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68th YEAR -NO. 38
HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, MAY 12, 1911.
Fertile Farms in that
County Described by
.SAYS WAYNE COUNTY, HOW
EVER, GIVES GREATER RE
TURNS l'OU MOXEV IX
VESTED. Hon. Alonzo T. Searle, President
Judge of Wayne county, who has
been specially presiding at the
Northampton and Dauphin courts re
cently, when seen after his return,
severnl days ago, by a Citizen man,
spoke freely of his visit to the
southern tier of counties In Penn
Judge Searle spent a night at
Hummelstown, Dauphin county, with i ciety, which took place June G, 1891.
William H. Ernest, who years ago I The secretary, Miss Jennie Ball,
read law in his oiilce, and was a form-1 gave a resume of the work accom
er teacher in the public schools of j pilshed last year. Last October two
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and practices law In Ilarrisburg,
having left the Maple City about
ten years ago. He is married and
has two fine boys. Mr. Ernest Is
making a splendid record for him
self, and expects to be a candidate
for the Legislature, next term. He
is Master in the Hummelstown Ma
sonic lodge, and takes an active part
in all the affairs of that thriving
community, by all of whoso citi
zens he Is held in highest esteem.
His mother is a member of one
of the oldest Dunkard families, and
comes from the very best people in
Judge Searle, during his stay in
Easton, also visited the Moravian
schools and Institutions of mercy
located at Bethlehem. He was
impressed by the mighty respectable
antiquity of that town, which num
bers among its residents the very
best class of people.
These Moravians are very thrifty,
absolutely honest and industrious,
steady-going and appear now to be
That part or Pennsylvania, ac
cording to Judge Searle, Is growing
as much as any other part of the
Keystone State. "They live," he
said, "in a very solid, substantial
manner, and appear to enjoy life in
n isnlirl anliatnntfnl. wnv s
ued Judge? searle, "is one or the
best and oldest schools In the Unit
ed States. A large number of
Honesdale and Wayne county girls
went to the Bethlehem schools In
past years, and these Institutions
of learning are still considered as
among the best schools in the coun
try. "Take it all the way through,
perhaps the finest farms in tho
United States are found in that part
of Pennsylvania. The value of the
farm products in Lancaster county
is greater than that in any other
section of the country. They raise
a great deal of wheat and corn
there. Many cattle are brought to
that section from the West, and fat
tened. "Lancaster county raises a tre
mendous amount of tobacco. Some
of those Dunkards or River Breth
ren or Mennonites have the same
primitive habits as their ancestors
had two hundred years ago. They
are noted for their simple-tempered
habits, and even mode of living.
"Unless a person has been down
in that part of tho State, they have
little idea of what that part of Penn
sylvania Is like. It is a 'fertile garden-spot.
There Is nothing like It In
the United States. I have always
enjoyed going thero, and I possess
many friends in Reading, York, Lan
caser and Allentown.
"These people generally are very
hospitable too. It would pay any
body to make a trip down to that
part of Pennsylvania and take in
Gettysburg and the surrounding
"Those Dunkard 'meeting houses,'
as they are called, are very plain
and severe structures. They have
a great many lay preachers. The
Lutheran churches are large, fine
"I would rather go to that part
oi rennsyivania than to nny other
part. I always feel welcome as I
have a good many friends there. I
have "been going there frequently
for the last twenty-live or thirty
"Land has gone up very rapidly
in mo past. lour or nve years; as
much as $300 an acre In many cases.
It is no unusual thing to find farm
ers who are worth from fifty to
seventy-live thousand dollars,
"Tho standard of intelligence and
education Is very high. There are
many colleges and educational In
stitutions which especially serve lo
cal interests. The standard of the
education of the Lutheran clergy
men Is very high. They are men of
great learning. The lawyers, too,
are a most excellent set of men, and
try their cases very well."
Judge Searle concluded his inter
view by reiterating his well-known
loyalty to Wayne county, however,
"There is no part of the United
States, where for the same amount
of money invested greater returns
can be made than In Wayne county.
Our land is so much cheaper."
One Eyo Saved.
County Detective N. B. Spencer re
turned Thursday morning from
Scranton where optical surgeons
succeeded In saving the sight of his
1 1. A, MEETS
Reports on Results fort
Year; Officers Elected
PRESS PRAISED KOR ASSIST
ANCE GIVEN TO IMPROVE
At the annual meeting of the
Honesdale Improvement Association
held' Monday afternoon, May 8, at 3
o'clock in City Hall, encouraging re
ports of the work of the local society
during the past twelve months were
read, officers elected and other im
portant business transacted.
