The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, March 25, 1913, Image 1

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A Hint to Advcrf'Af. If Your Cus
Advertising Establishes the- Confi
dence of tho Community, Makes Now
IFrlcnds, nnd Keeps Old Customers.
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71th YEAR.--NO. 25
Society Proposes to Make Known to the World
That Wayne County is the Home of the Bald
win Apple.
B 1" f un uruivers jiasuuiu
l I tion of Wayne county was
Tin n.. u - , t
organized on Friday.
Professor H. A. Surface,
State Zoologist of Penn
sylvania who is considered as
authority upon tho growing of fruit,
and W. J. Lewis, of Pittston, known
all over the United States for the
fine quality of apples that he raises
and sells, were the distinguished out-of-town
guests present. The associa
tion starts out with a membership of
100 active, earnest and enthusiastic
farmers and others who. are interest
ed in the development of Wayne
county. It Is their purpose to make
Wayne county known to the world as
the home of the Baldwin, one of tho
best flavored apples grown in Wayne
county, Pennsylvania, at the present
time. Wayne county is considered
the best place for raising apples.
After the arrival of the 10 o'clock
Delaware and Hudson train the visit
ing gentlemen proceeded to the court
house where morning and afternoon
sessions were held. The meeting was
called to order by District State Hor
ticulturist W. H. Bullock. Daniel
W. Hull was chosen temporary
chairman and Professor A. W. How
Jell, both of Waymart, temporary sec
retary. Mr. Hull thanked the assem
blage for bestowing this honor upon
him, stating that he would do his
best in filling the office elected to.
Ho then called upon Burgess C. A.
McCarty to make the address of wel
come. Burgess McCarty said:
Burgess McCnrty's Address of
Ladies and Gentlemen: An address
of welcome on occasions of this kind
is often looked upon as a formality,
something to fill up the order of busi
ness, something to occupy time in the
carrying out of the program, but In
this particular Instance, I wish to as
sure you that it means all that the
words Imply in their broadest signi
ficance, not only the persons present
here to-day, but the occasion which
brings, them together adds such im
portance to the gathering that Hones
dale and the entire community will
profit by the discussions and ex
change of ideas which will take, place
"Great achievements are being ac
complished in modern times, in
every avenue of human endeavor by
concentrated effort, ,by concentrated
or united effort of a large number
or people, working along the same
lines, will accomplish vastly more
than the same number of people
working independently, no matter
how strenuously the efforts they put
forth, it is for this reason that every
Interest finds it to its advantage to
concentrate its efforts towards the
accomplishment of a single end. The
state representing all tho people has
unusual opportunities of carrying
out tue mea or united action. A few
weeks ago, I had the pleasure of ex
tending welcome to the Farmers'
Institute. This body of intelligent
men, met for the purpose of advanc
ing the agricultural Interests of a
community, of making two blades of
grass grow where only one had
grown before, 'and thus become pub
lic benefactors.
Two Apples Grow AVhoro There is
And now we have a number of
men with similar aimes to advance
the interest of HORTICULTURE to
make two apples grow where only
one had grown before, and not only
make two apples grow, but better ap
ples than had grown before.
"It Is not often the Executive Of
ficer of any town Is called upon to
welcome within tho boundaries of its
territory, a number of men actuated
"by such high motives and for the ac
complishment of so much good as
those assembled hero to-day. You
are here for the purpose of enlisting
In the cause of 'HORTICULTURE,
and I am pleased to know, that back
of your efforts in this line of endeav
or is the great State of Pennsylvania.
Tho state has so interested Itself In
your behalf that you have hero as Its
representative, one of the most skill
ed and scientific men within the bord
ers of our State, Professor Surface
of the Department of Zoology, and
in extending a welcome to those who
are about to become members of this
association, wo must include this
representative of the soverign power
of the Commonwealth. It is particu
larly for this reason that I feel so
much pleasure in extending to you
in behalf of the Borough of Hones
dale, a welcome and a greeting to
our town, in tho name and In behalf
of tho municipality, I extend to you
such a welcome and such a greeting,
In the name of every man and wom
an, in the name of every boy and girl
within tho limits of our town, I ex
tend to you this welcome and greet
you upon your mooting here. There
are many things of interest In our
town to which we would gladly call
your attention, but wo have bo often
spoken of thoso things, that we
sometimes feel we may be accused of
vanity In parading before Btrangers
what wo consider our most important
and Interesting history, and still I
can hardly afford to lose tho oppor
tunity now presented without refer
ring to at least some of the historical
and literary facts connected with our
"Your association meets for organi
zation under happy omens, it speaks
well for a continuous and prosperous
career, which will do much for the
advancement and prosperity for the
community and wo feel doubly grate
ful to you and trust the efforts being
put lorth may bear fruit in abund
ance along tho lines of your united
effort. Wo trust that you will enjoy
your visit here, and when you leave
our town, carry with you pleasant
memories of your visit here, and a
desire to return at some future time
when the opportunity might present
itself to you."
