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lingness to Boost pVi, dale.
slnntinl Honesdalo. All work fori
a Greater Honesdalo.
70th YEAR.--NO. 39
HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 1912.
PRICri" . CENTS
KENNETH JOY, PLAYING AROUND HORN
BECK'S MILL, EQU1NUNK, MEETS
WITH MOST SERIOUS
SHOES TORN OFF OF FEET
Hoy's Head Humping on Floor of
Hornbeck's KxcoIMor Mill At
tracks Attention of Workmen
Who Itcscuo Him Arm Broken
in Tlircc Places, Several Tectli
Knocked Out, Jaw Dislocated and
Fractured, Ribs Broken and Body
Otherwise Bruised nnd Jijiccrated
Sweater Caught In Shafting
Was in Search of Turtle Now
in Serious Condition,
Revolving on a shafting at the
rate of 300 times every minute, his
head and feet striking the floor with
each revolution, Kenneth Joy, a lad
twelve years old, miraculously es
caped death In Hornbeck's excelsior
mill at Equlnunk last Thursday af
ternoon. The lad's right arm was broken
In three different places, his jaw
was fractured and dislocated, sever
al teeth wero knocked out, his head
and face badly bruised and cut, left
hand lacerated and several ribs
broken. In addition to this his
shoes wero torn from his feet by the
force which he was hurled while on
The continued pounding on the
floor of the mill, which was caused
by the boy's head and feet thumping
at every revolution of the shafting,
attracted the attention of tho em
ployees of the mill. It was remark
ed by one of tho men that the ma
chinery must have become loosened
or broken underneath tho mill. The
power was shut down and Claude
Beesmer went down to Investigate.
The cellar was only four feet high
and Beesmer had to crawl along on
his hands and knees. But Instead of
finding a loose pulley, behold there
was the form of a boy twisted
around tho shaft! With one gasp
Beesmer cried to his fellow work
men, " It's Kenneth Joy and he Is
fast on the shaft." Beesmer was
Intimidated by the shock and return
ed upstairs to tell the qther work
men, most of whom followed him to
the dugout under tho mill. Llnas
tMahon led the party. The lad was
conscious at the time and called to
Mahon, "Say, Llnas, get mo out of
here." After much difficulty the
lad was released from his perilous
position and Mahon carried tho Suf
fering boy to his home, which was a
Bhort distance from tho mill. Dr.
F. C. Frisbie was called and care
fully examined Kenneth. Owing to
his arm being so badly swollen the
doctor has been unable to set it.
It was also feared that tho lad
could not withstand the effects of tho
anesthetic if the operation was per
formed. Kenneth's condition is very
serious and it Is a miracle that he is
alive today, considering what he
experienced and the broken bones
and bruises he received.
Tho distance between tho shaft
ing and tho mill floor was about 18
Inches. His body was whirled
around several times in these close
quarters before aid came to him.
It appears that Kenneth and nls
younger brother, Leonard, aged 10
years, .were under tho mill in
search of a turtle that a man had
placed In a brook. Tho brook runs
under a portion of tho mill and the
boys wero diligently In search of tho
reptile. Kenneth, in his anxiety,
evidently got too close to the rapidly
rovolvlng shafting for his sweater
caught on a set screw of tho shaft
ing and wound him tighter and
tighter until ho was lifted off his
feet and In a few seconds his head
and feet wero bumping on tho floor
of tho mill, which attracted tho
Leonard, the other brother, was
near Kenneth all tho time, but was
unable to see what had happened to
his brother owing to tho amount of
sawdust and shavings that came
through the floor when Kenneth's
feet and head struck it. He, evi
dently was too frightened to speak or
move, for he stood still and was
there when help arrived and his
Have Vou Seen Them?
Tho excellent premiums offered
by the manufacturers of Honesdale
and displayed in tho window of Miss
Carrlo Petersen will be awarded to
the fortunate persons on Thursday
evening at the card party, which will
bo given at tho Lyric hall by tho
Honesdalo Improvement Association.
