The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, May 02, 1913, Image 1

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    THE CITIZEN.
Please do us tho fnvor of telling
your friends what lino tilings Tlio
Citizen Is doing.
You And The" ' Jzen Interesting?
Well, you will f V that It will grow
better and bctt'ij'
71st YEAR. --NO. 36
HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, MAY ,2 1&13.
PKEC'S 2 CENTS
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Personal Pertinent J
--
One of tlio decidedly pleasant
sights on Honesdale streets the past
few days has been the familiar face,
with Its kindly and pleasant smile, of
Thomas Crossley, who for many
years has been tho travelling repre
sentative of W. B. Holmes & Co.,
Honesdalo's old and well known
wholesale establishment. Probably
no business house ever sent out a
more faithful or more popular rep
resentative. He has always been a
Welcome visitor at every store on his
itinerary; but for several weeks he
has not made his rounds of commer
cial calls, and those who have look
ed for his periodical visits have felt
that something important had drop
ped right out of their lives. The
writer doesn't know that Mr. Cross
ley ever reads the Apocryphal books
of tho Bible or not. Most Protest
ants let that part of the Big Book
alone. In one of its books that is
called Ecclesiasticus, In the 3Sth
chapter, the 15 th verse reads like
this: " He that slnneth before his
Maker, let him fall into the hand
of the physician." Now, as "sin" is
declared to be "tho transgression of
the law." and a common, everyday
doctor is introduced in the expres
sion, after results would seem to
warrant tho assumption that Mr.
Crossley had failed to eat some of
the breakfast foods, or other arti
cles, that he had sold to his clientelle
of merchants, and thus had com
mitted a physiological sin that neces
sitated his falling into the hands of
the physician. That was possibly
why ho had to go to a private hospi
tal in Scranton, and that was the
probable reason a surgical operation
became necessary; but he is back in
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rapidly and is now a long ways on
the road to recovery. It will not be
many days now ere Mr. Crossley will
be "on the job" again, carrying cheer
to the merchants of north-eastern
Pennsylvania, who will all gladly
welcome his periodical visit once
more.
Henry Jennings! Oh, yes; we
recollect you all right. You lived at
ueecn urove in uie uays wueu
(jnauncey u. iirooits, uiurunuu bubu-
uomnsons, me mases ana oiner
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aat's gooa, too. wen, it certainly
s delightful to meet you ana your
nip. Ann vnur urRttr.inir is ilh i HHr-
ul as it was in the days when you
aught school up at Hoadleys and we
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eech woods on the road to what Is
ow known as Lake Clemo, but
'h!nn In fnnan rlnva wnn Vnnwn hv
ir unnretentlous name or Sand
ond. That your stay in Old Wayne
my bo long and very pleasant is the
rilf.Kl. W K III I IH IV Will, IIKI'M
) wake up occasionally and find that
ime pleasant dream has become a
)aiuy.
When P. J. Keary walked into tho
tizon office one dav last week lie
a ripiii Trnn Trnm run n p:i ir 11 1 11
sights of his residence at Bono
idgo, near Hawley, and all hands
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ire giuu over uia wmu viisii, jii
r he had told us what he knew
uui iuu uuw cuuuui uiiuu Jiuiii ma
rm, he mentioned a little incident
at occurred on his premises last
11 that "brought down the house."
uiu uuuu jwukuih were UUI lUUU
nting by the light of the moon
h iiiintrs miHHRU ovfir si iiriii or
) broad acres that was littered all
er with round cobble stones just
out the size of baso balls, and they
irvolled over tho fact that so care-
and particular a farmer as is Mr.
ary should allow them to remain
en Mr. K. smiled broadly, yet sad-
oq lia cnlili TlTlinf tlincn liiliitnro
i. u uu rhiui ir nub iiiudu uuuiiiiii
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ey were passing over my potato
.1 . 1 - I -1 . T 1 1 1 . 1 1
t was all."
)ne of the most interested of the
r thousand people who met at the
plant of the Gurney 'Elevator
apany on Wednesday night, Apr.
