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70th YEAR. --NO. 67
HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1912.
SCULPTOR KECK SENDS SKETCH
ANNE XI KM ANN'
OFF FOR METROPOLIS.
Attractions of City Could Not he
Resisted hy Hebrew Womnn Held
for Ai'Miii (Jiivo $1100 Security
Out on Hall.
F. F. MERRIMAN WITH BULLET
OPERATIONS BEGIN ATGUERNEYi
Dl AWT h
i LHII I
Represents Stourbridge Lion's Trial
Trip on August H, 1820, In Hones
dale On Inhibition in Cele
At the suggestion of Horace G.
Young, of Albany. X. Y.. formerly of ! charge of arson, left on Friday last
m ..i or tier naven 01 resi, .-sew iofk
TT1 ft T I Til ft tlfft. I . . . - . -
Mrs. Anne Niemann, who was ar
rested on Wednesday last following
a mysterious Are In her homo the
day previous and who was held on a
Honesdale. and for some time vice-
liresident and general manager of
the Delaware and Hudson Canal
company's system. iMr. Charles Keck,
of New York city, the sculptor, who
of late has come Into prominence
City. Neighbors say that she locked
the door of her homo Friday after
noon and then walked to White
Mills, where she boarded tho Erie
train for the metropolis. Her daugh
ter left the same afternoon for Scran-
ton, going by the Delaware and Hud-
through his work, designed a sketch ' son road
model representing a monument of i Sin,co Mr- Niemann's death, a few
c3.,,i,,i j 1 1 .i, n. i ' months ago, Mrs. Niemann has ex
the Stourbridge Lion, the first loco-, ,)rosse(1 abde9re t0 go to New York.
motive to have run on rails in , shortly after her husband's demise.
America. The model Is a plaster ' Mrs. Niemann commenced selling off
cast about 32 inches long 2S In- tne household furniture and fixtures,
..(h" ,, ' . machinery and stock of her deceased
ches in Idth and stands on a pedes-, nusband.s store. The sale continued
tal two feet high, based on a scale , and then one night there happened
of one and a half inches to the foot, j to be a fire in the store apartment.
On either side of the cast in bas-re- i a fire sale followed. The second-
llef is a representation of the Stour
bridge Lion. On one side Mr.
Keck has portrayed the Stourbridge
Lion steaming out on its initial trip
with Horatio Allen, the first engi
neer, at the throttle. An enthusias
tic crowd of witnesses is represent
ed. On the reverse side of the
model the sculptor brings out the
Stourbridge Lion about to enter or
pass over a section of track, repre
senting the old trestle-work on the
Delaware and Hudson railroad. On
top of the model Is seated a
trait statue of Horatio Allen
hand stock was practically given
away, the return for which was
meager. Some things, like the piano
and other furniture went good and
brought good prices. After a while
there was another fire, then an In
vestigation, the finding of oil satu
ated clothes and later the arrest of
Mrs. Niemann. She was charged
with arson, committed to jail, but
after putting up ?200 security in one
of our banks, Jacob Katz furnished
ball and Mrs. Niemann, according to
por-iall evidence, is now out of the state.
the front of the model is a tablet for ....... , ....,,.,
inscription, giving date, place and WHY NOT A TREE COMM SS ON
other necessary data concemine this 1,11 1 ,,ul H UUIIIIIII00IUI1
great historical event. '
Sculptor Keck sent a representa
tive from his studio, J. A. Terwilli
ger, to set up the model so that it
may be on exhibition in conspicuous
quarters during the coming Wayne
county celebration, providing that it
met with the approval of the Stour
bridge Lion Association executive
committee. The model arrived on
FOR HONESDALE ?