They consist of cut glass vase glvon
by C. Dorfllnger .& Sons,. Whlto
Mills; ladles' 'lace trimmed night
dress, Katz 'Bros.' Underwear Com
pany; cut glass dish, McKenna Cut
Class Co.; sack of Hour, Honesdalo
(Milling company; axe, G. Whlto
Axe Company; iridescent vase,
31onesdalo Decorating Co.
WHY TITANIC SANK QUICKLY.
"Watertight Compartments Open For
Firemen to Get at I'uuips.
London, May 14. "Stop." "slow
ahead," "slow astern," and "stop,"
wero tho four signals recolved in
rapid succession in tho englno room
of the Titanic after sho hit tho Ice
berg, according to tho testimony ad
duced at tho Inquiry.
It also developed that after the
chip collided tho doors of tho water
tight compartments, which had been
closed .rom tho bridge, wero reopen
ed by direction of the chief engineer
to enablo some of tho men to go
through tho four boiler rooms to
room No, C to start tho pumps and
that these compartments thereafter
wero left open.
Report of Committees Head and
Other Business Transacted OI1I
Tho twenty-first annual mooting of
tho Honesdale 'Improvement (Asso
ciation was held in tho City Hall on
Monday afternoon. May 13, at 3
A very encouraging report was
I read by tho secretary, Miss Jennie
I'M. Ball, which follows:
"During tho year ending May 1,
1912, thirteen regular meetings,
twelve monthly and one annual, 'have
been held with an Increased average
attendance over tho previous years.
"Tho standing committees, 'Mem
bership, Sanitation, Children's Auxi
liary, Flowers and Parks, respective
ly, havo been actively engaged in
their departments, each a part, and
each contributing their share to the
whole of the splendid progress 'made
during the year for civic Improve
ment. " While tho routine work of tho
months has been performed thor
oughly and well, such as tho caring
for and placing of the cans for
waste paper, the keeping of the
parks In a neat and trim condition,
tho weekly sweeping of the Stato
Bridge, the looking after of the pret
ty fountain in Park Lake; however,
tho special attention and 'labor of
the Association has been given and
devoted to repairing and pre
serving tho trees of the town.
" As Central Park proved too
large a task upon which to expencj
the first energies of tho committee
on TREES, tho smaller parks, Riv
erside and North were carofully
looked over and tho trees cared for
by the skilled tree surgeons of
Bonsey 'Rifkin and Co., of Wllkes
Barre. For this purpose the town
council donated $25 to the associa
tion, $5 was given by Mr. Rifkin and
$25 from John Strongman of New
York City, the latter donation being
used for repairing the trees upon
Mr. Strongman's property and the
trees in Torrey park adjoining tho
"Tho interest of many property
owners became aroused and as a re
sult, some forty of them soon en
gaged the men to preserve their
trees In like manner. Miss Weiss,
the special "tree committee," is now
enjoying a well earned vacation in
Europo. Commencing in Novem
ber, 1910, and continuing until the
present time a series of progressive
teas have been given and more are
still to follow. Sixteen ladies, dur
ing the year, have opened their
homes for these entertainments, all
of which have been a success finan
cially and socially. Four 'ladies
have given a sum of money Instead
of a "tea" and the sums "realized
thus are being kept intact to "be used
in caring for more trees during the
"In July, 1911, Miss Jennie
Brownscombe presented the Asso
ciation with a beautiful etching en
titled 'The Courtship of Miles Stand
Ish,' painted by the well known ar
tist, C. Y. Turner, and etched by
James E. King, the same to bo sold
for the benefit of tho Association.
Air. Robert Miller, sexton of Glen
Oyberry cemetery, presented the
society with a receipted bill for work
done, which was appreciated by the
" Last but not least of tho good
accomplished is that of Cleaning up
Week, tho first week of May being
set apart for this purpose. Every
where throughout tho town there
are evidences of cleanliness and
thrift, and we note in passing that
some who first opposed tho work
of the Association aro now among
Its best friends.
