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THE CITIZEN, AVEDNESDAV, JUNE IB, 1010.
J IN PENNSYLVANIA. 1
After spending n grent part of his
life In vcrlouB penal Institutions for
horso stealing, Peter Zimmerman,
alias John Snyder, 87, was released
from the Western penitentiary after
serving a 10-year term. Tho aged
prisoner said as ho left tho institu
tion thnt he was "too old to work
and would soon ho back."
A pleasant announcement mndo at
a recent meeting of the Scrnnton
Fourth of July committee was that
there are good prospects that tho
widow of Gen. Phil II. Sheridan will
attend tho dedication of tho monu
ment in his honor now being erected
on court house square. An Invita
tion has been sent to her nnd If she
comes she will be the honored guest.
Should sfie nttend she probably will
be accompanied to Scrnnton by Gen.
Michael Sheridan, a brother of tho
The class of 111 10 placed their pen
nant on tho fig pole of tho Corry High
school building over 100 feet In the
nlr and removed all mentis to reacli
It. The school board ruled that none
would receive diplomas until it was
removed. Wilbur Lambing, a senior,
climbed the pole in a high wind,
while crowds cheered him on.
Gilbert Moore, a carpenter of Low
er Merlon, was censured by Judge
Swartz In criminal Vourt at Norrls
town and declared unfit to sit ns a
juror in cases where negroes were to
be tried. Mr. Moore, when called
upon for jury service, expressed a
strong aversion to the negro race,
and acknowledged that he could not
give a negro just consideration. The
court told Moore ho was unfaithful
to his duty as a citizen and unde
sirable as a juror.
The base ball team of the men's
bible class of the East Stroudsburg
Presbyterian church challenge the
winners of the game between the
teams from the bible classes of the
Stroudsburg M. E. church and the
Presbyterinn church. It Is suggested
by Rev. von Krug that a league bo or
ganized by the bible classes of the
different churches of the two towns
and a meeting called of the dele
gates of the different bible classes in
the near future to act upon the
The Consumers Water company at
Montrose presented a bill of J41S.75
to E. P. Pope of that town for water
ing his horses at the public fountain
on Monument square, covering a per
iod of nearly seventeen years. The
borough pays rental for the trough
and Mr. Pope supposed he naa a right
to water his horses there free. He
refused to pay the bill.
c! v; SmItW,Jproprietor of tno Oak
Grove house, Marshall's Creek, is the
proud possessor of twin calves born
about a week ago. They are quite
a curiosity and are attracting con
siderable attention in that neighbor
hood. The Monroe Ministerial association
held their meeting in the Delaware
Water Gap Presbyterian church to
day, at 10 a. m.
Tho six-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Avery Lee, of East Stroudsburg,
while at play near his home, on North
C'ourtland street, was painfully In
jured by being hit above the left eye
with a heavy stick.
Farmer William Tracey changed
his notions about the cool June
weather when he reached into a nest
of six copperhead snakes in remov
ing an old stone fence, In Dover town
ship, and promptly resigned from the
Knockers' club. Before tho adven
ture Farmer Tracey's remarks at tho
Eastmount village store were those
of a weather pessimist. He opined
that it was unreasonably cool and
that crops would suffer If a hot wave
did not soon come along. However,
if that particular hot wave for which
Tracey hankered had been there when
he put his hand into the copperheads'
nest, It is probable they would have
been active enough to huvo undo
Tracey the hero of a different sort
of reception. As It was tho six
snakes were too sluggish from tho
'hill to move with their summer
IN NEW YORK STATE,
A largo reception marked tho for
mal opening at Tarrytown of tho
Koblns' Nest, a homo for crippled
children from New York. At present
there are 22 littlo boys in tho Nest.
The reception was a great success.
Mrs. W. Usher Parsons, Mrs. Edwin
Gould and Mrs. Henry V. D. Black
Mayor Gaynor has taken action on
18 of the legislative bills on which
ho hold hearings earlier in tho weok.
