The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, June 03, 1913, Page PAGE TWO, Image 2

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Memorial Day in Honesdale
(Coutlnucd From Piiro One).
Attorney Gnrrntt's Address.
Attorney Garratt, In memory to
tho unknown dead, said in part:
We are drawing to the close of the
first half century after the great
Civil War. Nearly fifty years have
passed since the battle of Gettys
burg on whoso field He thousands of
unknown dead. After every great
battle there always remains on the
field hundreds, yes, tnousanas,
whose remains, torn, mangled and
fragmentary cannot be Identified.
Whatever can be found Is gathered
up, thrown Into trenches by the sur
vivors, and too often so slightly cov
ered with ground that a few rains
removo the covering and expose tho
flesh and bones to tho action of tho
elements, and to the gazo of human
No tablet, no monument, ever can
bo erected which will show In what
spot or place the mortal remains
of such a soldier reposes. No sis
ter, brother, wife or mother can
ever Identify the place whore their
loved ones sleep and there plant a
flower in momory of him so dear to
As individuals, the resting place
of thousands of the world's bravest
men are unknown and never can be
known, but we honor them, respect
them and appreciate wnat tuey navo
done. No truer saying was ever
writ than this: "By their deeds ye
shall know them."
To-dav we are encaged In a sol
emn dutv. We have come to com
memorate not only their heroic
death, but their lives and their
So creat was tho sacrifice, and so
manv were the lives that were lost,
that If we plucked every flower that
Is crow nc to-day in this fair land,
and deposited them upon the graves
of our brave soldiers, tho tribute
would not be big enough. The debt
of gratitude never has and never
can be paid.
While we honor those who passed
away in the heat of battle lot us not
forget those who, as if by some
miracle, survived. They wero just
as brave, just as loyal, just as eager,
and a few of them are here with us
Every last man of thoso with us
who wears tho blue has been upon
his country's alter, ready as a human
sacrifice for tho cause for which
they stood, never flinching, never
shirking, ever ready to bear their
country's burdens.
Let us work together to promote
the work for which they so nobly
wrought. Let us take from their
example a lesson of usefulness, "and
resolve that come what will we too
will stand by our country.
decided in accordance with the de
cree of an all wise Providence at
Antlotam, Vlcksburg, Appomattox
and Gettysburg.
Where tho Federal General, Mer
rltt, and the Confederate General,
Wheeler, stood side by side and
shoulder to shoulder under tho
beautiful banner of tho free. Tho
declaration of war in 1898 was a
trumpet call to duty. It unified this
country as no other agency could
have dono. Instantly a million of
men wero ready to respond to the
cries and they came from every city,
from every town, from every viuage,
I . ' 1 1 . 1 .. 1, l-,.n,l tnn.l
i t., Trtlll! BVHry IlUUllUl. Ill m u ut.ii iuuu
wo'caTotee close to Ts wo "cannot For the flrst "me In gt,
see all of a .mountain while we are there , 0 No. South, o
SErnv'ml separate "us from try. With a single emblem and a sin-
It. Then it towers up and dominates
all tho plain. Those who lived in
and through the war could feel it,
but could not see the slzo of It as wo
looking back are ablo to. Wo can
now look through the perspective of
history and realize what It moans
that out of the four millions of men
clo destiny. Thus fortified we pro
ceeded from victory to victory. It
was our supremo privilege to again
banish European tyranny rrom tne
Occidental hemisphere. I do not
wish to violate the proprieties of
this occasion, but I havo tho pro
found conviction that thero is no
who went out only three-quarters of Pce lr 'the territory of this wes era
a million camo DacK. XMot oniy do-
cause of its size but because of its
kind it was a great war. A war be
tween brother and brother. Men
who had lived together played to
gether and studied together went
continent for any but American insti
tutions; there is no room in tho at
mosphere of this western world for
any but the American flag.
