The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, October 11, 1911, Image 1
WBATHBR FORECAST: RAIN. WEATHER FORECA RAIN. Ctti READ THE CITIZEN SAFE, SANK, SURE. READ THE CITIZEN SAFE, SANJ . SURE. " "fr oth YEAR. --NO. 80 HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1011. FBI'S j 2 CENTS "IS THE SLOGAN NOW Hscussed at Meeting of the Borough Council Last Thursday. TRANSAOTKI) AND TWO AN NEXATION ORDINANCES PASSED. " Why don't wo take In the wliolo t . i i- .i nll-U f 4 M "nvtv o fVo mooMnp' nf thfl Hnrniicrh 1IIIIVIIIL1 lllhLIll ls wu.t unut:i LUIIQIU- The petitions of residents in ad acent districts, as hereinafter de- II 11V IIIhLlll L -HA. Hi. fcJl- i mm i i 111 iiMriiiiHiuii t:i t: uuuiiiiuuua- 'mill! 1IH I.I1H IiriVUtKt3 Ul AH the members of the city coun- ,t1 iirVin DKnnlrlnnt II IirilRT HMIIFIIV ilLUJI O J UlUUtl. Treasurer George V. Penwarden CR. Balance on hand $1,183.49 DR. Ill U UUl .. a.... I VllUd tn nmP nn hnnrl S 4 2X.tr Mr. Penwarden also reported the ;(tiini.. tin i nursuiiv. n uiii iua LiUi- 5000 to apply on tne lyii dupli- Dr. P. B. Petersen and W. II. nn U'nn nrt in nunn iirnra rl 1 1 o r unan or hpr r n. The matter of blowing the gong when a tire is extinguished was It was decided that the holes on ain a li ecu uo iiiicu. uiiu luc ii f ir( i ii irii i it rt mi i. it n rsi - iss rtm- It nn. The Burgess and the members of ljiu uuuuuu win vujvy wie uolu un- hT nnv. unmnnr zu. rrnm n. snpnini Hr Tho linn nf ninrnli will fnrm at city hall at 1:30 p. m. The S1500 note in the Hones- dale National Bank was ordered paid. The sidewalk on the Gay lord property in front of Clark & Bullock's store will be relaid. Eight month or September. The com- nlnlnt. nf R. . Tirirpv. whn Rtntml ...nil ..! f . 1 nn U1UC1CU LU UldKC LUG llCLCSSai t IL" 1 ,1 mnlrn 1, r nalrs. The 400 feet of hose for use on thR srnnmnr is in tho nnmin nr Hrn- tection Engine Company No. 3, it was stated, and this company has complied with the action of council requesting that 350 feet of hose, good for plug service, be sent down to Hose Company No. 1. It was determined to test the fire plugs 'before cold weather sets In. Messrs. Geo. W. Penwarden, John 'Lyons and Prank McMullen were appointed to look after this annual Inspection. The Misses Keene presented an application to have their property connected with the Main street sewer. These bills were ordered paid: Mrs. W. J. Van Keuren (Scrip Book) 110.95 Seaman, Irving and Brenne- man (use of steam roller 500.00 Fred Kissel 32.18 William Knorr 33.00 H. Knorr 34.50 P. Rlckard 40.90 L. Weidner G1.99 Stapleton 34.50 f T?lnnn OK 1 Q Consolidated Telephone Co. 30.00 t r .1 i r i r. 1 pi or Kraft and Conger 22.20 ,1. J Canlvan 45.00 AT. Lyons 25.00 J. Carroll 12.50 Chas. Truscott G.25 Light Co 2G4.42 C. Weidner 9.00 Bell Telephone Co. 3.40 50.00 1500.00 6. GO Levi Do Groat Penwarden Lumber Co. Atlantic Refining Co. . Total ?2,987.8S Annexation Ordinances. Bo it enacted and ordained by tho Burgess and town coun cil of the Borough of Hones dale and It is hereby enacted nnd ordained by authority of the same, That the following lands, lots and out lots adjac ent to the Borough of Hones dale be annexed to tho said Borough and that said lots and outlets become a part of the same, viz, The First. Beginning In tho center of Park street In the Western lino of said borough; thence north 23 degrees west along the borough line 258 feet to a line parallel to and 200 feet distant from High street; thence south 74 de grees west 342 and 3-1000 feet to tho north-western corner of what Is known as the "Wlnton estate; thenco south 9 degrees east 455 feet to the center of said Park street; thence along the center of Bald street north 10 A NEW INDUSTRY. Honesdale Is going to have a new Industry. It will he a high class china decorating, establishment. Or ders are already being booked and nothing but the finest grade of work will be made. The proprietor of the proposed In dustry Is N. A. Ray, formerly of Honesdale, who about 25 years ago. conducted