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THE CITIZEN, FRIDAY, SEPT. 15, 1011.
INDICT II II rri
Butler Grand Jury Acts In
MAKE COiSP.RAGY CHARGES
Special Investigation of Outrages Along
Harmony, Pit.sburg, Butler and
Newcastle Line Results In Action
Against Former Employees.
Butler, Pa., Sept. 14. The. grand Jury
.which mnde a special Investigation Into
dynamiting outrages and other acts of
violence along the line of the Har
mony, Pittsburg, Butler and Newcas
tle railway made Its report to Judge
James M. Gnlbralth aud recommends
that indictments be brought against
twenty labor leaders and former em
ployes of the company. Among those
named by the grand jury against
whom indictments shall be brought are
J. J. 1 horpe of Pittsburg, International
vice president of tho Amalgamated As
soclatlon of Street aud Electric Kail-
way Employees, aud C. A. Belts, ores
ideut of the Harmony local union of
The grand jury specifies J. J. Thorpe,
C. A. Betts, V. W. Pollock, L. G. Bow
man, II. F. Gasklll, D. E. Pierce, Henry
Cllngensmlth, A. L. Householder, Wil
liam Williamson, Sam Hodmau, M. J.,
Skeohlll, .7. II. Roberts, Clyde Shouts,
I. D. Hllemau, Henry Dunbar, Clyde
Jones, n: E. Thayer, John Strosuider
J. C. Baker and L. Kinghorn, aud rec
ommend that they be indicted.
Immediately after the presentment
had been made the district attorney
brought n bill of Indictment nnd passed
it to the grand jury. The grand jury
acted immediately aud indictments
,were raturned. Two charges were
brought, fifteen of the men named be
ing charged with conspiracy for dy
namiting cars and other attempts, nnd
several of the men were named for
conspiracy for soaping or greasing the
TRACE IANSDALE EIOPERS.
Pair Arrested Also Charged With Rob
bery and Forgery.
I.ansdale, Pa., Sept. 14. Mrs. Anton
etta Manzoll and Antonio Toledo, who
eloped from here, have'been traced to
New Windsor, Conn., and are In cus
tody. Charles Kulp, a policeman, is at
Ilarrisburg to procure the approval of
Governor Toner to requisition papers
to bring the fugitives back to Mont
gomery county for trial.
The Manzels have their home here.
The husband was thrifty and had it
good position and a bank account.
With Toledo's Intimacy with the wile
there followed quarrels between the
husband and wife. A week ago Mrs.
Mnnzell and Toledo disappeared.
Simultaneously It was developed th'.t
tho wife hud forged her husband'
name to a savings bank certificate In
the amount of $300 and procured the
money from a local linnfe. n
charged that Toledo smashed open the
husband's trunk and took .? 100 In notes.
Kulp was put on' the case and war
rants wort issued by Magistrate .1.
Winfleld White of Gwynedd for the ar
rest of the wife on forgery chnrgos
nnd that of Toledo on robbery charges.
CARRIED SLAIN PRISONER.
Policeman Forces Six Captives to Move
Assailant Whom He Shot.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Sept. 14. After
being kicked under a moving train
by a negro prisoner, Burton E. Som
mers, a Lehigh Valley railroad police
man, rolled on the rails, drew his re
volver and killed tho lleelng man by
shooting him In the spine. Six other
mcu, whom Burton also had arrested
for illegal riding on the train, were
forced to carry tho negro's body to
Timkhnnnock, a mile away, where
Burton locked them in Jail and sur
Policeman Sommers, although dazed
for a' moment by tho man's attack,
acted so quickly that he saved his own
life and killed his escaping assailant.
Sommers served In the United States
army iu the Philippines. The icn.
was David Collins of Philadelphia.
WOMAN HALTS CITY WORK.
Pittsburg Milliner Won't Permit Rais.
ing House Above Flood Level.
