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THE CITIZEN, AVEDNESD..!, SEPT. 20, 1011.
Russian Premier a Victin
of Assassin's Bullets.
LIFE WAS ALWAYS IN DANGER
Man In Whom Czar Intrusted Govern
ment Meets End In Great Agony.
In Service of His State and
Nation Since 1899.
Kiev. Russia, Sept. 19. Stolypln
prime minister of Itussla, who wut
shot during a gala performance at tin
opera house last Thursday night. Is
dead. It is announced that the doac
statesman's heart was not strouf
enough to withstand the effects of iu
Internal hemorrhage which the doc
tors In attendance were unablo to copt
The dying man suffered intense
agony, during which he would mur
mur frequently, "Death death If
Stolypln first came into prominence
as the governor of Saratoff. It was
there In 1005 that the first attempt
was made to kill him. Three shots
were tired at him by a Terrorist ass.w
sin, but he was not hit. Speaking!
later of his own service in this post
he told how it had been his aim tc
cultivate a class of peasant laud
owners and to give them real wclrfLii
In the local government of their com
innnes. He was reproached for esta'i
Ushlng a new university in this prov
ince. Ho replied that it was only by
introducing the higher education into
the provinces that the work of devei
oping law r.nd order could bo success
fully advanced In Ilussia.
In May, 1000, the czar called him to
St. Petersburg and made him minister
of the interior in the Goremykln mill
istry. He ouJy remained three months
in this post, but hat was long enough
for hlin to be savagely assailed on the
Hour of the dounia us a tyrant, a mur
derer, a butcher, a monster of cruelty
Huparullolled iu history. The fact was
he came into olllce with the rislii
wave of revolutionary terrorism, will li
deluged Russia with blood and flllcC
It with ruin from Arknngel to tl:
Crimea. He opposed terrorism to ler
rorlsm. The police and soldiers hud .
free hand as respects repressive men.-,
iires In the disturbed districts, ami
where suspeevs were convicted of re
olutlonary or terrorist crimes execu
tions, wholesale executions, were mer
cilessly carried out.
In July, 100(1, be became prime m.'-i-ister,
and despite annual rumors of his
Impending downfall he wcatheivi!
every political storm and remained n!
the time of bis death more firmly en
trenched In o'lllce than over before.
Stolypln was horn In 1SG3, was cdu
cnted at the University of St. Peters
burg, graduating in 1SS4; served In the
ministries of the interior and agricul
ture, was made marshal of the pro
vlnclal nobility in 1809, vice governor
of Grodno In 1902 and governor of
Saratoff In 1003.
Jews are departing from the cltj
precipitously In fear of antl-Jewlsli
rlols. Cossacks patrol the streets.
One hundred and fifty lawyers ami
other acquaintances of Dmitry I!og
roff, who shot Stolypln, have been ar
Bogroff talked freely of his life and
furnished the authorities with valu
able clows. Ills confident bchavlo
has given place to despondency.
It is said that Bogroff belonged to
a new autonomous revolutionary
group, whose aim Is to assassinate In
IAST WISH GRATIFIED.
Ithaca Man Races Across Atlantic to
Die at Old Home.
Ithaca. N. Y., Sept. 10. Word was
received here by cable from England
that Hcury L. Hicks, who left New
York Sept. 0 on a race with death to
reach bis old home In Devonshire, got
thero on Saturday and died Sunday
Hicks was told before bo started
that he might die on the trip ncross
but he insisted that be wanted to see
his old home again. Ho came heiv
about twenty years ago from eastern
Devonshire. Ills daughter, Mrs. Emll
Hicks Hrown of Philadelphia, accom
panied him, and It was she who cabled
that her father's wish had boon t:ra
Hied before ho died.
BIG REWARD NO MAGNET.
Diamond Bow Lost at Newport Is
Newport, It. 1., Sept. 10. The dia
mond bow knot lost by one of the
Hummer residents during the bait
given by Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Berwind
nt their home on Sept. 2 is still mis
ing Tho reward of $400 falls to
bring any results.
The name of tho loser of this Jowc
lias not been given out, but It lin
been learned on good authority thin
It was Mrs. F. Lothrop Ames ot
North Easton, Mass. Tho value ot
the bow knot Is said to bo $2,500, nnd
Iho impression is growing that the
gem was stolen and not lost
Mounted Police on Show at Fair.
