The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, August 23, 1911, Image 1
WEATHER FORECAST: Showers. WEATHER FORECAST: Showers. lihm READ THE CITIZEN SAFE, SANE, SURE. READ THE CITk&fN liS'JS SAXK. SlWl 68th YEAR. --NO. 67 HONESDALB, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 1911. PRICE ? CENTS HAY-FEVER IS P HER "Hard Thing to Cure" Says Dr. E. W. Burns SEEMS. TO HE HEREDITARY AXR IT'S POSSIBLE TO OUTGROW IT. Midsummer has come, August Is here, and the sound of the hay-fever sneeze Is heard In the land! With a view to gaining some in-i formation that might be of value to readers of this paper, a Citizen man, went the rounds of tho offices of the Honesdale medical fraternity one day last week. Unfortunately many of the doc-tors were either out at the fair or engaged In their customary dally rounds of sick calls. Dr. E. W. Burns, the Tenth street physician, when seen, talked freely on this seasonal malady. He said: " 1 think It's a little more pre valent than It used to be. Anyhow It's on tke Increase from what I can jude.- "There seems to be quite a regu larity about It. I don't know that that Is an infallible rule. It seems to come on people at just such a time of year. There is nothing to prevent it so far as I know. Its cause is not understood. " We can say that it is a neu rosis, but that's not an answer. Neurosis Is an affection of tho ner vous system. It's of nervous origin. " We can give patients relief, but it's a mighty hard thing to cure. I think it has exited for a long time. I don't know who first discovered it, but I do think that all agree that a greater proportion of the population are being afflicted with it right along. " Oftentimes a change of locality seems to be beneficial. Women do not have it worse than men. I nev er saw It in a child. It is amenable to medical treatment as far as relief is concerned, but the progress in re gard to a cure is not very encourag ing." " This is the time of the year for It," said Coroner P. B. Petersen, the Main street practitioner. " Hay fever," he continued, "is a peculiar condition of the. mucous membrane susceptible to "tho dust and pollen from weeds, especially golden rod and rag weed. It at tacks most people In the middle of August. Some people get1, It earlier especially If theyhavo an exciting cause. r " I never knew of a case where children had It. It is frequently ac companied with asthma, although the majority of people don't have asthma with It. " Most people get relief from go ing to the mountains. The White Mountains Is tho favorite resort, you know. " Very few poor people have it. It's a fashionable disease. It Is amenable to constitutional treat ment. It is necessary to begin treatment a month before, and con tinue the treatment right through. " The 'best thing to do is to keep out of the dust. Avoid the dust, and especially avoid going into the country and coming in contact with pollen from any weed in bloom at this time of the year, like golden rod and ragweed. " I have a theory of my own about it that is not found in any of the books. It's a chronic disease. You Inherit It from one or two or three generations back. Tho old name for that chronic condition was scrofula. It may be cancer or scrofula or tuberculosis or some in curable blood disease in an ances- ton. " It may skip a generation abso lutely. It's hereditary. It's a blood taint from an incurable chronic dis ease In an ancestor, commonly call ed scrofula. " Patients outgrow It, and even cet over It. sometimes. Constltu tional remedies taken for a month beforehand and continued through out modify the attack very much, and somo patients get absolute re lief." Ker-chew! A-chew!! Ker-chew!!! i.'ix iil: rini'i l ijt j i i i isi ii ii Howard J. Erk. chauffeur for Hon. E. B. Hardonbergh, while returning home from a drive Sunday, saw two men lying alone the roadside Stop ping tho car he found that both were unconscious. Ho Immediately drove to Hawley for a physician and re turned with him to where tho men wore still laying. After hard work they regained consciousness. The in jured men were John Williams and Daniel Corcoran. Their horso be came frightened and both thrown out of the buggy nnd rendered uncon scious. How long tho men had laid there before being discovered is not Ttnown. Dentil of Charles E. Howell. Charle3 