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CENT A WORD COLUMN I
FOUND, on Krle train, between Hawley
and West llawlcy. Friday cvcnlnc a purse
containing money. Owner may have same
by calling at lleraMomce and najingfor this
ANNOUNCKMKNT. The eleventh annual
ballot the Alert Hire IV. of Kart Honesdale,
will In- lviii al Alert Hall on WtsltifMlnv
evening, Oct.. l:K A general invitation is j
cxleiuled. Tickets, 30 rent. In conneftlon li
with the hall, the Ladies' I tmirovemein
rietiesoF Kat Honesdale, t'llit. Cottage and
Kivcr St will f-erve a sumer in the dining
room ot the Hall, with nrM tame at in.
Shujht t irfcet s, Xi v-ent s.
WANTKH. -Hferyhody to know that lr.
li.Soldcn,eye.iglil specialist. orOnilMiidale,
will lie tit the tiale. Ilonesdale, Kriday. Oot. i
2.1. ot tliis week, from KiHIa. in..unlil T.M juu.: i
and at Hark View Cottage, Hawley, from 3.1M .
P. in., until K.W ji. m.
WK HA VK a large assortment of ladders
on lisndf.irai.nlc picking. .WArM.atS !
KOI! SALE oil FOJS i:KN'T.-welllng ,
tiuusu.coiiier of Court and Klg'itli sttt-ots.
quire ot II. .. KussWI.
WK Al!i;xlVilin.in winter aimles and 1
cidt-r :tw'.ci tiiBlieM cih Mice jald tor
ianie, C A, t'oiiriclit.
W.TK1.-Sue,vss Magazine require:, the
aervuviol -i man in llonc-daletu IihiV alter
(-Milling subscriptions and to wi-ure new
bmslness by means of s;vlal methiHls un
UMiuIlyelTcclive; tnisitioii jHTinanent: pivfer
one with experience, hut would onsiderany
applicant m all tro.nl natural qualifications;
salar H.5 1 j'r day. wjtli Himmlssiou ption.
Address, with re erentvs. I!. t I'eaiMck..
Kooni iaJu.-,-ens .Masazine bids, ew ork
WAYNK HA KM AtSKXt'Y.-lf you have
any Uim proisTty or realty ot any kind, you
can n-sisler withux free if lost, and projerty
will le ad verified throiifh the I'nlted Stales.
WAYNK HA KM AtJKNCY, Honcsdale. Pa.
HK SAI.K.-llouse, 1U1H tViurt
Itent ley, llonesdale, l'a.
St. V. T.
A black bear weighing lotl pounds,
was on exhibition at the Oakland Ho
tel, Narrow sbnrg, last week. It was
killed by Benjamin Dexheimer, of
Swamp Mills, X. Y., who was acting
as guide for a party of deer hunters.
State Zoologist Surface will make a
number of addresses in various counties
this week. This being the season of the
year when the tree primers are at work
and when spraying for insect pests should
be done, he will lecture on the best
The Adams House, Knoxville, Pa.,
ownei by Mrs. Adams, formerly of Ore
con to .Miship, this county, was consid
erably damaged by fire on Thursday
morning, Oct. 2:Jd. The kitchen tloor
was ignited by a gas jet carelessly left
burning in the cellar.
Miss Lottie Ellis and her Mandolin
Club, of Carbondale, entertained the
people of Waymart last Saturday even
ing with a concert given for the benefit
of the Methodist church of that borough.
The club comprises twenty-one mem
bers, all whom were guests at a supper
given in recognition of their services, be
fore they went back over the mountain.
Theodore LaBar, of Starucca, has
brought suit against Susquehanna bor
ough, claiming for injuries alleg
ed to have been received through a fall
front an unguarded sidewalk in that
place in 1000. He charges that while
passing by a vacant lot, he stepped
from the walk, which was without rail
ing, and fell several feet, injuring him- j
self severely and permanently. The
case will be tried in November.
A few days since Dr. John M. Plant,
of Syracuse, in speaking of the misbe
havior of children in schools, at an
educational conference, said that "de
fective teeth and breathing apparatus
form a dangerous ally to criminal ten
dencies" and that "the amount of
cussedness produced among young per
sons by toothache is almost incnrable."
