The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, September 05, 1913, Image 1

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71st YEAR. --NO. 72
lie Wns Prominent In Politics hi
Wayne County, Having Repre
sented District in State Legisla
ture Democratic County Chair
Hon. Leopold Fuerth, ono of
Wayne's county best known men,
prominent In Its political and busi
ness life, died suddenly during Wed
nesday morning, his lifeless body be
ing found in bed by members of his
family cho went to call him when
ho did nil arise at his usu:il hoiir.
The news of his death when it
spread throughout Honesdale, caus
ed a distinct shock to all his ac-
quaintances, and everywhere In town
there was keen regret at his passing
Mr. Fuorth came to Honesdale lo
make his home in 1875, having been
married the year before to Miss
Rachel Silverstone, wljile ho was re
aming m rori jervis, xv. ., wnero
he had been in business several
.years and had become prominent In
tne life or the town, Ailing the dosI-
tion of chief of the fire department
and other places of honor. Since
1873 his home had been here, and
from the early years of his career
he was foremost in the business and
political life of the town. He was a
Democrat In politics, and had serv
ed his party well and been honored
by it. In 1884 he was the candl
date of his party for the legislature,
but was defeated. In 1900 he again
received tne nomination and was
elected, being re-elected in 1902.
serving the two terms with credit
to himself and to his constituency.
Ho was again elected to tho lecis.
lature in 1D0C and In 1908, serving
these two terms also with credit,
and being placed on some of the
more important committees. While
in the legislature, ho was Instrument
tal In having money appropriated
tor tne erection at Pleasant Mount.
Wayne county, of a monument to
General Meredith, who was the Ilrst
treasurer of the United States under
the constitution. He also introduced
the bill and carried it through to
passage Increasing tne pay of jurors
from J1.50 to $2.50 per day.
At tho time of death, Mr. Fuerth
was chairman of the Democratic
county committee of this countv. and
had already mapped out consider
able campaign work. He was prom
inent in Odd Fellowship, being a
member of Howard lodge of Hones
dale, serving three years as district
deputy grand master, and for eigh
teen consecutlvo years was a repre
sentative from his lodge to the
grand lodge of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Fuerth was born in Austria,
February 1, 1848, and was educated
in the public schools of his native
town, and later for two years at
tended tho high school at Prague.
He came to tho United States In
18C3, and lived in New York city
and Newark, N. J until 18G8, when
he took up his residence at Port
Jervis, where he lived until coming
to Honesdale In 1875.
He Is survived by his wife and
three daughters Sadie H. and Etta
G., at home, and Bertha, wife of Dr.
E. T. Brown, of Honesdale.
Mr. Fuerth was known not only to
his friends and neighbors, but to all
with whom he came In contact as a
generous, warm-hearted public
spirited citizen. He favored every
movement which had In view the bet
terment of the town and its institu
tions. He was charitable and his
generosity often reached fully to tho
limit of his means. As a friend ho
was congenial and companionable to
a high degree. These qualifications
account In some degree at least for
tho esteem in Which he was held by
all, and together with his strict in
tegrity accounts for his success in
being four times elected as a repre
sentative from this county. As a
husband and father he was most
indulgent and generous and in his
own homo there will toe left a void
which shall remain for a long time
to come.
The funeral will be held from his
late homo on Fifteenth street this
(Friday) afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
Tho Citizen office is fully equipped
to do till kinds of Job Printing.
Commissioners Opened Bids at Reg
ular Meeting Tuesday Citizen
Prints Primary Ballots Oth
er Business.
S. E. Morrison was awarded the
contract for county plumbing at the
regular meeting of the county com
missioners held In the court house on
Tuesday, September 2. A bubble
fountain will be installed In the cor
ridor of the court house and many
other improvements will be made
The Citizen Publishing company
was awarded the contract for print
ing the ballots for the primary elec
tion, which wll1 be held on Septem
ber 1G, their hid having been the
lowest. There are 10,000 official bal
lots to be printed and 4,000 speci
men ballots. Besides these there are
7,000 official to be printed for the
non-partisan ballots, and 1,750 speci
men. Wayne county has 42 districts
and the name of each district must
be changed on tho back and stub as
well as the face of each ballot.
