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71st YEAR. --NO. 39
HONESDALE, WAYNE 00., PA., TUESDAY, MAY 13, 1913.
PRICE 2 CENTS
HOLD ANNUAL MEETING
INTERESTING REPORTS OF SEC
RETARY AND TREASURER
Session largely Attended Election
of Ofllcers and Other Business
On Monday afternoon, May 12th,
1013, nt three o'clock, the twenty
second annual meeting of the Hones
dale Improvement Association was
held In tho City Hall. There was a
goodly number of ladles In attend
ance. Miss Caroline Petersen pre
sided at the meeting. Very encourag
ing reports were read by the differ
ent officers and much Interest was
shown. The association has been
very successful during the past year,
and has done much along the lines
of improvement and toward beautify
ing our town. The different reports
which wore very interesting and en
Report of Jennie M. Ball, Secretary.
During the year ending May 1,
1913, eleven meetings of tho execu
tive committee and one annual meet
ing, making twelve in number, have
been held. As some people do not
Just understand of whom tho execu
tive committee consists, I would
state briefly that it is composed of
the President, three vice-presidents,
secretary, treasurer, nine other mem
bers elected at tho annual meeting;
also the chairman of the Standing
Committee and Assistant Secretary.
Those mentioned constitute tho
executive committee, the same meet
ing regularly, the last Monday of
each month, the said meetings hav
ing been held in the parlors of Pro
tection Fire Company and in the
teachers' room of the High school
Tho places of meetings were very
kindly offered tho Association by tho
Are company and Prof. Oday for
which we extend to them our sincere
The Standing Committee of the
year, have been the same as last
year, namely, Membership, Sanita
tion, Children's Auxiliary, Flower
and Parks. These have met at the
call of their respective chairman.
As many letters of inquiry come to
us, asking Just what work the Asso
ciation does, I would make answer:
First, all members conscientiously
try to keep their own homes and
door yards free from all debris, hav
ing beautifully kept lawns and gard
ens. The paper cans placed upon the
main streets and public places are
kept in repair, emptied and painted,
also new ones added as required.
The parks are daily looked after
by some one, especially employed by
tho committee, paper and litter of all
Kinus Deing taicen care or ana re
moved. The fountain in the river,
needs no excuse for its being, as its
beauty speaks for Itself. The flower
beds at the street ends, the grass
neatly trimmed and benches placed
offer attractive sights to the passer
by, who perhaps does not realize
how much thought, labor and money
is being spent to produce the results
so pleasing and restful.
Tho Association does not always
receive from some the credit duo it,
but were tho work to completely stop
for one year, the difference wouldi
be much In evidence. Civic cleanli
ness is next to civic rightousness and
in fact is a good part of it.
The members of the Association
havo all been very Interested in the
splendid work of tho Public Library
jommiuee, ana nave given their aid
nuciiuvci iJu&Biuiu. mo tjieaning-up
week, the first week of May, being
designated as such, is now recogniz
ed and kept faithfully.
Tne effective work of the Chil
dren's Auxiliary, Mrs. H. A. Oday
chairman, is shown in her report
wmuu report, at ner request, 1 will
include. The seeds are obtain
from thfi Hnmn finrflnnlrtp. Accnntn.
lion, one Denny ner nackaen.
Report of Mrs. H. A. Oday.
The total seed order for the vpnr
xaj.5 was 4,ouo packages of seeds,
They were distributed anions: Hones.
dale nilhlln Knhnnla nnrl cnlinnlp
siae tne borouch.
At a flower show in the H. H. s.
bullding wore exhibited the results
of the flower and vficrntnhln nooda
sold to the children at a nnnnv n
Prizes were awarded as follows:
in in n iiiiini. UHriHi'r ii nwar in o imn
quet, Ruth McMullen: for the lan?-
ena inomaR! rnr tun mnot nt-Hoti.
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Leah Klmhln. flhnrloa Onlntiow nn1
ujju uijst won me tnree vegetable)
ThO flower fihnw wnn rnntlnuwl In.
