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Weather Forecast: Variable Triads;
Weather Forecnni: V'?S,Ji,-0 wtntlsj
slightly warmer. (.
Exerclso the "Turkey Trot"
and come to The Citizen office for
fine- Job Work.
TODll riUKTIKQ ' ur band
will pal knalBMH 1
Oth YEAR --NO. 14
HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1912.
PRI 2 CENT S
(DIMJJ VIMDIC UAO
UILL MlflULL IIHO
STEERED 3,500 RAFTS
uowii me Lackawaxen Kiver
I Morgnntown, Wost Virginia, provld-
ETERAN LUMBERMAN OF DY-1 lug her family relatives can bo prov
RERRY HOLDS Till: RECORD en. A woman claiming to bo her
OF RUNNING MORE RAFFS mother, accompanied by her second
THAN ANY OTHER MAN HAS husband, Joseph Elberts, of that city,
WALKED HOME FROM THEN- called upon her to-day at tho "Fair"
TON, N. .1., SEVERAL TIMES store, Wyoming avenue, Whcro Miss
IS A CRACK SHOT WITH GUN Simons has been employed.
KILLED 12 HEEIt OUT OF 11
AND IN.II'HEI) TWO.
William Klmblo. of Dyberry, bet
He began to steer rafts down the
lyhorry to Honesdale when a lad but
7 years of ago, with the
afts until the close of tho Delaware
nd Hudson canal in 1S9S, with the
xieption of four years beforo the
losing of this canal. During this
UUt; ill' tl It'U .13 I11UI lk tllU Millll ttl
.ackawnxen on tho Delaware river.
VTl.tlrt ,-.1 rti'ail In tlila nnnnpltv 1
log rails irom up mo river were
un over tho dam under his guld
nce. Mr Kimble was In partnership
.., .... t...., Ub ij t j .u. u
or known as plain 'Dill,
lstiiuiion oi running ine largest lr V"" ."LY Place. Is tho undovoloned water now- revival meetings In '1110 Me
umber of rafts over to have floated "'""; ul.,,tV",,..f ' """ Tai..A..Th er of Us manv streams, falls and church, which begin on Sunday n
own t;io Delaware river to tldewa- '""' ""' '" uriy . . . . . : . the hills of tho'Kov. and Mrs. Smith arc dovou
er From Honesdale to Trenton his . " " , ' ' ounty. In fact the hills are rich In worker and sweet rlngors and
cqtiaimanres are equal in numucr , :" " " ' this dormant nownr. which hns been will undoubtedly bo received
t ins uun, jii uit: i oi ji'iiia . iw,r ii,.ni, ti, i t . i uirim n r enros ni n 1 1 n n soru
LnB"na-i?.r,l"! L lZl SehTd desert U wife and went' !?r the hand of man to release it so oTtbc three weeks -to come. Rev
orliic to Ohio. Mrs. Schlldt followed her lual . , "v 1 , rr
e"n- i,i..,i,ntwi M,n( Onfo nn.i ,,-.i n meant to do. There is eno.igh unde-
ears during which time they oper- cannot be understood unless we look horse power.
ted three saw mills, sawing and cut- through Peary's eyes regard other Tho 30,u00 II. P. that could be do
ing lumber from a tract of 7,000 , explorers as he regarded them; re- veloped in Wayne county Is equlva
cres of timber land. Tho facts and ! gard the North as his inalienable lent to 00 tons of steam coal per
gures given in this interview with property as ho did, and regard his hour or COO tons of coal used per day
he old steersman are taken from infamous, high-handed Injustices as of ten hours. And 187,200 tons per
looks in bis possession and speak j right. , year of 312 productive days. The
or themselves: .j ,oVn nn.- in, iin,i in nnnnmr nrosent nrice of steam coal Is S2..ri0
I ran rafts from Dyberry to I
Ionesdale eery Saturday, made by
ond freshets, and built all tho rafts
ever ran One Dyberry raft con-
ained 50.O00 feet of lumber and was!
