The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, December 01, 1911, Image 1
WEATHER FORECAST: CX)Ij1)ER. WEAMER FORECAST: COLDER. ttaeti READ THE CITIZEN SAFE, SANK. ST'RE. READ THE CITIZEN SAFE, SAKE, SUR 9th TEAR -NO. Qfi HONESDALE, WAYNE 00., PA., PEIDAY, DECEMBER ,1 1911. PRICE 2Pf JNTS IS EW LAWS FOR DWNSHIP lion rnntuniAti in I'nnntir I a r I Mm About Them NTERESTING AND ACCURATE INFORMATION AS TO AUDITING OF DOROUGH, TOWNSHIP, BUHOOL DISTRICT ACCOUNTS The now state laws changing the ato whan thn vnrlnna hnnrria nf hnr. RR l I rnn nilipna m WHIIM r M n mnm OiO UUrt3 UCOil QlCblCUi LUQIO ID iUUlti nd It may be said In every other inn v f i i lit hi in o win TnT ornTi nn many things appertaining to the Among other things It Is not gen un.y nuuwu. UUL 1L 1H il 1ULL IlUVHr- leless, that the borough and town- nt of .Innn ti. 11111. tn nnitln thn uinur fii rms vp".r I nfa la n mnr. ..11- This refers to all boards with the c v. 1 Ji.i.i.i. mi r rsr.nnnnin nrnv nn rnnr tnrnnpn lnnrvlsnirR- ntr nrrrnnl7A tho flrct on rift. v of ljRnnmhar nf this va.hv IIKH I II I'll I I V II. IN I HI'HHS 1TV 111 II II II IT ft nnnnnnts Hi a rlnv f nllnurtn r thn Buuiuuuu. l v m uu i tiiuumuer- 1 that terms of omcers expiring lu 111 nutnln.l t tlm L 14 am iv ni i j F p f ni npr nnr mo r rii ffo?. The various school districts of tho ate are governed entirely by the Is measure provides that the hool districts of the fourth class, 11:11 i hit i ii ii pm rnnun fir vv nuiin rsan- ni7.:irinn rnn Tirnr rvinnnnv nr i 11 1 v iiiiiliiv iliiii I ih Tiiiiiiin rs ;i rn r - iron 'nv t ii n R.n mn rapt inn tn moof til the directors and commence to flit, til a nnnniinrs wirhln fl vn Hnvn Hr r.iiR iinifl nr nrimni7.nrinn 'in this connection, however, it Is In- CCtLiUK LU UULU LUUL LUU LULH wut uui. j i. jl uunu AAai.L uliiuu una vised tho various school districts run iiiriiir tmi c r n r n rnnr mrnara fH IN II I'llIUIlTR I II Till ITPHSllPflr- iy ui me uuuru uiui uu auaii ue fl. Ill l f tlita la Tint nmTiiilcni.v Vinr Rll prrput on t n nrovnnr rtnaafViin 1 J .. .. i l mi. I .. . jtricts in tne county. Section 1 of the Act of June 9. 11, with reference to auditors fol- va "IIA if nnnnrml Jem Ftiot harn fr I I1H lll1IIIirH WIIIIKH II11IV II 1 1 nn rn niiriiT rnn nppniinTo nr rnn icers or any Dorougn, township, or districts, or school district, mtnrl nr innnrnnrflrnrl hv nnv rrnn- il or special law of thlB Common- Ullll, UUU.11 1I1UBI UUUUUliy UU LllU following the day which has wnshlp Supervisors, or Commis- ners of any township, Directors of Poor District, or School District, naiHlalir nii.l ctinll 9 ul V, t.r t f 1. tn in t n fi Faonaniiua innn n nnn rn if. Baffin nnrl nrlllisr tho nnnnnntc the Burgess, members of the Coun- Mrnnriiror KrrAof nnmmlealnn.r other omcers either appointed or cted, of tho Dorough; of the Su vlsors or Commissioners, Road ster and Treasurer of the Town p; of tho Directors or Overseers, iiwiiitir ill i.iim r-nni- I NiriciT ill 'Directors and Treasurer of the 100I District, and of tho tax col- tors of each of said municipalities districts; and any such officer ose act or neglect shall have con- niclpallty or district shall be sur- ircea witn rnn amount, ot sucn es that the auditors must file an i7nn srnrnmnnr nr rnn nnmr w rn Plnrlr nf tha rniirf nf i"in n rf i r . v, . . ...ui.i . after making the same. This nr. PftTifirriiiV tiTiriArRrnnii nnn ue ii nas ueon necessary in tuo t lint taw ritot,lrta linva " n m n H rl rl 1. 1 . .1 .1 1 1 llnV.1n LI LUU 1UW U11U UUUtLUID Ul t3 lldUltl lino for non-coinpllanco with the ' n . 1 ,., a l 1.1. L1II 11 1.111 111 111 11V 1 II 11.1 1111 1. I I 1 1 1 . 1 . 1 m tho finding ot tho auditors bin thirty days after the filing of report with the Clerk of tho irt of Quarter Sessions, and after yt nnn n rsii nnrol tiln inntn 1T party aDDoallntr. ler certain conditions from the ii i . 