II I 11 M Hvoninn linn fl mil.liinl w n
uuiu ul which I linn inn Tin 7 n a vitava
rlvfin t h n r li H f i rnn rl ,1 t
Tho linumintR nf flnwnra nt Jio
uiu uuauu uuu Hem. to inn Ntnrn
lospitai in scranton. The apprecia
lon of the gift is expressed in tho
unowing leuer: luopyj
State Hnanltnl. Rftrnntnn to
..uv.jj" UUilVi auuuuil) J1UUUUUU10,
Dear Sir; Wn rernltrnrl nn Rntui..i..
lirht bores of flnwnra ivVilnti linti.
een distributed through the wards
1 iuu uospiiui.
Please convey to tho donors my
est thanks for their lrlndnoaa
ssuro them that their gifts were
reatly appreciated by the patients.
(Signed by Supt.)
Sand nrrlnr fnr n!n flnrtnt wo
,000 larger then ever before.
mkb, uuay, unairman.
The comlnc Chautauaua has thn
earty good will and support of all
no nro working and planning that
to same may bo Indeed successful
a wiae reaching in Its Influence
IN THE INTEREST OF PEACE.
Cold Spring Neighbors Como to Law
to Settle Grievances, Then Shako
Hands and Malco Up.
"Love thy neighbor as thyself,"
was the gist of tho altercation that
was peaceably settled in 'Squire
Smith's office on Friday morning.
The two neighbors thus appealed to
wore Frank Scudder and Grant
Douglas, who live on adjoining
farms noar Cold Spring. They havo
not been tho best of friends for
some time and the affair came to a
climax one day last week, according
to Scudder, when Douglas stopped
him in the road near his home and
threatened to maltreat him. Hitch
ing up his horse he camo to Hones
dale and took out a warrant for
Douglas and had Sheriff Kimble
serve It on him Thursday. Friday
morning they assembled dn 'Squire
Smith's office with their attorneys,
M. J. Hanlan for Mr. Scudder and M.
E. Simons for Mr. Douglas. The at
torneys got their heads together nnd
look their clients out for a heart to
heart talk. AftervconsIderable argu
ment pro and con the men were pre
vailed upon to peaceably settle
their difficulties by having Mr.
Douglas pay the costs of $4.80. This
he agreed to do but refused to pay
any witness fees. It was finally set
tled by the witnesses donating their
services in the Interests of neighbor
ly peace and all parted happily.
During the past three nights
heavy frosts have formed. It is
feared that the vegetation and fruits
to a certain extent is damaged. Ice
formed to the thickness of half an
inch Saturday night and an inch
word was received from E. E.
Avery, Berlin, Monday morning and
he said that, ho was fearful of his
crop of peaches and strawberries.
Mr. Avery said he placed some water
out Sunday night to get the thick
ness of ice, should any form, and to
ills surprise Monday moraine he
found that it was an inch thick. Mr.
Avery has twelve acres of peaches
and about an acre of strawberries.
I lie frost did considerable damace
to early grapes.
BANKRUPTCY CASE SETTLED.
The Burton L. Hnlhert hanlrrnntnv
Case has been settled. Thn nrnfnrrnri
creditors received G8.9 cents on the
dollar, while the unsecured credi
tors have had the pleasure (?) of be
ing torn tnat mere is not a cent com
ing to them.
along educational and social lines.
us an work together" is the
motto of tho Association and how
truly its spirit pervades tho organi
zation needs no tallinir. na It rnvonla
itself constantly. May It continue to'
CrOW Until It la fnilnri In mrnmr Tinmn
until the whole town may become
one in us enort ror civic cleanli
ness and beauty.
JENNIE BALL, Secretary.
REPORT OF TREASURER
Honcsdalo Improvement Association
For Year Ending May 1, 1013.
Dues for 1912 $105.85
Card party in Lyric theatre . . 60.00
Mrs. Loring Gale 25.00
Mr. Mortimer C. Addoms... 10.00
July Interest 40
January Interest 1.64
Miss Petersen, expenses to
Rah way 8.00
Fund on deposit, for care of
Balance on hand May 1st,
Total Receipts $3
R. R. Gager, work in North
Christian Schroeder, cutting
Maple City Green Houses. . .
O. M. Spettiguo, lawn mower,
William Crist, work in Cen
J. H. Cornell, watering flow
er beds in Riverside Park.
