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CENT A WORD COLUMN
ONLY NINE mnm rtnvH to Christmas. Se
lect your purchases now beroro the rush.
43w2 C. PKTKKSKN,
, WE WILL have a rar of potatoes on Krle
track Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 16th
and 17th. V. A. Cortrlght A Son. tl
SOMK I'KOPr.Rnm linvlnf tilptnrns tnkoll
In the new styles of art at Hldscway's Studio,
to be cl veil to their friends for a present at
new rear, an
ALL PARTIES that have apples, please
nnnemeni inuuriii? uie wcck enuing jire,
28, 1008. C. .A Cortrlght & Son. tl
UMNO the picture you want framed for
vunsimas, mis wcck. i nave mournings
cheap or dear to frame any kind of picture,
at llfdeeway's Studio. Mt2
Our show windows will clve an Idea of
what the Interior of thostore looks like. Step
In and convince yourself. Sommkr, The
Jeweler. - 4'2eI5t
FOR SALE Kay house, on East Extension
reet. Large lot with sixty feet front. M. K.
.Our six foot show case full of Ladles' and
dents' Gold and (lold Killed Watches. Three
hundred different designs to select from.
SpMMEB, The Jeweler. J2clt5
OUK I'UIENDS' homes will look brighter
att Christmas time If you buy them
Dlcturoof art from niv new stock.
Wlycd. Come early and net your pick at
8TUEEKD birds. Squirrels and animals
make a nice Christmas gift, liuy them at
Hldscway's Studio. 43t2
We have a wonderful display of Clocks all
the leading makes and latest styles. Sommf.r,
The Jeweler. 42el5t
For Sale The restaurant building on "th
street. Including front and back bars and
furnace, now occupied by John Theobald,
and known as one of the best business stands
in Honesdalc. L. FUEHTH. 3Htf
IT MAY be a camera, your friend wants for
Christmas. Buy them at Kldgcway's Studio.
vlll be readv for
until the 21st,
will be ready for delivery Christmas eve.,
24th, at Rtdgeway's Studio.
Six foot show case full of Ladtes'.Cents'and
Children's Solid Gold Signet and Stone set
Rings. Fifteen hundred different styles to
select from. Sommer. The Jeweler, 42cl5t
IT WIIXHK n fnrrv Vmns tnvniir frtinuls
If you give them a photo of yourself. AH
styles at the Hidgcway Studio.
hand painted chiffon Fans, at Petersen's.
j (?n1n nnn silver flnnnplpri.
have a splendid line, and engrave initials or
monogram free of charge.
100 ACRES FARM Good buildings-for
sale or exchange for a house In llonesdale or
Hawley. JOS. STERN11AUER, Jlawley, Pu.
In bracelets we have every style new this
fall. In Gold and Gold Filled. Quality guar
anteyl. Sqmmkb. The Jeweler. 42el5t
I HORDID all persons to remove hay from
the estate of Clifford L. Chapman. GEO. A.
ijXQUISITE Water Colors and Oil Palnt
Imgs.many of local subjects, by -Miss lirmviiH
'comband Wm. II. Ham, for sale at Peter
sen's. Prices most reasonable. 4:iw2
Mall and Telephone orders promptly filled.
U, P. Sommer, Jeweler. 42el5t
FOR SALE Lot and building located at
1129 Main strcot. Enquire or write C. E.
Glbbs. Honesdale, Pa. 37tf
All goods sold engraved free of charge.
SOMMEH. The Jeweler, 42el5t
HOLIDAY FURNITURE at RROWN'S.
Parlor Suits at Brown's,
Iledroom Suits at Rrown's,
Couches at Rrown's,
Fancy Chairs at Rrown's,
Dining cane and wood Chairs at Rrown's.
