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THE CITIZEN, FRIDAY,' MAY 3, 1912,
Sciiil-Weekly Founded U08; Weekly Founded 1814.
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K. D. HARDENBBRGH PRESIDENT
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THOUGHT FOR TO-DAY.
Finish every day and be done with it. You havo done
could. Some blunders and absurdities
booh as you can. lEmerson.
Everybody welcomes tho glorious sunlight after so many days of
rain and cloudy weather.
It is said that the Egyptians knew about appendicitis 7,000 years ngo.
Which may afford a clew to how they got the (money with which to 'build
How many persons over one hundred years of age in the United
States? Hot you miss It by a mile. There are 4,000 and 2,500 of 'em are
women who admit it. There may bo others who don't.
THE WAR OX THE TYPHOID FLY.
In any campaign for sanitation and healthful conditions In the city or
the country, getting rid of tho lly is absolutely necessary. At best the fly
is a nasty insect, carrying filth from tho filthiest sources and depositing
It on our food a habit that alone warrants its extermination and at its
worst it is a carrier of germs of disease. To the activities of flies whole
epidemics of typhoid fever have been traced and many cases of other dis
eases. The World's Work.
Honesdale is still without coal and tho prospects for that much-needed
fuel are dublus. Tho suspension order has not been lifted and the men
aro not yet back to work. During tho 'past month nearly all the coal
supply in Honesdale has been consumed and many families havo been
reduced to the necessity of burning wood when that article can be had.
Tho lack of warmth during the cold and damp weather has caused not a
little sickness In and around Honesdale. Many of the other places in the
countv have been able to cot coal without difficulty. When will the sus
pension be lifted is a question that is
What's the matter with the Penrose leadership which nominated
such excellent men as Governor Edwin S. Stuart, Governor John K. Tener,
Auditor General (Robert K. Young, Auditor General A. E. Sisson, State
Treasurer John O. Sheatz, State Treasurer C. F. Wright, Secretary of In
ternal Affairs Henry Houck, Lieutenant Governor Reynolds and many oth
ers who have had and now have the confidence of the voters? Pennsyl
vania out of debt, a leader of the States in the matter of conservation
of Its natural resources, the advance guard in the country-wide movement
for good roads, tho torchlight of popular education all under conserva
tive Republican management. Harrlsburg Telegraph.
Railway peace Is now assured. The much threatened strike of the
engineers on fifty roads east of Chicago has been averted by the signing
or an arbitration agreement between committees representing the rail
roads and the engineers. The settlement was brought about by the ef
forts of Charles P. Neil, United States Commissioner of Lalior and Judge
Martin A. Knapp, of the United States Commercial Court. The arbitra
tion council will consist of seven members, one from tho railroads and
ono from the engineers and the other live to be agreed upon by both.
The probability of a settlement now is assured and tho agreement saves
the country from a bad situation and it will undoubtedly save the public
from great annoyance that would follow a strike of this kind.
The executive committee of the three anthracite districts of tho
United Mine Workers of America 'met in New York yesterday to consider
tho agreement on the demands of the Miners' union. It is expected that
much opposition to tho ratification of the agreement will bo reached for
some of the members believe that tho miners should receive moro con
cessions embodied in the agreement. It Is thought that a demand may be
made to have tho sliding scalo included in the ten per cent, increase In
tho agreement. The ten per cent, advance that the miners received was
literally no more than six per cent, and a sliding scale of wages are wanted.
The agreement recently signed by operators and miners embodied a form
of union recognition in that the operators agree to deal with union com
mittees at the collieries in the discussion and settlement of grievances.
THE CITIZEN INTERESTED IX DEVEIAPMENT OF WAYXE COUNTY.
More than half of the readers of The Citizen are on tho farms and In
the villages of Wayne county. All of these people aro interested in things
agricultural. They aro interested in the production of food, "but tliey want
to produce It at a profit. They want to reduce 'drudgery on tho farm.
