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HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1910.
OCTOHER TERM OK OOUKT
COMICS TO AN END SATURDAY
MORNING TWELVE CASKS
DISPOSED OK DISTRICT AT
TORNEY CONGRATULATED ON
The first item of business at tho
opening of the Friday morning ses
.slon of court was the charge to the
jury In the Lake Lodore case. Judge
Searle thought that all foreigners
coming to this country should be
made to reallzo that this is a "land
-of liberty but not of lawlessness and
license." The charge to the jury wai
Interrupted for a few minutes so that
two of the defendants could be
brought over from Jail.
The caso of the Commonwealth vs.
Joe Kowasch charged with attempt
at rape, nnd with assault and battery
was the first one called, District At
torney M. E. Simons appearing for
the prosecution and Chester A. Gar
ratt, Esq., appearing for the defend
ant. The following Jurors were selected
to try the case: Aaron Goble, Pau
pack; Charles Cramer, Paupack; Jeff
Hoover, Lake; George Schweninger,
Texas; Fred Rowe, Palmyra; George
Bryant, South Canaan; Alva A.
Seely, Dyberry; Daniel Acker, Da
mascus; J. Owen Olver, Berlin; O.
E. Burrus, Salem; Charles Edwards,
Dreher; M. W. Fitzpatrlck, Mount
Constable Fred W. Short, the pros
ecutor, was the first witness called
for the prosecution, and testified to
the events connected with the alleged
case. He told of the alleged offense
which occurred during the absence
of himself and wife from home.
Emma Gibson, of Farvlew, a bright
little thirteen-year-old girl whose
dresses only reached to her knees,
was called to the witness stand and
described the alleged assault. She
testified to living at the home of
Constable Short, and to being en
gaged in washing dishes alone in the
kitchen, when Kowasch came to the
house. She was unable to answer
the question, as to what state she
lived In. ' ' "
Mrs. Fred Short was another wit
ness who told of the absence of her
self aud husband from home on the
day of the offense, gathering chest
nuts, and of how the little girl came
running, frightened, to tell her all
John Myers, another witness, also
testified. His English was rather
broken, and while he said he was in
the parlor adjoining the kitchen at
the time Kowasch was there, he
seemed to he more concerned with
finishing his Sunday morning shaving
than to paying any attention to what
was going on in the next room at
Emma Gibson was recalled and
positively Identified Joe Kowasch as
Joe Kowasch was called as the first
witness for the defense. The ser
vices of Paul Olszefskl as interpreter
The Jurors In the case, of theLake
Lodore riot case filed into the court
room at this time. Their verdict, at
the suggestion of Judge Searle, was
divided into two parts. It was to
tho effect that "We find Paul Shudis
and Samuel Powell guilty of larceny
of person, and we find George Adam
aitie not guilty." Also "We find all
the defendants (Shudis, Powell and
Adamaitle) guilty of riot, assault and
Kowasch testified to having a wife
in the old country, and to being in
America about four years. He stated
that he couldn't say a word in Eng
lish. His account of the affair was
to tho effect that he merely gave the
child five cents at Myer's suggestion,
and patted her on the shoulder.
An interesting feature of the cross
cxamination of the district attorney
-was the revelation by tho prisoner
of how he bad obtained whiskey at
a hotel in Waymart on Sunday morn
ing at 8 o'clock. Several questions
failed to bring out Just where the
"firewater" was purchased.
Constable Fred Short was recalled,
lie told of the trouble he and anoth
er man had In bringing Kowash to
Honesdale. It seemed Kowash could
speak English then for he told them
"Mebbe I go Honesdalo get hung."
Jbhn Jenkins, who worked at Far
view on the same job with Kowash,
testified to tho effect that the de
fendant could apeak English. Jen
kins helped Short bring him to jail.
He stopped us and wanted to get out.
"Ho, Mr. you get rope, hang mo to
tree," he Bald. Jenkins and Short
told him "we'll take you down to
Honesdalo to get hung." Ho under
stood English well enough to threat
en Jenkins "Mo ketch you to Scran
ton Bomo day." ,.'