"The 'Flower Exhibit' given by
tho pupils of tho public school last
September reflects great credit upon
Mrs. H. A. Oday and the teachers
who so kindly aided."
Miss Carolino Petersen, president
of tho association, then went on
to toll that this was tho twenty-first
year of Its existence, and that there
have been many marked Improve
ments during that time. The Inter-
! est In tho work is growing onoro and
I more every year. She spoke of the
care of the trees, parks, fences,
j benches, etc., and was more than
i pleased with tho number of people
I who responded to having their trees
) treated. A list of names was read,
showing that forty-two people had
tnelr trees treated by Bonsey and
Rifkin last year. All trees that aro
healthy enough should bo saved as
they add greatly to -the boauty of tho
town. Sho stated that sho was In
receipt of a very polite letter from
tho Bell Telophone Co. advising hor
that they thought that all their
poles wero taken caro of and paint
ed green and that If any needed at
tention they would see to It. It Is
hoped that tho Consolidated Telo
phone Co. and tho Honesdale Elec
tric Light, Heat and Power Company
will llkewlso caro for tholr poles.
Tho Teas, started In 'November,
1910, wero next reforrcd to. They
have boon a great help, and a neat
sura has been netted from them.
Those who couldn't give a tea, gave
A very Interesting letter from
Miss Tllllo Weiss, Treasurer, was
road, In which sho described parks,
flower beds, and tho etono benches
that aro used in Homo.
Tho President expressed hor ap
preciation of tho valuable assistance
rocolved from the press, teachers
Mrs. H. A. Oday, chairman of tho
Children's Auxiliary, was absent,
but a Teport showod that 4.000
packages of seeds wore distributed
to school children this year. ThiB
is tho sixth year that this has been
done. Tho first year 1,600 packages
wore distributed. They expect to
(Cotninuod on Pago Five.)
THE PAVE QUESTION PARAMOUNT ISSUE IN
THE PAVING OF MAIN STREET WILL COST ABUTTING PROPERTY
OWNERS $H PER LINEAL FOOT FRONT OF A FORTY-TWO FOOT
STREET THE TOWN COUNCIL FAVORS PAVING, WHAT
DO THE TAXPAYERS THINK ABOUT IT?
The borough fathers met In spec
ial session on Thursday evening of
last week .for the purpose of discuss
ing a pave for Main street and
transacting what other business that
might present itself before tho meet-
lng. The meeting, however, was
called principally to take somo action
on tho petition and recommendation
of the Street and Highway committee
of the Greater Honesdale Board of
Trade, which waited upon tho coun
cil at tholr regular mooting a week
ago and recommended that Main
street bo paved with brick from the
south sldo of the State bridge to
Tho following councllmen answer
ed to roll call: Martin Cauflold, G.
V. Penwarden, S. T. 'Ham, T. J.
Canlvan, H. C. Rettow, W. H. Kreit
ner and John (Erk.
A communication was read from
Rev. J. W. Balta, D. D., pastor of St.
'Mary Magdalen's church asking for
the privilege to open the street on
Fifth street for tho purpose of tap
ping a sower. On motion of II. C.
Rettew, seconded by T. J. Canlvan
It was carried that permission be
granted Dr. Balta to make the neces
Upon a different date another com
munication was recolved from the
same party asking for permission
from tho council for St. Mary Mag
dalen's church to erect a porch
Sx32 feet facing Church. The secre
tary of the council, John Erk, was
instructed to investigate tho matter.
The privilege was granted on motion
of W. H. Kreltner, seconded by S. T.
Ham, providing the proposed Im
provement will not interfere with
The matter of converting the
City Hall in a postofllce occupied
some time. After discussion it was
left with the president of the coun
cil to call Its members together upon
tho arrival of. a postofllce inspector,
who it is expected, will be in Hones
dale In a few weeks to visit the city
hall with the council.
