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70th YEAR. --NO. 69
HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1912.
PRICE 2 UENTS
THE WAYNE COUNTY
CELEBRATION NOW ON
Three-Day Affair Commenced Tues
day With Ciic and Grangers'
l'nrnde Affair Promises to
bo n Great Success.
Tuesday is tho first day of the
Wayne County Celebration. The
day opened with ideal weather tor
marching, a fresh invigorating air
and plenty of sunshine. All incom
ing trains on the Erie and Delaware
and Hudson trains and farmers In
wagons brought hundreds of people
who long ago had made up their
minds to come to Honesdale to, at
tend this reunion. Yes, the celebra
tion is here in all its glory. Tho
streets are crowded with strangers
who evidently feel as if coming to
Honesdale is coming home. There
are many native-born people here
who live in all parts of tho United
States, renewing acquaintances.
Floating flags, streamers, bunting
and pennants give Honesdale a
patriotic air that she has not enjoyed
since Old Home Week, three years
ago. The enthusiasm is greater than
it was then, notwithstanding what
some have tried to do to the con
trary. The day was ushered in by a false
fire alarm by some of tho town's
smart "hoodlums." Old Home Week
celebration three years ago was an
nounced in the same way. It might
W. W. WOOD,
President Celebration Committee and
also President Protection Engine
Co. No. 3.
appear as a joke for some careless
and heedless boys, but if tho party
or parties are caught and convicted
It undoubtedly would be a pretty
serious joke. Some day these fel
lows will do it once too often and
may justly end the joke in the coun
Several out-of-town fakirs have
been granted privileges to do busi
ness in the town. The great white
way extends from the city hall to the
end of the Delaware and Hudson
The celebration was announced
Monday evening by boys marching
up and down town blowing horns
and making a terrible din. The
merry-go-round ground out Its end
less tune, while many young people
enjoyed rides on this never-failing
amusement maker. The streets were
well lighted with strings of incan
descent lamps, while tho buildings
reflected much beauty. The Key
stone block, comprising tho stores
from Erk Bros.' corner to and In
cluding I. B. Brown's clothing store
Is very artistically trimmed with
flags, fans, etc. In the center of the
block is a symbol of the Keystone in
national colors, outlined with incan
descent bulbs. On tho opposite side
of tho street Katz Bros.' largo de
partment store also has a creditable
decoration. Streamers, flags of wel
come and pennants float at different
angles which makes a very effective
front At night incandescent lights
are so arranged so as to give tho
outline of a shield. Tho Amity club
spent no little time In their decora
tions Amity colors, orange anu
black in pennants, form a line across
the front of tho Poster building. Tho
corners of tho roof are covered with
A BUSINESS ULOCK; MAIN
Treasurer Business Men's Association
and Celebration Committee.
fan-shaped designs in club colors,
while flags decorate the windows.
'Hotel Wayne is exceedingly artistic.
The design is especially appropriate
for the building and It is one of the
best trimmed structures in Hones
dale. The different banks also are
very attractive. Other buildings and
homes in the residential section of
the town demonstrate true artistic
taste in colored design.
Civic and Grange.
Grangers form on Main street,
resting on Fifth street.
Industrial, floats, etc., Sixth
Fraternal organizations and Boy
Scouts on Seventh street.
Business houses, floats, Eighth
Tho procession started at 2 o'clock
and followed the same line of march
as the firemen's will on Wednesday.
Instead of disbanding on Eleventh
street It separated on Twelfth street.
Following the flag bearer, Burgess
McCarty rode in carriage, tho mem
bers of the borough council, Mozart
band of Carbondale, in float drawn
by six horses, Frank Hollenbeck, of
Carbondale, held the reins over tho
ho'rses. The grangers, fraternal so
cieties and organizations .followed in
line as stated above.
(Tuesday's Proceedings on Pago 8.)
Ban on Ticklers and Talcum Powder.
Burgess McCarty has Issued a pro
clamation forbidding the sale or use
of "ticklers" on the street during the
celebration. A ban has also been
placed upon tho throwing of talcum
Deputy Police Sworn In.
Tho following deputy police were
sworn in Wednesday morning before
Burgess McCarty to do service dur
ing the celebration: Thomas Dowd,
William Pohle, Mr. Mitchell, Chas.
