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The CITIZEN" IS A GENUINE
-f PROGRESSIVE NEWSPAl'ER -f
The Citizen believes In and ad
vocates paved streets In Hones
dale. That Is progress.
The Citizen believes in and advo
cates good roads built at the least
cost by the State. That is pro
gress. Tho Citizen believes that tho
time is fully ripe for women ' to
vote, and unhesitatingly says so.
That is progress.
The Citizen believes that If
Honesdale and Wayne county gen
erally are good enough to live in,
they are good enough to spend
our money in. That is progress.
The Citizen is always on the
alert to discover good points for
Wayne county and her people, and
then to advertise the same. That
No matter how good The Citizen
may have been in the past, It ex
pects to be better, and ever bet
ter in the days to come. That is
The Citizen believes in a clean
newspaper and as high a standard
of morals as humanity can possi
bly attain. That is progress.
Whatever is right, and good, and
true, and beautiful, and just, and
merciful, thoe things The Citizen
contends for and believes in.
That, surely, is progress. -
If anybody has a brand of Pro- -f
gresslveness that Is any better, we -f
are anxious to be introduced to it, -f
for we believe in the wisdom of -f
the best bit of advice" Get the -f
A survey of the brief opinions
printed in last Friday's Citizen, as
"well as those reproduced in this is
sue of to-day's paper, gives the read
er a fair idea of the expression of
the public on the pave question. It
is an unquestionable fact that the
majority of the taxpayers want this
improvement and when the votes
are counted on the evening of July
11, if the voter casts his ballot with
the same enthusiasm as he talks, the
election will go through with bells.
It rests entirely with the voter wheth
er he wants this improvement or not.
The sentiment in favor of pavo is
growing stronger every day. Every
body is talking pave.
Probably tho most striking econo
mic chango since 1897 has been the
tremendous increase in the cost of
living a situation which has at
tracted the anxious attention of
economists tho world over. The re
port of the bill to reduce the tariff
duties to provide revenue for the
government and for other purposes
gives interesting figures which rep
' resent the re'latlve advance in living
costs that has taken place during the
critical part of the period in question
In the United States.
"The price of farm products in
1897 was about So. 2 while in 1900
the price advanced to 109.5 which Is
an increase of 28.5 per cent. In
1910 the price of farm products
went up to 1C4.G making an increase
over 1897 of 93.2 per cent. This is.
the most striking increase. Food Is
next in line in the increase. The
price in 1897 was S7.7, in 1900 It
was 104.2, an in 1910 it was 128.7,
an increase of 4G.7 per cent, over the
cost of 1897.
The commodities that show less
of an increase are clothing, house
furnishing goods and metals and im
plements. , All commodities taken as'a whole
have increased since 897 Just 4C.7
GET OUT THE VOTE.
Pavo is essential. Young mon of
this day and generation It is up to
you to get the vote out on Friday
next. It will mean work, but what
Is not accomplished without work?
If we want a paved Main street we
must all put our shoulder to tho
wheel and push. Do not de'pend up
on the other fellow or bo satisfied
because your neighbor might vote
for this much needed Improvement,
tho town needs your voto to win the
election. Every voto counts, but be
sure It counts for pave. Every
mother's son ought to feel proud that
he will be privileged to voto for this
improvement, which is a step right
along progresslveness. Enough mer
chandise has been ruined by dust
from a dirt street. Vpte for pavo
to overcome the disagreeable dust,
to begin practicing economy In road
building, to have more sanitary and
healthful streets, to Increase the
value of real estate without addition
al taxes, to make a city out of
Honesdale. By all means VOTE.
THE DAISY FOB PENNSYLVANIA,
Unless Governor Tener should In
terpose an objection, and It hardly
seems likely, tho humblo little field
daisy will bo the official flowvf of
W. W. WOOD
JULY 8, 1013.
Pennsylvania, and June 14 of each
year will bo known as " Daisy Day."
