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71th TEAR. --NO. 12
HONESDALB, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1913.
M. Leo Braman's Ilorso Driven By
Norman Decker Ran Away Near
Seelyvillo Tuesday Night
Horso Found Next Day.
Norman Decker, who is employed
In M. Lee Braman's livery barn, had
-a very narrow escape from serious
injury Tuesday evening whon the
'horse he was driving ran away and
dragged him along the road for a
considerable distance. His compan
ion succeeded In getting out of dan
ger. He had been out for a sleigh ride
with a friend and a little abovo
Seelyvllle he tried to turn around In
the road to drive back to Honesdale.
It was while turning that the horse
gave a sudden lunge and started to
go toward Prompton. The young
lady jumped out of the sleigh as it
tipped toward her and escaped in
jury, but Decker was thrown out and
dragged along the road for a consid
erable distance. He was bruised and
scratched but suffered no serious
injuries. After disposing of the oc
cupants of the sleigh the horse con
tinued In the direction of Prompton.
That was the last seen of the horse
or the sleigh. A piece of the harness
and the robe were found a little later
in the road. No one along the road
remembered seeing the horse go by
and It is supposed It went off the
xoad Into the fields. The accident
happened between eight and nine
o'clock Tuesday evening.
Wednesday morning about eleven
o'clock the horse was found walking
along the road by Mr. Ferguson at
Seelyvllle and he put the animal in
his barn and then notified Mr. Bra
man. The horse was still attached
to the sleigh and both were without
CHAUTAUQUA FOR HONESDALE.
The Chautauqua Association of
Pennsylvania has sent a representa
tive to Honesdale to consider the ad
visability of establishing a Chau
tauqua In this community next sum
mer. So far as our information
goes, we do not know of any move
ment which would bo of more sub
stantial benefit to the community and
would have a more lasting impression
behind It. The program offers the
very best talent In oratory, music
and entertainment, and the prime
consideration with the management
in forming it is its beneficial effect
upon the community which Is served.
Any one who will take the trouble
to investigate can convince himself
that the Association is both reput
able and reliable. It has the support
of a largo number of the leading
business men and financial leaders
'of Philadelphia and vicinity. It
should be stated, however, that these'
Chautauquas are not conducted for
profit. The association Is chartered
as a "iNo profit" stock organization
and it seeks simply to 'provide a high
grade program which shall be of real
value to the community with the
hope of covering the expenses only.
This should appeal to our citizens as
most of the organizations which seek
to operate 'In our town desire to
make as large profits as possible.
Over a thousand Chautauqus were
held throughout the West last sea
son, but only a few of them were lo
cated east of the Allegheny Moun
tains. Most of them have carried
out In spirit the purpose of the par
ent Chatauqua In New York and
the programs seek to combine In
struction, entertainment and amuse
ment. For next season the program In
cludes such attractions as Frank
Dixon, Newell Dwlght Hlllis, Reno
B. Welbourne, William Sterling Bat
tls, Rosanl, the juggler, The Floren
tine Concert Band, The Common
wealth Quartet, and more than twen
ty other features, inoluding a speak
er of national reputation in political
life. Gov. Hadley of Missouri, is
under engagement and each com
munity will have the pleasure of lis
tening to a man who Is widely
The entertainments are held In a
largo tent specially constructed for
the purpose, with a maximum seat
ing capacity of two thousand. It Is
seated with folding chairs and all
the arrangements are In charge of an
experienced platform manager as
sisted by a tent crew of college stu
dents, who look after the comfort
of the people In every way possible.
Tickets for this superb course of
entertanment are placed at the sur
prisingly low figure of $2.00 arid
they are transferable. No better in
vestment of that amount of money
could possibly be made and wo be
lieve It would be easy to guarantee
a sufficient number of these tickets
to bring the attraction to Hones
Death of Mrs. J. S. Miller.
