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A Fatal Foil.
The report which reached Honesdnlu
on Thursday last, after The Citizen
' had gone to press, that Kobert W. Pat
terson, of Madison Avenue, Scranton,
had been clubbed to death by unknown
parties was entirely untrue as to the as
tiault, his death resulting from n fall.
His injury was caused by his toppling
backward down a flight of stairs into
the cellar of the ollice of the Hower &
Stender Lumber Co., where he was em
ployed as a loreman.
He went to the oflice early on the pre
vious Thursday morning after having
been in attendance at a lodge meeting,
and was passing up theback stops when
he lost his foothold and fell backward
to the cellar floor. The lloor is concrete
and his skull wan fractured when he
(truck it. He regained consciousness,
however, and walked to his home, a
short distance away. After complain
ing to his wife of severe pains in his
head, he lay down on a couch, and it
was thought that he would soon be all
right as a scalp wound appeared to be
tta' worst of his injuries. It was soon
discovered, however, that hi condition
was serious, and Dr. Rea being sum
moned, he' was taken to a private hos
pital, where, on Tuesday, an operation
was performed. A clot ofblood was re
moved from the base of his brain, but
the treatment was of no avail, and he
died as stated.
Mr. Patterson was 43 years of age,
and was born in lierwick. He is sur
vived bv a widow andtwo children. His
wife, whom he married about ten years
ago, was formerly Miss Minnie Smith, ;
daughter of James Smith of East Hones-1
dale. The children are boys of 8 and 4 ,
years retp"itivoly. The funeral w as I
held from the family residence in Scran-1
ton on Friday afternoon, the remains
being brought to Honesdale for inter
ment in the German Lutheran cemetery. 1
The services were conducted by Hev. W. I
K. Peflley, pastor of Zion Evangelical ;
church, Scranton. Among the floral 1
tributes w as a wreath from Green Ridge
lodge of Odd Fellows, of which deceas
ed was a past grand. The pall-bearers '
were members of that lodge Past
Grands OUell, Connelly and Shoarns,
and Albert Trego, with Itev. Clinton 1!.
Henry as chaplain. The remains were
leceived here by a delegation of Free-1
dom lodge, marshalled by Past Grand
Penwarden. A number of Odd Fellows
from Green Ridge accompanied the '
body to Honesdale. It is expected that
the bereaved family will return to this
place to live.
W. C. T. U. 1
The W. C. T. IT. meeting which was
held at the home of Mrs. II. C. Hand,
Tuesday evening, Nov. 17th, proved an
intensely interesting fine, the Mibject
for the evening being, "-.Scientific Tern-1
perancc Instruction in the Public
Schools." A very pleasing part of the
program was that taken by the high ,
school pupils. Those taking part were i
Sarah Menner and Hoy Leinbeeh, who
read essays on "The Value of Total Ab
stinence to a Life," May Peteison and
L Hagerman, who gave recitations,
and Gertnide Kraut?, who sang a solo.
.Miss Katherine Schlund read an article
which showed how Scientilie Temperance
Instruction wasintroduced in the schools
of the United Slates and many foreign
countries ; Mis. Anna Keen and Miss
Libbie Mills read extracts from the State
President's address on the subject j Mrs.
Gertrude Ililler told of the Prize Essay
work, and said that the Wayne Count'v
W. C. T. l, offers a prize of $." for the
best essay written on the subject, "The
Value of Total Abstinence to a Life."
A solo entitled "The Children" was
sung by Miss Mary Jones. The next
topic meeting will be held at theM. E.
parsonage. Miss Mary Jones will have
charge of it. The subject will be "The
Relation ol'Temperance to Unions."
Nov. ijid. I. J. Many is having his
Word came during the week of the
arrival of a daughter at the home of
Mr. and Mis. Waller Stamen, in Car
bondale. Miss Blanche Staines went over to
C arbondale, Wednesday.
.The many friends of Miss Helen Man
ning will be pleased to hear of her grad
uation as a trained nurse at the Women's
Medical College in New York. The ex
ercises took place Saturday evening,
Nov. 21st. '
Mr. ami Mrs. James Johns spent Fri
day with their son, Howard and family,
at forest ('it v.
Wilbur Cody, the oldest son of Hev,
and Mrs.g.f. It. Cdy, came Wednesday
to spend the holidays.
e are sorry to hear of the accidents
happening in Amos Rutledgo's family,
of Galilee. Mr. Rtttlodgo, son-in-law of
1'.. E. Lavo of this place, had his hand
mured, Mrs. Itutledgo fell ami broke a
rib and their oldest son, Kenneth, haa
broken his arm.
