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THE CITIZEN rOBUSBDtO COUPAITT.
Botercd as second-class matter, at the post
nfOce. Ilonesdale. Pa.
K. B. HARDENBERGU. - PRESIDENT
W. W. WOOD. - - MANAGER AND SKC'Y
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BJBBT WILSON. E. B. BA&DEHBEBOH.
W. W. WOOD.
WEDNESDAY, DEO. 8, 1000.
The single man out of a Job is to
be pitied, as he has no wife to sup
The man who sits down to wait
for something to turn up will need
a cushion on his seat.
The old proverb, "Where there's a
will there's a war." has been revis
ed to suit the situation. It now
reads, "When there's a bill we're
The gunners at Sandy Hook have
tried to hit a balloon without suc
cess. Perhaps they would succeed if
the balloon carried the proverbial
barn door aloft.
A Qulncy man made a bet that he
could invent a question to which
fifty men would give the same ans
wer. He won the bet. The question
was: "Have you heard that Smith
has committed suicide?" The ans
wer was in each case, "What Smith?"
"When a man playfully points a
gun or pistol at you, knock him
down." Do not stop to inquire
whether it is loaded or not, knock
him down. Do not be particular
what you knock him down with, only
see that he is thoroughly down. If
a coroner's Inquest is held, let it be
on the other fellow. He will not be
A man who believes in the old
saying, "See a pin and pick it up,
and all that day you'll have good
luck," saw a pin in front of the post-
office the other day. Bending down
to get it, his hat tumbled oft and
rolled into the gutter; his eye-glass
fell and broke on the pavement; his
suspenders gave way behind; he
burst the buttonhole on the back of
his shirt collar, and he all but lost
his new front teeth. He got the pin,
Persons who believe in luck and
signs will doubtless agree that it is
unlucky to be struck by' lightning
on Monday, or take hold of a circular
saw in motion on Tuesday, or tumble
down stairs with a coal scuttle on
Wednesday, or be hit by a cable car
on Thursday, or have a brick wail
fall on you Friday, or marry a girl
who swings ten pound dumb bells
Saturday, or be one of the thirteen
at dinner on Sunday when there is
"food for only ten.
"There's a new game out, called
'tickle the editor.' You take an or
dinary sheet of writing paper, on
which you pen a few lines suitable
for the occasion. Next you, fold it
carefully, inclosing in the fold a
bank note sufficiently large to pay
arrearages and a year in advance,
and hand it to the editor. Keep an
eye on him, and if a smile adorns
his face, the trick works fine. It
can also be played by mail." We
hope this game becomes fashionable.
The funniest thing Is the mishap
- a gentleman whose wife pays the
xoreblll. He has been In the habit
of having his cigar bill charged as
potatoes, and the other day his wife
took her pencil and began to reckon.
She finally found that they had eaten
more than ten car loads of potatoes
and she didn't believe the account
was right. The grocer and the
smoker are now between the upper
and nether millstones, and it is hard
to tell who will be pulverized the
finest at the close.
Dr. Daniel D. Jackson, an expert
on water bugs, says that 100 cases
of typhoid in one block in New York
could be traced to flies, he believes,
because back of that block were two
stables. A few years ago the doc
tors were sending young men in deli
cate health to clean out stables that
they might gather in more of an
atmosphere which conduces to ro
bust proportions In the bodies of men
who are coworkers with horses. In
Tiew of Dr. Jackson's revelations,
that an aggregate of 170,000,000
years of human life may be saved
by exterminating the house fly, the
fly must go If we have to do away
with the horse to accomplish the re
sult Just as we now do away with
swamps to get rid of the mosquito.
"With no horse to need a stable, there
would be no place for the fly to soak
Ms feet In the germ slime. Every
body buy as automobile and do away
Tho Biblo .Society- has distributed
151,000 copies of its favorlto book
during the past year. Works on tho
higher criticism find It hard to keep
The man who goes Ashing and sits
in a cramp-lnvltlng posture on a
narrow thwart from early morn till
dewy eve and calls it fun, is the same
chap that never goes to church be
cause the pews aren't comfortable.
. The Government experts calculate
that each citizen of this country
would have f 34.98 on hand If he had
exactly the per capita amount in cir
culation. Socialists will need to re
mit to the conscience fund all they
have above that.