Which reminded the writer of the sooth
ing words of his "Uncle John" when he
was a lad and howling with a "jumper"
"Nasty pain ; nasty pain. No won
der dogs go mad 1"
Ariel is having an industrial boom
from all accounts. A new knitting mill,
financed mainly by Scrantonians, with
C. Hebbard, formerly of Hawley, as
foreman, and employing a number of
girls, is turning out underwear which
finds a ready New York market ; a large
creamery and ice house are being built
by the Alexander Campbell Milk Co.,
of Brooklyn a branch of the Borden
system ; a concrete building is being
erected in which an Italian cheese fac
tory will be installed by Snntori and
Lombardi ; a new coal washery has been
started on the Horace L. Butler prop
erty at No. 12, and the trade in apples
promises to reach a record volume this
fall. Good for Ariel 1
Shortly after noon on Saturday last,
Mrs. Charles A. Knapp, of Madison, N.
J., who, with her husband, is a guest at
the home of her sister, Mrs. S. M. Deck
er, corner of Court and 11th streets, met
with a sad mishap. Mrs. Knapp, who
is a heavy lady, considerably advanced
n age, and somewhat crippled by a for
mer accident, was in the act of descend
ing the stairs at Mrs. Decker's when the
misfortune occurred. Beaching next to
the bottom step, and supposing herself
to be on the last one, she stepped off
and fell to tiie hallway tloor. Being un
able to rise, it was at once seen that she
was seriously injured, and an examina
tion by Drs. Searle and Powell, w ho w ere
promptly called, confirmed the fear
that she had fractured the right thigh
bone at the hip, a misfortune which
not infrequently befalls elderly people.
The bone was at once set andjthe patient
made as comfortable as possible, but it is
feared that she will be housed for a long
We are obliged to leave correspond
ence front Maplewood, Steene, Sterling,
Drclier, llethany, and Carley Brook ovct
for insertion in Friday's issue.
As a further protection against fire,
the doors and windows on the south side
of the Lyric theatre have been provided
with iron shutters.
Martin Connor, of Carbondale, has
purchased of the Del. & Hud. Co., the
car "rassaie, lormeny muse on me
ravity, and is fitting it up as a restau
The various Improvement Associa
tions in Texas township, adjacent to the
borough, are endeavoring to secure suffi
cient means to light the main thorough
fares of their respective districts.
The next session of the Wayne Co.
Teachers' Institute will be held in the
p ,.rt ii...., f,,r ,ne uk cnmiiieiie-'
-ourt Mouse, lor one week, commute
ing Monday, Nov. 9th. An able corps
of instructors has been secured.
-ltev. Dr. A. J. Van Cleft, of King-1
hlliitnn. Imt fiirlnerle if Iliillt.inle. I
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w no had lus pocket picked a lew nays
ago, losing JSX) in cash, besides some
checks and valuable papers, has had
the pocket book returned to him at
Hinghamton, minus the cash.
Samuel Phillips, of Stroudsburg,
who has reached the ripe age of S(l
years, took his first trip by train on
Saturday, when he came up to Hawley
to visit his brother Iewis Phillips, of
that borough. He enjoyed the journey,
but claimed that he was too busy with
his truck patch to waste much time
While at work painting in Dunkcl
berg's meat market, early in the week,
John tierry was thrown to the tloor by
the breaking of the step-ladder upon
w hich he was standing, and sustained a
painful injury to one of his feet, one or
two of the metatarsal bones beiug splin
tered. He is getting along comfortably,
and hopes to be out in a few days.
An inspecting party comprising State
Highway Commissioner, S. W, Hunter,
of Harrisburg ; State Engineer, Arthur,
W. Long, of Scranton ; Wayne County
Commissioners, Thomas C. Madden, J.
K. Hornbeck and John E. Mandeville ;
Supervisor, George Scheiterle ; State
Inspector S. II. Khodes and contractor,
W. L. Harvey, examined a seven mile
section of the proposed through State
road in the lower part of this county on
Friday last. The highway inspected ex
tends three miles east and four miles
west of Uouldsuoro, and was at once
accepted as a splendid sample of work,
in fact, according to the views of the
inspecting patty, the finest piece of road
in the State. Work on the road was
started in April of last year and was
continued for seven months, when un
favorable weather ended operations.
