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Fine Job Work Promptly Ex
ecuted nt Tho Citizen Oftlco.
Subscrlbo For Tlie Citizen The
People's Family Paper; 91.50
Per Year.
70th YEAR. --NO. 96
In Grnro Church Sunday Morning
Ultimate Aim of Church anil
School tho Same Tlio Public Li
brary Given Special Emphasis
Reasons Why Carnegie Library
N'ot Wanted Here.
On account of the Illness of Hev.
A. L. Whlttnker, Prof. II. A. Otlay
of tho Honesdalo schools filled the
pulpit and delivered an eloquent ad
dress on Sunday morning on tho re
lation between tho church and the
school and how morals should bo
taught He said:
" Tho ultimate aim of the church
and the school is the same, it Is to
raise each individual to the highest
level u is possiuie ior aim 10 at
tain. Neither one can accomplish
this working alone, it may bo real-
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dently. but the best results are pos
sible onlv when there Is the closest
wofKxn g h a r m o n y 'u ot w c c n tne
church and tho school. Do not mis
understand me, not a union of
enure ii anu scnooi uui a compact
. i.t ? i. i ii..
much to be done in common. The
mnn wtinan flnrolnmnnnt la nnMrolv
aiuiib n.v Djfii iiuui la -ib u;L.L;t iu
trained Intellectuallv but each falls
Modern education demands the
training ot tne uiree u s, tno neau,
tho hand, and the heart.
Fairly accurate statistics show
that in tho lT. S. about one-fourth of
tho children enter the High school
IU U Ulll; tJlf I V 411V JJbt fc. U V I V II (I
any higher institution of learning.
How large a number of tho positions
rf nrrr' anil voctnnTiBllillUv Tint n ro
filled by this 5 per cent. Is well
mn nn n enrpn ktiim v nr rnnn I nns
manning 5ontomnor 1 fiQR nilfl And.
ntr j n Tin i . in 1 sd rnniiren en
tered our beginning class; 13 of
They moved away and I have been
unable to find anyone who could tell
me concerning them. Two have
Fifty-six .left school without enter
ing tne nicn scnooi anu iiu coin-
could not trace the children of an
earlier period and I could not follow
1 1111 T-1 V Lll IIS 1U1 L11K1 'U I'L.lX LI 11. flU 11111 11 T
were yet in the garden. However,
you bee wu iiuvu yr ui pur tt;ui.
per cent, in tho United States.
Beginning with tho graduating
class of 190C and ending with the
class of 1910 5 years wo have
117 graduates. Of this number 30
entered college, 11 normal school, 7
business colleges, and 10 some other
school. To summarize, 58 enter
ed some higher institution of learn'
ing ana uu aia not. mo reason i
did not Include the classes of 1911
and 1912 is that I find many do not
go away to 6chool till two, three or
four years after graduation from the
high school. Is not the fact that
approximately one-half of our grad
uates continue their education af
ter nnisning in ino local scnooi, a
sufficient reason for maintaining
college preparatory course of
study? For those who can go no
further wo have a commercial course,
also ono that prepares for teaching,
We are trying to do all that we can
with our present equipment to train
pupils for complete living.
So much for the training or the
head. For the training of tho hand,
wo have free hand drawing In all
the grades and mochanlcal drawing
in tho high school. In the lower
grades much constructive work is
done, such as weaving, paper cutting
and tho making of baskets and
boxes, while in tho high school we
make use of tho laboratory In tho
teaching of the sciences. Tho gym
nasium Is used to somo extent by
moat of tho pupils. May tho tlmo
soon come when wo will have man
ual training, domestic science, and a
regular course In physical instruc
tion The following plan Is in suc
cessful operation in a number of the
Nebraska high schools. Volunteers
among tho best housekeepers of the
community give Instruction at their
homes, to the high school girls.
The girls take notes on tho instruc
tion given by the teaelier, and on tho
observation of her methods of -preparation
of tho given article. They
then practico at their homes until
they bellevo they have acquired the
requisite skill, when they bring tho
prepared articles to an exhibit
where they aro passed upon by
judges. Credit is given toward
graduation ifor successful work.
Who will bo tho first Honesdalo
i. .. l. .Tr.i.., o muin
brings us to another most Important
factor in this problem, tho homo.
