The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, May 08, 1912, Image 1
Cfti ; 1 f "Wo Print All Uip News That's Fit to Print All tlio Time." It is Quality nml ' Qunntlty That Go u n tH in . vertislng. b a 3 : 70th YEAR. --NO. 37 HONBSDALB, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 1912. PRIC s 2 CENTS fa w yexu TO ERADICATE CHESTNUT BLIGHT KlTorl Being Made by State to Check Diseaso Now lostroyiiin Millions of Dollars' Worth of Timber in Pennsylvania. The chestnut tree blight, which i3 fast deforesting this section of the country of its best and most promis ing timber, has readied Wayne coun ty. Reallzlnc what a loss it will be come and what already it is to the State, I'ennsylvaniii has appropriated S275.000 to fight wliat uow appears i " """J"' ' "'u -to be an incurable disease. The il011 "rt the glory of Jerusalom; Blight . onimission, whoso .head- T.1,0,J art the joy of Israel; Thou art uuarters are in Philadelphia, has a corps of instructors on the road go ing from plate to place telling of the devastation of the 'blight and giving advice how to check it from spread ing over a greater territory, Hones dale was isited on Friday and Sat urday last by K E. 'Hockey, of Phil adelphia Mr. Hockey gave an in structive illustrated lecture on tho extermination of the blight last Fri day evening at tho High school au ditorium The speaker said in part: This disease was tlrst discovered In New York state in 1904. It was never seen before and was unknown to scientists and at lirst it was thought a foreign production. It is, however, a parasite rather than a saprophyte It spread from the Bronx, up tho Hudson in New York state, to Pennsylvania, showing it self In Susquehanna, Wayne, Pike and Luzerne counties; through Wil liamsport to lledford. It has also done great damage In Delaware and Maryland The disease is working westward and the infection Is found in nearly all parts of this county, the percenetage. however, is not very large here The last legislature of Pennsv v , a appropriated $275,000 to be asetl in the light of the dis ease The value of chestnut timber in tins stute is $50,000,000. It is hoped that the efforts of the com mission to prevent the spread of the blight beyond the aera now affected may materialize in stamping it out. Property owners are urged to be come familar with tho symptoms and work of the chestnut blight and keep themselves posted on the subject. They are asked to cut down infected trees for .two reasons. First, It is thoir duty; and secondly to prevent the spread of the disease. The In fected trees, if the diseased 1 i'bs aro not cut out, die and lumber rapidly deteriorates. This way one can utili Jzo the Infected trees and limit the spread of the disease to surround ing healthy chestnut. Every tree that is Infected should be cut down and the Infected portions 'burned. The method of determining and the treatment of the disease is described in the several publications issued by the Chestnut Blight Commission, 1112 Morris building. Philadelphia. It is hoped by the co-operation of the land owners and Boy Scouts In Wayne county that the flight can be eradicated The Blight commission has 100 srout masters and several troops In the state endeavoring to stamp out tho disease. Scout Master Edward G. Jenkins of Honesdale troop of Boy Scouts, has been appointed as an unsalaried Held agent of the Blight Commission. He was tho first agent of the kind to be appointed in the State of Penn sylvania. Scout Master Jenkins will be glad to give any advice on tho subject. The scouts have become familiar with the disease and will do what Ihey can to aid in the success ful campaign. The disease is carried by birds, insects, leaves and dust. On Saturday Mr. Hockey accom panied Scout Master Jenkins and the local troop of boy scouts to Irving Cliff where a Held inspection was made. After examing several trees Mr. Rockey found that more trees were fire-killed than wore suffering from the blight. He Is confident that the work of exterminating the blight will be successful In 'Wayne county, owing to tho chestnut trees being more scattered than they are in most sections. After the troop arrived on Irving's brow two flags were erected on the crown of tho cliff, which floated until ttie camp broke in the afternoon. The scouts