The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, December 30, 1913, Page PAGE FOUR, Image 4

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"The rnoBt .blessed of human
endeavors is service the ser
vice tllat educates and builds, and
makes this old world a better and
a happier place In which to live
and work. Service is the spirit of
the hour. It blesses him that
gives and him that receives; it
Is the brotherhood of man In busi
ness; It is a helping hand extend
ed unselfishly; It is bread cast
upon the waters; It is a way of
helping ourselves by helping each
other. The best that can be said
of any man Is this: He served
others that they might better
serve themselves."
iTho currency bill was signed by
President Wilson December 23. It
may result In "23 " for some of the
banks of our nation.
One of the many things which we
hope to see before many years Is
Greater Honesdale. A broadening
out or expansion of the borough
proper. Honesdale ought to take
some steps toward being misrepre
sented at the time of taking the cen
sus. We are now credited with hav
ing a population of about 3,000,
whereas in reality there are from
7,000 to 8,000 people living witmn
a radius of the central part of the
town proper. The town would welld
a greater Influence, be in a class of
a city and It would be bettor all the
way around. Let's all work for
Greater Honesdale. It Is coming, but
so is next Christmas. By hard and
persistent work in systematic way
it will not bo ig' before we will
enjoy a bigger, busier and better
turo, session 1913, was for the es
tablishment and maintenance of
boards of health in boroughs and
townships of first class. True,
Honesdale has a Board of Health,
but we havo been authentically in
formed that It Is not overly ambiti
ous, no meeting having been .held
since the appointment of one new
member, which was six 'months ago.
This does not, however, signify that
the Board is not doing its duty in the
community, but with the reorganiza
tion of municipal affairs at the first
of the year new plans may be outlin
ed for the Board of Health, work.
The new Act of Assembly grants
greater authority over the commun
Ity than was given former boards.
With the advent of 1914 a num
ber of changes are looked forward
to with considerable amount of in
terest. Honesdale's burgess-elect, G.
S. Wendell, Is now given full power
and control over the police for the
enforcement of the borough ordin
ances and for the discharge of their
respective duties. Although Burgess-
elect Wendell has not 'made public
his platform, it is a foregone con
elusion that he will perform his
duties with Integrity and celerity
and make Honesdale an ideal chief
To-day, December 30, is the last
issue of the seventy-first volume of
The Citizen. Next Friday's paper
will appear fresh arid bright in the
dawn of 1914. The management of
this journal has a number of sur
.prjses and good things in store for
its readers. We hope to make The
Citizen brighter and more attractive
during 1914 than It was in the year
now closing. We have all enjoyed a
most prosperous year, despite what
some calamity howlers have said.
Business has been good, the country
at large has remained peaceable and
we as a people have a great deal to
bo thankful for.
(All of Wayno county's various In
dustries have been busy, which Is a
good criterion of prosperity. In fact,
the Honesdale manufacturing plants
have received more orders than they
could execute In a given time. The
scarcity of operators in a measure
has handicapped business to a cer
tain extent, but this will be overcome
in 1914. The Wayne County Rail
way Company, which wo have
every reason to believe will be built,
will have a tendency to bring addi
tional help to the town and build up
the suburban districts. The coming
of new industries to locate in Wayno
county and near Honesdale, is assur
ed. This also will rehabit dear old
Wayne and place this locality in a
positiou where it will be known
throughout the United States and in
foreign countries. The industrial
outlook Is exceedingly bright. Tho
Greater Honesdale Board of Trade
is planning for a banner year, al
though It has done a number of tell
ing things for tho town during its
short existence of about two years.
Honesdale has voted for' a paved
Main and Park streets, preliminary
work upon same having already been
commenced. Besides this much need
ed thoroughfare for Honesdale,
which has been muddy slnco the
borough's incorporation, four score
years ago, other improvements are
likoly to be" made. There Is a pos
sibility of removing the poles and
placing the overhead wires on Main
street In conduits underneath the
By the co-operation of the Hpnes
dalo Improvement Association tho
planting of trees along either sido of
tho street to replace' tho poles would
add greatly to tho street's appear
ance and tend to make Honesdale an
ideal Maple City.
