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THE CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, MAY 1W, 1010,
1 A CHAT WITH
Mr. nnd Mrs. Francis Cralgo have 1
been gueats nt tho home of C. II.
Mrs. Wm. T. Gu nun oo and chil
drcn are spending a few days with
relatives in Scrnnton.
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Tend and
children were also recent guests at
C H. Wilmarth's.
A base ball game was played be
tween the l'leasant Mt. team and tho
Aldcnvlllo team last Saturday which
resulted in fnvor of Aldenvllle.
Mrs. James Walker, of Forest
City, was a caller In tho village on
The first number on tho com
mencement program of the Clinton
High school class of 1910 will be a
recltnl and musical by Miss Rachel
Mettler of Dickinson Seminary,
Wllliamsport, which will be held in
the M. E. church on Friday evening,
tln Onl. I.ritrlt.t.tnrr o U n'nlnnlf
Admission 10 and ir, cents. MiS9
Mettler has had considerable experl- 1
ence and draws a large crowd. I
The second number will bo a lec-'
ture by Dr. D. J. Waller. .Ir., Prin-j
clpal of the Bloomsburg State Nor-
mal school, and formerly State Su-1
perlntendent of Public Instruction,
which will be given In the M. E.
church on Saturday evening, May
2Sth, at 8 o'clock. Admission, free.
Dr. Waller has served longer as
Principal of n Normal school than
any other principal of Pennsylva
nia, and he is certninly worth hear
ing. The baccaleureate sermon will be
preached by Dr. Waller at 10:30
Sunday morning, May 29th
The class night exercises will bci
held Thursday evening, June 2nd.
The Lyric orchestra has been sccur
ed. The program is as follows:
Invocation, Rev. James Ralney.
Salutatory, Nellie P. Gleason.
Class History, Flora I,. Loomis.
Essay "The Value of an Educa
tion," Pearl E. Arnold.
Presentation, Pearl Hauensteln.
Essay "The Power of Choice,"
J. Harry Varcoo. '
Essay "Use and Abuse of Time," i
Clare Kennedy. I
Valedictory "Imitation as an
Educator," Carrie I. Curtis.
Presentation of diplomas, Prlnci-
Address. Supt. J. J. Koehler.
R. M. Strieker, Esq., of Honesdale, j
had charge of the Presbyterian'
prayer meeting Thursday evening in
the absence of Rev. J. B. Cody.
Mrs. Walter Starnes, of Carbon
dale, was a recent visitor at the
Starnes home here.
Mrs. James Johns returned from
Forest City on Wednesday.
Mrs. Charles Pethick Is visiting
relatives in Carbondale.
Dr. Corson and family, of Riley-
vllle, autoed through our village !
several times during last week. I Miss May Heffley, daughter of Mr.
A week from next Sunday, May i and Mrs. J. J. Heffley, was tendered
29th, Rev. Huston will preach In j a very pleasant surprise party on Sat
the Presbyterian church, and in tho urrtay evening, May 1 4th, It being her
afternoon will preach at RUeyville, sixteenth birthday. Fifty or more
and in tho evening at Cold Spring, j young people were present and an
where ho will hold meetings for a ( enjoyable evening was spent. Ice
week. I cream and cake were served.
An ice cream socialwill bo given j Edward Gerhart of Dreber, and
for the benefit of tho Methodist i Miss Bertha Bender of Lehigh, were
church at tho home of George Madde- united in holy matrimony on May 14,
ford, on Friday evening. All are in-1 by Rev. W. E. Webster of Sterling.
The first quarterly conference will
bo held Tuesday afternoon at two
o'clock In the M. E. church, when
Rev Murdock will preach.
Tho Methodist people are planning
for the centennial celebration of
their church here on the Cth, 7th
and 8th of June.
Blanche Starnes is spending the1
week In Honesdale with her sister,
Mrs. Horace Noyes.
We are having cool weather for
this time of year, and it nearly freezes
A number have not yet got their
On the 9th Tillman Gilpin got one
bono of his right arm broken with
a separator, hut It Is doing as woll as
can be expected. On tho same day n
little boy of Charles Starnes got a
fish-hook In his hand and Dr. Simons
was called to extract it.