Knapp, Thomas McKanna, James
Irving, N. B. Spencer, Patrick
Keep Windows Lighted.
Tho executive committee asks as
a special favor of all merchants on
Main street to kindly keep their re
spective stores lighted during Tues
day, Wednesday and Thursday
Tho many home coming guests do
not want to leave Honesdale without
seeing tho model of a suggestion of
a monument to Horatio Allen, the
lirst locomotive engineer, and the
turninc of the llrst locomotive on
tho American continent, the Stour
bridge Lion, which occurred at
Honesdale, Pa., August 8, 1829, on
tho Delaware and Hudson railroad.
Tho sketch-model Is located in the
celebration headquarters office, on
Main street. It Is a free exhibit.
Register at the Headquarters.
Tho celebration commltteo desires
every visitor to register at tho head
quarters beforo leaving Honesdale.
Get a Souvenir of Honesdale.
Tho Greater Honesdale Board of
Trade has a number of pamphlets at
the celebration offico for distribu
tion. Tako one with you as a
souvenir of your dear old town, tho
town of your birth. They aro free.
STREET LOOKING SOUTH.
TWELVE FIRE COMPANIES, APPARATUS
AND NUMEROUS BANDS WILL TAKE
PART IN THE WEDNESDAY'S PARADE
The first division of the firemen's
parade will form around Central
Park, then cross to Ninth street,
from Ninth to Main, down Main to
Sixth, to Court street, where tho di
vision will meet the second division,
which will form at basin bridge at
the corner of Main and Fifth streets.
Both divisions will then cross Fifth
to Church, up Church to Sixth,
cross Sixth to Court to Twelfth,
cross Twelfth to 'Main, cross State
Bridge to Park to East, to Fifteenth,
to Main, thence to Seventeenth to
West, down West to Park to Main,
up Main around North Park and
countermarch on Main. The parade
will then march to Fourth to Church
to Eleventh, disbanding at the fire
men's headquarters in the skating
rink, foot of Eleventh street.
A hose coupling contest will take
place Wednesday morning on Main
street. The Independent Hose Com
pany, of Dunmore, and Dickson City
teams will participate. Each com
pany will furnish a team consisting
of two men who will first make a
300-yard dash to a fire plug and then
couple four lengths of hose and call
for water. It will be a time con
test. One team at a time will con
test for a rich cut glass wine set,
which will be awarded to the team
calling for water the quickest.
F. W. Schuerholz is chairman of
EAGLE HOSE COMPANY OF DICKSON CITY.
Tho Dickson City Eagle Hose Co.
No. 1, was organized Sept. 13, 1890,
with tho following ofllcers: Presi
dent, Bryan Fallon; vlce-presldont,
W. A. Hutlodge; treasurer, W. C.
Griflln; secretary, Thomas Palmer;
foreman, Chas. Griflln. The present
ofllcers are: Chief, H. D. RIes; as
sistant chief, James A. Oakley;
president, Frank Moses; vice-president,
William Hebebrand; treasurer,
Frank Klernan; financial secretary,
E. E. Slocum; secretary, James A.
Oakey; trustees, Frank Moses, Wm.
tho commltteo In charge of tho con
test. Lunch will be served free of charge
to the members of the visiting fire-1
men In the skating rink, foot of
INDEPENDENT HOSE COMPANY
Independent Hoso Company of
Dunmoro, was organized March 25,
1885. On April 5 of tho same year
a permanent organization was effect
ed with eighteen charter members.
Tho company was recognized as a
llro company by tho borough of Dun
moro In 1887 and In 181)1 tho or
ganization purchased a horso hoso
carrlago and introduced horses into
tho Hro department. On July 9,
1900, tho borough of Dunmoro pur
chased tho company outfit nnd ap
pointed a permanent driver. Tho
company attended and participated
In several State ilromen s association
conventions. It has captured many
prlzos for best drilled and best ap
pearing company In lino of parado.
Its olllcors aro: Prosldent, Ed. G.
Smith; vlco-prosldont, William II.
