The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, December 09, 1913, Image 1

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cember 111.
71st YEAR. --NO. 99
PRICE 2 crrs
The last meeting before reorgani
zation of the Honesdale borough
council was held Thursday evening
in the city nan. ah memuers 01 uib
council answered to roll call as fol
lows: Martin Caufleld, president;
George W. Penwarden. treasurer;
Krk. secretary: T. J. Canlvan,
S. T. Ham. W. H. Kreltner H. C.
Rettew, Burgess C. A. licCarty,
Borough Solicitor, W. H. Lee and
Street Commissioner Laurence Weid
ner were also present. The minutes
of the November meeting were read
and approved.
Paul McGrnnaghaii on the Carpet.
Paul McGranachan. who has made
repeated calls upon members of the
council and attended several council
meetings, was given the floor before
the council went Into regular ses
sion. Air. McGranaehan presented
his claim, which he said ought to be
paid, especially the nurse, who was
In charge of the smallpox patient.
Not a Legal Liability.
President Martin Caufleld referred
the matter to Solicitor W. H. Lee,
who said that Mr. McGranaghan's
bill was not a legal liability. Sd
licitor Leo continued by stating that
the borough does not have to pay the
bill and if Mr. McGranaghan thinks
differently he can sue the borough.
Treasury in Good Condition.
The renort of Treasurer George
W. Penwarden showed the town to
be in a healthy condition.
Balance last meeting $5,879.00
Received M. Caufleld, permits 3.00
Received B. II. Dittrich,
Lyric license,, Septem
Fire Insurance, relief fund
Pnt.l nut S1.409.70
Leaving balance
Bond Fund.
Treasurer Penwarden stated that
he had placed the bond Issue on a
separate account from the regular
borough funds, and that the bond
tax will now draw Interest. The , MRS. RUSH READ INTERESTING
Matter Laid on Table Borough So
licitors Asked For Opinion Fran
chise in Uonesdnlo Has Also Ex
pired. That the Wayne County Railway
company is still alive and active is
shown by the fact that at the regular
monthly meeting of the Ha'wley bor
ough council held on Thursday eve
ning of last week, a petition, signed
by M. B. Allen, president, and Chas.
E. Dodge, secretary of the Wayne
County Railway company, was pre
sented, asking the council to extend
the franchise six months from De
cember 1 1913. That borough
granted the company a franchlso
early this year but it was permitted
to expire three months ago by their
failure to begin operations on the
borough streets within six months
after the granting of the ordinance.
The matter was considered 'but
there seemed to be a difference- of
opinion as to whether the time of tho
franchise could be legally extended
or whether a new franchise would
have to be drawn up, advertised and
passed by the council. Kimble &
Hanlan, the borough solicitors; have
been asked for an opinion regarding
tho matter. The petition was laid
on the .table until such an opinion is
The petition stated that a bond, as
required . by the franchise, will be
furnished by the Wayne County Rail
way Company before commencing
No application has yet been made
to the Honesdale borough council for
an extension of time and it is under
stood that the franchise hero has also
been permitted to expire. Accord
ing to the franchise for use of
llonesdale's streets the company
should have oegun operations in
June of the present year.
amount received from Collector Her-
O 1 1. 1 .. 9 rtffl OA
Electric Light Contract Held Till
Ci. V. Pewwarden. committee on
new contract between the Electric
Light company and the borough for
a term of three years, stated that
said company would n6t deviate
from the contract drawn for tho
council's signatures.
Tho Contract.
A summary of the contract is as
That tho Honesdale Consolidated
Light, Heat and Power company
agree io lurniaii iuny ui muio uiu
street light at $70 per year for three
years. One arc light at the corner
of Main and Tenth streets will be
furnished free. Thirty-two Tung
sten lamps at $12 per lamp per year.
One light at tho State bridge; In the
borougli proper and fire company at
10 cents per kilowatt. Free, lights
in Hose company No. 1 and 3 and
town hall. This does not Include the
post ofllce. Consumer to turn out
the lights on Main street, (those on
special contract with company and
merchants) at 12 o'clock.