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Pavnter and
daughter. Isabelle, liobcrt Miller and
daughter, .Mildred, of Carbondale, are
expected for Thanksgiving at the home
of Mrs. llenrv N. Miller.
Mrs. Hattie Robinson and Miss Mat
tie Strongman are nicely settled in their
Tho plumbers have been at work at
I. J. llouscr's homo last week putting
in thu modem improvements.
Union Thanksgiving service in the
1 resbvterian church, Thursday evening.
", " s'n'i'i- will give the address.
Edward Fowler, of Honesdale, was
the guest of Emerson Gaiumell over
Infants', Children's nnd Misses' win
ter Cloaks at Mi:n.vj:h&Co.'.s. New in
styles, beat in goods. 22oitf
The Public Trust,
The national campaign of 1008 has 1
been fruitful In examples, proving ,
again that honesty Is the best policy In
politics too. The doctrine that "to the '
victor belongs the spoils" goes without j
challenge, but the spoils meant arc not
the abuse of oflice for private gain,
merely the party right to the appoln-,
tlve offices. The idea that an office Is
an opportunity for "graft," either di
rectly or Indirectly, at public expense
Is welcomed among the pothouse poli
ticians of the slums, but the man of
ability and ambition yields to It to his
No man who enters politics knows
what tho future has In store. He may
never expect to be a candidate and
have his record dragged Into tho lime
light. Many an aspirant Is available
for most of the Important reasons, but
fatally unavailable because his record
won't stand the fire of the campaign.
A clean record In office Is the very
best capital. It Is certain to lead to
the call, "Come higher up." But the
bad record, like the "had penny," Is
equally certain to turn up at tho
Airships and Hough 'Weather.
If man Is to lmltato the bird success
fully, ho will need to lake account of
the freaks of weather up In the air.
Count Zeppelin's record making dirigi
ble came to grief through a storm. He
soon brought out another with higher
motor power, hoping for better luck.
Ho deserves It ns a reward of persist
ence. It is the persistence of men like Zep
pelin and the Wrights that nugurs
most for aerial navigation. They can
profit by their failures. Storms will
be the worst foo to airships. Birds do
not fly against storms. They often fly
below or above them and even alight
to escape tho wind's fury. The petrel
Hies near the water and hugs the sur
face closest when a storm Is threat
ening. The machine which Is "self
adjustable to conditions of tho air" will
need to beat the bled at weathering
storms or, llko most all birds, dodgo
Russia's New Crisis.
It Is believed that the Russian ad
ministration summoned Count Serglus
Wllto from retirement for the fifth
tlpio la order to have htm solve the
n$w problems raised by the Balkan
troubles. Wltte has been called by an
authority on Russian affairs "one of
the creators of his country." He has
nothing much to boast of as yet, but
that may bo because ho Is hated at
tho seat of government and is dis
pensed with the moment ho gets a
firm grip on the nation's vitals.
. Witto built tho Siberian railroad,
which saved Russia In tho late war.
He foresaw that war and prepared
for It, likewise the revolution contem
porary with it. As tho calling of
Wltto to power has usually signified
(rouble In tho air for tho czar's gov
ernment, the latest move may mean
that the new Turkish question or com
plication arising in the far oast Is
crucial and a master hand must take
hold. Such problems are certainly be
yond the talents of the ordinary Jew
baiting, prisoner dogging bureaucrat.
Tho letting of the contract in Octo
ber for deepening Dismal Swamp canal
started on its course auother deep wa
terway project of national Importance.
This canal connects the waters of
Chesapeake bay with the sounds of
North Carolina and Is practically a
link in the great inland shlpway from
Florida to Now England. When com
pleted this route will enable vessels
of commerce to avoid the stormy
passes of our eastern coast and will be
serviceable to tho navy In time of
JUSTIFIES HIS EXPOSE.
Harden Says Zu Eulanberg's Expul
sion Did Good.
" Berlin, Nov. 23 MaxJmlllon Harden,
editor of Die Zukunfl, whose allega
tions resulted In the unearthing of the
"round table" scandals In the sum
mer of Hio", has published a political
article lu which he affirms tlwt he did
good work in causing the expulsion
from court of Prince Philip zu Eulen
berg. Continuing, he says that the late
Baron Speck von Sternberg, who was
German ambassador nt Washington,
wrote him a letter In which ho declar
ed that some of the leading men In the
United States had expressed to him
their approval of and sympathy with
the work done by Harden.
