The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, September 11, 1912, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

Fine Job Work Promptly Ex
ecuted at TIio Citizen Office.
Subscribe For Tlio Cltlz a ho
People' Family Paper; .50
Per Venr.
70th YEAR. -NO. 73
License of Amusement Houses to be
Increased From to !?." Per
Month Main Pave Discussed
Hunter Invited Hero to
Giro Estimate of Cost.
The regular monthly meeting ot
the town council was hold In the
town hall on Thursday evening.
President Martin Caufleld called the
meeting to order and in the absence
of Secretnry John Erk, John Was
ni an acted In that capacity. All
other members wero present. iMayor
McCarty and Street Commissioner
Lawrence Weldner wero also In at
tendance. The session was held In
the town hall, second lloor.
Treasurer G. W. l'enwarden re
ported $553. GS on hand at tho be
ginning of the month. Since then
the following sums have been receiv
ed From J. J. Canlvan, dog
tax ? S2.40
Note, borrowed money .... 780. C7
Stationary tubs from town
hall 7.00
L. Weidner, from County
Com'rs and crushed stono 14.00
Li. Weldner. carting 1.00
Itev J. J. O'Toole, repairing
walk 9.00
Tax duplicate,-1911, H. Sch-
uerholz COO. 00
Tax duplicate, 1912, H. Sch-
uerholz 1,000.00
Paid out by orders
Balance on hand 11,702.77
Lewis Seelig was present and com
plained about the waste paper and
other rubbish being scattered on
land joining the town's dumping
ground Street Commissioner Weld
ner stated that boys throw the stuff
over the fence into other lots. The
council instructed Mr. "Weldner to
clean up and burn the loose mater
ial at least once a week.
The council requested The Citizen
to mention In its columns that the
dumping of poisons in liquid, bulk
or other forms on the town dump
Is strictly prohibited. That al
though it is a public dumping
ground the council stated that this
is no reason why the people carting
their waste matter up there should
abuse tho privilege granted them by
the town. If poisonous substances
are dumped upon the ground they
may be scattered and do injury to
cattle, and the town might be held
responsible for any damages done.
W. H. Kreitner reported for the
committee on the proposed High
street sewer. The officers of the
Park street sewer wero Interviewed
and Councilman Kreitner stated that
the owners of that private sewer
offered to sell half or the whole of
tho sewer to the borough but would
not allow the borough to tap their
sewer The price quoted for tho
lower half of tho sewer was placed
at $500 or the town could obtain
the whole system for $1,100. Tho
council instructed C. A. McCarty to
inquire into the matter and ascer
tain whether a private company or
corporation can charge a town an
enormous price for the sale of its
business when said company or cor
poration never paid a cent to the
town In the way of franchise or
permits for the privilege of digging
up the streets any time and any
where. The committee on tho location of
new lights reported having placed
two lights on West Park street and
on West street.
The council passed two amend
ments to ordinances Nos. 10 and 24,
which are published elsewhere.
Amendment to Ordinance No. 10
raises the license of public amuse
ment houses outside of exhibitions
given under tho auspices and for the
heneflt of any local, charitable, re
ligious, educational, social or bor
ough improvement association, from
524 to $C0 per year or from ?2 to
$5 per month. Amendment to Or
dinance No. 24 refers to out-of-town
peddlers. It will not affect a manu
facturer from selling his ware or a
farmer from disposing of his pro
duce upon the streets. Tho amend
ments and ordinances will be pub
lished in tho local papers 10 days
before they can become a borough
The question of paving Main street
was discussed at length. Durgess
(Continued on Page Four.)
Earl, four-year-old son of John
Loscig. of Cherry Uidge, who seven
weeks ago had both feet severely cut
by a mowing machine, arrived homo
Monday from tho Hahnemann hospi
tal, Scranton. It was feared at first
that the little fellow would lose the
ub6 of both feet, but Dr. Peck, of
bcranton, saved the members. Mr.
