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THE CITIZEN, TUESDAY, JANUARY ax, 1913.
AN ORGAN, 57.13. THAT LEG
horn pullet or spotted heifer will
Bdon pay It. We eat butter and eggs
when we can get them. Mclntyre.
FOR SALE A DESIRABLE HOUSE
and lot, on West street, known as
the Secor porperty. Cheap to a
quick buyer. Inquire of Searle &
LATEST SHEET MUSIC ALL
kinds 10c per copy at M. A. Igo's
FOR SALE A FULL BLOODED
Jersey heifer calf. Choice stock.
Also a two seated surry In good
condition cheap. W. B. Holmes.
FOR THE FINEST LINE OF
sleighs at bottom prices call on E.
T. Smith, Honesdale. 97eltf
A SLIGHTLY SOILED NEW DROP
head Singer Sewing machine.
$25. Mclntyre. 6t2
SKATING RINK FOR RENT FOR
balls, parties, bazaars, fairs, etc.
See N. B. Spencer, Manager, 'for
WE PAY 1016 CENTS PER POUND
for trimmed green hides. Dunn's
Meat Market, Honesdale, Pa.
WANTED BO GIRLS TO LEARN
glass cutting. Wages ?G per
week to start. Krantz-Smlth & Co.
Honesdale Free Library:
Tuesday's 2 to 5, 7 to 9 P. M.
Friday's 2 to 5, 7 to 9 P. M.
Hours for Receiving Freight
D. & H. Dally, to 10 A. M.; after
Erie 10:30 A. M.
Mall Closing Hours:
A.M. P.M. Sun. P.M.
D. & H. G:30 12 M.-4.15 0.45
Erie 8.00 2.25-5.30
R. D. Route 9.45
Star Routes, Stage, 2.50; Tyler Hill
Honesdale A.M. P.M.
D. & H. 6.55 12.25 4.40
Erie 8.22 2.53 G.00
Arrive A.M. P.M.
D. & H. 10.00 3.15 7.3G
Erie 1.30 3.50 6.55
Honesdale A.M. P.M.
D. & H. 10.15 7.15
D. & H. 9.55 0.50
The Ladies' Aid society of the
Methodist church will meet on Thurs
day afternoon of this week with Mrs.
Isaac Ball on Ridge street.
G. P. Ross says he has a six-months'-old
Buff Orpington pullet
that wants to set. He is going to
give her a trial, even though it may
The people of Archbald are re
joicing over the opening of their
bank, which is claimed to be the
most modern in the Lackawanna
Valley outside of Scranton.
Encouraging news is received
daily from Miss Adalene Dunning
who is recovering from an operation
for appendicitis performed by Dr.
Richard Gibbons in the French hos
The Wayne County Poultry As
sociation will hold its annual meet
ing on Tuesday evening, January 21,
at Edward A. Lindsay's residence on
East street. Officers will bo elected
lor the coming year.
Pike county auditors adjourned
on Tuesday morning, having conclud
ed the county settlement for 1912.
The receipts were $22,954.81, and
the expenditures were $1G,297.34,
leaving a balance of $G,G67.47. Mil
Rev. George C. Hall, a former
rector of Grace Episcopal church at
this place, now of Wilmington, Del.,
greeted a number of , his former
friends last Friday evening. Mr.
Hall preached an excellent sermon
that evening after which a reception
was held in Grace Episcopal rectory
(by Rev. and Mrs. A. L. Whittaker.
The stockholders of the Crystal
Cut Glass Company held an election
of officers recently and elected tho
following: Dr. P. B. Peterson, presi
dent and treasurer; B. W. Strong
man, secretary; Geo. W. Hessler,
Ch'as. P. Schuller, and Chester A.
Garratt, directors. The firm is a
growing one and has just closed a
very successful year.
Among those from Honesdale
who won prizes at the poultry show
at Scranton last week were F. W.
Schuerholz, who received first prize
for his Silver Campine entry. Rus
sell G. Erk received third with his
S. C. Rhode. Island Red stock. Tho
show at Scranton this year was well
attended toy 'farmers as well as
breeders of fancy poultry.