T 1. 1 . .1 1 1 i
yj i I'aiioumui hi i-ii in iu iiuuvo"
3 for the special purpose of at
i, mi .i i ,, .1 i . . i
lint; uiu uuiuga uuu lUKing a
at the up-to-date structure.
re is certainly more than one
ion why Mr. Sheard attended
3 doings," and you don't have to
ho is not only Fallsdale s post-
ter. but that he also has a foun-
and machine shop at that point
Vayne county. Even Honesdale
le send orders to the Fallsdalo
iurv. ana ne uiiins casuncs 10
ts in every direction. Mr. Sheard
Iso an inventor, and he has re-
lv invfinrpn nnfl nnvprprl with
rs natent a kerosene blow-torch
will do everything that can pos-
bo done with such an imple-
t operated by gasolene, Which
indie. There are kerosene blow-
les, several makes of them, but
each have ono flame of a fixed
nnrl 11. - 1 . 1. llnJinU
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Mr. Sherad's Invention is un
perfect control, has a large or
1 flame, and is safe as a lan-
Edgar Dutton is Mr. Sheard's
ler In tho kerosene blow-torch,
Honesdale would feel "tickled
e'en a' most to death" to havo them
move their foundry right down hero
and begin manufacturing thoso
torches by the carload. They might
move everything but the post office,
which we couldn't use to any great
advantage.
Hon. H. C. Jackson may have
made a mistake in his selection of
the daisy as Pennsylvania's State
flower. Prof. H. A. Surface thinks
ho did, and there are others of the
same opinion. Almost every farmer,
especially thoso whose practical
"bumps" are greater than their sen
timental development, will think of
the way that weed will run out every
other class of good haymaking vege
tation, and with hands uplifted In
horror will exclaim, "ding the dais
ies! None of 'em in ours, if you
please!" But credit belongs to Rep
resentative Jackson, after-all, for it
was he who suggested a State flow
er, and his suggestion is all right,
barring the choice he named. How
would It do to have a committee of
Pennsylvanlans appointed, with both
Mr. Jackson and Mr. Surface includ
ed, to select the proper flower as
the State's floral emblem?
Bright and early on Thursday
morning Register and Recorder W.
Brock L3Jher was astir, and long
ere many of Honesdale's citizens had
partaken of their steaming cup of
fragrant Mocha and Java taixed,
(one-fourth Mocha, three-fourths
Java 40 cents, please), he with his
family was enroute for his home in
Sterling twp. One of the reasons
for his going was that he wanted to
attend the Sterling high school exer
cises which will be held on Friday
night, May 2. Mrs. Lesher's brother.
George E. Cross, will be one of the
graduates. Incidentally the Regis
ter & Recorder has other motives for
his trip Sterling-ward. There were
packages In the outfit of a mysteri
ous appearance, and If tho "speckled
Beauties'' or that section were to
conduct an industrial Darade. the
writer can easily see in imagination
tiie Diggest, slyest beauty of the
bunch heading tho show with a ban
ner over his dorsal fln reading some-
tning HKe this:
Look Out!
Don't Pout!
Lesher's Out!
After Trout!
Well, Brock and his familv will be
back in Honesdale on Monday or
Tuesday of next week, and he prom-
isea tnat ir Dut what's the use
of telling everything a fellow knows?
FOREST FIRES DO DAMAGE.
Tlio Woods in the Vicinity of Clemo
invo licen on l'Jro lor More Than
n Week.
From various points of the com
pass for the last few days dark
clouds of smoke have been ascend
ing in Wayne county, and under the
direction of fire wardens men Have
been struggling to preserve timber
lands and other property from de
struction. Ono of these fires was In
the vicinity of Clemo, along tho
line of tho Erie's Wvomlnir division.
The Clemo Game Preserve covers a
vast number of acres in that vicinity,
and Game Warden L. J. Beecher. as
sisted by the Fire Warden of that
district and a corps of men havo
put up a good stiff fight. Thous-
anas or acres have been cleared in
tue last few years bv Penn'a n. m
lumbering interests, and tho dead
wood and underbrush are as inflam
mame as tinder. It Is to prevent
the fires from sweeping through
these vast tracts that calls for such
strenuous work. If they are burned
over, along with the treneral destruc
tion of firewood and lumber Is tho
aestructlon also of much game and
hundreds of nests of partridges and
Kong Dirus.
