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70th YEAR. -NO. 72
GRATIFYING REPORT RENDERED
Wnyno County Celebration Commit
tee, After Paying All Rills Show
n Balance of $:7H.0.
Tho executive committee In
charge of the Wayne county celebra
tion .held Its final meeting Tuesday
evening when it was reported that
after all bills had been paid a bal
nnco of J37S.6G was in tho treasury.
This is certainly gratifying news to
tho public. Tho total amount receiv
ed was $1,507.GS; of this amount
$1,129 02 was paid out to date by
An unusual amount of credit for
hard work done is due to the general
secretary. N. D. Spencer, who spent
considerable time in preparation,
writing letters and overseeing things
during the celebration. "Nic" is al
ways a worker and not a shirker.
The Wayne county celebration
committee desire to especially thank
the Delaware and Hudson railroad
for tho good service rendered and
also for the use of the lawns on
either side of their depot on Main
street. They also wish to thank
Yardmastcr George W. Penwarden
for courtesies extended during the
To Erk Dros. and C. A. Cortright
the committee Is especially grateful
for the use of their automobile and
truck. To everybody who partici
pated in either the civic, grange or
automobile parades the celebration
committee wish to thank for their
The committee furnishes us with
the following eport, which also in
cludes a list of boosters who wanted
to see the celebration a success.
The committee also wishes to
thank the editors, and their assist
ants for all the hard work they did
in giving tho people such quick and
accurate accounts of the celebration,
and for tho boosting they gave the
celebration in every issue of their
To the Hon. A. T. Searle, Mayor
McCarty and the Dorough Council the
committee is truly grateful for their
assistance In every way rendered.
To Harry Itettew, for the use of
one of his stores, which made it
possible for the committee to have
an office for the transaction of their
To H. H. Richards, the Honesdale
Electric Light Co. and Leonard Beur
ket whose hard work and efforts
made it possible to have plenty of
light on the streets during the cele
bration. If any one who gave their money
or time to help the celebration In
any way has been omitted from the
list, wo assure them that it was not
done Intentionally and to them we
offer an apology. And to' those who
were not In favor of the celebration
and declined to help in any way, go
ing so far as to predict It would be
a failure and a detriment to Hones
dale, the committee can only say,
that the grand success attained
proves that the minority were in the
wrong. A large gathering of peo
ple in a town will help it financially,
If not, why are cities and towns
throughout the country using every
fair means possible to secure street
fairs, conventions, old home weeks
and in fact any thing that will
attract large crowds?
Tho Wayne celebration committee,
is particularly grateful to the fol
lowing for their help in making the
celebration one grand success with
their financial assistance:
Honesdale Board of Trade, Busi
ness Men's Association, L. J. Dor
fllnger, Henry Dunkelberg, William
Pell, Benj. Dlttrich, C. W. Deln, F.
W. Schuerholz, F. W, Bunnell, W.
B. Roadknlght. Herman Myers, J.
H. Heumann, Theobald & Scheissler,
A It. Taeubner, T. D. O'Connell, L.
C. Weniger, C. Elmendorf, Michels
& McDonald, Weaver Bros., Penn
Brewing Co., Fell Brewing Co., F.
N. Lord, Charles McArdle, Paul E.
Fives, John Roegner, O. E. Bunnell,
F O. Gilbert, Paul McGranaghan,
Benj Loris, Chris Lowe, H. Beurket,
A. M Leine, Erk Bros., C. E. Bul
lock, Murray Co., L. Marton, E. H.
Pohle, J. A. Bodle, Honesdale Candy
Kitchen, Emanuel Freeman, Samuel
Brown, W. W. Wood, Homer Greene,
Kraft & Conger, L. B. Nielsen, J.
B. Nielsen, H. S. Salmon, C. Petersen,
O. M Spettigue, Theresa Green,
Thos Charlesworth, F. C. Kimble,
C P Searle, C. L. Dunning, C. A.
Emery, W. B. Lesher, W. S. Barnes,
Milton Salmon, F. P. Kimble, M. E.
Simons, Jacob Beck, W. H. Kreltner,
C E. G-ibbs, S. E. Morrison, Sonner
& Son, Dexter Lambert Co., S. T.
Ham, G. Watts, V. It. Lldstone, E. T.
