The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, February 04, 1913, Image 1

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71th YEAR. --NO. 11
Panel in Rear Door of Grand Union
Tea Co. Storo Removed But En
trance Was Not Gained.
Sometime during Thursday night
of last week unknown parties at
tempted to burglarize the store of
the Grand Union Tea company at
this place by removing a panel of the
rear door. The work was not that
of a novice but showed evidence of
one who had previous knowledge of
this kind of work.
Thursday night Julius Rlckert, a
clerk, had occasion to enter the
storo and when ho locked the front
door, upon leaving the building, it
being about 10 o'clock, he observed
a suspicious looking character walk
ing up and down the walk on the op
posite side of the street. He did
not think anything further concern
ing it until he entered the store In
the morning and observed the lower
panel nearest the knob of the door
had been removed.
Before opening the door he no
ticed that the lower bolt had been
shoved back, but that the upper one
was not disturbed. As ho opened
the door the several pieces constitu
ting the original panel lay upon the
doorstep. There were nine separate
pieces. Some were straight, while
others were V-shaped. The panel
had been removed very carefully by
the aid of a chisel and sharp knife.
There were several places where the
imprint of a chisel was imbedded In
the wood. The cuts were celan and
very smooth, indicating that a sharp
knife or chisel had been used. The
dlffereit pieces were slightly splint
ered and only a few chips were on
the stone step.
It Is evident that the burglar was
under the Impression that the door
was locked with a key and if he re
moved the lower panel he might
turn the key and gain entrance to the
store. It is presumed that he was
either frightened away or got cold
feet. Nothing was disturbed or
found missing, Indicating that he did
not enter the building. It Is also
thought that his statue prevented his
squeezing through the door panel.
Whoever the party or parties might
have been, especially if they were of
a local character, they better keep
close watch as arrests may follow.
A little detective work has been
done regarding the matter which
might prove some parties guilty. The
would-be burglar probably was not
aware of the fact that the Inner
side of the door had been varnished
and left the imprint of his thumb and
fingers on tho wood.
Answers to Tuesday's. JJkctchcs-r-Try
It seems that with the last
sketches published; many were more
successful, but for the benefit of a
few, we will print the names. 1.
Dr. B. W. Burns; 2. Miss Harriet Ar
nold; 3. John E. Richmond.
Robert Rlefler.
Eighth Grade A Grammar.
The subject of this sketch Is a
short, fat man of about middle age
with light hair and blue eyes and
very small feet. When going to
work ho generally wears light grey
suits and a dark overcoat and a soft
velvet hat. His business hours are
from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. One can al
ways tell by his merry whistle when
he is coming. He never seems to be
in a hurry, and Is very polite to those
with whom ho Is acquainted.
No. 14.
Antoinette Rlckert.
Eighth Grade A Grammar.
The subject of this sketch Is a
very prominent young lady of Hones
dale, especially in business affairs.
She is quite short and slender and
has chestnut brown hair and a
prominent nose. She Is usually seen
on Main street with an armfull of
books or mall. She walks rather
fast and takes large steps. Even
though she Is generally In a hurry,
she always has a pleasant word for
those she meets, which of course
gives one the impression that she
is a very pleasant and congenial per
son, which Is true.
No. 15.
Karl Wagner.
Eighth Grade A Grammar.
Tho subject of this sketch Is a man
of medium height, not very thin and
with an erect carriage. He has dark
eyes and wears glasses. Ills hair
was dark but Is now turning slightly
gray. He is very quiet and has the
appearance of a gentleman. He
takes short steps In walking, and Is
very courteous and talks very exact
ly while at work, which Is In a pub
lic place. Ho reads a great deal. He
never dresses flashily, while ho al
ways has a neat appearance.
No. 1G.
J. J. Canlvan received a message
from Thomas Pender of Carbondale
just bofore going to press to the ef
fect that a horso thief had got away
with a bay mare belonging to him
and was thought to bo heading to
ward Honesdale. Tho horso was
about eight years old and was valued
at $1000.