thoroughly enjoyed them selves Dinner was prepared in reg ular siout fashion. Potatoes were roasted in a fire which also broiled line cuts of steak. It was the writ er s privilege to dine with tho boys and to say that we had an excellent time is putting It In a mild way. If you want to have a good time, take a trip with tho scouts. You will not only have 4,'ood social time, but the ouilng will be of an educational value to you. Instructor Rockey speaks in words of highest praise concerning Scout Master Jenkins. He said ho never met a more energetic scout master and that tho boys aro to 'be con gratulated in having a leader of the calibre of Mr. Jenkins. Mr Rockey left Honesdale Satur day afternoon for New York City. From thence ho went to Mllford, Plko county, where for a week ho will Instruct foresters on tho Glfford Pinchot tract how to exterminate tho blight and care for tho trees. Mr. Hockey jnade a number of friends during hla visit in Honesdale who hope to see him again. SPOUTIXO XOTKS. A few of tho baso ball team got together last Thursday night and talked over the possibilities of a team ifor this summer. Several names were mentioned as possible candidates for manager but no definite step was taken. Tho meeting was adjourned until Tuesday night (to-night) when deflnito stops would bo taken. Tho prospects of a good team are bright. (Julius Polt Is recovering from a week's attack of tho grip. DISGRACED FLAG OF OUR NATION Father O'Toolo Speaks on the ltecent Pulling Down of the .Nation's Km- iiiem iy imiustriai Workers All lu-spccl DUO uur I'lUg1. in an eloquent and patriotic ser mon on Sunday Father John O'Toolc, of St. John's II. C. church spoke on the recent mass meeting of tho In dustrial Workers of tho World, held I In Union 'Square, New York, whore tho ilag of the nation was pulled down and trampled in the dust In the Presence of thousands of people thc honor of our people." Book of Judah. In part wo take tho following ex tracts from the sermon: "These words can be fittingly ap plied to Mary, Mother of God, whom wo are honoring this month, for May is the month of Mary. We honor Mary because she Is the mother of God. God could not, with all his omnipotence, create a purer, holler person than Mary. God himself honored 'Mary. Why should wo not honor her? The 'Blessed Virgin Mary Is Justlly called the chosen daughter of tho heavenly Father, tho true mother of tho iDlvlne Son, and the Emaculate Spouse of tho Holy Ghost. Some people who do not correctly understand our religion, call us Idolators. An idolator, the diction ary tells us, Is one who gives divine honor to Images or statues. Wo do not give divine honor to Statues. When we adorn the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary or when we pray before that statue, we only honor her, whom the statue repre sents. We ask Mary to pray for us and to intercede for us with her Divine Son. We offer sacrifices to God alone. Wlien one looks at Mary's statue one is more forcibly reminded of her, whom the statue represents. When one admires a great bronzed statue of a soldier erected in a park ono is forcibly reminded of the soldier, whom the statue represents. If ono stood looking admiringly at that soldier's statue or if one adorn it with wreaths of flowers wo could not be called idolators, but only honoring the soldiers, who are rep resented by that statue. Wo all ad mire the soldiers who fought, bled and died for the proudest flag that ever waived over land or sea. The Hag represents the nation, a republi can form of government, "a govern ment of the people, by the people and for tho people," We Catholics both admire the soldier, and lovo the flag of our na tion, and now as ever we should be ready and willing to protect that flag and to prevent desecrating hands from stretching out and dragging It into the dust. Wo regret very much that some American citizens on the first day of May in Union Square, New York city, permitted the desecrating hands of the Industrial Workers of the World, to pull down the flag and trample upon It in tho presence of thousands, who were thero attending tho mass meeting of Socialists, as sembled there. We admire tho patriotic citizens of San Diego, California, who pro tected a flag on the fourth of last April and forced one hundred Indus trial