FOURT1I OF JULY will bo
around soon, and if Honesdale has
any intention of having a real old
fashioned celebration one with a
parade, with the reading ofthe Dec
laration of Independence, patriotic
speeches by great and good speakers
from home and abroad, she will havo
to bo " up and a doing " In order
that it may be successful. The Citi
zen suggests that the new chapter of
the Daughters of the American Rev
oluion take up the matter, confer
with tho leading citizens of the town,
and, if they will consent to " go
along," then begin active
at once.
"Oh! father and I
camp
went down to
Along with Captain Gooding, '
And there wo saw tho men and boys
As thick as hasty pudding!"
Yankee Doodlo keep it up,
Yankee Doodlo dandy,
Mind the music and the
step,
And with the girls be
handy."
CHURCH NOTES.
At tho M. E. church, Sunday, May
4. Public worship at 10:30 a. m.,
with sermon, subject, "The Mask of
Workmen." Sunday school at 12
M. Epworth League at 0:45 p. m.
Public worship at 7:30 p. m., ser
mon subject, "Tho More Excellent
Way." There will be special music
both morning and evening services,
If youaro not interested ' in "Tlio
Root of Evil," you ore a queer one,
sure enough. Something about it
on 8th pngo.
CLEAN UP.
Burn all rubbish if possible. Do
not throw It in the street, alley or
vacant lot. Next woek is Clean-up
Week.
"Tho Root of Evil" what Is It?
There is something about It on tho
btli page touny.
OBITUARY.
Funeral of John Mojinn.
The funeral of John Moylan, of
Corbondale, took place Wednesday
morning. Tho cortege left the Nea
lon residence on Seventh avenue at
7:45 and proceeded to Cherry Ridge
where services were held. Inter
ment was made in the Cherry Ridge
cemetery. Rev. J. V. Moylan, of
Nanticoke, an uncle of the deceased,
celebrated the requiem mass.
The pall-bearers were: James Bur
nett and David Moylan, of Canaan;
Edward Moylan, of Scranton; Geo.
Moylan, of Wllkes-Barre; Charles
Kiernlf, of Scranton, and William
Mannion of Carbondale.
Death of Peter Burlcin.
Peter Burloln died at his late
home on Ridge street Friday, April
25, at the age of eighty years. Gen
oral debility was the cause of his
demise, which followed 'that of his
wife just three weeks. Mr. Burlein
had been confined to his home for
the past four months.
Deceased was born in Konegreich,
Bayern, Wurtemburg, on January C,
1834, and came to Honesdale in
18GG. He was employed by the D. &
H. company for many years. He
had been a devout member of St.
John's Lutheran church and was
well liked and respected throughout
tho community. He is survived by
four daughters and one son, namely,
Mrs. John Hiller, of Kenilworth, N.
J.; Miss Margaret, Fred and Mrs.
Emmous Tenant, of Honesdale;
Misses Elizabeth and Cornelia at
homo. The funeral services were
held from his late homo Monday af
ternoon, Rev. C. C. Miller officiat
ing. Interment was made In tho
German Lutheran cemetery.
ODD FELLOWS CELEBRATE.
The ninety-fourth anniversary of
Odd Fellowship in America was
fiittingly celebrated by the local or
der in their hall on Monday evening.
A large number of members and
their wives were present and enjoy
ed a most excellent supper which
was prepared by the ladies' commit
tee composed of Mesdames C? M.
Betz, M. 'E. Simons, G. W. Sell, R. J.
Miller, A. M. Leine, R. M. Stocker,
E. G. Jenkins, F. J. Varcoe, C. C.
Gray and J. A. Bodie.
J. A. Bodie, as chairman of the
committee on arrangements, ihad
prepared an evening full of enjoy
ment for all present and tho Central
Glee club, with Mrs. N. J. Spencer
at tne piano, rendered several selea
tlons. Selections were ren
dered by Messrs. R. Rubin, Robert
Lees, Joseph Jacobs. Quartettes
were given by Mesdames Dibble,
Liees, uaiiaway, Cooper and Evans
Tho music finished, W. B. Lesher
entertained the assemblage with hu
morous recitations. The program
closed with singing "America" in
which all present Joined.
CONVENTION OF MISSIONARY
SOCIETY.
