The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, February 10, 1911, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

WKATIIHn VoitEk ART: Siiov..
ayllE CITIZEN is tlio most
widely read semi-weekly
nowspopcr in Wnyno County.
Lustier now than nt any tlino in
its 08 years' hhitory.
aOOI) MORNING, Dear Hcad
crst What, In your opinion,
should n newspaper ie-djiilHsh
tlio Truth or SupprcsH Tele-
phono the Editor nw
68th YEAB.
hiu. 12
Samuel N. Reed, Sentenced To Imprisonment For Compli
city In "The Big Fight" At Equinunk, July 12, 191 0,
Takes His Fate Philosophically'The Course Of True
Love Never Did RunSmooth"--Not Even In Equinunk I
"They'll think I'm putting It on,
if I talk so much," said Samuel N.
Keed to a representative of THE
CITIZEN who Interviewed him at
the- Wayne County Jail, Wednesday,
shortly after dinner. Mr. Reed
seemed to be In very good spirits,
hut rather averse to discussing the
case. "You needn't say anything,"
ho first remarked to the reporter,
but after persuasion, relented, and
told the newspaper man something
about the events at Equinunk on,
before, and after the fatal day, of
July 12, 1910, when Silas E. Lord
received a blow on his head, from
the effects of which, so the doctors
nay he died twelve days later.
The reporter, after learning that
lir. Reed's occupation was that of a
watchmaker and jeweler, asked him
how he liked going to Philadelphia.
"Well," said Samuel, "according to
what they told me, If I go there and
behave myself they'll treat me all
right. Sheriff Braman has been good
to me, and his wife has been good
too. The cooking's been good, and I
got plenty to eat. They are going to
take mo to Philadelphia Friday
The reporter wanted to know
whether he was anxious to see Leona
Lord again. "I don't care to see
her!" exclaimed Reed. "It's not
likely I will either."
Mr. Reed related that "he and
Leona had "no fallouts," only that
ahe wanted me to swear that she
didn't hit him Silas E. Lord' with
a pick."
On the day of the fight, and after
it was all over, Samuel Reed told
wau J' is but wivtb - VUliu Kit ill -J 111 III
"you neeun't say anything about
my having a pick," and I said,..". I
wouldn't If he didn't die."- "I
wouldn't say anything about her,"
Reed said he promised Leona, "but
if he died, It was more serious, and
I'd have to say what was done. That
was one reason why I kept still
about tho plclc."
"Leona told mo she wouldn't like
to come up. again before the Wayne
county courts, charged with assault
and battery against the saute man."
"She meaning Leona Lord
'didn't tell of everything as It was,"
continued Reed. "She told things
Oluuige Of Venuo Granted Carl Howe,
Who Will Bo Tried Hcforo Judge
A. T. Scarle Battle Hoyal Of The
Lawyers Promised.
Honesdale will be thronged with
visitors when for the fourth time
Carl Howe will be placed on trial
Tuesday to- answer the charge of
having assaulted Madeline Patterson
of La Plume. This time the trial
-will be amidst new surroundings and
with new spectators, the defense hav
ing secured a change in venue, the
trial being transferred to tho Wayne
county court In Honesdale. Judge
A. T. Searle of Wayne county will
preside at the trial. District Attor
ney Joseph O'Brien, Scranton, will
represent the commonwealth and At
torney Richard Holgate will appear
for Howe.
Because of the prominence given
the case by reason of the hard fight
made by Howe to save himself from
prison, the case hns created more in
terest than any similar case in years.
On the three trials held at Scranton
Howe was returned guilty by a jury
each time. He was sentenced first to
fifteen years In the Eastern peniten
tiary and the case was at once taken
to the Superior Court which returned
it for retrial. On the next trial Howe
was sentenced to twelve years.
Again the Superior Court sent the
case back. The same sentence was
given him following the third trial
and again the case came back for re
trial from the Superior Court.
