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Wayne County Organ
HONE SD ALB, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1908.
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FLEETS OF AIRSHIPS.
British War Balloon Expert Says Time
For Them I Near.
In the oplulou of Colonel Jnmca
Totnpler, former superintendent of the
balloon' factor' of the British nrmy nt
AJdcrshot, who tulked at the Waldorf
hotel in New fork thu other night ou
military aeronautics, it will be only a
comparatively short time when the
.'tiulted. States ami other countries will
have large fleets of large dirigible bal
loons for emergencies of war.
The colonel went to New York nftcr
witnessing the tests of Captain Thom
as S. Baldwin's war balloon nt Fet
Myor. Va. He said countries like the
United States and England, Instead of
having only two or three little dirigi
bles, carrying two or threo men ench,
would ultimately be content with noth
ing less than several hundred war bal
loons. "f -as delighted," said the colonel,
"wit! Captain Baldwin's balloon, as it
was Just the right shape and size effi
ciently to trnlu men, and It certainly
was n great personal success for Cap
to'' Baldwin who, by the way, is a
splendid chap ns hitherto that size
balloon had nr-r becu uiado so that
It could bo botn dirigible and buoyant.
The fact of Its taking tin two men ren
dered the ascent m.fuo by Captain'
Baldwin and Lieutenant Lnhm very
surprising to me and n most unquali
"I am delighted to think that It Is
undor .consideration that Captain Bald
win is to receive instructions to build
a larger dlrlgiblo balloon for your war
department as soon as the money can
bo obtained. This matter should be
pushed with all posslblo facility.
"I am delighted with my reception.
I am delighted with the country. Un
less I get. orders I shall stay here un
til the, Wrights' aeroplane tests are
over. I want to sco those, not that ,1
havo any doubt as to the Wrights
meeting all tho specifications of the
war department, but because I believe
they can do even more. I spent ono
whole day with Orvlllo Wright, and I
cannot toll you how favorably i ) im
pressed me. Tho Wrights are, in fact,
tho best up to date with aeroplanes.
They have tho best heavier than nlr
machine that I havo yet seen or read
of. ge have a. man In England, Cody
" by BamehyylH really surprise peo
ple wK& aeroplane that he will
-iootftaitf&r'lhe British army. Then
.', 1triBHHta't say anything about'
W'?rdM 'Bald ' tnl0no'
MWXUT BRYAN IN GRANITE.
Amateur Sculptor Hat Carved Fifty
four 'f?acea.'on Small Block.
, Elmer Burkett of Wayne, Pa., mine
owner' and "amateur sculptor, who ar-
rye3"aVNew York recently on the
Cunarder Lnsltanla with n small piece
of gtanlte jn'hls pocket, is looking for
William Jennings Bryan. Ho met Mr.
ii 4Wv-iTaft .abroad and managed to get the
Jlmn'reesjpn 'of tho Republican cnndl--
date's headon tho granito rock and is
'K$. v (now In pursuit of Mr. Bryan for a sit-
v Mr. Burkett has chiseled some
, crowned heads on his talisman, and,
i although .the stone Is only 3 by 7 by 7
k Inches, ho has carved upon it tho faces
' .of 4 fifty-four persons of note he has
io , Mr. Burkett said that many
. ; years ago, before ho became wealthy,
. Ite was.yalklng.aHniB tho tracks of tho
iruMn lino or tne fennsyivaniaraitroaa
snd 'found tho piece of granite. A
ttir days -later' fortuno smiled upon
him. and no amount of money, ho said,
could tempt him to part with it
Ho has a' set of small, sharp steel
tools, made especially for him, and
they are always wrapped up with the
rock and guarded more carefully than
his purse. While on his way to Liv
erpool a year ago on tho Cunarder the
sculptor received an offer of $10,000
from an art collector for tho rock of
many heads, but be refused to sell it
Mars 'has a 'day. forty-one minutes
longer ttipB our. own.
A photographic process which gives
both perspective and relief Is the in
vention of Professor Llppmnn of Paris,
a pioneer In color photography.
