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THE CITIZENf TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 1913.
Scml-Wockly Founded 1008; Weekly Founded 1844.
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Published Tuesdays and Fridays by the Citizen Publishing Company.
E. B. HARDENBERGH PRESIDENT
H. C. VAN ALSTYNE and E. B. CALLAWAY ....MANAGING EDITORS
FRANK P. WOODWARD ADVERTISING MANAGER
AND FEAT URE WRITER.
a n DORFLINOBR.
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Mr. Non-Subscriber, what do you
think of The Citizen?
The man whose hat was In the
ring has received a six-cent verdict.
This is the month of roses. What
Is fairer than a June rose? May wo
say a June bride?
We all have to take back some
thing some day. Even Editor New
ett, who alleged that Colonel Roose
velt took Intoxicants, has himself
since "taken water."
It is Indeed gratifying to the man
agement of The Citizen and we hear
tily appreciate it, too, that so many
have expressed a willingness to join
this paper's large list of subscribers.
Wo have shown you from week to
week the kind of newspaper we are
publishing, and now by your volun
tarily subscribing for The Citizen
we are confident that you appreciate
Honesdale is receiving its share of
advertising in the Metropolitan dail
ies. The Board of Trade is conduct
ing a campaign setting forth the
town's Industrial advantages, Its
resources and also as being a place
of residence. A three column adver
tisement appeared in the Sunday
Daily Eagle. Another advertise
ment graced the pages of that jour
nal's summer resort directory for
The recent death ot banker Walk
er, of Macon, Georgia, as the result
of taking a poisonous tablet instead
of a headache tablet; and the swift
following of similar cases of poison
ing since the much-heralded Georgia
case, emphasizes the fact that most
people are entirely too careless along
those lines. It also emphasizes the
fact that a radical change should be
made at once in the matter of pois
on for external use and medicinal
tablets to bo taken internally.
The best suggestion that has come
to the attention of The Citizen was
from a correspondent in the New
.York Sun, which we gladly publish
herewith, as follows:
The most Important lesson In the Walk
er tragedy Is that tablets of bichloride of
mercury and similar substances for ex
ternal use should be put In a diamond
shape lnstecrtl of the regular form used
Indiscriminately for medicinal tablets of
The ever Increasing uso of tablets,
which Is encouraged by the manufactur
ers of proprietary and pharmaceutical
compounds, should have suggested this
step long ago.
It should bo made compulsory If It is
not done voluntarily.
No amount of care In separating medi
cine for external and internal use will
prevent such accidents as the one re
ferred to, but an entire change in the
shape and contour of a poisonous and a
non-poisonous tablet will in time effec
tually guard against It.
JOHN P. DAVIN, M. D.
New York, May 20.
Another evidence as to the gener
al carelessness of humanity is fre
quently seen in the child-faith shown
by people who will take almost any
thing that is called medicine, from
tho hands of almost anybody, If it
Is only declared to be good for what
they imagine is thoir ailment. Such
people will " take their medicine,"
in the blindness of a foolish faith,
and then, probably, spent hours of
argument in trying to prove that
there Is no God, and that the Bible
is a myth.
Man is a strange creature, sure
There are some people who al
ways want to taste of everything
they find, in bottles, in boxes, or
growing wild in the woods. Sooner
or later such people give the County
Coroner a job, and their names are
published afterwards In tho local
newspapers; but they don't read the
notice of publicity, for they are dead.
The greatest enemy to roads is
water. Keep the water from tho
surface of tho roads, and nature
provides a material of which they
can be constructed at the least pos
sible cost. Round up tho surface of
the road, provide ditches to carry
oft tho water, keep tho water from
the surface, and you have solved
tho problem of road building for
nine-tenths ot the country. No road
is so good but that neglect will ruin
It, and no road is so poor but that
careful attention will improve It.
the. Citizen Publishing Company.
E. B. IIA11DENBEROII
w. w. wood
JUNE 3, 1013.
TRIAL HALTS FOR WEDDING.
For the first time in the history of
the Superior Court of King county,
Seattle, Wash., a trial of a court case
was stopped, a couple was married
in the presence of a jury, a vocal
solo, "The Star Spangled Banner,"
was rendered and a photographer set
off enough flash to cause a report
that the court house had been blown
The Judge was John E. Humphries
of Department No. 5. The wedded
couple was Edward L. Smith and
Miss Leonie Terrier of Seattle, and
the songstress was Mrs. Lillian B.
When tho clear, penetrating notes
of the singer reached the corridor
of the court house there was a rush
from other departments for No. 8.
The court room was crowded to ca
pacity by an audience that remained,
to the last.
