The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, April 30, 1909, Image 3

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How the Girls and Boys
Would Arrange Them.
Suggestions by the Children as to
the Host War to Make Them
Attractive Competitive
The new building as well as the
old one would look very fine if ivy
was planted along the foot of the
building so it could grow up tho
The walks should be made of
concrete or have a flag walk. I
think this is better, because if a
gravel or ground walk was made it
would be muddy in wet weather,
which would be carted into the school
by the pupils and make a very dirty
The grounds should be converted
Into a nice lawn because there will
be a play room and gymnaBlum
which will be plenty large enough.
If a large flower bed was placed about
five yards from the door on Church
street, and two smaller ones about
five yards from the center one were
placed one on each side of it it
would improve the beauty of the
grounds. The walks could be placed
so as to run out as far as the large
flower bed, then branch off into two
branches, one on each side, so as to
meet on the other side of the bed
and continue to the sidewalk. On
Court street this could be done
also, but on a smaller scale. A few
trees on the sides of the building
would make shade. Also a few on
the grounds on Court street, and
Church street, would make plenty
of shade. The alley way between
the old brick building and the church
could be used for a quoit ground.
Also the alley between the old
brick building and the house on
Court street could be used for the
same purpose.
Note. Daniel's essay is accom
panied by a neatly drawn diagram
of his plan, which we regret our In
ability to reproduce. Ed. Citizen.
It would be a great improvement
on the new school house and grounds
to have the old buildings, that are
near it taken away and then have
about two-thirds of the ground sown
with grass seed, and the other third
gravelled, and rolled solid enough
to be used as a play-ground. That
will make a plenty large enough
play ground, as there will be a gym
nasium under the school house,
which will very likely be used the
greater part of the play hours.
Concrete walks would be more
substantial than gravel walks; but
I think gravel walks would look the
nicest; and they could be made
from the stone walks along the
street to the different doors of the
school house, and to have some run
ning through different parts of the
yard would be nice.
It would be nice to have a foun
tain in the front yard and walks
leading up to it and flowers planted
around It. And flowers beds In the
shape of stars and half-moons, and
many other shapes, would look beau
tiful, if planted in different parts of
the yard.
Shade trees, such as maples,
bass wood, and some others, would
look beautiful, and be useful as
shade, if planted along the walks in
front and back of the school-house,
and along the walks that will lead
up to the doors; and it would be
very nice, also, to have some
planted for shade, in the play-ground.
To have ivy climbing up the walls
that would look the barest would
also be a great Improvement; but
to have too much would not look
well, and might grow over the win
dows so that the sun could not shine
As It will be too dark to plant
flowers or grass seed between tho
Methodist church and the old brick
building, it would be nice to erect
an arbor between them, and have
Ivy climbing over it, and the walls
underneath it; and I think that af
ter the new building and the
grounds are finished according to
the plan I have given, It will be a
very beautiful place.
I think it would be very nice to
have an Ivy vine growing all over the
building, and in the front to have
a large lawn on both sides with a
fountain on each side; and have it
surrounded with flowers. Also have
a wide, connected walk in front,
leading to the entrance of the High
School building, with a few benches
on both sides of the walk, and a
few trees where the benches are,
so that it may be shady and a little
cooler when you would wish to sit
down to have a little rest. And on
the side towards Tenth street to
have some nlco flowers on the side.
You would not want to have any
trees on that side, because It would
make it too shady for the flowers
to grow. For tho back part of tho
building I think It would bo nlco to
have somo gravel, and also have a
couple of Maple trees growing. Be
tween the oldest school and tho
church to havo a little lawn and a
couple of benches, because It would
be too shady for flowers,
There are tbree tools that are being
used in Missouri and elsewhere in- keep
ing the dirt roads in good condition) the
grader, the drag and the harrow. The
grader, costing from two hundred to five
hundred dollars, is used in rolling up
the roads. This is done or at least should
be done in the sorine of the year. If
the roads are graded in the fall they get
terribly cut up by the travel after the
rains in the late fall and sometimes be
come almost impassable. To say the
least, they are miserably rough. When
graded in the spring the roada get bad
enough in the winter and spring, and it
is only of late 'years that farmers have
learned the use of the drag and harrow
in putting them in good condition again.
