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WEATHER FORECAST: FAIR.
WEATHER FORECAST: FAIR. READ THE CITIZEN SAFE, SANE, SURE. READ THE CITIZEN SAFE, SANE, SURE. 68th YEAR. NO. 58 HONESDALB, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, JULY 21, 1911. PRICE 2 CENTS FIRST AUTO PARADE HELD Reifler Katz "Airship" and Dorflinger "Trolley" Capture Prizes NO ACCIDENTS AND AFFAIR WAS A HUGH SUCCESS: LASTED 33 MINUTES. The lirst automobile parade In the history of Honesdale was held Tues day evening, with fifty cars In line, and was a pronounced success. The affair was In charge of the enter tainment committee of Oslek Tribe No. 318, I. O. R. M., and was car ried out without a single hitch or jar or accident to mar the pleasure of the event. Promptly at 8:30 o'clock Chief (Marshall Charles L. Dunning gave the signal to start, and the Imposing procession glided down the avenues of the (Maple City from the corner of Eighth and Main streets, travers ing in turn all the principal thoroughfares of the town of Hone. Already at 7 o'clock the people be gan to gather In front of the wig wam and by eight o'clock the pave ments were filled with a jolly good natured holiday crowd. The first machine to arrive on the scene was Will Riefler's airship, which was greeted with shouts of applause, and hailed as the prize winner which it turned out to be. Next came John Congdon's "flower garden" car. Marshall Dunnlng's car, with two Indian maidens In the rear seat, was the third car to arrive at the starting point. And when Emerson W. Gammell's car motor ed up, the crowd went wild with de light over his uniquely decorated car. Mr. Gammell believes In com bining business with pleasure and so his car was a splendid advertise ment for the coming Wayne county fair. After that they came in so fast that It was hard to keep track of their owners. The streets of the city from one end of the town to the pther were lit up with red Are, heap "much red fire. Some of the patriotic inhabi tants even sent up reworks' In ,hori or of the parade. The Judges who were Messrs. B. F. Haines, editor and proprietor of the Wayne Independent, Chas. E. Sandercock, editor and business manager of the Wayne County Her ald, and F. J. F. Warg, editor and proprietor of the Hawley Times, oc cupied points of vantage on the bal cony of the City Hall. The cars were driven through the streets at a moderate rate of speed, most of them running on high gear. One or two brief halts were made to enable some unfortunate driver to attend to "trouble." A remarkable feature of the event was the fact that there were no accidents al though there were a number of rigs on the street, and many cross walks had to be passed. William H. Long, Great Prophet of the State of Pennsylvania, and Mayor John Kuhbach, were guests of honor and occupied Hon. E. B. Harden- bergh's car which was the fourth car in line. The 'Honesdale Band discoursed Indian and paleface music from the heights of the Auto Transportation Company's car, which followed Mar shall Dunning s car. Car Number 1 was Eugene Dor filnger's car of White Mills, and was a thing of beauty, winning the prize for being the most original car. Al though fourth car In the procession, it had the unique honor of being the first street car to run on the famous Honesdale and Hawley Traction Company line. It was a perfect rep resentatlon or a trolley car. Not a detail in the make-up of the average "pay-as-you-enter" cars was omitted, advertisements even being strung along the tops of the windows on the inside of the car. It was a dandy. The judges had no difficulty In ar riving at a decision In the award ing of prizes. After the parade was over they entered one of the rooms In the City Hall, and without dis cussing the merits of any of the cars, each one of the adjudicators wrote two numbers on a slip of pa per, and placed them In a hat. When the slips were opened It was found that the lucky winners were Num bers 7 and 1, the first named being considered the most beautifully trimmed car, and the second the most original one. Red Men were of course excluded from competing for any of the prizes, and only twenty-five cars were numbered and eligible for the prizes. It took the parade just three and one-half minutes to pass the judges' stand, and from start to finish