Malvenla Stlckley, widow of the
flato Jacob S. Miller, of this place,
died at 111:15 o'clock Wednesday
night at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. E, A. Thompson, at McOraw, N.
Y., after two weeks illness, Mrs.
Miller was well and favorably known
in Honesdale, having lived here
since the ago of 1C years, when she
came from Mast Hope, where she
was born Soptembor 15, 1834. In
1855 she was united in marriage with
Mr. Miller. Their 50th anniversary
was celebrated July 4, 1905. Three
children survive, namely, Mrs. E.
A. Thompson, of McGraw, N. Y.; W.
J. M. Miller. New Milford, and Robt.
J. Miller of Honesdale; also four sis
ters, Mrs. Jacob Elmore, of Whlto
Mills; Mrs. William Chubb, of Wind
sor, N. Y.; Mrs. John Bright and
Mrs. Lyman T. Borchers, both of
The remains will be brought to
Honesdale today and the funeral ser
vices will be held on Sunday at 1 p.
in. at the house, Her. A. L. Whlttaker
officiating. Interment will be made
In Glen Dyberry cemetery.
BELL EXCHANGE AT
Number of Subscribers in Pleasant
Mount and Surrounding Rural
Districts Necessitated In
stallation of Exchange.
The Bell Telephone Company, for
the past several weeks has been con
structing lines and installing tele
phones In Pleasant Mount and Vi
cinity. The applications for Bell tele
phone service In that section have
been so numerous that it was neces
sary to establish exchange In Pleas
ant Mount to serve the different
rural companies operating In the ru
The towns of Orson, Poyntelle,
Lakewood and Lake Como will be
served by the Progressive Telephone
Company. This company is compos
ed of the most prosperous and Influ
ential citizens In 'Wayne county and
Is capitalized at $5,000.
The Progressive Telephone Com
pany will connect with the Bell Tel
ephone company at Pleasant Mount.
Three trunk lines connecting with
the Carbondale exchange have been
completed which will give the sub
scribers In Northern Wayne and
Susquehanna counties tojll connec
tion over the Bell system.
Grace Episcopal dhurch, Friday,
Feb. 7, the Rev. Eugene A. Helm, of
New Milford will preach.
Sunday, Feb. 9, services at 10:30
and 7:30; Sunday school at 12 M.
Tuesday, Feb. 11, service with ad
dress for children, "The Coming of
During Lent there will be services
each Tuesday and Thursday at 4il5
and each Wednesday and Friday at
At Christ church, Indian Orchard,
Sunday, Feb. 9, at 2:30 p. m., Rev.
A. L. Whlttaker will hold service and
preach. Sunday sdhool every Sun
day afternoon at 1:30.
AS OTHERS SEE US
Now Trio of Nnines Presented Today
Dili You Guess Correctly Those
Appearing In Tuesday's Paper?
There appears to be considerable
interest manifested In The Citizen's
department "As Others See Us"
if public expression is a criterion.
Since this department has appeared
It has caused no end of favorable
comment and the paper is eagerly
read and sought after.
How many guessed Tuesday's pen
sketches? Honest now. To No. 14
did you have L. A. Howell? If so
that was right. Did you guess Miss
Theresa Gerrity to No. 15? That was
correct. Now for No. 16. We will
help .you. out. It was a description
of Fred M. Spencer, the druggist in
You did pretty good In answering
the last sketches and now we
present four others which will with
out a doubt cause you to scratch
your head before you answer cor
rectly. Here they are:
Eighth Grade A Grammar.
The subject of this sketch Is a
medium sized man, with black hair,
sprinkled with gray, and gray mus
tache. He has dark complexion and
a pleasant expression.
Ho bears himself well and walks
with a firm step. His manners are
of the very best.
He wears glasses and a black suit
almost always When he Is seen on
His character is of the .purest and
ho Is very pleasant at all times. He
is generous and has great mental
Eighth Grade A Grammar.
