The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, November 11, 1908, Image 2

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Kntercd as second-class matter, at the post
office. Ilonesdale. Pa.
Bryan and His "Principles.1
Representatives of the Democracy, after
crawling out from under the ruins due
to the election last week, are beating the
nir in a vain attempt to save Bryan's
face. As an instance of this, the Herald
says :
"Thf fact that the Republican party
exists to-day is due to the skill and tact
exercised by President uooseveit in
adopting Mr. Bryan's principles and
theories and giving to the country the
insurance that while these policies were
proper and correct the Republican party
was ready and willing to adopt them.
Nearly everything commendable in the
Republican party to-day is due to the
influence which Mr. Bryan exerted upon
the minds of men during the last twelve
nnfl most that is objectionable in
the same party has been apologized for
and promises raaae tnai uiey too snaii
be reformed and brought in accordance
with the public conscience wnicn Mr,
Bryan's theories have molded."
Going to Bryan's record to discover his
"principles and theories," we find the
following :
1. While a member ot the 53d Con
gress, at the special session in the fall of
1893, he voted against the repeal of the
silver purchase clause of the Sherman
bill, and the repeal was accomplished
bv Republican votes. Roosevelt has not
adopted this, the earliest of the princi
pies announced by Bryan.
2. In the same Congress, Bryan voted
for the Sugar Trust Tariff. The principle
of this tariff has not been adopted by
3. In 1890, Bryan's platform demand
ed a tariff for revenue only, the abolition
of National banks, and the bunco dollar
through "the free and unlimited coinage
of both silver and gold at the ratio of
sixteen to one." None of these Bryan
principles have been adopted by Roose
4. In 1900, Bryan's platform again de
manded the free and unlimited coinage
of the bunco dollar at the ratio of sixteen
to one, free trade, the abolition of the
national banking system, the reduction
of the army to a skeleton, and the inde
pendence of the Philippines, under the
protection of our government. Roose'
velt has not adopted any of these Bryan
5. In 1904, Bryan's platform again
condemned "imperialism" in the reten'
tion and government of the Philippines
and the protective tariff. These Bryan
principles have not been adopted by
Looking at the Republican record, we
find the following as its leading points
1. In 1888, the Republican National
Convention made the first declaration
on record, in any party platform, in op
position to trusts and monopolies viz
'We declare our opposition to all
combinations of capital organized
trusts or otherwise, to control arbitrarl
lv the conditions of trade among our
citizens : and we recommend to Con'
press, and the State Legislatures,
their respective jurisdictions, such legis
lation as will prevent the execution of
all schemes to oppress the people by un
aue cnarges on ineir supplies, or uy un
iust rates for the transportation of theii
products to market. We approve the
legislation by Congress to prevent alike
uniuet burdens and untair discnmina
tions between the States."
The Democratic platform of that year
was wholly silent on this subject, and
was devoted chiefly to the condemnation
of protection and the approval of the
Mills free trade tariff bill, then pending
in Congress.
2. In 1890, a Republican Congress pass'
ed and a Republican President signed
the Sherman Anti-Trust Law, under
which numerous prosecutions of trusts
and combinations in restraint of trade
have been carried on.
3. In 1892, the Republican National
Convention followed the action of the
preceding Convention by this terse and
emphatic plank in its platform :
"Wft reaffirm our onDOsition. declared
in the Republican platform of 1888, t
all combinations of capital organized in
trusts or otherwise, to control arbitran
ly the conditions ol trade among our
citizens. We heartily indorse the action
already taken unon this subiect. and
ask for such further legislation as may
be required to remedy any detects in
existing laws and to render their en
forcement more complete and effective-
The Democratic platform, adopted
twelve days later, followed the Republi
can lead on this question by demanding
the rigid enforcement of the laws en
acted, and Buch further legislation
might be found necessary.
Neither party again referred to the
subject, in its platform, until 1900,
Meantime prosecutions were begun
against some of the most conspicuous
violators of the anti-trust law, and six
of these cases were carried to the U
S. Supreme Court. In these the scope
and purpose of the act, and its applica
tion to various operations, were clearly
defined, its principles definitely estab
lished, nnd the ground laid for further
proceedings under it.