They want to enjoy more comforts. That Is why this paper Is Interested
in them and publishes agricultural articles that will bo of a benefit to
the rural subscriber. We do not know of any news that Is really going to
of greater benefit to all tho people of this community and 'Wayno county
than information that is disseminated to make food better and moro plen
tiful and tho peoplo producing it and those consuming it moro happy and
contented. The Citizen is tho farmer's friend. It will In every way possl
blo hold up the hands and lighten tho load on tho man and his family
who till the fields and prepare tho orchards that men may have 'bread.
In no other way can a newspaper benefit society than by aiding In tho
improvement of the groundwork of socioty, the farming population of tho
country. This paper would like to see every farm in Wnyno county richer
In soli fertility, equipped with tho best machinery and stock and occupied
by the happiest and most lntolllgent people. It would like to seo every
farm connected with Honesdale by fine, well-built roads, affording access
in tho quickest, safest and most convenient time. In no other way can
these things bo accomplished than through Information, knowledge in
telligence, co-operation. In just so far as it Is alilo The Citizen has taken
up tho work and it proposes to continue It. It must constantly havo tho
support of tho readers, which has always been so loyally given, and It
.hopes constantly to deserve It.
FOR CLEAXILNESS AXD II HA LT1 I SLOGAN FOR XEXT WEEK.
Rain or sliino next week wo should not only make It a real clean-up
week but tho first of a succession of clean-up weeks and days to which
there shall bo no end.
By killing flies and destroying their breeding places, which consists
of every accumulation of offal and filth, wo can prevent tho 'hatching of
qulntllllons of other files between now and tho mlddlo of Soptom'bor, when
tho breeding season Is practically over.
Tho paving of Main street would reduco moro than fifty per cont. of our
quota of flies, now recognized 'by tho medical profession as tho most
dangerous enemy of tho human race. A systematic war on tho extermina
tion of tho lly as advocated by Tho Citizen would Teduco that pest hero.
As the result of this war tho successful boy or girl bringing tho greatest
nuuVbor of dead flies to this ofllco between May 1 and Soptembor 1 will
receive $10 as tho first prlzo and J 5 as tho second premium. Clean-up
week Is ono of tho Incidents of this
continual effort Is necessary to complete success. - - .,.,
tho Citizen Publishing Company.
K. b. HAHDKNI1KM1H
w. w. woon
no doubt crept in
Forget them as
asked by many.
war, and a very Important one, but
Mosquitoes aro still moro annoying and almost as dangerous as flics,
but they aro moro easily exterminated. Indcod tho prevention of mos
quitoes Is so s I in pi o a matter that tho health authorities of soma cities hold
accountable nil property owners who pormltmosqulto breeding places, on
their premises. v . , '
Thcso aro some- of tho precautions against mosquitdes that somo
wide-awake cities admonish their pcoplo that they must take: Pick up all
empty cans nnd bottles; turn up-sldo down every pall, tub or other vessel
that may hold water, drain or fill every depression; clean up tho edges of
ponds and brooks; keep tho roof gutters open and see that they havo n
propor fall; kill all weeds and keep tho grass cut and If your nolghbor
violates tho anti-mosquito laws and ordlnnnces, report him.
If ovory citizen will do his and her part we needn't havo any mos
quitoes or flics in Honesdalo to sting us and Inoculate us with tho germs of
Commencement In Wnyno County
Tho commencement exorcises of
tho Ariel High school were held at
that place on Wednesday evening of
this week. .Judge A. T. Soarlo de
livered tho commencement address
and County Superintendent J. .1.
Koehler presented diplomas to
Tho Sterling IHigh school will
graduate its class on Tuesday even
ing, iMay 7. Superintendent Koehler
will bo In attendance and present
Drcher Township High sohool
will closo this term of school on
Wednesday evening next, May S, by
graduating 16 pupils. The county
superintendent will bo present and
take part in tho exercises.
