The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, October 25, 1911, Image 1

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)th YEAR -NO. 85
mcert Numbers Make Big Hit-Most Successful
Affair Ever Held in Armory.
A thousand people attended the
ky-eighth annual reception, con-
K and ball of Protection Englne
ipany No. 3, at the Park Place
Rnory, Honesdale, last Friday
rhe anniversary entertainment
pried open at twenty-five mln
after eight o'clock by the Presl-
it of Protection 'Engine Company
. 3, W. W. Wood, who acted no
lilrman of the evening, and de-
lered the address of welcome. He
Id among other things:
r Friends. In the absence of our
Burgess, who Is detained by
i, and unable to be nresent this
aning, it becomes my nleasant
Ity to bid you welcome. It Is a
irce of great gratification to me
see so many present as it is an
Idence of your appreciation of the
mces or your fire department,
f ' Once during the year Protection
J sends out a general alarm or
Ileal for 'help, and that appeal Is
nobly responded to as the com-
liy does when a lire alarm Is sent
f ' After nearly fortv years' nssn
Ition with different fire compan-
Ii am ai lmerty to say that the
n who stand ready to answer the
irm or lire are the warniest-heart-
men in existence.
f If their deeds were exhibited on
h field or battle th
lied heroes. Protection Enclno
ipany so. 6. Hose Comnanv Nn.
lAlerts No. 2, Texas No. 4 and the
plyvllle Fire company are proud to
jw you appreciate their services."
FFhe Kid Orchestra opened the con
t program with a musical solen-
In, and responded with an encore
tne tumultuous applause which
a their efforts.
rho big hits of the evening were
1 Tl f i T1 f nt -Kttoo TnnA T-t i,.J
i. Archer. Miss Jane Haeamnn.
lomas Charlesworth was the blg-
Ei. iiiuBH-umnuiacturer in the con
t, and kept the audience In an
pour uy uis antics as a colored
Lk-in-the-hflX. Mlaa Tlalo Tl.-
prlBed the audience with her
jwledge of musical technique.
Ifoseph Jacob's recitation, "The
Isuner s riea," was rendered In a
nner that captured the approval
every member of the audience.
le applause which followed -would
ve giaaaened the heart of the
susceptible old stacer.
IVll the numbers were finenrnil on.
Iisiastically and the affair was a
isical triumnn from start to finish
Irln's Kid Orchestra and Sonner's
nesu-a ,were enthusiastically en
ptevln O'Brien directed the Kid
-hestra, whose members Included
na weumann. nlano: Otto Hon.
Inn, violin; Raymond Faatz, cor-
Harold MuIIanev. clarionet-
lymond Short, flute; Robt. L. Dor-
Iirup urums.
Chairman Wood called on the
men to voice their thanks for the
icert part of the ball, which he
iiea a pleasurable success. The
i was carried with a mlpht
limn oi Ayes.
rhe floor committee removed the
Its, and the ball was on. Snn.
rs orcnestra furnished the musle
mo iwenty-rour numbers and
rro were no encores.
Between waltzes, the crowd went
pn stairs where supper was serv-
to over duo people, the gross pro
ds from this source amount Inn- tn
M8. The people of Honesdale do.
ted the viands with unusual Hber-
r, ana as over 400 tickets were
Id, the treasury of Protection En-
e vompany No. 3 will be enriched
least $4uu, tne gross receipts
punting to SC00.
Ihe 'Participants were met at the
fr of the Armory by a recentlon
jnmlttee constituted of the ment
is of the company, who were re
sident in their snlc and snan new
(forms. The Alerts and Number
ompanles attended the affair in a
ounty Detective N. B.. Spencer
the tlckots at the dooV and the
Imbers of the company tried to
ke everybody feel at home. It Is
general consensus of onlnlon
lit the ball of last Friday night
la tne most successful in the hls
ly of the comnanv.
lAs many as 200 couples tripped
ugm iantastic at one time,
the ample floor space of tho
Iraory at times seemed Insufficient
accomodate those who wished to
rhe success of the evening was
to the untiring efforts of an fixa
tive committee. Following are!
i momDers: unairman. p. w.
Iiuerholz; secretary. H. H. nieh-
Ils; treasurer, "W. H. Bader; J. M.
ons, Jos. A. Bodie. Jr.. John Car-
Ichael, W. J, Ferber, C. P. Searle,
q., T, F, Gallagher, W. W, Klm-
A checking booth was maintained
the basement of the 'building and
nds were maintained tor the sale
cigars and soft drinks. Consld
ible provision -were loft over and
erwards distributed to the poor of
j city.