The popular "notion that tho full
moon disperses clouds has been found
to bo Incorrect by scientific Investiga
tions carriod on for six years by a
German scientist, Otto Mcissner.
The Pleiades havo long formed an
Interesting' test of vision. To ordinary
eyesight six stars are visible, but keen
eyed persons sco seven and even
eleven or more. Reporting late obser
vations, P. Vincnrt, an Antwerp as
tronomer, mentions counting thirteen
Pleiades with' tho naked eye.
No Tranafer For Bryan.
.W. h Qryan makes a .frank state
meat of ;hli reioucres, and tolls how
and where he got his money. He is
worth 1115.000, and made most of It
lecturing. Owing to the fact that ho
Is doing so nicely on tho platform, It
would be hardly, right to transfer blm
ta a Bald where he .might make a moss
ft tblaxa both for hlraiolf and tho
JUDGE'S OFFER TO A BOY.
To Get $100 If He Gives Up Revolvers
and Yellow Backs Until Twenty-one.
"Stop carrying n revolver ami iuit
reading yellow backs until you arc
twenty-one. Then coino around to my
office and I will give you n check for
$100 to hclii you along."
Judge Jolm T. Sims of Kansas City.
Kan., was moved to generosity the
other morning when .Tames Illggins of
2S00 North Tremont street, Kansas
City, n youth of sixteen, entered tho
police courtroom In that city and, stop
ping up to the desk, laid down n .'12
caliber revolver and a pile, of paper
"There they are, judge, nil of them."
ho said, lie started to run away, but
a now thought struck hlrn. "I like
to read stories of hunting and of ad
venture, and, ns for the revolver. 1
only used It to practice shooting when
I went down to the river bank."
Judge Sims looked at the paper
backs. Two of them wore of tho Tip
Top Weekly series and were entitled
"Dick Merrlwcll In tho Wilds" and
"Dick Mcrrlwell's Red Comrade," both
stories of hunting In the mountains.
Tho other was of the Nick Carter
(Weekly series, entitled "Nick Carter's
Jnr.arv?e Rival." It was a detective
story of Jnan.
"These n..(y not be so bad," Judge
Sims .nmentcd. "But as n general
pr ,nsltIon such re '.ding Is bad for a
boy, and too often it leads to evil
There Is something good in you. some
thing hopeful, something manly. Sec
that you quit reading sueh things, stop
carrying a gun, make a man of your
self and tho $100 Is yours."
Hoboken Inventor Shows Dressmaker:
Labor Saving Device.
While fourteen young women of va
rious sizes and styles of architecture
tried ou corsets for the bcnellt of the
400 delegnros to the convention of the
pressniaktj Protective association ii.
Masonic ten ?' iw York tho other
night official f Accmunt was made
tbnt hereafter ill be unnecessary
for any woniar tall for assistance In
buttoning jjier i it In the back.
A. Pjbljccfnctor who lives in.
Hoboken, N?J .."submitted for the ap"
proval of the dressmakers a small
metal device which, he said, would
soon take tho place of buttons am'
hooks and eyes throughout tho clvilizet'
world. More than a dozen men wh
did not know that admission to th
dressmnkers' convention was liniitc'
to women spent the evening in the cor
rldor, where tbo man from Ilnbnke'i
explnlncd the beauties of his discovery
According to Ills optimistic prodlc
tlon, his device, consisting of a chain
running between two lines of sockets
with n rln;, the top, will soon be In
general use and will bring surcease of
caro to thousands of husbands.
"Ono pull on tho ring," said tho
orator from noboken, "and tho dress
is buttoned or unbuttoned, hooked or
unhooked, as the case may be. Any
child can operate tho device."
"Give mo $5 worth," said ono of his
auditors, and others also purchased. .
A FR0HMAN JOKE.
Brother Daniel Springs It on the The
atrical Managers' Meeting.
Daniel Frohman, tho theatrical man
ager, exploded this nt a recent meeting
of tho Theater Managers' association
In the Hotel Astor, at Now York city;
The managers were discussing Ros
tand's now play, "Chantlclier," in
which Coquelln may appear in tho
United States. It is n play of birds,
symbolic of human emotions. The
discussion aroused much interest.
