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THIS LiTiaiiKv-Friday, sept, in, 1011.
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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1911.
BOIIi YOUR WATER.
There seems to be reason to believe that the typhoid epldemi Is on
the Increase for September, according to the report of the State Depart
ment of Health, and in most of the fatalities the contributing cause has
been drinking water contaminated by typhoid bacilli. Our advice is to boil
It should be remembered that the typhoid fiy is still active and the
drinking water from a tap that was pure a week ago may be loaded with
bacilli today. Keep the flies out of the house and boil the drinkng water
and the chances of contracting typhoid will be reduced to a minimum.
President Taft's departure upon his 13,000 mile speaking trip has
called attention to the fact that he is probably the greatest traveler that
has ever occupied the presidential chair. The Rochester Post-Express has
figured out the miles covered by President Taft during his career as a
public official and Its figures show that 'Mr. Taft has covered some 202,
438 miles so far. A trip of only 13,000 miles then will probably seem
to him like a jaunt to Hawley would to most of us.
Everywhere the President goes the favorable Impression concerning
him becomes more marked. The misconceptions once so prevalent In the
beginning of his 'Presidency have entirely disappeared and the American
people hold him to-day In high and justly-merited affection and esteem.
POSTAL. BANKS IN CANADA.
Canada established postal savings hanks forty years ago and now
has about a hundred and sixty thousand depositors In such banks, with
forty-five million dollars to their credit. Two years ago, as a further en
couragement to thrift, the Dominion Government began writing annuities.
A Canadian aged twenty, say, may pay in twenty-five cents a week at any
postofflce and be assured of an annual Income of eighty-five dollars at the
age of fifty-five or of a hundred and thirty dollars at tho age of sixty.
Postal banks have been a success In other parts of the country. It now
remains to be seen whether tho bank in Honesdale will prove equally
MILD WEATHER FOR !JO DAYS TO COME.
"The way the temperature is,
(Tuesday), to-morrow, and the next day will determine the weather for
the" next ninety days."
So says Albert E. Compton, the Honesdale weather prophet, who for
the past forty years has successfully forecasted the vagaries of Wayne
September 19, 20, 21 are the pivotal days in his scheme of astrono
mical observation. " Mark the temperature at noon, to-day," he said,
and that will give you the temperature for the next thirty days.
" We should have a line storm during this period. I'm afraid we
won't get it. It'll run dry. It's right on the change of the moon, too, to
day. "We get the wind from the northwest to-day. That's not a very
stormy corner If the wind held off South It might be possible we'd get
our storms a little later.
"The temperature this morning at 7 o'clock was 50 degrees. I should
Judge it may run up to-day to about sixty.
"I don't predict any rain to speak of in the next thirty days, unless
we might get it In a shower.
" I've been predicting the weather for tho past forty years. I've just
given you a few points. You watch things yourself, and see If I don't
come out right as usual.
"The wind shifted off East yesterday. Last night it went clear
around. There was a time this morning the wind was due West; now It's
gone more North."
Mr. Compton's assurance that the next thiHy days will be mild,
clear and sunshlning will bring Joy to the hearts of multitudes, who look
forward with dread to the approach of Winter, when the coal man gets in
his Innings, preferring rather to pay toll a little longer to the ice man.
The Maple City weather prophet has a hobby, the weather, and rides
it. And by so doing he keeps young, in spite of his G3 years. Every man
should have a hobby. He'll live longer, and be the happier for it. "All
work and no play" but you know the rest.
We sincerely trust 'Mr. Compton's predictions will be verified.
RADIUM IN AUSTRALIA.
Dr. Douglas Manson, who visited
Mt. Painter In northern South Aus
tralia some time ago and said he
found traces of radium there, has re
turned from a second exploring ex
pedition and confirms his first an
nouncement. He claims to have lo
cated a lode of radium ore three
miles long 'by 100 yards wide, and
says that he has a quarter of a ton
of ore ready for shipment. He fig
ures that the ore will net a profit
of over $1000 a ton.
PENNSYLVANIA MAN TO START
W. H. Hlle of Bloomsburg, Pa., ar
rived in 'New York last week, with 53
ostriches which he had captured In
Abyssinia and which he Intends to
make the nucleus of an ostrich farm.
Last year ho brought over a few
young birds and they have thrived.
The surprising part of this Is that
they have done well In a cold cli
mate, for the ostrich is commonly
supposed to be a bird that demands
warm weather. Mr. Hile says this is
not the case and Intends to further
prove his theory. But his plans for
getting rich quick out of his os
triches are really the Interesting
part of the story. They may bear
fruit, but they at least sound like
the hopes of tho man who is about
to start raising chickens and who
calculates a million eggs from their
offspring within three years. Mr.
