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FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1913.
On the banks of Puget Sound half
way between Seattle and Tacoma,
there stands a great artistic log
house. Up In tho cobwobbed atlc un
der the cedar roof, where tho peep
of day Btralns Itself to enter Its il
luminating power, there rests an ancient-long
worn spotted calf skin
trunk. The hair covering shields
from the ravages of timo and mice,
a page of Authology, almost obliter
ated by time and tears; not tears of
sorrow, but tears of unsuppressed
mirth. Twenty forty sixty years
have intervened sinco that document
was folded, with the precious re
licts of boyhood days.
Father, mother, brother and sis
ters are buried beneath the Burfaco
of mother Earth in different parts
of this great Republic, sheltered by
the holly and the laurel of the
South, the beach and the maple of
the East, the fig and the alder of tho
great north-west, and tho sleeping
ivy of the world. The struggle for
existence through tho walks of life,
along the highways of these unsym
pathetic combination of states for
the past sixty years has not caused
neglect or care for these unalloyed
items of youth so sweet to my mem
ory in these last years of life. And
while unfolding them in this hour of
reminiscence, I cannot but picture
and recall the faces and forms; tho
tidy as' well as the scraggy hair, tho
dirty and clean faces of tho pards of
that joyful time in their ragged
pants and sockless shoes. Especial
ly do I remember the glaring an
nouncement so kindly donated by the
boys friend, P. B. Penniman in his
Honesdale Democrat of the mass
meeting to bo held in the campaign
of Pierce and King and Fremont and
It was the timo of our lives when
tho spirit of our Fathers took pos
session of our childish pastimes.
Our long , column of marching
school boys hovered around the cor
ner of Mr. Duane's church towards
the court house, that had been ten
dered through the solicitation of
Tom Jim Ham for our gathering.
John Owens consented to furnish
tho fluid for the lights. A. Whitney,
through the Influence of Horace,
loaned tho speaker-to-be, George
Snyder, a sulky to ride in the pro
cession, pulled by twenty of our
crowd. Banners and flags were dis
tributed. Georgo Knapp's drum
manipulated by Frank Corey and
Ed. Farnham were at the head. We
arrived at the court house, where a
committee consisting of Tom Torrey,
Ike Ward, Frank Penniman and
Graham Watts awaited to conduct
tho speaker to the Judge's chair. The
court house was already filled with
mamas and sisters, as well as some
of Jene Slockbower's followers. All
went well until George mado his bow
to the audience on his arrival pre
paratory to his taking the chair,
while the quartette selected from
Poctor and Todd's academy opened
with a campaign song. But George
spoiled the purport of tho meeting
by getting mad and going home.
Some one of tho gang had filled the
hair cloth chair with crooked pins,
and when George arose so suddenly
and prematurely, that the fellows
that were on started to laugh, which
made George get so red in tho face
that he tore up his manuscript and
bolted out of the door as if he had
1,een sent for by his mama. Any
way it was an extremely fast gait
that blocked tho campaign speech.
No one else of the crowd having
studied up any stunt of that nature,
we would have to resort to any kind
of a speech, even if it did not per
tain to Pierce and King and Fre
mont and Dayton. Now, could wo
find a chap that had the nerve to
face that vast audience of twittering
mamas and misses? Finally Tom
Torrey arose to boost for Charlie
Skinner, or "Skinnie," for short I
believe they called him. Just about
the time Tom tried to be I'Connor
like, throwing out some fierce ora
tory and swinging gestures, Bully Al
len's bull dog mado his appearance
at the open door, and mistaking
Tom's eloquent work as a demon
stration against his presence, delib
erately made a swift jump for the
judge's stand, which made Tom take
a desperate but graceful leap over
the desk In front, landing on Jennie
Booth's new hat. Well, the ex
pression that highly esteemed young
lady made, when she remarked to
Tom that providence was kind to his
hearers in sending that interference,
with further remarks from him. And
that she was willing to suffer the
loss of that now hat for humanity's
sake caused an Impression upon
that vast assemblage that continued
throughout tho magnificent cere
monies to such an extent that the
lines of every ones mouth were hard
strained from being irregularly shap
ed. To be right plain about it, I
never remember of being In an as
sembly so easily provoked to mirth
as upon that special occasion.
