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I69th YEAR.--NO. 81
HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, OCTOBER. 13, 1911.
PRICE 5? CENTS
A MINISTER WHO
Strange Case of Mistaken
Identity Years Ago
THE CONGREGATION WAITED IN
VAIN FOR MINISTER WHO
A certain local celebrity, who died
I not long ago, was wont to relate
with great gusto his first experiences
las a stranger In the strange city of
Coming to America as a young ar
chitect, fresh from Heidelberg Uni
versity, In search of the fame and
fortune which he had been told were
so easily won In the country across
I the deep blue sea, his steps by some
strange chance were directed to
Hawley, at that time, was the
I terminus of the Erie Railroad.
Thirty-live years ago when this in
cident occurred, stages made daily
trips between Hawley and the Coun
ty Seat for the convenience of those
who cared to leave that flourishing
town for the quite scenes of the town
of Hone. And it may be said in
passing that there were few cared to
Now it happened that at the same
time Meln 'Herr Johann Bugenhagen,
for although that was not his real
name, it will do for the purposes of
this tale, chanced to decide to make
Hawiey the scene of his early tri
umphs, the council of one of the Ger
man churches of that place had com
pleted arrangements with a pastor
from the Fatherland, and were ex
pecting his arrival on a certain
As luck would have it, the minis
ter from the Fatherland at the last
moment decided not to go. Un
aware or the ract, for the telegraph
was at that time in Its Infancy, the
cost of cablegrams was prohibitive
ana tne teiepnone was as yet a thing
unknown, and the letter cancelling
his engagement not havinc been re
ceived, a committee composed of the
leading citizens of the town went to
the Erie station on a certain Tues
day morning to meet the expected
pastor of whom great things were
Almost the last man to alieht
from the Erie train was a tall well
built distinguished-looking foreign
er, wearing a high silk hat and
looking for all the world like a
The committeemen rushed up to
the aristocratic stranger bid, him
welcome In their best Berlin Ger
man, and not waiting to give him an
opportunity to explain, hustled him
off to one of the best hotels in the
place where they wined him and din
ed him for three or four days, not
giving him a chance to say who he
was or why he had come there.
Sunday at last arrived. The deep
toned bell of the church summoned
hundreds of devout worshipers to the
sanctuary eager to hear again the
sound of the gospel in the tongue
they loved so well.
"The Rev." Bugenhagen was at
his hotel finishing a late breakfast,
when the chairman of the committee
rushed in on him and asked him
whether "he wasn't going to preach
that sermon for them and what the
text would be?"
Explanations followed, and the
pseudo-clergyman was permitted to
depart for the County Seat unwept,
unhonored and unsung. As for the
committee they never heard the last
of their ludicrous mistake. And if
any one wanted to start a fight with
one of the committeemen he would
simply say "Bugenhagen," and the
melee was on.
This story was related to a Citi
zen reporter by a man whose repu
tation for truth and veracity as at
tested by the general speech of the
community Is good. It Is given to
the reader for what It is worth and
as a gentle reminder that appear
ances are sometimes deceitful.
THESE ARE SOME RADISHES.
When some months ago John
Yingst, who lives near Manada Gap,
found several lien's eggs in his coop
that were larger than the ordinary
goose egg, the whole neighborhood
pondered over the find for sometime
and finally decided that there is evi
dently something In the air around
that Gap that Is responsible for such
Now tho community is all agog
again; this time the village seers and
wise men blame It on the soil. The
latest discovery was unearthed by E.
E. Stoey who was getting some pro
duce ready for market Saturday, lie
dug up some giant radishes, several
of which were more than a foot long.
The real surprise of the day was turn
ed up 'however when Stoey reached
tho end of the lot and had to dig this
out with a pick axe.
This was a radish that measured
twenty-three and seven-eighth In
ches in circumference.
IS THERE ONE FOR YOU?
Unclaimed Letters Remaining lit
Honcsdulo Postolllco, Week End
ing October I).
George Barry, W. Bayless, Miss
Kathryn BesShop, Jason "Buckley,
Ernest Decclocl, Wilfred Donlvon,
Bert Evans, George Farsch, Ed.
