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88th YEAR. NO. 68
HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 1911.
PR' j3 2 CENTS
Eighty -Five Republicans
Out for County Offices
THIRTY-SEVEN DEMOCRATS AND
SOME PROHIIUTIONISTS AF
TER SOME OF TJIE
Politicians by the score are filing j
papers as candidates, for the party
nominations for county and town
The Prohibition petitions arrived
Tuesday afternoon at the County
Commissioners' ofllce. They were
all sent in one envelope, by regis
tered mail, so as not to fail to
reach their destination. The peti
tioners for county ofllces were aB
Coroner Isaac J. Lobb, Hones
dale; auditors H. Percy Curtis,
Aldenvllle, James L. Monington,
Honesdale; register and recorder
Ira W. HIne, Orson; treasurer
Isaac S. Hutledge, Damascus; pro
thonotary William J. Davey,
Beachlake; sheriff George W.
Howell, Lakewood; commissioners
Albert S. Marks, Starrucca; Samuel
K. Dills, Berlin.
Petitions have also been filed by
County Auditor Earl R. Arthur,
Bethany; register and recorder
Frederick J. Tolley, Honesdale; sher
iff John Theobald, Honesdale;
county treasurer A. F. Volgt, Haw
ley; prothonotary Leopold Fuerth,
Honesdale; county commissioners
Neville Holgate, Honesdale; Charles
A. Herrman, Texas No. 2; P. J.
The Republican aspirants who
have complied with the provisions of
the primary act are:
Eight mine inspector's district
Benjamin Maxey, Forest City; coun
ty treasurer Fred C. Reichenback
er, Honesdale; county commission
er G. Howard Gilpin, Waymart;
Fred A. Stoddard, Starrucca; Chas.
W. Brink, Audell; J. L. Sherwood,
Sr., Preston; A. M. Hanshaw, Ber
lin township, Honesdale R. D. 4;
Isaac G. Simons, Sterling; prothono
tary A. H. Howell, White Mills;
George P. Ross, Honesdale.
For township offices, 85 Republi
can and 37 Democratic petitions
are on file. For Honesdale borough
ofllces these have presented their pe
titions: Town Council William H.
Kreltner, F. G. Terwilliger, C. H.
Rettew; assessor W. L. Burnard;
constable William Ruppert.
AT MIIQIPAI f
Pleasing Programme is
Given by Miss Murran's
EVENT AT EAST HONESDALE A
GREAT SUCCESS; MR. GAR
A very interesting musical pro
gram was rendered by Miss Jennie
Murran's music class on Tuesday
evening at her home at East Hones
dale. There were over one hundred
guests present, being parents and
friends of her music class. Joseph
Bruen, a cousin of Miss Murran, act
ed as master of ceremonies and in
a neat introduction brought forth C
A. Garratt, Esq., the speaker of the
evening. Mr. uarratt said In part:
"The soul who has no music In it
self is dead. Every person is inter
ested in music to a certain degree.
Each person Is influenced by music
to a greater or less degree. Music
has different purposes. It has been
the hand maid of religion for cen
turies. Martial music is used in
making soldiers more furious to
charge in battle. Music soothes the
feelings and curtails the passions,
A musical education is very import
ant to the child. It trains the mus
cles of tho hand and arm and pro
duces grace and ease of movement.
Music teaches harmony and time and
order, very essential elements of a
good and well balanced mind. The
hour practice at tho piano each day
teaches tho child concentration of
mental forces without which no great
achievement In the history of tho
world has ever been accomplished.
In short music does much to round
out character, and time in its study
is well spent.
" Tho man who has no music in him
self Nor is not moved by concord of
Is fit for treasons, stratagems and
The motions of his spirit aro dull as
The following Is the musical pro
gram: Piano duet, Helen Myres and Ber
Piano solo, Leila Hessllng.
Vocal duet, Loretta Rickard and
Piano solo, Florence Rose.
Piano duet, Martha Brunner and
Piano eolo, Mario Weir.
Piano solo, Mary Welneger.
Vocal solo, Jesse Toms.
Piano solo, Irene Dunn.
