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HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 1911.
BE SETTLED S
POUND IN WAYNE
RITERS ARE HARD
WAYNE COUNTY SCHOOL DIRECTORS RESOLUTIONS ON
HOLD 16TH ANNUAL-CONVENTION MAYOR KUHBACH
Ihe Life of An Author is
tot "One Grand Sweet
I) "FLOWERY IIEI)S OF EASE"
IFOR II1M SAYS MR. GREENE
I IN MIS "PERSONALITY OF
iHomer Greene, Esq., Wayne
iinty's poet and Diction writer, is
itriDuting an interesting series or
Itlcles to tho Independent Republl
n, of Montrose. The first story,
lilch appeared in last week's issue
that bright and newsy weekly.
I In my younger days, when I was
ich more- of a reader of literature
Ian I am now, no subject possessed
are iascination for me than the per
nality of tho writers whose works
read. In my imagination I sur
unded these men and women with
romance and adorned them with a
Ilo far greater and brighter than
y which their heroes or heroines
irried with them. It Is difficult now
say to what extent my dreams
liuld have been dissipated or my
ais snatterea ir I had known them
Irsonally. It is doubtless safe to
fcert, however, that not one of them
Imld have satisfied my fancy. It
lis perhaps a happy circumstance
r me that Instead of 'being permitt-
to toucn tne hem of the garment
any one of them, I was obllced to
rship them all from afar. It was
It until I had just reached my ma-
ruy, ana naa been for two years
college, that I had opportunity to
bet a real, live author. This was
J. G. Holland, long since dead. I
lis spending my summer vacation
Iing some engineering work at a
ice on the upper Hudson, and Dr.
Iil'land was a guest for a day at the
use or tne people with whom I
II had been familiar with his writ-
?s for years: "Bitter-Sweet." "Old
knlel Gray," his novel "Arthur
tnnlcastle." and his noem "Kath-
lia," which I knew almost by heart.
was in tne height of his fame and
Ipularity. It was a treat, there-
re, for me to bo able to ,meet and
pk with him. And yet I' found in
personality nothlnir of tho ob-
msiy romantic or unusual.
iHe was simply a quiet. plaln-snok
courteous gentleman, imnressintr.
u mare uy nis sincerity tnan by
r umiiancy. no am not at all bear
t any conception of how a poet
d novelist should look or act or
Uk. But I 'believe Dr. Holland to
Ive been one of the best tvnes of
Inerlcan literary men.
Iborao years later, after I had done
little unimportant literary work
yseir, 1 nau occasion to visit J. t.
fowbridgo at his homo in Arllng-
la, one of the suburbs of Boston.
tooK me for a quiet stroll of an
Jur around tho shore of the pretty
ne mat Dorciers us garden. I re
3inber that he told me It was his
Ith birthday. I found him as
let, as unassuming, as plain in an-
larance and dress, as eminently
lactlcal as any deacon or vestry-
in or any church in Montrose. Ho
still living, I believe, at his home
the border of the little lake in
Another Boston writer whom I
pew in thoso days was Hezeklah
itterwortn, a Dlain. serious, stud-
It-liko man of 40, who died some
lars ago. With in the last ten or
Iteen years it has been my cood for-
Ine, largely through my member-
lip in tho Authors' Club of New
l)rk, to becomo we'll, and in somo
ises intimately, acquainted with
my or tho famous American wrlt-
Is of the present day. Of some of
era I liave already but fraerant
jemories, as they havo passed on be-
Edmund Clarence Steadman, the
bet. I knew well. Ho was delicate
.thought as in build, refined in
laner as in face; banker and busi
es man as well as scholar and noot.
ling all positions -with a quiet dic-
Ity and graco. Bronson Howard.
laywrlght, author of " Shenandoah,"
iiso counted as one of my good
pends. His long association with
le stage might have led one to ex-
I'ct to find In him something of tho
fcgresslvo, the self-assertive, the
I'er-bold. On the contrary I never
lew a more modest, refined, quietly
niai gentleman than Bronson How-
I OllR Of IT1V GrrnntABt oufnrlcno li r Tir
l-er, was In Joseph Jefferson, the
I'tor and nrtlKf. n woll no nutimi t
Iirl Rfifin him mnnv Mmco iY
- &uuu WU-1V0 V A
age in his favorite roles before I
iew mm personally. He was a man
a . 1. 1 1 1 1 i i ... .
