The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, June 02, 1911, Image 1

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68th YEAR. NO. 44
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Honesdale Memorial Cele
bration Greater Than
Ever Before
Tuesday was Memorial Day and
Honesdale In greater measure than
ever before, joined with the rest of
the Nation In paying reverent trib
ute to the heroic dead who went
forth at the country's call to fight
and bleed and die that the Union
might be preserved. 1
The graves of soldiers and sailors
who took part In the stirring engage
ments of the Civil war fifty years
ago were garlanded by loving hands ,
and glowing tributes were paid to
their memory.
The veterans of Captain James
Ham Post, No. 198, G. A. II., as
sembled at 10 a. m. in front of the
post hall at Eighth and Main streets,
where the line of march was formed
as follows: I
.Marshall, W. W. Wood; police
men Levi De Groat and John Canl-(
Honesdale Band.
Company E, Thirteenth Infantry.
Fife and Drum Corps.
Veterans. I
Mayor, orators of the day, soldiers,
Ladles of the G. A. R. and invited
guests In carriages.
The procession left Eighth and
Main streets at 10:25 a. m., march
ing to Fourth, thence by Fourth to
Church, to the corner of Ninth,
thence East to Court street; up
Court street to Tenth, up Tenth to
the Lackawaxen.
At the bridge, on an Improvised
platform, Attorney Chester A. Gar
ratt delivered a stirring address on
the deeds of the men of '61 who
defended the honor of the Hag on the
sea. School children lovingly
strewed flowers on the water, and
beautiful Irving Cliff towering above
the spectators lent Inspiration to the
scene. Mr. Garratt spoke as fol
lows: Mr; Gun-ntt's Address.
-Fallow. Citizens: ' .
"We are'uhere today tocommemo
rate the achievements ofou'r"? navy,
during" the-mosTfmeinentous'.tf'er lo'dof,'
our national history.
"When the slave power In the
South attempted to destroy the
Union by seceding from it and by
setting up a Southern confederacy,
President Lincoln, besides calling
for a volunteer army to sustain the
government, did, on April 19, 1861,
just five days after the surrender of
Fort Sumter, order a blockade of
the southern ports by the navy. The
purpose of this was to prevent the
seceding states from obtaining sup
plies from abroad with which to
carry on war.
"At that time our navy was small
and widely scattered. As rapidly as
possible it was concentrated on the
Atlantic coast and additional vessels
were put In commission, until an ef
fective blockade was established at
most of the ports. Nevertheless the
business of running the blockade
was conducted with some success,
and It was profitable business. For
the most part the blockade runners
were British with a base of opera
tions on the Bahamas and at Ber
muda, and the business was so
profitable that, if only ono ship out
of three were successful, tho net
gain was large.
"Besides closing the Southern ports
to commerce, the navy gave an im
portant aid to military operations.
"While the country still suffered
T. Roosevelt, Attention
"We had an unusually large num
ber last year. Probably the strike
had something to do with it. They
had nothing else to do and got mar
ried." That Is the way Prothonotary M.
J. Hanlan accounted for the fact
that there were onl 14 licenses
issued in May, 1911, as compared
with twenty-ono In May, 1910, when
asked by a Citizen man as to tho
reasons for tho alarming falling off
in applicants for tho holy state of
An examination of the May rec
ords In Marriage License Docket
Book No. 4 in the office of the Clerk
of Orphans' Court, reveals a number
of interesting facts.
For one thing, only one of the
dozen and two May brides was under
legal ago, and two were 'past thirty.'
Four were twenty-one years of age.
Two brides were past forty. The
oldest bride was 62. The average
age of tho brides ivas unusually
high, viz. 28 and 3-14 years. The
grooms averaged thirty and 11-14
years aplcco.
There was only one May bride
groom under twenty-one. Four were
between twenty-one and twenty-flvo.
Theree were twenty-seven. Five were
over thirty, the oldest being 72.
from the discouragement that fol
lowed the defeat of tho Union army
at Bull Ilun, a few successful naval
expeditions did much to restore con
fidence. Near the end of August,
1SG1, an expedition under Commo
dore Stringhnm captured the con
federate forts at Hatteras Inlet, N.
C, with their garrisons and closed
Pamlico Sound to blockade runners.
Capture of Port Royal.
"Early In November a naval force
under Commodore Dupont after a
severe engagement, captured Port
rtnviil. R C. tlio flnost hsirlinr nil
the South Atlantic coast, and bar-1
red blockade running at that point,
besides establishing a bnso of opera
tions on land.
