The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, November 23, 1910, Image 1

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67th YEAR
NO 93
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Over One Hundred Wayne Oo.
School Directors Register at
Opening Session Friday After
noonOr. Howerth on "Public
One hundred and two school dl-1
rectors of Wayne county registered,
Friday afternoon, when tne opening,
session of the Fifteenm annum uuu
vention was called to order by tne
President, .R M. Stocker, at 1:45
o'clock iu n few well chosen re
marks. The first speaker on the.
program was Dr. I. W. Howerth.
of Chicago University, Chicago, 111.,
who spoke on the problem of "Pub
lic Health." In part he said:
"There are several subjects of
common Interest to us. You are
trying to change your school laws
and modify your system. We are
doing the same thing in Illinois. I
was the secretary of the Education
al Commission in my state, and I
know something of the work and the
difficulty of securing a modification
In the school system.
"One of the greatest movements
In Modern Education is the move
ment in the direction of a more con
scientious and careful attention to
the welfare of school children. In
Massachusetts they have laws pro
viding for medical inspection. In
Verniont they have similar laws. In
twenty states they are trying to se
cure such legislation. There is med
ical inspection in Philadelphia, Pitts
burgh, Harrlsburg' and Realling."
Dr. Howerth gave a succinct ac
count of the great plagues of his.
tnrv. and of the manner in wtlicn
they were handled or mishandled, -
Coming OOWn to our own uaja, mm ! a
iilspiissinc the maladies that tlesh
is heir to, he said among other
"Our Dear Old Friend, Mr. Fly."
"Wherever there is an epidemic
of typhoid fever there is great ig
norance on the part of the people
or great neglect on the part of the
authorities. Typhoid is not merely
f.niKed bv contaminated water. It
Is transmitted by the house lly. As
a boy I wondered why the lly was
created. I remember reading that
Martin Luther thought all things
were created for some beneficent
purpose. He came to the conclusion
finally, after much thinking, that
files were created by the Devil to
annoy men with bald heads.' One
of the greatest enemies of the fly
has said "swat the fly and swat him
early In the season." A single house
fly will lay 128 eggs, and in a sin
gle season will produce four sextll
lions of descendants.
What To Do With Mr. Fly.
"A little girl saw a fly on her
hand. 'Poor little fly. she said,
poor little fly. Nobody loves you
tut God. I guess you'd better go to
God' and killed the fly.
"Children may Inherit a predis
position to consumption. Tubercul
osis is a germ disease. Every sin
gle germ may be stamped out of
existence by the application of In
telligence. Out of every ten people
who die In the United States, one
dies of consumption. There should
be no spitting In public places. If
a consumptive spits in a public
place he may bo the unconscious
murderer of other people. The dl
Tectors should see to it that every
little school has a 'bubble' fountain.
See to it that the child Is built up to
resist the little germs all about us.
You teachers ought to raise the win
dows every hour and let tho chil
dren roam around tho room.
"There are some dangers
connected with medical Inspection.
Rut the child who comes to school
with adenoid growths Is handicap
ped In his efforts to get an educa
tion. We call him a dull child per.
haps. And yet the teacher that calls
a child a 'blockhead' Is a 'block
head' himself and oughtn't to be al
lowed in tho school room.
"Wo have discovered that disease
is not merely a visitation of the
Deity upon the people for their sins.
Wherever there is a disease, there
is a cause.
"See that the children have pure
water, pure food and fresh air
Traveling through Kansas, I tried
in vain to And the cup to get a
drink. I asked tho porter "What
has become of the cup?" "I had to
put it away,'' ho said, "wo are
traveling through Kansas." You
liavo to have your Individual com
munion cup In Kansas to get a
drink of water.
"Every child Is n public asset. Ho
Is worth so much to society. A
school director is a public sorvant.
The director who pushes tho move
ments looking to tho health of the
child future generations will rise
up and call him blessed. Devoto
yourselves to laying the foundations
01 maiviuuai ana social cnaracier,
wiiy rauracmr must, resi uu mis pny
steal well-being of the men and
Women as its basis. Its perpetuity
will all depend upon this physical
Mr. Stockcr's Address.
