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71th TEAR. NO. 7
Aged Veteran and Stone Mason Died
While In Physician's Ofllco Where
Ho Went for Consultation.
Louis Jeltz, for many years a resl
vdent of Honesdale, died suddenly of
heart trouble In the ofllce of Dr.
Jj. B. Nielsen, on Tenth street, about
5:30 Friday afternoon.
Mr. Jeltz had not been feeling
well of late, having just returned
from Carbondale, where he spent the
past two -weeks. When Dr. Nielsen
came home from a call he found Mr.
Jeltz on the porch of his office. A
chair "was on the porch In wh'ch he
waited part of the time, but was
walking on the porch when tho doc
tor arrived. Mr. Jeltz walked from
his home at 1530 West street to Dr.
Nielsen's. The doctor invited Mr.
.Jeltz in his office. The latter stated
that he did not feel very well and
came down to be "looked over." Dr.
Nielsen asked him If he had walked
down, to which Mr. Jeltz replied that
Tie had. He told hltm that he ought
not to have done so. While in con
versation with him the doctor got
Mr. Jeltz's consent to have the liv
ery take him home. Dr. Nielsen
then felt of Mr, Jeltz's pulse, which
w.is beating rapidly. He also sound
ed his heart and that too was Ir
regular, but did not murmur, indi
cating valvular trouoie. 'Mr. jeitz
then told the doctor that he needed
more air. In response to his request
the windows of the office were
raised. This did not appease Mr.
Jeltz. Remarking to Dr. Nielsen
that he must get outside to breathe
easily, he started for the door. The
doctor took his arm ana assisteu
him. A? he annroached the door
way he gave a gasp and fell back
wards, dying In Dr. Nielsen's arms.
A hypodermic was injected In Mr.
Jeltz's arm. but it "was of no avail.
Death had conquered. The doctor
'phoned Coroner P. 'B. Peterson who
claimed an inquest was unneces
sary. Louis Jeitz was a son of Louis
and Mary Jeitz. He -was born Jan.
24, 1843 in Germany and at the age
of eight ypars came to Honesdale
with his iparents. He was a stone
mason by trade and was an Indus
trious workman. Mr. Jeltz was a
member of Company P, 97th Penn
sylvania Volunteers. After the close
of the War his entire time was spent
at his trade. He was a member of
Captain James Ham Post.
Mr. Jeitz is survived by his wife,
who was nee Barlbara Weiser'and the
following children; Mrs. George
Malfelrtof Carbondale; Mrs. William
Wijlls of Brooklyn; Mrs. Gustave
Deneke, of Rockville Center, N. Y.;
Louis, of Texas: Walter, of Detroit,
Mich.'; Charles at hohe;f lalso'bytwo.
hrothers ana one sister, nameiy;
Richard, of New York; Charles of
Milwaukee, and Mrs. Frank Wetz, of
The funeral was held Monday af
ternoon 'from the house at 2 o'clock,
Rev. W. H. Swift, D. D., officiating.
Interment was imade in the German
Lutheran cemetery. The pallbearers
were Graham Watts, B. J. Cook,
Earl Sherwood ,W. W. Wood, Henry
Parish and Peter Collum.
ReiHjrt of IT. A. Odny and R. T.
Davies to tho Honesdale School
Directors Concerning tho
Pennsylvania State Edu
cation Association.
Tho regular meeting of the 'Hones
dale district school hoard was held
last Thursday evening. Bills were
paid and other routine work trans
acted. All memoers were present
except T. B. Clark. Professors H.
A. Oday and R. T. Davies were pres
ent and gave the following report
of their visit to Harrlsburg:
The sixty-third annual session of
the Pennsylvania State Education
Association was held in tho Techni
cal High school, Harrlsburg, Dec
26, 27 and '28. Five thousand mem
bers are enrolled at one dollar a
piece and three thousand attended
this session.
