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HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1910.
ALL SEN! TO JAIL
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THREE MEN WHO FOUNDED
STATE TROOPERS AT LAKE
JjODOHE HELD WITHOUT HAIL
TO AWAIT OCTORER TERM OF
COURT SMITH AND GOULD
GET HARD WHACKS.
"It was n rough nnd tumble light
for a few minutes, Squire, aud If
the Junior Mechanics hadn't come
just In time the chances are that
somebody might have been killed,"
snld Sergeant Herbert Smith of the
state police to Justice Robert A.
Smith In the course of his evidence
when, Friday morning at 10, he
appeared against the three Lithuan
ians Powell, Adamltls and Spudls
who were before the court for
beating up State Trooper Charles
Gould as well as the sergeant him
self. Fifty or GO men all the little
place would hold jammed Into the
office of Justice Smith the minute
the three prisoners were taken Into
the room. A good big crowd had
followed the officers and the uni
formed Mechanics from the station
to the courthouse. Sheriff Bra
man, who had met the party at the
station, showed them the way. It
was exactly 10 o'clock when they
got to Justice Smith's.
Sergt. Smith made the complaint.
He charged Sam Powell with lar
ceny, for Powell was the man that
got Gould's match from the troop
er's fob. He charged George
Adamltls and Paul Spudls with as
sault and battery and disorderly con
duct. Powell was also charged with
assault and battery and disorderly
There wasn't a soul In the room
that could speak the language of
the prisoners, and after Gould had
read the warrant to them Sergt.
Smith had a job to get them to
understand enough of the charges
to plead. Powell, who seemed to
have a faint glimmer of an idea of
Uncle Sam's tongue, finally con
cluded to deny, for himself and his
associates, the charge of "making
big fight at Lake Lodore."
This was taken as a plea of not
guilty and Attorney R. M.vStocker,
who was there as a newspaperman,
took it upon himself to. question the
witnesses. In that way the court
and the newspapermen got the gist
of the big row at the lake that came
near putting the two state officers
out of business.
'I was on duty at this Lithuanian
picnic at the lake Thursday," said
the sergeant, who got into the wit
ness chair first," and Charles Gould,
my partner from Wyoming, was with
me. At 6.45 we were standing near
the dancing pavilion when a lady
ran up and said there was a fight
among the picnickers. Gould went
to look it up. He found the men
were squabbling among themselves
and that they had knives and ra
zors and were likely to cut each
other up. He took hold of Pow
ell, who seemed to be the aggressor
In the scrap, and started with him
toward the station, but he did not
get far, for the whole crowd Jump
ed right on him and he had to fight
for his life. In the tussle Powell
grabbed hold of Gould's watch,
which was on a fob, and tore It
loose. He thought, I suppose, that
In that way he could get Gould to
let go, but Gould didn't do it. He
held on, though he got some hard
cracks over the head with a club.
"By this time I was in the fight'
myself, but the crowd was ugly and j
I must have been knocked down I
live or six times. I saw Adamltls
hit Gould over the head with a '
club and also with a stone. Adam
ltls and Powell finally broke away
and ran to the station, and I chased
them. I caught Powell, but Adam
ltls got away, ran Into the woods,
and was not captured until 11 or
12 that night.
"The boys from the camp came
just in time to save us. Gould and
I were both of us about all In and
If the soldiers hadn't shown up
just as they did I think somebody
would have been, killed, for nearly
all the foreigners were armed and
moat of them that didn't have pis
tols had knives. There must have
been about a dozen shots fired al
together. One fellow held the bar
rel of his gun close to my face, but
the muzzle was pointed away from
me. The powder burned my face
a little and I can feel that gun bar
rel yet. I did not Are nftr own
Sergt. Smith Is not a large man.
He will weigh 160, hardly more.