"In what language do tho birds
speak?" asked a facetious manager.
"All French except the chanticleer,"
said Mr. Frohman quickly, "and ho
Improving City Life.
While considering tho subject of uplifting
llfo that's rurnl
Why not make It somowhat broader let
tho uplift bo mado plural?
Why not rlns tlio urban changes clear
from nttlo unto cellar
Till llfo hold3 naught unpleasant for tho
harassed city dweller?
Why not pcnallzo tho neighbor who, with
nerve that's nickel plated,
Throws her windows wide, wldo open
when her volco Is cultivated?
Why not flno tho milkman noisy who per
sists In tin can rattling
When for precious beauty slumber at tho
dawning you aro battling?
Why not class as crlmo unpardonablo the
crowing of tho rooster,
Eko tho loud and raucous throating of tho
rooter baseball booster?
Check tho noises phonographic maUo the
book agents less actlvo
And tho llfo of city dwellers will be
slightly mora attractive.
Arthur Chapman In Denver Republican
A New Danger.
Knlcker Lot's sit out tho danco In
Btolla But they say that plants have
eyes nnd memories. New York Sun.
Novel Ute For Elephants.
Elephants nro being employed lo
Paris as "sandwich men" to ndvurtlss
a music hall in tho Champs Elysees.
Iron nnd Wood.
So much Iins been said of Into re
garding the depletion of our forests
that tho Impression may Iks created
that wo are passing into a position
unique among nations of not having
any timber .supply of our own. Such
Is distinctly not the case, Fays 1 lie Iron
Trade Review. However serious may
bo tho present rate of drain upon our
forests, if there is any uniqueness In
our position among nations It Is that
of still having an Immense area of un
touelied timber land. It is not that our
forofts, as a natural supply to n na
tion, havo become small, but that tho
present area is small compared to that
which once existed. Wo are driven
toward forestry not because the sup
ply is scant, as such supplies go
throughout the. world, but because wo
havo boon tending rapidly toward tho
position of being reduced to tho level
of tlie older nations.
Tho talk of a famine In any commod
ity Is useful to bring about measures
of economy and conservation, declares
the Review, and continues:
Hut t3 regards cither wood or Iron In
tho United States there Is not tho least
occasion for alarm. Sclcutlllc forestry
enn easily overtake tlio diminution whleh
lo now occurring In tlio limber supply,
with a lrinst ample nrea on which to
work to grow for the future a vastly
larger annual supply per capita than
readily r.ulllees for llermany, while on tho
other hand tho utilization of our lower
grade iron ores can easily supply n great
er quantity of Iron than can possibly bo
put into use, with all tho growth in popu
lation which the country is otherwise ca
pable of supporting.
It is not a question of famine or ex
haustion In tho one commodity or In tlio
other. It Is n" question of prospective
needs and of prospective cost to supply
those needs. Scientific forestry cannot
produce, wood ns cheaply ns It has been
sold. A higher standard of value for
wood must prevail when it is grown
through tho active effort of man than
when It Is cut down, possibly for tlio chief
purpose of clearing tho land for cultiva
tion. A higher standard of valuo for Iro't
now prevails when tho necessity is faced
of working lower grade ores than pre
vailed when ore almost up to tho theo
retical standard of excellence was being
mined with no thought of possible exhaustion.
Look .ug Into Our Natural Resources.
Tli Idea of conserving our natural
reconraw'fc'oeiiia -to- have taken deoH
root. Following close upon tho ap
proval of tlio governors of the states
and tho indorsement of some of the
great national organizations, tho move
ment has spread all over the United
States. New state conservation com
missions have been roporlod to the na
tlonal conservation commission at the
rate of three and four a week, and
many national organisations devoted
lo I'pecial lines of progress are eomiu;;
forward with crviservalion committees
o" their own.
Various bureaus of the federal gov
ernment aro rapidly pushing work ou
Hie inventory of resources In order
that a preliminary report may lie plac
ed before the national conservation
commission nl its mooting in Decem
Iter. Inquiries have gone out to .special
agents In tlio several fields of govern
ment service, to bureaus of statistics,
to county and town authorities, to
manufacturers nnd dealers, to trans
portation companies and to farmers.