A subscriber sends in the fol
lowing: Noticing the announcement
in tho Citizen that J. Fred Wolle, of
Bethlehem, will be heard in recital
f here on Tuesday, I wish to say that
Dr. Wollo's appearance ,hero is a
distinct honor for Honesdale! Ho Is
one of the great organists of our time
and a noted bach interpreter. It Is
r he who has 'made the Easter Festival
music of the old Moravian church at
Bethlehem far-famed; attracting
musicians from far and near to hear
it. The noted -grand opera singers
are Dr. Wolle's soloists at these
festivals, ana he aaneres to the tra
dltion of trombone soloists playing
at 4 o'clqck Easter mornings in the
Ibelfry of this old famed church. If
'brought to their attention, Tuesday's
concert should attract musicians here
from Carbondale, Scranton, Wilkes
Barre and other nearby towns.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. William
Carpenter, of Waymart, a son.
TThero are now 7.7,, Inmates at
the Criminal (Insane hdspltal, Far
view, 17' of whom are' murderers.
The smokestack on the new
Gurney Electric Elevator was raised
on Friday. It stands 101 feet In
About twenty-five young people
surprised Miss Minnie Miller at hor
home on East street last Friday
evening. All report having spent a
Mrs. Thane Smith entertained
about twenty-five friends at her homo
on Main street, Friday, It being lier
birthday. Everyone present had a
Truman Roskelly of North
Jackson, Susquehanna county, and
Miss Jessie Louise Brooks, of Star
rucca, were married at Starrucca on
January T5 by Rev. E. C. Layton.
The New York Clearing House
banks, It Is estimated, have gained
fully $20,000,000 In cash this week.
The gain from the interior was ap
proximately '$14;000,000, while sub
treasury transactions added $6,010,
000, not taking Into account $3,000,
000 gold taken for Paris.
A basket ball team composed of
J. Polt, Rose, Hessllng, C. Faatz,
Kelgler and Mauer drove to Damas
cus on Friday evening and defeated
the 'High school team at that place
by the score of 42 to 9. Rose play
ed the star game for the Honesdale
boys, making 12 'baskets.
The teachers of the public
schools will give a reception to all
the parents who have children 'at
tending their schools on Friday af
ternoon of this week. It Is the
purpose of the teachers to furnish a
pleasant social time for the mothers
and to 'become better acquainted with
The entire Pacific coast was
practically cut off from communica
tion with the East Friday. Heavy
rains and snows, together with wind
stormis, paralyzed 'wire cninmnlca
tion and caused slides and blockades
that crippled jail traffic. Storms
have been raging In the mountains
and have been particularly heavy on
tho western slope.
The Honesdale Consolidated
Electric Light, Heat and Power
company have contracted with the
Penn Electrical Engineering com
pany, of Scranton, through its repre
sentative, Gustave Smith, Jr., for a
150 K. W. generator and switch
board. It will be used In connection
with the new Gurney Electric Eleva
tor company's plant.
The 'dedication services in the
church of the Good Shepherd, in
Scranton, were held Sunday. The new
edifice at the corner of Washington
Avenue and Electric street in Green
Ridge was finished Friday and Sun
day was dedicated by Rt. Rev. Ethel
bert Talbot, LL. D., D. D., bishop of
Bethlehem, and Rt. Rev. Cortlandt
Whitehead, D. D., iblshop of Pitts
burg. The rector of the church,
Rev. W. B. Beach, Is well known in
Honesdale. The church represents a
cost of $90,000.
Mrs. William R. Simpson, aged
thirty-six years, died at her home at
Waymart at 4 o'clock Thursday
morning, after a short illness. She
is survived by her husband and two
children: Robert and Jeanette, also
by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robt.
Patten and one 'brother, William, of
South Canaan. Tho funeral took
place at 10' o'clock Saturday morning
with services at the Batten residence.
Services were conducted by Rev. Mr.
Whittaker, rector of the Grace
church, Honesdale. Burial was made
at East Canaan.
The Modern Woodmen of Ameri
ca enjoyed a pleasant evening in
their hall last Friday evening. Af
ter installation of officers refresh
ments were served and a smoker
held. In the absence of A. I. Fow
ler, of Scranton, G. P. Ross acted as
installing officer. Following are the
officers: Consul, G. P. Ross; banker,
A. C. Lindsay; advisor, S. S. Par
tridge; clerk, H. H. Hlller; escort,
Fred G. Grambs; 'watchman, Clar
ence Bond; sentry, Harry Miller;
trustees, E. P. Keen. F. G. Weniger,
W. H. Burkhart'.
The warm weather and forecasts
for continued mild weather worries
tho ice companies in the Pocono
mountains. Tho ice on some of the
lakes has melted several inches. At
Pocono and Tobyhanna the Icq is
about five inches thick. A week ago
the prospects were for a good crop,
but now some of the harvesters fear
they will not be able to fill their
houses. If there is a cold snap
In February, however, they will come
out all right, but usually they begin
cutting ice the middle of January.
