The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, October 25, 1912, Image 1
8h Ctmett Pino Job Work Promptly Kx cciitoil at. Tho Citizen Office. Subscribe For Tlio C :n TIlo Pooitlo's Family I'm? 91.50 Per Year. 2 3 3 fta . 70th YEAR. --NO. 86 HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1912. PRICE 2 CENT S ESBYTERIAN MEN'S BANQUET HELD IN CHAPEL out Olio Hundred mid Slly I...... ?..... U. .....1. ...... Flno Supper Served by Ladles Tho time selected by the Presby- et was very approprlnto and tho UIlUl 11UI Ul UUU11S Ul mu uuuiiui re suggestive of the season, when o trees are dressed In their most rgeous colors deep red, rich onzes, greens and browns In every ade Autumn leaves and sprigs re used profusely and presented a autlful picture. The tables were arranged In the .11. i.. - r n i i unuriuiu ui wiu ununui aim uuveis ;re laid for one hundred and sixty ne guests, as that number of in tatlons were sent out. Tho nuni- iout one hundred and sixty, men iu licit; luimciitru llil lliu vuuilll a socieiv or wnoso i.-imuiPK were tlvely engaged In the church work. n c mrcv or unnnsn.'iin worn rpnrp- Tho tables were artistically ar nged and were decorated with Imson vines and lighted candles. he effect was altogether nleasinc. bo following is the menu: ilnFt' Tln,illliti rrmi t nn a Oyster TImbales Saltines reameu . nicKen iuasnea roiuioes Squash elery Olives Pickles Jelly Rolls Drown Bread Plneapplo Salad Wafers 1 n.. .l ll TT 1 - lum i-uuuiny, iiuru auueti Coffeo alted Nuts Confections A bouquet of chrysanthemums nrn Mm fnvnru nt onpli nlnto Aftpr H Swift, as toastmaster, arose nd in his pleasing manner spoke few words to the assembled guests. le introduced R. M. Stocker, one of ur lawyers, ami an elder of the hurch, as being the person select d to make the welcome address. His he press and the guests was sincere nrl nlpnstnsr. Dr. Swift next introduced the lev. Charles Lee, D. D.i of Carbon alp, who snokn on tho work of the i m ruiiiiirji in tid ii wil jiii ii mi in ii r. The next sneaker. IteV. Robert nrmorlv rtT wnrt .mrvla. whn wnn n. i - i b s m r. i i. or Jin nuur mi luu luuiviuuuiiLr m x w 1 1 i m j l 1.11 I hllllnJk 1 Itlilll 11 II tl 111 1111- lllLLKl I ALL1LUUU oward woman. Rev. Clark Id a orceiui sneaKer ana neia ine ciose During the evening tho orchestra, .......... i ir. ... ... ........ 1 ir. .. . .. . viriiin. iitiii .iiikk .iiiiiil .11 iiiriii. mi uiaiiu. reiiueruu lue uiu&ic. otitrai solos were rendered by Charles X 1 UBUUkl. The committees in charge of the banquet were: Reception Rev. W. II. Swift, D. t- . ii i. a i v. . . i t m Searle, H S Salmon, Wm. H. Lee, 1 n Wostnn W T Mnnrn K. A Penniman, Charles T. Bentley, J. K. Richmond and the elders. W. B. Holmes, Andrew Thompson, William J. Ward, J. A. Bodle, R. M. Stocker and Adam Reitnauer. Decorating Mrs. C. Harry Rock well, Mrs. J. Sam Brown, Mrs. E. W. Burns, Miss Clara Torrey. Mrs John Krantz superintended the arrangements for supper, assist ed by Mrs. C. E. Mills, Mrs. Oscar Bunnell, Mrs. George Penwarden, Mrs M S. Fritz, Mrs. W. II. Swift, Miss Emma Brown and Mrs. Thomas Brown. Thirty-six young ladles, under tho direction of Mrs. P. B. Petersen and Mrs W J. Yerkes, acted as wait resses and served the guests. The Men's Banquet was started live years ago and with tho excep tion of last year has been a yearly occurrence and has arforded much pleasure and sociability among the men of the Presbyterian church .71 nc.K CANNOT MAKE A KEPOKTEK TELL, Court Holds That Newspaper Man's Conlldcnco Is Inviolable. The question whether a newspaper Jreporter can bo required to reveal 1 unuer oatn tne source of lniorma tlon on which ho bases a newspaper article camo up before Judge Turner in Milwaukee, Wis. Judgo Turner ruled in effect that a newspaper man s confluence is inviolable. John Klllilea, who had caused a reporter to come Into circuit court, requested the court to requlro a ro porter on oath to reveal tho names of the persons from whom bo had obtained Information which was used in a news article. Klllilea said the publication of the article during the pendency of tho case tended to prejudice tho Jury and that statements mado In tho review of tho History of tho condemnation pro ceedings were incorrect and evidently supplied to tho reporter by persons Interested In tho case. no power to require tho reporter to T ., .1 m...nnH ,lnnl.n.1 . 