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THE CITIZEN STAFF
Dec. 1st. On Wednesday evening last
Mrs. II. II. Crosby gae her husband a
surprise by inviting several of his friends
to their beautiful home to celebrate Mr.
Crosby's fifty-third birthday. At eight
o'clock the guests, Ellen- Crosby, Jos.
Hwartz, W. D. Htickingham, W. II. Mar
shall, A. M. Henshaw, II. II. Bunnell,
S. Sauuderp, Charles Wagner and J. M.
Austin, were invited to partake of a
sumptuous repast, consisting of the deli
cacies of the season, after which all re
paired to the sitting room, and enjoyed
a smoker. Mr. .Saunders favored the
company with a speech and a birthday
song. At a late hour the guests departed
or their several homes, all wishing Mr.
Crosby many more happy birthdays.
The oyster supper, held at the Grange
Hall, on Saturday evening, Dec. 5th,
was a complete success. Krothcr Bun
nell was chief cook, and the ladies ad
mitted he could not be beaten, while Mr.
Saunders was at boinu in the pantry,
washing dishes. TI)e chief attraction
was an eloquent speech by f . J, Han
Ian, of Honesdale, who has a number
of good friends at this place.
Tho farmers at this place expect to at
tend the Farmers' Institute, at Beach
Xake. They are looking forth to a good
social and profitable time. All should
.raiftjjnt greet the speakers wfh, ft
J.XinaJ,iiB. Ostrander, of Atco, were
visitors, fit Joseph Swartz's, on baturuay
Nellie- Hall spent Saturday and Sun
day: last with Hawiey relatives.
John Spry has purchased his grand
iatlier'B farm at this place. ,
The County Superintendent was a welcome-visitor
atoiir school on Monday.
Jz$. ,ttli.MissH Anna 'Ross, whose
T l6jfh(?iB,witli ev"co'&unj Mrs. Charles
Tethie'fe,. has been spending three weeks
with. her sister in New York. r
Charles-Faatz's store is putting on its
holiday attire, ready for Christmas shop-
Kev. W. B. Signor will commence re
vival meetings Tuesday evening in the
Methodist church, assisted by Mrs. Lar
kin. The Presbyterian prayer meeting
will be omitted and the church closed
next Sunday. Dec. 13th, so that all can
attend the Methodist meetings.
Charles W. Sutton came down from
Hancock, N. Y., to spend Sunday with
The Union Christinas tree exercises
will be held in the Presbyterian church,
Christmas eve, and rehearsals will be
held Monday evening and Saturday af
ternoon and evening of this week in this
'"Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Houserand daugh
ter, Marjori", Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ben
nett and E. W. Gammell and daughter,
Ella, attended the anniversary party of
Mr. and Mrs. Rush Kimble, Saturday
evening, at Pleasant Valley.
William Pethick will celebrate his
ninetieth birthday on Monday, Dec. 14th.
The Citizen Publishing Co.'s corres
pondent, Mary R. Gilchrist, has been
authorized to take subscriptions for The
Citizen, which offers for 1009 as a pre
mium the monthly magazine, "Human
Life," a fine Christmas present, for$1.50.
filie will be pleased to send in a subscrip
tion for any one.
Mrs J. B. Cody, Mrs. Herman
Harmes and Mrs. James Johns were
entertained at luncheon on Tuesday by
Mrs. Helen Gilchrist.
Dec. 3d. The members of the Star
rucca Band had a grand time on Tues
day evening at the Starrucca Valley
House. John Woodmansee served an
excellent turkey supper which was much
appreciated. After the tables were
cleared, a smoking concert was held.
Dr. J. M. DeKay, Charles Hanbury,
Koxbury, and L. E. Smith contributed
to the entertainment, theirstories and
experiences causing roars of laughter.
The party broke up at 12 o'clock, unani
mous in their opinion that it was one
of the best band meetings they had ever
Mr. and Mrs. C. II. Smith, of the
Mountain House, entertained a party of
their friends on Tuesday evening.
The Ladies' Aid kindly loaned the
dishes of tho society to the Order of the
Golden Seal together with tho necessary
Deo. 7th. There will be a Christmas
treo and entertainment at tho chapel on
Christmas Kve, Dec. ''lth.
