The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, May 17, 1911, Image 1
We Wani 5000 Circulation You Want a Better County Paper Help Us Get Both ! WEATHER FORECAST: PAIR. WEATHER FOllKOASjMAIR. READ THE CITIZEN SAFE, SANE, SURE. READ THE MflZEN SAFE, SAN URE. 68th. YEAR -NO. 39 HONBSDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 1911. PRlfefl 2 CENTS WHAT IS A BOSS?' GRAND FINALE GOOD POSITION FOR REAL GENIUS ISM m TO SUPPORT LOCAL INDUSTRIES Board of Trade Accepts Report to Create Reserve Fund to Induce-Business Men to Come Here FAR-REACHING RESULTS EXPECTED ON THE INDUSTRIAL DE VELOPMENT OP HONESDALE; TREASURER'S REPORT SHOWS SURPLUS; OTHER RUSINESS. The May meeting of the Board of Trade, which convened Friday night, at City Hall, was largely attended. Encouraging reports were made by several committees, and considerable business of importance transacted. Following the reading and approv al of the minutes of the April meet ing, two gilt-edged propositions were presented and thoroughly discussed. The consensus of opinion seemed to be that they were most desirable prospective industries for the Maple City. It was decided that a vigorous 'follow-up' campaign be Inaugurated with a view to securing their per manent location here. Treasurer Ed. Deltzer reported the comfortable balance of $103 in the society's treasury, $53 of which ac crued from the payment of dues since the last regular meeting. The soliciting and site committee reported progress. Under the head of the report of the mail and transportation commit tee, the Board endorsed the action of the Business Men's Association in re gard to taking up with the Delaware and Hudson officials the freight situ ation in Honesdale, the committees of both organizations being compos ed of practically the same individu als, having co-operated in this mat ter. In connection with this report a resolution was passed recommending Division Passenger Agent George E. Bates to use his influence- with tho officials to have the leaving time of the Sunday morning train, scheduled at 11:05 a. m. changed to 10:15 a. m. Such a change would permit Honesdale people to remain in Scranton longer on Sunday, tho Car bondale connection for the Electric City being marked at 11:30 a. in. A motion made by R. J. Murray and seconded by S. T. Ham, em bodied the appreciation of the Board of Trade to the General Passenger Agent of the Erie Railroad for the proposed additional train service to the Maple City. It was brought out that the new schedule, effective June 17, was granted in response to the request of the' Business Men's Asso ciation. The names of seven new members were presented, voted upon, passed, and their election will follow in June., Charles P. Searle, Esq., reported on the administration of a certain fund of money to be raised for the support of local industries. On mo tion of E. Jenkins seconded by S. T. Ham, the report was accepted, and ordered to be spread on the minutes. The report follows: Report on advisability of creating a reserve fund to be used by the Board of Trade In promoting the in dustrial development of Honesdale. In order for the Greater Honesdale Board of Trade to compete with Boards of Trade in other communi ties a reserve fund is needed. En thusiasm and hard woik on the part of the members have accomplished great results but vastly greater re sults can and would be accomplished through the judicious use of money either in aiding new plants to locate here or to assist our local industries already established. When money is needed for either of the purposes above mentioned there is an Immediate demand for It. The method of raising the necessary amount is slow, ineffective and usual ly the burden of raising the sum needed devolves on a few individu als. In addition tho method because Lived 12 Years With a Broken Neck After living twelve years with a broken neck Walter Duryea, son of the late Edgar E. Duryea, the starch manufacturer, died last week at his home, 1C5 Lorraine Avenue, Upper Montclair, N. J. His case was one of the marvels of science. An oper ation was performed on his spinal cord. Parts of tho ilfth and sixth vertebrae of the neck which had been wrenched out of place were cut away, and, although the patient was said to be beyond recovery and was given up, he regained almost com plete bodily power. He broke his neck on Aug. 7, 18!'D, while swimming at Oyster Bay. He was an athlete and a member of the Seventh Regiment of this city. Ho was swimming with James Durand of Glen Cove, L. I., and the acci dent was caused by his slipping from tho stops which led to the water at the old Oyster Bay Casino. He struck the sandy bottom of the bay with his shoulder and his neck was twisted. His companion dragged him out and he .was carried to a hotel and later to his home at Glen Cove. From there he was removed to Roosevelt Hospital, New York. All sensations of the body were cut off and he could feel nothing below the neck, yet he was In full possession of his senses. A month later Dr. Abbe of the hospital Btaff, assisted by Drs. Robert F. Weir and Arthur L. Fisk, surgeons, and Drs. Pierce Bailey and Edward D. Fisher, neurologists, performed the opera tion. Duryea was too weak to take ether, so