John Myers being recalled denied
telling Kowsch to give little Emma
Gibson any money.
In addressing tho Jury both at
torneys pointed out that It was an
unfortunate case. Tho judge charg
ed the Jury.
The prisonbrs were brought Into
court Saturday morning by ' Sheriff
M. Lee Braman. The first one called
up for sentence was Joe Kowasch.
Judge Searle reminded tho prisoner
ot Ills delinquencies in the past, toll
ing him how ho had five times tried
to commit rape near Forest City.
"You aro a bad man," said tho
Judge, "a very bad man. You know
that?" (Kowasch at 1i1b trial swore
he didn't understand English). Tho
sentence was; "That ho pay tho costs
of prosecution; pay a flno of $100;
and bo sent to the Eastern Peniten
tiary nt Philadelphia for not less
than fifteen months nor more than
five years In scparato and solitary
confinement at labor."
Henry Thompson was tho next one
called. Judge Searlo offered to sus
pend scntenco until he found out
whether tho prisoner hnd worked for
12 years on a farm at Uniondale, as
he stated, or not. Ho told the pris
oner that ho would glvo him tho ex
treme pennlty if ho found his story
Henry Thompson broko down and
admitted "I wasn't on the farm. I
have no home. I am not married.
If you'll be lenient, It'll learn me n
Judge Searle said that he would bo
lenient when persons wero arrested,
and plead guilty and did not commit
perjury; otherwlso not.
The sentence he imposed on
Thompson then was; "To pay the
costs of prosecution; a fine of $10;
restore the stolen property, or its
costs; and separate and solitary con
finement at hard labor In tho Eastern
Penitentiary, Philadelphia, for from
ulno months to three years."
Samuel Powell and Paul Shudis,
who had botli been convicted of riot,
assault and battery, and stealing from
person, wero next summoned. In tho
case of Powell, the sentence was:
"To pay the costs of prosecution; pay
a fine of $10; to restore stolen prop
erty or pay value of it; to be con
fined for not less than 15 months nor
more than 5 years In the Eastern
Penitentiary, Philadelphia, solitary
confinement, at labor. Shudis was
sentenced to pay the costs of prose
cution; to pay a $10 fine; and Im
prisonment in the Eastern Peniten
tiary for Trom 1 5 months to 5 years.
George Adamaitle, convicted of as
sault and battery, was sentenced to
pay the costs of prosecution; to pay
a fine of $10; and to 'six months' im
prisonment In Wayne county jail.
Judge Searlo lectured the three
prisoners, saying: "We think you
guilty of wilful perjury in saying you
were asleep. It pays to tell the truth
in this country. The law expects all
to be upright and honest, and to tell
the truth when they come to court."
Murder Cases Go Over.
In the case, Saturday morning, of
Commonwealth versus Leona Lord
indicted by the grand jury on two
counts: murder and manslaughter,
Attorney W. II. Leo made a motion
asking that the indictment be quash
ed. The court appointed the second
Monday in November for presenting
In tho case of Commonwealth vs.
Samuel N. Reed indicted on two
counts: murder and manslaughter,
the defendant appeared in court and
pleaded "not guilty." C. A. McCar
ty, Esq., was appointed to defend the
accused, who said that he had no
property, no real estate nothing of
any value, and an order was drawn
by the court for the payment by the
county to Attorney McCarty of a rea
sonable compensation for his ser
vices. A continuance of the case until
January term of court was asked for
Samuel N. Reed was charged In the
Indictment that on July 2, 1910,
"feloniously, wilfully and of malice
aforethought, having made an as
sault on, and that he did kill and
murder Silas E. Lord." When Dis
trict Attorney M. E. Simons asked
tho defendant "aro you guilty of the
felony as charged?" ho responded in
a firm voice "not guilty."
An entire new jury box Is to be
made and filled for the case.
High School Scotch Program.
