The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, June 07, 1912, Image 1
Beautiful, Progressive, SuS-' (k I I MJ'Vc'V'ffBM Vm.-' ill tT 111 Joining tlio Grcat-Mloncedalo stantlul Honesdnle. All work fori yIkM- I W tiSfKJ JItC K V '"Mfe' JM. I Iloaril of Trnlo Is EfflBUlng Wll- Greater Honcsdalo. T ltngneM t0 lto09t UM' .l? 70th YEAR.--NO. 46 RONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 1912. PRICE' f CENTS AN UNPAID GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE Theodore Day Kept Weather Record For Uncle Sum Flfty-siv Years Without Compensation Xw Old and Has So Income Congressman Aim'- So tilled. There Is probably no man better known In Wayne and adjoining counties than Theodore Day, of Dy berry. Mr. Day. for ninny years, has reported tlie weather for Uncle Sam and the smallest and most pathetic thing about the whole affair Is that the Federal government never gnve Mr Day one cent since 1S54, when he commenced keeping tho weathor Tcrord Since 1SG5. or until a few years ago, Mr. Day furnished a THEODORE DAY. monthly repori to tho Smithsonian Institute, ashington, D. C. In connection with this Mr. Day fur nished monthly reports of the weather to the Department of 'Agri culture, Washington; signnl service of the United .States Army and the State Weather bureau ever sinco it was established. (Mr. Day said he helped organize the State Weather 'Bureau and that his report was the first to have been flled on record. In addition to these reports Mr. 'Day kept statistical and fruit reporta. He told a Citizen representative that he tested upwards of 100 different kinds of apples, many of the grafts coming from distant places. He states that the world's celebrated kinds of apples are worthless here. In connection with tho weather re-1 ports which he kept for the govern ment, Mr. Day said he was com pelled to furnish a report of the temperature of wells and springs. For all this work, all these years Mr. Day claims that he never received a cent from the Government. Ho told us that this helped keep him poor. That he only receives a pension of $15 per month for service done in the army, which allows only two meals and a light lunch overy day. air. Day has now reached that age in life, being In his 75th year, where he cannot work and Is almost dependent upon his pension for a livelihood. Ho owns a small farm in Dyberry township and says that the total crops last year just barely paid the taxes and that the best crop he ever raised was a crop of stones and rocks being the only crop which he is sure of every year. It seems a pity that Uncle Sam, with his millions of dollars in the United States Treasury, would ex pect a man to furnish valuable re ports of the weather over half a century without compensation. Wo understand that the matter has ueen presented before Congressman William D. B. Ainey of this district with a view of receiving some re muneration for Mr. Day's services, either In the form of a pension or money. Tho Citizen will help Mr. Day in presenting tho matter before the proper authorities and will aid him In overy possible way. Mr. Day has spent a number of the years of his life studying nature. He Is tho iirst one to find the early spring (lower and spy the robin and bluoblrd. Ho Is the discoverer of the disease for exterminating the tent caterpillar, which works havoc to trees. Ho has successfully dem onstrated the discovery to State Zoo logist Surface to the extent that tho latter has promised to do some thing in a financial way toward de stroying the tent caterpillar. The subject of our sketch de votes a good share of his time, or has within the last year, In graft ing and pruning trees. He was one of the flrst to dis cover the San Joso scalo upon tho apple and other trees In Wayno county, possesses good knowledge of fruits and contributes largely to farm journals. air. Day was born In Elizabeth town, N. J., August 10, 1838, and with his parents moved to Dyberry whero Theodore has sinco resided Mr. Day attended tho old unlvor sity at Dothany, afterwards teach' Ing school at Clinton and Oregon townships, Wayno county. When this country called for volunteers at tho beginning of the war, Mr. Day was oiio of tho first to enlist, join ing Company C, Sixth Pennsylvania Iteserves, under Captain John S Wright. Owing to poor water and exposure Mr. Day was compelled to leave the ranks. After serving as commissary for half a year ho was honorably discharged May 10, 1862 Mr. 