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69th YEAR. --NO. 88
HONBSDAXjB, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1911.
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-f REPUBLICAN TICKET. 4
-f Congressman. W. D. B. AINEY.
-f President Judge. HON. ALONZO T. SEAR LB. -f
-f Shorlff, THOMAS Y. BOYD.
Prothonotary, WALLACE J. BARNES.
-f Register and Recorder, W. B. LESHER. -t-
Commissioners. JOHN MALE, EARL ROO'KTOU;. -t-
District Attorney, M. E. SIMONS.
-f Treasurer, W. W. WOOD.
For Coroner, P. B. PETERSON.
For Auditors, W. O. AVERY. LBROT GILPIN.
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Vote The Republican Ticket
Leroy Gilpin, farmer of Dreher, and W. O. Avery, .farmer of Bethany,
rc both young men of exemplary habits, good education and competent
accountants. No better men could be found In the county to audit the ac
counts of the Commissioners, Treasurer and Sheriff. Your vote for them
will help 'to secure auditors who will bo able to audit.
Remember that a vote cast for W. J. Barnes of Berlin township,
larmer and lumberman, will be a vote for a thoroughly qualified and
ompetent man for the offlco of Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts. Not
nly is ho competent, but courteous and obliging, a gentlemen In
very sense of the term. 'Ho is a life-long resident of our county and
worthy of your confidence and esteem.
The other candidates for County Commissioner are residents of Hones
dale or Its immediate vicinity. It Is but fair to the county that one of its
ominissloners should be away from the center. A vote for Earl Rockwell
will be a vote to elect for Commissioner a man who lives in Lake township,
iourteen miles from Honesdale, a farmer, builder and contractor, who will
lake an Ideal commissioner. A vote for Rockwell will be a vote for coun
ty representation on the Board of Commissioners.
Don't neglect to attend the election on November 7 and vote for W.
W. Wood for County Treasurer, the only old soldier that is a candidate for
fflce In our county. Remember that the opportunity to voto for a veteran
of the Civil war may not come to you again. Ho was in the army, when
ur county needed help, a private in the ranks. Ho needs your help now
and will you give it to him by casting your vote for him for County Treas
urer? I believe you will, and thus show that you remember the "Boys in
W. B. Leshor, of Sterling township, Is a man of exemplary habits,
nd enjoys the respect of all who know him. To know him is to be his
friend. If you assist in electing him to the office of Register & Recorder
you will never have occasion to regret your choice. His penmanship is
the best in tho county and he is a very capable man, fitted in every respect
lor the olllce for which he is a candidate. Gentlemanly, sober, honest,
industrious and efficient. What more can be said? A voto for him will
fco a voto for the right man.
Thos. Y. Boyd, of Damascus, candidate for Sheriff, son of the Hon
Thos. Y. Boyd, who was one of the prominent citizens and business men
of our county of a generation ago, many of you remember him, a gener
ous, enterprising, whole-souled man, whose friendship was prized by those
who know him. Our candidate has Inherited the same generous dls-
position so marked in his father. While voting do not forget to mark
your ballot for Thomas Y. Boyd, thoroughly competent and trustworthy, a
friend of everybody and an enemy of none.
When voting, for County Commissioner, do not forget that Wayne
ounty has thousands of dollars Invested in roads and bridges, and will
pend thousands more in the next four years. You need 'men in this of
llce, who know how bridges ought to be built and the proper material for
their construction. Earl Rockwell, of Lake township, is a contractor and
builder, and has had many years of experience with concrete construction
and will bo a practical man to oversee the erection of our county bridges.