Brown, William Ward, C. Hoeschlau,
Rev Wm. H. Swift, W. T. Heft, J. J.
Koehler, T. A. Crossley, F. C. Keen,
E D Katz, Fred Kreltner, C. R.
Brady. Dr. Balta, E. C. Mumford, J.
D Weston, Georgo Schwenker, J. II.
Smith, Irving Brown, F. W. Clauson,
Maple City Garage, T. A. Llghthiser,
T Y Boyd, William Moore, Bentley
Bros , O. T. Chambers, J. B. Robin
son, Frank Vettor, I. A. Hartman,
Globe Store. W. J. Relf, Georgo C.
Butler. Charles McKenna, Dr. Mc
Convill, Robt. O'Connell, H. B. Erk,
Bert Bennett. Joel G. Hill, William
G Hessler, William Olsen, Mllo Hol-
bert, Spencer Bros., E. B. Harden-
bergh, W. M. Fowler, American
Knitting Mill, C. W. Smith & Co.,
J N Sharpsteen & Bro., A. Barberl,
C. A. Brooks, F. A. Jenkins, II. B.
Ely, M D., Marsh & Fish, M. B.
Allen, John RIckert, Honesdale
Citizen, B. F. Haines, Wayne Inde
pendent, Paul Frederic, F. G. Peters,
A. Eberhardt, Bregsteln Bros., M. L,
Braman. F. W. Powell. M. D.. E. W.
Gammell, Herald Press Association,
Martin Caulleld, P. B. Peterson, M
D., Hawker & Barthelmus, G. Smith
& Son, Katz Underwear Co., F. G.
Rlckard, Ed. Dottier, C. F. Spencor
& Co., S. A. MoMullen, Jr., Hones
dale National Bank, Katz Bros., An-
drew Thompson, H. Z. Russell, F.
VanDeusen, William Glcseke, John
Bryant, n. a. Rowland.
li:inh buys drugstore.
Progressive Downtown l'liai'iiinclst
Establishes Storo Uptown Olio
of llouesdalo's Best Citi
zens. Arthur M. Leine, Ph. G., proprie
tor of the Rexall drugstore, has pur
chased the contents and good will of
the Keystone pharmacy, lately man
aged by Duel Dodge. Mr. Leine
took possession of his uptown drug
store Tuesday afternoon, shortly af
ter tho deal was consummated. Con
Until his Sixth street store was
destroyed by fire a few months ago,
Mr. Leine conducted two drug stores.
Having purchased tho Keystone
pharmacy he will not return to tho
Sixth street store. His uptown
patrons can now bo accommodated
at No. 1123 Main street.
Mr. Leine Is one of Honesdalo's
most progressive business men. Ho
has been very successful in business
and Is deserving of a part of the
public patronage. Mr. Lelno's tlmo
will be divided between his two
The street commissioner and
corps of men scraped up seven wag
onloads of confetti and other cele
bration material, which was upon the
streets after the event.
ARBITRATORS ALLOW $ 250
Nellie O'Keefo Brings Action Against
Texas Township for Injuries Sus
tained Last November.
The case of Nellie O'Keefe against
the township of Texas was tried be
fore W. B. Lesher, Thomas Y. Boyd
and George Ross in the Grand Jury
Room in the Court House, on Wed
nesday, September 4.
The plaintiff alleges that on Nov.
11, 1911, she was riding in a wagon
with Edward Hacker, from Hones
dale to Bethany, when a short dis
tance above the residence of Henry
Hartung, a parcel dropped from her
lap onto the road. Miss O'Keefe got
out of tho wagon to look for the par
cel and In the search stopped or In
some way fell over the retaining
wall below the road, some flvo feet
and fractured her shin bone.
Mr. Hacker testified that the road
was not In a safe condition, that the
night was extremely dark, and that
a fender was necessary to protect
people from walking over the wall,
as Miss O'Keefe had done.
Or. F. W. Powell testified to be
ing called the twelfth of November,
and a few-UImes thereafter. Several
witnesses were called on the part of
the plaintiff, to show tho condition
of the road, tho absence of guard
rail or fender at the point of the ac
cident, for the purpose of showing
tho negligence of tho township.