Tho inquiries relate to farm, timber
and mineral lands, to crops and crop
production, to irrigation, navigation
and water power, to land and water
transportation, to timber and mineral
resources and oven to tho condition
of tho country's live stock, game and
GsU. Upon the results of these In
quiries Uncle Sam will base the first
Inquiry ever attempted of tbo nation's
It was inevitable that when bedlam
'zed Xow York s-et the example other
cities would follow, and anti-noise or
dinances have boon taken up recently
by a hundred town and city councils.
Tho problem Is not dllficult when the
disturbers of rest aro whistles, bells
and other nlarms which, Intended to
summon u few scores or hundreds to
their tasks, torture tlio sleep of thou
sands. Beyond that tlio question
arises ns to what coustitut an unnec
essary noise. Some courts have al
ready been "up against" this very dif
ficult problem and have gracefully re
tired, leaving the problem Just where
they found it.
Half tho people In the world die be
fore tho ago of sixteen. Only ono in a
hundred Uvea to sixty-live.
A Brazilian physician, Dr. Ramos,
states that refrigeration of tho lobe of
tho oar will stop hiccough, whatever
StH cause may bo. A very slight refrig
eration, ho asserts, will answer, tho
application of cold water or oven saliva
The Razor Edge.
Tho thickness of a razor edgo lias
been reckoned at nlwut one-uillllonth
of au Inch.
LEST WE FORGET.
The Political Battle of 1851 The
Perhaps the most exciting political
battle ever fought in Wayne was the con
teat of 1851, fifty-seven years ago. The
candidates for Governor were Win. Hig
ler and Wm. F. Johnston, and the visits of
Uio rival nominees to Honesdalc on suc
ceeding days, the Otli and 7th of Au
gust called out without question two of
tbo largest and most enthusiastic demon
strations over seen in this section. Tho
Democrats nnd Whigs put forth every
effort to outdo eacli other, and when the
standard-bearers wero being escorted
from Narrowsburg to Ilonesdale, from
Beach Pond hitherward theturnpike was
not only filled with panniers the pro
cession being ihiles in length with ban
ners Hying and bands playing; but the
roadsides wore fringed with onlookers,
and continuous outbursts of cheering
made tho very welkin ring.
Yet it was not the important National
and State issues discussed by the two
great loaders which most interested
Wayne county voters nt that time. The
question paramount here was whether
or not the State should in thu near fu
ture avail itself of its option under the
Act which gave Maurice Wurts the right
to improve the Lackawaxen river and
one of its tributary creeks, to take over
the Pennsylvania section of thu Dela
ware it Hudson canal, as an addition to
the public works owned by the Com
monwealth. Maurice Wurts obtained
his charter through an act of the Legis
lature approved by the Governor on the
Kith of March, 18211. He was by it em
powered to enter upon the Lackawaxen
nnd any ono of the streams emptying
into the river, and in a manner most
Miitnblc and convenient forhimself, open,
enlarge, change, make anew and im
prove the channel, taking stones, trees,
rocks and all other impediments out of
(lie creek and using them for the con
struction of dams and locks, or other
wise disposing of them, and thus com
plete a good and safe descending navi
gation, available for WBii at" feast mice"
every six (lays, excepting when obstruct
ed by ice or Hoods, from at. or near
Wagner's Gap in Luzerne county, or
Itixo's Gap (in tlio Moosic mountain) in
Wayne, to the mouth of the Lackawaxen.
The channel was to be not less than
twenty foot wide and eighteen inches
deep for arks and rafts, and of sullicient
depth of water to Mont down boats car
rying cargoes of ten tons. For craft go
ing up the hi roam, no tolls wore to In
clanged unloi-s this ditcli was convert! d
into a complete slnekwnter navigation,
which more extensive improvement was
also authorized, but its construction loll
optional with Mr. Wurts. In case ho
concluded to adopt the slackwater plan,
ho was required to build , bridges, and
provide fords when necessary, as well a.
prnper dams over which rafts could pass
in safety on their way to the Delaware.
