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59th YEAR. NO. 94
HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1911.
S'RICE 2 CENTS
CANDIDATES FILE MUCH COLOMBIAN
OF WA1 COUNTY
SCHOOL D RECTORS
i COUNTY SEAT MAY
E LACK GOVERNMENT
Agent For S. P. C. A. Given
50 Men Selected In The
PAKE OFFICE DECEMBER 1,
WHEN NEW CODE BECOMES
OPERATIVE TIE VOTES IN
Under the provisions of the new
thool code of Pennsylvania, the
rms of all the school directors In
lie state expire on December 1. The
boards consisted of six members.
(id were elected for terms of three
;ars. The now boards, which were
lected on November 7, will consist
live members. The term of a
Ihool director henceforth will be
Ix years. Those elected Tuesday,
lovember 7, were: Two for two
hars, two for four years, and one
Ir six years. In the following list
directors, the first two named were
lected for two years, the two fol-
Iwing for four years and the last
Ir six years.
Berlin G. C. Olver, It., J. W.
3inmg, It.: John W. Lozo, R., M. J.
inner, D.; Wm. J. Perkins, R.
Bethany I. J. Many, J. V.
larnes, R.; B. F. Blake, R.; James
Ihns, R.; M. E. Lavo, R.
Buckingham Edw. Eggler, R.,
E. Holbert, R. and D.; E. W. Chap-
in, R.; Thos. w. Geegan, Jr., D.;
o. Brain, R.
Canaan J. C. Snedeker, R.,
Imes F. Moylan, D.; C. Mannick, R
Im. Scully, D.i J. E. Lockwood, R.
I Cherry Ridge J. Philip Dirlam,
: John Spinner, D.; A. M. Sander-
Ick, R.; R. B. Bonear, D.; Wm. J.
I Clinton F. E. Looinis, R.; Frank
lie, R.; G. H. Knapp, R., Orson Ltl-
R. : F. N. Rude, D.
I Damascus Chas. Lovelass, R.,
ed Seipp, D.; S. D. Nobler R.; G.
ADranara, u.: Roy Ellison. R.
iDroher Reuben Lancaster, R., A.
lUsborn, D.; Arthur Simons, M. D.,
ueo. E. Ehrhardt. D.: Robert
IDyberry J. E. Henshaw, R., R. W.
mble, D.; C. Egan, R., Thomas J.
far, R.: Ed. Bunnell, D.
lLake C. F. Clark, R., Elmer
lapman, R. ; Harry R. Samson, R.,
w. sandercock, R.; Aaron Black,
Lebanon F. Avery, R., Scott
suglass, II.; E. D. GoodnouKh. R..
jtnuel Robinson, R.; Fred Ehr-
Lehigh Frank Bender, R., C. W.
iragan, u.; li. 13, Phillips, R C.
uuenuorger, K.; G. L. Tritchler,
Manchester Heenan Cole, R.,
3d Warlleld, 11.: B. Gillow. R.. J.
jthaway, R.; Thomas A. Gregg,
It. Pleasant Frank Giles, R.,
ink Hauenstein, D.; George F.
ft. 'R., S. B. Doyle, D.; J. J, Per-
Jregon A. T. Sluman. R.. John
ptz, D.; W. H. Colwell, D., Henry
ssman, u.; Jacob Riener, R.
Jaimyra Michael Leonard. D.:
Iicob A. Collum, R., R. Laabs, 'R..
I) ; George Kellerman, R., John P.
I'nn; Seth Brink, R.
'aupack C. A. Locklin, R Rlch-
Hazelton, D.: Conrad Reineke.
Frank Olmsted, D.: C. A. Cram-
'resion Jos. Fltzsimmons. fB.
Kid, W. R. Belknap tie); I. S.
inett, M. Westgate: E. W. Hine.
Salem A. N. Patterson, R F.
er, li.', O. E. Burris, R.. Asa F.
lies, D.; Rosco H. Conklin.
