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Matters of General Interest.
A Different Form of Ballot Needed
Postmasters and Schools
Why Deer Hunters Mast Kill
Ducks Only The Future
A demand for nnotlicr change in the
form of the ballot In Pennsylvania is be
coming strong. It is claimed that prob
ably 20,000 voters in Allegheny county,
at the last election, placed an "X" in
the square af the top of the column con
taining the names of the Presidential
electors, and believed that they were
casting a vote for every candidate of the.
party of their choice. Instead they voted
only for the Presidential electors, and
candidates for all other offices suffered.
Probably the vote of the entire State
was affected in the same wav. Here in
Wayne county, where there -nna a very
vigorous canvass mndc by local candi
date:,, but ;:'?15 comparative interest was
taken in the Presidential ticket, 'it being
regarded as a foregone conclusion that
the State would go overwhelmingly Re
publicau anyway. It is certain, there
fore, that practically every voter who
went to the polls did so with the inten-1
tion of helping the local candidates on
one side or the other, nnd when hcJiad
deposited his ' ballot imngined he had
done so. Yet what do the returns show?
Out of a total vote of I,3."1), the presi
dential electors received 522 more votes
than tho candidates for Congress; 821
more than the Senatorial nominees; 308
inorothaii Representatives; 412morethan
Sheriff ; C82 more than Commissioners
and 031 more than Auditors.
The following is a copy of a recent
order sentout by the postmaster general :
Postmasters are hereby directed to con
fer with their local -school authorities
with the view of adopting the most ef
Tectivc method of instructing school chil
dren as to the organization and opera
tion of the postal -service.. These instruc
tions should cover such features of the
service as the delivery of the mails, the
classification of mail matter, and registry
and money order system, and particu
larly the proper addressing of letters nnd
the importance of placing return cards
on envelopes. Postmasters should ar
range if possible todeliver personal talks
to the pupils on these subjects and should
give teachers access to the postal guide
and postal laws and regulations and ren
der every assistance in securing neces
Dr. ,1. C. Kalbfus, who looks after the
game of the State with an eagle eye and
carries laws and reasons therefor at the
ends of his fingers, -was speaking the
other day about the deer in tho State
and remarked upon the htntute prohibit
ing tho killing of female deer. "The
idea in framing that law was not to
propagate deer go much as to protect
human life," said he. "You can readily
understand how many men were apt to
be deceived when they saw a moving
object in the woods. If it did not have
horns and was about the height of a deer
they took it for game and fired. Now
they can only shoot deer with bonis, and
does and fawns are protected. So are
The Scranton Truth, felicitating an
thracite coal users on the statement of
the United States Geological Survey
that sufficient of that fuel remains un-
mined to last for two hundred years
and congratulating the coal region that
their chief industry will at least "not be
snuffed out in a generation," a less
optimistic contemporary urges that a
false sense of security should not be en
'couraged on account of this statement.
Total exhaustion is not to be feared by
the nntlirncito regions, but rather the
constantly increasing cost of coal , because
of tho mining of deeper coal and thinner
veins. When anthracite costs $20 a ton,
it will be a luxury obtainable only by
the few. Production will fall off badly
and the number of men employed in its
mining be reduced considerably. The
anthracite regions depend upon tho
miners' wages for prosperity. As the
sum total of these decrease, so will the
prosperity of the anthracite regions, un
less other industries are created in the
meantime. While this will hardly occur
in the present generation it is emphati
cally the duty of the present generation
to see that future ones do not suffer be
cause of its neglect. Now is tho time to
uegui to Duiui a great industrial center
in the nntlirncito regions.
The meant, the power mid tho re
sources are now available, but condi
tions may be greatly changed fifty years
hence, when, because of the high price
of conl, substitutes for it may have been
found, and Its production reduced ac
cordingly. The State Capitol is being put into
ehapo for the convening of the Legisla
ture .011 January -1th. The legislative
chamber havo been overhauled and a
ventilating system to regulate tho air
currents installed, whilo all of the forty
committee roomshavo been cleaned out.
