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THE OrnZBN, WKI ) NK9 1 A Y, AP1UL 17, 1012.
Pave Roads For Honesdale Will Be The Making of
Borough Has Expended a Mint in Dirt Roads
Traffic Heavier on Main Street Than Lacka
wanna Avenue, Scranton-Property Will Be
Enhanced in Value.
Tho most popular question boforo
tho American pcoplo to-day Is tlio
problem of building l)ettor roads.
During tlie past 'few years, In almost
every community In botb tho metro
politan and rural districts tliero lias
been developed a manifest deslro to
"get out of the mud." Natural con
ditions contingent upon municipal
environment compel tho building of
sewers and permanent pavements for
sanitary as well as other reasons In
cities and large towns. In the rural
district, tho autotnobllo and the per
manent roadway mako a combina
tion that, figuratively speaking, anni
hilates distance and brings together
both ends of a long road. Tho uso
of tho passenger elevator In large
buildings made possible tho Masonic
Temple in Chicago! just so the uso
of tho automobile on a parmancnt
roadway would make the broad ex
panse of western Kansas prairies
partake somewhat of the nature of
suburbs of Kansas City. Nobody
knows this better than tho dwellers
of tho rural districts, for it is said
in Kansas that CS per cent, of the
automobiles owned In the state be
long to farmers.
The use of the automobile has not
spread to that percentage among tho
farmers in Wayne county, but not
withstanding their apparent scarcity
in tho rural districts, better roads are
being obtained. Within a few years
tho country districts will have tho
best roads In the state. It will not
only enhance the value of the farms
adjacent to these roads but will bo
tho means of developing Wnyno
Honesdale, a town that has been
on the map since tho days of the
turning of the wheels of the first
locomotive in America, which oc
curred here S3 years ago, still has
dirt roads. This old town has finally
derided that a brick or block pave
will bo the making of it, consequent
ly its active Hoard of Trade,
through the Street and Highway
committee, has recommendod this
Improvement to tho town council.
Main street of Honcsdalo Is tho
principal thoroughfnro of tho town.
All of tho heavy truckage passes
over It and the necessity for a moro
solid road Is apparent. During tho
business hours of a tiny an averago
of 20 vehicles pass a given point
every minute which Is moro than on
Lackawanna avenue In the city of
Scranton. It Is therefore evident
that something more substantial
than dirt should constttuto tho road.
Tho borough's statement shows
that during tho past t'hreo years
from ?9,000 to 510,000 have been
expended for cracked stone, cart
age, labor and machinery used In
tho construction and repair of same.
Hesldes this other amounts have
been spent year after year since tho
time of laying out tho town. What
might have been accomplished?
Simply that for tho monoy paid out,
every street In' the borough of Hones
dale. Texas township Included, could
have been paved with brick. There
Is no reason why Honesdale cannot
have paved streets like other towns,
many of which are smaller in size
than the homo town.
There Is no need for tearing up
tho street If new pipes wero laid
from tho water main to tho curb be
fore, which would necessitate an ex
pense of about 510 or less. This dlf
Acuity might be overcome entirely
by laying a lead pipe, which might
cost a little more tian galvanized
iron, but when laid would last a life
time, as it does not corrode.
Tho Citizen earnestly endorses tho
action of tho Greater Honesdale
Board of Trade In accepting the
Street and Highway committee's re
port recommending that Main street
be paved. This paper is always in
favor of civic improvements and that
which stands for the progress, ad
vancement and development of
The petition will next bo present
ed to the council by tho Highway
committee of tho Hoard of Trade.
Small Cost Per Capita For Care of
Trees In Utrecht and The Hague.
Valuable From Hygienic Point of
View Their Worst Enemy.
Now that there is beginning a gen-
ral movement in tho United Stntes to
tiring nbout systematic cultivation of
trees, not only by reforestation on n
rand scale, but by the growth of
hade trees In towns and cities for the
ornamentation of streets, tho expert-
on. o or iioimtiu in providing rorcst
effects for Its citizens should be of In
terest to Americans. There Ik perhaps
no other well populated country In the
world which hits so many well wooded
towns ns has Holland. Most of the
streets and gracilis, or canals, have nv-
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
A marriage license has been
granted to John Dwyer and Mary
Hutler, both of Hawley.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar
Rommich, a son, on Monday.
