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71st YEAR. NO. 98
HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1913.
PRIO 2 CENTS
GED 76 10 89, THEY WALK 32 MILES
AND WERE 3 DAYS REACH
inn (Hurra or imriress Jicinriy se
cured Them Food nnd Lodging;
Then They Trudged on to Wllson
ville, 10 Miles Further.
Ten miles to Wllsonvllle! The dls-
incn is noi so ureal wuuii ouc rau-
riers the lournev on mo train
very far even to one, who m tne
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ad no money.
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ace and the wife Is 89. They had
allced from Scranton to Honesdale,
urinir which Lucy sicut wucicvci
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the inevitable marks of time. The
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clock. "When they reached the
nion station, in the central part of
the Delaware & Hudson company
rinii on t in rhi tic T"fJ ;i n v t r no nnn.
i on uitj tram mat wouia carrv it
Uarbondale. A passerby was ap-
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hen he saw the private car of the
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ding he could not help but compare
h r.wn RxiTRmRR.
Mr. and Mrs. Conklln found Bur
jss .McCarty in his office and told
m t.hp.ir Rtnrv. Whilp thP rnnn tnirt
ie story of their misfortune, the
oman sat in a chair in a corner of
a rnnm nnn n nmonTPn innir arm a
the story told they had no rela-
ves in tins nan or tne state excent a
uuiui-iii-xdw living iu ourauLuii.
1 annvi a n oott am An m inn
ove Hawley, but had moved to New
srsey several years ago. Their
iiih in 'iniir kiiitr inn nnrnnn nnwn
id about the same time Mrs. Conk-
s si strp nnn nipn in ntn
P flinpml Tliolt cnln roloH ym In
fit. P.ltV vnX flip lirnf ViarJn.lnnr wlio.
iiii inn hi- u,'(iii i ii nnr cnnnnrT t n Am
tney made up their minds to eo
ick to their old home in this coun-
, noping to nna help among
When they left Scranton on foot
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e hest way for them to go would
by way of Honesdale, The dls-
nce by way of Honesdale is 32
lies. The distance by way of Lake
rlel along the right of way of the
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took them three days to make the
Ip, walking in the day time, and
sting at night. They left Scranton
TO FA11MEHS OF WAYNE COUNTY
An interesting program has been
prepared for the Wayne County
Farmers' Institute, which will be
held in Honesdale next Monday and
Tuesday, December 8 and 9, In the
court house. The exercises are pub
He, there will be no collections tak
en and everybody Is Invited. The
Citizen printed the program a few
weeks ago, and we deem it unneces
sary to reproduce it now.
Men of reputation will address
tho Honesdale audiences. Among
them are Fred W. Card of Sylvanlaj
L. W. Llghty, of East Berlin, (not
Wayne county) and J. Stuart Groupe
of Jersey Shore! The closing address
will be made by County Superin
tendent of Schools J. J. Koehler.
The morning session opens at 9
o'clock, afternoon at 1:30 and eve
ning at 7:30.
BOY SHOT IN HIP
CLIMBING STONE WALL
ltUSSELli WILLIAMS INJURED
WHEN RIFLE WAS ACCIDEN
Russell Williams, aged 14 years,
son of Mr. and Mrs. George W11-'
Hams, of Tanners Falls, was brought
to Honesdale Wednesday evening
with a rllle bullet in his hip. Dr. P.
B. Peterson dressed the wound but
could not locate the bullet. The
wound Is not considered serious,
therefore no dangerous results are
On Wednesday afternoon the boy
went out hunting in the woods.
About three miles from his home he
attempted to climb over a stone wall.
In doing so tho rifle was accidentally
discharged and the bullet lodged in
his hip. Despite the pain, the boy
was able to walk the throe miles to
his home and was later 'brought here.
The rifle was a low calibre.
COMMISSIONER JACKSON URGES
The Department of Labor and In
dustry urges the merchants in the
various communities of this SUtc to
set together and arrange for early
closing during tho weeks preceding
Christmas. The stores in Philadel
phia and some other cities close at
six o'clock without loss of business
The department earnestly urges
Christmas buyers to do their shop
ping as soon as possible, and during
The proper result can be accom
pllshed by the associations of mer
chants in a community getting to
gether, and agreeing upon early clos
ing, and by the people taking In hand
their Christmas shopping without
delay. Action should be taken at
Commissioner Jackson earnestly
hopes that this Department will have
this kind of co-operation by the mer
chants and the people of the State,
in putting into effect the spirit as
well as the wording of the legislation
passed last winter.
