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68th TEAR.--NO. 29
HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 1911.
PRICE Ml CENTS
We Want 5000 Circulation
Special Correspondent, N.'Capt. James Ham Post
E. Hause, Sends Late I 198 Celebrates Close Of
News Of Harrisburg i The Civil War
INTERESTING FACTS OF GOOD
ROARS HILL; SCHOOL CODE;
CHAMP CLARK AND EX
The Good Roads bill was reported
ut of committee this week with
tome Important amendments, and an
effort will now ho made to push this
proposition through the Legislature.
This bill Is not dependent upon the
suggested bond Issue of $50,000,000,
but carries Its own appropriation of
$6,000,000 for the coining two years.
Of this amount $4,000,000 Is to bo
used for constructing and maintain
ing roads under the new system, and
$2, 000,000 will be used to aid bor
oughs and townships, though the
state will pay only fifty per cent, of
the cost instead of seventy-five as
heretofore While In committee the
bill had 73 new routes added to tho
system, making 277 In all, so that
If tho bill becomes a law and the
funds provided for tho work to be
kept moving, the state will have in
the courso of a few years a fine net
work of good roads. Once the people
are nccustomed to them they will
wonder at tho exercise of their pa
tience for so many years while they
endured tho poor roads.
New Road Routes.
Wayno county people will be in
terested in some of the new routes
affecting roads in northeastern Penn
sylvania. One leads' from Honesdalo
to the York state line via Susque
hanna; another from Honesdalo to
the' York state line, via Lackawaxen;
another from Honesdalo to Strouds
burg, via Poplar Bridge, and another
from Mllford to Scranton, via New
foundland. There seems to be no
opposition to the road plans as now
being worked out, and the people of
the country districts seem to be In a
fair way to get good roads soon.
With this bill enacted, there will be
a reorganization of the Highway De
partment. Who the new chief will
be seems undecided, but Bigelow of
Pittsburg Is oftenest mentioned. Mr.
Hunter will probably remain as Dep
uty Commissioner, as his knowledge
and experience make him too' valu
able a man to let go. The present
method of building a mile here and
there will be abolished, and large
centres will bo connected by good
roads under a regular system.
In its April first edition the North
American printed a fake interview
liotween its "editor and Senator Pen
rose at the office of the paper. It
was a clover piece of work and
fcrought tho editor many compli
ments. Any one reading the article
through might have noted at Its close
that it was intended as an April fool
story, but it was evidently taken as
tho real thing by several papers
through tho state, one of those tak
en In being published in a town not
a thousand miles from Honesdale.
Senator .Penrose and Editor Van
Valkenbergh respect each others
ability, but there Is no love lost be
tween them, and when either goes
to make a purely social or friendly
call upon tho other, it will be only
with a flag of truce. Remarkable de
velopments may bo expected when
either goes to see the other for any
reason, but It was a good April fool
Tho School Code has passed the
House and is now before the Senate.
That body will probably make no
material changes In the bill, so there
Is 6ome likelihood of Its becoming
a law at this session. Tho largo ma
jority given the bill in the House In
dicates tho popular thought.
Police Salary Dill.
Tho State Police salary bill was
killed some days since In the House,
but there is talk of a reconsideration
of the voto inasmuch as many mem
bers voted under a misapprehension.
Enemies of tho bill had circulated the
roport that the privates received high
wages, when tho fact Is the troopers
um jou a montn, out of which
they must pay ?20 a month for their
board, etc., leaving a small amount
. as compensation for their services
Putting up the salary of tho Superin
tendent and Deputy helped to kill
the bill for many members favored
more pay for tho troopers who would
not voto for $5000 salary for the
chief. Tho men deserve the Increase
for they are very generally a dis
creet and brave lot of fellows.
Champ Clark says the extra ses
sion will last until the first of Sep
tember, and bolng Speaker he ought
to know. That rather Indicates that
not all of tho time of Congress will
bo utilized in the Canadian reciproc
ity scheme, but that the tariff will
como In for a bit of tinkering, with
perhaps some Departmental investi
gations and somo other moves in
tended to give tho unterrlfied mater
ial for a campaign to keep them In
power. They don't Intend to bo
crowded away from tho plo counter
so soon, after an absence of slxteon
long weary years. Cheap bids for
popularity are being made, like the
abolition of a few unimportant com
mittees with clerkships, but they'll
tiave to make good as lawmakers.
The people voted them there to do
business and reform some of the
evils the Democrats said existed, and
naturally , tho party is expected to
mako good, but can they do it? They
Gov. Toner's Administration.
