The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, July 26, 1912, Image 1

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Tho Citizen la Getting Now Ad
vertisers Every Week. Merchants
Know Tills is n Good Advertising
Why Walt for
Want Ad Itepartn
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70th YEAR. --NO. 60
Among Its Hills nnd Lukes Is Ideal
Place ti Spend Your Vacation
Clock That 11ns Record in Jack
son Family, Damascus tOWIl
slllp. Laurel Lake, July 22. To sit In a
room and listen to tho gentle tick,
tick of a clock that was made before
matches were invented is a privilege
rarely enjoyed. The writer, how
ever, while on his vacation, has
dally been In tho presenco of this
grand old clock and listened atten-
11eit7.ek succumbs to
Passed Away in Scranton Hospital
Tuesday Was Fatally Scalded In
Accident to l!-lon Stcnm Shovel
on Saturday.
Peter Doltzcr, tho fireman of the
big steam shovel who was terribly
scalded by escaping steam when the
big 20-ton shovel toppled over an
embankment at tho Hawley Coal Co.
washer. 2 miles above Hawley Sat
urday at Wangum, died In Hahne
mann hospital, Scranton, Tuesday
morning, where he was taken after
the accident.
Deltzor was In the cab at tho time
of tho accident and It was fully ten
minutes before workmen could ex
tlvely to Its story. This
tlmepieie, standing about seven feet r trioate him from the wrecked steam
high. 10' ated in tne living room oi i snovei.
the hospitable homo of Mr. nnd Mrs.) Tho body was brought to tho homo
W L. Jackson and Is about 140 i of his mother in Hawley on Tuesday
years old. It Is encased in cherry i evening.
wood, tho frame being carved and
highly polished. The weights are
large enough for an athletic dumb
bell, weighing 14 pounds each. The
Mr. Deltzer was about thirty
years old and had lived In Hawley
nil his life, where much sorrow Is
expressed over his untimely end. He
dial plate Is of hammered brass and was popular among his associates
Is engraved with figures for hours, and possessed many admirable quail
minutes and seconds. It is equipped ties and lino traits of character,
with a calendar, telling tho day of
the month together with many fan
tastic devices. One of tho latter
bears out the fact that It was made
before matches woro Invented. Tho
maker, who was Thomas Jackson, of
Preston, Conn., great grandfather of
William L. and Hon. Clark Jackson,
had no means of telling the time dur
ing the night so In making this
clock he added a contrivance which
would strike a bell at the pulling of
a string attached to tho bedpost in
his bedroom upstairs. If It were
12 25 o'clock at night and the in
ventor of this now highly prized
clock wanted to know the hour ho
-would pull the string at the bedpost.
The clock would strike 12 until the
minute hand reached 12:30, then it
would give the hour of 1 o'clock and
strike that hour until 2 o'clock and
then so on through the different
hours of the night. This is consid
ered as one of the curiosities of the
old clock.
It ticked away the life of Thomas
Jackson, tho inventor and maker of
this timepiece, and his grandson,
John Jackson. For over a century
and a quarter, amid the revolution
of mankind, through wars and dis
asters and excitements, It has kopt
steadily at Its task. It hastens not;
it rests not. It adopts no modern
follies. It minds Its own business,
does Its duty, helps all who need its
help, tells the exact truth, and lives
so virtuously that it never knows a
sick day to present Its claim or to
bang out any signals of being in the
neighborhood. It has ticked away
Beveral generations and is modest to
say the least. "Mr. W. L. Jackson
values this venerable member of his
family beyond price. It really seoms
a living presenco in the household.
The offer of money for it would IdOk
like sacrilege.
A little historical sketch of Tool.
Jackson, maker of this much ad'
mired and Ingenious clock, would
not be out of place here. He mi
grated from England a few years be
fore the Revolution in America,
learning tho trade of clock-maker in
merry England. He settled in tho
northern part of Preston, Conn., soon
afterwards, sotting up for himself,
doing only what he could without
having any help. Here he made the
clock which we have been writing
about. He cast the wheels and other
movements that were made of brass,
pounded the dial by hand, engraved
it, made the casing, finished off tho
clock and set it running. That was
about 1775.
