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ONLY NINE mnm rtnvH to Christmas. Se lect your purchases now beroro the rush. 43w2 C. PKTKKSKN, , WE WILL have a rar of potatoes on Krle track Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 16th and 17th. V. A. Cortrlght A Son. tl SOMK I'KOPr.Rnm linvlnf tilptnrns tnkoll In the new styles of art at Hldscway's Studio, to be cl veil to their friends for a present at new rear, an ALL PARTIES that have apples, please nnnemeni inuuriii? uie wcck enuing jire, 28, 1008. C. .A Cortrlght & Son. tl UMNO the picture you want framed for vunsimas, mis wcck. i nave mournings cheap or dear to frame any kind of picture, at llfdeeway's Studio. Mt2 Our show windows will clve an Idea of what the Interior of thostore looks like. Step In and convince yourself. Sommkr, The Jeweler. - 4'2eI5t FOR SALE Kay house, on East Extension reet. Large lot with sixty feet front. M. K. Simons, aseoltf .Our six foot show case full of Ladles' and dents' Gold and (lold Killed Watches. Three hundred different designs to select from. SpMMEB, The Jeweler. J2clt5 OUK I'UIENDS' homes will look brighter att Christmas time If you buy them Dlcturoof art from niv new stock. a fancy Just rc- Wlycd. Come early and net your pick at .jural dgeway's Studio. 8TUEEKD birds. Squirrels and animals make a nice Christmas gift, liuy them at Hldscway's Studio. 43t2 We have a wonderful display of Clocks all the leading makes and latest styles. Sommf.r, The Jeweler. 42el5t For Sale The restaurant building on "th street. Including front and back bars and furnace, now occupied by John Theobald, and known as one of the best business stands in Honesdalc. L. FUEHTH. 3Htf IT MAY be a camera, your friend wants for Christmas. Buy them at Kldgcway's Studio. 43t2 ALL PICTURES vlll be readv for tnken. un until the 21st, will be ready for delivery Christmas eve., 24th, at Rtdgeway's Studio. as c 4312 Six foot show case full of Ladtes'.Cents'and Children's Solid Gold Signet and Stone set Rings. Fifteen hundred different styles to select from. Sommer. The Jeweler, 42cl5t IT WIIXHK n fnrrv Vmns tnvniir frtinuls If you give them a photo of yourself. AH styles at the Hidgcway Studio. t2 FANS-dalnty hand painted chiffon Fans, at Petersen's. j (?n1n nnn silver flnnnplpri. a paim W2 SOUVENIR and single teaspoons. We have a splendid line, and engrave initials or monogram free of charge. C. PETERSEN. 100 ACRES FARM Good buildings-for sale or exchange for a house In llonesdale or Hawley. JOS. STERN11AUER, Jlawley, Pu. In bracelets we have every style new this fall. In Gold and Gold Filled. Quality guar anteyl. Sqmmkb. The Jeweler. 42el5t I HORDID all persons to remove hay from the estate of Clifford L. Chapman. GEO. A. CllAPMAN. Administrator ijXQUISITE Water Colors and Oil Palnt Imgs.many of local subjects, by -Miss lirmviiH 'comband Wm. II. Ham, for sale at Peter sen's. Prices most reasonable. 4:iw2 Mall and Telephone orders promptly filled. U, P. Sommer, Jeweler. 42el5t FOR SALE Lot and building located at 1129 Main strcot. Enquire or write C. E. Glbbs. Honesdale, Pa. 37tf All goods sold engraved free of charge. SOMMEH. The Jeweler, 42el5t HOLIDAY FURNITURE at RROWN'S. Parlor Suits at Brown's, Iledroom Suits at Rrown's, Couches at Rrown's, Fancy Chairs at Rrown's, Dining cane and wood Chairs at Rrown's. 32tf In Comb, Brush and Mirror Sets and all other toilet articles we have an endless va riety. Sommer, The Jeweler. 42eI5t THOSE PICTURES you want framed for Christmas, bring this week to RIdgeway's Studio. 43t2 We carry the largest stock this side of New York and Philadelphia of Sterling or Solid i Silver Ware, staple and fancy pieces, bcnutl ful designs. Sommer, The Jeweler. 