Tlmo 'will not permit mo to dwell
long upon this phase of the subject
but much of the work now perform
cd by churcli and school could bo
done much better by tho parents
Tho reason It Is done by tho former
is. that It is not done by tne latter,
Father and mother ought to glvo tho
children moral and religious instruc
tion and training; If they do, it Is
the duty of tho church and school
to assist them In every manner pos
elble so that their work may bo most
benoiiciai; they do not then tho
church and tho school must do tholr
best to supply what tho parents havo
neglected to provide.
iwhllo tho church may aid tho
school very materially In the train
ing of tho heart and band. It is in
the training of tho heart that It may
Ka nf mnaf nftRlRtnnrn. Tn nil crrnrina
of our school a portition of tho
(Continued on Page Four.)
Damascus. Doc. 3. You will soon
havo to wrlto 1913.
Two cases of smallpox aro report
ed hero mid tho homes aro quaran
A later account Is that H. II. Peth
ick is much improved and is ablo to
go as far as his brother's store, but
is yet in a feeble condition.
We nro pleased to extend tho hand
of fellowship to our new brother
scribo of Tyler Hill. May he bo a
useful and lnstffuctli'o scrlbo and
citizen for many years to come.
Miss Irene, daughter of Charles
Pethick, now of Pcckvlllc, who spent
tho summer hero on the farm, ex
pects soon to go to Colorado whore
the majority of the family now re
side. In tho local market here, eggs are
45 cents; butter Is soaring around
40 cents with nn upward tendency;
beef by the quarter, 7 and 8 cents;
pork 10 to 12 by the whole carcass,
and potatoes 55 cents.
G. C. Abraham has transferred his
saw mill, at Mllanvillc, to Earl
Darnes of the same place. There is
noi much stock remaining nt this
mill and this Mr. Barnes will havo
charge of. Tho other saw mill, nt
the Little Meadows, has a large stock
stacked, awaiting orders.
Our friend George C. Abraham
will bid us adieu for the winter this
present week to join his family at
Southurst, a point in south central
North Carolina, near Plnehurst. B.
L. Tyler has been deputized to fill
Mr. Abraham's place as secretary of
the school board.
II. B. Pethick returned from New
York last week, where ho went for
medical treatment for an affection
of tho mouth. We understand the
ailment was pronounced a case of
blood poison. Mr. Pethick recently
bad some teeth extracted and the
disorder followed Immediately. A
few years ago Mr. Pethick lost the
use of the right hand by blood
poisoning. Tho case is thought to
havo a critical aspect and his friends
are apprehensive of a speedy recov
ery. How many taxpayers in this town
ship know that It takes nearly ?9,
000 to pay the teachers the present
year for their time, besides other
necessary expenses. Do you think
you are getting value received for
this amount of money? Is not the
present school system at fault some
where? A master mechanic is worth
more to a manufacturer than an or
dinary laborer and he will discrimi
nate between them.
If a trolley road were put into
operation between tho county seat
and some convenient point Here in
tho Delaware Valley, it could not
prove otherwise than an advantage
to Honesdale. It is needless for us
to dwell at lengtb on how it would
benefit every branch of business out
there as it must be at onco apparent
to any one with an eye and brain for
commercial business. No doubt
many of tho farming element along
such a proposed route would only
be too willing to help such a project
or even be willing to make a co
operative company as it would also
throw value their way nna
would open up better market facill
ties for their produce.
N. B. Alfast has Just finished mak
ing cider for this season. Ho used
up between 7,000 and 8,000 bushels
of apples, paying for tho same 12
cents a bushel delivered at his mill.
At tho present writing Mr. and Mrs.
Alfast aro much concerned over the
condition of their littlo daughter's
arm from tho effects of vaccination,
Tho little one is In severe pain. Mr,
Alfast and family havo all prepara
tions made and tho date of depart
ure set for their trip toward tho set
ting sun. Dec. 30, God willing, they
will bid their friends adieu. Their
route going will bo via. tho Erie to
Chicago; to Denver, Salt Lake City,
landing at Los Angeles. A stop will
be made at Chicago with Mr. Alfast's
sister, and they may possibly leave
the main routo going to visit the
Wllseys in Ohio. Mrs. Alfast has a
brother living in Los Angeles, John
Buchanan, a contractor and builder,
Mr. Buchanan went there several
years ago to improve his health. He
was so much uenentea uy that cli
mate that bo sottled there, went in
to business and Intends spending the
rest of his days among tho roses of
Death of John Ordnung.
