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W. W. WOOD.
Tun Supreme Court, of the State of
Indiana has decided Hint where a pub
lisher continues to send a newspaper or
a magazine to a subscriber longer than
the time contracted for, or over one
year without a renewal of contract, the
subscriber is under no obligation to pay
for more than' the time contracted for,
and, in case of no contract, only for one
State Health Commissionkk Dixon
issued an urgent warning last week
against the increased danger of typhoid
fever that he declared must certainly
follow a period of heavy rain, saying,
"Boil all water. Heavy rains following
the long drought that we have had, will
wash into the streams any accumulated
filth along the watersheds. This must
necessarily increase the danger from pol
luted drinking water, especially where
the water is not effectually filtered
Therefore the people should be on the
closest guard against typhoid fever and
boil the water used for drinking and
other domestic purposes."
The writer who said that no news
paper which took truth for its standard
would make a pecuniary success was
not far from right. The press might te
turn the compliment, however, by re
marking that no minister who told the
truth about his congregation alive or
dead, would occupy the pulpit much long
er than on the Sunday afterward. The
press and clergy go hand in hand with
the charitable whitewash brush, wear
ing rosy spectacles, magnifying little
virtues, and kindly throwing little de
formities into oblivion. The pulpit, the
pen and the gravestone are partners ii:
The second or short session of the Six'
tieth Congress is now being held. There
isn't much expected of it. There will be
some discussion of tariff revision; postal
savings banks will be considered, with
some opposition nnd there will be an ef
fort to make provision for the next cen
rus. It is doubtful if Congress pays
much attention to President Hooscvelt's
recommendations in his message. The
most important question before Congress
is how to run the government on the pres
growing larger. If the legislators had
any idea of economy rnd practiced it for
a while there would be no deficit; but
that is too much to expect.
It costs something to dispose of dead
Chinese dignitaries. On Thursday last
accompanied by a procession of six
thousand mourners and four thousand
soldiers, the body of the late Emperor
Kwungsu was carried from the Forbid
den City to the Coal Hill Mortuary,
there to lie in stnte until a. commission
and a band of necromancers fix on a
propitious site in the Eastern Tombs for
a final sepulchre. So far the post mor
tem expenditures on Kwangsu have
been more than L',000,000 taels, and it
is estimated that before he and the late
Dowager Empress have been laid away
with their ancestors for good and all it
will have cost China and the estates of
their late majesties (i,()OD,000 taels ($4,
!i00,000.) For the first time foreigners
were permitted to see a royal funeral
The Herald is worrying over the possi
bility of the Federal Government going
into bankruptcy under a continued lie
publican administration. It also expres
ses its thanks for Bryan's defeat on the
ground that he might have been blamed
for the dread mouth and hoof disease,
which is'prevailingto such an extent. We
can not see how the hoofing and mouth
ing of Mr. Bryan in his campaign could
affect innocent and useful cattle, but we
do believe if the same method of exter
minating this cattle disease was applied
to perpetual Presidential candidates the
better element in the Democratic party
would bo glad, for it is very evident that
a few more of Bryan's hoof and mouth
campaigns will destroy the solid South
as a Democratic aset, which is about all
that they count on with any degree of
certainty, when they take their quad
rennial inventory. ,,
Hit. J. C. Kai.iikuh, State Uamc Com
missioner, says plenty of game was left
over after the eloso of the season and
that ho sees no reason to change his be
lief that ,,a decidedly important factor
resulting in benefit to our bird lifo as
well as game is the destruction of vermin,
such as weasels, minks, wildcats and
foxes, brought about through the pas
sago of the Kless bounty law, and the in
telligent work of many ngents of the com
mission. Data collected from mnny parts
of thu Stato show the presence of ruffed
grouse in numbers. A very general in
crease of wild turkeys in sections where
they are found at all and the presence of
quail in localities and in numbers has led
toconsiderablearguments and discussions
regarding the disposition of the quail to
migrate from one section of this common
wealth to another, as do the woodcock.
