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71th YEAR -NO. 16
HONESDALB, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1913.
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BRYAN HEADS CABINET SLATE
"Wilson's Second Conference With
Col. E. M. House Brings tlio List
A. Mitchell Palmer of Strouds
burg for Attorney General.
WILSON'S CABINET SLATE.
State WILLIAM J. BRYAN of
Treasurer WILLIAM G. Mc
ADOO or some one not yet mention
ed. War CHABLES B. CBANE of
Navy JOHN T. McGRAW of West
Attorney-General A. MITCHELL
PALMER of Pennsylvania.
Interior EDWIN L. NORMS, of
Agriculture HERBERT QUICK,
of Ohio, ALBERT SIDNEY BURLE
SON of Texas or OBADIAH GARD
NER of Maine.
Commerce and Labor LOUIS D.
DANIELS or WILLIAM G. Mc
ADOO or DAVID J. LEWIS of Mary
land. Trenton, Feb. 19. President
elect Wilson refrained from making
any statement for publication to-day
respecting his long conference with
Col. E. M. House In New York last
night, but he was enthusiastic in his
tribute to the Judgment and political
acumen of his friend.
There is no doubt in the minds of
those close to Gov. Wilson that the
purpose of the hastily arranged
meeting was to put the finishing
touches on a Cabinet slate, nor is
there any doubt that through Col.
House the President-elect was made
acquainted with the views of Col.
William J. Bryan as to the availabil
ity of one or two men whose selec
tion has been held in abeyance.
It was the second conference the
Governor has had with Col. House
since the latter returned from Miami,
Pla., whore he conferred with Col.
Bryan before the latter went to Cuba
on a speaking tour. Mr. Bryan re
turned to Florida on Monday, and
on Monday night Col. House called
the Governor by telephone and ask
ed him to come to New York the fol
Gov. Wilson kept his plans secret
for the first time since he was elect
ed. But in his talk with the news
paper men to-night he permitted the
impression to prevail that Col.
House's judgment Is highly valued
when it comes to making an Import
ant political decision. There is no
doubt now that the President-elect
has, a tentative slate of Cabinet
choices clearly fixed in his mind, al
though he says he must wait .until
he is inaugurated before making an
Col. Bryan will be Secretary of
State. This statement is made on
the authority of a man who is as
near to the Governor as Col. House
and who will bo an Important figure
In the next administration. But Mr.
Bryan has not been permitted to
pick the other members of the Cabi
net. His opinion has been sought
and has been given.
Gov. Wilson will make tho decis
ion, but he has assured himself that
the various members of his adminis
tration family will be congenial to
one another. Such Influence as Mr.
Bryan had has been exercised in the
capacity of a censor rather than a
William G. McAdoo will be either
Secretary of the Treasury or Postmaster-General.
aspires to the latter place and will
get it if Mr. McAdoo does not. This
portfolio bears with it the opportun
ity to build up a political machine
of great effectiveness, and such a ma
chine created by Josephus Daniels,
-who would acknowledge that he is
more of a Bryan man than he is a
Wilson Democrat, might be em
barrassing to Mr. Wilson In the event
that he should desire a second term.
WAYNE COUN.TY AGRICULTURAL
An effort Is being made by District
State Horticulturist W. H. Bullock to
organize a Wayne county agricultural
association for the dissemination of
agriculture and the encouragement
of fruit growth in the county. Mr.
Bullock has distributed petitions to
several enthusiastic workers who are
interested in agriculture in their re
spective districts In Wayne county
for the purpose of securing the de
sired number of -members to or
ganize. Petitions have been given to
W. J. B. Warwick, of Beachlake;
Daniel Hull, Way mart; W. E. Per
ham, Niagara; Homer Bonear,
Cherry Ridge; O. M. Spettigue of
Honesdale, besides one being In the
possession of Mr. Bullock.
Mr. Bullock says that organization
is expected to take place In Hones
dale during tho month of February.
He has written to Prof. H. A. Sur
face, state zoologist of Pennsylvania,
inviting the professor to come to
Honesdale to organize the associa
tion. J. W. Lewis, an expert apple
grower of Plttston, has been invit
ed by Daniel Hull to be present at
the same time. Mr. Lewis is a rec
ognized apple producer having sent
his fruit all over the United States
It Is hopeful that both of these dis
tinguished gentlemen will be present
and give Wayne county farmers some
good sound advice.
BORDEN'S ICE HOUSE FHjLED.