Representatives of the Cincinnati,
Chicago, Now York and Pittsburg
National leaguo clubs were In Car
lisle Friday to dicker with Thorpe.
Cincinnati offered Thorpe $4,500 a
season. The Giants' representative,
however, outbid all others, and se
cured tho Redskin.
The average temperature for the
month of January, 22.1 degrees, Is
Temarkable says Theodore Day, It
helng almost one degree higher than
January average for nearly 60 years.
Annual Affair of Local Union Many
Present Concert By Sonner's Or
chestra and Jenkins' Chorus.
The local Shoemakers' Union gave
thejr annual concert and ball at tho
Park street armory on Friday even
ing. There was a large attendance
despite the inclement weather and
the affair was voted a success both
socially and financially. Sonner's or
chestra rendered a pleasing program.
Jenkins chorus also rendered selec
tions during the program. The
numbers were: Overture by orches
tra; chorus with orchestra, "Sold
iers' Chorus"; male chorus, "Village
Band"; "An Auto Ride"; Solos and
choruses from popular composers.
The members of the chorus were
Misses Margaret Eberhardt, Jane
Hagaman, Elolso Krantz, Ella
Krantz, IFlorence Eldred, Lucille
Rowland, Gertrude Krantz, Hattle
Arnold, Mae Robinson, Mary Bodle
and Elsa Prosch, Ray Dibble, Sum
ner Crossley, eVlncent Carroll, Geo.
Hayward, Elwin Butler, Joseph A.
Bodle, Jr., Frank Jenkins; .Miss Jes
sica Robinson, pianist. After tho
concert dancing was indulged in un
til a late hour. The armory was
tastefully decorated for the occasion.
Montgomery County Fruit Grower
Questions State Zoologist Cover
Plenty of Trunk of Young
An extensive fruit grower In
'Montgomery county wrote to State
Zoologist H. A. Surface, at Harrls
burg, stating that he has purchased
a large number of fruit trees, hold
ing them for early spring planting.
Ho said, "I heeled them In nicely,
and put the roots down fourteen In
ches. The trees are In a slanting
position, and about one foot and a
half of the trunk is covered. The
rest of them Is exposed, Some fruit
growers told me that miy trees will
all freeze because I did not cover
them all. Now what will I do?
Please give me advice as to what to
do. The tops are too high from the
level of the ground to cover them all
To this Important and practical
Inquiry Professor Surface replied as
follows: "I can say that tho trees
which you obtained this fall and
have heeled In, are all right, and
your treatment was correct. Do not
worry about It. I carried 3,200
trees through tho winter last year
that were heeled In almost exactly
as you describe. They were not en
tirely covered by earth, but the roots
were well -covered. They came
through all right, and grew well this
summer. Among them were peach,
pear and apple, and although the
winter was unusually severe, I saw
no evidence of Injury to any of them
by freezing.
"If you have covered the trunks
to one and one-half feet, even
tho weather should be so severe as to
freeze them to the present surface of
the earth, that would not cause seri
ous Injury, because this Is about the
distance at which you would cut
them off anyhow in planting them.
"Do not put straw or corn fodder
or anything else over them, because
If you do you will make a place of
protection for the mice, and these
will feed on your trees during the
winter. This Is one of the great
troubles with trees heeled In, If
there are open spaces among the
roots where the mice can live. At
this time of year the grass, leaves,
straw and other rubbish should be
raked away from the ridge where the
trees are heeled In, so that there are
no places offering protection to the
mice. Be sure that all cracks and
holes leading down to the roots of
the trees are filled. The only loss
that wo had last winter was from
mice feeding on the roots of some
of the peach trees, where the earth
was not fllled In entirely around and
under all of them."
Harrlsburg, Feb. 1. The state
department today approved the mer
ger of the Wallenpaupack Power
company and the Paupack Power
company, of Scranton, under the
name of tho New York, Pennsylva
nia and New Jersey Power company
of Scranton, capitalized at $450,000.
