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68th YEAR. --NO. 28
HONESDALE, WAYNE 00., PA., FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 1911.
PRICE 2 OEfS
4 KICKERS KICK FOUR PRIZES HOME
OR. BRADYON FLU. BAPTIST MEETING
Says Country Is Over-Run Dr. Soars Explains Ob
With Land Schemes ! Sections To Budget
HUNDREDS OK MILLIONS HAVE
IlEEX SUNK IN FLORIDA
Dr. Robert W. Brady, who return
ed Monday night from a two months'
tour of Florida, when seen by a Citi
zen reporter at the Hotel Wayne,
Wednesday, talked freely of the
pleasures of life In the Sunny South,
where he has spent five Winters with
When asked whether he had gain
ed any ,ln weight he said, "Did you
think I gained? Do 1 look any stout
er?" and regretfully admitted "I
gained about ten pounds, I am sorry
"I went down right after New
Year's, the fourth of January." The
only people from Wayne county,
whom he met there, was Dr. Hand,
Scranton, a former Wayne countean.
"We were at the same hotel," contin
ued Dr. Brady, "at Indianola and at
"Is Florida land a good invest
ment?" he was asked.
"I think not," he replied. "Well,
for one thing the soil Is poor, and
another they have so many long
dry spells. Then in Summer, in
June, they have a wet season. The
whole country is under water.
"There are ro many insect pests
destroying gardens, and annoying in
dividuals." In response to the question wheth
er there were many Florida land ex
ploiters, he said:
"It's full of them from coast to
(Continued on Page Five.)
PROMISING CANDIDATES FOR
POSITIONS'; . FUTURE. PLANS.,
OUTFIELD 'AND PITCHING fa
The. Baseball; dtlubheliiSanother
meeting on Monday . evening. The
management read letters which
showed a very bright prospect of
forming a league between Carbon
dale, Archbald, Forest City and
Honesdale; perhaps White Mills and
Honesdale's chances of capturing
the Hag are very good, all the old
players except one being in line and
several fast youngsters are going to
make a bid for a regular berth.
John Schilling for the outfield and
Horace Carr, a new southpaw, are
probably the two most promising
The plans for a first-class per
formance for the minstrel are about
carried out. They include two
feature acts from a well known
vaudovllle circuit and two singers
from Scranton in addition to the best
home talent obtainable.
Special scenery and costumes as
well as music have been ordered
and rehearsing will soon commence.
LEAVE FOR BERMUDA
CITIZENS PARTY STARTS APRIL
11 iANI) RETURNS APRIL 21. u
The contestants who are to etijby
the trip to Bermuda as the re
sult of their winning in the Citizen
Circulation Contest will leave nones
dale next Tuesday, April 11, on the
morning train. Arriving in New
York they will go to the New Grand
Hotel, Broadway and 31st street, for
luncheon, and will pass the after
noon In seeing the sights of New
York under the directions of tho
Hon. E. B. Hardenborgh. After din
ner at tho hotel they will go to the
Hippodrome and return to the hotel
for tho night.
Wednesday at 10 a. m., they will
leave New York on the steamer
"Bermudian" arriving in Bermuda
Friday, April 14.
They will be taken to all points of
Interest In Bermuda which Is now at
the height of tho season with the
lilies in full bloom and they have
tho advantage of being there over
Easter Sunday, which Is thought to
toe the best time of the year.
Their sightseeing trips in Bermuda
will include among other delights tho
drive to St. George's, the drive to
Glbbs' Lighthouse, a steamer trip to
the Coral Reefs, a visit to the De
vil's Hole, a trip to Crystal Cave and
many other Bermudian points of in
They will leave Bermuda on Tues
day, April 18, by the steamer "Ta
Kus" and arrive In New York on
Thursday, April 20, where they will
stop over night at the New Grand
Those taking tho trip, first-class In
every particular, are Miss Mary Gil
christ and Bister, of Bethany; Miss
Ilelene Purdy, Seelyvllle, and Miss
Hva Wilson, Honesdale,
No expense has been or will be
spared to make the trip a wonder
Tho other winning contestants who
are unable at this time to take the
trip will deceive tho full value In
cash. They are Miss Ella Ehrhardt,
Newfoundland, and tho Misses Helen
and Lena Lehman, Hawley.
MAY FORM LEAGUE
DRS. RAINEY, , KUNKEL, HARMON,
McEWEN, DAK ICR ALSO
A rousing missionary conference
was held in the First Baptist church,
Twelfth and Church streets, Tuesday
afternoon, presided over by the Rev.
