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CONTRACTOR WALTEltS ON THE
UROUND AXI WOUK WILL
START JUST SO SOOX AS GOV
ERNOR'S NAME IS OX THE
CONTKACT ROOF MAY HE UI
BEFORE JAX. 1.
Work on the Honesdale armory
cannot be said to have actually start
ed, lor the Job of staking out for a
building is not to be taken as the
first steps In construction, but the
armory building will be nicely un
der way, it is expected, before the
fl,nish of September. Herman Walt
ers of the Scranton contracting firm
of Walters & Bellman, the concern
that will put up the armory,
struck town Wednesday, signed his
name on the register at the Allen
house, and after a talk with John
D. Weston, who represents the
Wayne Citizens Armory board, pro
ceeded to the lot on Park street,
where, accompanied by one of his
men, ho took the preliminary meas
urements and inspected the site.
Mr. Walters expects to leave
Honesdale for Scranton at 4.30 this
afternoon. Ho must be in Wllkes
Barro Friday to look at some im
portant work his Arm is doing in tho
Luzerne capital. Mr. Bellman, he
said, might bo in Honesdale Friday.
Mr. Walters is not exactly a
stranger In Honesdale. A brick ma
son by trade, he helped put up the
silk mill, which was built In 18SC.
Mr. Bellman is one of the Hawley
Bellmans. He was born In Hawley,
knows quite a few people there, and
is an occasional Hawley visitor.
Mayor John Kuhbach took the
Scranton contractor about town and
made him acquainted with a good
many people. The Scranton man
went to tho moving pictures with
him and sat in the Mayor's box.
"My first work," he said, "will be
to look at stone and sand and report
to the architects what I ,can do with
the material I find locally. Then I
can go ahead. If the winter hangs
off and I get the building roofed in
side of three months,, work inside
can go on all winter ,and I will be
done by July 1, according to the
He said he had' engaged no help
yet and hdidld not say how many
men the Job would take.
Mayor Kuhbach told Mr. Walters
ho could get plenty of teams in
Honesdale and he agreed to send to
Mr. Walters a man who recently has
closed out his stable and has several
horses and wagons idle.
Mr. Walters likes tho lot where
the armory is to be built, but ho
says he will, of course, proceed with
much more security after he finds
what kind of ground he is up against.
Several men living in the locality as
sured him that four and one-half
feet down he will come to a fine
streak of gravel. There Is not be
lieved to be any rock to speak of.
Mr. Walters and his partner are
both expert and seasoned workmen
who have risen from the ranks and
are practical In all the building de
tails. Mr. Walters, who favorably
impressed all tho Honesdale men ho
met, is not a great talker, but he is
here to build an armory for Co. E
and not to shoot" off hot air, make
stump speeches for politicians, or
peddle tho gossip of tho community.
He says his firm is going to put up
a building Honesdale and the entire
Btate, for that matter, can be per
manently proud of. As soon as Gov.
Stuart affixes his signature to tho
contract the work will start.
Mrs. Vnrcoe Dies In Cnrbondule Hos
pital. CARBONDALE, Sept. 8. Mrs. J.
D. Varcoo of Clinton township died
at 12. 45 o'clock Wednesday morning
at Emergency hospital, where she had
been undergoing treatment for tho
past week. Her death was caused by
a complication of diseases.
Deceased was about 45 years of
age and had been a resident of
Clinton a number of years. She had
a host of friends who will learn of
her death with deep regret. She is
survived by her husband and four
Tho body was taken in charge by
Undertaker Purple and removed to
her late homo. The funeral will take
place Friday and burial will be In
Old Cherry Rldgo Resident Gone.
Eben C. Brown, aged 71 years,
living at Cherry Ridge, died Tuesday
at his home. He was one of the
old residents of that locality and
wbb well known and highly respect
ed. He Is Burylved by his widow
and five children Eben, Horace,
Susie, Frances nnd uora, tho latter
being Mrs. Courtant Brooks. Ho
also leaves one brother, George
C, and two sisters, Mrs. Layton
Smith and Mrs. Annie Konyon, both
of Georgetown. The funeral will
he at the house Friday at 2 p. m.