R. M. Stocker said in part: "That
an education was more than a com
mercial asset. That an educated
man should have high Ideals. No
man rises above his ideals. An edu
cated man lives more in one day
than an ignorant man lives in a
year. His powers of appreciation
are increased and he can enjoy more
than the man whoso powers are un
developed. Neither do we educate
boys in order that they can get a liv
ing without work, but wo educate
them that they may be more efficient
in their work. One of the institute
workers spoke of four boys "three
of them succeeded, one obtained a
high office, another became worth
$50,000,000, etc. The other, while
working with his hoe, wondered
why he had not done as well." I
thought perhaps the man with the
hoe was the greatest success of eith
er of the four, judged by any right
standard. That man Is the greatest
success who does the most for his
fellowmen. The Great Teacher took
a little cnim ana set mm in me
mij,t nnA k.iIiI hp that would he
greatest of all let him be servant of
History, a row years ngo, was
auch but an account of mon-
not mu
archs and great military heroes, but
less and less space is being given to
war and more to the history of the
people every year. We must teach
the rising generation of children to
perform their duty wherever they are
placed. School directors should do
their duty by tho schools under
their care."
List of Directors Present.
These directors registered Friday
Milton A. Tuthlll, Canaan; Walter
Anderson, Manchester; John E. Ha
ley, Prompton; John J. H. Klllgal
len, Texas township; Frank A. Brun
ner, Texas; E. J. Marks, Texas; E.
D. Bunnell, Dyberry; J. E. Lock
wood, Canaan; Wm. Scully, Canaan;
Wm. Richard, Cherry Ridge; George
L. Bates, Prompton; Charles J,
Yatha, Atco; F. C. Brill, Oregon;
John H. Brill, Oregon; Frank R.
Olmsted, Paupack; A. J. Wilcox,
Clinton; M. J. Shanley, Clinton; O
W. Hauensteln, Clinton; F. W. Bunt-i
lng. Clinton: C. H. Pethick, Bethany;
Ira E. Bryant, Dyberry; J. E. Hen
shaw, Dyberry; E. Egan, Dyberry;
Thomas J. Hoar, Dyberry; George
E. Ehrhardt, Dyberry; I. J. Many,
Bethany; F. F. Smith, White Mills;
John Troop, White Mills; Joseph
Neville, Holllstervllle; William Ros
ener, Holllstervllle; William Eber
lein, Hollstervllle; F. F. Conrad,
Holllstervllle; John W. Thomas, J.
P. Flynn. H. W. Decker. Joe Fltz-
slmmons, F. M. Woodmansee, J. E.
Holbert, Starlight; J. J. I'eriiam,
Pleasant Mount; S. B. Doyle, Pleas-
ant Mount; O. F. Bowen, Pleasant
Mount: I. S. Brown. Starrucca; C. T
Glover, Starrucca; Andrew Koehler,
Starrucca; Luclan UrlnK, 'rea
Saunders. Berlin; J. F. Warileld,
Buckingham; E. W, Chapman, Buck
ingham; T. F. Dunn, Mt. Pleasant;
George Beehn, Newfoundland; H.
A. Bennett, Bethany; John E. Hen
derson, Bethany; Grant Hawley,
Lookout; Bert Glllow, Lookout; C.
A. HIckB, Berlin; Peter Swltzer,
Cherry Ridge; S. R. Crane, Pau
pack; G. E. Perkins, Waymart; R.
E. Randall, Waymart; R. W. Hull,
Waymart; John Courtney, Goulds
boro; Dr. C. E. Ellenberger, GouldB
boro; Aaron Black, Lake; Asa F.
Jones, Salem; A. N. Patterson, Sa
lom; R. E. Sargent, Honesdale, R.
D. No. 1; A. W. Eno, Seelyvlllo; Ed.
E. Wolsch. Seelyvlllo; William H.
Wood, Prompton; A. T. Sluman,
I.niirll! TV P. Tllnkp. Bfithnnvr D.
