The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, February 01, 1911, Image 1

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mHE CITIZEN is tlio most
X widely rend scnil-wcckly
newspaper in Wnyno County.
Lustier now than at any tlmo in
its 08 years' hlwtory.
n OOI) MORNING, lia&gtcad-
vJT erst Wo tlMRKcwu for
your co-operation
inc the
Hcrnitulu Contest,
n great
success 1
68th YEAR.
NO. 9
22,740,108 VOT
Miss Helen Lehman, Hawley, With 1,732,474 Votes
Procession, And Wins The Companionship
"That was dandy!"
"Isn't that lovely?"
"I never expected to get It."
"I am more than pleased," "I
worked for all that was In It."
These are only a few of the ex
pressions of delight that were waft
ed over the telephone to THE CITI
ZEN office by the successful contest
ants, when the result of the "battle
of the ballots" was made known to
The omce of THE CITIZEN was
the scene Monday night of an ex
citing meet. Promptly at 10 o'clock
the ballot box, brimful and running
over, was opened by M. .1. Hanlan,
one of the Judges and the counting
of the votes began.
Rev George S. Wendell, the popu
lar pastor of the First Baptist
church, arranged the subscription
and vote coupons in little heaps.
Prothonotary M. J. Hanlan with the
accuracy and precision gained by
fifteen years' experience' in Court
House work, tabulated the returns.
It was a real treat to see H. Scott
Salmon, the veteran cashier of the
Wayne County Savings Dank count
and recount the vouchers, and an
nounce the results of his computa
tions to the judges and the crowd
of anxious and excited lookers-on.
"A Woninn Is Only A Woman, Hut
A Good Cigar Is A Smoke!"
It was midnight before the strenu
ous task was over. The Judges
heaved a sigh of relief, lighted their
fragrant Havanas, and strolled leis
urely homeward.
And the contestants? Oh yes, they
were "on the Job" all right. From
six o'clock on there was an Inces
sant stream of 'phono calls. And
when the result was Anally announc
ed to them, the chorus of "Oh my's '
and "Oh joy's" from the delighted
victors was good to hear.
And those who ran and failed to
win? Well they took the result
good-naturedly. It was a great
fight, and those who lost were "good
And those who wagered money on
the outcome? Well, we are not re
sponsible for their actions. Not a
man on THE CITIZEN bet a dollar
on any of the "heats."
If the management of THE CITI
ZEN could do it, ALL, would have
received prizes.
And now, dear dear dressmakers!
Out with your latest fashion plates!
And oh you milliners, produce your
latest creations! For the crowd of
contestants, both winners and losers,
are a good-looking set, and your
wares will but enhance the beauty
of an already attractive bevy of girls
and young women.
And lastly but not leastly: All
aboard for Bermuda!
It's all over.
THE CITIZEN'S Bermuda Tour
contest Is now a matter of history.
At 10 o'clock Monday night the
biggest newspaper contest ever con
ducted In the northeastern part of
Pennsylvania came to a close.
After counting the votes Monday
night and checking and re-checklng
to Insure absolute fairness of decis
ion the labors of the Judges are at
last over and the complete records
are announced.
Five young ladles of Wayne county
will prepare for the delightful trip to
the Bermuda Islands, four are the
proud and happy owners of genuine
diamonds rings of considerable
These rings are all ready to turn
over to the winners and the tour
winners may now commence their
preparations for the trip. Full de
tails as to the day on which the par
ty will leave Honesdale will be an
nounced later.
There are also four watches which
have been won by young ladies nam
ed as the result of the votes.
Some ten weeks ago THE CITI
ZEN announced Its contest. The re
turn mail brought the first nomina
tions, and in a few days following
the initial announcement popular
ladles from all over the county wero
The contest appealed to everyone
as manifestly fair, for It provided
that at least three of the prizes
should bo awarded to each division,
regardless of the votes cast In any
other division and that the candi
dates receiving the highest number
of votes in the entire contest would
be permitted, to choose a companion
on tho tour.
Guin To Contestants.
