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HONESDALE, WAYDv' CO.. PA., FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1913.
71th YEAR. NO. 8
.DIES AS LETTER FROM SON IS
Prederlck E. lawyer, Merchant,
Passed Away Wednesday Morn
ing of Heart Trouble Was
Member Board of Health.
As his wife was reading a letter
from their son, Angus, of New York
-City, Frederick B. Lawyer, proprie
tor of the Co-operative store, Main
.street, waB seized with an excruciat
ing pain and suddenly passed away
.at his home on Thirteenth street,
Mr. Lawyer had been confined to
his bed since Friday last, when he
was advised by his physician to take
,a needed rest. Mr. Lawyer was In
unusual good spirits before his
death. ' He had eaten his breakfast
and then asked Mrs. Lawyer for a
drink of buttermilk. This was given
him. His devoted helpmate then
read a letter from their son, Angus,
in New York. As she was nearing
the end of the letter Mrs. Lawyer
asked her husband why he did not
drink the buttermilk. To which he
replied, "Walt a minute, I have an
awful pain." In almost the same
breath he passed away.
In the death of Mr. Lawyer,
iHonesdale loses one of its well
known citizens and popular mer
chants. For 22 years he and his
estimable family have been resi
dents of Honesdale, coming here
from Albany, N. Y. Mr. Lawyer se
cured employment In the Durland
Thompson Shoe Co. as a cutter,
-which position he held until about
three years ago when he entered
the employ of the Co-operative as
sociation. Mr. Lawyer continued as
its manager until about a year ago,
when he purchased the association's
The deceased was a charter mem
Iber of the Honesdale Tent of Macca
bees, having joined in March, 1895.
He was also a member of the local
Boot and Shoe Workers' Union. Mr.
Lawyer held membership in the
Honesdale Board of Health.
Frederick B. Lawyer was born in
Albany, October 15, 1861, and was
therefore in his 52nd year. He was
a son of the late Abram Lawyer, his
mother, Mrs. Eva A. Lawyer, hav
ing lived here since her husband's
death a few years ago. Besides his
wife, Mr. Lawyer is survived by two
children, Angus, of New York City,
and Elizabeth C. Lawyer at home;
.also by two brothers, Charles, of Al
bany, N. Y., and Edward, of Jer
myn. The funeral will be held Thurs
day evening at 7530 from his late
home on Thirteenth street, Rev. W.
H. Swift, D. D., officiating. The re
mains will be taken to Albany, N.
Y., for interment on Friday.
The Wayne County Poultry and
Pigeon Association held Its annual
meeting at the home of Edward A.
Lindsay, secretary, on Tuesday
evening, at which time officers and
trustees were elected for the ensu
ing year as follows:-
President, Henry A. Robinson,
Seelyvllle; first vice-president, F. W.
iSchuerholz, Honesdale; second vice
president, George W. Swarts, Ariel;
secretary, Edward A. Lindsay,
Honesdale; treasurer, George Erk,
Seelyville. Trustees Henry Mur
mann, Honesdale; W. H. Karslake,
Dyberry; Edward H. Pohle, Clarence
Bond, Texas; B. E. Kinsman, Cherry
The association is in a flourishing
condition. The newly elected officers
are all workers and hustlers in their
respective walks in life and with this
personnel representing the Wayne
County Poultry and Pigeon associa
tion the coming year success cannot
ttelp but crown the efforts of all
The association has a membership
of 40. The officers and trustees are
planning a most Instructive program
for its present and prospective men
Ibers for the coming year. Many dis
cussions upon poultry, which will be
beneficial to all, will be given. It is
hoped that the membership of the
association will be Increased during
the coming year. It would he better
for breeders of poultry to Join the
association if they have not already
done so. Every father's son who is
Interested in farm life should enter
his name to become a member of the
association. The dues are but ?1 per
year. There are no assessments.
THE niGH SCHOOL.
Don't forget the special exercises
at the High school Friday afternoon.
This Is an occasion for the par
ents. If you are the father or moth
er of a child attending the public
schools, you are welcome. The sen
ior class under the direction of a
committee of teachers will serve re
freshments. Committee on Decoration: Misses
Jadwln, Soete, 'Seaman, Swift; recep
tion committee: Mrs. Dlx, Miss Greg
ory, Miss Lee; Music Committee:
Miss Arnold, Miss Tolley; Refresh
ment Committee: Misses Brown and
Menner. The 'following is the com
1:30 Singing for fifteen minutes by
1'15 The following program will be
Music High school orchestra.