Tho subject of this sketch is a
woman who is real tall and not very
stout. Her face is long and she has
high cheek bones. Her hair is'black,
tinted with grey. She has clear dark
eyes and wears glasses occasionally.
She has a small mouth and a very
pleasant expression. Her bearing and
manners are .plain and modest and
she dresses well.
Eighth Grade A Grammar.
The subject of this sketch is of a
man of medium height although he
Is stout; he Is good looking and al
ways has a smile on his face. He
wears glasses and his hair Is tinged
with gray and ho has a thick grey
mustache. He holds an office In the
county and everybody likes him. He
Is married and has a grown up
daughter. Ills wife and his
daughter as well as himself are Sun
day school teachers.
Eighth Grado A Grammar.
This sketch Is of a short and med
lum-slzed man, 'having a mustache
and dark brown hair. He always
walks quite fast, and if you don't get
out of his way you may have a colli
sion with him. He Is a very
polite 'man, and on the
coldest days you may see him tip
his hat. He is a very Jolly man, and
is always Interested In the welfare
of the boys, and they all like and re
Death of Mrs. Mary Schmidt.
Mrs. Mary Schmidt, widow of tho
late Francis Schmidt, of Egypt, Pike
county, died Thursday morning at i
4 o'clock, at Gumbles, Pike county,
whore she resided with her son,
Theodore. The funeral will take
place Saturday at 1 p. m., and In
terment wHl.Jio made In Egypt. Two
children 'five her, Theodoro of
Gumbler, and Miss Clara Schmidt,
of Honesdale. I
STATEMENT OF BOROUGH
Auditors Fuller and Truscott File
Account Wednesday Cost $23,
OOO to Bun County Seat In 1012
$2,000 to Bepalr Streets.
A financial statement of tho ac
counts of the borough of Honesdale
was filed in the office of 'Prothonotary
Barnes Wednesday. The statement
made out by borough treasurer G.
W. Penwarden has been audited by
T. M. Fuller and Frank Truscott.
The amount of cash In the borough
treasury at the close of the year
1912 was '$2,552.62. At the close of
the year 19H1 the amount of cash In
the treasury Was $1,079.26.
The total amount of cash received
during the year was $25,555.47.
Among the items were: Licenses,
$20; sale of postofflce articles $14;
dog tax, $82.40; proceeds of notes
on local banks, $5,895.80; license
CO per cent., $2,280; newers and
walks, $104.50; notes held by Indi
viduals, $5,900; tax balance 1911,
$000; tax 1912, $9,302.84. The ex
penditures amounted to $25,555.47.
Some of the largest items are, labor
on walks and streets, $2,701.96;
light, $3,072.19; water, $629.70; De
groat, salary as police, $600; Caul
van, salary as .police, $620.60; coal,
$214.95; extra police service, $102;
judgment In Menner case, $1,6'57.37;
interest on notes and bonds, $511;
Dime Bank note, $500; Farmers and
Mechanics Bank note, $500; Wayne
County Savings Bank note, $512.50;
National Bank note, $500; Dime
Bank note, $500; National Bank
note, $800; Wayne County Savings
Bank note, $800; 'Farmers and Me
chanics Bank note, $800; John Lyons
note and interest, $531.25; Farmers
and Mechanics note, $800; decorat
ing city hall during Old Home Week,
$25; salary of burgess, $50.
During the year 1912, $420 was
expended for new hose and the new
hose truck cost $192.44; John Lyons,
engineer salary, $100; John Carroll,
assistant engineer, salary, $'50; Chas.
Truscott, stoker, salary $25; John
Lyons, extra work, $51.70; drying
hose, $29.55; C. A. McCarty on order
of E. H. Cortright, $150.
The establishing of the postofflce
In the city hall also contributed to
making the year's expenses heavier
than last year. There Is a balance
of $2,073 due on the new fixtures In
stalled In the postofflce. The total
cost of work, material and carting
leaving out the cost of fixtures
amounted to $2,093.97. Some of the
other items of expense were: G. W.
