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71st YBAE.-NO. 42
HONBSDALB, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, MAY 23, 1913.
JUMPS THROUGH WINDOW;
HOUSE RAGING FURNACE
IjARGE house and five other
buildings in canaan des
troyed by fire.
Paul Vavorchnlk, Owner, Away
From Homo, Son Escapes Through
AVlndow Farm Known as Jos.
Ryan Flnco Near Canaan Church.
Hearing dishes and bric-a-brac
smashing on tho floor of the next
Toom to where he was sleeping,
Paul Vaverchalk o Canaan, was
.awakened shortly after one o'clock
Tuesday morning to find his room
filled with smoke and the rest of the
house in flames. His room was on
the second floor and when ho awoke
the Are had burned tho stairs and
cut off that means of escape. In
'order to save himself he was obliged
to crawl through the window and
Jump to the ground.
The origin of the flre is unknown
'but it is thought it is tho work of
Incendiaries. Just where it started
is also a mystery for when discover
ed every building on the place was
blazing. It had gained such a, start
that all efforts to check It were
fruitless, and in a few hours aftor
young Vaverchalk was awakened,
the five buildings, including a largo
barn and outbuildings, and the large
house were reduced to ashes.
Paul Vaverchalk and his son live
alone on the property, tho former
having purchased the farm about
four years ago of James Ryan, in
tending to establish a hotel there.
Monday he went to Scranton and tho
son, Paul Vaverchalk, was alono in
the house. Tho place is located
about a quarter of a mile from the
Canaan Catholic church.
There was no stock in tho barns
when they were consumed. About
ten tons of hay was destroyed be
sides' all of the farming tools and
implements and household furniture.
Every building on the place, except
a small outhouse was entirely con
sumed and the loss will probably
reach In the neighborhood of
Mr. Vaverchalk was in Honesdale
"Wednesday and told a Citizen man
that his loss would be considerable
more than that amount. He stated
that he carried insurance to the
amount of 52500 in the Wayne
County Farmers' Fire Insurance
Grace Episcopal church, Sunday,
May 25th. Morning service at 1Q:30;
Sunday school at 12 M. Tho ovening
service will be omitted, that Rector
and congregation may take part in
the annual Grand Army of tho Re
public service at the Presbyterian
church. Extra confirmation class
for adults at Rectory Wednesday
.evening, May 2&. .immediately after
the service in the church, or at 8:15.
Regular confirmation class Thurs
day, at 8:15 p. m.
Rev. Whittaker will hold service
in White Mills on Sunday next at
3 .'15 p. m.
Rev. Jesse Horrman will preach in
the morning in tho Presbyterian
church. In the evening Rev. Will
H. Hiller, pastor of the Methodist
church, will deliver the annual me
morial sermon. Tho public is cor
dially invited to attend.
PARDON REFUSED MRS. LORD.
District Attorney M. E. Simons
left for Harrisburg Tuesday after
noon where he attended tho meeting
of the State Board of Pardons when
the petition of Mrs. Leona Lord,
'for a pardon was considered. Mrs.
Lord was sentenced to tho Eastern
Penitentiary and has now served
about half of her term.
Mrs. Lord was sentenced on Jan.
24, 1911, to a three-year term for
the killing of her brother-in-law, S.
Lord. Attorney C. Stuart Patterson
of Philadelphia, presented the petl
ion for the pardon and argued that
it should be allowed because it is
doubtful what caused tho death of
Siko, May 22.
The C. I. C. class was entertained
at the home of Edna Ridd Saturday
afternoon, May 7. Tho teacher,
Mrs. S. M. Pulls, and tho following
members were present: Verna Bates,
Phebe Bolkcom, 'Ruth Nelson, Katie
Latourette, Edna Ridd, Lucy Alber
ty and Beatrice Kimble.
Mr. and Mrs. Merrltt Bolkcom
and daughter, Nettie of Port Jervis,
visited at F. H. Ridd's and Monroe
Bolkcom's Saturday and Sunday.
Jessie Nelson is assisting Mrs. J.
G. Riefler of Honesdale with her
household duties during the conval
escing period of her two children,
Dorothy and Edward, who submitted
to operations last Sunday. Mrs.
