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HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, JULY 12, 1912.
PRICE 2 CEN'JS
THREE MEN ESCAPE WITH
All Were In Ruin Near Narrow sinu s '
When Holt Descended nnd De
molished It Horse Killed.
A barn on the farm of Charles
Miller, near Beach Lake, who lives
three miles from Nnrrowsburg, was j
struck by lightning during the storm
on Wednesday and was completely
reduced to kindling wood, but It
did not catch Are. Three men were
In the barn at the time unloading
hay from n wagon, to which a team
of horses was hitched. Both
horses were knocked down by the
shock and one was killed. The
other wns revived. All three of the
men were thrown off the load. Mr.
Miller was knocked down but sus
tained very littlo Injury. Frank
lieed. another man. was stunned nnd
his hearing affected, while the third,
John Brlnkman, was stunned and
by a curious prank of the lightning
his shoe was torn off his foot. Both
the men were Injured more serious
ly than Mr. Miller.
The Injuries of the men were not
serious but they are suffering from
Dentil of Thomas Hani.
Thomas IHam died in Santa Rosa,
California, on Tuesday, following
an illness of weeks duration of brain
fevei, followed by pneumonia. He
was about 33 years old. Mr. Ham
was born In IHonesdale .and was a
son of Mrs. II. W. Ham of this
place He was an exemplary young
man of sterling character and his
large circle of friends here will be
grieved to learn of his death. Ho
had been in California for several
years. The remains will be brought
to Honesdale for burial. He is sur
vived by his mother, two brothers,
Isaac and Robert, of Honesdale, and
one sister, Mrs. William Wlllard,
also of this place.
Death of Joseph lleniiy.
Joseph Benny, who for many
years has been a resident of Hones
dale, passed away at his West Park
street home on Wednesday afternoon
at 2 o'clock, death being caused by
acute Bright's disease, after several
Mr. Benny was one of Honesdale
and Seelyvllle's best known citi
zens, having come to America from
Cornwall, England, where ho was
born, prior to the Civil war. He
was 82 years old last October, and
has been in Honesdale 52 years.
He was a tanner by trade and for
many years was employed at Fos
ter's tannery, Scelyvllle.
He was a son of the late William
and Mary Benny, being the-last son
to pass away out of a family of
four brothers. One sister, Jane,
widow of John Howell, of Hancock,
Wisconsin, still survives.
The deceased "was married to
Thursa Rebouse before he camo to
America. His wife, who survives,
followed shortly afterwards. Be
sides Mrs. 'Benny, ono son, William
E. Benny, of Xew York City, and
one daughter, Mrs. John N. Sharp-
Bteen, or west park street, survive.
During the past ten years Mr.
Benny has lived a retired life. After
the closing down of the tannery he
was employed by the Foster faml
jies in tionesaaie. 'He was a regu-
Jar attendant of the Methodist
church, "Honesdale. His friends
speak In highest terms of his char
acter. Tney never once neard a
profane word come from his mouth,
nor have they known him to lose
his temper. He was a very moder
ate man In all things. Mr. Benny
will not only be missed In his home
circle, but toy a large concourse of
The funeral will be held Saturday
afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the house,
Rev. Will H. Hlller officiating.
Sad Death of Henry Stephens.
Henry Stephens, son of Randall
Stephens, of Brooklyn, died Tuesday
In St. Mary's hospital, Brooklyn, N.
Y , following an operation for ap
pendicitis. The deceased was well-known in
Honesdale and Prompton, having
lived In tho latter place several
years. He was born in Honesdale
about 34 years ago, but of late had
resided In Brooklyn. He married
Eva Wheeler, daughter of Mr3. C. L.
Wheeler, Prompton, who, besides
one son, William, survives. Ho is
also survived by four sisters, and
one brother, namely, Mrs. Z. E. Cur
tis, Mrs. Albert Nlcol, and Robert,
of Carbondalo; Misses Alma and An
nie, both of Brooklyn.
The remains were accompanied to
Honesdale Thursday noon on the
2:40 Erie train from Xow York City
by the deceased wife, son, father,
sisters, uncle, W. H. Stephens, and
cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Sands.
The latter are from Philadelphia.