Tho candidates will havo been the
gainers, although their names do not
appear on the list of the winners, for
they havo Increased their acquaint
ance and have cemented their bonds
of friendship even closer than when
admiring friends placed their names
before the public as a candidate for a
Tlio .Largest Contest Ever,
With the closing of the contest for
the tours of Europe, the diamond
rings and gold watches given by THE
CITIZEN there has ended the largest
and most successful event of the
1 tltL
kind ever held in Northeastern Penn
sylvania. During the entire ten
weeks tho Tour department lias been
kept burled in votes, and as the clos
ing days began to draw near, friends
of tho ladies who wanted the prizes
grew more anxious and showered
votes on the department, and Mon
day night the ballot box was almost
full, and It was no small job for tho
judges to count the heavy mass of
little white papers.
At 10 p. in. Monday the last votes
had to bo polled, and with a rush to
cast a few votes for their friends the
contest ended, and to-day is mndo
known tho happy winners of the
five tours, the companionship honor,
the four diamond rings and four gold
watches. The result of these prizes
will make a number of young peo
ple happy for a long time, and they
will have cause to remember long
the efforts in their behalf. The con
test has been a success from all
points of view and THE CITIZEN de
sires to thank the contestants and
their friends for the interest taken
and the good work which has been
done in adding to THE CITIZEN'S
subscription list. THE CITIZEN re
grets sincerely that it is not able
to give prizes to all who took part
in the contest, for all deserve to
win the coveted prizes, and it is hop
ed that those who won will enjoy
them to the utmost.
Fairness Of Tho Contest.
Disinterested parties everywhere,
business men and the contestants
themselves are praising THE CITI
ZEN for the impartial treatment ac
corded every candidate. Everything
was done to facilitate the work of
the contestants and their friends and
the result Is that everything has
turned out in tho most gratifying
Honors Deserved.
Tho successful contestants are
named to-day as the result of the
official count of the prominent and
disinterested gentlemen who acted
as judges and who had no concern
In the contest other than to accept
the invitations of the management to
make a thorough and complete can
vass or the votes. The mere mention
of the names of these gentlemen Is
assurance of their integrity. They
are well known and highly esteemed
by their business associates, and by
all with whom they come In contact,
as thorough and honorable men.
All Could Not Win.
The one feature of the contest that
THE CITIZEN does not like is that
everyone could not win a prize, but
in the very nature of things this is
impossible and there is sympathy In
plenty lor those who have no mater
ial benefit to show for their efforts,
Later on they will surely find that
benefit there has been, and of a high
kind, for they have necessarily de
veloped self-confidence, business
ability, and Independence which will
help them to bo successful in the bat
tle that lasts long after the "battle
of ballots" is forgotten that Is the
battle of life.
Those who win certainly feel rich
ly rewarded for their efforts and they
will appreciate the handsome prizes
far more than If they had been laid
at their feet without any work on
their part and without the manifold
associations of friendship and good
will which go with these prizes won
by the assistance of their acquaint
ances. Make The Awards With Pleasure.
It is a pleasant task for THE
CITIZEN to make the awards to the
successful candidates with the
heartiest good wishes for their en
joyment of them, nnd a keen apprec
iation of the work that they have
done during the past ten weeks.
Tlio Contest Company.
The public can have no adequate
Idea of the immense amount of de
tail work necessary, nor of the gen
eral magnitude of such an enterprise
as that of conducting a contest such
as that which has just closed. To
tho outside It looks easy, but to tho
promoters and workers in the office,
it assumes a different aspect. Dili
gence, judgment, absoluto fairness
theso are some of tho attributes that
are necessary to make a successful
contest, and, each must bo employed
to the limit. The men who come In
contact with the contestants must
possess every one of these virtues.
The publishers of THE CITIZEN
realized this when the .question of a
contest was first considered, and the
extremely favorable endorsement
presented by the United Contest Co..
Incorporated, of Cleveland, O., to
gether with their enviable record of
a large number of successful con
tests, led to the engagement of tholr
services. THE CITIZEN welcomes
this opportunity to publicly express
Us opinion that no better choice
could have been made. An abso
lutely fair, clean-cut contest was de
manded of them In every particular.
The firemen of Seelyville gave
a dance Friday night.
t !
We, the undersigned committee, appointed to canvass tho -f
f official vote of THE CITIZEN'S Bermuda and Prize Contest, do -f ,
ncreoy state tnat to tne Dest ot our Knowledge ana oenei, mat -t-1
the contest was conducted upon fair nnd business-like methods, -f
f and upon official canvass of the votes, we find the persons men-
tioned below entitled to the prizes offered by THE CITIZEN. -f
M. J. hanlan; H-
-f The honor of choosing a companion Was won by MISS HELEN
LEHMAN, of Hawley, who will take her sister, MISS LENA
LEHMAN on the Tour.