SERVIANS INVADE BOSNIA.
Attacked by Austrian Troops and Re
pulsed With Seventeen Killed.
Paris, Nov. 23. A band of Seryians
whilo crossing the Bosnian frontier
near Zvornlk was repulsed by Aus
Tho Servians lost seventeen men
killed and tho Austrlaus three killed.
, Record Number of Immigrants.
New York, Nov. 23. Tho steamer
' Amorlka arrived with the largest num
ber of steerage-passengers brought on
any one steamer tho past year. There
wore 1,322 on the steerage lists.
Cloudy, followed by raluj light east
1 Younger Set I:
S, By ROBERT W. CHAMBERS, S I
ft' Author of "Tho Ffchttntf Chance." Etc. ' $f
Copyright, 1007, by
ROBERT Wo CHAMBERS
Author of "The Younger Set"
Tolling stories is an amazing knack with Robert W. Cham
bers. New'York Sun.
"The Younger Set,"-characterized by readers and critics as
better than the author's greatest previous success "The
Fighting Chance," has been secured for our columns. Il
lustrations by Ryder, Parker and Henderson.
Not a page that is dull nor a paragraph that anyone can afford
to skip. St. Paul Pioneer Press.
' Interwoven with'this fine, grip
ping story of a splendid girl
2nd a real Man one of the most
tharming love stories of recent
years arc the author's views of
some of the problems of Society.
Divorce, gambling, marital un
happiness, are here treated as
'.hey enter into the lives of men
2nd women possessed of wealth
2nd social position. If the writer
seems harsh in his characteriza
tion of the older members of the
"smart set," he is tender and
hopeful in his views of the
incoming generation. In the
"younger set," according to him,
lies certain hope of regeneration
of the wealthy and fashionable
world. As he sees those who
will sit on the thrones of power,
their hands are clean, their
hearts are pure, their ideas and
aspirations arc worthy. " When
they shall take their mature
places in Society's ranks, it will
acquire a ttew tone and a better
and worthier view of life and its
problems and responsibilities
than now prevail.
,OU never mot Selwyn,
"Never heard any
thing dcllnllo about his
trouble?" insisted Ge
"Oh, yes, sir!" replied young Erroll.
"I've heard n good deal about It. Ev
orybody has, you know."
"Well, I don't know," retorted Austin
Gerard irritably, "what 'everybody'
has heard, but I suppose it's tho usual
garbled version made up of distorted
fact and malicious gossip. That's why
I sent for you. Sit down."
Gerald Erroll seated himself on the
odgo of the big, polished table In Aus
tin's prlyato olllco, ouo leg swinging,
an unllghted clgaretto between his lips,
Austin Gerard, his lato guardian, big,
florid, with that peculiar blue eye which
1 eccms to characterize hasty temper,
stood by the window, tossing up nud
k'atchlng tho glittering gold piece
souvenir of the directors' , meeting
which ho had Just left.
"What has happened," ho said, "is
this. Captain Sehvyn is back lu town
' sent up his card to me, but they told
I him I was attending a directors' meet
! lug. When the meeting was over I
found his card nnd u message scrlb
' blod, saying lio'd recently landed nnd
was going uptown to call on Nina.
She'll, keep hhn there, of course, until
I get home, so I shall tec him this
evening. Mow, neioiu juu .........
I want you to plainly understand the
truth about this unfortunate affair,
' and that's why I telephoned your glm
I let eyed friend Neorgard just now to
lot you como around hero for half an
I "In tho first place, Captain Selwyn Is
'my brotlier-ln-law which wouldn't
I make an atom of difference to we in
' my judgment of what has happened
; if he had been nt fault. But the facts
j of the case are these." Ho hold up an
Impressive forefinger and laid it flat
' across tho large, ruddy palm of the
other hand. "First of all, he married a
cat! C-a-t, cat. Is that clear, Gerald?"
' "Yes, sir."
"Good! What sort of a dance she
led hlin out there In Manila I've
GcraUl Erroll tented himself on the edge
of tho hUj, polished table.
heard. Never mind .that now. What
I want to know iS' how ho behaved
with what (pilot dignity, steady pa
tience and sweet temper under con
stant provocation and mortification he
conducted himself. Then that follow
Iluthven turned up and Selwyn Is
above that sort of suspicion. Besides,
his scouts tiok tho field within a
Ho dropped a heavy, highly colored
fist on his desk with a bang.
