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SAFE, SANK, SURE.
68th YEAR -NO. 30
$10,000 FIRE DESTROYS THREE BARNS
Cortright, Blakney And Fowler Properties Wrecked
By Blaze Wednesday Night; Cause Unknown I
THEATRE PANIC AVKKTKI) 11V STAGE MANAGER .IOIIN CARROLL;
JJOOO WITNESS HEROIC WOItK BY FIREMEN; lilVE STOCK
SAVKI); BUILDINGS PARTIALLY INSUItEI).
THOMAS HEALEY, ALLEGED FIREBUG, ARRESTED.
8s Given A Hearing Thursday Afternoon Before
Squire Smith, and Held Under $500 Bail.
Thomas Healy was arrested Thurs
tlny on a uarrant sworn out by Eu
roiio Cortright charging lilm with
wantonly anil maliciously setting lire
to and burning the liurn of C. A.
Cortright and Son. The warrant
was served by County Detective X.
IJ. Spencer, and ho was taken before
'Squire Robert A. Smith where ho
was given a hearing lato Thursday af
ternoon and as a result of the hear
ing ho was held under $500 bail. He
pleaded not guilty to the charge.
At the hearing Attorney Chester
A. (iarratt appeared for Mr. Cort
right. Calvin Hi-own testified that when
Ijeo Kie, the Chinaman, who was the
llrst man to see the tire, enme to the
barn to notify the men to look nfter
the tire, Thomas Healy called him a
bad name and told him to go back
and mind bis own business.
K. C. Skinner testified that ho
wecincd to hnvo a standing grudge
for some time against Cortright, and
had said a number of limes thnt he
was going to get even witli him. It
seems Henley was discharged for
drunkenness and incompetency, ami
a now man had been engaged to take
his place at tho Cortright barn.
Even yesterday Healy persisted in
threats to get even with Cortright
and said "lie would get even before ,
tonight" and that "he knew what lie j
was talking about."
Tho testimony having been heard
'Squire Smith committed Healy un
der $.-00 ball.
Fire broke out Wednesday night,
shortly after nine o'clock, in the hay
loft of the barn owned by C. A. Cort
right & Son, and used by them as a
livery, at the rear of the Lyric Thea
tre in the No. 1100 block, Main
street, destroying three barns before
its course was checked. Damage was
$10,000. The ajarm was turned in
over the Consolidated 'phone from
the fruit atore of A. Barbieri, just
across the street, at 9:05 p. m. by
Lorenz Brled, and a general alarm
was sounded, all the lire companies,
viz, Honesdale Protection Engine Co.
No. 3, Hose Company No. 1, Alert
Fire Company, Chemical Fire Com
pany promptly responding. When
they reached the scene of tho con
flagration the flames had gained such
rapid headway that their efforts were
confined to saving the adjoining
properties. It was a long and stub
born fight that tho volunteer firemen
of Uonesdalo waged, and it was mid
night before tho last stream of wa
ter was turned off.
The origin of the fire is a mystery.
From all accounts it started in the
hay loft of the Cortright barn. Eu
gene Cortright, when seen early
Thursday morning by a Citizen re
porter and questioned as to the prob
able source of the fire, said:
"I haven't the least idea. It start
ed in the hay loft, so they all say.
There was a couple of tons of baled
hay stored in the loft. I never allow
any one to smoko in the barn. My
loss will be about $5,000 on which
I have about $2500 insurance."
The patrons in the Lyric Theatre
were given quite a shock by a num
ber not on the bills of tho repertoire
company appearing there in a week's
engagement. Shortly aftor nine
o'clock John Carroll, stage manager,
walked on the stage, and announced
that there was a flro in a barn next
door, but that the audience need not
Smoke began to issue from tho
footlights before ho had finished
speaking and the crowd beat a hasty
and orderly retreat from tho fire zone
to a place of safety out doors.
Tho Lyric theatre itself was some
what damaged, one cornice being
burned off, but not sufficiently to
concel the show scheduled for Thurs
day night. The members of tho
troupe ran to the lobby of the play
house and took their trunks with
them to a place of safety.