DISTRICT NO. 1 Helene Purdy 1,501,(100 -f
DISTRICT NO. 2 Helen Lehman 1,732,471 -f
DISTRICT NO. 3 Mary Gilchrist 1,040,023
DISTRICT NO. 4 Ella Ehrhardt 770,000 -f
DISTRICT NO. 1 Edna Hawker 1,437,028
DISTRICT NO. 2 Elizabeth Tuman 1,103,570 -t-
DISTRICT NO. 3 Alice Ward 045,751
DISTRICT NO. 4 Olive Lockwood 730,031
DISTRICT NO. 1 Clara Saunders 1,003,813
DISTRICT NO. 2 Hazel James 833,348
f DISTRICT NO. 3 Adalaide Watson 543,015
DISTRICT NO. 4 Mrs. Frank Waltz 730,002 -f
List o candidates with votes counted up to 10 p. m. Monday. -f
"r -K ,.
This Includes all the Borough of Honesdale and all of Texas except
Texas No. 3. A tour of Bermuda, a diamond ring and a gold watch are
sure to go to this district.
Miss Helene Purdy Miss Frances Purdy 1,5G1,600
Miss Edna Hawker Miss Ethel Hawker 1,437,028
Miss Clara Saunders '. Mrs. R. B. Brennerman ..1,093,813
Miss Margaret O'Brien 842,771
Miss Blanche Secor 4G7.45G
Miss Annie Ripple 373,580
Miss Lucy Murtha 339,315
Miss Alma Campfield 247,085
Miss Vera Rickard 170,120
Miss Gertrude Krantz 40,880
This Includes Hawley Borough, Texas No. 3, and all of Palmyra,
Berlin, Oregon, Damascus and Paupack townships.
A tuur to Bermuda, a diamond ring and a gold watch are sure to
go to this district.
Miss Helen Lehman Miss Lena Lehman 1,732,474
Miss Elizabeth Tuman 1.1G3.570
Miss Hazel D. James Miss Lena F. Osborne 833,348
Miss Alma Noble Mrs. H. C. Noble 741,000
Miss Josephine Spinner 728,405
Miss Fannie Fromer Miss Musette Appley 410,600
Miss Hattie Seipp Miss Sadie Walsh 392,701
Miss Frances Robinson Miss Wilma Knapp 391,597
Miss Clara Gaston Miss Catherine White 321,227
Miss Nellie Langan Miss Susie Banks 108,390
This includes Bethany Borough, Starrucca Borough and Clinton,
Lebanon, Mount Pleasant, Manchester, Buckingham, Preston and Scott
A tour of Bermuda, a diamond ring and a gold watch are sure to
go to this district.
Miss Mary Gilchrist Miss Myrtle C. Heywood . .1,046,623
Miss Alice Ward
Miss Adelaide Watson
Miss Blanche Blake Miss Lena Coffrey 527,688
Miss Estella McAvoy IliHIS
Miss Suslo McGraw 5?'S
Miss Viola Allen Miss Mary Allen 3?2'rl?
Miss Grace Monaghan ? 7,011
Miss Mae Flynn rH??
Miss Mabel E. Waldler Mrs. A. Waidler 50,145
Miss Alma Gultoff 44.485
This includes Prompton and Waymart Boroughs, Cherry Ridge Can
aan. South Canaan, Lake, Salem, Sterling, Dreher and Lehigh town
ships. A tour of Bermuda, a diamond ring and a gold watch are sure to
go to this district.
Miss Ella Ehrhardt . 215'Sij?
Miss Olive Lockwood Miss Ruth Inch 73C.931
Mrs. Frank Waltz ..
Miss Cora Alt Miss Alma C. Peet 554.52G
Miss Cora Miller, R D 2 Miss Vera Murray
Miss Margaret Spry Miss Genevieve Lord
Mrs. Orpha Swingle Miss Dennle Swingle 459,048
MIbs Lullela Cross Miss Rose Angels Hl'lV
Miss Elsie M. Howe ll'llr
Miss Emma Bates ? J'onn
Miss Agnes E. Beahen
Miss Frances Richardson , 45,975
Death Of Georgo W. Homes.