Bills that have accumulated during
the month of August were ordered
paid. Other routine business con
cluded the meeting.
The directors of the Wayne Coun
ty Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance
company met at the office of the
secretary last Saturday and declared
an assessment of 10 per cent, on
premium notes for the ensuing year.
All directors were present except
Robert Whittaker, of South Sterl
ing. The 10 per cent, assessment is two
per cent, higher than it was last
year For the year ending Septem
ber 1, 1912, the losses were ?10,000,
while for the year closing business
September 1, 1918, the total loss
amounted to $17,000, hence the in
crease. Tho Farmers' Mutual Is now
carrying insurance to the amount of
nearly $5,000,000.
Among other business transacted
was the increase of rate of insurance
on barns. Tho old rate was 4 ,
the new rato being doubled or 8 .
This only where barns are Insured
without the farm house. All losses
not adjusted were approved by the
board and the secretary was in
structed to draw orders on the treas
urer for the payment of same.
In tho matter to try and settle and
satisfactorily adjust the losses of Al-
den Davis, of Damascus, and also that
of Paul Vavorchak, of Canaan, Pres
ident H. C. Jackson appointed a com
mittee consisting of Attorney F. P,
Kimble and P. A. Clark. These gen
tlemen, it is alleged, ask for greater
damages than the company think it
ought to pay.
Depositions of witnesses In the
case of the directors of the poor of
Dreher township against the poor
directors of Sterling township, were
taken in the court room at tho court
house on Wednesday. It -was to have
been held in the grand Jury room but
on account of the large number of
witnesses the court room was found
The defendants' witnesses were
called Wednesday morning and fin
ished Rlinrtlv hafnrn nnnn "Plia Aa-
fendants' witnesses were called In
tne arternoon. Kimble & Hanlan rep
resented Henry Foster and J. M.
Catterson, poor directors of Sterling,
while M. IE. Simons and C. P. Searle,
Esq., represented the poor directors
of Dreher.
The trouble Is over the residence
of one Charles B. Edwards. Ed
wards lived In Dreher township and
it is alleged that an order of re
moval was secured before a Justice of
the peace and Edwards was obliged
to move into Sterling township.
Foster said that Edwards at no time
asked them, as poor directors, for
help but that they did help him at
one time when he injured his hand
In a saw mill. That was about seven
years ago.
Judge Searle will consider the
written evidence.
W. H. Leo, Honesdale, to Jacob
Metterer et ux. of Preston, land in
Preston township; $1.
Jacob Metterer et ux., of Preston,
to W. H. Lee, Honesdale, land in
Preston township; $1.
Joseph Metterer et ux., of Toma
hawk, Wisconsin, to Jacob Metterer,
of La Cledo, Idaho, land in Preston
township; $1.
George Scublx to Joseph Poloncic,
of Browndale, land In latter village;
W. H. Lee et ux., of Honesdale, to
Joseph Poloncic of Browndale, land
in Browndale; $200.
Carnllnfi C T.nrd nnrl nhnrlna P
Lord, of Manchester, to Joel L. Bul-
iock, same, land in Manchester town
ship; $1.
Mrs. Minnie Stephenson of Preston
to Milton Rhone, of same, land In
Preston township; $400.
Services will be resumed in the
Presbyterian church jnoxt Sunday.
Dr. Swift will speak at both services.
The topic In tho evening1 will be "A
Message From Labor Day."