'Day Is well versed on all topics and Is a very Interesting con versationist, is a constant reader and a man of rare Intelligonco. Class play this (Thursday) evening at tho High school. SEWERAGE PLANT AT FARVIEW State Will Install System Will Protect Wayniart. State Commissioner of Health Samuel G. Dixon has approved plans for a sewage disposal plant for the Somerset county almshouse. Tho plant was recommended by tho com missioner and will bo Installed with in a short time. Tho State (Hospital for the Criminal Insane Is also to have a sewage disposal plant, plans having been approved for one for tho new Institution In Wayne coun ty. This will prevent any sewage from tho hlghperched prison from polluting the supply of tho town of Waymart. WARFARE MCSSOXS FOR X. G. 1". OFFICERS. Arms and Bullets Will bo l'ut Into Actual I'se Today at Instruction Camp. , Camp of Instruction, Mount Gretna, Pa., June 5. instruction of tho National Guard olllcers, which has up to this time been entirely i along the original lines, today ap proached tho practical elements of warfare. Thursday It will develop Into actual use of arms and bullets, when the student olllcers will go to tho state rifle range and bo shown Just how their instruction applies In actual military operations. Then the olllcers of each brigade will be marshaled as companies, most of them taking place in the ranks as privates, and the rest chosen as non commissioned ofllcors. Colonels will be reduced to tho rank of cap tains for the exercise, and eacli of the four companies will be made up of the regulation quota of seventy live men and three olllcers. Each company will bo equipped with rifles and will go to the range one company at a time. Here and there silhouette targets will sudden ly spring into sight, representing an enemy, and then all branches of the service will have an opportunity for demonstration of the lessons they have received, Including that of marksmanship. There is every prospect of an In teresting skirmish and particularly a surprise fire, a new innovation In the rille practice of the guard will be employed. Tactical talks wero again the rule today, tho colonels and other Held olllcers being quizzed on defensive positions. Tho second lieutenants, adjutants and olllcers of llko rank had another drill fn tho mountains with their sketching tables and received an ad vanced course of .Instruction on mat ters topographical, whilo the cap tains of each command wero taken through an imaginary engagement between the Reds and the Blues, in which a company of 150 men was dispatched to capture a post defend ed by fifty men in the enemy's lino; tho inspectors of small armB prac tice meanwhile studying problems of the transportation of ammunition, loading of shells, handling of explo sives, etc., under 'Lieutenant Thos. Whelon, of the Twenty-ninth United States Infantry, one of the crack shots of the United State Army, and an expert on ordnance. Surgeons and members of tho hos pital corps went over an Interesting lesson In the operation of Held hos pitals, hospital trains and care of the wounded. Thinks Government Should Help China. (Special to Tho Citizen.) Washington, Juno 0. Captain Robert Dollar, president of a great shipping lino on the Pacific Coast, came to Washington to plead before tho Senate Committee on Inter oceanic Canals for free canal tolls and for protection against railroad owned ships, which have hurt tho in dependent shipping Interests of the coast by reason of their keen com petition. Captain Dollar also made a visit to tho State Department to plead for recognition of the Chinese Republic. " Tho progress of China under Its now government," said Captain Dol lar. " is certain to be marvolously rapid. There Is a wonderful amount of work to bo dono in tho construc tion of railways, opening mines, building of docks and harbor works, and in other great public work's. Very much of tho business incident to this development must come to the United States. I think our govern ment should extend a helping hand to China. Dr. Sun, who voluntarily relinquished tho presidency of China, proved himself, in my opinion, to bo a really great man. Ho Is honest, patriotic and unselfish, and he will be ready to help, If ho is needed, In the upbuilding of the Republic." SPORTING NOTES. Tho new United States League which started