Tho Clinton Township High
school commencement exercises will
be held on Thursday evening, May
30, Memorial 'Day. Tho address will
be made by Superintendent Koehler
who will also present the diplomas
to the class members.
iWaymnrt High sohool will observe
the graduation exercises of Its 1912
class, Friday evening, May 31, at
which time County Superintendent
Koehler will also deliver tho com
mencement address and present the
On the same evening, May 31,
the Damascus High school will fin
ish its school work for the term by
holding appropriate exercises. Tho
pupils and visitors will 'be privileged
to listen to Homer Grecnc'of Hones
dale, who' will give the commence
Relieved Ills Share Will be About
$(10,000,000, Whilo Muriel Astor
May Get .57,."00,000 How
Women Aro Provided For.
T i iS & & 0 & & & jt
HOW ASTOR'S FORTUNE j
MAY RE DIVIDED
Vincent Astor ... SCO, 000, 000
Muriel Astor (if
there is no pos
Muriel Astor (If
thero Is a pos
i" The expected child
of Mrs. John Ja
cob Astor ....
Mrs John Jacob
Mrs. 'Ava Willing
$ t v. &
New York, May 2. Ono of the
great dramas of present day social
llfo Is fast drawing to a climax In
that austere Fifth avenue mansion,
and its various personages are prim
ing themselves for a final struggle
that involves many millions, says
'Richard Barry in the New York
In spite of many rumors, two facts
In my possession through a reliable
source, stand out supreme: First,
Colonel Astor made no will which is
known of in this country since Ills
second marriage; second, whatever
will be did leavo and the terms of
that are known to only ono person,
Lewis Cass Ledyard, will not make
any apreciable dlfferenco in the
financial standing of any of tho per
Tho outstanding fact that in the
question of tho Astor Inheritance is
this: Eighty per cent, of tho Astor
estate Is left as it was left to John
Jacob Astor by his father, William
Astor, goes to Vincent Astor.
Tho remaining 20 per cent, goes to
the other children. At present there
is but one other child, Muriel, ten
years old. Should there be issue
from tho second wife, this child will
share the 20 per cent, with Muriel.
If the issue Is a girl each will havo
10 per cent.; If tho Issue is a boy,
Muriel will receive less and tho boy
William Astor's Will.
With tho terms of this boqueathal
John Jacob Astor had nothing to do.
They were mado by his father,
William, and havo 'been on lllo in tho
surrogate's ofllce for over forty years
but havo never before been publish
The terms of this will of William
Astor aro such that tho only property
John Jacob, his son, could bequeath,
would bo such as ho might havo ac
quired by purchase and help separ
ate ifrom the entailed Astor estate,
which had como down from father
to son in lineal succession from the
first John Jacob Astor. This may
be a relatively small amount; possi
bly it Is larger than any ono sus
pects. When William Astor died tho cs
tato amounted to approximately $30,
000,000. At tho present timo It
amounts to not moro than $80,000,
000, and Is probably about $75,000,
000. These figures I havo secured from
a representative of tho family who
will not permit tho uso of his
name, but who is In a position to
know tho facts.
Vincent Gets $(10,000,000.
Of tills sovonty-livo or olghty mil
lions all but a fow millions Is in tho
entniled estate Thus, Vincent As
tor's Inheritance will bo approxi
mately $00,000,000. If thero is no
issuo from tho escond marriage,
Muriel Astor will recolvo approxi
mately $15,000,000. If thero is is
suo from tho second marrlago, sho
will bo ofbllgod to sharo lior fifth
equally if tho child Is a girl and
unequally If a hoy.
Thero, tho unborn Astor child Is
worth, if wo reduco tho startling sit
uation to cold figures, at least sovon
and a half millions.
Vincent Astor Is not of age. In
fivo months ho will bo twenty-one
years old. And ho Is tho first man
In tho lineal descent of the family
who will hold his fortune In fco
simple, to do with as ho pleases.
