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THE CITIZEN. I PURL1S1IED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY I1Y . THE CITIZEN rUBMSIIIKO COMPANY. COUNTY Entered ns second-class mnttcr, nt the post olllcc, Honesdale. l'a. SUnSCKIPTION: $1.60 A YEAR. IS ADVANCE ..,., tluii may bo considered alone with the V. W. WOOD. - - MANAGHlt AND SKC'Y directors: C. 11. DOnFI.INGER. l. n. AI.I.EX. IIKNRY WILSON. E. II. HAIIIIEXHKRdll. w. w: wiioti. The Church In The Public Eye. Monday night's street procession from St. George's, with its naming cross, its f(T3 D CO PON H FlMfP limul nnd Ms pincers of eosnel livmns. ', INIXC Ol Wi LJL,IV Ki L, constituted a striking novelty in the. work of an established New York church. Am a sign of the times this demonstra- THEP.E arc few monarchs of finance who arc not believers in the divine right of kings. Something fur HuncHdnlcr-H Paste In Their Hats. to One of the drawbacks to lloncsdale's growth and greater prosperity is the im pression t lint the outside world has of our actual status. Strangers get their impressions from the published descrip tions of our town, which is that Hones dale is situated 011 a branch of the I'.rie Hailroad, has a population of '',S(X), and was at one time the head of the Dela ware & Hudson Canal, which is now ABANDONED. Dun's and Hradstrcet's agoncies, reports, railway guides, post ollice directories, and all publications which are deemed reliable and dissemi nate authentic information, tend to con vey the impression that Honesdnle is one of the many little villages that dot the mail, and are tributary to some large city. One of the firs-t questions that a ! Honesdaler is requested to answer is: "How far are you from Philadelphia or1 1'ittsburgV" And the natural answer is, "We arc nearer Scranton." As a rule! the questioner will tell von he has been to Scranton, and will further Hate he has been to Moosic and .lermyn, and other places nearby, which is evidence that his mental picture and idea of Honesdale is not what it should be. The fact is the town has an actual popula tion of close to 8,000 people, and has all the requisites of a city. Our boundary lines should take in Texas Nos. 2 and 4, 1 and part of No. J, and we should go on record as a flourishing town, with four banks ; three semi-weekly newspapers, and a separate job printing establish ment ; the center of the glass cutting in dustry ; with large boot and shoe, knit ting, underwear, ladies' waists, electric elevator, box, edge tools, and cigar manufactories; with educational facili ties of the highest order, consisting of primary, intermediate and high schools; churches of every denomination; and tip-to-date stores tomeet every want. ACivic Club could take up matters of this char acter, discuss it from every standpoint, and mould public opinion to take action. llarre, Vt., preacher, who says he has doubled his congregation by means of display advertising, even to the extent of half pages in the newspapers. The spread of the Emmanuel move ment, in which the mind is set. actively to the healing of the body, furnishes still another example of current depart ure from the routine of church effort. In forming street processions a church is said to imitate the Salvation Army ; I in large-letter advertising it apes the ' man of comineichi! instinct ; in propa I gating the faith cure it is accused of taking a leaf from the book of Christian Science. Yet the parish or congrega tinn going into one or all of these ac tivities can be actuated by no other de sire than to increase its strength, its Held and its usefulness. Its life depends I on the maintenance of a popular inter I est. Are thoe its best friends who I would limit by tiadition its appeals to , the popular attention? Martin Luther could not see why the devil should have all the good tunes. Perhaps he would And it no easier to see why to thechurch alone to-dayit should be forbidden to seek success by modern aids to publicity. xkw route would. "BILLY, THE KID. One of the feature attractions of the season to be presented at the Lyric, to night, Friday, Dec. 11th, is "Billy the Kid," with the favorite young actor, Frederick Santley in the title role. The play is in four acts, representing scenes realistic and correct, of lifeon the Western plains. While melodramalic it is consistent and tells a story that is full of interest, having for its big climaxes situations which are exceptionally dra matic. Tho comedy element is furnished by a good natured Irishman, a tine type of old school Southern Colonel and his colored orderly. Each of the four acts has been given handsome and artistic sellings CHRISTMAS. GAME LAWS ENFORCED. What It Is To Big Folks and Little Ones. You know what Christmas is, says Eugene Wood, in tho December Deline ator. In a manner of speaking it is a kind of Sunday. Six days of the week the ideal set before you is to have the alarm clock wake you ; to gobble down your breakfast before you are thoroughly aroused : to rush to the shop and get your overalls on before the whistle gets done blowing or be docked an hour's time; to work like a nailer until noon, when you look