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THE CITIZEN, TUESDAV'FEBRUARY n, 1913.
FRESH CANDIES LOOSE AND IN
boxes. Best in town at M. A.
POIl THE FINEST LINE OF
sleighs at bottom prices call on E.
T. Smith, Honesdale. D7eltf
CIGARS WE HAVE ALL THE
choice brands. Try the "Con
tract." M. A. Igo sells them.
AS GOOD AS NEW, TWO HIGH
top organs in tlrst-class condition.
Cheap. Easy terms. Mclntyro.
SKATING RINK FOR. RENT FOR
balls, parties, bazaars, fairs, etc.
See N. B. Spencer, Manager, for
AMERICAN FRATERNAL Asso
ciation The policyholders are re
quested to meet at the court house
at 2 p. m. Friday, Feb. 7, to consider
an Important matter. By Order of
Honesdale Free Library:
Tuesday's 2 to 6, 7 to 9 P. M.
Friday's 2 to 5, 7 to 9 P. M.
Hours for Receiving Freight on
D. & H. Daily, to 10 A. M.; after
Erie 10:30 A. M.
Mall Closing Hours:
A.M. P.M. Sun. P.M.
D. & H. G:30 12 M.-4.15 C.45
Erie 8.00 2.25-5.30
R. D. Route 9.45
Star Routes, Stage, 2.50; Tyler Hill
D. & H. 6.55
D. & H. 10.00
2.53 G. 00
1.30 3.50 G. 55
Honesdale A.M. P.M.
D. & H. 10.15 7.15
D. & H. 9.55 G.50
The Honesdale district teachers'
institute was largely attended in
the High school on Saturday last. A
report of same will appear in The
Mrs,. John C. Reilly, who was
taken to the home of her son, Mat
thew, after the fire which destroyed
her homo, Is slowly recovering from
the effects of the smoko and shock.
Nineteen applicants took the
civil service examination for mall
carrier and clerks for Honesdale last
Saturday morning in the Honesdale
High school. It was conducted by
Miss Margaret GrllTin.
The young people are taking ad
vantage of their first opportunity for
sleigh ride parties this winter, sev
eral loads enjoying themselves in
short rides to neighboring farm
houses and towns In the last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick I. Keen,
of Dyberry Place, are receiving con
gatulations to-day. They were mar
ried 50 years ago on Monday, Feb
ruary lOt'h. Mrs. Keen 'is a sister
of Hon. P. A. Clark of this place.
The Citizen extends heartiest con
gratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Keen.
Honesdale boasts of being the
spot that was chosen to turn the
first locomotive wheels In the United
States. It is also claimed by some
that the first concrete building to be
erected in the United States was the
Allen House, Honesdale, Tunkhan
nock Republican. Yes, and it's true.
Susquehanna county was 102
years old last Saturday. The cele
bration of the centennial anniver
sary is still hanging fire. Unless the
committee having the matter In
charge move faster than they have
been doing, the celebration will
come off about time for the second
century. Some of us will be too old
to enjoy It by that time. New Mil
Fires, such as the one In the
Meyers store on Thursday night, are
hard on hot water boilers, duo to
the fact that there Is greater pres
sure of water forced through the
pipes. "It Is quito usual," a plumber
remarked to a Citizen man Friday
morning, "to get a call or two, Im
mediately following these fires, to
put in new boilers, to replace those
which have become too old and weak
to withstand this extra pressure."
- Record Keeper K. H. VarcOo of
Honesdale Tent No. 2'55, Knights of
Maccabees, presented Mrs. Elizabeth
C. Lawyer on Saturday with a draft
for $3,000, representing the amount
of Insurance her late husband, Fred
E. Lawyer, carried with that order.
.Mr Lawyer was a charter member of
thfi Honesdale Tent of Maccabees,
and during the time he was in, about
18 years, he paid a little over $400
Into the treasury. The Knights of
Maccabees were exceedingly prompt
In paying their obligations, it being
only six days after the death claim
was completed that the draft was
received by Secretary Vareoe.