Kcott A. Thorne, R., G. Vermll-
l, R.; Frank Karcher, R Ted. V.
Icum, R.; Wm. Eberleln, D.
kouth Canaan L. M. Cease, R., G.
Hinas, ii.; l'nmp Frisbie, R., M.
Minds, D.; Royal Brooks, R.
sterling S. N. Cross, R T. E.
vens, it.; f, Jj. Hartford, It., C. J.
in, 11.; Lewis Butler, D.
Bfexas Frank A. Brunner, D E.
Murtna, u.; Fred La Point, D
uoroad, U.; John J. Killgallon.
Vhite Mills John Tuman, Henry
I Schiller; Joseph Spinner, M. J.
Iter: John C. Sonner.
h'eelyville Chauncey Purdy, A. W.
; Edward Welch, Walter Stocks;
I A. Dunkelberg.
Ilawley Chas. H. Schardt, D.,
Iio C. Voigt, D.; Joseph S. Pen
1. R., A. H. Catterall, D.; M. J.
Ilonesdaie J. A. Brown, R. and
A. M. Lelne, R. and D.: T. B.
Irk, R. and D Fred C. Schoell, R.
u.; w. j. ward, it. and D.
'rompton A. E. Snedeker. R..
Ink Adams, D.; Peter Knaz. R
Iiry Hogencamp; Charles A. Hub
ptarrucca J. K. Stearns. I. Ii.
:k; S. L. Glover, C. T. Glover; S.
IVaymart J. B. Keen, Jr.. R.. F.
I Stephenson, R.; M. T. Spangen
g. R F. R. Varcoe, R.; Ray W.
In view of tno fact that candidates
school director In Palmyra and
Iston townships, received the same
aber of votes, it may be of Inter-
I to know what the new School
Re says should be done In case of
vote for director.
Phe article from the New School
(e. Laws of Pennsylvania, page
I. Section 213. is as follows:
I In case it should occur at any
Iictlon that two (2) or more can-
llates for school director receive
same number of votes lor the
Papers To Serve
SOHIMMELL arrested on BRUS
SELLS' COMPLAINT; TURNS
ROUND AND SWEARS OUT
WARRANT AGAINST PLAINTIFF
A. F. Schlmmell, Hotel Wayne por
ter, was arrested late Wednesday
night by County Detective N. B.
'Spencer on a warrant sworn out by
John Brussells, a farmer living near
Bear Swamp, Texas township, charg
ing nim with the breaking of a wag
on tongue and the disappearance of a
cow and a team of horses. Schim
moll was taken before 'Squire Wil
liam H. Ham, who paroled him for
a hearing Thursday morning at 10:30
Tho reporter arrived at the
'Squire's office a little ahead of time
Thursday morning, and those are the
circumstances leading to the issu
ance ot the warrant as 'Squire Ham
related them to the newspaperman.
"He" (Brussells); said 'Squire
Ham, " came here (i.e., to Hones
dale) last night with two horses and
a cow tied behind. He got up to tho
Wayne County House. While there
he says somebody broke the end of
the wagon tongue. Then ho bought
a cow last night. So ho had' two
cows. ' Later, ho discovered that
"the cow ho had first was gone, and
the horses 'were gone. Me didn't
know where they had gone. He
charged Ray Schlmmell with doing
all this. Chief of Police Canlvan
came in and said to mo it was all
right. The horses were in the barn.
The wagon tongue dropped on the
ground and broke itself, so it
wouldn't amount to much. I got out
of bed three times for Brussells last
Just then Schlmmell came in, ac
companied by Chas. McMullen .and
' Well, you didn't run away," re
marked the 'Squire to Mr. Schlmmell,
by way of greeting.
"Well, I guess not," ho answered.
"Now wo Want to make a charge
against that man for cruelty to ani
od 'Squire Ham, when the plaintiff
luuea to appear, "ana Brussells will
have to pay the costs.''