Citizen Publishing Co., 500
post cards and printing
Annual dues to State Federa
tion Robert J. Miller, 2 trees in
Central Park and mulch
ing shrubs ;
C. Petersen, prizes for flower
show, $2.00, and labor,
Albert Compton, sweeping
bridge 15 times
J. H. Cornell, shrubs
C. Campfleld, carting rubbish
M. Lee Braman, one load fer
tilizer Mrs. H. A. Oday for "flower
Albert Compton, painting
Michael Korb, transplanting
Albert Compton, labor ....
Erk Bros., cup, chain and
labor at drinking foun
tain Graham Watts, paint
Murray & Co., paint
Walter Crist, weeding around
W. B. Holmes Co., salt ....
Mrs. Forman, iris
Total disbursements $166
Balance on hand May 1st.
TILLIE WEISS, Treas.
After a few remarks by tho presl-
ueni, miss uaroune u. Petersen, Mrs.
W. B. Holmes was elected chairman
nro tem. aftnV -which thn Hlff nranr nr.
fleers were elected for the ensuing
year. Same will appear in the :next
Issue of The Citizen, as we were un
able to get them at the time of going
TALES OF THE LITTLE OLD STONE JAIL
HEN in Hawley on Tuesday
the writer found the good
citizens laughing over
with Peter Polt and John
Stonquert, the two men who climbed
right out on the roof of the county
jail on Thursday, May 1, and then,
like the discontented jail birds that
they were, spread their wings and
flew away. That is, Polt flew away,
but "Frenchy," as Stonquert is
called, found that his flying ma
chine, like that of the famous Darius
Green, was out of order, and when
he came down k'whop! on the hard
ground, his leg was broken. It may
be stretching the idea a little too
much, but there Is an uncontrollable
temptation right here to quote the.
couplet that declares as a matter of
"The bird with a broken pinion
Will ne'er fly as high again."
Even so with "Frenchy," he will
probably never got another chance
to spread his wings and things from
the top of Wayne County's public
What made the Hawley people
laugh was because Honesdale had
been laughing at Hawley for allow
ing "Frenchy" to desert their lock
up. Constable Ed. Richardson said
that it happened like this:
"Frenchy" was put in the receptacle
all right, and then Mr. Rose, the one
who has charge of the building, be
gan removing the ashes from the
heating apparatus. While ho was
absent, some tender-hearted outsid
er took a hammer, a sledge, or some
other equally effective implement
and knocked off tho lock of
"Frenchy's" cell, and that individual
vanished from sight. This incident
seemed very funny to the people of
Honesdale, according to Hawley re
ports, and when "Frenchy" actually
climbed right out of the county jail,
with no tender-hearted fellow on
the outside to help him do the trick,
then it was'Hawley's turn, and you
could have heard the "merry ha-ha"
clear up to the Wangum falls, if not
"And that reminds me," said Mil
lard F. Dorln, when he heard of the
flight of Polt and "Frenchy," "of a
little experience of my own in trying
to catch a flying jail-bird when my
father was Sheriff."
"Did you catch him?"
"Bet your life I caught him. You
see, it was this way: Away back in
well never mind the exact year,
but I know I had just got married,
and one doesn't forget that event
right away well away back" there
let's call it, say, 1870 there was
something doing among tho farmers
of Old Wayne. Farmers killed and
consumed more beef then than they
do now, and an enterprising man
whose name I forget used to go out
with horse and wagon and steal the
farmer's hides not their own hides,
but the hides of the beef cattle they
had slaughtered, and he brought
them into Honesdale by the wagon
load and sold them to our local hide
dealer. It sure was a money-making
HAWLEY MAN IS FOUND DEAD
BODY LAY AT BOTTOM OF WALL
WITH FRACTURED SKULL
AND OTHER INJURIES.
Lackawanna County Ofllclals Mndo
Investigation and Decided That
Henry Masker Died From Bruises
Received From His Fall.
Henry Masker, aged about forty
and a resident of Hawley, says tho
Scranton Tribune-Republican, was
found dead Sunday morning at the
bottom of tho stone wall near John
T. Porter's warehouse on Seventh
street In the rear of tho Central Rail
road of 'New Jersey. Dr. J. Norman
White, assistant county coroner, held
an autopsy and decided that death
was duo to an accident.