Would Save Borough $100 Per
In tho event that the contract is
accepted it will save the borough
over $100 per year If tho police turn
out tho lights at midnight.
Tho contract was laid on the ta
ble for the now council to con
sider January 1st.
Fire Plugs In AVorklng Order.
Tho committee appointed by Presi
dent Caufleld presented a written re
port in which it was stated that
every lire plug was In good working
order. Tho Inspection was a most
thorough one, occuping about live
hours' time. The committee consist
ed of G. W. Penwarden and J. M.
Twons. Secretary Erk was instruct
ed to notify the lire companies tnat
the hydrants were an in goou condition.
Tap Sower To Carry Oft Surface
An agreement was read by Solici
tor W. H. Lee made between the
(borough of Honesdale and property
owners of the sower draining Fifth
and Sixth streets, whereby tho town
agrees to pay to said sewer company
$25 for tho privilege of tapping this
private lino to convey tho surface
water from tho 700 block on Main
street, down Fifth street to tho Lack
awaxon river. Tho agreement was
entered into by the signatures of
President Caufleld and Secretary
John Erk. The expense to the town
will bo about ?u, wnno u a special
pipe lino were laid to tho river it
(Continued on Pago Two.)
Entertainment and Banquet Follow
ed by Dance for Which Music Was
Furnished by Bodio, Frccmnn and
In commemoration of the thirty
third year In the employ of Katz
Brothers store, the lady employes as
sisted by members of the Arm, enter
tained in honor of William J. Schloss
at Lyric hall Thursday evening.
The hall was beautifully decorated
and tho evening was spent in dancing
and having a general good time at
which Mr. Schloss thoroughly enjoy
ed himself along with the younger
members of the party. The music
for the dancing was furnished by
Messrs. Freeman, Bodie and Dupplus.
Refreshments were served by the la
dies. William Schloss came to Hones
dale on December 6,, 1880, and en
tered at onco into the employ of
Katz Brothers department store. He
was born in Germany and Is fifty-six
years of age. During his work for
that firm Mr. Schloss prlde3 himself
on the fact that he has never been a
minute late to his work. He has al
ways taken great interest in the de
velopment of the business and. watch
ed its growth up to its "present
standard with pride.
Mr. Schloss Is secretary of the
Honesdale Maennerchor. Tho out-of-town
guests at the party were:
Messrs. Franz Von Voltalr of Phila
delphia; Leo Levy of New York and
Mr. Saxe, of Philadelphia.
End Cumo After Few Weeks' Illness
Was Ono of Best Known Men in
This Section Took jGrcat Interest
In Honesdale Was Resourceful lu
Data Pertaining to Wayne County.
Edward A. Penniman passed
peacefully away Saturday morning at
his beautiful home on Main street,
after a few weeks' illness of heart
trouble. The funeral was held Mon
day afternoon at 3 o'clock from his
late residence, Rev. Dr. W. H. Swift
officiating. Interment was made in
Glen Dyberry cemetery.
In the death of Edward A. Penni
man, one of the former editors of the
Citizen, there Is removed from our
midst another newspaper man who
was well and favorably known
throughout tho eastern section of
Pennsylvania. In the printer's jar
gon he has taken his "last take,"
signifying that the end has come;
County Rich in Revolutionary Lore
An Extended Report of-Stnto-Convention
Held In Scranton Was
Tho third monthly meeting of
Wayne Chapter, D. A. R., occurred
on Saturday afternoon, Doc. Cth,
with Mrs. James Bush as hostess. The
vice regent, Mrs. Fred B. Whitney,
presided and the meeting was an in
teresting one throughout. Mrs. Bush
gave a valuable paper on "The Early
Settlements of Damascus, Manches
ter and Equinunk." This portion of
our county Is especially rich in Rev
olutionary lore. An extended report
of tho recent State convention, held
in Scranton, was given by the attend
ing delegates. A few prophetic notes
culled from this report on the able
address given before the conference
by our distinguished townsman, and
ex-mayor of Scranton, J. Benj. Dim-
mlck, are well worth repeating here,
Mr. Dimmlck said in part:
"Unrest to-day Is not confined to
one sex, but Is, unfortunately, per
vasive of every ciasa. If suffrage
ever comes It will not be as an un
alienable right long withered, but as
a common belief that with the asso
ciation of women In the rule of af
fairs, a better government may bo
made. He thought we should hesi
tate beforo tearing tho veil of priv
acy from matters that generations
have found it wiser to conceal; and
ho believed this hesitancy Important
alike to tho preservation of virtue
and to its development. He would
dlscourago the emotional factors
which threaten society, and assured
his hearers that they were expected
not only to co-operate In tho develop
ment of tho best ideals, but to lead."
