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69th YEAR -NO. 74
HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1911.
Reporter Squanders Whole
of Ten Cents on Savings
It was a rainy, cold, disagreeable,
unlucky Friday morning. To add to
the discomfort of the impecunious
reporter he was financially em harass
ed, strapped, dead broke, bankrupt.
To make matters still worse, the
"ghost" wouldn't walk until the mor
row, and Saturday, worse luck, was
the newspaper man's birthday.
Dull and raw September had fol
lowed In the wake of a spendthrift
Summer. Winter was coming on
apace. Rainy, not to say snowy, days
were sure to come.
" Ha! An Idea," breathed the re
porter, with clenched fist, to him
self. "I'll open a savings account
with the government. I'll never be
able to raise ?1 to start an account
with one of the local banks, so I'll
deposit my superfluous cash with
the government. It's sure to be in
safe hands then."
Horrors! A hasty search of his
pockets revealed nothing 'but a bunch
of keys, and a pocket of unpaid bills.
What to do? A sudden inspiration.
"I'll ask the boss for a dime, trust
ing to luck to raise the ten cents, and
"Glv8 him ten cents," the manag
ing editor obligingly told the short
Equipped with the wherewithal,
one lone dime, dated 1908, and puf
fing a fragrant Havanna, which ho
had received just a few moments be
fore from one of the thousand and
one Primary candidates, the reporter
breezed along to the Postofflce.
" For how small an amount can I
open an account?" he asked Eben
Keen at the stamp window.
" For $1," he was told.
" Can't I open an account for ten
cents?" despairingly queried the re
porter. " You can buy a card for ten
cents," said Mr. Keen. " When
you get the card full you deposit it
and get a certificate. It doesn't open
an account, unless It's a $1."
Thinking that the reporter was
only asking for Information, Mr.
Keen returned to his onerous du
ties of sorting the morning mall.
The. Citizen man was patient.' His
patience was finally rewarded"" by"1
.miss juargaret urimn's coming to the
stamp window, and asking him what
To her he confided his burning de
sire to bank with the government.
She hastened to the rear of the of
fice, and returned, In a moment,
with a printed slip.
" Have you one of those informa
tion slips?" she asked. He hadn't.
" I can give you one," she continued,
handing him a four-page leaflet.
" Why, I don't know," she re
sumed. " The Banks seem to think
it's a detriment to them. We deposit
it in one of the local banks, every
day. The Idea of the Department is
to get money out that's hoarded up,
don't you know. This will give you
quite a little Information. Come over
to the other window, please."
The reporter meekly walked over
to the money order window. There
he found Captain Carroll J. Kelley,
of the gallant Thirteenth, to whom
he said, " I want to exchange ten
cents for one of those cards."
" Yes, sir," politely acquiesed the
Then he explained the Ins and outs
of this new wrinkle. "Why," he
said, "you buy stamps and put them
on there until you get ten. Then you
get a certificate of deposit."
" I guess that's the first one I
know of," said tho Captain when
asked by the newspaperman whether
others had done as he was going to
" How many accounts havo been
. "One account. Oh It'll take time.
It may work. In some places It
works. We're not against the banks.
This Is after tho money tho people
have stored away. Lots of people are
afraid of barfks. It may be a suc
cess and it may not be a success. Tho
Independent is wrong when it th),lks
wo are against the banks.
" I can't tell you who the first de
positor is. You can sell that card
to somebody else if you want to. It
isn't redeemable until you have ten
stamps on there.
" After you have that full you get
a certificate of deposit. They run
from $1 to $100. You havo to give
your age then, your address, occupa
tion, residence birth, date of birth,
race or color, father's name, mother's
Christian or given name, and your
" It draws two per cent, interest.
Then you can exchange those for
government bonds, by making appli
cation fifteen days before July 1 and
" Next, pleaso! Yes. we have spec
ial delivery stamps!!"
