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THE CITIZEN, FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 1913.
Send-Weekly Founded 1008; Weekly Founded 18-44.
Published Tuesdays and Fridays by the Citizen Publishing Company.
E. B. HARDENBERGH PRESIDENT
II. C. VAN ALSTYNE and E. B. CALLAWAY MANAGING EDITORS
PRANK P. WOODWARD ADVERTISING MANAGER
AND FEATURE WRITER.
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PAVE ELECTION JULY 11.
Every citizen In Honesdale and es
pecially those who aro public-spirited
and have the welfare of this, their
native town, at heart, is talking pave.
It is the paramount issue and is
therefore foremost in the people's
mind. On July 11th next, less than
a month In tho future, the taxpayers
of Honesdale will rally around tho
poles to cast their vote for tho pav
ing of Main street. That the election
is an important one is evinced by the
fact that Main street will never be
paved as cheaply again as it can bo
at tho present time. (Having the
promise of assistance from the State
Highway Department to the amount
of $17,000, which is in the treasury
awaiting to be applied toward pav
ing Main street, is an incentive to
pave as soon as possible. Unless
this $17,000 is taken advantage of
by March 1st, 1914, it will bo de
clared null and void. Then there is
also another liberal assistance, the
street railway company. The road
is surely going to be built; and in
this event the original cost will be
Cut down one-fourth of the total
amount, thus making the town re
sponsibleforonlyabout $14,000. This
$14,000 necessarily does not have to
be paid at once but will be distribut
ed along the avenue of time, so that
the present generation will not pay
for all of it now, in fact no resident
of Honesdale will feel that he is pay
ing for anything, and will be having
tho benefit and comfort of the pave
in his own day and generation.
From conversation with abutting
property owners on Main street and
taxpayers at largo Jn the borough,
we learn that it is tho consensus of
opinion that the paving Issue will go
'through with a big majority of votes.
The voters for mud have had enough
of the sticky, mucky stuff and have
made public confessions, stating that
now they will vote for pave.
A vote against the pave means that
.the YOter Is satisfied with the tallow
'candle instead of the electric light;
satisfied with an ox team instead of
steam, electricity and all modern
conveyances; satisfied with tt nun
dial instead of a watch; satisfied
wlth going ten miles over a rough
country road at night to sunlnion
a physician Instead of calling him
by telephone; satisfied with using the
quill instead of the typewriter; sat
isfied with delivering his own mail
on horseback fifteen to twenty miles
Instead of using a two-cent stamp.
Honesdale Is not in mediaeval times,
therefore vote for pave.
M. H. COnn'S GREAT POEM.
The year 1853 was quite a me
morable one in Wayne county. In
the matter of building, it was in that
year that the beautiful stone struct
ure of Graco Episcopal church was
constructed. In that year several
men who have achieved more or less
notoriety wore born In Wayno coun
ty, among whom may be mentioned
Homer Greene, tho late Col, Frank
J. Fitzsimmons, and although the
writer hereof doesn't recollect the
circumstances those who wore pres
ent on the occasion, say that he, too,
camo complaining into the world in
Outside of Wayne county that was
the year when Wellington P. Kidder,
noted Inventor, Russell Hinman, edi
tor and author, Helen H. Gardner,
author, Alexander Harrison, artist,
and Robert U. Johnson, editor, were
born. Wo don't suppose wo have
tho names of all of them, somo prob
ably got away.
It was in 1853 that Tho New
Sawn, a local newspaper, was started
In Honesdale by M. H. Cobb, who
died on Sunday morning, June S, at
his home in Philadelphia, In his 8Cth
year. Tho New Dawn was publish
ed exactly ono year, when it was
voluntarily suspended on account of
lack of patronage. It was published
from tho office of the late H. B.
Beardsleo's Wayno County Herald,
and was too fine a publication to die
so young. From Honesdale Mr. Cobb
went to Wellsboro, Tloga county, and
founded the Wellsboro Agitator, one
of the cleanest, handsomest and
brightest country exchanges that
reaches this office.
The last number of tho Agitator
concludes a long account of tho life
and history of Mr. Cobb as follows:
Few men have the Intellect, the Een
E. I. HAHDKNBERnil
JUNE 20, 1013.
lus, the philosophy, kindness and charity
possessed bj Mark H. Cobb, and not
many make such an Impress on a com
munity for good as he left on Tloga
county. He never let his burdens weigh
him down and ho was a man of sor
rows. He never carried his heart on his
sleeve; so far as tho world knew, all was
sunshine he was a dispenser of good
cheer, a man of wonderful ability and
courage. There was a personal magne
tism about him which compelled the lovo
of all his friends. Ho was always faith
ful, loyal and true.