Last year they couldn't store all the
The third number of the High
School Concert Course will take
place at the Lyric on Thursday eve
ning, Jan. 23, when "Tho Boston
Lyrics," a trio, which presents a de
lightfully varied program of vocal
and instrumental music, readings,
and cartoons, will be tho attraction.
The instruments used by this com
pany include a cornet, trombone and
also that interesting instrument
known as a marlmbaphone. Seat
sale will start at 9 a. m. Wednesday,
Jan. 22d. All those holding course
tickets must present them at the box
office and receive seat coupons. To
anybody not 'being fortunate enough
to own a course ticket the price of
admission will be fifty cents to all
parts of tho house.
If a man jumps out of the way
of an interstate train only to land in
front of an Interstate train and loses
thereby a leg and a foo Is he Injur
ed .by the Interstate trpn or by the
intrastate one? Such a question was
considered recently "by the Supremo
court of the United States sitting in
Scranton. Martin Pederson was the
victim of such an accident at West
End, N. J. He was crossing a bridge
when Jie obsorved a train from Buf
falo bearing down upon him, He
jumped to an adjoining track only to
be struck by a train running from
Montclair to Jersey City. The Dela
ware, Lackawanna and Western rail
road company resisted his suit under
the federal employers' liability act
of I'JDS, on the ground among oth
era, that the Interstate train was not
) the cause of the injury.
The large safe which was used
in the old postofflce has been pur
chased by the' borough council.
The ladies of the Bethany Pres
byterian church will give an Ice
cream 'social In the brick building on
the square on Wednesday evening,
Karl Eberlein and Miss Myrtle
N. Montgomery, both 'of Scott, were
married Jan. 2 at Hiawatha by Rev.
Edgar P. Corson. The return of the
marriage certificate only reached the
Prothonotary's office on Monday.
January 17 was tho warmest
January day New York has known
since the weather bureau records
were established in 1871. The day
was also noteworthy as tho latest
date since 1873 on which the Hud
son river was open for navigation.
Prestiss Bailey, oldest editor In
New York state, leading Democrat,
and personal friend of the late
President Grover Cleveland, who
twice named him as postmaster, in
Utlca, died Friday, aged seventy
eight. He was editor of the Utica
Observer for fifty-nine years. Mr.
Bailey was born In Manlius, N. Y.,
and is survived by two sons and
Thomas J. Dolan, once one of
the best known professional base
ball players In the country, died in
St. 'Louis Friday. He was consider
ed one of the best catchers in the
game in the early '80's. He was
backstop for the old St. Louis
Browns when they won four pen
nants and two world championships.
After quitting base ball, Dolan be
came a city fireman there.
The program for the organ re
cital to be given in St. John's Luth
eran church Tuesday evening be
ginning at eig'ht o'clock will be as
follows: Improvisations, showing
tonal resources of the organ; pre
lude; Aria, Bach; Allegretto; Pas
torale; Finale from a Sonata, Rhein
berger; Andante Cantablle from a
Symphony, Wider; The 'Lay of the
Hero, Volkmann; Melody, Jonas;
Gavotte, Handel; Llebestod, from
Tristan and Isolde; 'Minuet, Beetho
ven; Torchlight March, Guilmant.
The second meeting of poultry
men for the purpose of organizing
the Central Pennsylvania Poultry
Association of Harrisburg, was held
in the business office of the Harris
burg Telegraph Friday evening. It
is planned to organize permanently
at the close of the lecture by Prof.
M. C. Kilpatrick, of the Division of
Poultry at Pennsylvania State Col
lege, to be held in the Board of
Trade auditorium by the Telegraph,
on the evening of January 24. All
persons interested in the new poultry
association are invited to attend.
A variety shower was given at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
States, Scranton, Wednesday evening
in honor of Miss Sara Whipple, of
Orson. The evening was spent in
playing progressive dominoes and
music and recitations were given by
Miss Gladys Gunsauls. Dainty re
freshments were served at 11 o'clock,
Mrs. States being assisted in serving
by Miss Pauline Ludwig. The gifts
received by Miss Whipple were many
and beautiful and Included cut glass,
china, linen and bric-a-brac. Those,
present from out of town were: Mr.
and Mrs. Lafayette Matthews and
Mrs. Stella Dietrick of Mayfield;
Mrs. E. S. Whipple. A. F. Hine and
Miss Lila Hine, of Orson, and Miss
Viola Hause of Ariel.
