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69th YEAR. --NO. 86
HONESDALE, WAYNE 00., PA., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1911.
Mrs. Ira Ritch, Hawley,
Ready to Take Hus
PATHETIC JiETTEIt FROM WOM
AN WHO HAS WORKED HARD
TO SUPPORT HUSBAND.
" If ho'll only support the family
when ho la In work and stop that aw
ul drinking, I'll bo satisfied to have
blm come home."
That It Is the wife who Is always
willing to throw out the life line of
forgiveness, even until seventy times
seven, was again shown In court last
Tuesday morning, when District At
torney M. E. Simons read a pathetic
letter from Mrs. Ira Ultch, Hawley,
In which she expressed her willing
ness to withdraw the charges of as
tault and battery preferred by her
against, and hanging over her hus
band, who Is enjoying the solitude of
Wayne county jail, if he would only
sign the necessary papers and try
to behave like a man.
Her letter in full Is as follows:
Hawley, Pa., Oct., 1911.
"Mr. M. E. Simons,
Your letter In hand. I thank
you ever so much for your kind
ness In my husband's affairs.
If my husband will sign pa
pers that he will keep the peace,
and help support the family
when he has work, and stop
that awful drinking, I'll be sat
isfied to have him come come,
as our home would be a happy
dream, if ho stuck to his work.
Now If he signs that agree
ment, 1 will be thankful.
(MRS.) IRA RITCH."
According to the District Attorney,
Ultch had been In jail only a little
over a week. He rather thought
ho d been a sort of worthless fellow.
Judge Searle thought It mlg-,1.
possibly bo the best plan to parole
him. " I don't know," ho said,
" whether It would do any good if he
signed the pledge." The Court de
cided finally to take his case under
Ira Ritch, was committed to
the Honesdale Jail, Saturday, Oct.
14, charged with committing assault
and battery while intoxicated, and
also with non-support of his wife.
Mrs. Hitch claimed also that ho had
abused her for a long time and she
has had to work hard to support
Wednesday, October 25, Rltch
pleaded guilty before Judge A. T.
Searle. He said his home was In
Hawley, and that he had been mar
ried 27 years. Owing to Ill-health
he had been out of employment for
a year or more, and admitted that his
wife and two children worked.
Ritch told Judge Searle that he
was very sorry he had gotten drunk;
also that this was his first offense In
a long while. He declared If he was
let go this time he would never
again take a drop of liquor nor abuse
his wife, He was remanded to jail,
pending a further investigation.
" ine fellow has been supported
principally by his wife doing wash
ing," a prominent citizen of Hawley
Informed a Citizen man.
Wis wife seems to have taken the
matrimonial bond more seriously
than her husband, and is willing to
stand by him through thick and thin,
through good and evil report, know
ing that when she married him, she
took him for better or for worse.
DKATH OF WHITE MILLS MAN.
Adam Sefiineider was found dead
at his home at White Mills Tuesday
evening, death resulting from cere
bral hemorrhage. Mr. Schneider
was, from appearances, a well man
on Tuesday, having worked all day
at 'his trade of glass cutting in Dor
fllnger's shop. He returned home
as usual and ato a hearty supper.
Shortly afterwards ho went to the
bathroom, where he was found lying
upon this face. Dr. E. B. Gavitto
was called, but Mr. Schneider had
passed away before he reached the
homo. The deceased was a son of
Philip Schneider and was born in
Germany 43 years ago. He was the
eldest of the family, four other
brothers surviving, namely, John,
Henry and Edward, all of Los An
geles, Onl and Adolph, of Allen
town. Mr. Schneider's Immodlate
family consists of a wife, two daugh
ters and one son.
The funeral wll be lield Saturday
afternoon at 2 o'clock from tho
Methodist church. Rev. Walter Walk
er officiating. Interment will be
made at Hawley.
REAL ESTATE DEALS.
J. B. O'Reilly and Mary O'Reilly,
his wife, and W. T. O'Reilly and Wife,
Cochecton, Sullivan county, N. Y.,
grantors and Ralph Allen Crane, 106
Eldert street, Brooklyn, N. Y., gran
tee. Parcel of land In Damascus
township. Consideration ?50.
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Many Marriages Take
Place Among Old
ONE NEWLY-WED COUPLE ARE
EACH OVER 75 YEARS OLP.