The recent misty and disagree
able weather cleared on Tuesday, af
ter a heavy thunder storm on Mon
day night. Tlie warm rain and sun
lias caused tho grass to grow and
once more we have the promise of
There is a movement on foot
among the members of the Exchange
and Social club to consider the ad
visability of purchasing a Club
House. To tills end tho following
committee is looking into the mat
ter: D. D. Weston, C. W. Dorflinger,
H. H. Richards, Slgmund Katz and It.
The adult Bible class of the
First Presbyterian church held a bust
ness meeting in the chapel parlors on
Friday evening which was largely at
tended. After the usual order of
business a social followed with all
the entertainment necessary for a
pleasant evening's enjoyment. Deli
cious refreshments were served to
nearly forty. Dr. Swift is tlie teach
er of tlie class of which there are
sixty-four trharter members.
airs. Mary McGuIre, of Dufc
more, died Monday morning. Her ill
ness was only of a few days' dura
tion and the snock is a great one to
her many friends. A sad feature in
connection with tho case Is the ab
sence of 'her brother, Rev. Henry P.
Burke, of Hawley. who sailed last
week on an extended tour to tho Holy
Land. She is survived by her hus
band and eight children. Funeral
was hold on Wednesday morning.
Michael Butler, of Hawley, spent
n week in Middletown, N. V., search
ing for Ills mother, Mrs. Michael But
ler, aged 42 years, who disappeared
from home two weeks ago, leaving a
note saying that she was going to
Middletown. She had gone away
once before and stayed six months,
part of which time, it was afterwards
learned, she was employed in a shirt
factory. Ho has visited all tho fac
tories there, but could not llml her.
Another coal washery is to be
located at the old No. 14, on the
Pennsylvania Coal Company's gravity
road near Hawley.
A large crowd of people witness
ed the first, indoor athletic meet to
be conducted under the auspices of
the Amatuer Athletic Association in
the Y. M. C. A. building in Scranton
on Saturday evening. Scranton Y.
M. C. A. finished first and won tro
phy. The final standing based on
the number of points scored is as
follows: Scranton Y. M. C. A., 41;
Scranton-Lackawanna Business Col
lege 3S: Technical High of Scranton
2G; Central High, IS; Pittston
High, 14; Hawloy High and Scran
ton Railroad Y. M. C. A., 3; Key-
tsono Academy, 2.
W. W. Wood is on business in Bos
.lohn Grant, of Hawley, was a
business caller In Honesdale Satur
Street Commissioner Weldnor and
corps of men are raking tho leaves
from Central Park and 'liavo cleaned
the fountain basin, preparatory to
turning on tho water.
Mr. and Mrs. Dighton Daniels, of
Scranton, returned home Tuesday
from a pleasant visit with relatives
Miss Bessie Clancy, of Port Jervis
returned homo Friday after a few
days' visit at tho homo ot Thomas
Flnerty, Main street.
Floyd J. Cross and friend, Homer
Hell, both of tho University of Penn
sylvania, spent a few days aB guests
at tho home of tho former's sister,
Mrs. W. B. Lesher, on East Street
Benjamin Bailey, who has been
employed as clerk In tho ofllco of tho
Wells Fargo Express company on
Main street, resigned his position
there to accept one of a moro lucra
tive nature with tho same company
as express messenger on tho Erie
between Jersey City and 'Nyack, 'N
V. He began his duties In that ca
parity on Monday.
esults Obtained In Holland
Through Systematic Culture,
XAMPLES FOR AMERICA.
On of Life' Myiterlt.
Tho night Is rough and cold outsl4
She's going to a ball,
And so she takes her rubbers oil
And leaves them In the halt.
She has a locket round her neck.
And so this thought occurs
It Is a shnma to cover Hi
Then she letves off her furs.
Since she Is gowned decollete.
To wear a coat or cape
Would ruin nil tho laco effects.
And so she wears a drape.
Ah, one of life's great mysteries
Is this that wo behold!
Although 1 swear sho surely will,
Sho never catches cold.
Detroit Freo Press.
If a golfer Is going to boast let him
boast modestly. I heard a golfer say
one autumn evening ns he toasted him
self before the clubhouse fire:
"Never did I see better golf than this
afternoon. My opponent got away
every drive, he hit every brassey clean,
he approached perfectly, and ho didn't
miss n single put"
"How much did ho bent you by?"
"Beat mo?" said the modest man
with a look of surprise. "Why, he
didn't boat me. it was my game from
the start." Washington SUir.
Henry Hnlztimn Dead.
