The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, December 09, 1910, Image 1
WKAT1IHH FORECAST: Bnow. 1&ITHEU FORECAST: Sn THE CITIZEN is tho, most widely roml semi-weekly ncwspnper in Wnyno County. Lustier now than at any time in its 07 years' history. Little Frf . i, Ithrtrn IS n. Mntlfn I' .! M , V . . . -- ' 'yoiiW-.lt In THE GITIZK! hi know It'n no! 67th YEAR HONE SD ALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1910. 2 ,0 98 w WARRANT OUT FOR H. A. ODAY NOW WHILE THE CITIZEN turocn eged Mistreatment ported Altercation In HI Alleges That GH. A. Oday Said Deponent." WARRANT ISSUED BY W. H. HANI, J. P. PROF. ODAY COULD WOT BE FOUND WHEN CONSTA BLE VIANG TRIED TO SERVE WARRANT IT IS SAID PROF. ODAY LEFT HONESDALE HAD NOT RETURNED THIS MORNING COMMUNITY ALL WORKED UPOVER CASE OUT COME AWAITED WITH INTENSE INTEREST EXCITEMENT AT FEVER KEATV For the first time in eighteen' years. Harry A. Oday, Fh.B., super-1 vising principal of the High school since 1902. failed to appear at the $60,000 school building on Church street, Wednesday morning, when the hotr for opening the school arrived. Instead he was seen to take the 6:55 Delaware and Hudson morning train out of town. A good many people are wonder ing where Principal Oday went and when he will be back. They are all the more curious because a warrant has been issued for his arrest, and vvi.o heads arc being put together, tongues are wagging and the whole community Is agog with anticipation. The shire town is stirred up as it never was aroused before. What with the recent mystery In Palmyra township, the Equlnunk affair last summer, and several other unex plained recent events, the Inhabi tants of this otherwise aristocratic and peaceful burg are stirred up as they have never been before. When Constable Philip Mang call ed at the High school building to serve the warrant in his possession, Wednesday morning he was told "The Professor left on the llrst train Wednesday morning. They didn't know when he would be back." The warrant reads as follows: -f-f-r Wayne County, SS. -f--f The Commonwealth of Penn- -f -f sylvania, -f -f To the Constable of Wayne -f -f County (Philip Jiang) -f Whereas, complaint has this -f day been made before William -f ! H Ham, Esquire,' one of our -f -f Justices of the Peace for Wayne f cpunty, on t"he oath of Charles -f -f Gray that on or nbout 6th -f -f Decemtfer, 1910, at Hones- dale, In said county, H. A. Oday -f did assault, beat and bruise the -f said deponent contrary to act -f of assembly. -f -f Therefore we command you -f that you take the said H. A. -f -f" Oday and bring him forthwith -f -f before our said Justice, to an- -f f swer the said charge, and furth- -f er to be dealt with according -f to law. -f WITNESS our said Justice, -f this 7th day of December, -f 1910. WILLIAM II. HAM. -f J. P. -f To begin at the beginning of a long story: Charles Gray conducts a small store at 443 Main street. He sells candy, cigars and notions. He also makes and handles patent medi cmes. Mr. ana Mrs. Gray have a large family consisting of six boys and one girl. Like all good citizens they believe In educating their off spring, and as a consequence all who are old enough to go are en rolled in the Honesdale public schools. Mrs. Gray also goes out to work sometimes, and helns to natch out their small Income by helping the neighbors when her services are wanted. All Is not sunshine in the Gray family for they have among their children one dear little boy Edward Edward Is suffering from a shrink age of the spine, so the doctors say, and In order to straighten out his poor little limbs that sometimes wobble and refuse to do their duty, Mr. Gray bought a ?14 electric bat tory Now this little crippled boy, tor tured as he is by suffering, loves to go to school. He Is rather 'mis chievous perhaps as all boys of his age are inclined to be. Anyway he and another boy were playing in the road Tuesday afternoon shortly af ter 4 o'clock, on their way homo from school. "Prof, comes along," to quote Mr. Gray's exact words to a CITIZEN representntlvo when ho called on hlra for an interview, Thursday morning, "and takes my boy and not the other one, and 'bats' him In the face six or seven tlmeB, and takes him to the basement. My older boy, Ellas, stolo the other boy away." When the boys came homo with tears in their eyes and told their parents about it, the father was nat urally provoked, not so much be cause of what hannened to his boy as he was Incensed because the lit tle fellow was a cripple. He went right Up to the High School and de manded to see the Principal. The Interview that followed was a stormy one. "Professor, what's happened with my uoyi" saw .Mr. Gray. "Nothing as