The annual convention of the
Woman's Foreign Missionary society,
of tho Scranton district is in session
in Carbondale. Tho meeting is be
ing held in tho Methodist Episcopal
church. Mrs. Taft, who is a promi
nent missionary In China, is one of
the principal speakers.
Two sessions, 3:30 a. m. and 3 p.
m., were held. Mrs. Eben H. Clark,
of this place, was elected delegate
from the Honesdale society.
GENERAL COCHRANE DEAD.
Brig. Gen. Henry Clay Cochrane,
aged 70, United States Marine
Corps, retired, who served with dis
tinction in the Spanish-American
War, in tho Cuban and Philippine
campaigns and in the Boxer cam
paign in China in 1000, died sud
denly at his home in Chester on Sun
day. SPRING MOVERS.
Among thoso who took advantage
of the good weather and the general
spring atmosphere the past week
were:
A. R. Little from his residence at
corner of Fifteenth and West
streets, to 1414 West Side Avenue.
iewis a. rartridgo and familv from
217 Park street, to 807 Court street.
GRANTED LETTERS OF ADMINIS
TRATION.
Letters of administration were
granted Wednesday to P. J. Kenrv.
in the estate of Kate Cary, lato of
.palmyra township, deceased.
Who is Thomas Dixon? Wood.
ward will tell a pcrsonnl incident
about him next week.
"The Existence ot a Long Felt
Want"
Was never more effectively proven
than by the promptness in our re
pair department and our sales.
The public learn more. demand more, each year.
We endeavor to help the public.
AND nAVE SUCCEEDED.
ROWLAND
QUALITY JEWELER
Honesdale, Pa.
Note: As soon as possible we will occupy our new store In the
Schuerholz building, opposite the Postofflce.
The ton per cent, discount remains in effect another week.
ANNUAL BANQUET OF SUNDAY
WORKERS
TEACHERS AND OFFICERS OF
CHURCH GIVEN RARE TREAT
BY REV. JOHN O'TOOLE.
Tonsts Given, Songs Sung nnd Dnnc-
ing Participated In Affnlr a
Grand Success.
A fine musical program was ren
dered and an exceptionally good
time was had. Burgess Charles A.
McCarty was toastmaster. The fol
lowing is the program:
Miss Mary Hlgglns
"School-Day Mishaps"
Miss Isabella Reilley
. "Beauties of Music"
Miss Mary Lenlhan
"Just Talk"
Adam Van Drisen
"Woes of Bachelor Life"
Romuald Lewis
Violin Selections
Edward Butler
"Mother's Love"
Miss Lucy Lowe
"Votes for Women"
Francis Baird
"The Bashful Lad"
Rev. Edward H. Burke
Address
Rev. John O'Toole ."Summing Up"
Songs Miss Catherine Finerty,
Solo Selected; Miss Anna Reilley,
solo selected; William Kalighan,
bass solo, selected; Thomas Finerty,
selection.
When tho tables and chairs were
removed, Mayor McCarty and Miss
Catherine Finerty led the grand
march, in which there were 75
couples. The evening was very
pleasantly spent, and all like one
big family had one of the most en
joyable evenings of their life. Geo.
Schwenker prepared and served the
food for the banquet. The list of
guests follows:
Elizabeth Caufield, Elizabeth
Burke, Hon. Charles A. McCarty,
Regina Murray, Mary Howley, Fran
cis McGinniss, Mary Kelley, Agnes
Murray, Francis Baird, Thomas Mal
loy, Edward Chambers, Joseph May,
Joseph Carr, Horace Carr, Edward
Butler, Adam Van Driesen, Mary
Hlgglns, Isabella Reilley, Mary Weir,
Mary Lenlhan, Lucy Lowe, Agnes
McGraw, Emma Coyne, Loretta En
nis, Elizabeth Coleman, Agatha But
ler, Ellen Van Driesen, Mary Cog
gins, Mary O'Neill, Mary Monaghan,
Gertrude Coggins, Lucy Butler, Hilda
Dunn, Margaret O'Brien, Margaret
The annual banquet given by Rev.
