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THE CITIZEN, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1913.
Wants, For Sale, Etc.
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STOCK FOH SALE 2 cows 2 yearl
ing heifers 1 three-year-old, fresh
January 3, 2 calves; also good driving
mare, weight 1000 pounds. I. Menhen
nett, Beech Grove. 97cl2
ENGINE FOIt SALE-10 H. P., second
hand Upright Steam Engine, in ex
cellent condition. Apply to G. P. Nell,
FIVE TEAMS WANTED to haul lum
ber to Ariel, Long Pond Mill, Lake
vllle, Pa. 07el3t
FOR ItENT Farnham house on Main
street, in part or as a whole. Prop
erty is also for sale. Inquire F. C. Fnrn
ham. Main street. 86t3
WILL LOAD APPLES all week nt t). &
H. station. This will be last week.
F. A. JENSEN. 0712 pd
HIGHEST CASH PRICES PAID FOR
Raw Furs and Ginseng. Morris
Freeman, 814 Court street, Honesdale.
ttOAfpuys a regular $300 piano. It is a
VU sample and introductory offer,
good till Christmas. Mclntyre. 97el2
HAVE your Christmas photographs
taken soon. Our display of framed
pictures is immense. Bodie's studio. 92e!8
FURS Highest prices paid for all
kinds of raw furs by Isbell of Seely-
FOR SALE 1 Base Burner Coal Stove;
one Oil Stove. Inquire at Electric
Light Co. or 1522 Wood Avenue. 88eltf
MJ. KELLY property on West street
for sale. Modern In all appoint
ments. Price $5,500. Inquire of Buy-U-A-Home
Realty Company, Jadwin Building,
Honesdale, Pa. 89eitf
Vl ANTED First class bookkeeper for
" local factory. Preference given to
one who can invest $1,000. Box OS, Hones
OR RENT A suite of rooms on Park
street. Inquire of Dr. Powell. SOtf
BOOKLETS for advertising purposes
designed and written on modern lines
at reasonable prices. Address "Booklet
Writer," Citizen office, Honesdale, Pa.
C OR .RENT Ono seven-room house
1 with Improvements. 640 River street.
Jacob Demer, Church street. S3eitf.
SALE BILLS, trespass notices on
cloth, and printing of all kinds for
the farmer is made a specialty at The
FOR SALE Brick house and lot 50x150,
1321 East street, known as Kenner
property. See Searle & Salmon. 81eitf
HAVE you a house you want to rent,
or a farm you want to sell:' Tell
our readers all about it let the little ad
Cdown and $10.00 in 20 days buys the
P,U latest Singer. Only 6 machines
at this price. Good till Dec. 20. Mclntyre.
EN Roughers Wanted. Demer Bros.
Co. Inc. Great Bend, Pa. 72eltf.
SPECIALIST in Shopping for tho ex
clusive, new and original: for Gifts,
Personal or Household use. Christmas
orders taken now. Address Grace
Clark, 41 West 22nd Street, New York
WHAT'S the use of fret and worry over
RAnsplpsn pnrpa nnrt Rtriffi? TTrh
these adlets in a hurry, let them smooth
your path of life.
r? OR rent Ton floor of Foster build-
lng opposite Union station. Suitable
for lodge rooms. Apply George Foster .
FOR RENT Seven rooms and a bath
In the Buel Dodge house, down stairs.
UUlllUl Ui. uuibii aiiu uoviuii Ditbtta nun
faCAjUDWIQ PIANO, $225.00, rented
JIuoU Rhnrt tlmn JAUp, nnw. Part
casn. uaiance DLivmeius. lucLiiLYre.
FIRST MORTGAGE FOR SALE Bear
ing 6 ner cent, interest on two DroD-
ertles in Honesdale. Owing to the death
of holder of mortgage it was placed with
the Buy-U-A-Home Realty Company,
fionesuaie, x a., lur uisyusiuuu. oti
WELVE PAIRS OF WINDOW blinds
4 1-2 x 14 Inches. practically as
good as new, for sale cheap. Address for
no, iHilnra T rrr Tlnv TB HnnAUdnla
ONE DOLLAR will open an account at
LL popular sheet music 10c copy. By
mail 11 cents. F, A. Jenkins' Music
these lltHe adlets. and they are busl-
l T I In cil (1 fr' itnvd Irnil MM 1 1 nnf hnv tn
MM n LUTH i 1 1 Villi. UUC1I 1L 1 1 11 1 1 IV 111. 1.1111111
I J II 11 U kUUUlUUH. UJ1V1 UIIIJ I 111UU1I1'
TALKING MACHINES till Christ
mas, $i2.ou. Mclntyre. srjeia
l ON'T KEEP your money home.
