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-About the Countv.
Makcii 22d. A dull, cold March
;auses Homi! to wish for a warmer cli
,nate; wo hear so much complaint about
The annual changes have now com
menced. Mr. Brooks is moving on Eliza
Dunn's farm, whichjhc so recently pur
chased ; Thomas Olver is expected to
move to his new farm, bought of his
father, Daniel Olver, Mr. Davis, Mr.
Olvcr's son-in-law, being tlio present
occupant ; Win. Gavitt will move from
the Kobbins farm, his sale having been
held on Saturday lust.
Mrs. Brown has returned to her home
here after spending the winter with her
daughter, Mrs. Whitmoro, of Inglehart.
Lizzie Davcy, who came liomu to at
tend her sister, during her sickness, will
remain homo this spring.
Mrs. liny Bayly and daughter, Mildred,
will return from East Honesdalc, and
again lives on tho farm with her twin
brother, Earl Ham.
Sadie Wilson will spend some weeks
in Brooklyn with her mother, before
Mrs. .Wilson's return to her summer
home atBeach Lake.
Soon house cleaning will take the
place of social gatherings.
A birthday party was given at Mrs.
Neal's on Wednesday, the 10th, it be
ing her 18th birthday.
There was a gathering at the M. E.
pastor's this week, by tho congregation
of his other appointment. Ho is ex
pected to return.
Ilov. Mr. Tamblyn has been quite ill
Mrs.;.1. 1'. Budd is still in Philadelphia
withlher nephew, Harry i Glahn, who
has just passed through an operation
for tuberculosis of the glands.
MayjBradbury, of West Chester State
Normal School, is home on her Easter
Mrs. Alex. Crosby has been quite ill
for some time.
t jl was much pleased ovor"TheSuffrage
Question" of Mirch 12th in Tim Citizen.
I sat in a pew and listened to Dr. Park-
hurst many times during this last win
ter and thought that if all the women
were taken away his congregation would
bo small indeed'. In our rural districts
it is tho womea who keep tho church
alive, and even now'in Beach Lake, lady,
stewards are elected for the ensuing
year. Give tho brainy woman her rights!
? Makcii 22d. Mrs. James McClure
visited friends'.in Binghainton last week.
Charlie Harrison is attending school
in Great Bend.
Thomas Wright expects to move on
his farm the 1st of April.
A.A. Fox J. was injured finite "badly
while working in tne acid factory last
Mrs. Oscar Curtis entertained tho fol
lowing at her homo for dinner last Sat
urday : Mr. and Mrs. Frank,JLittle,
MissjJFidclia LittKtandJ'Mr. and Mrs.
J. 11. Smith.
Ira Clearwater spent Sunday at his
Only four weeks more of school ; then
the youngsters will be happy.
yiMrs. Freeman Reynolds is visiting in
Binghamton this week.
Mai'.cii 21st. The box social at the
homo of Charles W. Webb, Thursday
evening last, was well attended, and
about $20 was raiseu.
Arthur Clark, of PortJervis, is visiting
his aunt, Mrs. Charles Fnatz.
Mrs. Edward O. Ward, of Newark, N.
J., spent Sunday with her brother, E.
W. Gammell, and family.
Mrs. Gertrude Jones and daughter,
Bessie, will leave here Monday for their
new home in Scranton. During their
six years' residence hero they have made
many.friends who regret their departuro,
and their places, especially in church
and Sunday school, will be hard to fill.
Itev. and Mrs. W. B. Signor will at
tend Conference ut Plymouth, this week.
James Hauser, of Forest City, visited
his father, William Hauser, who doesn't
seem to make as rapid a recovery as ex
pected. Preaching services will be omitted in
the Methodist church, on Sunday next.
Prayer meeting and Sunday school as
Makcii 17th. Miss Lauretta M. lteid,
who has been staying with her sister,
Mrs. C. F. Kellam, during the winter,
went to Liberty, N. Y., on Thursday
Rush Simons, Augusta Schrader, Cora
Martin, Elois Schrader, and Alwin and'
William Gillett have been present at
school every day during the past month.
Our teacher, Miss Bessie Decker, is
doing very' good work.
