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Before, During and After
JUST A REMINDER OF THE DATES
From 18-14 Down, In Five Year
.lumps Incidents of Loral In
terest CoverhiK Tuo-tliiriN
of u Century.
Five years n(?o :
Golf grounds fold lo lion. George S.
1'urdy ami K. 0. Muinfonl, bv executors
of Iteers estate.
Hall name between llonesdale Kagles
and Wyoming Seminary club, former
winning ." to L
Walter L. Iains's circus advertised.
llonesdale Telephone Co. chartered.
Krie l!l!. excursion, llonesdale to
Koss Park, Uinliamtoii.
Klijab Hickard and son i'.ert quite
badly injured in a runaway accident in
Hemainsof l'.ertoii McLean, victim of a
railroad accident at Lauesboro, brought
to Cherry Itidge. for interment.
Hardware store of Dodge & Krk bur
glarized. (!oods to the amount of $'.'00
lion. A. 1?. (iamme.ll, of ilethany,
drawn to serve on IT. S. District Court
jury. Mr. (lammell died on the 2d of
the previous month.
llonesdale defeated the Scranton Alum
ni at base ball !) to r.
The body of Michael Hellman, drowned
four weeks previously, found in the
Lackawaxen at Hawluy.
llishop Talbot continued a class of
nineteen at Grace church.
Miss Katharine Kiefler sailed for Ger
many to visit her parents in Wurtem
berg. Mrs. Fred. I. Keen broke both bones
of her right forearm by a fall.
Ten years ago :
Cold snap; fires needed in residences
and places of business.
National Elevator Works employing CO
skilled workmen, having greatly increas
ed the output of the establishment.
Philip Hagen died in Fast llonesdale,
aged til years.
Thomas Quinney died in llonesdale,
aged (ill years.
Daniel Taylor's house on I'nion Hill,
- John ("Blind") McCarty, an old resi
dent of llonesdale, died in Scranton,
aged 80 years.
Mrs. F.'IJ. IVniiimaii celebrated her
S!)tb birthday, Saturday. May L'7th. (She
will be !)!) to-morrow.)
Mrs. William 1!. Holme visited her
daughter, Mrs. F. C. Mills, in Boston,
who was quite ill.
James H. 1'inckney resigned his po
sition at the Gravity station, and entered
the employ of the Durlaiid-Thoinpson
Kev. J. V. Moylan, assistant of I!ev.
Thomas M. Hanley, of St. John's (K.
C.) church, transferred to Scranton. -
Fifteen years ago :
Mrs. Francis II. Crago died in Alden
ville, aged 2i years and (i months.
Prohibition convention in the Court
House, 10. K. Curtis, of Berlin, presid
ing. Win. II. Moore, of South Canaan,
nominated for Associate Judge, and S.
1'. Jones, of Buckingham, and John S.
Welsh for Representatives.
Mrs. Luciuda Hyde Beardslee died in
Dyberry. Interment at Indian Orchard.
Klizn It. Jervis, widow of John U.
Jervis, in whose honor Port Jervis was
named, died at Home, N. Y., in her 84th
Geo. II. Lancaster, of Dreher, repre
sented Wavne county in the Republican
State Convention, at Harrisburg.
Andrew li. Dunsinore, of Wellsboro,
Tioga county, and Miss Sadie E. Ball, of
East strept, married at the home of the
Mrs. Patrick Gibney died, aged 08
Extensive fire in the Peterscn-Nielsen
building, Main street. Among the prin
cipal sufferers, besides the owners of the
building, were the Knights of Honor,
Koyal Arcanum, Koyal Oak Benefit
League, Heptasophs and the Exchange
Club, whoso lodge rooms were in the
second and third stories.
Charter granted to the llonesdale
Electric Railway Company; capital, $."0,
000. John S. Jadwin died in Carbondale,
aged 40 years. Ho was a brother of Hon.
C. C. Jadwin.
The Kirmess given with great success,
realizing a net profit of $1,100.
Edward Goodman's suit for damages
for injuries received against the D. & II.
Canal Co., tried. Verdict for $5,000 in
favor of Goodman.