Brim; It to the Farmers and Me-
..in .1 - . . iH,AHAnA
East street, although not form-
-A large number ot teachers at-
ended the local teachers' Institute
leld at Damascus on Saturday, No
-During the month of November
ust closed Prothonotary W, J.
fames has Issued fltteen marriage
icenses, which is an Increase over
he same month last. year.
-Sir. and Mrs. B. P. Pollev an-
lounce the engagement of their
niitrhter. Hfirthn. V. tn .Tnmoo T.nr.
ng (Jakes, of Endlcott, N. Y., son of
ames Lorlng Oakes, of Honesdale.
-Arthur Henry Jones, of Peck-
uie, ana ansa urunces jou weiiB, 01
fatl.rwllaf nnrannnfra Wrlrlnv tii riyn
g, November 28th, by Rev. Will H.
-The Thanksgiving social given
nnnr inn niiRmr.RS ni tiiu jiinwnrLii
league of the Methodist church,
UD IU1K01V ULLUI1UOU. A DUUIL ill LI
leal program, interspersed with
ecltatlons, was rendered. Ice
ream and cake were served at the
lose of the entertainment.
Beginning December first tho
retail milk dealers will ralso milk
to. 8c a quart.
Canada cuts about two million
cords of, pulp wood annually, about
half of which is exported for manu
facture In the United -States.
Tracy Lighthlser, who recently
purchased the Powell building, late
ly vacated by George Schwenker, Is
having It repaired preparatory to
his occupying the store.
Miss Loretta McAvoy, of Pleas
ant Mount, was a prize winner at a
euchre conducted for the benefit of
St. Agnes church at Forest City on
Wednesday evening last. The af
fair was held in the borough hall
and was a success, both socially and
A pigeon, driven by the storm
of Friday, lost its bearing and took
refuge in the D. & H. freight depot,
where it remained a few days. It
became a pet of the. employees and
gathered nourishment around the
cars, standing on the siding.
Letters remaining uncalled for
at the Honesdale postoflice: Miss
Jennie Balnian, Mr. Devers, Miss
Alice Diamond, Miss Nettie M. Gibbs,
Wesley Limerick (2), P. Roberts,
Mrs. James Stanton, William A. Tay
lor, Mrs. Alford Wood. Please say
"Advertised" when calling for the
An announcement board has been
erected near the entrance to St.
John's Evangelical church by- the
young people's society. The board
is of a size sufficient to accommodate
letters of readable type at a distance.
The letters are of gilt on a black
background. Tho tablet bids the
Dr. Thomas Fltzslmmons, super
intendent of the State hospital for
the Criminal Insane at Farview, at
tended celebration of the silver jubi
lee of St. Joseph's society, Scranton,
recently. Dr. Fltzslmmons was pres
ent when the society was organized
in 1888, in St. Cecelia's hall and was
one of the speakers on that occa
sion. A picture of tho Deposit base
ball team appeared In a recent pub
lication of the Police Gazette. The
team played 21 games, having won
18 of them. W. F. Heft, formerly
of this place, was captain of the
nine. His little son, "Billy," was
mascot. Three other former Hones
dale boys, who are now glass cutters
in tho Kelly & Steinman factory at
Deposit, are members of the team.
Every farmer in Wayne county
should begin now to make prepara
tions to attend the Wayne County
Farmers' Institute which will open
in the court house in Honesdale on
Monday of next week and close on
Tuesday. Some of the best men of
the department of agriculture will
speak on timely topics. All granges,
alliances, agricultural societies and
kindred , agricultural organizations
are specially invited to attend these
meetings next week. Don't forget
the dates Monday and Tuesday,
December 8 to 9.
The condition of George Gerletz
of Gouldsboro, who was injured a
few days ago, in an automobile ac
cident, is reported to be quite seri
ous. He is in a Binghamton hospital
and is threatened with blood poison
ing of a severe cut on his side. He is
also suffering from internal injuries.