Workers of the World, all of whom admitted they were anar chists, to kneel on the ground and kiss the folds of an American flag, in the early dawn of that day near San Onfre, a small settlement, a short distance this side of the Orange county line. Tho ceremony, which was most unwillingly performed, was witnessed by forty-fivo deputy constables and a largo body of armed citizens of San Diego. The men, who were forced to show respect to the National emblem, composed a party that left Santa Ana on a freight train the night before and whoso coming was waited by tho deputies and armed citizens, who had gone out In automobiles to meet them and drive them back. Tho Indus trial Workers were stopped at San Onfre and detained there until they had finished tho flag kissing, then they were divided into squads of five and placed in command of a detail of denuties. The march to the county lino was started and the procession moved to the tune of the "Star Spangled Banner" in which they were compelled at least to make a show of joining. At the Orange county line tho men were given a parting caution to keep out of Orange county. They gladly set out towards tho north on the railroad tracks. All honor and glory to tho patriotic citizens of San Diego, who forced those undesirable citizens to respect the Hag that rep resents our nation. The press of tho country that fur nished us with this San Diego inci dent Informs us of a remarkable In cident at the encampment of tho 13th regiment at Bit. Gretna in 1900. Wo read then that a civilian refused to salute the flag as ho was passing. A serttlndl called his attention to it. Tho newspaper account further says: Tho civilian haughtily asked tho sen tinel, "Must I salute that flag?" Tho sentinol replied, "Yes, If you want to pass Here. "Whoro Is tho Colonol?" indig nantly asked tho civilian At this point Colonol Watres, of Scranton eamo upon tho scene and told him if ho wished to pass that way 'ho was obliged to salute tho flag, but if ho refused ho could walk out of camp another way by which ho would not bo forced to pass by this Hag The civilian turned, stopped over ropes and headed for tho exit gato .by a vvav not nasslnc tho nag Somo of tho Boldlors iheard of tho Incident and got tho band to gether. Others got a blanket Intend ing to toss him before tho band drummed him out of camp. But Col. COUNCIL FAVORS CITY ),.,.,. .... Will Remodel Building and Improvements Will Not Exceed $3,000 Tho town council will remodel tho tho town. In other words, thero Is city hall 'for a postofflco providing, 1 no revenuo coming In and unless when equipped, It will not exceed ( this proposition Is taken up by the $3,000. This statement was made at i council, In all probability, will ro thelr last Thursday night's regnlarj main a white elephant, monthly meeting after tho mnttor Tho council discussed converting had been discussed. The entire conn-'the part mentioned into private olll- cil favors converting that part of the building now used as living apart ments for J. J. Canivan and tho Council Chambers, located In the front part of the south side of the building. The committee appointed to as certain what It would cost to inako the needed changes stated that they could bo made for about $1,500. The partitions from front to the rear of the building would necessarily have to be removed and the brick wall be tween the hall and the council room would also have to be taken out. A partition would have to be placed near the entrnnce at the foot of the stairs and steel girders bo Installed to uphold tho second floor. Postoillce authorities claim it would make an Ideal place for their office, and in regard to room there would be more there than where tho office is now located. t Since the first time The Citizen suggested tho City Hall as a place for the postoflice, we have heard many express themselves In the af firmative. Of course, like every thing else, when a change Is made in the location of any public office or building, some oppose and they have a perfect right to express their op position. On the other hand the majority Is to be considered and what they think is 'best to do will in all probability be done. The City Hall, as was formerly stated In an article In Tho Citizen on the removal of tho postolflce, Is a " White Elephant " on