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71th YEAR. NO. 5
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Fire Companies Attend Services at
St. Mary Magdalen's church In
u Body Hear Dr. Balta
The firemen's annual memorial
. services were held In St. Mary Mag
dalen's church on Sunday evening
beginning at 7:30. Dr. J. W. Balta
delivered the memorial sermon. All
the fire companies of Honesdale and
Seelyvllle were represented In the
congregation. There were about
two hundred 'men present. Hose
Company No. 1 of which Dr. Balta
Is chaplain, acted as escort. Pro
tection Engine Company No. 3 boys
and the Seelyvllle Fire Company met
at the former's engine house In the
city hall and marched down Main
street to "Fifth street where they fell
In behind 'Hose Company No. 1.
Seelyvllle Fire Company marched
behind Protection Engine Company,
Texas No. 4 Fire Company brought
up the rear. At the church they
were Joined by the Alert Fire Com
pany. When the church was reach
ed, Hose Company No. 1, which was
In the lead, halted, and opened
ranks, allowing the other compan
ies to proceed through them Into the
church first.
Dr. Balta spoke on "Catholicism
and Civic Duty." He praised the
fire companies of Honesdale for their
excellent work during the past two
years. He mentioned the bravery oi
George Bergmann, a member of Pro
tection Engine Co. No. 3, who lost
his life last January In the Relf
Spettlgue fire, and also that of
Frank Rlckert, who was a member
of Hose Company No. 1. He spoke
of tho duties of firemen and what a
town or city owes to them 'for pro
tection. He said that oftentimes
Catholics were ignored by protestants
but that they made as good Ameri
can citizens as the Protestants. Mu
sic was furnished by St. Mary Mag
dalen's choir.
The Honesdale FIro Department,
H. A. Oday, chief, is made up of the
following: Protection Engine Com
pany No. 3: V. W. Wood President;
Frank W. Schuerholz, secretary;
Alert Fire Company: Robert Bren
neman, president; Raymond J.
Brown, secretary; Texas 'No. 4 Fire
Company: Wm. A. Sluman, presi
dent; Lawrence Brled, secretary;
Hose Company No. 1: Robt. J. Mur
ray, president; Leon Katz, secre
tary; Seelyvllle Fire Company: Geo.
Stenzhorn, president; Louis Deln,
at niGn scnooii.
Before a large and appreciative
audience the first of several weekly
-athletic contests consisting princi
pally of racing and basket ball, was
held In the High school gymnasium
last Friday evening.
There were basket ball games be
tween boys all the way from ten
years to 20 years of age. The first
game was between the younger boys
who called themselves the Hawks
and the Young Stars second team,
the latter team winning by a score
or C to li.
The game was .followed by the
next larger boys known as the sec
ond Cadets vs. the First Young
Stars, the Young Stars winning by
a score or 18 to 0.
The Freshmen were defeated
the first Cadets by the score of
to 1U.
Scout Master Ed. Jenkins then
put tho Boy Scouts through a fifteen
minute drill, which was followed by
the best basket ball game of the
evening between the Boy Scouts and
the Comets In which tho Comets
fairly showed their superiority, es
pecially in passing and won by the
score of 21 to 4.
Those "Comets" should spell their
name with a R Instead of a T as
they are certainly Comers.
The No. 1 German Catholio Club
team beat the No, 2 team by a score
of 4 to 3. Between the halves of
this game Burton Robinson won an
Indian Club race with Earl Arnold
a close second and John Miller and
Donald Spencer 3rd and 4th as
These contests are being held to
enlarge the gymnasium fund. .
An Important change has been
made in the Erie Railroad system.
The road has been divided Into two
systems which will be known as lines
East and lines West.
Hereafter there will be two gen
eral managers, one for lines East and
one for lines West, instead of a gen
eral superintendent for the entire
system, which had heretoforo been
the rule. It is not known just
where the dividing line between East
and West will be on the Erie sys'
tern, but It is supposed that Sala
manca will bo the point.
