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68th YEAR. --NO. 48
HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 1911..
Returns from Florida With
ALLIGATOR SKULL FOR J)R.
HRAOV; SEVEN FOOT RAT
TliER, CRANE, ETC.
Gilbert White, who, with his
granddaughter, .Miss Jessie White,
recently returned from Crescent City,
Florida, had a pleasant Interview
with a Citizen representative on
Wednesday. Mr. White led the scribe
to his cosy den and the first object
that faced thorn was a large skin of
a diamond-back rattlesnake. Its
length was seven feet and on Its tall
were eighteen rattles. The back of
the snake differs somewhat from the
rattlesnakes in this section, in that
Its marks are diamond-shaped. These
largo reptiles are shot. In some In
stances they aro dispatched by be
ing struck upon the head with a
Hanging alongside the snake was
suspended a beautiful skin of an al
ligator, which was six feet long. Its
age was eleven years. In addition
to this Mr. White brought home a
skull of a large alligator, which he
presented to Dr. C. R. Brady.
Mounted upon a standard in his
bedroom Is a line specimen of a
young crane. This bird is becoming
rarer every year, Its plumage being
In great demand for decorating
women's headgear. It was killed
near Crescent City and is a year old,
according to its color, which Is
white. In Its second year the plum
age is of a brownish 'hue, and when
the bird reaches maturity its feath
ers become a dark blue.
In addition to the above mention
ed, Mr. White brought home several
odd-shaped shells, two fine speci
mens of the sea louse, besides a num
ber of alligator teeth. The latter
were from two to three Inches in
length and were about the size of a
When asked what he did for
amusement during his stay in the
south, Mr. White remarked that he
spent his time fishing, visiting the
orange groves, turpentine and lum
ber camps. These camps are be
tween Crescent City Lake and Stella
Lake. The latter is 45 feet higher
than Crescent City tlake and is only
two miles long.-.wh'lle Crescent City
Lake Is sixteen miles in length and
varies from four to six miles in
width. A steamer plys from Jack
sonville to Crescent City, a distance
of about 80 miles.
Crescent City Is seven blocks long.
All the business is conducted on
one street. Each block contains five
acres of land, and Crescent City,
during the winter months, has a
population of from COO to 800.
There are five negroes to every
white person. The people who in
habit Crescent City are principally
nortnerners who own orange and
grape fruit groves at that place.
During the holidays the orange
harvest is at its height. One week
there was shipped daily from Cres
cent City 2,400 boxes of oranges
via steamer besides from 10 to 12
cars by rail. Each orange Is cut
from the tree, none are pulled from
the branches. A box of oranges In
New York nets from $1.25 to SI. 50
and runs from 126 to 150 oranges to
the box. This fruit Is considered to
be the best. Other boxes range from
100 to 200.
Speaking of the climatic condi
tions Mr. White states that Crescent
City Is the nicest place for elderly
persons to visit of any place he
knows. Rain fell but two mornings
during the entire stay of six months,
There are no dreary days like there
are In this climate and fine breeze
from ocean keeps the place an even
temperature. There was a light frost
at Crescent City upon two different
mornings after the blizzard in the
north last winter, but not enough to
kill the geraniums and ferns which
were out of doors. Roses were in
bloom the entire winter.
Regarding the negro question, one
will change his mind after he visits
the south. "Let the South take
care of them," quoted Mr. White.
He continued by stating that he
made a study of the problem while
down thero and also visited the ne
gro headquarters at Charleston, S.
C. The negroes of Crescent City
have some of the nicest building
sites in the place, having acquired
large tracts of land from the "time
of the freeze." The property was
owned by northerners but In 1875,
referred to as the "time of the
freeze," it was abandoned and later
was purchased 'by the negroes for
the taxes. They are very neat around
their homes and the children appear
much cleaner than they do in the
mining districts. The negroes have
their own schools, churches and
special cars to ride upon. The pres
ent generation down there is a lazy,
Indolent cIobs, but from conversa
tions with old slaves, Mr. White said
he found them to be honest and one
can believe anything they say.