Hile sayo that an ostrich 13 full
grown when 11 months old and is
then producing as good feathers as
it ever will. There Is a new crop
of feathers every eight months and
each bird produces about 90
by the Citizen Publishing Company.
at the postofflce. Honesdale, Pa.
E. B. IIARDENI1ER01I,
W. W. WOOD
and the way the win'd comes to-day
plumes, which are worth $1.50 each.
Also tho females lay from 50 to 120
eggs a year. Mr. Hile says that If
an ostrich farmer starts with one
pair of birds he will have 50,000 os
triches In 10 years. Conservative
people are hereby warned to stick
to Plymouth Rocks. In Cape Town
there is an ostrich valued at $50,
000 and Mr. Hilo says it has earned
Its owner $300,000. Tho cost of
keeping an ostrich is about $20 a
Some people are doing some talk
ing about Wayne county. The way
they feel over In Wayne county over
the congressional situation is well
shown by the remarks which were
made at the congressional conference
last week at '.Montrose by Messrs,
Simons and Decker, the Wayne con
forees. At this conference Mr. Sim
ons nominated Wayne's candidate,
Hon. Homer Greene, who was defeat
ed, but there was no sourness or
sulkiness on the part of the Wayne
conferees, as is shown by the
speeches and pledges the gave after
Ainey's nomination was effected.
From tho Montrose Republican's ac
count of the conference we take the
Mr. Simons stated that he had
known Mr. 'Alney personally and by
reputation for some years and was
satisfied as to tho worth and ability
of tho candidate. While Wayne
would 'have liked to see Mr. Greene
the nominee, believing that county
entitled to it, he knows that Wayne
will do her part In electing nlm. It
Is a duty of all loyal Republicans to
support the candidate, he said, and
they were not going homo to sulk
not the part of a man, nor the part
oi a good -party man." no tnanked
the conferees for the courtesies ex
tended the Wayne contingent and
closed by stating that If 'Mr. Ainey
comes over Into Wayne he will re
ceive a royal welcome, and In No
vember be elected by a rousing ma
Mr. Decker followed in similar
vein, jocularly calling attention to
the fact after Susquehanna has had
a couple of terms, Bradford three or
four, and Wyoming a couple, that
Wayne would get In the game early
by putting forth her candidate, ex
hibiting proudly a picture of his 3-year-old
son, Victor, Jr. (The only
pledge we have heard Mr. Alney
make was given after tho meeting,
when he said he would support tho
candidate, If he comes up.)
Wayne's delegation made a hit
with tho men present. They repre
sent the true type of Republicanism
BELL ANNUAL REUNION.
The ninth annual reunion of tho
Bell family was held at the residence
of F. L. Benjamin Sept. 9 and not
withstanding the inclement weather
a good number were present, as fol
lows: Mrs. William Samson, Anna
Samson, Belle Samson, iMr. and Mrs.
Harry Samson and daughters, Doris
and Mildred ad son Geraldlne, Mrs.
J. W. Cook and daughters, Celesta
and Ruth and son Paul, Mr. and Mrs.
George and son Robert, IMr. and Mrs.
Calvin Samson and son Ralph, Casp
er Samson and Elmer Samson of
Lake Ariel, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Sam
son, Mr. E. H. Samson and daughter,
Madaline of Dunmore; Mr. and Mrs.
William Hazlcton, Scranton; Mr. and
Mrs. G. C. Bell and sons, Ivln, Lester,
Ernest, Carl and daughter Margaret,
Miss Ida Bell, 'Miss Effle Bell, Maple
wood, Mrs. Edward Enslin and sons,
Garland, Kenneth and Raymond, of
Varden: Mrs. J. E. Lockwood and
daughter, Waymart; Mrs. Aldred Os-
terhout and 'Mrs. George Swarts,
Sparrow Bush, N. Y.; Mr. and Mrs, E
R. Bartlow and daughters Annie,
May and Ethel and son Harold, Mr.
and 'Mrs. F. L. Benjamin and sons
Howard, Alton and Walter Benjamin,
Mr. and Mrs. Orley Bell nnd son
Robert of Dunmore; 'Miss Charlotte
Croop, Cortez; Mrs. Conrad Kraft
and sons, Walter and Conrad. Mr.
William Bulck, Scranton. There was
a game of ball between tho married
men and single men, the score being
lv to 2a in lavor of tho slngla men.