Clutching tho coveted deposit card
to his breast, the reporter left Uncle
Sam's local headquarters, and was
fortunate enough to run across the
Chester A. Garrett, a rising young
barrister of tho Maple City, holds tho
proud 'honor of being the first de
positor in the Honesdale branch of
the U. S. Government Postal Savings
Bank. He was richer than the re
porter. Ho had a dollar. Tho Gov
ernment has It now. But, goodness
me, on September 15, 1912, he'll
draw two cents Interest on his slmo-leonl
I Francis McNamara, of Hawley,
, and Lieutenant of Erie Police Guy ,
t Relph, of Dunmore, appeared before 1
Inquire Robert A. Smith. Friday!
morning, where tho former paid the
piaini sworn out against Ills adopted )
son, William, who, it is alleged!
looked too long .upon the wine when
it was red at the metropolis of
Lackawaxen, last Sunday, and as a'
result maue itonie howl when he
boarded the Erie train for home in
It Is alleged that he insulted Con
ductor Charles Lord and a number
of the passengers on the train, and
a warrant sworn out by Detective
Relph was Issued charging him with
drunkenness and disorderly conduct.
Lieutenant Relph and Deputy
Constable P. J. Moran, Honesdale,
spent considerable time in Hawley
the first of the week, in an effort to
apprehend young McNamara, but the
bird, getting wind of their inten
tions, had flown.
Monday night he hired a horse and
buggy, and lit out for York State
to escape arrest.
His father, who settled the
charges against his adonted son.
who Is only nineteen, declared that
he would send after him, and Lieu
tentnt Relph announced that he
would not push the case.
It is expected that this amicable
adjustment of a serious matter will
have a salutary effect upon other
Hawley and Honesdale youths who
make the lives of passengers miser
able by their reprehensible actions
on Erie trains.
To young McNamara's credit, it is
said, that this is his first offence.
It was the old story of evil compan
ionships corrupting good morals.
WITH HUMAN INTELLIGENCE.
" Ned," one of tho express com
pany's deliver- horses, is certainly a
knowing animal. His driver daily
backs him up to the track on north
side of the depot to receive express
from the afternoon Erie train. Fri
day afternoon the driver alighted
from the wagon before the accustom
ed turn was made. The horse, un
aided by his driver, made the turn,
backed up to the track and stopped.
He then turned its head, apparently
to see Jf it was too near to the track.
His horse sense evidently told him
that he was too close as ho stepped
ahead a short distance and then stop
ped. The horse then shook his head
with an air of satisfaction.
Saturday, September 1G, Leonard
Barkley was appointed Judge of elec
tion for the election district No. 4 of
Damascus township, by the Court.
On tho same day, Judge Searle ap
pointed Clarence Pennell Judge of
Election of Paupack township. Both
appointments were made on peti
tions, stating vacancies, and praying
for the appointment of the above
named. HOY BREAKS HIS ARM.
Master Russell, the eight-year-old
son or .Mr. ana Mrs. Herbert Decker,
High street, while out chestnutlng,
Saturday afternoon, In a field on the
hill, fell from a lofty chestnut tree
and broke his right arm In two
places. Dr. F. B. Powell was sum
moned and set tho broken member,
making his youthful patient as com
fortable as possible.
GOVERNOR'S DAY IN HONES
PAliE. The chairmen of the different com
mittees who have In charge the ded
ication or the new $30,000 state
armory 'met Monday evening and or
ganized by electing J. D. Weston,
chairman and E. B. Callaway, secre
tary. All members reported and ex
pressed a willingness to do all they
could to make Governor's Day one
of the most auspicious occasions ever
held In Honesdale.
Governor John K. Tenor and staff,
Major General C. B. Dougherty,
General Thos. J. 'Stewart, Col. L. A.
Watres and Col. F. W. Stlllwoll will
be In Honesdale Governor's Day,
when It Is expected there will be
more people here than during Old
Home Week days. Col. Stlllweil
claims that a good representation of
the Thirteenth Regiment of Scran
ton expects to attend the dedication
and participate In the festivities of
the day. The Yunger Maennerchor,
Scranton, express a desire to attend
to honor their member, Mr. Woelker,
who was the contractor that built tho
The chairmen and clramlttees in
charge of the affair are as follows:
Reception J. D. Weston
Parade Captain C. J. Kelley.