Stella Cross camo up from Wyo
ming Seminary on tho 13th, and
spent Sunday at home.
N. J. Frantz of East Stroudsburg,
was a guest at J. E. Cross' on Sun
day. Arthur Leshor, of Scranton, pass
ed through town Sunday and called
on his brother, "Brock."
Susie. Cross has .closed her school
at Moscow and is home again for tho
Wo understand that the High
school will have closing exercises on
the evening of tho 24th and County
Superintendent Koehler Is expected
to bo present.
Several young folks were horo Sat
urday from Maplewood and played
ball with the Juniors, but were de
feated by a score of 20 to 3. They
all enjoyed the game, however.
We are pleased to nolo that many
are fixing up the graves In the ceme
tery, nnd Minnie Yates Is erecting a
now monument. Martin Caulleld, of
Honesdale, Is the designer.
Dr. R. A. Smith, L. F. Ammermnn
rind G. 1. Gilpin attended the quarter
ly conference at South Sterling on tho
A roll call was held In the Sterling
M. E. church on Sunday and a large
majority responded to tho call. The
sacrament was nlso administered by
Rev. Webster and wo aro pleased to
say that the balance for Incidental
expenses was liquidated.
A student from Maryland preached
at the Bast Sterling church on tho
8th and will also preach again on tho
For some time past Georgo Ro
becker has been working at Toby
bauna, but is now home again.
On tho 14th Rev. Webster mar-
r ed Ed. L Gearhart, of Angels and
"frthn M. Bender, of Gouldsboro.
When the happy couple were ready
tlePa't they found their carriage
Mr. and Mrs. Barnettc. of Brook
lyn, who spent Friday in town are
contemplating spending the summer
hero. Mr. Reeves Sampson has the
contract to erect a bungalow for
.lobn Palls and family have mov
ed Into tho Rcxford house.
The Home Missionary society held
a public meeting on Thursday of last
Miss Faye Abraham, of Damascus
pn will conduct a music class at
this place during the summer. We
wish Miss Abraham all success.
Paul Illman, who is connected
with the United Societies of Charity
In Buffalo, goes to St. Louis, Mo., In
a few days on business In connection
with his work.
Mr. and Mrs. Rockwell Brigham
spent Sunday at Mr. Jerry Canfleld's,
Messrs. Weed and Stone of Blng
hamton, were in town this week.
Wlllard R. Skinner is on the sick
Mrs. James Young recently visited
her aunt. Mrs. Phillips, at Bingham-
The Drehor township high school
will close May 2Gth. Commencement
exercises will be held in the High
school building Friday evening, May
27th. Dr. Waller, principal of
j Blooinsburg Normal School, will de
j liver the address to the graauatlng
i class. Mr. Dlmon expects to conduct
I a summer school for teachers, begin
ning May 31st.
Rev. H. A. Smith, n former rest'
dent of this locality, will preach the
memorial sermon in the Moravian
church on the evening of May 2 2d.
Seats free and all are welcome.
The Wayne county Sunday school
convention will be held In the South
Sterling M. E. church on May 24th.
Rev. Wm. Mtkecell, of Delaware
State, will preach in the East Sterl
ing church on Sunday afternoon on
Mr. and Mrs. Gerhart were treated to
a genuine serenade in the evening at
his home near Angels, Pa.
W. -G. Hause and family have lo
cated In Huntingdon, Pa., where he
has a position with the Boll Tele
A. E. Hause, of South Bethlehem,
is visiting relatives and friends In
Mrs. J. W. Kerr Is calling on old
friends in Gouldsboro.
Tho public roads In Droher have
nearly all been gone over this spring
and aro in good driving condition.
Farmers have still some oats to
sow. with corn and potatoes to" plant,
but tho rays of tho sun don't have
heat enough to rush the season.
Work was started on May 10th on
the State road In Grcenotowu, Pike
county, with a small force of men.
Mr. Strasburger, of Philadelphia, en
gineer for the contractors, was ovor
the road lit the early part of the
Louis Walter has charge of Andrew
Beesecker's bread and cake delivery
Thomas M. Gilpin, of Greenetown,
recontly lost two quite valuable
B RAMAN AND KELLAM.