Elaborating an Alterna
tion Scheme for
STILL SOME TEACHERS' POSI
TIONS TO 1JE FILLED BE
CAUSE OF RESIGNATIONS.
County Superintendent J. J. Koeh
ler Is busily engaged, nowadays, In
elaborating an alternation system
which was successfully tried out last
Winter In a number of the ISO one
teacher schools in Wayne county. He
is preparing a monograph on the sub
ject, but paused long enough in his
literary labors to explain the idea to
a Citizen man.
" You readily see," he said, show
ing a bulky Geography to the report
er, " that a text-book like that is too
much for a pupil in one year.
" Under the old system you have
one set of pupils that have had part
of this book, and one set of pupils
that have not had part of this book.
' Now it is very evident, that if
the entire text-book Is studied by
both grades, the work of the lower
grades Is very superficial. But If we
attempt only one-half of the text
book one year, and the other half
next year, more thorough work can
be done with each half of the text
book. " So, one year we spend about six
or eight weeks on the Introductory
part of Geography. Then wo make
a special study of the Western Hem
isphere. " The next year we make a six or
eight weeks' study of the Introduc
tion again, and make a special study
of the Eastern Hemisphere, and
Pennsylvania and Wayno county.
" I am elaborating this alternation
scheme, the object of which Is to
reduce the number of recitations,
and do more definite work In each
" Instead of trying to complete
the whole text-book In one year, wo
only attempt one-half of that text
hook one year, and finish the other
half next year.
" That gives tho seventh grade pu
pils a better chance to go along with
the pupils of the next higher grade
in the same subject.
" I got my Idea from the State
course of study for country schools
in Illinois. ' I don't follow their
plan, but work it Out to apply to
Wayne county. In our country
schools last year It worked splendid
ly. Tho alternation system has noth
ing to do with borough schools, only
with one-teacher schools.
" Yes, there are still some posi
tions to be filled In tho county. A
number of resignations 'have taken
place. Some teachers get better pos
itions and are released by the direc
tors." Impressed with the practicability
and feasibility of this new wrinkle In
pedagogy, the reporter left tho coun
ty superintendent's office to look for
breezy books In tho running brooks,
seasonable sermons in stones, and
"Gee whiz" stories in everything!
NEW POSTAGE STAMPS.
" Utility, art and harmony," ac
cording to Third Assistant Postmas
ter General Brltt, will be combined
in a new issue of postage stamps
about to be authorized. The head of
President Washington will appear In
the first six of the series, while tho
last five will bear the likeness of
All the new stamps' denomination
will bo in Arabic and this, as well as
the use of a separate color or shade
of each denomination Is expected to
prevent the confusion of which two
conventions of postal clerks have
Tho Engineering News. In con
sldering the question of automatic
devices for train control, as en
phasized anew in tho recent dlsaS'
tor in Bridgeport, declares that If
one railroad company or a group
of companies were willing to invest
$50,000 or $100,000 to aid tho con
mercial development of one or two
or three of tho most promising of
tho many devices which have al
ready been patented, there would
probably be available for use within
a year at most a device which would
add materially to the safety of mov
Piano solo, Loretta RIckert.
Vocal solo, Mrs. Fred Welneger,
Piano solo, Adelaide Ruppert.
Piano solo, Roso Dapper.
Piano duet, Florence Rbso and
Piano solo, Madeline Swemley.
Piano solo, Mary Burgett.
Vocal duet, Minnie Rqse and Lo
Piano solo, Clara Kuhn.
Piano solo, Margaret Bayloy.
Plona duct, Loretta RIckert and
Piano solo Margarle Gass.
Piano solo. Minnie Rose.
Piano duet, Lynetto Hlghhouso
and Margaro HIghhouse.
Vocal duet, Loretta Rickard and
Piano solo, Jesso Toms.
Piano solo, Ida TInsman.
Piano solo. Kathorlno Weldnor.
Piano duet, Harmon Brock and
Sonner'a orchestra .was present
and rendered very excellnt music,
Refreshments were served and all
had an enjoyable time.
J5 IS LOWEST
So Says George A. B.I
Miller Who Ought !
to Know i
HAS BEEN IN THE BUSINESS FOR
ALMOST HALF A CENTURY.