this season is finding pretty hard sledding. Two teams havo dropped ouf, und all the rest seemed to bo glad of tho excuse of 'rearranging tho schedule" for a layoff. This has been n hard spring for even tho older organizations. Watch those Athletics! With Render, Coombs and 'Plank all back in form they will soon overcomo tho lead of tho Whlto Sox. It creates quite soino excitement now when tho Giants loso a gamo, nl most as much as It does when Brooklyn or Scranton wins. "Ty" Cobb Is again loading tho American leaguo In batting and will probably not bo displaced this year, And Honcsdalo has a series on with Carbondale! Supposo It will end in tho usual way but hopo they will win ono gamo to make it a llttlo Interesting. .Hawley won tholr first gamo of tho season on Memorial Day. and Aldenvlllo took a double-header from a Honcsdalo team. THAT Ji10 PRIZE MAY BE YOURS Kill the Fly and Save the " ' ' "tVvv "'"$: f Fly photo copyright by National Geographic society. Summer complaint, which causes the death of many young children every season, is nearly always the result of germs in food. THESE ARE OFTEN CARRIED TO FOODS BY FLIES. K.ILL THE FLIES Perhaps some of The Citizen's readers havo a dear llttlo balby in their home like thero is represented In this picture. You think tho world of htm or her as tho case may bo and would protect your darling baby brother or sister from harm or shield her from danger. You think there Is none llko tho pet of tho house and take overy precaution that she does not got in a draft or get sick. But havo you a screen or netting over her crib so tho house fly cannot 'bring dlsoaso germs to her? Flies spread tuberculosis, diphtheria, typhoid fovor, scarlot fover, nnd fovors of babies by carry ing disease from one to another. You love your baby, so does tho flies. They llko to kiss your darling pot, walk all ovor his faco and per chanco get In his mouth. Tho flies feet carry germs of all diseases and thoy aro now passing over your baby's faco, leaving death germs. Oh! mother, why did you allow tho Hie3 to stay In tho houso? Why did you allow them to como In? Don't let tho flies crawl over tho haby's mouth and swarm upon tho nipple of his nursing bottle. Le Crushed by Piece of Timber. John HI. Gromllch, aged 53 years, a resident of SMaplowood, Wayno county, had his loft log brokon in two places Tuesday morning when a largo pleco of timber fell on him. Ho was at work at tho Consumor Ico com pany houso at Waplowood when tho accident happened. Ho Is now at tho Stato hospital, Scranton. Baby Swat the Fly! It Is (he Most Danger ous Animal on Earth ! When baotoriologista inform us that tho avorago fly carrloa on its body 1,250,000 gonna, aaye Farm Dairy ing, miroly wo should fool ajustcauso for pravo alarm. HOUSEFLIES AS CARRIERS OF DISEASE. Flies spread tuberculosis, diph theria, typhoid fever, scarlet fe ver, summer complaint and fe vers of babies by csrrylno disease from one to another. Keep everything clean and there will be no flies. Don't let files have a place to lay their eggs. Keep covered all plaoea where young flies may be hatched. Put screens at windows and doors. Where is dirt there are flies. JIAIUUAGE LICENSK. Royal Brooks Gravity Hilda Stlunard Gravity Percy Minor Waymart Frances Richardson Prompton ARKANSAS NARROWLY MISSES TITANIC'S FATE Striken Kiibinergeil Kocky HldKo on .Maine Coast anil In Saved Only by Her Double Bottom. Washington, D. C, Juno G. In formation that tho new dreadnaught Arkansas has met with an accident on her trial trip off tho 'Maine coast has reached tho Navy Department. The details aro not yet availablo but it is thought that tho ship Is not In danger. Although tho naval Board of In spection headed by Captain Fechtc lor Is aboard the Arkansas tho ves sel is still in tho hands of the New York Shipbuilding Company, of Cam den, N. J. Tho ship is being navi gated ovor tho trial courso by em ployes of the builders and any dam age sustained in tho accident will havo to be borne by the contractor. Tho Arkansas scraped along tho rock rid go for forty-llvo feet. Tho ship is leaking but not beyond tho control of her pumps. Probably the doublo bottom alono saved the big dreadnaught from sinking. hater reports to tho Navy Depart ment say that while entering Penob scot Bay and when she was suppos ed to bo in tho channel, tho Arkan sas touched the reef. The accident occurred this morning. Captain