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THE CITIZEN, FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 1913.
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" The Strongest Man is Weak Without the Help of His
Neighbor" and "The Man Who Lives for Himself
Alone Lives for the Meanest Man in Honesdale "
Father John O'Toole of St. John's Roman Catholic
When asked by one of the editors of The Citizen for his ex
pression on booming and boosting Honesdale for this journal's
boom edition, Father J. O'Toole, priest of St. John's Roman
Catholic church, who, although here a little over a year, is a live
wire, gave us the following interesting interview:
"Sixteen months' residence here is too brief a period to
warrant my saying very much of the history of our beautiful
and health-giving Honesdale; but your readers will pardon me
if I quote the following from the New York Tribune of years
ago: 'Philip Hone was the first president of the Delaware &
Hudson Canal Company. The beautiful village that sprung
from the woods at the head of the canal in Wayne county, Pa.,
near the coal mines, was called Honesdale in his honor. In the
summer of 1844, Philip Hone, John Jacob Astor and other
eminent gentlemen interested in the canal, invited Washington
Irving to join them on a trip to Honesdale.'
WAYNE COUNTY HOTEL,
Where Washington Irving, Philip Hone and Other Distinguish
ed Guests Stopped.
"Honesdale is situated between high hills, on a plain
through which two romantic mountain streams How, uniting in
the village and forming the Lackawaxen River. There are two
wide basins where the streams unite, and the water is formed
into two most picturesque lakes. From the Eastern shore of
one of these, Lake Dvberry, a solid ledge of serried and moss-
grown slate rock rises almost sheer to the height of nearly 400
feet. The village itself is 1,200 feet above the sea level. This
beautiful blending o frock, lake and stream elicited many ex
pressions of delight from Washington Irving, and he insisted on
scaling the rocky height in order to study the surrounding scen
ery. 1 he entire company climbed to the summit by a circuit
ous course. The delight of Irving was so great when he reach
ed the summit from which the country for nearly 100 miles
around is spread beneath the eye that Philip Hone insisted
that the ledge be known as Irving Cliff, and that Washington
Irving christen it as such. This he did by breaking a bottle of
champagne on the rock. On the summit of this historical cliff
a large summer hotel (since destroyed by fire) had been built in
commemoration of the visit of Washington Irving, and in honor
of the great author it had been named 1 he Irving Cliff.
"May some enterprising man or men some day soon erect
another hotel on the ruins of the historic "Irving Cliff," is my
fervent hope and prayer.
Continuing Father O'Toole said: "God made the world
man made the town, and what a beautiful town man has made
here ! Honesdale is one of the healthiest and wealthiest and
handsomest villages on the map of Northern Pennsylvania
Every man should be proud of his home town, and should so
live that his town would be justly proud of him. He should not
live the Dr. Jekyll-Mr. Hyde life that sooner or latter brings its
"For the successful uplifting of any man, we must first con
vince him that he can uplift himself. Help one another should
be our battle cry 111 making Honesdale a Greater Honesdale
No man was created for himself.
PROFIT IN SUMMER BOARDERS.
There is good money in taking summer boarders. Wayne
county is especially adapted to taking city guests, owing to its
natural resources. One, and it might be termed the chief at
traction for the summer visitor, is the lake. It is here that the
guests enjoy themselves bathing in its waters, boating, gather
ing lilies and fishing. The farm land that has a lake or pond
upon it can be enhanced in value many times. The natural
scenery cannot be surpassed.
The outlay preparatory to taking guests is not great. The
improvements can be made at different seasons. With the pro
ceeds or profits of the first or second year additional sleeping
room can be made by building on to your present home. An
other year the house could be painted and the approach to your
home possibly made more attractive. If you have a lake on
your premises a section of the underbrush could be cut along
one side of it, making a lover's lane. Boards could be nailed
on cleats between trees for seats and a swing or two might be
hung beneath a spreading tree nearby, making the surroundings
When summer guests come they come for a rest. Ham
mocks near the house, if possible in sight of the lake, would
make an ideal place to rest. Take your boarders for a ride to
Honesdale and let them shop ; also during evenings. Not neces
sarily to Honesdale every night. Allow them to think that you
appreciate them and would like them to return next season. If
you do this they will return and by being kind and thoughtful to
them they will influence other friends and the chain will grow.
