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71st YEAB.--NO. 101
HONE SD ALE, WAYNE CO., PA., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1913.
PRF 2 CENTS
DR. F. A. COOK PETITIONS
CONGRESS FOR JUSTICE
A dispatch from Washington, D.
C, states that Dr. Frederick A. Cook
of the North Pole fame, asks Con
gress for an Investigation during the
December session. Dr. Cook says a
resolution will be Introduced In the
lower house soon providing for an
Investigation, and that he will be
glad to submit his claims to a com
mittee of either house.
"I am ready to submit my proofs
at any time 'to a committee of con
gress and let them judge between any
DR. FREDERICK A. COOK.
proofs and those of , Admiral Peary,"
said Dr. Cook. "I am even willing
that the naval affairs committee of
either house be the judges, notwith
standing their natural leaning to
ward a naval officer.
"I have never attacked Admiral
Peary's claim that he reached the
North Pole, but I have criticised the
method in which he laid claim to the
honor. I want no money from con
gress, 'but I do feel as though I had
Dr. Cook says he will sail for
Europe in December.
COUNCIL TO APPOINT
Borough Fathers Empowered to
Fill Vacancy of S. T. Ham on the
Board After Reorganization.
The death of S. T. Ham has
created a vacancy upon the borough
council board. The present body of
the town's representatives will re
main the same until after reorgani
zation, which will be on Monday,
January 4, 1914, At that time the
council will be empowered to select
a citizen of Honesdale In place of S.
T. Ham, deceased.
TEACHERS' INSTITUTE AT LAKE
Saturday morning, December 9,
the local institute of the townships
of Preston, Buckingham and Man
chester was held in tho high school
uuiming at iaije uomo. The .meeting
was called to order by the chairman,
Prof. Winfield W. Menhennett, prin
cipal or tne i-reston higli school.
Roll call showed that there were 19
teachers representing the three nam
ed townships and one teacher from
Scott township. A short but interest
Inn and instructive nrncrrnm wns Hv.
en. Mr. Bauorsox, a representative
oi umn ana uo., was there and en
tered into some of the" discussions.
Several visitors from Mm t nwn Tirana
In attendance at the meeting. The
luuuwing teachers were present:
Prof. Stephens, Prof. Brotzman,
Mayme K. Carey, Loretta B. Carey,
Sabra Holbort, Loretta Spatt, Clayton
iDecker, Agnes Chapman, Mildred
Woodmansee, C. R. Gillow, Mao
Flynn, Hilary Osborne, Prof. W. W.
Menhennett, Prof. S. B. Downs, Re
becca Fltzslmmons, Guy Bennett,
Ralph Reynolds, Edna Bortree, El
mer Hine, Felix Menhennett. Pro
gram: "Punishment," C. R. Gillow;
"Tho Function of the School in Edu
cation," S. B. Downs,' "The Blood,"
Elmer Hine; "Spelling," Edna Bor
tree; "Writing," Everett Stephens.
JUDGE SEARLE SENTENCES
MURDERER TO 10 YEARS.
The Tribune-Republican of Mon
day savs: Eseaninir tlm nlntrln .i,,u
.because of the scruples of two Jurors
'who later caused the others to com
promise their views, Alphonso Gior-
umiu, uio siayer or .pasquale Val
vano, was sentenced to. not more
"thnn K'nntv vn-i.. i . i .
. ........v.? j itui icoa iuuu six
teen years in the Eastern Peniten
tiary by Judge Searlo Saturday. He
-was Immediately taken back to the
county jail and will be removed to
tho penitentiary by Sheriff Connor
some day this week.
Judge Searle stated to the jury In
his charge that they could - legally
find the defendant guilty of murder
In the first degree. Ho reiterated
that Just previous to Imposing sen
tence. But it was evident to the dis
trict attorney and others when the
Jury was being selected that if there
were no men with scruples on the list
It would be strange In viow of the
fact that nearly all of the men ex
amined in the case were dismissed
by Judge Newcomb because of their
scruples against capital punishment
and it became necessary to call a new
list of jurors before the Giordano
Jury was half selected.