1 1 loiuu ui iuwr cuuris or ruling or Islons on points of law to the Su lor or Supreme Court. iiu iiiiituu reiera to uirrr mnr- i at mis lime tor tne Dennfit. nf its ders that may be affected, and to e them from posMble trouble by son oi noi neing acauainted with Act mentioned and quoted from. Keroscno Lamp Explodes. ue expiusiuu ui u Kerosene tamp iih iifiiiiH ill ill in. n n i it i rmaii nr e street. Thanksgiving night, sed considerable excitement. Ser- HnmnrrA tLrmiln hnvn pnanlfAn mf the prompt action of John out wno seized xno naming lamp hunea it through the door Into yard. The celling was badly laged. vuiikuittiuo uvib jiujiuay. TAXABLEANIMALS WAYNE COUNTY Damascus Township Has I he Most "Milkers" MST OF HORSES AND COWS AS RETURNED RV THE DISTRICT ASSESSORS OF THE SHIRE ONLY THOSE OVER FOUR YEARS ENUMERATED. Only one of tho assessors of Wayne county has made his returns of corrections of assessments upon which tho county tax of 1912 will be reckoned. Some Interesting figures for tho year 1911 however are available. There are about 6600 taxable horses in Wayne county, upon which valuations have been placed by the assessors, aggregating almost f500, 000. These figures bv no means tell either the number of horses or cows I or tneir real value, for horses and cows are not taxable until they are four years of-age. It will thus bo seen that tho actual number of horses and cows, all ages In the county, might easily be double these amounts. Then, too. tho valuation on a cow or horse by an assessor 1b no index to Its value. Cows are usually val ued at zu to sau. whereas their real value is two or three times that much. Tho average value of horses In tho assessors list is about one third of their value. The highest assessed horse flesh in the county is In Honesdale where the average' Is ?90. Damascus township is the oanner cow territory, having 1317 milkers on the list. The number and value In tho vari ous districts of the county are as fol lows: Dls. Horses. Val. Berlin-. 299 ?1C,C04 Buc'm .170 12,395 Both'y 44 2.775 Cows. 577 462 68 157 42S Val. ?9,934 G.930 1,2-10 Canaan 93 3,005 Ch. R'e 201 10,015 2,500 6,320 Dam.. G42 34.1G5' 1317 19,895 4,075 Dreh'r. 180 9,155 254 Dyb'y ..231 13,900 Haw'y .102 4,220 534 12 9 501 558 3G 629 8,230 204 200 7,515 8.4G5 G51 9,450 1G.035 4,590 3,295 1,575 12,550 ' 1,125 10,020 8,200 9,060 2,615 5,430 2,405 1,065 Hon'o .158 14,275 Lake ..2C5 19,155 Leb'n'n 198 11,220 Leh'gh 30 1,080 Man'ter 258 13,050 Mt. PI. '475 24.C93 1009 Oregon 145 7,445 31C Paup'k G8 8,380 214 Palm'a . G4 2710 101 Pres'on 422 22,330 83G Prom'n 30 2,380 73 Salem .329 16,363 G68 Scott ..198 9,747 559 So. Ca. 311 15,435 G04 Starr'a 94 4,805 176 Sterl'g 197 12,850 3G2 Texas .198 7,420 182 Waym't 56 3,110 71 J(00000000000000I BOARD OF TRADE BULLETIN. 9 9000000000000009 The Board of Trade has not gone back upon Its word. It offered a prize of ?5 for a slogan and still offers it. Now is tho time to work for the slogan if you want to add ?5 additional to your Christmas money. The slogan contest will 'be ex tended for an indefinite period. It Is the opinion of the committee in charge that the proper slogan has not as yet been received. A number of good trade marks and the like have been presented, but to date the most appropriate and expressive slogan has not been written for Honesdale. The conditions govern ing the contest will be the same no slogan to contain more than ten words and that the same per son can send as many slogans as he chooses. For the best catch phrase tho Greater Honesdale Board of Trade will give ?5 in gold to the successful contestant. The terri tory Is not limited to Honesdale and Immediate vicinity. During tho recent contest slogans were receiv ed from Cambridge, Ohio, Windsor, N. Y Camden. N. J.. Montclalr. N. J.. Waymart, 'Fallsdale. White Mills, Forest City, and many other places besides Honesdale. The commltteo does not want those who have kindly submitted slogans to become disheartened and cease sending them, but hone they will continue. Tell your friends that tho contest Is open, but at the same time try hard for that 5 gold piece. It would look