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CHILDREN'S UMBRELLAS at Weaver's Jewelry Store. el2 ONLY NINE more days to Christmas. Se lect your purchases now before the rush. 43w2 C. PETERSEN. SOME PEOPLE are havlne pictures taken In the new styles of art at Hldecway'sStudio, toboplvcn to their friends for a present at New Year. . 43t2 . FINE line of cold and plated Jewelry at wearer's Jewelry Store. 44cI2 BRING the picture you want framed for Christmas, this week. I have mouldings Cheap or dear to f ramo any kind of picture, at Itldgcway's Studio. 43t2 ftnF iiw vlndinra will crtl.n fln Irtpn of Sfhat the Interior of the store looks like. Step n ana convince yourscir. sommeh, ;ine ewelcr. 4zeiot FOR SALE Ray house, on East Extension street. Laree lot with sixty feet front. M. E. Simons. 38eoItf Our six foot show case full of Ladles' and Gents' Gold and Gold Filled Watches. Three hundred different designs to select from. Sommcb, The Jeweler. 42cItS YOUR FRIENDS' homes will look brighter atiChrlstmastlmelf you buy them q fancy pkHuroof art from my new stock, Just re celled. Come early and get your pick at KfyUeway's Studio. 43t2 fHTtTFFKn birds, Hotilrrels and animals mien r men t nr nmHH Bin. t i mi'iii m W have a wonderful display of Clocks all the leaaing maxes ana ibicsi siyics. bommkk, The Jeweler. 42cl5t For Sale The restaurant building on 7th street. Including front and back bars and furnace, now occupied by John Theobald, and known as one of the best business stands in Honesdale. L. FUEKTH. 39tf IT MAY Ye a camera your friend wants for Christmas. Buy them at Rldgeway's Studio. 3t2 ALL PICTURES taken, up until the 21st, will be ready for delivery Christmas eve., Wth. at Rldgeway's Studio. i 2 Six foot show case full of Ladies'.Gents' and Children's Solid Gold Signet and Stone set Rings. Fifteen hundred different styles to select from.- Sommeb, The Jeweler. 42ei5t IT WILL BE a Merry Xmas to your friends If you give them a photo of yourself. All styles at the Rldgeway Studio. 43t2 FANS dainty gold and silver spangled, turnd painted chiffon Fans, at Petersen's. 43 w2 SOUVENIR nnd single teasnoons. We have a splendid line, and engrave Initials or monogram iree oi cnarge. I'lvranaiuii. 100 ACRES FARM Good bulldlngs-for sale or exchange for a house In Honesdale or Hawley. JOS. STERNBAUER, Hawlcy, Pa. Jn Bracelets we have every style new this fall, In Gold and Gold Filled.. Quality guar anteed. Sommer, The Jeweler. 42el5t I FORBID all persons to remove hay from the estate of Clifford L. Chapman. GEO. A. CHAPMAN. Administrator EXQUISITE Water Colors and Oil Paint- combanaWm. H. Ham, for sale at Peter sen's. Prices most reasonable. 43 w2 Mall andTelephone orders promptly filled. GyP. Sommek, Jeweler. 42eI5t . FORALE Lot and building located at 1129 Main street. Enquire or write C. E. Glbbs, Honesdale, Pa. , 37tt All goods sold engraved tree of charge. Sommer. The Jeweler. 42ei5t HOLIDAY FURNITURE at BROWN'S, Parlor Suits at Brown's, . Bedroom Suits at Brown's, Couches at Brown's, Fancy Chairs at Brown's, .Dining cane and wood Chairs at Brown's. 32tf In Comb, Brush and Mirror Sets and all other toilet articles we have an endless va riety. Sommer, The Jeweler. 42dI5t THOSE PICTURES you want framed for Christmas, bring this week to Rldgeway's Studio. 43t2 We carry the largest stock this side of New York and Philadelphia of Sterling or Solid 'Silver Ware, staple and fancy pieces, beautl- nil designs. Sommer, The Jeweler. 42el5t Chains, Lockets, Lavellleres, Brooches, Fobs. Belt Pins, Veil Pins. Collar Sets, Back Combs. Side Combs. Scarf Pins. Cuff Links an endless variety. Sommer. The Jeweler. 