C. A. Soars, D. D., Philadelphia, sec
retary of the Pennsylvania State
Mission Board, under the auspices of
the Wayne County Baptist Associa
tion, consisting of seven pastors, who
minister to the spiritual needs of
more than a thousand communicants
in the nineteen churches under their
Dr. Soars explained at the outset
that the object of the gathering was
to discuss "just what wo are trying
to do as a denomination, and to get
some helpful suggestions."
Objections To Budget System.
"There is more or loss objection
to the 'budget system," said Dr.
Soars, "on the basis of extreme in
dependence. A Baptist church is so
Independent they won't stand for
any sort of dictation. You can't
order a Baptist church to do any
"Our three national societies have ,
been a law unto themselves. The
Foreign Mission Society, the Home
Mission Society, the Publicaton so-,
ceiy, inese tnree organizations asK
Baptists to give them a certain sum
of money. Now we had no voice in
tho working of these societies. You
had to pay $100 to become a life
member in any one of them. They
were administered on a purely mon
ey basis altogether. As a church
(Continued on Page Four.)
TO PAVE Ml ST.?
County Commissioners A-
sujoier Estate . highway
At the nicotine: nf thn nnnntv rnm.
missloners, Tuesday, resolutions ap
proving tne paving ot Main street,
as well as a strip of road in Texas
township, were adopted and will be
sent to the State Highway depart
ment. Main street has been sadly in
need of "reconstruction" for many
years, and it is confidently expected
that active operations will he begun
v The Highway in Honesdale bor
ough for which State aid has been
asked is about G54 0 feet long, com
mencing on Main and Terrace street,
thence north on Main street to Tex
as township line, 5S40 feet. And an
other piece commencing on Terrace
street at the Texas township line
near the Catholic church, thence
down Terrace street to Main street;
thence South on Main street to
Fourth street; thence on Fourth
street to the Iron bridge, 740 feet,
making in all 6540 feet in need of
Also a section of highway In Tex
as township, C000 feet long, begin
ning at the north end of the borough
of Honesdale on Main street; thence
up Main street to the 'Harding
bridge; thence across said bridge and
north to the Dyberry township line
to the State Road. This, applica
tion was asked for by the supervisors
of Texas township, March 4, 1911,
who are Lawrence Weldner, John
Ordung, Sr., Fred H. Mauer.
Honesdale Boy Making
Good With Washington
PITCHERS 7 1 VICTORY AT AT
LANTA, GA., ON TUESDAY.
Atlanta, Ga., . April 4. Fred
Sherry is the new hero of the Na
tionals and Jimmy McAleer has
picked up another embryonic star
to join Billy Cunningham, Eddie
Ainsmlth, and John Henry. The
Youngston hurler has gone the dis
tance, without whip or spur, and has
shown the proper ability needed for
Sherry, or Schuerholz, to use his
right name, was there with the right
stuff yesterday, and had the Conroy
crowd standing on their heads. He
deserved a shut-out to his credit, but
the gods of war decreed otherwise,
ana he rests content with a 7 to 1
Still once more McAleer wanted to
test the coal miner, and now he
knows that In Sherry he has a twlrler
who may one day be the bright lumi
nary of the American League. The
lad tired toward the end, but stuck
to his job In veteran style. He pass
ed three and fanned two, but the
Conroy crowd was unable to get more
than six hits, and they were all
singles. Sherry was at all times in
command of his ball, and went down
tho line like a veteran. Washington
BJimmary of important
Over The Country
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Recent Photograph of United States
the Congressional message of the
600 .WORD MESSAGE i
PRESIDENT TAFT ASUS. FOR
EARLY INDORSEMENT OF
In a message only GOO words in
length President Taft yesterday urg
ed upon congress the need of prompt
action indorsing the Canadian reci
procity agreement, ihat was the
only topic mentioned, and aside from
an outline of the history of the
measure in the last Congress, con
sisted simply in explaining his obli
gation to Canada to get Congres
sional action as quickly as possible
and in referring to the popular, ap
proval manifest throughout the
country since the publication of the
terms of the agreement.
Of almost equal Interest was a
statement issued this morning by
Champ Clark, the new Democratic
Speaker, in explanation of his failure
to refer to reciprocity in his sum
mary yesterday of the legislative
programme of the Democrats. He
said, in giving out the statement,
that if he had thought of it he would
have mentioned reciprocity In the
close of his speech, but that In fall
ing to do so he Intended rather to
take It for granted that It had Dem
ocratic support than to slight It.
LORIMER SLUSH" FUND
C. S. FUNK TELLS OF $100,000 TO
Dispatches from Springfield, 111.,
state that Clarence S. Funk, general
manager of the International Har
vester Company, before the State
Senate Bribery Investigating Com
mittee testified Wednesday that Ed
ward Hines, a millionaire lumber
dealer of Chicago had asked him as
manager of the Harvester Company
to contribute $10,000 to reimburse
certain men who had put up a $100,
000 "slush" fund to elect William
Lorlmer to the United States Senate.