Miss O'Keefe swore that sho suf
fered great pain and inconvenience
from the fracture, and has not been
able to do physical work to any ex
tent since the Injury, and was un
able to maintain herself by her own
Dr. Harry B. Ely, on behalf of the
township, testified to having made
an examination of the injured limb
yesterday, but was unable to detect
any symptoms of an Injury. Ho
testified that if there was a fracture
the recovery was so perfect that no
marks of such could be .found, and
he was unable to see why there
could bo either pain or disability re
suiting. Besides the three super
visors, a large number of witnesses
testified to tho safe condition of the
road. After the hearing, tho arbitra
tors viewed the premises, and argu
ments of counsel were heard by the
arbitrators on Thursday morning.
Attorney Chas. A. McCarty renre
sented tho township, and attorneys
I H. Hon and E. C. Mumford were
attorneys for Miss O'Keefe.
Tho Jury rendered a verdict In
favor of Miss O'Keefo allowing her
ENGINEER'S TORCH LOWERS
Struck Over Head After Robbing 75
J'assengcrs Secured $100,000
From New York Mail Train.
(Special to Tho Citizen.)
NEW ORLEANS, Sept. a. With
his skull fractured and death but a
few hours away Howard Edwards,
tho lone bandit who robbed a Louis
ville and Nashvillo train last night,
was brought hero to-day from a hos
pital where ho was taken after be
ing struck by a torch in tho hands
of Engineer John Baer. Edwards
held up his train and robbed 75 pas
sengers of their valuables.
This is tho same lone bandit that
held up the Now York mall train
from New Orleans and received
7100.000 In cash.
MURDERER'S JURY DRAWN.
The grand and petit Jurors of tho
October term of Wayne county court
wero drawn on Tuesday by tho jury
commissioners and tho sheriff.
From tho forty-eight "good and
true," representing tho traverse
Jury, will bo drawn twolve men who
will either render a verdict of guilty
or acquittal to Marsden Hubbard,
tho murderer of Thomas Dolphin,
lato of Waymart.
COUNTY TEACHERS' ASSOCLV
The officers and executive commit
tee of the Wayne County Teachers1
Association will meet In Superin
tendent J. J. Koohler s office- in the
court house on Saturday afternoon
oi mis weeK at a. o'clock.
HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA.,
FARVIEW CRIMINAL INSANE
Board of Trustees Met, Transacted
Important Business and Ap
pointed X'hlef Bookkeeper.
Tho board of trustees of the state
hospital for tho criminal insane at
Farview held n lengthy meeting at
tho office of tho superintendent, Dr.
T. C. Fltzsimmons Saturday after
noon at which time proposals for a
number of contracts for supplies and
furnishings were opened. It seems
that none of tho Arms bidding se
cured a'll of the supplies with tho
result that there was such a variety
of bids that they will have to be
tabulated so that the trustees can
tako action on them at another
meeting to be held at Farview In tho
near future. Tho proposals are now
being arranged In order at tho office
of the superintendent and it is pre
sumed that tho contracts will be
scattered among the bidders.
The only appointment decided up
on at tho meeting of tho trustees
was that of Duel Dodge, Honesdale,
mention of which was made In Wed
nesday's Citizen. He was selected as
chief book-keeper of tho institution
and reported for duty at once. Mr.
Dodge has been a life-long resident
of Honesdale and for tho past thirty
years has been one of tho Maple
City s prominent and well known
business men. Ho Js about fifty
years of ago and is qualified in every
way for the position to which ho has
Tho board will hold another meet
ing at Farview on Monday, Septem
ber 16, for the purpose of inviting
proposals for tho furnishing of the
institution proper. The work at tho
state Institution is said to be pro
gressing In a most satisfactory .man
ner and tire will bo placed under the
new boilers on Thursday or Friday of
this week. The sewage disposal sys
tem which has been under construc
tion for the past month will bo com
pleted and ready for use tho present
week. At the present time a force
of men are engaged In renovating
tho bungalow, which was formerly
the old D. & H. Gravity station. The
Duilding will be fitted un for the
housing of the hospital attendants
and will accommodate about twenty
people. The contractors appeared
before tho trustees and gave assur
ance that they will be ready to turn
the buildings over to the state com
plete in every detail about October 1.