Our past is magnificent what of
the future. Today we are tho most
out to fight each other. Thoso who Important people on eartn, today wo
had marched side by side at West are the most progressive, today we
Pn n . each other over the muz- are tne most powenui. iiiu umieu
zles of guns and the glancing of
steel bayonet. There is no war in
history that takes in tho slzo of this
war when wo measure tho chasm it
opened up in human hearts,
No imagination, however vigorous,
can picture the tragedy of that war,
Think of the terrible loss of life, the
tremendous destruction of treasure,
of the firesides ruined, of the hearth
stones desolated, of the families beg
gared tho national wretchedness and
misery, of tho individual suffering
and sacrifice and death. Think of
the faithful husband as he renoun
ces the sweet and tender associations
of home, the devoted wife, the chor
ished children, and then think of him
on the bloody field of battle slowly
dying of a mortal wound and all
for principal, all for liberty, all to
preserve a united government of in
destructible states one and indlssolu-
States of America is tho best govern
ment organized by man. No other
nation so nearly approaches absolute
equality, no other Republic ever sur
vived half so long without a success
ful revolution, and every additional
star wo imprint upon our banner is a
perpetual evidence that we are re
solved to advance throughout all
What great Questions may arise in
the future to divide great parties,
sever friendships and threaten the
very foundations of tho Republic wo
cannot know. The thinking conse
crated bayonet was needed to decide
the questions of tho Civil war but tne
thinking consecrated ballot shall sut-
flee to decide all questions that may
perplex us In tho future.
For when we think how the whole
nation led by Abraham Lincoln went
down Into the valley of the snaaow
ble, then and forever. Think of the of death and tho agony 01 spirit, tnro
iiiiHfni snn. the, Hllont inv nf his which every patriot passed, the nun
mother, the support of an aged fath- dreds of thousands of lives and the
nr think of his farewell to those hundreds of millions of treasures and
parents a farewell not until ,to- the unlimited suffering of the peo-
mnrrmv. not. until next, weelc hut nle. we can never forget tne cause
farewell until they all shall stand be- that was thereby maintained and tne
fore the judgment bar of God.
Then think of the suitor as ho says
farewell to his sweetheart sudden
ly tho drums beat, the advance Is
sounded, and they must part for a
time, it may be forever. Think of
that hero as he marches away to the
strident music of the fife and tho
"Ills not to reason why
His but to do and die,
principles of free government that
were thereby vindicated.
I am not depressed by the pessim
ism that characterizes some modern
philosophy. On the contrary, I have
unlimited faith in the great Republic.
A nation that is capable of produc
ing George Washington, Thomas Jef
ferson and Alexander Hamilton; that
is capable of producing Andrew Jack
son and Henry Clay and uaniei weD-
And then think of him at Shiloh or 'jJ.U
Attorney C. 1'. Scnrlo's Address,
Memorial day is one of tho most
important days in our community and
national life. We have assembled to
dav with these venerable men of the
Grand Army of the Republic In mem
ory of a war having tho noblest cause
and the most glorious victory ever
achieved by the sons of men. It was
a war of tremendous dimensions. Ov
er two thousand battles Involving ov
er 3.000.000 of men. Great and un-
selfish motives and impulses sent
men into tho conflict and kept them
there. On battlefield and in prison
nen they faltered not, but in life and
in death rendered to their country
and their flag the fullest, truest,
measure of loyal, patriotic devotion
while those at homo tolled and agon-
ized and nrayed. All honor then to
the men and women of tho sixties
who wrought and fought and sacrl
flced and died for issues more sacred
to them than life Itself.
There are subjects upon which
nothing now can be said, but which
still arouse the favor awakened at
their flrst enunciation. If the song
was true when it started on Its jour
ney, it will be sung as long as human
hearts vibrate and tongues retain the
gift of speech.
It will be lisped by those tottering
on toward the end, and echoed by
hearts filled with tho promise and
glow of youth. It tho product was
genuine when it passed from the Cre
ator's hand, it will neither bo dim
mod by age, nor cheapened by fa
miliarity; for honor is not decreased
by contact and truth Is never out of
tune. This Is an age when search is
tireless for tho new and marvelous,
but wo must not only seek the new,
we must remember the old. For
the nowest is not always the best.
The date or lustre of tho coin does
not determine its metal. The sub
stance may bo plain and unobtrusive
and still be gold. The paintings of
modern times havo evoked the
praise of critics, and yet thousands
still pay homage to an older genius.