The question or pave brought forth
a discussion of sewerage and the
manner the surface ' water would
have to be taken care of and where
and at what streets catch basins and
sldo street sewers would neessarllyH
nave to ue installed and the piping
bo laid. It was expressed by some
members of tho council that sewago
pipes be laid .at every Intersecting
side street that led to Main street,
while others claimed that it was
their opinion that the pipes ought to
be 'laid at tho Intersection of every
cross street. Tho Idea of a trunk
sewer down Main street was disap
proved of by tho council, It pre
ferring to take the water down the
sldo streets. Tho surface water,
they claimed, could better bo taken
care of and in case of a heavy down
pour of rain there would be less
liability of the water backing up.
Tho width of Main street varies
from 41 feet and G inches at Seventh
street to 54 feet at Twelfth street;
average width 53 feot. Width of
Main street at tho intersection of the
following cross streets:
F.ourth street 50 feet
Fifth street 45 "
Sixth street 43 "
Seventh street 41-C "
Eighth street 45 "
Ninth street 44 "
Tenth street 45 "
Eleventh street 50 "
Twelfth street 54 "
Park street 50 "
High street 50 "
Thirteenth street 50 "
Fourteenth street 50 "
Fifteenth street 50 "
LID DOWN TIGHT SUNDAY
Burgess McCarty Hus His Ea;lo Eyo
on Places Whern Liquor is Sold
Will Arrest Violators.
The lid was down tight In Hones
dale on Sunday following the an
nouncement of tho statement of Bur
gess McCarty made In tho last issue
of Tho Citizen to tho effect that he
was going to STOP the sale of In
toxicating liquors In Honesdalo on
Sunday. Tho Burgess said ho was
going to DO IT, and from tho appear
ance of things Suuday It is ovidonco
that tho burgess Is a man of his
Tho beaten path to tho back door
of somo of 'Honcsdalo's licensed
places was not trodden Sunday as has
been the caso upon former occasions,
owing to Burgess ftlcCarty's an
nouncement. The burgess Intends to
keep tho lid down tight and tho
churches of Honesdalo will help him
keep it there.
Honesdalo has often been disgrac
ed by having men Intoxicated upon
Its streets on Sunday and It Is about
tlmo somo effort was mado to stop
It. 'Burgess McCarty Is dosorvlng of
words of tho highest possible com
mendation If lio Is successful in stop
ping this long-practised violation of
tho law. If parties vlolato tho law
by selling liquor In Iloncsdalo on
Sunday, arrests will follow, says
A Big Fish Hawk.
H. Van Auken, of East Strouds
burg, has rocolvod a largo night
heron from (Honry Bord, of Egypt
Mills, and two fish hawks from tho
Paradise fish hatcheries to be
mounted by aim. One of tho hawks
measured C feet 10 Inches from tip
Sixteenth street DO "
Seventeenth street 50 "
Tho proposed pave, however, will
not cover all tho abovo mentioned
streets. It is recommended that
that part of .Main street from tho
State brldgo south to Fourth streot
be Improved by paving. The dis
tance is 3,000 feet. Tho proposed
width of Main street will be 42 feet
if it is paved. Estimates were of
fered at tho council meeting ranging
in prico from $2.18 to $2.75 per
square yard. Tho lower figure, how
ever, Is for ordinary red brick laid In
a bed of light cement, while tho
higher price an Al job laid In forms
with vitrified brick. Assuming that
the street is 42 feet a single lineal
foot in front of a property owner,
would cost $6. This, of course, in
cludes curbing, sewerage, bricks,
concrete and in fact everything that
Is necessary. (A foot front would cost
$18; one-third each to bo paid by the
abutting property owners and one
third by the town. To pave the three
thousand feet it would cost approxi
mately $54,000. The present bor
ough Indebtedness Is $12,000. Tho
school Indebtedness Is $50,000. Dur
ing the past two years bonds amount
ing to $2,000 have been retired on
the school debt. Flvo years is al
lowed by the law to collect the bond
Issuo for paving and the town must
necessarily float the entire issuo
at first and wait until tho
property owners show a dis
position to pay. If they should not
pay within six months from the time
the job is completed tho town can
enter judgment against the property
owner and add 5 for collection.
