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Read About It on Fourth
Advertising Establishes the Confi
dence of the Community, Makes Now
Friends, nnd Keeps Old Customers.
A Hint to Advertlsers-"S -ur Cus
tomers Arc Worth Han- ','vhoy Aro
Worth Satisfying. ( ,f
71th YEAR. --NO. 26
HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 1913.
GROW CORN, Wayne County Boys !
Half Million People Homeless- Relief Work Being
Done 12,000 Persons in Upper Stories
of Fire Menaced Buildings
DAYTON, Ohio, March 27. How
great a death toll the deluge of
ODayton had taken seemed almost as
much a matter of conjecture as yes
terday, but acting on stories brought
by survivors from the stricken dis
tricts, It was said, the emergency
committee had ordered 600 coffins
for immediate delivery.
The great Miami river, swollen to
a width heretofore unknown and
running with a terrific current, bar
red the way to specific information
of the number of dead. While thous
ands of persons still were marooned
In houses and on opportune roofs in
the central portion of the town, only
a few corpses had been recovered and
it was believed that in the northern
sction of the submerged city, to
which rescuing parties had been un
able to penetrate, would be found
the greatest life loss.
Although communication with the
affected districts has been practically
cut off, estimates made by conserva
tive and well Informed men place tho
death loss In the thousands and the
property destruction at $15,000,000 to
$20,000,000. Thus Ohio takes sad rank
Dayton Is perhaps the greatest sin
gle sufferer. Practically half of the
town, including a new and expensive
business district, Is submerged In six
feet of water and 30,000 people aro
Governor James M. Cox, with the
sanction of the Legislature In session
In Columbus, issued an appeal to the
world for assistance for Ohio flood
The dam of a reservoir north of
Hamilton burst and a great flood
swept down upon the city. According
to word from refugees, more than
1,000 people were drowned.
In Piqua the river burst the levees,
poured through the town and trapped
hundreds of people In their homes.
The swift current undermined the
houses, and it is estimated that 540
were swept to their death.
Delaware, Ohio, reports 20 dead, in
cluding the .mayor of. the city, and
Middletown, Ohio, reports 12 dead.
No estimate on property loss. Town
Cleveland, Ohio, reports that Inter
urban traffic throughout the State Is
Columbus reports worst flood in his
tory. Cummlnsvlllo, Ohio, is submerged
to a depth of 13 feet.
Cincinnati and Pittsburgh were both
damaged by the rising waters of the
Ohio, Allegheny and Monongahela
Indianapolis, Ind., has suffered $3,
000,000 property loss and 20 lives.
Terre Haute, Ind., through tornado
and fires, reports 80 dead and $5,000,
000 property loss.
Leslie, Ark., and small towns near
by, struck by tornado, reports 18
Cokeotto, Ohio, Is submerged with
100 lives lost
Railroads have been unablo to move
trains within ten miles of Dayton
since the first break In the levee oc
curred. Late reports received from Dayton
stated that fires had flared up out in
many sections of the city and were
burning fiercely. There was little
chance of checking the fires as the
city's water department was crippled.
The citizens of the city were depend
ing much on the heavy rains that had
caused the disastrous floods to check
For the most nnrt the cltv of Dav.
! 1 ton lies on level ground. Three rivers,
the Miami, Stillwater and Mad, Join
with another stream, known as Wolf
Creek, almost In the centre of the city.
When the dam at the big Lewiston
reservoir, 50 miles above the city,
broke an avalanoho of water went
rushing down the rivers and Joined In
one great torrent to overwhelm dwell
ings and .buildings of all kinds.
The levee, almost In the centre of
Dayton, which ordinarily would have
held tbo waters in check, stood the
pressure only for a few minutes. As
the crest of the flood from tho reser
voir reached tho olty tho levee broke
and tho flood wont rushing Into tho
Four hundred children are believed
to bave perished together in one of
tho large schools right la the path of
the flood. It was known that tho chil
dren were in the building just before
the flood broke. Tho building woe
carried away and it Is thought that
none of them escaped.
Life-savors rescued 75 persona from
homes near Denison and Harvard ave
nues. Seventeen wen babies.
