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WKATIIKll FORECAST: Colder.
WEATHER FORECAST: Colder.
mJIE CITIZEN is iho most
JL widely .rend scnA-wcckly
i newspaper In Wnyno County.
Lustier now than nt nny time in
its 08 years' history.
pi OOD MORNING, Dear
o you nil liml "La
.lillticnzn," or "Grip-
tliis Winter yet?
)octor in time!
HONE SD ALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 1911.
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"YOU CAN'T EDUCATE THE EAR
TO A PUBE MUSICAL TONE, IF
YOU DON'T KEEP YOUB PIANO
IN TUNE" D1FFEBENCE BE
TWEEN ' COMEBCIAL ' AND
' HIGH GRADE INSTRUMENTS.
This is the story, related In tho
hotel lobby, to a CITIZEN reporter,
by a veteran " piano tuner," whose
twenty-five years experience in that
line, have taught him the " Ins "
nd "outs" of the business:
"A piano ought to be gone over at
least once a year for the good of the
Instrument. A piano on the second
floor will always stand in tune bet
ter than one on the iirst floor, be
cause there isn't so much dampness
"You can't educate the ear to a
pure musical tone, if you don't keep
your piano in tune. A musical tone
is a tone that Is pleasing.
"How much does a good piano
"Just according to the quality.
You can buy a good grade, that is
not a high quality grand piano, but
a piano that will give you good sat
isfaction and stand In tone well, In
tho neighborhood of $300. I am
speaking now of a cash price. If you
were to buy on installments, a high
grade piano would run from $400 to
., i i TTr,H,i Rtntoa mitrht
properly come under the term of .
'commercial' pianos. A commercial
piano is one that is gotten up as
cheap as you can get them up.
"There are pianos you can buy
t from $S0 to $85. Pianos for
ISO to $175 we call 'commercial'
pianos. They're a line of goods sold
to a class of people who want a mu
sical Instrument and aro just as ser
viceable to them as a high grade
Why People Buy Pianos.
"Two-thirds of tho pianos are
bought by people because they want
something about the house for the
children. They have no musical
education. But they want a piano.
I don't believe one-tenth of the peo
ple that buy a piano realizes and
knows tho difference In the quality
of the tone of a piano.
"Don't buy a cheap piano. These
cheap pianos will not hold their
tone. A slick salesfhan can 'tone
regulate' them so they'll sound
good. They won't hold that quality
of tono only a few years.
"Where a piano- holds Its qual
ity of tone' is a characteristic of a
faigh grade piano. The quality of
the tone of a high grade piano will
foe as good twenty years after, as on
the day you buy it.
"The tone of a 'commercial' piano
will begin to deteriorate in five years,
and by ten, will be very metallic.
"If you close the lid on the ivory
keys of piano, so that no light gets
on for a year or fifteen months, they
will get very yellow. The Idea of
keeping it open is that the light
bleaches the keys. One thing that
turns the ivories of a piano a reddish-brown
color Is the perspiration
from the fingers. By taking a cloth,
and dipping it In alcohol, and rub
bing it, you can very frequently take
the yellow off, because the alcohol
will absorb the oil and grease in the
"Where pianos are used a great
deal they are tuned every three
There Is No "Best" Piuno.
"There is really no 'best' piano
made. By common consent of lead
ing artists and people that are com-
netent to judge, the 'Steinway' useu
to stand at the head. If you were
to buy a Concert Grand piano,
there is no piano superior to the
"As far as 'wearing' qualities are
concerned, there are a number of
others that will equal It: Chlckering,
Sohmer, Mason and Hamlin, etc
"I've had 2ii years' experience as
a piano tuner, and I couldn't say
what was tho 'best' piano. Take
the individual person and put him
into a wareroom and let some one
play on the pianos, something in one
of those pianos will appeal to that
person, and that will be the 'bfcsf
piano for him to buy.
"Taking care of a piano when you
get it is the principal thing. Lots
of medium-priced pianos will give
lust as great satisfaction if taken
caro of. A piano ought to be tuned
about once a year.
"If you buy a $1,000 piano, and
don't take care of it, and have It
tuned, It won't bo better In ten years
than a cheap piano.
