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THE CITIZKN, WEDNESDAY, NOV". 17, 1909.
KET TRAGIC DEATH
Two Women Burned Fatally by
Fluid Declared to Have
STILL ANOTHER LOSES AN ARM
Witnesses Before Coroner In London
Tell of 8eelng Human Torches of
Flame Rush Into the Street De
scription of Terrible 8cene.
London. The coroner's Inquiry Into
the circumstances attondlng the death
of two women from terrible burns
received In a hairdresser's shop in
Great Windmill street, Piccadilly cir
cus, has been held. Miss Hobklrk, a
saleswoman, aged twenty-two, visited
the shop to have a shampoo, and was
attended by Mmc. Leon Raffuer, the
proprietor's wife, and her daughter,
aged eighteen. Rectified spirit petrol,
it has been stated previously, was
used for the purpose of quick drying.
An explosion occurred and the cloth
ing of the three women became Ignit
ed. Terrified, they ran Into the street,
where the flames wcro put out by
passersby, but then very serious in
juries had been inflicted. Miss Hob
klrk and Mile. Raffuer died in the
hospital, and Mme. Raffuer, whose
arm It has been found necessary to
amputate, lies in a critical condition.
It was explained that In 1897 a wom
an met her death under similar cir
cumstances and afterward the Lon
don County Council successfully prose
cuted a number of hairdressers in the
West End for using petrol.
A graphic description of the scene
following the explosion, was given by
Joseph Spalding, a tailor's cutter, who
was passing the hairdresser's s'uop.
He heard an explosion and saw Mile.
Raffuer coming from the front of the
stairs in the passage. She was alight
from her feet to her shoulders, and
her hair was in flames. I passed my
left hand over her head to extinguish
the flames and my right hand down
her back and pressed her gently to
ward the door, where I was told fiat
she fell. I then rushed back and saw
a pillar of fire at the back of the
stairs; that was Miss Hobklrk. She
was In a half-stooping attitude.
The Coroner: "What was then
burning?" "She was burning to the
top of her chest As I went forward
to her the blaze shot over her head to
the height of two feet." An assistant
of M. Raffuer's who gave evidence
said an antiseptic was used for the
dr- shampoo of the women customers.
The Coroner: "Was petrol used?"
"I only know that what they used
was called antiseptic. Mme. Raffuer
used to give it to us in a little tin."
"How was this used??" "A towel was
placed round the woman's shoulders,
cotton was placed In the ears, the hair
was allowed to fall down and a little
of the liquid permitted to fall on the
head. Wo then rubbed It Into the
hair and dried the hair with a towel."
"How long does It take to dry the
hair?" "The hair dries in two sec
onds." TOADFISH HARDEST TO UNHOOK.
Jersey Anglers Decide They'd Rather
Catch Any Other Species.
Newark, N. J. Anglers here have
been discussing which is the hardest
fish to unhook after it has been
caught. No decision was reached un
til one of the oldest and most ex
perienced fishermen expressed his
"It Is the toadflsh. or Staten Island
woodcock," he said. "It has gums
like gristle and nasty little teeth. Its
Jaws are as hard to open as a steel
trap. Nor is that all. It is unneces
sary for me to remind you who have
caught the toadflsh that It has sharp
spines back of the gills. I'd rather
catch anything than a toadflsh. I wish
I had a dollar for every fl3h hook I
have cut off rather than try to force
it out of them. If I had I could go out
Ashing In my own private yacht and
with a uniformed crew."
The other anglers present, who had
been disputing before, agreed heartily
with him. There were few of them
who had not shared his experience,
and yet they had failed to think of
cutting off the hook.
$10 FOR EACH NEW BABY.
Methodist Women Try to Get Job-Lot
Price on Triplets, but Fall.
Pittsburg. At the convention of the
Women's Foreign Missionary Society
of the Methodist Episcopal Church it
was discovered that the ladles of the
organization have boon assessing $10
on each member for each baby that
This fact came out when two Phila
delphia ladles tried to get a Job-lot
price on triplets, but Mrs. L,ucie
Harrison. In charge of the children's
work, refused to "give any "rebate or
any per cent, off for cash on either
twinB or triplets." The Philadelphia
mothers paid their $30, and a little
Tn set Movlna Pictures of Germs.