Several were killed near Mnrphys
tooro, 111, In a terrific cyclone. Many
others were reported Injured.
At Horrln, 111., one person was killed
and several Injured. The property
lost hero was reported to be heavy.
It will be Impossible for ge.ve.ra!
3,500: WATER STILL RISING
days to get an accurate report of tho
casualties In the flood. Undoubtedly
tho flood is the greatest disastor that
lither Ohio or Indiana has ever en
countered. . !s practically impossible to com
municate with any of the stricken
towns or cities. Nearly all wires aro
down and trains have stopped run
ning. The stories of death and suffer
ing have come from, meagre reports
that managed to get through by tele
graph or telephone before the full
force of tho disaster was felt.
In taking charge of the relief work
Governor Cox, at Columbus, issued an
order directing Brlg.-Gen. John C.
Speaks to call out tho entire National
Guard of the State for duty in tho
Reports of deaths or heavy loss by
flood and storm have been received
from many cities and towns in New
York, Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania,
Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri and Il
linois. In one town in Indiana, Peru,
200 are reported dead. The damage to
property In these States is estimated
at $30,000,000. Of this loss, $20,000,000
was suffered In Indiana. The damage
In Dayton, the city that sufferod
heaviest from the floods, will run up
Cincinnati, Ohio. The greatest
storm and flood In tho history of this
country devastated the Middle West,
from tho Great Lakes to the Gulf,
drowning and killing hundreds upon
hundreds of people.
Cleveland is paralyzed by the flood
that has lnundatod miles of territory,
made hundreds homeless, flooded a
hundred factories, cut off the city from
outside communication, and caused
millions of dollars of property damage.
Scores had narrow escapes from death
m the swelling waters.
Lumber valued at $600)00 was
swept down the river. Eight mtloe of
docks were lnundatod at a damage of
Ncarly every factory and plant in
tho Cuyahoga Valley was flooded.
Twenty thousand men will be out of
work for at least a week.
A cyclone followed by a heavy down
pour wrecked 200 homes in Louisville,
Ky., nnd caused proporty damage esti
mated at $2,000,000. Reports showed
that practically all of the State had
Many companies of militia wero
rushed to the stricken vicinity from
all parts of the State, three of these
companies from Cincinnati. It is
known two soldiers wore drowned
while attempting rescues and at least
half a dozen other persons aro known
to have been drowned. Cincinnati sent
forty small boats, a large number of
policemen and firemen and provisions
to the stricken city by special trains
and tho traction cars. The breaking
of levees of tho Big Miami River was
entirely unexpected, the waters ris
ing at incredible speed from tho pro
longed rainfall. A telegram from the
National Cash Register Company ask
ing for help was forwarded to Colum
bus. Fourteen feet of water was re
ported in tho principal streets of Ham
ilton. A number of lives were lost In Ham
ilton. Cincinnati has not experienced
much troublo from tho high waters.
Tho suburb of Cummlnsvllle Is inun
dated, howover, from Mill Creek and
other streams. In a report received
from Dayton fifteen feet of water was
reported in tho main business streets,
with 80,000 homeless peoplo In the
Tho entire city Is surrounded by
water. Approaching roads are practic
Summary of Flood Damage
Ohio: Miami river valley flooded,
Inundating Dayton, Piqua, Troy, Sid
ney, Carrollton, Miamisburg, Hamil
ton and a dozen smaller towns. Esti
mated dead in Dayton, three thous
and Ave hundred. No definite esti
mate from other flooded cities.
May River Valley: West Liberty
and Springfield flooded, Scioto river
overflowed, inundating part of Co
lumbus and many small cmmunlties.
Delaware, on the Olentangy river,
flooded, 25 reported dead and 400
Lima flooded by Ottawa river.
Zanesvlllo: Muskingum river
Hooding city; .2,000 already home
less; Sixth street bridge swept away.
Indianapolis flooded by White riv
er, 10,000 homes inundated, Immense
Fort Wayne, flooded, all lights
gone, water famino threatened.
Marlon, Ellwood, Droad Ripple,
Lafayette, Rushvllle, Muncle and
Noblevlllo partly under water.
Richmond, twenty bridges torn
down, many persons homeless.