Kicai uuuuy una variea taient, out
' charmingly simply and unobtrusive
his mnnner. nn rwaoI In iHonnoL
n r . uiufum
on, as to ue almost childlike. His
vaDie qualities made fast friends
Ir him of all who came to know
I think the most picturesque figure
long an tne writers wnom I have
lown was Goorgo Gary Eggleston.
lie novollst, who died only last wln-
rr. Tan. straight, with droODlne
iustache, and gray hair hanging on
bs Bnouiaers, ne attracted attention
I'erywhere. But his picturesque ap-
Euraucu was uut uuu cu iuucu to tne
et that ho was a writer as to the
ct that as a Virginia Colonel he
fid fought through the war of the
bbelllon. I well remember how, at
aver-to-DG-iorgotten evenings at the
luthors' Club, he would put on his
(Continued on Page Bight)
South Canaan's New Board
May Discontinue Pro
ceedings CASE ARGUED BEFORE JUDGE
SEARLE, MONDAY DIVORCES
GRANTED AND DIRECTORS AP
POINTED. Judge A. T. Searle presided at an
adjourned session of court, Monday
morning at 10 o'clock, when two
decrees Of nMvnrnA U-arn hnnrlnil
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down, school directors appointed for
mo luuuiJuuucni aistnct or White
Mills and Seelyvllle and argument
heard in the South Canaan school
Upon petition of moro than a
hundred residents and taxpayers of
wo muepenaent scnool district or
vnue jams tnese directors were ap
For a term of six years John C.
For a term nf fnnr vonrq Tnconii
Spinner and M. J. Decker.
I'or a term of two years John
Tuman and Henry G. Schiller.
The Court nlsn nnnnlntofl no cnTmnl
uireciors or mo seeiyvillo Independ
euL scuooi aistnct:
For a term of sly vnnro tt a
For a term of four years Edward
Welch and Walter Stocks.
For a term of two vnnrn Phnnn.
cey Purdy and A. W. Eno.
ino appointments were made on
peiiuon oi a largo nuraDer or the
9 usiueiiis ana taxpayers or the school
In the case of David' A. Potter
against Ida U. Potter, at a hearing
hold before C. P. Rp.lrln Van mncf-
er, it was brought out that the Pot
ters wore married January 17, 1895,
at Hancock, N. Y. Later they re-
moveu to LieDanon township. On
August 15, 1903, Ida Potter desert
ed her husband and went and lived
with her mother, declaring to his
brother. H.irrv. thnt slm .nmniii ni
ever return to him again and that
she had made up her mind to this
When she left him.
Attorney W. 'H. Lee asked the
Court to fix a time for a hearing in
the South Canaan school case.
Homer Greene, Esq., argued that
the case was not at issue until a replication-
was filed. Continuing he
" There's a larger question than
that even. The entire question has
been settled by the taxpayers of
South Canaan township. A board of
school directors has been elected on
the very ground that they will not
proceed with the erection of a school
building. Immediately on their tak
ing office, matters will lie stopped.
Tne new Board is absolutely oppos
ed to the erection 'of a school 'build
ing as provided by tho previous
" It would be an utter waste of
money to bring witnesses hero to
expend the money of the taxpayers
for a hearing that would bo abso
lutely useless. I understand that
Immediately on their accession to of
fice they will take steps to have
these proceedings discontinued."
"The Court," said Judge Searle,
"will no't make any decision. Wo
will continue that case, the matter
not being at issue. If the new
Board Intends to discontinue the pro
ceedings it would not be wise to ex
pend money for a hearing which
would 'be practically useless. Sim
ply tho matter Is not at Issue."
Half Killed Wlillo Trespassing.
