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January 1, lD13RjtiOntfl,
70th YEAR -NO. 34
.HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 1912.
PRMS 2 CENTS
HISTORICAL SKETCH OF
Erected in Honesdale in 1828 Scene of Much
Activity Stopping Place of Many Notables.
FIRST HOTEL ERECTED
Tho Wayne County IIouso was
Honesdale's first hostelry. Pictures
am herewith shown of the original
tavern and the present modern and
fine three story brick structure. The
first hotel was completed in 1S2S
and Charles Forbes was the first
owner and landlord. It was located
at the orner of Park and Main
street, the site of the present hotel.
It was by 100 feet, two stories
high and v-us a favorite stopping
place In stage coach days. It is said
that uo'f-l Wiiyne or tho Wayne
County lluUbo aj it was formerly
known, hr accommodated more
guests than an., betel in this section
of the State. This is verified by the
fact that it wi.s the oi.ly hotel for
During Mr. Forbas' lordship his
daughter, .Miss Lucy Ann, was mar
ried to Zenas H. Russeil. Septem-
ber 17. 1830, in tho Wayue county
House That part now i omblnes
tho northern portion ol Hotel
Wayne, which was a part of tho ori
ginal building. Mr. and Mrs. Z. H.
Russell were tho parents of Henry
Z. Russell, now president of the
Honesdale National Bank.
Mr. Forbes rented his hotcl to
Henry Dart in 1S40, and the latter
purchased the property live years
later. It remained in his possession
until 1857, when he removed to Rock
Island. 111. Tho following have since
been landlords: J. 11. Hazleton, J. B.
Eldred. Reed & Ball, Henry Ball,
Braman Bros. D. O. Jones, Fred J.
Skeels and Henry Brown.
John H. Weaver became the pop
ular and congenial proprietor of the
Wayne County House property in
1891 The following year he erect
ed the handsome and commodious
strufture. It is of buff brick with
tho name Hotel Wayne inlaid
in brown brick facing Main and
Park streets. 'It is one of the
most 'beautiful buildings in Hones
dale The 'hotel is modern in all its
appointments and is located in one
of the most picturesque parts of
Honesdale. The second photograph
shows Hotel Wayne in the 'back
ground of one of the many beauti
ful vistas In Honesdale.
Mr. Weaver had charge of the ho
tel until about two years ago when
ho leased the place to A. G. Loomls,
of Deposit, X. Y. The latter, after
a year's business at tho old stand,
was succeeded Tiy Barlow & Elmen
dorf, tho present lessees. Theso
gentlemen thoroughly understand the
business and without a doubt will
make a success of their venture.
Hotel Wayne, or the Wayne Coun
ty House as it was formerly known,
entertained a number of distinguish
ed guests in its day. Way back in
the early history of the town when
Philip Hono after whom Honesdale
was named, and Washington Irving
visited this place, then known as
Dyberry Forks, this hotel was visited
by theso notables. Horatio Allen.
the engineer of the Stourbridge
I. Ion, tho llrst locomotive to turn a
wlieel on the American continent,
which occurred at Honesdale Aug.
8. 1829 also stopped at this hotel.
Since then other men of prominence
have made this hostelry their
IX HONESDALE IX 18'J.S.
Double Tragedy is Due to Disaster.
New York. April 25. As a result
o-f extreme nervousness caused by
reading of the Titanic disaster, Mrs.
Andrew Kangcs killed herself and
nine-year-old daughter, llolon, with
gas, in her home In Urooklyn.
THIRTEENTH REGIMENT MAY
BE GALLED OUT
Company IT Honesdale May (Jet
Order to io to the Mexican llor
deiClash Expected Between
V. S. and Mexico.
Company K, of the Thirteenth
Regiment, National Guard of Penn
sylvania, stands ready to be removed
to the Mexican border on a minutes'
notice. The men have been very ac-
tive for the past few days getting
everything ready for field service.
