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THE CITIZEN IUBIIED EVBRT WEDNESDAY AHD FBIDAY BT THE CITIZEN PDDLISniKO COUP ANT. Bntered as second-class matter, at the post oil ce. Honesdalc, 1'a. B. B. HARDENBERGH; - PRESIDENT W. W. WOOD. - MANAGER AND SKC'Y directors: h. DOBrLmazB. v. b. allen. eiBT WILSON. . B. UARDENBER0U. W, W, WOOD. SUBSCRIPTION: $1.50 A YEAR. IN ADVANCE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 1900. GovEnNon Stuart has signed three of Uio pure food billa prepared by Dairy and Food Commissioner Foust and pass Ad by the legislature n few days ago. One of the bills prohibits under penalty f from $50 to $100 fine, the sale of nny adulterated "soft drinks" and will Abolish the business in beverages made ut of coal tar dyes and chemicals. Another prohibits the sale of any eggs -which are partially decomposed or other wise unfit for food, under penalty of a no of from $200 to $1,000 or three to inc months in jail. The third prohibits (he sale of lard compounds unless prop rly marked under penalty of a Hue of from $!0 to $100 In the long run that which makes for permanence in national life is not wealth, nor social position, butcharacter. Wealth unless it is wisely directed breeds ffeminacy, weakness and moral disease, as the history of too many countries abundantly proves. Butcharacter means a strong, robust and enduring life. Whatever view may be held as to woman suffrage it is clear that the present movement having for its object ftio securing of the suffrage has passed do age when it can be treated with rid' icule or as an inconsequential matter With Sweden, Australia and New Zea land granting the suffrage within the last year, with woman suffrage in four f our own states, and with the activity and influence displayed in Great Britain, certain it is that the demands now being made upon many of our state legislatures to grant votes to women have an insis Unco and force never before seen. ARBOR DAYS. Coventor ProclalmsTwo, and Urges Tree Planting. Governor Stuart has issued the fol lowing proclamation designating two arbor days : ( "The annual observance of Arbor Day lias fostered public sentiment in favor of the preservation of the forests, their pro tection from fire and other enemies, and their intelligent use for commercial, industrial and other purposes. It has emphasized in the public mind the value f trees, for shade, for fruit, for timber, for holding the soil, and conserving the streams. It has made the rising gener ation familiar with the best methods of planting trees, ond for promoting their growth. It has led to the beautifying of the public parks and the grounds about "homes and schoolhouses. "The custom of observing Arbor Day, which is now almost universal through ut the civilized world, should be en ouraged and perpetuated. Wise legis lative enactment has made it the duty f the Chief Executive to name one or more days as Arbor Days for the State f Pennsylvania. "Therefore, in furtherance of this laudable custom, and by authority of law, I, Edwin S. Stuart, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, do hereby issue this, my proclamation, de signating Friday, April 2d, and Friday, April 23d, A. D. 1909, as Arbor Days throughout the Commonwealth. "Two days have been designated so that every section of the State may find a day for tree planting suited to its cli matic conditions." COURT PROCEEDINGS. Monday, March 22d. In the matter of petition to divjde the township of, Clinton into two election districts. E. H. Ledyard, W. E. Per ham and I. B. Sandercock appointed ommissoners. The report of the reviewers for a pub lic road in Lake township., was confirm ed abnolute. The report of the reviewers for a pub lic road known as Vine street, in Texas township was confirmed absolute. The report of reviewers for a public road in Damascus township was con firmed absolute. The report of viewers to vacate road in Cherry Ridge township confirmed absolute. In the matter of a county bridge be tween Clinton township and Susquehan na county, at Forest City, report of re viewers confirmed absolute. Permission was granted to the super visors of South Canaan township to levy a cash road tax of two mills. Charles G. Miller vs. Daisy Hafler and Jennie V. Meyers. Partition bill taken pro-confesso, and M. E. Simons ap pointed master. Petition ot E. H. Ledyard, adminis trator of George W. Allen, for order to