The remains were removed to
Prompton upon tho arrival of the
train and taken to tho home of Mrs.
C. L. Wboeler whoro the funeral
will 'bo held Friday morning. In
terment will be made In Prompton.
SEVEN MINERS KILLED.
Gas Explosion Caused Men to Ixmse
Their Lives U. S. Mine Rescue
Car on Scene.
(Special to Tho Citizen.)
Moundsvllle, W. Va.. July 11.
Seven miners were killed by a gas
explosion In tho Panama mine of
tho Franklin Coal company near hero
to-day. Nine men wero la tho mine
at tho time of tho explosion, but two
wero rescued. They woro badly
burned about tho face and hands.
The Ulnted States Mine Rescue car
is -now on tho sceno.
PRIVATE CONTROL IS PRIVATE
Natural Resource Slmuld lo Protect-
ed nnd Developed as Such Pub-
He On net-ship of Water Front
Is Norrls' Plan for Pcntia.
Philadelphia, July 11.
Applying business methods to a
business project In which the entire
state of Pennsylvania is interested,
Director George W. Xorrls, of the
Department of Wharves and Docks,
Philadelphia, has announced himself
In favor of municipal ownership of
the Philadelphia water-front, so that
every foot of space may bo made
available for port purposos under a
comprehensive plan of development
which the department Is mapping
out, and which will, In a short time,
uc mauo public.
The announcement, accomnanlod
by the Director's explanation of why
ne advocates such procedure, has
directed public attention to a con
dition that for years has been point
ed to by virtually every expert who
ever studied tlie Philadelphia port
situation as being ono of the prin
cipal causes retarding the port's ex
pansion. That is, that the railroads
and other private enterprises con
trol the Delaware River front, and
hence the port facilities, almost ab
solutely. The truth of this Is shown by the
fact that of the ten-mile city shore
line along the Delaware, eight miles
of which Is the active river-front
of the port, the City of Philadel
phia owns only S per cent. And of
this total of city holdings a major
portion is made up of broken dis
tances at street ends. These, be
cause or surrounding properties, are
seldom susceptible of improvement,
and therefore represent so much
wasted water frontage.
In his recent three-volume report
to Congress upon transportation by
water in the United States, Herbert
Knox Smith, Commissioner of Cor
porations under the Department of
Commerce and Labor, said:
"The striking fact about Phila
delphia Is the ownership of the riv
er frontage. Most of the water
front has been acquired by private
interests. The railroad
holdings are very large. Of the
most highly developed part of the
Delaware 'River frontage, railroads
own over 45 per cent, and occupy
" The attitude of the railroads as
to their frontage holdings has been
highly exclusive and adverse to gen
eral water traffic. Railroads, as a
rule, refuse any use of their piers
for freight not going over their par
ticular lines and oppose Independent
lighterage. Thus, lighters can not
come to a railroad pier to get freight
for Independent water or rail lines.
The result are Important, In view
of the extensive railroad control of
water terminals. Most of the Intra
harbor transfers, therefore, are by
railway switching or by drayage,
thus reducing the co-ordination by
water. Another result is that there
Is dlmost no pier room for independ
ent or tramp vessels.
" The Philadelphia situation has
long been one of almost complete
absence of public control of the wa
ter terminals, and of dominance of
water terminals by railroads, af
fecting unfavorably general water
traffic as distinguished from exclu
sive water lines affiliated with rail
roads." Commenting upon this same sub
ject in his book on " Ocean and In
land Water Transportation," Emory
R. Johnson, professor of transporta
tion and commerce In the University
of Pennsylvania, member of the
Isthmian Canal Commission for five
years, and former president of the
Geographical Society of Philadel
The general tendency among the
states is toward the establishment
of state or municipal harbor boards
with Increased powers. Tho ten
dency Is also In the direction of the
limitation of private ownership, and
toward the contrallatlozn of the
powers of supervision or public
ownership In a public board, whoso
members are In some Instances state
offlclals, and In other cases city offi
cials, whose powers are derived
from tho state."
In the preface of his thlrteen
hundred page report, the Commis
sioner of Corporations said, "Two
ports only. New Orleans and San
Francisco, aro noteworthy for their
high degree of public ownership,
control, efficiency and equipment."