John Ordnung a life-long resident of
Seolyvllle, paBsed away at his homo
at that placo last Saturday after
noon after a lingering illness of
dropsy, Tho funeral was bold Tues
day afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. C
C. Miller ofllciatlng. Interment was
made in the Lutheran cemetery at
Mr. Ordnung was born In Ger
many 73 years ago tho 15th of last
May. Ho camo to America In early
life and lived at Cherry Illdgo
number of years previous to coming
to Seelyville, whoro bo married
Margaret Miller and made his home
the Ia3t 30 years. Mr. Ordnung has
served several township olilccs, the
last being that of supervisor. Tho
following children survive: Jobn
Jr., George, all of Seolyvllle; Gus
tavo and Mrs. Wlllam Goehlor,
both of Scran ton; and Mrs, George
Galor of Elmlra, N. Y.
Lookout, Dec. 2
nov. Mr. Howen, wlfo and eon
Wesley left Monday for a week1
visit with their son, Frank Bowen
at Patorson, N. J.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Teeplo aro on
Joying a visit with relatives in Con
Ed. Flynn and family, of Alle
gheny, aro visiting at John H
Frances Edsall, of Honesdale,
visiting her mother, Mrs. Grace
Delaware anil Hudson Industrial
Audit Shows How Fanners Loso
Money Honesdalo Doing What
llu Itci'oiuuicnils.
In nn interview on Friday last
with a Scranton Trlbune-Itepubllcan
representative, Ira H. Shoemaker of
Albany, industrial agent of tho Dela
ware and Hudson system, tells how
tho farmers of Wayno nnd adjoining
counties lose money. He answers a
complaint of a Wayno county applo
grower that appeared In the Trlb-une-Uepubllcan.
Referring to tho Wayno county
farmers Mr. Shoemaker said that if
somo nctivo people in Honesdale In
terested in agricultural develop
ment get In communication with Mr.
Wilson, secretary of agriculture,
Washington,, or to tho Stato Secre
tary of Agriculture in Harrisburg
tho free aid plan would be outlined.
Fact of the matter is this. The
Greater Honesdale Board of Trade Is
working on this very proposition
with the end in view of organizing
Wayno county agriculturally. Tho
Board is also in communication with
tho Crop Development Bureau of
Chicago, which organization has of
fered to give $1,000 the ilrst year
toward tho aslary of an Intended
hemlst and manager 'who would
avo charge of a proposed organiza
tion. It would bo bis duty to ilnd
market for the produce, secure the
best prices obtainable and give what
ever assistance ho could along the
lino of soli production.
Mr. Shoemaker said to a Lacka
wanna avenue, Scranton, wholesale
merchant, who called his attention
to tho letter In the Tribune-Republi
can, stating that twenty cents a
ushel was the price paid to farm
ers by the wholesalers for apples lat
er sold by the wholesaler at eighty
live cents the bushel to a relative of
tho letter writer.
"If that's the case," said Mr. Shoe
maker, -then the letter proves that
there is something wrong some
where. If a farmer can get only
twenty cents for apples that aro sold
by tho wholesalers for eighty-five
cents, it seems that the farmers are
not alive to their best Interests. If
they had a produce exchange, with
an active agent in charge, went on
Mr. Shoemaker, speaking to the
wholesaler, "you would pay more
than twenty cents or you'd not get
apples from Wayno county. Tho
agent would have a market that
would pay more than twenty cents
Ho would not bo compelled to sell
his apples in Scranton. He could
sell them In Canada for that mat
ter Just like the Eastern Shore ex
change of Virginia 'got Into Mon
treal with potatoes."
Down in Virginia.
Mr. ShoemaKer explained tho po
tato crop of the Virginia farmers.