Modern literature Is ablaze with
beauty and with power, and yet mil
lions are going, and will go tonight,
to an old and thumbworn text for
their final consolation.
And so it is today. Everything
good, everything beautiful and lm-
presslve that may be said of these he
roes of ours rings true in our ears be
cause It is merely tho expression of
the universal appreciation and af
fection that wo feel for them and the
noble work they performed in de-
fense of our national Integrity and
our national life. And as we meet
with the survivors of that mighty
conflict and decorate the graves of
their departed comrades with flowers
and tho flag they preserved for ub, wo
see In retrospect tho scones of tho
darkest period of our national life.
Prior to the civil war there wero
great differences of opinion respect
lng the character of tho new govern'
The South affirmed that it was
merely a voluntary association of
Boverlcn states, subject to be dlssolv
ed at the election of any ono of its
members. The North maintained
that it was a Union, inseparable, In
divisible, perpetual. Out of that dis
parity of belief, earnestly entertain
ed and energetically defended, thoro
had arisen, heated discussions, bitter
controversy, crimination and re
crimination; all to be decided, lrre-
in the wilderness yielding up his
young life that tho great Republic
may remain
We try to measure all the sorrow
and tho sacrifice, and we are stuplfl-
ed with horror. The eyes grow dim
the lips aro silent, the heart Is still
There are names wo do not know and
graves wo cannot find. There are
messages that never come, and
mournful whispers carried in the
raham Lincoln that mysterious mix
ture of melancholy and merriment of
laughter and tragedy, of mirth and
tears. When the nineteenth century
shall assemble its illustrious dead in
their final Pantheon there will be
Napoleon for France, Gladstone for
Great Britain, BIsmark for Germany,
Tolstorv for Russia, and for Ameslpa
IUU KiiumuaL Jjuiauuaiii-j in mi inuu-
ern history: the emancipator, the
n7ng winds to breaking hear s martyr, the man, Abraham Lincoln,
ping winas to Dreaiung neans . nnt)n tw , rnnnhifi of nrmliic-
that never cease to break, yet cannot
die. There are memories that time
will not obliterate, and familiar foot
steps that will over echo and re-echo
in the corridors or tne imagination.
And there are strains of music weird
and gay and sweet and sad which
transport all .the past upon their
matchless .melody. And even to
this day there are tears that will not
dry and sobs that cannot break in
tears. Oh, how superb, how mag
nificent, how glorious, how cruel,
how terrible, how remorseless, is war
to the victorious and to the van
The fortunes of tho civil war rest
ed now with the North and not with
tho South until Abraham Lincoln
heard above the roar of the storm
that enveloped him, the low, smoth
ered cry that demanded the freedom
A nation that is capable of produc
ing Grant and McKinley, men of the
highest type or patriots,
A nation capable of producing
such a citizenship and inspiring it
with such a patriotism must havo a
marvelous future. And It shall go
onward forever, surmounting one
obstacle after another until It shall
attain an approximately perfect day
when it shall seize, hold and reflect
the clory and grandure or all the
earth and no decoration shall be so
exclusive, no dignity so exceptional,
no distinction so great as citizenship
in the united States or America.
The convention proceedings wero
In charge of Friend Robacker of
Newfoundland, who has been tho
faithful president of Sterling dis
trict during tho past year.
State worker, Rev. George Dowey,
arrived from Scranton, and address
ed tho convention afternoon and
evening. Mr. Dowey's presonce was
an ispiratlon to all three conventions.
He showed us how little wo have
dono compared with tho great
amount that we might do.
At the close of tho morning, and
afternoon sessions, tho ladies of
Sterling served bountiful meals iu
their church basement where every
one gave the visitors a cordial wel
come. Our party was entertained for tho
night at the hospitable homes of J.
E. and S. N. cross. Tho next morn
ing, with our number increased by
tho addition of Rov. Georgo Dowey,
we journeyed to Gravity, the scene of
the next convention.
The beautiful weather of tho first
nart of our trip had changed Into
a cold, dismal rain. In Bplto of that
fact, however, the P. O. S. of A. hall
at Gravity was well filled with en
thusiastic S. S. workers. This con
vention somewhat resembled a min
lsterial meeting for we had with us
tho following clergymen: Under
wood, Kopp, Slicker, Treat, Tuttle,
Renville, llanton and Dowey.