"In February, 1SG2, a fleet under
flag-officer Goldsborough reduced
the confederate forts on Roanoke Is
land, N. C, and enabled the mili
tary force under Gen. Burnside to
seize and hold important points on
the main land.
"In the west the gun boats under
Commodore Foot, operating on the
Cumberland and Tennessee rivers
in February, 1S62, gave Grant's
army very material aid in capturing
Fort Henry and Fort Donalson.
"On March S, 1862, the memorable
engagement botween the Union
floating battery, Monitor, and the
Confederate ram, Merrimac, In
Hampton:Roads, Va., ended In the
defeatVu'df; thealatter, after' she had
war vessels the' frigate"," ""Congress,
and the sloop-of-war, Cum'berland.
"In April, 1862, Commodore Far
ragut began the work of opening
the lower Mississippi. He cut a
heavy Iron chain cable which had
been placed across the river, passed
the enemy's forts, destroyed and
captured all the confederate vessels,
Are rafts, and the iron clad rams,
Manassas and Louisiana, and before
the close of the month received the
surrender of New Orleans. For
more than a year afterward he con
tinued operations on the Mississip
pi, and the surrender of Vicksburg
and Port Hudson In July, 1863, com
pleted the opening of the river.
Sinking of Alabama.
"In June, 1864, after a spirited con
test, tho Union war steamer Kear
sarge, under Capt. Wlnslow sank
the confederate vessel Alabama
which had committed great depreda
tions on our commerce.
"In August, 1864, Farragut cap
tured or destroyed a confederate
fleet In Mobile Bay including the
Iron clad ram Tennessee, the strong
est vessel ever built by the confed
erates, and captured the forts at
the harbor entrance, thus sealing
the port against blockade runners.
"In January, 1865, Wilmtngtof, N.
C, tho last port left for the opera
tions of the blockade runners came
Twelve of the blushing May brides
gave their occupations as "at home."
Two admitted being 'housekeepers.'
Farmers Lead Again.
The bridegrooms represented 12
different callings, the farmers lead
ing tho procession, as usual, with
three followers of that healthful pur
suit. Among tho occupations given
were: Lumberman, mall carrier,
shoemaker, electrician, carpenter,
glass cutter, bridge and structural
iron-worker, glass cutter, traveling
salesman, electrician, fireman, and
Tho palm for the largest number
of brides and bridegrooms again goes
to Honesdale, which had three
grooms and three brides, One groom
hailed from Rowlands, Pike county,
and Philadelphia and Scranton sent
one bridegroom each to tho county
seat of Wayne, Avoca is responsi
ble for one groom also,
Lackawanna was represented by
two brides, ono eacli from the Elec
tric City and the Pioneer City. Mon
roe county reported with one bride
from East Stroudsburg, and Pike
county, with a bride from Rowlands,
was also on the list.
One of the grooms was'twlce as old
as his lovlng-partner-to-be. Two
grooms and two brides acknowl
edged that they had been married be
fore. Three brides were older than
the husbands of their choice.
Among the grooms tho most pop
ular name 'was John, three posess
ing that praenomen.
Tho Wayno county grooms were
residents of Gravity, Pompton, Mt.
Pleasant, Beaehlako, Honesdale (3),
Itileyville, Ariel, Gouldsboro. The
brides camo from Bethany, Promp
ton, White Mills, Honesdale (2),
Beaehlako, Mt. Pleasant, Gravity,
Big Crowd Hears Stirring
Speeches by Orators
Of The Day
Into our possession through capture
of Fort Fisher which guarded its
approaches from the sea, and our
naval forces contributed largely to
tho result, both by their bombard
ment of the fort and the assault on
It by a large body of sailors and
marines which it landed for the pur
pose. "Time will not permit further de
tails respecting the work of our
navy, but the history of the war
for tho Union shows that our sail
ors and marines in that great strug
gle fully maintained the standard
of naval service handed down from
Paul Jones, Decatur, Hull, Bralu
brldge, Preble, Porter, Perry, Mc
Donough and others of heroic mem
ory. "O, Lackawaxen, most beautiful
stream, on your downward course
to tho tide, may you bear on your
bo3om our tokens of respect and
esteem for the brave sailors who
lived and fought and died for their
country's sake and welfare.
Meinorablo Occasion.