Arms have been oiled, cleaned and
inspected. The officers of the Thir
teenth regiment have been ordered
to have the men of their companies
ready to take the field as soon as an
expected order comes from Harris
burg. Advices received from Harrisburg
during the week led the regiment
preparations for duty. The oilicers
of the Thirteenth are so positive
that the call is to come soon that
they have arranged their business af
fairs so that they can go on a min
The Thirteenth regiment Is com
posed of ten companies, eight in
Scranton, one In iHonesdale, one in
Kaston. Its present complement Is
GOO officers and men but recruited to
a war footing tho regiment would be
made of twelve companies of 100
That the situation between this
country and Mexico lias reached a
crisis, the officers of the Thirteenth
say, is indicated by the answer of the
Mexican government last week to a
communication from tho United
States War department, calling upon
Mexico to protect United States sub
jects from revolutionists in Mexico.
The answer was couched in terms
that practically told the United
States 'War secretary to " mind his
own business," the officers declare,
and the Mexican minister refused to
accept responsibility for tho safety
of United States subjects and their
property rights in Mexico. The
revolution against tho Madero gov
ernment has reached a point, the
Thirteenth men declare, whero the
Maderlstlc government 'has nearly
lost control, and whero tho Insurrec
tionists are rapidly developing a
guerrilla-like mode of warfare that
has pillage and tho murder of Inno
cents as Its aim. There are so
many United States subjects in .Mex
ico, and their property Interests are
so valuable that government has
felt called upon to stop in and pro
tect them, not from the revolution
ists but from federal forces as
County Treasurer Miles Row
land of Pike county, won out as a
delegate to tlio State convention. He
defeated County Superintendent
Westbrook by two votes.
WAYNE ERECTED IX 1802.
Tnft Wins Entiro Delegation
SCnlo of New Hampshire.
Concord, N. II. "Add eight moro
delegates for President William H.
Taft In tlio Chicago national con
vention." This was tlio news sent out from
hero after complete returns from
tho totnl of 200 cities and towns
of New Hampshire were received
from tho state primary ballot. Col
onel 'Roosevelt carried only two of
eleven cities. These wore Franklin
and Sonersworth, two of tho small
est In the state.
President Taft carried tho two
congressional districts by nearly 2
to 1. Roosevelt leaders, Including
the chiefs of Insurgents, Governor
Bass and Winston Churchill, con
ceded that Tnft carried enough of
tlio 812 delegates, who will meet at
the state convention on April 30, to
assure the president tho entire state
delegation to Chicago.
President Taft by a majority of 4 1
controlled the Iowa State convention
at Cedar Rapids, prevailing over tlio
combined forcesof 'Roosevelt and
Senator A. B. Cummins, the Stato's
" favorite son."
The first district of North Carolina
voted down resolutions Instructing
for Roosevelt and the delegates go
to Chicago unlnstructed.
No opposition appeared in tho
Rhone Island convention at Provi
dence to tho election of delegates fa
vorable to the renomlnation of tho
President and they wero Instructed
for him "till released."
County primaries in Kansas added
155 to tho number of State conven
tion delegates pledged to Roosevelt,
giving him a total of 398 to 92 for
First test of strength in the Mis
souri situation came at St. Louis
on Wednesday when the Taft men by
vote of 17 to 14 secured executive
sessions of the State committee.
An Interesting spelling contest
was held at Miss Keen's school, 1214
West street. First "choosing sides."
lAin dross and carl Marsh wero
drawn clioosors and after two rounds
each side was found to have its orig
inal number. Then camo the film!,
tho spelling down contest, In thi
Bertha Meyers was flrat. Gerald
Gerry second, while Nellie Bryan.,
Lewis Dreyer and .Viva Uddlo ,tU
well. Carl a .id Helen Marsh did
best in their class. Head marks ns
Alva Llddle T,..Qr-ald Gerry r,.
Bertha Myres it. Y'.niia Hanlan 4,
Alice Kelly 4, iKrwln Morrison 3,
Georgo Llghthizer 3, Warren Sam
son 2, Janet Preumers 1, Lewis
Dreyer 1, Ralph Wooden 1. In the
A Class Carl Marsh 5, Julius Kelz
14, Lila Cross 7, Helen Marsh 7. Wil
liam Wonnacott 3, Walter Vicinls 2.
Gerald Gerry, Julius Kelz and
William Wonnacott made greatest
improvement in penmanship: Lila
Cross greatest Improvement in read
ing. Some good work 'has been
done in bookkeeping. Nellie Bryant
and Regina Ruppert have done well
One of the best spellers in the A
Class, Warren Samson, could not be
present on account of a death In the
family. Julius Kelz, one of tho best
spellers in the B Class was away
on account of tho serious accident
which befell him on Wednesday.