Another able address reported, was
that of Mrs. J. C. Neff, of Cleveland,
whoso voice could bo heard with
profit from seat to seat. Tho sub
ject of Mrs. Neff's address was "Tho
Conservation of tho Home," and was
almost too valuable to make frag
mentary. She spoke of the old colon
ial home as an Ideal pattern and told
something of her admirable work
among tho alien little girls of Cleve
land. Children from homes, as an
instance, where seven families would
huddle together in a house of Ave
or six rooms. These little girls she
taught home making (not housekeep
ing.) First of all she taught them
cleanliness; then liow to prepare
nourishing food, which the little
Accident Occurred During
Monday Noon at Corner of
and Main Streets.
During the height of tho amateur
blizzard Monday about noon Robin
son's Brewery wagon broke an axle
near tho crossing on Park street in
front of the Hotel Wayne and upset,
scattering the' contents, which was
case beer, over, a considerable por
tion of that part of the crossing.
The driver, Emil Lang, was thrown
out as the heavy wagon tipped and
sustained numerous bruises and in
juries about the limbs. It Was at
nrst tnougnt tnat ne naa Deen injur
ed Internally but on examination by
Dr. F. W. Powell, it was found that
no bones had been 'broken.
Mr. Lang was on his way to din
ner at his home on River street when
tho accident occurred. When the
wagon tipped he held on to the reins
and by calling to his horses kept
them from running away,
The fifteenth annual dinner of the
Pennsylvania society Is to be held at
te Waldorf-Astoria, in Now York,
one week from last Friday ' night.
The principal address at the dinner
will bo delivered by former President
William H . Taft, who will reply to
the toast, "Tho United States."
Tho regular monthly mpeting of
the Board of Trade will bo held on
Friday evening of this week at tho
city hall. Nomination of officers for
tho- ensuing year- will take place
Every member is requested to be
Use Red Seal stamps on all
Christmas and Holiday packages.
They are now on sale In Hones
dale's various stores.
Lakevillo, Dec. 5. Rlchard'llazlo-
ton. of Lakevllle, was seriously In
jured at homo on Thursday morn
ing. After binding a load of hay,- ho
was getting down from tho hay
wagon, when he slipped. He caught
hold of a large fork to steady him
eelf. The fork turned, and as he
etruck tho ground tho prongs pierced
his abdomen. Dr. White, of Lake
Ariel, was called and found aim in a
vftrv ir!MrnI iuinriumn
famished things afterward ate; then
the care of tho homo in every detail
She taught them patriotism and love
for their adopted country. Reverence
for our Stars and Stripes, our insti
tutions and our rulers, which tho
yellow press so ruthlessly assails,
She spoko of these people coming to
our shores by thousands weekly and
gave a note of warning of what
menace to our county it would be
in not too many years, if these peo
ple were not properly trained for citi
zenship and homo makers. In con
eluding Mrs. Neff told of a census
man calling at a home, and asking
tho man of tho house the customary
questions, ho turned to the wlfo and
among other things asked for her
occupation. She said in reply, "I am
a house-keeper, and a good one,
but the man wrote after her name,
no occupation.
John Price Jackson, commissioner
of the stato department of labor and
industry has ruled that there Is noth
ing In tho new women's hours law
to prohibit women working on Sun
day, providing that they do not work
more than six days consecutively.
