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THE-CITIZEN, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1913.
SemMVcckly Founded 10 08; Weekly Founded 1814.
Published Tuesdays and Fridays by
B. B. HARDENBERGII
E. B. CALLAWAY
FRANK P. WOODWARD
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THOUGHT FOB TO-DAY.
Come To Us All.
Come, thou, dear Prince, 'oh,
come to us, this holy Christmas-time.
Come to tho busy marts of earth,
the quiet homes, the noisy
streets, the humble lanes.
Como to us all, and with thy love
touch every human heart,
That we may know that love and
in its blessed .peace
Bear charity to all mankind.
MOORE IS THE MAX.
Oh, say! Turn right over to the
10 th page of to-day's Citizen and
take a look at Dr. Clement Clarke
Moore, who is described as "The
Man Who Knew Santa Claus Best."
Isn't that a ilne, friendly old-time
It was the man whose picture we
gladly publish to-day who wrote that
Christmas classic, "A Visit from St.
Nicholas." You --will be glad if you
save that picture for your scrap
book. Tho writer has heard that the
Doctor wrote his matchless poem
with no thought of publishing it,
much less that the sun would never
set on its popularity. He has also
heard that for a time the poem's au
thor was unknown, as it was pub
lished anonymously. This may not
be strictly correct, and is not pub
lished as a fact, but as a hear-say.
Dr Clement Clarke Moore was an
American author. He was born iu
New York city on July 15, 1779. The
Declaration of Independence was
only threo years old when he first
saw God's sunlight. He died in New
port, R. I., on July 10, 18C3, in his
85 th year.
Now, listen! You would most
naturally suppose that the mind that
detailed the pleasing fancies of "the
night before Christmas" would be
writing stories for boys and girls, in
short that ho would bo a writer of
juvenile literature; but not so. He
was tho compiler of the first Hebrew
and Greek lexicon published in
America. He wrote other poems, but
the world only seems to remember
his Santa Claus musing. It is well
to remember, also, that the extensive
grounds of tho General Theological
Seminary, of Now York city, were a
gift from Dr. Moore.
Perhaps, nov that you know
more about the author of "A Visit
from St. Nicholas" you will read it
once again with a new and more ap
preciative degree of interest.
THE CHRISTMAS CITIZEN.
Although we publish but one pa
per this week, that number Is com
posed of 12 pages, four more than
compose the regular issue. x
To-day's Citizen is a real Christ
mas paper, intended to bo read on
Christmas day. It is quite different
from tho cut-and-drled Christmas
numbers. 'It is not composed of
many pages. Its good features are
not smothered with big advertise
ments, nor are its advertisements
lost in the maze of many pages and
tho picture business over done.
Honesdale, Hawley, Ariel and the
big city, "Over the Mountain" are
featured by llttlo write-ups of busi
ness enterprises. These notices are
so written, displayed and grouped
that they attract attention of read
ers in a natural and pleasing man
ner. W found the time that could
be devoted to this work entirely too
short to make a regular canvass of
any of these places. Wo regret that
we could not find the time to' see
every business man and present to
them ail an opportunity to go along
with us in this happy holiday num
ber Nobody was Intentionally over
looked or neglected. Wo do not play
the game of favorites.
Tho valuo of theso pages of write
ups consists in presenting glimpses
of the towns represented in a way
that makes this number of The Citl
zen especially deslrablo to send to
out-of-town friends. Rest assured
they will appreciate such thoughtful
ness on your part. Wo have printed
a certain number of extra copies, and
you may get them while they last at
It is our intention to make this
sort of Christmas number an annual
the Citizen Publishing Company.
W. W. WOOD
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feature of The Citizen, and we shall
endeavor next year to make the
word-picturo sketches more com
plete and comprehensive than we
have found our limited time posslule
to do this year. ,
And now, dear reader, have a
good time. This Is tho children's
holiday. Get down from your dig
nified perch and join the kiddies in
their games. Keep them smlllsg,
make them not only glad that Christ
mas has come, but glad that YOU
are home and enjoying it with them.
