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THE CITIZEN, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1913.
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Bethany, Dec. 23. Mrs. J. J.
Hauser spent Tuesday In Scranton,
Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Starnes went to
Scranton Tuesday to consult an eye
specialist as Mr. Starnes has had
great trouble with ono of his eyes.
Dr. Frey made an examination and
didn't find any foreign substance
which was supposed to havo been
there. After treating the eye Air
Starnes felt very much better.
Patrons of the school enjoyed a
very Interesting programme Friday
afternoon and much credit Is due the
teacher, Miss Purdy, In training the
twenty-four scholars who did so well.
The programme was as follows:
"Santa Claus," song by the school;
recitation, "Santa Claus," questions
toy Elizabeth Prltchard; "A Tele
phone Message to Santa," by Helen
Bodle; "Christmas Speech to Santa
Claus In China," Robert Paynter;
"Just Before Christmas," Clarion
Hauser; song, "The Naughty Little
Mouse," Tamar Prltchard; "Santa
Claus," Leslie Pothick; "A Little
Speech by a Little Girl," Edna
Clemo; "Talking to Santa." Ituth
Yerkes; song, "Where Does Santa
Claus Live," by the school; xeclta
tion, "Moderate Wish," Charles
Paynter; song, "Ho Is a Funny Old
Fellow," Edwin Prltchard: solo, with
school joining in the chorus; recita
tion, "Bister Susie's Beau," Marshall
Ward; "It Was the Night Before
Christmas," Helen Bennett; song,
"The Women Who Lived in a Shoe,"
Stella Dudley and Doris Blake; reel
tation, '"Twas the Night Before
Christmas," Mildred Avery; "Santa
Claus at Home," Hilda Smith;
"Betty and the Bear," Doris Blake;
"A Catastrophe," Donald Ballou:
song by the school, "Children, Why
Are You Here?" Nellie Prltchard
was the accompanist. All enioved
the prettily decorated tree which was I
lighted after the entertainment and
a general social time was spent.
Miss Purdy received a very fine cut
glass flower vase from her scholars.
There will be school three days this
week, then vacation the remainder
of the week.
The Sunday schools will have their
exercises and tree in the .Methodist
church to-night (Wednesday).
Helen Manning returned from
New York Wednesday to spend
Christmas at her home here.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph. Clemo of
Beech Grove will give a family din
ner party on Christmas which will
Include fifteen people.
Rev. and Mrs. J. E Prltchard and
family are Invited for Christmas to
the pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Jennings who will also give a
dinner party to fifteen people.
RARE OPERATION PERFORMED
ON PIKE COUNTY LASSIE
Portion of Spinal Column Removed
Bone Sowed Together and Plac
ed Around Spinal Cord, Fortifying
tho Thread of Life.
A tiny wisp of Pike county girl
hood, says the Milford Dispatch, had
tho distinction of undergoing recent
ly what is probably the most un
usual and marvelous surgical opera
tion ever performed in the world.
Josephine Stafford, seven-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter J.
Stafford, of Lehman township, was
the subject of the operation, and is at
present in tho Post Graduate Hos
pital in Now York city, convalescing
from the operation with a part of ono
of her shin bones performing the
functions of several of the vertebrae
of the spinal column. As a master
pieco of modern surgery, this delicate
operation has only been performed
two or three times In the United
States and scarcely that many times
in Europe, or in fact in all the other
countries of tho globe.
The girl has suffered with tuber
culosis of the spine since a short time
after birth. As she grew older the
disease developed and at three years
of age it became alarming. Her par
ents endeavored to find a cure for It.
Manv doctors have examined tho
child and given up the case. Many
have tried to effect a cure without
any success. Several operations of
a variegated naturo have been tried
with no change in the condition of
Some months ago air, Stafford
heard of Dr. Fred Aldee of New
York, who had some time before
mntln a trin to Eurone and at the
Europe Medical Congress had per-'
formed successfully for the first time 1
a transposition of bono to stamp out!
of the spine the deadly tuberculosis.
Investigation revealed that the prom
inent physician would perform the
operation at the Post Graduate Hos
pital in New York.
About four weeks ago Mrs. Staf
ford accompanied her daughter to the
hospital. There the operation was
performed. The large bone of the
lower part of one of her legs -was cut
and a good sized piece taken there
from. The sliver of bone was then
cut into four parts. The diseased
portion of the spinal column was
then cut from the spinal cord. The
four pieces of bone were sowed to
gether with kangaroo tendons and
placed around the spinal cord and
fastened together, fortifying, as it
can aptly be termed, the thread of
Tho patient rallied rapidly from
the effects of the anaesthetic. It
was expected that It would be at
least six months before she would be
ablo to recover from the .'operation.