"Beautiful mountain stream, you
are charged with an important mes
sage. May you carry to the ocean
these tokens, these flowers, these
gifts of nature, strewn upon your
current by the children, the pride
of our country and nation. Carry
on the glad tidings to yon populous
cities. May at least, some one who
dwells along your banks catch a
glimpse of these flowers, and be re
minded of the awful events which
this occasion Is meant to commemo
rate. May they be reminded of Far
ragut and his indomitable courage
and take unto themselves tho cour
age which comes from the admira
tion of courage in men. May they
imbibe the spirit of patriotism and
resolve furthermore, If their country
needs them, to act their part In the
most commendable manner. May
they recall the Monitor and the Mer
rimac. ,. and that 'world- famed clash
oX the jflrsy rpn-ides; which decldedl
1UI Mil Hill IMC Ui n uuu-
ed craft were over, and which'
heralded the dawn of the great age
of iron and steel In which we are
now living.
"Children of our day, may you long
remember and cherish the oppor
tunity which you have to be present
on this occasion. May you study
the history of your country with
more Interest, and love her with
more zeal, and finally, take upon
yourselves her burdens with a spirit
of eagerness, always knowing and
firmly believing that upon you rests
the future destiny of the greatest
nation of any age, or time or gener
Street Lined.
The streets of the Maple City
were lined with citizens who turn
ed out to a man to honor tho bronz
ed veterans of the Civil war. The
homes and business places were
decorated in honor of the day.
Seven hundred school children
took part in the parade. The nu
pils of the public schools marshalled
by Principal Harry A. Oday, march
ed two abreast, carrying flags and
wreaths. St. Mary's parochial school
and the children from St. John's
turned out In full force and marched
with the school children.
(Continupd on rage Five.)
Ages Of Contracting Parties.
An opportunity to compare tht
ages or the grooms and brides fol
lows, with those of the groom given
32 27; 7262; 2722; 27 25;
25 27; 21 21; 19 17; 24 29;
42 42; 2721; 34 21; 22 28;
36 30; 23 21.
Ex-Auditor General E. B. Harden
bergh will attend the commencement
exercises of tho training school for
nurses at the Lackawanna State Hos
pital, Scranton, of which Institution
ho is vice-president, Friday night,
when ho will deliver tho diplomas to
tho graduates.
Death Of Mrs. .Ins. .1. Flynn.
Mrs. James J. Flynn, Wangum
Avenue, Hawley, died at her home
Sunday morning, May 28, following
a long illness. Surviving her are her
husband, two daughters, Maymo and
Anna, two sons, James and Leo, and
a brother, John Walsh, Norwich, N.
Y and Winifred of Scranton. The
funeral was held Wednesday morning
with services at St. Phlloraena Cath
olic church, Hawley.
Joseph J. Nonnenmacher, Hones
dale, and Miss Elizabeth J. Meszler,
White Mills, were married Thurs
day morning at 8 o'clock at St.
Mary's parochial residence by the
rector, Rev. Father J. W. Balta.
William Nonnenmacher, a brother
of the bridegroom, was best man,
and Miss Annie Meszler, a sister of
the bide, acted as bridesmaid.
Bride and bridesmaid looked charm
ing In blue silk. They left on a
honeymoon trip to Toledo, Ohio,
and on their return will reside In
the Maple City.
Resume Of The Work Of
The Legislature
IOX. Shortly after noon on Thursday
last the Legislative session of 1911
camo to an end. The House of Rep-j
resentatlves Indulged In the time-1
honored custom of turning back the
hands of the clock, so that twelve
noon did not arrive officially until
about half-past two, by which time
all the gifts were exchanged, pretty
speeches made and all unpleasant
thoughts and feelings lost sight of.
Tho Senate, more decorous and con
servative, had finished everything
by noon, and most of its members
were on the way home while the
House was still In session. The pre
siding officers of both Houses were
presented with beautiful and costly
gifts, and the various clerks fared
generously also. Senator Wurtz of
Cambria county was chosen Presi
dent pro tem. of the Senate, which
means that he succeeds Senator Crow
at the next session, as well as during
tho recess. Senator Crow has made
a good record as an efficient presid
ing officer.
About an average, seems to be the
estimate put upon the body which
has just loft the Hill, it enacted
the usual "number of fairly good bills
passed or tried to pass some objec
tionable ones and failed to do that
which some good citizens thought it
should do. The most conspicuous
tallure perhaps, according to Gov
ernor Tener's view, was the killing
of the Public Utilities bill. The
House takes credit for putting the
measure through that body, but the
credit Is only partially deserved, for
It was generally understood that the
Senate would kill it, regardless of
the attitude of the House. In fact
each body depended upon the other
to kill certain measures that went
through one body by a large major
ity. Certain interests had marked
the utilities bill for slaughter and
the killing was easier In the Senate,
so the House jusj moved It along,
Governor' Displeased.