Seventy-five dollars Is the lowest
prico for a funeral in Honesdale, ac
cording to George A. B. Miller, who
for almost half a century has fol
lowed the occupation of undertaking
and embalming, and has for many
years been in the employ of J.
Samuel Brown's furniture and un
" There's sixty dollars for a coffin.
Two carriages will cost $8. The
minister's rig is $2 and tho pall
bearers' rig Is $4. Then what they
have a mind to give the minister.
The minister makes no charge, but
he's always given sometihng.
" I'm the oldest man in Honesdale
sticking to the business. My fath
er used to take me along with him
when he went.
" When I was a hoy, and anybody
died In Honesdale, we'd go and lay
them out on a board. We used to
take a board and a stick along.
That's all the paraphernalia we used.
Then we'd come back and make the
coffin. We used to make them of
" We didn't do anything to the
bodies then. Embalming wasn't
known in those days. Then we got
to using Ice, and then we jumped
to embalming. Embalming isn't
so terribly old.
" Most of the coffins nowadays are
made of chestnut and covered wltn
black cloth. Embalming came to
me naturally, with what I knew
of anatomy. My father tried to
make a physician out of me. It gave
me a good insight into human ana
tomy. Not many bodies are sent away
to be cremated. In my forty-six
years' experience, we've only sent
three all told. We sent them to the
Long Pond, N. J., creamatory.
' I never heard of any bodies be
ing stolen from Glen Dyberry. Of
course when a poor man dies, un
less he has money or friends to pay
the funeral expenses, his body is
sent away to be dissected. The Law
is to that effect. The poor masters
don't pay any funeral expenses.
" A coffin costs from SCO .to $75,
embalming and all. Carriages here
In Honesdale cost $4 apiece, the
pall-bearers rig $4, and the minis
ter's rig $2. I have averaged 100
funerals a year.
" One of tho friends has got to
make out the death certificate.
Then the doctor signs It, and then
we have to take it to another doctor
to get a burial permit. The certifi
cate must be made out before the
body is burled.
" I always make an examination
before touching a body, if I have
any hesitancy about their death. I
myself went and called a doctor In
once. I wouldn't believe she was
" Vn cases of contagious disease,
we take our generator right along
and generate formaldehyde gas in
the room for twenty minutes."
She certificate of death Issued by
thAgureau of Vital Statistics of the
DopB,ineul of Health of the Com
monwealth of Pennsylvania Is quite
a formidable document. It requires
that the age should be stated, ex
actly, and that the physicians
should state the cause of death In
plain terms. Stress is also laid on
the occupation followed by the de
ceased. Inquiry Is even made as to
the general nature of Industry,
business or establishment In which
the individual was employed. Heavy
penalties are provided for failure to
comply with the instructions on the
Taken all In all, departure from
this mundane sphere, especially In
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Is a costly business, and one to
which there is attached much use
less red tape. Of a. truth, wo are
uorn into, live in, and depart un
der, the Reign of Law.
GREAT GRANGEKS PICNIC.
The 38th annual irrn.it fJr.nnpora1
Picnic exhibition will bo held on tho
"Uid camp Grounds," Williams
Grove, Aug. 28 to Septembor 2
Tho GXhlhltlnn nf fnr-m mnoliliinpir
Implements, etc., and live stock
promises to exceed that of any for
Thursday, Hon. Wm. T. Creasy
Master Pennsylvania State. Grange
and other prominent Grangers.
Hon. Robfirt. M. T.nfnlnttn TT H
Senator from Wisconsin, will make
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
evenings Air. Frank H. Robinson in
illustrated lenMirBa. Thnrort n v nnn
Friday evenings, Ideal Vaudeville
Clean, attractive amusements.
Everything high grade and up-to
Excursions on all railroads. Con
sult your station agent.
A process has been perfected for
reconstructing rubles by fusing to
gether, by means of the Intense heat
of the oxyhydrogen blow-nine, small
and worthless rubles. It ia only by
the presence of minute air bubbles,
practically Indiscernible to the nak
ed eye, that these manufactured ru
bles of appreciable size can bo dis
tinguished from large natural rubles,
TIME IS HERE
Children Must be Vacci
nated According to Law
IF THEY ARE NOT THEY CAN'T
GO TO SCHOOL; STILL,
THEY DON'T LIKE IT.