Tho merged companies were form
ed by Scranton men and hold land
and water rights along the Paupack
river near Hawley. It Is tho inten
tion of tho companies to supply elec
tric current for light, heat and pow
er to scores of towns In tho three
Officers of tho company stated to
day that tho merger doesn't indicate
anything other than that both com
panies, always owned by tho same
parties, will now be under one con
trol and management. The merger
was made because of an apparent
defect in one of the charters.
Options have been secured on
thousands of acres of watershed It
was said and as tho options aro duo
to expire, the land Is being acquii
ed. It Is proposed to manufacture
electricity by means of water power.
Hugo dams' will bo built and tho
power will bo carried many miles.
It is doubtful at this time, howevor,
If It will be commercially advantage
ous to carry It to this city because
of tho topography of tho territory
through which It would necessarily
over ismllar distances to this which
do not present tho physical obstacles
as bringing It here would.
No definite plans could be an
nounced on tho ground that the com
pany was concerned now and for
some time In tho future In prelimin
ary work.
Mrs. Crandall White, formerly of
this placo, Is qulto 111 at her homo
In Brooklyn,
Enthusiastic Services Being Held
JXiglitly in Methodist Church
Rev. C. A. Benjamin As
sisting Pastor W. H. Hillcr.
Evangelistic services were com
menced In the Methodist church last
Sunday morning. The pastor, Rev.
Will H. Hlller, will be assisted by
Rov. Charles A. Benjamin, of Phila
delphia. The latter occupied the
pulpit, which he first preached from
In Honesdale 20 years ago, both
morning and evening. Two soul
stirring sermons were delivered by
Mr. Benjamin. In the morning he
selected his text from 2nd Samuel,
23 chapter and 4th and 5th verses,
the theme .being "Better Days," or
the contrast between the old and
the new In church life. "The Da
mascus Road" was the subject of
the evening sermon. Text, Gala
tlons 1:23. A prayer and praise ser
vice followed each service. Both
meetings were largely attended.
Many members of the church greet
ed Former Pastor Benjamin and
Mrs. Benjamin.
The special meetings will bo held
through the month of February and
Rev. C. A. Benjamin will be present
this week and help In tho services
which will' be held every evening ,ex-
ponf SnfnrilflV Thorp Is Tmlh intpr..
est being manlfestand that many'
person's Will' lad -a better jllfe'.ls. the
prayero'f pastprs'and -people, Sup
cess to the revival meetings. Every
body welcome. Come and bring a
Tho people of Honesdale will havo
an opportunity soon to see some
thing of the work which the State
Department of Health Is doing. On
Feb. 4th to 7th the Tuberculosis
Exhibit which State Health Com
missioner Dr. Samuel G. Dixon has
arranged as one of the educational
features of the Department's war on
tho great white plague will be open
morning, afternoon and evening In
tho city hall.
This exhibit will vcontain some
thing of interest for everyone and
it will not only give an opportunity
to follow tho steps and calculate the
results of the tuberculosis work
but will" offer an excellent oppor
tunity to those who wish to gain an
understanding of the Interesting
methods used In tho Laboratory and
field by this Department In its fight
against preventable disease.
Among the variety of Interesting
features will bo a mammoth relief
map of tho South Mountain Sana
torium for tuberculosis at Mont Alto
showing every detail of this institu
tion where over 4,000 patients havo
been admitted for treatment during
tho past three years. Besides this
model showing the location of the
village of cottages and tho main
buildings about which It centres
there will be models showing in de
tail the Interior of the cottages and
the tents.
Another section of tho exhibit is
devoted to tho work of the Depart
ment Laboratory which Is located In
Philadelphia. Tho methods of mak
ing tho bacteriological examinations
will be described In full by Dr. W. O.
Miller, who accompanies the exhibit
on tour. The method of growing
germs by Incubation and preparing
thorn for microscopic examinations
and many other interesting things
George Snedekcr Loses Llfo in Fire
at Elkdalo Early Monday Morn
ingWas Born In Clinton.