Tho weather keeps so cold that
very little garden planting has been
dono In this vicinity.
Mrs. II. Woltzor's brother and
friend from New York ore visiting
at her home.
Thirteen little boys and glrU
helped Helen White celebrate her
sixth birthday one day last week.
Robert Tyler, who has boon em
ployed at Carthage for some time, is
home for tho summer.
D, M. Stalker and family and
Mrs. Mary Whlto nnd grnnddnughter, I from Marshall Smith's hank last
Mary Cnrgln, attended church ntjwoek to bo used upon tho road near
llrninnn on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Orvlllo Keys vlBlted
his parcntB, Mr. and Mrs. Wells Keys,
the latter part of tho week.
Mrs. Wells KeyB was given n sur
prise birthday party Saturday, May
nth, by about fourteen of her neigh
bors nnd relatives. A fine 'dinner
was served and tho day enjoyed by
nil. She received a number of pres
ents in remembrance of tho day.
Miss llattlo Sheldon of Blnghnm
ton, Is -visiting her sister, Mrs. F.
Hnrper Keys and W. Scott Conk
lln made a trip to Blnghnmton last
week to purchaso sonio mnchlnery,
as they nro doing quite n business
sawing, and also run a cider press
with an cngino In season.
HAWLEY & WILSON VILLE
The Baptist church has secured
Will Carlton, an author of nntlonal
reputation, to. enterrtaln tho public
with his inimitable "Chnracter
Sketches" and mntchless poems, on
Under the auspices of St. Phllo
nienn's congregation, the Cathedral
Ministries of Scranton, will give a
high class performance nt the Stand
ard opera house on Thursday even
ing. Proceeds to be applied to the
new parochial residence fund.
Mrs. F. W. Suydam returned from
Atlantic City on Tuesday.
'A team of horses owned by E. Tut-
hlll, Hnwley's street commissioner,
becoming restless In tho absence of
their driver, who had brought a row
boat to the river, and was to try its
merits on the placid water, broke tho
tie strap and ran from the old mill
at Wilsonvllle, at a break neck pace
toward Hawley; at Ebordlng's they
were stopped, one of them being
thrown, receiving some bruises,
wlilch was the only damage done.
Mrs. Augusta Keyes and daughter
Emallne, have been confined to the
house with heavy colds for the past
The funeral of Miles Pelton was
held nt the residence of his parents,
George Pelton and wife, at the Eddy,
on Saturday, at 2 p. m. Rev. Mr.
Smalley, pastor of the Baptist church,
had charge of the service, the de
ceased being a member of his con
gregation. Many friends and rela
tives folldwed -the remains to his
final resting place In the walnut
Grove cemetery, where at the brief
burial service, the pastor read Miles'
favorite hymn. The pall-bearers
were his Sunday school class-mates,
who gave as a token of their regard
a handsome casket bouquet of carna
tions. Much sympathy Is felt for the
Lily Shook Is on the sick list.
John and Myrtle Pennell visited
their parents at Arlington from
Saturday until Monday morning.
Mrs. George Helchelbeck, Sr., of
Audell, was a caller at the home, of
her son at Wllsonville on Friday.
A representative of the State's
Water Supply-Commission, was in
specting the streams In this vicinity
the latter -part of the week.
The members of the M. E. church
choir are arranging a program which
they will produce on Decoration Day.
Particulars will be announced later.
Mr. and Mrs. Brigham and daugh
ter Alice, of Port Jervis, arrived on
Saturday for a brief visit with their
ralatlves at Wilsonvllle.
.Mrs. R. C. Glosenger, of Lakeville,
attended the Rose Rebekah Lodge
on Saturday evening. Some new
members were initiated; at the close
of this ceremony supper was served.
Rev. Mr. Murdock, district superin
tendent, delivered an Interesting ser
mon In the M. E. church on Sunday
Mrs. Deltzer was the guest of her
friend, Mrs. Joseph Herzog, at Lake
ville on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Kelly, of Susque
hanna, former residents of Hawley,
attended tho funeral of their nephew
on Saturday. Mrs. Kelly and little
son passed Sunday with her sister,
Mrs. Gilbert Pennell at Arlington,
returning to her home on Monday.
