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January 1, lOlfr
70th YEAR. NO. 32
HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 1912.
SCHEDULE OF WORK OUTLINED
District Superintendent li. O. Mur
dock Expects to Have Unusually
Busy Quarter and ho Urges All
Pastors to Attend General
Leonard C. Murdock, superintend
ent ot the Scranton district of tho
W vrti tr i nr fnrnnin linn n Tl 11 flit tl P-
ed his schedule of work for tho first!
quarter of tho conference year.
Special attention Is called to the
District Steward's meeting which Is
to be held In Elm Park church, on
Tuesday afternoon, April 23, at 2:30
o'clock. At this meeting a District
Steward from each charge Is expect
ed to bo present.
Tho following are the dates for
quarterly conference In this section
and the Immediate surrounding
towns in Wayne and Susquehanna
The first date mentioned Is the
conference and the following Sunday
services are on the second date men
tioned Beach Lake, April 18, 10:30 a.
m . April 21, 10:30 a. m.
Damascus, April 18, 3:00 p. m.,
April 21, 10:30 a. m.
Carley Brook, April 19, 10:30 a.
tu , April 19, 10:30 a. ni.
Pleasant Mt., April 19, 3:00 p. m.,
April 19, 2; 30 p. ra.
Orson, April 20, 10:30 a.
April 21, 10:30 a. m.
Uniondnle, April 20, 2:30 p,
April 21, 10:30 a. m.
Forest City, April 20, 7:30 p
April 21, 10:30 a. m.
Clifford, Juno 11, 2:30 p.
June 9, 10 30 a. m.
Thompson, June 19, 7:30 p,
June 23 10:30 a. ra.
Jarks n. June 20, 10:30 a.
June 23. 30 p. m.
Gibson, nine 29, 3:00 p. m., June
23 10 SO a ' i.
H&rfo'd June 21, S:30 p. m.,
Juno 21. 7 30 p. m.
South C;.ucni. June 2D, 2:30 p. m.
in., June 2", 2 30 p. m.
''wnymart. June 2.. i:30 p
June 30, 7:30 p. ni.
Bethany, June 2C 2 30 p.
June 2C, 2:30 p. m.
Honesdale. June 20, 7:30 p. m.,
June 30, 10:30 a. m.
District Stewards' meeting in Elm
Park church, Scranton, Tuesday,
April 23, at 2:30 p. m. Pastor3 are
requested to notify their district
Simpson, April 23, 7:30 p. m.;
April 28, 10:30 a. m.
Myrtle Street, April 24, 7:30 p.
in.; April 28, 10:30 a. m.
Clarks Summit, April 25, 7:30
p. m.; April 28, 10:30 a. -m.
Elm Park. April 2C, 7:30 p. m.;
April 28, ltf:30 a. m.
Carbondale, June 5, 7:30 p. m.;
Jerrayn, June C, 7:30 p. m.; May.
Throop, June 7, 7:30 p. m.; May.
Tripp Park, Juno 8, 7:30 p. m.;
June 9, 10.30 a. m.
Providence, June 10, 7:30 p. m.;
June 9, 7:30 p. m.
Tabernacle, June 11, 7:30 p
Juno 9, 10:30 a. m.
Clifford, June 11, 2:30 p.
Juno 9, 10:30 a. m.
Dalton, June 12, 7:30 p.
June 9, 10:30 a. m.
Faetoryvllle, Juno 13, 7:30 p
June 10, 7:30 p. m.
Nicholson, Juno 14, 7:30 p.
June 1C, 10:30 a. to.
West Nicholson, June 14, 2:30 p.
m., Juno 16, 2:30 p. m.
At places marked with a star,
() will pastors arrange for their
own Sunday services.
Dr. Brady's Alligator Dead.
Tho children, boys and girls, of
Honesdale will regret to learn that
Dr. Charles It. Brady's alligator Is
dead. This aquatic reptile will bo
missed by hundreds of people who
dally looked at It as It lay basking
In the sun at tho south sido of Dr.
