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THE CITIZEN Frorr
January 1, 1013, 05
MOth YEAR --NO. 29
HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 1912.
PRIC 2 CENTS
HAWLEY HAPPENINGS OF TIMELY
I In nnd Around Hnwlev People
Coming nnd Going Easter Ob- ,
served nt Churches nnd tho
Events of IjocuI Interest.
Easter was observed by special
services In the churches. There I
were largo congregations. Tho Dap- !
Itlsts and Presbyterians, who have
been without a regular pastor fori
some time, had now ministers lor
Itlio day. These churches soon cx-
Ipect to havo their permanent pastor.
Easter brought out the usual line
inllllncry display with correspond
The measle epidemic is on tho
Mrs. Caroline Schrader, of Maple
I Avenue, who recently sprained her
ankle, Is now able to go out.
Mrs. R. 11. Ely, much to tho regret
I of tho many friends which sho has
! made during her residence here, left
on Thursday for Wllkes-Barfle
Lwhcre she will be tho guest of rela
tives for a short time: afterward she
rwlll go to Laceyvllle and will prob-
Iably make her future home with her
mother who is also a widow.
Tho Methodist congregation held
la reception in tho church parlors
for their new pastor. Rev. D. S.
IiMacivcllar and his wife Tuesday
'Miss Barbara Wetzel Is visiting In
Mrs. Gllbort Pennell, of Arling
ton, was a Sunday visitor in town.
Mr and Mrs. James Stevenson and
little daughter, Edith, were enter
tained by Scranton and Ariel friends
for the Easter vacation.
C E. Plum Is spending several
days In town.
A recital will bo given in the
school auditorium on Friday even
ing, April 12. The proceeds will be
applied on the piano fund.
The annua ball and entertain
ment of the Haw-ley Fire Depart
ment was held in the Odd Fellows'
Hall on Monday night. Besides
dancing, cards and other games
were indulged In.
Jutslce B. 'F. Killam of Paupack,
was doing business in town on Sat
Miss Gusslc Atkinson, White
Mills, is the obliging new clerk now
in our postofllce, Miss Lillian Town-
end having resigned her position
last week. She will return to her
homo at Binghamton, N. V.
At the school meeting held on
Monday night tho board voted in
favor of permitting the graduating
class to make a trip to Washington,
D. C, Instead of having the regular
commencement exercises; also al
lowing them. to uso the proceeds of!
the proposed oratorical contest to
help defray their expenses. So there
will be no graduating exercises this
spring. The pupils will celebrate
Arbor Day by planting three maple
trees somewhere on the school
grounds. It was reported that at
the meeting the announcement was
made that the actions taken on hir
ing the teachers were not linal.
Fred Kohlmann of the Kohlmann
House, and Miss Johanna Wetzel
were quietly married at Honesdale
the other day by Rev. C. C. Miller.
They are living for the present with
Mrs. Kohlmann s parents, 'Mr. and
Mrs. A. Wetzel.
Edward Hardier, foreman In tho
Keystone Cutting shop, has been
taking an enforced vacation caused
by the grip. His brother, Henry,
also an employe of the above shop
at the same time, was a victim of
the measles and unable to work.
'Mrs, Alfred Oschman and son Ed
ward, will attend the wedding of
her sister, Miss Lily Kielbach, tho
event to take place at the parental
home in Newark, N. J., on the 17th.
'Father Burko, at services In tho
R. C. church Sunday, announced his
intention of starting this week with
a former schoolmate on a trip to the
.Holy Land In Palestine.
Several of tho Ullgh school faculty
spent their Easter vacation out of
town. Prof. Mark Creasy, who with
his wife expected to go to Mew York
was called to Light Street, Pa., ow
lng to the serious sickness of his
Miss Mary Snyder is spending
some time with relatives over In the
Miss Harriet Buck went to Passaic,
N J , on Friday. From there she
Joined her sister, Olga, and a party
of young ladles who went to Wash
ington, D C. for a trip of ten days'
duration They expected to spend
thoir Easter In the Capital City.
1 Frank Lieber, the Keystone
plumber while at his work the past
week, Injured his left hand so badly
that it will useless for some time.
This misfortune did not hinder
Frank from taking his usual Sunday
walk In company with a friend who
Tegularly each Sunday morning start
out on a long pedestrian trip, snow,
mud or rain.