Governor Tener Is rapidly con-
G. A. R.
SUMPTUOUS BANQUET; EXCEL
LENT SPEECHES, INTEREST
ING REMINISENCES BY
Monday evening Captain James
Ham Post 198, G. A. R., and Invited
guests celebrated tho forty-fifth an
niversary of the surrender of Lee's
army at Appomatox C. H., April 9,
1805, with a "camp fire" at Mich
ael's restaurant. The Maple City
Fife and Drum Corps enlivened the
proceedings with patriotic airs.
After tho Inner mnn had been
abundantly satisfied by a sumptuous
banquet, Toastmaster Judge Henry
Wilson, In a few well-chosen words,
Introduced the orator of' tho even
ing, Homer Greene, E3q., who de
livered a stirring address, outlining
the historical situation and reciting
the events that led up to tho war of
'Cl-'CB. His speech, which is given
In full below, was punctuated
throughout with liberal outbursts of
applauso and was enthusiastically re
ceived by the banqueters. He said
by way of introducton, "I've been
speaking in public for the past thirty-five
years, and I've never before
read a speech. I couldn't however
make a haphazard address of the
sort Judge Wilson asked me to
Judge Henry Wilson, whose witty
and appropriate remarks, kept the
crowd in good humor all night, then
singled out Michael J. Hnnlan, who
confessed that he had "attended
nearly all the 'camp fires' during the
past fifteen years, and said that he
considered that "the greatest and
grandest organization in the U. S.
was the G. A. R." The fact that he
had, according to his own statement,
"spent one of the busiest days he
ever had in the court house," did
not prevent him from delivering a
B. H. Wltherbee,- managing edi
tor of The Citizen, responded to a
call for a fow remarks, and express
ed his pleasure at being present. Ho
concluded by saying, "I will always
try to make The Citizen the paper
of tho G. A. R."
Dr. R. W. Brady read an interest
ing article from a New York paper
describing the dramatic events pre
ceding the outbreak of the Civil
Comrades William E. Justin, H.
Parrlsh, Graham Watts vied with
each other In tho relation of blood
curdling war episodes.
The banquet hall was festooned
with red, white and blue bunting,
and tiny flags were tho individual
Those present were: Commander
Judge Henry Wilson; senior vlco
commander, J. E. Cook; quarter
master, Graham Watts; chaplain,
P. R. Colium; surgeon, R. W. Brady,
M. D.; officer of the guard, Michael
Weber; bugler, John Fischer; Henry
Parrish, L. A. Lybolt, Warner Les
ter, Jacob F. Katz, W. E. Justin, P.
H. Reining, Louis Schutz, Daniel
Kimble, Homer Green, Esq., C. A.
Garratt, Esq., C. P. Searle, Esq., M.
J. Hanlan, P. H. Rlning, Jr., J. May,
Raymond Short, C. R. Huck, Clar
ence Mundy, Arthur La Valley, Har
old J. Bishop, C. W. Short, Edw. F.
Short, Horace M. Williams, Olaf
Highouse, Joseph P. Chambers, F.
W. Lesch, Edward W. Welsh, John
G. Carmlchael, B. H. Wltherbee, J.
J mine Wilson's Speech.
Half a century ago to-day on
April 12, 1861. the bombardment
of Fort Sumter opened the war of
secession. This was the bloody cli
max of the irrepressible conflict be
tween freedom and slavery which
had agitated our country for a gen
eration. Tho election of Abraham Lincoln
as President, In November, 1860, on
a platform opposing tho extension
of human slavery into our Territor
ies north of the parallel of thirty
six degrees thirty minutes, and by
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the Free States, had been followed,
during the succeeding winter, by
tho secession or practical withdrawal
from the Union of seven Slave
States viz: South Carolina, Geor
gia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi,
Louisiana and Texas, and the organ
ization by these, States of an Inde
pendent government under tho namo
of "Tho Confederate States of
These States, after adopting "Or
dinances of Secession," had seized
on all the forts, arsenals, arms and
munitions of war, custom houses and
other public buildings, mints, mon
eys and precious metals, navy yards,
(Continued on Page Four.)
vlnclng tho people of this state that
they made no mistake when they
choso him to manage the business of
tho state government. He Is getting
In touch with tho various depart
ments and commissions, Is paying
close attention to what the Legisla
ture Is doing and has Indicated to
that bqdy, when asked, what he pro
poses to do with certain measures
now pending, if they got up to him.