Speakers Homer Greene.
Dinner and Menus Robert J.
Transportation Hon. E. B. Har
denbergu Printing and Newspaper E. B. Cal
laway. Invitations and Programs Wil
liam Katz, Frank Fralley.
Music J. A. Bodle, Jr.
Soliciting Thomas Gallagher.
Dancing Edward Doney.
Decoration Thomas Kelly.
The date of tho dedication will bo
set by the Governor who writes that
he will take the matter up with Gen
oral Stewart, arranging tho date for
somo time in October. Special trains
will be run.
The Junior and Intermediate Ep
worth League will hold a sock social
on Friday evening, Sept. 22. Supper
at 6:30 p. m.
There will be a harvest home ser
vice in he M. E. church, Waymart,
next Sunday. Appropriate address
will be given.
LIVE IN PANAMA
! Messrs. Blumenthal and
Taeubner had a Fine
; SAW EVERYTHING WORTH SEE-
ING, CANAL, GOVT. FORTS,
CONSULS AND UREWERY.
Leopold Blumenthal, the popular
manager oi s.atz brothers store, and
Albert R. Taeubner, the well-known
Main street hotel man, Honesdale,
returned home Saturday evening
from a pleasant vacation trip to the
ranama uanai zone.
, When seen at the Hotel Wayne,
by a Citizen man, Mr. Blumenthal
gave an interesting account of their
" Would you like to live in Pan
ama? he was asked.
"No, sir," replied Mr. Blumenthal
"Too many colored people to suit
Neither Mr. Blumenthal nor .Mr.
Taeubner were seasick, although
their vessel, the Almirante, one of
tne united Fruit steamers, ran Into
a storm the second day out, which
lasted from Friday afternoon until
early Sunday morning. The vessel
lost 150 miles through the gale, and
somo of the machinery was damaged.
The steamship was stopped In nild-
i sea, Sunday morning, to repair the
uuimigu, wnicn operation consumea
only forty-five minutes.
They left New York harbor Thurs
day afternoon, August 24. This, ac
cording to Mr. Blumenthal, Is the
way they spent the first afternoon on
"We smoked until 5 o'clock. We
ate dinner at G. We smoked and
talked until 9:30, when we retired to
the smoking-room, where we smoked
until 11:30 p. m."
Tuesday afternoon they landed in
Kingston, Jamaica, where they re
mained until the following day. They
went around and Inspected the town,
and found several wrecks remaining
from the earthquake of three years
ago. The population of Kingston Is
75,000, 10,000 of which are white
and the rest colored. "They have
very nice streets and very large de
partment stores," said 'Mr. Blumen
thal. Leaving Kingston, where they took
on. 300 "deckers," or workmen for
the Panama-Canal, all colored people
of Jamaica, they arrived in Colon,
There they inspected the entrance
to tho harbor on the Atlantic side,
and the entrance to the canal, which
is finished on the Atlantic side. The
canal runs up seven miles to Gatun
dam lock. They looked over the lo
cation for the dam, visited Culebra
Cut, and took the train for Panama,
where they stopped at the Hotel
Tivoli which is run by the -United
There they hired a car to drive
around Panama. They drove down
to the Bay of 'Panama, which is on
tho Pacific side, and down through
Balboa, where the canal enters from
the Pacific ocean. The entrance to
the canal, on the Pacific side, is com
pleted and the government has re
cently commenced to erect fortifica
Ancon Hill, the American settle
ment of the Isthmus Canal Commis
sion, where all the hospital buildings,
some twenty-five In number are lo
cated, was also visited. These hos
pitals were built by the government;
are erected on wooden props; are
two stories high, with window sills
cut in, but no window glass. All
the windows and doors are open.
