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X. B. HARDBNBBRQH. - PRESIDENT
W. W. WOOD. - - MANAGER AND SECY
C. B. DOBrUNOEB. II. B. ALLEN.
BKHBT WILSOlf . E. B. HABDENBKBOn.
W. W. WOOD.
SUBSCRIPTION : $LeO A TEAS. IN ADVANCE
FRIDAY APRIL, 23, 1909.
Republican Stato Convention
T the Republican Electors of Penn
I am directed by the Republican
State Committee to announce that
the Republicans of Pennsylvania,
by their duly chosen representatives,
trill meet in convention at the Ma
jestic Theatre in the city of Har
risburg, on Wednesday, June 16,
1909, at 10:30 o'clock a. m., 'for
the purpose of nominating candi
dates for the following offices, to
Ouo person for the office of State
One person for the ofllce of Au
One person for the office of Judge
of the Supreme Court.
Also for the transaction of such
other business as may be presented.
In accordance with the rules gov
erning the Republican party in
Pennsylvania, the representation in
the State , convention will be based
on the vote polled at the last presi
dential election; under the rules
each legislative district Is entitled
to one delegate for every two
thousand votes cast for the presi
dential electors in 1908, and an
additional delegate for every frac
tion of two thousand votes polled
in excess of one thousand.
By order of the Republican State
W. R. Andrews, Chairman.
Some complaints says the Pittston
Gazette have come from Porto Rico re
garding governmental conditions there,
and Porto Rico also represents that the
lack of a duty on coffee in our tariff
subjects the island to loss because,;,with
out such duty it cannot compete 'with
other coffee-growing countries in' our
market. But the complaints regarding
the island government seem due largely
to the failure of Porto Ricans to agree
themselves, and as to a duty on coffee,
that would be contrary to what has'be
come the well-established rule of the
United States not to tax unnecessarily
food products from other countries
"which do not comnete with "our own.
On the whole, a review of the past ten
years makes it apparent that Porto
Rico as a whole has fared pretty well
under American control. For one tiling,
the United States is a generous buyer
from the island, and in ten years the
Porto Rican exports to this country have
risen from less than $2,000,000 to $26,-'
000,000 annually. Then, under the in?
spiration of American rule, there have
been provided in Porto Rico 300 miles
of macadamized roads, a railway around
the island and great harbor improve
ments at San Juan and Ponce. Beef of
' all are the works of education and phil
anthropy, lor within the same time 1,
000 public schools have been establish
ed, with thoroughly trained teachers in
charge, new hospitals have been erected
and sanitary systems instituted, the re-
ksult being a great decrease in the death
rate. Porto Rico might compare her
condition, materially and otherwise,
during nearly 400 years of Spanish dom
ination with those brought about in ten
years of American sovereignty and find
something to give occasion for thought.
SURETY OF PEACE.
Jurisdiction of Justices Extended
In Certain Cases.
Under the old law the jurisdiction of
the Justice of the Peace in surety of the
peace cases was very limited and as a
result men and women were bound over
to court to hold the peace in very trivial
matters, and when the time for trial ar
rived the case was found to amount to
absolutely nothing. This resulted often
in the county having considerable costs
to pay. In order to avoid the bringing
to court of these trivial cases the follow
ing act was recently passed by the Legis
lature and signed by the Governor :
Whereas, The oath which warrants the
arrest of one who shall threaten the per
son of another, and his binding over to
the next term of the quarter sessions
court, and to keep the pease in the
meantime, is often hastily and thought
lessly made; and great costs unjustly put
upon the several counties of the Com
monwealth by having trivial cases sent
to court ; therefore, to remedy this evil,
Section 1. Bo it enacted, etc., That
in all cases of surety of tho peace, before
ho binds any one over to the next term
of court of quarter sessions and .in the
-meantime to keep the peace, upon the
oath of another, as provided by section
ix of the Act of March thirty-one,
one thousand eight hundred and sixty
(Pamphlet Laws, four hundred and
twenty-seven) , he shall enter into a full
investigation of the facts; and shall
only bind over the defendant when the
.evidence shows, to the satisfaction of the
justice, that tho prosecutor's or prose
cutrix's danger of being hurt in body or
estate is actual, and that tho threats
were mado by the defendant maliciously
and with Intent to do harm.