the procession lasted thirty-three min utes. The cars paraded In the fol lowing order: Charles L. Dunning (Marshall). Honesdale Band in Auto Trans portation Company's Car. Eugene Dorfllnger's car, decorated to represent a street car. Won the $10 prize for being the most origi nal car in the procession, Number 1. Hon. E. B. Hardenbergh's car. Jackson 40. William Watts, Hawley, Number 23. H. W. Kimble. Number 8. Chas. P. Searle, Esq. William Hawkins, Number 8. J. D. Weston's Stoddard-Dayton, Number 4. Ed. Sachs, Hawley, Number 14. TO RESUME SHIPPING COAL ? Rumor to that Effect now Being Discussed i MANY" CIRCUMSTANCES LEAD TO HE LI EE THAT RU.MOR IS WELL FOUNDED. A well-founded rumor floated over the Mooslc on Tuesday from Carbon dale thafr the Delaware & Hudson1 railroad will resume the shipping of coal over the mountain via Hones dale to tidewater. The proposed change Is the chief topic of conver sation in Carbondale and it is be lieved that the running of coal will be commenced at some future date. That the company mean business or are considering the feasibility of re suming shipping over the Mooslc is evinced by the fact that one of the new 240 ton locomotives made a trial trip on Sunday last. The huge monster made the curves without any dlfflculty as to running and it is claimed that coal could be success fully handled on the western side of the Moosic from Carbondale to Far- view, and that the large engines can be used for that purpose. There are shipped to places along the Erie several carloads of coal each month, all of which come through Honesdale and Is carried as freight. During the month of May it Is claim ed that over 100 cars of coal carry ing steam sizes passed through Honesdale were transfered to the Erie and then distributed at differ ent points down the main line of that road. In view of the fact that the Dela ware & Hudson Co. are making a vast number of improvements to their yard at Carbondale and of President Loree's recent visit to Honesdale, one is led to believe that there will be "something do ing" in the near future. The Dela ware & Hudson company undoubted ly has something good In store for the people of 'Honesdale. Until such time when the Mooslc mountain will be tunneled coal will bo sent over the mountain, the risk and expense being a great deal larg er than If a more direct route were used.' ELECTION NOTES. Borough and township officers elected in 190S to serve for a period of three years. The terms of all ex pire this Fall, and their successors must be chosen at the coming election In November, while those elected in 1009 or 1910, that is for a three-year term, will hold over. All assessors, according to the amendment of the recent elec tion law adopted, will be elected this year. Under the new school code the five directors will be elected as follows: Two for two years, two for four years, and one for six years. September 9 is the last day for filing nomination papers for county offices with the county commission ers. Papers for President Judge are filed a week earlier and at Harrls burg. The primaries will be advertised commencing with the first week In August. GRANGE NOTES. Beech Grove Grange will hold Its annual picnic at Beech Grove, Thursday, August 10. Dinner will be served. John Mederer, Number 15. Asa Bryant, Ford Runabout, No. Ray B. Wall, Hawley, Number 25. C. Dorflinger. Numher z. D. Penwarden, Carley Brook, No. 1C. John Congdon. Number 3. Fred W. Kreltner, Number 11. Will Riefler's car, decorated to represent the "Curtis airship," Nura ber 7. Prize Winner. John Riefler, Number 19. Walter Fowler, Number 20. E. Daniels, Number 21. C. A. Emery. Number 22. Dr. George Butler, Number C. Parker Weston, Number 5. H. Z. Russell. Number 12. F. A. Jenkins' car with "Rube" band. Emerson W. Gammell's car, Num ber 24. William Blakney, Number 10. E, C. Mumford. S. Sandercock, Lake Ariel. R. Teeter, Hawley. G. K. Kellam. G. Teeter. Eight cars from Hawley partici pated in the parade. The Boy Scouts of Honesdale occupied Mr. Dorfllnger's car. The entertainment committee which had charge of the event con sists of L. Blumenthal, Jos. A. Bo dle, Jr., Wm. Bader and F. A. Jen kins, and the advertising sub-committee In charge of the Red Men's Prophet, two Issues of which were printed, C. P. Searle, Esq., and J. M. Smeltzer. MILANVILLE.. Special to The Citizen. MILANVILLE. Pa.. July 20. !Mrs. Romalne Carpenter Is visiting BInKhamton friends. