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CENT A WORD COLUMN
iTlATTWISIf Vnu HAT.M Annlv tn ITntiMr
Parish. SttOItlvcr street.
WANTEtJ-1000 rnrils nf Kxcclstnr Wood.
to bo delivered nt the mill of J. IS. Keen, Son
A Co., In Cannun township, neur Keen's pond.
THE I1E8T rhrl.ttiti.in Tnc Holder on the
VOll RALE A eood two-seated Sleleh,
reasonable. Inquire Hotel Wayne. 4St(
Our nhow windows will eivc an Idea of
mil RAT.E linv Iwihsp. on Hast Extension
Our six foot show case full of Ladles' and
Wnhftvnn wonderful dlsnlayot Clocks all
Tnn QiTv-rrhn rnktutit-nllt 1illl1(lln" On 7th
urnace, now occupied oy jmm inn umu,
n. Honesdale. L. ri'Kimi.
tsliow ruse fullof Ladles'.dents'and
v snilii linlil SlL'iiet itnu Htonc set
lues. Fifteen hundred different styles to
licet from. Hommimi. The Jeweler. 42el5t
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t vn if lit 1 1 n 1 1 hnnti ins tn remove hnv from
lip estate of Clifford L. Chapman. (iEO. A.
Mnll nnd Tclenhone orders promptly filled.
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VOll SALE Lot and building located at
1ml linlil atvnn, I- nnitlrfl Mr write I:.
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All ennds sold encraved free of charge.
HOLIDAY FURNITURE at MtOWN'S.
rarlor suits at isrown s.
Bedroom Suits at Ilrown's,
Couches at Brown's,
Fancy Chairs at Brown s.
Dining cone and wood Chairs at Brown's.
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AVo rnrrtr the Inrpest stock this side of New
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Chains, Tickets, i,aveinercs, jjroocnes,
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rvWfl hecran our new naner on
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-MEItltY OHKISTMAS !
-The Honesdale schools are closed
mil auer uiu iiuiiuuv bcubuu. uvy
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will rovnpn Mnnrlnv. Jlnnnnrv 4th.
T0n Monday last Mrs. Winifred Gaff-
nil fnllmr. Rnstninod a fracture ot the
Charles Mohisky, an Erie trainman,
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r-The estate of the late Webb Horton
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been appraisea at ,ooy,yy7.03.
debts and administration expenses
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children, a son and daughter, get
n test n to, ana me oiuie tux on me ca
nto is $24,7.10.73.
Ed. H. Mott, now of Goshen, N. YM
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oqueat of the Lincoln Centenary Com-
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of Abraham Lincoln's uirtu, a du
I 'ir.TtfPnT.w Ait nil tf inn nf 9nn.fMVl
the past summer, will not be aur-
nil wn nnnr innr it 11 i a m nn nrinron
W IILUl I 1 1 U b I1U ID UUIIIt UUUftViU
tnuiv xi;ura iiru itinjr nun, it is naserc
I, however, thrtt owing to the opposi-
n oi ins intner, who tlilnka him too
ib lila college course, lie is not likely
accept the Tigers' offer. He ii now
Following nrc the newly elected offi
cers of the Spring Brook Orcnmcry Co.,
of Tnnners Foils : W. J. Ogden, J. I.
Bates, Wm. Riefler, Jntnes Taylor, T. F,
Dunn, It. W. Kimble and E. W. Gam
incll. They organized by selecting W. J.
Ogden, president ; .1. I. Bates, secretary;
Wm. F. Itiefler, treasurer.
The Woyno Countv Farmers' Mutual
Fire Insurance Company have now pol
icies in force, on exclusively farm prop
erty in Wayne and a portion of Pike
counties, amounting to about three and
a quarter millions of dollars. ' It is one
of the most carefully and economically
managed institutions of its kind in the
Orders were issued Saturday from
K. Oi. 1'. headquarters in Harrisburg
fixing the inspection dates for the vari
ous regiments of the Pennsylvania mi
litia. According to the schedule the
members of the Thirteenth will pass
muster early this year. Company E, of
this place, will be Inspected on Wednes
day, February 3d.
Monday last was the shortest day of
the year, the sun rising at 7:42 o'clock,
and setting at about 4:55, allowing only
0 hours and 13 minutes of daylight.
