The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, April 23, 1909, Image 6
S FALL IS COMPLETE The Former Toughest Town on Earth Closed as Tight as a Drum DONE BY "GANG" OF PARSONS Th One-Time Terror of the Mining Country Has "Degenerated" Into the Prosaic Quiet of a New England Village Bad Men Tamed. Deadwood, South Dakota. Dead wood, once tho toughest town on earth, has been shorn of the name which It boasted for almost a quarter of a century, and the one-time terror of the mining country has degenerated into the prosaic quiet of a New Eng land village. The last step in the "degradation" of the city came when all saloons in the town were forced to close at 11 o'clock, and the proprietors were notified that no more should their places of business be opened on Sunday. At the same time the side doors were nailed up, and hereafter the thirsty Deadwood man must use the front door in reaching a bar. To be sure Deadwood's citizens nev er have been accused of being back ward in their quest for "booze," and side doors never were considered nec essary to a saloon location, but the fact that these doors have been nailed up only shows the depth to which the one-time "Toughest Town on Earth" has fallen. And while the nails were being driven Into the doors, the roulette wheels, which for more than twenty-five years have sung their song to the accompaniment of the lit tle white ball, were forced to cease turning. Even the time-honored games of stud poker were ordered stopped and the cards and chips confiscated and the players dispersed. Faro boxes were taken possession of by the offi cers and the faro dealers ordered out of business. And all by a "gang" of preachers. The Deadwood Ministerial Union got in the game some time ago. It took six months for the clergymen to force matters, but this week's action of the officers Is the result Heretofore Deadwood has looked al most with contempt at the laws which have been passed by the State Leg islature Jooklng to the government of gambling and saloons. And such leg islation was all right for the eastern portion of the State, but not for Dead-wood and the Black Hills. That coun try was a law unto Itself, and the "personal liberty" loving citizens of the "Hills" decided that no saloon nor gambling laws passed by the Leglsla- ture should interfere with the sweet will of Deadwood. Consequently the greatest surprise that Deadwood ever was up against came when the saloons and gambling dens were closed by the officers. "And all by a gang of preachers," say the regulars, with supreme dis gust. Time was when Deadwood boasted that no preacher did, could or would live within the limits of the two or three gulches along whose narrow bot toms or steep sides the town was built. It was the boast that no dls- ease ever Invaded Deadwood, and, as preachers were only of use to the sick and dying, they were not necessary in Deadwood. Those dying In Deadwood passed away so quickly that a clergy man never would have 'a chance to say a word or utter a prayer. There were some mighty good gun men in Deadwood in those days. But one day an odd kind of preach er came into the gulch. He carried two guns and he could use them. He showed that he could drink with any of the citizens, but he wouldn't drink except on special occasions. And when he sat in at a game it always was on the square. He stayed. When the saloons were closed, there were only twenty-four booze shops In the town. And Deadwood has nearly 4,000 Inhabitants, too. When the city was far smaller every other building was either a saloon or gambling den. In fact, the proportion of saloons to other business houses was far greater than an even break. But civilization caused many of these to eo out ol DEADWOOu DOWN Dusmoas. rvmen me time came tnai "Deadwood the Tough" boasted oi only twenty-four such places the old timers began to look upon the town as a stronghold of prohibition. Yet the ministerial unfon (think of such an organization in Deadwood) thought the liquor laws should be enforced and the State Attorney General 'was called Upon. In turn this official no tified Sheriff Plunkett to "get busy." But Sheriff Plunkett's round-up was nothing to a round-up pulled off by the first sheriff Deadwood evr had. This took place in the early days of the mining camp and was engineered by Captain Seth Bullock, at present Unit ed States Marshal of South Dakota, and a great personal friend of of ex- President Roosevelt. Bullock came down from Montana somewhere and was elected Sheriff of Deadwood, not because he asked for the job, but be cause he looked like a man who would itot interfere with the game. So hot a war did he wage against the "tin horns" and the criminals that soon Deadwood was "purified." To be sure, Bullock did not interfere with the legitimate saloons and gambling joints, but he cleaned out the really had" man. WS PETJET DUCK John Dlebold's Wonderful Yarn About Why a Fowl