There were several bidders and
others interested at the meeting. The
board purchased a team of horses
from E. A. Wonnacott, of Waymart,
wno was siuu lower than the h Kh
est bidder. The contract for a large
stone crusher, boiler and engine was
awarded to the Good Roads Machin
The only absentees from the meet
ing were Judge Little, who was re
ported to bo ill at his home In Mont
rose and Senator Sproul, who was
detained at his home in Chester on
account of an Important business
engagement. The large supply houses
oi i'nnaueiphia, Scranton, Wilkes
Barre, Honesdalo and Carbondale
had representatives at Farview on
Saturday and all of them had
samples displayed at the institution
which at the present tlmo is a verit
aoio warehouse. Tho kind and
quality of furniture will be selected
during tho present week. After tho
coming meeting of the board a com
plete account of the details will be
The members of the state board of
Lunacy are arranging to select the
patients that are to be tranRforrnd
to Farview as soon as the buildlnes
will l)o ready to recelvo thorn. Work
on the new Delawaro and Hudson
station Is progressing rapidly and It
is hoped that It will be ready when
the patients arrive. Tho following
nrms suomitted bids: Weeks Hard
wnro Co., Thomas Leonard & Co.,
bpruKs Bros., Scranton; Murray
Hardware company. Honesdalo: Har
nesses, Andrew W. Thorburn, Pltts-
iou; u. w. wntz & Co., Scranton;
w. u. btansbury, Carbondale; P. F.
Gordon, Stono crusher; Thomas
i . Kane Ac Co., Bethlehem, farm sun
Plies; E. A. Wonnacott, horses and
Honesdale has been exnerlnnnlne
a number of showers, the latest be
ing a Kitchen shower. It was given
Tuesday evening by Mrs. Jacob
Demer on Church street for Miss
Millio Weaver. About 1C young
ladles wero present and contrlbntpd
a quantity of granlto ware, all of
wmcn wero cooning utensils. A
very pleasant ovenint: was Rnont
i . i . i .
r mu ruiresumems wero served.
TO TEACH AT OSSINING.
Miss Charlotte Bullock, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Bullock, of
this place, has accopted a position as
teacher of domestic science in tho
ussming school, Osslning-on-tho
Hudson. After visiting relatives In
Pittsburg, Miss Bullock will leavo on
October 1st for her now situation
Her many Honesdale friends will bo
elated to learn of her appolntmont.
Kraft & Congor, coal agents, aro
dumping a quantity of coal at thel
pocKets at tnis place. They aro
preparing for tho wlntor trade. Two
largo plies aro located at either end
of tho shoots.
ERIE'S INCREASE OF BUSINESS
Owing to the heavy Increaso In tho
amount of freight at the East Hones
dale Erlo station, that company is
enlarging its platform. An addition
12x60 feet is being built.
PROSPECTING FOR COAL.
Prospectors aro busily engaged In
looking for coal at Lakewood. Wayne
county. The Citizen reported some
time ago that a paying vein was dis
covered in tho highlands of Wayne.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1912.
DISTRICT SPELLING CONTEST
Will Bo Held October 12(1 County
. oiliest occurs in .November
Get oiir Spelling Books
Prom Tho Citizen.
At a meotinc of tho countv com
mlttnn nf Mm nnnlltnp
September 4, it was decided to hold i
tho district contest In each school on
Saturday. October 2G at 1:30 n. m. I
Tho district contests are to be
held In a school building situated
near tho center of each district
where 1t Is most convenient for the
pupils to reach. Tho written contest
will be held first. Each school in
the district is entitled to not moro
than five pupils to bo selected by the
Tho oral contest Is to follow the
written contest and may be entered
by any common school pupil.
I'ho county contest will bo held In
tho court house, Honesdale, Wednes
day, November 13. at 1:30 n. m.
Some appropriate reward will be giv
en to tue winners of the county con
test. Tho Citizen 'Publishing comnanv
has Issued a little booklet containing
tho lirst 30 lessons which will be
mailed to any address for the small
sum of six cents. Send in your or
ders. BALLOONS IN HONESDALE.
E. A. Penniman furnishes us
with Information, stating that there
were but two balloon ascensions ever
made in Honesdale. The first, he
says, occurred June G, 18C0. Prof.
urooks was the balloonist. Tho as
cent was made from Church street
near the Allen House stable. The
street was closed to traffic when the
event took place. Prof. Brooks de
scended two miles south of Hones
dale near the old toll gate, now
known as East Honesdale.
