The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, January 08, 1909, Image 3

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3U SALE A good two-seated Sleigh,
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ytl BALE liny houra.on Knst Extension
el. j-aree tot wnti sixty ivct iront. m
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lit HALE Lot anil hnllilltiff located nt
fMnln street. Kmiutre or write V,. K.
bs, Honesdale, Fa. Jitr
JLIDAY FUnNITUIlE at llHOWN'H.
Parlor Hiiltn nt Itrnwn'i.
lied room Hulls at ilrown's.
fancy unairsniiirown s.
Jinini cano ana wooa unairs ai urowns.
kHlM T r til Yi -
I. Half Dlna Vnll TJ H. . fVilla Uot II iinb-
Iibs. Side Combs, Heart Pins, Curt 'Links
cnaiess variety, hommfr, lite jewcier.
Idvertlse in THE CITIZEN.
LOCAL MENTION.
kAt the Deltn ITnsllon fraternitv and
Alumni organization of Northeastern
fnsylvanla reunion, at Hotel Jermyn,
rhuraday evening of last week, Rev.
William II. Swift, of the Amherst
hege class of '70, nnd Homer Greene,
Ihe Union College class of 70, rep-
Inted llonesdale. Mr. Greene was
of the sneakers, his subject being
hat I Owe to Delta Unsiton."
KThe rain and thawing weather of
I early part of the week resulted in
sized freshets in the West Branch
Dyberry, and both streams as well
Ihe Lackawaxen, in the vicinity of
nesdale, are free from ice. Quite a
ge formed in Park Lake on Monday
I Tnesday, but prompt work and a
ral use of dynamite broke it up, and
Itcd the mass down the river, much
I the relief of residents on 12th and
k streets, and some of the niami-
Itirera on InduBtry,Point.
The Jefferson division of the Erie
llroad is at the present time practi-
at a standstill. The shops at Sus-
llianna have been shut down since
ninth of December, and the pros-
are not very encouraging for an
nediate revival. Several of the road
have been idle during what is
posed to be a temporary business
Iression and a short time ago a large
iber of office clerks were laid off. It
not seem probable that the com-
y will resume shipping coal over the
Berson division as was expected, as it
aid the present route means a big
tng to the company.
The official report of the Thirteenth
Iment shows that G58 officers and
. qualified with the rifle in the past
pon. in this number mere are ou ex-
9 sharpshooters ; 281 marksmen ;
first class marksmen ; 130 second
marksmen, and 30 third class
tkBmen. Of the experts the Hones-
! Co. E, furnished one. The figure
nerit for the Thirteenth regiment for
year is 87.02. Although the average
uwer than in past years, the officers
proud of the record, as the rules
h carried out to the letter. No loose
luestionable methods' were tolerated,
, every shot was counted if it hit the
zet or not. Company E's figure of
it was 82.00, which, though some'
at below the average, was by no
Bans the lowest. All indications are
It the entire National Guard of this
well as of other states will go to
isliineton for the inauguration of
fcsident-elect Taft.
-T. II. Groves, the amusement pro-
Iter, of Scran ton, was in llonesdale
fdnesday and Thursday making ar-
kgements to remodel the old Nicke
at 815 Main street, which he re-
Mly purchased from the Freeman
Inagement. Mr. Groves intends to
Ike this theatre a thoroughly up-to-
le, comfortable playhouse, and con
bt it with the circuit of highly sue
aful places of amusement already
crated by him in this section. The
iitorium will be handsomely decorat'
the floor built on the proper incline
allow a good view of the stage from
;ry seat, and new, comfortable opera
airs installed; the house length
bd and a new stage built ; a latest
bdel picture machine installed, and the
patre made in every way a credit to
pnesdale. Good vaudeville acts are to
presented, with complete changes
ch week, while the moving pictures
Id illustrated songs will be the latest
ocurable, andchanged daily. In pur-
lance of hiB policy in other cities, Mr
roves will offer an hour's show for B
ntB. The new theatre will bo known
"Wonderland."