E. Howell, South Canaan, father of Prof. A. H. Howell, White Mills, died suddenly Thursday night after spending tho day at Scranton whore he and Mrs. Howell attended a family reunion. Dr. Noblo, of Waymart, was called hut Mr. Howell was dead when he arrived. The de- ceased was a trustee of the South Canaan Methodist Episcopal church, also a trustee of the cemetery com pany at that place. He was a man well known and highly esteemed. Tho following are survivors: George R.. of Scranton: Arthur H. white Mills: William H., Scranton; his wife and Phoebe C. Howeii, at home; also by one Bister, Mrs. Joseph H. Earl, of Highland Mills, Ti. y. Tne runeral -was held on Sunday. (33 LICENSES ;ei First Marriage License Was Granted to Colored Couple OVER OXE-THIRD HAVE BEEX GRAXTER X MR.'M. J, HAXLAX, Four thousand three hundred and seventy-three marriage licenses have been granted in Wayne county, from the time the Act of Assemblv went into effect, In the Fall of 1885, up to the present time. The first marriage license was granted by Clerk of the Orphans' Court W. A. Gaylord to Richard Watrous and Caroline Brown, both of whom were colored, and residents of Texas township. Each of the con tracting parties gave their occupation as laborer, the groom being 3G years six months and one day old, and the bride thirty-five past, when the nup tial knot was tied at Honesdale, the same day as the license was issued, by Justice of the Peace James B. Eldred. " A relatively small proportion of people are married by Justices in Wayne county," said Clerk of the Orphans Court M. J. Hanlan to a Citizen man. " The feo used to be fifty cents for a license certificate. A recent Jaw, passed about three years ago, increased the fee to one dollar. " Two or three marrlago licenses were unused. They are good until used People change their minds sometimes, and I suppose don't want to uso them. " io, there were no ' common law ' marriages In my day. I don't know of any common law marriages in Wayne county. " Throe or four times I was rout ed out of bed to issue licenses. As a a general rule it was a case of com pulsion or necessity. The girl was generally In trouble, and they wanted things fixed up for fear the prospec tive groom would run away. " There have been couples married in the court house room upstairs. One couple was married there by Squire William II. Ham. " The prothonotarles since the Act of 1885 wore W. A. Gaylord from 18'85-i888; F. B. Carr from 1S8S 1894; George A. Smith from 1894 1900; W. A. Gaylord from 1900 1903; and M. J. Hanlan from 1903 to the present time." Of the 4,373 licenses Issued in the past twenty-six years, 1419 or over one-third were granted by Prothono tary M. J. Hanlan. On an average ICS licenses were issued annually, or about fourteen a month, or one every other day. BURGLAR (?) ON ROOF OF QUINNEY HOUSE Mrs. Herbert Qulnney, Ridge street, was awakened about 12:30 Tuesday morning by unfamiliar sounds at the rear of the house. She stepped to her bedroom window and saw a light burning In the homo of N. J. Spen cer, a neighbor, and thinking the noise was that made by dogs she returned to -her bed. Then In the quietude o( the night she heard a soft whistle as If someone was at tracting the attention of another, and almost simultaneously tho creaking of the tin roof over the kitchen led her to believe that there was some one outside. Looking out again, it was then dark. The light in tho Spencer home had been extinguished. Still Mrs. Qulnney heard the creaking of the tin, as it gave way as tho would- be sneak thief stepped back and forth on the roof. She went to a window of an adjoining room, crouched down on the floor and looked out of the window. Outside, on the roof, in a squatting position, the form of a man was seen. Mrs. Quinnoy described him to a Citizen man as being very large and wore a derby hat and black clothes. " I was never more frightened In all my life," she said, "and In my fright I called Mr. Ball. The man," she continued, said: "You needn't be afraljd of me, I wouldn't hurt you.' But that shriek brought William Ball and N. J. Spencer to my home. By that time the man was nowhere around, "having jumped from the roof when I called." Mrs. Quinney stated that she and her daughter, Marlon, were the only persons in the house; her son and Mother Qulnney wore