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HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1911.
r. and Mrs. R. J. Penwarden Receive Guests
at Their East Street Home Christmas Day
One Witness of Wedding was Present.
Mr. and Mrs. R. .7. Penwarden, of
East street, Joyously observed the
fiftieth anniversary of their happy
marriage on Christmas, their .wed
ding day, however, occurring on Sun
day previous. Tho bride and bride
groom of fifty years ago were at
nomc co ineir many menus ana rela
tives Monday afternoon and evening.
(Over 100 guests visited their home to
extend greetings and congratulations
to Mr. and Mrs. Penwarden, whose
long residence In 'Honesdale has
It. J. PENWARDEN.
meant much for tho community and
who have the good will and best
wishes of hundreds who were unable
to tell them so upon their golden
ic was a very lmormai atiair.
Mr. and Mrs. Penwarden not wishing
to slight anyone by omitting to In
vito them had no personal .Invita
tions issued, but told their friends,
who in turn invited others.
A pleasing feature of the event
was the presence of Mrs. C. K
Schoonover, who 50 years ago was
maid of honor for IMrs. Penwarden.
Tho other surviving witness is
George Chubb, of Plttsfleld"," Mass.:
Mr. Chubb was unable to be present
at the anniversary. Other partlcu-
January 1,1912, Will Mark
Court House Changes
SOME OF Til ISM WILL GO INTO
BUSINESS ONE INTENDS TO
BECOME A LAWYER DEPART
URE OF DYED-IN-THE-WOOL
The court house corridors will
soon be re-echoing with the sound
of new footsteps. But a few days
remain before the incoming of the
nowly-elected county officers, and the
passing cut of those who 'have sat
ot the receipt of custom, for lo, these
.Prothonotary M. J. Hanlan's smil
ing face will be missed in the office
of the Clerk of the Orphans' Court.
For nine long years ho has greeted
and sped the horeful young couples
who made tho matrimonial leap,
Eome to their sorrow, more to their
Joy. Mr. Hanlan always has had a
beut Tor the law, and he is going to
serve that hard Master when once his
duties as a public servant aro over.
Then there's Sheriff M. Leo Bra
man. Braman knows the points of a
good horse about as well as any one
in the shire. Catch htm, between
cases, and he'll tell you all about a
horse. Sheriff Braman always took
a lively interest In his boarders.
And, it Is worth noting, that all tho
prisoners have a good word for Bra
man. If you want to talk horse,
swap horse, buy horse, well Braman
will bo only too glad to visit with
you after January 1, 1912.
County Treasurer Fred Saunders
follows in tho wake ot the departing
cilice-holders. Mr. Saunders handed
out money with as good grace as any
ono parts with such a useful medium
of exchange. Yes, Mr. Saunders
knows a whole lot about hides and
leather. And, Constant Header, he
buys them too. Ask him about tho
Register and Recorder E. W. Gam
moll's smiling face will be missed.
Mr. Gammell is tho original Wayno
County Fair man. Who the abori
ginal Fair man was, doponent sayeth
not. Gammell knows the trotting
record of William Jennings Bryan,
John Temple Graves et al. He's go
ing into tho "gasoline buggy" busi
ness after the first ot tho year. If
you have "trouble" or want to buy
a $5,000 40-horse power load of it,
see Gammell. Gammell Is a dyed-in-the-wool
Democrat. Just to show
"his colors he'll sell you a "Jackson"
or any "1C to 1" car.
County Commissioner George P.
Ross retires after a long time spent
in tho service of tho public. Mr.
Ross has proven himself a willing,
able and industrious public official.
It Is a feat to suit everybody, but
lars of tho wedding were printed In
detail In the last Issue of The Citi
zen. The bride and bridegroom of 50
years ago wero the recipients of
many handsome gifts, an evidence
of high regard In Vhlch they aro
held by their many friends. They
were remembered by the members of
tho Central Methodist Episcopal
church, of which Mr. Penwarden is a
trustee, besides by friends and rela
tives outside of tholr chitrch nflllla-
MRS. 1$. J. PENWARDEN.
tions. The lft to the bride by the
brldegrootii consisted of silverware
and a beautiful chime clock.
Congratulatory letters and tele
grams were received from out-of-town
Those in attendance from a dis
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas MaeDonald,
Harry Jones and sisters, of
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Schoon
over, of Scranton.
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice T. Church,
Airs'. Gertrude Aunger, Carbondale.
Before deporting the guests wero
served with Ice cream and cake.
when It comes to'"flt eet" well, Mr.