A. J. Stone, formerly general su
perintendent, will be general mana
ger of lines East. R. S. Parsons, a
former superintendent of the Sus
quehanna division, who was trans
ferred to the New York division, will
be assistant general manager of
lines East. J. B. Dixon will be su
perlntendent of the Now York dlvls
ion. H. O. Dunkle will be general
manager and E. W. Batchelder will
be assistant general manager of lines
A hard working Italian, whose
name could not be learned, was kill
ed while at work at Gouldsboro
Tuesday morning of last week. Ho
resided at 130 N. Third street,
Stroudsburg. His neck was broken
as the result of Tils being struck by
an automatic dump car.
Charles H. Wolf Greentown,
Lucy P. Stucker Sterling
Truman Roskelly ...Norm JacKson
Jessie L. Brooks Starrucca
Jinny Entries My Fanciers From
Honesdale and Wayne County
Interest Manifest.
The eichth annual exhibition of
the Scranton Poultry and Pet Stock
Association will start Tuesday even
ing at Town Hall, Scranton, and will
continue until January 18. iThe af
fair this season promises to eclipse
all previous events, and it was an
nounced by A. W. Close, secretary,
that over a thousand people had ap
plied for premium lists and as many
entrants have signed for syace.
About two thousand six hundred
chicks of all kinds have been enter
ed frorn ten states. Honesdale and
Wayne county entries In the follow
ing classes are the largest In the
history of the show. Competition
will be extra strong. The following
have chickens entered from Hones
dale and Wayne county:
Daniel Pell, White Orpingtons.
E. A. Lindsay, Black Orpingtons.
Russell G. Erk, Rhode Island
Jos. Stevens, Columbian Wyan
dotts. Mrs. G. W. Swartz and sons, Co
lumbian Rocks.
Wide Awake Poultry Farm, White
E. H. Pohle, White Wyandotts.
F. W. Schuerholz, Silver Cam
N. J. Lange, of Waymart, last
week received the appointment of
engineer at the State hospital at
Farview and will report for duty at
Mr. Lange has been with the Lake
Lodore company for the past twelve
years, since it was organized. As an
engineer he is capable to a degree.
Says Cigarettes and Tobacco Selling
to Minors Must Stop Levi De
Grout Urged to Keep Youths
Under 18 Out of l'ool Rooms
Also Sto.,aC!-uday Sell
ing. Court was called Monday after
noon at two o'clock to hear the
report of tho constables and to call
the grand jury. Judge Alonzo T.
Searle presided. As it was the
Monday preceding tho regular term
no other business was heard except
calling the docket.
All constables turned In a report
except John Menhenott, of Bucking
ham, and Charles Dygert, of Da
mascus. There were no violations
of law reported In any of the town
ships of the county, since October.
In Preston township, J. L. Sher
wood, constable, reported that the
O. & W. railroad had erected a snow
fence along the public road between
Orson and Poyntelle which Is a pub
lie nuisance on account of causing
the snow to drift on the road and la-
terfere with travel. Also that the
N. E. Telephone company has a wire
across the road near- the residence
of Owen McNamara which Is so low
that It endangers travel. The judge
Instructed Sherwood to pull the wire
down and other matters would be in
vestigated by the district attorney
In Texas township, the road at
Fortenla was reported In bad con
dition 'between the places of Frank
Mang and Mr. Kuhn.