Geo. Snedeker, who until two years
ago lived In Aldenvllle, was burned
to death In Elkdale early Monday
morning. Mr. Snedeker was born In
Clinton and' Is survived by a brother,
Joseph, wh.o lives in Canaan, Wayne
county. The following dispatch is
dated from Elkdale: George Snede
ker, aged fifty years, a farmer, was
burned to death In a fire that de
stroyed his home at 1 o'clock this
morning. ,Hls wife and eight chil
dren escaped from the house. An
overheated stove Is said to havo
caused the fire.
Neighbors discovered tho blaze
and notified the family. Mrs. Snede
kor and her children left the house
Immediately, but Mr. Snedeker tried
to save the furniture and made sever
al trjps.into the blazing house to
carry out small articles of furniture
and household goods.
As the flames became greater
neighbors tried to keep Snedeker
from entering, but he refused. He
did not come out soon and vain at
tempts were made to rescue him.
His body was found burned to a crisp
some time after the fire. Mr. Sne
deker has resided there for two years
Dr. Murdock will convene the last
quarterly conference for Carley
Brook charge at Smith Hill, Febru
ary 14th, at 10:30, and preach at 2
o'clock. He requests all officials of
the 'charge to be persent.
A telegram received by Mrs. C.
T. Bentley Monday morning stated
that her brother-in-law, Loring Gale,
is very ill of pleura-pneumonia.
In connection with the Laboratory
work which laymen rarely have an
opportunity to see will be explained
by Dr. Miller's lectures which will be
given at various times during the
day and evening. In addition to the
models, charts, laboratory and tu
berculosls dispensary equipment
which go to make up the exhibit,
there will be several lectures on each
of the three days, Illustrated by
lantern slides, showing tho methods
employed In a tuberculosis dlspon
sary, all the features of tho dally
llfo of Mont Alto s eight hundred
patlonts, the work of tho visiting dis
pensary nurses and various other
features of the work of the Depart
ment of Health throughout the
This Is one of tho most olaborate
exhibits of its kind and absolutely
free. It is expected that there will
bo an enormous attendance during
its three days stay In Honesdalo.
Revenue Receipts Turn Deficit Into
a Siirnlus of So, 11 1.O.'W.
Washington, Feb. 3. Prosperity
favored the Federal Government
during January, large customs and
Internal revenue receipts turning a
deficit for the llscal year into a sur
plus of $5,414, G35. At this tlmo a
year ago a deficit of $22,357,799 fac
ed the Government.
January receipts reached the high
total Of $G0,542,3G3, or $8,000,000
greater than January, 1912. Dis
bursements were $53,G05,790, about
tho same as a year ago. customs re
ceipts Increased $5,000,000, and In
tornal revenue receipts Increased $2,'
500,000, compared with January of
last year.
Tho number of National hanks
was Increased during January to 7,
438, with circulation of banknotes
amounting to $729,931,621.
Only Twenty-Two Filed To Dnto Out
of Usual Number in Wnyno
Since the opening of the time for
filing applications for liquor licenses,
there has 'been twenty-two applica
tions filed with 'Prothonotary W. J.
Barnes for 191.3. About sixty more
are to come In to bring the number
up to the usual annual quota. The
low number so far filed Is not
unusual. The lawyers will come
flocking In with applications the last
two or three days before the time
closes. The time limit for filing
them Is Monday, Feb. 17.
Among the number of applications
filed so far are fourteen hotel li
censes, six for restaurants and one
for wholesale. Three restaurants in
Honesdale have filed applications for
licenses, also four hotels and one
wholesale establishment. Applica
tions were also filed from twelve
townships of this county.
LIcenso court will be held In
March. All notices with remon
strances against licenses must bo
filed the first Monday in March.
"The Servant in tho House," by
Charles Rann Kennedy Well Re
ceived. Tho third of this season's read
ings by Mrs. Salo Frledewald took
place In the High school auditorium
on Saturday afternoon. A large at
tendance greeted Mrs. Frledewald at
this reading which can be said to be
the best this season. "The Servant,
in the House," by Charles Rann
Kennedy, although familiar to many
book-lovers present, presented many
different thoughts and situations un
der the spell of the reading. Mrs.