42c!5t Fobs, licit Plus, Veil Pins, Collar Sets, Rack Combs. Side Combs, Scarf Pins, Cuff Links an endless variety, sommer, mho jeweler. LOCAL MENTION. JThe United States court for the mid- dleJdistrict of Pennsylvania held its ses- I sign m narrisDurg on inursuay evening lobt. Assistant District Attorney A. T. fifearle, of this place, was in attendance, pit few cases were considered. The inext session of the court will be held in Williamsport in January. The Admiral Dahlgren section of the Navy League has started a move ment to have a warship named after "Scranton," the scene of the activities of that branch of the organization. The proposition submitted is that if congress decides to build any more battle ships and one of them is christened Pennsyl vania, the armored cruiser, now bearing that name should be rechristened Scran ton. Capt, K, K. linden, secretary of the Dahlgren section has entered enthusi astically into the movement and has re ceived assurances of assistance from tho lact.ng secretary o the navy, Newberry, , Congressman 1. 1). Nichol s, the .Scran- Ion Board of Trade, and .Senator Boies lleiirOSe, The caso of Dr. C. W. Treverton, . under indictment for being responsible (for the death of Miss Helen Brock, as i the result of illegal treatment, which ( hvae listed for trial in Scranton on Fri llay last, was continued until February bession. of the 'criminal court. This was Iho second postponement of tho case. )r. Troverton was arrested in July last, following the death of Miss Brock in 3arbondale. William Brown, who ad mitted being responsible for the condi- lion of Miss Brock, and who is also un- ler indictment, accused the doctor of laving given treatment to the girl which esulted in her death. The parties are 111 respectably connected in tUSa coun- v, and the outcome of the trial is await- with interest. Forty Hours' Devotion will be held in. St, Mary Magdalena's church during January 1st, 2d, and 3d,' The skating on Park Lake was very good during most of the past week, and the young people took full advantage of it. Moscow, Lackawanna county, near our county line, has been created a borough by a decree issued by Judge H. M. Edwards. A new postoflicc has been establish ed on the other side of the Delavare from Lackawaxen station, to be known as Minisink Ford. Anthony Smith is the first postmaster, On Saturday morning last'Louis J. Dorflinger had the misfortune to slip on the tiled floor of his bath room, in his residence, corner of 10th and Court streets, and falling, sustain a severe cut and bruise over one of his eyes. Notice has been given of an unusu ally large number of changes in rates adopted by the American, National, Wells-Fargo and United States Express Companies. The changes by the Amer ican and National Companies are gen erally an increase to sixty cents per one hundred pounds on merchandise between various ofllces where formerly the rate was fifty cents, The four Honesdalc banks have a combined capital of $375,000 j an aggre gate surplus of $475,000 j undivided profits amounting to $153,303 and total resources summing up $5,301,227. Their total deposits are $4,302,805 j their loans $2,513,928, and their holding of invest ment securities, $2,110,312. Cash on hand and due from banks at last report $595,734, This is a splendid showing. Grace Church Parish Aid Society cleared upwards of $300 at their annual bazaar and supper on Thursday after noon and evening last, and the musical entertainment given under the auspices of the M. E. church choir the next eve ning netted more than $75 for the organ fund. This, too, while there were well patronized theatre and moving picture attractions in town. A permanent organization of the Scranton Fire Insurance Company was effected at a meeting in that city on Tuesday afternoon, December, 8th. The officers are Henry E, Gilpin, President ; Adam Spitzer, First Vice President ; John Kuhbach, Second Vice President; R. K. Cramer, Secretary and F. J. Bis hop, M. D., Treasurer. Hon. George W. Kipp, Hon. E. B. Hardenbergh, Hon. John Kuhbach and Adam Spitzer are four of the eleven directors. . The "high works" at the summit of the Del. and Hud. pocket dumping grounds opposite Blandin, have been taken down and the