I know of," growled Mr. uaay, in reply. "It don't seem you had any right to hit him on his way home from school," Mr. Gray protested. "That's my authority," snapped ; back Prof. Oday, who took down a j lot of big books, hunted around in them, nnd finally showed Mr. Gray the act relating to the authority a principal has over the children in his care. "1 have a chance to see if I'm in tho wrong, too," Mr. Gray said, whose auger began to rise. "Wo had a little argument, ' says Mr. Gray to the reporter. "You're a great big snuff, you are," shouted Mr. Gray, boiling over with rage. As Mr. Gray was leaving after the unsatisfactory interview, and was within about thirty feet of the land ing he heard some scuffling in the corridor. Looking around he saw Oday running after him. "Ho ketched me on the second step," said Mr. Gray to the report er, "and pushed me against the wall. He shook me as hard as he could shake me. He shook me a dozen times.'' ".Damn you, I'll smash your face," yelled Oday, fairly beside himself with passion. "You better look out," shouted Mr. Gray. "Remember you're ter ribly excited. You'll pay for all you did to me." Mr. Gray further stated that four or five girls came along the corri dor at that time, but did not stop, S. S. CONVENTION AT ORSON. Orson District S. S. Convention Marked ISy Spirited Addresses . Prizes To Bo Offered For S. S. Story-Writers Itomliiitr of Reports. MORNING SESSION. The Orson District Sunday School Convention was called to order In M. E. church at Pleasant Mount, Pa.,, at 11 a. m., Friday, December Devotional exercises led by Mrs. Milton Spencer, consisted of singing "The Pilgrim's Guide," prayer by Mrs. Spencer, responsive scripture reading led by Kev. W. T. Schenck, singing "Exultant Praise to tho Re deemer." County President, Dr. Otto Ap ply consented to act as Chairman in the absence of District President Gould. D. W. Hull was chosen sec retary pro torn. Rev. W. T. Schenck made the ad dress of welcome, and Rev. J. B. Cody responded. "The Businessman in the Sunday School" was the sub ject by D. W. Hull. Open confer ence followed. In which Dr. Apply spoke on "Front Line Counties." Collection of $1.51 was lifted. The benediction was pronounced by Rev. J. B. Cody. AFTERNOON SESSION. The afternoon session opened at 1:45 o'clock. Rev. Wm. Usher lead devotions with singing "The King's Business," reading a portion of the third chaper of First Corinthians, which he expounded briefly. "Love Divine" was sung and prayer offered by Rev. Usher. Roll call of Sunday schools repre sented 1b as follows: South Preston M. E., 2 members present: Brick School House M. E., 4 present: Pleasant Mount, Presbyterian, C present; Pleasant Mt. M. E 14 present; total, 26 members present. "Teacher Training was the sub ject of an address delivered by Rev. J. B. Cody. 'Cradle Roll and Elementary Work" was presented by Miss Car rlo Clark. A solo was rendered by Mrs. J. H. Kennedy In excellent taste and with fine spirit. The Organized Adult Bible Class" was Dr. Otto Apply's subject, during whoso talk screens and curtains wore also discussed briefly by Mrs. Rus sell Spencer nnd Miss Carrie Clark A talk on the Home Department was then given by Dr. Apply, to which Mrs. George Moase responded with a few remarks. An open conference was conduct ed by Rov. J. B. Cody. Quentions relating to elomcntary teaching were asked by Mrs. J. W. Moase and nnswored by Miss Carrie Clark. Miss Clark proposes that Wayne county glvo three prizes for best work on Sunday school lesson writ ing, and Rov. Cody offers to glvo a first prize of $1.00. Rev. Cody. Prof. W. J. Dlotrlck and II. M. Moase were chosen as a committee on nominations. A col lection of $1.00 was received. Bene diction was Tronounced by Rov. W. T. Schenck. EVENING SESSION. The evening session was opened at 7:40 o'clock with a praise ser vice led by Prof. W. J. Dlotrlck which consisted of singing "O That Son Of Mr. Gray Leads To Re School Corridor--Charles Gray Assault, Beat just as Oday gave him anothor shaking. "Oday," continued Mr. Gray, In telling tho story to THE CITIZEN man, "drags me hack by tho should er to the library. In the .presence of Miss Schooll and another young gentleman he grabs me and shakes me, and says "1 got to apologize for what I do.' You got to apolo gize before this lady and gentle man." "You mean because I said," an swered Mr. Gray, "you are a great big snuff?" "Yes," said Oday. "Now I demand you to take your hands off me," said Gray, whoso coolness had returned to him. "lie member you'll pay for this." Mr. Gray left the office and came home and told his wife of the stren uous moments he spent in the High School building. "That's pretty severe," said his wife. "I'm