Section 2. In all ' cases in which' the
evidence does not show that the threats
were maliciously made by the defendant
and with intent to do harm and that the
prosecutor is actually in danger of being
hurt in body or estate, it shall be the
duty of the justice to discharge the de
fendant; and to determine how and by
whom the costs shall be paid; and in de
termining the question of the payment
of the costs he may find thai the prose
cutor pay them all, that the defendant
pay them all, or that the prosecutor and
defendant pay them in equal or un
equal proportions; and in default' of
payment, may commit the person or
persons adjudged to pay the costs to the
county jail until they are paid, or nntil
such person is discharged according to
Section 3. It shall be the duty of the
justice of the peace, who has entertained
a complaint in a surety of the peace
case, to afford "an opportunity and to
suggest to the parties the propriety of
compromising their differences before
entering the hearing.
"The Good Old Times."
It was an interesting discussion which
a little group of guests had last evening
on the subject of "the good old times."
They were none of them young and
one man said he remembered very well
a time when whiskey cost only 15 to 25
cents a quart. But no one seemed much
impressed with that fact and one dis
tinctly remembered when his father us
ed to buy a barrel of whiskey of "Bill"
Walker, of Binghamton, in haying time
every year, lor twenty cents a gallon.
Then it was recalled that there was no
State Board of Health and no sterilized
milk in "the good old times." Some
body indulged in reminiscences of the
airtight stove he used to "shake down"
of a cold morning in the "good old
times," before steam-heated apartments
had been dreamed of. Another man
dwelt whimsically on,he fact that there
were no automobiles in the "good old
times" and no telephones. It was re
membered also that a stationary bath
tub was a very rare luxury.
But still .they were "good old times"
to the men who were talking about them,
because they were the days when these
men rose each morning to find the world
newly created. Those were the times
when they slept soundly o' nights. Those.
were the times when their health was
sure and their hearts beat high and
youth sang in their blood.
And now the children in some cases
the" grandchildren of these men are en
joying their "good old times," just as
their fathers and their grandfathers did
before them, feeling sorry, meanwhile,
just as their fathers did before them,
for the meagre "good old times" of an'
There are "good old times" in pros
pect also for the generations yet un
born. Because to all of them will come
springtime and youthtide.
, SPORTING NOTES.
The.'Honesdale High School boys
have organized a ball team for 1909
and will play their first game on
Saturday, May 1st, against the
Maple City club. The High School
boys have lots of good material to
select from, and ought to put a
good, fast team on the diamond this
year. The Maple City base ball
club have organized with the fol
lowing players: Walter Weaver,
first base, and left; Will Polt,
catcher; C. Hulsteln, pitcher;
Lawrence Bried, pitcher; William
Okowitz, 2nd base; Russell Starnes,
short stop; Edward Bader, 3rd
base; Fred Murray, left field; Ed.
Gregor, center field; George Shields,
right field. Weaver and Murray,
of last year's team, are two good
men and will be a tower of strength
to a team of this kind that is prac
tically just starting out. Bader at
third base was good, but has been
out of the game for some time, and
If he can come back we will have
nothing to fear from that corner;
Okowitz at second and Starnes at
short are two fast fielders and hard
hitters. Gregor in center field and
Shields in right field will find their
positions hard to field until they
get used to the grounds. Both men
are fast, and ought to make good.
This club starts In with the in
tention of playing not for the money
that is in it, but for the fun and
pleasure they can get out of the
game. Let us hope If the members
of the team make a "hit" that t,helr
heads will not get the "money bee."
Just as soon as Johnson heard
that Jeffries would re-enter the
ring, he broke off his match with
Ketchel. Mr. Johnson does not
care to take any chance of being
knocked out while thore is a possi
ble show of meeting Jeffries.
The Grain Market.
July wheat sold on the opening yester
day from 113X to U-, and low at
noon at 110.
May wheat sold from 123J to 124
on the opening and low at 121 at noon.
This is a net decline of about seven
cents per bushel for both wheat options
from tho high records of laat week, and
is undoubtedly caused by Patton trying
to unload at these prices.
Corn and oats are steady, selling at
Dr. C. II. BRADY, Dentist HoneidaU, Pa
Office IIodbs-8 n. m. to S p. m.
Citizens' phono, 33, Residence, No. XI
Any evening by appointment.
THE SEATTLE FAIR
How Pennsylvania Dy
will be Observed.
READY FDR EXHIBITS NEXT WEEK
A Daily Newspaper to bo Printed on
the Grounds Dorfltnger's Out
Glass Waro to bo Displayed.
SEATTLE, Wash., April 21. In
the state of Washington are more
than 6,000 former residents of
Pennsylvania who are going to
pull together to make Pennsylva
nia Day at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific
Exposition at Seattle this
summer an event at the fair long
to be remembered. It is true that
Pennsylvania is some distance from
Seattle, but the members of the
Pennsylvania society, an organiza
tion with 1,200 members, hope to
make a fine showing August 16th
and arrangements are now being
made to bring some man, promi
nent in the home state, to Seattle
to deliver the address on Pennsyl
While Pennsylvania will not be
represented at the Exposition by
a building and exhibits, the Penn
sylvania society will maintain
headquarters at the Exposition
where Pennsylvanians visiting the
fair will find a register containing
the names of all former residents
of that state now residing in
Washington. This register will also
show the county In which they
lived in their native state.
