The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, October 18, 1911, Image 1
WEATOER FORECAST: RAIN. WEATHER FORECAST: T READ THE CITIZEN SAFE, SANE, SURE. . READ THE CI" EN SAFE, SANE, f i.-' i a i a 69th YEAR. NO. 82 HONESDALB, WAYNE 00., PA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1911. PRICE CENTS HIT HFARI NR w mm i mmu mm mm mm n IN SCHOOL CASE Taxpayers of South Ca naan Against Building High School. 140 SIGN PETITION WHICH AT TORNEY HOSIER GREENE PRESENTS TO COURT. An action was recently Instituted In the Common Pleas of Wayne, sit ting In equity, at the suit ot-W, W. Klzer et al., residents and taxpayers of South Canaan, against the School Directors of the district of South Canann, to restrain the latter, from preoceedlng with the erection of a high school building on a lot pur chased for that purpose by the dis trict In March, 1909; and on Oct. 6 a preliminary Injunction was Issued by Judge Searle. Last Saturday, a hearing took place before Judge Searle on the question of continuing the injunc tion; Homer Greene appearing as counsel for the plaintiffs, and H. Wilson and W. H. Lee for the de fense. The ground on which the Injunc tion was prayed for, as set forth 'In the plaintiff's bill of complaint, was that at the township election held Feb. 15, 1910, the question of es tablishing a high school and cen- lUWllHILip WilB UUU1111LIUU lO tl VOLS VI ..V. . . 1 1 f! .1 1 A . . 1 n l of 25 April, 1901, and that at said election 75 votes were cast in favor of such school and 112 votes against it, but that notwith standing sucu voie, mo directors ...lit. 11 - 1 B - . . 1 i K . 1 1 .1 I 1 . 1. II . I UUIlUiUA llilU LUC UUilll ailULlUll Ul the schools, and have contracted for Before the case was opened on the part of the plaintiffs, the coun sel for the defendants presented a motion to dissolve the injunction and dismiss the bill. The grounds for this motion were a defilal that the question of centralizing the 3TlrtTo nine lfirvollt. n.ltimln n ... P O .. II . (i (1 1 11 i . votes were legally cast at said elec tion against the centralization of the schools. In support of this conten tion, as matter of law. connsnl for iuh imreiuio cueu iub provisions oi the act of 1901 for submitting the Section 2 providing that the directors ' TTnnn 11. n nllltn " .. n 1 , 1 .. C uiiwii jjoiiuuu ui u uiujuuiy Ul the qualified electors, representing or owning property to the amount of one-fourth of the assessed valuation of such district, must submit such question to a vote of the qualified electors of such township district"; and section 3 providing that upon such vote " The ballots shall .have printed thereon: For centralization Yes. For centralization No." It was alleged, in the motion, that these provisions were not observed; that no petition, as required by the printing required by the act, had printed thereon; "For high school Yes. For high school No." The motion further set forth that the high school should 'have two rooms r .1 thh rciniiiN. I n ;i r Tnn n raninra posed to erect a high school build ing having two rooms, at a cost not At.LiWUlll V Ul U U U LULL I, 1111111 V III those who voted against a 'high . i .1 1 .i i ii IUJUU1 UIU BU UUl UttVllUBtt 1X16 WUfO iiiiiinuii .iiii'ii (Wf'M.iri. iw i run i t 11BV IllHUIIIHUVKtl fll 1L III! 1 1 11 1 II LT V1T ill. i.vvi, riiiiiiiNi linn iiiilt iiinnrR wnn ULCU URUllloL lb UIU DU UCUaUBB LlltiV llsannroved of the location RMpptful Tin wianori tn novn rnn hn m ni. tuunci9 Ul a luua uioittui. So far as shown by the evidence. 1U JltHlUUIl, HUL'Il US U1B UCL Ul 19U1 cuujma, naa uvur lum uuiuiu mu )f being In conformity with that act, n.intni ( tr. 1, 1 nnt.nAi es. or niirn scnooi h" ;ine eturn of the election was " High On the part of the directors, it lino nnntnn.ln.l I1.nl nn n ... H Inn or submitting the question of cen- ranznrinn nnn nnnn npiinnra tr he directors, no election could log illy be held on that question; 'and as hprft Wns Tin nrmHatnn rf nw mi- nurizing me suumission oi tno luestion of a high school, there ould be no legal election on that luestion; hence that the election jad no legal effect in controlling the ictlon of the directors on the sub- ect. It was further shown that the .roposed building was to have three ooffls, while the vote at the elec ion, even If effective, was only igalnst a two-room building, which iih uireL'ium 11 nil kivhh nnr nn nr heir Intention to build, and had no ipplication to a three-room building. On the part of the plaintiffs, be ddes asserting the prohibitive ef- ect oi tne voie, ic -was contended hat the motion by .the directors, at i meeting held -In June, 1911, pro- )osed building, was not legally idopted or put on record aa requlr- U IHIIf J WM UVUI ) tUUI oard was present, and that Ave dl ectors voted In favor oi tho mo ton, and