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INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPER. i BIBLE STUDY CLUB. Answer One Written Question Each Week For Fifty-Two Weeks and Win a Prize. THE PRIZES. First Series A gold medal to each of the first five contestants. 8econd Series A silver medal to each of the next five contestants. Third 8erles A Teacher's Bible, price $5.50, to each of the next five contestants. Fourth Series The book "The Heart of Christianity," price $1.50, to each of the next thirty-five contestants. Fifth Series A developed mind, an expanded Imagination, a richer exper ience and a more profound knowledge of the Bible and of life, to all who tako this course whether winning any other prize or not. Each medal will be suitably engrav ed, giving the name of the winner, and for what It Is awarded, and In like manner each Bible and book will be Inscribed. All who can write, and have ideas, are urged to take up these studies re gardless of the degree of their educa tion, as the papers are not valued from an educational or literary standpoint, but from the point of view of the cog ency of their reasoned Ideas. March 28th, 1909. ICopyright, 1908, by Rev. T. S. Linscott. D.D.) Temperance Lesson. Proverbs xxlll: 29-35. Golden Text At last it btteth like a serpent and sttngeth like an adder. Proverbs xxlll:32. Verses 29-30 Is strong drink as a beverage In so called moderation, good for any body? Do all who drink habitually receive Injury as a result? Should alcohol be used In any form as a medicine? Is U safe or prudent, for people In good health to take Intoxicating drink s a beverage? What classes In the community are Buffering from the drinking habit, di rectly and Indirectly? Why do athletes generally abstain from drinking when they are In train ing for a contest? What aro the signs by which you can nearly always tell a drinking man? Verses 31-32 What evil Is likely to result If any, when a good man, who does not drink, stands at the bar and "looks" on, while his companions are drinking? What can you say of a man who will not drink himself but treats others? How would you characterize a tem perance man who votes for a man, or a party, pledged to support the liquor traffic? How many evils can you trace to strong drink? Think of all the popular habits that tend to evil, and compare them with the evils of the drink habit, and say which habit Is the greater curse to the nation? What Is the fascination which draw3 so many thousands of victims to the drink habit? If the country towns and cities wero overrun with "serpents and "ad' iers," which were biting and causing the death of thousands, what steps would likely be taken to eradicate the plague? Seeing that all practically admit that the evils of the liquor traffic, are more virulent than "serpents" and "ad ders" could be, how do you explain the apathy of the nation in getting rid of this monster evil? (This question must be answered In writing by mem bers of the club.) Verse 33 Does licentiousness, and Impurity of thought, generally accom pany the appetite for strong drink, as this verse seems to suggest? Verses 34-35 Does drinking always produce moral, as well as physical anaesthesia, deadening the soul to the foulest crimes? Men under the influence of alcohol are often grievously hurt, sometimes almost frozen to death, and are uncon sctous of the hurt at the time, and when they get better keep on drink' lng. How do you account for it? Lesson for Sunday, April 4th, 1909. Peter and Cornelius. Acts x:l-4S Z Death of Henry H. Webb. The death of Henry II. Webb, for many years one of the most prominent residents of Dyberry township, was brief ly announced in our last issue. Rev. A. C. Olver kindly furnishes the following more extended tribute to his memory : Henry H. Webb, died at his home in Prompton early Thursday morning, March 18, 1009. The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church of that place, at one o'clock Saturday, the burial service of the Grange, of which organization lie was long an active mem ber, being used. Interment was made in Kiverdale cemetery, Honesdale. The Kev. W. E. Davis, of Wayniart, offciat- ed, assisted by the Rev. Geo. Lees, of