Frledewald Is truly an artist when
depicting to an audience the scenes
laid out in a book and this is true
with "The Servant In tho House," as
she presented the different charac
ters, and brought out the underlying
thought In a way one would not
havo gained by merely witnessing the
play. She began by describing the
characters and their respective
places In the play. There was the
vicar, Rev. William Smith, who
stood for the best In life, but who
began to think of material success
and lost sight of the spiritual. He
married an ambitious woman, who by
her marriage to him, estranged her
self from her family.
Mary, the child of the play, was
the drunkard's daughter, the vicar's
niece. She symbolizes the child
spirit and is first to recognize that
something is wrong wjth the church
sewers. Robert Smith, the wayward
brother, Mary's father, Is the scaven
ger who volunteers to clean out the
church sewer. There are two bishops
in the play one, the Bishop of
Benares, who is the "Servant in the
House," symbolizes the Christ spirit
the other, the Bishop of Lanca
shire, who symbolizes the man who
Is dead, worldly and trespassing In
The scene of the play is laid in
England but an oriental flavor is
added by the personality of the new
"Servant" from India. The "Ser
vant" calls himself "Manson" and
represents tho Christ spirit. Each
character meets him with tho ques
tion, "'Where have I seen you be
fore?" He possesses great Influence
over everyone and that Influence is
for good. The "Servant" tells of
building the "Church of the World,"
which cost millions hy sacrifice and
of its being built on a sound founda
tion, that of love and sacrifice and
lighted with the divine light.
The sewers of the vicar's church
have caused much annoyance by tho
odor so that people refused to at
tend. It was through the determin
ation of Robert that the sewer was
cleaned. The point of this Is that
the church was built on dead and de
cayed traditions.
The reading was very good and the
audience was well paid for their at
tendance. The next of Mrs. Frlede
wald's readings will bo "The Terri
ble Meek," by the same author,
which will take .place on Saturday
afternoon. Feb. 15.
Maplewood, Feb. 1.
The Harvest Grange Dramatic club
met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F.
S. Keene to prepare for a mock trial
last week. Twenty-five wore persent.
Thursday night tho Red Men held
an oyster but on account of tho
weather only a few were present.
E. S. Noble, of Plttston, Is visiting
with 'F. S. Keene at present.
(Lee Bell was home from Carbon
dale over Sunday.
A very Interesting lecturer's hour
was held Saturday evening. Sub
jects for discussion were: "How to
Build Up Run Down Farms," "Why
Are Our Young Folks Leaving the
Farm?" Past Master G. C. Bell
gave an Interesting talk on the value
of lime and fertilizers when properly
used. Miss Helen Forrls favored
with a musical selection. Mrs. F. S.
Keene was presiding officer.
Carbondalo will ho represented on
tho diamond next season by what Is
to ho known as a City Leaguo. An
enthusiastic meeting was held last
evening In the Burke hulldlng and
tho league was formed. Tho leaguo
Is to consist of four teams, as fol
lows: West Sldo Athletics, Frank
Moffllt, manager; Tho Romeos, John
Scalza, manager; Tho Lackawanna,
William Fltzpatrlck, manager; the
Carbondale Tigers, Benjamin Cost,
manager. In the selection of tho
four teams the entire city is practi
cally represented.
m. j. mm abmitteb to
Successfully Passed Examinations
AVhlch Entitled Him to Practice
Law Partnership Formed with
Hon. F. P. Kimble.
Monday morning M. J. Hanlan,
former Prothonotary of Wayne coun
ty, was admitted to tho bar, having
received notice that he had success
fully passed the examination of tho
State Board of Law Examiners. It
was also announced this morning
that a law .partnership had been en
tered Into between Mr. Hanlan and
Hon. F. P. Kimble to take effect at
once. This gratifying news coming
immediately following tho announce
ment that Mr. 'Hanlan had passed the
examination which entitled him to
the name, attorney, was welcome
news to his court house friends.
During tho session of court Mon
day morning Attorney C. A. Garratt
presented Mr. Hanlan's petition to
the court, along with his recommen
dations, for admission to the bar.