Both In the trials In Scranton and
in the hearing of the argument be
fore the Superior Court the battles of
tho attornoys have been of Intense
interest. Howo asked for a change
of venue when tho case was ordered
tried over the last time. Wayne
county was selected as the place for
tho fourth trial. The expense of the
trial will be borne by Lackawanna
county. The Jury will he selected
from Wayne county citizens.
Tho three trials held In Scranton
were before Judge E. C. Newcomb.
George Patterson, tlpstave at the
court house, Scranton, Is the girl's
father. Following tho first trial
Howe married' and, his wife will be
with him during the trial next week.
to suit herself. Her own talk would
convict her after that pick business.
She offered me as high as a $100
tho next day, If I wanted to run off."
"I heard persons talking all day
over tho 'phone that they was com
ing from Honesdale to arrest me. I
expected arrest hourly."
Tho reporter wanted to know If
he still had any love for Leona, ns It
was alleged he did. "Oh, God, no,"
said Sammy. "It ain't likely I have.
She got mad because I wouldn't
swear as she wanted me to, and have
her attorneys. I never passed a
word with her here for over four or
five months."
"I used to call there" meaning
Leona's house at Equinunk, and
stay till 10 and 11. I never asked
her to marry me. We talked arid
laughed about marrying,"
When the reporter asked Sammy,
whether he saw Leona strike Silas
E. Lord with a pick, he answered
"We was always friends. Of
course I was paying attentions to
her. Only she made me no prom
Sammy was particularly bitter In
his references to one of the witnes
ses who testified about him. "Well,
her story was stretched a good deal.
She threatened to send me to State's
Prison, if she could. She was
an enemy of mine, and the only
j'oung person in Equinunk that was.
She's the one, I think, that put up
that first piece in THE INDEPEND
ENT... It sounds like her."
In referring to Emma Lester,
South Branch, N. Y., whom he mar
rled In 1884, and who he said left
him twenty-three years ago, Reed
said "she's acted as a friend to me
when I was in trouble."
The reporter wanted to know why
she' left hiin. "Oh nothing. She
wanted to live to home with her
folks. She had the care of the chil
dren. Nothing, only mutual separa
tion." "I'll be 57 on the tenth day of
May. I hud two children, George
and Jennie. They're both dead 17
"You'll have four columns out of
what I told you," was his parting
remark to the reporter.
A Fireman Points Out Cheap Plan
For Having Horses.
Speaking of the plan for using
horses for the fire apparatus of the
borough a prominent fireman made
a suggestion which embodies a plan
In vogue in many smaller towns by
which the horses belonging to the
borough could be of use In assisting
the firemen in case of bad weather
or In other instances whore the ani
mals are needed.
"This place has a number of heavy
horses suitable to the work of draw
ing heavy loads," says he, "and I be
lieve the plan adopted In some oth
er places might be found of bene
fit here. My suggestion would be to
place two or more of the animals at
the disposition of each fire com
pany, and in the case of fire let the
drivers of those apportioned each
house unhitch wherever they may
be and hurry them toward the
houses. In case of good weather
the apparatus would have a start
already for the fire, but the horses
could soon overtake tho heavy ap
paratus and draw them the remaind
er of the distance If they are re
quired and return them ,to the
houses, after which the animals
could return to the work where the
carts had been left. Such a plan
would be a good one, at least for tho
present If given a trial."
Says Ho Would Settlo Beef Trust Hy
Simply Not Eating.
Los Angeles, Cal., Feb. 8. Dr.
Henry F. Tanner, the advocate of
prolonged fasting as a cure of dis
ease, today celebrated his 81st birth
day by beginning a fast which ho will
endeavor not to break for eighty
"I am going to try to show the
American people the way to settle
once and for all the Beef TruBt and
the high cost of living," said Dr.