3apt. James Hain Post G. A. K.
of late being sadly reduced in num
Irs by the grim Reaper, and this must
(necessity be the experience of all its
How organizations throughout the
luntry. As its members must be vet1
ans of the Civil War which ended forty'
it years ago. the summons of the last
rvivor cannot be many years distant
Ife insurance experts have recently
len making estimates on the duration
the G. A. R., and according to their
Lures there will be 347 veterans nlive
1830, and two years later the number
111 be reduced to 23, 'The last survivor
111 die in 1060. Past Commander G
Baasett, of Chicago, has Investigated
Ie llgures of the oxperts and thinks
eir report as nearly correct as it la
kuible to make. In less than a score
years there will not be enough vet
uia left to keep up the work of the or'
The churches and schools at Kcllam,
Manchester township, are all closed on
account of whooping cough and scarlet
fever.
Charles II. Iluck has purchased ot
Herman Neubauer, of Texas No. 4, ihe
latter's house and lot on Green street.
Consideration, $700.
Letters uncalled for at the Hones
dale post office :
Ignaz Hcrrn Fehrulqer, Gentile Gui-
seppe, Miss Ai. Aioies, Airs, ntnna
iiacKson, Airs. Maine reari.
Whenever the country newspapers
find foreigners invading the field of the
home merchantfl with goods and mer
chandise and selling them to the people,
they are asked to arise and whack the
intruders, and to advise every one to buy
their goods of tho homo merchants. And
when foreign printing houses send their
representatives among the merchants and
business men, many of these same mer
chants give them their orders and get
inferior work for their money. Only a
day or so since one of our local dealers
having occasion to write The Citizen
did so on a lithographed letterhead
marred by an error In spelling so glaring
that the job would have been promptly
ejected if turned out of a llonesdale
office. Get your job-work at home,
where people's names are household
words, and mistakes, when they occur,
can be corrected before it is too late.
PERSONAL.
-J. Ben. Robinson is on a business
trip to New York.
Miss Evn E. Iluck, who has been ill
with scarlet fever, is able to be out again.
Scarlet fever prevails in llonesdale
to some extent. Among those suffering
from the disease are Llewellyn Quick, of
East Eleventh street, and Lizzie Wenzel,
of Willow Avenue.
-Irving White, of Kock Island, HI.,
is, spending a few days in Honesdale
having been called here while on a trip
to New York city, by the tidings of his I
brother Frank's death, a notice of which
appears elsewhere in this issue.
Miss Lydia Stephens, who was quite
seriously hurt at the Main street State
bridge, by a fall on the ice on Friday
evening last, has been taken to Scran
ton for treatment.
Sheriff M. L. Braman, having re
turned from his honeymoon trip, has
settled down to the duties of the of
fice to which he was elected in Novem
ber. He and his bride will occupy the
Sheriff's residence on 10th street, and
the jail and inmates will be under his
personal care.
ANNOUNCEMENTS.
Rev. Dr. W. II. Swift will speak next
Sunday on "Beds that are Tqo .Short,
and Coverings that are Too Narrow for
Us."
Rev. A. L. Whlttaker will hold ser
vice in White Mills, onfiunday, at 3 P. M.
The German services at St. John's,
Lutheran church will be omitted next
Sunday as the pastor will preach at Haw
ley. Vespers will be held as .usual.
Rev. W. F. Hopp will again meet his
confirmation class after the Christmas
recess, on next Saturday, at 3 p. m.
Plant Trees.
There is a great movement under way
throughout the United States to-day. It
is the marshaling of public sentiment
for the preservation of the forests. A
hundred years ago, when these Beech
Woods were an unbroken wilderness, it
was beyond comprehension that such a
superabundance of timber could ever be
used up. We used to think that the
great American forests were inexhaust
ible. And they were for the generation
in which our grandfathers lived. People
of that day had all the wood they want
ed to burn, Hut since their time we
have been doing so many things with
wood, besides using it for fuel, that
whole tracts have fallen before the wood
man's ax where one tree fell before.
There are dozens of commercial pur
poses for which wood is used, which
have recently developed. And hun
dredB of acres of trees are required for
the world's daily supply of printing pa
per.
Wo are now using as much wood in a
single year as grows in three, and there
ia only twenty yeara' aupply of virgin
growth in eight.