Recently, however, every prominent
American port has begun the work
of re-acuuirlng Its own water frout
and port facilities, to place them un
der public control.
Phialedlphia Is Pennsylvania's
natural seaboard port. Director
Xorrls has determined to make it
Pennsylvania's port, and not a port
controlled by private Interests.
.Sunday, July 14. Morning ser
mon In German Dor Gaug zum Al
tar. Evening, English Meditation.
Servlco at White Mills, 2:30 p. m.
Tho church will be closed from July
15 to Aug 10. On Sunday, Aug. 11,
pastor will again occupy his pulpit.
On Sunday, July 14, 9:45, Sunday
school will bo hold In St. John's
church, Hamlin, and at 10:45, tho
sixty-fifth anniversary of St. John's
Parish will bo fittingly obsorved.
Special music has been arranged.
Evening service will bo held at 7:45.
(Holy Communion servlco at tho
Presbyterian church, Waymart, on
Sunday, July 14, at 3 p. m. Rov.
A. L. Whittakor, rector of Grace
church, Honesdale, will preach the
l I AM NOT ALL TO BLAPiE FOR THIS, THERE
Above Note Left by Frank Cope, South Canaan,
Who Committed Suicide Early Thursday
Frank Cope, aged 31 years, of
South Canaan, committed sulcldo
early this morning by slashing his
throat with a razor.
Tho following note was found un
der a vinegar cruet on tho table:
"I am not all to blame for this
there is others. Frank." The note
wns probably written the night be
fore. Tho writing was of a cramp
ed hand and was written on a wrap
per addressed to "G. F. Cope, Grav
ity, Pa." In the corner the card of
tho Products Company, Cincinnati,
The motive for doing the rash
act Is not kuown. Cope had been
married but of late did not live with
Frank and his brother Fred Cope,
kept bachelor's hall In the vicinity
of South Canaan. Frank, who was
inclined to partake sometimes too
freely of Intoxicants, got up early
Thursday morning and shaved him
self. He slept upstairs and about 3
o'clock his brother Fred was awa
kened by a thud upon tho floor and
listening heard groans coming from
his brother's bedroom. Ho ran to
his side and found him lying in a
pool of blood, with his throat cut
Company Xow Ready to Receive
Bids Work on Plant at Engineer's
Office iu Philadelphia.
All of the details In connection
with the new plant of the Gurney
Electric Elevator Company, to be
erected at Honesdale, Pa., have been
arranged, and the company is now
ready for bids upon the several por
tions of the work. The plans and
specifications will be on exhibition at
the office of the company at Hones
dale, and at the office of the en-
gineers, Messrs. Day & Zimmerman,
(JOS Chestnut street, Philadelphia,!
on Monday, July 22, and following,
' l"c "luo aIH lu tiuow at
twelve o'clock noon on Monday, July
29. Bids will be received on Ex
cavating and Grading, Concrete
Work and Cement Floors, Structural
Steel, Cut Stone, Brick Work, Steel
Sash, Saw Tooth and Monitor Sash,
Carpenter Work, Mlllwork, Lumber,
"Tar-Rok" 'Floor, Painting and
Glazing, Roofing and Sheet Metal
Work, iPlumblng and Drainage,
Heating System, Steel Vault Doors,
Kinnear iDoors, 'Plastering and
Hardware. It is the intention of the
company to push tho work through
to a quick completion, and prefer
ence will be given in every instance
to local contractors and those In the
Immediate surrounding section.
A very Interesting spelling con
test was held at Miss Keen's school
on Friday afternoon.
First choosing sides: Miss Bertha
Myers and Gerald Gerry were drawn.
Choosers, after spelling around three
times each side retained its original
number. Then came tho final con
test, tho spelling down; after more
than their number of words had
been spelled thero still remained
standing: Misses Bertha Myers,
Cecelia Murtha, Anna Mullen, Eliza
beth (Westbrook, Messrs. Gerald
Gerry and Aloyslus Thebold. An
other hundred were given and Anna
Mullen remained standing; then tho
words: hough, hieroglyphics, de
butante, caoutchouc spermaceti; on
tho last she failed.