- -Fred Schuorholz, one of the
most promising young pitchers in
this end of the state and a resident
of Honesdale, is considering tho ad
visability of retiring from base ball
rather than go back to Youngstown
again. Fred is very well liked by
the people of that city and likes
to work there but has to mako too
much of a sacrifice in going so far
away from home. "Sherry" as he
was christened when he broke Into
professional ball, has been a winning
pitcher in his two years at Youngs
town. Efforts were made by Mike
O'Neill to land him for Utica, two
pitchers having been offered for
Mm, says tho Scranton Times of Fri
day. It Is true that Sherry does not
relish tho prospect of returning to
Youngstown but he will undoubted
ly return rather than quit the game.
Hoso Company No. 1 will hold
their annual Easter dance sometime
during that week.
On account of extreme illness
of a neighbor the Lincoln supper at
Tyler Hill parsonage is postponed.
Blrdsall Bros, have installed ten
new standard sewing machines in
their- shirt factory on Main street
owing to an Increase of business.
rne Atco school will have a
grand flag raising on Washington's
birthday, with Attorney C. P. Searle
of Honesdale, as principal speaker.
Henry Theobold has entered the
employ of the Gurney Electric Ele
vator Co. as a machinist. He learn
ed the trade In this shop several
C. C.Colo has had charge of the
Delaware & Hudson station at Way
mart since January 2. Mr. Stephen
son is taking a two months' leave of
John F. White of New York
city, and Miss Margaret Mueller, of
Hawley, were married at the latter
place Friday, Feb. 17, by David S.
McKellar, justice of the peace.
Thero will be a Woman's meet
ing at Grace church Thursday after
noon at 3:30 to be addressed by Mrs.
Alfred E. Ketchum of Green Ridge,
Scranton, and Miss Louise Farrer of
West Plttston. All the women of the
Parish are requested to bo present.
The home of J. J. Mitchell, of
Slko, was damaged to the extent of
$23.88 by flro last week. The dam
age was settled on Saturday for tho
above amount by the Wayne County
Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
The fire is supposed to liave started
in a partition where the stove pipe
passed through the woodwork.
A bill Is in the House at Har
rlsburg which provides for taking
over the Normal Schools of the state.
Of the 13 schools, six have express
ed a willingness to let the state au
thorities acquire their property. The
matter will Jie definitely decided at
a special meeting of the Board of
Education In Philadelphia Feb. 24.
The Saturday Evening Post an
nounces on the cover of its issue of
Feb. S, that it has reached the enor
mous circulation of over 2,000,000
weekly, which we believe is the larg
est circulation of any periodical,
having gained the last of a mil
lion In the last few years, as it was
only two or three years ago that its
circulation was 1,250,000.
Andrew Nattress, chief engineer
for Day & Zimmerman, architects of
tho new Gurney Electric Elevator
company, fell on an Icy sidewalk
Sunday night and fractured tho right
leg above the ankle joint. Dr. F.
W. Powell was called and placed the
broken limb In temporary splints.
Monday morning Dr. Powell, assist
ed by Dr. L. B. Nielsen, reduced the
The answers to the descriptive
sketches, which appeared in last Fri
day's 'paper, are as follows: No. 17,
Rev. C. C. Miller; 18, Miss Caroline
Petersen; 19, M. E. Simons; 20, Ed
ward G. Jenkins. The Citizen will
commence another series of articles
written by High school pupils in its
next issue, entitled "Public Build
ings." They will also give you a
chance to exercise tho grey matter
in your cranium.
Wo never could see the justness
of taxing the dinner pail and letting
the factory, mill or work shop go
free. But such seems to be the pre
dominating case every time. The
poor man has long been burdened
to help tho millionaire. Perhaps It
is carrying out the injunction of the
Scripturo where it says: "For ho
that hath to him shall bo given;
and he that hath not, from him shall
be taken that which he hath."
Tho Greater Honesdale Board
of Trade Is arranging for a formal
opening of the Gurney Electric Ele
vator company which will be held
during Easter week. The board is
working in conjunction with Mr.
