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HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 1910.
ICE CASE IS ENDED
AUBURN FOR KNAPP
DEPOSIT RANKER CONVICTED
OF RECEIVING MONEY WHEN
HE KNEW INSTITUTION' WAS
INSOLVENT IUDGE COMAN
GIVES HIM 15 MOXTIIS TO TWO
After deliberating all night, a Jury
Friday morning at Cooperstown re
turned a verdict of guilty against
Charles P. Knapp, charged with re
ceiving a deposit In Knap) Bros.'
private hank at Deposit, Broome
county, when ho knew the hank to
The failure of the Knapp hank on
April 9, 1900, was simultaneous with
the appointment of receivers for the
Outing Publishing company, of which
the Knapp bank was a creditor to
the extent of $700,000. and the clos
ing of the Blnghamton Trust com
pany. Charles J. Knapp. uncle of
Charles P. Knapp and a member
of the Arm of Knapp Bros., was
president of the Blnghamton Trust
The trial of Charles P. Knapp was
held at Cooperstown, Otsego, a
change of venue having been secured
by the defendant on the ground that
a fair trial could not be had In
Broome. Charles P. Knapp and
Charles J. Knapp are Indicted joint
ly, charged with receiving deposits
In a bank knowing it to be Insol
vent. Justice Henry B. Coman sentenced
Knapp to Auburn State prison for
not less than 15 months nor more
than two years.
Charles P. Knapp attained some
prominence In New York several
years ago as the leader of Knapp's
Tcner Gets Ovation In Washington.
Congressman John K. Tener,
nominee for governor, received a
great ovation In the, house when he
returned from his victory at Har
Tlsburg. Applause from the regu
lars interrupted the proceedings of
the house 10 minutes.
Old Sawmill Mini Dies of Cunccr.
Job" .ovne, an old resident of
Pine Bush, N. Y., died last week at
cancer of the bladder. Sir. Bowno
was In the lumber business for
many years In Pine Bush, mostly
shipping timber, hewed out by hand, as written should be Void if the ln
untll some saw mills commenced i sured could be shown to have con
sawing out timber in the woods. De-1 cealed or misrepresented any mater
ceased was well known In the coun-' ial fact relating to the Insurance, ves
try around, buying up timber and I peclally as to other Interested par
shipping for many years.
AT MISS KEEN'S SCHOOL.
Old-Fashioned Spelling Match
Good, and mi Is Singing and
The following is the program of
exercises held at Miss Keen's private
school Wednesday of last week at
1.30 p. m. Thejfmusical numbers
were given by Some pupils of Miss
Annie Keen's class.
First came the usual spelling match.
Irma Bond and Russell Martin were
drawn choosers and after two rounds
Irma's side gained one. Then came
the test, the spelling down. When
the 100 words had been given out
there still remained standing Irma
Bond, Emily Holland, Grace Mar
tin, Veronica Kreiter, Ruby Garrett,
Josephine DeWitt, Marie Weir,
Kenneth Uglow, Russell Martin,
Michael Sledge, Wayne Bond, Alva
Llddlo and Elvan Miller.
Tim followinc nrogram was then"
Essay, "When all the Woods are
Green," Irma Bond.
Duet, "Spanish Dance," Moszkow
skl, Kenneth Uglow and Miss Keen.
Essay, "Bread," Veronica Kreiter.
Essay. "Vliy Is the Flag Out To
day?" Rus&ell Martin.
Piano, "j,a Fountalno," Lysberg,
jinua liu mi.
Essay, "take Ariel," Mario Weir.
Essay, "Anthony Wayne," Wnynit
Violin solo, "Minuet, Elchhorn,"
Zur Gultare Relnecke, Martha Mat
Essay, 'Florence Nightingale,"
Piano, 'Pure as Snow," Lang,
Essay, i'Volcanoes," Grace Mar
Piano, 'JFjuhhngsgruss," (for left
hand), Hummel, and "Thine Own."
ssay, "fclooks," Ruby Garrett.
Essay, "Easton," Emily Holland.
Piano sdtb, "Gloria," Farmer,
In spelling Veronica Kreiter and
TtiiBBoll Marfin left off head greatest
times In A class; Michael flledgo l4J
times. Russell Martin, Alva LlddlefUhelr" respective
and Wayno Bond 13 times, In
class. In pemnanship those who ox
celled were faloyal Relchenbacker,
Charles Ordngng, Chester Gerry.
