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70th YEAR. --NO. 58
HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, JULY 19, 1912.
PRICE 2 CENTS
COMMITTEES APPOINTED FOR
There Will he n Firemen's Hay, n
Civic and Grange Day and Floral
and Automobile Parades.
Tho Wayne County Celebration is
tho name decided upon by tho exe
cutive committee in charge of a three
days' carnival which will bo held In
Honesdale August 27, 2S and 29.
The occasion promises to be the
largest event of its kind ever to have
heen held in dear old Wayne.
Arrangements were made last
Tuesday evening whereby the cxecu
cutivc committee of the Old Home
Week celebration voted to appropri
ate the balance now in the treasury
to the Wayne County Celebration
committee. It is in tho neighbor
hood of $400 and gives a good boost
in starting the project.
IN GAS EXPLOSION.
One Man Mny Die as a llcsiilt of an
Explosion in the Lnngcllff Mine
at Avoca To-day.
(Special to The Citizen.)
Scranton, Pa July IS. Eight
men, seven of whom were severely
burned, were Injured In a gas ex
plosion at tho Langcllff mine n
Avoca at 0:30 this morning. They
were all taken to the hospital where
their Injuries were cared for. Many
suffered serious burns on 'the body
and head. One man may die as a
result of his injuries.
HAMLIN CHURCH Or, VEAItS OLD.
The sixty-fifth anniversary of St.
John's Episcopal church was ob
served at Hamlin on Sunday, July
14, when Rev. It. Dexter Fay filled
the ,ulplt. The altar was tastlfully
decorated with cut flowers and in the
chancel were two quaintly fashioned
rhalrs which were placed there by
thrt trat ropfnr nf Hln Mllirph. TJpV
One big feature of the celebration , E Jwln Mendenhnll, G5 years ago.
will be Firemen s Day. Wednesday, i T1iq mrnpr stnnn nf .inim's wns
August 28, is the day set apart forjald hy a Rev Potter probably the
the valiant Are fighters. It Is ex
peoted that twelve companies will
be in line. The parade will be com
posed of visiting and local fire com
panies. President W. W. Wood appointed
chairmen for committees as follows:
Advertising, H. G. Rowland.
Music, Edward Short.
Soliciting, John Erk.
Finance, W. A. Sluman.
Transportation, Daniel Maloney.
Entertainment of Firemen, E. E.
Privileges. X. P.. Spencer.
Automobile parade, C. L. Dunning.
Civic and Grange, C. E. Bates.
The chairmen of the above named
committees were empowered to se
lect their own assistants.
The officers in general charge of
the celebration are as follows:
President, W. W. Wood.
Vice-President, S. T. Ham.
Secretary, X. B. Spencer.
Assistant Secretary, F. W. Schuer
holz. Treasurer, John Erk.
The events selected for the differ
ent days will be sure to attract the
larger part of Wayne county's popu
lation to Honesdale upon the dates
mentioned. An effort will be made
to secure reduced rates on both the
Erie and Delaware and Hudson rail
roads, which with the good service
these roads are giving, will have a
tendency to bring record-breaking
crowds into tho county seat to wit
ness the grand civic and grange
parade on Tuesday, tho 27th, the
firemen's parade the following day,
the 2Sth, aud the beautiful floral and
automobile parades on Thursday,
Tho different committees are
working assiduously and all are fill
ed to the brim with enthusiasm.
The advertising committees has post
ers hung and all chairmen and as
sistants will endeavor to make the
affair a success. Live, hustling
chairmen have been selected and If
work counts for anything these men
will certainly demonstrate to the
public what can be accomplished.
The people of Honesdale and Wayne
county will be surprised In the re
sults " take It from us."
There will bo prizes offered for
the best and most artistically trim
med automobile and carriages In
line. Awards will also be presented
to participants in the Civic, Grange
and Floral parades. Nearly 200
owners of automobiles have given
their consent and promised to do all
In their power to make tho parade
tho finest in the three-day celebra
The music and entertainment com
mittees were instructed to secure as
good music as possible for tho oc
caslon. Undoubtedly some of the
best 'bands obtainable will be here
and discourse music for tho enter
tainment of the thousands of vial
tors that will bo In Honesdale dur
Ing the celebration.