Essay, "A Great Naval Spectacle,"
Essay, "The Ivory Monarch," Irene
Piano Solo Maude Dalley.
Oration, "The Railway Mail Ser
vice," 'Ralph Transue.
Essay, "The Campfire Girls," Mar
Vocal Solo, Mrs. Archer.
Original Story "The Incorrigible."
Recitation "I Ain't A-Goln' to Cry
No More," Helen Eno.
Music High School Orchestra'.
3 to 6 General Reception.
First picture reproduced of new $250,000 Gurney Electric Elevator Plant, Honesdale. The series of build,
ings cover an area of one nnd a half acres. Tho largo building in the foreground Is the machine shop. Mr.
IL F. Gurney expects to occupy the new plant April 1st. It will give employment to 300 men. Tho factory
was secured for Honesdale through tho Instrumentality of tho Greater Honcsdalo Board of Trade and Hones
dale banking Institutions.
GURNEY PLANT NEARING
F. A. Haven Company State Build
ing Will Be Ready for Occupancy
in a Month.
The new Gurney Electric Elevator
Works, the first picture of which is
reproduced in to-day's Citizen, Is
nearing completion. The F. A.
(Haven company, of Philadelphia,
contractors, and Day & Zimmerman,
engineers, hope to have plant ready
for occupancy in about four weeks.
Their representatives, Peter Herbric
and Andrew Nattress, have pushed
tho work here despite the 'fact that
some difficulty was experienced In
getting a foundation. Tho Haven
company encountered few accidents
while the building has been in
course of erection. A heavy wind
storm unfortunately blew down a
section of wall, which was chiefly
constructed of steel sash.
Retaining walls for the depressed
railroad track in tho main shop are
being laid. The cars will enter the
factory and the finished product will
lie loaded in the main shop.
About 95 of the 'brick work is
completed and nearly 60 of the
slag roofing has .been placed. All
the roof sheeting is in position and it
is expected that the roof will be 'fin
ished in a'bout 10 days. All the
glass, except for the ventilators is in
The core oven is ready for in
stallation and the cupola in the foun
dry will be placed in position within
the next few days. The floor plates
for the charging gallery was install
ed on Wednesday.
The underground work for the
sprinkling system has been complet
ed and the foundations 'for the out
side tank built.
The floor of the main shop will be
constructed of four inches of tar and
crushed stone over which will be
placed one inch of tar and sand
This in turn will be covered with
a three inch plank and finished with
7-8 inch maple top.
The Haven company has received
a contract to erect train sheds for
the Philadelphia & Reading railroad
at Atlantic City and are shipping
their air compressor and rlvlting ma
chines to that city.
The new elevator works Is the
largest institution of its kind in this
section of the country. It will give5
employment to about 300 men. The
people of Honesdale rejoice in its
SEEDLESS GRAPEFRUIT NEXT.
Orovllle, Cal. James H. Geggett,
an orange grower of Orovllle, back
ed 'by a syndicate, has gained con
trol of two trees which bear naval
grapefruit and will make an effort to
make the new citrus commercially
The fruit is a cross 'between a
naval orange and a grapefruit.
Steps will be taken to propagate the
fruit on a large scale and steel cages
will 'be built around the trees to pre
vent buds 'from being stolen.
MONTICELLO ON GRAND
Rumors of more big business for
Monticello and vicinity are floating
through the air. The rumor has
gained considerable currency that
the Grand Trunk railroad is a'bout to
build a new line from some point in
Canada to Philadelphia and New
York and that it will run oirectly
through the village of Monticello.
THREE MINERS ENTOMBED.
(Special to The Citizen.)
Tamaqua, Jan. 23. Fifteen min
ors are working on short shifts to
rescue three miners who are entomb
ed In a mine here by a fall of rock.
This is 'the same mine in whi'ch
eight miners were rescued t6n days
Grace Episcopal church, Sunday,
Jan. 26: Services at 10:30 a. m. and
7:30 p. m.; Sunday school at 12 M.
