The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, November 17, 1909, Image 4

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Entered as second-class matter, at the post
offlce. Honesdale. Pa.
Some of the people of Butler, Pa.,
have received White Cap letters
threatening them with a coat ot tar
and feathers, for flaunting their
vice In the face of an outraged corn;
munity. Their are people in every
community who do this same thing,
and continue to do It, getting bolder
and bolder, until summary action
by the community Is the result.
Every growing ambitious town Is
composed of three elements. Those
lwho work patriotically, -vigorously
and Intelligently for Its advance
ment; thosd who are In a state of
apathy or Indifference, and those
who take a curious delight In dis
couraging the effort of others by
ridicule, and by a persistent deniai
that any progress can or has been ac
complished, and by boasts of overy
other town besides their own. The
last class are called croakers, but
they are really something worse, for
their opposition does not arise simply
from despondency but from that un
enviable spirit that will neither act
Itself or suffer 'others to act.
What an inspiring sight to see a
200-pound man with a double bar
relled shot-gun going out to kill
balf pound game! If the meat was
really needed there would be some
use for It. But Its the excitement
of the kill. There is much more
pleasure in hunting with a kodak.
No matter how hardened the hunter,
there cannot help but he a feeling of
pity for the bloody little feathered
or furred 'animal as it is picked
up warm and lifeless or about to
die. A moment before it was one
of the -most care-free and beautiful
creatures 'in the woods, and now the
hunter has taken from it what can
never "be given back, Us most prlce
less possession life.
you would increase your hap
'piness and prolong your life, forget
your neighbor's faults. Forget all
the slander you ever heard. Forget
the fault-finding, and only remember
the good points which make you
fond of them. Forget all personal
quarrels of histories you may have
heard by -accident, and which, if re
peated, would seem a thousand times
worse than they really are. Blot out,
as far as possible, all the disagree-
ableness of life; they will come, but
will only grow larger when .you re
member them. Obliterate every
thing disagreeable from yesterday,
start out with a clean sheet to-day,
and write upon It for sweet mem
ory's sake only those things which
are lovely and lovable.
The ratification of the constitu
tional amendments dealing with the
abolition of the spring election
means much to Wayne county.
Terms of Judge Searle and Treasurer
Saunders are extended and they will
be permitted to enjoy the fruits of
their berths longer than they at first
anticipated. The county will save
about $2,000 per year in election
In order to adopt a schedule which
would carry out satisfactorily, the
amendments In letter as well as in
spirit terms of certain present off!
wain uuu 10 do euner reduced or
prolonged. As the constitution spec
ifically forbids the reduction of a
man's tenure in the office tho other
method was followed with tho re
sult that there is a general exten
sion among office-holders due to re
tire In January and April, 1911.
The chief object of the amend
ments is to hold national and State
elections in November of even num
bered years and county and muni
cipal elections In November of odd
numbered years. This eliminates
entirely the February election. To
put this into effect It was imperative
for the Legislature to agree upon
a schedule which would extend the
terms of all county officials whose
offices expired In January, 1911, so
as to remove the necessity of an
election of such officials In the even
numbered year ot 1910.
Again It was necessary to extend
tho terms of all municipal officials
whose terms expired In April, 1911
Inasmuch as the amendments wip
ed out the February election ot that
year and every subsequent year.
The municipal officials who benefit
by the amendments are given eight
additional months as the new law
fixes the first Monday In December
as the municipal housecleanlng day.
Property Owner is Liable.
The Supreme Courl has decided
that where a property owner has
been notified to repair the pavement
or sidewalk along his property or
has actual notice or knowledge of
their condition and he neglects or
refuses to repair the same, such
owner Is liable for all damages that
may result by reason of the defec
tive and unsafe pavements. Furth
ermore, Judge O'Connor, of Cam
bria county, has ruled that any pub
lic officer whose duty Is to see that
a highway is kept In good order,
that If such officer neglects his duty,
and that is responsible for damages.
Postal Banks Must Wait.
A tifiwn dlsDatch from Washing'
ton says: "Postmaster General
Hitchcock has decided to postpone
the recommendation for postal sav
ings banks until the first session of
the Sixty-second Congress. His de
termination Is based on the theory
that by that time the financial laws
ot the United States will have been
so revised that It will be possible to
Incorporate the postal savings bank
as an Internal part of the national
financial system. Another factor Is
the imperative need of economy in
the postal service of the country.
The postal deficit for some years
has ranged between ?9,000,000 and
?15,000,000 a year."