Henry Salzman, n. pioneer resident
of Honosdalo, passed awuy at his
lato nomo in tnis borough on Friday
at tho extreme ago of eighty-six
Deceased was born In Germany,
on April 22, 1820. He camo to this
country when vory young and camo
to Honesdale during tho early days
of tho borough. Ho has witnessed
Its struggles. 4ts growth and Its iln-
velopmont Into a borough of almost
' ii r i i
For many years ho was employed
for the D. & H. company. Mr. Salz
man enlisted In tho early part ot the
Civil war and fought bravely for tho
Union. 'Ho was a man possessed of
many good qunlltlos, of obliging dis
position nnd esteemed by all who
Mr. Salzman was twlco married.
Ho Is survived by his wlfo and six
children, namely: Mrs. John Thomas,
of Honesdale; Mrs. Louis Schaller,
of Scranton; Henry, Jr., of Hones
dale; William and John, of Scran
ton; Charles, of Philadelphia.
Tho funeral services wore licld at
tho Gorman Lutheran church on Sun
day afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev.
C. C. Miller officiating. Interment
was mado in the German Lutheran
A Pathetic Bit of a Ballad.
"You may say for me." said the banker
as ho sat In his donjon keep,
"That 1 thank tho public for all they'vo
done and - Hero he began to weep.
And tho sob reporter wrote a yarn that
was destined to mako you cry.
And those who read said: "It's too bad'
I'm sorry for htm, poor guy!"
Tho sob reporter went to tho man as he
camo from tho prison cell.
And tho man, released, said: "On your
way! I haven't a word to tell."
"But tho people," tho sob reporter said,
"the people want to know."
And tho man leaned back In his limousine
and uttered a loud "ho. ho!"
New York Hall.
A Real Hero.
Lulu Pre never met a
really Interested me.
Mary What kind of a man do you
Lulu Oh, n man who'd do things
nnd make it necessary for me to write
to the heart to heart department of
some magazine for expert ndvlcc. Al
LINDEN TKEES UOnDEltINO A CANAL.
enuos of trees. Utrecht has two rows
of trees on either side of Its quaint
canals. Its canal banks are construct
ed as If In two stories. The lower story,
almost flush with tlie water level, is
lined with warehouses and vaults,
while the upper story has dwellings
Not only do shady walks tempt peo
ple to enjoy the open air, but the liv
ing roots in tlie soil have a purifying
effect, which was by no means to be
despised In the past, when the drain
age of Dutch towns loft much to lie
desired. Further, tho foliage produces
ozone nnd purifies the nlr. It also
tends to keep the air moist and to
temper the wind, thus cnuslng less
dust to be blown about. In tho au
tumn tho fallen leaves give the same
kind of service that Is given by tea
leaves scattered on n lloor when the
room Is to bo swept they lay the dust.
More Important still, trees wage war
upon noxious bacteria, for Investiga
tions by scientists show that these
harmful growths aro comparatively
rare where trees aro plentiful. Be
sides all this, the aesthetic value of
beautiful trees certainly Is not sranll.
In Holland all these useful services
ore gratefully recognized und the trees
Now Note. Mr. Bryan refutes to come out for any partlonlar candidate
Berry man In Washington 8Ur.
ten , ' i-I i
""Why don't the newspapers print
more fashion hints and puzzles and
cooking recipes and jokes and love
"It's this way, dear," explained her
husband. "They have to print a cer
tain amount of news or they might
lose their charters." Louisville Cou
Always work for a good cause, but
don't let It work you.
Hope springs eternal, It is true,
out sometimes it mils to score a
The world is always looking for
something to laugh at. That's why
it notices a lot of us.
It Is a good thing to forgive your
enemies, but don't let that give them
a chance to get you again.
The man who puts his pride in
his pocket often cheers it un by
soon after slipping a bit of coin In
A lover has the sympathy of most
people. They all know what is com
ing to him.
Tho devil is often blacker than
ho is painted, especially when he
You can't help everybody, but
then the fellow who Is striking you
for a loan doesn't want you to do
There Is moro Catarrh In this sec
tion of the country than all other
diseases put together, and until the
last fow years was supposed to be
Incurable. For a great many years
doctors pronounced It a local disease
and pnnorlbod local remedies, and by
constantly falling to euro with local
trcatmont, pronounced It Incurable.
Science has proven catarrh to be a
constitutional dlseaso and therefore
requires constitutional treatment.
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Address: F. J. CHENEY & CO.
Sold by Druggists, 7Cc.