1. . 1, 1.n.1 bo sworn or examined unless tho re' porter volunteered. IIANKIN8 HOUSE SOLI). Frank Kellam, of Hanklns, has sold his hotel to Fred KIllo, of Obernburg, who will take possession Nov. 1. Air. Kellam is undecided as to -what ho will do in tho future. Mr. Killo Is an old and popular hotel man and should mako a success of tola new venture. FOURTH CLASS POSTMASTER ' EXAMINATION NOV. 1(1. j Tho United States Civil Service Commission announces that on tho date named above an examination will bo held at Hollistervillo as a re sult of which It is expected to mako certification to 1111 n contemplated vacancy In the position of fourth class postmaster of class (b) at Cal lapoosc and other vacancies as they may occur at that office, unless it shall be decided in the Interests of the service to 1111 tho vacancy by re instatement. Tho compensation of the postmaster at this office was $ 53 for tho last fiscal year. Application forms and full infor mation concerning the requirements of the examination can be secured from the postmaster at Callapoose or from tho U. S. Civil Service Commis sion, Washington, D. C. Mrs. Margaret Tyler. The death of Mrs. Margaret Tyler, of Conklln Hill, occurred Friday morning. She was aged 7S years and lived with her son, Hudson Ty ler, who, for the past summer has been working away from homo and Mrs. Tyler was living alone at the time of Iier death. Tho funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the house, Rev. Scott Bush officiating and bur ial was In the Damascus M. E. ceme tery in charge of Undertaker Valen tine. Mrs. Tyler is survived by one son, Hudson, and one daughter, Mrs, Ralph Bush, besides numerous other relatives dn this section. TUBERCULOSIS DAY, OCT. 27 Country-Wide Movement Among Re ligious Organisations to Observo That Sunday by Special Services. All creeds, religions and political beliefs are Joining in tho movement for the observance of Tuberculosis Day on Sunday, October 27th. Let ters commending tho movement have been received- from some of the most prominent leaders In thought in the United States. President Taft, former President Roosevelt, and locally Archbishop Prendergast, Mayor Blankenburg of Philadelphia; the Interchurch Feder ation which embraces all of the Pro testant churches Interested in social activities, Bishop Rhlnelander of the Episcopal church, and many others have endorsed the campaign against tuberculosis and the plan of devot ing' some part of' next Sunday to a consideration of the .principles un derlying the prevention and eradlca- -tloiriot consumption.'' "I nope and believe that Tuber culosis Day In the churches will be productive of great good, says President Taft in a letter to Homer Folks, President of the National As 8oclation for the Study and Preven tion of Tuberculosis. Former President Roosevelt, who is an Honorary Vice-President of the National Association, gives out this statement: I am very glad indeed that ar rangements are being mado to have attention directed throughout the United States on 'Tuberculosis Day, October 27, to the immediate urgent duty resting upon us all to do all we can do to prevent this preventable disease. It is particularly fitting that clergymen, churches, and church organizations should impress upon their niem'bers and attendants the duty of actively supporting in every practical way their local agencies, hospitals, dispensaries and tho like, engaged in the suppression ol tuber culosis. The amount of suffering, misery, orphanage, bitter poverty, and economic loss that would bo ob ent knowledge as to tho causes and prevention of tuberculosis is simply