The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, July 04, 1913, Image 1
THE CITIZEN. Vote For rnvo for Slain Street on Friday, July 11, Remember the Date. Wedding Invitations, Calling 'jjtls and Other Work Done at This i.rJuiyi3 71st YEAR.NO. 54 HONBSDALB, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, JULY 4, 1913. PRICE 2 CENTS MIIIIMMII RHLU LVIflUIIV'IJ ilLIII UUUIlUILmtll LOIHDLIOn HCW RECORD REGULAR SESSION HELD LAST TUESDAY EVENING INSTEAD OF THURSDAY. Considerable. Business Transacted in 00 Minutes Adopt Ordinance to Vacate Portion of Lower Main Street. With the mercury hovering around the 100 degree mark the members of the borough ouncil did away with all ceremony by removing their coats and transacting the busi ness of the July meeting last Tuesday evening In just one hour, making a record for the regular session. Ow ing to the fact that Thursday Is so near the Fourth, tho council held its meeting on Tuesday evening. All members were present and an swered to roll call. The minutes of tho June meeting were read and ap proved, after which Treasurer G. W. Penwarden made the following re port of the standing of the accounts of the town: In tho treasury at last meeting 51,035.47 Received since June meet ing, permits 1.00 Joseph Soete, work done by Street Commissioner. 3.75 Total $1,0'40.22 Paid out during month... 907.02 Balance $ 132.30 Treasurer Penwarden then pret- sented a statement from the State for tax on borrowed money as fol lows On $11,500 for one year. . . . $4G.20 On '55.500 for five months . . . 9.83 Less Treasurer's commission. 2. SO Total 553.23 The matter of increased Insurance on the equipment of Hose Company No. 1 was reported by the special committee appointed to make. Inven tory Inventory showed equipment to the value of $41,45G.60. The council accepted the committee's re port and will increase the Insurance from '5800 to 51,000. An application was made to the council at the June meeting to va cate a portion of lower Main street, I. fnn tl.nt tn . F n I iU 1(11.1 kilLlb I. ill 11U111. Ul ttlltll Is known as the Ruppert property. Tho matter was referred to Town So licitor W. H. Lee and according to said request an ordinance was draft ed by him and read at tho meeting Tuesday evening. Upon vote of the council it was unanimously adopted and same ordered to be printed In the local papers. Solicitor W. H. Leo stated that it will be necessary for the council to provide for the election expenses to the amount of $25. Complaint was made regarding the broken condition of the terra cotta pipes in the path of Riverside park. The streot committee was In structed to confer with the street commissioner and have same replac ed with an iron nine. The matter of filing the bond of the Wayne Street Railway company before any work was commenced by said company was discussed. Presi dent Caufleld stated that representa tives of the company stated to him that it would be a matter of only a few days before tho bonds would be filed. That the company had planned to navo tnern for Thursday's meet ing. Section 10 of the ordinance was then read, which is as follows "Section Tenth: That the said Wayne County Railway Company shall begin the exercise of the fran chises and privileges hereby granted witnin tureo montns irom tne pas sage of this ordinance, and shall have Its railway fully equipped and con veying passengers, baggage, freight and mails within twelve months, and continuously thereafter." Other matters pertaining to the road were also discussed which re sulted in reading Section 15 of the ordinance, which says: "Section Fifteenth: That the said Wayne Opunty RMlway Company, through its proper officers, fully au thorized to act, shall, before any right or privilege hereby granted shall become operative or bo enjoyed by the said Railway Company, "a' Signify in writing Its acceptance of the several regulations, stipulations, and restrictions of this ordinance within thirty (30) days from notice, "b" Execute and deliver to the said Town Council corporate bond in tho sum of ten thousand ($10,000.00) dollars, conditioned to save tho bor ough of Honesdale harmless from any and all action at law or other wise founded upon tho removal of tlin rnlla nnrl Mna n nm In llnln n n 1 IUU 1UIIO MUU 11U M 111 .1X11111 illlU Park streets, and to cover the pro jDiuua ut tjciiuuii ouvcuiu U4 una ur dlnance. "c" Execute and deliver to the said Town Council a corporate bond in the sum of ten thousand ($10,000.00) dollars conditioned that In the event of the paving of any of the streets and highways here. In mentioned, that the said Railway Company will faithfully comply with the stipulations herein contained In reference to the paving of the road bed and two feet