The flames gained rapid headway
licking up everything In sight. Not
withstanding tho heroic efforts of
tho firemen tho fire spread to Peter
son's and Blakney's barns adjoining
and they were speedily reduced to
ashes. Bucket brigades on adjoining
houses kept the roofs and sides wot
thus preventing the flying embers
from destroying tho adjacent dwell
ings. Tho barn right to tho rear of tho
Cortright barn Is the Honesdale
Milling Company's barn. The barn
to the north of tho livery stable barn
Is owned by Mrs. Emma Brown. ,
All tho people In the Brown prop
erties had their things torn up
ready to be removed at a moment's
notice. The first house on the north
side of the Cortright barn Is occupied
by G. P. Sommer, the Jeweler. In
the second Edward A. Lindsay
lives. The third, a big flat,
was on flro several times, and the
firemen worked hard to save It. This
flat la occupied by the families of
Harry Penwarden, O. M. Spettigue,
Jr., Jacob Riof -and County Detective
N. B. Spencer. The next Brown
house is occupied by George Lorenge
and County Superintendent J. J.
When tho flames were discovered
in the Cortright barn, a determined
effort was made to save tho eleven
horses that were stabled there. Geo.
M. Barry did splendid work in rescu
ing the imprisoned animals and tak
ing them to a place of safety in the
barn of tho Hotel Wayne. Rev. G.
S. Wendell, pastor of tho First Bap
tist church, was an early arrival on
the scene of action and assisted in
saving the 'horses. One of the steeds
was so badly burned about the
head and breast that it is feared it
will die. A large wagon load of har
ness was carted off from the Cort
No material damage was done to
the Caufleld Marble works. A large
shed, whore the men work, to the
rear of the establishment didn't
catch fire because the wind blew in
the opposite direction.
Three Hnrns Burned.
Tho barns destroyed were C. A.
Cortright and Son, livery, complete
The store house of the Fowler Mill
ing company completely destroyed.
The Brown barn was also com
pletely destroyed, William G. Blak
ney however getting his horses out
Prof. H. A. Oday, tho Chief of the
Honesdale Fire department, was
early on the scene. Tall giant that
ho Is, he towered above the rest of
tho zealous firemen, and fought like
a good follow, directing tho placing
of the streams, and preserving good
order and discipline.
Officers Levi De Groat and John
Canivan handled the crowd with
ease, and there was no disturbance
whatever, although the streets were
lined with people. North of the Dur-land-Weston
Shoe Company, for a
distance of two blocks, the streets
were packed with a solid mass of
people. Main street was filled with
a thronging, bustling crowd who
were called to tho early evening fire
from the skating rink, tho theatre
and the moving picture show to a
play that was no less exciting and
far more realistic. Fully 3000 peo
ple witnessed the conflagration.
From the Walter W. Fowler barn,
purchased by the Honesdale Milling
Company and used by them for stor
age purposes, a good many loads of
all kinds of provisions and barrels
upon barrels of gasoline and coal oil
were removed to a place of safety in
advance of the consuming flames.
Mr. Fowler got his auto out. His loss
is about $1500.
All the people In the adjoining
properties had their goods packed
up, ready to be moved at a moment's
Several barrels of molasses got
afire, nnd as tho flames veered
around tho smoke from tho blazing
syrup flashed full Into the eyes of the
firemen, almost blinding them at
times, and hindering them In the
performance of their duties. Frank
W. Schuerholz ruined a good suit of
clothes. Charles W. MacMullen fell
from a roof and was bruised consider
ably. Every time for twenty years when
the engino has been tried out (and It
was tested recently at the Lacka
waxen bridge) there has always been
a Are within a couple of days after.
It was so this time.
The damage was about $10,000,
probably half of which ia covered by
Tho engine team was not used last
night, for tho horses wore In Cort
right's barn. It was swiftly brought
into action from the City Hall, a
hundred yards away.
The Honesdale Milling Company
carried $2000 insurance.
MORE SPRAYING AXD BETTER
CARE OF TREES THE RESULT
The public Interest that Is being
taken In the lectures and demonstra
tions on orchard subjects by Profes
sor Surface's Inspectors Is extremely
gratifying. More spraying for In
sects, scale and fungus diseases will
bo done this spring than ever before
In Wayne county. Two demonstra
tions were given in Wayne county,
(Continued on J?ago Eight.)
Mrs. A. J. Rehbeln returned Mon
day from a short visit with her moth
er and sister in Philadelphia.
The Honesdale schools closed on
Wednesday afternoon for the Easter
Married on Wednesday after
noon, April 12, at the Methodist
parsonage, by the Rev. Will H. Hll-
ler, Raymond Dennis of Glrdland,
and Miss Lottie Welsh, West Da
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HONESDALE, WAYNE CO.,
Question Raised "Where Shall We Put Our Refuse?"