nice among your Christmas gifts. Some ono will get it, why not you? Send slogans to Secretary Great er Honesdale 'Board of Trade, Honesdale, Pa. Masquerade Carnival At Rink. Tho masquorado carnival at the Roller Rink, Tuesday night, was the best of Its kind ever seen there. There was a largo crowd of visitors present to enjoy the grotesque cos tumes and fancy skating. Prizes were awarded as follows; For tho fanciest dressed lady, Mrs. Albert Thomas, who Impersonated a Span ish Gypsy Queen; for the most fan clly dressed gentleman, William Karslake, who appeared in the guise ot a Spaniard. The prize for the most comical get-up went to Ida Spangen berg, and the "Gold Dust Twins" bad to toss a coin to see wno won the gentlemen's prize. Thomas Kelly was the lucky man. Tho Judges were R. M, Salmon, Henry Menner and J. M. Smeltrer. CLOVER CLUB GIVESJANOUETi Graham Arraigns Quaker' ( ' City Detractors DISTINGUISHED GUESTS ATTEND THANKSGIVING FEAST OF PHILADELPHIA'S FOREMOST SOCIAL ORGANIZATION. Philadelphia, Pa. High above tho humdrum 01 the city's busy streets, far from tho turmoil and tho noise, in the solarium on the eighteenth floor of tho Bellevue-Stratford lotel the Clover Club famous of social organizations last Thursday night gave its annual Thanksgiving dinner. It was not an ordinary banquet, this, but a State affair, graced by the presence of the Governor of Pennsyl vania, John K. Tener; members of his Cabinet, his entire military staff In full-dress uniform, United States Senator Oliver, Major General Miles, of the United States Army, retired; Mayor Reyburn and a host of other equally prominent and distinguished guests. Wit, humor, good fellowship and snappy repartee were tho principal component parts of the evening's gayetles. But now and then an oc casional noto of seriousness crept in to the merriment, and when such moments occurred the participants gave respectful attention to the sen timents that were uttered. With his usual display of elo quence, George S. Graham scathing ly arraigned the deiamers and de secrators of the city and stated whom ho declared were responsible alone for the hand of scorn which has been pointing from all sides. No mercy was shown to the muckrakor and the mudslinger by Mr. Graham in his remarks, and when he con eluded ho was given an ovation such as has never before been seen at a similar occasion. Graliaiir.s Ringing Speech. When Introduced Mr. Graham said: "As I arise to greet you as a Phlla delphlan I cannot help but rofer to the mudsllnglng and malice which has been heaped against this city and Stato and which has come largely trom that type which seeks to tear down solely for political purposes. Let us hone that the past achieve ments of this great city and State and tho passing of the recent election will result In the elimination of this strife of the past and the bringing to gether of every ono standing should er to shoulder for the development of Philadelphia, "The finger of scorn which has been pointing against Philadelphia is largely due to cowardice of its citizens in not arslng to defend it and to resent the attacks of the falsi fier who is over seeMng to tear down and disrupt either for selfish or poli tical purposes, it Is true that we had a capltol scandle, but why do we roll it forever under our tongues? True, there were men who were guil ty of crime in that unfortunate blot on the State, but there were men, and I know what I am talking about, connected with that crime who are as innocent as any one about this table. "The tribunal of the land has met ed out punishment and they have suffered in a manner that will carry sorrow to the grave. Why cannot we forget tho misdeeds of the capl tol scandal and leave all connected with it far behind and think what the achievement of this handsome structure will bring in the future. There are a few continually harping and criticising, whose efforts seem to seek to destroy some life or tear down the reputation of some man Just to suit tho policy of their