Brady's dental parlors. "Jennie,"
as the reptile was called, had heen
in Dr. Brady's possession for nearly
nine years and was the only living
specimen of the carnivorous reptiles
in this section of the country. Dr.
Brady received it from Florida when
ft Lil&tou ThreoSmunds The
it weighed about three pounds. Tho
this spring, hut claims that it was
much heavier than last fall, having
gained considerable during tho win -
ter without taking any nourish -
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12 pounds and was 48 Inches long.
She had been out of doors this sea-
Bon but was placed In tho collar ,in-
til a new tank would have been
InKfillPil T otb thorn that "Jen -
w a8 thTfMn, nlnn nn -
parent dormant condition from tho
winter's sleep sho could not defend
herself as she otherwlso might have
done had sho been active. Rats at
tacked Jennie and wero tho means
of her death.
Dr. Brady always took great pride
ln his peculiar pet and gavo hor
great care. Tho doctor's castor bean
plants, orange treo and alligator havo
given -his yard a tropical air for sev
eral summers past.
At tho now armory on Tuesday
night tho "Rink Five" won tho third
straight gamo of tho series with Co.
E, ln a fast and exciting gamo, feat
ured by ho good work of McDer
raott for tho Rink team and Tarkott
for tho Company boys. Tho first
half ended 10 to 11 In favor of itho
champions, the final 6coro being 29
to 21. Linoup:
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Tarkott O Ross
DOINGS IN OUR SISTER BOROUGH
Hnwley Correspondent Is Always on
tho Jtl and Gives Interesting
Hnppcnlngs of tho Week
.Send In Your Items.
Mrs. Joseph Goldbach, a resident
of Hnwley for 40 years, suffered al
stroke of paralysis Saturday after
noon from which sho succumbed
Sunday morning at her homo at tho
Eddy. She was 80 years of age ana
born In Germany. She Is sur
vlved by her husband, two daughters
and two sons. Tho deceased was well
and favorably known and was a
member of tho Lutheran church.
Adolf Oschtnan has rented tho
Brink house and will Boon take pos
session. Joseph Slier of tho East Side, has
purchased the Bower house and Is
having It remodeled. Mr. Slier is a
glass blower and owing to 111 health
has been advised by his physician to
take a rest.
Miss Edna Lewis spent Easter with
relatives in town. Sho was accom
panied homo by her mother. Miss
Lewis Is a teacher in one of tho Jer
Miss dlattio Buck returned 'home
Mrs. It. W. Murphy entertained tho
Ladies' Aid of tho Presbyterian
church on Thursday afternoon.
George Mabee, of Now York, has
returned to his summer work in tho
offices of the Wayno Development
Co. at Wilsonville. Ho was given a
warm greeting in the High school au
ditorium Friday night when his fine
tenor voice made a pleasing addition
to the other musical numbers at the
recital given by Miss Alma Helss and
pupils. She was also assisted by Miss
Edith Freed, soprano; Miss Mae Kll
lam contralto, and 'Pianist Miss Mc
Halc. Thero was a largo attend
ance. Mrs. Gebhart, of Rowlands, and
Mr. and Mrs. Ball and Mrs. Dunning
of Honesdale were visitors of Rose
(Rebekah Lodge Saturday night.
Mr. and Mrs. D. S. MacKellar drove
to Beachlake on Wednesday to visit
Mrs. M. E. Lewis, who has been
suffering with a severe attack of
rheumatism, is improving.
Mr. and Mrs. August Wetzel gave
a family dinner party on Sunday in
honor of tho recent marriage of their
daughter, Johanna, to Fred Kohl-
man. Among those present were:
A. Kohlman and wife, George Kohl
man, wife and children, Mr. and Mrs.