School term closes Friday, Juno 28.
Death of Mrs, Frances II. Kiinpp,
Mrs. Frances Helen Knapp died
at her homo in Middletown on Sun
day morning at' 11:45 o'clock of a
complication of diseases at tho age
of 84 years. She foil and sustained
a broken hip six years ago since
whicli time she had been confined to
Mrs. Knapp was born In tho town
of Mt. Hope, Dec. 24, 1827, a daugh
ter of Abraham Taylor and Nancy
Fuller. Sho was one of twelve
children, only ono of .whom Is now
living. She was married In 1808, at
Port Jervls, to Robert J. Knapp, of
Honesdale, Pa., and lived In that
place until 1882, when on the death
of hor husband sho removed to Mid
dletown to make her home with her
daughter, Mrs. Helen Hyde. One
daughter died (n infancy, at Otis
ville. One sister, Mrs. Maria N. Smith,
of Thompsonville, survives. Dr.
John Taylor, a former well known
physician, was a brother. Deceased
was a member of Westminster Pres
Men Sacrlllco Sliding Scnlo of Wages
to Prevent Increase In Scalo Hates
of a." Cents a Ton, ns Proposed
by (lie Operators.
Scruiitou, Pa., April 25. Announce-
incnt mndi In tlilo rltv tnt Hin mliin """i--" iiiuuiu,- nuv. injury uuriie
mcni m iuo in tins citj that the niine,of 1Iawloy aml Kov UmM McCar-
worKcrs nnu operators' committees con- j thy, of Pleasant Mount, toll of this
ferring In New York over the demands 1 work by tho Carpathla, on which
submitted by the former over n month lhy wero Passongors, most Inter
ago had come to nn agreement and that JTorTtffSJE
ft trldlstrlct convention would be called tlon of six priests from Scranton
Immediately to ratify the action of the,
committee was pleasing nlikc to mln-
tern, operators and people In general.
The agreement, embodying a tint 10'
j per cent Incrcnse, abolition of the slid-
ing scaie, nuoiiuou or me conciliation loogley and Rev. Hawley.
board nnd minor form of recognition I 'lhey toll of the rescue, as follows:
through the settlement of nil grlov-j "Tho Carpathla was about ninety
nnccs through committees of union 1 mllos away when the wireless opera
men at the various collieries created j t0 i'ke(1 UP tho Tltanlc's i message
mm,, .n,i-iDo .,riii.,ri,. n,i ( i.,,1"' distress. Immediately the Car
some surprise, particularly that feature , thn chan , hor cour0 abolt aml
of It abolishing the sliding scale, which' ,,, tn,..rii m10 .mint whom tim
during its life of ten years has yearly Titanic reported herself to be, the
added considerably to the miners' In- steam being crowded on by doubling
comes. The ngreement will stand for the force of firemen and engineers,
four years Instead of three, as hereto-1 so as to get Into action at tho earli
fore I est moment possible. Fathers Burke
n.ii ... .v. and McCarty wero aroused by their
Generally members of the union are I tewanls t0 'witness the work of res-
picaseu wiui inc resun oi uie ncgouii-
Hons, and they say that the calling of
a convention to hear the report of tlio
subcommittee is pure formality, made
necessary by tho laws of the union.
While notices have not yet been sent
out for a trldlstrlct convention, they
will probably go out today, and It Is
expected that the gathering will be
held in Wilkesbarre on Monday next.
Prompt ratification of tho agreement
will follow, so that work enn be re
sumed May 1 if the companies desire
to resume operations in the middle of
the week. That this will be tho case
seems almost assured, for there Is a
shortage of coal not only abroad, but
locally, where domestic sizes are sell
ing for 52 and $2.50 per ton more than
they were a month ngo.