he went under tho knife of its slowness usually results in a rival community securing the pros pective industry or as has happened several times one of our home in dustries is induced to go to a new locality. Tlie most effective method of se curing for the Board of Trade the prestige and power which comes from a substantial financial backing would be as follows: Let every business man, banker, clerk, manufacturer and professional man obligate himself to pay to the treasurer of the Board of Trade an amount ranging from $10 to $500. The amount to be determined by the means of the individual. This would give every person1 so pledged an ad ded incentive to work together for the best industrial interests of the community. Assuming that $20,000 could be pledged in this way and an occasion arose for the expenditure of $2,000 for one of the purposes mentioned above, the treasurer would assess each person pledged ten per cent, of his Individual pledge and give him a receipt for that amount. The pledge would remain in effect until tho entire hundred per cent, if need ed should be exhausted. The treasurer would, not be em powered to collect any of the pledged money except on the following terms: That a permanent committee elect ed by the Board of Trade and con sisting of a lawyer, two merchants and two manufacturers should bo de signated as a committee on financing now or old established home indus tries. That all outside concerns desiring to locate here and desiring conces sions or home Industries needing as sistance be referred to this Commit tee. That the Committee make a care ful Investigation of the concern ask ing for concessions or assistance. That if in the opinion of the Com mittee the case merits financial as sistance and the Industrial develop ment of the community would be helped by such assistance, the Com mittee would make a requisition up on the treasurer for the amount so needed. This amount would be rais ed as Indicated above. The following is a suggestion of tno torm of a pledge to be used In raising the fund. $100. Honesdale, May 12, 1911. I promise to pay to the treasurer of the Greater Honesdale Board of Trade, the sum of One Hundred Dollars or any part thereof until the said sum shall be paid in full upon the following conditions: That the amount so pledged by me Is to be paid upon requisition duly made up on tne treasurer by the Committee on Industrial Finance for the pumoso of aiding the Industrial development or ureater Honesdale. The said Committee on Industrial Finance con slstlng of, (Committee) John Doe (LS) On motion It was decided that a nominating committee, consisting of .Messrs. u. t. uentley, II. J. Murray, and C. E. Bates, be appointed, who win at a meeting Monday night nro pose the names of one lawyer, two merchants, two manufacturers as a committee to have charge of this proposed fund. Only one newspaper man was present at the meeting, the renorter of The Citizen as usual, being refus ed admission to tho conference. knowing that the slightest move or mistake meant death. The opera tion took nearly an hour. The back portions of the two vertebrae were removed, laying the sheath of the cord bare and relieving the pres sure. Then the Incisions were clos ed. The parts of the bone removed were replaced with a kind of gristle which grew perfectly, protecting tho cord. For days after the operation Dur yea felt nothing, but finally nervous sensations began to return and in creased In force. His breathing im proved and his digestion became stronger. Then he began to take solid food, and after a time he was placed In a reclining chair and wheeled about the hospital. The angle at which he lay was gradually increased until within a few months he was able to sit up right. According to the physicians who examined him later, full muscu lar power waB not restored, but the patient was able to move around with ease. FIXING LOOM, BREAKS 1US ARM. As Edward S. Isbell, foreman for Blrdsall Brothers Co., Seelyvllle, was engaged in fixing a loom Mon day afternoon shortly after 1 o'clock, he was caught In a belt somehow and broke his left arm, sustaining a compound fracture near the wrist. He was brought to Honesdale bv C. A. Purdy where Dr. H. B. Ely set the Injured member. Mr. Isbell has been boss weaver at the Birdsall Bros, woolen goods manufacturing establishment for tte past ten years ana uas charge of twenty-five men About 75 men and women are om ployed In this industrial plant. Democratic County Chair- man Mclarty Uetines the Term REMARKABLE INTERVIEW GIV EN IIY MAN WHO HAS HELD POSITION FOR TWELVE YEARS. "A boss is a politician, who by political maneuvers forges himself to the head of the party he represents, and then surrounds himself by poli tical subordinates and lieutenants, to such an extent, that he becomes en trenched in the party as a dictator of Its policies and nominations." ..hat would bo my definition of a. boss," said County Chairman Chas. ' A. McCarty to a Citizen man Satur- i day morning in reply to the question I The reporter thought Mr. McCarty ought to be in a good position to give an expert definition of what a party leader really is, since for the past twelve years, in fact ever since 181)9, he has been chairman of tne Demo