You will never regret "unbending"
a little at Christmas time. And so,
A 'merry, merry Christmas to all!
"A SAXTA CLAUS RHYME."
There is really no necessity in ad
vising the youngsters to read the
jingle on the 12th page of to-day's
Citizen that describes the Pack, the
Sleigh, the Reindeer, tho House, the
Chimney, the Hearth and tho Stock
ing that Santa Claus found. If San
ta put in his time last night with all
of these things, they certainly know
all about it to-day; and the chances
are the"y are too full of mince pie,
candy, dough-nuts, turkey and stuff
from tho drug store that tho doctor
said should be taken every half hour
until the ache disappeared, to do
much reading, anyway.
"THE SELFISHNESS OF MRS.
Wo urge all Citizen readers not to
let the day pass without reading the
beautiful feature story that occupies
all of the 9 th page. It is one of
George Ade's best, and it Is as force
ful as it is attractive.
When you get through, after you
have read it aloud to' the family cir
cle, it will 'be in order to hold a little
debate over the query as to whether
Alfred Waterby was justified in lying
to his wife. Tho story gives you
something to think about; and any
man with a heart so hard that it
isn't touched, and who Is so far gone
astray that he doesn't feel ashamed
of himself for mean suspicions he
may have harbored against his own
kindred, his neighbors or his friend3,
deserves to have Santa Claus cut his
The Citizen regards this story as
far-and-away tho best short Christ
mas sketch that has been published
In years; and that is why It wants
every one of its thousands of readers
to give it a careful perusal.
Running a newspaper Is a great
business. Those In charge always try
,to please their subscribers and at the
same time give the news when it hap
pens and offer suggestions. We
have heard j. said that newspaper
men are poor critics, and it may be
true. In our last Issue we reproduc
ed an article concerning the moving
picture business, speaking of it from
a national standpoint, incidently sug
gesting that possibly it might be well
to have a censorship committee to
pass upon reels of pictures bofore be
ing shown to the children. The Citi
zen by no means intended to do In
jury to anybody or any concern when
it reproduced tho editorial, but rather
spoke of the picture business from a
national standpoint. It is heartily
sorry if it offended tho management
of the local theatre. The pictures re
ceived by Mr. Dittrich, wo have been
informed, are strictly first-class and
need no censorship,. He is presenting
as fine a bill as can be reproduced
by any moving picture house on any
New York City circuit.
BIRTHDAY AND FAREWELL
In honor 'of her birthday tho fol
lowing friends pleasantly surprised
Miss Mlllicent Brown at the home
of her sister, Mrs. R. M. Stocker, last
Thursday evening: Mrs. John Smith,
Mrs. W. C. Genung, Mrs. Emma Se
cor, Mrs. Chauncey Bates, Mrs. R. B.
Brenneman, Mrs. T. Baker, Mrs. R.
M. Stocker, Misses Christine Gucken
berger, Emma Patterson, Emma
Kreitner Mame Igo, Milllcient
Brown, Ella Long. A Joyous time
was experienced by all present".
Dainty refreshments wore served.
Miss Brown, who leaves after New
Year's for Port Richmond, Cal., for
an indefinite stay, was presented
with a camera.
JOHN E. ItlCIIMOXD.
The Citizen extends heartiest
birthday greetings to our townsman,
John E. Richmond, who upon Satur
day, November 20, 1913, passed the
77th milestone in the walk of life.
It is the Citizen's hope that both Mr.
and Mrs. Richmond will live long
to enjoy earth's blessings.
Mr. Richmond is an ardent ad
mirer of Dr. Frederick A. Cook and
was instrumental in getting the doc
tor to give his lecture in Honesdalo
last year. By the way, Mr. Rich
mond, although having in his pos
session two books containing the
original autograph of Dr. Cook, visit
ed The Citizen office one day re
cently and secured Dr. Cook's hand
somely illustrated book, entitled
"My Attainment of the Pole," by
Daying $1.50 for one year in advance
far Tho Citizen, The citizen rua
HshlnK Company is giving Dr. Cook's
book free to all new subscribers,
and also to old subscribers paying
one year In advance.