Among tho important measures woro
tho bill providing for tho widening of
tho Now York Central's tracks be
tween Fiftieth and Fifty-second
streot, to enable tho railroad to reach
property It lias bought for Its ter
minal, and tho bill providing for tho
licensing and regulating of danco
halls and tho prohibition of tho salo
of liquors therein. Tho mayor veto
ed tho bill permitting tho board of
estimate to assumo 2G per cent, of tho
assessment levied against tho proper
ty owners for the extension of River
There was a new arrival In Central
Park tho other day in the red deer
inclosurc. Tho now nrrival is an al
most puro white little fawn. Tho
father of the fawn is a stately Ted
deer with Immense nntlors. It has
been in tho pnrk seven years. Tho
mother Is a light-colored red deer,
born In Central Pnrk about six years
ngo. Tho mcnngerlo keepers were as
tonished when they saw the color of
tho now arrival.
William Thomas is In jail in Jer
sey City, nwalting trial on a charge
of bigamy, had his license as a local
preacher at a meeting of tho quarter
ly Conference or tho Methodist
church, in Corona, L,. I., where his
deserted wife and two children are
Mrs. John E. Scofleld. who was
spirited away from her home In Stnm
i ford, Ct., In an automobile early in
i April nnd taken to a sanitarium at
Clifton Springs, N. Y., thus outwitting
, her husband, who wished her to re
main at home, died of cancer.
General Passenger Agent Gerrlt
Fort of the Now York Central denies
that William A. Miner, a Chicago
business man, had been robbed of
?50,000 In cash and negotiable pa
per, or had lost It while on the way
to Now York from Chicago on tho
Twentieth Century Limited. Mr.
Fort said he had personally Investi
gated the case and found no such
loss was reported to the Central or
the Pullman company by Mr. Miner
or any other passenger.
After lying several hours at the
bottom of a railroad trestle, from
which he had fallen 50 feet into a
ravine, Charles Moss of Denton mnn
nged to stagger to the Conklln homo.
He had many wounds but no bones
were broken. Moss, going home from
the city late at night, decided to use
the Erie trncks as a short cut. In
the darkness ho walked off the high
J NEW JERSEY DOINGS.
Final-arrangements for a big aerial
meet in Atlantic City from July 3 to
10 were made at a meeting of the
Atlantic City Aero club with Glenn
H. Curtiss and other leaders in air
navigation, who have promised to
compete for the 535,000 worth of air
ship prizes to be offered for the sev
eral contests. A flight over the ocean
and events for amateur newcomers
In the field of aviation will be includ
ed. Curtiss has returned to New
York, where he will interest other
aviators in the meet. The promoters
have offered to increase the prize list
to 1100,000 in the event of other
big aviators entering the lists.
The state board of assessors filed
with the state comptroller a prelimi
nary list of the taxes levied upon cor
porations. The list includes 7,143
companies, whose total tax for this
year is ?2, 539, 000, an increase of
$17,000. The greatest amount is
against the Prudential Insurance
company, $343,788. The United
States Steel corporation will pay $ 47,
179. There were more rowboats on the
Hackensack near the Pennsylvania
railroad bridge than ever before.
Every boat had grappling irons. The
men aboard were hunting for a trunk
containing jewels that Morris W.
Maxwell, an assistant baggage nins
ter of the Pennsylvania, now under
arrest In Philadelphia, says he threw
from a train Into the river. Tho
trunk belonged to J. It. Willing of
Philadelphia. After looting it of part
of Its contents, Maxwell, fearing de
tection, pushed it off the baggage car.
Divers hired by the railroad also
searched for the missing treasure.
Crowds on the nearer bank watched.
CAN'T A MAX HE HONEST AND HE
Sam McCnll's Opinions Critlsized By
L'licio Joe, Champ Clark unci Others.
The statement of ex-Representative
Samuel L. Powers of Massachu
setts at tho banquet of the Ancient
and Honorable Artillery Company in
Boston, was reported to tho members
of Congress. Mr. Powers had said:
"A good moral character is neces
sary to membership in this company,
but such a character Is not possible
in Congress, and therefore I retired
Mr. Powers' utteranco was repeated
to Speaker Cannon.