An Act of importance, which
was passed, during the last Legist
In 1861-2 3 and 4 Wayne county
had more and larger tanneries than
any other county in the United
States. At this date there Is not one
within Its borders.
In the early days of the big indus
try of cutting and marketing lum
ber, the work that resulted In build-
Ing many fortunes, tanneries sprang
up all over the county near every
lumbering job of any magnitude.
Early-day farmers combined the bus
iness of tanning with their regular
labors, and on many farms to-day
are ruins of old log buildings and saw
mills that tell the tale of a lost indus
try. The great hemlock forests of
Pennsylvania, however, are now so
badly depleted that tanneries in this
part of the state no longer can de
pend solely upon them for tannage.
Bark of other woods aro being used
and tanning liquids aro being extract
ed irom tnem Hundreds of miles from
the Pennsylvania tanneries and ship
ped to tho plants. A large part of
tne Hides now used come from for
eign countries, the American supply
Deing insuiiicient to meet the de
mand. The decrease in the local sup
ply of raw materials has resulted in
the shipment of them long distances
to the plants and then back again
long distances to markets as the fin
ished product, leather. On this ac
count? some believe that eventually
all the inland tanneries will be closed
and the plants moved to tho sea,-
board, where the tannage can more
easily be procured. The great Penn
sylvania tanneries grew up at a time
when there was apparently an end
less supply of bark in nearby- forests.
In addition to this, the chief hide
supply was not so far away as it is
expected to return to' the Regional
Banks and be withdrawn from circu
lation when tho need for their use
None of tne existing lorms or pa
per currency -will be disturbed by the
new law. Provision is made, how
over, that tho government two per
cent, bonds, upon which National
Banks now secure the issue of their
4 bank-notes," may be purchased by
thd Government at par, through the
Regional banks. This provision is
expected to result in the gradual re
tirement of most oi tne national name
Tho Federal Reserve Board will ex
ercise final control over the entire
operation of the system. It can com
pel one Regional Bank to loan to an
other In time of need; can authorize
banks to use the Treasury notes or
even national bank notes as part of
their legal reserves; can suspend all
restrictions surrounding the reserves
which Regional banks 'must hold;
and can remove directors of Regional
Reserve banks whenever It is believ
ed necegsary.
While the banks retain control of
thl boards of tho Regional Reserve
banks, their connection with the
Federal Reserve Board is only
through an Advisory Council, made
up of one representative from each
Federal Reserve district. This coun
cil will meet in Washington to confer
with the Federal Reserve Board "on
general business conditions," and to
make recommendations and sugges
tions concerning discount rates, note
issues and reserve conditions.
An Important change in national
banking methods, embraced in the
new law, will permit all national
banks except those in New York,
Chicago and St. Louis, to make di
rect loans on five-year farm mort
gages, upj to 25 per cent, of their
capital and surplus, or up to one
third of their time deposits. Anoth
er provision in the law permits na
tional banks having a capital of
000,000 or more, to open foreign
branches. Similar authority Is giv
en to the Reglnal Reserve Banks,
the purpose being to facilitate the
development of American trade
1 Botea I
Church Notes.
Dr. John T. McFarland, editor of
the Sunday School Literature of the
Methodist Episcopal church, passed
away Sunday night at Maplowood,
New Jersey. Since 1894 Dr. Mc
Farland had hold a position unex
celled In Christendom for influencing
tho lives and beliefs of growing
young Protestants. As editor of our
whole series of Sunday school lessons
and helps the fruits of his mind and
pen have been borne into more
homes and read by more young peo
ple than that of any other religious
"Go-to-Church Day" in Jollet, 111.,
following a three weeks, campaign
urging church attendance on the part
of all the' people, brought In 20,000
persons, crowding every chruch to Its
capacity. Chicago Is planning for a
similar campaign for February.