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. LaRue expect to leave this week for Arkvllle. N. Y., to visit friends. From there they will return to their home at Syra cuse. Mrs. Webb Decker visited her sis- ter, Mrs. Will Scherer. last week. A number of men from Berwick, WIN'S ELM 'OLDEST IN TOWN Also 0ne f the Worst; Iree expert bver baw BORKIIS HAD EATEN THEIR WAV ! INTO ITS HEART; ALL RIGHT NOW. "The elm tree In front of Mr. Jadwin's place was the worst tree I tackled In all my twenty-five years' experience," said T. H. Winskill, tree expert, to a Citizen man, Wed nesday. "I did the job personally, as an object lesson in arboriculture. There was a great crowd there to see the work. The borers ate right Into the tree. I found hundreds of European elm beetles In the tree, a couple of Inches long. "Mr. Jadwin's tree Is the oldest elm In town. It must be all of 70 years old." Mr. winskill has been In Hones dale for just two months. In that time he and his gang of men have doctored about 150 trees, of which number about 100 are maples. The life of from twenty to thirty elms has been prolonged through their efforts, in addition to the large num ber of willows in Riverside Park, which were treated by their re juvenating process. A maple tree belonging to Mrs. Maria P. Kesler, 1140 Main street, is one of the worst specimens Mr. Winskill tackled In Honesdale. It took three bags of cement and eight bushels of sand to restore the tree i to normal conditions of growth. The Telephone company put a ' wire around the tree, and choked it i to death. "They are the best! friends we got In this country for making work," said Mr. Winskill, laughingly. Since coming to Honesdale, Mr. Winskill has used eighty bags of cement and one hundred bushels of sand. He leaves the last of the week for Seelyville where he has several large contracts. Mr. Winskill is a graduate of Liverpool University, where he specialized In garden science and arboriculture, coming to America about seven years ago. HAWLEY. Special to The Citizen. HAWLEY, Pa., July 20. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Taylor and son, John, and daughter, Louisa, came to Hawley on Friday in their own private car. Their home is in Montana and they are here visiting Mrs. Taylor s par ents, Mr. and Mrs. .Mortimer Simons on the East side. Mr. Taylor Is pretty well up in his line of business which is that of railroading. Twelve autos motored out of town at 7 o'clock Tuesday night north ward to join In the parade at Hones dale. 'Most of them were handsome ly decorated and the owners of them were In hopes of winning one of the prizes offered. Mrs. Harry Pethlck Is visiting rel atives at Bethany. Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Plum on Sunday entertained their son, Max, of Asbury Park. Charles Riddle spent some time last week with Henry Hardier on 'Bone Ridge. Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Tuttle are still In New York caring for their son who was seriously Injured In the airship accident at Hemsted, L. I. Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Schlager are enjoying the breezes of Fair View Lake. , Fred Rowe has moved his family into his new house on the hill. The friends of Rev. W. B. Slgnor are still anxiously waiting for more definite news and to learn what the outcome of the unsolved mistery will bring forth. Mr. Slgnor was pastor of the Lakevllle charge for four years and formed many acquaint ances here. Ed. Goldback returned on Tuesday from New York city where he at tended the 'National shoe fair which Is being held there. 'Squire Charles Elliot fell on Mon day night near his home and broke his arm. As he lived alone and be ing unable to arise he was compelled to lie on the ground in a suffering condition for some time. George Teeter happened along and hearing him calling for heln went to his as sistance, got him in the house and caneu a physician. He was com pletely prostrated and no doubt will be laid up a long time owing to his advanced age. The Wegge girls at the Eddy are entertaining their cousin, a young girl from New York city. T. F. Wall is now the owner of the best automobile In town, i twenty horse power Stanley Steam er. Irving Brown, Honesdale, was in town with friends Sunday after noon. 