Slnco a week ago last Monday 26
teams and men have been hauling
ice from the Freethy pond at East
Honesdale to Borden's ice house at
that place. When cutting was com
menced the ice was eight Inches in
thickness and at the time of the fill
ing of the house It was 13 inches
thick. The largo storage 'house now
contains 3,134 tons of ice.
Melfody Naeverchchuk ,
, Scott Center
Martha Keleachow ... .So. Canaan
FIRE CAUSES SLIGHT DAMAGE.
Burns Hole in Basement Floor
Caused By Overheated Confection
ery Stove; Put Out By Few
Buckets of Water.
'Fire, which caused slight damage,
was discovered in the basement of
George Schwenker's bakery shop
early AVednesday morning, by smoke
penetrating the rooms above which
are occupied by Mrs. Little on tho
third floor and the family of Chas.
Patterson on tho second floor. Mrs.
Little discovered the smoke about
three o'clock and awoke the Patter
son family. John Canlvan, who was
across the street, heard some one call
out that the building was afire and
pulled out the truck from Hose com
pany No. 1 house. The members of
that company were the first to ar
rive some of whom got there before
the gong sounded.
In order to gain entrance to the
Schwenker store the glass door was
smashed In, also the rear basement
The fire was found to be in the
floor of the basement directly be
neath where the confectionery stove
had been. The stove was partly
turned over, caused by the sinking of
the floor, which was blazing. The
fire was easily extinguished by a few
palls of water. Near the store were
a pile of boxes and crates and if the
fire companies .had not .been so
alert It would have resulted In a
The building is owned by Tracy
LIghthlser, whose loss Is fully cov
ered by insurance. The loss sustain
ed by Mr. Schwenker by fire and
smoke was also fully covered by In
surance. FRIGHTENED HORSE
Mrs. William Conbecr of Bcthnny
Sustains Serious Injuries on State
Road Wednesday Noon.
While Mrs. William Conbeer and
little son of Bethany were driving to
Honesdale Wednesday about noon
their horse took fright at an automo
bile on the State road. Before Mrs.
Conbeer could govern the horse it
backed up, the wagon being cramp
ed and Mrs. Combler was thrown in
to a stonewall. Tho son escaped in
jury. Dr. P. B. Petersen was called and
found that Mrs. Conbeer was suffer
ing from a compound fracture of the
left elbow. She was advised by her
physician to go to Scranton where
the arm would be set. Mrs.
Conbeer did so and left Wed
nesday afternoon for the Hahne
mann hospital, where It was found
necessary to insert a silver plate,
owing to the unusually bad break of
Wafer and fBour alone wiBB not make good bread,
neither wiBE simpBe hand over the counter merchan
dise and ring the cash register gain a good customer.
It is SATISFACTION, the
The woman whose fame spread thruout the Band
and made her rich3 explained her secret, "Kneed
your dough until your hack aches if you would have
A store which has from the beginning endeavored to give entire satisfaction
in every way says that you cannot hold its custom without giving its patrons
every penny in value for their money and guaranteeing its wares and repair work.
The Jeweler and Optician of Honesdale.
NORTHEASTERN TELEPHONE GO,
In Action to Recover $23,000 Start
ed In Wayne County Tuesday by
Augusta IC. Arnold Son In
jured When Polo Fell.
An action in trespass was started
Tuesday by Augusta (IC. Arnold,
mother of William J. Arnold, by
their attorneys, Paul J. Sherwood,
of Wilkes-B'arre, and Searlo & Sal
mon, of Honesdale, against the
Northeastern Telephone Company, a
corporation, with main offices in For
est City, to recover ?3,000 for medi
cine and care and loss of William
Arnold's services, also $20,000 for
being incapacitated and suffering
caused by Injuries to mind and body.
The plaintiff's statement filed on
Tuesday afternoon with Prothono
tary Barnes, sets forth that William
Arnold Is eighteen years old and
lives In Sciuth Canaan township,
that he had been employed as Una
man by the Northeastern Telephone
Company up to November '5, 1,912.
The statement goes on to say that
about three o'clock in the afternoon
of itthat day he (Arnold) was requir
ed to go up on a pole about thirty
feet in 'height. This was at Sum
mervllle, Susquehanna county.
While up on the telephone pole It
fell to the ground, carrying the
young man with 'it. He struck 'In
such a way that he states he was
permanently Injured and incapaclta
ed and has now become parallzed
and .therefore the 'mother has start
ed suit to recover from the telephone
company. It sets forth also that the
company should provide a reasonably
safe place in which to work and to
use due care to see that the pole
upon which Arnold was directed to
work was sound and safe to bear
his weight. They claim that the
company was negligent.
