The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, March 22, 1912, Page PAGE 3, Image 3
fHE CITIZEN, FRIDAY, MARCH 215, 1012. PACK 8 A LITTLE WAYNE COUNTY HISTORY Token From Goodrich's Old History A Sketch of Its Enrly History And of the Beginning of tho 1). At II. Cnnnl. Tho territory which constitutes tho counties of Wnyno and Pike, was sot off from tho county of Northamp ton, by an act of tho Legislature passed on tho 21st day of March, 1798. Tho original boundaries of Wayno county therefore, wero the northern lino of tho stato on the north, tho Delaware river on tho ast, Northampton (now Monroo) on tho south, and Luzcrno and Susque- annna counties on the west. Tho rnn u-na 1 .1 u ' nntio.. n,ir.n nn.i population was 2.6C2. Wllsonvlllo, small manufacturing vlllace. was first proposed for tho county seat if' 1 V. fc J i J. s ir 1 UWU ITUD n f in I n r l n n 1 fitif ml no f tr n i n forks of tho Dyberry, and tho land was divided off Into lots and a pub- If cn 1! n rn fnr Hir nnimtw 1it 11 1 rt trn ms location was cancel uotnany ana frame court houso was romnvpil Tinrn frnm MllfnrH In 1 Cr. Tli . 1 1. 1 1 .1 r . , . ind jail at Bethany wero completed nil rniirr Wnn hnlil rntrnlnr w no iirsi. couniv commissionors worn nn ntlfl .lnhn Pnrenn f!i-nnt viikviti, uau ua-ii uwuuiusiUU lOr S0I11C Irao by tho peoplo along tho Dela- iu uiiiow Aiiimrn. nn nnnnunt nr itii luu Luiiat'iu. in imm iifiiiiiiit snr iff tho lower end of the county and nado a new county and It was called J Hn with tlyn cnnl rf 1.ttj.n n fll ora. Nathaniel B. Eldrod was tho first resident Judge to he elected by tho eople in 1S51, and James Mumford nascus was one of the first ' town hips and was established In 179S. - aawaa wvtuiu, Wt tV UUUUkllUJ us coveren w rn nm npa nnri nn. els. The wolf and the fox roamed here unmolested. After the discov- nf! Tlftnr thn frnnfnc rtll7nnfntir it.n - w q. vuva ukjv,s Wa -T 111UL t nroduced an ovpollont flm onH alleys of the Lackawanna and Wyo- InC. If WHO llcnlnco litilncn If avo a ready market where It would O nitrnhncfwi n n A u,l rrun i hat Maurice and William Wurtz. of uimucijiuw, uuvisuu me pian or onstructing a canal from the Lark. waxen to tho site of Honesdale to uu nuuson river ai Kingston, a dls rlPn nr -inn hiinilwnJ n..l i i llles. They carried out their plans pt i n ?i li f rt nip m n i i u.i- In 1829 the Delaware and Hudson una. comnanv was orcanizod nni n 'hilt Iq n n V Unnncttnln nrnn Sw i va ta 1 uuukUL u v i 1 1 h i i i ; i w :i rn nnn - laj vy KJ U Ul UC1 imhlo f In o rf .Klnf fnfl f hir mnonTion 1 1- ut of respect for him the place was 1 prl Mnnnarlnla T tio0 .1. 1, .1 f canal navigation and was first I1II niir IT1 I X V li IHll tiroa nsin.nn..n 831. In the winter of 1841 w I. V 1 UlliU til U I Lll I'll II II seat from Bethany to Honesdalo passea. a court house was f -f f f The Escape OUT OF THE JAWS OF DEATH 15y l'UANK A. HUHUKLTj, I;nto I'lvnto 1st I'eiin. Vol. nntl Cnpt. Co. 1) 07th Pciin. lortn;e, Wash. " -- ---f -f -f-f-f -f-f -t--f-f OH hours, and days, wo manae- ed to avoid whlto peoplo, fed at times (and sometimes fnr apart) by darkeys, until one evening wo heard singing In tho woods far ahead of us. Reaching tho spot from whonco it came, wo found a darkies' camp meeting. Boparated from tho larger party wero somo half a dozen slaves crouching near in tho bushes. Wo listened to their leader sending praiso to God for tho loyal North In espousing their causo to lift their burden of bondage. That was surely our friend, wo need liavc no doubt. Waiting patiently and with groat hopes for something to eat, until their gathering dispersed, wo cau tiously followed our gray-haired slave, overtaking him near his cabin nome. And how tho hoo cako baked too lato, when I dragged his body out far below on tho opposlto bank. His Spirit wns fast nasslni: away. and soon soaring on tho farther shoro or tno Hiver of Death. No wall of sorrow broke tho deep hush of tho death spell. No tears fell from tho oyes of tho solitary mournor, for the heart's sympathies wore clscd In horror. Alone, on tho banks of that wild, turbulent stream, whero hurrying waters rushed on in their deafening madness, nor