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68th TEAR -NO. 32
HONESDALB, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 1911.
RATS RAISE RIOT
Slaughter 52 Prize Chicks
and Mr. Lord Laments
WIIITH LEGHORNS AND DANDIES
HUT THEY'RE AIjTi GONE
"Oh, well, 1 ought to raise a
thousand chickens between now and
Fall," was the way Fred Lord, joint
proprietor with his brother of the
Allen House, and Vice-President of
the Wayne County Poultry Assqcia
tlon, consoled himself for-the loss of
fifty-two Huffy little two-weeks' old
White Leghorn chicks.
A Citizen man, hearing of the
mysterious disappearance of the em
bryonic pullets, went around Wed
esday morning to see Mr. Lord.
N. D. Wednesday Is always called
"Blue Wednesday' by the Ilonesdale
reporters, for they are caught be
tween editions, and not able to get
cut much news.
lie found Mr. Lord In the base
ment, who obligingly took him to the
ncene of carnage, and explained the
how and why of the death of the
full-blooded fifty-two "Young" chicks
Jt came about in this way:
"I had them In one of the sample
rooms, in a Cyphers brooder," volun
teered Mr. Lord, "right off the trunk
room'. There was a hole in the
trunk room, and rats came Sunday
and Monday night, got In the brood
er, and carried every last one away.
"They took twenty-five away Mon
day night, and twenty Sunday night.
"When Tlie Cnt's A way."
Thoy were just two weeks old, but
the rats cleaned them all out. Thoy
carried them off one by one. See the
blood-stained tracks! That's the
way we tracked them. I caught nine
rats this morning, regular 'wharf
rats. They came from a nearby
"I sent away and got these chicks
from "Young's strain" the finest
stock in America everybody knows
mat. l got tnem when they were a
"And Tliirty-Fivo Cents Apiece Too!"
"Those chicks were wort.li 35 cents
a piece, too," mournfully; continued
Mr. Lord. "I only had them "two
"For the commercial end, and for
laying purposes. White Lecliorns am
the best fowls," remarked the bereft
''I keep Buff Orpington'! for ray
specially, i Keep several hundred
f them. '
"Yes, I am Vice-president of the
wayne County Poultry Association."
admitted 'Mr, Lord, and then as if
seeKing company in Jiis misery, ho
-told of how Swartz (Swartz, of Ariel,
you know) had a lot of hard luck
last Fall, too. He lost a lot of chick
ens. "It was a good thing, though that
it happened Just when It did. I had
a hatch of 100 Buff Orpingtons.
They'll bo off Friday. I'm glad I
didn't have them out.
"No, I don't blame the brooder. It
was the rats. They came over here
in swarms. The floors of the hotol
basement are cemented. They must
have got in through some hole. They
were regular 'wharf rats, big fel
lows." In response to the question "What
lid you feed the;n?" Mr, Lord said:
"Oh I give them the first few days
dried bread crumbs soaked in milk. I
save them a dally mash of pinhead
oats, corn meal, bran and several
other kinds of food."
Chicken-Raising Under Difficulties.
"You can't keep chickens where
they're many barns around. To keep
bran and dry mesh before them all
the time Is the quickest way to fatten
them up. I gave them a little green
Just then a young man came In,
and hearing of Mr. Lord's misfortune
told of having several hundred three
weeks' old chickens that he kept in
his barn. But he had two big cats
too, and the rats didn't bother the
chicks a bit.
"fiats are the greatest thing to
guard against," explained Mr. Lord,
after the young man who had vainly
trloH (n coll 1,1. nt.l-.1 .
w uiuukuiih ior sixteen1
cents a pound, when the market!
price was oniy tnirteen, had left.
"Around a hotel, cats get too fat.
Thoy get too much to eat. Thoy
don't want to touch rats.
Counting Chickens Before They Are
"Oh, well, I got three machines,
Incubators, going now. I'll hatch
right up to August 31."
Mr. Lord took a pencil and a piece
of paper, and began to figure up tho
probable number of chickens he
ought to hatch out this summer. Af
ter considerable reckoning he said:
"I ought to raiBe about a thous
and chickens between now and Fall.
It's early yet. In fact, it's too early.
You can't put them out on the
ground before May 1. This is 'a
backward Spring you know.
"I have got about twenty hens
setting. They are bettor than the
machines If the eggs are fertile. It
doesn't cost so much to raise them,
The reporter gathered that after
his disastrous "flyer" In White Leg
horns, tho vice-president of tho
Wayne County Poultry Association,
would in the future stick to his spec
ialty, "Buff Orpingtons." They aro
a good breed too, but they don't be
gin to come up to the White Rocks,
oh, dear no!