'0 fnpf uwlA nm 1 1(1 foot Innir This
ait was run saieiy to LacKawaxen ,
vlthout touching anything, although
nany said It could not bo done. On
ine occasion I steered three rafts
rom Hawley to Lackawaxen without
lipping the far -door. The largest
ail. i ever ran irum uyuerry to
Ionesdale measured 100 feet in
ength and was 29 feet and 9 Inches
vide. Had It been four Inches wider I
t could not have passed over the
ulkhead of my mill pond. It was
nado of foot square timber for the1
Je awaro and mulsnn I'nnal pnmnanv
mo coniaineu uu.uuu leei oi lumoer.
The Lackawaxen raft contained
rom 15,000 to 50,000 feet of lumber
md the Delaware raft from 100.000
o isiu.uuu leei. inev were maao oi
ill klnrts nf lnmhnr hnth K?L'r1
" I have rafted alone 3,500 dlffer-
ni raiiK, uesiues naving sieerea
00 Lackawaxen rafts. I have mado '
0 trips from I-ackawaxen to Tren-
on. receiving f4u ror eacn trip; ana
inve steered 100 rafts from Iilack's
Oddy to Trenton while down on my
rip to Trenton, walking the dls-'
anco up the river to Black's Eddy.
or ear h of thoso trips I received
G 50 On rnv return trlns 1 have
, , 1 ,. n. .. ,i ... t
"A few winters ago 1
ogs for th late John
fanners Fal's nnd In 53 days I
hoasurod 928,000 feet of
ntrs 300 OOn fot nf ifmlnrU nnrl
ounted fion nno fent of other lum-
icr during that time
In add tion to being a great lum
lormnn Mr Kimble has been nn ex-1
iun iMin'er in niB day. no aougnts begin at tho Central Methodist proposed nam. r unner lnvesugn
n narrating his experiences in tho church next Rnnrtnv. Unv. nml Mrs. tion, however, revealed that nothing
wilds of Pike Mr. Klmblo claims to
have shot 70 denr tn Ills rltiv Tin
nVB Mint hn Inat 1J olm.r. V. V, .1 nn
no occasion, ho hit a deer with each
lauiiB unii iwo wero wounaed ana . preach on Fob. 25 and 2C. Services " 10 11 maiemeni mnuo uy ongin
ill were shot while running. next Sunday will he as follows: oors in chargo of tho drilling.
.Mr Kimnio also has a love for mu-'
Ic having plnyed tho fiddle from tho-
tlmo be commenced tn rnff lTn wnc
in ureal unniann nt tmiia in hio
. . ' ... ..."
n''ner (aS PlnVlnC at (lnncps nil
OVCr WaVne nnil I'lkn Cniinttoa nnd
also parts In New York state. He
received from $10 to $70 a nSsht for
-"- " "I
Tho subject of our sketch 1r a.
h-"-r n' ipnnc It Klmblo, whoso
plcturo and wrlteup also appears on
this patro. Thero Is probably no man
bettor known In Wnvno or Plko
counties than "nill" Kimble. He Is,
now living at Dvberry, and has retlr-'
ed from active life. It Is the wish of
fhe Citizen that Mr. Kimble will llvo
to enjoy many years of happiness.
GIRL IS HEIR TO FORTUNE.
A Former AVhlto Mills Resident
ClnlniM to ho Her Mother, Now
In Mogiwitown, Wost Vlr
Hinln Mystery Shrouds
(Special to Tho Citizen.)
.Scranton, Feb. 15. Mary Simons,
of this city, Is heir to a big estate In
Mrs. Elbert's mnldcn namo was
Mary Mngdnlenn Hlllman and eho
says sho formerly lived at White
JIllls. Wayne county, Pa.
- -. .
divorce from him. The child In
question was then three years old
rnd was placed In St. Joseph's
Foundling Homo. Later tho baby
was adopted by a Mrs. Simons of this
city, with whom sho has since lived.
It Is a mysterious and complicated
case and one full of Interest.