George W.. Barnes died suddenly
at Monte Carlo. Mr. Barnes married
Miss Alice Barnes, daughter ot the
late Coe F. Young, Honesdale, March
27. 1877.
Death Of R. P. TnggnrU
T? V. Tnirsrnrt. Hlprt .Tnnlinrv 23.
at Hillsdale, Wyoming, at the age of
SD years. Air. faggari enusiea iu
1862 in Honesdale In Company 0.,
141 P. V. A complete obituary
sketch will appear in our next issue.
To Her Credit, Leads The
Bermuda Trip.
Frcy-Wcrt Nuptials At South Ster
ling. On Wednesday, January 25, at 12
o'clock, noon, a beautiful home wed
ding took place at tho residence of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Wert, South
Sterling, Pa., when their daughter,
Miss Caroline, became the wife of
Russell E. Frey. Rev. Webster,
Sterling, Pa., united the couple who,
unattended, stood under an arch.
The bride wore a beautiful dress of
white moussellne satin and carried
a bouquet of white carnations. The
wedding inarch was played by Miss
Ella Ehrhardt. After congratula
tions all retired to the large dining
room where a -sumptuous repast was
served. The presents were many,
consisting of money, cut glass, sil
verware, decorated china ware and
furniture. Those present were: Mr.
and Mrs. C. F. Wert, South Sterl
ing; Mrs. William Haser and son,
Haven, South Sterling; Miss Annie
Wert, South Sterling; Ray and
Ralph Wert, South Sterling; Mr.
and Mrs. John Frey anddaughter,
Charlotte, South Sterling; Mr. and
Mrs. Herbert Akers, South Sterling;
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Robacker, South
Sterling; Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Frey,
LaAnna; Mr. and Mrs. G. V. Frey,
South Sterling; Mr. D. L. Frey,
South Sterling; Mr. and Mrs. F. A.
Ehrhardt, Jr., Newfoundland; Mr.
and Mrs. George Ehrhardt, New
foundland; Miss Ella C. Ehrhardt,
Newfoundland; Harry Ehrhardt,
Newfoundland; Mr. and Mrs. William
J. Beehn, Newfoundland; Mr. and
Mrs. Thos. Barnes, South Sterling;
Mr. and Mrs. William Robacker,
South Sterling; Mr. Ward Frey,
South Sterling; Mr. Lewis Akers,
South Sterling; Mr..and-Mrs.. E. E.
Carlton, South Sterling; Mr. and
Mrs. Homer Gilpin, South Sterling;
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Gilpin, South
Sterling; James Gilpin, South Sterl
ing; Mrs. Margaret Frick, Sbuth
Sterling; Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Carlton, South Sterling; Miss Mable
Smith, South Sterling; Miss Mable
Carlton, South Sterling; Miss Lila
Carlton, South Sterling; Miss Lila
Haag, South Sterling; .Mrs. Pearl
Frick, South Sterling; Fred Gregg,
LaAnna; Miss Kate Simons, La
Anna; Mr. and Mrs. William Gcigel
and son, Robert, Wilkes-Barre; Mr.
and Mrs. George Marshall, Goulds
boro; Mr. and Mrs. G. Holtz, Goulds
boro; Mrs. George Schelterle,
Gouldsboro; Mrs. Fred Dierolf,
Election Law Date List Convenient
To Carry In Your Card
Tho following are dates provided
by various election laws and amend
ments subject to change by the Leg
islature of 1911:
Primary election, Saturday, June
General election, Tuesday, Novem
ber 7.
Last day for filing petitions for
nominations of Spring primary, with
tho Secretary of the Commonwealth,
Saturday, May G. Last day for fil
ing for same election with the coun
ty commissioners Saturday, May 13.
Last day for filing certificates of
nomination, made by tho State Con
ventions, with tho Secretary of the
Commonwealth, Tuesday, September
Last day for filing nomination pa
pers for November election with the
Secretary of the Commonwealth,
Tuesday, October 3.
Last day for filing nomination pa
pers with the county commissioners
for county and municipal offices,
Tuesday, October 17; for school di
rectors, borough, township and elec
tion officers, Monday, October 23.