Gould la close to six feet tall and
well put together. He was the
"At 6.46." he said, "I was at the
pavilion, talking with Smith and
Horace Jordan of Scranton. We
were notified a fight had started and
wo went over and separated the
fighters. I showed Powell my
badge, told him I was a state offl
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NeWS Snanshflts Wnlle on boat rcndy to sail for Europe Mayor Gaynor of New York was shot In head by discharged city employee, .1 nines
.1. Gallagher. Texas Democrats nornlnato Oscar B. Colquitt for governor on untl-prutilbltlon platform, while other candidates
Of the Week on P,atform nro "dry." After visit to federal prison, Atlanta, Mrs. Chnrlcs W. Morse reports husband In danger of dying
unless released soon. Walter Brooking, at Anbury Park, lost control of aeroplane and plunged into crowd, severely injuring
himself and others. Senator Aldrich, Rhode Island, decided to reply publicly to tariff charges of Senator Brlstow of Kansas. Besides the Duke nnd Duchess
of Roxburghe. America may lie honored by still higher personage, the German crown prince, who plans tour of world.
JIM MURRAY WASN'T THERE,
Rut His Case AgnlnM C. J. Weaver
May Yet be Tried.
Charles J. Weaver, better known
as Shorty Weaver, called on Justice
Smith Friday morning between 10
and 11 to answer James Murray's
charge of assault and battery. Mur
ray In his complaint said Weaver
hit him In the eye and came near
putting the optic out. Weaver was
prepared to testify that he didn't
hit Murray until Murray came after
hlra with two stones, when he had
to give him a punch in self defence.
He had n witness with him.
Murray didn't show up. The
courtroom was crowded by the Lake
Lodore fighters and the Junior Me
chanics that had helped the two
state troopers bring the three pris
oners over to Honesdale, not to men
tion an extra heavy gang of specta
tors, and Weaver wnited until 11.10,
when the 'Squire told him to go
Murray was around Monday morn
ing, but the man he 'wanted to pros
ecute wasn't in town. He had gone
to MIddletown, N. Y., to attend the
funeral of his brother William. He
says he does not expect to pay much
money for putting out a man who
was making a nuisance of himself.
Dr. Ely, who attended Murray, says
an eighth of an Inch more would
have been more serious for his
N. Weaver Dies in MIddletown
mid Is Buried There.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Weaver and
Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Weaver
went to MIddletown, N. Y., Monday
to bury William N. Weaver, a
brother of the two Honesdale men,
who died Friday of dropsy. Ser
vices were held at the house at 1.30
nnd Interment was in MIddletown.
William Nicholas Weaver was
born at Mast Hope, on Aug. 18,
1854, the son of William Weaver
and Mary Day, both of whom emi
grated to this country from Ger
many. He was married at Hones
dale 32 years ago to Caroline Hook,
who survives him, with three daugh
ters, Barbara, wife of C. F. Radzln
sky of MIddletown; Lottie, wife of
Leon McBrlde of MIddletown and
Mae, wife of Merwln Doty of New
ark, N. J. Three sisters also sur
vive: Mrs. Fred Schilling, Mrs. John
Market and Miss Barbara Weaver,
all of Brooklyn, and three brothers,
George of Philadelphia, and John
H. and Charles J. of Honesdale.
Mr. Weaver was a member of the
Masons' and Bricklayers' Union of
MIddletown, and of MIddletown
Tent, No. 283, K. O. T. M.
About six weeks ago Mr. Weaver
came to Honesdale to rest a few
weeks at the hotel of his brother
John. He kept his room most of
the time and during the first few
days in Honesdale he Beemed to
revive and gain strength. Old
friends called on Mr. Weaver with
words of encouragement and at first
he believed he was to get well
Then ho commenced to fall again
and he wanted to go home. Hones
dale men who knew Mr. Weaver In
his active life were saddened by his
calling away. Although a quiet,
unostentatious man, he bad. made a
great many friends.
"Shall ye give samples of cloth to
ladles who are "thinking of ordering
bathing coBtumes?" "I guess so;
but cut 'em small. We don't want
'em to ubo the samples to make the
suit." Washington Herald.
The Citizen has all the borough
and county news, fresh twice a -week.
Read It regularly.
For all the local and county newB
read The Citizen, Issued twice
week at 11.50. It's worth It
SPUDIS GETS BAIL
RROTHER COMES FROM LACKA
WANNA COUNTY AND PUTS UP
CASH TO HAVE PAUL LIRE
RATED FROM JAIL POWELL
AND ADAM1T1S ARE STILL
WAITING FOR BONDSMAN.