Prompton. Deceased was a former resi dent of the Webb homestead, near Beth any, where he was born in 1842, and spent his life of sixty-seven years, ex cept a few months in Honesdale and Prompton. About one year ago, on ac count of failing health, it was thought best for him 'to retire from the farm where for thirty-seven years, together with his excellent wife, who survives him, he performed the duties it a very successful farmer. I lis married life covers a space of time reaching back to 1872, when he was married to Miss Hat- tie Bunnell, daughter of John and Ann Bunnell. Their children are Robert B., of Forest City, and William C, now in the west, both of whom are graduates from Dental colleges and are doing busi ness by themselves. The deceased was a man of energy and good will, characteristic of the fam ily from which he sprang, the iirst mem ber of which came to this country from England nearly one hundred years ago. The original Webb homestead is now owned by Charles Webb, a nephew ol the deceased,, who has replaced the old residence with one morn modern and sightly, and more in keeping with the broad and beautiful tields surrounding it, but it can hardly be a home of more precious memories than the structure which it has replaced. Mr. Webb was of a family of eight, born to Richard and Grace Webb, who were well known in this county. Two sisters only survive him : Mary E., wife of Rev. A. C. Olver, and Anna W., wife of Dr. W. T. Butler, of Honesdale. The sufferings of the deceased were intense as he neared theend. Every at tention was given to mitigate them, but still disease held its way and conquered His end was peaceful. Knowing the way of life, lie made the Bible and prayer his constant companions, and found the mercy that covers all our mistakes and sins, and saves us from their penalty and power. This sketch would be incom' plete should it fail to mention the kind attentions of friends, but most of all those of his faithful companion, who for many weary months, both night and day was constantly at his side. I lis sufferings wereendured with much resignation and without complaint. Thus are the landmarks being removed ; but so long as they leave an echo of victory behind them, we arp constrained to say AH is well. Train and Track. The Pennsylvania railroad when its lines under the Hudson river are com' pleted will run 400 trains- dally Into New York. Tho proposed electrification of the Prussian state railway system would equlre an outlay for the new equip' ment of about $152,500,000. When, in June, a through train serV' Ice is established between Galveston and Seattle It will exceed in length the run from San Francisco to New York. The distance Is almost 3,000 miles, nnd the trains will use the Texas and Brazos Valley, Fort Worth and Denver, Colorado and Southern, Chi cago, Burlington and Qulncy and Great Northern roads in covering It. The Reason. "Flossie dropped mel" "Break you?" "No, I was broke; that's why she 3roppcd me." A Bluffing Case. The suit case mail a daring bluff And chip on chip the bid would raise. How could lie know that euro enough The bis trunk held four trays? Stanford ChaparraL BKKJ E , uin THE CIOAH. OP t&TJJk.JLiT'J'. . TRIFLES THAT COUNT. Half a lemon dipped In salt will, do wonders In polishing brass and copper cooking utensils. A cup of sweet milk added to the water In which oatmeal Is cooked makes it much richer and adds to the flavor. Damp shoes are usually hard to pol ish. Try adding a drop or two of melted parafflu to the blacking, and they will polish up at onie. A simple way of testing eggs Is to add two ounces of salt to a pint of water and put the eggs In It. Good eggs will be found to sink, while doubtful ones will float. Candle grease may bo readily re moved from n cloth frock or n coat by laying blotting paper over tho spot and applying a hot Iron. The blotting pa per nbsorbs the greaso when the heat Is applied. Dry the tender leaves and small ends of the stalks of celery and keep for flavoring purposes. Parsley should be first dipped In boiling water to make It a bright green then dried in the oven. Relief from choking may be had by swallowing a raw egg Immediately. This will generally carry a flsh