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THE CITIZEN, TUESDAY, JULY 15, 1913.
Scinl-Wcckly Founded 10 08; Weekly rounded 1841.
Published Tuesdays and Fridays by
E. B. IIAItDEN'BEnall PRESIDENT
II. C. VAN ALSTYNE nnd E. 13. CALLAWAY MANAGING EDITORS
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AND FEAT URE WRITER.
M. B, ALLEN,
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NOW FOR GREATER HONESDALE.
The time Is ripe for Greater
Honesdale. It Is a pity that a place
the size of Honesdale, with all the
chance In the world to expand,
should be kept cooped up In a small
borough line and give an expression
to the country at large that we only
have a population of 3,000, when In
reality nearly 7,000 people live with
in a radius of one mile from the
Honesdale postolllce. Let's branch
out. The overwhelming victory of
the pave issue signifies to the people
that they do not want to remain In
the dark ages all the days of their
life. Let us exercise that pull-together
habit and get under one gov
ernment, Instead of being divided in
borough and township. Texas town
ship will soon have to build new
school houses to care for its pupils.
Its school tax is now higher than
Honesdale. Why make an unneces
sary increased indebtedness when
Honesdale can take care of Its High
People cannot get away from facts
and figures. We therefore reproduce
a few figures for brain food and ask
our Texas readers to digest them.
Honesdale's' school district tax levy
is C mills on the dollar valuation,
having been reduced from 7 mills
two years ago, before the new
school house was erected. Where Is
the increased tax?' Property own
ers are paying less school tax today
than they did when the old school
house was standing. The assessment
books show this. In one instance
the reduction is ?2.20. Now com
pare this with Texas township. Out
side of Seelyville and White Mills,
which are Independent school dis
tricts, Texas township taxpayers pay
a school tax lovy of 7 mills on the
dollar valuation, a half mill more
than Honesdale. Seelyville property
owners are taxed 9 mills on the dol
lar valuation and Honesdale only
6, having as an asset a beautiful
$00,000 school building with all
modern conveniences, ventilation
plant and other appointments com
plete. A BIT OP INFORMATION.
There was an election in Hones
dale last Friday. We don't know but
we would let It go at that and say
nothing more about It If it were not
for one or two little incidents.
Here is one of them:
The Citizen began booming the
pave project last January, and kept
right at it, publishing article after
article, argument after argument,
columns of Information for Hones
dale readers. This work was backed
right up by the Honesdalo Board of
Trade and the Honesdale Business
On the Tuesday before the elec
tion our esteemed contemporary, the
Independent, published ONE article,
and that less than a column long.
It started off with this statement:
" So far this journal has tak
en no active part in advocating
the pavement of Main street."
Tho statement is absolutely truo,
although farther on In the ar
ticle it admits that
. " Honesdale is somewhat be
hind the times and other places
of its size throughout tho coun
try on its street Improvements.
The modern way, and the one
adopted by all growing towns,
is now up to the people and
taxpayers of our boro to ac
cept or reject."
In the face of this candid admis
sion, can auyone grasp tho peculiar
logic that directs a newspaper that
claims to bo the organ of Progres
"take no active part in tho
pavement of Main street?"
Why did the Independent publish
Its ono article at all? It claims that
this was tho reason:
"As wo near tho taking of
the referendum vot on tho
question of increase of debt,
Interest Is nwnkenlng and pco
plo nro making diligent inquiry
regarding tho details of tho
plan. These wo are giving In .
another column in order that
our taxpayers may vote intelli
gently on the question. Tho
figures given are those of State
Engineer Wegel to our town
It Is true that " Interest was
awakening"; but the Independent
didn't sound any gongs according
to its own admission to help the
" awakening " along.
It la true that tho people were
the Citizen Publishing Company.
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making diligent inquiry"; but they
were not led to do so by anything
the Independent published, and it
admits the fact.
In some way the people found out
what they wanted, and The Citizen
modestly claims a little just a lit
tle credit along that line.
The Independent pursued a "don't
care a hang whether Main street is
paved or not" policy, and passed that
over as a sample of progresslveness.
The people to the tune of 10 to one
rebuked the spirit of that sort of
progresslveness. They "care a hang
whether Main street is paved or not,"
and said so most emphatically.
The President of the Council, Mar
tin Caufleld, said " the way to pave
is to linve," and the people took up
the slogan. The Citizen believes
that true progresslveness is some
thing that makes progress, such as
replacing the mud on Honedalo's
main street with substantial pave,
and dares and does say as much.