incalculable. Archbishop Prendergast of tho Diocese of Philadelphia, in a letter to the Pennsylvania Society for tho I'revention or Tuberculosis, asid: " 1 am pleased to know that you are continuing the good work to wards the prevention of Tuberculosis and that you have set aside the 27th of October as Tuberculosis Sunday. I am sure that all our priests will bo interested in your efforts and will comply with any request you will make of them in furthering this worthy work in which you aro en gaged. Wishing you every success, I re main. Mayor Blankenbun?. of Phlladel phla, endorsed the movement In tho following words: " I am glad to learn that tho Na tional Society for the Study and Pre vention or Tuberculosis has set aside October 27th as a day for tho espec ial consideration of tho means of eliminating consumption. Tubercu losis Is a social disease. Its greatest aids are ignorance and poor living conditions. It is to bo fought through tho education of tho people. Tuber culosis Day, as I understand it, has this end In view and I therefore urgo all tho citizens of Philadelphia to co-operate through their churches and other organizations in making tlio observance of this day as wide spread as possible." Clergymen from every part of Pennsylvania aro arranging to preach on tho subject of tho Whito Plaguo and will dlstrlbuto llteraturo among their congregations. In this way more than one hundred thousand cards containing tho principles for j " fflffi 0LtUSI8l8rJ bo distributed. In addition, Inter national Typographical Union No. 2 has Instructed all of its locals to as sist tho branches of the National As sociation for tho Study and Preven tion of Tuberculosis in conducting tho campaign for tho observance of Tuberculosis Day. Tho various lo cals In Pennsylvania are In commun ication -with tho Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Tuberculosis and are arranging for services In the churches In their respective cltios. INSPECTOR J, N.x SHARPSTEEN SCORES in Memorable SiiMiuolimma Case here Woman Is Pined for Misusing tlio U. S. Malls. J. N. Sharpsteen. formerly nnrtod with llu Ilntinsilnln nnulndlro who was recentlv co inspector of ?his district le-1 serves much Praise for the work ho SLrus mucn praise lor tne worK no : . ' iinn ' ' i ...h a 1...U ui .vu uu cu 01 i-roBu-. cation. Mr. Sharpsteen, who worked up the government evidence against Mrs. Dolan, told Judge Witmer of the woman's operations. He said that he had collected between forty INSPECTOR .1. N. SHARPSTEEN. and fifty letters and post cards that Mrs. Dolan had sent out, and that there were more than that number in Susquehanna that he didn't take. Mr. Sharpsteen's Honesdale friends congratulate him on his success in this, his lirst case under his new office and hope that it will continue. Mrs. Dolan was arrested some months ago on information obtained by Inspector Sharpsteen for mis using the United States malls. The penal codo provides for a flue of not more than $5,000 and not loss than '500, Uno, or an Imprisonment of from one to Ave years, or both,' for : Bendlnc obscene- .literature throughr the' malls " J udgot Wl tin erf K however, stated that he took heed of the attorney s plea and was leni ent with tho woman. The case has caused much excite ment in Susquehanna as Mrs. Dolan was a member of the best society of that place. LOCAL SCHOOLS TO OBSERVE ARBOR DAY Program to bo Instructive as Well as Entertaining Illustrated Lecture by Lantern Views by Fred Jenkins. The local schools will observe Ar bor Day and Friday, October 25, has been designated by State Superin tendent of bchools Schaeffer as tho day set aside by the state for that celebration. The same will bo ob served In tho local schools In tho evening. The -public is cordially In vited to attend. The following pro gram, which Is both entertaining and Instructive, has been prepared for the occasion. Tho program, which will begin at eight o'clock sharp, will be followed by several lantern views, which will be explain ed by Frod