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68th YEAR. --NO. 27
HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5, 1911.
PRICE 2 CENTS
WHO'S TO BLAME FOR THE WEATHER?
Mr. Theodore Day Says It's Going To Be a Late
Spring This Year
SOMEBODY OUGHT TO GET AFTER THE WEATHER MAN AND TELL
HIM TO TURN ON THE SUN; COMPARISON WITH LAST YEAR;
A FISH STORY, ETC.
Theodore Day, the veteran Wayno
county prognostlcator, otherwise
known as "clerk of the weather,"
was an early Monday morning caller
at Tho Citizen ofllce.
In response to the question, "Do
you predict an early Spring?" ho
"It's a late Spring. It won't come
o early this season. Thirty times
as ranch snow In March this year as
last. It's all wintered up on the
hills. Slifping northward, It's all full
of snow. One hundred and fifty-two
days now of solid winter."
"How will the trout-fishing be this
Spring?" he was asked.
"Poor," ho replied, "because
they're very scarce. 1 know a place
where there are a few nice ones that
escaped from the 'wealthy' fisher
men last year." Then, as only the
old-time fisherman can, he regaled
Dr. Murdock's Annual Re
port shows Good Re
sults Last Year
CONFERENCE YEAR, IN SCRAN
TON DISTRICT, MARKED RY
SPIRITUAL AND FINAN
The annual report of the Rev. Dr.
L. C. Murdock, superintendent of the
Scranton district of the Wyoming
Conference, Is of interest to the largo
number of adherents of that denomi
nation in Wayne county. This dis
trict was formed a year ago on the
redlstricting of the conference, and
includes all of Northeastern Penn
ylvania from Taylor and Moosic on
tho southwest, to the York stato
line, with a couple of charges across
the border, and In the triangle form
ed with the Lackawanna railroad as
its western and southern boundaries.
Tho report shows In full the condi
tion of the more than sixty charges
under the direction of Dr. Murdock,
and is as follows:
(L. C. Murdock, District Supt.)
In forming the Scranton district
last spring, Bishop Berry took fif
teen charges from the old Wyoming
district, ten from the Blnghamton
district, and all but one from the
Honesdalo district, thus making a
district of fifty-five charges. Terri
torially, it Includes all but three of
the Methodist Episcopal churches of
Lackawanna county, nearly all of
Wayne, the northeastern quarter of
Susquehanna, a strip along the east
ern part of Wyoming, a few charges
in Pike and Monroe counties, and
two charges extending into Sullivan
county, New York state. Wo have a
goodly number of city churches, and
a large and strong class of country
work. One who travels this district
has the inspiration of some of the
Snest mountain and lake scenery In
(Continued on Page 3.)
THE MI CAVES
Scranton Engineers Re
port On Problem
The Scranton Truth prints a sum
mary of the report of the engineers
engaged to Investigate tho under
groupd conditions of the city as
Tho engineers, William Griffith,
and Eli T. Conner, recommend as
a remedy for mine caves that culm,
and, crushed rock and other ma
terial bo flushed Into the worked out
portions of veins.
They estimate that tho cost of a
plant to do this will be $500,000.
They suggest that the work be
done under tho supervision of a
Protective Commission of not less
than three or more than flvo men
representing tho city, the school dis
trict and the coal companies.
They advise that tho conditions
under Schools Nos. 12, 23 and 29
are serious and require prompt at
tention. Tho total area of surface where
there is dintinct nmi Immediate dan
ger to life and property ..constitutes
but about fifteen per cent, of the en
tiro nrea of tho city.
During tho mining operations un
der the city 221,000,000 tons of min
eral havo been removed.
Tho amount of underground ex
cavation thus entailed is 198,000,
000 cubic yards. The total excava
tion work on the Panama canal is
174,C66,B94 cubic yards.
Caves havo reduced by about one-
nau uio size or tne holes left under
ground by mining operations.
Harmonious plans and procedure
uoiween tne city, school board and
coal companies are essential to the
successful carrying out the relief
measures suggested, the englneors
the ofllce force with a story of how :
ho caught a big foot-long trout,
weighing three-quarters of a pound,
on tho 'thumb-hand' side of the
stream, which he explained as being
the 'awkward side' of tho stream,
tho side where no one thinks of go
ing; of how he discovered his feeding-grounds
first; of his using a
release-line carrying an attractive
bait; and of but, oh, of course,
you're going yourself, Saturday a
week, so what's the use of telling tho
story In full!