convey real estate granted. License granted to Norton & Gildea for hotel at Canaan Corners. The application for license to James J. Burnett, trustee, of the Lake Lodore Improvement Company, after hearing, held under advisement by the Court. George Harvey vs. Diana Harvey. Marriage annulled. WASHINGTON LETTER. THE FIASCO OF THE INSURGENTS. Tho Way Made Clear for a Prop er Revision of the Tariff The Great Influence of Senator Penrose. Washington, March 22. Tho success of the Houso organization in preventing the insurgent Republicans and the Dem ocrats from .effecting material changes in the rules will enable the Republicans in Congress to proceed expeditiously with the enactment of the tariff revision bill. The fate of that measure was threatened by tho fight over the rules Had the insurgents been successful in their destructive program the orderly consideration of the bill wouldhave been impossible and its passage , delayed in definitely. That tho business interests of the country are gratified over tho out come of the controversy is indicated by many letters and telegrams that have been received by Speaker Cannon, Sena tor Penrose, and other Republican lead era in Congrcai. These communication! are from representatives of commercial and manufacturing organizations, who emphaiizo the prediction that prompt action relative to the tariff will insure a retuuiof prosperous times. Even the insurgents now admit that their revolt was a foolish affair and from the begin' ning hopeless. Especially was it ill ad vised at a time when the country was impatiently awaiting legislation demand' ed by the best judgment of the people, The changes made in the rules are unim portant and the revolt served no other purpose than to afford an opportunity for a spectacular demonstration by a small representation of disgruntled Republi cans. The general understanding is that the debate in the House will continue about five weeks, when tho bill will be passed, practically, as it has been reported by the Ways and Means Committee. The real fight will come when the bill reaches the Senate. With this understanding members of the Senate are preparing for its consideration when it comes before that body. The Committee on Finance is holding sessions at which the various changes in tariff rates are discussed The members of that Committee are en deavoring to dispose of as much work as possible in advance, so that when the bill is referred to the Committee it can be reported to the Senate at the earliest practicable date. In the consideration of the bill by the Committee, Pennsylvania is represented by Senator Penrose. Mr. Penrose 'at tends its daily sessions and will devote all of bis time to the' tariff bill. The Senator ranks third on the Committee and in its deliberations holds a position of great influence. He will be consulted regarding every section of the bill with which Pennsylvania is directly concerned and thus can safeguard the capital and labor of tho state from any dangerous tariff legislation. Owing to his longser vice in tho Senate and ids familiarity with the industrial conditions in Pemi' sylvania, Senator Penrose is splendidly equipped for the important work he has undertaken. The Senator said today there was no doubt that the result of the tariff discussion in Congress, would be a sensible revision along protection lines PRINCE TELLS OF AIRSHIP. Describes His Sensations on Trip In the Zeppelin Car. Kiel, March 23. Prince Henry of Prussia In an Address here told of the 150 mile trip ho made In the Zeppelin airship, declaring that the airship was a qualified success. He said: "My heart beat fast when first we soared In tho air. Tho ship gradually rose without apparent motion until I saw the assistants In the balloon shed looking upward. Then It became sud' denly a matter of difficulty to ask questions and receive replies, owing to the deafening noise of the motors and the whirling propellers. I was obliged to shout Into the car of my neighbor, but was unable to make my' self understood." Ho described his turn at the wheel and said, "Although the steering tac kle Is not yet Ideal, yet the great ship answered the helm as easily as a steam pinnace." After a picturesque description ot the easy landing on the surface of the water, which was effected absolutely without shock, the prince went on to draw conclusions from his expert' ences. "The question of reaching a