Services In St. John's Ev. Lu
theran church Sunday, Sept. 7 th, will
be as follows: 10:30 a. m., "Der
Muhsame Lauf"; 11:45 a. m Bible
school; 7:30 p. m., "Prisoners for
"Peg O' My Heart" is Coming to
The winsome Irish girl, whoso wit,
purity unselfishness and ignoranco
has taken Now York by storm and
held the theatregolng public in tho
hollow of her band for the last ten
months, at the Cortland Theatre, at
tne Lyric Friday, sept. lath.
Dinner Saturday Evening and En
tertainment by Darin's Boy Or
chestra Furnished Pleasure for
Young Guests.
F. A. Jenkins, of Honesdale, en
tertained the concert company of
this place on Saturday evening at the
cottage on Mill 'Brook Farm which
was recently jointly purchased by
F. A. Jenkins, Joseph A. Bodle, Jr.,
and C. P. Searle, situated in Pau
pack township.
A dinner, prepared by Mrs. Jen
kins was the principal feature of the
evening and after it was over Dorln's
Boy orchestra gave selections.
Solos and choruses by members of
the party were very much enjoyed.
The" young people were transported
to the farm by William Reafier, Jr.,
David Peterson and F. A. Jenkins in
While the company wore seated
around tho large fireplace in tho cot
tage, the orchestra playing and
everybody singing and listening to
the crackling logs In the grate. Dr.
Frederick Brush and a friend from
Now York, came In. They were on
a hike overland from Susquehanna
where the former is spending the
summer. Dr. Brush Is a writer of
note and is one of the national di
rectors of the camp fire girl move
ment. Those present at the dinner were:
Misses Eda Krantz, Jane Hagaman,
Florence Eldred, Margaret Ebor
hardt, 'Elsie Krantz, Gertrude Krantz,
Lucllo Rowland, May Robinson,
Elsa Prosch, Mary Bodie, Jessica
Robinson, Mildred Ward, Maud Reh
bein, Dorothy Reafier, Flossie Bry
ant, Charlotte Bullock, Harriet Ar
nold, Elwin Butler, Somner Cross
ley, Robert Dorin,, Jr., Harold Mul
aney, Raymond Faatz, Edward Cau
lield, Charles Kreitner, R. M. Sal
mon, C. P. Searle, Joseph Bodie, Jr.,
Ray Dibble, George Hayward, H. G.
this is for you if you buy your house
hold goods, clothing, furnishings,
etc., out of town. Don't do it any
longer. It will not help the home
merchant and what out-of-town con
cern does anything to help Hones
dale? Think a little. It will help
you and certainly will help the town
to which you owe your living if the
co-operation spirit is practiced in
If you advertise steadily results
will bo sure to follow. -
When a golf player is "BUNKERED" bo is "UP AGAINST IT"
and "IN" BAD," to uso tho slang of tho day.
Local merchants aro "BUNKERED" when you fail to patronizo
thorn and send your monoy out of town to mail ordor houses.
Tho town itself is "BUNKERED" when it does not hustlo for
now industries and support a livo' Board of Trade.
Don't Be Bunkered!
We have instituted a process whereby we are In a position to do
all kinds of Silver Plating, Oxidizing, Gum Metaling. Gold Plat
ing with any kind of a finish you may desire, such as bright, satin
or gray on Silver and Roman, bright, rose or English on Gold.
The work is all done here in this store and we will gladly de
monstrate to you at any time.
The Jeweler, Silversmith and Optician
Opposite the
Was Held nt Gravity Saturdny In
stead of Ariel Association of
Wayne County Veterans Formed
A meeting of the survivors of
Company B, 3rd regiment, Pennsyl
vania reserves, was held at Gravity
oa Saturday, August 30. President
L. T. Adams opened the meeting and
called on Rev. Wm. Underwood to
lead In prayer. The roll call was an
swered by nine survivors, namely:
Ffeeland Brundage, Benjamin Ben
nett, C. W. Hubbard, Andrew
Brooks. 'E. A. Marshall, Joseph Bas
chon, H. Hlnes, C. E. Mitchell and L.
T, Adams.