So the Legislature has decreed after
a battle of the flowers lasting for
several months'. The bill making tho
daisy tho State flower was intro
duced early in tho session, but when
it went to the committee it was
changed to the blue violet and in the
Senate to the lilac. The shrinking
violet would have been generally
acceptable, but unfortunately, at
least three other States Illinois,
Rhode Island and Wisconsin have
already adopted that flower as their
emblem. One of the arguments used
in favor of the daisy was that it was
within the reach of all. Roses and
lilies may be reserved for the rich,
but the daisy can be had for the
It is interesting to note how rap
idly fads of this kind grow. There
is scarcely a State in the Union now
that has not designated Its favorite
flower either by act of the Legisla
ture or by the vote of the school
children. New York, prosperous and
great, has pre-empted the rose; Kan
sas selects the sunflower, Ohio the
carnation, Kentucky the golden rod,
New Mexico the cactus, and so on all
along the line. The love of flowers
is well nigh universal, and there is
an agreeable sentiment behind the
motives that designates flowers for
the various States. The custom of
selecting flowers as emblems, of
course, is not original with us.
Everybody recalls the War of the
Roses, and even to this day flowers
of oife kind or another are worn In
memory of a man or a cause.
In England the primrose is worn
on the birthday of Lord Beacons
fleld. In certain parts of Ireland the
followers of Parnell wear a sprig of
ivy on the anniversary of his death.
In France Uhe Orleanists wear white
daisies, and the Bonapartists the
violets, while in our own country
many thousands of persons wear a
red carnation one day in the year in
memory of William McKinley.
Honesdale people should all vote
for paved streets
Honesdale is the county seat of
the most beautiful and most desir
able county in Northeastern Penn
sylvania and cannot afford to long
er remain unpaved.
It will increase the value of real
The amount of the proposed bond
ed indebtedness is so insignificant
and is proportionately scattered
among 800 taxpayers. As a matter
of fact there are several individuals
Included in this number of 800 who
would not bo the least bit frighten
ed individually and alone to invest
the entire amount in a business nro-
ject. Why should 800 taxpayers be
afraid of a proposition so essentially
needful that would cause no hesita
tion whatever to many individuals
that are included in the 800?
The taxes will not bo Increased.
This statement is backed by the fact
tnat tno state Highway Department
has 17,500 available for this pave.
The Wayne County Street Railway
company will pay Its share and thus
make the burden lighter.
It would not bo fair to the trolley
company. If tho trolley company
does not pavo when tho road Is built
It will necessitate unnecessary addi
tional expense when called upon lat
er to tear up their tracks and lay
It has been demonstrated that It Is
almost Impossible to maintain street
car tracks in tho center of a much
traveled street in such a condition
that they will not be the direct cause
of broken wheels and other ,damage
and loss to vehicles.
Honesdale has been paved "with
good intentions" long enough,.
It Is cheaper to pavo with brick
than it is to haul broken stono on
the streets and haul it all off again
in the form of MUD.
It Is more sanitary, healthful and
You flna The Citizen Interesting?
Wellt you will find that It will grow
better and better.
E. h. HAHDtNDKr.tm
TRIES ML BABE
father Then Blows Out His
GRIEVED OVER DEATH OF WIFE
Ties Handkerchief About Infant's Neck
In Effort to Strangle It Cries of
Child In Bushes Load to Dis
covery of Ghastly Crime.
Now York, July 7. Mrs. Mary Wat
sou, twenty-two years old. died at the
Scavlew hotel at Rocknway Beach of
aseptic poisoning, and after her death
her husband, Thomas, took their Uttlo
baby, tried to strangle It with a hand'
kerchief and blew out his own bryfhs
with a revolver in a clump of laurels
in tho tract of land In Neponslt which
Is to be the city beach park.
Watson's. 'body was found by two
brothers Libert Brooks ofPlninfleld.
N. J., and John Brooks ofYonkers
who were walking on the beach about
three blocks from the end of tho Ocean
Electric Uallwny company in Neponsit
when they Ifcard tho half strangled
cries of n baVy from a clump of laurel.
They looked'into tho bushes and found
Watson dead with a bullet in his hend
and a revolver clutched in his right
baud. By his side was the baby with
a handkerchief bound around Its ne'ek.
One of the brothersran to the offices
of tho Neponslt Realty company and
called tho Rockaway hospital while tho
other loosened tho handkerchief around
the baby's neck and did what ho could
to restore It. When Dr. Abratns ar
rived in an ambulance ho found that
the father was dead, but the baby
wasn't much tho worse for strangula
tion nnd was taken to the hospital. It
will probably live.