Mr. Woodward, Honesdale, Writes
To The Editor of Tho "Carbon,
dalo Leader" About It.
To the Editor of the Leader:
I, for one, feel like taking off my
bat in honor to you for your edi
torial on the notorious Howe case,
beaded "The Double Standard." In
tho language of somebody who liv
ed sometime and somewhere, I wish
to mildly but emphatically exclaim,
"Them's my sentiments!" May you
Uvo long to make many equally as
correct editorials along the true line
of morality Is the wish of
Frank P. Woodward.
Honesdale, Feb. 22.
Are yon going to see the Lions At
tho Lyric To-night?
TWENTY-THIRD ANNUAL BAN
QUET HELD AT PORT .IEHVIS
ON WASHINGTON'S B1BTI1DAY
JUDGE ALONZO T. SEARLE
DELIVERS ADDBESS ON "THE
BENCH AND BAB OF WAYNE
COUNTY" THE SOCIETY EN
JOYED A PROSPEROUS YEAB,
ACOHDIXO TO "THE PORT JEB
"I congratulate Port Jervls, on her
progress; on Its municipal building,
Its streets, Its forthcoming new post
office, Its soon-to-be built Y. M. C. A.,
its now schools and opera house.
Gentlemen, you want something
more. You want to send your fire
department up to Honesdale and give
them a picnic, and then have two or
three first-class fires when they are
absent, and send them word of It so
they can rejoice." Judge A.' T.
Washington's Birthday found fit
ting observance in the twenty-third
annual banquet of the Minisink Val
ley Historical Society, at the Bauer
Inn, where eighty members of the
society and guests from Port Jervls
and vicinity assembled about the
tables. Tho dining-room was filled
and there was a splendid spirit of
fellowship and tho dinner, which Mr.
Bauer served, was enough to put all
in good humor. It was the best din
ner the society has had in years.
Tho guests aseembled in the lobby
and reading room and were ushered
in and seated at long tables the full
of the dining-room, the speak-
ers table racing the door. Af
ter grace had been said by the Rev.
Joseph Y. Irwin, tho following menu
Blue Points on Half-Shell
Celery Radishes Salted Nuts
Cranberry Sauce Peas
Mashed Potatoes Sweet Potatoes
Bauer Inn Salad
Frozen Plum Pudding Apple Pie
American Cheese Assorted Calces
Immediately following the dinner,
President C. E. Cuddeback with brief
romnrH IntrnilnH th cnralro Wo I
told of the vear of nrnsneritv for t.hn
society, and of the many documents
given and solicited further contribu-
Hnna nf l.lnrlf. nrtinloc, Wo ronnrt-1
ed that the society had secured the 1
uiu AiinisiiiK. uaiue grouna, six acres
now being owned, all the state law
permits, the last having been secured
hnt n. tpw rin v? nirn i
He said the law required the so-:
clety to fence and care for the I
grounds, and that the society solicit-
ed funds, to repay money advanced
to buy the land and to fence and 1m-,
provo the property.
He said other patriotic organiza
tions had learned of the purchase
and a liberal and generous response
had been made, without solicitation.
Secretary S. M. Cuddeback read a
letter from the Machackemech Chap
ter, D. of R., contributing $25 for
the battle ground fund and from
Minisink Chapter of Goshen, giving
?lu0 for the same use. The an
nouncement was greeted with ap
plause. Pesident Cuddeback voiced tho
thanks of the society for the gifts
and asked liberal additional sums.
Judge Alonzo T. Searle, of Hones
dale, Presiding Judge of the Wayne
county court, was the first speaker.