Tho scarlet fever patients at Center
ville are all getting along very nicely,
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Gillett,
March 8th, a daughter.
Philip Schrader, of Pittsburg, and sis
ters, Nettie and Sophia, of Scranton,
are gucstsof theirparents, Mr. and Mrs
Decree Is Issued at Rome
Against Father Murri.
Home, March 23. The supreme con
gregation of the holy office has Issued
a major excommunication against Fa
ther Homolo Murri, leader of tho Cath
ollc Democrats, who was elected to the
chamber of deputies at the last gen
ernl elections as a Christian Demo
crat. Tho excommunication deprives
the priest of all ecclesiastical ooramu
nlon, being equivalent to an anathema,
which Is pronounced upon the greatest
Father Murri was the first priest to
enter parliament after the full of the
temporal power, but on his formal ex
communication ho will not even be nl
lowed to wear the ecclesiastical robes.
Father Murri was director of the
National Society For Cultural Educa
tion, which was organized In 1002 for
the purpose of conducting a Christian
Socialist propaganda. Among the pub
lications of the society was a trlinonth
ly review entitled Social Culture, of
.which Father Murri was. the editor.
LONG TBIF FOB A LECTUBE.
Heney Travels From 8an Francisco to
Talk to New Yorkers Tonight.
New York, March 23. Clear across
the continent for the sake of express
me to the people of New York views
n "The Law on Trial" was the trip
made by District Attorney Francis J.
Heney of San Francisco, the famous
rraft hunter, who was badly wouuded
by a criminal a few months ago.
Mr. Heney will speak to the Civic
forum In Carnegie hall tojilglit. He
will be Introduced to the audience by
farnF A.itimov 12A!ftuTarta
Favorite Wedding Day.
A favorite wedding day In Scotland
Is Dec. 31, so that the young couple
can leave their old life with the old
year and begin their married life with
the new one.
The Word "Lily."
The word lily comes from a Celtic
word, "11," signifying whiteness.
The first lifeboat was made by Lio
nel Luklu, a coach builder of London.
His boat was provided with air tight
compartments, slabs of cork were bolt
ed to the top sides, and there was Iron
ballast on the keel. These features are
found in lifeboats to this day.
Small boys In ancient Egypt played
with wooden toy soldiers.
Foundation of a Fortune,
Late In 185S the "end of nil things"
was predicted for Feb. 22, 1850, and In
some parts of the country people be
came panic stricken, and. If .one story
Is true, the wealth of a certain New
York family had Its foundation in a
piece of property which was sold at a
ridiculously small price because of the
"end" which was soon coming.
Postal cards first came into use In
the year 1870.
The value of the Mexican coin Is not
at all confusion. A centavo Is a cent;
a media Is OYt centavos; a real Is 12V4
ccntavos; dos real Is 25 centavos, and
a cuatro Is 50 ccntavos. A peso is a
Wood and Coal.
"Wood yields one-fourth of the heat
of coal; charcoal about the same heat
A Five Year Clock.
There Is a clock at a railway station
In Belgium which requires winding up
only once in five years. It was placed
there by the government in 1881 and
keeps capital time.
Gcnuino morocco leather is made of
goatskins, tanned with puro sumac
Throwing the Slipper.
The marriage custom of throwing
tho slipper originated in France. An
old woman, seeing tho carriage of her
young king, Louis XIIL, passing on
tho way from church, where ho had
Just been married, took off her shoe
and, flinging It at the coach, cried out,
'"Tls all I have, your majesty, but
may tho blessings of God go with It."
Hair grows at the rate of thirteen
mllllonths of a yard a second.
Nicotine Is a nearly colorless alka
loid and is present in smoking tobacco
only In small quantities. The brown
ish "Juice" that Is found in the stems
of pipes is not nicotine, but mainly a
mixturo of tar and water.
Democratic Minority Ar
raigns the Payne Bill.
CRUDE, SECTIONAL, PROHIBITIVE
Declaration That Farmer Gets No
Belief and Laborer and Pro
ducer Have Greater Bur
dens Fat on Them.