Ross knows all about the ''H.ussco"
shoe. And it's made in Honesdale,
Tho Citizen speeds the parting
politicians, wishes them all sorts of
good luck, and a Happy New Year
"I)E GANG" CELEBRATES.
Enjoys Annual Feed, Tuesday Night,
At Ilnrlaiid lllsted's.
Sixteen members of "Do Gang,"
ono of the County Seat's prominent
social organizations, enjoyed an an
nual feed at the home of one of
their number, Harland E. Histed, 80G
Church street, on Tuesday evening.
Following a season of gustatory
delight, a smoker was enjoyed, punc
tuated with addresses by Nelson D.
Lambert on "The Future of 'De
Gang,' " Wilbur Bodle on Its "Ori
gin," and by William Freund on
"Things in General." Leon Haga
man presided at the piano.
'Among the good things present on
tho table wero: Turkey, cranberry
sauce, rolls, celery, olives, pickles,
punch, grape Juice, Ice cream, coffee,
cakes, cigarettes. The menu was In
charge of Mrs. Histed who was as
sisted by Misses Nellie Hulsizer, Lucy
Russell, Charlotte Lane, Lottie Gal
lup. The celebrants were: Wilbur
Bodle, Clarence Bodle, Ralph Brown,
Reuben Brown, William Pethick,
Leon Hagaman, William RIerdon,
Joseph Jacobs, William Freund, Al
bert Krantz, Coe Lemnltzer, Nelson
Lambert, Warren Smith, David
Peterson, Russell Romalne, Harland
Sunday Sclioo" 'uolars Entertain.
A Merry Christmas cantata was
given by tho members of tho Sunday
classes of the Methodist church on
Monday evening. The parts wore
taken and tho audience was well
pleased. The characters represented
Mother Goose Edith Robinson
Sunny Jim Wayno Spettlguo
Jack Ames Earl Arnold
Georgle Porglo Russell French
Little Boy Blue '.Wm. Varcoe
Tom Tucker Burton Robinson
Jack Stanley Jenkins
Gill Francis Church
Boopeep . Ruth Dibble
Curly Locks Alice Dibble
Mistress Mary Lillian Babbitt
Marjorio Daw . . .Mildred Sharpsteen
Mother Elizahoth Bullock
Flossie Grace Varcoe
Harold Earl Campflold
Golden Locks. . .Catherine Partrldgo
Simple Simon Clifton Robinson
Santa Claus Ei G. Jenkins
Brownies . . .Donald Partridge, Earl
EAST LESION ON THE MAP.
East Lemon, "seven miles In the
country from Factoryvllle," Is on tho
map for another year, owing to an
accidental shooting which took
place In that thriving agricultural
Wyoming county hamlet last Tuesday.
DAI IN JAIL
Will Never Refuse to Pay
DAMASCUS LABORER LEARNS
"LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE
PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS" ARE
DEPENDENT UPON PAYING A
SHARE OF COST OF OARRYINO
Charles Stofen, laborer, of Da
mascus township, learned to his sor
row that every citizen of these
United States Is entitled to "life, lib
erty and the pursuit of happiness,"
but only upon condition that ho pay
his share of the cost of the adminis
tration of a paternal government.
Careless Charles went to school
one day at Sheriff Braman's Univer
sity for Tho 'Reclamation of the Err
ing. Ho graduated from this mod
ern Institution of learning In, less
than twenty-four hours, and was
awarded his diploma upon tho pay
ment of Ten Dollars and twenty-five
cents. It was cheap tuition.
'Here is the story in a nutshell,
and adorned with legal verbiage as
"To M. Lee Braman, Sheriff of
By virtue of a warrant given to
me, Chas. E. Boyd, Collector of
taxes in Damascus township,
Wayno county, Pennsylvania, for
the year 1909, Issued by the
Commissioners of tho County of
Wayno, and tho School Directors
of Damascus township, I did take
the body of Chas. Stefen, ho
after proper demand refused to
pay his taxes assessed to him In
Damascus township on tho dupli
cate as follows:
County tax (14) fourteen
cents; State tax four and 80-100
dollars, School Tax, one and 17
100 dollars, making six and 11
100 Dollars, 5 per cent, added
thirty cents, making a total of six
and 41-100 Dollars. Tho said
Chas. Stefen having no goods anil
chattels sufficient to satisfy saltl
taxes within tho district of Da
mascus, I therefore by virtue of
warrants aforesaid took the body
of Chas. Stefen and conveyed him
to the Jail of Wayne county, there
to remain until the amount of 'said
tax, six and 41-100 dollars, togut
er, shall bo paid or secured to be
paid, or until he shall bo other
wise discharged by due course of
In Witness whereof, I have
hereto set my hand and seal this
tho 2Cth day of Dec. 1911.