John Male of Cherry Ridge, farmer and businessman, Is a thoroughgoing
nd practical farmer, and knows how to accomplish results. Ho knows
what a dollar is worth and will see to it that tho county gets a dollar's
worth of service or material for a dollar expended. Voto for Rockwell and
Male and help secure for the county a business administration of the Com
Hon. Alonzo T. Searle, Republican candidate for Judge, Is now fifty
five years of age and Is just in tho prime of life. With a strong, vigorous
and healthy mind and body, and with a mature judgment, gained from
his long and active practice In his profession as a lawyer, he is qualified
and prepared to give to the high ofilco of Judge of our courts the best of
bis life. Then his high legal attainments, his fair, honest and impartial
mind, as exhibited not only during tho two years which he has presided
over our courts, but as he has shown himself in his dealings with his
fellowmon. 'If elected Judge Searle will bring to the bench a mind, well
trained, activo and keen, ripe with twenty-seven years of active practice in
his profession, and two years of experience as Judge. His ability as a
judge has been recognized by tho judges and the members of the bar of
many of the counties of tho state and he has been called upon to preside
at the trial of many important and difficult cases In other counties. There
an be no doubt about his fitness for the office in every way, and there
ught to be no doubt nbout his election. Ho is the right man for the of
fice. THE REPUBLICAN TICKET FOIl REPUBLICANS.
Tho political status of Wayne county, for at least four years to come,
will bo practically decided at next Tuesday's election. At the same time,
tho question of the Judgeship, in Its various personal, Judicial and po
litical bearings, will he settled for the next ten years.
Every voter who desires tho success of the Republican party in the
county, and who would have Wayno placed firmly in the Republican col
umn, with tho probability of remaining there, will best contribute to
this by casting his ballot for tho whole Republican ticket. There aro no
longer any party differences that should lead a reasonable Republican to
opposo any of the candidates whom the party has in due form of law
selected as Its standard bearers; nor is there anything in tho character of
any of those candidates that should lead any Republican to withhold his
support. All aro honest and capable; all will perform tho duties of the
offices for which they aro candidates with credit to themselves and the
party, and to the general public interest. Their olection will furnish a
substantial advantage for the contests of the future. No party has ever
strengthened Itself by either actively or passively helping its opponents;
but its own success paves the way to its further success. ,
The Republican candidates were nomi
nated without dictation from any organiza
tion or machine. They were chosen by the
voters of the County without any influence
except that of the candidates themselves,
and if elected will have no political debts to
pay. Not a single candidate on the Republi
can ticket has made any pledge or agree
ment of any kind or nature whatsoever, save
only this, that he, if elected, will perform the
duties of his office to the best of his ability
and in the interest of the people of Wayne
County, whose servant he will be.
A WORD TO THE WISE.
Republicans bo sure and voto for both of your candidates for County
Commissioner. Let tho Democrats elect the "best one of their candidates;
they can and will do that. Don't you interfere, if you do, you may elect
both of them. Already we hear of one of the Democratic candidates ad
vising his friends to vote for him alone. Republicans keep out of this
fight let tho Democrats settle It themselves. You look after your own
DEMOCRATS PROMISE REPUBLICANS FULFILL.
Twelve years ago a Republican Board of Commissioners was suc
ceeded by a Democratic Board. This Democratic Board found $5,303.44
of county funds in the hands of tho treasurer, and notes against the
county amounted to $15,450. Such was the financial status of the coun
ty when tho Democrats went into office.
How did they leave it?
A glance at the county statement of 1906, when tho present Repub
lican board came Into office shows that they found the county funds in tho
treasurer's hands had been overdrawn $1002, and the sum total of the
notes against the county had increased from $15,450 to $24,950, and a
final balance of $14,308 against the county.
Under a Democratic Board the record indebtedness of the county was
increased from $15,450 to $24,950, an Increase of $9,500. Instead of
there being $5,300 cash in the treasurer's hands, the county' owed the
treasurer over $1,000.
Our Democratic friends aro making great promises that they will
reduce the taxes, if the people will only elect their candidates for County
Commissioners. Why do they not tell how they will do it? Do they
think that they can make the general public believe that Democratic
county commissioners can control the road school and poor taxes of the
various townships and boroughs? The people well know that the only
tax over which the commissioners have any control is tho county tax.
That is tho sole tax they levy, and tho only one they can reduce.
Tho last Democratic Board of Commissioners ran the county $20,000
further Into debt than It was when they entered upon their terms of of
fice. As it is it takes every dollar of tho county tax now levied to pay
tho expenses of the courts, tho elections, the building of bridges, and to
proWdo for the gradual reduction of tho indebtedness. If the county tax
is reduced, the debt will necessarily increase. Will that bo good financial
management? Vote for Male and Rockwell who will reduce the county
tax just as soon as the financial condition of the county will permit.