Twenty years ago :
The Irving Cliff hotel burned on Tues
day evening, May 28th. It was to have
been formally opened by J. W. Almy,
on the 22d of the next month. The
property was valued at $90,000. The
total insurance was $13,000.
Martin Knee taken to the Huntingdon
Dr. J. G. Harper, of Waymart, and
Miss Emma Eaton married at Hornells-
ville, N. Y.
11. Manville and family removed to
their Farview residence.
Memorial Day services held in the
Opera House. Sermon by Kev. II. C.
Ella M., daughter of Ed. E. Avery, of
Dyberry, died of scarlet fever, aged 1"
Oil well at Ilawley drilled to the
depth of 700 feet.
George A. Jessup, cashier of the Scran
ton City Bank, arrested on a charge of
embezzlement of $100,000 of the bank's
Hon. William II. Dimmick addressed
a meeting in favpr of Prohibition, at
Equinunk. Hon. W. M. Nelson pre
sided. Twenty-live years ago.
Hlsht Itov. Dr. Whitehead, Bishop
of Pittsburg, administered the rite
of confirmation in Grace church.
Small lire in MeKanna's copper
Chemical works at Ball's Eddy
burned to the ground. Loss $12,000.
Chorus of onu hundred singers
participated In the llonesdale Motnor-.
ial Day exercises.
Death, May 24, 18S-1, of Mrs. Har
riet W. Waller, widow of Judge C.
P. Waller, who died August 18th,
1SS2. Airs. Waller's mother, Mrs.
Henry W. Stone, died July 30, 1S7U,
and her father August 20, 1881.
Uev. II. C. Swent.el delivered the
Memorial Day sermon in Grace
church subject: " No Discharge,"
based on Eccl. 8:S, "There is no dis
charge In that Wnr."
Midshipman Win. J. Grambs grad
uated at tliu IT. S. Naval Academy at
Annapolis. (He Is now a leading
citizen of Seattle, Washington).
Barbara Jeltz badly lnujrcd by a
fall down a stairway at the graded
Miss Amanda Ham seriously hurt
In a runaway accident at Berlin Cen
ter. Thirty years ago.
John Kotrlck, a brakeman on an
Erie coal train killed at Millville on
the Branch, by being run over, while
coupling the cars.
William Lloyd Garrison, abolition
ist, died in New York City.
William Matthews, formerly of
llonesdale, seriously ill in Scranton.
Dwellings of William Hogan, Philip
Breidensteln and Fred. Seelig, on the
Bentley Hill road, near the covered
bridge, destroyed by fire in conse
quence of a defective Hue.
The celebrated Marathon walking
match between Aaron DeWitt and
John Uelibein, took place on the fair
ground track. DeWitt was 2G years
old and Bobbin 40. DeWitt won in
old and Hehbein 4(j. DeWitt won in
li hours and 50 minutes; Hehbein
having covered l'J 1-2 miles in the
same time. The btake was $50.
Uev. Alexander Cablet- died in
Equinunk, aged 81 years.
John W. Schoell and Miss Lizzie
Ungemach married by Uev. F. A.
Uertzberger of the llonesdale German
Thirty-live years ago.
Death of Beatrice Baker, ("Little
Beba,") adopted daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. E. A. Penninian, aged 2 years,
1 1 months and ! days.
Slight lire at the residence of Geo.
Organ for the new Methodist
church installed. Dedicated by Prof.
George W. .Morgan.
Death of Mrs. Lizzie (Dimmick)
Baldy, at Charlotte, N. ('. She was a
niece of Miss Lavinia Dimmick, and
her remains were brought here for
interment in Glen Dyberry cemetery.
.Miss Jennie Brownscombe was
awarded the llrst premium, $20 and
a gold watch, in the exhibition of the
life school of the New York Academy
of Fine Arts.
Ed. B. Wood brought to the Allen
House sixteen trout weighing sixteen
pounds, caught in the Equinunk
Forty years ago.
Jacob Samuel brutally assaulted by
a rowdy in the street.