District Attorney Reedy was asked
by Judge Searle if he wanted to
make any remarks before sentence
would be Imposed. He said ho had
no comments to make. ' Attorney
John P. Qulnan plead for clemency.
Patronize Citizen advertisers
when buying your Christmas gifts.
Every house represented In this pa
per has a largo and varied selection.
Stourbridge lion for
Over the Mooslc Rnlhvny Employees
Chooso First Locomotive for
Nnnio of Their Organization.
The fourth meeting of the D. & H.
Instruction school was held last eve
ning and It was decided that It would
thereafter be held every Wednesday
night and would be known as "The
Stourbridge Lion School of Employ
es Instruction of the D. & H. Co."
As the Stourbridge Lion was tho
first steam engine run in America
and on the D. & H. road, the school
being the result of the first endeavor
of Its kind ever started for employes'
instruction, it was likewise decided
that the above name would be used.
After the regular class study the
school was addressed by Thomas
Champion on the Instruction Depart
ment; W. J. Sullivan, on Mechanical
Department; L. F. Loree, on Train
Rules, and J. J. Reid, on General In
struction. ALLEGES THAT LIFE AVAS
An assault and battery case in
which William Bassney, of Swamp
Brook, was prosecutor and Charles
Mezyler was the defendant, was set
tled before Justice Robert A. Smith
on Saturday afternoon. Mr. Bassney
claimed that on Sunday, December
7th, Mezyler . assaulted him on
tho public road and threatened to do
him bodily harm.
The prosecution called the follow
ing witnesses, who testified: Herman
Bassney, George Hessler, William
Woist and Eddie Mezyler. Kimble &
Honlan represented the defendant
and C. A. Garratt was counsel for
The case was settled (by Mr. Mezy
ler paying the costs in the case
which amounted to $11.35.
What's the matter with Honesdale
and all of her basket ball teams this
Plttston, Taylor, WIlkes-Barre and
Scranton all fhave teams and are
playing regularly. Our old friends
from Taylor are playing again with
the same team that they have had for
the past twelve years. Plttston and
Wilkes-Barro have started a series
of games to determine the champion
ship of Luzerne. Both of these teams
havo the saime line-up as in previous
years. It will Indeed seem odd not to
see some of these familiar faces here
on one of our 'basket ball floors this
White Mills, too, under the man
agement of "Eddie" Murphy, is or
ganized, and it is rumored is plan
ning a week's trip, taking in towns
from Wilkes-Barre to Freeland.
The only rumor of basket ball in
Honesdale thus far is from the camp
of the Junior Order of American Me
chanics, who .irfi nmntlplnir Mrnirlnv
nights In the High school gymnasium.
we unuerstana mat they have chal
lenged the White Mills team to a
gamo or a series of games, but as yet
have received no reply.
What Is the reason Co. E don't get
busy? With the advantages they
have In their lino new armory, suc
cess In the basket ball field ought to
G. A. R. OFFICIOUS ELECTED IN
The following officers of the
James M. Thorp Post, No. 195, were
elected Friday evening, December
5th: J. A. Collum, commander; Jas.
Baschon, senior vice commander;
Horace Hazen, junior vice command
er; D. James Colgate, quarter-mas-er;
William Cruse, sergeant; Edwin
A. Marshall, chaplain; Randall Kel
ley, officer of the day; David Cooper,
officer of tho hour. The officers will
be installed at a meeting of the
Post on Friday afternoon, January
2nd, at 2 p. m.
F. & A. 7 eLECT OFFICERS.
Election ui officers of Honesdale
Lodge, No. 218, Free and Accepted
Masons, occurred last Thursday eve
ning when the following were elected
to their respective chairs: Worship
ful Master, Edward A. Lindsay; Sen
ior Warden, Charles H. Fletcher;
Junior Warden, James Mumford.
Treasurer, J. D. Weston; secretary,
Irving B. Brown. Dr. L. B. Nielsen
was elected delegate to Grand
WAYNE COUNTY FISH HATCHERY
,Th Wayne county fish hatchery,
WlllCh IS Titular tlm gilnni.vl.lnn C .!.
State, is being enlarged. A fish run
ou leut long, feet high and seven
feet wide has Just been completed at
tho Pleasant Mount hatchery. The
new adrllMnn la ii,,m mii..i.. .
croto at a cost of $8,000. Tho con
tract was awarded to a Scranton con
cern, which just completed tho Job.