Our primary election law provides
that "each elector shall have the
right to receive the ballot for which
he asks, provided that, If challeng
ed, he shall be required to make
oath or affirmation that at the next
preceding general election at which
he voted for a majority of the candi
dates of the party for whose ballot
he asks." The Constitution directs
that secrecy of the ballot be preserv
ed. The Supreme Court of the
State of Washington has just decid
ed that the provisions in the law of
that State which require voters to
disclose their party affiliation when
registering is unconstitutional. This
constitutional provision seems to be
an obstacle to any reasonable safe
guard to prevent the voters of one
party conspiring and co-operating
to name the candidates of the other
party. Philadelphia Press.
Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Hanlon Entertain
One of the most pleasant social
events connected with the Teachers'
Institute was the reception glvem
to the Wayne County Alumni of the
Mansfield State Normal School by
Prothonotary and Mrs. M. J. Han
lan, at their residence on Church
street on Thursday evening. The fol
lowing alumni were present: Hon. F,
P. Kimble, Misses Jennie Lee, Theresa
Soete, Mattie Glllen, Alice Gregory,
and Florence Watts, all of Hones
dale; Miss Jennie Smith, of Way-
mart. In addition to the Alumni,
the following guests participated in
the occasion: Hon. A. T. Searle,
Superintendent and Mrs. J. J. Koeh-
ler, Mrs. F. P. Kimble, Prof. Oden
C. Gortner, a member of the faculty
of the Mansfield school, Miss Agnes
Beahan, of Hawley, Misses Eleanor
Gill, and Frances Dillon of White
Mills; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. Ferber,
Misses Emma Ferber, Mary Higglns,
Rose Dlrlam, and Harriet Curtis,
Mrs. Alma J. G. Dlx and Mrs. W. A.
Sluman, of Honesdale. Mrs. Hanlan
was assisted in receiving the guests
by her two daughters, Misses Grace
and Anna Hanlan. The house was
beautifully decorated for the occa
sion. Leon Katz accompanied by
Miss Helen Beck on the piano fur
nished some exquisite music and a
piano solo by Miss Gill and readings
by Miss Smith added greatly to the
evening's entertainment. A sumpt
uous banquet was served and alto
gether it was one of the most en
joyable affairs ever held in Hones
Bonk Directors' Banquet
Last Thursday eveniug the direc
tors of the Wayne County Savings
Bank were tendered a royal banquet
at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W,
F. Suydam. At the close of the re
past, the President of the Board
arose and said in part: "We meet
to-night not simply as directors but
as friends. We could say of mem
bers of our Board as Southern said
of his books: 'My never-falling
friends are they with whom I con
verse day by day. We all hunger
not only for bread but for love. As
this repast more than satisfies the
former, so the devotion ot friends
satisfies the hunger of the heart
We meet to-night not only for social
intercourse but to honor our friend
Hon. A. T. Searle, who has been
promoted from being attorney of our
bank to tho Presidency of our Courts
Every step he ascends carries us and
the institution he has so faithfully
served to a higher plane." Mr,
Holmes than on behalf of the board
of directors, as a token ot their re
spect and love, presented Judge
Searle with a solid silver saucer,
companion-piece to the silver pitcher
recently presented him by his asso
ciates In Scranton.
Judge Searle thanked his friends
In a feeling manner. He stated that
among the pleasantest hours of his
life were those with the directors ot
our bank. Our board had no
drones on It no one who had
personal ax to grind. Perfect har
mony existed among Its members
all were impelled by one purpose to
bring success to the institution they
bad been called to serve.
Mrs. Catherine Culllghan, widow
of the late Maurice Culllghan, passed
away at the homo of her daughter,
Mrs. Patrick Dunnlgan, on West
street, on Saturday evening. The
deceased was 73 years of age. Sh'e
was born in Ireland and has resided
in this place for fifty years. Tho
funeral was held on Tuesday morn
ing, from St. John's Catholic church,
with Interment In St. John's ceme
Christian Smith, of River street,
died at his home Monday evening
after a lingering Illness. Deceased
was 80 years of age. He was born
In Germany but came to this coun
try when he was 19 years of age,
Besides his wife, ho Is survived by
four daughters Mrs. William Crist,
of White Mills; Mrs. Henry Salzman,
ot Honesdale; Mrs. David Manning,
of Bethany; Mrs. George Ordnung,
of Seelyvllle, and four sons, John,
Julius, Fred and William. The fu
neral will be held to-morrow (Thurs
day) afternoon.
