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THE CITIZEN, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1913.
FOR, SAVE NINE ROOM HOUSE
with all modern conveniences. In
quire of R. Duslnberre, Berwick, Pa.
FRESH CANDIES LOOSE AND IN
boxes. Best In town at M. A.
FOR THE FINEST LINE OF
sleighs at bottom prices call on E.
T. Smith, Honesdale. 97elt
CIGARS WE HAVE ALL THE
choice brands. Try the "Con
tract." M. A. Igo sells them.
HAVING SOLE AGENCY . IN
Wayne county for International
Stock Food, stock owners, desiring
same may secure It In any quanlty
at F. G. Rlckard's livery, Honesdale,
Pa. Valuable premiums with each
purchase of 100 pounds. l'5eol4
BRING YOUR OLD JEWELRY
Cameos stones to be made Into
artistic necklaces, pendants, barplns,
etc. You will be pleased with re
sult. C. Petersen. 14eol3t
WANTED COMPETENT GIRL
for general housework. Apply to
Mrs. Fred W. Kreltner, 419 Four
teenth street. 15t2.
SKATING RINK FOR RENT FOR
balls, parties, bazaars, fairs, etc.
See N. B. Spencer, Manager, for
Honesdale Free Library:
Tuesday's 2 to 5, 7 to 9 P. M.
Friday's 2 to 5, 7 to 9 P. M.
Hours for Receiving Freight on
D. & H. Dally, to 10 A. M.; after
Erie 10:30 A. M.
Mall Closing Hours:
A.M. P.M. Sun. P.M.
D. & H. G:30 12 M.-4.15 G.45
Erie 8.00 2.25-5.30
R. D. Route 9.45
Star Routes, Stage, 2.50; Tyler Hill
Honesdale A.M. P.M.
D. & H. G.55 12.25 4.40
Erie 8.22 2.53 COO
Arrive A.M. P.M.
D. & H. 10.00 3.15 7.3G
Erie 1.30 3.50 C.55
Honesdale A.M. P.M.
D. & H. 10.15 7.15
D. & H. 9.55 G. 50
A petition has been filed for
the transfer of the hotel license of
Frank J. Dennlson to Ambrose Alte
mus of Hawley.
The merchants enjoyed a good
business day on Saturday. A large
amount of the trade came from
White Mills and Hawley.
Saturday was the last day of
sleighing in town. Wheeling is fine.
Roads In the country are drifted in
several places and Is neither sleigh
ing nor good wheeling.
Harry F. Weaver, architect of
Honesdale, will locate in Strouds
burg on April 1st, where he has
been engaged to oversee the erection
of a number of new buildings.
James O. Mumford, who recentr
ly was admitted to the Wayne coun
ty bar, has associated himself with
his father for the extensive parctlce
of the profession under the partner
ship name of Mumford & Mumford.
Rev. Thomas O'Malley, rector
of St. Rose's church, Carbondale,
and former assistant pastor of St.
John's R. C. church of this place,
will preach at the latter place Wed
nesday evening at 7:30. All are In
vited. The gymnasium of the Hones
dale High school will be open Sat
urday evenings instead of Friday as
heretofore. This arrangement will
continue during Lent. Professor
Oday announces that there will be
some special features Saturday night
that will bo announced later.
The special revival meetings at
the Methodist church are drawing
largo crowds. They will be con
tinued throughout this week, ser
vices being held every evening ex
cept Saturday at 7:30 o'clock. Rev.
A B. Richardson of Patcrson, N. J.,
will preach Thursday and Friday
Owing to an error In the court
calendar in Lawrence county, that
county remains in the "dry" column
for at least another year. All the
applications twenty-one for retail
ing liquor and one for brewing
were filed several days too late for
the court to overcome the objections
raised by those who opposed the
granting of licenses.
The funeral of the late Mrs.
Jane Clark Lane was held from her
late homo on Eighth street Satur
day afternoon at three o'clock, Rev.
W. H. Swift of the Presbyterian
church ofllclating. Interment was
made in Glen Dyberry cemetory.
The pall-bearers were: Joseph N.
Welsh, Joseph Bodlo, James Conger,
H. Z. Russell, H. T. Menner and W.
The Honesdale Free Library
committeo wish to thank the soli
citors for the hard work they did
last week in the interest of the li
brary and also tho public for Its
generous response. Tho minimum
amount, $500, has been raised, this
sura having been secured In Hones
dale proper. This Is exceedingly
gratifying news. Honesdale now
has the promise of having one of the
best libraries in this section of tho
State. Outside of tho committee
Prof. H. A. Oday Is deserving of
considerable credit as It was ho who
was the instigator of the movement
to Tebuild tho library.