OUR SOLDIER CANDIDATE.
Tho Union veterans of the Civil war have not been conspicuous as of
flco seekers. When, however, one has been selected as a candidate, in
Wayne, our citizens, generally, have recognized the justice of rewarding his
military service with a civil position; and the veterans thus chosen have
performed their official duties faithfully and efficiently. As instances of
this, during the fifteen years following the war, we may point to Capt. John
R. Ross, elected Sheriff In 1870; Lieut. J. E. Woodmansee, elected Treasur
er In the same year; Lieut. Paul Swingle, elected Treasurer in 1874; and
Capt. Joseph Atkinson, elected Sheriff In 1879. Later, private Joel G. Hill
was elected County Commissioner, Associate Judge, and State Senator; and
Capt. T. C. Madden was twice elected Commissioner.
This year, another soldier is presented as a candidate for Treasurer, and
one who served in the ranks of the Union army at an ago when most boys
of his years were at school. This is Walter W. Wood. In 1864, when only
sixteen, he evaded parental opposition to his enlistment by unobtrusively
changing his base from his home in Now York to Morrlstown, N. J., and
there enlisting In Company E, 4th N. J. Vols. His first service was in the
Shenandoah Valley, under Gen. -Sheridan, In the first division of tho 6th
army corps. Upon the opening of the battlo of Cedar Creek, "with Sherl
dan twenty miles away," ho was on tho picket line, when a sudden attack
by tho rebels on the right of the sixth corps cut off the pickets, and they
wero obliged to fight their way through the enemy's skirmish lino to tho
corps. Throughout the retreat or tne union army, young woou koiji ma
place in the ranks, fighting with the steadiness of a veteran, and took part
in the advance of the Union lines after Sheridan's arrival. The result was
a total rout of tho Confederate army. At the close of tho campaign In the
REPUBLICAN TICKET. '
Connrc-ssman. W. D. B. AINEY.
! 4- Prnslripnt .TiiHitr HON. AT.ONZft T. RRAltl.H. -f
Sheriff, THOMAS Y. BOYD.
Prothonotary, WALLACE J. BARNES.
Register and Rocorder, W. B. LESHER.
Commissioners, JOHN MALE, EARL ROCKTTBLL.
Treasurer, W. W. WOOD. p
District Attorney, M. E. SIMONS.
For Coroner, P. B. PETERSON.
For Auditors, W. O. AVERY, LEROY GILPIN.
THE RIGHT MAN IN
THE RIGHT PLACE
WAYNE COUNTY WILL KEEP HIM THERE
KILLED IN YARD AT OARIJON
DALE. Bert Monroo was ground to death
under the wheels of two loaded coal
ears Tuesday evening at Carbondale.
He was a brakoman on the train In
charge of Conductor Curran and had
been -working but a short tlmo when
be fell victim to the accident.
Ae near as could he learned, tho
unfortvnate young man -was switch
ing two cars of coal from tho train
and -while running along the tracks
his foot was caught In the guldo rail
and before ho could get out of the
perilous predicament, ho was run
down and badly maimed. Mr. Monroo
was uhout thlrty-flvo years of age and
was a young man -who enjoyed the
esteem and Tespect of all who know
Alonzo T. Searle, candidate for Judge, was especially fitted by tarty
training, education, years of school teaching, coupled with dillgont study,
to pursue the profession of a lawyer. He commenced practice nearV
thirty years ago as a member of the Wayne County Bar with no worldly
assets othor than good health, the heritage of early life on a farm, edu
cation, energy, an ingrained sense of honor and squaro dealing and a tre
mendous capacity for hard work. His practice was large from the outset
and became as large and varied as that of any lawyer who has ever prac
ticed at tho Wayno County Bar.
His clients came from every walk In life aad his most humble client
always received tho same courteous and efficient treatment at his hands
as those more prominent. Ills practice was built entirely upon the rock
foundation of square, honorable dealing with each and every one of his
many clients. Once a client, always a client and a friend.
