MCCARTY GERETY MENTION HONESDALE CITIZEN 8-9-1911
j CANDIDATE, for 1'HOTHONOTAUV, To the Republicans ot Wayne Co. I take this, means of announcing myself as a candidate for the noml nation of Prothonotary at the pri maries, Sept. 30, 1911. To most of you I am known per sonally. During my seventeen years of service as a clerk in the Hones- dale postofllce my efforts have been to perform my duties faithfully and courteously to the patrons of the or flee and tho public generally. To the voters with whom I am not personally acquainted I would say that, since a severe Injury sustained sustained by my father a few years before hie accidental death when I was six teen years old I have tried to make an honest living. My birthplace was in Texas township, district No. 4, Wayne county. .My school days were limited to the district school and the Honesdale High school. As a boy of eleven years I spent my summers slate picking on the Delaware Delaware & Hudson dock and attended school during the winter. I also spent several summers working on a farm in Cherry Ridge. After school I entered the office of the Honesdalo Iron Works, known now as the Guerney Electric Elevator Co., where I stayed a number of years and later entered the Hones-dale Hones-dale postofllce serving two years under under William F. Brlggs. I then went to tho Carbondale Lumber company as a bookkeeper, remaining with them until the apointment as postmaster postmaster of Miss Mary E. Gerety, who later became the wife of Hon. C. A. McCarty. In June, 1896, I returned to the Honesdale postofllce where I have been employed ever since. In coming bfore the people and asking their assistance and vote at the coming coming primaries, let me say that I am no tool of any boss or bosses. I simply desire in common with every American citizen to better my condi tion. Your support will be appreciated appreciated and if nominated and elected I will devote all my time and atten tion to the duties of the office to which I aspire. Most cordially yours, JOHN K. SHAItl'STEEN.