Rev 'D. S. MacKellar will deliver
a series of sermons to men 'begin
ning with a sermon to tho young
men next Sunday evening. A cor
dial Invitation is extended.
Has Apple Trees in Blossom.
A Phoenicia correspondent to tho
Deposit Courier-Journal says: " Ed
ward iLavey, one of tho naturalists of
Muddy Brook, has apple trees In
blossom at this writing. Ono side of
his farm Is like tho Fourth of July.
Ho has plowed up over 5 acres of
land this month and tho grasshoppers
follow tho plow. It this warm
weather keeps up for three weeks
longer he will havo about 40 fruit
trees in blossom. Mr. Lavey says
this Is tho earliest his trees have
blossomed In over CO years of his
Death of Frank Lehh.
Frank Leah, a carpenter, died of
cancer of tho stomach Monday (morning.
."Miss Louise Itioller Dead.
On Monday evening at about half
past eight, occurred tho death of
Miss Louise iHleflcr, nt tho homo of
her parents In Hawloy after a fow
dn'8 illness, biie was taken slcK
?n Saturday and death Is supposed
to havo b,c?n . U8C,(1 by Brighfs
disease, with which sho had been a
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all who know her and her early
death will bo widely mourned. Sho
Is survived by her parents, iMr. nnd
Mrs. Henry RIefler, of Hawloy; five
brothers, Henry, George, Edward,
Frank nnd Rlnohnrdt; two sisters,
Ida and Freda at home.
Tho funeral services will bo hold
In the German Lutheran church In
Hawley on Thursday afternoon.
W, T. HEFT HAS BARBERED
Well Known Tonsoiinl Artist Com
menced When 10 Years of Ago
Hns Customers Ho Shav
ed for Half Century.
While on our way to the postofllce
Tuesday morning our attention was
attracted by two beautiful flags dis
played in front of William T. Heft's
W. T. HEFT.
barber shop on Ninth street. Our
curiosity was aroused and so we step
ped Into tho barber shop and inquir
ed wnat was the meaning of the dem
onstration. Mr. 'Heft greeted us with a usual
smile and pleasant good morning.
Knowing that all holidays were over
and that it was the wrong time of
tho year to display the national col
ors in commemoration of the running
of the first locomotive on tho Ameri
can continent the Stourbridge Lion
which occurred at 'Honesdale, Aug.
8, 1829, and which Mr. 'Heft Is a
member of the Stourbridge Lion
Monument Association, wo asked the
question, "In whoso honor are the
flags displayed?" Mr. Heft, In turn,
asked us If we remembered what
event In the Civil War occurred on
April 9, 1SG5. Not being able to
collect our thoughts and focus them
upon that' certain date, we humbly
admitted that ho had the better of
us. When told ho was a general,
we cautiously and faintly remarked,
Lee. "Yes, the flags are displayed
In commemoration of General Leo's
surrender." said iMr. Heft.
When Interrogated as to how
many years Mr. Heft had followed
the 'harboring business in 'Honesdale
ho was somewhat reluctant at first
in telling us. Mr. Heft stated he
supposed the flags could answer for
two celebrations Just as well as one,
whereupon ho told a representative
of Tho Citizen that 50 years ago he
commenced shaving customers In
Fred White's barber shop, being
compelled to stand upon a soapbox to
reach the patron's face. We con
gratulated Mr. Heft then and there
and bid him go on and tell us more
about his experience so wo could
tell our readers facts concerning tho
life of a barber In continuous service
undoubtedly longer than any barber
In the State and possibly tho United
"It was snortly after tho opening
of the Civil war when 1 apprenticed
myself to Fred White, April 1, 18G2,
being the date, 'He was located In
what was formerly known us the
Klple Mouse, which stood where tho
'Red Stone Front Is now located. I
took readily to tho trado and after 1
had been with (Mr. Whlto nlno years
I bought him out. Yes, I wns but 10
years of age when 1 started to servo
my apprenticeship and being so very
small In staturo I was compelled to
stand on n box to lather and shave
the faces of tho customers. A fow
months after I hired out, I was shav
ing patrons of tho shop and had cus
tomers of my own. They used to
wait their turn so I could shave
them. Four of these customers still
como to me for their work, namely,
Joseph 'Mcnncr and John Smith of
this place; Walter Vail of iRIloyville,
and Daniel Kimble of Dyberry,
Daniel Pell, also of Honesdale, and
William Hauser, of Bethany, havo
been patrons for 40 years, and many
others from that number of years
"I havo been In this shop 38
years. Tho building formerly stood
on the opposite side of the street on
tho slto of the postofflco. It was
originally two stories high, but up
on tho erection of tho Foster build
ing in 1872 tho building was cut In
two and this, tho top part, was
skidded across tho street where It has
ulnco stood. It has been used as or
fice3 for lawyers, Judges and physi
cians and has not been painted Blnco
its first coat of paint applied many
years aeo. Tho celling of the porch
is of plaster and you can see there la
(Continued on Pago Eight.)