Pnria. Jean Commandon an
nounced before the Academy of Sci
ences the discovery of a new method
of photographing oaciiu ny ino com
hinut nnn nf an ultro-microscoDe and
cinematograph. The discovery is
considered of first importance, open
ing a new field for the study of ml
II BEE FABM0N CITY ROOF
Reading Man's Hives Yield a Large
Amount of Honey to Their
Reading, Pa. Reading has a "bee
farm," so situated that 00 per cent,
of the people In that part of town even
do not knowof Its presence To the
busy bees all roads seem to lead to
this place, for they can fly SO feet up
In the air, and still be able to reach
their home, without coming In con
tact wl.th humanity. At the foot of
Nevorslnk mountain. In the northwest
ern section of the city, lives Julius
Wagner. On the roof of his house
are many bee hives. Under the win
dow sills are a number of holes lead
ing to a garret room, where there are
many more hives and where millions
of busy little workers come and go
day by day, bringing each time a little
honey from some clover field, some
tree that Is in bloom or from other
sources, thus helping Julius Wagner
to conduct the most successful and
novel apiary in Berks county.
Mr. Wagner made his start in Read
ing in 1867 with one hive. To this
he added hive after hive from year to
year, until to-day ho has nearly two
score hives In the little garret room
and on the roof and as many more out
in the country on the premises of
Mr. Wagner says the swarming of
bees Is unnecessary It the bee keep
er properly cares for them. You must
keep these busiest of little laborers
supplied with lots of work. The mo
ment they And thoy have nothing to
do and their little homelike cells are
filled with honey they get lazy and
swarming will follow. If you remove
their honey when the combs are Just
about filled .they will immediately go
to work and refill them and not thins
Mr. Wagner's little workers gen
erally keep busy for about forty-one
days, when their tiny wings get tired
and thoy gradually die off.
Mr. Wagner, by careful breeding of
the Italian bees, has been successful
In acquiring perfect queens. He has
had colonies that produced In one
season as much as three hundred
pounds of honey.
MODEL HUSBAND'S WIFE
TELLS HIS PRIZE VIRTUES.
Chicago. Samuel W. Van
Nostran, who was adjudged the
"model husband" at the second
annual "Hubby Show" held at
the home of Mrs. James Sidney
McCullough, received from his
wife credit for being the poses
sor of all the virtues necessary
to make an ideal mate.
"Other than possessing the
almost super-husband quality of
being good natured before
breakfast," said Mrs. Van Nos
tran, "my husband allows me
to carry the family pocketbook
and declares, Just as. If he
meant it, that my cooking is so
far nbove 'mother's' efforts in
the culinary lino that there
could be no comparison. If
that Is not glory enough for one
woman I would like to know
The complete list of desirable
qualities attributed to her hus
band by Mrs. Van Nostran are:
Prompt at meals.
An adept with the chafing
Good judge of feminine beau
ty. Generous and kind-hearted.
Enjoys home more than the
Happiest when among
Mr. Van Nostran, who also
received the prize for his al
most womanly ability to sew on
a button, is thlrty-flve years
old and has been married nine
WROTE HIS WILL ON WALL.
Brooklyn Man May Kail Heir to Geor
gia Hermit's Fortune.
Savannah, Ga. Peter Leist, who
claimed a dozen trades and profes
sions, but who was a hermit, was
found dead at his home near Savan
nah. He was seated in a chair ap
parently Btarlng at the wall of his
room, on which he had written his
will, leaving his property, which is
considerable, to his son, who Is in
school at Sharon, Ga., or In event of
his death to Henry Dreyer of Brook
lyn, N. Y. Two hungry bull dogs were
guarding the dead man.
A year or more ago Lelst's wife
killed herself. He shortly afterward
married again after an acquaintance
of eight hours and was at the time of
his death seeking a divorce. Since he
separated from, his second wife he be
came a hermit
AERIAL 8HAM FIGHT.
First In the World Held at Cologne,
with Searchlights Flashing.
Berlin. The military aerostats
which while carrying on a series of
manoeuvres at Cologne had an Aerial
sham fight at night, the first in the
history of aviation.
The battle lasted for three hours.
The machines circled above the fa
mous Fortress of Ehrenbreltstetn,
which was illuminated with search
lights, making feigned attacks and
then retreating to escape the fire of
special anti-airship guns.
Nothing simulating explosives was
dropped, but the Zeppelin airship
threw out a message of greeting.
They Hold Aloof From General Col
leotlon of Midgets.