Joseph Katz has purchased a
six-cylinder seven passenger Jackson
touring car from Eugeno Dorfllnger.
Miss Clara Torrey and Androw
Thompson attended the funeral of
the late Peter E. Farnum at Port
A largo motor truck moving
van was In Honesdale on Saturday.
It came from Scranton and brought
the household goods of a family
from that city to this place.
The Arlington Hotel, now the
largest in BIngliamton, will soon
commence to build two more stories,
with a roof garden. It will add 235
more rooms to tho house and will
cost between $55,000 and ?G0,000.
There will bo an old-fashioned
donation oyster supper at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. William Cole,
Steene, on Thursday evening, Feb
ruary 20th, for tho benefit of the
pastor, Rev. Burch. Everybody in
vited. State Fish Commissioner N. R.
Buller is to make an address before
the Paper and Pulp Manufacturers'
Asosciation at the Waldorf In New
York on February 20th on what
Pennsylvania Intends to do to cleanse
Miss Louise Kraft of this place
will bo valedictorian of the class of
1913 of the Honesdale High school.
Owing to a tie In marks the salu
tatorlan honors will be divided be
tween Sumner Cros3ley and John
Legrande Wells, an aged and
respected resident of Elkdale, died
at his home there Saturday, Feb. 15,
1913. He was G7 years of age. The
funeral will bo held Tuesday after
noon at 1 o'clock. Burial will be
made in Elkdale.
Dr. T. C. Fltzsimmons, superin
tendent of the State Hospital for
Criminal Insane at Farview, an
nounces that commencing Sunday
the days and 'hours for visitors will
be on Wednesdays and Sundays from
9 a. m. to 4 p. m.
The following Wayne county
men .have been drawn as jurors to
serve in the February session of the
United States court for the Middle
district of Pennsylvania that con
venes in Scranton, March 17: Hon.
Leopold Fuerth, Honesdale; J. W.
The charge against Harry
Economous, proprietor of the cigar
store and pool room, of maintaining
a gambling resort, was withdrawn
Thursday afternoon. He paid a fine
of $25 and costs, In all amounting to
$11 and was released from the coun
ty jail where he was placed In de
fault of bail.
Several of Honesdalo's business
men 'have sent post cards to Hon.
Harvey Huffman, senator of this dis
trict, asking him to support the Al
ter bill against fradulent advertis
ing. The bill passed the House of
Representatives in general assembly
and it Is now up to the Senite for
its support. Tho bill is a good
one and should become a law.
Martin Caufield, proprietor of
the steam monumental works on
Main street, has Installed a track up
on which a crane will be operated
to convey large monuments and
markers from tho manufacturing
department to the display room In
the front part of the building. Mr.
Caufield now has one of the best
equipped stone working plants In the
On Monday last a coach team,
valued at $2,500 and owned by
Peter Gerry, were drowned in Lake
Delaware, N. Y. The team had been
driven on tho ice of tho lake and
they broke through at a spot where
Jt is supposed a spring bubbled up, as
the ice at that point was only three
inches in thickness. The water was
7 feet In depth. The bodies were re
covered. Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Atkinson
of Hawley, left on Thursday for
New York where, on Saturday they
took a steamer for New Orleans, go
inE to tho sniithf-rn rtv without n
stop. From New Orleans they will
go oy ran to Ban Antonio and El
Paso, Texas, and then to Los An
geles, where they will spend the
greater part of their time. They
will return by a northern routo and
expect to be homo about April T5.
A couple appeared at tho ofilco
of the marriage license clerk In
Pittsburg last week, and wanted a
license to wed for one year. Skill
ful questioning brought out the fact
that the woman's "regular" husband
had gone back to Europe for a year,
and she needed a man until ho re
turned. The license was refused.
As tho Indignant couple turned to
leave tho office tho lady fired this
parting shot at tho clerk: "I sought
dls wass free country. You go ."