Hart, AVolf Jlmner, Jr., Wolf Jlm
ner, Sr., Henry Martin, Wayne coun
ty only, Rob. Martin, Mrs. Urban
MUtheime, W. J. Peck, Arthur Rlck
ard, Walter Thomas. M. B. Allen,
Supt. Koehler Tells How
New Revenues are Added
DAMASCUS GETS THE LARGEST
AMOUNT AND BETHANY THE
The minimum salary law passed
by the legislature of Pennsylvania in
1905 in the Interest of better educa
tion and more competent instructors
is reiterated in the new school code,
and in accordance with Its require
ments County Superintendent J. J.
Koehler on Monday sent In the
blanks that mean an addition of sev
eral thousand dollars to the revenues
of this district.
Under the terms of the law, the
superintendent must certify to the
superintendent of public instruction
the number of teachers with the sal
ary paid to each In the year begin
ning with the first Monday In June
190G, as well as the number of
teachers, with the salary of each
teacher and tho length of the school
term in the year for which the re
port is made.
Under the act of 1905, salary of
all teachers holding normal school
certificates was fixed at a minimum of
$50 a month and the state makes
good the difference between that and
the sum they were then receiving.
When seen Tuesday morning by a
Citizen man Suprintendent Koehler
explained the workings of this sys
tem: " We get $5 per month for each
provisional teacher and $15 per
month for all teachers holding certi
ficates above the provisional, pro
viding the salaries in 1906 did not
execeed $35 for the same position.
" The school board pays the salary
of their teachers out of the district
fund, and the minimum salary ap
propriation comes with the general
appropriation next July, 1912.
" The largest sum is for Damascus
district, which will amount to $1430.
The smallest sum Is Bethany which
will receive $35.'
The sections from the school code
governing the minimum salary ques
tion are as follows:
Section 1210. The minimum
salary of every teacher in the pub
lic schools of this Commonwealth
holding a professional or a State
certificate, who has taught success
fully for two years and presents
a certificate to that effect from
the proper superintendent, shall
be fifty dollars ($50.00) per school
month. The minimum salary of
every othor teacher In the public
schools of this Commonwealth
shall 'be forty dollars ($40.00) per
Section 1212. The provisions of
this Act fixing the minimum sal
aries of teachers shall not apply
to any teacher engaged only in
teaching a night school, or to one
who is engaged for only a part of
t'he school day or school month.
Section 1213. The increase in
all salaries made necessary 'by the
minimum salaries herein fixed
over the salaries paid in each
school district in this Common
wealth In tho school year begin
ning on the first Monday of June,
one thousand nine hundred and
six (190G), shall be paid out of
the State appropriation for pub
Section 2805. In order that
any district may receive its share
of the state appropriation on ac
count of the minimum salary as
required In this Act, the president
and secretary of the board of
school directors of each school dis
trict, where any teacher's salary
Is greater than the corresponding
salary paid for the school year
beginning on tho first Monday of
Juno, one thousand nine hundred
and six, Shall in each year on or
before the first day of October,
certify under oath to the proper
county or district superintendent
on blanks prepared by the Super
intendent of Public Instruction
the number of teachers with the
salary paid to each In the year be
ginning on tho first Monday in
Juno, one thousand nine hundred
and six, as well as the number of
teachers with tho salary of each
teacher and the length of the
school term In the year for which
tho report Is made.
HE SOLD HIS EMPLOYER'S BUT
TER. Jay Bradley Rawleigh, aged forty,
of Sherman, Scott township, a but
termaker in the employ of the
branch creamery In that town, own
ed and operated by G. Smith & Sons,
Seelyvlllo, was arrested last Monday
by Constable II. C. Geer, charged
with selling butter belonging to his
employers, and taken before 'Squire
Smith of Sherman, where he pleaded
guilty to tho accusation, and was
committed to the Wayne county jail,
in default of iball, to await the ac
tion of tho October grand jury.
Rawleigh who is a single man,
came to Sherman last March, where
ho secured employment In the cream
ery at his trade of buttermaking. It
is said that he sold a lot of butter
without giving any account of it,
and pocketed tho proceeds, which
amounted to about $45.
When confronted with the evi
dence of his guilt, he broke down
and admitted the crime. Nobody
being wiling to go his. ball he was
taken to Honesdale Tuesday after
noon by Constable H. 3. Geer and
turned over to Sheriff M. Lee Bra
man for safe keeping.
For $6,000 Against the
Borough of Honesdale
FOR INJURIES RECEIVED WHEN
UK WAS THROWN FROM
WAGON JULY 11.
