The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, March 20, 1912, Image 1

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70th YEAR --NO. 23
PRICE ' ? ;ents
Old Criminal Induces tho Court to
Send Jllm to Clinton, tho Only
Homo Ho Knows Wns n
Former Wnyno Countcnii.
" I don't want to go frco and I
don't want to go to the Poor House.
I simply want to go to Clinton Pris
on for llvo years, and by then I may
bo dead," said Charles Bartlott, 88
years old, before Judge Edward
Swann In General Sessions one day
last week after he had pleaded
guilty of attempted forgery In tho
second degree.
Bartlett entered tho storo of V. &
J. Sloano, dealers In carpets, at 804
Broadway, on Jan, 27, and ordered
two expenslvo rugs, giving In pay
ment a check for $2,125, signed by
W. 13. Bennett and drawn on a
Pittsburg bank. He then went di
rectly to Police Headquarters and
gave hlmsolf up. When arraigned In
court the aged prisoner said ho was
ready to plead guilty of forgery,
but Judge Swann would not allow
him to do so, and then Franklin
Grier, tho prisoner's counsel, said he
would plead guilty to attempted for
gery In the second degree for his
" Your Honor, this man wants to
go to Clinton Prison for live years,
as he figures that he will die In that
length of time," said the lawyer.
"Ho says all his friends aro there."
" Yes, that is right," Interrupted
the aged criminal. " I do want to
go there; it will take me out of
temptation and protect society."
"A. very remarkable case," com
mented Judge Swann; "tell me about
" Well, about forty-two years ago
I was swindled out of all that I had
$28,000 and have devoted tho
rest of my life to swindling swindlers
to advertise them. I did not try to
swindle the Sloanes; I simply wanted
to get back Into prison."
At this point the Grand Jury filed
in and Judge Swann said:
" Gentlemen, here Is a very Te
markablo case. This old man has
pleaded guilty to a crime, and wants
to go back to Clinton Prison, and I
don't want him to go to prison.
What shall I do?"
Tho Grand Jurors talked among
themselves and then announced that
they were of the opinion that the
prisoner should be sent where ho de
sired to go.
" Do you want to say anything
more?" asked Judge Swann, again
turning to the old man.
" Yes, I was born in Wayne coun
ty, Pennsylvania, and my brothers
were all lawyers, and my own son,
who died at tho age of 60, was a re
spected man. I invested all.,, my
money in a New Jersey land deal and
was swindled out of it. I had earn
ed this money In tho publishing
business, and then I decided to
swindle, other people myself."
Judge Swann handed tho old man
a slip of paper and told him to read
it aloud, and holding the paper far
from him, and without tho aid of
glasses, the prisoner read this:
" The criminal record of Charles
Bartlett, aged 88: 1870, Brooklyn,
grand larceny, tho penitentiary;
1872, Sing Sing, 5 years, grand lar
ceny; 1880, Sing Sing, 2 years,
grand larceny; 189C, State prison,
7 years, forgery; 1902, Boston, for
gery, 8 years; 1908, New York, for
gery, 3 years, Clinton Prison."
" Yes, that Is my record. A
church has offered to give me a
home, but I don't want it, for I am
not good enough, and it would re
flect on tho church. I don't want to
go to the poorhouso, because thero
you have to have a well-filled pocket
book to get along. I won't say that
I have been no good, for I was in my
" I was a canvasser, and ono rainy
day in the Winter I was in my little
room In the Bowery with but thirty
six cents to my name. I went out
side and saw two men eating froz
en apples which they had picked
from a garbage can, and I thought
to myself; ' I must commit suicide
or come to that.'
" I am an immortallst and believe
in tho soul and have traveled tho
world over, but I thought of suicide
and that decided me. I know how
tho Sloanes did business, and made
up my mind to forgo a big check, so
as to be sure of arrest. 1 wanted to
go to Clinton Prison again, and still
want to go there. I am an old man.
I want free use of tho prison library,
so that I can read and study and
think Pleaso send mo there."