COXGRESSMAX AIXEY FOR RE
The citizen endorses the name of
Congressman W. D. B. Ainey as a
candidate for the nomination for the
re-election of Congressman on the
Republican ticket. In our opinion
Hon. W. D. B. Ainey is the man for
that exalted office. 'Truly our con
gressman of the Fourteenth district
has made a splendid record and is
deserving of being sent back to serve
his constituents in Washington for
We, as a people, do not realize
what we owe Congressman Ainey,
He has not only served the people
in a National way, but in an inter
national manner, being one of the
celebrated and dignified peace com
mission who was sent by the United
States to represent this great na
tion at the peace conference at tho
Hague. In what better way could
a district in this .commonwealth
serve one of its sons than by nomi
nating and electing him to another
term as Congressman of this dls
trict? FIRE AT RIG POX1).
Firo destroyed the cafe of Mrs.
Jennio Brink at Big Pond or Fair-
view lake a few days ago. The build
ing burned during the day and it is
a mystery how the fire started. It
is claimed that tramps were around
tho premises a day or so previous
and removed several gallons of whis
key. As far as known there was no
Insurance carried upon the building.
A HAPPY BIRTHDAY PARTY.
About twenty-five girl friends of
Dorothy Rodman gathored at her
home at 'No. 5 Durland brick block,
Monday afternoon from 3 to G to
help celebrate her eleventh birthday,
The hours merrily sped away, there
being 'many games that were indulg
ed in. Among those that afforded
greatest amusement were the crock,
peanut and donkey games. Janette
Burns proved to be the most adept
in placing the tail on the donkey.
She was awarded tho first prize,
which consisted of a beautiful cupld
picture. Lea Kimble was awarded
the consolation prize, being success
ful in placing the tail fartheVest
away from its proper place.
In playing both the peanut and
crock games there was more fun con
tained in them than one could
"shake a stick at." Alice Dibble pos
sessed the best nerve, in that she
carried ten peanuts upon a knife
across tho room. She was awarded
first prize -whjch was a dainty Santa
Claus calendar. Anita Krantz was
given the consolation prize.
Sitting on a crock with the feet off
tho floor and writing one's name
without touching tho feet to the floor
was a game that caused considerable
fun. It is a game that requires great
skill in keeping one's equilibrium
and was unsuccessfully tried by the
little guests, except one, Virginia
Brotfn, who captured the prize after
many attempts. It consisted of a
handsomely -hand-painted china tray.
After the afternoon's amusements
the little folks repaired to the dining
room, -where appetizing refreshments
were served by Mrs. Leon Ross and
Mildred Rodman. Tho guests were
seated at the table which was artisti
cally decorated with red and green
crepe paper festooned from the chan
dallers to the corners of the table.
The birthday cako was the center of
attraction. Eleven flickering can
dles, each ono representing a year
In the little, hostess' llfo and It, too,
reflected many happy hours. On the
outer circle of the cake was a
wreath of holly, symbolic of this
glad Christmas time. The bright and
merry faces of the little ones, -beaming
with an almost superhuman
light, reminded one of Him who
said, "Suffer the little ones to come
unto Me, and forbid them not, for
of such is the kingdom of Heaven.".
Tho Invited guests "were: Janotto
Burns, ' Lillian -Babbitt, Virginia
Brown, Ruth Bodle, Margaret Bader,
Janetto Buerhart, Camilla Connolly,
Irene Dillemuth, Alice Dibble, Ger
trude Fryer, Holen Hessler, Helen
Jackson, Anita Krantz, Margaret
Kreltner, Selma and Bertha Lelno,
Alma. Miller, Betsy Ross, Helen
Stocker, Mildred and Robert Sharp-
steen, Harriet Wilder.