Before bidding Mr. White good
bye the reporter noticed a fine
specimen of a mounted muskellungo
hanging upon the wall. Referring
to It Mr. White stated that he caught
It In Wisconsin and that It weighed
35 pounds. "Speaking of large fish,"
continued Sir. White, "I saw ,a big
mouth Black bass at Cresent City
that weighed 14 pounds. They are
not as gamey. as the small-mouth
black bass that we have around here,
but there Is some sport In catching
Loomis-Barrctt, A Pretty
ALBERT STEINMAN, DEPOSIT, I
REST MAN; MISS FRANCES I
A pretty Juno wedding was solem
nized at Susquehanna, Thursday
evening at 8:30 o'clock, when 'Miss
Eva .Margaret, youngest daughter of
Dr. and Mrs. Edison Barrett, of that
city, was united in marriage to Louis
A. Loomis, the popular proprietor of
the Hotel Wayne, Honesdale.
The ceremony took place at the
home of the bride, and was a quiet
affair, owing to the fact that the
groom's mother, Mrs. A. G. Loomis,
is in the State Hospital, Scranton,
recovering from tho effects of a re
cent severe operation.
Albert Stelnman, Deposit, acted as
best man, and Miss Francis Lang-
ford, Susquehanna, served as brides
The bride, who is a very popular
and charming young woman, is a
graduate of the Susquehanna High
School. For the past two years she
has been employed in the office' of
J. B. Russell & Co., the Scranton
The groom Is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. A. G. Loomis, and came to
Honesdale last Fall with his mother.
from Deposit, N. Y., where his father
Is still conducting the Loomis House.
Mr. Loomis, Jr., has had seven years
experience in the hotel business, and
has won many friends durlnc his
brief residence In the Maple City.
The happy couple left the same
night on a wedding trip to New York
City. Upon their return they will be
at home to their friends, after next
Thursday, at tho Hotel Wayne.
The Citizen extends heartiest con
gratulations and best wishes.
BIGGEST WHEAT CROP IN THE
A wheat crop the like of which
never has been harvested will be
gathered In the United States this
season if conditions indicated by the
Government s June crop report con
tinue throughout the growing sea
son. Agricultural experts estimate
the crop will amount to 764,291,857
bushels, an Increase of 68,848,857
bushels over last year.
Of winter wheat the indicated
yield Is almost 430,000,000 bushels,
and that of spring wheat 284,000,000
bushels. While winter wheat prob
ably will yield less to the acre this
year than the average for five years,
spring wheat will show an increased
yield of two bushels an acre over
1910 and a slight Increase over the
five-year average yield.
JOHNSTON TO FIGHT $50,000
San Francisco, Cal June 12.
G. L. ("Tex") Rlckard, who was the
promoter of the Johnson-Jeffries
fight In Reno last July, says in a let
ter received here to-day that he will
offer a purse of $50,000 for Jack
Johnson to fight two men the same
day for the world's championship at
Rlckard, who is in Buenos Ayres,
declares his belief that Johnson can
defeat any two men in the world, one
after the other.
"All I ask," he writes, "is that
Johnson be given a rest of fifteen
minutes after disposing of the first
"NO JUNE TERM OF COURT,"
SAYS DISTRICT ATTORNEY
"There won't be any June term of
court," said District Attorney M. E.
Simons to a representative of the
Citizen, Wednesday. "All the civil
cases have been continued, and It
wouldn't justify the expense of call
lng the Jury together for a single
The district attorney said that this
annulment of court is a common
thing in Pike county, and that it
had happened before in Wayne coun
Through the courtesy of "Life," The Citizen publishes the above picture in the hope that It may serve as
and most patriotic celebration of Independence Day Is a "Safe and Sane Fourth," and trust that this day In
by a deplorable and senseless loss of life.
Condition of Cut Glass
"HAVEN'T LOST SIXTY MEN OUT
OF THIS CITY IN A YEAR."