Riefler has many friends in this
vicinity who share her anxiety and
hopes for their speedy return to
O. M. Baker and wlfo have moved
on their farm in Oregon, known as
the O'Neill farm. His sister, Ruth
will occupy the house vacated by
Ray Arthur is homo from Car
bondale where ho has been working
on tho railroad.
Mrs. W. D. Bell, of Port Jorvls, is
visiting her mother, Mrs. Lena Keliy,
Mrs. Elbert Jones entertained the
Book Club on Tuesday evening.
Mrs. Floyd Bortree entertained the
Sunshine circle on Saturday after
noon. M. J. Emery, F. C. Bortree and E.
W. Smith spent Friday night in
Miss Ruth Kelly is spending a few
weeks with Mrs. W. D. Bell at Port
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bigart spent
the week-end in Honesdale.
Miss Frankle Simons has returned
from BoBton 'for tho Summer -vaca-tion.
JAMES GUIDONS DIES
James Gibbons, a glass blower,
died at the home of his sister, Mrs.
Nicholas Klttner, at White Mills,
about half-past one o'clock Thurs
day morning after a short illness. He
had been employed by C. H. Dorfling
er & Sons In White Mills and was
35 years of age. Ho is survived by
three siBters, Mrs. Nicholas Kittncr,
Mrs. Peter J. Schmidt, and Mrs.
Adam Hellman, all of White Mills.
Also by one brother, Nlles Gibbons,
of White Mills. Funeral arrange
ments have not been made.
Death of Mrs. Harry Opcllo.
Mrs. Harry Opello died at her
home at Hoadleys lato Sunday even
ing, aged eighteen years. She is sur
vived by her husband. She had been
a sufferer from tuberculosis and had
recently undergone an operation in
Scranton but they could do nothing
for her. The funeral services were
held at Lakevllle on Wednesday af
ternoon and interment took place
in the Paupack cemetery. The
wife's illness has been a heavy ex
pense to Mr. Opello who is a laborer
in that vicinity but tho generosity
of the neighbors will never bo for
gotten by him.
Death of Thomas M. Malia.
Thomas M. Malia died at his home
in Port Jervis at soven o'clock, Sat
urday evening, after a long illness
of a complication of diseases. He
was aged 43 years.
The deceased was born at Hawley,
Pa., and was the son of Thomas and
Bridget McCarty Mali. He resided
at that place until about ten years
ago, when he went to Port Jervis,
where he had since resided. For
many years he had been in the em
ploy of the Erie Railroad company,
aijd was a conductor on tho Dela
ware Division at the time of his
death. He was a member of Never
sink Division, Order of Railway
Conductors, Port Jervis Aerie, Fra
ternal Order of Eagles of Port Jer
vis, and St. Philomena church of
Those who survive him are one
daughter, Hazel Malia, of Hawley,
and a sister, Mrs. Marvin Good, of
The body was taken to Hawley on
Erie train 2G7 at 11:40 a. m. Mon
day and the funeral was held at
St. Philomenas church at Hawley
on Tuesday morning at ten
o'clock. Interment was made at
Death of naimah J. Mclntlre.
Hannah J. Warwick, relict of the
late Hiram Mclntlre, and for over a
quarter of a century a respected resi
dent of Honesdale, died at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. George B.
Kimble at 1218 Dyberry Place at
:30 o'clock Tuesday morning, May
Mrs. Mclntlre was born In tho
town of Birmington, county of War
wick, England, on August 12, 1827,
and was at the time of her demise
eighty-six years old. She came with
ner parents to this country when a
child and they took up their resi
dence near Beachlake, where they
uvea lor many years. She was mar
ried to Hiram Mclntlre on February
13, 1S47. The last thirty-four years
of her life in this place were spent at
tno nomo of Her daughter, Mrs. Geo.
B. Kimble. She was unusually ac
tive to tho last, despite her advanced
age and had always enjoyed good
health. Last December she suffered
a touch of pneumonia and since that
time she was not as active as before.