He said in part:
"Let me commend the objects of
your society. It is a wise thing in
these days when all the world seems
to have gone money mad, 'to stop
and look and listen,' and view the
deeds, lives, character, conduct and
action of those who have gone before
us. It Is a most lamentable fact that
under the present condition of Amer
ican politics and society, the princi
pal object of discussing public men
seems to be not for the purpose of
honest criticism and finding out and
showing the good traits of their
characters, but rather they are talk
ed about In the spirit of carping
faultfinding, and in tho endeavor to
tear down and not build up; to large
destructive criticisms and not enough
Saying that he had Holland blood
in his veins and was in accord with
the association, he referred to the
battle of Minisink, with its memory
of Bran'dt, and of the heroes of that
battle. He said ho was glad the af
fair was a dinner, not a banquet,
gave a humorous description of the
banquet and congratulated the asso
ciation and Mr. Bauer on the dinner
Judge Searle In speaking of the
progress of the city, quoted above,
alluded pleasantly to former Mayor
Swartwout. He then turned to his
subject and spoke of the bench and
bar of Wayne county, mentioning
Chief Justice Sharswood, Lawyers
Woodward, Wilmot, Little, Fuller,
Torrey, Hand, DImmick, Crane and
Waller, and tho early judges, Collins,
Barrett, Eldred, Jessup and Porter,
and told a number of humorous stor
ies of several of the judges:
Judge Scarle's Address.
"Judge Porter, back when Wayne
and Pike were in one district, was
sentencing a young man to a long
term. In doing so he exhorted the
prisoner: 'Young fellow, I trust that
tho time you spend In tho peniten
tiary will be spent in cursing whisky,
which has brought you here.' 'I
will, your honor,' was the reply, 'and
"Judge Green, who came later, as
broad as honest and as honest as
broad, on one occasion whipped his
boy for lying. Tho boy stood It a
long tlmo and then asked: 'How long
Is It going to be before you stop
whipping me for lying. I get paid for
it, just the same as you do.'
"Judge Waller was another one of
the older men, for all the world the
type of the Southern Colonel, as po
lite to Hugh J, .Tcwett as to Patrick
Haggerty, of Fypt, and no more.
He was sitting in a case where a
woman wltnc was asked her age.
She replied that she was 30. She.
was badgered quite a bit, and later
asked tho iudge If she might change
her testimony. When given tho per
mission, she said to Judge Waller:.
'These lawyers got me so flustered
that when they asked my age I for
got and instead of my ago gave them
my bust measure.'
"There was Judge Seeley, with his
long, flowing gray beard, typo of the
Aaron or Moses of the Exodus. He
was generally regarded as an austere
man, but If you saw him at Tracey
villo at Sunday school and watched
tho children clustered about and
clinging to him, you would not have
that opinion. Ho was on one occa
sion naturalizing several parties. One
man he was questioning as to his
" 'Have you read the constitution?'
asked tho Judge.
" 'I have not.'
" 'Have you read about George
" 'I have not.'
" 'Have you read about Abraham
" 'I have not.'
" 'Well, what have you read?'
" 'I have red hairs on the back of
"On another occasion a young
Philadelphia lawyer was making a
long speech before Judge Seeley. He
finally turned to the Judge and said:
" 'I trust, your honor, that I am
not trespassing upon your time.'
" 'Well, young man,' Judge Seeley
replied, 'There's a difference between
trespassing upon time and encroach
ing upon eternity.'
"Judge Purdy, who died a little
over a year ago, on one occasion at
Mllford charged a jury: 'Now gen
tlemen of the jury, we have given
you this law and the Court is sup
posed to know more law than you
do; If you wish to disregard this law
you are at liberty to do so and find a
verdict for the defendant.'
"The verdict was for the defendant
and Judge Purdy addressed them:
'Gentlemen, you evidently thought
yo" 'tnew mo la,w than tlle curt,-'
Up TOSO the foreman and Said I
wen, your nonur, we consmerea uiai
"Justice Dingman was sentencing
negrO for Stealing chickens. 'YOU
have been convicted of a most hein-
nits nr mo. no Rnlil tn tho follnw
- , . , :
The sentence of this court is that
you, be ?ter1nally Han,,s?dt from the
1 u""1 Ul " uuilcu o lulus, auw
skin for Jersey, blank you.'