not going to stand for it," says Mr. Gray. "I got a $1 bill," continued Mr. Gray to the reporter, "and went up town. I met the Professor near the Exchange Club. He laughed and wanted to shake hands with me." "See this dollar bill," said Mr. Gray, this is for a warrant for you." "Oh that's the wav vou feel about I it," responded Oday, and walked on. I Will Be Glory"; scripture reading from 20th chapter of Exodus; pray er by Prof. Dletrlck, and singing, "Help Somebody To-day." "Echoes From Altoona" was sub ject of talk by Rev. J. B. Cody. ' A beautiful solo was rendered by Miss Lempke. Dr. Apply urges all, especially older workers, to do earn est work in the short time of life left. Rev. J. T. Gardner, Equinunk, spoke on "The Importance of S. S. Work." "Our Hope and Expectation in the County" was presented by Miss Car rie Clark. Rev. J. B. Cody read the report of the Nomination Committee, which was accepted, and the following of ficers were unanimously elected: President, J. Gould; vice-president, Charles Payne; secretary, Mrs. Russell Spencer; treasurer, Ed. Hlne; Superintendent of Depart ments: Cradle Roll, Mrs. Lester Kennedy; Teacher Training, Prof. W. J. Dletrlck; Homo Department, Mrs. J. Gould; Organized Bible Class, Rev. Mr. Emrriel; Temper ance, Mrs. E. Hlne. The Misses Hanklns sang a charm ing duet. A vote of thanks was extended tho people of Pleasant Mount for their kindness and hospitality. An offering of $1.71 was received. The convention closed by singing with clasped hands "Blest Be Tho Tie That Binds" after which Rev. J. B. Cody pronounced the benediction. Because of the rather wintry weather, there was not a large at tendance, but the interest manifest ed all through was very excellent. D. W. HULL, Sec. pro-tem. Romantic Marriage at Beach Lake. Special to THE CITIZEN. Beach Lake, Pa., December 8. Romantic Interest attaches to tho marriage, Wednesday morning, at Beach Lake, of Charles Edward Webber, proprietor of tho Tuscarora Hoarding House to Miss Tamzon E. Spry, also of that place. Mr. Webber, who for tho past three years has been the owner and proprietor of tho Tuscarora Board lng House, is n former manager of tho Hnrdlck nnd Seaman Theatre, 125th street, Now York. It was his habit to spend tho summer vacation in Bench Lake. There ho met his bride, who wns only a school girl, in short dresses, it Is said, and fell In love with her. The culmination of the romance came when tho minister spoke the words, Wednesday, that made them one. The happy couple left on tho 7 o'clock train Wednes day morning for Harrlsburg, Now York and other points of Interest. They will reside, upon their return, In Beach Lake. Diphtheria On Ilroud Street. County Health Officer N. B. Spen cer quarantined tho Langendoorfer homo, 115 Broad street, to-day, Dorothy, tho ilve-yoar-old daughter of Sebastian Langendoorfer, the well-known shooinakor, and his wife, being stricken with diphtheria. Murrlugo License Record, Cluirles E. Webber, Beach Luke. Tuuizon E. Spry, Beach Lake. and Bruise the Tho following morning Principal Oday loft town. Mr. Gray's story about the dif ficulties ho experienced in getting a warrant In Ilonesdalo was exceed ingly interesting. Ho made two at tempts, and failed, and only suc ceeded In securing one of William II. Ham, at about six o'clock in the evening. One man in particular tried to dissuade him from doing anything rash. "Don't go over the School Board's head," advised a certain man. "You know," protested Mr. Gray, "there has been a dozen cases against the Professor and the School Board never done anything." One man said to Gray that he was going out of town, and wouldn't be back until Saturday and suggested that he, Gray, think It over until then But Mr. Gray was not to bo put off, and persisted until he got what ho was after. Clfarles Gray Is a trustee of Pro tectldn Engine Company No. 3. He Is very much wrought up over the case, and told the reporter that he was going to get Iloff to be his law yer. In tho meantime, Mr. Oday Is anions the missinc Where did he go? and when will he be back? are questions on every one's lips. DRESSMAKER FALLS t ON ICY STEPS. Mis (Trncksel, Jcfrersonville, N. Y Falls nnd Displaced Her Left Knco Cup. While on her way to work Thurs day morning, Miss Anna Tracksel, JefTersonvllIe, Sullivan county, N. Y., who has been boarding at the home of Frederick C. Farnham, In surance agent, 1235 Main street, for the past week, slipped on the snow nnd ice on the front steps, fell and threw her left knee cap out of shape. Tho people In the house heard her holler, and carried her in; Dr. Fred W. Powell was sum moned, and reduced the displace ment. Miss Tracksell came to Honesdale recently to learn the trade of