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THE CITIZEN STAFF
March 8th. Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Sweet, of Greenlield, spent Saturday
and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Spry left Monday
morning for Wilkes-Barre, where they
will reside until the middle of June,
when they will return to their summer
home at Steene.
Mrs. Warren Buckland met with quite
a severe accident last Thursday morning.
In stepping from her back kitchen door
way to the porch she slipped and fell
backward, striking heavily on her right
hip and side. No bones were broken,
but she is suffering considerably from
the bruises sho received.
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Keglcr drove
out in Clinton township last Wednesday
morning, for a visit with friends, in
tending to return the next day; but the
next day it snowed and blew, and in a
short time their passage toward home
was blocked with huge snow drifts. But
Friday morning, with several teams, men
and Bhovels in the lead, they managed
to reach thfcir home in safety, at a late
Don't forget the box social and guess
ing contest at the chapel, on Wednes
day evening, March 10th.
At present the Lake Lodore Company
is short of men. For the paltry sum of
sixteen cents an hour men who have
homes and families do not care to run
the risk of their lives.
Rev. M. D. Fuller, the District Super
intendent, preached a vary interesting
sermon at the M. K. Chapel, on Sunday
afternoon, taking for his text the 84th
Chapter of Psalms, and the 11th verse,
"For the Lord God is a sun and shield ;
the Lord will give grace and glory. No
good thing will he withhold from them
that walk uprightly."
"It is an old saying that "Wise lads
and old fools are not our best citizens."
Another is, "Always look before you
jump," but some folks do the jumping
first, and then look back to see why
they did it. Another saying is that ' ' Some
men and women are a bundle of habits;
therefore it is important that habits when
first formed be of the right sort."
Cows are starting in this spring with a
pretty good.price on their fat; new but
ter is selling at 30 cents per pound; eggs
have dropped to 25 cents- per dozen,
while apples and potatoes are- selling at
$1.00 per bushel, and hard to get at that.
Veal calves are bringing 6 cents per
pound live weight ; dressed chicken, 18
and 20 cents per pound; maple syrup
will bring more than a year ago, by at
least one-third, as the flow of sap will be
at least one-half less than last year.
Captain Charles E. Baker, of Way
mart, dressed two chickens, last week, of
the Black Minorca breed, that tipped
the scales at six pounds and four ounces
each, bringing him, at 18 cents per
pound, about $2.40 for the pair.
March 8th. The recent snow storm
blockaded the roads in this vicinity
Ray Bayly, wife and daughter, Mil
dred, of East Honesdale, were welcome
guests at the home of Earl Ham on Sat
urday and Sunday last.
Miss Minnie Bayly and niece, of East
Honesdale, were the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Roy Bayly on Sunday last.
William Treverton was in this vicinity
on Saturday last collecting money to be
applied on Rev. John Tuthill's salary as
minister. The minister is well liked at
this place and has received his full pay
from his Indian Orchard congregation.
It is the wish of all, both old and young,
to have conference return him to us an
Mr. Spry and Mr. Avery have each
purchased a fine pair of horses ; the for
mer purchased his team of Sheriff Bra-
man, of Honesdale.
Mrs. Bunting spent last week in
Honesdale, caring for her son, Albert,
who has been quite sick.
Floyd Lautenschlager, who has been
quite ill, is much better at present.
O. D. HenBhaw and wife spent Satur
day last with White Mills relatives.
Maud Smith spent last week with re
latives and friends at Honesdale.
There is much talk of extending the
Bell Telephone line to Beach Lake this
March 8th. Lottie Swingle, of South
Canaan, is visiting her friend, Ethel
Mr. and Mrs, Francis Crago,of Hones
dale, were guests of the latter's brother,
Theron Sears, over Sunday.
John B. Dymotid is on a business trip
through Virginia. He also attended the
Inauguration at Washington.
The gentlemen of the M. E. church
gave a banquet to the gentlemen non
membors last Thursday evening. Al
though the weather was bad quite a
number were present and all report a
very enjoyable evening.