"On another occasion a lot of
Wayne county fellows going down
the Delaware snubbed their rafts at
uingman's Ferry tne aay uetore eiec-
tion. It was a pretty close contest
and they got the Wayne men to
vote at that Pike county election. So
12 or 15 of them were locked , up at
Mllford. They applied for a liabeas
to Judge Porter. Associate Justice
Dingman said: 'Now Porter, you are
pretty good on some kinds of law,
but I have been down to Harrisburg
and Washington and I am familiar
with constitutional and legislative
law. I think you had better with
draw from the bench and let me de
cide this case.' Judge Porter con
sented and then Judge Dingman
said: In the constitutional law I
read that a man sailing the high
seas is allowed to vo- at any port
where he happens to be on election
day. I decide-that these men are
navigators and are upon tho high
seas and that the Delawaro Is navf
gable water and therefore this In.
dlctment Is quashed.' "
Judge Seare spoke of the free gov.
eminent established by Penn and of
the splendid history of the state In
the struggles of the nation in the
Revolution, 1812, the Civil War and
Spanish War. He also spoke of her
prosperity and natural beauties, in
Mr. John W. Lyon, who was next
introduced, explained that Judge
Clearwater, of Kingston, had been
Invited, but was unable to come and
that he had consented to speak. lie
said he represented the early settlers
through a maternal ancestor, whose
memory he revered highly. Mr. Lyon
said the society was fortunate in hav
ing so brilliant a representative of
I Wayne county as Judge Searle, whose
address had been very entertaining.
Then he told of a visit to Philadel
phia and of a visit to the Wanamaker
store, where he heard a bugle call
and learned that tho Colonial custom
of announcing 5 o'clock by tho bugle
call was kept up. He believed Penn-
sylvanians had great reverence and
regard for old customs of historic
and .sentimental interest.
Tho out of town guests were:
Harryvllle J. Z. Twichell.
Brooklyn John H. Bogardus.
Goshen T. D. Schopnmaker, Hon.
J. B. Sweezey.
Greenville Samuel Decker, Cle
ment Van Etten, John W. Eaton,
William V. Walker.
Guymard Peter L. Gumaer, C.
Hoboken Howell S. Bennet.
honesdale Hon. Alonzo T. Searle,
Huguenot J. Van Drown, C. J.
Van InJgen, Benjamin C. Swart
M jdysue George W. Clark, Slm
on,iJBrk, James E. Cole, John A.
Matamoras C. A. Snyder, Rev. A.
C. Covey, J. W. Wood.
Jersey City Eston K. May.
Otisvllle I. T. Mapes.
Owego Dr. C. L. Stiles.
Shohola S. St. John Gardner, Ed
ward R. Kalbfus.
800 OF HONESDALE'S YOUNG
PF.OPLE GIVE SPLENDID REN
DITION OF COMIC OPERA AT
LYRIC THEATRE, THURSDAY,
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
NIGHTS BEFORE GREAT
The actors took their parts very
well,v and encores were frequent. It
was remarked by a number of spec
tators that there Is a great deal of
latent histrionic ability in the Maple
Tho Story Of The Piny.
The story of the play is interest
ing and nicely adapted to the pur
pose of romantic light opera.
The people of Mars are excited
over the approaching marriage of
Little Dorothy, daughter of the old
woman who lives In the shoe, to old
Peter Piper, the weather man. The
weather man, freed from his cares,
on his trip to our planet, plunges in
to merry-making, stops over to visit
the Milky Wayters on the Aurorabo
realls, and is given permission to
drink from the Big Dipper. Here
he discovers to his great surprise that
tho old cow had been failing In her
milk since she got the notion of
jumping over the moon every night.