Hose and family, also other rela
tives. Miss Jennie Crane and sister, Mil
dred, of Uswlck, wero guests at tho
Guinn home on Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. George Blossom en
tertained during tho week their son,
Earl, and lady friend. Earl Is a stu
dent at Wesleyan University.
The marriage banns of tho follow
ing young people have been announc
ed: Chas. McHale to Julia McAndrow
and August Smith to Agnes Conlyn.
The happy events will take place
within a fortnight.
Little Margaret Slmonson is under
the care of Dr. A. H. Catterall.
Theodore Unger is dangerously ill
at the homo of his mother on the
East side. Dr. Voigt Is the attend
.MOVE TO OUST JUDGE.
Wilkes-Barre. Attorney Thomas
D. Shea, has appealed to Attorney
General John C. Bell In an effort to
remove President Judge John Henry
A. Fuller, of tho Luzerne county
courts, from oiflco. He bases his ac
tion on a conflict of the laws aadl
claims tho Judge Is holding a poFi-
tion which tho laws have declared
vacant. Attorney General Bell is
asked to render a decision on this
In his petition, Attorney Shea
noints out that on tho 11th of July,
1901, tho Legislature passed a bill
creating tho ofllco of additional law
judge for Luzerne county, which
position Judge Fuller holds. There
were three judges at the time. On
July 18, 1901, the Legislature pass
ed an act -which raauo a general re
vision of tho law. relating to the
iltrocloH that " the
0iventh Judicial district shall bo
comnosed of the county of Luzerne
i ?n1,8na11 bavo three Judges learned
in the mw ln tho common pleas."
, MCAL ESTATE TRANSFERS,
ni-iinri, nnrtioBon of Drohor
1 .J"' ?f8?H '
1 .A.:C 7A:
! same place, land In Dreher for
I t rp iiRiIrir m ux of Lake to
whl fa ' "an le Xce lands n
Lajl0 TnStSn ot ul of" Forest City
1 '" Ilrown et Ux- 01 forest 1lty
i to Anthony Horowotlne, of Brown-
dale, lands In Clinton, for $150
Patrick F. O'Neill et ux. of Leban
on township, transfers to John P.
O'Neill and Mlchaol J. O'Neill, of
Lebanon, 82 acres of land In same
place for $4550.
Julia P. Waldron of Great Bend,
transfers to Rose M. Williams, of
Starrucca, a one-half aero of land
In Starrucca borough for a consid
eration of one dollar.
Elma L. Tyler, Peter S. Tyler, of
Damascus, to Amslo Conklln, of same
place, lands In Damascus township,
for a consideration of $1450.
E. F. Torrey, trusteo ot al., oi
Honesdalo, transferred to William
S. Birdsall and James C. BIrdsall of
Texas township, certain lands in
Texas for a consideration of $4005.
Alfred Swingle, of Storllng, trans
fers to H. R. Mogarglo, of Sterling,
all timber rights on cortaln pleco of
land situated In Sterling township
for a consideration of $1600.
Tho special train from Carbon
dalo for tho literary Contest on Fri
day nlEht will arrlvo ot 7:10. brlng-
ine with them one of tho best high
school choruses in tho valley. A
treat is ln store for tho lovers of,
I good music.
1514 PASSENGERS MISSING !
Carpathia Steaming Towards Port with 705 Sur
vivors of Fated Titanic 200 Sailors Killed
When Crash Occurred-John Jacob Astor is
Missing and His Wife is Dangerously ill
Fathers Burke and McCarty Well 100 Sur
vivors Injured and Sick and Ready for the
Hospital Other Notes.
(Special to The Citizen).
Vow York, April 18. A wireless received hero this afternoon from tho
Carpathia stated that tho steamer expected to arrive in port at 9 o'clock
tonight. The Carpathia Is carrying only 705 survivors of the Ill-fated
Titanic which places the total loss at 1514. Every available ambulance
in tho city has been spoken for and will bo at tho dock upon tho arrival
of the Carpathia. One hospital has been cleaned out and will receive the
Injured and sick. There Is more than 100 upon the hospital list. Several
are In a 'bad physical condition.