They were resumed May 1, of this year
and have just been completed. The
party dined at the St. Charles Hotel,
Gouldsboro, after making their tour of
Commissioners Hornbeck, Madden
and Mandeville were in Forest City last
night arranging for the erection of a
much needed bridge at that place. Two
ot the commissioners oi ciusqueiiauna
and representatives of tho Erie railroad
and the Hillside Coal and Iron com
panies were present and all parties came
to an agreement. The two counties are
to construct the bridge over the Lacka
wanna creek and build abutments on
each side of the Erie tracks for an over
head bridge, which the Erie company
will construct and maintain; and the
Hillside Coal and Iron Company will
make the fill across the culm dump.
All parties are to meet again Nov. 10th
to sign agreement. The Wayne county
commissioners appropriated $7o for the
construction of a temporary bridge,
which C. H. Wilmarth will erect at
once. The old bridge was demolished
by the ice last spring. This action by
the Wayne commissioners will be a great
accommodation to people of Clinton,
Mt. Pleasant, Preston and Dyberry, who
market in Forest City.
Jay and Boy Smith visited Carbon
dale friends on Sunday.
Miss Celia Theobald is being enter
tained by Scranton friends.
Misses Mabel and Blanche Secor
spent Sunday in Carbondale.
Miss Lizzie Brady was the guest of
Carbondale friends on Sunday.
Miss Constance Kimble called on
friends in Carbondale on Sunday.
Mrs. Henry Owens, of Seelyville, is
spending a few days in Scranton.
Walter Hennig, of Wilkes-Barre,
was in town several days last week.
Joseph Hendler and family, late
residents of llonesdale, removed to Car
bondale last week.
Howard Pelton, of Barryville, N.
Y., visited William Pelton and wife,
Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. J. O. Christiana, of Hancock,
Is visiting Hawley, White Mills, Hones
dale and Scranton friends.
District Superintendent M. D. Fuller
occupied the pulpit of the llonesdale M
E. church, on Sunday morning last.
Mrs.T. Lincoln Medland, Mrs. Harry
Morgan and Mrs. David Bobbins con
dted a charity rummage sale in Car
bondale, last week.
Mrs. M. Slavton. of Bethany, and
daughter, Miss Laura Slayton, of Port
land, Maine, were entertained by bcrau
ton friends UH week,
George Nicholson was a Carbondale
visitor on Sunday.
Mrs. W. B. Holmes was in Oxford,
Chester Co., Pa., yesterday, attending
the sessions of the Home Missionary So-
cicty of the Synod of Penn'a. " i
Geo. A. Sweneniser, of Milford, has 4
been appointed Chief Burgess of that
borough, to fill the vacancy caused by
. .i im . .
the death of Thomas Armstrong.
Miss Margaret McGettigan, a trained
nurse, has retnrncd to Scranton, after
, . ' , . ,. , .
havmg been professionally engaged in
Honesdale, for the past three months, i
I'cv. Dr. Hichard S. Holmes,
Philadelphia, editor of "The
ster ' will preach in the Presbvtenan !
church, next Sunday morning
ject, "The Kace Question.
Martin Hehbein, of the firm of Ueh-
bein Brothers, Piano Manufacturers, and i
sister. Miss Florence Kehbein, of Brook-
. 7. , , i
lyn, N. ., are visiting at the home of
August J. llehbein, East street.
-Mr.andMrs.T. A. Lighthiser, Mrs.
. , , ,. ,
Bussa, Mrs. m. Bader, and Mr. and
Mrs. John Ktthbach, of llonesdale, at-
tended the funeral of the late Mrs. Geo.
.. :..u.. i.... uv: i.. i
Awee, in Hauley, on rriday last.
Daniel Crandall, of Waymart, who .
had been under treatment for tvphoid ,
, . .i. l- ii :.. fi
bondale, for some time, was discharged
from that institution on Friday last.