4Zel3t LOCAL MENTION. "My Dixie Girl," an unusually line attraction, will bo given at "The Lyric' at matinee and evening performances on Christmas day. Full particulars in next Wednesday's issue. Wayne Rebekah Lodge has elected the following officers : Mrs. Flora Dreyer, Noble Grand ; Mrs. Anna Mitchell, Vice Grand; G. W. Pen warden, Treasurer; f Mrs. &aw uray, Mrs. u. w. t'enwar- aen, trustees, xney win be installed on Dec. 20th, when the brother Rebekahn will furnish a "spread." Water must be low indeed when there isn't enough for the fish to drink It has been found necessary to transfer the fish from the State hatchery at Con neaut to Union City for lack of water. A herd of cows, on account of the drought, were dri yen by the boy in charge of them from their usual watering place to a small dam in which the State stores its water. The cows drank the pond practically dry, and the men were obliged to carry water 1,000 feet to keep the hatchery going. By Sheriff's sale in Milford, Pike county on Saturday laBt, 388 acres of land, including a considerable portion of the village of Lackawaxen, became the property of John F. Meyer, who for some time past has been the proprietor of what was known as the Ascher Hotel, at that station, Mr. Meyer's purchase includes the old Keystone Hotel prop erty, originally the Williamson House, together with valuable blue stone ledges, and the water privileges of the place, upon which the Erie Co., at that point is largely dependent. Mr, Meyer, 'who Is a brother of Herman Meyer, of the Oak Cafe, of this place, intends to lay out liia purchase in building lots, with a vievr to making it eventually an at tractive village of summer homes for located for that purpose. Judge Ralph' Little, sitting in the Lackawanna court in Scran ton, last Saturday, sentenced Louis Miller, aged 28 years to the Eastern penitentiary for ten years, he having been convicted of statutory rape on his young sister-in-law, Hazel Olmstead, of Hollisterville. A fine of $00 was also imposed. Captain Ham Post and the Ladies' Circle, G. A. R., have removed from their original burial places, in Glen Dy berry, to the Soldiers' Plot, the remains of James Northcott, Co. M, 1 7th Pa. Cavalry, A. L. Rowley, Co. 1, 15th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, and Frederick Zahn, Co. F, 3d N. J. Cavalry. Twelve vet erans are now buried in the Soldiers' Plot. Now that cold weather is at hand the usual admonition as to the care of furnaces and stoves is timely. Anthra cite coal fires started in long unused heaters and ranges are apt to encounter clogged flues, and leaky chimneys, whereby the deadly gases escape into sleeping rooms, frequently endangering life. But perhaps the most common risk is taken by such householders as have the habit of replenishing their stoves just before retiring and opening the doors or removing the lids and shut ting off the draft, with a natural view to economy or the prospect of a ready fire in the morning. In cases of this sort, if there are no open windows, the menaoo -to health and even life can hardly bo overestimated. On Tuesday night, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hartung retired to their sleeping apartment on the second floor of their home in North Honesdale, which is warmed by a drum receiving its heat from a parlor stove in the room beneath. Fortunately Mr. Hartung, who is a butcher, and hence an early riser, set his alarm clock to awaken him at4 o'clock in the morning. Aroused by the continuous ringing at that hour, he attempted to rise, but found himself at first barely able t0 move. Awakening Mrs. Hartung after considerable effort, she was found to be nearly as helpless as himself. Finally he managed to reach and raise a window, and the fresh air thus admitted doubt less saved two lives which otherwise would have been sacrificed. Both Mr. Hartung and his wife were made death ly sick by the poisonous fumes inhaled, and it was not until noon that they were fully recovered. PERSONAL. Dwight C. Dorflinger, who is in New York this week, on business, is staying at the Hotel Wolcott. Geo. E. Moase and G. Ellison Peck, of Pleasant Mount, have been Hones dale business visitors for a few days past. i-Miss Elsie Roesiger, daughter bf Carl Roesiger, our former townsman, has resigned her position as stenographer for the Carbondale Calcium Co. Commissioner J. K. Hornbeck isn't complaining of hard times. . His excel' sior mill, at Equinunk, is running to its full capacity and has a large number of orders ahead. Co. Superintendent John J. Koehler, of the Wayne county schools, visited his cousin, Prof. Frank