Treasurers' Report; Electric Lights Installed
ENGINEER JOHN LYONS GETS VACATION "WHEUE DOES SEVEN
THENTH STKEET RELOXG7" BILLS PRESENTED AND
ORDERED PAID; GOOD KOADS AXD MAIN STItEET
The Town Council met Thursday
night at City Hall, in March session,
with President Martin Cauflold in
the chair, all the members being in
attendence with the exception of
P. It. Murray. In addition to tho
council Mayor John Kuhbach and
Street Commissioner Lawrence i
Woldnor wore present. Hon. W. H.
Dimmlck was also among those
present and after the rending of the I
minutes of tho last regular and spec-'
lal meeting of March 1G, which were1
approved, President Cauflold called 1
upon Mr. Diiumick.
Among other things Mr. Dimmlck ,
said ho did not come before the
honorable body to find any fault;
that on the contrary the council has
charging their many duties. But he
appeared In the behalf of several
townspeople and the Honesdale Im-1
provement Association. "Tho ques-,
tion that confronts Honesdale to-day,
is where will we dump our ashes
and garbage? We cannot dump the;
ashes upon the streets. That is pro-1
hlbited by a borough odinance. At
present there is no place to take tho
refuse from our homes. All former
dumping grounds have been filled up
and the cartmen have been notified
not to continue throwing garbage
thereon. This spring it is more dif
ficult than ever. There ought to be
a place within a reasonable distance
from Honesdale to take care of tho
refuse. Every well regulated town
has a place of this kind." Mr. Dim
mlck suggested the old Delaware and
Hudson canal. It was discussed
among the council members and fi
nally loft with the street committee
Treasurer George W. Penwarden
reported a balance on hand of $575,
4 5. During the month $40 was re
ceived from Kreitnor Bros, for tho
privilege of tapping West street sew
er; $10 from E. F. Torroy for clean
ing crosswalks and $2 from Mayor
Kuhbach for the Nickelette license.
Mr. Penwarden, committeeman on
changing of electric lights, report
ed that the lamps at the corner of
Tenth and 'Main streets had been
erected and the one in Central park
and the one at the state bridge had
been removed to tho center of the
road, giving a much better light. Ho
Extra Session Of Con
gress Going On
DISCUSSION' OF ARBITRATION";
LITTLE PRESIDENTIAL ELEC
CITY TO THE FORE.
Washington, April 11, 1911. The
national Congress is again In ses
sion the second extra session of
tho present administration. Specula
tion as to what Congress will do Is
varied. It Is thought that tho ad
ministration would bo more than
pleased If the Congress would ratify
tho reciprocity agreement with Can
ada and adjourn, but the Democrats
who now control the house have
much more ambitious program and
Indeed there are tariff reforms that
cannot be enacted too soon. The
period between the adjournment on
tho 4th of 'March and the 4th of
April has been full of interest. Tho
sudden mobilization of the army and
its establishment on the Mexican
border has been the subject of dis
cussion throughout the length and
breadth of the land. Tho ultimate
purpose of tho administration is not
known, but preparation for any
emergoncy is the wisdom In national
affairs. It Is reported that a large
contingent of tho force now on tho
Mexican border will sail In a few
days for Honolulu. It Is known that
American interests In Mexico de
mand a strong American force near
that perturbed territory.
Tho Peace Pact.
There Is again discussion of a
peace pact between Great Britain
and the United States and between
Franco and the United States. With
reciprocity with Canada and peace
agreements with Great Britain and
France, there would be little reason
for tho continuous expensive naval
preparation of the last decade; but
there is no assurance that the Senate
will ratify such peace agreements as
the two great Anglo-Saxon govern
ments may arrange with each other.
There are some Senators that are
(Continued on Pago Four.)
f A special feature of next
-f Wednesday's Citizen will bo an
Interview with Mr. Willis P. -f
Sweatnam whom Wayno Coun- -f
ty knows as a summer visitor -f
-f and one of tho most celebrated
burnt cork comedians on the -f
PA., FRIDAY, APRIL
OF TOWN COUNCIL
was continued on the committee un
til tho different lamps have been
satisfactorily adjusted. The Incan
descent lamps for Erie street have
not as yet arrived, but will be placed
in position as soon as they are re
ceived. Caro of Trees.
Under unfinished business the
master of tho care and protection of
Hdnesdalo's maple trees. was pre
sented by the president. Ho claim
ed it was necessary to do something
along this line, but did not favor
springtime to do pruning. President
Caufleld stated that the Honesdale
Improvement Association had done
a groat deal toward beautifying this
place and it was worthy of all the
help and assistance obtainable and
that ho felt it was tho council's
duty to do all in its power to en
courage them." "Honesdale, with
out its trees, would be lost, said
Mr. t'aulleld. .-Mr. Penwarden sug
gested that the street commissioner,
accompanied by a committee. Inspect
the trees In the park and cut out
tho dead limbs and trees if neces
Chief Engineer John Lyons asked
for a week's vacation. On motion of
Mr. Penwarden, seconded by Mr
Canivan, it was granted.