Quail have appeared this spring in sec
tions of the State where no such birds
have been heard or seen for several years. ' '
Dec. 15th. Throughout this session
and until the adjournment of the extra
session, which thePresidentwillcall, the
most important legislation before Con
gress will be the measure revising the
tariff schedules. The tariff bill will not
be reported until the now Congress as
sembles for the extra session. But the
Ways and Means Committee has been
holding hearings at which representa
tives of the various interests nffectcd by
the proposed revision have appeared
and submitted statements outlining
their demands in the preparation of the
revised schedules. The great industries
of Pennsylvania are depending upon
Senator Boies Penrose to protect them
in the enactment of tariff legislation.
Since Congress assembled for this ses
sion Senator Penrose has been one of
the busiest men in Washington. The
great lumber, mining, glass cutting and
other manufacturing industries of the
Keystone State have sent delegations to
Washington to consult him regarding
the schedules in which they are interest
ed and to appeal to him to see that they
are dealt with fairly in the revision. No
othcr'Senator will have more to say re
garding the proposed legislation than
Senator Penrose. As the representative
in the Senate of the greatest industrial
State in the Union and as a member of
the Senate Committee on Finance he
occupies a commanding position in the
enactment of tariff legislation. The tar
iff bill will be referred to that Commit
tcewhen it reaches the Senate, and Sen
ator Penrose will be consulted with re
ference to every provision affecting
Pennsylvania. By reason of his famili
arity with the industrial conditions in
the Keystone State, Senator Penrose is
well equipped for the work of preparing
a tariff measure. He is a stalwart pro
tectionist, and while he recognizes the
fact that many of the schedules should
be. revised the prediction that lie will in
sist upon the fullest protection for the
industries of his State is a safe one.
The certainty that Penrose will be re
elected has greatly increased his influence
in the councils of the Senate. Already
there is talk of his selection as chairman
of the Committee on Finance, in many
respects the most important Senate
committee. Senator Aldrich of Rhode
Island, who has been chairman for
many years, has announced that he
would retire from public life at the end
of his term and the general belief at the
capitol is that the Pennsylvania Senator
will be his successor. Senator Penrose
now has one of the most important
chairmanships. As head of the Com
mittee on Postoflices and Post lloads he
directs the deliberations of the great
business committee of the upper branch
of Congress. At each session that com1
mittee prepares nnd reports the largest
appropriation bill considered by Con
gress. it provides expenditures lor tne
entire postal service. At the last ses
sion it authorized appropriations ag
gregating about W.OOO.OOO. An index
to the extent of the Committee's work
is found in the fnct that on one day last
week, President Roosevelt sent to the
Senate the nominations of more than
four hundred postmasters. Each of
these appointments must be considered
separately by the Committee before it
can be reported to the Senate for con
Urination or rejection. In addition to
his duties as chairman of the Commit'
tee, Senator Penrose is chairman of the
Postal Commission, which is now lire
paring a bill, which, if enacted, will
bring about an entire reorganization of
the business methods of the Postofiice
Department. Senator Penrose is a con
spicuous example of the United States
Senator who more than earns his salary
Veit Wildenstein, of Creamton, died
on Monday morning, Dec. 14, 1008, at
8 o'clock. The funeral services will be
held at noon to-day, Wednesday, at the
family residence, Creamton. The ser
vices will be in English, Rev. W. F.
Hopp, pastor of thu Honesdale German
hv. Lutheran church, officiating.
more extended notice will appear in our
Hulbert S. Blossoii, aged 08 years,
died at his home No. 11! Summer street
Bradford, Pa., at 7:05 o'clock on Tues
day morning of last week, Dec. 8, 1008,
from a complication of ailments. Mr,
Blossom was born' in Paterson, N. J.
and lived there for a number of years
and went to Oswego, N. Y,, and worked
on sailing vessels on the Great Lakes
I for twelve years, after which he remoV'
I ed to the oil country. Before going to
Bradford he resided at Rew City and
I had charge of the Rennet Creek lease
' Mr. Blossom had been a resident of
Bradford for the past 21 years and up
i to six years ago was a partner in the
' firm of Blossom & Toy, grocery dealers.
