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68th YEAR -NO. 33
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Death Of Captain Charles
E. Baker, Waymart
Captain Charles E. Baker, a promi
nent and lfe-long resident of Wayne
county,, dropped over dead, Saturday
morning at 7:30 o'clock at his home
in Waymart. It Is supposed that the
Immediate cause of his death was a
stroke of paralysis. Captain Baker
was aged soventy-four years, three
months, and eleven days, having been
born February 11, 1837, at Mt.
Pleasant. On November 29, 1870, he
was married to Miss Angelina M.
Kraft, Honesdale, who survives to
mourn his loss.
On July 2, 1868, he became a
member of Honesdale lodge, No. 218,
F. & A. M. He was a member of
Grace Protestant Episcopal church,
whose services he attended Easter
Sunday for the last time.
Ho came to Honesdale soon after
the close of the War, where he acted
as foreman of the D. & H. docks un
til after the abandonment of the
gravity road. He was a blacksmith
by occupation. Some five or six
years ago he moved to Waymart
hero he has since resided. Miss
Ball and Mrs. Isaac Ball,
nesdale, are a niece and slster-In-
the deceased, respectively.
1" "neral sorvlces wore hold at his
late wme In Waymart, Tuesday af
ternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. A. L.
Whlttaker, assisted by Rev. R. C.
Burch, officiating. Interment was
made In Glen Dyberry.
Captain linker's Military ltecord.
Captain Charles E. Baker enlisted
from Wayne county and was muBter
ad Into tho United States service at
Harrisburg, October 2, 1861, as a pri
vate to servo three years In Com
pany A, 56th Regiment Penna. Vol.
Infantry, under Captains Georgo Os
born and O. Muraford and Colonels
8. A. Meredith, J. W. Hofman and H.
A. Laycock. The regiment was as
signed to tho Second Brigade First
Division of the 1 and 5 Corps, Army
of the Potomac. He participated In
the following battles: Cedar Moun
tain, August 9, 18G2; Kelly Ford,
Aug. 21, 18G2; Gainesville, Va., Aug.
28, 1802; Groveton, Va., Aug. 29,
1862; Second Bull Run, Aug. 30,
18G2; South Mountain, Md Sept.
14, 1862; Antietam, Md., Sept. 17,
"62; Shepardstown, Sept. 20, 'G2;
Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 13, '62;
Chancollorsvlllo, May 1-4, '63;
Gettysburg, July 1-3, '63; Bristol
Sta., Oct. 14, '63; Rappahannock
Station, Va., Nov. 7, '63; Mine Run,
Va., Mov. 26-28, '63.
He was promoted to 8th Corporal,
sergeant, acting orderly, orderly ser
geant, first lieutenant and captain
for meritorious services In the field;
engaged at Wilderness, Laurel Hill,
Bpottsylvanla, North Anna, Tolopoto
ney, Bethesda church, Cold Harbor,
Petersburg, Woldon R. R., Mine ex
ploslpn, Six Mile House, Preblo
Farm, Hatchers Run. He was hon
orably discharged December 3,
1864, front of Petersburg, Va., by
reason of expiration of term. He
was past commander of Captain
James Post G. A. R No. 198,
Honesdale. His wife, Angelina M
was the organizer of Ladles' Circle
No. 76, of the G. A. R., Honesdale.
HONE SD ALE, WAYNE CO., PA.,
I. C. S. whose display and guessing
Entire Proceeds Go To
Throop Disaster fund
PAID ADMISSIONS TO THE
LYIHC WHERE BENEFIT
Seventy-live dollars was the
amount of the gross receipts from
the benefit performance at the Lyric
Theatre, Monday evening, when
Manager Benj. H. Dlttrich gave the
entire proceeds of two live-reel mov
ing picture shows tor the widows
and orphans of the victims of the
recent Pancoast Mine Disaster 'at
There were 677 paid admissions to
the theatre who gave from live
cents to a dollar apiece for their
seats. And it might just as well be
said right here that there were no
"deadheads" or "billboards" who
got past the eagle eye of Manager
Dlttrich that night, who himself de
frayed the entire cost of the show,
uiuL tiie luuii luuisiina juitiJii &u
stricken people in the little mining
suburb 0f Scranton.