John O'Toole, pastor of St. John's
Roman Catholic church to the Sun
day school teachers, choir members,
church collectors and altar boys was
held Wednesday evening, April 30,
in Cadet s hall, O Connell building,
Moran, Anna Rellly, Ambrose Gib-
boney, Leo Connelly, William Ker-
ney, James O Hea, Robert McGin
nlRf, John Dowd, Peter .May, James,
.Murray,, -Leo Bkelly,- Alvlran . Van
Driesen, Joseph Van Driesen, Rom-
uald Lewis, William Shanley, Basil
Lewis, Francis McGraw, Paul
O'Neill, Charles Mangan, Charles
LaPoint, Dorothy Shanley, Crescentia
O Connell, Regina Caufield, Helen
Caufield, Beatrice Havey, Catherine
Finerty, Anna Caufield, Anna Cannl
van, Mary McGraw, Vera Eberhardt,
Mary Butler, Mrs. Ellen Hlggins,
Mrs. Thomas Dowd, William Kahli-
han, Vincent Carroll, Thomas Kel
ley, Thomas Finerty, Jr., Martin
Caufield, Frank Caufield, John Cau
field, Philip Ryan, James Ryan, Jos.
Griflln, Harold Mullaney, Francis
Igo, Joseph Butler, Father Burke.
DISCHARGED AFTER 30 YEARS,
Michael Reilley, an inmate of tho
State Hospital for the Criminal In
sane, Farview, was discharged from
that Institution Monday after being
confined for thirty years. He was
sentenced to imprisonment for
term of eight years in the peniten
tiary on April 2G, 1883 by the judge
of the Court of Oyer and Terminer of
Luzerne county. He served his sen
tenco and as ho had begun to de
velop symptoms of insanity a com
mission was appointed and ho was
adjudged insano and removed to the
Hospital for the Insano at Danville.
Ho was transferred to Farview in
March last where it was discovered
that ho had so far recovered his rea
son as no longer to need tho care
of that institution. Ho consulted the
law firm of Kimble & Hanlan who
wrote to the Inmate's sister who
lives in Brooklyn, N. Y., acquainting
her with tho facts of the case. She
came to Honesdale Saturday and a
petition was prepared which Mr.
Hanlan presented in Wllkes-Barre
on Monday to Judge Fuller who made
an order releasing the unfortunate
man from further confinement.
POLT AID FRENCH!
UNIONDALE MAN GOES TO
SCRANTON TO BUY A HORSE.
Jasper Warren, a husky young
farmer from Unlondale. says the
Scranton Times of Wednesday, has,
had enough experience with whiskey
and police in the last twenty-four
hours to drive him to temperance for
tho rest of his life, or whenever he I
visits Scranton, at least.
Jasper and his father camo to
town yesterday and bought a horso.
Jasper bought something else, too,
and his efforts to carry it and drive
the horse at the same time led to his
being arrested on Wyoming avenue
in the early afternoon," on charges
of drunkenness and reckless driving.
Magistrate Millar Imposed a ten-dollar
fine and Jasper gained his free
dom when he came across with that
amount in the early evening. At 9
o'clock Patrolman Hatfield sighted
the Unlondale man on Spruce street,
driving tho horse in the same man
ner that led to his arrest earlier
In the day. Investigation disclosed
the fact that he had bought a brand
new horse, and for the second time
he landed in a cell at headquarters.
Again charged with drunkenness and
reckless driving, he was arraigned
in police court this morning and the
magistrate gave him a carbon copy
of yesterday s dose ten dollars or
thirty days. Jasper is twenty-four
years old, ruddy-faced and broad
shouldered. He blames the allure
ments of the city for his downfall.
Warren senior came to the young
man's rescue this afternoon and paid
the fine.
PERSONAL MENTION.
Mrs. Harvey Welch is a guest of
relatives In Binghamton.
County Treasurer W. W. Wood
spent Thursday in Port Jervis.
Miss Elizabeth Cortrlght was a
Scranton visitor on Wednesday.
Mrs. G. William Pell was a recent
guest of relatives in Carbondale.
Joseph Jacobs was attending to
business in Scranton on Wednesday.
James Baker, of North Main
street, who has been ill, is improv
ing. Mrs. Fred B. Whitney and Miss
C. Lou Hardenbergh are In the Me
tropolis.