" All right. I will do so," said
Judgo Swann, ' but if at any time
yn deEiro to corao out, wrlto to mo
and I will communicate, with tho
Governor and obtain your release."
' Don't worry about that, your
Honor All tho friends I have left
in this world aro in Clinton Prison,
and I will never chnngo my mind."
Tho old criminal thoroupon was
sentenced to servo five years, and
gave a sigh of apparent relief as he
shuffled out of sight. Taken from
tho Now York Times of March 15.
Dexter-Lninbert Company Among
Others Iteturn to Work This
Company Was Paying Moro
Than Operatives Wero Strik
hit? For.
(Special to The Citizen.)
Patorson, N. J., March 19. Tho
employees of tho silk mills In this
city havo returned to their looms,
tho Dexter-Lambert company being
among tho number. The Eastern
operatives were striking against a
maximum of from $6 to $7 por week
and a minimum of from $4 to $4,50.
It Is known that many hands In tho
above mentioned mill make twice the
amount quoted as their weekly payroll.
Delivered Sunday Evening Before n
irj;u iimiu'iicc "tiod is Wonder
ful in His Saints," Subject.
SlllldaV Was n roil Wtnr ilnv nt Bf
John s Itoninn Catholic church. At
7:30 n. m. Tlov. .Tnlm n"pni tm
beloved priest of this parish, prench-
uu a ringing ana patriotic sermon,
rather O'Toolo was greeted by ono
of the most select nudlcnccs that
ovor congregnted In that edifice.
Mnny persons -wore turned from tho
doors. For tho benefit or those who
were unable to hoar this magnificent
sermon and for tho enlightenment of
the public generally, wo herewith
present extracts from it. Father
O'Toolo based his remarks upon
Saint Patrick and chose as his sub
ject. " God is wonderful in His
Saints." Ho said In part:
Every country has Its heroes who
aro annually honored for their loy
alty and patriotism. lEvery Chris
tian country has her Saints whose
feast days aro fittingly observed for
their loyalty tp God and country.
The people of Germany annually
honor St. Donnflce, their Patron
Saint; tho people of far off Poland
celebrate tho festive day of St. Stanis
laus; England makes merry on St.
George's Day; Wales commemorates
the festal day of St. David; Scotch
men observe tho anniversary of St.
Andrew, and Irishmen and tho sons
and daughters of Irish parents,
wherever they are found on tho 17th
of March, religiously and Joyously
celebrate the feast of St. Patrick,
Ireland's Patron Saint.
If history speaks any warning, or
teaches any lesson it Is this great
truth: that persecution has never
yet put down a good cause, nor ma
terially served a bad one.
Truth may be obscured or smother
ed for a time; it cannot be destroy
ed. "Truth crushed to earth shall
rise again." The Saints are the
channels through which praise is
most acceptably given to God. They
are the heroes of the Church.
These holy ones were the messen
gers of God to mankind. It was
through one of these heroes and
sainted channels that God sent the
light of Christianity to Ireland. For
nearly 400 years the light of faith
had burned before ltfl bright rays
penetrated Ireland.
During tho first 300 years of the
Christian epoch, the followers of
Christ had to worship God in tho
dark caves and gloomy catacombs.
First century of Christianity, Bo
man Emperor, Domitlan, a tyrant,
ordered himself called " lord and
god," and was worshipped as such
by his submissive subjects. Ho mur
dered many Christians; he plotted
to kill his own Tvlfe, who, having
learned of his Intention, had lilm
assassinated in 9G. A fitting drop
curtain for the close of his murder
ous administration.
Gleaming forth on tho page3 of tho
history of tho second century of
Christianity we see tho blood-stained
name and deeds of Trajan, tho
heartless Emperor, who came to
Antioch, over which Bishop Ignatius
presided. Trajan forced the Chris
tians to choose 'between apostacy and
death. Bishop Ignatius defended his
people and opposed the Emperor.
Ignatus was brought before Trajan
for trial tho Saint and the sinner
met like bringing a Saint to hell
to stand trial before Judge Satan.