'Pa., are engaged cutting timber on the tract of land Recently sold by William B. Yerkes to tho United States Lumber company of Berwick Mrs. M. H. Conner Is in very poor health. Her many friends hopo she my soon be better. J. J. and Klncslov McCullough are spending the week In New York city. Miss Lizzie- Alfast, BInghamton, was a recent guest of her sister! Mrs. G. B. Lassley. Mra. D. H. Beach expects to enter tain the Ladles' Aid society or the Dmascus Baptist church next Tuea day. 16 DVORCES OF One Granted to Every Twelve Marriage Licenses MOSTLY FOR DESERTION AND COST FROM SOO TO $70 TO GET. For every round dozen of mar riage licenses issued in Wayne coun ty lasj. year, one divorce was grant ed. 'o less than sixteen divorces as over against one hundred and ninety-nine marriage licenses, Is the startling record disclosed by a per usal of the official court records. WJien It is taken into considera tion ihat Wayne county has a popu lation of less than 30,000, embrac ing (n the neighborhood of 6,000 families, the figures are still more astounding, and show that conjugal felicity In the shire li? decidedly on the .wane. "1,910 was the biggest year we ever had. We had an unusually largn number of marriage licenses that" year," said Clerk of the Or phans' Court M. J. Hanlan to a Citi zen man. The reporter was quite anxious to learn how many divorces had been granted last year, and Mr. Hanlan obligingly went over the records, and gave him the desired informa tion. Most of the divorces, it was learn ed, are granted for desertion. Once in a while a decree Is handed down on the grounds of unfaithfulness. There Is only one case on record where the evidence in a divorce, case in Wayne county was sealed, and that was done In the time of Judge Geo. S. Purdy, who sealed the evidence himself. A divorce In Wayne county costs from $00 to $70. It all depends on whether there is a contest or not. If there is no contest, and the law yer gets only a reasonable fee, sep aration papers can be secured at a figure approximating the amounts mentioned. Lawyers sometimes fail to get their fee, and an attorney told the reporter "he once got twenty- five cents for a divorce!" which certainly was pretty cheap to say the least! The $60 cost of divorce is divided up 'somewhat as follows: First of all there is the master's fee, which Is $20. Then the lawyer usually gets $20 or $25. Besides, there are the costs to be considered. A subpoena costs $1.50-. Tho sheriff's fee for service will depend on where and how far he has to go. Sometimes personal service can not be gotten. Then an alias writ must be issued, and an order for publication granted and the costs will run up like everything. If you can't get personal service, then it's qulto expensive. Divorces have been legalized on religious and moral grounds since the days of Moses. Their necessity will continue as long as the world en dures. What matter's It if they cost $1000 if a happy release can be secured by so simple a means. HOUSE-FLY & CO. General Dealers in Typhoid Fever, Diphtheria and Oth er Infectious Diseases. Sickness and Death from Our Infec tions Warranted to Be Higher Than that of Any Other Firm in the Same Line of Business. Carelesstown, E. W., June 7, 1911. Dear Sir or Madam: This Is to Inform you that we will be at your screen door earlier than usual this summer, with a choice line of summer Infections, Including Typhoid Fever, Diphtheria, etc, Special inducements for babies are offered In a new line of bacteria, In suring long illness and slow death, Wo desiro to call particular atten tion to an insidious variety of Bo vine Tubercle Bacillus, which we are carrying to your milk supply. This Tubercle Bacillus is warranted to produce large tuberculous glands In your children nnd slow tuberculosis of the bowels, which we guarantee to be fatal in 20 per cent, of the cases Infected. Our firm finds it unnecessary to call the attention of our patrons to Results. We GET them. Look at your cemeteries filled with the pat rons of the line of products we carry, Visit your hospitals: the beds are oc cupied by those we Infected, Not a city in the country has less many more than 10 per cent, of Its peo pie sick. No other firm can point