On being asked to give a sketch of
his life somo years ago Mr. Cobb said:
"I was born to tho estate coveted by
that Scripture worthy who said, 'Give me
neither poverty nor riches!' In other
worths, 1 had nothing and everything. I
Inherited no ncres and no bonds, yet
every blade of grass, every llower, the
hills, the mountains, the grassy vales,
and the granite cliffs, in the midst of
which I first saw light, were all my
own from my earliest childhood. I never
envied the boy with a better coat, be
cause he could not wear It and enioy
It without Importing some of his Joy to
Mr. Cobb was tho author of numer
ous poems. The most widely known Is
entitled, "The World Would Be Better
For It." This took form In his mind
almost unbidden, early one December
morning In 1S54, and rlslnc he transcribed
It, sent It to the Now York Tribune, and
it has been widely read since. That was
a few months after Mr. Cobb came to
Wellsboro. Wo print it here as a tributo
to the man who was always influenced
by lovo for humanity:
THE WORLD WOULD BE THE BET
TER FOR IT.
If men cared less for wealth and fame,
And less for battle-fields and glory;
If, writ in human hearts, a namo
Seemed better than in song and story:
If men, instead of nursing pride,
Would learn to hate and to abhor It,
If moro relied
On lovo to guide,
Tho world would bo the better for it,
If men dealt less in stocks and lands,
And more in bonds and deeds fraternal;
If Love's work had more willing hands
To link this world with tho supernal;
If men stored up Love's oil and wine.
And on bruised human hearts would
If "yours" and "mlno"
Would once combine,
Tho world would be the better for it.
If moro would act the play of Life,
And fewer spoil it In rehearsal;
If bigotry would sheath Its knife.
Till good became moro universal;
If custom, gray with ages grown.
Had fewer blind men to adorn it;
If Talent shono
In Truth alone,
The world would bo the better for It.
If men were wise in little things
Affecting less In all their dealings;
If hearts had fewer rusted strings
To Isolate their kindly feelings:
If men. when wrong beats down
Would strike together to restore It;
If right made might
In every fight,
Tho world would be the better for It.
BETTER THAN CAREER.
Marriage is better than a career,
President Edmund J. James, o tho
University of Illinois, told about
three hundred women graduates who
have just completed four years of
training for a profession.
This is a good suggestion for all
Juno graduates who contemplate a
career after their school and col
lege work is ended. We quoto from
President James as follows:
"The average man and the aver
age woman can do their, best work
for themselves and for society in a
partnership which results in a social
unit effective for social progress.
"Tho woman who deliberately
chooses this career when the oppor
tunity offers itself, or when she
makes it for herself, as every wom
an can, is choosing a highway to so
clal service which is far ahead of all
teaching or legal or medical service
she can possibly render society.
"It looks sometimes as if modern
society is giving tho honors of so
cial recognition and opportunity to
tho bachelor maid instead of to tho
wife and mother. Just in proportion
as this is done will society surely
suffer by recruiting its ranks in tho
long run, from the uneducated and
moro animal elements."
GOVERNMENT CROP REPORT.
The government's crop report on
the growing wheat and oats, made
public last weok, is not quite up to
expectations in somo particulars,
but growing conditions have improv
ed since tho statistics woro prepared
some ten days ago. A Winter wheat
condition of 83.5 on June 1, is tho
best for that date with one excep
tion in eight years. Although tho
figure is somewhat below market
forecasts, showing a loss of 8.4 per
cent, during the month of May, It
is still 9.2 per cent, bettor than tho
condition of tho same dato last year.
Spring wheat condition of 93.5 coin
cides quite closely with what the
trade was expecting, and is practical
ly up to the ten-year average, A de
crease of 580,000 acres from tho
final of last year is a feature of tho
situation In tho Northwest, showing
shrinkage in- wheat areas which oth
er crops have probably taken up
and which may be partly balanced
by better methods of cultivation
The indicated crop of Winter wheat
of 93,000,000 bushels larger than
tho final of 1912, shows decided Im
provement over conditions prevailing
a year ago. Offsetting this Is an in
dicated loss of 78,000,000 in Spring
EVERY CITIZEN A HOME OWNER.