DIES IN HOSPITAL.
Fred Stephens, of Gouldsboro, died
in tllfi ATnaoa Tnvlrt.. Iinnul t-.i
Uay. following nn lllnaaa
weeks. Mr. Stophens was for a num
ber of years a railroad conductor on
the Lackawnnnn. rnllrnnrl Tin
well known and very popular. Mr,
miiiucuo wua ui youra oiu. iio leaves
a sister and three brothers. The
funeral was .held on Sunday.
Orson. Den 13 TCilivln w ttc,
Orson, and Miss Mary E. Hughes, of
C18 Adams avenun. Rrrnntm. ,,,n.-n
married last Wednesday at noon at
tho homo of Mrs. Dora Simons, of
018 Adams avenuo, Scranton. Rev.
Joseph Stephons, of Plttston, per
formed the ceremony. The cere
mony was witnessed by the closest
friends and rolatlves. The bride
was attired in a gown of champagne
silk cpvered with lace and fur. Fol
lowing the ceremony a reception was
held, after which the newly wedded
couplo left on a honeymoon trip to
Niagara Falls and Buffalo,
Share Yur fortune
E)VUD all the happiness and Joys of the
merry Christmas season think of those
less fortunate--of those on whom the
sun of plenty has failed to shine during
the past twelve months. Chlnh of the heart
aches that will be theirs on Christmas morn
ing ; thlnh of the tear stained eyes of the little
children weeping because Santa Claus could
not call at their homes. Ralf of your pleasure
at Christmas will be derived from mahlng
others happy, from sharing your good fortune
and sowing seeds of kindness wherever
you happen to be on Christmas day. Give
something, be it ever so trifling, to the little
child to whom Christmas otherwise would
mean nothing. ou can keep tears of sorrow
from those eyes and brighten the day a hun
dredfold for yourself. Cry It.
DEBATE AT THE HIGH SCHOOL
Question Resolved That The Secre
tary of State, W. J. Brynn, Was
Justified in Lecturing Ably
Handled by Seniors.
An interesting debate was con
ducted in tho High school auditorium
last Friday by members of the sen
ior class. The question "Resolved
that the Secretary of State, William
J. Bryan, Was justified in lecturing,"
was ably argued by both sides.
The affirmative was represented by
Earl Herbert, Florence Rose and
Jeannette Reif; negative, Quintln
Murray, Agnes Smith and Eliza
Professor H. A. Oday acted as
chairman of the debate and W. H.
Dimmick, Mrs. Alma J. G. Dlx and
Grace Hanlan were judges. They
unanimously rendered their decision
In favor of the affirmative.
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES.
Professor Russell T. Davles, vice
principal of the Honesdale High
school, broke out with a rash on
Friday, but it disappeared on Satur
day. The professor did not return
to school on Monday for fear of com
municating the rash to someone else.
Miss Marie Freund is substitute
teacher at tho High school.
The Christmas vacation will com
mence on Friday. School will be
closed for two weeks.
On Friday afternoon of this week
a Christmas program will be render
ed in the High school at 3 o'clock.
Friday evening, December 19,
from 7:30 until 8:30, the pupils of
the different grades In the schools
LEDGEDALE MAN SEVERELY IN
While assisting in razinK a laree
smoke stack In a lumber camp at
ueugeuaio, wayne county, Friday,
Aden Conklln, forty, of Ledgedale,
received severe injuries when the
stack fell on him. He is now at the
State hospital, Scranton, in a critical
condition suffering from Injuries that
may prove fatal.
Conklln received severe contusions
of the back, chest and lacerations of
the scalp. It Is thought that he is
also suffering from internal Injuries.
THIRTY YEARS AGO. IN HONES
DALE. The Scranton Tribune-Republican
of Saturday reproduced from the
files of Scranton papers of thirty
veara ncrn til o fnllnwlnr nmvo Itnmo
which are of interest to Wayne
"Hay is selling In Honesdale for
$9 a ton.
"Tho Wayne County Development
company has quit boring for oil.
