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JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT
,. Judge Robert Von Moschzlsker,
A. E. S1SSOX,
j of Erie.
, STATE TREASURER,
Jeremiah A. Stober,
W. H. Rulloek.
The reduction In the price of oil
doesn't mean that John D. Rocke
feller Is getting soft under his left
ribs. Oh, no. He's just trying to
strangle a few more independent oil
The bumpy "sculper" who de
signed the Lincoln cent, Is very
much aggrieved because the Initials
of his name cannot appear on the
said cent. It's a wonder he didn't
substitute his own "mug" for the
face of Lincoln.
The Philadelphia division, No.
102, Order of Railroad Telegraph
ers, has conferred an unusual honor
upon State Treasurer John O.
Sheatz. The organization has passed
a resolution "unanimously endors
ing Mr. Sheatz for any elective office
to which he may aspire."
The U. S. Agricultural Department,
after mature deliberation, has de
cided that "stones and seeds do not
make wine." The decision of the
Board, unless reversed, will force
the producers of many popular
brands to label their wines "imita
tion." .More than that. It will only
permit wine which is actually im
ported from the Rhine or made
from grapes grown in Germany to ho
labelled "Rhino wine." An appeal
from the Board's decision will be
made by wine manufacturers.
When a law is passed, making
it a misdemeanor, punishable with
line and imprisonment to publish in
any newspaper an advertisement
o. account of any prize-light, then
decent people will no more lie dis
gusted with accounts of brutal ex
hibitions of that kind, and the ex
hibitions themselves, will cease.
The newspaper is undeniably the
only agent which keeps the brutal
sport in existence. When it ceases
making heroes of brutes, then the
"slugger" is out of business. This
statement doesn't need any bolster
ing. All branches of business affected
by the new tariff law are rapidly ad
justing themselves to the amended
schedules, and the ending of the
reriod of uncertainty as to the rates
of duty to be imposed has already
ihad the effect of stimulating trade,
and especially In those lines which
have been slow in reviving from the
late depression. Reports from all
the important cities In all the lead
ing trades are most encouraging.
Nothing Is apparently lacking to
complete the evidences, which have
been accumulating during the past
few weeks, of a full recovery from
the deadening effects of the crisis of
1907, and the revival now gives
promise of a rapidity without paral
lel in the records of American busi-1
ness. At least that's what Dun's
Review of Saturday says.
The United States Steel corpora
tion has begun the process of elimin
ating from Its mills all those of
pronounced union tendencies who
might with reason be suspected of
scattering seeds of unionism among
other workmen. Many of the cor
porations' lino workmen have in the
last two weeks been discharged from !
the employ of mills where they had '
long worked and on inquiring tho
causo of dischargo were told that
they had talked too much or too
loud. And in most cases those j
thus discharged have found on in-
(lulling for work at other plants of!
the Steel corporation that thero was
no work for them, a black-list linv-J
Ing apparently been prepared.
Over 200 former well-known union
men have been discharged. It's
ovidorM" war to tlio knife with tho
stt i icvor'tion.
The telegraph brings news of a
mllllon-dollnr fire In Glasgow. We
nre sorry for the "bonny Scots."
Here's n startler! It has been
discovered thnt some of the recently
discovered counterfeit U. S. m eon
backs nre made In Italy.
Rurroo! While people in this,
country are sweltering with heat, i
South Africa is enjoying a heavy I
snow storm, according to Wednes
day's dispatches from Johannesburg.'
Things are becoming somewhat '
twisted In the weather maker's
Not since 1S59 has a child been
born In the Robert E. Lee mansion
at Arlington Relghts, overlooking '
Washington, D. C, until Tuesday
last, when a daughter was there
born to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. ',
Ithoades. Mrs. Rhoades Is a daugh- !
ter of H. C. Magoon, superintendent (
of the Government cemetery there.
The rain of the present week was
not so copious as in this locality as
further north and east, but It was
enough to soak the ground, so that
roots of trees have been reached.
If not enough to fill springs and
creeks, the moisture has been suf
ficient to somewhat revive vegeta
tion, although too late to save
it is said that wife desertions are
increasing in New York city to an j
appalling degree. Two years ago i
the financial stress was assigned as j
a reason but as there is no dimlnu-j
tlon in the offense but Instead an .
increase the matter becomes a prob- j
lem. In one day in a Brooklyn :
Chartles offlce fifty-five complaints
of abandonment were received. One '
of the potent reasons assigned is the
cost of living.