Lit on His Neck In a Storm. New York City. Just what a Jet black duck was doing thirty miles at sea in the middle of the night, with a storm raging, was a puzzle to most of the passengers of the Old Dominion steamship Jefferson until John Die bold, upon whose shoulder the fowl landed, came forward with an expla nation which, if unusual, is at least Interesting. Dlebold, who was returning to New York from Norfolk after serving four years on the Kearsarge, was walking along the quarter deck about eleven o'clock at night when the duck came. The wind was blowing something like fifty miles an hour and the steamship was swinging along through a heavy sea. The darkness was impenetrable. Suddenly there was a fluttering about Dlebold's head. Wings flapped In his face. He put up his hands and clasped what turned out to be a duck as black as coal and about the size of a can- vasback. The duck seemed satisfied and Dlebold took it first to the smok ing room, where he exhibited it to a score of passengers, and later to his berth, where he kept it over night. All day the duck perched upon Dle bold's shoulder, refusing to let any one else touch it and aceptlng atten tion from iebold with all the gra clousness of a poll parrot. "There's no mystery to it what ever," said Dlebold. "This duck is a friend of mine. I saw it once before in different circumstances. It flew aboard the ship one afternoon down In the Chesapeake and stuck to me for three days. I fed it and treated it with all the kindness due to a self re specting, jet black duck, and when we steamed out of tho Chesapeake I tossed it off the side of the ship. That's all. I don't pretend to be an authority on ducks, but this bird re membered me and probably knew I was on the Jefferson. Anyhow, what in the world would it have been do ing out at sea on a night like last night if it didn't want to see some one badly?" Dlebold carried the duck on his shoulder till the Jefferson reached tls pier. Then he turned it over to the steward with instructions to release it off Cape Charles. in Time for the Train. "Am I in time for the overland limited?" gasped the man with the valise, hurrying up to the ticket seller's window in the railway sta tion at Drearyhurst. "Yes ,slr." "When is it due?" "In five minutes." "I want a ticket to Kansas City." "All right, sir." The stranger bought his ticket and sat down to wait. Presently a train whizzed by at the rate of hfty miles an hour. "What train was that?" he asked. "The overland limited." "Doesn't it stop here?" "No, sir." "Great Scott! Why didn't you tell me?" "Great Scott! Why didn't you unit me. sir?" said the ticket seller. 3 MNITVYr-' IS. J V&SL JLV JL I NOTES EST te.M.BAENITZ PA. O M ruiKwuroNiiKMUi SOLICITED Copyright, 1909, by American Press Asso ciation. These articles and illustrations must not be reprinted without special permission. HATCHING, BROODING AND FEED ING GOSLINGS. You may be correct in thinking that an ambitious cluck draws no distinc tion between a doorknob and a tin can, but it's often what hatches out bothers the hen, so you better "look a leetle oudt" if you set goose eggs, for sometimes the mammy hen, horrified at the little scoop shovelers, will just proceed to wring their rubbernecks. People who have only a few geese and plenty of sitting hens often play a shell game on the laying goose by putting a nest egg in and takJbg out the goose egg. The goose, thus think ing she has missed laying, keeps at it and often lays from twenty to sixty eggs a season. Six eggs weigh two pounds and are enough for a large hen, Brahmas, Co chins and Langshans preferred. Set hens in sheltered place on the ground and sprinkle the eggs every day when It is warm and see that hen covers them at once, but mother goose will wet her own eggs nfter her dip in tho creek. Set a storm shelter over your sitting goose and give her cut straw with which to line her nest. She will cover the eggs with this when she leaves to fool Skunk, Weasel & Co., who are especially fond of goose eggnog. If hatching with incubators, keep temperature at 101 at center of egg, as this makes the heat about 103 at top, as a goose egg is higher than a hen's egg. Test on the eighth day. Sprinkle every day, turn and cool like hens' eggs. If using brooder have the high drum- less hover style with top heat. Start at 85 and taper down according to needs of goslings. Use dry deep sand on brooder floor and have water vessels arranged so that water cannot be slopped and car ried into nursery. A hen does not stay long with young geese, perhaps because acting step mother to such rubbernecks is a mor tifying business. Unlike chicken society, she must trail along behind the grass grazing little ganders and is only a two legged radiator to be honked for when their little gizzards get chilly. So you must be Mother Goose and furnish the goose grub. HOW TO FEED. Don't feed for twenty-four hours nnd give no grain until