Some close figuring is necessary to dis
tinguish this "shortest" day from the
two days precedfng and following it. It
is shorter than they by only a small frac
tion of a minute. The daylight period
of all is spoken of as being nine hours
and 13 minutes in length. This is to
allow the use of even minutes in the rec
ords. As a matter of fact, however,
December 21st is just a little bit shorter
than all the rest.
There has been a movement on foot
for some time amongst several repre
sentative business men of Lackawanna,
Susquehanna, Vayne, Luzerne and
Monroe counties, to form a Benefit as
sociation, with the home office in Car-
bondale, says the Leader, of that city.
The object of the organization is stated
to be to give the members estate funds
for immediate use, to meet expenses in
cident to death, undertaker's charges,
car fares, burial plot, clothes, carriages,
etc., and thus relieve the family from
the humiliation of seeking financial as
sistance from relatives or friends, before
moneys become available from wages,
saving accounts, or life insurance pol
icies. Mrs. Mary Hillmau, who died on
Monday last, at the Wilkes-Barre poor
farm, at the advanced age of 92 years,
was fifteen years of her life a circus rider,
entering upon her public career in that
capacity when fourteen years of age.
She traveled with the shows of Fore
paugh, Bnrnum and Dan Rice, and was
noted for her "dare-devil" performances
on horseback. Though personally at
tractive, it seems to have been a risky
thing to become her husband. Shortly
after she reached the age of fourteen she
married Bernard Bertram, a ringmaster
of the circus. He was shot in Califor
nia in a dispute over cards. Her second
husband was killed in Connecticut by
falling from a horse. Her third, a nephew
of the second, was drowned by falling
from a ship while crossing the Atlantic,
and her last husband had his head sev
ered in a railway accident.
For many years it has been the cus
torn for alumni and former students of
the Honesdale Public Schools to meet
with the regular students the Monday
after New Year's Day. This year there
is much more interest than usual being
shown, owing to the fact that it will be
the last meeting in the old building.
There will be vocal and instrumental
music, a short history of the school, and
former students who are now attending
other institutions of learning, will tell of
their respective schools. The following
will be represented : Smith, Vassar,
Wilson, Wells, Wellsley, National Park
Seminary, Syracuse, Lafayette, Univer
sity of Pennsylvania, State College, Yale,
Amherst, and West Chester Normal
This ought to prove most instructive to
the students in the High School, as well
as to all friends of education. The pro
gram will begin at nine o'clock, and con
tinue most of the morning session of
In Wednesday's issue we gave a
brief notico of the death of John S. Kir-
by, at Oneonta. A Carbondale corres
pondent furnishes further particulars
He says : "Jumping from a caboose
on a moving train, James S. Kirby, of
South Terrace street, had his ankle
crushed so bodly that it was found nec
essary to amputate it. The injury prov
ed fatal in character and the unfortunate
man passed away. Kirby was a brake'
man for the D. &H. and loft Carbon
dale lost Wednesday with a crew in
charge of Conductor Inch, of that city,
The accident occurred on Friday and
he died later in the Fox hospital at One
onta. Ho was hurried to the hospital
immediately after the -accident, and it
was while the physicians were amputa
ting the foot that the unfortunate victim
succumbed to his injuries. Deceased
was about forty years ot age and was
born at Hoadley's, Wayne county. He
had been an employee of the Delaware
and Hudson for some time. The body
arrived in this city Saturday night and
was taken to Honesdale on the 0 o'clock
train Sunday morning. From there the
body was taken to his late home at
Hoadley's. Whllo an onployee for tho
D. & H. company he resided at No, 130
South Terrace street. He is survived by
his wife, mother, two half-brothers and
Rev. R. D. Minoh will occupy the
pulpit of the Baptist church on Sunday,
Dec. 27th, morning and evening, and
also on Wednesday evening, Dec. 30th..