Masker had a fracture at tho base
of the skull, his right ear was cut
and he had a bruise over the right
eye. County Detective M. A. Rafter
investigated the case and also decid
ed that Masker fell from the wall.
The man, says Assistant Coroner
White, must havo been dead several
hours before he was found.
Masker went to Scranton Saturday
morning and bought a horse from
Cusick, the undertaker. There was
another man with Masker and the
other man rode the horse to Haw
ley. Masker, Saturday night at 9:30,
engaged a room in the Franklin ho
tel, in Scranton, but did not go to
bed. That is the last seen of him
until his body was found. The acting
coroner and the county detective be
lieve ho wandered to Seventh street
and fell from the wall.
How the man got on the wall or
what ho was doing on the wall Is
a mystery that may never bo explain
ed. Tho supposition, howovor, is
that he probably wandered in his
WOODROW WILSON'S SIGNATURE
AT THE COURT HOUSE.
The autograph of the country's
chief executive, Hon. Woodrow Wil
son, is on Hie in the office of W. B.
Lesher. Reelstnr of Wtlla ntirt tt-
corder of Deeds. The signature ds
mgueu in inx ana graces a certifi
cate attached to a certified copy of
the records and nrnnnniiinf 1
estate of tho late Charles R. Under
wood. The certificate is certified to
by Woodrow Wilson as Governor of
the State of New Jersey and by S.
D. Dickinson, Secretary of State. It
uo uuuuruieu wun yeiiow ribbons and
has a large blue seal of the" said state
in the lower nomnr. Thn norHnrain
.. m. mw VW.V.MVUVW
is unique to say the least and may
uu (juuu ju jur. moaner s omce.
scheme, all right; but he was sus
pected, watched, and Anally ho was
arrested with the goods right in his
possession. Father brought him into
town, horse, wagon, hides and all,
and locked him up for safe keeping.
Tho hearing was held before 'Squire
Macintosh, who committed him to
jail in default of ball to stand for
trial at the next term of court.
"The gate leading to the Sheriff's
residence was one of the old-time
wooden affairs that closed it
self by means of an Iron ball on a
chain one end of which waB fasten
ed to the gate and the other to a tall
post. When father reached the gate
he let loose of his prisoner to open
tho gate, and no sooner had ho done
so than the fellow sprang away like
a rocket and was off for liberty and
a lodge In some vast wilderness. As
he lit out for parts that he hoped
would bo unknown to the Wayne
courity officials, father gave a yell
and started in pursuit.
"I was sitting at an open window
when father hollered and the chase
began. It was in June, and tho day
was hot. Knowing something was
going wrong I sprang out of the
house and leaped over the fence. I
saw the running man peeling off his
coat and legging it for all he was
worth. Father was doing the best
he could, but he was not a young
man any more, and easily became
winded. Others were taking up tho
chase, and I lit right out after the
bare headed and coatless figure in
"As I passed father he yelled
words of encouragement to me, such
as 'Run, little Dorin! That's right!
Run! Run! Run!' and I did my best.
At that time there was a bridge at
the foot of 10 th street, and there
was where the man threw away his
coat. After crossing the bridge tho
chase led up the river road, and
there was a procession of just about
twelve df us, all running for dear
life on a hot June day. When we
were nearlng the brewery I was
about tuckered out, so was the man
ahead, while tho tall-enders were
all walking along, puffing like every
thing and enjoying the scenery. The
man quit running, and I made one
big effort to keep going and caught
up with him. I was too weak to call
out to him in the regulation novel
way, 'halt! you villain! Another
step and you die like a dog!' I felt
more like taking a drink of but
termilk and keeping still. What I
did was to throw my arms around
him and hold him till the others
came up. He begged me to let him
go, and he offered me two hundred
dollars in cash he had on his person,
and said I might have his horse and
wagon as my own If I would only allow-
him to escape.
st "When father and the others
came up they seemed to think by
their talk and actions that I was
something of a runner."
The Citizen man couldn't help
wondering what would have happen
ed had that man only had the start
on his attempt at escape that Polt
and Frenchy had. Probably he
would have flapped his wings and
sailed over Irving Cliff.
"A SUMMER PARADISE.'