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Go Rome for Christmas
COp at tbfs buey CbrfGtmae ecason
ana tmnn Tor a moment ot we toiro
bach borne. 'Consider bow mucb
bappfer tbey will be If you are with
tbem on tble Christmas day. perbape your
parents are getting very old now perhaps tbey
have only a few more Cbrlstmascs to spend
f"VitftfinI tjonr nrefienre At the old home
, place would add greatly to tbetr Joy. Cblnh
. -f the dara when vou were a childof the
Cbrlstmases, now gone forever, when your
father and mother did so mucb to make you
happy. H man's mother Is the best friend be
ever. bad or ever can have. One owes It to ber
to spend Christmas at ber side and to devote
the day to mahlng her happy. But If we bave
no mother what would be prettier, what senti
ment or act could be more beautiful, than to
visit ber grave and mane It green with wreaths
and flowers on Christmas day ?
CASHIER M. J. EMERY OF ARIEL
AND PARTY IN AUTO MISHAP.
Merton J. Emery, cashier of the
Lake Ariel National bank, and broth
er of Cashier Charles A. Emery of
the Farmers and Mechanics bank,
Honesdale, met with quite a serious
accident at Wlmmers a few days ago.
With Mr. Emery were his cousin,
Mildred Huff, and his niece, Esther!
Beppler and Wendell Emery, his son.
The party received quite a shaking
up when the steering geer of the au
tomobile broke. Mr. Emery then
lost control of his machine and the
car crashed Into a telephone pole.
Emery and the other occupants of
the car were on their way to Scran
ton when the accident happened.
The car after it struck the pole threw
Miss Huff from the car and she re
ceived slight contusions and lacera
tions of the face and head. The two
children and Mr. Emery were burled
under the car. Mr. Emery succeeded
In extricating himself and then got
the two children out from under
the car. It was feared that Mr.
Emery's collarbone was broken, but
it was not.
EXCHANGE JB HOLD
24t 3 iNNUAL BANQUET
LYRIC HAEtr-JSED TO ACCOMMO
DATE 100 MEMUERS AND
GUESTS WHO ATTENDED
PEOPLE OF STROUDSBURG NOT SATISFIED
WITH VERDICT IN THE KOTZ CASE
There are several points relative
to the death of Attorney Henry Kotz,
of Stroudsburg, that will have to bo
cleared up before a great many peo
ple In that place will bo satisfied.
The coroner's jury brought in a ver
dict that death was due to accidental
drowning. This verdict has only ad
ded to the talk that is going tho
People now want to know how the
body could have lain In two feet of
water for weeks without being dis
covered. Miss Elsie Strunk adds a
new story by the statement that on
Thanksgiving eve she saw a man
carrying what Jooked like a log, on
the road to the mill stream, whf.re
the body of Kotz was found tho next
COURT OF CLAIMS RULES
AGAINST HONESDALE MAN
A dispatch from Washington, D.
C, under date of December 1st, says:
Frank G. Farnham, who claimed
$1,000,000 from the government , on
the contention that he was the In
ventor of the little waxed page book
in which the post office department
sells stamps, lost his case in the
court of claims. The government de
nied the validity of his patents and
contended that the book whioh has
become so popular was not entirely
the one Farnham invented. '
The Frank G. Farnham referred
to in the above dispatch is a Hones
The hearing on motion for new
trial, Frank G. Farnham vs. U. S.,
was argued before tho Court of
Claims Oct. 27 and 28 at Washing
ton, D. C.
Frank G. Farnham. Claimant's
motion for new trial Noverruled:
claimant's motion and defendant's
motion to amend findings allowed in
part and overruled in part; former
findings and opinions withdrawn
and amended findings and opinion by
Judge Atkinson, this day filed; peti
An appeal will be taken to the Su
preme Court of the United States.
IS ERIE SOLD?
Reported That Northern Pacific Has
The report is current that the Erie
Railroad has been sold to the North
ern Pacific, so that that road will
have a direct line from ocean to
Orders have been given at termin
als of the road to change the name
on all the coaches from Erie to
Northern Pacific. The order went
into effect Sunday night.