Pittsburg, Sept. 14. The raising ol
north side streets abovo flood level is
being effectively blocked by an Indig
nant milliner and her pet poodle dog.
"What's tho trouble?" Mayor Mugec
inquired of the contractor when ln
saw all of the men loaflug.
"Don't" you see that womau and her
poodle" lie asked, pointing to Mrs.
Susaua A. Lynn, who was in the dooi
way of her store holding her pet dog
Winks. "She won't let us proceed."
The mayor was powerless to Inter
fere for Mrs. Lynn owns the building
und refuses to allow the city to
Tho mayor thinks Mrs. Lynn will iu
couslder, though she camped outside
her store all night on a cot with her
dog as a guard.
Pittsburg Bars Deattie Pictures.
Pittsburg, Sept. 14. Director John
Morln of the department of public
safety said any attempt to show pic
tures of the Beattie trial will bo prohibited.
West Virginia Executive From
a Snapshot at Spring Lake.
Photo by American Press Association.
TO IMPEACH BLEASE.
Enemies of South Carolina Executive
Seek to Oust Him.
Columbia. S. C, Sept. 14. Leaders of
the opposition to Governor Cole L.
Blcase nre getting evidence against
him as a basis for impeachment pro
ceedings that It is positively nssertcd
will be filed against him when the
South Carolina legislature convenes in
Jnnuary. The evidence being assem
bled is to be put iu concrete form, and
he will be generally charged with mal
feasance in office.
A resolution 13 to be introduced, it is
said, to Impeach him. If this is passed
the articles of impeachment will be
ready to bo filed at once, upon which
the state senate, sitting as a high
court, will try him. His opponents be
lieve that nearly two-thirds of the
members of tho legislature nre inim
ical to Governor Blease.
In a speech made at Spartansburg
on July 4 Governor Blease said that
impeachment proceedings had been
threatened against him and that if he
were impeached nnd removed from the
office of governor he would run for
nnd bo elected to the house next year.
GOULD PAYS $1,000 FINE.
Note Contender Plea Accepted In Wire
New York, Sept. 14. Judge Hough
in the United States circuit court here
accepted a plea of nolo contender from
Frank J. Gould nnd fined him $1,000,
but he made it plnlu that he accepted
tho plen only because his colleague.
Judge Archbnlu, had established the
precedent In tho steel wire pool case.
There were eighty odd indictments and
nbout seventy of them have been dis
posed of by Judge Archbald. Judge
Hough also let it be known that his
acceptance of tho plea was not to be
taken as a precedent in his administra
tion of the criminal law in this district.
As president of tho Old Dominion
Wire and Nail company Mr. Gould
had been indicted for participating in
one of the nine wire pools.
YALE PRACTICE BEGINS.
Few of 1911 Football Team Report at
New nnven, Conn., Sept. 14. A small
squad of Yale football men have re
ported to get their new suits for this
year. The practice started this after
noon. Captain Arthur Howe is confi
dent that there will be forty men here.
Only "those who have n fair chance of
getting Into some of tho games have
been ordered to report.
Of the men who won their "Y" last
year those who will return, beside Cnp
tnln Howe, are McDavitt and Childs,
guards; Scully nnd Paul, tackles; Phil
bin, half back, and Francis, half back.
Walter Camp, Jr., who was hurt last
year so that he couldn't get into the
later games, Is here and is in fine con
dition. LIFE TERM FOR KIDNAPER.
Wisconsin Justice 8wift After Suspect
Madison, Wis., Sept 14. John A.
("Dogskin") Johnston pleaded guilty In
court to tho murder of Annie Lefber
ger, tho soveu-year-old child who was
kidnaped from her bod. Tho man
"made a detailed confession to tho
It was twenty-live minutes after
Johnson cnlled the turnkey In the
county Jail nnd told him ho had de
cided to plead guilty that Johnson had
been sentenced nnd was on his way
to tho state prison for life.