Miss Caroline Petersen presided at
the meeting, and was again chosen
president, a position by the way
which she has lilled with distinction
ever since the formation of the so
delegates, Misses TIllIo Weiss and
Jennie Ball, represented the society
at tho annual convention of the State
Federation of Women in Scranton.
Mrs. H. A. Oday, chairman of the
children's auxiliary, reported the dis
tribution this year of 4,000 one cent
packages of seed among the school
Mrs. J. Wallace Lambert, chair
man of the Central Prrk work, re
ported that repairs had been made
to the memorial fountain, and that
an arc light had been Installed thero.
Mrs. C. M. Betz and Miss Hulsizer,
of the finance committee, reported
net receipts of $4 0.50 from the card
party and $114.32 from the extrava
ganza, "A Trip To The Moon."
President Petersen outlined the
encouraging features In tho work of
the society, and expressed her ap
preciation of the assistance given the
movement by the press.
She referred to tho clean-up proc
lamation Issued for the first time this
year by Mayor Kuhbach. The Im
portance of the adoption by the Town
Council of the Shade Tree Act of
1907, the oiling of the streets, the
flourishing condition of the treasury
ofthe society, and many other things
wore referred to in the comprehen
sive survey she gave of the improve
ments Inaugurated by the associa
tion; many of which have been
brought to a successful conclusion.
-'.The electlon.of. officers, for the .en
suing year resulted as follows:1 Miss
Petersen, president; Miss Ball, sec
retary; Mrs. L. C. Richtmyer, assist
ant secretary; Miss Weiss, treasurer.
Tho vice-presidents are Mrs. C. P.
Rockwell, Mrs. C. M. Betz and Mrs.
W. B. Holmes.
The Executive committee appoint
ed: Mesdames Robert N. Torrey. E.
A. Pennlman, James Bush, Thos. Mc-
Kenna, E. C. Mum ford. W. H. Stone.
J. W. Lambert, II. A. Oday, George
Penwarden, H. S. Salmon, Leopold
Fuorth, P. R. Murray, Misses' Fannie
Bennett and Nellie Hulsizer.
Collectors: Mesdames James Bush.
Betz, Merritt. John McKenna. Misses
Charlotte P. Lano and Clara Torrey.
Finance committee: Mesdames
Merritt. Betz, Sell, William Katz,
.Misses Nellie Hulsizer, Mary A. Men
ner, Jennie Hagaman, Charlotte P.
Commltteo on Sanitation: Mes
dames P. R. Murray, John McKenna,
W. B. Holmes, T. D. O'Connell.
Children's Auxiliary: Mesdames H.
A. Oday, R. T. Davles and the teach
ers. Torrey Park: Mesdames H. S. Sal
mon and Edward Katz.
Riverside Park: Misses Weiss,
-Mary Weston and Mrs. E. C. Mum
ford. Central Park: Mesdames Lambert,
H. T. Menner, John Kuhbach, Miss
Flower Bed, Thirteenth street:
Mrs. Geo. P. Ross, Miss Emma Krelt
ner. Mayor Kuhbach Talks to
State Highway Com.
'PHONE CONVERSATION IN RE
GARD TO STATE ROAD KOR
Mayor John Kuhbach, a member
of the Town Council committee,
which was appointed last Thursday
evening, at the regular monthly
meeting, to go to Harrisburg and
confer with State Highway Commis
sioner Joseph W. Hunter about the
proposed state road for the borough
of Honesdale, when seen, Wednes
day, by a Citizen man, said:
"I telephoned to Mr. Hunter, the
State Highway Commissioner. He
said that it wouldn't be wise to do
anything until tho appropriation bill
is passed. He suggested that as
largo a committee as possible ought
to come down and see him. Mr.
Hunter wants to have the data of all
the state roads at hand and if he
came up here, It wouldn't be pos
sible to put It before tho people. A
committee, ho said, must absolutely
come down to take up the matter
left eye. Mr. Spencer, It will be re
membered, was the victim of a most
peculiar accident, some weeks ago,
at the roller skating rink. As he
was helping to install an electric
light system, a wire flew out of his
hands, coiled up under the specta
cles which he was wearing, and en
tered the left eye, destroying the
optle nerve. For a time he was
threatened with total blindness.
!!:SlL0VELy 01 UNIONS
i mall brought this letter. , ,
1 Uead It carefully and think It -f I A
Read it carefully and think it -f
Tho Honesdale Citizen, -f!
f Honesdale, Pa. '
-f I take pleasure in enclosing -f
f my check for the amount 1 owe
you for adv. to date. H 1
The pleasure comes in, when -f .