Monday she complained of being ill
and took to her bed and died the fol
Mrs. Mclntlre was a devout mem
ber of the Baptist church for many
years, and her entire life had been
spent in doing good to others. She
was baptised at St. Martin's church,
uirminguam, England, on July 13,
Tho following children feel her
loss keenly: Ellas H. Mclntlre, of
urooKiyn, im. y.; Mary E. Dunning.
and Mrs. George B. Kimble, both of
Honesdale. She also leaves one
brother, B. B. Warwick, of Hones
dale, and one sister, Mrs. Julia Or-
cuara or scranton.
She is also survived by ten grand-
cniinren ana seven great-gran d-chil
The funeral services were held
Thursday afternoon at half-Dast two
o'clock from the home of her daugh
ter, airs, iiimoie, on Dyberry Place,
iiev. ueorge a. wendon oillclatlng.
The remains were laid to rest In
the Riverside cemetery.
Rev. Mr. Manship held meeting
at Union Monday, Tuesday and
Mr. and Mrs. James Martlnitz and
son of Long Eddy, spent Sunday with
friends at thin nlnrn.
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Stalker spent
ouuuay at xrrea stalker's.
S. Hawley has improved tho ap
pearance of his house with a coat
of paint. Alva GIfford of Union did
Wm. Varcoe called on friends at
Equinunk Saturday night.
Lydia and Nellie Flynn were call
ers at Galilee oh Tuesday.
Wm. Flynn mado a business trip
to Calllcoon on Wednesday.
BACID3LOR GIRLS GIVE DANCE.
The Bachelor Girls conducted a
very successful "shirt waist" dance
at the Lyric Wednesday evening,
judging from the large number of
dancers. Music was furnished by
Paul Sonner and Miss Hambly
The affair is an annual event and
Invitations were sent out. Tho
young ladles are to bo congratulated
upon their success.
MERCILINTS' DAY A IIOLDDAY.
Merchants' day will bo a holiday
in Honesdale. Arrangements are be
ing made to have all the stores of
the town close their respective
places upon July 23, when every
body is planning to go to Lake Lo-dore.
GIRL DEAD FROM BURNS;
HER SISTER IS DYING
PRESTON PARIC CHILDREN
BURNED AVIIEN GASOLINE IS
POURED ON FIRE.
Vera Haines, 13; Anna Unities, 0,
Victims of Tragedy. Tho Former
Is Dead and tho Latter Not Ex
pected to Live.
Vera Haines, aged thirteen year?,
and her sister, Annn, aged six, were
so severely burned in a flre that de
stroyed their homo near Preston
Park Monday, that the older girl
died at the State hospital In Scranton
early Tuesday morning, whore she
was taken immediately. Tho other
sister, Anna, Is also In the State hos
pital and is in a serious condition.
She Is still unconscious and her
death is expected by the physicians
Tho two girls were left alone In
their home Monday and the older
girl started to prepare dinner. To
help along tho smouldering wood
flre she picked up a can supposing it
to contain kerosene and poured the
contents upon the flre. There was -a
flash of flre from tho stove and the
clothing of the two girls was soon
in flames. The can had contained
gasolene. Tho girls were excited
and did not know what to do. They
rushed from tho house with their
clothing ablaze and ran as far as
When they reached tho settlement
their clothing was almost burned1
away and they were completely ex-'
hausted. Medical attention was giv
en but it was found that their con
dition was so serious that It was
decided to send them to the State
hospital for treatment.
Mr. and Mrs. Haines returned
home Monday and found their home
burned and then learned of tho seri
ous condition of their two children.
They are stricken with grief over
Nelson J. Spencer and wife, Ed'
son P. Kreitner and Edith Wright
Kreitner, of Honesdale, to Edward
A. Wright, of Pleasant Mount, land
in that township; consideration $1.
David Moore et ux. of Manchester,
to Joseph Abraham, executor of the
estate of George Abraham, deceased,
land in Manchester township; $800.
Francis B. Singer et ux. of Haw
ley, to John Llntner, same, land in
Hawley borough; $250.
Michael Monohan, Mt. Pleasant, to
John P. Spencer, same, land in that
Ann Delphlne Kennedy, Union
dale, to Michael Monoghan of Mt
Pleasant, land in Mt. Pleasant town
Nathan B. Sherwood et ux.. Mt.