Captain Haddock of tho Carpathia wires that 200 sailors were asleep In
tho forecastle of the Titanic when tho panic occurred and all wero Instant
Tho 'Carpathia has not tho body of Col. John Jacob Astor on board and
It Is feared that he went down on tho Titanic with hundreds of others.
Mrs. Astor Is dangerously ill.
Of tho list of survivors received via wireless tho names of Mr. and
Mrs. Lobb, of Scranton, do not appear. All hope of their being saved Is
Wireless messages from Father Henry iBurke, Hawley, and Father 'Dan
iol 'McCarty, of Pleasant Mount, who are on the Carpathia, Btate that they
Ijoss Sustained By Disaster Stagger
ing. London, April 18. Whether the
underwriters that carried policies on
the ill-fated Titanic will be able to
meet their obligations will not be
known for several days. The losses
aro staggering, tho greatest in the
history of marine insurance. Just
how largo they aro cannot definitely
.be stated for some time, but in ad
dition to tho vessel, cargo and con
tents of her stronghold thero was a
big registered mall shipment and
the women passengers In tho first
cabins carried with them many
thousand dollars worth of precious
Jewelry. All this Is now moro than
two miles below the surface of the
All tho insurance that the White
Star people could have written on
this vessel was $3,700,000, and they
carried some $750,000 of it them
selves. They had tried to write poli
cies for $5,000,000 but the Contin
ental and British maiktts could not
carry that amount.
Bodies Will Rise tiiuifiuc.
Dondon, April 18. Tho bodies of
the passengers who had life beltsat
tached and wero sutked down by the
whirlpool' that followed tholnklitj:
of the Titanic will come to the sur
face, and some of them may be re
covered. A thrilling story of what is termed
the last moments of the Titanic was
published hero this afternoon. It did
not give tho source of the informa
tion, but according to the account the
great ship sunk by the head, and had
reached an angle of about 49 degrees
borore the final plunge came.
Tho passengers, It Is to bo pre
sumed, retreated to tho stern as the
vessel began to tilt forward. Many
vory likely hurriedly put on life
belts. Some probably lost tholr foot
ing and fell overboard. Others jump
ed overboard, hoping to be able to
swim away from tho vessel before
Bho took her final plunge. Tho Ti
tanic went down now foremost, her
stern propellers flying high Into the
air. As tho leviathan sank beneath
the ocean, a great spout of water
probably indicated that tho boilers
had erploded. There must have
been at least thirty explosions in tho
furnace room las tho sea water reach
ed tho fires.
Tho authorities at the admiralty
computo tho Titanlc's position at the
bottom as not less than eight ml!s
from tho spot whoro she collided.
They say It must have taken thirteen
minutes to reach tho bottom and that
at the spot whoro sho now lies the
water on tho chart is Indicated as
two and one-quarter miles deep.
Moro Thnn 21,000,000 Went Down
Insurance men today estimated
, tlle ossea entaIled ,n tue Blnklng of
.the Titanic as follows:
Ship (estimated value). $12,000,-
Furnishings, fittings, etc., $1,
000,000. Diamonds carried by passengers
and other values of a personal na
Itubber ln cargo. $125,000.
Tea In cargo, $50,000.
Freight (1.400 tons), $800,000.
Baggage carried by passengers, au
tomobiles, etc., $2,000,000.
Mull Goes to Bottom.
Now York. In a statement Issued
by Postmaster Edward M. Morgan
It Is estimated tho amount of mail
carried by tho Titanic at 3,500 bags.
This would bo a'bout ten million
pieces of mail, destined to all points
ln tho United States.