Tho question was put tip to Com
missioner Jackson by tho Scranton
florists, whoso employes are required
oftentimes to work on Sunday. Com
missioner Jackson replied by letter
that the women's law does include
employees la florists shops as well as
all other women workers. He, how
ever, made it clear that women over
twenty-one as long as a total of ten
hours per day and fifty-four hours
per week were not exceeded, could
be employed during any of tho twenty-four
hours of any calendar day,
providing that they did not work
more than six hours consecutively.
The prohibition against any woman
working in manufacturing establish
ments between tho hours of 10 p.
m, to G a. m. is effectlvo against
florists and all other similar .shops.
Commissioner Jackson's ruling
that girls and women may -vork on
Sunday providing that they have
some other day off during tlio week,
is a new pnase of tne women's la
that all copy is In hand, the "galley"
is completed and the "stick" is full.
Mr. Penniman had lived a retired life
since September, 1908, when he and
the late Henry Wilson owners and
publishers of The Citizen, sold their
tfr-per to the.Ci,tlzen Publishing Com
pany, iuaitor fenniman was at nome
in a newspaper ofllce and until failing
health prohibited he made daily
visits to The Citizen oiiice, where
associations of days gone by were
very dear to him. From 1873 to
1908 Mr. Penniman and Henry Wil
son were closely associated with each
other, Mr. Penniman having had
charge of gathering the news items
for the paper, while Mr. Wilson did
the editorial Avork. These men were
old companions, Editor Penniman
having told the writer that during
tho 35 years in which they were in
business together that they never
had a cross word. This is some
thing unusual, but only goes to prove
the kindly feeling one had for the
other and tho disposition of both
men. Many printers in business in
Now York City, and numerous other
cities and places learned to stick type
under Wilson & Penniman and are
now successful in tho art preserva
E. A. Penniman was a son of the
lato Francis B. and Jane W. (Broad
well) Penniman and was born in
Cleveland, Ohio, April 4, 183G. He
was ono of a family of threo chil
dren, Francis B., now deceased, and
Mary, wife of W. K. Dimmlck, also
During tho early life of their chil
dren, Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Penniman
removed to Binghamton, N. Y., and
from that city they camo to Hones
dale in May, 1845. The senior Pen
niman was a newspaper man and
camo to Horiesdalo a year beforo the
arrival of his family. ,Ho founded
tho Democrat, which Is now Tho Cit
izen, September 17 1844. The sub
ject of this obituary notice ap
prenticed himself out to his father
in his early teens, having first re
colvod an education in tho Honesdale
schools. When 18 years of ago Ed
ward left school and chose printing
as ins lire's vocation. At the be
ginning of the fourteenth volume of
the Democrat Edward A. formed a
partnership with his father and the
paper, beginning September, 1857,
for a year was issued under PennI
man & Son. At the closo of that
year Edward A. Penniman purchased
his father's Interest in tho Democrat
anu continued to publish it until
18G4, when tho paper was enlarged
and the namo changed to The Repub
lic, in 1S(j8 tho size was again
changed and tho name likewise to
Tho Wayno Citizen. Fivo years lat
or it was called the Honesdale Citizen
with Henry Wilson and Edward Pen
niman as editors. Mr. Ponnlman
was an exceptionally good ltemizer,!
which made The citizen a strong lo
cal paper. Ho has kept a file of every
year of the papers Issued by his fath
er and himself, dating back to 1844.
These Mr. Ponnlman prized highly,
'boing invaluable to a newspaper of
fice. Mr. Ponnlman always took great
interest in Honesdale and its historic
sotting. Ho has written and com
piled facts concerning the running of
the Stourbridge Lion and printed
same in a booklet form. Besides
this Mr. Pennjman was deeply inter
ested In tho veterans of the Civil
Out-of-Town Cars Were Racing When Accident
Occur re d--JV3r. Reese Was Thrown Down, the
Wheel Passing Over His Koot--WaS Badly
Bruised and His Coat Was Ripped From His
Christopher Reese, aged about 65'
years, while conversing wun Joe
Bodoma on the path near the barns
of T. B. Clark on the Seelyville road,
Saturday evening about G:30, was
struck and run over by an automo
bile which was racing with another
machine. The cars endeavored to
pass at this point and crowded upon
the path, in passing, flir. ueese was
thrown to the wound, his right ankle
being run over by the car, spraining
the ankle quite badly. His leu
shoulder was severely bruised and
right eye blackened. Mr. Reese's
coat was ripped off his back and his
clothing more or less torn. Both au
tomobiles rushed madly on, neither
driver stopping to see if they had ac
cidently hit anyone. Oh no! the
race was of too much interest to
think of stopping, even if a human
being's life was at stake.