Carl Marsh, AlAml8 Van Dousfln
The schoot$jsod Friday last for
. two weeka;MfMcauon. Tno 8ura
irmer term will Win Monday, July Jl
Of the Week
Tex ltlckurd decides to hold affair In
JCuhu. Now York banker, declared by
MILLER WINS OUT
IXSUItAXCE COMPAXY MUST PAY
HIM $5,100, SAYS THE JURY
PLAINTIFF WAS OWXEIt OF
TWIN LAKE HOUSE IN IlEI't-
- LIX TOWXSHIP, WHICH WAS
DESTROYED BY FIRE.
Ernest Miller, with John F. Roe,
Mary Weston and Abby F. Atherton
mortgagees, sued the Security Un
derwriters Policy in an action of as
sumpsit. The plaintiff claimed the
defendants Insured his property, the
Twin Lake house In Berlin township,
against fire for one year from Oct.
5, 1909 $3000 on the dwelling
house and $2000 on personal prop
erty In the house. He claimed dam
ages of $5,000.
The defense claimed the plain
tiff's statement did not show the In
rPBtof jLoon- v. JVo. .fiorv wptoni
and Abby F.'-Athertqn in the policy or
that these persons were properly
Joined as plaintiffs; that the policy
ties; anu that the personal prop
erty insured, or at least a largo-part
of it, was at the date of the Insur
ing of the policy encumbered by a
chattei mortgage In favor of the
Stickley-Brandt Furniture company,
the a'mount of this mortgage being
unknown t,o the defendant. The de
fense denied the averment. ,ln tho
statement of the plaintiff that the
defendant's adjuster waived all,, fur
ther proofs of loss and ownership.
The Jury gave tho plaintiff $5,
100. JudgeSearle heard the case.
Xo .Money To Fight Fires.
Tbe.Btate "is without resources for
hiring", men to fight forest fires,
ForeBtrjvCpinmissioner Robert S.
ConUlIn 'announces tho $50,000 ap
propriation for this work was ex
hausted and' that there would be no
mpre money available until after
tho. legislature meets next winter.
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Good Kiiako Story From Loiitf Itidge.
Says; the last Issue of the Hawley
Whlleautomoblle riding on Tues-
Eday inRl W. Murphy's car George
Rand Warren Murphy and George
yacobs ran over a large rattlesnake
on tho Long Ridge road near the
residence of Patrick Keary. His
snakeshlp sported nine ratt(es and
measured .Vz feet In length and
was' trying-Mo get' out of the road
fjien they purposely ran over it.
Tjie snatfe was apparently uninjured
and continued Its flight for some
buBhes beside the road, when they
stppied the machine and killed it.
FARMERS WHO WAXT It. F. D.
IUST KEEI UP THE ROADS.
The farmers now enjoying the ad
vantages of rural free delivery will
108& this service unless measures are
tnl&m to Improve the county high
ways, according to tho latest order
Issued frpm ,the postofllce depart
ment at "Washfngton.
"ho order was Issued several
days ago and is, addressed to post
bialtera. who are ' instructed care-
k fully to investigate conditions oii
;Uj,e frural delivery routes out of
cities and to roporf
Drfo tho department, which will order
theCMlscon.jlnuanc of, service on any
hlewwar not kept la proper repair.
The adoption of these, stringent
mea4'res 'by tho government will J
appiy:wiin r particular riorc iu , hi
nfrmncrjot dlerlc,ts In jPe.nB,syl,vaiBlk r f P
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Honor of being tirst woman to receive degree from Vale university fully in Julie Adduuid, Hull House, Chicago; .lames .1. Hill,
railroad organizer, also given degree. Count Zeppellu. Germany, flies 300 miles with twelve passengers. Ex-Ball Flayer A G.
Spalding of Los Angeles may succeed Frank P. Flint in senate. Congressman John K. Tenor, also ex-ball player, nomiuatid by
Republicans for governor of Pennsylvania. Because of objections to holding JefTrles-Johnson light In San Francisco Promoter
Reno, Nev. Before marching up Broadway, New York, after his arrival Roosevelt spoke In Battery park. Ottc
T. F. Ityan to be one of seven men who control money of United States.
HOWE'S BIG LOXDOX SHOWS
lUIOUGHT DELIGHT TO LARGE
CHOWDS AXD BOTH PERFORM
AXCES HAD A FULL TEXT
STHEET PA HADE GOOD ONE
SHOW GOES TO CA 1 1 BOX I ) ALE.