a similar factory in tho town before going west. Mr. Ray Is proficient in the art of china dec orating and assures his friends that nothing but Al work will be execut ed. A site has been purchased on Main street, corner of Eighteenth street upon which a modern factory will be erected. Mr. Ray has been employed in Bowling Green. Ohio, for some time as superintendent of a largo decor ating establishment for a Chicago concern. The company has remov ed the Bowling Green factory to Chi cago and not wishing to go to the Windy City, Mr. and Mrs. Ray de cided to come to Honesdale. They are expected here November 1st. ALL HANKS CLOSED OCT. IS. All the banks of Honesdale will be closed on Thursday next, Oct. 12, Columbus Day. This will be the first time that this holiday has been ob served In Honesdale. In many of the large cities stores and factories will suspend operations for the day to do honor to the discoverer of the Western Hemisphere. 53 degrees east 553 feet to the place of beginning. The second. Beginning In the northern line of the Bor ough of Honesdale In the cen ter of Main street; thence north along the center of Main street 287 feet to the center line of 18th street; thence east along tho center of last named street and the center line of said street extended about 433 feet to the Dyberry creek; thence southward by the west ern margin of Dyberry creek 248 feet to the northern line of the Borough of Honesdale; thence south G7 degrees west 540 feet to the place of be ginning. The -majority of tho free holders, owners of said lots and out-lots having presented their petition to the said Council praying that the same be an nexed to said borough, and the same being composed of lands adjacent to the said borough. MARTIN CAUFIELD, Pres. Honesdale, Pa., Oct. 5, 1911. Attested 'by Wyman W. Kimble, Secretary. Approved Oct. 5, 1911. T John Kuhbach, ' Burgess. Park street signers W. N. Alber- ty, Eva E. Kelly, Prank P. Caufleld. Dr. R. W. Brady. John N. Sharp- steen, James J. Ward, M. B, Allen, H. T. Menner, G. M. Genung. Eighteenth street signers C. A. Cortrlght, W. T. Butler, George C. Butler, A. T. Bryant, J. B. Robinson, Chas. S. Seward, Jr., Henry Som- mers. Joshua A. Brown, Reuben Small. HoneMUiIo Before Annexation. Description of the boundaries of the Borough of Honesdale as It was before the lands annexed on the north side of Park street, on the west side of the bor ough, and north of the Bor ough, east of Main street, viz: Beginning at the most southern corner of the first lock upon tho Delaware and Hudson Canal, below the basin at the head of the canal; thence by a course south 67 degrees west 24 rods to the western lino of the Indian Orchard tract; thence by the said line and an exten sion thereof, north 23 degrees west 34 G rods to the line of the farm of Levi Schoonover; thence by tho last named line north G7 degrees east 105 rods to the Dyberry creek; thence southward by Dyberry creek to its junction with the West Branch of Lackawaxen, and by the Lackawaxen River to the place of beginning. Hoiiesdulo After Annexation. Description of the boundar ies of the Borough of Hones dale after the annexation of lands on the north side of Park street, on the west side of the Borough of Honesdale, and lands at the north of the Bor ough, on the east side of Main street, viz: 'Begrnning at the most south ern corner of the first lock up on tho Delaware and Hudson canal, helow the basin at the head of the canal; thence by a course south G7 'degrees west 24 rods to the western line of the Indian Orchard tract; thence by the said line and an extension thereof, north 23 de grees west to the center of Park street; thence south 53 degrees west 553 feet to a point In the center of Park street; thence north 9 degrees west 455 feet to the northwestern corner of land known as the Wlnton estate; thence north 74 degrees east 342 and 31-100 feet to original borough line; thence north 23 degrees west to the Scihoonover farm; thence by the last named line north 67 degrees east