Johnson was arrested last Saturday,
but was released for lack of evidence.
Monday night ho was again arrested,
but tho lack of evidenco was such that
the district attorney did not venture
to issue n warrant until yesterday,
GERMAN MARKET DEPRESSED.
.Jfrneral Feeling of Alarm Adds to
Panic on Bourse,
Berlin, Sept. 14. A state of depres
sion has ugaln seized tho Bourse and
tho result is a general decllno iu prices
and the withdrawal of French gold
which is leading to a rise In Paris
exchange, which is tho chief factor
Orders from Vienna based on the
reports that the France-German nego
tiations had broken add to the weak
ness of tho shares.
PLEA FOR L
Foss Also Would Protect the
GOVERNORS ViSIl GOAST FORT
Big Guns at Sandy Hook Demonstrate
to State Executives Ability of Army
to Repel Foreign Invaders to
Spriug Lake, N. J., Sept. 14. Twcn
ty-eveu governors with cotton in their
eats tiptoed onto the parapet of Fort
Hancock, observing the habits of a
twelve inch coast defense gun. Hoke
Smith of Georgia wns the only dele
gate to the house of governors to miss
tho entertainment nt Sandy Hook. Un
like some of the westerners, Mr. Smith
had seen big guns nt play, so he stayed
at the Monmouth hotel to read the
news from Georgia.
To most of tho governors, who wero
invited by the war department to see
what could be done to a battleship that
tried to be rough with New York citj,
the exhibition of marksmanship was a
treat Some, like Btubbs of Kansas,
stood by glumlly, shaking their beads
over good money burned up to make a
governors' holiday, whilo others, like
Kltchln of North Carolina, sermonized
a bit on the economic wasto of war
fare. But nine out of ten had as much
fun and asked as many 'questions ns
boys just, let out of school.
They made the trip to Sandy Hook
after discussing employers' liability
and workmen's compensation prob
lems, tho only topic up for discussion,
nnd to the majority of the governors
here It is regarded as the most impor
tant. Two addresses wero made, one
by Governor Hny of Washington, the
other by Governor Foss of Massachu
setts, but several took part in tho In
formal exchange of opinions.
Governor Woodrow Wilson's atten
tion was colled to a statement purport
ing to come from Governor Osborn of
Michigan to the effect that he had not
attended the conference because it was
merely a gathering to boom Wilson for
tho Democratic nomination for presi
dent. Governor Wilson had nothing to say
in reply, but ex-Governor Fort of New
Jersey did what talking was necessary.
It was ho who as governor of New Jer
sey got the conference for Spring
Lake, said Governor Fort and Wood
row Wilson bad nothing to do with It.
Moreover, he added, Governor Osborn
wrote on Aug. 10 last and again on
Aug. 30 that lie was looking forward
with pleasure to being hero. All of the
governors joined in saying that it was
decidedly untrue nnd unfair to Gov
ernor Wilson to hint that tho Spring
Lake conference was to bo used to
further his candidacy.
Governor Wlllson of Kentucky has
Invited the conferees to Frankfort to
attend the unveiling of a monument to
Abraham Lincoln on Nov. 8.
Governor Foss of Massachusetts read
his paper on "State Legislation For
Worklngmen's Compensation." His
state has a law which goes Into effect
In a few months. Governor Foss fa
vors state laws providing adequate I
compensation for workingmen who be
come Injured, but he Insists upon
proper process for the protection of the
FRYE'S WILL FILED.
Daughters of Late Mains Senator
Divide His Estate.
Augusta, Me., Sept. 14. The will of
United States Senator William P.
Frye, filed at the Androscoggin
county probate court, is in the sen
ator's own handwriting nnd Is dated
Aug. 30, 1009. It has only one pub
lie bequest, tho sum of $1,000 to the
Old Ladles' home In Lewiston. It
gives to the senator's daughter, Mrs.
nolon Frye White, the house and lot
with tho contents where she lives, and
which was the senator's own home,
provided tiiat she account to his estate
for tho sum bt $10,000 for the same.