Howe's Loudon Shows arrived
here at S o'clock Tuesday morning
from PIttston. They travel on a
splendidly equipped train of 20 cars,
and before the first wagon was un
loaded everyone In town formed an
idea of the great proportions of the
concern. It Is the first big circus
to exhibit here in several years.
The parade In the morning was
seen by a large and delighted crowd.
It stretched the entire length of
Main street and was a treat to every
. ,'J ue eirruo.'caroe .Jiiguiy recom-
I ineride"d'',aftb"elne 61ean. bright and
attractive throughout. Perform
ances were gives at 3 add 8. From
here the circus went .to "Carbondale.
Welsh Day at Lake Lodorc.
Welsh day will be observed at
Lake Lodore Friday, July29. The
excursion will be under the Joint
auspices of the PloneerCIty Druid
society and the Pioneer tGlee Club
of Carbondale and the' Glee club of
Olyphant. Committees have been
appointed nnd elaborate "' arrange
ments will be made.
A prominent feature -will be sev
eral selections by the glee clubs.
First-class ., music will bo furnished
for dancing-and' there will be other
State Aid Cannot Be Secured With
out. Supervisors' Consent.
Deputy Attorney-general William
M. Hargest has settled the question
whether counties can apply for state
aid for reconstruction of roads with
out concurrence of township super--visors
by a ruling that they cannot
do so except where roads have been
taken- under the provisions of tho
county road net of 1895. The ques
tion has been before the state high
way -department from several coun
ties. To Put an End to Cuvelns.
Ten thousand dollars will be spent
by the Scranton school board and
city councils to ascertain what steps
will be necessary to safeguard the
city against further damage and pos
sible effectment by mine caves. A
thorough ' Investigation of the un
derground conditions .will be mado
by Engineers Ell T.jGonner of Phila
delphia and WllliariiJGrlfllth of Scran
ton nnd their report will be sub
mitted to a commission of eminent
engineers within the next four
HOW'S THIS FOR FISH STORY?
Pickerel 1H Inches-Long Had Swal
lowed Ouo Nino Inches Long.
M. E. Lewis, George S. Thomp
son, Homer G. Ames and Leroy L.
Rolllson enjoyed a fishing trip to
Peck's pond the other day; They
caught 39 pickerel, the largest 24
Inches In length.
' Levels tells a story about .catching
ajplckorel 18 inches In lengtlT which
'had'wallowed ono of Its own fam
ily? measuring about nno Ihthes, the
'tall 'of which protruded 'from the
mouth of the greedy one.- -Th6 mem
IberdTof tho party all vduch&l for the
rtfuOi of tho statement. -
'Frank McDonuld" was; also very
M&ce&sful ononlnc day. Iie'cantur
e.rlz fine boss atiLak0.TedyQscung.
R, Cross and a mead -caught
catfish and elgkit wckerel at
WOMAN LICKS OWL THE GAME WAS HC
MRS. SOUDDElt, ATTACKED IJY
UGLY BIRD OX COUNTRY' ROAD,
USES WHIP EFFECTIVELY
AXD BIRD IS STUXXED AXD
CAPTURED SAYS SHE WASX'T
Mrs. Frank Scudder, who drove
from Cold Springs to Honesdale one
day last week to do some shopping,
had a strange experience on the way
home. A large hoot owl hanging
from a limb that crossed the road
dropped on her as she drove by and
tried, to dig its claws Into her head.
Mrs. Scudder had a heavy whip
in the carriage with her and with
this she promptly belabored the
owl. It took only a few vigorous
whacks to put the owl to rout.
"Of course I was stirred up," said
Mrs. -Scudder. when at home she
was asked about tlfo.''aftalr, "butTj
wasn't scared. I Knew- ytthvjihat
whip I could defend myself from a
bird like that."
She picked up the stunned bird
and brought It to Hone'sdale asproof
of her prowess In knocking aiit ugly
owls. A local grocer bought the bird
and it is said It will be stu'ffed.-
Two County Chairmen-Chosen.
The Democratic county cpramlt
tee met at the court house Monday
and renominated .Charles A. Mc
carty for county .chairman.
The Republicanvcounty committee
met Monday afternoon at the court
house and re-elected Myron E.
Simons county chairman.
Engineers Outing at Lake Ariel.