These prosperous times are not
going to last forever. When the
change comes those who will suffer
the most are those who, in time
of prosperity, failed to Invest in a
While it is true that some are so
unfortunately situated that they can
not save a cent of their earnings,
it Is also true that the great majority
of those who own no home, have no
excuse that is valid. If they would
take the money they pay in rent,
add to it that which they spend for
unnecessary things,, and make a few
sacrifices, the homo would soon ma
terialize. And then when the hard
times come they have a roof over
their heads and a sense of security
and independence they could not
The reason so few own homes Is
because our ago has not taught us
to differentiate between the things
that are needful and the things that
are necessary. The prosperity of
others irritates us and we try to
imitate them. We forget that the
truest pleasures aro inseparably con
nected with the home, and cannot
be found in a hustling crowd.
For proof of our contention that
a home may be acquired by all, if
they so desire, let everyone who
reads this make a survey of the com
munity in which he lives. He will
find that there are many homes own
ed by those who were willing to
make a little sacrifice, who were wise
enough to pass by temptations to
spend money that brought regret in
the end, and who were wise enough
to realize that useless expenditures
cannot bo recalled.
Own your home. Make your home
the center of your interests. And
then when- the troublous times come
you will not be crushed by disaster
or become the object of charity of
those who were wise and practiced
How Creatures Invisible to the
Are Shown as Monsters.
Photographing the invisible sounds
like a misnomer, but correct to say in
visible by the unaided eye. This com.
plex and valuable science is revealing
wonders in tho excessively minute,
and myriad objects, animate and Inan
imate, arc brought to view whoso ex
istence has all along been unknown.
Two methods of Illuminating the ob
jects aro Jn use strong light is pass
ed through very thin layers of tho sub
stance or rollected from tho outside
surfaco of thick masses and also from
the external portions pf exceedingly
small opaque bodies.
Those solid particles can be placed
on glass slides or floated in transpar
ent liquids, as a drop of water be
tween two very thin glasses. Pinch
tho glasses close together; there Is no
danger of killing tho smaller kinds of
animals, such as bacteria and microbes.
They have plenty of room In a film of
water, so thin aa to bo beyond imagi
nation. Tho magnifying louses for expan
sion of images of these minute objects
requlro tho most consummate skill in
manufacture, tho microenmera like
wise, and tho two combined are tri
umphs of human genius. Tho finished
products, the perfected pictures, are
highly educational. Many different
kinds of greatly improved glass are
now made In Jena. Germany, and
theso have almost revolutionized ml
croscony. And tho wonders nccom.
pllshed by using the most sensitive
plates over made, and theso with many
different kinds of waves of light, are
nlmost beyond comprehension.
Tho "Arabian Nights" people nro
eclipsed. Thus put a drop of stagnant
water on glass, lay a thin plato upon
it, press down, and tho layer of water
will bo thin Indeed. Put It under tho
microscope, turn bright light through
tho layer, pass this light into tho very
small camera and let it fall on n pre
pared moving film; then tho nninzlng
effect of animals In motion is to bo
fixed on a film that is Itself in motion
This film, a long strip, is then placed
on rollers nnd unwound, so thnt it will
pass powerful projecting lenses in a
moving picture outfit.
This Is, Indeed, photographing the
unknown. SIuco mnn nppeared on
earth no such nld to refined research
Into nature's labyrinths has been dls
covered. Then n largo audience can
seo all that there is in a minute drop
of water on a screen from ten to six.
teen feet lu diameter. Totally invisl
bio creatures bocomo monsters and
movo with grout rapidity before tho
eyes of tho people. Thousands of new
species of inlnuto living organisms nro
rescued from realms of tho unknown,
Edgar Luclen Lnrkin In New York
"Well, my boy," said tho visitor to
Bobby, "I supposo somo day you ox
tect to step into your father's shoes?'
"Oh, I supposo so," said Bobby
gloomily. "I been wcarln' out every
thing else ho wears since mother
learned how to cut 'em down for me."
"Pop, I want to ask you something.'
"What Is it, my chlldT'
"Do they make airships go with fl7
wheels?" Baltimore American.
ACCIDENT ON STATE
BRIDGE 1911 RECALLED
WILCOX GOES TO LAW TO RE
COVER $2,000 FROM AVINFRED
Case Went to Jury Thursday
Evidence Given to Show jiuinford
Wns Not Driving tho Car.
The case of Reuel Wilcox vs. Wln-
fred Mumford, action in trespass,
was taken up Thursday morning and
was finished all but the Judge's
charge to the jury before noon. At
torneys Iloff and Garratt represent
ed the plaintiff and Mumford &
Mumford represented the defendant.
The plaintiff claimed that on Aug.
16, 1911, about six o'clock In the
afternoon the defendant with an au
tomobile negligently and carelessly
ran into and damaged the plaintiff's
team and wagon, throwing him to the
ground from which fall he sustained
personal injuries. The total damage
claimed was ?2,000.