Mount Vernon, N. Y., Sept. 10. 1 1
was announced by the management
of tho Westchester county fair and
horse show that tho principal feature
of the week's events will tako place
on nexf Saturday, whon forty-one
members of the mounted police of
Now York city will gtvenn exhibition
drill on tho fair grounds.
TRACK JEN QUIT.
Generally Follow Order of
Leaders to Strike.
NO ATTEMPT TO FILL PLACES.
A. B. Lowe, Head of Union, Goes to
New York to Seok Interview With
President of the Lackawanna,
Looking to a Settlement.
Scranton, Pa., Sept. 10. There was
a general response by section men on
the Delaware, Lackawanna and West
ern railroad iu the vicinity of Scranton
to the strike order Issued Saturday by
the national officers of the Interna
tional Brotherhood of Maintenance of
AH -the men on the Blooinsburg divi
sion between Scranton and Kingston
are out. The strikers are keeping away
from the company's property. No gen
eral attempt has been made to, fill the
places of strikers. hi the headquarters
of the company it was said not more
than 50 per cent of the trackmen had
A. 15. Lowe, president of the track
men's union, has gone to New York
seeking a further conference with
President Truesday of the Lackawanna
road. His purpose Is to have Truesdale
consider the discharge of M. J. Foley, a
foreman, separate from the wage issue.
Foley asserts he had an Indefinite leave
and he was dismissed for his activity
In the union. The company refused to
ro-cmploy lilm after dropping him on
the ground of overstaying his leave.
It Is understood here that' P. J. Dow
ney, deputy commissioner of labor for
New York state, will seek an Interview
with Truesdale In an effort to end the
strike. Strike leaders hero say that be
tween Elmlra and Buffalo, on the
Buffalo division, and Washington, N.
J., and Blngliamton, ou the Scranton
division, and on the Bloomsburg divi
sion the tleup Is complete.
BELITTLE THE STRIKE.
Lackawanna Officials Say Few Section
Men Are Out.
Scranton, Pa., Sept. 10. Lackawanna
officials in this city claim that only a
small percentage of the section men
on the system have struck in response
to the call sent out Saturday by Presi
dent Lowe of the International Broth
erhood of Maintenance of Way Em
ployees. The officials say that the strike is
practically confined to Scranton and
immediate vicinity nnd that very few
men failed to report at other points on
AUTO PLUNGES OVER BANK.
Five In Party at Claysburg Are Injured
Altoona, Pa., Sept. 10. While run
ning at the rate of thirty-five miles
an hour, an automobile owred by W.
G. Kenega of Alcxandla, Pa., carry
ing live passengers, all of that town,
left the state road at Claysburg and
plunged down u twenty foot embank
ment, striking a telephone pole and
The Injured are Mrs. G. It. tlut
chlnson, contusions of bead, lacera
tions of face and probably internally
Injured, nnd G. It. Hutchinson, jaw
broken, contusions of head; W. G.
Kenega, hurt about the body; Mrs. W.
SLAIN AFTER LONG QUARREL.
Berk County Men Had Been at Odd
For a Year.
Heading, Pa., Sept. 10. Following a
series of altercations lasting more
than a year, Charles K. Iteich, a farm
er, was shot at his homo in Cumru
township, this county, by his neigh
bor, L. X. Slionour. The wounded
man was taken to a hospital hero,
where he died shortly after his ad
mittance. Slionour was placed In custody, but
was retlclent as to the shooting. Both
are middle aged men with fnmllles.
MINE OWNER SMOTHERED.
Michael Quinn Caught by Cave-in
Scranton, Pa., Sept. 10. Michaael
Quinti, part owner of tho Miuooka
company, operating a small colliery In
this city, went in to help load n car
of coal In the surface vein nnd was
the only one of a party of Ave who
got caught when the roof caved In.
Qulnu's body wus recovered three
hours after the fall. lie had been
Ends Life at First Wife's Grave.
Reading, Pa., Sept. 19. Henry Sle
bert, slxty-ouo years old, a Germau
writer of some note and for twenty
five years, until his retirement a year
ugo, editor of .lie Adler, a German
weekly published here, committed sui
cide by shooting whllo standing nt
the grave of his first wife. lie was
married a second time n year ago.
