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TUB CmZKN, WEDNESDAY, DEO. 8, 1909.
CENT A WORD COLUMN
BRING those pictures you want
framed for Christmas. Wo have
mouldings to make any size picture
frame, cheap or dear, at Rldgeway's
SIX FOOT show case full of La
dles' dent's and Children's Solid
Signet and Stone set Rings. Fif
teen hundred different styles to
select from. SOMMER, The Jewe
ler. YOU can get the best enlarged
pictures In crayon, water color. Ink
or pastel from the cheapest to the
dearest at Rldgeway's Studio. Order
for Christmas now!
ALIj GOODS sold engraved free
of charge. SOMMER, The Jeweler.
FOR RENT Three small rooms
at 1231 Spring street. 93eoltf
WE HAVE a wonderful display
of Clocks all the leading makes and
latest styles. SOMMER, The Jew
eler. OUH six foot show case full of
Ladles' and Gent's Gold and Gold
Filled Watches. Three hundred dif
ferent designs to select from.
SOMMER, The Jeweler.
Chinese goods, very odd and
pretty; also other imported novel
ties. At Petersen's. 95t2
OUR show windows will give an
Idea of what the Interior of the
store looks like. Step in and con
vince yourself. SOMMER, The
FOR SALE A double-seated Kus
sian sleigh in perfect condition. J.
E. Richmond. 94tf
IN Comb, Brush and Mirror Sets
and all other toilet articles we have
an endless variety. SOMMER, The
MAIL or telephone your orders
to G. P. SOMMER, The Jeweler.
CHAINS, Lockets, Lavelieres,
Brooches, Fobs, Belt Pins, Veil
Pins, Collar Sets, Back Combs, Side
Combs, Scarf Pins, Cuff Links, an
endless variety. SOMMER, The
Dorflinger's cut glass, beautiful
new patterns; also odd pieces and
seconds. At Petersen's. 95t
FOR SALE A heating stove, in
good condition, suitable for office or
house. Inquire of Mrs. H. Wilson,
307 Fifteenth street. 89tf.
WE CARRY the largest stock
this side of New York and Philadel
phia of Sterling or Solid Silver
Ware, staple and fancy pieces, beau
tiful designs. SOMMER, The Jew
eler. IN filtACELETS wenave " every
style new this fall. In Gold and Gold
Filled. Quality guaranteed. SOM
MER, The Jeweler.
$7,000 buys best stock farm in
Wayne county. Between 600 and
700 acres. Would make a great
club resort for city boarders. A
lake covering 'about 200 acres. Best
of fishing and hunting. 14 build
ings, lumber, woo'd, etc. 14 miles
from Beach Lake; 6 miles from
Honesdale. Good roads. Come and
look at it. Inquire of
. E. E. WILLIAMS.
97tf Honesdale, Pa.
Special Christmas Photographic
Every one knows the good high
grade class of pictures made at
Rldgeway's Studio for years back.
Last year I hired a first-class lady4
rtlst to help through the Christ
mas work, and photos made for our
customers speak for themselves.
But I am proud to announce to my
patrons and friends that I have se
ured the services of one of New
York's best artists, and I invite all
who want the best class of pictures
to give their friends at Christmas
to call now and have sittings made
at Rldgeway's studio.
Seelyvllle Fire Engine Co. hold
a grab bag social tonight.
Jake Relf has purchased Mr.
Corbett's interest in the up-to-date
box ball bowling alleys and will con
tinue the business in the Reichcn
Bishop Talbot, so well known
and liked In this borough, was ban
queted at Montrose on Tuesday even
ing, Nov. 30, by the laymen of the
Episcopal church of that borough.
Wright Brothers, the well known
contractors, are boring for water at
the foot of No. 11 on the Old Gravity
railroad. They have Just completed
a contract on the Altken's farm near
H. R. Shirley, who for years has
been one of T. B. Clark's Co. travel
ling salesmen, has taken a position
with Maddock and Miller of New
York City, wholesale dealers In fine
Reports from Monroe and Pike
counties indicate a plentifulness of
big game, especially bear. Every
day brings reports of one or more
300 to 400 pounders meeting their
Waterloo at the hands of tho hunt
ers. A special business meeting will
be held at the First Baptist church
on Wednesday evening at 7:30
o'clock. The board of trustees will
present recommendations for im
provements on the church property.