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miLLUii mrui i nun u, ki uat. 111u.11
tools, harness, carriages and farmln
Implements that I cannot use.
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Foster farm) on wounesuay. Anr
uiirriUKe, i set uouuio Harness, 1 upu
dime, iiiiv raitos ami ouier larn
Ing Implements. Also ten head
cows good ones. Terms Five do
lars anil unuor. casn: nvo dollars an
security. Amos Ward, Auctioneer.
31 tl. T. 13. CLATtK.
Uiio the Citizen for want ads.
Sho bado him depart and to never return,
She saw tho sad look In his eyes.
But sho did not permit him to guess her
When they murmured their final good
bys. Sho bado him depart, and she said that
Had ordered It thus; but, alack.
She Is mournfully wondering still as sho
Why It Is that he doesn't come back.
Took No Chances.
The unctuous undertaker was sym
pathetic. "How deep do you dig graves, as n.
rule?" asked the old millionaire's young
"Mako It twelve," she lisped. "I will
pay tho difference." Puck.
Old Lawyer Why do you feel that
your client will lose his caso? Havo
you exhausted every means at your
Toung Lawyer No, but I have ex
hausted all tho means at his disposal.
"I proposed to a girl and went last
night to get her answer.
"Wow was it?"
"Oh, I wasn't so much shocked as
I might havo been. She gave me a
hint to be prepared for a refusal."
"'What was it?"
"As soon as she camo downstairs
I saw she had on a lemon-colored
"I just dropped in to cheer you
up a little, s'he said to tho sick
"Thank you so much. When one
is confined to tho house with an at
tack of appendicitis she is always
glad of a cheerful visitor."
'Yes, indeed. And so many peo
ple are dying of that nowadays."
When tho Hot-so Has Gone.
They wero reviving Shakespearo
The play was "Richard HI."
"A horse, a horse, my kingdom for
a norse! bellowed tho tragedian
And Just then a small boy In the
audience near the stago offered a
"Pa," lie shrilly asked, "what's a
Sunday School Teacher Why did
Joshua command the sun to stand
'Little Emma (lately from tho sea
shore) Oh, I s'pposo he wanted to
get a bigger tan than anyono else!
And "Fioroo" Is Slang.
Her grammar's fierce.
Sho proves It so
By starting off,
"I ain't got no."
And then sho adds.
With playful pat,
"Where did I put
My choon gum at?"
Expects a Commission.
Lady I guess you'ro gettin' a
good thing out o' tending tho rich
Smith boy, ain't ye, doctor?
Dector Well, yes; I get a pretty
good fee. Why?
Lady Well, I hopo you won't for
get that my Willie threw tho brick
that hit 'lm. Scrlbner's Magazine.
A MODEL BTKEBT IN UTRKCIIT.
nnd carefully tended by the municipali
ties. The cost of this care per capita
in the different towns varies somewhat.
I-ast yenr, for example, Utrecht devot
ed lil cents (Dutch) to Its trees for each
Inhabitant mid Tho Hnguo 23 cents.
It has been found that not every
kind of tree will thrlvo In the streets
of a town, for tree hnvo many enemies
both obovo and below ground. Gus es
caping from pipes underground Is the
worst enemy of trees, because quite
small quantities of It aro deadly. For
this reason special precautions are
taken against tho leakago of gas In
Dutch towns. How electricity escaping
under ground acts upon trees as yet
has not been sufficiently studied to bo
understood. Trees will not grow In
very narrow streets whero the houses
aro high. Neither will they thrlvo If
tho pavement does not let la moisture
n,l all- In oMfllol oonntwiiw
Live and Learn.
"What Is this feed stuff?" Inquired
the city visitor.
"That," explained tho farmer, "is alfalfa."
'Well, well! I always thought al
falfa was a slang terra for whiskers."
St. Louis Times.
"They sny Miss It. Is a brilliant con
"Indeed sho Is. Sho told mo the
wholo story of her life In llvo seconds."
"Talk in shorthand?"
"No; showed me her bank book."--Baltimore
Let Madero run his household In the war
that he sees fit.
There's no doubt he has tho weapons and
pVosumably the grit.
Dut Madero, yes, and Gomez, with the
other squabbly gents.
Must keep back a righteous distance from
Uncle's border fencel
Cleveland Flaln Dealer.
In the Mode.
"I try," said tho fashionable poetess,
to dress my thoughts of the day In
appropriate garb." "H'ml" said the
critic. "I suppose that Is tho reason
why your verse9 hobble so." Baltl
"Sho considers herself an authority
en happy marriages."
