The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, December 19, 1913, Image 1

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Wayne county, especially along the
Wayne County Horticultural Society
has work to perform and The Citizen
will stand 'back of the society and
give it all the publicity it can. Now
for a lively and Interested campaign
for new members for the Horticul
tural Society that it may put Wayne
county on the map as being the best
place in the United States for raising
apples. By that time it will be hop
ed that Wayne county farmers will
have a produce exchange in Hones-
dale to which they can bring their
fruits and vegetables and receive the
highest market values for the same.
Tells About Erie Company Improve
ments The Development of Rail
roads Relates Tilings Seen In
Land of Midnight Sun, From
Wliich Ho Has Just Returned.
H. R. Daniels, of Boston, who is
spending the week in Honesdale re
marked to a Citizen representative
that he was very much Impressed
wiin iionesuaie. no conunueu: -wo
pride ourselves on the suburbs out
side of Boston but I can truthfully
say that there is no placo that can
equal Honesdale In beauty." Mr,
Daniels was told that this was quite
a broad assertion to make, but ho
assured us nevertheless that It was
Honesdalo is an ideal place in
which to live and locate factories,
Its climate is unexcelled, the air is
pure and water the best obtainable.
If you are contemplating a change,
come to Honesdale. The Board of
Trade will assist you.
Luis Jackson, of Now York City,
Erie railroad Industrial commission
er, was a visitor in Honesdale on
Wednesday. While in the Maple City
Commissioner Jackson called at The
Citizen office and we had a very
pleasant interview with him. Refer
ring to business conditions at large
Mr. Jackson stated that one of the
things that would help business
would be the increase of five per cent,
freight rates. Quoting Mr. Jackson,
he says, "I find that the entire man
ufacturing community of the country
is in favor of the increase as it is ex
pected to give an immense impetous
power of the railroad and will en
able them to secure more necessary
capital for rails and equipment.
"Little or no money is now being
invested in railroad securities and
as money, like water, flows to Its
level, investors will seek a field for
American capital abroad. Any busi
ness man can tell by instinct that the
high cost of living effects railroads
in their purchases and in their la
bor costs. The trouble is that we
have too many lawyers in congress,
and they are too slow In grasping the
business end of matters.
"The Erie railroad has its line
double tracked from Buffalo to Chi
cago. This road has always had a
double track to Buffalo, but from
that city to Chicago has been a sin
gle track. During the past two years
the single track has been abandoned
and the double track is now within
40 miles from Chicago. As soon as
this track is completed to Chicago
the Erie will take rank as one of the
great freight carriers .in the United
States, and with this main line
doubled it will be able to take care
of every detailed improvement on
the lines of the whole system. I be
lieve that the antagonism against the
railroads has about ended and that
the public is discriminating against
charging the faults of the few to the
many. I believe that the railroads
will push ahead with the development
of their lines. The railroad's busi
ness is too big an interest to be scar
ed or disheartened by temporary
Commissioner Jackson has just re
turned from the Land of the Mid
night Sun, and among other Interest
ing things related, he said:
"Between Boden and Narvik is
the great Swedish Iron ore district.
The principal mines are at Gelllvare
and Klruna. The Gelllvare mines
ship to Lulea on the east coast of
Sweden, where there are ore docks.
Prom Lulea the ore goes chiefly to
Germany. The mines at Kiruna ship
to Narvik on the west coast of Nor
way. Much ore from this district is
shipped by rail and water to furnaces
in Sweden. The total production of
Swedish iron ore this year (1913),
is estimated at 5,500,000 tons.
Amout 3,500,000 tons of this will bo
handled by the ore docks at Narvik,
Norway. (These figures are not au
thoritative). From Narvik most of
the ore is shipped to Emden in Ger
many, and Is thence taken to the
steel works in the Ruhr district Es
sen (Krupps) , Dusseldorf, etc. Ships
alsd load at Narvik for the United
States. Nearly all such ships run di
rect from Narvik to Philadelphia, in
1012 Philadelphia received 338, 8C3
tons of iron ore from Sweden. Phil
adelphia is, practically, the only port
that receives Swedish iron ore. It
Is shipped from there to different
American furnaces, to enrich other
ores, being a very high grade ore. In
many cases it contains as much as
CO per cent, of iron, and in some
cases as high as G9 per cent.'