, Ho was a man who was liked nnd rt
1 spected by all who knew him. Ho is
I survived by his widow, formerly Miss
Fanny M. Lord, daughter of Solomon
Z. Lord, of Hawley, this county, one
daughter, Miss Sara ; one sister, Miss
Ellen E. Blossom, of Bradford ; one
brother, W. E. Blossom, of Portland,
Ore., and a half brother, Lewis C. Blos
som, of San Francisco, He was a mem
ber of all local Masonic lodges of Brad
ford, Mr. Blossom had been in ill
health for several years and his death
was not entirely unexpected.
Advertise in THE CITIZEN.
Motion day, Dec. I t, 1008.
Auditor's report distributing proceeds
of real estate of The Armory Association,
of Honesdale, sold by Sheriff: R. II.
Brown, $77.10; J. N. Welch, $10; O. L.
Rowland, $50; F. P. Kimble, $15; costs
and officers' fees, $90. Confrmed nisi.
Estote of H. C. Gaylord, Clinton. Au
ditor's report of distribution: A. T.
Searle, $10; George Wildenstein, $20.02;
M. Gaylord, 11. M. Gaylord, each
$2.70; A. T. Hawkins, Richard Mills,
Charles Payne, each $3.00; R. Hankins, ;
$.ttt ; w. a. uayioru, $o.n ; r.. ii. L,ea
yard, Charles Williams, each $2.40 ; A.
A. Kennedy, $2.40; Mrs. C. N. Howell,
$2.34; Warren Spencer, $1.5(1; Henry
Erk, $1,020. Confirmed nisi.
J. Ii. Burcher reappointed Director of
the Poor District of TexaB and Hones
dale, and O. L. Rowland appointed Di
rector, vice M. E. Simons, resigned.
Com. v. Emil Alpha. Appeal from
summary conviction of illegal fishing.
On motion of District Attorney, rule to
show cause why appeal shall not be dis
missed ; returnable 2d Monday of Jan
uary. Luke P. Richardson v. Edward Rich
ardson and Mary F. Richardson. In re
bail on appeal to 'Supreme Court. Or
dered that appellant give additional se
curity in $1,000.
Overseers of Damascus v. John Ryan.
Petition by Overseers, alleging that the
defendant has deserted his wife, leaving
her a charge on the poor district, and
that he has money on deposit in the
Honesdale National Bank. Ordered that
said bank file of record, prior to next
term of court, a statement of the moneys
on deposit, in the name of John Ryan,
on Nov. 24, 1008, and enjoining it from
paying out any of the same until further
order of the court ; and rule granted on
said bank and said John Ryan to show
cause why said bank shall not pay to
said overseers $1,000 of said moneys, for
the maintenance of the wife of said Ryan;
returnable next term.
Etta Miller v. Elmer Bridges et al.
Partition of real estate of J. C. Menhen
nett, deceased, in Preston and Bucking
ham. Master's report of inquisition, ap
praising the land at $800, with waiver by
parties of rule to accept or refuse, etc.
Order of sale made.
J. L. Sherwood, Jr., appointed Dep
uty Constable of Preston.
Oath of office of M. E. Simons, District
Attorney elect, filed.
Estate of Henry Croft, Drehcr. A. C.
Angel and J. W. Hause appointed to np-
praise property retained by widow.
Estate of Frank G. Wheeler, Promp-
ton. Sale of real estate ordered.
Estate of F. L. Cook, Starucca. Audi
tor's report of distribution: Costs, $18.50;
balance of fund to A. E. Kellogg, judg
Bond of David L. Hacker, committee
of Robert Bate, filed and approved.