"After that hlko Solwyn caino back
to And that Allxe had sailed wlthack
Ruthven. And what did ho do take
legal measures to free himself, as you
jr I or anybody with an. ounco of tem
per in 'em would have done? No, he
ildn't. That Infernal Selwyn con
science began to got busy, making
ilm bellovo that if a woman kicks
)ver tho traces It must bo becauso of
lomo occult shortcoming on his part,
n some way or other that man per
iitnded himself of his responsibility
or her misbehavior. Ho know what
:t meant Jf ho didn't ask the law to
lid him to get rid of her. Ho know
perfectly well that his silence meant
Icknowledgment of culpability, that
lo couldn't remain lu the servico un
lor such suspicion.
"And now, 'Gerald," continued Aus
tin, striking his broad palm with ex
tended forefinger nud leaning heavily
forward, "I'll tell you what soft of a
man Philip Selwyn Is. He permitted
Alixe to sue him for absolute divorce,
and, to give her every chance to marry
Iluthven, he refused to defend the
suit. That sort of chivalry Is very
picturesque, no doubt, but It cost him
his career set him adrift at thirty
five, a man branded as having been di
vorced from his wife for cause, with
no profession left him, no business,
not much money a man In the prime
of life and hope and ambition, clean In
thought and deed, an upright, just,
generous, sensitive niau7 wuos6'whbIe
career has boon blasted because he
was too merciful, too generous to throw
the blame where It belonged. And It
belongs on tho shoulders of that Mrs.
Jack Ruthvcu Allxe Iluthven whoso
name you may see In tho columns o
any paper that truckles to tho sort of
society she llgures In. I meant you to
understand that Selwyn Is every Inch
a man, and when you have tho honor
to meet him keep that fact In tho back
of your head among the few brains
with which Providence has equipped
"Thanks," said Gerald, coloring up.
He east his clgaretto Into the empty
fireplace, slid off the edge of tho tablo
and picked up his hat. Austin eyed
him without particular approval.
"You buy too many clothes," he ob
served. "That's a new suit, isn't it?"
"Certainly," said Gerald. "I needed
"Oh, if you can afford it, all right!
How's tho nimble Mr. Neergard?"
"Neorgard Is flourishing. We put
through that Rose Valley deal. I tell
you what, Austin, I wish you could see
your way clear to finance one or two"
Austin's frown cut him short.
"Oh, all right! You know your own
business, of course," said the boy, a
little resentfully. "Only as Fane, Har
mon & Co. have thought it worth
"I don't caro what Fane-Harmon
think," growled Austin, touching a
button over his desk. His stenogra
pher entered. Ho nodded a curt dis
missal to Gerald, adding as tho boy
reached the door: .
"Your sister expects you to bo on
hand tonight, and so do wo."
"I'd clean forgotten," ho began. "I
made another a rather important en
gagement" But Austin was not listening In fact,
he had already begun to dictate to his
domino stenographer, and Gerald stood
a moment, hesitating, then turned on
his heel and went away down the re
sounding marble corridor.
"They never lot ino alone," he mut
tered. "They're always at me follow
ing me up as though I were a school
boy, Austin's tho worst never satis
fled. What do I caro for all these
functions sitting around with tho
younger sot and keeping tho cradle of
conversation rocking? I won't go to
that infernal baby show!"
no entered tho elevator and shot
down to the greJit rotunda, still scowl
ing over his grievance, for ho had
made arrangements to join a card par
ty at Julius NoM-gard's rooms that
night, and ho had no Intention of fore
going that pleasure just becauso his
sister's first grownup dinner party was
fixed for the samo dale.
Meanwhile Captain Solwyn was
sauntering along Fifth avenue under
tho leafless tree1!, scanning the houses
of the1 rich and groat across the way,
and those now houses of tho rich and
I great stared back at him out of a
Sauntering idony Fifth avenue under the
thousand casements as polished and
expressionless as tho monocles of tho
And, strolling at leisure In the pleas
aut winter weather, ho came presently
to n street stretching eastward in all
tho cold lmpresslveness of very now
limestone and plate glass.
Could this bo tho street where .his
sister now lived?
As usual when perplexed, ho slowly
raised his hand to his mustache, and
his pleasant gray eyes, still slightly
bloodshot from tho glaro of tho tropics,
narrowed as ho inspected this unfamil
The house was a big, elaborate lime
stone affair, evidently new. Winter
sunshine sparkled on lace hung caso
ment, on glass marquise and the bur
nished bronze foliations of grille and
door. He mounted the doorstep, rang
and leisurely examined four stiff box
trees flanking the ornate portal, mea-
' ger vegetation compared to what ho had
been accustomed to for" so many years.