Ruth Inch, who has been spending
the winter in the 8outh, has returned to
her home here.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jeffrey, of Jermyn,
visited at the parsonage over Sunday.
-About the Cuunty.
Waymart School Matters.
Examinations at the high school this
week. Thirty-eight different pupils have
been enrolled in the High school depart
ment of our schools this year, thirteen
of whom have been doing the work of
the senior year. The Spring term will
commence Monday, March 15th. On
Friday, March 12th, an opportunity
will be given to any pupil who wishes
to take the entrance examinatibn to the
The executive committee of the Wayne
County Teocle b' Association met in the
County Superintendent's office on Satur
day and made an excellent progratne.
The next meeting will be held at Seely-
ville, Friday evening and Saturday, May
7th and 8th. Wc expect to make this
session eclipse any previous meeting.
The teachers who expect to take the
examination for permanent certificate,
had better get their blanks from the
County Superintendent and have them
tilled out. This is slow work when the
applicant has taught for different boards.
We urge every applicant to make a
thorough review of every study required
for the examination.
SIRES AND SONS.
John T. Lynch has been chief of tho
Holyoke fire department for twenty
Isaac Hash of Dover, Del., has a
pair of boots which he has worn for
thirty-eight years, and they are still
In good condition.
Stanley Field, nephew of Marshall
Field, founder of the Field Museum of
Natural History, Chicago, bas been
elected president of the institution.
William H. Harrington of Claremont,
N. H., at the age of eighty-one is cut
ting a third set of teeth. He has never
had a toothache or the help of a den
tist. In a recent installation of officer of
the E. P. Wallace post. G. A. R Dr.
John A. Douglass of Newburyport,
Mass., was placed In the same office
for the fortieth consecutive time.
Mene Wallace, the Eskimo boy who
was taken to New York a few years
ago by Commander Peary and who
has entered Manhattan college, is said
to be the first Eskimo college student
in any country.
Hon. John Sinclair, who has been
secretary for Scotland since 1005, has
just been raised to the peerage. His
elevntlon Is due to Premier Asqulth's
desire to have a member of the cabi
net intimately connected with Scot
land In the upper house.
Daniel F. Bradley, ninety years old,
the other day left Charles street jail
In Boston, where he had served as
keeper and performed other duties for
more than half a century. For twenty-five
yeara he was deputy sheriff,
and for fifty-four years he had charge
of prisoners at the jail.
The number of British ships laid up
at the end of the year was estimated
at a million tons.
Deaf bicycle riders In England carry
a badge at the rear of their wheels to
safeguard them against motorists.
A Grimsby -woman, aged seventy
five, who when a girl injured her
spine by falling from a swing, has not
left her bed for sixty-five years.
The word "spread" ns a slang word
originated at Cambridge university. It
did not Imply a profuse feast, how
ever, but a poor one, spread over the
table to make a show.
After 172 years of agitation a bill
has been introduced in parliament for
the abolishment of the office of play
censor in England. The office was cre
ated to muzzle Henry Fielding, and It
had the immediate and permanent ef
fect of turning him from the medium
of the play to that of the novel.
The purest of all Arab horses are
the Kochlanl, whoso genealogy has
been preserved for over 2,000 years.
The blue paper upon -which "magi
cians" -write In white with a steel pen
dipped in water is prepared by rub
bing it with finely powdered persul
phate of iron and ferrocyanlde of po
tassium. Chopped Almonds.
Add a few drops of rosewater to
almonds to prevent their oiling when
It bas been established that the re
cession of Niagara falls for the last
200 years has been 4.2 feet a year and
that in 3,500 years it has receded
about four miles. This places the age
of tho falls at approximately 89,000
Peket and Pickle.
Tho word "pickle" la not derived
from the name of William Benkels of
Blerfleet, Holland, the inventor of
pickled herrings, as some believe. The
real origin is the Dutch word "pekel,"
YOU BETTER WATCH OUT.
