockets, but ho
knowB how to "grip" an audience,
nnii nnro hnvlnc rotten their niton
j tlon, holds it to tho end.
. -f
House at which I, District Attorney
M. E. Simons, Prothonotary M. J.
Hanlan, and H. D. Menner, Hones-
dale, will speak and enlighten the
citizens of White Mills on the work
ings of the hospital. All hail to
White Mills!"
Mr. Fuerth was delighted with tho
cheerful reception ho met at White
Mills. "$500 was raised in a few
seconds. Mr. Dorfllnger said to me,
Wo 11 raise you $500, and on Jan
uary 1, send you a check for $1,
000.' "
Honesdulo Chief Engineer to he
Chosen December G.
In accordance with the provisions
ofuthe ordinances of the Borough of
Honesdale, an election will be held
at tho City Hall, Honesdale, Pa., on
Monday, the 5th day of December,
1910, at 8 o'clock p. m. for the elec
tion of one person to act as Chief
Engineer for the Fire Department of
the Borough of Honesdale. All ac
tive members of Hose Com
pany No. x and Engine Company No.
3 of the Borough of Honesdale arc
qualified voters at such election. The
Chief Engineer so elected shall serve
for one year or until his successor
shall have been duly elected.
By order of tho Town Council,
John Kuhbach, Chief Burgess.
John Canivan, High Constable.
Miss Weiss Presides ut Enthusiastic
Meeting Last Friday.
Miss Tillle Weiss presided at a
board meeting of the Women's Aux
iliary for tho Wayne County Hospi
tal Association, last Friday after
noon, in the Town Hall. About
$000 is on deposit.
Miss Weiss made tho pleasing an
nouncement that Dr. R. H. C. Gib
bons, New York, would donate sur
gleal instruments to the proposed In
stitutlon. Ills son will furnish tho
operating tablo and other furniture.
Many former Honesdalo folks are
making liberal donntlons for this
new project; among tho number be
ing Mrs. Samuel Katz, Now York,
who gave $5. Hawley residents are
also contributing liberally.
Friday evening, November 25,
mass meeting will bo held in Town
Hall of ladles of tho Honesdale, and
suburdan districts. Every woman
Is cordially invited to attend.
Chester Pedagogues Full to Comply
With Instructor's Request.
West Chester, Pa., Nov. 16. Tho
Instructors attending tho county in
stitute were early In line this morn
ing to give their help In making tho
annual affair a success. Sectional
work was started with Mrs. Emily
HlggluB in charge This featuro of
the Institute serves to bring the
teachers Into close contact with the
practical things pertaining to every-
day school work, and thus far has
been quito satisfactory.
Professor Jerry March, who has
charge of tho music, complimented
tho teachers on their handsome hats
but politely requested them to ro
movo them during tho exorcises,
which request was not honored to
any appreciable extent.
-Don't write uso tho Bell.
were the
Hunkele Brothers Sent to U.
of P. Laboratory for Analysis?
Would This Have Been Done
Unless the Scranton Doctors
Had Strong Suspicions? Did
Tltoey Find Poison ?
"Dr Wilson wouldn't have senti Hunkele says that he courts a
the viscera to Philadelphia unless he full Investigation. His statements,
suspected," said District Attorney M. aside from the fact that he wanted
E Simons, Thursday morning, to a to have the sons placed in an insti
C1TIZEN representative. The Dls- tutlon for the weak minded, and tho
trict Attorney has been Informed that finding of the body of Charles under
' . tho bed after a thorough search had
AVayno County's District
Investigating Alleged
the vital organs of the Hunkele
Brothers, who met such a tragic end
in Palmyra township last week, have
been sent to the University of Penn-i
sylvanla laboratories in Philadelphia
for further analysis.
The very fact that the result of
tho autopsy is being held back, and ,
that the Scranton doctors are dis
playing such extraordinary secrecy
and caution and want their findings
corroborated, gives rise to strong!
suspicions. Did they find poison In
their search? What was tho nature
of the drug that did its deadly work,
if drug there was? Was it a case or
suicide? The latter theory seems
almost untenable. As far as can be
learned, the brothers did not havo
any love affairs. Their worst fault,
If fault It can be called, was the fact
that they had such voracious appe
"Do you think I brought up my
two sons to nearly a half century of
life each, taking caro of them all
the time, to mako away with them
at my time of life?" was tho reply
made by tho accused fnthor who Is
under $500 ball, to a reporter Wed
nesday morning.
"Did you ever quarrel with your
sons?" ho was asKcu.