Charging the deplorable state of
affairs in the cut glass industry in
Honesdale to the condition of the
market, and declaring that he
"didn't take any notice" of Deposit,
N. Y., and Towanda, where the non
union cutting shops, one of them
formerly located In the Maple City,
are running full time, National Or
ganizer Luckock, Toledo, Ohio,
grudgingly granted a Citizen man an
interview nt the Allen House, Wed
nesday. Robert Luckock, Toledo, O., na
tional organizer for the cutting de
partment for the United States and
Canada, and William P. Clarke, To
ledo, O., national secretary of the
American Flint Glass Workers Union
have been spending several days In
town this week and attended the
regular meeting of tho Honesdale
Local Union, Tuesday evening.
When seen Wednesday at the Al
len House by a Citizen reporter, Mr.
Luckock first refused to say any
thing, and then reversed his decision
by talking quite freely on the local
"The National Secretary of the
American Flint Glass Workers'
Union, Mr. Clark, visited some of
the companies on a friendly visit,"
he said. "We are here for nothing
else onlv to instruct our members anil
give them advice on matters import- j
ant to their Interests."
The reporter informed Mr. Luck
ock that there was a general feeling
of unrest existing at present among
the 'Maple City glass cutters, and
that "strike talk" was pretty strong.
"We are advising them not to
strike," answered Mr. Luckock,
"Have all tho ' contracts been re
newed?'' he was asked.
"One!" he replied, "the one that's
run out has been renewed for an
"The condition of' the cut glass
trade in the Jastyear,'';,lie. continued,
"has been- most deplorable through
the demoralization of prices on the
market. If tlie manufacturer can't
get his prices, he can't pay his men.
"Its the market," persisted the
organizer, when reminded of the bad
state of affairs among the Honesdale
"Aren't cut glass shops working
full time elsewhere?" queried the
"They are not," he insisted.
"How about Deposit, N. Y.?" asked
"We do not take any notice of De
posit, N. Y." he answed shortly.
"How about Towanda?"
"We don't take any notice of To
wanda." Both Deposit and Towanda, by the
way, aro non-union towns.
"We got lots of shops that are
working full time," lie exclaimed.
There are 2,500 men unionized, he
The national organizer was told
that about 300 men had left Hones
dale since the strike last year.
"You haven't lost 60 men out of
this city in a year," he protested.
"Isn't the glass cutting in Hones
dale pretty well demoralized?"
"I suppose It Is."
"Isn't it worse than a year ago?"
"It goes up and down," explained
That was all the reporter got out
or Mr. luckock, who appeared aw
fully anxious to read a letter the ho
tel clerk had just handed -him, and
THE MORNING AFTER
Fine for fire fighters.
Members of Protection Engine
company, No. 3, In future are to be
fined for non-attendance at meetings
and fires, In keeping with a resolu
tion passed Tuesday evening at the
regular monthly meeting In City Hall
of the organization. It was stated
that the measurer for the firm which
has secured the contract to furnish
ne.' uniforms for the firemen, will
bo here Sunday. Henry Tlngley was
elected a member of the society. It
was; also decided that tho foremen
of the various fire companies should
endeavor to increase the efficiency
of tho members of their associations.
Judge A. T. Searle, Tuesday,
granted a divorce to John Surrldge
from Ida E. Surrldge, for wilful and
malicious desertion. Mrs. Surrldge's
maiden name was Ida E. Black. The
couple were married Aug. 20, 1903,
at Elmdale, Pa. The separation took
place In November of that same year.
Both parties are at liberty to marry
again under the conditions of tho di
vorce. I FREIGHTS DAJLY
Attempts Being Made to
Double Present Number
INCREASE WOULD HELP THE
BUSINESS OF THE RAILROAD
A strenuous effort Is being made
on the part of tho Business Men's
Association and Board of Trade to
secure two freight trains per day, out
of Honesdale, Instead of one in and
out as at present. Both organiza
tions have committees working to
that end and it Is hoped that these
representative bodies will soon be
able to make a favorable report.
It appears that the Honesdale
freight is handled by one crew, start
ing from Carbondale every morning
and It arrives In Honesdale anywhere
from 11:15 to 1:30. Quoting the
words from the local Delaware &
Hudson freight office, when we in
quired as to the arriving time: "It's
due at 11:15, but doesn't always get
here at that time."