Great excitement prevails at
Westbrookvllle, N. Y., owing to the
rumors regarding tho great electric
and power plant about to bo erected
on the Jo'hn Brown property. Tho
main dam to be on tho Neverslnk
at Hackledam on the Horton Caso
property. The water to bo conveyed
from said dam to tho aforesaid pow
er plant by means of an acqueduct 12
feet in diameter. Same Is reported
to furnlsli at least 50 thousand horse
power. If such Is tho case tho pro
ject completed' will mean that Pine
Kill fishing will bo no more and
that the valley from Westbrookvllle
to Cuddebackvllle will be one lako
unless dredged.' MIddletown Mer
cury. Following custom of leading ho
tels Ambrose Altemus has announc
ed a formal opening of his hotel In
Hawley on Thursday, Feb. 20, at
which time the public is invited to
visit and Inspect the building. The
hostelery will hereafter bo known as
the Hawley Inn. From basement to
attic, the entire building has been
remodeled and newly furnished.
Every room lias been thoroughly re
novated and re-decorated. In fact,
no expense has been spared to make
Hawley Inn one of tho most attrac
tive hostelrles in this portion of
Pennsylvania. Mr. Altemus 13 a
host with wide experience, and he
has associated with him In this en
terprise some of the leading hotel
men In the northeastern section of
the state. With his experience and
ebllity, ho will undoubtedly make
the service match up to the new
dress of the hotel.
-While Nelson Scott of, Mllford,
Otsego county, was excavating the
earth under his house for the pur
pose of enlarging his cellar recently
he found a solid silver teaspoon of
an ancient style nearly two feet he
low the surface. The words "Clin
ton Country Market" wero engraVed
upon the handle. How and when it
got there Is a mystery which prob
ably no one will be able to solve.
Tho funeral of David Wilbur
Manning, well known pioneer and
lumberman, was hold from his late
home In Bethany on Sunday morn
ing at half-past ten. The funeral
was largely attended. Rev. Prltch-
ard of the 'Bethany Presbyterian
church officiated, assisted by Rev.- E
S. Bierly of the M. E. church of that
place. The pall-bearers wero R. E
Bryant, Charles Webb, I. J. Many,
Emerson W. Gammell, and A. O.
Blake. Interment was made in the
Col. F. W. Stlllwell. of tho Thlr
teenth regiment, has received notice
that Company 'I, of Easton, attached
to the Tcglment whose headquarters
are in Scranton, has heen assigned
a place In the provisional brigade
which will represent tho Pennsylva
nia National Guard in the Inaugural
parade at 'Washington, D. C, on
March 4. Company I Is captained
by Frank M. Bradley, of Easton.
This company together with Com
pany A, engineers, of Scranton, will
represent this section of the state.
Both these 'companies, together with
Company E, of York, attached to the
Eighth regiment, will be assigned to
a place with tho Fourth regiment in
the parade. The regiments of the
N. G. P. will appear In the inaugural
parade the First, Fourth and
Tenth. Each will be composed of
ten companies, with full quota
Company I was chosen to accompany
the Fourth Teglment because of the
convenience as to distance, the
Fourth s headquarters being at Al
lentowrr. A pamphlet of forty-five pages
and thirty-one illustrations just is
sued at Albany by tho New York
State Water Supply Commission
calls attention to the large amount
of undeveloped small water power
in that state and the uses to which
it can be put on the farm. It out
lines briefly the amount of work
which can be done by a small water
power plant of average capacity, and
mentions several successful examples
and the details and cost of construc
tion of each. A general method of
procedure and an outline of the
prime requisites in planning and
constructing small water power
plants for use In farm work are giv
en under the heads of maximum
and minimum stream flow, tributary
drainage area, water storing, avail
able head, concentration of head, lo
cation and construction of dam and
power house, types of water wheels
and connections, dynamo and stor
age batteries, transmission, motors
and connections and efficiency deter
mination. Consular Report.
Miss Mildred Holgate is critically
ill of pneumonia.
William Miller is clerking for
Pell, tho druggist.
Mrs. Mary Pell recently spent a
few days In Carbondale.
Miss Mamo Smith, of White Mills,
has a severe attack of quinsy.
iPhlllp Ryan Is confined to his
home by an attack of the grip.
C. M. Harris is spending a few
days in New York city on business.
W. W. Wood was a business pas
senger to Hawley and Ariel Monday.
Judge A. T. Searlo was holding
court in Scranton tho latter part of
Hon. E. B. Hardenbergli Is In
Philadelphia, where he expects to
spend a few days.
Prof. H. A. Oday attended a dis
trict school teachers' 'meeting in
Hawley on Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jones, of
Askam, were Sunday guests at the
Miss S. Louise Hardenbergli spent
the week-end in New York city, re
turning Sunday night.