When tho Revolutionary war broke
out Mr. Jackson was the first to
volunteer his services in tho defense
of the new country of which he
nad recently sworn allegiance to.
He served as a soldier In the Con
tinental army. His discharge from
service Is still In tho possession of W
L. Jackson and reads as follows:
"Thomas Jackson, a soldier
in tho First Regiment, having
served the term of time for
which he enlisted with reputa
tion, is hereby discharged from
the Army of tho United States
of America."
"Col. J. Starr, Commander."
' Springfield, 4th Apr. 1780."
"N B. Mr. Jackson Is to
recv pay and rations until tho
12th Inst, and victuals to carry
him homo. J. S."
Tho Jacksons are numbered
among tho pioneer and best citizen
of Wayne county. John Jackson
father of William L. and Hon. H
Clark Jackson, was born In Preston
Conn., In 1812. Ho followed lumber
ing and farming, moving Into Da
mascus township in 184C. Ho was
an ardont church worker, having
from 1847 to the tlmo of his death
in 1802, served as a trustee in the
Methodist church at Damascus. lie
was a member of tho building com
mitteo of tho first Methodist Eplsco
pal church in that township. Th
Jackson homestead was a favorite
stopping placo for herdsmen who
drovo cattlo from Great Rend to
Newburgh over that turnpike.
Tho Jackson homestead, which Is
located on a prominent point over
looking beautiful Laurel Lake, Is
now entertaining 14 summer board
ers. It is a model homo whero com
fort predominates. Mr. and Mrs. W.
L. Jackson are proverbial for their
hospitality, in this respect following
tho precodent set by his parents, who
wore noted for their kind-heartedness.
Tho Tesldenco and all sur
roundings glvo every evidonco of re
fined plenty, being provided with
everything which goes to mako
homo delightful.
Mr. Jackaon'a eon, Thomas F.
Jackson, also lives on tho homestead.
Ho takes groat pride in cultivating
the farm of 190 acres, tbU year rais
ing an exceptional largo hay crop.
From flvo acres Mr. Jackson cut 12
hich won for him a large circle of
friends. Ho was a member of tho
Maonnerchor Society and that or
ganization will attend the funeral
services in a body.
He Is survived by his mother, ono
brother, August, of Hawley; and
seven sisters, Mrs. Peter Rower,
Mamie, Barbara, Anna and Louise
f Hawley; Mrs. John Kltner, of
White 'Mills; Mrs. McDonald, of
The funeral services will be held
from tho Roman Catholic church at
Hawley on Friday morning. The
remains will bo laid to rest in Hill
side cemetery.
As Result of Accident Wednesday
afternoon hen Itoth I'ect
Were Nearly Cut OfT by
Mowing Machine.
Rtissel Losclg. son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Losclg, of Cherry Ridge,
had both his feet nearly cut off in
mowing machine about 4 o clock
Wednesday afternoon. Tho mower
was being driven In a field on their
farm by Mr. Losclg. The boy was
standing tack in tho bushes and
uddenly stepped out in the path of
the mower, which was cutting the
weeds whero the boy stepped. Both
his feet were nearly cut off at the
ankles. Dr. Petersen was called
and went out there in his auto and
rendered what assistance he could
and hurried the boy to Honesdale,
where ho was taken to Scranton on
the six .o'clock train. Ho was placed
In the Hahnemann hospital thero
for treatment. The lad Is flvo years
of age and It Is thought that he will
lose both feet.
One 'Hundred Pupils of Miss Murran
of East Hniiesdate, Delight Large
Audience Tuesday Evening.