Loscig, father of the lad. claims that
his son will have to wear braces for
eomo time or until tho legs become
strong enough to take caro of tho
We regret that wo aro called upon
to make a statement asking persons
o kindly refrain from throwing musk
mellon rinds, paper and other house
refuse In Park Lake. This Is no way
to make the town beautiful, besides
It is unsanitary. If you are doing It,
stop to-aay. Bury your rofuse.
Kreitner Bros, will build an ad
dition to tho building recently pur
chased by O. Wm. Sell now occupied
by A. M. Lelne, who bought tho
Percy L. Colo drugstore. Tho addi
tion will bo two etorles high, 2,5x50
feet. Tho building will have mod
ern improvements throughout.
Another automobile driver tried
to tako off the top of a concreto cul
vert on Sunday, by running Into It
and demolishing his machine. The
accident occurred on the State road
on the way to Bethany. The driver
was Harvey Brown, of Lebanon. Ho
and three other young friends were
returning home from a visit to
Honesdale. In some manner the
steering wheel turned abruptly from
the roadbed and ran directly into tho
culvert guard, which suddenly stop
ped tho machino and throw two of
tho occupants out. The other two
jumped, thereby possibly saving their
lives. One of tho party received a
slash over the ear, which was cut
by particles of flying glass from the
wind shield. Other than that no
one was Injured and no bones were
One of the front wheels of tho
auto was put out of commission,
while the axle of the car was badly
bent. The machine Is now In the
Maple City garage for repairs.
Not a Better Olllco Can bo Found in
tho State Fixtures In Early Eng
lish Ideal in All Its Appoint
ments Credit to Honesdale.
Honesdale is going to have the
most convenient and up-to-the-minute
postofllco of anywhere around
this section of Undo Sam's domain.
We had our first peep into that of
fice on Saturday last. The woodwork
of the fixtures is finished In Early
English and Is rich In harmony. The
ceiling of the room is white, while
the walls are a pale salmon. Tho
lloor of the lobby will be covered
with a very light pink tiling with a
six inch boarder of a little darker
The new office, which will afford
25 additional room over the pres
ent postofflce, will be equipped with
all the latest furniture for the assort
ment and distribution of tho mails.
In the new postofflce there will be
ample room for handling rural de
livery and star route mails which 13
now Inadequate.
The arrangement of the new of
fice, as planned by Architect Harry
Weaver, who was employed by tho
council to make the change, is con
venient and commodious. Tho en
trance to the lobby is through two
single doors. At tho extreme left Is
the postmaster's office. Adjacent to
that, the financial department, which
Is divided into three apartments,
namely, Money Order, Registry and
Postal Savings Bank. To the right
on an angle with the financial de
partment is a section of lock boxes.
Next to that Is the general delivery
window, where stamps and envelopes
will bo sold. Adjoining this window
there are two more sections or series
of lock boxes and then the private
entrance to the main office for em
ployees. The work is being rushed
to completion. It is expected that
the new office will bo occupied by
October 1st.
The front and window sash and
frames of the city hall have been re
freshened by paint. Tho building Is
now very attractive Inside and out.
The new office Is a credit to Hones
dale and Is right in keeping and In
line of beauty with tho Maple City.
Everyone who has seen it greatly ad
mires the office, both as to attractive
ness and convenience. Postmaster
Allen and corps of efficient workers
are elated over the new office, which
they soon will occupy. Afterthe of
fice is completed tho public will bo
given the privilege to Inspect It be
fore occupancy.
Tho site of the new Gurney Elec
tric Elevator plant is a scene of con
siderable activity. Carpenters, ma
sons and laborers are buy at their
respective lines of work. Next week,
Mr. Herbric informed a Citizen re
porter, that it would be busier yet.
Arrangements wero mado by tho F.
A. Havens company, who havo the
contract in charge, to import between
40 and 50 Italian laborers from Car
bondale to Honesdale to rush the
work at the plant here.
On Saturday and Monday 50 cubic
feet of concrete wall was laid, repre
senting the west wall of the proposed
building. The concreto mixer Is op
erated by steam power. Theodore
Schimmel is engineer. The mixer
has a capacity of cubic yard. It
Is fed from the top, tho cement and
other Ingredients being taken up an
incline by means of wheelbarrows.