The Parish Aid society of Grace
church will meet with Mrs. Charles
J. Smith, Fourteenth Street, Friday
At Christ church, Indian Orchard,
Sunday, Jan. 26, at 2:30" p. m., Rev..
A. h, Whlttaker will hold service.
Sunday school every Sunday after
noon at 1:30.
AS OTHERS SEE US
Series of Descriptive Sketches of
Honesdalo's Popular and Promi
The answers to the three descrip
tive sketches written by the pupils
of Eighth grade and printed in last
Friday's issue of The Citizen are
herewith given. No. 5 was a de
scriptive sketch of Prof. H. A. Oday;
No. 6, Joseph N. Welch; No. 7, Dr.
L. B. Nielsen.
To-day we take pleasure in re
producing three other articles which
we trust our readers will take Inter
est in. The answers will be printed
next Monday, at which time three
others will appear.
Eighth Grade A Grammar.
The subject of this sketch is a tall
thin man. He has gray hair, a
beard, and blue eyes. He wears
glasses only when ho is reading. He
wears dark clothing and a gray
slouch hat. He Is a very promising
man and a good Christian. He most
always walks with his hands behind
his back and looks down at t!e
side walk as if thinking' Very ham.i
He has quite a peculiar laugh. He
is very fond of music, Hp always
has a pleasant word for everyone and
is very highly esteemed by all,
Eighth Grade A Grammar.
me suoject of this sketch is a
young lady of medium height and
a slightly built figure. She has a
full, round face with a broad, square
lorohead. fehe also wears glasses
Her expression indicates an unusual
development of both intellect and
will. iHer hair is dark with a quan
ity of gray and she has hrown eyes.
She carries herself very erect and
walks rapidly, taking short, quick
steps. She is always well and neat
ly dressed with evidence of a fine
character. She is of a very pleasant
disposition. She is very well edu
cated and has a very quick way
about her which makes .her well
fitted for her position. She has
many friends and is known by every
Eighth Grade A Grammar.
The subject of this sketch is a
very prominent man of this town.
He is of medium height and very
sioui. ne 'nas dark heavy hair, and
also eyes and eyebrows. He has a
smooth face. His general manner
is not rapid, 'but rather he seems in
not much of a hurry, either in walk
ing or talking. 'He generally wears
a dark suit, dark overcoat and a
derby. He has a Very hearty lauch.
I He likes to hear a good story and
aiso lines to tell a good story.
He Is well liked by all who know
CIIttD CLIMBS 130 FOOT TOAVER
Vineland, N. J. Earl Johnstone,
the six-year-old son of E. R. John
stone, superintendent of tho New
Jersey Training School here, struck
terror Into the heart, of 1i!h fnthnr
and 6thers last Saturday when they
espiea mm at the top of the water
tower. 130 feet from the ground.
Webster defines it thusly :
To engage, assure, or secure
Tills store absolutely guarantees every article that is purchas
Tills is Rowland's definition
you buy of him gives tho least
c.mnmu or iiujiuu it to your
Wo maintain our reputation for ProiuptncSBiv Wo guaranteo
Our prices are reasonable, not cheap, becausTlcheap repairing
in generally real extravagance.
The Jeweler and Optician of Honesdale. ,
One blduk up from new postoffico.
THREAT LETTER RECEIVED DY
EVANGELIST "BOB" JONES
Note Warning Revivalist Out of
Scranton Received Through Mail
Inspector Shnrpstcen Put On
'Threatening him with death if he
does not leave the city by tomorrow
night, a letter scrawled in pencil and
bearing the signature "Death" was
received Monday by "Bob" Jones,
the evangelist, who has been attack
ing vice in nightly sermons In Scran
ton for the last two weeks. The lat
ter Is postmarked "Scranton, Janu
ary 18," and was delivered by a
mall carrier to the evangelist at the
On receiving the missive the evan
gelist looked suspiciously at the
scribbling on the envelope. Tho di
rections were simply "Evangelist
Jones, City." The word evangelist
was misspelled and on tearing open
the envelope the page of letter writ
ten in the same scrawly .hand, said:
Take, notice that we are warning
you to leave our town, ibuslness is
rotton enough without you closing
it up. We want you to leave 'by
Wednesday or we will get you. We
are sick of having you .Preach here.