Komomo flooded by Wilcat Creek,
Sholbyvllle, city half flooded.
Terro Haute, Wabash flooding resi
dence section, railroad traffic de
stroyed; -500 homes Inundated.
CORNELIUS C. JADAVIN,
Tho Citizen extends happy and
bright birthday greetings to Hon. C.
C. Jadwin, who on Thursday, March
27, was 78 years old. On May 8 next
Mr. Jadwin will have been in the
drug business in Honesdale 51 years.
In 1SC7 Mr. Jadwin originated the
scheme and raised the subscription
for the publication of the Honesdale
Citizen. Ho was chosen one of the
five managers of this paper and re
mained in charge until It was passed
over to Wilson & Penniman.
IIAWLEY liADIES HOLD ANNUAL
SUPPER IN AVATTS' HALL.
About Thirty-Five Ladies From
Honesdale Were in Attendance
$1 15 Was Cleared.
The ladies of the Hawley Presby
terian church held their annual sup
per in Watts' hall Wednesday even
ing. There was an unusually large
attendance and the affair was a suc
cess In every way. The ladles clear
ed $115 from their supper and from
tho sale of various articles at tho
booths. A large number of Hones
dale peoplo helped swell the attend
ance. Those present from here were,
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Thompson,
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Stone, Mrs. W.
B. .Holmes, Mrs. W. H. Swift, Mrs.
Ward, Mrs. Adam Kraft, Mrs. L.
Fuerth, Mrs. J. A. Bodle, Sr., Mrs. W.
G. Jenkins, Mrs. L. F. Bishop, Mrs.
Emma Taylor, Mrs. F. W. Powell,
Mrs. A. T. Searle, Mrs. Walter M.
Fowler, Mrs. John Krantz, Mrs.
Philip Krantz, Mrs. F. V. Carr, Mrs.
C. M. Betz, Misses Fannie Bennett,
Louise Bishop, Emma Brown, Grace
Brown and Anna Brown, Mrs. H. A.
Oday, Mrs. Coo Durland, Mrs. F. B.
Whitney, Mrs. M. F. Fritz, Mrs.
Tracey Lighthiser, Mrs. Tillou and
daughtef Emma, Mrs. Fred Farn
ham, Frank A. Jenkins.
Among the names sent to the Sen
ate for confirmation by Governor J.
K. Tener, Tuesday, were included:
Nathan R. Buller, Pleasant Mount,
Wayne county, commissioner of fish
eries. E. A. Jones, Scranton, second dep
uty highway commissioner.
Dr. Jacob Helmer, Scranton, mem
ber of State board of veterinary
B. T. Jayne, Alex. T. Connell, T. J.
Jennings and P. A. Ryan, members
of the board of registration commis
sioners of Scranton.
Senator Sterling Catlin, Wilkes
Barre; E. A. Jones, Scranton; John
B. Fassett, Tunkhannock; H. A.
Denny, Montrose; C. H. Dorfllnger,
White Mills, trustees of State Hospi
tal for the Criminal Insane at Far
view. Henry Belln, Jr., Scranton, mem
ber of the State Free Library associa
tion. nENRY IGLER INJURED.
Henry Igler, brother of Mrs.
Charles A. Biebas and Miss Amelia
A. 'Igler, of 711 High street, was in
jured quite badly at the Delaware
and Hudson round house, Green
Ridge, on Tuesday, when a part of
tho wall gave away. An engine
backing onto the track is believed to
have struck the wall, causing it to
bulge. Igler had Just started work
on repairing it when with a loud
crash It gave away. He was stunned
also received several bruises. Ho
was removed to his home. His in
juries are not serious.
Candidly now, wo have outgrown our quarters nnd in order to
caro for our increasing trado wo hnvo inado arrangements to oc
cupy tho Schuerholz building on May 1st. Wo will give our cus
tomers tho same courteous treatment as they received In tho past
and will continue to keep tho standard of our goods high In qual
ity. Perhnps ivo shall do a little better.
Watch for Our Removal Sale
Jeweler and Optician of Honesdale.