Dr. Cook nt Lyric Monday, Feb. i!0.
It has remained for Dr. Frederick
A. Cook, himself to mako the most
sensational charges of the entire
Declaring that ho left this country
at the height of the pro-Peary cam
paign against him because of a nerv-
ous and physical breakdown, and be-
rauso of a desire to rest and gain
rime to marshal the proofs of his Po
lar claim, and to secure evidence ex
posing lishonest and fraudulent
Methods In tho campaign against
h m. Dr Cook now finally comes back
with startling charges against Mr.
j In making these charges Dr. Cook
i professes regret that ho is compelled
to reveal "the unwritten pages of
Arctic history' which concern his
"Mention Is made of certain facts
concerning Mr. Peary," says Dr.
uook, -Because, oniy y Knowing
these things, can pooplo understand
tno spirit anu cnaracter or tne man,
and the unscrupulous attacks made
upon me, and understand, also, why,
out of a sense of delicacy and a dls-
like of mud-sllnglng, I remained si-
lent so long." i
"The weaving of the leprous blan-
ket of infamy with which Peary and
his sunnortors attempted to cover me
tho Incentive of this one-sided flcht
to which I have so long maintained a
"Now that tho storm has snent Its
force: now that the hand which did
, miwlllnrrlntr Ime u'ttlitn tt n.n,n
the unearned gain which It sought;
now that a clear point of observation
can be presented, 1 am compelled,
with much reluctanco and distate, to miles of coal fields in Pennsylvania,
reveal the unpleasant and unknown With the passing of tho years be
past of the man who tried to ruin tween that and tho present time,
me; showing how unscrupulous and wlth no ncw fields discovered, the
brutal he was to others beforo me; supply has diminished rapidly. In
with evidence In hand. I shall re- 1909 tho amount of anthracite coal
veal how ho wove his web of defama-i
tion and how his friends consnlred
with him In tho darkest, meanest and
most brazen conspiracy In tho history i
"In doing this, my aim is not to
t"?".. -".I -A, ' uJ.V " ' ""' V,?
" hutorv whih n '
nlsh the key to unlock the long-closed
door of tho Polar controversy
and the pro-Penry conspiracy.
"IJy wire-pulling and lobbying ho
succeeded in having the American
Navy pay him an unearned salary.
Such a man could not afford to dl
vide tho fruits of Polar attainment
Dr. Cook will glvo an Illustrated
lecture at the Lyric Monday evening,
Hegular 'preaching services will bo
held In thn Hnnf.Sfl.iln DfinHnf church
on Sunday next at tho following
linnrs- in-30 n m nm 7 1 0 r, m
I Glinrlnv Dnlinnl n 11 Jf, nml Vnun t
peop0 s meeting at 6:30 p. m. Pas-
.., ... ' ,i,, .,., o
A three weeks' revival service will
Myron J. Smith of Elmlra. N. Y..
i.vn ln,m n i.o nn, in nn.iii i,n nno.
, i it. ,
poctcd to lend their aid. Dr. Mur-
10:30 a. ni.. Church Rally; 12 M.,
Riiminv cphnni rnllv? 3 n m Mnn'n
t 1 1 mmin , n,niA nt.ni-. n.i.tmoo
HHIIJ , HIllDU UJ (,,,., U liiuii ( (.uutuoo
i... i on,m,. c.ir n . T.i,.n.nh
U V .ill. ,J,iwt, " I'. jjmu,.
T.nntrn rnllv n in Runrvlinil v'n
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nll. Onnnlnl mnaln
1U1IJ. JlWIUI ,A,uo,v..
i rrom their neighbors. Tho frost. It
Ttov. A. L. Whlttaker will hold sor- Is claimed, Is five feet deep In Hones
vlco In Whlto Mills Sunday, Fob. 18, dalo nnd still going down. Ori East
at 3:15 p. m. All aro Invited. street sovoral families are suffering
Grace Episcopal church, Sunday,
Feb. 18. Services at 10:30 nnd 7:30
n. m. All aro Invited.