EASTER SUNDAY OBSERVED IN
Tho Seven Churches of llonesdnlo
Fittingly Observed Assenslon of
Christ by Appropriate Services.
Attended by Largo Crowds.
Tho balmy spring atmosphere of
tho morning as well as tho enchant
ment of pulpit orntorj' and classic
music told tho story of tlio .Risen
Lord, and ovory church In Honos
dale was filled to cannclty at tho
special Easter services which were !
rendered in nil both morning and
evening. In the evening, however,
on account of the lnclemont weather
which hegan shortly after noon, tho
attendanco was not as large, but'prlctor of a moving picture theatre
nevertheless a goodly number turned
out. Tho services as rendered In the!
different churches Is hereby given: .
CJrnco Episcopal Church.
Enster was observed In Grace
Episcopal church last Sunday with,
special music by tho choir, assisted
by IMrs. J. B. Evans, contralto, and
an orchestra of five. The selections
were classic a,nd well rendered and
the program published last week
was carried out entirely. Holy com
munion was held at C:30 a. m.
Morning Prayer, Communion and
Sermon at 10:. 10. Tho text of tho
sermon was "Questioning Among
Themselves What tho 'Rising From
the 'Dead Should Mean." A largo at
tendance greeted Rev. A. L. Whit
taker at both morning and evening
services desplto the Inclement weath
er. Last Sunday was the last Sunday
of the old year nnd reports of the
secretary and treasurer were given
In Sunday school. Miss Mabel
Jones' Sunday school class was pre
sented the banner for the coming
year for having the largest Easter
and class collections. Tho treasury
was enriched ?2G.12 or nearly ?7
more than tho next class, which was
that of Miss Dora Conger. The lat
ter class has held tho banner for
Both the morning and evening
services were exceptionally well at
tended. The choir and solo selec
tions wero well rendered and the
programme as published was car
ried out. At the 10:30 service in
tho morning. Rev. W. H. Swift
spoke on the subject, "Christ is
St. John's Lutheran Church.
Sunrise services was held at 7
o'clock on Easter morning. At 10
o'clock a preparatory service; at
10:30 administration of Lord's Sup
per was given In German. There,;
was u largo uueuaance.
In the evening at 7:30 a cantata
entitled "Easter Angles" was well
rendered and all taking part did. ex
ceptionally well. Tho special music
was rendered by the choir, assisted
by Sonner's orchestra.
No special Easter services wore
held at tho Baptist church and two
Easter sermons, morning and even
ing, wero delivered by the pastor.
Rev. eGorgo S. Wendell, which was
appreciated by a large congregation
St. Magdalen's Church.
Tho day was observed In the fore
noon by three masses, one at 7:30,
again at 8:30, and at 10:30
high mass, at which tlmo tho
Papal Blessing was given. There
was special singing and music at
high mass at 10:30. In tho evening
At 7:30, Rev. J. W. Balta, assisted
by 'Father Clemons, of Callicoon, N,
Y., gave bejiedictlon and a short
sermon. There was a largo attend
ance both morning and evening.
In tho morning Miss Cecelia Theo
bald, Henry Theobald and Paul Son
ner sang, "Ave Maria." Special
music by the choir which was as'
slsted hy Mrs. L. B. "Relchmyer, or
ganlst, and Frank Dupplus, cellolst.
at tho morning service. In tho
evening, "O, Salutaris" was render
ed by Paul Sonner, Henry Theobald
and George Deltzer.