pur pose. "They forgot Philadelphia and its greatness and throw aside its past achievements and say wo will tear down that man for a purpose and some one else for another, and all for no other reason than to break down and destroy. It requires now the strength of all men, those who are Interested In the progress of our great city and Stato, to meet this emergency which has arisen from this type of a mudslinger. "Protectors against dofamers of our great city and State were never needed as they are now. Having here to-night those of my closest association and sweetest friendship, I ask you to unlto In one effort for the support of our great city and State. Wipe out the public slander which Is unknown even to the low est brute, maintain the right of criticism with limitations and fair ness. Build up In the spirit of com radeship and let us of Philadelphia unflinchingly Join in this spirit. We glory in our army and navy and their achievements and say that our coun try Is ono of great prosperity. Let tnis spirit prevail when we sneak of our city and State, for It Is the gift or loving friendship that ties us to gether in the association ot this club." nomcr Greene For Congress. At tho next election Pennsylvania will elect a State treasurer and probably an auditor general, six Congressmen-at-Large, thirty-two district Congressmen, thirty-eight Presidential electors, twenty-flve Senators and 207 members of tho House of Representatives. There Is a wiae-spread sentiment in North eastern Pennsylvania to have Homer Greene, of Honesdale, elected as one of the Congressmen-at-Large. No candidate in the Stato Is better or moro favorably known than Mr, Greeno. He is tho kind of man the people want to represent them. In dependent Republican,- Montrose, Pa. GOOD AMERICAN CUTS OJJT BARON ! Price, of Boston, Wins County Seat Belle INTERESTING INTERVIEW WITH ROMANTIC COUPLE AVHO PUT HONESDALE ON THE MAP FOR ANOTHER YEAR RUT THEN, YOU KNOW, MAPLE CITY GIRLS ALWAYS TAKE THE CAKE! "There's nothing like love, tho real' Kind, The 1'inht kind, when you Htrlko It." "All tho Honesdale girls will want to go to Germany now," pertly spoke up a dainty young miss to her companion at the Union Station, Tuesday evening, where a large crowd had gathered to see tho Honesdale bride and Boston groom, tho story of whose romantic court ship and marriage on board tho good ship Pennsylvania, homeward bound from the Fatherland, had been wired from the Atlantic to the Pacific, come to town. "They got off at East Honesdale," the conductor and brakeman ob llnglngly informed the disappointed spectators, when the pair failed to alight from the 6:50 p. m. Erie train. Ten minutes later the hannv coupie were seen driving up Main street in a cab towards the bride's residence at 1213 West street. Just to make them feel at home, the ' county beat boys between the ages of 11,110 aml ninety, gave them a 'skimmerton, a little later in tho evening. And it was a dandy, too. Tno Broom came down handsomely, i however, and everybody went off smoking for dear life. To see the Bostonlan. Dwicht E. Price, who could not in the aristo cratic and select confines of that cultured city, find a girl to suit him, and who was smitten by the charms of a returning Honesdale musician, Miss Sophia Carolyn Helferlch, by name, a Citizen man went up to the Helferlch house Wednesday after noon with a view to finding out all about It. He was met at the door by tho brldo herself. "Would you like to talk to a newspaperman?" asked the reporter, cap In hand, and making his best bow. "Why, yes, certainly. Come right In," smiled Mrs. Price. "Well, you put Honesdale on the map for another year," suggested the reporter. "Yes," she answered from the ad Joining dining-room where she had gone to Join her hubby who was Just finishing a late dinner. "Lots of people in New York didn't know about this place until we advertised it. Quito an excite ment in New York," she continued turning to Mr. Price for confirma tion ofvher