The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, December 15, 1911, Image 1

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th YEAE.-NO. 100
1, 1912
i re
s Leap Year Too, Oh,
In less than throe weoks, to bo ex-
two weeks from next Sunday at
Idnlght, tho year 1911 will give
pe ito 1912. The advent of the now
Is already looked forward to
no little Interest by a portion
the feminine population as It Is
Ip year, a period that Is supposed
I bestow particular 'privileges on all
I married women folk.
During the coming year some
Ienty hours that have been lost
ring the past four years will be
kde up by the addition of a day to
Ibruary and the calendar year
icerorth will conform more closely
th the solar year. As Is well
lown the common years according
the calendar consist of 365 days.
bwever, the solar year consists of
15 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and
1.7 seconds, so that each year the
lendar is 5 hours, 48 minutes and
1.7 seconds behind the sun. If this
Is kept up Indefinitely, in the
irse of time the loss would be so
bat that we would have midwinter
July and the summer season in
Icember, says an exchange.
iBack In the earlier centuries it
s found that tho calendar was get
g behind the sun and all the coun-
les that were civilized by special ac-
tn looped oft a certain number of
lys to set things right. In the
fchteenth century Great Britain by
of 'Parliament changed October
to October 15th, of a certain
ir as the loss had amounted to
pven days. The loss every four
irs is 23 hours, 15 minutes and
1.8 seconds, just a little short of a
y but a day is added to tho calen-
r every four years but there is still
slight variance which is adjusted
skipping leap year every .century
so. The rule is that every year
visible by four Is a leap year except
contennlal years which are only
p years when divisible by 400.
to year 1900 was not a leap year.
lit Is a noteworthy (fact that the
Iming year Is a counterpart of
176, the year that -.witnessed ' tho
rth of the nation. The declaration
Independence "was declared on a
kursday and the national holiday
lis year is on tho same day of this
feek. There have been three other
lars since that time when the days
the week and the dates of the
nth stood in tho same relation to
Ich other, tho years being 1816,
144 and 1872.
I The greater number of the church
Istlvals which are movable come
Ither early this year. Many depend
bon the Easter date which In turn
Lpends upon the condition of the
loon, the rule ftelng that Easter
lall occur on the first Sunday fol-
Iwlng tho first full moon after the
Iring equinox, March 21. Monday,
prll 1, is the date ifor the first full'
loon, therefore Easter is the follow-
Ig Sunday, April 7, and the depend-
fcit festivals take their places ac-
Following Is a list of the holidays
kd church festivals:
Jan. 1 New Year's Day.
Feb, 12 Lincoln's Birthday.
Feb, 14 St. Valentine.
Feb. 22 Washington's Birthday.
Feb. 21 'Ash Wednesday (Lent
March 17 St. 'Patrick's Day.
March 31 Palm Sunday.
April 5 Good Friday.
April 7 Easter Sunday.
May 16 Ascension (Holy) Thurs
iy. May 30 Decoration Day.
June 2 Trinity Sunday.
June 6 Corpus Christi.
July 4 Independence Day.
Sept. 2 Labor Day,
.Sept. 29 Michaelmas.
V- n . t t 1 1 .......
Nov. 5 Election Day.
,TNov. 28 Thanksgiving.
iDec. 25 Christmas Day.
The year has little to offer the peo
lo of this section so far as eclipses
re concerned. While there will bo
io usual number there will only be
no that will be visible here and that
nly partial, th6 phenomenon occur
lg April 7 when the sun will be
artly clouded.
On their December earnings the
liners of the anthracite regibn will
eceivq an Increase of eight' per cent.,
oal having sold for an average price
f 54,92 tho ton at tidewater during
lovember. This 16 in accordance
vlth ino terms of the award of the
tnthraclte coal strike commission,
he minors getting an Increase of
me per cent, on every Ave cents or
najority fraction thereof, that coal
ells for at tidewater in advance of
Runaway Trniii Kills Two Men.
Two men were killed and several
luuro uijuruu iu iuu xjoxuware ana
ludson railroad yard at Carbondale
1 1 1 . 1. Tl .
fuesday morning. The -wreck was
aused by the giving way of a coup
Ing pin, which allowed a trip of
oaded freight cars to run away. The
ars crashed through a shanty where
;en men were working, killing two
jutrlght. A wall of the machine
mop was demolished and the build
ing set on Are by an overturned
ixtent of $ 100,000.