There will be trustees to watch over
him, as there were to watch over his
father, and If ho chooses to make a
will or to mako any disposition of
his property in his own llfo ho will
bo In a position to do with it as he
It Is believed that tho only Import
ant business which Induced his fath
er to sail on tho Tltnnlc was to ar
range papers which ho should sign
on tho attainment of his majority,
which would maintain the estate in
trust through his llfetimo and for
his heirs, as It had ueen nelu
through four generations of Astors.
The tragic, tinforseen death of tho
father thus thrust upon tho son a
burden that no Astor since the first
The only personal homo of his
own which Colonel Astor was in a
position to will Is Ferncliffe, the
country estate up the Hudson. Its
disposition and of such floating mon
eys as ho might havo possessed was
tho only volitional resource ho had.
Tho revelation of his testament in
this regard is all that remains for
tho contemplation of tho two fami
lies united to him by marriage, the
WiHings and tho Astors.
He possessed none of the celebrat
ed Astor family jewels. They were
willed by Mrs. William Astor to her
daughters and their children, and in
part to her daughter-in-law, Mrs.
Ava Willing Astor.
First Mrs. Astor.
At the timo of 'Ava Willing Astor's
marriage, (tho first wife), in ac
cordance with the custom of the As
tor family, Inaugurated by the origi
nal John Jacob Astor, sho signed
over her dower rights in the estate
for a settlement. This settlement
was the Income on $2,000,000,
which she was to have only after the
death of Colonel Astor, and then
only for her own 'lifetime. Thus,
during her married life with Colonel
Astor, sho received nothing whatever
except what he chose to give her.
His allowance to her was $1,500
a year, and this was all tho money
sho had for her own uso until sho
received a legacy through the de-J
cease or certain memuers oi ner own
'At the time of her divorce Mrs.
Ava Willing Astor relinquished her
rights to this settlement and receiv
ed In place of It, for life, tho income
on tho property known as the
Knickerbocker Hotel. Tho Knicker
bocker Hotel Is worth about $2,
400,000. This Income sho will con
tinue to receive as long as sho lives,
but upon her death It will rovert to
tho Astor estate, which will then be
possessed by her son, Vincent. This
Is all she ever has or will receive
from tho Astor estate.
At the same time It must be re
membered that her daughter, now
only ten years old, will havo from
four millions to seven millions, and
her son approximately sixty mil
lions. Second Mrs. Astor.
Another remarkable fact concern
ing tho Astor fortune must bo re
vealed at this time, in contradiction
of many rumors and published state
ments which havo 'been prevalont for
tho past six months. This is the
true terms of tho settlement on the
second 'Mrs. Astor, whichjhavo been
variously stated as being at least two
millions and probably live millions.
When Miss Madeline Force mar
ried Colonel Astor sho signed away
all claims to any dower rights In the
estato for a cash settlement of $200,
000. Therefore, herself or his family or
her friends will have no opportunity
to contest the will, and sho lias but
one chanco to increase her fortune.
Tliat will be In tho presentation of
a postnumous neir. rue arrival oi
this heir lias been confidently pre
dicted as duo at any time after the
first of June.
Of the celebrated Astor Jowels,
Mrs. Madelino Force Astor received
none. At tho time of her engage
ment Colonel 'Astor presented her
with a ring containing a solitaire for
which ho paid a leading Jeweler
$25,000. She received from him as
a wodding present a sapphire and
ruby pendant, and during their trip
In Europe ho made somo additional
presents. These will probably be
the extent of tho mementos, of her
However, in value, they appralso
at approximately $250,000. Also, it
must bo remembered, that should a
child bo born to her within tho com
ing few months and should that heir
live but fivo minutes Mrs. Astor (tho
second) would Inherit tho dead
child's share of the Astor estato.
(Special to Tr-e Citizen.)
Beaehlake, May 1.
The Good Book tolls us that seed
timo and harvest shall never full, but
If seed timo does not fall it can't
help being lato. It looks dubious to
our boarding houso peoplo who aro
so anxious to havo early vegetables
and all hands aro interested in po
tato planting and aro hoping to havo
a plentiful and early crop.
