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HONBSDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1911.
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IX)OATj INSTITUTE AT ARIEL,
Tho local institute of Lake and
Salem townships was held In the
Ariel High school building, Satur
day, Dc.ember 9, Twelve teachers
were present, two being 'from Salem
During the morning session a talic
was Klven on "Primary Heading-
and was discussed by the teachers
and Supt. J. J. Koehlor. The morn
lnc session then closed with a well
written paper on "Value and Method
in Teaching History," read by Philip
Nolan of Canaan township, after
which several discussions followed
The afternoon session opened by
a very interesting talk on "Hanking'
hv M. J. Emery, cashier of Ariel Na
tlonal Dank. After this instructive
talk by Mr. Emery. Principal J. D
Storm then read a very good paper
on "How We May improve tno Eng
lish in Our Schools," Plans for the
county spelling contest were dis
cussed by the superintendent and
teachers alter which the Institute adjourned.
juDGESEARLEPREsiDEsipROMINENT SPEAKERS ADDRESS
He Will Pass On Question Of Oon-
trol Of liackawamm County Jail.
(Special to the Citizen.)
Scrtnton, Pa., Dec. 18. The right
of the sheriff to take over the control
of tho county Jail was argued in tho
superior coUTt room Saturday Tiefore
Judge Searle, President Judge of
Ho was called in 'becauso the local
judges are members of the prison
board which will be affected by the
decision, which ever way it goes.
E. C. Amerman, Esq., solicitor for
Sheriff Connor, made the argument
in favor of surrendering the Jail to
the sheriff; and Judge Carpenter,
solicitor for County Controler Sav
age, took the opposite view.
County Solicitor Toohey was asso
ciated with Judge Carpenter in
searching tho law books for their
Judge Searle said ho would dispose
of the case before the first of the
The facts are not in dispute. They
are: 1 No general statute exists
providing for a prison board, except
in counties between one hundred and
fifty thousand and two hundred
thousand in population; 2 This
county is not in that class, since the
1910 census was announced last
December, but It was in that class
under tho prior census; 3 Before
the prison board was created the
sheriff had charge of the jail.
Mrs. Friedewald Recites
FASHION ARLE AUDIENCE ENJOY
ED INTERPRETATIVE RECITAL
OF HIS GREAT PLAY AND
"THE LAND OF HEARTS' DE
SIRE," FAVORITE PLAY OF THE
Mrs. Salo Friedewald, of Scranton,
delighted a fashionable audience In
Miss Brown's room at the Hones
dale High school last Saturday af
ternoon by her splendid Interpreta
tive recitals of J. M. Synge's drama
"The Playboy of tho Western World"
and of' William Butler Yeats' play.
The Lana . oi Hearts uesire.
""I would "like to begin rlthTthe
'Playboy," said Mrs. Friedewald,
radiant in a fetching and becoming
gown, by way of Introduction, "that
one play that 'has made so much of
a etir in New York City. Then I'll
give you 'The Land of 'Hearts De
sire.' Bernard Shaw says it's just
as bad to get too much as too little
for your money. You may have a
two or three minutes whispering
recess between the plays.
The Playboy" is one of the most
beautiful things. It is a play of the
late J. M. Synge, a playwright, and
to some degree an artist who died
at 34 in the midst of a career which
lio 'had planned for himself.
"This feeling many of the schol
ars of Ireland had, that unless they
kept up their language and stories,
they would lose their race solidarity.
and be forced to teach EngliBh in
their schools. William Butler Yeats,
Douglass Hyne, J. M. Synge and
Lady Gregory thought the drama
was the way to put these things be
fore the people to make the greatest
Impression on the people.
'This year Lady Gregory brought
these Irish players to New York from
the Dublin Theatre to present Irish
plays in this country. They opened
four or Ave week3 ago at Maxlne El
"This drama, "The Playboy," was
given at first with mild protest by
the Irish who went. Finally the
Irish indignation at having the Irish
represented by such a hero culmin
ated one night In a row, when all
sorts of dreadful things 'happened.