It was a very -generous thought
of the peoplo of Honesdale to give
tangible expression of their sympa
thy for their neighbors down In
tho valley, for the residents of the
Maple City haven't anything In
common with the mine workers.
There are no mines, collieries or
breakers anywhere near the town.
And so tho liberal response to the
broadcast appeal for help is all tho
Newspaper Men in Charge.
For Monday night, Mr. Dlttrich
turned the theatre over to the
newspaper men who had entire
charge of affairs. Representatives
of the Wayne County Horald, The
Independent and Tho Citizen looked
after the management of the popu
lar piayhouse for tho evening. As
far as can be learned no one got
past them safely. Even one of the
most popular young men about
town, who tried to pass the wickets,
to attend a rehearsal of the Base
Ball Minstrels upstairs, was forced
to stand and deliver. After ran
sacking both trouser pockets, ho pro
duced a battered dime, two time
worn nlckles, and three decrepit pen
nies twenty-three cents in all. He
Not the slightest disorder marked
the proceedings. And the pictures?
Say, they were great! That reel of
"Noah and the Ark" was the finest
thing seen in a Honesdale moving
plcturo show this season, by com
E. B. Callaway, business manager
of the Wayne County Herald, was
elected "barker" of tho show. And
he certainly did "bark" some.
Autoiuobilo vs. Carriage.
A sad feature of the evening oc
curred about 8 o'clock, when some
one in the street shouted that an
"automobile had run Into a car
riage." For a moment It looked as
if the reporters would desert their
posts, and run to tho scene of car
nage which lay less than a hundred
yards distant. H. E. Bassett stuck
liis head out of the ticket window,
where he had been handing out tick
ets as fast as he could count them,
but that was as far as ho could get.
Mr. Callaway, who could be spared
bettor than either one of the other
reporters, ran up street and viewed
tho accident, and brought back
word to his anxious comrades that
an automobile run by Charles E.
Gihbs in trying to make the turn
lending into his garage at 1129 Main
street, collided with a team driven
by Contractor John D. Bryant, who
wns thrown to the street, but for
tunately save for a severe shnklng
up, escaped unhurt.
As usual it was the middle-class
that were tho largest contributors.
One poor old widow woman gave fif
ty cents for a ticket. The "400"
were represented, and those who did
attend, Avere liberal contributors.
Before the last reel even was
shown, Mr. Dlttrich had made out
his check for ?75 payable to the
Pancoast Relief Fund Committee,
tho reporters had signed the finan
cial statement, and Honesdale had
shown that she was still as ready
and willing to lend a helping hand
to those In distress, as sho has al
Company A was composed mainly
of residents of Starrucca borough
and Preston township. On Novem
ber 29, 1910, Captain and Mrs. Bak
er celebrated their fortieth wedding
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BERMUDA TRIP A
"Everything the Best
uilchnst, Describing the lour
INTERESTING LETTER FROM ONE OF THE LUCKY CONTESTANTS;
THEY SIGHT A WHALE ON VOYAGE DOWN; SEE NEW
YORK AND GO TO THE H1PPOHOME.
April 19, 1911.
To Tho Citizen:
The Bermudian party or Tho Citi
zen contest seemed to be highly fav
ored by weather. The journey and
stay in New York was very pleasant.
Tho party stopped at tho New Grand
and so could spend the afternoon In
visiting the stores, also the new sta
tion of the Pennsylvania Railroad.
After dinner, In the garden, at tho
Breslln, wo were taken to the Hip
podrome which gives a great vnrlety!
of performance everything tho best
of the kind.
Wednesday wo were down to the
dock at nine and made all the neces-
sary arrangements and went up on I
deck and watched the panorama of 1
New York and Staten Island. It was
a beautiful day for starting. Those
of our party who staid on deck wero
able to avoid sea sickness even on
the Bermudian. Tea and cakes wero
served at four on deck. The wind
blew cold the first night and when
we entered th6 Gulf Stream It was
very rough; only one of our party
could not stand the rolling. I was
able to take all my meals In the din
ing room. Chicken brotli and crack
ers were served in the morning. In
the afternoon great excitement was
caused when a whale was sighted.