Suit was begun October 10 against
the 'borough of Honesdale by Joseph
Menner, through his attorney Hom
er Greene, Esq., to recover $6,000
for damage sustained July 11, 1911,
at Fifteenth and West streets, when
he was thrown from a wagon to the
ground, fracturing his shoulder and
sustaining severe Internal Injuries
which made him a cripple for life.,
The plaintiff's statement declares'
that this action is brought to recover
damages from the defendant, a mun
icipal corporation of Wayne county
Pa., erected by virtue of the laws of
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Whereas it became the duty of the
said borough of Honesdale to build
and maintain Its public streets and
street crossings so that all persons
traveling thereon In a lawful manner
might do so with safety to -themselves
and their horses and vehicles;
yet so it Is that the defendant above
named, by Its officers, agents and
employees, so negligently construct
ed and mintained the public street
at the intersection of West street
and Fifteenth street in said borough
of Honesdale that it was on the
eleventh day of July, 1911, and had
been for a long time previous there
to, in an extremely dangerous and
menacing condition for public trav
el; tho particular negligent condi
tion which led to the Injuries herein
after complained of being a deep
ditch or gully extending across the
full width of Fifteenth street at the
point where it enters West street
from tho east, making it Impossible
to pass from Fifteenth street into
West street or vice versa. In any
vehicle drawn by a horse or horses
without great risk and danger to
life and limb of the person riding in
such vehicle, and risk and danger
to the vehicle and horses. And it
was so that the said plaintiff on the
eleventh day of July, 1911, at about
the hour of noon, while engaged In
his regular and lawful business, that
of driving a delivery wagon for
.Menner and Company and while seat
ed In said wagon and driving tho
horses attached thereto" on and
along said Fifteenth street, ap
proached the said West street from
the east, nd in crossing the deep
ditch or gully hereinbefore referred
to, the Jar or shock occasioned by
such crossing caused the wheel or
wheels of the wagon to break and
collapse and tho wagon to suddenly
overturn, throwing the plaintiff vio
lently to the ground, causing a frac
ture of his shoulder and other
bones, the tear' ig, bruising and cut
ting of his n fecles and flesh, and
occaslng oth .grievous bodily in
juries from riich he has suffered
from that e to tho present anil
still contir to suffer so long as he
And the plalntff avers that his said
Injuries were wholly due to the neg
ligence of the said defendant, Its
officers, agents and employees in con
structing and maintaining the ditch
or gully aforesaid in such a negli
gent and dangerous manner.
And the plaintiff further says that
by reason of said injuries he has
become permanently crippled and
disabled, and his earning power Is
entirely destroyed for the remainder
of his life; that he has suffered and
must continue to suffer during his
life-time great pain and inconveni
ence, that he has been compelled to
spend a largo amount of money for
surgical and 'medical attendance and
nursing and medicines, viz. the sum
of $500 besides being subject to
other loss and Injury. All of which
Is to tho damage of the plaintiff the
sum of $C 000, to recover which
from tho defendant he brings this
Lakeville Grange, No. 1447, will
hold a pie and cake social at the P.
O. S. of A. hall, Lakeville, on Wed
nesday evening. Everybody Is cor
dially Invited to attend. This is one
of the now granges of Wayne coun
ty and Is raaklng its influence felt
through the whole community.
Hopo Grange, No. 898, held a fair
at their hall on Wednesday, October
11. Farm produce and fancy work
were on exhibition and a "' milk test"
Salem Grange, No. 9G5, met as
usual on Friday ovening, and al
though the rain Just poured down, a
goodly number wore present, and af
ter the regular routine business an
Interesting program was rendered.
We wero glad to greet Miss Lane, a
visitor from Ledgedale Grange.
Harvest Grange, No. 892, Maple
wood Is one of the real live granges
of the county. Go there any Satur
day evening and you will And them
" right on the Job." Vast Saturday
evening, in addition to their own
members, they entertained two visi
tors from Mt. Cobb grange in Lack
awanna county, elx from Hope
grange, South Canaan, and about
twenty-flve from Union grange, Lake
Ariel. This was a profitable and ex
cellent social meeting at the close of
which tho " Harvest feast " was
spread. A large delegation from this
Grange expect to visit Hope Grange
next Friday evening.
16th Semi -Annual Con
vention at Newfoundland
DELEGATES HAD A GOOD TIME
AND WERE ROYALLY ENTER
TAINED. The sixteenth semi-annual conven
tion of the Wayne County Teachers'
Association was held last Saturday
morning In the Newfoundland High
school with a large number of teach
ers from all parts of the county in
A public meeting was held Friday
night in the Newfoundland Moravian
church, when Prof. Ronald P. Glea
son, principal of the Technical High
School, Scranton, delivered an Inter
esting and Instructive lecture on tho.