In 1900, the Republican national
platform declared : "We recognize the
necessity and propriety of the honest
co-operation of capital to meet new
business conditions, and especially to
extend our rapidly increasing foreign
trade, but we condemn all conspiracies
anu comDinauons mienueuio resinci
business, to create monopolies, to limit
production, or to control prices, and
favor such legislation as will effectively
1 1 . .11 ..!, nlmnAn
protect and promote competition, and
secure the rights of producers, laborers,
and all who are engaged in industry
and commerce."
A fortnight later, the Democratic Na
tional Convention joined the procession
by an elaborate condemnation of mo
nopolies and trusts.
In 1901, the Republican national plat
form declared for the continued subjec
tion of business combinations to the law.
fortnight later, the Democratic Na
tional Convention tried to catch up with
the anti-trust movement by a violent
condemnation of monopolies and com
binations. In 1908, the Republican national plat
form thus summed up the situation :
The Rpnublican mrtv passed the
Rhprmfin nnti-tnint. Inw over Democratic
opposition, and enforced it after Demo-1
cratic dereliction. It has been a whole
some instrument for eood in the hands of
wise and fearless administration. But
experience has shown that its effective
ness can be strengthened and its real
objects better attained bv such amend
ments as will give to tne teaerai govern
ment greater supervision and control
over and secure greater publicity in the
management of that class ol corpora'
tions encaged in interstate commerce
having power and opportunity to effect
Bryan's platform, while joining in the
condemnation of trusts and monopolies,
and demanding railroad regulation, in
part on lines already fixed by a Re
publican Congress, proposed to regulate
industry by requiring a federal license
for corporations controlling twenty-five
per cent, or more of the business in
which it is engaged, and forbidding the
control of more than fifty per cent. These
Bryan principles and theories certainly
have not been adopted by Roosevelt.
Meanwhile, while Bryan has been en-
gaged in denouncing trust and monopo
lies, the Republican party, led by Roose
velt, has been engaged in a vigorous en-
forcement of the policy announced in
the Republican platform of 1888, under
the laws enacted to give effect to that
policy, and in promoting legislation to
make it still more effective. Since 1901,
Roosevelt's administration has begun
numerous prosecutions, which in eleven
cases have been carried to the Supreme
Couit. In 1903, the Department of Com
merce and Labor, with a Bureau of Cor
porations, was created, and the Elkins
act was passed, with the result of making
an end of railroad rebates. In 1906, the
Hepburn rate bill was passed, which
ended the power of making arbitrary
and unreasonable railroad rates. Noth
ing in this direction has been due to any
practical suggestion on the part of Bryan
In short, while Bryan has been vocifer
ously hooting atcorporate abuses, Roose
velt ha? been suppressing them, and in
promoting legislation for their more ef
fectual suppression.
The Republican party owes its exist
ence to its work for the past twenty years
in developing and putting into effect a
practicable system for restraining the
abuses of corporate power. On the other
hand, the Democratic party owes its
present non-existence to its indorsement
of all of Bryan's political freaks, and to
the conviction of a large majority of the
people that he cannot safely be trusted
in the executive office.
Col. Pratt Honored.
Congressman elect, Col. Charles C
Piatt, was given a rousing ovation in hon
or of his political victory by his enthusi
astic New Milford townsmen on Thurs
day evening of last week. A large crowd
gathered at the opera house early in the
evening, and, headed by a band, pro
ceeded to the Colonel's residence, near
which a bonfire was built, several musi
cal selections were rendered, cheers were
given for Mr. Pratt and Mrs. Pratt and
the children, and greetings exchanged
after which the successful candidate was
put in a carriage and drawn by hand
through throngs of applauding people
and the glare of red fire, back to the
opera house. The building was soon
packed, and, according to the New Mil-
ford papers, when Col. Pratt appeared on
the platform "pandemonium broke
loose." There were highly eulogistic
speeches made by three Reverends, and
other local talker, and a very modest
and well-worded response by Col. Pratt
who, referring to the much mooted ques
tion of his residence during the cam
paign, declared that, "here is where his
mother gave him birth, here he had
spent hfs boyhood, and here would spend
his life, and sometime his body would
here be laid to rest beside that of his
honored father and mother." Refresh
menta were served by Mrs. Pratt after
the demonstration, and then with more
singing and more cheers the party went
to their respective homes, collectively
and individually tie-lighted.