Another choice bit of "knocking"
in the article in the Independent
was the following:
" There is much apprehension
expressed that the proposed
trolley railway company will
not meet its share of the pave
This was published In the face of
the following published statement of
M. B. Allen, the President of the
Wayne County Street Railway Com
pany: "Emphatically yes! The Wayne
Street Railway company will do its
And now, in conclusion, wo refer
our esteemed contemporary, iii the
most loving manner imaginable, to
-f -f t
The CITIZEN IS A GEXUIXE
-f PROGRESSIVE NEWSPAPER
The Citizen believes In and ad-
-f vocates paved streets In Hones-
-f dale. That Is progress,
-f Tho Citizen believes In and advo-
4- cates good roads built at the least
-f cost by the State. That la pro-
f The Citizen believes that the
-f time Is fully ripe for women to
vote, and unhesitatingly says so.
-f That Is progress,
f The Citizen believes that If
f Honesdale and Wayne county gen-
f erally are good enough to live In,
-f they are good enough to spend
t- 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 tho 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 13
Tho 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, those things The Citizen
contends for and believes In.
That, surely, is progress.
If anybody has a brand of Pro
gresslveness that is any better, we
are anxious to do introduced to it,
for we believe In the wisdom of
the best bit of advice" Get the
EXTERIXG XEW ERA.
Honesdale is entering into a now
dawn of civic progresslveness. Hur
rah for tho pave victory.
Lookout, July 12. Net proceeds
from tho 4th of July picnic, $57.39.
Mr. anil Mrs. Wm. Schweighofer
and children of West Damascus, at
tended the picnic at this place.
Mrs. Walter Anderson of Pino
Mill, recently visited her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. George Kellam'.
Annie Knapp has returned home
after an extended visit with relatives
at Norwich, N. Y.
Mr. and Mrs. Laford Teeple spent
Wednesday afternoon at Honesdalo.
Mrs. A. Daney called on Mrs. E.
Stevens at Union on Wednesday.
Hon. J. G. Hill returned from
Gettysburg on Saturday of last week.
Mrs. J. G. Hill is visiting friends
Before you start on your va
cation see that you are supplied
with some Neura Powders for
Headache. 10 and 25 cents.
Some Citizens We Greet
When H. F. Nicholson, of Hamlin,
came into tho office tho other day It
took some little time to remove the
various layers of tho past before wo
could just place him and say, "Hello,
Frank, I knew It was you all tho
time!" When tho last layer of mem
ory was tenderly raised, there was
revealed the original picture with a
circle of years surrounding it as a
sort of frame? and that picture was
of a little old school house at Ledge
dale, on tho Wayne county side of
tho Wallen-Paupack, in the winter of
1872-3. that little school house was
just packed full of children, for
Ledgedale at that time was a very
busy little tannery town, and It was
before "race sulcldo" was talked
about In the papers.
When tho fresh young school mas
ter went tliere he was almost fright
ened out of a year's growth over the
assurances that the scholars of that
particular school did things to the
teacher occasionally. There were
lots of "big boys," also a goodly
number of "big girls," and Frank
Nicholson was almost as old and
fully as large as was the teacher.
It is the unexpected that Invari
ably happens, and the Ledgedale
school was no exception. Instead of
being a "hard" school it was one of
the nicest and pleasantcst proposi
tions that ever came down the pike.
That was In the days of spelling
bees, donation visits, Good Templars
and singing schools. The night when
we all went in big slcighloads across
country through the huge drifts to
Arlington where we had oyster soup,
cake, pickles and pie; played "Co
penhagen" and "needle's eye" for the
benefit of preacher R. C. Gill, leaving
behind more than one hundred dol
lars In good greenbacks for that Indi
vidual as the sleighloads returned
home in the gray of a cold winter's
morning, will not soon be forgotten.
Neither shall we soon forget the
trips on Saturdays to the hemlock
forest after bark; nor the trip over
to "Hardscrabble" where Nicholson,
the teacher, and Bert Chamberlain
feasted on friend eggs for dinner,
then had their pictures taken. Every
one of the trio had a violin in his
hand, all ready to play; but the
teacher couldn't play a note on any
kind of a musical instrument, neith
er could young Chamberlain. With
their hats trimmed with laurels and
with those fiddles gripped desperate
ly, tnose were some pictures, and
aon't rorget it.
Nor can we forget the fact that
Bert's father put in a barrel of fine
cider and didn't tan it. Bert called
tho teacher in one day to look at
the barrel. He "lifted" the wooden
plug from the big bung hole so that
tne delicious aroma micht escane.
Then he fished out of his pocket a
glass tube whose proper work was to
Indicate the amount of water in tho
little upright boiler that was used in
tho tannery in winter and on a boat
tnat hauled leather down tho river
to Wilsonville In the warm months.