The road drag is easily constructed
by means oi two timbers of split logs
from eight to ten feet in length and
about the size of heavy fence posts. They
may be fastened together with oak cross
pieces or by round spokes extending
from the holes in one piece to those in
the other. Good chains can be fasten
ed to tho pieces to which the double tree
can be attached. If the drag is extra
heavy, two teams may be used by hitch
ing one at each end. When dragging
the road one team should be kept a
little ahead of the other, so as to pull
the dirt toward the middle of the road.
It is a good idea to have a sharp cutting
blade of steel on the underside of the
front timber. If this extends about half
an inch below the edge of the timber
and slants forward it will help wonder
fully in cutting off rough points in the
The drag, though simple, is a great
invention. It is a power for leveling
the roads in winter just after a dry
freeze or in the early spring when the
roads begin to dry. By running the
drag over the road, ruts and horse tracks
will be easily filled. If they contain
water, it will run out and away, then
the roads will soon be in good condition
The common field horrow, while not
as good as the drag, is being used fre
quently for leveling roads. Best results
are obtained by using the harrow when
the roads are rough, but dry. It acts
as a leveler, but not as a grader, by
raking off the clods and bumps, pulver
izing them and filling the depressions.
The neighbors in a community, with
the use of the drag and harrow, have
no trouble keeping the roads about their
farms in very good condition during
most of the year. Of course there are
times in rainy seasons when the roads
must be let alone.
So Thinks Dr. Charles P. Akeil, of
New York.
In an interview, published in one
of the New York papers, Rev. Aked,
who is pastor of the Fifth Avenue
Baptist Church, said:
"I am absolutely confident in my
own mind that this Republic shall
endure;" repeated Dr. Aked. "Dur
ing the course of my sermon last
Sunday I asked the question, 'How
do you know that this republic shall
endure?" I stated that no other re
public had ever endured, and I went
on to show why. Conditions are
vastly different now, however, and
the stability of the United States is
"The Roman Republic was the
most powerful nation In the world
at one time. It had the greatest
fighting force, Its conquests were
greater than any that have ever been
made since, and yet It fell to pieces.
The reason for this is plain. Most
people think the stability, the great
ness of a nation depends upon its
fighting force. As a matter of fact,
It does not.
"A republic endures for three rea
sons. In the first place, its citizens
must have mutual confidence. They
must have confidence in its laws and
Its institutions. Then there must
be a spirit of personal service and
sacrifice. The Church has a great
place in making a nation endure. It
does more to promote mutual con
fidence confidence in tho law and
personal service than any other In
fluence. "I havo always been an admirer
of America. I have great confidence
In Its future. That is why I came
here from England two years ago.
The only reason I am not an Ameri
can citizen is that the law requires
a five years' residence here beforo
a foreigner can be naturalized. I
have filed my application for citizen
ship, and I am waiting for the time
when I will be an American cltl
"There Is a greater, brighter fu
ture for this country than any other
country In the world. Germany Is
progressing very rapidly. She is
America's greatest rival. However,
I think the future of the entire
world lies with tho United States."
It was the boast of a great Chicago
meat packer that in his stock-yards
every part of the pig was utilized ex
cept the. squeal. Recently a manager
of one of the rural plays wanted some
realistic pig squeals for his show, and
no accordingly gave a contract fo- the
required Lumber to a phonograph deal
er, who took a machlno down to the
stock-yards, "cannod" the squeals, and
turned over the records to the show
manager. Those who talk about the
extravagance of the present age
should remember that with the by-product
already mentioned, nothing now
goes to watte In the pork Industry.
What It Cost to Exploit
. the Knapp Bands.
Papers That Show It Claim Against
Brokerage company In lianlc
ruptcy Schedule.
In a statement recently published
Charles P. Knapp, is reported to
havo repeated the statements that
he has made before, that all of the
money lost In the Deposit bank went
Into the Outing Publishing Com
pany. Among the scheduled assets of
Charles P. Knapp, filed in his bank
ruptcy petition is a claim against a
New" York brokerage firm that fail
ed two or three years ago. This
shows that he had been speculating
in stocks.
Among the papers, which it is be
lieved have been turned over to the
District Attorney, or at least which
have been reported to him, are some
showing that much more money was
lost through Wall street by Mr.