Tho call for Charllo seemed to
please the audience immensely for
he was actually the John Burko of
our crowd. Many of us down deep
in our minds imagined that Charlie
would some day bo President. Tho
gestures that boy could make and
the grlmances of his face when
speaking would cause any cow to
kick a bucket over at an evening's
To bo short, It was a real fact; his
equal was never known in the dis
trict school on a Friday afternoon,
when every fellow had to say some
thing, Little did we think, though,
when tendering him tho honor of
speaker on that particular occasion
that he would so far forgot himself
and our pride in tho magnitude of
our preparations to deliberately
cause the whole thing to collapse to
our discredit and shame before that
concourse of people, by starting out
with, "Tho boy stood on the burning
deck"; that was enough. That boy
was never choson for anything any
more. Even when Lucy Sherwood
gave a picnic in tho Henwood woods
the next summer, not a girl in tho
circle "opened tho ring and chose
him in." No one seemed to be dis
turbed much ovor tho failure, ex
cept a blockhead from Seolyvlllo, I
could remember and call his namo,
but perhaps it would be best not to,
as he might possibly bo alive. Wo
know very well without being In
formed by him from tho country and
his taunts of tho ridiculousness of
the affair. I took a long, lingering
look at that follow. A particular ex
pression of his eye and mouth seem
ed to cnthuBe me for a man.
Although I was not born In Bat
tle Creek, Michigan, yet there was a
reason, I never met him afterwards.
These may not be the exact words
and fellows of that particular time,
but it is the exact incident, not so
profusely colored as some might
present it; and we hope that we have
done no one an Injury if tho per
sonnel is not correct and comploto.
SOMETHING LIKE SOCRATES.
Prof. Bullock Gives a Clnss of High
School Boys n Prncticnl Lesson
ONESDALE High school boys
are highly favored. They
have opportunity 'for get
ting knowledge far and
away ahead of tho boys of
a generation or so ago. Among oth
er good things that Prof. H. A. Oday
1s handing out to his boys along tho
lino of practical instruction is that
of how to grow fine fruit. Inasmuch
as Wayne county is destined even
tually to be rich in its growth of ap
ples, every crumb of knowledge her
boys can gather on the best meth
ods of their production is of great
Prof. Oday lives the first houso
beyond Homer Greene's residence,
away up Main street five or six
blocks above the "Dyberry forks."
On tho Professor's side hill lot is an
orchard of apple trees, and this or
chard was chosen as an experimen
tal orchard for the benefit of the sen
ior class of High school boys. If
High school girls want to take in
terest in tent caterpillars, leaf blis
ter, mites and other m!teology, there
is nothing "nominated in tho bond"
to prevent them from so doing.
Prof. Oday's orchard was chosen
not because it was Prof. Oday's, but
because it was the nearest real or
chard to the Central school building.
Indeed Prof. Bullock, who has be
come the High school boys' Socrates
along horticultural lines, says tho or
chard is not desirable for demonstra
tion purposes as the trees are too old
and too high.
It was a fearfully hot afternoon
on Thursday last when a baker's doz
en of High school boys gathered on
tho hill along with Prof. Bullock to
take a lesson in spraying. Dark
thunder heads loomed ominously in
tho western sky, and from the clouds
came the sound of rumbling thunder,
muffled by distance and the stiffllng
air. A Citizen boy met along with
tho others to see how the lesson was
given, and incidentally to learn a
thing or so for his own personal
benefit. Tho boys enjoyed the out
ing right up to the limit. They
gave marked attention to how the
lime mixture was compounded.
They watched the testing of the sol
ution by means of a hydrometer, Mr.