B 1st consisting of Willis iReit-
nauer, Alva Llddle, Elizabeth But
ler, Carl Marsh, 'Nicholas Stapleton,
all remained standing after spelling
their words, but all went down on
tho word Aaron.
B 2nd Edwin Reltnauer remain
ed standing tho longest.
C Class, consisting of Misses Helen
Marsh, Llla Cross, Helen Coyne,
Messrs. William Wonnacott, James
Coyne; nearly all wero standing
when their words hnd been spelled
but all failed on tho word Onion.
Head marks as follows: Gerald
Gerry 11, Alva Llddle 5, Alice Kelly
3, Lewis Dreyer 2, Anna Mullen 9,
Elizabeth Westbrook 3, Cecelia
Murtha 1, George Lighthlser 1.
Bertha Myers 14, (Helen Marsh 7,
Llla Cross 9, Gertrude Fryer 1, Edna
Leltz 1, Nellie Coyno 1, William
Wonnacott 7. Carl Marsh G, James
Coyne 3, Edwin 'Reltnauer 4, Wil
lis Reltnaur 3, Nicholas Stapleton 7.
Altogether the spelling has Im
proved; more Interest In this
branch of study is shown.
Somo good work has been done In
In Penmanship Gerald G. Gerry
has attained the greatest proficiency.
Misses Bertha Myors, Alico Kelly,
Jennie Martin, Helen Marsh, Llla
Cross, Gertrude Frier, MeBsrs. Alva
Llddle, Carl Marsh, William Won
nacott havo also made Improvement.
Somo good work done by George
Lighthlser, also somo good wook for
Inspection In both bookkeeping and
penmanship dono by Miss Irma
Bond and R. L. Relchonbackor.
There seems to bo a moro actlvo
Interest taken In penmanship now
Among othors who attended was
our former pupil, Julius Kelz, who
has so far recovered that ho was
able to como as a spectator.
The spring term closod for a
short vacation. Tho summer term
will start Monday, July 15, and con
tinue several weeks.
- - "FRANK,"
several inches and the opened ra
zor lying under his chest.
Fred went to two neighbors, re-1
turning soon with Alvln Swinglo and i
L. E. Hammond. They found the
UUUJ 111 luu ttillllU 1JU3UIUH, Dr. U
E. Liang, of South Canaan, was then
summoned, arriving about u o'clock
at the Cope home. Ho at once noti
fied 'Coroner P. B. Petersen, who
loft Honesdale at 9 o'clock for
Coroner Petersen then empanelled
the following jury: L. E. Hammond,
J. Enslln, Dr. O. E. Bang, Dr. A. B.
Stephens, Millard Sherwood and
Benjamin Strongman. Tho Jury
found tho body as above described
and after 12 witnesses, composed of
neighbors and relatives were ex
amined, a verdict of suicide was
It was brought out In the testi
mony that Copo was, left-handed as
the cuts on the right side arc deeper
than those upon tho left side. The
length of the gash was 2 Inches.
Upon tho right side thero were dis
tinctive cuts, tho longest being
about an Inch and a half long. The
Jugular vein was cut In twain.
This morning at 7:30 o'clock in
St. John's church, Thomas J. Galla
gher, of Jessup, and Sophie Breiden
stein, of this place, were united in
marriage by Father O'Toole, who
celebrated a nuptial mass for the
A brother of the groom was best
man, and Miss Alice Van Driesen
was bridesmaid. Beautiful white
gowns were worn by the bride and
St. John's Juvenile Male choir, re
cently organized, rondered the hymn
service in a very creditable manner.
It was the choir's first public ser
vice in church. Miss Clotilda O'Con-
The members of 'the now choir
are: Francis Itn. .Tnsonli Mnv T
Butler, Joseph Skellei. JoesDh Van
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Drlsen, Peter May, Francis McGraw,
James McGraw, Paul O'Neill, Wil
liam Shanley, James Murray, Leo
Skelley, Ambrose Gibney, iRobert
McGlnnlss, Bessio Lewis, Charles
Mangan, John Dowd, Leo Connelly,
Aloyslus Van Driesen.
t. With additional rehearsals there
U no doubt that the young singers
will greatly Improve as they have the
best voices of those thus far select
ed to constitute the new male choir.