Tho music pupils of Miss Jennie
Murran gave a musicalo at her home
in East Honesdale on Tuesday, when
about two hundred and fifty peoplo,
Recently Brought $1,500. to Hawley owner, hav
ing been purchased for exhibition purposes by ' pZp "program
a Philadelphia man.
Mr. and Mrs. William Lutz and
family of Seelyvillo, spent Sunday
with the lattor's brother at Way-
Physical Director Searfoss, of
tho Y. iM. C. A.; Edward Kearney,
William Jones, John Cogglns, Jr., D,
Llewellyn and C. Strong of Scranton
departed on Wednesday for a "hiko"
to New York City. Mr. Searfoss has
walked to that city a number of
times. The party will spend several
days thero and will return by train.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank S. Ham and
son, Charles, of Wauseon, Ohio, are
guests at tho home of Mr. and Mrs.
H. C. Rockwell and visiting other
relatives and friends hero. Mrs.
Llbble Scuddor, also of Wauseon Ib
visiting former Wayne county rela
tives. This is her first visit here In
30 years. At present she is a
guest of Atco friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Softley and
son Kenneth of Scranton, who aro
stopping at " Camp As You Like It"
with Benj. H. Dittrlch, of Laurel
Lake, Tyler Hill, Pa., spent Sunday
with Mrs. Softley's aunt, Mrs. F. H.
Neuberger, at Jeffersonvlllo. They
motored there with Mr. Dittrlch and
were accompanied by Mrs. John
Theobald, of Tyler Hill. Sullivan
County Democrat.
The above Is a picture of a freak its extra two feet protruding upward
calf, formerly owned by Fred Martin over the shoulders. The markings
of Hawley, and recently sold to a on Us heads are almost Identical.
Philadelphia man for $1,500 to be The second or side view and back of
wns most delightfully rendered and
wns considered ono of tho best re
citals ever given by pupils in Hones
dale. It consisted of both vocal and
Instrumental selections. Tho pro
gram was as follows:
Piano trio, Mario Brunner, Helen
Rose and .Marjorle Gas.
Piano solo, Mary Wenlger.
Duet, Helen and Bertha Myers.
'Piano Solo, Irene Dunn.
Vocal solo, Marie Brunner.
Piano solo, Lila Hessllng.
Vocal duet, Rcglna Caufield and Lo-
retta Rickert.
Piano solo, Helen Bergman.
Piano solo, Minnie Rose.
Piano duet, Katherine and Loretta
Vocal duet, Jessie Toms and Kath
leen McKenna.
Piano solo, Madeline Schworaley.
Piano duet, Margaret and Lynett
Vocal solo, Mrs. F. G. Wenlger.
Piano duet, Vernard McArdle and
Harmon Brock.
Piano solo, Marguerite Bayly.
Vocal solo, Jessie Toms.
Piano solo, Clara Kuhn.
Recitation, Lila Hessllng.
Piano duet, Beatrice and Ida Tins
man. iPiano solo, Loretta Rickert.
Vocal solo, Katherine Flnnerty.
1'iano solo, Mary Ueurket.
used as an exhibit at Coney Island, i the same calf shows clearly the two 1 pV t Antonette and Loretta
N. Y., an account of which was pub-' tails. The picture was taken In
lished in The Citizen several weeks I Pike county shortly before the calf soi' V,
ntr it to tv,n nt t ...... i,i if ic n v, ,.. Piano solo, Rose Dappe
B ' " ' 'J .HIUUHU . t.l. V VI. .1 IV..J ' W 1 U I I. O DUIU. . 1 0 , l 1 O OWll lit I LIU H U U T 1 T . IF .
A. Bodie, Jr.. photographer, that we ; picture the calf is mounted, having , s'' 1?l,Vee MCtt-enna
ler lived only a few minutes after it was '"'V"
At ' VL". After the program Father Balta
w UU1JI, 1 11U UiUUIllCU Lilll WilH UU CA i j i
The first or front view distinctly i hibition In Honesdale several weeks ',,,? " me alienee ana express-
shows the two heads of the calf, and I ago
Family Reunion.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. F. J.