into your dinner pail to see what the old lady has put there for you, and warm your coffee on the steam pipes, to begrudge the time for that luncheon ; to lick into your work again till six o'clock, with the foreman saun tering up and down, watching that you don't take too many drinks of water, or get a chip in your eye too often, or gas too much with the man next to you ; to get home so tired that you fall asleep reading the newspaper after supper the same thing over again to-morrow and the next dav, and the next day, and the next day, all your life long. That's business. I Three hundred and sixty-four days of! the year we live up to that ideal, and St. Paul calls in vain to us across the ages: "Uemembcr the words of the Lord .Tesus, how He said, It is more blessed to give than to receive." iThat isn't business. And when you say, "It isn't business," it is supposed to close the in cident. But Christmas comes along. You tell your little ones that awful whopper about Santa Clans and his reindeer, and they, to whom you are the pattern of truthful ness, stand and listen to you with their jaws hanging loose and their eyes look" ing like hard boiled eggs with the shells off. Anil the older ones aid and abet you in the deceit, and help the little ones compose their sprawling letter to old Santa, asking for dolls and skates, and choo-choo cars and all suoh extrava gances, when you ought to be saving up your money against a rainy day. And you skimp yourself of necessary food to buy these follies, and sit up nights wast ing your strength for the next day, (which really doesn't belong to you, since your boss buys it and pays for it), and when eleven o'clock, Christmas eve, comes, and you get down from the chair, hav-1 ing hung up the last gilt ball or glass ! peacock, you are so tuckered you can j scarcely stand. But you turn out the i gas and light the candles, to see how pretty it all looks, and your wife says : "Won't she bo tickled at this? And won't he jump for joy when he sees , that I" and you put your arm around j her, and the twinkling candles tfwiin be fore your sight, and your throat kind of j chokes you. Isn't it lovely ? I Notch, Pennsylvania, Dec. 3, 1008. The Citizen, Honesdale, Pa. On November 28th, 1008, Cleveland McKeen and others were brought before Esquire Howell, of Blooming Grove by the State Game Wardens, for having a deer in their possession without a head, and when asked for the head could not produce It. McKeen was heavily fined, with costs, which he paid. There were others arrested for different" offenses : some for killing insectivorous birds ; non residents, hunting without a license ; and some for killing doe deer. They all settled with the game wardens and paid the full fines, excepting the above case mentioned, which was settled before Esquire Howell. Hiram A. Bake. Glass Toys. Glass toys are tho latest for babies. They are Intended to replace the dear old painted articles that baby would put Into his mouth and consequently run serious danger of lead poisoning. But to the onlookeer It would seem as though death by glass were little pref erable to death from paint and that baby Is qulto as likely to endanger his life through breakage of lite toy as he is by sucking it. Broadly this Is true, but the glass of which playthings arc made Is so heavy that It takes a regular Sandow of a young one to hold them. Tho object of thickness Is of course to lesson the danger of breakage, but even the strongest can chip at the edge, and a splinter Is capable of doing a good deal of damage. As a matter of fact, only tho babies of tho rich are likely to bo protected In this doubtful fashion, for the toys made of glass are by no means Inex pensive. The healthy youngsters of ordinary families will have to thrive upon wood and paint, as did their forbears. Chartreuse of Chicken. Chop enough chicken to fill a cup twice, add half a cup of lean ham, chopped, and half n cup of bread crumbs t'iken from the center of a stale loaf, a tablespoonful of chopped parsley, Juice of half a lemon, two ta blespoonfuls of capers and a cucum ber pickle, chopped fine, salt and pa prlka to taste, two eggs, beaten until well mixed, and about a cup of well seasoned and flavored soup stock. When well mixed press tho mixture Into a well buttered melon mold, leav ing an open space at tho top, as the 1 eleven o'clock. White Mills. Dec. 7th. Much interest was shown ' in the nomination and election v of of-1 fleers at n meeting of No. 490 Conclave of Improved Order of Hcptasophs at White Mills, on Tuesday evening in I. O. H. Hall, which resulted in tho elec tion of the following : Archon, Edward Haden ; Prelate, Paul Loven ; Provost, Fred. Mittan ; llecording Secretary, Jas. Firmstone ; Financier, George Haden ; Trustees, George Miller, Phillip Dean and Fred. Mittan. The election of a delegate to the National Convention, to bo held at Boston, Mass., in June, re sulted in the selection of Fred. Werner ; Alternate, John Sohncr. The Athletic Club, of White Mills will hold a grand masquerade ball, Dec. 20th, in tho I. O. 11. hall. Music by the "Ideal Full Orchestra." The com mittee of arrangements