The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, May 01, 1912, Image 1

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January 1. 1013,
70th YBAR.-NO. 35
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Tlio Wilkes-Harro Conference Began
n Session of Meetings nt CJoiilds
boro Monday Hev. C. C. 3111
ler. of St. John's Lutheran
Churcli, Honcsdnlc, to
Speak Wednesday.
lift T.iithnrnn
nnnifiai.nrn nn Mondnv. Tnesdny and
Wednesday next. The officers of
tho conference are: President, Rev.
J. II. Kuder; English secretary, Rev.
W S. Heist: Gorman secretary, Jtev.
j. D. C. Witko; treasurer, Hev. J.
W Koch; statistician, ltev. W. F.
Hcldt. The program follows:
.Monday Evening 7:30, confes
sion and absolution; 8:30, confer
ence sermon. Itev. .1. H. Kuder; ad
ministration of the holy communion.
Tuesday Morning 9:00, formal
opening of tho conferenco by tho
president: ofllclal reports, President,
ltev. .1 H. Kuder; treasurer, Rev. .1.
H Koch; report of secretaries on
MEMORIAL service.
.Memorial Services Wert; Held nt tlio
Jrwlyttfrlii!i Church Sunday
.Morn Inn Easter Music Repent
ed nt Evening Service.
Tho Presbyterian church on Sun
day morning was crowded to hear i
Honesdalo Orchnrdlsts Set Eamplo
for Other Progressive Farmers
.Modern Method About One-hnlf
tho Cost of Old Way.
It wns our pleasuro Saturday nfter-
Who Is Ooliij,' to (Jet It? Why tho
Hoy or llrl Bringing tho Inrg
est Number of Dead Files
to This Olllce.
Tho Citizen's tly killing contest
starts on Wednesday, 'May 1. To tho
It. Stuart Hcntley Died nt Ills Wit
llamsport Homo Idist Tuesday
Well Known Here Was n
Cousin of Mrs. W. II. Stone.
(Set Ready to Assist In Clean-up
Week Crusade Improvement As
sociation Efforts to Mnko Home
dalo Cleaner tho Talk of tho
Town Evcryhoily Lend n.
IJ. Stuart Hcntley died at his rcsl- Nobody In Honesdalo or Texan
Mifflin place, nt 1:30 tnwnfthln Is too hie or tflo small not
ftemoon, aged 75 tn ,i. Ivln1v Intnrestnii In tho
nth. Ho had been nlnnmin mnvomnnl. nrrnrrllnt? to tho
, """i1-" "i -"" - i uiiuun utrus uiiu la lugiuuu in . . .,, ., t.,i.a tim nn-rt counnuu io tno nuiiHo uui iui iuu views or those who aro nrosecutinK
Wllkes-Barre conferenco of sages From tho Titanic Disaster." t township, Just north of tho borough and to the J3'". next k b ft 8orlousnca8 lv Tousoholdor In Ilonosdnlo
ithoran.MlnlBtorlum met atj1Io took fop Mb text the E Rhty-flrs ,ncg. As wo nI,proached the road-, i nil of his condition had been recognized ; d vc&ty?Uno matter "hero ho
KJ v " " nltiinof Tfm Mi ft r Of T J r la dir. i i a. . i t
lives, wiieuier it uu in u muuaiuu ur
, . i HliUOi v (i iinuuviiuii wiv , !.,-, ri i n 1 Vllllnrr th a ilia. " lila I'UUUiuuu iitiu uuuu i o w fc v i 1111(1 VlClnlLV. IlU ITIalltT Wliei
ha I Way leading to tho entrance of thls"o bW Vlng nest at on o dlS , almost from tho first. Ho Is sur-; ,4, wllelhe'r U be Tit la mansl
f- up-to-date farm our attention was .at-, eaB'"? : I " neighborhood of vlvccl hy hla w,fo' ono daughter, Mrs. . B 8hacki or any 0f tho Intormi
hat !r?ci?d, fha?.0UJ!S. .a,L,f, a bllUon liles wero kUled In A;. of,th, 8cl'y,' n-r! ot buildings, Is hereby