Five general sessions were held
The time not taken up by general
sessions was given over to depart
ment meetings. The Department of
City and Borough Superintendent,
the Department of County Superin
tendent, the College and 'Normal
School Department, tho graded
School Department and the Depart
ment of Manual Arts held two ses
sions each. The High School De
partment was divided as follows
Mathematics and Science, one ses
sion, Commercial, one session; His
tory and Civics, ono session, Modern
.Language, one session, Ancient Lan
Kuage, one session, English, one ses
sion, and Art, one session. Tho De
partment of Child Study held' one
session and the Department of Na
ture Study, one session.
Secretary of Internal Affairs,
Henry Houck, delivered the address
of welcome at the opening of the
general session at 2 p. m. Thursday
and Supt. Brum'baugh of FMiadel
phla responded. Dr. Brumbaugh
laid much stress on the inspirational
herveflt derived -by educators in at
tenalng large educational gather
ings. He also emphasized the fact
that the school Is LIFE as well as
preparation for life.
Dr. iPfecht, secretary of the State
Board l Education, 'delivered an ad
dress, of president of he association,
s wrnlch he mentioned the need of
federal aid for teaching agriculture,
the need of a pemanent state school
fund and the equalization of educa
tional opportunities by means of
added appropriations to districts that
can not care 'for themselves. Dr.
Brecbt said that Pennsylvania Is the
only state -without a permanent
school fund. Forty-one states pay
more per hundred dollars of
(Continued on Pago Four.)
When Ho Heard That His Mother
Cried for Him in Delirium Young
Thomas Hastened to
Her Bedside.
The Citizen published a story In
its 'last issue to the effect that Airs.
Thomas Thomas, of Scranton, was
very ill and in her delirium called
for her son 'Harry, who it was claim
ed was either in LaPlume or Hones
dale. Thomas had been in Hones
dale, hut later went to Aldenville.
It was here that he saw a paper con
taining the article of his mother's
illness and how she yearned for his
return home. The son went to
Scranton, embraced his mother and
the glad home coming may mean the
speedy recovery of tho siok mother.
Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 20. John
D. Foster, of this city, slayer of his
wife, following his being adjudged
Insane, was committed to the state
hospital for the criminal insane at
Farvlew, Wayne county.
Port Jervis Merchant nnd Prominent
Citizen Committed Sulcldo on
Saturday Afternoon.
Jacob J. Bippus, for many years
one of Port Jervis' most prominent
business men, took his life in his
home last Saturday afternoon by In
haling illuminating gas. Mr. Bippus
was found in the bathroom, his wife,
who was Kate Lohman, formerly of
'this place, being at tho home of her
mother here. Mrs. Bippus left
Honesdale Saturday night at 6:30
and drove overland to Cochecton
where she took the 2:40 Erie train
Sunday morning for Port Jervis.
Mrs. iBippus left home last Thurs
day and her husband went to the
J2rle train and hid her good-bye,
It was first thought that Mr. BIp
ls' death was caused by apoplexy
but Port Jervis relatives, now state
that it was suicide.
Mr. Bippus was deeply interested
financially in a number of Port Jer
vis' enterprises. It is presumed that
these 'weighed heavily upon his mind
and in a fit of despondency chose this
method of doing away with his life.
Mr. 'Bippus was well known in
'Honesdale, having visited here upon
different occasions. He is survived
by his 'wife.
In White Mills Last Thursday In.
terestlng Sessions Officers Elect
ed for Coming Year.
The Honesdale District Sunday
school convention was held in the
White Mills Methodist church on
Thursday, January 10, with sessions
In the morning, afternoon and even
Ing. The address of welcome was
delivered by Rev. Waller Walker
Dr. Otto Appley, county -president,
gave a talK on tne Jubilee conven
tion held In Philadelphia In Octoher,
The reading of the minutes and roll
call of the schools was conducted by
u. Wi. Hull, secretary of the district.
Miss Martha E. Robinson, state field
worker, talked on "Secondary Di
vision Work." At noon dinner was
served in the church by the ladies of
the White Mills church. In the af
ternoon the meeting opened at 1:30
with devotional services, after which
Miss Mary E. Jones gave a talk on
Elementary Work." "Temperance
Teaching in the Sunday Schools"
was the subject of Mrs. Wallace J.
Barnes' talk. jMiss Rdbinson talked
on "Teachlr-Jr Missions." O. A. B.
work in O'JBi Conference was dis
cussed. Rev? Fuller of Hawley pro
nounced tho benediction.