Tho committees In charge hopo to
make tho celebration the talk of
Wayne and adjoining counties and if
printer's Ink will talk The Citizen In
tends to do Its share, remembering
that "A drop of Ink will make a
million think." Wo, as announced
In our last Issue, propose to give all
space necessary to present reading
matter of the celebration intelligent
ly before the people of Wayne coun
ty. Tho event will bo a Wayne
To our exchanges: Kindly make
an extract of the above article and
give It as much publicity as possiblo
You will not only confer a favor up
on the committee in charge of the
celebration, but wo consider It
fraternal courtesy. 'Ed.
late Bishop Potter of New York,
July 14, 1S47, and was built under
the auspices of Rev. E. Mendonhall,
who served the parish as rector for
many years. Rev. Dexter Fay's an
Inversary address was well delivered
EFFICIENCY OF COMMON
It is Shown by Statistics of the
United States Bureau of Education.
Mrs. John Clift Dead.
Mrs. John Clift for many years a
resident of Prompton, died at her
homo there at 11:30 o'clock Wed
nesday evening, at the age of seven
ty-four years. She was born in
Lewanlck, Cornwall, England, on
May 3, 1838, and was a daughter of
Thomas and Elizabeth (Prout) Har
ris, who were members of the Meth
odlst Episcopal church, and never
Miss Eliza (Harris) HIno married
John Clift in Honesdale on Sept. 1G
1S8G. She was a kind mother and
a good neighbor and a devou
'Christian. Her husband preceded
her In death many years ago. She
is survived by several children. Th
funeral services will bo held at tho
homo on Saturday afternoon at
o'clock, and at tho 'Presbyterian
church at two-thirty o'clock, Rev
Mr. and Mrs. E. Dwlght Price of
Pittsburgh, arrived hero on Tuesday
for a visit at tho lattera mother,
Mrs. Julia Holforlch, on West street
Mrs. Helferich returned recently
from a visit with her daughter In
Washington, D. C, July IS. The
fewer children born? Do larger
numbers die per million of popula
tion now than twenty years ago? Or
Is the average length of human life
These questions are questions
suggested in the Introduction of the
statistical report of tho United
States Bureau of Education for
1911, following the statement that
the percentage of the total popula
tion enrolled In the schools In 1910
was less than In 1S90.
It Is pointed out that Important
methods of gathering statistics ac
count for a part of the loss, but on
tho other hand other authorities
note that compulsory education laws
and like social agencies are bring
ing a greater ana greater propor
tion of children to the schoolhouse
door. The Introductory statement
to the Education Bureau's docu
ment says In nart:
" There was an apparent de
crease In the percentage of the total
population enrolled In the scnoois
as a whole from 22.54 in 1S90 to
1.54 in 1910. The loss may bo giv
en in numbers as 919,723. In oth
er words, the grand total of school
enrollment in 1910 would have been
0.731.645 if the percentage of lsyu
had been maintained, in place of the
9,811,922 grand total.
"All this loss and more Is suffer-
t bv the elementary schools, for the
higher institutions made substantial
gains and the secondary schools
show marked Increase In enrollment
as compared with the total popula
"There Is no reason for the bellei
that the schools have lost ground In
reality. This comparison Is with
fntnl nnnnlntlnn. lint sphnnl nonula-
tion, and it is probable tnat mere
are relatively fewer children now
'If there are not so many cnn-
dren proportloantely, there will nat
urally bo proportionally rewer pu
pils. Furthermore, it is well known
that the constant Improvement in
statistical methods has resulted in
tho elimination to an Increasing ex
tent of duplicate enrollments. The
decrease that results Is apparent
only and causes no concern."