"The stream where I was fishing
wasn't posted at all," mused Mr.
Day, who lamented the fact that so
many of the trout streams in Wayne
county were 'posted.'
Mr. Day will be seventy-four years
old, November 12 next, but time has
not dimmed the lustre of his eagle
(Continued on Page Four.)
Last Saturday In Sept.
Not Firstto Oct.
TUSTIN HILL AMENDED ON
THIRD READING RY THE
Tho primary election in munici
pal years will be held on the last
Saturday In September and not on
the first Saturday in October, as
provided In the Tustin bill amending
the present primary election laws.
The bill was amended when It came
up on third reading in the senate.
It is expected that tho amendment
fixing the primary for the last Satur
day in September will not be disturb
ed and the Republican leaders ex
pect the bill to go to the Governor
in this shape. Because of tho
change in the date of the primary, it
is necessary to change the registra
tion laws to conform, and to accom
plish this, Senator Tustin of Philadel
phia, introduced a bill amending the
registration laws. This bill fixes i
Tlmrcrln V A,irr,,at 9 1 Tmao.Ihv Cant I
5, and Saturday, September 1G, as
tho registration days in first and sec
ond-class cities. Other amendments
made In the registration laws follow
the recommendations made by the
election commission and approved by
tho registration commissioners of
Philadelphia. These recommenda
tions were published at the time tho
election commissioners' first report
was made public a month ago.
GAME WARDEN WARNS
GOOD CITIZENS ASKED TO HELP
AGAINST BIRD SLAUGHTER.
Game Warden C. S. Lowery, Scran
ton, Wednesday night issued a warn
ing to tho public against killing in
sectlverous birds and requesting all
good citizens to assist in enforcing
obedience to the law.
Mr. Lowery's statement follows:
To the Game Wardens and public
Tho insectivorous birds are now
coming North and will be with us
In a few days, now that Spring Is
here. These birds are a great bene
fit to tho public and especially to
the agriculturists. By feeding on in
sects these birds save vegetables and
fruit for the farmers.
These birds are protected by law.
I would request that all good citizens
who wish to do themselves and oth
ers a great service will notify the
nearest game warden or constable
if he learns of any violation of the
law. In this region we have lost
many bluebirds and robins through
tho activity of people who do not un
derstand tho law. These birds are
especially protected by law.
In the event that no constable or
game warden can be secured to pros
ecute offenders, citizens can reach mo
by telephone in Scranton.
C. S. LOWERY,
Chief Game Warden.
CANDIDATES TO RE SELECTED
NEXT TUESDAY' FOR THE
Burton Rockwood, state Prohlbl
titlon chairman, will meet with tho
Wayne county members of this party
at the court House, Honcsdale, on
Tuesday, April 11, afternoon and
evening. The names of nine per
sons as candidates for the several
county offices will bo selected to be
voted for at the primaries. An in
teresting stereopticou lecture will
be given in the evening. All inter
ested in the abolition of the liquor
tramc are invited.
Mrs. Belmont Buys Homo for Suf
Mrs. O. H. P. Belmont has pur
chased the four-story brown stone
resident at No. 15 East Forty-first
street, New York city, and will turn
It Into a woman suffrage head'
Summary of Sim
Over The Country ToSd
ELECT MANN LEADER I
EX-SPEAKER CANNON NOSH
NATES HIM WILL RE MIN
Republicans of both houses took
up matters of organization Monday.
In the House caucus James R. Mann
was chosen as the minority candi
date for Speaker and iloor leader.
There was much criticism of tho
Democratic majority for increasing
Its committee members without giv
ing more places to the minority. Tho
plan of the insurgents to follow the
Democratic method and choose tho
minority committeemen through a
committee on committees was voted
down and Mr. Mann was authorized
to name the Republican members.
On the Senate side the insurgent
Republicans decided to demand a
fourth of tho majority committee
places, which would give them
strong representation on Important
Twenty-six of the forty-one insur
gent members, who had held a con
ference in the afternoon, wore pres
ent at tho Republican House caucus.
Fifteen regulars were absent. Air.