It is not necessary to always have the table laden with meat.
The city guest has probably been recommended to your place by
fresh eggs, milk, butter, vegetables, berries, fruit, etc., that you
furnish. On the other hand, don't stint your table. Ice cream
served once, twice or oftener during the week is always relish
ed. You can get from $8 to $11 per week for room and board.
This insures you a good class of people. Should your board be
less it will have a tendency to cheapen your place.
Give your farm a name. Place it upon a neatly painted
board (black and white would be appropriate) and suspend
irom an archway or over the door of your home.
The different railroads operating in Wayne county publish
summer boarder books; also the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Brook
lyn, N. Y. You can have your name, nearest postoffice, price
of board asked and any other data published free in them. Out
side, of this, before becoming established, you want to call on
or write to The Citizen and get prices upon stationery and
booklets which the Citizen Publishing Company, Honesdale.
makes a specialty of printing.
If you are not taking guests, start this season. You will
never regret it.
A HONESDALE VISTA IjOOKING WEST ON PARK STREET.
roputation of Honesdale as a center
for the output of high grade goods.
The output of the factory aggregates
about 200,000 pairs annually and
about 150 men and women find em
ployment there. The company has
always been ono of the most valuable
of Honesdale industries. Adv.
EVEN CURES ULCERS.
Reninrknblo Results from Skin Rem
edy Tlint Costs Almost Notliing.
No matter how bad a sore or ulcer
afflicts you, It is believed that Ho
kara, the pure skin healer, will cure
It, but if it doesn't cure, the pur
chase price will bo refunded.
Pell, the druggist, the locall agent
for 'Hokara, who has sold hundreds'
of packages, says he has to And any
form of wound or disease affecting
the skin that Hokara does not heal,
and its relief comes so quickly that
those who try it are simply delighted
Pimples, eczema, blackheads, acne,
barber's itch, and all skin troubles
are quickly relieved by applying this
simple skin healer and tissue build
er. It contains no grease or acids,
and is cleanly to use.
Pell's drug store is selling a large
package of Hokara for 2Gc.
-Tho Citizen has tho news.
. . BOOflLETS . ' .
Prosperity is in the skin of every
resident of Honesdale. It beams out
upon the countenance and all are ap
parently happy over existing pros
It is in the heart of every citizen
to see Honesdale grow and expand.
When such a feeling is found in the
human heart great possibilities will
loom up in the near future.
It is ,not my business nor your
business but tho business of overy
one within the confines of our beauti
ful town to join in one mighty chorus
that will go ringing around tho
world telling of the beauties and ad
vantages of industrial Honesdale.
With climate the most healthful,
In tho center of a rich agricultural
district, with every facility for trade
and manufacturing, Honesdale offers
inducements for settlements and in
vestments which cannot fail to at
tract the attenion of capitalists. In
short, if you are in search of health,
pleasure or profit, come to Honesdale!
PURIiAND-WESTON SHOE CO.
It would almost be impossible to
speak of Honesdale's manufacturing
resources without devoting a little
special attention to Durland-Weston
Shoe Company which has been in suc
cessful operation in the borough for
over forty years. Its splendidly
equipped brick factory at the cornor
of Main and Tenth streets gives evi
dence of the growth and prosperity
of the concern. The name, "Hones
dale Shoes," stamped on each pair
that leaves the factory not only as
sures tho buyer that the very best
material and workmanship goes into
each pair, but it serves to extend the
lympTWiy, Friday& Saturday
Li nib AranB 24, 25 & 26
Matinee, Saturday 2:30. Evenings, 7 to 10
JOE ECKIj'S PRESENTS
5 Rig All Star Vaudeville Acts 4 Reels of the Latest Photo Plays.
PAUL FREDERIC mid VENITA MLLE.
Marvelous Gymnastic Equilibrists.