In the country. About three years ago a man came In their yard but was removed by her husband before getting In the house, MR. RULLER IS READY TO TAKE HOLD. Nathan U. Buller, the new Com missioner of Fisheries, who is to take office on the first of September, is preparing to take hold of the of fice and will como here a few days before to be sworn In. Mr. Buller has been quietly working out some plans for the Improvement of the State's fish service and will put them Into execution at an early day, One of his first moves will be a tour of the hatcheries and plants of the State and an overhauling of meth ods. It Is not known If there will be any appointments made at first. William E. Meehan, the retiring commissioner, Is preparing a state ment of what has been done in tne department under his direction. Harrlsburg Telegraph. 8 5 From the Ilarrisburg Telegraph of last Saturday, August 19, we take the following: JUDGE SEARLE ! PAPERS FILED Candidacy is Favored by Many men Prominent in Affairs Honorable Alonzo T. Searle, presi dent judge of the Twenty-second ju dicial district, filed his nomination papers to-day. His district Is com posed of the county of Wayne and this year there are five candidates for the nomination two Republi cans, two Democrats and one Key stone. A glance at Judge Searle's papers Indicates that many of the strongest Republicans of the county favor his candidacy, the signers In cluding the prominent members of the bar in his party, clergymen of the various denominations and busi ness and professional men through the county of the -highest standing, Judge Searle has always stood well with the Republican party in his county and the State, which no doubt accounts for the splendid list of signers he secured. Locally tho judge is a great favor ite, and members of the bench and bar are watching his fight with In terest and wishing for his success both at the primaries and at the polls in Novomber. While ho was serving as assistant United States district at torney ho made many friends here, who were attracted by his person ality, and here, as well as elsewhere. he has shown a faculty for retaining friendships. Since his appointment to the bench by Governor Stuart in 1909, he has assisted in holding court here, his evident fairness and quick mastery or tne questions involved making him a very satisfactory judge. Tho varl ous qualities of mind and tempera ment which go to make a successful judge are combined In him to an unusual degree, and his long and varied experience at the bar in his home county and elsewhere have aided him in reaohlng judicial con clusions which have given general satistaction. Since his appointment to the bench Judge Searle has frequently been called upon by his judicial brethren to assist in holding court in their districts, and besides Daunhln. he has spent several months In Lacka wanna, Susquehanna, Pike, Luzerne and Northampton counties. He has been unable to respond to all the re quests made upon him. His friends here are trusting that tho people of Wayne county will best servo their own interests by keeping Judge searie on the bench. REAL ESTATE DEALS. Etta V. Whipple, Preston, to Daniel D. W. Stanton, Carbondale, 22 acres in said township, $400. John E: Goff to Charles Avery Bethany, two lots situated in said borough, $100. Calvin D. Davis, Canaan, to Vina R. Goodrich, Carbondale, two pieces or land in Canaan township. 52.500 Emily J. Scudder, Prompton. to Franklin Bodle, of tho samo place. lot in said borough, $1,200. R. W. Hi;ll and others to Lewis J. Clift, both of Waymart, lot in said borough, $175. James Runyon to A. H. Terwllli- ger, lot in borough of Hawley. $7B0 L. G. Dlmock and wife, Waymart, to Frank Hollonbeck. Carbondalo. right to cut timber from a. lot In the borough of Waymart. $400. William H. Hall. Berlin townshln. to Frank Hollenbeck, right to cut timber from a tract of land contain ing ten acres of land In said town ship, $276. NOTICE! Tho Republicans of Dyberry will meet at the house of E. W. Ross Saturday evening. Aug. 26, at 7:30 E. H. ALBERTY. .ll'liGE ALOXZO T. SEARLE. 