Paul Spudls, one of the three men
at the Lithuanian picnic at Lake Lo
dore Thursday who raised a rough
house between the dancing pavilion
and the station and incidentally
tried to lick two state policemen,
is out of Honesdale jail, to which
he was committed next day by Jus
tice R. A. Smith. Math. Spudls, a
brother of Paul, came to Honesdale
Saturday and sought out Justice
Smith, to whom he explained that
he bad $500 or more In the North
"I won't take ball outside Ike
county," said Justice .Smith."
Then Math Spudls put up cash'
ball for $500 and Sheriff Braman
let him take his brother Paul away
with htm. They boarded the 4.30
D. & H. train for home.
Sam Powell and George Adamltls
are still In Jail. Powell Is from
Green Ridge and the other two are
Erie's Earnings Arc Largest in His
The largest gross earnings in the
history of the Erie railroad and the
best net showing since 1903 are in
dicated in Its report for the fiscal
year that ended June 30. There Is
an increase in every item of the re
port. The gross operating revenue was
$54,8CG,189.95, which was $4,425,-
028.20 larger than the previous
year, nnd even with operating ex
penses and taxes of more than $2,-
000,000 larger than the year ended
In 1909 the operating Income show
ed an increase of 12,228,981.03.
The gross corporate Income was $20,-
137,474.60, or an increase of $3,
324,595.31. Deductions for Interest, rentals
and other items brought the net
Income down to $5,80G,543.25,
which was, however, a gain of near
ly $3,000,000. The sums taken from
this for additions and betterments
left n surplus of $5,0C9,45C.C2,
which was $2,503,739.30 greater
than the year before.
Murphy Has Smallpox In Good
Dr. Ely said Monday that Thomas
Murphy of Tanners Falls has got
the smallpox if he ever saw a case
"He had chills and fever one week
ago last Thursday," said Dr. Ely,
"and one week ago last Sunday he
commenced to break out. He's
marked all over, even his feet. If
I can arrange It I'm going to have
a kodak snapped on that man and
let people know what a real, genu
ine case of smallpox looks like."
The doctor said Granville Bodle,
who boards with Mr. Murphy, Is
gottlng along nicely, he under
Sam Reed's Mail Box U Full
Attorney Charles A. McCarty,
Sam Reed's lawyer, isaw the Eaul
nunk m&it at the jail Monday and
found his" client cheerful over the
prospect ot going to trial In Octo
"Sam," said Mr. McCarty, "gets
a good many letters from friends
up the county and these, quite nat
urally, make him feel good. So far
as I can learn he has been leading
a decent Ufa for 10 or 12 years
thouRh he admits that 'when he ran
a poolroom he nsed to drink. He I
does not use the staff now." I
CHERRY RIDGE ENTERTAINS
WAYNE COUNTY FARM FOLKS
IN HIGHEST STYLE OF HOS
TALKS ON TIMELY TOPICS
(From Our Special Correspondent.)
Wayne County Pomona Grange,
No. 41, met with Cherry Ridge
Grange, No. 1071, Thursday. It
was an ideal summer morning and,
as expected, we found patrons gath
ered from nearly all parts of tho
county, some coming a long dis
tance and hitching their horses to
the family wagon they brought
along with them a good load of
friends and neighbors. We noticed
an old bachelor with his team and
a wngon (capable of holding sever
al persona) loaded with young la
dles and was gldd to greet them.
We will mention no names, but
would not be nshained to do so If
necessary, as they all add a credit
to their parents and the neighbor
hood In which they reside.
A good representation of dele
gates were present from all of the
surrounding Granges and those In
the southern part of the county.
The Grange opened. In full form
at 11.30 a. m. with Worthy Master
M. G. Noble In the chair. After the
reading of tho minutes of the last
meeting the reports of Granges were
read nnd notwithstanding tho hot,
busy months of summer the reports
show that there has been a steady
increase in membership throughout
There seemed to be some confu
sion about which Grange had taken
In tho largest number of new mem
bers. For a while It looked as If
it was a tie, but later It was ami
cably settled that Union Grange of
Ariel should bo awarded the honor
of holding Pomona's honor banner
for tho next quarter.