the hands of LVWLKY SCHOOIj BOARD JOUKX IX 11AKMOXV. AD- The Xever-Fallins Sinilo of President McAiidrew Itcnuiiiicd L'nchniiucd Xo Teachers Hired or Vacan cies Filled Mnny Citizens lit Meeting. Contrary to general expectancy and much to the chagrin of sensational ists, the Havviey school board con vened Monday night at S:40, trans b wines and aJi"4-2fiOG.C3. The ordinary bills iv at 9-30- theNore nalcl- e request of the grad- acted Its routine journed in harmo being not tho slightest thing done or said to oven mar that everlasting and never falling smile of President McAndrew. And Mike's smile, 'by the way, was above tho most commonest and loudest thing there. All mem bers were present, except Dr. Voigt, who was unavoidably detained. Dr. Catterall also retired at 9:15, In an swer to a hasty professional call. There were quite a number of citi zens present, who were doomed to disappointment if they came to see a good scrap, as none was pulled off. Somo awfully knowing one, however, seemed to think that the board put one over on them and this tranquility was sham, but tho writer believes It was sincere. Let us hope so at least. Secretary Pennell volunteered tho information to tho scrlbo that he had nothing personally against Prof. Creasy, but that ho was per suaded a change In principle was really necessary at this time; that Mr. Creasy dethroned 'himself when he insisted upon paying teachers full pay when they were absent a whole week at a time of their own volition, and also broke his school law. He seemed to deplore tho whole squab ble, and trusted it was at an end. To this Michael said a very fervent "'Amen." Thero wero no teachers hired and no vacancies filled, al though quite a number of applica tions wero In evidence. Tho only two remaining old 'teachers aro Miss Lawier and Miss Daniels. Tho ma- jorlty of tho grades' teachers seemed to have gono on a sympathetic strike owing to Mr. Creasy's dismissal. It is hoped that ere the board assembles again. Its members will all have di gested the venom of thoir spleen and lmn , Hint. Diinpilu ilntn n.nnlni, JiLlf. IIIUII llll Dllld IlliU Jf, 11 14111 on.i !,.. ,,,, , !,-, r iiuuna, mill tlltlL nuilli? ill luiioi ui luu did corps of most efficient teachers will do likowiso and all be satis fied to eat a little crow for the gener al good and maintenance and contin uation of that most cstimablo High school. Wire Cutters Celling Active. Wlro cutters have beon very active In Wayne county tho past fovv days to the sorrow of tho Paupack Tele phono company. Several miles of wlro have been cut In the vicinity of Lake Arlol and Pink, effectually crippling tho service. Watres Intercepted them and allow ed tho man to go In peace. And endless honor and glory to tho 'bravo boys of tho 13th Regiment in camp at Mt. Gretna on that oc casion. Another Incident where tho flag of our country played an Important part In tho Civil war Is given hero. When the United States flag was fired upon at Fort Sumpter at tho beginning of tho Civil war, Father Malone, of Williamsburg, raised a flag with his own hands to tho top of tho steeplo of his church and later that Hag was taken down and car ried to tho front by tho volunteer soldiers of that town. When tho nows of Leo's surrender to Grant had reachod 'Williamsburg, Father Malono -raised another Hag on tho Bteeplo of his church. All during that war this patriotic clergyman preach Cd constantly to his people that they should respect tho cross as woll as to rovero tho flag." HALL FOR POST OFFICE i. .. . Providing the Fixtures ces but It was suggested that per hops after tho offices were fitted up they might not be rented and at tho most only about $750 could bo se cured from them, while If the gov ernment nccepted tho room that tho rent would be severnl hundred dol lars moro a year nnd besides a ten year contract would be signed, which would probably pay them for making the Investment. Whatever Is done the borough fathers want to do what they deem best for the town, as was expressed by the president of the council. There aro some people who would like to see the postofflco down town, naarer their respective places of business, ibut should the change bo made It would bo less than a block farther uptown than where it is now. If there is a serious objection to lo cating the