A vory largo concourso of peoplo
mot at tno M. ts. cnurcn Sunday at
ternoon to pay tho last trlbuto of ro
spect to Virgil Caso of Wolcomo
Lake. Our pastor preached a vory
appropriate anu sympathetic sor-
mon, taking for his text, "If a man
dlo, will ho Hvo again?"
Mrs, L. Barnes and daughter, Min
nie, returned homo Saturday after
snondtng tno winter at white Mills.
Mrs. Newton Bunting visited her
cousin, Mrs. Bradley, last week.
Mrs. Shepherd Garrett Is visiting
at tho homo of Lyman Onrrott.
Carlton Brooks Is spondtng somo
timo with his father In Now York
Philip Knoll Is a great sufferer
Miss ulzzlo HHlor returned from
Scranton after an absence of several
Miss Ella Crosliy returned from
visiting her cousin, Ora, on Smith
It Is rumored the wedding bells
will ring next month.
Miss Mabol Olvcr, who Is studying
for a trained nurso in Scranton,
spent a fow days recently with her
parents at this place.
Tho W. C. T. U. ladles spent a
very pleasant afternoon with their
president last Tuesday.
Wo aro thankful to say wo havo
no licensed liquor houses In our quiet
hamlet, but ono theory wo hnvn int
that wo wlsii wo didn't have and that
Is men who aro obliging enough to
their neighbors to bring from Hones
dalo for them tho stuff that will ruin
their body and soul. Wo wish that
all that are guilty could realize tho
enormity of their dreadful sin.
C. A. Build has a gang of men
digging and 'laying pipes to bring
water to his house and barn.
"Who's Who and Why?"
A complete short story appearing
in the Friday (May 10th) issue of
Tho Citizen. Don't miss it. 3Gcl3
W ny not havo tho best work done?
Tho Lackawanna Laundry Company
does It. Thos. F. Bracey, Agent.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Thomas P. Keleher of Port Jcrvis,
to Frank P. Bea et ux, of Hawley,
lands In Hawley borough, for a con
sideration of $1200.
T. J. MeCarty, of Coal Port, Ky.,
transfers to Margaret MeCarty of
South Canaan, 35 acres in South
Canaan. Consideration $1.
Heirs of James 'MeCarty, late of
Canaan township, deceased, trans
fers to Margaret MeCarty of South
Canaan, 62 acres in Canaan town
ship. Consideration $1.
Heirs of Theresa MeCarty, deceas
ed, transfers to 'Margaret MeCarty,
South Canaan, 35 acres of land in
South Canaan. Consideration $1.
Sarah B. Peck, of Clinton, releas
ed her rights to a certain tract of
land in Clinton township to Jos. E.
Peck of Scranton; consideration $1.
Joseph E. Peck et ux. of Scran
ton, transfers to G. Edward Sher
wood, of Clinton, 22 acres of land
In Clinton township; consideration
Executor of Georgo Abraham, de
ceased, of Damascus, transfers to
Henry Whltmore, Damascus, 309
acres of land in Damascus township
for a consideration of $4000.
Tracy III. Smith et ux., of Damas
cus, transfers to Claud Martin, same
place, 103 acres of land In Damascus
township for a consideration of
Jacob F. Katz et ux. of Honesdale
transfers to Lilllo 'Freeman, also of
Honesdale, property in 'Honesdale
for $1 and other consideration. The
property mentioned in tho deed is
that now occupied by Freeman
Anna Marie Lawrenson, widow of
Jas. Lawrenson, deceased, lato of
Canaan, transfers to Thomas Cole, of
Waymart. 2.12 acres of land In bor
ough of Waymart for a consideration
George Shearer et ux. of Palmyra,
transters to Ueorgo Botler,
Mooslc, 30 acres of land along the
Paupack river. Consideration $824.
Charley Van Sickle et ux., of So. ,
Canaan, transfers to William Piatt
of So. Canaan, lands in So. Canaan
township. Consideration $187 50
HERE IS A REMEDY THAT WHJj
CURE SKIN AND SCALP
And Wo Can Prove It.