Many, after partaking of an early
and perhaps a hurriedly gotten-up
breakfast, and after riding many
miles over hills and valleys, woro
glad to hear that dinner was ready
and Grange adjourned. A hearty
welcome was extended all and no
one could feel a stranger where such
cordiality was extended. Much
credit Is due the women, both young
nnd middle-aged, for the excellent
dinner provided and the manner In
which they cared for nnd handled
the large number of persons to be
fed. Dinner over, the patrons again
reassembled In the hall. Grange
came to order and the regular rou
tine of business was taken up. The
following committees were appoint
ed: Soliciting Lawrence Iloff, C. C.
Gray, Mrs. Amos Shaffer.
Time and place for tho first moot
ing, 1911 F. M. Shaffer, R. E.
Ramson, John Male.
Resolutions F. L. Hartford,
Fred Stephens, Eugene Swingle.
The worthy lecturer, E. E. Kins
man, now took the chair and the
following literary program was car
"Household Economy," Miss Flora
Loomls. This was a very Instruc
tive paper and covered many help
ful and useful Ideas. Others' fol
lowed, still adding to and bringing
out other Important facts and made
the subject quite Interesting as well
The next question was "Sheep
Raising." C. O. Blake ot Bethany
was the first speaker. He uses con
siderable wire fencing, which keeps
his flock secure from the ravages
of dogs that are prowling around
I nights. Others spoke oa the same
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WHITE MILLS FIRE COMPANY.
Lending Men of Villugo Are Officers
nnd Fred Houth Is Chief.
Friday evening witnessed the
formation of a protection fire com
pany for the town of White Mills.
One Is much needed. The meeting
was called by several prominent
citizens. The company has the
prestige of enjoying success from
The meeting was opened by E.
T. Skelly, who dwelt at length on,
the necessity and advantage of such
an organization. Mr. Skelly, hav
ing had experience in organizing
the Alert Hook and Ladder com
pany of Honesdale, spoke from the
vantage ground of one who under
stands his Job. His pertinent re
marks were well received. He seem
ed to advocate the use of water
rather than of chemicals as a fire
Joseph Stephens was chosen chair
man pro tem and Mr. Skelly . was
made secretary pro tem. On tak
ing the chair Mr. Stephens said the
purpose of the meeting was to con
sider and discuss the feasibility of
the formation of a protection fire
company and that he desired every
one present to take part in the dis
cussion, as It was a subject of vast
importance to the owner of every
home, to the father of every child.
and to every other man In attend
The question was ably discussed
by Messrs. Ham, Elmore, Boyle, D.
C. Dorilinger, J. C. Dorfilnger, Eck,
Gill, Prof. A. II. Howell, Houth,
Schmidt and others.
The general sentiment being In
favor of tho movement, on motion
it was decided by a majority vote to
proceed immediately to effect an or
ganization. The ballots for officers
revealed tho following choice:
President, Joseph Stephens.
Vice-president, A. H. Howell.
Recording secretary, Chester El
more. Financlnl secretary, J. Wesley
Treasurer, D. C. Dorfilnger.
Trustees, Thomas Gill, Marcus
Elmore, George W. Kimble.
Fire Chief, Frederick Houth.
Associate Chiefs, John C. Dor
filnger, John Boyle.
hose Foreman, William Weden
beln. The work of general organization
being over, more than CO men en
rolled as members. This Is a good
showing for a new lire company.
While some of the members re
tired early from the meeting, oth
ers, by tho generosity and courtesy
of some of the prominent members,
remained and enjoyed light refresh
ments graciously provided.
Throughout the meeting tho pres
ident was full of humor. He con
ducted the business In an able and
efficient manner and adorned the
proceedings with some really elo
quent oratory. His sentences were
direct and his manner decisive. He
had the confidence ot all hands.
kThe company Is to be congratu
lated on their Buccess so far, es
pecially In procuring such a com
petent corps ot officials to act at the
very outset ot tho formation of the
"Bob1' Smith is la Better , Health,
Justice Robert A. Smith, the nes
tor of the courthouse family, feels
better this week. He was decidedly
under the weather all last week,
though he stuck to his post and
did considerable business.
Prohibition Candidate to Use Auto.