Rev. John G. Thomas, D. D., Con
gregationalism who is said to have
been the originator of the individual
communion service, died recently at
Lima, Ohio.
The Methodist Episcopal church
has In its various mission fields 1282
missionaries and 375,481 church
Rev. C. B. Papa, late of Clinton,
Ind., has been appointed to the Ital
ian Mission work In Scranton and
Rev. E. G. Holmes, formerly of the
Wyoming Conference, was ordained
to the Episcopal ministry the pastJ
week. i
Much can be accomplished by co
operation in business life. Why will
It not apply In church work? Help
support your pastor's arms during
1914 by volunteering your services
In the church of your choice.
The now treasury notes, which are
to furnish the "elastic" element in
the currency system, and to add to
the country's circulating money in
time of need, will come into use in
tho following way:
The notes will be printed by the
government, with a distinctive style
for each Regional Reserve bank. One
of tho three directors named by the
Federal Reserve Board for each Re
gional bank will be known as the
" Federal-Reserve agent" for that
bank, and a supply of the notes will
bo placed in his custody.
Should a Reglnal Bank desire to
pay out more money than its cash re
sources will permit, the law provides
that it may put some of its redls
counted commercial paper Into the
hands of tho " Federal Reserve
Agent," and receive in return the new
treasury notes. For each note that It
puts out Into circulation, the Re
gional Reserve bank must set aside
In gold 40 per cent, of the value of
the note, as a guarantee for Its re
demption. This gold with tho com
mercial paper held by tho " Federal
Reserve Agent," Is the protection be
hind the new money; but these notes
will also be guaranteed by the gov
ernment, and may be redeemed in
gold at the United States Treasury.
Each Regional bank, under the
act, must keep a reserve of 25 per
cent, of the deposits it has received,
besides the 40 per cent, gold reserve
behind the Treasury notes It Issues.
If the gold reserve behind the notes
falls below 40 per cent., a heavy tax
Is imposed on tho bank, which in
turn adds the tax to tho rate It
charges member banks for redis
counts. This was designed to stop
an over-expansion of currency. In
times of sudden stress, the Federal
Reserve Board can suspend these re
serve provisions, in order to furnish
quick relief to any community.
One Regional bank can not again
pay out the notes of another, except
under a heavy tax. These notes are
Dentil of John W. Scaninn.
J. W. Seaman, one of Wayne coun
ty's best known anu respected citi
zens, slept away at his home on Wil
low avenue Monday -morning, aged 8G
years. Mr. Seaman has been afflict
ed with valvular heart trouble for
sometime. He has also been a
patient sufferer from rheumatism
for several years. Mr. Seaman spent
Sunday with his family and appeared
unusually happy, in fact his health
was better than It had been in sev
eral years. He retired as usual and
no sound came from his bedroom
during the , night. His son-in-law,
Robert B. Brenneman went to the
room at 7:30" to extinguish the night
lamp and as he did so ho noticed
something unusual In his father-in-law's
appearance. He notified his
brother-in-law, George H. Seaman,
and Dr. F. AV. Powell was called, but
life had quietly gone out a few
hours before.
John W. Seaman had been a
resident of Honesdale for about 29
years, having moved from Berlin to
his late home on Willow avenue at
that time. He was born in Milford,
Pike county, February 19, 1828,
where his life was spent until he
came to Honesdale, where he has
since lived a retired life.
Mr. Seaman was married to Mary
E. Stephens In 18C5 and she died
July 2, 1891. The following chil
dren survive: Charles W., and Al
fred V. Seaman, of Carbondale; Geo.