Remember get out,
The words "leave" and "death"
"Bosh," cried the evangelist,
crumbling the paper in his hand. On
second thought he concluded not to
destroy It, but to put it into the
hands of Postofflce Inspector Sharp
steen of Honesdale for his investi
gation. "If this coward who is afraid to
come out In the open and sign his
name, thinks that I am going to
run, he's mistaken. I've been
threatened 'before by this sort of
animal and have met a typo more
ferocious than this scoundrel who
has not only committed a crime
against me, but has violated the laws
of the United States. If he thinks he
is going to get me, he's mistaken.
I'll get him. I'm after him and be
fore I stop I'll drive him either in
to the penitentiary or into the At
lantic Ocean. I'm too old a cat to
bo played with by a kitten, and I've
seen this sort of chap before. I have
faced the moonshiners of Tennessee,
the feudists of the Kentucky moun
tains, and if this man wants to find
me he'll get me any night this weok
at tho Asbury church In Green
Ridge. If he comes, I'll take him
out behind the church and do my
best to convince him that letter writ
ing is not his natural forte."
Whereat Evangelist "Bob" placed
the letter In the envelope and started
for the Green Ridge church.
The evangelist was asked if such
letters were common in his mall. He
said that he received many letters
some commending him, some criticis
ing him, but he said that this is the
first time he 'has over been threaten
ed. The following were Scranton visi
tors on Wednesday: Mrs. A. T.
Searle, Mrs. J. D. Whitney, Miss C.
Lou Hardenbergh and Miss Anna
as a thing that may 'be depended
of his Gtoxuitee: If any
dlssntlsfaMB. ho will cheerfully
FIRST WEEK OF COURT CLOSED
Last Case Finished Tills Afternoon
All Small Cases This AVcek
Three Sentences Pronounced.
The first case to be taken ud on
the trial list on Tuesday morning was
inai oi jsoeney SKinner against Jas.
Dolsen. Tho dispute is over a piece
of land in Damascus township near
Milanvllle formerly owned 'by Jennie
Dolsen. The land came Into the pos
session of her brother, James Dol
men, upon a Kneriff's deed. Mr.
Sklulner owned the tract of land ad
joiningvana !t seems as though the
two traeus overlap at a point near
an old stone-. fence. Mr. Skinner had
cut timber o'fr'sWhat he alleges to
be his land, that IS, on the east side
of this stone fence.-. Mr. Dolsen
claims that Mr. Skinner cut timber
on both the east and west sides of
tho fence. The action was brought
to recover $2G5 which is the amount
of the agreement 'for the lumber.
The jury which tried tho case was
composed of the following: Jacob
Collum, of Paymyra; F. F. Conrad,
of Scott; Wm. H. Doyle, of Preston;
Ward Frey, of Dreher; E. H. Huber,
of Damascus; Leon Katz, of Hones
dale; John Mangan, of Texas; Job
R. More, of Lehigh; F. O. Rickard,
of Cherry Ridge; W. J. Seymour, of
.Berlin; J. H. Smith, of Bethany; and
J. T. Schleupner, of Paupack. Eber
ley Skinner, the defendant, was rep
resented by Attorneys Wm. H. Lee
and E. C. Mumford, while the plain
tiff, James Dolsen, was represented
by Attorney 'R. M. Stocker.
The plaintiff called 'five witnes
ses. Isaac L. Sandercock testified
to having made a survey of the Dol
sen lands and the adjoining lines and
that he had made a draft of it. The
draft was presented as evidence and
explained to the jury 'by Mr. Sander
cock. He told of the stone fence
running along the east line of the
Dolsen tract but not exactly on the
line. He said that he knew when
the timber had been cut but didn't
remember having seen any cut on
the west side of the stone fence
which would have been on Dolsen's
land. Cross-examined Mr. Skinner
furnished me with a deed of his land
but I did not survey with it. Was
trying to determine the east line of
No. 125. We found the west line
of No. 124 and the two should join
but didn't try to locate Skinner's
land by the survey. The northeast
corner was determined by a grapo
vine corner. The stone wall had
been there for about 25 years to my
Eberley Skinner was sworn:
Am C9 years old and was born In
Milanvllle about two miles from the
piece of land In dispute. Know
every ioot of the land. Stone fen a
has been there over fifty years.
hired timber cut on east side of this
wall on my own land. I was present
when Mr. Sandercock made the sur
vey, also several others. The grape'
vine' corner was always there. My
father, who lived on the place show
ed It to me. Was on top of a ledge.