lumber is being shipped to Carbondale. The immense trestling, mainly about thirty feet high ind several hundred feet in length, con tained hundreds of thousands of feet of first-class lumber. As there were no mortises or tenons in the structure, the timber sustained very little damage from the use to which it was put, and, owing to the advance in hemlock, is perhaps more valuable now than when the high works were built. Miss Maggie Dailey, who made the thrilling balloon ascent from the Lake Lodore park two years since, and sub sequently had two or three hair-breadth escapes from death by mishaps to her air-ship and once from being shot to death by her lover-assistant, while V. F. Dorin, of Honesdale, was her press and booking agent, is again brought into notice by a suit brought by Mrs. Mary A. lioper, of Brooklyn, N.Y., whoistryingto convince a jury in the Supreme court at Kingston, N. V., that her feelings were lacerated to the extent of $25,000 when her foot was entangled in the anchor rope of a balloon and she was carried skyward in an inverted and uncomfor table position in the presence of more than 5,000 persons. The Agricultural Society of Ulster county, under whose auspices the balloon ascension was giv en, is the defendant. Tho suit is the sequel to a story which thrilled the coun try on the morning of Aug. 30, 1907, the day after Mrs. lioper, under protest, accompanied the balloon skyward. Miss Dailey was about to make an ascension at the Ellenville fair, when the specta tors crowded about the inflated balloon. Mrs. lioper happened to be so located that when the ropes were released and the gas-bag shot skyward, the line at tached to its top, with a small bag of sand dangling at its end to capsize the balloon after the parachuto leap, caught around one of her ankles, and she sailed away, Head downward. .Miss Dailey re alized the danger to both, knowing that if she cut loose her parachute her acci a,llta, pngge, woul(1 Bim.lyllodM,lwl to tlf.nth nild tlnt i ,ho di(1 ,,, thm. wng hmv either of Umn vmM nnir nvnivt In vi.nxli Hi.. ,.,,,, ,,,1 .,1!..,. With rare presence of mind, however, she hade Mrs. lioper to keep her eyes flmt and make no struggle, and all would come out right, which it did. When the balloon finally settled to within jumping distance, Miss Dailey leaped from tho trapczo, seized her companion by the hair and kept hcrhcad from beingdash ed against tho ground. She then called her carriage and sent the lady home, in a state of collapse from fright, but othcrwiso practically unharmed. For this experience, which it is alleged great ly humiliated her ond permanently af fected her nervous system, Mrs, lioper demands $25,000 damages. But the Ag ricultural Society goes Mrs. lioper one better, and charges her with having spoiled the exhibition. Interestingcorrespondence from our Maplewood, Sterling, Dreher, Clinton, Steene and Harrisburg contributors will appear in Fridoy's issue. Dr. Schermerhorn, who has charge of the Bureau of Vital Statistics reports that in the Honesdale and Proinpton ! districts during November, there were 12 deaths and 9 births. On Thursday 'last, Ontario & West ern detective Sheare, of Port Jervis, and Wayne county detective N, B. Spencer, of this place, brought to Honesdalc and arraigned before William H.Ham, J.P., John McKutzl and Frank Dressier, of Browntown, charged with stealing coal at Forest City. The prisoners both pleaded guilty, and were fined $25 and costs each. Two or three other prisoners were haled before Esquire II. A. Smith, for the same offense, and their cases were disposed of by him. Hawley Times "A special session of the town council was held on Wed nesday evening to confer with M, B, Allen and Mr, Richmond, both of Hones dale, regarding a franchise for an elec tric road through Hawley. The'trolley project is in the hands of Honesdale parties who propose to complete the road. They expect to come down the towpath by way of the East Side to the Eddy and thence up Church and Main streets. Council requested the appli cants to draw up a contract embracing certain conditions and present it at a future meeting. The life of the franchise that the council will grant will be about 30 years." .1. 