C. W. Teed, of Walton, and his;
daughter, Mrs. Edward Payson Woods,
with her daughter, of Los Angeles, Cat.,
paid a visit last week to Mrs. Teed's
mother and sister, in Equinunk.
Thomas Sheridan. Joseph Kosar
and Charles Bruner, of Uie South Side,
Scranton, spent last week hunting in
Wayne county. They bagged twenty
one rabbits, six pheasants and a number
Mrs. Herman Harmes, of Bethany,
who had been an inmate of Dr. Burns's
hospital, Scranton, where she submitted
to a severe case of skin grafting, return
ed home, last week, greatly improved
Col. Ezra Hippie, postmaster ofj
Scranton, and a member of the Gover-
nor's staff, is ill at his home in the Lack- j
nni mnniKwut fil !!! ia nm.
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ot the best know n Guardsmen in the ,
State, and has many friends on Capitol )
-Norman Jump and wife, who left ,
, , , , . '
Kqn.nunk for Colorado tenty-three
years ago, and remained twenty-one
years before coming east and locating in
Utiea. N. Y.. have been reeentlv renew-
ing old acquaintances in the northern
part of the county.
Mrs. Elizabeth Hix, of Middletown,
N. Y., died in that city on Wednesday
evening last. She was the eldest daugh
ter of Horace and Mahal a Thompson,
and was born at Hopewell, Orange Co.,
v v -ii km- i, .;m1 ,..
N. 1 ..Jan. 31 lhJ. She married A,a-
briel Horton, in 1859, becoming a widow
four years later, and in November, 1S73,
marrying Ebeu Hix, who survives hei
with one son. Mrs. Hix was a sister oi
Justiceof the Peace, John II. Thompson,
of Hawley. She is also survived by two
John C. Westbrook, Jr., the Demo
cratic candidate for Prothonotary of Pike
county, was a student at the Prompton
Normal School, while that institution
was under the control of Hon. F. P.
Kimble. His uncle, the late John 0.
Westbrook, held the office for upwards
of forty years, and the present candidate
is certain of his fourth election, having
been successively chosen in 1S99, lSXtl
and 1905. The duties are combined with
Register and Recorder, and Clerk of the
Married, at Hollisterville, Oct. 22,
1908, by the Rev. H. P. East, pastor of
tho Baptist church, Miss Carrie Yeith
to Charles Heffner, both of Salem. They
were attended by Miss Florence Heffner
and Harold Veith. The house decora
tions were roses, carnations and chrys
Married, in Hollisterville, Oct. 22,
1908, byE. B. Hollister.Esq., Miss Cora
Hiney to Merritt Edw ards, both of Sa
Married, at Pueblo, Colorado, Miss
Alice Sims, of Colorado Springs, to
Charles C. Knight, of Pueblo. The
groom's family are all former residents
of Manchester township.
Married, in the M. E. parsonage, Da
mascus, Oct. 24, 1908, by the Rev. J.
M. Coleman, Miss Lucy Appel to Era
mett Schweighofer, both of Girdland.
They are enjoying their bridal tour in
Biughamton, Ehnira, Buffalo and Ni
agara Falls. Upon their return they
will found their new home at Dyberry,
near the Pleasant Yalley school house.
They are two of Girdland's most prom
ising young people, and all join in wish
ing them a bright and happy future.
The marriage of Miss Mary Soete to
Edward Murtha, both of Honesdale,
will take place on Wednesday, Nov.
We have been informed that the next
issue of a Wayne county paper will con
tain a specially manufactured article in
which an attempt will be made to dam
age the reputation of a Republican can
didate by wrongfully accusing him of
doing what his opponent has done all
his life. Better not. Wayne county
voters nre not fooli,
Henry Croft, of South Sterling, died
in a Scranton hospital, Oct. 18, 1908Jof
blood noisoniii". aired 51 vears. He
leaves a wife. Rev. J. M. Smellier, of
pu!daboro, conducted the funeral ser-
Mrs. Mary Higgins, an old and highly
r5CC,.ed ""Went of Clinton township,
died at her home on Sundav morning
( a8t, aRcd 73 yearg ghe is 6Irvivod by
i li followingsons and daughters : Mrs. ,
' of Independence, Kansas;
I.Y. II. Lagan, of Kansas Citv, Mo.; J.
p. Digging, of St. Louis, Mo.; Thomas 1
and Catharine Higgins, of Clinton ; onei
sister, Mrs. Joseph Messitt, of Carbon-
j dale. The funeral w ill be held this af-
ternoon. with interment in St.
cicry, uaroonuaic, ot wnicn city sue was
formerly a resident.