MRS. SKINNER SUES
in i nr rpp Horn
Mill IIIIIULI.UU UULU
FOR PATRONS' BENEFIT
Wireless as a benefit to the passen-
e other afternoon, when C. Bang-
irt. of Bath. N. Y.. a bond salesman
r a New York banking house and a
RRpncAr nn -Nn S tho T.nplrn wnnnn
nlted, sent an aerogram to the man-
worKS. xne areogram was receiv-
at the Lackawanna station by L.
ivis, who relayed It to the Western
won omce in acramon, ana inai oi
e sent it to New York.
Another difficulty that both L. B.
iley, the man who first saw the
aslbillty of wireless ln( railroading,
n .1 .1. lirnr. rpinnnnnn flnir npnr.
the Lackawanna, thought they
er safely in the most recent tests,
hen the train was passing through
e Nay Aug tunnel, which Is about
e quarter of a mile east of Scran
n, and through the Nicholson tun
1 about eighteen miles west of
ranton, Mr. Graf, who was operat
g on the train, was able to hear,
.1 ! . I .1.. .1 .. .. l.
r In Scranton was flashing to the
nductor on the train.
Asks Separation From Husband on
Grounds of Cruel nnd Barbarous
Mrs. Eberly Skinner has brought
suit for divorce from her husband.
The libel In divorce was filed with
the clerk of courts on Tuesday. The
couple have been married less than
a year and during that time their
matrimonial ship was grounded on
the rocks and they separated. Re
cent trouble in tho household is said
to have caused the open breech. .
DELAWARE AND HUDSON
OFFICIALS IN HONESDALE
A special train bearing officials of
the Delaware and Hudson railroad
system steamed into Honesdale Tues
day afternoon. The train consisted
of a private coach and combination
The party consisted of Chief En
gineer James MacMartln, of Albany,
N. Y.; Superintendent C. E. Burr of
the Pennsylvania division, carDon
dale; Trainmaster C A. Morgan, Car
bondale; George Burrell, master
bridge builder, Carbondale; Frank
C. Tlmmons, lineman of Pennsylva
nia division of the Delaware and
The object of ihe distinguished
men's visit to Honesdale was to in
spect the company's property. It Is
understood that the officials left or
ders for lengthening the west freight
switch in the local yard. The track
will be built to connect with the
"weigh scales track in the yard south
of the freight depot. At present if a
certain car is desired on the switch,
the whole train necessarily has to
bo drawn up to tho head of the siding
to get to it. When the new switch
will have been completed it will save
a great deal of time and unnecessary
The officials also Inspected the
railroad crossing leading to the coal
pockets. A gate may be placed at
this point. Although this is private
nronertv. parties desiring to" load
freight in car-load lots or get coal
from the shutes have to go over sev
eral tracks at this point. It certain
ly Is a dangerous crossing, many nar
row escapes having occurred at this
place In the past. Fortunately no one
has been killed.
The crossing at the foot of Ter
race street is also unguarded. A few
days since at the last fall of snow, a
lad was coasting down the hill. En
gineer James Lindsay, who was in
charge of tho yard engine, was about
to cross me foot of the street at the
time. It was certain that the boy
and the engine could not occupy the
track at the same time. The careful
engineer was on his guard and as the
lad did not steer out, but came
straight for the big iron horse, En
gineer Lindsay applied the emer
gency brakes, and stopped the loco
motive thus avoiding a collision. The
boy experienced a close call, but was
pushed a little to one side before the
engine came to a standstill. It will
bo recalled 'by Honesdale people that
John Kellar, father of the late Geo.
Kellar, was struck and killed at this
crossing somo years ago.
JEWELRY IS THE
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Inerva K. Lempfert . . . .Lakovlllo
E. Douglass Uniondale
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Utt ill. IjUCKWOOU, . . . WUHO IU1UB
RAILROAD MEN TO REMOVE LA
Effective on Wednesday, November
2Gth, an order was Issued by the Erie
Railroad company to all uniformed
employes that the use of tho word
"Erie" and the initials "N. Y. N. J.,"
(the latter for the New York and
New Jersey road) would be discon
tinued on the coat lapels of the uni
forms. Employes were directed to
remove the initials and word from
the uniforms. No reason is assigned
for this unusual procedure. Pjort
JUDGES HAVE NARROW ESCAPE.