There is a verandah around the
four sides of these buildings which
is screened with copper wire mos
quito netting. All the buildings are
painted gray. The grounds around
the buildings surpass anything of the
kind to bo found in the states.
All the buildings through the en
tire Canal zone are built in the same
stylo, and all are screened. All tho
American workmen are .furnished
with houses, rent free, and have their
coal delivered free.
"We travelled the entire length of
tho Isthmus both ways," said Mr.
Blumenthal. "We didn't see a mos
quito during our entire stay. From
Colon we wont down to Santa Marta,
Republic of Columbia.
"There wo met the U. S. Consul,
Mr. Trout, who took fifteen of us
American passengers In 'his auto
truck to the plantation of San Pedro,
whero Simon Bolivar, tho liberator
of five South American Republics
died. We took a 40-mile Inland trip
to the old Spanish town of Seneca,
and rode through a 25-mile long ba
nana plantation. After three days wo
started on the return trip, loaded
with bananas, 28,000 stems. We
passed tho west side of Cuba by day
light. "You can buy cigars in Jamaica at
$3.50 per 100 equal to any of our
fifteen-cent cigars in the states. At
Gatun, I met about 25 people from
York and Lancaster.
"I spoke to people about Mayor
Jadwln in the Gatun district. Every
body spoke very highly of lilm. He
made a great many friends while at
the Isthmus. There's a great many
people said they were sorry he left.
"There's a brewery at Balboa. They
make very nice beer which sells at
ten cents a glass. In Santa Marta
club I bought a bottle of Muencher
for 4G cents.
"At tho hotels throughout the
smaller villages, they charge 60 cents
a meal. At Tdvoll, Panama, it's $1
a meal. The rooms are fine, and the
'Another Firm to
I Leave Town ?
It appears, according to the Scran
ton Tribune-Republican, in a state
, ment made to the Scranton Board of
: Trade that tho Honesdale Footwear
I company, of which W. H. Krantz is
president and founder, contemplates
moving from Honesdale to Scranton.
The offer, in effect, is as follows:
Mr. Krantz estimated that the
corporation should be provided with
a cash working capital of $G5,000.
The stock subscriptions should reach
$lu0,000, $35,000 of which would
be used for the purchase of equip
ment and the plant, and allowing for
the raw material on which .to start
Mr. Krantz offers to take over
. $5,000 cash subscriptions; for J. B.
Shannon, of Honesdale, also con
nected with the Honesdale Footwear
company, he speaks for $5,000 cash
subscriptions, and for himself asks
that $10,000 worth of stock be set
aside to be paid for at the rate 6f
$1,000 per year. He suggests a sal
ary for himself of $3,000 for the
first five years.
In all probability the plant, which
now seems assured, will be located
In the building vacated by the Lack
awanna Iron and Steel company on
Pear street, South Scrantou. for
which a rental of $80 per month has
been asked by the owners, with a
privilege of purchase for $8,500.
Speaking for himself as part own
er of tho proporty, and assuming
that his partners would be agreeable
to the proposition, George Wahl of
fered to take out the purchase price
in stock of the company.
Mr. Krantz Is an experienced shoo
manufacturer, having founded the
Honesdale Shoo company twenty
three years ago. Three years ago he
resigned from that concern and
started the Honesdale Footwear com
pany, where he manufactures shoes,
women's and children's shoes. The
corps of salesmen he now employs,
he says, would also offer the product
of the Scranton factory to the mar
The factory would employ about
one hundred people, seventy-five of
whom would be men. It is hoped to
have the plant In operation within
It is the purpose of the project to
have a dally output of eighty dozen
shoes, or an annual value of $232,-
000, leaving an estimated net proiit
THAT CONCRETE HHIDGE.
On September 15, 1911, W. H.
Tlngley, A. J. Cosgriff, J. E. Haw
ley, commissioners, J. E. Courtrlght,
solictor, and W. H. Foster, prothon-
otary, ot Susquehanna county, J. E.