The Harrisburg Telegraph calls
attention to the fact that being a
Pennsylvania state senator is not i
conducive to longevity. Between j
the adjournment of the state senate
of 1007 and the convening of that
of 1909 four senators died Vare of
Philadelphia? lleidelbaugh, of Lan
caster; Rowland, of Pike, and Cun
ningham, of Allegheny. Since the
adjournment of the legislature of
1909 two senators have died Dur
ham, of Philadelphia, and Crawford,
The sham battles between the
"Reds" and the "Blues" at Middle
boro, Mass., under the direction of
military commanders of this coun
try, are the most monumental ex
amples of silly monkeyshines ever
witnessed. It is conclusive evidence
of "bravery," of course, to charge
into a "scathing fire" of unloaded
guns. It is simply nauseating, the
whole idiotic business. There will
be real fighting enough for tills coun
try never fear without any such
uneducating yet expensive horse
play. PURE FOOD CHAMPION AS
SAILED. The Philadelphia North American
comes manfully to the defence of
Dr. Wiley, and raps his enemies,
"Denver will see an unprecedented
sight next week. One man will
stand alone, assailed by a combina
tion of enemies more powerful than
ever before confronted a single gov
United in an unrelenting desire to
discredit Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, the
chief chemist of the Department of
Agriculture and the Board of Food
and Drug Inspection, and drive him
from the public service, are the Beef
Trust with its "jungle" record,
Standard Oil with its glucose cheats,
the makers of bogus liquors, the
united food poisoners of the coun
try, the oleomargarine manufactur
ers, the misbranders of medicines
and adulterators of drugs and all
the political allies and dependents
of these varied interests, who see
In Wiley the one great obstacle to
a continuance of their past profits
made by swindling and poisoning
But the assaults of these will not
bo the strangest feature of the an
nual convenion of the Association
of State and National Dairy and
Dr. Wiley for thirty years has
licon a worker In a branch of tho
Department of Agriculture. Tho
cabinet officer who is at tho head
of that department will bo on hand
on this occasion with numerous as
sistants and tho full body of the
Romson board chemists not to sup
port, but to discredit his subordin
ate, who is forced to remain In
W. .-.'.linston, so tlinr he cannot spoil:
;i: li's own d''fin'o.
And against all this opposition
Wiley stands nlone save for the sup
port of the scientific nnd best medi
cal thought of the country. He is
no politician. About the only
product of modern business prob
ably that he would be utterly unable
to analyze is a "pull."
He has only his knowledge, his
recltude, his courage, his devotion
to duty, his honorable record of
achievements against great odds for
the saving of human life and the
safeguarding of public health, and
the confidence of all disinterested
Americans In one of their ablest and
most honorable public servants to
sustain his cause.
The forces massed against him
with the tnclt assent, If not the com
plete approval, of the national ad
ministration may not overwhelm
him on this occasion. For most of
these state food and dairy commis
sioners are courngeous, honest and
Later he may be officially dis
credited and overborne. But even
then, as now, we think that there
will be something of the rarely
heroic In the unflinching stand of
Dr. Harvey Wiley for the people
against his own interests and against
such tremendous odds."
It is officially stated that "Sa
lome," the costumes In which are
noticeable by their absence, is to
bo replaced by "Radha," and that
the clothing in the former play has
been cut down to meet the require
ments of the latter. It will prob
At New Brunswick, N. J., Etta
White, cashier In a store, has a
poisoned face, caused, It Is stated
by her physician, from handling
greenbacks, and then resting her
face upon her hands. Always scrub
your hands well, after handling a
few thousand greenbacks, dear
People at Coney Island were wit
nesses to one of the highest tides
that has visited that locality in
many years Tuesday. The Rlcca
donna Hotel at Sea Breeze avenue
and Ocean Parkway was almost
completely surrounded by water,
and Sea Side Park was partly inun
dated. The water also covered the
railroad tracks in the rear of the
Brighton Beach Hotel, and the
Coney Island and Brooklyn Com
pany's tracks at that point were also
"At Cripple Creek"
The lires of romance have not
yet been extinguished in tho great
mountains and plains of tho west;
the spirit of freedom, the wide ex
panse of territory, the picturesque
ness of the mountains, the quaint
ness of tho natives and the general
atmosphere all tend to inspire it.
It was such an atmosphere that in
spired dramatist Hal Reid to write
"At Clippie Creek," which had such
a remarkable vogue when It was
produced for the first time, and
which will be seen here at the
Lyric on Wednesday, Sept. 1st. Mr.
Reid studied close to nature with
the result that he succeeded in
placing upon the stage real flesh
and blood characters whose proto
types are to be found in every min
ing camp of the west to-day. This
story tells a simple tale of love and
Intrigue, and the surroundings natu
rally call for stirring incidents and
rapidity of action. Some of the
most stirring incidents include the
efforts of the villlans to find May
field's mine and trap the helpless
victims; the rescue by Waketah of
Little Tatto who has been hurled
from a cliff by a murderous Mexi
can; the death of Dynamite Ann, a
reformed victim of Mason and the
denouement when everything ends
Resolution of Respect.