the elxth declined to vote. I. S. Megargel, Secretary of the oard, testified that but Ore dlrec-i BOARD OF TRADE HOLDS MEETING Greater Honesdale is Dis cussed ; New Company Coining Here. NEW iMEMUEHf ELECTED AND RILLS ORDERED PAH); OTHER BUSINESS. Greater Honesdalo was the chief topic of conversation at the Board of Trade meeting of last Friday even ing, ;Representatlves from Texas township Were present. After some discussion as what advantages would be derived by- annexing Texas to Honesdale borough, L. Blumenthal made a motion that Attorney C. A. JlcCarty, Carl Prosch and Superin tendent of Schools J. J. Koehler be appointed as a committee in charge of extending the borough limits. At the call of Chairman C. A. McCarty a mass meeting will soon be held in the court house when it is expected all Interested parties will attend. The matter of annexation will then bo discussed pro and con. The Board ot Trade meeting open ed at 8:15 with President F. W. Kreltner In the chair. Minutes of the last regular and special meeting were read and approved. Treasurer 'Edward Deitzer gave the following report: Balanoe on hand last meeting $189.80; amount of bills paid last session, $28.20; leaving a net bal ance of $161,60; Tecelved from E; B. Callaway, dues, since September 8, ?119.70; total, $281.30. Application for a site was receiv ed from an out-of-town company al ready doing a good business. The concern, it Is stated, would erect a $5,000 building and would only ask a factory site. The -company, it Is claimed would employ 50 hands. On by L. .Blumenthal, it was carried that motion of C. A. McCarty1, seconded the matter be referred to the solicit ing and site committee. Special committee on sale of stock for the Honesdale Union Stamp Shoe company .reported having sold several shares of stock since last meeting. Tho report was accepted and the committee continued. The committee on site for tho Gurney Electrical Elevator company reported progress. C. J.'Dlbble, C. E. Sandercock and Herman Myer were elected new mem bers, and one new name was present ed for nomination. A communication was read from the operating department of the Delaware & Hudson railroad in an swer to a letter written by the spec ial committee appointed by the Busi ness Men's association and recom mended by the Board of Trade. C. E. Bates, division passenger and freight agent for that company, as sured the committee the hearty co operation in every way possible for the betterment of 'Honesdale. Communications were also read from tho passenger and Industrial de partments of the Erie railroad. Bills amounting to $19.16 were or dered paid. tors were present, and that only three voted for the motion. Later, however, this vote appeared to have been cast on a motion at a meeting in December, 1909. Homer Greene, Esq., attorney for the plaintiff, immediately interposed an objection claiming that this was simply an exparte hearing for tho presentation of oral testimony to satisfy the conscience of the Court in continuing tho Injunction. The Court, however, decided to admit evidence on both sides, and the tak ing ot testimony began. Prothonotary Hanlan identified a return sheet showing that at a town ship election held February 15, 1910, the question of whether there should be a high School or not was voted upon by the qualified electors of 'South Canaan township and that the majority of electors voted against it, 75 votes being cast In favor of tho proposed new building and 112 against a high school. H. L. Megargel, secretary of the 'South Canaan township school board, for the purpose of showing that official action was taken by the South Canaan school board for the erection of a school building, identified the minute book, tho pages of which, were not numbered. The minute book showed that a meeting of the school board -was held December 14, 1909, with all the members present, when it was re solved that a building be erected at a cost not to exceed $5,200 to be paid for with the issuance of bonds par value $50, to bear interest at 5 per cent, and to give the necessary legal notice for submission of the proposition to the voters of South Canaan at the February election next. Tho testimony 'brought out the fact that the question of bonding the district was never submitted to tho voters, the only vote ever held being for a High school or not, 75 voting for and 112 against that proposition. Attorney Greene offered in evi dence the entry on the minute book under date of June 5, 1911, reading as follows: " On motion it was decided to build a high school in South Canaan according to the blue prints from Dreher township and also to' adver tise for bids. Carried. H. L. Me gargel and E. D. Spangenborg were appointed a committee to buy the blue prints or get a copy of them. The entry, of August 9, 