Pleasant, to George W. Wilcox, same
land in Mt. Pleasant township: S30O
Pennsylvania -Coal Conrpahy" . to
Max jfl. I'rester, Hawley, land in
Hawley borough; $250.
Ellen T. Kennedy and Lyman B.
Kennedy of South Canaan, to
Hiancne iironson, same, land in
South Canaan township: S350.
Delaware and Hudson to Hannah
McGraw, Honesdale, land in Hones
dale borough; S250.
Joseph H. Reynolds et ux. of Da
mascus, to Elizabeth Davis, same,
land In Damascus township; $200.
Frederick W. Kreitner et ux..
Honesdale, to Hugh Gorman, of
uregon, lantt in Oregon township;
Frank Antonlan et ux. of Hones
dale, to Charles Swartwout, of Dy
berry, land in Dyberry township;
should be in every
You men who live on the farm
have got to be heavy workers.
And if you are heavy workers
you require heavy sleep and lots
For heavy sleep is heavy work's
reaction and it's not always easy
for the heavy sleeper to get up
That's whero Big Ben comes
in. He makes it easy every
Big Ben is a truth-telling and
reliable alarm clock.
He gets you up, he never fails.
You're always up on the dot if
n he's in the sleeping room.
See him in my window next time
you come to town. Hear him
greet you Good Morning. He is
well worth meeting, indeed.-"
Sells lots of Big Bens,
STATE OFFICIALS RECOMMEND
TO PAVE NOW.
$17,000 Avnilnblo Which Will
Lost if Not Used This Year.
Representatives Rlegol and
Rounds of tho State Highway De
partment were in Honesdale on Mon
day afternpon in the interest of the
Improvement of Main street. These
gentlemen, together with President
Martin Caufleld of tho town council,
Burgess C. A. McCarty, Hon. E. B.
Hardenbergh and J. D. Weston,
chairman of the Street ana mgnway
committee of the Creator Honesdale
Board of Trade, met in tho latter's
ofllce in the Durland-Weston Shoe
company building to discuss road
matters and arrange for a meeting
of the borough council which will be
held on Friday ovening of this week.
Superintendent Rlegol presented a
draft of Main street made from the
survey taken a few weeks ago by the
State corps. On it wero shown tho
grade, width of street and other im
portant data. In discussing the mat
ter of paving Superintendent Rlegel
told the borough officials that in or
der to secure tho appropriation set
aside for Honesdale that immediate
action ought to be taken. There is
at present about $17,000 available.
Work could begin August 1st, said
Superintendent Riegel, to be com
pleted in three months' time. To ob
tain this appropriation, Mr. Riegel
emphasized the fact that the town
council must avail themselves of the
opportunity offered right now. Su
perintendent Riegel estimated the
cost of paving Main street from the
State bridge to 4th street at about
$50,000. Taking the amount avail
able from the state, say $17,000, to
which can bo added $8,000, the
Street railways's proportion, leaves a
balance of about $25,000 for tho cit
izens and borough to pay. Allowing
for incidentals, the borough's share
or total bonded Indebtedness would
be about $12,000. This amount will
have to be secured before the State
will do any work, or allow its ap
propriation money to be used.
The road will be divided Into six
equal parts. Tho abutting property
owners will be apportioned two
sixths or one-third each of the cost
of paving, the remaining two-sixths
to be taken care of by the Borough
of Honesdale and tho trolley road.
The cause of the existing condi
tions which provide for $G,000 avail
able for the portion of Main street
above the State bridge, if not taken
up this year, would revert back to
treasury; it was deemed advisable
at this meeting by tho State authori
ties as by the borough officials that
the improvement should be extended
from Fourth street north to the
borough line. The road above the
bridge, however, will not bo of
brick, owing to Its cost, but probably
Superintendent Riegel's draft
shows Main street below the State
bridge as being 40 feet wide, except
near the State bridge, where It will
be about 50 feet. Concrete curbing
win De usea.
Parties desiring new service pipes
for water or gas are renuested to
have same laid before July 1st of
EXCHANGE CLUB STILL LEADS
IN THIRD OF SERIES.