It Is stated that $35,000 more was
spent by Mr. Knapp in taking his
band about the country last sum
Morris Knapp, who was placed In
charge of the Deposit bank a few
weeks ago, and Florence Knapp
Yocum, his sister, had trusted their
affairs largely to their uncle, Chas.
J. Knapp, head of the firm of pri
vate bankers. So much confidence
did Mrs. Yocum have In her uncle
that a few months ago, when she
sold stock she deposited the pro
ceeds, $22,000, in the Deposit bank,
and she now holds a certificate of
deposit for that amount in that in
stitution. Inasmuch as C. J. Knapp was the
head of the firm, people conversant
with the situation say that he could
not help knowing the condition of
affairs. He knew that the deposits
in the two private banks were over
a million dollars, and that they had
few assets of any value which the
BInghamton Trust Company had not
An Albany dispatch claims that
negotiations are pending between
Superintendent Clark Williams, of
the State Banking Department, and
other parties looking toward a sale
of the franchise of the BInghamton
Trust Company.
The BInghamton Republican of
April 16th publishes the following:
"The more things come to light in
regard to the banking methods of
the Knapp Brothers private banks
at Deposit and Calllcoon, the more
peculiar they appear.
It was stated yesterday that some
of the larger accounts of the Deposit
bank did not appear on the books
of that institution. The Investiga
tion that was made just before the
doors were closed on Thursday
brought to light notes against the
Outing Publishing Company, under
stood to be for about J300.000,
which did not appear on the books
of the bank.
These notes were found in a
pocketbook, where they had been
left by Charles P. Knapp, who a short
time before had retired from the
management of the bank. They were
regularly made out in favor of the
bank by the Outing company, ap
pearing to indicate that the bank
had loaned the Outing company the
amount for which these notes were
drawn, In addition to the other large
loans that had been made to that
company, according to the records
of the bank.
When the investigation was car
ried further it was discovered that
these notes did not appear on the
books of the Outing company. '
It was this apparent discrepancy
that started the investigation that
led to the closing of the Deposit and
Calllcoon banks. After that action
was decided upqn, It was discovered
that the Deposit bank owed the Calll
coon bank over $200,000, and no
record of this appeared on the books
of the Deposit bank."
"Joy ride" Is a comparatively re
cent addition to the language. It
owes Its origin to the practice of ir
responsible chauffeurs who convert
their employers' cars to their own
purposes, and usually at hours when
the regulation of speed by the police
Is out of the question. It is Im
possible for the majority of car own
ers who have chauffeurs to keep the
Keys to the garage in their own cus
tody, and hence a certain amount of
latitude is permitted to the em
ploye. How shamefully that, prlvl
lege Is abused In many Instances is
the most dally revelation of the police
records. Where life has been sacri
ficed in these nocturnal expeditions
prosecution of the chauffeur has been
possible. But whero reckless driving
has resulted In nothing more than
the destruction of the car the own
er has had to pocket his loss and see
his erring servant escape scot free.
Millions of steerage passengers
have been landed hero by the company
without the loss of a single life, and
without a serious accident of any kind,
Compare this record with the fright
ful loss ot life and the terrible sacrl
flee of property on our American rail
roads I Talk about the "dangers of
the deep I" Water Is safer these days
What, la really wonted at the pres
ent time la a standard of misconduct
We are constantly doing things In
doubt, as if wo hadn't' a right to do
The confusion caused by people do
ing things which In their circum
stances we had no right to expect Is
tho principal cause of our troubles. It
ought to be definitely settled, for ex
ample, that any millionaire who has,
say, over a hundred millions, will
thereafter lead an honest life. If he
has only fifty millions his life should
be semi-honest, and if he has only a
paltry ten millions, then It ought to
be conceded th-t he can loot a few
railroads or so until he gets on his
Up to, say, ten thousand a year no
man can afford to be dishonest. He
ought to get up In the cars and glvo
up his seat to women under thirty-five
at leaat, and of course he will not
take the chance ot robbing any safe.
From ten thousand up to one hundred
thousand he can engage In little- dis
honest flyers by making one of a pool
or putting through a land deal or so
for variety.
When he gets fifty millions or more
together, however, every man ought
to ask himself plainly the question
whether from now on he ought not to
be a philanthropist. Doesn't he owe
this to his fellow-men?