Sea gulls and Hying fish were also I
seen flying around. At night tho I
moonlight on the ocean was the at-1
traction. The pilot came out to meet
the boat when we wero twenty miles .
from land (not light yot) and when
land was sighted the passengers were
very glad. It was a beautiful sight
coming into the harbor. The Ber
mudian is so built that It is the only
largo boat that can dock at Hamil
ton. The scenery is so unexpectedly
artistic. The white houses seem like
Ivory with the green foliage as a
background, make a very attractive
picture. The steamer made good
time, reaching the dock at 8:30 and
the crowd was there waiting. Our
hotel, the Frascati, was four miles
out, so we took a Victoria and had
a most delightful drive. As it was
Good Friday tho stores were closed,
but we were able to go to the Devil's
Cave that afternoon.
Our guide had another party in
charge, stopping at tho samo hotel,
but as they ere going to have a long
er time they didn't go with us on all
the trips. We questioned our driver
about the flowers, foliage and houses.
Tho flowers wore the Hyblscus, the
Life plants, the Bermudian, a little
blue star flower, Spice lillles, yellow
daisy, bell Howor, yellow trumpet and
tho fields of Easter lilies. The
hedges of "match me" oleanders and
to see a high stone wall covered with
a cactus of the snake variety looks
very odd. The century plant In
bloom all seems so wonderful to us.
We passed tho immense rubber tree
seen in the guide book, also a ma
hogany and ebony tree, then a very
curious one called the monkey tree
out at the Public Gardens of St.
George. The bark of this tree is cov
ered with small thorns and is light.
The houses wo passed were small and
white from many coats of whitewash.
They are built of stone slates 12 to
16 Inches in size and ono Inch thick
and are coated with two layers of
cement and then whitewashed every
six months to preserve them. The
roofs are kept as clean as possible as
the only drinking water is the rain
water gathered in cisterns. Guests
at tho hotel wore cautioned to be
saving with tho water as It was very
scarce. We had a refreshing rain
Sundny night. Sunday morning two
of our party went to the Cathedral
and the other two to the Barracks.
In the afternoon we all took a four
mile walk by tho South Shore going
through the Public Gardens and on
joyed looking at the ocean, the honey
comb rocks and the lovely pink sand.
In the evening we listened to a con
cert at the hotel. Wo changed to
tho Princess Hotel Saturday morning
as tho other one was too far from
Hamilton, we took the trip to
Glbhs' Hill Lighthouse. Fine view
from the top. Tho guide described
tho lamp, 500 candle power, but the
reflection gives 1,000,000 candle
power. It has five wicks, 6 to 18 in
ches; uses 7 gallons of oil In summer
and 9 gallons In winter; test of oil
300, wo use 150.
Monday was our last day for sight
seeing so wo had to keep going. It
was raining when wo started in the
opera buss for St. George. Wo stop
ped at the Devil's Hole, Crystal Cave
which was only discovered four years
ago by two boys who owned the en
trance and discovered the stalactites
and wore selling them when tho own
er of the cave found It out, closed
their entrance and gave tho boys 6
each for their discovery. It Is a vory
beautiful cave. The guide at the
Devil's Hole said It was not appro
priately named but should be called
"Neptune's Grotto." The Grotto Is
25 feet deep filled with fresh water
from the Sound which rises and falls
with the tide. Tho opening Is so
small a shrimp can come through,
add there are 300 fish in the water,
angel fish and carp. The fish live on
shrimps and their own young and
they have, to be replenished once a
year. Every variety has a call of its
own and responded when he fed
of Its Kind," Says Miss
Our next stop was at St. George's,
at tho Public Gardens through which
we wero personally conducted by the
superintendent. He gave botanical
specimens to Miss Purdy and each
one a bouquet of beautiful flowers.
We all wanted a piece of Ivy from
Sir Georgo Somers' tomb. In tho
garden is the Monkey tree, a Date
palm in blossom and a Mulberry tree.
We went from there to St. Peter's
church, 300 years old. The Cedar
beams are "as strong as ever; the box
pews, the Governor's pew still have
doors. The decorations for Easter
were still in place. The old front
was banked with Easter lillles. Tho
windows have tho small panes of
glass like the Bethany church. Some
part of the gallery which seemed
near the 'ceiling, was left, though part
had been taken down. We were
shown the silver communion set, two
large tankards, one large goblet, a
small one, given by the Bermuda
Company, two plates and a baptismal
basin all made of beautiful silver
with W. R. engraved, given by Wil
liam and Mary.