Jenkins. No admission. Program. Orchestra Heumann History of Chestnut Tree Blight.. Chas. Krlctncr The Importance of tho Chestnut Tree Lewis Spruks Piano Duet Anna and Priscilla Lambert Cause and Symptoms of .Chestnut Tree Blight ...Daniel Dudley and A. Morrison Means of Spread and Entrance.. Norman Decker Orchestra Heumann Locating and Destroying Infection Charles Tolley Advice to Owners of Chestnut Trees William Gager Vocal Solo Miss Pierco Tho Chestnut Treo Blight Commis sion Philip Sonimor and BenJ. Burkhart A National Loss ..Edw. Turnberger Orchestra Heumann "Freckles" Will bo at tlio Lyric Next Tuesday. An attraction whlc'h should cause more than tho usual deslro to sco a play, is Neil Twomby's dramatiza tion of Geno Stratton-Porter's wide ly read story "Freckles," which will bo tho attraction at tho Lyric thea tre next Tuesday, Oct. 29. When it is considered that this fascinating story of Indiana's great swamp country, "Tho Llinberlost," has had more than a million readers, thoro lis no wonder that t'ho drama is causing far more than tho ordinary attention. Whero a book contains tho vital requisites for dramatiza tion, tho play Is always of more in terest than tho story, becauso the Imagination is not taxed and tho characters aro living, breathing ones. Those who havo read "Freckles," will understand the possibilities for a drama of far moro than ordinary strength in action, and environment. There is unlimited scope for the scone painter, the electrician and the stage mechanic, and in these features the production is said to be of sur passing magnificence. mso nVn.nr Viv ni,n ! ?ulves t0 dellnlto plans or .highway noon Tuesday. SiiRntiPlnniiT who wqV rolpVcsPf! liv 1 improvements. Tne united States 1 day for making any changes in the Iiidco Witmer of SusnuphaniiT. ' sovemment Is assisting the general I ballot and a few belated withdraw .mute umer, 01 uusquenanna , ,,,,, ,,. nt-,,nn r ,nn,ini . nin ,..i.ii. .... .i.. n . ROAD BUILDING PROGRAMS ADOPTED Ten Suites In Mm; .Many Mnro to Hnvo Plans for Highway liu- pi-ovciucut This Year, u" oll,- mnu uuupifu tuuiiim- road """'""G programs in j tllefIlJst ,threo yc n,ntl "lth"? the , ncxt twelvo niontlls almost a dozcn .,, i t,n.. mm t,i thm. Ton states have adopted compre- them-.ties uiuiumuiib uuau 111 Liuij iuuuui .110 vviiiuu nuiu luauu UU PULU1UUJ roaus on its reservations anu ny ex- nnrlmpnfai ,vnrk tn ilptnrminn thn best wearing materials and means of keeping roads In order and free from dUBt. In some states, notably New York and Massachusetts the road building programs aro about to 'bo enlarged and In Ohio and Virginia tho rebuilding of numerous high ways is to bo undertaken on a sys tematic basis, experiments isJmilar to those now being made by tho Pennsylvania State Highway depart ment being now under way. Pennsylvania has a road building program for the first time, the Leg islature of 1911 having enacted a plan which had been demanded for years by taxpayers, farmers, land owners, economic students, mem bers of the State Grange, automo billsts and others. This program was inaugurated through an ap propriation of $3,000,000 for road building purposes In 1911, but to carry It out it Is proposed to amend the constitution so as to permit is suance of bonds for road construc tion. If the next Legislature ap proves of the amendment, the peo ple will vote on the proposition next year. The State Is now without debt, because its sinking fund con tains thousands of dollars above the outstanding obligations, and as the state has adptcd a road 'building plan it will bo up to the people to furnish the means to make it effec tive. If the bond Issue should by any mischance bo defeated good roads in Pennsylvania would be set back perhaps ten years. Tho constitution prohibits the submission of the same amendment oftener than once in five years. Thus it would be 1917 or perhaps 1919 or even later before the people if the $50,000,000 projects eo generally endorsed should be rejected at tho polls. But it