"Did he say that?" asked Undo
Joe. "Sam Powers waB one of tho
greatest Jokers in Congress while ho
was amongst us. Ho did not have to
try to bo funny. It camo natural
with him, and I am not going to at
tempt a comeback at his announce
ment that n man can't stay honest in
Representative Champ Clark, tho
Democratic leader, said:
"Well, Sam's still Joking. Tho
statement that a man can't keop hon
est in Congress can't bo anything
but a Joke."
Representative Albert S. Hurleson
of Texas laughed heartny.
"I have often wondered," said ho,
"why so many mon can't stay In Con-
gross for any length of time, but I
never knew till now why it was. Tho
Powers statement is highly enlighten
ing." Representative Robert Druco Ma
con of Arkansas, who watches all tho
appropriation bills through a mi
croscope sniffed significantly.
"I am afraid," said ho, "that it
comes hnrd to some of the members
to stay good, but 1 don't believe thnt
conscience hns as much to do with
retirement from Congress as opposi
"Orlglnnllty was always one of
Sam Powers' characteristics," snld
Representative Hubbard of Iowa.
"Orlglnnllty Is a flno attribute, but
this statement Is nlmost too original
to bo Berlous."
Mny Stop in Pennsylvania.
Says tho Harrlsburg Courier edi
torially of the New York-St. Louis
"The WllllaniBport Sun hns offered
? 1,000 to have the New York to St.
Louis aviators mnko n stop in that
city and It mny be the offer will bo
accepted, for an airline from New
York to St. Louis pnsses only some
CO miles south of that city. It mis
ses Harrlsburg by about an equal dis
tance to the north.
"Tho Chicago and St. Louis trips
simply require the duplication of the
necessary number of short flights to
cover the distance, ns railroads halt
at stations, since It Is of course out
of the question, by reason of lunbility
to carry sufficient gnsollne nnd the
limit of human endurance, to con
template under present conditions an
unbroken flight between these points.
"Rut that this lllglit may some day
bo possible there is no reason to
doubt, when tho lifting capacity is
enlarged to Include the required fuel
and relief for the man at the wheel."
HE GOT HIS NICKLE.
Frank Downing Mowed Grass and
Made City Pay His Rill.
About half way along the human
line that led up to his window at the
Kings County Hospital, Paymaster
Mirandon noticed a gap.
"Move up," he called to the man
at the further side of the seemingly
empty space. The man grinned and
looked down in front of him. Miran
don looked down too, and saw a four-year-old
boy desperately striving to
make himself visible above the sill.
The men let him go up ahead of his
"Name?" asked the paymaster,
curtly, hiding a smile behind his
"Frankie Downing," was the ans
wer. "Some mistake," the paymaster
said, after he had thumbed over his
envelopes. "You'll have to get a
slip from Supervisor Hart."
Frank's Hps quivered, but away he
raced to the Supervisor's office and
demanded his slip, greatly to that
official's astonishment. Suddenly
Hart remembered. Two weeks ago
Frank, who lives in Clarkson street,
near Albany avenue, applied to Act
ing Supt. Jones of the hospital for
employment. He needed it badly, he
said. Dr. Jones thought awhile and
told him to see Mr. Hart. To get rid
of him Hart said: "The grass in front
of the staff house needs cutting pretty
badly. You may do that if you want
Frank whirled on his heel like a
soldier and marched out of tho room.
Hart laughed and forgot all about
it. Rut an hour afterward passers-:
by saw a small boy wrestling with a
lawn-mower whose handle was al
most as high as his head. Despite
the handicap the mower was doing Its
work. Next day Hart saw somebody
had mowed and raked tho lawn. He
did not think about Frank in that
connection, however, until the boy
burst in on him to Introduce himself
as the one"that mowed your lawn"
and breathlessly demanded a pay
Hart gave it to him at once, and
three minutes afterward Frank was
shoving it across tho paymaster's
counter while Mirandon counted out
fivo coppers to him.
"What'll you do with all that mon
ey?" laughed Mirandon. And tho
boy replied joyously:
"I'll buy my mother a dress."