Penwarden, salary and stamps, $55;
John Erk, salary and stamps, $52.60;
W. J. Randall, stone, $101.'55; for
use of roller to crush stone on Main
street, $1516.90. The1 cost of labor
and stone put on the. main street of
Honesdale during the-year 1912 will
exceed $2,000. The amount of the
borough indebtedness at the close' of
1912. Is $26,650, of this amount
$9,200 Is in notes and $17,450 is
represented by outstanding bonds.
SUFFRAGETTES WIN FIRST.
House Adopts Resolution Submitting
Proposed Amendment to Vote of
People Now Goes to Senate.
Harrisburg, Feb. 5. Woman's suf
frage won its first battle to-day with
ease, when the house by a vote of
130 to 70 went on record In favor
of submitting the proposed amend
ment giving to women equal rights
of suffrage with men to the people of
tho state. The bill now goes to the
Narheastern (Pennsylvania mem
bers voted as. follows:
Ayes Davis, Alworth, Hobbs, Ehr
hardt and Mannlon, of Lackawanna;
E. E. Jones, of Susquehanna; Jack
son of Wayne.
Nayes Haggerty, of Lackawanna.
Whites Valley, Feb. 6.
Rev. W. F. Hunter, who has re
covered from a severe attack of la
grlppe, gave an able discourse in the
M. E. church Sunday.
G. N. Bonhom is suffering from
a painful carbunkle on the right side
of his face.
Mrs. D. E. Hacker and Mrs. Henry
Ollft returned Sunday after being en
tertained several days by Scranton
Chas. Hauser recently visited his
Ails son William Hauser at Forest
'Mrs. Jay Duell, daughter Estelle,
Mrs. Martha Stark and Miss Thelma
Horton returned to Prompton after
spending a w-jk In this vicinity with
Mrs. Henry Bartholomew was a
guest of friends here last week.
The first heavy fall of snow Feb.
3 brought a general and generous
We have a line of Wedding gifts that's ENTIRELY
DIFFERENT. Something for the particular buyer.
WEDDING RINGS TOO
ALSO--We call your attention to the Ring contest
that Is displayed and explained in our window this
The Jeweler and Optician of Honesdale.
One Block up from Postofflco.
CLOSED MOST SUCCESSFUL
Gurney Electric Elevator Company
Experienced Best Year in Busi
ness To Double Capacity Or
ders Coming In Officers
The Gurney Electric Elevator com
pany, of which H F. Gurney is presi
dent and general manager, just clos
ed a most successful and prosperous
yenr. The output of high speed
passenger elevators was the largest
ever executed by this company and
the business ran way ahead of any
year since the company has been in
The new year Is starting In nicely
and tho expectations are that the
company will double their output of
last year. Tho company expect to
occupy Its new plant located at the
foot of Main street from the first to
the middle ot, March. The work is
being pushed as rapidly as possible.
On Tuesday morning of this week
the stockholders elected the follow
ing directors for the ensuing year:
II. F. Gurney, F. S. Merrltt, William
Commlskey, W. H. O'Connell, Dr. H.
B. Ely, W. B. Holmes and L. J. Dor
fllnger. The following are the officers of
President and general manager,
H. F. Gurney.
Vice-President, W. B. Holmes.
Secretary and Treasurer, F. S.
The Gurney Electric Elevator
company Is Honesdale's largest and
most substantial Industry. If the
plant continues to grow within the
next few years as it has In the past.
President Gurney states that it will
occupy that unoccupied piece of land
extending from the present building
to iFourth street at the intersection
o Main street. It Is hoped that this
may bo a true prophesy.
SOLICITORS FOR LIBRARY FUND
The following people have charge
of raising the money to purchase
books for the Free Library: Presi
dent, W. B. Holmes; secretary,
Clarence Callaway; treasurer, W. J.
Ward; press agent, Marie Freund.
Solicitors in the borough districts:
West of the D. & H. railroad,
South of Centre of Fifth street,
Centre of Fifth street to centre of
Seventh street, Florence Brown.