In Comb, Brush and Mirror Sets and all
other toilet articles we have an endless va
riety. Sommer, The Jeweler. 42eI5t
THOSE PICTURES you want framed for
Christmas, bring this week to RIdgeway's
We carry the largest stock this side of New
York and Philadelphia of Sterling or Solid
i Silver Ware, staple and fancy pieces, bcnutl
ful designs. Sommer, The Jeweler. 42c!5t
Fobs, licit Plus, Veil Pins, Collar Sets, Rack
Combs. Side Combs, Scarf Pins, Cuff Links
an endless variety, sommer, mho jeweler.
JThe United States court for the mid-
dleJdistrict of Pennsylvania held its ses-
I sign m narrisDurg on inursuay evening
lobt. Assistant District Attorney A. T.
fifearle, of this place, was in attendance,
pit few cases were considered. The
inext session of the court will be held in
Williamsport in January.
The Admiral Dahlgren section of
the Navy League has started a move
ment to have a warship named after
"Scranton," the scene of the activities
of that branch of the organization. The
proposition submitted is that if congress
decides to build any more battle ships
and one of them is christened Pennsyl
vania, the armored cruiser, now bearing
that name should be rechristened Scran
ton. Capt, K, K. linden, secretary of
the Dahlgren section has entered enthusi
astically into the movement and has re
ceived assurances of assistance from tho
lact.ng secretary o the navy, Newberry, ,
Congressman 1. 1). Nichol s, the .Scran-
Ion Board of Trade, and .Senator Boies
The caso of Dr. C. W. Treverton, .
under indictment for being responsible
(for the death of Miss Helen Brock, as i
the result of illegal treatment, which (
hvae listed for trial in Scranton on Fri
llay last, was continued until February
bession. of the 'criminal court. This was
Iho second postponement of tho case.
)r. Troverton was arrested in July last,
following the death of Miss Brock in
3arbondale. William Brown, who ad
mitted being responsible for the condi-
lion of Miss Brock, and who is also un-
ler indictment, accused the doctor of
laving given treatment to the girl which
esulted in her death. The parties are
111 respectably connected in tUSa coun-
v, and the outcome of the trial is await-
Forty Hours' Devotion will be held
in. St, Mary Magdalena's church during
January 1st, 2d, and 3d,'
The skating on Park Lake was very
good during most of the past week, and
the young people took full advantage of
Moscow, Lackawanna county, near
our county line, has been created a
borough by a decree issued by Judge H.
A new postoflicc has been establish
ed on the other side of the Delavare
from Lackawaxen station, to be known
as Minisink Ford. Anthony Smith is
the first postmaster,
On Saturday morning last'Louis J.
Dorflinger had the misfortune to slip on
the tiled floor of his bath room, in his
residence, corner of 10th and Court
streets, and falling, sustain a severe
cut and bruise over one of his eyes.
Notice has been given of an unusu
ally large number of changes in rates
adopted by the American, National,
Wells-Fargo and United States Express
Companies. The changes by the Amer
ican and National Companies are gen
erally an increase to sixty cents per one
hundred pounds on merchandise between
various ofllces where formerly the rate
was fifty cents,
The four Honesdalc banks have a
combined capital of $375,000 j an aggre
gate surplus of $475,000 j undivided
profits amounting to $153,303 and total
resources summing up $5,301,227. Their
total deposits are $4,302,805 j their loans
$2,513,928, and their holding of invest
ment securities, $2,110,312. Cash on
hand and due from banks at last report
$595,734, This is a splendid showing.
Grace Church Parish Aid Society
cleared upwards of $300 at their annual
bazaar and supper on Thursday after
noon and evening last, and the musical
entertainment given under the auspices
of the M. E. church choir the next eve
ning netted more than $75 for the organ
fund. This, too, while there were well
patronized theatre and moving picture
attractions in town.