Esarlah Wohflnder, of Carbondale,
and Miss Margaret M. Parmeter, of
Farvlew, were married on Tuesday
in tho Methodist parsonage by Rev.
W. n. 'Hlllcr.
Miss Kathryn Leonard and James
Riley, both of iHonesdale, were mar
ried by Rev. Edward Burke in St.
John's Roman Catholic church at
7:15 Wednesday morning with nup
tial mass. The attendants were
Miss Margaret Leonard, sister of the
bride, and Michael Moran, of New
York City, cousin of tho bridegroom.
Mr. and Mrs. Riley left on Wednes
day morning's Erie train for New
York City. After a brief honeymoon
the bridal couple will go to house
keeping In Honesdale. The wedding
gifts were many and beautiful. Mr.
Riley is employed with the Hones
dale Consolidated Electric Light,
Heat and Power company, while his
bride, for many years, has been In
the family of John Lambert.
A pretty autumnal church wedding '
was solemnized Wednesday morning
at G:30 in St. John's Catholic church
by Rev. Father Burke. The con-i
trading parties were Miss Nellie M. I
cavanaugh, line street, and Law
rence A. McGlnniss, Brooklyn, form
erly of this place. The bride was be
comingly attired in a blue coat suit
with black hat, while her maid of
honor, Miss Josephine Law, of Tay
lor, wore a brown suit with hat to
match. The best man was Bernard
Cavanaugh, brother of the bride.
After the ceremony tho bridal party
enjoyed a wedding breakfast at the
home of the bride's father, James
Cavanaugh, Erie street. Mr. and
Mrs. McGlnniss will reside In Brook
lyn, N. Y where the bridegroom Is
employed at his trade, that of a
glasscutter. The bride was the re
cipient of a number of handsome
A quiet wedding occurred Tuesday
evening at Grace church rectory
when the rector, Rev. A. L. Whit
taker united Miss Florence Rebecca
Kimble and Thomas E. Oharles
worth in marriage. The ceremony
was performed at 8 o'clock and the
young couple was unattended. Mr.
and Mrs. Charlesworth happily sur
prised their many Honesdale friends
In that they supposed the wedding
was to have occurred on Wednesday.
The young couple left on Wednes
day morning's C:55 Delaware &
Hudson train for Scranton, where a
brief honeymoon will be spent. The
bride Is a daughter of Lawrence
Kimble, formerly of this place, but of
late She has made her home with
her uncle, Hon. F. P. Kimble and
family, Ridge street. The bride re
ceived a handsome array of presents,
which speaks In a marked degree of
the high esteem In which she Is held
In tho community. The bridegroom
is one of Honesdale's artistic and
successful photographers and Is an
exemplary young man. The Citizen
The "devil" of The Citizen of
fice, Fred Gregory, came to work
Thursday morning wearing a smile
that wouldn't come off. When asked
why he was so happy, he replied that
his grandmother was married and
that he was going to have a skimer
ton to-night. Tho reporter became
Interested and Inquired more about
the affair which pleased our faithful
apprentice of the art preservative.
He told us that his grandmother,
Mrs. Martha De Reamer, of White
Mills, and Joseph Tldorman, of New
York, a retired pickle agent, were
married tho first of the week in Jer
sey City. Tho romance has been of
practically short duration, Mr. Tld
erman having come to visit IiIb
daughter who married William, a
son of Mrs. De Reamer. The visits
were more often and about a week
ago Mrs. De Reamer told her rela
tives that she was going to New
York City. An announcement of
their marriage followed. The bride
and bridegroom, who are past the
three score and five mark, will live
in White Mills.
ISpeclnl to The Citizen.
Steone, Pa., Oct. 2C.
Through a misunderstanding on
the part of the purchaser concerning
tho loose property, Mr. Hollenbeck
has backed out of the purchase of tho
old Perry homestead at Steene. The
property Is still for sale.'
Andrew Boots will dispose of all
his personal property on Monday,
October 30. Mr. Boots has accepted
a position at Carbondale during the
winter months but expects to return
to his farm again in tho spring.
Mr. and Mrs. James Place, Car
bondalo, aro talking farm of late
Nothing like It as Mr. Place is a
hustler and full .of life.
Miss Cora Miller, our school teach
er at Steone, Is much Improved after
suffering from a severe cold.
Mrs. Chapman and daughter, Mrs.