Central M. E. Church.
In tho morning at 10:30 tho ser
vices began by a chorus, "Tho Lord
Is 'Risen 'Indeed. Special songs and
music made up tho morning service.
QnW worn rnnlrH 1. Mlc ninr,M,
Pearco and Miss Charlotte Bullock:!
In Ihn ovonlnir ATr Vnlann Rnon-1
nor nr.-nnut Mr p..ni, Tinni
PlUS. CellOlst. Of Reading Pa as-
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slsted the choir. Solos were render -
ed bv Miss Flossie iirvnnt nnd Miss
Jane Hagaman. Rev. W. H. Hlllor
preached a sermon on tho subject,
"Tho Broken Seal." A benediction
ended tho services at both morning
and .evening exceptionally good au
diences filled tho church.
St. John's R. ( Chinch.
Despite the inclemency of tho
weather Sunday evening tho church
was crovvdod to listen to tho chil
dren sing. A largo choir, consisting
of about 200 boys and girls, who has
hnnn tinilnn thn tvAKiinnnl I i a r-t i r t ( en
of Father OToolo during Lent, sur-
prised tho large audlenco by tho
manner in which they rendered the
songs. The girls wore whlto dresses
and tho boys whlto shirtwaists. Thoy
occupied pows In tho front of the
church. Dorothy Shanloy presided
at the organ. " Christ Is Risen To
day " was tho chorus anthem. Two
other hymns wero also rendered by
tho Juvenile choir. Father O'Toolo
preached an eloquent sermon from
tho text, " Suffer tho Children to
Como to Mo and Forbid Thorn 'Not."
Tho meat of tho sermon was that
parents should tako an Interest In
their children and that tho children
should bo obodlcnt and be respect
ful of their parents. During tho
singing Miss Annlo Roily had chargo
of the chorus as well as the hymns
for benodlctlon of the Most Blessed
Sacrament. Without any doubt it
was tho most Impressive scone over
.MARRIED TO MAX ALREADY WED
Former Mrs. Skier Succeeds In llnv
ing Her Mnrrlngo Annulled In
Benjamin Skier, who formerly con
ducted a Btoro In tho property now
occupied by tho Hippodrome moving
ptct'uro house In Hawley, and who
later conducted a moving plcturo
theatre In Port Jervls, got into
trouble in Buffalo as the result of too
much marriago, according to the Buf
falo Courier of last Sunday. As stat
ed In tho Courier article, Mr. Skier
married a Port Jorvls widow with a
large family, though ho has an undl
vorecd wife and a daughter living In
Russln. Tho article follows:
"Mrs. Esther 15. Skier, who before
her marriago to Benjamin Skier, .pro-
on Genesee street, was 'Mrs. Biers, a
widow living In Port Jervls, N. Y.,
with her live children, again Is Mrs.
Biors. Justice. Wheeler restored her
name to her yesterday In special term
supremo court, when ho annulled hor
marriago to 'Skier, on tho ground that
tho latter had another wife living
When he wooed and won tho widow
in Port Jorvls.
Skier was operating a moving
plcturo show In Port Jervls when he
and Mrs. Biers met. Tho fact that
she had five children and a mother
dependent upon her did not deter the
persistent Mr. Skier, who insisted
that they wed. !Ho said ho would
solve tho question of providing for
tlio big family by acquiring a chain
of moving picture shows, and he
maue a start by purchasing one In
Genesee street and another In Lack
awanna. So last October, tho widow, her
children and hor mother arrived In
Buffalo, and a home was rented In
Allen street, near Elmwood avenue.
Skier and the widow hied themselves
to Fort Erie, Ont., and on October 6
wero married. In a few weeks the
picture man, who had first posed as a
bachelor, confided that he had once
had a wife and his new spouse be
"After much urging, the husband
said that he had divorced her, but
when he said that a rabbi and not a
Justice had granted the decree, his
new wife started on tho war-path.
Sho engaged a lawyer and the latter
learned from Joseph Skier, a merch
ant in Hawley, that Benjamin had
niarrled in Russia before coming to
this country, and that the wife and
a pine-year-old daughter were still
alive and residing in the Czar's do
"When Skier learned of his wife's
action for an annullment of their
marriage, ho left 'Buffalo and since
January 11 has been located In Chl-
TRANSFERS OF REAL ESTATE."