13. Manning, Bethany; F. C. Schoell,
Honesdale; Fred LaParnt, Texas;
William H . Pragnoll, Honesdale; C.
Hctzel, South Canaan; J. Lesllo Vail,
Lebanon; F. H. Rldd, Lobanon; II,
R. SamBon, Lake township; S. L.
Glover, Starrucca; L. D. Fielding,
So Canaan; Arthur J. Simons, Mt.
Pleasant; J. L. Buck, Starrucca;
Peter Knox, Prompton; A. T. Searlo,
Honesdale; A. M. Lelne, Honesdale;
C. W. 'Graser, Dreher; Jnraea F.
Moylan, Cherry Illdgo; William
Molody, Cherry Ridge; F. H. Crock -
onberg, Cherry Ridge; 13. R. Bodle,
Prompton; B. E. Smith, Slko; F. L.
Hartford, Sterling; R. B. Simons,
For a Merrier Christmas
Consumer s League, the organization which
has done so much to better the conditions
under which women and children work in fac
tories and stores, appeals to all women in
Honesdale to start their Christmas shopping
early and thus relieve the nerve-racking ten
sion which has always .prevailed the week
before Christmas. ,
Will you cut out this 'pledge, sign it and pin
it up somewhere in plain view where you
can't help seeing it?
That 1 will do MY share to relieve the
terrible crush of Christmas shopping by
making all of my Christmas purchases on
before Dec
If you women of Honesdalc do this and live
up to your pledges you will make Christmas
mean much more to many hearts this year.
Sterling; W. 13. Lesher, Sterling;
W. 12. Halles, Sterling; R. II. Stev-jto
ens, Sterling; Heenan Cale, Brnman;
Robert Whittaker, South Sterling.
Saturday Morning.
The Saturday morning session of
tho Wayne County School Directors'
Association opened at 9 o'clock with
President R. M. Stocker in the chair.
The minutes of last year's meeting
were read and approved.
Some discussion followed on the
apparent loss of the "by-laws," their
present location not being known.
President Stocker suggested that ho
could And out perhaps by looking
up the newspaper flies.
The annual election of officers
was then held, and resulted as fol
lows: President, Harry Atkinson,
Hawley; secretary, A. M.
Honesdale; treasurer, Fred
mie; treasurer, rreu oauau-
Honesdale " vice-p-resldents.
Thomas Dunn, Mt. Pleasant; Dr. C.
n;. ttiiennerger, uouiusuoro. rive
ilnlnnntn. . i . 1-1 .-i 1 nntnil . n Mi n U t n t n
"--i c Z .v,cvlv-u l" " 1
Convention. They are: E. R. Bodle, :
Prompton; R. B. Simons, Sterling;
James F. Mahlin, Mt. Pleasant;
Robert Whittaker, Dreher; W. B.
Lesher, Stirling,
T- . t 01 xt . r ...... .1 1 .. .1 '
ur. a. i ' V, ewiuuiiuiuuu,,
gave an .nieresuiig repurt uu u.u .
last State Convention. One of the
opcaituia at uiui tuuiciuiuu ""'"i I
"Take sufficient time to build your
scnooi nouse. buuu "y;
Get an architect. Have ample cloak
tV m . t i j J
linn A InniTA rP CnfiKlA WrnolHnnt
the first address. In part he said:
"Besides being a school director
.1 .. T V.nn n n .nn.ADnntnHitA
, 7r'V ..vov-iwv,
of the 300 men who have sat on the
Judge's bench. Every Judge has
been at some time a school direc
tor." Judge Searlo related a number of
interesting anecdotes about some of
the men who have worn the ermine
in Wayne county. "Judge Porter,"
he continued, "In sentencing a young
man to prison, said: "I trust young
man you'll spend some time In the
penitentiary cursing whisky which
brought you here." "Yes, Your
Honor, I will and Porter' too."
"Judge Purdy was an honest
judge and meant to be fair to every
Judge Searle said in tho course of
hiB remarks that he came here In
1881; that he helped to organize the
directors' association, and acted as
Its first president.