Psalm, thirteenth verso "Oh that
my people would hearken unto me
"Pnn. V rt, irl, fa n m In 111V lllll
this morning. Four messages that nilght llavo bccn ,nrgot practice, but , W" oro killed In tho var
pnmn n us frnm the slnklnir Titanic. ,, fiV,- it,i,i ti,n hill n lous campaigns of 1311 and lllthy
"First It Is a grave mistake to ., these nrocresslve farmers Reding places were ; c leaned up
Rnrrlflre snfntv on tho Atlnnt C to ,.. ..M , Jlvnrml thnti that, 11 loll alone, would navo iiisur
luxurlousncss and speed. they were planting peach trees. They
"Second This great loss of llfo na,i no pckt shovel or grubblng axe
was unnecessary. but wore setting out yearlings at
Third Tlio cure lor mo ovn, tllG rato of ono per minute and with
that hns wrecked so many homes
and Is eating like a canker Into tho
social life of our times, Is a lovo so
true, so tender, so strong, that not
even death can sever It.
Fourth In llfo s crisis God is
In tho evening the Easter music
was repeated by the choir.
Commerce Hot ween the Ports on tho
Atlantic and Pacific Coasts Over
tho Panama Houto AVIU Hcnellt
Philadelphia, April 30.
Just what effect the present United
States navigation laws will have up
on intercoastal commerce under
unfinished business; reports of stand-1 our only refuge and strength, and
lng committees; Mission, president , then tho heart turns to min
or conference; doctrinal and practi
cal subjects, Rev. J. D. C. Wltke:
apportionment committee, Rev. F.
Croman; committee on excuses, Rev.
1j. B. Sterner; board of church ex
tension society of tho Wllkes-Uarro
conference, Rev. W. M. Rehrig, Ph.
(D ; statistician, Rev. W. F. Heldt;
report of visitor, president of con
ference; Luther league, Northeast
district, tho president; Upper Le
high Valley district, the president;
matters referred to conferences by
synod; miscellaneous 'business.
Tuesday afternoon, 2 o'clock
Opening service, Rev. L. B. Sterner;
discussion of doctrinal and practical
subjects; "The Scopo and Import
ance of E angelical Church Disci
pline Hev. O. F. Ettweln; "Origi
nal Sin.'" Rev. Paul L. Kunzmann;
' The Pastor in tho Catechetical
Class,' Rev. W. M. Rehrig, Ph. D.
Tuesday Evening. 7:30 o'clock
Vesper service. Rev. A. L. Smith;
"The Great Importance of Attending
to tho Proper Education of Our
Young People." Rev. W. Euchlor;
"Tho Field of Lutheran Evangelistic
Work and Methods of Work," Rev.
C. K. Fegley.
Wednesday Morning. 9 o'clock
Opening service with address, Rev.
L. Lindenstruth, D. D.; institutions
(brief written reports) ; Thologlcal
Seminary, Rev. W. M. Behrig, Ph.
D. ; Muhlenberg College, Rev. J. A.
Bender; Institutions of mercy, Rev.
W H. Kline; reports of special com
mittees; President's report, audit
ing, reformation Jubilee, forward
movement, Sunday school Institute
Inner mission, W. H. and F. Mission
ary Society, visitor's questions, rec
ommendation of students lor Dene'
much more enso1 than father or
grandfather ever thought of doing.
But how, our readers ask, did they
do It? Wo will tell you how and
hope that the 'mothod adopted by
theso gentlemen may 'bo practiced
moro extensively In the future by
orchnrdlsts and farmers.