In further support of this con
tention, figures are cited which show
that had the apparent relative de
crease of 919,723 In enrollment been
real, the loss would have been more
than made up In the Increased effi
ciency of the common schools, for
the per cent, of average daily at
tendance Increased from G8.01 In
1890 to 71.30 In 1910s the average
length of school term Increased from
134.7 days to lu7.; days between
the same dates. lAt the same time
the average number of days, school
ing received by each child of school
age Increased from C9.2 in 1830 to
80.5 in 1910, while the nverage
number of days attended by each
pupil enrolled Increased from 8G.3 in
1890 to 113.0 in 191U.
Mr. WimmI Is Interested in a Washing
Machine for Oranges Former 'f
llusclmll Player in Orange f
The Florida Citrons Society, with
headquarters at Tampa, Florida,
have purchased tho rights of an
orange washing machine to be used j
on the orange farms of Florida,
Cuba and the West Indies, for the
purpose of washing the fruit beforo
it is shipped to all parts of the
world. James Wood, cousin of W.
W. Wood, of this place, is employed
In the interest of the Florida Citrons
Society to perfect this washer for
their use here in the east.
Formerly the oranges were wash
ed by hand, and on many of the In
dependent farms In Florida this
method Is still used but tho results
are not as good as with the ma
chine. In California the machine has been
In use for many years and success
fully and the Florida Citrons Society
provailed upon Mr. Wood, who is a
mechanic, to remodel the California
machine and construct one that
would meet all the requirements of
the Florida grown fruit. Tho so
ciety then purchased the rights to
manufacture the machine for their
own use, in Florida, Cuba and tho
West Indies. The Citrons Associa
tion comprises all the leading orange
growers In Florida and they have
brought the orange to Its highest
state of perfection. Every caution
is taken to destroy Insects that are
injurious to the growing of the fruit.
At present there Is a white Hy that
is causing the growers much anxi
ety. It Is not a destructive Insect,
hut covers the orange with a black
sediment, which must be washed off
before tho fruit is allowed to go on
tlje market. An appropriation of
$10,000 has been made by the so
ciety to send experts throughout the
eastern countries to ascertain the
home of the white fly and If possible
to find an enemy to this natural
enemy of the orange. The society
have been perfecting this washing
machine for the past three years and
at the present time have made many
improvements upon It. Throughout
the state the growers who belong
to the association are very careful In
handling tho fruit they ship. All
packers wear white gloves and the
oranges from the time they are
picked to the time they are packed
for shipment do not come in con
tact with the hands. The associa
tion ships in the neighborhood of E -000,000
boxes of oranges a year.
Mr. Wood is now arranging to es
tablish a select colony of about
thirty heads of families in one of the
best known sections in Florida, the
Indian River section, which is noted
for its fine fruit. His plan is to
provide a home and a small tract of
land for the colonists at a low ex
pense to them.
W. C. Temple, of "Temple Cup"
fame, formerly owner of tho Pitts
burgh base ball club, Is general
manager of the Citrons Fruit Ex
change of Florida. Mr. Wood Is In
the neighborhood of 70 years and Is
an old baso ball man, having or
ganized and managed the Chicago
White Sox and brought them the
pennant their first year. That was
in 1870. In 1875 he lost a limb and
has been out of tho game but is still
an enthusiastic fan.
Xatliaii Swarl.'s Body Found In
Rooming House Left Note Ex
(Special to Tho Citizen.)
New York, July IS. Xathan
Swartz, the murderer of poor Julia
Conners In the tenement district of
this city a few days ago, was to-day
found dead In a rooming house on
Christy street, near a pollco station.
He had committed suicide by turn
ing the gas on in the room. A note,
written by him, that he had killed
Julia Conners and that he felt sorry
but couldn't help it, was found.
MARTIN HESSLER KILLED BY
(.special lo The Citizen.)
Hawley, July 18.
Our most busy man Is the Ice man
' as Hawley has been Just sizzling
Lakevillo .Alan Struck by Holt on . with the heat for the past week. A
Way to Visit Son in Swamp Ilrook. i i0Wer temperature this afternoon has
Martin Dossier, of Lakevllle, was 1 brought relief. Closed blinds and
struck and almost instantly killed i drawn shades denote that many hao
by lightning about half past six went to their warm weather retreat
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FROST IX VERMONT.