.Damascus. CHAS. E. BOYD,
310, 25 paid Collector of Taxes
In Damascus twp.
Ah me! There are only two sure
things in this life, after all, and one
Is Death and tho other Is Taxes!
Commissioned by Gov
ernor John K. Tener
PRESIDENT JUDGE OF WAYNE
COUNTY HAS RECEIVED
THREE COMMISSIONS FROM
THE EXECUTIVE DEPART
MENT OF THE COMMON
WEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
TOOK OATH OF OFFICE,
Hon. Alonzo T. Searle received an
ideal Christmas present th tho shape
of a commission from Governor John
K. Tener, authorizing him to have
and to hold the office of President
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas
of the Twenty-Second Judicial Dis
trict of said Commonwealth, com
posed of the county of Wayne, for the
next ten years, commencing January
1, 1912. Judge Searle took the oath
of office Tuesday afternoon at four
o'clock, In chambers, before Register
and Recorder E. W. Gammell.
His commission reads as follows:
In the name and by Authority
of the Commonwealth of Penn
sylvania. Executive Department.
To all to whom these pres
ents shall come, Greeting:
WHEREAS, it appears by tho
certificates and returns matfo
according to law, Alonzo T.
Searlo of the County of Wayno
'has been duly elected a Judge of
the Court of Common Pleas of
the Twenty-Second Judicial Dis
trict of Pennsylvania, composed
of tho County of Wayne.
THEREFORE, know ye, that
In conformity to tho provisions
of tho Constitution and laws of
tho said Commonwealth in such
case made and provided, I do by
these Presents Commission him
to bo President Judge of the
Court of Common Pleas of tho
Twenty-Second Judicial District
of Said Commonwealth, compos
ed of the County of Wayne. Ho
is, therefore, to have and to hold
the said office, together with all
the rights, powers, and emolu
ments thereunto belonging or
by law In anywise appertaining
for tho term of ten years to bo
computed from the first Monday
of January Anno Domini, ono
thousand nlno hundred and
Register and Recorder
SEEMS TO ENJOY THE JOB, TOO
FItOTHONOT A R Y-13 L E O T
BARNES TAICES THE OATIi OF
OFFICE, WITHOUT ANY MEN
Register and 'Recorder E. W. Gam
mell Is a very popular man with tho
politicians, nowadays. Ho is doing
a land-office business in the way of
swearing in tho county officials-elect.
Wednesday morning a Citizen
man happened being present when
Prothonotary-elect Wallaco J.
Barnes, Beachlake, took the oath of
In deep stentorian tones Recorder
Gammell lined out the oath of of
fice, rubricating it as he .went along.
When he came to the statement,
" that I have not paid or contributed
or promised to pay or contribute,
either directly or indirectly, any
money or other valuable thing to
procure my nomination or election,"
he paused long enough to say: "Pay"
special attention to that!" Mr.
Barnes stood at attention!
Following the reading of tho pro
scribed form, Mr. 'Barnes said "1
think 1 can certify to that without
any correction," and suiting the ac
tion to the word, wrote his name on
tho proper lino.
"I shall have the honor," continu
ed 'Recorder Gammell, "of present
ing to you In tho name and by tho
authority of the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, John K. Tener, Gov
ernor, this beautiful engraving.
'Mr. Barnes thanked Mr. Gammell
for tho handsomely-engraved certi
ficate, and asked:
"Now, what's tho bill?"
" Nothing," smilingly answered
Mr. Gammell, uptiltlng the Inevit
able cigar to an angle of sixty de
grees. " What do I do with this?",
queried Mr. Barnes, rolling up the
precious bit of parchment with care.
" That's yours to keep," respond
ed Mr. Gammell. " That's spur com
mission. You want to gee' fram
ed." " Well, I'm much obliged," con
cluded Mr. Barnes as he left tho
room wearing a broad smile on his
Register and Recorder Gammell
has sworn in the Judge, and one au
ditor, W. O. 'Avery. He will swear
in later tho Sheriff, Coroner and
Register and 'Recorder.
Greene Would Do.
It has been suggested that Hon.
Homer Greeno, of yVay.no county, be
dhqgen one of the Congressmen-a,t-Larglgjm
Pennsylvania. While t le
'Record would like to have a Demo
crat fill this office, still this is jut of
tho question and there is no one in
mind at this time It would rather
see honored In this manner than Mr,
Greene. He has every qualification
and would bring honor to the Key
stone State. Monroe Record.
