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HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 1910.
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FIRE THAT RAGES SUNDAY MORNING
HAD STABLE KlltlO IX HONES
DA IilS SUNDAY MORNING
DWELLING NEXT DOOH CON
SIDERABLY DAMAGED AND
CHURCH ACROSS street does
NOT ESCAPE DAMAGE GOES
CLOSE TO $10,000.
Three out of seven horses In the
stable of Fred G. Itlckard at Court
and Seventh streets were burned In
a fire that consumed the building
shortly after three o'clock Sunday
morning. The animals that perish
ed belonged to J. E. Richmond,
David Menner and the Borden Con
densed Milk company, while a team
belonging to the Standard brewery
and horses owned by J. E. Rich
mond and W. L. Herrman were got
ten out safely.
The gong sounded at 3.05 and
four companies were on the spot
shortly. Leon Torpyn, the stable
man, sleeping in a small room next
the offlce, did not wake until the
llremen got there, when he heard
them break a window to get him
"I jumped for the stalls," said
Torpyn, "and got the brewery team
loose first. I ran with them to the
door and hollered for somebody to
take them over to Jacobs', but there
was nobody handy to tackle that
job and I had to take them over
myself and tie them up. Then I
went back after more horses. If I'd
had somebody to take that team over
to the other barn and tie 'em I'd
have got every horse out for sure."
Torpyn thinks the Are started In
the second story. Several llremen,
including First Assistant William
J. Roadknlght of Protection Engine
Co. No. 3, believe it started In the
corner by the manure heap.
The flames gained fast and it was
soon too hot for anybody to get into
the building. Torpyn groped his
way Into the burning barn and got
some of his clothes. By daybreak
the structure was a black heap.
The carcasses of the three horses
that burned were carted off during
Mr. Richmond paid $400 five years
ago for the horse that was burned.
The other horse cost him $300. The
one he lost in the fire he says he
would not have taken $300 for. Mr.
Richmond lost besides his horse three
carriages, two cutters, three sets of
harness, rugs, robes, blankets and
whips. The lot was Insured for
$2015, the horses being pollcyed at
In the house next door lived
Joseph Jacobs, Mrs. Anna Lelne and
A. M. Lelne, and Lewis Partridge.
The Nathan Jacobs estate and Mrs.
Anna Leine own the building. Mr.
Leine's loss Is covered by Insurance.
The barn was owned by Martin E.
Galvin, who leased It to Mr. Rlck
ard for a boarding stable. His loss
is totnl and his insurance is $2000.
Mr Menner's horse and wagon were
Insured for $150. The Borden peo
ple had no insurance on their horse
and wagon. The brewery wagon
was burned up and so was the Lack
awanna laundry wagon. They are
partly Insured. Mr. RIckard lost
two busses, a dozen sleighs, five tons
of hay he had just purchased, har
nesses, robes, whips and a lot of
general livery stuff. He was not
insured on the contents of the Court
and Seventh street barn. The Jacobs
estate carried $G00. The loss may
go to $1000.
The Jewish synagogue across
Court street from the barn was dam
aged about $200 worth by smoke
and water and will have to bo
painted and slicked up. It was In
sured for $1000.
The Jacobs family lost the
greater part of their things. Mr.
Lelne Is stopping In the Samuel
Katz house on Church street.
Mr. Partridge got out most of his
furniture and other belongings. Ho
has moved In with Mr. and Mrs. F.
H. Crago of West street.
Only the absence of a high wind
saved that part of tho borough from
a bad conflagration. Nearly all the
houses In the neighborhood are of
wood and many of them aro pretty
old. Tho firemen did tho best they
could and kept the flames from
spreading beyond the Jacobs-Lelno
house. Tho barn was dry as tinder
and nobody could have saved It.
Few Doghlto Victims In State.
"The state of Pennsylvania has
but a few cases of rabies compared
to this time during former years.
There are not more than ten dis
tricts under quarantine and I do not
nntlclpato further trouble. The re
strictions wo Imposed have been well
observed in all districts." This
statement was made by State Veter
inarian S. H. Gilllland.
A Red Woman Is Hutted By Bull.