After the reports were turned In
Judge Searle took occasion to say
that he was very glad to see so lew
violations of the law in the county
but told tho constables that they
must be sure no violations of the
law existed before turning in a
clean report. The judge asked Con
stable DeGroat if all slot machines
had been done away with and he
said they had. He told DeGroat to
pay more attention to the violations
of law going on in Honesdale, es
pecially tho selling of liquor. When
an Intoxicated man Is seen on the
street on Sunday, said he, In such
a condition that he can hardly walk,
It Is fair to presume that the man
got his whiskey In a hotel or sa
loon. He went on to explain the law
regarding the selling of cigarettes to
persons under 21 years of age. No
tobacco can bo sold to a person un
der sixteen years of age. This evil
of selling to minors must be stop
ped. Also there is a law to prohibit
a minor from going into a pool
room. A person under eighteen
years of age is not allowed there by
law and should be kept out or such
places. All dogs should be tagged
and have a collar. The dog law
should bo strictly enforced. The
killing of sheep by dogs costs the
county thousands of dollars every
year. If a dog is found without a
collar or tag or is a nuisance the
constable can kill the dog. A fee of
$1.00 can be collected of the Com
'inissloners of the county if or the kill
ing and burial of a dog. Get busy
men and get rich.
Judge Searle then stated that, as
he had received so many inquiries as
to who is supposed to shovel the
snow off the state roads, he 'had
written to the State Highway De
partment at Harrlsburg and received
a reply to the effect that tho matter
of taking snow off all Sproul main
highways will be attended to by tho
department and that It is not neces
sary for supervisors to have state
roads kept free 'from snow as it was
a part of tho state's work to see
to it.
The grand Jurors, twenty in num
ber, were called and George E.
Moase was appointed foreman.
They wore sworn and went out at 3
o'clock. The work for this term of
the grand jury Is very light with
only three or four short cases to
come before them for attention.
A Series of Descriptive Sketches
Written by Pupils in Eighth
Grade Guess Who They
Eighth Grade A Grammar.
By Marion Eberhardt.
The subject of this sketch is one
of the most prominent men of Hones
dale. He Is of medium height, with
broad shoulders, quite stout, with
gray, wavy hair and blue eyes. He
wears glasses and also has a mus
tache. He walks erect and has kind
of a peculiar walk. He Is friendly to
all ho meets, and Is well educated
and a good speaker. He generally
wears light clothes and has the ap
pearance of a gentleman.
No. 1.
Eighth Grade A Grammar.
By Nellie McCabe.
The subject of this sketch is one
of the largest men of this town. He
is very tall and has broad shoulders.
He (holds his head high and takes
long steps when he walks. He has
a smooth face with fine features.
His eyes are grey. He also has thin,
grey hair and is slightly bald. He
has large feet which are In propor
tion to his size, but he has small
hands. He is a fine speaker and lias
a powerful voice, and Is Inclined to
be of a humorous disposition. He is
very plain and dresses according to
his station In life.
No. 2.
Eighth Grade A Grammar.
"By Felter Wendell.
The subject of this sketch 'is a
short, thin man, with gray hair, gray
mustache, dark eyes and a light
complexion. He dresses well nnd
walks with a firm step and his man
ners are of the very best.
He Is a good Christian, and or
.pleasant disposition, and he has a
very great mental aDinty.
No. 3.
Eighth Grade A Grammar.
By Helen Groves.
The subject of this sketch is a
man or medium neignt ana quite
slender. He has dark hair, which is
thick, and he has dark eyes, and
wears glasses. He takes short, quick
steps when walking, and he Is not
old. He always dresses neatly, and
according to the position ihe holds.
He Is a fine speaker, and has spoken
on many occasions.
No. 4.
Elect William L. Ferguson Head of
Society Will Make .Improve-'
ments To Revise Premium
The 51st annual election of the
officers of the Wayne County Agri
culture Society was held Tuesday
morning In the Allen House with the
following directors present: E. P.
Jones, of Ariel; W. E. Perham, NP
agara; E. E. Kinsman, Cherry
Ridge; C. D. Fortnam, Tyler Hill;
T. Y. Boyd, R. J. Murray, J. V.
Starnes, C. J. Smith, E. W. Gam-
mell, T. B. Clark, all of Honesdale.
The directors elected the follow
ing officers which will servo for the
ensuing year: President, W. L. Fer
guson; vice-president, E. P. Jones;
treasurer, J. V. Starnes; secretary,
E. W. Gammell.
Several imporvements were dis
cussed at the meeting also ways and
means for getting a larger attend
ance at the coming fair.