dressmaking with Mary I. Baker, 1607 Main street. Much sympathy Is felt for her by all who knew tier, and heard of her unfortvnate mis hap. "ADIEU KIND HATPIN! ADIEU!" Ilalf-An-lncli Projection Long Enough Think Philadelphia Councilman. Philadelphia, Dec. 1. In an ef fort to curtail the long hatpin evil in this city, an ordlnanco was in troduced In councils today providing that no person upon the public streets or on conveyances shall bo permitted to wear a hatpin tho ex posed point of which extends more than one-half Inch beyond the crown of the hat. A line of $50 for each and every offense Is provided for in the proposed ordinance. Councilman Schumucker, who in troduced the proposed measure, de clared that with the new stylo hats tho lives of riders on street cars and pedestrians on crowded streets aro imperiled by the Immense hat pins. HOW TO FALL IN 1 1 AW LEY. Line in mi Lewis, Ciirhondiilc, Fulls Idituls on Ills Feet Only Sprains His Foot. Milton Lewis, Carbondale, an employo of tho Consolidated Tele phone Co., foil from a telephone polo Tuesday afternoon, November 30, whllo repairing tho damage done to tho lino at that point by the snow storm of that day In Hawley. Ac cording to an eye witness ho fell head foremost nnd turned a completo somersault whllo descending to tho ground, striking on his feet. Dr. Volgt put tho "X"-rays on him, hut found no bones broken. Tho only Injury ho sustained was a sprained right foot. Ciipt. Hum Po.st Elects Officers. At a largoly-attonded meeting of Captain Ham Post No. 198, G. A. R hold last Friday evening, these officers wero elected: Commaudor, II. Wilson. Senior Vice Commander, J. E. Cook. Junior Vlco Commander, S. O. Lincoln. Officer of the Day, W. Wood. Officer of the Guard, Michael Weber. Quartermaster, Graham Watts. Surgeon, Dr. R. W. Brady. Chaplain, P. R. Collum. CONTEST IS YOUNG IS THE IDEAL TIME TO ENTER THE RACE ITie List of Attractive Prizes is Bringing in Many New Nominations 10,000 Bonus Ballot Given for First Yearly Subscription Turned In By Any Young Lady in the Race or Those Who Wish to EnterEnter To-Day and Get One Yearly Subscription. (H. C. Van Alystlnc). GOO o o oooooboooooo o o O A 10,000 SUBSCRIPTION O O BALLOT. O O In THE CITIZEN to-day O O appears a subscription ballot, O O good under a special offer for O O 10,000 votes. O O Every candidate who O O brings or send to this office O O before 8 p. m. Thursday, O O December 15, a subscription O O for one year to THE C1TI- O O ZEN will be entitled to the O O special ballot which counts O O 10,000 votes additional to O O the regular scale of votes O O covering the subscription. O O Read the conditions of the O O offer which must be com- O O plied with before this one O O will he creuiied. O O Candidates residing out- O O side of the city or those who O O cannot get Into the office O O may mail their subscriptions O O and ballots any time before O O 8 P. M. Thursday, Decern- O O ber 15. O O Only one of these 10,000 O O ballots will be given to each O O candidate. O O O OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Tho first vote announcement of the standing of the contestants in tho CITIZEN'S great Bermuda contest which was printed Friday only goes to prove that any girl can win If she will only put forth a little, effort. You need not havo money, influence or position. But you must have energy. See enough people every day. Don't work one day and lay around the next. Keep your nome well up among the leaders. Get your friends Interested. By working steadily day by day you will roll up enough votes to astonish both your selves and your friends and when the final count Is announced you will have THE CITIZEN office happy in the knowledge that you have se cured one of the coveted trips. Every one has an equal chance. There is still plenty of time to start, and to those who havo hesitated to join so far wo would say send in your application at once and we will send you all the necessary printed forms to help you win. This is the greatest opportunity offered - to Wayne county for a great tour, and tho Interest aroused Indicates how much alive to its advantages the ladles of Honesdale and vicinity are. There are great opportunities In both districts for an enterprising young lady. The plan Is simple. Send in your namo and house address anu then asy your friends to save the coupon for you that appear every day in THE CITIZEN. If they do not take THE CITIZEN ask them to subscrlbo. For every yearly sub scription you get 2500 votes credited to your name. Simple Isn't It? One girl from each district Is bound to win. Tho candidates may work any territory they choose. Each one must be a resident of a district to win within that district, but