Koehler, Supt. of the Monroe county schools, at Gilbert, in the latter county, last week. - Hon. and Mrs. E. B. Hardenbergh, and daughter Miss C. Louise, will leave on Monday next for Chicago, where they will pass the holidays with Lieut, and Mrs. Raymond W. Hardenbergh. Otto Heumann, son of the proprie tor of the Hotel and Cafe Heumann, with a party of his young friends, cele brated his birthday on Wednesday even ing last. The birthday cake was orna mented with fourteen candles. In our obituary column will be found an extended notice of the death of Henry H. Clough, a resident of Mount Pleas ant until manhood, where n number of friends and relatives still reside. We are indebted to E. M. Peck, of Carbondale, for the article. Miss Grace Wilmarth, of Aldenville, who has been so seriously ill, is able to be out again. Miss Margaret Davis, one of Carboudale's most efficient trained nurses, who was caring for her, is now, attending Miss Esther Ryan, of Way mart. Chapmau Leek, who left Uniondale three years ago to seek his fortune in the West, and located in Idaho, has forged ahead sufficiently to have been a candi date for the Legislature at the last elec tion, and would have been elected if he had had sixteen more votes. John Murrin and J, A. Lyons, of this place, appeared before the State Law Examining Board, John M. Harris, of Scranton, presiding, at Wilkes-Barre, last .week, and passed the preliminary examinations with first-class ratings. For the preliminary examinations a general knowledge of advanced academic studies is required, while the final examination consists exclusively of questions of law. A congenial party of friends helped Charles H. Dorflinger, of White Mills, celebrate his fifty-first birthday on Sat urday last. Among other tokens of ap preciation, he was presented with a magnificent bouquet of Amorican Beauty roses. There wosfelicitousspeechmaking galore, and such mi abundance of good wishes that Mr. Dorflinger will need to live another half century to realize them. The Citizen adds its congratulations. Menner Sc Co., will winter stock 'of Ladies' at cut prices. close, out their cloaks and suits 41ei7 , THE POSTOFFICE. Where the Fault Lies for Our Un satisfactory Delivery Service. The Railroads to Blame. The Post Office Department at Wash ington having written postmaster Allen, stating that complaint had been made of unsatisfactory city delivery service in Honesdale, an'd asking for a statement of facts, Mr. Allen has forwarded to the First Assistant Postmaeter General the following reply, which cannot fail to convince the department, and incident ally ought to satisfy the patrons of the office, that the fault is not with the post master or carriers but with the misera ble train service to which they arc sub jected, and of which we are the vic tims : . United States Post Office, ailonesdale.Pa., Dec. 14, 1908. Hon. First Assistant Postmaster General, uiv. ot uity Delivery, Washington, D. C Dear Sir : In answer to your letter (D. W.) of the 8th inst. would say, mails arrive at this office at 0:50 a. m. ; 1:38, 4:10, 7:20 and 8:00, p. m. ; and depart at 6:55 and 8:27 a. m. ; 1:20, 2:50 and 4:30 p. m. It is therefore necessary for carriers to make delivery and collection and return to post office not later than 4:00 p. in., in oruer to aisnatcn tneir collections at 4:30 r. in., which is the last dlsnatch. this being the last train leaving Hones dale. At 0:50 a.m., we are receiving from 1 ,500 to 2,000 letters, and perhaps 1,000 pieces of paper mail, including the Newiork, Philadelphia and Scranton dailies. At 1:38 we receive a small mail and should, we hold carriers for 1;S8 p. m. train, there would be more com plaint regarding the delay of daily papers, etc., ana carriers could not re turn to postoffice in time forthe last dis patch. Under the present schedule earners make first collection at 6:00 a. m., and leave on first delivery and col lection trip at 8:00 a. m., returning at iz:io n. in. Tins delivery includes mail arriving at 1:88, 4:10, 7:29 and 8:09 the day before, and on second delivery and collection trip carriers deliver mail re ceived at 0:50 