A permanent organization of the
Scranton Fire Insurance Company was
effected at a meeting in that city on
Tuesday afternoon, December, 8th. The
officers are Henry E, Gilpin, President ;
Adam Spitzer, First Vice President ;
John Kuhbach, Second Vice President;
R. K. Cramer, Secretary and F. J. Bis
hop, M. D., Treasurer. Hon. George
W. Kipp, Hon. E. B. Hardenbergh,
Hon. John Kuhbach and Adam Spitzer
are four of the eleven directors. .
The "high works" at the summit of
the Del. and Hud. pocket dumping
grounds opposite Blandin, have been
taken down and the lumber is being
shipped to Carbondale. The immense
trestling, mainly about thirty feet high
ind several hundred feet in length, con
tained hundreds of thousands of feet of
first-class lumber. As there were no
mortises or tenons in the structure, the
timber sustained very little damage from
the use to which it was put, and, owing
to the advance in hemlock, is perhaps
more valuable now than when the high
works were built.
Miss Maggie Dailey, who made the
thrilling balloon ascent from the Lake
Lodore park two years since, and sub
sequently had two or three hair-breadth
escapes from death by mishaps to her
air-ship and once from being shot to
death by her lover-assistant, while V.
F. Dorin, of Honesdale, was her press
and booking agent, is again brought into
notice by a suit brought by Mrs. Mary A.
lioper, of Brooklyn, N.Y., whoistryingto
convince a jury in the Supreme court at
Kingston, N. V., that her feelings were
lacerated to the extent of $25,000 when
her foot was entangled in the anchor
rope of a balloon and she was carried
skyward in an inverted and uncomfor
table position in the presence of more
than 5,000 persons. The Agricultural
Society of Ulster county, under whose
auspices the balloon ascension was giv
en, is the defendant. Tho suit is the
sequel to a story which thrilled the coun
try on the morning of Aug. 30, 1907, the
day after Mrs. lioper, under protest,
accompanied the balloon skyward. Miss
Dailey was about to make an ascension
at the Ellenville fair, when the specta
tors crowded about the inflated balloon.
Mrs. lioper happened to be so located
that when the ropes were released and
the gas-bag shot skyward, the line at
tached to its top, with a small bag of
sand dangling at its end to capsize the
balloon after the parachuto leap, caught
around one of her ankles, and she sailed
away, Head downward. .Miss Dailey re
alized the danger to both, knowing that
if she cut loose her parachute her acci
a,llta, pngge, woul(1 Bim.lyllodM,lwl
to tlf.nth nild tlnt i ,ho di(1 ,,, thm.
wng hmv either of Umn vmM
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With rare presence of mind, however,
she hade Mrs. lioper to keep her eyes
flmt and make no struggle, and all would
come out right, which it did. When the
balloon finally settled to within jumping
distance, Miss Dailey leaped from tho
trapczo, seized her companion by the
hair and kept hcrhcad from beingdash
ed against tho ground. She then called
her carriage and sent the lady home, in
a state of collapse from fright, but
othcrwiso practically unharmed. For
this experience, which it is alleged great
ly humiliated her ond permanently af
fected her nervous system, Mrs, lioper
demands $25,000 damages. But the Ag
ricultural Society goes Mrs. lioper one
better, and charges her with having
spoiled the exhibition.
Interestingcorrespondence from our
Maplewood, Sterling, Dreher, Clinton,
Steene and Harrisburg contributors will
appear in Fridoy's issue.
Dr. Schermerhorn, who has charge
of the Bureau of Vital Statistics reports
that in the Honesdale and Proinpton
! districts during November, there were 12
deaths and 9 births.
On Thursday 'last, Ontario & West
ern detective Sheare, of Port Jervis, and
Wayne county detective N, B. Spencer,
of this place, brought to Honesdalc and
arraigned before William H.Ham, J.P.,
John McKutzl and Frank Dressier, of
Browntown, charged with stealing coal
at Forest City. The prisoners both
pleaded guilty, and were fined $25 and
costs each. Two or three other prisoners
were haled before Esquire II. A. Smith,
for the same offense, and their cases
were disposed of by him.
