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71st YEAR. --NO. 96
HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1913.
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IEW WOMEN'S EMPLOYMENT LAW
PIKE COUNTY MAN DIES IN SCRANTON
WILL AFFECT PENNSYLVANIA HOTELS
WOUNDS SELF-INFLICTED SEVERAL DAYS AGO
Many small hotels throughout the
State, especially those which make
(i specialty of serving "Sunday dln-
Iiers ' for commercial men and auto
nobile parties, will be affected by
lhe new state law regulating tne
Iiours of women employes, and It is
f the opinion of the State .officials
that the law applies to hotel em
If the new law Is enforced tne
tountry hotel will be obliged to have
corn of waitresses and other help
bspecia'ly hired for Its Sunday dln-
The new law says that a woman
I nay not bo employed more than six
lays a week and a recent decision
from the Attorney General s depart
IVHY CHILDREN MAKE
THE BEST WITNESSES
What anatomy, astronomy and
lectriclty were to Diogenes, so are
:ie science of child training, human
behavior and experimental educa-
llon to us to-day. Even the matter
f common sefise and intelligence
n the obviously sane person are be
ginning to be Investigated and
things about children formerly tak-
for granted are now to be rigorous
ly subjected to experimental re-
Thus, as an instance, the problem
It inheritance and its role in the
Child's Intelligence, alertness, dex-
lerity, inattention, quickness, mem-
try, power of recall and acquisitive
owers must be looked into. These
Iame aptitudes must be studied with
egard to acquired knowledge.
It is already known that there is
Inherited so much that is good in the
vorst of us and so much that is bad
In the best of us, that it ill becomes
Iny of us to think we are more in
telligent than the rest of us. The
Invironment can be made to fit each
leparato distinct human 'being if, the
I roper parental and pedagogic su
ervision is kept up. Thus, If the
Intelligence inherited is of a defec
ive or bad sort the methods of
training such a child now properly
leasured and adjusted by experi
mental psychology can be stand
ardized to dovetail into Its needs.
Intelligence and common sense
lifter only in degree, not in quality.
Ilence the inherited superiority of
tne person can be almost equalized
other sane persons by proper cor-
lective measures. Experimental tests
lave now reached the point where
itelllgenco can be adequately gaug-
d. Mothers and teachers are no
anger Justified in .supposing, guess-
ig or juuging tne"aDinty" or "in
slligence" or "horse sense" of chll-
Bren. The new psychology has de-
I eloped instruments, devices and
machines of such precision that the
lental effort, the mental result, and
lhe time in every intelligent manl-
estation can now be measured.
Thus, if a small girl asked to re-
leat in her own words. a little story,
le time it takes her to tell it, the
Iegree of perfection of the story and
ther values can be recorded by prop
r Instruments. Memory, clearness
If attention, brightness, alertness of
lo senses and the relative sensitive
I ess of emotions, reason, logic, su
erstition, etc., are all measured and
The capacity .for originating,'
aaglnlng or conceiving abstract or
loncrete ideas is all deciphered by
creens, electrical clocks, color discs.
Iraphaphones, blood pressure instru
lents and other new marvels of the
Isychological laboratory. Whether
child's intelligence is of the analy
se, synthetic, destructive or wag
gish type is no longer matter' for
lazardous and harmful speculation,
lut one for the laboratory and the
The adult is a bad witness be-
luse he has had so many almost
limilar experiences and memories
liat the occurrence in hand is less
livid and more nearly like his
reams, memories and analagous ex-
Ierlence. He thus tells as true that
-hlch he has dreamed, remember
d, hoped, wished or Imagined. The
Ulld, lacking such things, has a
ivid novelty before It which be-
ames Indelible and distinct from all
llse in its brief span of existence.
A child, on the other hand, can
Ijstlfy accurately to all that it has
jon or heard as far as its memory
O. U. A. M. HAVE
BASKET BALL TEAM.
The Honesdale Junior O. U.'A. M.
lave organized a basket ball team
(hlch promises to come up to the
intlard of local teams of the Ma
tte City in the paBt. Norman Mc
lityre was elected, at a recent meet-
Iig of the order, as manager of the
ew team. Leon Ross, who has
iccessfully coached Honesdale's
lsket ball teams in the past, will
captain. Under this manage
ment some good fames are looked
The High school gymnasium has
o.en secured for practice and the
I, km meets there every Monday
ight. Such old players as Leslie
trader, Nathan Mitchell, John Car-
lichael and Olaf Highhouse and oth-
rs will compose the material for the
lam. Arrangements are being
lade for games in the near future.