Widow Weds Widower
After Many Years
FORMER MISS imOAD AND
HAUIIY SIMONSON MAR
For tho past few weeks everybody
has been telling one another of a
wedding that would occur shortly that
would make the younger set sit up
and take notice. The contracting
parties are both well known. The
brido Is a resident here ahd for tho
past few months lias been a domestic
in the home of the town's chief bur
gess, Hon. John Kuhbach, while the
bridegroom Is an honest, earnest
workman In Hawley, his vocation be
ing that of a stone cutter.
Strange though It may seem both
have been married, and Dan Cupid,
who was responsible for their first
acquaintance, managed to be on deck
again after the separation of many
years. The bride's maiden name
was Mary Priscilla Broad. The
bridegroom, whose name is Harry
Simonson, resides In Hawley, and
when young he was attracted by
Priscilla's personality. They were
lovers for some time, until alas one
day they were separated. Mr. Simon
son married and raised a family of
children. A few years ago tho wlfo
and mother was called by death.
Since the husband and father lived
alone. His former life and memories
of the past consoled him until he of
ten thought he would like to meet his
former sweetheart and lover. He fi
nally met his bride here shortly after
the death of his brother, a few weeks
WhiloOhero Mr. Simonson asked
his sister If she knew anything about
Priscilla, where she was staying, and
the like. "Why, yes," the sister an
swered, "she is working across the
street. I'll call her." The Ice was
then broken and an Interesting social
time was enjoyed by the party. One
call followed another and the bride-to-be
became so elated that she could
contain herself no longer and Anally
told her friends of her approaching
marriage to Mr. Simonson, whom she
had known so many years ago. The
date was set for April 8, but on ac
count of Mr. Simonson's illness It
was postponed until after Easter.
The nuptial knot was finally tied by
Hew A. L. Whittaker on Monday.
The bride was aged Gl, and tho
bridegroom four years her junior.
Jurors for June Term of
Wednesday aftnrnnnn Slmrlff w
Lee Braman and Jury Commissioners
w. a, uuiiock and O. E. Miller
drew the following panels of jurors
for June term of Wayne county
Grand Jury, Week of Juno 12.
1. Leon H. Ross, clerk. Hnnfisrtnlo
2. William Hiller, farmer, Oregon.
3. F. P. Woodward, farmer, Cher
4. Geo. Carey, farmer, Bucking-
5. Ezra Edwards, laborer, Lake.
G. William T. Wilcox, farmer,
7. Chas. Kreitner, glasscutter,
8. L. T. Perham, farmer. Way
mart. 9. Henry Baehrer, shoemaker, Da
mascus. 10. T. W. Treverton, blacksmith,
11. D. R. Denney, farmer, Man
chester. 12. Florence Chapman, farmer, Sa
lem. 13. W. D. Rowe, farmer, Paupack,
14. F. B. Benedict, farmer, Preston.
15. Fred Sands, clerk, Hawley.
1G. Freeman Reynolds, farmer,
17. Timothy Duffy, glasscutter,
IS. Chas. Miller, farmer, Canaan.
19. Chas1. Worthing, knitter, Haw
ley. 20. J. 'M. Bolkcora, farmer, Leba
non. 21. F. O. Gilbert, proprietor. Hones
dale, 22. W. E. Rude, farmer, Clinton,
23. Leon Bodlo, farmer, Dyberry.
24. J. N. Sharpstoin, clerk, Texas,
Traverse Jury, Week of Juno 10.
1. Howard Swingle, farmer, Lake.
2. Andrew Thompson, retired,
3. Fred Rose, Sr., laborer, Pal
myra. 4. Clarence Gardner, farmer,
5. G. O. Gillette, undertaker, Sa
lem. G, Howard Bea, glasscutter, Tex
as. 7. W. II. Rose, farmer, Damascus.
8. Norrls Brown, farmer, Preston.
9. Everett E. Taintor, Jewelry,
10. R. C. Arthur, farmer, Lebanon.
11. Wm. Gulnn, merchant, Hawley.
12. Frank Bender, farmer, Lehigh.
13. Thomas Keegan, farmer, Buck
ingham. 14. Wm. Balles, clerk, Texas.
15. C. F. Smalley, minister, Pal
myra. 1G, G. W. Swartz, poultryman,
17. L. H. Cluno, farmer, Bucking
ham. 18. Cyrus Isliam, farmer, Dyberry.
Contlnued on Page Five.)