1. Henshaw, principal of the Pres ton High School, located at Winwood, sends us a neat little booklet showing the officers, teachers, course of study, history, equipment and advantages of the institution which he has in charge. The school has an enrollment of ninety five pupils, its patronage coming from Winwood, Poyntelle, Orson, Lake Como, High Lake, Shehawken, Preston Park, Starlight, Hiawatha, Thompson and Waymart. There are fifteen in the Soph omore class ; five in the Junior class, and seven Seniors. A letter to Mr. Henshaw at Winwood will elicit full information as to cost of tuition, board, etc. Coal has been reduced sixty cents a ton at Vestal, N. Y. How it would shock us if such a thing should happen here 1 And over in Jermyn the D. & H. has de cided to leave their waiting room at the depot open a good part of the night so that hereafter passengers will not be obliged to wait out in the cold. At least this is what the papers say. We don't mention this with any ideaof suggesting how gratifying such an order would be here. We wouldn't think of asking such a concession. But perhaps fifteen or twenty minutes of light and warmth at the station before the arrival and de parture of trains wouldn't, be regarded as too much of a boon. Think of it, gentlemen, you who keep the keys! There's not a dull moment in the brilliant performance given by Mildred and Iiouclere. The curtain goes up promptly at 8 p. m., and until 11 it's one continuous fast and furious rush of mystery and fantasy seasoned with de lightful comedy. EveryMetail of scenic and stage investiture, electrical and color effect, costuming, beauty and all other little but important items that go to make up a perfect and exquisite entirety are in the hands of skilled, high salaried artists and attendants who are used to catering to the most exacting audiences in the world. Mildred and liouclere's engagement here on Thursday evening, Dec. 17th, at the Lyric, will be a social as well as an amusement event, when they will present that bewildering fan tasy, "The Flight of Princess Iris," with all new scenery and effects, and a strong company of entertainers, Representative Fuerth intends to se cure legislation at the coming session of the Legislature, of a character to require the D. and H. Co. either to supply Honesdale with better coal, or furnish the inferior quality which that corpora tion has been in the habit of unloading on us, at its real value. The D. and II. has long practiced the phm of sending to Honesdale at the highest price coal which cannot be sold elsewhere, and soothing all complaints with tho consol ing assurance that those who are not satisfied with it have the privilege of going where they can do better. As Honesdale is a non-coinpetitive point in the coal trade, the advantages of our I situation are obvious. The. consensus of opinion among purchasers is that if Hades was heated with coal bought in Honesdale, even His Satanic Majesty would freeze to death the first night. This maybe set down as a cold fact. PERSONAL Augustus Levy, of the Katz ruder wear Co,, is in town. -Mrs. W. F. Tyler, of Callicoou, N. V., is a guest of Honesdale relatives. Henry Tamblyn, of Girdland, ship ped nearly a thousand Christmas trees to Clark, the florist, of Scranton, last week. Z. .1. Lord, of Waymart, was called to Bradford, Pa,, last week, to attend tho fune.