5, ill WATCH JOHNSON FLY Shoemakers' Picnic at Lake Lodore a Huge Success GREAT CREDIT IS DUE, AS USUAL, TO THE LADIES. " Tho best place To t,eo tho bii-diium llj Is Out on tho open lake. Get n boat. While you navigate, Watch tho Aviator aviate." -Luko Lodoro Lyrics. Five thousand people, some afloat, but most ashore, " watched the avia tor aviate" at Lake Lodore last Sat urday afternoon, when the ninth annual excursion of the Boot and Shoemakers' Union, Local No. 377, was featured by the first airship flight in Wayne county. " We can say we saw an airship fly." "I think if I understood it, I'd go up every day." " He came down fine." These were only a few of the many expressions of delight occasioned by the performance of Walter E. Johnson, Bath, N. Y., in tho Thomas Headless Biplane. It was fully six o'clock when the scheduled ascension was made from the base ball grounds. The ma chine, which was housed in a knock- ed-down shed in front of the grand stand, was viewed by thousands of people in the course of the 'day, at tho cost of ten cents per view. It was not until 5:20 p. m. that the side of the frame structure was demolished, and the queer-looking object trundled out into the field. Willing hands wheeled It to the top of a hill several hundred yards from tho grandstand. It was kill ing to see the people chase It. Men, women and children ran after it. Pouf! A cloud of dust arose, as down the gentle decline the artificial bird sped, and away It went, up, up, into the air to a height of about 100 feet; travelled a couple of hundred yards, and alighted, right side up, by the barn, at the edge of the woods. The wind was so strong tliat the aerial navigator expected to be shipwrecked. But he came down as gracefully as a dove, un fastened himself and walked back to the grounds, none the worse for his short flight. . - I'd rather not lly, said Aviator Johnson to a committeeman, late in the afternoon. " Tho wind Is dead against me. I wouldn't go up for $1,000. In view of the fact, however, that such a large crowd was present and In order not to disappoint the peo pie, many of whom had come long distances to see an airship fly, he was prevailed upon to make the attempt. " Well, I'll only make a very short night," he said. Ami so he did According to Aviator Johnson, ascensions are usually made after four o'clock In tho afternoon. "The later it is, the better we like It," he said. For his aerial trip, Birdman John son received $000; $300 when his airship was ready to lly, and $300 when he landed. The payments were made with certified checks. Aside from tho airship flight, tho Shoemakers' excursion was a great success, socially, financially and needless to add, politically. This was the seventh year that Lake Lo dore was made the scene of their an nual outing, the first and second picnics having been held at Lake Ariel. " Well, are you a shoomaker too?" "Ain't the airship great?" "I'm coming again next year." "This is tho best picnic wo ever had." Such were some of the questions asked and comments made by the happy crowd of pleasure seekers, many of -whom took the first train out of Honesdale at 9 o'clock, Saturday morning, so as to bo on the grounds early, and not miss anything. As usual much of the credit for the financial success of the affair be longs to tho women. The Labor League, which Is affiliated with tho Labor organizations, had charge of the refreshment stands. 'Mrs. Ed ward Keltz and 'Mrs. Archibald Mar kle were assisted in their labors by a corps of enthusiastic and efficient helpers. The League has an active membership of twenty-five. The Boot and Shoemakers' Union, Local No. 377, under whoso auspices the excursion was held, has a mem bership of 105. The officers of this society are: President, Frank J. Hall; vico-presldent, Peter Sutton; secretary, unarios is, Boyd: treas urer, William IlOv.leln; recording secretary, James Orchard; trustees, jonn uooa, jonn sonner, John Tier ney. The committee In charge of the excursion consisted of J. D. Orchard, chairman; Frank Holl, vice-chairman; Fred S. Cory, treasurer; J, Boos, secretary, and Messrs. D, Vlclnus, Chas. Boos, D. Lohmau, William Moran, William Hoefleln, L. wagner and Fred Theobald. Friday night, headed by the Honesdale Band, a largo number of shoemakers paraded the sidewalks of Honesdale. carrying Japanese lanterns, and banners advertising the excursion of the morrow. Hun dreds of people made tho up-town thoroughfares almost Impassable, and swarmed tho streets to hear tho band concert given on a flat car near the Union