Funk testified that Hines named
Edward Tllden, a wealthy Chicago
packer, as the collector of this fund
to reimburse the men who, as Mr.
Hines was quoted as having said,
had "underwritten" the election of
Tho witness said he had given H.
H. Kohlsaat, publisher of the Chicago
Record-Herald, information in con
fidence on which tho Chicago pub
lisher had based an editorial, Tho
publication in February last of this
editorial, which charged the use of
a $ 100,000 fund to elect Lorlmer, re
sulted In tho calling of Mr. Kohlsaat
as a witness before the committee.
Mr. Kohlsaat refused to make
known the name of Mr. Funk, He
was then given one week's time in
which to divulge this name, or stand
In contempt of the Senate Commit
Mr. Funk testified to-day he had
voluntarily released Mr. Kohlsaat
from the pledge of confidence, when
he felt that the publisher would be
sent to jail unless the information
PACH BROS.. N.V.
Executive who holds the record for
shortest number of wdrds.
PRIMARY BILL PASSES
NO OPPOSITION IN THE HOUSE;
FINALLY DECIDE ON SEP
The House passed the Tustin pri
mary election bill on the second
rending without opposition at Har-
risburg Wednesday afternoon.
April 1 8 has been named as the last
day for bills in the House.
The primary bill was so amended
that the ballot boxes can be opened
on petition of voters. The bill
names Saturday Sept. 30 as the date
for the fall primaries.
None of the Republican leaders
will admit that there has been any
agreement as to the date of final
adjournment. In the opinion of
conservative legislators tho General
Assembly may be here until June 1,
although should the leaders give the
word its work can be disposed of by
80,000 MARCH IN RAIN
SIX-HOUR PARADE IN HONOR OF
VICTIMS OF FACTORY FIRE.
The skies wept as 80,000 working
women and men marched in proces
sion ) in New York Wednesday to
prove they mourn the fate of the one
hundred and forty-three who were
their fellows who perished in the fire
at No. 23 Washington place March
The parade was as Impressive as
any New York ever saw; the demean
or of the participants and of the
quarter of a million of spectators was
Ail proved their grief at the cost
of suffering and self-sacrifice, for
they marched or stood for six hours
In the rain.
And while the procession was
moving, without the blare of music,
timed only by a few muffled drums,
the bodies of the fire victims impos
sible of Identification were being
buried in Evergreen cemetery,
In Washington place, where the
tragedy had occurred, more than 7,
000 people packed the two blocks
from wall to wall on both sides of
Most of tho marchers were bare
headed; not one In fifty carried an
umbrella; the street " mud oozed
through their thin shoes; they
marched on, silent, uncomplaining.
The crowds on the sidewalks were
as silent as the marchers.
The remains of the unidentified
victims of the fire were taken from
the Bellevue morgue to Evergreen
cemetery In Brooklyn In eight
hearses. One body was that of a
man, six were of girls.
In the casket of the eighth hearse
were a few fragments. Whether
these fragments belonged to one or
to several bodies no one could tell,
so they were hurled together. Each
body was placed In a casket of black
broadcloth with silver handles. Up
on tho cover of each was a silver
plate, upon which was engraved:
"This casket contains a victim of
tHe Asch Building Fire, March 25,
One banner was carried on which
was written: "Wo demand fire pro
Losers Kick Themselvs
Again Next Week
KICK KRAZE SPREADS BEYOND THE STATE; ONE KICK FKOSl
IOWA; ANOTHER FROM TEXAS; EVERYBODY ENJOYING
KONTEST; JUST KICK.
We feel It koming. It you haven't kicked before, you're going to kick
now, because the award of prizes for this week Is bound to displease some.
But we kan't help it. We have studied the voluminous number of vlcl
kid water proof kicks with the utmost kare and we take pleasure In
awarding tho prizes as follows:
Prize No. 1. Orvllle Welsh, Tyler Hill, Pa., whose kick about his
subway hens appeared in the last issue of The Citizen. Why subway? Be
cause the passengers can't sit either.
Prize No. 2. P. J. T. Tuttlo, Hawley, Pa., who has planted a kick
In the column below.
Prize No. 3. Mrs. E. E. Dunning, Seelyvllle, Pa., whose danty little
foot has landed right in the middle of a vexing problem as indicated be
low. Prize No. 4. Children's size kick or the 10-word kick. Pearl Bennett,
Honesdale, Pa. See below.
It has been a mighty difficult problem to decide on the excellence of
the kicks which have bombarded this office. We have been impartial and
conscientious and we sigh with relief that it is all over until next week.