The following Scotch program will
be given by the members of the
Sophomore class Friday afternoon,
Nov. 4: Music. "The Last Minstrel,"
Elsa Jacob;- "Selection from Ivan
hoe," John Lozo; "Highland Mary,"
Frances Prosch; "Young Lochlnvar,"
Walter Crist; "Prelude to the Lay of
the Last Minstrel," John Sutton;
chorus, Scottish song; "To a Moun
tain Daisy," Mildred Ward; "Love of
Country," Augustus Barberl; '.'Pil
rock of Donenllohu," George fcau
mann; "Selection from Konllworth,"
Margaret Charlesworth; "Battle of
Baewockburn, Margaret O'Brien.
Sheriff llroiiian Gets Telegram From
Saturday morning, Sheriff M. Lee
Braman received a wire from R. Mc
Afee, Harrlsburg, secretary of tho
"Change party name after Harvey
Huffman, candidate for Senator from
Prohibition to Socialist."
"Too Much Money Kills Ham."
Springfield, O., Oct. 28. Frank
Wones, a farmer, living at Ifew Moor
fleld, was forced to kill a fine buck
sheep today to get $150 which tho
sheep had devoured. Whllo passing
through tho barnyard Mr. Wones
dropped his pocketbook out of his
pocket. He discovered hlB loss about
an hour later, and returning to look
for It found a few fragments on tho
They showed plainly that they had
been chewed. Tho sheep was led to
tho slaughter, tho stomach carefully
removed and opened, and tho money
In a number of pieces found. He
brought them to the city nnd they
areheng pasted together nnd will
be sent to the Treasury Department
to bo redeemed.
Mr. Wones was advised by an at
torney to kill the sheep If ho ex
pected to get any return for tho
monoy. He also brought the dead
sheep with him and Bold It to a
butcher for mutton.
CASK OF K. .1. VS. L. P. RICHARD
SON RKSUliTS IN VICTORY FOR
LATTKR JUDGE ADVISES
THKM TO SHAKE HANDS AND
MAKE UP QUARREL START
ED IN 1KH8.
Friday Afternoon. -Tho
case of the Commonwealth vs.
Luko P. Richardson. Perjury. Ed
ward J. Richardson, prosecutor. Tho
following jurors were selected: J.
A. Stephens, Starrucca; J. D. Rosen
crantz, Honesdalo; Georgo Schwel
singer, Texas; Daniel Acker, Damas
cus; Georgo Bryant, South Canaan;
John McDavitt, Damascus; Grant
White, Clinton; Alvnh A. Seeley, Dy
berry; Jeff Hoover, Lake; Horton
Megarglo, South Canaan; Will Steph
enson, Lebanon; Thomas Salmon,
Honesdale. All tho rest of tho jurors
wero discharged from further attend
ance, as this was the last caso on the
cnlondar. District Attorney M. E.
Simons had P. II. Iloff, Esq., asso
ciated with him for tho prosecution.
C. A. McCarty, Esq., and F. P. Kim
ble, Esq., appeared for the defendant.
Attorney Iloff in addressing the
jury tojd them that the case was "one
of unusual importance, one in (al
leged) conflict with what the Bible
says, "Thou shalt not bear false wit
ness against thy neighbor. Perjury
Is charged, based on the allegation
that the defendant "swore falsely to
a certain transaction which involved
property, etc." That there was a mis
carriage of Justice in the case whoro
the jury was misinformed and misled
by the testimony. ' "We do not seek
restitution of property, but we do
seek to show that what a man says
on tho stand is "the truth, the whole
truth and nothing but the truth."
A number of files and records were
placed in evidence, and E. J. Rich
ardson was called as the first- wit
ness. E. J. Richardson testified to being
a brother of Luke P. Richardson. He
stated that a settlement of all mat
ters had been made between him and
Luke Richardson and his wife Sep
tember 29, 1S98. Objection was
made to this and sustained. Ho ad
mitted having the Aetna Insuranoo
policy at the time of tills settlement;
that he got It from Luke Richard
son; that he loaned tho latter $1100.