station. Early In the evening the Carbon- ( Continued on Pago Eight.) TEXAS LEADS TAXABLES Honesdale Second Damascus a Cloe Third SMALLEST ASSESSMEXT DIS TRICT IS RETHAXY WITH OXLY EIGHTY-FIVE. There are 11,985 taxables residing In the twenty-eight assessment dis tricts of Wayne county. Texas has by far the largest number, 1580, with Honesdale a close second at 124 9. Damascus is a strong third with 1038 taxable individuals. The smallest assessment district is Beth any which reports but 85. There are 3G1,330 acres of timber land In dear old Wayne, and 68,067 acres of cleared land. Or In other words, only about one-fifth of the area of the shire is under cultivation. It may surprise some readers 'of The Citizen to know that there are 25 acres of timber land in Hones dale. Damascus township takes the palm for timber land with 40,451 acres. The value of all the real estate in Wayne county is $11,404,175. Of this amount $1,002,830 is exempt from taxation, leaving the valuation of taxable real estate $10,401,345. Thero are 5,747 horses, mares. gelding and mules in the shire, valued at $327,334. 11,530 neat cattlefu over the' age of four years, and valued at $175,- 018 aro reported. The value of the salaries, emolu ments of office, offices, posts of pro fit, professions, trades and occupa tions reaches the total of $4G7,230. The aggregate value of all proper ty taxable for county purposes at the rate of 44 mills on the dollar is $11,370,927. The aggregate amount of county tax assessed at the rate of 4 V- mills on the dollar is $51,642.52. Tho amount of money at Interest including mortgages, judgments, bonds, notes, stocks, etc., is $11, 717,222. The value of stages, omnibuses, hacks, cabs, etc., Is $4,500. The aggregate valuo of property taxable for state purposes at four mills on the dollar Including money at interest, stages, omnibuses, hacks, cabs, etc., is $1,176,22?. rne aggregate amount or tne state Tax is $4,696.52. The debfoMhe county is $23.- 000.10, or about eighty cents ner capita. Property In Wayne county Is as sessed at eighty per cent, of Its act ual value. The Court House, Arm ory, churches and school houses are exempt from taxation. THE CAUCUS-AND Simply Get the Voters Together and Agree on Candidates COUXTV COMMISSIOXERS' OF FICE ROMRARDED RY POLITICAL ASPIRANTS TO OFFICE. " Politics are getting warmer, Fair week I saw three or four par ties, with one man. I thought they were going to pull him apart. That was too much for me. Tho reporter overheard this man, who is a candidate for a township office, Interview the County Commis sioners' Clerk as to the proper meth od of getting his name before the voters. " If you, hold a caucus," said Mr, Ross, " and nominate a set of offi cers that doesn't prevent another man going out and getting up nomi nation papers. This is a free fight. " The idea is to sign them all up there at the caucus. The committee man knows then that there Is somo one In the field for every office. The voters get together and call a cau cus. They agree on candidates, fill out the papers and sign them there, and send them in. " No, you don't have to swear to the papers at all. Just simply fill out the papers, get them signed, and turn them In here. You have to have a paper anyhow, even If you are nominated at a caucus." " It's a hot campaign," sighed the prospective office-holder, with which sago observation Mr. Ross promptly agreed. " Every township," he continued, " ought to have a caucus. They do not need to have It, If they don't want It. It helps tho committee In the county. There's not enough In some offices to pay a man to carry a petition around. It simplifies mat ters for him." " I have my papers here," said the petitioner. " I lack one man yet. I'll Just slip over In the corridor and get him to sign." Returning a few minutes later with the required signature, (he candidate presented hla papers to the commissioners' clerk. " Am I to sign It, too?" he aBked. " No, answered Mr. Ross. "A man would hardly sign his own paper," " Is that all right then?" " Yes " "Anything for this?" HOW 10 HOLD IT MORE PRlARY C W Public Schools Will Open Here September 5 ALL THE OLD TEACHERS OX THE JOB; SCHOOL TAX REDUCED. Preparations are being made for the opening of the public schools of the borough on Tuesday morning, September 5, at 9 o'clock. Children