Iioncsrinlo'Bnptist Church, Rev. G. S.
Regular preaching services morn
ing at 10:30 and evening at 7:30,
Sunday, Dec. 28. Sunday school at
11:45. Everybody welcome.
Central Methodist Episcopal Church,
Hov. Will II. Hiller, Pastor.
Preaching at 10:30 a. m. by the
pastor, subject, "Retrospect"; eve
ning subject on "Prospect." Tho
choir will render special music at
At tho mid-week prayer meeting,
Wednesday, December 24, the hour
between 7:30 and 8:30 will bo de
voted to praise and prayer.
The Sunday School Christmas en
tertainment will be held Thursday
evening, Dec. 25, commencing at 7
Last Sunday, December 21, was a
great day in Methodism. The ser
vices In the morning were given over
to the interests of the Wyoming Sem
inary Endowment fund. Addresses
were made by District Superintend
ent L. C. Murdock, D. D., of the
Wyoming conference of the Metho
dist cnurcn, and liov. u. L. sprague,
D. D., president of the Wyoming
Seminary. They were of the first
order. The singing by the Glee Club
and recitations by Miss Faulkner,
teacher. of elocution at the Seminary,
who gave a concert in the church,
Saturday evening, were well received
and listened to with considerable in
terest by the large congregation
present. The members of the con
gregation subscribed something over
$1,500 to the Endowment fund. In
the evening the church choir render
ed a delightful Christmas program.
Pastor Hiller preached a sermon
from the subject "Trying to Find
The amount raised in this vicinity
by tho Wyoming Seminary Glee Club
and through the work of Rvs. Mur
dock and Dr. Sprague was $3,500, or
about one-tenth of the amount pro
portioned for the Scranton district
of the Wyoming conference. The
$3,500 represents the following dis
tricts: Honesdale, Hawley, Way
mart, Bethany and Carley Brook.
Christmas Day iu St. John's Ev.
The Christmas spirit will be mani
fest at every service.
The day will begin at 7 a. m. with
the impressive Matin service.
Processional, "Come Hither Ye
"Hark! the Herald Angels Sing."
Lessons for the Day.
Meditation: Wonder of Wonders.
Chief service at 10:30 a. m.
Brief German Service.
Sermon: Das Christkind und unsere
The height of the day's interest
will culminate in the Children's ser
vico at 7 p. m., when tho Sunday
school renders Geibel's Carol Ser
vice: Prelude, with orchestra accompani
ment. Going Forth to Meet Him.
"Hark! From tho Heights."
"The Angel's Song."
"Judah Join the Song."
"Sleep! Sleep! Holy Babe."
"The Wise Men."
"Where is the King?"
"O, Lowly Town.
German and English.
An illuminated Christmas tree
will enhance the other decorations in
An interesting feature will be tho
distribution of gifts at the 'close of
A cordial Invitation Is extended to
Prcsbjterlun Church, Rev. Dr. Swift,
Preaching services for Sunday,
December 28, both morning and
evening will be appropriate for Now
Year's. Special -music. The public
is cordially invited to be present.
Grnco Episcopal Chinch, Rev. A. Tj.
Christmas festival services at
Grace Enlsconal chumli. n.liHHtmnn
morning at 10:30 o'clock. Miss
aiauei uroaa, organist and musical
directress, has arranged an excel
lent nrocram as fnllmvs?
Te Deum in C, arranged from 'Hay-
aen's "Creation," Dudley Buck.
Jubilate in D, Warren.
Anthem, "Glory to God in the High
est," E. J. Decevee.
"Gloria in Excelsis," Schilling.
JWilllam J. Reif, violinist, will as
sist. Rev. A. L. Whlttaker will hold a
service In the White Mills church
Christmas morning consisting of
iioiy communion and Sermon at
Christmas service at nhrlst nlmrrOi
in Indian Orchard, Sunday, Dec. 28,
ai j:ju p. m,; Sunday school every
Sunday afternoon at 1:30.