It Would Cure and Protect Our
Spreading Maple Trees Which
Arch Many Streets nnd
Make it tho Town
The council of Dorranceton, Lu-
MnnH.r hr t, j . i.JeiM county, has finally adopted
the association .nc h0u? h, n. rules and regulations for an organl-
lug in the law office of its president, fatlo5ht0, "e known as the Dorrance
Wnmor nrnn tn. ov V v ton Shade Tree Commission. The
matter. The chairman explained to commission will protect all shade
the mornw ne v,ie m,i.. trees in their town or on nearby
the model arriving so soon was due h'fhy3 d care for them as pro-
to a voluntary suggest on on the i , ' " " ' """"--vt .
n.irt nf Mr vnr ( m ing this commission at the last leg
nnri intimst. trior, m. vi, ,, islature, and found In Pennsylvania
W Hm T; ;X """i pamphlet laws of 1911, page G79
Duniiiore Mini Came to See Son ut
Lake Coino Suicide and Acci
dent Sultl Was Cause of Ills
Another " accident suicide " occur
red in Wayne county on Friday last,
In tho personage of Friend F. Merrl
man, of Dunmore. The affair hap
pened at Lake Como, In tho woods
near the home of the deceased's son,
Dr. C. C. Merrlman.
Mr. Merrlman, who has been in ill
health and despondent for some time,
left Dunmore, Thursday, to visit his
son at Lake Como. Arriving at the
lake. Mr Merrlman found that his
son was at Long Pond, a fishing re
sort in Wayne county. The letter
that Dr. Merrlman received from his
father impelled the physician to
leave at once for Como. There he
found his father missing. A search
of the woods nearby revealed the
body of the civil engineer lying face
down on a gun. There was a bullet
in Mr. 'Merriman's head.
John Darett, justice of the neace
and registrar at Wlnwood, ado an
investigation. He reported to Coro
ner Peterson, of Honesdale, that Mr.
Merrlman had met death by suicide.
The coroner granted a permit for
burial, giving "suicide" by "rltle
ball" as the cause of death.
The body was taken to Scranton
Saturday afternoon by Funeral Direc
tor A. V. Lakln, of Wlnwood, and
taken to W. C. Price's morgue.
Tho funeral of Mr. Merrlman took
place Monday afternoon from the
residence, Dunmore. Mr. Merrlman
Is survived by his wife, by one son,
Dr. Merrlman, and two daughters,
Mrs. F. M. Lynch, of Olyphant, and
Mrs. Leo A. Lynch, of Brooklyn, N.
Mr. Merrlman who was G6 years
of age, wrote his own obituary no
tice, leaving the date blank to be
filled In when he should die. He
was a civil engineer in charge of the
real estate of the Pennsylvania Coal
company and well known in Wayne
Thirty-four Workmen With Teams
nud Scrapers oh the Site of Pro
posed Factory liiilliliug to
Cover 1 4 Acres.
Now Is the time for the skeptic
who said ho would not believe that
the Gurney Electric Elevator plant
would be erected In Honesdale until
he saw dirt turned over, to witness
operations. On Monday morning 34
men and four teams commenced the
i work of grading, and the forco will
bo increased as the work advances.
Peter C. Herbric, of the Fred
Haven's company, superintendent of
tho construction of tho new factory
and A. Natress, also of Philadel
phia, field engineer for tho archi
tects, Day & Zimmerman, are upon
the site in the Interest of their re
spective companies. Pay Brown, of
this place, Is assistant to Mr. Her
bric. Scrapers, plows and wagons are
used In grading, which Is the first
work. The old towpath will be dug
down on an average of live feet, the
dirt being used to fill In the old
gVard lock and canal nearby. The
fill In on the street will be about 18
Inches above the present grade at
A company house, occupied for
some time by Henry Qulnlan, was
razed on Monday. All the other
houses have either been removed
bodily or torn down.
An engineer's and superintend
ent's office, 12x24 feet, has been
erected upon the plot.
The proposed new factory will
cover an area of one and a fourth
acres of floor space. The main
building will be 212x100 feet.
Work will be pushed to comple
tion, the Havens company expecting
to complete the building within 120
ho Cltl.on Offers $10 In Gold For
I the Greatest Number of Flies
Killed Send Them Often.