Hawley Times "A special session
of the town council was held on Wed
nesday evening to confer with M, B,
Allen and Mr, Richmond, both of Hones
dale, regarding a franchise for an elec
tric road through Hawley. The'trolley
project is in the hands of Honesdale
parties who propose to complete the
road. They expect to come down the
towpath by way of the East Side to the
Eddy and thence up Church and Main
streets. Council requested the appli
cants to draw up a contract embracing
certain conditions and present it at a
future meeting. The life of the franchise
that the council will grant will be about
.1. 1. Henshaw, principal of the Pres
ton High School, located at Winwood,
sends us a neat little booklet showing
the officers, teachers, course of study,
history, equipment and advantages of
the institution which he has in charge.
The school has an enrollment of ninety
five pupils, its patronage coming from
Winwood, Poyntelle, Orson, Lake Como,
High Lake, Shehawken, Preston Park,
Starlight, Hiawatha, Thompson and
Waymart. There are fifteen in the Soph
omore class ; five in the Junior class, and
seven Seniors. A letter to Mr. Henshaw
at Winwood will elicit full information
as to cost of tuition, board, etc.
Coal has been reduced sixty cents a
ton at Vestal, N. Y. How it would shock
us if such a thing should happen here 1
And over in Jermyn the D. & H. has de
cided to leave their waiting room at the
depot open a good part of the night so
that hereafter passengers will not be
obliged to wait out in the cold. At least
this is what the papers say. We don't
mention this with any ideaof suggesting
how gratifying such an order would be
here. We wouldn't think of asking such
a concession. But perhaps fifteen or
twenty minutes of light and warmth at
the station before the arrival and de
parture of trains wouldn't, be regarded
as too much of a boon. Think of it,
gentlemen, you who keep the keys!
There's not a dull moment in the
brilliant performance given by Mildred
and Iiouclere. The curtain goes up
promptly at 8 p. m., and until 11 it's
one continuous fast and furious rush of
mystery and fantasy seasoned with de
lightful comedy. EveryMetail of scenic
and stage investiture, electrical and color
effect, costuming, beauty and all other
little but important items that go to
make up a perfect and exquisite entirety
are in the hands of skilled, high salaried
artists and attendants who are used to
catering to the most exacting audiences
in the world. Mildred and liouclere's
engagement here on Thursday evening,
Dec. 17th, at the Lyric, will be a social
as well as an amusement event, when
they will present that bewildering fan
tasy, "The Flight of Princess Iris," with
all new scenery and effects, and a strong
company of entertainers,
Representative Fuerth intends to se
cure legislation at the coming session of
the Legislature, of a character to require
the D. and H. Co. either to supply
Honesdale with better coal, or furnish
the inferior quality which that corpora
tion has been in the habit of unloading
on us, at its real value. The D. and II.
has long practiced the phm of sending
to Honesdale at the highest price coal
which cannot be sold elsewhere, and
soothing all complaints with tho consol
ing assurance that those who are not
satisfied with it have the privilege of
going where they can do better. As
Honesdale is a non-coinpetitive point in
the coal trade, the advantages of our
I situation are obvious. The. consensus of
opinion among purchasers is that if
Hades was heated with coal bought in
Honesdale, even His Satanic Majesty
would freeze to death the first night.
This maybe set down as a cold fact.
Augustus Levy, of the Katz ruder
wear Co,, is in town.
-Mrs. W. F. Tyler, of Callicoou, N.
V., is a guest of Honesdale relatives.
Henry Tamblyn, of Girdland, ship
ped nearly a thousand Christmas trees
to Clark, the florist, of Scranton, last
Z. .1. Lord, of Waymart, was called
to Bradford, Pa,, last week, to attend
tho fune.-al of his brother-in-law, II. S.
Mr. and Mrs. John II. Weaver, of
Hotel Wayne, and Contractor George
II. Seaman returned from Sizerville, Pa.,
on Thursday last. Both Mr. Weaver
and Mr. Seaman who had been suffer
ing from rheumatism, were greatly ben
efited by the use of the Sizerville miner
Mies Ettle Fuerth is a guest of Mrs.