Prof. II. A. Surface Responds.
Prof. H. A. Surrace, of Harris
burg, gave the response, saying in
part: " It indeed affords me a great
pleasure to respond to this welcome
address delivered by your chief bur
gess. I am well informed through
my efficient representative, W. H.
Bullock, and H. C. Jackson, of your
county, who Is now down at Harris
burg and who is also on the Agricul
ture committee, which division of the
State is doing good work to mankind.
I have been about ten years in this
kind of work and must say that it is
to one of your townsmen, Hon. 'E. B.
Hardenburg, that I am greatly obli
gated to. He did more for me while
down at Harrisburg than any man I
know of. I am very sorry that I left
it so late before coming to this place,
but as my time is almost entirely
taken up, except Sunday, I found it
impossible to come. I have received
many letters from individuals but I
could not come only upon invitation
from an organization; that's why I
am here. Hull Bros, of Waymart, who
have become famous as growers and
are known all over, know what you
are doing. I was especially Impress
ed with that part of Horticulture In
the address of your burgess when
he said it was the purpose to make
two roses grow where one had form
erly grown. My running mate, Mr.
Lewis, is the greatest fruit grower In
the world. He sold last year at the
greatest profit of any grower in the
world. We hear about the Western
fruit as may be crowded out. West
ern fruit Is no comparison whatever
with Eastern grown fruit. Eastern
fruit will bring $8 per bushel in the
West. Compare that with even ?3
per bushel. The Western fruit is
magnificent in size and color, but
when eaten they have no
flavor. We have the flavor in Wayne
county apples, also color, size and
beauty. The Western man can never
compare his product with the East
ern grown fruit. Out there they
spray seven times a year for the
codling moth. Many Eastern or
chardlsts spray once or twice and
others don't spray at all. Get to
gether, organize, co-operate. I will
bo pleased to give what Information
I can to assist you. I take special
pleasure in answering this address
of welcome."
Lewis Big Apple Raiser.
Temporary Chairman Daniel Hull,
in a few appropriate words then In
troduced his friend and co-worker in
the fruit growing business, W. J.
Lewis, of Pittston. .Mr. Lewis gave
an interesting talk upon the "Value
of Organization." He said he was
not a speaker, but .an ordinary fruit
grower. He welcomed the ladles,
stating we would have never suc
ceeded like wo have but for tho
women. He said he wished to speak
of two things connected with tho
business and they are, buying and
selling. Wo know in order to pro
duce good fruit that we must get
down and dig and study and secure
our information from every source
possible. All information differs, it
depends largely upon tho soil, cli
matic conditions and altitude. An
association of this kind can bo great
ly benefitted. Two farmers sitting I
down and discussing subjects can't!
help but receive some benefit from
their conversation. You can learn
better business methods in a society
like this. Have an annual show.
Choose a place where you can bring
in your best grown fruit and com
pare it with the other fellow's. If
the other fellow wins out ahead of
you, you will necessarily brush up
in another year. It will be good for
both of you. Buyers of apples aro
just as anxious to buy fruit raised in
Wayne county as you aro to sell It.
In starting an association someone
has inquired as to who shall become
members. If you have such men as
your burgess, the judge that presides
oyer this court, and others equally as
good, tako them In by all means. You
can Increase the product of acreage
from $30 to '$40 per acre to $4,000.
Man Is consuming fruit more exten
sively now than ever before. Tho
man who eats apples is never a hard
drinker. Consumers are just begin
ning to realize that fruit is a good
food. It is healthful. The more ap
ples that are eaten the healthier the
community. Wo have a successful
fruit growers' association in Luzerno
county and hope you will have one in
Wayne county. They have organiza
tions of this kind in Columbia, Lu
zerne, Susquehanna, Wyoming and
Lackawanna counties, and now
Wayne county is Interested. I hope
that these countries will get togeth
er and organize the Northeastern
Pennsylvania Fruit Growers' Asso
ciation. Surface Urges Co-Operatlon.
