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nENRY WILSUN. E. 11. HARDKXBEBOn.
W, W, WOOD.
Mr. Takt'8 popular plurality was over
The next Pennsylvania Legislature will
be strongly Republican. The Senate will
have 29 Republicans and 11 Democrats.
The House will have 170 Republicans
and 31 Democrats.
The Pennsylvania delegation in the
next Congress will stand 27 Republicans
and 5 Democrats. The present repre
sentation is 25 Republicans and 7 Demo
crats. The next Legislature in Pennsylvania
will stand on joint ballot 233 Republicans
and 34 Democrats. The Senate will stand
29 Republican and 11 Democratic, and
and the House 176 Republican and 31
The Secretary of Agriculture at Wash
ington has issued a quarantine order for
bidding the interstate movement of cat
tle, sheep, swine and goats from Colum
bia, Montour, Northumberland and
Union counties, in this State, and the
interstate movement of such animals into
those counties, except shipments by rail
for immediate slaughter.
Senator-elect Miles C. Rowland's
majority over S. W. Hofford in this dis
trict is 804 by the official count, and is
made up as follows :
Carbon, 4301 .3521
Monroe, 1171 2711
Pike, 584 9G8
Wayne, 2S79 2659
The returning board was as follows :
Pike, J. H. VanEtten, editor of the
Pike County Press; Monroe.Harry Christ
man, farmer, of Kresgeville ; Carbon,
E. B. Keener, of Mauch Chunk, pro
thonotary of Carbon county; Wayne,
Herman Harmes. of Honesdale, District
Attorney of Wayne countv.
Fatal Boiler Explosion.
Narrow Escape of Calvin P. Kimble,
Engineer, and Killing or Two of
tils Train Crew.
On Friday morning last word was re
ceived here by telegraph that the engine
. of the.D. & H.fast freight, running be
tween Wilkes-Barre and Oneonta had
blown up, killing part of the crew, and
fatally injuring the engineer, Calvin P,
Kimble, son oflsaac Kimbleof Blandin,
and brother-in-law of Sheriff Wm. B.
Roadknight. As no definite information
concerning the catastrophe could be ob
tained up to the time of the departure
of the noon train, Mr. Roadknight and
Frank Kimble, brother of the engineer,
went to Carbondale, where the latter's
family lives, and where they were greet
ed with the welcome intelligence that he
had escaped with comparatively trifling
injuries, and had been able to assist in
the work of clearing up the wreck.
The evening papers gave detailed ac
counts of the explosion, from which it
appears that the blow-up occurred half
a mile south of East Windsor, N. Y., at
8 o'clock in the morning, while the train
was on its return trip to Wilkes-Barre.
The train was making its usual speed
of thirty miles an hour when the boiler
exploded. The noise and concussion
brought the people from their houses.
Twisted iron and steel wasshowered over
the neighborhood and the main part of
the boiler was torn from its fastenings
and catapulted through the air with
Carter, the brafceman, and Bradshaw,
the fireman got the full force of the ex
plosion. The former was struck on tin
head and body by flying pieces of the
boiler and killed instantly. Bradshaw
was pinned against the floor and ter
ribly scalded. He had also been struck
by parts of the storm of flying pieces of
the boiler and cab. On the other side,
Engineer Kimble closed the lever and
stopped the train as soon as possible,
some of the steam scalding him about
the head, arms and body, but not seri
ously. He was able to aid in the rescue
work and to return to his home in Car
bondale later in the dav.
The crew got Bradshaw out of the
wreckage first and hurried him to Sus
quehanna, where he was admitted to the
Simon Barnes hospital. He died five
hours later. The body of Carter after
much difficulty, was extricated, and after
it naa ncen literally cooked by the escap
The engine was pulling train No. 50,
which was in charge of Conductor Geo.
Breese. of Carhonilnlo. Cartor lnwl
climbed into the cab lust a few minutes
before the explosion and was talking to
tne nreman when the accident occurred.
Thero was not the slighest warning of
the disaster, and the men on the engine
had no possible chance of escape.
the news of the wreck was telegraph
ed to Scranton and Carbondale, and
Trainmaster Roscnstock and Dr. Niles
took a special train from Carbondale to
the scene of the disaster.