Bullock explaining that the one he
was using is the best obtainable. It
is tho hydrometer that is sent out by
tho Carbondale Instrument Company.
They helped work tho pump that op
erates the agitator in the bottom of
the spraying barrel, and then, after
being shown how to do tho trick one
of tho boys, Dan Dudley, was allow
ed to handle the long reed nozzle and
do the spraying act himself.
Tho spray was mainly to check
tho leaf blister mito. which has be
come a menace. Three years ago this
pest was almost unknown In Wayne
county. Last season it was not so
pestuerousiy mean in us ravages
as was anticipated, owing to the se
verity of tho previous winter. The
mites are delicate little things and
do not thrive in cold weather. They
are advised to go south for their
health. Tho mild winter wo are just
seeing the last of will bo conducive
to their business, and Prof. Bullock
says they will be plentiful this vear.
They are very partial to Baldwin ap
ple trees, that tree being their es
pecial favorite. They attack the
leaves wnich curl up, die and dron
off, the ground frequently being
covered wun sucn leaves early in
The writer is a firm believer in
tho Socratlc method of teaching, and
is sure that Prof. Oday and Prof.
uuuock are dome snlendlrl work
with the High school boys of Hones-
A CARD TO CITIZENS.
Do not confound tho North of Bay
Counties Exhibit Cars with any other
exhibit cars that have ever visited
Wo are not selling land, neither are
we advertising for railroads.
Wo are sent out by the twelve
boards of trade, made up of tho busi
ness men and ranchmen to promote
Immigration to our particular section
of California, and show the products
which wo raise without irrigation.
We are hero to show you what is
being done dally in the land of sun
shine, fruits and flowers, where the
harvest starts on New Year's day and
ends on New Year's eve.
Tho Inducements wo offer in our,
part of California in climate, soil and
opportunities are unsurpassed in any
other section of the west.
Our expenses are heavy. We pay
for everything as we go, and we find
it necessary to make a small admis
sion charge, as do all world's fairs, to
help defray expenses.
The two cars are filled with a grand
array of fruits and vegetables, curios
and relics from all over tho world,
Including the largest shark ever cap
tured, all going to make up what
might be termed a little -world's fair
on wheels, and the most Instructive
exhibit that has over paid your city
NORTH OF BAY COUNTIES AHSN
The exhibit Car will nrrlvo in
Honcsdnle Sunday evening, May 4,
and will exhibit at Union station on
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,
May 5, 0 and 7, from 8:30 n. in. to
0:30 p 111. Admission, adults 25c,
children under 15 years, 15 cento.
Damascus, April 30,
Georgo C. Abraham, who went to
North Carolina last fall to locate per
manently, is here now for a short
timo looking after some of his un
settled business matters. He in
tends to 'go into the peach business
at his southern home.
Fred S. Olver, who has been In tho
employment of tho Deposit Milling
Co., Deposit, N. Y., for several
years as miller, is visiting friends
on his native heath. Frank Mapes,
of Chicago, is also shaking hands
horo with his old-time friends.
Mrs. Clarence Fortnam has been
spending a few days in New York
Sid. A. Brush has Just come Into
possession of ft letter that was writ
ten by his grandfather, Oliver B.
Brush, In 1834. Tho letter was writ
ten at Akron, Erie county, N. Y., and
addressed to the late Colonel James
C. Curtis, then of Boston, later of
Callicoon, N. Y. It Is a letter of re
ply. It looks as though a quill pen
had been used. It is in a very legi
ble hand with the ink well preserved.
A curious feature is the use of tho
old-fashioned long s's. This relic
was presented to Mr. Brush by C.
Curtis, son of the addressed. Tho
letter was written upon a sheet of
paper about eight inches wide. Each
side of the sheet was folded in about
an inch and a half, then folded
lengthwise twice and fastened with
a drop of red sealing wax. There
was no postage stamp affixed. Oli
ver B. Brush was at one time high
sheriff of Wayne county.