-al of his brother-in-law, II. S. Blossom. Mr. and Mrs. John II. Weaver, of Hotel Wayne, and Contractor George II. Seaman returned from Sizerville, Pa., on Thursday last. Both Mr. Weaver and Mr. Seaman who had been suffer ing from rheumatism, were greatly ben efited by the use of the Sizerville miner al water. Mies Ettle Fuerth is a guest of Mrs. William P. Boland, of Scranton. W. V. Suydam entertained a few friends at cards, at bis home, last Satur day evening. T. Frank Ham attended the Boise Belden wedding, in Scranton, on Tues day of last week. Mrs. R. N. Torrey and daughter, Miss Clara, returned last week from a lengthy .stay in New York city. Parke Schopnover, who has been visiting his aunt, Mrs. S. M. Decker, of Court street, for a fortnight, returned on Saturday last to Passaic, N. J., where he is employed in an express office. H. A. Oday, Clarence Bond, John Hallet, Charles Iloff and Antonio Fritz went gunning for foxes on Saturday last and had tho good luck to secure two fine specimens of the red variety. Monroe Schwartzkoff, of Pitteton, spent Sunday with his sister, Florence, who was a guest of the Misses Fuerth for several days last week. They return ed to their home on Monday afternoon. Miss Hattic Sutton, of Park street, who went to Washington, D. C, in Oc tober last, to visit relatives, has gone to LosAngeles, California, where she will spend the winter with her Bister, Mrs. Annie Noble. ' Mr. and Mrs. Wm. B. Holmes went to Brooklinc, Mass., yesterday morning, where they will pass the Christmas holi days with their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Mills, and family. The Sunday School in the Indian Or chard school house will hereafter meet at 1:45 p. m. In addition there will be church services next Sunday at 2:30 P. M., at which Rev. A. L. Whittaker, of Grace Church, Honesdale, will preach. Mrs. Lena (Tauebner) Davidson sent Mrs. L, Fuerth and other Hones dale friends as Christmas presents, a number of beautiful views of Weimar, the childhood home of her mother, while she was visiting that famous German city. Miss Tydvil Jones, the gifted Welsh singer, leading soprano in the Second Presbyterian church of Scranton, was the guest of Mrs. C. F. Bullock, during her visit to Honesdale to participate in the M, E. church choir concert on Fri day evening last, Mrs. Wm. B. Holmes entertained the members of her Sunday school class, at her home, on North Main street, last Thursday evening. Dainty refreshments were served, and each guest was pre sented witli a Christmas package, con taining a pretty silk work bag. J.- N. O. Bader, whose name has been so long connected with the cloth ing and gents' furnishing business of Honesdalc as to have become a house hold word, has sold his stock and good will to Louis Helfrich, who will hereaf ter manage the store. Mr. Helfrich learned the tailoring business of Wm. Geisicke, and his eleven years experience in tho trade will recommend him to the public as a worthy successor to Mr. Bader. "Paid In Full." At the Lyric in the near future Wag enhals and Kemper will present Eugene Walter's great play of American life en titled "Paid in Full," which lias a re cord run of five months, at the Grand Hnni.!, Unticn PMnnnn ., ,1 ...... , , t" j JiuuaLf uiiikaU) aiiu tl lull 11 biiu j seasons at the Astor Theatre, New York, i The entire New York and Chicago press stamped "Paid in Full" as the greatest play since the days of "Jim the Pen man" and "The Banker's Daughter." Kenold Wolf, the well known writer of the Morning Telegraph, said in his re view of "Paid in Full": "After wit nessing the performance the formula seems so very, very simple. Mr. Wal ter had a story to tell. He merely told it. He told it directly, honestly, pimply and frankly. Not a word was wasted, not a superfluous scene was interjected, fine sentiments and pretty speeches were lacking, of made-to-order epigrams there was none, and thank Heaven the 'comedy relief was omitted. In their place was a real play of real life, with human beings that trod the earth and breathed the air." Mknneh & Co. will close out a lot of single suits for Ladies and Misses at less than cost. 41ei7 LYRIC THEATRE ! iiENJ. II. D1TTR1CH, - -LESSEE AND MANAGER Thvirsria.y ff KVMNIJSG fij Tlio show that Is different MILDRED and ROUCLERE AM) TIIKIli UK! COMPANY A Superb Glittering Egyptian Fantasy t wmmtmmm n The Flight of Princess Iris Lavishly Presented. Gorceous Costumes Music, Merriment and Laughter Special Reduced Prices: Main Floor 35 and 50c Balcony .... 