Interment In Darling cemetery.
ADY FDR ARMORY
Junior United Stntes Senator From
TWO MOKE TYPHOID CASES.
Xo Further Water Reports, Hut In
spector Still Snys "Boil It."
County Medical Inspector Ely, who
went to the country today, said as he
left his office that ho has receiv
ed no more reports on the samples
of drinking water sent the state
chemist. Dr. Ely reiterated his state
ment of Tuesday that the boiling of
all drinking water, city, spring and
well, Is the best precaution. He has
advised his brother doctors to advo
cate the boiling of water every chance
George Taeubner is the latest ty
phoid patient reported. Mrs. Sarah
Bush of River street was reported a
typhoid patient Wednesday.
DOUDICAX FILLS THE BILL.
Cnrbondulc Player Who Toured Sul
livan County With Honesdale
CARBONDALE, Sept. 8. Among
the Susquehanna League notes In
Sunday's Philadelphia Press the fol
lowing article appeared In regard
to the splendid work that Henry
Doudican; of this city is doing for the
Bloomsburg team since ho rejoined
a short time ago:
"Doudican, who plays centerfleld
for Bloomsburg, has proven one of
the leaguo's sensations since rejoin
ing the team. Ho essayed to cover
third base for Bloomsburg earlier in
the season, but couldn't get going
right and was let go. When Black
was called In by Harrlsburg Manager
Shameless recalled him in cover
third. He played the position well
for a few games and when Evans
was purchased from Shlckshlnny he
was moved to tho outfield, where he
has been playing brilliant ball and
has been hitting at a .391 clip."
Mrs. Francis Hall and daughter,
Essie, returned from a visit with
relatives nt Lake Scranton Tuesday.
School opened Tuesday with the
following faculty; Prof. Howard
Slep of Lewlsburg, principal of High
school, Miss Bates of South Sterling,
gramraer school, Miss Dowllng of
Gouldsboro, intermediate department,
Miss Scull of Peckvllle, primary de
partment. Misses Marllla Falrless of West
End and Miss Helen Smith of Maplo
hill are spending the week in Scran
ton, attending the teachers' Institute.
Fred Rhodes and Harold Edwards
have entered the Scranton Business
college and Wlllard Surplus and
Joseph Pesga aro attending the
Lackawanna Business college.
Mrs. Herman Hutt and Miss Lydla
Ashcroft, who have been visiting
Mrs. Hutt's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Benjamin Henry at West End, re
Mr. and Mrs. S. Cool entertained
for sovoral days Mr. and Mrs. John
Thomas of Duninore.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Latimer, who
have been spending the summer In
their cottage at Rockport, have re
turned to Scranton.
Mrs. R. B. Decker Is home from
Stroudsburg, where she spent a week.
Mr. Decker Is at Stroudsburg this
The D., L. & W. depot was broken
into Saturday night. A number of
trunks and express packages were
Miss Margaret Marshall of Phila
delphia, who has been spending tho
summer with her coubIu, Miss Sallle
Marshall, returned to Philadelphia
Monday. She accompanied Mr. and
Mrs. James Dallas on an automobile
trip last week through Wayne, Lack
awanna and Luzerne. They visited
many relatives and friends in dif
ferent towns and attended a reunion
at West Plttston, at which 35 cous
ins wero present.
Positively the llcst, attractions
Ever offered by any
county fair In America.
Every attraction will
bo high class the best
that money can buy.
THE WEATHER For Friday cloud y wcntlicr,
ALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1910.
COMES XEAU OETTIXO SIZEABLE'
ROLL OF HILLS FROM CLOTH-!
IXG OF HARRY G. PENWAR
DEX FRIGHTENED AWAY !