Mnndeville, J. K. Hornbeck, commis
sioners, and George P. Ross, clerk.
of Wayne county, convened at Forest
City to open the bids and to award
the contract for the construction on
a concrete arch bridge over the
Lackawanna river at that place. Mr,
Tlngley was chosen president of the
joint board and George P. Ross,
The bids were opened in tho pres
ence of all by Mr. Foster and re
corded as follows by the clerk:
Carl R. Camp $7.34 per cubic
yard, fill on both sides.
Lay & Walpole $9.35 per cubic
yard, begin the work next spring
and complete It In 90 days.
P. T. McGowan & Sons Mande-
vllle s plans, lump sum, $12,995,
extra concrete, $10 per cubic yard.
no filling over the arch, no reinforce
ment. Second plans $9.41 per cu
bic yard, one foot fill over arch.
u. 'E. 'Scott Lump. S12.000. S6.-
U5 per cubic yard. If foundations
go deeper than two feet, extra ex
cavation, $1.25 per cubic yard if
wet, 50 cents if dry, reinforceing
steel, 4 cents per pound. Start
work at once and will complete it
In GO days.
Thomas W. Haines As per plans
and specifications, $13,997. $7.00
per cubic yard for extra concrete.
Forre Concrete Co. $19,SG2: ex
tra concrete, $11 per cubic yard.
Begin Immediately and complete in
After considerable discussion, tho
bid of G. E. Scott was considered
tho lowest and best bid, and on mo
tion of Mr. Mandevllle, seconded by
Mr. Cosgriff, the contract was
awarded to Mr. Scott.
'Mr. Scott's homo Is in Pittsburg,
but ho Is employed in building a'
round house and other Improvements
for the D. & H. at Carbondale. He
has ample machinery for the work
and It Is believed that he will give
the two counties a first-class job.
rates are the same as tho meals. Em
ployees of tho canal pay half price.
"Tips are expected at all Spanish
hotels. At Kingston, Jamaica, we
stayed at the Myrtle Hotel. The
rates were $5 a day.
"There are somo very refined whlto
people In Central America, but the
color line is entirely broken and peo
ple are Intermarried to such an ex
tent that in somo families children
are to be seen of either color.
"From the deck of tho boat at
Santa Marta we fished, using beef as
bait, and caught 25 to 50-pound Ash.
"I gained in weight. I would ad
vise any American citizen by all
means to see tho construction of the
Panama Canal before It is finished.
It Is a credit to every citizen of tho
"I used American money all the
way through. In Panama our Amer
ican dollar is worth $2. In Colum
bia, our $1 is worth 100 Columbian
"From tho highest official on down,
In the Panama Canal Zone, Ameri
cans are Teceived with great hospi
tality, and are given all information
Hut, think of It, down in Columbia,
an American dollar is worth $1001
Let's all go to Columbia!!
Citizen Man Talks With
The Young Aviator
WHO IS TRYING TO CAPTURE
$50,000 PRIZE FOR COAST TO
People along the Erie railroad
from Mlddletown, N. Y.. to Callicoon,
N. Y spent most of last Thursday
looking In the air for the youthful
aviator, "Jlmmle" Ward, on his
flight from New York to the Pacific
coast for the Heart prize of $50,000.
Ward left Governor's Island on Wed
nesday morning, Sept. 14, and was to
have followed train No. 1 of the Erie
to Buffalo, but became confused by
the mass of tracks leaving Jersey
uity ana later in tho day landed
quite a distance out of his course, yet
not rar irom New York.
The next morning ho started from
Paterson, N. J., but having trouble
with his engine, landed in Sloats-
burg, N. Y.; getting his bearings, he
tnen proceeded to Mlddletown. N. Y..
where he had lunch. A large throng
or enthusiasts greeted him there,
showering him with roses, cheering
and anxiously waiting for a chance to
shake 'his hand. Many people, mostly
shool children, gathered on a cliff
that rises about 300 or 400 feet
above the river at Damascus, when
It was reported that Ward had left
Mlddletown at 3,: 48 p. m. At 4:40
the machine was sighted above the
horizon with field glasses. At first
It looked no larger than a hawk.
but the loud buzzing of the pro
peller ana motor could be heard. He
passed directly over Cochecton, N.