Prisoners in the county jail hear
ing tho unwonted sounds which
trickled down through the Iron bars
raised their voices in great volume
in the chorus and the notes blended
through the hails.
SHAD FISHING EQUALS CIRCUS.
The Shad Club made two hauls
on the Delaware last week, one on
Tuesday and one on Thursday. In
both hauls about 400 pounds of shad
were taken. Every time the club
goes out there are a large number
of friends who go to watch the fun,
and fun there is galore. Take about
lifteen men and put them into tho
water up to their necks when said
water is apparently at tho freezing
point, let the net get caught under
stones about 'steen times, let each
man In the lot try to boss all the
others at the same time, let about
200 shad escape under the net, and
then let tho haul be about 1G shad,
and the comments of the various
members about the ability of all
the other members is scathing in the
extreme, to say tho least. It equals
a circus any time.
CLUB MEMBERS PINCHED.
Were Using Fish Traps In Their Pri
The Lenape Lake Club near Liv
ingston Manor, was lined $120 last
week for using traps in their private
lake. This lake which is owned by
several of the leading business men
of Sullivan and Orange counties hav
ing members also residing at Bing
hamton and New York City, was
stocked with trout several years ago
and is one of the best prlyate fishing
grounds in the state.
Last week game warden Joseph
Desilva, of Grlfilns Corners and chiof
Warden W. C. Farley, of Waverly,
visited the lake and found the traps,
the result being a fine of $120.
Sullivan County Democrat.
TWO VETERANS TO Tit AMP
TO GETTYSBURG FIELD.
Pittsburg. Two veterans, one of
the Civil war and tho other of the
Indian wars, started Monday on a
tramp to Gettysburg, where they ex
pect to arrive in time to take part In
tho celebration of tho fiftieth anni
versary of the battle of Gettysburg.
Peer Gulbert, aged seventy, who
served In the Seventy-fourth and tho
Seventy-seventh Pennsylvania volun
teers, will march to Gettysburg and
along tho route will furnish one-man
band music to residents. Tho in
struments of the band consists of
bass drum, tenor drum, cymbals.
With Gulbert will go Johnny Con-
roy, who fought Commanche Indians
in Texas when a member of tho
United States army from 1872 to
1875. Conroy Is aged sixty-two
VOLPLANES TO EARTH
IX A BLAZING BIPLANE
Salisbury, England. Volplaning
from a height of 1,200 feot in a blaz
ing biplane, the British aviator,
Coloyns Plzey, and a passenger, H
Fellows, reached tho ground in safe.
ty Monday evening and stepped from
the machine just as an explosion of
tho gasouno tank wrecked it.
The aeroplane was in easy flight
over tho outskirts of tho town, when
suddenly the carburetor took fire.
Breaking tho Inlet valve, the aviator
shut off the gasoline and started a
The rush of air fanned the flames,
and to those who witnessed tho lncl
dent. It seemed as though tho men
in tho machine had but a slender
chance for life.
Slko, May 30. Maud Ridd, of
Honesdalo, is home for a few days
Lillian Nelson, who has been on
the sick list, Is Improving.
Our Children's day exercises will
be held on Juno 8.
Several from this place attended
the Memorial Day exercises at
The Pleasant Valloy W. C. T. U.
will meet with Mrs. Carrie Robinson
on Thursday afternoon, June. 5,
Some CitizensWe Greet
J. W. Welch, of Hock Island', Illi
nois, occasionally comes to Wayne
county, tho land of his birth and boy
hood days, to visit old scenes and re
new old acquaintances. He has re
cently been spending a few days
here, returning to his western Home
on Thursday last, tho day before
they decorated the soldiers' graves
and all the rest of the patriotic
stunts. The day before he loft ho
came into The Citizen office along
with Henry Jennings, of Beech
Grove, and it seemed mighty good to
grasp his hand and to look upon his
face once more. He referred to a
recent communication from Frank
Hubbell, of the Pacific coast, that
was published in Tho Citizen, and he
said he recalled the incident Mr.
Hubbell related, but that Mr. H. was
a little off In his dates.
Mr. Welsh said that about his
earliest recollection of Honesdalo
events was of the Polk and Dallas
presidential campaign. He remem
bered that campaign because of an
event that occurred just previous to
election day. There was a big par
ade in town and he saw it. Although
but about three years old, he was
wonderfully put out because he was
not allowed to go along with .the
boys. His brothers William and
Richard were In the procession with
their little flags, and things looked
very good and alluring to the three-
year old fellow who was held up In
the arms or some woman to see the
more fortunate paraders as they
In those days the old " Slab Cas
tle" was a centre of up-town attrac
tion. It stood just above the Wayne
County Hotel, above the "Dyberry
Forks," and the "Castle" had as
much romance and local renown
clustering about It as any other
building in Honesdale, possibly with
out a single exception. There were
little porches in front of the windows
on the second story not large por
ches, but large enough for the occu
pants to sit on In limited number on
Summer evenings and enjoy tho
"voices of the night" along with the
aroma of a Larry Grambs cigar. It
was on one of those porches that the
woman stood with young Welch In
her arms, and, as the procession
passed, something gave way to the
porch and a near tragedy was tho re
sult. Fortunately nobody was hurt,
but Mr. Welch says ho remembers
that he was terribly frightened. Mr.