William P. Boland, of Scranton.
W. V. Suydam entertained a few
friends at cards, at bis home, last Satur
T. Frank Ham attended the Boise
Belden wedding, in Scranton, on Tues
day of last week.
Mrs. R. N. Torrey and daughter,
Miss Clara, returned last week from a
lengthy .stay in New York city.
Parke Schopnover, who has been
visiting his aunt, Mrs. S. M. Decker,
of Court street, for a fortnight, returned
on Saturday last to Passaic, N. J., where
he is employed in an express office.
H. A. Oday, Clarence Bond, John
Hallet, Charles Iloff and Antonio Fritz
went gunning for foxes on Saturday
last and had tho good luck to secure
two fine specimens of the red variety.
Monroe Schwartzkoff, of Pitteton,
spent Sunday with his sister, Florence,
who was a guest of the Misses Fuerth
for several days last week. They return
ed to their home on Monday afternoon.
Miss Hattic Sutton, of Park street,
who went to Washington, D. C, in Oc
tober last, to visit relatives, has gone to
LosAngeles, California, where she will
spend the winter with her Bister, Mrs.
' Mr. and Mrs. Wm. B. Holmes went
to Brooklinc, Mass., yesterday morning,
where they will pass the Christmas holi
days with their son-in-law and daughter,
Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Mills, and family.
The Sunday School in the Indian Or
chard school house will hereafter meet
at 1:45 p. m. In addition there will be
church services next Sunday at 2:30 P.
M., at which Rev. A. L. Whittaker, of
Grace Church, Honesdale, will preach.
Mrs. Lena (Tauebner) Davidson
sent Mrs. L, Fuerth and other Hones
dale friends as Christmas presents, a
number of beautiful views of Weimar,
the childhood home of her mother, while
she was visiting that famous German
Miss Tydvil Jones, the gifted Welsh
singer, leading soprano in the Second
Presbyterian church of Scranton, was
the guest of Mrs. C. F. Bullock, during
her visit to Honesdale to participate in
the M, E. church choir concert on Fri
day evening last,
Mrs. Wm. B. Holmes entertained the
members of her Sunday school class, at
her home, on North Main street, last
Thursday evening. Dainty refreshments
were served, and each guest was pre
sented witli a Christmas package, con
taining a pretty silk work bag.
J.- N. O. Bader, whose name has
been so long connected with the cloth
ing and gents' furnishing business of
Honesdalc as to have become a house
hold word, has sold his stock and good
will to Louis Helfrich, who will hereaf
ter manage the store. Mr. Helfrich
learned the tailoring business of Wm.
Geisicke, and his eleven years experience
in tho trade will recommend him to the
public as a worthy successor to Mr.
"Paid In Full."
At the Lyric in the near future Wag
enhals and Kemper will present Eugene
Walter's great play of American life en
titled "Paid in Full," which lias a re
cord run of five months, at the Grand
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j JiuuaLf uiiikaU) aiiu tl lull 11 biiu
j seasons at the Astor Theatre, New York,
i The entire New York and Chicago press
stamped "Paid in Full" as the greatest
play since the days of "Jim the Pen
man" and "The Banker's Daughter."
Kenold Wolf, the well known writer of
the Morning Telegraph, said in his re
view of "Paid in Full": "After wit
nessing the performance the formula
seems so very, very simple. Mr. Wal
ter had a story to tell. He merely told
it. He told it directly, honestly, pimply
and frankly. Not a word was wasted,
not a superfluous scene was interjected,
fine sentiments and pretty speeches were
lacking, of made-to-order epigrams there
was none, and thank Heaven the
'comedy relief was omitted. In their
place was a real play of real life, with
human beings that trod the earth and
breathed the air."