STILL GROWBE3G CONDITION OF
Honesdale Dime Bank
At the close of business May 2, 1910
Loans S.'O 1,31 8.711
" Bonds & Mortgages .. 7U,070.53
'I Real Estato, Furnlturo
"" Cash nnd duo
-H- t f -H--H- 4-t-M-r-H-
STATEMENT SHOWING GROWTH
Deposits May 20th, 1000
" Nov. 20th, 1000
" May 26th, 1007
" Dec. 10th, 1007
p. O. MUMFOIID, President.
RITTEN 1IY "SNAKE CURE."
Old Gypsy Woninn Plnys Clever
Trick on Doctor.
Novel crimes aro occasionally com
mitted In Paris, as, for instance: An
old gypsy woman cnllcd on a doctor
living In tho Plnco Piorrlcro and
asked him to visit ,ier daughter who
was lying In a caravan on tho fortl
Ucntlons near by. "1 have tried tho
serpent cure, she said, "but there
was no result. If you will allow me
to pay your feo in advance 1 shall bo
sure you will como."
Tho doctor consented ant, tho old
woman hanucd htm a 100 note. As
ho was getting tho change out or tns
safe sho aga.n mentioned tho "ser
pent cunV nnd ho asked her what
it was. "This," she said, and, taking
a box trom under her rngs she turn
ed half a L'ozcn snakes out on the
Tho loctor was startled and null
ed out of tho room. When he re
turned with a stick he found that
the woman nnd the snakes had van
ished, while all the money in his sare
had also gone. He sti.l held the
$100 note In his nnnd, but tnis
proved to bo a forgery. Cl.icuco
Vnp-lcs vt the Pl-:m! Line.
One iicctii.xr iti.iis ...a; ucn oi s- 1.
enco nave (liseivcred in M'plr Innum
erable etiorts to ii.iu. -re and map
the earth .itn the least poslble er
ror is the ract that thrro are places
whero tno direction ot n plunio line .s
not vertlcni. Irregularities o. dens
ity in the crust of the globe may
produco this phenomena. A ro
markablo instance hns , been found
In tho Island ot l'oito Rico, where
tho deviation from tho vertical is so
great that, in mapping the island, the
northern and southern coas.. lines, as
shown on the older maps, had each
to be moved Inward half a mile.
Tho right ot the peuestnat. to the
road is gradually being wrested i'oai
him, and certainly most mo.or - riv
ers tavo little respect tor n.:n. Tins
right must not be yielded and the
conductors of motor trafhc o., ae
roads must be made to learn that
pedestrians have as much claim to
tho use of the roads as they have.
What we think should be done now
that the old relatively slow horse
trtttic is being bo rapidly ousted by
motor vehicles is that moro "Islands"
Bhould be placed in tho main streets.
WORLD'S OLDEST HEAD.
Dntcs Hack to Earliest Babylonian
Civilization, 4500 B. C.
In Blsmya, which tho archaeologists
aro now calling the oldest city In tho
world," tho party of Americans un
der Dr. Edgar J. Banks un
earthed somo relics of the earliest
Babylonian civilization, dating back
to 4600 B. C. Among these are
some pieces of statuary which show
that the people of that ancient city
had attained a wonderful high abil
ity in the art of sculpture. They
wore Sumorians, a raco that was not
Semitic; they had round heads and
Bhaved the hair from their faces.
The heads of statues dug from these
ruins and the lnscrlpltons on their
pottery and seals make It possible to
imagine what they looked liko. The
The people of Bismya also understood
the art of Inlaying, and Dr. Banks
has at least ono lino vase beauti
fully Inlaid, which was discovered on
the slto of t'a Templo of Ishtar.
What is tho ono word tho special
quality of survival value to Individ
ual man at present? We might say
mental llexlbillty tho combination
of tne power to absorb knowledge
acquired in tho past with tho imagi
nation to apply it successfully to the
circumstances of tho moment
REPORT OF THE
Deposits May 19th,
Mny 2, 1010, Deposits 3528.34G.20
AV. F. RIEFLER, VIco President.