The action of the miners' committee
in refusing to accept nn agreement
which wi.i'.ld allow the operators to in
crease tb" price of coal 25 cents a tun
bus won for Hicin the commendation
of the p ib lr If It had not been for
I this hitch ibe agreement would have
been signed earlier, us the details were
all agreed upon by both sides to the
controversy. When the agreement was
ready to be signed tho operators de
murred and refused to sign unless the
miners agreed to allow the price to lie
boosted, the agreement being based
upon an increase of 5.20 per cent in
wages In nddltlon to the sliding scale,
which was to be based on a price of
$4.75 per ton at tidewater instead of
5-1.50, which now prevails. The men
made a counter proposition agreeing to
the abolition of the sliding scale pro
vided they were given a 10 per cent in
crease, coal to retnnln the snnie. This
All local mines arc In readiness to
operate, and operators say they would
like to resume at once, because they
are far behind with orders.
The officers of Freedom Lodge of
Odd Fellows were installed on Mon
day evening by Howard Benjamin, of
Soutli Canaan, who was sent 'to do
the work by Dr. A. M. Cook, district
deputy, who could not bo present.
Tho oilicers are: L. S. Partridge,
noble grand; R. M. Stocker, vice
grand; George Lorlng, wardln; E. G.
Jenkins, conductor; C. C. Gray,
chaplain; T. R. Varcoo, F. C. Keen
grand; Georgo Lorenz, warden; E. G.
Boyd, supporters to noble grand; A.
M. Leine, T. A. Crossloy, supporters
to vice grand; Herbert Hlllor, Horace
Cirlmstone, scene supporters; Bis
marck Irwin, sitting past grand.
Buel Dodgo will represent tho
lodge In tho grand lodge at .Read
ing next month.
The 93rd anniversary of the order
will bo obsorved by attending the
Baptist church next Sunday evening
nnd by a banquet in tho hall on
Monday evening. Tho special attrac
tion on tho latter night will bo tho
Electric City Quartet. All Odd Fel
lows aro welcome.
Death of Mrs. Joseph Sadler.
On Wednesday, April 24, about
noon occurred tho death of Mrs.
Joseph Sadler of 381 Itlver streot,
death bolng tho result of liver
trouble. Mrs. Sadlor had been a
sufferer for many years. Sho was
about fifty-eight years of age.
'Deceased is survived liy her hus
band, and four children, 'Lizzie, of
Syracuso, N. Y.; Leonard, of De
posit. N. Y.; William, of Port Jer
vls, N. Y.; Richard, of Bangor. Pa.
Tho funeral services will bo hold at
tho homo on Friday afternoon at 2
o'clock, Rev. 'W. II. Swift, officiating,
lntermont will bo mndo In Glen Dy
Mrs. J. J. Brown, u Titanic
Survivor, Well Known Here.
Mrs. Brown, of Denver, who was
ono of tho passengers on tho Titanic
who was saved, is tlio wifo of James
J. Brown, a mllllonalro and part
owner of tho Ibex mlno at Lead
vlllo, Col. Mr. and Mrs. Brown
havo conio to Scranton a nunibor
of tlinos from Donvor and whllo
hero havo been tho guests of Dr.
and Mrs. John 0Malloy. Mr.
Brown was born at Waymart, Pa.,
and worked In tho coal mines at
Carbondalo and I'lttston. He went
west when quite a young man. and,
bolng of energetic disposition, has
Mrs. Brown declares hundreds of
lives wore needlessly sacrlncod in
tho disaster. Scranton Times.
UVH WITNESSES TELL STORY.
Fathers llurko nnd McCarty Tell of
tho Work of tho Carpntlilii
Delegation of Scrnnton Priests
Eye witnesses to tho rcscuo from
the sea of tho 745 survivors of the
wrecked Titanic; Rev. Henry Uurke,
diocese, headed !y Rev. John J. Cur-
rnn, ot WilKos-Harre, who had gone
to New York specially to greot them.
,nl. . . . r.. t ii.
." " "Tn,.,; i t
Uev v j Lavollo, Rev. James Oil
.. .,. carnathla coverinc the dls.
tanco in albout four hours. From tho
moment tlio first persons wero lifted
from the first lifeboat until all were
picked up from tho ocean five hours
elapsed, so that some of the surviv
ors wero fully nine hours imperilled
by the cold and the waves which beat
against and over them. The women
and children rescued were all In
light attire, mostly in their night
clothing, and their suffering and
agony must have been Intense. While
on the wny to the rescue those on the
Carnathla distinctly heard reverberat-
Inc over the ocean the snntirl of tlio
explosions which are believed to have
been the boilers of the Titanic going
up when the water rushed in on
them, and which explosions broke
the great vessel In two and hastened
her sinking. Nothing of the Titanic
was visible when the Carpathla
got near; only the tossing life 'boats
and rafts with the saved from tho
doomed ship clinging to them."