statement. "Wasn't it?" "It certainly was," ho promptly replied. A few minutes later, Mr. Price got up from the table and came In to the parlor, his face suffused with smiles. "They held the boat for me at Hamburg a few minutes," ho said. "It was very peculiar the way we met. I told my father and mother Just before I went abroad in Septem- Der mat 1 never in the world would get married' They had a girl pick ed out for mo." "I am in the automobile manu facturing business in Boston, Mass. My parents live at 81 Massachusetts Avenue. I am the youngest son. I am vice-president of my company. We organized two companies, tho Rogers Wheel Company of which I am vice-president, and also the Rog ers Unlka Wheel Company in which I am a stockholder. "I went over to tho old country, September 5, to spend two years, on a pleasure trip. I got a cablocram to como back. 'I met her a day after we got on shipboard. We mot on the twelfth. We thought we would be rather slow about becoming engaged, so -we waited until tho thirteenth. We didn t like to rush into it. Love at first sight, you know tha. "She was playing at the' piano. I asked a yong man who know her for an introduction. He was a Baron, and was cutting quite a dash. Ho wouldn't give me an introduc tion. Another young man from Cal ifornia, a manufacturing Jeweler, a Mr. Dick of Los Angeles, California, was acquainted with her. I asked hlra four or five times tor an intro duction. Ho always put me off. So I said, 'Here, if you don't Introduce me you are no friend of mine." I took her away 'from the Baron. 1 kept her the rest of the trln. IHn took It pretty bad. He is connected with one of tho most influential families of Germany. "So I told tho little girl if It's a title you're after, you'd better stick to the Baron,' but if you want a good American, let's talk business." All or which goes to show that Mr. Price Is a typical straightfor ward Amerrfcft business man, who believes In fiBB.-r rleht after any thing that's worth getting. Ho evi dently believes in tho most shorten ed form of tho old order of "Love, liuurisnip ana Marriage." "So we got down to tacks," ho continued. "You got the nicest lit tle girl on tho ship,' tho Baron said. They got us up a little party in the upper cabin and wanted to knawJlf we were going to get married or, . euKugea. tine saia sne;wouia, A doctor in the party- th'en't'5irewvu''p (Continued on Pace, Tire,) HOSPITAL MIL RAISING MONEY Woman's Hospital Board Met Monday OVER A THOUSAND DOLLARS ON HAND PROSPECTS 'FOR HOSPITAL AT COUNTY SEAT MOST ENCOURAGING. The Board of Dlrectora of Itin L Woman's Auxiliary to tho Hospital uoaru mox in tne council room of the town hall on Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock, Miss Weiss, the president, presiding. The report of Miss Smith, treasurer, was as fol lows: Cash In banks to date, 11137. G9; contributions received during af ternoon, ?27.00; total, 11164.69. Several collectors reported as to progress made, after which a most enthusiastic meeting was held, the sentiment of tho members present being that while the proposed hospi tal would not bo built this year, or perhaps not In the next year, It was bound to come, this belief being strengthened by tho expression of the people of the community as given to the members of the Auxiliary from ! 111110 10 tune. Since the matter of ralalnrr fnniln for a hospital has .been before the ljeupie, various statements ihave been made regarding the attitude of our physicians as to the advisability ot a hospital being built and mnlnlnlnnil by this community and vicinity. In order to settle the question so raised a committee consisting of tho Presi dent of the Women's Auxiliary with two of tho directors, met and con ferred with the Medical Society and at the request of the committee tho following statement was given .them by ono of our physicians: "In answer to a request for an ex pression of opinion of tho physicians of onesdale concerning the proposed hospital, the Honesdale Medical So ciety