A llliputlan colony which has ar
rived In Paris comprises over one
hundred and fifty men and women,
none over twenty inches high. The
novelty of the show will be that It is
not a show of "freaks" in the ordi
nary sense. The dwarfs are not only
perfectly well constituted men and
women, but they are many of them
"people in society," persons of cul
ture and quality. "We are a trifle
mixed, it is true," said the leading
member of tho lilllputlan company,
"and there Is even one negro among
us." But a number of the dwarfs are
persons of good family and in good
circumstances who have never con
sented to exhibit themselves before.
The leading members of the com
pany are two brothers Count Prlmo
Magri and Baron Mogrl both Ital
ians. Though both about a foot high,
they are full of dignity and explain
that they do not mix indiscriminately
with the remaln'der of the colony,
which Includes persons of all sorts
and conditions. "The manager mere
ly chose the smallest people he could
find, you see, in all sorts of classes all
over Europo," they say; "and the
company, therefore, Is mixed. Besides
aristocrats like ourselves, there are
peasants and menials." London Tele
graph. More Than She Could Bear.
Marlon was a little American girl
of six years. For three months her
mother and aunt hod dragged her
through the museums and art galleries
She was made to look at the slip
pers of Marie Antoinette, tho prayer-book
of Catherine de Medici, hats
of Napoleon and endless numbers of
uninteresting Madonnas. These, her
mother told her constantly, she must
remember, for when she grew up she
would realize how famous they were.
At last Marlon rebelled. She re
fused to go to a world-famed museum.
After much persuasion, she yielded
upon one condition.
"Ill go any place you like," she
said, "if you'll promise never again to
make me look at anything famous."
The Lively Cheeses.
Hussein Klazlm Bey, the new Turk
ish ambassador, discussed cooking at
a dinner in Washington.
"Your cooking Is better than ours,"
he said. "Still, there are some things
in it I decidedly dislike. I dislike, for
instance, 'hung' game game kept un
til It smells like cheese.
"And your cheese Itself I mean
your more expensive cheese the kind
with mold In It it isn't very
"I cracked a Joke about your cheese
at a luncheon.
" 'Do you prefer with your apple pie
Roquefort or Llmburger?' said my
" 'Let them race across the table to
me and I'll take the winner,' said I."
Pure Iron at Last.
Chomlcally pure Iron haB never been
obtained until very recently. It has
been found almost impossible to re
move the last traces of Impurities,
especially of sulphur. But a German
chemist, Dr. H. Kreusler, has finally
by a long series of ingenious pro
cesses, partly chemical and partly
electrical, succeeded In Isolating the
pure metal, the properties of which he
expects to differ greatly from those
of the impure iron that we know. Iron
prepared by Kreusler's process re
sembles platinum. New York Herald.
Whale Fishing Dying Out.
The depression in the Dundee whale
fishing Is so acute that there 1b dan
ger of the industry disappearing from
the British isle3. Tho growing scarc
ity of whales In the arctic regions has
made the Industry very unremunero
tlve, and shareholders have become so
disheartened that a number of the
vessels have been put up for sale. A
serious side of the question Is tho
probable fate of the Eskimos who de
pend upon the whalers for supplies
of rifles and ammunition.
Natural History as She Is 8poke.
Doris lived In the city, and a sum
mer visit to grandpa's form revealed
many wonders. After being treated
to the farmer's luxury, cream, sne
was allowed to go to tho barn to see
the cows milked. She looked on with
much Interest for a while and then
asked, "Grandpa, which is the little
pocket she keeps the cream In?"
Too Many "Rights" for Criminals.
In the fight that never ends between
the criminal and society more and
more advantage is given to the form
er. He Is handed tenderly. His rights
are large, and they are respected even
it honest men's rights suffer. Some
of hlB privileges might be withdrawn
with no loss to any one meriting much
consideration. London Times.
Way to Keep Man's Heart.
A titled English woman who has
published a cookbook lays down there
in the dictum that, while a man's
heart may be won in a number of
ways, there Is only one certain way
of keeping It, namely, a succession of
Observed the Properties.
One evening when Helen came to
the end of her prayer she stammered,
evidently forgetting how to close.
After a moment her face cleared and
she said, "Oh, yes very respectfully
yours, Helen I" The Delineator.
The man who learns to say no gen
erally succeeds In this world, while
the woman Is likely to find herself aa
NEW INDUSTRY IN THB WEST.
Wyoming to Have First Asbestos
Mill West f the Allcghanlss.