"Yes, the conceited thing! And she's
tever even bean divorced." Detroit
m ItEASUItER'S LAND SALES.
1 WAYNE COUNTY TAXES.
.ihlv rn thf Ant nr iionor.il Asso.mh
vania, passed the 13 th day
.March, 1S15, entitled "An Act
poses, anil an Act passed tno 16
day of March, 1813. entitled,
e ... i . . ... 1
other purposes, and by the Act
General Assembly passed tho 6
day of March, 1847, entitled,
I.mMu In tho sovoral counties In t
tracts of land will bo sold at pub
vendue, on tho
SECOND 'MONDAY OF JUNE. 19
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UNSEATED LIST 1910 1911
7C Theophllus Moore, 11"
AT. .Tnmos Rills. 47 acre3. 511.1
94 Roger Ellis, 75 acres, su.ZS.
122 Joseph Sansom, 20 acres, ?4.
126 William Sansom, 20 acres, ?4
242 Samuel Gregg, 7 acres, $1.5
W. W. WOOD,
Honesdale, Pa., April 9, 191:
Estate of JOHN II. VARCOE,
Late of Damascus Township,
Tho undersigned, an auditor
pointed to report aistriDution oi
the duties of his appointment on
MONDAY, APRIL 29, 1912,
Ulf m IS tJlUUV I't III i Ik I. U1J J 1
thn hrrtiifh nr Hnnoenn n nr w
time and placo all claims nga
courso to tno tuna tor uisiriuu
will bo lost.
i. J. JUUiUl'VllVU, UUU11U
Honesdale, April 3, 1912. 2
Making a Kid for Fninc.
"Father, it's about time you be
gan to wear a silk hat and grow side
"For goodness' sake, what for?"
"Well, you're getting In tho six
ties, you know, and unless you do
something like that very soon tho
papers will never speak of you as
one of the city's picturesque old cit
Butcher Come, John, bo lively
now: nreaK tno bones in Mr. 'Wil
liamson's chops and put iMr. Ray's
ribs in the basket for 'him.
John (briskly) All right, sir. Just
as soon as I havo sawed off Mrs.
Murphy's leg. Texas 'Magazine.
notice that you nearly always
sleep through my sermons, Deacon
"Why, Dr. Droner, I or "
''I'm not hurt, deacon, but I do
wish you would sleep with your
"Tho family cook is tho last ro
sort." "In what way?"
"Sho Is always called In times of
knead." Jialtlmoro American.
G Have The Citizen sent to
your address. Only $1.50 per
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children.
!he Kind You Have Always Bought
Bears the T ZLSomT
Signature of WZaSy7ct4c&iL
SHERIFF'S SALE OF VALUA
REAL ESTATE. -By virtue of prt
Issued out of the Court ot Com
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Pennsylvania, nnd to me dire
and delivered, I hnvo levied on
will expose to public sale, at
Court House in Honesdale. on
FRIDAY, .MAY 10, IDlli, II P.
All tho defendant's right,
and intorest in tho following
scribed property viz:
All that certain pieco or parci
land situate In tho township of M
Pleasant, Wayno iounty Pa.,
scribed as follows:
Beginning at a point seventy
Thomas Brown s land on tho
tnn tiirntilK-rt mail: tnonco Knur
tlicnco east eignty-uvo uegrees t
twenty-one aim uiiu-iwui purcn
M, finrf 1, Yvnir,irn pfirnor nf Ai
crater s lanu; inenco aiong in
p.llll v. ruiui laim outim
degrees west slxty-ono perches
a post and stone corner on Cr:
land: thenco along said land
thirty-eight porches to tho soutl
of tho Great Bond and Coch
turuplko road; thonco along
road north elghty-tlvo degrees
llfty-olght perches to placo o
ginning, containing fourteen
moro or less.
UJ1UU BU1U ntIUUIIL-a lo , . w
framo house, framo barn and
improvements, boing tho samo
orty that Aaron Fowlor convey
A, i. tianKius uy ucou uuic-u i-
90, pago 458.
n . . i . - i . . i
tho property of A. T. lHanklns 1
o.ilt nf Ilnrrlnt R Sllttnn. Nn
March Term. 1912. Judgment,
TAKE NOTICE. All bids and
must bo paid on day of sale or
will not be acknowledged.
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Honesdale, Pa., April 15, 19