The Citizen acknowledges with
pleasure the receipt of a fine copy
of "A Summer Paradise," published
by tho Delaware and Hudson com
pany. The book has an embossed
cover with a small insignia repre
senting a small breaker in the back
ground with a miner standing on one
side of the "D. & H." trademark and
a trainman on tho opposite side. The
Delaware and Hudson is underneath
on a ribbon scroll. Tho book Is re
plete with definite, accurato informa
tion about hotels, boarding houses
ana other points of Interest. The
general text Is prepared in an inter
esting way and continue to nil the
requirements of the summer tourist.
It contains a number of fine half
tone illustrations of the different
places of interest along the D. & H.
line. Honesdale Is well represented
by a number of boarding houses. A
historical sketch of the Stourbridge
Lion, the first locomotive to run on
the American continent, which oc
curred at Honesdale August 8, 1829,
is given. For 6 cents a copy will be
sent to any address by A. A. Heard,
general passenger agent, Albany,
Death of Mrs. G. S. Prngnell.
Mrs. Grant Pragnell, whose maiden
name was Gussle Wooden, died of
lockjaw In the State Hospital, Scran
ton, on Friday afternoon after an ill
ness of one day's duration. Mrs.
Pragnell became 111 on Thursday.
The family physician believing Mrs.
Pragnell's trouble to bo rheumatism,
she was removed to the hospital,
where it was discovered that she was
suffering from lockjaw. Before aid
could be given she passed away.
Mrs. Pragnell was the mother of 11
children, seven of whom survive.
She was 42 years of ago the 27th of
last April, and was a daughter of the
late Cyrus Wooden. Her mother,
who was Laura Sherwood, one sister,
Mrs. Clarence Bond, besides her hus
band, Grant Pragnell, survive. Mrs.
Pragnell lived In Scranton and tho
remains were brought to Honesdale
for interment Sunday evening on the
Delaware and Hudson train.
The funeral was held from the
homo of her mother, Mrs. Cyrus
Wooden, Fair avenue, Monday after
noon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. G. S.
Wendell officiating. Interment was
made In Rlverdale cemetery.
FOURTH CLASS POSTMASTERS
An Executive order throwing open
to Democrats tho 37,000 postmaster
ships of the fourth class, which had
been placed in the civil service was
signed by President Wilson Wednes
day. Democrats can now scramble
for the fourth-clasB poatofffeeg,
CAUGHT IN SHAFTING;
Elton Compton Has Clothes Torn
From Body When Foot Caught
in Pully Wheel in Colo &
Jolin's Saw Mill.
Elton Compton, aged thirty-five
years, employed at tho Colo & John's
saw mill, which is located in Indian
Orchard, on tho Dectaur Hol
bert farm, had his clothes caught in
a low shafting early Saturday morn
ing and every strip of clothing was
torn from his body except his shirt
and in addition to this he sustained
very severe injuries about the abdo
men. Compton was employed as a tall
starter at the mill and went to work
about seven o'clock Saturday morn
ing. Half an hour later he removed
his coat and in order to hang it up
he had to step over a low shafting.
In doing this his trousers were
caught in the wheel and twisted off.
Compton tried to pull himself away
but the effort was useless and he was
dragged farther into tho wheel. The
twisting of tho clothes as they were
torn from the body caught the flesh
near the abdomen and tore a consid
erable portion of the skin. There
was several bruises on his limbs.
The wounds were very painful but
tho man was not rendered uncon
scious. Edward Cole, one of the
owners of tho mill, was in the room
at the time, and came to the man's
assistance. He brought the man to
Honesdale In an auto where Drs. Ely
and McConvlll gave their attention
to tho case. The man was put under
the influence of ether while a slight
operation was performed. Tho doc
tors state that Compton will be un
able to do any work for several
weeks. Ho has a wife and family
at Indian Orchard.
Levi Pcmvnrdcn Through Attorney
Ilolr Makes Application Before.
Judge Scarlo This Afternoon.