1 think of the wonderful re-
-f suits received from the small -f i
advs. I had published in your -t-j
very valuable paper. ,
Trusting that your efforts to -f
f Improve and increase tho clr-
culation of your very deserving
newspaper will meet with great- -fjfor trades-union wages," said Hollls
er results than you fondly an- Lovely, St. Louis, general vice-presl-
ticipate anu witn my "nest i-
Editor Kicking Kontest,
1 kick bekause a small ad
vertisement 1 had published in
The Citizen a short time ago -f j
urougiu me more uusiness tnan t-1
1 could take care of. 1
DR. B. GOLDEN,
Answer: We are almost afraid
to print this. It might scare
E. A. Brown, Friend of
the Friendless, Discards
Overalls for Good
TALKS OK HIS VARIED AND IN
WHILE TRAMPING Till
Edwin A. Brown, "the millionaire , iasni. Mr. Lovely is no stranger to
tramp," cousin of W. C. Brown, I Honesdale, having spoken on Labor
President of the New York Central, i Sunday last year in the First Presby
announced on his arrival at the 1 terian church.
Waldorf-ABtdria last week that he; The entertainment Monday night,
would never wear overalls again. He "t the Lyric, under the auspices of
is through seeing, asapart of. thei&io. .Central Labor Union, was in
show, " the seamy side of life, he'iarge of a committee consisting of
says, and from now on, With the rich
experience ho has had in learning
how the other half lives, he intends
to carry on his work of impressing
upon cities the necessity of providing
municipal lodging houses, such as
this city has, by other means than
"living the dog's life" himself. He
has no intention whatever, he says, i
of slackening his endeavors, but he
now has seen the Inside of prison
wans in every section of the coun
try, always on the sole charge of not
having enough money to buy a bed,
and sees no reason why he should
suffer the "down-and-out" man's pri
Mr. Brown is a resident of Den
ver, where he is one of the city's
largest real estate holders. With
no thirst for greater wealth than
he has, he has for years been trying
to learn by actual experience the
(Continued on Page Eight.)
School or Prison?
Sentence In the case of the Com
monwealth versus Jesse Andrews
and Ansel Andrews, aged 15 and 11
respectively, who were lodged in
jail in default of bail, on the charge
of the larceny of a pair of rubber
boots, a saw, a hammer and fishing
pole from the cottage of W. D.
Webster, Scranton, located at Or
son, to which charge they pleaded
guilty, was suspended, Wednesday,
May 10, by Judge A. T. Searle, "and
they are returned to the control and
custody of their mother, Mrs. Erl
Martin, during good behavior with
the understanding that they be sent
to school during the time that school
is In session during the present and
next year, and on failure to comply
with this order sentence will bo im
posed." Earl Sherwood Talks on
SAYS UK'S GLAD TO GIST HACK
AKTKIt :t MONTHS' STAY AT
Earl Sherwood, Esq., who return
ed homo Monday evening from a
three months' stay In Washington,
D. C, where he has been busily en
gaged In looking after the interests
of his client, Frank G. Farnham, the
inventor, whoso suit against the
government for a million dollars
compensation for the device discov
ered and patented by him for the
convenience of postage stamp buyors,
and which consists of a little inter
leaved booklet, now In uso all over
tho United States, and purchasable
at every postofflce In the country, Is
still pending In the United States
Court of Claims, talked entertaining
ly Wednesday at the Hotel Wayne to
a Citizen reporter about his stay in
the Capitol city.
Mr. Sherwood Is a veteran of the
Civil war, in which conflict ho served
with distinction. Washington, he
said, is full of the Grand Army men
all the time, no less than seventeen
posts existing In that city.
When asked "whether there were
as many 'niggers' In Washington, as
Vice-President of Boot and!
Shoe Workers' Union
Asks Pledge Renewal
CROWDED HOUSE AT ENTER
TAIXMEXT AT THE LYRIC;
Mil. POST ANJ GRAPE
I am going to suppose that I livo.
here in Honesdale. and that 1 work
the Boot and Shoe Worker's
"Union, at a mass meeting before a
crowded houso at the Lyric Thea
tre, Monday night, given under the
auspices of Honesdale Central Labor
"I am going to say," he continued,
"that that wage is $18 a week. I
will imagine it is pay day. I get my
envelope with the money In it. My
Urst duty ought to be to my union, so
j pay my week's due3 of 25 cents.
Then I take out $2.75 for inclden-
tals and other expenses, leaving a
balance of $15 to , turn over to my
wife, without instructions as to how
to spend it.