Hon. Leopold luerth lias sold his
three-story building, on 7th street, to
Fred. Gelbert, of Hawley. Possession to
be given April lBt, 1009. The property
is at present under lease to John Theo
Paul Graff, a barber in the employ
of John Happ, Port Jervis, committed
suicide by cutting his throat with a
razor at 11:45 o'clock on Tuesday morn
ing. He severed his neck from ear to
oar, cutting bothjugular vein and caro
tid artery and ending his life instant
Although this is Friday, it is not a
fast day in the Catholic church, a special
dispensation of Pope Pius X allowing
the eating of meat. Fasting from meat
on Friday is a disciplinary matter in the
Catholic church. It is always the sub
ject of dispensation when Christmas
falls on that day.
Following are the newly elected of
ficers of the Honesdale Baptist Bible
school : Superintendent, F. H. Trask ;
assistant, Rev. R. D. Minch ; secretary,
Miss Lelia Ridd j treasurer, George Per
ham: librarian, Miss Nellie Kimble;
pianists, Misses Bertha Pfiume and
That "finding" does not warrant
'keeping" was made apparent last
week when James Fish, 10 years old, of
Elmira, picked up a lady's handbag
containing $10.42, and spent most of the
money, instead of making 'an effort to
find the owner after she advertised her
loss. He was jailed for larceny.
The successful comedy drama,
'My Dixie Girl" has been appropriate
ly described as "a Play of the South"
with the green hills of Kentucky as its
background. It is a comedy drama,
dealing with the varying fortunes of
Dixie, a waif, who is made the victim
of schemers and plotters, but finally
comes into her rights. "My Dixie Girl"
will be seen here to-day, Friday, Dec.
25th, matinee and night, at the Lyric,
An alarm of fire shortly after 11
o'clock, yesterday forenoon, brought out
the department, including the Alert Hook
and Ladder Co.. of East Honesdale. An
immense crowd of people followed the
firemen to the foot of Main street, where
it was discovered that'the occasion for
the alarm had been a slight blaze in a
pantry, which was extinguished by the
family with but little trouble. The dam
age was trifling.
F. J. Reynolds, of Scranton, Pa.,
has purchased the Theatorium and Nick'
elette and will remodel them and carry
on the amusement business in both
places. As Mr. Reynolds has six other
places of amusement which have been
successfully patronized, we are assured
that nothing will be left undone to make
both of the above places attractive and
interesting to the amusement loving pub
lic. The Nickelette will have moving pic
tures exclusively, with a change every
day, while the Theatorium will be de-
voted to vaudeville and moving pictures
A. O. Blake is a good loser. He
made a gallant fight for the office of
Register and Recorder, and only lost the
battle because he was pitted against an
unusually strong man. But he isn't
going about with a long face on account
of his defeat. On Tuesday last he cir
culated among The Citizen force,
loaded up with cigars and confections
as though he were the advance agent of
Santa Claus, and it is safe to say that
all hands including the girls will vote
for him next time he is a candidate.
What the borough of Honesdale sad
ly needs is a decent lockup one com'
plying with the requirements of the law
The most modern structure of this kind
is the steel cage, with which not only
hundreds of smaller cities have supplied
themselves, but with which many larger
prisons have been equipped. They are
furnished with sleeping, eating and toi'
let conveniences, something impossible
with our presentbasement lockup. Mat'
amoras, in Pike county, has placed a
steel cage for a lockup in the building
occupied by the Justices for holding
court, and last week the city clerk of
Binghamton was directed by the board
of contract and supply to advertise for
proposals for a large steel cage with four
steel cells to be placed in the Muncipal
building, to be used for a city lockup
the total cost of the improvement, in
eluding plumbing, being estimated at
Martin B. Allen is in New York city,
Giles Green, a student at Yale Col'
lege, is home for the holiday vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. John Bader have re'
moved from Philadelphia to Honesdale
-Miss Helen O'Neill, of New York
city, will spend Christmas at her home
on Erie street.
The genial Patrick Coggins, of the
Elk Lake "G" house, paid Honesdale a
visit on Tuesday.
Miss Theresa Kalisch, of Wilkes
Barre, is a guest of Honesdale relatives
for the holiday season.
Edson H. Blandin, of Scranton, a
grandson of Mrs, H. A. Woodhouse, is
a Honesdale. visitor this week.
Mr. and Mrs. H, R. James, of Lanes
boro, are guests of the latter'a parents
James P. Riley, of Pleasant Mount,
was a Honesdale visitor on Wednesday,
Percy .Lyman, proprietor of the Mil-
ford Inn, at Milford, Pike county, was
in Honesdale on Tuesday last.