Washington, March 23. That the
Payne tariff bill will Increase the cost
of living, that It Is crude, sectional and
prohibitive and that It is an open chal
lenge to a trade war with every other
nation on earth are some of the criti
cisms of that measure made by the
Democratic members of the ways and
means committee In the minority re
port submitted to the house by Minor
ity Leader Champ Clark.
The report Is a severe arraignment
of the revision which the Payne bill
proposes. The countervailing duty pro-
visions for coffee and petroleum, the
maximum and minimum features, the
Cuban reciprocity clause, the woolen,
glass, agricultural and sugar schedules
are bitterly attacked. The report says:
"The whole maximum and minimum
tariff scheme as set forth in the Payne
bill enables foreign countries to force
us to raise the rates of the Payne
schedules 20 per cent, which would.
after making ample allowance for all
reductions in the Payne bill, increase
our tariff rates on the average much
above tho rates of the Dingley law.
"The bill is in many respects crude,
indefinite, sectional and prohibitive.
On the whole, it increases the cost of
living. For example, it will increase
the price of hosiery about 30 per cent,
and certainly nobody will claim that
hosiery Is a luxury in this day and
generation. In numerous instances the
protection exceeds the entire labor cost
"The treatment of the farmer by
this hill is along the same lines ns have
characterized Republican methods in
the past. He gets practically no relief,
and the laborer and producer have
greater burdens Imposed upon them.
Every nrticle of food the laborer must
have to live comfortably Is heavily
taxed. Even the salt on his table Is
"The Standard Oil company is as
handsomely cared for in the Payne bill
as in the Dingley hill, and by reason
of the provisions in paragraph C37,
popularly known as the 'joker,' con
tinues to be protected by a tariff duty
of 00 per cent, which enables It to
dominate and exploit the American
market and to levy tribute upon the
public, thereby piling up millions of
dollars of ill gotten gams."
The report further contends that a
similar "Joker" in the paragraph pro
viding for the free entry of coffee
places a duty on coffee equal to the
export duty imposed by the country
from which it is imported and that the
consumer must pay both the export
duty of the other country and the im
port duty of the United States.
The tax on tea is also attacked, the
claim being made that the $7,000,000
which It is proposed to raise by im
posing a duty on tea represents the
amount by which the cost of living
will be Increased by this tax.
Criticism is made of the metal sched
ules, and It Is contended thnt, hides
having been placed on the free list,
the duty on leather, shoes, harness nnd
other leather manufactures should
also be removed.
A severe arraignment of the wool
schedule Is made. "The only notewor
thy change In the rates on manufac
tures of wool," the report states, "is
that In the Payne bill a lower rate is
nut on tons than upon yarn, as it
Claiming that this change will not
affect the consumer, tho report de
clares "no man, woman or child will
ever have cause to thank the framers
of the Payne bill for cheaper and more
abundant clothes and blankets."
NEW TABIFF WOBBLES FBANCE
Payne Bill Regarded as Retaliatory
Against Pending Legislation.
Paris, March 23. The dissatisfaction
of France is Increasing ns tho details
of the new American tariff hill con-
tlnue to reach here. The proposed in
creases In the case of gloves, hosiery,
perfumes, soaps and other articles of
French export create the impression
that France has been singled out par
ticularly, and Vmbassador Jusserand's
reports seem to confirm this view.
In official circles the bill is regarded
as retaliatory against pending French
AEBODBOME FLIES WELL.
McCurdy's Silver Dart Covers
Miles In Eight Minutes.
Baddeck, N. S., March 23. The aero
drome Silver Dart, with J. A. D. Mc
Curdy at' the wheel, made two suc
cessful flights In Baddeck bay,
He circled the bay three times in
about six miles in eight minutes. The
Silver Dart flew without difficulty at
various elevations from six to thlrty
flve feet, demonstrating the operator's
perfect control of his machine at all
Am the latest refinement of aerial
flight, Mr, McCurdy today showed a
tiny automobile clock which' has been
placed at tho wheel of tho Sliver Diirt.
so that the aviator can keep bis owr
BIO AUTO RACES BEGIN.
Sorts of Records Expected to
Broken at Daytona Beach.
