The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, December 29, 1911, Image 1
Weather Forecast: Northerly Winds. Weather Forecast: Northerly Winds. SAVE MONEY! "'V't day's Citizen and And out how. YOUIt PIUNTING lr hands will put business in E'feyr raj win xjuijjtt.--iNU. iui HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1911. r ett PRICi9!2 CENTS Hlje OTH ANNIVERSARY 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 wedding. 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- OFFICIALS PASSING OUT 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 POLITICIANS. 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 many years. .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 prices. 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 $5,000 40-horse power load of it, see Gammell. Gammell Is a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat. Just to show "his colors he'll sell you a "Jackson" or any "1C to 1" car. County Commissioner George P. Ross retires after a long time spent in tho service of tho public. Mr. Ross has proven himself a willing, able and industrious public official. It Is a feat to suit everybody, but COUNTY lars of tho wedding were printed In detail In the last Issue of The Citi zen. The bride and bridegroom of 50 years ago wero the recipients of many handsome gifts, an evidence of high regard In Vhlch they aro held by their many friends. They were remembered by the members of tho Central Methodist Episcopal church, of which Mr. Penwarden is a trustee, besides by friends and rela tives outside of tholr chitrch nflllla- MRS. 1$. 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 friends. Those in attendance from a dis tance were: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas MaeDonald, Philadelphia. Harry Jones and sisters, of Wllkes-Barro. Mr. and Mrs. William J. Schoon over, of Scranton. Mr. and Mrs. Maurice T. Church, vt WHllamsport. 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, besides. Tho Citizen speeds the parting politicians, wishes them all sorts of good luck, and a Happy New Year besides! "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 Histed. 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 wero: 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 Marsh. 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. STEFFI SPENDS DAI IN JAIL Will Never Refuse to Pay Taxes Again DAMASCUS LABORER LEARNS "LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS" ARE DEPENDENT UPON PAYING A SHARE OF COST OF OARRYINO ON GOVERNMENT. 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 well: "To M. Lee Braman, Sheriff of Wayno County: 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 law. 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! JUDGE SEARLE'S S 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, TUESDAY. 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 PRESENT COUNTY OFFICIALS BEING SW Register and Recorder Gammell Officiates. SEEMS TO ENJOY THE JOB, TOO FItOTHONOT A R Y-13 L E O T BARNES TAICES THE OATIi OF OFFICE, WITHOUT ANY MEN TAL RESERVATIONS. 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 office. 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 face. 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 havo recovered. 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. SEAL By tho Governor. RobortMcAfee 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' ed." Fred List, of Binghamton, homo for Christmas. was GOLDEN WEDDING 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- 19 'S Increase of Three Over Last Year MATRIMONIAL INFELICITY ON THE INCREASE IN THE SHIRE NOVEMBER TAKES THE PRIZE WITH SEVEN DECREES MARRIAGE, OFTEN "A !50 YEARS' WAR!" 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 thirty days, "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, DIVOCS CROP 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 establish. Hero Is the divorce tale of tho months: February 1 March 1 April 3 June 2 .Tuly l September 3 October 1 October 1 'November 7 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. MULLANEY DISCHARGED. 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.