postofflco In the City Hall the columns of The Citizen are open for expressing views for or against. Wo would like to hear from the business men and merchants upon tho matter. One merchant expressed his opin ion in a very candid and frank way to the writer, saying that It was "boy play suggesting the City Hall for a postoflice. Why don't you ad vocate building down by tho Wayne County Savings Bank?" We want to hear from the people. If It Is ex pressed through tho columns of The Citizen moro persons will see it. Send in your views and they will be printed, no matter which side of the fence you stand. SCHOOL HOAItl) MEETING. Present Teachers Will Probably He lCctniiied for Another Year Treas urer Reported .$'.!:;:. 75 General Fund in Treasury. On Thursday evening, May 2, the Honesdale borough school board met and discussed many things pertain ing to the school work for the next I term. A 'full board was present. The treasurer reported a general fund of $2235.75 and a sinking erclses in the Lyric, was granted. All the other school exercises will be hold at the school. The present class Is so large, however, that tho final day exercises will 'be held in tho opera house. Martin Caufleld made a sketch of a tablet to be placed In the school building with the names of the school directors, tho principal and archi tect to be engraved thereon at the time of building the school. The sketch was accepted and a marble tablet will be made. Many applications for teachers have 'been received by tho board but no action has as yet been taken. STATE HOSPITAL- HFPOUT. At tho Scranton State hospital dur ing April 313 in-patients were treat ed, making 3,511 hospital days, or an average of 117 patients treated each day. The dispensary treated 4 93 new patients, who made a total of 524 visits. Tho ambulance respond ed to S4 calls. The births at the hospital numbered six. AIUEL COMMEXCEMKXT. The annual commencement exer cises of tho Ariel High school were held last Wednesday evening In the Methodist Episcopal church at that place. Principal John 'D. Storm pre pared an excellent program which was well rendered. Tho class con sisted of nine graduates. The motto was "Aim at a Cortaln End" and the class flower, blue violet. Judge A. T. Searle, of Honesdale, delivered a lino address, which did credit to him self and the town ho represents. Tho following InterestAig pro gram was carried out: i : .tiarcn Invocation, llev. 'W. E. Harkess. Address of Welcome, Georgo Millard Bronson. Musical Selection, Anthracite Quar tette. Oration "Aim in Life," Myrtle L. Millar. Class Prophecy, Cora Alice Bldwoll. Musical Selection, Anthraclto Selec tion. Salutatory, "True Success and How to Gain It," Abblo Zoo Brink. Valedictory, "Our Country Tomor row," Frances Mabel Ramble. Piano Solo, Miss Mildred White. PART II. Musical Selection, Anthraclto Quar tette. Presentation of Diplomas, Supt. J. J. Koohlor. Address, Hon. A. T. Searle. Praise- For Alney. Tho Eastern Bradford Times has this to say about Congressman Alney and tho farmer: " Ono of tho best speeches cvor made In Congress In favor of coun try life and country people was pub lished In full In tho Daily Review of Monday. Everybody should read It. Ho Is working for our intorests." To Build State ltoad This Spring. Supervisor Ray Drown, of Texas township, recelvod a long distance tolophono message from E. A. Jones, second doputy commissioner of tho State Highway Department, that bids will bo advertised soon for tho construction of a stato xoad from Carbondalo to Honesdale. Work will bo commenced Juno 1. sgranton man murdered Found onr Wllkes-lhirro With Head llattered .Money Was fioiio Well Known in Scranton. (Special to Tho Citizen.) Scranton, May 7. Tho body of Constant Gryso, aged 31 years, a former miner of this place, was found this morning on a culm pile, inurdorcd. Gryso loft Scranton ten years ago to go to Denver and returned a short tlmo ago. He then went to Wllkes- Barro. It is stated that ho had be- como well-to-do and on ono occasion recently displayed a largo roll of bills and somo diamonds. When found Gryso's head was badly battered, his pockets were lnsldc-out and only GS cents was found on his person. Tho police have no clue to the murderer. ltooscvclt Wins Out In Maryland. Baltimore May 7. Returns from all parts