Daytona, Fla., March 23. With the
firing of the pistol starting the Florida
stock car price class rnco this morning
the seventh annual international auto
mobile races on Daytona beach began.
The opening race will be followed by
twenty-ope events, contested on four
days, the last event of tho speed car
nival being a bicycle race on Friday.
It Is expected that nil sorts of auto
mobile, motor cycle, aeroplane and bi
cycle records will bo broken during the
four day tournament. Some 'of the
best automobile drivers of tho world
are here, aud their ranks are re-enforced
by motor cyclists and bicyclists
of international reputation. The aero
pianists are not so well known, but
keen Interest Is expressed in their con
test Among the events on the program
are the Minneapolis trophy race, the
two-mlle-a-mlnute speed crown race,
the one mile record race for tho Sir
Thomas Dewar $2,000 trophy, the in
ternational free for all race, the Van
dcrbllt cup competitors' race, the mo
tor cycle 100 mile Marathon and the
aeroplane speed trials for the cash
prizes offered by President Bishop of
the Aero Club of America. Of espe
cial interest is the invitation mntch
nutomohlle race, in which George Rob
ertson, Lewis Strang, Herbert Lytic,
Ralph do Palma nnd other noted driv
ers are entered.
Daytona nnd the other towns along
and near the famous sand course are
crowded with visitors from all parts
of the United States. A record break
ing attendance for tho races is assured.
TO DISSOLVE OIL TBUST.
Government Suit Against the Standard
Called at 8t. Louis.
St. Louis, March 23. In the circuit
court of the United States for the
Eighth judicial circuit the suit of the
federal government under the Sher
man anti-trust law to dissolve the
Standard Oil Company of New Jersey
was called today. The judges who are
hearing the arguments are Willis Yan
Dovanter, William C. Hook, Walter H.
Sanborn and Elmer B. Adams.
In the event of a disagreement
among these jurists the case will bo
certified up to the supreme court. In
any event the case will not bo tried by
the appellate division.
This is the case which has already
cost the government and tho company
about $5,000,000 and in which hearings
have been held In many cities. The
case was filed in St. Louis in Decem
ber, 1000, and the taking of testimony
began the following year. .The govern
ment has presented 100 witnesses and
the Standard OH company 140. The
complaint In the case names seven in
dividual defendants, besides the Stand
ard of New Jersey and sixty-nine al
leged subsidiary oil companies.
The individual defendants named are
Johu D.' Rockefeller, William Rocke
feller, H. II. Rogers, Henry M. Flagler,
John D. Arclihold, Oliver H Payne'
and Charles M. Pratt.
TBY THESE TONGUE TWISTEBS
Purser on Kronprlnzessin Cecile Find.
New York, March 23. In case the
purser of the Kronprlnzessin Cecile,
which sailed for Europe, should have
occasion to call off the names of the
second cabin passengers on this trip it
is to be hoped that lockjaw or facial
paralysis will not follow. The list in
part reads like this:
Mrs. Coca of Philadelphia, Mrs. Zofla
Gacek of Crabtree, Pa., and tho Gacek
sisters, Misses Gizella and Bela; Mr.
Hlavacs, Mr. Hofchll, Mrs. Hojcko.
Miss Ella Kiss and Miss Minnie Kla
wltter, Miss Fannie Pllliod of Topeka
and Johan Neujoket of Wyandotte
But the prize will undoubtedly go to
the Srp family (pronounced as spelled,
only with the "r" silent), from Omaha,
consisting of the following members;
Mrs. Mary Srp, Miss Bertha Srp,
Master Ernst Srp, Master Jaroslaw
Srp, Master George Srp and Miss Irene
BACING LAW INVALID.
Kentucky Court Rules Race Track
Commission Law Unconstitutional.
Covington, Ky., March 23. Judge
Harbeson In the Kenton county circuit
court rendered a decision in the case
of the Latonla Jockey club against the
Kentucky racing commission, holding
the law establishing the commission to
The effect of the decision is to place
Latonla racing on its former basis.
Judge Harbeson held that the law
creating the racing commission gave
that body power to regulate running
races, that trotting races and running
races came under the same legal cate
gory and that therefore the law was
class legislation and was unconstltu
The court, in other words, held that
the law to be valid must give the com'
mission specific authority over both
trotting and running races.