on both stdes of the outside of any and all rails in their said railway. In case of any default of any one of theso condl tlons, the within ordinance shall become of no effect, shall be utterly null and void, anything herein con tained to the contrary notwithstand ing. The payment or the bills were next In order and on motion were orderod paid. Bills amounting to i$914.34 were ordered paid with only $132.30 In the treasury to pay them with, un motion it was car ricd that the council borrow $500 from the Honesdale National Bank and a like amount from the Farmers and Mechanics Bank. On motion the council adjourned nt !! nVlnoV- tn mailt nenln at tho pall of the chair. If the paving election la carried it will be necessary to take Immediate action uron tho matter and notify the State Highway de partmoht at once, so work can be COMMISSIONERS MET TUESDAY. J, W. Lee, of Preston, Appointed Assessor- Bubbling Fountain AV111 bo Put in Court House. Tho Wayno county commissioners held their regular monthly meeting in their office in the court house on Tuesday afternoon. Those present wero John Male, Earl Rockwell and Neville Holgate. This meeting of the commissioners was a very light one and no business of importance came before them for disposal. The month's accumulation of bills was ordered paid and several minor mat ters were attended to. J. W. Lee, of Preston, was appoint ed assessor for that township to take the place of John T. Brooking who has removed from that town ship. The commissioners decided to let tho contract at once for putting In a bubbling drinking fountain in the main corridor of the court house, down stairs and to repair parts of the building in need of repairs. MADE ARCIHTECT-IN-CHIEF OF EXPOSITION BUILDINGS. C. E. Decker, Son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Decker, of Hones dale Gets Promotion. George W. Decker, manager of the Grand Union Tea company of this place, received good news in a letter from his son, Clarence E. Decker, on Wednesday, which stated that he had been promoted to archltect-in-chief of tho Panama Exposition buildings. The now position commands an ex cellent salary. The many Honesdale friends of Mr. Decker will be elated to learn of his earned promotion and offer congratulations. ORMEIi HONESDALE MAN DEAD. John C. Ridgcway, aged 38 years, of Scranton, formerly of Honesdale, was electrocuted at Sayro last Friday by coming in contact with a high ten sion wire while riding a "cable carriage." He had been In the em ploy of the Bell Telephone company and was sent to Sayro to repair some wires that had been damaged by the storm. A number of people witnessed the electrocution but when they reached him he was dead. Mr. Ridgeway was born in Hones dale and was a son of tho late Rich ard Ridgeway. He is survived by his wife and two children, Mary and Clarence. THs mother, Mr3. J. E. Rldgovay. one brother William, and two sistor?.. Mrs. C. hi. Bull and Mrs. J. E. Rich also survive. DELIGHTFUL BIRTHDAY PARTY. The home of Mr. and Mrs. A. Nonnenmacher at White Mills was tho scene of an enjoyable occasion on Sunday last. The affair was to celebrate the birthday anniversary of their daughter, Katherlne. A moat delightful time was had. Re freshments were served. Among those present wero: John Smith, Mary Vogel, Elizabeth New, Mary Latournous, Clara Latournous, Lo- retta Weinberger, Florence Ruppert, Augustine Ruppert, Charles Hagger- ty, Elizabeth Kries, Margaret Krles, Mary Stenger, Bertha Schmltt, Anna Brink. John Ororuke. Helen Son ner, Elizabeth Aug, Ethel Kelcb, Helen Hlller, Freda Hlller, Sophia Gulhell, William Brown, Mr. Kess- ler, Josephine Evorling, Stella Good- line, Clara Goodline, Mildred Good- line, Mrs. v. Meszlor, Edward Mesz. ler, Fred Smith, Bena Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Fondy, Emclia Hessler, Fred Gregory, Richard Gregory, Verna Gregory, Willie Wiest, Molly WIest, Edna Welst, John Lee, Ed ward Lee, Richard Lee, Mrs. R. Ham, Jesso Ham, Lawrence Ham, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Marshall, Alberta Mar shall, Thomas Marshall, Neal Mar shall, Mrs. N. Houth, Joseph Houth, Andrew Houth, Lawrence Bassney, Henry 'Bassney, Marie Bassney, Hen ry Smith, Georglo Smith, Fred Smith, Anna Smith, Ferdinand Nonnemach- er, Frank Nonnemacher, Julius 'Nonnemachor and Loretta Nonne. macher. DEATH FOLLOWS HOT WAVE New York, July 3. Five deaths and over fifty prostrations were of ficially recorded in and near Greater New York Wednesday. In addition every hospital here treated emer gency patients whose cases wero not reported to the police. It Is esti mated that the total of those over como numbered more than 200. Harrlsburg, July 3. Four deaths occurred In Harrlsburg Wednesday, from