Tho Lelno's Drug Storo says to
every porson be it man, woman or
child who has an Irritated, tender,
Inflamed, Itching SKIN or SCALP,
you need not suffer another day.
"Wo havo a refined skin preparation
that acts Instantly and will bring
you swift and suro results."
Ono warm bath with ZEMO SOAP
and ono application of ZEMO and
you will not suffer another moment
and you will soon seo a cure in sight.
ZEMO and ZEMO SOAP aro prov
en cures for every form of skin or
scalp affection. They aro sold by
ono leading druggist in overy city
or town In America and in Hones
dalo by A. M. Leino's drug store.
Send six cents to Tho Citizen, '
Honesdale, Pa., and receive tho first1
thirty lessons of tho spelling con
test words. Tho booklet contains
twelvo pages. It recolves the
hearty endorsement of Superintend
ent J. J. Koehler.
BUSINESS IS GOOD
c3 El d
THERE'S A REASON
CERTAINLY Thero must bo a reason.
Wo beg a few minutes of your timo to read this explanation
In as few words as possible this Is why wo cau truthfully mako tho
assertion, "Business is Good." It's because Wo strlvo to servo
tho public just as fair as possibility can mako it and wo fully realizo
that a customer must place a great deal of conlldenco In their
Joweler. To gain tho confidence of tho peoplo wo aro obliged to
'havo you know that wo stand Pat with tho "SQUARE DEAL" from
tho winding of a watch to tho salo of tho most exponsivo articlo in
our storo. To ontortaln your patronago wo must and will bo
"Prompt," "Courteous," and "Reasonable In prlco." Every artlcio
wo sell Is marked In plain figures and those plain figures mean that
only a legitimate profit Is added to tho cost and should any articlo
purchased hero glvo tho customer tho least dissatisfaction wo want
you to bring It right back horo just as soon ns possible and wo
will "Mako It Right." Kindly consider thoso facts then if you
want thorn proven wo'll thank you for a sharo of your Jowelry
Jeweler and Optician
WOHDS FOR THE
Wayne County Schools.
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Corrected Every Thursday
J. II. Stegncr & Sons.
Cucumbers, two for IS
Wayno County potatoes 50
Scotch potatoes 40
Strawberries, qt. 18
Celery, California, stalk IE
New Cabbage, head 1-10
Lettuce, head 15
Lettuco, curly 1
Parsley, bunch 19
Radishes, bunch S
Sweet Potatoes, 2 qts. 2i
Bermuda Onions, lb. 10
Now Potatoes, pk. $1.0
Onions, qt. 13
Onlojis, green bunch 05
Parsnips, qt. 08
Hickory Nuts, pk. (
Oranges, Navels, per doz. 35-4S
Bananas, per doz. 20-2S
Lemons, doz. 30
Roe Shad 65
Buck Shad 40
Cut Shad 50
St. Cod 20
Clams, doz. 30
No. 1 Norway Mackerel 40
No. 2 Norway Mackerel 15
Salmon, salt 114
Weakflsh, lb. 18
Butterfish, lb. 16
Sp. Macherel 20
in the World
Peoplo who depend upon MI-O-NA
to keep them freo from stomach
misery always have clean stomachs
freo 'from 'fermentation.
MI-O-NA stomach tablets will drive
out gas, sourness and stomach dis
tress in fivo minutes. Pell, the drug
gist, guarantees them.
They will absolutely put an end
to Indigestion and mako tho stom
ach sturdy and strong If used as di
rected. For all stomach ailments and for
nervousness, loss of appetite, night
mare, dizziness, overeating, drink
ing, and for all diseases caused by
upset stomach, MI-O-NA is guaran
teed. A large box 50 cents at G. W.
Pell's, the druggist, and druggists
0f ! everywhere.
ROS . . .
CONSOLIDATED PHONE 1-O-L.
OPP. POST OFFICE, Honesdale, Pa.