Centre of Seventh street to centre
of Ninth street, Charlotte Lane.
Centre of Ninth street to centre
of Eleventh street, Mary Menner.
Centre of Eleventh street to Lack
awaxen River, Edith Swift.
Lackawaxen River to centre of
High street. Alice Gregory,
""entre of High street to centre of
Fourteenth . street, Charlotte Bau
nian: Contro of Fourteenth street to
centre, of Sixteenth street, EIolso
Centre of Sixteenth street to bor
ough line, Harriet Arnold.
Districts outside of borough:
East side of Lackawaxen and
north of Farnham's bridge, Agnes
Between Farnham's bridge and
Union Stamp Shoe 'Factory, Clara
'From shoe factory to centre of
Young street, including Delaware
street, Julia Storms.
All south of centre of Young
street, Bessie Dudley.
North of borough line, Grace
East ot centre of Terrace street,
'West of centre of Terrace street
to south of centre of Russell street,
North of centre of Russell street,
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Alfred L. Schuller et ux., Mont
clalr, N. J., and Clarence R. Calla
way, Honesdale, to Sarah E. Calla
way, Honesdale, property in Hones
C D. Henderson, Damascus, to
Bishop Hoban, Scranton, in trust for
St. Joseph's Catlhollc church of Da
mascus, land In that township, $1.
J. W. Bodle, et ux., Promptlon, to
Mary Olszefskl, same, land In Promp
ton borough, $525.
R. E. Randall et ux., Waymart, to
W. E. Perham, Mt. Pleasant, land in
Earl O. Barnes et ux., Damascus,
to Thomas Dexter, same, land in
same township, $200.
Sarah E. Callaway to Wm. Daniel,
land In Honesdale, $1.
Thomas F. Mangan et ux. of Haw
ley, to Joseph S. Pennell, same, prop
erty in Hawley borough, $1.
B. E. Hadaway and Mllle E. Had
away of Buckingham, to O. O. iWar
lleld of Manchester, land in latter
At the local Institute to bo held at
tho Honesdale High school building
next Saturday the following per
sons will take part: Jennie Van
Wert, of iBerlin; Hannah Harder, of
Cherry Ridge; Anna Kllroe and Bes
sie Kimble, of Dyberry; Florence
Boyce, of Oregon; Arthur Hopkins,
of Seelyvllle; Isabel Reilly, of Texas.
Dr. Miller, the state expert on tuber
culosis, will be present during the
morning session and address the
The sessions are from ten to
twelve and from two to four.
At two o'clock there will be a
meeting of the AVayno County Teach
Music will be furnished by tho pu
pils of the Honesdale High school.
Addresses by Honesdale Lawyers at
The revival meetings at the Meth
odist church Increase in interest and
already the people are rejoicing In
the conversions of souls. To-night
(Thursday) Rev. Will II. Hiller
speaks on "Self Injury." This Fri
day evening the meeting will be ad
dressed by two of Honesdale's lead
ing lawyers, District Attorney M. E.
Simons will give a "Lawyer's View
of the Gospel" and Attorney R. M.
Stocker will speak on "Tho Spiritual
Conditions and Needs of Honesdale."
Services at the usual hour, Sunday
and every evening next week except
In St. John's Lutheran church,
Sunday, February 9th, services will
be as follows: 10:30, subject of ser
mon, "Im Vorhofe der Passion,"
7:30, "Tho Warning Given at Beth
any." LAST TRIP UF 41 YEARS UN
Conductor Henry Strader, of Port
Jervis, Reaches 70th Milestone
After a Derlod of 41 Years' un
broken service on the Erie Railroad, !