"The school directors," ho went
on, "ought to direct and take chargo
of the school. Do not bo led by pub-
11c clamor. Do what you think Is
right regardless of public clamor.
Do your duty as you know It and
trust to the end to come out right."
"I'd advise you to read the school
laws carefully. Choose a teacher,
and when you chooso one make the
first requlslto CHARACTER, tho sec
ond, CHARACTER and the third,
CHARACTER. Tho County Super
intendent will take care of tho edu
cational qualifications.
"In tho choice of teachers you
want one to whom you could trust
your child, for a teacher cither
damns or makes a child through tlmo
and eternity.
"Look to tho school room. See
that the school room is kept clean
and orderly and well-ventllatcd.
Have two thermometers In tho room.
Have the Hag planted on every
school house ln Wnvno countv. ho
that every boy may bo Inspired to
patriotism. Look out for tho sup
plies. Seo that they are gotten and
kept on hand, visit the schools,
The law says you must visit them
once a month. I visited tho schools
onco a month, as a director, and I
am a very busy man. You may say
I am not acquainted with what ls
taught hero? That don't mako any
difference. You can seo whether the
teachers .aro doing what thoy ought
to do, whether thoy aro keoplng or
, der or not, whether tho children are
neat and clean.
"Ono of your duties Is to look at-
tor tho boys outside of tho school.
general secretary of the
' if a boy or girl Is going wrong, try
see If you can't straighten them
out. The saddest thing 1 have had
to do is to send a fourteen-year-old
boy to the House of Correction.
Teach the boys tho value of time,
teach them to do something to
"I would have every boy taught to
do vSome work, not that he may
make money, but because Idleness
is a sin.
I "A boy oughtn't to be paid for
I everything. If he does fifty cents'
. worth of work pay him just that
I much. The. value of a $1 and of a
$1 worth of services Is the best
thing1 for any boy to learn.
" 'Times are not as good as they
used to be,' people sometimes say.
, going to the demnltlon bows. After
tbe election .we .find, out that there,
a whoo lot of pretty good feV
T . . .1 r i .i i .
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poem on "Bethany In 1820." "Beth-
any ,s improving," he continued;
" wayne county is improving. Our
schools, farms and roads are improv
lng. With the telegraph and the
telephone and rural free delivery,
" ....... - -
home nfe jn Wayne county ls lm
provlng. The country la gr0wlng
uetter. u ls foP you directors to alu
Jjj tne gOOd Work
, ,.Tn0 Bt kind of d ciUzen
.8hljHls that which goes along, willing
to do ,thelr duty 0 d Mftke
your boys contented so that they
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will not bo running away to the city.
.Make this county, with her farms and
lakes and babbling brooks, and
mnllntnln tnna n n 11 11 f ttm nn.l
1 '
oest piaceg one of tno i,app est and
,,ps. nllnMon in th ,hni nno f
best counties In the whole State of
t I'. Kimnie, Esq., delivered a
strong address in which he made
some startling statements:
General discussion was opened by
the president, and after a free ex
pression of views, the convention ad
journed at noon.
Mr. Kimble's Address,
Directors of Wayne County:
When your chairman asked me, a
few days ago, to speak for a few
minutes to tho directors, I readily
assented; not that I havo any new
theory to offer, but because of my
interest in the good cause of public
education. If we rightly apprcclato
tho enormous consequences that re
sult from combined efforts of those
in charge of the public school sys
tem, even for a single year, none of
us can fall to be Impressed with tho
responsibility of the office of direc
tor. With school property In the
state exceeding tUG.000,000 ln value,
with 34,028 schools to bo supplied
with teachers, and with the annual
payment to these teachers of over
$19, 500, 000, wo can scarcely compre
hend tho great burden resting on
thoso in charge of running the pub
lic educational system of our state.
Having taught ln my early days,
and sluco served as school director
for over fifteen yoars, I havo learned
to appreclato tho services of direc
tors and always gam Inspiration
from UiIb collective body.