A number of Improvements to ventila
ion havo been found necessary.
It has been the impression among med
ical men that tho geririi of typhoid .fe
ver do not remain longer than a year or
so at the most in tho system of a person
who has recovered, although there are
cases on record where infection was dis
covered soven years nfter reoovery. A
well authenticated report comes from
Washington that a woman who had ty
phoid fever 18 years ago still throws off
the bacilli and was irespotteiblc ifor an
epidemic iinthat -section, 'Hlhis onay be
an exceptional -case, but .it 'shows ji new
source of langer. from. persons 'who once
suffered with the disease, -but were be
lieved to foe free from the er.na. Doubt
less manycnBca it lint .cannot .roadily be
traced raay be due to such. a source.
The State Educational Commission
appointed to frame a code to cover all
be public-schools of the State, held its
last public hearing at Harrisbnrg. The
commission will probably frame two
bills, 'one for appropriations and one for
.general school regulation. The chief
points to bo considered are the repre
sentations on school boards, the dis
tricts, term and number of directors ;
time of organization, whether immedi
ately following election, or in June ;
taxation, which is now nnvtlune but
uniform in method ; certificates to teach'
ers j courses of study ; incompatibility,
it being a general idea that directors
should hold no other ofllcea ; and
lastly, conflicts in laws. The latter will
include the vaccination and compulsory
education laws, which nre in direct op
position when a child is not vaccinated ;
the factory inspection laws which clash
with the school law in certain respects,
especially as to certificates and the cost
of tuition in high schools, a suggestion
having been made that a district be
made liable for cost of a four-year-terin.
Truancy will also be given attention,
numerous reports as to its extent having
been heard throughout the State.
A Generous Gift.
Through the consideration
erosity of Charles Schlager,
of tho Traders' Heal Estate
the loung Women's Christian associa
tion of Scrnriton has come into posses
sion of a valuable bit of property at
Lake Ariel, this county. It is located
next adjoining the property upon which
the association's summer cottage for
girls is built, and with the now property
the association now has a frontage on
the lake of 142 feet.
The Society some time ago, erected an
ice )use 011 the property in question.
They did not own the property at the
time, and recent developments nt the
lake caused its members to believe that
they would have to have the ice house
removed. But Mr. Schlager had a bet
He has caused a twenty-live acre plot
to be laid out inbuilding lots, and while
this was being done a lot 82x101 feet 011
one.side and 82xl."0 feet on the other
was staked off, a deed was drawn up
and sent to the association managers
It was for tho property next to that al
ready held by tho organization, that
with the ice house upon it, as well as
considerable additional land.
The Wales Clolm.
In referring to the suit of A. D. Wales,
of Binghamton, for the recoverv of a
Jarge fee which he claims to be due him
for furnishing the plan which ended the
great strike in the coal .regions a few
years since, the Klmira Telegram says :
As the matter of the examination of
witnesses in the famous suit of A. D.
Wales .against the miner's union pro
gresses it seems to appear more and
more that Mr. Wales has, a cause of ac
tion. There has never been any doubt
of this in the minds of capable lawyers
who have known all the circumstances,
but with the people who never get
dwper than the froth, ithasbeen a mat
ter of jest. Witnesses, however, are
forced to admit on examination that
there was a foundation for Mr. Wales's
claim, and when it is pointed out that
the amount asked for by Mr. Wales is
but one day's pay from theorganization,
it would seem that he ought to be allow
ed the sum. It was certainlv worth that
insignificant amount to the men, par
ticularly when it is considered that the
men have since that time received some
$50,000,000 in increased pay over the
scale in vogue at the time the strike was
organized. As men who believe in right
ior inemseives anu otliera. tin? in phi her
snip ot tlie organization ought not to
fight the action any longer, but settle it ,
like reasonable men. ,
iiriiii nor. rn
Erie the Eastern Central Pacific. 1
I lie ,ow ork American, in noting
the record prices attained by the Narri-1
man stocks in the market, says some 1111-'
nouucenient is expected either dircctlv
or indirectly from tho Harrinian offices
within a fow days. It is understood
that a traffic agreement is being arranged
among the Union Pacific, the Illinois
Central, Erie, Delaware & Hudson and
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wiu nuaiuu ct .name, mat win niaKO all
these roads substantially one system.