H., at home; Charlotte M wife of
Robert B. Brenneman, of Willow
avenue; also by twin sisters, Mar
tha Seaman, at home, and Mary
Seaman, who makes her home with
her nephew, A. V. Seaman, In Car
bondale. The deceased was an attendant of
the Berlin Baptist church for sever
al years and had also contributed lib
erally toward its support. Mr. Sea
man was a man exceptionally upright
in character and possessed many
friends who will bo sorry to learn
of his death. Ho comes from along
llved family, whoso members vary in
age from 8G to 101 years. Mr. Sea
man's father, Charles B. Seaman,
died when ho was 92 years old; his
wife at 86 years and a sister, Mrs.
Eleanor Smith, at 94 years.
The funeral will be held from tho
house Wednesday morning, Rev. G.
S. Wendell, of the Baptist church of
ficiating. Interment will be made in
the Berlin Baptist church cemetery.
Deatli of James Ryan.
James Ryan, for 40 years a .resi
dent of Tanners Falls and later of
Scranton, died at his homo there on
Saturday. He 'was a bachelor." The
remains arrived on tho 10 o'clock
Delaware and Hudson train and tak
en to St. John's Roman Cathniin
church, from where the funeral was
Pastors living In any part of
Wayne county are requested to send
church news to this department. It
will be published free and willingly
with tho hopes of doing some one
In Days Gone By
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Wayno county has had flvo hang
ings. Peter Allen for the murder of
Solomon Tlce, in Bethany, October
18th, 1808; Cornelius Jones for the
murder of his stepfather, George
Roswell, on the George C. Robertson
farm, Dyberry, February, 1817;
Freeman Marthers, 'for tho murder
of Colonel Jonathan Brooks, in Mt.
Pleasant township, June 24th,- 1828;
Harris Bell, for the murder of Mrs.
Gershom Williams, in Scott township,
August 1st, 1847, arid James P. Mc
Cabe for the murder of Michael
Rellly, in Preston township, Decem
ber 30, 1885. Tlce was stabbed to
death; Roswell poisoned with arsenic
in cider; Brooks' skull was smashed
with a stone and his throat cut; Mrs.
Williams was outraged and stran
gled, and Reilly cut down with an
axe. Allen, Jones and Marthers were
hung In Bethany by Sheriffs Abisha
Woodward, Solomon Jones and Jos.
Miller; and Bell and McCabe in
Honesdale, by Sheriffs William F.
Wood and Thomas Medland. Jones
was arrested on Information furnish
ed by his mother, and convicted
mainly on her testimony.
Tho first telegraph line connecting
Honesdale with the outside world
opened an office in tho second story
of the Hand & Kirtland building,
now occupied by Henry Freund, and
commenced business March 14 th,
1849. Charles S. Minor was the first
Damascus 1; Lebanon 1; Mt. Plea
ant 5; Palmyra 1; Sterling 3; Pre
of 7,663.
O ncerts in Honesdale at the Ban Us
chdrcn. Friday and Saturday evi
n noa Mnrull Ufh nrwl 1 nf 11 - V A
The Family came from Salisbury,
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giiieu vutunaia. juuu u, jjukui uu
tains, in x'resion lownsuip a, 10
est point is Damascus village, 76
feet above tide.
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Preston has 30.
lins, county surveyor, was electei
sheriff in 1831 by a majority of 35
I'll a tritn 1 rnfo 1 r i li a if fill tit v wn
Martin Kellogg, 266, and Joseph Mil
ler, 187.
The Weston Pottery, located on the
site of the present Katz Underwear
factory on 6th street, was started
March 13th, 1849, by William At
kins, who died six weeks ago, In the
97 th year of his age.
The Foster building, corner Main
and Ninth streets, was the first brick
building erected in Honesdale. It
was completed In June, 1846.
In 1832, Dyberry township, In
cluding tho borough of Honesdale,
had 10 mercantile firms: Canaan 3;
In 1831 oak wood sold In Phila
delphla at $10 a cord and hickory a
iv rmir in fin t ii r wirnniir. lnrprrnnTinn
The snow was four feet deen in the
woods at the beginning of March.
During the week ending July 22
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!!., , Tn1.n Till
madge. Ho was sick eight hours.