Trajan opened the trial by asking
Ignatius this insulting question:
" Who art thou, poor devil, who sett
est our commands at naught?" Bis
hop Ignatius replied, " Call him not
poor devil who bears God within
him." Trial proceeded Ignatius re
fused to yield to wishes of Trajan
latter had him condemned to bo torn
to pieces by wild beasts. He was
devoured by hungry Hons in the
Roman Amphitheatre. The hungry
and maddened beasts left nothing ot
his body but a few bones which rev
erently kept at Antioch.
Tho pagan empire of Borne had
existed for more than 1,000, and
had extended its powor almost to
every known country in tho world.
But at last the day was dawning
when God would grant to His
Church and peoplo tho glorious vic
tory over paganism. As God selected
a Washington to lead tho American
peoplo to civil liberty, so God select
ed a Constantine to win Christian
liberty for his followers.
The man whom God had chosen
to put out tho ilrc3 ot pagan sacri
fice in tho Roman Empire was one
of tho greatest warriors that ever
faced an enemy.
Constantino was tho first among
the Roman emperors to embrace the
Christian faith. His victory over
paganism reads like a beautiful story
of bygono ages. Historians tell us
thut Constantino marched against
tho pretended emperor, Mnxontius,
who had 188,000 soldiers under his
command. Constantino with half
that number marched out to give bat
tle to him. On his way to meet tho
enemy, Constantino, looking heaven
ward, saw a brilliant, luminous cross
In tho sky bearing this inscription,
"In hoc signo vlnces" "by this sign
thou shalt conquer." To his banner
Constantino attached a representa
tion of tho miraculous cross, and sot
out to meet Maxentlus. Both armies
fought a desperato battle (Oct. 3,
312) near tho Mllvian Brldgo which
spanned tho majestic Tiber. Maxen
tlus and his powerful army wero de
feated and routed. In rapidly re
treating from tho scono of battlo,
MaxontluB nnd mnny of his men mad
ly rushed onto tho brldgo spanning
tho river, tho bridgo gave way, and
Maxentlus and many of his men wero
precipitated Into tho wators of tho
Tiber whoso tawny waves formed
winding sheets for their lifeless bod
ies. Tho next day Constantino entered
( Continued on Pago Four.)
Wants to Manufacture Their Ware on
an Extensive Scale Representa
tive Coming To-day From Mid
illo West.
Honesdalo's futuro is exceedingly
bright. Tho business prospects are
brighter and to tho persons who
have been looking through dark
glasses all winter it looks tho bright
est. Now developments have chang
ed things in their way of looking at
matters and it is feared that thoy
will bo compelled to continue wear
ing their dark glasses to protect their
eyes from the glittering and spark
ling prospects of the town. Even
though Honesdale has no slogan the
town Is, growing arid rapidly, too.
Honesdale has always been recog
nized as1 onef of tho great glass can
ters. It is here that quality counts
and that larger manufacturers rec
ognize this fact Ib demonstrated by
a representative of one of tho largest
cut glass houses of tho middle west
coming to Honsdale to-day to locate
what might bo a permanent factory.
The firm suffered a heavy loss by
fire and immediately telegraphed
Honesdale and White Mills parties to
ascertain whether a factory with 50
frames could not bo secured at once.
An effort is being made to get tho
frames from a nearby town, which
undoubtedly will be available and
amicable arrangements can bo made
for the use or perhaps purchase of
one of Honcsdale's factories to man
ufacture their product.
No Trace of Allen's Gang Seen
Thought to bo In Devil's Den.
(Special to Tho Citizen.)
Hillsville, Va., March 19. Two
companies of State troops arrived
to-day. The town is under martial
law. It Is presumed that tho gang
is hiding in Devil's Don. An effort
will 'bo made to round them up.
Edward R. Connolly, deputy sher
iff, and a veteran of the Spanish
American war, leaves this city to-day
to join tho Virginia troop. Many
of tho soldiers aro Spanish War vet
erans. New School Account System.