The Montreal merchants used to
buy their potatoes from Michigan,"
said tho industrial agent. "Tho
Eastern Shore produce exchango had
potatoes three weeks earlier than
Michigan. It was suggested to the
Eastern Shore exchango that it try
to break into Montreal, but the Idea
seemed impracticable. The agent
had been shipping .his potatoes to
Philadelphia and thought that Mon
treal was sealed tightly for Michigan
potatoes only. Finally the agent was
persuaded to wire a number of Mon
treal wholesalers If they wanted po
tatoes. The answer came, 'Yes,' al
ways a market for new potatoes, and
with prices satisfactory, the Eastern
Shore exchange cut out Philadelphia
and shipped to Montreal, and it is
still shipping Virginia potatoes to
tho Canadian city.
"Thats how tho farmers here
abouts could sell their produco and
be independent," said Mr. Shoemak
er. "With an exchango they could
not be at the mercy of a trust or
combine of wholesalers. If the
wholesalers set an arbitrary price
tho agent could bo just as arbitrary.
He could set the ultimatum of tho
Scranton wholesalers aside and wire
to Pittsburg, Philadelphia, Now
York, Baltimore or any city and then
ship to tho city that would come up
to tho proper mark. Scranton Is not
tho only sister in tho country that
eats apples. Tho applo -pie is a na
tional institution.
Opportunities nt Hand.
Mr. Shoemaker said that Wayno
and Lackawanna counties offer many
opportunities for increased produc
tion along agricultural lines and that
thero should bo an organization In
each county that would work In har
mony with tho United States depart
ment of agrlculturo and the stato
department also. "And," ho added,
"I am glad to say that thero Is now
an opportunity presented to bring
about that result."
Tho Industrial agent went on to
say that tho United States depart
ment of agrlculturo has received an
appropriation to promoto agricultur
al development as a stato wide prop
osition with tho ono end In view, to
lncreaso tho yield, which would nec
essarily make for a lower cost of liv
ing to tho peoplo generally, Mr.
Shoemakor then wont on to say that
In tho stato of Now York, under this
plan, thoro Is bolng established in
each of tho flfty-sovon farming coun
ties of that stato an expert in farm
management to be known as a "coun
ty agent." Tho United States gov
ernment pays a certain amount,
about ? 900 a year, tho stato depart
ment pays a certain amount, about
$000 a year, and tho Now York state
legislature has passed a law permit
ting tho county supervisors to levy
a very slight tax to raise tho coun
ty's proportion, and tho only bono
ilciary Is to bo Ibo farmers and the
Speaking further on tho Interest
being taken by the Now York state
farmers, Mr. Shoemaker stated that
a number of such organizations have
already been formed Jthcro. Recent
ly, ho said, tho farmers ot Clinton
county orgnnlzod a fnrm bureau to
work In connection with tho Pitts
burg Board of Trade, and that tho
plnn Is working out swimmingly.
"As I understand It," went on the
Industrial agent," It makes no dlf
forenco to tho government whether
tho project Is carried on through a
board of trade, or whether tho mov
ing force Is known simply ns a coun
ty agency. Result Is the thing tho
government Is concerned in, not
names of organizations.
"In Clinton county." Mr. Shoe
maker continued, "the Clinton Coun
ty Farmers' league has Joined the
farm bureau of tho Plattsburc
Board of Trade, and has engaged tho
services of an expert, who Is now on
duty. His business will bo to keep
In touch with nil farmers, giving ad
vice as to suitable crops on certain
nreas, proper fertilizer for certain
sections, and all matters pertaining
to a better yield per acre, having In
mind tho transportation facilities and
tho marketing facilities. Thoso or
ganizations aro to have their head
quarters In the county seats." and.
he went on to say, "that tho Indica
tions aro that within the next year
twenty such organizations will be
formed In Pennsylvania.
Works in Harmony.
Such organizations, according to
Mr. Shoemaker's understanding of
tho subject, will not conflict with any
fruit growers' associations. "It is
my understanding," said Agent Shoe
maker, "that the county agency Is to
ipply to states other than New York.
and," he said, "I do not seo why It
would not bo a good plan for some
active people In Wayne county, say
of Honesdale, who are interested in
farm development of their home
county, to get promptly in communi
cation with Mr. Wilson, secretary of
agriculture in Washington or the
secretary of agrlculturo of the state
to get tho full particulars."
William Elliot Grlffls, D. D., L. H.