However, her strong constitution, It
is thought, will enable her to come
to her home in Pike county much
Mrs. Stafford returned home last
week from tho hospital and brought
strong hopes that her daughter would
soon be home.
Dr. L. B. Smith of Bushkill, who
has been interested in the case, states
that the operation is about the rarest
known to him. It gives a permanent
cure to an hitherto Incurable dls-
ease. He also' states that Dr. Fred
Aldee of New York Is the only sur-
geon who can successfully perform
that operation. Physicians and sur
geons everywhere were interested in
"WAY DOAVX EAST."
Typical of New England rURRed hones
ty, simple traits and charity, "Way Down
Hast" comes to the Lyric Tuesday, Dec.
30. For nineteen years this famous play
that arouses memories of childhood, of
clean, wholesome Uvlnc. has been before
the public. A play that touches the heart
and emphasizes the little virtues that
make all humanity better Is bound to live
and be always Interesting. As familiar
to the majority of theatregoers as a
household word, for this reason no de
scription Is necessary. All that needs to
be said Is, that there Is no purer, sweeter
or more wnoiesomo play in existence,
none of which holds the mirror up to na
ture more truly and none which has
moie real Inspiration In Its every lino and
leature tnan this tamous rural play.
A special new production Is announced
this season, and an exceptional cast
headed by Sir. William Lawrence who
for the past ten years has been identified
with the part made famous by tho late
Dcnman Thompson in "The Old Home
stead." The musical features are of tho
same high order as In previous years.
This grand old Idyl of New England en
dorsed by clergy and press for eighteen
years will undoubtedly be greeted by a
capacity audience, at both performances.
A bargain matinee will be given. Prices
25c and 50c. Night prices always 25c to
"Red Shadow" is Hon. John E.
Barrett's great story of tho Wyo
ming A'alley. It tells nil nbotit tho
famous massacre. Jt grips. It thrills.
It is the seed of local patriotism,
lllg book. Price S1.2."?. Cheap at
double the money. At Leino's drug
We offer onp Hundred Dollars
Reward for any case of Catarrh that
cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh
b J. CHENEY & CO.,
We, the unaerslgned, have Known
F. J. Cheney for the laBt 15 years,
and believe him perfectly honorable
in all business transactions and fi
nancially able to cairy out any ob
ligations made by bis Arm.
NATIONAL BANK OF COMMERCE,
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken Id
ternally, acting directly upon the
blood and mucous surfaces of the
system. Testimonials sent free
Price 75 centB per bottle. Sold by
fane Hall's Family Fills for con'
Foot Down On
Doesn't it seem that the tele
phone always rings when
you are on another floor?.
And have you ever stop
ped to count the weari
some steps which the
But there if an effective
remedy. An Extension
Bell Telephone on the
other floor will bring all
calls to you will put
you on the same noor
with your telephone,
Call the Business Office to
day and order this step
saver. It costs but a few
cents a week.
The Bell Telephone Co. of PtC.
T. A. Garvey, Local Mgr.,
Dr. Swift's Adult Bible class had
fifty-seven members present at
SUnday school December 21, of
which thirty-one were men and
twenty-six ladles. This class is
gaining new .members each week by
Dr. Russel H. Conwell, a Baptist
pastor who lectured in Honesdale on
"Acres of Diamonds" a 'few years
ago, has gone to tho seashore for his
health. He was taken ill at his
homo In Philadelphia.
Tho Right Rev. Henry Rouglas
Robinson, Episcopal bishop of Ne
vada, died in New York city on Sat
urday from a complication of dis
eases. Church Publicity, by Christian F.
Relsner; the Methodist Book Con
cern, publishers, New York.
IChurch advertising Is a develop
ment of the last decade. Previous to
1000 very little had been done to ap
ply to religion ttie methods that
count for so much in business. Sys
tematic and intelligent advertising
had no olace in church work for sev-
eral reasons: first, because It reaulr-
ed the expenditure of money; second, 1
It was used by theatres, circuses and
swindlers, and, therefore, should not
be employed by religious institutions;
.third, if people could not be Induced
to attend church by the appeals of
the clergy at the regular church ser
vice, how could it be expected, to in
fluence them through newspapers?
Dr. Relsner, who is pastor of the
Grace M. E. church In New York,
has just bought out an authoritative
book on Church Advertising. Only
one other has ever been published,
and that was by Charles Stelzle and
was entitled "Principles of Church
Advertising." Dr. Reisner's is a
much more comprehensive treatise
than Dr. Stelzle's. It discusses every
form of publicity that can be used
for church exploitation, and gives
examples of the best kind of copy to
use In the different mediums em
ployed. The author himself has been one of
the most successful of church adver
tisers. When he came to Grace
Methodist Episcopal church three
years ago the average attendance at
the services was 200. To-day the
average attendance is over 1,000 and
1,000 new members have been added
to tho roll. Perhaps one reason of
Dr. Reisner's success is that before
ho became a clergyman he was a
newspaper man. His training gave
him a knowledge of publicity meth
ods, so that now as a clergyman he
recognizes news when he sees it, and
knows how to appeal to the masses.