Foster, visited friends at Carbondale
Saturday and Sunday.
Score by Innings:
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Iiattei'ics: Athletics Render nnd
ltimlo nnd Myers.
. . All of the Giants pitchers were unmercifully hammered all over tho
Youngest Business House
in Honesdale to Cele
YOUNG JEWELER OFFERS TO EX
E.MINE ALL SCHOOL CHIL
DREN'S EYES FREE.
With the proud record of having
tested 3SG pairs of eyes since the
opening of the store on Saturday,
October 29, 1910, Rowland's jewelry
shop, the youngest business houso in
Honesdale will celebrate Its wooden
or first anniversary Saturday, Oct.
Come to think of it, that's a pretty
fair start for any mercantile enter
prise. Supposing that all of those
people who had their eyes examined
came from the Maple City, it would
mean that one out of every five of the
inhabitants of the county seat had
their eyes treated in tho optical de- is built on solid ground, affording
partment of his establishment. ffood foundation for industries.
Granting that these people came from , nemem'ber to send your slogans
within a radius of live miles of the i on or )0foro Friday noon, November
Court House, as they undoubtedly io, to Secretary Board of Trade,
did. Out of the 10,000 people living Honesdale,' Pa
in that district, one out of every '
twenty-five resorted to this shop, !
within less than a twelvemonth, for! LUTHER LEAGUE CONVENTION,
the alleviation of optical defects. J The thirty-eighth semi-annual con
Truly a remarkable record for a new veiition of the Northeastern district,
Testing eyes, however, Is but one
branch of tho business which is be-(St.
ing conducted so successfully at
1127 Main street by H. G. Rowland. !
Rendering public gratuitous service '
Is a valuable asset for every indivldu- 1
al, whteher embarked on the stormy ,
seas of political life or whether sail-
Ing the more placid waters of com-1
morclal existence. Some things .
wiucn tho Rowland store does free of
charge are the timing of watches i
and the cleaning of any jewelry that i
may be brought in. Promptness is !
the shibboleth of Rowland's and low
prices is its watchword.
Perhans some of tho snnrosa th.nt
has accompanied his efforts may be
due to the fact that Mr. Rnwlnmi was
a newsnanerman beforo ho hoenmo!
a jeweler. Shortly after the death
of his father, Hon. O. L. Rowland,
one of the best-known lawyers of his
day, wlio served as District Attorney
and Borough Attorney, and immedi
ately after his graduation from the
Honesdale High school, Rowland,
Jr., started In to work. A year ho
spent in New York, in the employ of
the Sandow Grip Dumbell Company.
Coming back to his native neath he
pitched into newspaper work, acting
as local manager for The Scranton
Truth, nnd doing outside work for
The Citizen. Other young men
drawn by the magnet of the great
city loft the County Seat nover to
return. Rowland stayed. Results
have shown that he made a wise
Among the public contracts he has
secured aro the repairing of the
Court House clock, timing of the
Farmers' and Mechanics' clock, and
furnishing the class pins to the class
of 1913 Honesdale High sdhool.
Socially Mr. Rowland Is affiliated
with the Red Men and with the Ex
change and tho Amity clubs.
A. A. Oohlert, of Philadelphia, a
practical jeweler, who has been in
the 'business for fourteen years, looks
after the repair work at the Rowland
This Is Mr. Rowland's latest offer
whldh will bo of great interest to
"1 mil willing to cxainino any
school child's eyes free of charge."
SLOGAN FOR HONESDALE.
The Greater Honesdale Board of
Trade offers $5 for a slogan for
Honesdale. Tho contest is open to
everybody and a person may send In
as many slogans as ho or sho chooses.
The slogan Is not to exceed more
than ten words. Although there will
be no premium on brevity, the fower
words used the better. Every con
testant Is requested to sign his name
to the slogan and send It to the Secre
tary of the Greater Honesdale Board
of Trade on or before November 10
at 12, noon. Tho different slogans
will be published in the papers as
they are received, hut the writer's
name will be kopt in confidence toy
the Board of Trade. Your name ap
pended to the slogan is necessary so
as to keep track who the lucky con
testant might be.
Some people might not understand
what a slogan is or its use. The
Board of Trade illustrates in the fol
lowing slogan: "Wllliamsport. the
city that does things." Honesdale
wants some phrase, that, in a few
words will express what It stands for
The prize slogan will toe used on
all literature sent out of Honesdale
which will advertise the town.