WHEX YOUXG MAX'S BROTH
ER STIRS IX HIS SLEEP. j
A bold burglar went into the 1
house of Councilman George W. i
Penwnrden on South Main street,
nenr the D. & H. roundhouse, be
tween 11 and 12 o'clock Tuesday
night and If he had not been scared
awny by Harry G and Wlllard Pen
warden, who wero in the room tho
burglar selected for his field of opera
tions, Harry Penwarden would prob
ably have been relieved of some
thing like ?75 or fSO in bills that
was in the pocket of his trousers.
Harry G. Penwarden recently
came to Honesdale from the west
to take a foremanship In the Hones
dale shoeshop. He Is stopping tem
porarily with his father . and ho
rooms with his brother Wlllard.
Their room is at the top of the
Tuesday night Wlllard went to
bed early. Harry went about 11
o'clock. Councilman Penwarden,
following his usual custom, went to
the barn the last thing before re
tiring to see to his horse. The
back and front doors of the Pen
warden house were open.
"I wasn't asleep," said Harry
Penwarden to a newspaperman to
day, "when I suddenly became
aware of a small searchlight In the
room. My door was ajar. A short,
stocky man stood there with the
lamp. I saw him move toward the
chair over which I'd hung my trous
ers and, although I knew there was
a roll of $75 or ?80 In one pocket,
I was held spellbound and couldn't
"Just as the light swung toward
the bed Wlllard stirred In his sleep,
though he didn't wake up, but the
man in the room evidently got an
idea we were both awake, for he
started off. I shook my brother and
told him there was a burglar in the
room. He got- up and commenced
to dress, but I started out In pur
suit of that fellow without stopping
to put on my clothes. I couldn't
make out which way ho went." ,
The Penwarden house is close to
the tracks and the intruder could
have slipped away up or down the
track very handily.
It is probable he waited until ho
saw Councilman Penwarden go to
the barn and then, supposing all
hands were asleep in the house,
started to rob it.
Mrs. Uri Everetts of Lake Ariel is
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
James F. Collins has returned to
his homo in Scranton nfter spending
his vacation here.
Thomas Ryan of Yonkers, N. Y.,
Is spending his vacation with his
uncle, John Ryan of Arlington.
MIes Anna Walker has returned to
her homo after spending the week
with her sister, Mrs. Royal Fowler, of
Miss Julia L. Hanlon of Scranton
Is visiting friends and relatives here.
William H. Marshall has gone to
Shohola, N. Y., where ho has secured
Mr. and Ms. Frank Walker and
daughter, Loretta, are visiting friends
and relatives in Clark's Summit.
John Ryan and nephew Thomas,
also Anna Walker, wero visitors at
Michael Lane's Sunday.
James F. Collins and sister, Mae,
of Scranton, also Samuel Ednlston of
Scranton, spent a very pleasant day
at Robert Marshall's Sunday.
Verna Loveless of Scranton Is homo
on her vacation.
Mrs. Nelson and son, Edward,
Chester and Florence James of
Brooklyn, N. Y returned Sunday af
ter spending some time at tho
Charles E. Robertson of Scranton
was the pleasant and welcome guest
of G. Lafayette James' family over
Holloway Stephens of Scranton was
tho guest of hU parents, Mr. and
"Mrs. J. N. Stephens, recently.
Fredla Gulger of Scranton Is spend
ing a couple of months here with her
friend, Elizabeth Alpha.
Julia Welsh spent a couple of days
with her Bister, Kolllo, of Tafton.
Vergla Goblo is spending a few
weeks with her aunts, Mrs. A. Der
groat and Mrs. C. Roehmler, at
Miss Helen Killlam of Wllkes-Bnr-re
is home for a time.
After spending a tlmo on their
farm here, Miss Anna Ansloy and
Hies Porter of Scranton returned
Mr. and Mrs. Augusta Sleezer of
Albany, N. Y., and Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Mower of New York wero recent
guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
and on Saturday fair with northerly
WAVXE COUNTY FA1K IX OCTO-!