Harrlsburg. William Lauder, of
Rlddlesburg, member of the State
Board of Education, has submitted
to tho board a preliminary report on
a simplified system of keoping ac
counts in school districts of tho
fourth class, In which thousands of
dollars have been spent and a con
siderable amount wasted In handling
school affairs. Tho new system,
which will be submitted to tho board
for action at tho coming meeting,
thrown a number of safeguards
around tho business operations of
school hoards, which it is beliovod
will bo advantageous.
Sang Himself Out of .lull.
Richmond, ICy. Isaac Lakes sang
hlmsolf out of Jail hero when ho ren
dered "On Jordan's Stormy Banks I
Stand" before a jury In tho Circuit
Court room. Ho was Indicted for
disturbing public worship by singing
too loudly. Several continuances
hail ftftnn irrnnfixl nn nnpniint nf ttin
absence of witnesses, so tho judge
suggestou mat in lieu or testimony
tho Jury bo allowed to pass Judg
ment on tho prisoner's voice. Tho
prisoner acquiesced nnd, standing
In tho witness stand, ho sang with
all his might.
Huvo Filed Last Papers.
Threo foreigners of Browndalo
havo filed their last naturalization
papers and final hearing will be mado
in their cases on August 1?. 1912.
Tho men are, Frank Gruol. born in
Australia, arrivod in United States
on December 22, 1902; John firn
gae, born In Austria, arrived in tho
United States on August 17, 1899;
Anthony Mnrkel, born In Austria, ar
rived in tho United States on Jan.
15, 1905.
Donnell in St. Louis Globe-Democrat!
G. W. Swarfs, of Ariel, Freed a Sec
ond Tinio From a Clinrge of lar
ceny Brought ly Floyd Itortreu
Verdict a Popular One
Other Cases Against Swnrt.s
May Be Thrown Out of
As we went to press last week G.
W. Swarts was on tho stand testify
ing in his own behalf. Ho produced
receipts of all the tranbactions be
tween himself and the mill. They
corresponded to tho duplicate slips
of tho same date held by Mr. Dor
tree. Ail ot his testimony was
stiaight tor ward and made a good
impression upon the court and Jur
ors alike. Twenty-two character
witnesses wore sworn and testified
to tho honesty an integrity of Mr.
Swarts in his community. They
wore: J. Bigart, G. O. Collins, Rev.
Van Stiver, George Miller, William
Swingle, F. Kimble, S. B. Curtis,
jonn Brown, Earl Rockwell, H. R.
Sampson, Friend Osgood, J. V. San
uertock, Martin Koilam, A. B. Walk
er, (jeorge Bell, Miles Keesler, W.
J. Bone, E. P. Jones, A. S. Koyes,
H. L. Butler, Goorgo Frantz. All of
tho above meu lived in tne vicinity
of Lake Ariel and testilied that
Swarts' reputation for honesty and
integrity was good. Court was dis
missed at 5 o'clock Thursday oven
ing and on Friday morning Howell
iiortree was called by the defenso
and when askuu to show his note
uook of the transactions he objected
at first but the Court prevailed up
on him to show it and it went in as
evidence. Tho fact was brought out
that ho had not made tho entry of
tho articles ho had delivered to the
Swarts homo until sometime after
wards. This closed tho defense and
tho Commonwealth called Howell
Bortree and Floyd Bortree for re
buttal but failed to establish any
dehnlto testimony against Swarts.
The case was hotly argued before
tho Jury on Friday morning by At
torneys Kimblo and Holgato for tho
uelendant and Attorney Scregg for
the Commonwealth. Judgo Searlo
in his charge to the Jury said that
the case hail not brought out any evi
dence of larceny and tho only Im
portant thing would be tho matter
ot costs. The Jury went out at
about 3:15 on Friday afternoon and
after considering tho evldonco in tho
vase came in at 4:45 with a verdict
not guilty and tho prosecutor, Floyd
Bortiee, to pay all costs of prosecu
tion. this caso lias attracted much at
tention all over tho county and es
pecially lu tho neighborhood of Lake
Ariel where the trouble started. The
mill In (luestion is owned by S. C.
uortrco .i Son and they enjoyed a
good baslnoos from all tho farmers
in tho community.