Of the honorary members who
re elected September 19, 1853,
en tne company was organized,
nut three remain, Messrs. E. A. Pen-
niman, h. j. conger a nd George
Foster, only one of whom, Mr. Pen
niman, was present at Friday night's
ball. Mr. Pennlman, by the way,
has the proud distinction of missing
very few social functions given un
der the auspices of Protection Num
ber 3.
Protection Engine Company had a
humble origin. Tho first meeting
was held in a haymow of Dr. Con
siders bain on Eleventh street,
where the present High school build
ing now stands.
The first equipment that the com
pany naa comprised two pumps giv
en to them by the Rev. Abel Barker,
a Methodist clergyman who was lo
cated here, and who wbb formerly
engaged in the book and stationery
uuamuas uuuer tne nrm name of Ba
ker & Delezenne.
There was no suction to th.e en-
biubb, una tne ooxes naa to be filled
tip with pails and pumped out again.
That was the way the apparatus
was worked at the fires. AnH vot
.they could throw water up over tho
Presbyterian steeple. It required a
short, sharp stroke to operate the
mechanism'. No one could stand It
for more than two or three minutes
at a time.
The fire laddies in tho early days
wore a natty uniform consisting of a
red coat, with red velveMrlmmlngs.
A large figure three was embroider
ed on the Jacket, and the wiole was
set off with a zouave cap.
The A. M.- Atkinson steamer was
purchased March 25, 1875, following
tho big fire of January 8, 1875, which
began in the Throop building, Main
street, where Doctor Brown's dental
Qfllce Is now located, and burned fif
teen buildings, affecting twenty
firms or individuals, and causing a
property loss of ?200,000. The
steamer, with a two-wheel truck,
cost ?4,700. The flrsf fire that the
A. M. Atkinson was in action occur
red April 10, 1875.
The Lintel steamer was bought in
Towanda. It was afterwards re
named the R. W. Ham. It was a
Silsby patent steamer, and cost $1500
with a four-wheel hose cart and fuel
cart. . It arrived in Honesdale Dec.
2, 1880, and cost originally $5,000.
William Muir .acted as en
gineer of the A. M. Atkinson, and
John M, Lyons and Andrew J. Car
roll were the assistants. Once sta
tioned near the canal basin, at the
foot of old Number 13 plane with a
1400-foot length of hose attached, it
threw a stream over the smoke
stack still standing at the head of
the plane, the stack being 60 feet
high, and the head of the plane some
225 feet above the basin, making
the entire elevation 285 feet.
The first meeting of the Hones
dalo Fire Department was held In
the present firemen's hall July 11.
" The Atkinson steamer was pur
chased February, 1875," according to
J. M. Lyons, who has been chief en
gineer of the Honesdale Fire Depart
ment ever since ho came to the Maple
City in March, 1875. ,
" The ' R. W. Ham ' steamer," he
continued, "was purchased, second,
in 1884, in Towanda. After the big
fire .of 1875, which started in Katz's
store, which was then a small estab
lishment located about where the
Dime Bank now Is. It was along In
February on a very cold, stormy
night. It burned that block complete
ly taking in the Commercial Hotel
then known as the Coyne House.
"The fire company then had noth
ing but hand engines, and depend
ed on pumping water from the canal.
The flro got to the Coyne before they
got a drop on the fire. The winnl hnd
been closed upNind tho gates were
down, and they had to cut the Ice
from around the gates to raise It.
It took some time for it to fill up so
they could pump it,
" I was down there on the street
that night. They called for volun
teers. I helped to pump. It started
In the neighborhood of 2 o'clock in
the morning. The whole block was
burned down. The only thing that
prevented the fire from snreadinir
was the people down at McGrana-
guan a wno put dampened carpet on
the roof to prevent the fire from
" The buildings that wore burned
were mostly three and four story
buildings. They wero all frame
buildings. I Joined the company pur
posely to run tho steamer for them.
A. M. Atkinson was president of the
council, and principal advocate for
buying a steamer, land the engine
wus jiamea anor mm.