Overseers of Mount Pleasant v. Over
seers of Clinton. Rule on defendants to
show cause why they shall not pay costs
and charges on appeal from order for
the removal of John Keslcr, amounting
to $52.20; returnable next grand jury
A. Amanda Rockwell v. W. C. Rock
well. Libel in divorce. Leave granted
libellant to take testimony in the city of
Binghamton, N. Y.
Joseph Edsall v. John Reynard. New
Tryphena Smith v. Township of Texas.
New trial refused.
Com. v. Henry A. Miller. Rule to
show cause why certain proceedings in
an action of trespass, before R. A. Smith,
J. P., shall not be dismissed. Answer
FIFTY YEARS AGO.
What Was Thought Then of the
Future of the Coal Trade.
The Wilkes-Barre Record of the Times
is reprinting from its files the current
news of that city fifty years ago. The
following extract from an article which
appeared last week will interest many of
our readers :
"It is well known that the Delaware
& Hudson Coal Co. has been purchasing
and leasing so as to extend their opera
tions down the Lackawanna to Scran
ton. having nearly exhausted their mines
around Carbondale. Wo have heard of
negotiations nearer llkes-Barre. Scran
ton has its magnificent railroads to fur
nish with tonnage. The Pennsylvania
Coal Co. has its road and the D. & 11.
its canal. If they extend their purchases
much lower down, where are the North
Branch and Wyoming canals to seek
tonnage? Is it good policy for the canal
companies to permit rival companies to
monopolize thu best lands remaining
without an effort to prevent it? Anthra
cite coal really should bear tho compar
ison in value to other coals that gold
does to silver. We hope our coal men
will have 1111 understanding among them
selves and ceaso to sacrifice the black
diamonds. Let them insist on a fair re
turn for it. The amount of coal sent
from Honesdale bv tho D. & II. Canal
Co. is nearly 300,000 tons, being 1:15,000
tons less than last year. Tho amount
sent from Hawley by the Pennsylvania
Coal Co. is (iOO.OOO tons, being 00,000
tons moro than last year. We are afraid
that even our wisest business men do not
appreciate thoreckless extra vaganco with
which we are squandering our anthracite
deposits. Take the amount of coal
sent to market and allow an average of
ten thousand tons of coal to an acre,
what an extent is excavated each year!"
FOR JOB PRINTING call at tho Tho
Citizen Office. Bill Heads, Statements,
Letter Heads. Circulars, Hand Bills,
Public Sale Bills, Programs, Ticket, Etc.
Dec. 14th. MissBeahan, whoteaches
the Lakeville school, passed Saturday
and Sunday with her parents at Hawley.
Cassie Roberts returned from Strouds
burg on Thursday. She will remain at
home until after the holidays.
Miss Anna Eppel became the bride of
Leonard Degrote on Thursday, Dec. 3d,
in the Lutheran parsonage at Hawley,
,the Rev. R. Lucas performing the mar
riage ceremony. They were attended
by the bride's sister, Miss Mary Eppel,
A. Stroll, Gotleib Eppel and Mrs. Laura
Lyons. The bridal pair took the after
noon train for a brief tour, returning the
following Saturday evening, when a
dance was given to their friends at the
bride's home. They began housekeep
ing in their new home near White Mills,
on Monday last. The writer extends
Mr. Cehler recently lost a horse ; the
animal dropping dead while drawing
Wm. Sheeley and wife have been en
tertaining their son, Walter and family,
of Port Jervis. Lucy Sheeley accom
panied the visitors home to spend
Mrs. Charles Utt has had another
serious attack of neuralgia.
Julia Kostoch is working for Mrs.
Byron Tuttle, who is ill at her home at
On Tuesday, Dec. 1st, the Odd Fel
lows of Lakeville were visited by sev
eral members of the Salem Lodge, I. O.
O. F., who came to assist them in some
of their work. Refreshments were serv
ed. Miss Myra Miller, teacher of the Bone
Ridge school, and her pupils, will have
a Christmas tree and appropriate ex
ercises on Thursday afternoon, Dec.