In the evening, at seven-thirty the
meeting was opened by singing
"Come Thou Almighty King" and
"Faith of Our Fathers." The reports
of committees and the election of
officers was next taken up. The of
ficers elected for the coming year
are: J. A. Brown, Honesdale, presi
dent; E. R. Bodie, Pronipton, vice
president; L. S. Partridge, Hones
dale, alternate president; D. W.
'Hull, Waymart, secretary; Ella
Sharpsteen, Honesdale, treasurer;
Miss Susan Brown, Cherry Ridge,
superintendent of departments and
cradle roll; Miss Florence Boyce,
Carley Brook, secondary division;
W. J. Ward, Honesdale, O. A. B.
Classes; Mrs. Thomas Bellamy, Car-
ley Brook, home department; Mrs.
W. J. Barnes, Honesdale, temper
ance; Andrew Thompson, Honesdale,
missions; Rev. W. H. Swift, teacher
training. Alter the election the dis
cussion on "The Great Half Hour,"
was taken up by Rev. Will H. Hlller.
The singing at each session was led
by the choir of the White Mills
church, assisted in the evening by
tho male quartette of white Mills.
The delegates from -Honesdale to
tho convention were Mrs. Marglson
and R. M. Stoeker of tho Honesdale
Methodist church; Mr. and Mrs. W,
B. Holmes of Honesdale Presbyter
ian church.
The Scranton Trust company
stockholders re-elected the old -board
of directors for the coming year on
Friday last.
The Scranton Trust Co. Is one of
the city's substantial financial Insti
tutions. It Is capitalized at $300,
000 and has a surplus of $110,000.
A recent statement gave the total as
sets as $448,052.74.
The officers of the company are:
Louis A. Watres, president; Henry
A. Knapp, vice president; Henry M.
Edwards, vice president; William A.
Wilcox, trust officer and secretary;
Judson E. Harney, treasurer; Robert
A. Hull, assistant secretary. Includ
ed upon Its board of directors are
tho following Way np: counteans: C.
H. 'Dorfllnger, White Mills; Fred C.
White, Hawley; A. T. Searle, Honesdale.
Entered Soon After Hank Organized
Has Been Cashier- Fifteen Years
To-day Growth Duo to lUs
Mr. H. S. Salmon, cashier of the
Wayne County Savings Bank, to-day,
Monday, 'January 20, celebrated the
fortieth year of his connection with
that Institution and also his fifteenth
year as its cashier.
The hank was organized on No
vember 1, 1871, and a year and a
quarter later Mr. Salmon began his
duties there as a clerk. When ho
entered the bank, and that was
about 'fifteen months after the or
ganization, tho deposits were $206,
000; the capital stock $25,000, and
the resources were $240,000. That
was In January, 1873.
At that time Mr. H. C. Hand was
the cashier of the bank and when he
was elected as its president in 1898,
Mr. Salmon succeeded to the cashier
ship. At the time when he was
made cashier the deposits of the
bank had grown to $1,160,000. The
capital stock had increased to $100,
000 and the surplus and undivided
profits were reckoned at $100,500.
The total resources were $1,370,000.
Mr. Salmon was horn in Susque
hanna on August 24, 1854. His
grandfather came up the Delaware &
Hudson canal In the early sixties.
Mr. Salmon made his home In Port
Cashier of Wayne County
Jervis for a number of years and
came to Honesdale' In 1869. He 'has
always been actively engaged in
building lip'tho 'business of the bank
and has -succeeded to a great extent
in that effort.
As proof of this the last financial
statement of the Wayne County Sav
ings Bank for the past year Is pro
duced. During 1912 over $66,000
in interest was paid to depositors on
savings deposits which "was an in
crease over last year. The total de
posits of the 'bank, of which Mr.
Salmon has heen the efficient cash
ier for fifteen years, at the close of
business of the past year, were $2,-
521,000. Tho capital stock, was
$200,000. The surplus and undivid
ed profits amounted to $384,700'.