No question for solution to-day ls
fraught with greater consequences
than tho question of education of our
futuro citizens. Any discission
among educators, .of ways and means,
and of Intelligent methods for tho
promotion of tho efficiency of tho
educational system, ls worthy of our
earnest consideration.
Chiefly then wo should enquire In
to tho motlvo that actuates us aB di
rectors, Havo wo broad conceptions
of tho responsibility and dignity of
tho office? And aro wo all keoplng
before our vision high Ideals of tho
results to bo attained?
Dr. J. P. Wlckorshnm, lato Super
intendent of Public Instruction iu
Pennsylvania. In tho latter nart of
IiIb career, was elected to the office
of school director, and was wont to
say to his friends, that ho had just
been elected to tho highest offico In
tho gift of his constituents. Tho
(Continued on Pago Four).
Reasons Assigned by People
who are in the Public Eye for
Giving Thanks-Past Year One
of Prosperity-
Who Want It.
1. What .special reasons, ns an in
dividual, do you have for giving
thanks this year?
li. Whnt special reasons, ns u com
munity, do c have for giving
Where will you spend Thanks
Rlvlng? A number of well-known residents
nr ltr.noc.Hnln nr nalrn,! thnso nllPS-'tO
tions by a representative of the
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CITIZEN Monday morning. Their
replies, numuereu accoruiugiy, arci
given below. The list might have !
won ninoli PYtnnrlPil. lint Hip ronnrt-
er was unfortunate in finding that I
a good many men were attending I
bank directors' meetings, out ofi
town, or otherwise engaged. j
Mayor John Kuhbach, who ls in ,
the second year of his successful ad-
ministration of the affairs of the ,
municipality, when seen, said:
1. "That's rather a hard question.
There are so many things to be
thankful for. Well, I tell you, to
be well and have your family well
and business prosperous. That
ought to be enough, personally,
hadn't it?"
2. "Well, as a community, we
certainly have special reasons. The
buslness of Honesdale is in a good, .
healthy, prosperous condition. Any
man, woman, young woman or girl
can find employment. The pros-
perlty Is shown by the fact that new
"mca r""
u i.uu.e 10 result;. a. ueu i imVe burdened us1 with taxes and
epidemics and diseases generality debt, in order that the owners of
The laws in the borough in regard real estat0 on Mn,n 8treet Bnould
to peace and good order are ob-,havo thelr propertlea advanced iu
served very closely. We have a .., nf M, ' no , tn m,.
High school and corps of teachers
second to none
. a new Armory build-,
ing, a hospital practically assured,
and a number of new industries
statting with energetic young men
in charge who are bound to succeed.
3. "At home."
District Attorney M. E. Simons
granted the reporter an Interview.
In reply to tho interrogations he
1. "Oh, I don't know. I got a
good many."
2. "I don't know anything better
than the general health of tho com
munity, which is excellent at this
3. "At homo."
'Squire Robert A. Smith had these
replies to make:
1. "I havo none. I believe in
giving thanks always. I always
celebrato Thanksgiving.
2. "For all prosperity, for every
thing that happened and was done.
Of course there are some things.
Since November 1 we havo been
having bad weather for November.
Still we had a nice Fall."
3. "Wo always have a family
Thanksgiving dinner."
County Detective N. B. Spencer
1. "My family and myself enjoy
tho best of health."
, 2. "That tho town 1b in tho most
firbsperous condition it has been In
many yoars. The poor ' man has a
chance to earn his dally bread. There
is chance for every man who is will
ing to work."
3. "At home."
Prothonotary M. J. Hanlan:
1. "It was a successful year for
mo Indeed. Prosperous year for tho
entire country; abundant crops; un
precedented prosperity."
2. "Tho prosperity of Honesdale,
with tho exception of our strike,
It was ono of tho most prosperous
years In the history of the borough
There has been a building boom ln
tho town."