Fat possum on de 'slmmon troe
Was swlmjtn' by de tall
An' Bwollerln' yallor 'Simmons down
Like Jonah kotch e w'ale.
Den cum Jack Fros' alone de hill
An' shuck dem 'slmmons down.
Da snowdrir den git ofTul deep
An' cubber all de croun'.
Fat possum swing roun' on his tall
He dunno w'at to do.
De snow done cot his 'slmmons.
He's col" an' hungry too.
Jos' den de debll cum along
An' call up In dat tree:
"Yer want a nice warm dlnnahT
Den cum along wld me."
Dls nlgga go to watch some hens
Foh feah dat some git stole.
In cums dat raskul possum
A-aneakln' t'ro' a hole.
I kotch 'lm by do big- ring tall
An' tuk 'lm hum wld me.
He was de bestest possum
Dls nlgga ever see.
Now, fren, dat same ole debll
Hab sot a trap fur you.
F.f you don' keep a-watchln' out.
He's gwan ter kotch you too.
C. M. B.
ALL IN AN EGGSHELL.
What's in an eggshell?
"A convincing reply to atheism," re
plies the theologian.
"Marvelous phenomena," answers the
"Good stuff," says the epicure.
"Money," replies the poultryman.
"Pretty bright eyed babies," clucks
Now, Just hear what the chemist
says. He tells us:
The shell Is calcium carbonate, cal
cium phosphate and magnesium carbo
nate; the white, ovalbulcm, conalbu
lem, ovonucln, ovomucoid, and the
yolk Is vltcllln, pal matin, stearin, oleln,
lecithin, nucleln, lutein, phosphorus,
calcium, magnesium, potassium and
There's a whole drug store and much
more In an eggshell.
Here's n cross section view for you:
CltOSS SECTION OF EQO.
1, shell; 2, membranes; 3, air space; 4,
albumen In layers; 5, chalazae, which
balance yolk; 7, yolk membranes; 8,
yolk; 9, germ; 10, germ disk; 11, yolk
FEATHERS AND EGGSHELLS.
You should observe yonr flock closely
every day. A keen eyed poultryman
can judge a hen's health by the way
she lifts her foot.
A buyer is pleased to open a ship
ment of dressed fowls and find them
uniform In size, shape and quality.
To get such fowls breed thorough
breds. The egg production for 1008 is
claimed to be 1,300,000,000 dozens.
When you have calculated how far
these will reach, then go tell Biddy
she's a regular peach.
The latest on the market is the "light
ning plnfeather picker." It is guaran
teed to pick off a chicken as clean as
a new pin and to save a man breaking
that Now Year's resolution and swear
ing like sin.
Do not take everything for cholera.
One symptom of the dread disease that
Is seldom seen in ordinary bowel trou
bles Is the congestion of blood about
the head that turns the comb, face and
In England the sports conceal their
show birds to the last minute before
the show, and the secretaries allow
no one to see the entries. This is cer
tainly an example for us, and espe
cially for association secretaries, who
allow every Tom, Dick and Harry to
see the books and nrrange to meet com
petitors' entries accordingly.
John will soon be scraping his feet
over the floors. He gets that habit in
the brooder house, where the chicks
crowd about his feet, and should not
be henpecked for It.
To avoid gapes keep your chicks in
a dry place for several weeks, and you
will be surprised how few cases there
will bo. We have not had n case in
We will soon henr the spring poet
getting off his lay. Better raise poul
try and make more pay.
Why will some fellows persist in
raising culls when they know their
birds are not standard? Perhaps this
is why they so learnedly discuss poul
White Wyundottes seem to bo get
Hug the swing on the farms. Of all tho
men who know n good thing when they
see it tho American farmer is first.
Homemade incubators are generally
failures. We hove never heard of any
that were a complete success, and they
generally cost much more in the end
than a first class up to date machine.