Reuel Wilcox was the first witness
called and testified that the automo
bile that ran into his team on the
State bridge was driven by Winfred
Mumford and that it seemed to have
been out of control. He said that
the machine was going at the rate of
0 to 3o miles an hour and was light
colored. Without any toot of a horn
or any other kind of warning the car
had run into his horses while on the
bridge and threw ono of them com
pletely over tho other so that It fell
on Its side. The mares were per
manently injured. One was valued at
?300 and the other at $500. The
wagon and harness was also dam-
ged. Ho said that he was on the
right hand side of the bridge when
the auto crashed Into him. He also
stated that there were two men in
Dr. F. W, Powell was called and
testified that he had attended Wil
cox that day and for several times
after that day. He testified to the
extent of the injuries received by
John Deming, James Wilcox and
Fred Giehrer, all witnesses to the ac
cident, testified that it was a light
colored car and was occupied by two
men. The first two witnesses said
that Mumford was driving the car
and that it seemed to be out of con
trol when It crashed into the team
of horses on the bridge. There were
no other teams on the bridge at the
The defense was that Winfred
Mumford was not driving the car and
did not own it or have anything to
do with it at tho time of the acci
dent. Winfred Mumford testified that the
car had started from the offices of
the Consolidated Telephone company
that afternoon and went up Church
street and turned at Twelfth and
from there onto the bridge. There
they ran into the team. He said that
the car was a Brush, 1911 Model
and left drive. The car was a dark
colored car and Mr. Thomas Gallagh
er was driving. He said that ho was
standing on the running board of
the car and had nothing to do with
running it. He said that the car be
longed to the Consolidated Tele
phone company. Edward Doney and
John Cauficld were also in the car.
Thomas Gallagher testified that he
drove the car and substantiated the
evidence of Mumford.
John Caufleld also testified to
theso facts and Edward Doney testi
fied that Gallagher had been driving
the car and that Its color was black
Tho caso closed about half-past elev
en o clock and tho attorneys on both
sides made their arguments to the
jury before court adjourned at 12
Tho total bond issue of SCO,
OOO for Mnin street pnvo will all bo
paid back except $1.1.000, which
amount will only bo the town's in
debtedness. If you nro n Progres
sive, vote for pave.
"PEDOS" CORN CURE re
ieves pain at once and event
ually cures. 15 cents.
A few suggestions of
articles that will make ap
propriate gifts for gradu
ates: Fountain Pens from $1.00 up.
Purses, Wallets and Card Cases
from 25c up.
Dainty Perfumes and Toilet Wa
ters from 25c up.
Largest line of Writing Papers and
Correspondence Cards ever shown,
25; 35, 50c and higher.
Beautiful Gift Books; hundreds of
Large lino of Parisian .Ivory, both
Domestic and Imported.
Hair Brushes, Cloth Brushes, etc.
Call on us and let us show you.
THE REXALL STORE,
THAT : Every piece of cloth is strictly all wool and every
garment cut to individual measures.
THAT: Every garment must prove entirely satisfactory,
or it must be returned for alteration or money refunded.
The Model Clothing Shop
LUKE LEVY ' WANTS TO SEE YOU
Opposite Union Depot Honesdale, Pa.
Death of Ilnrry Smith.
iHarry A. Smith, a painter, died at
his home in East Honesdale on Tues
day evening, June 17. Mr. Smith
was an old and respected resident of
East Honesdale. He was G3 years of
age. He is survived by his wife. The
funeral services will be held on Fri
day afternoon at 2 o'clock at tho
home in East Honesdale, Rev. Will
H. Hiller officiating. Interment will
be made in Indian Orchard cemetery.
Death of Mrs. Jennie Edgett.
Mrs. Jennie Booth Edgett died at
her home on Court street on Wed
nesday morning, following an illness
of a few weeks. She was born in
Honesdale on October 14, 1842, and
was the daughter of Victor Booth.
She is survived by two daughters,
namely, Rena S. Edgett and Lucy B.
Edgett, both of Honesdale.
The funeral services will be held
Friday at 4:30 p. m Rev. A. L.
Whittaker of the Grnco Episcopal
church, officiating. Interment will
take place in Glen Dyberry.
MRS. FRED SMITH
DIES IN CORTLAND.
Mrs. Fred Smith, a former resident
of River street, Honesdale, died at
her home in Cortland, N. Y., on Mon
day, after a prolonged illness. The
funeral was held Wednesday morning
at 10 o'clock in that city, where in
terment was also made. Mrs. Smith
was formerjy of Cortland, where her
parents now live. Besides her hus
band, one daughter, Romaine, aged
five years, survives. William Smith,
brother of Fred Smith, and Mrs.