a. m., leaving ofliice at 1:00 p. m. mere is also a window delivery from 7:30 to 8:00 p. m. I am of the opinion that the service cannot be improved under the present train schedule, and it is to be recrretted that a countv seat the size of Honesdale, having nine large cut glass factories, elevator works, silk mill, dox tactory. three semi-weekiv papers, two large shoe factories, knitting muis, two. grist mills, two planing mills, four banks, two underwear factories, brewery, and numerous other industries. cannot receive their first mail before 11:00 o'clock a. m., and cannot dispatch their last mail later .than 4:00 o'clock p. m. Very respectfully, Matstin.B. Allen, P. M. OBITUARY. Wellington Geary died at his home in Hawley on Saturday last, Dec. 12, 1908, aged 49 years. He was expecting to start with his wife for Cleveland, Ohio, to spend the winter, when he was seized with an attack of acute indiges tion which proved .fatal. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs, Clarence Simons, of Cleveland, Ohio ; and by two brothers, Fred', of Hawley, ana oamuei, oi Lancaster. Veit Wildenstein, a well-known resi- aent ot Mount f leasant township, died at his home on Monday, Dec. 14, 1908, agea o years, v montns ana iu aavs He was born in Fischbach. urnier Ba varia,5 February 28, 1849, his parents, Bartholomew Wildenstein and wife com ing from that place to America two and a half years later. For a time the fami ly resided at Seelyville, but later moved to Mount i'leasant township, which be' came their permanent home. Mr. Wil denstein, the subject of this notice, was the oldest of eight children, only four of whom are now living. He was married February 19, 1878, to Margaret Hauen stein, who with the following children survives him : Mrs. w. H. Sherwood, of Honesdale ; Henry Wildenstein, of Creamton, and Anna, at home. One son, Martin, died about a year ago. He is also survived by the following broth ers and sisters : George and Frank Wildenstein, of Mount Pleasant ; Mrs. ueorge &tk, oi sseeiyvnie, ana airs, wm 1VUDV1UC1 j ...1 JUUCU11IC Mr. Wildenstein was a member of the German Lutheran church, and a de voted Christian husband and parent. No father was more fond of his home and family; no man a kinder friend and neighbor. The funeral services, which were conducted by Rev. W. F. Hopp, at the German Lutheran church, on Wed' nesday, Dec. 16th, were largely attended by relatives and friends. Intermentwas made in the German Lutheran ceme tery. Henry H. Clough, son of David Clough and Durinda King, was born at Mount Pleasant, Pa.. July 29, 1842. He grew to manhood at his home there, and at the age of 21 came toMichigan, three yeura tuiiiiiig iu i nline rarm, wis. He waB married to Mary Elizabeth Wen zel in 1871. She died April 6, 1892. Immediately after his marriage he mov ed to Cottonwood county, Minn., re maining there about four years, again returning to Prairie Farm, where he spent the remainder of his days. To this union were born fire childron, Eva, married to Fred, Champion in 1893; David, married to LillieMonten in 1900: Alice, married to Charles Rassbuch in 1107 ; Robert and Mary. After coming West he spent twenty-six winters scaling logs tor Knapp, Mtout ec uompany. in 1878 he moved to his farm in the town of Dallas. Jfe has taken an active part in organizing creamery companies, also the Prairie Farm, Ridgeland and Dallas telephone companies. The deceased had been ill but a short time with Bright's disease. Shortly after taken he went to Duluth for treatment, but noth ing seemed to help. On the night of the 24th he had a sudden change for the worse, and from then failed rapidly. two days later losing consciousness. At 0 o'clock p. m., Nov. 28th, he passed peacefully away at the home of his son, David at Duluth, aged 60 years, 3 months and 29 days. He leaves to mourn him, his five children, twosisters, Mrs. Anna Long and Rachael Clough, one brother, Ernest, six grandchildren and many otherrelatives and friends.; All the children were present at his funeral except Mrs. Fred. Champion, 1 who wasunable to attend. The Temalns were brought to his home in the town of Dallas. Funeral services were held in the Methodist churchof Prairie Farm. A host of friends and neighbors were S resent to show their last respects to the eceased. Interment in Prairie Farm .Evergreen cemetery. Rev. George Han son officiated. The Barron County (Wis.,) Shield. " We are a few steps farther up town, but the difference in the price of our goods and those of our competitors makes it worth your while. O. G. Weaver, Jeweler. Menner & Co. will close out a lot of single suits for Ladies and Misses at less than cost. 41ei7 A lotof Ladies' cloth capes to close out at Menner & Co.'s at very low prices. 