As the cars approached the gen
tlemen they thought there was ample
room for the machines to pass them.
Mr. Reese pushed Mr. Bodoma to ono
side so ho would not be struck by the
first car and before Mr. Reese could
jump out of the way of thcrapldly
moving auto, was run down.
Mr. Bodoma, who is employed by
H . A. Dunkleberg, and who was with
Mr. Reese, thought he was killed
when he was struck by the car. Mr.
Bodoma ran to the home of Charles
W. Dein and' telephoned to the
Honesdale market, calling Mr.- Dein
and asked him to be on guard for
two automobiles that had just run
down Mr. Reese. Mr. Dein at onco
sent his sons out on the street and
with the assistance of County De
tective N. B. Spencer a search was
instituted. There were only three
cars upon Main street at the time,
two of those coming from Cherry
Ridge. The other one was a local
car. No trace was seen of the much
desired cars.
Neighbors were soon to Mr.
Reese's side and removed his bruis
ed and aching body to his home In
Seelyville. Dr. P. B. Petersen was
called and made a thorough examin
ation of tho injured man. No bones
were broken, but the doctor says the
right foot was run over hy the wheel
of the machine. Mr. Reese's condi
tion is quite serious. He Is also suf
fering greatly from shock. Dr. Pet
ersen, however, is hopeful of Mr.
Reese's recovery within the next few
Will we have to wait until some
body is killed beforo the law gov
erning the speed of automobiles in
Honesdale and the suburbs is en
forced?' This is a serious question
which every pedestrian is justified
in asking. There are some, it is
true, who run carefully and who also
blow their horns at cross walks and
on blind crossings. All credit is duo
this class of automobile drivers, but
we are sorry to say there are almost
four reckless drivers to ono safe
ono. This may seem like a big per
centage of careless chauffeurs, but
observe the next 25 cars and keep
track for yourself.
True, the accident of last Saturday
night did not occur in the borough
limits, but is there not a speed limit
in suburban districts? "Go Slow"
signs have been erected by the State
Highway Department near hills and
approaching turns in the road, which
is evident that the State has made
laws and rules governing the speed
of automobiles and for the safety
of human beings. The Seelyville
road is travelled more probably than
any road near Honesdale. Autoino
blles, teams and pedestrians are go
ing back and forth day and night
and there is more or less danger ow
ing to the many turns and width of
the road. One day not long since,
in broad daylight, a chauffeur drove
toward a Honesdale man on tho
Seelyville road, pinning him close to
the big Delaware and Hudson board
fence. The machine was going fast
and when it passed the wed known
man, the car barely grazed him. The
Honesdale man would have been
killed had he been struck by the
reckless driver. Tho man now takes
the railroad track, preferring that to
walking on tho public thoroughfare.
Automobile drivers take too many
risks. In many instances the auto
mobile is given tne rignt or way.
when by rights it belongs to the
pedestrian. The driver is to look out
that he does not run down anyone
and not the pedestrian giving in at
all times to the automobile. Man
has right of way on the sidewalks
and when cars cross tho streets t'noy
should give the man, woman or
child the preference of the cross
walk. How many do -it?
Struck Child and Went On.
Only a few days ago Edna, six-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank A. McMullen, Jr., of Park
street, was struck by an out-of-town
automobile in daylight at Freund's
corner. The little girl was tossed by
the car and might have been "killed
had it not been for the quick action
of County Superintendent J. J. Koeh
ler, who was nearby. He rescued
her from further danger. But what
became of tho driver of the car?