they can swallow easily. Feed four times a day first week, three second and turn out to pasture on entire grass ration when a month old. First feed sweet, dry breadcrumbs. Next day add a sprinkle of moist bran and cornmeal. Then feed crumbly mash of one third cornmeal, two-thirds bran and 10 per cent beef scrap with fine grit. To fatten two weeks before market place in small pen and feed mash of three-fourths cornmeal and one-fourth beef scrap. Keep market geese from swimming and don't allow goslings to get wet mm lis ISriOKE BOB" HAMILTON fe- 10 CENT FEATHERS AND EGGSHELLS. When your birds are sick and you find lice on them, don't jump to tho conclusion that lice did it all. Lice do Dot suck blood. They simply eat feathers and skin scruff and crawl. A good dust bath la their finish. A fancier who exhibits borrowed birds Is a trickster. Lending birds to a fancier jo increase his entry to win a cup this year on condition that he lend you his birds to win next year is simply a conspiracy to defraud. The rule Is, "Every exhibitor must own his birds." Better, every exhibitor must breed and own his birds. If you plaster your poultry house be sure to supply your chickens with oys ter shell; otherwise they eat the plas ter off the wall. Leghorns are experts at It. A thief In New York stole 18,300 eggs, valued at 3 cents apiece, and was sent up for five years. Pretty heavy sentence for stealing storage eggs. How about those merchants who sell them for "strictly fresh?" Government tests on thirty-seven coals of the Rocky mountain region succeeded In producing good coke from all but three. No excuse now for let ting the thirty-four kinds go to waste. Thirty forged "old masters" intended for American buyers were recently seized by the Paris police, which sim ply means some more fool money to spend In some other fool way. Time to End the Courtship. "Mandy," said the lovesick Hiram as he twitched the wax flowers nervous ly, "won't you be mine?" I swan, it feels like my heart Is coming through." "Gracious," exclaimed Mandy appre hensively, "I reckon I'll have to. Not only your heart is coming through, but we have been courting so long two of the sofa springs are coming through." Chicago News. Found He Had Some. A schoolmaster was one day greatly annoyed by not getting satisfactory answers to the questions he put to one of the schoolboys. At last he called the dunce to the front and, handing him twopence, said: "Here's some mon ey. Go and buy some brains." The master felt rather small when the boy turned round with the query, "And will I tell the shopkeeper they're for yon?" London Telegraph. After the Encore. The bright red phonograph sang long and loud at an east side cafe. When It finished the people clapped. It re plied with an encore, and the people clapped again. "What makes you look at it so hard?" asked the woman's companion, for her eyes were fixed on the phonograph. "I am Just waiting," she said, "to see it get up and bow." New York Press. "Mildred," murmured a fashionable young man, sinking gracefully on one knee, "for your birthday gift I offer myself." "Thank you," was Mildred's cold and calculating reply, "but I only accept useful presents." Philadelphia Inquir er. "What would you say,"' said the prophet of woe, "if I were to tell you that in a very short space of time all tho rivers in this country would dry up?" "I would say," replied the patient man, "go and do thou likewise." Stray Stories. Few New Yorkers know that the great Broadway was once called Great George stre, In honor of the English king. It was afterward known as the Bloomingdale road before It acquired the name of "the Broadway," which was subsequently changed to Broad way. , "Now that you are rich, Mrs. Mudger, do you feel any happier than when you had to pack your husband's lunch in a little tin box every morning?" "Oh, yes much. I know that he will not blame me for it if his lunch doesn't happen to appeal to his appetite." Chicago ltecord-Herald. The mill occupying the most north ern location in America is at Ver milion, 700 miles north of the United States boundary and within 400 miles of the nrctlc circle. Hudson Bay com pany posts in Mackenzie and Peace river regions obtain their flour from this mill. Bcott wnat is your idea of a good Joke? Mott Any joke that makes you mad because you didn't think of it yourself. Boston Transcript. CIGAR. Woman Features in this Column: Medal For Saving Lives Suffrage In Washington War on the House Fly Pest Miss Mary McCann of New York city was presented by Speaker Cannon March 18 on behalf of the government life saving service with a gold medal. The presentation took place in the room of 'the speaker of tho house of representatives. The medal was in MISS MAET M'OANN. recognition of Miss McCnnn's bravery at the time of the accident to the steamer General Slocum, in which a number of lives were lost The young heroine was recuperating nt a health