A town that is large enough and
good enough for a man to earn his
living in is good enough for nlm to
buy his provisions In. If he does
not think so, both he and his town
would be better oft if his tent were
pitched on other prairies.
If the country editor were to snap
at alt the Inducements held out, he
would soon become a millionaire.
If he ran a paper according to the
popular notion he would be in the
poor house. If he published all the
items that were sent to him he would
be in Jail half of the time and in the
hospital the other half. ' ,
The fiscal year or the State, end
ing yesterday (November 30th),
showed a condition unprecedented in
the history of finances in Pennsyl
vania. Not only is the state out of
debt, but it has the very comfortable
balance of J5.967.979.83 in its gen
eral fund. This is held in several
hundred banks and trust companies
all over the State, a portion being
in four financial institutions in
Wayne county. The amount in the
sinking fund is $2,652,034.96, with
a net debt at this time of $2,643,
917.02, and a strong probability
that $500,000 of this amount, rep
resenting bonds, will never be pre
sented for payment.
The total receipts for the year
were 129,101,183.70, which Is 2,
074,050.98 more than was ever col
lected in the best year the State ever
had, and $2,675,317.64 ahead of the
best receipts from ordinary revenue.
Large as the receipts were the ex
penditures were somewhat larger,
reaching $30,021,773.57. It will be
noticed that in order to make both
ends meet the State Treasurer waB
obliged to call on the banks to give
up their deposits to the tune, of
$920,589.87. Not many states can
make as good, a showing as Penn
sylvania, even with the balance
against us for the year, and the
fiscal, officers aro receiving, merited
congratulations on their excellent
It is riot likely that the receipts
will exceed these figures for some
years. Delinquent taxes have been
collected up very closely during
1909, and very few delinquencies
have been allowed for current taxes.
There are always some in .process
of settlement and delays tie up col
lections, but another thorough
years' work will bring everything
up to date. The force is well or
ganized and effective, and the cost
of collecting has been reduced pro
portionately, in practically all di
visions. Corporations, as usual,
produce the larger part of the reve
nue, the aggregate from that source
being about $17,000,000 In round
Auditor General Young has brok
en a number of records during his
administration and promises to
break another this month by having
his report for the year ending yes
terday in tho hands of the State
Printer before tho end of the year.
Considering the difficulty of making
up this copy, and of the enormous
amount of work, additions and cal
culations, he will be entitled to a
lot of credit if he gets his report
out this month.
Governor Stuart is much interest
ed in the State's finances and feels
that his course with respect to
vetoing a portion of the appropria
tions last spring has been fully Jus
tified. He recognizes, as does every
student of the state's finances, that
the income next year will not be so
large, and the balance in the gener
al fund will be correspondingly
less. Good housekeeping requires
the keeping of a comfortable bal
ance of at least $4,000,000.
N. E. HATJSE.
Murray and Mackey Comedy Co.
Among the big repertoire com
panies there is none that travels
more completely equipped than the
Murray and Mackey Comedy Co.
which opens a week's engagement at
the Lyric, starting Monday, Dec. 13.
The opening play for Monday will be
a New York success, which during
the past two season's has been play
ing all the larger cities from coast
to coast. "Why he Divorced Her"
Is a play that appeals to all classes,
every situation depicted on the litho
graphs throughout the city will be
carried out on the stage. Miss Flor
ence J. Murray, the charming young
actress, and Mr. J. M. Donovln, the
well known leading man head the
company and they are supported by
a cast of clever people, numbering
twenty In all. High class and pleas
ing specialties will be given between
the acts. Matinees will be given on
Wednesday and Saturday. Ladles
will be admitted for 15 cents Mon
day evening. A Halted amount of
tickets will be Issued.
OF TOWN COUNCIL
LAST THURSDAY NIGHT
Matters of Interest to Honosdalo
The regular monthly meeting of
tho town council was held in the
council room of tho Town Hall on
Thursday evening, December 2,
1909, at 8 o'clock. There was pres
ent President Charles McCarty, sec
retary Wyman Kimble, and council
men Philip Murray, George Gcnung,
George Penwarden, Thomas Canlvan
and Martin Caufield; also Burgess
Kuhbach. Tho minutes of previous
meeting were approved as read.