1911, also offered in evidence, stated that the (Continued on Page 8,) NAUGHT! BOYS ALL PAROLED Wanted to Play "Wild West" In Peaceful Honesdale. SENTENCE SUSPENDED AS LONG AS THEY'RE GOOD AND OBEY THEIR PARENTS. "Now, boys, it looks to me as If this was' done more as a boyish prank than anything else. You were going into the 'Wild West' business. We might send you to the Reformatory. I think Vpur parents can take better care or you than down there. If I send you down there It might put a blot on your lives forever." So said Judge Alonzo T. Searle, Monday morning, to a.quartette of youthful lawbreakers, 'who pleaded guilty to being Involved in the theft of revolvers from the store of John Erk, tholr names being Elmer Spry Gray, aged 13, Stanley Decker, aged 12, Edwin Conzellman, aged 12, Harrison Conzellman, aged 9, before paroling them In the custody of their parents and of Prof. IHarry A. Oday. " Sentence will be suspended," he continued, "and you will be put in charge of some one who will report on your conduct. As long as you behave yourselves there will be no trouble. " I don't thlnlc you are bad boys. Perhaps you have been reading some trashy novels. Better not read those things. We shall expect you to obey your parents. Try to read and study evenings. Don't be around the streets, especially Winter evenings. " You understand, boys, if Mr. Erk or any citizen should complain of you then your case will be brought up and sentence imposed. If you are good boys this will be the last or this." " Boys stand up," commanded the Court, when District Attorney,- M. E. Simons, informed Judge Searle, that he had an indictment charging the four boys with larceny. "They used this little boy," ex plained the District Attorney, point ing out nine-year-old 'Harrison Con zellman, "-to do the .stealing- for them, They sent him into Erk's store to stealfevolvers." " Speak up and tell the truth," In sisted the Court to the four boys who had lined up in front of the bar, with the youngest culprit of them all, Harrison Conzellman, at the head of the juvenile class. Judge Searle questioned them closely as to their residence, whether they went to school or n'ot, In whose room they were, etc., to all of which they made ready replies. "- How did you come to do this?" asked tho Judge. " We were going to play cow boys," said little Harrison, whom the Judge excused "as not being conscious of crime" on account of his tender years. John Erk -was called upon to give an account of the missing revolvers. He told of how these boys made it a practice of hanging around his store. The little boy, he said, was used as a tool. He missed the revolvers, and Deputy Constable P- J. Moran told him "he was on the track of the boys who took them. Charles Gray, 'Elmer's foster fath er, said this' was the first time the boy had been In trouble. He said he sent his boy to church and Sun day school, and said he would be re sponsible for his future good be havior. Mr. Decker said he would try to look after his son. 'He goes to Sun day school every Sunday, he declar ed. The Court then ordered that the boys be paroled in the custody of their parents, save in the case of the; Conzellman brothers who were par Toled in the care of Prof. Harry A. Oday. The sentence of the Court seemed to meet with the general approval of the large number of spectators pres ent at the morning session of argu ment court. SIRS. IRA K. BISHOP IS DEAD. Mrs. Ira K. Bishop died of com plication of diseases at her home at White Mills Monday after a linger ing illness. Mrs. Bishop was 74 years of age and lived at Indian Or chard several years. She Is surviv ed by her husband and tho follow ing children: Mrs. George Silsby and Philip of White Mills; Mrs. Charles Carfs and Mrs, May nichmbnd, of Indian Orchard and Mrs. Howard Bishop of Honesdale. No arrange ments 'have been made for the fun eral. INJURED AT SOUTH CANAAN. Judson Cope, of Carbondalo, is the victim of a distressing accident which happened while hunting at South Canaan, this countyron Satur day last. Cope's gun exploded and one of his hands and, arms were so badly shat tered that it was necessary to am putate below tho elbow. He is at the Emergency hospital, Carbondale. ALMOST. TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. Sleeves, the girl with a email dress allowance will be glad to hear, are to be ong and close. This is a sensible winter fashion, and will bo Jumped at by practical people. The Joy of long sleeves is that one can then wear short gloves, which means a remarkable saving of ex pense, both for buying nmX cleaning. LUCII FINED $500 AND COSTS Gets Three Months' Im prisonment on Liquor Selling Charge. FAMILY HEAR SENTENCE IMPOS ED; DAUGHTER KISSES HIM GOOD-BYE. Dominick Luclanl, who was arrest ed Tuesday, August 29, at Goulds boro, by County Detective N. B. Spen cer, charged with selling .liquor with out a license, selling liquor to min ors, 'and selling liquor on Sundays, was brought into argument Court Alonday morning where ihe pleaded guilty to the three charges, and was sentenced by Judge A. T. 