Anyway we know of at least four people who won't kick the kicks and
they are the lucky winners. Their kicks are as follows:
The Citizen, Honesdale, Pa.:
I promised to earn a dollar this month,
I kick; because kicking's contagious.
I kick for that dollar, please send it, and prove
Your kick scheme a thing not outrageous.
P. J. T. TUTTLE, Hawley, Pa.
Well, here is your prize and so now you can prove
You've kept to your promise. Please holler
Out loud that this sheet has just started to move
Upwards. Many thanks! Here's your dollar.
Editor of The Citizen:
I kick because the gentlemen
busy little town streets in such a
pave Main street the whole length.
city. Who's first.
The ladies, my dear madame,
Editor of The Citizen: ,
i I kick bekos we kan't have street kars in Honesdale.
(MISS) PEARL BENNETT,' Honesdale, Pa.
It doesn't really seem fare (five cents please, step lively), does It?
Capt. Conger, 29th Infan
try Looks lath Over .
FORTY-TWO MEN TURNED OUT
WEDNESDAY NIGHT; GOOD
Captain A . L. Conger, of the
Twenty-ninth Infantry, U. S. A., sta
tioned at Fort Niagara, N. Y Wed
nesday night, Inspected Company E,
Thirteenth Infantry, when forty men
and two officers turned out. The
present strength of the company is
58 men, and the officers are Captain
Carroll J. Kelly; first lieutenant,
Wlnford H. Mumford; second lieu
tenant, Edward F. Doney. Accord
ing to Captain Conger, who looked
over the equipment the rifles are in
tho best condition of any company
In the Thirteenth Regiment. It's a
very hard thing to keep the rifles
clean, since the smokeless powder
now used, when shot off, forms an
acid, and eats right In the barrel.
The Company expects to be In their
new quarters, tho Park Place Arm
ory, within three weeks. Formal
dedication of the new $35,000 arm
ory, which was built by a firm of
Scranton contractors, will take place
the last week in May. Captain Con
ger said that the U. S. A. regular
army can muBter less than 12,000
men at present, Including even the
Coast Artillery, as ten of the regi
ments are now stationed In Alaska
and tho Phllllplnes. First Lieuten
ant Mumford was prevented by Ill
ness from being present at the in
Detailed Statement Of
SUPREME COURT DECIDES IN
FAVOR FAYETTE COUNTY
Aspirants to office next Novem
ber should remember that the Su
premo court has given a hard blow to
the political candidate that spends a
pile for ofllce and then falls to file
a campaign expense account showing
in detail what ho spent the money
for. Roberts' corrupt practice act of
1906 contemplates all this, but there
have been candidates who sought to
dodgo the law by filing a fiat state
ment of the amount in bulk. The
Judge Umbel case was decided last
week by the Supreme Court, sitting
In Philadelphia. Judge Robert E
And Get Ready To Try
of Honesdale are willing to see their
condition when a few dollars would
Why not help the ladies beautify the
E. E. DUNNING, Seelyvllle, Pa.
God bless 'em!
Editor The Citizen:
I kick because there ain't push
enougli in Honesdale to start our
new street cars again.
Answer: Perhaps there's enough
I kick hard for a better Hones
White Mills, Pa.
Answer: We're right behind or
rather in front of you, Rex, old
boy. Help us get that 5000 circula
tion and a better county paper for
Editor The Citizen:
I kick for more lights on Eleventh
MISS B. P. IRWIN,
323 Eleventh St..
Answer: Not when summer nights
are coming. Isn't the moon enough.
Editor The Citizen:
I kick becauso in writing for your
paper I give the business people
JOSEPH S. PENNELL,
Answer: That's all right, Joe.
When we get that 5000 circulation
and it's not going to be so very long
before we get It either, they'll be
fighting at your ofllce to get you to
take their advts. at any price.
GRAND ARMY MEN WILL MEET
JUNE 0, 7, 8; NOW RAISING
Tho members of Lieut. Ezra S.
Griffin Post, No. 139, Grand Army of
the Republic, are making arrange
ments to entertain their comrades
in the Grand Army, who are coming
to the city of Scranton, June C. 7
and 8, to hold their annual Pennsyl
vania Department encampment.
Tho veterans are coming from every
city and town and hamlet In the
state to attend their grand campflre
and to take part In the convention
deliberations. Simultaneously with
the Grand Army encampment, the
Ladles of tho Grand Army of tho Ro
puhllc, and tho Women's Relief
corps will hold their annual meet
ings in Scranton also.
Umbel of Fayette county, as a jurist,
decided In 1908 that the act was un
constitutional. Later he came up
for re-election and after his re-election
he filed a statement of $6,323.89
but failed to Itemize or detail the account.