Two Wayno county clergymen,
Rov. Henry Burke, of Hawloy, and
Rev. Daniel McCarthy, of ftlt. Pleas
ant, woro passongors aboard tho Cun
ard liner Carpathia, that went to tho
aid of tho Blnklng Tltantic off Now
Foundland banks, and which Is now
proceeding to New York with tho
Titantlc'8 survivors. Thoy aro tho
only persons from this placo or near
by known to havo been at tho scono
of tho disaster.
Both priests aro bound for Homo
and a tour of tho Holy Lands. They
sailed Friday last for Liverpool 'by
the Carpathia. and woro somo 300
miles from tho Tltantic when tho
Carpathla's wlroless man caught tho
distress signals flashing from tho
Blnklng vessel. As the Carpathia
Immediately turnod and sped for tho
White Star ship, they very likely
have had the experience of witness
ing the rescue of the GOO passengers
that were tossed about In life boats
from the 'wrecked Titanic.
The captain of the Carpathia is
also a Captain Smith, the samo as
the commander of the lost vessel.
Bishop Hoban has made frequent
trips on the Carpathia, knows Its
captain very well and Is quite famil
iar with the course of both the White
Star and Cunard Hnors.
"This disaster is frightful," de
clared tho bishop. "I know only
what I've seen In the newspapers,
but from that it would seem that
the Titanic, to avoid ice floes, had
dropped out of its course and was
traveling southwest when it struck
app:u xw :tk statement
(,F TITANIC DISASTER.
F'-( cabin passengers, 325.
Se.ond class passengers, 285.
Third cabin passengers, 710.
Total number of passengers, 1320.
Members of crew, 860.
Total passenger and crew, 2,180.
Number of known survivors, 868.
The number -who probably perish
ed, 1,312. '
Total number of known survivors
Total number of named survivors,
Approximately twenty lifeboats,
manned by seven members of the
crew, each 140.
Estimated saved steerage pas
Total, 868. Named survivors,
first cabin: Women, 141; men, 63.
10; total 118.
men, 16; children,
Importnnt Suggestion by Honesdalo
Duel Dodge offered a suggestion
to a Citizen -representative, that if
It -would becomo an international
law, it would probably be the means
of saving the lives of hundreds of
people who annually cross tho ocean
Mr. iDodgo's idea is an Important
one. Ho suggests that a steamship
lino send two steamers on a course
across tho ocean at a 'distance of
from two to ten miles apart wh,Uo
enroute. If tho representatives of
a single line felt that they could not
afford to do this, they might enter
into an agreement with other linos
whereby two ships might travol a
short distance apart.
Money would havo 'been no object
had thero ibeen anothor vessel near
by or within calling distance when
tho awful calamity of tho Titanic
occurred. Mr. Dodge's suggestion
Is a practical one and ought to re
ceive 6omo recognition.
WHEN PRICES WERE LOW.
Old records brought to light In
Linn county, Kan., give somo inter
esting figures of many years ago.
Cows woro quoted In 1837 at $7 to
$10; horses, $25 to $40; fliogs, per
head, $1.25 to $1.50; a nice veal
calf sold for 75 cents; oggs, 3 cents
a dozen, and deer hams, 25 cents
each. One could got a man to work
from sunup till dark from 10 to 15
cents a day, and ho accepted pay In
pelts, hides, twists of tobacco, wild
honey or yarn mitts.
Denth of James Vnndoiimrk.
James Vandemark. Justice of tho i
Peaco of Palmyra township, died of
apoplexy 'Wednesday, aged 69 years.
Ho had been HI somo time and had
boon a resident of Hawloy 43 years.
Ho enlisted at Honesdalo Jan. 28,
1862, at tho ago of 19 years. Ho is
survived by ono slstor, Mrs. Cornel
ius Marklo, of Honesdalo, and his
wife and ono son, Albert C, of
Cranford, N, J. Tlio funeral will bo
hold on Saturday.