Prepare for the Holidays.
What do you say to buying your
Christmas presents now? Think ahead
six weeks and in your mind's eye see the
hurry and scurry and hurly-burly that
will dominate your home and favorite
shops as it did just before Christmas
last year, and ever has and ever will, un
less you wish to avoid it. Can't you see
the tired, overwrought women's scram
ble at the bargain counters, that is as in
evitable before Christmas each, year as
the twenty-fifth of December itself?
Pleasant, sure. eatv. safe little liver Pills
are DeWlU'i Little Karly Risers. Sold by
rr.ii. me uruxKisi.
Inspection sad Camp Fire of Capt.
James Ham Peat Visit of Depart
ment Commander DeLacy.
The annual inspection of Capt. James
Ham Post, No. 198, G. A. R., of our
borough, took place at the Post Room
last Friday evening. For the first time
its history, the Post was visited by
the Department Commander of the Order
(Dep't of Penn'a), this official being
Capt. P. DeLacy, of Griffin Post, Scran
ton. He was accompanied by N. S. Cat
lender, Department Chief of Staff, 8. B.
Mott and Thomas Barrowman, all of
Griffin Post. Comrade Mott was inspect
ing officer. Besides the services attend
ing inspection, nominations were made
for the officers of the Post for the coming
year; the present incumbents ol the sev
eral offices being renominated. At the
close of business, the Post, with the De
partment Commander, and the other
isitors, made a change of base to Heu-
matin's restaurant, wnere a "(irana
Army Camp Fire" was held, which
suggested only by a vivid contrast the
camp fires around which the Union
armies were wont to discuss their ra
tions during the campaigns of the civil
war. Thirty-three veterans and their
guests participated, and the camp fire,
with its accompaniment of toasts, songs,
speeches, stories, reminiscences, etc
held the front until the smallest hour
'ayant the twal'." The speakers were
Department Commander DeLacy, Chief
Burgess Thomas J. Ham, Hon. John
Kuhbach, Hon. Leopold Fuerth, Homer
Greene, W. W. Wood, and M. J. Han-
Ian. It is impossible to give even a sum
mary of the addresses, but all were felici
tous in thought and expression, and were
marked by fitness and tact, and were
especially appropriate to the occasion
Post Commander Henry Wilson, who
presided, was most happy in his intro
ductory remarks, and added greatly to
the enjoyment of the evening by his char
acteristically witty presentations of the
several speakers. The Department Com
mander presented a review, compiled
from official sources, of some interesting
points in connection with the personnel
of the Union armies during the war. As
to nationality, about three-fourths of the
soldiers were native born ; then followed
in order of numbers, the Germans, the
Irish, the English, the Canadians, and
others of various nationalities. Classified
by age at the time of enlistment, the
largest number were eighteen years old
and this class included no small num
ber who were really below eighteen, but
who were physically qualified for the
service, and were obliged to state their
ages as not less than eighteen in order to
be enlisted. Above eighteen the num
ber in the several classes diminished
and the smallest class was those of forty-
four years. The average age was about
twenty-five. The younger classes were
found least able to endure the hardships
of a soldier's life, and most susceptible
to the diseases incident to the service
hence the proportion of sick among them
was greater than among the older classes
The Department Commander also gave
summary of a bill to give State pensions
to Union veterans, which a committee o
the G. A. R., appointed for that pur
pose, had prepared. This, in brief, pro
vides for a pension of $fl a month to all
who served for ninety days or more in
Pennsylvania commands, and are now
residents of the State. The restriction
to service in Pennsylvania commands is
on the ground that when Pennsylvania!!