Consolation for Girls.
Rownro of tho homely little girl,
for sho Is more than likely to bo
tho hnndsomcst of hor set whon sho
is ready to leave school, and will no
doubt remember any slights that
woro oiTorod hor when she was nn
ugly littlo duckling. It Is seldom
that tho pretty ohlld grows Into a
beautiful woman, and that Is no
doubt tho way nnturo evens up
An Italian zoologist has been able,
with a special n.at'.e mlcrophonograph
of his own Invention and manufacture
to convlnco himself that tho cqu-tlc
trlbo emits a certain buzzing sound,
varied Intone, which is Its language
Ho hns, morover, discovered that tho
red gurnet is of nil fishes tho most
loquacious, Le Figaro.
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because we make them.
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Buying direct from us elimi
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profit. Write TODAY for
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BINGHAMTON, N. Y.
OFFICE OF THE HONESDALE
CONSOLIDATED LIGHT, HEAT
AND POWER COMPANY
SPECIAL NOTICE TO STOCK
HOLDERS. Tho Board of Directors of this
Company have called a special meet
ing of its stockholders to be held at
tho General office of the company,
in tho Borough of Honesdale, Penn
sylvania, on tho 14th day of July,
1910, at 3 o'clock, for tho purpose
of voting for or against an lncreaso
of tho indebtedness of said company.
M. B. ALLEN, Secretary.
We have the sort of tooth brushes that are
mane to thoroughly cleanse anu save me
They are the kind thnt clean teeth wlthon
eaving Your mourn urn oi Drisnes.
We recommend those costing 25 cents or
more, as we cun guarantee them and will re
place, free, any that show defects of manu
facture within three mouths.
O. T. CHAHBERS.
Opp. D. & II. Station HONESDALD. PA
JOSEPH A. FISCII, Cnsliier.
. ATTOnNEV A COUNSEr.OH-AT-LAW.
Oaicc. Masonic bvililln?, tecond floor
TtrM. II . LEE,
I ATTOUNEY A COUKBEI.OIl-AT-LAW.
OlUco over poit oillcc. All local business
promptly ntti-mled to. Honcsclale. I'a.
. ATTOItNEY A COt'.N8ELOK-AT-I,AW,
OillcD Liberty Hnll building, opposite the
Post Ulllce. ilonesdnle. l'n.
ATTOItNEY A COUN8Kl.OK-AT-I.AW.
OIIlcc over Kelt's store, lloniilnle l'n.
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nllARLKS A. McCAKTY,
J ATTOKNUY A COUNSEI.OK- IT-LAW.
Special and prompt attention eiven to the
collection of claims, Olllce over ;liclf's ,new
store. Honesdale. I'a.
rn P. KIMBLE,
JL1 . ATTOItNEY A COl'NSELOU-AT-I.AW
Olllce over the nost olllce Honesdale. Pa.
. ATTOItNEY .4 COUNSEI.OR-AT-I.AW.
Office in the Court Hoitee, Honesdale
PETER II. ILOFF,
ATTOItNEY A COfNSELOIt-AT-I.AW.
Ofllce Hecoml lloor old Savings Bnk
Imlldine. Ilonesdale. Pa.
QEARLE A SALMON,;
(j ATTORNEYS A COUNSELORS-AT-LAW,
Olllces latelv occupied by Judce Searle.
flHESTER A. GARRATT,
L' ATTOItNEY A COtTNSELOK-AT-LAW.
Olllce adlaccnt to Post Olllce. Ilonesdale, I'a
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ing. Honesdule. Pa.
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Office Hocits-S ni. to p. in
Any evening bv appointment.
Citizens' phone. 'J3. Residence. No. b6-X
DR. II. B. SEARLES,
Office and residence 1019 Court street
telephones. Otlice Houri '-':00 toil:00land
6 00 o:00. p.m
LIVERY. I red. u. Rickard has re
moved his livery establishment from
corner Ciiuch street to Whitney's Stone
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1 HONESDALE, PA.
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Agency in Wayne County.
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Boarding and Accomodations
Prompt and polite attention
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