The locks wore to bo M feet long and IS
I'cet wide, and on approaching them the
boatman was required to blow a trum
pet or horn to apprise tlio locktendor
that he was only a quarter of a mile
Mr. Wurts was to be reimbursed for
thoexpensoof (lie contemplated improve
ment of thu Lackawaxen by the tolls
which lie was authorized to charge for
descending craft only, in case complete
i-lackwater navigation was not establish
ed, and for both ascending and descend
ing boats if it was. If it was found that
his profits from this source after two
years amounted to more than nine per
cent., the tolls were to be reduced so as
to yield no more than that figure, but if
they failed to return nine per cent, they
could be raisi'd correspondingly. After
live years 15 per cent, was named as tlte
At the expiration of thirty years from
the passage of the act, Mr. Wurts was
required to render an account under oath
of the amount of money expended and
the tolls received, and if the latter amount
ed to so much as six per cent, beyond
tlu former thu Legislature was authoriz
ed to resume all thu rights, liberties and
franchises granted ; but if they had not
amounted to so much, then on payment
of the differepce or deficiency to Mr.
Wurts tin Statu could exercise tho same
right. In case of such resumption the
Legislature was to fulfill all the obliga
tions enjoined on Mr. Wurts. If it so
happened that the latter had not com
pleted either the descending or slack
water navigation within ten years, tlio
Stab1 reserved the authority to complete
ly dispossess him at that time.
In ISL'li a supplement was passed for
bidding Mr. Wurts to make a slack-water
navigation in the bed of thu Lacka
waxen, unless of sullicient capacity to
l accommodate boats or crafts of 2." tons
bunion, ami later ou thu Del. ami Hud.
Canal Company, which had intlio mean
time, been hicornorated in New York
State, and had built a canal from tlio
Hudson to thu Delaware, was permitted
by the Pennsylvania Assembly to take
over Mr. urts's franchises and proper
ty, nt the same time nssuming his obli
gations as defined in his charter.
This company, ns is well-known, in
stead of making the western terminus of
its navigation at or near Ilixe's Gap',
say in the vicinity of Keen's, pond, as
was at first contemplated, located it at
the forks of the Dybcrry, now Hones
dale, thus laying the foundation for the
thriving town which lias long outlived
the canal enterprise which gave it birth.
The thirty years named in the act pro
viding for tlio improvement of the Lack
awaxen expired on the l.'ltb of March,
18.')3, but in anticipation of that date,
agitation for and ngainst tbe taking over
of the Pennsylvania Division of the Del.
nnd Hud. Canal commenced two years
previously. By the fall of 1851 the ques
tion had assumed such proportions that
prospective candidates in Wayne, both
for judicial ami legislative offices, found
themselves required to clearly define
their positions in regard to it. The
papers were filled with antagonistic ar
ticles some lauding the Del. and llud.
Co., as thogreatbenefactorof this region;
others denouncing it'as a soulless cor
poration which had grown immensely
rich through its refusal to live up to its
obligations ; through its willful and per
sistent discrimination against small coal
producers ; and through its failure to
contribute in taxes its shareof the coun
The Democrats nominated N. B. El
dred, of Bethany, for President Judge ;
Thomas II. R. Tracy and James Mum
ford for Associate Judges ; F.plirnim W.
Hamlin for Senator andTliomas J. Hub
bell for Representative. The Wljigs
claimed that the convention which nam
ed these candidates was notoriously
packed by the I). and II. Co. ; that the
delegates were bought to vote in the in
terests of that corporation, and that the
nominees with the exception of Judge
Eldred, whom they endorsed, were
selected with a view to relieving it from
its obligations to the State. They were
especially bitter over the proposition to
,uut. Mr, Tracy, a prominent, company
official, on the bench, and attacked him
with great vigor throughout the canvass.
The Whig ticket, was, Associate Judges,
John Torrey and Noah Rogers, Sena
tor, Richard L. Soely ; Representative
F. B. Ponniman.
The election resulted in a majority of
from 1,000 to 1,150 for the Democratic
ticket, but. this overwhelming defeat by
no means dampened the ardor of the
opponents of the I). and II. Canal Co.