Of the 10,396 persons killed on
tho railroads last year, C287 were
klll.ed "While trespassing on proper
ty of the company.
More Men Employed.
Deemor Bros., proprietors of the
cut glass factory In this place, havq
added twelve more frames to their
plant, and a number of new men
wero given employment Monday
morning. This firm has a large
number of orders ahead and the em
ployees aro working nights in or
der to keep up with tho increasing
business. Great Bend 'Plaindealer.
Farmers' Institutes Begun.
The State's series of farmers' in
stitutes arranged by tho Department
of Agriculture for tho winter of
1911-1912 began on Monday In
three counties of tho State and con
tinue until well into February. The
State has been divided Into five sec
tions and in Lackawanna, Greene
and Jefferson counties the Institutes
will start Monday, commencing later
on In Cumberland and Bedford.
In addition to the institute the
State has prepared for a series of
movable schools which will be held
in Lebanon, Lehigh. Schuylkill. Co
lumbia, Lackawanna, Wayne, Cam
bria, Clarion, Warren, Crawford, Erie
and Lawrence counties. They will
begin on January 1. ,
Records of Horso Show Broke.
The number of exhibitors and en
tries for the annual Horse Show,
which opened in New York on Sat
urday, sh,ows that as an adjunct to
society, at least the horse still holds
hlB own. Nearly 2,000 animals are
shown by 312 exhibitors. Tho num
ber breaks all records since the ex
hibition was established in that city
twenty-seven years ago. The mili
tary organizations of New York, New
Jersey and Ohio have entered horses
for the special prizes offered for the
best militia mounts.
Over A Hundred Directors Registered at Meeting In
Court House, Last Saturday Morning.
OI?PSHS.ELEOTEI)' AN1) STIRRING ADDRESSES DELIVERED 11Y
DOCTOR PHILIPS EXPLAINS
Tho sirteenth annual convention of
tho School Directors of Wayne coun
ty was held at the court house Fri
day morning, with a large number
of directors in attendance.
Tho meeting was called to order
at 9:26 a. m. by County Superintend
ent J. J. Koehler, who Invited the
directors to come forward and get
In tho absence of President Harry
J. Atkinson, Hawley, and of first
vice-president, Thos. Dunn, Mt.
Pleasant. HPrnml vlpp.nrnalrlnn-f fn
C. E. Eilenberger, Gouldsboro, was
called to the chair, and took charge
of the meeting.
Secretary A. M. Leine, Honesdale,
read the minutes of the fifteenth an
nual convention, held November 18
and 19, 1910, which were duly ap
proved. Ho stated that there was a
balanco on hand at the close of tho
last convention amounting to $99.
20. These bills were presented and
ordered paid: Hawley Times, print
ing 200 directors enrollment cards,
$1.00; fees if or two delegates who
attended the State convention last
year, $10; personal bill of J. J.
Koehler, postage, stationery, etc.,
$6.30; one-half the expense of John
Templo Graves' lecture,. $62.50; Dr.
Philips' expenses, $30.
Under the head of report of nomi
nation committee, it was decided to
dispense with the appointment of
such committee, one of the delegates
remarking It was just as good to
havo an open convention, as there
would not bo so much machinery.
Theso officers were nominated and
unanimously elected: President, Dr.
C. E. Eilenberger, Gouldsboro; first
vice-president, Dr. A. J. Simons,
Newfoundland; second vice-presi-
Hnnf CaVmnlln Tl DnirT AT. Til I
ant; secretary, A. M. Lelne, Hones
dale: treasurfir. Frfirl .So lin flora
Texas; auditor, It. M. Stocker, Esq.,
alternates chosen to' attend the State
uonvention: ueuben Lancaster,
South Sterling; Fred LaPoint,
Honesrlnlfl! P. T. TTnrfnrrl Rtnrllncr.