The advantages of Honesdale aro
many. A few suggestions might as
sist tho prospective contestant in
forming a slogan.
During the past decade Honesdale
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Thomas; (limits Ames, Wlltse, Mni
has doubled the number of Its In
dustries. Its products are all quality goods
and arc known from tho Atlantic to;
the Pacific and from the Gulf to Can
ada. It Is 985 feet above sea level and
enjoys many natural resources.
There are a number of water pow
ers in operation and others are pos
sible of development.
It Is noted for its healthfulness; Its
death rate being less than ten to
every thousand, which Is the lowest
In this section of the country,
Banks are liberal and stand among
those of highest rank In tho State.
School facilities are foremost in
the State. The Honesdale High
school furnishes a complete prepara
tory course for college.
Largest dam for power in the State
Is in course of construction near
Honesdale which will afford cheap
power and any factory locating in
Honesdale will be above all possible
Advantages offered for employ
ment are better In Honesdale be
cause a factory can have more light,
more air, better ventilation and the
employee can produce twice the
amount of work In the country than
he can In the crowded city districts,
whore air is impure.
Honesdale is at the foot of the
Mopsic mountains and In close prox-
Iml'tv In Hio pn.nl mines hut tho tnwn
Pennsylvania division, Luther
League of America, will be held in
John s Evangelical Lutheran
i church, Honesdale, Rev. C. C. Miller
pastor, Thursday, November 9. The
convention keynote is "Service." The
program is as follows:
Morning Session 10 a. m. to 12:30
Hymn, Scripture Lesson, Apostle's
Adijisijs of Welcome, Rev. C. C. Mil
Response, Arthur O. Kleemann, Esq.,
, 'President District League,
Reprt of Credential Committee.
Roll Call and Reading of Minutes.
' Report of Officers and Committees,
I Topic (a) "League Problems," 1
Large Attendance, Trinity Lea-
I sue, Wapwallopen.
1 Discussion, 2 The Social Factor, St
1 Luko's, Noxen.
Afternoon Session 2 to 5 p. m.
Topic III "Tho Privilege of Ser
vice," St. John's League, Ricketts
Topic "Requisites for Good Ser
vice." 1. Faith and Prayer, St.
Peter s League, Scranton 2. Loy
alty, St. Paul's League, Scranton.
'Evening Service, 7:30.
Opening Vesper Service.
Address "The Layman as a Work
er," Mr. G. H. Bechtold, Phlladel
Address "Homo Missions," Rev. I
Chantry 'Haffman, Philadelphia, Pa.
Closing Vesper Service.
Tho officers of the district are as
follows: President, Arthur O. Klee
man, Esq., Wilkes-Barro; vice-presi
dent, ueorge Ulpple, Honesdale; re
cording secretary, J. P. Kuschel. Pitt
ton; corresponding secretary, Miss
violet 'Schmaltz, Plttston; treasurer,
juarun uau, wiiKes-uarre.
Delegates will reach Honesdale
from Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, over
tno u. As li. railroad.
Train leaves Wilkes-Barre at 7:25
a. m., and leaves Scranton at 8:15
Delegates from Ricketts, Noxen,
wapwnnopen ana nobble will bo en
tertalned over night at Wilkes-Barro
the night preceeding the convention
providing application Is made at
Send your credentials to Rev. C. C.
Miller. Honesdale, Pa., not later than
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES.
The Fresdiman class will hold
party on Friday evening when the
other classes of the school will be
Principal Oday has issued an edict
that any person having failed in one
or more studios during tho previous
month will not be allowed to attend
school parties. This is a good rule.
At the first night of Teachers la
stitute oratorical work will be Intro
duced for the first time in the his
tory of Wayne county. Pupils at
tending third class High schools are
eligible. The county will be divided
into three divisions, namely, north
ern, central and southern. The
northern division comprises tho
Mount Pleasant High school, Lake
Como in Buckingham township,
Lakowood High school, Preston
township; central division, Way-
OF BAPTIST ASS'
Total Membership is 1061
-Hawley Church is
CONTRIBUTIONS REACH RE
MARKABLE SUM OF 86.51
According to the annual report of
tho Vayne Baptist Association, just
issued, tho membership of that de
nomination for the past year shows
a decrease of nineteen in Wayne
county, due largely to removals.