J. C. .Engable, of Philadelphia, a
member of the firm, is hero for a
few days overseeing tho work tho F.
A. Havens company Is doing.
Tho result of tho flower and veg
etables grown from seeds sold by the
Improvement Association will bo
exhibited at a flower ehow In Miss
Leo's room in tho High school
building on Friday, Sopt. 13, from
3 until 5 and 7 until 10 p. m.
Schools outside of tho borough,
which bought seeds, aro urged to
enter Into this contest.
Prizes will bo givon as follows:
One for the most perfect flower; one
for tho largest variety grown by ono
person; ono for tho most artistic
bouquet; ono prlzo for the best
vegetable display; a second prlzo for
tho second best vegetablo display.
During tho evening eultablp en
tertainment will bo provided ,for
thoso In attendance. Tho public Is
cordially invited. No admission.
Tho regular monthly meeting of
the Honesdalo Business Men's asso
ciation will bo hold this Wednesday
evening In tho town hall. President
B. T. Ham desires that evory mom
ber turn out, as business ot consid
erable Importance will be transacted.
Honesdale Public Schools opened
on Monday, September 9, with an
enrollment of 171 pupils In tho High
school and 31G in the grades, mak
ing a total of 487 In both schools.
Tho number of pupils enrolled at
the end of the first month, a year
ago, was 507. Supervising Principal
H. A. Oday claims that tho number
will be about the same at tho ond of
the present month, as several pupils
enter after school begins.
Latin was the most popular study
chosen by first-year pupils In the
High school. The class is composed
of 30 Freshmen who are taking this
The following courses seemed to
bo the least attractive: Chemistry,
agricultural, mechanical drawing and
The commercial course has been
made complete by tho introduction
of stenography and typewriting,
which is taught by Miss Edith Tol
ley. It is the numose Of thn rilrnctnrs
to give tho students attending the;
Honesdale school as complete a com
mercial course as Is obtainable. Pu
pils desiring to tako this branch of
study can qualify themselves Just as
good in the Honesdale High school
as they can by going out of town.'
The school board desires to give the
poor boy or girl the same privilege
of obtaining an education and fitting
himself for commercial life as Is of
fered the more well-to-do boy, who,
by his own means goes away to
school to obtain the same knowledge.
A number of Wayne county boys and
girls who are contemplating taking
this course ought to come to Hones
dale Instead of going out of the
The faculty of the Honesdale High
W. J. Blrdsall secured the silver
loving cup for the second time last
week on the golf links In the champ
ionship game. Cashier H. S. Salmon
was a 6lose second. Mr. Salmon has
also won tho cup twice. Tho party
who wins It the third time will bo
entitled to it.
Owing to the inclemency of the
weather tho ladles' and gentlemen's
handicap was postponed for another
Fred Schuerholz, known In the
baseball fraternity as "Sherry," ar
rived home last Thursday from
Youngstown, Ohio, whero ho has
been playing In the Center League.
Sherry pitched for 13 games, win
ning 10 of them. This is an excel
lent record. Honesdalo is proud of
Sherry and it is well that sho should
Mr. and Mrs. H. Davis, of Phila
delphia, havo rented tho store In tho
Rldgeway building and will start a
hand laundry there this week. Mr.
Davis has been in the business 18
TAINS. Miss Margaret Charlesworth en
tertained a number ot friends on Sat
urday afternoon. Flvo Hundred was
tho sourco of enjoyment and tho
prlzo was won by Miss Jeanetto Relf.
Dainty refreshments added their
share to the afternoon's pleasure.
The quarterly meeting of tho
Homo Missionary society of tho
Methodist church and mite box open
ing will be held at the homo of Mrs.
Isaac J. Lobb, Court street, on
Thursday evening of this week.
Peter Sheror, detective for tho On
tario and Western railroad company,
was In Honesdale on business Mon
Tho barn of Charles H. Govort, of
Inglehardt, was slightly damaged by
lightning on September 7.