The chairman then Introduced'
Professor Surface, who gave an on
(Ceatlnued on Page Eieht.)
Mrs. Helen Fortnnm's Lifeless Body
is Found by Her Son, Clarence
Tho Unfortunate AVoninn Took
Her Own Life in n Period of
Shadows of sorrow and sadness In-
stead of brightness and glory hover-
' nrl nrnp Tvlm" Trill In Wowno nriiriT
on Easter morn when the startling
news spread through the community
that Mrs. Thomas Fortnam had tak
en her own life while in a temporary
condition of despondency.. Her
death occurred some time between
8 o'clock Saturday night and 7
o'clock Sunday morning, when her
son, Clarence D. Fortnam, discover
ed her lifeless body.
The news reached Honesdale on
Sunday morning, and Dr. P. B. Pet
erson, the County Coroner, hastened
to the scene. A jury composed of tho
following persons: W. L. Jackson,
E. T. Olver, Joseph Abraham, Thos.
Grifllth, Selah Olver and F. S. Prlnes,
investigated the case and returned a
verdict of suicide in accordance with
the evidence as outlined above.
Mrs. Fortnam is survived by ono
son, Clarence D previously men
tioned. Mrs. Fortnam, whose maid
en name was Helen Bushnell, was
a daughter of the late Sydney Bush
nell, of Bethany, who was a former
commissioner of Wayne county. Her
grandfather was Pope Bushnell, who
was a noted politician and a well edu
cated man. Ho was also a veteran of
the war qf 1812. Mrs. Fortnam was
G2 years old. Besides her son, one
brother, Attorney C. M. 'Bushnell, of
Buffalo, N. Y., also survives. She
had many friends, and was quite well
known In Honesdale. She had just
completed arrangements to spend
some little time at the county seat,
having spoken for rooms and ac
commodations at one of our town's
boarding houses.
Probably never in its history has
Tyler Hill received so great a shock
as came on Easter morning, and ex
pressions of regret nnd sorrow are
heard on every hand from sympathet
ic acquaintances of the deceased.
The funeral will be held on Tues
day morning, at 11 o'clock, from her
late home, Rev. R. D, Minch officiat
Beautiful choruses, anthems, solos
and duets marked a feature in Eas
ter services which always thrills the
soul and brings "good tidings of
great joy" to the listener. The dif
ferent programs reproduced in Fri
day's Citizen were observed in a
most pleasing manner. Their ren
dition gratified large congregations
in all of the churches, reflecting an
unusual amount of credit upon the
reinforced choirs and their respective
" Teaches tho Boys an Ideal," Ho De
clared. William Jennings Bryan, Secretary
of State, who has been watching tho
activities of the Boy Scouts of Amer
ica in Miami, Florida, is a hearty en
dorser of the scout movement. " I
believe in tho scout movement," he
says, " because It teaches tho boys
an ideal and an ideal is everything.
It gives him the highest" ideal possi
ble and you have no ideal higher
than Christ Himself. Service is tho
meaning of greatness. It is true that
he who is the greatest is he who is of
tho most service. The Boy Scouts
in service measure the days by their
contribution to others. If we do
everything for self we don't count
for much, and we should measure
life, not by what we get out of it,
but by what wo put in It. So this
scout movement teaches tho boy of
tho importance of doing something
for others.
" No, you cannot avoid a deep in
terest in the boy. I am Interested in
the scout movement because it gives
the boy something to do. Tho best
thing that you can do for the boy
Is to give him something to do. I be
lieve that we must recognize the de
sire of the boy to do something,
therefore tho movement deserves our
" I believe in tho movement be
cause it teaches the boys co-operation.
Some say that co-operation
measures a man's sanity. Co-operation
multiplies the efficiency of tho
individual. So these boys are
brought together and taught the im
portant lesson of working together."
A refining company in Pennsylva
nia announces that it will shortly
put upon the market an automobile
fuel called "gasene" which will tako
tho place of gasoline and cost less
than four cents a gallon. Its only
fault Is said to be that It makes a
great deal of smoke when the engine
first starts up.