Civil War Veteran Dead
! ZENAS HOUNDS PASSES AWAY,
j AGED 82; WAS MEMBER OF
WILLIAM II. DAVIKS POST
: , NO. 187, G. A. It.
I Zenas Rounds, a veteran of tho
Civil war, passed away at tho home
of his daughter, Mrs. Minnie Ting
ley, on the corner of Oak avenue and
Cemetery street, Carbondale, at 8
o'clock Tuesday morning. His death
I was caused by senile debility and ho
I had been in 111 health for como time
Mr. Rounds was born near Union
dale In Herrick township, about
eighty-two years ago. He was mar
ried November 2, 1850, at Pleasant
Mount to Harriet N. Carpenter, and
was for many years one of the suc
cessful agriculturalists in that sec
tion. During tho rebellion bo enlist
ed in Company B, 177th Pennsylva
nia Drafted Militia October 10, 18G2,
and was discharged August 5, 1SG3,
serving ton months. He joined Wil
liam H. Davles Post No. 187, G. A.
R. in Carbondale by transfer from
the disbanded Post at Uniondale,
October 25, 1905. The announce
ment of his death will be sad nows
to his surviving comrades and num
erous friends in this section. Ho Is
survived by the following children:
Mrs. W. T. Wells, Uniondale; Mrs.
Elmer Sherman, Blnghamton, N. Y.;
Frank Rounds, Scranton; Harvey,
William, Mrs. Herbert Stoddard and
-Mrs. Minnie Tingley, Carbondale;
also one sister, Mrs. Wilmot Carr,
Prompton. Burial will be made in
tho cemetery at Uniondale.
Bill to Take Granting of
License From Judges
BXCISK COMMISSIONS TO UK
CHEATED IN SEVENTEEN
A bill to create excise commis
sions In counties having between
100,000 and 250,000 population was
introduced In the senate Tuesday
night by Senator McConnell, of
Northumberland. The bill will apply
to seventeen counties. Tho governor
is given authority to apoint hoards
of three to serve for four years in
each county. Tho salaries are to he
?2,500 per year.
Under tho terms of the bill, the
members of the board aro given full
authority over granting of licenses
for wholesale and retail purposes.
,In second-class cities, licensees must
pay .$1,100, of which $900 goes to
tho city, and in third-class cities'
5550, of which $400 goes to tho city.
In boroughs, the fee is to be $250,
of which $150 is for tho municipal
ity, and in townships $125, of which
75 Is to be devoted to township
Tho measure does not affect either
Philadelphia, Allegheny, Luzerne or
Lackawanna counties, the big centres
Julius W. Keltz Gets $300
Tuesday the arbitrators awarded
Julius W. Keltz $300 for his alleged
damages, In his suit against the coun
ty of Wayne for damages laid at
$1500 for Injury done by county to
his land and building bv raising tho
grade of the public highway ap
proaching tho Goodman bridge over
the Dyberry causing water to flow
Into his building, rotting the sills,
etc. Either elde has a right to ap
peal to the court within thirty days
If not satisfied. The hearing was
held before tho county commission
ers and tho members of the board of
arbitrators were Hon. Joel G. Hill,
W. H. Bullock and Clifford Gray.
Wayne Co. Man Pardoned
Special to The Citizen.
Harrlsburg, April 19. The State
Board of Pardons recommended but
two pardons at its April session to
day, ono of which was for Paul
Spudis, of Wayne county, serving a
sentence in the Eastern penitentiary
for robbery and larceny. Spudis ob
tained his pardon through the ef
forts of his attorneys, Searle nnd
Salmon, who represented him nt his
Dr. Brady's Alligntor.
Jenny, who vies with Spot for the
honor of being the pride of tho
Brady household, has grown 4 In
ches since last April when It meas
ured 3G Inches from tip to tip: The
advanced mathematician will easily
compute that it Is now forty Inches
long. Its weight has Increased 2Vi
pounds. It hasn't eaten since Sept.
15. The alligator has been in the
Doctor's possession seven years.
Provost to Represent State.
Governor Tener has appointed Pro
vost Smith, of the University of
Pennsylvania, as delegate to repre
sent the State of Pennsylvania at the
Third National Peace Congress,
which will bo held in Baltimore on
'May 3, 4 and 5, Promlnont men
from every State In the Union will
attend this conference and will dis
cuss tho ways and means of bringing
about universal peace.
THE LAST NIGHT!