D., of Ithaca, N. Y., is to be a guest
of the Exchange Club nnd one of the
speakers at Its annual banquet on
Thursday evening. Dr. Grillls,
who has an international reputation
as a preacher, traveller, writer and
lecturer has had an Interesting ca
reer. He was born in Philadelphia,
is a graduate of Rutgers College, and
was in the early seventies a member
of the faculty of the Imperial Uni
versity of Tokio, Japan. In 1908,
the lato Emperor of Japan conferred
on him tho decoration of the Order
of the Rising Sun. He has traveled
much In the far East and has visited
the Netherlands eight times. He
vn present at the enthronement of
Queen Wilhelmina in '98, and super
intended the placing of tho Delfshav-
en Pilgrim Memorial in Holland in
190G and other historical tablets
there in 1909. He is a member of
many learned societies at home and
abroad. He has been a lecturer or
preacher at Harvard, Yale, Chicago,
Cornell, Rutgers, Dartmouth, Ober-
lln, Pennsylvania and Union Semi
nary. He has written many books
on China, Japan, Korea, Holland,
Belgium, and tho Colonial period of
American history, as well as works
of biblical criticism, biography and
fiction. He has held prominent
pastorates in New York, Boston,
Schenectady and Ithaca, but has of
late years given his entire time to
literature and tho public platform.
Ho Is an entertaining and convincing
after-dinner speaker, and tho Ex
change Club Is fortunate In having
him for a guest. Ho has been for
many years a personal friend of
Homer Greene, and it Is through Mr.
Greene's solicitation that he comes
to Honesdale.
San Francisco, Cal. Tho liberty
bell petition, mounted on a hugo
reel and containing tho signatures
of nearly 500,000 school children of
California, started on its journey to
Philadelphia last week after being
paraded down Market street with
military honors.
When the Philadelphia authorities
seemed unwilling to send tho famous
bell to San Francisco for the Pana
ma-Pacific exposition In 1915, it was
decided to -make- an appeal to them
In petition form. Tho signatures
pasted together mako a string two
miles long. Tho petition Is going
as special baggago and will be sent
through to Philadelphia without
Recall for Hev. H. C. McDcnnott.
At a mooting of tho Mothodlst
Ministers' Association resolutions
wero adopted asking Bishop Berry,
who will preside over tho Wyoming
conference for tho reappointment of
Itov. H. C. McDermott as suporln
tendont of tho Wllkes-Barro district
for tho next term. Tho resolutions
praise- Dr. McDermott highly.
Walter Swinglo and Ophelia
Swingle of Lako, to David D. Patter
son, of Dunmoro, land In Lako town
ship; consideration, $1,G00.
Georgo Bloom ot ux of Manchcs
tor, to M. Leo Branian of Honesdalo,
land in Manchester township; con
sideration $1400.
Clarence W. Knapp ot ux. of Car
bondalo, to Starrucca Chemical Co.,
land In Preston township; consider
ation, $1.
Fred J. Avery et ux. of Dyborry,
to Thomas B. Clark, of Honesdalo,
land in Dyborry township; consid
eration, ?1.
Tho Women's Christian Tem
perance Union will meet at tho bomr
of Mrs. James Bush Friday evening,
Dec. Cth, at 7:30.
Mrs. T. A. Crossley rocolved word
Tuesday that her mother, Mrs. J. B.
Sumnor, is lying dangerously lll at
her bomo in Ulnghamton, N. Y.
Estimates Being Made for Informa
tion of Next Legislature as to the
Appropriation of Moneys for j
State Highway Depart
ment. Harrisburg, Doc. 3. Estimates i
are now bolng made for the lnforma-J
tion of the next legislature in mak
ing up tho appropriation for the
maintenance of tho State Highway
Department for tho two years com
mencing Juno 30, 1913. If the pro
posed $50,000,000 bond lssuo for
the construction of highways on the
definite program laid down in the
act of 1911 is approved by tho peo
plo, tho Stato will be In a position
to bo liberal in regard to highway
construction and maintenance aside
from tho main highway building sys
tem. As the Stato Is committed to a
system of main highways by act of
tho last legislature, provision must
bo made for maintaining during the
next two years tho roads already re
built or repaired; but assuming the
bond issue for construction will be
ratified, the State will then be In a
position to make good sized appro
priations for construction of high
ways under the State aid plan and
to provide for the payment of road
tax bonus to townships.