Schlmmell then swore out Informa
tion charging "that on or about tho
22d day of November, 1911, in the
borough of iHonesdale, one John
Brussells did maliciously cause cruel
ty to animals by tieing a cow with
a short rope In such a way that tho
cow was forced under tho wagon to
which it was tied, which caused un
necessary pain and cruelty to the
said cow; and also left his horses
unblanketed and unfed and unwater
ed from 2:30 p. m. until C p. m."
A warrant was then made out, and
given to Detective Spencer, who Is
also the agent for the Wayne County
S. P. C. A., to serve.
Present at the hearing besides
those already mentioned, were N.
Eggleston and Walter Dudley.
Show Favorites Return
Harry Kelly in "His Honor tho May
or," Booked for Thanksgiving
Eve, nt tho Lyric.
Recollect a few seasons ago when
Alfred E. Aarons and William Ray
mond Sill piloted this way a musical
concoction called "His Honor the
Mayor?" A few of us know that it
had had a summer run In old New
York and that Harry Kelly had been
conspicuous in the success it had
achieved. Harry Kelly was the Dea
con Flood, one of the most amusing
chacacterizatlons on the stage. To
use the language of tho diamond,
His Honor "had everything," includ
ing the original English pony ballet
and got It over tho footlights so fast
that the audienco was tired from ap
plauding. We all remember how His
Honor came back a half score of
times to Scranton and Wilkes-Barre
and played to some of the largest au
diences ever seen in those cities. It
has been on tho shelf for a couplo of
seasons but this year Kelly has re
vived it with great success and in his
original role of Deacon Flood and
supported by many favorites will be
the attraction at tho Lyric Theatre
Wednesday night, Nov. 29, starting
at 8 ip. m. sharp to enable tho Amity
Club dancors to enjoy both entertain
ments. Attend the Bell Ringers at the
Lyric Theatre on Friday night. They
same office, the said persons shall
in such manner as they see fit de
cide which of them shall be en
titled to the office for which they
received an equal number of votes,
and In case they fail so to do and
to file with the president or secre-
tary of the board of school dlrec- '
tors in said district, within twenty
(20) days after the election, a
paper signed by all the candidates
receiving the same number of votes
stating which of said persons shall
hold said office, then. In that case,
the office for which they were can
didates shall be vacant and the
board of school directors organiz
ing in December following fill
such vacancy by tho appointment
of an eligible person, but none ot
the parties who had received an
equal number of votes for such
office shall be eligible for such
Honesdale Borough Board
Meets Dec. 6
AFTER THAT DATE DISTRICT
BOARD AVILL BE COMPOSED OF
FIVE MEN JUDGE SEARLE
At a meeting that has been called
for Wednesday evening, (December
6, at the Library Room in the high
school building, the newly elected
school directors of the Honesdale
borough district will take the oath
of office and will later organize for
the new year as provided under the
new school code. The board from
that day will consist of live direc
tors instead of six, as the code en
titles the district to one director
Five members of the present
board having been re-elected, will
be a part of the new organization.
They are Secretary Arthur M. Lelne,
the well-known pharmacist; "Fred C.
Schoell, the popular Main street
tonsorlal artist; T. B. Clark, tho
cut glass manufacturer, with a resi
dence at north end; 'William J.
Ward, assistant cashier of the
Wayne County Savings Bank;
Joshua A. Brown, of Menner & Co's
department store. All of these
gentlemen have served on the board
for, a number of years and are fami
iliar with the school affairs of the
district. The voters of the borough
attested to their worth by re-electing
each with handsome majorities.
President Senrlo Retires.
The only member who retires Is
Hon. Alonzo T. Searle. who was re
cently elected President Judge of
Wayne county. Judge Searle served
twenty-one years as a school direc
tor. Three of the members of the
new board will be Republicans, al
though during the campaign all of
tho directors were endorsed by the
other parties. The school affairs of
the borough as a general thing have
been kept out of politics, so that the
partisan feature really does not
count for anything'.