Y., and in three minutes could be
seen lowering himself behind the
hills Into Callicoon, where mechanics
were awaiting his arrival.
Tho machine alighted as grace
fully as a bird after making a wide
circle. The field was upon a hill
back of the town and had been pick
ed out and marked by his mechanics
with a wide plaster line. He came
down with the engines running and
after first touching the ground ran
the length of the field upon the
three wheels which supported tho
machine on tho ground. The towns
people and a large crowd that had
collected from the neighboring
country were eager to catch a
glimpse of the man and examine the
machine. Scarcely had the engines
stopped before the aeronaut' was not
to be seen, for while tho crowd was
busy looking at the marchino
he slipped away almost unnoticed.
It was a Curtiss biplane carrying
a GO-horse power 4 cylinder engine.
A leather helmet and leather gaunt
lets were left hanging to tho steer
ing geer. There were three patches
on one of the planes showing where
over-enthusiastic souvenir hunters
had been to work. Both canvass
planes were already covered with
names and addresses of people In
the towns where Ward had stopped
and It wasn't many minutes after he
landed In Callicoon that people were
busy finding a space for their namo.
At six o'clock everyone In the
town was looking for Ward who was
said to be stopping at the Western
Hotel, upon asking for an interview
the proprietor of the hotel said the
young man was resting and could not
bo seen until later. The crowd was
there waiting in vain for Ward was
found by Tho Citizen correspondent
In the depot where ho was telephon
ing to his wife in Susquehanna.
There were only three people at the
station waiting for a train and not
one of the three knew or realized
that young Ward was there.
While waiting for train No. 3 up
on which two of his managers were
coming he seemed very willing to bo
When asked If he had any trouble
at all he said:
"Soon after starting, the engine
began missing and I nearly hit a
barn but I soon had her whero she
was all right. At one other time
she bothered me. Around the hills
at Otlsvlllo the air currents were so
great that before I could gain con
trol of the machine she would go
straight up for 500 feet."
" What was your average speed?"
" Tho fact that I was carried up
kept mo back some, but I made 70
miles an hour right along. When I
got to the town below Callicoon I
could see the college and knew I
was to land there. It took mo three
minutes to go that distance." (By
road tho distance Is about five
What height did you reach dur
ing tho flight?"
" I was llying highest down near
Otlsville, probably six or seven
thousand feet, but most of tho time
I was only up a thousand or two
thousand feet. At any time I could
have glided down If tho engines had
given out. My mechanics aro get
ting rotten; that was an awful place
" I see you aro an Elk." (Mr.
Ward wore a purple tie with Elk's
heads embroidered on it).
Yes, the boys gave me that tio
for good luck before I started out.
Everything looks good to mo so far.
I hope I can get out of here early to
Ward doesn't look to be a day
over eighteen and is only Ave feet
six inches high with very light1 hair
ana Diue eyes, when seen at tno
depot he wore light grey- trousers,
a grey son shirt and carried a light
grey sweater on his arm; .Strapped
to his wrist was a sma'lb watch1 : -
While eating dinner In i the Dom-i
ware House with him -ho said: 'T
Stuart Oscar Lincoln has
Passed Away, Aged 73
WAS REGISTER AND RECORDER
FOR TWO TERMS: HELD
Stuart Oscar Lincoln, who died
Saturday afternoon at his home, 318
Fifteenth street, Honesdale, was one
of the best-known residents' of
Mr. Lincoln was born January 27,
1838, at -Honesdale, his parents be
ing John and iMlllany (Huntington)
Lincoln. His parents removed to
Lebanon township, where In his boy
hood days he attended the district
school and also the Prompton school.