The second balloon ascension was
made by Charles H. Glmley, July 4,
isbi, on tho gass house grounds.
He landed in a tree on the Catskill
mountains several hours afterwards,
the same evening.
There have been several exhibi
tions of hot air balloon ascensions
made here, but these were the only
two covering any great distance.
The new Borden plant at East
Honesdale, located along tho Erie
railroad, which will bo one of the
largest, finest and most modern milk
shipping stations along the Erie line,
win De Dunt considerably larger than
original plans called. The ice
house, which Is of largo dimensions,
will have an addition of 60 feet
UalK to the original nlan of the
Work is progressing nicely with
the series of buildings and It is ex
pected they will be ready for occu
pancy before snow files.
Wayne county Is rich in its dairy
products and since Borden invaded
the county the farmers have In
creased their herds. Improved their
properties and been benefitted fi
nancially. LAWYER FACES GRAVE CHARGE
Austria Hungary and Great Britain
Bring Damaging Evidenco
(Special to Tho Citizen).
NEW YORK, Sept. 5 With the
consular machinery of Austria Hun
gary and Great Britain in motion
and the palice and district attorney
of New York investigating two
deaths of his several clients, mat
ters aro going to go very hard with
Attorney Burton G. Gibson, of this
Austria Hungary authorities are
anxious to know what has become of
$10,000 belonging to Mrs. Rusena
Szabo, who was mysteriously drown
ed whilo out boating with Gibson
about two months ago. It is said
that uibson stole tho womans
money after her death. The rela
tives in Austria have started an In
Great Britain wants to know
what has become of John O'Neill,
wno collected ? 10,000 from a rail
road company for tho loss of a leg.
O'Neill was last seen In Gibson's of
fice moro than a year ago. Several
thousand dollars wero upon his per
son at tho time.
STEPPED IN FRONT OF TRAIN.
Two Workmen Killed This Morning
at .Mclioison uoui Married
(Special to Tho Citizen.)
NICHOLSON, Sept. 5. Stopping
from tho track of a slow freight
train and directly in front of a fast
passengor train. Jake SilverskI, aged
35 years, and Hugo Bulzlzl, aged 24,
both of Brooklyn, N. Y., and both
married, met horrible deaths this
morning at 7 o'clock on the Lacka
wanna railroad near tho Tunkhan
nock creek on tho now cutoff. Tho
bodies wero cut to pieces and badly
mangled. Bulzizl's head was found
sovoral hundred feet from where tho
accident occurred. Silverskl's both
arms and legs were cut off.
Frank Cunningham, who was
lodged In Jail last Saturday on a
charge of disorderly conduct and
using profane languago at Lako
Como, was discharged on Tuesday by
paying tho costs amounting to ? 33
MOTOR BOATS AFFECT FISH,
Fishermen who visit lakes whoro
motor boats aro used claim that It
affects fishing. Very few bass were
caught this summer on a certnln
pond where, motor boats wero used,
whereas other years the fishing was
CONSTRUCTION' HAS CO.M.MENCEI)
Real Work on Large Gumcy Electric
Elevator Plant. Began To-day by
Building Concrete Columns.
Work on the construction of the
Gurney Electric Elevator factory at
this place commenced today when the .
concrete columns on which will rest
fho, 8tl!el structural work of the
uuiiuiub, were set. mis is me urst
real work on tho construction of
what promises to bo ono of tho
largest factories In this section of the
country. These columns will be
threo feet, four Inches by twenty In
ches and twelve feet deep.
Two carloads of contractors' tools
arrived on Wednesday, which will
be used In the construction of the
series of buildings.
The material, sand and crushed
stone, Is a Wayne county product
and is furnished by Contractor Chap
man of Ariel. Local parties may
also furnish crushed stone.
Peter C. Herbrlc, superintendent
of construction for F. A. Havens &
Co., of Philadelphia, Is assisted by
Albert Hoffman, lato of that city.