All members of the council, in
cluding the Mayor, were invited to
enjoy a "skate." A letter was read
by Secy Kimble from the manage
ment of the Honesdale Roller Skat
ing rink Inviting the councllmen to
be present at the opening of the
rink. Complimentary tickets were
sent which were afterwards dlstrlbU'
ted among the councllmen by the
Mr. Gonung stated that Edward
Katz desired a grade at the corner
of Main nnd Seventeenth streets, as
he intended building and wanted
tho grade before work of excavation
This brought up the question,
"Dqes Seventeenth street belong to
the borough?" From what can be
ascertained It appears that the street
was never turned over to the bor
ough. That at one time it was an
alley and was used only as an ac
commodation for property holders
living on what is now East street
(Continued on Page Ff..").
Honesdale Banker Returns
From Delightful Tour
WITH MRS. THOMPSON VISITS
BERMUDA, PORTO RICO AND
"Everything went like clockwork
on our trip," said Andrew P. Thomp
son, vice-president of the Honesdale
National Bank, In describing the de
lights of a Southern trip which he
and Mrs. Thompson took, and from
which they returned the first of the
"We sailed from New York March
18 on the steamer Hamburg of the
Hamburg-American line. Wo first
touched at Bermuda, 700 miles out
from New York, where we stayed
two days. Then, wo went to St.
Thomas In the Danish Islands, and
.wore thero about six hours. It's
about 870 miles from Bermuda.
"From thero we went to Porto
Rico, San Juan, where we saw the
American flag floating over the Mor
ro Castle. We were there about two
days. It's a beautiful Island, with
high mountains in the interior, pro
ducing coffee, sugar, bananas and all
the tropical fruits.
"From there we went to Colon,
Panama, In the Canal zone, where
we had a special train, and went
nlong tho canal stopping at Bethuno
locks, lias Obispo and Culebra cut.
Meets Uonesdalo People.
"We met Major and Mrs. Edgar
Jadwln, formerly of Honesdale, who
accompanied us, he going as far as
Culebra Cut, and Mrs. Jadwln as far
"The people In Honesdale," re
marked Mr. Thompson, "may be
proud of Major Jadwln and tho great
work ho has and Is accomplishing
there. Ho Is a son of Hon. C. C. Jad
wln, 'and wont thero soon after the
War Department took charge. He Is
third In command, and has had
charge of the Bethuno locks. Ho has
finished that part and now la work
ing on tho Bas Oblsco dam and
breakwater on the Atlantic side.
"Calvin Kimble Is thero too. I
didn't meet him though. There are
several there from this section,
Impresslvo Canal Work.
"Wo were Impressed with the
wonderful work the thousands and
tens of thousands of men engaged In
that work, with all the appliciances
that modern machinery, can assist In
"We landed In New York April 8.
I didn't gain any In weight. We en
joyed summer weather. Wo weren't
(Continued on Page Five.)
WEEKLY PRIZE WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Lucky Kick Contestants Are Awarded Citizen Prizes
For Excellence Of Kontributions
AltIO YOU AMONG THEM? IF NOT, DON'T WOItHY; ANOTHER
CHANCE NEXT WEEK; HEMEMBKR EVERY LITTLE BIT
HELPS, AND KICK.
THIS IS THE DAY WHEN EVERYONE GRABS THE CITIZEN TO
SEE IF THEY'VE WOX A PRIZE. AVE TAKE PLEASURE IX AWARD
IXG THE PHIZES THIS WEEK AS FOLLOWS: (1) HILDA VETTER
LEIX, PAUPACK, SEE BELOW; (2) (FOR BREVITY) ORSAMUS R.
WHITE, GALILEE, HE'LL NEED MORE THAN A DOLLAR TO SOOTHE
HIS'SISTER WHEN SHE LOOKS BELOW; (a) CIX)TILDA LANE, WHITE
MILLS, WHOSE KICK APPEARED IX THE LAST ISSUE OF THE CITI
ZEX; AWARDED BY ADVICE OF RECORDING AXGEL; D. M. PEN
XELL, HAWLEV, WHOSE KICK APPEARED IX THE LAST ISSUE OF
THE C1TIZEX, TO HELP HER GET THAT EASTER CHAPEAU. FOR
DETAILS OF KOXTEST SEE PAG E li. SOME OF THE KICKS ARE AS
I kick kause P. J. T. Tuttle spell
ed Kontaglous with a c.