There is no disguising the fact that
the Governor was dlsnleased with
'the action of the Senate on his bill,
ana in a puousnea statement lie
characterized their treatment of It
as "arbitrary, unreasonable and in
defensible." Not content with kill
ing the bill the Senate deliberately'
added to the unpleasantness by re
ferring to the Finance Committee
(Continued on Pago Four.)
Engineer Alonzo Damon, Port
Jervis, was instantly killed, and
fireman Michael Heinz, badly scald
ed, in a head-on collision on the
Erie Railroad at Long Switch, near
Klmbles, at 11:57 o'clock Wednes
day night.
Conductor, Port Jervis, was In
cnarge of the west bound train and
Alonzo Damon was his engineer.
He had orders to meet Conductor
S. S. Martin, Avoca, at the siding
and let Martin pass with his loaded
train. Tho light train was coming
toward Hawley.
It seems that in running Into the
switch Gallagher ran partly out on
to the main track. Ho realized his
mistake too late, for without a
moment's warning the engine of tho
loaded train crashed Into him, kill
ing Engineer Damon, and badly
scalding Fireman Heinz.
A number of cars wore derailed
and badly smashed, and all trains
on this branch of the Erie annulled.
Engineer Damond, who was kill
ed, was a mar 45, and leaves a
widow and tw jjglldren.
First Juno License.
The first June marriage license
was granted Thursday morning to
Fred Selpe, Galilee, and Miss Mar
garet Elizabeth Loy, a school teach'
er of Rutledgedale.
Governor Tener Wednesday night
signed the Sproul main highway bill
and named E. M. Blgelow, former
director of public works of Pitts
burgh, as commissioner.
Henry Hartung went to Scranton
Wednesday morning to bring his wife
home from one of the private hos
pltals where she had been spending
four weeks as the result of a brolo
en arm sustained In a runaway ac
cident at Seelyvillo hill.
Wallace, the ten-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. Wyman W. Kimble.
while roller-skating Wednesday
morning at the High school gymnas
ium fell and broke two bones In bis
right arm. Drs, Fred B. Powell and
W. T. McConvlll were summoned,
and the patient made as comfort
able as possible. Master Wallace's
troubles, however, did not end there.
He attempted to eat dinner shortly
after getting out of the etber and
with disastrous results, a piece ot
meat lodging in his throat and al
most choking him to death.
World Famous Detective Starts For Dyberry; Kick
Editor Last Seen On Brink Of Oil Well There
Tho world famous detective, Solid Ivory Splivins, engaged by this paper
last week at enormous expense to investigate the strange disappearance of
the Kick Editor, was up against it. For once in his amazing career, he
was frankly puzzled. Standing on his head In a corner of his room at
the hotel, with his massive bonehead brow corrugated with thought wrink
les, he endeavored to solve the complex mystery which had astonished the
world. Ever and anon, he punctured his sinewy white forearm wIUi an
injection of digitalis and rod pepper from a hypodermic fire pump. This
helped him think.
Suddenly there was a knock at the door. Mr. Splivins crouched behind
the chandelier, with his feet on the ceiling.
"Come in," ho said, drawing his trusty revolver with a 104-inch wheel
base from his left gum shoe, and biting a hole in the wall paper.
The door opened an 18th of an Inch wide and n piece of white paper
fluttered to the floor. Than the door slammed to of Its own accord.
The shock hurled the detective to the carpet. He pounced on the bit of
paper and waved it triumphantly over his solid ivory skull.
"A clue," he shrieked, placing the muzzle of his loaded revolver be
tween his Hps and pulling the trigger. There was a loud gurgle and
Solid Ivory smacked his lips.
He looked at the paper. On it was written the following words:
"The last seen of the Kick Editor was when he dropped In Honesdale's
ancient history oil well. Signed, Geo. Schweslnger, Jr., 342 Grove St."
"Ha, ha, Georgle," he muttered between his pearly teeth, "you're all
to the benzine, and the two bucks are yours!"
So saying the famous detective shot himself again and again smacked his
lips previous to departing for Dyberry to Investigate the well.
(To be continued.)
Won Morning And Lost
Afternoon Game
You can put this In your pipe and
smoke it, when Honesdale broke
even in the two-act drama pulled oft
down on the flats on Memorial Day,
between "Jimmy" Moran's crew of
Dunmoro sluggers, and the Maple
City defenders, she sent a whole lot
more of the calamity howlers to the
tall timber!
