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THE SCRANTON REPUBLICAN, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1904. and at returned at of as about be in circumstances who there yesterday certified cost fine They it display agent, required goods sold, the furnish one the at sold, agent two owes one after date, acceptance as But pursuant are also one .cent, exemptions, filed One the that one he company the many yesterday at aH white, Every selvedge, know yard. the fail ana and of lust here lower of MARRIED SIXTY YEARS Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Hallstead Celebrated Anniversary Manj Friends in Attendance. " SKETCH OF THEIR LIVES Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Hallstead of three hundred and twenty Mifflin avenue surrounded by their kin and friends were yesterday the recipients of many congratulations, it being the sixtieth anniversary of their marriage, the eightieth birthday of Mrs. Hallstead MR. NATHANIEL HALLSTEAD. and the twentieth anniversary of the marraige of their only son Frank Hallstead. A reception was held at the house from three to five o'clock yesterday afternoon and from eight until ten o'clock last evening. The house was prettily decorated in green and white, cut flowers, ferns and autumn foliage, being tastefully arranged iii the various rooms, making the happy home especially attractive. . Such rare occasions , are of more than passing interest, and nothing could be more beautiful than the life of this aged couple now enjoying the evening of their long and useful lives as the light of other days still shines in their memories as do the brightly hued flowers in the fields. Many friends called during the afternoon and in the evening, the house being thronged with those who came to pay their respects and offer congratulations. As a few companions of the days of their youth called, tender memories were recalled of the warm - hearted esteem and devotion of their younger friends, sons and daughters of those who have since passed away. Bauer's orchestra rendered sweet music during the evening and added much to the general pleasure of the occasion. Among the ladies who assisted in receiving were: Mrs. Luther Keller, Mrs. Charles Connell, Mrs. D. A. Capwell, Mrs. D. J. Thomas; Mrs. L. M. Horton, Mrs. L. R. Steele, Mrs. A. V. Bower, Mrs. H. J. Hall, Mrs. Robert F. Y. Pierce, Mrs. A. U Collins, Mrs. S. F. Weyburn and Mrs. W. H. Pierce As the friends arrived they were met by the reception committee and ushered into the dining room where delicious refrehhmenta were served by the ladies. The dining room was picturesque and unique in its decorations, a particular feature being a bouquet of eixty bridal roses placed in the center of the table, one for each year of wedded life. Shortly after 9 o'clock brief addresses were made by a number present, including Rev. Robert F. Y. Pierce, D. D., pastor of the Penn Avenue Baptist church, and Rev. Warren, G. Partridge, D. D., of Pittsburg, a former pastor of the Penri avenue church, which was first established in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hallstead over forty - five years ago. Rev. Dr. Pierce in concluding his brief but appropriate and affecting remarks, handed Mr. and Mrs. Hallstead sixty gold dollars and said: "This is merely a token of the appreciation which we are endeavoring to show to ou. One gold dollar to represent each year of your wedded life. May your Joy and happiness continue and may you be united again in heaven." Among the out - of - town guests present were: Mr. and Mrs. Ira Wetherby, of Clifford: Mrs. James Utlcy of Hop - bottom: Mrs. Frank Doran and daughter of Hopbottom: Mr. and Mrs. II. B. Carpenter and daughter of New Mil - ford; Mrs. Margaret Guyre of New York city; Mrs. P. S. Joslln of Carbon - dale; Rev. W. P. Helllngs, D.D., of Buffalo: Rev. Wnrren G. Partridge, D. D., of Pittsburg: Mr. lilrom. Misses Sarah and Hina Rlvenburg and Mrs, Kmory Green of Clifford; Mrs. Van Tuyle of Pittston; Mrs. J. C. Decker of Carbondnle, and Mrs. William Van Dnren of Archbald. Nathaniel Hallstead is nn honored resident and straight forward business man of this city. In all the years that he had been engaged In building and contracting his Integrity and high sense of honor has never been questioned. It was well known that whatever he would undertake to accomplish would be carried out to the letter nnd that jll satisfaction was assured. It would te difficult to find a more popular cltl - sen as his friends are numbered not by the score.' hut by the hundred. His paternal grandfather, who came from an old family In this country, was n hero of the Revolutionary war nnd went from Ornnge county to Wilkes - Iiurre when this state was little better titan a wilderness. He continued to live on a farm In Luzerne county many years. Alanson, father of Mr. Hullstead, was born on the old homestead there, and early bo - ramo familiar with pioneer life. When be arrived ut the age of maturity he went to the Vicinity of Clifford, Hits - quchnniia county, utid cleared a tract In the forest, cutting down the first trees on the place. With these logs he built a cabin and later he developed a