TREE BY PARCEL POST.
A tree was shipped from Franklin
parcel post. It was collected by
Ilbert Bunnell, a rural carrier, from
farmer who dftlred to send it to a
flond in Ohio.
The branches had been bound
losely to the trunk of the tree with
vine, and the girth was therefore
lily four Inches. The tree was.
gut feet long, and Bunnell would
fa accept it, pnui ne naa sawea it
f to keep the parcel 'within the
ment is to the effect that telephone
operators may not be employed on
Sunday, if they work on the other
days of the week, even If the Sun
day work would be only a few hours
in a rotation system. The system
has been changed in both the Con
solidated a-nd Bell offices in Hones
dale so that the work of operators
may conform with the law. In
small offices such as Honesdale the
change works decidedly against the
interests of the young lady opera
tors who are required to go back
and forth from the ofllce several
times a day so that the required
time may be put in. "They work
less but oftener," will express the
"ISLE OF NOD" NETS
IMPROVEMENT ASS'N $120
REPORT OP RECEIPTS AND EX
PENDITURES MADE AT MEET
Meeting Held nt High School and
Good Number Present Resolu
tion Adopted Requesting President
to Prohibit Speculation.
The regular monthly meeting of
the Honesdale Improvement Asso
ciation was held Monday afternoon
In the teachers' room of the High
school building. There was a good
representation of the executive com
mittee present. In the absence of
the secretary, Mrs. Harry C. Rock
well, Mrs. L. B., Relchtmyer was ap
pointed secretary iprotem. The meet
ing1 was presided over by Miss Caro
A report was given on the expen
ditures and receipts of the enter
tainment, "The Isle of Nod," given
jduring the month under the auspices
of the Improvement Association.
After all bills were paid including a
percentage given Mr. Hoffman,
there was a net balance of $120.30
for the association. Resolutions
were adopted thanking the enter
tainment committee, Manager Dit
trich and all who took part In" the
Miss Petersen announced to the
me'mbers that she had been appoint
ed .chairman of the Northeastern
district of State Federation of Penn
sylvania Women, having last year
been chairman of civics in Hones
QIlss Petersen then read the Xol
lowing from the "Messenger,'! th&
omemi paper 01 tne scaie ueaera
tion of Pennsylvania Women1:
"Whereas, Statistics show that
enormous quantities of .butter, eggs
and other foods are being held in
the leading warehouses of the coun
try for the avowed purpose of spec
ulating in them and creating a fic
titious value thereon to the detri
ment of the American people; there
fore, bo It
Resolved, That we, as members
of the State Federation of Pennsyl
vania Women, in meeting assembled,
ttppSal directly to the President of
the United States and request him
to Invoke the machinery of the law
to prohibit speculation in all food
fproducts, If there bo a sufficient law
to govern the matter, and If not,
that he use his good offices to have
laws enacted and enforced that will
make It impossible for speculators
to gamble In articles of food."
If was reported that a picture of
the new foot bridge, had been taken
and that another picture will be tak
en next year, showing the transfor
mation that will have been made.
DOINGS IN PROBATE COURT
The last will and testament of
William N. Alberty, late of Hones
dale, has been entered for probate.
Kate M. Alberty, a daughter, "was
made chief beneficiary, receiving all
of the estate, real and personal, or
mixed, for and during the term of
her natural life with the right to
use so much of tho principal 'as may
bo necessary for her care, support
and maintenance. After her death
the property which may be left Is
bequeathed to a younger daughter,
Maud Alberty, absolutely, and in the
event of her death before her sister,
tho property is bequeathed to Maud
Alberty Ward's children, share and
Kate Alberty was made executrix
of the will with the right to sell and
convey at public or. private sale any
and all real estate.
The will was executed on Autr. 22.
1910, and witnessed by W. N. Al-I
Deny and Edward E. Ward.
The final proofs of the will of John
W. Miller, late of Dyberry, were
made to W. B. Lesher, Register of
Wills, on November 25.
He directs that all his Just debts
be paid as soon as convenient after
his decease All the remainder of
his real .estate, real, personal . nnd
mixed, he gives toliis'son Walter J.