A committee consisting of W. E.
Perham, C. J. Smith, C. D. Fort
nam, E. E. Kinsman and T. B.
Calrk was appointed to submit plans
for a cattle barn at the May meet
ing of the board.
E. E. Kinsman, W. E. Perham
and C. D. Fortnam were appointed
to revise the premium list.
The financial report as presented
by Treasurer Starnes showed that
the society fell behind $500 of the
best fair the society, has ever exper
ienced. This was probably due to
the fact that the aviator disappoint
ed the large attendance on the first
days of the fair, also the old home
celebration and smallpox scare.
It might be stated hero that E. P.
Jones, the vice-president, is one of
the most faithful of directors. Since
his father's absence upon the board
Mr. Jones has been a regular at
tendant, having missed but one
meeting. He has not missed one
session of tho Wayne county fair
since it was incorporated in 1862.
This is a record to be proud of and it
is doubtful whether there are many
others who holds this honor.
Friday January 1 7 issue of
The Citizen
This space will be occupied
The Jeweler and Optician of Honesdale.
William Smith Is spending a few
days In Carbondale.
Misses Slyvla and Mildred Rod
man are visiting in New York City.
Trever Smith, of Edwardsvllle,
spent the forepart of the week at
the home of E. T. Varcoe.
Clarence Bullock, of Clinton,
and Miss Pearl Burdlck, of Way
mart, were married recently at Al
bany, N. Y by the Rev. Harry J.
Baker, formerly of Clinton town
ship. Adalene L.
daughter of Mr.
Dunning, youngest
and Mrs. Charles
L. Dunning, was accompanied to
New York City on Monday by her
father, where an operation for
chronic appendicitis will be per
formed in the French hospital.
Don't forgot tho Honesdale
district Sunday school convention
which will be held at White Mills
on Thursday of this week. A very
Interesting and instructive pro
gram has been prepared. A cordial
Invitation Is extended to you to be
A .feature of the euchre and
dance to be held at the armory by
St. John's R. C. congregation on
January 22nd, will be the music.
A special program has been selected
both for intermissions and dancing.
Tho prize committee is having great
success and a large and varied as
sortment of prizes .will be ready on
the 22nd.
Death early Monday morning
claimed John J. Smith of Scott,
aged 74 years, one of the 'best
known men of that township,
deceased's wife is also very
with pneumonia, and friends are
asked not to visit the bier or to
attend the funeral which will be
held Wednesday morning at 11
o'clock. Interment will be at Mont
dale. Jacob Deutch, of Callicoon, N.
Y., who is in the employ of Samuel
E. Morrison at this place, was called
home on Friday last by an .accident
which happened to his mother. Mrs.
Deutch was driving a horse when
she was run down by an automobile
driven by a reckless chauffeur. She
was seriously injured and was re
moved to the Port Jervis hospital.
It is claimed that the chauffeur has
had his license taken away from
him two times for speeding and care
less driving.
Wallace Bodie was taken to
Scranton Friday by Dr. P. B. Pet
ersen where he entered the Hahne'
mann hospital. The lad was skating
on the ice in Dyberry the evening
before and lanterns 'were set on the
Ice to give light. He stumbled over
an obstacle and fell striking his
shoulder in such a way toMracture
the clavical collar bone. The na
ture of the iraoture was such that an
operation was necessary and the boy
was taken to the Scranton hospital
where Dr. Peck took charge of him
A silver plate was put on and he is
now getting along as well as can
be expected.
The Tribune-Republican has the
following to say about a former
Wayne county woman: Mrs. Angeline
Burke, South Sterling, Wayne coun
ty, Is visiting her son, Hugh, at 727
Prescott avenue. Mrs. Burke is in
her eightieth year and is the owner
and manager of the Hotel De Po
chuck, located In the lower part of
Wayne county. Mrs. Burke closes
her house each year on the first of
December and opens it May first.