good farm. A few years before his death he cold the old home, but continued to live In the township until his demise at the age of eighty - two yenrs. Ills wife, Miss Phoebe Wells, like him, was a native of ' Lucerne county, ,ller futher, James Wells, who at one time owned a grist mill near Stroudsburg, was very kind to the prior nnd made It his business to see that the widows and orphans In thnt locality were always supplied with flour. Nathaniel Hallstead was born on i December 26, 1823, at Clifford, Susquehanna county, where his father was a farmer and prominent citizen. He re - , mained there until twenty - three years ofage, aiding his father and learning the carpenter's craft, after which he located in Carbondale, remaining there a number of years, during which time he erected a number of the early dwellings and completed the interior of the city's first court house. On October 20, 1844, he married Miss Fally A. Tatcher, also of Clifford, his native town, Elder Charles Miller performing the ceremony. Just forty - nine years ago last April he moved to the Pine Brook section of the city and later on Franklin avenue, near Lackawanna avenue, close to the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western railroad station, which company at that time was the only railroad running in this vicinity, the route, a single track one, running from here to Great Bend. He worked steadily at his trade for lllillllilllllliBiili - . . - - ,,, - ,,";' SiWftiLi I SIRS. NATHANIEL HALLSTEAD. Lathrop & Jones, well known coal operators of the time, and others. The streets were laid out in crude fashion. The stumps of the trees evidences of what was once a wilderness protruded from the ground over which was driven in teams the coal and iron ore which were then the main products of the place. Many incidents are related by Mr. Hallstead of the difficulties encountered in traveling over the old plank roads, through the country, and the days consumed in reaching destinations that are today arrived at in an hour or two by the railroads. Shortly before he built his present home the Penn Avenue Baptist church, which Wednesday evening concluded the forty - fifth anniversary of its organization, was formed by Mr. Hallstead and several others. Four years after its organization he had charge and aided personally in the construction of the present edifice, which has since been greatcly enlarged and altered to meet the requiremnts of its growing congregation. The lots upon which it was erected were purchased at $2,400, nnd today the church property is valued at $!", 000 and over, thus offering a comparison of the worth of property at the time when, Scranton was in its infancy and today. Prior to his connection with the new church, of which he Is still a devout member, he, attended the Hyde Park Baptist church, of which Rev. Mr. Mott was pastor. With his wife ho enjoys the acquaintance and friendship of many of the early setlers of the city, and both still retain splendid .health and remarkable activity, and ten years ago celebrated their golden wedding. Interesting to note, Mr. Hallstead has been a total abstainer during his entire life, using neither liquor nor tobacco, and to which he attributes much of his good health and old ago. He wss a member of councils for two terms. Of five children, but two survive, both married, a son, Frank, who has held a responsible position with the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western railroad for a quarter of a century, and Mrs. C. F. Whlttemore. . i - J DATES FOR GRAND ARMY INSPECTIONS They Were Announced Yesterday by P. DeLaey, Inspoctor - at - Large in Charge of District Fourteen. The'followlng is the order of inspections for the several posts in the Fourteenth district of Pennsylvania compromising the Grand Army posts in Lackawanna and Wayne counties: Griffin post No. 139, Scranton, will be Inspected on November 11 by Assistant Inspector George Passey of 307. David post No. 187 at Carbondale will be Inspected by Assistant Inspector S. N. Callender of 139 on November 23. Chaplain Swartz post 218 of Moscow will be Inspected by W. F. Albo, assistant Inspector of 139 on November 12. Stephen's post 304 of Peckvllle will be Inspected by Assistant Inspector E. L. Haas of 129 on November 22. Fell post 307 of Waverly will be Inspected by Assistant Inspector P, K. Totter of 129 on November 26. Thorp post 195 of Hawley will be Inspected by Assistant Inspector Graham Watts of 198 on November 4. Captain J. Ham post 19S of Hones - dale will be Inspected by Assistant Inspector Christ Shultz of 187 on November 4. W. G. Moore post 389 of Hamilton will be Inspected by Assistant Inspector O. E. Vaughn on November 19. Rcudrfer post 340 of Equlnunk: Davenport post D34 of Gravity, nnd Charles J). Waltz post 675 of Newfoundland will be Inspected by the Inspector - nt - largo. The dates hnve not yet been announced. The Inspector - at - large Is Captain P. DcLacy of this city, a member of 139 post, who Is In charge of diHtrlct four - 'teen. Who Delivers Your Freight? Rcrnntnn Trnnsfer Co. has the bent equipment for freight hauling and general delivery In the city. Office never closed. Both 'phones. 