Mrs. William Justin of Lebanon
was butted by a bull at her home
In that place and painfully but not
seriously hurt. The animal, which
she had Just lot out of the barn,
came up behind Mrs. Justin, who Is
71 years old, and attacked her in
the back. She has been confined to
her bed as the result of her injuries.
OFFICERS ELECTED PUBLIC
MEETING .TUIiV 20 IN TOWN
HALL PRESS COMMITTEE TO
KEEP PAPERS POSTED NEW
INDUSTRIES ARE BEING AP
PROACHED THUS EARLY.
At an adjourned meeting of the
Greater Honesdale Board of Trade
Friday evening these officers were
President, Charles J. Smith; vice
president, F. W. Kreitner; secretary,
Edwin B. Callaway; treasurer, Ed
On July 29 there will be a public
meeting in town hall, at which time
tho purpose and scope of this new
body, something Honesdale has need
ed, will be explained and discussed.
"We want every man Interested
In Honesdale and her future to
come to this meeting," said Secre
tary Callaway. "They can get an
Idea then of what the board Is, what
it already has done, and what It
hopes to do. There will be a press
committee to keep the papers posted,
and through them tho people of
Honesdale, just so fast as the plans
and projects of the Board are In
shape to be given out.
"We are In correspondence with
some industries now, the names of
which we deem It wise to withhold
until we'vu landed them. Just tm
soon as we know who's who and
what's what, the names will be forth
coming." All the officers are solid business
men save the secretary, and he is a
newspaper manager, which Is just as
good. An effort is being made to in
terest all the business men of Hones
dale in the Greater Honesdale Board
The standing committees of the
Finance S. T. Ham, Robert J.
Murray, F. W. Kreitner.
Soliciting John Erk, E. B. Call
away, J. B. Nielsen.
Press Leopold Blumenthal, E. B.
Callaway, Dr. L. B. Nielsen.
Bylaws C. E.Bates, M. E. Sim
ons, J. B. Nielsen.
ACIO B! MISTAKE
PAUL SWINGLE TAKES CAR
BOLIC, THINKING IT MEDICINE,
AND DIES IN GREAT AGONY
HAD BEEN IN POOR HEALTH
SEVERAL WEEKS AND UNDER
Swallowing a quantity of carbolic
acid in mistake for medicine, which
he had been taking during a recent
sickness, Paul Swingle, aged 20
years, son of William H. Swingle, a
prominent farmer of Ariel, died Sat
urday evening at C.30 In great agony.
Young Swingle had been in poor
health several weeks and was un
der the care of a physician. He had
been taking medicine and It is
thought that In reaching for tho bot
tle containing this he made a mis
take and got, Instead, a bottle of
acid, part of the contents of which
Sunken in Pike County mid Else
A Port Jervls correspondent
Proprietor J. II. Volgt of Volgt's
hotel, Matamoras, N. Y., and Con
stable F. C. Manwarlng went to Lit
tle Log Cabin Pond In Dlngman
township, Pike county, about 10
miles from Mllford, fishing. While
there they killed a large rattlesnako
which measured five feet with 16
rattles. The reptile was about three
Inches in diameter.
The warm weather is 'making the
rattlesnakes of Sussex county unusu
Samuel Cole of Haney's Mills kill
ed one In his front parlor the other
day, and Jesse Losey headed off ono
with 10 rattles as it was making for
the home of Theodore Wlnans, a
Judge Henry C. Hunt of. Sussex
borough killed a four-foot rattler at
Culver's Lake, where many big ones
have been killed this season.
SIKE LORD IS
LIKELY TO GO
Trepaning of Skull Does Not
Seem to Produce Relief and
Old Man Whom Sam Reed As
saulted With Hoe Has Slender
Chance of Recovery Reed In
Jail Here laniard Lord Gives
His Own and Mother's Side of
Quarrel at Equinunk.
Silas E. Lord, familiarly known to
his friends as "Slke" Lord, the aged
man of Equinunk who was attacked
by Samuel W. Reed with a hoe last
week Tuesday and badly cut about
the head, still lingers at his home in
the village, but he is In a critical
condition, being delirious and weak,
and he is likely to die at any time.
Dr. Frisble and Dr. Woolsey, the
latter a Port Jervls, N. Y., physician,
performed an operation yesterday
that they thought might afford the
old man some relief. They trepaned
the skull and took some of the pres
sure off the brain, but when they
lifted the skull they found wounds on
the brain that are of a serious and
probably fatal character.