With the inauguration of tho new
board, a number of important sub
jects relating to the schools of the
district will bo taken up. The. new
school code provides for some
changes affecting this district and
steps will at once be taken to c6n
form to the now law. However,
the first matters to bo taken up is
tho selection of a president, secre
tary and treasurer and the election
of a solicitor. The first order of
business will be the meeting of the
old board, the settling up of the ac
counts following which the old
board will be dissolved. The direc
tors will then re-organize by swear
ing each other in. The borough
auditors 'will audit their accounts.
CHANGES MADE IN
Bigger Trout For Soino Streams Says
Harrisburg, Nov. 23. N. R. Dul
ler, recently named as commissioner
of fisheries by Governor John K.
Tener, has issued a statement in
which he outlines important changes
in the conduct of the department of
which he Is the head.
"In the distribution of trout In the
future," says Buller, "It is proposed
to send out yearlings so far as possi
ble, except that In the fall, if the
streams are in the proper condition,
fish will then bo shipped at a size
varying from three to five Inches.
Where clubs and parties have built
ponds or otherwise made arrange
ments for taking care of the young
fish and carrying them to a mature
age, the department expects much as
sistance and will ship the fish in
the spring in the young stage, bo
cause that will relieve the depart
ment of the necessity of carrying
them In Its own waters to an advanc
Wall-eyed pike, white fish, blue
pike, lake herring and shad, Buiier
says, will bo shipped out in the fry
stage, as in the past, because the
enormous numbers in which they are
hatched makes It impossible to raise
them successfully at tho hatcheries.
"The number of hatcheries In the
state is not so much of a factor as
the efficiency of the hatchery In pro
ducing fish," Is Bullor's next state
ment, and he goes on to declare that
the upbuilding of stations where the
conditions are most favorable will se
cure better results In a more econo
mical way than distributing the mon
ey over a number of stations, none of
which is up to the highest state of
Buller asks the full co-operation of
every one in making the department
of fisheries what he wishes it to be.
He lays stress upon the need for co
operation from the farmer.
Amity Club Ball.
A committee consisting of Messrs.
Jos. A. Bodie, Jr., George Burkett,
F. W. Schuerholz and Edward Ma
they are looking after the prelimin
ary details of the twentieth annual
ball of the Amity Club which will be
held at tho new State Armory,
Thanksgiving eve, November 29.
Struck By Stray Bullet WlUlo Hunt
ing. A Mr. Kimble, of Kimble, while
out deer hunting between Glen Ayre
and Kimbles Tuesday was struck on
the forehead by a stray bullet and
slightly injured. He was stunned
for about 15 minutes. His condi
tion Is not serious.
I in'illi dlrMrfti'itt!
Conflicting Laws As To
1 Municipal Officers
NEW COUNCILMEN UNCERTAIN
WIU'JN TERMS AVILL BEGIN
BOROUGH MAY BE WITHOUT
LEGAL GOVERNMENT FOR A
Honesdale may be affected by tho
enactment at the last session of the
legislature of laws designed to
carry into effect the provisions of
the constitutional changes authoriz
ed at the election in 1909, which has
created a condition of chaos regard
ing tho commencement of tho terms
of office of municipal officers through
out the state that threatens to vex
tho courts and cause no end of tur
moil In the boroughs of the com
monwealth next month.
The schedule adopted with tho
constitutional amendments provides
that "after the year 1910, and until
tho legislature shall otherwise pro
vide all terms of city, ward, borough,
township and election division offi
cers shall begin on the first Monday
of December In an odd numbered
If tho legislature had let tho mat
ter rest there "would now bo no
doubt about when the terms of office
of the officers elected two weeks
ago would commence. But appar
ently somebody secured the enact
ment of two laws on the subject in
tne closing hours of the session,
which are in such conflict with each
other that dt is now likely that tho
boroughs of the state will bo with
out legal government between the
first Monday of December and the
first Monday of January.