Kendall, of Iowa, an insurgent, was
chosen Secretary of the cauc.ts. Ex
Speaker Cannon made a character
istic speech, denouncing tho action
of the Democrats in seizing so large
a proportion of tho committee places
and nominated .Mr. Mann of Illinois
for tho Speakership. Bjf was unani
mously chosen. Mr. Madison of Kan
sas, an Insurgent, and Mr. Catlin of
Missouri, a new member, escorted
him to the chair. Mr. Mann also
protested against the action of tho
Democrats in increasing the major
ity side of llfteen committees with
out giving the Republicans any part
of the Increase, and demanding that
those committees bo increased from
twenty-one to twenty-two members,
so that one more Republican mem
ber could be placed on the minority
GAYNOR VS. C0RR1GAN
RREACH WIDENS RETWlJlON NEW
YORK MAYOR AND MAGIS
When Mayor Gaynor returned to
the New York City Hall from St.
James, L. I., yesterday morning, he
again criticised Magistrate Joseph
E. Corrlgan for tho part the latter
has played in bringing about the
present Grand Jury investigation re
garding the alleged increase in crime
In the city and the inadequacy of tho
police to deal with It. The Mayor
was manifestly wrought up over the ;
matter, and when the Magistrate s
name was mentioned to him by re
porters, he said:
"Do not persist in asking mq
about Corrlgan. He is one of those
in this city whose heads are filled
with vice and crime. Now, how did
their heads get so filled with vice
nnd crime? You only have to fol
low them around at night to find
that out. Let thoso who want to
befoul the city and picture it as a
shameless and vicious place go right
on. Those of us who have to deal
with the city Intend to go right on
with the large things that confront
When the Mayor's remarks were
shown to Magistrate Corrlgan, ho
"As I said in my remarks before
the City Club, this matter Is too
big to allow personalities to enter
into it. The Grand Jury Is Investi
gating my statements and they will
una out the truth or falsity of them.
I am willing to leave my case with
them. The Mayor's statement
doesn't tell why homicides have in
creased 42 per cent, in the last year.
My record and character are too
well known to bother with answer
ing any remarks such as Mayor Gay
nor has mado concerning me."
PUBLIC UTILITIES BILL
REPRESENTATIVE ALTER, OF
IT IN HOUSE.
A Public Utilities bill, drafted by
Attorney General John C. Boll at
the Instance of Governor Tener was
Introduced In the House of Repre
sentatives Monday night by Repre
sentative Georgo A. Alter, of Alio'
It is regarded as tho most drastic
measure of this character that has
ever been formulated. It covers
sixty-three printed pages and em
bodies provisions takon (rom public
service acts now in force in many
States, with additions and amplifica
tions suggested by the Governor and
a committee of legislators and mem
hers of the bar who havo been In
consultation with the chlof execu
tive and the head of the law de
partment of tho Stato.
The bill provides for the aboli
tion of tho present Railroad Com
mission of tho Commonwealth of
Rrynn Scorns A Million.
It is said in Washington that Wil
liam Jennings Bryan has refused a
million dollars to move to Memphis
and publish the Commoner there.
porta of Events
NEGRO TROOPS REMOVED
KEAR REPETITION OF BROWNS
VILLE AFFAIR AT SAN
President Taft decided upon the
prompt removal of the negro Ninth
Cavalry from the division enmp at
San Antonio In order to avert the
possibility of a repetition of the af
fair of the Twenty-fifth Infantry at
Brownsville In 190C.
Representative Garner of Texas
laid before Mr. Taft the details of
recent disturbances caused by
troopers of the Ninth Cavalry, who
resented the efforts of street car con
ductors to enforce the regulations of
the City Council and requiro them to
sit in seats in street cars provided
for negroes. All tho street cars in
San Antonfo are of the "Jim Crow"
type, and the colored soldiers have
several times torn down the signs
in the cars designating seats for
white and colored passengers. When
lemonstrated with, in two instances
tney have set upon conductors and
beaten them severely. The disturb
ances became so aggravated that the
Mayor of San Antonio went to Major
Macomb, who commands the regi
ment, laid the facts before him, and
demanded that the colored troopers
be required to obey the laws so long
as thoy remained in the city.
Major Macomb admitted the seri
ousness of tho matter, and said that
it was his purpose so far as he was
able to compel his men to behave
themselves. When men went into
the town on pass and filled up on
liquor and seized on a pretoxt for
trouble, however, he declared it was
Impossible to prevent rows such as
were complained of by the city au
thorities. Tho President, after hearing the
complaints, sent for Major Gen.