Everybody had an enjoyable time;
everyone went home happy.
Special to The Citizen
ORSON, Pa Sept. 19. D. J. Hlne
Is attending the Afton fair with his
managerle of animals on exhibition.
Glee Rollson, Binghamton, .N. Y
is spending some time with his un
cle, J. Walling of this place.
S H. Lee and brother, R. N. and
wife, are attending the funeral of
his brother, Philander, of Chapman
Lake, near Jermyn, Pa.
E. P. Harlow is again with his
family for a short 'time.
School opened here on Monday,
Sept. 4, with George Wllner, Ply
mouth, as teacher.
Our little neighborhood around
was visited with a genuine freeze up
on Wednesday evening last which
has ruined all kinds of vegetation,
corn and buckwheat.
Sara 'Whipple visited at Carbondale
Mrs. A. F. Hlne and Mrs. Ade
laide Chamberlain spent a few days
In Scranton last week.
The funeral of Mrs. Ida Prawl
(nee Temperton) was held In our
church on Friday last. Further par
ticulars have not as yet been learn
ed in regard to her death.
The M. E. parsonage Is being
treated to a now coat of paint. De
vere Chamberlain is doing the work.
Rev. L. C. 'Murdock, district sup
erintendent, will hold his second and
third quarterly conference in the M.
E. church, Orson, on Sept. 27, at 10
o'clock in the morning. He urges
that all of the members of the quar
terly conference be present as
there is much business to be trans
acted. Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Vincent have
been visiting relatives at Brockland,
Mr. and Mrs. Eleck Griffin rejoice
over the arrival of a little daughter.
J. H. Sheldon made a business trip
to Honesdale last week.
The M. E. Aid society expects to
meet with Mrs. Wllllnni Rnnfnrrl nn
Sept. 21, for tea.
Mrs. Warner Sanford Is visiting
Mrs. Lottie Telford, Susquehanna.
Clark Reynolds, Preston Center,
lies very ill from a shrink rscolvofl
Special to The Citizen.!
STERLING, Pa., Sept. 19. In
our last items we neglected to say
that Flossie Bortree had returned to
tho State Normal school at East
StroiirlRhiircr nml TiMlth Qlmnno tn
the State Normal school at Blooms-
Lvdla Brirtreft. f!lnrlrn Siimmlt
has been a guest at her sister's, Mrs!
n. ii. oimons, tor tne past week
Mason Gilpin left for State College
on the eleventh.
F. F. Fetherman has his new
house at the creamery about finish
ed and E. Peters will move into it
next week. A new barn is also fin
ished. Lyman J. Gilpin has the founda
tion up for his house.
On tho 13th L. F. Ammerman and
family attended the wedding of a
nephew, George Ammerman, at Ca
W. B. LGShfiP ftllll T fS Rlmnna oi-n
calling on the voters of the .county
Judge A. T. Searle kindly called on
us this week nnrl from whnt ma l, o..
heard we can predict a good vote for
the Judge at the primaries In Sterl
ing. Leslie Simons and sister, Ariel,
were the guests of J. E. rimon1 t'-hin
Rev. Charles Carlton, LaAnna,
kindly officiated for us at the M. B.
church lost Sunday and we were all
pleased with his excellent discourse.
It certainly had the right ring. We
predict for this young man a brilliant
McNeal of Harrlsburg, has been a
guest at t. m. Stevens' and on the
13th she and Mr. McNeal took dinner
with the Ladles' Aid at tho M. E.
church. In fact about fifty wore In
attendance, many of them being visi
tors and among them Mrs. Alvlra
Bortree, who has passed tho 91st
milestone nnd Melissa E. Bortree of
Oakland, Cal and Mrs. William
Dunn of Beachlake.
Royal J. Cross returned from
Bloomsfield, N. J., to-day on a short
L. King, Maple Grove, is stopping
at R. B. Simons' and attending the
F. L. Hartford's only son, about
thirteen yenrs old, while on his way
to school on the 14th, got his leg
through the wagon wheel,' whirled
around a time or two before they
could get the horse stopped and he
was badly bruised and one leg brok
en below the knee In two places.
Tho Sterling 'M. E. church choir
rendered their contatta at the South
Sterling church last Sunday evening.
TO REPUBLICAN VOTERS!