District Attorney Simons statod
Saturday morning that G. W. Swarts
was piacthally discharged, it is
trio that thn.'O more iu-:es against
him lilcu l,j tha Bortrcos still stand
anil I hmj utcn i.intln eil to tho
e(Otxi ..eek of . ourt, but it is statod
on good a thorlty that the.-io cases
will uol o to t ial and in all prob
abl'lty will be U rown out of court.
Majority of Persons Killed lu Boiler
Kvpioslou Known.
i. 'I'e ition.)
i .o. March 19. Twenty
of ti e .' cr on who woro killed by
' .x 1 tIo" on Saturday
lie c "jb 1 t'ltnioil. It Is believed
'' o x o ' ac cat sod by careless-
-ni nMo vlrii? water to
r n r - r' 1 o" r. Tho theory
'r c 1 niiiod tho placo is
" ' ' '".' in lettorg remain un-
' n rrtnffio here: S.
" '." " J -nv. M's Agnes
H" ' Rawnnd. Mrs. C. II.
" ' " ; stosoer; Miss
T" ' " Ai!n. Postmas-to-
Member of Oldest Fnnilly In This
Section Brother of C. C. Jadwiii,
of Honesdale.
At ono o'clock on Saturday morn
ing occurred tho death of Henry
Broomo Jndwln at his homo in Car
boudufo which removes from this vi
cinity ono of tho pioneer residents
and a citizen who at nil times mani
fested n profound regard for tho wel
faro of Carbondale. Mr. Jadwln hns
been confined tn bin rnnm nntv n
short time, but for tho past few
years thoro had been a gradual Im
pairment in his health. Although
i the end did not come unexpected It
'caused much sorrow in tb,o family
i circle and his numerous friends In
tli at city and throughout tho valley
iwuiji tuo uowa wim no miio re
gret. Henry Broomo Jadwin was the
third of eight sons of Henry B. Jad
win, Sr., and Allco Grlswold Plumb.
Ho was born In what Is now Willow
Lane, Carbondale, on May 18, 183G,
his parents having Bettlod hero in
1832. Only two of tho'eight broth
ers aro now living, Hon. C. C. Jad
wln, of Honesdale, and Charles P.
Jadwln, of Scranton.
At sixteen, Mr. Jadwln began his
life-long activity by taking a posi
tion ns teacher in tho South Canaan
school, walking back and forth at
week-ends. Later he became a clerk
for Richmond & Robinson, pioneer
merchants, and loft them to work in
tho postofilco under Anthony Grady,
ono of our early postmasters. In
1!5C ho became a clerk, and later
tho Assistant Paymaster for the Dela
ware & Hudson, leaving the company
In 1862 to become a partner in Jad
win & Co., retail druggists. In 18G4
this firm was succeeded by H. B. &
C. P. Jadwln, and In -872 this firm
was succeeded by Jadwln & Altken,
which firm dissolved in 187C. There
after Mr. Jadwin continued the drug
business in his own nnmp until 1 snfi
when he retired from retail trade
and for ten years or more devoted
his attention to his private affairs
and the management of the Brook
side cemetery.
For tho Inst fnnr rr ttvn vnnn nf
his life Mr. Jadwin's health has been
very poor owing to severe nervous
In Anrll. 1KR4. Mr JarinMn woo
married to Louise Aitken, who died
in lyuy. rive cnudren survive of
the six born of their marriage: JMrs.
M. J. Shields, of Scranton; Robert A.
Jadwln, Mrs. T. L. McMillan, Mabel
M. Jadwin of Carbondale, and Henry
Jadwin of Scranton.
Mr. Jadwln has long been consid
erably Interested In Carbondale real
estate and always taken an active
part in municipal affairs, serving
numerous terms as school dlrector
councilman, etc. In 188i he was
elected mayor of tho city after a
three-cornered contest with tho late
Thomas Voyle and John Nenlon.