He was an apt pupil and began
teaching school, when but seventeen
years of age, at the munificent sal
ary of $15 a month. He followed
his vocation of farming in the sum
mer, and taught school in the Win
ter. Together with Lawyer W. H.
Lee, he shared the proud distinction
of receiving the first permanent cer
tificate granted in Wayne county.
August 3, 18G1, he enlisted in
Company F, GOth New York Corps
of Engineers. The regiment be
came a part of the Army of the Po
tomac. Its duty was not to fight,
but to build pontoon bridges and
breastworks, forts and roads. Mr.
Lincoln's faithful services won for
him speedy promotion to the rank
of corporal. During his three years
of service 'he was away from his
regiment but two months, during
which time he was suffering from
typhoid fever. He was granted an
honorable discharge September 20,
Returning to his native county,
Mr. Lincoln continued his dual exist
ence as a farmer and school teacher.
He was frequently called upon to
fill offices of public trust, and for
twenty-eight years he was town clerk
of Lebanon township, besides filling
many other offices.
In 1893 he was elected Register
and Recorder on the Republican
ticket by a majority of sixteen. In
189G 'he was re-elected by a major
ity of 1,174, and this, too, in a
county that up to this time, had been
May 27, 18GG, he was married to
Miss Elvira E. Bolkcom, of Lebanon
township. One daughter was born
to bless their union, Mrs. Emma
Pethlck, who with two children,
Lena and Lincoln, together with her
mother, are the surviving relatives.
Mr. Lincoln was a member of the
First Presbyterian church, Honos
dale, of Captain James Ham Post,
No. 198, and of Blue Lodge No. 218,
F. Ic A. M., Honesdale, which lodge
he joined March 9, 18G5.
He was for many years a member
ot Capt. James Ham Post No. 198,
G. A. R. For ten years after the
death of Dr. J. W. Sesler, In 1899,
was Post Adjutant. From his resig
nation of that position until his death
he was Junior Vice Commander.
His death last Saturday in the
seventy-fourth year of his age, was
the result of a complication of dis
eases. Mr. Lincoln had been a semi
invalid for a number of years, but
only kept his bed a few days before
the end came.
When asked whether ho was re
lated to President Lincoln, his cus
tomary reply was "All men are
brothers," and he did not seek to
claim close relationship to the
Funeral services were conducted
Tuesday morning at his late home
by Doctor W. H. Swift. Burial was
made at RUeyville cemetery .where
the services were in charge of Com
mander Judge Henry Wilson of Cap
tain James Ham Post No. 198, G. A.
R. Tho pallbearers, members of
the local post, were Commander
Judgo Henry Wilson, Dr. R. W.
Brady, J. E. Cook, Graham Watts,
John Fisher, Lewis Jeltz.
HAIJY'S ARM HROKEN.
A child belonging to William De
Groat, who lives near the Erie rail
road about four miles west of Haw
ley, received a broken arm last Sat
urday in a mysterious manner. The
little one was in a carriage and was
under tho care of a neighbor's young
girl. The girl evidently left the baby
for a moment as baby and baby car
riage were seen going down an em
bankment. The baby was thrown
out and Its arm broken.
am feeling fine, never felt better In
my llfo." This was about all he
could find time to say while eating.
Flying seems to "bo good for the ap
petite. During dinner ho was call
ed to the telephone and talked with
his manager, Mr. Bloom, who was
He willingly signed his name as a
souvenir when asked for it by one
gentleman. First, however, he made
very sure he was not signing a con
tract with some advertising concern
or vaudeville show.
Upon leaving him he said: "Thank
you for those good wishes, but be a
little careful ot that hand, old man.
After flying, it gets, almost numb
with the cold and after a hundred
or more people .have gripped Jt, I
begin to feel as though I would like
to havoi an iron glove.'
Ward left Callicoon at X0;04 n
m. -Saturday! .and arrived imrSusquer
hanoa at 11 p'clock, . The peoplo ot
tho towm ralBBd a.pureo otiabqut
$50 and.savoito hlmt . - i . n,
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i -Thirty days fair' weather.