Teachers' Institute being held in
Liberty Hall. Jeremiah E. Hawker
County Supt., presiding. Miss Buth
Terrel gave a remarkably line exer
cise in Mental Arithmetic.
Monument in honor of Capt. James
Ham erected by Honesdale Lodge No.
218 A. Y. M. In Glen Dyberry ceme
tery. The address was delivered by
Uev. W. J. Judd.
The Mission Sunday school cele
brated its tenth anniversary at Lib
Big llreman's parade, all borough
Death of Martin O'Bellly, son of
Thomas O'Uellly, in Damascus, aged
Gold closed in New York forty
years ago today at 141.
Forty-five years ago.
Ezra B. Pellett and Miss Mary
Ann Lord married In Hawley by Uev.
H. Van Horton.
Julius Baum and Miss Clara Wal
ler, formerly of Honesdale, married
In San Francisco, Cal.
A barn on the Schoonover place
above Honesdale struck by lightning
C. S. Minor has gone to Fredericks
burg, Va., to help care for wounded
Del. & Hud. Coal Co. paying labor
ers employed on their works in
Honesdale $1,75 per day.
Stone, Uosston & Co's great New
York Circus and Indian Exhibition
combined, exhibited on the Silk Mill
Fifty years ago.
Samuel A. Terrel married to Miss
Lizzie Pinckney, by Uev. Uriah Scott,
of Grace Church.
A. G. Forbes sold his HonesdaleNews
Agency to James Ham, (later Captain
Jnmes Ham, after whom the Honesdale
G. A. It. post is named,)
The Post Office department notilled
the public that they must lick the
stamps placed on their own letters.
Gun. Uussel F. Lord, Jr., appointed
a delegate to the People's State Con
vention at Harrisburg.
John Brown purchased the up-town
hotel, (now Hotel Wayne) and hisbrotb
cr, Henry W. was placed in charge as
Samuel E. Dimmick (afterward At
torney General of Pennsylvania) report
ed, as Secretary of the Honesdale Town
Council, the collection of $20 in sub
scriptions for a plank sidewalk to bo
laid around the public square. The
money was paid in to 'A. 11. Uussell,
Fifty-live years ago.
The democrats of the borough fired a
salute in honor of the passage of the
Josepli Gary, of llonesdale, married
to Miss Elizabeth B. Barrett, of Bethany,
by Kev. A. Barker.
Honesdale Mill family Hour $10.50 a
Big strike of boatmen on the Del. &
Hud. Canal ended. Eleven hundred
boats lost the time in which a full trip
to llondoul could have been made, in
volving a loss to the men of $114,(150.
This with cost of subsistence, etc.,
brought the loss to the boatmen up to
M. H. Cobb, later of the New Dawn,
and later still of the Wellsboro Agitator
(Tioga Co.) married to Miss A. Eliza
beth Jenkins, of Pronipton, by Uev. Mr.
A Methodist Conference Seminary re
commended by the Ministerial Associa
tion, at a meeting in Waymart. D. C.
Olmstead, N. Hounds and Z. S. Kellogg
constituted the committee reporting in
favor of the institution.
Sixty years ago.
232 boats cleared for the week
on the Del. & Hud. canal, carrying
ll,.'5(iS tons of coal. Cleared for
the season, to date, 52,819 tons.
300 cords of wood wanted at the
Tracyville glass factory.
Albert 11. Uussell elected Chief
Burgess of Honesdale; Stephen D.
Ward assistant burgess, and Steph
en Torrey, Samuel E. Dimmick, J.
F. Lord, Thomas Ham and William
Turner, town councilmen.
William W. Sanger commenced
practice in Honesdale as a physician
and surgeon. (He subsequently
became an eminent author of books
devoted to his profession.)
The section of the Erie railroad
between llinghamton and Owego
opened to the public.
Sixty-five years ago.
Montrose bank resumed business,
and under direction of Cashier T.
P. St. John declared itself ready to
meet all liabilities.
James' Kennedy, son of Nathan
Kennedy of Mt. Pleasant, killed by
the accidental discharge of a gun
which he was cleaning.