All members are urged to be present
Mrs. Bcsslo Hector la suing for
a divorce from Claude J. Hector, and
Mrs. Annie Eldred Is doing likewise
from Charles Pi Eldred.
At a recent meeting of tho di
rectors of the State Hospital for
Northeastern Pennsylvania held at
Scranton, Ex-Auditor General Har
denbergh was elected first vice
president. Jno. Reed, master mechanic of
the Delaware and Hudson, was in
town lost Friday on business. He
made an inspection of the round
house in company with John Lyons,
who has charge of the mechanical
Interests of tho company at this
Landlord Godfrey, who has so
long catered to the wants of the
travelling public at the Hotel Jermyn
Is going to retire on account of ill
health. It Is said that his annual
income from his hotel was $40,000.
some of which he has been spending
to Europe trying to got back his good
Port Jervls, a much larger place
than Honesdale, has an assessed val
uation of $2,528,509, which is only
a few hundred thousand dollars
more than our assessed valuation.
Either our valuation is assessed too
high or Port Jervls taxpayers are
lucky to have their valuation much
lower than its actual worth.
The Big Eddy Telephone Co.
have built a line from Lookout to
Pine Mills and the following have
phones on same: John Maudsley,
Sullivan Hawley, James Osborne,
Burton Glllow, Albert GlIIow, John
Ewins, John Quinn, Harris Hill, and
Anthony GUI. This makes a total of
thirty phones that have been added
during the last thirty days.
What's the use of working!
There is more money for some peo
ple in fighting. Jack Johnson, the
negro, and Jim Jeffries, the white
man, both top notches in the fight
ing business, are to fight at some
place in the far west on July 4th to
decide who Is the biggest brute and
they will divide nearly, if not more
than J500.000 between them. They
receive $101,000 as a purse and two
thirds of the profits arising from an
exhibition of the fight as seen in
moving picture shows; this latter
sum is estimated will reach $600,
000. Isaac Loveiass, one of the oldest
residents of Damascus, was a pleas
ant caller at the Citizen office on
Monday. A half-hour chat with him
revealed many interesting facts re
garding the early days of the coun
ty. Mr. Loveiass Is nearly seventy
two but is hale, hearty and vigorous,
due to his temperate living and ac
tive life. He has been a lumberman
In all Its phases for nearly half a
century and is to-day physical sound
and whole, which Is remarkable
when one takes in consideration the
dangers and hardships, of the wood
Fish Warden W, E. Shoemakeij:
who Is very actjveln breaking up
illicit fishing, caught a young man
at Seelyvllle who had two pickerel
less than twelve Inches long In his
possession and paced him under ar
rest. The prisoner was successful
in breaking' away and making his es
cape on account of the fish warden
breaking through the Ice, but on
searching the residence of the young
man he was recaptured, taken be
fore Judge Smith at Honesdale and
on payment of S12.75 he was re
leased. The warden wishes It to be
known he will prosecute to the full
extent of the law all who aro caught
fishing without hook and line.
Capt. JjHnes Ham post held their
annual election on Friday evening,
Dec. 3rd, at their regular camping
grounds. The Hon. Henry Wilson
was unanimously re-elected com
mander and also all of the other of
ficers were re-elected. After the
election they marched with banners
flying to Roadknlghts where they
gathered around the campOre, and
a table of good things, and fought
over (In words) the battles of old.
Mr. M. J. Hanlon made one of his
excellent addresses in which he
briefly reviewed the progress of the
nation from Plymouth Rock to the
present time, after which Comrades
Watts, Fisher, Dr. Brady and others
enlivened the meeting with short ad
dresses, while Commander Wilson
filled In with his good-natured sallies
of wit that prevented any time being
lost by silence. At an early hour
taps were sounded and all hands re
tired to their homes with another
milestone left In the rear on their
march to the last encampment.