makes the following report: "Wo believe a Stato hospital would be a detriment to this community. Wo believe an institution pat terned after the best private hospitals would be a benefit to tho people of Honesdale." In regard to this report the Wom en s Auxiliary wish to make tho fol lowing statement: It Is not the desire of this organi zation to work in opposition to tho opinion of our physicians, as tho success of tho enterprise depends In a great measure upon their generous support. It is the sole object of this organization to establish a hospital uoiu, ut:i;uvHe 01 tne need ror it. Not withstanding tho onlnlnn nf nn. v. helcians the question still arises, can i't.-uiJie 01 tins district secure the necessary funds to organize and operate a hospital without some as sistance from the State? The funds now on hand have been collected for the solo purpose of building a hospital in Honesdale and absolutely cannot be used for any other purpose. The amount Is de posited in tho Wayne County Savings Bank and the Dime Bank, at linter est. The Interest added to the fund since deposited amounts to ?35.14. At this meeting a resolution was passed that all checks for any pur poses drawn upon this fund must be signed by the President and Treas urer of tho organization, and tho retary was Instructed to so notify the aforesaid banks of this resolution. In the event that the hospital should not be built after a reasonable period of time lit was decided that all contributors who desired tho re turn of tho amount they contributed to this cause, should upon request to the proper officers of the Auxiliary, have the amount refunded to them In full, a record having been kept of the names of all persons contributing and of the amount given. It is earnestly requested by tho Auxiliary that all monies In tho hands of collectors and of those who compose the calendars, con sisting of the year, months, weeks and days, shall remit tho several amounts held by them to the treas urer, that it may bo placed on Inter est to holp this tund grow. Invited To Speak At Annual Ban quet. Hon. William H. Dlmmlck has been Invited to deliver a speech at the annual banquet of tho Wayno County Pennsylvania Society of New York City, to be held February G, 1912, at the Hotel Manhattan, New York. The annual .banquet of this society is one of the social features each year of tho Wayno Counteans in Now York, who generally have an exceedingly good time upon these occasions. Tho officers of tho society, which was organized May 22, 1906, are: President, Dr. Warren Schoonover; first vice-president, Dr. Richard H. Gibbons; second vice-president, Samuel Blilmenthal; third 'vice-president, George D. Prentiss; treasur er, Isaac W. Seeman; historian, Ed win P. Kilroe, Ph. D.; sergeant-alarms, Clarence J. Knapp; secretary, Chas. S. Penwarden. Whatsoever Fair nnd Supper. The Whatsoever Circle will hold their annual fair and supper in tho Methodist church parlors Thursday evening, Doc. 7. A fine assortment QX.ancy work and aprons, dressed ifloils; 'dolls clothing, and home-made candy will'-be for sale. Tho menu: Scalloped ' oysters; boiled ham, scal loped potatoes, -rolls,-brown bread, cabbage salad, cranberry, sauce, pick les, coffee, cake and1 brick Ice cream. Price of supper 50 cents: FJrBt table will bo served at 5:30. 96tJ Mi"1! DEPLORES S1IT OF Rev. Wendell Rebukes American Pessimism LARGEST AUDIENCE IN YEARS ENJOYS INSPIRING T3LVNKS GIVING SERMON AT UNION SERVICES IN CENTRAL M. E. CHURCH. " The spirit of pessimism is still the undercurrent of the American mind, desplto all our prosperity. There is too muoh of the gloomy spirit, of the snlrit of mnrhlrtltv. rha chronic aliment of the Puritans abroad in tho land today." iepionng tne present-day Ameri can spirit of muck-raking, and sug gesting in its stead that we niirhf .tn see tho bright things in life, Rev. G. S. Wendell, of the First Baptist church, delivered a most inspiring and optimistic sermon, Thursday morning, In the Central Methodist