of the state give tho victory In the presidential preference pri mary to 'Roosevelt and Clark. While Clark s victory apparently assures him the Maryland delegation In tho national convention, the vote between Taft and his predecessor is close. Tho signs point to sixty-six delegates for "Roosevelt and sixty three for Taft on the preferential vote. Sixty-five are necessary to nominate. In one of the districts In Baltimore city, while Hoosevelt got the prefortial vote, four Taft dele gates were elected to the state con vetnlon. Tills Is Clean Up Week! Wo ask all citizens who own or occupy property adjacent to tho rail road tracks to remove rubbish and ashes and make It neat and clean that strangers coming in on trains may gain a good Impression of the town at first sight. Honesdale Improvement Ass'n. COMMOX SCHOOL KXAMIXATIOXS The following pupils passed the common school examination given April 13: BERLIN Frances Downing, Hen rietta Budd, Hazel Lozo, Harriet Barnes, Leon Toms, Clarence Gevert, Lola Richards, Mildred Olver, Anna Reining, Horace Olver, Merrltt Ol ver, Alice Warwick, Ella Crosby, Gould Orchard, John Rlckert. BUCKINGHAM Mary Fisher, Edward Finnigan, Iva Menhennett, Eva Menhennett. r BETHANY Myer Blerly, Irene YcrKos. CHERRY RIDGE Ruth Price, Kerb6r Kathryn, Veronica Burko, Reglna Crockenberg, Fred Richard, Regina Bauman, William Buckley, Austin Bauman. CLINTON' Florence Carpenter, Helen Cole, Verna Curtis. DAMASCUS David Boyd, Samuel Noble, Addle Ross, Paul Grlfflth, Leslie Pethlck, Luella Lovelass, Florence Price, Verna Hill, Anna Kahrs, Harold Gager, Floyd Sch welghofer, Augusta Drumm, George Gregg. DREHER Graco Welnreben. Lura Beehn, Leona Fowler, Edith Roback- er, Georgie Brown, Ruth Kerr, Grace Smith, Kenneth Seig, Elgin Kerr, Russell Hause, Fred Brown, John Whittaker, Vernon Hause, Myron Qlegler, Oscar Carlton, Car roll Krautter, Stanley Ehrhardt. DYBERRY Carrie F. Benney. LEBANON Mary Burke, Hazel Knapp, Merton Gager, Lloyd Doug lass. MANCHESTER Meyer Weitzer, Mary Ryan, Leslie Hauner, Elizabeth Osborne. MT. PLEASANT Linda Stand ford, Leo O'Neill, Mary O'Neill, Velma Wilcox, Anna Onofrey, Vane Wilcox, Iva Deniing, Llewellyn Dom ing, Loretta O'Neill. OREGON Ethol Brill, Russell J Mills, Lester J. Colwill. PALMYRA Alico Doherty, Loreto Flynn, Hermann Hauf, James O'Con nor, Anna Richardson, Harry Rose, Maudo Swingle. PAUPACK Mary Chamberlain, Vincent E. Kelly, Dorothy Rohrhub er. PRESTON Howard Westgate. Orson Moshqr, Lillian Marold, Marie Tulley, Deucie Simpson, Edith Nlles, Mary Monaghan, Ueatrlco Caffery, Elizabeth McLean, Vivian Watson. PROMPTON Blanche Kuaz, Laura Robinson, Cathryn Wood. I'iorenco Wood. SALIOM Clara Chapman, Ralph Rozell, Arthur Curtis, Martha Hene forth, Lloyd Lawrence, Nettle Ne ville, Melon Walker, Russell Burrus, Butler Hamlin. SCOTT Anna Ramoy, Myrtle Evans, Wayne Fox, Hazel Warner, Laura Parsons. STERLING Carl Ammerman, Myrtle Ammerman, Russell Butler, Milton Cross, Leola Hartford, Clyde Luchs, Alico Zelglor. SOUTH CANAAN Mildred Bry ant, Loland Megargol, Henry Swin gle, Frank Bauman, Leroy Bortreo, Adam Wagner. STARRUCCA Chas. Caden, Win field Haynes, Julllan Callanter, Al bert Glover, Tracey Brown, Alta Penn, Clementine- Woodmansee, Marlon Barnes, Gladys Stearns, Graco Stearns. TEXAS Irono LaTourette. A star () Indicates that tho pupil has been conditioned in a branch. If the pupil makes up tho condition befort Sept. 1st a common school diploma or high school permit will bo granted to him. If a pupil wishes to have his full namo on the di ploma, ho Is requested to send tho same on a post card at once. Tho diplomas will bo sent to tho examin er and must be obtained from him or her. Pupils aro to apply to tho examiners in person for their diplo mas tho last week of May. I wish to thank tho examiners for their faithful and efficient work. J. J. KOEHL10R, Co. Supt. of Schools. WOMEN LEAD RIOT Three Hundred Men and Women At tack Three .Men This Morning In Scranton Women Walt on Mayor in Body. (Special to The Citizen.) Scranton, May 7. A serious strike riot started this morning at the Dick son colliery, East End Market street. Three hundred men and women, led by an unknown woman, attacked threo employees of the Delaware and Hudson construction gang. They wore stoned and beaten with clubs. The men got