Georgo Ammerman, the president
of the Hawley district, who resides
at Gravity, has the work much at
The Gravity ladles certainly sus
tained their reputation as generous
The addresses of the different
sessions wero listened to with close
attention and every ono left tho con
vention with new interest in S. S.
Thursday morning, we were rid
ing over wet, muddy roads to Calkins
in our own district or Damascus
We reached thero to find Rev. R. D
Minch of the Damascus Baptist
church, leading an enthusiastic song
service. Although tho weather was
most unfavorable, some delegates
drove eight or ten miles to reach
the convention.
Tho absence of the Calkins la
dies from the morning session was
fully accounted for when wo enter
ed the Grange hall where very ap
petizing meals were served.
A new feature of this convention
was the informal talk on graded S
S. work given by Rev. Dowey to
some teachers who had asked for
special instruction. His evening ad
dress. "The Winning or iuu.uuu,'
closed the last convention of the
No one, after attending these con
ventions, could doubt that Wayne
county is intensely interested in S.
S. work. At the same time, we
must be on our guard or we will
bo going backward.
In 11)11 Wayne county received a
front line banner at the State con
vention. In order to retain that
banner, at least 21 schools of our 100
or more, must have fully qualified
teacher training classes that have
passed ono examination. Has tho
teacher training class in your school
been dissolved or allowed to fall in
to oblivion. If so, resurrect it, or
organize a now one. Seo that the
class answers tho State requirements.
Then when the State convention
meets in Willlamsport In October
and tho roll of front line counties is
called, Wayne may answer with all
the enthusiasm at her command,
wrmr.inii n i,nr w, tw m
GO TO WAtfj.
It is rumorod that tho Distiller's
Security Company will go into the
hands of a receiver. Tho stock
opened on Wednesday at 14, and
broke to 10 on the report.
will Buy Direct from us one of these
handsome parlor or living room
Davenport Sofa3 when closed. Fine,
sanitary, comfortable bed, size 72x47
when open. You do not sleep on
the upholstering, but on a 18-pound
felted cotton mattress. This is one
motion bed, opens up easily and
quickly with one operation.
Our "Catalogue of Satis
faction Furniture at Factory
Figures" will show you exact
pictures of 450 pieces of
good Furniture. It's FREE.
bend for one.
ACCOUNT or p. J. iteary, guardian
of Kate Carey, a person of
feeble mind, now deceased. Notice
is hereby given that the flrst and
final account of the guardian above
.named will be presented to the court
or uommon .Fieas or wayne county,
for approval, on tho third Monday of
June, and will be confirmed absolute
ly by said Court (sec. reg.) on
Thursday, June 18, 1013, unless ex
ceptions aro filed.
Honesdale, Pa., May 26, 1913.
Advertising Brings Customers
Advertising Keeps Customers
Advertising Insures Success
hereby given that the accountants
herein named have settled their respective
accounts in tneomceoi mo ueeisieroi wins
of Wnyne County. Pa., and that the same will
bo presented at the Orphans' Court of said
county for confirmation, at the Court House
in Honesdale. on the third Monday of
June next viz:
First and final account of J. C.
Burcher, administrator of the estate
of Thomas L. Burcher, Damascus.
First and final account of Frank
L. Bedell, administrator of the estate
of Helen J. Bedell, Dyberry.
First and final account of Jano
Loercher, administratrix of the es
tate of John Loercher, Honosdale.
First and final account of Homer
Greene, administrator of the estate
of Charles H. Mills, Lake.
First and final account of Charles
J. Stevens, administrator of William
F. Stevens, Sterling.
First and final account of John W.
Hazlcton, administrator of the estate
of Angellne H. Masters, Sterling.
First and final account of Helen
K. Robacker now intermarried with
O. W. Megargel, administratrix of the
estate of Mary Robacker, Sterling.
First and final account of Minnie
Townsend, executrix of the estate of
Leo Calvin Smith, Lake.
First and final account of Adam
T. Van Drlesen and Walter N. Cor
nell, administrators of tho estate of
Ella Gllon, Honesdale.
First and final account of Kate
Blllard, administratrix of tho setato
of George Blllard, Cherry Ridge.