At tho first Presbyterian church
on Sunday evening, Rev. W. II.
Swift will sneak on "Washington."
Tho other 6orvIces as usual.
WATER POWER FOR
Great Force of Undeveloped
Power In Streams
THE COUNTY IS RICH IN
STItEAMS AMI IIK1M THAT
AUE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING I
lOWER FOR AMi NEEDS Ai
FEW STATISTICS ON ANTHRA
Tho most evident
"iiyue cuumj, uiwiougu rcauzcu uy
...- r . r . . i t
i eloped power In Wayne county to
produce 30,000 II. P., enough energy
to run all the mills and factories In
the county. This natural power is
going to waste. It was put here for
a uso and as soon as manufacturers
realizo tho magnitude of its value as
a power producer, dams and reser
voirs will bo built, sluggish streams
will becomo little torents and tho
county will prosper as never before.
Wayne has tho resources to become
the industrial center of eastern Penn
sylvania. It is safe to say that with
in ten miles of Honesdale there are
streams which 'will produco the 30,
000 II. P. Tho dam across the Wal-
lon-Pa'upac in Hawley is by no
nn experiment. It is a prove
, BO ,, c,.f-n.a
tess and substantiates our state
ments that the other streams of the
county could bo made to do tho same
work. The Dexter Lambert Co., de
elop 7f0 II. P., sufficient power for
all thoir needs. There tho full dept
of the dam Is not used because it Is
not necessary for their use. Manv
other mills and factories in that vi
cinity and even hero In Honesdale
could be furnished with the neces
sary power In this way and thus cut
I down their operating expenses by
paving less for the power produced
by water that they are compelled to
pay for steam coal. It would bo well
for manufacturers to Investigate the
undeveloped water power resources
of Wayne county for tno advantages
of waterpower over steam Is not only
tho cheaper cost but tho eflieiency
and perpetuallty when once establlsh-
od. Tho cost of production in fur-
nlshing water power has been estl-
mated to bo about J100.00 for elec-
trical and hydralic equipment per
Per ton, therefore tho 30,000 horse
power is equivalent to ?4C8,000 per
year for coal. If the present price of
coal was perpetual a different argu-
ment would bo necessary but on ac-
rnilTlf nf thn IIm!tnri Rilnnlv nr nn.
mraciie coai, mo price is necessarily
hltrher every year. In 1824 it was
estimated that there were 400 square
mined decreased 3,319,410 tons from
that mined In tho previous year. It
's stlmated by tho United States
Geological Survey that tho amount of
anthracite still remaining in the
ground is 17,000,000,000 tons and
as one ton Is lost for every ton min
ed there Is enough coal In the ground
' to last for approximately 90 years,
1 a comparltlvely short time. In half
, that length of time the prlco of steam
coal will have advancod to an onorm
1 ous figure and It will bo impossible
for tho manufacturer to uso coal for
power. Ho will have to substitute
something else and why not turn
back to tho hidden powers of naturo,
to tho rivulets, falls and lakes of this
' county for that power at a cheaper
cost than it Is possible tn furnish anv
, other kind of power. Tho time will
eventually como when this dormant
nnwor thnt rnmnlnci 1n Ha nntiirnl
i stato WH j,0 developed to Its full ca-
naclty. Then, and only then, will
Wnvnn rnntiyn hnr vnf rncnn rnna nnrl
becomo tho industrial center of
Coal nt Wilsonvillo Denied.
Thursday morning that a four-foot
voln of nnthraclte coal was dlscovor-
od at Wilsonvillo on tho site of thol
"t sandstono had been found so far.
Bores linvo coud down tn thn dnntb
nr Sfl fint 1,1 enmn ti 1 n n :i l.nt tint
anything In tho naturo of coal has
Frost Flvo Feet Dcen.
m,n .nnt, 1 .