" The ' R. W. Ham was bought in
1884, and so named In honor of the
foreman. In 1890 it was rebuilt and
remodeled. -
" Tho ' A. M. Atkinson ' was pur
chased from tho Silsby Manufactur
ing Company, Seneca Falls, N. Y
and was an A No, 1 third class
Chief Engineer J. M. Lyons fur
nished a Citizen man with this infor
mation" by way of correcting a state
ment which appeared in last Friday's
Citizen to the effect that the first
steamer was bought in 1862, where
as in reality It was first purchased in
(Continued on. Page Eight)
24-Year-OId Mrs. Gaffney
Gets Warrant
Frank Gaffney, aged 27, 106 Fifth
street, an Erie Railroad sectioh
hand, deserted his wife and two
small ehlldren Saturday night, Sept.
29, after, it U said, squandering In
drink and riotous living all his
wife's money.
Had it not been for the charity of
kind neighbors who sent them in
things to eat, and for the liberality
of St. John's R. C. church, which
donated them a ton of coal, Mrs.
Gaffney and her two small boys,
Francis, aged 3, and James, aged 4,
would have fared badly.
It was a pitiful story that the de
serted wife told a reporter last Fri
day morning. Mrs. Gaffney is a
young woman only twenty-four years
old, but her seven years of married
life have been full of trouble.
" I met him aUa ball one night.
I went with him for quite a while.
I always found he had a good repu
tation. He made big wages. I used
to work in a factory. My father
kept a livery stable. We lived In
Port Richmond, Staten Island.
" I never knew he drank Until we
were married six months, and then
he started. We often used to have
words all through his drink. He'd
Dr. E. M. Stephenson Ad
dresses the Baptist
LEY. ,
Dr. E. M. Stephenson, of Denver,
who is Interested In youne neonle
and Sunday school work, gave a vory
instructive aaaress in the Honesdale
Baptist church last Sabbath morninc,
Dr. Stephenson s theme was "Child
This Is a parable of the cornstalk
ana illustrates tho growth and de
velopment of the child on the laws
laid down by Christ; first the -blade.
men tne ear, ana alter that the full
corn Jn the ear. Mr. Steohenson
has given this lecture in more than
half the states in the Union and is
called for more than any lecture he
Dr. Stephenson held two different
meetings in Hawley. iHe presided
over a union meeting at 3 o'clock
that afternoon, his tonic belnc "How
to Make Good Bible School Bet
ter. Tiie following good thoughts
were gleaned rrom the meeting:
" Improve Its organization by the
application of the two self-regulating
principles or completeness and sim
" Improve its atmosphere hv elv.
nea!i.. z . . . - . .. .
have his money spent in a saloon "1 iLu.0"?"1683 a,r' more mtellect-
berore he came home. My people hmT. ' 3 "aJ"2 ,eBS'
wero a ways ne ping us. He always Tm" 7
claimed V was Jealous of him.
" We used to live in Port Rich
mond where 'he worked In Burley's
ship yard. He deserted me there,
and I had a warrant out for him.
He wrote me If I came to Honesdale
he'd do all right. So I came here
last March. I sold my house down
there. He spent every cent I had.
He spent it for drink. He went
around sporting. I heard he used
to hire rigs and go around every
day sporting.
" He used to tell me he was look
ing for work and at the same time
he was drinking. He used to be
away for weeks.
He was working on. the Erie
Railroad. Ho earned $10.50 a
week. He only, worked six weeks.
I was In the hospital seven weeks.
I've been In poor health. Only two
months ago I was operated on in the
btate Hospital. Scranton. Ho de
serted the children while I was in
the 'hospital so I had to come home.
He took the pledge for a year
before coming 'here, and promised
me he was going to do all right. He
came home Saturday night two
weeKs ago. 'He has two weeks'
pay coming to him, but the check
is made out in his name so I can't
get It.
He s crazy about the children.
That night he Went he bought 'home
a bag of candy for the children. A
man came in that night and said
he was going to have Spencer after
him for something he did. It was
about eight o'clock. When he came,
my husband ran out.
" I have a warrant out for him
for desertion. He has a brother in
an insane asylum. I don't think ho
Is really right In the head. He al
ways goes away without any reason.
I heard he was In Long Island. I
was told he went down to work on a
steamboat. Five of his uncles are
on canal boats. When he was away
seven months before he was on a
canal boat.
"He has two or three different
kinds of work he can do. He can,
drive rivets, chip Iron, and he has
an application in for the Brooklyn
Navy Yard. Ho used to work for
the Wells Fargo Express Co. In Now
York before the strike, when he was
away in August and came back in
" I was told he changed his name
that time. Ho had a Job as Janitor
at a place in New York, where he
was called Frank Cavanaugh. Ho
took a D. & H. train to Scranton
when ho left here.