to so many cases of typhoid or so much Illness among babies as we can, as a result of our methods. Can't you see the advantage we have over hog cholera or pip? Walk through your orphan asylums: who made the fatherless and motherless children? WE DID. Every July. August and Septem ber wo Increase tho sickness and death of the babies several hundred per cent.; we cause babies to die by the thousands. Wo laugh at our enemies who dole out Insect powder, which only gives us a good drunk and fly noison. which doesn't matori ally Interfere with our business. No one can hurt us until the vault, ma nuro heap, open garbage pall and dirty yard are wiped out. Of course, that won't be done right away. Yours for dirt, disease and death, HOUSE-FLY & CO, To Madam Careless Housewife, (Mr. Indifferent Citizen. Life. RECORD 190 E IS THE 2 Orson Pastor Still Among The Missing PLAUSIBLE THEORIES TO AC COUNT FOR HIS DISAPPEAR ANCE UY PROMINENT M. E. CHURCHMAN. "I believe in putting the most charitable construction on all a man's actions," said a prominent churchman of the Methodist Episco pal denomination in discussing with a Citizen man, the strange disappear ance of the Rev. Watson B. Slgnor, pastor of the Orson M. E. church, who accompanied his family to Scranton, Monday, July 3, and van ished out of sight as mysteriously as if the earth had opened up and swallowed him. "Rev. Slgnor was a man of robust strength. I think he was brought up on a farm. When he was sta tioned at Bethany he worked every summer In the hayfleld for Mr. Webb. 'People in looking for Rev. Slg nor make a mistake in looking for a preacher. If he took off his long coat, collar and white tie, and put handkerchief around his neck, he'd look just like any one else. As far as I know he hasn't any trade, but is strong and could eas ily make his living. "Some years ago a man in Hones dale wandered away. iJls body was not found until a long time after ward, although It lay on one of the hills near Honesdale, and hundreds of workmen passed It dally going and coming from their work. "Another thing in his favor is that no real search has been made for him. If a reward of $1,000 In stead of one of $25 were offered, I think he would be found speedily. In this mornings paper Is an account of a missing child In Perry county, who wandered away from home and was found starved to death in the mountains. I verily be lieve that Rev. Slgnor when under the influence of the heat, wandered away, and perhaps even lost his identity. "Yes, Rev, Slgnor got a salary large enough to keep the 'wolf away from the door provided it wasn't too large a wolf. "I am very sorry that such a thing has happened Such things hurt all religious work, as unfortun ately wrong constructions are In variably placed upon the peccadil loes of men of the cloth. After all a minister is only human." ARE YOU AMONG THEM ? 3,381 CITIZENS OF WAYNE COUN TY ARE IN NEW MILITARY ENROLLMENT. 3381 citizens of Wayne county are Included In the military enroll ment for the year 1911, and are subject to military duty, In accord ance with a report recently furnish ed Brigadier General Thos. J. Stew art. By townships and townships they are divided as follows: Berlin 93; Bethany 21: Bucking ham 73; Canaan 37; Cherry Ridge b4; unnton 102; Damascus 292; Dreher 94; Dyberry 97; Hawley borough 255; Honesdale borough 325; Lake 125; Lebanon 16; Lehigh 62; Manchester 115; Mt. Pleasant 181 j Oregon 40; Palmyra 90; Pau pack 31; Preston 170; Prompton borough 21; Salem 98; Scott 78; South Canaan 108; Starrucca bor rough 48; Sterling 57; Texas 572; waymart 52; total 3381. T. R. CLARK SELLS. T. B. Clark has sold the water rights and factory property border ing the Wallenpaupack river, Haw ley, to the Wallenpaupack Power company. Consideration private. The property includes two three story structures, one Is a stone fac tory, which has been occupied by tho Maple City Cut Glass company while the second building Is the old Pierson mill, which has been used as an auxiliary to the cutting shop. Tho Maple City shop, which has been operated in Hawley the past few years, will be merged into the T. B. Clark & Co., Inc., shop at Honesdale. NEARLY DROWNS. 