MANY ENJOY EASTER MONDAY
ANNUAL AFFAIR OF HOSE COM
PANY NO. 1 WAS A BRIL
Park Street Armory Seldom Has
Larger Crowd Tlinn That AVhich
Attended the Hall Well Arrang
ed Concert nnd Dainty Refresh
ments. The annual ball of Hose Company
No. 1 was held In the Park Street
Armory Monday evening and Judging
by tho size of the crowd it by far sur
passed any previous event by this
worthy organization. A very credit
able and well arranged program was
one of tho features of the evening.
After an overture by Jenkins' Boy
Band, Dr. J. W. Balta, chaplain of
tho fire company, gave an excellent
address. Tho Sailor's chorus was
well rendered by the Central Glee
Club. The rest of the program was
well received by the large audience.
The armory was beautifully decorat
ed for the occasion with flags and
streamers and pennants. Sonner's
orchestra furnished tho music. A
pretty feature of tho decorations was
the lettering, ".Hose Company No. 1"
which was brightly illuminated with
many incandescent lights. This ex
tended to the four sides of the large
The dining room down stairs was
under the charge of the following
ladles: Mrs. Benjamin Loris, chair
man; Mrs. John P. Dunn, Mrs. Robt.
J. Murray, Mrs. Charlotte O'Connell,
and many aides. Tho men who had
charge of tho arrangements for the
Reception: Dr. W. T. McConvill;
advertising, Edward D. Katz, Clar
ence Green, Richard J. Bracey; floor,
decorating and programs, Joseph
Katz, Chris. Beurket, John Wasman,
Charles Markle, Eugene Freeman, J.
L. Beurket; tickets, Emanuel Free
man, 'BenJ. Loris; supper, E. E. Wil
liams, Lawrence C. Weniger; refresh
ments, John Theobald, Paul Fives,
Fred Gelbert, A. W. Abrams; booths,
John RIckort, John Stegner, Louis
Marton; music, Leon Katz; check
room, Eugene Babbitt.
The officers of Hose Company No.
1 are tho following: President, Robt.
J. Murray; vice-president, Emanuel
Freeman; secretary, Leon H. Katz;
treasurer, John G. L. Wasman; chap
lain, Dr. J. W. Balta; foreman, BenJ.
Loris; first assistant, E. E. Williams;
second assistant, Philip R. Murray,
Jr.; foreman of chemical, L. C. Weni
ger; foreman of hose, Joseph Herzog.
I V READINESS FOR TROLLEY.
200 Laborers Engaged to Constrnct
Now Road Between Honesdale
, Vie Wayne County Street Railway
Company has rented of the Farmers
and Mechanics bank the vacant room
in the framo building adjacent to tho
bank for an office. The room has
been newly papered and painted and
placed in first-class condition.
Preparations aro being made for
tho construction of the new proposed
trolley which will bo built this
spring between Honesdale and Haw
ley down the tow path. Two hun
dred laborers have been engaged to
build this part of the road and they
may be. expected hero at any time to
commence work. Tho work will be
rushed through to a completion when
started. Tho trolley road can come
nono too soon for Wayne county.
IIIGn WATER NOTES.
The Dyberry river has overflowed
its banks In many places. The Roe
flats are completely submerged, as
also are lands of George Eck and
Tho water commenced to flow over
tho State road at the fair grounds
Thursday afternoon and at the time
of going to press tho road was a good
slzod river. No damage, however,
is being dono to proporty.
Tho upper part of River street,
opposite Fourteenth street, was cov
ered with water Thursday afternoon.
Owing to tho height of the Dy
berry, tho river having raised be
tween 18 inches and two feet Thurs
day morning, the Crystal Cut Glass
Glass shop was compelled to close
down until tho water recedes.
The water at .Hawley has reached
Its high mark. It is reported to be
the highest there that it has been in
several years. No damage is reported.
LITTLE LAD FALLS
Story of How the Rescue AVns Made
by Three House Painters.
On Monday afternoon about 3
o'clock some children were playing
along the banks of tho Dyberry in
the vicinity of East street extension i
when little Munson McDermott, a'
lad about three years old, fell Into
tho water and, was Immediately car-1
ried away by tho current. Chil
dren who saw tho little tot's mishap
Immediately gave tho alarm which
was heard by three men who wero
painting a building in tho vicinity,
and they dropped their work and
ran to the river. Tho three men
wero Chas. Pethlck, James Cook and
John Peters. Little Munson fell into
the river face down and with his faco
under water he floated several hun
dred feet. AVhen the men reached
the water they saw tho body coming
down tho river quite near the shore.
