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HONE SD ALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1911.
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DISTRICT NO. 1.
This includes all the Borough of Honesdale and all of Texas except
Texas No. 3. A tour of Bermuda, a diamond ring and a gold watch aro
sure to go to this district.
CANDIDATES. COMPANION. VOTES.
Miss Helene Purdy Frances Purdy 3G905
Miss Margaret O'Brien 3GC7B
Miss Vera Richard 3G850
Miss Edna Hawker Miss Ethel' Hawker 35700
Miss Clara Saunders Mrs. R. B. Brennerman 35550
Miss Alma Campfleld 34725
Miss Blanche Secor 34825
Miss Annie Ripple 34350
Miss Lucy Murtha Sadie Connelly 34150
Miss Katherlne Kroll 34175
Miss Carrie Holfrlch 33225
Miss Margaret Reardon 32125
Miss Margaret Moran 31050
Miss Gertrude Krantz 31350
Miss Frances Demer 30G50
DISTRICT NO. 2.
This Includes Hawley Borough, Texas No. 3, and all of Palmyra,
Berlin, Oregon, Damascus and Paupack townships.
A tour to Bermuda, a diamond ring and a gold watch are sure to
go to this district.
CANDIDATES. COMPANION. VOTES.
Miss Elizabeth Tuman 30G25
Miss Helen Lehman Lena Lehman , 3G575
Miss Frances Robinson Wllma Knapp 3G300
Miss Alma Noble Mrs. H. C. Noble 3G830
Mss Josephine Spinner Loretta Spinner 34825
Miss Fannie .Fromer " 'Miss Musette Appley 34850
Miss Annie L. Pollock 34.700
JMss Nellie Langan ..SusieBanks . . 34G25
.Miss Hazel D. James! Lena F. Osborne 33G75
Miss Cora Weeks.. 33575
Miss Louise Rohrhuber i 33275
Miss Hattio Selpp. , . I',. .'.Sadie Walsh' '. . .33375
Miss Clara Gaston Catherine White' '.'7.32700
Miss Mathilda Llndau 31G50
DISTRICT NO.. 3.
This Includes Bethany Borough, Starrucca Borough and Clinton,
Lebanon, Mount Pleasant, Manchester, Buckingham, Preston and Scott
A tour of Bermuda, a diamond ring and a gold watch are sure to
go to this district.
CANDIDATE. COMPANION. VOTES.
Miss Alice Ward 3G525
Miss Susie McGraw 35550
Miss Alary Gilchrist Myrtle C. Heywood 35275
Miss Blanche Blake 35075
Miss Viola Allen ." Mary Allen 35175
Miss Mao Flynn 34975
Miss Adelaide Watson' 34500
Miss Louisa Lynch 34150
Miss Elizabeth Kelly 34100
Miss Mabel E. Waldler Mrs. A. Waldler 33775
Miss Grace Monaghan 33450
Miss Alma Guitoff 334B0
Miss Carrie Lloyd 32875
Miss Estella McAvoy ; 32450
Miss Genevieve Leonard ... 31250
DISTRICT NO. 4.
This includes Prompton and Waymart Boroughs, Cherry Ridge Can
aan, South Canaan, Lake, ' Salem, Sterling, Dreher and Lehigh town
ships. A tour of Bermuda, a diamond ring and a gold watch are sure to
go to this district.
CANDIDATE. COMPANION. VOTES.
Miss Cora Alt Miss Alma C. Peet 37G50
Miss Ella Ehrhardt 36150
Miss Emma Bates , 35925
Miss Ruth Inch , 35925
Mrs. Orpha Swingle Miss Dennle Swingle 35925
Miss Olivo Lockwood 35675
Miss Margaret Spry Genevieve Lord 35625
Miss Grace Dowllng 35675
Miss Cora Miller, R D 2 Miss Vera Murray 35425
Mrs. Frank Waltz 35350
Miss Frances Richardson 35225
Miss Agnes E. Beahen ...35100
Miss Elsie M. Howe 34700
Miss Lullela Cross Miss Rose Angels 34675
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"'TIS THE OLD
J J !