Welch undoubtedly thinks of the
event now as being In the class of the
old lady on the sailing vessel In a
storm at sea. The dear old lady ap
proached an old salt with the in
quiry, "Good Mr. Sailor man, is there any
"Why, yes, marni," replied tho old
sea dog, "there's lots of fear, but not
a bit o' danger!"
Years afterwards Mr. Welch's
family questioned the accuracy of his
memory and had doubts that ho
could really remember tho Polk and
Dallas campaign. One day he heard
his mother talking with a lady visi
tor. Calling his mother out into the
kitchen he said, "Mother, that Is the1'
woman who had me in her arms'
when the stoop fell down," and when
tho lady was questioned she corro
borated the story in every detail.
Four years later young Welch, with
others, carried returns to the late
Howkln B. Beardlee's office, Mr. B.
at that time publishing the Wayne
County Herald. And now the Herald
is also in the "late" class. My! My!
What tricks old Time does play!
Luke Levy is the name of an old
Honesdale boy who has recently re
turned to this town "for keeps." He
left this town many years ago, but
tho charm of its memories got its
grip on him, and tho call was so
strong that he could not resist it, and
here he is to stay. Luke Levy! Luke
Levy! That name adds another to
the list that makes Honesdale a
" different " town. There are Levys
the world over, but there is only one
Luke Levy in all the whole wide
world, just as there was only one
Stourbridge Lion locomotive engine
that first turned a wheel on the rail
road in this town. Mr. Levy has
consulted directories and spent much
time In searching after others of his
name but he is in a class by himself.
It is said that every man has his
double, and names are generally du
plicated. The writer hereof suppos
ed there was no other bearing his
name, but ono morning he was sur
prised to receive in his mail a news
paper from Tallahassee, Florida, with
an article marked showing that there
were ' other pebbles on the beach."
Mr. Levy believes ho is tho only man
named Luko Levy In all this big,
round world. If there Is another
Luke Levy In existence, let him
speak right out In meeting; or, better
yet, let him stand right up and show
himself; or, better yet, let him come
right to Honesdale and open a busi
ness place. We presume, however,
that our Luke Levy would prefer
him to engage in somo other enter
prise than merchant tailoring, as two
by the same name In the same line
of trade Is decidedly confusing.
" That's a fine picture of Lincoln,"
remarked 'Squire E. B. Holllster as
ho glanced across tho writer's table
at a large bromide print of the War
President reclining against the wall.
And then the 'Squire told of seeing
the martyred leader In December,
1801. He said that tho look of care
and responsibility was strongly in
nvlilftnno nn tho nhlAffnln'n tnnn nvmn
at that early period of the great
M'no -squire carries with nim a
cane made from timber that grew
in Bethany on the site of the Wayne
county court house. The head of
the cane is made from the prong of
a ueers antler, but iHollister doesn't
know who killed the deer. He Is
very sure, however, that he didn't,
Fifty-two years ago the old 'Squire
was elected a Justice of the Peace
for Salem township. Afterwards, In
lSYo, tne township was divided,
Lake township was formed, and the
people of Lake chose Holllster for
their Justice. Thus, for more than
nan a century, he has filled that lm
portant office without a break In the
chain, He said ho recollected very
vividly tho building of tho Pennsyl
vania gravity railroad, and a towns
man of his, Dudley K. Watrous, ran
the first train from Dunmore to Haw
ley. A distinguishing feature of the
first train was that the Superintend
ent of tho road, the late John B.
Smith, made the trip. He stood on
the rear bumpers of tho last car of
the train and mado the entire trip In
that way. Indeed, tho 'Squire de
clares that that was tho Superin
tendent's favorite mode of making
the trip as occasion demanded his
personal inspection and supervision
of affairs along the line.