Wood, Chief of Staff, and directed
that orders be Issued to relieve the
Ninth from further service in the di
visional brigade of cavalry at San
Antonio, and send tho regiment to
duty patrolling the .Mexican border
as far out in tho desert as possible
anciivx-eessarily away from cities and
townB where they might have oppor
tunity to make trouble with the cit
izens of the country.
CHOICE LIES BETWEEN JOHN
FIN LEY AND JOHN HIRBEN.
The Presidency of Princeton Uni
versity lies between President John
II. Finley of City College and Prof.
John Grier Hlbben of tho Chair of
Logic at Princeton, according to
sources of information close to
members of the Princeton Board of
The special committee of the Trus
tees appointed to nominate a Presi
dent was expected to reach a decis
ion between the two at a special
meeting at 11 o'clock yesterday
morning at Princeton. Tills com
mittee is composed of John L. Cad
walader of New York, chairman; C.
H. Dodge, tho Rev. Dr. Melancthon
W. Jacobus of Hartford, Cyrus H.
McCormlck of Chicago, the Rev. Dr.
.Tnhn nlynn nf Trpntnn. nnrl Mnsos
Taylor Pino. They are among the
most prominent members of the
Princeton board. They have not the
authority to elect a President, but'
only to make a nomination. Prince
ton alumni said yesterday, however,
that a unanimous recommendation
by them would be tantamount to
Mr. Cadwalader's committee has
been actively looking for a successor
to Uov. Woodrow Wilson for six
months or more. Many names have
been considered and a process of eli
mination lias been going on steadily
until a point has now been reached
where a considerable list has been
narrowed down to the men named,
with tho chances said to be slightly
in favor of Dr. Finley.
RELIEVE THEY WILL BE AC
QUITTED OF MURDER
In their cells at tho mediaeval
monastery of Santa Maria in Gradi,
Viterbo, Italy, the accused Camor
rists gloated over what they describ
ed as tho triumph of Enrico Alfano,
alias "Errlcene," in the court of the
Assizes, Friday and Saturday.
As a whole they are satisfied with
the development of the case and thoy
believe that they will be acquitted
of the charge of murdering the Cuo
colos without even being obliged to
Introduce witnesses in their de
fense. Alfano, who repeatedly interrupt
ed his Interrogation to harangue the
court and Jury and denying that he
was the actual head of the wimorra
and proclaiming the lnnocphco of
himself and associates, is more than
over a hero in the eyes of his fel
low prisoners. He has received
many messages of congratulation
All of the lawyers for the defense
visited tho prison and conferred with
their clients during tho day.
The battleship fleet in the
Southern drill grounds makes ready
for the 1911 practice.
APRIL SHOWER OE KICKS ARRIVES
Kicks Just Pouring Into The Citizen Office; Katch
Editor Without Umbrella; Regular Deluge
WHOLE COUNTY INTERESTED; WINNERS ANNOUNCED EVERY
FRIDAY; EVERYRODY HAPPY; EVERYBODY KICKING; FOUR
PRIZES EACH WEEK; EASY AS FALLING OFF A LOG;
As forekasted by our neighbor, the Tribune-Republican, the kicks
have been komlng Into the office fast and furious. They are all good, pat
ent leather number nine kicks. We are thinking considerably of pur
chasing 1 suit of old English armour, warranted to wear, with certain
parts reinforced with concrete lining.
Prizes in the Kicking Kontest will be announced each week In the
Friday issue of "Tho Citizen."
If you have sent In a kick and it does not appear in the paper, don't
worry or get peevish or lay the blame on your mother-in-law. It may be
that we are having tho veTy dooce of a time trying to award tho prizes
and your calfskin effort may be the very one that is giving us the most
So be patient, gentle readers, and remember the old adage, "If at
first you stub your toe, kick, kick, again."
Some of the kicks are as follows:
Editor The Citizen:
Wo ladles decided on painting our church
And if you are a friend and a brother,
Here's thanks for the dollar; and hereby wo kick
On high cost of paint for another.
P. J. T. TUTTLE, Hawley, Pa.
We ain't no relation as y ou have supposed
But still we're your friend and our place is
To congratulate you for wanting that paint
To put on your church, not your faces.
Editor The Citizen:
I kick becauso the gentlemen who are supervisors forget to look after
the road between Hawley and Lakeville which is in bad condition. Get
busy or you will have a bill to pay some day for a horse's broken leg.