Searle served as Commissioners' attorney from 1885 to 1891 and
during that period represented the county in many Important matters.
During that time many of the old turnpike roads wero condemned. The
Honesdale and Hawley road claimed $20,000 damages and tho jury found
a verdict or $b,uuu. ine .untie -iquinunK anu union woous tjo. ciaimeu
$3,000 and a verdict was found of $1200. The Honesdale and Bethany
turnpike claimed $3,000 and the Jury awarded $900. Tho Honesdale and
Clarksvlllo claimed $2500 and tho jury gave a verdict for $750. During
his attorneyship for the Commissioners two other large damage cases
wero brought for deaths alleged to have been caused through negligence of
the Commissioners. Both of those cases wero for $6,000. In one case the
jury brought In a verdict for tho county, in the othor damages were
awarded to the amount of $1125.
In each one of tho above cases Searle woh a substantial victory for
tho county which saved In the aggregate, many thousands of dollars to
the taxpayers. One of tho last cases which he tried before going on the
bench was a case in which ho was associated with E. C. Mumford who is
now Commissioners' attorney and which resulted in a verdict in favor of
Although Searle has been interested in practically all of tho Import
ant civil and criminal cases in this county for tho past twenty years he
seldom lost a case before a Wayne county jury. Ho brought to the trinl
of a case a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of the law and a
indomitable energy and perseverance in behalf of his client. He was a
hard fighter but he always fought his cases honorably and cleanly.
His exporlenco as Assistant-United States District Attorney for-the
Middle District of Pennsylvania for about five years gave him an invaluable
practice In the higher civil and criminal law. Ho assisted In disposing of
many hundred varied cases during that time.
His years of practice as a lawyer, coupled with his close and diligent
study of the law and his ready application of Its principles, qualified him
in every way to fill tihe position of judge to which he was appointed two
years ago upon the death of George S. Purdy.
Judge Searlo's record on the bench for the past two years Is knows
to tho voters of Wayne county. 'Had he failed as a Judge or made an un
fortunate record, he would not now be the nominee for this high office.
Wayne county has seen his conduct and management of two very Im
portant cases: The case of the Commonwealth vs. Lcona Lord and Com
monwealth vs. Carl Howe. The latter case had gone to the Supreme
Court three times and tho Judges of Lackawanna county demonstrated
their confidence In his ability by sending tho case here for retrial. Dur
ing his term of office ho has hold court not only in Wayne, but also im
Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Dauphin , Northampton and Susquehanna
counties. It is no small honor to this county and to Judge Searle that U
all tho cases -which he has been called upon to preside, not a single appeal
has been taken to a higher court. Appeals and retrials aro alike expen
sive to the parties and to the county. Ho has obtained and retained the
respect, confidence and esteem of the judges, attorneys and litigants la
every county in which he has held court. His record as a man, as a law
yer and as a judge has been clean, honorable and square.
Searle can, with good grace, ask for tho support of any Democrat
for the reason that when Judge 'Purdy was first elected tho Republicans
mado no nomination. At the end of this term ho presided at the Repub
lican convention which endorsed Judge Purdy after tendering the nomina
tion to Searle, who declined.
Tho attributes which endear Judge Searle especially to the people of
Shenandoah Valley, the sixth corps Joined Grant's army In front of Peters- w e county aro those of his sturdy, honest and straightforward man-
burg, and private Wood took part In all tho battles In which It was en
caged until the surrender of Leo, April 9, 1805. Ho was honorably dis
charged with his regiment in June, 1865.
In 1886, Mr. Wood removed to Wayne county, and for most of tho
time since has resided hero. 'He was Superintendent of the Honesdale
Iron Works until tho change of ownership a few years ago. Ho Is a close
student of political affairs, and familiar with tho leading Issues of the day,
He is a competent and thorough-going business man, and, if elected, will
conduct tho business of the Treasurer's office with' fidelity and accuracy,
In view of the rapidly diminishing numbers of the veterans of the
Union army, this olection will probably afford the last opportunity for
Wayne to show its appreciation of tho services of a Union soldier during
thn iiark hours of our national history. Therefore vote for Walter W,
Wood for Treasurer.