cratic County Committee, as well as being secretary for a number of years before that. Mr. McCarty has been In the lime light considerably, having In the year 188, served one torm in the Legislature. He also filled the office of District Attorney for one torm. and that of County Solicitor for a similar period. For two years, Attor ney McCarty was President of the Town Council, and is now serving his second term as borough solicitor. He Is not by any means a 'corporation attorney,' in fact most of his life he has been arrayed against them. Mr. McCarty opened the interview by remarking to the reporter, "I was looking over some old papers the other day. it reminded me of how rapidly these events pass and be come local history. There's papers here, I really don't know why I saved them. There's a Philadelphia In quirer of April 21, 1892." The paper In question contained a long story, headed "Elected For Fourth Term," and embellished by his picture, of his "election for the fourth successive term as county chairman, owing to his excellent legal judgment and lenergetic services to the party." i "While County Chairman," medi tatively resumed Mr. McCarty, " a' man has a wonderful experience in learning the characteristics of a vast number of people. " During my Incumbency of this office there has been the Quay and Anti-Quay faction and a large num ber of Republicans saw fit to bolt and become insurgents. We've had them by the scores. I've never in my ex perience had a Republican ask me for money. What do you think of that?" The reporter thought "mirablle dictu." "It showed they were sincere in what they were doing. Although they left the party they didn't come over with any idea of getting paid for it. "During these twelve years, per haps, there's been as many hard fought political battles as there has been in the political history of this county. "Judge Perry A. Clark was the chairman who preceded me. He had ueen In four or five years. O. A. Rowland was secretary. When I got in W. W. Wood was county chairman and for a number of years after wards. "My percentage of victories was more than half tho ofllces although for a number of years before we scarcely elected a candidate. "How does Wayne county frame up politically?" he was asked. "Well, I think It's so close it would be difficult to say, just how you would place it politically. You see the popularity of a man or the unpopularity would carry It either way sometimes with quite a major ity. "I stand with the insurgents in the State Democratic party. It can't make the party any worse than it was. There is a possibility that some good may come out of it by eliminating these bosses." .Mr. McCarty then gave his defini tion of a boss, as narrated at the opening of tho interview. "When Judge Purdy was first nom inated, Bernard Riley was chairman of the Democratic county committee, and I was secretary when he was nominated the second time. I was not a member of tho County Commit tee because a chairman doesn't neces sarily have to be a member of the County Committee. "Judge Purdy secured the reslcna- tion of tho Honesdale member of the County Committee and had me ap pointed to fill his place so that I might be elected chairman of the County Committee, without any (Continued on Page Four.) OPENING GAJIE "WITH TAYLOR. The Taylor base ball team will open Its season May 20 with Honos dale as Its opponents. A parade will precede the game and a band has been engaged to furnish music throughout tho afternoon. Burgess -Morgan will throw out tho first ball. Manager Weisenfluh is con fldent that Taylor will make a bet ter showing this year than it ever has before. Ho has strengthened in several departments and has no fears for the outcome of the open' er. lie is booking games now. Oyer 350 Bills to Keep Legislature Busy LIVELY TIMES EXPECTED DUR ING CLOSING WEEK BEFORE ADJOURNMENT ON MAY 2:1. Three big bills, the public service commission, school code and main highway measure, and over 350 ap propriation bills will hold the atten tion of the members of tho Legisla ture during this week and the three lirst mentioned bills will cause more debate than all the others put to gether. House leaders are expecting lively times this week, which will bring the House very close to the ltnal adjournment on .May 23, just a week from Thursday. The appropriation bills will likely be made special orders on third reading Tuesday and Wednesday. The public service bill Is on third reading for Monday night and the chief speaker will be Its sponsor, George E. Alter, of Allegheny. Mr. Alter knows the bill about as thor oughly as any one on the Hill and will strongly urge Its passage. Sev eral members are talking of oppos ing It but have not yet announced their intention to speak. Governor Is Firm. Governor Tener is just as firm for the passage of the bill as the day when it was presented. He has not abandoned his position In regard to the measure and will urge its pas sage. After it passes the House next week lively times may be expected about the Senate. State officials on the Hill are predicting that the bill will be passed. The school code may be defeated in the House if the provisions for mandatory medical inspection are not modified. It is believed