over paused to seo tho ono life that was making that noblo effort for liberty fast ebbing away, tho causo of Its fury. Hark! I hear tho baying of tho hounds coming nearer and nearer. Must I stay now by this mute, in- uuiut;. uow tno iioo chko uaKCU 1 nn nintn form? Must T trrnnnln wim before tho fire, as ho and old Aunt?hroS Dinah listened to our story of hung- nnrh.ma rmmi, 1 i .1 ... at. 1 "uhiuvi unu al U It UU IIU3 as ooks and papers were hrought from einanv. Ann thn rot nniir Vmi 1 , -- uw auv v.vsia S, t0 11U1U prn in xa 'i nn ftc nn . ... waw aaaOU UUU&H u kji. " wuu auu. V.USL v J.UUUU. 1 HO rst court was held at September esslons, 1843. This was torn down . . H..u L. uciu ill tllU n Wmn ne rat n nlnAnn i over 30 years up to the present me, Wayne county men took cart the war Of the ItobGllInn nml rtlrt . aa II1UDU1UUO en nave gone out or Honesdale to j uU uuuuiui;i a their county and town. er. How tho tears rolled down their black cheeks as they gavo up heart felt thanks to the Great Master above for so directing tho minds of the loyal North In making it possible that they would soon becomo free. And how that old darkey woman, washed the stains from my cut and bleeding feet, and placed thereon tho shoes from her own. With two great hoo cakes and a store of Information as to tho way. wo traveled on In our accustomed ! shadows silence, and for several more days 1 and tho wo wero successful In eluding tho guorrrillas and patrol, until ono morning at day-break wo happened at a turn in a path to meet a whlto boy. Our condition was such that most of the Inhabitants of that part would know we wero escaped prison ers, and before evening our surmiso that there would bo some ono on our track became true, for wo had not gone but a few miles, until wo heard horses' hoofs. Climbing trees, wo wero out of their sight, but that was a bad omen for us, for now they knew there were escaped prisoners in their vicinity, and it was a grand achievement for a homo guard to catch an escaped prisoner. Tho sturdy plne3 of the hillsides, tho cypress of the swamps, could they talk, could tell many harrowing tales or tne poor unfortunates, making a struggle to reach the Union lines. Their whlto bones are scattered for many miles around those prison pens and still bleaching under a Southern sky. The second day we realized our mistake in letting that boy go home. Wo were approaching tho Saluda riv er, the escaped prisoner's dread. Tho trailing hound was upon our track. This wild, swollen stream before us. Plunging Into its chilling waters, the cry of " help!" reached my ears. My comrado had been overcome by cramps and was drowning. It was tried and failed? Could I save his life it would bo well, but tho last breadth had already loft his poor body. A thought prevails. When the hounds reach this spot it will close the trail. They will havo caught their fugitive, but beyond -arm from their savago fury. Ono second's thought. Ono last look at that life less upturned face, and I hurried away through tho bushes whore deep aireauy lined its recesses, phantom forms of death seemed to peer out at mo from every sliado and shadow of tho forest. Oh, whore should I go? Oh, how hungry!' My nerves wero weaken ing. Back to tho prison? Never! How I prayed for guidanco to that 'Sainted Mother who left mo when but a babe to go to God who gfave. My poor limbs, cold, and bleeding, I could go no farther. The next morning while lying un der a pine, the drops of dew from the foliage falling into my face, I neard someone chopping wood. I undertook to rise but my poor, naked limbs wero powerless. Oh, how hungry, cold and weak, but I man aged to got to the edge of the tim ber. A tall gray-beard, carrying an armrui or wood, was entering tho rear door of a house. I crawled through tho worn fence, unable to stand, approached tho big stono step at tho rear door and knocked on the bottom of It. Oh, how unfriendly that murderous looking face! How I plead in mercy's name for food, and warmth! Tho door slammed In my face. I listened through tho crack under tho door. I heard him open an inside door, and call, " John, como down. Here Is ono of those escaped