Tho commission will take the case to
Uhe conrt of appeals.
ABBUZZI STABTS ON TBLT.
Denies Ho Has Made a Will Leaving
Jewels to Miss Elklns.
Genoa, March 23. The Duke of the
Abruzzl left here for Marseilles on his
expedition to the Himalayas.
With reference to the report that he
bad made a will leaving his Jewels to
Miss Katbcrlne Elklns, he said, "That
is untrue find ridiculous."
ITatr:' wanoar: lloht north winds.
Ex-President Leaves on His
CROWD IN H0B0KEN CHEERS HIM
Hamburg Steamship Pier Is Throng
ed "With Well Wishers Party
Is Due In Naples In
New York, March 23. Out on the
"bosom of the ocean," as tho writers
have It, Is Theodore Roosevelt with
his party of Hon hunters. They are
aboard the Hamburg-American line
steamer Hamburg, which cast off her
lines from her Hobokcn pier this morn
ing nnd to the music of the whistles
of numerous ferryboats, tugtt aud oth
er vessels sailed down the bay with
her distinguished passenger.
Accompanying Mr. Roosevelt or
Colonel Roosevelt, ns homo wise re
porters addressed him on the pier this
morning, winning thereby n smile are
his sou, Kermtt Roosevelt; Major Ed.
gnr A. Mcams, medical corps, U. S. A.,
retired; Edmund Heller nnd J, Alden
Lorlng. The last named three men ac
company Mr. Roosevelt as representa
tives of tho Smithsonian Institution,
while the younger Roosevelt is official
photographer of the expedition.
The long plor to which the Hamburg
was moored was jammed this morn
ing with persons guthered to see the
Roosevelt party sail. They made the
pier ring with their cheers for the
voyager from the time of his arrival
from New York elty until the Ham
burg sailed. He was. mightily pleased
with the reception, and showed his
gratification by his smiles and tho fre
quency with which he lifted his hat In
response to greetings. To a request
for a formal statement of his plans
Mr. Roosevelt returned a smiling de
nial.. "It has all been printed over and
over again." he said, "and I have noth
ing to say."
Among the most enthusiastic of the
cheering crowd when the Hamburg
moved slowly away from her pier was
a small boy, who had crowded to the
very limit permitted by tho authorities
of the steamship line. His last cry,
"Goodby, Teddy; take care of your
self!" brought n smile even to tho face
of the ex-president, who seemed then
a little tired of smiling.
The Hamburg Is due at Naples on
April 3. Mr. Roosevelt nnd his party
will remain in the Italian city two
days, sailing thence on the Admiral of
the German East African line on
April 5. The Hamburg is one of the
finest vessels of the Hamburg-Ameri
can line nnd is the favorite ship of the
German emperor. The Admiral is her
equal in all the comforts and conven
iences needed for the hot trip through
the Suez canal, down the Red sea and
along the moist and sticky coast of
East Africa. The Admiral is duo nt
Mombasa, where the Roosevelt party
will disembark, on April 22.
On his arrival at Mombasa Mr.
Roosevelt and his party will go direct
to the estate of Sir Alfred Pease, a
member of the well known English
Quaker family, which is situated at
Klllma Thckl, Kaplti plains, British
East African Protectorate.
Afterward the Roosevelt party will
go to Nairobi and pay a visit to the
estate of Philip MacMillan, who Is
head of an American company thnt
has a concession of 100 square miles in
the district. They will cross Lake Vie
torla early In December to enter Ugan
da when the dry season commences in
order to do the thirty-seven days'
march to Gondokoro in fine weather.
It Is expected that the Roosevelt ex
pedition will complete Its trip through
the dark continent in the spring of
next year, reaching Cairo about April
MAUBETANIA'S FAST TBIP.
Giant Cunarder Beats Eastward Rec
ord by Eighty-seven Minutes.
Liverpool, March 23. On her trip
ending today the Cunard steamer
Mauretanla covered the distance from
New York to Quccnstown in 4 days
18 hours and 85 minutes, which is
one hour nnd twenty-soven- minutes
better time than her best previous
Her average speed was 25.01 knots
per hour, ner best previous eastward
average was 25.28. The highest day'i
run was 009 knots.