Jennlo S. Franklin and Squire
E. Franklin of Waverly, transfers to
Leon C Franklin of Beachlake, 150
acres of land In Berlin township for
S. 'H. Blake et ux. of Salem, to
Joseph Combaskee, same place, 29
acres of land In Salem for $1175.
Loris Krawltz et ux. of Palmyra,
to George "Shercr and Augusta
Sherer of Manhattan City, lands in
palmyra for $4400.
Martha Kimmett of Hawloy, to
Frances B. Singer, of Gumble, lands
in nawiey borough for $1G00.
Benjamin Froy, of Berlin, to Jos.
F. Frey, same place, lands In Ber
'Mary B. Sanford, of Preston, to
Mrs. Ardles C. Bennett, of Carbon
dale, lands in Preston township, for
Maggie E. .Ball, Wellsboro, to Car
rie E. Brown, Honesdale, lands in
borough of iHonesdale for $5000.
George Oehler et ux. of Paupack,
to Mary A. 'Hoffman, Brooklyn, N.
Y., CO acres of land In Paupack
township for $4500.
Wllllnm and Paul iHulse of Port
Jervls, N. Y., to Warner Kessler,
Deposit, N. Y., lands In Manchester
township, for $5.00.
Last week M. F. Clemo, of Texas
township, transferred 72 acres In
lexas to cyrus A. Isham, of Dy-
uvrr). air. isnam gave in exchange
70 acres of land In Dyborry.
AX EARLIER KOY1T FOl'ND.
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P10 information was forwarded by
Professor Whittomoro, of tho 'Egypt
Exploration Fund, to Mrs. 'Mario M.
Buckman. of this city, secretary of
tho prganlzatlon for the United
States. Professor Whltteraoro
"'Beneath a fow inches of clean
wind-blown sand lies a thick, dark
stratum composed of sand mixed
with burnt wood, fragments of pot
tery, animal bones and decayed vege
table matter. Of particular Interest
nro two groat hearths, each about
' 20 f oof In I I fi niolnr mnnnltn n
.20 feet in diameter. Desplto a care
ful search no trace of huts of any
kind was found. That tho neonln
spent much tlmo in tho manufacture
of flint implements is apparent from
the vast number of chips and finish
ed instruments found."
Charles Fox, of Cronford. Ct.,
was a guest nt tho homo of Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Chnrlesworth on Sun
day. wltnessod in St. John's church. Tho
altars wero beautifully decorated
with Easter lilies, cut flowers,
palms and forns. During tho beno
dlctlon scores of candles wero burn
ing on tho threo altars,
aiondny aftornoon at 1 o'clock
rowaru or merit certificates wore
given to all tho children who regu
larly attended the 8 o'clock mass
on week days during the Lenten aea-
CONCERT AND BALL A GREAT
Iloso Company No. 1 Event of Sen
son 10(1 Netted Brilliant Af
fnlr nnd Well Attended.
An unprecedented assemblage at
tended Hose Company's No. 1 second
annual concert and ball at tho Park
street armory Easter Monday even
ing. Not slnco tho day of dedication
has thero been such a largo com
pany of pcoplo gathered at ono time
undor Its roof. The occasion will go
down In tho annuals of history of
Hoso Company No. 1 as boing tho
best and most successful entertain
ment ever glvon by them. Tho net
proceeds amount to $400. It was a
democratic affair, all denominations
being well represented. Members of
Protection Engine Company No. 3,
Alert Hook and Ladder company,
Chemical Engine company and Seoly
villo wore present and helped make
tho affair tho success that It was.
The Fife and Drum Corps was also
The armory was profusely decorat
ed with national colors, Hags being
almost exclusively used in decora
tion. They wero arranged In many
d life rent shapes and forms present
ing a very pretty effect. "Hoso Co.