Startling Advice Given by
episcopal Rector
CfiAIfKH. TiYm pp.env mm
Declaring that the man who only
read his Bible would .be "one-sided,"
and entitled to very llttlo respect.
tho Rev. iA. L. Whlttaker, rector of
urace Protestant Episcopal cnurch.
preached a strong sermon before a
'large congregation last Sunday even
Taking as his text Matthew 7:25
"And the rain descended, and the
floods came, and the winds blew, and
beat upon that house; and It fell
not: for It 'was founded upon a
rock," Rev. Whittaker spoke in part
as follows:
"Tho newspaper Is one of the
most splendid institutions of to-day,
It can bo tho very noblest institu
tion or tno very opposite. Tho man
who reads only tho newspaper is as
one-sided as tho man who reads only
the Bible. I would 'have little re
spect for the man who reads only his
BiDie. LHe would not be in synina
thy with his world, Ho would be
snanow, one-sided.
"You must have a foundation if
your character will stand the test of
life. A good and honest builder
will give his first attention to the
"There is notning so slighted and
skimped In the world as tno founda
tion on which character is built. If
It, 'be music lessons, parents wish
their children to play pretty pieces.
They hound the teacher to stop
teaching scales. 'Let us havo popu
lar songs and gay waltzes,' they
"America stands out for short
cuts in Law, Medicine and the
Ministry. That is the cry that goes
up. When a man slights his pre
paration he's not the man he is
when ho takes time to lay the foun-,
"If a -boy has a chance to start in
learning a trade at fifty cents a
week, or of starting In on a machine
at' $1.50 a day, he -takes the latter.
Ho buys a new necktie every week,
goes td a show overy night, and
spends his. money badly. At the
end of ten years lie would have
been better off if he had learned a
"Men don't take time to learn
things. The whole tendency of our
lives is toward this superficiality. We
look on the surface and don't look
beneath. One of the faults of our
nation Is to slight things, skimp
things, trying to get to the goal by
short cuts.
"In this Advent season of search
ing tho hearts I "want to call the
people to a realization of the neces
sity of laying firm foundations for
doing things honestly, rightly.
"Have you been feeding your
spiritual nature on inane worthless
novels at ?1.50 each? You'd better
pay that much not to read them.
Read the papers and magazines or
we shall be ignorant of the life of
our fellow-men, which is unchris
The Galilee M. E. church was the
scene of a splendid banquet "Friday
evening, Dec. 1, 1911, when the
Earnest Workers, an organized Bible
class of young people, .entertained
a number of friends.
At eight o'clock the members of
tho class extended their welcome by
a song of greeting. The remainder
of the program was as follows: Reci
tation, "Naughty 'Llttlo Brier Rose,"
by Miss Maude Noble; song by class,
"Speak Kind Words,"; recitation by
Miss Leila Keesler; address by the
superintendent, Fred Selpp, com
mending the Earnest 'Workers for
their work In the Sunday school;
song by class, "The Good Old
Pumpkin Pie"; reading by Tom
Gregg; recitation, "Tho Classical
Preacher," by Miss Mary Loy; duet
by the Misses 'Alma and Irene Can
field; response to encore; speech.,
"The Ideal Siyiday School Scholar,"
by tho "pastor, Rev. F. E. Moyer;
class hymn, "Work for the Night is
Coming." It was then announced
that the remainder of the program
would be continued in tho basement.
The banqueting hall was beauti
fully decorated with evergreens and
the class colors, red and white.
An excellent menu was served by
the waitresses who filled tholr office
In a very pleasing manner.
Thirty-nine partook of the feast
which overyone pronounced fine and
which wlil linger in the .memory as
a very joyous reflection.
It is the aim of the Earnest
Workers to inspire greater pride and
fidelity In behalf of tho'lr Sunday
school and to blend the social and
religious life of their community.
Frank Mills, a Canaan Fanner,
Struck ny Train.
Frank Mills, who lives in Canaan
township, was struck by the engine
of the Honesdale freight train Tues
day evening as the train was pull
ing out of Lodore station. Mills,
who Is well along in years, was seen
to totter in front of the engine. He,
however, was not seriously Injured.