The mystery of Boston & Maine control
will be solved at last if this agreement is
really put through. Erie will be the Cen
tral Pacific of tho East, whilo tho Dela
ware & Hudson and tho Boston & Maine
will be the Oregon Short Line. It is
very significant that the underlying
bonds of tho Erie are not to bo had at
current quotations except in small lots.
Even Erie convertibles are scarce, nnd
the Erie-Pennsylvania bonds have dis
appeared almost entirely.
"Yes," said tho housewife; "yours is
a sad story. But it isn't tho same story
yoh tola last year."
"Well, lady," answered Plodding Pete,
"you surely wouldn'texpect a man to go
oil that time and not show any improve
ment!" "Viiat one doesn't see doesn't hurt
one," said the girl who shut her oyes
when he kissed her.
"Here is a doctor who says you must
not eat when you nre worried."
"But suppose you're always worried
for fenr you ain't going to get anything
THE WIDOW 22
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EACON SILAS LAPHAM, wld-
ower, had been paying atten
tions to Aunt Sarah Hender
son, widow, for two years.
Each heard that the other was stub
born, and each was watching and wait
ing for tho other to exhibit the trait.
Thanksgiving brought the crisis. Tho
widow invited the deacon to dinner.
There was no question about the dea
con taking the head of tho table, but
when tho matter of carving came up
tho widow took knlfo and fork In hand
j ond sa'd
"I can do It so much better than you.
"I fall to see how or why," he re
plied. "Because I havo always carved. It
was an eccentricity of mlno even when
I was a girl. No doubt you can slice
ham or pork, but when It comes to
carving a turkey"
"I hare carved thousands of them,
."THERE YOU ARE
as you must know," Interrupted the
deacon, with considerable asperity.
"Don't Jab tho fork Into the bird like
that. That's llko a hired man Jabbing
a pitchfork into a heap of hay."
"I was not Jabbing. In order to
start carving you must get a Arm hold
of the bird."
"Then take It by a leg."
"Noverl How would you look hold
ing tho bird with one hand while you
sliced away with tho knife? If you
have always carved that way"
"I have, and It's the only way to
carve. There you are Jabbing again!
One would think you were a -soldier
bayoneting an enemy."
"Deacon Silas Lapham, you are talk
ing Uke a child I When I think I need
to be told how to carve a turkey I will
call on you for advice. I simply get a
firm hold with the fork and then"
"And then Jab, Jab, Jab. A woman
has no business with the carving knife
and fork when there Is a man present
I will carve this turkey."
"I beg your pardon, but you will sit
thero and see mo carro It. Don't for
get that I am In my own house and
that I am still my own boss."
"You invito mo to dinner and then
I humiliate me, do you?" shouted the
. - . . .
. , as ne Bnovea Mok nl3 cha,r'
Nowi don't bo a schoolboy," chlded
tno widow as sho flourished the knlfo'
around. "Having cot n Arm I10M with
I the fork, I now proceed to cut around
the thigh Joint thus."
"But you are sawing instead of cut-
No, I'm not."
"If I was a swearing man"
"You'd get off a swear word on this
occasion. Yes, you look ns if you wero
swearing to yourself this minute."
"I hain't sworn n single swear, but
when a mnn has to sit hero nnd see a
Thanksgiving turkey Jabbed nnd poked
and stabbed and sawed and butchered
tho Lord would surely forglvo him for
one or two swear words."
"Deacon Silas Lapham," she replied
na she rested from her labors, "I said
I could carvo a fowl."