who became six years of age, be tween tho opening of the term and January 1, 1912, will be admitted at the beginning of the term, while those who reach their sixth birthday between January 1 and June 1,' 1912, will enter the schools after the Christmas hoirdays. All the old teachers have been re elected, and the schools will again be under the able supervision of Principal Harry A. Oday. About twenty new seats were added, this Summer, to accommo date the High school department. The enrollment will be about the same as last year. The taxation for school purposes has been reduced one-half mill. The school board closed tho current fiscal year with a clean record. It was the custom, formerly, that at the end of each year, there were de mand notes for a couple of thous and dollars outstanding. " There's a shortage of little chil dren," a school director Informed a Citizen man. " Something Teddy Roosevelt wouldn't like." The High school, he stated, becomes more congested than the primary depart ment. And for this reason. Any child living In one of tho surround ing districts, after finishing the grammar school in their own town ship, can go to the nearest High school, and tho township, in which their parents reside, must pay for their tuition. The influx from tho country districts accounts for the large Hlsh school enrollment. No satisfactory explanation has been advanced for tho shortage in primary children. Last year, each teacher did work one-half year ad vanced In his or her grade or tho primary teachers would have been without work. Tho School Board did not adopt tho medical inspection feature of the new school code. They , felt that- they had gotten along,-.soVfar without It, and they rather thought they would wait and see what hap pened in the districts that adopted It. And by the way all the members of the present Board of School Con trol were legislated out of office by the provisions of the new school code, and their places must be filled at the primaries and November elec tion. The office is an honorary one, carrying with It more than the usual amount of fault-finding which a public officer must expect. There Is no salary connected with It, and thus far not a single candidate has let the dear public know ho aspired to the office. But that shortage of little chil dren is an alarming feature of tho local school situation. Probably some of tho Honesdale sociologists are ready to advance a theory to account for it. If so, The Citizen would be glad to receive communi cations on the subject, FAIR AFTERMATH. The poultry pen was tho center of attraction for bird fanciers. A number of the different kinds of standard breeds were on display and captured some prizes too. The chief conversation at the poultry exhibit was the advisability of holding a winter exhibition about tho first of the year, when tho birds are in their prime and their plumage . much better than at present. It was sug gested that the affair, should It materialize, bo open to tho State and that prizes bo given for tho best birds, etc. If an exhibition were held in Honesdale It would bring some of tho best exhibition birds to this place. Tho feeling among tho different breeders was strong for a bird meet here and the Citizen's representative was told that every possible means to havo an exhibit hero, either In January or Febru ary, would be made. In the poultry pen George Robin son, Fortenla, W. H. Karslake, Honesdale, and Russell Erk, of Seelyvillo, had good displays of the Rhode Island Red chickens. Mr. Karslake also had an exhibi tion of White Rocks and Buff Leg horns. F. B. Lord exhibited two good pens of White Leghorns and Black Su matras. F. W. Schuerholz has a pen of fine White Orpingtons. Edward E. Kinsman, Cherry Ridge, was the only exhibitor of Barred Rocks. Robert Miller exhibited a nice pair of Carneaux pigeons. " No charges." And that Is only a sample, declar ed Mr. Ross, of what takes place half a dozen times a day. For be It known, that tho County Commis sioners' office is tho mecca, nowa days, for all Wayne county political aspirants. " A good many talk now as If they think the biggest crop we'll have Is candidates," said a prosper ous Oregon township farmer to a Citizen man, Monday. "The pota toes Is going to be a small crop. They can't all get It. Some will havo to get out."