Chris. Smith, both of this place, at
tended the funeral.
Columbian or Snow White Flour, $1.40 per sack.
Fancy Boneless Sardines, 25c value, 20c can.
Evaporated Apples, 13c value, 10c lb.
Creso Crackers, the family favorite, 2 pkgs. for 15c.
Hire's Root Beer Extract, 18c value, 15c bottle.
WAVERLY ROOT BEER EXTRACT, 10c VALUE, 8c BOTTLE.
Waverly Brand Canned Tomatoes, 13c value, 11c can.
Davis Baking Powder, 1 lb. can, 20c val 16c can.
Quaker or White Rose Oats, 10c value, 8c package.
Lemons, fine selected stock, 40c value, 30c dozen.
Other Departments-Main Floor
Ladies' Stylish Trimmed Hats, $4.00 and $5.00 val., $2.49 each.
Lot Outing and Sailor Hats, 25c value, 17c each.
Lot Outing Hats, great 10c value, 7c each.
Summer Lawns, good styles, 15c value, 10c yard.
Irish Poplin, sun and soap proof, 25c value, 22c yard.
Children's Parasols, fine assortment, 50c value, 42c each.
Dress Ginghams, best, 15c and I2jc quality, 11c yard.
Yard-wide French Cambric, 16c yard, 12c yard.
Niagara Maid long silk gloves, special, 90c pr.
Three leading styles Corsets, new models, 89c pr.
Gent's Madras Shirts, best $1.00 value, 90c each.
Gent's Ties, all styles, 25c value, 22c each.
72x90 Heavy Sheets, our own brand, special, 59c each.
45x36 Pillow Cases, 15c value, 12c each.
Second Floor Specials.
Ladies' Tailored Linene Waists, $1.00 and $1.25 value, 89c ea
Ladies' Corset Covers, lace trimmed, 50c value, 39c each.
Ladies' Dressing Jackets, 50c value, 43c each.
Ladies' White Petticoats, embroidery trimmed, 69c val., 49c ea.
Children's Colored Dresses, sizes 2-6, 59c value, 49c each.
3x6 feet reversible matting rugs, 60c value, 39c each.
Union Ingrain Stair Carpet, 35c value, 29c yard.
Linen Finished Shades, white and ecru, 40c value, 35c each.
9x12 best Axminpter Rugs, $25.00 value, $22.50.
Katz Bros. Inc.
NOTICE-Monday Specials are sold for Cash.
Death of Mrs. Squire.
On Saturday evening, at her home
in Waymart, Mrs. Kate Squire wid
of of A. R. Squire, died, after a lin
gering Illness. She was the daughter
of William Mills, who emigrated to'
this country from England in 1851
and settled in Mt. Pleasant township,
this county. The deceased was then
seven years of age. Eleven years
later she was united In marriage to
A. G. Wood, of Honesdale, Pa. They
began housekeeping and later settled
in Waymart, where Mr. Wood died
in 1887. In 1889 she was united in
marriage to A. R. Squire, who died
Mrs. Squire was a devout Christian
woman, being a member of the M. E.
church for over 56 years. She is
survived by two sons, Jesse A. Wood,
of home, and William H. Wood, of
Steene, Pa. Funeral services were
held from her late residence Tuesday
afternoon at 1 o'clock. Rev. Burch,
a former pastor of the M. E. church,
but now of Factoryvllle, officiated.
Interment took place In the Wood
family plot In Glen Dyberry ceme
WANT TO BUY A COSY COTTAGE
and lot near Honesdale?' We
have ono located on Dela'ware street
that would make an ideal home for
any employe of Honesdalo's varied
industries. Invest your savings in
a homo. It will pay you bigger in
terest and you will be interested to
a greater extent than if you paid
rent. Tho place Is your for a small
sum. Consult Buy-U-A-Home Real
ty Co., Jadwln Building, Honesdale.
I NSURE WITH C. BASSETT who has
1 represented the Fidelity Mutual Life
Insurance Co. of Philadelphia In Wayne'
county for over ten years.
Real Bargains, Generous and
Full Sized. Take a Hand in
the Hustle. Get Your Share.
We have given bargains a
new meaning in this commun
ity, made the word stand for
something definite and worthy,
for what it means everywhere
when honestly used according
to rule of business decency.
Our Monday bargain stand for
reliable merchandise, remark
able underprice and unusually