Philadelphia Bank Closed.
Philadelphia, Sept. 10. The Trades
men's Trust company, with a capital
of $500,000, nnd deposits, when the
last report was made, of $1,328,000,
closed its doors. Peter Boyd, a well
known nttorney, la president, having
succeeded the late Mayor Samuel' H.
Dentil of Hon. F. C. Bunnell.
Hon. Frank C. Bunnell died at his
,home, 2320 North 19th street, Phil
adelphia, Monday night, September
11, after a long period of Illness.
The body was taken to Tunkhannock
last Friday, where funeral services,
were hold In the M. E. church, with
Interment at Gravel Hill cemetery.
Mr. Bunnell was widely vnowu in
Northeastern Pennsylvania, ha 'Ing
been horn and reared in vVyon'ing
county, where most of his life was
spent. Ho served with distinction
in the army, and engaged In the Mer
cantile and banking business for a
number of years. Ho filled a 'va
cancy In the 42d Congress, and was
twice elected and served In the 4Dth
and COth terms. He went to Phila
delphia to reside several years ago.
His wife survives.
Mr. Bunnell was the immed Ate
successor of Hon. C. C. JadwlnBMh
Congress, and endeared hlmself"'to
Wayne counteans by securing the
appointment to West Point of Mr.
.ladwln's son. Major Edgar Jadwln,
who has taken such a prominent and
active part In the building of the
Panama Canal. '
Special to The Citizen.
BETHANY, Pa., Sept. 19. H try
Kent, Carbondale, spent last Su. ay
with Edward Hacker. Mr. Kenl'Ms
suffering wth a broken shoulder so
Is unable to work.
Mrs. Fletcher and daughter, Mrs.
Cory, Unlondale, were recent visitors
at 'Mrs. H. N. Miller's.
Miss Maud Bennett, Honesdale,
spent last week with Mrs. E. M.
Dr. Von Krug preached In the
Presbyterian church Sunday morning
and administered Holy Communion.
James Henshaw was elected older.
It was also announced that Rev. Kil
mer would preach next Sunday
evening. He will preach at Way
mart in the morning and Pronifton
in tho afternoon.
Dr. Von Krug was entertained
over Sunday at E. W. Ross' home.
William Avery is painting the out
side of his house.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Tremain of
Pen Argyle, are the proud parents
of a son born September 4. They
were former residents and have rel
atives and friends here.
Miss Ella Gammell returned from
Hawley Sunday evening.
John Maddeford and brother, of
Carbondale, are working In a ma
chine shop in Detroit and d fng
Miss Margaret Manning entertain
ed Miss Elizabeth Berger, of Hones
dale, over Sunday.
Marlon Manning and Noel wood
ward spent Sunday In Seelyvltk.
Miss Marjorle Hauser returned
from Pleasant View last week.
Special to The Citizen.
EQUINUNK, Pa., Sept. 19. Rev.
Samuel Tolley, Honesdale, has b en
appointed to this charge during the
rest of the conference year. Ho
preached two excellent sermons P in
day. The Book Club will meet with
Mrs. Erie Lord Saturday, Sept. 30.
Louis Woodraansee left Monday
morning for Pennington, N. J., where
he will enroll as a student in the
Pennington Seminary. His father
accompanied him to Pennington.
Paul Branning Is spending two
weeks with his parents at InglehVYt.
'Wm. Hornbeck and family 'of
Hancock spent Sunday with J. UC.
Hornbeck and wife. 6
Jennie Gilchrist, teacher of llie
Blake school at Union, spent Sunday
with Inez Knapp.
Lucie Kordman left this morning
for New York where she has secur
ed a position for the winter.
The people of our vllage eagerly
watched for Ward and his airs"ilp
during the latter part of the w3Jek
and were rewarded Saturday when
about ten o'clock he appeared.
'Mrs. Cain Lord will 'spend this
week in New York.
'Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Flynn, Uw
York City, returned to 'their home
Monday after spending a week with
Dr. and Mrs. F. C. Frisble.
A farewell "Tucker Party" was
given In honor of several of the
young people who are departing for
the winter, Thursday evening, in
Ralph and Herbert Spencer, of
Preston, spent Monday at the home
of James Watson.