report every thing in gilt-edge shape for the enjoy ment of all, and a good time is prom ised. Tickets, '-'5 cents. Mrs. Henry I'tegg, of Mast Hope Boad, died yesterday at her home', at (1 o'clock of heart disease, after a year's illness, aged (17 years. She is survived by h$t husband and the following sons and daughters ; Mrs. John Schneider and Henry Utegg, Jr., of White Mills ;Mrs. Henry Bleutcher, of Narrowsburg, N. Y. ; Mrs. Chris. Lutz, of Seelyville ; Herman, Charles, John and Miss Eliza beth, at home. The White Mills Central Bepublican Club held their regular monthly meet ing nt the Florence theatre. Much busi ness was transacted, including the elec tion of ollicers for the ensuing year, which resulted, as follows : Henry F. Weber ; 1st Vice Sol. Markle ; I'd Vice President, Ed. Beed ; Becording Secretary, Win. Web er ; Financial Secretary, Fred. Mittan, and Treasurer, George Kimble. Martin Helmier had a long tramp through the wcoJs in search for foxes on Saturday last, but from all reports the foxes saw Martin first. Undertaker John Loerchcr, of Hones dale, was on a business trip on the Mast Hope road on Sunday, Dec. (!th. Kusscll Clark, the popular shearer at the Dorflinger plant here, had a mishap on Friday last, smashing his thumb. Though the wound is very painful, he is still at his post, doing his daily work. A very pleasant' gathering of jolly old folks gathered at the home of Fred. Werner, of this place, on Saturday, Dec. 5th, it being the occasion of the birth- .day of Mrs. Fred. Werner. A bounti ful spread was set, and all partook of the' good things to eat and drink'. Those in attendance were friends from White Mills, Indian Orchard, Honesdale, Haw ley, and Cherry Ridge. Mrs. Werner was the recipient of a very pretty silver set, which came as a great surprise. Mr. and Mrs. Fred. Werner left to pay a visit to friends in Scranton, of about a week's duration. Joseph Dorflinger, of this place, was the winner of the beautiful gold watch that was chanced off at Weber's bakery, his lucky number being 70. Joe is all smiles now, because of the gold watch. The Catholic! church, of this nlnee. I will hold a fair for the benefit of the church next Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, Dec." 11th, 12th, llth anil loth inclusive. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Box tire rejoic ing over the arrival of a young daughter, I and Mr. and Mrs. Win. Smith have a ' fine baby boy to brighten their home. Hugo Liliquist and Sadie Daniels, one of our very popular couples, are now nicely settled in their new home after spending their honeymoon in and around Scranton. Their many friends assem bled and gave them quite a reception up on their return, and wished them a long and happy matrimonial voyage. t Walter Graham represented Anthony ; Wayne Chapter No. 204, of Royal Arch , Masons, at the election of Grand Cliap I ter officers at Masonic Temple, Phila delphia, on Wednesday of last week. it. A "bee" will be held soon to get the road in shape to drive over this win ter. This road could have been ready for use months ago if one of the super visors bad not wanted everything his own way. It seems hardly right that one man should hold up a road as much needed as this one is for the sake of having tho teams keep his own road open in the winter time. ! The station is to have a much-needed stove in the waiting room. Win. Bidwell has finished the contract of cutting and placing at the mill the lumber on the Boland tract. Milanville. Dec. 0th. Miss Minnie Gay and Miss Mabel Skinner were guests of Mrs. Elmer Olver, at Tyler Hill, Pa., on Fri day last. Mrs. Caroline Smith, who has been visiting her niece, Mrs. Ym. Crane, at Port Byron, N. Y., arrived in town last week tottay with her sister, Mrs. P. H. Beach. Merlin Illniau is home from Albany, N. Y., until after the holidays. Mrs. CharleH Decker, who has been staying forsome weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Yerkes, has return ed to her home at Calkins, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Page and chil j dren, and Miss Ida Coots, spent Sunday I with Mr. and Mrs. Orville Keys, at this I place. k. u. wcxtcr, 01 iiohoucn, rs. .1., is visiting his mother, Mrs. Helen Dexter. Nelson Conkliu, formerly a farmer at this place, but now owner of the George Bush property at Damascus, Pa., left on Tuesday of this week for a trip through the Virginias and the Cnrolinas. Mr. Conkliu, who was a volunteer in the 143d New York Volunteer Regiment, will visit the old battle grounds on which he fought, and as far as possible will go President, ovcr tnt routes on which he marched as President, 1 A soldier. At Henry mil, near unaries- ton, b. C, Mr. Conkliu was biting a cartridge when a bullet struck him in the mouth knocking out a tooth ; after ward he was hit m the leg with a spent buckshot.. Maplewood. Dec. 7th. William Bidwell and men have finished cutting the logs on the Boland job. Seth Moore was a recent visitor in New York city, spending a short time with his sister, Miss Alice. Mrs. Bert Noble, of Pittston, spent a few days of last week at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Keene. The