The Christmas muslo will be re
peated at Grace Episcopal church on
Sunday, Dec. 28, at 10:30 o'clock.
Christmas carol service of Grace
church Sunday school, Sunday, Dec.
28. at 7 n. m. narnln liv thn Hrlinrl
offertory anthem by the Junior choir
of Graco church and solo by Miss
St. Mnry Mugdnlon's German Catholic
On Christmas Day masses will be
celebrated at 5 a. m,, 8:30 a. m. and
10:30 a. m, Visiting priests will be
in attendance and assist in'celebrat-
to make our store so successful,
OUS NEW NEAR." We hope
esteem of those who have taken
weekly Monday Sales will continue.
MONDAY, DEC. 29
Grocery Departments: -
Columbian or Snow White Flour, per bag $J
Pure White Rose Lard, io-pound pail Si' 4'
-ure wnite Kose iard, 5-pound pail 75 C
Pure White Rose Lard, 3-pound pail 45 C
Fel's Naphtha Soap, 6 bars for --25c
Uood yuahty Coffee in bulk, 25c value, per pound. 22 C
Creso Crackers, the family favorite, 2 packages for 15c
Marble Brand Tomatoes, special, per can.. ,pc
Oranges, selected fruit, per dozen 29 C
Dry "Goods Department
Ladies' Stylish Trimmed Hats, $4.00 and $5.00 val.,. .$2.49
Clean up lot, extra width Dress Goods,' $1.00 value, per yd 75c
New Cloth Ratine, the fashionable Dress Material, spec
ial, per yard 22 C
Heavy Kimono Flannelette, 15c value, per yard f2c
Cotton Challies, good assortment, 6c value, per yard "5c
Niagara Cotton Batts,' unroll in one sheet, each gc
Children's all wool Sweaters, $1.00 value, each 89 C
Ladies' Heavy Fleeced Underwear, 25c value, each 22 C
Ladies' Extra Size Fleeced Underwear, 29c value, each. -24c
Men's Heavy Ribbed Fleeced Underwear, 50c value, each 42 c
Men's Gloves and Mitts, best 50c value, per pair 42 C
Ladies' Fleeced Hose, slightly seconds, 15c value, per pair. 9 c
Fine Unbleached Muslin, 10c value, per yard fiAr-
.Men's Home-Made Socks, 60c
Second Floor Department
Black Sateen Petticoat, fine $1.00 value, each 89 C
Ladies' Outing Gowns, $1.00 value, each 89c
Clean up lot Ladies' House Dresses, special, each ggc
Ladies' Knit Petticoats, 50c value, each 43 c
Large Size Heavy Cotton Blankets, $1.00 value, per pair. -89 C
x-ine omiortaDies, pure Wttite Uotton Filled, $2.00 val.,
Best Table Oil Cloth, 20 and 22c value, per yard 17 C
ypaque vvinaow onaaes, 25c
Katz Bros. Inc.
NOTICE-Monday Specials are sold for Cash.
Ing the masses. Special music will
Program of Christinas Music at St.
John's Church, Honesdale, Pa.
Six O'clock Mass: Celebrant, Rev.
Old English Carol: Sanctuary Choir.
Peters' Choral Mass in E Flat, Boys'
Offertory Anthem, Adeste Fldeles,
Organ Postlude, Mendelssohn.
10 O'clock Mass: Celebrant, Rev.
James Walsh, of Catholic Univer
sity, Washington, D. C.
Old English Carol: Sanctuary Choir.
Millard's Festival Mass in G, Mixed
Offertory Anthem, Adeste Fedeles,
Organ Postlude, Selected.
The Carol will bo sung immediate
ly before tho masses by the follow
ing boys: Master Leo Connelly, solo
ist, assisted by Masters Wm. Shan
ley, John Dowd, Alviron Van Drlesen,
Robert Canlvan, Ambrose Kilgallen
and Leo Mullaney.