During the Civil war Mr. Jadwln
acted as a special and secret agent
of tho War department In various
matters pertaining to local affairs
and stuck to his task until the end,
notwithstanding the many verbal
threats and written notices ho re
ceived warnlny him that death would
bo the penalty of his courso. His
patriotism was further shown by his
enlistment in the Wurts Guards who
wero sent South Just after tho battle
of Antietam.
Mr. Jadwln about 40 years ago be
came connected with tho M. E.
church horo and took a tremendous
Interest in its affairs so long ns his
health permitted. At tho time of his
death and for many years he had
been one of the board of trustees.
Funeral services wore held at the
home In which ho lived for 4G years,
Monday afternoon nt X nVlnr-V np
Hall officiating. The interment was
Believes That Operators Can Grant
.More wages to .Miners Issues
(Special to Tho Citizen.)
Wilkcs-Barre. March 19. John
Haddock, loader of tho Independent
coal oporators, issued a statement to
day In which ho favors an Increase
of wngos for the minors. Ho says
he sees no reason why tho big opera
tors cannot grant nn increaso to the
miners. Mr. Haddock Is presidont ot
tho Plymouth Coal Company.
Boys Furnish Bond.
Lowls Kelly and Joseph Hendry,
tho two boys of Hawloy who wero
freod last Tuesday from a chargo of
robbery nnd assault committed upon
tho person of Meyer Krawltz on tho
road between Hawloy and Hoadleys
last November, wero arraigned boforo
ludgo Searlo on Monday morning.
Ho statod tho caso plainly to them,
saying that he believed thorn guilty
of tho offense tho Jury had ac
quitted them of, and desired thorn to
find a bondsmnn to bo responsible
for them for ono year. P. H. Kear
ney, of Hawloy, signed tho bond for
$100 to gunranteo that the boys
would keop tho peace In Hawloy for
ono year. Tho Judgo reminded them
of tholr former troubles with tho
strong nnn of tho law and told them
to try to bo good boy3.
Tho .Iud?o told Mr. Kearney that
the conduct of tho boys for a period
of ono yoar rested entirely with him.
Both Limbs Amputated.
Inglohart, March 18. News arriv
ed hero from Benjamin Branning of
Bololt. Wleeonsln, that ho has been
removed from tho hospital and ho
nnd his wife are again domiciled in
thel- own homo. It will bo remem
bered thnt ho had both lower limbs
nmn-'tated recently. He withstood
hnth operations very well and is
fee'lnr n"lto good at last accounts.
Tho hearing for hotel and other
licenses commenced on Monday
morning nnd took up most of tho
day of court. Threo cases for hotel
licenses wero heard and four for
wholesale licenses wero put before
tho court and remonstrances given.
Thero wore many remonstrances to
tho wholosalo license ot Joseph
Herewlthcn, and Goorgo W. Stiles, or
Browndale, Clinton township.
The case of Paul McGranauhan
was tho first, who took tho stand to
testify why ho should bo allowed to
havo a license. Thomas Dunning, C.
M. Betz, J. W. Cowperwalth. A. B.
Walker, Dr. Grlflln, Fred Schwclgho
fer, all testified to the good character
of Mr. McGranaghan and of his abil
ity to keep a hotol properly. Thero
was no remonstrance.
Tho caso of Paul Vaverschak for a
ihotol license In Canaan was called
and Mr. Vaverschak was called to tho
stand. He stated that ho had lived
thero for 13 years that in his opinion
a hotel was necessary at that point
for tho accommodation of tho general
public. Ho admitted that ho "took a
llttlo" onco In a while. Frank Lee,
Michael McFadden, John Hartley.
James Ryan, William Skolly testified
to his good character and tho neces
sity of a hotel at this point. John
Learey said that Mr. Vaverschak was
a good man to run a hotel but did
not think one was necessary at this
point. It is six miles from Hones
dale. Tho caso of Matthew F. Ciomo, for
a hotel license in Dyberry was called.