They promptly drew up petitions, to
tvhich hundreds tif names wore secured
in Wayne and Luzerne counties, which
were sent to members of the House and
Senate, praying for an investigation of
tho company's affairs and urging the
Legislature to avail itself of its resump
tion privilege at the expiration of the
thirty years. They hail their labor for
their pains, however. An investigating
committee was indeed appointed, which
held sessions and took testimony in
Ilonesdale and Carbondalo as well as
other places, and summoned the officers
of the company before it to give an ac
count of their stewardship. The result
was a report which recommended that
the State waive its reserved right of re
sumption. Among tlie expenses of the
committee Thomas II. Bass was paid
four dollars for his services in subpoena
ing witnesses in Wayne. Karly in the
session of 1852, Silas S. Benedict, of
Carbondalo, formerly of this county, in
troduced a bill in the House for the re
peal of the resumption act, which was
passed. In tlie Senate the measure met
with much opposition, but was carried
on the 28th of April, 1852 by a vote of
18 to 1-1. Many amendments wore of
fered, requiring the company to pay tlie
State a share of its profits, a percentage
ou its capital, etc., but none prevailed,
and on the .'50th of April the Governor
signed tlie bill repealing the resumption
clause and giving the Del. and Hud. Co.
a perpetual charter, authorizing the cor
poration to conduct their business as in
the past and to maintain their works
and appurtenances without liability to
account or surrender.
As a sample of the petitions sent to
Harrisburg, and ns showing how gener
ally they wero signed by tho leading
business men of that day, we give one
of them ns drawn up by the late C. S.
Minor and circulated in Ilonesdale and
vicinity. It is sad to think that not one
of the signers is now in the land of the
To tho Honorable the Senate and House
of Representatives of Penn'a, in Gen
eral Assembly met. Tho Petition of
tho subscribers, citizens of WaynoCo.
nnd vicinity, respectfully represents
That wo are informed and believe that
tho Delaware anil Hudson Canal Com
pany are applying for a release of tho
right reserved by the State of Pennsyl
vania to resume tlio privileges granted
to said company at the end of thirty
years; that we believe that this Com
monwealth lias a valuable interest in the
works of said Company, nnd that it is
inxopodient to release it unless it bo for
a valuable consideration ; that we be
lieve the Report of tho Committee ap
pointed to examine into tho affairs of
said Company does not present a cor
rect, statement of the facts but how
ever it may have been procured is
wholly on the side of said Company.
Your Petitioners therefore pray that
the rights of the state be not released
and that an honest investigation be had
of the affairs of said Company and they
will ever prav, etc. :
John V. Hoc. Jeremiah Clark, Thos. Benny.
Alauson Mood. Joseph D. Cutter, Abraham
Moaaland. (lllhert Cooper, Koblns Douglas,
,111.11,1 it. iMiituiwinm, ibuuu v. writer, u.
1. Heap. Dickson West, John Make, Josiah
roster, Isaiah Snyder.-Thomas Stephens, U.
A. Waterbury. (1. V. Wallace, H. Ilowers, W.
Mullens. Thomas Dockcrty. N. V. Marsh. Ed
ward .Murray. V.J. (irlllef. Ablram Wlnton.
Kd. S. Wolf, William A. Hurley, J. A. Hen
ilrlrk, James W. Youngs, Thos. 8. Rogers. A.
11. Kingsbury, Wm.U.llcrllnecr.H. II. Clark.
Doutihty. Jr., S. H. l'lumb.J.H.Sulton. Wm'.
Crane. John A. (Justin, If. A. Woodhouse. T.
imra-ii. reier npnwn, Aaron AlOKntire. K.
A ItnmlrlnL f llli.or 1 tn.,.ll A ml..DAuri.A.I.
..... v ....... n, iutiillll.,llllutUK nuvvl
or. II. O. Hamlin, W. T Kstubrook, K.T.Beers.