Among the subjects treated In the
volume under consideration are
these: "Why Should Churches Ad
vertise?" "Does Publicity Pay?"
"The Minister Who Advertises,"
"Paid 'Newspaper Advertising,"
"Featuring the Sunday Night Ser
vice," "Making tho Church Promi
nent," "Outside Advertising," "Aid
ing Sunday Schools and Children by
Dr. Reisner's "Church Publicity"
should bo in the hands of every
clergyman in tho United States be
cause of tho practical help it can give
the 'churches in enlarging their
spheres of usefulness.
SUNDAY SCHOOL ITEMS.
The Cradle Roll Department of the
M. E. church, Honesdale, will meet in
tho Sunday school room Friday af
ternoon, Jan. 2, 1914.
Autumn Leaves has conquered all
difficulties and now has a front line
Schools that havo not adopted a
Graded Lesson series should use the
graded supplemental lessons with the
Uniform Lessons or they cannot at
tain Front Line.
Good Bibles, latest revision, cost
prices from 2C cents up; testaments,
5 and 10 cents; single books, two.
cents at 1101 Church street, Hones
dale. The Elementary Workers of our
county are preparing ror a conven
tion. Class No. 5 of M. E. Sunday school
of Honesdale are taking a trip around
Everyland has some exceedingly
interesting articles. Read them, use
Send names of scholars having a
perfect record this year to Mary E.
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES.
The following pupils have not been ab
sent nor tardy during tho first three
months of school:
Albert Burkhnrdt Gladys Ban-able
Homer Daniels Thelma Grambs
William Elsele Grace Metzger
Fred Kimblo ,
Russell Barrable Daisy Irwin
Arthur Campfleld Beatrice Murtha
Merrlman Itelfler Dorthy Miller
Flora Cassell Edna Penwarden
Earl Campfleld Ford Whlttalter
Aramls VanDusen "Doris Congdon
Nelson Beck Helen Stocker
Powell Bauman James Blakney
George Dudley Ituth Decker
Charles Decker Oraco Dunlap
Louis Kreltner Phoebe Irwin
Floyd Penwarden Loretta Smith
AValter Wagner Jessie Toms
ERROR IX PICKEREL SEASON
In our last Issue Tho Citizen stat
ed that December 31 was tho last
day for catching pickerel, instead it
should have read December 21.
The rabbit season closes Dec. 31.
TO BE A TIME
OF JOY FOR HIM
This Little Story S-ows Just What
a Lot of Good Things tbo
Bachelor Misses at Merry
"My wife has been questioning me
for the past three weeks about what
I would like for Christmas."
"Well, I suppose you told her?"
"Yes. The first thing I thought of
was an umbrella. I really neod an
umbrella, because it Is quite a dis
tance from my houBe to the train,
and I have to walk it. A nice umbrel
la would come In bandy on rainy
days. Then there are some books I
would like vory much. I gave her a
list of them as nearly as I could at tho
start, and hare been adding to It day
by day as I happened to think of
something else in that line. I men
tloned cuff-buttons and studs for full
dress occasions, and I gavo her to un
deratand that If she didn't feel like
troubling herself over tho matter I
would be glad to take the money she
had set aside for me and buy myself
some cigars. Last night I had occa
slon to look into a closet we don't use
much, and there I found my present.
all ready to be placed before me on
"Of course, then, sho hadn't adopt
ed your suggestion as to the cigars.
"No. I'm going to be made glad
with a beautifully worked sofa pillow.
Along the road to Bethlehem
Thiee weary wise men slowly fared.
And wondering shepherds gazed at them
And bowed the heads which they had
Three wise men who had journeyed far
Rode slowly o'er the hills that night.
Still following then guiding star
Whose constant beams were broad and
At Christmas time they heard a voice
That sweedy sounded far on high;
"Rejoice, ye sons of men, rejoice I M
The words rang clearly from the sky.
The trembling wise men paused to bear
The song that angels sang to them.
And ceased to doubt and turned from
That Christmas night in Bethlehem.
We hurry through the busy days
And in the market-place contend;
We strive to win in shameful ways.
Forsaking brother, wronging friend;
We foster greed and cling to pride.
We have no time fev being kind.
We rudely push the lame aside,
And give.no guidance to the blind.
We madly struggle after gain.
Forgetting all the Master taught;
We worship riches, and disdain
To heed the message that He brought
Yet, even so, at Christmas, love
Assails our hearts and chastens them
And brings us glad remembrance of
That holy night in Bethlehem.