The lladies' Aid met at tho homo of
Miss Josephine Perry, Wednesday of
At this writing David Wonnacott is
(.lightly improved from his recent illness.
Snmiiel Found is talking of disponing
of his span of colts.
Moses Thorp butchered two spring
pigs laKt week that averaged Jt.'i pounds
each, beating the record here by about 0
-About the County.
Dec. 7th. Kev. A. I.. Whittaker, of
Grace church, Honesdale, held services
in the Presbyterian church, on Sunday. '.
An unusually large congregation greeted)
The Ladies' Aid of the M. E. church
will hold their annual fair this week. On .
eanesuay evening mere win oe a uuicii
supper; on Thursday evening a pig
roast, and on Friday evening a variety
supper. Fancy articles, dolls, home
made garments, etc., will be on sale on
the afternoons and evenings of these
days. Come every one and patronize
Ruth Inch leaves this morning to upend
the winter with her pisfer, in North Caro
lina. W. W. l'ierson, who has been visiting
New Jersey relatives, has returned home.
Joseph Dink spent Sunday in Hones
dale. Dr. and Mrs. Leroy Perkins and son,
of Forest City, spent Sunday at the home
of G. K. Perkins.
Mr. and Mr. Bailes and son, of Union
dale, visited over Sunday at the parson
Mexxer&Co. will close out their
winter stock of Ladies' cloaks and suits
at cut prices, -Hei7
"When winter conies with its ice and
snow. , .,
I'll sit in the house and dream," said
Jo i ...
"I'll poke the fire till it blazes bright,
And fills the room with a cheery light ;
And then as the sparks fly up and glow
I'll think I'm outwherethe daisies grow
Flat on my back in the long, soft grass,
Watching the cloud ships swiftly pass.
To dream it's almost as nice, you know,
As to have things happen," quoth lazy
Jo. A- ... it II -.1
"When it's COlU aim biiuwji oiiiu
"I'm going to work hi the barn and
-abedp , .
I'll help my father fix up the plow,
It's broken bo he can't use it now.
The teeth of the harrow. I'll .help to.
And lots of time on the tools I'll spend.
It's good for muscles and blood to be
At work with hammer and mallet,'
And then when the bluebirds begin
to sing .
Father and 1 will be ready for spring.
It's a great deal better to work mthe
ti, i ff nr,wi !., the. house." nuoth,
From December Farm Joviinal.
FOR JOB PRINTING call at the The
Citizen Office. Bill Heads, Statements,
Letter Heads, Circulars, Hand Bills,
Public Sale Bills, Programs, Ticket, Etc
A lotof Ladies' cloth capes to close out
at Menneh & Co.'s at very low prices.
CUBA'S NEW CABINET.
President Gomez Makes Velez HI
Secretary of State.
Havana, Dec. 8. The new cabinet of
President Elect Jove Miguel Gomez Is
announced as follow:
Secretary Of elate, Junto Garcia Vetet;
tecretary of justice, Pelayo Garcia; sec
retary of the treasury, Merceltno Dla
de Vlllegas; secretary of government, Dr.
Euseblo Hernandez; secretary ot agricul
ture, Ortello Folio; secretary of public
Instruction, Qamon Mesa; secretary of
public works, Benito Laguarola; secretary
of sanitation, Dr. Nicolas Alberdl.
A committee of prominent women
bf Havana sent a petition to Governor
Mngoon requesting that he Issue a de
tree forbidding the employment of wo
men In the government offices. The
petition declares that such employ
aient Is demoralizing to women and
demands that all the places now filled
by women be given to men.
Fair and colder; light west winds.
You will find an excellent assortment of
articles suitable for
A FEW SUGGESTIONS :
Finn Gift lloolcs
Hand. painted Novelties
WcbHter'H Unabridged Diction
ary for $3.50
Catholic Institutions In a
BOOKS MISSING, SAYS RECEIVER
Many Seminaries, Colleges, Priests
and Nuns Suffer by Collapse,
of the Fidelity Fund
New York, Doc. 8. That the affairs
the Fidelity Funding company.
which was organized to finance tho
building operations of Catholic church
's and allied Institutions, arc In an ex
ceedingly tangled condition Is asserted
by the receiver, Thomas F. Gllroy, Jr.