went to another State to enlist, and thus
help till its quota, instead of enlisting at
home, and helping fill the quota of their
own State, they withdrew from the State
flag, reduced the number of men whom
the State could call on, and made it nec
essary for the State to provide others to'
fill its quota. This, it is considered,
gives them no claim on the state for
pensions, as they performed no military
service for which the State received cred
it. The same rule, of course, applies to
residents of other States who enlisted in
those States, and since the war have re
moved to Pennsylvania. The ground of
the exclusion of those who are now non
residents is apparently on the ground
that they have voluntarily withdrawn
from the State, and are no longer sub
ject to its jurisdiction. This is not as
satisfactory as in the other cases, since
the proposed pension is not to be given
as a reward for residence in the State,
but for military service under the State
flag. Dropping into lighter vein, the De
partment Commander gave a variety of
entertaining reminiscences, some of which
referred to a period long "afoah de
wah," when he and the Post Commander
were school boys together, in the early
The instrumental music for the occa
sion was by O'Brien's orchestra, and the
vocal music by Comrades Callender,
Barrowman and Mott ; both reinforced
by the veterans in the chorus of some of
the war time melodies. The three vocal
ists named visited Capt. Ham Post at
the inspection last year, and at the ac
companying camp fire delighted the Post
with their rendering of the patriotic songs
of the 'sixties ; and on the present occa
sion they repeated the entertaining feat
ures of the previous year, with im
provements Uiatseemed to leave nothing
to be added.
Needless to say that the banquet served
by Mr. Heumann was complete in every
respect. The room was handsomely
draped with the National colors, the
tables artistically arranged and decorat
ed, the dishes most appetizing, and the
service all that could be desired.
Moses Roberts died at the home of
his mother on River street on Thursday,
Noycmber 5, 1908, aged 27 years. The
funeral services, conducted by Rev. A.
L. Whitaker, of Grace, (Episcopal,)
church, were held on Saturday. The
interment was made in the Indian Orch
ard cemetery.
Mrs. Margaret Flannigan, widow of
Patrick Flannigan, died at her home,
518 Church street, of gastritis, on Satur
day morning, November 7th, 1908, at
the advanced age of 84 years. She was
born in Ireland, Nov. 24th, 1824, and
came to Ilonesdale in 1850. She is sur
vived by the following children : Mary,
at home ; Catharine, in New York ;
Christopher, at home ; James, in Scran
ton, and Richard, in Clarion. The
funeral services, including requiem moss,
were held at St. John's (R. C.) church
on Tuesday morning, Rev. Thomas Han-
ley officiating. Interment in St. John's
Mrs. Martha Ray, wife of 'Rev. Joseph
D. Ray, died at her home, 1G03 East
Division street, on Friday afternoon,
Nov. 29th 1908. She was born in Eng
land in 1836, and came to this country
in her childhood, locating in Boston,
where she was eventually married
Besides her husband, she is survived by
four daughters and a son Mrs. II. M.
Eaton, of Meriden, Conn.; Mrs. Lewis
Decker and Mrs. George Bryant, of
Scranton ; Miss Emma, at home, and
Noble A., of Chicago. The funeral was
held at 2 o'clock on Monday afternoon,
Rev. Will H. Hiller conducting the ser
vices. Interment in Glen Dyberry cem
John Thomas Ball was born in Orange,
N. J., June 13, 1833, and died at West
town, Orange county, N. Y., Nov.