Accident Occurred on Old Glass
Factory Slto Bridge Tuesday Eve
ning -Car Grnzcd C. M. Coulter
Who Cnmo Near Being Rilled.
C. M. Coulter, a resident of East
Honesdale, narrowly escaped injur
ies last Tuesday evening about 7
o'clock by being nearly run down by
a southbound automobile. The ac
cident occurred near the old glass
factory bridge at the outlet of Car
ley Brook. Mr. Coulter was coming
to Honesdale and was walking along
the side of the road. A short dis
tance ahead of him he saw a dimly
lighted automobile. It was coming
directly toward him. He stepped
close to the fence along the road,
thinking that the car would turn out
and pass him safely. The car crowd
ed the fence and then Mr. Coulter
called to the operator. The man
driving the car evidently did not
hear Mr. Coulter's outcry as he con
tinued on the same side of the road
as was Mr. Coulter. In passing him
the mud guards struck the pedes
trian, and the car struck the bridge,
causing the machine to stop. The
force turned the car across the road.
An effort was made upon the part of
the driver who was from Narrows
burg way, to continue his journey,
but he was unable to owing to a
broken axle.
iHad the automobile been six in
ches nearer Mr. Coulter it might have
killed him instantly or disabled him
for life. It is estimated that the car
was running 25 miles per hour.
Items of Interest Transpiring in the Hall of Justice and Record
ed "in Wayne County's Different Offices Reported by a
Representative of The Citizen.
The Business Men's Association
and Wayne County Automobile Asso
ciation opened an office in the Foster
building on Tuesday morning for the
transaction of business pertaining to
these respective organizations. N. B.
Spencer, who is secretary of both as
sociations, is in charge.
The need of an office to represent
these societies is an absolute neces
sity, there being many occasions for
its use. It is centrally located, and is
near the business part of the town for
the merchants' convenience and also
near a hotel where several tourists
stop during the period of a year. The
office is equipped with a large com
bination desk, filing cabinet, type
writer and chairs. The Citizen
'phone has been installed. Officers
and directors of the Business Men's
Association and Wayne County Au
tomobile Association will be furnish
ed with keys.'
Dr. Sclineffcr Says They Are to bo
Elected in .May of Next Year.
An official opinion on the dates
when elections of county school su
perintendents shall be held has been
given to Dr. Schaeffer, the State Su
perintendent of Public Instruction,
by Deputy Attorney General Cun
ningham, as a result of questions
which had been raised as to the in
tent of the Legislature in drafting
the school code. In a number of
counties there were doubts express
ed, but it is now held that the state
superintendent should order the
election of county superintendents in
the year 1914 to bo held on the first
Tuesday o.f May, 1914, the superin
tendents to be elected on that date
to servo from tho first Monday of
Juno, 1914, to the first Monday of
May, 1918, and their successors to
be elected on the second Tuesday of
April, 1918."
Library Committee Appointed.
Special court was held on Dec. 1G
at 10 a. m., before the Honorable A.
T. Searle, Judge of Wayne county
The first matter brought to the at
tention of tho Court was a petition
presented by W. H. Lee, Esq., for the
appointment of a committee com
prising five members of tho Wayne
county bar for the purpose of direct
ing the Honesdale Law Literary As
sociation under the act of May 11,
1901. The following attorneys were
appointed: W. H. Lee, E. C. Mum
ford, Homer Greene, C. A. McCarty,
and F. P. Kimble. The members of
the committee shall hold office for
one year and shall have power to
adopt rules for the regulation of the
law library. It shall account annual
ly to the -Court the financial condi
tion of the library accounts.
Rule Granted.
Rule on Wright Schoonover and
others to show cause why they should
not contribute to the support of their
mother, Charlotte Schoonover. Those
contributing to her support in ac
cordance with a prior order made
in this case are permitted to visit
her and converse with her at her
domicile at all reasonable times.
Sale of Real Estato Ordered.
A petition was presented by Geo.
O. Gillett, executor of the last will
and testament of Eugene Mitchell, to
sell the real estate of the deceased.
Tho petitioner, George O. Gillett,
is ordered to sell said real estate at
nubile sale and to give bond in the
amount of $1,800 with sureties to be
approved by Court or the Judge in
vocation. Returnable to January
term of court next.
Asks for Guardian.