Casper, Wyo., la la tho midst of an
asbestos boom. Accustomed for years
to the sheep and wool Industry, upon
which the chief wealth of the com
munity has rested, the town Is now
enthusiastically concerning itself with
a different kind of wool that pecu
liar sort of mineral fiber whloh nature
has deposited at rare Intervals in the
seams of rocks called serpentine.
Some of the wealthiest citizens of the
town have caught on to the enthusi
asm and are putting their money into
the development of a reBouroe which,
in the mineral world, most nearly re
sembles the product of the sheep
clip. What the wool of the sheep
does for the human body, the wool
of the serpentine rocks does for the
steam pipe and the heat conduit of
furnaces it keeps tho caloric from
escaping. Asbestos, as its Greek
name indicates, Is indestructible .ex
cept at very high boat, such as is nev
er reached outside of a laboratory.
The market for asbestos is said to
be limitless at least, far beyond the
limits of the present supply.
Autos for the Very Young.
"It seems to me," said the man
who likes automobiles, to a New York
Sun reporter, "that the nest genera
tion ought to be automobile mad. The
toys that children have all are such
as would accustom them right from
the start to machines. Every one
knows the mlnaturo automobiles that
children have, which run with trea
dles they klok with their feet, but the
other day I saw one that goes even
further back toward babyhood.
"I saw a child being wheeled about
In a sort of go-cart baby carriage, a
child that couldn't have been over 8
years old. Extending back from the
front of the carriage was a sort of
steering post with a wheel attached,
to which the child it was a girl, too
clung In the most natural way.
"The wheel had nothing to do with
the management of the carriage. It
seems to me that getting children
used to the automobile habit so early
ought to develop car flonds later on."
Throwing the 8tones.
Many unthinking chatterers have
always said that Dr. Samuel Johnson's
life meant everything that Is meant by
gross,- almost swinish, laziness and
unkemptness. This same crowd has
always thoughtlessly cackled about
Poe's drinking and shiftless habits,
calling him a "never-do-well." In
deed, these chatterers have said pret
ty much tho same things about and
have had a like scornfulness for oth
er great men. And had they been as
well as malicious, they had said that
old man Darwin was a sit-around like
an old sick rooster. But, as a matter
of fact, this is all merely a higher
variation of the ordinary country
crossroads soapbox gossip.
Woman's Care of Genius.
Darwin had to bo kept protty much
wrapped up in cotton all his life, like
a precious cracked vase, to save him
from breaking to pieces, and had not
his tender wife nursed and coddled
him, even as an infant, he would prob
ably had died in early middle life of
chronic seasickness, for ho never en
tlrely recovered from the years spent
on the Beagle. And this is a flno II
lustration of what a true woman real
ly is, for nature has so made her that
she does not do such work as Dar
win's, but Darwin could never have
lived and done his work without the
woman, so one Is Just as Important
as the other.
Why People Live Long.
Dr. von Llnhelm, a German scion-
tlst, who has been making a study oi
longevity, publishes the results of his
observations on a series of 700 per
sons of both sexes, who had reached
the age of 80 years and upward. His
observations lead to the conclusion
that Instances of longevity are most
often met with among persons whose
parents and grandparents have been
healthy, and especially it they have
been long-lived; who have studied
regularity, punctuality and temperance
all through life; and who have post
poned their retirement from active
occupation as long as possible.
A Widow's Discovery.
The Look on the Bright Side Socie
ty got down its ledger this afternoon
and enrolled among the members the
name of a newly made widow. "I
missed John so much when I sat down
to meals," she said, "that I began
eating oft the pantry shelf, and find
in this way I do not have to clean my
dining room more than once a week,
and it makes my work So Much'
Analysis of Reason.
Reason Is always a kind of brute
force; those who appeal to the head
rather than the heart, however pallid
and polite, are necessarily men of
violence. We speak of "touching" a
man's hoart, but we can do nothing
to his head but hit It O. K. Chester
A Modern Exotle.
"You speak of two kinds of news
papers." "Yob; there's the old relia
ble newspaper that prints the current
news; and there's the new-fangled
newspaper that makos its own news."
Kansas City Journal.
Think It Over.
Any man can be thankful for what
he gets, but few of us consider that
we ought to be thankful for what we
Vast Area for Tree.
Bsf land has 17,600,060 aetea ei fcaat
vnmbi see ferestaHsa.