Gurney, who is planning to have all
tho machinery installed and in run
ning order at that time. The pub
lic at that time will bo given the
privilege to inspect this new factory
and see the machines In operation.
It will bo a great treat to the people
of Honesdale and vicinity.
With the publication of the last
25 words in the Spelling Word Con
test, which will be printed in our
Friday Issue, it will conclude the
list of words. These words will be
printed in book form and will be a
part of Book No. 2. Those who did
not obtain the books can secure
them of Tho Citizen Publishing Co.
upon tho receipt of 5c at the ofilce
or Gc by mall. Send In your orders
now and the books will be delivered
as soon as printed. Cash must ac
company all orders. Wo also have a
supply of Book No. 1 In stock.
Miss Amanda Norton, a student
of tho Moody Northflold Seminary,
Springlleld, Mass., and a daughter of
William Norton, of Clinton, under
went an operation at the Springfield
hospital Sunday morning. She was
taken sick about four weeks ago and
an operation becamo imperative, and
she was taken to the Springfield hos
pital on a cot Friday morning. A
telegram from her brother, Warren,
a student of the Brown University,
was received Sunday night, saying
that she was rallying from the oper
ation as well as could bo expected.
Her sickness was the result df an
operation performed two years ago;
ndhe.sion formed, gathered and
broke, causing Intense suffering.
Her friends hope that she will soon
rally and bo able to come home.
A fire, which Incurred a loss of
about $2,000, occurred In Waymart
Thursday afternoon about four
o'clock. Tho property destroyed was
tho large framo house of John Wil
liams which is located about three
quarters of a mile from Waymart.
The family were away from homo at
the time the fire started. Tho fire
was discovered by employes of the
Farvlew hospital. The house was
totally destroyed and only a few
articles of furniture wore saved. The
conflagration was started by an ovor
'heated stove. The building was in
sured for $1,200 and the contents
for $400, in the Wayne County
Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
Mr. Williams has been a resident ot
Waymart for about two years, hav
ing purchased the old Fitzsimmons
property there. i
Lincoln's birthday on Wednes
day followed by Valentino's day tho
14th of this month.
James O. Muraford was granted
letters of administration to handle
the estate of the late James M.
The" Liberty Register says that
L. N. Guthell, of Narrowsburg now
has charge of tho Narrowsburg
Demer "Bros. Co., Hallstead,
manufacturers of fine cut glass, are
rushed with orders and are working
A largo force of men are now
at work on Lake Lodore cutting ice
Some from here are working thero
The special preacher at Grace
Episcopal church Wednesdny even
ing will 'De the Rev. A. A. Brezee,
Arciuieacon of Reading.
Lamp In New York City Jumned
'from 13 cents per pound whole
sale to lGc on Saturday. Pork also
raised 3c per pound. Fresh eggs
were quoted at 34c per dozen and
nutter 4Uc per pound.
Thero will be a Women's meet.
lng in Christ church, Indian Or
chard, Wednesday afternoon at four
o'clock. The meeting will be ad
dressed by Mrs. Alfred E. Ketchum,
of Scranton. All women are invited.
A warrant was issued Monday
for the arrest of Horecg Ccocncon-
cog, proprietor of the pool room in
the Foster building. He is charged
with selling clnaretts to minors.
Harry Economous appeared before
bquire Smith Monday morning and
gave ball for the former's appear
ance tor a hearing.
Alfred J. Knann. 10-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Knapp, of
Aiuenviue, died on Saturday Hast
from appendicitis. An operation
was performed but it was too late.
Besides his parents three sisters and
one brother survives. The funeral
will be held on Tuesday. Rev. A. H.
Knight officiating. A more extend
ed obituary will appear In Thurs
An appeal from the order of the
Court of Quarter Sessions of Wayne
county, January Sessions, bv M. J.