Iff it's anything in
Jewelry or Optics
we have it
canget it or
it isn't made-
Jeweler and Optician of Honesdale.
Charles Webb, Prosecutor, Had War
rant Sworn Out Monday nnd
Thursday Officers Canlvnn and
Spencer Brought Them Hero.
Willis Dllmarth and Fred Sher
wood, aged twenty and seventeen,
respectively, pled guilty Friday after
noon before 'Squire Smith to the
chargo of stealing chickens and were
held under $300 ball for the Juno
term of court.
Charles Webb of Beach Grovo Is
tho prosecutor and ho has been miss
ing numbers of his feathered tribe
for some time. Tho last time there
was a raid on his hen house was Mon
day when twenty-four Wyandotts
wore taken. He did not know who
the thieves were but decided to play
detective and investigate. He knew
that Charles W. Dein, the meat man,
occasionally bought chickens, so ho
started his investigations there. Mr.
Dein told him, when asked, that ho
had bought a number of chickens
that morning and had paid out $9.90
for them. The chickens were still
alive so they went to see them. They
were the kind Mr. Webb had lost so
he decided to put It to a test. Five
of the birds were taken to his place
and set down in the yard. They
went at once into the hen house and
flow up on the perch, and acted as if
they were very glad to get back
home. Mr. Webb had witnesses
present to see how the test turned
out. Dllmarth and Sherwood had
sold the chickens to Mr. Dein the
week before but only delivered them
last week.
When Mr. Webb proved to his own
satisfaction who had been molesting
his hen house he came to Honesdale
and had two warrants drawn. Offi
cers Canivan and N. B. Spencer start
ed out Thursday for Beach Grove
and they located the young men on
the road near Bethany. They ex
perienced no trouble In bringing
them back with them that afternoon.
It is rumored that the young men
told the authorities of two more
young men who were in the gang,
but no action has been taken against
them yet, but Saturday morning, It
is said, ono of the neighbors saw one
of the suspects start for Prompton
where he probably boarded the early
D. & H. train for Carbondale.
Tho Death List Will Reach Into tho
'V. Hundreds.
Omaha, March 24. Tho full hor
ror of last night's storm broke upon
grief-stricken Omaha at noon today,
when It was authoritatively stated
that the death list would reach two
hundred in Omaha alone, exclusive
of Ralston and Council Bluffs.
Late reports from Council Bluffs
stated that four more bodies have
been taken from the ruins of homes
in tho path of the storm. It is now
believed that tho twister went on
further east and more fatalities are
Tho property loss is estimated now
at $10,000,000. One hundred thous
and grief-stricken, sobbing people,
assailed every source of Information
for some assurance that relatives or
friends had not perished in the
State and federal troops have ar
rived in Omaha and have checked the
looting that began immediately after
tho storm.
Professor H. A. Surface, of Har
risburg, who was in Honesdale last
Friday and gave addresses during
the day in the Interest of tho Wayne
County Fruit Growers' Association,
thoroughly believes in advertising. In
his spirited and helpful talks tho
professor on several occasions re
marked that in order to bring Wayne
county fruit to the front tho associa
tion must advertise. "You can make
known to the whole world that
Wayne county is the home of the
Baldwin apple," quoted Professor
Mall Bag Chopped in Pieces.
A mail bag thrown from the fast
south-bound train at Worcester on
Saturday night recently bounded un
der the car wheels and was chopped
in pieces. Letters in tattered condi
tion and well soaked by water and
snow, were scattered along the track
for several rods. They wero gather
ed up, however, and carried to tho
postofllce, where the addresses were
found legible enough to make pos
sible the delivery of each letter.
Post-Lenten Concert nnd Ball To Bo
Ono of tho Biggest Social Events
of tho Season.
To-night at the Park street arm
ory, Hose Company No. 1 will be the
host at their annual concert and
j ball. Tho special program which
I has been arranged for this occasion
i will commence at 8:15 promptly.
The following program will entertain
me large assemblage expected:
Opening Overture
Jenkins' Boy Band
Address, Dr. J. W. Balta, Chaplain
of Hose Co. No. 1.
Sailors' Chorus
Central Gleo Club
Buck & Wing Dancing, M. J. Aron-
dale, Some Stopper.
Vocal Solo, Silver Voiced Tener . .
Mr. Robert Lees
Popular Airs ...Central Glee Club
Baritone Solo, The Mulateer of Tar-
agona, "Henriore"
Mr. R. Rubin.