We had to hurry as wo expected to
go to the Reefs that afternoon. It
was three o'clock when we reached
the Princess and we had a late lunch
and took the motor boat for tho Ac-
quarlum as it was too rough to co
to the Reefs. The Acquariuin is in a
building which was once used as a
powder magazine, so is built fire
proof. There were about twelve
tnnks, one containing four octopuses;
tho other fish were very beautiful
l Continued on Pago Four.)
House Passes Bill by Vote
of 264 to 89
ANNOUNCEMENT GREETED WITH
APPLAUSE; SENATE WILL
PASS IT ALSO.
By a vote of 2G4 to 89 the bill pro
viding for reciprocity between tho
United States and Canada passed the
House Friday night, without amend
ment. The announcement of the vote
was greeted with prolonged applause
from both sides of tho House.
Only ten Democrats voted against
the measure. There wero 79 Repub
licans voted In the negative. The
most active opposition to tho bill
camo from the Insurgents who, un
der the guise of offering amend
ments, attempted to delay and ren
der tho bill ineffective.
Pennsylvania members who voted
for tho measure were:
Those who voted against it were:
Patton, Moore, .
Representative Bates, who was 111,
was not present, and Kipp did not
Senate Will Pass It.
The bill will pass tho United States
Senate by at least 23 majority,
whether the vote Is taken within a
reasonable time or after months of
The bill seeks to put into effect the
formal agreement reached between
President Taft and members of the
Canadian cabinet, for a reduction of
tariff rates on many articles and freo
trade in many others, across tho
Canadian border. Added to it bv
the Democratic leaders Is a section
which "authorizes and requests"
President Taft to make further ef
forts to sucuro still freer trade rela
tions with Canada, in the form of
additional reciprocal relations.
The passage of the bill marked the
close of a fight that had raged in tho
House for six days. During that time
the safety of the measure was at no
time threatened; but the Democratic
and Republican leaders working for
Its passage conceded all the oppor
tunity desired by its opponents for
debate and protest against It. Fol
lowing the same policy amendments
were ndmltted in the House Friday
for almost every section of the bill,
and in each case they wero rejected
by an overwhelming vote given by
tho friends of ttye measure on both
sides of the House on tho theory that
any amendment would nullify It.
Ten Democrats voted against tho
bill on its passage, while 197 Demo
crats voted for It. As in the case
when the bill passed at the preceding
session of Congress, a majority of the
Republicans were found against it,
the party vote being 67 for and 78
opposed, Representative Bergor. of
Wisconsin, tho Socialist member. voU
ed for it, and Representative Akin, of
jew xorK, wno ranks as an lndepend
ent voted against It.
KDUNTLESS KICKERS AFTBF PRIZES
Easiest Way of Earning a Greenback Ever devised
Everybody Eligible to Try
HATE PER WORD IN SOME CASES ltETTEK THAN WELL-KNOWN
WRITERS ARE GETTING; ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS, KICK.
In spite of tho general prevalence of Spring Fever, a large number of
people find energy enough to register kicks. As a matter of fact, The
Citizen Kicking Kontest has presented and is still presenting the easiest
way of earning a brand new crisp ono dollar bill that has probably ever
been devised In Wayne county.
So far, there has not been heard one word of protest in regard to the
awarding of the prizes. The kontest is simplicity itself. Just drop us a
line with a kick attached for bait and you may hook a dollar. It's worth
For details of kontest see page 2.
I kick because my lessons are too
Answer: And life is too short,
Eva, for you to neglect them.
I kick kause It rains and 1
hain't got no umbreller.
BLANCHE M. FOWLER,
Answer: Still, if you won a prize
it's an even chance you'd buy a sun
I kick because you called me a
man. I am barely nine years old.
THOMAS O. MARSHALL,
Honesdale, R. D. 4.
Answer: But think how badly
you'd have felt if we had called you
I kick about' tho President
Because he is so fat,
When I stand up beside him,
I look just like a slat.
LOUISE W. VETTERLEIN,
Answer: And you'd feel flat as a
slat If he sat on you.
I kick because our Honesdale 'Is so
slow, streets not paved, street cars
MRS. J. H. AVERY,
Iowa City, Ia.