It also gives to her his house and lot
at Squirrel Island.
It gives to his daughter, Alice Frye
Brlggs of Auburn, his camp nt Bangely
Lakes, and as the value of this Is less
than tho Squirrel island property, it
gives to Mrs. Briggs $1,000 to equalize
the bequests. Tho remainder of- the
estate is divided equally between the
two daughters, who are charged with
tho .care and burial of Rose Lewis, a
woman who was for many years n do
mestic in the Frye house.
SHAKERS TO BE ACQUITTED.
Pair Who Killed Woman to End Suf
fering Out on Bail,
Klsslmmee, Fla., Sept. 14.-Charged
with murder because after praying
they gave chloroform to n dying wom
an to end her agony, it is believed here
that Sister Elizabeth Sears and Broth
er Egbert B, Gillette, two respected
members of a Shnker colony, may not
even be indicted by the grand Jury,
such Is tho respect with which they nre
held. Both are freo on ball.
The woman, Sister Sadie h. Mar
chant, begged them to give her the
chloroform, and the action of her two
friends Is regarded here as assistance
at suicide rather than murder. Under
the laws of the stato attempted suicide
Is not a crime.
Rev. Thomas J. Drumm Dead.
Concord, N. H., Sept. 14. Tho Rev.
Thomas J. Drumm, masterin St Paul's
school for thirty-eight years, is dead.
HHQfi :IlEV DR' FRANCIS CLARK.
Founder of Christian Endeavor,
Who Celebrates Sixtieth Birthday.
Ottawa. Ont. Sent. 14. President
Taft has telegraphed to Rev. Dr.
F rancis Clark, founder of the World s
Christian Endeavor union, eonirrntii.
lating him on tho celebration of tho
sixtieth anniversary of his birth.
Dr. Clark was born at Avlmer. near
here, and appropriate functions were
hold to mark tho occasion. Many
Americans are attending.
ALL IN FORTY-THREE MINUTES
President's Aids Makes Record For
Beverly, Mass., Sept. 14. Major
Archibald Butt has taken his physical
test. It Is not the prescribed army test
which the president's aide took, but
one unique to his post and which he
voluntarily imposes upon himself. Fri
day the major will board the presi
dent's car for the 13,000 mile trip. He
knows that he will have a record to
make In lightning changes of uniforms
So he has put himself through the
paces by way of preparation.
Baron Uchlda called upon tho presi
dent to take his formal leave of him
before leaving for Japan. Tho major
met him in full dress uniform. The
cnll was made and the baron returned
to the depot. Without omitting any
bows, tho major then made his gct
away and hurried back homo to the
president's house, some two miles from
the depot, changed from the full dress
uniform to a little fuller dress civil-
Inn's costume nnd returned to the de
pot to cntch a train to Boston. The
whole thing, tho ambassador's cnll,
two trips and olinnge, was done In
FLIER WARD UNDISMAYED.
Will Resume Coast to Coast Flight
From Paterson, N. J.
Now York, Sept 14. James J. Ward,
the second filer to try for the coast to
coast prize, went Into the air from
Governors Island. Just after dusk he
settled down near the limits of Pater
sou, N. J., after a day of hunting
through tho unblazed air trails. He
lost his way over Jersey City, mistook
the tracks of the Lehigh for those of
the Erie and swept a wide semicircle
that didn't advance him a great deal
on tho road to Buffalo.
High, gusty winds brought him to
grass twice. But be wasn't hurt, his
Curtlss biplane wasn't scratched, and
he said that he had every Intention of
continuing Ills flight nt once from Pat
erson. EXECUTE INDIAN CHIEF.