P. J. Kleran, up to a abort time ago
president of the company, could not
be seen when sought for a statement
In connection with the company's af
fairs and was said to be out of tho
According to Receiver Gllroy, tho
ompany's liabilities will aggregate
not less than $4,500,000, with prac
tically no assets. Its creditors Include
fifty churches, seminaries, colleges and
hundreds of priests and nuns. These
are located all over the country, from
the New England states to Oregon.
Chief among the company's creditors
Is St. Mary's academy of Nauvoo, III,
which Is Involved for at least ?500,
uoO. The heads of convents and parishes
are spending anxious hours, wondering; I
what will be the outcome of their hay- 1
ing placed mortgages and notes with
"Some of the most Important books
ind papers are missing," said Receiver
Gllroy. "I understand that Mr. Kleran
.'lalmed them as his personal propor
ly. His lawyer has promised to pro
luce these books and papers."
As explained by the receiver, most
of the Fidelity Funding company's
loans were to run for twenty years.
In addition to these loans, the compa
ny also jssued Jlfe Insurance against
the lives of priests laud nuns.
The Fidelity Funding company also
sold Its bonds to representatives of tho
Catholic church. These are secured,
according to the receiver, by mort
gages.on property', but how much may
be recovejrejl from this source it Is as
yet Impossible to say.
In addition to the Fidelity Funding
company, Kleran also conducted a
number of subsidiary companies. All
these, Receiver Gllroy declares, were
financed "by funds from the Fidelity
The authorized capital of the Fldell-
Fundlug company was .$5,000,000
$2 f.00 (X)0 BUrplU8( thc buycrs 0,
'he stock being for tho most part
priests and nuns. Former Secretary
of the Treasury Leslie M. Shaw Is
down on the company's books as hav
ing wade a loan of $00,000 to Kleran.
This Is secured. Mr. Shaw also pur
chased $10,000 of the company's stock.
St. Vincent's college of Chicago
gave notes aggregating $300,000 over
und above a mortgage for $200,000, and
the St. Thomas Aquinas church of
Cleveland, the largest and finest Do
man Catholic church In that city, Is
Involved to the extent of $125,000.
i The present bead of the company Is
Duncan H. Sill, and among Its for
mer directors were Father Lanigan,
vicar general of the Buffalo dlooeat,
and Father Fletcher, pastor of the
The receiver declares that he con
templates bringing suits aggregating
$500,000 against a number of banks
and financial Institutions on the
ground that heavy bonuses were
charged for loans made to the Fidelity
The receiver also announced his In
tention to proceed agalnBt other banks
which, he alleges, loaned sums of mon
ey to Kleran on collateral which bs-
onged to the company.
MRS. F0XHAIL KEENE SUES.
Por Separation From Husband,
Who Was Noted Rider.
New York, Dec. 8. Mrs. Foxhall
Keene filed a suit for separation from
her husband before Justice Marean In
thc Mlncola supreme court.
Mr. and Mrs. Keene separated about
three years ago. At the time they
were living at their handsome summer
home, Rosemont, Wheatley Hills, N.Y,
At the time of the separation Colonel
Lawrence, Mrs. Keene's father, while
ldmlttlng that bis daughter and her
husband had decided to live apart.'as
sorted that he did not know the cause
of their difficulties.
Mrs. Keene was formerly Mrs. Frank
W. White. She was married to Fat-
hall Keene on Dec. 10, 1002.
Mr. Keene for twentyyears'has been
famous as a cross country rider and
nil round sportsman. In recent years
tie has become nn enthusiastic motor
ist and has driven cars In many big
Dr. McCosh Dies of Injuries.
New York, Dec. a. Dr. Andrew J.
McCosh, well known surgeon and son
of tho late president of Princeton uni
versity, who was Injured In a run
away accident, died In thc Presbyte
Leading Architect Dies.
Now York, llee.8.-AVIlllam Martin
Mkcn, HUpcrvUlii!; architect of the
Iteasury department under tho Cleve
land administration und one of the
foremost architects In the country,
died after uu operation.
New York at
A Demolished Picture Hat Tho Lobster
Still Willi lis Landlord and
Tenant The Inventive
From Our New York Correspondent.