Miss Minnie Blankenberg has re
turned to her home in Carbondale af
ter a brief visit in town.
Mr. and Mrs. Englebert Mezzler
of White Mills, are tho parents of a
son, born on Sunday morning at 11
o clock.
Miss Louise Kennedy, of Hones
dale, is spending a few days with
relatives in town. Deposit Courier
Journal. Mrs. C. W. Johnson, of Honesdale,
is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Fred
W. Lewis, on South Washington
street. Carbondale Leader.
Mrs. Edward A. Lindsay and
daughter, Elizabeth, returned from
Scranton Wednesday, where tho lit
tle girl was taken for medical treat
ment, Dr. C. R. Brady and W. G. Blak-
ney were joined Thursday morning
by Charles H. Dorflinger at White
Mills. They will spend the week
end at Cape Cod, Mass.
Mrs. Willard Penwarden and two
sons, Millard and Norman, of this
place, are guests of tho f ormer s
brother, Theodore Kreitner, at Bay
side, Flushing, L. I., N. Y.
R. R. Stowell, special insuranco
representative of the Dubugne fire
insurance company, whose head
quarters are at Harrisburg, was a
visitor in Honesdale on Wednesday.
Miss Mayme Igo returned Tuesday
from a few days spent In Scranton.
Merton Canfleld, who since Janu
ary 1st has been absent from his du
ties at the express office, resumed
work May 1st.
Mrs. Georgo W. Decker is visiting
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wil
lard Coon, Clarks Green. Mr. Deck
er will leave on Friday for that
place, whero he will spend the week
end and Sunday.
Harry Phillips, who for a few
months has been employed as fore
man in tho Blrdsall shirt factory in
Honesdale, has returned to his home,
Pottstown, where he has secured a
similar position.
Attorney R. M. Salmon Is enjoying
a ten days' trip in tho South. Ho Is
stopping this week at Seneca, S. C.
Before returning home ho will visit
Atlanta, Ga., Richmond, Va., and
Washington, D. C.
Edwin Woodln, of Rochester, N.
Y., Is a guest of relatives In Hones
dale. It Is ten years since Edwin's
last visit here. Ho says a number
of noticeable changes have taken
place since he left Honesdale.
Miss Mann, buyer for Marshall &
Fields, Chicago, visited the Hones'
dale cut glass establishments on
Tuesday whero she loft a number of
substantial orders. Miss ,.Mann
makes semi-annual visits to Hones
dale.
Mrs. Oscar Graham, who had been
spending some time at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Varcoe hero, left
for her homo in Oswego, Illinois, on
Tuesday morning. She expected to
stop over at uurralo ana Niagara
Falls enroute.
Reginald Thompson, son of Her
bert Thompson, foreman In the ele
vator works, left Thursday morning
for the Pacific coast. Before re
turning home ho will visit San Fran
cisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Now
York and other cities of note.
Mrs. Georgo Rodman and daugh
ters havo rented No. 5 apartment in
the Durland brick block. They will
occupy the rooms June 1st. Mr. and
Mrs. E. A. Lindsay have leased apart
ment 'No. 2 in the same block and
will take Immediate possession.
Isaac Lovelass, of Fallsdale, was a
Honesdale visitor on Wednesday of
this week. Mr, Lovelass is one of
the substantial citizens of that part
ot Old Wayne and when he does
coma to iHonesdale on a business
trip he finds many Honesdale friends
on. every nana to greet mm,
ESCAPE FROM JAIL
JUMPS FROM ROOF OF JAIL AND
SWIMS THE LA CICAWAXEN
RIVER TO SAFETY.
"Frcncliy" Also Attempts Escape But
in Jumping Ho Breaks His Leg
nnd is Again Locked ui Sheriff
nnd Detectlvo Arc After Polt.
Peter Polt and John Stouquert,
two prisoners serving time In the
county jail, escaped from the jail
Thursday afternoon about 1:30, by
climbing through a hole in the ceil
ing of the front part of tho Jail and
thus gaining the roof. There was a
board off one side of the cupola and
the two men crawled through this
and made their way to the edge of
the roof and then jumped to tho
ground a distance of about twenty
feet. Polt managed to jump safely
and made for the Lackawaxen riv
er, which he swam to tho opposite
bank and he was seen by people liv
ing on River road to make off at
top speed in the direction of tho?