We cease a little while to hate.
We turn a little while from sin;
We greet die stranger at the gate.
And reaching forth we lead him in.
And, happily remembering
The babe that in the manger lay.
We still acknowledge Him our King,
As they did, that first Christmas day.
Three shadowy wise men slowly fare
Alnna tlit, shadnwv hityhwav still.
And shadowy shepherds watch them there
And see the star blaze o er the hill,
And men, wherever men may dwell,
Still hear the message borne to them;
That God still reigns and all is well.
1 he star shines on o er Uethlehem.
'Mamma, Santa Claus isn't married,
"I don't know. Why do you think
he isn't, dear."
"'Causo if he was Mrs. Santa
wouldn't lot him stay out that way at
No Room for Any More.
"Goln' to hang up your stockln'
"Better. You might git It filled.'
"It's filled now."
He gave the girl a pair of skates,
And now his heart Is full of hate;
He merely stands around and waits
And Inwardly rebels at Fate,
While one more favored far than ho
Is or may ever hone to be
Kneels whero she stands, so fair, so
And fastens them upon her feet
Joy Ahead for Him.
Don't forget that tho clothes you
are not going to wear any more may
Jook mighty good to somebody.
FORD MOTOR CAR!
now ready for
present that would not be forgotten.
Send in your order and we will make delivery.
127 Ford Motor
This is enough
the wise ones are
Some good territory open in Wayne County
for good, live agents. Write me and I will send
you our proposition.
FLOYD E. BORTREE3
Distributor, ARIEL, Pa.
Lieut. Becker's Mother Dies In Ignor
ance of Her Son's Plight.
New York. The mother o former
Police Lieutenant Charles Becker,
who is in the death house in Sing
Sing awaiting execution for the part
he played In the murder of Herman
Rosenthal, died at her home here on
Friday last. She was very old, and
had been bedridden for years. She
died in ignorance of her son's plight.
For more than a year she had not
been permitted to read a newspa
per. When her son Charles ceased
to visit her, another son, John, told
her Charles was suffering from
rheumatism and had been sent to a
sanatorium. This explanation suf
ficed. JUDGE LINDSAY WEDS.
.Tiiiivptiiln Court, Founder Takes
Britlo in Chicago. !
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tne juvenue uoun ui uuuver, iu..,
r atrn tpoviinpr srp.nnniitTnrpr or ui.
F. J. Cllppert, of Detroit, Mich., were
married in Chicago on Saturday.
Must Keep Beaux From Exchange.
Operators of tho Bell Telephone
Co., in Scranton, are gloomy over
the order issued by Miss Anna Mc-
Andrew, the .night chief, forbidding
the girls to allow their beaux to
bring them closer to the exchange
than one block. And it's all because,
as tho 'phono girls are saying, a big
brother of one or them leaneu UQwn
to whisper something to his little sis
ter, whom he had taken to work,
and the night chief thought he kiss
Assistant Postmasters Out ol Civil
Washington. All assistant post
masters will bo exempted from the
civil service under the post offico ap-
nronriation bill, which has just been
completed by the House Committee
on post oillces and to uo reporieu im
mediately after tho holiday recess.
Tho Democrats of tho committee vot
ed to put into tho measure a provis
ion substantially similar to tho one
in tho sundry civil bill under which
deputy collectors and deputy mar
shals from civil service.
The bill carries approximately
$303,000,000, a Cut of about ?3,
000,000 from the estimates submit
ted by the post ofllce department.
Winter AVheat Incrcnso A early
Washington, D. C. An increase
of 8.G per cent., or 2,888,000 acres,
in the area planted to winter wheat
in the United States tins Taji com
pared with the revised estimated
area sown last year, Is reported by
tho Department of Agriculture. The
total area Is 3C.500.000 acres. Tho
condition of winter wheat on Decem
ber 1 was D7.3 per cent, of a normal.
tho highest December l condition re
corded since 1003. The condition of
winter wheat last year was U3.2,
8C.G per cent, in 1911 and 89.2 per
cent, the ten-year average..
Imaginary Lino to Become Heal.
Washincton. D. C. A barbed
wire fence along tho Mexican bound
ary to check Incursions into Ameri
can territory was proposed in a bill
Introduced last week by Senator
A total of $350,000 would be ap
HORACE VOSE DEAD.
Sent ThnnksRlviiiK Turkey to Every
President Since Johnson.
IIoraco Vose, of Westerly, It. I.,
widely known as the purveyor
turkeys for Thanksgiving Day din
ners at the White House, died on
Saturday. Ho was 73 years old and
had been suffering from heart
trouble '(or six months.
When 15 years of age Mr, Vose be
delivery. A Xmas
Gars Sold in Wayne
in 1913 !
to convince you that
buying FORD MOTOR
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eastern part of the state, who 1
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