Last day to be assessed, Wednes
day, September G.
Last day to pay tax, Saturday,
October 7.
Last day to file election expense
accounts, Thursday, December 7.
In addition to abolishing tho Feb
ruary election tho constitutional
amendments of 1910 provide as fol
lows: All county officers who were elect
ed In 1907, and whoso commissions
run from the first Monday of Janu
ary, 1908, will servo until the first
Monday of Jan. 1911.
All county officers who were elect
ed in 1909, and whose commission
runs from the first Monday In Jenu
ary, 1910, will serve until tho first
Monday of January, 1914.
All officers elected In February,
1910, to offices the regular term of
which Is two years, and also election
officers aud assessors chosen at that
election, shall serve until the first
Monday of December, 1911. Asses
sors named at the November elec
tion, 1911, and thereafter, shall
serve four years. Election officers
will serve two years.
All Justices of the Peace, magis
trates and aldermen chosen at the
February election, 1910, shall serve
" Thero Is not a man on earth so
black, or crime so damning, none so
bad but what if he come to God,
God will pardon his sin, blot out his
transgressions, cleanse his heart, and
make him every whit whole."
This was the comfortable doctrine
held out to "poor sinners" at the
Union Revival services held in the
Central Methodist Episcopal church
last Friday evening, by the paBtor,
the Rev. Will H. Hlller, who deliv
ered a powerful sermon, preaching
from the text, Acts 27:25, "I believe
The audience was disappointingly
small, but what it lacked In num
bers, it made up in enthusiasm, for
at the altar service, six penitents,
four women and two girls, who have
given themselves to the Lord, dur
ing these revival services, came for
ward, and there followed a good,
old-fashioned season of spiritual re
freshing. In the Introduction to his sermon.
Rev. Hlller gave an intensely real
istic description of the tempest-tossed
vessel In which Paul was being
conveyed to Rome. So vivid was tho
portrayal of the fury of tho ele
ments, that one could. almost see tho
waves rise mountain high, and the
panic-stricken faces of the sailors
whose lives were In jeopardy.
"The strongest reason that any
man can give for the hope that Is
In him," continued Rev. Hiller, is "I
believe God. That makes the pris
oner, ruler. Belief in God that's
what conquers every situation In
this life, makes every man mastei of
circumstances, who can truly say, I
believe God.
"God has spoken unto men, so
that men, If they will, may under
stand what He said, at least so far
as to bo obedient to His commands.
The important question for you and
me is, whether we believe those
things that God has spoken.
"Thero's none righteous, no not
one," "The soul that slnneth, It shall
dlo" death because of sin." God
speaks again. That sentence Is not
absolute. If men meet the conditions
God has given. There is no man on
earth so bad but what If he come to
God, God will pardon his sin, blot
out His transgressions, cleanse His
heart, and make Him every whit
"Men, who can say in tho depth of
their hearts, I believe God, and obe
diently do His will, to such God will
give the victory."
"And so to you who are out of
Christ will you take Jesus us your
Saviour? believe God and be saved'
Never mind the difficulties and temp
tations. Cast them by faith on the
Lord. O poor sinner, hear God call,
and come to Him, and bellovlng on
Him, be saved."
The Rev. G. S. Wendell directed
tho singing, and the Rev. W. H.
Swift, D. D., offered prnyer.
Purview Hospital May Ho Enlarged.
Harrlsburg, Pa. The segregation
of all convicts, criminal insane and
epileptics, in the state, at one mam
moth institution is planned in a bill
soon to be introduced In tho Legis
lature. The scheme Is to have the
convicts work, making tho Institu
tion practically self-supporting.
A commission Is to dispose of
present penitentiary and hospital
grounds and buildings and secure
options of a site for tho proposed In
stitution. Farvlew may be selected and the
building under way there enlarged.
Tho commission Is to report to the
1913 Legislature.
So Says Authority On This Impor
tant Subject.
"Thero Is no genuine grip around
here. There's lot of bronchial
troubles, coughs and rheumatic
troubles, and to satisfy the people,
wo call them "grlppy colds." Grip
Is generally due to climatic changes
of the weather, carelessness In dress,
until the first Monday of December,
.After the year 1910 all terms of city
ward, borough, township and elec
tion officers shall begin on the first
Monday in December in odd number
ed years.