Yankees." Back to prison? Never! Oh, how I tried to rise and fly, but I fell with my head against the rock. I was all In, out and down. (To bo Continued.) (Jrceno for Niitlonnl Delegate. Homer Greeno, tho talontod law yer, nuthor aim publicist, 01 Hones aniu, is a tauuluaio lor delegate to tiio National Uopuuilcau convention, 'iho uiHtriu Is outitliMl to two dele gates and his running mate will bo John v. uoudlng, or Towanua, whoso record for loyul, uloan cut and auovo board methods commend him to tho 'Kopublaau vctors or this district. Henry i Manzur, or Montrose, and I). W. Sturdovant, of Laceyvllio, aro candidates lor alternates. All of theso men, if elected, will go to tho X convention unpledged, so that In case a of any contest or suould tho prollmln- ary campaign got so bittor that in tho v opinion of tho membership of tho jj convention neither Taft nor rtooso-l volt could bo olectod thoy would bo !! In a position to voto for a comprom- " iso candidate, llko Hughes, of Now York, whoso namo has been frequont-' A ly mentioned as a " dark horso " or i " somo ocner good man whom both factions could unlto upon. Both FOR RELIABLE HEATING I PLUMBING CONSULT S. E. fiftosTison 12th and Kimble St. HONESDALE, PA. COUNTY REPRESENTATIVE FOR "CAPITOL" Boilers and Radiators. "IiHAUKU" Air pressure water systems. "(JOULD" Pumps. "STAlf" Windmill. Tbo above goods represent tho best products in tho market, Tho uso of them coupled with our 20 years' practical experience at tho business Insures you a lasting and satisfactory Job. Correspondence Solicited. Both 'Phones. 2 Messrs. Greono and Coddlnc nrn linn. ' 4- will hold tho party and tho public goou auove tno ambitions of any man or faction, it is impossible now to tell what crisis may arlso at tho tlmo of tho convention In Chicago, and wo bellovo tho district will bo well and Intelligently represented if theso men aro elected and allowed to ex erclso their own common senso and Judgment. Forest City News. Watching Streams of tho State. Valuable data on tbo mannnr In which the unusually heavy ico of this winter broke up on the streams of the Stato this winter is being con-! talned by tho Stato Water Supply Commission from its guanine exnorts and field workers. Practically every stream of any slzo in tho State was observed last fall and again during the winter after tho ico had formed, tho results of tho extraordinary cold weather being noted. It is believed that when reports aro compiled that Information nover gathered systematically about tho streams in very cold winters will bo obtalntablo and the behaviour of thn rivers and large creeks when tho ico ! moveu out has been noted so that it may bo studied in tho future when matters pertaining to water supply and changes to river banks como up. Menner & Co. aro closing out a lot of Ladles' Tailor Suits at half price. Stockholder's Notice. Reasons For Inventing tho Stroko Motor. " Necessity Is tho mother of Inven tion." This phrase may sound trite enough in everyday life, but it cer tainly Is responsible for one of tho latest fads In motor design and that Long prepared In this state. Every 100 reet or track has been given atten tion and the location of the lines and their relation to centers of popu lation and agricultural districts af fords an Interesting study. The counties having no trolley mies aro vine, wayno, Susquehanna, Is the long stroke motor. Sometime Kniiivnn ti- r..,.'. b.,,. ago a road race was promoted in Eu-' est, Clarion; Greene Bedford Ful rope in which all the cars were limit-1 ton. nS,inn 0rw ort tn n hnrc nf A tM, ( r , '. . "F auu - """tf i Juniata, Fulton also havinir tho dls Ln?e,rn??tors- mediate y design- j tinctlon of not having a steam rail ? .uesau io experiment wun a long road, either. In some of theso coun stroke, and some went so far as to 1 ties trollev linen nr IIS cSw - w ..vjvvmui iuwOk At a meeting of tho directors of tho Wayne County Savings Bank held February 20. 