Why, he was out of sight after tho
little girl was picked up and clothes
brushed off. No, human lives do not
count for anything when there is
pleasuro In view.
coin in 'Gl, together with those who
were drafted and also those enlisting
outside of the county. Editor Penni
man was instrumental in getting
markers for tho graves of many of
the old soldiers. Mr. Penniman .will
also be missed Memorial Day, having
for 25 or more years placed new
flags and flowers on tho veterans'
mounds in each of the different
cemeteries in and around Honesdale.
To Editor Penniman tho newspa
per men and others in this section of
tho Stato are grateful tor a number
of interesting facts and data which
ho has furnished. Mr. Penniman
compiled a list of tho lakes of Wayne
county, which Include area, eleva
tion above sea level and township
and county located.
Mr. Penniman was a charter mem
ber of Protection Engine Company
No. 3, having joined in 1853.
On May 10, 18G0, Edward A.
Penniman and Miss Annie E. Blood
were united in marriage. This ven
erable couple celebrated their golden
wedding anniversary three years
ago. Mrs. Penniman, wno uas Deen
quite ill, survives him. They had no
children. Mr. Penniman's nearest
relatives are the Misses Anna, Mary
and Florence Baker, of Honesdale;
Henry Bakor of New Rochello, N.
Y., Lilian Baker, Francis and Edna
Dlmmock, all of New York.
The deceased was a member of tho
Honesdale Presbyterian church for
many years, having sung in that
choir for a quarter of a century. He
was a trustee of the Presbyterian
church at the time of his death.
Several beautiful floral pieces were
sent by many sympathizing friends.
A gain of 82,000 Cows Last Year
Books To Subscribers Closo Feb
ruary 1.
A. E. Sheard, of Mllanvllle, re
turned from Albany last week
where he attended a meeting of tho
Dairyman's League. Tlio league hold
its meeting on Friday, which was
followed by a stockholders meeting
on Saturday.
The standing of tho Dairymen's
League is exceptionally good; finan
cially it is strong. During tho past
three months 30,000 cows have been
added to the production, while dur
ing the year between 82,000 and 83,
000 cows wore added. The milk Is
shipped to New York City
ers. Tho League will closo its books to
all subscribers February 1, 1914.
The stockholders expect to be In
shape to ask a reasonablo price for
milk next April.
There aro 42 counties represented
in the League, tho majority of which
aro in Now York state, Wayne,
Bradford, Wyoming and Susquehan
na counties are the only counties in
"Just as soon as wo can got ma
terials on the ground, work will bo
started on a new wireless station at
Port Morris," said L. B. Foley, super
intendent of telephone, telegraph and
wireless of the Lackawanna railroad,
Scranton, Friday afternoon. He said
tho now station would comprise two
towers, one on each side of the track.
the foundations to bo built of con
crete. They will bo 2 DO feet high
and the areal will bo 700 feet long.
Tho now station that will ho built
at Port Morris, will bo Just sixty
miles from Scranton and about the
same distance from Now York, Mr,
Foley also paid that building onora-
the soldiers who enlisted in Wavne rated at Hoboken. would nln rami.
county at the call of Abraham Lin-!mence in the near future.
Talks to Honesdale Ad vertisers
No 3
Hero Is what nn advertiser said
recently when n Citizen representa
tive was talking to hliu nbout adver
tising: "It is a waste of money to
uso two papers when ONE PAPER
reaches all tho people." Was tlio
limn right? If ho was right, then it
naturally follows that there is room
in Honesdale for only ONE newspa
per. By tlio samo lino of reasoning
thero would ho room for only ONE
Ono plumber with enough appren
tices and assistants could do all tho
plumbing; and the person who
thought ono paper is enough for
Honesdale, to bo consistent, should
go out of business, for ONE store
could bo so systematized ns to do all
tho business in this town. Wo would
then have ONE paper, ONE bank,
ONE plumber, ONE blacksmith, ONE
store, ONE preacher, ONE church
building, etc., but Honesdale as tho
Maple City would' bo wiped off tho