Treasurer Penwarden reported hav
ing a balance on hand of $4,124.90,
which Included a check of $14 Just
received from Burgess Kuhbach, be
ing fines, etc., received by him.
Under the head of Reports of
Committee P. R. Murray and George
Gcnung, the committee on fire ap
paratus, reported having purchased
a hose cart and 400 feet of hose for
Hose Company No. 1; further re
ported that the hose cart and hose
had been received, and the bill for
same was presented for approval.
One bill for 400 feet of hose at 95
cents per foot met the approval of
the board; another bill for $167 was
objected to by councilman Wyman
Kimble on the ground that It called
for hose cart, spanners and five
black rubber coats and one white
rubber coat without specifying the
cost of each article. In order to get
the report before the meeting, Mr.
Murray moved the report be accept
ed and the other member of the
committee seconded the motion.
The discussion that followed went to
show that some of the councilmen
were opposed to furnishing coats,
etc., for the members of the new
fire company. One member of the
board claimed it would establish a
precedent that would enable the
other company to collect from the
borough for the coats which had
heretofore been paid for out of their
company's own fund; another coun
cilman stated that he thought the
committee had exceeded their au
thority in purchasing coats. An
amendment was offered by council
man Caufield that the report be
laid upon the table and the com
mittee be instructed to get an Item
ized bill. This was adopted.
The committee, consisting of
Messrs. Penwarden and Canivan,
who were appointed to confer with
Protection Engine Co. in regard to
selling one of the steamers and re
placing It with a hook and ladder
apparatus, reported progress. A
letter, regarding tho purchase of the
steamer by the American Fire En
gine Manufacturers, was read. The
tenor of the-letter was that they did
notjbuy second-hand apparatus, but
would entertain a proposition to
take steamer in part payment of any
new apparatus needed by the bor
ough. This committee was continued
with power to advertise and dispose
of the steamer if possible. Burgess
Kuhbach asked Information in re
gard to the ordinance which calls
for the election of a chief engineer
for the fire department, the forma
tion of the new company making It
necessary for a chief engineer to
have control of the different com
panies. There was a difference of
opinion among the council as to the
proper Interpretation of this ordi
nance which made no mention of a
hose cart, merely specifying engines
and hook and ladder companies, but
President McCarty instructed the
Burgess to hold the election accord
ing to his own Interpretation of the
ordinance, as the ordinance says
"the election must be held on the
first Monday in December and the
members of different companies
must be notified ten days prior to
the day of election." It Is a ques
tion how the Burgess can do this
with the election only eight days
The matter of protest against
George Genung serving as council
man was then brought up and a
lengthy opinion from Henry Wilson,.
Esq., Borough attorney, was read,
in which the law bearing upon the
case was fully related. It clearly
stated that no officer or any person
connected In an official capacity,
with a corporation having a con
tract with the borough, was eligible
as a member of the town council, and
if serving was liable to a heavy fine,
and it was further stated that the
council had no right or power to re
move any of its members. The gist
of the matter, as per the opinion, is,
Genung legally elected, but could
not legally qualify under tho law
without running the risk of a fine.
The committee on taking over the
Spring street sewer reported parties
not ready. Committee continued.
A communication was received
from the Ladles' Improvement so
ciety, requesting the council to en
force the ordinance regarding tho
cleaning of snow from the side
walks. All further business was
suspended and a number of bills
presented and ordered paid. Sum
mary of bills are as follows:
Pollco service for November
Street Department account labor,
$167.28; material, $62; total $229.
28. Fire Department account New
Hose company hose, $380; new
hose company house repairs, $90.
35; Protection Engine company,
$8.00; total. $478.35.
Water service account Rent for
water, $146.26; plugs. 400.28;
Lighting Gas and electric lights,
Sundries account Supplies,
Prison account Meals for prison
ers, $17.25. Grand total, $1,707.15.
SUDDEN DEATH 1
OF LECTURER AT
A Speaker at tho Farmers' Institute
Stricken with Heart Disease.
Hon. R. F. Schwarz, of Antlomlnk,
Monroe county, was stricken down
with heart disease on Wednesday
while speaking at the Farmers' In
stitute in the Mt. Pleasant Academy
and died shortly afterwards. The
deceased was 56 years of age.