A petition was presented by Eliza
beth Hardier, minor child of Henry
Hardier, deceased, asking for the ap
pointment of a guardian. The said
Elizabeth Hardier not being of full
legal age, and desiring to convey
her interest in a certain piece of real
estate, which had descended to her
mother through the will of her fath
er, with certain conditions, giving
her an interest which amounts to a
cloud upon the title. John Mains
was appointed guardian upon giving
Mnry N. Gray Files Answer.
In the matter of the appointment
of a guardian for Mary N. Gray, an
alleged feeble minded person, the
folhwinir answer was filed by Searle
.& Salmon, the same being the an-
swers.of Mary N. Gray:
To the Honorable, the Judge of the
Court of Common Pleas of Wayne
Mary N. Gray, the person alleged
to be feeble minded In applicant's
netition filed in tho above case, made
the following answer to the said pe
That on December 8th, 1913, a pe
tition was filed in the Court of Com
mon Pleas of Wayne County, sworn
to by her nephew, Robert H. Gray,
setting forth among other things as
follows: "The said Mary N. Gray is
so weak In mind as to be utterly un
able to take care of her property and
is, therefore, liable to lose or dissi
pate the same and become the victim
of designing persons. Tho said Mary
N. Gray has considerable personal
property without any person to care
for the same. Mary N. Gray has no
other near relatives, wherefore your
petitioner prays that your Honor
will appoint some suitable person as
guardian of her estato, etc."
Three creditors of tho Pocono Dis
tilling, company, with headquarters In
Scranton, the first of the week filed a
petition in the United States court
asking that the company bo declared
bankrupt. The petitioners are Lach
man & Jacobs and the, American Dis
tilling company, of New York, and
Fred C. White, of Hawley. They al
lege that they are owed over $3,000
and that several acts of bankruptcy
hayo been committed by the' allegeu
'insolvent company. J. S. Brown of
this place holds eighteen shares of
this stock.
Tho first named creditors set
forth that they have provable claims
.of $272 against the Pocono Distilling
company, the next named alleged
they are owed $2,702, while tho
third names $272 as the amount of
his debt. In the statement filed it is
said that the company committed
acts of bankruptcy In paying some
creditors in full and allowing a Judg
ment to 'bo entered against them in
the Lackawanna county court in fa
vor of E. G. Lyons. A hearing will
be held December 30. A. V. Bower
represents the petitioners.
Bartenders of Scranton have re
jected tho proposition of Rev. George
Wood Anderson, pastor of the fash
ionable Elm Park M. E. church, to
secure good jobs for all those engag
ed in the liquor tramc who wish to
quit the business.
(Dr. Anderson In a recent sermon
against intemperanco declared that
tho bartenders who served the drinks
were worse than the thief that stole
his watch while he was on a recent
Yisit to New York.
The bartenders on a resolution
voted that tho offer was not worthy
of their consideration. A number
had previously expressed an inten
tion of making the minister make
good his offer.
Tho Wayne County Medical so
ciety met Thursday afternoon at 3
o'clock in the Kohinjan House, Haw-
ley, Dr. J. Norman "White, of Spran
ton, read an interesting paper beford
the society, which was well repre
sented. A dinner was served at
Oppoiite the New Pitt Offleet
Respondent states that she never
has been and is not, at the present
time, weak in mind or unable to take
care of her property or liable to
lose or dissipate tho same or to 'be
come the victim of designing per
Mary N. Gray further states that
she has for her life time an assured
income of $150.00 per month which
she wishes for her support and main
tenance and that she uses all of the
$150.00 per month to maintain her
self in the style and manner of living
to which she has been accustomed
to live.
Further respondent states that In
her opinion tho petition of her neph
ew, Robert H. Gray, has solely for
Its motivo the restriction of her use
of this $1'50.00 per month, as afore
said, In order that at respondent's de
cease, there might be something com
ing to liim from her estate.
Your respondent further states
that she would have no objection to
the appointment of a guardian, pro
viding such a guardian were appoint
ed as would see that her monthly in
come was used to maintain her in the
manner and style in which she has
been accustomed to live. She is will
ing that Edgar W. Ross, at whose
home she is now residing should be
appointed guardian.
Edgar W. Ross was appointed
guardian in accordance therewith
with the understanding that his bond
should be increased as the amount
of money coming into his hand is in
creased. McGinty Case Settled.
Attorney M. J. Hanlan stated to
the Court that the case of John Mc
Ginty against Rudolph Roegner and
others had been settled, and there
for would not be argued Tuesday
as heretofore ordered.