The Honesdale boys and girls had
better rush their flies to the Contest
Editor of Tho Citizen ere the hust-
FL1ES XOT WORMS WANTED. RDV UEATUCP ACCCP.TIMR THE
Ulll IILMIIIl.ll HI I LUMIIU MIL.
llortlciilturallst W. II. Bullock Tells
the Citizen's Headers That XI
tratc of Soda. Will Help
lint mntoHtntita Uvlntr In Wavne'8 1 lne irouoie Willi uie uiapiK auauc
ling contestants ming in arne 8 1 treos ln Honesdale is not blight as
sister hamlets and towns capture wag re(;ently stated ln your valuable
that $10 gold piece. Tho contest nanor. I am glad to inform you that
does not close until September 30, j it is not of near as serious, a nature
it will tHvn tho nnntostnnt .imtile 1 A3 tne Ullgnt. UllgM
lb ..... O ' ' " . . . . . ,,
time to collect these deadly "ani
make a model represent
ing the running of the first locomo
tive together with its engineer. Mr.
Greene stated that although we ap
preciated Mr. Young's interest in
the matter of having a design made
for a proposed monument, it would
he consiedrable time before the
committee would be in a position to
decide definitely upon any plan. But
since Mr. Young has manifested so
deep an interest In the project the
chairman stated that he believed
the model should be placed on ex-
The Act reads:
"Be It enacted, etc., That any per
son who will willfully and malicious
ly club, -stone, cut, break, climb up
on, Injure or destroy any shade tree
or any fruit tree, growing on or
along any street, road, or other high
way, shall be guilty of a misde
meanor; and upon conviction there
of, before any alderman, magis
trate, or justice of the peace, shall
be sentenced to pay a fine not ex
ceeding ten dollars, or to undergo
THE PAXAMA CANAL.
(Special to The Citizen.)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 20. Much
of the attention of Congress at this
session has been devoted to questions
affecting the management of the
great Panama Canal, which is soon
to be opened and which Is generally
considered to be one of the modern
wonders of the world.
It 13 with justifiable pride that the
people of this country
DHAGS HIS COW
OVER ROCKV ItOAD?
For alleged cruelty to an animal
James Keiper, of Blakeslee, will be
tried at the next session of court.
Defendant was arrested by County
Detective John M. Decker charged
with dragging a cow over a rough
stony road on July 28. The animal
was so painiuuy injured that, ac
cording to some, she had better been
relieved of her misery by being shot.
iveiper denies guilt or any cruelty.
Conviction in the case under Sec
4G. P. L. 395, of the Act of March
31, I860, carries with it the privilege
of Imposing a fine in the sum of
H. R. JOHNSON'S WILL NOT
hlbition during celebration week. an imprisonment in the jail of the
It was the unanimous opinion of the
committee that a suitable place be
found to display it during the cele
bration, where It can be seen by the
many guests who may visit Hones
dale at that time. On motion it was
carried that a committee composed
of Miss Caroline Petersen, Martin
cauiield, Homer Greene and E. B.
Callaway find a suitable place for
the installation of tho model. The
headquarters of the Wayne County
Celebration In the Hettaw building
was suggested. The committee met
at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning for
the purpose of inspecting tho office
of the celebration committee to as
certain whether it was available and
If the executive committee would
grant .permission to have the model
erected therein. Chairman Greene
is now obtaining the consent of the
executive heads of some of the
country's great railroads to act as
an advisory committee and the pro
ject is being pushed as rapidly as
possible to a successful conclusion.
BOAT CAPSIZjS-ONE DROWNS
Hoys Fishing on Hush Pond nnd
Percy Hadsell Unable to Swim
Goes Down to Watery Grave,
(Special to The Citizen.)
GALILEE, Aug. 120. Percy Had
sell aged 17 years, was drowned in
Bush's pond, one mile from Galilee,
Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock. He
and his cousin. Walter Hadsell, of
New York city, were fishing and in
some manner the boat capsized and
the two were thrown into the lake.
Walter, the cousin, could swim, but
Percy could not and sank before aid
could reach him. Walter swam ashore
and gave the alarm. Searching par
ties were quickly formed and began
a search for the body.