bone or other obstruction down which can not be removed from tho throat by the utmost exertion. Tho leaves of a rubber plant should bo washed once or twice with mill:. This makes them glossy. Give tho plant rich soil, drain It well, never al low It to get dry at the roots and keep It from the direct rays of the sun. Things Theatrical. Sarah Bernhardt Is going to revive "Cyrano do Bcrgcrac." William T. Hodgo will continue play ing In "The Man From Home" through out tho summer. Evan Vincent has been engaged for tho cast of "Tho nead oMlie House," In which Ada Lewis Is to star. The Shubcrts have obtained two English successes, "The Truants" nnd a musical comedy, "The King of Cal donla." Jack Lorlmer, a Scotch comedian, singer nnd dancer, has arrived to begin an engagement on this side of the At lantic. He was hero a few seasons ago. Facts From France. France has three-fifths of nn acre of forest to each Inhabitant. Conscription was Introduced Into France by Napoleon In 1708. A manufacturer of artistic furniture In Paris has just completed a chair1 the fore legs of which are of solid gold. Among the twenty-franc pieces In circulation In Franco are Belgian, Aus trian, Italian, Swiss and Russian gold coins to the extent of 14 per cent of the French coins Chloroform. Chloroform was discovered by Sam uel Guthrie in 1831. The Bearded Vulture. The lammagelr, or bearded vulture, of southern Europe Is known by the natives of the countries It inhabits as the "bone breaker" from its habit of dropping bones upon rocks from great heights to crack them, enabling It to get nt the marrow. Monster Moths. Gray and black agrlpplna moths are thirteen inches from wing tip to wing tip. The Word "Pean." "Paean" or "pean" nt first denoted a hymn to a help giving god, "Paean" having been a title of Apollo. By ex tension it may mean any song of tri umph or even-a song merely joyous. The Wine Product. Tho vineyards of tho world yield 3,554,410,000 gallons of wine a year. A Severe Winter. Tho winter of 1G58 was a hard one in Europe. Charles X. of Sweden crossed on the 'Ice the Little Belt, the strait between Funen and the penin sula of Jutland, with his whole army foot, horse,. baggage and artillery. Tho rivers in Italy bore heavy carriages. New Zealand's Wealth. New Zealand's wealth Is $1,500 per person and Is the highest of any coun try In the world. iSriOKE; BOB" HAMILTON 10 CENT SIRES AND SONS. Congressman' W. W. Cocks of Lone; Island wears a big soft black hat like William Jennings Bryan's. George W. Chllds Drexcl, the rich Philadelphia yachtsman, plans to crulso on the Paciflc coast In a steam yacht Captain William II. Kcft of Nahant Is a retired master mariner. He has thirteen sons. Eight of them aro mas ter mariners. The others follow the sea and live In hope. Champ Clark, leader of the Demo crats In the houso of representatives, Is fifty-eight years old nnd was born In Kentucky. He Is a tall, handsome man, with square shoulders and a big, deep chest. Daniel Davis of West Royalston, Mass., celebrated the one hundredth anniversary of his birthday Feb. 2. He Is still vigorous physically and men tally and contributes regulnrly to the columns of the village paper. Ex-Governor Folk of Missouri Is said to have Chautauqua bookings this year which will yield htra $17,500. Mr. Bry an, however, still leads the lecture pro cesslou with bookings for tho year to yield, It Is reported, $100,000. Sir Frederick Treves, tho eminent surgeon, In view of tho fact that a radium Institute Is to he opened In London, warns the public to accept with caution too sanguine reports of the efllcaey of tho now treatment. Captain Roald Amundsen lias been voted an appropriation of $18,000 by tho Norwegian storthing and will start next year on another polar expedition. Ho will refit his famous ship, the Fram, for the voyage and expects to bo absent five or six years. Short Stories. At tho present rate of Increase the population of tills country In 1910 will bo 100,000,000. Within forty-eight hours a New York pastor married seven couples, baptized nine children nnd officiated at three funerals. ' ' Army engineers, while boring for an additional water supply near the Sandy Hook reservation, have discov ered