Llko his predecessors Stuart, Penny
packer, Stone, Hastings and Pattl
son, ho Is a large man physically;
socially he compares most favorably,
and he bids fair to measure up to tho
best of them in the administration
of his office.
N. E. HAUSE.
Summary of Important Events
END OF LONG SICKNESS
TOM L. JOHNSON IS DEAD AT f0
LOSES LONG FIGHT FOR
Cleveland, Ohio. Tom L. John-
son, twice Congressman from the
I Twenty-first Ohio District, four times
.Mayor of Cleveland, champion of
I three-cent street railway fare, and
i prominent advocate of the single tax
TOM L. JOHNSON.
theories of the late Henry George,
died in his apartments in the White
Hall, East 107th street, at 8:45
o'clock Monday night, after a long
Illness. Death was caused by Cir
rhosis of the liver. Ho was 57 years
DUVEEN BROTHERS PAY
$1, 1200,000 CUSTOMS DUTIES PAID
i BY NEW YORK FIRM.
Duvc'en Brothers, art dealers, of
' Now York, Loudon, and Paris, de
1 posited $1,200,000 last Saturday,,
through fiscal agents, in tho United
j States Sub-Treasury in Now York.
This great sum in currency was turn
ed over to George S. Terry, Assistant
Treasurer of the United States, In
I full settlement of the claims against
tho Duveens for customs underval
uations. But the payment of this the
largest sum ever given to reimburse
GONE TO BERMUDA
Lucky Contestants Of
Citizen's Contest Left
STATION THRONGED TO SEE
THEM OFF HON. E. D. HAH
The Citizen believes in reciprocity
as could be readily seen Tuesday
morning when It sent a cargo of lil
ies to Bermuda In exchange for the
carloads of Easter flowers that are
annually sent to tho United States
from the Isles of the Sunny South.
The Erie terminal was thronged,
long before the departure of the
8:25 a. m. Gotham-bound express,
with a jostling crowd of friends and
admirers, who came to speed the
parting guests on their way.
Hon. E. B. Hardenbergh was in
command, and was the target of con
siderable good-natured chaffing,
since he was to personally conduct
the charming young ladles as far as
New York. He seemed so thorough
ly in love with his job that The Citi
zen is In hourly expectation of re
ceiving a wire saying, he, too, had
gono to Bermuda.
Miss Helene Purdy, Seolyvllle, Miss
Gilchrist, and Miss Mary Gilchrist,
Bethany, Miss Eva Wilson, Hones
dale, looked just too happy for
anytnmg as steamer trunks and suit
cases safely checked, they mounted
the steps of tho Pullman, and sank
smilingly Into the plushy-plush cozy
seats. Their far-away looks spoke
eloquently of fondly-cherished
dreams of the "Hippodrome," of life
In one of Now York's finest hotels,
of fleeting hours aboard ship, sailing
away, sailing away, to the sunny
isles of Bermuda, down where the
Easter lilies blow!
It was good even to bo at tho sta
tion but think of tho endless de
lights In store for The Citizen par
ty! "All aboard," shouted the con
ductor, and tho New York express
loft tho station with Us precious car
go to the accompaniment of shouts
of farewell from tho crowd of envi
Remains Brought Hero,
The remains of Charles Roper,
aged about 25 years, were brought
to this place on Tuesday and placed
In Glen Dyberry receiving vault to
bo Interred later.
5 MINERS LAID TO HEST EN
TIRE TOWN MOURNS BUSI
Throop, Pa. Thirty-live of tho
seventy-three killed in tho Pancoast
mine hero on Friday, and whose
bodies were brought out on Satur
day, were buried Monday. The
whole town was In mourning, all
business was suspended and schools
were closed. '
So numerous were the funerals
that in some churches a continuous
service was hold. Owing to the lack
of hearses many of tho coffins were
carried through tho streets to the
cemeteries on tho shoulders of the
pallbearers. Others will ho burled
tomorrow and Wednesday. Business
will be resumed and schools reopen
ed on Thursday.
The first steps toward investiga
tion were taken today. Conflicting
statements are made by tho mining
officials and mine workers. Supt.
William BIrtley, who was In charge,
said this inornng that the men in the
China vein had been notified by tele
phone as soon as .the fire was dis
covered. CHURCHES TO ADVERTISE
NEW YORK PASTOR ADVOCATES
BUSINESS METHODS AND AD
VERTISING IN NEWSPA
PERS. Cambridge, Mass., April G. Rev.