Peter H. Iloff, as tho attorney for
Levi W, Penwarden, a stockholder
in the Honesdale Footwear company,
presented a petition before the court
today asking for the appointment of
a receiver for the Honesdale Foot
wear Company to lake charge of tho
affairs of the company. The action
is being brought for the purpose of
getting the insurance amounting to
about $39,000 for distribution among
tne preferred stockholders 01 the
company. Tlie plant of the Hones
dale Footwear company burned on
February 21st last and the Insur
ance has not been paid because of
the fact that no agreement can be ar
ranged between the officers of the
company and the stockholders. Mr.
Krantz alleges that he was offered
$36,000 but refused to settle for that
amount and is holding out for the
full amount of Insurance.
Judge Searle named Wednesday,
May 28, at 10 o'clock in the morning
as the day for a hearing on the ap
plication for a receiver with notice
for the attorneys to put in an ap
pearance at the hearing. P. H. Iloff
and C. A. Garratt aro the attorneys
for Mr. Penwarden and other stock
holders. Attorneys C. A. McCarty
and C. P. Searle appeared for Mr.
Krantz and the Honesdale Footwear
HAWLEY COAL COMPANY TO
BE MADE DEFENDANTS.
Summons Hns Been Issued; Declara
tion Will Ask for Dainnges for
Death of Richard Roberts.
A precipe has been filed with
Prothonotary W. J. Barnes, by Mum
ford & Mumford, attorneys for Mrs.
Clara Roberts asking that a sum
mons be issued against the Hawley
Coal company. It Is understood that
tho firm of attorneys above mention
ed will flle an action in trespass
against tho Hawley Coal Company in
a few days setting forth damages to
their client for the loss of her hus
band, Richard Roberts, several
months ago when he was hit on the
head with a wrench while in the
employ of that company. Tho injury
ho received at that time, caused his
death which occurred on Thursday
night of last week. The amount that
is to be asked for in the suit is not
ALDENVILLE FARMER INJURED.
Willis Hopkins, a farmer living
near Aldenville, was badly injured
Friday when his team of horses were
frightened while working in a field
on his farm. The supposition is that
the horses were frightened by a
woodchuck or other small animal and
started on a mad run. Mr. Hopkins
had been spreading fertilizer arid
was in a wagon. A board in the bot
tom broke and he fell through the
opening. In falling his feet caught
beneath the wagon and he was
dragged somo distance. Dr. Edward
W. Burns, of Honesdale, was called
and found the man in a serious con
dition. His Injuries, which were
numerous, were dressed according to
the best skill of the doctor, but the
man Is still in a critical condition.
BANKRUPTCY PETITION FILED
AGAINST THE nERALD.
Scranton, May 12.
N. A. Hulbert, of this city, a direc
tor in the Herald Press Association,
of Honesdale, publishers of tho Her
ald, a newspaper in that borough, to
day filed, a potltlon in tho United
States court here asking that the
company be declared bankrupt. He
alleges that the company owes debts
In excess of $5,000, most of which
Is unsecured. He sets forth that he
holds two notes on which he loaned
the company $1,300. Tho petition
was filed by Attorneys Searle & Sal
mon, of Wayno county.
Dr. P. B. Petersen was called to
Newark, N. J., last Friday where he
was In consultation with Drs. Blood
good, of Baltimore, and Twlnch, of
Newark, bone specialists, in regards
to a bono affection upon a leg of
his little niece, Helen Bush.
ROBERTS DIES IN HOSPITAL
RECEIVED MARCH 37 AT HAW
LEY COAL CO. WAS1IERY
WHEN STRUCK BY WRENCH.
AVounds Thought Trifling Went to
Stato Hospital First Operated
Upon nt Burns' Hospital Tuesday
Died Tliursdny Night.
Richard Roberts, aged 21 years,
of Hawley, who was operated upon
at Dr. Burns hospital, Scranton,
died Thursday evening, May 8, at
9:45 o'clock, without regaining con
sciousness since the operation. Mr.
Roberts was injured last March at
the washery of the Hawley Coal
company when a heavy wrench fell,
hitting him on the head. He 'had
been sent into a narrow shaft-like
room which extends the entire length
of tho washery. Other workmen
were at the top of the shaft tighten
ing loose bolts in the machinery and
it is thought that one of them drop
ped the heavy wrench accidentally
which struck Roberts on the head.