what Is thought to be a buried prehistoric forest. It lies 400 feet be neath the sand. The Onion club of Chicago has lived up to Its name with a nine course din ner of which every item, with the ex ception of bread and butter, was nn onion preparation." The club motto Is "In Onion There Is Strength." There are not enough captains and lieutenants fn the American army. Ex perts now say that the shortage is lit tle short of alarming and that a large per cent of the desertions from the ranks are due to the constant shifting of the officers. u The Royal Box. Queen Margherlta, mother of King Victor Emmanuel, is going to Japan next August. King Alfonso of Spain, tho most ar dent roynl motorist in Europe, has be come an honorary member of the Roy al Automobile Club of Great Britain. Tho king of Italy has accepted an honorary membership In the American Numismatic association. Victor Em manuel Is the author of nn authorita tive work on the coins of Italy from tho earliest days. The kaiser has decided to sell five of his castles. The estates to be sold are Jaegcrhof, near Dusseldorf; Benrath, In Westphalia; Stolzenfels and Bruehl, In the Rhenish provinces, and Castle Erdmannsdorf, In SUcsIa. Something New In Prizes. One of the favorite "bridge" prizes among the fashlonablo set this season Is a silver automobile flower holder. Theso attractive novelties have met with great success since their Intro duction, not long ago, and nearly every smartly equipped limousine car has a decorative attachment of this style. Many of the holders aro conical in shape, though other designs are stralghter, with fancy ornamentation In embossed worjc, in engraving or in jewel setting. The tiny sliver vase is attached to tho inside of the car, either In the corner or below tho win dow frame, and can bo removed qulto easily. It will hold either water or damp wool, and flowers placed in the receptacle retain their freshness sev eral hours. It Is the fashion, of course, for each woman to havo her favorite flower In her car. A "bridge" prize of this kind can later bo decorated with the winner's Initials. CIGAR. Brothers After taking an- inventory we find we have a number of broken lots of MEN'S and HOYS' SUITS, which we will dispose of At a Reduction of 40 per cent. $4.00 Children's Overcoats -.75 Fleece Lined Underwear .50 and 25c Neck Ties -.50, 75c and $1 Colored Shirts .50 Golf Gloves .50 Caps .75 Caps 1.00 Caps Trunks, Dress-suit REDUCED 33 1 The Era of New Mixed Paints ! This year opend witn a deluge of new mixed paints. A con dition brought about by our enterprising dealers to get some kind of a mixed paint that would supplant CHILTON'S MIXED PAINTS. Their compounds, being new and heavily advertised, may find a sale with the unwary. THE ONLiY PLACE IN HONESDAliE AUTHOKIZED TO HANDLE IsJADWIN'S PHARMACY. There are reasons for the pre-eminence of CHILTON PAINTS; lst-No one can mix abetter mixed paint. 2d The painters declare that it works easily and has won derful covering qualities. 3d Chilton stands back of it, and will agree to repaint, at his own expense, every surface painted with Chilton Paint that proves defective. 4th Those who have used it are perfectly satisfied with it, and recommend its use to others. WHEN THE ENGINE COMES s no time to be regretting your neglect to get insured. A little 3are beforehand is worth more than any amount ot re gret. KRAFT & CONGER, General Insurance Agents HONESDALE, PA. $ 2.00 .39 V2 25 39 .39 .50 .75 Cases and Valises - 3 PER CENT. CHILTON'S MIXED PAINTS. JOSEPH N. WELCH Fire B 0 LJ I si fl c The OLDEST Fire Insurance Agency in Wayne County. Office: Second floor Masonic Build ing, over C. C. Jadwin's drug store, Honesdale. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION, ESTATE OK HENRY O.SILKMAN, Into ot the township of Lake, Pa. AH persons Indebted to suld estate aro notl J lied to make immediate payment to the un dersigned : and those having claims against the suld estate are notltlcd to present them duly attested for settlement. CHARLES II, WELLES. Executor. Seranton. Pa. FRANCES GARDNER SILKMAN. Executrix, Muplewuod, Pa. A.T, Senrle, Honesdale, Pu Welles it Torrey, Scranlon. Pa., Attorneys for estate, Honesdale, Feb. 8. liKW.