Adam A. Sensen died at the home
of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
Sensen, on Woodland avenue, Haw
ley, Wednesday evening at 9:00,
after an illness of about eleven weeks
The causo of death was Brlght's dis
ease. Deceased was born and reared
in Hawley and has always resided
there'. He was aged 24 years. Be
sides his parents he Is survived by
six brothers: Joseph, of Highland
Falls, N. Y.; William, Michael,
Thomas, Charles and Nicholas, all at
home. The funeral took place Sat
urday morning at 9:30 o'clock at
the house and 10 o'clock at St.
Philomena's church. Interment was
made in Hillside cemetery.
C. H. Woodward, a well known
and prominent business man of Haw
ley, died Sunday night of acute in
digestion and heart failure. Mr.
Woodward was about 58 years of age
and commanded the respect of a
large circle of friends. He was 111
but two days. He was a literary
man and wrote many beautiful
poems, portraying nature's wonder
ful handiwork. He was a member of
the Hawley Methodist churcn for
many years and was an earnest and
zealous Christian. For a number of
years Mr. Woodward conducted a
general merchandise store in Haw
ley and at one time was in partner
ship with W. A. Gregg. Besides his
widow, one daughter, Miss Nellie
Woodward, a trained nurse of New
York city, survive.
Warren D. Yerkes, of Damascus,
died on Nov. 14, 1909, aged 80
years, 8 months, and 17 days. He
was the son of Joseph W. Yerkes and
Elizabeth Burcher, who were married
January 4, 1816. Warren was rear
ed and educated in Wayne county,
attended the Mllanvllle school and
afterwards the Union Academy. He'
was united in marriage March 28,
i8t6, to Margaret H. Mitchell, a
woman of refinement and education;
and a native of Damascus. To them
were born five children, fourof whom
are living. Mr. Yerkes lived on the
old homestead at Damascus and was
highly esteemed by all who knew
him. At all times and under all cir
cumstances he walked in the well-
beaten path of righteousness. Con
science guided every act. He was a
model of industry, in his care ,of
every trust reposed. He was strictly
honest In every service he rendered.
Was not only a model christian but
he was an honorable gentleman in
the highest sense that term implies)
commanding the respect of all sects
and classes of people. A man whose
true worth is not fully appreciated
until the thread of life is severed.
But as we caught a glimpse of the
'white sail that bore him away to the
distant shore, we are awakened to
the realization that a good and
righteous man had been taken from
our midst. He is survived by his
wife, a daughter, Mrs. C. H. Decker
of Blnghamton; and three sons, W.
B. Yerkes, of Damascus; W. J. and
H. C. of Honesdale. He was buried
yesterday (16th inst.) at Damascus,
services being held at the Baptist
church, the Rev. Mr. Minch, officiat
ing. Drought Hinders Mining.
Scarcity of water, due to the pro
tracted drought In the Mahanoy-
Shenandoah valley, Is hampering
the collieries, a number having shut
down. To prevent the suspension
of five of the largest colliers of the
Philadelphia & Reading Coal & Iron
Co., at Shenandoah, tho borough
council has cut down the domestic
supply to provide water for the
boilers at theso collieries. Several
tank trains are to be put in com
mission to haul water, and artesian
wells- are to be sunk to relieve the
situation. The towns of Ashland,
Shenandoah, Glrardvllle, William
Penn, Centralla are on a two hour
a day supply and are without fire
protection at night.
Wire Tappers Win 970,000.
Wire tappers got 70,000 from
Denver gamblers recently. As a re
sult of the operations ot this gang,
the agents ot which worked at the
Latonla tracks, two Denver pool
rooms are out of business, the pro
prietors bankrupt and two more re
fused to pay their losses on the race
returns which were tampered with.
Tor Infanta and Children.
JIm KM YmHiti Always Bugit
Sean the
Mountain Spring Bottling Works De
Tho Mountain Spring Bottling
Works, owned and operated by W. B.
Langan at the Eddy, and lying In
Pike county, wore totally destroyed
by fire Monday evening, Nov. 8th,
about 9 o'clock. The flames were
under such headway when discovered
that all effort to stay them was use
less and unavailing. The establish
ment was also so far from any hy
drant that the fire department could
render no assistance.
The building was a two-story
structure, 40x40 feet on the ground.
It was built about ten years ago, and
was finely equipped with machinery,
much of which had been designed
and made by Mr. Langan. Tho bot
tling table, which was a novel and
highly useful contrivance for the
business, and which had been plan
ned and constructed by the proprie
tor, was regarded by him as really
worth as much as all other facilities
together. Many valuable patterns,
which It will require a long time if It
Is ever possible fully to reproduce,
were destroyed, as also a delivery
wagon standing on the second floor
which had Just been renovated and
with shafts attached was ready for
business the next day.