This started them all kicking so
did tho old cow. She kicked and
kicked until she had all the ilxed
stars falling. The weather man fin
ally persuades the old cow to join
him on his trip to our planet and
entertain the guests at the marriage
of himself and little Dorothy. The
young lady has just arrived from
Carbondale and has fallen in love
with Tom Piper, a news reporter on
the GLOBE, nephew of old Piper
the Weather Man. iOin uisgulsed
himself in a suit of clothes left in
haste by the Weather Man, while be
ing placed under arrest by Officer
Degrote, for riding the cow that
jumped over the moon, through the
streets of Honesdale without a dog
license. Tom contrives to pass him
self off as the old Weather Man and
marries Dorothy. Officer Degrote
returns, after the arrest of the
weather Man, in search of clews
and discovers Tom in disguise,
whom he takes to be his escaped
prisoner. Officer Degrote now places
himself in a very embarrassing posi
A'fi, being obliged to 'impersonate
the part of an Indian. Cigar Sign
Tom, later in order to be present at
the banquet given In honor of his
marriage to Dorothy, finds that he
has to impersonate not only his un
cle, but himself, by constant change
of dress. While Tom is out making
a change of costume his uncle, the
Weather Man, returns from prison
and Is greeted by everyone as the
happy bridegroom. Finally his per
plexity is solved by tho appearance
of Tom dressed as his exact coun
terpart, and the result of the ex
planation is, old Piper claims the
bride. Officer Degrote comes to
Tom's rescue by serving a warrant
6"h old Piper and arrests him for
shooting within the city limits and
using Degrote for a target, while Im
personating a dummy. The dialo
gue throughout is remarkably bright,
brilliant in effectiveness and charm,
and the situation very amusing.
HAWLEY, II); SEELYVILLE, 18.
Seelyville Defeated Saturday Night
For First Time This Season.
The Seelyville basket ball team
went to Hawley last Saturday with
a string of twelve unbroken victories
to their credit. Hawley broke the
charm, however, defeating tho Seely
ville boys by the score of 19 to 18.
Between 75 and 100 people from
Seelyville went along to see the
game. The line-up:
Mackle Forward Swltzer
H. Polley. ..Forward Gilpin
Benny Center Schultz
Sonn Guard Ames
Mills Guard Guinn
Mackle 1, Benny 2, Benny, 1 foul,
Switzer 1, Gilpin 2, Gilpin, 1 foul.
Score at end of first half was a
Seelyville Mackle 1, H. Polley 2,
Benney 2, Bonney, 1 foul; Hawley
Swltzer 2, Gilpin 2, Schultz 1, Uuln
1. Number of points scored in sec
ond half: 11 to 12 In favor of Haw
ley. The final score was 16 to 19
In favor of Hawley.
Mornn Cuden Nuptials.
A pretty wedding was solemnized
at tho Catholic church by Rev,
Eugene O'Boyle, of Susquehanna,
Wednesday, February 22, when Miss
Mame Caden became the bride of
James Moran, of Hancock, N. Y.
Mrs. Moran Is a life-long resident of
Starrucca and is held in tho highest
esteem by all who know her. Wil
liam Caden, brother of the bride,
was bridegroom, and Mr. Moran's
sister acted as bridesmaid. Immedl
ately after tho wedding, breakfast
was served at tho home of tho bride,
The couple left on tho afternoon
train for New York and Philadelphia.
Mr. and Mrss, Moran will reside in
Hancock, N. Y. The bride was very
prettily dressed In cream crepe de
chine over nllo green silk. Her
traveling suit was navy blue broad
cloth. Slate Hill Rev. E. Irwin Gilmore.
Sparrowbush G. H. Johnson, L.
The Port Jervls Union.
IN LITERARY CONTEST
Carbondale Downs Duiiinoro mid
Honesdale In Triangular Event
At Grund Opera- House,
Carbondale scored a triumph Fri
day night in the annual literary con
test with Dunmore and Honesdale
winning two out of the four events,
the other competing towns dividing
honors for second place, each win
ning one point. The contest which
was held in the Grand Opera house
was attended by a packed house, six
carloads of Dunmore enthusiasts and
eight from Honesdale being present
to cheer their favorites on to victory.
There wore four competitions on
the program, an oration, declama
tion, recitation and essay. Tho two
former were for boys and the two
latter for girls. In the oration, "Con
servation of American Forests,"
Floyd Ellsworth Brink of Dunmore
High school was declared the victor.
In the declamation, "The Indian
Chieftain," John Sutton, of Hones
dale, won. in the essay. Miss Bes
sie Patten of Carbondale presented
a very able paper on "Pennsylvania
in Education" and was the winner
while Miss Helen Shannon of Car
bondale was the victor in the recita
tion, "A Candle Lecture," Miss Mar
garet Charlesworth representing
Honesdale. Ray Dibble delivered a
plendld oration which we print In
tun eisewnere. in all uaruonuale
made G points, Honesdale 5 and Dun
more 2. Miss Marie Bracey, Hones
dale,' read a splendid essay.