The parlors of our Methodist
church were the scene of an interest
ing, pleasurable, and profitable event'
last Thursday evening. The ladles
of tho Whatsoever Society had made
It known In divers ways that they
would be pleased to have their friends
take dinner with them on that even
ing, and their friends came to the
tune of over four hundred, and to
say that they made great havoc with
tho choice viands which composed tho
excellent menu the ladies had pre
pared In their lnlmltablo stylo Is
telling "the truth, the whole truth
and nothing but the truth." The
service was excellent, everything
moving like clock work, everything
being on time, no long delays and
everybody pleased. The booths
around the 'rooms were well manned
by young ladles and It was a strong
temptation "to which many ylolded
to carry away some article, and thero
were many beautiful and unlquo
things suitable for Christmas pres
ents. The result of the evenings' en
tertainments when reduced to a cash
basis was as follows: Supper,
$164,12; central booth, $68.70;
aprons, $40; candy, $81.66; dolls,
$26.46; flowers, $6.16; total, $325.
98, of which about $280 la clear
Robert Patterson, ex-host of the
Allen House, was at they- Masonic
William Fives, of Mt Pleasant,
met with an accident last week by
falling and fracturing his kneecap
while at work in his barn. -
On account of tho Illness of
Rev. Albert Whlttakcr, Ernest Dud
ley conducted services and read ser
mon at Grace church on Sunday.
Ferber Bros, have some beauti
ful specimens of Pnyx from quarries
In Virginia In which W. J. Ferber
and Dr. Corson of Waymart, have a
The admirers of moving pictures
at the Lyric have been afforded a
treat this week. Manager Dittrich
having been fortunate enough to
secure Mr. George B. Rockwell, late
of the Knickerbocker Quartette as
tenor singer for illustrated songs.
Mr. Rockwell has a voice rarely
heard around these parts and has
drawn packed houses during the
nights he has been here.
The election of Chief Engineer
of the fire department did not take
place, as it was discovered that the
Borough Ordinance recognizes only
fire engine and hoof and ladder com
panies as constituting the fire de
partment. At the time of the pas
sage of this ordinance regarding the
fire department the source of water
supply was the canal and river, and a
hose company as a separate organi
zation under those circumstances
On Friday evening the Modern
Woodmen held an enthusiastic
meeting. It was held in the lodge
rooms and plans were laid for a
membership contest. Applications
for eleven new members were pre
sented. The election of officers for
Honesdale Camp will be held on
Friday evening, Dec. 17, 1909.
State Deputy M. H. Wycoff, of Har
risburg, National Lecturer Rielly, of
Omaha, and District Deputy Flan of
Scranton, will be present at the
election and each will speak. The
following night a similar meeting
will be held at White Mills where a
lodge of twenty-four has been start
ed. On Sunday morning about 2
o'clock while Officer Degroat was
walking his beat, he noticed some
person in the Farmers' and Mechan
ics' Bank. After watching for a
short time he immediately went to
the Consolidated Telephone office
and summoned Cashier Emery by
telephone. Through conversation
with Mr. Emery he learned that the
supposed burglar was a plumber,
who, with fellow workmen, were
placing a new boiler in the basement
of the bank building. Officer De
groat's alertness is commendable In
ascertaining the actual situation. It
would not be a bad idea for banks
to notify the police if their buildings
jtire to be occupied at night with
others than the ordinary watchman.
Mr' George. Genung, whose
presence on 'the town council has
been the cause of a protest, has been
one pf the most faithful members
of the present board and has served
Just as faithfully on previous boards
without any word of complaint un
til Jthls present occasion. He
has given more time to the borough
in looking after the Interests of the
people than any other councilman,
and although he may be a director
of the Electric Light company, yet
he has always refrained from taking
any active part or even voting on
any measure that concerned this
company, and the fact that tho peo
ple knew of his connection with the
Electric Light company when they
elected him, Is evidence that they
appreciated his faithfulness and
wanted him as councilman. As the
Electric Light company has no com
petitor in furnishing light, his being
on the board does not militate
against any other person or concern.
There has always been men serving
on the town council who repeatedly
pass, on the bills of concerns which
they represent, these bills being for
goods which could be bought just as
well from other concerns In town.
Possibly these members do this
thoughtlessly, and not for any profit
that there may be in transactions of
this kind. The whole board is to
blame for permitting any of their
members to do business with the
borough so long as the same busi
ness can be done by other concerns
In the borough.
Miss Madeline O'Connell spent
Saturday In Hawley.
Miss Maud Welsman left for her
home In Wilkes-Barre on Friday.