The two lads had spent the day
fishing and were about to null up
anchor and go home when the acci
Percy was a son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ed. Hadsell. Besides his parents,
one sister survives. Tho family has
the sympathy of the community.
The funeral will be held Thurs
day afternoon at 2 o'clock, and a
sermon will be preached in the Gali
leo church. Interment in the Meth
odist burying ground at Damascus.
proper county not exceeding five
days or both, at the discretion of
the alderman, magistrate or justice.
"Approved The 7th day of June
A. D. 1911."
"JOHN K. TENEIt."
The Honesdale Improvement As
sociation endeavored to organize a
similar commission, but as yet have
been unsuccessful. This is not say
ing that it never will, for it Is our
opinion that a tree commission Is
what Honesdale needs, from the ap
pearance of several of our handsome
shade trees which have had the
tops and some of their most over
spreading limbs cut out by careless
linemen, to make way for wires.
The tree's shape is forever spoiled
and It will be many years before
limbs branch out to fill tho vacancy
and If they do, nine chances out of
ten they will be hewn out again "be
cause they interfere with the wires."
Are not tne trees of much more
value to the appearance of a street
and the property owners than a
I number of unsightly poles? Many
I trees on Main street have been kill
I ed by cutting and continually hack
ing at them until their very heart,
as it were, has been cut out.
Honesdale needs a tree commis
sion every bit as much as does Dor
ranceton or Forty Fort. It would
be wise and prudent for the town
council of the borough of Honesdale
to adopt ordinances for tho protec'
tion and care of tho trees of tho
Maple City. Honesdale's thousands
of trees are a valuable asset to the
near completion of the canal, the con-. 20.0' or one 'ear's Imprisonment or
structloq of which is not only an em-r' a'B airouusuurg innes
gineering triumph, hut accomplished
without graft or scandal. On this
account alone It would be proper to
celebrate Its completion by the hold
ing of a great exposition of the
world's progress, but there are many
other reasons. San Diego, where the
work of building an exposition is un
der way, is the most southwesterly
port in tne united States, and It Is
tamed as the most nrocresslve citv
In this country.
Work on the big exposition is mak
ing rapid strides, and already work
men are busy on the buildings.
which 'will be set in bowers of won
edrful beauty, made possible by the
mals" and get them to this office be
fore that date.
kills as If
burned by lire. Nearly all of the
shado trees that 1 examined ln
Honesdale Is the drying up of the
foliage which was caused by the dry
.1 1 1 1 - ....! 1 1, ... n .1 .
In sending your files to The Cltl- eul"B'" "LL '
zen do not keen them too long. On 1 aa ,occ B'r'"''"6 ? "TTt
Saturday last we received a "con
signment" by express. There was
enough life ln them to convey or
pull the box from Its destination to
Honesdale, a distance or ten nines,
without locomotlvo aid. it being very
"strong." If the contestant has any
real sympathy for the contest edi
tor he will not keep the files so
long, that, though dead, they crawl
ln maggot-form when the box Is
opened. Out of several gills sent we
could not allow for but three, owing
to their "lively" condition. it
'livestock accompanies another batch
of flies, as was the case of Satur
day's consignment, they will be
elected to the stove without count
ing. Again we say, please do not
keep your flies too long before send
ing them. It Is better to send them
oftener. We want flies, but will not
stand for an army of creeping,
crawling, slimy worms.
PAPERS OVER 100 YEARS OLD
P0C0N0 PLATEAU FOR ARMY
United States Army to Establish Ar
tillery Ilango Near Tohyhanna
Maj. Stiitiitieral in Charge.
(Special to Tho Citizen).
TOBYIIANNA. Ana. 110. The
United States Army officials have
decided to establish a permanent ar
tillery army range on the Pocono
plateau. The Second United States
Battery of the First Artillery ar
rived to-day and walkod overland
three miles to tho site. It will be
used for target practice and other
maneuvers. The army officials are
highly pleased with the country and
the farmers are equally as jubilant
in having the government locate
Major C. P. Summeral, of Fort
Myer. Virginia, Is In charge of the
IS batteries. The range will bo
open six months ln the year.