25 and 35c - SKAT BALK at the box office, at 9 a. in. ANNOUNCEMENTS. A co-operative Bible Class will be organized at Grace Episcopal church, this evening, under the leadership of the Rector. The lessons used will be those of the International Series. Rev. J. Pope will preach in the M. E. church, Pleasant Mount on Sunday, Dec. 20th, at 10:30 A. M. Subject, "Belshazzar's Feast." The revival meetings which have been in progress in the M. E. church, Beth any, during the past week, will be con tinued this week with an all day meet ing next Sunday. The services will be in charge of Evangelist Bessie B. Ltr kin. Evangelist T. L. Wiland.of Allen town, will be present next Sunday. Sacrament of the Lord's Supper will be administered Sunday morning. A Good fitting collar is a blessing Bheosteixs' have them in quarter sizes. W CHRISTMAS Attractive OFFERING! Ladies' Suit and Coat Department Contrary to former usages, we are going to give buyers the benefit of reduced prices BEFORE Christmas instead of waiting until AFTER New Year. Holiday Gift of Furs Always a handsome and useful present. HandkerChiefS For Christmas Gifts. Ladies' Neckwear and Scarfs The greatest favorite with everybody. Christmas Umbrellas Exclusive creations, expressly made for Christmas gifts. Gloves We have them in great assortment for Ladies and Gents, at attractive prices. They make handsome and useful gifts. Give the Housekeeper Household Linens. Satin Damask Dinner Cloth Napkins to match at low prices. Handsome Centre Pieces in many different stvles. Linen Scarfs in all sizes, to fit any bureau or stand. Large assortment of Linen towels hem-stitched or fringed. Doylies large variety of pretty designs. Leather Goods For Christmas gifts. Dress-suit ular prices. Bag's, complete variety of all new styles. , Rugs Always a welcome and useful gift. Gents' Furnishings Shirts to fit all sizes. Neckwear in all styles. Hosiery the finest assortment of men's half hose in town. Sweaters mako useful Christmas gifts. We carryall the wool sweaters made by the American Knitting Co., Honesdale, in all sizes and grades, to fit men, women and children. Muslin Underwear Handsome Gowns, Fine Skirts, will always be appreciated as holiday gifts. Christmas Gifts in Japanese Wear. Bearskin Coats and Caps to match. Infants' Short Dresses. Infants' Sacqucs. Infants' Drawn Leggins. Infants' Carriage Robes. KATZ BRO'S. LADIES' Dress Goods Jacket suits Fur Sets Opera Cloaks Winter Coats Separate Skirts Stylish Waists CHRISTHAS -A1 '- ENNER&CO. Store open evenings for holiday trade after December iztn to ueccmDcr ziui. JUNIOR and MISSES' Nobby Suits Jumper Dresses One Piece Dresses Winter Cloaks Muffs and Boas Fur Caps and Hats "The Show That's Different." Mildred and Iiouclere preeent nothing but new and big features in their re markable entertainment. During their engagement here they will present that spectacular, fantastic comedy, '"Iho Flight of Princesslris." Beautiful scen ery, elegant costumes, wonderful elec trical and mechanical effects and fifteen first class vaudeville features, introduced by Metropolitan artists. The Company numbers twenty-two people, and many bright and catchy musical numbers are introduced in the long program. The Press all over New England, has nothing but words of praise for Mildred and Iiouclere, and their big sensational production, "The Flight of Princess Iris," at the Lyric, Thursday, Dec. 17th. A lot of Ladies' cloth capes to close out at Mexnkk & Co.'s at very low prices. 41ei7 Cases, made of solid sole leather, at pop GENTS' Umbrellas Winter Underwear Gloves and Mittens Tics and Collars Initial Handkerch's Bath Robes, etc. SUPPLIES GIRLS' and INFANTS' White Dresses White Skirts Hoods and Capes Gloves and Hosiery Muslin Gowns Muslin Underwear Ribbons, Mufflers, &c, &c.