MR. BOH DALE, '
Comedy Musical Comedian.
" SHEFTELL & MITCnELL,
Comedy Colored Entertainers, Singers and Dnncers.
America's Greatest Comedy Vcntroloqulst.
EXTRA ADDED ATTRACTION.
NAN & BARE EVANS,
Featuring Rnbo Evans, Lnto of Riograph, Knlcin, Imp. and Cnine
The Abovo With FmirRccls of tho Latest Photo Plays.
DON'T MISS THIS BIG CLASSY SHOW.
PRICES Evenings Clilldren, 15 Cents; Adults, 25 cents.
MATINEE Saturday, 2:30 P. M. 10 and 15 cents.
"The strongest man is weak without the help of his neigh
bor. To live in Honesdale, as God intends every man here to
live, is to be an active force in the destiny of the town, and
whether one be a great or an humble factor in what his time ac
complishes, a factor he must be to fulfill the purpose of his crea
tion. He only truly lives whose life means something accom
plished, and something in course of accomplishment.
"The best reward of any effort is the feeling that the work
we have done is in some measure understood, and in some
measure appreciated by at least a few of our fellow-townsmen.
The man in thte town who lives for himself alone, lives for the
meanest man in Honesdale.
A Few Honest Pointers
In Regard to Paint.
When you go into a store and ask
for paint don't be misled if tho pro
prietor or tho clerk begins to sell you
paint by weight. Don't be fooled be
cause the greatest weight does not
always mean the greatest value, for
instance, green and dark colored
paint do not carry as much white
lead, as white and light colored
paints, therefore, if your dealer
weighs up a gallon of his competi
tor's paint, say green or some dark
colored paint, surely it will not weigh
as much as a gallon of his white
paint. Then again there is a way of
making a gallon of paint weigh
heavy without much cost, hut wo
hopo no dealer in Honesdale sells
this kind; a paint that is adulterated
with Barytes, which costs about ?20
per ton while pure white lead is
worth about ?1G0 per ton, but the
Barytes has very little if any cover
ing capacity, although it is heavy and
very white. These aro only a few
facts that everybody should know. If
you want an absolutely guaranteed
paint a paint that ono gallon will
cover 300 square feet, two coats
and a paint that will bo cheap In tho
long run, you will surely make- no
mistake if you buy DEVOE. Erk
liros. are agents at Honesdale, Pa.
C. M. BETZ,
Hnrness, Trunks, Bags, Etc.
For tho past 30 years tho name of
Betz has been familiar to the people
of Honesdale and the surrounding
country as the leading manufacturer
and dealer of horse goods in this sec
tion of tho State. Mr. Betz, in 1879,
bought a small harness business here
and has since by conscientious and
honorable dealing, enterprise and
good business ability, developed from
practically nothing what is to-day
one of the largest, best equipped and
heaviest stocked concern of the kind
in Northeastern Pennsylvania. This
embraces harness of every descrip
tion, blankets, robes, harness-dressings,
and In fact everything for tho
carriage, horse or stable, as well as
trunks, satchols, suit cases and leath
er goods of all kinds. A specialty is
made of manufacturing fine harness
to order, and repairing, the very best
oi leather, trimmings and workman
ship entering into all work entrusted
to the house. A largo wholesale as
wen as retail business is transacted
He has always taken an active Inter
est in progressive measures and has
served as Councilman and County
Treasurer, being classed among the
progressiva element dominating the
business life In HoneBdale. Adv.
Tills is BREGSTEIN, tho man who
sells FITFORM Clothing to Wayne
In FITFORM clothes you have the
greatest combination of style, quality and
value that any maker anywhere has to his
credit. It's a credit to this great store
to handle clothes so perfect in every
detail; it's because of the superiority and
supremacy of clothes that we urge every
person who wants the best to come and
$10, $15, $18, $20 & $25.
I Young Men! Here are
f stylish clothes, smart pat
's terns, perfect fit, best value.
Bregstein Bros. Clothiers,
825 MAIN STREET,
HONESDALE, PA. B