Dr. F. W. Powell and E. W. Gam
mell returned with Henry Bennett
from Scranton on Monday afternoon.
Miss Elizabeth Barberl of the Citi
zen ofilco is spending a few days with
relatives and friends in New York
Charles Schoonover and family of
Carbondale, aro occupying rooms in
the Sell tenement house on Main
Mrs. Francis Crago, who had
been spenldng the week with Scran
ton friends, returned home Sunday
George Grlswold, of Factoryville,
tho champion checker player of
Pennsylvania, is stopping at the Ho
Assistant Superintendent Anthony
R. Llttlo of tho Gurney Electric Ele
vator Works, was in New York on
Edward Hacker, of East Cherry
Ridge, Is confined to his homo by an
attack of the grip. Mr. Hacker is
87 years of age.
Mrs. Edward G. Jenkins enter
tained for her mother, Mrs. Eben
Clark on Monday afternoon In honor
of the latter's birthday.
John O'Connell who has been In
the ofilco of the Gurney Electric
Elevator company, has been trans
ferred to the New York ofilce.
Charles T. Bentloy is In Philadel
phia where he Is attending to duties
pertaining to the estate of his
brother-in-law, the late L. R. Gale.
Mr. and Mrs. Georgo French, of
Long Island City, N. Y., former
residents of this place are visiting
with Honesdale and Hawley friends.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Lesher and
two daughters spent Sunday with
relatives at Sterling. It was frosty
Saturday morning when they depart
ed and the little three-year-old
daughter Temarked "I can't under
stand what makes my feet so cold.'1
Mrs. T. E. Callaway and son, C.
R. Callaway, removed their house
hold effects from Dyberry 'Place to
No. G Durland brick block on Sat
urday. Attorney Homer Greene, who has
been In New York City the .past two
weeks, Is home for a few days, ex
pecting to return to the metropolis
again this week.
County Superintendent of Schools
J. J. Koehler and Prof. H. A. Oday
were in Hawley on Saturday and
took part In tho district teachers'
Institute at that place.
Mr. Valentine, of Philadelphia,
succeeds Androw Nattress as chief
engineer for Day & Zimmerman at
the new Gurnoy Electric Elevator
works, which is nearlng completion.
(Mrs. Georgo S. Purdy, accom
panied by her brother, Judge Ad
doms, sailed from New York City
on Monday. They will take the
Medlterrean trip, expedtlng to be
absent about threo months.
Mr. and Mrs. William Bone, of
Blnghamton, N. Y., announce the
marriage of their daughter 'Nellie to
Walter Addison Smith of that city
which occurred on Saturday, Febru
ary 15. The bride Is a niece of Mrs.
F. C. Bunnell of this place.
ASK DETAILS OF SCOTT'S DEATH
English Public Demands Explanation of
Several Entries In Explorer's Diary.
London, Feb. 17. In view of disquiet
ing rumors concerning the Scott nut
urctlc party a general demnnd Is being
made for the fullest Inquiry Into tho
death of Captain Scott nnd his .four
companions. Tho public wants several
entries In the diary of Captain Scott
explained, especially his reference to
the shrinkage of his fuel supply. Tho
refusal of any of tho survivors to throw
any light on this lias caused the de
mand for further light on the subject
Much chagrin is being expressed in
many quarters nt the slow response of
the British public for funds for u me
morial to Captain Scott and his com
panions. Despite the urgent appeals of
the press for subscriptions for the fund,
the public has given only about $4,000.
The failure of a prompt response by
the public In honor of the dead heroes
Is attributed to some extent to the
many different agencies of collection,
some of which overlap.
Commander Evans, now in charge ot
tho party aboard the Terra Nova, Is to
remain in New Zealand to meet Mrs.
Scott. She is now on the Pnclflc, un
aware that tho husband she expects to
meet Is dead. She Is expected to arrive
In New Zealand on Fob. 27.
DEATH ENDS HONEYMOON.
W. Rigby of Hackcnsack, Who Wedded
His Housekeeper, Killed.
Hackeusack, N. J.. Feb. 17. William
Rigby, sixty years old, who on Thurs
day evening of last week was married
to his housekeeper, Mrs. J.. A. Van
Horn, a widow of tho uame age. was
struck by a Susquehanna and West
ern railroad passenger train at the
Main street crossing here and received
Injuries from which he died in the
nackensack hospital. Ho had walked
in front of an approaching train, ap
parently unconscious of his dnnger.