Fetchelor reports tho damage prob ably small and tho leaks light. The Inspection board Is considering whether tho trial shall bo resumed. The 'Arkansas had two mishaps. She is reported to have gone aground in tho Two Bush channel Sunday, but apparently got off and was proceeding early today when she ran on tho ledge of rock. Children's Story Writer, Mrs. Sang stcr. is Dead. Newark, N. J., Juno C. Mrs. Mar garet Elizabeth Sangster, poet and author, died yesterday in Maple wood, a suburb. Sho was 74 years old, and pursued an active literary career for moro than half a century. Death was due to an attack of Indi gestion. She had wltten numerous books of poems, works of Action and stories for children that have met with wide popularity. Planned to Uun Titanic Full Speed. (Special to The Citizen.) London, Juno G. J. Bruco Ismay told the British court of inquiry to day that it had been planned to drive the Titanic at full speed dur ing a few favorable hours of her maiden trip and that ho considered Captain Smith fully Justified in go ing at full speed through tho ico region so long a.'i weather condi tions made it possible to sco Ico ahead. Series of Flvo Games With Honcs dalo Team. iManagor 'Murtha received a letter yesterday from Manager Van Als tyne, of tho Honcsdalo team, regarding- a series of games between the two teams. A series of flvo games has been decided upon, tho flrst to bo played at iHonesdale on Saturday, Juno 29, and It Is probablo that tho third game will ho played in Hones dale July 'Fourth. iNo arrangements have been made as yet for tho play ing of the fourth or fifth gamo of tho series, but it has been decldod that If tho fifth game Is necessary to decide tho supremacy between tho two teams the gamo will bo played on neutral ground, probably Lake Lo dore. There has always been keen rival ry between Honesdalo and Carbon adlo regarding base ball and tho com ing series is suro to cause great en thusiasm among tho fans of tho two towns. Dating back to tho days of "Our Pets," and continuing through the days of tho old association team. Mike O'Neill's team hero after the fall of tho association, and up to the present tho series between tho two teams havo been successful and this year should prove no exception. Carbondale correspondent in Tribune-Republican. To Open Cottage at Lake. Miss Helena Clark, of tho Scran ton Young Woman's Christian asso ciation, spent Tuesday at Lako Ariel looking over tho summer cot tago of tho association. The cottage will open next week. IIOI OAltltlKltS OX STltlKM. (Special to Tho Citizen.) Scranton, Juno G. Throo hundred hod carriers and laborers went on a striko In tills city this morning. Thoy aro receiving 25 cents per hour and demand 30 and 35 cents. A numUor of non-union laborers aro fllllng tho strikers' positions. M3A ASSISTANT FlItE MARSHAL. (Special to Tho Citizen.) Harrlsburg, Juno G. Thomas C. Lea, of Pittsburg, was appointed as sistant Stato Flro Chief to-day by 'Firo Chief Josoph F. Baldwin. l,ea will recelvo a salary of ?4,000 per year. Killed I-argo Haulers. Whllo hunting snakes on Pino iRidgo, Milton Deckor. Georgo Whit taker, Fred and William Schoonovor, all of l.ohman township, killed six rattlesnakes, threo of which measur ed four feet In length and "sportod" nlno rattles and a button apiece. Thoy also dispatched two largo milk snakes and two garter snakes. Quito a class to those young mon as roptllo huntors. Olllford Dispatch. Ttev. Thomas M. McHugh, who has been studying at tho University In Washington for tho past year, has been sent to St. Phllomena's church, Hawloy, to tako tho nlaco of Rov. Thomas M. Jordan, who has been transferred to St. Vincent's church, Plymouth. GOVERNOR GRANTS RESPITE (Special to Tho Citizen. Scranton, Juno C. 'William Peter 'Blsche, tho boy murderer of Irvan. 