On June 9 last an act was passed
providing that the members of the
legislative departments of the muni
cipal governments of this common
wealth, hereafter elected shall as
semble in the respective places of
meeting for the purpose of organiza
tion at 10 o'clock In the forenoon of
the first day of tho term following
the municipal election on which the
term of any member of such legis
lative department shall begin and
that the mayor of all cities of this
Commonwealth shall be inaugurat
ed and take tho official oath at 12
o'clock noon of tho first day of the
tejJor which.. they shall have been.
A borough government being a
municipal government, the terms of
office of borough officers elected at
the recent election should, under the
provisions of this act and the sched
ule to the constitutional amend
ments commence on the first Mon
day of December, 1911. But ten
days after the passage of tho law
quoted above, the legislature enacted
another law which provides that:
' Councils of the several boroughs
of this commonwealth shall organize
on tho first Monday of January,
1912, and biennially thereafter."
This leaves the officers of tho sov
oral boroughs In a quandary as to
when they should effect the new or
ganization and they are awaiting a
decision from the courts as to what
tho legislature meant when it en
acted the conflicting laws. Of
course the members of the legisla
ture do not know, as few of them are
oven awaro that the law of June 19
was passed at all.
If .the act carried with it the reg
ulation repealer, repealing all laws
and parts of laws in conflict with
the act of June 19, the courts -will
probably decide that the present
borough governments shall hold over
until the first Monday of January,
1912, when the new officers will be
Don't ICnock Your Town.
'When one finds he is out of sym
pathy with his town, and can only
say a good word for it coupled with
an apology, he ought to get out.
Many people fall Into a sort of un-i
conscious habit of growling. But
it's a miserable habit. Such people
make themselves a dead weight,
while of course, they Imagine them
selves particularly Independent. The
individual has about all he can do
to get along under his own loads,
and he wants help and encourage
ment from those going his way, and
who are Identified with him in in
terest. So -with tho town. It haB
Its Interests to care for, and it needs
all the pluck, all the energy, all the
co-operation and helpfulness Its citi
zens can provide and bring to bear.
fSoecial to The Citizen.
Riverdale, Pa., Nov. 23.
Mrs. Stephen Hauenstein, who has
been visiting at Maple Grove and
Curtis Valley for several weeks, has
returned to her home.
Mr. and 'Mrs. Wallace Vas Bin
der, Miners Mills, spent a few days
of last' week at W. A. Gustin's. They
also, in company with Mr. and Mrs.
Gustln visited their sister, Mrs. M.
L. Slayton at Bethany on Thursday
Mrs. Margaret Wildensteln 1b
spending this week at Honesdale.
Charlotte Ihlefeldt, Belmont, visit
ed her niece, Arlene Wildensteln, a
part of last week.
Rev. W. T. Schenck will preach at
this place on Sunday at four o'clock.
Jacob Jerua spent two days of last
week in Honesdale.
W. S. Martin was also a "business,
caller in Honesdale last week.
The man who cheapens himself
is pretty sure to be marked down by
Eighty-Four Spent Less
Than Fifty Dollars Each
OTHER CANDIDATES SPENT
FROM $055 ON DOWN IN TRY
ING FOR OFF1C13 DEO. 7 DAST
DAY FOR FILING EXPENSES.
December 7 is the last day for the
filing of detailed accounts of election
November 10, Frank P. Kimble,
Democratic candidate for election to
the office of Judge, certified that for
the purpose of securing or In any way
affecting his election he had received
no contributions whatsoever; but
that he had disbursed for that pur
pose the sum of $055, dlstributea as
follows: Treasurer county commit
tee, $500; travelling expenses, ?25;
printing and postage, ?130.