Several members of tho local Ex
change club went to Hawley Wed
nesday nicrht where thfiv nlnvnrl tVio
third tournament of pool and pino-
cme in me present series. Tbe Ex
change club won over tho Elites in
pool by 43 points and in pinochle
they were trimmed by 80 points.
The series now stands in favor of
Honesdale as follows: Pool 93
points; pinochle 2005 points. The
score in pool was as follows:
Suydam .". 96
A BEAUTIFUL SIGHT
If You Look at tho South Window of
Eric Brothers' Store You'll Say
Which Is the more tempting, the
south display window of Erk Broth
ers' hardware store, or Wayno coun
ty tea tables set with the "Roches
ter" goods UBed in that window dis
play? Well, look tho window over
very carefully and then decide for
But about that window: It'B a
beauty, and is as tomptlng as a dish
of Wayne County wild strawberries
and cream. Tho background is a
deep orange in color, and all over it
are placed in harmonious and artistic
contrast various "Rochester" arti
cles of solid copper beautifully and
substantially nicklod, shining like
In this collection of beautiful
"Rochester" articles, every one of
which Is for sale at Erk Brothers'
store, there are Tea Kettles, Casser
oles, Chafing Dishes, Tea Pots, Cof
fee Pots, Cream Pots, Sugar Shells,
Coffee Urns, Servers, Crumb Sets,
Butter Dishes, Casters for Salt, Pep
per and Vinegar, Individual Salt and
Pepper Shakers, Mugs, and other
The articles to which heat Is ap
plied, such as Casseroles and Chaf
ing Dishes, are shown in makes for
either alcohol flamo or for electric
This beautiful window display is
only one of a series that have been
exhibited In tho past and that will
be shown in the future. Those dis
plays are always made of articles
to be found in tho store and are
works of art, every one of them.
If you live on a farm and have
a cow or two, or a dozen or two, af
ter you have looked that window all
over, Just Btep Inside the store and
tell somebody you want to examine
tho "Blue Bell" cream separator.
Now, don't forgot. Advt.
MEMORIAL SERVICES IN
CHURCH SUNDAY EVENING
REV. HILLER, ON ACCOUNT OF
ILLNESS OF DR, SWIFT, WILL
Veterans of Civil nnd Spanish War,
Drum Corps and Members of Co.
E Will March to tho Church in
Captain James Ham Post, No.
198, G.- A. n., will hold the Me
morial services in the Presbyterian
church, this year, on Sunday even
ing, May 25. On account of the ill
ness of Dr. W. H. Swift, Rev. Will
H. Hiller will deliver the Memorial
sermon. It will bo a union service.
The pastors and congregations of all
the other churches are cordially In
vited to attend and co-operate in the
services.. Tho members of Captain
James Ham Post, Spanish War Vet
erans, members of Company E,
Thirteenth Regiment, N. G. P., and
tho Maple City Fife and Drum
Corps will meet at the Post rooms
on Main street that evening at G:30
o'clock. Graham Watts, Post Com
mander. The program for tho exercises on
Decoration Day has not yet been
completed but the speaker of the
day will be Charles P. Searle, Esq.
The address to the old veterans at
the bridge will be delivered by Rev.
C. C. Miller, and Chester A. Garratt,
Esq., will deliver the address to the
unknown dead at the cemetery.
The local post now has a mem
bership of about thirty veterans of
tho Civil war, having lost two by
death during tho past year. Those
two were Henry Wilson and Louis
Jeitz. The complete program of the
exercises for Memorial Day will be
given next week.
The annual encampment at
Gettysburg during July of this year
will be attended by a largo number
of tho members of the local post.
The following have made application
for transportation to Gettysburg:
Hon. Joel G. Hill, John E. Cook,
Peter Collum, Wm. E. Justin, Isaac
H. Ball, W. W. Wood, Graham
Watts, M. E. Lavo, Jacob F. Katz,
Samuel Found, Georgo E. Brown,
A. M. Henshaw, Philip Reining, Jas.
Johns, Earl Sherwood, Mortimore
Brandymore, Julius Bussa. AddII
cation blanks can be had of Graham
Watts, post Commander.