Lord became dellrous Friday and
his delirium continues. He cannot
retain solid food and Is kept alive
on milk and stimulants. His wife
and his two sons, Floyd and Wil
liam, are with him and are doing all
they can for the relief of tho suf
ferer.. lr. Lord, however, has been
an invalid about all the time for four
years. She is naturally much pros
trated by her husband's condition
and by the excitement that attends
Feeling In Equinunk Is hard
against Sam Reed, and there are
people who do not restrain their feel
ings when tho names of Mrs. Leona
Lord, the sister-in-law of ,the as
saulted man, and of her sou Mil
lard are mentioned, though the
friends of Millard Lord, a bright
young man who has taught school
considerably In Wayne county, say
he had great provocation and that
he couldn't very well help hitting
back when, as he contends, his
fcousin William knocked him down
In that troublesome ditch and es
sayed to give him a pounding. These
people Bay, too, that Leona Lord
ought not to be condemned for but
ting In to save her own son from
punishment so far as possible.
Justice Kordman at Equinunk
Saturday held Leona Lord in $1500
and Millard Lord In $500. The
young man's ball was made lighter
because, as tho evidence showed,
Millard told his mother to go back
Into the house and let the men
folks light out their wrangle In their
own way. Mother and son are
charged with complicity In Sam
Reed's assault on Slke Lord.
Sheriff M. Lee Braman and Dis
trict Attorney M. E. Simons were In
Equinunk and attended the hearing,
at which the evidence of Dr. Fris
ble and the witnesses of the scrap
was substantially the same as that
given at Sam Reed's hearing Thurs
Leona Lord does not deny that
she has a friendly feeling for Sam
Reed "Sammy" some of his inti
mates up In tho northern part of the
county call him and she says the
newspapers, bo mo of them, have
made Reed out too bad a man.
"Mr. Reed Is a gentleman, said
Mrs, Lord when, In Honesdale- Mon
day, she talked about tho case to a
newspaper man. "He isn't so bad
as some folks try to make him."
Sho visited Rood In Honesdale
jail Saturday and she wanted to glvo
bonds for him, but tho district at
torney told her that Reed cannot
bo balled by anybody until it is
known definitely whether tho man
attacked with the hoe is to llvo or
die. Mrs. Lord went back to Equi
nunk disappointed. She Is a
woman of good appearance, talks
well, and Is considerably agitated by
"People say they'll put me In jail
for murder," she said several times.
She was clearly very nervous.
Millard also was manifestly wor
ried. He did not deny that his
Uncle Slke was badly hurt by the
hoe whacks he got from Sam Reed.
The Story of Constable Harford.
The capture of Reed, according to
Constable James W. Harford, who
brought the assailant of Slke Lord
to Honesdale Jail late Thursday af
ternoon and turned him over to
Sheriff M. Lee Braman, was not such
a whole heap of trouble, after all.
Reed made little, if any, fuss about
It. He saw he was cornered by four
or five able-bodied men who had the
law on their side and who did not
propose to stand for any monkey
business. Ho came along peaceably
enough with Harford and Codding
ton and was pretty cheerful during
the 24-inile ride from Equinunk to
Honesdale. The Reed-Harford-Cod-
dington party got in at 5 In the af
ternoon, just after the Honesdale
newspapermen, confident Reed
wouldn't be here until after sun
down, had gone to press with the
simple statement that Sam Reed, in
the custody of tho coustable, was
somewhere on the road between
Equinunk and Honesdale.
The capture story goes about like
this: Sam, as told in the Citizen's
story of Thursday got away after the
assault and crossed the Delaware
Into Sullivan county. He slept Tues
doy night In the railroad tower at
Lordsvllle, a village ho has often
visited and where he has some
friends. He knew some of the rail
road men and they harbored him.
All day Wednesday ho stayed on tho
New York side of the river, but
Thursday morning he was in Wayne
county again. He came back during
the small hours of tho morning aud
went to the house of Leonn Lord,
who, so goes the story, visited Sam
at Lordsvllle and told him that Slko
was not much hurt and that It
would be safe for him to come back.