Bert put the gauge into tho hole,
tried it to see if it would "work."
then handed It over to the teacher,
and, like a real Southern gentleman,
turned nis nacic, nrst cautioning the
teacher not to drop the thing into the
oarrei, "ror, said he, "if you should
I couldn't get it out, and father
would give me Hail Columbia when
he ran across it sometimes." Need
less to say that 8-inch glass tube was
not dropped! That was in the days
when gray hairs, or no hair at all,
were not worn by the teacher
as a regular thing, when he didn't
nave to sign and cry, and
"Wish I was a Yankee boy,
And was at home again,
I'd suck sweet cider through a straw
And fish In every rain."
Nor, is it easy to forget the St.
Patrick's day after school was out
and the start for homo was made.
There was a heavy satchel to tote all
the way to Salem Corners. The daily
mail for Honesdale had gone. There
was dinner at the tavern, then anoth
er six miles were walked to No. 12
on tho gravity railroad. Say, man
dear, but that satchel was heavy!
The snow was deep and the drifts
were so high that the tops of fence
stakes only showed a little ways
above tho surface. When No. 12 was
reached the gravity cars wero not
running, for it was St. Patrick's tlnv.
and that used to be a holiday on the
Biiivuy roaus in tnose good old days.
The satchel was bv t.hn. tim on
heavy that tho teacher fairly ached
to throw it away. Six miles more,
down the track, 18 miles in all,
weighted down with that nli
It was surely heart breaking!
After Robertson's tannery wnn infi-
In the rear, and It seemed that the
oones in our legs Had been driven up
wards until they stuck up over our
Mud "You are too much for mo."
Miss Brick "Oh, I don't know,
only ten to one."
shoulders like two sticks, there was
the welcome sound of cars approach
ing. It proved to bo a single car in
charge of "Roaring Gill" Spangen
berg, the head runner on John Sam
son's train. His wife was with him.
He stopped his "wagon," and a thor
oughly disgusted and completely
worn out ex-school master climbed
slowly and lamely aboard, dragging
that two-ton satchel after him. There
was only a mile and a half left of
that 18 mile Journey, but it was the
hardest stunt, that young teacher
ever did in all his life.
Well, those were tho thoughts that
rose up life ghosts as H. F. Nichol
son paid his subscription and smiled,
just like his father, Seth G., used to
smile when ho was deputy Prothono
tary under the lato local historian,
P. G. Goodrich. Seth, by the way,
was one of the best pensmen In
Wayne county, and Frank didn't
have to take off his hat to many in
that line, either.
When in the office swapping yarns
he told smilingly of a recent experi
ence that we pass on to our readers.
His hair is dark, and you'd never
guess or reckon him to be CO years
old; but right in tho midst pf his
dark hair are ono or two locks of
white. He didn't explain how they
got there. But there they are, show
ing up in contrast like a white cat on
a dark night. Somebody told him
to get an old-fashioned big copper
cent, put it in a bottle, pour vinegar
on It, let it set for a few days, giving
it an occasional shaking, then use it
on the white locks of hair. He nald
five cents for the big copper In Phil-1
aueipnia, put the vinegar on it, wait
ed, shook It, and all the rest, then
used the mixture just once. He said
he believed It would have worked
had he gone right on with the game,
but he quit, and those white locks
are still there, and tho bottle with
the cent and vinegar are sitting un
used on tho upper shelf of his kitchen
cupboard in Hamlin, the town in
which he was born just 60 years ago.
If any of our readers have white
locks among the black, they may try
this remedy just as much as they
wish, and maybe It will work all
right. Who knows to the contrary.
or can know to the contrary without
giving tne remedy a fair trial?
Miss Helen Brock, of Allentown, is
spending a few days in Honesdale.
Along New Lines5 Presenting a
NEVER HAS THIS TOWN WITNESSED SUCH A FESTTVAIi OF VALUE GIVING AS WAS INAUGUR
ATED AT THIS STORE, WEDNESDAY, JULY 0. OUR PREPARATIONS FOR THIS GREAT COTTON
CARNIVAL HAVE COVERED WEEKS OF SEARCHING AND KEEN MERCHANDISING. THROUGH THE
GEXEROUS CO-OPERATION OF MILLS AND WHOLESALERS WE HAVE BEEN ENABLED TO GATHER
AN UNPARALLELED SHOWING OF COTTON OF EVERY DESCRD?TION AND TO QUOTE PRICES THAT
HAVE NOT BEEN EQUALLED FOR MANY YEARS. THE MUSLIN UNDERGARMENTS IN THIS SALE
WERE MANUFACTURED BY THE KATZ UNDERWEAR COMPANY OF IIOXESDALE. THE SALE IS
NOW IN FULL SWING.