Their singing this morning was very
good. They will sing at the 8:30
o'clock mass next Sunday.
Summer Hoarder Loath
Robert A. 'Flnlay, who for tho
past six weeks has .been a summer
guest of friends In Honesdale, hav
ing registered at iHotel Wayno, de
parted for tho Metropolis Thursday
afternoon. This was (Mr. FInlay's
first visit to iHonesdale, having beon
directed by frlonds to come here,
hoping that by doing so ho might
renew his partially hroken-down
health. Tho climatic conditions.
scenery, air and pure mountain wa
ter, which aro all lacking in crowd
ed New York City, made a new man
of Mr. Tinlay. When the tlmo ar
rived to make his departure he was
loath to leave Honesdale, its con
genial people and beautiful sur
roundings. Mr. Flnlay made many
new acquaintances during his stay
here, who regret that vacation tlmo
Is so short, but their lives have been
made much moro happier and
brighter by coming into tho presence
of and associated with him. Mr.
Flnlay is a lover of nature and spent
considerable time romping over
the hills and In tho woods surround
Death of Mrs. Joseph Strniissncr.
Mrs. Joseph Straussner, wife of
tho well-known tailor, died at hor
late home on Thursday morning,
July 11. 1912, at the ago of sixty
four years. She was born In YJi
varla, Germany, on Jan. 20, 1S4S,
and with her hustximl came to
America in 18G5. They lived In
New York City four years aud then
camo to Honesdalo whoro they have
since resided. Mrs. Straussner was
beloved by all who knew her and
her kind disposition and cheerful
nature did much to enlighten tho
lives of those who camo In contact
with her. Mr. Straussner has tho
sympathy of all In his bereavement.
Beside her husband sho Is survived
by threo nieces, Mrs. Herman
Strauss, Mrs. David Strauss and
Mrs. Emma Pollock, all of Now
York City. Tho funeral will bo held
on Sunday morning at her lato
homo. Interment will ho In tho
Mrs. Rosetta Deckor and daugh
ter, Mrs. Edith Kellam, both of
Hawloy, wero recent visitors at tho
homo of Miss Kate Dexter, Terrace
Mrs. D. J. Moylan and daughter,
Kathaleen, of Philadelphia, aro
guests of Mr. Moylan's brother at
Canaan. They expect to visit Hones
dalo relatives beforo roturnlng homo.
William Moyors Lakewood
Ellen Sullivan Rock Lake
Thomas J. Gallagher Jessup
Sophie Breldenstelu .... Honesdale
missionary alliance to hold j
Will he Held July I1MM in lllK Tent
in Green Itldge Section, Scruntoii,.
Prominent Clergymen Wlll
lie in Attendance.
Tho Scranton annual convention
of the Christian and Missionary Al
liance will be held from July 12 to
July 21 in the largo tent at tho corn
er of Penn avenue and Green Ttldge
street, reached by either a Green
Ridgo Peoples or Suburban car, and
getting off at Green Ridge street,
then walking one block east from
the Peoples line, or one block west
from tho Suburban line.
The convention 'this year Is ex
pected to be one of unusual Interest
to this district, and will doubtless
equal some of the state conventions,
as an exceptionally strong corps of
home and foreign workers have been
The Rev. A. I). Simpson, founder
and president of the alliance, will
be In attendance and address the
convention. Mr. Simpson Is a man
of marked ability in teaching and
preaching, and is eminently fitted
for the very Important ministry to
which he has been called. The pres
sure upon his tlmo is so great that
it has been necessary for him to
decline all invitations to the smaller
conventions and devoto his attention
exclulsvely to state conventions and
large assemblies. Mr. Simpson Is
editor-ln-chlef of tho Alliance Week
ly, the official organ of the society,
and also the author of numerous
practical works on subjects of vital
Importance. His pleasing person
ality and extraordinary talent have
won for him the admiration of Chris
tian people wherever he has gone
at home or abroad and Scranton
will have a real treat on this occa
sion. 'Mr. Simpson's visit Is expect
ed to be one of the features that
will help to make this the best con
vention ever held In Scranton.
Rev. MncArhtur Coming.