Tanner to-day. "I am good for an
eighty-day fast and intend to accom
plish It. I shall live to he a century,
and when I pass the hundred-year
mark I am going to get married. At
the age of 40 I was a sick man and
had been give up to dlo by seven so
called specialists. I thought so much
about death, "in fact, that I nearly
Young Honesdale Lawyer De
livers Eloquent Address At
G. A. R. Installation-Wayne
County's Veterans Eulog
ized. At tho Installation services of
Captain Ham Post 198, G. A. R., a
b'tlrrlng address was delivered by
Chester A. Garratt, Esq., the young
est member of tho Wayne County
Bar. He said:
"1 wish I could show by words my
appreciation of the honor that has
been conferred upon me to address
you this evening.
To-night, the place, the occasion
and the people with whom we are
assembled, fill us with patriotic emo
tion. The little that I might say here,
would add nothing to the luster of
the deeds that these soldiers did In
battle. Their deeds will over be kept
alive In the memory of the people by
the sheer force of their worth, for
such Is the distinction that comes to
any individual where a sacrifice for
the right has been made.
It Is needless for ine to describe
their achievements, or to enumerate
the successive battles of that great
war, which meant so much to pre
serve tho grand union of slates, and
which contributed so much to the1
preservation of the integrity of the
federal government at home and to
tho maintenance of Its prestige
among foreign nations.
As we think of the terrible slaugh
ter of the bravest, the best and most
loyal citizens of our land, we are
breathless. When we think of the
terrible sacrifice of human life for
tho cause of the union wo are Inclin
ed to be moved to tears; but it was
a good cause and It demanded the
sacrifice. We regret only that the
opportunity to serve our country so
well has never come to us of a later
Veterans of our greatest war we
honor, respect and venerate yoju for
your valor and patriotism, and for
your devotion to your country; and
we envy you that a like chance has
not come to us.
The Civil war had Its purposes, the
most paramont of which was the pre
servation of the Union of States. Its
one other and equally Important pur
pose was to inculcate in the follow
ing generations tho spirit of patriot
Ism, the love of country and devo
tion to duty.
There Is one reason for which I
might wish that the whole world
might have looked upon the scenes
of that great war, In order that what
was done might be fully appreciated.
We of a younger generation have
not seen these sights, we have not
heard the thunder of war, we have
not faced the cannon's mouth, yet we
do appreciate what was done, and we
will continuo to appreciate what was
done so long as the Stars and Stripes
shall float above us, and just so long
as they continue to be a reminder of
the great price In human blood that
was paid for them. If It were not for
these veterans here and their com
rades, we would not have our starry
banner to-day, which represents the
grand union of states, and which Is
the symbol of all that Is good and
worth while among nations.
To that dreadful carnage Pennsyl
vania gave her quota. In fact the
Pennsylvania reserves were the sec
ond to reach the field of action. To
that carnago Wayne county gave her
quota of noble sons and wo aro here
to-night to honor and revere these,
the remainder of tho thinned ranks
of veterans of our greatest, bloodiest
and most relentless war.
Now our great -war is over, and
with patriotism in our hearts, and
with the glorious, undefiled flag float
ing over us there Is no danger of sep
aration, of anarchy, of secession, and
tho American Union of States is des
tined to bo preserved.
And indeed the unity of tho Repub
lic Is secure so long as wo continue
to honor the memory of the men who
died by tho hundreds of thousands
that this nation might live; and we
are here to-night to honor those liv
ing whose lives, too, were on their
country's altar, ready as a human
sacrifice In the cause of right, for
freedom, for union, for their homes
and for their native land.
And now my revered and honored
gentlemen, veterans if that great
wnf, go forth and teach patriotism
to the present generation, that the
bulwarks of the nation may be as
safe in the future as your valor
so nobly defended, floats above us."
Common Picas.
In re venire for March sessions,
February C, 1911, order made and
Commonwealth vs. Allen Bodte,
No. 2, October sessions, 1910. Feb.
6 defendant sentenced to pay costs.
In court of common pleas amic
able scire facias on judgment enter
ed to No. 148, Dec. term, 1905.
Case of Jennie M. Edgett vs. Chas.
C. Loercher, judgment entered In
favor of the plaintiff for the sum of
No. 49, January term, 1911. Lil
lian M. Connors, llbellant vs. George
W. Connors, respondent. Libel In
divorce. Subpoena awarded Febru
ary C.