Dynamite was tho agency used and
to our knowledge it is the first time
this powerful explosive has ibeon
used In 'Wayne county or nt least in
this section for preparing the soil for
transplanting trees. A. T. Bryant
had charge of tho operation. He
measured off 18 feet between the
avenues and 15 f,eet between the
trees. At the end of every 15 feet
Mr. Bryant forced a crowbar down
into the subsoil a distance of 15
Inches into which a third of a stick
of 30 Du Pont dynamite was
dropped. The fuse was Ignited and
ter, Mrs. G. G. Waller, of German-, nc(j to clean up his premises. And
town, and ono brother, P. W. Bent- to their credit most of them seem to
ley, of this city. , !lo cntiroly willing to engage in tho
.1 m nronacation of additional un- e"J"ini aiuari uemiuy was task of making tho town cleaner
1 1 o ...ill nvfnrmlnntlnn U1U
JUJm 111 liXJi, UA,t iiiuuit.iuii
of tho species. But if the plans of . - "V '"7,"" r ".XT' ?JPaK. s s "3 al
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naiionni, biuiu uuu iu" u. - . , . mmn.,,i t.ia
canlzatlons and health departments i 1lcawa3,crap,?!elI :...r h'a.
are only half carried out, tho outlook
for tho crop of 1913 will foe very
much less encouraging to the ily.
Just think of It the female houso
ily whose progeny In a season is
1,090, 181, 249, 320,720, 000, OQO.O 0 0,
000 Hies, enough to make 2C8.778,
1 05,801 cubic miles, or moro than
tho total mass of tho earth, visits our
homes every day. Please kill that
' . t ltl, ,.n ' llCC. ill! IlU
. ' "us. 'V . ,i school boatd and
ieL lllil uu niiicu i j '.
any form except ny sucny ny-
father' ..lpnnnnt. as this will bo for tho offl-
and an uncle. He was admitted to ' rnr(,. i,IBt that much moro unnleas-
the bar of Susquehanna county In I ant wm t be for those arrested.
iou- ll.v.t us hone there will (bo no occas-
cnanged mariuiue .mu iumiucir Brip, of chnr(reg had been
conditions due to tho opening of the '.tLW. hSi wn
Panama Canal; and what modifica
tions will be necessary In those laws
to build up a larger American Mer
chant Marine, and encourage tho In
vestment, oi American cajmai mcie- , h f become loosened in all
in, aro questions that are .causing 5r?"??adfn
able agitation in political as r"""""" ."r" :-:,, ,,,,
set off an Inspection of the holes was
made. Mr. Bryant dropped the crow
bar into the holes made, and it sank
down a little over half its length
without any effort whatever. The
considerable agitation in politi
well as in business and commercial
It is conceded that the present
domestic merchant marine is scarce
ly adequate to tho purposes it now
serves, and that it will fall far short
of meeting the demands of increased
commerce between ports on the At
lantic and Pacific Coasts, over tho
Panama route.
But at tho same time It is recog
nized that under existing maritime
laws in this country foreign vessels
cannot engage in commercial trans
portation between two American
ports. Therefore tho exchange of
products between eastern and west
ern states by water carriers must
necessarily devolve upon vessels
built In tho United States, flying this
country's Hag. and in all other re
flciary aid, coal for Good Shepherd j spects meeting tho requirements of
Home; report oi conference Histor
ian, Hev. J. H. Kuder; miscellaneous
Wednesday Afternoon, 1:30
Opening service, Rev. C. C. Millet!
tho Federal statutes.