The tract consists of about 33
acres and was known as the Rhodes
estate. It was formerly tho proper
ty of the Lehigh and Wllkes-Barre
Coal and Navigation company.
Several buildings for tho men,
barrlcks erected and other Improve
ments will be made.
His Wife After Consultation With
Attorney Decides to Carry Out
Husband's Desire Manuel
Training School to bo
(Special to The Citizen.)
SCRANTON, Aug. 20. Mrs.
Harry R. Johnson, wife of Multimil
lionaire H. R. Johnson, who recently
died suddenly In New York, held a
conference with Col. L. A. Watres
and afterwards consulted her attor
eny, Thomas C. Duffy, regarding
breaking her husband's will. After
consultation with Attorney Duffy,
Mrs. Johnson decided not to set the
will aside but allow her husband's
wish to bo carried out. That means
that Scranton will have a manual
training school for young men which
will cost in tho neighborhood of
SCRANTON EXPECTS WILSON.
1JOAT CAPSIZED; SCHOOL
Miss Lillle Arovett, a young lady
from New York, lost her life by
drowning ln Tennanah Lake, N. Y.,
on Tuesday afternoon. Miss Arovett
was 23 years old and a school teach
er. Sho bad been hoarding at tho
lake for some time. Sullivan Coun
JERSEY CEXTHAL TO START
The rumor that Mr. Mollen of tho
New York, New Haven & Hartford
would assume tho presidency of the
New York, Ontario and Western
road when 'President Fowler retires
is now said to contain the color of
fact and In its wake is ushered forth
tho story that tho Jersey Central
passenger trains running through
between Scranton and Philadelphia
will, under tho Mellen management,
be started from Carbondalo and will
run through without change to tho
Quaker City, thus rendering tho O.
& W. and Jersey Central a desirable
routo between this city and Philadel
TO PROTECT MILFORI)
BRIDGE FROM ICE.
Tho managers of tho Mllford
Brldgo company have concluded to
build a crib of logs In front of the
Jersey pier to protect It from Ice.
Tho crib will extend up tho river
about 1G feet and will be filled with
stone. On top of this a cut water of
concrete several feet high will he
built which, it Is expected, will oper
ate to break the Ice and shield the
Per. . . .
Reports To-day Do Not Confirm Yes
terday's Reported Death of
China's President, Dr. Sun
(Special to The Citizen.)
SAX FRANCISCO, Aug. 20. Tho
death of Dr. Sun Yat Sen, first pro
visional president of China, who It
Is claimed was assassinated In Pe
kin, yesterday, cannot be verified.
A reign of terror prevails In tho
Democratic Presidential Nominee
and Running Mate Invited to
Visit Electric City in Sep
tember. (Special to The Citizen.)
SCRANTON, Aug. 20. Great
preparations aro being made for the
expected visit to this city in Septem
ber next of Woodrow Wilson, Dem
ocratic nominee for tho presidential
chair and his running mate, Gov.
Marshall. Congressman Palmer Is
ln Philadelphia to-day attending a
Democratic meeting of the leaders
of the party.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
SUES ERIE ANI) EXPRESS CO.
Claiming that ho was seriously in
jured in saving tho lives of others on
tho Erie Railroad platform at Pas
saic several months ago, Philip
Mangolin, a newsdealer, has brought
suit against the Erlo company and
tho Wells Fargo Express company.
Mangolin claims that neither or tho
companies will pay his doctor bills
or recompense him ln any way.
Mangolin tried to remove an express
truck from tho track, with tho re
sult that tho truck was struck hy
the train and he was struck by the
Ord E. Whlpplo to Louise Whip
ple, both of Preston, two acres in
Fred C. Erk, of Poughkeepsle, N.
Y., to William Erk. of Starrucca,
land in latter borough.
Charles Vinoy, of Vandling, to
Charles Ihlefeldt, of Mt. Pleasant
township. 50 acres in said township,
Mary E. Evans, of Edwardsville,
to Era E. Whlpplo, land situated ln
Preston township, ?JoU.