"They have now taken it off. This
is a perfectly delightful little play. I
don't see how any one can object to
it. It's so poetic. Withal the fiery
imagination of the Irisli is promi
nent. Dernard Shaw says there is a
great difference between the Irish
and the Irish-Americans, and thinks
it is In no way representative of the
spirit of the Irisn. Synge says he
didn't use a single expression which
he himself hadn't hoard the Irish
use. "The Playboy of the Western
World" is as clever as it can be. I
don't see how any one can take ex-
cetlon to it.
In brief, the story of tho "Pay-
boy" is as follows:
Story of "The Playboy."
Tho scene of "The Playboy" is laid
on the wild coast of Male. Act I
opens in a village inn on a dark win
try night, l'eguine's lover ecnawm,
comes in, and asks where her latn
er is. Going down to a wake, she
tells him. Pesuine. all alone, with
liquor about, is afraid and thinks
she ought to have a pot-boy to look
after the place. She invites her lov
er to stay with her. Indeed, he won't
stay. He's afraid of scandal, tie
got a special dispensation from the
nrlest to marry Pegulne. who Is his
cousin. Peguine is disgusted at his
Just then the door opens and a
delicate blonde-haired boy, Christie
Male, the hero of the Play, comes in
He appears to be very much scared,
and askti for rofuce. saying he had
committed a crime. Immediately all
are interested. "What did you do?"
they ask. "Were you a counterfeit
er?"- "Did you marry three wives!"
(Continued on Page Eight.)
"The Farmer's Chiefest Business Is To Learn To
Produce More," Says Mr. Kester
COUNTY OIIAIRSIAN W. K. PKUHAM, PLUASANT MOUNT, PRESIDES
LARGE NUM1JER OF MEN ATTEND AliL-DAY CONVENTION IN
COURT HOUSE, JjAST SATURDAY STATE AGRICULTURAL EX
PERTS MAKE ADDRESSES MAYOIC McOARTY EXTENDS WELCOME.
Declaring that the object of the
Wayne County Farmers' Institute at
tho Court House last Saturday, wasi
for the advancement of tho greatest
business in Pennsylvania, Chairman
R. P. Kester said that he and his
fellow lecturers were here in tho
guise of teachers of Agriculture, and
that It was" to the farmer's advantag6
to learn to produce more and to eli
minate the obnoxious middleman
who is responsible for the higher
cost of living.
Probably 100 farmers were present
Saturday morning, when County In
stitute Chairman W. E. Perham,
f rmally opened the convention,
shortly after 10 o'clock, by calling
upon 'Mayor McCarty to deliver the
address of welcome. Responding Mr..
Mnyor McCnrty's Address of Welcome;
"Ladles and Gentlemen: There are
many unpleasant things and many
unpleasant duties which tho execu
tive head of a borough is obliged to
perform. There are, however, so
many pleasant and agreeable things
to do that tho unpleasantness is wip
ed away. This Is according to the
law of compensation. This occasion
is a compensation for all the un
pleasant things that might occur dur
ing my administrative life.
"You are the representatives of the
greatest interests in the county. It
is conceded that the agricultural in
terests is the basis of all Individual
and national 'wealth. If you read
the daily papers you will find quota
tions of the government on the cot
ton crop in the south and on tho
corn crop in the west'. And the
quotations on Wall street are based
on the crop reports as given by the
Department of Agriculture. You
ladies and gentlemen represent this
great interest and you are' here as
representatives of that great interest.
"We also ask you to be here. The
people of (his town have always. boon I
vain enough to assume they nave,
a certain hospitality which is un
paralleled by any town in Pennsylva
nia. I would like to extend you as
an individual, a welcome to our
town. My office is to extend you a
welcome in the name of the people
and citizens of Honesdale 'whose
guests you are. While you are in
our town see our town more thor
oughly. See our schools, industries
and all the historic places which we
claim we have. ,
"The first locomotive that evpr
turned a wheel on the continent has
immortalized 'Honesdale, as the
scene' of that Important and ever-to-be
remembered occasion. We also,
until a few years ago, had the great
est coal-dumping station in America.