" Oh Mamma, my arm hurts per
fectly awful. That naughty doctor
hurted me something dreadful! I
don't want to go to school next
month. Boo hoo! boo hooM"
It was only a fleeting glimpse that
the reporter caught on Main street
of a scene In a common domestic
tragedy enacted in many a Maple
City home these days.
Now that the dog days are over,
Which gleeful event took place, Aug.
22, and in viow of the arrival, Sept.
5, of the good old school days, dear
old golden rule days, many an arm
Is aching, many a hearty Is bleeding,
after the vaccination is over!
Although the new school code
wisely sidesteps the vaccination
question, which by the way Is a
burning Issue In some sections of
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
tho old rule still remains in force,
viz. that no vacinnatlon no matri
culation. In other words tho Law
can compel you to send your child
to school, but It cannot compel you
to have the surgical act of vaccina
It works out this way. You may
belong .to the school of antl-vacclna-tionists.
You refuse to have your
child's arm scarred and disfigured
for life. The Law says you must
send your child to school, but re
fuses to admit him unless vaccinat
ed. You send your young hopeful
to the school building. He is met
with the sterotyped question, Where
is your vaccination certificate?" "I
haven't any," the boy answers.
"Then, home you go," is the order.
And that ends it.
As far as can he learned the school
of anti-vaccinationists has few if
any disciples In Wayne county. And
so the mighty battles which are
fought out annually In the southern
tier of counties of the Keystone State
will not find their counterparts in the
hills and dales of dear old Wayne.
And so on Tuesday, September 5,
Little Johnny and Tiny Mary will un
willingly trudge to school, with well
washed faces, and burning arms. For
be it known that the consummation
of.'iypocrisy, according to Johnny, is
the boy who goes to school with a
Charged With Selling of
Oleomargarine for Butter
HELD IN 100 BAIL FOR OCTO
BER TERM OF COURT.
Charles McArdle, proprietor of the
National Hotel, was arrested last
Saturday on a warrant sworn out by
Oliver D. Schock, Hamburg, an
agent of the Dairy and Food Bureau
Sf the Department of Agriculture,
cnargeu wiin nuviug buiu uieumai
garlno for butter.
The warrant was served the same
day by Deputy Constable P. J. Mor
an, and the defendant taken before
'Squire Robert A. Smith for a hear
ing, as a result of which Mr. Mc
Ardle was held to answer the charge
at the October term of court, M. J.
Hanlan going his ball In the sum of
Tho alleged offence was commit
ted on July C, 1911, according to
the information lodged by the agent
of tho Dairy and Food Commission.
According to Mr. Schock's sworn
statement, Mr. McArdle on the sixth
day of July, 1911, unlawfully had
in his possession " with Intent to
sell and did sell to Oliver D. Schock,
margarine butterine or similar sub
stance, without having hung up in
a conspicuous place, and placed on
tho walls of tho room in which oleo
margarine, butterine and similar sub
stances was sold, offered for sale
and kept In his possession with in
tent to sell, a sign or signs procur
ed from tho Department of Agricul
turo through the Dairy and Food
Commissioner, setting forth that
Charles McArdle is engaged in the
sale of oleomargarine.
" The said Charles McArdle, on
the day and year aforesaid. In tho
county aforesaid, unlawfully by
himself, herself, themselves, his, her
agents, servants and employes, did
sell to Oliver D. Schock oleomargar
ine, butterine and similar substances
above particularly described; the
said oleomargarine, butterine being
then and there sold as and for but
ter contrary to the Act of the Gen
eral Assembly of the Common
wealth of Pennsylvania approved
May 29, 1901, and its supplements."
There Is a fine of $100 Imposed
by the statute for the arrest and
conviction of any one engaged in the
sale of oleomargarine under the
name of butter.
SENT TO JAIL.
Wheeler Smith, River Road,
was committed to the county jail,
Wednesday afternoon, charged with
intoxication and disorderly conduct
10 IS GOING
TO BE MARRIED?