A letter received by Mrs. Schwarz,
who is stopping at the Prospect
House, East Stroudsburg, Thursday,
which was written by him a few
hours before his death, states that
he felt well then but was complete
ly tired out, mentally, as the result
of his work at the Institute.
On Monday, because of the lack of
speakers, he was forced to lecture
five times. It was on Friday evening
that he left for Poyntelle, Wayne
county. His wife is grief-stricken
over the sudden death.
Besides his wife, he Is survived .by
one brother and one sister, Oscar
Schwarz and Mrs. Otto Rotton, both
of whom reside in Dessau, Germany,
a short distance from Berlin.
Mr. Schwarz was the son of Fred
erick Schwarz, who died in Germany
in 1879. Mr. Schwarz was born In
Anhalt, Germany, October 31, 1853,
and his education was begun in the
public schools of that locality. At
the age of thirteen he entered the
Ducal Gymnasium in Anhalt, from
which he was graduated in 1867.
Subsequently he studied for two years
in the Mercantile College at Dessau,
graduating in 1869, and on leaving
that institution he entered a school
at Geneva, Switzerland, to study lan
guages. Mr. Schwarz then engaged
in business as a clerk in the office of
L. Moosbach, a wholesale dry-goods
merchant. In May, 1871, he left his
native land on the steamer "Rhein,"
and after a voyage of thirteen days
he landed in New York City.
At that time he was totally un
acquainted with the English lan
guage, but he secured employment
as a traveling salesman for K. Kuhn,
a wholesale tobacconist of New
York. In six weeks he managed to
acquire a good English vocabulary,
and for two years he remained with
For a time he was engaged in
other enterprises, meeting with suc
cess, and on his marriage in 1873 he
took a trip to his native land in com
pany with his bride. On his return
to the United States he made a pros
pecting tour through the West and
located In Chicago as bookkeeper and
.traveling agent for Mr. .Kronburge,
a wholesale Jeweler.
After two years, his health fall
ing, he came to Monroe county, Pa.,
to visit a brother-in-law, Mr. Savage,
of Stroud township.
The salubrious air and attractive
surroundings, together with the pros
pect of wholesome outdoor life, led
him to purchase five acres of land
'In the spring of 1875, and although
he had not expected to realize any
profit from it, he soon discovered
that his garden, which he had plant
ed as a diversion, could be made to
bring him a fair return.
Encouraged by the advice and in
terest of the late Peter Henderson,
of New York, and of Luke W. Brod-
head, the owner of the famous
"Water Gap House," he engaged In
truck farming with such success
that in 1878 be added thirteen acres
to his original purchase.
His place was under fine cultiva
tion, small fruits and vegetables be
ing his speciality, and he found a
good market for his products in
Binghamton, Scranton, Carbondale,
Stroudsburg, Water Gap and the sur
rounding country. Finding the wa
ter supply Insufficient, he Irrigated
his land by a complete system of
pipes, hose and ditch, bringing the
water from a point half a mile away.
Some years ago he added to his do
main. He was a man of fine Intellect and
at time contributed to the public
Politically he was a Democrat and
for years was regarded as one of the
leading local members of the party.
He served eight years on the county
committee, two years on the State
committee and also held numerous
In 1893 Mr. Schwarz was elected
to the State Legislature, and re
elected in 1895. One of the public
measures which was brought about
directly by Mr. Schwarz was the act
establishing the State Normal School
at East Stroudsburg.
He was appointed by Governor
Hastings as one of the trustees of
the school and on April 3, 1899, he
was elected vice president of the in
stitution. He was a member of the Monroe
County Agricultural Society. He was
a Royal Arcanum, Mason and a mem
ber of 8. S. Yoho Commandery
Knights Templar, of Stroudsburg.
Tho masonic bodies he was a mem
ber of also Includes Barger Lodge,
No. 325, F. and A. M. He was also
a charter member of the Royal Arch
Chapter, No. 281, of Monroe; a mem
ber of the Fort Pena Lodge, I. O. O.
F., of Stroudsburg; Knights of Pyth
ias and the Farmers' Alliance.