It is a mighty poor plan to buy
birds to cross. Such breeding general
ly brings out all the old bad points and
batches new ones. Straight thorough
bred stock breeds the profit paying
Now is the time to knock the lice.
Spring and summer weather is con
ducive to their multiplication. Catch
them before the hot weather insect in
In turning eggs have clean hands. A
woman should not handle the egg
crates alone. They are too heavy, and
the risk of losing a whole hatch Is too
great. Let two handle the heavy crate
and one keep the batching record
Jlmson Weed Bleaches.
"A fortune is In store," snys n St.
Louis housekeeper who lived many
years in the south, "for the chcml.it
who will extract the bleaching nrki I
pie of tho common Jlmson weed n::d
make It available nnd cheap for fami
ly and laundry use. All over the
south every cblored washerwoman
knows that there Is no better way of
bleaching the family linen durl'.!,-:
washing than by putting a few leaves
of the Jlmson weed Into the holler.
The only objection is the unpleasant
odor, and this can be removed by
placing the clothes in cold water nnd
boiling them or by repeated rinsing.
But rinsing Is troublesome. So is tho
boiling, nnd so many persons who
know the value of the leaves avoid
their U3C. There must be in the leaves
some chemical principle which has a
bleaching power, and the extraction
of this nnd the separation of It from
tho unpleasant odor and disagreeable
greenish color on g tit to render it valu
able In household and laundry." St.
The Enlnmatio Cubo.
Of nil tho astonishing advance in
magic nono Is more mystifying than
the cnlgmntic cube. Tho magician
who ptrforms this trick seems to have
accomplished what other magicians
have only dreamed of, and no one but
the man himself has been able to find
out how ho docs It. The cnlgmntic
cube U first a one inch cube, which
the magician produces from the air.
nnd It Is then seen to grow while In
his hands to a two inch, a four inch
and n nine Inch cube. This he setn In
full view upon his table, where It li
seen to grow slowly to a sizo of three
feet sis Inches. The cube is then
lifted, nnd from under It steps n worn
an, who starts to run toward tho front
of the stage. Tho magician snaps his
fingers; sho instantly stops, disappears
in a sheet of flame in full view of the
audience, nnd in her place is seen a
gigantic bouquet of real roses, which
are plucked and distributed to tho au
dience. Popular Mechanics.
Fireman James Dcmpsey of euglna
company No. 32. happening to be at
leisure the other day on State streat
near Washington, was able to give a
neat and almost gaudy exhibition of
the power of imagination when ap
plied to small details. Mr. Dempsey
perceived a runaway horse plunging
toward the crowd of shoppers, unre
strained by the conventional bridle.
At once he applied himself to tho back
of tho frightened animal and, leaning
forward, thrust his fingers into Its
mouth to produce the impression of
its familiar steering apparatus. Un
der this jury rudder, so to speak, the
horse was cleanly turned back to the
middle of the street and then brought
to a halt a block farther on. Mr.
Dempsey seems to us not only a phys
ical hero, but a creative artist of un
usual genius. His kind of Imagina
tion has Rider Haggard's kind beaten
n mile. Chicago Post.
A Danger In tho Home.
"Gunpowder stays where you put It,
but gasoline floats away. Though u
woman wouldn't dream of using gun
powder In her toilet, she uses gaso
line regularly, which Is a hundred
times more dangerous, nere is an
other terror born of the automobile."
The speaker was a chauffeur. He
"The automobile has familiarized us
with gasoline, nnd we have forgotten
Its perils. Wo wash gloves in It; we
tnko out grease spots with It; wo even
use It In shampoos.
"Gunpowder stays where you put It.
hut gasoline uses its wings. There Is
a recorded case where the vapor, trav
eling thirty feet, took fire-at a gas jet
and burned a young girl to death. So
tho next time your wife asks you to
order her seme gasoline tell her you'd
rather she'd try gunpowder." Phila
A quaint touch of oriental Ingenuity
to harass the persistent users of opium
has been invented by the superintend
ent of police nt Canton, says the Lon
don Lancet's correspondent In China.