Livingstone Roohllng, ono of tho
victims of tho Titanic, was a member
of tho Blooming Grovo Club and was
onrouto to that place when ho lost
his llfo. Mr. Roobllng had acquaint
ances in Honesdalo and Whlto Mills
and had motored hero on savoral
occasions. He was 30 years of age.
Lovo Feast at tho Methodist
church Sunday morning at 9:30, fol
lowed by administration of tho
Lord's Supper at 10:30. Other ser
vices during tho day as usuaL
PRESBYTERY HOLD MEETING
Two Days Session In Plymouth an
Interesting One ApKilnt- 1
For Homo Missions (liven. '
Tho Spring session of Lackawanna1
Presbytery was in session In tho First
and several times as many cldcrB of;
tho church aro in attendance. i
JJnn Z M inda.y, tV W 1
session was by Rev. Joseph L. Wels -
loy. of Fortv 'Fort, rotlrlne modern-1
tor. At tho conclusion of tho ser
mon, Rev. W. H. Swift, D. D., of
Honesdale, placed the namo of Rev.
Soldon N. Haynes of Kingston, In
nomination for tho modoratorshlp
and tho session made the election of
Rev. Mr. Hnynes a unanimous one.
Rev. Joseph II. Odell and R. J. Wil
liams, of Scranton, and Rev. Dr.
Swift, of Honesdale, were named a
committee to proparo for tho state
necrology record an obituary of Rov.
J. B. Cody, assistant pastor of the
Second 'Presbyterian church, of
Scranton, whoso death occurred sev
eral months ago.
Rev. Charles J. 'Moon, who has not
been engaged actively ln ministerial
work recently, applied for and re
ceived a letter of dismissal to the
Blnghamton Presbytery which has
extended him a call.
The apportionment among the
churches of tho Presbytery for home
missions was as follows:
Ararat, $1; Archbald, $10; Ash
ley, $100; Athens, $100; Bennett,
$30;. Borlnce, $35; Bethany, $10;
Brooklyn, $20; Canton, $8C: Carbon-
dale, $700; Col. X. lloads, $15; Dun
more, $160; 'Duryea. $10; Elmhurst,
$20; Forest City, $3: Forty Fort.
$150; Franklin, $10; Gibson, $3;
Great Bend, $75; Greenwood, $5;
Harmony, $20; Hawley, $35; Her-
rick, $5; Honesdale, $700; Kingston,
auu; iacKawanna, ?ju; L,angciiire,
$100; Lebanon. $16; Lime Hill. $15:
Mehoopany, $15; Meshoppen, $30;
Monroetown, $10; Montrose, $200;
Moosic, $100; Mt. Top, $10; Nantl-
coke, $100; New Mllford, $10: Nlch
olson, $10; Olyphant, $25; Odwell,
$12; reckvnie, $40; Pittston, $125;
Plains, $25: Pleasant Mt., $15; Ply
mouth, $250; Prompton, $6; Rome,
$6; Uushville, $15; Salem, $5;
Sayre, $50; Scott, $25; Scranton,
First, $1,400; Scranton, Second, $1,-
400; Christ, $10; Scranton, German,
$200; Scranton, Green 'Ridge, $515;
Scranton, Petersburg, German, $40;
Scranton, Providence, $150; Scran
ton, Suburban, $25; Scranton, Wash
ington Avenue, $390; Shlckshlnny,
$100; Silver Lake. $10: Stella, $18:
Sterling, $5; Stovensville, $15; Sus
quehanna, $75; Sylvanla, $15; To
wanda, $200; Troy, $160; Tunkhan-
nock, $125; Ulster, $15; Ulster Vil
lage, $15; UnlOndale, $10; Warren,
$10; Waymart, $10; West Pittston,
$600; Wilkes-Barre. First. $2,100;
Wilkes-Barre, Grant street, $100;
Wilkes-Barre, Memorial, $700;
Wilkes-Barre, Westmlnstor, $200;
Wynlusing First. $75; Wyaluslng,
Second. $100; Wyoming, $45; Wy-
sox, $15; Slko, $5; Westminster,
Dunmore, $50. Total, $13,361.