Isaac B. Sandorcock, surveyor,
purchased a Ford runabout from tho
Gammell garage on Tuesday.
school and grades Is the best obtain
able and one of tho strongest in this
section of tho state. The High
school teachers:
Supervising principal, Prof. H. A.
Oday; High School principal, Prof.
R. T. Davles, Miss Alice Z. Gregory,
Miss Edith K. Swift, Miss Mary A.
Menncr, Miss Florence Brown, Miss
Harriet Arnold, supervising teacher
of music.
Grades Primary B, Miss Jennie
S. Lee; primary A, Miss Mattle E.
OUlon; 2nd grade, Miss Carolyn
Stephens; 3rd, Miss Anna Seaman;
4th, Miss Edith Tolley; 5th. Miss
Grace .ladwln, succeeding Miss Eliza
beth Baird; Gth, Miss Theresa B.
Soete; 7th, Mrs. W. A. Sluman; 8th,
Mrs. A. J. G. Dlx.
Any boy or girl who has passed the
eighth grade examination and lives
In a township where there Is no high
school may attend a high school In a
nearby township or borough and his
homo township must pay his tuition.
This Is provided for in the New
School Code. Honesdalo has the
teaching force and the room to ac
commodate all those in this part of
tho county and it Is desired to build
up a high school here at the county
seat with an enrollment of at least
two hundred and fifty boys and girls
Honesdale's High school Is fore
most in the state and it furnishes a
complete preparatory course for col
lege. During the summer months the
school houses have been thoroughly
renovated and placed in splc-span
shape. The cement floor In the new
school building has been treated to a
coat of cement paint, the woodwork
varnished, as well as tho desks and
seats In the building. Honesdale
takes great pride In Its schools.
Typhoon Which Swept Chekaiiing
Province Doubles Number First
Reported Dead Missionaries
Lost Lives.
(Special to Tho Citizen.)
The total number of deaths accord
ed by the typhoon which swept Che-
kanlng province on August 29 will
reach more than 75,000 and not 40,
000 as was first reported. News
confirming this was received today
from Hang Chow, the provincial
It is stated that millions are home
less and hundreds of thousands will
die. Thero wero several missionar
ies drowned. Local relief Is ex
hausted and tho government funds
are low.
The typhoon occurred early in the
morning, which was followed by tor
rents of rain. Tho water swept over
tho land faster than men could run
and when It receded it took people
and houses with It.
State Fish Commissioner Buller
has been elected a member of the
Executive Committee of tho Ameri
can Fisheries Society, according to
advices received here. Tho commis
sioner served on several committees
and mado tho report for tho fishery
work In this state.
Tho Narrowsburg Democrat, tho
first lssuo of which will appear Oct
1st, will bo published by M. T. Col
Hns, of the Sullivan County Demo
crat. Success to tho now venture,
Miss Ruth, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Hiram F. Inch, of Waymart,
and Edward Dlrlam of Brooklyn, N.
Y., wero married Saturday, Sept. 7,
11912, by Rev. Burch of tho M. E.
church, Waymart.
"Baby MIno" has been cancelled
for tho present but will bo hero later
in tho season.
Miss Cora Keen entertained at
cards last Friday afternoon. A very
Pleasant time was enjoyed.
E. C. Dlrlam Brooklyn. N. Y.
nuth Inch Waymart
Now York, Sept. 10. "Gyp the
Blood" Horowitz, Indicted as one of
tho murder gang which slew Her
man Rosenthal, will surrender next
week, according to Information re
ceived by District Attorney Whit
man. The pollco will havo nothing
to do with Horowitz's surrender, as
he is said to be planning to come In
Just before tho day set for the trial
of Police Lieutenant Becker for in
stigating the Rosenthal murder.
According to Whitman's Informa
tion, "Gyp tho Blood" will present
himself at the psychological moment
to mnko an attempt to clear him
self, "Lefty Loulo" Rosenzwelg,
"Whltey" Lewis and "Dago Frank"
Ciroflcl, as the actual assassins of
the gambler. "Gyp" will charge that
Harry Vallon alono killed Rosen
thal. Vallon, with Brldglo Webber,
Jack Rose and Sam Schepps, have
confessed to plotting with Becker to
kill the gambler.