It is this situation that calls for the
application of the science of forestry
The national government through the
Department of Agriculture at Washing
ton, as well as eleven States, each cm-
ploying a trained forester, is actively
engaged in it. The United States govern
ment has, for the last ten yeara, been
busy acquiring forest landa, until now it
holds 165,000,000 acres, which it is care
fully guarding and cultivating. Nurse
ries have been established for the pro
pagation of stock for free distribution,
and the newest feature is the creation of
a patrol of one hundred men to guard
against Area along the Adirondack rail
roads.
These are some of the government
measures to meet a national crisis. But
there is more for public-spirited citlzena
to do, Everybody who has waste land
ought to bo planting it to trees. It is
such a simple thing tcgather seed from
the trees on your own place and drop
them into the ground I But you who do
this will also serve your country as truly
aa those who answer it bugle-call to
battle.
OBITUARY.
8ister Mary Oryil, who was formerly
Miss McAndrew, of Dunmore, died on
Tuesday last, Jan. 5, 1009, at the Ursu
lino convent in Youngatown, Ohio. Sur
viving her are her father, a reelJent of
Hawleyj three hrotheri, Rev. R. A.
McAndrew, of Wilkes-Barre j Captain
James McAndrew and Major John Mc
Andrew, of the United States army, and
one sister, Miss Mary McAndrew, of
Dunmore.
Frank E. White, a native, and, until
quite recently, a resident of this place,
died at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, while
eating his supper on Sunday evening,
January 2, 1909. He wbb a son of
Gilbert and the late EllenBrownWhlte,
of Eapt tnd Fifteenth streets, and was
born here in 1801. His father was, un
til his retirement from active business,
the head of the White ax and edgetool
industry located at East Honesdale, and
the son was for some years employed in
the factory as temperer. He married a
number of years ago but had for some
time been separated from his wife. A
daughter, Miss Jessie, living here, his
father and brother Irving, the last
named living in Rock Island, Illinois,
survive him. His sudden death was at
tributed to heart disease. The remains
were brought to Honesdale for inter
ment in the family plot in Glen Dyberry
cemetery, the funeral services taking
place yesterday afternoon.
Charles F. Meyer, for many years pro
prietor of the Texas House, on Willow
Avenue, originally established by his
father-in-law, the late Leonard Scergel,
died at his home on Wednesday morn
ing, January 6th, 1909. Mr. Meyer came
to Honesdale from Rochester, N. Y.,
after his discharge from military service
in the civil war, and in company with
Older Oliver, entered the employ of W.
H. Ham, who was at that time largely
engaged in the boat building business
for the D. & H. Canal Co. Mr. Meyer
was a phenomenally expert caulker, and
under his contracts with Mr. Ham,
easily earned $50 a week. Being of good
habits and with such exceptional earn
ing capacity, he naturally prospered,
and in time accumulated the comfort
able fortune which he leaves to his sur
viving family. Mr. Meyer ia survived
by his wife, Mrs. Mary Meyer, two
daughters, Mra. C. D. Storms, and Mrs.
H. B.Quinney; and two sons, George L.
Meyer, and John Meyer. Mr. Meyer en
listed Oct. 15, 1861, in the 20th N. Y.
Vols., as a mu.'ician, and served in the
civil war until honorably discharged
He joined Capt. James Ham Post, May
30, 1882, and was a faithful member of
that organization up to the day of his
death. He was also a member of Hones
dale Lodge, No. 218, F. & A. M. The
funeral will be held this, Friday, after
noon, at two o'clock, with Episcopal
burial service by Rev. A. L. Whittaker,
to be followed by the G. A. R. burial
service.
James M. Spencer died at his home in
Preston township, of heart trouble, on
Wednesday, January 6th, 1909. Mr.
Spencer, a worthy representative of one
of the sturdy pioneer families of the
county, was born in Mount Pleasant
township, January 7th, 1832. Ho was
educated at the University of Northern
Pennsylvania, Bethany, and Wyoming
Seminary, and after his graduation en
gaged in teaching, following that occu
pation for several terms. He was a car
penter by trade, and in connection with
his uncle, Wm. H. Spencer, built and
managed a saw mill in Preston township,
of winch, through purchase, he later be'
came sole owner. He ia survived by his
wife, Mra. Martha A. (Monroe) Spencer,
and tho following named children : Nel-
aon J., (editor of the Wayne County
Herald,) and George E., of Honesdale:
Mra. Almira Spencer Bortree ; Ralph
W., and Hebert W., at home : Mra. M.