A. W. Eno, Seelyvllle. Alternates:
Asa F. Jones, Hamlin; H. A. Dun
kelberg, Seelyvllle; E. F. McLean,
liasewooa; ur. vs. m. iiiiienberger,
Gouldsboro; A. M. Leine, Hones
dale. The election of nn mirHtnr tvna n
new feature of the annual proceed
ings. His duties, according to tho
new School Code, are to audit th
accounts nf thin TV.nphnrc' IncMtnto
Jointly with two teachers elected by
i 1. .. . . t j i ir . . - . .
m uiHuiuie. me accounts or tne
School Directors' Association are ex
amined by tho county auditors.
County Superintendent Koehler
read a telegram from Dr. Phillips,
scheduled to sneak hnfnrn tha (in
vention on the new School Code, stat
ing "he was stranded at Carbondalo,
and would speak the rest of the
morning ir needed" (i.e., after tho
train came in.) Mr. Koehler re
marked that Dr. Phllllns snnnt mnnv
sleepless nights in framing the" Code,
vyuereupon one oi me directors re
marked sotto vncn. "Ha
Job out of it."
Secrfitnrv T.aItio .nnnnnnnnrt ?,n VinH
Just made the pleasing discovery of
cue long-iost uonstitution and By
Laws of tho Wayne County Associa
tion of School Directors, adopted
Aueust 28. 1903. In tha hnnlr nt hla
UDOn motion nf TlnftnT" Slmnnc It
was derldpd tn hnlrl tha n-rr in
vention durlnir thn Inst t w r Intra nf
Institute -week in connection with
tne institute, as was done this year.
Mr. Koehler wanted to know what
kind of an entertainment thA nphnnl
directors desired for next year, re-
mmaing tnem that under the new
School Code the association has at
its dtsnosal for exnpnsAH tn anv
sum up to $200.
It. M. Stocker, Esq., Honesdale,
raised a hearty laugh by saying:
" Most Of UR JIXA mnrrlArl man nrA
get lectures enough. I suggest that
we get a humorist."
F. id. Hartford, Sterling, said in
reply: "Since we are here to do busi
ness for the county and the State,
WO OUCrht tn h.lVA InatT-llotlnn nnA
Doctor Simons was cheered to tho
...... , " ...... iiu 1 UU tUVtU I
people would rather be amused. The j
country ueome wouin r.ithnr hn in
ThA HrArtnra flnnllv lt U cm nt
that, and resolved to instruct the
County Superintendent to follow
along tho same lines as heretofore in
the way of providing mental enter
tainment for them, and gave him full
power to act in the matter.
District. AtnrnATT XT ri clmnno
who happened to drop In on the con-
veuuuii ui mat moment, was caned
upon to make a few remarks.
itesponaing Mr. Simons said:
Mr. Simons' Speech.
"I 'bellAVA thA llrAotnT-a nnrrht tn
come here for instruction. Probably
a largo number of the directors went
to tne aance last nlgm. (Laughter).
I'd fnrcrlVA fha ton nh ay a tn anmn
other things they teach if only they
would teach the children two
"ThA flrat fa nholnnui nlilnli la
tne first principle In good citizenship.
THE NEW SCHOOL CODE.
Whatever rules are laid down, eee
tiiat they are lived up to. One of
the things the teachers should teach
is obedience, and the directors ought
to see to it that the thing Is taught.
I believe It's more Important for the
children than the rules of Algebra
"And the second is Power of tho
Will. The children ought to be
taught tho great power that there is
in tnelr wills. That when they un
dertake to do anything they can
accomplish it, if they'll only say 'I
will.' There are great possibilities
in the child who'll only say 'I will,'
'who has tho determination to suc
ceed. Tho teachers ought not to
break their will, but to cultivate It.
If they do that, I'll forgive them for
a good deal of fancy things they
'have to teach and the children have
to forget a little while after they get
Doctor Simons called the attention
of the convention to the fact that
the first President of tho Associa
tion was present. Wo all want to
hoar from him."
When the Hon. Alonzo T. Searle,
who wa3 recently elected President
Judge of the Wayne county courts,
was Introduced to tho audience, he
was greeted -with a 'hearty round of
Responding Judge Searle said:
JiKle Senrlo'n Remarks.