Cliff road.
"Frenchy," as Stoquert Is more
commonly known, was less fortunate
however, and in making the jump,
he collided with a fence door in the
rear of the jail and sustained a brok
en leg. He managed to crawl to the
front of the building where lio dxejg
himself up into the lawn swing
which is in front of the sheriff's
house and called for help. Mrs.
Kimble went out to see what was
the matter and finding Frenchy in
agony, she know at once SrfiaJ bag
happened. On questioning tho man
she found that Polt had also escap
ed. Sheriff Kimble was called and
when he found out what had happen
ed he called Detective Spencer. Polt
had an hout"s start on the officers,
who took the road leading back of
Irving Cliff. They could find no
trace of the man and returned a
couple of hours later. They will
make a thorough search later.
Frenchy was again locked in his
cell to await the return of the sher
iff and Dr. Ely was called to set the
member. The left limb had been
fractured at the ankle.
Polt and .Frenchy were among the
number of prisoners in the county
jail who had been given the privil
ege of tho main corridor Instead of
being locked in their cells. There is
a hole leading to the attic above the
outer corridor but the men were in
the Inner section and the door was
locked between the two. How they
got through is a mystery as Sheriff
Kimble says he is positive he locked
the door. There Were two benches
In the outer corridor which were
probably used to stand on. Tho
opening in the ceiling was grated
and locked so a heavy iron must
have been used to break the lock.
Frenchy is a notorious character
of Hawley, who "was placed in the
Jail here, following some depreda
tions he had committed in this lo
cality. He was charged with lar
ceny and receiving and one or two
other counts and was was being
held awaiting the action of the June
grand Jury.
Peter Polt had been a notorious
character around town for many
years and in 1911 was sentenced by
Judge Searle to leave the town. Sev
eral months ago he came back and
was arrrsted on an old capias the
sheriff had and also on the charge
or assault and battery on Leonard
Mebbs, a glass cutter. He had been
held for court in default of bail.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL.
Front yards are generally clean.
It is the back yard and alleyway that
will be found to need sprucing up.
Get rid of all refuse.
Darwin Penwarden, of Carley
Brook, received a can of walleyed
pike from the Pleasant Mount hatch
ery, Thursday morning.
In the Methodist Episcopal
church, Sunday morning the offer
tory solo will be sung by Miss Mary
Jones. The solo at night will bo
sung by Joseph Jacobs.
Douglas Coleman and family
of Unlondale have sold their home
and are moving to Lestershire, N.
Y. Mrs. Coleman was formerly Miss
Jennie Chittenden, a Wayne county
teacner.
A few of Mr. and Mrs. A. M.
Lelne's friends tendered them a sur
prise at their homo last Tuesday
evening, the occasion being the
tenth anniversary of their marriage.
A very pleasant evening was spent.
The Borden Milk Shinning sta
tion at East Honesdale is shipping
C.000 quarts of milk daily, a gain
of over 2,000 quarts In three
months. This establishment Is an
other Honesdale industry that Is do
ing considerable to' build up the
town.
Adam C. James, of Lakevllle. was
a business caller in town on Tues
day.
John .H. Stegner, who has been
critically 111, is rapidly regaining his
health ana is now well on the road
to recovery. Ho has been in his
store on several occasions of lato,
which Is news that delights his
many acquaintances.
Miss Allco Walters, of River
street, was operated upon for bone
tuberculosis by Dr. A. W. Smith and
Dr. H. B. 'Ely Thursday morning.
Miss Rickert, professional nurse, of
Cherry Ridge, is in charge. Miss
Walters is doing nicely. Tho bone
of the right leg was affected.
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Greene have
returned to their homo here, having
spent the greater part of the winter
in New York at Hotel Van Rensal
lear. Mr. Greene is prepared to take
up his law practice where he left off
when he wont to New York to en
gage in literary work last, winter.
Ex-Sheriff M. Lee Braman arriv
ed home from Iowa on Tuesday
night. Ho made a rapid trip, and a
large consignment ot horses will
reach Honesdale in a day or two.
He has a Tery interesting announce
ment In our advertising columns to
day. Better turn and look It over
while you think about It.