Philippines before a large audience.
The Newfoundland Male Quartette
rendered several selections, in their
inimitable style, and Mrs. E. Sch
warze sang a solo with rare taste
and In excellent spirit.
The convention was opened Satur
day morning with an address of wel
come by Rev. E. Schwarz, who oc
cupies the dual role of pastor of the
Moravian church and principal of the
High school In Newfoundland.
Prof. Paul Saunders, Hawley, made
a few fitting remarks in response.
Prof. A. H. Howell, White Mills, the
president-elect of the association, de
livered his Inaugural address. In
spite of the fact that he had left his
typewritten inaugural address at
home, ho managed to put his audi
tors In good humor with a few brief
but pointed remarks.
Prof. H. A. Oday, Ph. B., super
vising principal of the public schools
of Honesdale, spoke on the "Three
A's,'' which he characterized as
"Authority of the Teacher," "The
Teacher as Authority," and "Respect
Prof. Oday's splendid address was
followed by a spirited discussion in
which a large number of the teach
ers participated. Miss Edith N.
Fried, teacher of music in the Haw
ley schools, sang a solo with rare
Prof. 'Howard ,Slpe read a paper
on " 'Hidden Treasures," in the
course of which he touched upon the
teaching of agriculture in the coun
County Superintendent J. J. Koeh
ler -V30ke along this line also, ad
vocating the teaching of "agriculture
as a science In the High schools, and
as far as possible In the township
The convention adjourned at noon
to permit the -teachers to return
home the same day, as many of
them had driven long distances to be
present at the meeting.
Miss Anna G. Seaman acted as
secretary of the convention. The
executive committee consists of Miss
Gill, Prof. Mark T. Creasy, Hawley,
and Prof. R. T. Davies, Honesdale.
The Honesdale delegation ,made
their headquarters at the Newfound
land House, and comprised the fol
lowing county seat Instructors: Prof.
H. A. Oday, Ph. B., Prof. R. T. Dav
is, Misses Alice Z. Gregory, Edith K.
Swift, Florence Brown, Harriet Ar
nold, Theresa B. Soete, Elizabeth
Baird, Edith Tolley, Anna Seaman,
Mattle E. Gillen, Jennie S. Lee, Mrs.
A. J. DIx, Mrs. W. A. Sluman.
All the delegates report a good
time, and are lavish In their praise
of the hospitality shown them by
their hosts in the southern part of
BASKET HALL SEASON OPENED.
Tho local basket ball season was
Informally opened at the Honesdale
roller rink Tuesday evening when
two picked nines, one captained by
W. 'Polt and the other by Leon Ross
played an interesting gamo in which
the. former were victorious by the
score of 14 to 8.
Tho line-up was as follows:
Team "A" Team "B"
J. Polt. .. .Forward L. Ross
C. Marklo.. Forward L. Bader
Hose Center J. Buerkett
W. Polt Guard R. O'Connell
L. McGown. Guard J. Barberl
Baskets from floor W. Polt (4),
J. Polt, J. Barberl, L. Bader (2); L.
Rpss, J. Buerkett. Four fouls were
called on team "A." R. J, Bracey
score-keeper and timekeeper. Length
of halves, 15 minutes.
PRETTY AUTUMN WEDDING.
William Haun, a popular young
man of Prompton, and Miss Maud
E. Gregory, a charming young wom
an, whose home is in Beachlake,
wero united In the holy bonds of mat
rimony, at the Methodist Episcopal
church parsonage, Bethany, by the
Rev. E. S. Bierer, Wednesday after
noon at 5 o'clock.
Only the Immediate families of tho
contracting parties witnessed the
ceremony. The bride wore a blue
travelling dress with a plctuTO hat
to match. Following an extended
honeymoon trip, the popular young
couple will reside at Prompton. The
Citizen extends congratulations.
HANKINS OUT ON RAIL.
A. T. Hanklns, the Pleasant Mount
liveryman, -who carries the mall be
tween Pleasant Mount and Herrlck
Center, and who has teen languish
ing In the Wayne county Jail, under
$500 ball, since last Tuesday, charg
ed with threatening to kill his wife,
and children, -was successful in secur
ing a bondsman, Thursday morning,
when lie -was released from the
Only 12 Children Aged 14
16 at Work
HALF THE LABOR PERMITS FOR
CHILDREN LIVING IN TEXAS
"There are but twelve children In
Honesaale borough between the ages
of fourteen and sixteen who are at
work. That's quite remarkable
statistics, I think. I don't know of
any borough of Its size that can be
gin to compare with that record."