certain point by means of a dirigible airship In favorable weather," he said, "may rightly be deemed to have been solved and astonishment is aroused at the simple technical means employed. "I am rather skeptical, however, whether airships can be considered as forming part of our present means ot transport or whether they wbuld be useful for war purposes. Tho alt cur rents have not been made the subject of close research, while airships are not yet able to make much progress against even moderate winds. To overcome those difficulties more now erful motors and bigger airships arc needed." Castro can easily become a "simple private citizen" of Venezuela by sim ply going back to his trado of mule driver. Cultured Boston has taken to eating sand, which is several laps ahead. of throwing it Into other people's eyes. LEST WEJFORGET. An Old Bethany Newspaper Stage Journeying Four Scare Years Ago Who Did the Advertising In the Pioneer Days A Glimpse Into the Past. While the writer has in his possession several copies of Wayne county news papers over ninety years old, and of Philadelphia journals containing Wayne county advertisemonts printed over a century ago, he is inclined to regard ttie issue of the Wayne Enquirer, printed in Bethany, January 20th, 1831, William Sastnan publisher, aB, on the whole, one of the most interesting samples of the pioneer weeklies of this aection in his collection. The Enquirer of that date carried at its mast head the Latin motto : "Salusl'op uli Lex Suprema est," "The Welfare of the People is the Supreme Law" and it is fair to say that judging from the copies of the paper which have come into our possession, the principle thus announced as controlling the management of the paper, was strictly adhered to. Tho Enquirer was published at, $2 per year, payable in advance, or $2.50- if paid at the cloBe of the year, with the absolute requirement that tho postage on "all letters on business of the office must be paid." Under the head of "Poetry" two songs enliven the first page. These were fol lowed by the "Adventure of a Ranger," an Indian story of the struggles of 1814, occupying nearly the whole of the first page, a spare corner being given to an anecdote of a beggar, who promised in return for a slice of bread and cheese to put his benefactress in possession of a secret which would be of service to her all the days of her life. His hungsr ap peased, he imparted to her this bit of practical information: "If you knot a knot at the end of your thread, you will never lose your first stitch," which is a good hint even four score years later. The second page, devoted to general news, gives an account of the hanging of Edward Williams, a negro wife murderer, at West Chester, this State, in which the hangman, during tlie march to the gal lows, is described as sitting in the cart with the "coffin, dressed' like an old wo man, a white blanket, squaw fashion, thrown over his shoulders and pinned, a a straw bonnet on his head covered with green silk, and the face much bedaubed with paint looking like the Devil, for ugliness, -while at the tail of the cart to which Iip was tied, came the prisoner &n foot, the halter around his neck,' a white cap on his head, over which was his hat, a white loose frock over his clothes, rol ling his eyes around on the multitude, showing in a strange manner the clear white." There is a column article, taken from the N. Y. Commercial Advertiser, descriptive of, the scenes in Dresden dur ing the revolution in Saxony ; a lengthy account of the ravages of cholera in In dia and Russia ; a report of the robbery of the schooner Henry Clay by negro pirates off St. Domingo, with shorter stories of a bank robbery in Maine, the murder of Isaac Ellison in Mobile, and the raising from the bottom of the Hud son river of the sloop Detroit, sunk by the steamboat "Congress" in April, 1830. On the third page the election of Alex ander Mahon, as State Treasurer, is an nounced, and the proceedings of the Legislature from January 4th to 8th, given, during which session a bill was introduced by Representative Thomas Fuller for the incorporation of a com pany to build a turnpike road from the Lackawaxen turnpike near the farm of Daniel Bunting to tle new road from Bethany to Honesdale. (The latter vil lage was incorporated a borough in that year.) Another bill was introduced at the instance of William Greele and Jacob Faatz for the incorporation of the "Ger manville Glass Manufacturing Company of Wayne County, "whose works for the blowing of window glass, were in Dy berry township, 'at a point generally known as The Old Glass Factory. Then came two or three columns of miscellaneous news, including a murder or two, and another execution ; notices of the marriage by the Rev.