Farewell Dance Held Wed
GERMAN SINGING SOCIETY ABAN
DONS OLD HOME ABOVE
THEOBALD'S AS THE
With tho singing of "Farwold" at
midnight, Wednesday, the members
of tho Maennerchor, 'Honesdale Coun
cil, soparated to meet no more in
their former quartors, where for
more than four years they have been
trying to keep up the traditions and
customs of the Fatherland.
The Knights of the Golden Eagle
have leased the Maennerchor hall
over Theobald's, and will movo In
tho first of May. The Eagles have a
membership of about 180.
Tho Maennerchor will move Into
the Odd Fellows' Hall just across
the street, as soon as the place Is
vacated by Company E, Thirteenth
Infantry, who have been using the
hall as an armory, but who expect
to be in the new Park Place Armory
by the middle of next month.
The officers of the Maennerchor
are: President, Theodore Dreyer;
vice-president, J. L. Regner; secre
tary, William Schloss; treasurer,
Fred Pohlc; trustees, Traugott Shil
ling, J. Theobald, Fred L. Giehrer.
Der Absclilcd Danz.
Wednesday night tho members of
the society and their friends enjoy
ed a farewell dance. Freeman's or
chestra, consisting of J. Freeman,
violinist; Daniel Storms, cornetlst,
and Joseph A. Bodie, Jr., pianist,
furnished the music. Emll Salber
annp n Rnln WIlHnni ffnlilnca nlnr.
' sang several solos with flno taste and
splendid effect. At the close of the
dance, just as the clock struck the
hour of midnight, the members all
joined in singing "Farwold."
I When William Schloss, who has
j been secretary of the society since
Its organization on January 10, sev
I en years ago, was seen by a Citizen
man, Thursday morning, he told of
trie "good times' the club mem
bers used to have. He said:
"Wo have about fifty-five members
now. We were in there (Maenner
chor Hall) about four years. We
started about seven years ngo. We
von t have any more nubile dances.
f",VWe won't break off. We have
quite a little money In our treasury.
A society of that kind doesn't need
money. The next meeting will be
In the Odd Fellows hall. Wo aro
going to store our goods down stairs
in the empty store (until the up
stairs is empty.)
"Howard lodge used to have a
big lodge. They aro not so strong
now as they wore. The Germans
die out. The young folks don't join
tho German lodge hero anymore."
When asked as to the organiza
tion of the Maennerchor. Mr.
Schloss said it had been started sev
en years ago. Gus DIener was the
first president. Among the prime
movers In forming tho society were
T. Dreyer, Mr. Frlsh, C. C. Niemeyer,
Fred Pohle, William Schloss. They
met In Frlsh's bakery, now Van
Deusen's, where they organized on
the tenth of January, 1904. Mr.
Schloss enjoys the proud distinction
of having been secretary since the
Mr. Schloss spoke In a reminiscent
vein of his experiences with societies
and lodges. Among other things he
"I have seen all the ups and
downs in the societies. I have seen
the Germania, tho Casino and the
Liederkranz come and go, and now
wo have the Maennerchor. We try
to keep that up.
"I have been Interested In socie
ties for the last twenty-eight years.
I wont with them all over. Once
the Germans In former times, were
the leaders In singing. If anybody
wanted a good time they went down
to tho Germans. They had no other
places. Things have changed a
good deal In town.
"We don't have any more good
times. If the members will stick to
gether we'll have good times again.
We used to have good times among
ourselves. Wo had "kaffeklatsch's"
and dances afterwards.
"We have about fifty-five mem
bers in good standing. "But," re
marked Mr. Schloss In conclusion,
"everything Is going out and noth
ing coming In!"
"Taft as Good us Renominated."
Cincinnati, April 18. Charles Na
gel, Secretary of Commerce and La
bor, was In Cincinnati to-day on his
way to Washington from Cham
pagne, 111., where ho spoke last night.
Nagel eschewed' national politics ex
cept to say that President Taft Is as
good as renominated.
RECEIVER APPOINTED FOR KEY
J. W, Ballard of Troy, Bradford
county, has been appointed receiver
for tho defunct Keystone Guard.
The appointment was made by the
Dauphin county court sitting at Har
Weekly Prize Winners in Citizen'sular Kontest
Announced-Twenty Prizes Awarded So Far
KICKS KONTAIN HUMOR, WISDOM AND PHILOSOPHY; EVEUYIIODT
HAS A CHANCE TO WIN A PRIZE. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO
The Citizen takes great pleasure in awarding the prizes for the lifth
week of its Kick Kontest as follows: (1) Mrs. Bradbury, Beach Lake, whose
kick appeared in tho last Issue of this paper; (2) for brevity, Forrest G.