Former Commerce Court Judge R.
W. Archbald of Scranton, and Judge
C. B. Witme'r, of the United States
District Court, toad to crawl out of an
elevator in the Federal Building In
Harrisburg after the machlno stalled
between the second and third floors.
They were held prisoners for some
minutes before a way was devised to
THE YOUTH'S COMPANION CAL
ENDAR FOR 1014.
The publishers of The Youth's
Companion will, as always at this
season, present to every subscriber
whose subscription Is paid for 1914,
a culendar for the new year, (t Is a
gem of Calendar-making. The deco
rative mounting is rich, but it is sub
ordinated to the main purpose to pro
duce a calendar that is useful.
DON'T UNTIL THE DAY BEFORE TO BUY YOUR
CIIRISTMAS GIFTS. IN THE RUSH AND CROWDS YOU CAN
NOT ACCOMPLISH WHAT YOU DESIRE. RIGHT NOW OUR
STOCK OF XMAS THINGS IS COMPLETE, AND WE CAN GIVE
YOU THE GREATEST CARE AND ATTENTION. OUR STORE
IS THE PLACE WHERE THE QUESTION "WHAT SHALL I
GIVE" IS BEST ANSWERED. OUR NAME ON A BOX IS A
GUARANTEE OF QUALITY.
THE JEWELER AMD OPTICIAN,
Oppotite the Ifcw Poit Office.
"THE DAYLIGHT STORE"
WASHINGTON PARTY MAN
TO HOLD RALLY,
Arrangements are being made to
hold a Washington party rally in
the court house on Saturday evening
December 13. Chairman W. J.
Barnes is unable to announce the
entire list of speakers but it is like
ly that several men of state and .na
tional importance will be present and
make addresses. Among those men
tloned to come here are Hon. Joseph
Kelly, representative from Mifflin
county and Hon. Gifford Pinchot,
who recently visited Scranton at the
house-warming of the Dally News.
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES.
A typewriter expert gave a dem
onstration on an Underwood machine
at the school house on Tuesday. The
expert, Mr. Taylor, wrote 150 words
per minute upon the machine, mak
ing but two mistakes.
L. A. Howell Was Toastmaster
Short Talks Were Given lly Franz
Von Voltier of PlUlndelphia, C. P.
Searle of Boston, and Others.
The twenty-fourth annual banquet
of the Honesdale Exchange and Lit
erary Club was held In tho Lyric
theatre Wednesday evening, Decem
ber 3. One hundred and six mem
bers and out-of-town guests were
The banquet took place in tho
Lyric hall. Tables decorated in
smllax and ferns, bearing bouquets
of chrysanthemums and carnations.
were arranged in the form of tho
Mrs. Hochrelter of Wllkes-Barre,
catered. She was assisted by a
corps of waiters. The following
was tho menu:
Soup Cream of Celery
Spring Chicken Braised
Peas Olives Pickles
. Cream and Brown Bread
Shrimp Salad on Lettuce
Cheese Roulettes Crackers
Neapolitan Ice Cream
Fancy Cakes Nuts Bon Bona
An address of welcome was de
livered by the president of the club,
Thos. A. Fuller. Toastmaster L. A.
Howell responded and took active
charge of the ceremonies. Short
speeches were given by Judge A. T.
Searle, of Honesdale; C. P. Searle, of
Boston; Carl F. Prosch, of Hones
dale; Franz Von Voltier, of Phila
delphia; C. P. Searle of Honesdale.
The committee in charge of the.
arrangements for the banquet were
the following: James O. Mumford,
chairman; Jos. A. Bodie, Jr. and Ed
The list of guests included: C. P.
Searle, of Boston; Dr. L. P. Cook, V.
A. Decker, Richard Phillips, J. D.
Ames, Fred White, Burgess R. W.
Murphy, of Hawley; C. H. Dorfling-
er, Eugene Dorilinger and John u.
Dorflinger of White Mills; E. C. Ely,
Phillips Feltz, of Carbondale; ex
Senator Miles Rowland o Kimbles.
The Electric City Quartette of
Scranton, furnished music and enter
tainment for the members and
guests during the evening.
During a solemn and serious per
iod in the opening exercises Tuesday
morning, the little bantum rooster,
owned by Herman Schuerholz, gave
a morning salute that created a con
tagious smile in the High school.