The resources were figured at $3,-
Mr. Salmon has always beefij. In
terested In civic and industrial de
velopment of Honesdale. Ho was a
school director for fifteen years and
held the position as secretary of the
board for fourteen years. He 1s now
and has been for the last twenty
years one of the trustees of the
Presbyterian church. The friends of
Mr. Salmon will agree with us when
we say that he has made a remark
able record during the forty years he
has heen connected with, the bank.
The Honesdale Needlework Guild,
of which there are 22 directors, just
completed a very successful year.
During this period of time 581 gar
ments' have been contributed. The
secretary, Mrs. H. T. Menner, tells
in the following report how and
where tho 'garments were distribut
ed; .
To local charities 382
White Haven Sanatorium 79
Associate Charities 82
Reserve 18
Summary: Miscellaneous, 104; for
men, 16; for women, 183; boys,
11; girls, 38; children, '211; infants,
is; total, 6S1.
Commencing Sunday, February 2.
Rev. Will H. Hlller, pastor of the
Central Methodist Episcopal church
at this 'place, will open a series of
revival services which will he held
throughout that month.
On February 9 th, Rev. Charles A.
Benjamin, of Philadelphia, will 0&
cupy the pulpit morning and even
ing. Mr. Benjamin was pastor of
the Honesdale Methodist church for
five years. He will probahly remain
here that week and assist In the re
vival 'services.
Stale nighwny Commissioner Will
Dismiss Alleged Abductor.
A Harrlsburg special of January
20th says: Samuel Sinclair, inspec
tor for the State Highway Depart
ment, accused of adbuction in Allen-
town, win tie dismissed oy state
Highway Commissioner BIgelow.
This announcement was made by offi
cials of the department.
There will be a number of other
changes in tho department soon.
W. R. Luis, piano tuner, Is at
Hotel wayne for a short time. 7ii
Tho G. White Axo Selected by tho
Virginia nnd Rainy Lnko Com
pany Against All Other
Honesdale is always at the front.
Its industrial banner is In the lead
on all occasions, In all zones and
also in every state in tbe United
States. Honesdale made goods and
articles are known from coast to
coast and from the Gulf of Mexico
to Canada. They are always in great
demand and in thousands of cities
and localities where Honesdale
quality goods are shipped tho buyers
will take no substitute, the name
"Honesdale" must In some manner
be identified with the manufactured
Every day our manufacturers re
ceive complimentary and encourag
ing letters from their patrons and the
trade concerning their goods which
are made In Honesdale. One of the
latest is from The Virginia and
Rainy Lake Company, of Virginia,
Minn., one of the largest lumber
manufacturers In the country. This
company has a dally capacity of 1,
000,000 feet shipments. Through
The G. AVhito Axo Co.'s western rep
resentative ten dozen doubleblt axes,
made by the G. -White Axe company,
Honesdale, Pa., were placed in com
petition against all the axes in the
country and won out.
Honesdale against tho country!
What an advertisement for the town
where the "first locomotive, on the
American continent turned a wheel.
It was the Stourbridge Lion, in
Honesdale on August 8, 1829, on the
Dolaware and Hudson railroad.
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. E.
BIdwell, of Hawley, on last Friday
evening, a very pretty wedding was
solemnized by the. Rev. D. S. Mac
Kellar, of the M. E. church, of that
place, when their daughter, Miss
Orra, was married to 'C. Rupper
Geary, of Carbondale. The bride
wore a handsome gown of white em
broidery and carried a bouquet of
white roses. The parlor was artlstl
cally decorated with evergreen and
white roses, the decorations helng
arranged by Harold K. Polley, as
sisted by Mrs. S. McVoy, of Hollls-
terville. The 'bride and groom enter
ed the parlor at 8:10 o'clock, fol
lowed 'by the former's brother, Max
Bidwell, and Miss Lulu Schaeffler,
and Mrs. Harold IC. Polley, who stood
on either side of the arch 'beneath
which the happy couple were wed
ded. Immediately after the cere
mony a sumptuous supper was serv-
I ed by Mrs. Bidwell, assisted by Mrs.
si5T Ei Polley and' Mrs. Annie De-
urote. Mr. ana Mrs. ueary nave
taken up their residence on Grove
street, this city Scranton Times.
For Use of Gymnasium of Honesdale
Public School.