Head of Cucapas Meets Bandit's Fats
Los Angeles, Col., Sept. 14. Juan
Guerrero, noted Cucapas Indian war
chief and reputed bandit, was execut
ed in Ensenada, Lower California, last
Friday, nccordlng to word brought to
Los Angeles from there. Guerrero left
Los Angeles for Ensenada ten days
ago against the advice of friends,
prompted by a promise from the Mexi
can government to treat with him over
tho restitution of lands formerly be
longing to his tribe, ne wns arrested
as he left the Ensenada wharf.
Fair and continued cool today; Fri
day fair and warmer. ,
BUTTER Steady ; receipts, 11,824 pack
ages; creamery, specials, per lb., 27c; ex
tras, 2Ca26Vtc; thirds to firsts. 20Ha25c;
stato dairy, common to prime, 19a23Hc;
process, seconds to specials, lSHa23c; fac
tory, current make, 17a20c.; packing stock.
CHEESE Firm; receipts, 5,812 boxes;
state, whole milk, specials, per lb., I3V4a
13?ic; fancy colored, 13aKVlc.; white, 13a
lSVic; undergrades, liaise.; daisies, beBf,
HallHc; part skims, ialiytc; hard
EGOS Steady; receipts, 15.Ha cases,
fresh gathered, extras, per doz., Ba27c.;
extra llrsta, 23a23Kc; firsts, Ha22cj sec
onds, 19a20c; state, Pennsylvania and
nearby, hennery whites, 30a3Ec; gathered
whites, 27a33c; hennery browns, 27c,
gathered brown and mixed, 21atJc.
POTATOES Weak; Maine, per bag.
$2.25; Long Island, per bbl. or bag, J2.25a
2.50; Jersey, $2a2.S5; sweets, Jersey, No. 1,
per basket, tl.26al.40; southern, yellow, per
bbl., tWa3.W. .
HAY AND STRAW Firm; timothy, old.
per 100 lbs., B0c.aO.25; new, 90c.ah.25;
shipping, 80aS5c; clorer, mixed, 75aajl;
clover, TSaSGc; straw, long rye, 75aS0c;
oat and wheat, 40a45c
DRESSED POULTRY Fowls steady;
chickens weak; turkeys, fresh, old, par
lb.,;17al8c; fowls, fresh, western, boxes
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Prohibition Paper In Maine
BY MARGIN OF 545 VOTES.
Election Returns Are Again Juggled,
and State Long "Dry" May Be "Wet"
by 8mall Majority on Official
Count of the Votes.
Portland, Me., Sept. 14,-Flrst It was
uie wets," then it was the "Drys."
Now it is tho "Wets" again.
The most dramatic climax yet in
iuu series or climaxes that has at
tended Maine's remarkable election
camo when George W. Norton, sec
retary of the No License league, con
ceded n victorv to tho wh. h..
margin of 545 votes, when two hours
Dcrore tho voters all over tho stato had
settled to the conclusion that the
"Drys" wore sure winners.
Mr. Norton based his figures on tho
face of returns received from the sec
retary of state's oillce, whore an ac
countant especially employed by the
Express Advertiser, a prohibition
paper, and by the No License league
took the returns ns fast as they were
Verified returns from 480 towns nnd
cities were received, giving a "dry"
majority of 2,200 votes. Four cities
and thirty-seven towns were not in
cluded in this list According to
special and Associated Press reports
from these places, tho thirty-seven
towns gave a majority of 038 for the
"Drys," making a "dry" majority of
2,847 without tho four cities.
But the four cities, Lewiston, South
Portland, Rockland nnd Old Town,
have an aggrecnto "wot" mninritr nf
3,302, offsetting the "dry" majority
iiuu giving a majority of 543 votes for
the repeal of tho prohibitory amend
ment. Here Are the Figures.
Portland, Me.. Sent. 14. A total vot
has been given out by the secretary
of state. It is as follows: Yes, 00,523;
no, 00,3(0; majority for repeal, 155.
The total vote as given out by tho
Associated Press follows: Yes. nn.241-
no, C0.5S8; majority for retention, 347.