Mknneh & Co. will close out a lot of
single suits for Ladies and Misses at less
than cost. 41ei7
LYRIC THEATRE !
iiENJ. II. D1TTR1CH, - -LESSEE AND MANAGER
Tlio show that Is different
MILDRED and ROUCLERE
AM) TIIKIli UK! COMPANY
A Superb Glittering
Egyptian Fantasy t
The Flight of
Lavishly Presented. Gorceous Costumes
Music, Merriment and Laughter
Special Reduced Prices:
Main Floor 35 and 50c
Balcony .... 25 and 35c
- SKAT BALK at the box office, at 9
A co-operative Bible Class will be
organized at Grace Episcopal church, this
evening, under the leadership of the
Rector. The lessons used will be those
of the International Series.
Rev. J. Pope will preach in the M. E.
church, Pleasant Mount on Sunday,
Dec. 20th, at 10:30 A. M. Subject,
The revival meetings which have been
in progress in the M. E. church, Beth
any, during the past week, will be con
tinued this week with an all day meet
ing next Sunday. The services will be
in charge of Evangelist Bessie B. Ltr
kin. Evangelist T. L. Wiland.of Allen
town, will be present next Sunday.
Sacrament of the Lord's Supper will be
administered Sunday morning.
A Good fitting collar is a blessing
Bheosteixs' have them in quarter sizes.
Ladies' Suit and Coat Department
Contrary to former usages, we are going to give buyers the
benefit of reduced prices BEFORE Christmas instead of waiting
until AFTER New Year.
Holiday Gift of Furs
Always a handsome and useful present.
HandkerChiefS For Christmas Gifts.
Ladies' Neckwear and Scarfs
The greatest favorite with everybody.
Exclusive creations, expressly made for Christmas gifts.
We have them in great assortment for Ladies and Gents,
at attractive prices. They make handsome and useful gifts.
Give the Housekeeper Household Linens. Satin Damask Dinner Cloth
Napkins to match at low prices. Handsome Centre Pieces in many different
stvles. Linen Scarfs in all sizes, to fit any bureau or stand. Large assortment
of Linen towels hem-stitched or fringed. Doylies large variety of pretty
For Christmas gifts. Dress-suit
ular prices. Bag's, complete variety of all new styles. ,
Always a welcome and useful gift.
Shirts to fit all sizes. Neckwear in all styles. Hosiery the finest assortment
of men's half hose in town. Sweaters mako useful Christmas gifts. We carryall
the wool sweaters made by the American Knitting Co., Honesdale, in all sizes
and grades, to fit men, women and children.
Handsome Gowns, Fine Skirts, will always be appreciated as holiday gifts.
Christmas Gifts in Japanese Wear.
Bearskin Coats and Caps to match. Infants' Short Dresses. Infants'
Sacqucs. Infants' Drawn Leggins. Infants' Carriage Robes.
Store open evenings for holiday trade after December
iztn to ueccmDcr ziui.
One Piece Dresses
Muffs and Boas
Fur Caps and Hats
"The Show That's Different."
Mildred and Iiouclere preeent nothing
but new and big features in their re
markable entertainment. During their
engagement here they will present that
spectacular, fantastic comedy, '"Iho
Flight of Princesslris." Beautiful scen
ery, elegant costumes, wonderful elec
trical and mechanical effects and fifteen
first class vaudeville features, introduced
by Metropolitan artists.
The Company numbers twenty-two
people, and many bright and catchy
musical numbers are introduced in the
long program. The Press all over New
England, has nothing but words of
praise for Mildred and Iiouclere, and
their big sensational production, "The
Flight of Princess Iris," at the Lyric,
Thursday, Dec. 17th.
A lot of Ladies' cloth capes to close out
at Mexnkk & Co.'s at very low prices.
Cases, made of solid sole leather, at pop
Gloves and Mittens
Tics and Collars
Bath Robes, etc.
Hoods and Capes
Gloves and Hosiery