Walker, of Holllstervllle, was tho
scene of a pleasant gathering on
Sunday, July 21. Tho occasion was
n reunion of the mombers of the
Bldwell family, brothers and sisters
of Mrs. Walker. It was a surprise
to Floyd L. Bldwell of Bridgeport,
Conn., who Is on a visit to his boy
hood homo. All tho members of tho
family wore present except George
O. Bldwell, of Now York City,
Thoso present wore: Floyd L. Bid-
well, of Bridgeport, Conn.; Mr. and
Mrs. M. S. Illdwoll, of Carbondalo;
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Noblo and family,
Miss Lou B. Bldwell, of Arlington;
Mrs. M. Simons, of Scranton: Mr.
and Mrs. Ray D. Watts and daugh
ter, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd F. Walker
and daughter, of Moscow; Mr. and
Mrs. A. W. Locklln and daughter,
of Lakovllle; Dwlght Chapman, of
Hamlin: Misses Elslo, Edna, Mario,
Helen, Irving and Gerald "Walker.
tons of flno hay. Ho la a prosperous
farmer and farms upon scientific
methods. Mr. Jackson Is engaged
extensively in dairying and does a
proiitablo buslnoss, ranking high in
Upon tho Jackson farm several
Indian arrowheads, spears, skin
cleavers, tomahawks and other relics
havo been picked up. Tho Delawaro
tribes is said to havo camped upon
tho shores overlooking boautlful
Laurel Lake. Thoso Tollca navo been
picked up la great uumbora after tho
ploughing of tho fields. Mr. Jackson
has a number ot the Rod Men of tho
forest's fighting and hunting imple
ments In his home, -which are
curiosity to all.
Former Wayne County Girl Married
in Higlitston. N. .1., Last Week.
A pretty home wedding took place
last week when Miss Ora Loella
Haller, daughter of the late Samuel
and Eliza Hafler, of Moscow, Pocono
Mountains, Pa., and Edward Estlc
Garwood of Bordentown, were mar
ried, at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Edward W. Caine, In HIghtston, N. J.
The ceremony was performed at 4
o'clock by Rov. I)r. D. G. Stevens of
Bordentown, tho double ring cere
mony being used. The bouse was at
tractively decorated, the color scheme
being green and white. The wed
ding march was played by Miss Lil
lian Calne, nleco of the bride. She
was dressed In embroidered batiste.
Tho bride was attended by Miss
Georgia Miller. Joseph Garwood,
brother of the groom, was best man.
The ring bearers were Alan Calne
and Frank Kenner, nephews of the
bride, dressed in white. The flower
girl, nieco of the bride, wore white
silk mull with green sash, and strew
ed sweet peas along the path of tho
bridal couple.
Tho ceremony was followed by a
reception. Later In the evening, Mr.
and Mrs. Garwood left for a trip to
Buffalo and Niagara Falls. After a
short stay there they will spend Au
gust and September in the Pocono
mountains and after September 25,
will be at home at '224 Farnsworth
avenue, Bordentown, N. J.
The bride wore a going away suit
or two-tone taffeta silk with hat to
The Invited guests at the wedding
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Caine, Mr. and
Mrs. Mark S wetland, Mr. and Mrs.
Albert Messier, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Allen, Mr. nnd Mrs. John Compton,
Rev. Dr. and Mrs. John Allen, Miss
Helen Grover, Mrs. Sarah Botzong,
Miss Laura Camp, Miss Helon Jones,
Miss Jcnnlo Donnell, Miss Margaret
Harden, Miss Matilda Mount, Miss
Ruth Spooner, Miss Nettle Donnell,
Miss Edna Conover, Miss Georgia
Miller, Miss Claro Kerst, Hlghts
town; Miss Eleanor Hammell, As
bury Park; Mr. and Mrs. John Ken
ner, Mrs. Georgo Gaskill, Mr. and
Mrs. Hobart Bruker, Mr. and Mrs.