At that he came. The officers got
"Wo surrounded the house of
Leona as soon as wo got the tip that
Sam was back In Equinunk," said
Harford. "I and the posse with me
had reason to believe he would go
there and hide. He wouldn't dare go
to his shop to stay. So we spotted
Leona's place and waited. The first
Inquiry at the door was met by Mil
lard Lord, who at first swore up and
down that Sam wasn't there. Then,
after a bit, ho got defiant and said,
'Well, suppose he is hero? What
does It matter?'
"That showed us we were on the
right trail and the four of us Just
laid low, two on a hill that over
looks tho house and tho others near
enough to jump to the door In case
Sam tried to Jump out, and waited.
After a while he came out In the
yard and we stepped up and took
him. That's all there Is to say about
Millard Tolls Ills Side of Story.
Leona Lord and Millard Lord
were In Honesdale Monday to see
tholr lawyer. Millard Lord talked
to tho newspaper men.
(Continued on Page Eight).
AGREEMENT TO GOVERN THE
BALL GAMES WITH CARBONDALE
KUPFER AND MUKTAUGH COME
TO AN UNDERSTANDING AND
FIVE CONTESTS, EVERY ONE
FOR BLOOD, WILL BE PULLED
OFF VISITORS LIABLE TO
SEND DOWN CROWD OF 300.
Manager William Kupfer of the
Honesdale team and Nick Murtaugh,
manager of the Carbondale team,
signed articles of agreement Friday
in Carbondale which will govern the
games to be played between the two
teams. Saturday the Carbondale
team will Journey over the Mooslcs
to battle with tho Maple City boys,
and it is believed they will he accom
panied by a tralnfull of enthusiasts.
For the second game Manager Mur
taugh has been Informed that Benny
Hessllng, the Idol of the Honesdale
fans, will be on the firing line, and
the Carbondale boys are anxious to
wield the willow against his curves.
The following agreement was sign
ed by the two managers:
This agreement made and entered
into this fifteenth day of July, 1910,
between William Kupfer, manager
of the Honesdale baseball associa
tion, party of the first part, and
Nicholas Murtaugh, manager of the
Carbondale baseball team, party of
the second part.
The teams of this agreement are
to govern a series of baseball games
to be played by the respective teams
The first game of the series Is to
be played at Honesdale on Saturday,
July 23, at 2.30 o'clock.
Tho second game Is to be played
at Carbondale, July 24, at 3 o'clock.
The third game Is to be played at
Carbondale on Aug. 7, at 3 o'clock.
The fourth game Is to be played
at Honesdale on Saturdny, Aug. 13,
at 2.30 o'clock.
In case each of the teams should
win two games of the series It Is
agreed that a fifth and deciding game
will be played at a place and date to
be decided later by the managers of
the respective teams.
It Is further agreed that the visit
ing team is to receive the amount
of twenty dollars to defray the ex
penses while playing on the home
team's grounds, regardless of rain
on date of game.
It Is further agreed that each
team furnish and defray the expen
ses of one umpire and, further, that
two umpires shall officiate at each
and every game of the series men
tioned In this agreement.
It Is further agreed that only the
following players shall be used by
tho respective teams In this series, to
Honesdale Jacobs, Sandercock,
Hessllng, Gregor, Weaver, Mangan,
Kupfer, Brader, Hauler, Polt, Mur
ray, Swartz, Johnson and Carr.
Carbondale Boles, Hlgglns, Sch
roeder, Giles, Doudlcan, Healey,
Cook, Pldgeon, Rosier, Maholchock,
Corcoran, KUleen, McAndrew, Mof
fltt, Clune, Roach, Boyd and Mlskel.
The postponed games, if any, will
be played In the place scheduled un
der this agreement on a date to be
decided by the managers of the two
It Is further agreed that each team
post a forfeit of twenty-five dollars
for their faithful appearance on the
field on the dates mentioned and to
Insure tho faithful observance of the
conditions of this agreement.
In witness whereof we have here
unto placed our hands nnd seals at
Carbondale on tho day and date first
Honesdale Wallops Wlitlo .Mills.
Honesdalo hammered the White
Mills pitcher all over tho lot Satur
day In tho first game of the Hones-dale-Whlto
Mills series and beforo
the end was reached the visitors had
tried almost every man they could
think of in the box. Hessllng pitch
ed swift ball and the White Mills
hitters could do nothing with him.