Passenger Conductor Henry Strader,
of No. 8 Ferguson avenue, Port Jer
vis, went out at five o'clock Monday
afternoon on train 27, the west
bound Mountain Express, to make
'his last trip between Port Jervis and
BInghamton, 127 miles, returning on
Tuesday morning, he having reached
the age limit of 70 years. Mr. Stra
der was in charge of trains 27 and
30 between Port Jervis and BIng
hamton for 20 years, a portion of
which time the run included a trip
from Lackawaxen to Honesdale.
Mr. Strader was born in Warren
county, N. J., on February '5th, 1843,
and was tho son of Mr. and Mrs.
John Strader.1 He came with his par
ents to Port Jervis in 184,8. While
passing through Waterloof'Sessex
county, N. J., he saw several soldiers
wiho had returned from the Mexican
War. In 1853, when he was 10 years
old, he secured employment as a wa
ter boy on the Erie passenger trains
at $15 per month, doing this work
after school hours. For 1C months,
during 1862 and 1863, he served in
the Civil War as a member of the
56th Regiment, New York State Vol
unteers. On Thursday, February 6th, Mr.
and Mrs. Strader will leave Port.
Jervis for New Orleans, and thence
across the southwest to Los Angeles,
California, and a trip of five months
on the Pacific Coast, visiting Mount
Rainier and going as far north as
Vancouver, British Columbia, return
Ig east by way of the Canadian Pa
cific Railroad to Fort Erie, Provl
ince of Ontario, Canada, near Buf
falo, where they will visit their
daughter. Their household goods
were shipped on Saturday to Buffalo
POMONA DISPLAY FEBRUARY 25.
W. T. Creasy, Head Granger Will in
All Probability Bo Present and
Address tho Grangers.
That William T. Creasy, Master
Grange worker, will be In Honesdale
Tuesday, February 25, is now be
lieved to be certain. E. E. Kinsman
has been in communication with Mr.
Creasy and he has received very en
couraging news concerning his com
ing when the apple and corn display
will be made in Honesdale. It Is
hoped that the grangers will respond
cheerfully and make tho display of
the 25th one that will be tho talk of
the town and county for time to
A SUMMER PARADISE.
Delaware & Hudson Co. Asks Co
operation of Resort Owners.
Announcement is made by Mr. A.
A. Heard, general passenger agent of
the Delaware & Hudson Co., that for
tho purpose of making them of more
value to the various owners and
managers of hotels and of camps and
cottages to let and for sale listed
therein, tho summer books of the
Delaware & Hudson Co. are being
prepared for printing with all possi
ble speed, that they may no piacea
before the public at the time when
vacation plans are in the maKing.
February l'5th has been fixed as
the final date upon which advertis
ing copy will be received and this
date applies alike to all advertising
notices, whether paid or free, new
or old, intended for the Delaware &
Death of Ralph DcWltt.
Tho remains of Ralph DeWltt. late
of Brooklyn, N. Y., were brought to
Hawley on Tuesday for burial. The
deceased was a son of Joshua De
Witt, who for many years was con
stable of the borough of Hawley.
Rev. Mr. Fuller of the Baptist
church conducted services at Walnut
Grove cemetery. Ralph - was 36
years old and is survived by two
brothers and two sisters.
AUDITORS CiEST SHERIFF'S
Chief Executlvo Wn's Appointed Last
Summer to Protect Working Gloss
Cutters Commissioners Cannot
Agree; Now Up to tho Court
County Auditors Gilpin, Avery
and Bodle have finished auditing
the accounts of Wayne coun
ty. The bills were found to bo O.
K. with the single exception of one
presented to the county commis
sioners for patrol duty by the sheriff
and two deputies at the time of the
disturbance last summer.
Tho sheriff's total bill which he
presented to the county commission
ers for payment amounted to $249.
'For 49 days' service at $3 per day
his personal bill outside of his depu
ties was $147. J. J. Canivan was
deputized 46 days at $2 per day and
Levi De Groat five days at $2 per
The commissioners question tho
payment of the sheriff's bill on the
ground of its legality. Homer
Greene, county solicitor, was called
to the rescue by the commissioners.