Address H. A. Oday, Chief of Great
er Honesdale Fire Department.
Selection Boy Band
Tho committee in charge of this
affair have done all In their power
to make the evening a grand success
and It is expected that everyone will
turn out and give the boys a good
showing at the first ball to be held
after Lent.
Douglas Thompson, who with his
parents live in the Dr. R. W. Brady
house, Church street, had a narrow
escape from drowning Monday noon
in Park Lako. The little fellow was
on the river with a raft and in some
manner the paddle accidentally slip
ped from his hand and he commencT
ed to drift. Ho evidently became
frightened and plunged into the riv
er. He endeavored' to swim, but
could not and consequently went
down a couple of times before being
rescued by Mr. Roberts of East
Honesdale, who was standing near
by. The boy went home apparently
none the worse for his impromptu
Marriage of Former Wayno Countenn
Miss Louise Lebzelter, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Lebzelter, of Brown
town, Pa., was united in marriage to
Floyd M. Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs.
H. E. Decker, of Seelyvllle at the
German Lutheran parsonage at But
ler recently. A farewell reception
was tendered Miss Lebzelter at her
home where relatives and friends as
sembled. Among the party was the
Rev. Carl Stolz, pastor of the St.
Paul's German Lutheran church,
who congratulated the brido and
gave his blessing. Miss Lebzelter
was ono of the most popular mem
bers of the Young People's society
and took an active partJn social af
fairs, being' an elocutionist of some
ability. At the reception she recit
ed, "The Last Night in My Parents'
Home." Mr. Hiller is well known
in Butler, where he holds a responsi
ble position with the Dairy Co. at
that place. Mr. and Mrs. Hiller are
housekeeping in Butler, Pa.
Death of Hnwlcy Young Man.
Word was received in Hawley on
Sunday announcing the sudden
death of John Thielke, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Thielke of that place.
Death is supposed to have been caus
ed by typhoid fever, particulars were
not received as we went to press.
The deceased was taken to the New
Brunswick, N. J., hospital in that
city on Saturday. He has been em
ployed by the Simplex Automobile
company of that city, but formerly
had been working In Poughkeepsie,
N. Y. The remains arrived at his
home Monday evening. Besides his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Thielke,
two brothers and four sisters sur
vive, namely: Frank, of Denver, Col.,
Mrs. Lafayette Kellam, of Brooklyn,
Mrs. George Miller, Reinhard, Eliza
beth and Mary, all of Hawley.
Benjamin AVoodnoy Passes Away.
Benjamin Woodney, lato of North
Scranton, but formerly of Wayne
county, died at his home in that city
on Friday last, aged C9 years. Mr.
Woodney was a veteran of the Civil
War, being a member of Company D,
199 th Pennsylvania Volunteers. The
deceased is survived by a widow, a
half sister, Mrs. Harriet Titus, of
Elmira, N. Y., and also a half broth
er, Frank Sterling, of Carbondale.
Tho funeral was hold last Saturday
evening from tho Providence Presby
terian church, Rev. Mr. Fox officiat
ing. The deceased was a member of
Ezra Griffin Post, No. 139, G. A. R.,
of Scranton. A firing squad and flfo
and drum corps accompanied tho re
mains to Honesdale and gave a p'art
lng salute to their lato comrade at
tho grave, which was in Riverdale
Death of Mrs. Poter Colo.
The remains of Mrs. Rebecca J.
Colo, widow of the late Peter J. Cole,
formerly of Honesdale, will arrive
here this Tuesday morning on tho
10 o'clock Delaware and Hudson
train from Carbondale and short ser
vices will bo held from the Baptist
Mrs. Colo had been n resident of
tho Pioneer City .since leaving
Honesdale about 20 years ago. She
died at the home of her daughter In
Carbondale on Friday last. She Is
survived by one son, Prank E. Cole,
of Dunmore; three daughters, Mrs.
R. W. Pethlck and Mrs. Cyrus Pier
son of Carbondale; and Mrs. Warren
Kimble, of Scranton; also ono step
daughter, Mrs. D. J. Gager, of
Honesdale. Twelve grandchildren
and eight great-grandchildren also
Interment will be made In Rlver
dalo cemetery, Rev. G. S. Wendell of
ficiating. The late Peter Colo was a
deacon In this church.