the heat, three of the victims being persons who wero prostrated. Over a score of cases of prostration were reported during tho day from various parts of the city and Steel- ton, most of them In the afternoon. The deaths wero those of David H, 'Brubaker, Mrs. Susan A. Stahl, Mrs. Katherlne K. Taylor and Jas. B. Robinson, all of whom wero over fifty-five. AINEY AGAIN APPOINTED AS PEACE ENVOY. Hon. Wm. D. B. Alney, congress man representing the 14th district of Pennsylvania, who attended the Peace Conference at Geneva, Swit zerland last year as a representative of the American Group, has again been honored by an appointment as a delegate to tho Conference of tho Interparliamentary Union (Universal Peace) which will meet at The Hague September 3, 4 and 5 next. Mr. Alney has also been selected as a member of a special committee to frame propositions to bo submit ted to the conference In behalf of the American Group. KUPFER CONNOLLY. AuguBt Kupfer and Sarah Con nolly were married In St, Anthony of Padua church, Brooklyn, N. Y., on Monday. June 30th. The wltnes sea were Emll Kupfer and Mary Kupfer. The bride was formerly of Honesdale and la a sister of Mrs. Ambrose Whalen. The ceromony was performed by Rev, Francis J. WHAT SOME HONESDALE PEOPLE THINK OF PAVING PROJECT For the purpose of enlightening the people of Honesdale on the pav ing project The Citizen has printed several articles concerning same. To get the people's Idea or opinion this paper has taken pains to secure short interviews from a number of tho prominent citizens of Honesdale upon tho subject. Other opinions will be reproduced in other issues of Tho Citizen next week. The following questions wero submitted: "Are you in favor of immediate pavement of Honesdalo's streets? How would It specially benefit Honesdale as a town?" PERRY A. CLARK says: In favor of pavement. WM. II. LEE Yes. Assist In get ting on the map. J. B. NIELSEN I believe a paved Main street will be a benefit to Honesdale and I am highly In favor of brick pavement. O. M. SPETTIGUE I have been In business in Honesdale for 43 years and in that time there has been money enough paid out on our streets to pave nearly all our streets and to-day our streets are a disgrace to our beautiful town. I am certain ly In favor of pave. L. A. HOWELL, Cashier, says: Tho immediate paving of all the streets in Honesdale would probably be too much of a burden at the pres ent time, but a start should be made, and Main street paved by all means. A town Is judged largely by three factors, churches, schools and streets, and while we aro extremely fortunate in having fine churches and schools, there is room for tho improvements of our highways. A. W. ABRAMS says: Yes, most emphatically. Wo need it the worst way for the good of everybody. ROBERT A. FERRER says: If Honesdale had been paved fifty years ago it would be ten times as largo as it is to-day. II. SCHWEMLEY Yes. In every way. WM. J. FERBER says: It will not be a city until they pave Main street. P. R. MURRAY says: Being an ex- member of the street committee of the Town Council I realize that a brick pavement is the only practical solution of our street problem. It appears to be either a case of mud and expense or pave and expense, and I will surely vote for pave. EMANUEL FREEMAN says: Yes. It would take us out of ancient his tory and put us on a par with other progressive towns and cities. M. J. HANLAX says: I am in fa vor of tho immediate pavement of Honesdale's streets. Honesdale is noted for Its beauty, but of late Its streets have been the object of con siderable unfavorable criticism. Main street is certainly in vory poor con dition and the prospect is that It will remain so until paved. I believe that from an economic standpoint it is advisable to pave Main street. Hundreds of dollars have been spent on that thoroughfare without any noticeable improvement. -When tho streets aro paved .the expense of keeping them In good condition will not be great. MURRAY CO. says: We believe a brick pavement will help to make Honesdale a better town to Uvo. and do business in and we are in favor of anything that means a bigger and better town. W. B. HOLMES says: Pave, if tho Street Railroad carry out their plans to build the road and do their part in paving. Not "Immediate." W. B. LESIIER says: I am In fa vor of the immediate paving of Main street and I intend to vote for It at the election next week. It Is a move ment well worth the support of every property owner In Honesdale. There has been too much expense connect ed with keeping up a "mud" road. Let's have pave! J. D. WESTON Yes. In every way. F. II. CRAGO says: I am. going to vote for pave this time. I voted against It before but I am tired of "mud" for