"Then why don't you?"
"I am doing it, und If you would
keep quiet for five minutes I"
"This is too much, widow too
much!" sold tho deacon as ho started
for his overcoat nnd hat "You Invito
me hero and then Insult me. I heard
bout your obstinacy"
"And I heard about yours."
"And your wretched tomper"
"Samo to you." '
"But I thought it 0 slander. Now,
however, I can no longer doubt."
"Neither can I."
"It was my place to carve that tur
key. In your obstinacy you continued
to saw and Jab and butcher without
regard to my feelings. My only re
course Is to bid you good day and
take my hat and leave."
"If you will act like a boy, I can't
"And never come again," finished
By Caspar Dullon
CepyrlfhU 1968, by American ttm IC
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tho deacon as he got on his over
Tho widow ato her Thanksgiving
-dinner alone, but that turkey was
"hover carved to form a part of It.
After the dcacou's departure she re
turned to the carving knife and even
tually mnnaged to saw off a piece of
tho meat, but she had no sooner tasted
it than she started for the kitchen to
Interview tho h4red girl.
It was three or four days before the
mystery was solved, for thero was a
mystery. The turkey, which had been
killed three or four days ahead of time
and hung up to freeze, had been cut
down nnd devoured by cats, and to
save himself from reproof the hired
man had killed a peacock and hung It
In Its nee.
"And so you see I had to saw nnd
Jab," explained the widow as tho wid
ower was sent for.
"Y-c-s. I see."
"And you would also have had to
saw and Jab."
"And though you went away you
didn't miss your turkey."
"And nil things considered"
"Yes, all things considered"
The deacon's fur had to be rubbed
the right way for a time, but he purred
at last, and on this Thanksgiving day
ho will do the carving and his wife
will pass the cranberry sauce.
Our Thankfalest Thanks.
By RODERTUS LOVE.
Oopyrieht, 1908, by American Press Association.
OH, we are thankful for manifold
Thankful for life and for homo and
Thankful for turkeya with eavory dress-
Thankful for progress and wisdom and
Thankful for corn and alfalfa and clover.
Thankful for money and faith tn tho
Thankful, bo thankful, election Is over
That la tho source of our thankfulest
mL?'e?r ln f0,lr ,s a leaP year. remember.
This Is ono of 'em, and many a man
Sworn to stay single If this were -December
Now would give -thanks to be freed of
ret there's a bother that's still more dls
tresslne One year ln four all the rest it out
ranks Namely, election, which keeps us a-euess-lng,
Now that it's over, our thankfulest
Man can escape from tho maiden pursu
ing; Man can resist the importunato miss:
Simply a system of shunting and shoo.
Thnt xzrlll n..nld i. ...
----- "... ...aviiuiUIUUI UllSS.
But there is never a man so evasive
He can escape the political tanks,
Always a-drlp with palaver persuaslvo.
Now that they're quiet, our thankfulest
Season of roaring and ranting and raving,
i.ucu it ia periecwy plain
Every man's uppermost duty Is saving
Washington's country from bondage's
Time when your friend or your father or
For his opinions you class with the
Now for four years we cannot have an
other, So let us offer our thankfulest thanks.
Maybe 'twas tariff and maybe 'twas labor.
Maybe 'twas courts that so split us
Maybe the trusts so affected your neigh
bor That ha dissevered himself from your
Maybe Injunctions or guaranteed banking.
Any or all of the partisan planks.
Well, It Is over, so now for the thanking
Now for reunion, our thankfulest thanks I
Oh, we are thankful the nation I living.
iwuiuu ins uear oia repuoilo Is still
Sure of a band to proclaim a Thanksgiv
ing, Thankful, so thankful; his front name U
Thankful are wo that Columbia la leaping
ITour VRftfl aurAV frrtm nnl It t. I 1
Such a relief Is occasion for heaping
xnu en loanKigiVins; our thankfulest
ANOTHER ROYAL MATCH.
rhe Romance "of Prlnce Patricia and
the Count of Turin. v
The Idea that a scion of royalty
ihould want to marry an untitled
American girl has very much shocked
lomo of the crowned heads of Europe,
md they have put all they could In the
way of the AbruzzI-EIklns romnncc,
hoping that It might bo prevented from
50UNT OP TURIN AND PRINCESS PATRICIA
I OP CONNATJOHT.