REV. W. II. HILLFR PREACHES
STRONG SERMON AT FIRST
BAPTIST CHURCH, MONDAY
EVENING, BEFORE SMALL. CON
GREGATION "CAUSE OF PAU
PERISM" EXPLAINER "THE
CHRISTIAN'S DUTY" OUTLINED
BRIEF, BRIGHT SERVICES
TO CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL
Taking his text from St. Mark
sixth chapter, thirty-seventh verse,
"Give ye them to eat," the Rev.
Will II. Hlller, pastor of tho Central
Methodist Episcopal church, preach
ed a strong sermon at the opening'
service of tho Union Revival meet
ings in the First Baptist church,
Less than seventy-five of the
"faithful" braved the elements to
attend this Initial meeting, but they
were abundantly rewarded for their
efforts by hearing a strong and for
cible sermon by Rev. Hlller.
Rev. Geo. S. Wendell, who led tho
musical part of the service, made an
admirable choirmaster, being re
sponsible for fully ninety per cent,
of the volume of sound. When he
stopped singing for a moment, it
was positively painful to note the
difference in the singing of "songs
that we know and love to sing,"
like "There shall be showers of
blessing," "Revive us again,"
"Count your blessings," "What a
friend we have In Jesus," taken
from "Familiar Songs of the Gos
pel," the official revival hymn book.
The Rev. W. H. Swift, D. D., pas
tor of the First Presbyterian church,
offered a fervent and touching pray
er. Rev. Hlller prefaced his sermon by
saying: "I bring to you tho-night a
very simple message, and yet one that
ought to be on your hearts at the
beginning of this service: "Give ye
them to eat."
Continuing, he said in part: "In
the first place Christ wants us to
share tvhat we have with our fellow
men. Men die, not because there Is
not sufficient to feed them, not be
cause the resources are not adequate,
but men die to-day, because men,
foolishly and selfishly, refuse to
share with their fellowmen what
they possess. There need not be a
hungry man or women In this old
world to-day, if men were living as
Christ taught. Men and women, who
haven't but what they consider a
little, refuse to share what' God. has
given thorn to their fellowmen. Thati
is the secret of pauperism. That Is
the reason there' are so many poor
people, and If their souls are lost
through your failure and mine, to
use what we have, God will hold us
responsible for the loss of their
souls. I want you to feel with all
your might and soul, that It is just
possible for us to live that we shall
have tho blood of souls on our hands.
"If I had a loaf of bread, and I
knew that some fellowman in this
town was starving, if I refused to
share my loaf with him, all the rea
soning men might do, could not lift
from my soul tho guilt of his death,
if I failed to feed him.
"If we assume that there is no
salvation for men outside of Jesus
Christ, and that if men are not born
again Into the kingdom of God, they
perish, then, according to the Word
of God, there are scores of men and
women in this city who are dying.
You and I by God's grace may res
cue them. They are wondering why
God's people are not coming to them
with tho bread of life. Here in
Honesdale men and women are per
ishing through sin. Some of them
may be In your own home. You
mingle with them, these men upon
whom sin has made these wounds.
They are dying. Nothing but the
blood of Jesus Christ can save them.
They are starving for the bread of
Several men in the audience led In
prayer, following the brilliant per
oration of Rev. Hlller urging all "to
consecrate themselves to the work of
bringing souls to Christ, and to en
ter Into close covenant with God to
night." Rev. Wendell reminded the busi
ness men that they would have "at
least fifty opportunities to speak to
men to-morrow and Invite them to
come to the services."
Rev. Wendell preaches to-night
and on Wednesday evening Rev. W.
H. Swift, D. D., speaks.
Tho service lasted only a little
over an hour, and was extremely in
teresting and edifying.
As the peoplo passed out of the
church, and filed on up Church
street to their comfortable homes,
many of them brushed past a
drunken man, who was lurching from
side to side on tho Icy pavements,
and hiccoughing "We may fall,"
"We may fall." As the reporter
stepped out of his way, he could not
help wondering, whether the princi
ples so beautifully enunciated by
Rev.- Hlller, would be put Into prac
tice by any of his congregation, and
a real, genuine effort made to help
such a man. "In as much as ye have
done it unto ono of the least of
these, yo have done it unto Me."
Cost of Running Honesdale.