Homer Greono and wife of Hones
dale, and Susan S. Sandercock and
husband, of Ariel, to Harry W. Mum
ford, of Scranton, 114 acres In South
Canaan township and C42 acres In
Lako township, excepting about 32
acres convoyed to different parties
having special privileges on said
tract of land.
Death of Stephen Ralccr.
As wo co to press wo learn of tho
death of Stephen Baker, father of
Osborne M. Baker, of Slko. Mr,
Baker was over 90 years of ago and
was highly respected ln the commun
Ity. having Hvod In Slko many years,
He leaves one eon, Osborne, and a
Are in Round Volume and Contain
Much Valuable Rending Matter
Property of E. II. Alber
Through the kindness of E. H.
Alberty, of Dyberry, The Citizen
editors have been privileged to read
of late two bound volumes of "The
Balance and Columbian Repository,
of 180G and 1807. The papers were
published ln Hudson, N. i., oy
Harry Croswell, "where printing ln
eeneral Is executed with elegance
The bound volumes are ln good
state of preservation, the papers be
ing exchanges received at tne print
ing office In Hartford, Conn., where
John Lincoln, greatgrandfather of
Mr. Alberty, learned his trade. In
presenting the book to her grandson,
Mrs. Lucy A. Wright, late of Hones
dale. wrote a short history in the
front of this heirloom of the fam
ily, and we nuote ln cart: l can
remember when they (the bound
volumes) were nearly all the litera
ture the house afforded, ibarring the
Bible, an old book of sermons, a
copy of Webster's spelling book and
the almanac. .Many a aunoay wneu
I was a child I have got the old book
down from Its resting place on the
shelf, and read and re-read It for
want of something more Interesting.
No such lack for reading matter in
vour day, so you may care little ror
the perusal of this book of 'ye olden
In Vol. VI, No. 23 of the ISO"
bound volume under the caption of
"Conspiracy" is an article on the
trial of Aaron Burr. One para
graph reads: " The people think bet
ter of Burr's cause than they have
done; as there appears to be a
spirit of persecution which they will
not submit to." In No. 40 of tho
same volume under "The Trial of
Burr," tho chief justice ot the
iTn ted States de ivered an opinion
on the questions concerning tho ad
missibility of evidence on the in
dictment, for an indictment, for a
misdemeanor. against col. uurr
A notice under October G, 1S07, of
the same volume says: "By tho last
accounts from Richmond It appears,
that Burr had declared to the court
' that from two letters he had jusi
received, intimating that evidence
was coming on to prove that the
public and himself had been sacrl
. , v. i ,inin,. '
nceu ana soiu, nu wisucu iui uemj.
Under the head of Miscellany a
"Singular Plan for a Lottery" was
outlined. Among some of the
.prizes given we mention a few.
First, brick house valued at
000: second prize, Alexis, a good
cook, valued at JS00; third, Joe. an
excellent waiter, valued at $ouu;
fourth, Joseph, a good laborer at
the hoe, ?500; fifth, uosette, a
good laborer at tho hoe, well ac
customed to tho climate, ?500;
other prizes were money. At the
end of tho notice it stated: For
tickets, apply to J. Lynd, notary
nubile on tho levee, now urieans.
Tho drawing to be in the exchange.
ln tho presence of three justices or
and a light application of nitrato of
soda, which can be purchased from
any merchant that handles commer
cial fertilizers, say one or two pounds
of soda to a tree according to size.
Scatter the nitrate of soda on the
ground a3 far out or even farther
than the branches reach, then
sprinkle with water; this would have
helped the affected trees preceptibly.
I am glad to inform you that I have
not found much blight on the shade
trees ln the borough of Honesdale.
Bllghtt is one of the worst diseases ot
our trees; especially is this true
among our pear, apple and quince
trees. When inspecting the orchards
in tho county, I frequently find pear
trees that are dead and perhaps the
owner will say that tree was struck
by lightning, It showed signs of
death so suddenly, when In reality
it was only a bad case of blight. The
bark and leaves turn black and re
main on the tree for some time. The
only remedy at present recommend
ed by students of plant diseases Is
to cut out the blight with a knife
or saw occasionally, dipping or wip
ing off the blade with turpentine or
some other material to disinfect U.