I have deed to this piece of land
from R. M. Calkins.
Emit Calkins sworn: Testified to
knowing of the existence of the stone
wall as he said he had known it to
have 'been there 25 years. Said tim
ber was cut on east side.
John Sherwood sworn: Live in
Milanvllle about two miles from
property In dispute. Know of stone
wall. 'Has been there at least 40
years. Timber was cut on east side
of the wall. Stated that he was a
brother-in-law of Mr. Skinner and
also step-father of Mr. Dolsen.
Edward Hempstead sworn: Testi
fied to having cut the timber for Mr.
Skinner in Damascus township on
Feb. 19, of last year. Cut it on east
side of wall. Wall, didn't run down
to river but north and south. De
For the plaintiff the first witness
was George Heller who took the
stand. He stated that he was a sur
veyor and had been for 25 years.
He produced a map which he said he
had drawn of the region in dispute.
The map was offered in evidence and
explained to the jury. Dolsen's deed
called for 70 rods but we surveyed
it 90 rods. It also calls for tho
southeast corner of No. 125. Skin
ner's deed calls for same corner.
The wall is not exactly on the line
some places being 2 or 3 rods off
the line. Never saw the corner made
by a grape vine. The southeast
corner I found when I surveyed it in
1892. Found several corners along
the line. The timber was cut west
of the line in dispute.
James Dolsen sworn: Am defend
ant in this case. I know of the stone
wall and lines in question, but have
no knowledge of a grape vine corn
er. Nearly half of the lumber was
cut west of the line on my property.
The wall is about 15 rods long.
The agreement which was entered
into between Skinner and Jennie
Dolsen was dated May '2C, '1912, and
called for $265. The case went to
the Jury a'bout three o'clock Tues
The Jury came In Wednesday
morning with a verdict in favor of
the plaintiff, Eberley Skinner, for
the full amount of the timber.
Tuesday afternoon the case of
Emma Conley against Kate McKan
na was taken up in the Wayne coun
ty common pleas. Attorney Chester
A. Garratt took up the case of the
plaintiff, Miss Conley, while SearJe
& Salmon represented the cause of
Miss McKanna the defendant! The
plaintiff claimed $36 for two weeks'
wages due her under verbal contract
made in New York city on March 18,
1911, at $18 per week, for a season
of fourteen weeks' work, as milliner
in the defendant's establishment. At
the end of twelve weeks the plaintiff
alleges she was discharged. Miss
McKanna denied having made any
contract for fourteen weeks and at
the end of twelve weeks, having no
(Continued on Page Eight.)
EUCHRE AND DAM AT ARMORY
Young People of St. John's Congre
gation Held Successful Affair
Last Evening About Seven
Hundred Present Long
List of I'rizes.
The annual euchre and dance giv
en by the 'young people of St. John's
Roman Catholic church was held at
the Park street armory on Wednes
day evening and was a big success.
The attendance was 'larger then last
year. The total number present and
the total receipts are not known as
yet as a report 'has not been made
but it was estimated that between
seven and eight hundred
guests were present. Tho even
ing was one of continued enjoyment
and plesaure to all and much praise
is due to the various committees in
charge of the affairs of the evening
and for their successful management
of so large a crowd.
The armory was beautifully deco
rated with flags and bunting and tho
orchestra was inclosed In one corn
er behind a wall of ferns and plants.
The whole decoration scheme was
one of good taste.
The euchre tables were placed at
the left side of the hall and the five
hundred players were seated at
tables on the right hand side. The
skat players occupied the rear of the
hall. There were about one hundred
tables altogether and about four
hundred people participated in tho
games which began promptly ait
half-past eight. After the games
dancing was indulged in until one
o'clock when the party broke up.
Dr. W. T. McConvill gave out the
prizes to the winners. During the
evening the ladles of St. Philo
mena's society served refreshments
in the dining hall in the basement
of the armory. On the main floor
candy and flowers were sold under
the direction of the teachers of the
Sunday school of St. John's church.