resort near New York and was on tho beach at the time the steamer was dis covered to be on fire. She saw chil dren jumping overboard from the 111 fated boat and went Into the water. She caught up two of the little ones nnd returned to the shore. She waded in again and brought others to safety. She repeated this net until she had res cued nine in all. Miss McCann is soon to be graduated from tho Florence Crit tenton Training school, in New York city. tt t During the campaign for the woman suffrage bill .in Washington a camp was established on the summit of Mount Rainier, and the banner was carried to the camp by four beautiful young women, who placed it over the entrance to the tent Women in Wash ington were enfranchised by net of the territorial legislature in 1883. They were disfranchised by the courts in 1888. Ever since then the women of tho state have been active In their ef forts to have a full suffrage bill passed nnd succeeded in February of this year. The vote in tho senate was 30 to 0, the bill having previously passed the house by a vote of 70 to 18. It was signed by the governor. st t Miss Anna Murphy of Des Moines, la., saved enough from her salary as a stenographer in a law office to buy a hotel, which she is conducting with success. She has hours which sue de votes to her stenography nnd typewrit ing. She employs her help, buys the provisions for her table, keeps the books and looks after the management of the entire house, which contains fifty rooms. Her years of experience in the law office enabled her to draw up her own legal papers. Miss Amerlcus Independence Bell, a Philadelphia girl who was born July 4, 1892, recently applied to the secre tary of the navy for permission to en list In that branch of the government's service. She was advised that it was impossible unless she wished to do so as a nurse. The young woman's fa ther formerly served in the navy. n L.aay Laurier, wife of the premier of Canada, says that the 15,000 women farmers of that country are even more successful in their work than nlen. Miss Estelle French Is the first wo man to be naturalized by tho Japanese home department. She was born and reared in tHo United States, but has been connected with the seamen's mis sions In Yokosuka. MARY DALE. We have no Insurance against panics, BUT We want to sell Every business man in Warns county a good sized life or en dowment policy that he may use as collateral security for borrowedmoney tldeyouorer tight places when sales are poor and collections slow pos sibly bead off Insolvency. We want to sell Every farmers policy that will absolutely protect his family and home. We want to sell . Every laborer and mechanic a saving policy that will be im possible for him to lapse or lose. If not Life Insurance Let us write someof your FIRE INSURANCE. Standard, re liable companies only. IT IS BETTER TO DO IT NOW. THAN TO WAIT AND SAY "I F" HITTINGER & HAM, General Agents. WHITE MILLS, PA. JJOTICE OF UNIFORM.PRIMARIES In mmnllnnpfl with Kprt.lnn It nt f.h Uni form Primary Act, page 37. P. L. 1908. notice is hereby given to the electors of Wayne county of tbe number of delegates to the State convention each party is entitled to elect, the names of party olllces to bo filled, and for what county offices nominations are to be made at the Spring Primaries to be held on Saturday, June 6th, 1909. REPUBLICAN. 1 One person for Jury Commissioner. 1 Two persons for Delegates to State Con vention. 3 One person in each election district for member of County Committee. DEMOCRATIC. 1 One person for Jury Commissioner. 2 Two persons for Delegates to State Con vention. 1 OneDerson In each! elcctlonTdlstrlet" for member of County Committee PROHIBITION. 1 OnfiTrarfinn fnr.Tllrv Cnmmlsslnnor. 12 Four Delegates to State Convention. 0 f our persons tor aiternateiaeiegates.to State Convention. 1 One person for Party Chairman, 6 One person for Party Secretary. 9 One person for Party Treasurer. For Jury Commissioner. a'Detltloner must have no less than fifty signatures of mem bers of his party who are voters ; for Dele gates to State Convention, Committeemen and party olllcers, no less than te igna turesj All of these netitions must be filed in (tin Commissioners' oilice on or before Saturday, May 15, 1909. J. E. MANDEVILLE, 1 .1. K. HOKNHECK, fConi'rs. T. C. MADDEN. J Attest : Geo. P. lfoss. Clerk. Commissioners' Office. Honesdale. Pa. . April o. IWJ. raw For New Late N ovelties -IN JEWELRY SILVERWARE WATCHES SPENCER, The Jeweler "Guaranteed articles only sold." Tooth Savers We have the sort of tooth brushes that are made to thoroughly cleanse and save the teeth. They are tbe kind thatclean teeth withost leaving your mouth fulUof bristles. We recommend those costing 25 cents or more, as we can guarantee them and will re place, free, any that show defectsiof manu tacture within three months. O. T. CHAHBERS, PHARTIACIST. Opp.D. & H. Station, HONESDALE, PA.