Anna Lord spent Saturday with
Hazel Lambert at Lordvllle.
Richard Watson will leave t ir
'Philadelphia Wednesday to ' erfter
the University of Pennsylvania.
Special to The Citizen. I0'
GOULDSBORO, Pa., Sept. 19 u
Gouldsboro members of Corps W. 'ft.
C, No. 17, of Moscow, are notified
that the district convention will bo
held at WIlkes-Barre September 1C
and as many as can are urged to
attend. Those that can go will kind
ly notify mo as soon as possible.
Mrs. (Hattie Bortree, secretary.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Joseph Mathews, of
'.Maple Hill, are entertaining Mr. -nd
Mrs. A. L. Swartz of New York
'Miss Ellen Carlton, Carbondu,e
who has been spending a couple of
weeks with friends here and at
South Sterling, returned home jn
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Reaser have
returned from their wedding trip
anu win resiae in Moscow.
Mr. ana Mrs. uay scliook are
spending some time with their par
ents In WIlkes-Barre.
Mrs. David Ellenherger and c 0-
dren are spending a couple of wei i'a
with her parents In Blngliamton, N,
Rev. J. G. Raymond, formerly
pastor of tho M. E. church here, now
located at New York, is spending a
few days with Mr. and Mrs. Benj.
Henry and calling on his many
Clifford Lull, Scranton, has befen
visiting his uncle, 'M. S, Falrless.'Vmd
family at West End.
ItEATj ESTATE DEALS.
Rhoda Phillips Grimm, Greene
township, Pike county, to Chas. H,
'Philips, Dreher township, two tracts
ot land In township of Dreher,
amounting to lai acres ana if per
ches. Consideration, $2,000.
Special to The Citizen. I
HAWLEY., Pa., Sept. 19. The
Keyser Valley team of the D., L. &
W. met the home team on Athletic
field on Saturday afternoon when
the most spirited game of the sea
son was played. This team has been
down to Now York pity whero they
cleaned up everything that they had
time to play. They came over very
expectant of victory for Happy Jack
son was with them. Ho made the
remark on the way over that If they
met defeat this time ho would never
ride on the Erie again. They played
twelve innings and then balked,
leaving the result standing 1 to 1,
and "Happy Jack" took the Erie
train for Scranton. R. M. Solmon,
Honesdale, umpired the game.
Raymond Williams goes to Forest
Lake this week to serve as chef dur
ing the hunting season.
Mrs. Treadwell entertained the
ladles of the Presbyterian Aid so
ciety for supper at the Park View
Hotel Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs. (Parr, Church street, Is
among the sick.
Mrs. Decker, Dunmore, enjoyed
Falrview Lake breezes during the
Mrs. David Cooper of the East
Side, has with her a brother who,
although totally blind, recently
traveled from Maryland to this place
F. L. Tuttle was a business visitor
In New York city last week.
A large company of Hawleyltes
attended the White Mills dance on
Barber Truex, Main avenue, Is en
tertaining his brother, Louis Truex,
Merton Lewis, with, a party of
friends, was angling in Pike county
waters Friday night. The result was
a fine mess of fish to bring home.
Mary Degrote has been taking a
three weeks' rest from her work
owing to ill health.
Charlotte Kimble and her mother
started for Kane Sunday" morning.
Miss Carrie Simons had with her
over Sunday a friend from 'Sterling.
Kate Spinner and Mary Feeney
spent Saturday and Sunday with
some friends who are enjoying an
outing in northern Wayne.
Wm. Pope was at the county seat
The weather man has made it
rather difficult for three of the Pro
testant Sunday schools to hold
their annual picnic. Two appoint
ments was made and each time post
poned on account of rain, but finally
on Sat rday the Lutherans held
theirs In the "basement of their
church, the Presbyterians coming
together on the church lawn, some
going to Ladywood lane, taken there
through the kindness of A. K. Kil
lam who offered his auto as means
of transportation. The teachers of
the M. E. school will each give their
classes' a day's outing. Miss Sny
der, superintendent of the Primary
department, will take the pupils in
her room to the Maennerchor picnic
ground Saturday of this week. In
case of unfavorable weather jvlll
make use of the Sunday school
Cupid promises- us one or more
weddings In the near future.