'1 sometimes had to scold them,"
was tho rejoinder, but I never pun
ished them. I scolded them last
Thursday. I told them to pull just
the larger turnips and they pulled all
of them. They told mo to go to
h . They wero tho real bosses. I
never crossed thorn. Charles was
worse than Edward. Once nbout
eight years ago, ho struck me in tho
neck with a hoo, which hurts yet.
Both wero enormous eaters.
"They did not complain of feeling
111 when I loft for Honesdalo Thurs
day to pcddlo fish. They lived hero
all alono last winter while I conduct
ed a store In Honesdale, coming down
once a week to see them. That win
tor they ato thirty-eight bushels of
potatoes alone. One tlmo I brought
down twenty-five pounds of corned
beef. They ato It In two days.
Mrs. Hunkelo also testifies to tho
healthy appetites of her two step
sons. "Often," sho said, "they would get
up in tho middle of tho night nnd
cook enough cabbage and meat for
a whole family and at breakfast tlmo
bo ready for another largo meal."
Tho neighborhood gossip to tho ef
fect that Mrs. Hunklo had refused
to como back and live with her hus
band until the sons wore mndo to
loavo the house, seems to bo without
foundation. Sho was called to Now
Haven, Conn., to visit n rolatlvo who
was sick and roturned immediately
upon tho receipt of a tclogram an
nouncing tho death of hor two step
Viscera of the
been made by officers, nothing has yet
been unearthed that would point to
tho guilt of the father. No poison
of any kind was found about the
promises. Hunkele stoutly main
tains that he did not hear Charles
enter the house Friday night, though
he admits he did not sleep well. He
said he feared for his safety, as he
had left the house with only one shoo
and stocking on. Ho often went out
in the winter time in that manner,
he said. He didn't know any better.
The feeling in the community has
abated somewhat and tho suspect has
many friends who will not believe he
had anything to do with the double
K irugeuy.
Mr. Hunkele was in Honesdale tnis
week and called on Charles A. Mc
carty, Esq. What the exact nature
of the intrevlew was cannot bo defi
nitely ascertained; but from certain
reliable sources it is said that he is
concerned about having a lawyer.
He Is known to havo little or no
money, and in that case the court
would be compelled to appoint some
lawyer to defend him. He Is going
about his business however, as usual,
and seems apparently calm and self
possessed. On his way home Hunkele dropped
into a tailoring shop and took away
with him two pairs of trousers which
he had ordered three weeks ago for
his sons.
"If I Intended killing my boys,"
said Hunkele leaving the shop, "I
would 'not como here three weeks
ago and buy my clothes."
Judge Scnrle, of Honesdule,
sided License Revoked.
Judge Searle, of Honesdale, pre
sided at a special session of the Plko
county courts on Monday morning
at 11 o'clock to hear argument, etc.
In the equity proceedings of Harry
Peters vs. Arthur Lederer, both resi
dents of Lehman township, to par
tition a tract of land in that town
ship in which both hold interests.
Attorney Erdinan moved for tho re
moval of the case to the United
States Circuit Court at Scranton, al
leging that Mr. Lederer Is not a resi
dent of Pennsylvania. Tho motion
was granted.
At the same time a decision of the
court was handed down, revoking
tho license of Thomas W. Davis at
Big Pond. Mllford Dispatch.
Mcthodist Anniinl Conferences.
Methodist Episcopal bishops in
session at Washington, D. C, as
signed conferenco duties, plnces and
the Bishops who are to preside.
Bishop Warren will preside at tho
Troy conferenco nt Saratoga Springs
on April 5; Bishop Anderson, Cen
tral Pennsylvania Conference,
Bloomsburg, March 15; Bishop Nuel
son, New York, East Conference, at
New Rochelle, March 29; Bishop
Smith, New York Conference, nt
Now York, March 29; Bishop Mc
Intyre, at Wyoming Conference,
Owego, March 29, and at Northern
Now York Conference, Ogdenshurg,
April 19.
Rreud Raking Moro Important Than
Fudgo Making, Snys Teacher.
East Orange, N. J., Nov. 12.
"The girls of to-day aro fully justi
fied in being frivolous and particu
larly In being frivolous about tho
way they dress their hair in these
days," said Charles W Evans, prin
cipal of tho local high school, this
afternoon In tho opening address at
tho tenth annual mooting of tho
New Jersey Congress of Mothers.
"They nro frivolous because they
don't get tho right kind of training.
Wo aro doing all kinds of things
for tho boys and wo aro continually
asked to do moro, but I would like
to make an appeal for tho girls.
"I would a great deal rather a
daughter of mlno could mako a good
loaf of bread than that sho could
mako tho most delicious fudge."