Thermometer Drops ."8 Degrees
(Special to Tho Citizen.)
Montpelier, Vt., July 17. Follow
ing three weeks of Intense heat, with
the thermometer twice touching 100
degrees, the temperature dropped 58
degrees in twenty-four hours, bring
ing frost. Much damage was done
on truck farms.
CADETS LAWN FETE A BIG
The Music and Recitations Were
Well Received and Many From
SiTUiitou Helped Entertain
The St. John's Cadets lawn so
cial festival at St. John's rectory on
Tuesday evening, turned out to be a
success, financially and socially. Ice
cream, cake and soft drinks were
sold and there were both vocal and
instrumental music and the as
sembled company wero well enter
tained. Tables wero set on the
lawn surrounding the rectory.
Mr. Carr, the Misses Havey, Hlg-
gins and Regina Caufleld, tne com
mittee on music and entertainment,
had a very fine program. Tho sing
ing was of a good, catchy nature,
while the instrumental music of
Messrs. Carr, Wagner "and Short,
was very much praised. Miss Cath
erine Plnnerty's recitation with
niano accompaniment by her sister,
Miss Angela, was a rare treat. Miss
Ward recited a few fine selections.
Miss Elizabeth Caufleld and her
brother, Edward, played sweetly,
Mr. KalliKhan sang two very heau
tlful songs. Tho song by Miss Re
gina Caufleld was very much en
Mrs. M. J. Gordon, a cousin of
Father O'Toole, and Miss Kate
Reardon. the orsanlst and musical
director of St. John's church,
Scranton, delighted everyone by
their singing and piano playing.
Miss Reardon is tho young lady
who staged and Instructed the
choruses of the Ladles' Minstrels
recently given in Scranton.
Mrs. Gordon and Miss Reardon
have consented to render a few se
lections next Sunday morning and
evening In St. John's church. The
niano presented by a half dozen
Scranton friends to Father O'Toole
had a very strenuous tryout Tuesday
evening, and gave abundant satis
FINED $5 AND COSTS
RIXH WILL VOTE FOR TAFT.
"I shall vote for William T. Taft
for president, If I am elected a
nresldontlal elector." said E. M.
Rlne, general superintendent of the
Lackawanna, when aBked Wednes
day if ho would allow his name to
be used as a candidate for elector
by tho nronosed third party, which
is anxious to nominate Theodoro
"it wouldn't bo fair for mo to al
low my name to bo used, and I
won't. Pm for Taft.
"I was a Roosevelt man and If ho
had been nominated at Chicago, I
should havo voted for him, but Taft
was nominated, and I shall vote for
him. If elected.
"As I understand it, live ot our
fellows voted ono way and flvo the
other at tho etato convention, and It
wouldn't ho fair for mo to vote
against the decision of tho national
"First of all, I am a Republican
antl J shall support the nominee of
the Republican national convention.'
George Southerton Arrested for
Disorderly Conduct and liolst
e rous Language.
On information sworn to by
Henry J. Cook, before 'Squire R. A.
Smith, George Southerton was ar
rested for disorderly conduct and
threats made against Cook on Sun
day night in front of his home on
River street. It is alleged that
whllo Cook, his wife and son were
standing on the sidewalk near their
homo about 7:30 Sunday evening
George Southerton came along tho
road on his bicycle. He passed be
tween Cook and his wife and then
Jumped off his wheel and camo up to
them using profane and abusive lan
guage and talking in a loud, voice
so as to disturb tho neighbors.
Cook testified that he did not see
Southerton coming and that ho was
riding on the walk and ordered him
(Cook) to get oil tho walk to let
Southerton pass. Cook testified that
Southerton said that he needed to
have his head broken but did not
George Sotherton swore that Cook
would not get off tho walk to lot
him pass; that ho was next to a shed
on the side of tho road and could
not get off. When Attorney F. I
the Irving, he said that he did hut
was not on picket duty and did not
go up this road with tho intention
of calling out Cook. Mrs. Barnes
testified that boisterous languago
and profano threats were used by
both Cook and Southerton.