Mr. Mills was taken to Carbondale
and afterwards to the Emergency
hospital In that city. His condition
is not serious other than ho Is suf
fering from shock.
County Seat Mayor Be
lieves In Expansion
mayor Mccarty in an exclu.
" If I were a citizen of
Honesdnle, and lind a sincere
desire to help the town, I
would resolve at tho beginning
of the New Ycnr to continual
ly talk in favor of the town;
encourage its industries, if not
In a pecuniary way, nt least by
my good will. 1
" 1 would also resolve to do
my part as un individual to
mnUo the town moro beauti
ful; socially and morally, bet
ter; and generally a better
place in which to live."
to a Citizen man.
" I think people take pride in tho
size or tneir town, it creates a
competition between them and other
towns of a similar size. I think the
best way to create civic pride In
Honesdale would be to enlarge the
In the opinion of Mayor Chas. A.
McCarty what Is most needed to
create a greater civic pride among
Its citizens Is " to make Honesdale
larger." When seen Wednesday
morning by a Citizen man, Mayor
McCarty also suggested certain de
sirable physical Improvements In
tho County Seat.
" Of course," ho continued, " the
most pressing need we have is a
better condition of the streets. That
seems so threadbare and old, every
body Is tired of it. Yet7 it's a need
that ought to be supplied, before It
can be said wo have a progressive
" Do you enter ofilce with any high
Ideals of what you Intend to do?" 'he
was asked.
" I couldn't say that, I have, any
definite plans," he answered, " ex
cepting' as the duties of my ofllco de
velop 'from time to time. I'm going
to taKo up tno worK wnore Mr. K.uh
bach left It off and try and go on
and make some progress."
Mr. Mccarty's term will not expire
until January, 1914. All the fines
and costs which ho imposes are turn
ed over to the borough. The Town
Council fixes the amount of 'his nom
inal salary each year.
What can do done to arouse a
deeper individual pride dn the
town?" he was asked.
" I think," he Toplied, " there Is
quite a pride in the town among the
individuals and citizens. I think
there's Toom for considerable Im
provement. One thing is the care of
the trees. Each Individual might
see that the trees on his premises
are better taken euro of.
" Throwing ashes- on the streets
ought to be entirely prohibited. Ad
vertising on tho telegraph poles and
other available space around town
has a tendency to make the town
look untidy. This Is against tho
brough ordinance and should b
Greatest Blunder of My Life.
Our boys and girls will be interest
ed in a few of the "Blunders" written
down Iby five hundred men:
"Reading worthless books."
" Did not stick to my trade."
" Did not stick to anything."
" Did not take care of money."
" Beating some out of money."
" Careless about my religious du
" When I loft my church and
"'Not saving money when I was
" Refused a steady position with a
good firm."
The greatest 'blunder of my life
was gambling."
" Was to fool away my time when
I was to school."
" ThinklnK that my boss could not
do without me'."
" Would not hearken to the advice
of older people."
" Not keeping my position, but
grew slack in my work."
" When 1 left school before I was
past the fourth grade."
" The greatest blunder of my life
was not accepting Christ, and there
by avoiding many sorrows caused by
serving satin. Pittsourg Christian
Editor Jones For Legislature.
W. W. Jones, tho genial editor of
the Olyphant Gazette, has announced
his candidacy fqr the legislature in
the Fifth district on tho Republican
ticket to succeed Mr. Mannlon, of
Carbondale. Mr. Jones Is a pro
gressive and consistent Republican,
and well able to care for the In
terests of his constituents If elected
to the ofilce which he aspires. He
is well known, not only In his own
dUtrlct, but through this section of
the county. The editorial columns of
the Gazette shows the strong char
acter of tho editor with his caustic
writings and comment on political
matters, and if he is elected he will
make an excellent representative.