We have tho great Cliff 'back here as
sociated with Irving whose writings
have delighted millions of English
speaking readers for a hundred years.
"There are other associations
which are not quite so historic. Our
streams are associated -with memo
ries not so historic. Right back on
the Brook Road ono of the Presidents
of the United States wooed and won
his wife, and later selected another
wife from Wayne county who is still
living as the widow of 'Benjamin
You also may receive inspiration
from tho muses of this place that has
Inspired poetry that wo believe will
be immortal. We trust you will
garner for yourselves a store of use
ful knowledge and WHEN YOU GO
BACK TO YOUR TARMS MAKE
TWO BLADES OF GRASS GROW
WHERE ONE GREW BEFORE and
thus become useful factors in our na
tional life." Applause.
Tho Farmer's Chiefest Business.
R. P. Kester, of Grampian, Clear
field county, whoso lines of talk are
soil -fertilization, horticulture and
dairying, and who has made good in
improving worn-out land, responded
briefly to Mayor Mccarty's speech of
welcome, which he characterized as
an earnest, interesting and heartfelt
address." m part he said:
"We are able to see in our imagin
ation what your beautiful town
would bo like when clothed in robes
of living green. This is one of the
beautiful spots of Pennsylvania es
pecially during the summer season.
We come to you In the name and in
tho guise of teachers of Agriculture.
Wo don't feel ourselves as knowing
all there is to know. We appreciate
our limitations. We are hero to
converse with you for our mutual
benefit, to "help in the advancement
of the greatest business in Pennsyl
vania. Agriculture is still the big
gest thing in it. It gives employ
ment to more people, and its pro
ducts are worth more than any other
"THE FARMER'S CHIEFEST
BUSINESS IS TO LEARN TO PRO
DUCE MORE. We must appreciate
our duty to ourselves, our families,
and the nation, to come into touch
with the commerce of the nation, to
get all that belongs to us out of our
produce; that the high cost of living
may be reduced and at the same time
you and I get more; that we get rid
of some of those fellows wh ) are do
tween us and the fellow who eats in
the city, and who are simply acting
as parasites on the business life of
"There are five Institutes going on
simultaneously in five sections of the
State. Thirteen counties of North
eastern Pennsylvania make up what
is known as tho Fifth Section. I am
section leader of this district. My
business mainly is to look after the
other fellow and to add some dignity
to the occasion. Applause.
Following Mr. Kester's remarks,
County Chairman V. E. Perham,
Pleasant Mount, Invited the audience
to "move up front, as the room Is a
little hard of hearing," and intro
duced tho first speaker, Dr. M. E.
Conrad, of Westgrove, Westmoreland
county, who spoke on "Some of the
Common Causes of Lameness and
How They May ibe Prevented."
Dr. Conrad is a practical and
learned veterinarian, has studied the
diseases of the farm, and practised
their cure. Ho knows what is sani
tary and how it can 'be attained,
Doctor Conrad's Address.
Doctor Conrad opened his address
by remarking that It 'was more im
portant to prevent lameness in stock '
than to cure it. "What do you pay,"
he asked "for a 1200-pound business
chunk (horse)?" "We pay ?200
and $250," some one answered.
"An ideal farm horse," continued
Doctor Conrad, "will cost you 16 2-3
cents a pound. Thero's nothing you
sell on the farm for more than that
except the Christmas turkey. 'Which
place could you' most economically
put on a pound of flesh; on a yearl
ing colt or on a growing steer? It's
much more profitable to put the
weight on a horse and sell it for
1G 2-3 cents a pound, than on a
steer and have to sell it for 7 cents
a pound. There's no reason why we
shouldn't produce horses at home in
stead of paying vast sums that go out
west for horses.