-Charles H. Hubbard of Eliphalet Wood to Miss Elizabeth Edgett, and of Norman H Purple to Miss Eliza Ann, daughter of I. Kilburn, and then the advertisements, to-day the most interesting department ot the old paper. First with a picture of a four-horse, old-style thorough-brace coach, with the driver cracking a whip as though he were casting a fly, comes the announce ment of Abraham G. Sarven's "Extend ed Line of Stages, from the city of New York through to Bethany, State of Penn sylvania, by the'way of Paterson, Pomp- ton, Milford, Darlingville, Narrows of the Lackawaxen, Honesdale and Beth' any," there to meet the Utica line. Patronage was solicited for tho line as being "considered the shortest route and the cheapest now travelled." The stages started from Hoboken every Tues day, Thursday and Saturday, at four o'clock in the morning, arriving at Deck- ertown at six o'clock tho same evening ; left Deckertown every Monday, Wednes day and Friday, at four A. m., and ar rived at Bethany at six o'clock, p. m. Coaches left Bethany for New York the same day they lef the city for Bethany, and made the trip in the same time. Tho booking office, in Bethany was in charge of David Wilder, and in Milford, of tho late Charles B. Seaman, grand father of ex-County Commissioner George H. Seaman, of East Honesdale. A. G. Sarven lived at Paters tn, N. J. There seem to have been domestic troubles among pioneer Wayne counto ans as well as our more recently married couples, as two subpoenas in divorce are advertised in this one issue; Hannah S. Elting by her "next friend and broth er," Wm. N. Raymond, wanting to get rid of her husband Addison Elting, and Samuel Wightman having grown tired of his wife Laura. Paul S. Preston signed as sheriff. Elsworth Mapes noti fied his creditors that he had applied for the benefit of the insolvent law. Ch'as. A. Tenant and Elisha Heacopk had lum bering and farming oxen for sale; Sheriff Preston announced his intention to dis pose of the property of Joseph Marcy, in Salem township, for tho benefit of his creditors ; Solomon Moore, clerk, had need for a column to advertiso the or phans' court sales of the real estate of Joshua Schivcly and Jacob Enslin, de ceased, and Paul S. Preston offerod for sale 8,000 acres of land in Manchester township, "twenty miles from the vil lage of Honesdale, at the head of the Delaware and Hudson Canal." A column and a half state bank' note table was given, showing a discount of from one-quarter to one-half per cent. on tho bills of all eastern banks, and from four to eight per cent, on all west ern and southern paper money. Joseph B. Walton offered cash for 2,000 bushels of oats; J. Manning & Co., of Bethany, advertised an extensive stock in their general store, and Jason Torrey wanted to sell a stout pair of team horses. Thomas Hurley was making "coaches, gigs, sulkeys, barouches, raisees, bug ees, &c.,&c," at Canaan, and furnish ing harness of all descriptions on the shortest notice, taking country produce in part payment of all sales. William S. Vail, of Mt. Pleasant wanted an ap prentice to the boot and shoemaking business, and Ephraim W. Hamlin, af terward senator, and for many years president of the Wayne County Agricul tural Society, advertised for a boy of 15 or 1G to learn the hatting trade, supple menting his "want ad." with an offer to buy 150 cords of Maple and Beech wood, from 2 to 3 feet in length, for which, if corded at the door, he would pay one dollar per cord in hats. He also offered to pay cash for "otto, mink, martin, cross or red .foxes, muskrat and other furs." Stephen Brush, father of Cornell Brush, for many years a Honesdale drayman, and Wm. B. Handrake announced their dissolution of partnership, and Henry W. Stone, father of William H. Stone, bf Court street, called on people to settle up at his store in Mount Pleasant. E. W. Hamlin, postmaster at Bethany, Charles Forbes, postmaster at Hones 'dale and Henry W. Stone, P. M. at Pleasant Mt., advertised lists of uncalled for letters at their respective offices. In the Honesdale list