Gershom Cox, Mr. and Mrs. L. H.
.say, Dr. and Mrs. D. G. Stovens,
Miss Gonlevo Wood, Miss Helen
Wood. Miss Mary Wood, Miss Ethel
Wright, Bordentown; Mr. and Mrs.
William Flenard, Miss Martha Oliver,
Trenton; Miss Emma Garwood, Mr.
Joseph Garwood, Allenhurst, N. J.;
Mr. Richard Lane, Chicago, 111.; Mr.
and Mrs. Allan Garwood, Mr. LeRoy
Price Garwood, Edward Allan Gar
wood, Mr. and Mrs. Georgo Wilkin
son, Philadelphia; Mr. nnd Mrs. Jos.
Devenport, Miss Hazol Dovenport,
Master Letser Dovenport, Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Lane, Patorson; Mr,
and Mrs. T. A. Henderson, Inialys-
town; Mr. and Mrs. ueorgo Zelgler,
Miss Alice Zelglor, Wlllard Zolgler,
Raymond Zelglor, Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Haller, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Luchs,
Robert Haller, Mr. Clyde Luchs,
Master Howard Luchs, Miss Beatrice
Hafler, Miss Mildred Haller, Sterling,
Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. John Robertson,
Mrs. Sarah Selgle, Miss Mamio
Selgle, Mr. Charllo Selgle, Scranton,
Pa.; Miss Anno Garwood, Miss M. E.
Garwood, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sov-
ores, Mr. and Mrs. William Robert
son, Bovorly, N. J.; Mr. and Mrs,
Georgo Poppler, Miss Grace iPepp-
lor, John Peppier, Cranbury; Mr.
and Mrs. J. E. cross, Mr. and Mrs
William G liner, Miss Susan Cross,
Sterling, Pa.; Miss May Barton,
Houstontown, 'Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. Al
bort Bayer, Moscow, Pa.; Mr. and
Mrs. Abram nailer, Waymart, Pa.;
Mr. and Mrs. James O. Byrne, Wash'
lngton, D. 0.; Mr. Floyd Zelgler, Jor
sey City.
Postmaster General Hitchcock Puts
Foot Down Hard on "Clandestine
Correspondence" via General
Delivery Window.
'Washington, July 25. Postmas
ter General Hitchcock has issued a
general order which has the avowed
purpose of checking the use of tho
gAViTal delivery windows for carry
ing on flirtations nnd clandestine
correspondence. Many complaints
have been received by the postofilce
department that service at the gen
eral delivery window was being im
properly used by minors, partlcu
ed his appreciation for tho excellent
work of tho music pupils under Miss
Murran's Instruction. He said In
" It gives me great pleasure to be
present on this occasion. We mav
bear witness to the efforts to attain
education along musical lines. What
greater joy Is there, to an old gray
haired mother than to listen to her
child playing hymns they used to
play, or to a veteran father to hear
the songs that tingled his early life
blood with tho fury of battle. The
Interest which the pupils show in
their work Indicates a love for that
work and consequently for their
teacher under which conditions edu
cation along musical lines becomes n
pleasure and not an arduous task."
He spoko of Mendohlson, Shuppert
ana Last, wno nave given the human
heart expression In music. He gave
a quotation from Goethe In which the
latter says In effect: "Every passion
of the human soul has an expression
in some form of music. The Dasslon
of anger, love and hato, as well as
peace and war have their expressions
in music.
Seven Hundred Inmates of That In
stitution Threatened by Epidemic
Six Inmates Sick Two Have
Been Removed.
(Special to Tho Citizen.)
Scranton, Pa., July 25. Tho city
authorities aro to-day making an In
vestlgatlon Into the typhoid fever
cases that developed in tho Hillside
Homo threo days ago. Directors
Paine and Burko of the 'Homo com
mitteo, went to the institution to-day
to investigate tho source. Two per
sons afflicted with tho dlseaso were
removed to ithelr homes yesterday
and to-uay thero aro six other In
mates sick. Two nurses from Scran
ton loft this morning. The causo of
the epidemic Is not known but it Is
thought that It may bo caused by
mosquitoes. Thero Is fear of its
spreading to this city.