"We want to select our breeding
stock. so that their progeny will not
inherjt" physical defects. If you are
selling a'liorsa to a city man, you'll
scarcely see him notice the body. He
spends his' time looking at the feet
and legs of .a horse. The horse is
simply a motor. He pulls a load in
motion at greater or less speed.
"Nine-tenths of the lameness In
tho ifront feet ,1s -below the fetlock
joints and three-fourths of all the
lameness in the hind feet is below
the hock Joints." Applause.
Dr. Conrad's lecture was Illustrat
ed with charts showing the common
forms of lameness in horses, and ex
plaining how they may be prevent
ed. Dr. J. H. Funk, of Boyertown,
Berks county, Pa who has made a
practical success of horticulture, a
raiser, of fine apples and peaches,
spoke on "Insects." -Among other
things he said:
Doctor Funk's Address,
"There's very few people have any
idea of the loss due to insect de
predations. It amounts . to from
?300,KU0,0U0, to $500,000,000 a
year. Three-fourths of this could
be avoided by Judicious spraying,
We have 200,000,000 bearing apple
trees in the United States. In 1895
we produced Gp.000,000 millions
barrels of apples. Last year we
dropped to 28,000,000 barrels
Pennsylvania has lost $50,000,000
by tho San Jose Scale."
Dr. Funk then enumerated the
names of the Insects pertaining dl
rectly to orchards. San Jose scale
was the first one he mentioned.
"Have you got many of them hero?"
he asked. "Some," answered State
'Horticultural Inspector W. H. Bul
lock. "Very little," replied Chair
man 'Perham. "That's a foreigner
you want to be acquainted with.
cautioned the speaker. "Many of
you have it and -don't know it.
"All oils are injurious to all veg
etable tissues. Adhere to lime and
sulfur sprays. The Scurfy scale,
which sucks the juices from the
tree, has only one progeny a year,
The Oyster Shell Louse Is found on
lilac bushes and apple trees. The
round-headed borer Are there any
in your apples?" "They're very liad
here," answered Inspector Bullock,
"Keep your trunks perfectly clean
and nicely sprayed. Then you can
easily detect their presence by the
saw dust and go after them with a
knife. Or you can take sulphide of
carbon and put that in tho openings
and clog up the openings with cot
ton waste. Don t open it in a room
where thero's fire. It s very expio
"The peach-borer is a beautiful
steel-blue insect. 'Heap up the
ground six inches high around the
trees. About September 11 take the
ground away. Leave the trees for a
month and then go over them again,
You can easily tell it by the saw
(Continued in Friday's Issue.)
F. C. Keene attended the quarterly
convention of the Associated Coun
ells, Royal Arcanum of Northeastern
Pennsylvania held Monday ntaht in
the headquarters of Electric City
Counc 1. No. 1541. in Storra Hall
South Scranton, as the representative
of Honesdale Council, No. 935.
LOST, STRAYED OR-?
WHERE IS LAWYER HESTER A.
For Hester A. Arthur, Atty-at-Law,
there is waiting in the Honesdale
Postofllce a letter.
A careful scrutiny of the telephone
directory of Northeastern Pennsylva
nia discloses the name of no such
barrister. And It's Christmas time,
too. Maybe there's a check for J100,
in the letter. Perhaps it's a love let
ter. Who knows? Anyway hore's
hoping H. A. Arthur, Atty-at-Law,
may see this notice and speedily come
and claim his epistle.
Homer Greeno for Congress.
A boom has been started. to nomi
nate Homer Greene, of Honesdale,
Wayne county, as one of the con-gressmen-at-large
from this state.
We believe that in thus honoring
Mr. Greeno that 'Pennsylvania would
be doing a greater honor to herself.
Poet, scholar and lawyer, a gentle
man In every sense of the word.
Mr. Greeno should be given his pro
per place among the law makers of
the nation. Canton Sentinel.