Declaring that he had only Issued
thirty-two labor certificates In all
since the law went Into effect on
January 2G, 1910, Prof. Harry A.
Oday, Ph. B., Supervising Principal
of the Honesdale Public schools
further said that half of the permits
he had granted were for children
living in Texas township.
When the reporter mounted the
steps of the $65,000 High school
building, Wednesday evening, at six
minutes of five o'clock, children
were still straggling out of tho cor
ridors and skurrying home as fast
as their legs could carry them.
He wondered why they were so
late in leaving. Some he discovered
had a legitimate reason, and others
stayed because they were invited,
urged, yes requested to stay.
" Why are you so late; kept in?"
tho reporter asked a husky lad of
twelve or thereabouts.
" No," he spoke up, "He wanted
to see us." Who the " he " was tho
reader is left to imagine. Maybe it
was the janitor!
The rest who tarried later than
usual remained as hereinbefore stat
ed for legitimate reasons. Wednes
day is "class meeting day" at the
County Seat High school, and tho
elephant class of Umpty Fifteen,
fifty-eight in number met and organ
ized by electing these Freshman of
ficers: President, Farrington Bur
harut; vice-president, Miss Ada
Krantz; secretary. Miss Crescentla
O'Connell; treasurer, G. Lighthiser.
"We haven't opened our gymnas
ium as yet this year," said Prof.
Oday, "save for the regular routine
gymnasium work in the lower
grades. There is not very much
gained in opening the gymnasium
early in Fall. These nice evenings
boys don't want to shut themselves
up In the building. They would
rather be outdoors. In view of the
tremendous long winters we have,
it's much better to leave these things
as long as you can. If you don't
open up until December 1, you have
a good long Winter then."
When asked what feature of the
school work was being especially em
phasized this year, he said:
" I think just at the present time
we are laying more stress than ever
on promptness and accuracy. All
through the school we aro making
a special point of those two things."
Prof. Oday further remarked that
the process of elimination in the
recitation contest for the High
school pupils of Hawley, Damascus
and Honesdale had gotten down,
as far as the County Seat eligibles
was concerned, to these six schol
ars: Mary Charlesworth, Pearl Cur
tis, Vera Eberhardt, Helen Eno,
Beatrice Mundy, Mildred Ward.
From that list one will be selected
to take part in the triangular con
test which will be held In Honesdale
on the Monday evening of County
Teachers' Institute week.
In this connection Prof. Oday
spoke of a letter he had Just re
ceived from a scholar in Blakoly,
Lackawanna county, who wanted to
know why it was " that we had three
first-class High schools in Wayno
county, and Blakely didn't?"
Visitors aro numerous at tho
school building, not a day passing
that somebody does not come in.
There are at present 173 pupils reg
istered In the High school distribut
ed as follows: Seniors, 38; Juniors,
37; Sophomores, 40; Freshmen, 58.
The reporter had one final ques
tion, for the shades of night were
falling fast, and the Professor look
ed hungry, and the newspaperman
felt hungry. He wanted to know
whether the public schools did not
tend to crush individuality Instead
of developing it.
" We try to deal with tho Individu
al child," responded Prof. Oday.
"We know our people pretty well.
Our borough Is not so large but what
I know, something of the home life
of every pupil In the school, and the
other teachers the same way, so that
we can deal with the case not in the
abstract but with that child as a
As the reporter hotelward trod
his weary way, these lines kept ring
ing In his ears:
"Backward, turn backward,
O Time, in your flight,
Make mo a child.
If but for to-night."
SPENT A PLEASANT EVENING.
The "500" club met Wednesday
evening at the home of Miss Minnie
L. Schuller, 921 Main St., and spent
several enjoyable hours playing this
fashionable game. Prizes were won
by the Misses Mabel Heft and Helen
Jacobs. Dainty refreshments were
served In compliment of tho Invited
guests. Blue and white -was the
color scheme, and the decorations
were different from the ordinary
run, the parlors being- trimmed -with
autumn leaves, and the tables lit
up -with candelabra fitted with red
Honesdale Man Elected
President of State Hos
BUSY YEAR AT THE INSTITU
TION; 114 PATIENTS TAKEN
CARE OF DAILY.