HER WILL SEE SO.ME SHARP
COXTESTS TWO CLASSICS A
DAY OX TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY
AXD THURSDAY ENTRIES
CLOSE SEIT. 0.
Entries close Sept. 30 for the races
at the county fair in October.
On Tuesday will come the 2.33
nnd 2.17 classes, purse ?200; on Wed
nesday the 2.25 nnd the free-for-all,
purse, ?200; on Thursday the 2.21
and the 2.29, purse ?200.
The society Is a member of the Na
tional Trotting association and its
rules govern all races. All races in
harness, mile heats, are best three
in five. Heats are trotted alternate
ly. A horse distancing the field or
any part thereof will receive but one
premium. The right to postpone or
declare off races and to cbange pro
gram is reserved. Positively no con
ditional entries received.
Entrance fee Is 5 per cent, of purse
and 5 per cent, additional from win
ners. Purses are divided 50, 25, 15
and 10 per cent.
WANTED TO LICK OFFICER.
So Nick Hcrhst Landed in Cell on
Nick Herbst, employed by the Irv
ing Cut Glass company, slept in the
lockup last night, charged with dls
orderly conduct and also with theat
enlng to lick Detective Spencer, who
for some days has been regularly em
ployed to escort a non-union man
from the Herbeck-Demer shop to his
At the factory Herbst, it is claim
ed, shouted "Scab" and tried to fight
the non-union workman, when Mr.
Spencer interfered. At Farnham
bridge, Mr. Spencer says, Herbst tried
to pick a row with the officer and
threatened to hit him. Then Mr.
Spencer locked Herbst up.
Herbst was to have had a hearing
before the Mayor this morning, but
the Mayor was called to Scranton.
- Detective Spencer this noon gave
'Herbst the alternative .Of going be
fore 'Squire Smith or waiting for the
Mayor to get home. He said he
would wait for the Mayor.
James B. Keen can boast of two
acres of the finest corn In Wayne
county. Mr. Keen says a man can
Just as well raise 100 bushels of
shelled corn to the acre as 50. Wo
believe he knows what he is talking
about. He is called the champion
corn raiser of the county.
George Hayduck has purchased
the old Doyle farm.
Richard Bodie is confined to his
home at Prompton by sickness.
Amos Smith Is treating his cellar
bottom with a coat of concrete.
George, son of Mr. and Mrs. Al
bert Odell, is quite seriously sick
at his home in Prompton.
Tho Prompton borough fathers
held their special meeting Saturday
evening for the purpose of deciding
when and where to commence op
erating on the proposed stone road,
but as thero was considerable kick
ing aud wrangling tho meeting
broke up without any action being
William Perry of Carbondalo visit
ed friends In Steeno Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. James Kagler of
Scranton visited tho latter's parents,
Mr. nnd Mrs. Short in Steeno Sat
urday. Warren Kagler has quit tho farm
again and expects a position in
Mrs. Henry Hogencnmp returned
to her homo Saturday, after a two
weeks' vlBlt with her sonB, George
and John, in Scranton.
Royal Foster of Carbondalo spent
Saturday and Sunday and Monday
with his mother and sister lu Steene.
Anyono interested in farm work
and who would like to learn the se
cret of raising corn would do well
to visit a day, or oven a few hours,
with J. B. Keen at Keen's lake, as
the old gentleman 1b always obliging
and willing to help his brother farm
ers and give them his secret of suc
cess in raising corn. In one hour's
visit last week he gave the Bobolink
several points in farm work that he
feels thankful for and will keep in
memory for next season.
Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Wood spent
Sunday at tho homo of hU brother,
'Plinrloa In tlnihnn w If haln tr ihf
JOth anniversary of his, brother's
unarrlago. About 25 were present
and a good time was reported by
Mr. and Mrs. Wood.
Charles Hubbard claims to have
the best pair of spring pigs In this
section. John Short Bays ho has a
pair that will beat Mr. Hubbard's by
20 pounds each. The Bobolink will
Judge between tho two.