Mr. Jones is a resident of Blakely
Claims Barn Collapse Fault
or Contractors
Allocinc that tho pnllnnoo nn Opt
25, 1911, of their barn and storage
house on tho rear of n. PRrtnln lnt
on the westerly side of Main street
Deiween Tentn and Eleventh streets,
in the iborough of Honesdale, was
due to the negligence of the three
firms with whom they had contract
ed for the substantial construction
of the same, suit was commenced re
cently in tno court of Common
Pleas of W.ivnfi rnimtv fnr sa nnn
damages by C. A. Cortrlght and
sou against itneitner Bros., the
wayne concrete supply and .Con
struction Company and Pierce and
The plaintiff's statement declares
tnat "tnis action Is brought to re
cover damages from tho defendants
above named, on the following
Whereas, In the spring of the year
1911 it became the purpose of the
plaintiffs to build a barn and storage
house on tho rear of a certain lot,
standing In the name of C. A. Cort
rlght and Son on tho westerly side of
Main street between Tenth and Elev
enth Rtrnpts In tho iPorniiirj, of
Honesdale, the plaintiffs thereupon
employed tno said firm or Kreitner
Bros, to prepare plans for said build
ing and to design and construct tho
timber-Work, framp-wnrk flnnra roof
and all other portions of said build
ing, ouui oi wooa; and entered into
a contract With the said The Wayne
Concrete. Snnnlv
Company, to furnish concrete blocks
nor me construction or tne walls of
said building; and entered into a
contract with the said firm of Pierce
and Baker to erect the walls of said
And whereas It hepamn thn rlnfv
of tho said Kreitner 'Bros, to pre
pare the plans for said building, and
to so construct the timber and frame
work, floors, Toof and all other parts
Q5ald ibulldlng to them, in -a skillful
and workmanlike manner,- so .as to
stantlal, permanently secure and fit
iur its purposes; ana wnereas It
became the duty of tho said The
Wavno ConprotA 'Snnnlv nnrt rnn-
structlon Company to furnish con
crete diocks oi a sate and durable
quality, Hard and firm, and fit for
the walls of said building, in a skills
ful and workmanlike manner, so as
to render said walls, safe, substan
tial, permanent secure and fit for
their purposes:
"Yet SO It is that tlin snlrt firm nt
Kreitner Bros, prepared tho plans
ior saia ouuding, and constructed
tho timber and frrnnn-wnrlr nnrt tho
floors, roof and other portions of
said building, entrusted to them, so
unsklllfully, carelessly, negligently,
without due regard to safety or se
curity; and the said Wayne Concrete
Supply and Construction Company,
so carelessly and negligently fur
nished to the said plaintiffs, con
crete blocks of such a poor, Inferior,
and unsafe kind and quality; and
the said 'Pierce and Baker, so care
lessly, unsklllfully and negligently
laid said concrete blocks and built
said wall, without due regard to se
curity, safety or permanency, that by
reason of the Joint carelessness and
negligence of the defendants, the
said barn of the plaintiffs, being in
course of construction as aforesaid,
tho walls thereof completed, the
timbers and frame-work In place,
tho floors and roof wholly or par
tially laid and built, did, on October
18, 1911, suddenly, without warning,
collapse, fall, and become wrecked
and destroyed, to the inconvenience,
damage and loss of the plaintiff, and
such lnconvenlnce damage and loss
was due to the fact that the defend
ants above named, acted In concert
1n performing the negligent acts
which resulted In the destruction of
the said building; tho negligent acts
of each defendant, combined with tho
negligent acts of the other defend
ants having produced tho result
above named. For all of which in
convenience damage and loss each
of the defendants above named is
separately liable to the plaintiffs and
all of the defendants above named
are Jointly liable to the plaintiffs.
The plaintiffs declare the amount of
the loss and damage suffered by them
for which the defendants are liable
as above stated to be the sum of 3,
000 to recover which amount they
bring this suit."
The per capita circulation of money
In tho United States is J34.54 ac
cording to a statement issued by the
treasury department. To arrlvo at
this figure the fiscal experts estimate
that tho population of the country is
fast approaching the JIOO.000,000
mark. Besides their circulation on
the census of 1910 they estimate that
there were 94,679,000 souls in the
United States on December 1. The
last census showed that tho popula
tion April 15, 1910, was 91,972,
266. Tho total amount of money In cir
culation December 1 -was ?3, 270, 682,
753; the assets of the United States
government were 345,'943,923. This
makes the total stock of money In
this country $3,616,526,676.