G. Noble, of Calkina j Mrs. Wm. H.
Doyle, of Poyntelle, and Mrs. Judson E,
Gelatt and Mrs. J.H. Doyle, of Denver,
Colorado. Mr. Spencer ia also survived
by three sisters and two brothers : Mrs
Theodore LaBarr, of Starrucca ; Mrs. J
S. Watson, of Equinunk, and Mrs. Kate
Clemo, of Bethany, and Clark E., and
Charles H. Spencer, of Mount Pleas
ant. The funeral services will be held
on Sunday morning next, at 11:30, with
interment in the Mount Pleasant ceme
tery.
Tho truo story of the economic strag
gles of that man Harvey, who saved
$18,000 out of an enlisted soldier's
pay, should strike the crowd as an
other "Poor Richard's Almanac," yet
It Is doubtful If a volume containing
his reminiscences would have a frac
tion of the popularity gained by books
lelllne how a Carnegie or a Rocke
feller "trot It."
The Pes Cottag.
The Westchester County Magarine
Is urging the purchase by the city of
the Edgar Allan Poe cottage at Ford-
ham as a repository for Poe relics.
"That little house," says the magazine,
"was Poe's home from June, 1840, un
til his death In Baltimore on Oct. 7.
1840. In the little cottage of Fordham
his wife Virginia died. There he wrote
such of his poems as 'Annabel Lee,'
'Eldorado,' 'For Annie,' 'Ulalume, 'An
Enigma,' To My Mother and the first
draft of The Bells.' This bouse Is
easily the most famous literary land
mark of Greater New York."
I
A PERILOUS JOB.
Steeple Jacks at Work at the Presby
terian Church Spire A Hovel and
Dangerous Climb,
For n loig time past a noticeable,
disagreement has existed between the
weather vanea of the MethodWt and Pres
byterian churches, located respectively
on corners of Church and 10th and
Church and 11th streets. Sometimes their
differences have reached a most bswil
dcring point, one insisting that the
course of tho wind was due south, while
the other would he equally positive that
it was In the west or some other point
of tho compass. The Presbyterian
weathercock flnallybccomlng recognized
as the most obstinate in these conten
tions the trustees of the church have
taken a hand In tho matter, and on
Monday last sent a Steeple Jack up the
tall spire to investigate, and if possible
bring the neighboring wind Indicators
into harmonious relations.
A. J. Huyck and Son, daring steeple
climbers, from Deposit, N. Y., have
been entrusted with the perilous under
taking, and they appear to be making
satisfactory progress. The tip-top of the
spire waa reached by an ingenious plan.
Climbing the inside of the tall structure
to the uppermost window, about thirty
feet from the top, a long light pole to the
tip of which a hook and slender cord
were attached, waa so skillfully manipu
lated through the opening by the experts
that a loop of the twine was passed
around the pedestal supporting the vane,
and the free end drawn back again to
the window. By means of this alender
airing a larger cord waa drawn up, and
by this, a live-eighth inch rope, rove
through pulley blocks, all eventually be
ing ao securely fastened and arranged,
that the father, standing inside the win
dow, was enabled to hoist the son, seat
ed in a sling, to the top of the spire.
The younger Mr. Huyck, is anything but
a slender man, as he tips the scales be
yond the 200 pound notch, but his pro
portions dwindle greatly whenhc reaches
his lofty perch. Besides repairing the
weather-vane, which was found to have
Buffered much from rust and buffeting
by the elements generally, Messrs. Huyck
and son, will put ice and snow guarda
on the church and chapel roofs, and do
such gilding, painting and metaling as
may be found necessary. Tho contract
price for the steeple job is said to be in
the neighborhood of $150, which must
be regarded as very reasonable when the
risks involved are taken into consider
tion.