CENTRAL METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday services: 10:30, morning
worship, sermon by pastor, Will H.
Hdller, subject, "Real Religion." 12
M Sunday school. G:45, Epworth
League. 7:30, evening worship, ser
mon by pastor, subject, "The Tar
rlers." Meeting each evening except Sat
urday at 7:30.
This Thursday and Friday even
ings Rev. A. B. Richardson of Pat
terson, N. J., preaches.
Rev. J. H. Boyce of Carley Brook,
preached an excellent sermon on
Tuesday evening to an appreciative
Rev. L. C. Murdock will preach on
Wednesday evening and the fourth
quarterly conference will be held
immediately after tho public meeting;
MRS. JOSEPH ARTHUR
Bethany Woman's ' Clothes Caught Fire While
Burning Paper in Her Home Thursday After
noonCoroner Petersen Held Inquest.
Mrs. Joseph Arthur, who lived
about two and a half miles north of
Bethany on the Bethany turnpike
was burned to death at about one
o'clock this afternoon. She was 73
years old. While burning paper, her
clothes caught afire, and in trying to
extinguish them, she ran into a bed
room, and some of tho bed clothes
and the oed post were burned. She
then ran into the kitchen, where she
was found dead by her son, Earl,
THREE PARTIES JOIN TO FRAME
Conference of Political Leaders
Agrees on Bill Providing for Con
stitutional Convention Goes to
Vote In November.
Harrlsburg, Feb. 19. A bill pro
viding for submission to the people
of the question of holding a constitu
tional convention which it is expect
ed will meet the views of Republi
cans, Democrats and Washington
party men was agreed upon at a con
ference of ithe house Judiciary spec
ial committee with a number of
prominent men. The meeting was
attended by Henry G. Wasson, Re
publican state chairman; George W.
Guithrie, Demoratic state chairman;
William Draper Lewis, Representa
tive Lowry Humes and others and
the plan Is to amend the bill pre
sented by John R. K. Scott.
The amended bill will submit the
question of holding a convention to
the voters next November and pro
vides for election of delegates at ithe
same time. The convention is to be
composed of 165 delegates, of whom
fifteen are to be elected at large and
three in each senatorial district.
Each voter may vote for five candi
dates at large and two district dele
gates. The bill for a commission to
study the constitution for amend
ment is not to be pressed.
The bill for a non-partisan form
of ballot for selection of delegates
also a Scott bill, was agreed upon.
For the first time this session the
house adhered to amendments It had
made toresolutions, "which tho sen
proper treatment that accomplices tbe trick.
BURNED TO DEATH
with whom she lived, but who had
been away at the time it happened.
He found his 'mother on the floor and
tho houso full of smoke. A coroner's
inquest was held at .four o'clock
Thursday afternoon and rendered a
verdict of accidental death by burns.
Mrs. Arthur Is survived by three
daughters, Mrs. John L. Leo and
Mrs. Eva Butler, both living at De
troit, Mich., Mrs. Frank- Bier of Dy
berry, and one son Earl, at home.
ate had declined to accept and con
ference committees will be named
to arrange the difference. One res
olution was the house measure to
invito all persons who had enlisted in
Pennsylvania organizations in the
Civil war and all former 'members of
Pennsylvania organizations without
regard to residence to attend the
Gettysburg semi-centennial celebra
tion. The senate refused to concur
and to-day after a number of patri
otic speeches the house stood fast.
The first game of a series of three
between Seelyvllle and Honesdale
was played at the Rink on Wednes
day evening, resulting In a score of
28 to 11 in favor of Honesdale.
Promptly at 9 o'clock the whistle
was blown and tho game was on.
The first half was fast, although
both sides showed that they needed
practice both In shooting and floor
work, and in the second half the
"wind" of both teams seemed to be
rather short. Tho game was good,
however, clever work being done by
both Seelyvllle and Honesdale, Tar
kett featuring for Honesdale and R.
Mackle for Seelyvllle.
We understand that the boys are
all working hard to get in condition,
and that Seelyvllle expects to put
up a much better showing in tho
next game, which will be played at
tho Rink on next Thursday even
ing. Honesdale Tarkett rf., McDer
mott If., Brader c, Mangan and Ja
cobs lg., Bader r. g. Baskets, Tar
kett 7, McDermott 2, Brader 1, Man
gan 2, Jacobs 1, Bader 1.
Score at end of first half, 8 to 1.