Mr. Schwarz was one of the speak
ers appointed by the State Agricul
tural Department to conduct Farm
ers' Institutes aad was a wall-knows
lecturer at sues gatherings, through
out the aUte, fro tlste to Use.
"Busquohahna, Dec. 4. In the ar
rest of a man and his wife Erie de
tectives believe they have the key
to the mystery surrounding a largo
number of car burglaries that have
been committed on the Susquehan
na division. The other alleged
members of the gang of car thieves,
It Is expected will be arrested. The
Erie company has lost thousands of
dollars in the past three years
through extensive car burglaries on
tho Susquehanna division.
Tuesday night chief of police Er
wln of Addison, N. Y., ana three
Erie detectives arrested Mr. and Mrs.
John Cooper on a lumber tract four
miles east of that town. Cooper had
a contract to saw a large quantity of
timber for the owner of the land and
was living In a house near the rail
road tracks. A search of the house,
it Is said, revealed among other
things a box containing 81 dresses.
Some of the articles were stolen
over a year ago from freight cars the
detectives say.- Mr. and Mrs. Coop
er were arraigned before a Justice of
the peace on the charge of receiving
stolen goods. Cooper was held in
$1,000 ball and his wife In $200 ball.
THE GREAT AMERICAN PLAY.
"Paid In FuU" to be Played Hero
Again on Thursday Night.
Two millions five hundred thous
and persons had seen "Paid In Full"
when at the end of last season the
Wagenhals & Kemper Company al
lowed its players a brief holiday be
fore starting them out again this
autumn in the celebrated Eugene
Walter drama; and five companies
had appeared In It for a total of two
hundred and forty-four weeks and
two thousand and twelve perform
ances. Here Is a record far exceed
ing any other In theatrical history
the world over. Never before had a
play been acted by .so many com
panies; never had so many persons
seen a play In an equal space of
time; never had there been such
notable runs, including two solid
years in New York and six months
in Chicago; never before had a play
without music gone through a sum
mer either in New York or Chicago,
and never had a play made such a
record for return visits. Going bock
five and six times to many places
"Paid in Full" always did an in
' ' pipm THE
and when near SOMMER'S JEWELRY
STORE call In and see the elegant line
of Diamonds, Watches, Clocks and
Jewelry, also Havliand and Japanese
China, Umbrellas, Brick-a-brec and
HENRY Z. RUSSELL.
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 Stock holders,
The Comptroller of the Currency has placed It on the HONOR
ROLL, from the fact that Its Sarplus Fund more than
equals Its capital stock.
What Class 0
are YOU in I
The world has always been divided into two classes those' who have
saved, those who have spent the thrifty and the extravagant.'
It is the savers who have bnilt the houses, the mills, the bridges, the
railroads, the ships and all the other great works which stand for man's
advancement and happiness.
The spenders are slaves to the savers. It is the law of nature. We
want you to be a saver to open an account in our Savings Department
and bo independent.
One Dollar will Start an Account.
This Bank will be pleased to receive all
or a portion of YOUR banking business.
creased business. Invariably tho au
diences were bigger. A record
maker Indeed Is this Eugene Walter
play, and a rousing welcome -will be
extended to It by local playgoers
when it comes to the Lyric oa
Thursday, Dec. 9th. A feature of
tho forthcoming engagement id the
brilliant cast that will appear la
"Paid In Full." It la a New York
company Messrs. Wagenhals &
Kemper aro sending hero, a cast
that was in the famous play In New
York where, as everybody knows,
it made the biggest hit Broadway
has ever known.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION,
. Late of Ilonesdale, Pa.
All persona Indebted to said estate are noti
fied to make immediate payment to the un
dersigned; and those having, claims aealnat
the said estate are notified to present them
duly attested for settlement.
WM. H. KRANTZ.
JOHN E. KRANTZ,
. . Administrators.
Ilonesdale. Pa. Dec 8. 1909. 97U)
BENJ. II. DITTRICH. Lessee A Manager.
THURSDAY Dec. 9
Prices: 35-50-75-1.00 and 1.50
3- SEAT SALK opens at the Box Office
at 930 a. m., Wednesday Dec. 8th.
JEWELRY STORE IS
GREAT HOLIDAY BAZAAR
EDWIN F.TORRE :
ALBERT C. LINDSAY