NovKyfixm 14th, 1008. Dr. Leonard
Pearson, State Veterinarian, and the
State Live Stock Sanitary Board, are
somewhat disturbed over the appear
ance of the much dreaded foot and
mouth disease in Pennsylvania. Word
was received by Dr. Pearson on Nov. 7th
of the appearance of this pest among a
herd near Danville, and that same even
ing he was on the ground taking steps
to cheik any spread of the plague. As
an example of how rapidly it spreads,
the Doctor told the writer that a case,
unknown and unsuspected, was allowed
to mingle with a herd on Saturday. By
Monday the whole herd had the disease
and had to be killed. Federal and State
quarantine has been declared for the
counties of Columbia, Montour, North
umberland and Union, and will be rig
The grave danger in this outbreak of
aphthous fever, as it is technically called,
may be appreciated when we note that
the shipments of live cattle from this
country to England alone average 1,000
head a day, and that England imports
cattle from this country and Canada only,
in the belief that this disease rarely or
never gets a foothold here. Another
English law provides that all imported
cattle shall be slaughtered on the docks
within ten days after landing. The foot
and mouth disease is confined to cattle,
sheep, goats and swine among beasts,
but the human family is also subject to
its ravages. Two cases are known to
exist near Danville at present.
Financially, the loss to the farming
and grazing community may be very
great. An outbreak in Germany a few
years ago cost that nation thirty million
marks, about $7,500,000. It is difficult
to say at this time what the result may
be in this State, but the State Live Stock
Sanitary Board is doing all that can be
done at present, and no expense will be
spared to eradicate the disease at the
earliest possible moment.
Auditor General Young, acting with
the Governor, has agreed to allow the
entire amount of money appropriated
for the use of the Board to be used at
once and provision will be made for
plenty of funds for the use of the au
thorities. While the situation is grave it
is believed that the outbreak will be
confined to the countries named, and
will be soon checked. A shipment of
cattle from Buffalo is believed to be re
sponsible for the disease in Pennsyl
Latest reports from the infected dis
trict are to the effect that Dr. Pearson,
who is in charge, has the situation well
in hand, and that little further spread is
anticipated. Infected herds are being
killed and buried, and the United States
government has agreed to paj two
thirds of the cost of the outbreak,
Pennsylvania paying the balance. Sev
eral children are said po be ill with the
Interest in the Speakership fight for
the next House of Representatives was
somewhat heightened last week by the
announcement made by Hon. Frank B.
McClain, who presided over the last
House, to the effect that he would be a
candidate to succeed himself. About
the same time it was announced that
the large delegations of members from
Allegheny and Philadelphia would not
be for him. Mr. McClain, after an inter
view with Senator Penrose, announced
that he was in the fight to the finish. If
this condition continues there will be
6ome lively times at the opening of the
session, for the Ex-Speaker has a-lot of
friends and is a hustler. At the same
time it must be conceded that a majority
of the members elected to the next
House are in favor of the re-election of
Senator Penrose to the U. S. Senate.
January next will tell the stiry.
Saturday brought us the first snow of
the season, and we have sleighing. It
win not last long hereabouts, for it is
too early in the season. From all parts
of the State comes word of the low
streams and needed rain and much suffer
ing and inconvenience will result should
winter set in steadily at this time.
N. E. Hause.
Wreck on the Wyoming Division.
A serious wreck occurred at Kirby's,
on the Wyoming Division of the Erie,
on Saturday morning, when an engine
and eight coal cars were derailed. A
freight train pulled into a siding to allow
a coal train to pass, but the freight did
not clear the main track and the engine
of the coal train ran into the rear end of
the freight cars. The engine was partly
turned over, and the eight coal cars were
derailed. No one was injured. The
Scranton train was unable to pass the
wreck and make connections with train
130, from Honesdale, at West Hawlcy,
and the passengers had to be transferred
around the wreck, which caused a delay
of two hours.
Scranton's New Lackawanna Depot
The formal opening of the new Lack
awanna Station, at Scranton, took place
last week, when the board of trade of
that city served a banquet to the hierarchy
of the road, who came up from New
York on a special train. The architecture
of the structure, which is located at the
head of Lackawanna Avenue, is of the
type known as French Renaissance, and
it was erected at a cost of nearly half a
million dollars. Exclusive of train sheds
and marquise, or overhang of glass, it is
240 feet long and 68 feet wide. The train
shed extends 600 feet on the west side of
the building, and on tho east side as far
as the Spruce street bridge. The build
ing is luxuriously furnished and the
grounds around it are beautified in keep
ing with the structure.
LEST WE FORGET.
Two Very Remarkable Suicides.
, SIXTH ARTICLE.