'Searjjj on the Indictment of selling without a license,' to pay a fine of $500 to the Commonwealth of 'Pennsylvania, to pay the costs of prosecution and to undergo an imprisonment of three months In the county Jail, the same to be computed from September 1. Sentence was suspended on 'the other two Indictments. His wife and six children, viz. Caterlna, aged 14, Angelo, aged 12, llargherita, aged 11, Stella, aged 9, Luciano, aged 7, Maria, aged 5, were in tho court room when sentence was Imposed. Judge 'Searle questioned the pris oner before imposing sentence. Lu clanl stated that he was was in the store business In Old Forgo before going to Gouldsboro. 'Ho gave that up because 'the business was light and he had sickness in the house. He used to work in Gouldsboro, and went to live there because living was so high In Scranton. He couldn't get a job, and so drifted Into selling liquor. District Attorney M. E. Simons stated that he had received several letters in regard to the character of the prisoner, all of Which gave him a very good character. He went to Gouldsboro last November and com menced selling beer immediately, and a little later ha sold whiskey too. tie worked up a large trade In spite of tho fact that he was warned to desist. He was quite defiant when warned, and said that he had a gov erV'$"t license, and paid a revenue license to the government. To make matters doubly' sure he organized what he called a club, of which he was president. He had a secretary and a treasurer for his or ganization. Every person over 21 years of, age was eligible to become a member of this club on signirfg a pa per said to be a list of the club mem bers. Ho was then entitled to buy beer from Luclanl. That expedient was resorted to after the matter of his illegal selling had been reported to the Court. When questioned by the Court, Luciani claimed he sold beer in bot tles, and that he got the idea of run ning a club from several similar or ganizations 'located In South Side, Scranton. His family, he stated, had removed from Gouldsboro, and were now living in South Side, Scranton. " In consideration of the fact that you have pleaded guilty," said Judge Searle, " and of what the district at torney has said, that you supposed you had a right to sell, ln,considera tlon of the fact that you nave a wife and six children, and that they have left the county, we shall sentence you on one indictment only. We cannot let you go without some punish ment." After hearing the sentence, Luciani wanted to know what was to become of his family. "My wife told me, she had nothing to eat In the house," he protested. The Judge suggested that as she was in Lackawanna county she ought to have stayed there, and said, " I don't think that this is a case where we ought to suspend sentence in all counts." Claiming that he had no money at all, Luciani was, removed from the Court room by Sheriff M. Lee Bra man to serve out his term, which will expire December 1. Little Maria, his youngest daugh ter, a dear little girl, only five years of age, with curly flaxen hair stream ing down her back, wearing a white sweater, came up and kissed her Papa aB 'he sat before the bar awaiting his fate. His wife-sat tearfully awaiting the Judge's decision with her chil dren by her side, a very picture of unspeakable woe. Luciani, who has been In this country for 27 years, told a Citizen man that after he was released he would go back to Scranton and sell fruit. "I got a license for selling fruit," he said. " Scranton for me, too dear," he told the reporter when asked why he went to Gouldsboro. "I be down there. I couldn't find no Job at all. I got sick, after 8 or 9 days. Then I started selling beer." COURT NOTES. Judge A. . T. Searle, Saturday morning, appointed Reymond J. Brown, as supervisor for Texas town ship to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of his father, Samuel H. Brown, who retired on account of impaired health. Dr. 