While driving his Ford car a few
days ago near Binghamton tho car
swerved on an icy piece in the road
way, causing It to turn turtle. In the
car with him at the time were Wil
liam Coler and W. N. Latham, form
er residents of Gouldsboro. They
escaped with slight injuries, but the
owner was pinned under tho car and
The twenty-fifth anniversary of
the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Wil
liam Butler, of Scranton, was ob
served Thursday. A large number
of friends' were entertained at a
sumptuous Thanksgiving dinner and
those present enjoyed an excellent
program of vocal and literary num
bers. Mr. and Mrs. Butler received
a largo number of presents. Those
present were: Mr. and Mrs. J. 3.
Butler, Mr. and Mrs. N. H. Butler,
Mr. and Mrs. William Caruth, Mr.
and Mrs. L. G. Butler, Clarence But
ler, Earl L. Butler, Russell J. But
ler and Miss Glenna V. Butler, all of
Sterling, Mr. and Mrs. James Welch,
of WIIkes-Barre; Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
Swingle and Miss Beulah Swingle,
of Avoca, Pa., Mrs. W. A. Frey and
Miss Gladys Frey, Hollisterville.
The promoters of the Catholic
club of Scranton are discussing and
arranging preliminary plans for a big
baseball night at the club house on
Wyoming avenue some time in the
not far distant future, at which Ira
Thomas, Stuffy Mclnnes, Eddie Mur
phy and possibly Rube Oldrlng of
tho world's champion Athletics are
expected to be guests of honor. Tho
date for the session has not been set
as It is not yet ascertained whether
all the prospective special guests will
be able to attend on the same night.
Tho intention of the officials of the
house committee is to arrange the
date for shortly after the first of the
year, just in the middle of the Win
ter season and at a period when the
ball players will begin to get the
togs out of the moth balls for the
trips to the training camps.
Michael Cannon and bride, who
were married In Carbondale on
Wednesday, mention of which ap
peared in the last Issue of The Citi
zen, returned homo Thursday night.
Tho bride and groom of a day were
given a rousing send off by their
Pioneer City friends at the train
that evening. The groom's dress
suit case, still quivering with tho ex
citement from its experience of a few
moments before, could not keep
still and without warning It fell out
of the rack, striking County Com
missioner Neville Holgate upon the
shoulder and breaking a window In
the passenger coach. Tho Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western Railroad
company may communicate with its
passengers from tho outside world
by wireless, but It takes a "Cannon"
to make known what Is going on on
the Delaware & Hudson line. The
boarders of Hotel Wayne, where Mr.
and Mrs.. Cannpn will make their
home, presented the bride and
groom with a handsome upholstered
There will be a district teach
ers' institute at Lake Como on Sat
urday of this week. Superintendent
Koehler expects to be in attendance.
The cable footbridge at the foot
of Main street, erected by .the em
ployps of tho elevator plant and the
silk mill, is completed. It is about
100 feet long and about fivo feet
A petition has been filed and
made returnable to the next sitting
of court for the transfer of the res
taurant license held by T. D. O'Con
nell, of Honesdale, to Miles Fltzpat
rick, also of this place.
Mrs. Robert Lees went to Scran
ton last week to attend the funeral
of her father, Mr. Williams, which
occurred there on Wednesday night
of last week. Mr. Williams was in
charge of the Marvin shaft, Delaware
& Hudson coal mine at Providence,
when the piece of coal which stands
near the old D. & H. station in
Honesdale was mined. The piece of
coal weighs 13, GOO pounds and is
considered the largest piece of coal
mined in this part of the country.
The large piece of coal was placed on
exhibition here about fifteen years
The newest idea in one-piece dres
ses at Menner & Co. Velvet, Ratine
and Messaline. 9Gt4
H. Z. Russell was a recent Scran
Harvey Ferguson was a caller in
Carbondale on Thursday.
G. W. Peil spent tho latter part
of the week in Jersey City.
Julius Rickert has entered the em
ploy of Henry Freund as clerk.
Miss Mary Howley is the guest of
relatives in Carbondale this week.
H. G. Rowland was a guest of
Carbondale friends on Thanksgiving.
Miss May Campbell spent Thanks
giving Day with friends in Scranton.
Miss Marie McDermott was tho
guest of Hawley relatives last week.