Henry Shearer called on Wllson
ville .friends Sunday aftornoon.
Mrs. Goldback, of East Hawley, is
seriously ill with but slight hopes
for her recovery.
A. Killam, nccompanied IiIb broth
er, B, F. Killam, to the latter's homo
at Paupack on Saturday.
For the news always read The
The Ladles' Aid of the M. E.
church will meet on Wednesday after
noon with Mrs. R. II. Ely.
Mrs. Irnilsh and granddnughter
passed Sunday at the Doppel home on
Sabine Swingle nnd wife, of Afoy,
were In town on Wednesday.
Tho cold weathor and heavy frosts
of late havo been a great hindrance
to the growth of vegetation; pasture
Is short and many of tho dairy men
are still feeding hay and feed to their
Mr. Mosier, of Long Ridge, wns
through this vicinity InBt week de
livering a first-class lot of fruit trees,
grown by Knight & Bostwick, which
wero sold by their local agent, Chas.
Ahrens, of Swamp Brook.
Charles Spry attended tho ball
held in Ahren's hall at Swamp
Richard Decker, of Beach Lake,
has sold his handsome groy horse.
John Spry was a business caller
at Beach Lako last week.
Peter Schmltt, of White Mills, was
in this vicinity last week purchasing
Fred Swartz has purchased a fine
Several teams wero hauling gravel
the Grango hall.
Minor I rosby was a business caller
hero on Monday of last week.
William Gray, a former glass cutter
of Honcsdnlo, Is visiting his sisters,
and brother at this place.
Ivan Wells, who has been qulto
sick of Into, has been taken to n
hospital wioro ho Is expected to un
dergo n surgical operation.
Floyd Bayly Is running a largo nu
tomobllo that ho purchased In Now
Drover Marks of Red Bnnks, N. J
purchased several good cows in this
Several nrc having n serious time
with that old enemy, the grippe.
Rebeccn Buckingham, of Newport
News, Vn., who enme to this plnco re
cently to attend tho funcrnl of her
mother, has returned home.
L. D. Noblo of Cnlkln, was a re
cent visitor nt the homo of S. Saund
Georgo Lovolas.s and family have
moved upon the George Bishop farm
now owned by Mr. Smith.
Inspector Ryan, of New York, was
a pleasant caller among the farmers
here last week.
The Wllkes-Barre drowning acci
dent, when six High school girls and
two boys met death, caused by a boat
springing aleak, horrible as It Is,
should bo an object lesson to par
ents and teachers. As discipline is
taught in case of fire so should chil
dren and young people bo taught to
use presence of mind nt crltlcnl
times like this incident. Occasional
ly snd news of this kind readies us
and it is hoped that teachers will do
all In their power to prevent disasters
of this kind happening to those plac
ed in their charge in tho future.
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Miller enter
tained Thursdny evening in honor of
Mr. and Mrs. Cal. Bonham, who have
been making relatives and friends a
farewell visit. They left Wednesday
for Oregon where Mr. Bonham has1
filed on government land in one of
the rich valleys of that State, and I
their many friends wish them suc
cess in their new undertaking. Mr. j
and Mrs. Wright Bell of Carbondale, j
will accompany them and take up
land in "the same valley.
F. W. White lias returned after
spending three weeks in Lestershlre,
N. Y. His grandmother, Mr3. Laura
Conyne, aged 87 years, who has been
visiting relatives in Susquehanna. '
accompanied him home.
L. P. and E. M. Stark, of Hones-'
dale, spent Monday at their home
Miss Reua Stark recently enter-,
tained Mr. S. Phillips, of Scranton,
Miss Minnie Bucklish, of Allien-.
vllle, is visiting friends in this vi
cinity. Mrs. Ruey Allen, an aged and Ife
long resident, passed to her rest on
Sunday morning at her home. Mrs.
Allen lias been helpless for years and
the past few weeks confined to her
he'd. She was peacefully sleeping
when the summons came.