Nlckerson; secretary, W. J. Oster
hout; treasurer, William Nickorson;
trustees, Percy Ilannolly, F. E. Nick
orson, William Hopf; captain, Victor
Tho Independent Hoso company
has been drilling during the post few
weeks and hopo to take homo tho
beautiful cut glass vaso which has
been offered to tho host drilled visit
ing company in line of parade. Dun-
more is proud of Independent Hose
Company No. 1 and Bhe has every
reason for thinking a great deal of
her home team, whose motto Is
"Duty our Pride."
On June 12th last Independent
Hose company entertained Protection
Engine company No. 3 of Honesdale,
at tho time Dunmoro entertained the
Six-County Firemen's convention.
It was a grand success nnd did credit
to the firemen of that town. Charles,
J. Smith, aged three years, was the
youngest fireman in that parade.
historical sketch1 of pro-
TECEION ENGINE CO. NO. it.
Ofllcers 50 Years Ago.
Protection Engine Company No. 3
was organized in a barn located on
the site of the new school building
at the rear of the Methodist church.
Tho different ones interested in the
protection of their home town occu
pied seats In the hay mow, on cross
beams and feed bins. C. II. Parmin
ter was elected president: T. J. Ham,
secretary; C. H. Parminter, treas
urer; M. L. Tracy, foreman, and J.
A. Clark, assistant foreman.
To-day's Efficient Corps.
Tho present ofllcers of Protection
Engine Company No. 3, are as fol
lows: President, W. W. Wood; vice
president, W. J. Ferber; secretary,
F. W. Schuerholz; treasurer, W. H.
Trader; foreman, W. B. Roadknlght;
Hebebrand and James Caygill; fore
man, Isaac Coplan; assistant fore
man, Martin Huntley; driver, E. E.
Slocum. Eagle Hose Co. have
quarters In tho municipal building,
but receive no support from tho
borough authorities, as It is a volun
teer company. It is the only com
pany now in service In that borough,
and up until a year or so ago owned
all tho equipment. Tho company
has about twenty-Ilvo members In
good standing, mostly all of whom
aro young men.
first assistant foreman, John Car
miehael; second assistant foreman,
Harry Richards; trustees, H.,A. Ting
ley. J. H. Carroll. John Cauileld.
Flro Chief, H. A. Oday; foreman of
Hoso, F. McMullen, Jr.
Survival of tno Fittest.
There were three fire companies in
Honesdale in Its early history, No. 3
being tho survival of tho fittest.
Company No. 1 was known as the
"Rescue," No. 2, "Deluge" and tho
present local company, 'Protection
Engine No. 3. All companies had
baud pump engines and tho firemen
who operated tho long sldo arms
worked hard lu those days. After
vigorously working tho pumps for a
short time, tho firemen would bocomo
exhausted and volunteers were al
ways scarco after a hand at the arms.
Tho llrst llro fighting apparatus
that Honosdalo had was Rescuo No.
1 followod by tho Burkor pump, man
ufactured by Abol Barker, a retired
M. E. minister, who conducted pump
works near where W. G. Blakuey's
factory Is located. It consisted of
two forco pumps. Mr. Foster told a
Citizen representative that various
tosts woro mado as to the height that
It would forco a stream of water.
Upon ono occasion tho crudo " thing"
was run up to tho bank of tho Laek
awaxen river near tho Baptist church
and hero was given a try-out. Tho
boys pumped hard with might and
main and succeeded in seudlng a
stream of water In tho nlr tho height
of the steeple on tho church. This
was considered protty good.
(Continued on Pago Fivo.)
H. A. ODAY,
Chief Honesdale Fire Department.
Formation and Lino of March.
The parado will be headed
with the American flag.
Marshals E. E. Williams, N.
B. Spencer and George W. Sea
man will follow on horseback.
Honorary members and veter
an firemen in carriages.
Mayor C. A. McCarty and
Hon. A. T. Searle, judge of
Wayne county, In carriage.
Chief H. A. Oday of Honesdale
fire department and chiefs of
Mozart band, Carbondale, 30
Mitchell Hoso company, u
uniformed men, truck and team.
Crystal, of Jermyn, 50 men.
Forest City Fife and Drum
Corps, 32 pieces.
Forest City Hose Company, 40
Dickson City Hose Company, '
Columbia Hose Company, Car
bondale, CO men, truck and
of Dunmore, 40 men.