Tho last well hole is down 2037
Hay Is now bringing $18 and $20
per ton and our faith in Wayne
county oil is Just as strong as It was
WALKED FROM PHILADELPHIA
Thomas F. Gallagher, an inspector
of the Consolidated Telephone com
pany, and assistant, completed a tour
of Inspection on Friday last which
covered a trunk lino of that com
pany's line from Philadelphia to' Car
bondale. Inspector Gallagher and
employe started their overland walk
November C and on Friday, the 12 th,
of December had finished their work,
Everv nolo. TI1V wlrn rmaa nrnVa anrl
service wires were examined.
Place Red Cross Seal's on Yoiu1 Hull,
Program for use of Honesdale
school building outside of regular
Boys, 9-10 or 11 in gymnasium, 4
4-5 Hight School Girls' Glee Club
7-10 J. O. A. M. in Gymnasium.
3 p. m., First Tuesday in each
month; Ladies' Improvement So
ciety, 3-5 Library.
4-5, Seven and Eighth Grade Boys'
Glee Club Rehearsal.
4-G Boys' Band Rehearsal.
7-9 Civics Club.
7-9 Cadets in Gymnasium.
4-5 High school Orchestra Rehearsal.
4-5:30 Boys 12, 13 and 14 years of
age in Gymnasium.
7-9 G. C. C. in Gymnasium.
4 -5, Library.
?,:30 boyo 1C IT over in Gymnas
7-9 High school girls in Gymnasium.
3- 5 Library.
4- 5:30, reception in Gymnasium.
7-9, Gymnasium class for all boys 12
or over who do not belong to some
9-12 a. m Boys under 12 years of
age in gymnasium.
1-5 p. m., boys 12, 13, 14 in Gymnas
ium. 7-10, boys 15 or over in Gymnasium.
3:15 p. m nearly every other Sat
urday reading by Mrs. Friedowald.
MOTOR ROLLER SKATES.
One of the interesting novelties to
be seen at the recent electrical show
at the Grand Central Palace, New
York, was a pair of motor roller
skates, adapted to be driven by elec
tricity obtained from a battery car
ried by the wearer of tho skates.
Tho inventor of this machine dem
onstrated the practicability of the
skates by making exhibition runs.
Don't Go Up
In the Air!
And Then You Will Be
Suited DOWN TO
SO WILL THE POOR. TIRE0
will sing Christmas carols,
lie is invited to attend.
FUNERAL OF COUNCILMAN S. T.
The funeral of the late Samuel T.
Ham was largely attended from his
late home on West street Saturday
afternoon. One feature particularly
noticeable was the large attendance
of men present. Tho town council,
of which the deceased Avas ono of the
I most active, attended In a body. The
services were conducted by Rev. A.
L. Whittaker, rector of Grace Episco
pal church. Rev. Mr. Whlttaker's
remarks about the departed were
very impressive, giving consolation
and comfort to the bereft relatives
Tho floral pieces were many and
beautiful, giving evidence of the high
esteem In which the deceased was
held by his many admiring friends.
Mr. Ham's remains were tenderly
laid .to rest In a slate vault in Glen
The following relatives and
friends to attend the obsequies from
a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. J. T.
Pethlck, of Scranton; Mr. and Mrs.
A. V. Seaman, of Carbondale; Mr.
and Mrs. Clarence M. Knapp, of
Passaic, N. J.; Conductor George W.
Knapp of Elmira, N. Y.
Miss Gertrude A. Gumble, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Gumble, of
Gumblo's, Pa., and Clarence E.
Bunting, of Cambridge, Wis., were
united in imarriage on Saturday at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. George
Baumann, uncle and aunt of the
bride, of Milford, with whom the lat
ter has made her home for many
years, by Rev. L. B. McMickle, pas
tor of the Methodist church.
After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs.
Bunting came in an auto to Port Jer
vls, where they took a train 'for the
west. Their home address is "Cam
bridge, Wis., Route 4." Port Jer
NEW BOOKS IN HONESDALE LI
BRARY. Mrs. William J. Van Keuren pre
sented the Honesdale Free Library
with the following books of Action on
"Anne of Avonlea," L. M. Mon
tomery. "Raffles," E. W. Hornung.