He quoted the law as regarding tho
sheriff being a conservator of the
peace, etc., going considerably into
detail In tho matter.
Being unable to come to an agree
ment as regarding Its legality after
the opinion was handed down the
county commissioners, auditors, the
latter's attorney, M. E. Simons', and
Sheriff Kimble held a joint meeting
Wednesday morning to discuss the
matter. The auditors' attorney fi
nally made a motion that the bill bo
presented before the court for a de
cision. It was carried.
The secretary of the board of
trade was present at an adjourned
meeting of the commissioners an3
auditors Wednesday morning. He
read letters to the county officers re
ceived from State authorities au
thorizing the Board of Trade to act
and deputize as many citizens as
necessary to meet the emergency.
The situation was one that need
ed Immediate attention. Tho trouble
at the time Sheriff Kimble was en
gaged occurred In Texas township
and out, of the jurisdiction of the
town authorities therefore Hones
dale's police could not act. It wa3
then necessary to look to other pow
er In authority, consequently, on
recommendation of tho Department
of State 'Police, Sheriff Kimble was
engaged to preserve peace and or
der. All of Wayne county's Indus
tries, either In Honesdale, Texas
township or some other place pay
taxes and the money goes toward
the maintenance of the county. They
all help the county directly or indi
rectly and any time when there may
be a disturbance the men employed
therein are worthy and deserving of
protection, ---; - . -
JANUARY 1013 A MILD
Snow enough to measure on five
days, with traces four other days,
making nearly five inches for the
month; and total on my record for
this winter to the 'first of 'February,
18.5 Inches, but no sleighing.
Total rainfall for the month meas
ured on twelve days, with traces
three other days 3.78 inches, which
Is 2.47 Inches more than In January
last year, and .09 Inch more than
January average of 3.09 Inches for
43 years; from a half inch in 1872,
to G.20 inches In January, 1910.
January Temperature Highest
ranged from 55 degrees third, to 22
degrees ninth; average 39 degrees,
19 hlgfaer than last year. Highest
on my records In January for 48
years was 64 degrees, 21st, 1906.
Lowest temperature varied from 37
degrees, down to six degrees ninth
and 13th; average 22.1 degrees,
which is remarkable for being almost
on6 degree higher than January av
erage for nearly fifty years. Great
est dally range thirty degrees 26th,
and least two degrees fourth and
24th; average 17 degrees nearjy tho
same as last year. Warmest day
18th; mean 45 degrees; and last
year warmest day was 23d, mean 34
degrees. Coldest day ninth; mean
14 degrees, last year coldest day in
January was 14th, 26 degrees colder
was registered here for that day's
average. Dally mean for tflie month
30.6 degrees, Is nearly 19 degrees
warmer than January last year, and
9.4 degrees abovo January average
of 21.2 degrees for 48 years; from
11.7 degrees in 1912; to 31.6 degrees
in 1890; and 30.6 degrees this year.
Nine days were clear, eight fair
and 14 cloudy; average 42 per cent,
of sunshine, and for January last
year 41 per cent. Prevailing wind
Dyberry, Pa., Feb. 1, 1913.
iP. S. January average snow is
14.7 Inches for 53 years, and most
35 Inches in 1882.
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES.
The mid-year examinations aro be
ing held this week In the High
school and grades of the sohool.
Tho new school term commences
on Monday in the grades and on
Friday for the High school.
All next week is Library week for
Honesdale's Free library, In Mont
roso $867.81 was raised for the pub
lic library, more than half ot which
was secured on Library Day. Sure
ly Honesdale will do as good as this.
Help- mako the Honesdale Free Li
brary the best in northeastern Penn
sylvania. LICENSED TO WED.
The following marriage licenses
have been issued In the office of
Protohnotary W, J. 'Barnes:
Walter Glosslnger Honesdale
Agnes Cooney Honesdale
Howard Williams , Klmblea
Maude Hannes , Baoba
John F, White .... New York City
Margaret Muller Hawley