Photo by American Press Association.
Postmaster General Who Puts tho
Kibosh on "General Delivery
larly by young girls, and by residents
ordinarily served by mall-carriers.
Under tho postal regulations, post-
mastors may requlro all persons to
furnish In writing their names and
addresses and statements of tho rea
sons for preferring to recelvo their
mall at tho general delivery, in au
dition, minors may bo required to
furnish tho names oi tnoir par
ents, In order that thoy may bo
notified nnd havo an opportunity to
control tho delivery of mall to their
Postrnastor Genoral Hitchcock dl-
rocts all postmastors to enforce tho
regulations Btrlctiy anu impartially.
Nonagenarian Dead.
Mrs. Anna Frederick, a native ot
Germany and a formor resident of
Honesdalo and Danville, died sud
denly Wednosday morning. She
passod away as sho slept. Doceasod
was 03 years old. Sho i3 survived
by tho following children: Mrs
Jacob Sherror, John A. Frederick,
Joseph Frederick, Mlsa Holona
Fredorlck. Mrs. John Booa and Ja
cob Frederick; also twenty-aevon
grandchildren and twelvo great
grandchildren. Tho funeral will ho
held Friday morning at 0 o'clock,
with Interment in Hughestown Catb
ollc cemetery.
Of tho One Hundred .Men Working
in Surpbern Mine at Unloutomt
Only Eighty-Three Es
caped. (Special to Tho Citizen.)
Unlontown, July 25. Tho num
ber of dead at tho Surpbera Mine
to-day numbered 17. Tho mlno was
flooded Thursday In the old wash
ings. Flro Boss Stovens stated to
day that there wero 100 men at
work in tho mlno when tlio noou
came and only 83 escaped. Seven
teen bodies aro known to be in tho
mlno but thero can bo no hopo of
their removal for at least two or
three months. Tho water must bo
drained off as tho bodies aro prob
ably washod way back In the mine.
Scurlo iV Salmon, Local Attorneys,
Win Caso for Kelly U Stclnman
In Scranton Judge Head's
Opinion of Case Is Given
Tho case ot Herbeck vs. Kelly and
Stclnman, which was argued in
Scranton on March 13 last, having
been appealed from the Common
Pleas Court of this county, has Just
been disposed of and wo herewith
publish Judge Head s opinion or tno
case. P. H. lion and c. a. uarrau
wero attorneys for the appellant and
Searle & Salmon for Kelley &
brief statement ot tho record
facts will make manifest that tho
learned judge below neither exceeded
his power nor abused his discretion
n striking off the Judgment by de
fault which tho plaintiff had caused
imnrovidently to be entered. The
action is assumpsit; tho summons is
sued April 11, 1010, and was serv
ed; the statement was not filed un
til November 12, 1010. Passing by
some Intermediate motions and or
ders, not now important, It appears
that on December 12, 1U10, the
plaintiff was permitted to amend the
statement previously filed and on the
following day gave notice of tho
amendment and that judgment would
bo taken by default unless an affi
davit of defense be filed within fif
teen days. At the same time a rule
on the defendants to plead was en
tered. The next day, December 14,
the defendants entered the plea of
non-assumpsit. The case was thus
put at Issue by the action of the
plaintiff himself. Nevertheless, on
December 21, tho defendant tiled an
aflldavlt of defense. So the record
stood until March C, 1011, when the
plaintiff obtained leave to again
amend his declaration, and the same
day filed a new statement of claim.
This of course set up no new cause
of action. On March 27, 1011, the
plaintiff filed a praecipe upon which
the prothonotary entered Judgment
by default for want of a plea and af
fidavit of defense and liquidated the
same at $1350.00. The defendants
then obtained a rule to show cause
why this judgment should not be
stricken off. An answer was filed,
and on May 10, 1911, an order was
made striking off the judgment, and
from this order the plaintiff appealed.