Don't forget that there will he
preaching at the chapel Sunday at
2.30 p. in. Sunday school at 3.30,
Georgo Robinson of Scolyville has
promised to bo present and give a
talk on Sunday school work.
"UNCLE JIJLMY" WILSOX
Vcnornblo Secretary of Agriculture.
DEATH OF MRS. DECKER.
Long-time Resident nnd Daughter of
Pioneer Has Answered Final Call.
Mrs. Vestal M. Decker died at her
home on Court street at 1.30 this
morning. She had been falling In
health several years, and the past
fortnight had been seriously sick.
Her niece, Mrs. A. M. Reynolds of
Herrlck Center, came to the Decker
home two weeks or more ago and has
worked lndefatlgably to make her
aunt's last days on earth as com
fortable as possible.
Mrs. Decker failed more rapidly
than before after the death of her
sister, Mrs. C. P. Knapp, who never
got over the accident she sustained
while on a visit to Honesdale. Mrs.
Knapp had a fall while visiting hero
two years ago and never recovered
from her injuries.
Mrs. Decker had nearly completed
her 83d year. The daughter of Dan
iel and Ann Eliza (Jacks) Schoon
over, Honesdale pioneers, she was
born In 1827 In the house on, tho
flats where Mrs. Robert Roe lives
now. Most of her long life was spent
in Honesdale, where she was one of
the best known people of the older
generation. When her daughter, Ida
M., who died .of consumption
In young womanhood, was a child,
Mrs. Decker spent several months
each year at Rutherford, N. J., for
the benefit of Ida's health, and part
of her married life was passed In
Peckville, where her husband died,
but she was away from the town of
her birth only a few years all told.
She loved Honesdale and was happier
here, she often said, than in any oth
Mrs. Decker's husband was John
Decker of Lenoxville. They were
married about 50 years ago. After
the death of her husband at Peck
vllle she came back to Honesdale'
She is survived by two brothers
Dr. Warner of New York and Daniel
of Scranton and three sisters Mrs.
Johanna Kimble of Honesdale, Mrs.
H. M. Mulford of Madison, N. J and
Mrs. Lizzie Pritchard of Richmond
Hill, L. I.
Mrs. Decker had been a member of
tho Methodist church about 50 years.
She loved church work next to the
cares of her family and so long as
health permitted she was active In
the church and In temperance. At
her funeral, which will bo held Sun
day, probably at 2 in tho afternoon,
her pastor, Rev. W. H. Hiller, will
XO STATE COPS COMIXG.
At Least, Board of Trndo Hasn't
Asked for Tlylr Services.
Secretary Edwin B. Callaway of
tho Greater Honesdale Board of
Trade said today there Is not a par
ticle of truth In tho report that the
Board will ask for the state constabu
lary to be sent to Honesdale to pro
serve order nt tho Herbeck-Demor
"Wo wero asked to do It," said
Mr. Callaway, "but no such step has
at any time been contemplated.
Please mako the denial as emphatic
as you can."
Tho Board will hold a regular
meeting Friday night.
D. & H. Tank Strike nt Carbondale.
CARBONDALE, Sept. 8. The
tank men employed at tho lower
round bouse of the. Delaware &
Hudson company went on strlko
Tuesday for an Increase in,t wages.
The men were getting $1.60 per day
and struck for 2 per day, an In
crease of 40 cents. The. strikers
went to Master Mechanic Reed and
presented their demands. He told
them to go back to work and their
demands would be considered later.
The men returned. After tho noon
hour, when tho men returned to
work, they wero told their services
wero needed ho longer. Tho places
have bedn filled by other men. It
was announced that piecework
would be put in force at the Carbon
dale D. & H. shops tho first of the
year, similar to the system In vogue
in tho Lackawanna and Erie shops.
k of ti
OVER THE MOOSICS
i CARROXDALE MEN WHO CA.MK
TO HONESDALE FOR GOOD
! TIME LECTURED BY MAYOR
AXD SENT HOME, WITH DIREC
TION'S TO KEEP AWAY FROM
TOWN IX FUTURE.