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i .i i ttnr , , m
, iiiucjVMl lUnttQ tlllll 11UU3 IB U CUI1-
Alio nilniiMnn 1,, ,nn,i,. nla... nnn
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MU .41W I UillJIUlltTll IU Liin WillUl
mo inconvenience or no water, enr
bondalo Is hnndlcnppod by a srarclty
of wator owing to tho work of Jack
Frost. It is growing to bo a sorlous
condition with that city.
C. E. Moylan of Waymart, was a I" Cittnarlim will be uiMlnted minis
business caller In town Thursday nf- ter of foreign nfralrs. succeeding fie
ternoon. nte Huron do Rl Branco.
AT hi E. CHURCH
For Three Weeks Beginning
SMITH AND WIFE TO
FASTOK HIIjLEII IN
SAY1N SOU US SERVICES 11E
(il ON SUNDAY DISTINCT
Ucv. Will II. Ilillcr has secured
Itev. and Mrs. Myron .1. Smith of El
mlra, N. Y., to assist him In holding
MY HON J. SMITH.
Smith needs no Introduction in
Honesdale, having been here a few
years ago during evangelistic meet
ings. Pastor Ilillcr exhorts every person
who can to attend these services.
Snnilnv. tli nnpnlni? ilnv will ho
Itijiyday. Everybody Is requested to
uo present at as many services as
possible and take an actho part in
Dr. Murdock, district superintend
ent, will preach on Sunday.
The meetings will continue for at
least three weeks. Tho pastor asks
the members of his congregation to
earnestly strlvo to avoid engage
ments which will interfere with their
Fell Down Mino Shaft.
(Special to The Citizen.)
Scranton, Feb. 15. John Schros
tnwsky, aged 18 years, was killed
hero this morning by falling off a
carriage and down a mine shaft 150
feet. Ho was Instantly killed. The
lad had been In this country only
une of Tho Citizen's subscribers
upon not receiving her last Issue of
tho paper telephoned to this office
that it was as lonsome as If -half the
houso was away.
Tho board of directors of tho
White 'Haven sanitarium, has appoint
ed Dr. James J. Walsh, of Scranton,
examining physician for the institu
tion in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
YUAN FOE PRESIDENT.
Chiness Republican Expected to Elect
Shnnghnl, Feb. 15. The republican
party at Nanking has not yet accepted
the edict of abdication. There Is some
objection to Yuan Shin Kal's proposed
assumption of the presidency.
The chief difficulty is over the site of
the new cnnltnl. The republicans in-
, iHt on either Nanking or Wuchang,
which Is opposite Hnnkovt.
It is understood thnt Yuan Shih Kal
favors Tientsin ns the capital.
The Nnnklng national nsscmbly (re
publican) will meet this afternoon,
when Yuan Shlh Knl will be proposed
ns the president of the republic. Hp
will probably be elected, nlthough there
ls 8011,0 opposition to placing him in
the executive position.
TALE OF THE WEATHER.
Observations of the United
States weather bureau taken nt
8 p. m. yesterday follow:
New York 2S Clear
Mlmny IS Cloudy
Atlantic City .. HO Clenr
Boston 2S Clear
Buffalo 2(1 Clear
hlnigi) f'- Clear
St. Lo.u's .10 Cloudy
N'ew Orleans . . 52 Clear
'VflHiiMii'ton ... ao Clenr
Daron de RI Branco'u Succettor.
Washington, Feb. 15. it la reported
lo the state department from Brazil
Ihnt Lnuro Miller of the state of Snu-
HOLD KOIUIEIIY AT NEW YORK.
9U.".()()() Taken From Mcsacnucr Tills
Afternoon ltohbers Escape la
(Special to Tho Citizen.)
Now York, Feb. lfi. Two messeng
ers of the East Sldo National Dank
wore carrying between 20,000 and
$25,000 In a taxicab when thoy were
hold up by thrco men. Tho robbors
grabbed tho satchels Into a automo
bile and got away with tho money
beforo tho pollco could make any ar
rests. Tho robbery occurred about
2 o'clock this afternoon.
Missing Hoy lloncsdalo Hound.
(Special to Tho Citizen.)