LTHOUGH tho big
hat craze Is far
less virulent than
It was formerly,
It prevails still to
a moderate de
gree, and Its vic
tims arc yet num
bered by thc hun
dreds. Tho latest
to Its discredit is
the holding up of
the crowd ut a
sub way station
for a period of
utes. It happened,
too, between 8
and 0 o'clock in
Is due either up- 1
town or down
town and a fail
ure to "show up"
Is likely to develop curiosity.
Israel Cohen, a good looking boy In
trusted with thc safe delivery of an
Immense pasteboard box which har
bored a picture hat ordered by a young
woman who expected to be a bride
somewhat later In the day, entered the
station, proceeded to the ticket seller's
window and tendered a nickel for his
Here's yer ticket," said thc man be
hind the window, "but wo don't carry
ho planners on this road."
This ain't no piano." resnonded
Israel promptly, but, with no further
explanation, moving off toward the
Can't git throuzh here with that
six rooni cottage," Interposed that 6f-
Israel was not a whit disturbed by
this subterranean pleasantry. He de
posited his ticket
In the projer re
ceptacle and was
just about to pass
the gate when he
was pclzedrl froui
the rear by a
und landed,, box
and all, iar out
side the gate
on this subway
.with that furni
ture van," declar
ed the bouncer
I've got to,"
el. "I've frown
in mo ticket."
It was growing
one was taking
train, and the
Ing up. The crowd rangeu ltseii on
ihe boy's side, and several seir con
stituted spokesmen declared their In
tention of "seeing him througn. Fi
nally tho pollco were called, and a
general melee ensued. Several arrests
were made, ana the picture nat was
wrecked. Altogether It was twenty-
five minutes before) that station re
sumed Its normal uninteresting ap
pearance. I don't know wnat Decame
of Israel, but I am convinced that
there was a postponed wedding.
Next to the uncertainty which has
been engendered by the peculiar love
making bf the young man who, If all
slghB do not fall, Is trying to win
BteVe Elklns for a father-in-iaw tne
reported failure of the lobster crop
has been most disquieting to the aver
age adult Gothamlte. For several years
the lobster experts have been propne
nylng that unless something "stepped
In" to improve the situation the crus
tacean held In such high esteem in this
region would become extinct. Tho
prospect of existence on Manhattan
Island without the co-ope'ratloh of tho
lobster was Indeed formidable, and It
has resulted in a careful Investigation
nt ltii mnttpr.
The result has Just beenannounced,
and it is to the effect that something
has "stepped In." Never before have
so many of the toothsome creatures as
sembled in their favored haunts along
tho coast. Had it been agreed in lob
sterdom that tho tlmo had como for a
monster demonstration to establish the
vitality of the species nothing more
convincing could have been accom
pllshed. Lobsters are to be more
plentiful, cheaper and bigger than ever
before. Neither tho lobster nor the
lobster butcher Is in any danger of be
Itecently the strong arm of tho law
put an end to one of tho quaint in
KEEF-nta a itKcoun op Tins thkbmomb-
gcnultles which have enabled the
thrifty New Yorker of avcrago busi
ness ability to linger indefinitely in an
apartment after ho had wearied of the
monotony of paying tho rent. This
simple and inoutally not too exacting
deviTOiisistcd:toiittnouMing'anV.Xhe Best is the Cheapest
tlmatum as to tho temperature to be -AT-
maintained during the winter season, . . "1 .
keeping a faithful record of tho ther- CHAS lVlARrEY S
mometer suspended In a prominent
nlaee tn t!ii nnnrtmont nml declining SIXTH STREbT
to pay rent when the telltale Instru
ment made It evident that hardship1
had been experienced. A hew ruling
In the appellate court has interfered
with this practice so satisfactory from
a tenant's viewpoint. Hereafter a ten
i ant who is cold must cither put on an
j extra suit of underwear or move. He
may do the latter even though he has
contracted to remain. Tho only way
by which his landlord can hold him
to his agreement to stay still further
Is to steam up right cheerily.