" Gentlemen: Only a word. I've
been a school director in Honesdale
for twenty-one years. My term ex
pires December 1. I know some
thing of what It means to be a school
director. I believe there's no office
where a -man can do moro good, no
place where the services of good men
is more needed. I am glad no com
pensation Is provided. I hope none
ever will be.
"I believe we get better men than
if they wero paid. Tho best service
In the country is given by men who
render, their servicos 'free of charge.
In the Idew England States, the best,
governed-part of the United States,
the overseers of the poor receive no
compensation. The men, who care
for the public libraries in Boston,
Mass., serve three days a week with
" I was tho first President and
helped to organize the Directors' As
sociation. I served also a second
term, and then I had a resolution
passed that no one too permitted to
serve .more than two terms. I en
Joyed being a school director. It
costs something to be one. I used
to get a retainer of $20 annually be
fore that, and that's $240 I have
given for legal services. We held
173 meetings when wo built the new
High School building.
" In retiring I'm glad to say, after
theso years of service, after wo built
the school building, after we had two
bond Issues, the old Board was en
dorsed by the Democratic and Re
publican parties this Fall, and elect
ed. That showed their services
were appreciated by tho commun
ity. " As I retire now from active du
ties, I shall not retire from my in
terest in Wayne county schools. If
I can do anything to make them
better and moro efficient, I shall do
so. Gentlemen, I wish you all suc
cess In your schools. Our schools
are improving in Wayne county. I
shall do all I can to help along the
educational interests of the good old
county of Wayne." (Great Ap
plause). R. M. Stocker, Esq., a former
President of the association, spoke!
briefly of his trials and tribulations
as a school teacher. He said among!
other things: j
" I was a teacher for twelve years.
The part that wore on me most was
the exercise of will-power. The gov
ernment of a school depends on will
power more than on strength. A
little woman will often govern a
large school, because she has will
power. " Never listen to a complaint
against tho teacher unless they are
positively cruel. Prof. Twltmyer
UBed to say boys wero young barbar
ians when they came to school.
There Is this spirit of destructlveness
on tiio part of the 'boy. He Is an
energetic little machine. He ought
to be kept In motion. The boy that
will do, can do. Tho same is true
with tho girl."
Joshua A. Brown, a member of the
Honesdale school board, offered a
motion thanking Prof. Koehler for
his efforts last year, and for the effi
cient work he did, and pledging him
the support of the convention in the
enforcement of the School Code.
His motion was unanimously car
ried. Responding Superintendent Koeh
Supt Kochler's Recommendations.
" I wish to thank tho directors of
the schools of Wayne county In
standing by me so loyally. In the
past four years, I did my very best.
If I made mistakes it wasn't wilful
ly done. I want to speak to you of
some of the needs of the schools.
. " Occasionally I find that Boards
buy things that can't be used. I've
pleaded for three years for good
blackboards for Wayne county. Good
( Continued on Page Four.)
Town Council Expresses
Sorrow at His Death
CITY SOLICITOR OIIAS. A. Mc
CARTY PAYS A GLOWING TRIB
UTE TO MEMORY ni7 linVTSH.
, DALE'S CHIEF EXECUTIVE.
A special meeting of the town
council of the Borough of Hones
dale was called by President Cau
fleld on Friday evening, to take ac
tion upon tho death of Hon. John
Kuhbach, late Burgess of the town.
A committee of three members,
namely, P. R. Murray, George M.
Genung, and George W. Penwarden
wero appointed to draft and report
to the meeting resolutions in keep
ing with the occasion, who after de
liberating reported the following
Which wero unanimously adopted.
"Whereas, The Chief Executive
Officer of our Borough, Hon. John
Kuhbach, has been called away from
his official duties by death, it is
thought proper and fitting to spread
upon the records of our Council our
appreciation of him as an officer and
as a citizen. Therefore be it
"RESOLVED, By the Town Coun
cil of the Borough of Honesdaje, In
special meeting called for the' pur
pose, that wo do hereby express our
sincere sorrow at the untimely
death of the Executive head of our
official body, feeling that wo have
lost an unusually, energetic, efficient
and conscientious co-worker, the
town one of its truest and sincerest
advocates and every person In this
community a friend.