Walter Butler has resigned his work
of railroading, and has moved his fami
ly from Carbondale toPrompton, where
he will work for a lumber firm.
The Young Peonies' society of the
Jonestown Baptist church went to Hol-
listerville on Friday night and gave a
farewell nartv to their nastor. Rev. Mr.
East, and his family, who will soon
leave for a new field in a warmer cli
mate, owing to the delicate health of
Mrs. East, who previously lived in the
Mr. Gansgaby has gone to New York
to purchase a team of horses.
Charles Locklin, of Lakeville, on P-ri-
day moved his family and household
goods to Carbondale, where he has se
cured a position with Mr. Jordan, the
wholesale confectioner. He will drive
one of the delivery wagons.
Embroidery Scissors, plain
and fancy handles, 25c to
Button-hole Scis., 65 to 75c
Pocket Scissors, 25 to 65c
Right and left hand Shears
25 to 90c.
Pocket Knives, a large as
sortment to select from,
10c to $4.00.
Carving Sets, with genuine
stag handles, every set
guaranteed, $1.50 to $8.
Manicure Files, 10 and 20c.
Bath Thermometers 50c.
Thermometers, 25c to $2.
Buggy Heaters, $1.25 to
Roasters, both plain and
enameled, 90c to $1.75.
O. ML Spettigue
Main Street, HONESDALE, PA.
Items Gathered by-
THE CITIZEN STAFF -
-About the County.
As it is conceded that President
elect Toft is a distant relative of Royal
Taft, of the Scranton postofiice, then of
course ho must be a relative of Mrs. N.
E. Hause, now of Harrisburg, as she is
a sister of Royal Taft, olso Miss Anna
Taft, another sister who is now organiBt
of the Hawley M. E. church. In Mr.
Hause's plea for Republican votes last
fall, why was he so modest as not to let
the facts be known? Had we known, we
might have worked with much more en
ergy nnd secured many more votes for
our woithy scribe's .wife's kin.
R. P. Murphy's pond at this place is
now gradually filling with water. For
fear of leaks by the frost he now has a
gang of men working on the dam.
R. K. Cramer was here on Friday in
the interest of the Scranton Fire Insur
ance Co. to be incorporated. Many sub
scribed for stock thinking it a good in
Dec. 10th. Those attending school
every day during the past month are
Augusta Schrader, Rush Simons, Alvin
and William Gillett. Bessie M, Decker,
Isaac Martin has returned home after
spending some time in Hawley.
Mrs. Olver, of Honesdale, is assisting
Mrs. F. B. Simons with her house work.
J. H. Reid, wife and children, Inez
and Percy, of Kushequa,McKean coun
ty, are visiting ot S. H. Reid's.
Lewis V. Runyon is home after spend
ing the past few weeks in Dunmore.
B. K. Bortree has gone to spend the
winter with his daughter, Mrs. Moses
Cobb, at Hub.
Andrew Biesecker, of Newfoundland,
was kept very busy in the blacksmith
shop at this place, several days this
A. M. Surplice is cutting logs for
F. B. Simons is on a business trip to
J. D. Reid, and J. F. and James Gerrity
have gone to Rickett's to spend the
Dec. 14th. Miss Edna Lavo, of New
York, arrived home Saturday, to spend
Your correspondent was misinformed
in regard to William Pethick's birthday,
our oldest resident, as it came on Dec.
13th, instead of the 14th. John Goff
celebrated his seventy-fourth birthday
on the same day. Their friends wish
them many happy returns of the day.
Those who have not heard Mrs. Larkin
are missing so many good things. The
meetings have been well attended, the
For both YOUNG
Razors every Eazor car
ries a full guarantee,
SI to S4.
Safety Razors :
The Gillette, S5.
The Ever Ready, with
24: blades, S5.
Tho Ward, 84.
The Gem, Jr., SI. 00.
Razor Strops, best qual
ity, 25c to SI. 50.
Shaving Brushes, 20c to
Razor Hones, 15c to Si.