John T. Walker recently disposed
of his largo farm to his son-in-law,
Fred Stalker. Mr. Walker took up
this tract of 100 acres in its fallow
condition. With many years of hard
labor he converted it into a tillable
and productive farm. But he be
came afflicted with an ailment that
unfits him for further strenuous la
bor and he let the farm go. He pur
chased a small farm of 20 acres near
his former scenes where he expects
to rest in his declining years.
Miss Flo Brush is spending a few
days with her sister, Mrs. Will Bolk
com, of Port Jervis, N. Y.
Mrs. Sophia Tyler, relict of the
late Walter James Bush, died at her
homo here on the 24 th inst. The
funeral was held at the late home on
Sunday last, Revs. Minch and Dib
ble officiating. She leaves two sons
and two daughters. Tho pall-bearers
were her two sons and two sons-in-law.
Mrs. Bush was a highly re
spected woman in tho community,
and a consistent Christian worker,
having joined the class membership
of the Baptist church under tho pas
torate of tho lato Abijah M. Calkin.
She was never the last to extend the
hand of charity in all things.
An eighteen-year-old daughter of
Mrs. Addle Burcher was burled on
Monday afternoon. The remains
were sent from Rittersville.
Birt Bush says that on what was
formerly his father's farm are now
growing white trees over a foot In
diameter where he cradled rye in Tils
younger days. Mr. Bush is a man
upward of sixty years.
It really seems that the present
is too far advanced for the date, es
pecially with fruit trees. Homo oats
have been sown and L. K, Sutllff
says he has some sweet corn planted.
Wo saw some pears the other day
that were nearly two inches high.
The present spring very much re
sembles that of 1874. In that year
wo planted an aero and a half of
corn on the 26th of April. It had a
bad attack of yollow fever when it
appeared on tho surface and did not
really recover from It till the season
was well advanced. It was ripe for
cutting soon after the middle of Au
gust. It was the early white flint
variety. On the morning of Septem
ber 4 th that year there came a frost
that put all verdant vegetation out
of commission. So we did not lose
much on the early planting after all.
In this latitude along about the 20th
of May is soon enough and late
enough to plant corn, either for
grain or for ensilage. But there is
always an exception to every rule.
John M. Pollock, who nas been
afflicted for several years with rheu
matism, is now unablo to help him
self wo aro told. His two daughters
recently married and left him and he
has been obliged to call in assist
ance, D. W. Berry and wife. Mr.
Pollock's wife died several years
Twenty-eight years ago yesterday
wo sowed a piece of oats. It was a
very warm day. About four o'clock
in the afternoon a thunder storm be
gan to gather in the west and at six
it broke upon us with a fury. Tho
next morning there were four inches
of snow on tho ground, snow still
falling and tho wind howling. There
is always a seed timo and a harvest.
West Preston, April 30.
Mrs. Polly Wall, of the East Side,
was the guest of Mrs. Delia Wall on
G. W. Ogden and wlfo spent Tues
day evening with Mr. and Mrs. F. W.
Mabel Buchanan is assisting Mrs.
G. M. Wallace with house cleaning
Wlnton Carey, of Carbondale, was
the guest of his daughter, Mrs. Chas.
Hubbard. April 20th.
Zara Leo is plowing this week for
John Barton near Thompson.
Myron Miller, of Thompson, was
seeking speckled beauties along our
Mrs. Sue Carpenter and family
spent Saturday with Mrs. Delia Wall.
Ward 'Hines, of Orson, was
through this vicinity Tuesday on
C. D. Corey recently had a growth
removed from his kneo by Dr. E. W.
Downton of Starrucca.
Mrs. John Stevens and children at
tended a birthday party at Poyntelle
nuiuruay or last week. ,
South Canaan. Anrll 30.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Piatt, a son, April 16th.
Mr. and Mrs. John Hobbs and
daughtor, Dorothy, spent Sunday at
Raymond Rolllson is employed by
Clease Brothers In tho saw mill.