The gamo was a Joke and the crowd
White Mills Wins Close Game.
The Sunday game at White Mills
was a little more like It. This game
went 11 innings and Honesdale's
runs would have been more numer
ous had It not been for costly errors
on the part of tho visitors, whose
fielding Is not yet so clean as It
should be. Gregor pitched and the
clover young southpaw was vory
steady in the box, striking out five
men, though he let three men walk.
"Billy" Smith was tho White Mills
twlrler. He sent 11 men back to
tho bench on strikes and let a
couple of Honesdale hitters walk.
The batting of Sandercock was some
thing terrific and the clever fielding
of Capt. Billy Kupfer was the feat
ure of Honesdale's game. The
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White Mills 0020400000 28
Batteries Gregor and Sander
cock; Smith and LUjequlst. Um
pires, Boyle and Klrkwood.
BOAT CAPSIZES WHILE OCCU
PANTS ARE CHANGING SEATS
IN MIDDLE OF LAKE LODORE
TWO DROWNED ONE WILL
PROBABLY RECOVER DROWN
ED MEN COULDN'T SWIM.
A thrilling scene was witnessed at
Lake Lodore shortly before 3 o'clock
Saturday afternoon, when a boat oc
cupied by three foreigners froln
Avoca, capsized In the middle of the
The three were spending the day
at the lake with the Eagles from
Avoca, who conducted the excursion.
They were changing seats In the
boat when it overturned, throwing
the men Into the water.
Neither could swim and for about
15 minutes a desperate struggle for
life was witnessed from the shores
by the large gathering of excursion
ists. Some of the spectators went
In boats to rescue the men and suc
ceeded in bringing two of them to
the shore, one of the trio drowning.
When the two arrived at the boat
house they were unconscious and a
first aid to the injured squad work
ed over them about 30 minutes In
an effort to revive them. A few min
utes after they were taken to shore
another succumbed. The third man
The victims of the drowning were
Michael Subltski and Ben Shlrtinsky.
Frank Nehvosky Is the man who was
Grim Files Expense Account.
Senator Webster Grim of Doyles
town, Democratic nominee for gov
ernor, has filed an expense account
at the capltol In Harrlsburg, show
ing It cost hIm'$4C5 to be nominat
ed. The bulk of the expenses were
for printing and publicity. Over
$100 was expended for bands, red
fire and n demonstration at Allen
town the night before the conven
tion. KIPP'S INSURGENT
BRADFORD COUNTY EX-CONGRESSMAN
THROWS IN HIS
FORTUNES WITH THIRD PAR
TY GRIM, HE SAYS, WON'T
POLL 100 VOTES IN BRADFORD
E DM I STON AGREES.
A Philadelphia special says:
Independent Democrats, who bolt
ed the regular Democratic ticket to
Join forces with tho now Third par
ty, have been Joined by former Con
gressman George W. Kipp of Brad
ford county, present Democratic
nominee for congress In the Bradford-Susquehanna-Wyoming-
Accompanied by former State Sen
ator R. S. Edutlston of Bradford
county, an Independent Republican,
Mr. Klpp called at the office of Eu
gene C. Bonnlwell, who acted as
chairman of tho meeting of Berry
Democrats who bolted Senator Grim,
and pledged htm his support.
Mr. Klpp declared Grim will not
receive 100 votes In Bradford coun
ty. Ho was backed up In this as
sertion by Mr. Edmlston, who has
also joined the Third party.
Tho up-stato men told Mr. Bonnl
well that on the evening of Satur
day, July 23, a public meeting would
be hold In Bradford county to elect
a delcgato and an alternate to the
independent convention to be held
there July 28.
At Hattler'8 private hospital
Saturday Dr. A. W. Smith of Scran
ton, assisted by Dr. Ely, Dr. Powoll
and two nurses, Miss Hauler and
Miss Ham, operated on Mrs. Llmmer
of Seelyvlllo, from whom they took
100 gallstones. The patient Is do
ing as well as can bo expected. Dr.
Ely Is caring for her.
Adolph Schneider, the local boy
who has made good in baseball, was
purchasod from tho Oakland, Cat,,
team by tho Buffalo club of tho
Eastern League. In his Eastern
league debut he scored a victory.