S. E. Morrison, who has charge of
tho plumbing and heating of this fac
tory, has a corps of men on the
ground making changes In the sew
All preliminary work, like grad
ing, etc., has been completed. At
tention will now be given to con
struction. S. S. JUBILEE CONVENTION
Sunday Schools of AH Protestant
Evangelical Faiths Unite in Great
Convention Pennsylvania State
Sabbath School Association
to Celebrate Fifty Years
The greatest religious .federation
in the State of Pennsylvania is the
Pennsylvania State Sabbath School
Association, for it represents practi
cally all of the Protestant Evangeli
cal denominations. This great or
ganization dates Its birth back to
the month of May, 18C2, when over
nine hundred delegates coming from
all parts of the State met In the
First Independent Church, Broad
street, 'Philadelphia, and at the close
of a threo days' convention effected
a permanent organization and elect
ed ex-Governor Hon. James Pollock
as its first president.
Since that time, covering a period
of fifty years, this organization has
been an active agency In promoting
Sunday school work In all parts of
The association will celebrate its
fifty years of organized effort with a
great Jubilee Convention in Phila
delphia, the city of Its birth, Oct.
8, 9, 10 and 11 next. '
Pennsylvania stands pre-eminently
to tne rorerront as a Sunday school
State. It has a larger number of
Sunday schools than any other
State In the Union, the total being
11,083. Tho total present member
ship of these schools Is 1,917,929.
In other words, one out of every
four of tho State population Is a
member of some Sunday school. The
State Association Is making a great
effort to bring the total enrollment
up to 2,000,000. The increase last
year was S2.1G8.
The Jubilee Convention to be held
next October will be a great event
for which many special features are
now being planned. Sunday school
folks from all parts of the State will
attend In great numbers. Among
tho special features already an
nounced will bo a Jubilee Musical
Festival In the New Connventlon
Hall. Tho hall has a seating capac
ity of 20,000, A chorus of 5.000
singers Is now In training for tho
A great Men's Organized Adult
Bible Class demonstration, with 25,
000 men In a great parade on Broad
street, Is another attraction adver
tised. Tho Board of Directors of tho
State Association propose to honor
all persons In tho State that can
bo found showing a record of fifty
years of servico In the Sunday
schools as an officer or teacher.
Medals are now being prepared to be
awarded to these veterans at the
A completo program for the Con
vention will bo ready about Sept. 15.
MISS HAWKEN ENTERTAINS
Miss Lactea V. Hawken entertain
ed at Flvo Hundred at her home on
East street Wednesday afternoon In
honor of 'Misses Frances and Marie
Gates of Flushing, L. I. Tho first
prize was won by Miss Natalio Rich
ards and tho consolation prizo by
Miss Helen Burns. Delicious re
freshments wero served. Tho fol
lowing mado up tho progressive cir
cle: Tho Misses Margaret Green,
Louise Bishop, Eda Krantz, Ollvo
Rockwell, Dorothy Reifler, Delcyo
Relller, Margaret Charlesworth,
Mildred Ward, Elsa Prosch, Frances
Prosch, Natalio Richards, Jeannette
Rolf, Helen Burns, Elsa Jacob,
Loulso Kraft, Kathryn Penwarden,
Mario and Frances Gates, Ruth Con
All tho schools of Wayno county,
except Berlin township, will have
been opened by Monday next. By
order of tho board of directors that
school will not begin until tho 23rd
of September. Ovor half of tho
schools aro now open.
Death of Mrs. Curran.
Mrs. Catherine Curran, of Haw
loy, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 3.
She Is survived by two sons, Patrick
and William, and two daughters,
Mrs. Joseph Mangan and MIsb Cath
erine Curran. The funeral will take
piaco at 9:30 o'clock Friday morn
ing, with services In St. Phllomena's
PRF $ 2 CENTS
TYPHOID FEVER GERMS LURKS
A , ",Iu,t "f V'T'r. iV
M,,k "e'r. 1 wcntj-hlglit I e
(Special to The Citizen.)
HARRISBURG, Sept. I. Twenty
eight residents of Chester county re
siding in Cedar Hollow, Paoll, Duf
fryn Mawr and Malvern wore stricken
with typhoid fever from drinking
milk served them In bottles filled
along the route.
That is the story of the local epi
demic of typhoid fever along tho
main line Just outsldo of Philadel
phia that tho State Department of
Health has been fighting, the history
of which furnishes a most striking
picture of the awful penalty of re
ceiving milk bottles from infected
homes and filling them without hav
ing them thoroughly disinfected.