The M. E. church will hold their
Ladies' Aid at the parsonage.
Cloase Brothers are running their
mill full force now.
Claude Rolllson is employed by
Farmors havo begun to plant their
Lola Shaffer Is spending two
weeks at Wm. Batten's.
Mr. Farley has moved in the house
owned by John McLane until ho can
complete his house.
SOCIETY WOMEN'S HAIR.
A Slmplo Trcntment That Will Mnho
It Truly IVnscinating. Pell, tho
Druggist, Guarantees It.
Nowadays every up-to-date woman
has radiant hair.
What a foolish creature a woman
would bo If she lost the opportunity
to add to her attractions.
Yet In America to-day there aro
hundreds of thousands of women
with harsh, faded characterless nair
who do not make any attempt to Im
In Paris most women have beauti
ful hair, and in America all women
who use Parisian Sage have lustrous
and luxuriant hair.
And any woman reader of Tho
Citizen can have attractive and lustr
ous hair in a fow day's time by using
this great hair rejuvenator, Parisian
Peil, the druggist, sells a large
bottle for 50 cents and guarantees
it to banish dandruff, stop falling
hair and itching scalp in two weeks
or money back.
Parisian Sage is an ideal hair
tonic, not sticky or greasy. Sold by
druggists in every town in America.
May 2 & 9.
OF THE DEEP SEA
The Lucky or Unlucky Sea Bean,
Wiiitii is it?
Many newspapers have published
stories pro and con of this mysteri
ous product of tho deep. How one
Sea Bean saved a sailor who was
thrown in the midst of a band of can
nibals. The Butler Times of March 21 tells
of how Jim Tuner, a well driller,
had been playing In hard luck for
six months, losing his tools and strik
ing dusty holes, paid the California
cars a visit and received a Sea Bean
as a souvenir, and 10 days later
struck a gusher.
The Geneseo Times of March 16
declares that a Sea Bean saved
Harry Easton from serious Injure,
in that he fell from his barn loft and
landed on the ground "right side up
A maiden lady stenographer of a
few summers and several winters re
ceived a Sea Bean and 30 days later
married her employer. This happened
In Ohio, but now comes one from In
diana: Two sisters, both single and
Just old enough to bo termed old
maids. The younger of the two had
captured a man. They both received
a Sea Bean, and the elder started on
a man hunt, and finally eloped with
her younger sister's beau. Within
two weeks he was arrested on the
charge of bigamy. Whom did this
Bean bring luck to?
The editor of The Elkland Journal
read so much of tho Sea Bean that
he asked for ono. He started for his
office and on the street he met a
man and an argument arose over
lome trivial matter. He returned to
tho manager of the cars saying,
"This Bean Is unlucky. I Just had
an argument with a man most twice
my size." "Did he hit you?" inquired
the manager. The editor replied, "No,
but almost." "Keep your Bean, Mr.
Editor," replied the manager; "YOU
ARE INDEED LUCKY." And the ed
itor ambled off In search of another
LUCKY OR UNLUCKY, duo to pub
licity they have received, they are
going very fast, and the manager is
at a loss to know whether they are
lucky for him, as the demand for
them has Increased so much tho sup
ply Is limited; but he will, as long
as they last, continue to glvo them
out as souvenirs to all attending. No
doubt many beautiful Sea Bean
charms, hatpins and cuff links will
shortly be seen here, as the Beans
aro not only lucky, but are also beau
tiful when polished.
Will Exhibit at nonesdalo May 5,
O and 7, 8:30 a. in. to 0:30 p. in.
Admission, adults 25c; children, un
der 15 years, 15 cents.
Car will stop at Union Station.
would like to see you If I
t you are In the market
I JEWELRY, SILVER-
t WARE, WATCHES,!
AND NOVELTIES f
I "Guaranteed articles only sold."
t 4 Hi t it
A Fow Honest Pointers
In Regard to Paint.