Mrs. Burr Schermerhorn has left
for Kansas City where she will re
side. Mrs. Ralph Martin of Hawley, re
cently spent a few days In Hones
dale. Daniel Faatz, William Welsch and
William Reardon spent Sunday In
Miss Lillian Baker, of New York
City, is a guest of her uncle, Mr. E.
Mrs. James McDonough, of
Wilkes-Barre was a guest of friends
horo last week,
James Boyle of Scranton, was a
business caller in town the latter
part of the week.
' Thomas McGee, of Carbondale,
spent Friday and Saturday with
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Weston left
for New York City on Monday to
spend a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. P. R. Cross and Mr.
and Mrs. Blossom of Hawley, were
in town on Friday.
Harry Bliss, of Baltimore, la
passing a few days with his many
friends In this place.
Mrs. Mary Bodewald has been
spending several days with friends
In Scranton and Plymouth.
M. J. Hanlon gave on address be
foro the teachers of Pike county at
Blooming Grove Saturday.
Ed. McCracken of tho Local Bell
Telephone Company, made a business
trip to Hawley on Saturday.
Charles McKenna, of Kelly &
Stelnman, left Friday on a business
trip In the Interest of his firm.
Mrs. Rex Nicholson returned to
her home here after spending a few
days with Carbondale relatives.
Joseph Jacob succeeds Wilbur
Bodle as Flelschman representa
tive for Honesdale and vicinity.
Miss Sara Burr, of Carbondale,
and Lois Tracey of Scranton, spent
Saturday with Honesdale friends.
W. E. Shoemaker, State Game
Warden from Wyoming county, was
in town last Friday looking after the
violators of the law. v
Mrs. W. A. Gaylord, who has been
visiting her sister, Mrs. C. P. Mat
thews, of Scranton, for a few days
returned to her home Saturday.
Miss Clara Spall of the Carbondale
Bell Telephone exchange, who Is
substituting at the Honesdale ex
change for a short time, passed Sun
day at her home In Carbondale.
Rev. R. D. Minch, traveling mis
sionary of the Baptist church, who,
with his family have been located in
Honesdale for some time past, will
shortly move his family to Tyler
J. L. Burcher and T. Y. Boyd went
to Narrowsburg on Tuesday to at
tend the annual meeting of the Nar
rowsburg Bridge Co. T. Y. Boyd
has been secretary and treasurer of
this company for several years.
Mr. H. K. Elson, one of Roches
ter's prominent citizens, spent Sun
day aB the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
John D. Weston. Mr. Elson is one
of the commissioners of the Water
Ways and Harbor commission, having
been selected to represent Rochester.
He left Monday for Washington
where the Commission is to hold
forth during the next few weeks.
Masons Dine at Lyric.
Over two hundred Masons and
their guests gathered at the Lyric
theatre Friday evening at the ban
quet tendered by the Anthony
Wayne Chapter Royal Arch Masons.
The dinner was served on tho stage
while the Hall was utilized for danc
ing. The affair was the most suc
cessful held under the auspices of
the order In Honesdale. Covers
were laid for 250 and there was
scarcely a vacant chair. Mrs. Wm.
T. Briggs, as caterer, served a most
excellent menu In a manner that
called forth many commendations.
The music was furnished by Free
man's orchestra and they helped
'greatly in making the affair an enjoy
able one. M- E. High Priest Oday
hadJselected a very efficient commit
tee, consisting of companions Frank
Stelnman, chairman, R. H. Brown,
F. P. Kimble, Jno. D. Weston, Geo.
Blossom, William Ferber, Daniel Os
borne and William Katz, while
Honesdale Lodge was represented
by Its W. Master, Wm. T. Heft, all
of whom deserve great credit. Num
erous guests from out of town were
present, while the masonic frater
nity of Honesdale and vicinity were
-The new winter Ladles' Waists
at' Meaner & Co. are the late models
made of silk, lawn and fancy wait
Explanation Wanted by Taxpayer.
Will the town council explain why
they turned down the offer of Pro
tection Engine Co. to furnish at
their own expense two first-class
hose carts and fit them with hose,
which the borough now owns, and
place them at any part of the town
council might designate? Again I
ask why did they turn down this
proposition and then expend at least
$600 of the people's money, buying
the apparatus which they could
have had free of any expense to the
taxpayers. Would it not "have been
better to have used the $600 in re
ducing the $10,000 Indebtedness
which we are paying interest on?