Answer: Still, we're willing to
wager a small compliment of coin
that in fifteen years, Honesdale will
have Iowa City looking like a sub
urb of Constantinople In the six
Many thanks for the dollar. Will
always speak a good word for Tho
MRS. A. A. GEARY,
Try to make it a sentence on Sun
days. Dear Editor:
I kick 'kause I kan't keep a kook.
EARL E. DUFFY,
Answer: You have our sympathy.
Aren't there any policemen in De
Saw Mill Burns to the
Ground Near Waymart
PROPERTY OF J. It. KEENE EN
TIRELY DESTROYED EARLY
A saw mill near Waymart belong
ing to J. B. Keene was entirely de
troyed by an early Sunday morning
fire, entailing a less of several hun
dred dollars with no insurance.
James B. Keene discovered tho
flames shortly after four o'clock,
and roused the neighbors. No facili
ties for fighting fire being at hand,
the mill which consisted of three
connected buildings, burned to the
ground. There was no wind stir
ring, fortunately, and none of the
nearby dwellings wero endangered.
A number of men are thrown out of
employment. The mill will howovor
be rebuilt at once.
It Is supposed that the fire wns
of incendiary origin.
TO THE PERSON ELECTED PRESIDENT, THE CITIZEN WILL PRE
SENT A HANDSOME SOLID GOLD MEDAL SUITAHLY INSCRIBED.
THE VICE-PRESIDENT WILL DECEIVE A SIMILAR MEDAL OF STERL
The campaign for President of the Smile club has started. Everybody
Is Interested. Everybody has a chance to he elected. All you have to do
is to fill in tho coupon with the name of the person most fitted In your
opinion to hold the 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 pencils and
namo your choice.
This coupon represents one vote cast
fpr President of the
Polls close 12
Us Get Both !
WEATHER FORECAST: FAIR.
SAFE, SAMgl SUHE.
Some of the kicks nre us follows:
I kick kause my hobble skirt Is
so narrow that I kan't kick hard
enuf to win a prize.
(MISS) IDA FOWLER,
Answer: Why not turn It into a
harem skirt and then you'll hare
lots of room.
I kick because Honesdale's main
Is such a muddy place;
If a man should happen to fall on it,
Ho'd never find his face.
Answer: It's a blankety blank
1 kick when any ignoren runs dona
the Honesdale Citizen.
Answer: Don't. Every knock Is a
I kick about tho muddy roads.
How they should all be cussed,
But after a few days sunshine,
I kick about the dust.
HENRY W. VETTERLEIN,
Answer: In other wordB you're
right there with both feet, going and
I kick because:
My first kick did not that dollar win.
So I'll try and try and try again
The way they do in tho Citi-ze.
MARY L. HAM,
Answer: It's the only way to cop
I kick because my horse bucks
and I can't seemy girl. O Gee!
Answer: Also Haw! Do you ever
1 believe I have a kick and a good
one, too. Here it Is: The other day
my little boy wanted me to make him
a kite. I made it and used a Citizen
to cover the frame with. After I had
It completed It refused to fly. Why?
Because there was so much news
printed on the paper that it made tho
kite too heavy. Next time I make a
kite I will use some other paper.
E. P. VARCOE.
Answer: The er do we get a
prize If wo guess Its name?
W. C. Dirlam Weds Miss M. II.
On Monday afternoon, Rev. C. C.
Miller, pastor of St. John's Luther
an church, married at the parsonage
William C. Dirlam, Honesdale, and
Miss Mame B. Downing, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Downing, Beach
Lake. The couple will reside In
East Honesdale where the groom
holds a responsible position with.
Borden's Condensed Milk Co. Oliver
Grover and Miss Lucy Browning
were the groomsman and bridesmaid
OUT ON HAIL.
Thomas Healy, who was arrested
Thursday, April 13, on a warrant
sworn out by Eugene Cortrlght
charging him with wantonly and ma
liciously setting fire to and burning
the barn of C. A. Cortrlght & Son,
and at a hearing that same afternoon
before 'Squire Robert A. Smith was
committed to tho county jnil in de
fault of $500 ball, was released late
Monday afternoon, Burton L. Hol
bert, the Main street groceryman, go
ing his bond.
noon, June IG.