"RESOLVED, That we extend to
the family of our deceased Burgess
our most sincere sympathy in the
loss or a true and dutiful son. broth
or, 'husband and father, and assure
them that we share with them In
" His genial and uniformly happy
uisposition, nis pleasant and affable
personality, the cheerfulness and
buayancy of his every day associa
tion with those who came within
tho radius of his influence, left a
ueep impression upon their lives.
"Resolved, That these resolutions
bo spread in full upon the Minute
Book of our Council, a cody bo ore
sented to the family of the deceased
and that they be published in the
Geo. W. Penwarden,
Geo. M. Genung, ( Com.
P. R. Murray, J
Upon a motion to adopt the reso
lutions presented iby the commit
tee, Borough Solicitor, Chas. A. Mc
carty, spoko feelingly of tho de
ceased Burgess as follows:
I would not lose the opportunity
given to me of publicly expressing
my feelings towards our deceased
Burgess, Hon. John Kuhbach. We
had been friends almost since child
hood, and I, early in life learned to
know and appreciate his real worth.
As years passed on our relations he
came more closely Interwoven, we
wero members of tho same debating
society, and for five years comrades
in the National Guard, while at
camp, always occupying the same
tent. In early life we were inter
ested in the same literary pursuits
and on many occasions each one de
livered addresses, speeches and ora
tions with the other as sole audi
ence and critic In the preparation for
some public affair. Mr. Kuhbach
was enthusiastic in his undertakings
and persistent in all his efforts to
accomplish results. He had a rare
faculty of making and holding
friends, he had no enemies, he nev
er made any enemies, enemies will
not make themselves.
"He was conscientious In the dis
charge of his official duties. He was
a politician but of the highest class,
he was ambitious for perferment but
never urged 'his claims upon the pub
lic. He never was defeated nor dis
appointed, ho was patient when fa
vors wore denied and pleased with
favors given. As a Representative
in the Pennsylvania Legislature, he
was popular with his fellow mem
bers, though belonging to the min
ority party, he exerted a largo In
fluence upon the majority. As Bur
gess of Honesdale, ho has made
precedents which bis successors may
find it difficult to follow. He en
forced the law vigorously, without
imposing undue hardship upon any
one. His sympathy went out to the
unfortunate, no matter from what
cause. Well might Mr. Kuhbach
havo quoted tho words of Shake
spero's ideal King, "I care not if
men my garments wear, such things
dwell not in my desires, but if it is a
sin to covet honor, I'm tho most
offending soul alive."
After Borough Solicitor C A. Mc
carty's eulogy upon the late Mayor,
Hon. John Kuhbach, motion was
made which was unanimously second
ed that Mr. McCarty be appointed
Mayor to fill the unexpired terra of
the deceased chief executive of the
Death of Mrs. S. 11. Sinipklns.
Mrs, Samuel B. SImpklns, widow
of Rev. S. B, SImpklns, formerly of
Hawley, died suddenly Monday at
the home of her sister in Camden,
IflkJ., with whom she had been
visiting the past few weeks.
Mrs. SImpklns is survived by two
daughters, Mrs. Royal Foster, of
Carbondalo; Mrs. Morton Harloe and
one son, Leonard SImpklns, the lat
ter two children residing in Hawloy.
Tho remains will bo brought 'to
Honesdale for Interment.
All But Ten Tracts in the
County Infected With It
RAVAGES OF DEADLY DIAPOR
THE PARASITICA DISCOVERED
BY EXPERT FORESTERS.
"Woodman, burn that tree;
Sparo not a slnglo bought"
" About five to ten per cent of tho
chestnut timber in Wayno county is
infected with the Might. Out of the
225 tracts of timber we visited In
the past fifteen days, all are infected
but ten tracts."