The Gotham press agent Is truly a
man of parts. Ills literary Ingenuity
and his capacity of seeing things
which the most powerful modern lens
ever constructed would fall to reveal
are simply marvelous. I have before
me a well known press agent's account
lis nfccovfeitBO rtf itm to liAUa X ifiva
of Oscar Hammersteln's discovery of
Mme. Marlska-Aldrlcb, a Hungarian
American contralto who has recently
ma'de her debut at the Manhattan
V)pera House. The scene is laid In
Paris. Mr. Hammersteln, assisted by
Mme. Melba and Cleofonte Campa
nlnl, have met by appointment to try
a batch of aspiring tenors. After these
candidates have Bung themselves out
of the game and have srone their more
or less sorrowful ways the Australian
song bird discovers In a remote corner
of the apartment thc shrinking figure
of a woman. Mme. Melba appeals to
thc great Impresario, and Mr. Ham
mersteln remembers that he gave a
reluctant consent to. a. young woman's
proposition to sing to him at that
At thc nod of the peerless conductor
Mme. Marlska-Aldrlcb, for 'tis she,
advances to the front. From her mu
sic roll she extracts two copies of an
aria, one for Campanlnl, one for her
own use. Cleofonte plays the prelude
as only his chubby fingers can. The
trembling candidate for grand opera
honors emits a note so amazing In Its
quality that breathing becomes a sec
ondary matter for the three who hear
It. As the singer proceeds Melba
clasps her, hands In ecstasy, and tears
steal down her cheeks. Not to be out
donehow useless to attempt It! the
Impresario swoons. It Is difficult to
picture Mr. Hammersteln (n such a
condition, but the press agent affirms
It, and no one who was present has
dented It. Fortunately, however, he
recovered in time to make a five year
contract with the singer. Mme. Ma-
rlska-AIdrich is now at the Manhat
tan, but thus far the 'swooning feature
has not been repeated.
The very best . thing i haVe 'eVer
known of Jacobus Dam'm In spite'of his
Knickerbocker blood Is that be 'does
.'hot 'approve of race suicide. "l met
him recently nt a song recltarih Men
delssohn hall, 'a concert . room which
excludes no one Svhb has the price or a
BAtBBD nan lorgnette.
complimentary ticket, no matter how
flamboyant be may be. A charming
young soprano was doing a ballad of
the new American school of song writ
ers with such raro Intelligence and
beauty of expression that I was prac
tically lost to all external impressions
when Jacobus plumped himself Into the
vacant scat at my left and In that
raucous slbllatlon which docs not lose
force at tho distance of a city block
ejaefflnted, "Stuy, they've gone and
"Who has done what?" I was be
trayed by his assault into asking.
"The dastard railroads!" declared Ja
cobus with so much emphasis that an
elderly lady on my right raised her
lorgnette and availed herself of her
"Mr. Damm," I sold desperately I
wanted to hear tho song; it was one
of McDowell's best "If you have any
thing to say against tho railroads that
hasn't been said plcaso say It."
"They'vo abolished the sale of school
tickets to tho t-hlldrcn of suburbanites.
Hereafter children coming to tho city
to bo Instructed must pay full commu
tation rates. Doesn't that look like try
ing to extermlnato the race?"
Stoves & Furnaces:
T'n and lron Roofing-.
ESTIMATES GIVEN FOR
Steam, Hot Water and Hot Air
Honcsdnle, Pa., Nov. 23, 1908. 38w3
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 DAY December L'5,1908.
S8T Every purchaser will be entitled to
UJN.& V Villi Worth of Goods pur
chased in SOMMER'S STORE, com
mencing Nov. 0th to Dec. 24th.
BALLOTS to be deposited in sealed
box, and counted Christinas eve by a
committee to be appointed by County
Superintendent, J. J. Koehler.
For New Late Novelties.
SPENCER, The Jeweler
"Qusranteed articles only sold."
JOSEPH N. WELCH
The OLDEST Fire Insurance
Ageyin m; ;tii7.
Office: Second floor Masonic Build,
ing, over C. C. Jadwin's drug store,
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION,
K STATE OF
JOHN T. HAl.U lato of Honcsdnle. Pa.
All persons IwU-hted to said estate are notl
lied to mnko Immcdlato payment to the un
ilersieiied : and those. Imvlne claims acalnst
Ino sum csittio uro uuiiui-u w iirusriit mtiii
duly attcstwl. for M'ttlcniPiit.