I Warren D. Keen died of Brinht's
Warren D. Keen died of
disease, October 24, HWS, in Prompton,
n ins -U year, lie was born m or
,ear Pronijpton. During the civil war;
ie served in the U. b. navv from Aug. I
2l, istfl, to Aug. W. ItiOI. He was on
the U. S. S. Minnesota, during its meiii-
?b, the noted Confederate
iron-clad Mernmac, in March, lhtii
Kor his services he received a pension of
$' per month. He leaves no near rel-
atives, his wife having died in 1SW, and
his two married daughters a few vears
ago lmrlmnl in u pr(,nl,n :,..
David linllin, for many years a resi-
,;s bed. at his home on Sprinc street.
last Saturday morning, death beinc
caused by a stroke of paralysis. He
was born in Lackawanna county, in
what is now Scranton, June 12,IS24,
making his age 84 years and 4 mouths.
Deceased was for a number of years an
employee of the Del. and Hud.'C. Co.,
in llonesdale. Since the death of his
wife he had lived alone, getting his own
meals. His wife died here in 1SSJ. th
is survived by a son Wallace, of Port
Jervis, and a" widowed daughter, Mrs.
George Baldorf, of Waldwick, N. J. In
terment in Glen Dvberrv.
After battling with an affection of the
lungs for a number of years, two of the
last winters having been spent in Arizo
na and the south in the hope of relief,
John H. Smith passed away at his resi
dence on Church street on "Saturday af
ternoon last. For several months he had
been confined to his room and mainlv to
his bed, fully realizing his condition and
patiently awaiting the inevitable. He
was a niun of courteous disposition and
gentlemanly bearing, and leaves a large
circle of friends to mourn his decease
and sympathize with his stricken fauii-
h. Mr. Smith was a son of Mr. and Mrs.
jacoh Smith, of Court street, and was
born in llonesdale in ISt4. Educated in
,ur 1,UU,1C schools, he Jearned the trade
oi glass culling, oecoming verv proncieni
an3 ewntuallv brinB made foreman of
the T. B. Clark factory, which position
he filled acceptably for three years. In
IW he engaged ill the same business for
himself in companv with John E. Krantz.
the firm of Krantz, Smith A Co. becom
ing one of the leading cut-glass concerns
and occupying one of the most commo
dious factories in llonesdale, employing
usually 150 hands. Mr. Smith, beside;
his wife and fourchildreu, is survived 1)
lus lather and mother and lour sisters
;The funeral services were held yesterday
afternoon in tirace Episcopal church, in
,m. ch(1jr of wlicl u.m(r v;ict
of Mr. Smith was for many years hearei
and appreciated. Kev. A. L." Whittaker,
rector of the church, officiated.
The Ladies' Aid of Pleasant Mount wil
serve lunch and dinner at D. Lake's
Election Day. Price 15 and 25 cents
Voters and everybody cordially invited
Hallowe'en Social, Episcopal Sundav
school rooms, Friday evening. Admiss
ion free. See witches, play games
pumpkin pie and coffoe, 10 cents.
The members of Texas No. 4 Chem
ical Co. will open their new and con
veniently arranged engine house on Mon
day evening, Nov. 2d, with a grand ball
The Maple City Fife and Drum Corps
give their annual ball in the hall of the
Alert Hook and Ladder Co., of East
Honesdale, on Wednesday evening, No
Only Way To Use State's Surplus.
Mr. Editor : In Smull's Hand Book
for 190S, on pages 607 and SOS, the of
ficial total receipts of the state treasury
are given for the year ending Dec. 1st,
1907, as $27,027,132.72. This is the of
ficial record. In the same book on page
815 is given the total cost of schools
which is stated at $31,007,304.64. Of
this amouut $16,945,995.51 is for teach
era' wages and text books (the two
items we want the state to pay) the
balance, $14,111,309.13, being the cost
of buildings, renting, fees of collectors
fuel, janitors, school supplies.