"A Modern Chronicle," Winton
"Old Rose and Silver," Myrtle
"Caleb West Master Diver," F.
"The Powers of Maxlne," C. N.
and A. M. Williamson.
"Sharrow," Von Hutten.
"She That Hesitates," Harris
"The Woodcarver of Lympus," M.
E. Waller. , .
"Tho Sign of the Fox," Barbara.
"Lady Betty Across the Water,"
"The Testing of Diana Mallory,"
Mrs. Humphry Ward.
"The Woman Haters," Joseph C.
"Lit Kennedy Country Boy," S. R.
"The Tides of Barmgat," F. H.
"The Heart of Hyacinth," Wat
anna. "Pennsylvania at Antietam."
PENNSYLVANIA DINNER IN NEW
The fifteenth annual dinner of the
Pennsylvania society was held in the
Waldorf Astoria, New York city, on
Saturday evening, in commemoration
of the one hundred and twenty-sixth
anniversary of the ratification of tho
Constitution of the United States,
by tho Pennsylvania Convention.
Tho principal guests of honor were
former President William Howard
Taft who made an able response to
the following toast, "The United
States"; tho Honorable George
Southland, Senator of the United
States from Utah, who replied to tho
toast, "The Law and the People";
and the Honorable Robert O. Smith,
who responded to the toast, "Our
Kindred: At Home and Abroad."
President Henry P. Davison, the
president of the society, sounded a
note of warning, and in his speech
called attention to the changes that
are taking place In this country.
"It Is certain," he said, "that tho
results of this evolution have poten
tialities for good or for evil of im
measurable Importance. Is it true,
can it be true, that we are living at
a time when plain, straightforward
facts and imerit are to be disregarded
when right and honor go at a dis
count and prejudice and misrenre.
sentation command a premium? On
all sides, almost every day, we see
new committees, of inquiry and in
vestigation. In tho imldst of the festivities 1G0
splendidly gowned women, the So
ciety of Pennsylvania Women in
New York, marched into the grand
ballroom of the hotel, preceded by
four buglers and all the flags that
Pennsylvania ever made, owned or
captured, and accompanied by tho
uest errorts or an the iiorists of this
vicinity. It pleased the male Penn
sylvanians so much that thev rose
to the occasion and from tho tops of
tneir cnairs cheered most vigorously.
The noise was easily audible in tho
Adirondacks, and completely drown
ed out tho sound of Pittsburg's steel
VIRE IN WATER TANK.
Strango though It .may seem fire
partially destroyed tho water tank of
Dwight Dorfllnger at White Mills
about 11 o'clock Saturday night.
Plumbers wero called on Saturday to
thaw out frozen pipes and It is pre
sumed that the torch ignited some of
tho paw dust that surrounded tho
pipes in' a Wooddtf encasement.
The tank is located a short dis
tance from tho ihouse, but it was far
enough away bo as to not do any
damage" to Mr,. Dorfllnger's home.
WHITE ML RESIDENT
FRACTURES TWO RIBS
DotiKlns-Lockwood Nuptial West
ern Visitors Here Other Newsy
White Mills, Dec. 15. On Wednes
day afternoon, December 3, at 4
o'clock, a pretty wedding wns sol
emnized by the Rev. Walter Walker,
when he joined in holy wedlock Mrs.
Lena Lockwood and Gilbert E.
Douglas, of Uniondale, at tho home
of tho bride's sister, Mrs. Joseph
Stephens, of this place.
Mrs. Charles Burger met with qulto
a painful and serious accident on
Wednesday evening. While stepping;
from her back porch her feet slipped
and she fell, striking the edge of 'tho
porch on .her side, fracturing two
Mrs. Keiser, formerly Miss Flor
ence Suydam, of Salt Lake City, Utah,
and her friend, Miss Sappin'gton, of
tho same city, .were tho guests of tho
Misses Dorflinger. They left for
Paterson, N. J., and New York city,
by way of Scranton, on Thursday.
Misses Nellie and Kathryn Dor
fllnger spent Thursday in Scranton.
Mrs. Dwight Dorfllnger spent Fri
day and Saturday In Scranton.