Mr. and Mrs. Hess and son of
Lancaster, Pa., who have been
guests at the Baptist parsonage,
will leave for their home on Tues
day. Edna Resingue of Hamlin, was
with her aunts, Miss Goodrich and
Mrs. Angeline Bell, from Saturday
until Sunday evening when she went
to Honesdale to assist in the millin
ery parlors of Mrs. Susie Spruks
during the Fall season.
Lincoln Stephens, son of Mr. and
.Mrs. J. N. Stephens, Lakevllle, who
has been 111 of typhoid fever, Is re
covering. Harold Crane spent Saturday and
Sunday with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. S. R. Crane, at Uswlck.
Frank J. Denison has moved his
family from the Nino farm Into the
Roach home near the Middle cross
Frank Lelber Is at Blooming
Grove doing some plumbing work for
tho people there.
Miss Anna Kerbor celebrated her
seventeenth birthday at her home
on Main avenue, Sept. G. About 20
of her lady friends participated.
Elegant refreshments were served.
William E. Perry, one of Lord's
Valley's respected citizens, departed
this life on Monday, Sept. 11. He
was aged sixty-two years and a vet
eran of the Civil war. He was born
in New Jersey nnd moved to Pike
county several years ago. The fu
neral services were held at his late
home at Lord Valley on Wednesday
afternoon and interment at Kimbles.
Mr. and (Mrs. William Perry and Mr.
and Mrs. Sylvester Heft attended the
Manager Frank McDonald will
take his boys to Taylor next Satur
day whero they will cross bats with
the Taylor Reds.
A. Balrd.of tho East Side, is
rusticating with Pike county friends.
T. F. Wall and son Arthur motor
ed to Boyds Mills and return on Sun
Rev. B. P. Ripley passed the week
with his wife and daughter at Forty
Special to The CItlzen.J
BEAOHLAKE, Pa., Sept.
Things look a little dubious to the
farmers with corn, potatoes, buck
wheat and apples almost a failure
Feed Is very high and milk low and
with a very little hay In the barn
make some of us wonder in what
condition spring will find us.
The boarding houses in general
have dono a thriving business this
season. Most of the houses aro eith
er closed or have hut a very few
The sick, Jacob Reining and Del
bert Mclntlre, are no better. They
are great sunrerers and have the sym
pathy of all.
Mrs. Wheeler and son, Eddie, are
visiting at Port J'orvls, at the form
er's sister, 'Mrs. Sidney Wheeler.
Mr. and Mrs. S. Wheeler expect to go
to Los Angeles, Cal In tho near fu
ture- to settle permanently.
Mrs. Ed. Richards Is visiting In
J. P. "Budd Is working In Hones
Mr. Lazo is repairing his own
It Is reported that 'Maud Spry has
C. A. Budd is improving this fine
weather by filling his silo.
Several from this place will attend
the W. C. T. U. convention In Hones
dale next Thursday.
Mrs. Robert Marshall is In very
Only a few days until the primar
ies which Will give some anxious
ones rest, but the most fateful day
will be the election next November.
It does seem a pity to get the nomi
nation and then be defeated.
Norman Davoy, Norrlstown, Pa., Is
visiting his homo here.
Marcle Barnes, teacher of the low
er school, spent the week at home,
being too ill to teach.
Rev. Mr. Tamblyn and family, who
have been spending some time here,
James Male, of Florida, has re
turned after spending several weeks
here with relatives and friends.
Charley Wells Is here visiting his
sister, Mrs. John Neal, and other rel
atives. Me had not seen them for
Lizzie Davey, of Honesdale, is
home caring for her mother who
has been very sick.
Mr. HUler and son, Houesdale,
visited his sister, Lizzie, Sunday.
The people here will have to get
up an entertainment as this month
Is usually the time to be taking an
outing at the county fair, which is
OPEN LETTER FROM W. IJ. LESH
EK TO THE PEOPLE OF WAYNE
To the Voters of Wayne County:
Gentlemen: All papers placing
names of candidates on ballots have
been filed and the names have been
published. You will now select a
nominee. Before doing so you have
a right to know why each man asks
your vote and influence, and what
he will do if elected.
September 30 will soon come and
It Is Impossible for any man to see
you all personally. I therefore take
this method of giving you my pur
pose and plan, frankly and fairly, so
that you can cast your votes for tho
right as you see It.