The following resolution was
adopted at a special meeting of the
Honesdale Cemetery Company held
August IS, 1909:
The Board of Directors of the
Honesdale Cemetery Company de
siring to make some permaiiQiit rec
ord of their sorrow at tho loss by
death of Horace C. Hand, one of tho
members of this board, and of their
appreciation of his worth as a man,
and a fiioild, direct tho Secretary
to enter upon tho records of tho
board tho following minute:
He wns elected 11 member of tills
board August 2, 1SS9, so for over
twenty years lie lias been uninter
ruptedly associated wifli.uti, and his
faithfulness In the discharge of every
duty, and uniform courtesy luivo won
our lovo and respect.
Resolved, Thnt wo tender to Ills
family and friends our heart felt sym
pathy in their irreparalilo Iohh, and
as a mark of respei t wo will attend
his funeral In a body, and Hint a
copy of this minute ho presented lo
tho family of tho deceased nnd en
tered upon tho minutes.
II. 'A. lU'SSHI.L,
-Hnv' Tii- 1 itl en.
Mr. and Mrs. James Catterson
celebrated their golden wedding an
niversary, on Wednesday, August IS,
by holding a family reunion. An
elaborate dinner was served In
honor of the occasion. The event
wns made a memorable one by the
presence of all the living children,
all but two of the grandchildren,
and all the living great grand chil
dren, who came from all parts of
the country to celebrate the day.
The house was prettily decorated,
the color scheme employed being
yellow and white. The dining room
wns festooned in yellow nnd white,
centred with a golden bell, made of
golden glow flowers. The center
piece was a wedding cake, with fifty
candles. Tho afternoon was spent
socinlly, music being enjoyed, and a
congratulatory address being de
livered by the Rev. J. M. Smeltzer.
A number of group pictures were
taken by Miss Bessie A. Smith.
Mr. and Mrs. Catterson were the
recipients of a number of costly
and handsome presents In honor of
the clay. Among them were a purse
of $75.00 in gold, a black silk dress,
a monster boquet of flowers, from
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Marvin, of
WIlkes-Barre. A number of con
gratulatory letters from friends in
all parts of the country were re
ceived. Mr. and Mrs. Catterson are among
our oldest and most highly respected
residents. Mr. Catterson, who was
born April 30, 1826, In County Done
gal, north of Ireland, is eighty-three
years of age, and remarkably youth
ful and well-preserved. He came
to this country In 1863, landing at
New York on June 9th of that year.
After a brief stay In the city, he
came to Wayne county, residing first
at Ledgedale for two years; in Stod
dardsville, for four years; In Salem
for sixteen years. Then he re
moved to the Morvlne place, near
town, where he lived for fifteen
years, and then removed to this
place where he has been living for
the past nineteen years. He was
married on August 18, 1859, at
Cherry Valley, by the Rev. Reuben
Owens, to Miss Mary A. Hall, who
was born at Tannersville, Monroe
county, July 24, 1S45.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Catterson have
been life-long and consistant mem
bers of the Methodist Episcopal
church, having joined the Bidwell
Hill class. Mr. Catterson is the
founder of the Gouldsboro Methodist
Episcopal church, for a number of
years was Superintendent of its
Sunday school, and for twenty-five
years was its class-leader. He is
and has always boon a trustee and
member of its official board. Ten
children were born to bless this
union, of whom eight still survive,
two having died in infancy. There
are eleven grandchildren, and three
great-grand children living. The
names of the immediate family pre
sent wore: Mr. and Mrs. John D.
Spiegal, Delbert A. Spiogal, Miss
Mabel C. Spiegel, of Thornhurst;
Miss Laura L. Spiegal, of Chicago,
ill.; Clinton A. Spiegal and daughter,
Edna May, of Plttston; Mr. and Mrs.
Morton A. Spiegel, of West Pittston;
.Mr. and Mrs. Albert Llbrich and
sous, Myron J. C, and Lawrence A.
of Stroudsburg; Mrs. J. II. DeLong,
of Punxsutawney; Mr. and .Mrs. Win.
E. Catterson, of Binghamton, N. Y.;
Mrs. Carrie Relnhnrdt and son,
Bernard Howey, of Binghamton, N.
Y.; Mr. and Mrs. 11. I. Dixon and
children, Miss Virgie and James, of
Scranton; Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Menninger and daughter, Mary
Elizabeth, of Scranton; Miss Susan
C. M. Catterson, of Gouldsboro; Mr.
and Mrs. W. J. Marshall, of Orange,
The other invited guests were:
Miss Jane Regon, of Binghamton, N.