It is a singular coincidence, that the
method of suicide chosen by Mrs. Helen
Davis on Monday of last week, was al
most precisely the same as that adopted
by another Mt. Pleasant woman, over
thirty years ago, while many of the de
tails of the self-destruction of both are
wonderfully similar. There was a wide !
difference in the ages of the victims,
however, as well as in the motives which
led to their tragical ends.
It appears that Mrs. Davis, who had
reached the scriptural limit ol three
score and ten, lived by herself in a
small dwelling on land adjoining the
Perham farm at Niagara. She was an
educated woman, and in her earlier life
had been in comfortable circumstances.
Though living alone for several years in
Mount Pleasant township, she had an
unmarried daughter in Connecticut,
who, it is fair to presume, was not in a
pecuniary condition to assist her finan
cially, as the old lady had long been to
some degree a town charge, eking out
her existence in the winter seasons by
doing such house work as she was able
to perform when emergencies afforded
an opportunity in the families of the
neighborhood. Unfortunately some
time ago she became afflicted with
eczema, or a skin disease which caused
her hands to scale to a considerable ex
tent, and, to her sensitive mind at least,
rendered her assistance less welcome
among those who had previously em
ployed her. It was doubtless to this
ailment that she referred in the pathetic
note she left in explanation of her des
Early on Monday morning, the 9th
instant, lights were seen burning in the
house, but as noon approached it was
remarked by the neighbors that Mrs.
Davis had not been seen about the pre
mises as usual, and an investigation re
vealed the fact that the doors were lock
ed, while no response was made to re
peated knocking. Poormaster G. E.
Peck was notified, and on his arrival the
lock was forced. The reason for the
strange silence was at once apparent.
The poor old woman had put an end to
her unhappy life, the condition of the
remains leaving no question as to the
It was evident that while still in bed,
she had attempted suicide by opening
an artery in her left arm above the el
bow. The wound bled profusely, satu
rating the bed-clothes, but the loss of
the vital fluid failed to render her un
conscious. She still retained sufficient
strength of body and purpose to creep
from her bed, and after securing a thick
woollen shawl and, a box of matches,
seat herself in a rocking chair. She
then bound the shawl about her head,
Dyidentlyi'to protect her face, and set
fire to her night dress. It seems, prob
able that she used kerosene to facilitate
the burning, as not only were her lower
limbs and body literally roasted to a
crisp, but the flames were communicat
ed to the chair and floor, the latter be
ing burned through and the rocker so
nearly consumed as to collapse, permit
ting the suicide to fall forward across a
partially destroyed floor joist. One
limb was completely burned off at the
knee, and the body was frightfully char
red as high as the shoulders. When the
shawl was removed from Mrs. Davis's
head, it was found that her face and hair
had escaped entirely unharmed.
The sealed letter which she left, ad
dressed to her daughter, is exceedingly
touching. Who can imagine the mental
agony of the poor woman while it was
being penned ? She wrote as follows:
"No loneer.'able to care for mvaelf.
and not fit that another should care for
me, I take myself out of the world. I
go trusting in the blood of the Saviour
that cleanseth from all sin. God bless
the good people I love.
The case alluded to at the beginning
of this article, strikingly parallel in
many of its features with the tragic
fate of Mrs. Davis, was that of Miss
Chrissie Hacker, a young lady of twenty
six, also a resident of Mount Pleasant
township. Her father, tho late William
Hacker, was a respected farmer living
at White's Valley. The daughter, who
lived with him, was a young lady of
very prepossessing appearance, but for
the six years preceding her death suffer
ing from a clouded mind. Her raanir.
was of a religious character, the delu
sion having been fastened upon her,
that pardon of her imaginary sins could
only be secured through purification by
fire. For some years her burnt offer
ings were confined to household articles,
furniture, etc., which she threw into the
fire-place as opportunity offered, and so
she was constantly watched in order
that destruction of property through her
insane freaks might be as far as possible
On the 6th of January, 1875, Mr.
Hacker, having occasion to drive to
Waymart for a load of coal, engaged a
man to stay at the house and see. that
the daughter came to no harm. The
man spent his time until noon chopping
wood in the yard, while tho young lady
remained in the house, apparently con
tent and quiet, except that she was once
heard breaking up some wood in the
kitchen. At noon the watcher went to
his dinner. At two o'clock the father
! returned from Waymart, and on enter
ing the house was horrified to find that
the daughter had sacrificed herself as a
burnt offering in atonement for her pro
fessed eini, She had made on altar on
the hearth in front of the fireplace of
quilting frames, and other articles, piling
them together, and covering them
with several folds of carpet, with a roll
of carpet for a pillow. She had then
wrapped a quilt about her, and lying
down upon the pyre in front of the
blazing fire, with her check resting upon
her right hand, had evidently burned to
death without having moved a muscle
or changed her position in the slightest.