When you go into a storo and ask
for paint don't be misled if the pro
prietor or the clork begins to sell you
paint by weight. Don't bo fooled be
cause the greatest weight does not
always mean tho greatest value, lor
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 tils white
paint. Then again there Is a way of
making a gallon of paint weigh
heavy without much cost, ,but wo
hope 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 ?160 per ton, but tho
Barytes has very little if any cover
ing capacity, although It Is heavy and
very white. Theso aro only a few
facts that everybody should know. If
you want an absolutely guaranteed
paint a paint that one gallon will
cover 300 square feet, two coats
and a paint that will bo cheap in the
long run, you will suroly mako no
mistake If you buy DEVOE. Erk
Bros, aro agents at Honesdale, Pa.
RPHANS' COURT SALE.
By virtue of an. order of the Or
phans' Court of Wayne County, Pa.,
the undersigned Administrator of O.
B. Megargel, late of the Township
of Sterling, deceased, will sell at
public outcry at the residence of the
late O. B. Megargel In Sterling town
ship, on Tuesday, May 20th, 1913,
at 2 o'clock p. m., tho following de
scribed real estate:
All that certain tract or piece of
land situated In tho Township of
Sterling, County of Wayne and Stato
of Pennsylvania, bounded and de
scribed as follows, viz: Beginning at
a stake in the middlo of tho public
road known as tho Belmont & Eas
ton Turnpike at a corner of Charles
Cliff's land; thence along said road
north eighteen degrees west thirty
four and one-half rods to a pile of
pal and accrued income
DO YOUR BANKING AT THE
and you will receive all the favors
consistent with this hank's reputation
of doing business.
M. E. SIMONS, PRES'T. G. fl. EMERY, CflSH'R.
Banking House, Corner Main and Tenth Streets.
THE DELAWARE AND
Saturday, August 2, 1913
Arrange Your Vacation Accordingly.
stones' at the Butternut creek;
thence along the south sldo of said
creek the following courses and dis
tances, viz: South eighty-five and
ono-half degrees west twenty-sovon
and one-half rods, south thirty-seven
degrees west eight rods, north sixty
threo degrees west eighteen rods
south eighty-ono degrees west eleven
rods, west ten rods, south eighty-one
degrees west twenty-six rods, north
fifty-five and one-half degrees west
twenty-two and one-half rods, south
fifty-threo degrees west fourteen
and one-half rods, north fifty-nine
degrees, west twenty-five rods south
sixty-one and one-half degrees west
nine and ono-half rods, north fifty
five and one- half degrees west four
teen rods and north seventy-one de
grees west oleven rods to a hemlock
at side of said creek; thence by lands
formerly of V. Stevens Frazer and
Carr south fifty-eight and one-half
degrees west sixteen and one-half
rods to stones corner of Cliff's land;
thence along said land north fifty
two degrees east eighty-two and one
half rods to place of beginning.
Containing forty-seven acres and
forty-nine perchos, with six per cent,
allowance for roads. Excepting and
reserving therefrom two acres and
seven and ono-half perches which ,
Maborry Megargel and wifo by deed
dated Feb. 15, 1850, and recorded in
Wayne County Deed Book No. 18,
page 106, granted and conveyed to
Abram S. Howo. Also excepting
and reserving tho right and privilege
reserved in tho deed of conveyance
of the above described lands from
Thos. Calvert to Maberry Megargel,
recorded In Wayne County Deed
Book No. 21, page 577.
Upon said premises is a frame
dwelling house, barn and other out
buildings. Part of said land being
improved. Terms of Sale Cash.
H. R. MEGARGEL,
M. E. Simons, Attorney.
Advertising Brings Customers
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Advertising Is the Way to Success
Advertise Regularly In This Paper
of the estates of your minor chil
dren. It has the very best facilities
for the profitable and wise invest
ment and re investment of the princi
-The Scranton Trust Co.
510 Spruco Street.