Highway legislation bids fair to
occupy much attention in the coming
session of tho Legislature, as the
experimental period of road making
Is practically ended and tho de
mand for good roads Is State wide.
It Is no longer confined to thoso lo
calities near cities which have large
suburban populations, but comes
also from agricultural communities,
where the advantages of first class
highways reaching county towns and
market towns are now recognized.
On the next legislature will depend
the future of tho roads of the State,
and the improvements seem certain
to go forward, owing to the strong 1
feeling in tho interior counties In
favor of better highways as an econ
omic proposition. With a plan of
distributing tho sales of bonds over
a period of years as needed and for
the retirement of these bonds at the
end of five years, the burden will
fall lightly compared to the benefits
that will be obtained from the de
velopment of the highway program
and its systematic maintenance along
modern lines.
Dreher, Dec. 3.
We are on tho last lap of 1912,
with another big holiday near at
hand. 'That means much In the way
of preparation in the home, where
the many wanderers over this broad
land of ours, must see homo at
Christmas time. We need to be
thankful at all times, for each day
brings something that Is directed by
a divine power.
Harvey Cron Is moving his family
from their present residenco near
Angels postofflce to a house he has
rented near Holllsterville where Mr
Cron has employment as sawyer on
H. R. Megargel s saw mill.
J. B. Kranter Is erecting a two-
story building near H. B. Smith's
hotel where ho will open a meat
This end of Wayno county Is left
out of the Farmers' Institute circle.
The Pike county farmers insti
tute will bo held in Hemlock Grove
church, Greentown, on December C
and 7. Topics of Interest to the
farmer and everybody olso and
everybody is Invited.
Public Toads are not In good con
dition for traveling by sleigh or
wagon and either way is hard on the
W. J. Hughes, of Hydo Park,
Scranton, Is tho guest of J. W.
Hauso and family.
J. H. Green Is operating a saw
mill on tho Blosier property, located
along tho Paupac Creek in Green
town, Pike county.
It Is rumored that Geo. Green,
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Green will
wed Miss Blanche Manhart, of
Greentown, Pike county, on Dec. 4
Commission Created nnd Half Million
Dollars Provided Agricultural
Federation Back of it.
Drafts of a bill providing for a
Stato fair havo been completed and
the measuro will bo among tho first
to bo presented to tho Legislature
when It meets in January.
Tho bill, which has tho endorse
ment of tho Pennsylvania Agrlcul
tural Federation and of many promi
nent Stato officials and political load
ers without regard to affiliation, will
carry an appropriation of 1500,000
for tho purchase of a site, erection
of buildings and general preliminary
work, together with 'tho cost of oper
ation for two years. Tho fair is to
bo In tho hands of a commission of
seven, of whom tho Governor and
Secretary of Agrlculturo aro to bo
ex-olllclo members. Tho Governor
Is to appoint live. Tho commission
will select the slto and overy ngrl
cultural organization In tho State
will bo asked to lend support and to
send the best of tho exhibits at
county Xalrs to tho show. Tho fair
has long been urged by the Stato
Livestock Breeders, members of tho
Stato Dairy Union, Stato Board of
Agrlculturo and other organizations
Tho bill will probably provide that
tho fair shall bo hold near Harris
burg, becauso ot it bolng tho capital
and owing to Its central location and
good railroad facilities.
William Moulea was arrostcd on
Monday night by Constable Lovl De
groat and lodged in the county jail
for drunkenness and disorderly con
I Jsrnr Lake Convex. -t , Lived nt
Holllstoi vllle'.pr ,'ITrad Been Km
' ployed at I'd ..ier Place Death
, Due to Starvation.
A man by the name of Stevens was
' found dead In the snow at tho old
stone quarry near Lake Como on
Sunday afternoon by Mr. Jaycox of
I Lake Como. Mr. Jaycox had gono
I out to set some traps and when at
I the stono quarry stumbled over
something which was covered up
with snow. He Investigated tho ob
ject and found that it was the form
of a man. It had been under tho
snow some hours and was dead. Tho
Justice of tho peace was notified and
took charge of the remains An
Inquest was held and a verdict ren
dered of death by starvation. Dr.