Tho cost of running Honesdale
for the past four years Is as follows:
Year ending August 1, 1907 $10,
442.75: year ending August 1. 1908
J9.919.47; year ending August 1,
iiiu-s,s,.s; .year, ending AU'
ARE POLITICS IN
JUDGE A. T. SEARLE, CHARGING
THE GRAND JURY, COMMENTS
ON " RUMORS THAT MONEY
HAS BEEN IMPROPERLY USED
IN CONNECTION AVITH ELEC
TIONS IN THIS COUNTY " ALL
TWENTY-FOUR JURORS PRES
ENT, MONDAY AFTERNOON j
AV. A. GAYLORI), HONESDALE,
"It's rather remarkable to have
you all here," said Judge A. T.
Searle, In charging the members of
the grand jury, at the opoulng of
January terra of court, Monday af
ternoon, when all twenty-four men
drawn, answered "present" as their
names were called. H. H. Wilcox,
Mount Pleasant, was excused, so as
to leave the number twenty-three
In conformity with common law.
W. A. Gaylord, Honesdale, was
appointed foreman. Judge A. T.
Searle then addressed tho jury, in
part as follows:
"Gentlemen of the Jury: By the
Act of the Assembly of 1834, It was
provided that twenty-four persons
should be summoned to appear at
each term. By common law, only
23 are allowed to sit. It takes
twelve of your number to find a true
bill. It is required that there must
not be over 23 to constitute a grand
Jury, and prevent a possible tie.
There are just 23 In the box to-day."
"You doubtless have noticed the
prosecutions and convictions for vio
lation of election laws in Adams
county, Ohio, and nearly all the Gov
ernors who have recently been In
augurated, in their messages have
spoken of the purity of the ballot and
the crime of buying votes and. the
use of money In connection with
"It is not only a crime to buy a
vote but it is a crime to offer money
to buy a vote either for a primary
or general election. It Is also a
crime to offer a man money to pro
cure his aid or assistance In what
Is generally known as "working for
a candidate." "
"Occasionally we have heard rum
ors that money has been improperly
used In connection with elections in
the county of Wayne, and if you
should know either of any person
selling a vote, or of a person offer
ing to buy a vote, or offering anoth
er money for the purpose of In
fluencing him or having him Influ
ence his friends in connection with
any primary or general election, it
V.ijuid be your right and duty to re-
tfirn tho person 30, offending and .have
an indictment drawn by tho dis
trict attorney. It Is certainly true
that a correct ballot and Improper
use of money in connection with
elections Is one of tho greatest evils
now threatening our popular form
In concluding Judge Searle ad
monished them to "do their duties
honestly and fearlessly as iipright
"BOYS AVILL RE BOYS"
EVEN IN HONI33DALE.
Explosion Of Dynamite Cap In Va
cant Jjot un Jlnnd Jistate, Jjast
Saturday, Severely Injuries Four
Boys Criminal Negligence On
Part Of Individual Who Left
Them Along Tho River Rank.
That "boys will be boys" even in
Honesdale was demonstrated again
last Saturday morning when Mas
ters AVllllam and Donald Spencer,
sons of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Spencer
and Alfred and William AVard, sons
of Mr. and Mrs. AVllllam AVard, who
found several dynamite caps, with
wires attached, lying around loose
on tho Park Lake bank, after the
blasting last Tuesday, made use of
the week-end holiday by playing
It was dangerous sport as tho se
quel will show. "Boys shouldn't do
such things, but they will I suppose.
They ought to know better too. But
then we were young once, too," said
a man In describing the accident to
a CITIZEN reporter. "They found
four or flvo of them on the river bank
and took to fooling with them. Only
one went off. Ono was enough'
"Three boys had the moiuhes.
AVllllam, the oldest boy hit tljeT right
place. All had a whack at it. They
didn't strike the right place. He
did. It knocked them all down.
Most of them had marks on the face.
Three or four holes were shot
through Donald Spencer's blouse."
AVllllam and Donald Spencer fared
best of all. Alfred and AVllllam
AVard got the worst of It. Alfred
was severely hurt In his face and
eyes. Mr. and Mrs. AVllllam J.
Vard, fearing lest their son's eye
sight be destroyed, hurried him to
a prlvato hospital In Scranton, where
their fears were allayed.