The list of prize winners are given
in order below:
Joseph 'Risse, cut glass water set;
Mrs. Jennie Moran, gold clock; Mary
Burke, diamond cut glass vase;
Edward Turnberger, $2.50 gold
piece; Howard Owen, hand painted
china; Ruth Moin&ghan, Scranton,
cut glass fern dish; Helen Clancey,
cut glass celery dish; Charles Lan
ders, cut glass vase; Charles Mc
Donald, $2.50 gold piece; Mrs. Wm.
Shanley, chair; 'Helen Burns, Port
Jervis, picture; Mrs. Lawrence Mc
Ginnis, umbrella; Regena Murray,
stationery; Joseph Simons, china
plate; Mary Weir, Jardlner; Fred
Lastrange, shoes; George Guenther,
98 pounds flour; Sarah .Spellman,
Madonna picture; Mrs. Thomas Gib
bons, Scranton, fancy white skirt;
Martin Stapleton, silk skirt; Edward
Burke," box "candy; Mrs. McGown,
guest towel; Russell Belknap, axe;
Mrs. Thomas Carroll, fern; .Peter
Manger, ham; May Kellam, ' pin
cushion; Mary Bukley, bonbon
dish; Ambrose Whalen, $5.00 laun
dry ticket; Mrs. 'Wm. Maloney, silk
stockings; Lawrence Bried, Mrs.
Browning's poems; Edward Stahl,
box candy; Frank Burns, Port Jer
vis, Hudnut's toilet water; Anna.
Connelly, guest towel; Sarah Synar,
nail buffer; Mary O'Brien, tabe
Carrol Kolley, cut glass punch
bowl; Merle Eldred, cut 'glass sugar
and cream; Mrs. John Bader, $2.60
gold piece; Mrs. Leon Ross, picture;
Philip Murray, Jr., fern; Mrs. Grant
Tallman, $2.50 gold piece; James
Ryan, carving set; Miss Margaret
Uchs, table cover; Mrs. A. M. Leine,
silk hosiery; Mrs. David Menner,
stationery; A. M. Leine, sweater
vest; Miss Seaman, guest towt'l;
Etta Fuerth, cut glass vase; Floia
Brown, silk work bag; Mrs. BrownL
silk hoisery; Mrs. E. T. Brown,
table; Mrs. E. T. Smith, clock; Mrs.
Truscott, china; Mr. David Fisher,
pipe; Gertrude Krantz, sofa pillow;
Leonard Mebs, picture; Frank Jen
kins, handkerchiefs; Mrs. Fitch,
jardlner; Emma Flora, umbrella;
Earl Herbert, book; Mrs. Bergmann,
dish; Mrs. Brown, candy; Mrs. Ter
wllliger, box cigars.
Other prizes were given out to
non-players. Jacob Katz won first
prize among the players of skat.
The prize was a handsome black
Death of Mrs. States.
Mrs. Peter States died at the City
Private Hospital in Carbondale Mon
day morning. She was eighty-one
years of age and had been sick for a
long time. Before removing to Car
bondale, she had been a resident of
Bethany. Besides a son, Nicholas
Hendy, she is survived by a number
of stepsons, and stepdaughters.
Funeral services were held from her
late home Wednesday at 12:30
o'clock by Rev. Chas. Lee, D. D
pastor of First Presbyterian church,
after which the remains were taken
to Honesdale on the afternoon train,
Interment was made in the Riverside
The pallbearers were: Harry,
John, William and Frank States,
stepsons of the deceased, Levy and
'Irving Rhynearson, all of Carbon
dale. Denth of Sanford Tyler.
Sanford Tyler died at his home,
No. 130 Ball street, Port Jervis, at
2:45 o'clock Saturday morning, of
paralysis, after a long Illness. He
was aged 68 years.
Deceased was born in Sullivan
county at Narrowsburg, and was the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Eben Tyler. The
greater part of his life was spent at
Narrowsburg and Cochecton Centre.
For the past two years he has lived
In Port JervlB.
The surviving relatives are one
brother, William Tyler of Newelden,
N. Y., and one sister, Mrs, L. Law
rence of 'Port Jervis.