The three men clasped hands, James
Cook next to tho river, next to him
was Pethlck, with Peters farther up
on the bank. Cook had taken a long
handled fork that fortunately was
near which he held in his disengaged
hand. With that instrument ho
brought the body to shore, but it was
so far out that he had to stand with
one foot in the water in order to do
the trick. The rescuers thought tho
lad was dead, for he was unconscious,
but after working over him for a
time he became conscious, much to
their astonishment. Dr. Powell was
summoned, and the little fellow was
taken to his home. At the time of
tho accident the boy's mother was
away from her homo on some errand
down town, and not until her return
did she learn of how close the death
angel had been hovering over the
McDermott home. The following
morning when he was asked how he
fell in, he said that he lost his cap,
and when ho reached for It that "the
river came up after me."
ST. MARY MAGDALEN'S
SCHOOL GIVES ENTERTAINMENT
The Second Annual Event of the
Graded School Held Tuesday
and AA'edncsday Evenings.
Tho second annual entertainment
by the pupils of St. Mary Magda
len's graded school was given in the
church hall Tuesday evening, March
25. The entertainment was attend
ed by the parents, patrons and
friends of the school. The program
is given here:
Opening Chorus Welcome
The Little Grandmas and Grandpas,
1st and 2nd Grades
Wrap Me in the Dear Old Flag, Boys,
Solo J. Dlx
The Bell in tho Forest .... Operetta
Prince Perclval J. Krelter
Count Ruprecht N. Everllng
Count Leopold J Dix
Alexis Forster R. Schwesingef
Karl Krag F. Kiegler
Bluster G. Wolf
Old Screech .... W. Langendoerfer
Franz Staub L. Hook
Stltchem W. Boollert
Chopem E. Loesch
Waxem C. Meizler
Kneadem E. Herzog
. . E. Steenburgh, E. Nonnemacher
P. Hoffmann, L. Herzog
Lost Among tho Fairies.
Nellio the Disobedient Little Girl
Rose Leaf . '. V. Sonner
Lily Bell L. Smith
Fern Feather F. Dlx
Silver Star G. Sonner
Dovo Wing J. Evorling
Blue Bell O. AVeniger
Fairy Queen O. Quick
H. McKanna, E. Balles
Dio Grosso Moth.
Lustsplel in Einem Akt.
Bauer J. Schields
Bauerin H. Mohr
L. Pult, R. Smith, M. Boellert, H.
Bettelfran . . . ." B. .Hoberthuer
J. Reisch, M. Schwesingor, A. Hof
man. Two Very Similar Twins
Comic Song, 3rd Grade
Tho Main Truck or Leap for Life,
Recitation S. Dix
I. Figures: S. M. S.
St. Mnry Magdalen's School.
Figures (Cross, Heart, Anchor.) H.
Mohr, A. Hanson, A. Boellert, R.
Rlckert, G. Herold, O. Quick, L.
Pult, B. Hoberthuer, H. Smith, H.
Moll, R. Smith, B. Wltzed, P. Moltz
ler, A. Wolf, O. Weniger, S. Kelsch.
Seht wle dio Sonne dort slnket. . .
Good Night, By tho Little Ones.
The program was repeated tho
next evening, and was very well ren
dered and enjoyed by all. It bespoke
much hard work on tho part of the
Sisters who drilled them, as well as
the young people taking part in the
ESTIMATED LOSS 3.5Q0.
Blizzard Struck Dayton Making It
Impossible to Rcs'cuo People
(Special to Tho Citizen.)
DAYTON, Ohio, March 37. A
blinding blizzard struck this city this
morning, making it almost impossible
to fight the largo lire that recently
broke out. Tho estimated number
of loss of life is a,SOO.
Letters remaining uncalled for at
the postoffice week ending March
24: Mrs. T. S. Bartleson, John Shun
non, Mis3 Anna Taylor, Mrs. Luella
Timmons. persons caning ror above
wiu say "Advertised."