Which of these ronorts Is corroct- is
not known. Both wore given out early
INSANE AT BROTHER'S GRAVE
Myrtle Smith Now Lies In Hospital
Near M an Held For Crime.
Washington, Sept'. 14. Myrtle Smith,
pretty youthful sister of the lad who
was murdered in nn Itnllan shoemak
er's shop last Sunday the place after
ward being set on fire in an attempt
to conceal the crime, became Insane at
Mount Olivet cemetery when the body
of tho little victim was being lowered
into the grave. She tried to Jump in
tho grave and it required four men to
restrain her. Finally it became neces
sary to bind her hands and feet. Then
the girl was taken to the Washington
asylum, where she lies on n cat nnt n
hundred yards from tho cell In which
ony Aiaiino, the "shoemaker by
trade," In whose shop little Harry
Smith was brutally beaten tn rlpnth
with a steel hammer, is confined on a
charge of having committed the mur
der. Physicians at the hospital say that
the youngAvotnan is in a serious condi
tion and that her reason may never
be restored, even if her life is saved.
Mrs. Smith, mother of tho murdered
boy, and his little sister May are both
prostrated at their homes.
At tho Inquest which held Mllano
for tho crime tho theory was devel
oped that the Italian, who had long
been tho butt of mischievous boys of
the neighborhood, thought tho Smith
boy, who stuttered, was trying to mock
him, and killed the lad in n lit of rage.
SUGAR TEUST NOT TO BLAME.
Head of House Probe Committee Says
Shortage Raises Prices.
Savannah, Ga., Sept. 14. Congress
man II. H. Hardwlck of Georgia,
chairman of tho committee Investigat
ing the operations of the alleged sugar
trust, who Is here, says the trust is
not to blnme for the price of sugar
advancing ns It has been during the
pnst few weeks. Ho exonerates the
combine from tho charge of wilfully
forcing up the price, although ho says
the matter will be investigated by his
committee when It meets next month.
"Tho increase in the price of sugar,"
the congressman said, "is not tho re
sult of manipulation. It Is solely the
result of hick of production In Pnlm
and elsewhere. Tho beet sugar crop
has failed hero and abroad, aud sup
plies cannot be had. The result has
been nn Increase In price, Just us there
would be an Increase In' price of cotton
If wo should have.n very short cotton
WRECK KILIS FOUR.
Threo Others Will Die From Injuries
Clevelnnd, Sept. 14. Four men were
killed nnd fourteen injured in a col
lision between a freight and work train
on the belt lino railroad. The wreck
occurred half way between Franklin
nnd Warren road. Three of tho in
jured, all of whom are at St Alexis
hospital, will die today, according to
The wreck was evidently due to a
misunderstanding of signals.
tSDedal to Tho Citizen.
MILANVILLE, Pa., Sept. 14
MlssWinnle Gay and niece, Elizabeth
Skinner, loft Thursday for Scranton
where they will spend threo weeks
wuu ours. n. u. uarr. Miss Gay
expects to go to Kansas for the win
ter. Miss Lorena Skinner started on
Friday last for Troy, N. Y wlhore
she has a position teaching drawing.
Hor friends wish her a pleasant
Mrs. Nichols and Miss Llhbie
Sherer spent last Tuesday In Port
Jervls, N. Y.
J. J. 'McCullough and Klngsley of
Blnghamton, recently spent a few
days with Mrs. Beach.
Miss Cora Gordon will return to
Middletown, N. Y this week after
spending several weeks hero with
her aunt, Miss Florence C. Skinner.
Miss Bessie E. Skinner returned
home Tuesday after a delightful visit
with 'Honesdale, Hawley and Scran
The friends of Dr. Otto Appley are
glad to see him able to drive out
Mrs. T. G. Wilson and son Donald,
of New York city, are boarding at V.