In view of such conditions 'busi
ness men in all parts of the stato
foresee the necessity, and at tho
same time the opportunity, for tho
postponed reports; miscellaneous re-1 Investment of local capital in new
norts: renort of committee on ex
cuses; final roll call and adjournment
Wlll Probably He Built Tills Spring
Commissioners to Advertise for
There is an absolute necessity for
tho erection of the proposed Court
Ktreet footbridge In Honesdale. The
ibrldge view has been approved by
the court and everything is in readi
ness for the county commissioners to
advertise for bids. Wo have receiv
ed authentic information that the
board is seriously considering the ad
visability of building the bridge this
enrine. which will be gratifying news
to tho hundreds of people that tho
bridge would accommodate. The
Greater Honesdalo Board of Trade,
which fathered tho movement, has
adopted plans for tho structure
which call for a reinforced concrete
bridge 1G0 feet long. The arch span
will be 110 feet with a footpath of
1 . f 1 1 .....1 .i 1 . to nntlHnil tn
something from the county as sholcrs and exporters. The possibility of
pays one-fifth or all the taxes or the ""ua"a u....t,
county. This alone Is an item ! these new lines, thereby retaining as
Strong "1 grip upuii uiu irauaiJuuaiiuu
situation as they have in the past,
in the judgment or many gives a now
steamship lines, with tho prospect
of earning big dividends in return.
Preliminary steps havo already been
taken to estimato what Pennsylva
nia's share of this Increased commer
cial activity will bo; and there aro
rumors of a financial syndicate about
to be formed, to establish a new
shipping lino between the Port of
Philadelphia and Pacific coast ports,
via tho Panama Canal.
While It is not known just how
far such negotiations havo progress
ed, It is realized that within a short
time after tho opening or tho Pan
ama Canal several such new lines
will be necessary, and that those
who are first to meet tho need will
naturally get tho strongest hold on
this new business. The situation is,
for many reasons, ono of vital Im
portance to Pennsylvania and tho
many industries centred here.
In the first place, commercial men
point out that every Pennsylvania
industry will be directly or indi
rectly affected, and that tho interests
of tho ullraato consumer aro no less
at stake than aro those of tho man-
iifoitiitnpo 41m fflwnnpfl thn i Tn Tn r t -
which ought to carry considerable
weight with tho county commlBslon-
n-ti Tf Iha hnnrd rlnna nnt Intend to
build tho bridge this year we suggest and more serious
that it advert so for hlds and ascer-, ""' i
tain the cost of same. The county! Tho natural fear Is expressed that
treasury is in good shape and the under such conations tho railroads
county is free from debt. Let us would bo just as powerful to fix
aspect to tho
havo tho bridge this spring.
Teachers' Association at Kqulnunk,
May 10-11.
The spring meeting of tho Teach
ers' Association of Wayne tounty
will be held at Equinunk, May 10
and 11. A largo attendance of
teachers is desired.
Tho following program will be
rendered: Friday, May 10, 8 p. m.
Solo, Edith N. Freed; recitation,
Jane B. Gilchrist; lecture, Dr. D.
W. LaRue, Professor of Psychology
of Stato Normal School, East
Strudsburg, and of Harvard Univer
sity Summer School.
Saturday, May il, 9 a. m.: De
votional exercises; "Geography,"
Elizabeth A. Baird; address, Dr. La
Jtue; paper, W. W. Menhennett; rec
itation, Jane B. Gilchrist; "Somo
Present Country Problems," II. II.
(Special to The Citizen.)
. .Ixindon, April !10. It Is reported
that tho American Milp, "Texas,"
carrying a enrgo of lumber, struck n
tiuhmurino mine, to-day, us tho ves
bel entered tho Gulf of Smyrna.
Seventy-seven of tho crow of 1-10
men aro reported to navo ueen kjh
rates and equalize competition as
they are now. And wlillo there is
no disposition to diminish tho busi
ness or cut tho legitimate profits
of tho rail carriers, the control of
tho new Intercoastal steamship lines
that carry tho commerce by way of
Panama will, nevertheless, largely
determine to just what extent tho
country as a whole shall profit by tho
dlg-glng or the " Big Ditch."