Rev. Alonzo Potter, D. D., ap
pointed Bishop of the Diocese of
Pennsylvania of the Protestant
Odd Fellows' Lodge hall formally
opened at the corner of 2d and 5th
While an ash pole 25 1 feet in
height was being raised by the
Whigs of Luzerne county, at Provi
dence, now a part of Scranton, a
rope which had been tampered with
broke, and the pole fell, badly in
juring two men who were helping
in the raising.
TO EXCHANGE HUSBANDS.
This is What They Are (Join;; to do
Des Moines, May 23. Wives of
Louis H. Hough, proprietor of a
packing plant, and F. U. Hancock,
a wealthy broker, who has made a
fortune in wheat within the past
few weeks, have petitioned for di
vorce in the district court in order
that they might swap husbands.
Both petitions allege cruel and
Inhuman treatment, and botli were
withdrawn as soon as filed so that
their contents might not be learned
by the newspapers. Later Han
cock admitted that he and Hough
had fallen in love with each other's
wives, and their friends predict a
double wedding following the pro
curing of divorce decrees by the
two women, who have been com
rades for years.
Hough recently attracted atten
tion when he failed In the live stock
business for over $100,000. At
the bankruptcy hearing one of his
creditors drew a revolver. Hough
isappearcd for three months. He was
finally found on Long Island, return
ed and was discharged as a bank
rupt, promising to pay off , his in
debtedness. He started a packing
plant and is making money rapidly.
Hough was sued for divorce once
before, and when his former wife
had procured a divorce he married
the woman who is now plaintiff.
Italia Garabaldi, a granddaughter
of the great Italian patriot, Is at the
head of the Methodist Girl's Home
School at Home. Miss Garibaldi Is
a Methodist, a graduate from a Meth
odist school In Home.
CATTLE DISEASE LAID
TO INFECTED VIRUS
Two Drug Firms Are to Blame for
This Terrible Disease.
Washington, May 23. According
to a bulletin of the Department of
Agrlcu-iiro which will be made pub
lic in a few days the presence of
foot and mouth diseaso among
American cattle lies at the door of
two groat drug firms. H. K. Mul
ford & Co., of Philadelphia, made
.in importation of vaccine some time
ago. Tills virus, it is alleged, was
Infected with foot and mouth dis
easo. Parke, Davis & Co., of Detroit,
purchased n consignment of this
vaccine from the Mulford concern,
and after making use of it In the
regular manner on their cattle, ac
cumulated as much of a supply of
the vaccine as they desired, and as
soon as the "cow-pox" virus had
time to work out its course, these
cattle, supposedly free from dis
ease, were sent to a Detroit stock
yard. The vaccine had done its work,
and these cattle were suffering from
foot and mouth disease. From the
Detroit stockyard the scourge spread
until foot and mouth disease was
prevalent throughout a part of the
country. An epidemic was threat
ened, but at tho present time the
spread of the disease lias been ap
Lax methods of Inspection by the
Government olllclals charged with
the duty of guarding the public
health from outside contagion were
found by Dr. J. H. Mohler, head of
the Pathological Bureau, and tho
olllclals of the Bureau of Animal
Industry of the Agricultural De
partment, to bo responsible.
Efforts were made by Secretary
Wilson to secure the enactment of
a law by Congress vesting the De
partment of Agriculture with au
thority to Inspect and report on all
virus imported. The bill introduc
ed with this object In view failed of
passage. As a result of the de
partment's activity, new regulations
have been adopted by the Marine
Hospital Service of the Treasury
Department, charged with inspection
of the virus under the existing law,
to prevent a repetition of the con
ditions responsible for the spread
of the foot and mouth disease.
Anti-vacciriation societies through
out tho country are taking advant
age of the situation to point out
the dangers that lurk in vaccine.
They are quoting Senator Dolliver
in support of their contention that
vaccination is a menace to health.