Lozicr vs. Clinton Cut Glass Co.
Tho case of C. C. Lozier against
the Clinton Cut Glass Company was
then called for argument. This case
is founded in equity. The bill of the
plaintiff alleges fraud, conspiracy
and collusion on the part of C. H.
Wilmarth, with R. M. Terrell and J.
H. Storman, three of the directors of
the defendant company. On March
1, 1913, capital stock was Issued to
C. H. Wilmarth 'by the board of di
rectors to the amount of $3,500
without consideration being paid in
to the treasury for the same and
without notice to any stockholders
whatever of the Intention of the
board of directors to sell stock of the
Clinton Cut Glass Company. -The
plaintiffs allege that the stock was
worth vastly more than par value of
$100, namely $193.93, and upwards.
Tho opening argument was made
'by C. A. Garratt, Esq. He contend
ed that a director occupies a produc
ing relation toward the corporation,
and that he shall manage the busi
ness of the company in such a man
ner as to promote not his own inter
est but tho common interest of all the
stockholders and where a director
procures an issue of stock to himself
over a protest of a minority of the
board of directors and where the vote
to sell was procured by his own vote
that is if he had not voted or had
voted on the other side the vote
would have been otherwise, such sale
of stock is illegal and tainted with
fraud and the action is double and
collusive in that such a purchaser
of stock would be Interested in buy
ing the stock for the lowest possible
price for himself, and at the same
time as President Leander and direc
tor of the corporation he should be
Interested in getting the highest pos
sible price for the stock for the bene
fit of tho corporation. In this case
tho sale of stock was procured by C.
H. Wilmarth, by his own controlling
vote in tho corporation. The plain
tiffs ask that the stock be delivered
up and cancelled. The case was ably
argued by counsel for the plaintiff
and defendant. Iloff and Garratt
represented the plaintiffs and Mum-
ford & Mumford the defendants.
Briefs of law were submitted to
tho Court by the attorneys on both
sides and tho case now awaits decision.
Special court was hold Wednesday
at 10 a. m. before Judge Alonzo T.
Searle and the following business
was transacted:
Petition for the appointment of
overseers of the poor for Dyborry
township presented. J. I. Bates and
W. J. Hacker appointed.
In tho case of Grace M. French,
libellant, against Frank T. French,
respondent, dlvqrco was granted.
Hn tho matter of tho application
of Claro Yale for determination of
election for supervisor in Lebanon
township, the case was submitted to
tho Court.
'Court adjourned to meet tho 29th
day of December, 1913, at 10 a. m.
Register and Recorder.
Business was quiet at this office
this week, there being not many land
transfers made. The following deeds
were recorded:
Heirs of John Donnolly, of Tioga
and McKean county, to George Don
nolly, of Damascus township; $800.
Deed dated April 4, 1905.
George B. Knapp and wife of Da
mascus, to Carrie A. Ellison, of the
same place, land In said township.
$1 and other valuable consideration.
Deed dated Dec. 15, 1913.
Ellery Potter and wife of Oraf
ton county, to Norman and Mamlo
Lester of Manchester, containing 4G
acres. Consideration, $600. Dated
Nov. 17, 1913.
Rockwell Brigjiam and wife, of
Damascus, to James Dolson, of that
township, consisting of 18 acres.
Consideration $350. Deed dated De
cember 9, 1913,
Pennsylvania Coal ( ., any to
Alexander Barrett, of l'& iy, $75,
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Deed dated October 15f '5.
Treasurer's Olllce.
Treasurer W. W. Wood and deputy
treasurer, Miss Louise Fowler aTo
busily engaged in getting tho differ
ent bills in readiness for Auditors
Bodle, Avery and Gilpin January 1st
Hunting licenses numbering 1,859
have been issued by Treasurer Wood
this season, netting $1,859.
Clerk of Courts.
Second naturalization papers have
been applied for by Frank An'tonlan.
Honesdale; Ulrich Keller of Braman;
Gottleib Matterer, HaWley.
A marriage license was granted to
Edgar Spangenbefg and Dessio
Swingle of the same place on Wed
nesday. In the absence of Miss Marcia
Barnes, deputy prothonotary, Mrs.
W. J. Van Keuren, is serving in Miss
Barnes' steadl. The latter has been
a guest of her brother, Earl Barnes,
in Milanville the. past few days.