Lumber and fruits rrom tho west
em states, and harU coal from Penri-
sylvanla, will in themselves form a
big percentage of this Intercoastal
trade. With slight exception what
transportation of these commodities
thoro has beon in the past between
those two markets has been by tho
railroads. Tho transfer of this busi
ness, therefore, to water carriers at
greatly reduced rates, ropesents a
directly proportionate loss to tho
railroads. It Is regarded as only
natural that they should avail them
selves of tho best opportunity re
maining that of dominant control
over tho steamship lines.
blast not only breaks up the harden
ed ground but kills all Insects and
grubs In the soil. A tree planted in
the hole will be helped In its growth.
It gives the tree roots a better op
portunity to spread out than when
the hole is dug by hand. Ten trees
were planted in about as many min
utes. After a tree Is placed In tho
hole, sod is drawn around it and
carefully packed down. Fertilizer
will be placed over the sod and dirt
as a top dressing. The remaining
depression will serve as a pocket to
retain the rain.
Tho Mountain Rose, Early Craw
ford. -Niagara and El iBerta, all free
stone, comnrlse the early varlotles
planted. Messrs. Bryant and Rob
inson, if their trees grow well, ex
pect a crop in two soasonB. They
have set out 500 trees and all havo
been planted by means of dynamite
An example of the great benefit
derived from the use of explosives.
for excavating the holes In which
young trees aro to bo planted, was
recently brought to our attention by
a well-known fruit grower, who re-
norted that he planted nine peach
trees a few years ago to determine
positively whether anything was to
bo gained by using dynamite. Three
of the trees were planted in holes by
drillinc a two-inch auger three to
four feet deep, and exploding a
charge of dynamite In tho bottom;
tho other six trees were planted In
holes of tho regulation size by hand.
In three years tho three trees which
had been planted In tho blasted
holes were strong and healthy, and
produced between five and six
bushels of very fine peaches; but tho
other six trees, platncd upon tho
same ground without blasting, bore
practically no peaches at all, both
fruit and leaves having shrivelled up
and dropped off during tho dry sea
Bon. In addition to the orchard end of
thoir farm, Messrs. Bryant and Rob
inson are raising chickens upon an
extensive scale. They havo GOO lay
ing hens and about 900 chicks. All
chickens are White Leghorns. New
York was a ready market for eggs
Inst winter and good prices wero re
ceived for tho product. Tho chicken
houso, 14x100 feet, is built on
modern lines and faces tho south.
FIno springs aro located upon tho
farm and everything is kept in first
class shape.
Before many years will have pass
ed Messrs. Bryant and Robinson will
bo enjoying tho fruits of their labor.
They havo sot an example which all
progressive farmers ought to follow.
It certainly would mean an increase
In tho crop per aero and tho farmer
who fails to realize this, and still")
believes that ho can get along in
tho old way, will soon find himself
hopelessly defeated.
paper. Traps, "swatters" and poison
paper can be used. Tho wide awaito
boy can set his trap or dish of poison
paper in windows, mosi any mer
chant would give permission to havo
traps or other devices placed in his
store windows to free his place of
the 11 v. To make a trap tack a cone
or wire gauze to a wooden base con
taining a hole about three inches in
diameter. Tack legs or supports oi
somo kind that win raise mo trap
about a half inch above the surrace
on which it is placed. Cover tho
lower part of the cone with a black
cloth. Use a poisoned bait. The
flies will afterwards climb toward
the light. Sweetened water is a
good bait, this of courso will not kill
tho Ily, something must be added to
it to make it fatal.
It Is better not to drown tho fly
for a wet fly does not occupy as
much space as a dry one. Sulphur
fumes can be used with success to
kill them when the trap needs empty
ing. Tho flies will 'be counted by
bulk, 1,600 flies filling a gill meas
ure. Kill all tho flies you see, save them
and bring them to tho Citizen offlce.
They will bo counted and you will
be given the proper credit. You can
not earn 10 easier.
Stato Water Commission Sends
Names of Companies to Attorney
Cencnd for Rei-ocntion of Char
ters. Harrisburg. Names of sixty-five
inactive water companies of the stato
were certified to tho attorney gen
eral's department by the stato wa
ter supply commission for revocation
of charters. This, it is said. Is the
beggest single action of this kind
ever undertaken.