Members, of the engineering" de
partment of " the Pennsylvania Coal
company and the Hillside Coal .and
Iron company had their annual out
ing Saturday at Lake Ariel. Not n
line was run bj? the surveyors In any
of the companies' mines. The
corps from the;' 12 or more collieries
comprise an Intelligent body' of
young men, who aro congenial 'and
fond of frollcas well as .work.
About a score f.rom PIttston who .are
employed In the department took. In
the outing. if
To Clear Delawaro's Channel.'
A letter received by Secretary
Nearpass of the-Port Jervis board of
trade from Congressman Bradley con
veys the Information that, In the
river and harbor bill, which has been
passed by both houses, Is a provision
calling for the appropriation of
about $8,000" In the matter of re
moving the obstructions In tho Dela
ware at tho lower end of city In
connection with proposed similar
Interstate work on the part of Penn
sylvania nnd New York.
Abnormal Juno of 1770.
Though during the past few days
tho month of roses has partly re
trieved her reputation, yet there was
a year, according to tho Sussex Reg
ister, when sho was far unklnder
than this. It says:
Is this another year without a
summer? Still, conditions might be
worse than they aro. It is recorded
that In June, 1770, froBt and snow
destroyed the cropa In this part of the
country, says Rev. Nathan Karr, who
was then pastor of tho Presbyterian
church, Goshen. The tradition comes
down to us that In the midst of the
desolation, he lifted his voice in
prayer with his people saying i':o
God, our corn Is blastedl Our 'fruit
Is all cut 'oft 1 Our flax la caught
under tho snow so that we (Shall
soon have- .neither shirt nor shift!,
And what, oh God, dost thou Intend
to do with thy people noxtV'h
HONESDALE NIXE HEATa EAST
STROUDSBURG STATE XOR-
MALITES IX CLOSE lil-IXXIXG
FIGHT LARGELY A PITCHERS
BATTLE, HOXORS WERE WITH
Capt. Kupffer and his speedy ag
gregation of ball tossers started the
1910 season in the proper fashion
by beating East Stroudsburg State
Normal, a particularly strong school
team, by the score of 2 to 1 In a
hot 12-Inning game on the silk mill
grounds Saturday afternoon.
Honesdale's two were scored In
the first and the last. The visitors
got their solitary tally In the seventh
It was a good deal of a pitchers'
battle, Hessllng for the home team
sliootlng some tantalizing curves over
the plate that bothered the school
boys and McCIoskeyr ESValerGap
twirler, doing almost as well, though
the Honesdale hitters gradually got
onto his delivery and touched him
up freely as the game progressed
His support was better than Hess
ling's. The school team Is quick and
clean when It comes to fielding. The
score by Innings:
Honesdale, 100000000 00 1 2
St,roudsb'g, 00000010000 0 1
Hits: Honesdale, 5; Stroudsburg,
Errors: Honesdale, C: Strouds
.Must Pay for Damage to Roads.
Gov. Hughes of New York has
I signed Mr. Whitney's bill amending
the highway law to provide that any
one damaging a highway or bridge
maintained at public expense by
conveying a load of excessive weight
shall pay damages.
New Pass System on Erie.
As a result of a new order Just
issued on the Erie railroad a change
Is1 to be made In the system of Is
suing passes to employes.
Orders have been received from
general headquarter that all men
who have been In the service of tho
company for 35 years or more aro
entitled to an annual pass for them
selves and their wives.
The department heads are asked
to . forward to New York a list of
the employes entitled to such a pass.
Tho. Erie has been very careful about
Issuing passes of late.
This new system of granting an
nual passes to veteran employes will
be greatly appreciated by. the men.
WILD WEST WANTS ERIE CITED
Service Board Told Railroad Refuses
Tariffs to Show Company.
The up-state public .service com
mission is in receipt of .a complaint
from' Edward Arlington, of Brooklyn.
relative to the refus'al of tho Erie
Railroad company tbhnul.tho equip
ment of the 101 .Rnclf .Wild West
show. The comnUssIpifijhas called
the attention of Jhocofcjpauy to the
fact that it has on-various occasions
established and flled wlih the com
mission tariffs for;tratflc?6f this kind.
and aBked to bo ndvlsediwhy similar
service is rofused'.'tbo complainant.
Should tho VldWest succeed In
the effort to hare tho show trans
ported over the Erie, there Is a strong
probability of lfy showing in Port
jervis u a ireo toit license anu wa
ter Is furnished 4y tho cltv or bust
neas men, as has'ieen the case- when
tlje- Wild West fefkiblted at Kings
. jTU'o Erie for owo reason Is ad
yerso to trauspor$Bjj?fsb.owB of tho
vast proportions otjlhg Wild West.