Saturday Night .at the
Rink Will End a lot
WHAT HAPPENED WHEN THE
HARRISIIURG BRIDGE AVAS
DEDICATED SOME YEARS
To tho melting strains of Mendel
sohn's Wedding March bellowed
forth by the deep-throated electrical
organ, "John Doe will take Jane Doe
to be his lawful and wedded wife" at
tho Roller Rink, Saturday night.
" Everybody's In a sweat. They
don't know who Is going to get mar
ried Saturday night," said a dear
little girl from the Sunny South in
talking over the seasonal sensation
with a friend of hers.
" I am going to wait until Leap
Year, and then I'll get me a man. I
imagine there'll bo a big crowd there.
You won't get breathing room.
" There'll be people there from six
o'clock on. I saw a couple get mar
ried at Harrlsburg several years ago
when a new bridge was dedicated.
You couldn't get within ten blocks
of the bridge on account of the
" When the minister put tho ring
on tho bride's finger, they cut the
ribbons, and my, the bride and groom
were almost crushed to death! It
was perfectly dreadful!
" It's bad enough to get married in
a house or a church, let alone getting
married in a rink. Goodness pity the
man that asks me, if he don't mean
All sorts of wild rumors are afloat
along Park Row as to who the lucky
couple will be. It is said that Pro
thonotary M. J. Hanlan was routed
out of bed some nights ago to grant
the necessary license, so much se
crecy has been observed In the pre
The name of the Honesdale minis
ter has not been ascertained. It is
6aid, however, that In view of the
probable absence from town of the
clergyman who has been secured to
tie the nuptial knot, His Honor the
Mayor will speak the words that will
unite two souls with but a single
thought, two hearts that beat as one.
The reporter saw a Hallelujah
wedding pulled off by the Salvation
Army on Eighth street, Philadelphia,
last Summer. And say, if the roller
wedding " will be anything like that,
it 11 be a scream!
" Meet me at tho rink!"
BOY SCOOTS ARE
Spending Two Weeks in
Ten Tents Under
LEARNING TO COOK, TRAIL,
SCOUT AND FIRST AID TO
Twenty-three boy scouts are
spending two weeks In ten tents
erected on the hill back of C. F.
Each boy Is supposed to do his
share of the cooking. One of the
requirements of a scout is to bo a
cook, and one of the objects of the
camp is to teach boys camp cooking.
The scouts retire at ten o'clock p.
m. and arise at C o'clock. The boys
are supposed to prepare themselves
for higher grades of scout craft,
during the two weeks of camp life.
Some of the Honesdale doctors will
give Instructions in first aid to the
injured and bandaging.
Architect H, F. Weaver, who has
had several years of experience in
trailing and scout craft In the for
ests of the northwest, both with In
dian guides and in government ser
vice work, will Instruct tho boys in
trailing and general scouting.
Each boy furnishes his own camp
cot, and supplies his own food, or
pays toward the supplies.
Nearly all tho boys can swim.
The boys hope to glvo a public de
monstration of first aid work,
bandaging and resuscitating appar
ently drowned persons in the early
Out of the twenty-six members of
tho troop, there are probably not
more than four who smoke. Smok
ing Is not proscribed, but the object
of discountenancing tho uso of the
weed among the scouts Is to get rid
If possible of the puffing of cigar
ettes, among young growing boys.
It Is an established fact that grow
ing boys who smoko cigarettes in-
cessantly aro neither mentally nor
pnysicaiiy strong. The boys who
aro cigarette smokers and aro swim
mers haven't tho same wind as the
boys of equal slzo and vigor havo.
'Most of tho boys work, and that
Is tho reason tho camp is a night
camp, not all of tho boys 'having
meir vacations at the samotime,
HAND CAUGHT IN WHEEL.
Morris, son of Thomas Jones.
Blandin's Flats, had the misfortune
Thursday afternoon, to have the In
dex finger: of hla right hand badly
lacerated by being caught in the cog
oi a revolving wneei.