I am asking you for promotion to
the office of Prothonotary. For the
I past six years I have served you to
the best of my ability as clerk to the
i County Commissioners and my term
will end January 1, 1912, therefore
I I am asking for the nomination for
Prothonotary on the Republican
ticket. You know that my duties
: prevent me from being absent from
1 the Commissioners' office because of
the work connected with the coming
primaries. I have given personal at
tention to the filing of petitions for
(county, township and borough can
didates, and It will be necessary for
me to attend personally to the print
ing of the ballots. 'Mistakes will oc
cur even with the closest attention,
but many will bo discovered and cor
rected by comparing proof with ne-
tltlons. Therefore you will realize
mat i cannot go campaigning, but I
am willing to trust the people whom
I serve to deal justly with me.
I am a native of .Manchester town
ship, was educated in the common
schools and academies of tho county
and was for ten years a teacher in
the schools. For nearly fourteen
years I was employed by the Wayne
Independent and most of you have
met me personally. In whatever ca
pacity I have been employed I have
endeavored to perform my duties
honestly, fairly and in the interests
of my employer. My record is open
to any wno wish to investigate.
The office of Prothonotary and
Clerk of the Courts is an Important
one and the person who fills It must
give It personal and careful atten
tion. If 1 am chosen to perform the
duties of that office, I pledge myself
to cio tnis, ana will guarantee to
every person fair, careful and courte
ous attention. "Will you help me?"
manning an wno will, I am
GEORGE P. ROSS.
X Who's Who
EARL ROCKWELL, of Ariel, Re
publican candidate for county com
missioner, is1 a contractor, builder
and farmer. Hels especially exper
ienced in concrete work and Is qual
ified in every respect for ithe office
he is seeking. Mr. Rockwell solicits
your hearty support.
NEVILLE HOLGATE, a Democra-'
tic candidate for county commission
er, has for many years been a tax
payer and farmer in Wayne county.
.Mr. Holgate Is thoroughly qualifled
for tho position and earnestly solicits
your support at the coming primar
ies. ".MY ways and methods of doing
business do not need investiga
tion," says Wallace J. Barnes, Re
publican candidate for Prothonotary.
"If I could not get the nomination
clean I wouldn't seek It."
SHERIFF is one of Wayne coun
ty's responsible offices, consequent
ly it needs a responsible man. Vote
for F. C. Kimble, Democratic candi
date for that office.
VOTE for Neville Holgate for
county commissioner. There's a rea
son. " BERT " LESHEH. whn hna nffl.
clently served the past three years as
one or rno auditors of Wayne county,
earnestly solicits your support at the
primaries September 30 for tho of
fice of Reelster nnrl T?
Remember. Mr. Vot
dates are worthv of vnitr vntn anil
We beg to announce the opening of our
nothing but the
We Will have attractive prices for church.
grange and other public affairs. Ask us for
617 Main St.
I Special to The Cltlznn.i
SOUTH CANAAN, Pa., Sept. 19.
Tho marriage of Miss Florence L.
Hooper to George E. Ammerman of
Gravity, took place at the home of
the bride's parents, tho M. P. parson
age, Wednesday afternoon, Septem-
uer io, m i o cock. Tne parlor was
beautifully llflrnr.ltprl thn nnlnr
scheme of ntntr nnH whUo niaiTnmlti.
ating, pink and white astors being In
pruiusion. -me wedding march was
played by Mrs. John Morris of Ply
mouth. COURln nf thn hrlrln Tn Mm
first strains of Lohengrin's wedding
murcn tne oriuai party entered the
parlor led by Rev. Thomas Hooper,
father of tho bride, Rev. James
Moore of Avoca and Rev. E. Morri
son, South Canaan. Next came the
flower girls, Emma Hooper and
Gladys Ammerman, each carrying a
basket of pink and white astors, then
bride and bridesmaid, Miss Myrtle
E. Hooper, sister of tho bride, the
groom and best man, Elwood Am
merman, brother of tho groom. The
party stood beneath a wedding bell
of pink and white astors where Rev.
James Moore read the reception.
Rev. Thoa. Hnnnnr tlorl tha m
knot, using the beautiful ring cere
mony, uev. jii. Morrison 'read tho
prayer and Rev. Moore pronounced
the benediction. Tho bride wore a
gown of white marquisette and clun
ny lace. The bridesmaid's gown was
pink silk raousline with cream trim
mings. The groom and his attendant
wore the conventional black, while
the flower girls were dressed in
white with pink accessories. During
the ceremony "Hearts and Flowers"
and Mendelsohn's wedding march
were softly played by Mrs. Morris.
After congratulations the guests
were served with an elaborate
lunch. The bride is the eldest
daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Hooper
and is a much esteemed young lady
in this community. She was organist
of the M. P. church of this place.