The minutes of the last meeting
were read and approved. It was ux
plained why the meeting place had
been changed from Ariel to Gravity
The election of officers followed: L.
T. Adams, president; Freeland
Brundage, secretary; C. W. Hub
bard, treasurer.
A society to be composed of all
the veterans living in Wayne county
or vicinity was formed. The name
of the new organization will be
known as the Wayne County Veter
ans' Association. Albert Schaffer
was elected president unanimously;
L. T. Smith, vice-president; W. W.
Wood, secretary; Wm. II. BIdwell,
Rev. Underwood delivered an ad
dress and the ladies of Gravity serv
ed a sumptuous repast for the vet
erans. BETHANY.
Mrs. John Grey is spending some
time with Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Ross.
Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Avery and
children 'spent several days last
week with relatives In Mount Pleas
ant. Mrs. Voigt and sister, Miss Schoon
over, of Honesdale, spent Sunday
with their sister, Mrs. Ernest Bodie.
Mr. Becker of Wilkes-Barre, spent
Sunday and Labor Day at Ms. D. W.
Miss Eva Harmes left for Mount
Pleasant Sunday by auto.
Mrs. Dan Smith and son, Graydon
of Honesdale, visited the former's
sons, John and Harry, and families
Ira Bryant and Lee Paynter spent
last week In Susquehanna painting
the former's home.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Gammcll,
Ella Blake and Mr. Davis spent Sun
day at Beach Lake,
j Jasper Faatz, of Scranton, spent
unday and Labor Day here with
J School will open on Monday, Sept.
8th, with Miss Margaret Purdy as
James L. Monlngton Is moving to
honesdale to-day, where he and his
2&i.31y expect to reside since selling
his farm to I. J. Many.
new Postofflee.
They Held u Banquet Wednesday
Night Judge A. T. Senile of
Honesdale, is In Attendance nt the
Meeting of the Association.
Montreal, Sept. 3. Former Presi
dent William H. Taft was elected
president of the American Bar as
sociation today at the close of the
annual meeting. Other officers
elected were: Secretary, G. White
lock, Baltimore; treasurer, Frederick
E. Wadhams, Albany, N. Y.
Mr. Taft in an address made a
strong plea for broader and more
comprehensive standards for admis
sion to the bar. He denounced the
practice of law solely as means of
livelihood apart from social and
community aspects of the profession.
"In most states this question of
admission to the bar Is given to the
supreme court," said the former
president. "It ought to be possible,
therefore, to secure a proper stand
ard for the making of new lawyers."
The association after electing of
ficers adjourned its business sessions
preparatory to the last event of the
convention, the banquet. The mem
bers Immediately went Into joint
meeting with the American Institute
of Criminal Law and Criminology,
which called Its fifth annual conven
tion, to conclude with an Informal
dinner Thursday night.
Judge A. T. Searle of Honesdale,
has been In attendance at this meet
ing of the American Bar Association
which is now in session nt Montreal,
Tho annual convention of the
Women's Christian Temperance
Union, which was held at Waymart
Tuesday afternoon, evening and all
day Wednesday came to a close
Wednesday evening following a very
profitable session. Tho attendance
was good. Reports of the various
departments were given and officers
elected for the coming year. Among
the number was the re-election of
theh president, Mrs. W. J. Barnes, of
tins place.
Wednesday evening's meeting
closed with a gold medal contest.
Miss Lavina Quintin of Ariel was
the successful contestant. There
were sis contestants in the declama
To Miss Emma May Buckingham,
of Hamlin, annd Mrs. S. A. Brown,
of Ariel, considerable credit belongs
for Jtho time and attention given by
these ladies in helping the contest
ants. Miss Buckingham was present
ed with a purse containing a gold
contribution as a token of esteem
by members of the Union. She has
had charge of the oratorical contests
in Wayne county for 20 years,
During this time 200 contests. Uaye
been held. ' ' ' '",
: - . A&au
On the start, beforo you have had
Chance to read two lines, we will tell
you It Is not a patent medicine ad
vertisement, neither Is It a poHtlcal
announcement, but something of vit
al Importance to you and your kin.