She says for the past fifteen years
she has never been without guests,
and that any who manages a house
right should make money enough in
six months to retire ifor the rest of
the year.
Wilkes-Barre, Jan. 9. Patrick F
Cuslck, of Scranton, entertained this
evening at a banquet in Hotel Red'
ington In honor of F. B. McLaln
mayor of Lancaster and former
speaker of the house; State Senator
Charles A. Snyder, of Pottsviue;
Joseph Rambo, of Norrlstown, and
Theodore Rosenwald, of New York
Seventy guests were present.
Addresses were mado by George
McDonald of New York, but .former
ly of Scranton; John T. Lenahan
District Attorney Bigelow, of Lu
zerne county; Judge J. M. Garman
Frank McGuigan, C. P. O'Malley and
Dan Hart.
The following people were among
the guests: O. G. Mangan, A. J
Walsh and M. W. O'Boyle, of Pitts-
ton; Martin Mulderlg, of Inkerman;
E. A. DeLaney, of carbondale; E. is
Hardenbergh, of Honesdale; Otto
Robinson, D. J. Reedy, W. F,
Fitzgerald, William Kelly, Charles
P. O'Malley, John McCourt, J. F
Borrell, P. J. and a. J. Casey, Henry
Helsler, Bart Cuslck and Judge Jas
O'Neill, of Scranton.
The following members of St.
Mary Magdalen's church choir were
banqueted last Monday evening at
Heumann's by tho trustees of that
church In recognition of the
good service which they have ,
rendered: William Backus, John
Dorbad, George Schwelsinger, Geo. j
Weldner, Jacob Demer, Paul Son-'
ner, Henry Theobald, George Delt
zer, Eva Huck, Minnie Rose, Cecelia
Theobald, Kathryn Weidner, Minnie
Schilling, Hortenso McKanna, Kath
ryn Risse, Florence Polt; also the
following trustees, Joseph A. Flsch,
Robert J. Murray and Edward Delt
zer. In addition were the president
Knights St. George, L. C. Wenlger;
president Knights of Columbus,
Philip Murray, Jr.; president Ger
man Catholic Club, Frank Vetter.
Dr. J. W. .Balta, pastor of the
church, and Mrs. Reichtmyer, organ
ist, were also present. Robt. J. Mur
ray acted as toastmaster. Dr. Balta
responded by giving an interesting
talk upon music as he heard it in
Germany, Italy, and Franco. He
praised tho choir and their organ
ist. Joseph Fisch, a trustee, was an
other speaker. He told a number of
witty stories which added to the
merriment and pleasure of the oc
casion. Quartettes, .trios and solos
were rendered by members of the
choir during the banquet. Each
member of the choir was presented
with favors which were appropriate
to incidents occurring in choir re
hearsal or to the members personal
ly. Joke telegrams were read from
the Pope, Governor Tener and oth
er prominent men expressing re
gret at not being able to attend the
affair. A most excellent menu was
served by Mr. and Mrs. John Heu-
mann. A very enjoyable evening
was spent.
Scranton Jurist Loses Office Follow
ing Conviction on Fivo Counts
in Charges Says Ho Has Done
No AVrong.
Washington, D. C, Jan. 13. R.
W. Archbald, of Scranton, Pa., for
twenty-nine years an occupant of
judicial positions upon the Pennsyl
vania state bench, the federal dis
trict bench and the United States
Commerce Court was today adjudg
ed guilty by the United States Sen
ate of "high crimes and misde
meanors;" was stripped of his of
fice, and forever disqualified from
holding positions of public honor or
public trust.