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 tho
Gown made for $1. During the King
Crepe Gowns, trimmed with Cluny
son's favorite, during King Cotton
Merry Group of Carnival
Ladies' Muslin Drawers, embroidery trimmed.
35c value, 25c each.
Ladies' Corset Covers, lace and
trimmed, 21c each.
Ladles' Skirts, embroidery trimmed. $1 value.
White Fabrics and Domestics
It Is impossible to estimate the importanco of
this King Cotton Carnival until you personally in
spect these fabrics and compare our present prices
with those you pay elsowhero.
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.
W. H. Lee and F. P. Kimble, exe
cutors of the estate of Mary E. Ap
pley, lato of Honesdale, to Philip
Krantz, same, land in Honesdale; ?1,
Raymond T. Kimble et ux. of Cam
bridge, O., to Charles C. Lamoreux,
land in South Canaan; ?1,
Amanda M. Carr, Mary Carr Wil
Hams, et ux., heirs of Casprian Carr,
f SNAPPY LITTLE BUSINESS STORIES.
(Copyrighted 1911 by R. B. Simpson.)
Elbert Hubbard declared recently
that the four biggest things in our
existence are agriculture, transporta
tion, distribution and advertising.
The fifth big thing manufacturing
These five great forces are covered
by two words porduction and distri
bution. Production Includes all
farming, stock raising, mining and
manufacturing. Distribution includes
transportation and all forms of ad
vertising and selling.
(Production is largely a mechanical
process controlled by set rules evolv
ed from a technically trained mind.
Ten shoe manufacturers may use the
same kind of machinery, the same
grades of leather and employ the
same methods and all turn out exact
ly the same kind of shoes.
But let these ten concerns or any
ten in other lines of business employ
the same plan of distribution and no
two of them will show the same re
sults. Tho real problem in the manu
facturer and retailer is the distribu
tion of the finished product. The
best means to this end is advertis
ing and advertising Is the big end
of business. It's a business In it
self one that knows no rules, but
is subject to constantly changing
The basic elements of success in
every advertisement are found in the
Read Every Talk
rand Fete of Values.
from 15c to
of Scranton, to Jay Williams, Clin
ton, land in Clinton township; $800.
Irving R. Benjamin et ux., of
South Canaan, to Joseph Arclsweskl,
of Winto'n, land In South Canaan;
W. W. Wood returned last week
from a trip to Boston, Mass., and
other New England cities.
plan behind the campaign. Adver
tising cannot gather force continual
ly nor can a salesman become more
than a mere order-taker unless back
ed by a sound plan.
Advertising MAKES a business,
but it will also BREAK it if the
plan is wrong, Incomplete or alto
gether lacking. The perfect plan
makes tho advertising co-efilclent
with tho sales .force, but the plan
must be consistently followed to its
Many promising National campaigns
have failed because their promoters
tried to do too much at the start.
They wasted their initial advertising
appropriation by scattering it thinly
over a large area through National
publications Instead of concentrating
on the home market FIRST. They
started with the wrong plan.
Any article good enough to bo sold
by dealers in other cities is good
enough for the people of your home
city. Use your daily newspapers for
creating home demand FIRST and
then extend your distribution
through newspapers In other cities.
In this way you can concentrate on
choice territory and finally extend
your business to smaller centers, by
using National mediums.
A careful analysis of your proposi
tion, an efficient organization, and a
complete plan will make your adver
tising sell goods at a profit.
- It's Worth While.
Sheets and Pillow Cases
You'll do well to take liberal advantage of the
low prices the King Cotton Carnival offers.
81x90 Hemstitched Sheets, special 75c, each.
81x90 heavy seamless Sheets, our brand, G5c each.
72x90 heavy seamless Sheets, our own brand, 70c
value 57c each.
Patent Seam Sheets, elegant 50c value, 39c each.
45x3G Extra quality Pillow Cases, 20c value, lCc
45x36 Good quality Pillow Cases, 18c value, 13c
45x3G Fair quality Pillow cases, 13c value, 10c ea.
Laces and Embroideries
Lacos and Embroideries In this sale are from
tho Katz Underwear . Co. and prices aro so low
that everyone can afford to purchase generously.
1500 Pieces Val and Torchon, in 12 yd. lengths
10,000 yards Lace and Embroideries, broken
styles in all widths, value from 10c and 25c, 5c
,25c yd., 11c yard.
32 Inch White Shirting, best 19c value, 15c yd.
Princess Slips are Playing a
Princess Slip, trimmed with embroidery and
Lace, during King Cotton Carnival 80c
Princess Slip, embroidery trimmed, ?2 value,
during King Cotton Carnival $1.75
Honey Comb Spreads, $1.50 val., $1,25
Men's Night Shirts, 50c value, 43c
Muslin, with or without Collars. A Great Value.