0$ Jervis buBfnfesraen want the
circus and are tiryipg'. to induce the
raurpad to liaumiw circus cars
.MR. WHITNEY GETS 5:1250 DAM
AGES IN HIS SUIT AGAINST
LAKE LODORE IMPROVEMENT
COMPANY FOR BREACH OF
CONTRACT VERDICT MEETS
WITH IXJOAIj APPROVAL.
The jury In the case of Russell
T. Whitney vs. the Lake Lodore Im
provement company, in which the
plaintiff sued for damages of $7,000
because, as he alleged, the defend
ant wouldn't furnish him Ice under
the Honesdale Ice company contract
Whitney took over when he
bought out the latter, handed a
sealed verdict Saturday to Judge
Stewart of Easton, who presided at
the trial. They gave Mr. Whitney
$3250. He had expected Trom $2,
000 to $3,000 and he Is said to be
suited by the verdict.
The verdict meets with general
approval In Honesdale, where every
user of Ice was compelled to pay ex
orbitant prices on account of the
Lake Lodore people's refusal to
honor the contract Mr. Whitney
took over from the Honesdale Ice
The lawyers were Homer Greene
and Charles A. McCarty for the
plaintiff and Frank P. Kimble and
C. P. O'Malley, the latter of Scran
ton, for the defendant.
Five Hawley Girls For Teachers.
The school board of Lackawaxen
township recently elected teachers
for the coming term as follows:
Miss Nell Wegge of Hawley, Bals
den school; Miss Mathilda Brled of
Hawley, Kimble; Miss Kathryn
Drake of Hawley, Glen Eyre; Miss
Lillian DeWitt of Rowland, West
fall; Miss Helen B. Rowland of
Rowland, Rowland; Miss Edna Old
field of Hawley, Bohemia; Miss Ella
Decker of Hawley, Williamson; Miss
Esther Lloyd of PIttston, RIdgway;
Miss Minnie Hansen of Baoba, West
colang; Miss Mary Madden of Bloom
ing Grove, Burchers; P. F. Chamber
lain of Rowland, Greeley.
THE 1010 MILK SITUATION.
Largo-Increase In Receipts OvcrLast
Market receipts for last month
amounted to 1.405.S62 cans of milk
with 95, CCS cans of cream and un
sweetened condensed, says the Na
tional Milk Reporter. Compared
with receipts for the corresponding
month one year ago this Is a respec
tive Increase of 79,745 and 7,933
cans, the whole equal to 119,410
cans of plain milk, a dally average
Market price from May 1 to date
and until otherwise announced, 3
cents a quart $1.20 per can. Bor
den's price for May and June,
51.10 per can, respectively.
That the present output Is largely
In excess of the needs of the market
goes without saying. But the price
of butter and cheese are high and
consequently the loss not heavy on
goods that must be manufactured.
Dealers complain of slow sales.
due to unfavorable conditions. The
arrival of a prolonged hot wave
one that understood Its business
would so stimulate sales that the
surplus would soou dwindle to small
MR. HUNTER OX OUR ROADS.
State Highway Commissioner Has
Sharp Words For Construction
State Highway Commissioner Jos
oph W. Hunter has admitted that the
present system of stato road building
in Pennsylvania is all wrong. He
characterized it as "patch work"
and declared there should be a radi
cal change of plan.
"In order to get rid In a measure
of tho patch work system now be
ing followed nnd to provide for a
system of continuous Improved high
ways the legislature should adopt
such a plan as will authorize the re
construction of maiu roads or trunk
lines throughout the state."
Commissioner Hunter pleads for
laws which will enable tho stato to
build main lines of roads and con
nect existing Improved roads and
cities and towns without tho neces
sity for local Initiative He also
urged that the state should main
tain tho roads,
Tho stato has built C2G miles of
road slnco tho creation of the high
way department, the bulk of the
work In tho last two years. The
construction Is handled entirely by
tho stato, but townships and bor
oughs choose roads to be Improved,
Lately steps pavo been taken to
connect Isolated links of roads and
several strotches of 10 to 12 miles
soon will be ready for traffic. More
attention is being given to the. use
of brick on roads. Tho stato has
90.6 miles of road under contract
and about $675,000 to spend on con
struction this year.