Not long since a Wayne county
young coupie went to housekeeping
in a lownsuip not many miles irom
tllA pnilntv cpnt T Arn mnat f o ttyi
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houses, their respectives homes be-
lore marriage were lined with litera
ture from mall order houses. They
unfortunately took no" county paper
and the only paper In their homes
us uuu oi uiese large department
stores. Their minds had become
saturated In mail order news, telling
how easy It was to order by mall,
etc., so that when the time came to
buy furniture, why of course the
man oruer nouses were patronized.
The roods were shlnnprt in Hnnoo-
dale and tho things came all right,
such as they were, but a mattress
hannened to ho mlsslnc Tim vnnm
bride-to-be had (forgotten to tell her
nusoana-to-be mat another mattress
was necessary for the spareroom.
The young man came to the coun
ty seat and went to a furniture
deaelr from whom he asked the price
of mattresses, and other pieces of
household necessities. Before leav
ing the young man, whoso credit
was good, had the nerve to ask the
homo merchant to charge the mat
tress. The furniture dealer then
"let In" on the young farmer. He
told how he sent away from the
county and town to buy his furni
ture and before receiving It how he
had to pay cash for same. Then, af
ter having first purchased the goods
came to Honesdale to get something
which ho claimed he was short and
which the mail order house would
not replace, came to Honesdale to
" hang up tho merchant." The fur
niture dealer told the young farmer
that ho knew he was well able to
pay for tho mattress many times
over, but that he didn't havo money
enough to buy a mattress of him.
If you happen to havo the mall
order habit shake tho dust from
your feet at once and purchase from
your homo merchant.
In a game of ball played on Wed
nesday between Greenville and
Splrella the latter team, with Fred
Schuerholz in tho box, won from
the former by a score of 5 to 0.
Sherry struck out five men and as
sisted In putting two men out.
Judging by the showing made
here by the Crescents tho game on
Saturday between Honesdale and
Petersburg will be a good one, as
this Petersburg crowd Is better than
the Crescent team, both of them be
ing in the Keystone League. Peters
burg is first and the Crescents fourth.
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Born In Slocuiu llol.Ow and Wns
Great Nephew of Frances Slocuni
of Wyoming Massacre Fame.
Joseph Warren Slocum, aged 80
years, whose great aunt, Frances
Slocum, was.captured by the Indians
at the time of the Wyoming massacre
on July 4, 1778, died Sunday at the
home of her son, Frank C. Slocum,
at Lakewood, this county. The body
was taken to Scranton for burial.
The funeral took place from the
home of 002 Slocum street, Scranton.
. Mr. Slocum was born In Slocum
Hollow, eighty years ago, the son of
Joseph Slocum, whose father was a
brother of Frances Slocum. Tho
story of Fannie Slocum's capture by
tho Indians and the search by her
parents and friends for her Is known
to every school boy and girl In this
section of the state'. The first name
of the settlement which blossomed In
later years to the city of Scranton,
was taken from the Slocums.
For many years Joseph W. Slocum
was a United States Marshal In this
district. For the past few years he
has lived retired, and In May last
with his wife, he wont to Lakewood
to spend the summer. He has been
suffering from heart trouble all
summer, death coming after a par
ticularly acute attack.
Mr. Slocum is survived by his
wife, who is now in her eightieth
year, by four sons, Joseph, of Pau
pack, Pike county; Frank Slocum, of
Lakewood; Florence and George, and
by one granddaughter, Mrs. F. A.
Taylor, of Janesville, Wis. Seven
grandchildren also survive.