This official has Issued 20,000 wooden
licenses, ton Inches long by eight Inchon
broad and throe-fifths of an inch
thick. On the front of these boards
are characters giving the smoker's
name and address and the quantity
allowed him per diem, and on tho
hack are the opium regulations. The
licensees are not allowed to cover their
boards when going to buy -opium, but
must wear them conspicuously, so
that nil may see them. Next year
these wooden licenses are to be two
feet long by one and n half broad and
three-fifths of an inch thick.
Mary Nash has Joined De Wolf Hop
Martha Morton's new play, "On the
Eve," will be produced next season.
Byron Douglas has Joined a stock
company in Brooklyn as leading man.
Ethel Barrymore will continue her
leason In "Lady Frederick" until July.
Valerie Bergere has made a bit in
ber new vaudeville sketch, "A Prairie
Led by a Bear.
It was W. P. James who wrote thnt
one would rather have Mrs. Boe well's
letter to Bozzy about Johnson than
Johnson's letters to Mrs. Boswell
about Bozzy, for It was Mrs. Bossy
who made the delightful observation
that she had seen many a bear led by
a man, bnt had never before seen a
man led by a bear.
HUMOR CF '..xL. tiOUR
Th9 Artf jl Youth.
The youns uin:i hesitated.
"What can 1 do f,r you?" the old
"I came here In a somewhat indig
nant mood." tho young tsan remarked.
"What is the trouble?"
The young man frowned.
"I am indignant," he said, "because
nmong nil these names suggested for
cabinet positions I have never seen
youra, sir. It's really a shame."
The old man smiled.
"Ton are a very sensible young
man," he cordially remarked. "I am
glad to know you. Isn't there some
thing I can do to show my apprecia
tion?" '"Why, yes," replied the young man.
"You might give me yonr daughter.
The old man hesitated but a mo
ment. "Very well," ho said: "It shall be
Just as Jane wishes." Cleveland
Not a Competitor.
Ho (at the reception) Don't you
think that young lady standing near
the piano is a beauty?
Sho (coldly) Oh, I don't know! Do
you know her?
Ho Yes. She Is Mrs. Mcrwln. a
bride of a week.
She (sweetly) Ah! Now that I see
her from another point of view she 1?
beautiful. Chicago News.
A Kind Heart.
"Oould you give me," Inquired the
poor woman, "a castoff dress of your
little girl's for my little girl or a pair
of your little boy's shoes for my little
"I have no little girl." replied the
rich woman kindly, "nor any little
boy, but I can give yon an old sheath
skirt and some puffs." Puck.
, "I suppose your mind Is constantly
on your nrt?" said the admiring
"Yes," answered the young actor,
who plays first citizen and leader of
the mob. "I've got to keep my mind
on something, and there's no use
thinking about salary day." Washing
He I never know how to take you.
She Well, you might try the soli
taire method. Kansas City Times.
narlow You are acquainted with
Jlgsmlth, I believe?
Harlow Do you consider him hon
est? Barlow You bet I do! Why, I once
loaned him a ten dollar umbrella and
he returned It the next day. Chicago
Nearly the Whole Thing.
"I see that some feminine agitator
says that woman is only a part of
"Does she? My impression Is that
woman is most of the nouns and pret
ty much nil of the verbs and a large
majority of the adjectives and ex
clamations." Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"What did you tell that man who
said ho wns broke?" asked tho emi
"I told him," answered the serene
secretary, "that at a time when rich
men were subjected to so much crit
icism It 111 became him to come around
boasting." Washington Star.
Take Your Choice.
Douglaslte I don't like to be In
quisitive, Mrs. Ncwcopicr, but what
does your husband do, and bow much
does be earn?
Mrs. Newcomer Ho earns what ho
makes and he makes what he can
minding his own business. Douglas
Any Change an Improvement.