is not believed to be at all prob able that the bond issue will fall of approval ;Bext year. .,Too,.much de pWQ.sMjJpqa- u 'uuu looinauy peqpio fira. lnterestfed':in-'prdvldlng''"'Bo6a' roads. Its defeat would make the building of new highways dependent on appropriations from current reve nues with consequent reduction in allowances for construction of "State aid" highways, systematic re pair of State roads, sign posts, bridge work and township roads. By pro vidlng funds for the main highways from tho proceeds of the bond Issue the Legislature will be enabled to be more liberal in allowances to town ships. BENJAMIN'S AUTOMOBILE IS DESTROYED 1JY FIRE, A flve-passenger Stoddard-Dayton touring car, owned 'by Contractor C M. Benjamin, of Carbondale, was totally destroyed 'by tiro at tho res! dence of L. C. Swingle at South Canaan Thursday night of last week. Mr. Benjamin and a party motored from Carbondale to South Canaan He had experienced some motor trouble on tho way over and as soon as they arrived at tho Swingle home ho raised the hood of the automo bilo to mako an Investigation. As soon as it was raised a blaze shot out, which is supposed to have been caused by a leak in tho gaso llno feed. In a short time tho ma chine was ablaze and tho flro gained such headway that efforts to check it were of no avail. SWEEPING OUT HAD AIR. Nothing spoils an evening at home so much as a drowsy feeling. Bad air is perhaps more often the cause of this then anything else. Three persons can use up all tho good air in an ordinary room within an hour. So keep introducing pure air as much as possible. If an open window Is uncomfort able, try sweeping tho room with air every half hour, or even more often. Open all tho doors and win dows. Let tho outsldo air Hood thrugh. In an Instant you will feel invigorated. When tho atmosphoro seoms pure again, shut tho windows and doors. Tho room will heat up quickly, for while tho bnd air has been swept out, tho walls, ceilings and heavy ar ticles of furniture havo retained tholr warmth and thus it requires little furnaco heat to make tho room cosy onco more. Ileapeat this operation as often as you ilnd It necessary and your evenings will "be less drowsy and more healthy. Tho best thing about this rule Is that it can be applied in daytime as well as at night. Karl do Schwclnltz, Executive- Secre tary, Pennsylvania Society for the Provontlon of Tuberculosis. TOWN PURCHASES PARK STREET SEWER Committee in Cliargo at n Special .Mtftlxig today raw $aoo for Private Sower. At a special meeting of a commit tee represetning tho town council, Thursday, tho Park Street Sewer company was purchased by the bor ough for $300. The town will as- Bume one-third of the cost of dig ging the trench and paying for the sewer pipe to the Bontloy lot. OFFICIAL JIALLOT GOES OPT TUESDAY. Copies of tho official ballot for 194 congressional, senatorial and as- BUIHUl UiaillUlS 111 WHICH U1CCUUUS will bo hold this year were certified to tho commissioners of the sixty-, seven counties of Pennsylvania by the Department of tho Secretary of tho Commonwealth Tuesday. 1110 vuiuiiiun wuiiiui luuauuy, 1 DO law requires that this shall bo done fourteen days before election and as a nlattor of fact most of tho coun- tina Vm,i h,di. nnr,ia i., ,nn t... Tho had their copies in hand by!'" l"'3 u",lu lo r'evu ru" Monday Is tho last I were received and a contest in a that Philadelphia district held up country s papers. The 'ballot contains party squares for the Republican, Democratic, Pro hibition, Keystone, Socialist, Bull Moose, Industrialist, Lincoln, Pro gressive, Roosevelt, Progressive and Washington parties. The Keystone party has no electoral ticket, but it has State candidates for all offices, and the Lincoln and Progressive parties have no State tickets, but men have been named to run under those names In some districts. There are eight electoral tickets, three being the same. The State will elect 38 presiden tial electors, on State Treasurer, one auditor