We have not proposed to touch the
direction of the schools or interfere witl
directors in building or management
our purpose being to give tax relief in
the only way that the state's great sur
plus and increasing revenues can read
all the people.
Our bill provides for the payment o
these sums to the school directors or
boardof education, the first week in Aug
before the opening of the schools, thus
obviating any necessity of borrowing by
directors or delay in paying teachers.
Treasurer Sheatz has exceeded all re
cords in paying, hence the present sur
plus has been cut down a little, but it is
now over $10,000,000 and will increase
rapidly as no further school payments
will be due under present rulings till
June next, and then will be two or
three months in being paid.
These statements are all official. There
is much more that could be said but
rest our case on official figures.
Very truly yours,
W. E. Periiam.
DeWltt's Little Karly Klsers. the fatuous lit
tle liver pills. Tbey are small, sure, safe
pills, Sold by PKIX.Tu Droggijt,
TAKE NO CHANCES-n cross
us below will be a sure vote
for W. E. PERIIAM.
Mr. Fuerth should not be blamed for
the many misstatements made in the
long article on Schools which he signed
and which aiwars in the Herald. His
short acquaintance with the article
which he merely carried from the auth
or to the Herald olllce did not give him
time to peruse it carefully. His mind is
occupied with a more important que
lion and one in which schools are not
to be considered. Christy Babbitt
should not be lilamcu for the article as
he has been placed in jail, and his vote
will be lost to Ins friends. 1 he siroiray
condition of the figures ncd in this ar
ticle are due to the fact that they haw
been working overtime in the local op
tion fight, and if they convey a wronj!
impression it is due to the fact that tin
men who are using them have :i
very severe attack of heartache over
what other people will pay in taxes, ii
they are compelled to take their stiuiu
lints on the sly.
A vote for M. E. Simons can be re
gistered in this way
and it will help elect a man whoiscapa
ble in every way to fill the position.
LADIES' AND GENT'S GLOVES,
Points to think of in buying Gloves:
Bight qunlitv. Made especially for I'S. We insist upon the best possible kind
to be had, for OUR 1 GLOVES.
My Dear .Mr. Editor :
Will you permit me to add a note to
my letter of the IKlrd 7 The second
reason (?) given by the "Business Men's
Anti Local Option League" why we
should oppose local option is this :
Should the revenue from liquor licenses
be cut off. the tax will fall on the farm
ers and property owners of the county.
"The State will have no money to pay
to school, hospitals or charitable insti
tutions, only such as they receive from
a direct tax." One would infer from
the above that the liquor men pay all
oar State taxi5. I.et us see:
Total Stateevenue for
fiscal year W7 - - f-7.tl27,i:K Vli
ptati: RKvr.xfn ihom i.iiroi:4:
1. Wholesale liquor li
SI 1.74 4 y
Ketail liquor licenses -
3. Bievvers' licences - -
4. DNlillei' license -".
Bottlers licenses - -
Total, $1,S74,S)1 HI
Uevenue from liquors a fraction less
than seven per cent, of total revenue;
or about one dollar in fourteen.
l'lie gentleman who kindly called my
attention to this showing, adds : "As-
uiuing the same percentage of truth in
all the other statements and predictions
by the Liquor League, the damage to be
wrought by prohibition shrinks to very
W. II. Swift.
At The Lyric.
Next Monday evening Manager Dit
iic' presents "Mnrv Einersson in her
new, model n play, "The Making of Mad-
lalena. hv Samuel Lewis. It is by lar
the best production she has ever had
and gives her an advantage over all parts
-he has piaved in recent vears.
!!0 THEATRE !
BEKJ. D. D'TTRk'H, - - LESSEE ASD MiKACEB
In a New not!rn Play
By Samuel Lewis
Strong Supporting Co.
PRICES-25, 35, BO, 75, and$l.
i- SKAT SALE at the box office,
a. m., Saturday. Oct. 31.
Better Styles, Better Worrk
manship, Better Values than we
have ever shown.