Squlro Smith settled tho matter by
placing a flno of $5 and costs upon
tho defendant. R. M. Salmon rep
resented tho defendant and F. P
KImblo tho plaintiff. Both partici
pants live in Toxas township.
the storm. Ho had walked from 1
Lakevllle, where ho lived, to visit
his son, George Hessler, who llve3 at
Swam Brook, near White Mills. He
had Just reached the yard ot his
son's home and after talking to
Clarence Gregory, who lives across
the road, for a moment, he started to
walk toward the house, when a bolt
descended and killed him. His son
was in the house shaving at the time
and when he heard the report of the
thunder ha looked out Just In time
to see his father fall to the ground.
Hessler was not killed instantly and
his son asked him on reaching the
spot if he had been struck and on
replying that he had the father fell
back, dead. He was carried to the
house where, upon examination, It
was found that there were many
small burns on the body.
Mr. Hessler was about seventy-
three years of age and was born In
Germany In 1839. He came to Amer
ica In 1892 and the same year was
united In marriage to Mrs. Sacks, ot
Lakevllle, where they have lived for
the past few years. He Is survived
by his wife, who resides in
Lakevllle, and the following chil
dren: George, of Swamp Brook;
Christopher, of Lansing, Michigan;
Philip, of San Francisco, ual.; Mrs.
Hahn. of Iona, Michigan. No ar
rangements have as yet been made
for the funeral as they are waiting
for Mrs. Hessler to arrive in Swamp
Alleged discrimination in the fur
nishing of electric service by the
Murray Electric Light & Power com
pany In Monticello, Is complained or
to the public service commission by
Frank H. Osborne of that village.
He claims that his repeated applica
tions to tho company for current for
his garage to operate his vulcanizing
plant and other machinery have not
been acted upon, while for some time
past the company has supplied like
service to two other garages in Mon
ticello. Last year It is stated the
company wired complainant's garage,
but has since that time refused to
supply him with energy, notwith
standing his wi'lingness to bear part
of the cost of connecting his plant
with the company s power line. This
complaint has been served upon the
company and an answer will be filed
within 20 days.
How New Express Rates Will Bene
Average reduction In rates will
amount to fifteen per cent., whllo
drastic reforms in regulations and
practices are prescribed.
Small pacKages, or tnose ot less
than twelve pounds, will feel the
effect ot the reduction In charges
more than tho larger ones.
New rates are expected to create
business in transporting parcels
from the farm to the home and be
a factor in reducing the high cost
Country is divided into blocks or
zones practically fifty miles square,
and rates will be quoted between
zones-instead ot between towns,
rates between any two towns in the
same zones being identical.
Identity of interest between the
various express companies, the com
mission says, makes tho express
business almost a family affair.
REAL ESTATE TRAXSFERS.
Executors of William Penwarden,
late of Oregon to Ophelia J. Dolo
way, of Texas, lands in Oregon town
ship; consideration, $800.
Howard A. Swingle et ux. of Lake
to Horace L. Butler, same, land in
Lake township; consideration, $1S2
Colvin E. Woodmansee et ux. of
Equinunk, to Frank Thurston, same
place, land In Buckingham township;
Henry Brled et ux. of Hawley, to
Thomas Stout, same place, land in
Lackawaxen township and Hawley
borough; consideration, $400.
Azor E. Kellogg et ux. of Pres
ton, to George A. Flynn et ux. of
New York City, lands in Preston
township; consideration, $2900.
CAUGHT DIG TROUT.
Andrew DIngman, who resides
near Sliver Thread Falls, DIngman's
Ferry, caught a beautiful trout at tho
foot ot the falls ono day last week.