C. A. 'McCarty was present and
read the law of last year. In sub
Stance It is as follows: An Aot of the
Pennsylvania Legislature, approved
May 12, 1911, gives borough coun
cils power without permission of
property owners to grade, pave, curb
and. macadamize the public streets
of any borough. The Act further
provides that two-thirds of the cost
may be collected from the owners of
real estate abutting upon any street
so 'improved, that is, one-third from
.the owners on either side of tho
street, tho other one-third to be
borno by the taxpayers of such bor
ough. An ordinance for such im
provements should be enacted by the
affirmative vote of two-thirds of all
members comprising tho council of
such borough and such ordinance ap
proved by tho Burgess. Should the
Burgess refuse his assent ho should
return the ordinance to tho council
with his objections and against tho
objections of the Burgess it requires
the affirmative vote of all tho mem
bers elected to tho council and shall
be determined by tho calling of the
yeas and nays.
Mr. 'McCarty was instructed to
correspond with Stato Highway Com
missioner Bigelow to ascertain what
assistance Honesdale might receive
from tho State and what the proba
bilities are for tho construction of
the road in tho near future.
Main street would have to bo cut
down a foot lower than the present
When 'Main street is paved It
wants to bo paved right, Is tho opin
ion of tho council.
It will be necessary to float tho
entire Issue, about $54,000, to pay
the contractors, engineers and other
expenses, in case the people want
Main tsreot paved.
The council favors paving and It
Is anxious to know tho feeling of tho
taxpayers In tho proposed Improve
ment. Tho Citizon's columns aro
open for a discussion, either favoring
or against the question at Issue.
HOPEFUL FOR PEACE
Miners in Convention at Wilkes-j
Haire President White Did Not I
Instruct Delegates Tells Them i
to Vote to Briii;; Best Re
(Special to Tho Citizen.)
WIlkes-Barre, May 14. Five
hundred delegates aro In attendance
at the convention of the United Mlno
Workers of America in this city.
President John T. Whlto mado an
address beforo tho convention In
which ho told tho delegates there
was a great responsibility resting
on his shoulders. Ho did not In
struct tho dolegates how to vote but
told them to voto tho way which
would bring about tho best results.
It is not expected that tho conven
tion will closo beforo Thursday or
Friday of this week, when tho an
xiously nwaltlng public will know
whether thoro will bo a strike.
Everyone hopos for peace.
MURDERER PLEADS GUILTY.
Antonio Dinorn Shot and Killed
John Mimfredn iiuDunmoro Last
(Special to Tho Citizen.)
Scranton, May 14. Antonio Di
nora, who shot and killed John Mun
freda March 31 last In a JJunmoro
saloon, ontored a plea of murder In
tho second degreo to-day. Dinora
will bo sentenced tomorrow.
Plko Stato Hoad Work.
Ropresontatlvo OMarvln, of Plko
county, visited Stato Highway Com
missioner Blgolow and rocolvod tho
assurance from that gontloman that
state road work in Plko county would
comraenco in a week or ten days.
FEDERAL OFFICER TO INSPECT
Will Como to Honesdalo in n Few
Days for the Purpose of Consid
ering tho Town Building for a
A postofflco Inspector will visit
Honesdalo In a few days for tho
express purposo of Inspecting City
Hall with a view of converting tho
lower or south eido of the town
building into a postofflco as suggest
ed by Tho Citizen a few weeks ago.
At tho special council meeting hold
last Thursday evening President
Martin Cauflold was enlightened of
tho Inspector's expected visit to
Honesdale by Postmaster M. B. Allen,
who also stated that tho inspector
claimed tho building can be placed
in shape to accommodate the office
for $3,000, tho amount tho council
allowed for making tho necessary
changes and equipment. Tho mes
sage was received with gratification
on tho part of tho council-as there
Is now somo hopes of getting some
thing in return for tho " White Ele
phant " that tho council has cared
for all these years.