1012. tho follow ing resolution was unanimously adopted: Resolve, That wo recommend our stockholders to increase tho capital stock of the Wayne County Savings Bank from $100,000 to $200,000. In accordance with the above res olution a meeting of tho stockhold ers is called, to convene at tho Bank on Tuesday, April 30, 1912, between the hours of 3 and 4 p. m. to take action on tho approval or disap proval or tno proposed increase. NOTE In the event of tho stock holders approving this increase the directors will declare from tho sur plus, a dividend of 100 per cent. In full payment of tho additional stock. H. S. SALMON, Secretary. 17eoI9w ABSOLUTE SECURITY, Wayne County Savings Bank HONESDALE, PA., THE LEADSRIG Financial Institution of Wayne County has been designated by the United States Government, Depository Number 2115, for Pos tal Savings Funds and is entitled to receive 58 per cent. of the total POSTAL SAVINGS FUNDS to be deposited in the Honesdale Banks. Tho " Maine " Sunk. Havana. Trade and commerce opped Saturday In last honor to it fw ii i no ini'nrn m nn t imiiiiin n ero cioseu, snutters wero on the inuows 01 most or tne mercantile . waa w.iaaa tm)Ol.ullt - .j u.wa UbaUWVUaU all bUU UUD1" .ih n 'i inn nr inn piiv rn t in -i wa. aau wvji w iUU fcW- stnrln Trt - - wix a.auatw V. HMHV, UUUUU' ensigns of tho United States and uui n ci u uiauiii viu. i ntv niinrnn zlly, entwined with great bands of nun. Tlirmifrh iUn ufpAnto tt y,n .- . - v..u ni. i.if.a ui kilo ty men In uniform nnsenri nnH rn. issed. Privates wore bands of epo on their left arms, officers wore knotted about the hilts of their 1 .n ... .. . i . . . uuauuB uii an siues tno scene was io oi solemnity. It was Cuba's last tributo to tho d Maine, and tho 275 officers and en of her company whose death In y fourteen years ago, gavo tho lit- .. . v v. J.1HV.U 1 11 LUD 1 bUlk Of tho Dill flel.tlntr ,1, l : . . . w v uiu uia- Stlc vessol which once cleft tho blun iters of tho deen. nm! knnt n,in ' great bulkheads of timber, was to i forever laid at rest In tho quiet tho straits, nine miles from tho aco where the vessol met her fate, mvoyed by sister ships, and accom- inieu uv wig pnnrn Rrroncrii nf ti, iban navy of tho country sho mado issiuio. inn -wtbck. witn hnr fin.. lng, -was to bo consigned to tho op with all of tho honors of war. build engines with abnormally long strokes. In fact, thoy were "freaks" yet theso same little cars made phen omenal time in tho race and tho long stroke motor has como to stay. There Is another reason for tho adoption of a long stroke. It Is an ad mitted fact that horsepower depends to a great extent on the stroko of a motor, and yet most cars aro taxed lor norsepower according to a form of them are agricultural, dairying or lumber counties, althouch I and xork, which are in a noted agri cultural district, havo largo systemB. In all there aro 129 systems noted on tho commission's map. Non-Rcsidcnts Fishing Law. Tho fish department of New York ula which deals with tho'boro of tho1 tl? wl,1.1 try and Pass a non-resident mnlnr nnri rllernr.0 r.ln thn ...ni, I IlSning license bill at this snss nn nf mis allows makers of long motors l"u "3s"1'-o luacing a lee or z.uu to rate their engines low and still develop great power, more power in ono way over another unless It can bo done so as to im prove the performance of tho mo tor i.e., make It tighter, cheaper, per year on all non-resident fisher men. This Is tho same kind of a law that camo up in this stato last winter and was defeated by tho unit ed efforts of tho different sporting clubs throughout tho stato and tho nillntnr. n.lRlor rnntrTloH ml ?I,o"?IU0n ln ileW C StatO arO tail' clent or of lonem " nf 'Th ,. nB the samo stand as fast as they . - - ----- - ivu- rnn .a 117 Iwim trim, nr 1 1 1 , 1 1 UGR. tlon Is whether tho long stroko mo tor does this and whether makers are likely to adopt it on their belief of its good qualities or more for its advertising value as a novelty. Wo realize whero thoy will be if tho bill Is passed. This stato will surely pas3 ono next winter if this measure is passed in York stato now and as Now York and Pennsylvania bound each other for 350 miles and tho residents see evidences of this in the nrond ' . ..'m ""u '"" lla nssorllnn nf m .'""'" smio 11SI1 as milCIl in OUO ..w.. v a auiaiij aaaUlkUlO CIO LU What Is a Philosopher? Teacher Now, Jacob, toll