Miss Keen's summer school of sis
weeks closed Friday, Aug. 22. The
great spelling match was regretfully
deferred. Nevertheless in four
weeks one book or 30 lessons was
covered. Head marks as follows:
A Class Frances Oaks 10, Mary
Bell 8, Susan Rodman 3, Nicholas
Stapleton 7, Margaret Roegner 5,
Joseph Van Driosen 3. B Class
Merriman Reifier 10, Robert Crist 7.
James Coyne 1. C Class Lola
Fassheur 12, Louise Salber 12, Lois
Lamnessor 7, Louise Tingley 3, Robt.
Sonner C, Walter Dapper 8, Helen
Coyne 1.
Some good work In penmanship
was dono by Mary Bell, Frances
Oaks, Susan Rodman and Julius
Kelz. Very nice tablet work was
done by Lola Fassheur, Louise Sal
ber, Louise Tingley, Lois Lamnessor,
Walter Dapper and Robert Sonner.
Robert Crist did good work In
reading. Merriman Riefler excelled
In spelling. Misses Dora and Ora
Bodie and Miss Mary Bell have made
a good beginning In bookkeeping.
The school will open Monday, Sept.
1C. Louisa C. Keen, teacher.
Sept. 10 and 17, from 1 p. m.
Tuesday, to 12 M. Wednesday. Mrs.
Maud J. Baldwin, Rev. Geo. G.
Dowey, and Rev. Dr. M. S. Godshell
will be present to Intorest and In
struct. Every Sunday school In the
county Should send two. delegates.
Orson Is situated on the MSw
York, Ontario and Western R. R.
which runs only one trald ft dag
through this section. Leaving Scran
ton at 10 a. m., Carbondale at 10:55.
Arrive at Orson at 11:42. Returned
train leaves Orson at 3:30 p. m.;
Carbondale at '4; 13. Arrive at
Scranton at 5 p. m. Far6 between,
Orson and Carbondale, 38c; Orson
and Scranton 70c; Orson and Han
cock, 34c. Time of trains between
Orson and Hancock: Leave Hancock
at 2:15 p. m., arrive at Orson at
8:30. Returning, leave Qrson at
11:42 a. m., arrive at Hancock at
112:54. Automobiles will run from
Honesdale to Orson. Time will ap
pear In next Issue of paper. Watch
for it.
, :
"Night on Broadway," which
comes to tho Lyric on Friday, Sept.
5th, is a genuine laugh producer, not
of the namby-pamby kind but laughs
that come from tho heart and aro
really infectuous. The principal fun
maker Is Harry Emerson, long Iden
tified with "Gay New York." Emer
son being of those stars who do not
believe In giving the whole show, Is
surrounded by a cast of well known
principals, and a cutey cutey chorus
of twenty, In so many changes of
gowns that the effect Is really chame
leonic. The music Is of the Jingle
order which fixes you so you cannot
make your feet keep still.
On account of a rush of matter for
the first Issue of The Citizen, tho
names of the men who composed the
committees having charge of the
affairs at the exemplification of the
third degree of the Knights of Co
lumbus at the State Armory on Sun
day, wero omitted. The committees
were: Reception Rev. O'Toole, Dr.
Balta, Joseph J. Grlffln; entertain
ment John Carrol, John Hlckert,
Robert J. Murray; refreshments,
John Crosby, John RIsso, and John
Schilling; building John McGlnnls,
John Polt, Matthew Rielly, L. Bried,
F. Murtha and Thomas Gallagher;
finance, Edward Deltzer, John Cau
fleld and Joseph J. Griffin.
Services will be resumed at Grace
Episcopal church next Sunday, Sept.
7, and the Sunday school will com
mence its new term. Let everyone
make this rally day for church and
Sunday school. The services will ho
as fo'lows: Holy Communion and
sermon, 10:30; evening prayer and
sermon, 7:30; Sunday school at 12
M. At Christ church, Indian Or
chard, Sunday, Sept 7, Rev. A. L.
Whittaker will hold service at 2:30
p. m.; Sunday school every Sunday
ui xidu p. m.