The judges were Prof. B. F.
'1 nomas, Keystone Academy, Prof.
G. Gelst, Hazleton, and Prof. James
WOMAN IS AVILL1NG
TO PAY THE PENALTY.
Scranton, Pa., February 27.
While tears coursed down her
cheeks, Emily Phillips, plead guilty
in court Saturday morning to at
tempting to secure money by false
"I have done wrong and am will
ing to pay the penalty no matter
what it may be. It was the first
criminal act I had ever committed
and I am sure it will teach me the
lesson I needed," she said, according
to Monday s Scranton Truth.
The woman first entered a plea of
guilty to the charge of forgery but
in the statements of the authorities
it was learned that her own name
had been signed to the checks which
she had presented to several business
nlaces In the cltv. She then with.
drew that plea and entered one of
obtaining money under false pre
tense. It was then shown that she
had obtained no money on the
checks. Her next plea was changed
to having attempted to obtain mon
ey by false pretense.
Her willingness to plead each
time led Judge E. C. Newcomb to re-
mark that she was a most obliging
The woman has been in jail for
three weeks and the court discharged
her under a suspended sentence. Her
home Is in Dover, Del., where her
father Is a fruit dealer, she said.
She came here from Honesdale.
Dispute At A Funeral.
"I never had anything happen like
that in my 37 years ministry, said
the Rev. W. H. Swift. D. D., as he
stood on the corner of Ninth and
Main streets, Friday afternoon where
a dispute as to the disposition of the
body of the late William Roberts,
who died at his daughter's home In
Honesdale, Tuesday evening, aged
78 years, and whose funeral services
Dr. Swift had conducted, took place
in front of tho Union station, the
sons contending that the body ought
to bo taken to York state and bur
ied by the side of his wife and chil
dren, while the daughter insisted
on his being laid to rest at Hoad
leys. Her arguments backed up by
Undertaker J. Sam Brown, carried
the day and the funeral cortege pro
ceeded to Hoadleys whore Interment
was made. Tho pall-bearers were:
Warren Roberts, Beaver Brook, N.
Y.; Abel Roberts, Beaver Brook, N.
Y.; Nelson Roberts, Port Jervls, N.
Y.; George Roberts, Honesdale, all
sons of tho deceased. The deceased
was a native of Beaver Brook, N. Y
where for forty years ho followed
the pursuit of farming. His wife
died three years ago and in 1909 he
came to Honesdale to live with his
daughter. He was a member of the
Funeral Of Miss Alice McKeunu.
Funeral services for Miss Alice
McKenna were held last Saturday
morning In St. Johns R. C. church,
and were largely attended, Rev.
Fathers Thomas M. Hanley. E.
Burke, Honesdale, Frank B. Walsh,
Hawley, officiating. John Carroll
and Miss May Finnerty sang several
touching solos. Interment was made
In St. John's cemetery. The bear
ers were: Jacob Demer, William
Kallighan, Thomas Bracey, Eugene
Cannivan, John Croghan, John Was
man. Friends and relatives from out-of-town
who attended the funeral were:
Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Kelly, Miss Mary
Qulnn, Deposit, N. Y.; Mrs. P. Mc
Shane, Miss Bessie McShane, New
burgh, N. Y.; Miss Bessie Coyle,
Montrose; Mrs. P. Heffron, Miss
Lucy Heffron, Plttston; Miss Anna
Heffron, Miss Lizzie'Croghan, Scran
ton; Mrs. T, A. Klrkwood, Misses
Margaret and Catherine Flnneran,
Carbondale. The floral tributes
were numerous and beautiful.
Hon. Leopold Fuerth Is at home
sick with the grip.
'f AS $1500 .
AT STAKE ?"
ALLEGED REASON FOR FRIDAY
"FUNERAL FIGHT," OVER
BODY OF WILLIAM ROBEBTS.