Rev. W. T. MaoArthur, associate
pastor of the Gospel Tabernacle, of
New York city, Is also expected. Mr.
MaoArthur needs no Introduction to
Scranton people, as he has In form
er years held the pastorate of the
Gospel Tabernacle In Scranton. He
Is well known and has a host of
The Rev. G. N. Eldridge, of Pasa
dena, Cal., who Is having a very suc
cessful career as field evangelist, un
der the Alliance board, Is also ex
pected to be In attendance through
out the convention, and will prob
ably take charge of all the evangel
istic sessions at 8 p. m.
Rev. E. J. Itlchards, of Blngham
ton, superintendent of the eastern
district, who also Is a noted evan
gelist and Instructor, needs no In
troduction to tho people of Scran
ton. Needless to say his ministry
of the Word Is of tho highest type.
Another one of tho prominent speak
ers Is the Kev. J. 'Hudson Ballard,
educational director of Nyack
schools, who will present the edu
cational work of the alliance. Mr.
Ballard Is himself an able teacher
and speaker, representing schools of
renown for their educational qual-
lllcatlons and Christian influence.
With exception of foreign mission
aries and Mrs. W. P. Davis, soloist
of Atlanta, Ga the remainder of
the program appears to be made up
of brethern from neighboring
towns, among whom are tho follow
Rev. James S. Moore, Plttston,
Pa.; Rev. H. N. Harvey, Ashley;
Hon. E. A. Corey, Dallas; Rev. H.
W. Buck waiter, Laceyvllle; Rev. N.
H. Hess, Thornhurst; tRev. James
Iley, iPlymouth; SRev. B. F. Arm
strong, pastor Gospel Tabernacle, of
Tho selection of missionaries for
this convention Is undoubtedly the
strongest representation from the
foreign field that over visited Scran
Kwang-sl Province, China, will
bo represented by the Rev. Philip
Hinkey, who has had pioneer ex
prlence, aud Is a marvelous type of
a genuine missionary. Berar 'ProV'
lnce, India, will bo represented by
the Rev. Christian Elcher, who also
Is a typical missionary. llov. J. D
R. Allison will represent Congo,
Africa, and Miss Edith Plattenburg
will represent the Soudan, Africa.
Tho song service will be in charge
of tho Rev. N. H. Hess, of Thorn
hurst, assisted by Mrs. W. P. Davis,
of Atlanta, Ga., Miss Mary Hastle,
Avoca, and several musicians. Mrs
Davis Is ono of the most talented
and beautiful singers of Atlanta,
and will lend valuable, assistance
throughout the convention. Miss
Hastio is also an excellent Gospol
singer, and with her assistance the
song services promlso to bo of un
usual interest, especially to lovors of
fine music. Much time and thought'
ful consderatlou has been given to
the caroful preparation of all details
for the convention, and this should
mako it tho best of Its kind ever
hold In. Scranton.
Three sessions will bo held dally
namely, 10:30, 2:30 and 7:30. All
are extended a most cordial Invita
tion. Carhoudalo Man Weds in Ijockport.
Announcement has been made of
tho ruarrlago of Georgo G. Barnes,
of 3 Morgan street, this city, to Mrs.
Lydla K. Richardson, of Lockport,
N. Y which took placo at Lockport
on IMonday July 1. Tho ceremony
took placo at cloven o'clock in tho
First Methodist Episcopal parsonage,
on (Niagara street, the Rov. Thos. O,
Grooves officiating. Tho witnesses
wero Hon. GoorgerH. West, of Balls
ton, N. Y., and Mrs. T. O. Greoves.
Mr. and Mrs. (Barnes will reside
In this city. Carbondalo Leader.
university for honesdale
No Better Location Can Bo Found
From ((( to Per Cent, of Stu
dents Attend Collcgo 100 Miles
From Their Home.
A movement Is on foot and It will
receive the hearty support of Tho
Citizen, to locato a College or Uni
versity In Honesdalo. This may
sound absurd at first, but listen.
Tho nearest college or university to
Honesdalo Is Lafayette at Easton,
Lehigh University at South Bethle
hem and Yalo In New Haven, Conn.