Tho soloists at tho 10 o'clock
mass are as follows: Miss Mary
Kelly, Miss Helen Caufleld, 'and
Messrs. Adam Van Drlesen, William
Kalllhan, and Vincent Carroll.
Organists: Miss Elizabeth Cau
fleld and Miss Dorothy Shanley.
Director: Mr. W. H. Bradbury.
Eight o'clock mass, Father Walsh,
celebrant. Tho hymn service by the
Girls' Choir under the direction of
Miss Anna Roilley, with Miss Cres
centla O'Connell, organist. For the
flrst time in St. John's church,
"Sweet Saviour, Bless Us Ere We
Go," will be rendered by John Dowd
and William Shanley,
LAKE ARIEL TIMBER
BOUGHT BY SPRUKS BROS.
Spruks Brothers, lumber dealers of
Scranton, have closed a deal for the
purchase of several hundred acres of
timber and at Lake Ariel, from Mrs.
Charles H. Schadt. Tile price is said
to be about $12,000.
When tho Spruks secure the land
they will go ahead and cut out the
timber that has long made the lake
one of tho most pleasant summer re
sorts In this part of the state.
EVERGREEN TREES IN BAD CON
DITION. Specimens of twigs Wd bark of
evergreen trees, supposed to have
been damagod by scale insects, were
"A HAPPY AND PROSPER
in the future to further win the
advantage of our efforts. Our
value, per pair 45 C
value, each 22 C
received from Washington county,
Pa., at tho Division of Zoology of
tho Department of Agriculture, Har
risburg, with a requst for informa
tion as to tho cause of their Impair
ed condition. One of tho specimens
was from a tree that appeared to bo
diseased when it was planted some
twenty years ago, according to the
correspondent, who states that "it
has never done any good."
Prof. H. A. Surface, the Economic
Zoologist of tho State, in reporting
upon the specimens, wrote as fol
lows: '"I havo received tho twigs and
bark of your evergreen trees, which
you sent to mo, and must confess that
1 vuu nui nnu any insects present,
and the subject of plant diseases be
longs to tho specialist known as a
plant pathologist. For that reason
I would adviso you to send twigs to
Professor N. B. Waito, U. S. Plant
Pathologist, Department of Agricul
ture, Washington, D. C. Also, if you
wish, you might send some twigs to
Professor Hugh Baker, Forester,
State College, Pa.
"It appears to mo that the tops
of your trees are too dense, of, per
haps they are too much shaded. I
would advise cultivating the ground
about them, and opening out tho tops,
by a little pruning. Some fertilizer
containing phosphoric acid and pot
ash, such as would be obtained, Ih
phosphate rock and wood ashes,
should be mixed with the soil around
CO! 1 RT PROCLAMATION. -Whereas ,.
the Judge of the several Courts of
the County of Wayno has Issued his precept
for holdlnp a Court of Quarter Sessions, Oyer
and Terminer, and General Jail Delivery In
and tor said County, nt the Court House, to
MONDAY. JANUARY 19. 19H.
to qontinue one week:
And directln? that a Grand Jury for the
Courts of Quarter Sessions and Oyer and
Terminer be summoned to meet on Monday.
January 12. 1911. at 2 p. m,
Notlco la therefore hereby elven to the
Coroner and Justices of the Peace, and Con
stables of the County of Wayne, that they be
then nnd there In their proper persons, at
said Court House, at 2 o'clock In the after
noon of said 12th day of Jan., 1911. with their
records, lnqulsltlons.ezamlnatlons and other
remembrances, to, do thoso thlnss which to
their olllces appertain to be done, and those
who are bound by recocnlzance or otherwise
to prosecute tho prisoners who are or shall
boln the Jail of Wayne County, be then and
there to prosecute aealnst them as shall ba
Glten under my hand, at Honesdale. this
22d day of Dec. 1913, and in the 136th year
of tho Independence of the United States-
FRANK C. KIMBLE Sheriff.
Sheriff's Otllce enD'
Honesdale. Dec. tt, 1913. 103wl