that there are enough members in the House who want a code to pass the bin despite a recommendation ad verse to the clause for second class districts to retain present organiza tion If they see fit, but not enough to pass it unless the medical Inspec tion provision is changed. Some trouble may be caused over the school book sections. Considerable opposition to the Sproul main highway bill Is crop ping Up over the numerous road routes, but it is not thought that Its opponents, who fear that many of the roads will never be built, can muster sufficient strength to defeat the hill. The Capitol Park extension bill will likely be reported out of com mittee this weok. The administra tion proposes to make a fight for the bill to regulate private banks and it will likely be brought up in the Senate banking committee. House bills which are not off the Hiuse calondar by the end of the veek will be dead. .The House will devote Its attention mainlv to Senate bills and the last three days, -May zz, us ana 24 will be given to Senate bills and conference reports. The committees will report on bills during the coming week with the exception of the numerous company of measures which will never see the light of day. STARVING SUFFRAGIST PHOEBE COUSINS, WHO HAS FOUGHT AGAINST ENFRAN CHISEMENT OF HER SEX, STARVING. St. Louis, Mo., May 16. Miss Phoebe w. Cousins a generation ago recognized throughout tho United States as the leader of her sex against woman suffrage and prohi bition, Is stranded at the Terminal Hotel with scarcely enough money to buy her luncheons. For the last few days she has subsisted mostly on bread and water. Miss Cousins has been at the ho tel for more than three weeks and was forced to-day to appeal to friends to lend her enough money to buy a ticket back to Washington. She Is more than GO years old and an invalid. She formerly was Unit ed States marshal at St. Louis and has a degree of bachelor of law from Washington University. She came to St. Louis in an endeavor to collect an annuity set tled upon her for life in 1908, but recently It has not been paid. Miss Cousins lias appealed to Multlmll Uonalro Adolphus Busch to aid her in bringing about a settlement, but Mr. Busch has not been able to re ceive visitors at his home. Miss Cousins declared sho expected to return to Washington as soon as she could arrange to pay her hotel bill. On her arrival In Washington, she said, she would begin legal proceed ings to collect the annuity fixed at $250 a month. DRESS CATCHES ON FIRE; BURNS TO DEATH. Miss Mae Watson, daughter of Georgo M. Watson, Esq., Scranton, formerly of Salem township, was fatally Injured while burning leaves and rubbish in the back yard, the fire catching her dress. Her moth er was severely burned about the hands. Miss Watson was taken to the hospital and her father, who was In New York, arrived at 9 o'clock Thursday evening, but sho was un conscious and died that night. She was aged about 21 years. Sho has an uncle, John Watson, who lives on the old homestead In Salem. 'Editor of Kick Kontest has Candidate; Apply KICKS KONTINUE TO SHUFFLE HAPPY: LOSERS TRY AGAIN. It's not an easy thing to be the e sometime and see for yourself. It's being President of tho United States, President, if he gets enough votes, a good kick editor. Now, we are no golden hair cut every two weeks an baths. Still, what this column nee flowing tie and an artistic tempera genius, The Citizen has a good ope Apply, stating qualifications, by let Some of the kicks are as follows: Editor Citizen: I kick for editorial information an to how I am to get my shirt on when I have wings. Yours truly, D. Answer: That's simple. Don't tear it on tho bones. Dear Editor: I kick because, I never win a prize, I hope this kick Will bring me a surprise. ALICE GALLAGHER, Ariel, Pa. Answer: Hope springs eternal in the human breast. Just keep on kicking and we'll do the rest. Editor The Citizen: I kick because my sister Such a broad rimmed hat does wear, And 1 can't have any hat at all, Now I don't think that's fair, uo you? Answer: Certainly not. Why don't you take the crown and leave her tho rim. t There's a young man in our town Who appears to be rather slow; He wishes to be a millionaire, He should try for a wife with dough, I'm not an heiress now, you Bee, And I want no millionaire, But I kick for a mate who will love mo And be in all things fair. BLANCHE M. FOWLER. Gumbles, Pa. Answer: In other yords, you want perfection. .Not one man In a thous and Is fair to his wife, so you'd do well to grab some millionaire and then urain him. You know the hand that gets the salary is the hand that rules the roost. Sfandarc3OS9 Co. Washington, May 15. The Su preme Court of the United States to day ordered the dissolution of the Standard Oil Compnny of New Jer sey. In connection with this decree it also handed down its interpreta tion of the Sherman anti-trust law, long awaited by an anxious business world. In this, the first of Its big decisions in the anti-trust cases, the court holds that the Standard Oil Company Is a conspiracy In restraint of trade and a monopoly in contravention of the Sherman anti-trust law. Thus after a fight of many years, in which every obstacle known to the legal