With every prospect that the
Liberty Bell will be sent to the Pa
cific Coast for the Portland Rose
Festival in June, and the exposi
tion, the members of the Pennsyl
vania society hope to have this
historic relic take some part in the
exercises on Pennsylvania Day at
So near complete is the exposi
tion at this time that the buildings
and grounds will be ready before
the opening date, June 1, 1909.
On March 1, exposition officials an
nounced that the exposition was more
than ninety-five per cent, complete
and right now there is great activ
ity In every line of work on the
ground. All of the permanent
work was along ago finished and
every building planned for the ex
position is either finished or well
along in the course of construction.
The group of United States gov
ernment buildings, standing at the
head of the Cascades, will be ready
to receive exhibits by April 30.
The government has provided ia
central exhibit palace to house, the
displays from the departments ,at
Washington and separate buildings
for Alaska, Hawaii, the Philippines
and the biograph and fisheries de
partments. Uncle Sam is also
building a life-saving station on
the shores of Lake Union where
dally exhibition drills will be
On the exposition grounds the
administration, auditorium, fine
arts, manufactures, agriculture,
mines, fisheries. Oriental, foreign,
forestry, transportation, dairy, good
roads, Woman's, Arctic Brother
hood, machinery and a large num
ber of patriotic, fraternal, religious
and special buildings are complete
and receiving exhibits and the'
amusement street known as the
Pay Streak with building opera
tions. Some of the latest attrac
tions will be seen at Seattle this
The natural surroundings of the
exposition could not be more beau
tiful and there is an abundance of
mountain, river, lake and wood
land scenery on every hand. The
exposition has been built on the
campus of the University of Wash
ington and in the- very center of a
natural forest. The streets and
walks on the grounds have been
paved with asphalt and the land
scape artists are now engaged in
setting out millions of trees, shrubs
and flowers of every description
about the grounds.
It Is claimed for the Alaska-Yu
kon-Pacific Exposition that it will
be the most beautiful exposition
ever held and It will further make
good the claim that it will he the
"Fair that will be ready."
A daily newspaper, eight pages in
size, to contain all the latest tele
graph news of the world as well as
local happenings and the latest
advices from Alaska concerning
mining operations and new gold
strikes, will be published on the
grounds of the Alaska-Yukon-Pa-
cilia Exposition at Seattle this sum
mer. The first issue will be pub
lished June 1, the date the exposi
tion will open its 'gates to the
world and will continue to come
out daily until October 16, when
the lights will be turned out for
the last time at this great exhibi
tion of the Pacific.
The publication will bo known as
the Exposition Dally Gold Digger
and will be the Fair edition of the
Nome, Alaska, Gold Digger. S. H.
Stevens, one of the best known
newspaper men. In Alaska, and
proprietor of tho Nome paper, will
personally attend to the manage
ment of the exposition daily, and
has gone to a big expense to pro
vide a modern newspaper plant to
get out this publication as well as
to show visitors to tho fair Just
how a daily paper Is conducted.
Manager Stevons has also ar
ranged for a dally telegraphic ser
vice from the leading cities of Alas
ka and the news of tho northland
will be brought to the attention of
the visitors to tho fair by the means
of this paper. It la hoped to pro
mote further Interest In Alaska
through the medium of the Gold
Digger and thus advertise the great
resources of the district. All the
latest machinery used in newspa
pers Is now being installed on the
exposition grounds and the build
ing has so been constructed as to
leave passage ways through which
visitors may pass and Inspect every
department of the paper while the
plant is In actual operation. '
A feature will be a registering
list of all visitors to the Gold Dig
ger. The names will be published
daily in order that persons may
have some means of locating
friends visiting- the exposition dur
ing the period they are here.
Exhibits of the finest specimens
of ,tho silversmith's art and Dor
fllnger's beautiful cut glass will be
on display at the Alaska-Yukon-Paciflc
Exposition at Seattle this
summer. None of the exhibits,
representing an expenditure of
more than $225,000, will be on
sale and the display will be one
of the features of the fair.
Poultry and Politics Local Option
and Eggnog Chickens.
The article which appeared in last
Friday's issue on "Poultry Breeding,'
was willfully misunderstood. I will give
this little appropriate quotation :
"Honi soit qui mat y pense."
Narrow minded people should never
dabble with scientific problems.