Sir Robert Hart, after spending for
ty years in China In charge of busi
ness carried on through the Custom
House, probably knows the .country
and its people as well as any Euro
pean can. He says that China is to
have a great future. He says the
Chinese are a strangely reasonable
people; that they have hated the idea
of having soldiers or becoming sol
diers, saying, "If right is right. It
ought to be recognized by everybody,
and we ought not to be required to
fight to support it" But in our time
foreign nations have forced upon
China the neceslty of arming itself,
and some day out of the four hundred
millions of Chinese a great army may
be formed and then Instead of fight
ing, China will turn around to face
the rest of the world and say, "Gentle
men, there muBt be no more fighting."
If a country should be attacked, they
would defend It, and so, with their
vast momentum and great numbers,
make for the peace oi the whole
arid. This Is the reverse of the
"yellow peril" that so terrifies the
German kaiser.
The salllng-shlp sanitarium for con
sumptives projected in England and
described by the British Medical Jour
nal seems an admirable scheme. If a
patient is to be sequestrated and kept
in a long chair out of doors, why not'
aleviate his lot by the Interest of sea
life and glimpses of pleasant coasts?
The ship projected would be of about
2000 tons, with ample deck space for
cots In the open air. The plan would
be to cruise in the neighborhood of
the Canaries, taking advantage of
trade winds and an equable climate,
and seeking port In bad weather. The
cost to each patient Ie not stated, but
there must be a good many Invalids
who could afford -j pay handsomely,
and with fifty patients It might be pos
sible to keep a 2000-ton schooner In
The world is eating up its sheep.
The number on toot is steadily being
diminished and the same Is true of
cattle and poultry, says the London
Meat Trades Journal. From the avail
able statistics it Is said that in three
years should there bo no increase, at
the present rate of consumption every
head of cattle, every hog. every sheep
and every chicken In the barnyards
would be eaten up. It has been no
ticeable for several years that the
number of food animals raised
throughout the world was steadily de
creasing. The question is, unless
conditions are modified, and that
shortly, from where are the meats of
the future to come?
The French government has defi
nitely adopted the scheme of "letter
telegrams", which has been under dis
cussion in France tor some time. The
jiew system provides that letters may
be telegraphed between any two
points In France at night at a cost ot
one-fifth of a cent a word, and that
they will be delivered the next morn
A thoughtful clergyman has re
marked that "luxury is as great a
curse to the human race as is abject
poverty." This Is dreadfully true
when tho two go together. For where
they go together the luxury of some
spells poverty for the rest But tho
luxury that all might have by earning
It, would that be a curse?
Colorado has the best laws for the
protection of women and children of
any state in the Union. Colorado has
undoubtedly the best juvenile court
In the world, and It Is tho only court
holding the parents responsible for
the deeds ot their children. And the
women vote In Colorado.
Grievous wrong Is committed when
society surrounds children with such
Influences that by the age of. sixteen
boys and girls almost thoughtlessly
commit crimes such as ought to be
Impossible except to deliberate vll
Unv of the most hardened tro.
' Only a few years ago scientists and
observers declared that the little
housefly was a useful Insect; that he
absorbed foul air, made way, with'
filth and was an all-round purifier. A
meeting was held in New York in
which eloquent orators of both sexes
defended the buzzer agatnBt certain
people who wanted to make war on
the fly as a general nuisance. But
now sentiment has changed in re
gard to the fly.
Health officers all over the coun
try are uniting in a campaign against
the housefly, declared to be one of
the most Important agents in the
spread of typhoid fever and tuber
culosis. If the statements of a com
mittee of the New York Merchants'
association, which has compiled tes
timony on this subject from various
parts of the United States, are to be
credited, it Is evident that the aver
age person has failed to realize what
a dangerous foe to humankind the In
nocent appearing little fly really Is.
To quote the committee's own words
the fly is "more dangerous than the
tiger or the cobra, and may easily
be classed as the most dangerous
animal on earth," which certainly is
"going some," if one may employ a
flippant colloquialism, in treating of
so serious a subject. Clearly, the
housefly Is a monster, and it makes
little difference where wo find it,
provided it has the freedom of the
It Is evident that It is time to get
after the housefly in this town. Ow
ing to his activity the policy of ex
termination is apt to be slow when
an attempt is made to wipe out the
species one at a time. The only way
that any progress can be made Is by
stamping out the breeding places of
the fly. Let the same tactics be
pursued in fighting the fly that have
been employed in battling against
the New Jersey mosquito. Cover
the compost heaps about stables;
wipe out the other unclean conditions
which enable the fly to exist and
multiply in countless numbers; and
the question of fly disposal will be
half solved. In this zone it is not
too early to begin the work for the
present year.