profession has been Interposed, the TIGHTS IN PRILL! Worn By Lovely Mrs. Willie Carter IN A RIG HOTEL. HONEST, AIN'T SO.ME WOMEN II SILLY? The harem is a shrinking violet of a costume compared to that worn by Mrs. Willie Carter, the famous golden-haired Philadelphia beauty, on an evening recently In the corridors of the Bellevue-Strat-ford Hotel In Philadelphia. Tho wealthy young matron, who is well known In New York, Newport and London society, herself appeared wholly nonchalant and uncon scious of the surprise, sensation, to say nothing of consternation that sho was causing In her stroll around tho thickly carpeted lanes of tho hotel, and she seemed equally una ware that word was passed outside so that men and youths pressed in from tho street to have a look for themselves at the "lady wearing tights."' Tights, obviously, Mrs. Carter was wearing. They were of glossy silk and they were green a vivid if tempered green. She was accom panied by a woman friend during her rambles in the hotel corridors. When she alighted from her motor car and entered the big, brilliantly lighted lobby nothing unusual was noted regarding her costume. Her Cloak Flung Rack. She woro a chic Parisian hat and a long opera cloak. But as she strolled about tho cloak became a trlflo oppressive and she flung it open and back upon her shoulders and continued strolling. Her sang frold was decidedly piquant, con sidering that In throwing open her opera cloak the full length of the Vacancy for the Right by Letter Only IN WITH EVERY .MAIL; WINNERS IT'S UP TO YOU. JUST KICK. ditor of a Kick Kontest. Try it considerably more different than take It from us. Anyone can be but It requires a genius to make t a genius, because we have our d we take more or less occasional ds is a full-fledged genius, with a ment. For a first-class, genuine nlng as the editor of this column, ter only. Dear Editor: I kick because those having cows to sell don't advertise them in Tho Citizen. ORPHA SWINGLE. Answer: Believe us, if they did, they couldn't raise 'em fast enough to satisfy the demand. Dear Editor: I kick bekause the kids outgrow their klose. CORA NEVIN, Peabrook, N. Y. Answer: A case of Father's and since the harem has become the stylo Mother's, also pants will soon fit Willie. Dear Editor: 1 kick bekause the mosquitoes, Around here are so thick, That If I get that dollar I'll come to Honesdale quick. GERTRUDE FOWLER, Gumbles, Pa. Answer: 'Must be worse than Jer sey In Gumbles. On to Honesdale! A mosquito here Is as rare as an honest legislator In Ohio. Dear Editor: I kicked and earned a dollar, But the dollar I didn't get, So I'll kick this time for fifty cents, For I'll have that Citizen yet. MRS. L. R. SHEARD, Fallsdale, Pa. Answer: Tho reward of determina tion. "Vou get it for one year. We'll pay the subscription. Don't Mention It. Dear Editor: I thank you very much for send ing me the dollar. ,It was very kind of you. I love to read the kicks. Yours very truly, MRS. AUGUSTA BENNETT. Gumbles, Pa. Musi DissoSve Federal Government has finally suc ceeded In Its effort to compel this giant corporation to cast off Its hold ing company and again to separate itself into its thirty-three constituent parts. To accomplish this gigantic under taking the court sets a period of six months. This Is an extension of five months over the time allotted In the dissolution decree of the lower court. The decree of the Circuit Court was modified by the Supreme Court In only one other particular. The Supreme Court orders that the Standard Oil Company and its sub sidiaries shall not be excluded from Interstate commerce pending tho putting of its house in order. green silk tights were displayed. There were those who debated whether they should call the young matron's attention to the display, figuring that by some remarl able might have neglected to attire hor self completely before coming In from her suburban mansion at Bryn Mawr. But again it was de cided that this really could not be, and that In appearing in green tights Mrs. Carter was simply choos ing to appear in unique costume. When seen at her home in Bryn Mawr she said she would not dis cuss hor appearance In the Belle vue in tho striking, untrarameled garb of the other evening. She said she had not taken her husband into her confidence on the advisability of publicly wearing the "tights cos tume. But more than that Bhe would not say, nor did sho predict that soolety women generally would fol low her lead In the fashionable cir cle of Newport, Philadelphia, Wash ington, Baltimore, New York and the Carolina resorts, to say noth ing of London and Paris, in all of which places she Is very well known. (Continued on Page Eight.) SHERRY'S FIRST GAME. Fred Schuerholz (Sherry) pitched his first entire game Monday against St. Louis, at St. Louis, allowing 11 lilts for a total of 8 runs. Although tho Senators were defeated 8-0 Sherry mado a remarkably good showing for his first whole game in big league company. HOUSE PASSES SPROUL RILL. The Sproul main highway bill was passed finally in the Houso Monday night by 200 to 0, tho largest vote cast on any bill this session. No dis cussion occurred and the bill -was Immediately sent to the senate for concurrence in house amendments.