Mrs. John Bauman and children
left on Wednesday for Scranton, where
they will spend Christmas with her Bis
-Geline Alexander, formerly of Sher
man, this county, now of Deposit, made
The Citizen sanctum a call on Wed
nesday. A marriage license has been issued
n Lackawanna county to Harry Steven
son, of Hawley, and Miss Ella Teeter,
Miss Anna Reed, who holds a good
position as stenographer in Binghamton,
is spending Christmas at her home in
Louis D. Menner, of New York city,
is spending a few days in town, at the
home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
-Earl L. L. Crocker and Leon Ross
have recently purchased Ludwig pianos,
and Miss Ina Mitchell a Munn piano of
W. J. Mclntvre.
George F. James is expected in town
the last of the week, for a brief visit with
his mother, Mrs. J. P. James, of East
Attorney William H. Lee, with his
wife and daughter, take dinner to-day
with James G. Wentz, of Wilkes-Barre,
a brother of Mrs. Lee.
Mrs. Nelson E. Bigelow has accepted
a clerkship in the Wayne County Savings
Bank, a position for which she is well
fitted by experience. Her penmanship
is remarkably fino.
Ten members of the Carbondale
Conductors' Club, wives of local rail
way conductors, spent Saturday at the
home of Conductor and Mrs. Nichols,
on 15th street.
Mrs. Noble A. Ray, of Chicago, is
visiting Honesdale relatives. Mr. Ray
has accepted a position at Bowling Green,
Ohio, and the family will make that
place their future home.
Mrs. Duncan MocTavish, of Cliff st.,
was prostrated by an attack of heart
trouble, whileshopping at Katz Brothers'
store, on Wednesday evening last. She
was taken to her home and attended by
Dr. P.- B. Peterson. The lady has been
a sufferer from a heart affection for some
Mrs. Raymond W. Charles, of New
York city, (formerly Miss Marcia Allen,
of Honesdale,) and her bright little boy,
Martin Allen Charles, both of whom
have been suffering from unusually se
vere and protracted attacks of typhoid
fever, are slowly improving, with most
encouraging prospects of ultimate com
In one of our pioneer families in Dy-
berry township to-day, there are George
E. Baker, aged 87 the 23d of next May,
Mark VanDeusen, his brother-in-law,
aged 86, the 4th of May next, and Mrs
(VanDeusen) Baker, 77 the20th of June
last. The combined ages of these three
of Wayne county's early residents amount
to 250 years.
The annual dinner of the New Eng
land Society of Northeastern Pennsyl
vania was given at the Hotel Jermyn, in
Scranton, on Tuesday evening last. Those
present from Honesdale were Homer
Greene, R. M. Stocker, A. T. Searle
Henry Z. Russell and John D. Weston
The officers of the society are as follows
President. Colonel L. A. Watres ; Vice
President, James G. Shepherd; Secre'
tary, W. H. JeBSup; Treasurer, James
Blair, Jr.; Chaplain, Rev. Dr. George E
Guild ; Historian. Homer Greene.
Mr. and Mrs. Alpheus W. Gates
were united in marriage at Jackson,
Susquehanna county, Dec. 23, 1840, the
ceremony being performed by the Rev
A. H. Fish. On "Wednesday last they
celebrated their sixty-second wedding
anniversary, at their home in Scranton
surrounded by their children and their
children's children, including Quincy
Adams Gates, their oldest child, born
in Scott township, this county, where
the family then and for years resided
Dec. 19, 1847. Attorney Q. A. Gates
read law with Wallers & Bentley, of
Honesdale, and was admitted to the bar
Dec. 2, 1873. For many years he has
practiced his profession in Wilkes
Carbondale Council, No. 239, Knights
of Columbus, will give a banquet in honor
of Judge-elect J. J. O'Neill, on Monday
evening, January 4th. Judge O'Neill
was the first Grand Knight of Carbon'
dale Council, and has always taken a
lively interest in the welfare of the or
ganization. Preceding the banquet ex
ercises, the newly elected officers of the
council will be installed by District Dep
uty T. E. Manion, of Hawley. "Follow'
ing the installation ceremonies at the
rooms the members of the council will
go in a body to Watt's hall. Mr. O'Neill
will be the principal speaker of the even
ing. Among the others who will deliver
addresses are Judge M. F.Sando, Mathew
Drown, Hon, John P. Quinnan, nf the
Scranton council; T. E.Mannion, district
deputy, and David L. Walsh, grand
knight of No. 320.