Some years ago the Methodist church
gave a similar job to a local employing
painter. He made a bargain with John
Reside, one of his men, to do the work,
the compensation to be $100. Reside,
who is still living, tackled the contract
in his own way. He went from the
roof of the main building to the top of
theapire by means of light ladders which
he himself lashed with ropes to the out
side of the steeple, lapping them one af
ter another, and securing them in place
while standing on the slender rungs,
until he was thus enabled to climb to
the topmost point of the pinnacle
When his work at the vane was finished
he painted the corners of the spire as he
descended, taking down the ladders one
after the other, after they had served
their purpose. The whole operation
seemed a good deal like lifting one's
self over a fence by his boot Btraps, but
it was most satisfactorily accomplished,
and added much to Reside's reputation
for cool-headed courage. The worst
feature of the transaction was the fact
that while the boss collected the pay for
the periloua work, the man who actual
ly did it never received a dollar.
The Methodist church spire ia said to
be 185 feet in height, and the Presby
terian steeple a few feet leas.
Statloni by Numbers.
A new and ingenious scheme for
calling out stations has been present
ed to General Manager W. W. Atter
bury of the Pennsylvania railroad and
has been referred by him to a com'
mltteo of operating officers. If adopt
ed an Indicator would bo placed In the
upper right hand corner of each end
of a car. When the train left one sta-
tlon the brakeman would pull a lever,
which would show tho number of the
next, all stations going by numbers
Instead of names. Tho cost would be
almost $100,000 for the Pennsylvania
system, with nn additional cost of
$250,000 for changing station signs
It would, however, make traveling for
tho public more convenient. Phila
delphia Record.
An English View of New York.
Writing to the London Mall on "New
York An Impression," Sir Harry John
ston says: "New York, with some
4,000,000 inhabitants, struck me as
being not only more beautiful, health'
ler, better fed and happier than Lon
don, but as being far better endowed
with educational facilities of every
kind. Apart from those offered by
Columbia university, there are such
splendid free Institutions as the Amer
ican Natural History museum, tho
Museum of Art, the Bronx zoological
and botanical gardens and, last, but
not least, the finest aquarium In tho
whole world, that of the Battery, the
old building once tho landing place of
Immigrants and then a concert hall,
Pioquet.
Tho first game of cards was plcquet,
Invented by Joquemln to amuse
Charles VI. of France.
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"Playing the Ponies.
Direct from their Circle Theotrc, New
York engagement, B. E. Forrester pre
sents the famous coinedinns, "Vorko
and Adams, whose infectious humor
has made millions laugh In the musical
comedy, "Playing tho Ponies,", which
can bo faithfully termed the very quint
essence of fun. Unlike most musical
comedies it lias a tangible plot, and this
plot is in the main responsible for the
many ludicrous mishaps and complica
tions which round out a solid two hours
and a half of genuine merriment. Be
sides the stars are the following well-
LADIES'
Dress Goods
Jacket suits
Fur Sets
Opera Cloaks
Winter Coats
Separate Skirts
Stylish Waists
Reliable Goods
Reasonable Prices.
flenner & Co.
JUNIOR and
MISSES'
Nobby Suits
Jumper Dresses
One Piece Dresses
Winter Cloaks
Muffs and Boas
Fur Caps and Hats
We Match
$10, $15, and $20 OVERCOAT
Our
Against "all comers" of their class,
without
T
he Modelil Make are Distinctives
he SERVICE
BREGSTEIN BROS.,
Honesdale, Pa.
known people: Madge Lawrence, Ed
ward Morris, Jimmy Connors, who suc
ceeded George Cohan, in "Running for
Office," Wallack Berry, who followed
Raymond Hitchcock in "The Yankeo
Council," nnd Maud Campbell, late with
tho George Sidney Company, the Man
hattan Four, the famous pony ballet and
tho singing and dancing chorus of thirty.
Frank Smithson, general stage manager
for tho Shuberts, who produced the
numbers of this organization, has exe
cuted fifteen of the latest novelties,
Morse and Madden wrote in their hap
piest vein when they composed twenty
song hits. At the Lyric, Monday even
ing, Jan. 11th.
GENTS'
Umbrellas
Winter Underwear
Gloves and Mittens
Ties and Collars
Initial Handkerch's
Bath Robes, etc.
GIRLS' and
INFANTS'
White Dresses
White Skirts
Hoods and Capes
Gloves and Hosiery
Muslin Gowns
Muslin Underwear
Ribbons, Mufflers,
&c, &c.
I
exception.
Beyond Question.
Inflation