Monday, 3:30 to 5:30, boys under
12 in charge of Sumner Crossley and
Walter Allenbacker; 7 '?o 9, Boys'
class In charge of Rev. Edward
Tuesday, 4 to 6, -band practice, un
der leadership of Robert Dorln; 7 to
9, Boys' class In charge of H. A.
Oday, R. T. Davies, Edward Jenkins
and P. R. Skelton, Jr.
Wednesday, 3:30 to 5:30, same
class and leader as on Monday after
noon; 7 to 9, girls from High school
in charge of Miss Mary Menner.
Thursday, 4 to 5:30, Grammar
School Girls in charge of Misses
Anna Seaman, Mildred Ward and
Margaret Charlesworth; 7 to 9, Boys
class in charge of Rev. J. W. Balta.
Friday evening, special contests
by all hois in charge of all men
Saturday, 9 to 4, boys in charge
of Mr. Holl.
The Consolidated Telephone com
pany, of which Thomas Gallagher of
this place Is local manager, Is In
stalling a common battery private
branch telephone system In the
Criminal Insane hospital at Farvlew.
Nine stations have Ibeen installed
and two are in course of Installation.
The operator at Waymart is in
charge of the new switch board.
Any department In the hospital can
now be reached on the Consolidated
The Honesdale Improvement As
sociation request parties to refrain
from throwing ashes in the street.
It is done quite frequently and is
a violation of a borough ordinance.
The association appreciates what
the Bell Telephone company has
done regarding painting their poles
in Honesdale and is now patiently
awaiting the action of the Electric
Light company regarding the decora
tion of its poles.
The 'Calllcoon Bridge Company at
its annual meeting declared a divi
dend of four per cent., and elected
the following directors: Chas. A.
Thorwelle, Martin Hermann, Chas. F.
Starck, John Dering, C. T. Curtis,
Chas. G. Curtis and Jacob Knight.
A 'fire started in the J. H. Kelly
drug store, Carbondale early Mon
day 'morning which resulted in a
$20,000 .blaze beforo it was ex
tinguished. Ladles will .be admitted free at
the Tlnk on Thursday evening of this
Died on Friday Last of Pneumonia
Brother Hid Not Know Sis
ter Was 111.
Councilman S. T. Ham received a
telegram last Friday afternoon an
nouncing the death of his only sur
viving sister, Mrs. Wm. Weydanz, in
New York. Her death was a great
shock to Mr. Ham. He did not learn
that his sister was ill until he re
ceived the message. Mrs. Weydanz's
maiden name was Eva Ham. She
was a daughter of the late William
and Ellzaheth (Honey) Ham, who
came 'here from Cornwall, England.
Their deceased daughter was born
In Albany, N. Y., 54 years ago.
Death was due to pneumonia, she be
ing ill only a few days. Besides her
husband, William Weydanz, one
brother, S. T. Ham, of Honesdale,
survives. Mr. and Mrs. Weydanz
had no children.
Mr. and 'Mrs. S. T. Ham and son,
Earl, left Saturday morning for New
York to attend tho funeral which
will 'bo held to-day.
Prizes Are On Display Hlg Attend
ance Assured For AVednesdny
Just a few finishing touches and
the State Armory will be ready for
a record-breaking crowd at the eu
chre and dance on Wednesday even
ing. The various committees have
completed their work and reports are
most encouraging. The large array
of handsome plzes that have heen
received by tho prize committee has
attracted much attention and inter
est In the affair of Wednesday even
Ing is very high. Preparations have
been made to handle the largest
crowd that has ever 'gathered in the
armory. During the evening the la
dles of the- St. Philomena's society
will serve refreshments In the dining
hall. On the main floor candy and
flowers will he sold under the direc
tion of the Sunday school teachers.
With these exceptions nothing else
will he sold during the evening.
Everything possible has been done
to make this event a success and
make it a most pleaasnt occasion for
all who attend. After the card
playing a seven-piece orchestra will
play for dancing until one o'clock.