Both of her limbs were burned to a
crisp to the knees, the arms were most
ly consumed, and the whole body well
nigh reduced to a cinder. She, too,
left a letter, which was found in the
family Bible. It stated that for sins
committed she must atone to the offend
ed law by offering her own body as a
burnt sacrifice to her Emmanuel ; that
they would find her ashes in the east
end of the building, and that she desir
ed them to deposit her remains near the
northwest corner of the house in her
Emmanuel's land. A further investi
gation developed the fact that she had
staked out a space near the northwest
corner as the spot for her burial.
Married, in St. Mnrv Maedalena's
church, Honesdale, Nov. 16, 1908, at
:.) A. m., by the Rev. William Dassel.
Miss Mary Artman to Andrew Hessling,
both of Honesdale. They were attended
by Miss Frances Artman and William
Artman, the cousin and brother of the
bride. They left by the 6:55 a. m. Del.
& Hud. train for a short bridal tour,
which included Scranton and other
points in the Valley. The groom is an
employee of the Honesdale silk mill.
Miss Anna Ruth Johnson, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson, of Brook
lyn, N. Y., and Percy Lambert Atkinson,
of New York city, were married Nov. 7,
1908. Mr. Atkinson formerlv resided in
Hawley, and is a son of the late John
Atkinson. He 'is now employed with
F. A. Munsey Co., publishers of Mun
sey's magazine, and several other neri-
odicals. HawUy Times.
A KNIGHT FOR A DAY."
The big musical gaiety, "A Knight for
a Day," came to New York direct from
its phenomenal success of 003 perform
ances in Chicago. It continued at Wal
lace's for six months to capacity busi
ness, where it took rank as one of the
most delightful musical pieces of the
past decade. It went from Wallack's
to the Tremont in Boston, and continued
there for the entire summer, and, up to
September these three cities were the
only ones afforded an opportunity of
witnessing it. It is credited with ex
celling in perfectness of scenic equip
ment, electric, novelties and richness of.
Costumes' any production seen for years.
The ensembles, dances, and chorus evo
lutions have been devised by Gus Sohlke,
whose cleverness in his particular line
has won for him the name of the "Wiz
ard." He is said to have given this, his
latest effort, several novelties which will
be a surprise to even those who are thor
oughly familiar with his work.
"A Knight for a Day" will be seen at
the Lyric, on Monday evening, Nov. 23d.
Infants'.-Children's and Misses' win
ter Cloaks at Mennf.r&Co.'s. New in
styles, best in goods. 22eitf
New Portieres. Rues. Curtains and
Carpets at Mexner & Co's. 22eitf
FRANK DESHON and
As "Jonathan and Tilly" in "A Knight
Death of Lorenzo D. Tyler.
Lorenzo D. Tyler, known more fa
miliarly to his friends, as "Dow" Tyler,
died at his home at Tyler Hill on Sun
day, November 8th, 190H, after some
years of failing health, complicated to
ward the end with mental disturbance.
His direct ancestors were active partici
pants in the war of the Revolution, one
of the family, Hezaleel, having been kill
ed at the battle of Minnisink, opposite
Lackawaxcn, July 22, 1779. Israel
Tyler, a nephew of Captain Hezaleel,
and son of William, was born in Da
mascus township, this county, Feb. 20,
1800, his parents having removed to this
side of the river from Sullivan county,
N. Y., where the family had long been
established. He grew to manhood in
Damascus, and became one of the
prominent men of his day. He found
ed the FCttlement of Tyler Hill, at which
point he built two sa nills and a grist
mill, and greatly prospered in his busi
ness undertakings. Most of his life was
spent in lumbering on a large scale, and
marketing the product of his mills at
Philadelphia and other points on the
Delaware river. He was also engaged
in general merchandising and farming
on an extensive scale. He married Miss
Lavinia, a daughter of Judge Moses
Tyler, who, like hiniu'If, was prominent
in Democratic politics in the earlier days
of the county. The subject of this notice
was the second sun of Israel Tyler, and
was born at Tyler Hill, Jan. 15, 1835.