to the center of Main street; thenco north along center of Main street 287 feet to the confer line of 18th street; thence easterly along center of 18th street and the center lino of 18th street ex tended about 433 feet to Dy berry creek; thence southward by Dyberry creek to Its Junc tion with the West Branch of the Lackawanna, and by the Lackawaxen River to the place of beginning. T HISTORY OF OF THE LUTE Came to Honesdale in I850 Si from Start to Finish. HAD THE OLDEST JEWELRY STORE HERE. HIS FATHER WAS FAMOUS AS A CLOCKMAKER IN COPENHAGEN; DAUGH TER NOW CONT1NU ES THE BUSINESS. ' ' -ftp -iTiti - ' si - If. THE LATE CHARLES PETERSEN. For more than sixty years the name of C. Petersen has been asso ciated with the oldest jewelry store in Honesdale, his daughter Caroline continuing the business nt the same stand upon the death of her father Charles, which occurred In 1S95. Charles Petersen, whose picture accompanies this story, came to America from Copenhagen, Den mark, in 1850, and immediately pro ceeded to Honesdale. It was just by chance that his footsteps were direct ed to Wayne county, for it had been his Intention to locate In Charleston, S. C, upon his arrival in this coun try. News of the prevalence of the cholera scourge in Charleston Induc ed him to settle in the Maple City, where he took up his vocation of watchmaking and repairing. Mr. Petersen came from a family noted for Its skill 1n tho fashioning of timepieces. His father was cele brated for his dexterity In the manu facture of clocks in his nntive city, and four of his sons learned the trade which their father adorned for so many years. The name of Petersen Is synonym ous with watchmaking in the Lack awanna Valley, where for many years two brothers of Charles, Alexis and Herman by name, con ducted a shop, in Scranton, that was noted for fair dealing and excellent workmanship. A third brother, Val demar by name, had charge of a sim ilar establishment In Pittston for a long time. Charles Petersen, who learned his trade in Denmark, finished his pre liminary training by taking a course In Switzerland, a country noted for line watches and expert workmen. Upon his arrival in Honesdale he bought out the only jewelry store in the town at that time, from the owner, Moses Cummlngs. When that store, which was located several doors below the present shop, was burned out several years later, Mr. 120 at Banquet of Grace P. Church. GOOD SPEECHES AND MUSIC MARK THE CELEBRATION LAST FRIDAY EVENING. " The Idea was to get the men of Grace church together, all at the same time, so that we could discover ' who's who ' in church circles." Declaring that such was the pur pose of the Men's Dinner In the par ish rooms of Grace P. E. church last Thursday evening, when one hun dred and twenty men, of all creeds and no creeds at all, gathered around the festive board. Homer Greene, Esq., in an outburst of post-prandlal eloquence stated "It's a good Idea for the men to get together, to congratu late those who were nominated last week, and to condole thoso who were defeated last week; to talk and laugh together to make every man feel he Is Interested In the other. "This Is an enoch-marKinc time in tho history of the parish, a red-let ter evening," said the Kev. A. L Whlttaker. who served as toastmas ter, before Introducing tho speakers of the evening, following ono of those rare dinners that Mrs. Brlggs knows so well how to serve. MEN'S DINNER A GREAT SUCCESS THE LIFE CHAffLES PETERSEN - Could 'Make a Watch Petersen put up the building at 837 Main street, which remained the headquarters for his business for nl most three score years. M. Fteterseu occupied a prominent place in the social and religious life of the fcbmmunlty, serving for many years as a yestryman in Grace Pro testantLEpfscopal church and acting as superintendent of tne Telegraph DepartTiftnjof)thft.,jJ)e)aware and HudBoa Canal company from 18G0 until the time of his death. He could make a watch from start to finish, an accomplishment rare Indeed in these