I :ulmlnatlug In a wedding. King Ed
ward VII. of England has been espe
cially opposed to it. His majesty's op
position arises In part from his belief
thnt royal prestige should not be un
lermlned by such mixed unions nnd In
pnrt from the fact that a match bc
:ween Miss Elklns and the Italian duke
would make tho American girl ono of
Ms relatives, for It Is expected thnt
the elder brother of the Duke of tho
Abruzzl, the Count of Turin, will mate
with the sprightly and handsome Prln
:ess Patricia of Connnught, who Is
King Edward's niece. The idea of ono
3f his nieces acquiring ns a slster-In-'.aw
an American girl whoso family
possesses no blue blood or titles does
lot strike the king very favorably.
The Count of Turin, Prince Victor of
Savoy, has visited this country twice
.n 1000 and 1002. His first visit was at
tributed to a desire of the Italian mon
trch to cure him of "an unfortunate
attachment." According to reports
surrent at the time, he was not only
sured, but came near losing his heart
ignln, much in the same way that the
Duke of tho Abruzzl is said to have
lone. His second visit, nt any rate.
iro'used all kinds of rumors that he
ivas determined to marry a fair Amer
ican, untitled, of course, even If to do
10 would hazard his chance, not a very
?ood one anyway, of succeeding to the
' ibrone. But that romance is forgotten,
1 md now, if gossip bo true, he has no
' thoughts for any one but the fair Pa
tricia. She Is not only beautiful, but
is ono of the cleverest members of the
English royal family nnd n great fa
, vorlte with tho king himself. She has
been wooed by several royal lovers,
imong them King Alfonso of Spain,
ivko nt first was more partial to her
than her sister Victoria. The count Is
I aandsomo and gallant, Is thirty-eight
rears of age, n warrior, a duelist nnd
G00DBY, TEDDY BEAR.
New Pet For tho Youngsters Is the
President Roosevelt's approaching
lion killing expedition has caused a
now fad to come into existence the
substitution of the baby lion for tho
HIE PET LION, SUCCESSOR TO TEDDT BEAR.
Teddy bear. Little Miss Mamie Max
well of Doylestown, Pa., has begun
the new era iu a thorough manner, by
adopting a real live baby lion. Miss
Maxwell considers a live baby Hon
Infinitely superior as a pet to a stuffed
Teddy bear. The baby Is perfectly
tame, playful and. lovable.
ATTORNEY A COUNBKLOR-AT-LAW.
Ofllra Nnt rfnor tnrtnftt ofllrfl. Fnrmprlv
occupied by W. II. Dlmmlck. Ifoncsdale, I'a.
WM. H. LEE,
ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR-AT-1. AW.
Oniceovcr post olllce. All legal business
promptly nttended to. lloucsdnle. Pa.
1f E. SIMONS,
ill. ATTORNEY Jt COUNSEf.OR-AT-LAW.
Office in Foster building rooms 0 and 10,
Hqnesdale, Pa. "
. ATTORNEY A COUN8ELOR-AT-LAW.
Olllce Liberty Hall building, opposite tho
Post Olllce. lloncsdnle, l'n.
ATTORNEY A COUNBKLOR-AT-LAW.
Patents nnd pensions secured. Ollleeln the
Court House. Honesdale, la.
CHARLES A. McCAUTY,
ATTORNEY A COUNHELOU-AT-LAW.
Special and prompt attention given to the
collection of claims. Olllce- over Kelt's new
store, iloncsdiilc. l'n.