This Thursday evening at the
Hleh school will ho n mootlnt. In tho
interest of tho women, along the
iine 01 sunragette movement and.
civic improvement. A cordial invi
tation is nxtnnrlml in tlm pontine oov
to be present. The speaker will be
Miss Lyda Stokes Adams. Miss
Aaams is on a lecturing tour and
stops at Honesdale on her way from
Montrosfi tn ATllfnrd Klin In clnlm.
ed to bo one of tho best talkers in
tne interest or woman suffrage.
Come out and honr hnr. Tim T-flo-h
school orchestra will furnish music
aunng tne evening.
DOWN HAWLEY WAY
(Continued From Pago Eight.)
and DODUlar rilRtnriltiTi nf tlin Erin's
gates at the Main avenue crossing, is
Seriously ill. linrlnr the. ran nf nr.
Rodman. Indeed, his condition was
hucu mat on Monday Dr. Powell of
nuucsuaie, was caned in consulta
tion. A trained nurse, Miss Susio
Cross, Is In attendance.
Mr. Male Is a brother of Wayne
County's County Commissioner, John
Male, and used to live, when a young
man, in Cherry Ridge in tho Sander
Hawley Gleanings of
General nnd Personal Nature.
Dr. Russell Wall, of Scranton,
visited his parents In Hawley last
Miss Loretta Nailing, of Port Jer
vis, who attended tho Elite dance
last Friday night, after spending two
days with her friend, Jennie Sulli
van, of Wangum avenue, returned to
her homo on Sunday last.
Frank Miller, of Dunmore, was a
Hawley caller on Sunday last.
After a week's sickness Erie en
gineer Schenck Hobday has resum
Among thoso who attended the
Elite dance on Friday night last was
John Murtha, of Honesdale.
John Neary, operator at the East
Hawley tower, went to his home in
Jermyn on Friday last on account of
sickness. His condition is not con
sidered as very serious. Operator
Thorpe, of Dunmore, is working at
the tower in Neary's place.
Mrs. Ivan Swingle has returned to
HawlOV from n Srrnntnn hnonltnl
whero she was subjected to a slight
uperuuon, ano is tno wife of tho
Hawley yard engineer.
Floyd Swingle, son of Fred.
Swingle, an East Side merchant, was
taken to a Scranton hospital on
Monday to be treated for an en
largement of tho throat. His condi
tion is not considered as of a very
On Saturday last brakomen Chas.
Clifford and John McHale, of Dun
more, wero callers in Hawley.
John Murray, of Scranton, visited
E. J. Richardson on Church street,
Calvin Crane, tower man at
Adella, visited his mother at Port
Jervis on Friday last. David Solver
son worked In Crane's place while he
was on bis visit.
CHICAGO STOCK MARKET
Chicago, 111., May 22. The grain
market closed strong. Stocks also
closed stroncr nnrl nnt
Paclflo as leader. The market open-
ou wjiu iuwor prices, second hour
continued dull and firm.
MRS. FIUEDEWALD'S READING.
Mrs. Salo Frledewald will be in
Honesdale acnln nn Riinpdm,
she will read from the work of Hen
ri lUBen, -An janemy or the People"
HOME ANDjiffOREIGN MISSJON'
ARY SOCfSSlES IN SESSION. '
Interesting Remarks of Miss Camp
bell nnd Mrs. O. R. Henry.
The first sub-district missionary
meeting of the Methodist church was
held in Honesdale on Thursday of
this week. Despite tho Inclemency
of the weather a good representation
of tho districts nearby was present.
The rally was called to order at 10
o'clock. Mrs. James Bush led in
devotions after which Rev. Will H.
Hiller gave the address of welcome.
Interesting reports were then giv
en on the history of Missionary or
ganizations of the Honesdale sub
district. The first was read by Mrs
James Johns of Bethany, and told
what has been accomplished at that
place. Carley Brook was reported
by Mrs. J. H. Boyce, while Mrs. C. S.
Seward told what had been done by
the Honesdale organization. The
Hawley report was deferred until af
ternoon, owing to tho absence of the
representative of that place.
The Women's Homo Missionary
Society Study book for 1913, "Mor
monism," was conducted by Mrs.