Mrs. John Boyle and nephew, Rob
ert Bellman, spent Wednesday In
DYBERRY LOSES ESTEEMED
William Paynter, aged 77, for
many years a respected resident of
Dyberry, died at his home on Dec.
12, at 9:30 a. m. His death was duo
to palsy. He had been troubled with
this ailment for several years and
lately it so affected him that he was
unable to speak.
William Paynter was born on
March 7th, 183C, In North Pather
wln, Devonshire, England.- He came
to this country in 1861 at the age of
twenty-five and settled at Beachlako.
Ho was employed by William Tam
blyn and held this position for three
years. After residing at Beachlako
two years, he married Melissa Olver,
the eldest daughter of John Olver,
on November 14, 18G3. After mar
riage Mr. and Mrs. Paynter lived at
Beachlako for one year. They then
came to Dyberry and settled on John
Olver's farm where they have since
resided. Mr. Paynter was a farmer
by occupation and also a sincere and
faithful church worker. He was con
verted in England and upon his ar
rival here joined the M. E. church
of Beachlake. He was also a Sun
day school teacher for many years.
The funeral services were held on
Sunday, Dec. 14-, at 1:30 o'clock, tho
Rev. J. E, Prltchard of the Bethany
Presbyterian church officiating. In
terment was made In the Bethany
!The decnased .Is survived by his
wife, Melissa (Olver) Paynter, and
the following sons and daughters:
Otis Paynter, of Binghamton, N. Y.;
John Wesley Paynter, Ernest Payn
ter and Mrs. Robert Miller of Car
bondale; Leo Paynter, of Bethany;
Albert Paynter of Tanners Falls, and
Mrs. Ira Bryant, at home.
In a recent conversation with
his brother-in-law, tho Rev. A. C.
Olver, of the M. E. church, he asked
him if ho remembered an old hymn
that they used to sing very often to
gether. It was the following:
When peace like a river attendeth my
When sorrow like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot Thou hast taught
me to say
It is well, It is well, with my soul.
He told him that this would be tho
spirit in which ho would pass away.
The following relatives of the
late William Paynter of Dyberry at
tended his funeral on Sunday: Otis
W. Paynter, of Hooper, N. Y., Mr.
and Mrs. John W. Payntdr and
daughter Isabel, Ernest Paynter, Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Miller and daugh
ter, Mildred, Ernest Paynter, all of
Carbondale; Mark N, Robinson of
BURNETT FOR DISTRICT
ATTORNEY OF MIDDLE DISTRICT
Among the nominations sent to
the United States Senate on Saturday
by President Wilson was that of Hon.
Uogers L. Burnett, of Stroudsburg,
to bo United Ktntns nictrlot Attnmn,.
for the Middle Pennsylvania District,
viue iv. a. uunsmore. a report from
Washington states that his confirm
ation will not bo opposed.
Mr. Burnett owes his appointment
to Congressman A. M. Palmer, and
thereby Mr. Palmer is paying a politi
cal debt, ono that was expected. It
is claimed that Mr. Burnett became a
candidate for State Senator and for
President Judgo of the 43rd Judicial
District to please Mr. Palmer and
was defeated in both instances. It
cannot bo taken then, that the ap
pointment came 'because of any poli
tical strength of tho gentleman, but
as a reward made personally by Mr.
Palmer for support given him.
IRockwoll Brlgham et ux. of Da
mascus, to James Dolson, of same, 18
acres in Damascus township; $350,
Jennie Dolson of Damascus, to
Rockwell Brighrfm, same, land In Da
mascus; consideration $550.
Pennsvlvanl.1 Pn.il Pnitingnv tn
Alexander Barrett of Hawley, land in
rairayra townsnip; consideration,
John Stahl of Bronx. M V tr, Tno
Liccronl of Mt. Vernon, 21 vacant
lots in uronx;
II. W. Brown et ux. of Forest City,
tO A. f! SHIPS nf CnTriO lnn.l I..
" ... , .MUU lU
Browntown; consideration $200.
u. a. weisn et ux. of Hawley, to
Peter J. Bower of same; land in
Benj. F. Sampson HonfiHiini
Olive B. Leo. Carbondalo
Daniel O. Vail ,..,New York City
Elizabeth A. Thlelke .Hawley