mo what philosopher Is? Jacob Shucks, teechur, It's ono aem guys wot rides a phlloso-o. their long stroko engine when tho stroko Is one-quarter Inch longer than the boro diameter. In order properly to compare mo tors of short and long strokes It Is necessary to havo tho correct rela tion of allowable piston speeds. Tho relations of piston speed havo been well defined by tho tests and conclusions of the horsepower form ula committee representing tho In corporated Institution of Automobile Engineers of England, tho Hoyal Au tomobile Club and tho Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. Ono hundred and forty-four engines wero tested. A conclusion from theso tests showed that tho larger tho boro tho lighter the mean effective pressure, which proves that between two on glns of equal power tho ono with tho larger boro and shorter stroke that Is, the, short stroke engine will havo a higher moan effective pressure In tho cyllndor, and there fore a higher efficiency. STATE 11AILWAY MAP ON PKE8S. Sixteen of tho counties of Pennsyl vania havo no trolley lines according to the electric railway map of tho Stato which Is now in press for the Stato Railroad Commission. The map was compiled from surveys and re ports made from tho commission and like the steam railroad map also be ing printed for the commission, will bo tho most completo of tho kind stato as they do in tho other along mo oounuary, and for that reason every fisherman In New York stato should write to their Assemblyman and Stato Senator to vote against this measuro and also to tho Stato Pish department. If this measuro is pass ed and then next winter ono enacted In this state, tho people who come from Jersey and Now York to spend a few weoks during tho summer along tho Dolawaro rlvor will havo to take out a license, and It will drive sum mer boarders where they can enjoy a few days fishing without paying two dollars for tho privilege. This law if passed will affect tho Erio R. R. to a great extent, as thoy carry all tho summer travel along tho bound ary. If every sportsman will tako tho matter up with some friend In York stato and havo them write a few lot tors to tho proper officials much good will como of it. It will affect every ono from this place who owns a cot tage up tho rlvor and It will mako a violator of peoplo whero they are do ing right. Tho Sportsmen Club from here has taken tho matter up with tho York state authorities and expect to see tho bill defeated, If enough In terest can be created against Its pas sage, and the people there look after tho interests of their neighbors the Barao as our sportsmen did last winter. DELEGATE TO REPUBLICAN NA TIONAL CONVENTION. I hereby announce myself as a candidate for delegate from tho Fourteenth Congressional District of Pennsylvania to tho Republican Na tional Convention to bo held at Chi cago June 18, 1912. If elected I shall go unpledged, and shall support for the presidential nomination that man who at the time of tho conven tion appears most fully to represent tho will of tho Republican voters, and is best fitted to lead the party to success at tho polls. HOMER GREENE. Honesdalo, Pa., March 12, 1912. INTEREST PAID month on deposits TENTH of the month. from the FIRST of any made on or before the Do Your Banking WITH THK Always Reliable Wayne County Savings Bank OFFICERS : W. B. HOLMES, PRESIDENT. HON. A. T. SEARLE, Vice-President. II. S. SALMON. Cashier. W. J. WARD, Asst. Cashier W. B. HOLMES, W. F. SUYDAM, F. P. KIMBLE, DIRECTORS : A. T. SEARLE, T. B. CLARK, J. W. FARLEY, H. J. CONGER, C. J. SMITH, H. S. SALMON. TION IN OF The .Dress Goods shown by Menner & Co. for this season aro very at tractive. 24eoI4 FUEL GAS Beginning March 1, 1912 we annoucea reduction of price in fuel gas to all customers using same through a separate meter as follows: From 100 cubic feet to 290009 $1.50 pes one thousand. From 2,000 cubic feet to 5.000, $1.25 per one thousand. Above 5,000 cubic thousand. feet per one These rates makes the cost of gas for Fuel, Cooking, etc., cheaper than coal. Be independent of the coal dealer. USE GAS Honesdale Consolidated Light Heat & Power Co. Both Phones 110-7th St.