the names of John Brownscomb, George M. Keen. Levi Benson, E. T. Losey, John Kelly, J. B. Jervis and James Archbald appeared, most of them familiar to many of the present generation. The Enquirer was printed on a sheet 20 by 26 inches in size, and the typo graphy and press work would not dis grace an office of todav. ANNOUNCEMENTS. Rev. Dr. Wm. H. Swift will next Sun day morning repeat, by request, the ser mon recently preached by him on "What Shall I Believe About God?" In the evening he will speak on "The Life that is Life Indeed." Nqxt Sunday Rev. Dr. W. F. Hopp will conduct service at the White Mills Chapel, at 3:15 P. m THE CITIZEN rangements for A FIVE MILE FOOTi RACE AFTER THE MARATHON PLAN WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE ON DecC" MAY 31 5 Handsome Gold and Silver Medals will be Awarded the Winners ! ENTRANCE FREE To all competitors llvln? In the county, exclusive ot professionals ; entries to be made at any time prior to April 15th. ALL CONTF STANTS, will be re quired to submit to a physical examin ation by competent physicians, to Insure proper endurance condition (or race. FU .struci pear Dr. C. R. BRADY, Dentist Honesdale, Pa. Office Hours 8 a. m, to 0 p. m. Any evening by appointment. Citizens' phone, 33, Residence, Mo. X WANTED In every namlet. Village, and Township, energetic people who will me their spare time for cood pay Honesdale, Pa. tf OBITUARY. Orson Spencer,. aged sixty-eight years, died Wednesday, March 17, 1909, at the homo of his daughter, Mrs. J. E. Peck, of Capouso avenue, Scranton. The body was taken over the Ontario and Western to Pleasant Mount, where interment was made. Mrs. Mario Lonsdorf , mothsr of Jacob Lonsdorf, formerly proprietor of the Hotel Heumahn, of this place, died at tho residenco of her son in Scranton, on Friday last, March 10, 1009, aged 78 years. She is survived by three sons, four daughters, thirty-four grandchil dren and four great grandchildren. Henry Schurtz died at his homo in Kimbles on Monday morning March 8, 1809, of general debility. He was born in Germany and was 71 years of age. lie was twice married and besides his second wife is survived by two sons, William, of Matamoras, and Fred, of Lackawaxen township. The funeral was held from his late home at Kimbles. Rev. Rudolf Lucas, of Hawley officiat ing. Interment was made in Kimbles' cemetery. Mrs. Audrey A. Dunlap died at her home in Scranton, Thursday, March 18th. She is survived' by one son, Rob ert, and a daughter, Thelma ; four sis ters, Jennie and Helen Richardson, Mrs. Fred. Phinney, of Scranton, and Mrs. Van Nort, of Honesdale ; three brothers, Ray, Homer and Holly Richardson, all of Scranton ; also her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Richardson, of Clemo, this county. The remains were brought to Honesdale on Sunday morning and in terment was made in Riverdale ceme tery. Mrs. Triphcna Rollison died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred. Ben nett, on Church street, Hawley, Sunday, March 14, 1909, of heart trouble. De ceased was born at' Shohola, Pike coun ty, and was 72 years of age. Sho came to Hawley from Blooming Grove about six years ago with Mr. and Mrs. Fred. Bennett with whom sho afterward made her hom. Deceased is survived by. five daughters and two sons as follows : Mrs. E. N. Pierson, Mrs. Lucy Losey and Mrs. Fred. Bennett, all of Hawley ; Mrs. Wm. Scales, of Port Jervis ; Mrs. Altemas, Rake, Lafayette and Florence Rollison, all of Notch, Pike county ; also one brother, Ira B. Rosen cranse, of Greeley, Pike county. Rev. R. D. Minch, of Honesdale, officiated at the funeral. The interment was made at Kimbles. Smith Dennis died at his home in Port Jervis, N. Y., Saturday afternoon, Mar. 20, 1909, after a long illness of a com plication of diseases, aged 81 years. He was. born October 21, 1827, in Onondaga county, N. Y., near the present city of Syracuse, then known as Onondaga Hollow. His early life was spent in Hudson and Seneca Falls, N. Y. In early manhood, lie went to Port Jervis and entered the Erie Railroad Co.'s ser vice, for which corporation he worked in different capacities formore than fifty years. Mr. Dennis was twice married. His first wife was Miss Jano Smith of Kinderhook, N. Y., and his second wile was Mrs. Clara Bassett, of Waymart, Pa. He is survived by one son, Frank E. Dennis, of Carbondale, who is a prominent druggist of that city, and who was