days of division of labor, when apprentices are instruct ed in but a single branch of the art. When Mr. Petersen laid down his life's work, 'he willed the property to his daughters, Miss Caroline and Mrs. Grant W. Lane. Mr. Lane was associated with .Miss Petersen In carrying on the business, as his wife's representative, until his death in 1900. Last year when Mrs. Lane removed to Dresden. Germany, she sold her interest in the firm to her daughter, Miss Charlotte Petersen Lane, so that now the business is owned by a daughter and a grand daughter of the founder. Leaving behind him a well-earned reputation for honesty and Integrity tho elder Petersen passed to his final reward. 'His daughter, who has found abundant time, along with her other duties, to take an active part In civic Improvement, serving for many years as President of the Honesdale Improvement Association, which office she still fills, thereby showing that his mantle has fallen upon Her shoulders. The Citizen some time ago pub- iisneu a story about the Arms who had been in existence in the Countv Seat for the past forty years. Sixty years of unbroken trading life of a shop is uncommon to say the least, and this story chronicles the fact as one worthy of more than passing mention. The driving rain of the evening was enougn to deter tho enthusiasm of the most enthusiastic, but what does a man care for the play of tho elements, when he is armed with a top coat and a large umbrella? Some faint Idea of the gastronomic delights which featured the occasion may be gleaned from a glance at the six-course menu: Chicken Bouillon Celery uiarn rattles Smothered Chicken Cranberry Jelly rencn reas uous cabbage Relish Prune Salad Neapolitan Ice Cream Fancy Cakes After-dinner Coffee. Cigars. Ninety minutes of feasting were punctuated wlia orchestral selections, these men comprising the quintette or piayers: jos. A.- Uodle, Jr., plan 1st; Dan Storms, cornet: John Busie clarionet; Henry Wagner, trombone; J os. bonner, violin. And such chorus singing, when the hundred and more mala voices blend ed In choiring tho good old tunes of "My Old Kentucky Homo, Good Night," "I've Got Rings on My Flng- ers," "Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly?" and so on. Leaflets wore placed at each plate containing the words of songs of the long ago. Running pine encircled the pillars of tho Sunday school room in which the banquet was held Green and rod was the color scheme bouquets of mountain ash. berries and sword ferns, intertwined, sotting off the spotless white of the napery and table linon. Candelabra shod a dim religious light on tbo scene. Mrs. Brlggs was assisted In serv ing by a bevy of charming Grace church women. A check room worked overtime at one end of the basement. Everything In fact wasi perfectly appointed, and there were no hitches or Jars to mar the pleas ures of he evening. Six tables were required to accom modate the celebrants. At the head table were seated the clergy, Revs. Dr. W. H. Swift, C. C. Miller. Father T. M. Hanley, and A. L. Whlttaker, and the vestry of the church. Five other tables were arranged perpen dicularly to the first table. The opening invocation was pronounced by Doctor, Swift, pastor First Presby torlarHZufarch. Wesley E. Woodruff, Wllkes-Barre, whose father was pastor of the Cen tral M. E.'church, 'Honesdale, at the time when the present commodious structure was erected, the first speak er of the evening, was Introduced by Toastmaster Whlttaker as " a good typeiotftninister s son." 