Miss Florence Eldred attended a
dance In Scranton Thanksgiving
Miss Minnie Brown, of Wilkes
Barre, is visiting friends in the Ma
J. Adam Kraft expects to occupy
his new home on Park street about
Samuel Katz is having a garage
built upon his property, located on
Elbert Lillie and daughter, Flor
ence, of Aldenvllle, were callers in
town on Saturday.
Misses Isabel and Mary' Yearlng
ton, of Carbondale, were recent visi
tors in Honesdale.
Miss Emma Dornheim, of this
place, spent Thanksgiving at her
home In Scranton.
Rev. John O'Toole spent the
Thanksgiving holidays at his former
home at Mount Carmel.
Postmaster Clarence M. Pethick,
of Tyler Hill, was a business caller
in Honesdale on Friday.
Miss Anna Williams was among
Honesdale people who spent
Thanksgiving in Scranton.
Miss Mary Murtha, of Scranton,
is visiting at the home of her mother
on Russell street this week.
Cyrenius Ball was a guest over
Thanksgiving of Mr. and Mrs.
Irwin Ball, in Wllkes-Barro.
Mr. and Mrs William Shanley and
daughter, Miss Dorothy, spent tho
week-end in New York city.
Mr. and Mrs. John Market, of
Brooklyn, recently spent a few days
with relatives in Honesdale.
Mr. and Mrs. George Lees were
Thanksgiving guests of Miss Anna
Richmond in New -York City.
Miss Barbara McLaughlin, of
Scranton, spent Thanksgiving and
the week-end with relatives here.
Miss Gladys Weaver has returned
to her home in Stroudsburg after
an extended visit with Honesdale
Miss Crescentla O'Connell and Miss
Margaret Griffin spent Thanksgiving
Day at tho home of J. S. O'Connor at
iMr. and Mrs. Joseph Menner and
son, Charles, spent Thanksgiving
with Mr. and Mrs. Horace Menner in
H. Bradford Dean, who had been
spending some time in Honesdale,
left the first of the week for New
Mr. and Mrs. Harrington Smith,
of Sherman, were Thanksgiving
guests of the Misses Brown on East
Miss Margaret Wick, of Norwich,
N. Y., returned Friday, she being the
guest of the Misses Soete over
Mr. and Mrs. Ulysses Beers. of
Dalton, were guests over Thanksgiv
ing of the latter's sister, Mrs. C, E,
Mills on East street.
Frank X. Soete, Jr., of Walton, N.
Y., roadmaster for tho Ontario &
Western railroad, spent Thanksgiv
ing at his home here.
Benjamin Gardner returned to
Factoryville on Friday last after
spending Thanksgiving with ac
quaintances In Honesdale.
Henry Tingley and daughter,
Louise, spent Thanksgiving with his
mother in Susquehanna county.
They returned home on Sunday
Mrs. C. J. Kelly, of Honesdale, Is
a guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
A. G. Reynolds and other relatives
here. Tunkhannock Republican.
James Davers, of Fifteenth street,
who' is in tho State hospital, Scran
ton, whero it was feared that he
had typhoid fever, Is Improving.
Henry R. Shirley has returned
from a three months' trip in the
west. While absent he visited the
Panama 1915 exhibition grounds.
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Williams and
son Merlyn, spent Thanksgiving
with their children, Mrs. L. M. Bid
well and son, Earl, in Carbondale.
Misses Margaret Donnelly, Marie
Bracey, Helen Oakes, Hortenso Mc
Kenna and Lillian Barber! spent
Thursday and Friday in Carbondale.
Miss Louise Lee returned to her
duties as teacher in the Jersey City
High schools on Sunday after spend
ing Thanksgiving with her parents
Miss Jbsephlne Schwager return
ed Saturday to her home In Wllkes-
j Barre after a pleasant week spent
with the Misses Ward on West Park
Rev. Will H. Hlller attended a
banquet of the Methodist men In
Elm Park church, Wednesday eve
ning. Bishop Anderson was the
Earl Benjamin is spending a two
weeks' vacation from his duties in
the drawing room of the Gurpey Ele
vator company, with his parents In
Miss Sara Menner, of Wells Col
lege, Aurora, N. Y., is spending a
few days' vacation with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. David H. Menner, on
Austin Lyons, of the law depart
ment of tho Prudential Insurance
company, New York City, recently
spent a few days with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Lyons, on Park
Mrs. Cyrus Wooden returned
Thursday from Scranton where she
spent a week with the family of
Grant Pragnelle. Mrs. Wooden is
now caring for Mrs. Robert Cohen,
on River street.