"My wife goes out and buys her
good promiscuously. She buys con-
vlct-mado garments. Why, I have
contributed 25 cents to the sunnort
of tho Union and $15 to destroy It!
"Change your methods! I am
going to ask the trades-unionists to
renew their pledge. The only possi
ble way to have peace and prosperity
is to have an agreement between
capital and labor. Every article that
bears a Union label signifies such an
"My pledge is this: I am interested
in and from this time on, 1 shall
purchase only such goods as were
made by union labor, and under fair
working conditions, and made on a
machine operated by a member of a
union. Turn on the lights! Great
I It was a thrilling climax to a
! stirring address that aroused his aud
i ience to the highest pitch of enthus-
M. Williams, Peter Sutton, Fred
vicinus. .miss uiance fierce was
the volunteer pianist for the even
ing. And there were a number of
beautiful, high-class, up-to-date
moving pictures, illustrated songs,
introuueeu oy a snort lecture on
Trade Union labels, to keep the audi
ence in rare good humor
In the fore part of his fiery
speech, Mr. Lovely paid his respects
to courts, saying: "I am going to
admit that I have read so many de
crees of courts on the subject of the
boycott, that even a Philadelphia
lawyer would be unable to tell you
which is rational and which is to
stand, and so far as I am concerned
I don't care for any of them!
"My money is my own and I have
a right to spend it where I please.
"Mr. Post, of Michigan, is the
biggest fakir in the United States
to-day," shouted Mr. Lovely. "He
admitted in court that he first es
tablished an institution which cured
people by looking at them.
"Grape-Nuts, this predlgested food,
is nothing more than hard-baked
brown bread ground up! Tremend
"When you are on one side of the
counter and the clerk on the other,
you are the real dictator, for If you
Insist that you want a trade article
you'll get It, but if you buy convict
made goods, you become a bad union
there used to be?" he said that just
about one-third of the population is
composed of negroes.
A cloud of dust raised by a nass
ing automobile, which was going at
tne rate or thirty miles an hour, and
which flow over the crossing without
even tooting the horn to warn pedes
trlans of the approaching cyclone,
turned the conversation toward
"They have smooth streets in
Washington, D. C," said Mr. Sher
wood. "The other morning I took
a street car up in Fourteenth and
Glrard streets, where I saw three
machines, ono right behind the oth
or, a sprinkling machine in front
and a sweeping machine following
that, which swept everything from
the street Into the gutter. When It
got in the gutter it was flushed out
Tho sweeping machine had a big rub-
uer corrugated roll, with grooves in
it, that simply wipes the street right
Most of the streets in Washing
ton, he said, are of asphalt. Between
the tracks It Is almost all paved with
wood blocks. "They have the best
streets in tho world there," remark
ed Mr. Sherwood.
Spring was late, In the capital
this year, he said. The leaves were
Just fairly out, when he loft. The
season Isn't over a week or ten days
ahead of Honesdale. Spring has
heen backward In Washington, too,
being fully six weeks later In arnv-
ing than usual, and furnace Arcs
were still the order of the day. when
Mr. Sherwood set out on his home
When asked whether he was glad
to come back, Mr. Sherwood epi-
"If I didn't, I wouldn't come
back, would I?'
NICE WEATHER FOR PRIZE WINNERS
Inn rv.pp 1 i l i n i i
What Difference does it make how Hot it gets if
YOU CAN OUT AN UMBRELLA IK IT
WARM Oil A SWEATER IK
Short and sweet. The kicked editor takes pleasure In announcing the
winners of the weekly kick kontest conducted by The Citizen as follows:
(1) Mrs. E. P. Varcoe, Honesdale, whose kick appeared in previous Issue;
(2) Mrs. Augusta Bennett, Gumbles, to make a start on a new home, see
i linlnw" (31 Airs. A. T. Mutchler. Mt.
Some of the kicks are as follows:
I kick because I am tired of the
county of Monroe and if I get the
dollar straight back to Wayne I go.
MRS. A. J. MUTCHLER,
Mt Home, Pa.
Answer: A good opportunity Tor
the Board of Trade.
I kick again because at this busy
time of the season my wife gets
busy at house cleaning and wants
about half of my time In washing and
I kick because my husband kicks
when I say that he shall help clean
the dirt that he helps make during
the winter months.
Answer: Just as happy .is two
birds in a nest, aren't they?
I kick because the suffragettes here,
Believe their votes such "rous
ers," Since they've taken to harem skirts,
They think they "wear the
Answer: And since we forsook the
joys of bachelorhood we think so
I kick because I'm a widow
And for years I've lived alone,
But now they ve taken my
And left me without a home.