Two weeks ago Mr. Rigby was found
in East One Hundred nnd Twenty
sixth street. New York, and was cared
for by the police. He had teen robbed
and could not even tell his name. A
bank book in one of his pockets led
to his Identification, nnd Chief Dunn
of nackensack went to New York and
brought him home. Tho next day ho
nnd Mrs. Van norr appeared before
Registrar E. II. Johnson and took out
a mnrriage license.
COLD ROBS HIM OF SPEECH.
Boy Stealing Ride Home on Train
Trenton, N. J., Feb. 17. When a Phil
adelphia bound freight trnin from Jer
sey City reached hero Clarence Clem
ments, fifteen years old, was taken Into
custody by Special Olllcer Michael Mur
phy of the Pennsylvania railroad for
safe keeping. Tho youngster was semi
conscious from the cold nnd could not
speak as ho was carried from an empty
Later ho said ho had run away from
his home In Memphis, Tenn., nnd had
gone to Maine, but wns now returning
couth because of the severe weather,
he will be kept by the police here until
ills parents are notified.
Tales of Cities.
Denver is planning to hold a world's
fair six er eight years liunce.
St. Louis claims to lead all United
States cities in dealings In horses and
St. Louis Is nald to profit $5.M).IX)0
annually by the partial abatement ot
the smoke nuisance.
.New York's municipal debt now ex
ceeds $l,O37.O0O,OO()-several millions
of dollnrs more tlmn the national debt.
Olio exninple of doing n perfectly
Useless thing is giving a smoWcr In
Pittsburgh. Clevelnnd Leader
Only three persons were arrested for
intoxication In Cleveland last year.
soya a paper of that city. But how
many ought to have been V Detroit
They are still bunting In New York
lor that elusive Individual, the man
higher up Indications are that he
will eventually bo reached only by an
airship - Haltltuorc American.
During these cold winter days
and nights Tho Citizen will make you
a good companion. $1,50 tho year.
Death of J)r. It. J. Kny.
Dr. Robert J. Kay, of'Uniondale, a
Civil war veteran, died-at his home
Friday afternoon after a brief Ill
ness. He was seventy-five years of
age. Previous to taking up his resi
dence in Unlondale two years ago he
was a resident of Poyntelle.
Besides his wife he is survived by
two sons, Charles H. Robert J.
Kay, of East Orange, N. J.; two sis
ters, Mrs. Samantha Slocum, of 'Port
land, Ore., and Mrs. Lydla Dunn, of
Montgomery, Pa. Tho funeral took
place Monday morning.
Death of Louis Hani.
The remains of the late Louis
Ham, who died last Wednesday
morning in the hospital at Rltters
vllle, iPn were brought to Hones
dale Sunday morning. They were
taken to Indian Orchard, where, that
afternoon services .were held In
Christ's church. Rev. D. S. McKel
lar, of Hawley, officiated. Mr.
Ham was 37 years of age. He is sur
vived by two brothers and two sis
ters, namely: Earl C, of Indian Or
chard and Georgo H of the same
place; Mrs. Ray Bailey, of Hones
dale and Mrs. Chas. Budd, of
Beachlake. Ho is also survived by
his mother, Mrs. Isabell Ham, who
resides with her daughter, Mrs.
Death of Michael Murran.
Michael Murrin, an aged and re
spected resident of Honesdale, died
at his late homo in East Honesale,
Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, death
being caused by a cancer growth.
He was between 70 and 80 years of
age. Mr. Murran was born in Sligo,
Ireland, and came to this country
at an early age locating In Beach
lake. He remained in that place
only a short time however, when to
came to Honesdale and has made his
home here ever since. He is sur
vived by three sons and three
daughters, namely, John C, of
Scranton; Michael E., of Wllkes
Barre; Georgo A., of Chicago; Mrs.
T. D.McGra'.th, Honesdale; Jennie,
at home. He is also survived by
ten grandchildren. Tho funeral will
be held In St. John's R. C. church
Wednesday morning ai ten o'clock.
Requiem high mass will be cele
brated. Hessling & Son 'had charge
of the remains.
Dcnth of Mrs. William Utt.
Eleanor A. Bennett, widow of Wil
liam L. Utt, died at the home of her
granddaughter, Mrs. M. H. Harloe,
at Uswlck, on Friday, Feb. 7, 1913.