STIRS THIS UP
In Texas Township and
SUPERVISORS ALLEGE THAT
CONTRACTOR BROWN CUT WA
TER ItARS, BLOCKED WATER
IN DITCH, AND LET WATER
RUN FULL LENGTH OF ROAD
Contractor Charles C. Brown, of
Cliff street, Texas township, was ar-
Tested Friday afternoon by Constable
Philip F. Mang, on complaint of the
sunervlsors of Texas township who
charged him with " stopping, flljlng
up and injuring certain drains or
ditches and diverting and changing
the course of the water in such
ditches made by tho Supervisors to
drain the public road or Tiighway in
Texas township, and taken before
Squire Robert A. Smith lor a pre
Tho suit was Instituted by the
Board of Supervisors of Texas town
ship, "consisting of Messrs. Lawrence
Weidner, George . Erk and Ray
Brown, who re-organized last Mon
day night by electing Street Com
missioner Lawrence Weidner, Presi
dent, when they -decided to com
mence proceedings against Mr.
Mr. Brown, it appears, has built
a new house, and it is alleged that
he turned the water off on the main
road. Supervisor Weidner told a
Citizen man that Mr. Brown cut four
water bars, blocking the water and
letting the water run down the full
length of tho road.
Attorney William H. Lee, who ap
peared for the -defendant, opened
tho hearing by asking Mayor Chas
A. McCarty, solicitor for tho Board
of Supervisors of Texas township,
who represented the prosecutor:
Now, Mr. .McCarty, will you pro
duce the Act of 1836 under which
this charge is ibroug'ht?"
'Sdulre Smith remarked that that
act was beyond his jurisdiction, and
Mayor McCarty stated that the Act in
question could be -found in the
Pamphlet Laws of 1836 at page
Attorney Lee wanted to know
whether the Act provided for the re
covery of penalties for stopping
filling up or injuring any -ditch as
claimed by the supervisors of Texas
township. The Act was a very an
cient one, and Attorney Lee had to
mako two trips to the Law Library
before he succeeded in finding the
slum'bering statute on the pages of
a musty sheep-bound hook. This is
Act of Juno 115, 1830.
" If any person shall stop.
All up or injure any drain or
ditch, made by any supervisors
for the purpose of draining the
water from any public road or
highway, or shall divert or
change the course thereof with
out tne authority of tho super
visors for the time being, such
person shall for every such of
fense forfeit and pay a sum not
less than $4 nor more than
Mr. McCarty wanted to know
whether Mr. Brown filled 'up the
ditches so they couldn't -drain the
" ies, sir," emphatically replied
Mr. Brown, " I shut them, up be
tween the main part of the road and
my lino wall."
The penalty according to Mr. Mc
Carty for any such offense is not
less than $4 nor more than $20.
" Well, I'll be satisfied to go right
Into court, exclaimed Mr. Brown.
" Isn't your proper action a suit?"
asked Lawyer Lee.
" It's partly a criminal offense,"
replied Mayor Mccarty.
"Mr. Justice," said Mr. Lee. "I'd
like an opportunity to examine the
Law on the subject."
" I drained the ditch to keep the
water out of my cellar," broke in
" I think we have a right to be
heard now," persisted Mr. McCarty.
who objected to Mr. Lee's drawing a
picture of the local situation, show
ing the road,, line wall and offend
TO STATE'S PRISON
Orson Domestic Gets In
WILL SPEND FROM' TWO TO TEN
YEARS IN PENITENTIARY
BROKE HER PAROLE AND
FLED--SHERlFF BRAMAN CAP
TURES HER AFTER LONG
" It's a hard thing to send a
woman to tho Penitentiary but, at
the same tlmo we seo no other way.
When you were paroled last Fall In
the care of Mr. Simpson, a' good citi
zen of Preston, we told you wo would
do so if you dldn t keep your parole.