general, 4 congressmen-at-large, 32 district congressmen, 26 senators, one in the Fourth district for a two-year term, and 209 repre sentatives. No judges or county officers will be elected this year. GRAND JURY REPORTED TODAY Ten True Bills Found Four Bills Ignored County Buildings In spected Chairs Recommend ed For Traverse Jury Box. The grand jury reported at 2:30 this afternoon and found tho fol lowing true bills: Com. vs. Tony Perry; selling liq uor without license. Com. vs. Ernest Miller; liquor on Sunday. Com. vs. Ernest Miller; liquor without license. Com. vs. Morton Hinds; selling selling selling liquor without license. Com. vs Frank Konig, assault and battery. Com. vs. Benjamin White; arson. Com. vs. John Ryan; assault and battery. Com. vs. Richard Sotherton, ..Al len Bodie, Henry Herbst, . Henry Keigler, and""John Thomas for riot and assault and battery. Com. vs. Anna Nelman; arson. Com. vs. William Polt, Jr.; lar ceny and receiving. The following bills were ignored: Com. vs. Benjamin White, assault and battery; county to pay costs. Com. vs. John Meehan: Larceny, receiving and larceny from person. County to pay costs. Com. vs. Florence Watson, Myr tle Sossenbammer; larceny and re ceiving. Com. vs. Ernest Miller; selling liq uor on Sunday. County to pay costs. John Meehan, who has been in the county jail for three months, was discharged on Thursday afternoon, the grand Jury failing to And a true bill against him on account of lack of evidence. The jury also Inspected the coun ty buildings on Thursday morning and found everything In good shape. They, however, recommended t!he purchase of a few new chairs for the traverse jury box. Judgo Searlo dis missed the jury after thanking them for tholr faithful work and their at tendance. Tho jury were out a little over three days. Tho report of the viewers of the bridge in Dyberry towushlp was ap proved. COURTESY BRINGS ITS REWARD Conductor Charles Jord Accommo dates Business Manager Which Result in Getting Largo Shipment of Freight for tlio Erie. Tho following clipping taken from the Erie Railroad's Magazine gives an Interesting account of what courtesy did for a passenger travel Ing upon tho Erio Railroad. The party extending tho courtesy was Charles Lord, of this place, tho pop ular and genial conductor on the Honesdale branch of the Wyoming division of tho Erie road. The art! clo reads: "Erio Courtesy Rewarded." That conductors and trainmen, by acts of kindness and courtesy to tho traveling public, secure for this Com pany many shipments of freight from competing lines, Is again prov en in the following Instance which occurred recently. Tho business manager of a largo manufacturing concern in Brooklyn, with main offico In Philadelphia, had occasion to go to Honesdalo recently, and on his returning to Now York, Sunday morning, could not make connections, necessitating a wait of about C hours at Lackawaxen. Con ductor Lord of tho Honesdalo branch consented to try and 'havo Train 4 stop for him, which was done. Ho felt that, if Erie employes in terested themselves Jn his welfare to that extent, he would do what ho could for tho 'Erio, and accordingly wroto his firm in Philadelphia for permission to route their shipments over our linos, which was granted. This firm's business Is of consider able Importance, shipments going to many points In tho West. CITIZEN TO INSTALL WIRE ,.:it.t(1,m ict,lrns Will bo Flashed Over Private Wire to This Office From New York City Com plete Returns to be Given. -" rangements w Telegraph Cor . ' ... 