The petition of Lillian M. Con
nors shows that March 29, 1891,
she was married to George W. Con
nors, and lived with him until Au
gust 14, 1907.
Cruel Treatment Alleged.
"Yet so It Is that the said George
W. Connors from January 1, 1907,
and for a long time prior threats,
cruel and barbarous treatment hath
endnngered her lfo and offered such
Indignities to her person as to ren
der her conditions intolerable and
life burdensome and forced her to
withdraw from him. Such with
drawal being on August 14, 1907.
The house then occupied by Re
spondent belonging to your pe
tioner." Argument Court.
E. K. Alrey and F. A. Spencer,
trading as Alrey nnd Spencer vs.
J. B. Keen, Jr. February G, pro
ceedings under rule to arbitrate
stricken from record.
In re order to mako trial list for
March term, 1911. February C, or
der made and filed.
In re venire for March term.
February C, order made and filed.
EITle Swingle, llbellant vs. Webb
R. Swingle, respondent. February
G, subpoena awarded.
John Reynard vs. The County of
Wayne. Feb. G, rule granted on
defendant to show cause why It shall
not pay costs.
Lake Lodore Improvement Co. vs.
J. A. Brown. February G. Permls-
4!on given to amend petition for Is-
sue to quiet title,
Joseph Olszefski by her next friend
Paul Olszefski vs. William F. Tay
lor. February G. Rule granted on
defendant to show cause why new
trial shall not be granted.
Harrison Wood vs. John Wood, et
al. In equity. Feb. G. Henry Wil
son appointed master.
Grace C. Harroun, llbellant vs.
A. K. Harroun, respondent. Feb.
G, E. C. Mumford appointed master.
Court adjourned to Monday, Feb.
13, at 10 a. m.
Orphans' Court.
In re estate of John Gromllch,
died February G. Wm. H. Lee ap
pointed auditor.
In re sale of Real Estate of Sarah
A. Gromllch, late of Lake township,
died February 6. Petition read and
filed and sale ordered. Bond filed
and approved.
In re sale of real estate of Wil
liam Campbell, late of Starrucca
Borough,' died February G. Petition
read and filed and sale ordered.
Bond filed and approved.
A Question Of Legality At Issue
Olllce-Seekcrs Take No Chances!
The candidates for tho various of
fices that will be filled at the June
primary, that Is the nominations will
be made then, are hustling Just now
for signatures to the petitions neces
sary to get their names before the
primary. In some instances the sig
natures liave been written with lead
pencil and the question has been
raised whether this Is legal. There
is a difference of opinion on the sub
ject and some aro of the opinion
that those written In lead may be
stricken from tho petition. There
fore, the only safe plan to pursue is
to write the name in ink. If this is
done there will be no chance of any
trouble with tho petition.
made them In your day, that tno
good that you have done may not
be forgotten, thnt the dead shall not
have died In vain, and that you, the
living, shall be an enduring monu
ment to tho cause of your country,
and a great example to the coming
generations who know so little ot
war. And remember the advice of
Washington, always to preserve
una maintain in mis country the
nucleus of an army, and especially
a knowledge of the art of war, so
that when danger does come we
may not have to do as we did In
the revolutionary days, send to Ger
many for another Steuben to teach
our soldiers the tactics of the field.
We of a younger generation must
not forget that the rights which
these men fought for, and the union
which they preserved, places upon
us the greatest responsibility. We
have the freest government in the
world, but our strength depends up
on our patriotism.
And now peace, order... .security,
and national integrity, vaw.safo so
long as love of country abides in the
hearts of the people, and so long as
the starry banner, which these men
Large Audience Hears Rev. Father J. J. Curran, Rector Of
The Church Of Our Saviour, Wilkes-Barre, And A
Native of Hawley, Deliver A Stirring Address On
"Total Abstinence" History, Growth And Present
Status Ot Temperance Movement Outlined Chairman
Brandt Orders The Collection Taken Before The Speak
ing Begins 1
"I'd light for the freedom of Ire
land to-morrow If I had a chance.