The teachers of the Honesdale
public schools are very desirous that
every family sending children to
them should be represented at the
reception next Friday from 3 to 5 p.
m. If the father or mother cannot,
send an aunt or an older brother or
sister but be sure that each child has
a special friend present. The fol
lowing Is the order of exercises:
1:30, Singing by High school; 1:45,
program in charge of Senior Class;
full program publis'hed next issue;
3:05, reception during which re
freshments will be served; imuslc by
High school orchestra; 4 p. m., a
general meeting at which time "Par
ent Teacher's Organization," will be
discussed. On Friday evening, Jan.
31, at 8:15, the senior class of the
High school will present the amusing
comedy "Id ou Parle Francals" un
der the supervision of Miss Alice
The Young Men's Guild of St.
John's Lutheran church held a busi
ness and special meeting in the par
lors of tho church Thursday evening.
The routine business was transacted
and It was decided to begin a strenu
ous campaign for a larger member
ship. Two new members were ad
mitted to the society. They were
Lewis Dreyer and John Roeschlau.
A delicious luncheon was served
which consisted of rolls, coffee, and
ice cream. A musical program was
given by the members of the Guild,
following which speeches were made
by G. Wm. Sell, J. J. Koehler and
Rev. C. C. Miller. Mr. Sell spoke on
various lines touching the humorous
stories and anecdotes of Abraham
Lincoln. Ho was followed by Mr.
Koehler, who gavo an instructive
talk on the method of electing pres
idential electors, Mr. Koehler being
the Roosevelt elector from this dis
trict. Rov. C. C. Miller talked about
inspired 'men, mentioning the names
of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln
"The Promised Land," by Mary
Antln, was the subject of Mrs. Fried
ewald's reading before an audience
of over seventy-five women In the
high school auditorium on Saturday
afternoon. It was thought to have
the reading In the library room but
the patrons of these literary treats
have Increased to such a number
that the auditorium must bo used.
Tho Promised Land is a wonderful
study in the soul and spirit develop
ment of a Russian Jewish girl who
came to America when she was ten
and who blossomed like a flower In
the light of freedom of tho soil of
the "Promised Land." She tells of
the horror of life in the "pale" the
terror caused by the Russian per
secutions; tho coming to America
and her life in the British slums.
Sho tells of her growth, her educa
ton and most of all the growth of
her beautiful spirit 'which drew all
good to tier; her meeting Dr. Ed
ward Everet Hale and his influence
over her. It was one of the mosft in
teresting and absorbing .books Mrs,
Frledewald has ever Introduced ln
Miss Mae Penwarden is in Scran
ton. Mrs. Gustave Schmidt is still quite
ill at her 'home In Seelyville.
J. Adam Kraft was a business
caller In Scranton on Monday.
Joel G. (Hill, of Lookout, was a
pleasant caller in Honesdale Thurs
Marks 'Bregstlein returned from
New York Thursday after spending a
L. E. Richardson, of Prompton,
was a business caller In town on
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Brown, of Al
lentown, were visitors in Honesdale
Fred Sluman, of Carbondale, spent
Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
W. A. Sluman.
M. 'Lee Braman returned last week
from tho West with a carload of
Mrs. William H. Walte, of Glen
burn, was the week-end guest of
relatives In town.
Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Griffith, of
Waymart, were Sunday guests of Mr.
and Mrs. James H. Miller.
Mrs. Wm. 'H. Hawken Is visiting
her sister, Mrs. W. B. Coleiman and
family at Nyack-on-the-Hudson.
Fred Lawyer, proprietor of the Co
operative store, is confined to his
ihome with an attack of pleurisy.
W. H. Bullock left today for Har
risburg where he will attend sessions
of the State Horticultural Associa
tion. Miss Ida Spangenburg, of South
Canaan, attended a party given by
Mrs. W. O. Hunter at Scranton last
Miss Irma Bond, of Honesdale, Is
the guest of her cousin, William
Sitgreaves, of this place. Peckvllle
Otto Taeu'bner, a clerk in the
Honesdale National Bank, who was
taken ill on Friday last, has again
resumed his duties.
Eugene A. Dorflinger, of White
Mills, attended the automobile show
in New York last week. He Is agent
for the Jackson car.