Y.; Miss Estella Eaton, of Plttston;
Rev. and Mrs. J. M. Smeltzer and
son. Master Luther II. Smeltzer, of
.Mr. Catterson is possessed of a
remarkable memory, and is able to
tell of the events prior to 1S56, when
the first rails were laid by the Lacka
wanna railroad over the Pocono
Mountains. Both he and Mrs. Cat
terson are in excellent health, and
their hosts of friends wish them
many more years of happiness and
Aug. IS, 1909.
.Miss Bessie E. Skinner wns the i
guest of Mrs. L. D. Tyler on Tues-
day last. 1
II. M. Page and Orvllle Kays drove
to Monticello on Sunday.
The Misses Edna and Lorenn
Skinner visited Mrs. Benj. Kays on I
Tuesday last. 1
Mr. Arthur Simpson, who has been
visiting his sister, Mrs. Kays, re-1
turned to Newark, N. J., on Sunday
Gertrude Calkins lias gono to
Lake Huntington, N. Y for a few
1 Airs. G. II. Tyler is in poor health.
Mrs. Smith, who hns been spending
the summer at Oueonta nnd Bing
J liamton, returned hero Saturday, to
remain fur some weeks with her sis
, let'. Mm. D. II. Beach.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Tyler spent
, .Sunday last at Kenzua Lake, N. Y.
! .1. J. Ctillough nnd H. Indeiiled
nie Waiting several different seaside
I Wm. Ernie, of Rutherford, N. J.,
I Is boarding at Mr. Volney Skinncw's.
R. R. Buglo returned Friday from
i New York.
I Mrs. W. D. Yeii:esk and Mm. C.
I H. Decker wero guests at Mr. Volney
I Si(liuif!'' tho n hc voe!:.
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I.e:;n! blanks at Mie Citizen ollice.
The Moravian Sunday school pic
nic held on Wednesday the 11th,
was a decided success, the proceeds
amounting to one hundred and
A base ball game was played be
tween tho Newfoundland and
Gouldsboro teams. The Newfound
land boys won the game.
Prof. John Storm, from Lnke
Ariel, Is a guest at tho Newfound
Dr. and Mrs. Friend Gilpin and
baby son, from Elizabeth, N. J I
and Dr. and Mrs. Theodore Harvey, 1
of Westfield, X. J.. nre visiting Dr. 1
and Mrs. F. Gilpin.
Dr. William F. Decker, from 1
Philadelphia, is visiting relatives 1
and friends here. ,
The union meeting of tho Mora-,
vlan C. E. Society, nnd the South j
Sterling Epworth League, was held i
on Sunday evening despite tho in-!
clement weather. The attendance
was good. The addresses by the
Revs. Francke and Webster, and the
papers prepared by .Mrs. A. E.
Francke and Mrs. Perry Gilpin, the
subject being "A Conscientious
Christian Life," were very Interest
ing nnd greatly appreciated by the
audience. The music at the service
consisted of a selection by the Mora
vian choir nnd a duet by Mrs. A. E.
Francke and Miss Ella Ehrhnrdt.
E. E. Ehrhardt, manager of
Clarke Bros, store in Wilkes-Barre,
spent several days with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Ehrhnrdt.
Aug. 17, 1909.
Transfers of Real Estate.
Frances E. Blddlecomb to Emmet
M. Schweighofer, two pieces of land
In Oregon township; consideration,
Patrick Rellly to Mary Ann Har
klns, trustee for John J. Reilly, land
In Palmyra township; consideration
Estate Joseph J. Byer to George
J. Byer, lot in Hawley borough; con
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HONESDALE NATIONAL BANK.
This Bank was Organized In December, 1836, and Nationalized
In December, 1864.
Since its organization it has paid in Dividends
to its Stock holders,
The Comptroller of the Currency has placed It on the HONOR
ROLL, from the fact that Its Surplus Fund more (nan
equals Its capital slock.
What Class 9
are YOU in a
The world has nlwns hern divided into tun classei- those who have
saved, those who have spent the thrifty and the extravagant.
It is the savers who have built the houses, the mills, the bridges, the
railroads, the shin and nil the other, great work? which ttand for man's
advancement ami happiness.
The spenders are slaves to the savers. It is tho law of imtuie. We
want you to be a silver to open an account in our Savings Department
and be independent.
One Dollar will Starh an Account.
J or a portion ov YOUR banking busHsvesi".,. '
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Tho Scranton Business College,
H. D. Buck, proprietor, will begin
its sixteenth year on Tuesday, Sept.
7th. Monday will bo enrollment
day. Now teachers, new equip
ment. Graduates meeting with
splendid success almost overywhore.
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