Announcement of Largest Drawing
Card to Ito Mado Soon Big
Premiums Offered on Horses.
The management of the Wayne
Agricultural Society has a great big
surprise In store for the patrons of
the coming fair, which will be held
in Honesdale beginning September
30 and ending Thursday, October 3.
Wo are not at liberty to tell our
readers what It will be at present
but will make the announcement In
our next paper. Other attractions,
such as tho ocean wave, one of the
latest and safest amusements, the
ever pleasing merry-go-round and
the Ferris Wheel will bo on the
Along the line of entertainment
the Honesdalo Cornet Band, Jenkins'
Boy Band, the Maple City Fife and
Drum Corps and the White Mills
Band will discourse music on the
fair grounds the three days of the
fair. This will be appreciated by a
number of music lovers and that it
will be a rare treat to tho people of
Wayne county, goes without saying.
All will endeavor to mako the 50th
or golden anniversary of the Wayne
county fair the best ever held and
we predict that it will be tho larg
est ever to have been held in dear
old Wayne.
Secretary E. W. Gammell attend
ed the Greene, N. Y., fair last week
and he says the prospects are very
encouraging for a good line of rac
ing norses. Liberal premiums have
been offered for the winners. J. P.
McMahon, of Susquehanna, will
again bo the starter.
Tho management of the fair have
Increased their premiums on horses,
expecting a largo display of the
equine beauties to be made this fall.
No better horses can be found any
where than In Wayne county and
why should they not be displayed at
the fair? The premium on a fine
match team of horses has been In
creased from $S to $20 and other
horses in proportion. It is right and
proper that tho display of farm
horses be encouraged In this manner.
Every father's eon and the father,
too, for that matter, ought to enter
his fine team or choice horse at the
coming fair.
The Agricultural Society has de
cided to hold an automobile parade
on Thursday, October 3, the last day
of the fair. Two beautiful silver
loving cups will be given as first
prizes. Ono will be awarded to tho
owner for the best trimmed touring
car and another cup for the best
trimmed runabout. Invitations havo
been extended to owners of automo
biles to Join tho parade and keen un
the well earned reputation of Wayne
county for doing things right. Fur
ther information regarding this par
ado will be announced later.
In the meantime make all ar
rangements to attend tho golden an
niversary of the Wayne county fair.
Tho attraction which we will men
tion in our next Issue will bring you,
your family and your entire neigh
State engineers and surveyors are
working on a proposed new state
road which it is stated will be built
from Honesdale to East Cherry
Ridge, thereby eliminating the heavy
grade up Terrace street.
Tho survey Includes part of Erie
street, striking a moderate grado at
tho Law estato. It follows the side
hill In a southerly direction, passing
over Ferber and Goodman properties,
reaching tho summit of tho hill near
the homo of John Male, East Cherry
Ridge, on tho Sandercock road.
This Is feasable and a State road
built that way passes through one of
the most picturesque places In
Wayno county.
Saturday afternoon's heavy elec
trical storm was accompanied by a
strong wind, which did considerable
damago to vegetation and tho trees.
Although tho lightning did not strlko
in tho Immediate vicinity It was
qulto severe. Tho storm cleared tho
air and beautiful weather has slnco
No rain fell at Lake Lodoro, Or
son or Carbondalo.
Tho Ash sidewalk on Grove street
Is nearly completed. Men who aro
working on tho walk aro anxious to
comploto It as soon as possible.
Lanterns furnish tho artificial light
which enables tho men to work.
Tho local Democratic headquart
ers ore located over the electric
light office in tho Gorman Odd Fel
Ipws building on Seventh street.
Anthony Clark Poll From Window In
SiTnutnu Sunday Morning and
Fractured Ills Skull.
Walking In his sleep early Sunday
morning, Anthony Clark, aged sixty-eight
years, of Fortenla, fell two
stories from a window at the homo
of his brother, James Clark, Scran
ton, and suffered Injuries that
caused almost Instantaneous death.