'Borger, tho Dclnwaro, Lackawanna and Western Bnllroad express mcs sngor, was granted a resplto today at 1:30 p. m. Consequently ho will not hang Juno 20. Tho execution will be suspended until July 25. This will give Blsche's lawyors a chanco to present tho case before tho Board of Pardons. GOLBAT IN PARTIAL RUINS (Special to The Citizen. Colbat, Ontario, Can., Juno G. A Are starting in Lyric theatre, this city, destroyed a number of build ings in tho business section to-day, tho loss amounting to 1150,000. Tho flro was caused by the explosion or a kerosene stove. The audience got out without causing a panic. No ono was Injured. Electrocuted for Murder Committed In 1IMO. (Special to Tho Citizen. Boston, Juno G. In tho same elec tric chair that Rev. RIcheson was electrocuted, Harry Marshall, to-day, paid the penalty In tho Charlestown jail for murdering Frank Cussum mano in 1010. The dead man's wlfo was also his accomplice. Sho has been sentenced to life imprisonment. Cotton Crop Condition Slightly Be low Normal. Washington, D. C, June G. A special cotton crop report was Issued by tho Department of Agriculture to day and estimated that on May 25, tho cotton crop's condition was 78.9 per cent, normal, as compared with S7.8 per cent, on May 25, of last year, and 81.5 per cent, on a ten year average. PHILADELPHIA COMING PORT Philadelphia, Juno 6. About two months ago the Penn sylvania 'Railroad let a contract for $200,000 for tho erection, at its coal shipping terminal, Greenwich Point, In the Philadelphia Harbor, of im proved apparatus for the economic transfer of coal from its own cars to tho vessels that carry tho product to other coastwise and foreign ports. Briefly described, this improvement consists of a high trestle work, run ning out to tho end of the piers, and a giant mechanism by which the coal cars are lifted into the air and their contents dumped In bulk into the hold, of the shn. Tho empty cat is then set down on, another irack and carried by gravity to a siding. No statement was made by tho company at the time as to its pur pose in making this expenditure. But work has been begun and within a short time this coal terminal will bo equipped as aro tho great coal snip ing stations on tho lakes. Here tofore tho Pennsylvania 'Railroad has diverted most of its coal shipments to Perth Am boy, and tho general tendency of shippers and carriers has been In favor of New York, not only In coal but In most other commodi ties, whether export or import. Tho inevitable result has been a con centration of business at New York harbor that has severely taxed its ca pacity. Somo other port must there fore be looked to for further com mercial expansion and this move by tho Pennsylvania Itailroad to equip its terminal In the Philadelphia har bor to handle largely Increased ship ments Is ono of the many recent de velopments Indicating a growing ten dency of water-borne commerce to ward 'Philadelphia. One of the reasons that New York has been the chief beneficiary of this country's rapid commercial develop ment In the last two decades has beon that the great corporate inter ests centered there .have spent with a lavish hand, sharing the burdens of the city and Stato in making it the great port it Is today. And New York is preparing to spend moro mil lions to retain that increased com merce now tending toward Philadel phia and Boston, the use of either of which ports depends largely upon tho source or destination of shipments. Tho peoplo of this Commonwealth are beginning to realize, however, that within tho last few years Penn sylvania has permitted millions of dollars to go out of this Stato as a permanent and non-interest-bearlng investment in tho Port of New York, and that Pennsylvania has beon ono of tho heaviest contributors to tho success of her most formidable com mercial competitors. This State, with Its 70,000.000 tons annual production of anthracite coal; with Its moro than a hundred million tons production of bitumin ous coal; with its other great miner al and agricultural wealth, Its lead ing steel Industries and diversified manufactures, Is well equipped to supply world markets with Pennsyl vania products. At Philadelphia this Stato possesses n seaport of Its own. Many steamship lines, suffering from tho congestion of Now York harbor, aro unablo now to find dock ing accommodations along any part of Manhattan Island, and aro oponly volcing their dissatisfaction. Somo of thorn havo already diverted many of their vessels to Philadelphia. iMoro aro ready to follow tho exam ple At this tlmo ono of tho most Important porlods In tho history of this country's commercial growth, and with overy condition and clrcum stanco turning in favor of Philadel phia It would bo a dangerous and a short-sighted policy to overlook any opportunity, now or In tho futuro, to dovolop that port and regain for Pennsylvania that commercial pros tlgo which has heretoforo gone as a voluntary and a costly contrlbutton. to tho Port of Now York.