"At the time the judgment by de
fault was entered by the prothono
tary there were standing upon the
record both an aflldavlt of defense
and a plea In bar. When the plain
tiff saw fit to amend his declaration
ho could not thereby compel the de
fendants to again file another affi
davit of defense. If the latter were
of opinion that tho aflldavlt original
ly filed exhibited a good defense to
the plaintiffs action, there was
nothing to prevent them standing
upon It. If the plaintiff regarded it
as Insufficient, he might move for
judgment for want of a sufficient af
fidavit of defense, just as he could
havo done originally, or Just as If a
second aflldavlt had been filed to the
amended statement. The same la
true of tho plea originally entered.
The plea was responsive to the cause
of action set forth in the declaration
and put tho cause at Issue. The
defendants wero not required to
plead again each tlmo tho plaintiff
saw fit to amend in some particular
or other tho statement of his cause
of action.
It is clear then that tho record
exhibited no case for the entry of a
judgment by default by tho pro
thonotary for want of an affidavit
of defense or plea. Moreover, tho
learned judge bolow. In his opinion
filed, points out that when leave was
given to the plaintiff, after the case
was at Issue, to amend his declara
tion, the defendants wero entitled to
notice, and that tho record does not
show any such notice or service.
Thero can be no doubt of tho cor
rectness of this statement in so far
as the fact Is to be ascertained by
the record. But without discussing
tho effect of what the p'alntlff's
counsel argue was notice at bar be
causo leave to amend was given In
open court, wo havo already suffi
ciently shown that tho entry of Judg
ment by default by tho prothonotary
was an Improvident act. The learn
ed judge below was therefore right
in striking it off.
Tho appeal was dismissed at the
costs of the plaintiff but without
prejudice, etc.
Death of William Owens.
William Owens, ono of tho oldest
Welshmen of tho Lackawanna val
Ioy, a prominent manufacturer for
many years, died at his homo In
Scranton Tuesday at the ago of nine
ty years. Tho funeral was hold
Thursday. Rov. Dr. Dry, of Brook
lyn, l'a., officiating. Mr. Owens was
ono of tho best known citizens
among tho oldor rosldonts. Ho cama
to Scranton when that city was very
young and had seen it dovolop dur
Ing a half century of changes that
wero prodigious in tholr mngnltudo
Ho lived to soo a business that was
onco bo important a hand trade,
grow Into a machine manufacture.
Mr. Owona la woll known through
out Wayno county and for tho most
part spent his summers at his cot
tago at Lako Ariel.
Miss Minnie E. Burgln, of Phila
delphia, Great Record Keeper of tho
Ladles of tho Maccabees of tho
World for Pennsylvania, Is in Hones
dalo to Instruct tho local Hlvo In
tho beautiful now ritualistic work of
tho order and to assist them to se
cure a club of ten or moro now
mombors for whom tho entrance fee
will bo reduced. Tho Ladles of the
Maccabees O. T. W. has a member
ship of over ono hundred and six-
ty-slx thousand In fifty-four states,
territories and Canada with a re
serve fund cf over a million and n
half and a total In all funds of
$5,854,222.32, being tho largest
and wealthiest exclusively woman's
organization in tho world. Miss
Burgln Instituted Honesdalo Hlyo
nearly fourteen years ago and nearly
twenty thousand dollars In protec
tion ia carried by them and thoy
havo so far not lost ono qt their
mombers by death.
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Callaway and
Mrs. J. G. Bono and Miss Emma
Bono, roturnod Weinesday from a
weok's stay at tho Jackson homo at
Tyler Hill. Mrs. Bono nnd daughter
returned to tholr homo in Dunmoro
on Thursday morning accompanied
by Mr. and Mrs. Callaway who will
spend tho week-end. thero.