"The investigation revealed- that
this virus," said Senator Dolliver,
" used upon calves in the District
of Columbia communicated the foot
and mouth diseaso to them. The
investigation showed that tho dis
ease is almost universal In the
countries of Europe and Asia, Japan,
the Philippine Islands, and in prac
tically all the countries from which
we import our medical viruses, in
cluding tho vaccine for smallpox and
"There could bo no more horri
ble situation than the compulsory
vaccination laws of tho United
States administered in connection
with the free and uninspected ad
mission ol infected virus to be sold
ml distributed everywhere among
Senator Warren is quoted as de
claring that the Department of Ag
riculture spent $350,000 to stamp
out the foot and mouth disease in
New England six years ago and that
it .spent more than $250,000 in
stamping out tho second attack.
A NAHHOW ESCAPE.
John Hart and Charles Sutton,
painters, had a narrow escape from
deatli in a weird form in tho receiv
ing chapel of the Dunmore cemetery
on Wednesday last. They wore en
gaged in applying a chemical prepar
ation in the dome of the chapel de
signed to cover concrete, filling the
ports to prevent "sweating," Power
ful acid like fumes are emitted by
the preparation that has "laughing
gas" beaten to a frazzle if a person
happens to inhale a little too much.
Hart was sent into the dome first,
and very soon his employer, Gardner,
heard him singing and laughing al
ternately In the most happy manner,
and thought what fine shape his
painter was in. But strange to say,
Gardner didn't find quite as much of
tho dome covered as would naturally
result with a workman in such a
happy mood, and put Sutton on the
job to help him.
The only ventilation is through an
aperture about eighteen inches in di
ameter through which the men climb
ed to get inside tho dome. An extra
man meant an extra pail of the pre
paration, and consequently tho
strength of the aroma was doubled.
Along toward 11 o'clock Gardner
caught the sound of unusual laughter
and singing which increased, and
Gardner couldn't help but wonder
what two splendid workmen he had
and how finely they got along to
gether. Later, however, not a sound
emitted from the dome and Gardner
began investigating. Ho called to
each of the men In turn but an omin
ous greeted him. Climbing up a
ladder to the top of the dome and
peering In, Gardner started back, his
breath cut off by an overpowering
odor. Tho vault was filled with the
fumes of the preparation. Hart lay
on one side of tho dome and Sutton
on the other, unconscious. In a mo
ment It entered Gardner's head that
the fumes .were getting in their dead
ly work and with the assistance of a
brother of Sutton the unconscious
men were gotten out of the vault and
carried Into the open. Telephone
calls were hastily sent to soveral doc
tors and Dr. Miles Gibbons was the
first to respond. Dr, Gibbons worked
over the men until into the afternoon.
Sutton was resusltated first. When
he got on his feet he broke away
from tho men holding him and dash
ed madly through the cemetery. Tho
fumes caused a sort of wild Intoxica
tion and fearing that he would kill
himself on a tombstone Dr. Gibbons
and the others chased after him.
When they captured him thoy had to
throw It 1 in on tho ground and sit on
him for a while. When the intoxi
cation wore off Sutton suffeied a
llerco headache. Hart was brought
around alter it while but profiting by
their earlier experience he did not get
a chance to show his Btrength like
Sutton. By 3 o'clock both men were
suflleieiitly recovered to be removed'
home in a cab. Dr. Gibbons stated
that tho fumes emitted by the prepar
ation were worse than mine gas and
that his experience was one of the
most peculiar lie had met witli dur
ing his practice.
He Go- Off Easy.
Mrs. Exe Gocd-by. I'm sorry my
husband isn't in. I wish I knew some
way of keeping him at homo a little
Mrs. Wyo Let him buy a motor
Mrs. Exe Why, he'd be out more
than ever then.
Mrs. Wye Oh, tear no! Mrs. Dash
er tells me her husband bought a
motor a few days age, and tho doctor
--ays he won', bo out for six weeks.
H. C. HAND. Phrhiiibnt.
W. B. HOLMES, Vice Phes.
We want you to understand the reasons for the ABSOLUTE SECURITY
of this Bank.
WAYNE COUNTY SAVINGS BANK
HAS A CAPITAL OF - - - $100,000.00
AND SURPLUS AND PROFITS OF - 355,000.00
MAKING ALTOGETHER - - 455,000.00
EVERY DOLLAR of which must be lost before any depositor can loseal'l'JlNJNY
It has conducted a growing and successful business" for over 35 years, serving
an increasing number of customers with lldelitv and satisfaction.