" We had to pull and drag for
the children ever since we came
here last March. It wasn't the right
thing for him to do.
"He's got dark hair and brown
eyes. He's not very tall, and weighs
160 pounds. He was noted for a
good worker always. He is clean
shaven, and has one mark on his
right cheek whore he was kicked
one time, and a small scar on his
lip. He had on a blue coat, black
shoes, and wore a white shirt, blue
bow tie and derby hat.
" My people were always helping
us. But they are mad now because
I went to live with him again last
It was a pitiful story Mrs. Gaff
ney told, with her youngest boy, a
bright flaxen-haired chap nestled in
her arms and hugging her close
around the neck, with a most woebe
gone face, as though he feared his
mother would leave him as his fath
er had done. Tho older boy clung
to her skirts and did not seem to
mind it half so much as the little
One of the candidates for office
this fall, who doe3 not believe in let
ting his left hand know what his
right hand is doing, has sent her on
order on a nearby srocery store and
her Immediate wants have been sup
piled. The neighbors wag their
heads ominously when asked "what
they will do to her husband If he
should ever come back and continue
in his evil ways.
Improve its teachine force hv
wui-uoi d uuuiui cuuea, uy special
reading and study of the best profes
sional books and frequent lectures
from those who know how to teach
and to teach teachers how to teach
" Improve the course of study by
the introduction of the newgraded
lessons and by training tho teachers
in tne use of these new lessons.
" Get into the schools a larger per
ueui. oi tne memDers of the
churches, put Into the work time,
more thought, more skill, more
money, and more prayer."
At a union meeting at 7:30 in the
evening Dr. Stephenson talked upon
" Factors in Religious Education."
Among other things the speaker
O'jl Home is the first . great
iorce ior ngiiteousness. Judge Tut
hill of Chicago, the founder of Jn.
venlle Courts In America, said that
ninety-live per cent, of those who
appeared In his court were there for
want of the proper home influences.
" No community rises above the
moral and spiritual level of its
homes. No church is any wise bet
ter than the homes represented in its
" The Church Is another factor In
the forces of good. The home should
ue nnKea up with the church In the
religious development of the chil
dren and youth of the community.
Tne child should learn to live the
Christian life in tho homo first and
then in the larger social group of
the church, in Bible school, Young
People's society and In the preach
ing services.
" The public school Is a powerful
factor In the lives of children and
youth, and Is nowadays far more the
handmaid of rollglon than in tho
past. All these forces together may
so operate as to Dund up the youth
of our land In righteousness, as to
wellnigh guarantee their own per
sonal cnoice or tne nignest lire. And
this Is our duty Jointly toward every
boy and girl in the sphere of our In
fluence, for when we have done our
best it still remains for the Individu
al to choose for himself that better
part, the choice of which is the self
determining act of tho soul."
The union services of Sunday
were largely attended In Hawley so
Dr. Stephenson decided to give an
other address on his chosen work.
The meeting, like former ones, was
union, all the churches uniting In
the support of the work. " The
Moral Dignity of Teaching" was Dr.
Stephenson's subject. He said in
" God is the greatest teacher. In
nature, in history, In human char
acter, and especially In Jesus Christ
has God proclaimed his own char
acter. " Teaching is self-revelation. We
must flrst incarnate the truth and
then impart it by a sort of spiritual
"All the progress the world has
made In morals and rollglon has been
through her teachers.
" The greatest teachers have been
religious teachers, and the greatest
religious teachers have been asso
ciated with the Scriptures. Our
Bible is the literary remains of God's
inspired teacherB. The world waits
to-day on her teachers, secular (so
called) and religious.
"The world owes more to Bible
school teachers than she knows, but
the day Is fast approaching when we
shall see that our debt to this body of
workers is great Indeed.
" Religions cannot be taught, It
must be lived. "Whatever else it is
or may be it Is life, and life is an
impartatlon. The scholar becomes
what tho teacher Is by association,
by thinking the same thoughts end
habituating the same Impulses and
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f Congressman, W. D. B. AINEY.
President Judge, HON. ALONZO T. SEARLE. L
Sheriff, THOMAS Y. BOYD.
Prothonotary, WALLACE .1. BARNES. ,
Register and Recorder, W. B. LDSHER.