41ei7 The Farvlcw Hospital. Fine Progress Being Made With the Work Fifty-two Men and Ten Teams Employed. Work on the new Pennsylvania State Hospital for Criminal Insane, now in course of construction at Farview is be ing carried on very satisfactorily. The forty ton steam shovel is doing splendid execution and is removing from 1,000 to 1,200 cubic yards of earth per day. On Thursday of last week two ex perienced engineers, William Prichard and Eugene Young, were placed In charge of the shovel and since then ex traordinary results along those lines have been obtained. The D. & 11. R. R. Co. havo constructed a siding on the State grounds, east of the D. & H. sta tion, which will accommodate a large number of cars. There are in all about fifty-two men and ten teams employed. A report became current a week ago that a strike for higher wages had oc curred among the owners of teams but such was not tme. A few farmers who had more than enough work in lumber ing, after sleighingcommenced, did take their teams from the works but the supply is geeater than the demand. A welcome addition to the corps of employees in the person of Mr. Jason Johnson arrived from Philadelphia on the 9th inst., and took charge of the clerical department. Many years ago Mr. John son was assistant paymaster for the D. & H. Co., and many old railroad men will be glad to know that the genial Jase," although now 73 years of age is as youthful in feeling and action as when he paid the employees of that company forty years ago. The men from Philadelphia who have accompanied Contractor Glenn, and are employed at the Hospital, are pleas ed with Farview and its surroundings, and many of them say they will never n return to the City of Brotherly Love, but will make the pretty little village of Waymart their future home. Chief Architect of the Hospital, J. C M. Shirk, makes weekly visits to Far view for the inspection of the work, and last Friday he was accompanied by State Senator Sterling R. Cat I'm. of Luzerne Co., who is a member of the CoramiS' sion to erect the Hospital. During the early part of the past week the Consolidated Telephone Co. placed telephone in the Contractor's office, and by the 19th inst. telephonic com munication will be established with the proposed Hospital. How It Happened. Mrs. Mary S. Roper, of Brooklyn, whose involuntary and thrilling aeronaut ic experience at the Elleiiville (N. Y.) Fair, August 29, 1906, was in part de scribed in our last issue, told her story the Supreme Court in session at Kingston, N. Y., on Monday last, as a witness in her own behalf against the Ulster County Agricultural Society for $25,000 damages. After being sworn she testified as follows : "With some other Brooklyn people who were spending the summer at Walk' er Valley, where l was finishing a six weeks' vacation," she said, "I attended the fair. A watchman told us to be careful until the poles fell that support ed the balloon. Then everybody crushed up close to the balloon and nobody tried to keep us back." "The first thing I knew I felt some' thing tugging at my ankle. I reached down to see what was the matter, and the first finger of my right hand was caught. The next thing I knew was being dragged through the crowd "My body struck against a man and knocked him down. Then my tace hit against the gas pipe, and I remem ber going up, I think I fainted. "When I came to, I was away up in the air, hanging by my ankle and one finger. Maggie Daily was the aeronaut, She-called to me to hold up ray head. " 'My God, I cannot I' I called back to her. 