The groom Is the oldest son of Mr.
and 'Mrs. E. W. Ammernan of Grav
ity; he is mall carrier on the R. D.
route from Gravity and is a very
popular young mnn among his many
friends. They were the recipients
of many beautiful and costly gifts
consisting of silverwear, linen, cut
glass and china. They will be at
home to their friends after October
first in Gravity.
Speolai to The Citizen.
SOUTH STERLING, Sept. 19.
As the summer Is drawing to a close
and fall is near and the frosts are
here, it Is making everything look
as though winter will soon be here.
Most of the city people have gone
back to their homes; there Is a few
left yet to see the Autumn leaves.
The Sterling choir was here Fri
day night and exhibited their can
tata, which was very fine. There was
a good attendance. Washington
Candidate for Prothonotary.
A. II. HOWELL, Republican can
didate for Prothonotary, earnestly
solicits your votes and promises, If
elected, to prove to all that no mis
take was made in his selection.
VOTE for L. B. Stark for Sheriff
the People's candidate.
Primaries September SO, 1011.
finest stock obtainable.
Grocers, Fish and Oyster
Camp band opened and closed the
performance of the evening.
Hon. A. T. Searle was a pleasant
caller last week. Had a kind word
and pleasant smile for every one.
Tho P. O. S. of A. and Washing
ton Camp band attended the picnic
at Tobyhanna Sept. 16. Washing
ton Camp band carried off flrst prize
for tho best music.
Geo. H. Lancaster is still on the
sick list, suffering from rheumatism.
Tho telephone company has mov
ed tho Central to Newfoundland.
James 'M. Gilpin has got nicely
settled In his new home.
Homer Gilpin got struck with a
stick of wood In the eye which has
caused him a lot of pain. Dr. F.
Gilpin Is attending him.
'.Mr. and Mrs. Will Robacker are
rejoicing over a new daughter.
Mrs. William Dunn, Beachlake, is
visiting her many relatives here.
F. J. Tolley, Democratic candi
date for Register and Recorder, de
serves the support of his party at
tho primaries If party work counts.
For 28 years ho has been active in
politics, was County Auditor nine
years ngo, Is now secretary of the
Democratic County Committee, is
well qualified for the position and
has a hosts of friends who would
like to see him elected. Vote for
A. H. HOWELL, WHITE MILLS.
Kindly Investigate my life, char
acter and qualifications, and then.
if possible, give me your vote. If
elected I will attend to tho duties of
the office myself and will try to
prove to all that no mistake was
made In my selection.
DEAFNESS CANNOT BE CURED
by local anDllcations. QS thov rnn-
not reach the diseased portion of the
ear. There Is only one way to cure
aeatness, nnd that Is by constitu
tional remedies. Deafness is polic
ed by an Inflamed condition of the
mucous lining of the Eustachian
Tube. When this tube is inflamed
you have a rumbling sound or Im
perfect hearing, and when it is en
tirely closed, Deafness is tho result,
and unless the inflammation can be
taken out and this tube restored to
its normal condition, hearing will
be destroyed forever; nine caso3 out
of ten are caused by Catarrh, which
is nothing but an inflamed condition
ot tne mucous surfaces.
We Will Eive Ono Hnnrlrpfl Tint-
lars for any case of Deafness (caus
ed by catarrh) that cannot be cured
by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for
F. J. CHENEY & CO.,
Sold by Druggists. 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for con
townsnip and also tho quality of the
man. He Is W. B, Lesher and is
one of the Republican candidates for
the office of Register and Recorder.
NO more popular man ever ran for
nn office than Fred Saunders. He
is now seeking the nomination of
Register and Recorder on the Dem
JllvMEMREIi your friend in the
court house, F. H. Crago, at the pri
mary election. Mr. Crago is Repub
lican candidate for Register and Re-
"I INVITE thn flllloat Invtlcn.
tion oi my record ana with pleasure
jcici uiu vuier to tne expression
given at the polls three years ago."
W. J. Barnes, Republican candi
date tor rrotnonotary.
jr. u. jvi.uisijh, Democratic can
didate for Sheriff, Is well known
throughout Wayne county. If you
don't believe it wait for the returns
IF EXPERIENCE means anything
then rnof vmm irf f m tt
Republican candidate for Register
FRED SAUNDERS, dealer In
hides. Is among the Democratic can
didates who Is seeking the nomina
tion of Register and Recorder.
Mark your ballot thus:
JOHN N. SHARPSTEEN.