Miss Susie Odell left Saturday for
an extended visit with Forest City
and Scranton friends.
.Miss Minnie Thornton, of Hawley,
is visiting Mrs. O. C. Miller, at "The
Mrs. John Romick and children,
accompanied by Mrs. Martha Stark,
returned Saturday to Prompton after
visiting several weeks with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Hacker spent
Mondny in Forest City.
O. H. SCHWAB IMPE0VED.
Physician Issues Statement Concerning
Steamship Man's Health.
New York, May 17. Gustav II.
Schwab, American representative of
the North German Lloyd Steamship
company, is ill nnd Is In the country
recuperating. So alarming were re-
GUSTAV II. SCHWAB,
ports circulated concerning Mr.
Schwab's condition that his physician,
Dr. E. G. .Tanuway, gave the following
"Mr. Schwab has, ns the result of
overwork and consequent nervous fa
tigue, been advised to take a completo
rest from business In tho country for
n time. This ho Is now doing, and us
n result he Is already showing a con
Mr. Sehw.fb bus been away from
business nbout ilvo weeks. He is now
it the home of a brother in New Ha
ren. CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children.
Hib Kind You Have Always Bought
. Advertise lu Tho Citizen.
Convicted Archcriminal Es
WILL END LIFE AS CONVICr.
Lawyers Demand New Trial, but Doc
tor Must Meanwhile Go to Peniten
tiary Wife Still Loyal Be
lieves Him Innocent.
Kansas City, Mo., May 1". Dr. It.
Clark Hyde was found guilty In the
first degree of murdering Colonel
Thomas 11. Swope. Punishment .was
fixed at life Imprisonment. The jury
had been out since Friday night. Hyde
was Swope's family physician and son-in-law.
He was nccuscd of administer
ing poison to-klll off the Swope family
nnd fall heir to n fortune.
The verdict came unexpectedly. Ev
ery nttorney in the case had glvcu up
hope of the Jury reaching an agree
ment. It was reported that oiifl'jnror vowed
he would "vote for acquittal until I die
of old age."
Neither Mrs. Logan Swope nor any
of her children, except Mrs. Hyde,
was In tho room when the Jury re
Although Dr. Hyde's lawyers moved
for a new trial after the verdict was
rend, Judge Latshaw will send Dr.
nyde tn the pcnltentlnry at JelTorson
City next Friday pending his appeal.
Mrs. Hyde will be permitted to see
her husband Thursday afternoon. She
can have no other talk with him.
The extraordinary self control of Dr.
Hyde has exhibited throughout the
trial did not desert him at Its close.
DR. B. CLARK HYDE.
His face was Immobile aud expression
less as he heard sentence pronounced.
AVheu the verdict was read Mrs.
Hyde collapsed in her chair, but made
no sound. Not until an hour after the
verdict was reached was she able to
go to her home, Before leaving she
"I am now over the first shock and
mil strong. I am confident because
Clark Is Innocent. It cannot be other
wise." Dr. B. Clark Hyde has been under
suspicion In connection with the mys
terious Illness and deaths in the Swopo
family ever since the death of Colonel
Thomas H. Swopo on Oct. 3, 1009. The
death of Colonel Swope followed soon
after he had suffered a severe convul
sion. This convulsion, It was charged
by Ihe members of the Swope family,
followed Immediately after the admin
istratiou of a capsule given by dlroc-
' tlon of Dr. Hyde. Hyde said It was a
I digestive tablet.
It was proved at the trial that Hyde
I had purchased cyanide of potassium hi
live grain capsules. He claimed he
bought them to kill roaches lu his of-
I Two days before the death of Colo
: nel Swope, Moss lluuton, n cousin of
the millionaire philanthropist, died at
j the Swope home following a stroke of
I apoplexy. Dr. Ilydo and Dr. G. T.
. Twynmn of Independence treated Hun
ton. The patient was bled profusely, It
' Is charged, at the suggestion of Dr.
i Hyde. After six pints of blood were
i tnken from ids body the bleeding proc
I ess wns stopped, but not until Dr.
Twynmn had repeatedly protested that
I too much blood was being tulien from
I the old man.