No. 1," whoso letters wero of yellow
chrysanthemums, was displayed on a
shield representing a keystone of
red, whlto and blue streamers. Tho
platform decorations conslstod of
Tho program for tho entertain
ment opened with a selection by
Freeman's orchestra. A medley,
"Timely Tunes," was sung by a mix
ed quartetto composed of Misses
Margaret Eberhardt, Mary Bodle,
Mae Robinson, Florence Eldred, Jano
Hagaman, Messrs. J. A. Bodle, Jr.,
F. A. Jenkins, George Hayward,
Sumner 'Crossloy, Vincent Carroll,
and C. R. Callaway. At tho closo
the young people wero heartily ap
plauded. Miss Bessie Caufield was
third and rendered a beautiful piano
Dr. J. W. Balta, chaplain of iHose
Company No. 1, was greeted In a
most enthusiastic manner and at tho
finish of his patriotic address the
applause was loud and long. Dr.
Balta gave a spirited, ardent and
earnest talk. He emphasized pa
triotism to country and patriotism of
tho upbuilding of civic virtue. The
fireman is a man who does great
deeds; ho is a man who is honest
and earnest, giving his life to the
all commanding service for civic vir
tue. In a recent IHonesdale fire a
fireman sacrificed his life and In the
last firo we had, the rescue of anoth
er fireman was made. The speaker,
chaplain of Hose Company-N, 1,
stated that It Is his wish that tho raon
light tho brutalities of that destruc
tive element. They havo done well
and we are all proud of our fire com
pany. These men are our guardians
and they deserve support. It Is
our duty to support them. It Is a
sign of civil righteousness. They de
serve help. The man who will not
raise his hat to ono of theso men
Is not worthy of protection. The
clergymen Is next to the firemen.
It is not enough for the clergy to be
only In the pulpit we belong where
thero is active life. Much might be
said of tho deeds of tho old firemen.
They can toll us where tho old
buildings stood, where the fires were,
their experiences and the like of
that. Wo should thank these old
firemen who worked hard in tho
days gone by for the protection of
the town. For Instance, here In
front of mo Is Mr. Pennlman, who
spent 59 years as a fireman. There
aro many others hero who also have
spent many years of their life light
ing against fires.
Tho whistling solo Dy William
Riley was greatly enjoyed, as also
was the cello solo by 'Frank Dupplus,
Dr. V. T. McConvill gavo announce
ment of the supper and read tho
parts of "Tho Midnight Alarm,"
tho closing overture by Freeman's
orchestra. Tho piece was well pro
duced. Specialties were Introduced
by R. 'M. Dorln, which added life In
Its rendition. The sounding of the
tire alarm, the clang of the fire bell,
tho horses hoors upon the pave
i ment, the unreeling of the hoso and
"f.othor sounds wero realistic. This
concluded the evening's concert.
Committee In charge: E. D. Katz, IR.
, inacey. i ureeii. i". it. .Murray, jr.
' tunimincc, tu..-
sistlng of Joseph Katz, chairman,
with George Bourket, John Rlckert,
Thomas Kelley, Carl Bartholmas and
John 'Wasman as assistants, then
proceeded to clear tho floor for danc
ing. Neat programs had been pre
pared and distributed, it consisted
of twenty-four numbers. This was
tho first dance slnco Lent, and It was
taken advantage of by about 200
couples. The floor spaco of tho large
drill room was taxed to Its utmost
capacity. Tho danco music was the
ibest production of Treman's or
chestra and after each danco tho
number of heartily applauded.
iDurlng tho evening and after the
concert, supper wns sorved In tho
dining room. Mrs. Emanuol Free
man and an ablo corps of waltrcssos
wero in readiness to care for the
wants of tho largo number who
availed themselves to partake of tho
excollent supper which had been
prepared. Tho sorvico was good,
which not only reflects credit upon
Mrs. Freeman and bevy of Honos
dalo's fairest representatives, but
upon tho supper committee, consist
ing of Itobort J. Murray, L. C. Wonl
gor and C. S. Marklo.
Tho success of tho ball and con
cert Is attributed largoly to Its ac
tive mombors. Tho general chair
man in charge was Elmer E. Wil
liams, lie rccolved good support
from tho following officers: Presi
dent. It. J. Murray; treasurer, J. Q.
Wasraan; secretary! Leon Katz;
(Special to Tho Citizen.)
Cairo, Egypt, April . A ferry
boat carrying !I00 pcoplo wns wreck
ed on tlio Xllo today by colliding
with another vessel on the Nile.