W. H. BULLOCK
BLACK PATTI COMPANY.
Ask any nerson versed in musi
cal matters what race of people aro
tho most musical and havo tho best
voices a3 a whole, and he or she
will roply without hesitation, tho ne
gro or colored race. It Is seldom
that you will find any member of
this race that cannot play some mu
sical instrument or that la not tho
possessor of a pleasant singing
voice. Tho Black Patti Musical com
pany which Is composed entirely of
this race ot people, Is now In Its
fifteenth consocuflvo season, and It
Is said to bo by tho press and public
everywhere, one of tho best
musical companies on tho road.
Black Pattl (Madame Jones) Is this
season at her best and the surround
ing company is entirely adequate.
The Black Pattl Company Is the at
I traction at the Lyric next Wednesday
night, August 28.
SLEEPING ON TRACKS
TWO HAD LEGS CUT OFF.
Plttston, Aug. 20. Two traveling
umbrella menders were Injured while
sitting on the tracks of the Lehigh
Valley railroad In this city at about
1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon,
John Burke, of Nantlcoke, aged
about thirty years, has both ot his
feet cut off, and John Houston, of
Carbondale, aged forty-two years,
has both legs severed at the knees.
Houston died last Friday.
Just what they were doing on the
tracks is not definitely known. The
accident happened at the branch
near the Mill street bridge and it
is the belief that they sat down there
to rest, became drowsy and fell
WOMAN KILLS FORTY
SNAKES AT HER HOME.
MUlersburg. Mrs. Charles E.
Lehman, who resides on the Reuben
Kepner property along Berries .Moun
tain, opposite MUlersburg, went to
the wood pile at the rear of the
house to bring in some fire wood.
She noticed a snake among the fagots
and stepping back she seized a halt
brick and hurled it at too reptile,
killing it. Then snakes began com
ing in all directions and with a club
she killed forty-one reptiles. The
color of the snakes resembled the
copperhead type and with the xcep-
tion of tho first killed, wnich was oi
ordinary size, they averaged about
six inches in length and were no
doubt a mother with a brood of
CELEBRATION NEXT WEEK
It Promises to be Bigger nnd Better
Than Ever Town in Holiday
Stringers were placed across Main
street Monday morning upon which
hang several small triangular Hags
of different colors which make a very
The first building to take on gala
day colors was the celebration com
mittee's headquarters in the Rettew
building. Main street. City Hall was
decorated on Monday and other build
ings are now looking their prettiest
Final arrangements will bo made
at Tuesday evening's session, when It
Is expected all plans will be com
pleted. The celebration will bo held de
spite what some kickers and knock
ers might say and It will be some
celebration, too. Midnight trains
and reduced rates will be a big
drawing card for valley people from
over the Mooslc to come to Hones
dale and spend a few days' recrea
tion. If there are parties who have
rooms to let for visitors during tho
celebration, kindly make It known
to N. B. Spencer, general secretary,
beforo the week-end.
Wednesday will bo Firemen's
Day and preparations aro being made
to entertain over a thousand guests.
Followlug Is tho line of march:
First division forms at Central
Park and marches down Ninth street
to Main, down Main to Fifth street,
East to Church, where they meet tho
second division, whoso formation
starts at tho Basin brldgo, down
Main street, across Fourth to Church,
up Church to Fifth.
Tho parado then continues up
Church to Fifth street, east to
Court street, up Court to Twelfth,
west to Stato brldgo, west to West
street, up West to Fifteenth street,
then east to East streot, then south
to Park street, across Park street to
Main, up Main to North Park;
countermarch Main to Statp bridge,
east to Church street, then south to
Fourth streot. Fourth to Main, Main
to Sixth, up Sixth to Eleventh, then
to the park, and disband. The lat
ter part ot tho line ot march may be
subject to a slight change.