stork visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Samuels, last Friday morning, and left them a baby girl. The Ladies' Aid Society of the Evan gelical church met at the home of Mrs5 John M. Gromlich, on Thursday. Siko. Dec. 0th. Calvin Kimble and wife are rejoicing over the arrival of a son. Several of Anna Brooks's friends as sembled at her home, on Tuesday even ing and gave her a pleasant surprise, the occasion being the twenty-second anniversary of her birth. Games were played, and a good time enjoyed by all. THE EGG QUESTION. Does It Pay to Keep Hens? Practical Hints to Poultry Raisers. Correspondence of The Citizen. , Steexe, Dec. 9th. As there has boon considerable controversy of late among farmers in this and other sections of the country, as to whether or not it pays to keep hens, I venture to givo you for the benefit of the readers of The Citizen some facts based on my own observa tion. We hear of a farmer who has at the present time 380 hens, and gets from them during the months of October and November an average of 100 eggs daily. Now I know of several farmers in this section, who keep from 50 to 200 hens, but don't at this time of the year get an egg, and are all the time finding fault, because their chickens don't lay. I no tice, also, that, as a rule among farmers who keep a lot of poultry, that they pay little or no attention as to whether or not their hens are in a fit condition to live and thrive whether they get feed but once a day and whether they have access to fresh water whenever they choose. Now, then, what would our horses, our cows or our pigs amount to if they didn't get proper care a warm place to sleep, their regular three meals a day and good, pure water to drink ? I keep 30 hens, all last spring's chicks but p'ix. During tho months of October and November the average from these pullets was 180 eggs each month. In the present month they arc averaging 7 each ' day, and at this writing eggs arc bringing 4.") cents per dozen ; and still the question arises, "Does it pay to keep' poultry?" v In one sense of the word I will say that it does ; and from another view-point my answer is that it docs not. In the first place if we try to keep more stock and poultry than our farm can produce food for, I can say from ex perience that it does not pay ; for tho old saying is true that one acre of soil, well manured and tilled, is worth more than ten acres permitted to lay for years with out attention. It does pay if we so man age tho farm that we can, after generous feeding, havo a ton of hay, a few bush els of oats and buckwheat and com left over, instead of starving the stock dur ing the spring months. A few more words and I am done. In the llrs-t place set your hens as early as possible without danger of chilling the eggs. Have your chickens all hatched out not later than the middle of May, and not more than you can keep at Hint, as late batched pullets will not lay dur ing the winter months, hence there is no profit in thorn. Let us hear from some other poultry raiwr. J. E. HALEY. " FOR JOB PRINTING call nt tho The Citizen Office. Bill Heads, Statements, Letter Heads, Circulars, Hand Bills, Public Sale Bills, Programs, Ticket, Etc. 1 Advertise in THE CITIZEN. Notice to Stockholders. The annual meeting of the stockhold ers of the Honesdale Consolidated Water Company will be held on Monday, Jan uary 4th', 1000, at 2 o'clock, p. in., at the office of the corporation in the borough of Honesdale. Purpose of meet ing : Election of directors for ensuing year, and such other business as may come before the meeting. C. J. SMITH, Secretary. Honesdale, Pa.. Dec. 1,1008. tl Our WHOLE TT Opposite Union Depot STORE Prices to Suit Every Purse BAZAAR ! REMEMBER, EVERY DOLLAR PUR CHASE MEANS ONE VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE SCHOOL TEACHER q. p. sonriER THE JEWELER 1 4L'&Wfc'foWr4 spent Sunday ' 1 Elmhurst there run passenger I XTonlAiirnml 1 Miss Lula Bidwell I among Scranton friends Owing to a wreck at 1 was no effort made to trains Saturday morning. Mrs. E. S. Noble, of Pittston, was the guest of Mrs. F. S. Keene last week. ' Don't forget the chicken supper Fri ! day night, Dec. 11, at Philander Black's, i Supper will be served from seven to mixture will rise In cooking. Cook nearly one hour, setting In a pan of hot water in the oven or steam ing in a kettle. Whcndono turn from the mold and surround with hot string beans or peas, cooked and dressed with salt, pepper and butter. To serve cold cut In thin slices. Everybody welcome. Chocotata Creams. Boll for five minutes half a cupful of cream and two cupfuls of granu lated sugar. Set dish In another dish of cold water and stir until the cream Is hard enough to make luto balls. Flavor first with vanilla. Melt choc olate and dip balls Into It. Butter Scotch. "Melt together two tablespoonfuls of sugar, thrco tablespoonfuls of mo .lassos and one of, water and two of butter. Pour hi a buttered dish and set away to cool. The Maplewood Dramatic Club is pre- i paring to givo a comedy some time next 1 month. O. P. 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