OVERCOME BY GAS.
Miss Nella G. Kimble, of Dyberry
Place, and cousin, Miss 'Amelia Kim
ble of Alma, wtre both overcome by
gas last Monday night. The young
ladles room together. Tuesday
morning Miss Almelia arose, stag
gered and fell to the floor. Miss
Nella heard her cousin fall and
started towards her. fioforo taking
many steps she too fell beside her
cousin. Dr. .H. B. 'Ely was called.
Tho young ladles wore quite 111, but
Tho National Conventions.
Both the Republican and Demo
cratic national conventions "will be
'held In Chicago. The Republicans
will meet there In June and tho
Democrats In July.
twelve, If he shall so long 'be
have himself wall.
Given under my hand and tho
Great Seal of the State at tho
City of Harrisburg, this 22nd
day of December, In tho year of
our Lord, one thousand nine
hundred and eleven, and of the
Commonwealth, the ono hund
red and 3Cth.
JOHN K. TENER.
By tho Governor.
Secretary of the Commonwealth.
Judjro Searlo's Third Commission.
This Is the 'third commission Judge
Searle has received from the Execu
tive Department of tho Common
wealth of Uennsylvanla. Commis
sioned originally by Governor Edwin
S. Stuart to fill tho vacancy caused
by tho death of Judge George S.
Putty, he was recommlssloned for
thear 1911 to serve until January
1, Wl2. Judge Searle's second com
mission for the office he now holds
by appointment, was accompanied by
a letter from tho Secretary of tho
Commonwealth citing the decision of
the Attorney General to the effect
" that all Judges In commission at
tho timo of tho adoption of the con
stitutional amendments and of the
schedule, whoso terms may end In
tho year 1911, aro entitled, without
being rocommlssloned to continue to
hold tho said offices until the first
Monday of January, 1912. Tho At
torney General, in consideration of
tho Importance of the Judicial office,
suggests such Judges 'bo commission'
Fred List, of Binghamton,
homo for Christmas.
Rev. and Mrs. John B. Sumner Observe Passing
of Fiftieth Milestone at Their Binghamton
Home Former Honesdalers.
A notable event Monday .was tho
celebration of the golden wedding
anniversary of 'Rev. and Mrs. John
B. Sumner at No. 135 West End
avenue, says the Binghamton Repub
lican. The entire family with the excep
tion of the youngest daughter, Mrs.
C. E. Beach, whoso illness detained
her at home, was present at the
family dinner served at noonday.
The guests numbered 3C and were
REV. J. II. SUMNER.
seated at three beautifully adorned
tables. Hugo bunches of yollow
chrysanthemums and greeneries
centered the table and a color
scheme of yellow and white was car
ried out in the decorations. Crystal
baskets of salted nuts were placed at
each plate as favors and for Mr. and
Mrs. Sumner the favors were large
crystal baskets tied V'lth mellow rib
bons. Besides tho tor 'list Mrs.
Tolley read a poem, iao Golden
Wedding," composed by Mrs. Harriet
M. Ely. Tho bride of 50 years ago
wore a beautiful gown of black mes
sallne embroidered In royal purple.
During the 50 years of their married
life, there has been no break In tho
family circle excepting tho sad acci
dent at Glovorsville last summer
causing the death of the young son
of Mr. and Mrs. Wllley.
The memDers o,r the family pres
ent wero Rev. 1. 'D. Decker and wife,
Ida Sumner Decker and children,
George", Natalie, Mabel and Alma of
Taylor; Thomas A. Crossley and
wife, Blanche Sumner Crossley and
children, Sumner, James, Mary and
Margaret, of Honesdale, Pa.; A. C.
Tolley and wife, Grace Sumner Tol
ley and children, Harold, Earl, Pear-
.gon and Marjorie; C. A. Willey and
i w!Ye, Anna Sumner Willey and chil
dren, Albert and 'Horace; C. E.
Beach and children, Elizabeth, Mar
garet and Virginia, all of Bingham
ton. Two sisters of Mrs. Sumner
wero present, Mrs. Van Sickle of Oly-
Increase of Three Over
MATRIMONIAL INFELICITY ON
THE INCREASE IN THE SHIRE
NOVEMBER TAKES THE
PRIZE WITH SEVEN DECREES
MARRIAGE, OFTEN "A !50
That Divorce Is a growing evil not
only in the Nation but in tho County
as well may be seen In tho records of
the Court of Common Pleas of
Wayne which contain entries of the
granting of nineteen divorces during
tho year nineteen hundred and
eleven, or an increase of three over
the previous year.