County Commissioner Neville Hol
gate spent Monday In Carbondale
In the interest of the M. , Caufleld
Mrs. Eugene Gates, of Flushing,
L. I., Is a guest of her sisters here.
Patrick Lynott spent Sunday with
relatives In Scranton.
Miss Louise Edgar left on Thurs
day last for Bloomington, Indiana,
to visit friends. She expects to at
tend the university of Indiana.
Mrs. Andrew Bryden and
small daughters, of Dunmo
spending the week with Miss
Foster, at her home on East
Miss Rena M. Hiller returnedfri
day to her home in Kenllworth, N.
J., after visiting her grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Burlein, and
other relatives here.
William Curran, of Port Jervis,
Is running the Honesdale Erie pas
senger engine in the absence of
Michael F. Fritz, who Is enjoying a
few days' vacation.
William Justin, of Dyberry, is
confined to the Allen House by 111-,
ness. Mr. Justin was seated in u
chair on Thursday last when he was
seized with an attack of heart
trouble. His condition is unimprov
ed as we go to press.
Clarence E. Bond spent Sunday in
Scranton and visited his wife who is
improving from a recent operation
in the Hahnemann hospital. His
daughter, Irma, returned home
with him after a week's visit in
Peckvillo and Scranton.
William H. Kent, who has just
served two years and a half In the
Eastern Penitentiary, Philadelphia,
where he was sent from Susquehan
na county, Is again a free man.
"Bill" Kent, as he is better known,
was selling canes which he had made
by hand while in prison.
Merton Canfleld, billing clerk for
Wells, Fargo & Co's express com
pany, is ill of typhoid fever at the
State hospital, Scranton. Merton
was taken 111 with lagrlppe New
Year's day. He was removed to the
hospital last Friday and was accom
panied by Miss Anna Ljjnott of this
Miss Mlllicent Brown of 'Hones
dale, is the guest of Mrs. Clinton
Curtis on Canaan street. Mrs.
William Pell returned to her home
In Honesdale yesterday after spend
ing several days here as the guest of
Mrs. John Mohrs, of Park street.
Miss Sara Mullen .has been
appointed teacher of the Canaan
Corners school at Lake Lodore, vice
Miss Drennan who goes to the For
est City schools. Carbondale Lead
er. "RUNTY PULLS THE STRINGS."
The Scotch players have some
very new and original stories about
their own countrymen. Hero is one
told by James H. 'Heron who plays
"Weelum Sprout" in "Uunty Pulls
the Strings" at the Lyric on Wed
enf.day, Jan. 29th.
"An old Glasgow Scotchman was
moving from one house to another
In the same street. He was Scotch
of the very Scotch, and carried all
his things in a wheelbarrow Instead
of hiring an expressman. The last
load was a tall, ungainly grandfath
er's clock, as stiff and awkward to
move as an old man with muscular
rheumatism. So tho economical
Scot had to abandon J.he barrow and
carry tho clock over his shoulders.
Staggering along be met a friendly
countryman who had had a wee drop
too much. Tak' ma advice,' said
the mellow one, "an" buy yersel'' a
The Citizen will ,be better this
year than ever. You should have It.
Take no other. All the latest news
In every issue.
W. R. Luis, piano tuner, Is at
Hotel Wayne for a short time. 7tl
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ELECTRIFICATION PLANS FOR
THE I). & II.
But Ono Obstacle Now Faces Dela
ware & Hudson Railroad En
gineers Lino to Run Between
Sci-nnton and Cnrbondnle.
Under consideration for years,
plans for the electrification of the
Delaware and Hudson railroad be
tween Scranton and Carbondale is
now stated by reports from reliable
sources to be pretty close to con
It Is understood that there is just
one problem that stands as the ob
stacle and that if the engineering de
partment can figure out ways and
means of overriding this, the plans
for using electricity for the com
pany's passenger service between
those cities will be taken up, with
every prospect of being adopted.
This problem concerns the diffi
culty the company would have in
using the outside tracks for passen
ger traffic, because of the many
branches running Into mine work
ings of the company along the line.
By outside tracks are meant those
on the extreme west and east of the
roadway, the company now having a
four-track line to Carbondale. It
isn't possible to use the inside tracks,
as they are arranged at present, as
this would necessitate the traveling
of passengers over one set of tracks
to reach the passenger line.