-The New Eloctrlo Road. If the
proposed electric road from Hawley
to Honesdale was completed, how
convenient It would be for the many
people who would like to get some
of thosefine 24 for 25 cent photo
graphs at Brown's Studio, over
Lolne's drug store.
W. B. HOLMES. President.
A. T. SEARLE, Vice Pres.
We want you to understand tho reasons
WAYNE COUNTY SAVINGS BANK
HAS A CAPITAL OF - - - $100,000.00
AND SURPLUS AND PEOFITS OF - 355,000.00
MAKING ALTOGETHER - - 455,000.00
EVERY DOLLAR of which must be ost before any dopositor can lose a PENNY.
It has conducted a growing and successful business for over 35 years, serving
an increasing number of customers with fideelity and satisfaction.
Its cash funds are protected by juuuiskn STEEL VAULTS.
All of these things, coupled with conservative management. Insured
by the CAREFUL PERSONAL ATTENTION constantly elven the
Bank's affairs by a notably able Board of Directors assures the patrons
of that SUPREME SAFETY which Is the .prime essential of a good
Total Assets, - -
8" DEPOSITS MAY BE
W. B. HOLMES
A. T. SEARLE.
H. J. CONGER.
W F. SUYDAk.
The Era of New Mixed Paints !
This year ovens wicn 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 OHILTON'S MIXED
f aunts. Tneir compounds, being new ana neavily advertised,
may find a sale with the unwary.
THE ONLY PLACE IN HONESDALE
AUTHORIZED TO HANDLE
There are reasons for the
1st No one can mix a better
2d The painters declare that
derful covering qualities.
3d Chilton stands back of it, and will agree to repaint, at his
owu expense, every surface painted with Chilton Paint that
4th Those who have used it are perfectly satisfied with it,
and recommend its use to others.
The Choicest Fish
That Come Out of the Sea
The whole world knows that fish is one
of the most nourishing and strengthening
foods in existence.
And of all the fish that come out of the
sea, the cod is the richest in nutriment
And cod, as you get it in .Beardsley's
Shredded Codfish, is also one of the choic
est foods ever put on the table.
Yet wonderfully economical. And sur
prisingly easy to cook.
Only the Sweetest Meat
The cod we use are the finest flavor
ed fish all the world's waters produce.
They are caught off the New Eng
land Coast Cod which come from
other regions can't compare In quality
and taste with these.
And of these fine fish we select only
the fattest and plumpest Each fish
Is examined three times.
Then, we take only the best part of
each fish. Only the sweetest, most
Ready to Cook
We prepare Beardsley's Shredded
Codfish in a way that saves you all
bother and trouble.
We take out the bones. Then our
wonderful Shredding: Process makes
the meat fine and fluffy and dainty.
THE PACKAGE WITH THE RED BAND
Unad with vuMHri No DrcMrv
atlr Whatavar tfca para and Aaast
AIM pacitaa in ub ana bwn,
Haven't gone yet. Never mind
about the reports you hear that wo
have left town. We will give no
tice of our last week In town. On
account of the increasing demand
for those 24 for 25 cents we have de
cided to stay a while longer.
H. S. SALMON, Oabhikh
W. J. WARD, Ass't Oashikb
for the ABSOLUTE SECUItlTX
MADE BY MAIL. -
H. 8. SALMON
CHILTON'S MIXED PAINTS
pre-eminence of CHILTON PAINTS:
it works easily and has won
It is ready to cook the instant yon
open the package. No washing no
soaking no boiling.
Cheaper Than Meat
A package of Beardsley's Shredded
Codfish costs only 10 cents.
Yet It goes farther than two or
three pounds of meat or a dozen eggs.
It makes a full meal for five.
Think of the vast economy in serv
ing this fine food often, instead of
meat or eggs. It makes a better
breakfast or lunch than either.
And there are eo many tempting
ways to serve it that your family will
never tire of it
You can have it at least once a week
the whole winter through and never
serve it twice alike.
Let your family try this delicious
and new kind of meal tomorrow. Order
Beardsley's Shredded Codfish today.
And please see that your grocer
gives you Beardsley's the package
with the red band. That is the kind
yon wilt like. For Beardsley's is the
only Shredded Codfish. Our shred
ding process is patented.
Free Book of Recipes
Ask your grocer for our book of
tempting new recipes. It means pleas
ins variety in meals. Or write us.
We will send yon the book, and with
it a generous sample of Beardsley's
J. W. Beardsley's Sons
474-478 Greeawkk St, New York