Tho total membershin of that ec
clesiastical body, as shown in the
statistical table appended to the
printed minutes of the Forty-second
annual county convention, which was
neid in the South Clinton Baptist
church, August 22, 23. 24. 1911. is
10G1, as compared with 1082 last
year. Twenty-three baptisms and
thirteen accessions by letter are re
ported as over against a loss of thir
ty by letter, ten by erasure and seven
teen by death.
The ofiicers of the association are:
Moderator, Rev. Geo. S. Wendell,
Honesdale; clerk and corresponding
secretary, George 'P. Ross, Hones-
aaie; treasurer, John H. Penwarden,
Honesdale; trustees, A. H. Curtis, W.
H. Bldwell, Geo. P. Ross, 1914; J.
'H. Penwarden, James Lloyd, W. J,
Lloyd, 1912; E. K. Curtis, W. C.
Knapp, Alfred Bonell, 1913; Bible
School convention, E. Quintln, presi
dent; Orwille Beckwith, vice-president;
Rev. H. J. Baker, secretary; J.
H. Penwarden, treasurer.
The trustees of Keystone Academy,
Factoryvllle, include Rev. James
Rainey, Aldenville, 1912; V. C.
Knapp, Hawley, 1913; Rev. C. F.
Smalley, Hawley, 1914. Of tho mis
sion societies, Rev. G. S. Wendell is
vice-president of the State Mission
society; Rev. C. F. Smalley, vice
president of the education society;
Rev. . H. MaoEwen, associatlonal sec
retary of the missionary union; Jos.
Quintln, Ariel, assoclational secretary
of the Home Mission society.
Tho ofiicers of the Woman's mis
sionary societies are Mrs. James
Rainey, Aldenville, president; Mrs.
Joseph Quintln, Ariel, vice-president;
Mrs. W. E. Rude, Waymart R. D. No.
I, secretary; Mrs. W. Myron Norton,
Waymart R. D., treasurer Mrs. Jas.
Ralnoy, director of the Woman's
Homo 'Mission society; Miss Ellle
Knapp, Aldenville, assoclational sec
retary Foreign Mission society; Miss
Anna Wagner, Hawley, Junior secre
Seven clergymen ministering to
nine congregations are included in
tho membership of the Association.
Following are their names, and the
charges which they serve: Rev. E.
H. MaoEwen, Jones Lake; Rev. R. D.
Miuch, Damascus, Ashland; Rev.
Warren P. Norton, licentiate, Way
mart; Rev. James Rainey, Aldenville,
Clinton; Rev. Charles F. Smalley,
Hawley; Rev. George S. Wendell,
Honesdale, Berlin, Dyberry; Rev. C.
The church at Hawley, with a
membership of 134, is tho largest in
the association. The Clinton church
reports 124 and the Honesdale
church, 112 members. Tho church
at Damascus, numbering fourteen
members Is the smallest in tho dis
trict. These eighteen congregations con
tributed last year for all purposes
IG.945.G5 or an average of ?C.54 per
capita, a remarkable showing. The
total value of the church property In
the association is ?40,000, and par
sonages owned by the various socie
ties represent an aggregate value of
Tho Sunday schools report a
membership of 1050, with an ex
pense budget of ?G95.9G.
The forty-third annual meeting
will be held with tho Honesdale
church, the fourth Wednesday in
The annual report of tho Associa
tion Is an excellent one as the Bap
tists of Wayne county aro face to face
with the problem of " tho country
church whoso membership suffers
continually from the exodus of Its
younger mombers to tho larger cit
ies. mart, Aldenville High school, in
Clinton township; Texas High school
and White Mills, independent dis
trict. Waymart has since with
drawn from this district. Southern
division: Dreher township High
school at Newfoundland; Lako at
Ariel, Lehigh at Gouldsboro and
Sterling township High school at
Sterling. Each division will hold a
preliminary contest and select one
boy and one girl to represent that
division. At tho night of the con
test, first week of the institute, tho
representatives from those three di
visions will compete against each
other. The preliminary for the
central division will be held in the
Honesdale High school auditorium.