Married Only a Year.
Watson was twenty-four years old
and was foreman of a construction
gang for tho Bitter, Hyphon & Con
nolly Construction company of Pitts
burgh, who have just completed a
largo gas tank at Rockaway Beach for
the Queens Gas and Electric Lighting
company. He and his wife were Eng
lish and had been in this country nine
months. They were married about a
Last January they came to Rocka
way Beach and went to live at tho
Ocean View hotel on tho Boulevard.
Two weeks ago Mrs. Watson bore a
baby girl, and after her confinement
aseptic poisoning sot in. Sho got
worse, nnd yesterdny morning her phy
sician, Dr. Frank P. Hatfield, called
to see her at 8:30 o'clock and told tho
husband that sho couldn't possibly live.
At 10 o'clock Dr. Hatfield met Wat
son on tho Boulevard, and the latter
said that his wife had died. Watson
then went to tho houso of Mrs. S. Ells
worth of Wnlnwright, where the Wat
son baby'was taken on Saturday night,
got the little girl and asked Mrs. Ells
worth to fix up a bottlo of milk for It.
Ho said nothing of his wife's death,
but left and boarded an Ocean Railway
company's car, where ho rode to tho
end of the line in Neponsit. That was
the last seen of him alive.
Tho bottle of milk was found in one
of his coat pockets.
CIRCLE SWING COLLAPSES.
Fivo Hurt In Amusement Accident at
New York, July 7. A circle swing
which whirls people about In small
boats at Midland Beach collapsed and
fell to the ground, frightening the oc
cupants of tho swing and Inflicting
some minor injuries. Mrs. Paul Bidder
of 10 Johnson avenue, Cranford, N. J.,
sustained a contusion of tho right
nnkle. Mrs. Edward Collins, Mrs. Rld-
der's next door neighbor and on occu
pant of tho same boat, escaped Injury
Charles Scetn, twenty-nino years old, a
barber, of 32S East Fourteenth street,
sprained the muscles of his back, and
Mamie Scetn of tho same address sus
tained some slight bruises. Tony
Geade, sis years old, and Rosio Geade,
twenty-one, both of 50 Carmine street,
Manhattan, escaped with a few slight
Tho Injured, after receiving medical
attendance, returned home.
LAKE BOATS IN GALE MISSING.
Thirty Persons In Eleven Craft Caught
Cleveland. Jnlv 7 Rnornsi nf hnntc
fishing dories fcnd pleasure craft were
caught in n fifty mile an hour gale on
Lako Erie, .id at leaat eleven are not
accounted for yet. Onu is a power
launch, which was reported sunk, and
cue ten otuers aro fishing boats. At
least thirty persons aro supposed to bo
Three men, two women and a girl
wero capsized in n twenty-fivo foot
launch off Rock river. Tho men clung
to tho women nnd tho overturned boat
until all were rescued.
Tho life Bavins crow was pniini nut
to hunt for a launch which was report-
uq sunu aoout two miles west of Rocky
river. They could find no traco of her.
19 Pound Babyj Parents Weigh 500.
South Ozone Park. N. Y., July 7.a
boy 'weighing nineteen pounds was
born to Mr. nnd Mrs. Louis Stonlsch,
whoso aggregnto weight Is 500 pounds.
"I'll look like a pygmy besldo my boy
when he's half my present ago," said
the father, who tips tho beam at 316
Foster's Weather Bulletin
Cowrlghlcd 19)3 By W.T.FOSTER
WASHINGTON, D. C, July 5.
Last, bulletin gave forecasts of dis
turbance to cross continent July 9
to 14, warm wave 8 to 13. Cool wave
12 to 16. This will bring the hot
test weather of July. It will bo the
last of tho dangerous storms that
belong to the first great storm per
iod of July that has been timed for
first half of July. The destructive
storms of this period began earlier
than expected and are said to have
destroyed property in southeastern
and northeastern states valued be
tween one and two million dollars.
Our danger signals hang out for the
great storm to cross continent near
July 10 and 14.