The conviction and judgment came
as the conciuson or tne lmpeacn-
ment trial that has been pending in
the senate since last summer on
charges that Judge Archbald had
been guilty of misconduct and mis
behavior as a judge and that he hau
corruntly used his Judical power to
further the private interests or him
self and his friends in the acquisi
tion of coal land properties In
Upon five of the thirteen separate
charges brought against him ny tne
house of representatives, Judge
Archbald was found guilty. Upon
the other eight the senate voted him
not guilty, the majority in some
cases being against him, but failing
of the two-thirds majority necessary
for conviction. Anyone of the five
verdicts of guilty was enough to
bring about the punishment impos
ed upon him.
Tho end of the long fight struggle
in the senate came early In the af
ternoon, when the vote was taken
on the first article of impeachment.
With gallery doors locked to prevent
the movement of spectators and an
unaccustomed hush prevailing
throughout tho chamber, senators
rose In their places as their names
were called and pronounced the
word "guilty" in almost Inaudible
tones. The vote on' tho first charge,
that Judge Archbald had corruptly
influenced officials of the Erie rail
road to sell him the Katydid culm
dump at Scranton, resulted in his
conviction, 'by a vote of sixty-eight
to five.
After sentence had been imposed
him, Judge Archbald and his fam
ily left the capltol, to go at onco to
the family home in Scranton.
"I have always known that I have
done no wrong, and tho vote of no
one makes it otherwise," was his
only comment upon the senate's ac
tion. Hero for Bouquet Interview.
A number of Democratic politi
cians and party leaders from Wyo
ming and Susquehanna counties
made a pilgrimage to Honesdale last
week for the purpose of getting In
line for the appointment of post
masters or other Federal appoint
ments either for themselves or for
political friends.
The presumption is that In order
to secure an appointment under the
present Democratic administration
in this congressional district the en
dorsement of Former Senator Joel
G. Hill and C. A. McCarty, candi
dates for Democratic congressional
and Democratic elector would be
very valuable.
After a meeting at .the law office
of Mr. McCarty tho gentlemen re
turned home without Intimating
what success they had achieved.
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Weston
left Tuesday afternoon for New
York City, where the former will re
ceive electrical baths for rheumatic
trouble. It is hoped that tho treat
ment will entiroly relieve Mr. wes
ton of this malady.
Mrs. S. Spangenberg was taken to
the Hahnemann hospital, Scranton,
Tuesaay, wnero sno wm do operas
cd upon by Dr. Peck for abdominal
trouble. Mrs. Spangenberg is a pa
tient of Dr. P. B. Peterson.
Many Cases Continued Common
wealth Business Light Two Di
vorces Granted.
Monday afternoon the members of
tho bar went over the court calen
dar for the two weeks' term of
court which will open on Monday,
January 20. Many of the cases
were continued. The cases to bo
tried first will be the commonwealth
cases. The grand jury 'Is considering
these cases which If true bills are
found come up first.
First Week.
The first case listed on the trial
list for Monday Is Chas. E. Knapp
vs. Fred E. Stlnnard. Tho case of
Eberly Skinner vs. Jennie Dolson
and that of Charles A. Kordman vs.
Lafayette Denlo are set for Tues
day. The case of Emma Conley vs.
Kate McKenna is also set for Tues
day. The case of Horace Dexter vs. A.
O, Blake and the case of John Slo
vak and Jacob Howanecs vs. Frank
Kelsey and Rachel Kelsey, his wife,
are listed for Wednesday. Listed
for the same day are the cases of
Honesdale Milling Co. vs. Augusta
K. Kuhbach; Bregsteln Bros. vs.
U. G. Rldgway; H. H. Wilcox vs.
Andrew lianas. The cases from tho
first week which were continued aro
R. Wilcox vs. Wlnfred Mumford;
George Hettinger vs. Erie R. R.;
Frank C. Vetter vs. The Columbian
Protective Association; George Box
vs. The Columbian Protective Asso
ciation. Second Week.
The cases listed for the second
week of court are: Monday, Ezra
Sellick vs. Frank De Bruen and
Martin De Bruen; The Wayne Con
crete, Supply and Construction Co.
vs. Chauncey A. Cortrlght and Eu
gene Cortrlght; C. A. Cortrlght and
E. H. Cortrlght vs. F. W. Kreitner
and W. H. Kreitner; F. W. Kreit
ner and W. H. Kreitner vs. Chaun
cey A. Cortrlght owner, and C. A.