"I turned the check from tho com
pany over to Adam Theobold," said
the witness. "Luke owed ine $1100,
when the policy matured." He loan
ed his brother money, and the latter
made assignment of policy to him.
He also said his brother made anoth
er assignment of tho policy to his
wife. Luke Richardson and his fath
er were in the bottling business at
Shanty Hill in 1897. After his
father's death, tho witness said his
business was given over to his broth
er. Luke was treasurer of Palmyra
township and came to him with mon
ey and had him draw checks for him.
The case was. marked by an un
usually large number of exhibits.
Frank M. Monahan, Esq., of Scran
ton, testified to being an attorney-at-law
practicing in Honesdale In 1898
and to acting as attorney for E. J.
Richardson, and to a settlement be
ing made between those parties In
Burgess John Kuhbach was unable
to give exact information on the wit
ness stand as to whether Edward or
Luke Richardson got- certain goods.
The driver who delivered them was
dead and no records are In his pos
session. G. W. Ames testified to being a
Hawley banker In 1897 and 1898,
and to discounting a note for $G00,
which ho identified.
Further consideration of tho case
was postponed until Saturday morn
ing. Saturday Morning.
Court convened Saturday morning
at 9 o'clock, the case of Common
wealth versus Luko P. Richardson,
of Hawley, on tho charge of perjury
being continued from Friday after
noon. Edward J. Richardson, tho pros
ecutor, was recalled to tho stand. He
identified tho photographs of tho
check as well as the Indorsements.
Ho said We "executed all agrecmnts
between me and Luko." At tho
hearing of tho arbitrators he testi
fied, he made no offset as "there was
nothing to bo offered, slnco we made
a settlement before."
Adam Theobold, of Texas township,
testified that Luko Richardson owed
him $1,000. Edward Richardson
paid tho Judgment to him, ho said.
Luke and Edward Richardson were
present at tho time of payment. He
thought Edward handed him the
check, but Luko waB present.
A number of checks wero offered
In evidence, E. J. Richardson recalled
and tho commonwealth rested.:
C. A. McCarty, Esq., for tho de
fense, argued that tho prosecution
had failed to show tho materiality
of the evidence; failed to show tho
falsity; failed to make out tho caso.
M. E. Simons, Esq., district attor
ney, argued that It was for tho court
to say whether It was material or
Tho case was then withdrawn from
tho jury, and they wero dlrectod to
render a verdict for the defendant,
but leave It to tho Jury as to tho
fixing of tho costs, as It was a mis
demeanor caso. Attorneys McCarty
and M. E. Simons then addressed the
jury, and Judge Searlo charged them
telling thorn it would ho necessary
(Continued on Pago Five.)
PREFERS LIVINO IN HONESDALE
JAIL TO STAYING WITH DAUGH
TER PATHETIC CASE OF 8-YKAR-OLD
BENJAMIN K. IlOR
TRKK RKMANDKD TO JAIL
FOR THE PRESENT.
A surety of tho peace caso was
heard Just about noon, Thursday, tho
case being that of the Commonwealth
versus Benjamin K. Bortree, the
charge being tho making of threats.
Mrs. Sarah Cobb, of Salem town
ship, testified to being a daughter of
B. K. Bortree. She stated that he
made threats. On one occasion be
fore he left her houso "ho threaten
ed," she said, "to glvo me the worst
black eye I ever had." She was
afraid of her life on account of his
At tho request of Mr. Bortree, who
wished to have a lawyer to look af
ter his Interests, R. M. Salmon, Esq.,
was assigned him by the court.
When questioned by Judge Searle
Mrs. Cobb said that Mr. Bortree, who
Is her father, didn't seem to be satis
fied. She didn't think her father
safe, and said she couldn't trust him.
She admitted however that ho only
made one threat against her.