Auditors Find Funds In
Good Shape
The CountySeat Board of School
Directors held their first regular
business meeting under the provis
ions of the now School Code, Thurs
day evening, December 7, in the
Library room of the Honesdale ,Hlgh
school with all tho five members
President Fred C. Schoell appoint
ed three permanent committees, as
Committee on Building Fred C.
Schoell, T. B. Clark.
Committee on Teachers Joshua
A Brown, Wm. J. Ward.
Committee on Supplies Joshua
A. Brown, A. M. Lelne.
mx Collector Herman achuerholz's
salary was fixed at ?335 per an
num, rnis is tne average amount
Which ho has been rRpfilvlnsr fnr rov-
eral years past, when his compensa
tion was computed ona percentage
basis. The new School 'flnrto Tim.
vldes for a fixed annual wage.
The directors authorized the pay
ment of the salaries of the teachers
for the current month, as well as a
number of other bills. All the
county seat teachers are on the job.
Principal Harry A. Oday, Ph. B.,
and Prof. R. T. n.ivlps. A Tt mm
asked to attend the State Conven
tion of High School Principals which
will be held in Philadelphia during
tne noiiaays, as the representatives
of the Honesdale High school,
Town Auditors T. Fllllor T I.
Ham and Frank Truscott made a
mid-year examination of the school
accounts,' and reported balances on
hand as follows:
Sinking Fund $3,003.25
General Fund 0,382.71
Under the now sohnnl enrto tya
fiscal year in future will end nn tho
first of July.
It was decided to continue the
same calendar nf mnnhlv .moaHnoa
as at present in force. This calen
der is ngurea on tne number of
Bfihnn! dflVH. nnrt 1t a on nrnnn
. V - - .H. - - "I 1 11 n L.
that each meeting comes a couple of
days before the school 'month ends.
Bv this arramrfimp.nt tho Cmmttr ao
pedagogues are assured that tho
-gnost win want" in 1912 as reg
ularly as ho did In 1911.
For. as In everv othor npnnnntlnn
the salary, If not the "principal
thing," Is still an Important essen
The Grangers of the State held a
convention at Scranton this week.
Farmers attended from all narts of
this grand old 'Keystone state.
warmer creasy, one of the most
Interested workers, takes tho reader
back to the time -when wo 'had al
most primitive competition and still
everybody prospered; the producer
got more ror his produce and the
consumer got better produce and paid
less for It. Among other thlnKB Mr.
Creasy said:
I remember years ago how we
used to handle meat. Tho butchers,
all of them substantial business men
at that time, would buy tho cattle
from us and kill thorn and sell them
at prices far below tho prices that
prevail to-day. The butchers did
well In those days and tho consum
er got good meat at a low price.
Then the corporations stepped in and
telling the people they could sell
meat much cheaper because of tho
big 'business they were doing, oro-
cecded to squeeze out the local
butcher. If a butcher stuck to the
business they undersold him and
drove him out. Then they got a duty
placed on 'Canadian cattle and It
was good-bye to the butcher, and the
prices went up to where they are.
They acted just like the oil peo
ple. If a competitor fought them
they would lower their price in his
district and raise it in other places,
driving the competitor out of tho
field and making their profits just the
"Take these breakfast foods, too.
Now there Is one brand of breakfast
food (mentioning Its name) that
costs about fifteen cents a pound.
Down home we use the whole wheat,
ground and make the same kind of
a dish. What we use is good. A
man can work on It. It contains
every bit of good that Is In tho
wheat, and still It costs us only about
a cent and a half a pound. You see,
there Is 900 per cent, tacked on the
price of tho Inferior product be
fore it Teaches the city breakfast
"It's JuBt the same with agricultur
al Implements. Watored stocks
must show a profit and we must pay
that profit. That watered stock Is a
dent on tne people and the people
are paying it. It's wrong that they
should be compelled to do so."
Elchth srrnrto of tho Wlirh oMiool of
this place has an average of 99 per
tout, iu Hiienaanco ior tne past
three months. During tho first and
third monthB the boys were present
nt overy session. This is a remark-
ttuie recora.
A dispjay of school work taken
from tho different grades wijl bo on
exhibition In the window of T, A.
LIghthizer the latter part of the
Three Criminal Cases Al
ready Listed
" It looks now as If there would be
a number of cases that possibly will
take quite a considerable time for
trial," said District Attorney M. E.