Fathers Burke and McCarty gave
aid and comfort to tho survivors as
they were assisted on tho Carpathla.
WATER COMPANY TO MAKE
Will Lay Nearly Three Miles of Pipe
This Summer Between Ponds anil
Tho Honesdale Consolidated Wa
ter company aro contemplating
many improvements in their system
in Honesdale and between this place
and tho source of supply.
Somo are already completed,
while others are in course of con
struction. The dams at ponds one and three
have been raised and new gate houses
erected. At (No. 1 pond tho new
12-foot concrete dam is now able to
conserve about SO, 000, 000 gallons
more than lieforo the Improvement
was made. The third pond now
contains about 30,000,000 more gal
lons of water than formerly.
Tho company will begin work as
soon as possible laying a fourteen
incli pipe ifrom the first pond to the
Bolkcom Intake, about two and
three-quarters miles. There will bo
35 or moro men employed and it is
expected tho work will bo completed
'before next fall. Water that Is now-
running in a brook from the pond
to the Bolkcom Intake will then
havo 'been piped.
Among tlio summer Improvements
will bo a new pipe lino down Park
streot at the Intersection of East
streot to the Honesdalo Footwear
company 'factory; and from East
streot corner of Thirteenth street to
Dyberry Place. Fire hydrants will
bo located at theso places.
Superintendent S. A. McMullen,
Jr., told a Citizen representative that
no plans havo been mado in regard
to metering Honesdale nnd vicinity.
'All lakes are In Dyberry township
and contain the purest of mountain
spring water. The first lake is 1,-
4 CO feet nbovo the sea level and
contains 50 acres; second, 1,510
elevation, 45 acres, and tho third 50
acres, 1,530 foot elevation. Tho
lakes aro within two miles from
each other and produco the best
water in this part of tho state,
Tliero is no limestone in tho water
which ninke3 It especially good for
Wayno County Real Estate Transfers.
Zabin Choptah, of Mt. Pleasant,
transfers to Wasil Oprlska, of Dick
son borough, Lackawanna county,
sovonty acres in Mt. Pleasant, tho
consideration being ?C00.
Christian Dorliinger, of White
Mills, transfers live acres In that
town to Dwight Dorlllnger.
Stanley Marks, of Damascus,
transfers sixty-two and one-half
acres In said township to Amos
Knapp, of tho same place, tlio con
sideration boing 51.075.
William F. Stanton, of Clifton,
transfers thlrty-ono acres in eald
township to Ovll E. aieckwlth, of
samo placo, 'for 5420.
Osnier Shorwood, of Manchester,
transfers to Nathan C. Shorwood, of
Manchester, 142 acres In that town
ship. Consideration, 52,050.
Louis Brinkman, of Damascus,
transfers a ono-half lntorest In forty
acres In Berlin and Damascus town
ships, to Anna A. Brinkman, no con
sideration beyond tho usual ono dol
lar being montlonod.
Tho Administration Is trying to
stop all talk of Intervention In Mex
ico, but army and navy officials think
It Is inovltablo.
THE ST, .-IP'S MEN'S GUILD
Tlio Affair Described ns Dignified
mid Refined A Soldier, n Poet
mid Author mid a Minister
Wero tlio SpeakersOver
Ono Hundred Present.