The trout weighed 25 ounces, and
was seventeen Inches long. It is tho
largest that has been landed in that
section In many years. Photographer
Williams Allerton, who is spending
tho summer at that place, took a
picture of the beauty, and it will bo
sent broadcast on postcards.
PARTS OF STATE.
Harrisburg, Jury 17. Pennsyl
vania Is beset this Summer by a
plague of grasshoppers, according to
Information which has been receiv
ed by State Zoologist Surface, from
farmors in agricultural counties.
Some counties report serious loss In
crops, and P. S. Fonstormachor and
others In Bucks and Berks counles
say that the dry weather and grass
hoppers are shortening tho crops.
"People should use" tho remedies
afforded by sprays and poison feeds,
as woll as hopper catchers," says
Dr. Surface. "I do not think that
the grashoppers will bo around in
such numbers next year, but thero
will bo an outbreak of blister beet
les or old-fashioned potato bugs,
which feed on tho eggs of tho hop
pers and follow up tho grasshoppers."
KUHX HELD FOR WRECK.
Washington, July 17. In holding
Conductor Kuhn responsible for tho
accident on tho Llgonior Valley rail
road, July 5, resulting In tho death
of nineteen persons and tho Injury
of twenti'-olght. Chief Inspector u
W. Bolnap In his report to tho In
terstate Commerce Commission,
made public to-day, said in part:
"No record Is kept of train or
ders. no train register is maintained.
and tho road has no printed rules ot
any kind governing' train operation.
LIGHTNING PLAYS HAVOC WITH
House and Bam Near Carley Hrook
Struck, the Former Burning to
Ground One Horse Killed
On Wednesday evening about
5:30 the lightning struck the
house, occupied by Amazon Butler
and family near Kellow's Pond,
and did much damage to the roof
and broke many of tho windows.
Tho lightning sopmed to have enter
ed through the screen on tho lower
Hoor and went up through the roof.
There was no lire but the house was
badly shattered. Mrs. Butler was
shocked as was her father, William
Pratt, who wero In the room where
tho lightning is supposed to havo
entered. Mr. Butler carries in
surancc In tho Farmers' Mutual
Fire Insurance company.
A large ash tree near the Butler
homo was struck at about the same
time and completely shattered.
Tho large barn on tho farm of
William Watts, north-west of Car
ley Brook, was struck hy lightning
on Wednesady ovenlng about 5: JO
and burned to tho ground together
with Its contents. There was
quantity ot farming implements and
about 15 tons of now hay In the
barn. All wero burned. Tho barn
was 50x30. A chicken coop at
tached containing about ten chick
ens, was also burned to the ground
Ono horse, which was In tho barn
when It was struck, was taken out
Mr. Watts had $1000 Insuranco In
tho Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance
A valuable horso owned by Amos
Gregory, near Beachlako was killed
by the lightning on Wednesday
ovenlng about 7 o'clock. Tho
horso was in tho stable at tho time
and thoro wore no marks on tho re
mains. Tho horse was valued at
have closed their town house and aro
comfortably settled In their summer
home at the above resort. The doc
tor has one of the finest locations
there Is on the shore of that beauti
ful sheet of water. The shore being
of the hard sort and underneath the
water Is the gravel bottom so well
suited as a bathing place.
Mrs. H. V. Wickham and son,
Joseph, Mrs. Jos. Wickham and little
son, Vance, and Mr. Voors comprised
a Scranton automobile party who
called on Mrs. Joseph Pennell Mon
day afternoon on their way home
from a trip to Atco near Narrows-
The Philathea class of tho Baptist
Sunday school will hold an ice cream
social on the church lawn Saturday
evening, July 20. All are cordially
Miss Jessie Brannlng has returned
to her home In New York City after
a vacation spent with relatives at
White Mills, Honesdale and this
place, being the guest here ot her
brother, D. J. Brannlng.
Bernlce Dunn, of Beach Lake, was
a guest at tho M. E. parsonage from
Saturday until Sunday afternoon.
Miss Dunn has been enjoying a va
cation trip through the rural dis
tricts, spending some time enroute at
Ariel and Hamlin.
