The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, April 30, 1909, Image 7

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Word of tho GospcL
If wt
e to understand any given
word o
Vthe gospel which Christ
preached, it Is Imperative that we
SO back to Christ and And how He
used It and what Ho meant by It as
He spoke It to men. The result of
uubh a study will almost Invariably
be a delicious and delightful sur
prise. Ror. Edw. Smith, Methodist.
Our Holiest Hdpes..
Oh, It means so much to be a man
of faith! With faith, the power of
Godrushes In upon you! Whatever
else you lose, do not lose faith! Keep
on believing. Maintain this temper
of confidence in the Unseen. our
best Inspirations are there! Your
holiest hopes are there. Rev. II. P.
Dewey, Presbyterian.
Mental Inheritance.
Our habits of thought are marked
out by those who hnvo i;ono before
us. Tho brand of the skylark sings;
so do the children of tho poets. It
was vain for the father of lilulso
l'uscul to lock up his mathematical
instruments; nature had pointed the
lad's eyes toward tho Btars. Rev.
Walluco Smith, Episcopal.
Focusing Our Powers.
Thehlgher and more unselfish tho
end toward which we direct our lives
tho greater Is tho demand for lntenBo
and ceaseless concentration of our
noblest powers. Focus your best
powers upon tho details of your life
work. These may seem to bo;
but remember tho wise words of tho
painstaking artist, "Trifles mako per
fection, and perfection Is no trllle."
Rev. M. Strykes, Methodist.
How to Obtain Faith.
The best way to get faith Is
through Christianity. Although sal
vation Is not within the limits of any
single creed or church, the easiest
path to faith Is Christianity. Phil
osphy, appealing only to the intellect,
reaches but few; whereas, Christian
ity, appealing to the soul and the
heart, reaches many. Moreover, It
furnishes a grand leader, and people
will always follow a leader. Rev.
Wallace Smith, Episcopal.
Cultivating Our Faith.
Maintain an uncompromising en
mity toward the false, an Invinci
ble friendship toward the true. Cul
tivate a practical faith In the living
God. Accept Christ as your ideal
and Redeemer. This is the hidden
spring of self-heroism. It crowns
a man's life with the truest success;
and when the veil is lifted he shall
stand erect In the light of n glori
fied manhood. C. S. Patton, Presby
terian. Relation of Love and Duty.
The phrase "love and duty" has
become a proverb. In truth, though,
tho two are not widely separated
from each other. Duty Is really only
the expression of love. When we do
our duty we are showing our love.
A husband best manifests his 'ove
for his wlfo by living a life of loyalty
to duty. If hefalled to provide for
her needs, all the word3 of love in
the world could not atone for his
neglect. Rev. D. Burrell, Reformed,
llcnching out his Hand.
It is recorded that, when he healed
the demoniac youth at the Mount of
Transfiguration, "he took him by the
hand and lifted him up." That hand
of Christ's has raised many a drunk
ard and Magdelene out of tho mire,
has helped many a struggling and
discouraged soul over the rough
places of life, has opened the gate of
heaven to a great multitude which no
man cannumber. That hand is
stretched out still. It Is proffered
to you. Will you have It? Rev. Dr.
Cadman, Congregatlonalht
Where We find Beauty.
Beauty lies In symmetry and com
pleteness; Ho was perfectly holy,
without spot and blameless. Beauty
Christ's justice, love and wisdom
were all united in one. Beauty lies
In conformity with moral law; Ho
was holy,harmless and undoflled.
Great Is man's dignity, glorious
his destiny! Bearing the Image and
superscription of the King, man may
look with rapture upon His beautlOc
face and become consciously like
God. Rev. Ralph Tompkins, Uni
tarian. What the World Thinks.
The world is heavy with Us
weight of woe, bleeding with Its
crushing burden of Buffering and
sorrow, and dying with grief because
tho "consolations of God' Beem all
but 'too small.' The problem of
suffering la universal, and of vital
concern to 'laird and boor.' The
armies are legion, that find all the
'uses of this world weary, stale, flat
and unprofitable.' Sick and weary,
Impatient and tired, unrefreshed and
overburdened, lagging, and stumb
ling, goes this world with Its In
creasing burden. Rev. E. Lorelt,
Llvlngin Harmony.
Wo find it impossible to compre
hend the essential harmony between
the purpose of God and the will of
man. We can comfort ourselves
that with the secret will of God we
have nothing to do, with the revealed
will of God we have much to do.
We may rely upon It that every man
forms a part In the Dlvlno purpose
Life Is a mystery, but life Is not
Chaos. All true success lies tnNco
operating with God's revealed will
Doing this, wo shall find at the last
that we have helped to accomplish
the architect's design, though we
never have seen the complete plan.
Ur. B. M. Bovltt. Baptist.
Story of n Iilttlo Woman Whoso
Plans and Methods to Defeat Old
Ago Were at Once Sano and Odd.
By Rebecca Harding Davis.
I once met a little woman whose
plan of life and methods to defeat
old age seem to me so sane and odd
that I will tell you of her.
She was tho widow of an English
physician, left with small means and
two boys whom she had educated
and placed one In India, tho other
In Melbourne. Her work for them
was done. She was sixty-five. Her
income was small, her lungs were
weak. Most women In such a case
would have settled down with drugs
nnd doctors as their only thought
nivl begun to prepare for the next
win Id. Not so Jano Perry. Sho
do her homo In a hill town of
T tunny, whore the air was puro and
I'-Vlnjr, and never thereafter even
l. Kiitloncd her ailments. Sho al
ready spoko Italian. "I havo been
". lying languages all my life," sho
raid; "I want to bo able to talk to
r.11 of my kinsfolk." She had a sound,
luinrclenllous knowledge of nrt and
architecture; sho eagerly studied tho
history of the place, and in six
months thero was not a legend nor
a great picture nor a bit of medieval
carving in the old fortress-like pal-
ares of tho town which she did not
know and love as if she had beou
a native. She soon made friends with
the good sisters who nursed tho
paupers In tho great Spedalo or hos
pital; they took comfort In telling
her of their patients, and she con
trived to bring to them certain help
ful appliances which were in use In
London. One of tho Industries of
tho town was leather work. Sho
learned to bind books, to gild and
tool them, and so was able to send
home beautiful glftB to her frionds.