The prize committee wish to ac
knowledge with thanks the receipt
of the following prizes: $5 gold
piece, 'Rev. John O'Toole; ladles' silk-
umbrella, Sodality; pic ire, "Madon
na," Holy Name Socletj ; hand 'paint
ed china, A Friend; picture, "Ma
donna," Mae Campbell; two ferns,
Marvin, the florist; cut- glass fern
dish, table, long wijfte kid gloves
brass jardlner, sac flour, French
briar pipe, carving set, gentlemen',
umbrella, fancy jardlner, gold clock;
gentlemen's handkerchiefs, ladles'
silk hosiery, nail buffer, bottle Hud-
nut's toilet water, all from the So
dality; cut glass fern dish, Thomas
Finnerty; silk umbrella, Menner &
Co.; Scott's poems, A Friend; travel
ling 'bag. Geo. Rickert & Son; $5
laundry ticket, Thos. Bracey; chair,
Mrs. John Loercher; cut glass bowl,
Dr. W. T. McConvlll; five-pound 'box
candy, Louis Marton; ham, St. Phii
omena society; cut glass sugar and
cream, Mary and Elizabeth Burns;
French Ibrlar pipe, Frank Schuer
holz; two boxes stationery, O. T.
Cham'bers; sofa pillow, Holy Name
Society; cut glass vase, Diamond
CuU Glass Co.; cut glass water set,
Executive Committee; thermometer,
Mary Igo; silk bag, Josephine Mc
Ttanngifehlna, Thos. Griffin; axe,
Mrs. Geo. Genung; silk hosiery, Kate
McKanna; guest towel, A Friend;
cut ghjss vase, Ida Havey; picture,
N. Hessllng & Son; hox cigars, E. H.
Pohle; a goose, Mrs. Kuhn; cut
glass vase, Mrs. Edward Armhruster;
silk skirt, Frank Epter; ladies'
sweater vest,- Miss B. Lynott; sofa
pillow, A Friend'; pair shoes, John
Tlerney; $5 gold piece, Joseph Ja
cobs; cut glass dish, Misses Kelly;
hox candy, Paul Frederic; cut glass
vase, Mrs. James 'Monaghan; picture,
Mrs. T, Green; box candy, Frank
Schuller; box cigars, Mrs. George
Schwenker; $5 gold piece, Jos. M.
Death of Mrs. Win. Love.
Mrs. William Love, a former resi
dent of Wayne county, died in North
Scranton Saturday morning, after a
short illness, aged 77 years. Mrs.
Love had not been In good health
since the death of her husband, nine
months ago. She was born In Pleas
ant Mount, Wayne county, Feb. 24,
1836, living there until her marriage
June 21, 1853, when she and her
hushand removed to Scranton, where
Mr. Love was engaged In blacksmlth
lng, and where she had since lived.
She was a member of tho Provi
dence 'Pre byterian church and Its
oldest coimunlcant. She Is surviv
ed hy tw;.' daughters, Mrs. J. F. Hoff
man apa Mrs. John Raub, tooth of
Scranto)n. TWo) other daughters,
Mrs. A. D. Lord and Mrs. Edward
Griffln, have heen dead several years.
One brother, Joseph Spafford, of
North Scranton, and one sister, Mrs.
Jas. Fordham, of Plttston, also sur
vive her.
Death of Mrs. Nowbnucr.
Mrs. Wllhelmlna Wagner New
bauer died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Chas. Cook, on Fifth
street at a little after seven o'clock
on Thursday evening, Jan. 16, 1913,
at tho age of eighty-two years. She
had suffered a stroke of paralysis
about six weeks ago. She was born
In Saxe-Munlneer. Germany, on Nov.
4, 1830, and came to this country
when seventeen years of age. She
Is survived by an only daughter,
Mrs. Charles Cook. The funeral was
held from the homo of her daughter
on Sunday afternoon at two o'ciock,
Rev. J. J. Miner omciating. inior
ment was msdo in the German Lu
theran. cemetery.
Remains of Poyntello Farmer Found
in n, Field on Friday Night.
Tho remains of Terrence Caffrey
were found In a field near 'Poyntello
Friday evening, about one mile 'from
his home. Death was duo to expos
ure, according to the Justice's in
quest in the absence of the coroner.