they may go Into any district, or outside of tho district, If they so desire, to get tho ballots that are printed In tho paper, and to secure paid subscrip tions on which "special" ballots only aro Issued. Comfort will bo pro vided to make the trip a memorable one. Experienced guides will ac company tho party while ashore to all historical and natural points of Interest, and the trip might as well bo yours. You don't kuow whether you can get votes or not until they try and It costs nothing to make tho attempt. You have everyhing to win and nothing to lose, and you havo tho privilege of withdrawing at any time you wish. To those who are entered wo would point out that anything tho CITIZEN can do to help you win in the way of supply lng letters for friends, or anything you feel the need it stands ready, SUBSCRIPTION BALLOT Any candidate in THE CITIZEN'S Tour of Bermuda Contest who brings or sends one yearly eubsription to THE CITIZEN to the office of tho Tour Department before Thursday, December 15, at 8 p. m. will be entitled to one of tliefo ballots, good for 10.000 VOTES CANDIDATE . Address, Contest Division. Any penon becomes a candidate namo of some young lady to-day. Many of our young ladies and their friends brought In subscriptions nnd coupons to-day, Indicating their ap preciation of the awards In tho grand tour Of Bermuda and from now on until thle finish wo antici pate a lively struggle for first place. A good plan Is as you gain one sub scriber and register In the ballot box, have your eye on two others to take their place on the reserve list. Open up all the channels avail able and have your Held as large as the state, and then look, out of the state to those friends of yours who havo moved away, but who would like to have THE CITIZEN. We would ask all those who bring In coupons to see that they are not out of date and to write names on them If they aro not already filled out. From this time on the contest will be lively. There are no sure things In this contest. The cinch is for the one who makes up her mind thnt the trips are not to be won until the flnal vote is counted and that every day is the time for un tiring hustle for votes. For Infor mation call or write Contest Mana ger, CITIZEN office. While nominations will be com ing In for a month yet. you had bet ter get In at the start; be In with the early ones. Join this live bunch of hustlers and have the time of your life. We will give the vote ballots is sued on subscriptions to you as the subscriptions are turned in so that you can havo the votes polled when ever you choose. How Votes Aro Secured. With every subscription to THE CITirJ3N (when it is nsked for) is given a coupon good for a certain number of votes, according to the length of the subscription. This is explained elsewhere. These coupons may bo held as long as desired and many be voted at any time up to the last day of the contest. In fact, It is the Chief knew him not. It has been well to hold back a largo per cent, of your vote coupons. Then no one knows how many votes you have and you are less likely to have someone who knows how you stand step In at the last and, by paying for a great many subscriptions, se cure the prize you desire. If you hold a part of your votes back, no one can do this. They will not know how many are necessary to win, and will not take chances on spending money for nothing. The ballots printed in THE -ITI-ZEN aro good if voted within one week from the time printed. Tho date on which they expire Is on the bottom of each ballot and If the tlmo is expired the ballot will not bo counted. A nomination blank counts for 1,000 votes. Instructions to Candidates, Candidates will notice that tho re ceipts are to be made in duplicate. the white one to bo given to the sub scriber and tho yellow one to THE CITIZEN office. When you send or bring in tho name of the subscriber and the money for subscription, the votes will be issued. The stub of the yellow receipt you fill out for your own convenience. Then when you send or bring In subscriptions, bo sure to bring or send the yellow slip with name of subscriber, amount of money paid, etc. As subscriptions and money for snmo are received hero we will Issue you a vote ballot for each subscrip tion brought or sent In according to the length of tho subscription as per schedule. Voting Rules. No more than 3,000 subscription votes per day can be voted during the first four weeks of tho contest. After that date no candidate will bo permitted to cast more than 5,000 more votes per day than tho leader In tho contest had In their published list of votes on tho previous day's (Continued on Page Five). as soon as nominated. Send in the Must bo voted by December 30.