It didn't take the jury long, In the
Joe Kowasch case, to reach a ver
ict. They came Into tho court room
Thursday noon with a verdict against
Kowasch of "guilty as charged in tho
Mrs. Cobb then resumed giving her
evidence. She stated that she fur
nished a good home for hor father,
fir. Bortree. She put him in the at
tic when company came, and some
times he slept in the store room, but
is this was In the month of Septem
ber, It was comfortable room for
tim. Mrs. Cobb said that her father
would be eighty-nine yeais of age
on February 4, 1911, and that he
Served a term in the penitentiary.
When her father became dissatisfied
she and some of the rest raised the
money to send him out west to see
his daughter In Michigan.
Judge Searle said: "The only
A)ilng we can do Is to put him In jail
for .a little time, and that is a poor
place for him."
Mr. Pelton, of Salem, was the sec
ond witness. He told of the threats
Bortree made against his daughter,
Mrs. Cobb. "I'll kill Mrs. Cobb In
side of a week If I have to go back
there," said B. K. Bortree to .Mr.
Pelton. The witness tried to reason
with Mr. Bortree but to no avail. It
was on September 24th, Mr. Pelton
continued, that Bortree threatened
to kill his daughter.
On cross-examination he testified
that Mrs. Cobb bore a good reputa
tion. Bortree told him, "he thought
his daughter put him in tho (attic)
room to catch cold and kill him."
It was brought out that Mr. Bor
tree has been trying "to put himself
on the town" for several years, that
he had made a complaint to the over
seers who said they were willing to
take care of him. Tho aged man
has a daughter in Michigan whom he
went out to see last year. In a letter
written last spring to friends In the
East she said, "I can't keep him any
longer." So finally Bortree came
In case he was put on tho town
somebody would bo found to take
care of him. it seems the aged de
fendant also wanted to get Into Hill
side Home, but was unsuccessful.
Mrs. Cobb said "He's been trying
for several years to put himself on
William Altmann also told of hear
ing Bortree say: "If he had to live
with his daughter, Mrs. Cobb, he
would kill her InBlde of a week."
Benjamin K. Bortree, the aged de
fendant, was then sworn. Ho Is very
deaf, and In order to make him hear,
Judge Searle came down from the
bench and shouted his questions into
Mr. Bortreo's ear.
Mr. Bortreo's story was to tho ef
fect that ho had moved his valise
from Mrs. Cobb's, four weeks before
making the threats. "She and I
couldn't live under that roof for one
week," he said; "either Bho would
take my life, or I would tako hers."
Mr. Bortree said ho had "no money,
no home, nothing." "I'd rather come
to jail than live with hor," Bortree
Judge Searlo told him: "You go
homo and livo with your daughter
and bohave yourself."
Bortree said: "I tried my best to
get on Salem township. Sho (Mrs.
Cobb) tried to bead ino off. She
made promises. She used me worse
than a dog. She placed me in a gar
ret whoro you could throw a small
dog or a cat through the holes In tho
roof, and tho rain came down on me.
I asked to bo moved, but she
wouldn't raovo mo to a good room.
She was mad at me because I
wouldn't die. I had plenty to eat."
Judge Searle, who experienced
great difficulty In making tho defend
ant stop talking, said to him: "You
have got to behave yourself. You
had no right to threaten your daugh
ter." Tho Judge told Bortree "ho was a
bad-tempered old man, and a hard
man to get along with. I'll put you
In a separate coll If you won't behavo
yourself. If you aro an old man, wo
appreciate that fact, but you got to
Tho Judgo told Bortree "wo think
you aro moro to blame than she
(your daughter) 1b." Bortree could
not bo silenced, and answorod, "I am
WAYNE COUNTY CORONER EX
PIRES SUDDENLY MONDAY AF
TERNOON THE END CAME
UNKXPKOTEDLY SKETCH OF
The entire community was shocked
to learn of the sudden death of Dr.
Harry B. Searles, Coroner of Wayne
county, which occurred at his home
at 1116 Church street, on Monday
afternoon, October 31, at about half
past five o'clock.