Tho Omniscient Judge.
Jndge Frederick E. Crane of Kew
York was complimented at a reccat
dinner fitx the modest simplicity wMb
which ho administers Justice.
"Well, wo aro not omniscient, wo
Judges," he said, "though from our air
you might often think we were. Whem
I begin to feel omniscient 1 cnll to
mind as a corrective Judge O'Brien of
"Judge O'Brien wns delivering Us
decision in a will contest. The testa
tor had Bono to America, and nothing
bad been heard of him for many years;
hence he was supposed to be dead,
and they were dividing up his estate
according to the will he had left be
hind. "Judge O'Brien, a very pompous
man, read on and on.
" 'And it is plain to me,' read the
Judge, 'that when tho testator said be
bequeathed this farm and appurte
nances to Bridget O'Hoolahan by a-
"HOW IUBB TOU, Sin? WHO ABB TOD?"
purtenances he meant all that portion
marked A and colored green on tho
'"You're a liar!' shouted a voice
from tho rear of tho court.
" 'Arrest that man!' shouted the
'And the man, a thin old feow.
was dragged, struggling, beforo tfce
" 'How dare you, sir? Who are yo3'
Judge O'Brien demanded.
"'Oi'm the testator!' was the reply
In a scornful Irish American accent."
In a Bad Way.
Dr. A. M. Dougal, surgeon of the
Carthaginian, was describing tho splen
did cures of seasickness that he ob
tains by means of hypnotism.
"Tho most violent cases yield to ray
treatment," said Dr. Dougal. "Yes,
some very violent cases Indeed have
vanished under my bands.
"I remember a particularly bod
Dr. Dougal stroked his mouth to
bide a smile.
"It was a Philadelphia squab dealer.
He sent for me the second day out.
As I hurried to his cabin 1 could hear
him groaning a corridor away.
" 'Do you feel very bad?' I asked
the man sympathetically.
"'Oh, dear, yes!' ho groaned. 'O.
my! I feel very, very bad Indeed !
"I looked nt him. Serpentine undu
lations passed over his frame. He wo
racked and shaken as by an earth
quake. "'Can't you keep anything on yoec
stomach?' I Inquired.
"'Only my hands,' he sighed, 'onftr
my hands!' "
In Windy Kansas.
Probably the windiest place in North
America is the short stretch in Wash
ington from the F street car line to
tho entrance to the senate wing of the
capltol. On a good blustery winter"
day It is possible at almost any time
to see two or three people chasing
their hats across tho street.
The old timers have learned that It
doesn't pay to chase your own ha.
Somebody else will be sure to ram
after it and bring it to you. Thafa
one of the established facts in humosi
Tho other dny Representative Victor
Murdock of Kansns rebuked a friend
for starting to chase his own hat.
"Never do it," ho said. "Somebody
will bring It to you."
"Well, you ought to know," replied,
the other man. "Kansns Is the windi
est place on tho map."
"Yes," replied Murdock; "it's bo
windy out there that when a mnn'a
hat blows off he never thinks of fol
lowing It. Ho just sticks his hand up
In the air and catches another." New
Minister Felt Complimented.
Aaron Bancroft, tho father of the
historian, was a Massachusetts cler
gyman who revolted against tho Cal
vinism of tho day. Tho young minis
ter found himself held nt arm's length
by the surrounding clergy. In "Tho
Life and Letters of Gcorgo Bancroft"
M. A. DoW. Howe quotes the follow
ing item from the old minister's mem
oranda: "An honest but not very intelligent
farmer of ray parish some ten years
ago accosted me in this manner:
"Well, Mr. Bancroft, wbnt do you
think the people of the old parish say
f you now?'
"They say: "If wo find fault with
him he does not mind It at all, and if
we pralso him ho does not mind it, but
keeps steadily on his own way. Wo
theroforo have concluded that it is
best to let him alone." '
"The farmer mentioned the fact as
a subject- of laughter, but I thought
and still think .that, taking the. dec
laration in Its bearings, it was the pret
tiest compliment I have received,
through my nholo life."