C: F. Reisner, D. D., pastor of Grace
church, Now York, at the New Eng
land Annual Methodist conference
to-day advocated advertising by the
"Advertise your churches in the
newspapers and keep In touch with
newspaper men," ho said, and gave
Illustrations of how ho advertised
his church services on billboards, in
newspapers, In street cars and in
"It is a great mistake for clergy
man to keep aloof from newspaper
men and refuse to be Interviewed,"
he continued. "Why I never could
get a congregation .in my New York
church did I not get tho newspapers
on my side. You must use business
methods in the churches to-day."
Uncle Sam for customs frauds, save
the $2,876,000 by the Sugar Trust
will have absolutely no effect on the
criminal actions pending against two
members of tho firm.
Ten Year Old Mary Fives
Hit In Leg
PLAYING WITH BROTHER IN
TANNERS FALLS HOME
WHEN REVOLVER GOES
On Sunday afternoon, Mary, ten-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
William Fives, of Tanners Falls,
Wayno county, was accidentally shot
by a bullet from a 22-callbre revolver
entering the calf of her leg. She and
her brother, Vincent, aged twelve
years, were happily playing about the
house when the report from the
weapon startled tho family. It ap
pears that while rummaging among
some old tools and apparently worth
less articles, tho boy found the re
mains of the revolver which was
rusty and minus a barrel. It did not
contain -my bullets to tho knowl
edge of anyone and the children
amused themselves with it for some
time when tho little girl made an
attempt to get It in her possession
but her brother playfully objected.
He arose and walked across the room
with the intontion of placing It back
in the box and Mary followed him
and again tried to wrest It from his
grasp but as ho drew It around to his
side in somo unaccountable manner
It exploded and tho ball entered the
fleshy part of his sister's limb. Al
though there was no blame attached
to tho boy, 'tho lad was almost heart
broken and wept bitterly until long
after the father started for Hones
dalo with his wounded daughter for
Little Mary was taken to a physi
cian's office where tho wound was
dressed, tho patient undergoing the
ordeal bravely. The physician says
the bullet was not probed for but If
Inflammation sots in tho operation of
removing the missile will bo neces
sary. Robert A. Hull, Takes
Charge OTShoe Co.
Robert A. Hull, assistant secre
tary of tho Scranton Trust Company,
has been appointed by the company
to take charge of the affairs of tho
Honesdale Shoe Company which
lately went Into bankruptcy. Every
effort will be made to close up the
affairs of the shoo company as soon
KRAFTY HCBfflME SKAMPffiiNG IN
No Let Up To Interest And Enthusiasm Aroused By
Citizen's Weekly Kick Kontest
WHY DON'T YOU KICK? GOOD EXERCISE AND RELIEVES YOUIt
MIND. YOU MAY WIN A PRIZE AND KICK YOUR WAY TO
In the words of that well known poet, Shakesbeer horse a piece.
Isn't It there's mnny a slip 'twlxt tho kick and the er well, then th
prize If you really want to know. That's why our kick kontest has proven
so interesting, instructive and amusing. You see nobody can tell In advance
who's going to win the four prizes, not even tho kick editor himself. All
ho knows is that the kicks are fighting in the mail to get to the Citizen of
fice first. Treading on each other's heels, or steppng on each other's toes
to speak, which is as near to a real jest as we'll probably ever arrive.
Seriously, however, the amount of interest evinced in tho kontest ie
amazing. It would seem as If all of Wayno county had been waiting for
just such an opportunity to relieve Its mind. And yet everybody is good
natured about It and there Is a well defined trend to some of the kicks
which shows what public opinion on certain matters as the paving of
Main street for Instance is.
Our only regret is that there are not enough prizes to go round.
Still It's lots of fun to kick whether you get a prize or not and the
delightful uncertainty of winnng a prize makes it only the more exciting.
Winners of this week's kontest announced In the next Issue of the
Citizen. For details of kontest see Pago 2. Somo of tho kicks are an
Editor Tho Citizen:
I kick because Congress has been so long standing pat that I must go
without a new Easter hat.
D. M. PENNELL, Hawley, Pa.
Presuming that you are married and recalling tho stories we've heard
about the price of Easter bonnetts we're willing to modestly assert that
our hyusband Is rightly grateful to Congress.
Editor The Citizen:
I kick because we widows,
A big tax have to pay;
Must he as meek as Moses,
And not have a word to say.
Well, madame, our gallantry is only exceeded by our good (?) looks
so allow us to Inform you that you wouldn't be a widow long if we hut
oh, pshaw, wo blush at our boldness. Our P. O. Box Number, however,
Editor The Citizen:
Wo kick because all the glass cutting shops are leaving town, and we
can't get a job.