Hawley's New Pastor.
A reception to the new pastor,
Rev. Charles F. Smalley, and his
wife was given In the Baptist cfturch
at Hawley last Wednesday evening.
After music and speech making, all
present proceeded to the church par
lor and partook of a delicious lunch
eon. An enjoyable time was spent
socially, tho orchestra rendering
fine selections, and an evening of
pleasure and profit, closing with all
joining In old familiar hymns.
But Animal Had been Previously
Chauncey Dlmmlck and brother,
Victor, of Dlmmlck's Ferry, while
lumbering on a farm below their
place, went to a creek near by when
they were surprised to see a deer,
a fine buck in the water. They
hurriedly procured log chains' and
lassoed the animal. When it was
brought up on the bank It was dis
covered that It had beon seriously
wounded in the jaw and shoulder.
The deer escaped from the hunters
and sought the cooling water of the
creek to relieve tho fever caused by
the bullet The two men had no
trouble in dispatching the animal.
Harry Kautt, son of Christian
Kautz, shot a buck which weighed
162 pounds at Shawnee on Saturday.
Tho Now FIro Company.
We have received several letters
criticising the members of tho town
council for organizing a new fire
company and thereby placing an
additional burden of taxation upon
the already overburdened taxpayers
of Honesdale. We cannot publish
some of these letters because they
are couched In language that Is In
temperate and unreasonable. The
advisability of having more than one
fire company depends upon the act
ual needs of the community. If the
property owners down or up town,
believe that they need better fire
protection and make known this de
sire for the same, In a petition to
the town council, the council would
have to give proper attention to the
petition, investigate the matter and
if, In their estimation, the petition
ers are correct, then the town coun
cil Is in duty bound to furnish the
needed protection, and they would
be justified in going to any reason
able expense In furnishing appara
tus to give this protection.
Honesdale has an estimated popu
lation of 3000 people and a known
debt of $75,000 which means that
the per capita debt, of each man,
woman and child is $25. The fire
limits of Honesdale have not been
enlarged for over 25 years, and the
present fire engine company has met
every emergency in that time very
efficiently, and any person of good,
moral character, anxious to be a
fireman, can become a member of
this company, and do active fire duty.
The State Fire Insurance association
place the Honesdale fire department
in the front ranks of efficiency and
that record is based on results.
Inquiry made of the Insurance men
of Honesdale, as to the advantages
of a new company, we are Informed
that organizing one or a dozen com
panies will not reduce the rate of
insurance one iota, consequently the
property owners will not be bene
fited in that direction; in fact, it
might increase the rate as It is well
known that firemen's rivalry is an
other name for "carrying a chip on
your shoulder" and men under great
nervous strain have not the polite
ness of Gaston and Alphonse. There
may be some excellent reasons why
the town council made this move,
reasons which the public know noth
ing of, and criticism should be with
held until they have an opportunity
of taking the general public Into
their confidence. This paper would
be pleased to publish their reasons
when they feel disposed to make
them public. We understand Messrs.
Murray, Penwarden and Genung,
who reside In the down town half of
the town are very strenuously In fa
vor of this project. Messrs. McCarty
and Canlvan, who reside up town,
are passively in favor, and no doubt
are actuated in their voting by a de
sire to please their down town fel
low" members. Mr. Caufield, whose
years of business struggles has made
him conservative, is emphatically op
posed to placing any unnecessary ex
pense on the taxpayers, while Mr.
Kimble is passively opposed to the
measure, but would be vigorously
so, were It not that his action might
be considered out of place by the old
er members of the board, whom he
thinks should take the initiative In
the economical use of the people's
An Enjoyable Afternoon Spent at
the home of Miss Lac tea Hmvkcn.
Miss Lactea V. Hawken royally en
tertained her girl friends of the
Merry Heart Club, of which she Is
a member, at a Billlken party at her
home on East street, last Saturday
afternoon. As the billlken repre
sents the "God of Happiness," so
also did the Merry Heart Club.