The chickens are in the basement
for aid In studying poultry In the ag
Hon. A. T. Searle and brother, At
torney C. P. Searle, one of the best
lawyers in Boston, visited the High
school on Wednesday.
The pupils of the lower grades are
elated over the chickens that are in
the basement. They were allowed
to visit the pens this week.
Sunday, Dec. 7th, In St. John's
Evangelical Lutheran church, Rev.
C. C. Miller pastor: 10:30 a. m
"Host Du Mich Lleb"; 11:45 a. m.,
Bible school; 7:3u p. m., "The Trag
edy of a Man's Soul."
A. F. Ballenger, the author-evangelist,
of Riverside, California, will
spend ten days with F. P. Woodward
(a personal friend for many years),
at Hoadleys and vicinity. Mr.
Woodward will open his home eve
nings for public service beginning
Friday, Dec. 5. There will also be a
service on Saturday evening. On
Sunday, Dec. 7, Mr. Ballenger will
hold service at 2 p. m. at tho home
of George McKinney, at Simon.
There will be services at' tho same
place that evening, also on Monday
and Tuesday evenings. Services
will be held the remaining evenings
of the week at F. P. Woodward's.
The little series of meetings will con
clude with two all-day services on
Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13 and
14. Mr. Ballenger Is strictly un
denominational, and is one of the
most pleasing and forceful of speak
Grace Episcopal church, Sunday,
Dec. 7, services at 10:30 a. m. and 7
p. m.; Sunday school at 12 M.
Rev. A. L. Whlttaker will hold ser
vice at White Mills, Sunday, Dec. 7,
at 3 p. m.
Central Methodist Episcopal
church, Will H. Hlller pastor. Ser
vices Sunday, Dec. 6th. 9:30 a. m.,
Love Feast. 10:30 a. m Holy Com
munion. 12 M Sunday school;
6:4S p. m., Epworth League; 7:30
p. m., evening worship, sermon by
pastor, subject, "On the Sea Shore,"
BEGIN NEXT MONDAY
Something that will be of Interest
to every farmer in Wayne county
and every person in Honesdale will
begin In the court house Monday of
next week. The annual Farmers' In
stitutes offer a liberal education to
the farmers. The exercises and
speaking will begin Monday after
noon at half-past one o'clock when
Fred W. Card, of Slyvanla, will
speak on "Soil Management." "The
Breeding and Culture of Corn" will
be an Interesting topic of the after
noon by J. Stuart Groupe of Jersey
Shore Pa. In the evening the pro
gram "will commence at half-past sev
Tuesday afternoon and evening's
program will be full of valuable in
formation. A question box will be kept on the
secretary's desk and all are invited
to place therein such questions as
they may wish to have discussed dur
ing tho session,
LIBEL LV DIVORCE FILED.
A libel in divorco has been filed
by Bert Reynolds as libellant, against
his wife, Clara Reynolds, respondent,
charging desertion for more than
two years. The couple were married
on December 24, 1892, and separat
ed February 25, 1911. A subpoena
has been awarded returnable next
term of court.
Tito Business Men's Christmas Edi
tion of The Citizen will appear De
A valued oxcliaiige, tho Search
light, recently contained nn article
right along tho particular lino of
ONEness wo hnvo been talking about.
Hero it is:
The Chicago Tribune, in its swash
buckling way, recently called attention to
the fact that In a certain issue it pub
lished almost as much advertising as four
of Us competitors. Whereupon The Inter-Ocean
called attention editorially to
the Bhort-sighted policy of advertisers,
who bunch their business In one paper to
the exclusion of others.
Tho Inter-Occun hits tho nail fair
ly on tho head. I will go ono far
ther tlian tho Inter-Ocoan by de
claring that advertisers who "bunch
their business" are blind to their
own interest, not merely short
sighted; nnd ns to "policy ," why
there is no policy about their course
Every newspaper lias its friends,
and those friends nre not going out
of their way to patronize those who
refuse to advertise in the publication
they like. Further than that, no
publisher Is going to "break Ills
nock" trying to induce people to
patronize people who refuse to pat
ronize hhn. It is ft clear case of hu
man nature, human interest and
selfishness, I suppose, but Jt is so, and
there is no getting around the fact.
FRANK P, WOODWARD.