Munnich Bros. Fife, Drum and
Bugle Corps, Port Jervis, N. Y.,
Excelsior Hoso Company, of
Port Jervis, 70 men.
Marshals, Henry Smith, Charles
Smith, James Sllsby.
Dr. J. W. Balta, chaplain Hoso
Company No. 1.
Honesdale band, 20 pieces.
Protection Englno Company
No. 3, 50 men In line. Fire ap
paratus. Alert Hook and Ladder Com
pany, 50 men, truck and horses.
Jenkins' Boy Band.
Texas No. 4 Fire Company, CO
men, chemical englno and truck.
Seelyvillo Firo Company, 40
Maple City Fife and Drum
Hose Company No. 1, 50 men,
chemical englno and hoso car
riage. After the parado tho fire com
panies will be escorted to tho dif
ferent hotels of tho town where
dinner will be served at 5
Tho Columbia Hoso company
of Carbondale, and Independent
Hose company of Dunmoro will
bo served at the Commercial Ho
tel. Mitchell Hoso Company, Car
bondale. and Excelsior, of Port
Jervis, by Lawrence Weldner, in
Knights of St. George's hall.
Crystal Hoso Company, of Jer
myn, at Hotel Wayne.
Eagle Hoso Company, of Dick
son City, at National Hotel.
Forest City Hoso company at
Eagle Hotel, Terraco streot.
Train for Scranton leaves
Honesdale station, Main street,
at 11:59 via Delawaro and Hud
A PARK STREET VISTA.
CRYSTAL FIRE COMPANY NO. 1
This was tho first organized flro
company in any of the boroughs of
Lackawanna county and was organ
ized March 20, 1885, with Dr. Sum
ner D. Davis, president; (MIchall
Roberts, vice-president; Wm. Dunn,
foreman; John D. Williams, secre
tary; John F. Nicholson, treasurer,
with thirty members. A short tlmo
after tho organization the company
purchased a lot which they after
wards sold to tho borough for tho
purpose of erecting a borough build
ing thereon; within they have slnco
Tho company took possession of
their rooms Dec. 4, 1889, which they
now occupy. Previous to this tlmo
they were obliged to keep their ap
paratus in barns or sheds, wherever
they could And a place as tho bor
ough fathers were very loath to help
them. The company Is now equipped
with two hoso carts, and a hook and
ladder truck purchased by them
selves. Of the original members, but one
remains, namely, Dr. Sumner D.
Davis, who has been president of the
company from the organization to
the presqnt time with the exception
of about four years. He is still on
the rolls as an active member. Ho
was also drill master for many years
or until about three years ago when
he met with an accident which pre
vents him from parading with tho
Among some of the older members
S. D. DAVIS,
President 25 Years and Charter
Member Crystal Fire Company,
of the company may be mentioned:
William C. Nicholson, John B. Grif
fiths, George F. Hartt, Frank Heine
bright, Robert Freas, Nicholas Ben
nett, Willis B. Park, Walter Coon.
Richard Hockings (who is fire chief
of the borough) and M. J. McDer
mott. The present officers of tho
company are Dr. Sumner D. Davis,
President; Willis B. Park, viie-presi-dent;
Reginald Waters, correspond
ing secretary; Dan Mehen, financial
secretary; John B. Griffiths, treas
urer; Thomas L. Williams, foreman.
Tho company is now entering up
on its 2Sth year, owns Its equipment
and has about $1,000 In the treasury
as a nucleus towards a fund with
which is to purchase an auto truck,
which they hopo to do In the near
Decoration of Town Unequalled.
The Harrison Decorating com
pany, of Blnghamton, N. Y., which
has had entire charge of tho com
mltteo work in Honesdalo. has out
done Itself In tho line of artistic
decoration. Tho work on tho many
public and business houses speak
louder than words and is an excel
lent advertisement for this com
pany. FELL INTO RESERVOIR.
Gouldsboro. While playing at the
reservoir here Friday afternoon.
Ernest Johnson, five years old, fell
In and had a narrow escape from
drowning. William Brown, of Mos
cow, jumped in and rescued him.
Miss Mary Wright, of Jersey Shore
Is tho guest of the Misses Flnnerty
of North Main street.