refuge In tho colliery and then turned the lire hose upon their assailants. A tiro alarm was turned In which brought firemen and two patrols of men. Tho three work men nre In bad shape, but they will recover. During the morning a demonstra tion never before witnessed in Scran ton, In which 2." women participated, marched through the principal streets of the city and then made a bee line for tho city hall. They asked for Mayor Van Bergan, but owing to his absence the mayor's secretary dlrec- ed them to Director O'Malley. They toiu mm tnat they wanted work for their husbands and that thev wero without 'food and money. ROOSEVELT WIN'S TEXAS.. Austin. Tex.. May 7. It Is shown by the returns of the precinct Repub lican conventions held last Saturday that Roosevelt has a majority of fif teen votes. There aro a number of counties In which no precinct primar ies wero hold and these will select delegates by Massachusetts conven tions. It is claimed by Colonel Cecil Lyons, the Roosevelt leader, that Roosevelt will receive a majority of the Instructed votes at these conven tions and that there is no doubt about a solid Roosevelt delegation ueing sent to the national conven tion from Texas. Of the 028 delegates in the state elected to the Democratic convention Wilson will have 421, according to the latest returns. The remainder are divided between Harmon and Clark. BOROUGH COUNCIL MEET The May meeting of tho boroagh officials was held last Tlu-rsday evening in the council rooms, T. J. Canivan being tho only absentee. The session was a lengthy cna, time of adjournment be'mr ll:Cr. s. A. McMullen and William Kuz. repre senting the Street and Highway com mittee of the Greater Honesdale Board of Trade, were present and presented a petition recommending the paving of Main street with brick from the south side of the Stato bridge to Fifth street. The matter was discussed at length, the committee going Into details upon the subject. Tho committee's peti tion was accepted by tho board and the council told the committee that It would have a special meeting a week from Thursday evening, May 2, for the purpose of discussing the subject at length. Under the report of standing committees the street committee rec ommended that tho secretary be In structed to notify the property own ers on Seventeenth street to lay sidewalks. Street Commissioner L. Weidner was notified to fill in tho rut at the south approach to the Stato bridge; also to remove the stone from tho street near the Strongman property on Park street. The street com mittee further reported that it had made a contract with Seaman & Brenneman to get 1,000 tons of crushed stono to be used on -Main and other streets. The steam roller will bo furnished tho town at $10 per nine-hour day, tho town to fur nish coal and take care of all break ages that might occur. The street committee was Instructed to pur chase as many square feet of cross walk stono as needed at IS cents per square foot from Walter iRandall, Hancock, X. Y. Tho stone that Is desired cannot bo secured In Hones dale. On motion of S. T. Ham, second ed by W. II. Kreltner, the street gang will hereafter be paid twice a moii... instead of monthly as here tofore. The time of the laborers should be filed with the secretary no later than Thursday. Tho burgess was instructed to notify billboard owners to care for their boards and not allow them to fall upon tho sidewalks and block tne way for pedestrians. The following bills, amounting to $77S.72, were ordered paid: Levi Degroat, patrol $30.00 Philip Jiang, assisting In ar rest Bell Telephone Co., service. . Clark & Bullock, dynamite.. . John Canivan, meals and pa trol Kraft & Conger, coal 1.00 3.40 12.00 12.00 11.82 It. 'Erk, Menner case 17.50 R. Erk, Menner case 17.50 Electric Light Co -200.00 Forber Bros C.72 Win. Donnolly, street labor.. 2G.C2 John Fisher labor 24. GS Fred Mauop' 17.14 M. Stapleton 25. 60 Samuel Wedgo 37. 7G Lawrence Woldner 49.11 Lawrence Weldnor, team work 2G.44 Fred Rlckard 4S.44 H. Knohr 28.2S Leo Braman 52.44 John Symons 25. GC M. Knohr 3.00 Mr. Bono, loworlng walk.... 12.20 L. iRognor 25 Hall and Fleming are tho names of two machinists from Carbondalo Tocontly employed by tho Gurnoy Elevator Co. Win. Norton and daughter of Clinton, wero business callers in town on Saturday.