The property with all appurten
ances was valued at $5,000. An in
surance of 12,000 was carried In the
Knapp agency. Mr. Langan will re
build at once.
The fire is believed to have been
of Incendiary origin. An attempt,
we are Informed, was made to burn
tho building about a year ago by
some unknown parties, a dox
containing waste saturated with oil
and a partly burned candle were
found in the building at that time.
Girl Born Blind Sees.
After twenty-three long, hard
working years of total blindness,
during which she struggled against
overwhelming odds to save enough
to pay for the operation that would
restore her sight, Miss Lottie Shel
don of Mount Pleasant, Mich., was
successfully operated upon recently
and for tho first time in her life she
looked out uppn the world.
No sooner had her eyes been open
ed than the girl began planning the
day when she could send her baby
brother, born blind like herself, to
the hospital, that he, too, might gain
the gift of sight.
The girl was born with congenital
cataracts covering the eyes. Her
parents were poor and she hoped
but little for the future, but she set
to work, scrubbing floors and doing
whatever she could under her handi
cap to earn money.
Has Received Appointment.
George O. Gillett, of Hamllnton,
has been appointed District Deputy
Grand Patriarch of the Grand En
campment of I. O. O. F. of Pennsyl-.
State of Ohio, City of Toledo,
Lucas County, SS.:
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that
he is senior partner of the Arm of
F. L. Cheney & Co., doing business
In the City of Toledo, County and
State aforesaid, and that said flrr
will pay the sum of ONE HUNDRED
DOLLARS for each and overy case o
Catarrh that cannot be cured by the
use of Hall's Catarrh Cure.
Sworn to before me and subscrib
ed in my presence, this 6th day ot
December, A. D. 1886:
(Seal) A. W. GLEASON.
Notary Public,
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken in
ternally, and acts directly on the
blood and mucous surfaces of the
system. Send for testimonials free,
Toledo, O.
Sold by all Druggists, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for con
stipation. Paying Election Bets.
Tho Mlddletown Argus says that
the paying of election bets has com
menced and some funny stunts are
being performed by the losers. The
man who promised to shave off his
moustache If his candidate was de
feated is numerous and several
smooth shaven men were seen on the
streets to-day.
One well known resident of that
city who was so confident of As
semblyman Evans' election that he
promised his wife that If Mr. Evans
was defeated he would not go down
town after supper again for six
months, will not bo seen around his
accustomed haunts evenings for some
time to come.
Another man who bet on Assem
blyman Evans will have to walk to
Goshen and back over the highway
some evening after 7 o'clock while
the winner drives behind him in an
automobile and Jollies him along
Cupid Is always busy around elec
tion time trying to get In a shot here
and there and this year was no ex
ception to the rule, If reports are
correct. A young lady who was en
gaged to be married and had set the
wedding day for some time in De
cember, promised her fiance that she
would marry him immediately if
Gaynor was elected Mayor of New
York for she was confident that he
would not be. Gaynor was elected
and now the prospective bridegroom
Is demanding the fulfillment ot the
promise. The trousseau Is not
ready and the girl has begged oft but
the young man says the wedding
win tano piaco in a very short time.
Two young men employed In a
well known establishment In that
city bet their whole week's wages
with each other and one of them will
have to turn his pay envelope over
to the other Saturday, night.
Hunters' Rights Involved in Rival
Claims to Flno Hide.
A novel point in tho property
rights of hunters Is to come up for
judicial settlement at WHUamsport.
Fred Fields and August Beck had a
bear trap along Hoagland's Run.
Thursday morning they found , tho
paw of a bear in It. But instead of
having been gnawed off, as Im
prisoned bears will do, this one
showed evidence of having been cut
off with a knife. In Charles El-
don's taxidermy shop In Williams
port, they found a bear's pelt, with
one paw missing, the pelt having
been received by the taxidermist
from an out of town hunter on Sat
urday. The detached paw's ragged edge
fit exactly the ragged edge of the
pelt's missing paw. Now the ques
tion to be threshed out Is who had
prior ngnt to tne near the men
who owned the trap-or the man who
killed It and took it from the trap?
The disputed skin is an unusually
fine one.
Doer Dashes Through a Store.