VTOTIOE OF ADMINISTRATION, ,
ll estate of
late ot the township of Dyberry, Pa.
All persons Indebted to said estate are noti
fied to make Immediate payment to the un
dersigned : and those having claims against
the said estate are notified to present them
duly attested (or settlement.
eolt8 W. t. LKMNITZEB, Executor.
The SHixlay Taperi
1 spent five cents for The Sunday Dart,
and hauled it home in a two-wheeled
cart ; I piled the sections up on the floor,
till they reached as high as the kitchen
door; I hung the chromos upon the
wall, though there wasn't room to hang
them all, and the yard was littered some
ten feet deep with "comic sections" that
made me weep ; and there were sections
of pink and green, a woman's section
and magazine, and sheets of music the
which if played would make an audience
quickly fade; and there were patterns
for women's gowns and also for gentle
men's hand-me-downs ; nnd a false
moustache and a rubber doll, nnd a deck
of cards and a parasol. Now men are
buBy with dray and cart a-hauling away
The Sunday Dart. Walt Mason, in the
"My Dixie Girl."
It is an oft quoted expression that
'There is nothing new under the sun,"
but Sadie Calhoun, tho nuthor of the
successful comedy drama, "My Dixie
Girl," has introduced to the stage a
character that is different in the heroine
of this popular play. It Is a character
best seen to be appreciated, and it is
ulraost Impossible to describe her under
standing. She will be at the Lyric on
Christmas afternoon nnd night, when
'My Dixie Girl" will be presented by a
company of excellent merit. The play
is a strong one, full of wit, humor and
clever dialogue. The scenes are laid in
and about the hills and valleys of old
Kentucky and admit of several beauti
ful stage pictures and musical interpo
lations. A lotof LadlM1 ninth nnnpn t.n nlnarniif
at Menner & Co.'s at very low prices.
Holiday Gifts !
MENNER & CO.
Store open evenings for holiday trade after December
12th to December 24th.
One Piece Dresses
Muffs and Boas
Fur Caps and Hats
The entire Stock of J. N. C.
Bader, consisting of Mens',
Youth's' Boys' and Children's
Suits, Overcoats, Ulsters, Hats,
Caps, Shirts, Waists, Under
wear, Sweaters, Gloves, Neck
wear, Collars, Suspenders and
MUST BE SOLD AT ONCE
REGARDLESS OF COST.
L. A. HELFERICH
Successor to J. N. C, BADER.
Mennek Co. will close out' their
winter stock of Ladies' cloaks and suits
at cut prices. 41ei7
FOR JOB PRINTING call at the Tho
Citizen Office. Bill Heads, Statements,
Letter Hoads, Circulars, Hand Bills,
Public Sale Bills, Programs, Tickot, Etc.
LYRIC THEATRE !
BENJ. Ilr DITIRICH, - - LESSEE AND KANAOEE
MATINEE AND NIGHT-'
The Dashing Little Comedienne
And her Superb Company, In the Success
ful Comedy Drama,
A Dollclitful Story ot Dixieland.
- Purine tho action ot tho play SI'EC
IALTIKS will be Introduced by Miss
Calhoun and other members of tho com
pany. DDIOCC . riAIN FLOOR. 3SandS0c
rniULO . BALCONY. 35 nd 35 cents
W SEAT SALE ut the box office, ut 9
p. m., Thursday. Dec. 34th.
SAVINGS BANK Election
Tho annual meeting of the stockholders of
the Wayne County Savings Hank for the
election of Directors, will be held at the
banking ollice, on
TUESDAY. JAN. 12, 1000, , , ,
between the hours of three nnd four o'clock,
n. m. II. S. SALMON, Cashlor.
Honesdale, Pa., Dec. 21. 1008. 45w3
Gloves and Mittens
Ties and Collars
Bath Robes, etc.
GIRLS' and f
Hoods -and Capes
Gloves and Hosiery
Mr. ana Mrs. Joseph C, Menner,