'It's hanging down and I can't. "Then l fainted again, and was un conscious when we landed. When came to ugam sue was rubbing my hands, but I told her not to do it be cause it hurt." Mrs. Roper said her injuries included a broken finger, bruised face, cut eye, fractured collar bone, sprained ankle and strained back. Mrs. Mary Hessy and Frank H. Breit enbacber, of Brooklyn, testified that no attempt was made to keep spectators away from the ropes, A photograph showed Mrs. Roper as a mere speck against the sky. She was taken up nearly half a mile. A motion for a non-suit on the ground of contributory negligence was denied. The defense claims the crowd was con tinually ordered back, but Insisted on pushing forward, ANNOUNCEMENTS. ship will be held at the High School, on Saturday, Dec. 19th. Two sessions will s neiu. RfiV. Dr. P. II niYtnl-a a--,u ,!., . ----- -- - - - - .i.wnq nil. wuuui.b services in flm Wo church, on Sunday morning, Dec. 20th, Key. Wellington G. Carl, of Kane, Ta., tist church, on Sunday, morning and rayer services on Wednesday evening. this church. Rev. Dr. W. H. Swift will speak next OUndaV eVPninrr in hn Prnariffnrinn ' ------ HIV 4 tVt 111 church, on "The Marks of a Gentle- ian," He has received definitions of a Judges in eastern Pennsylvania ; a Y. M. C. A. Secretary, whose life has been spent among men ; a brainy Doctor of Divinity, and the Vice President-elect of the United States. These definitions will be analyzed in the discourse. All are cordially invited, particularly club men. . iic vuuiai outnuy, unuer me leaucr iip of Geo. B. Phillips, of Scranton, ill RllflnPTlfl nil drillp until H,n.lTM .. .... ut.tin ii.iiii tii mat iui.n- day in January. Rev. Willinm 1 Unnn t.-ill nln. Lutheran services nt tho White Mills school house, Sunday afternoon, at .'1:30 o'clock. The choir of St. John's Lu theran church, nf MnnrH(lnln. will cintr at tho service. Does it pay to keen hens? is a uiies- tion propounded by one of our sub scribers. At nearly four cents apiece for eggs more than good oranges cost the present price, we should say it did. A Harrisburg man kept 14 hens durinc the past year, at a cost of $1.15 per hen, and gathered from them 1,45(1 eggs, and Es quire Klugh, of New Cumberland, writes that he has fed 10 hens the past year at cost of $1.0o each, nnd has had from them 2,178 eggs, an average of 144 eggs per hen. GREAT Clearance The entire Stock of J.N. C. Bader, consisting of Mens', Youth's' Boys' and Children's Suits, Overcoats, Ulsters, Hats, Caps, Shirts, Waists, Under wear, Sweaters, Gloves, Neck wear, Collars, Suspenders and Overalls MUST BE SOLD AT ONCE REGARDLESS OF COST. L. A. HELFERICH Successor to J. N. C. BADER. LADIES' Dress Goods Jacket suits Fur Sets Opera Cloaks Winter Coats Separate Skirts Stylish Waists CHRISTTIAS -FOR- Holiday Gifts ! -A.rr- MENNER & CO. Store open evenings for holiday trade after December 12th to December 24th. JUNIOR and MISSES' Nobby -Suits Jumper Dresses One Piece Dresses Winter Cloaks Muffs and Boas Fur Caps and Hats Don't fail to gel our prices before you buy elsewhere. We can save you money. O. G. Weaver, Jeweler. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION, ESTATE OF DEINA JlLOCKBrcitOEIt. late of the township oi Dybcrry. Ta. All persons Indebted to said estntenre noti fied to mnko Immediate payment to the un dcrslcmcd ; nnd those havlne claims against tho said estntenre notified to present them duly attested for settlement. eolt6 W. h. I.KMNITZEIt. Executor. NOTICE. There will be a mcetine of the stockholders nf the Honesdale National Bank, nt the bank ing house, on TUESDAY, JANUABY 12, 1U09, between the hours of one and four o'clock, p. m.. for the election of nine Directors for the ensuing year. l!y order of the Board. 1C. F. TOTUtEY, Cashier. Honcsdnlc, Dec. 18. 1003. 4Jcl7 FOR Holiday Decorations -1N- Plants, Cut Flow ers, and Ghrist mas Greens, Call at the Maple City Greenhouse Store, NEXT TO SCHUERHOLZ S CIGAR STORE. Sale GENTS' Umbrellas Winter Underwear Gloves and Mittens Tics and Collars Initial Handkcrch'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.