MRS. E. E. DUNNING, Seelyvillo, Pa.
The idea! Whoever heard of an editor with enough money to pay for
his own broken leg, much less a horse's? Besides we ain't got no horse!
Editor The Citizen:
I kick because I can't get my hens to sit.
ORVILLE WELSH, Tyler Hill, Pa.
Why don't you provide them with easy chairs?
Editor The Citizen:
I'll kick if I don't win the prize.
ORVILLE WELSH, Tyler Hill, Pa.
And lots of other people will kick if you do.
I kick because tho town council do not furnish boats for the conveni
ence of citizens who travel on Main street.
Yours truly, '
HAGEMAN AND SMITH
Answer: ' i ,
Probably they don't want visitors to think that Honesdale is Venice In
disguise. Why not ask for an airship?
Editor The Citizen:
Dear Sir: I kick because Main street, Honesdale, is the poorest piece
of road within a radius of twelve miles of Honesdale.
One Who Knows,
P. B. PETERSON.
We don't blame you. We ruined a perfectly good pair of new ?12 (?)
Editor The Citizen:
I kick fof new jokes.
MISS II. IRWIN, 323 Eleventh street, Honesdalo, Pa.
Yours is a good example of "le kicque impossible" as the French
For details of contest see page 2
Supreme Court Refuses
West Chester Licenses
"NO SUCH THING AS IjICENSED
SALOON OR . RESTAURANT"
The Supreme Court has sounded
the death knell of licensed saloons
and restaurants, and It is expected
that tho ruling in which the high
tribunal says there can be no such
thing as n licensed saloon or restaur
ant will have tho effect of closing at
least one-third of the licensed places
Attorneys and county Judges In
commenting upon the decision say
that the ruling will not affect the
saloon and restaurant licenses now In
force, but It will prevent the renewal
of them. Many such licenses in vari
ous parts of the stato are now ex
piring and will not be renewed. In
order to get within tho law as inter
preted by the Supreme Court, all li
censed places must have accommoda
tions for man and beast. In other
words they must bo hotels In every
sonso of the word. In the population
centres, especially tho large cities,
tho ruling will prevent tho granting
of hundreds of licenses by the county
courts, because of the non-necessity
of so many hotels.
Tho following news dispatch cent
out from West Chester, tells of tho
effect tho Supreme Court ruling has
"Under the recent ruling of tho
Supreme Court stating that thoro is
no such thing as a restaurant or eat'
Inir RRlnnn license. Hint, nil licenses
right to sell all kinds of malt and
spirituous liquors, tho court here on
Friday refused all four of the West
Chester applications for saloons on
tho ground of their not being needed
and their not having the facilities un
der the hotel privileges for taking
care of man nnd beast. Judge Hemp
hill closed tho doors of a restaurant
Immediately opposite tho courthouse,
in the basement of a building owned
by him. This restaurant was the
paying portion of tho property.
"The other saloons throughout
Chester county were granted license
For Completion of Far
COMMISSION TO URGE LEGISLA
TURE TO APPROPRIATE FI
NAL SUM; HOSPITAL
To further tho work of construc
tion of the State Hospital for Crimi
nal Insane at Farview, now partly
completed, tho commission will this
week ask tho legislature for an addi
tional appropriation of $370,000.
With the $370,000 to be asked of
the legislature tho commission plans
to erect a power house and heating
plant; to furnish the sections of the
hospital already underway and to pro
vido tho necessary equipment.
When this is done, the hospital will
bo ready to 'receive about 200 of tho
several hundred criminal insane pa
tients now confined In the several
asylums throughout the state. Even
tually, it is hoped, to tako care of
every criminal insane patient In the
PENSION BILL PASSED
CARRIES 81,()0,000 FOR CIVIL
The State soldiers' pension bill,
designed to pension veterans of the
Civil war, has been passed on second
reading, after boing amended In
some slight particulars by its author.
The bill carries Jl.900,000 and it is
probable that before It Is taken up
on third reading It will be sent to tho
appropriations committee. Under
tho terms of tho bill the veterans aro
to be paid ?f, $G and f 7 per month,
according to tho service.
as eating houses a couple of weeks
ago, but tho West Chester saloon
men withdrew their applications for
tho saloon privileges and asked for
tho general or hotel license under
the ruling of the Supremo Court.
This ruling came after tho granting
of the other saloon licenses against
which no remonstrances had been