Its casli funds are protected by MODERN 'STEEL VAULTS.
. All of these tilings, coupled with conservative management. Insured
by the CAitliFUI. PKUSOXAI, ATTENTION constantly given the
Hunk's affairs by n notably able Hoard of Directors assures tho patrons
of that SUP1MCMK SAFKTY which Is the prime essential of a sood
Total Assets, -
8" DEPOSITS MAY BE MADE BY MAIL. "On
11. t HANI).
A.T. SKA I! I.E.
T. 1!. C'LAKK
Over 27.000 lbs.
Tho No. 40 Is the popular Flat Land Plow. We also keep in istock the No. K. 19. 20 and
W Iron Beam. Nearly 2,000 sold In Wayne county. The following Sub-Agents keep stock of
Plows and Kepalrs on baud : J. K. Tilfnny, Pleasant Mount; W. K. Shatter, Varilen, Pa.:
s. Woodmansee, I.uku t'omo : II. X. Parley. Huuinunk ; A.J. Abrahams, (lalllee : Prank O.
Brown Hoadleys : O. W. Shatter, (icorgctown : Setb Ilortrce. Sterling; V. K. Kellum.
Lcdccdalu; V. E. Corey (ireentown, and Wutts's Honesdale and Hawley stores.
The Oliver Sulky Plow Cannot be Beat !
Honesdale and! rp AIT A M W A TTQ Honesdale and
Hawley Stores W AHA lY! YV A 1 1 d Hawley Stores
Sash. Doors, minds, Front Sash Poors. Sewer Pipe
and Builders' Hardware of KVKKV Description.
AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS: a?IfturLVvlVa.5fo,,
Ing Machines. Iron, Gravel and Tarred Booting, Barb Wire, Woven Fence Wire, Poultry
Netting, Lime and Cement.
on short notice
HOT AIR and
PLUMBING in all
This company is preparing to do extensive construction
work in the
Honesdale Exchange District
which will greatly improve the service and enlarge the
Patronize the Independent Telephone Company
which reduced telephone rates, anddo not contract for any
other service without conferring with our
Contract Department Tel. No. 300.
CONSOLIDATED TELEPHONE CO. of PENNSYLVANIA.
After taking a' vote which stood
820 yeas and 40 noes the Gardnor
Vincent Co., will produce for two
nights only, at the Lyric theatre,
Thursday and Saturday, the raging
New York success, "Sapho." It ran
one solid year in New York when
Miss Olga Nethorsole made it a
Connoisseurs of literature liavo
pronounced it a classic, and claim it
teaches a better moral than "Cnmlllo"
or "East Lynne."
The action of the first act takes
place at a French Ball, where Jean
Gaussln meets Fanny Lo Grand, who,
owing to having posed for a statue
of the Goddess of Music, "Sapho,"
has been called Sapho. After that
the story is similar to "Camllle,"
only calls for bigger dramatic scenes
The actress who portrays tills fam
ous part is called upon -to run the
whole gamut of emotions, and will
give Miss Vincent more opportunity
than she lias over had before. That
she will avail herself of every oppor
tunity goes without saying it. Mr.
Gardner will put all the lire and
dash into Jean, and an augmented
east of some local favorites will be
necessary to produce this great play,
and without doubt It will be tho
dramatic event of the season.
Seats tire now on sale .and the In
dications are that two big houses will
witness "Sapho." Prices still pre
vail the same, 10, 20, 30, and 50
cents; no higher even for this big
Souvenir cards of Miss Vincent
and Mr. Gardner given to purchasers
of orchestra seats on Monday, Tues
day and Wednesday.
II. S. SALMON, Casiiieh
W. J. WARD, Ahs't Cashier
J. SMITH, W. H. HOLMES
UONltl - .l!. F. P. KI.UW.K
SUYDA.M. II. 8. SALMON
the Lead !
of Plows uml Kepalrs received In March,
THIS t'l'T SHOWS Till-:
56 SIDE HILL.
also have No. 7. a size smaller.