The general incorporation act of
1874 provides for vacation of tho
charter of any corporation that does
not start work within two years af
ter It gets its charter and which does
not finish construction within five
years. Tho water supply commis
sion has been looking over charter
records in tho state department for
some time to ascertain what compan
les are amenable to revocation.
Some of the companies on the list
aro not merely Inactive but havo
certified to the auditor general's de
partment that they aro doing noth
ing: this was done in order to escape
taxation. Somo of tho companies
wero Incorporated ten or moro years
ago; others havo been incorporated
moro recently.
The companies named 'from this
end of tho stato aro as follows:
People's Water company, of Ply
mouth township, Luzerno county.
PIko Water Power company, Haw
ley borough, Wayne county.
Shavertown water company, i
Ho practiced law in 'Montroso un
til October 20, 1SGG, when ho took
up his Tesldence In Williamsport and
continued the practice of law. There
aro only two men living today who
wore members of the Lycoming
county bar when he was admitted
and neither of them Is in active prac
tice, lie had served in both tho
Common council
with credit to the ward which chose
He served for a number of years
as clerk of tho circuit court of tho
United States for the western -district
of Pennsylvania and still held
tho olllce of United States Commis
sioner. AVns First Protlionotary.
When the Superior court was
created, in June, 1S95, Mr. Bentley
was appointed prothonotary for the
Williamsport district and continued
to hold that offlce until death remov
ed him.
When, In 1888, the Republican
party looked about for a strong man
whom It felt could be elected judge
of this county, its choice fell upon
Mr. Bentley and, after a campaign of
unusual warmth, ho was defeated by
Hon. John J. Metzgar by only 44
votes In a poll of nearly 15,000
votes. Then followed tho famous
judicial contest which lasted more
than a year before Judges .Mayer,
Rockefeller and Burcher decided Mr.
Metzgar elected by a plurality of
129 votes.
An Excellent Musicinn.
Mr. Bentley was very fond of mu
sic and in his younger days no con
cert or homo musical entertainment
was complete witnout mm. no
played Dick Deaueye in the famous
WllHaimsport "Pinafore" -company
which made the 'Williamsport hospi
tal possble by Its performances, and
Sam Trusty, the boatman, In "The
Naiad Queen." Ho was a member
of tho Ulandel and Haydn society
and In Its ipalmy days sang promi
nent parts in Its cantatas, one of
wlilM, n'in -rTlin Uflvm.nlfi-s."
For many years he was organist
of Trinity Episcopal churcu and when
the chimes wore first placed In Trin
ity's steeple and when they were
used for moro than striking tho
quarter hour, it was his hand that
pealed out tho hymns and other
sweet music on Its bells.
Mr. Bentley was also a vestryman
of Trinity church for a number of
years. Williamsport Gazette and
Tho following obituary notice of B.
S. Bentley appeared In last Wednes
day's Williamsport Gazette and Bul
letin. Mr. Bentley was a cousin of
Mrs. W. H. Stone of Court street.
The deceased was In the law office of
G. G. Waller, Honesdale, ono year.
Ion for arrests.
Individual property owners aro
not alono In being directed to take
part in tho clean-up movement.
Corporations, business firms and
owners of vacant lots are among
those to whom the word has been
given also.
There aro a number of families
in Honesdalo who havo heeded form
er requests to clean up to whom tho
Improvement Association is indeed
very grateful.
In cleaning up your back yards,
and cellars you will como across
considerable rubbish which you
can turn into money, such as old
rubbers, Iron, brass, copper and pa
pers. 'Rake up. Clean up. Shlno up.
Dust up. Try and make your home
surroundings neater than your
neighbors. Begin now.