Episcopal church, before tlin Inrtrnut audienco that has attended a County ocui, iii.iuKsgjving service in years. Members of thn fnnr nii..ri. Joining In this union First Presbyterian, Grace Protestant Epscopal, First Baptist and Central Methodist Episcopal, and of all churches and of tho church-at-large crowded tho spacious auditorium of the church, and paid devout and reverent attention as Rev. Wendell unfolded the many causes for grati tude which are tho lot of the citizens of Honesdale in this year of our Lord ono thousand nine hundred and eleven. Featuring the service was an ela borate musical program consisting of an anthem by the chorus choir; a duct .by Miss Florence Steelman and Jos. A. Bodle, Jr.; a double quartette by Mrs. Rockwell, Mrs. Crossley, Misses Robinson and Toms, Messrs. Truscott, Bodle, Dibble and Calla way; and solo by Miss Mary Hol land. Doctor Swift offered the invoca tion in which ho mentioned as a cause for gratitude that the com munity has not been visited hv nnv scourge during the year that is gone. no aibo prayea tnat "the seething masses reaching out after popular government may be controlled so that righteousness may prevail." Taking as his text tho One Hun dredth Psalm, Pastor Wendell spoke in iJiui. as ioiiows: " It Is fitting that wo should as-1 semble here to-day that wo should-1 give thanks to Almighty God. Who will deny that we are living in the best ago that over was? Tho dis position to see evil and to find fault Is Satanic and ought to be rebuked. The labor Journals and the religious press are full of it. Is It not base ingratitude always to be harping on tho darker side of things? " Our President and Governor have asked us to see the bright things in life to-day. We come not hero to wall before God, but to wor ship Him. "It Is a great mistake to think lifo is for happiness only. Life is for sacrifice, for service. Life's trials lead on to life's victories. Let us then bring to God to-day, our grate ful songs, our grateful hearts, our grateful lives." GRAND OPERA COMPANY. Tho Le Brun Grand Opera Com pany Is composed of singers all of whom have appeared in grand opera and three of them in leading roles. Special scenery is carried for every thing, over five thousand dollars be ing Invested In costumes and scenery. Ono of the gowns worn by Madame Le Brun Is completely covered with solid silver spangles. Each member of this company can sing in three languages though they emphasize, however, the giving of operas In this country In English. Madame 'Le Brun, soprano, came to America with the Royal Italian Opera Co., and later was engaged by Henry Savago for a three year's con tract as prima donna with his then English Grand Opera Co., after which she returned to Europe. She has a repertoire of fifty operas and sings them in four languages. Madame Bare, the contralo, Is a graduate of the Clnclnnattl Conserva tory of Music. She has sung under the Aborn and Sheehan manage ments. Mr. Fritz Huttmann, tenor, created the tenor rolo In the American pro duction of "Tho Crusaders." Ho also was with Innes and his band on his big Transcontinental tour, during tho season in which Innes produced "Tho Parsifal." At tho Lyric on Friday evening, Dec. 8, for the benefit of the Hones dale Realty 'Co. WITNESS FEES. Compensation of witnesses before Justices ot tho peace. From and af ter -the passage of this act, all wit nesses In civil and criminal cases before justices ot the peace and al dermen, In the several counties of this commonwealth, shall bo entitled to compensation as follows, namely: For each day necessarily in attend ance fifty cents, and tor each mile necessarily traveled In going to and returning from tho office of the Jus tice of the peace or alderman, out of which tho subpoena issued, threo cents, 1885, July 3, P. L. 256, Sec. 1. Pepper and Le.wls Digest. Vol. 3, Second Edition, Page 7591. -Lawrence O. yel4ner purchas ed of .the! August Hartung estate 4he buIlding'ho now occupies on South Main street, Wednesday.