He received a good business education,
after which he assisted his father in the
conduct of his extensive business, and
later on continued it in connection with
his brother Moses, until the death of the
latter in 1892. After that date, up to
the time of his failure in health, he de
voted his entire time to mercantile pur
suits, in which he was eminently success
ful. Oct. 13, 1855, Mr. Tyler was united
in marriage to Miss Cynthia New comb,
of Middletow n, N. Y., who died in 1883,
respected and beloved by all who knew
I her, and leaving a daughter, Lillian,
j who became the wifeof N.J. Thompson,
a merchant of hlmira, N. Y. Jan. 29,
1890, Mr. Tyler took for hissecoml wife,
Imelda Mapes, of White Lake, N. Y.,
who with two giaudsons and a great
grandson, survives him. Though an
earnest and active Democrat Mr. Tyler
steadily refused political preferment,
notwithstanding the fact that his pop
ularity extended far beyond partisan
lines. He was a member of Delaware
Lodge, No. 501, F and A. M. of Cochec
ton, now transferred to Callicoon, N. Y.
A neighbor sums up his character by
saying that "he gave largely and freely
of his love and unselfish devotion to his
family, receiving in return their deepest
affection, and many friends hear willing
witness to the kind good neighbor and
honorable, upright man that he was."
The funeral services were held at his
home on Wednesday, Nov. llth, Rev.
Mr. Bell officiating.
An OYSTER SUPPER will be held in
the basement of the Galilee M. E. church,
on Thanksgiving evening, Nov. 2(ith.
The Ladies' Aid Society, at the same
time and place, will offer for sale" many
fancy and useful articles. A general in
vitation is extended to all.
Avisit to Mrx xeu & Co's Cloak and
Suit denartment will convince lmvpra of
th; style and cloth qualit'es of their
season s suits. 22eiti
Advertise in The Citizen.
for a Day." Lyrlo Theitre, Nov. 2Jrd. ,
LYRIC THEATRE !
BEKJ.H.DimiCH. - - .LESSEE UDIIMOI!
The Musical Event of the Season
B. C. Whitney presents
THE BIG MUSICAL HA! HA!
N I 05- II T1 lot
I A Y
B. a. Whitney's Merry fluBlcal6o
The Show of 1,000 Laughs, 12 Big
Song Hits and 10 Surprise Beauty
Prices: 35, 50, 75, $U$I.50
WDIocram opens at the box office at
9 a. m., Saturday, Nov. 21.
fN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE
1 UNITED STATES,
l'Oll T1IK MIDDLE IHSTRICTOF
Bankrupt. No. 1293.
In the matter of PETKK HETTINGER, In
TV. tli.t t ... D.I.. TT.III v .
... ...v- uiiuio VI ICWl uciiiuKer, 111 wc
county of Wayne and district aforesaid, a
liu tt lr mint
of November, AD. Jims, thejjald Peter Het
tjmrcr. was duly adjudged a. bankrupt: and
flint (hn five- frmnt.. 1.1 - n t a. I.
held nt theodicy of the referee tnthe borough
upon Monday, the.'ttth day of November, UKBc
at ten o clock In the forenoon, at which time
appoint a trustee, examine the bankrupted
tPnilDII'it Dunk ntlw. l...t 7
....... u: uuaiucsa us may proper
ly conic before such meetlne.
WM. II. LEE.
Honesdale. Nov. II, HKW. 35
IN THE SHOW
Q. P. SOMMER'S are
One will be given to the MOST
POPULAR SCHOOL TEACH
ER, either lady or gentleman, in
Wayne county, on CHRIST
MAS DAV. December 25,1008.
KaT Every purchaser will be entitled to
HATT?. If ATI? J? even- Dollar's
yj-ii t vr-LJUl Worth of Goods pur
chased in SOMMER'S STORE, com
mencing Nov. 9th to Dec. 24th.
BALLOTS to be deposited in sealed
box, and counted Christmas eve by a
committee to be appointed by County
u.iiwiiui:iiui-iii, u. u. ivieiiier.
1036 MAIN STREET.
Wo have the sort of tooth brushes that are
, mndu to thoroughly cleanse and save the
, They lire tho kind that clean teeth without
I leaving your niouiu mil oi urisues.
1 Wo recommend those costing 25 cents or
more, ixh wo ran cuarantco them and will re
,.plaro, free, any that show defects of manu-
laciuro wiiiun inrcc mourns.
O. T. CHAHBER5,
Opp.D. & II. Station, IIONBSDALB, PA.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION.
Kftato of Albert Whitmore, lata of
Iloiiosdalo bomuch, deceased. All penons
1 nilelitoil to Mild estate are notified to mattr
Immeillalo payment to tho undernlened ; aild
I tliow haviiiL' claims oealnst said eitato r
not tiled toprcttnt them, duly attested, fori
I settlement1 . HKtillY WILSON, "