our principle street. It's a disgrace to tho town. If tho taxes are raised, thereby, I am willing to pay the Increase. WM. T. MOORE says: I am in fa vor of paving Main street and think property owners should pay one third of cost. I consider our town far behind some other places in that re spect. Honesdale is one of tho most beautiful places In tho State. INDEPENDENCE REPORTS SAY THAT THE "WASHINGTON" in Sterling Silver t li tbe leader in Tablo Service for 1913. Tbe atron Colonial elmplloltr ad perfection of dcilfn make It stand out far ' above tbe ordinary. ROWLAND, Quality Jeweler. HOMER GREENE says: As a tax payer in the borough I think the time has come to pavo Main and West Park streets. The benefit to Hones dale Is too obvious to need discus sion. J. A. BROWN says: It seems to us If It Is done In the right way, it will bo a good thing, when sewerage and piping aro in good order for Its con tinuation in unbroken work. O. T. CHAMBERS In favor of paving. ALBERT L. WH1TTAKER says: Paving the principal streets of Honesdale would improve it In pre cisely tho same way that a good con crete walk Improves the appearance of a house. But It not simply con tributes to the beauty of tho build ing and its grounds; it adds to the ease and convenience of life. No mud is tracked in and shoes retain their polish. The visitor does not lose his good humor, nor tho house keeper her patience. Main street In mud Is like a house whose lawn and approaching walk aro unkompt. It Is not the kind of an index for one of the best towns in America to pre sent to enquiring strangers. T. M. FULLER Yes. In every way. R. M. STOCKER says: It might be a good thing to pavo Main street fr.om the bridge to Fourth street. I am not in favor of paving Upper Main street. I prefer a good ma cadam road for that portion of the street. Why should tho town be bonded for forty or fifty thousand dollars If the abutting property owners are to pay for the paving? F. C. SCHOELL says: I am in fa vor of pavement. F. P. KIMBLE says: I have been In favor' of paving for several years. Paving should have been done ten years ago. Honesdale gets Its rela tive standing from its progressive improvements, and as a town, we can not afford to lag behind. In deed, as a matter of street economy, it will pay Honesdale to vote for paving. The time is here, the condi tions are favorable, state aid is ready, and to stand still is to go backward. J. O'TOOLE says: Very decidedly. Commercially and civicly. And by all means count mo among those who want tho pave at once. CH AS. A. McCARTY says: I am in favor of immediate paving of MMn, street. It would benefit Hones- dalo by making property more val uable In the town besides the con venience it will be to the people of the town and all people coming hero on business. M. B. ALLEN says: Emphatically yes. Tho Wayno Street Railway Company will do its share. Now Is tho time to accept the proposition on account of tho help the town will re ceive from tho State and tho trolley line. A. EBERIIARDT says: I am In favor of paving Main street. HERMAN MYERS says: Yes. CHAS. E. DODGE says: Yes; and I believe tho whole town will be benefitted. Tho whole town should bear the expense. Issue long time bonds, and thus mako the burden as light as possible for everybody. Be cause a person happens to own prop erty on a street that Is to bo paved, is no reason why they should pay more than a just tax on the Increas ed valuo of such property. G. W. DECKER says: I am In fa vor of Immediate pave, which means a gain to Honesdale from a sanitary point of view. Delay means a loss In new industries. Not to pave means a step backward. F. G. TERWILLIGER says: I am In favor of paving as I think It will bo a benefit to the town. SPECIAL ELECTION FOR PAVE JULY 11. Tusk: J. II. SMITH PURCHASES BETZ BUILDING. A deal was consummated on Tuesday, July 1st, when J. H. Smith, tho down town shoo dealer, purchas ed tho large three-story brick build ing owned by Charles M. Betz. Con sideration private. Tho building Is 25xG5 feet, three stories high and located in one of the best business blocks In Honesdale. Possession given at once. Mr. Smith will re move his family from Ridge street to the second floor of tho building. He will rent the third floor and next spring will remove his large and ex tensive shoe stock from the Dlttrlch building, his present location, to his newly purchased store. Owing to the rapid Increase of his' business, Mr. Smith was compelled to seek larger quarters, which resulted in acquiring the Betz building. Mr. Smith has been a shoe dealer In Honesdale for 15 years. By straight dealing he won tho confidence of the public and now enjoys a large pa tronage. In 1898 Mr. Smith embark ed In the shoe