.Mrs. Isadore Calkins is visiting
her sister, Mrs. John Pulls, at Endl
cott, X. Y.
John Sherwood and son, Adon, are
attending the State Fair at Syracuse,
N. Y., this week.
Montieth Brown has returned to
New York city.
Ruth, Dorothy and Wilmot Carr,
who were visiting their aunt, Miss
Gay, have returned to Scranton.
Jean Carthuser recently enjoyed a
trip to Niagara Falls, N. Y.
It is rumored that Orville Kays
has sold his interest in the grist mill
here, and will engage In business in
Blnghamton. While wo wish Mr.
Kays success, we are sorry to lose
both OI r. and Mrs. Kays.
Willis Tyler has sold his farm to
'Mr. Haynes of Brooklyn, possession
to be given April next. Mr. Haynes
built a new home near Mr. Tyler's
and now expects to plant an exten
sive fruit orchard.
F. D. Calkins and William Pulis
recently were In Honesdale.
Robert Dorln, one of Honesdale's
popular men, was in town last week
The city people who have occupied
the bungalows owned by Mr. Samp
son, 'have returned to their homes.
Mr. Sampson has no trouble renting
these bungalows and could rent as
'Miss May Boucher of Port Jervls
Is visiting here.
'.Miss Minnie Hocker will teach the
school at Nobody's Switch.
Gertrude Calkins, Sarah Calkins
and Charlie Hnnlrnr nra ott.!l
High school at Damascus.
we are glad to note that Prof.
Pethlck will remain nt nnnmcu.,,,, fi,t
year. As the people of the township
pay the tax we are glad to see a
Damascus boy receive tho benefit.
Mrs. Peck, Washington, D. C, is
visiting at M. S. Skinner's.
CANDIDATE for PKOTIIONOTARY.
JOHN JT. SIIAHPST EEN.
To the Republicans or Wayne Co.:
I tako this means of announcing
myself as a candidate for the nomi
nation of Prothonotary at the pri
maries, Sept. 30, 1911.
To most of you I am known per
sonally. During my seventeen years
of service as a clerk In tho Hones
dale postofflce my efforts have been
to perform my duties faithfully and
courteously to the patrons of the of
fice and the public generally.
To tho voters with whom I am not
personally acquainted I would say
that, since a severe Injury sustain
ed by my father a few years before
his accidental death when I was six
teen years old I have tried to make
an honest living. My 'birthplace was
In Texas township, district No. 4,
Wayne county. My school days
were limited to tho district school
and the Honesdale High school. As
a bov of elnypn vpflra T annnf mv
summers slate picking on the Dola-
wuru tiuuson uock anu attended
School dtirlntr thn wlntor T nlen
spent several summers working on a
farm in Cherry Ridge.
After school I entered the office
of the Honesdalo Iron Works, known
now as tho fliiflrnnv Rloptrlo lin, ..,,.
Co., where I stayed a numher of
years aim later entoreu tho Hones
dale postofflce serving two years un-
dor Wllllnm 1? Vtrlrrfro t v. .
1 ' ;- - - -.rea. x moil tTUUl
to the Carbondale Lumber company
as a bookkeeper, remaining with
thorn until the appointment as post
master of Miss Mary E! Gorety, who
later became the wife of Hon. C. A.
'McCarty. In June, 189S, I returned
to the Honesdale postofflce where I
have been employed ever since. In
coming before the people and asking
their assistance and vote at tho com
ing primaries, let me say that I am
no tool of any boss or bosses. I
simply desire In common with every
American citizen to better my condi
tion. Your support will be appre
ciated and if nomlnatod and elected
I will devote all my time and atton-
"2? ,t0T th0 ,dutIes of tho office to
which I asplro and will resign my
present position. '
As the son of the lato Newton
Snarpsteen, veteran of the Civil
war, I have an Interest in and sym
pathy with all veterans.
Most cordially yours,
J. N. Sharpatoon.