Next disturbance will reach Pa
cific coast about July 14, cross Pa
cific slope by close of 15th, great cen
tral valleys 1G to 18, eastern sec
tions 20. Warm wave will cross Pa
cific slope about July 14, great cen
tral valleys 16, eastern sections 18.
Cool wave will cross Pacific slope
about July 17, great central valleys
19, eastern sections 21.
This will be a moderate disturb
ance after it passes east of meri
dian 90 but west of that line its
force is so uncertain that it should
be watched. Off our northwestern
coast that storm will bo of greater
than usual force and our storm sig
nals will hang out for all along the
Alaskan and Columbian coasts.
Good time for shipping interests with
in 500 miles of Sitka to keep their
weather eye open toward the west.
About July 8 to 11 it will be just
as safe on land as to be on the
steamship route from New York to
Liverpool. You will enjoy the trip
fully as much if you start a little
later and the steamship companies
will have better reputations as
means for pleasure trips. The same
will apply to the Gulf of Mexico, the
Carribean sea and our southeastern
coasts. Look out for a hurricane
Our early advice to producers of,
and dealers in, grain and cotton has
been of immense value. Those who
adopted that advice as their guide
are immensely well pleased. In the
Familiar White Goods
Along New Lines9 Presenting a
Grand Fete of Values.
NEVER HAS THIS TOWN WITNESSED SUCH A FESTIVAL OF VALUE
ATED AT THIS STORE, WEDNESDAY, JULY O. OUR PREPARATIONS FOR TniS GREAT COTTON
CARNIVAL ILVVE COVERED WEEKS OF SEARCHING AND KEEN MERCHANDISING. THROUGH THE
GENEROUS CO-OPERATION OF MILLS AND WHOLESALERS WE nAVE BEEN ENABLED TO GATHER
AN UNPARALLELED SHOWING OF COTTON OF EVERY DESCRIPTION AND TO QUOTE PRICES THAT
nAVE NOT BEEN EQUALLED FOR MANY YEARS. THE MUSLIN UNDERGARMENTS IN MIIS SALE
WERE MANUFACTURED BY TnE KATZ UNDERWEAR COMPANY OF HONESDALE..
Muslin Gown's Part in King
Handsome style, low neck, lace trimmed, a fine
$1.25 value. During King Cotton Carnival,
Look in our window and see the Best Initial
Gown made for $1. During tho King Cotton Car
nival, each 70c
Crepe Gowns, trimmed with Cluny. Lace, sea
son's favorite, during King Cotton Carnival .80c
Merry Group of Carnival Values
Ladles' Muslin Drawers, embroidery trimmed,
35c value, 25c each.
Ladies' Corset Covers, lace and embroidery
trimmed, 21c each.
Ladies' Skirts, embroidery trimmed, ?1 value,
White Fabrics and Domestics
It Is impossible to estimate the importance of
this King Cotton Carnival until you personally in
spect these fabrics and compare our present prices
with those you pay elsewhere.
Fruit, Lonesdale and Hill Muslin to go at 9c yd.
Good quality bleached Muslin, ' extra value, 8c
27 inch Persian Lawn, 15c value, 10c yard.
28 Inch India Lawn, 20c value, 15c yd.
Yard wide Dress Linen, 45c value,
The Carnival Extends to Wash
Dresses and Waists
Entire stock of Waists, $1 and $1.25 value, 89c
An endless line of Wash Dresses to go at mark
ed down prices.
south they have held from 100 to
1200 bales of cotton since it was
selling a little above 8 cents and
their profits are now about $20 a
bale. Others have held their oats
since the price was 32 cents and
have profited 10 cents a bushel or
?100 on each 1000 bushels. That is
more than 30 per cent, profit in 3
months. This illustrates the great
valuo of long range weather fore
casts. The producer, the. dealer and
the consumer, who have been gov
erned by our weather calculations,
have had great advantages over
those who do not profit by such In
formation. Next disturbance will reach Paci
fic coast about July IS, cross Pacific
slope by close of 19 th, great contral
valleys 20 to 22, eastern sections
23. Warm wave will cross Pacific
slope about July 18, great contral
valleys 20, eastern sections 22. Cool
wave will cross Pacific slope about
July 21, great central valleys 23,
eastern sections 25.