She was SS years old, having been
born Jan. 23, 1825, at Purdyvllle,
and' had lived in that vicinity during
her entire life. Her parents, Rufus
and Amanda Van LHet Bennett, were
among the pioneer settlers in Wayne
county. When only 14 years old,
deceased joined the church and since
that time, when strength permitted,
she was an enthusiastic church
worker. She was distinguished for
her benevolence and generous hospi
tality. She Is survived by one sis
ter, Mrs. Ellen Utt, of Jermyn, Pa.,
a brother, Aretas Bennett, of Doug
las, Mich., and by the following
daughters: Mrs. C. E. Webster, of
Sterling; Mrs. R. W. Murphy, of
Hawley, and Mrs. F. E. Baisley of
Scranton. Several grandchildren also
survive. The funeral was held from
her late home on Monday, the Rev.
Mr. Treat officiating. Interment was
made In Purdyvllle cemetery.
Death of William Arthur.
William H. Arthur, a well known
and esteemed resident of Scranton,
hot Gk&Sg, mssde wiih
ROYAL Bkmg Poweles
TWO TENEMENT HOUSES
At the base of Irving Cliff, on River street.
This Property is a 10 per cent Investment
ee BUY-U-A-HOME Realty Co.
died at his home, No. 42 Blrkett
street, at 5:30 o'clock Friday even
ing following a long illness. He had
been In the employ of the Delaware
and Hudson company for the past
Mr. Brthur was born In Bethany,
Wayno county, April 30, 1854, and
had been a resident of Scranton for
the past thirty years. He was a mem
ber of the First Methodist church
and also of the Carpenters' and
Joiners' local, which organization
will attend tho funeral in a body.
Besides his wife ho Is survived by
three daughters, Mrs. A. H. Lampe,
Mrs. W. E. Grltman and Mrs. V. R.
Crandall, all of Blrkett street, that
city, and two grandchildren, Arthur
Grltman and Marion Crandall, also
the 'following brothers and sisters,
James Arthur, of Forest City; John
and Daniel, of Bethany; George, of
Vandllng; Mrs. Frank Toms, of Equi
nunk; Mrs. John K, Bodie, of Cher
ry Ridge and Mrs. L. C. Rowley, ot
Wayne street, Scranton.
Death of Frcrt Gaylord.
The death of Frederick Gaylord
occurred Friday afternoon at his
home on the old Lackawaxen turn
pike near Aldenvllle. He was about
70 years of age and was born near
where he died, having lived all his
life in Wayne county. He was well
known throughout the county, hav
ing been in former years a runner
on the old Pennsylvania Coal Com
pany's coal train which ran between
Dunmore and Hawley.
He is survived by one son and .one
daughter, G. G. Gaylord, of Alden
vllle, and Mrs. Remsen, of Brooklyn,
N. Y.; also by threo brothers, W. A.
Gaylord, Honesdale; R. M. Gaylord,
Prompton; Louis Gaylord, of Cort
land, N. Y.; one sister, Mrs. Ella E.
The funeral services were held
Monday afternoon, Feb. 17, at half
past one o'clock In the Aldenvllle
Baptist church, Rev. A. A. Knight
officiating. The remains were laid
to rest In Aldenvllle cemetery.
MKS. FUTHDEWALD HEADS,
"THE TERKIIJLE MEEK."
A one-act play entitled "Tho
Terriblo Meek," by Charles Rann
Kennedy, was the subject of Mrs.
Salo FMedewald's reading in the
High school auditorium Saturday af
ternoon. The usual large attend
ance greeted Mrs. Friedowald at this
reading which proved very Interest
ing to all lovers of good literature
present. Tho book has caused much
comment and criticism owing to the
fact that tho soldiers in the play
are made by Mr. Kennedy, to use a
cockney dialect throughout their
parts, although they are supposed to
be Roman soldiers. There are three
characters in the play the Captain
and a prlvato and Mary, Mother of
Christ. Tho scene of the play Is laid
just following the crucifixion of
Christ and the first three acts are
produced on a darkened stage. This
is to portray the darkness which fol
lowed the crucifixion. In the last
act, however, the stage Is lightened,
showing tho three figures on the
crosses. The Captain is brought to
a partial acknowledgement of the
wrong he has committed. This Is by
tho same author as "The Servant in
the House." Tho next reading will
be on "Marlowe," the author of
which is Josephine 'Preston Peabody.
Fred Chase, ex-county commis
sioner of Wyoming county, is spend
ing several days in Honesdale. Mr.
Chase says that Honesdale is one of
the most beautiful places he ever