Attorney R. M. Salmon, who has
been quite ill at his home on North
Main street, is recovering from a
threatened attack of pneumonia.
Miss Woodburn of Scranton, a pro
fessional nurse, is in charge.
v Editor and .Mrs. E. A. Penniman
are both confined to their beds by ill
ness and are under the care of train
ed nurses. As we go to press we are
informed that there Is a marked Im
provement in their condition.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Nuelle and
daughter Elizabeth, returned Fri
day to their homo in Middletown, N.
Y., after being entertained over
Thanksgiving at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank X. Soete, Sr., on Ninth
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Schoon
over, of Scranton, were Thanksgiv
ing and week-end guests of Mr. and
Mrs. C. K. Schoonover on Eleventh
St. Mr. Schoonover is proprietor of a
window plate glass store in the Elec
tric City. He is building up a good
business which is good news for his
many Honesdale friends.
Miss Ethel Bartleson, of feouth
Sterling, and Stewart Marion, of
Stroudsburg, were united in mar
riage at tho Simpson M. E. church
on Thursday. The ceremony was
performed by Rev. James Benning
er. Ph. D.
After a brief wedding tour Mr.
and Mrs. Marlon will reside in
Stroudsburg, where the groom has
a lucrative position.
Wardio Gillett, of Bidwell Hill,
and Miss Clara Simons, of Hamlin,
were united in marriage recently at
the homo of Charles Simons, of
Hamlin. Tho ceremony was per
formed by Rev. O. G. Russell. The
attendants were Miss Cora Martin, of
Ledgedale, and William Gerrity of
They are now enjoying a motoring
trip through the New England
FOOD PRICES STIR
Federal Probe Is Aimed at Gold
TO PLAGE RESPONSIBILITY.
Housewives' League Urges a General
Boycott Until Eggs Are Cheaper A
Proposed Investigation by Congress
of an Alleged Egg Trust.
Retail prices of the principal articles
of food used In tho worklngman's home
were higher Aug. 15, 1013, than at any
time in the twenty-three years and
seven months preceding, according to
figures made public by tho bureau of
labor statistics. Washington Is among
tho forty principal cities used as a ba
sis for the statistics. The increase in
prices over the same date of last year
is 8 per cent, tho bulletin states.
Of the eighteen articles Included in
the statistics fifteen showed an in
crease and three sugar, flour and corn,
meal Indicated a decline in price.
Now a federal Investigation of tho
alleged cold storage combine has been
formally ordered by Attorney General
McReynolds. He has instructed em
ployees of the bureau of investigation
and district attorneys throughout the
country to get complete figures on tho
allegations that cold storage men nro
withholding eggs nnd other products
from tho market in an effort to boost
Tho inquiry will cover every largo J
city In tho United States, nnd if evi
dence proves tho statements already
made to the attorney general ho will
bring prosecutions both under tho
criminal provisions of tho pure food
law and tho Interstate commerce law.
Particular attention will bo paid to
tho situation in Philadelphia, New
York and certain other largo cities.
Tho department will try to ascertain
whether there has been any conspiracy
among cold storage plants to raise
prices of eggs and similar food articles
j or so to regulate the flow of products
from cold storage plants lis to forco
prices to a higher level by creating ar
tificial shortages. Attorney .General
JTcneyholdS is 'understOooTto EuvCDeen
seriously Impressed with statements
that have como Into his possession
showing a remnrkable Increased price
of eggs and other food products.
The Boycott on Eggs.
At present the high price of eggs is
agitating tho public mind to such an
extent that the national executive com
mittee of the. Housewives' league, of
which Mrs. Julian Heath of Now York
city is national president, has called a
nation wide boycott on eggs. This ac
tion was decided upon at a recent
meeting of the executive committee at
Mrs. Heath's home.
Telegrams wore sent to several hun
dred heads of local organizations
throughout tho country asking co-operation
In tho boycott. This is tho tele
gram to the local leagues:
Tho situation In tho egg market la acute
and chaotic. Tho consumer Is being ex
ploited. After careful deliberation the na
tional executive committee of the House
wives' league calls upon its members and
tho consumers In the United States to
protest against tho present manipulation
by ceasing to use eggs until conditions
change. Notify nil members. Report to
national executtvo committee Give wide
publicity. Watch daily papers.