You promised the Court to go there
and behave yourself properly. In
stead of staying there yqu Jumped
out of tho window and went to York
state. You came hack and have
been as bad as you could be. While
we feel sorry you did these things wo
must make an example of you. We
gave you a fair trial and hoped you
would profit by it, and stay with Mr.
Simpson and become a good citizen
of that community. We propose to
sentence you to tho Penitentiary.
The sentence of tho Court Is that
you pay the costs of prosecution; a
fine of $100; and undergo an indefi
nite Imprisonment in the Eastern
Penitentiary of not less than two nor
more than ten years at separate and
It was an erring woman that fac
ed Judge Alonzo T. Searle Friday
afternoon, and learned to her sorrow,
that the way of tho transgressor is
hard. More sinned against than
sinning is Ella Simpson, the 20-year-old
domestic of Orson, who will have
time to repent of her misdeeds in the
solitary confine's of the State Prison,
where she will shortly be taken to
join her former companion and chum
In the county jail, Mrs. Leona Lord.
When tho Court asked Ella what
sho bad to say for herself she an
swered not a word, but hung her
head in shame; toyed with her hand
kerchief, and looked like the woman
taken before her accusers in the
days when the Savior of mankind
trod the earth. Tears trickled down
her cheeks. Only by a strong effort
did she keep herself from giving way
to strong crying and tears.
Ella is a woman with a shady past.
By her own confession there aro
dark passages in her life's history.
Burglary waBthere, and fornication
too, and both, again and again.
Miss Simpson, It will be remem
bered, pleaded guilty September 24,
1910, to the crime of burglary. Tho
Judge suspended sentence and per
mitted her to go on parole, condi
tioned on her good -behavior. Sho
did not conduct herself as a good
woman should, and upon the com
plaint of her parole officer, the dis
trict attorney was 'forced to issue fi
capias for her recommitment to the
nnt loll '
Sheriff M. Lee Braman was sent to
take her last Thursday morning,
and she led him a merry dance be
fore he finally captured her. When
the Sheriff got to Orson he found the
fair culprit had three days' start of
him, some one having told her that
the officers of the law were after her.
She got up at 4 o'clock one morn
ing and left Sllsby's hotel, where she
was employed. The sheriff learned
that she had gone to tho home of her
father, John Simpson, who lives '2
miles out of Orson. Hiring a livery
team, he and another man started
out in pursuit.
When they came to her father's
house, they found every -door in the
building locked. Even the windows
were nailed down, and there were
no signs of life to be seen anywhere
about the premises. Going to the
front door, which was padlocked,
the sheriff worked with the staple,
until he finally effected an entrance.
Three times he searched the house
from garret to cellar. An unearthly
stillness 'brooded about Che place.
Almost discouraged, the Sheriff final
ly found a light. Down into the cel
lar he went again. Under the cellar
door he saw a dark object. Reach
ing over his hand came In contact
with a warm body, and lo, his quarry
The Sheriff pulled Ella from her
hiding-place and forced her to go
along with him back to Sllsby's hotel
where they had dinner. When asked
what she was doing in the deserted
house she replied that she was trying
to clean up the house.
Past the age of sixteen, when
women are no longer admittod to the
Reformatory, the Judge was forced,
reluctantly, to send her to State's
Prison. Praise Is for them that do
well, but for the evil-doers, thejr re
ward, in this life, and maybe in the
next, is punishment.
" We'd like to have an adjourn
ment," insisted Mr, Lee.
" This man," cried out Mr. Mc
Carty, pointing at Contractor Brown,
"all last Summer was harassing the
supervisors. You said you'd shoot
this man if he Interfered, didn't
you?" indicating one of -the wit
nesses present at the hearing.
Contractor Brown denied having
made that statement but admitted
that ho said he'd "drop him if he
Interfered." Mr. Brown also averred
that there were "different wayB of
dropping a man!"
Claiming that they ought to have
the privilege of getting their wit
nesses, Attorney Leo finally secured
an adjournment of tho case until Fri
day afternoon, December 22, at S
o'clock, meanwhile going his client's