New Year's eve service at Grace
Episcopal church, Wednesday, Dec.
31, 11:30 o'clock. After a brief ad
dress the Holy Communion service
will be in progress at the opening of
tho new year.
Chicago's school board elebted
John D. Schoop, who has been assist
ant superintendent, to be
tendent of public schools in place of
Mrs. Ella Flagg Young, who for four
years nas neiu the position. The de
feat of Mrs. Young was followed by
the resignation of Peter Tini nhprf no
president of the board and Dean Wal
ler v. summer as chairman of the
committee on school management
or some time enemlna nf Atra
Young had been conducting a secret
campaign against her.
Ono Life Lost in 700,000.
Washington. ADnroxIm r t a 1 v
700,000 passengers were carried for
every life lost on steam vessels in
tho United States in the last year, ac
cording to the annual report of Geo.
Uhler, Supervising Inspector General
of tho Federal Steamboat Inspection
Service. More than 300.000.000 Dor-
sons were carried on vessels required
iu report, anu or this number 436
lost their lives. Of tho lives lost,
however, only 210 can be attributed.
the report says, to accident, explo
sion, collision, or roundering of ves
sels, the remainder bolnfir due to sui
clde, accidental drowning, or similar
The cantata, "Sarita Claus and
Company," will be given in Grace
church Sunday school room on Wed
nesday, New Year's Eve, at 7:30
o'clock. It has been very carefully
rehearsed under the direction of Miss
Dorothy Menner.
If the reader of this item happens
to be an embassador of the- Lord he
is requested by the Religious Editor
of this department to use this col
umn as freely 'and often as he
chooses. Communications of a re
ligious nature, that contain some
thing to make the shut-in's life hap
py and bright, are solicited. Make
this column a sunshine department.
Send to the Religious Editor of The
Citizen Publishing Company the
nameb, addresses and date of the next
birthdays of aged persons in your
parish who would rejoice at receiving
a birthday card. Remember the sick,
send their names and addresses. All
names will gladly bo printed in this
department so that they, too, may re
ceive cards and words of encourage
ment from a largo circle of Citizen
"Blessings ever wait on virtuous
And, though a late, a sure reward
succeeds. Congreve.
Methodist Church.
The members of Airs. W.
T. But
ler's Bible class will hold a watch
night service at the home of their
president, Frank Evans, on Fifteenth
street, Wednesday evening.
Rev. Will H. Hiller cordially in
vites the public to attend the praise
and prayer service In the church par
lors of the Methodist church on Wed
nesday evening, December 31.
There will be a meeting of the
Cradle Roll department of the Meth
odist church Thursday afternoon
from 2 to 4 o'clock in the parlors
when graduation and baptism will
take place. Parents aro requested
to accompany their children.
Count your opportunities as tal
ents. How many have you lost or
folded In a napkin during the past
In looking back over 1913, have
you done all that you could for your
respective cl-urch?
If you are not a regular attendant
at Sunday school start tho new year
right by enrolling as a pupil.
Sounds good, doesn't it? Well,
thoy say it Is as good as it sounds.
And here is what "it" is: Mr. Stan
ton H. King, of Boston, has' been se
cured as speaker at the Grace Church
Men's Supper, which will bo held at
the Allen House on Tuesday evening,
February 3, at 7:45. Mr. King is
Superintendent of a Sailors' Haven,
atTJoston. He is an Inimical speaker,
very forceful and humorous. He an
nounces for tho subject of his talk,
"A Bunch of Yarns," and judging
from the nature of his dally work
and the opportunities it affords him
to acquire knowledge of first-hand
experiences, all who hear him at the
Men's Supper will be glad ever after.
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incut's Wishes Without Suit.
The so-called " Bill Posters' Trust'
is negotiating with the Government
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pnmlilnntlnn wns homin at. C.lilc.if'n
recently, but the association is said
wish or tne uovernment wunout rur-
ther procedure in court.
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depot at Pittsburg, by the police
his grandfather had was found
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