Upon the arrival of tho Inspector
the town council will go through tho
bulloing with him to ascertain what
is necessary to bo done to get 'it in
shape for tho now postofllce. If they
como to an agreement tho building
will undoubtedly be remodeled at
onco. The lease of tho present lo
cation of the postofflco expires July
HEAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
iNelson J. Conklin, of Damascus,
Earl O. Barnes, of 'Damascus, a lot
in Damascus township. Consider
ation $1; dated May 13.
lEmma P. Nowcomb, of Vestal
Center, N. Y., o Emma Buck, of
Starrucca, 84 acres of land In
Starrucca borough. Consideration
Nesbit Shaffer et ux. of Lake to
Charles A. Masters, same place,
lands In Lake township; considera
Death of John G. Catterson.
John G. Catterson, of Sterling,
suddenly expired on the evening of
May 8th, and was burled May 11.
Rev. W. E. Webster officiated. The
burial services were In charge of
Washington Ca'mp P. O. S. of A. No.
279. Mr. Catterson enlisted In early
life and after three years of faithful
service In the Great Rebellion, was
honorably discharged. Ho again re
enllsted and spent four years of ser
vice in the regular army. Ho was
G7 years, 8 months old, and is sur
vived by his wife and sister, Mrs.
Shopland, of Scranton.
Irosperous Ranks nnd Community.
Very gratifying statements of he
Honesdale banks are now running in
Tho Citizen. It has been said that
a town can bo adjudged by its
banks if they are prosperous the
community In which they are located
is also prosperous. This is true of
(Honesdale and Its four banks. The
management of Honesdale's banks
has been for several years safe and
conservative. All of tho banks aro
In good shape and their deposits are
considerably larger than shown in
Doc Scanlon has formally announced
to Manager Charley Dooln of tho Phil
lies that he will not play ball this year
except with semiprofesslonnl teams In
tho Greater New York district.
Frank Bowerman has been signed
as manager of tho London (Ont)
club of the Canadian league. His first
baseman la Looy Blerbauer, son of
Louis Blerbauer, Uio old Pittsburgh
Seven of tho eight International
tanguo managers nro directing their
teams from the coaching lines this sea
son. George Stalllngs, the Buffalo pi
lot. Is tho only manager to handle the
Hues from the bench.
Safety at Sea.
Despite tho progress of Invention It
still seems to bo worth while to pray
for "thoso who go down to the sea in
ships." Louisville Courier-Journal.
It seems remarkable thnt. with the
knowledgo already galnod of the Incal
culable valuo of tho wireless telegraph
ns a safety provision at sea, so few
vesnels thus equipped should hnvo but
one operator. Springfield Republican.
Tho ono uuslnkable ship has been
traveling tho seas these many years.
Derelict destroyers search for her to
blow her up after her crow lias aban
doned her. Sho id the wooden lumber
schooner. But sho litis no palm gar
dens. Hartford Times.
Cleveland is now experimenting with
pay as yon leave caro. Tho conductor
who carries a woman two blocks be
yond her corner will have a One chance
to got her nickel. Detroit Frco Press.
"Do you remember what Pittsburgh
looked llko twenty-flvo years ago?"
asks a newspaper of that city. Aren't
tbcro enough disagreeable things to
think about without that? Cleveland
The thrco atory housoln Philadelphia
which was onco the borne of Benjamin
Franklin has been sold for $900. What
a real estata, boom Phllly has been
having' for the pout century l Washing
Bonrd of Ti-Aoaa ,Vorklii Along In
dustrial Lines Council Favors
Board's Recommendation of
Paving Main Street.
A largo and enthusiastic meeting
of tho Greater Honesdale Board of
Trade was held last Friday evening
at City IHall, the attendance being
larger than It had been for over a
year. Tho presence of so many
members exemplified to a marked de
gree the Interest they havo In the
welfare of Honesdale's industries.
Tho concern of one Is tho concern of
all and from tho report of tho mem
bership committee it is evident that
still largor crowds will bo In at
tendance at futuro meetings.
The Board has been bending
every effort to build up Honesdalo
and make It an Ideal place to live
and locate Industries. Tho report
of the special committee on the
Gurney Electric Elevator company
was very gratifying to tho Board.