Miller, who is to, pay to Julia L.
Hartman 4150 and to Nettie M. Ed
sall $150. Ho Is also to provide a
Comfortable home for his mother,
Walter J. Miller was made exe
cutor of the will, which was execut
ed on March 7, 1907, and witnessed
by Bessie E. Bullock and Bayllss W.
J, Grant Klllam of Savannah, Ga
has been? granted Iqtters ,of adminis
tration in tho estate ,of P.j C, Kjllam,
lato of, Hawloy,
THE COST OF LOVING.
Tickets, taxis, bonbons, books.
Dinners, dances, shows, de luxe;
Cost of living? No, by JJng!
Cost of loving that's the thing!
New York Sun.
Copyright, 1913, by the Panama-
COLOSSAL SCULPTURES AT THE PANAMA-PACIFIC INTER
NATIONAL EXPOSITION, SAN FRANCISCO, 1915.
ONE picture shows the colossal column at the entrance of the Court
of Sun and Stars on the esplanade on San Francisco harbor. The
spiral of this column leading upward will symbolize the endeav
ors of mankind. The other picture sbows one of the figures, four
teen feet In height, that will surmount the colonnade encircling the
Court of Sun and Stars. These figures, of which there will be 110. will
each support a huge artificial jewel four feet In diameter. At night the
Jewels will glitter. With reflected lights.;
INSPECTOR SHARPSTEEN AID
Postofflce Inspectors W. M. Cal
vert of Scranton, and J. N. Sharp
steen, of Honesdale, yesterday ar
rested Giovanni Todisco, shoe repair
er, of Moscow, on a charge of send
ing a black hand letter through the
mails. Tho letter went to Joseph
Loveland, president of the Moscow
bank, and demanded that $1,000 be
deposited In a Scranton bank to the
shoe repairer's account.
Todisco was arraigned before
United States Commissioner George
C. Schuer yesterday afternoon and
remanded in $500 bail for a further
hearing. He is at the county jail.
The Inspectors say that Todisco
has not much of the' "Black Hand"
air about him. He seems to be more
simple minded than dangerous, it is
said. In response as to whether or
not Loveland owed him any money,
Todisco said he does not, but he Is
willing to settle all claims for $1,000
and not a cent less. Tho letter was
AND SEE OUR
1 & ;V also m
MWfAES CHINA WAHEjpS
AND ALL KINDS OF
WHEN IN DOUBT SEND SILVERWARE. OUR SILVERWARE
WILL LAST FOR CENTURIES. WE KNOW WHO MAKES IT.
YET IF SILVERWARE DOES NOT STRIKE YOUR FANCY,
WE HAVE A STORE FULL AND GLEAMING WITH EXQUISITE
BY ALL MEANS COME IN AND SEE WHAT WE ARE SHOW
iING BEFORE YOU MAKE YOUR SELECTIONS,
THE JEWELER AND OPTICIAN,
OppotHt the New IqH Office.
Pacific International Exposition Co.
BLACK HAND CASES
mailed November 19 and the inspec
tors have been looking for the sender
over since. Ten days was tho time
limit fixed in the letter for Loveland
to deposit the $1,000 In tho Scranton
"Deposit the $1,000 or your life
will be terminated," was the gist of
Deatli of Mrs. Colo.
Mrs. Anna Cole, of Waymart, died
on Thursday morning of last week
at 9 o'clock after an illness of sever
al months' duration. She was fifty-
one years of age and the widow of
the late Henry Cole. She Is survived
by a brother, John Sensensteln of
Waymart: two sisters, Mrs. H. Cole
of Waymart and Mrs. Gorgan of Al
bany. The funeral services were
held Sunday morning at 10 o'clock
Interment was made In Waymart
After suffering intense pain for
nearly a month from a wound in the
left side of his face, self-inflicted,
when he attempted to take his life i
by shooting himself, George Her
rlnger, fifty-seven jears of ase, of'
Greeley, Pike county, died at the'
State hospital at Scranton Monday
afternoon. His death had been ex
pected for the past two weeks. The
body will be removed to his home.
Herringer tried to end his, own
life -by shooting, following a quar
rel with a neighbor at his home on
the night of Ootober 27. After the
neighbor had left the house the man
SAYS TERMS OF INSURANCE
WERE NOT COMPLIED WITH
MINOR BROWN ALLEGED TO
HAVE VIOLATED POLICIES
WITH INSURANCE CO.'S.