What makes these figures all tho
more startling Is the additional fact
that there has been a considerable
falling off In he number of marriage
licenses issuod by tho Clerk of the
Orphans' Court, who handed out
only 174 permits thus far In the year
1911 as over against 199 in" 1910.
November seems to havo been the
banner divorce month for 1911, no
less than seven couples being grant
ed annullment of their matrimonial
vows during that stormy period of
"Living means tlghtlng," accord
ing to the German proverb, and nine
teen couples are probably all the bet
ter equipped to carry on the battle
of life, since they are permitted to
pursue the uneven tenors of tholr
way, singly and alone.
"This world is so full ot a number
of things, I am sure we should all
bo as happy as kings," sings the
poet. But tho bard carefully re
frains from referring to the happi
ness queens are supposed to possess.
Perhaps, though, they don't enjoy
the peace and bliss they are sup
posed to have. Uneasy lies tho head
that carries the burden of tho drudg
ery of the household. And it Is un
doubtedly .well, that when the load
Decomes too heavy to bear, relief,
phant, Pa., and Mrs. William Pear
son and son Will of Scranton, Pa.
Hon. A. B. Sumner of Wyaluslng,
Pa., a brother, and Rev. B. L. Lyon
of Binghamton, a nephew of Rev.
J. B. Sumner, together with Mrs.
Lyon, .were members of tho party.
Tho after dinner speeches wero
by the flvo sons-in-law and Hon. A.
B. Sumner, Rev. Alexander D. Deck
er, the pastor of the Taylor Metho
dist Episcopal church, acting as
toastmaster. After this enjoyable
MRS. J. II. SUMNER.
affair the party adjourned to the
Boulevard Methodist Episcopal
church where an informal reception
was held between the hours of 3
and 5 o'clock. About 200 guests
paid their respects with congratula
tions to the worthy couple, who
wero stationed within the altar rail.
Light refreshments were served.
Mr. Sumner was requested to sing
his popular composition, "The Child
of the King," which ho did with a
voice wonderful In quality, accom
panied by Mrs. Sumner. The gifts
in money from the family and
friends totaled $200. .Many remem
brances came from friends who wero
unable to be present.
The sentiments of all who have
como In touch with tho lives of Mr.
and Mrs. Sumner are that rarely
havo been known a couple so worthy
of honor and respect. They havo
lived beautiful lives, constantly radi
ating love and charity and leading
souls into tho knowledge of Him
who was born in Bethlehem upon
whose anniversary natal day they
were married fifty years ago. Dur
ing his 42 years In the ministry
Mr. Sumner has preached 4,000 ser
mons and officiated at numberless
weddings. Twenty-five years of His
work has been In and about Bing
hamton. His family of daughters
aro rarely gifted musicians, Mrs.
Willey, Mrs. Tolley, and Mrs. Beach
each occupying positions as soloists
in various of the city churches.
sweet relief, is afforded in a legal
way from the galling yoke of matri
mony. iMarrlage Is not a matter of
money. The possession of It, or the
lack of It, does not fill tho cup to
overflowing. But the absence of tact
and toleration will pull down the
strongest house that the most bind
ing civil or religious ceremony can
Hero Is the divorce tale of
Total for 1911 19
"THE COUNTY SHERIFF."
No author of recent years has
written more successful plays than
has Lera B. Parker, the author of the
new "County Sheriff." As usual, ho
has combined the many sparkling
dramatic scenes with plenty of good,
clean, witty comedy, the kind that all
enjoy. Among some of his most suc
cessful plays may bo "The Phantom
Dotectlvo," "Dora Thorno" and a
score of others, but In not ono of
these ho has so happily blended the
many lntenso dramatic and amusing
situations together with the story of
'human Interest as In this his latest
play, "Tho County Sheriff," which
will bo presented at the Lyric on
New Year's afternoon at 2; 30 and
evening at 8:15.
AVIfo Deserter Released From Jail
And Proceedings Discontinued.
After spending five days In Jail,
Francis Mullaney, charged on tho
oath of Bertha Mullaney with deser
tion, was released Wednesday, Dec.
27, on condition that he pay the costs
of the proceedings, and take care of
the child. Attorney P, H. Iloff ap
peared for the defendant, and Dis
trict Attorney M. E. Simons, repre
sented the Commonwealth. It will
bo remembered that Bertha Mullaney
was recently adjudged Insane by a
commission Jn lunacy, and sent to the
State Asylum In Danville.