DEATH OF MRS. W.M. CUTLER.
A Resident of Livingston Manor for
Charlotte R. Cutler of Livingston
Manor died at 'Norwich last iFriday
morning, while on a visit to her
daughter, Mrs. Henry Quinlan.
For several weeks the deceased
had been in ill health, but thinking
only of tho comfort of others, sho
went to Norwich to caro for her
daughter, who was seriously 111.
While there sho had a severe attack
of asthma resulting in hor death.
Tho deceased was 62 years of
ago, her birth occurring at Whlto
Mills, Pa., on Sept. 19, 1849. She
was married to Wm. H. Cutler at
Greenfield, Ulster county, on July
25, 1871, and tor several years they
lived In Ulster county. About IS
years ago thoy moved 'to Livingston
Manor and since that time havo
lived tho greater part of tho time in
that village and near vicinity.
Sho was a member ot the Metho
Surviving her is her husband,
and six children, three sons and
three daughters: Charles of Middle
town; Edward of Parker, 'N. Y.;
Fred of Norwich; Mrs. Otis Green,
Livingston 'Manor; 'Mrs. William
Simmons, of 'Parker, and Mrs.
(Henry Quinlan, of Norwich. Ono
brother, of Wisconsin, and one sis
ter also survive.
Tho (funeral was held at tho "Meth
odist church at Livingston Manor on
Monday at 2 p. m., and 'tho Interment
In Hlllsldo cemotery.
General Inspection of Streets.
Tho street commltteo of tho bor
ough council have completed their
tour of tho town of Inspecting tho
streets, gutters, dams, etc. Tho com
mltteo was composed ot Councilmen
S. T. Ham, G. W. Penwardon, Wil
liam Kreltner and C. H. Rottow.
Tho committee and S. A. Mc
Mullon, Jr., superintendent of tho
Consolidated Water- Company visit
ed places 1 n the eastern section of
tho town where thero wero no fire
hydrants. Tho committee rocom
niended that plugs bo Installed on
East Park street, near tho Hones
dalo Footwear company's factory;
another at tho corner of Dyborry
'Placo and Park Btreet, and tho
third on Dyborry Plnco nt tho Inter
section of Thirteenth streets.
wing to tho high wator ' of
trout streams the usual good catch ot
speckled beauties has not beon mado.
There Is certainly a good field
for Improvement on Canal street.
The rubbish which has accumulated
all winter is now lying. exposed and
is not only unsanitary hut an oyesoro
to passengers as they enter town on
tho Erie. Clean up your back yard
along the railroad, Mr. Merchant.
COLUMBIAN YitOTECTIVE ASSN.
Hlnghmnton, X. Y Company Lose
TV".s"'tH Thursday Monilngnnd
H?.vo "I 1 1 !!1U
nuiis nruugiii ncinro aquiro
Robert A. Smith Owen
ijikcij- to go iiigncr.
Thursday morning was a busy on
I" ""tlco Robert A. Smith's office.
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There wore two suits brought
against tho Columbian Protective
Association, of Blnghamton, N. Y.,
to recover $250.00 each and also in
terest on the amount paid Into the
company. One enso was brought by
.Miss Theresa Gerrlty, stenographer
for Burgess C. A. McCarty, and th
other by Mrs. Rena Congdon, ot
'Honesdalo. The dofenso was repre
sented by Attorney Perkins of Blng
hamton, N. Y., and Attorney Scragg,
of Scranton. Tlio plaintiff's were
represented by Attorneys C. A. Mc
Carty, of Honesdale, Attorney
O'Breln, of the firm of O'Brein &
Kelley, of Scranton, and Attorney
O'Malley also of Scranton.
A large number of people of
Wayne county aro interested In the
outcome of this case as the Ameri
can Fraternal Association was pure
ly a 'Wayne county organization and
conducted on a fair and square
basis by honest men.