Photographer Is that the most
pleasing expression you can assume?
Photographer Then, for heaven's
sake, glare ferociously at me! Chicago
In Hr Own Terms.
Miss A. What Is a rectangle?
'12 A rectangle, madam, is a large
round space hemmed In by four
straight lines. Wisconsin Sphinx.
In on the Ground Floor.
Dpbbs I understand she was his
bookkeeper before ho married her.
Dobbs Yes. Now she's his cashier.
New York Herald.
"Why does Jinks Bay he baa It In for
"Because he is on the outs with
htm." Baltimore American.
To A. M. Honshaw from Wana
maker & Brown.
We are In receipt pt an unlimited num
ber of congratulations from our sales
agents upon the superb 'assortment of
Spring Clothes. They agreeing with us
In pronouncing , them tho .handsomest
evkb Eottcn together.
Wo send forward this supplemental
line of Grays and Oxfords from the fact
thnt It Is being whispered that high
priced merchant tailors are preparing to
Introduce them as their leading lines ; and
these fortify you. In the statement that
you have everything that can be demand
ed. WANAMAKER 4, BROWN,
TVa h..lh.nuA,. w i
made to thoroughly cleanse and saveitbe
. They arc the kind that clean teetb'.wlthOBt
lcavlnc your mouth full of bristles.:
We recommend those costing 25 cents or
more, as we can guarantee them and will re
place, free, any that show defects of manu
facture within three months.
O. T. CHAHBERS,
Opp.D. & H. Station, HONESDALE, PA.
For New Late Novelties
SPENCER, The Jeweler
"duaraiitced articles only sold."
1036 MAIN STREET.
REPORT OK THE CONDITION
HONESDALE NATIONAL BANK
HONESDALE. WAYNE COUNTY. PA.
At tho close of business, Feb. 5, 1909.
Loans and Discounts $ 214,29:1 2t
Ovcrdrafts.securcd and unsecured 83
U. S. Honds to secure circulation. 55,000 00
Premiums on U. S. Honds 2,800 00
Honds, securities), etc 1,310,816 SI
Hunklng-bousc, furniture nnd fix
tures 40,000 00
Due from National Hunks (not
Reserve Agents) 3,401.12
Duo from Statu Hunks and Hank
ers 202 04
Due from approved reserve
agents 127,619 St
Checks ami other cash Items.... 1.194 BI
Notes of other National Hunks.. 1,085 00
Fractional puper currency, nick
els and cents 320 27
Lawful Money Reserve In Hank,
Viz: Specie $79,082 60
Legal tender notes 10,099 00 89,781 50
Redemption fund with U. S.
Treasurer, (5 per cent, of circu
lation) 2,750 00
Due from U. 8. Treasury, other
than 5 redemption fund 500 09
Total $185,605 93
Capital stock paid In $ 150,000 04
Surplus fund 150,000 Ot
Undivided profits, less expenses
.and tuxes paid 72,177 03
National Hank notes outstanding 55.000 0
Stato Hank notes outstanding.... 000 OS .
Duo to other National Hanks 1.822 (i
Due to State Hanks and Hankers 210 1.
Individual deposits subject to
check 11,429,374 75
Demand certificates of
deposit 23,009 00
Certified checks 65 00
Cashier's checks out
standing 217 15 1,453,655
Bonds borrowed None
Notes and bills redlscounted None
Hills payable. Including certifi
cates of deposit for money bor
Liabilities other than those above
Total 11,885,005 03
State of Pennsylvania, County of Wayne, ss.
I, Edwin F. Torrey. Cashier of the above
named Hank, do solemnly swear that the
above statement Is true to the best ot my
knowledge and belief.
K. F. TORREY, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this
8th day of Feb., 1909.
.... W. H. 8TO NE, N. P.
H, Z. RUSSELL, 1
K. II, HABDDtBKBQH, rDIrCCtOr
P. R. MUBBAY, J