Nobody came. Once or twice he fan
cied he heard sounds proceeding from
' Inside the house. He rang again and
fumbled for his cardcase. Somebody
The moment that the door opened he
was aware of a distant and curious
t uproar faraway echoes of cheering
and the faint barking of dogs. These
seemed to cease as the man in waiting
' admitted him, but before he could
I make an Inquiry or produce a card
bedlam Itself apparently broke loose
' somewhere In tho Immediate upper
' landing noise In its crudest elemental
definition through which tho morti
fied man at tho door strove to make
himself heard: "Bog pardon, sir; it's
the children broke loose an' runnln
"Only tho children, sir; fox huntln
tho cat, sir"
His voice was lost in the yelling dis
sonance descending crescendo from
floor to floor. Then an avalancho of
children nnd dogs poured down the
hall stairs In pursuit of n rumpled and
bored cat, tumbling with yelps and
4 cheers and thuds among tho thick
tugs on the floor.
Here the cat turned and soundly
cuffed a pair of fat beagle puppies,
who shrieked and fled, burrowing for
safety into the yelling heap of chil
dren and dogs on the floor. Above
this heap legs, arms and the tails of
dogs waved wildly for a moment, then
a small boy, blond hair in disorder,
icaCavl tiscl ajjjiarentltf broke topic.
staggered to his knees and, setting
hollowed hand to cheek, shouted: "Hi,
forrard! llarkaway, forrard! Take
him, Rags! Now, Tatters! After him,
Owney! Get on, there, Schnitzel!
Worry him, Stinger! Tally-ko-o!"
At which encouraging invitation tho
two fat beaglo pups, a waddling dachs
hund, a cocker and an Irish terrier
flew at Selwyu's nicely creased trou
sers, and the small boy, rising to his
foot, became aware of that astonished
gentleman for the first time.
"Steady, there!" exclaimed Selwyn,
bringing his walking stick to a brisk
bayouet defense. "Steady, men! Pre
pare to receive infantry and doggery,
too!" ho added, backing away. "No
quarter! Remember the Alamo!"
The small boy with tho blond hair
stepped forward aud dragged several
dogs from tho vicinity of Selwyn's
"This Is tho Shallowbrook hunt," he
explained, "I am master of hounds;
aiy sister Drlua, there, is one of tho
whip?. Part of tho game is to all fall
lown together and protend we've como
:roppers. You see, don't you?"
"I see," nodded Selwyn. "It's a
pretty stiff hunting country, Isn't it?"
"Yes, it is. There's wire, you know,"
roluntcered tho girl, Drlna, rubbing
:ho bruises on her plump shins. "Kit
KI makes a pretty good fox, only sho
Isn't enough afraid ofus to run away
rery fast. Wou't you sit down? Our
aiothcrfa not at home, but we are."
"Would you really llko to have mo
itay?" nuked Sehvyn.
'Well," admitted Drlua frankly, "of
:ourso we can't tell 'yet how interest
ing you arc because wo don't know
rou. Wo are trying to bo polite" and,
la a Ueroo whisper, turning on the
smaller of tho boys "Wlnthrop, take
your finger out of your mouth and stop
staring at guests! Billy, you mako-Jilm
Tho blond haired M. F. II. reached
for his younger brother. Tho infant
Diilprlt avoided him aud sullenly wlth
Jrow tho sucked linger, but not his fas
"I want to know who he ith," ho
lisped In a loud aside.
"So do I," admitted a tiny maid in
"Well," said Selwyn, "as a matter of
fact and record, I am a sort of rela
tive of sours, n ppecles of avuncular
"What Is that?" asked Drlna coldly.
"That," said Selwyn, "means that
I'm moro or loss of an undo to you.
llopo you don't mind. You don't havo
lo entertain me, you know."
"An undo?" repeated Drlna.
"Our uncle?" echoed Billy. "You are
not our soldier uncle, aro you? You
aro not our Undo Philip, aro you?"
"It amounts to that," admitted Sel
wyn. Ono by ono tho other children came
forward to greet this promising now
uncle whom the younger among them
had never before seen and whom Drl
na, tho oldest, had forgotten except ns,
lhat fabled warrior of legondary ex
ploits whoso namo aud fame had be
come cherished classics of their nurs
ery. To li'iein'iii'iol