I am a Republican, following In
the footsteps of my ancestors on
one side for generations. in
electing men to local offices I have
always tried to vote for the best
men looking for them nrst on my
own ticket, then on some other ticket
If not found on mine.
On October 18, 187G, I was born
in Sterling, Wayne county, and al
ways lived thero. After completing
tho course at the Newfoundland High
school, I taught school six winters
in this county; attending Scranton
Business College in the summer,
graduating from the college in 1898.
I secured a cood position In the city
but was called home by the illness
of my father, who was living on a
farm, and unable to do the work
His health became so bad that lie
left the farm at the end of the year,
and I bought a small place for them
on which they have lived ever since.
For 14 years my father has been un
able to do anything. I then secured
a position with J. E. Cross, tho Sterl
ing merchant, where 1 have oeen
ever since doing the duties of a
crocery clerk and assistant postraas
ter at Sterling. I got married nve
years ago, and have two children.
I was solicited by my trlends to
run for Register and Recorder, and
that, first by members of tho oppos
ing party. So far as I know I have
no enemies. If elected I will en
deavor to treat all, both rich and
poor, alike, and attend to the duties
of my office to the best of my
Yours tor service,
W. B. LESHER.
Won Lost Per Cent.
Iloncsdalo ..14 10 .711
The last meeting of tho Honesdale
baseball team for the season of 1911
was held Thursday evening at Heu
mann's, when the annual settlement
was made, and it was decided to
hold a banquet at the samo place,
Saturday evening, September 23,
when a number of prominent guests
will be present, and speechmaklng
will be Indulged In.
Those present were: Manager Leon
Ross, assistant manager, Richard J.
Bracey, Captain Lester II. urauy,
pitcher Ben. Hessllng, Messrs. Ernest
Dudley. Julius Polt, John C. Schil
ling, Louis Bader, John Mangan.
In honor of the occasion Mr. and
Mrs. John Houmann served dainty
CANDIDATE FOR SHERIFF
T. Y. BOYD.
I wish to announce to the Repub
lican voters of Wayne county that I
am a candidate for the nomination
at the coming primaries for the of.
flee of Sheriff. Your vote and your
support In my behalf will be greatly
T. Y. BOYD,
Primary day less than two weeks
FOll COUNTY COMMISSIONER
To the Republican Voters of Wayne:
I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for the office of County Com
missioner, subject to the decision of
the Primaries to be held un Sept. 30.
It will be impossible for me to see
my large numbor of tho voters, I
therefore take this method of an
nouncing myself as a candidate and
soliciting your vote at the Primaries.
White Mills, Pa.
L. I. STARK.
Candidate on Republican Ticket.
Primaries Sept. SO. Your Sup
port Earnestly Solicited. GSeltf
CANDIDATE for PHOTIIONOTARY.
JOHN N. SHAUPSTEEN.
To the Republicans ot Wayne Co.:
I take 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 ner-
sonally. During my seventeen years
of service as a clerk in the Hones
dale postoffice my efforts have been
to perform my duties faithfully and
courteously to the patrons of the of
fice and the public generally.
'io tne 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 the district school
and the Honesdale High school. As
a boy of eleven years I spent my
summers slate picking on the Dela
ware & Hudson dock and attended
school during the winter. I also
spent several summers working on a
farm in Cherry Ridge.
After school I entered tho office
of the Honesdale Iron Works, known
now as tho Guorney Electric Elevator
Co., where I stayed a numher of
years and later entered tho Hones
dale postoffico serving two years un
der William F. Briggs. I then went
to the Carbondale Lumber company
as a bookkeeper, remaining with
them until tho appointment as post
master of Miss Mary E. Gerqty, who
later Itecamo the wife of Hon. C. A.
'McCarty. In June,' 1890, I returned
to tho Honesdale postoffice where I
have been employed ever since. In
coming before tho people and asking
their assistance and vote at the com
ing primaries, let mo 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 nominated and elected
I will devote all my time nnd atten
tion to the duties of tho office to
which I aspire and will resign my
As the son of the lato Newton
Sharpsteen, "veteran ot the Civil
war, I .have an Interest In and sym
pathy with all veterans.
Most cordially yours,
J. N. Sharpsteen.