AVILL HEAR ARGUMENTS OF AT
TORNEYS LATER IN SALEM
TOAVNSHIP DAMAGE CASES.
The Cases Have Been Pending In
Local Court Slnco 11)11 Oscar
Bunnell, F. H. Crngo nnd C. M.
Betz AVero Arbitrators.
Two cases which have been pend
ing in the courts here since 1911
against Salem township, to recover
damages, were given over for set
tlement before arbitrators Tuesday
of this week. Three cases 'wero put
up for arbitration but they wero
treated at the same hearing.
Arbitrators Oscar Bunnell, Fran
cis H. Crago and C. M. Betz, heard
the evidence in the matters under
dispute Tuesday. From the evidence
of several witnesses it would seem
that on the evening of Novmber 11,
1909, between seven and eight
o'clock, Krelger and his wife wero
driving along tho road leading from
Ledgedale. There is a steep down
grade and not far from that village
there is a hairpin turn in tho road.
It was dark and Krelger thought ho
was at the turn, but Instead ho was
several rods from It. The result was
that he drove directly off tho em
bankment and team, wagon and oc
cupants went down. Kreiger and his
wife were severely injured. The
team also sustained some injuries,
and the wagon was considerably
damaged. The Injuries received by
Mrs. Kreiger, said Dr. H. A. Simons,
when giving his testimony, wero per
manent, and caused her to bo, to a
certain extent, deaf. He also said
that she is still troubled with a kind
of paralysis of the face. Several wit
nesses testified to the condition and
width of tho road at this point. Most
of them said that it was a dangerous
place, especially at night unless the
person driving knew tho road thor
oughly. Supervisors John Williams, David
BIdwoll and Joseph Neville gave
their evidence for the defense, which
was ably conducted by Attorney C.
P. Searle. Attorney M. E. Simons
represented the Kreigers.
The arbitrators will hear the argu
ments of the attorneys and may pos
sibly go to the scene of the accident
before making a decision.
LACKAWANNA A7 ALLEY IN
Miners Being Called but nnd Orders
Given to Shut Down Mills Dam
Broke Near Carbondale.
(Special to The Citizen.)
'Carbondale, March 27. Robin
son's dam, located above here, gave
away this afternoon and as a conse
quence tho water Is filling the cellars
of the people here. Lewis Lake at
Uniondale is in danger .as is also
Lake Hathaway, ten miles . below
Flood warnings will be given In
case these lakes give away. All the
mines have given orders for tho men
to vacate them. The Lackawanna
river is very high.
Central Methodist church, Will H.
Hiller, pastor. Services, Sunday,
March 30, 10:30 a. m.
Anthem, (By Request), "O Day of
Love Eternal" Bartlett
Miss Charlotte Bullock.
Double Quartette, "Far From My
Heavenly Home" Tours
Mrs. Miller, Miss Arnold, Mrs.
Bullock, Mrs. Jenkins, Messrs.
C. J. Dibble, Crossley and Calla
way. Reception of Members.
Sermon. Hymn 489.
7:30 P. M. Service.
Anthem, (By Request), "In the End
of the Sabbath" MCtarune
Quartette, "Abide With Me"
, . woicot
Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Crossley,
Robert Lees, Mr. Rubin.
Reception of Members.
Miss Flossie Bryant.
Sermon "Narrow Escape," .Pastor
Organist, Mrs. Spencer; Cornetist,
Andrew Cowles; Trombonist, W.
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES.
School will open upon Monday,
March 31, following the Easter va
cation. MIbs Mary Menner spent part of
last week in New York; City.
At tho Eagles' Memorial service
in St;. Mary Magdalen's church, Sun
day evening, March 30th, the Easter
music will bo repeated.
The Men's Guild of St. John's
Lutheran church will meet on Thurs
day evening of this week. J. W.
Roeschlau will render a musical pro
gram before and after tho business
A deed was recorded Wednes
day transferring from Nicholas Keil
and wife of South Canaan to Henry
Adolph and wife of Wllkes-Barre,
certain lands in South Canaan town
ship. The consideration given was