District Attorney, M. E. SIMONS.
Treasurer, W. W. WOOD.
For Coroner, P. B. PETERSON.
For Auditors, W. O. AVERY, LEROY GILPIN.
Vote for Hon. Alonzo T.
for President Judge.
Vote for Wallace 'J.
Prothonotary,' ?
Barnes, for
Some Reasons Why the Repub
lican Ticket Ought to Carry
Wayne County.
Laying politics aside for the moment and appealing
to Democrats, Keystoners, Prohibitionists and Repub
licans alike, we ask that the voters of Wayne county
consider carefully and thoughtfully the qualifications of
the men whose names appear at the head of this col
umn. From the first name of the list to the last, you will
find that the candidates offered by the Republican par
ty for election on November 7th, make one of the
strongest tickets, if not THE strongest ticke,t ever
presented by any party in any year in the history of
the county. There is not a single flaw to be found
against it. Individually and collectively these men
represent the very highest types of public-spirited cit-
izenship. They are men who have lived in Wayne
county pretty nearly all their lives, who know the peo
ple and their needs, and who are prepared to use every
effort in their power to make the government of Wayne
county efficient, economical and progressive.
Because of the remarkable qualifications of each of
these candidates for the office to which he aspires, it '
seems to be, as someone has called it "The Logical
Ticket." b i
There is Mr.. Ainey, a brilliant and hard working
lawyer, a student of men and affairs, a speaker of more
than ordinary power, a man who has always been iden
tified with the higher ethical and religious movements
- of the age; a man who stands Strong and firm on all
moral lines. Li politics a Republican, but one who has
never hesitated to raise a warning voice against wrong
or errors even at the risk of personal popularity.
:'Withal he is a man of, genial parts and in friendly
. touch with' the great mass of people by whom he is so
well known and greatly esteemed.'
There is the Hon. A. T. Searle. A more capable
judge has never sat on the bench in the Court of
Common Pleas. His record of never having hadi a
case appealed of any that he has decided is but one out
of many reasons why the voters of Wayne county, no
matter of what their political affiliations, know that he'
is the right man in the right place and are going to
vote to keep him there.
There is Thomas Y. Boyd, born and reared in Da
mascus township, who has never held a public office
of any kind and who will make a Sheriff that this coun
ty can be proud of.
There is Wallace J. Barnes, broad-minded, experi
enced and well-known throughout the entire, county
as a man emenently qualified to take up the duties of
Prothonotary and give as fine an administration of
that office as the able and popular Mr. Michael J.
Hanlan has given.
There is W. B. Lesher, who has made a record as a
County Auditor for accurate and conscientious work
that leaves no doubt as to his ability to handle the of
fice of Register and Recorder in a manner to do jus
tice to himself and the county.
There is W. W. Wood, a Civil war veteran whose
training has been such in financial matters, that no
other recommendation should -be-needed. Mr. Wood
has handled over $1,500,000 in one business alone and
every penny of this 'gigantic sum was properly ac
counted for in the final audit. What better qualifica
tion could a man have to prove that the office of
Treasurer is exactly suited to his ability and training?
There is Earl Rockyell, farmer, contractor and con
crete builder, vocations that require just the knowl
edge and training that a commissioner who is to serve
the best interests of the county ought to possess.
There is John Male, recognized from one end of the
county to the other as a man fully equipped by rea
son of his training and natural ability to Safeguard the
interests of the taxpayers as Commissioner.
There are M. E. Simons and P. B. Peterson whose
names appear also on the Democratic slate, and this
fact alone proves that they are the unanimous choice
of Wayne county for the offices of District Attorney
and Cordner.j
There are Avery and Gilpin who are-well able to aud
it the county's accounts in an honest, efficient, and business-like
Space does not permit an extended review of tlie
many qualifications of the several Republican can
didates. Enough has been said, however, to show that
each man is more than well-fitted to occupy the office
for which he is a candidate. Indeed, in nearly every-
instance, it would almost seem as if the occupations
and training of each candidate so far, had been along
specialized lines to fit him for the office to which he
aspires. "
Voters of Wayne county, if you elect the Republi
can ticket this year you will assure yourselves thdfc
unil the next election Wayne county will receive an
administration that wijl be honest, fearless' and effi
cient. - . ; .iti . " '.'-' 1 j .
" The. Ljogical Ticket." It has indeed ' been well
named. '
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