Keesler, Galilee, see below; (3) Mrs. A. A. Geary, Hawley, whose kick was
In Wednesday's Issue and (4) Stella Schwenkor, Honesdale, see below.
The number of kicks has Increased to such an extent that the paper
Is able to publish only about one-seventh of those received. Some of those
which are left out are exceeding amusing but for various reasons The Citi
zen Is compelled to discriminate, especially In tho matter of direct per
sonalities. For details of this kontest see page 2. Some of the kicks are
I kick because Padon't take The
FORREST G. KEESLER,
Answer: Perhaps he's never
thought of It. Show him you're a
good son and looking out for his wel
fare by persuading him to take it.
I kick If all the world wero orange
And all tho rivers were ink,
And all the trees were bread and
What should we have to drink?
Answer: That's a pretty big ques
tion for a cute little girl like you,
Stella. Will have to think it over.
I kick bekause I haven't anything
Yours very truly,
G. FELTON WENDELL,
Answer: We'd like to change
places with you.
I kick to hear a dlscrlptlon of the
country from those Easter llllies you
shipped to Bermuda.
Peabrook, N. Y.
Answer: You will as soon as they
I kick because we, the scholars of
the 'Honesdale public schools, have
so many useless vacations.
PHILIP C. WENDELL,
Answer: When we went to school
we used to kick Just the other way.
Do you want to corner all the knowl
edge there Is In the world? Enjoy
your vacations while you have 'em.
Some day you won't get any.
I kick because our school house
lawn is a mud puddle
So if you'll send me a dollar
To buy mat and broom,
I'H try my best to keep the mud out
of the room.
IDA. M. FOWLER.
Teacher of Shiny Mountain School.
Answer: We take off our hat to
you, Miss Fowler. We wish you
success in making the room just as
shiny aB tho mountain.
If I strike a thorne or rose,
I am kicking;
If it halls or If It snows,
I keep a kicking;
I will sit and kick and whine
If that dollar Isn't mine,
I'll kick and try some other time.
Answer: That's the proper spirit.
TO THE PERSON ELECTED PRESIDENT, THE CITIZEN WILL PRE
SENT A HANDSOME SOLID GOLD MEDAL SUITABLY INSCRIBED.
THE VICE-PRESIDENT WILL RECEIVE A SIMILAR MEDAL OF STERL
The campaign for President of tho Smile club has started. Everybody
Is interested. Everybody has a chance to be elected. All you have to do
Is to fill In the coupon with tho name of tho person most fitted In your
opinion to hold tho office. You can vote as often as you wish.
There is one great consolation In this campaign. If nobody else will
vote for you, you can vote for yourself. So sharpen up your ponclls and
name your choice.
SMILE I I
This coupon represents one vote cast
for President of the
for Vice President.
Polls close 12
Extract! From a Kick.
As I perused The Citizen,
And the Kick Kontest therein,
A still small voice within me cried,
"Why don't you try to win?
Your Citizen subscription
Is almost all run out
Besides you know your pocketbook
Is ditto just about."
And so with pad before me
I tried to rack my brain,
To find what there existed
Of which I might complain,
But not a "kick" came to my mind,
. That was fit for the public eye,
And I thought that dollar would
Though 1 did try and try.
But oh dear me! my kick won't do,
(Though to me it sounds quite
For the number of the words In
Is limited to fifty.
Well, really now, that editor
Must be very, very young
Or he wouldn't try to regulate
The words of a woman's tongue.
And so, In truth I don't suppose
I'll "have much of a holler,"
If after all my strenuous work
I can't even get that dollar,
But just to show B. W bee,
That a woman can be terse,
I'll put the gist of all these words
In a single little verso
Dear Editor of The Citizen,
Hear me vociferate,
I kick because upon the walks
The men expectorate. ,
Perchance to give to me the prize,
Would prove too enerous,
And so I'll show that I am wise
And remain anonymous.
Answer: That's too bad. Your
anonymity has lost you a prize. Be
wiser the next time.
I kick because my turkey is a year
old and won't lay an egg.
MISS LUCILE WHITE,
Answer: Well, don't give up hope.
It's still young.
I've a kick and I'll let her sail
For rural delivery of the mail;
It will be no harder for my shoes
Than a two-mile walk to get the
Hard a lee! Your kick sailed
right by us and tacked for Washing
ton. Editor Citizen:.
I kick when tho base ball umpire,
Calls on me a strike,
But this is nil forgotten,
When I hit the ball and hike.
Answers Oh you Ty Cobb!
Smile Club and one
noon, June 16.