PETKR II. ILOFF,
ATTORNEY A COl'NHELOR-AT-LAW.
Olllre-Sccoml Hour old Savings Hank
building, lltiiiesdiile. l'n.
I j P. KIMBLE,
' . ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR-AT-LAW.
Olllce over the post olllce, Hnncsdiilc, Pa.
A T. SEAHLE,
fx. ATTORNEY & COUNSELOU-AT-I.AW.
Olllec near Court Home, llouesdnlc, I'a.
0L. HOWL AND,
. ATTOUNEY Jk COUNSELOR-AT-LAW.
Olllce over Post Olllce. lloncsdnle. Pa.
ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR-AT-LAW.
Olllce over Kelt's store, Honsdalc, Pa.
. ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR-AT-LAW.
Olllce, MhsoiiIc hi'ilillng, second floor,
DH. E. T. BROWN,
Olllec First lloor, old Savings Hank build
lug, lloncsdnle. Pa.
Dll. II. B. SEARLES,
Olllce nnd residence 111U Church street
Telephones. Olllce Hour8-2:W) to 4:IK) und
7:00toB:(W, p. in.
. LIVERY AND OMNI1H78 LINE.
Itcnrof Allen House. Honesdale, Pa.
Nov. lOtli. On the evening of the 15th,
Mrs. EHza Noble, relict of T. M. Noble,
expired after n brief but severe attack
of pneumonia nt the age of nbout 72
yenrs. . She is survived by two sons,
lames L., of Arlington, nnd "William II.,
of Detroit, N. Y., who arrived in time to
Hud his mother nlivo, nnd Mrs. Grace
Gilpin, who has always resided with her
mother. Mrs. Noble has nlso two sis
ters living, Mrs. Clearwater and Mrs.
Leonard. Mrs. Noble will be buried on
the 19th, Rev. J. II. Boyce, of Salem,
otlicinting. She was a loving mother, n
true friend nnd a faithful Christian nnd
will receive her reward. The Ladies'
Aid will attend the funeral in n body.
On account of her death the high school
John Gillncr is improving.
Rev. Edward McMillan does not ex
pect to preach for a few weeks yet.
Mr. undMrs. IloinerGillner, of Scran
ton, are visiting in this section. -
Dr. R. A. Smith is off on a hunt to
Pike county, but all the other Sterling
school directors attended the directors'
meeting at Honesdale last week.
Dr. 1 A, Cross located in South
Scranton last Monday. May success nt
tend his efforts.
If we are rightly informed twelve men
and twelve dogs came to Frank Garris's
last Monday on a hunting expedition
and the first day they went they bagged
30 rabbits, 58 squirrels and 5 pheasants.
Is it any wonder at this rate that gnme
is getting scarce and that every farmer
dreads to see a stranger witli a gun and
Report says that 11 daughter of J. S.
Brown was married to George Moon on
J. II. Moon has been unpointed as
sessor for Sterling, in the place of Ii. L.
John Smith has agnin got nicely set
tled in his new home with Miss Cassiu
Smith, n granddnughter for housekeep
er. J. II. -Lee now innkes his home nt his
Nov. 19th. Schools re-opened Mon
day after a week's vacation.
Several of the young people from this
place attended the Teachers Institute
held nt Honesdale last week.
Anna Bolkcom and Daisy Kimble, who
are working nt Kntz's Underwear fac
tory at Honesdnle, visited their parents
Apple packers are busy in this section.
Rev. Charles White preached his fare
well sermon at the Dyberry Baptist
church on Nov. 1st.
When the Weather was Cold. An
American nnd a Scotsman were discus
sing the cold experienced in winter in the
north of Scotland.
when a sheep, jumping from a hillock
into a field, became suddenly frozen on
tho way and stucklln;the air like a mass
"But, man," exclaimed the Scotsman,
'the law of gravitv wouldn't allowthat.'
"I know that," replied the talopltcher.
"But the law of jrravitv was frozen.