As an experienced poultry raiser I al
ways advocate discarding imperfect
birds, and when I see that birds are not
fit for breeding purposes I cull them out,
which every breeder should do as soon
as it comes under his observation.
Changing male and female birds some
times produces good results.
I remember about five years ago send
ing to Rhode Island for a Rhode Island
Red male, and after testing the eggs
that I received from the pen .that I had
mated, I found them to be untertile.
I at once purchased a Rhode Island
Red male bird from W. H. Hulsizer, of
Honesdale, and mated with the same
pen, and the results proved very satis
factory. The Republican party at our last gen
eral election had a candidate for the
Legislature who believed in supporting
Local Option, and I think it is high
time for the people of Wayne county to
find a substitute, before it should ever
come to pass and be enacted upon as a
law, but before writing the substitute I
will say that the voters acted very wisely
in voting against that measure, as they
could readily look into the future and
see that there would be more sin com
mitted by putting things out of man's
reach than by allowing him a chance to
take or to refuse according to his pwn
From the very foundation of the world
the laws that were made by the Creator
were to place man where he could have
free access to everything that he wanted,
but there was a penalty attached to the
law if he took of certain things he would
have to die.
Cannot we find some other way to
check the liquor traffic than by forbid
ding its sale in certaiu localities?
"Train up a child in the way he should
go" would seem to me to be far better
and much easier than to say to man
there is another commandment, "Thou
shalt not drink."
It is all right to make amendments to
certain laws for our county and State,
but if we search the scriptures diligently
we will find that to him who taketh
away or adds thereto, some of the
plagues that are written in the book will
be added to them. I say let us as men
use our beverage in moderation, by
observing the law in not getting drunk
and making ourselves a public example
upon our streets and highways; more es
pecially on the Sabbath day, and then
there will be no need of the Local Option
people taking away that freedom which
was given to man from the very founda
tion of the world, but in case it should
come you will find the following sub
stitute which was mailed to me on April
"Eggnog Chickens for Dry Territory."
A shipment of eggnog chickens will be
made to-morrow, from the farm of Mr.
. '.They will be sent to the eastern
shore of Maryland, where no saloons are
allowed by law. The eggnog chicken is
a most modern product, due to the sci
entific efforts being made- by poultry
raisers. In appearance it much re
sembles the ordinary or garden variety
of chicken. The difference comes in the
egg product. Tho egg of the eggnog
chicken is both food and drink. One
dozen such eggs go as far as a quart of
ryo highballs, and do not leave any bad
effect the next day. This wonderful
chicken was obtained by carefully select
ing fowls which fed on the retuso of
creameries,' and crossing them with fowls
which had picked up their living at a
distillery. It was found that the new
chicken took an interest in its work, and
laid itself out to produuo a hen-fruit that
would attract attention. Considerable
care must be used in the distribution of
the eggs, For instance several got into
a cake sold at a church fair, and some
old ladies who ate slices of the cako,
carried on scandalously. .
White Mills, April 22, 1000,
The Order of Odd Fellows' will attend
Grace Episcopal church next' Sunday at
7:30 r.M. The pastor will preach a ser
mon on "Friendship," one of the three
links in tho order's emblem. All are
Rev, A. L. Whittakcr will "MoTd
special service at the Indian OrJjard
school house, Friday, April 23d')ja$Jjl p.
M. nnliii. 1
Rev. Dr. W. F. Hopp, paatorvot
the Honesdale German Evangelical
Lutheran church, will preach,ni.n
White Mills on Sunday. -I
Knlcker Did your father' give' you
Bocker Yes, but he didn't endow it
BEJfl. H. BITTEIi:H. - - LESSEE UTD MAIAGER
OWE NIGHT OHLY
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The FREDERICK Girl.
By CLYDti FITCH.
Under the personal direction' of
Mrs. ELEANOR KIMBLE DITTRICH
A Beautiful Play. Special Scenery.
A Large Company SO people-
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PRICES : 25, 35, 50 and 75c.
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a, m., Wednesday. April 28.
"Slickley'Ilraadt Furniture" is
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fancy rim. massive fluted and fancy
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packed and shipped freight charges pre
paid for $8.00.
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Are the best in the market, and made
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Menner & Co's Store.
WaslO, now $7.
Was $9, now $6.
Was $8, now $5.
Was $4,3 nowl$2.50
All taxes lor tho year 1P07 not paid on
or before Mny i. IPO!) will be placed In
the hands of a Constable for collection.
Have expenses and trouble by paying
before time expires
A. F. VOIGT7j
Tax Collector of the Boroughji. f
of Honesdale, Pa, Er 32t2"'s
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