Lamps to suit every ono,
at all prices.
Rifles for the boys, Si. 50
Air Rifles, 75c and Si.
Ice Skates, 05c to 82.25.
84.50 to 85.
I SUITABLE I
largest crowd on Sunday morniris
will be continued every evening
weeit , ueciuing on oaiuraay evening! as
to future meetings. Next Sunday se
ices at 10:30 A. M.. and 2:30 nnd 7;3nt
Rev. W. B. Sienor nlso cxDeets at tti
uiuo i jiuvu uiu xreBiueni oi uenin
Ti i rt r., . ..
xuiiv vmuu iiieetuiK jiBBOCintinn wit
Mr. and. Mrs. Roy Vaughn have moved
Laura Starncs visited in Carbondnlo
M Dec. 14th. Fine sleighing and good
snug winter weather.
Rev.JMr. Moon, of Susquehanna,
preached in the Presbyterian church laBt
Sunday. Itjwas a rare treat as we have
been so long without a pastor.
Mrs. John Lynch, who has been sick
for a long time, is. now on the gain.
J. L. Stuart hnB started his acid fac
tory, which will give employment to
Tlfra. T.nnnnrft Hivnnt loo
V....VV, HUD UtTIl
sick for a long time is no better.
School is progressing finely under tie
managementoflMiTses'lda Davy aAd
Mm. Emilv Cnrl in nnnnriino flin mini
ter with her cousin, Mrs. Reynolds.
U J12La P'ty. 't ls tiiat the people are
uii so gooa just at present, it epotls lots
of good items.
Dec. 14th. The Sunday school exnecte
to give an entertainment on Christmas.
Ihere is plenty of snow and good
sleighing in this vicinity, and the lum
bermen seem to be putting in long days,
The Auxiliary of the Woman's Home
Missionary Society met at the home of
their President last Tuesday nnd packed
a large, well filled box and sent it to
Tivoli, N. Y., for the Watts De Peys
ter Home for Children.
The Grange at this place will hold a
social session after the regular meeting
oil Friday night of this week and serve
refreshments to their members.
The Ladies' Aid will be entertained
ou Thursday of this week by Mrs. E.
L. Vincent. All are invited to dinner.
Menner & Co. will close out their
winter stock of Ladies' cloaks and suits
at cut prices. 4lei7
It is unnecessary to have your collars
too large or too small Bkeq steins'
nuve uieiu in quarter sizes.
Everybody reads the "cent-a-word coli
umn." do you t
Citizen ad's bring results.
ELECTION OFDIRECTORS-In com
pliance with an Act of Assembly and
In accordance with Article 5 of the Constitu
tion of the Wnyne County Farmers' Mutual
l'lre Insurance Co., notlco is hereby clvcn
that the annual meeting of thosald company
Will ho held in the ollico of the company . In
tho Post Otllco buildiii!;. Honesdale, Pnoii
MONDAY. JANUARY 4. 1909, nt 10 a. m.,
for tho transaction of eenernl business, and
that an election will beheld at the same place
of meeting, between the hours of 1 and 2 p. m.
of said day, for the purpose of electing ten
members of said company to serve as direct
ors for the ensuing year. Every person In
surcd in the company Is a member thereof,
and entitled to one vote.
S. It. CRAKE, President.
PEnnv A.CI.ARK, .Secretory.
Honesdule. I'n., Dec. 2, 1908. 3314
Nickel Pated Ware of the
Chafing Dishes, $4.50 to $7.
Chafing Dish Trays, $1.50.
Chafing Dish Forks and
- Spoons, 90c.
Serving Dishes with enamel
insets, $2 to $5.
Coffee Pots, silver lined,
$1.25 to $1.85.
Tea Pots, silver lined, $1.25
Crumb Trays, 35c to $1.
Tea Kettles, 85c to $1.25.
Soup Ladles, $1.
Bread Trays, 90c.
Universal Bread Makers :
No. 4 $2.00
No. 8 $2.50