MRS. AUGUSTA BENNETT,
Answer: And there's no place like
home, is there?
You. remember, that Miss Nevin
was undecided whether "to can or
cane those kids who marked up tho
bridge. She writes now:
Dear Editor: s.
Final decision I am completely
kick because the autos
Seem to have formed a trust,
To drive us from our porches,
Or make us "bite the dust."
Why don't some smart Inventor
Invent a sprinkling can,
An attachment fastened somewhere,
To become a boon to man.
I would even be "promoter,"
For tho public benefit,
If you'll find the right Inventor,
Who will make the thing "a hit."
P. J. T. TUTTLE.
Answer: How much would you
be willing to Invest. We have a
good scheme all ready. It's some
thing like a cross between a watering
cart, a fire hose, and an up-to-date
filter. Shall we get it patented?
Spark From Pipe Finds Oil
CELLAR OK C. II. DORKLINGER
AND SONS' STORAGE HARX,
WHITE .MILLS, A REGULAR
Oil has been found In the cellar of
a storage barn belonging to C. H. Dor
(linger and Sons on Main street,
It was decided to use the storage
barn as a plant for producing gas
and in the excavating one of the
workmen dropped a spark from his
pipe Into a pool of water. To his
great surprise the water burst into
flames and an examination proved
that the Are had been caused by tho
presence of oil in the water.
At first it was thought that the
oil from the factories might have
soaked througli Into the cellar of
tho barn but an examination of both
oils proves that there Is a difference
The oil discovered seems to haye
all the attributes of kerosene, odor,
etc. In ono spot In the cellar It
Issues forth In a tiny stream.
TO THE PERSON ELECTED PRESIDENT, THE CITIZEN WILL PRE
SENT A IIANDSO.ME SOLID GOLD MEDAL SU1TA1UA" INSCRIBED.
THE VICE-rilESIDENT WILL RECEIVE A SIMILAR MEDAL OK STERL
SMILE I !
This coupon represents one vote cast
for President of the
Polls close 12
RAINS, A SUNSHADE IK IT'S TOO
IT'S COLD. JUST KICK.
Home, see below. (We want to boom
The street commissioner is at it,
It seems an awful sin,
He is putting cracked stones on tho
To be taken off again.
And soon wo will have tho same old
Dust and mud ankle deep,
I kick for the sake of the taxpayers,
This farce of keeping the street.
e. p. Varcoe.
Answer: Well, there's one thing
the Kick Kontest has done any way.
It's given a good idea of public opin
ion concerning the streets of the
Do you wonder a woman does not
When she has no right to her think?
But of course the men know, could
she cast her vote,
That they would have to go with
much dryer throats.
So we kick because we cannot with
men have equal rights",
And not be put down clear out of
Then side by side we will gently
There shall be no more intoxicants
drank or bad words spoke.
MRS. J. P. BUDD.
Answer: An almo.st millenium as
If that dollar I should win.
i Doi'a- oh bys. how I would grin,
iu Linn ui laiiing -me uitizen.
Answer: We're afraid the grin's on
I kick because I had to sit up un
til oiie' o.'clock the other night and
watch and regulate a new Incubator
to keep it from cooking tho eggs.
Yours very truly,
Answer: A regulation mother hen
would have saved you all that
I kick because I'm lonely,
And cannot get a wife;
If 1 were only a millionaire,
I'd soon be tied for life.
Answer: Or else have a half dozen
breach of promise suits on your cap
beg pardon, hands.
I kick because my last year's hat,
Is all wore out and rather flat,
And if I win that dollar,
I'll buy with It a hat.
MISS CHARITY CHUBB,
Answer: Why we thought flat lids
were all the style this year.
It Is the Intention of the owners
of the barn to drill for oil if further
examination shows good results.
In the meantime White Mills bids
fair to become a community of
"gushers." Nearly everyone Is dig
ging holes on their property hoping
to find an oil well and make a for
tune over night.
QUEEN MARY IS CONTRARY, SO
RE WARY IK YOU ATTEND
Here are a few rules for those of
Wayne county who will attend the
DON'T wear hobble dresses or
clinging skirts at royal audiences.
DON'T wear lip salve or rouge at
royal drawing rooms.
DON'T wear elbow-length sleeves
in the daytime, or afternoon
dresses without collars at Ascot.
DON'T wear largo hats in tho
royal enclosure at Ascot.
The reason for these "don'ts" is
because Queen Mary feels a bit con
trary. Smile Club.
noon, June 16.