First and final account of Eliza
beth C. Lawyer, administratrix of
tho estate of Fred E. Lawyer, Hones
dale. W. B. LESHER, Recorder.
Last week was convention week in
uieu vry uiiii uemuuucu mu nccuum . . Wnvnn rnuntv Three con-
of a race. From that time on victory ?"i.?f w? ?u" i, .,:?,
" "' nH tVio rinnlnv worn nil
inhfJnwn tnJrf?nXv Sm o by their absence, and no shouts
him In his own territory, drove mm - f Wnm' mtirrort thn
out of his strongest fortifications un
til .there was not one spot left in all
the vaunted southland where ho
dared to hoist the blood red flag of
rebellion or flro another shot against
tho stars and stripes.
The war was an unspeakable cal
amity when we measure only the loss
of "Votes for Women'
neacefulness of tho gatherings. Wild
animals wero not allowed, and the
women had all the votes they need
ed for those were Sunday school con
ventions. They wero held in Sterl
ing, Hawley and Damascus districts
You see I know all anout it. iue
of life and treasure but when wo try presIaent o tUo Wayne County Sun-
to mtjuBuiu iuo vuiuu ui wu wmu. jici- day School Association attended
formed by the members of that UiiQo nnnvontinnn in ha nfflr.ln.1 ca-
Grand Army of tho Republic, It be- pacity, also in his automobile. Now
comes the greatest of blessings to us thla aut0mobilo is a roomy, hospi-
and to all posterity. There could bo table machine. It might almost be
no new birth of freedom so long as rnpA the a. S. bus. Last Sunday
the old institution of slavery existed. .!,, if mnvnvsn Blnven of
uiuiu tuu u iiul uo a jioiiow uuiuii ui us 8areiy to Sunday school. uuni mo uuuumu ui biuiu PnHcomiDnt v thn tunni! p.onven-
rights perished by the sword. And t. mT,n:oii nf tho rnuntv
out of that conflict thero emerged the ldent Wa wlfe nnd tho pnstor
regenerated, tho reunited, tho real f the DanmBcus M. E. church, felt
rapuuuu, wmuu uuw tat it needed recruits. So it nap
all tho civilized world. Tho conflict ,, thnt T nttfindnd the, conven
lna nnil 1 m I . 1 1
itself has becomo a pricolcss and im-
perlshablo memory. Its bloodiest
battlefields cherished everywhere as
sacred theatres upon which wero Il
lustrated tho subllmest exhibitions of
American endurance. American brav
ery, American patriotism.
tlons in an unofficial capacity, enjoy.
nd thnm heartily and realized more
than ever before tho interest or
Wayno county in Sunday Bchool
From Damascus, we traveled over
fairly good roads through Faiisdaio
Tho heroes of that war, whether Girdland, Honesdale, Prompton and
robed In tho blue of victory or the Waymart to South Canaan,
crav of defeat, each battled for a Thoro wo enioyod a delightful
principle which ho believed with ov- visit with Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Undor
ery aspiration of his soul to be right, wood. Thoso who know Mr. Under-
each rendered to his cause, tho final wond and thev aro many in num-
measure of duty as he saw it. The D6r know tho magnificont work he
incomnarablo valor of each is tho haB to his credit in Wyoming confer-
treasured heritage of our common enco. With all his other duties, be
country. And it is our common coun- aa&a timo to give his hearty support
try now. In the National Park at and sympathy to the new methods
Chickamauga, tno sovereign state oi 0f Sunday school work.
Kentucky, has erected a single mo- After leaving Mr. Underwood's,
mortal to her sons under Thomas and we journeyed through Gravity to
her sons under Bragg who feu in sterling where the first convention
that decisive field. And on the mar- was held Tuesday. May 20.
ble is inscribed: Tho Methodist church at Sterling
"As we are united in life and with Its beautiful memorial windows
Vinv in rtunfh. int nnn monument is a building of which the people
perpetuate their undying deods, and may woll bo proud. This church has
ono people forgetful of all tho bit- lately welcomed Rov. John Tuttle as
torness of the past ever noia in ua pastor.
crrntofni romomhrnncA nil the clorlosi Somo of the Sunday school work-
of tho terrible conflict which mado ers feared that the men would bo
all men freo, and retained every star kept from attendance because of the
upon our nation's flag." farm work at homo, nevertheless a
Tniinort. -who ran dnnht that thla is number of men wero present, par
our common country after the mem- tlcularly In the afternoon and oven
vocably, to bo decided forever, to bo orable incidents of (no Spanish war. I mg.