Madison W. Larkln ot Scranton,
candidate for governor on the Pro
hibition ticket, says he will use his
auto' la. traveling through tho -state
and" that prohibition mass meetings
will be held la large tents.
TAG DAY BUTTONS FURTHER
! lilSCUSSED AND PRESS COM
, MITT EE WILL BUY THEM
COL. DIM.M1CK (JETS IRVING
CLIFF HOTEL RESOLUTION
I THROUGH THE WORKS.
j The Friday night meeting of the
' Greater Honesdale Board of Trade
: went Just 100 minutes by the clock
i and considerable business was done.
( The reading of th minutes of the
last meeting, which included the
I Constitution and bylaws adopted at
j that time, took 10 or .15 minutes
I and then the members settled down
I to less perfunctory topics.
The selection of the Greater
Honesdale button for Tag day was
left to the press committee. The
chairman took the samples that J.
B. Nielsen had secured from the
Scranton representative and passed
them around the room for all the
men to see. There were seven or
eight samples and the one favored
by Mr. Nielsen seemed to meet
very general approbation.
President Smith had Secretary
Callaway read a long letter from
Industrial Agent R. H. Shoemaker
ot the Delaware & Hudson road,
who wrote from Albany, N. Y., and
who gave some pretty practical tips
about working up new business in
the shape of factories, though there
was, of course, nothing local in the
letter. Mr. Shoemaker, President
Smith explained, is the D. & H. of
ficial who District Passenger Agent
George E. Bates suggested might be
very glad to Join the Board in
Honesdale. Mr. Shoemaker, Presi
dent Smith thought, might arrange
to run down in Honesdale some
night and address a meeting of the
Board, which the press committee
could properly advertise In order
to get out a crowd.
The Shoemaker letter or rather
letters, for there were two of them,
both along the same line were
referred to the committee on solicit
ing and sites, M. E. Simons making
.Then the secretary read a letter
from the Scranton Board of Trade,
attention to the big Industrial expo-,
sitlon to be held In that city in
October. President Smith said at
this point that his attention had
twice been called to a news story In
a Scranton paper in which It was
stated that a town within 50 miles
of Scranton had made application
for space. Mr. Smith said the Scran
ton secretary had assured him that
Honesdale could have her choice ot
places after Scranton exhibitors had
picked out space. At the same time,
the Honesdale president admitted
that his subsequent information, to
some extent gained through the
reading of newspnpers, had given
him the Impression that the Scranton
board was not particularly anxious
to have outside exhibits.
A letter was read from the bor
ough council stating that the mem
bers of that body were personally
favorable to the securing of new
Industries for Honesdale, but that
It was a delicate question to say
whether or not new concerns should
be exempted from taxes, and also
that the concerns now here, which
have always paid taxes, should
scarcely be asked to stand by and
see newcomers free from taxes.
A letter from Carl F. Prosch on
the proposed Texas annexation stat
ed that the writer believed the pro
ject to be feasible, especially from
the standpoint of the schools.
On motion of Vice-president F.
W. Kreltner, Miss Elta Nielsen,
who copied tho constitution on her
typewriter, was voted $2. Her fath
er, who Is on the membership com
mittee nnd a vigorous worker for the
Board, said It was no use to vote
tho money his daughter wouldn't
take It. However, the treasurer will
mall Miss Nielsen a check for $2.
Leopold Blumenthal said that It
Is Important to get new concerns to
come to Honesdale, and he added
that he felt It was equally Important
to keep here the one3 we now have.
Ho said Mr. Herbeck was present to
speak for the one glass shop still
Idle. In the opinion of Mr. Blumen
thal, tho Board ought to have an
arbitration committee take hold
with the Herbeck-Demer people and
see what can be done toward a
resumption ot wprk.
Mr. Herbeck didn't favor the
committee on arbitration.
"I can't see, gentlemen," said he,
"that there's anything to arbitrate.
Our men have no complaint They
meet me on the street every day
and say they want to go to work.
But they are afraid to take hold.
Some of them left the Bhop with
tears In their eyes, and some of the
met I meet on the street tell me
they don't want to work anywhere
else. The nnlon demands that we
fun a closed shop, but we never,
will do that We see no reasoa
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