Sheriffs Office.
The sale of property of Deborah
L. Eade, of Mt. Pleasant, at the suit
of Mary L. Silsby, was filed in this
office Wednesday afternoon. Judg
ment, $232.70.
Sale of personal property of Fred
Eldred, of Oregon, Friday, Decem
ber 19, 1913.
Sale of personal property of Alva
Goodrich, of Canaan, Saturday, Dec.
20, 1913.
Sheriff F. C. Kimble was in Ariel
on Wednesday- where he served a
writ of sclra facias to retire judg
ment on a property in that place.
The next term- of court will con
vene on the third Monday of Janu
ary, the 19th. Grand jury will meet
the 12th of next month.
Commissioners' Olllce.
The next regular meeting of the
Wayne county commissioners will
be held on Tuesday, December 30,
being the last meeting of tho year.
Commissioners Clerk T. Y. Boyd
and assistant, Miss Mabel Jones, aro
getting the accounts of the office In
readiness for tho county auditors
January 1, 1914.
Deputy Boyd attended the Pomona
at Gravity on Wednesday.
Justice of Peace Oflicc.
iRobert A. Smith, Honesdale's
nonagenarian justice of tho peace,
commenced tho present week by
making people happy, as is character
istic of Uncle Bob. The contracting
parties wore Joseph W. Early and
Llllie W. Weisser, both, of Scranton.
After congratulations Mr. and Mrs.
Early left on the Delaware and
Hudson train for a brief honeymoon.
Eberly Skinner waived a hearing
before Justice Smith Wednesday af
ternoon on charges preferred against
him by Mrs. (Comfort) Skinner, who
alleges that Mr., Skinner, from -whom,
she has applied lor a uivorce, -Drone
Into .her apartments during her ab
sence. Assault and battery Is also
mentioned in the bill of complaint.
Upon the advice of his attorney, M.
J. Hanlan, he gave bail in the amount
of $100 to appear before tho Janu
ary term of court. The arrest was
made by County Detective N. B.
Condemnation Proceedings Heard in.
Grand Jury Room.
Witnesses were heard on Wednes
day in the condemnation proceedings
of Joseph P. Page of Poyntello
against tho Ontario & Western rail
road. Tho hearing was before W. H.
Lee, M. J. Hanlan and W. L. Gay
lord, viewers appointed by tho court
to determine the value of the land
taken by tho railroad company in its
double track operations in 1911.
The plaintiff had 8 or 9 witnesses
who testified as to the value of tho
land as affected by the double track
operations of the company. Tho
plaintiff alleged the only spring on
tho farm had been destroyed in this
operation. The witnesses estimated
the damages at from $2,000 to $2,
500. , "
The company had two witnesses,
both of whom were disqualified as
to tho value of land as not being fa
miliar with it.
James E. Burr, of Scranton, ap
peared for the railroad and Searlo &
Salmon for tho plaintiff.
The hearing adjourned at noon.
Wednesday, until December 31, at
10 o'clock for further taking of ovi-dence.
It has been learned that a woman
has been going nbout the boroughs
and selling subscriptions for tho Mc
Call Magazine with a free pattern
for 35 cents and then telling those
who naid her the money that tho
magazlno and tho pattern could bo
had by calling at the Wallaco Do-
partment store.
There has been no arrangement ot
this kind made with the Wallaco
storo and of course those who have
contributed their 35 cents must
look elsewhere for the magazine and
pattern. It looks as though some
one was being "hooked' and It would
be well to bo a bit careful before
giving subscriptions for magazines.
There are plenty of local accredited
agents for about all tho magazines
that aro published and there will 'bo
no chance of being caught. Monroe
There will bo a hearing on Satur
day of the creditors in the bank
ruptcy case of Levin A. Waltz by
Trustee Charles J. Waltz to take
action on leave to sell personal prop
erty of said bankruptcy. The hear
ing will be before Referee in Bank
ruptcy W. H. Lee.
There was a hearing for the ex
amination of Peter J. Schmidt, ot
White Mills, bankrupt, Thursday af
ternoon at 2 o'clock. The 18 credi
tors were represented by Mumford &
Mumford and Searle & Salmon. Mr.
Schmltt and his council, Kimble &
Hanlan, were also present. The lia
bilities are set forth at $4,172 and
assets at $1,870.