Martin, C. P. Searle and R. M. Sal
mon, attorneys for the appellants,
the overseers of Covington township,
Lackawanna county. The appeal is
made to the Superior Court of
Pennsylvania setting in Scranton
The book of the appellant was pub
lished by the Citizen Publishing
The last will and testament of
George Haynes, late of Preston, de
ceased, was .probated Monday. The
principal benefactor under the terms
of the will is his wife, Margaret
iiaynes who is given tho use of all
real estate and nersonal .nrnrmrtv
during her lifetime and after her
death the same to bo divided equally
hetween his children, Ralph and
Hlldreth Haynes. Margaret Haynes
'and M. H. Davis were made joint
In last Thursday's Scranton
Truth Steinke, the clever cartoonist
of that paper, represented some of
Honesdale's and Wayne county's
bankers as they appeared to him
while attending tho Bankers' con
vention In Scranton. "The long and
the short" were represented in the
caricature sketch of H. Z. Russell,
president of the Honesdale National
Bank, and Burgess R. W. Murphy,
of Hawley. There was also a good
pen picture of W. B. Holmes, presi
dent of the Wayne County Savings
AVe read a great deal now-a-day
about protecting song, and even
game birds. It is a known fact that
red squirrels are responsible for the
death of very many song birds.
Robins suffer great losses of young
and of eggs from these animals. This
same squirrel helps very materially
to extermlnato the graceful gray
squirrel. There ought to bo a ban
placed on the scalp of animal or
rodent. Tho robin has another arch
enemy in the new-fangled sprays
that are now being squirted over ap
ple trees. This work comes just at,
or about the time the fledgelings are
yet in the nest. Orchards are the
favorite haunts of these birds as
orchards are nearly always near
houses, which has a tendency to
ward off inroads of owls and hawks.
But the "bullet head" will chase
them even to a doorway. Bluo jays,
black birds and crows robs tho nests
of these birds and kill their young.
Tho game law protects ono bird to
have another killed.
Mrs. T. A. LIghthiser was in Scran
ton on Monday.
Miss Lillian Roberts, of Cherry
Ridge, is ill of pneumonia.
William Norton, of Clinton, was a
business caller in town on Thursday.
Godfrled Brolthaupt, of Hawley,
was in Honesdale, Saturday, on busi
ness. Miss Florence Watts was a Haw
ley visitor tho latter part of last
Elizabeth, llttlo daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. E. A. Lindsay, has bron
Miss Edna Katz spent Saturday
and Sunday with Scranton and
Wm. Petlilck, who has been con
fined to his homo with tho grippe tho
past two weeks, is ablo to be out
Mrs. Edwin F. Torrey left Mon
day for Clinton, N. Y., whore she
will visit E. F. Torrey, Jr., and his
George Barnes, at one time of
Honesdale, but who has been work
ing in Carbondale for several years,
has entered tho employ of the Gur
ney Electric Elevator company as a
Miss Katherlne Dorfllnger of
White Mills, left for Paterson, N. J.,
last Wednesday morning. She was
Joined by Mrs. Chandler of Orange,
N. J. On Thursday they left there
for New Orleans, and San Antonio,
Texas, where they expect to remain
John Boyd departed Sunday for
Lestershlre, N. Y., Where ho has a
position of foreman in tho shoo fac
tory of Endlcott-Johnson.
J. Moore, who worked for Emer
son Gammell this past summer, and
who left this fall for South America
In the interest of the International
Harvesting Machine Co., where he
has slnco been demonstrating some
of their machinery, returned home
on East street on Wednesday last.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Ham of White
Mills expect to leave soon for Bos
ton, Mass., whore they will spend
several weeks with friends. From
thero they will take steamer for
Galveston, Texas, and from there go
by rail to Los Angeles, California,
where they expect to remain for some
Deroy Kreitner, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Fred W. Kreitner of this place,
has secured a position with tho
Scranton Life Insurance company of
that city. Deroy is a graduate of the
High school and contains a largo
quantity of that .metal which is
bound to make good. He left for
Scranton the first of the week.
INAUGURATION TO GIVE
THIS MAN A HAIR CUT.