Thero were six remonstrances to tho
hotel at this placo and tho manner
in which it was conducted. Walter
Ackers, Georgo Madeford, James
Henshaw, Walter Thomas, Leo
Paynter and John R. Leppert. all
living In the vicinity of the hotel on
tho road between Mt. Pleasant and
Honesdale testified that a hotol was
not necessary at this point because
of the lack of much travel on this
road. They all objected to tho way
tho hotel had 'been conducted and
some were opposed to the salo of In
toxicating liquors on general princi
ples. District Attorney conducted
tho opposition and Searle & Salmon
for the defense. A. O. Blake stated
that he was a cattle dealer and lived
at Bethany and at various times dur
ing tho year ho stopped at this hotel
for accommodations and stated that
many times he brought imany
strangers thero. Ho thought a hotel
rwas necessary there. He stated that
It was tho only hotel on tho road
between Mt. Pleasant and Honesdale.
Among the other witnesses called for
the defense were: Thomas Dunn, of
Mt. Pleasant, Frank Ferrell, James
O'Brien, Peter Haggerty and Harry
Gummoe, all of whom had found the
Tlbteniecessary .1,0. them and thought
that the license should bo granted.
The hotel in question although own
ed by M. F. Clerao, is conducted by a
man 'by the namo of Davis and tho
place does not have a very good name
and most of the persons making re
monstrances stato that their action
is mostly against the way tho place
is conducted and they would not ob
ject to a hotel at this point if it were
conducted properly and run by com
petent persons.
Tho case of Lafayette Rolloson for
a hotol license at Hawley was argued
and there wore no romonstrances.
Herman Eberding, Harry Stone,
Patsy Fried, all of Haw-ley, were call
ed and stated that thoy were acquaint
ed with Mr. Rolloson and that ho
was a lit person to conduct a hotel
and that another hotel was necessary
in Hawley on account of the increas
ed building operations there.
Frank Mang for hotel license in
Texas township. Nolls Cole, John
Decker, Harry P. Deck, Frank C.
Kimble, Frank Compton, Levi Bunt
ing were called for the defense and
testified to the good character of
Mr. Mang and stated that a hotel
was necessary at this placo. They
said that thoy had always found
everything there to bo in llrst-class
order, good meals, and conducted In a
proper manner. Thero wero six re
monstrances to this petition. A. M.
Eno, Seolyvlllo; Robert Ransom,
near Seelyville; George Mackle, liv
ing about one-third of a miio from
Mang's plnce; Fletcher Coons, Dy
berry; E. H. Lake, Dyborry, and
Georgo Robinson, of Pronipton, and
formerly living near Mang's place,
all signed a remonstrance and
stated thnt Mang was not a lit per
son to conduct a hotel for thoy had
ofton seen him intoxicated and fur
thermore thoy stated that lu their
opinion a hotel was not necessary
at this place.
Iho cases of Georgo W. Stiles and
Joseph Herwltion, for wholesale li
cense at Browndale, Clinton town
ship, wero argued together for tho
same witnesses tostilled In romon
strance. Browndalo Is a small vill
ago near Forest City and It was stat
ed by theso persons that tho peoplo
of Browndalo did not need any moro
licensed places thero and that thoy
could got all thoy could uso at tho
two hotels that woro already thero.
Browing companies from Forost City
and Carbondale send wagons there
every day and deliver boor and whis
key and tho dofenso tried to bring
out tho fact that Stiles nnd Hero-,
wition wanted to compoto with tho
Lackawanna companies who wero
supplying tho Browndalo trade.
Thoy believed In keoping the business
In their own county. Thero wero fivo
persons who npponred and testlDod
thnt wholesale licenses woro not
necessary to tho welfaro of Brown
dalo. 1 Judgo Searlo announcod that nil
tho cases would bo decided on Wed
nesday morning nnd It Is expected
that many of tho licenses will not be
Tho case of John Woodmansee for
a hotol license In Starrucca bor
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