When Moses T. Spnngenburg, of
Waymart, came into The Citizen of
fice the other day there was a ruddy
glow on his countenanco that had
Its origin in the breezes that sweep
over the huckleberry heights of Far
view, at which State institution he
is the outside foreman. And, by tho
way, he has been connected with tho
work there under the Superintend
ency of Dr. T. C. Fltzsimmons from
the day ground for that institution
was first broken. He spoke en
thusiastically of the farming part of
the work, saying that the work this
season will be done on an extensive
scale. The institution recently re
ceived a half hundred splendid pigs
from Media, Pa., and they now have
a herd that numbers seventy. They
keep 3 teams of horses and two
splendid yoke of oxen, and the lat
ter, by the way, are pretty scarce
articles in Wayne county. In speak
ing of the recent appointment of five
deputy constables ho said it was
necessary that there be people
clothed with proper authority to pro
tect the premises from incursions of
malicious character by trespassing.
He cited as an instance the recent
taking of fish from the reservoir
which had been stocked with some
splendid brook trout. Of course Mr.
Spangenburg didn't volunteer all of
the above information. Hd came in
to make sure that his Citizen came
to him regularly twice a week, and
it was the writer hereof, who did the
most of the talking. Well, wo are
always glad to have Moses T. bring
his cheer-bringing presence Into the
Wayno county newspaper office
where the hum of business grows
louder every day.
WILLOW FARK LOTS SOLD.
Willow Park, ono or the most
sichtlv and nietiirfiRmin Rnnts nonr
Honesdale, Is destined to become one
of the most popular residential places
in Honesdale. Located on a slight
elevation, which is easy of access,
lies a plot of ground practically un
known tn tho mn-fnWtv nf nnnnln nt
Honesdale. The tract Is laid out in
an attractive way on Brown and
loung streets overlooking Hones
dale and the beautiful surroundlnor
The Buy-U-A-Home Realty Com
pany recently purchased nine lots of
Osterhaut & Dvkeman. of TClntrstnn.
N. Y., owners of this tract. The
former company closed a deal on Sat
urday for eight of the lots, sold to
parties in Honesdalo, who will im
oupied by E. W. Gam
Goods will be sold
very cheap, for cash
prove them. Trees will be sot out,
Bldewalks laid and homes built.
These lots are 60x109 feet They
are in close proximity to the propos
ed trolley. Watch Honesdalo grow.
400-POUND STURGEON LANDED.
Big Fish Carried 00 Pounds
Cjvvnir Roo Too.
Isllp, L. I. A 400-pound sturgeon
was taken in a mackerel net off Fire
Island recently by the fishing crew
of the Isllp Live Fish Company. The
fish was nine feet long and gave tho
crew a fierce battle. Its struggles
nearly capsized tho boat.
Copyrighted 1913 by W. T. Foster.
Washington, D. C, May 31. Last bulletin gave forecasts of disturb
ance to cross continent May 29 to June 2, warm wave May 28 to June 1,
cool wavo May 30 to June 4. The week centering on tho day this dis
turbance passes your longitude, as It moves eastward, will average cooler
than usual, the storm forces will continue greater than usual but will de
crease In force after May 31. Rainfall will be deficient In the Ohio val
leys. Large parts of the oats sections will continue to want for mois
ture. We have not expected a large yield of oats this year.
Next disturbance will reach Pacific coast about June 3, cross Pacific
slope by close of 4th, great central valleys 5 to 7, eastern sections 8th.
Warm wave will cross Pacific slope about Juno 3, great central valleys
5th,eastern sections 7th. Cool wavo will cross Pacific slope about Juno
6th, great central valleys 8th, eastern sections 10th.
Soon after this disturbance passes to tho east of the Rocky Ridge the
storm forces will largely Increase and about the time it crosses meridian
90 it will be a radical storm, increasing in force till It passes out onto the
Atlantic. We are not willing to risk a positive statement about tho
force of this storm but will warn all to watch It and take no chances.
The cycle of great storms culminates on 1913, will run throughout the
year and was long ago graded with those years that bring our most
dangerous disturbances. When we shall have passed through this cycle
every part of this continent will have experienced extreme weather
events. Not only the continent but the oceans and seas and gulfs that
lie near the coasts. From July to November the tropical hurricanes
will claim our attention and our readers may expect at least one of these
Carribean storms for each of those five months. Ono or two of these
may be expected In July.
Add too to yoyr town
Get an Electric Sign
See the new electric sign at the "Lyric" installed by the
Honesdale Consolidated Light H. & P. Go.
I DAY. June 6
It proved a profitable catch for tho
fishing company, as It contained nlno
ty pounds" of cavair, which sells at
wholesale at $1.25 a pound, and the
fiBh itself is worth at retail 80 cents
a pound. The sturgeon is very rare
ly caught in Long Island waters.
PIONIO AT LODORE.
About 400 people from Hones
dale attended the opening of Lake
Lodore as a summer resort to the
public on Memorial Day. It is esti
mated that there wero about six
thousand persons upon the grounds.
Many persons drove In autos and