Dr. Searles had been complaining
of not feeling well for some time,
and yet he was able to bo about, and
attend to his many business and pro
fessional duties up to within a short
time of the final end. He went to
bod Saturday complaining of feeling
ill, but on Monday went out again,
and was about town late in the after
noon, returning home nbout 4
o'clock. He laid down on the lounge,
and expired peacefully, his wife and
mother being at his side when the
end came. A physician had been
summoned, but Dr. Searles was be
yond humnn aid.
Sketch of Dr. Searles' Life..
Dr. Harry 15. Searles was born at
Thompson, Susquehanna county, this
'tntc, on March 19, 187C, and was
consequently 34 years, 8 months and
12 days of agp. Ho received his pre
liminary training in the schools
of his native town, and graduated
from the Grammar school. Ho en
tered Wyoming Seminary at Kings
ton, and was graduated from that In
stitution In 1900. He entered the
medical department of Syracuse Uni
versity, graduating therefrom In
1904. Shortly after his graduation
he went to Bristol, It. I., where he
served as house surgeon In a sani
tarium. He came to Honesdale on Mar.
1, 1905, and on July C, he was mar
ried to Miss Jessie Olver, of the
Maple City, who with his mother,
Mrs. Levlna (Garrison) Searles, sur
vive to mourn his early departure.
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Honesdale. Even at tho university
his popularity was shown when he
was elected President of his class. In
the fall of 1907 he ran for Coroner
on the Republican ticket, and was
elected, taking olllce January 1, 1908,
which position ho has held ever
Deep and general sympathy Is felt
for his wife and mother in their hour
His successor will be appointed by
The funeral services wil be held on
Thursday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock
from his late residence, the Rev.
Will H. Hiller, D. D., pastor of the
Methodist Episcopal church, of which
he was a member, officiating. In
terment will be made at Riverside
Heavy Tobacco Deals.
Lancaster, Pa. The heaviest
transactions In Lancaster county leaf
tobacco made within the past year
have just been closed by two local
firms, tho sales aggregating 1,300
cases of 1909 goods, and the price
Of tho amount sold L. H. Nolt &
Co. sold 700 cases and John D. Sklles
600 cases, the former selling to a
Philadelphia firm, Benjamin Labe &
Bro., and the other leader's goods
going to several Western firms.
CONNIE MACK MARRIED.
Will Tour Foreign Countries With
Bride; Dinner For Athletics.
Philadelphia, Oct. 27.-"-Cornellus
McGHllcuddy (Connie Mack), man
ager of the world's champion base
ball team, was married last Thursday
to Miss Katherino Hallohan In the
Roman Catholic church of Our Lady
of Holy Souls by Rev. John Moore,
the rector. Tho marriage was quiet,
only tho witnesses being present.
Following the ceromony Mr. and
Mrs. McGHllcuddy went to his moth
er's home, whoro the family was in
formed that the ceremony had taken
The couple left later In the day for
New York, where they will remain
until November 3, when they will sail
for Genoa on the steamer Cincinnati.
They will tour Italy, Switzerland,
Franco, Ireland, and England and
probably will not return to this city
until January or early In February.
Tho victorious Athletics aro to be
given a dinner by tho officials of the
Philadelphia American League Club
tonight and a big civic demonstration
in their honor Is to be held Friday
night of next week, followed by a
great banquet on Saturday night.
Asked today If he would attend theso
functions, Mr. Mack smilingly re
plied: "My wife won't let me."
JACKSON WILL MAKE
WAYNE COUNTY A GOOD
a man of truth and she Isn't."
The defondant mentioned stnylng
with Mrs. Warner. "She used me
pretty well aa long as I cut wood,
but when snow came she didn't,"
Judgo Searle finally said "Let Mr.
Bortree go back and think It over."