Two hundred persons nro drowned
nnd efforts aro being made to re
cover ninny pcoplo who can ho seen
clinging to tho wreckage. Twenty
bodies liavo been recovered.
It Is understood, howovcr, that
though Mr. Tart will not throw nny
mud during this campaign, It Is not
betauso an nniplo supply of such
ammunition would not bo available
If ho wanted to uso It. Indianapolis
THE BOROUGH COUNCIL HAS
Burgess McCarty Instructed to Tnko
Up Matter of Removing Track
From .Main nnd Park Street
Which Hnd Been Pluced
There .Several Ycnrs Ago
For an Electric Bond.
Tho borough council met at tho
regular monthly meeting on Thurs
day ovenlng at the city hall and dis
cussed ways and means for running
the borough for another month.
There wero six members present:
Martin Caufield, president; John
Erk, secretary; J. W. Penwarden.
treasurer; S. T. Ham, Thomas J.
Canivan, W. II. Kreltner, Chas. A.
McCarty, tho borough solicitor, was
there by request of the council.
The moetlng was a very Interest
ing one; tho members of the council
exhibited much concern to tho con
ditions existing In tho borough and
endeavored to do all they could for
Its welfare and for the safety and
welfare of the people of Honesdale.
Burgess McCarty was Instructed to
tako such steps as he deemed neces
sary for tho putting aside of tho ver
dict rendered by the Jury in the Mcn
ner enso last week and which has
slnco been done. On Monday Judge
C. B. Staples, of Stroudsburg, re
plied to the petition and ordered that
the testimony taken In the case bo
transcribed and he also granted a.
rulo to show cause why judgmont
should not be entered in favor of the
defendant, notwithstanding tho ver
dict returned by tho jury. -Tho rule
will be argued during the regular
June term of court. The action of
Judgo Staples was expected by thoso
who had occasion to hear his charge
on the case to tho Jury.
Many matters wero discussed ami
carried out and among theni a reso
lution was adopted to remove the
rocks from tho street corners so as
to remove the liability of the bor
ough from any accidents that might
A resolution was adopted that tho
borough council make personal In
spection of every street, cross street,
walk and alley In the borough and
if any obstruction bo found or if
there were any repairs to be made,
they should bo dono Immediately.
Mr. McCarty was instructed to
tako up the matter of removing tho
tracks of the proposed electric rail
way from Main streot and Park
street from the borough.
A side walk was ordered put In on
tho south side of Seventeenth street
between Main and East Extension
Fire plugs wero ordered placed on
Other business was transacted and
Might Havo Paved Streets With Gold
All Iho material that was placed
on Washington tsreot last year has
been carted off. By and by our tax
payers will surely wake up to tho
fact that the most economical im
provement for this streot will be
brick. Enough monoy has already
been expended on worse than useless
methods to have paved It with gold.
Tho above paragraph applies to
Honesdale as well as Stroudsburg.
Exposure During Spanish Wnr Cnusi
ed Death of Former Well-Known
News has been received that
Georgo Prentiss. Into of 183 Claro
tnont Avenue, Jersey City, died at
six o'clock p. m. on Monday. April 1,
following an operation.
Ho had nn affection of tho thigh
bone, caused by exposuro in tho
Spanish war, which necessitated an
amputation of tho bone at the hip
joint. He succumbed to tho shock.
Mr. Prostiss was born In 'Mount
Pleasant township, and was a son
of Martin Prentiss. Ho read law In
the office of A. T. Bearle, was ad
mitted to the Wayne County Bar,
and then vyent to the Spanish war
and from exposure In that war
novor fully recoverod. After re
turning from tho war ho went to
Now York and was engaged In the
iHo had been successful In busi
ness, was a man of good nhlllty
courteous, kind, obliging and popu
lar with all.
'Funeral sorvices were held Wed
nesday evening. Interment Thurs
day morning. Ho is survived toy one
son and ono sister.
.MIbs Ttena Keen, of Orange, N.
J Is homo for tho Easter vacation.
foreman, B, J. Lorls; assistants and
tho committees appointed for tho oc
casion. Tho reception committee was
composed of Emanuol Freeman,
chairman; C. W. Fredericks, Dr. W.
T. McConvill, "William Katz, Thos.
Brown, 13, E. Williams and A. A.