Every boy who goes chestnutlng
should hear tho free Illustrated lec
ture at tho school auditorium Friday
evening, May 3. Keller 03. Hockey
will show many interesting and In
structive pictures and tell tib how
tho chestnut trees of this county may
bo saved from destruction by tho
(SDoclal to Tho Cltlzon.)
Hlllsvlllo, W. Va.. April 30. The
trial of tho Allon gang was commonc
ed hero this morning. Tho gang
Is charged with killing tho Judge.
district attorney, clerk of tho court
and others March 14 last when tho
Aliens wero on trial.
Ainonc tho men to bo tried are
Floyd, Victor, Claudo and Frlel Al
len, all brothers. Floyd will ue mod
All spectators wero searched bo
foro they were allowed to enter tho
court room.
It is oxpectod that tho trial will bo
of short duration.
Both Sldew Claim Victory; A
Fight is On.
(Special to Tho Citizen.)
'BoBton. Mass.. April 30.-
urlmarles aro In Besslon horo today,
There Is a hot fight on, both sldos
claiming a victory.
Attorney General Has Set May 8 as
Tino For HenriiiK on Attorney's
Attorney Thomas D. Shea, of
Wllkes-Barre, who Is leading the re
call against President Judge II. A.
Fuller, of Luzerne county, has suc
ceeded in gottlng Attorney General
Anniversary Sermon Prcathed by
Pastor Wendell Sunday Electric
City Quartette Entertain Mon
day Evening Excellent Sup
per. Freedom Lodge of Odd Fe.lows,
No. 88, royally entertained their
members, wives and invited guests
.it their lodco rooms last Monday
evening, the occasion being the cel
ebration of tho 93rd anniversary of
Odd Fellowship in America. The
latter, 'however, was nttingi:- observ
ed at the Baptist chun-h last Sunday
evening when 75 nicm'ue.s of Free
dom Lodge attended that church in
a body. They listened to a very
strong and Instructive sermon by tho
"p'asto,- tRer. G. S. Wemlell. Tho
lesson was taken from the story of
tho "Good Samaritan" and tho -words
of Christ, " What doest thou?" or
In other words, what is your pur
pose. The social side of tho anniversary
was attended by about 200 guest
and members. A most sumptuous
supper was served and only words
of highest praise wore heard con
cerning it. After the guests had
partaken of the repast .tney are
entertained by tho Electric City
Quartette. The members of this
singing club were heartily encored
after each selection. Their voiceB
blended nicely and they are stars ot
tho first magnitude. They wero well
recolved and Freedom Lodge made
no mistako In securing them for
their evening's entertainment.
Vice-Grand R. M. Stocker made
a short address and R. J. 'Rehbeln
told a few stories.
Freedom Lodge is ono of tho
most active fraternal organi
zations in Wayne county. It ha3 a
membership of 165 and the prospects
aro good for many moro. Tho lodge
was instituted In Prompton October
1G, 1843, and was removed to Hones
dale July 31. 1852. The lodge
meets every Monday evenlngn. Its
officers are: L. S. Partridge, noble
grand; 11. M. Stocker, vice grand;
W. A. Sluman, secretary; A. C.
Lindsay, treasurer; G. W. Penwar
den, R. J. Muller and Ceorgo Lo-
renz, trustees, it is to tuese b"-
,,,Mrri ......T Z' Ml to set May 8. at 10 a. m.. in men that those who attended tho so-
lYiiiKsiuwu luvwimui., I Harrsburg, for a hearing to show 1 cial gathering Monday evening are
Spragueville Water company,
Strouds township, Monroo township.
OnuHi Ahlnetnn Wnlop onmnnnv.
South Ablngton, Lackawanna county. .
Springs Run water company, .ncs-
copeck township, Luzerno county.
Lenape 'Water supply company,
Coolbaugh township, Monroo county.
'Monroe Twnshlp Water company.
Monroe township, Snyder county.
Buck Township Water company,
Buck township, Luzerno county.