Simons to a Citizen man, Wednes
day, when asked whether there
would bo many case3 to come before
Court in January term.
"There are no capital cases," he
continued. "There's the caso of a
robbery at Hawley. There's the lar
ceny cases against Swartz, of Ariel.
There will bo probably half a dozen
criminal cases in all.
"The calendar will be pretty full
of criminal cases, if they are any
whero's near ready for trial.. They'll
not be able to get nearly through the
list. I think there's sixteen or sev
enteen cases listed.
"The Justices are showing some
improvement, and are returning
transcripts of cases more promptly.
"I don't think there will be as
much business at January term as
there was last January. Last Janu
ary we .had our murder case.
"There are only three prisoners In
Jail now. There's that Polander In
for vagrancy. There's one fellow
In from Paupack for getting money
under false pretenses. And Schlm
mell Is In Jail, too. The Sheriff took
Spangenberg to the Danvlllo Insano
Asylum this morning."
Woman Breaks Parole
Ella Simpson, Convicted of Burglary,
Violates Provisions of Suspended
A praeolpe ror capias non omlttas
was Issued December 12, by District
Attornev AT. .PV Slmnno for toii
Simpson, a young woman of Orson,
.J OI (Mir t
auu ouerm ju. ijee uraman went al
ter ner Thursday morning.
A WJlrrnnt wn tstmort for hor nr
rest September 2, 1910, charging her
wun me larceny or a dress valued at
?10 and other articles valued at ?5,
tho tirnnortV of T.llMnn T.a& .from v, n
i i .-j " m. ....... . . w 1, ,rui ui;i
home In Preston". The defendant
pleaded Jjuljty to the charge and was
held under $300 bail by J. P. R. N.
Lee for next term of court.
Sentemlior "4. mm tho rtofonrtnnt
entered a nlon nf cnlltv tho rort
susperided sentence, and paroled her
In the custody of hor imrlo Smith
Simpson, Orson, such parole to ex-
icuu uurmg une timo sne may con-
auct nerseii in a proper manner;
Smith Slmnsnn n ronort to fourt nt
least once overy 60 days as to de-
lenuams- cnaraoter ana conduct and
upon report being received from him
that hor nnrtiint la
becoming a woman, the defendant
win ue mrougnt into court and such
sentence will be imposed as provided
by the Act of Assembly made in case
of (burglary.
Joan .Brussels has taken an appeal
from the decision of 'Saulre William
H. Ham who fined him flO and
costs for cruelty to animals. The
complaint was made by A. F. Schlm-
meii, and the offense for which he
was lined occurred November 22,
when it was alleged he left his horses
stand unblanketed before the Hotel
Wayne from 2:30 to 5 p. m. A. F.
Schlmmell, the prosecutor, is serving
a six months' sentence In the county
Jail for repeatedly breaking Oils par
Miss Grace Campbell, leading lady
In "The Country Boy," which played
to a good-sized house at the Lvric
Theatre Tuesday night, Is a plucky
woman, suffering as sne was from
a severe attack of La Grippe, which
the doctors warned her might de
velop Into pneumonia, sho persisted
in going on the stage and taking the
part of Jane Belknap. Each act of
the four she thought would be her
last, hut with staying qualities which
would put those of many a man In
tne snade, she took her part to the
last curtain, and took it so well that
sho was forced to respond to several
curtain calls.
W. J. Thomas, a well-to-do farmer
of Grand Tunnell, Luzerne county,
by announcing that he Is 60 years of
age, has a good bank account, a
horse and buggy and a cosy home,
has received replies from 325 wom
en and personal visits from 221. The
latter came to see him twenty-four
hours after the advertisement appear
ed in tho paper.
Not a member of the fair sex from
Honesdalo is Included in the. list of
"The onen weather an fnr hnn ro.
suited in marked increase of attend
ance at the farmers' institutes hold
throughout tho State over last fall,"
says A. L. Martin, director of insti
tutes. "The institutes held last -week
attracted many people in Washing
ton, Cumberland, Cameron and Cen
trp counties. Tho now educational
features, especially domestic science,
are much appreciated." During tho
coming week institutes Will be held in
Franklin, Wayne and Sullivan coun
ties and next week in Lancaster, Ful
ton and Fayette.
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