Hon. E. B. Hardenbergh, of
Honesdale, was elected president of
the board of trustees of the State
Hospital of the Northern Anthracite
Coal Regions, at the postponed an
nual meeting of the trustees held at
noon Tuesday. Other officers elect
ed were: Vice-president, Dr. A. J.
Council; treasurer, Mortimer B.
Fuller; secretary and assistant
treasurer, P. Silas Walter. Commit
tees were also named as follows:
Executive committee, Mortimer B.
Fuller, Dr. A. J. Connell, Dr. W. G.
Fulton, Bishop M. J. Hoban and
Frank Hummler; training school
committee, Mortimer B. Fuller; Dr.
W. G. Fulton, Bishop Hoban, Dr. A.
J. Connell and P. Silas Walter;
house committee, Dr. W. G. Fulton;
Dr. A. J. Connell and P. Silas Wal
ter. The board had keen without
a president since the death of Au
gust Robinson several months ago.
The board of trustees of the hos
pital is as follows: Hon. E. B. Har
denbergh, former Deputy Attorney
General Frederic W. Fleltz, Dr. A. J.
Connell, Mortimer B. Fuller, Bishop
Hoban, Frank Hummler, Dr. W. G.
Fulton, P. Silas Walter and Henry
F. Manzer, of Montrose.
The treasurer's report, as sub
mitted by Mr. Fuller, shows that for
the year ending May 31 last the hos
pital Income from state appropria
tions and all other sources was $63,
119.90. The total expenditures were
$73,514.G5, an excess of $10,394.75
over the receipts.
The year was the 'busiest in the
history of the hospital, 2,307 pati
ents having been admitted during
the twelve months and an aggregate
of 43,178 days spent in tho hospital
by in-patients, exclusive of dispen
sary cases. The average cost per
day per patient was $1.69, an ex
tremely low figure, when it is taken
Into consideration that all hospital
expenses, except new buildings, are
charged up to the maintenance of
During the ytar there were 3,004
dispensary cases and 5,496 dispen
sary visits. The average number of
patients in the hospital each day
in the year was 114, and an average
of fifteen dispensary cases wore tak
en care of dally. The training school
maintained at the hospital has a
present enrollment of forty pupil
nurses, under the supervision of five
THE GROWTH OF
Honesdale has maintained its full
proportion of the marvelous growth
of Pennsylvania industries, as set
forth In a preliminary report of the
13th United States census.
During the past decade the Indus
tries in Honesdale and vicinity,
(within a radius of one mile of tho
borough proper) have grown from
twenty-nine in 1900, to forty-nine in
1910. As far as known it is believed
that there Is no town In the State
Chat has made as rapid strides indus
trially as Honesdale. In this time
there was established eight cut glass
factories, two shoe shops, two ma
chine shops, a muslin underwear
factory, knitting mills, concrete block
establishment, milk shipping station,
cold storage, grist mill, decorated
glassware, and soft drink bottling es
tablishment. Tho above make a
good showing and tell something of
the progressiveness of the palce.
These factories, together with those
alrady established, represent all
quality goods and has won for tho
town a reputation that cannot bo
beaten. " If it's made In Honesdale
It's good," Is a slogan that is known
from the Atlantic to the Pnciflc and
from the Gulf to Canada.
Honesdale goods are or have been
used in almost every household In
tho United States and in some famil
ies its woolen blankets, shoes, knit
and muslin goods, glassware and
silks help form a part of the neces
sities of life.
Honesdale Is an ideal town for
manufacturers to locate. The place
affords the purest of mountain air
and Its water is good. It contains
no limestone which makes it Invalu
able for boiler purposes.' The ad
vantages In Honesdale are many. The
freight rates have recently been
changed on the Erie railroad placing
'Honesdale from Philadelphia to a
Scranton rate point on all western
shipments. The former first-class
rate to Chicago has been reduced 10
Honesdale Is the place In which to
live. The wedge for a greater, big
ger and better Honesdale was driven
In last Thursday night's council meet
ing when tho initiatory was taken
along the line of annexation to
Honesdalo by several families living
on the border lines. When Hones
dale takes In Texas township, the
population will appear in census ac
counts what in reality it Is 7,500;
whereas now It Is but 3,000.
All work for Greater Honesdale.
HARVARD IIAS 4,118 STUDENTS.
The total registration at Harvard
this year Is 4,118, a gain of 99 over