Struck by Iickawanna Train,
Kchacrrcr Died in Hospital.
Struck by a Lackawanna railroad
train at Gouldsboro Sunday, William
Schaeffer, 54 years old, employed at
tho St. Charles hotel In Gouldsboro,
died at 5 o'clock Monday morning in
tho Stato hospital, Scranton.
Schaeffer was a former resldont
of Wilkos-Barro. but lately lived with
13. Schaeffer, a brother, on Acadomy
street. It was a milk train tnat un
hlra as ho crossed tho tracks. His
skull was fractured and an opera
tion was performed.
1)00 1'cr Cent, on Mnrconl Stock.
Tho stockholders of tho iMarconl
Wireless Telegraph Company of
America, at a special meeting hold
recently approved tho proposition to
Increase tho capital stock from
G82.G00 to $10,000,000. Sharehold
ers will rocelvo llvo shares of now
stock, par value ?B each, for every
sharo of old stock, tho par of which
Is 125, and will also bo allowed to
subscrlbo for additional now stock
at par dn tho ratio of flvp shares of
now to ono of old up to tho close
, ot business on May u
cause whether a quo warranto shall indebted.
not bo instituted against Judgo Ful-ia time.
At tho legislative session of 1U01,
a bill was passed entitling the Elev
enth judicial idlstrlot, which is tho Messenger
same as uuzerno county, to an aucu
tional law judge. That bill was sign
ed by tho governor on July 11.
All had the finest kind of
(Special to Tho Citizen.)
Halifax. N. S., April 30. At 9:40
this morning tho morgue ship, Mac-
1. .. .n.nnl , ,w.l . . ,1 l.-lnnlnn
shore 225 bodies, victims ot tho TI- kicked off the gas tube which allow-
tanlc disaster, as tno vessel steamed
toward shore- tho church bells tolled I
Hoy Slept In Office
Kicked Off Gils Tube and Died
Two Hours After Discov
ered. (Special to Tho Citizen.)
Scranton, April 30. Harry Rel
denbach, aged 14 years, of this city,
a messenger boy at offlco No. 6 of
tho Messenger company, was found
unconscious tills morning at 6
o'clock. Reldenback had slept in tho
offlco all night and In somo manner
and flags woro lowered at half-mast.
In five minutes afterwards tho bod
ies were removed from tho ship.
Sailors stood in a lino and passed
tho bodies from hand to hand.
They woro covered with burlaps and
canvas. Tho bodies woro soaked
with sea salt and wero comparatively
In good condition. They woro plac
ed in servico wagons and taken to
Among tho numbor wero Col. John
Jacob Astor and Isodoro Strauss, be
ing tho last to bo removed from tho
ship, Tho remains of Col. Astor
woro Identified by Captain iRIchard
Robert, who claimed that tho body
was that of his former master.
Tho sailors claim that tho scenes
wero horrible whon tho bodies wero
picked up. Many ot them, thoy state,
woro found frozen In tho lco and It
was with groat difficulty that thoy
were secured.
mi Mm to escape. Ho was re-
niovod to tho Stato hospital and de
Bplto all efforts mado to resuscitate
hlra. ho died two hours later with
out gaining consciousness.
McNally Now Owns Ijiiko Lodore.
Patrick McNally has purchased
tho Jordan's Interest In tho Lake
Lodoro Improvomont company and
will hereafter conduct tho business
of that popular picnic resort himself.
Tho deal Includes tho purchase of
Lako Lodoro, Elk and Keen lakes
and about sovon acres of land near
tho Ice housos. Tho picnic ground
Is loasod property. Tho deal in
cludes all stock with the exception
of J5.000 hold hy Mrs. Robinson,
Scranton. Tho offices will bo trans
fered from Scranton to Waymart
Tho Citizen congratulates Mr. Mc
Nally 1n obtaining control of that
popular resort and hopes ho will ex
perience a record-breaking year.