Searlo & Salmon, Attorneys for
Brown, Ask for Appointment of
Arbitrators to Try Case Affidavits
of Defense Filed.
In his affidavit of defence filed
with the clerk of courts, P. R. Mil
lard, secretary for both the Conti
nental Insurance Company of New
York and the Fidelity Phoenix In
surance Company of New York, de
nies that those companies are under
any obligation or are liable for any
amount to be paid to Minor Brown
as a result of the fire which de
stroyed his store building In White
Mills in March last. Homer Greene,
Esq., of Honesdale, is the attorney
for the insurance companies and the
affidavit of defense was filed in an
swer to a suit in assumpsit started
recently by Minor Brown to recover
on his policy of insurance.
He also denies that tho defendant
companies are indebted to Minor
Brown in the sum of $1,000 or that
the plaintiff had lri his store at the
time of the fire, property of the value
of $10,8G3.25, and also that tho said
plaintiff - sustained a loss of that
amount by reason of the fire.
They demand proof of the loss and
amount of stock In the building and
that the loss was incurred by reason
of the fire.
He denies that tho policy became
payable on May 20, 1913, Or at any
other time, saying that the terms of
the contract was violated when Min
or Brown failed to comply with the
terms in not- sending them within
sixty days after tho fire, a statement
"of thtT origin of the fire the amount
of loss or what interest he or others'
held in the property insured. By
the' terms of the contract of Insur
ance Minor Brown was debarred
from being suit to recover the claims
He also states that Brown refused
to submit to examination of the
books, bills and invoices of the busi
ness or to permit any extracts or
copies to be made. Brown also, it
is alleged, refused to furnish the in
surance companies with information
as to the amount of his loss so that
an adjustment could be made.
Searle & Salmon, attorneys for
Minor Brown, -have entered a rule of
reference to have arbitrators chosen
at the office of the Prothonotary on
Monday, Dec. 15, at 1 o'clock p. m.
for the trial of all matters at vari
Attorney M. J. Martin, of Scran
ton, represented the other insurance
companies with the exception of the
St. Paul Fire and Marino Insurance
company, has filed affidavits of de
fense. The plea Is non-assumpsit.
"LAST DAYS OF POMPEII."
Pasquall's great original eight
reel production of "The Last Days
or Pompeii," which was the attrac
tion at the Lyceum theaUe, Scran
ton, all of last week, has been book
ed for the Lyric for two days, Dec.
30th and 31st. Although the prices
charged In Scranton to see this won
derful masterpiece were 25, 35 and
50 cents, tho local manager Is mak
ing an effort to reduce the price to
cents for all seats. Further par
ticulars will appear in this paper lat
Sunday in St. John's Ev. Lutheran
church. First Sunday In Advent
10:30 a. m Wo Koennon wio Jesus
Sehen?; 11:45 a. m., Bible school:
7:30 p. m., "Child Rearing and
Home Making." Tho last lecture, of
The Parish Aid society of Grace
church will meet with Mrs. W. H.
Ham at her home on the corner of
Court and Eleventh streets, Friday
afternoon, Nov. 28.
Rev. A. L. Whittaker will hold
service at Christ church, Indian Or
chard Sunday, Nov. 30, 2:30 p. m.;
Sunday school every Sunday after
noon at 1:30.
THOMAS BRYANT NUPTIAL.
Miss Florence B. Bryant, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs- John Bryant, of
East s.treet, and Charles E. Thomas
were married . in Scranton on Tues
day by Dr. Odell of tho Second
Presbyterian church. Mr. and Mrs
Thomas will go to housekeeping in
newly furnished rooms in the Brown
apartment on West Eleventh street
after a honeymoon spent In Now
CANNON HARVEY NUPTIAL.
Miss Isabel Harvey and Michael
Cannon, both of Carboh'dale. Were"
married in that city Wednesday eve
ing in tne parocniai. residence by
Father Coffey. Mr, Cannon Is con
nected with the Honesdale Consoli
dated Telephone company. Mr. and
Mrs. Cftnnon will maVo their homo
at Hotel Wayne. ThetCItiren offen
picked up a gun and tried to aim
the muzzle at his forehead. Ho
pulled the trigger, but the cartridgo
Instead of passing through" the vital
point which lie was aiming for,
struck the left cheek, tearing away
the entire side of his face. He -was
brought to the State hospital tho
next morning. Since the time of tho
affair he has frequently expressed
tho wish that ho might live and that
ho regretted his act. He made a
game fight for life, but tho wound
was one of such a serious naturo
that there was only one chance in a
hundred for his recovery.