1908, making his age 75 years, 4 months
and 24 days. He had been in ill health
for a long period, being a victim of
Bright's disease. Thinking a change of
location might prove beneficial, he went
to the home of Homer C. Down, a friend
living at Westtown, early in October
where he suffered a slight stroke of pa
ralysis on the 31st of that month, follow
ed by a severe one Nov. 2d. His early
advantages were somewhat limited, but
he improved them to the best of his
ability. He came to Ilonesdale with his
parents in 1847, and followed carpen
tering for a livelihood. He was married
Aug. 15, 1861, his bride being Miss Mary
F. Aunger, of Waymart, and she proved
a most worthy and competent helpmate
She died Aug. 7, 1892. He is survived
by two brothers, Isaac N. Ball, of Hones
dale, and Henry, of East Saginaw, Mich
For nearly twenty years he was employed
on the Honesdale docks of the Del
Hud. Canal Co. Mr. Ball was converted
in 1865. He was chosen a deacon of
the Presbyterian church in 1870, and an
elder in 1878, which position he filled un
til his death. He was greatly interested
in Sunday school work in various por
tions ot wayne county, and was super
intendent of the Indian Orchard school
for about a year, and organized the one
at Seelyville, where he served as teacher
and superintendent for twenty-nine years
Mr. Ball accomplished a vast deal of
good in his long and useful life, well
worthy of emulation by others. His re
mains were brought to Honesdale for
burial, the services being held in the
Presbyterian church, Rev. Dr. Win. H
Swift officiating. The pall bearers were
his brother elders, Andrew Thompson
R. M. Blocker, Win. J. Ward, Georg
Robinson, Wm. B. Holmes and J
Reitenauer. Interment in Glen Dyberrv
Capt. Henry Stern, who will here
memberedby many of our older readers
died in New York city onThursday last.
He was born near the home of the late
William Weiss, in Bohemia, and on
coming to this country in the late 'fifties,
made that merchant's residence in
Honesdale his first stopping place. Soon
afterward he secured employment with
a farmer in Oregon township, with
whom he remained for a year or two,
and then returned to Honesdale to fill a
position in Menner's store. In the fall
of 1861 the 77th Regiment of Pennsyl
vania Volunteers was recruited in
ChamberBburg, quite a considerable con
tingent enlisting in this section, a num
ber of Wayne county boys enrolling
themselves in Companies G, H and I,
Henry Stern among them. Stephen
Bradford, of Scranton, who became
Major of the Regiment, was the recruit
ing officer. Mr. Stern was mustered in
to service with Company G, as 1st Lieu
tenant, Oct. 11th, 1861. In April, 18(53,
the Captain, Alexander Phillips, was
promoted to fill the vacancy created by
Major Bradford's resignation the pre
ceding January, and Lieut. Stern was
advanced to the captaincy, and served
in that capacity until his own resigna
tion on the 9th of the following Septem
ber. The 77th was preeminently a fighting
regiment. It was theonly Pennsylvania
regiment in the battle at Pittsburg Land
ing, April 7th, 1862, and after that con
flict remained on the field, exposed for
most q the time to drenching rains, for
eight days. On the 14th, the tents hav
ing been brought up, it moved several
miles to escape the horrid stench of the
bloody battle field. The Lieut. Colonel
,waa prostrated by its blighting effect,
and great sickness prevailed. The charge
f the regiment fell on the shoulders of
Major Bradford, , while it was engaged
about Nashville, Tenn., during the sum
mer of 1802, and until the opening of
the winter campaign. January 1st, 18i3,
the regiment participated in the fighting
at Murfreesboro, Tenn., and so dis
tinguished itself that, in March follow
ing, General Rosecr.inz, while review
ing the army preparatory to the second
grand advance against Bragg, in pass
ing along the line of the Seventy-Seventh,
said : . "Colonel, I see that your
regiment !b all right. Give my compli
ments to the boys, and tell thei'i that I
say, 'It was the banner regiment at
Stone River ; they never broke their
ranks.' " In all of fie desperate strug
gles about Nashville and Chattanooga
Inch followed, the 77th gallantly did
its part, and the companies whouc
rosters bore the names of Capt. Stern,
Frank Hollenbeck and other Wayne
county boys, were accorded a full share
fhe honors won. After his resigna
tion Capt. Stern returned to New York
and engaged in business as a broker,
which was his calling at the time of his
death. He never married. The funeral
services were held in Temple Enmaiiuel,
New York, and the remains were inter-
ed in that citv.