'lilSRalleged subject was " Enthu siasm"' 'His apparent subject was ' Taking Things Wrongly." But what .lis real subject was the report er cpuld not learn. His object seemed to be to put everybody in good hunior and In doing this he succeeded admirably. Speaking In a serious vein, he said among other things: " Your churchman will seldom become an enthusiast, I may say never, unless he becomes In a churchly sense an educated churchman. An enthusi ast Is a man who knows what he is talking about. The man who knows something about the history of his church, somehow, Is never quite able to keep It to 'himself. He's a radiat ing inlluencB." Speaking about the proper attitude In worship he re marked: " If we don't have the spirit of absorption in our worship. it won't help us." Chas. Truscott, the solo man. sane ' Over and Over Again!" And he sang it with such effect, that he had to sing it over and over again. Kev. William 11. Butler, rector St. Mark's, Mauch Chunk, spoke for the thousandth and one time, clowlnclv and eloquently of the missionary op portunity, and urged upon his hear ers, a recognition of their Individual responsibility in the matter. Mr. Truscott sang the other solo, also the rourtn solo. Homer Greene, Esq.. was the third and last speaker of the eveninc. He stated that the Men's dinner was hold as a matter of family pride. He painted a startling word-picture of the condition of a churchless com munity, where ten years of depriva tion or religious opportunities would work a lowering of the moral stand ards, a contempt of law and order. a disregard of public and property rignts, a very riot or vice and crime. we haven't reached that stage of development," said Mr. Greene, wnre we can live without the re straint of religion. You business men ought to support the church as a matter of self-protection, of self- preservation. " Religion is a matter of senti ment, of loyalty, of love. I can't accede to the wiping out of denom inational lines. I don't believe we could be as loyal to a great big church as we can to what is in our hearts our very own. I wouldn't want to give up my allegiance to this old beautiful Episcopal church and transfer it to a great big religious department store where everybody could come and get a common brand of religious theology, and no where else for us to go. I couldn t do it. Let us have church harmony but not church unity. Voicing the thanks of the audi ence to the speakers of the evening, Rev. Whlttaker brought the evening to a happy conclusion by calling up on the audience to join with him in singing "My country, Tis of Thee Sweet Land of Liberty!" It was good to be there. And the men dispersed with a renewed deter mination to do what is right, and to stand, more firmly than ever, on the Lord's side. OFFICIAL COUNT FOR PRIMARIES The board of county commission ers, clerk and assistants, commenced counting the vote of the primaries on Wednesday last, finishing their arduous duty Thursday night. There were hut few changes In tho linal totals of tho different candidates of the respective parties. Tho official count gives the Republican candi dates the following vote: Judge, A. T. Searlo 2157, E. C. Mum'ford 1319; Searle's majority, 848. District Attorney, M. E, Simons, 2790. Prochonotary, W. J. Barnes 1131, .1. N. Sharpsteen 937, A. H. Howell G55, G. P. Ross GOO. Sheriff, T. Y. Boyd 167G, N. B. Spencer 1054, L. P. Stark 550. Register and Recorder, W. B. Lesher 1345, P. II. Crago 1126, A. O. Blake 811. County Treasurer, W. W. Wood 1)87, A. W. Larrabee 826, G. W. Taylor 665, P. C. Relchenbacker 389. Mine Inspector, Benjamin Maxey 1689. County Commissioners, John Male 1146, Earl Rockwell 872, F. A. Stod dard 785, Minor Brown 548, F. D. Waltz 456, I. G. Simons 417, J. L. Sherwood, Sr., 378, G. H. Gilpin 373, A. M. Henshaw 270, C. W. Brink 245, Philip Reining, Sr., 242, Ferdi nand Kroll 200, Gotleib Lander 54. County Auditors, William O. Avery 1640, Leroy Gilpin 1167, William II. Bader 1116, Albert Gil low 516. Coroner, P. B. Petersen 2330. On the Democratic ticket F. P. Kimble had a majority of 396 votes over C. A. "McCarty. his opponent for judge. Kimble Tecolved 1166 to Mc- HANKINS HELD IN $500 BAIL Alleged to Have Made Threats Against his ramily. ARRESTED MONDAY EVENING AT HIS HOME IN PLEASANT 10UNT. A. T. Hankins, a Pleasant Mount liveryman, who carries the mail be tween Pleasant Mount and Herrick Center, was arrested Monday even ing at his home In Pleasant Mount by County Detective N. B. Spencer on a warrant