No blame should be attached to
the Innocent boys. In the opinion
of many persons It was criminal neg
ligence to leave these powerful nitro
glycerine caps lying along tho river
bank. The name of the man who
left them there should be found out,
and the blame be put on htm, and
not on the boys who could not be
supposed to have any knowledge of
such dangerous explosives.
Simple Interest Ruler.
Four per cent. Multiply tho prin
cipal by the number of days to run;
cut off the right hand figure and di
vide by 9.
Five per cent. Multiply, by num
ber of days andidlvlde ,by 72,
; 'HONESDALE ISN'T A CITY,"
"JOHN KUHBACH ISN'T A MAYOR,"
SAYS RHAMANTHUS M. STOCKER
Lively Session of Town Council, Last Thursday Evening--The
Editor of "The Wayne County Herald" Gives
Much Gratuitous Advice to Maple City Solons'--Cost
$623.06 To Run The Burg In December--"Saip Com
mittee"Considerable About The -Fire Department--Some
ComplaintsBills Paid, Etc.
"This isn't a city," said Rhaman
thus 'Mortimer Stocker, Editor of the
AVAYNE COUNTY HERALD, when
the minutes were read by Secretary
AVyman AV. Kimble, at the regular
monthly meeting of the Town Coun
cil held In City Hall, last Thursday
evening, January 5, In response to the
usual question of President Caufield,
"Is there any comments to make on
"If those minutes were to come
Into court," said Rhamanthus Mor
timer Stocker, "there might be some
difficulty. Kuhbach officially ought
to be called Burgess. In the offi
cial minutes he ought to be called
a Burgess. The papers call him
"Mayor" as a sort of joke. He isn't
anything else. He can't be anything
else. This isn't a city. The papers
say that for a sort of a joke. It
sounds bigger, but It Isn't legal."
On motion of Mr. Penwarden "the
minutes were approved as read, with
the exception Mr. Stocker made."
President Caufield: "Don't put it
in the minutes that It was suggested
by Mr. Stocker."
"I think the Law calls them Bur
gess. That's my recollection," sug
gested a member.
Having properly classified Mayor
John Kuhbach, at Rhamanthus Mor
timer's Stocker's' suggestion, as be
ing merely "Burgess" John Kuh
bach, the report of tho treasurer was
read by George Geiiung.
These members were present:
President, Martin Caufield; secre
tary, AVyman AV. Kimble; treasurer,
George Genung; Messrs. George AV.
Penwarden, S. T. Ham, Thomas
Canlvan, Street Commissioner Law
Tho meeting was called to order
at 8:07 o'clock by President Cau
field. Treasurer's Report.
The treasurer reported a balance
on hand, December 1, 1910, of $1,
71'5.60. Orders were drawn to the
amount of $1,357.21 (Including an
order for a $600 bank noto due
November 8, charged up but no or
der Issued). There Is a balance on
hand, January 1, 1911, of $358.39.
It was brought out that the In
debtedness of Honesdale Is about
The Scrip committee had no re
port at all to make. A communica
tion dated the first week in Janu
ary, 1911, was read as follows:
"Having put In 91 feet of
curbing on Eleventh street, I
now put In an application for
OSCAR E. BUNNELL.
President Caufield: "AVe'll refer
that to tho committee on "scrip,"
and have thorn look that up thor
oughly." Messrs. Ham and Canlvan constlt
tute the "Scrip Committee." The
property to which Mr. Bunnell re
ferred Is known as the Sutter prop
erty. President Caufield: "I was going
to suggest to the Town Council at
the last meeting, that the Scrip
committee, if they had time, look
over the minute books from the ear
liest books we have, and find out
how mueh scrip was Issued In Hones
dale, and have the amounts all put
Mr. Ham: "From the scrip books
you can't get head nor tall. In
1851, the minute book gives 100
feet just here and there, but don't
President Caufield: "It ought to
bo done in correct form, and they
ought to make a record as they go
It was suggested that the Scrip
committee employ a clerk. "They
could take tho minute books, and
look over the scrip books and the
minute books," said Mr. 'Caufield.
Mr. Penwarden: "AVe don't want
too much of our talk in the paper
President Caufield: "That won't
Mr. Penwarden: "I don't like to
have it advertised, when we are
talking ono to anothor."