for some time in the employ of Hon. C. C. Jadwin of this place. Emery Swingle, a brief announcement of whoso death appeared in The Citi zen of the 17th, passed away at his HENRY Z. RUSSELL, PRESIDENT. ANDREW THOMPSON VICE PRESIDENT. HONESDALE NATIONAL BANK. This Bank was Organized In December, 1836, and Nationalized In December, 1864. Since Its organization it has paid In Dividends to Its Stockholders, $I,905,800.00 The Comptroller of the Currency has placed It on the HONOR ROLL, from the factthutlts Snrplus Fund more than equals Its capital stock. What Class 0 are YOU in The world has, always been divided into two classes those who have saved, thone who have spont tho thrifty and the extravagant. It is the savers who have built the houses, tho mills, the bridges, the railroads, the shins and all tho other great works which stand for man's advancement ana happiness. The spenders nro slaves to tho savers. It is the law of nature. We want you to be a saver to open an account in our Savings Department and be independent. One Dollar will Start an Account. This Bank will be pleased to receive all or a portion of YOUR banking business. home near Cortez.-Laokawa'nna county, on Tuesday, the 2d inst. Ho was a soa of Conrad and Sarah (Cobb) Swingle, and was born' on his father's farm in Lake (then Salem) township, August 9, 1833. At the age of eighteen he began running cars for .the Pennsylvania Coal Company, becoming a conductor fivo years later. Feb, 25th, 1804, he enlisted in Co. B, 6th New York Heavy Artillery, and took part with his company in ten important engagements. On his dis charge August 24, 18G5, he again enter ed ttie service of the Penn'a Railroad Company, and remained in the capacity of conductor for thirty-four years, with tho exception of two years spent in the army. When the gravity railroad was abandoned, ho devoted his attention to farming, managing a place of 200 acres with such success as to insure him a handsome competency. He was a mem ber of the Methodist Protestant church, and an ardent Prohibitionist. Mr. Swinglewas twice married, his first wife, who died in 1878, being Miss Maria House, to whom were born Merritt W., now deceased ; Watson C, Finley E., deceased; Leander B., Mrs. Lizzie M. Eager, and Friend A. The second wife, who was Mrs. Electa Jenkins, survives him. To their union were born two- daughters, Miss Edyth M., and Miss Alta M. Funeral strvices were conduct ed March 4th, in South Canaan M. P. church, by Rev. Thomas Hooper, assist ed by Rev. Matthews, of the F. M. church. Interment in the South Canaan cemetery. Charles Ammerman died of valvular heart trouble at his home in Hawley, ok the night of March 20, 1909. The funeral was held at the Hawley Baptist church, at 2 P. M., on Tuesday, and the remains taken to Indian Orchard for interment ; Revs. R. H. Catterall and R. D. Minch officiating. Mr. Ammerman was born at White Mills, Feb. 5, 1847, and was united in marriage with S. Emma Adams, of Hawley, on Dec. 7, 1871, who, to gether with the following children, sur vives him : S. Howard and J. Edward, of Massillon, Ohio; Manley, Corning, N. Y.; Mrs. Ralph Hawkins, Ogdensburg, N. Y.; Miss Luella, Binghamton, N. Y.; Charles S. and Mary Alice, at homo ; also tho following brothers and sisters : Mrs. Lura Lilly, Wausau, Wis.; Mrs. Eliza Cole, Hawley ; Mrs. Abram Sny der, Dunmore; George Ammerman, Clyde, N. Y., and.,William B., Hawley. Mr. Ammerman united with the Haw ley Baptist church on January 15, 1871, and was an active and consistent mem ber there until his death, with the ex ception of two years, 1902-4, when he resided in Honesdale and held member ship in the Baptist,church at this place. He was a man of genial disposition, a favorite with young people, and always ready to do his part in any benevolent enterprise. He was a kind yet firm father and husband, and all of his sons and daughters are honored members' of the society in which they live. While residing in Honesdale, Mr. Ammerman was assistant superintendent of tho Pru dential Insurance Company, and he has many friends here. He was a strong, robust man until about three years ago, when heart trouble developed. Mrs. Ammerman and family have the deep sympathy of their many friends both here and in Hawley.. CASTOR 1 A For Infants and Children. Tho Kind You Have Always Bought Bears the Signature of EDWIN V. TORREY, CAB1IIER. ALBERT C. LINDSAY ASSISTANT CASIIIEB.