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"j&g bill
The Jones Township Road Bill Was
j Reported to tho House by tho Pub
' lie Roads Committee.
Governor Tener has approved tho
Bigger bill, prohibiting the making
of false statements or advertisements
Concerning merchandise, securities
or services. The act affects all pub
lications within the state.
The provisions of the new law, the
seventh bill to be signed this year,
are that "whoever In a newspaper,
periodical circular form, letter or
other publication published, distribu
ted or circulated in this common
wealth in any advertisement In this
commonwealth, knowingly makes or
disseminates or causes to be made or
disseminated any statement or as
sertion concerning the quantity, qual
ity, the merit, the use, the present
or former price, the cost, tho reason
for the price or the motive or pur
pose of a sale of any merchandise se
curities or services, or concerning
tho method or cost of production or
manufacture of such merchandise or
tho possession of rewards, prizes
or distinctions conferred on account
of such securities which is untrue or
calculated to mislead shall be guilty
of a misdemeanor and on conviction
be sentenced to pay a fine of not
more than $1,000 or by imprison
ment In the county jail not exceeding
sixty days, or by both such fine and
The Jones township road bill was
reported to the house by the public
roads committee last week. This Is
the bill which creates the state bur
eau of township highways and pro
vides for the election of county road
superintendents for supervisors' con
ventions. State aid to the extent of
fifty per cent, of cost of work on
roads not to exceed $20 per mile Is
The state water supply commis
sion last week granted permission
to tho commissioner of Luzerne coun
ty to construct a bridge across the
Susquehanna at Pittston and the
commissioners of Westmoreland
county to build a bridge over Loyal
hanna creek at Latrobe. The char
ter application of the Boiling Spring
Water company of Boiling Springs,
Cumberland county, was approved.
Approval was given by the gover
nor to tho resolution requesting the
Gettysburg semi-centennial commis
sion to, broaden the scope of the pro
visions made for the attendance of
guests of the state so as to Include
all Union soldiers, sailors and ma
rines of the Civil war who enlisted
as from Pennsylvania , or who are
now living in this state and those
who served in emergency regiments
of the Union army and all soldiers
who served in the Confederate army
and now living in Pennsylvania.
A Tragedy of Bird Life.
(Original Narrative).
A few summers ago I was spend
ing some time in the country. One
beautiful day when all nature was
at Its best, and birds and bees were
flitting about in the sunshine, I pass
ed through an orchard or young ap
ple trees, on my way to a nearby
spring. As I had passed that way
many times I had noticed a robin and.
her mate.
The robins wore singing and
seemed to be so happy this morning,
that I decided they must have a nest
somewhere In the boughs of tho tree.
Putting down my pail I neared the
tree. The robins flew away, and
alighted on another tree nearby,
keeping watch of all my movements.
After looking for a long time, and
about ready to give up the search, I
discovered right near my hand a nest
with three small blue eggs In it.
Although It was covered over with
leaves and small branches, it was so
near Ihe ground I feared for Its
Morning after morning as I passed
and took a peep into tho nest, the
mother robin would fly away in
fright, as I came near. Finally ono
morning the mother bird did not fly
out at my approach, and I feared the
nest had been discovered by a cat,
but upon looking closely I saw three
little birds with their mouth wide
open waiting for the mother to re
turn with food. The next day as I
approached tho nest I saw a big
black cat watching the mother bird,
as she flew back and forth with food.
I drove the cat away, and continued
my walk to the spring, but upon my
return I saw the cat spring at tho
mother bird and would have caught
her had I not frightened the cat by
throwing a stone.
In a week the young birds had out
grown tho nest. One sturdy fellow
moro ambitious than tho rest, decid
ed to see what the world looked like
outside of the applo tree and half
flying, half dropping, fell to tho
ground. My attention was called to
the orchard by the robin fluttering
about and making a peculiar calling
noise. Going to the tree I saw the
bird on the ground. Knowing the cat
would surely catch It, I put it back In
the nest, as It was late in the day.
The next day I went to look for the
little robin, but before I reached the
tree, I saw two red squirrels playing
around the tree, and heard the cries
of the mother bird. When I had
reached tho tree the nest was partly
destroyed and the birds gone. The
squirrels had had a feast.
II English.
Nelson Skinner Torrey
Josephine Gregory Beachlake
Charles H, Brown Moscow
Helen Haser , . . . Gouldsboro