The national organization of the
Housewives' league claims some 700,
Representative Kenneth D. McKellar
of Tennessee declares that there Is an
egg trust and that carloads of eggs are
smashed to raise tho prices, and he has
announced his intention of asking an
immediate investigation by congress of
the cold storage interests. He claims
to have information to show that man
ipulation of markets by cold storage
Interests has caused the present high
prices for food products.
A part of the information which the
Tennessee representative has obtained
is now in possession of the department
Mr. McKellar says that ho has been
informed that one concern had actually
destroyed eggs by the carload after Its
warehouses had becomo taxed to their
capacity, rather than allow tho eggs to
go on sale at retail and thereby curtail
tho plan of "cornering" the egg mar
ket. "I believe tho federal government
can, by a simple law," said Represent
ative McKellar in a recent Interview,
"largely do away with this unjust use
of cold storage. Tho scheme Is simply
to prohibit Interstate shipments of all
kinds of fresh meats, fish, butter, eggs
and tho like that have been kept in
cold storage for a longer period than
three months, with fine or Imprison
ment or both for violation. Food gam
bling cannot bo excused on any
"I find that there are now stored In
cold storage warehouses in ono stnto
10,000,000 dozens of eggs and that 00
per cent of these have been In storage
since April 1. This is probably rela
tively the case in every state in tho
Union, and the cold storage men seem
to be simply manipulating the market
by creating an artificial scarcity. What
Is true of the egg situation is also true
of fish, meat nnd butter."
MAETERLINCK ON SPIRITS.
His Opinion About Those Materialized
Maurico Maeterlinck, writing about
life after death In the Fortnightly Re
view, makes these remarks about the
so called "spirits" that are materialized
"It is a remarkable thing that they
appear to bo much moro Interested in
events here below than in those of the
world wherein they move.
"They seem, above all, jealous in es
tablishing their Identity, to provo that
they still exist, that they recognize us,
that they know everything, and to con
vince us of this they enter into tho
most minute and forgotten details with
extraordinary precision, perspicacity
"They are also oxtremely clever at
unraveling tho Intricate family connec
tions of tho person actually question
ing them, of any of the sitters, or even
of a stranger entering tho room. They
recall this ono's little infirmities, that
one's maladies, the eccentricities or
tendencies of a third.
"They have cognizance of events tak
ing place nt a distance, but there
comes from It all no breath, no glim
mer of the hereafter, not oven tho
something vaguely promised and
vaguely waited for.
"Wo shall bo told that tho mediums
aro visited only by inferior spirits, in
capablo of tearing themselves from
earthly cares and soaring toward
greater and loftier Ideas. It Is pos-i
llblc, nnd no doubt wo nro wrong to
oelievo that a spirit stripped of its
body can suddenly bo transformed and
reach In a moment the level of our
Imaginings, but could they not at least
Inform us where they aro and what
they feel and wn,t tiny do?"
A new line of cosy coats for winter
wear at Menner & Co, 9Gt4
CHEMICALLY TREARED AIR INSTEAD OF
SKIN GRAFTING SAVES LIFE OF A VICTIM
With 200 square inches of flesh
burned from his body and his life de
spaired of, Tarry P. Stabler, 23
years old, of Baltimore, Md after
undergoing a riew treatment at a
hospital there, is now ablo to walk
about the hospital courtyard and en
joyed his Thanksgiving dinner,
Skin-grafting was deemed im
practicable and physicians at tho
hospital decided to try tho effect of
chemically treated air on tho burn
ed surface of tho patient. As a re
sult, seventy-five square Inches of
surface have healed.
Little hopo was entertained for
Stabler's life when he was brought
surveying for electric
trunk Line to pittston.
Isaac B. Sandercock, county sur
veyor, is now working for the Wayne
Development tfompany between Wil
sonvllle and Pittston. The surveying
corps Is now at Elmhurst. The1 routo
starts from the proposed power house
at Hawley, thence to Salem, through
Hollisterville to Elmhurst, via of
Lake Scranton to Avoca and thence
to Pittston. Surveyor Sandercock
told a Citizen representative Monday
that three routes are being surveyed,
but he thought tho above mentioned
would be followed. The purpose of
tho survey is to establish a line to
convey electricity to Pittston for
That the Wayne Development com
pany means business is evinced by
the fact that they are going ahead
with so many improvements.