I In IJecember au epidemic of typhoid
fever broko out In the Swopo house
hold, during which teti members of the
family wero stricken and oue, Chris
man Swope, a brother of Dr. Hyde's
wife, died. Chrlsman died after tak
ing a capsulo given at Dr. Hyde's di
rection and after suffering a convul
sion. Murgaret Swope, Chiisman's sis
ter, nlso treated by Dr. Hyde, had a
convulsion after taking a capsule, but
she was given au emetic at onco by
Dr. Twyinan and recovered,
On Jan. 7, 1010, the body of Chris
man Swopo was secretly exhumed, and
four days later tho body of Colonel
Swopo wns removed from Its tomb nnd
tho viscera of tho bodies taken to Chi
cago for analysis. Strychnine was
found In tho organs.
Rich Prize For Vanderbllt.
Paris, May 17. W. K. Vanderbllt's
Rlpollu, ridden by O'Nell, won tho rich
Prix Flying Fox of 40,000 francs nt
St. Cloud from it Held of ten. Frank
Jny Gould's Jusmlulen, ridden by
Chllds,'wou the hnndicap I)e Prln
temps of 10.000 francs.
C.1VI8 THE Al'PIiE TREES ROOM.
Many farmers mako tho mistake of
planting their appla trees too clqse
together. When tho trees nro small
and first set out they seem very
smnll and they are rolatlvo to their
size. But when nn apple treo ma
tures it occupies an Immense space
compared with what It did when first
To set apple trees of the standards
closer than thirty feet is giving them
less soli and air room than they
should have. Two rods or thirty
three feet is about tho average dis
tance they should bo placed, and for
ty feet apart Is none too wide.
Where tho outer roots of tho trees
must struggle with tho roots of oth
er trees for soil room there will not
bo enough plant food for all, tha
moisture In dry times will soon be
exhausted and none of the trees can
mnturo perfect and highly flavored
Some mako a practlco In setting
out an apple orchard to plant peach
"trees between the rows of apple
trees, allowing the short lived poach
tree to die before tho applo tree ma
tures. A neighbor of the writer has a good
method of utilizing the ground In
his young applo orchard. In tho
space between two apple tree rows
he has planted two rows of black
berries about eight feet apart. Tim
blackberries and tho entire orchard
aro given the most careful care and
cultivation. Both npple trees nnd
blackberry vines bear well. Ono cul
tivation serves for both fruits.
Blackberries do not feed widely
nnd hence they do not' materially In
terfere with the growth of the apple
trees. When the apple trees grow
larger tho number of rows of the
blackberries between the apple tree
rows may be reduced to ono, and that
one be midway between the rows.
When the npple trees become mature
and thir roots occupy all the orchard
soil, the blackberries are removed
entirely. The same system can be
used witli raspberries or strawber
ries. It Is a well known fact among
1 farmers and fruit growers that
1 blackberries improve the physical
nature of the soil through their root
1 action. When they aro removed
! from the apple orchard the soli is
left in ideal condition for the outer
I feeding roots of the apple trees.
HAWLEY LOST THE GAME.
Scull Was Too Much For the Wnyne
A very interesting game of base
ball was played at Hawley last Sat
urday between the Technical High
school of Scranton and the Hawley
nine. The Hawley boys could not
connect with Scull, nnd therefors
lost the game. The score:
Totals , . 7
3 25 12
Score by Innings
T. II. S. .. .0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 3 7
Hawley 01000100 02
Two base hits Reese, Kane.
Three base hit Decker. Hits Off
Scull, 3; off Qulnney, 10. Loft on
bases T. H. S., C; Hawley, 1. Bas
on balls Off Scull, 4; off Qulnney,
1. Struck out By Scull, 21; by
Qulnney, 9. Passed balls Evans, 1 ;
Rowland, 1. Timo 1:25. Umpires,
McNamara and Constlne.
LESS EXACTING CIRCUMSTANCES
"I wonder how Georgo Washing
ton managed to get through life
without uttering a single falsehood."
"Oh, conditions were easier in his
day. The public did not expect a
constant flow of epigrams from its
Designer and Man
Office and Works
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