After the victorious march of
Dunmore since the opening of the
season, James Woran, who halls the
Honesdale High school as his alma
mater, was telling the boys of that
little punky suburb of the Electric
City that they would make Leon
Ross' little boys have a sad Memorial
Day. Good night!!!
By the way there's nothing so un
certain as baseball. Nobody thought
for instance that one Mr. .Michael
Farrell was going to put them over
the plate so speedy that our boys
couldn't connect with his curves in
the afternoon game, for 'ninstance.
Nobody dreamed rocky fielding would
lose tho afternoon gamo, after the
morning game had been pulled out
of the fire In the seventh Inning. But
of such Is the sport of base ball!
They were great games, both of
them. Players on both teams were
tuned up to a high pitch, and tho
spectators were keyed to a point
where an outbreak of yelling came
without a second's warning at any
critical point.
"Jimmy" Moran In tho afternoon
game did great work. He drew a
base on balls, and when the seventh
Inning arrived, as the band In Belle
vue Park across the river was sweet
ly playing "The Watch On The
Rhine," he hit a nice little one base
Things looked good for Honesdale
when she came to bat In the open
ing session. Schilling, the first man
up, fanned. Brader got the pitcher's
goat, and went to first with a bruise
on his anatomy. Home Run Hatler
helped along tho good work with a
nice little hit. Sandcrcock sent Hat
ler home with a lovely three bagger.
That ended the run-getting for our
Hessling pitched a good game,
holding down tho Dunmore sluggers
to two hits, and only passing two
men to first. But some wild throws
to first helped tho Scranton "subur
bas" to win, and inability to hit
Farrell helped our boys to lose.
But gracious me, our boys were
(Continued on Pago Four.)
There's nothing like little lntiinato heart to heart talks, is tliero?
What wo wunt to do is to snuggle right up under your upper left
hand vest pocket and hold u cardiac convention. (Tills applies to
tho ladies also, altho' of course they don't wear vests. At least wo
don't think thoy do. Thoy wear crepo-de-cldnc, and reveres anil
tilings like that.
Anyway from now on wo'ro going to use tlds cosy little corner
down hero at tho bottom of tho paper to "talk It over." You use It
too. Thus will wo help each other. Allons!
Did you know we were going to increase our staff? No? Oh,
you've heard rumors about It? Well, It's a fact. Surest tiling you
know. Mr, E. I). Callaway, now of tho Herald, Is coming over to
us Juno 11. Pretty nice, eh; what? Going to fill tho paper with
so much local news that it'll read lllfo a letter from home.
Guess that's about all for tho nonce. Sco you next week. In
tho meantime, call, write, 'phono or wire.
Sincerely yours,
Makes Sick Trees Well
And Well Trees Better
Bernard M. Rifkin, of the firm of
Bonsey and Rifkin, tree experts and
landscape gardeners, with offices in
the Second National Bank Building,
Wilkes-Barre, when seen at the Al
len House Wednesday afternoon by a
Citizen man, talked Interestingly on
the subject of trees and their preser
vation. Honesdale, by the way. Is noted for
its bushy maples and stately elms,
taking Its nickname from the many
trees of the former species which
adorn Its parks, and lend grateful
shade to the pedestrian.
There Is but one rift In the lute of
unadulterated enjoyment to the lover
of Nature. As he strolls along this
arboreal canopy he is impressed by
tho fact that these majestic sun
1 shields have almost reached the
point of diminishing returns, econo
mically speaking, and that, their,
grateful service to man and beast
must end within a few years, unless
immediate steps are taken to pre
serve them. For lightning has play
ed sad havoc with their symmetry.
Limbs have been stripped from par
ent trunks, and great gaping scars
mar their beauty.
It is to prolong their lease of life,
that experts are entering in, men
skilled in the scientiflc knowledge of
plant life, who cut deep Into the
vitals of tho decaying maples and
elms, cleanse their 'wounds with an
tiseptic baths, and cover up their
nakedness from the world, leaving
it to the healing force of nature to
cover the imprints of arboreal knife
and forceps.
"Wliiskbroom" Effect
No butcher climbs a ladder In this
business, for business It Is, and a
highly-specialized one at that. No
lower ends are lopped off, and up
per parts untouched, leaving that
"whisk-broom" effect so common
when unskilled hands attempt to do
tho work.
Arboriculture as practiced by ex
perts in tho profession, consists of
trimming, chaining, spraying, fer
tilizing, and cementing of trees.
Bad spots In the trunks are cut out,
the inside of cavities are cleaned,
the roots doctored, cavities filled,
and everything possible done to re
store the normal conditions of
Having learned much that was
(Continued on Page Four.)