Temperatures of this disturbance
will average about normal but will
go up to high and down to low de
grees, very warm as tho disturbance
comes in and very cool after it has
passed. A very great fall in tem
peratures from near July 12 to near
Great extremes of rainfall are ex
pected for July, particularly In the
great ' central valleys; severe
drouths in some places and too
much rain in others.
'HOPPERS EAT UP CROPS.
Grain nnd Clover Vanish in One Part
of Lehigh County.
Allentown, June 28. Ten thous
and dollars is declared to be a low
estimate of the damage inflicted on
growing crops by the pest of grass
hoppers which prevails in the vicin
ity of Schwenkville, Lehigh county.
One of their first acts of destruc
tion was the eating up of the hay
crop on the farm of former Recorder
of Deeds George F. Knerr. Today
samples of rye and wheat heads were
brought to this city that had been
denuded of grain by the grosshop
pers. It is declared that the insects
have eaten practically all the grain
on the farms of Henry Semmel, Jas.
Bechman, Joel Hunsicker and John
Bear, near Schwenkville. Besides
this, the grasshoppers have eaten all
the clover on a number of farms.
value 57c each.
from loc to
KNOT IS TIED AT "1 DO."
Court Settles Time In Ceremony'
AVhcn Couples Arc Married.
Columbus, O. The question of at
what point in a marriage ceremony
tho parties becomo man and wife
was passed upon by Justice E. B.
Dillon last week in the case of Julia
E. Roberts vs. the Estate of Albert
Roberts. Whllo she was being mar-
neci to Roberts in 1904 ho feu dead.
Her claim to his cstato as his widow
was resisted by other heirs on tho
ground that only at tho conclusion
of the ceremony could she have been
Her attorney proved that tho cere
mony had passed the point at which
each party said, "I do," In response
to tho minister s question, and held
that completed the contract. Judge
Dillon decided that sho was Roberts'
widow but sustained a motion for a.
rehearing in tho case.
NO MORE DIP MILK.
At a regular meeting of the Board
of Health of Middlotown, on Tuesday
evening, a resolution was adopted
forbidding tho selling of dipped mlllcl
in that city after January 1, 1914.1
A similar resolution has been pass-1
eu in Fort Jervis to take effect on
At the last meeting, the license of
one dealer was revoked for Selling
dipped milk, but this action was
rescinded at the meeting Tuesday
evening, and all dealers will bo al
lowed to sell until January 1 next.
The milk inspection committee re
ported that they have visited twen-l
ty dairies since the last renort. nine
teen of which are in better condition!
than last year, and but one dalryl
. . Tho special election on Friday!
Is restricted to only Honesdale vo-J
tcrs. Tho consensus of opinion isl
lor pave. Tho increased indebted
ness for tho town will bo only $14.-
OOO. AViU Honesdalo over pavo any!
ciienper.' Do your Uuty at the pollsl
on r riciay.
Before you start on your va
cation see that you are supplied!
with some Neura Powders fori
Headache, io and 25 cents.
GIVING AS AVILL BE INAUGUR
Sheets and Pillow Cases
well to take liberal advantage of till
low prices tho King Cotton Carnival offers. I
81x90 Hemstitched Sheets, special 75c, each. I
81x90 heavy seamless Sheets, our brand, 05c each
seamless Sheets, our own brand, 701
Sheets, elegant 50c value, 39c eaclj
quality Pillow Cases, 20c value, 1CI
45x3G Good quality Pillow Cases, 18c value, lDi
45x30 Fair quality Pillow cases, 13c value, 10c e:l
Laces and Embroideries
Embroideries in this sale are froil
the Katz Underwear Co. and prices are so lol
can afford to purchase generousij
Val and Torchon, In 12 yd. lengtlj
10,000 yards Lace and Embroideries, broke)
styles in all widths, value from 10c and 25c, il
Embroideries, Insertion and Galloons, valuil
25c yd., lie yard.
32 Inch White Shirting, best 19c value, 15c y
Princess Slips are Playing a
Slip, trimmed with embroidery ar
King Cotton Carnival si
Slip, embroidery trimmed, ?2 vali
Cotton Carnival $1.
Spreads, $1.50 val., $1.;
FULL WEIGHT, I
Night Shirts, 50c value, 43c
or without Collars. A Great Vail