It was revealed that Bortred had
a life Interest in the farm of his
daughter, but Mrs. Cobb Bald "the
farm would hardly pay Its taxes any
DEATH OF MINE HOST CHARLES
.1. WEAVER GENIAL PROPRIE
TOR OF TUB COMMERCIAL
HOTEL SUMMONED EARLY
FRIDAY MORNING. CAUSE:
Mine Host Charles Jacob Weaver,
the genial proprietor of tho Com
mercial Hotel, after making a brave
fight against the ravages of typhlod
fever for moro than two weeks, was
forced to succumb and answered tho
final call Friday morning, October
28, at twenty minutes past six
o'clock. For a week or ten days
before taking to his bed, Mr. Weav
er suffered from what Is believed to
have been "walking typhoid fever."
Sketch of Mr. Weaver's Life.
Charles Jacob Weaver was born
In Honesdale on September 28,
1801. His parents were William
and' Mary (Dag) Weaver. William
Weaver,' his father, was ono of our
best known citizens, being prominent
ly identified with the contracting
business for a number of years.
Charles received his early educa
tion In the Honesdale public schools.
He received a good, practical train
ing, learning as a youth the trade of
cigar-maker, and In course of time
became the owner of a cigar factory.
After selling out to his partner he
removed to Narrowsburg, N. Y., go
ing Into the hotel business which he
followed successfully for eight
years. He proved to be a big
hearted and good-natured host, tak
ing excellent care of his guests and
furnishing a splendid table. His
CHARLES J. WEAVER.
place became the mecca for tho
travelling fraternity, and drummers
who liked to make Narrowsburg, and
spend the night at his hostelry.
Mr. Weaver made friends rapidly,
and they showed their appreciation
of his worth by electing him to a
number of responsible municipal of
fices, chief among them being city
councilman, town clerk, and trus
tee of the graded school.
He returned to Honesdale In 1884
and opened a' restaurant on Main
street. Ho conducted the stand suc
cessfully until 1908, when he sold
out to William Roadknlght. In
1909 ho purchased the. Coyne prop
erty. After renovating the property
he changed the name of It to "Com
mercial Hotel." His place was
gaining in popularity, and his future
looked very bright and rosy. In
1908 he was a candidate for sheriff,
and was defeated by only a few
votes. He was foreman of Protec
tion Engine company for one year.
On June 3, 1883, Mr. Weaver was
married to Miss Mary A. Uch, who
was a nattvo of Narrowsburg, N. Y.
Three children were born to bless
their union, viz: Millie, Otto and
Walter. His wife, threo children, two
brothers, John H., proprietor of the
Hotel Wnyno, Honesdale, and Georgo
W., of Richmond, Virginia, three
sisters, Mrs. John Market, of Brook
lyn, N. Y., Mrs. Fred Schilling, of
Brooklyn, N. Y., nnd Miss Barbara
Weaver, of West Chester, N. Y., sur
vive to mourn his early departure.
Tho funeral services were held
from his late home, Monday after
noon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Dr. W. H.
Swift officiating, and interment was
made at Glen Dyberry cemetery.
Undertaker J. Sam Brown had
charge of tho funeral.
Tho pall-bearers wore Mayor John
Kuhbach, Prothonotary M. J. Han
Ian, Herman Harmes, Esq., Hawley,
Fred Saunders, Edward Deltzer,
Frank Schuller. Tho members of tho
Protection Englno company No. 3 at
tended the services In a body. Seven-ty-flvo
members of tho Eagles, and
a large representation of tho B. P. O.
E. were present to pay their final
testimony of respect.
HOUSE NO. ia, IS
HARD TO DISPOSE OF.
New York, Oct. 28, Alderman
Folks offered in tho Board of Alder
men a resolution changing the num
ber 13 East Seventy-fifth streot to
11 A. Tho matter was referred to
the Committee on Streets and High
ways. Tho alderman said afterward that
the present owner of tho houso, Mrs.
Martha A. Kohn, explained the mat
ter thus: Sho said sho wanted to
sell the houso and a real estate agent
told her that No. 13 was harder to
sell than other numbers.