sworn out by his wife charging that on September 15, 1911, at Mt. Pleasant. A. T. Han kins threatened to kill her and also her children and that she was in fear that he will do his wife and her children bodily harm and that the father Is not a proper person to be left in the family with the children. Hankins was brought to Hones dale Tuesday morning by Detective Spencer and taken before 'Squire Robert A. Smith, where he was given a hearing at 10 a. m. After reading the complaint to the prisoner, 'Squire Smith shouted to Hankins, who Is bard of hearing: " They are fearful you will do them bodily harm." " Ah," replied 'Hankins, " I think enough of my wife and children. 1 don't treat them harsh. No, sir. I never did in God's world. I think more of my children than of myself. I never struck my children In God's world. That's true as you live. "Your children are all afraid of you " continued 'Squire Smith. " She says that," answered Han kins. " I always dress them good," con tinued Hankins, "and give them money. There's not a family in that town that has better than they." Mrs. Hankins was called and sworo that she was the wife of A. T. Hankins. When asked as to how her husband had treated her, sho answered : " I think It's been pretty rough treatment. A good many times he gets full, and he comes home and threatens to kill tne. 'He made those threats a good many times, every time he gets mad at me. He threatens to kick us all out doors. Tho children are all nfrald of him. He told me to get out a number of times. He threatened to kick mo out." Mildred, their fourteen-year-o'ld daughter, was questioned by District Attorney M, E. Simons as to her father's actions, " He treated us pretty badly," she said. " 'He comes home drunk and threatens to kick us out. He said that we had to get out and Mamma said she wouldn't go. He comes home drunk about every day. I am afraid of him." It was brought out that Hankins hadn't been working for two or three months. Hankins protested to the 'Squire that he didn't believe they were tell ing the truth. " That girl," he said, " has been set up by her moth er. I never said a word to her In any way." 'Squire Smith Informed Hankins that the evidence against him was strong enough to warrant holding him under $500 bail to answer at Court to the charges brought against him by his wife. Deputy Sheriff F. H. Crago remov ed the prisoner to the county jail. His daughter Mildred kissed him good-bye. " Poor man! I feel sorry for him. I really do," said Mrs. Hankins to a Citizen man, as her husband was taken down the court house corri dor and over to tho county jail. "He's losing his -mind," she walled. There are three children in the Hankins family, a girl of 17, Mil dred, aged fourteen and a boy of seven. REAL ESTATE DEALS. Louise L. Tyler; Lillian T. Mitch ell and husband, Damascus town ship, to Charles G. Curtis, Delawaro, Sullivan county, N. Y 15 acres In Damascus township; consideration, ?1. Mary A. Wattorson, Paupack township, to James Butler, Mooslo, Lackawanna county, 41 acres In Paupack township; consideration $1. Carty's 770. The balance of tho ticket: District Attorney, M. E. Simons, 420. Prothonotary, Leopold Fuerth 696, W. A. Sluman 603, Charles E. Dodge 504. Sheriff, F. C. Kirablo 1,063, John Theobald 781, C. K. Schoonover 71. Register and Recorder, Fred Saun ders 653, C. I. Hopkins 536, Chas. J. Iloff 363, P. J. Tolley 303. Treasurer, A. P. Volgt 1,629. Commissioners, Neville Holgate 738, Charles Herrman 569, P. J. Keary 557, T. J. Canlvan 455, A. Brannlng 376, John Mandevllle 298, Henry Brled 160, A. D. Rutledgo 158, N. H. Llpport 136. County Auditors, E. R. Bodlo 680, J. P. Plynn 673, E. R. Arthur 605, W. P. iHawker 547. Coroner, P.B. 'Petersen 1245. On the Prohibition ticket A. T. Searlo received In the county 3 votes and C. A. McCarty 1 for Judge. Keystone, Judge, W. H. Dlmmick 2; prothonotary, C. E. Dodge 1; reg ister and recorder, F. J. Tolley 1; treasurer, A- F. Volgt 1. All of the above Keystone votes were cast in Honesdale.