"In Ireland to-day there is not a
county or a town or a parish that
has not its Temperance society.
"No young man is ordained a
priest In Ireland without taking the
pledge for ten years.
"I must say as a descendant of an
Irishman that a great deal of the
poverty and want of that nation Is
duo to the excessive drinking of the
These and similar statements eli
cited prolonged applause from the
large audience who crowded the
Court House room Monday night to
hear Rev. J. J. Curran, rector of the
Roman Catholic church of the Holy
Saviour, Wllkes-Barre, address the
general mass meeting held under the
auspices of the Pennsylvania Anti
Saloon League on "Temperance."
Following the opening Invocation
of Rev. William H. Swift. D. D., who
prayed for a revival of Personal and
civic righteousness. Rev. Thomas
M. Hanley Introduced Father Curran
as one who has been for very many
years Interested In the work of tem
perance and total abstinence.
Beautiful Honesdale.
Father Curran speedily got Into
the good graces of the crowd by com
plimenting them upon the beautiful
little town in which they lived. "It
reminds me," he said, "of those pic
tures we see In books and works of
Art, representing towns In England.
I think that Honesdale is an Ideal
town -as far as beauty Is concerned,
and Its buildings represent a great
deal of taste."
He confessed that he was born In
Hawley 51 years ago, mentioning
nicknames applied to Hawleyites by
outsiders, such as "Bridge Dodgers"
and "Canalers." He expressed his
pleasure at being a native of Wayne
Father Curran confessed that he
had never, yet told a "jokablo" story,
and that he never could joke in the
presence of an audience, and then
proceeded to show that he could by
relating several laughable Incidents.
Futhcr Cumin's Address.
"The question of temperance has
been treated so often and from so
many points of view that It Is dif
ficult to say anything new on the
subject, or to throw any side lights
on the situation that have not been
used more than a thousand and one
times before.
"However, since the vice of In
temperance exists and threatens the
destruction of family and nation,
there will bo found good men and
good women everywhere to stand up
for the cause and against the vice
which has brought so much misery
and sorrow Into the world.
"The word TEMPERANCE In Its
relation to drink has a more re
stricted signification than It former
ly had, as now It stands for total ab
stinence from all intoxicating liquors,
whereas formerly It was applied to
the moderation in the use of strong
drinks. Hence temperance and total
abstinence are now considered Iden
tical and the great temperance
movement which Is sweeping
this country today Is none other than
the total abstinence movement.
Observing and well thinking people
have come to the conclusion that
moderation In drink for the college
man Is an impossibility, and thence
the effort to bring about a reform
In society In favor of out and out
total abstinence.
History of Temperance.
'No matter how far back we go
Into history, we find that temper
ance was more or less advocated in
the civilized state, because from tho
very dawn the vice of drunkenness
had set In and threatened the safety
and stability of tho family and the
nation. History records that exces
sive drinking prevailed in Egypt
5,000 years ago when It was pictur
ed on tho tombs of the Egyptians
how men and women wore carried
from their feasts to their homes by
their slaves.
"We also read in the Old Testa
ment how Lot became drunk on
wine and how, while In that state,
he committed one of the foulest and
most revolting crimes ever recorded
In history. And It may be stated
here that like in the case of Lot,
drunkenness seldom comes alone;
It brings many other crimes with
itself, one worse than tho other so
that tho vice of Intemperance Is
only secondary In Itself to the hein
ous crimes which It generally leads
to. No wonder, therefore, that
among the best people the world
over, there are to be found men and
women who give much time and
talents to the total obliteration of
that potent and fruitful vice. No
wonder that. In nearly all civilized
nations today strenuous efforts are
being made to abolish by law In
whole, or In part, the manufacture
and sale of these vile and poisonous
drugs. While the temperance move
ment made but little headway until
the beginning of the 19th century,
yet It Is Interesting to know that
both Church and State have worked
hand In hand for the restriction, or
suppression of the drink habit.