SR., WAS DESIRE ON PART OF
THREE SONS TO COMPEL
THEIR SISTER TO GIVE UP
DEED OF PROPERTY OWNED
FORMERLY BY THEIR FATH
ER. In an attempt, It Is alleged, to gel
possession of tho deed of the proper
ty of their father, the late William
Roberts, who died last Tuesday night
at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Francis Bonear, Ridge street, three
of his sons mado determined efforts
to secure his body for shipment to
York Stato and interment there, con
trary to the wishes of their father,
who had hundreds of times request
ed that his body be laid at rest by
the side of his brothers on a private
loto in the Bonear estate at Hoad
loys. Brothers Make Nuisances Of Them
selves. The brothers made a complete nui
sance of themselves down town right
in front of tho Union station. Ac
cording to the statement of one who
is in a position to know, it is alleged
that they offered to relinquish all
claim to tlielr father's body, provid
ed their sister would give up the
deed of the property in Sullivan coun
ty, New York. This property, which
is a farm consisting of about 30
acres, is worth about $1500. But
its timbered property, and perhaps
for that reason may be more valuable
some day. Mr. Ro belts, br., wueii ue
came to live with his daughter, Mrs.
Fran6is Bonear, in Honesdale, sev
eral years ago, deeded the property
over to her for the consideration of
$1, the deed being on lile at Monti
cello, N. Y. It is also alleged that
their father would not have come
here to live, but for the reason that
he couldn't live with his sons in New
In the words of an eyewitness to
the dispute in front of the station
Friday afternoon, "The brothers just
howled. I couldn't understand what
they said at all."
Officer Canivan Takes A Hand.
The "bluff" game at the station
didn't work however, thanks to Of
ficer J. J. Canivan who happened to
ue 011 liani1 when one of the three
sons from Beaver Brook held up the
driver of the hearse and demanded
from him the body of his father. Of
ficer Canivan naturally wanted to
know what the son wanted. The lat
ter replied that he demanded the
body of his father, so that ho could
ship it to Beaver Brook, N. Y., on the
Erie train, whose time of leaving
Honesdale was almost at hand. Po
liceman Canivan asked Driver Thos.
Solmon how his burial certificate
read, and on being told "Hoadleys,"
he ordered the driver to go on, and
turning to the intruder, the son, he
showed his badge, and ordered him
to move on under penalty of arrest,
despite the nroteKtntions nf the son
that he, too, had a permit, and that
it gave him permission to remove the
body to Beaver Brook
The party then drove to Hoadleys,
but It was not until late that evening
that the Interment actually took
place, TO o'clock being the time as
signed by eyewitnesses.
Aged Father Lived Happily With
According to the testimony of
neighbors of his daughter, Mrs. Bon
ear, who lives on Ridge street, Mr.
Roberts was perfectly contented to
live with her. He made much of his
five grandchildren and they loved
him in return. Mrs. Bonear, showed
honor and respect to her father un
til his last days, believing that it Is
a child's duty to take care of their
parents, who bring them up.
It is alleged that Warren Roberts
paid for the burial permit, and had
It made into a transfer to York state.
It was necessary for Georgo Roberts
to drive back from Hoadleys and get
another permit from Dr. Ely before
interment could bo made. The burial
permit was secured at Brown's un
dertaking establishment, In the ab
sence of Mr. Brown, one of his em
ployees being misled by the story told
him by one of the brothers, it is said.
Tho Rev. Dr. Swift, who had
charge of the funeral, read a brief
service over tho body at Hoadleys,
but the actual lowering into the
grave did not take place until 10
Law Suit Probable.
Any further attempts to secure
tho body mado by the brothers in
Now York stato, will be resisted, it
is said, to tho fullest extent of the
law. Mr. Roberts reason, It Is said,
for wanting to bo buried at Hoad
leys, is because two of his brothers,
for whom ho had worked and slav
ed, and In whose bringing up he
took a great part, sleep there.
Another Egg Record!
My 24 hens for January laid near
ly ono egg more per hen than Mrs.
Hazleton's, of Newfoundland, but
one less than Mr. Miller's of Pleasant
389 eggs from 24 hens during
January, 1911. And without
"sprouted oats" at that.
Very truly yours,
JOHN T. GARDNER,
February 23, 1911.
Pastor M. E. Church,