No Rest For the Druggist.
A boy with no respect for pro
priety got a druggist out of Med at
midnight, a few nights ago.
"I want a bottle of magnesia,"
announced the youngster, "and, say,
do you give anything for the empty
"Yes, 5 cents." growled the drug
man, grudgingly serving the article
Then he went back to bed. About
half an hour later the bell rang
again. When the druggist got to
the door there stood the lad.
"Hero's that bottle, mister," said
hfi. "Glv us the .fl'nence."
For Infants and Children.
Tho Kind You Have Always Bought
Bears the
Signature of
H. C. HAND, President.
W. B. HOLMES, Vice Pres.
We want you to understand the reasons for the ABSOLUTE SECURITY
HAS A CAPITAL OP - - - $100,000.00
MAKING ALTOGETHER - - 455.000.00
EVERY DOLLAR of which must be lost
It has conducted a growing and successful business ior over io yenrs, serving
an increasing number of customers with fidelity and satisfaction.
Its cash funds are protected by JUUDKUM STJSUL vaults.
All of these things, coupled with conservative management. Insured
by the CAREFUL PERSONAL ATTENTION constantly given the
Bank's affairs by a notably able Hoard of Directors assures the patrons
of that SUPREME SAFETY which Is the prime esseutlal of a good
Total Assets,
T. li. CLARK
Is Your Money
Around Idle?
1 Lying
Hiii mill mi
Right away you will get the desire to enlarge it. Then it
furnishes the very best lesson in economy, weans a person from
habits of extravagance and is ono of the greatest comforts in the
world. It is not' safe in these days of hold-ups and robberies to
have money lying around idle in your home or pocket. It is safe
in tho bank where it works for you day and night.
The modern burglar proof safo and vault of' this bank afford the greatest
protection for your money, and its safety deposit boxes for all other valuables.
Active or savings accounts received, Three per cent, paid on savings deposits.
Its drafts nro the safest and cheapest method of sending money to foreign
countries. Call and get a pocket check book. Money loaned on good security
to home people to whom preference Is always given.
ice President.
K. P. pb;
He Is Deliberate In ActlsrvThus Pro
duclng Deceptive Effects.
That "the hand Is quicker than the
eye" is ono of those accepted sayings
invented by some one who know noth
lag ot conjuring or, as is more likely.
by seme cunning conjurer who aimed
still further to hoodwink a gullible
public. Tho fact Is that tho best con
jurer seldom makes a rapid motion,
for that attracts attention, even
though It be not understood. The
true artist In this line 1b deliberate
In' every movement, and It is mainly
by his actions that he leads his audi
ence to look not where they ought,
but in an entirely different -direction.
Mr. David Devant, who for a number
of consecutive years has entertained
London with his Ingenious tricks, has
said: 'The conjuror must be an ac
tor. By the expression of his face,
by his gestures, by the tone of his
voice, In short, by his acting, he must
produce his effects."
To the Point
At Cripple Creek, Colo., that great
mining camp, tho miners signed a pe
tition to a railroad corporation to re
duce freight on flour, saying they
didn't have money enough at the end
ot the month to pay their grocery
bills. The railroad corporation made
an Investigation, and found that the
freight on leer to Cripple Creek was
ro re than all the freight on flour, and
replied: "Boys, drink less beer, and
you will have no trouble in paying
your grocery bills."
TUC PITI7CU HaB made ar"
I llC. bl I IlCH rangements for
Dec,at,o Jy 31
5 Handsome Gold and
Silver Medals will be
Awarded the Winners !
To all competitors living In the county,
exclusive of professionals : entries to be
made at anv time prior to May 20th.
quired to submit to a physical examin
ation by competent physicians, to Insure
proper endurance condition for race.
structions lor proper training, will ap
pear in succeeding Issues of The Citizen.
II. S. SALMON, Cabhier
W. J. WARD, Ass't Cashier
this Bank.
before any depositor can lose al'iSJNJN Y
Nobody knows without trying it how easy
it is to make money save money when
an account is opened in the