After a careful study of tho sub
ject one who Is well versed In sta
tistics claims that between CO and 90
per cent, of all college students at
tend college within 100 miles of
This territory Is an excellent field
for a college or university. Thero
Is plenty of ground obtainable upon
which to erect the buildings. Four
hundred acres have been mentioned
as the necessary amount. This would
allow the college to conduct, upon
an extensive scale, an agriculture
ilnnnrf mnnt. It twnulil ennhlo tha
college or unlvenflty to give Its stu
dents a chance to work the agricul
tural end and earn enough with
which to pay their tuition. By hav
ing this large amount of acreage un
doubtedly some experiment might
be forthcoming that would benefit
or enlighten tho United States.
Honesdale would be an Ideal
place to locate a college or univer
sity owing to Its being located at
the proper elevation. It would he
better here than In other places
that have been suggested at other
times for an Institution of this
character owing to many reasons.
The standing of the community Is
higher here. This Is one point
which ought to receive recognition.
Then the air Is purer among our
hills than It Is In the lowlands or
anthracite regions. The scenery Is
diversified and restful to the eye.
Springs can be found on any of the
many hills surrounding Honesdale,
which afford excellent water.
In view of the fact that It Is bet
ter In a country town than In a city
or crowded district to locate a col
lege or university, and that so many
students attend colleges and uni
versities soveral miles from their
respective homes as Is now the case.
It would seem a wise move to mako
Inquiry into the location of prospec
tive Institutions of this character
and ascertain what the expectation
Is along this line.
Every stranger and out-of-town
person who has ever visited 'Hones
dale Is carried away with the place.
Why, then, would it not be tho
proper place to educate young minds
and mould their characters?
The project ought not bo dropped
here, but action leading to Inves
tigations should follow. What Is
not worth trying for Is not worth
BOY STEALS HORSE
TO GET VACATION.
Scranton Detectives Round Him Up
Near ills iioinc vinnicu a
Vacation Out In Country.
Affpr n phnr nrnnnri a circle.
which included Lake Ariel and
Avoy, In this county, Detectives Rob
ert Delter and Thomas Connery of
Scranton finally landed tnelr prison
er, who proves to be a boy, but they
had to go back to Scranton to find
Arlington Kohn, 14 years old.
South Wyoming avenue, that city.
Is the youngster who led the de
tectives a chase. He was arrested
Tuesday night charged with larceny
of the horse, harness and carriage
from tho barn of Morris Miller, Lu
The horse and carriage and en
tire outfit disappeared from Miller's
barn at 2 o'clock Sunday morning,
and he reported tho loss to tho police
Immediately. The Job was the most
complete pulled off here In a long
time, as everything necessary for a
comfortable ride In the country was
taken In the carriage.
Detectives Connery and Delter
were on the traco of the thief Sun
day morning and Monday they took
a train to Lake Ariel. They found
that Kohn had been there and gone.
They then hired a carriage and
drove In tho direction of Avoy.
learning at tho latter place that
Kohn was there the day before, and
that he told some of tho farmers
that ho was on his way back to
Tho detectives had to drive back
to Lake Ariel to settle for the outfit
that they hired, and then took the
train for Scranton. They encoun
tered Kohn on South Wyoming ave
nue, near his home. He was driving
in the stolen outfit.
Kohn made no attempt to deny
his guilt. He simply wanted a vaca
tion out In the country, ho said, and
so ho took It.
Mrs. Anna Noble, of Denver, Col..
Is visiting her sisters, Miss Harriet
Sutton and Mrs. E. C. Mumford, at
J. S. Brown Is having a concrete
walk laid In front of his propprty
on Park street, contractor sr. u.
Varcoo Is doing tho work. '
James. Wood of Winter Park,
Florida, arrived hero on Thursday
morning Tor a fow days' visit wltn
his cousin, W. W. Wood nnd family.
Mr. Wood Is a veteran base ball
player and was Instrumental In or
ganizing tho Chicago White Sox.
COMING K VENTS.
Japaneso Lawn Fete, July 18.
Tho W. C. T. U. will hold their
annual picnic at Mr. Olvor's grovo
on Elm street, Tuesday afternoon,
Juy 1G. All members and friends
aro welcome. Tho ladles of the
Maccabees will join with them.