William beers. K. K. Palmer, Joslab Mills,
t,u imj ri iiiHiiiiiiiiKur, T liuuill w. V Ullllurcil,
Prank Arnold, David Kdeett. Patrick Crce
ilcn. Ittchard Matthews, Kdwln Foot. Georeo
T. Matthews. Kugcne Davis, Wm. W. Snow,
( icoree ( irlner. John N. (Irlner, Jr., Oscar Orl
ner, Calvin V. Ml lie, O. 1). Oustln. William
Day. M..K. Vimklrk, W. & H.C.Crane. David
Cory. Daniel Thurston. H. II. Hamlin. J. H.
Dmuilni;, A. (1. l'lum, Henry Dart, William
II. Fuller, Caleb Camp, Pope Ilushnoll, Dan
iel lA'ary. Thomas Itryant, John Moses , Hen
ry KdU'ctt, burton Moses, Silas B. Foot. Kd
ward Jenkins, Sheridan Huydcn, T. Depuy,
V. W. Porter, W. F. Hurlburt. A. . Kdeett
l'hillp Heeler, John N. Conecr, 11. W. Tillou.
A. It. Kdwards, Wm. Turner. A. J. Stllson.
L. H. Hustings. P. W. Slockbowcr. William
It. It. Slockbowcr. P. J. Cole. Wm. Menner,
K. b. Hussell. John Hcnlgan, Ittchard Sane
win. James S. llnssett, W. M. Clarke, Horace
liucklaml, M. Jakway. William Hate, Hiram
l'lum, (ieorge Henlngton. (laylord Hussell,
las. ltrowne, H. H. Hyde. Pltny White, Wm.
IS. Mcbanry. Charles Schluger, John Meier,
M . ct J. U'Xclll.
FOR REGISTER AND RECORBR.
A. O. BLAKE.
Alfred O. Blake was born near Beth
any 2 years ago, his parents, tlie late
J. V. and Jane (Dony) Blake, having
settled in Wayne county over sixty yeara
ago. To them ten children were born,
eight boys and two girls. A. O. Blake
was the seventh son before a daughter
gladdened the household. Ho was rais
ed on the homestead just south of Beth
any, and educated in the schools of that
borough and Ilonesdale. He has been
engaged at farming, milk producing be
ing his specialty, for over twenty years.
Four years ago', his health being some
what impaired by over-work, he spent a
year in newspaper work, with the Wayne
'independent, and then accepted a re
sponsible position with nn exporting
Now York Live Stock Co., as their
western buyer, and while serving in that
capacity making large purchases of
horses, "cattle and mules. A year later
he was compelled to leave this lucrative'
position through the illness of his only
child, from a complication of diseases
which finally terminated in typhoid
fever, and required and received all tho
skill and attention that money could
command. When his daughter's health
permitted be engaged in the stock busi
ness in partnership witli his brother, B.
F. Blake, and they have carried on a
lively trade in milch cows, disposing of
them at auction in New Jersey and
Orange county, N. Y., A. O. doing the
selling. "Better stock" has been the
motto of the firm, and they have fur
nished many farmers stock calves at
cost, to induce them to breed the He I J
stein blood. In consequence, "Al," as
he is known by the farmers, is a wel
come guest at the homes of all progres
sive stock raisers, possessing as he does
a pleasing personality, a humorous dis
position nnd a fund of information col
lected through experience in a business
way. All with whom he deals will testi
fy that he pays bis debts promptly and
courteously. In his home town he-has'
filled many positions of trust, including
tho offices of school director nnd trustee
of the Presbyterian church and 'ceme
tery, in the latter capacity obtaining last
year a gift of two acres of land for the
cemetery from tho Otis estate. Mr.
Blake has filled all the high offices of
the Grange, Master of Beech Grove,
Master of Pomona Grange, and County
Deputy for threo yenrs. As a contribu
tor to the local press he has been very
efficient, and has written more nice
sketches of the people of Wayne county
than has been published from any other
pen. Personally he is temperate in his
habits, and a lover of literature and
music. Every night he may be found
at his fireside, in company, ho claims,
with the nicest daughter that was ever
born. He is the fourth largest taxpayer1
in his district. Having never, before
aspired for a county ollico and having,,
received tbo nomination for Register"
and Becorder in an honorablo way(i'beJ '
ing a hustling, energetic business man,"
he is working hard for success, and
courteously solicits your vote at the