Blake of Bothany. It was exceedingly
interesting and several good
thoughts were presented in an in
telligent manner. After singing,
Mrs. E. H. Clark gave a historical
sketch of the Foreign Missionary
society since organization, 25 years
ago. inis was loiiowed by short
addresses mado by Rev. J. H. Boyce,
of Carley Brook, and Rev. A. C.
Olver of Bethany. Noontide prayer;
adjournment. Lunch was served to
the delegates, and members of both
Home and Foreign Missionary so
cieties in the parlors of tho church.
The afternoon session was called
to order by Mrs. James Bush. Af
ter singing and devotions led by
Mrs. D. B. Long, the History of tho
Women's Foreign Missionary. Society
was presented. "China's New Day,"
Women's Foreign Missionary Study
book for 1913, was described by
Miss Elsie Gilpin.
After singing, Miss Elizabeth
Campbell, of Scranton, gave her in
structive talk upon "India and Mal
aysia." Sho said, among other
things, that India had 150,000
castes. The people of that country
are very poor, owing to their de
pendence upon what products they
enn t'ttlso, tho chief food raised being
rice, The average income of the
litives is one and a half cents per
day. She also spoke about the
Lepers, telling of their charaterls
20,000,000 Widows in indJa.
.Miss Campbell mado tho startling
statement that there are twenty-six
millions of widows In India. Twen
ty thousand are under five years of
age. The children of India are mar
ried between the ages of 3 to 5 to
10 years and of the number of wid
ows mentioned they will remain so
Miss Campbell also spoke of tho
people of Borneo commonly called
as "head-eaters." Work among this
class of people is just beginning. It
is their delight to murder and se
cure the scalps of their tribe.
Miss Campbell, who spent two
years in India as a kindergarten
teacher, is a very enthusiastic work
er. Her chief work is to interest
the student body to go out into the
After a song by two littlo Hawley
girls the literary program was con
tinued. The next speaker was Mrs.
Henry, of Sayre. She spoke of the
growth of tho Home Missionary
work. During 1911-12 the organi
zation at large has increased 10,084
now members, making a total mem
bership of 159,433. The theme of
Mrs. Henry's talk was "America for
Christ." Owing to the Citizen go
ing to press while the rally is in ses
sion wo are unable to give organiza
tion or a complete account of the
meeting In this Issue. It will be con
cluded In next Tuesday's paper.
JOY RIDE MAY BE EXPENSIVE.
nonesdalo Young Men Take Anoth
er's Car and Go to Scranton
Where Tlioy Run into Police.
Five well known young men of
Honesdale decided the other night
that they would have a joy rldo and
they looked around for the means
to satisfy their desire. They soon
hit upon a plan and proceeded to
carry It out. They took Frank Mc
Kenna's car and drove off to Scran
ton. The party left Honesdale about
three o'clock Wednesday morning
and when they reached the Electric
City they began to emblbo too free
ly and having had something before
they started they were feeling pretty
good. Thoy ran tho auto around the
city and banged it up considerably
before they were apprehended by the
Mr. McKenna did not discover that
the car was missing until Wednes-
day morning and after making in
quiries ho telephoned to the police
of Scranton to look out for the car.
Tho police started on a hunt and fi
nally located the car by number and
took charge of It and the young
men. E. H. Cortrlght wont to Scran
ton Wednesday p. m. and brought
tho automobile back. Two of the
young men came back that night but
the other three are still expected.
Mr. McKenna says that he is going
to make 'them pay for their "Joy
LOCAL MEN DRAWN ON
FEDERAL COURT JURIES.
Judge C. B. Witmer continued ar
gument session in tho United States
District court In Scranton Wednes
day. Jurors drawn for tho federal court
session that opens June 9 in Wll
llamsport include two Honesdale
men. " Among those drawn on tho
petit Jury are: Ralph B. Weeks,
president of the Scranton Board of
Trade; Fred C. Hand, John T. Lew
is, Edgar L. Myers, of Scranton, and
Geo. S. Wendell, of Honesdale. C.
Wentzed, of Scranton, and John Mala
of Honesdale wero drawn oa the