Taylor, Fob. 15. Archbald Hood,
missing son of Mr. and Mrs. William
Hood of this place, who left his homo
a few days ago, Is believed by the
polhe to bo on his way to Honesdale.
The mother of tho boy received a
letter from him yesterday postmarked
Peckvlllo. Tho lad said he was go
ing up tho line to convert sinners
and that he Intended to convert the
Archbald Is 1C years of age and Is
a member of the High school at this
place. After school hours he would
preai'h to his playmates. He has
never been away from homo and his
parents would welcome any Informa
tion concerning him.
When 'he left home ho wore a light
colored overcoat, a brown striped
suit, short trousers, blue cap and
black shoos and stockings. Ho Is
about live feet, six Inches tall and
weighs 130 pounds. He la a very
HOY KILLED UNDER WAGON.
Jessup, Feb. 15. John Ithonea,
while returning from work yesterday
arternoon was killed by having the
wheel of a coal wagon pass over his
head. He and other boys attempted
to get on tne wagon, whicu contained
two tons of coal. Ithonea grabbed
a shovel and in some manner It gave
way and ho was thrown under tho
William Peter IMshie, found guil
ty of the murder of Express Messen
ger Irvan Borger, was Wednesday
sentenced to pay the penalty for his
crime by Judge E. C. Newcomb. As
is the custom, the Governor will lix
tho date of execution.
When the sentence of death by
hanging was pronounced, Blshle
showed littlo concern, and walked
stolidly back to tho prisoners' dock.
The boy's lawyers made no pleas
for leniency, realizing that such
pleas could have no weight with the
court, as the law provides but the
one punishment death. Commuta-
tion of sentence to life imprisonment
will bo asked from tho board of par
dons, which meets March 20.
A New York man wants a weal
thy wifo who is deaf. Probably
would insist upon wealth condition If
sho was also dumb.
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES.
The Commencement honors of the
graduating class of tho Honesdale
High school wero announced Thurs
day. The Valedictorian, Miss Lulu
Uickard. daughter of Fred G. Rlck
ard. of 812 Church street. Tho sal
utatorlan. Miss Bertha Flora, daugh
ter of Ferdinand Flora of 114
Tneso persons obtained tho high
est averago scholarship throughout
the entire course up to tho middle of
the senior year. This average Is ob
tained by adding tho standings of
each study for the three and one
half yoars and dividing by tho total
number of studies.
Tho graduating class at tho pres
ent time numbers thirty-seven, the
largest In the history of tho school.
Miss Uickard Is tho youngest
valedictorian In a number of years,
being only aixteen years and four
months of age.
The department of Agriculture has
' loaned the school colored slides of
the Canaulan Rockies for uso in
geography; also other plates Illus
trating dairying, agriculture and
milk producing subjects. The slides
are used In the Agriculture class of
tho High school.
j A Parents'-Teachers' Association
j will soon bo organized in Honesdale.
It will be in the Interest of tho pu
Junior night on Friday
i Orders aro being taken for seeds
In tho schools of Honesdale and Tex
, as township. Tho packages sell for
I ono cent each. Prizes will bo nward
, ed at tho end of tho season by tho
' Honesdale Improvoinont Association
for tho best llowors nnd vegetables
raised. Last year 3,500 packets
Tho Junior class, In a series of es
says, will discuss tho sovon wonders
of the world In a program on Friday
ovenlng nt S o'clock sharp, In tho
High School Auditorium:
Oration "Tho Tolcphono,"
Essay "Tho Automohllo,"
Oration "Electric Street
Essay "Tho Modorn Office
lug," Loulso Kraft.
Oration "Uses of Concrete," John
Rerltntlon "Aunt Tablthn," Esther
Oration "Tho Incandescent Light,"
Essay "Tho Thermos Bottle," Mar
Declamation "Washington's For
eign Policy," Raymond Short.