Promptly at 4:30 the guests as
sembled at their selected places at
the tables, which were fittingly pre
pared for the occasion and enjoyed
dainty and appetizing refreshments.
The tables were so arranged that
the place of each guest had a small
ribbon leading from a large billlken
in the center of the table, at the end
of which was a heart, the emblem of
their club and a small drawing of a
Billlken. Large hoquets of red pa
per llllles"adorned the tables. ,
A guessing game of names was
played at which Margaret Charles
worth won first prize and Prlscllla
Lambert second prize.
The members of the club present
were: Margaret Charlesworth, Helen
Burns, Charlotte Mills, Olive Rock
well, Louise Bishop, Annie and
Priscilla Lambert, Mildred Ward,
Elsa Jacob, Janet Preumers, Jean
nette Rlef, Eda Krantz. Guests:
Jeannette Burns and Bertha Lelne.
nEWARE OF OINTMENTS FOR CA
TARRH THAT CONTAIN MER
CURY, as mercury will surely destroy the
sense of smell and completely de
range the whole system when enter
ing It through the mucous surfaces.
Such, articles should never be used
except on prescriptions from reput
able physicians, as the damage they
will do Is ten fold to .the good you
can possibly derive from them. Hall's
Catarrh Cure, .manufactured by F. J.
Cheney & Co., Toledo, O., contains no
mercury, and Is taken Internally,
acting directly upon the blood and
mucouB surfaces of the system. In
buying Hall's Catarrh Cure be sure
you get the genuine. It Is taken In
ternally and made In Toledo, Ohio,
by F. J. Cheney & Co. Testimonials
Sold by Druggists. Price 76c, per
Take Hall's Family Pills for con
stipation. NOW IS THE TDfB TO ADVHR
TITO YOUR HOLIDAY GOODS.
Done Great Bcrvlco.
It was a graceful act on tho part
of the bondsmen of tho lato Col. Rip-2
pie when they named Hon. John E;
Barrett, editor and founder of the
Scranton Truth, to Bucceed tho de
ceased Colonel as Scranton's post
master. Mr. Barrett, with tongue
and pen, has dono great service for
the progressive city which has been
his home for the past 35 years, and
this appointment is a Just and fitting
recognition of his loyalty and worth.
Unless we are greatly mistaken In
the general dcslro or the people of
Scranton to do the fair thing, irre
spective of political lines and politi
cal claims, everybody would be pleas
ed If "Erigena" were to receive the
appointment for a full term of four
The fur-lined and storm collar
coats at Mcnner & Co. are just the
thing for comfortable wear In ex
A new line of Red Fur Muffs,
Collars, and Neck pieces at Mcnnor
& Co. 04 tG
BKXJ. II. DITT1HCH. Lessee & Manager.
FRIDAY, Dec. 10
The Most Remarkable Success of
Dramatized by Wm. Holcomb from
the story by Agusta J. Evans Wilson.
This version is the only one author
ized and approved by, the author.
Complete Scenic Production.
Cast of Excellent Players.
DDIPCC. Orchestra $1.60-Dress Circle
ritlULO. 75c. and $1.00 - Balcony 60 and
75c. - Gallery 35c.
S- SEAT SALE opens at the box office
at 9 a. ra., Thursday, Dec. 9.
Our store is a sparkle with
with all kinds of Goods
Special Holiday Sale of
Suits and Coats for
A lot of Ladies and Misses 54
in. length Kersey Coats half
lined, $12.50 to 14.50 quality.
Xmas Sale $9-89
For Misses and small women.
Sizes 14, 1(5, and 18, were selling
for $10. U8 and $12.
Xmas Price $8.98
Suggestions for Holilday
Furs, Silk or Net Waists, Silk
Petticoats, Eain Coats, and Lad
ies' Muslin Underwear.
Sweaters for Men, Ladies and
Children are here in complete
Annual Sale of Rugs.
This sale will continue until
Christmas Goods at Ev
Leather Goods Gloves, Handker
chiefs, Umbrellas, Ladies' Neckwear,
Bcarfs, Belts, Belt Buckles .and Pimt,
Linens, Stookines Silks, Worsted Dress
Goods, Gents' Furnishing and Under?
wear in all descriptions.
To get tho most for the least money
will please Santa Claus.
Buy your gills here.