On the same day and date Frank
C. Kimble, successful candidate for
election to the office of Sheriff, cer
tified that he expended for the pur
pose of securing his election, ?170;
of which amount the treasurer of the
county committee received ?150, and
the other ?20 was paid out for
Six days later, November 1G, Ne
ville Holgate, the successful Demo
cratic candidate for election to the
office of Commissioner certified that
he spent ?245 for tho purpose of se
curing his election, to wit: Assess
ment, ?7G; advertising, ?G4; livery,
?1G; hotel, ?25; workers, $25; inci
Eighty-four candidates for election
to various borough and township of
fices certified that their aggregate re
ceipts or disbursements in connec
tion with the election held November
7, 19J1, did not exceed fifty dollars.
Miss Florence Brown Run Down by
norso and Injured.
Miss Florence, daughter of Mrs.
Richard H. Brown, of Main street,
was thrown and run over by a horse
and wagon near the State bridge
Wednesday evening about G o'clock.
She escaped with slight injuries. No
bones were broken.
Miss Brown was crossing Park
street near Hotel Wayne, .when ,r-
short distance from tho bridge she
saw a horse coming down Park
street, but thought she could cross
the street and reach the bridge in
safety. A team of horses was in
front of her which prevented her
from advancing. Before sho could
get out of tho course of the runa
way she was struck, thrown to the
ground and trampled upon by the
Dr. F. W. Powell had just left his
home when he heard Miss Brown
give a shriek. The crash followed.
He hastened to the scene of the ac
cident, but Miss Brown had gained
her footing and started home. Dr.
Powell was afterwards called.
Upon examination he found a
deep scalp wound upon the top of
her head. Miss Brown's right foot
was badly bruised and cut. Her
right hanu and arm were also
bruised. It is presumed that the
horse had stepped upon her. Miss
Brown wore gloves. Although there
was found a slight aperture in the
back of tho right hand, the glove was
not cut. Her body was badly bruis
ed. Miss Drown is rapidly improving
from her miraculous escape much to
the gratification of her many
The runaway was stopped in tho
middle of the block .below the State
brldgo by the overturning of the
wagon. It is not known whose horse
It was but it is claimed to have come
from Bear 'Swamp. The bridle 'bore
a letter "B" on tho eye blinder.
Lookout, Pa., Nov. 23.
E. Teeple is spending a few days
In Pike county deer hunting. He
had the good luck to shoot a large
deer one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Grant Hawley and
daughter, Mrs. Lewis Hill, also Mr.
and Mrs. Bert Gillow, attended tho
Teachers Institute at Honesdale on
Thursday and Friday of last week.
C. I. Hopkins and family, Riley
vllle, spent Sunday at Grant tHaw
ley's. Mrs. Jesse Hatheway visited
friends at Hancock a few days last
Ellis Maudsley has gone to Bing
hamtln to visit his brothers, Henry
and Earl Maudsley, who reside In
Coo 'F. Young of Braman, spent
Sunday at J. R. Maudsley's.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Steveson visited
Mrs. H. Daney on Sunday last.
Ilr. and Mrs. Wesley Rutledge and
son of Rutledgedale, spent Sunday
at John A. Hill's.
Frances Edsall has gone to Mid
dletown, N. Y., where she will spend
Neville Holgate, of Honesdale,
was a business caller at this placo on
J. R. Maudsley made a trip to Cal
llcoon on Tuesday.
Quite a number attended the La
dles' Aid held at the pleasant homo
of Mrs. S. J. Rutledge on Thursday
last. The next meeting will be held
at the home of Mrs. Grace Edsall.
Mr. and Mrs. George Knapp are
visiting their daughter, Mrs. Millard
Teeple, at Pond Eddy, N. Y.
Maggie Flynn Is visiting friends
at Cochecton, N. Y.
Professional Men Bought
Heavily of Magazine
SOME OF THEM GOT LARGE
DIVIDENDS, AND MAY RECEIVE
PART OF THEIR MONEY BACK
WHEN- CO.MPANY'S AFFAIR8
ARE SETTLED UP.