3 ERBEAT1S ,
Two in Wayne and One
in Susquehanna County
JOSEPH DONAHUE AND HAROLD
ECK REPRIMANDED BY
Two Erie stations in Wayne coun
ty and one in Susquehanna county
have been robbed within the past
ten days. In this county, Maple
wood and White Mills were recently
burglarized, and in Susquehanna,
Brandt was visited. At Maplewood
$37.03 was secured in-money, while
at Brandt tickets to the value of
$35. Gl were taken. Entrance to the
latter station was gained through a
window light, 10x14 inches. Lieu
tenant of Police Guy Relph, of Dun
more, who is working on these cases,.,
secured five tickets along the rail
road track near .Brandt, one being
whole while four others were torn In
The Whlto Mills Erie station was
robbed of J41.94 worth of tickets
Tuesday afternoon during the ab
sence of Agent Lester Christiana.
Joseph Donahoe, carrier of an after
noon dally paper, was the only per
son in the depot when Christiana
went out between four and five
o'clock to show a White Mills mer
chant where he could find his
freight. When he returned the boy,
who was barefoot, had gone. As Mr.
Christiana reached to lock the ticket
cupboard ho discovered that the
Port Jervis tier of tickets had been
disturbed. He counted them and
found that he was 2G short, each
ticket being valued at $1.50. Mak
ing a closer Inspection he noticed
that there were imprints of toemarks
on the shelf In front of tho ticket
rack. Agent Christiana suspected
Donahue and telegraphed Lieut.
Relph, who was on a similar case at
Brandt to come to White Mills.
The Donahue lad, who is only ten
years old, took the tickets home and
placed them on a rafter in the cel
lar of his grandfather's home, where
his mother kept house for her fath
er, Thomas McNally, the husband's
whereabouts being unknown.
Agent Christiana after discover
ing his loss saw Joseph Donahue,
tho boy who took the tickets, and
told him what had happened. Dona
hue told the agent that perhaps the
person who took the tickets would
return them, knowing all the time
that he was the guilty one. In or
der that lie might recover the tick
ets Agent Christiana told Chester
Smith that he would give something
for the return of them. This got to
Donahue and he gave the tickets to
a playmate, Harold Eck, aged 14
years, who in turn gave them to
As soon as Lieut. Relph received
his order to come to White Mills he
communicated with Officer P. J
Moran who had a warrant Issued be
fore 'Squire Robert A. Smith for the
arrest of Joseph Donahoe and Har
old Eck. The boys were brought to
Honesdale by Mr. Moran and at 2
o'clock Wednesday afternoon were
given a hearing.
When questioned by District At
torney Simons why he took the tick
ets Donahue replied that he didn't
know. All other questions of simi
lar importance Donahue would give
the same inexpressive answer, " I
Mrs. Donahue stated to the jus
tice that this was the first time her
son ever did such a thing and that
she could not account for his actions.
Young Donahue and Eck were se
verely reprimanded by Justice Smith
and District Attorney Simons.
Justice Smith held Donahue in
bonds of $50 for better behavior,
Prothonotary M. J. Hanlan going
The costs, amounting to $7.10,
were partially paid by Donahue's
mother, she depositing $4 on' the
squire's desk, claiming that was all
the 'money she had.
The boys wero taken homo on the
afternoon Erie train, with the as
surrance from their mothers that
they would keep a watchful eye upon
them and keep them from doing any
thing wrong again.
In OI Days City Lines Carry Four
Times Nation's Population.
New York. During the first three
months of 1911, the subway, elevat
ed and surface railways of New York
City carried 388,297,792 passengers
who paid $19,2G1,G51.2"G in fares,
an increase of $800,54G.83 over the
first quarter of 1910.
Brooklyn furnished 99,579,501
passengers and the surface roads or
Manhattan 89,124,575. Tho subway
carried 7G, 807, 734, while tho Man
hattan elevated lines carried 75,423,
58G. The Hudson tubes carried 14,
423, 58G passengers, the lines In the
Bronx 1G, 008,492, and those of
DIGGING IN STREET FOUND 500
While digging for a now pavement
in Sayre, Pa.. Herbert Cole, a labor
er, unearthed a good $500 bill.
Taking his find, which had tho ap
pearance of nothing more than an
old piece of paper slightly green In
color to tho First National Bank or
Sayre, Cole had It examined. It
was there pronounced a negotiable
$500 bank note. The bill has been
sent to tho United States treasury
at Washington whore it will be
proved, and it found to be good will