27 - tf M'KINMSV MEMORIAL. MeUoalgle's Plans for Xntlnaat Mausa learn Have llrrn Accepted. NEW YORK. Oct. 10. Tho national MrKlnley memorial association selected Harold Vnn Huron McUonlglo today to be the arrhlt'ct of the mausoleum to be erected at Canton, Ohio, In memory of the dead president Mr. McOonlg - le's plans were chosen In prcfcrer.oe to those of nine other urcltects and Arms In this nnd other cities. The mausoleum will cost between 400,000 and 1500,000, Work will be begun as soon as possible. Architect McCJonlgle Is about thirty - five yenrs old. He was the successful competitor when plans were sought for a monument to he erected In this city In memory of the Mnlne victims. The site for the Mnlne monument nn not been chosen, Mr. McOonlgla wns Iho winner In the enntest for the Roach travelling scholarship, CHILLY FOR Democratic Aspirant Experienced Another Frost Last Evening at field - Abused Everett Warren. SIXTY - THREE What may justly be called the frost of th local Democratic was experienced last evening party candidates upon their Mayfield. In an out of the way if hall it may be called, poorly and very dirty, Mr. Howell gave to the same sentiments and that have characterized his during the previous two nights. attendance was a little better the meeting held at Throop on previous night. It was better by men. By actual count ther present sixty - three men. Several were again in evidence and they vry noisy and would not be suppressed. Mr. Howell's speech was the as that of the previous evening the exception that he has ben reading the columns of Republican very closely. The Republican's truthful reports about meetings are evidently worrying Howell. Yesterday he read and digested Mr. Everett Warren's speech at Jermyn in support Dale. Mr. Howell was careful accept the challenge of Mr. a debate on national issues but go out of his way to indulge in flings at him, at articles of his apparel, etc. His intention was to prejudice working men Mr. Warren by insinuating that made of differeni clay than the average mortal. Mr. Howell did his reasons for refusing to Warren upon the stump other remark that Mr. Warren is not candidate. Th"n resorting to what was intended to be ridicule Mr. Howell that he had a volunteer in the of an old man in Hyde Park with miner's asthma, who, would meet and debate with Mr. Warren at any time or place. Mr. weak effort at wit fell as flat other statements to which he utterance Mr. Howell was followed by merman who made a speech. It was a cultured and ate effort but It went over the of the mn at whom it was The man who was selected to chairman of last evening's brought the party to the hall disappeared. He was standing the hall, refusing to come in, afterwards explained. What reasons were no one seemed to After a delay of about ten some one in th hall suggested chairman be elected from the Patrick McDonald of Mayfield, finally selected for the place and into it nicely. An amusing feature of this as of the opening meeting at City, was the chairman calling members of the audience for a Last evening the representative local Democratic organ was upon for a speech and was quite indignant, refusing upon the grounds there were present candidates should talk. The Democratic meetings are demonstrating better than anything could have done th weakness Howell following in portions county where he should be BOY WINS KITE PRIZE, Stamford Lad Leads Kite - the World at St. Louis. ST. LOUIS, Oct. 20. The fair jury today decided that contest for kites to rise to an of at least five hundred feet, eight hundred feet of line, should be made as follows: First prize, five hundred B. Wardwell, Stamford, Conn.; prize, three hundred dollars, Fataut, St. Louis; third prize, hundred dollars, H. B. Bristol, Grove, Mo. The winner of the first prize boy of sixteen and the only with the exception of his father, used a box kite, the others Kddy kites. The angle reached box kite was seventy - one It was decided not to award prizes In the mlle - hlgh contest, kite reached that required The kite that attained the altitude nnd angle was a aeroplane kite flown by S. I. of Chicago, to an altitude of thousand seven hundred and feet, with nn angle of thirty BABY'S NIGHT OF IT. Noxt Morning He Wat Found Asleep on City Dump. ALBANY, Oct. 20. bright - red tomato - can, three - Sydney Rosenberg whose disappearance yesterday from his Central avenue home cuused his parents neighbors no end of worry, was fast asleep among the rubbish city dump at Third nnd Perry nt 7 o'clock this morning, worse for It. Little Sydney wnndcrcd nwoy his home yesterdoy morning, nnd he failed to return nt night parents searched the neighborhood him. but without result. Then Rosenberg decided to consult woman who is giving "mind reading" exhibitions nt Odd Fellows' hull. She wrote on a piece of question, "Where Is my little Tho performer answered from stage that she need tint worry, boy had Just wandered awuy would be back again. Iu , Hurry? . Stir soma Grape - Nats In tern Milk or Cream and a Delicious Meal la Cooklaa - Heli4. Get the famous little book, Road to Wellvlllc," In each

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