The petition was at onco granted and
in doing so Judge Searle said that it
gave him great pleasure to direct
that Mr. Hanlan be sworn In as an
attorney at the bar, saying that he,
had served the county as a good Pro
thonotary, a good student and a good
citizen. He also said that Mr. Han
lan would be an honor to the bar
of Wayne county. Clerk of Court
W. J. Barnes then read the oath to
Mr. Hanlan and after It was all over
ho received the hearty congratula
tions of the other members of the
bar who were present. Chester A.
Garratt, who presented the petition
was a former pupil of Mr. Hanlan's,
when he taught school in White
Mr. Hanlan Is a native of this
county, having been born near White
Mills, where he was principal of the
school there for a time. Later he
was elected Prothonotary and serv
ed In that office three terms, making
many friends, both in Honesdale and
throughout the county by his oblig
ing ways. He was one of the most
popular Prothonotarles this county
ever had. Mr. Hanlan's last term
expired In January, 1912, when Mr.
Barnes, the present 1 'Prothonotary,
took the office.
Mr. Hanlan studied law In the of
fice of A. T. Searle about three years
and in 1907 passed the preliminary
examination of the State Board of
Law Examiners.
The partnership entered lrfto by
Messrs. "Kimble and Hanlan will be
a benefit to both concerned and Tho
Citizen extends heartiest congratu
lations to Mr. Hanlan and also
wishes him much success In his new
Last Case Listed for Trial Settled
After Evidenco of Plaintiff Was
The January term of court finish
ed up Saturday when the case of El
win L. Thomas vs. M. Norton, execu
ton against W. M. Norton, executor
tor of tho last will and testament of
Mary R. Thomas, was settled, the de
fondant paying the plaintiff $300.
The case was opened Friday after
noon and tho testimony of the
plaintiff's case was all presented
when the attorneys on both sides
agreed upon a settlment. Tho plain
tiff claimed $3500 for services of a
general kind rendered T. H. Thomas
and Mary It. Thomas during their
declining years, and for care and
attendance. They also claimed a
berach of a written contract. This
was the last case listed for trial at
this term. Court adjourned Satur
day. Monday was tho regular day
for reading the docket and any oth
er court business that came up.
In the case of C. A. Cortrlght &
Son, against F. W. Kreltner and W.
H. Kreltner, which occupied the at
tention of tho court nearly all of
last week, the plaintiff was given
$325 by the jury who reported Sat
urday morning. The jury was com
posed of John W. Andrews, Ariel;
Archie T. Thorn, Starlight; Henry
Sebrlng, Gouldsboro; Morris Meag
her, Mt. Pleasant; C. J. Styles, Clin
ton; Amasa Koyes, Beachlake; Ru
dolph Swartout, Dyberry; C. J.
Lassley, Damascus; John A. Ed
wards, Poyntollo; Ernest Holbert,
Starlight; F. E. Carlton, Lakevllle;
E. B. Ballaway, Honesdale.
In the matter of lunacy of Henry
W. Blockenberger, tho court ap
pointed a commission Jan. 31st com
posed of Dr. E. W. Burns, R. M.
Stocker, and C. M. Betz to Inquire
Into Mr. Blockberger's sanity.
In Prolinto Court.
Tho will of the late Laura D.
Schenck was probated Saturday. In
tho will Florence E. Schenck, daugh
ter, was named as executrix. She
was also made the beneficiary of all
personal property, nlso a life Interest
In all real cstato and upon her death
the remainder of such real
be given to a grandson, G. Earl
The will of Edward Staples, late
of 'Lehigh township, was probated
Friday. Etna B. Staples, wlfo of
deceased, was named executrix. The
will bequeathed to Etna B. Staples
the house and lot located in Goulds
boro, also al other property, real
and personal.
Letters of administration havo
been granted to Maggie Compton In
tho estate of Wm. S. Compton, de
ceased. The following roads and bridges
were acted upon Monday;
Road In Damascus, confirmed ab
solute. Road In Oregon, cpnflrmed nisi,
order to bo vacated.
Bridge In Dyberry township, con
firmed absoluto.
Bridge in Salem township, con
firmed nisi.
Bridge In Lebanon township, con
firmed nisi.