Mcrriman of Lako Como examined
tho body and no wounds of any
kind were found or no evidence of a
crimo having been committed.
Stevens was about 40 years of ago
and a single man. He had been
previously employed In a saw mill
at Lake Como but lately had been
out of work. His home was In Hol
listervllle, this county. There was
a small amount of money on the
body and also a watch. No other
details could be obtained.
Miss Mina M. Frailey and Massey
B. Truscott were quietly married at
1:30 Tuesday afternoon by Rev. A.
L. Whlttaker, rector of Grace Epis
copal church, at tho home of tho
bride on West street.
The young couple were attanded
by Miss Mabel Heft, cousin of the
bride, and Otto Truscott, brother of
tho bridegroom. The wedding was
a very quiet affair, only the immed
iate relatives being present. The
bride was becomingly attired in a
traveling suit of dark blue serge
with hat to match, while Miss Mabel
Heft, maid of honor, wore a suit of
bluo material. After a wedding
breakfast at the home of Mrs. Bar-
bara J. Frailey, 1507 West street,
mother of the bride, Mr. and Mrs.
Truscott left on the 2:53 Erie after
noon train for New York City and
other points of interest. The bride
and bridegroom are both popular
young Honesdale people and their
many friends wish them a happy
wedded life. Mrs. Truscott, for ten
years, was saleslady in the notion
department of Katz Bros.' store at
this place, where she. made a num
ber of friends, while tho bride
groom is a valued salesman of Bird
sail Bros. Woolen Mills, of Seely
ville. Tho couple were the re
cipients of a number of beautiful
Hawley, Dec. 3.
Hawley council No. 456, Junior
Order United American Mechanics,
have completed arrangements for a
largo class Initiation, which will be
held Tuesday night in their hall.
The degree team of Honesdale
council will confer the degrees, they
being the prize team of Wayne coun
ty. After the business session tho
Wayne County Past Councilors as
sociation will be the guests of Haw
ley council. A special program has
been arranged. It Is expected that
over 50U juniors win De present
from all parts of Wayne and Plko
counties. Supreme Deputy Stato
Organizer Moses E. Harvey, of
Scranton, will deliver an address on
tho "History of tho Organization."
A banquet will bo served by ono of
the leading caterers of this section.
Thomas Heenan, of Scranton,
spent Thanksgiving day with friends
Edward Nordell. of Jermyn, spent
Thursday with his family here.
Misses Ethel and Laura Decker
spent Thanksgiving day with tholr
parents at Kim Dies.
Mrs. R. C. Glosinger has returned
homo after spending a month .with
friends In New York city.
Mrs. Charles Whllds and daughter
Lucy, of Dunmore, aro visiting Mrs.
Whilds, of Churcli street.
Tho H. H. S. Literary society gavo
a very Interesting program consist
ing of singing, readings, musical
solos, a folk dance by tho little folks
and a short sketch from tho opera
"Bojb White," entitled, "Colonial
Dames." which was very cleverly ex
ecuted (?) by tho members of tho
Miss Pearl Bryant, ot Keystone
street, spent Thanksgiving with her
peoplo at Honesdale.
Miss Ruth Guest, of Keystono
street, Is spending a few days wltb
her parents at Lofton.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Herzog and
daughter, Marie, spent Thanksgiv
ing -with tho former's parents at
Miss Annio Jenosky, of Keystono
street, Is spending a few days with
her parents at Arlington, Pa.
Mrs. Harriet Martin of Whites
Valley. Pa., wishes to extend her sin
cere thanks to friends and neigh
bors for their sympathy In hor re
cent bereavement and to all who as
sisted In tho recovery and caro of tho
body of her lato husband.
Leopold Fuorth, chairman of
tho Wayno County Democratic Com
mittee, filed his expenso account
with Prothonotary W. J. Barnes on
Monday. Tho account showod con
tributions as follows: N. J. Sponcor,
$150; Democratic Stato Committee,
$200; Jool G. IIIU, $300; total,
$G50. Tho expenditures of tho com
mittee here amounted to $649.25.
Fobruary 1 has been sot as tho
dato of tho examination by tho
United States civil service depart
ment for positions as deputy cololc
tor, clerk, storekeeper, gauger and
storokeeper-gauger In tho Ninth In
ternal Revenue district.

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