The fourth annual banquet of
tho St. John's Men's Guild was hold
on Wednesday evening, April 24, In
tho Lutheran Lecture rooms. Tho
rooms were 'beautifully decorated
with ferns, potted plants and cut
About ono bund red young mem
bers of the Guild were present and
also many Invited guests. Tho
banquet began at 8:30, when tho or
chestra seatcil behind a screen of
palms and potted plants In tho rear
of tho room, began to playl To a
spirited march played by the orches
tra tho guests proceeded to a splen
did feast prepared by Mrs. Heft and
a corps of lady assistants. Tho
menu consisted of Tomato Bisque,
'Roast Veal, Beef Loaf. Mashed Po
tatoes, Creamed Cabbage, Pickles,
Olives, Celery, Rolls, Cake, Ice
The musical program, rendered by
Heuniann's orchestra, was most ex
cellent. It opened by an overture,
"Tho Talk of New York," followed
by "The Winning Flight," "In All
My Dreams," "Pleading," "Twilight,"
"Hollo, Summer," "Golden Wed
ding," "Oh, You Teaso!" "Run
Home and Tell Mother," "Sunbeams
and Shadows," "Oh You Dream
Rev. Miller acted as tpastmaster
and Introduced the speakers. Royal
Relchenbacker, president of tho
Guild, made the introductory ad
dress of welcome. He congratulated
the members of the Guild, the pastor
and tho members of tho congrega-
lion anu in a
few remarks Intro
duced Rev. Miller as toastmaster.
Toastmaster Miller Introduced
each speaker in a short address of
appropriate remarks. He referred
to the threo speakers as a soldier,
a poet and author, and a minister.
W. W. Wood was introduced as
a soldier from tho ranks. The sub
ject of his address was ' Masculine
Christianity," claiming that tho
church needed men and that in all
the walks of life more maw ulino
Christianity was needed. He paid a
high compliment to tho women of
the church for their faithfulness.
He claimed that ths strugg'o to-day
was not against it-fidelity to Chris
tianity, but infidelity 13 the church.
He said that Chri&iiarity was a
'living condition of iho human soul.
"It Is not what a man believes but
what he is." IIo stated that It con
sisted of tlio sovereignty of Love In
the indlvicunl heart. Some of his
remarks were, "Tho Church is the
visible base of supplies for tho sold
ier of the cross." "Joy is the key
note of Christianity." "The only or
ganization that is a fair, substantial
help to the real man, is the church."
After some humorous remarks con
cerning the recent political land
slide and his own defeat, Mr. Greeno
expressed ills gratification at tho
large attendance of men, and his
appreciation of the help given by tho
ladles of tho church. He gave his
emphatic approval to pleasures of
this nature which bring men together
in social intercourse under tho aus
ipces of the church. "I believe," he
said, "that It is the province of tho
churcli not only to save tho souls
of men for the great hereafter, but
also to make gentlemen of them for
the life that now Is. Thoro is noth
ing liner or stronger or nobler In this
world than tho perfect Christian
gentleman." Referring to Kipling's
well-known poem and quoting tho
line: "And they rise to their feet as
Ho passes 'by, gentlemen unafraid,"
ho added: "Commend me 'to tho man
who can riso to his feet and stand
clear-eyed, clean-hearted, unabashed
and unafraid when tho Lord God
Ttcv. I. Chantry Hoffman, pastor of
tho Evangellcan Lutheran church of
tho Nativity of Philadelphia, was In
troduced by tho toastmaster and he
gave a brilliant and able address on
tho subject, "The Measure of a Man."
Ho stated that every man should at
tempt to measure up to the standard
set by the Man of Galilee. Ho gave
somo reminiscences pertaining to
himself and tils work in tho church
and dilated at length on the work
and mission of tho Lutheran church.
IIo made a strong appeal to the
young mon to bo faithful and truo
to their high calling and to stand
firm in tlio faith delivered by the
saints. His remarks wero inter
spersed here and there by witty
Tho banquet was a great success
and was without doubt the best evor
held by tho Young Men's Guild. As
ono of tho speakers said, "It was
dignified and rolined from beginning
Tho following Is clipped from tha
'Port Jervls Union. It was Incor
porated In an improvement articlo:
"A short timo ago tho Gazette had
an nrticlo on 'Painting Poles.' It
praisod Honesdalo I. A. saying they
woro 'allvo' up there. Now Port
Jervls takes nobody's dust! We
know If Honesdalo can havo painted
polos, wo can. Tho Idea Is, tho un
sightly poles do not show, 'wlion
painted green, so plainly, as they
do unpatnted. They mix In with
tho summer follngo of tho trees and
aro moro pleasing."
Do you know tho truo value of
advertising In Tho Citizen? If you
lost something nnd If It woro return
ed to you through this medium you
would. Uso tho ono-cont-a-word
column when you havo anything to
soli, buy or exchange Quick returns.