'W. T. McConvlll, Homer Greene, Esq., and.C. J. Brwn were appointed, Saturday morning, by the Court to investigate the mental con dition of William Malloy, Texas township. Send tho Citizen Publishing Co, 25 cents and you will receive this paper from npw until January 1 for that small amount. t -t- .""'' REPUBLICAN TICKET. " Congressman, W. D. B. AINEY. " President Judge, HON. ALONZO T. SEARLE. ' Sheriff, THOMAS Y. BOYD. - Prothonotary, WALLACE J. BARNES. Register and Recorder, W. B. LBSHER. Commissioners, JOHN MALE, EARL ROCKWELL. District Attorney, M. E. SIMONS. Treasurer, W. W. WOOD. ' - For Coroner, P. B. PETERSON. For Auditors, W. O. AVERY, LEROY GILPIN. ' I I Republican What It ne (1) . It. means that the entire county will be represented a fact' of the utmost importance. The Republicans have nominated a splendid ticket that includes, as far as possible, a candidate from' every corner of Wayne county., For in stance, choosing them at random, there is 3arnes of Ber lin; Lesher of Sterlin; Male of Cherry Ridge; Avery of Bethany; Boyd of Damascus; Rockwell of Lake; Wood of Honesdale and Gilpin of Dreher, each of them representing a different township or borough of the county. Judge Searle, our candidate for Judge, is necessarily of Hones dale, as all the attorneys are located at the county seat. Now look at the Democratic slate. Excluding Simons and Peterson who are the nominees of the Repub lican party also there is only one exception, Voigt, who (Toesn't call the center of the county his home. Which of these two is the logical ticket if you are going to get a representation of the entire county? There is only onev an swer and that is the Republican ticket. (2) . It means that you will receive- an honest and con scientious administration of every office, without fear, " favor or prejudice. ' ' 1 (3) . It means that you will have a personal knowledge of and a personal pride ah,d interest in every office for which the Republicans, candidates are striving, because every one of these candidates is almost as well known throughout the county as' heirs''m4iis"6vn''home to,yi. (4) . It means that you will get the most. efficient service from every office, in your power to give, because, taken man for man, and office for office, the Republican ticket in cludes the men best qualified for the positions, and the men whose ability to conduct those positions, courteously, honestly and efficiently is well known to every voter in the county. - - m ..vf (5) . It mean that as, in a number of cases, these men have already been tested and have proven their admirable qualifications, you will make no mistake in their re-election. (6) . It means that )'ou will get an administration con ducted on up-toklate business methods by up-to-date" busi ness men; who will do all in their power to lighten your burden of taxation and increase the revenues of the coun- ' (7). It means that for, all time to conic until the next election you can rest assured that your money the money you pay in taxes isl" "ing spenc as economically, prudently and wisely as possibl , There will be no waste, no foolish expenditures, no cartless mismanagement. z(8). It meaps that every desirable vand necessary im provement will be made with the good of the entire county in mind. There will be no discrimination in favor of one section over another, because, as pointed out above, the Republican ticket is representative of the whole county and not a small, self-centered section. (9). It means that you hold the personal -pledge of ever)'' candidate on the ticket, publicly expressed in these columns, that no effort will be spared to make each office a success in every particular, to the end that fair play, honest adminis tration, and efficient conduct, of the county business may bring prosperity to the county, and every voter who lives therein. Finally, it means that the uccess of the Republican party now means success in 1912. FIREMEN'S DAY PROCLAMATION Asks the People of Honesdalo to Ob serve Tills Day. WHEREAS, the Town Council of the Borough of Honesdale, have by resolution adopted at its last regular meeting designated Oct. 20, 1911, be observed by the people of 'Honesdale as Firemen's 'Day. Now, therefore, I, John Kuhbach, Burgess of the Borough of Honesdale, In accordance with the said resolution do hereby designate and appoint Friday, Oct. 20, 1911, as Firemen's Day, and all persons within the Borough of Honesdale are hereby requested to observe the said day as far as they can conveniently do so, to refrain from business, to decorate their places ot business, and to display the national colors throughout the town to the end that tha said day may be fittingly observed as Firemen's Day. JOHRKUHBACH, Burgess of the Borough of Hones dale. J -f Success eans to You and The line of march for the parado will be as follows: Form on Main street, Between 9th and 11th, at 1:30 p. m march to State Bridge, to Church street, down Church street, to 4th, to Main, up Main street to Park, Park to West, to North Park, to Main street, down Main street, to City Hall and dis band. Tho parade will form as follows: Police. ' Flag. Burgess and President ot Town Council. Town Council. Retired and Honorary Members ot Engine Co. No. 3. . -1 Band. " ;.' Hose Company No. 1. ' ,'" Texas Firo Company No. 4. Seelyvllle Fire Company, Drum Corps. Alert Fire Company. Protection Engine Co. No, 3.