The fact that scores of small In
vestors in Honesdale and vicinity lost
money in tho ill-fated Columbian
Magazine has been learned in connec
tion with tho latest developments in
tho financial muddlo which occurred
a couple of weeks ago in New York,
when Frank Orff, president of the
Columbian Sterling Publishing Co.,
and J. F. B. Atkin, an attorney con
nested with the concern, were ar
rested on a charge of using the mails
It is said the local Investors are
confined principally to professional
men of the city. It is known that at
the time tho Columbian Magazine
was started some years ago the so
licitors worked this section very ex
tensively and Bcores of men invest
ed small sums. It is claimed that
one Honesdaler invested to the extent
of ?1200, and is probably the heav
iest loser in this section of the state.
The proposition looked legitimate
and was open and above board. The
stock sold at $1.00 principally In
blocks of ten. The average Investor
purchased ten shares of stock and
secured a two years' subscription to
the periodical for ?13. The extra
?3 covered the cost of the subscrip
tion for the magazine which was a
The investors do not lose the en
tire sum spent for stock, as consider
able dividends have been paid and
there is a possibility that a certain
percentage will bo realized when the
affairs of the company which aro now
in the hands of a receiver, aro ad
justed. One Honesdaler who in 1907
purchased 20 shares of stock said
yesterday that he had received G4
per cent, of his money back through
dividends. Ho received a quarterly
dividend of 4 ner cent, for four
years, making a total of G4 per cent.
Tho Columbian Magazine Company
apparently ep.Vjyed smooth sailing
and a prosperous business until some
months ago when the Hampton Mag
azine was purchased. Stockholders
in both companies were asked to ex
change their stock for shares in the
new Columbian Sterling Publishing
Company, which it was announced
had taken over the business of both
magazines as well as tho plant of a
third periodical which had been en
tered in the combination. It was
figured that dividends were to be
paid at tho rate of 12 per cent, and
a dividend of 2 per cent, was de
clared only a few weeks ago. Coin
cident with the last dividend came
an effort to sell more stock in tho
Many of the stockholders, among
them the Honesdale investors, had
declined to turn In their original
shares of the Columbian company.
Rumors regarding the questionable
financial condition of the new com
pany spread rapidly. An Investiga
tion was started by a federal grand
jury when New York shareholders
took the matter in their hands and
asked for a receiver who was ap
pointed. A stockholders' committee was
then organized and made an attempt
to raise funds through an assess
ment of shares. The money raised in
this manner was to .be used in firm
ly establishing tho business of the
Honesdale Investors received fre
quent communications asking for the
payment of a stock assessment to
raise funds to continue the business,
suggesting 10 per cent, as a reason
able assessment. As far as known
no local Investor has shown any dis
position to "throw good money after
It Is said with one exception the
majority of Honesdale stockholders
aro Involved to tho extent of less
than ?100. So many persons bought
stock, however, that tho loss In this
city will total ?10,000. One investor
Is "thanking his lucky stars" that he
sold out, Just beforo the crash came,
at 45. What some of the other in
vestors think wouldn't bo fit for pub
lication In a family paper like Tho
Mad Dog Scare!
Dr. Lidstouo Shoots Frothing Canine
In Barn of Miss Ig Children
Honesdale was treated to a real
live " mad dog scare," Thursday
morning, when a canine belonging
to Edward Murtha, 421 Grove street,
suddenly lost his wits and started
for the heart of the city, frothing at
tho mouth, and howllng""and yelping
as he flew along. So far as is
known, six other canines were bit
ten by him, including the little dog
of Joseph Bracey before his mad
rush waB stopped by Dr. Vanco R.
Lldstone, a veterinary surgeon, who
shot him in the barn adjoining the
homo of Miss Mame Igo, 252 Erie
street. Fortunately Monsieur Dog
went on a rampage during school
hours. Otherwise some of the little
tots might have been bitten by him
In the course of his runaway flight.
The salt may be coarse without
being the loast bit objectionable.