Dentil of Benjamin Tyler.
Benjamin Tyler, probably the old
est resident of Sullivan county, N. Y
died at his home In Hanklns, N. Y
Sunday morning, Nov. 30th, aged 95
years. His death was due to the ef
fects of a hard fall received a few
The deceased was born at Rock
Run, Sullivan county, N. Y., in 1818,
being a grandson of Capt. Bazateel
Tyler who was killed by the Indians
in the battle of Minislnk.
He married Miss Rosetta Ross in
1839, and to them five children were
born, Rufus R., Mrs. Abram Bennett
and Miss Loretta, who are dead, and
Leonard B. of Salamanca, N. Y., and
Miss Nettle, at homo. His wife died
Anril 3. 1RRS.
Benjamin Tyler was probably the
best known find mnst. rAanpntoil mnn
In his vicinity, having been a llfe-
iuuk unnsuan anu memDer or tno
Methodist r.lllirfh Ho mvnoH nnrl
oneratfid n. farm nnrl fprrv nt Pnnlnv
on the Wayne county side of the Del
aware river ior many years doing an
extensive lumDenng Business. Many
of our older readers will reinomW
him as an experienced raftsman in
uio nays wnen iney were numerous
along the Delaware. Tyler's ferry is
a landmark which Is still known by
For the last forty-five years of his
life he conducted a general store at
Hanklns, being ably assisted by a
faithful daughter, Miss Nettie.
A peculiar state of affairs exists In
Cooperstown. Leon H. Ellsworth Is
the town clerk; he Is to bo married
Saturday of this week to Miss Laura
P. Barnum. As clerk he has no le
gal right to issue his own license and
by law no other provision is made
other than for tho town clerk to is
sue such papers. To obtain a license
it is expected that Mr. Ellsworth
will resign as clerk and the succes
sor will issue the license needed.
Perhaps you will not believe it, but
they say that one of our town girls
recently sent the usual twenty-five
cents to find out how to whiten her
hands, and in a few days tho follow
ing answer came: "Soak them in
dish water and dry them on the
broom handle." Her mother was
tickled almost to death. Sidney En
terprise. The old story of highwaymen mis
sing a roll of bills and only getting
the small change, cropped out at
Highland, Ulster county, recently. A
farm hand, who had been working
for Enoch Carpenter of that place,
was paid off and when going to tho
station to take a train home he met
two men. He gave them plenty of
room to pass 'but they headed di
rectly for him. One struck him on
the jaw, making him unconscious.
The men went through his pockets
and got 48 cents, overlooking ?200
in his vest pocket. Recovering from
the blow he walked to a physician
who found his jaw had been broken.
The highwaymen escaped. Downs
MOXA LISA, THE EVIL ONE.
Painting Stolen From Lourro Re
viled by London Lecturer.
London. Leonardo da Vinci's
"Mona Lisa," the picture which was
stolon from the Louvre, Is the em
bodiment of evil, according to Kane
S. Smith, a lecturer at the University
of London, who spoke on "Beauty
and Morality" rocently.
Ho contended that the colebrated
painting Is "ono of the most actively
evil pictures over painted, tho em
bodiment of all evil tho painter could
Imagine put into the most attractive
form he could devise."
"It is an exquisite pleco of paint
ing," continued Mr. Smlth,."but If
you look at It long enough to get In
to Its atmosphere I think you will
bo glad to escape from its influence.
It has an atmosphere of undefinable
The audience, composed mainly of
women, applauded enthusiastically.
to the hospital on October 4, uncon
scious from burns caused by boiling
tar. Tho flesh on his neck, breast
and abdomen was baked to a depth
of a sixteenth of an Inch, and the
physicians worked on him for fivo
hours cleaning the burned part.
An experiment was conducted with
Stabler's hand and arm, and tho ro
sult encouraged the physicians to ex
tend the method. A special frame
work of pliable wood was designed
to fit securely about tho body of tho
patient from tho mouth to the waist.
Tho burned surface from tho chin
down was exposed to the air that fil
tered through the chemically treated
stretched on tho frame.