Foot Ball.
A splendid foot ball contest between
Dunmore and Honesdale elevens came
off on the silk mill grounds 011 Saturdny
afternoon last. The line-up was as fol
lows :
Osborne I.. E Miller
Dudley 1.. T Wutruus
K. Osborne L. l 1'avton
Jacobs C Tavlor
schlcssler. !. Williams
r round 1:. T lx.'wls
Hader II. K h. JSroL'an
Howlanu o. 11 i:arron
Weaver I.. If. 11 M. llrosan
Murray li.ll. 11 .Monut
linrberl V. II Murphy
Toitchdowsh Weaver. Mnrrav. 1: E.
Brogan, 1 ; M. llrogau, 1.
(Ioal, from touchdown Ilarberil ; M tiler. 1.
Score Ilonesdale, IU; Dunmore, VI.
The Honesdale eleven will play a re
turn game at Dunmore mi Saturdny af
ternoon next.
A visit to Menxeu & Co's Cloak and
Suit department will convince buyers of
the style and clotli qualities of their
season's suits. 22eitf
College Singing Girls
Walter Eccles.
The program comprises a great varie
ty of selections. It includes some of the
strongest numbers written for women's
voices, both sacred and operatic.
College Songs sung with the spirit and
action peculiar to them. Songs char
acteristic of different countries sung in
appropriate costume.
The acknowledged charm of Spanish
music, with its accompaniments of cas
tanets, tambourines, mandolins and
guitars, has caused to be introduced
several of the bestselections to be found
in this style of music, which will be ren
uereu m the picturesque Spanish cos
Instrumental numbers and original
effects in selections, with action. Among
the novelties is "The Drummer Son;
nnd chorus from the opera "Fantine,"
in which four of the young ladies ap
pear as drummer girls.
An important part of the program are
the impersonations and humorous songs
by Mr. Walter Eccles and the musical
sketches by him and the young women
of the company.
Mr. Kccles stands in the very front
rank of entertainers. His repertoire in
cludes monologues, humorous songs, im
personations and dramatic recitals. At
the Lyric Theatre this Wednesday, even
ing, Nov. 11th.
II. C. GAYJ.Oltl).
Late of Lebanon towiisbln. deceased.
The undersigned, an auditor appointed to
report uismuuuon oi saia estate, win attend
to me nuties oi ins appointment, on
at 10 o'clock, a. m.,at hlsolllce In tlieboroueli
ot Ilonesdale. ut which time and place all
claims against sain estate must be presented
or recourse loineninu ior (ustritmuon wil
no lost.
WM. II. LKE, Auditor,
Honesdale, Nov, 9, 1!XK 35t3
is no time to be regretting your neglect
to get insured. A little care beforehand
is worth more than any amount of re
General Insurance Agents
Estate of Albert Whitmore. late of
Honesdale borough, deceased. Ali persons
Indebted to said estate are notified to mnko
Immediate payment to the undersigned ; and
those having claims against said estuto are
notified to present them, duly attestcd.'for
Kliiemem ntinni u.ou,
l&wti Administrator c. t.
Concert Course !
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PRICES : Main Floor, 50c. Balcony, 3jc
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Abdenpato rnicES : Course tickets and
teachers' enrollment cards must be pre
sented at the box oillec for reserved seats,
lfy paying 10 cents, holders of abovecards
ami uckcis, can secure uest seats.
G. P. SOMMER'S are
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One will be given to the MOST
ER, either lady or gentleman, in
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MAS DAY. December 25,1008.
Every purchaser will be entitled to
chased in SOMMER'S STORE, com
mencing Nov. 9th to Dec. 24th.
BALLOTS to be deposited in sealed
box, and counted Christmas eve by a
committee to be appointed bv Countv
Superintendent, J. J. Kiehler.
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made to thoroughly cleanse and save the
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leaving your mouth full of bristles.
We recommend those costlne 25 cents or
more, as we can guarantee them and will re-
iace. iree. any tnai snow delects of inanu
ucture within three months.
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