'Eben, three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jenkins, Dyberry Place, narrowly escaped drowning Tuesday, having gone down twice and was going down the third time, when he was rescued by Edward BIdwell. The little fellow was watch Ing some boys playing in the stream near his home, when he lost his balance and fell Into the river. Husband's Peculiar Death. Willis 'Lee, Lanesboro, was poison ed on 'Monday last under peculiar circumstances. His stomach was sent to Philadelphia for analysis and tho coroner's inquest wlli be made upon the receipt of the report of the contents 01 the stomach, it is claim ed there were domestic troubles In the family and Mrs. Lee asked a neighbor to purchase some arsenic. which he did. After the autopsy the coroner asked Mrs. Lee to surrender the rest of the deadly poison and she stated that she had not had any in the house for two years. WHER SIGOR TENER VISITS STATEJOSPITAL Inspected Newly Erected Institution at Farview EXPRESSES HIMSELF AS PLEAS ED WITH WORK AND LEAVES FOR CHARLEROI. Governor John K. Tener, together with a party of friends, passed through Honesdale about noon Wednesday enroute to Blooming Grove Park from Farview, where the buildings of the Criminal Insane hospital are In course of erection, and which were inspected by the party. Among the distinguished men in the party at Farview with the Gov ernor were: Walter F. Gaither, sec retary to the governor; Hon. Henry F. Walton, of Philadelphia, presi dent of the hospital commission; H. G. Ashmead, secretary of the com mission; Hon. R. B. Little, of Mont rose, and County Controller E. A. Jones, members of the commission; Col. J. R. Wiggins, a member of the governor's staff; J. Henry Williams, of Philadelphia; William C. Fownes, Pittsburg; E. H. Fitch, New York; GOVERNOR TENER Who Inspected State Hospital on Wednesday. H. H. Chapman, of Yale Forestry school; Architect J. C. M. Shirk, of Philadelphia; Charles A. Morrow, of Morrow Bros., Baltimore, who have the contract for the completion of the hospital buildings, and Charles H. Dorflinger, White Mills. Governor Tener was highly elated wj '1 the surroundings and was more th'aa pleased with the buildings completed and with tho manner in which the work is progressing on the other structures in course of construction. He was very much impressed with the location and the vast and beautiful view that is commanded from the point of loca tion. The view from where the dif ferent buildings are located Is one that cannot be surpassed In the state. Beautiful long stretches of farm land, timber land and lakes rest the eye and It Is a place one longs to linger. The Governor was enraptur ed with the beautiful scenery and pure mountain air and many times gave vent to his feelings. After an inspection of tho grounds and build ings the Governor and distinguished party motored to the site of the upper observatory on Farview sum mit. The Governor is very quiet and unassuming In his manners, but the way he expressed himself with the surroundings and magnificent view obtained from the knob made it certain that he was overjoyed with his trip. This together with the pure mountain air on the Mooslc and the enchanting ride from Farview to Blooming Grove club house sharpened their appetite for dinner, which was enjoyed at Blooming Grove at 2:30 p. m. The party left the latter place at 3 o'clock and drove to Allentown and from thence to Charlerol, the Governor's home, RATTLERS AT WHITE MILLS. Tho people living In the neigh borhood of Swamp Brook, near White Mills, are uneasy over the number of rattlesnakes that are In that vicinity this season. They have been seen sunning themselves In the roadway, creeping through the bushes and on Wednesday, Jacob 'Smith, a good temperate resident of the place, claimed that as he was walking along the highway a largo rattler, measuring seven foet long, jumped from the side embankment onto the road and as It did so It nearly took off his hat. Not being equipped with a firearm and as there were no stones or clubs in sight, 'Mr. Smith quickened his pace and gave tbe snake right of way. WAKE tJP! The Sullivan County Democrat of July 18 contained an article concern ing the late Dr. Otis Avery, Hones dale, claiming that ho is practicing at his profession at the age of 96 years, and Is the oldest dentist In the United States. Why, bless your heart, Brother Collins, Dr. Otis Avery has been dead since Feb. 22, 1904.