Mrs. Artemas Simons and daugh
ter Nancy, are sojourning with rela
tives in the Electric City.
Wm. Schardt had charge of the
tonsorial parlors of Adolf Oschman
during the latter's absence on a busi
ness trip to New York city. Mr.
Schardt w.-u the right man in the
right place as he is an old hand at
the business, having successfully con
ducted a barber shop on Main avenue
for many years.
A. man by the name of Halleck.
employed by the Erie company as a
painter, was prostrated with the heat
Monday afternoon. Dr. Rodman gave
the case attention.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Walker of
Honesdale, were among other friends
who were entertained by Mr. and
Mrs. A. Oschman at their home on
Chestnut avenue Sunday afternoon.
Thomas Dunn, of Merlden, Conn.,
has been visiting his parents, Geo.
Dunn and wife. He enjoyed several
days fishing at Beach Lake, bringing
home a fine mess of fish.
S. Miller and Sons have purchased
an automobile with which to trans
port their summer guests, having
about 20 at present and more com
ing. Their boarding house Is at
Mr. and Mrs. David Flnkelsteln ot
this place are among the twenty who
are recreating there at present.
Although these are dog days they
are also snake days and before clos
ing my letter I must relate my first
snake story. As Pearl and Mabel
Shook were walking along the tram
way between here and their home at
Wilsonville on Saturday afternoon,
the Gth, they discovered a huge rat
tler. One of the girls thought best
to give his snakeship the right of
way and proceed onward hut her sis
ter thought that too tame, and al
ways ready for an adventure bravely
attacked tho reptile and killed It.
taking her trophy home with her.
The snake measured nearly five feet.
Clarence Pennell has finished bis
term of school at Washlngtonvllle,
N. Y., and is now spending his va
cation at his home at Lakevllle. He
has been elected as principal of that
school for another year.
C. D. Clugston, of East Waterford,
agent for S. D. of J., Is taking In
The marriage of John A. Lyons
and Myrtle E. Skinner, both of Haw
ley, will take place In the near fu
ture. Mr. Lyons Is an employe ot
the Keystone Cutting shop.
Dr. Russell Wall, Scranton, pass
ed Sunday with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. T. T. Wall on Penn avenue.
A considerable damage was done
In this vicinity by lightning during
the unusual hard shower that pass
ed ovor this place on Saturday. Tho
house and also a shed owned by
Wall & Murphy on the Gardner farm
was Btruck but neither being set on
fire. Tho heaviest loss reported was
tho killing of a line 3-year-old colt
belonging to William T). Rowe,
Mrs. D. G. Purdy, ofSchnectady.
is visiting relatives hero and at her
old home, Lakevllle.
Mrs. Howard klllam and Mrs.
Chester Pennell, Ariel, woro In town
Edward Tuthlll has been engaged
graveling and fixing up In flno shape
tho school campus preparatory to
opening a school there on Sept. 3,
1912. Geo. Slnburg has also given
the root a good overhauling so there
can possibly be no leakage.
Preparations aro being made for
tho Masonic Jubilee to bo held in
Masonlo Hall, Jotfersonvillo, the
week of July 22 for six days. The
Masonic society has received a large
list of all kinds ot merchandise, do
nated lor the occasion,
Thursday ovenlng, July 18, at foot
of Fifteenth street, the ladle3 of tho
Sodality of St. Mary Magdalen's
church will servo Ico cream, cake,
sandwiches and coffee. Home-made
candy and Japaneso articles for sale.
Mrs. Woodward will entortaln tho
Ladles' Aid society ot the Methodist
Episcopal church at tho home ot
Mrs. E. W. Burns on Thursday af
ternoon, Tho Maplo City Drum Corps will
hold an Ice cream social near the
Baptist church on Twelfth street on
Thursday ovenlng, July 25.
.The Buckingham family will hold
a reunion in Hamlin on Saturday,
July 27, at tho George F, Chapman
homo In East Hamlin. It will be a
basket picnic. All relatives are Invited.