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE BUILDINGS
The descriptions of the buildings
reproduced in Tuesday's Citizen wero
vivid, and to the observing person
were not hard to guess. No. 3 de
scribed the City Hall and No. 4 the
Kesler property. Did you guess
them correctly? No. G take3 us to
Bethany and represents one of tho
large old-time buildings in Wayne's
former county seat, while (No. G is a
Description of n Building in Bethany
By Ella B. Blake.
Situated about half way up Main
street, facing the East Is a large, one
story, red brick building. It stands
quite a little dlstanco from the street
and is surrounded by a gravel drive
way. On either side a small shed is
joined to it and a slate roof covers
both of these and the main building.
The entrance to the place is through
double doors at the middle of tho
front, either side of which is a long
narrow window and also one of the
same above them. A stone walk
leads from the entrance to tho side
walk which is bordered by a num
ber of maple trees that cast their
shade over the place in summer.
Branching from tho stone walk near
the building Is a board walk extend
ing entirely around it. A short dis
tance from here on both sides is a
level green lawn inclosed by a low
Iron Tailing. During the day and
also part of the night the building is
the scene of great activity.
An Old-Fasliloned Home.
By Helen Burns.
On one of the residence streets of
Honesdale stands a large square, red
brick house, facing the south. It is
divided into a basement and two
stories, and across the front of first
story a grey painted porch extends.
Up to this a flight of steps leads,
which is also painted grey to match
the porch. A large, old-fashioned
door with top and side lights in its
casing opens on tho verandah, while
farther on are two long French win
dows. Underneath this, at one side,
Is a doorway opening into the base
ment. The roof of the piazza comes
only a little way below the roof of
the house, so that there Is just room
for three tiny casement windows in
the third story. On the east side
there are only two windows, and
only two more on the west. A dilapi
dated ell, which contains an old-time
bakeoven, extends backward from
the rear of the house.
CLEAN-UP PLANS SUGGESTED.
What Mnyor Gnynor Approves Can bo
Carried Out in Honesdale to a
, ' Certain Extent,
With the hearty approval of May
or Gaynor, who will ask all the city
departments and various civic organ
izations, especially those In which
women are interested, to co-operate,
Health Commissioner Lederle Is
about to start a spring houseclean
lng of the entire city.
Writing to the Mayor, he said:
It is proposed to set aside quarters
in the Department of Health Build
ing for the movement, to have citi
zens' committees in each borough,
and to send out appropriate litera
ture. It will be a campaign of edu
cation In public hygiene which is cer
tain to bear good fruit. We all
know of tho "clean-up day" or
"clean-up week" movement; we pro
pose one that will last at least until
the opening of spring, and perhaps
we can make it so popular and ef
fective that it may crystalize into a
Commissioner Lederle pointed out
that for the past three years the
death rate has been the lowest the
city ha3 ever had. "We have a very
keen ambition," ho added, "to turn
over this city at the end of our ad
ministration cleaner and healthier
than we found It."
The substance of the .plans of the
Commissioner is as follows:
Removal of all rubbish and dirt
from the city, Including thorough
cleaning of cellars, roofs, yards and
Thorough cleaning of all streets.
Cleaning out catch basins.
Freeing the city as far as possible
from smoke and cinder nuisances,
and minimizing the nuisances from
odors of offensive trades and tho
dust from streets.
Tho better protection of all foods
from contamination of dust and files.
Fighting tho fly, not by "swatting,"
but by preventing breeding.
Fighting the mosquito nuisance by
eliminating tho breeding places.
FLAG RAISING AT ATCO.
As previously announced the flag
raising will take place at tho Atco
school house on Saturday, February
22 (Washington's Birthday). The
exercises will begin promptly at 2
o'clock and all aro urged to come
as promptly as possible. For those
who come from a distance an ade
quate lunch will bo served during
the Intermission between the after
noon and evening entertainments
and tho committee on arrangements
have spared neither time nor effort
in the arrangements to entertain
guests and a large attendance is
hoped for. Tbe flag raising is be
ing held under the auspices of the
Young People's social club at Atco.
HAD S3 OniCKENS STOLEN.
Reuben Bodle, teamster for T. B.
Clark & Co., Inc., lost 23 fine white
Leghorns last Tuesday night by
sneak thieves. Mr, Bodio kept his
choice chickens back of the glass
cutting shop and when he went to
feed them Wednesday morning, be
hold half of the flock was missing.
Mr, Bodle places his loss over $25,
as they were young pullets. He has
no clue concerning them.