F. S. KEENE.
Answer: He ought to have known
better, hadn't he?
I kick for a town kurfew.
Answer: You should have seen tho
size of the chap who wants the kur
few. Editor Citizen:
We kick because Honesdale is not
S. F. WELLS.
Answer: Town Council'Il get you
if you don't watcli out.
I kick because my sister wears
ORSAMUS R. WHITE,
Answer: My, Isn't she the stylish
I kick because the roads are mud
dy when I want to go out Sunday
nights to see my girl.
Answer: Well, as long as she
doesn't kick what do you kare?
I kick because the liealth officer
didn't bury his pony.
W. H. HITTINGER,
White Mills, Pa.
Answer: We don't blame you, and
KISS TA TA ?
W. H. 0. Starts Crusade
WANTS EVERYONE TO SIGN
PLEDGE TO DISCOURAGE
Is the kiss in Honesdale doomed to
"Stop kissing," is the injunction of
tho W. H. O. to people here. It In
cludes everybody, men, women and
babies, sweethearts and married
W. H. O. stands for World Health
Organization and Mrs. I. Rechtin, of
Cincinnati, Is president.
Circulars urging upon Honesdale
people to stop kissing have been re
ceived from Mrs. Rechtin and peo
ple are asked to take a pledge
which reads as follows:
"In order to encourage good
health and lessen tho spread of
consumption I desire to join the
World's Health organization and
hereby pledge myself to discourage
the custom of kissing on the lips
whenever it la in my power."
If anyone was to ask the W. H.
O. what's In a kiss the answer would
be "germs." Who's believe It?
"Why not stop kissing," reads the
circular. "It Is a time honored cus
tom and one person cannot stop it.
It is only In unity that sufficient
strength can bo gained to convince
the civilized world that kissing la
pernicious and unhealthful."
W. H. O. membors wear "Don't
Kiss Mo" badges. Truly, the way of
the "kisser" Is hard.
SRflBLE I I
This coupon represents one vote cast
for President of the Smile Club and one
for Vice President.
Polls close 12
For details see
Us Get Both !
WHAT! IHIl FORECAST'S MAI It.
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SAFE, SANK, fgjKtK.
PRICE 2 GENTS
a health ofllcer at that. Our advlco
to you is to procure 1 very bad cold
In the head. Perhaps you can
I kick because:
White Mills is a hole between two
And a very contented people,
A woman standing In every door,
And a church without a steoplo.
Answer: That's about as bad as a
man without a country, isn't it?
I kick because I have to work,
And still they say I am a shirk.
BLANCHE M. FOWLER,
Answer: You have our sympathy.
That's what they say about us.
Editor The Citizen:
I kick because there is so much
And I 'have no rubbers to wear,
So if I get the dollar you bet I'll buy
me a pair.
Answer: Hero's your dollar. We
hate to see any one get wet feet.
Remember the rubbers and help us
get that 5,000 circulation.
While reading your kicks I have
decided to kick, and I kick hard be
cause I have to wash dishes threo
times a day.
Answer: That's easy, Anna. Sim
ply stop eating.
Papers Granted By The
LIST OF APPLICANTS AND STA
TISTICS CONCERNING THEM.
Naturalization court was con
vened Monday altornoon at 2 o'clock
when fourteen applicants for citizen
ship answored the customary ques
tions, were vouched for by two wit
nesses each, and granted papers all
within the space of 48 minutes. The
names of the applicants, and their
residences are: Charles' Harman,
Max Donnhardt, Oscar Emile Denn
hardt, Leonard William Wagner,
Honesdale; Samuel Grabow, Lake
vllle; Walter James Graham, Frank
Jeko, White Mills; Georgo Thomas
Daniels, Carloy Brook; Otto Brown,
Ariel; Frank Suponclz, Josef Herva
tin, Joseph Skubls, John Babcr, Jos.
Poloncin, Clinton township. All but
three are married men, with chil
dren, and own their own property,
which in tho majority of cases is
A list of.the applicants, their place
of birth, present residence, date of
arrival in United States, place of ar
rival, witnesses, and their residence
Is as follows: '
Charles Haiman, Nova Alexan
dria, Russia, August 1, 1892, Marks
Bregstein, Morris Freeman, Hones
dale. Samuel Grabow, Minsk, Russia,
Lakeville, July 14, 1891, Frank P.
Kimble, William Altemelor, Uones
dalo and Arlington.
(Continued on Page Eight.)
noon, June 16.