FAATZ & WUEST.
When we get that 5000 circulation, gentlemen, we'll have to hire
more printers so our advice to you is to learn the printing trade and get a
job with us. Ask any of our staff if we don't give 'em a good tlmo. We be
lieve in everybody being happy.
I kick kauso kicking kow kicks,
Kanst sU down? .
I kick because I am not a girl so
that I can wear a harem shirt.
ROSCOE G. ROL1NSON.
Answer: Walt till your father
sees this, Roscoe. You won't care
then what you wear as long as
there's space for a board protection.
I kick tho editor of Tho Citizen
for not having his picture placed In
tho paper so wo can all see if he
is faring badly after so many kicks.
MRS. G. H. HAM.
Answer: Madame, there's not
enough left of us to make a decent
tintype let alone a regular photo
graph. Our own mother wouldn't
I kick that fearful monstrosity
that horrid figment of some night
mare dream the harem skirt. La
dles, kick it Into oblivion.
E. R. LITTELL,
Answer: There's more than a
Uttell (steal from the Smile Club
column) class to your language. "In
other words, you say the same thing
about a hnrem skirt as the man
for whom your town is named said
Editor Tho Citizen:
What's tho use kicking when
there ain't anything to kick about?
Answer: Must be the exception
that proves tho rule.
Wolf Prowls At Door
SHOOED AWAY BY STATE TREAS
URER'S PERSONAL CHECK
Harrisburg, April 11. Tho wolf of
want is sniffling at the door of a ma
jority of the 204 members of the
House, but Charles F. Wright of Sus
quehanna county,' who holds the
combination to tho state treasury,
has agreed to come .to the rescue to
tho extent of $300 per legislator.
Tho promise of the State Treasur
er to "come across" elicited sighs of
gratitude today, for many members
wero In such financial extremities
that they yesterday signed a petition
addressed to Wright, the holder of
the state's moneybag, to make them
at least an installment payment on
tho $500 which will bo due them on
tho day of adjournment, or the two
days Immediately preceding.
It was the hope of the hard press
ed members that they would be able
to seo tho session through without
making a "touch," but when Speak
er Cox yesterday failed to put into
effect tho promise that April 4
would be tho last day for Introduc
ing bills tho more impecunious of
the members demanded that some
thing be done for them.
(Continued on Page Five).
MRS. A. A. GEARY.
kant kure. Kan complain.
I ENJOY READING THE CITI
ZEN SO MUCH THAT I HAVE DE
CIDED TO KICK. THEREFORE,
I KICK FOR A DAILY CITIZEN.
White Mills, Pa.
Answer: Now, that's what wo call
a real letter. Help us get that 5,
000 circulation and who knows, Clo
tilda, your dream may somo day
come true. Anyway we thank you
for your boost which chased the
naughty blues away and cheered us
up for one whole day. And remem
ber If you shouldn't happen to win
a prize, that your fow lines of kind
ly appreciation have earned a White
Mark from the Recording Angel.
I kick because while reading the
kicks in your paper our old black
cow kicked me from behind. I
have tho mark there yet. Dr. says
that It was the hardest kick that he
ever saw with a pair of cowhide
boots. A real kick.
Answer: Of course we're sorry
for you, Joe, but you must admit It
was your own fault. Didn't you
realize that tho kow probably want
ed to read them too? Show this
paper to her and see If she doesn't
laugh, and let us know how It comes
Editor Tho Citizen:
I kick for a bettor Main street.
Answer: This makes it unani
mous. Mayor's Message Shows
PHILADELPHIA'S RECEIPTS OUT
WEIGHED BY EXPENDI
TURES; HEVRURN'S REC
OMMENDATION'S. Philadelphia, April 7. Mayor
Reyhurn's annual message to city
councils, submitted to-day, shows
that the city government spent dur
ing the municipal year more money
than it received through the collec
tion of taxes and other sources. The
total receipts from all sources were
$41,914,029 and the expenditures
$47,755,040. Tho assessed valua
tion of taxable property Is $1,517.
851,880. Among the mayor's recommenda
tions aro the increasing of the bor
rowing capacity, of the city from 7
to 11 per cent, of the assessed value
of taxable property and tho offering
of reduced taxes for outside manu
facturers to locate their establish
ments In this city.
Seeds for Subscriber),
Two largo mall bags of various
kinds of seeds have been received
at The Citizen office, thanks to the
gonoroslty of Congressman Pratt.
These packages of seeds will be dis
tributed frco to subscribers of the
Citizen as long as they last.