Announcement of their efforts will
be made public in a few days.
All members, who aro in arrears
with their dues, havo been requested
to take care of them as soon as con
venient. William Katz, a member of the
Street and Highway committee, who
with S. A. iMcMullen, Jr., appeared
before the borough council at their
last regular monthly meeting with
the proposition and petition recom
mending tho paving of Main street
with brick from tho State bridge to
4th street, stated that the committee
attended to their duties and that tho
council took the matter up in a
special meeting held last Thursday
evening, May 9, and are going over
the matter in a thorough manner.
Mr. Katz also stated that the bor
ough council favor tho paving of
Treasurer Edward Deitzer reported
$2G2.89 in tho treasury.
Dues amounting to $11 were paid
tho secretary Friday evening.
FIFTEEN IRON .MINERS
As Result of Gas Explosion .Shafts
Are Blocked and Rescue Is Dif
ficult. (Special to The Citizen.)
Ironwood, Mich., May 11. Fif
teen miners are entombed In tho
Morris Iron mine near here as the re
sult of a gas explosion in the mlno
to-day. The shafts are blocked
which makes the work of rescuing
hard. Work in neighboring mines is
suspended and every man 13 Joined
the rescue party.
Stato Engineer IJolgns.
District Engineer 'Arthur W. Long
Of the state highway department,
whoso district comprises tho coun
ties of Lackawanna, Wayne, Wyo
ming, Susquehanna, Pike and Mon
roe, has tendered his resignation to
Commissioner J. M. Bigelow, of the
Stato highway department, but the
resignation has not yet been accept
ed. Former Rector Attacked by Dor.
It will bo painful news to the
many friends here of Rev. Rollln A.
Sawyer, of Harrisburg, former rec
tor of Trinity church, Carbondale,
to learn that he was attacked by a
mad dog a few days ago and badly
Argument court was held at tho
court house on Monday and tho pro
ceedings were as follows:
Papers in the case of Dolsen vs.
Skinner were sworn to by Iloff.
In tho caso of Covington township
vs. Salem township, ordered remov
ed. Tho court ruled that precedent
had held that tho place of settle
ment of tho husband Is also the
place of settlement of the wlfo and
thereforo tho place of settlement of
Susan J. Nlles, wife of Charles Nlles,
is the poor district of Covington
township, and tho order of removal
from the poor district of Salem town-
I ship was affirmed at the cost of the
j poor district of Covington township.
wm. j . uavey was appointed cus
todian of the ballot box of Berlin No.
1 and A. M. Henshaw was appointed
custodian of Berlin Cs'o. 2.
In the caso of Wood vs. Wood, C.
P. Searle was appointed master In
libel in divorce.
In tho case of Rutledgo vs. Rut
ledge, publication ordered.
In the case of iRuol vs. Bucl, alias
In the caso of the Honesdalo
cemetery vs. Tracoy, appraised.
C. A. McCarty was appointed au
ditor to distribute tho funds In the
estate of tho late Sarah A. Wilson,
deceased. Total balanco to bo dis
iW. A. VanSlckle, of Salem town
ship, was appointed guardian of
Hazel Batsel and Joseph Batsel.
minor children of Jacob Batsel, of
A petition signed by the supervis
ors of Salem township asking for a
new road 'from Holllstervlllo to
Stowart Boors residence, a distance
of about 350 feet, was approved by
tho court and It was ordered to va
cato tho old road.
L. Ida Bakor conflnod at tho Penn
sylvania School for Feoblo Minded
Children at Elwyn, Pa., was said to
bo in such a condition that It was,
necessary for her slstor, F. Bertha
Bakor, to mako trips thcro to see
her. It was ordred that F. Bertha
Baker bo reimbursed for tho trips
from tho funds hold In trust for L.
A. A. Kcesler was appointod guar
dian of Carl Keesler, Ray Keesler,
and Elslo N. Keesler, minor children
of tho lato Ell S. Keesler, deceased
of Damascus township. Ho gave
bond in sum of $400.