Dr. Catterall dressed the wound at
the time and said that the scalp was
torn open. Tho blow was a glancing
one. Several physicians attended
him at different times and he was
taken to tho State hospital, Scran
ton, and he did not get any better.
On Tuesday he was taken to Dr.
Burns' hospital, where an operation
was performed by Drs. Reedy and
White, but he died two days later.
Richard Roberts Is survived by his
young wife, who is stricken with
grief; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
Roberts, of East Honesdale, who also
feel the loss keenly, and three broth
ers, namely, George, Fred and Syl
vester, and two sisters, Helen and
Rachael. Mr. Roberts was born in
'East Honesdale and had been em
ployed by the Hawley Coal company
for several years.
The remains arrived In Honesdale
on the Delaware & Hudson train Fri
day afternoon and were taken to tho
home of his bereaved parents at
East Honesdale. The funeral ser
vices were held from the home Sun
day afternoon at half-past two
o'clock, Rev. W. H. Hiller officiating.
Interment was made in Indian Or
BRINGS SUIT FOR S103.52.
Joseph Bronson, as Executor,
Through Attorneys, File State
ment Roynlties on Coal in
Clinton in Question.
A suit has been started in the lo
cal court by Joseph G. Bronson, ex
ecutor of the estate of Juliette Ar
nold, deceased, through his attor
neys, Kimble & Hanlan, of Hones
dale, and Robert D. Stuart, of Car
bondale. The suit is for the recov
ery of $103.52 with interest from
February 1913 from the Clinton
Falls Coal "Company, which amount
Bronson claims was to have been
paid Mrs. Arnold for coal royalties.
The statement filed by the plain
tiff sets forth that on June 7, 1888,
William Arnold entered into a lease
with Walter M. Leek for all of his
undivided half Interest in all coal
under, certain lands in Clinton
township, this county. He was to re
ceive twelve and one-half cents per
ton royalty on every ton of coal
mined. The land finally went to
Mrs. Arnold and who claimed the
amount had never been paid. Mr.
Bronson, as the executor of her es
tate, after her death, brings the suit
for tho recovery of tho amount duo
from the Clinton Coal company.
CELEBRATION OF KEYSTONE
The Keystone Literary Society of
the Ariel High school held a picnic
in the park Tuesday, May 6th, chap
eroned by Professor J. D. Storm.
Forty-two members and three visi
tors partook of a bounteous repast.
Each one present was asked to
give a speech or a toast. Tho time
was merrily and profitably spent.
Professor Storm addressed the so
ciety and commended the members
upon their good work the past year.
It was decided to hold an annual
picnic to celebrate the close of the
school term in speeches, song and
feasting before entering upon the
Much credit Is due the committee
of six appointed to prepare the
feast. After adjournment tho boys"
engaged in a game of base ball,
while the girls trimmed the church
for the commencement exercises.
All those present reported a good
ENGAGEMENT OF MISS
'A number of friends and members
of the Honesdale Presbyterian
church choir assembled at the home
of Miss Jane Hagaman, North
Boulevard, Friday evening, In re
sponse to an invitation issued by Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Hagaman. At the
proper time Mr. Hagaman, in words
most fitting for the occasion, an
nounced the engagement of his
daughter, Jane Delfrelda, to Mr.
Harold Lansing Keith, of New York
City. A three-course luncheon was
deftly served. The menu consisted of
chicken salad, olives, strawberry
ice cream, cake, and fruit punch.
Cards furnished other amusement
for the evening.
The prizes were won by Elizabeth
Lawyer, N. Frank Frailey, and Louis
Mackley. Among those present were:
Misses Margaret Eborhardt, Ida Em
mons, Jessica Robinson, May Robin
son, Elizabeth Lawyer, Ruth Lord,
Verna Relrdon, Anna Relrdon, Jane
D. Hagaman, of Honesdale; Noel
Woodward of Bpthany, and Mrs. E.
F. Amos of Waymart, and Frank
Jenkins, Frank Frailey, Joe Bodle,
Harold Rowland, Louis Mackley,
Woston Parker, Wm. Relrdon, How
ard Hagaman and Dr. C. F. Barager,
of Honesdale, and Harold F, Keith of
New York City. Dainty refreshments
were served, Miss Hagaman and
Mr, Keith are both well known In