Matt Beebe and John Walsh, two
men from Carbondalo who wanted a
little September outing, came to
Honesdale Wednesday and had al
most too good a time. They drank
beyond capacity and about 3 in tho
afternoon were a nuisance on Main
street. Walsh went to sleep on tho
station grounds and his companion
strolled up and down Main street
until Policeman Canlvan came along
In plain clothes and got the two of
At 8 o'clock the men from Carbon
dale had a short but improving in
terview with Mayor John Kuhbach.
Beebe described himself as a D. (c
H. brakeman, not working Just now
but willing to work when the Job
comes. Policeman Canlvan charged
him with being drunk and disorder
ly. "Who do you know in Carbon
dale?" asked the Mayor. Beebe
named some business men.
"Do you know A. L. Sahm, tho
mayor, and will he vouch for you?"
asked the mayor. Beebe said tho
Carbondale mayor knows him well.
Walsh said he was a Consolidated
Telephone lineman. He came to
Honesdale with the other man, he
said, and got tired and went to sleep
on the street. Both claimed they
never had been arrested before, and
a Carbondale man connected with a
Honesdale hotel came In Just then
to say he knew both the prisoners
and considered them good men.
"We don't countenance such cap
ers as this In our town," said Mayor
Kuhbach. "but I will put you in the
charge of the chief of police until
morning and he will lock you up and
send you home on the G.55 in the
morning. Keep away from Hones
dale and this affair will be ended."
The Carbondale men thanked His
Honor for the leniency. They slept
In' cells and were put on the 6.55
train this morning.
GOV. STUART AVILL BE THERE.
Expected To Preside nt Opening of
Scrnnton's Exposition in October.
(Special to The Citizen.)
SCRANTON, Sept. 8. Gov. Ed
win S. Stuart has consented to come
to Scranton to preside at the open
ing ceremonies of the Industrial ex
position, which will be held In tho
Thirteenth regiment armory from
Oct. 5 to 15. The opening will be
in the evening, but after that tho
exposition will bo open dally from
10 a. m. to 11 p. m.
It Is likely that the governor will
be accompanied by his military
staff. A detail from the Thirteenth
regiment will act as an escort for
the distinguished party. Other
prominent men of tho state will be
here for the opening.
Thero will bo no lack of music
and entertainment. Already two
bands, Victor's Royal Musicians,
which madesuch a hit last year,
and the Royal Guards band have
been engaged. Other entertain
ment features will also be provided.
There will be ample seats for those
who care to listen.
Everything about the exposition
will be on a much larger scale this
year than last, as the floor spaco
Is nearly twice that used last year.
Tho booths for tho exhibitors are
nearly all sold and the general com
mittee Is now arranging for the
special features in the line of deco
rations. Two of the most notablo
features In this lino will be a large
electrical tower, with an Eiffel tow
er effect and a largo electrical foun
tain. Tho faro on nil railroads enter
ing Scranton will be reduced from
all points within n radius of 75
This year the floor space of tho
exposition will be nearly twice that
of last year. In fact, everything will
be on a much larger scale. Fifteen
thousand large elb lights will bo
used to light the armory. This will
make the splendid decorations show
up finely all the time. The nation
al colors and green and white will
again be the colors of the general
decoration scheme. A large electric
tower and an electrical fountain
will be two of tho features.
The Elks, Sons of Veterans, P. O.
S. of A Grand Army, Catholic
Young Women's club, Young Men's
Christian association and other or
ganizations with large memberships
In this part of the stnto will be giv
en free booths, where headquarters
will, bo established for their mem
bers. Mrs. W. H. Mllspaugh of Port Jer
vls, N. Y., spent a few days tho lat
ter part of last week with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Smith.
, Wayne Counj