Mr. Genung (harking back to the
"scrip" business) : "It's quite a chore
to do It. It's a puzzling matter to
tell. People are coming in, and
tho town Is changing all the time."
Mr. Penwarden: "Miss Edgett in
Kimble's office would be a good one
to do it. She d have the time to do
President Caufield: "Leave that to
the Scrip Committee. She might
not want to do It."
Mr. Penwarden then made a mo
tion, which was carried, "that tho
Scrip committee be authorized to get
a competent person to make out a
list of tho scrip as Issued by the
Rhamanthus Mortimer Stocker:
" - ( .'Hv
"It's going to be a puzzler to know
who owned a certain house at a cer
tain time. Somebody else owns It
now. It's going to be quite a dif
President Caufield: "It's going to
be quite a chore, but it ought to be
Mr. Stocker: "Mr. ColllnB made a
map of the town. He would bo a
good helper. Property has changed
hands a good deal. Oh you're right
in having it done. Only it's a lot
Mr. Ham: "If a man puts in a
decent curb he don't get nothing.
If you put in a seven foot walk you
only get a few black eyes that's all.
If you put In a five foot "field-stone"
walk, you get scrip."
The town council took a brief re
cess while Mr. Stocker went over an
old scrip book of 1849. He un
earthed the following interesting
"Ellas Beers put In the first side
walk In the town."
On motion of Mr. Penwarden.
seconded by Mr. Ham, It was decided
"that the Scrip Committee be au
thorized to secure some competent
person to make a complete record
of the amount of scrip Issued by
Honesdale borough, from the very
beginning, and designate the proper
ties." "AVe don't care so much about
the amounts as about the proper
ties," remarked Mr. Caufield.
Mr. Genung: "Did you do any
thing about the teams running on
the sidewalk at the upper end of
Street Commissioner AVeidner:
"Thero's too much frost in the
ground. They ain't driving on it
When Mr. Caufield asked whether
there was any unfinished business,
Mr. Ham said: "Only the fire' plugs.
They ain't put In."
Mr. Penwarden: "Mr. McMullen
came to me after tho fire-plugs came
in, and I told him to see Ham, and
if he was satisfied to let It go to
Mr. Ham: "It would cost a great
deal more to put them in now. AVe
ought to test the plugs, to see It
they aro frozen or not."
President Caufield: "That is an
important thing. The Fire Depart
ment Is taking It up."
Mr. Penwarden: "That might bet
ter bo left to the Fire Department
to see that the plugs are kept In or
Mr. Caufield: "It's the duty of the.
Mr. Penwarden: "If they are go
ing to test the plugs thoy ought to
notify the Superintendent of tho
On motion of Mr. Ham, seconded
by 'Mr. Genung, it was decided "that
the secretary notify the Fire De
partment that they look after the
plugs and see they aro in proper
working order, and not frozen, and
when they are going to test these
plugs to notify the Superintendent
of the AVater Company, when they
are going to do it, so they can send
some one along to do it."
One of the members wanted to
know If there would be any pay for
the man who goes around to test
these plugs. It was suggested that
the work had been done in the past
without any charge, and that there
was no reason why it shouldn't be
done gratis In the future.
President Caufield: "This little
borough Is taxed very heavily for
flro protection. AVe aro paying a
heavy tariff to the AA'ater Company,
and then It's a very expensive bill
to keep up the Fire Department."
Mr. Penwarden: "AVhen they get
a fire alarm, they should leave the
engine here until the chief calls for
it. It don't seem necessary to run
tho engine out for every fire alarm."
Street Commissioner AVeidner
spoke to the President of tho Coun
cil about cutting tho ice and opening
the channel. "I got to thinking,"
said Mr. Caufield, "there are so
many people walking over the Ice,
whether wo shouldn't have signs so
that people would know. If he cuts
a two foot channel, and some ono
gets in there it would be a bad fix."
Mr. Stocker: "I've seen children
skating thero when they were In
danger of their lives. They oughtn't
to go on without permission of tho
Town Council, and If they do they
ought to be arrested."
President Caufield: "AVhen we
were children we used to do very
funny things ourselves. As soon as
you forbid some one there is a tem
tatlon to go."
Mr, Penwarden: "I don't think it
necessary to keep that channel open."
(Continued on Page Fire).