Milanvllle, May
J. J. McCullough landed a wall
eyed pike weighing nine pounds
while W. R. Skinner caught two
very large ones the same day.
Miss Myrtle Lassley, who has been
studying music In Chicago during
the winter, arrived home Saturday.
Mrs. Benl. Kays entertained a
number of ladles from the Milan
vllle Aid society on Thursday last.
Owing to tho rainy day many who
would havo been present were com
pelled to forego the pleasuro. The
afternoon was pleasantly spent en
joying the music of piano and violin,
tho latter being played by tho host,
Mrs. Kays is tho possessor of many
beautiful heirlooms. A bountiful
supper was served.
Tho following is from tho Caznovla
Republican: The address given by
Dr. Charles Drake Skinner, or tno
Seminary, on "Education for Effi
ciency," before the Caznovla Busi
ness Men s Association at their an
nual banquet, was one of tho finest
addresses, if not the finest address
upon education ever delivered in
this village.
Sirs. W. B. Yerkes spent a few
days last week In Port Jervls. She
was accompanied home by Miss May
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pierce
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dexter
infant sons while Mr. and
Odell havo a baby daughter.
Three horses belonging to
Barnes are having distemper.
Mr. and Mrs. Merlin lllman, or
Narrowsburg, wero in town last
week. mr. lllman wishes to locate
in Milanvllle if ho can purchase a
Mrs. John Pulls and sons returned
to Blnchamton Friday last,
Several from here attended the
Union Memorial services at the M
E. church Sunday and were favor
ably Impressed by Rev. Renville s
Mrs. W. D. Yerkes went to Port
Jervls Mondav.
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Pago spent
Wednesday at Bethel.
Mrs. Mogrldge and son Malnor
spent the week with the formor'B
parents at Lookout,
Miss Sue Rockwell returned to
Jersey City Monday after a pleasant
visit with the Mesdames Connor and
Mrs. Mary Appley has returned to
her Dome at Damascus.
Mrs. David Calkins, of Boyds Mills
and Mrs. Joseph Reynolds, of Milan
vllle, have gono to Blnghamton to
see their sister, Mrs. Reeves Samp
son, who recently underwent a criti
cal operation at the Lostershlro hos
pital. Mrs. Sampson's many friends
hone for her sneedy recovery.
Mrs. Ethel EdwardB and Mrs
Aleo Wood have been under tho, care
of Dr. MacCrao during the .past
week. Mrs. Wood is etui very Jill,
We SeSS Surety Bonds.
Fire, Life, Accident, Automobile, Liability and Boiler
Consolidated Phono 1-O-L.
"New Way" Air-Coole
No Water to freeze.
No weather too cold.
No weather too hot.
No pipes to burst.
Less Gasoline. More Power.
Have you seen our Reo delivery truck?
It's a dandy. Better look it over.
No better cars mado for anywhere near the price, l'laco your
order right now.
Better times coming; help it along.
For sale nt bargain prices: Anto Car Runabout, Liberty Brush
Runabout and Harwell Runabout.
Get in tho swim and own a car.
E. W. Gammed
Honesdale. Pa.
The Leading Financial Institution of Wayne Com
We lead in CAPITAL STOCK ; S 200.000.
We lead In SURPLUS and UNDIVIDED PROFITS 372,862.1
Wo lead in TOTAL CAPITALIZATION 572.862.
We lead In DenosUs 2.463,348.1
We lead in TOTAL RESOURCES 3,040,099.1
Thla year comnlotes tho FORTY FIRST since tho founding of t
MANY BANKS havo como and gone during that period.
PATRONIZE one that has withstood the TEST of TIME.
W. B. HOLMES, President H. S. SALMON, Cashier
A. T. BBARLB, Vice-President W. J. WARD, Asst. Cashier.
Nor. 12, 1912.