Not a truer statement was ever
made. Why doesn't the freight
get In on time? Simply because one
engine cannot handle all the cars,
and the tratn has to be taken up the
,McfisIC4iJViountaln- to FarvIew.ior
xtimiiuio uiuu uu-Miq,, luaiaiiuicut.
plan. Another engine, and crew
more often there are two extra
pushers, bring the heavy train to the
The question now arises why not
keep one of these crews in Hones
dale, or in other words, restore tho
switching or yard engine? By doing
this the expenses of the company
would 'be diminished and better ser
vice would be obtained.
During the month of May, it is
claimed, that 100 cars of coal, steam
sizes, passed through Honesdale yia
tli oi Delaware & Hudson railroad to
Industries down the Erie line. This
tonnage Is figured as freight and
helps swell the report for the month.
What Honesdale wants Is two
freights per day, and have both
trains leave Honesdale as formerly.
who stated that he would leave town
on the 2:50 train.
The reporter talked with one of
the glass cutters on the situation.
"It can't 'be any worse than It Is
now," he was told. "We are only
making our bread now. If wa go out
on a strike we'll get $6 a week, and
that'll pay our board. On an aver
age the men are making $7.50 a
week. There ain't many making
Honesdale was visited by an
other thunder shower this afternoon.
So far as we have learned no damage
Fine Tribute Paid to President of School Board ;
Twenty-two Students are Graduated
With High Honors
PROGRAM RENDERED WITH UNIFORM EXCELLENCE; AUDITOR
IUM CROWDED TO HEAR FINAL EXERCISES: PRINCIPAL
ODAY DELIVERS INSPIRING ADDRESS.
Seven young men and fifteen young
women were graduated from the
Honesdale High school, Tuesday
evening, when tho annual commence
ment exercises of the borough
schools were held In the spacious
auditorium of the $60,000 Church
street building before a large and
The natural beauty of tho as
sembly room was enhanced by large
bouquets of daisies, ferns and
syrlngas fringing the front of the
platform, over which in chaste let
ters was inscribed the motto of the
Class of 1911, "Escendamus Cum
When the curtain arose promptly
,at quarter past eight o'clock, the
graduates and Principal Harry A.
Oday were revealed occupying cosy
seats on the stage.
The opening invocation was mado
by the Rev. Will H. Hlller, pastor of
the Central Methodist Episcopal
church. The program which con
sisted of essays, declamations, ora
tions and music, was rendered with
out a single discordant note, the se
lections of tho High School Chorus,
under the direction of Miss Amy
Clarke, Instructor in music, with
Miss Bessie Caufleld as accompanist,
being given with rare taste and re
ceived with enthusiastic outbursts of
Thanks to the efforts of the Lyric
Orchestra and the High School
chorus that "draggy' effect so com
mon to formal commencements was
The speakers took their parts uni
formly well, and there was not the;
slightest trace of hesitation on the
part of any of the graduates.
In presenting the diplomas, Princi
pal 'Harry A. Oday paid a high com
pliment to the President of tho
School Board, Judge A. T. Searle,
whp has labored), f or,-,the'. educational
interests of '.'the ommurilty'-y-' Since
1889. He said among other things:""
"Members of the Class of 1911:
You are soon to be numbered with
tho alumni of this school. 483 di
plomas have been granted since ihe
erection of a borough High school.
Tho present President of our school
board has assisted to grant nearly
400, and has signed over half that
number In the twenty-one years he
has labored for the educational In
terests of the community. Tho
speaker has had the honor of sign
ing over one-third.
"No matter what you may do you
will find some graduates of the
Honesdale High school foremost In
that same line. You may go to tho
Isthmus of Panama, and you will
come across one of our graduates in
charge of the construction work
there. No matter where you go or
what business or profession you may
enter you will find them doing well
for themselves, and for the com
munity in which they live.
"After awhile you will obtain as
great distinction. Don't deceive
yourselves. You must begin at once
and work. We can point with pride
to our successful graduates. One
of our graduates has won the highest
honor in the college she attends
where she was elected president of
the student governing board. It
doesn't make much difference where
you look for them If you look for
them In good places, you'll find them
a sufficient warning that the best
Wayne county may not be marred
A GRAND SUCCESS
"I have been unable to find any
where a graduate in disgrace.