3. "1 will spend Thnnksglvin
Mrs. Pulls and Mrs. Palmer, del
egates from tho Slko Sunday school
to tho Bethany convention, on Fri
day, met with an accident which
might havo resulted very seriously
i to thorn. After tho afternoon bcs-
I slon, they started for homo In their
buggy. Whllo "proceeding along tho
road, they heard tho hoof beats of
a horso rapidly approaching them
from tho rear. Owing to tho buggy
canopy thoy were unable to look
and seo who It was, but thoy made
Work for
with my mother, Mrs. Ann Dillon,
White Mills. It ls nn annual affair.
My family go with me, and Miss
Emma Ferber and Robert A. Ferber
W. H. Lee, Esq., had this to say:
1. "For the kind Providence of a
loving Father, that has crowned tho
year with fair health and happiness
myself and loved Ones."
9 "Ti'nr Mm mnnv nnTinrtnnltlnci
whereby increased knowledge was
obtainable, better fitting me for the
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"tles of the presentfllfo and for
"" i-u tumu.
3. "That all my kindred are per
mitted to join the nation In giving
thanks for these and unnumbered
blessings that have come to us and
fl excei'lent churches whero
,ntQ,nt rc,,i ronoi,nr
intelligent, consecrated preachers
have unremittingly and fearlessly
attacked wrongs and wickedness in
all places, have encouraged the weak
comforted the sick and hard bestead,
pointed lovingly the unredeemed
to their Savior and urged, with all
their' manhood, their acceptance of
the only Redeemer.
"That tho city fathers are no
worSo than their predecessors, al-
though ..they haVe done tho things
t, ought not t0 nave done and
haVe left undone the things they
ht t h done and thero..l3
uotnlng but mud for us t0 wiUk ,n
even on the crossings. They m ght
ln nrnnrtv nwnpr ln .,.nrt fh.v
have kInd,y worked their heiPi paId
a part of the debt, and permitted us
to slumber quietly. When persons
duly elected to the offices of tire
borough shall put the same energy,
vim, careful business calculation In
to their official actions as has crown
ed their private affairs, we shall
hope upon some future occasion to
havo much more to encourage us to
give thanks as a community"
3. "Expect to be at home on
Thanksgiving day."
Judge A. T. Searle said:
"I am thankful for contentment,
friends, and health. The county has
not suffered from floods and despite
the dry weather has enjoyed general
plenty and prosperity. I shall spend
Thanksgiving In Honesdale."
Emerson W. Gammell, Register
and Recorder, said:
"That there were not as many
mortgages filed this year as usual.
A good many mortgages have been
satisfied. The farmers," ho continu
ed, "aro In pretty good circum
stances compared with what they
used to be."
Charles A. McCarty, Esq., has the
following good reasons for being
1. There are so many reasons why
I should be thanwful, that I And It
difficult to specify. Perhaps the
greatest are, continuous good health,
dally increasing business and pros
perity, and the feeling that I havo
added at least some now friends to
those I had a year ago, without the
loss of any of tho old.
2. General good health, Industrial
and commercial activity; the rapid
recovery of the town from the ef
fects of tho recent labor troubles;
tho peaceableness and law-abiding
disposition of the people; the strict
enforcement of the law and tho pos
sibility that our streets will be In
a better condition within the next
3. I shall spend Thanksgiving Day
In Honesdale.
room for tho approaching vehicle
to pass them by driving to tho side
of tho road. Meanwhile, tho ve
hicle came thundering down tho
road, struck tho wheels of tho bug
gy ln which the ladles were seated,
demolishing tho wheels, making a
complete wreck of tho buggy, and
throwing tho ladies to tho ground,
but not seriously Injuring thorn,
Thev at once retraced their steps to
Bethany, secured another wagon,
and proceeded on their way home.
Shortly after this occurrence, Mr.
Oscar Miller, who was also attend
ing tho convention,, and had left his
horse and wngon tied under tho
sheds of tho Methodist Episcopal
church, discovered that his horse
and buggy wero missing, and It 1b
thought that possibly It was his rig
which had done tho damage. Mr.
Miller ls a very careful and pains
taking man, and no doubt tied his
horso securely, and it Is a mystery
how ho mnnaged to get loose and
run away.