business in the Clark building at the corner of Main and Fifth streets. He remained there for one year and then removed his stock to the Coyne Hotel, where he stayed for ten years. At the expira tion of that time he again changed his location, moving for the second time into the Dlttrlch store, where he has remained four years. Mr. Betz, by special arrangement with Mr. Smith will remain in the store until March 15. Agreement has been made with tho new pur chaser whereby ho will take the en tire stock of trunks, bags, dress suit cases and other leather articles ex cept the harness department. Mr. Betz has been In business in Hones dale for 34 years In the same build ing, which is something very few other merchants can say. Ho is un decided as to what he will do after closing out his business next spring. BUSINESS MEN'S PICNIC. Tho committees In charge of the picnic of tho Business Men's Associa tion are working hard to make the annual picnic of that association a rousing success. Three special trains have been engaged for the oc casion, two going from Honesdale and one from Carbondale. The Honesdale specials will leave at 9:15 a. m. and 1:15 p. m., while the Car bondale special will leavo that city at 1:15 p. m. Good connections have been made for bo'th Erie and Delaware and Hudson trains, thus making It convenient for people liv ing at Whito Mills and Hawley to take advantage of the picnic. Ex cursionists arriving in Honesdale on the early Erie train from these places can make connections with tho 9:15 special leaving Honesdale for the lake; returning they can leavo the lake at 5:15, thus enabling them to make connections for the G o'clock train. There will be varied attractions- to afford amusement on the grounds. Jenkins' Boy Band will accompany the picnic. See bills for other an nouncements. BENTZ WILMORE. The marriage of Miss Elizabeth Bentz and Mr. Clark Wllmore, both of Honesdale took place In St. Mary Magdalen's church on Wednesday at high noon. Dr. J. W. Balta per formed the ceremony. The couple were attended by Miss Anna Seitz and Mr. Frank Herzog Tho ushers were Messrs. J. Bishop and Clarence Rose. After the ceremony the guests re paired to the home of the bride s mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Bentz where a sumntuous wedding feast was served. Tho couple left that after noon for a week's trip to Washing ton, D. C, and other eastern points At the coming election which will be held this fall, the terms of ofllco for two school directors and councllmen expire. 'In tho Jones accident recoraeu In our last Issue, we were misinform' ed as to tho ownership of the horse. It was the property of Ray Jones and not M. Lee Braman as stated. Among the pictures of the grad. uates of tho Scranton-Lackawanna Business College published in Wed nesday's Scranton Times, was that of Miss Martha A. volgt, formerly of this nlaco. There will bo a special meeting of tho school directors next week at which time a teacher will be elected to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Miss Grace Jadwin of tho Fifth grade. Rev. George Winters, a Baptist minister, well known in Wyoming, Ablngton and Wayno associations died on June 25th, aged 74 years, The funeral was held last Sunday, Ho Is survived by nine children. SHALL MOVIES BE UPLIFTED? Question That Is to Come Before tho convention in Jiuj. Whether the "eternal triangle" and plays that treat of divorce shall be retained or thrown out by tho pro ducers of moving picture films may cause some dissension at the tnira annual convention of the Motion Pic ture Exhibitors League of America In the Grand Central Palace begin nlng on July 7. Ono faction wants the pictures thrown out entirely and tho other holds that the pictures teach a lesson. "The newspaper is the 'fourth es tate,' " said Frank A. Tlchenor, chairman of the executlvo committee, "but tho moving pictures have be come the 'fifth estate.' The daily at tendance at moving picture shows in tho United States now averages 10,000,000, and that means that a message may be brought home quick er than by any other means. Gov. Sulzer, District Attorney Whit man and Gov. Cox of Ohio have been Invited to attend the convention and make addresses. SPECIAL ELECTION PAVE JULY 11. FOR FOR G. T, A, S. AT ST, JOHN'S CHURCH MISS ELIZABETH CAUFIELD AT ORGAN; F. DUPPIUS PLAYED CELLO IN MUSICAL PROGRAM Misses Catherine nnd Mnry Finiicrty Sang Duct Selection Father John O'Toole Preached n Special Ser mon to Society. The annual communion of the members of the Catholic Total Ab stinence Society of St. John's Catho lic church took place last Sunday morning at the 8:30 mass. Tho musical program was very classical and very much pleased the unusually large congregation pres ent. 