Mr. Caffrey mysteriously disap
peared about a month ago, Blnce
which time the county for several
miles around had been searched in
vain in hopes of recovering his
The deceased was a widower, but
was the father of four sons and one
daughter. He was 55 years of age
and was well known Is all parts of
northern Wayne county. The fu
neral was held on Monday.
Col. Ellsworth N. Phelps, of Con
nectlcut, Victim of Short Hl
ncss. Hartford, Conn. Colonel Ells
worth N. Phelps, Windsor's best
kno'wn citizen, who blocked traffic In
Pennsylvania avenue when he first
visited Washington, D. C, because
of his remarkable resemblance to the
accepted type of caricature of "Uncle
Saim," died at his home in Windsor
Friday after a short Illness.
Colonel Phelps who was horn Feb
ruary 9, '1826, in the same house in
which he died, was with General
Phil Sheridan in the Shenandoah
Valley and he rode that memorable
20 miles in Winchester with Sheri
dan until his horse collapsed.
He was more than six feet tall
and as straight as a ramrod. With
his carefully cropped chin whiskers
and his Yankee wit, uttered with an
inimitable "way down East" drawl,
he was just what the artist-loves to
portray as "Uncle Sam."
Believing that It will be for the
best Interest of a popular summer
resort section, the Public Service
Commission, Friday, authorized the
Liberty & Calllcoon railroad to ex
tend Its tarcks from tho iNew York
Ontario & Western station in Liber
ty, to Jeffersonville. This will make
accessible several pretty little vil
lages within a radius of 14 miles of
the starting place and let out large
quantities of farm produce in the
county of Sullivan. An Issue of.
$200,000 common stock and $250,
000 six per cent. 25,-vear first mort
gage gold bonds Is authorized for the
Three Sons of Schultz, tho Wife
Murderer, Who Was nanged in
Milford in 1807, to Divldo
tho Legacy Want Adv.
Through the publication of an ad
vertisement in the "personal" col
umn of the New York Deutsche
Journal in which Information was
asked of the whereabouts of Herman
Paul Schultz (the only murderer ever
hanged in Pike county) or his heirs
three families will receive $150,000.
The advertisement also lead to the
clearing of the mystery regarding
the paternal ancestry of the three
families, for until Its publication
they were In Ignorance of the history
of their family.
The families are those of Charles
Edwin Schultz of No. 16 Russell
Place, Brooklyn; William Schultz of
No. 1584 Avenue A, Brooklyn, and
Paul Schultz of No. 434 East 83rd
street, New York city. Negotiations
through the German Consul, New
York city, and Herr Gerhard Her-
mannl of Nowawes, near Potsdam,
Germany, are about completed and
soon the heirs will get possession of
their property.
The $150,000 Is one-half of the
estate of Gottlieb Schultz, a felt
manufacturer, who died in Germany
In i905. He willed his property to
his daughter, Miss Clara Schultz, and
his son, Herman Paul Schultz. The
son had left home years before and
since tho manufacturer's death re
peated efforts have been made to find
him. They personal located the
sons, and brought out the story of
their father's base crime and his
expiation on the gallows, and the
grandchildren will receive his share
of the estate.
Schultz Murder Recalled.
Herman Paul Schultz was a name
that was notorious sixteen years ago,
for he shot and killed his wife while
the latter was living in' Pike county.
Thore was hut little evidence to con
nect 'him with the crime until a New
York city newspaper investigated
the case and Schultz was finally
brought to justice. He was hanged
in December, 1897, In the county
Jail here.
Schultz had been a prosperous
tailor in New York, but his domestic
.relations were tempestuous. Once
while living on Ninth avenue he
tried to kill his wife by setting fire
to her bed. She left him and went
with her son to work at the High
Point Farm House in Shohola town
ship, then conducted by John Wohl
farth. The husband appeared one
day in September, 1896, and mur
dered her as she slept that night. He
never informed his sons of any facts
in regard to his family. Milford
Email Huguemln of Dreher, to H.
R. Megargel of Sterling, land lu
Dreher township; consideration
Charles Schelbort ct uz. of Dre
her, to H. R, Megargel of Sterling,
land In Dreher townBhlp; consider
ation $2,000.

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