Ho struck head first on a stone side
walk, his skull being fractured.
A pathetic feature of the case Is
that the aged man was called to New
York last week to attend tho funer
al of another brother. Travel stain
ed and suffering grief over his
brother's death, tho Fortenla man
stopped off to visit his brother thero
Intending to continue homeward as
soon as he felt able. He retired ear
ly Saturday night, but was unablo to
sleep. Two or three times ho was
heard moving about in his room. A
little before one o'clock ho lurched
through a window that had been left
open and a passerby found him
moaning on the sidewalk. He died
without regaining consciousness.
The remains were brought to For
tenla Monday and tho funeral was
held on Tuesday.
Mr. Clark, for many years, was a
stono mason on tho Delawaro and
Hudson gravity road. He leaves a
wife and several children. Joseph
Clark, of Park street, is a son of the
WAY. L. W. Dequino purchased a fine
match team of horses from M. L.
Braman Monday afternoon and start
ed for home at G o'clock.
The team had never been driven
with open blinders, which accounted
for their being frightened. As the
horses neared Ninth street at the
Allen House corner they bcame un
manageable. Mr. Dequino realizing
that the horses had the better of him
endeavored to check them by making
an abrupt turn in front ot the home
of Hon. William H. Dimmick. The
horses cut across the lawn and
jumped over an Iron fence, continu
ing in their maddened race. As the
horses went into the road again Mr.
Dequino and gentleman friend were
precipitated from the wagon onto
tho ground, but fortunately no
bones were broken. Tho dash board
was broken and the wagon seat dis
lodged. Tho team ran down Ninth
street to the Kuhbach barn, where
they were stopped. The tongue of
tho wagon was broken at this point.
Republican National Organization to
nrninuo i-ian lo Administer U. O.
P. Medicine at Every Place He
(Special to Tho Citizen).
NEW YORK, Sept. 10. At the
Republican National organization to
day it was claimed to carry war di
rect to Col. Roosevelt and challenge
his public utterances.
Former Congressman J. Adam
Bece, of Minnesota, and John M.
Harlan, former supremo court Judge,
will bo sent on trail of Roosevelt In
tho west. Both men will have a
special train. It is the plan to ad
dress the same crowd that Roosevelt
may address. It Is stated that they
have facts that will embarrass the
colonel. The Republicans In New
York aro greatly enthused and be
lieve that they will give him all the
political "medicine" he is looking
Members of Royal Flying Corjis of
British Army Dashed to Death
(Special to Tho Citizen.)
Two lieutenants of tho Royal Flying
Corps of tho British Army, were in
stantly killed when both men fell
500 feet from an aeroplane. Their
bones were crushed to pulp. A largo
crowd of spectators witnessed tho aw
ful tragedy, and many of the women
fainted and becamo hysterical.
Passenger Train on Pennsylvania
R. R. This Morning Collides
With Freight Train.
(Special to Tho Citizen.)
LATRORE, Sept. 10 Two men
wero killed and six passengers In
jured on Train No. 21 on the Penn
sylvania railroad this morning. Tho
passenger train was enrouto to New
York when It collided with a freight
englno. Tho engineer and flagman
on tho freight wero Instantly killed.
At a recent meeting of tho par
ties, vvhoi purchased tho corporate
rights, franchise and license to man
ufacture of tho Honesdalo Shoo com
pany, tho following organization was
perfected :
President, E. W. Leo, ot Now York
Vice-President, William H. Krantz,
Secretary-Treasurer, E. Darwin
Penwnrden, Carley Brook.
Llttlo Allen Boyd, son of Mr. and
Mrs. John Boyd, of Thirteenth street,
was oporated upon at Dr. Reed
Burns' hospital, Scranton, Saturday,
tor an affliction ot tho right leg. Ho
is Improving nicely, much to tho
gratification ot his friends.
Mrs. C. M. Betz delightfully on
tortalned a number ot her friends
last Friday afternoon at her homo
on Church street.