An elderly widow living near Ce
dar Hollow, became ill with typhoid
fever early in July. She was the
first bottle customer along the route
of Paul Mace, a milk man living
near Williams Corner on tho water
shed of Pickering Creek. This
woman's domestic water supply was
dipped from a spring, the over-flow
of which was used by some Hungar
ian and Italian families in Bldde
son's row In Cedar Hollow. The
foreign families also bought loose
milk from Paul Mace, Cedar Hollow
being the second stop along the
route driven by him each day.
Maco admitted having filled many
bottles along his milk route. The
Department's representative found
him with but seven quart bottles in
the milk house when ready to servo
twenty quart customers along the
route the day the sale of milk was
prohibited. Mace's milk route ex
tended through three townships and
three towns, a total of some forty
citizens patronizing him. To-day 28
of his customers are sorely afflicted
with typhoid fever and 15 others
have probably contracted It.
Paul Mace served what his custom
ers believed to be a good milk, and
yet, strange to say, a number of
them knew that he filled milk bot
tles along his route, and they con
tinued purchasing milk from him,
knowing that the bottles, a little
while before, were standing on the
neighbor's door step collecting dirt
frm the roads, probably having been
polluted by dogs and cats, dirty
milk tickets or money, and that they
had been carried with dirty fingers
Inside, Just before being filled and
handed to them for family use.
The physicians were, slow In diag
nosing and reporting their cases. It
was not until a number in a limited
area excited both the medical pro-'
fession and the lay public that tho
State olliclals were called to take
chargo of the outbreak of the fever.
State Health Commissioner, Dr.
Samuel G. Dixon, immediately de
tailed County Medical Inspector of
Chester county, Dr. Joseph Scatter
good, tho Chief Medical Inspector of
the Department from Harrlsburg,
and representatives of the Engineer
ing Division to render assistance and
to run down every possible source
of infection. Within a few hours af
ter the arrival of this corps, it was
pretty definitely determined that all
tho patients having typhoid fever and
those having suspicious symptoms
of the disease were receiving milk
from Paul Mace.
A careful inspection was made at
he Mace farm where tho sanitary
conditions were far from satisfactory,
but not enough evidence was secur
ed there to account for tho epi
demic. The dairyman's route book
was analyzed, a complete list of all
his customers was made, and a can
vass started reaching all of theso
customers from the beginning to the
end of his route, with the result that
It was definitely proven the first in
fections occurred at tho premises of
tho widow above referred to and tho
Italian near by. From these centers
the typhoid germs were distributed
each day along tho milk route until
22 persons wero down with typhoid
fever and 15 others were rendered
more or less 111.
Poor Maco Is paying tho penalty of
his own dangerous custom. He now
lies in tho West Chester Hospital
sick with typhoid fever, his aunt who
lived with him Is very ill in tho
samo hospital with this disease, and
his hired man lies on a cot near by,
also suffering with typhoid fever.
SUMMER SCHOOL CLOSES.
.Miss Keen's Grammar School
closed August 23 with tho usual
spelling contest. First thero was
choosing sides. Julius Kelz and
Uaymond Giehrer were drawn
choosers after two rounds Julius
side beat by two.
Then followed tho final test, tho
spelling down. After all tho words
had been given thero still remained
standing Raymond Giehrer, Mildred
Goodllno, Anna Mullen, Leila Hes
Ilng of the A Class and Nicholas
Stapleton and Robert Cory of the B
Class. Llttlo Hazel Knorr and Ed
win DIsch did well.
Head marks as follows: A Class
Harriet Westbrook 3, Anna Mullen
4, Robert Hert 1, Mildred Goodline
G, Raymond Giehrer 6, Florence
Murtha 2, Mary Bell 1, Paul Herzog
B 1st and 2nd Willis Ritnauer 5,
Elizabeth Butler 4, Nicholas Staple
ton 3, Wallaco KImbles 2, Earl Ar
nold G, Rcbort Cory 2, Evalyn Seltz
3, Edwin Ritnauer G.
Soino good work was dono in Pen
manship. Miss Florenco Murtha and
Miss Jennie Martin mado greatest
progress and in Book-keeping Misa
Bertha Kelz and Miss Agnes Mur
ray made tho greatest progress.
After a short vacation tho fall
term will begin Monday, Sept. 9,