Cortrlght and E. H. Cortrlght, con
tractor. Tuesday Erwin L. Tholmas vs.
W. M. Norton, executor of last will
of Mary 11. Thomas; Theresa Ger
ety vs. The Columbian Protective
Ass'n; Rena Congdon vs. The Co
lumbian Protective Ass'n; John H.
Jardan vs. Lake Lodore Improve
ment Co.; F. B. Lawson -vs. H.
Weltzer. Tho cases continued are:
Willis Tuthill vs. the Erie Railroad
Co.; Commonwealth of Penn'a ex
relatione, Daniel Gray, E. F. Ames,
and C. H. Stephenson vs. H. T.
Hudson and Charles Keen and Lizzie
Betz. The cases of Frederick Kre
Iger and Gertrude Krelger, vs. The
Tpwnshlp of Salem, and that of
Frederick Krelger vs. The Township
of S'alem, may possibly bo continued
another term.
Two divorces were granted by
Judge Searle Monday afternoon af
ter hearing evidence in cases. They
were: William H. Surplice, libellant,
vs. Minnie Surplice, respondent. The
charge was desertion. They were
married Oct. 5, 1887, at Honesdale,
and resided in Salem township.
Harry M. Prickett, libellant, vs.
Jennie 'L. Prickiett, respondent.
Charge, desertion. Married Jan. 9,
1900, In Newark, N. J., and resided
In Buckingham township.
In the matter of the election of
Mary Farrell against the will of
Mathew Farrell. On motion of
Chester A. Garratt, attorney for
Mary Farrell, C. A. McCarty, Wm.
H. Dlmmick and W. H. Stone ap
pointed appraisers to appraise and
set apart so much of the estate as
she is entitled to by reason of her
declaration. Appraisers to report
to court second Monday in March.
D. L. Spangenberg, plaintiff, vs.
the Wayne Coal Company, through
his attorney, M. E. Simons, filed a
motion to strike off an appeal from
the docket of W. B. Ammerman, of
Hawley, The reasons given were
that the defendant coal company
did not pay costs; did not give ball
or being a corporation, defendant;
did not file proper bail for an ap
peal. A rule wast granted by Judge
Searle Monday afternoon- on the
Wayne Coal company to show
cause why the appeal should not
be stricken off. Returnable second
Monday in February.
Petition of Mary 'Fierce nsKing
for an order of court on Warren S.
Toms requiring him to pay for the
maintenance of his son, Albert, A.
rule was granted upon Warren Toms
to show cause why he should not
pay as shown In tho bill. Return
able January 27. The bill called
for $99.05 paid out by Mary Pierce
for board, clothing and schooling of
Albert Toms.
Estate of J. Lee Swingle, late of
So. Canaan township, deceased,
Myrtle Swingle, administratrix. Pe
tition for sale of real estate. Re
turn approved and confirmed abso
lutely unless exceptions be filed.
Sale of land ordered.
In estate of John Hawkey vs. H,
Hawkey et al. Report of distribu
tion filed. Master's report confirm
ed nisi to be confirmed absolute in
one week unless exceptions be filed.
Proceeds Irom sale of real estate,
$2,58. Received from tents, $2,
The will of Roswell Miller, late
chairman of the board of the Chi
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail
road, who died on January 2, dis
poses of an estate consisting wholly
of personal property, Tho entire es
tate Is left to the decedent's wife,
Mary Louise Miller, of 19 East
Sixty-second street. The will pro
vided that if the testator's wife had
died before him $25,000 would have
gone to his sister, Frances H. Ed
gar, and the residuary estate would
have been divided into two parts, to
bo held in trust for the decedent's
sons, Roswell J., and Charles Rob
erts Miller. New York Sun.

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