Friday evening, Nov. 3. The expen
ses of tho representatives to the final
contest are to be paid out of tho pro
ceeds. Admission, 10 cents. Judges
are to be selocted by County Super
intendent. J. J. ICoehler. Tho title
of tho recitation is " Abraham
Davenport," by Whittier. The same
night there will be a contest be
tween tho first class High schools,
representing Damascus, Hawley and
Honesdale. The girls will recite
"The Legend Bregenz." Miss Mil
dred Ward will represent Honesdale.
The boys will recite "Work," hyJ
NO Ojt KILLED
Cortright's New Cement
Structure Crumbles Wed
LOSS PLACED AT 82,000; FAMILY
PLAYING IN HARD LUOK.
A crash, like that of an explosion,
startled the residents in the vicinity
of Cortright's, Main street, Wednes
day evening. Men Jumped up from
their supper tables and ran to the
windows Just in time to see portions
of the new 3-story concrete block 11t
ery stable of Cortright & Son crash
to the ground. The noise was deaf
ening and some thought Bhe electric
light station had blown up.
C. A. Cortright and Edward Skin
ner were seated In the office of tho
Cortright livery, a wooden building
adjacent to the largo barn, when tho
structure fell. To a Citizen repre
sentative Mr. Cortright made tho
following statement Thursday morn
ing: "Edward Skinner and I were seat
ed in the office. I was waiting for a
telephone call and was near the desk.
Skinner was sitting in a chair. Tho
first noise I heard sounded as though
a wagon had come Into the yard.
I thought nothing of that and then
a sort of cracking noise followed. At
the same Instant the electric light
went out. I then became frightened
and knew something was wrong. The
big crash followed simultaneously.
Skinner kicked out a pane of glass
In one of the office windows and
jumped through without a scratch.
I went to the door and the tempor
ary light we had outside over the en
trance to the building looked as If It
were on tho ground. I did not no
tice what happened thereafter, but
Charles Campfield and Burt Holbert
carried me from the office door up
stairs to my home.
" There wore two horses in tho
Shed and two in the basement. One
horse was injured that was standing
in the shed. Tho roof boards had
been laid and the men were waiting
for trusses before they could finish
the building. The masons were com
ing this morning to complete Che
laying of tho bricks."
The roof of the office building Is
caved in by tho falling blocks.
Samuel Wadge, an employe, when
seen by a reporter, stated that ho
was standing right in front of tho
building just before it fell. When
asked whether or not the front fell
first he said he did nnt thlnlr or, Tio
stated that it was his opinion that
tho north wall gave way first which
weakened tho rest of the building
and then tho front fell out.
The roof of the horse shed is de
molished. A few buggies standing
In the barn were also wrecked.
Tho entire front of the building
fell, leaving a V-shaped opening,
the blocks breaking as they camo
crashing down to the ground. They
covered an area of about 30 feet
and ranged from two to five feet
deep in places.
The building is badly wrecked.
The floors and roof completely cover
the first floor and the lumber is
broken and thrown In almost every
direction. Mr. Cortright states that
he would rather take the remainder
of the building down and build from
tho foundation than to repair tha
TJie north wall, adjoining the
Lyric theatre, has several bricks
The structure was built during
the summer by Edward Pierce, a
contractor and builder of Carbon
dale The blocks numbered about
4,000 and wore furnished by the Con
crete Supply and Construction com
pany of this place. The barn was one
of the largest in this section of the
That tho accident did not occur in
tho day timo, when several' men
would have been employed upon the
structure, Is considered fortunate in
deed. Had it collapsed during tho
day the loss of life undoubtedly
would have been heavy.
Mr. Cortright places his loss at
Fate seems to follow Cortright &
Son. Their livery burned during the
early spring, and now follows tho
collapso of tho new barn, and this
last blow Is pretty hard to bear.
Surely Cortriglit & Son have tho sym
pathy of the town In their misfort
une. Three sons of Charles Campfield
were in tho yard when the building
collapsed and had a narrow escape
from being pinned under the falling
debris. C. J. Brown, an employ of
Cortright & Son, was In the alleyway
leading to tho barn, a short distance
from the building, but he was out
of danger's path,
OUT OF THE RACE.
The following candidates have filed
certificates of withdrawal at tho
County Commissioners' office:
Isaac S. Rutledge, West Damascus,
Prohibition candidate for County
Otto S. Rutledge, Democratic can
didate for supervisor in Damascus
. John Kern, Democratic candidate
for school director in Canaan town
ship. John Bentham, Republican candi
date for constable and overseer of the
poor, in South Canaan township.