Anti-Trentlng Laws In Egypt.
"About U000 years B. C, in Egypt
there was a general crusade waged
against the vicious habit, and
pledge taking was forced to some
extent upon the people of that fam
ous country. Anti-treatlng laws were
also enforced but the Egyptians still
continued to drink, and there has
been no nation in all the world that
suffered more from that deadening
blight than Egypt during long and
eventful history.
"Ancient Greece had rigid laws
against the manufacture and sale of
wine. Plato taught that no man
should drink wine until he had
reached his thirteenth year and then
only sparingly. And while that
scholarly and enlightened nation
practiced moderation, or total ab
stinence, she forged ahead in the
development of the arts and sciences;
but when she swerved from her path
of sobriety, then she began to
crumble and became an easy prey
to her successor, in the making of
the world's history.
Romulus The First Prohibitionist.
Rome like Greece began well. It
Is said that Romulas was a prohibi
tionist and that he made a .law to
the effect that any husband could
put his wife to death for drinking
wine. But, like Greece, Rome too.
In the course of ages, Introduced
Bacchus and after Bacchus, Ve
nus "also; which marked the begin
ning of the decline and fall of the
proud and mighty empire.
"Whisky found Its way Into Eng
land about the time of Henry VIII,
or a little before. It grew to be such
a lucrative traffic that his daughter,
.Queen Elizabeth, made a. great deal
of money1 out of it, until its sale be
came quite common .in the King
dom. "Among the various signs over the
doors of saloons and ale houses in
England In those days the following
was typical of the social customs of
the day: Customers can get drunk
here for one penny; dead drunk for
two pence,- and can have lots of
straw for nothing. Thus we can ob
serve that with the rise of civiliza
tion everywhere, somehow or anoth
er, the drink habit Increased and be
came widespread.
"In the Colonial days of this coun
try the government had a whisky re
bellion on its hands down South;
and even out where Pittsburg now
stands, In our own State, there was
an uprising against the authorities
who threatened to restrict the abuse
of intoxicating beverages.
"In fact, only last year, or the
year before, In London, where strict
and prohibitive laws were threaten
ed by the government, an army of
300,000 men and women congregat
ed on one occasion In protest of the
laws to be enacted."
At the Saturday morning session
of tho County Temperance Institute,
Rev. C. H. Brandt, Wllkes-Barre.
presided. The opening prayer was
.offered by Rev. A. C. Olver. Rev.
James Ralney, Aldenvllle, presented
a paper on "The Prohibition Party."
Miss Minnie E. Coleman, Damascus,
explained the workings of the W. C.
T. U. Much regret was expressed
at the absence, from sickness, of
Rev. J. B. Cody, Bethany.
At the afternoon session, Super
intendent Brandt expalned the
"Brooks High License Law." G. H.
Knapp, Aldenvllle, spoko on " Law
Enforcement." Rev. Dr. Swift read
an editorial from the Wllkes-Barre
Record. Rev. Dr. Hlller also spoke,
nnd several other addresses were
Former Residents of Dear Old Wayne
Make Merry At Hotel Manhat
tan, New York, Wednesday
Former Wayne county residents
who have made their homes In New
York, met Wednesday night In the
Hotel Manhattan In that city In the
annunl banquet of tho Wnyne Coun
ty Pennsylvania Club of New York.
There were more than a 'iiundred
members of tho club at tho banquet
and they sang the songs and told the
stories and listened to the addresses
that eulogized Wayne county. Rt.
Rev. M. J. Hoban, Scranton, and
Homer Greene, Honesdale, wore
guests of honor and speakers at the
dinner. Harry T. Madden, Scranton,
also a former Wayne county man,
sang the county song, "In Dear Old
Wayne," written several months ago
by two Honesdale men, Frank Jen
kins and Joseph Bodle. Mr. Madden
was called to New York by telegram
yesterday afternoon that he might
sing the song that tells the glories
of Wayne county.
Miss Ruth H. Ruppert Is visiting
relatives In Green Ridge.