Kansan Swore Off In 1896 Till Next
A great task nwajts some Washing
ton barber on Mr. Wilson's Inaugura
tion day. E. F. Boxwell, known In
Holslngton, Kan., as "Buddy" Boxwell,
Is going there on that day to have his
hair cut and his whiskers trimmed.
Washington's barbers are nnturally
excited because no scissors have touch
ed Mr. Boxwell's head since 1800, when
William J. Bryan first ran for presi
dent. Mr. Boxwell -was an enthusiastic
admirer of Mr. Bryan. Ho swore that
ho would allow his hair to grow until
a Democrat was president of tho Unit
ed Stntos, and thus far ho has kept his
When Mr. Wilson takes tho oath of
office at noon on March 4 Mr. Boxwell
will be absolved. He -will dash to the
nearest shop and Invite the swiftest
barber in the place to get to work at
Tho women of Iloisington are said to
be jealous of the silken locks of Mr.
Boxwell. They are forty-four inches
long. Ills beard and mustache- nro
also long and very bushy. Including
his hnlr, Mr. Boxwell weighs 300
pounds. He is regarded as one of the
handsomest men In Kansas. Ho comes
of German pnrentago and is wealthy.
Representative George A. Xeoly of
Kansas, from the district In which Mr.
Boxwell lives, is going to make ad
vance arrangements for tho hair cut
ling. He is already besieged by bar
bel's who -want to do the work free for
ASKS $150,000 FOR HANDS.
Young Woman Lost Them In Strange
"Please -wine the tears from mv pvph.
nurse. I don't wnnt to appear discour
So whisiiorcd Goririirtn M. nnHtv
smiling through glistening eyelids as
she received some of her friends re
cently in n Springfield (Mass.) hospital.
sue was ho terribly burned by elec
tricity in her home in Snfflnhl. Pnnn..
a few weeks ngo that both hands had
to bo amputated.
The awful accident which finnrlvnci
her of her hands is unprecedented in
Its causes and circumstances, and flip
milt for $150,000 which State Attorney
iiugn M. Alcorn, her counsel, 1ms in
stituted is tho largest of its kind ever
filed In that state.
At the instant she was nlmiit to
light nn electric light in her parents'
homo she placed her left hand on a
henter nine, which comnletnd
circuit, and thousands of volts of elec
tricity, which leaked into the Ilchtliii?
wires from tho trolley wires, poured
tnrougu ner body from hand to hand.
SINGING MICE ARE FOUND.
Five Rodents at Harvard Trill In
Grand Opera Tones.
Ragtime and grand opera by mice
soloists and choristers Is tho last word
In Harvard's world of psychology.
Tho songsters are in tho care of
Charles Coburn, Harvard's psycholog
ical expert. Thero aro Ave of these
flfted mice. They arc females, and
they come from New York. Whether
they aro tho prima donna typo or
whether thoy are merely of tho Broad
way chorus girl typo remains to be
'Many baso ball fans are wonder
ing why the "New York Giants were
so anxious to sign Thorpe, tho world
renound athlete, especially at such
a high figure, his salary being be
tween $4,500 and $5,000 tho first
year. No doubt McGraw realizes
that although Thorpe has had com
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more than pay his salary and at
the same time his natural ability to
lead In all lines of sport, will no
doubt make him a valuablo man for
the New Yorkors at soma future
The Co. C. & H. basket ball team
of Plttston, composed mainly of
Scranton players, aro claiming tho
championship of Northoastorn Penn
sylvania through , having defeated
Honesdale, Taylor, Wilkos-Barre,
Catholic club ot Scranton, nndApth
ors. They do not.however, mefpon,
anything concerning the Plttston In
dependent team, which team with
out a doubt Is superior to them In
every way. The Honesdale or "Maple
City Five" nearly defeated this Co.
C. & H. team on Its own floor short
ly before Christmas, Just before the
Made with different Baking Powders
From a Series of Elaborate Chemical Tests:
An equal quantity of bread (biscuit) was made
with each of three different kinds of baking powder
cream of tartar, phosphate, and alum and submitted
separately to the action of the digestive fluid, each
for the same length of time.