"See to It that your life is so
governed that you never bring dis
grace on this Institution. The words
spoken to you last Sunday night by
Father Balta cannot fall to leave a
lasting impression on you.
"You must have Religion. Your
scholarship Is all in vain without
that. You must look on a real God
and worship Him."
The diplomas were then awarded
the graduates and the exercises clos
ed with the benediction pronounced
by Rev. Will H. Hlller.
As the sweet graduates sang so
sweetly the "Bridal Chorus" of
Cowen, In which the refrain '"Tis thy
wedding morning" so frequently oc
curs many of the spectators could not
help thinking that they were but tell
ing of coming events, and that be
fore another June, a June with Its
rare days, "when the spreading trees
are hoary with their wealth of prom
ised glory," Lohengrin's strains
would peal forth from stately organ,
as arm and arm, Paul and Virginia
march down the berlbboned cathed
ral aisles, to plight their troth, and
make a new commencement In life.
The program follows:
Music Lyric Orchestra
Invocation Rev. Will H. Hlller
Salutatory, "American Heroes of In
vention" Merton Canuem
Music, "Bridal Chorus," Cowen-. .
High School Chorus
Essay, "Wayne's First County
Seat," Dolla Cody
Essay, "Heroines of American His
tory" Anna Doherty
Music, ove's Old Sweet Song,". .
High School Chores
Essay, "Horace Greeley as a Lect
urer" Florence Sluman
Declamation, "Death of Robespierre"
Flssnv. ."PfirinHvlvanIav;ln' Education"
W?it, SWSESMar'Ie .Braccy
Music, "The CarhovaleV' Rossini,
, High Hcnooi unorus
Recitation, "Diary of a (Mouse".
Recitation, "How Girls Study"...
Oration, "Conservation of Our For
ests" Ray Dibble
Music, "Praise Ye the Father" . .
High School chorus
Essay, "A Trip to Maine,"....,
Essay, "The American 'School Girl,"
Valedictory, "Origin of Commence
ment" Sarah Meaner
Presentation of Diplomas. Prof. Oday
Benediction Rev. Will H. Killer
Excused to take part In Class
The names of the twenty-two
Marie E. Bracey, Agnes R. Carr,
Helen 'M. Caufleld, Dolla M. Cody.
Dorothy H. Deln, Anna I. Doherty,
Anna J. Kllroe, Bessie W. Kimble.
Gertrude P. Krantz, Sarah W. Men
ner, Margaret E. Rlckard, Ethel
Amanda Schiessler, Wilhelmina E.
Schoell, Florence M. Sluman, Mary
Merton A. Canfleld, Raymond E.
Dibble, Leon C. Hagaraan, Joseph
Jacobs, Roy W. Lelnbach, Charles
L. Markle, Henry A. Saunders.
iMIss Dolla Cody was prevented by
Illness from being present at the ex
ercises, much to the regret of her
SUNDAY CONNECTION WITH
Mr. E. B. Callaway, Sec'y,
Greater Honesdale Board of Trade,
Referring to your favor of May
12th In which you quote resolution
from the Greater Honesdale Board
of Trade requesting that our Sun
day morning train leave Honesdalo
earlier so as to arrive In Carbondale
to connect with our 11:30 train for
Wo find that this can bo arranged,
and we are therefore, pleased to
adviso that effective with our sum
mer schedule June 18, morning train
will leave Carbondale at 8:45 and
arrive Honesdale at 9:55; returning
leave Honesdalo 10:15 and arrive
Carbondale at 11:25.
Trusting this meets with the ap
proval of your Board and that
change will be beneficial to all con
cerned, I am,
Yours very truly,
GEORGE W. BATES,
D. F. & P. A.
The country's monetary circula
tion made a further gain of $18,000,
000 or more during May the in
crease being practically all in gold.
This lifts the per capita circulation
to 134.70, which eeoms to be about
a record figure.
COUNTY SINKING FUND.
Governor Tener has signed a bill
creating a county sinking fund com
mission to be composed of county
commissioners and auditor or con