IS THIS WINTER AGAIN?
"Yes, winter again!"
That is a sample of conversation
passed Thursday morning between
county seat business men, when
"Squaw Winter" made Its first ap
pearance In Wayne.
The flakes began to fall at peep
of day, and fell Intermittently all
morning. Accompanied, as the snow
fall was by a sharp, penetrating
North wind, it mado the average
pedestrian think of his last Sum
mer's salary, now spent and gone,
and long for ono of those furry
overcoats offered for sale In the
windows of the Maple City harber
dashers. Yes, Winter is horo in dead earn
est. Goosobone prophecies of a
long, hard winter are beginning to he
fulfilled. Old Sol Hicks, tho weatn
er wizard of the Lehigh, is shaking
his head solemnly, and saying, "I
told you eo. Whenever there's a
large croD of chestnuts, hickorynuts,
and the like, we always aro sure of
a long and severe winter."
"Adieu dear, good old Indian sum
mer! Greetings to you Squaw Win-
tor! Do your worst. And the soon
er it's begun, tho quicker it will bo
hood. The best years of his life have been spent here In Wayne county
and ho has always been so thoroughly identified with Its interests and has
mingled so closely with Its people that ho Is able to call nearly every man
within its boundaries his friend. He has In high degree the faculty of
making and retaining friends. Ho is interested in every good cause which
has for Its object the betterment of conditions in his home county and Is
always ready to assist with his tlmo or his purse 'for these objects.
Judges Searlo has Interested himself In the principal business of the
county, farming. Not only has ho -been a Granger for several years and
a member of Pomona, but for tho past seventeen years has owned and
conducted a dairy farm In Lebanon township. Ho is interested in fores
try; is a life member of tho Pennsylvania Forestry association and has
been a member of their council for tho past fifteen years. He has al
ways taken a deep interest in all educational matters and has been a mem
ber of the Honesdale school board for over twenty-one years and for many
years was Its president. He has always been a generous contributor to ob
Jects of public or prlvato rfature; no unfortunate person has ever appeal
ed to him in vain for aid.
Tho veterans have always found him a friend. During the Spanish
war, he was president of the Wayno County Relief association.
His services have frequently been called for upon public occasions,
Tnwn Hnimpll W. H. Hulsizor.
W. H. Kreltner, C. H. R6ttew, Re- upon many of which he has presided, and upon many moro delivered ad-
publlcarf-and Democratic; John Erk,
School Directors. 2 years J. A.
Brown. A. M. Lelne. on both tickets;
4 years, T. B. Clark, F. C Schooll,
both tickets; 6 years, W. J. Ward,
Assessor W. L. Burnard, Repub
lican: Dirt Dain. Democratic.
Constable Levi DeGroat, Repub
lican: Patrick Moran. Democratic.
High Constable J. J. uanivan,
dresses. He Is eminently fitted to preside upon any public function. As a
speaker, ho has a fine, clear voice, good appearanco, forceful manner, has
something to say and is listened to with pleasure and profit.
Judge Searle is sympathetic and kind to all and many have had oc
casion to be cheered by his ready sympathy and kind words. He has
given up his practice to go upon the bench. To keep him In offlco is no ex
periment and having earned an enviable reputation upon tho bench ho is
entitled by every dictate of justice and fair play to bo continued in office.
Ho has used and will use in his campaign only legitimate and honor
able means for his election. If elected ho -will enter upon his official du-
Andlfnr T M Fuller. RODUbll- lies wun no pledges, except nu rauuuti uuuumui, ""'ii
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can, without rear, ravor or paniauiy ana umuuuuuteu uy uuy cuumuurunuu
Judge of Election J. T. uoya, Bavo those of law, justice and humanity,
Placo tho stamp of your approval upon Judge Searle's splendid record
as a man, as a lawyer and as a Judge, by casting your ballot for him on
next Tuesday, Nov. 7.
Election J. T. Boyd,
Inspector of Election Frank
Truscott, Republican: Thomas F.