Henry M. Rusch, Jr., manager of
R. D. Borsemann's feed store, at
Ridgewood, N. Y., was sitting in the
store about 8 o'clock on a recent
evening with several of the employ
es, when a deer with spreading ant
lers ran through the open doorway
closely followed by a number of
The deer upset two desks and sev
eral chairs and then dashed into a
window, breaking the glass. It
backed and broke another window
and then took a spring through a
third, smashing it and carrying away
the sash. Then it ran across the
street and over Hugo's farm and
disappeared, the hounds still after
Next door to the feed store is
Kreuscher's Hotel and in the hotel
were half a hundred members of
the local Pinochle Club. The ad
vent of the deer and the smashing
of the windows broke up the pino
chle games and all the players ran
out and went chasing across the
road and over Hugo's farm under
the mistaken Impression that they
could catch the deer on foot. They
gave up the pursuit in a few minu
tes, however.
"The deer wasn't in the store
more than half a minute," said Mr.
Rusch, "but he managed to do a lot
of damage in that time, and he upset
the desks and inkstands and broke
the windows in quick order. I be
lieve there were three hounds after
Alderman Rlcketts Discharges De
fendants in Famous Court Houso
, Proceedings in Wilkes-Barre.
All of the defendants in the Lu
zerne county court house graft cases
were discharged at the hearing last
Thursday morning before Alderman
Rlcketts, of Wllks-Barre, on the
count relative to the furnishings of
ot the mahogany fixtures that were
to adorn the Interior of the build
ing. The case was dropped because of
lack of evidence tending to show
the existence of a conspiracy as the
contracts were all made openly and
were approved by the court. Tho
other three charges against the ac
cused, relative to the building of
the retaining wall, and other por
tions of the building In which con
tracts were let, will not be pressed.
The officials and others, however,
are still being held on four other
charges, two to defraud and two
misdemeanors. The parties Involv
ed Included County Commissioners
Smith, McEvoy and Jones, Controll
er Norrls, Contractors Lynch and
Norrls and Frank Carlucci.
This Bank was Organized In December, 1836, and Nationalized
In December, 1864.
Since Its organization it has paid in Dividends
to its Stock holders,
The Comptroller of the Currency has placed It on the HONOR
ROLL, from the fact that Its 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, those who have spent the thrifty and the extravagant.
It la the savers who have built the houses, the mills, the bridges, the
railroads, the ships and all the other great works which stand for man's
advancement arid happiness,
The spenders are slaves to the savers. It is the law of nature. We
want you to bo a saver to open on 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 bunking business.
at the close of business, Nov. 6,1009.
Reserve fund S
Cash, specie and notes, 8,840 60
Legal securities 15,000 00
Due from approved re
serve aeenfs ...118,341 01-212,182 11
Nickels, cents and (racttonal cur
rency 113 61
Checks and cash Items 2,689 65
Due from Banks and Trust Co's, not
reserve agents 15.093 03
Rills discounted not due, 1331,115 52
Bills discounted, time,
. loans with collateral... 11,035 00
Loans on call with col-
lateral 101,625 75
Loans on call upon one
name 4,650 00
Loans on call upon two or
more names 08,720 75
Loans secured by bond .
andmortpaee...., 21,300 57733 02
Investment securities owned ex
clusive of reserve bonds-vlz :
Stocks, Bonds, etc., 1.M5.872 21
Mortgages and Jude- ,.
ments of record.... 227,379 77 2,013551 08
Offlce Building and Lot 27,000 00
Other Real Estate, 6,000 00
Furniture and Fixtures 2.000 00
Overdrafts 217 60
Miscellaneous Assets 100 00
12,880,310 83
Capital Stock, paid in $ 100.000 00
8urplusFund 310,000 00
Undivided Profits, less expenses .., .
and taxes paid 81,113 36
Deposits subject to check $160,912 81
Time certificates ot de
posit 3,238 78
SiTvIn? Fund Dennslt. 2.190.823 16
Cashier's check outst'e 271 29-2,355.216 H
Due to Commonwealth 25,000 00
jjue to DanKs anaxrusjos. noi re
serve agents 11,891 M
Dividends unpaid GO 00
2 RRfl 34(1 ftt
State of Pennsylvania, County of Wayne, ss:
l, 11. scoic oaimon, L-asnier oi lie bdovo
named Company, do solemnly swear that the
above statement Is true, to the best ot my
knowledge and belief.
(Signed) H. S. SALMON, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to.before me this 13th
day oi Nov. 1909.
(Signed) ROBERT A. SMITH. N.P.
Notarial Seal
Correct Attest:
V. B. Holmes,
II. J. Conger,
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