JUDGE HENDERSON LEADS
KEPHART BY 0,303 VOTES.
Fifty Million Dollar Loan Amend
ment Defeated by 41,303 Votes.
Philadelphia. Judge John J.
Henderson led John W. Kephart by
9,393 votes in the balloting for
superior court judges at the recent
election. This is shown by the offi
cial returns received hero from Har
rlsburg which include all counties
except Allegheny. The official voto
of Allegheny county was received
here last week and is added to tho
figures received from Harrlsburg.
Kephart led Webster Grim by mor6
than 31,000 and James Alcorn, was
32,800 behind Grim. The voto was
The total vote .for superior court
judges was 759,835, which is a fall
ing off of 457.CG7 in the vote of tho
state as compared with the presiden
tial election last year when the to
tal vote was 1,217,502. The vote at
the last previous election for super
ior court judge In 1908 was 1,035,
338. The fifty million dollar loan amend
ment was defeated by 41,393 votes.
The vote was:
For tho amendment 259,042;
ST. MATTHEWS' DAY
AT GRACE EPISCOPAL.
St Matthew's Day will be observed
at Grace Episcopal church Sunday
by holding communion services in
the morning at 10:30 o'clock. The
regular communion day is the first
Sunday of each month but it was de
cided by the pastor, Rev. A. L.
Whittaker, to observe both at this
The principal of the brotherhood
of St. Matthew's Day' is tot go after
men and bring them into the church.
This principle has been adopted for
the service on Sunday. Twenty-five
captains have been selected to go out
and request the members to be pres
ent on that day. Each captain is
provided with a list of names of
members whom he Is to see person
ally. Tho same principle was used
at the men's supper which was held
recently In the church parlors. Com
municants are urged to, come to
communion and all men and boys
are asked to come to tho sermon at
the regular church services.
The address will bo on "The Re
lations of the Men of tho Parish to
the Parish and to the Community."
The offertory anthem will be a duet
by Messrs. Lees and Rubin, sup
ported by a men's chorus. Stirring
hymns will be sung. At the close of
the, service communicants will par
take of the sacrament of the Lord's
Supper. An invitation Is extended
to the public generally, especially
men, to be present. Evening ser
vlco at 7:30; Sunday school at 12 M.
ASKS DIVORCE ON DESERTION
Gerald Bunting asks for an abso
lute divorce from his wife, Estella
May Bunting, on the grounds of wil
ful desertion for more than two
years. A libel in divorco -was filed
with Prothonotary W. J. Barnes on
Tuesday and a subpoena was award
ed by the court returnable the third
Monday of December.
Tho couple were married on June
21, 1911, and the liabellant alleges
that on August 27, 1911, his wife
left him without cause and went to
live with her mother. Mrs. Bunting
was formerly Miss Estella Comfort.
FIRST RAILROAD TO
More than $50,000 will be expend
ed by the Scranton and Blnghamton
Railroad company to completely
equip its lino with a new signal sys
tem. The company Is operating twenty
six miles of road between Scranton.
Nicholson and Lake Wlnola, and It
will be tho latest improved auto
matic block system signals that will
bo installed. The cost per mile will
be approximately $2,800.
Tho Lackawanna Is the first rail
road company. in the world to In
stall a wireless equipment upon its
HURLED FROM PLATFORM;
OAR RUNS ALONE.
A Laurel lino car carrying 25 pas
sengers ran two miles without a mo
torman Tuesday morning between
Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. Tho
car was running at tho rate of 45
miles per hour when it rounded a
curve and the motorman was hurled
'from tho platform. The accident
was unobserved by tho conductor un
til tho car commenced to slacken
speed. The train was at once stop
ped and sidetracked and a search
w'as Instituted by the passengers.
They retraced the route about a jnllo
when they discovered the breakman
running breathlessly toward them.
The' accident was then explained."
fortunately he was not killed when
thro.wu from, the-car1 bycoailnf In