The relative percentage of the food digested is
shown as follows:
Bread made with
Royal Cream of Tartar Powder:
TOO Per Cent Digested
Bread made with
68V4 Per Cent Digested
Bread made with
67 Per Cent. Digested!
These tests, which are absolutely reliable and
unprejudiced, make plain a fact of great importance
to everyone : Food raised with Royal, a cream of
tartar Baking Powder, is shown to be entirely diges
tible, while the alum and phosphate powders are found
to largely retard the digestion of the food made from
Undigested food is not only wasted food, but it
is the source of very many bodily ailments.
Honesdale boys disbanded and would
easily have beaten them on the Rink
The sport-loving people of Scranton
have a warm place In their heart for
Christy Mathewson, who consider the
great pitcher as a home boy, oven If
ho was born In Factoryvllle, and we
are not likely to annex that little
town, at least for some years to
come. Christy is not only an ideal
man physically but morally, and has
always maintained his high charact
er of boyhood to the present day,
with wife, children and home,
Christy has a clean record of manly
sportsmanship in base ball, and I am
sure his hosts of friends will be
pleased to learn that from a study
of the records of big league pitchers
during the past twelve years shows
that Christy Mathewson leads all the
rest. In the matter of control he Is
well ahead of his nearest rivals
"Chief" Bender, Ed. Walsh, Addle
Joss, Mordecal Brown and Walter
Johnson. His pitching average since
ho entered big league base ball has
been a little above .700. In the
matter of allowing few hits his rec
ord has been excelled by but ono
pitcher, "Rubo" Waddell. Scranton
Preston, Feb. 10.
The last meeting of South Preston
Grange was held on Feb. 1. The fol
lowing officers were installed for the
new year: Master, Clarence Spencer;
overseer, Martin Denlo; secretary,
W. H. Doyle; treasurer, S. E. Brook
ing; lecturer, Andrew Monohan;
steward, Robert Spencer; assistant
steward, Frank Doyle; lady assistant
steward, Jennie Doyle; gatekeeper,
Howard Doyle; flora, Mrs. S. B.
Doyle; pomona, Mrs. S. E. Brooking;
ceres, Mrs. W. II. Doyle; chaplain,
J. R. Doyle.
Mrs. James Spencer spent a few
days with her son, N. J. and George
of Honesdale last week.
Mrs. George Iiaynes of this .place
At the base of Irving
This Property is a 1
See BUY-U-AHOME Realty Co.
made a business trip to Honesdale
W. H. Doyle and wife spent court
week In Honesdale.
Mrs. Orva Dix, of Starlight, is
visiting her -parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. H. Doyle.
C. E. Spencer recently bought a
five-passenger Overland auto. Thero
aro more autos in Preston now than
thero was cows fifty years ago.
F. A. Tiffany, of Poyntelle, has
sold three Ford cars so far this win
ter. Even the oldest natives of Pres
ton fall to remember a winter as
mild and open as this one. A Demo
crat President must be the cause of
all this good luck.
Holllsterville, Feb. 10.
Charles Brown is improving.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Potter, of
Scranton, are visiting Mrs, Edith
Potter for a few weeks.
'Squire E. B. Hollister transacted
business In Scranton last week.
Rev. A. R. Relchert was called to
Berwick last week on account of the
serious Illness of Jacob Smith of that
The Ladies' Aid of the M 'P.
church met at the parsonage last
week. Forty-seven persons took
dinner. The ladies reported a good
Miss Louise Mehne is employed at
Scranton for a few weeks.
The best sleighing of the season Is
being enjoyed at this time.
It is reported that the wedding
bells will ring in town In a few
Row O. G. Russell will have reg
ular services in tho M. E. church
next Sunday evening at 7:30.
Tho attendance In our Union
prayer meeting Is on the Increase.
Clarence 'Potter and Clarence
Brown were out fox hunting, but
failed in securing any.
Walter Frey spent a few days in
Scranton last week.
Cliff, on Rivet street.
0 per cent Investment