ISAAC R. KIMBLE
A CALIFORNIA 49'ER
Last Survivor of Gold Seekers
TELIH THE CITIZEN THE EX
PERIENCE OF A HO.VESDALB
PARTY EN ROUTE WHILE IN
WEST OF THE C.LITTERINO
ORE HARDSHIPS ENCOUNT
ERED HAS ALSO SAWED
MILLIONS OF FEET OF LUM
BER .o FATHER OF SHERIFF
KIMBLE WITH WHOM HB
Isaac Rosa Kimble, father of our
gonial and obliging Sheriff, Frank C.
Kimble. Is the last survivor of a.
party of gold seekers, who went from
Honesdale to California In 1849.
Tho discovery of gold had Bhortly
been mndo and thinking perhaps that
money was more easily obtained In
the West than In tho East, a party or
Honesdale prospectors decided to
leave this place and go where th
ISAAC R. KIMBLE.
glittering gold was claimed to b
found in abundance. Tho day for
starting arrived. The party com
prised the subject of our sketch,
Isaac R. Kimble, Jacob Schoonover.
William Miller, Digery Buckingham
and Robert and John Beardslee.
From Honesdale they went to Now
York and there boarded a steamer
for tho Isthmus of Panama. There
was no railroad running across tho
Isthmus then, and thoso who would
not ride astride a jack could walk.
It was up to tho man, which he pre-
fcrred doing. All members of tho
party, however, secured a jac k biit
William Miller. He started to walk.
After waiting a reasonable time, It
was necessary to go back after him,
and Mr. Kimble, kind-hearted as h
has always been through life, volun
teered to go back after him. It re
quired them three days to make t'h
trip, the distance being about CO
After the party reached tho Pa
cific ocean they took another steam
boat and sailed to San Francisco
and from thenco went to Stockton.
They went inland several miles t
tho central part of California and
staked out their claims. Mr. Kim
ble's story in his own words is very
Interesting and wo herewith repro
duce tho same:
" The boys staked out their claims
and commenced to dig slulcewaye
to wash tho gold so as to free
the dirt from it. We received on
good claims from $S to $10 per day
In gold ore, while other days our
work would not averago over $5. W
could get the gold anywhere, but for
any reason we loft our claim on
day and went somewhere else, an
other man coming along could lay
claim to it. I have seen a number
of squabbles over this and sometimes
men would shoot others. Our dig
gings -were confined chloily to tho
low grounds, we experienced a
freshet a little while after wo wero
mlulng, which did considerable dam
age and -disheartened soveral minors.
I did not stay with tho boys long,
but went out In the woods and lum
bered and hunted. I got a job In a
saw mill that paid mo $100 per
month. Wo remained out there until
1S53. While tn tho mining camp I
saw two gamblers strung up for
shooting men. Tho government soon
put a stop to that.
" When we returned a railroad was
In operation on the Isthmus, and wo
came across by rail, thenco by boat
to Now York and homo. I have a
son, Calvin P. Kimble, now employed
as an engineer for tho government In
tho construction of tho Panama,
" I nm a sawyer by trade, having
worked In tho mill practically all my
life, nnd most of the tlmo nt Dyborry
for my brother 'Bill.' Ho owned t'ho
mill. I sawed tho lumber and ho
rafted It. I undoubtedly havo sawed
millions of feet of lumber In my day,
and in nil my experience I nover mot
with nn accident. Slnco working In
a mill I have brokon my hip and a
llngor. One day 1 sawed 4 0,0 4 S feet,
it being tho largest number of feet
of lumber over cut out of ono saw
In day-light. It was hemlock lumbor
nnd was taken by tho Dolawaro and
Hudson Canal company.
" I was 84 years old last Now
Year's and was born In tho Mlddlo
Creek valloy. My father, Asa Klm
blo, was ono of tho pioneer sottleri
of Wnyno county. I was named af
tor John Rosa, father of tho late emi
nent physician of Now York City."
Mr. Kimble is one of Honesdalo'o
most highly esteomed citizens nnd
has many friends and relatives who
will wish him and his family con
tinued prosperity and happiness dur
ing tholr stay among us.
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