Tho Columbian Protective Asso
ciation of Blnghamton, N. Y., a com
pany along tho same principles as tho
American Fraternal agreed to tako
over tho American Fraternal policy
holders and subscribers to strength
en their own company. Tho trans-
for wns m.nln nml ovorvhmlv seemed
to bo satisfied for a time. Tho
Columbian Protective Association
copthpiI tn hnvn hnen strengthened
by the addition of new members,
which was undoubtedly the case.
The policyholders were supposed to
be stockholders and wero to come In
for their share of the pro'lts of tho
company not to exceed $250.
Monthly payments of $2.u0 wero
paid to tho company's agent and
every quarter a fee of o0 rnts was
required. If there wero any lapses
the stockholders were to come in
for a sahro. The company then be
gan to keep back 35 per cent, of tho
profits and refused to pay over to
tho stockholders tho -f .'ll amount
due. These conditions led up to the
suits to recover this morning in Jus
tice court. The trniiffcr of the
American Fraternal to t'-io Colum
bian Protective Association, of
Blnghamton, N. Y., wiu made in
IMlso Gerrlty s caso war '.ailed first
ana sne testified that shs had be-
come a member oi tne American
Fraternal Association, a Wayne
county concern, and had received a
certificate of membership, which
was offered In evidence, and that she
had paid $2 a month into the asso
ciation until it was taken over by
the Columbian Protective Associa
tion and had continued to do so af
ter tho change. On being cross-ex
amined she stated that she had paid
about $120 Into the organization
and also quarterly dues amounting
to 50 cents overy quarter and had
received nothing In return from tho
The defense had no evidence to
offer and Justice Robert A. Smith
ruled that the plaintiff receive tho
full amount of the policy or $250
plus Interest. Tho defense asked for
Tho case of Mrs. Rena Congdon,
formerly Miss Rena Kellow disclosed
tho fact that 6ho had also been a
member of the American Fraternal
Association and had paid her dues
regularly every month to Mr. Delt
zor, secretary of tho company, and
after tho company was taken over by
the Columbian Protective Association
sho had also paid in due3 with the
understanding that she was to re
ceive $250 at tho end of a cortaln
tlmo which has expired. Sho claim
ed the full amount except a loan of
$G0, which she had received from
the company. Tho defense offered
no evidence and asked for a com
pulsory non-suit on tho grounds that
tho plaintiff had proved no caso.
Justice Smith ruled that sho was en
titled to tr.o tamount of her claim
less $70.00 which was the loan, plus
Interest abovo roferred to.
The plaintiffs attorneys stato that
they do not intend to rest action
with the present decision In tholr
favor, but Intend to carry tho mat
ter hlghor and exposo tho Blng
hnmton concern to tho peoplo of
Tho attorneys for tho Coloumblan
(Protective Association will probably
appeal tho caso.
Henry Vetter Dim in Philadelphia.
Henry Votter died In a Philadel
phia hospital, Wednesday night,
aged 38 years. Tho remains arrived
in Honesdalo on Thursday morn
ing's 9:65 Delawaro and Hudson
train. Tho deceased was born ln
Honesdalo and was ono of tho Mapla
City's star baseball players. Ho had
beon away from HoneBdnlo some
tlmo. Ho Is survived by ono slstor,
Miss Elizabeth. Frank and William,
Honesdalo, and Theodoro, anothor
brothor, living ln Muskogeo, Okla
homa. Tho funeral will bo held Saturday
morning at 10 o'clock from St. Mary
Magdalen's church. Interment wlU
bo mado ln tho Gorman Catholic
Misses IMaboI ana Frances Gray
will sell farm Inplemonts and stock
April 30, threo miles from Beach
lako. ooo ad.
A Bridge and 500 party will b
hold tonight at Lyric Hall for th
benefit ot tho Society of 'Prevention
ot Cruelty to Animals.