All hope of the Laurel Line ex
tending to Carbondale has been
abandoned. Several times since the
How to Raise More Hay
When the seeding is good top dress your
meadows with 300 lbs. o! Bowker's grass
mixture and 100 lbs. of Bowker's Nitrate of
Apply this early in tho spring. Total cost $0.00 and every
$0.00 so invested will increase your liny crop one ton. Try it
and be convinced.
AVo Imvo used this mixture on our own farm for tho past ten
years and know what wo am talking about.
Come in and talk It over.
I Murray Company. I
I Everything For the Farm. Honesdale, Pa. I
When, just after tho holidays and just before Inventory, wo
innko a drastic cleanup in our entire stock to keep a now store
If you Iinvo not yet bought many things winter demands, be
cause winter was slow in coming, NOW is tho time to buy for this
winter and next winter, at tho lowest prices of tho year.
Ladies' and Misse's Tailor Made Suits, Goats,
Furs, Marabou Sets, Separate Skirts, Silk
Waists, Shirt Waists, Rain Coats, Kimonos,
and Silk Petticoats.
All these goods nro of tho highest grades,
Best Makes and Latest Styles.
Our Entire Stock is Reduced Half Price.
WE HAVE RECEIVED A SPECIAL LINE
OF EVENING DRESSES FOR THE EUCHRE AND DANCE.
Very Charming Styles In Chilton, Mcssallne, Lingerie, Voile, in
all shades and wo liavo marked them nil down to very reasonable
prices. It will pay you to como in and inspect these dresses and
you will bo surprised at tho low prices.
SiBk Gloves to Rfflafch
Also Clearing Snlo on Corsets Continued nil This Week.
AVo Iinvo received a lino of Middy Blouses for basket ball play
el's to sell nt very reasonable prices.
AVo invito tho ladles to come in and see our bargains.
1127 North Main St. Honesdale, Pa.
Next Door to Rowland's Jewelry Store.
j. j. .j. .j. . .j, .j. .j. , II5Ifff
road was opened to WllkesiBarre,
the Laurel Line company has taken
up the matter of tho Carbbndale ex
tension only to drop It each time.
At one time options were secured on
soveral'propertles, one being planned
as tho site 'for a terminal In Carbon
dale. Those options expired and ac
cording to the statement of a prom
inent man of tho company the plan
Is dead for all time.
Since the completion tho addi
tional two tracks by the Delaware &
Hudson company it has been whis
pered around that plans were to be
taken up 'for the electrification of
two tracks for passenger traffic,
which would make possible a twenty-minute
service and do much to
ward the development of traffic be
tween the two cities and Intervening
places. The Laurel Line since Its
opening has Increased traffic between
Wllkes-Barre and Scranton twelve
The average Increase In traffic
brought by lines run as Is the 'Laurel
Line is four fold. Between Scran
ton and 'Carbondale there are now
twenty-eight trains a day, fourteen
each way. During the day there are
trains nearly every hour but at night
the service Is much reduced, there
being but two' trains out of Carbon
dale at night, one at '7:10 and the
other at '10:30.
It has1 always been accepted as a
fact that there Is a great deal more
travel between Carbondale and
Scranton and greater opportunities
for such a road as the Laurel Line
than between Scranton and Wllkes
Barre. The original intention of the
promoters of the Laurel Line was to
extend the line to Carbondale and
the line was run to Wilkes-Barre
first because It was easier to secure
the right of way. The Laurel Line
stations In their order from Scran
ton to Wilkes-Barre are: South
Scranton, Virginia, Rocky Glen, Moo
sic, Dupont, Avoca, Plttston, Inker
man, Hilldale and Plains. On the D.
& H. to Carbondale the stations are
Green Ridge, Providence, Dickson
City, Olyphant, Peckvllle and Jes
sup, Winton, Archbald, Jermyn, May
field and Carbondale.
Officials of the D. & H. company
recognize that their line is now in a
good position to go ahead with an
electric road between Scranton and
Carbondale, a Scranton man ,who
ought to know said last week.
Death of W. D. Evans.
W. D. Evans, for several years
revenue collector for this district,
died at his homo In Carbondale Sat
urday night, aged G3 years. Mr.
Evans was well known in Honesdale,
having visited hero on several oc
casions in the capacity of his office.
Mr. Evans had been collector for the
past 14 years. He had been In
charge of the Methodist choir of
Carbondale 'for the past 16 years.
Mr. Evans was a Mason in high
standing. He is survived by a wife
and one son John. The funeral will
be held on Tuesday afternoon.
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