'Miss Elizabeth Caufleld presid ed at tho organ, while Mr. Frank Duppius played the cello, with the Misses Catherine and Mary Finnerty singing two soprano-alto duet selec tions. Father O'Toolo preached a special ly prepared sermon on the subject, " Total Abstinence from all Alcohol ic Drinks is tho Surest and Most Efficacious Means to Fight Alcohol ism." In part ho said: " There can be no doubt but that God will re quire of overy man an account of his life. The merit or demerit of his acts go to make up that account, and settle his everlasting destiny in the next world. Death will close man's account when tho Supreme Judge will say, Render an account of thy steward- hip, for thou canst be steward no longer.' Tho balance will then be struck, the sentence will be passed salvation or damnation. Tho sen tenced soul will then fully realize that after all thero is a right and a wrong in human actions." Tho speaker gave the example of a young man setting out for a Keeley Insti tute to bo cured of what he calls ono of the worst diseases known to tho human race habitual drunkenness, saying to his mother as she bids him loving goodbye, I m going to make a man of myself!" "Make a man of himself! God had done that when he created him God made man a little lower than tho angels; man mado himself, by being a drunkard, lower than tho beasts. A drunkard is the lowest form of creation. "Medical men of to-day agree that alcohol Is no help to health; that as a beverage, It weakens rather than strengthens; that stimulation Is tem porary; that reaction must come, and that reaction only too often ends In death In delirium tremens, during which the unfortunate man is tormented by all the snakes and devils of hell." Archbishop Ireland once said: How often has the flush of indigna tion mantled my cheek as I heard men, who made profession of loving virtue and of leading their fellows to virtue, discountenance In their speeches or sermons the practice of total abstinence, which is for so many tho sole plank of salvation! Oh, for the charity of St. Paul, who exclaimed that he should eat no meat and drink no wine when there is danger of scandalizing a brother! Oh, for the charity of Cardinal Man ning, who declared that he needed the pledge, because his poor friend, tho London dock laborer, needed It. And Manning was loyal to the last day of his life to charity and total abstinence." The sneaker paid a glowing trib ute to President Wilson and his wife, vice-president Marshall and his wife, Secretary of Stato Bryan and his wife, and Speaker of the House Clark and his wife, all publicly an nouncing to tho world that they would not serve wines or liquors at any dinners or entertainments dur ing their official lire in wasmngton. And In the strongest emphasis as a fitting climax, the priest exclaimed: ' I challenge the world to put its finger on the map of creation and show us a better example than this one at Washington! In May last the Boy Scouts of Washington called In a body on Mr. Bryan to present to him resolutions adopted by tnem com mending the stand taken by him against 'King Alcohol and his hosts" in refusing to servo wine at nis ain nors to ambassadors. Mr. Bryan said to tho boys on that occasion: 'I learned when I was a boy to be a total abstainer, and I have found that there is no use for alcohol af ter one ceases to be a boy, and I hope you will seo no reason after you are grown for changing your habits of life on' tnis suDjeci. "I shall feel that I have not lived entirely In vain If by abstaining from Intoxicating liquors and beverages I have given any strength to any one and helped him to resist temptation. "If I have been the means of help ing just ono boy I do not know how much service I have rendered to the world through him, for we can nev er tell what a boy can do. The pos sibilities of a boy aro beyond tho power of language to describe es pecially an American boy." At tho evening services Father O'Toole had tho Cadets renew their pledge, and, by way of setting them a good examplo, appealed to all the men present to take tho pledge, granting to each adult the privilege of stating menally for how long he pledged himself. Judging by tho large number of men who stood up and repeated af ter the priest the words of tho pledge, an astonishingly large num ber freely gavo their moral support and good example to tho Cadets and their causo of St. John's church. INVITES OPINION OF THE PUBLIC. The Citizen Invites tho opinion of tho public upon tho paving project. Send your expression bearing your signature to this paper and it will he published in the forthcoming Issues. The Citizen wants to know how you feel concerning this paramount issue. started as soon as possible. Dillon.