Such was the startling information
given a Citizen man, the first of tho
week, by S. J. Kinsler, of York coun
ty, this State, who In company with
K. Manion, of Connecticut, and F. R.
Mott, of Centre county, has been in
specting the timber tracts of tho
county, during tho first two weeks in
November, with a view to finding
out how many of the chestnut trees
are Infected with the deadly fungus
growth, known as Dlaporthe Para
sitica. " We wore sent out," he con
tinued, "hy the Chestnut Blight
Commission of Pennsylvania, locat
ed at Philadelphia, 1112 Morris
Building, S. R. Detwoiler executive
officer. This commission was ap
pointed by Governor Tener, and con
sists of five men all dnterested in and
owners of chestnut tlmher. nnfl thAv
have sole charge of the chestnut
timber blight and nothing else con
cerning forestry. They are under
tho supervision of the Forestry Com
mission. Thoir part is to take charge
of tho chestnut tree blight. Tho
first work was started in tho latter
part of August.
" Mr. Marlon has completed three
courses In the Forestry Department
of the Pennsylvania State College.
Mr. Mott Is a graduate of State Col
lege, and had a year's experience In
forestry in Oregon under the U. S.
Forestry Commission. I qualify only
as an expert under the instruction of
Prof. J. Franklin Collins of tho U.
S. Geological Survey of tho experi
mental station at Martick Forge, Pa.
" I started In York county, and
worked west across the mountains to
Franklin county, coming hero from
Franklin county. We came to Haw
ley, November 2, and leave" .Monday
" Is there much chestnut' timber
In Wayno county?" ho was asked,
" I don't think there's over ono
per cent, of tho timber," he answer
ed. "That's as far as we've gone,
say In half of the county."
" Is there much chestnut blight In
" About five to ten per cent. Is In
fected. We'll say seven per cent,
will be a fair average. All are In
fected but ten tracts.
"We visited an average of 15
tracts a day for 15 days, 225 tracts
of timber in all, and find only about
one per cent, of chestnut, and about
seven per cent, of infection. Wo
were very favorably received by tho
farmers and people we visited.
" Wo'ro not really making a
thorough inspection, only scouting.
We aro not visiting every timber
owner. If we was inspecting it
thoroughly, we'd havo to see every
" The chestnut blight was first
discovered In about 1904. It was
imported here from Japan into New
York through nursery stock. New
York city planting a park of chest
nut trees had them grafted with
Japanese chestnut trees. That's the
way the thing was introduced. Since
that Jt has spread over Eastern Now
York, Rhode Island, Connecticut,
Southeastern Canada, Now Jersey,
Delaware, Maryland, as far as the
central part of Pennsylvania, and as
far West as tho mountains.
" What can you do for it?"
" Tho only thing to do is to cut
the timber out and destroy the bark
and brush by burning. Yet by a
man watching it up close, ho could
cut out his Infected timber and still
savo his best timber. At any time a'
man finds he has any infected tira
her the Stato will be glad any time
to send a man to mark his Infected
timber so as to give him any Infor
mation as to how he can dispose of
" You ought to cut the Wholo tree
If a branch Is Infected. Nothing in
the world will savo an Infected tree.
It Is very important that tho timber
be burned. It reproduces entirely
through tho hark.
" The Dlaporthe Parasitica is a
fungus growth, of a lightish yellow
color. Jt enters tho bark at any
break or opening In the bark and
starts to grow in a circular growth,
and keeps getting larger and larger,
In tho shape of a target, until it en
circles tho trunk. It looks like a
target fillod full of small shot holes.
It Just starts and grows in a circle.
" Dr. Wm. A. Murrill was tho first
scientific discovoror of It in 1906 in
the Bronx Botanical Gardens, New
York. It la fungus of a new species,
of the class of sac fungi. Tho gen
eric name Is Dlaporthe Parasitica, of
which 100 species are known to
science. It will not grow in a dead
tree. It propagates itself by means
of microscopical spores, each spore
containing eignt sacs.
" Under the mlcroscopo it shows a
growth of a fern or fan-leaf erowth
spread out smoothly between th
bark and the wood. It causes tho
bark to loosen from the wood Just
as if scorched or burnt. It stnnu
clrculalon and kills the tre.
i was raised on a farm, and hava
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