1,119 omco rne t'ltizen has completed ar- ith tho Western Union mpany to install a wire Ulr"s OI mo evening oi iovemner o. Arrangements will also be made to give the news to tho public as soon as it is Hashed over tho wire to our office. Complete returns will bo given. In addition to news from the Na tional and State ticket The Citizen will give out returns from Wayne, Lackawanna and adjoining counties, including the congressional and sen atorial districts. This office will also bo equipped with two Bell phones and the Con solidated phone. If you want the complete election returns come to the Citizen building. SALE OF SECURITIES. Securities held by the late John Kuhbach were sold at auction In tho office of C. A. McCarty on Wednes day morning. The following stock, represented in the different concerns and institutions, local and otherwise was disposed of: Five shares Farmers and Me chanics Bank stock, to R. J. Miller, brought $205 per share. Fifteen shares of same bank stock, to Miss Theresa Gerety, $203. 50. Fifty-four shares of Wayne Cut Glass stock, to J. Samuel Brown, at $34 per share. Eighteen shares Pocono Distilling Company stock, to J. S. Brown, at $5 per share. Ten shares Honesdale Realty Co., to W. A. Sluinan, $5 per share. Two shares Herald Press Associa tion stock, to C. E. Sandercock, $5. ARCHDEACONRY MEETING Held in White Mills and Indian Or chard Monday and Tuesday Program of High Order. The autumn meeting of the Arch deaconry of Scranton was held Mon day and Tuesday, Oct. 21Uand 22d, in White Mills and Jndlan Orchard. They were entertained by the people of tho missions of Grace church, Honesdale, in those places, except for the Bishop and Dr. Jones of St. Stephen's church, Wilkes-Barre, who to take an early train Tuesday morning, were the guests Monday night of J. W. Lambert and the Rev. A. L. Whlttaker respectively. Tho entertainment of so many In Indian Orchard and White Mills was made possible only by the generously granted use of automobiles all own ed in Whito Mills. A supper was served at Harry DeReamer's In White Mills Monday evening by the Episcopal Guild of that place for tho guests who had arrived on tho 3.3S Erie train or had been conveyed by auto from the 3:15 D. & H. train at Honesdale. This and the two meals served in the basement of Christ church, Indian Orchard the next day by the Ladies' Guild of Christ church were highly praised as among the best ever served at Archdeaconry meetings. The total number present was over twenty. The most distant places represented in the Dioceso were South Bethlehem, Easton and Pottsvllle. But a former member of tho Archdeaconry, the Rev. W. H. Decker of Empire in tho Panama Canal Zone, on a vacation in the country for a few weeks, was easily able to claim tho longest distance traveled. Tho others from outside the Archdeaconry of Scranton were the Rev. Howard Dlller of Potts vllle, and tho Rev. D. A. Rocca of Easton, who were speakers, and tho Row Francis M. Wetherill, who as Warden of Leonard Hall, South Beth lehem, Is ex-olllclo Included in tho Invitation list. The program, which rollows, was of a high order of merit. Thero wero largo congregations both at tho Methodist church where the Mon day evening sorvico was held, and at Christ church on Tuesday evening, tho church In both cases being com fortably filled. The review of Bouck White's "The Call of the Carpen ter" was spirited and well done Tho Rev. Mr. Decker gave an extremely illuminating description of the me chanical features of tho Panama Canal project, of the Panamanians, negroes and other people of tho zono and of tho missionary work there. Tho need for this latter will soon bo very much less than at present, for tho canal will bo finished and tho laborers will havo gone back to tholr homes in tho West Indies and else whero. The greator part of tho mis sionary work of tho Episcopal church in the zono has been In pro viding for tho spiritual needs of tho negroes who havo been reared in the Church of England In tho Island of Jamaica. Tho 6ermon at tho service, In tho morning, which was preached by tho Rev. Ernest W. Wood of Montroso, was a unlquo and thoughtful ono. Tho thomo was "What God Cannot Do." From every nature of God it is Impossible for Him to do some of tho things which man with his infer ior nature seems to find It possible to do. At the communion service several gifts to Christ church wore conse crated, a font, a brass cross, a silver communion service and a silver alms basin.