She discovered in one of the cel
lars where poor folk burrow a crip
pled girl who made fine lace, and she
found regular sale for It in Rome
with an English dealer. She was
in the midst of the sllk-ralsing dis
trict of Tuscany; in a year she had
studied all the mysteries of the in
dustry, knew the diseases which at
tack the tree and the cocoon and
their remedies. She visited the con
tadlni, or peasants, In their little
farms ,and was counted as their best
friend. Meanwhile, she kept up her
knowledge of affairs abroad, read the
English and French papers dally,
and you may be sure no revolution
could come to the light in Russia,
nor royal wedding be planned in Lon
don, and escape Jano Perry's eye.
Everybody in the strange old medi
eval town, from tho stately Podesta
(chief magistrate) down to the old
women shrieking and pushing their
carts of onions and artichokes
through the narrow lanes, knew tho
queer little woman with her widow's
cap and her kind, homely face and
loved her. She helped everybody, if
but by a friendly look, and she never
"Why," I asked her one day,
"should you spend so much time in
the study of the present condition of
Italian emigrants? What possible
use can you make of such knowl
edge?" She laughed and colored. "As wo
grow near to the end," sho said, "we
are afraid to be Ignorant of any work
which wo may bo called to reach a
helping hand. Our time Is so short."
That, it seems to me, is the kind
of life which is one long, genuine
thanksgiving. We may never reach
the height of the great Danish Earl
Brithnoll, who, with his last breath
cried out: "God! I thank Thee for
all the Joy I have had In this good
world!" but we can follow Jane Per
ry's humble methods of praising God
daily. From ST. NICHOLAS.
Around and In the House.
If the cellar Is damp, leave an
open barrel of lump lime standing In
it. The lime will absorb moisture
and will gradually slake, and in tho
fall It will be In good condition to
put on the lawn or garden to sweet
en the soil.
Examine the furnace and pipes.
Clean soot out of all smoke pipes.
Look for pin-holes, especially on the
under sides of smoke-pipes, and have
them repaired while you think of It.
To keep the house cool In pro
tracted hot weather, open all tho
windows and doors in the cool of the
morning and thoroughly air It As
the outside air becomes heated,
close all the doors and windows
tight except one or two In the top
story or a skylight for the Bake of
ventilation. Be sure all cellar win
dows are closed and all other open
ings In the lower part of the house
through which warm air may enter.
Screens and screen doors that
show signs of rust should be painted
over with black metallic paint be
fore the wires rust through.
Preserve eggs for winter In an 8
or 10 per cent solution of sodium
silicate (water glass). Usod boiled
soft water and sterilized stone Jars.
Keep Food Hot.
An ingenious housekeeper, who
often has to keep food hot for be
lated members of the family, has
found that by placing the food be
tween two hot plates and setting
them over a saucepan of hot water
In the oven It can be kept from be
coming dry aad tasteless for as long
as may ba asosfsary. If the oven
li vry hot the door M left open.
Convenient Article of Furniture That
Can Bo Made at Home.
Tho Homestead gives a description
of a home-made china closet. The
base shelf, or table part, Is 30 inches
high and should be from 38 to 60
Inches long, dopendlng on the slzo
of the room in which it will bo
placed when finished. The width of
the table top should 'bo from 20 to
24 Inches', and the cabinet, or top
part, is 12 Inches wide and from 48
to 50 Inches high. The back of tho
cabinet is of three-eighths beaded
ceiling, and, with the exception of
the crown mold and the legs, the
table is built of sovon-elghtha or
three-quarter Inch lumbor. Tho
shelves have either small grooves
plowed in them or small half rounds
nailed on the rear portion of them
for holding the plates In an upright
position, the grooves being preferred.
The hooks for tho cups, etc., are
placed where desired, also tho
shelves, and the size of the plates
must regulate the distance between
them. Many families have one or
more pieces of old, wornout furniture
of oak or some nice hard wood. These
could be used very nicely, but should
pine or any of the soft woods be
used, when same has been sandpa
pered nicely, apply one' or two coats
of any stain desired. Whon dry,
again sandpaper and give as many
coats as necessary to produce the
desired color, but sandpaper well be
fore applying the varnish.
The Uses of a Hot Iron.
To remove shiny spots from black
woolen garments place the garment,
whether coat, trousers or dress, on
an Ironing board. Wring a cloth
from water, spread carefully over
the garment, then pass a hot flatlron
back and forth Just above the wet
cloth as closely as you can without
touching it. The nap will rise and
the shine disappear.
If you suspect that there are
moths in your carpets, try to lo
cate their hiding place. Wring a
coarse cloth out of clean water and
spread it smooth on the spot in the
carpet where you think the moths
are. Iron the wet cloth with a hot
Iron. The stoam will kill tho moths
and eggs. ,
Ingenious Device Saves Time nnd
Thought for Busy Housewives.
A Tennessee genius has Invented a
kitchen reminder that should earn
him the thanks of the busy house
wives. Like many time-saving de
vices, It Is simpler than tho system
It supplants. A card or board is
notched on two sides, and opposite
each month is written the name of
some household articlo or article of
food, such as soap, starch, sugar,
eggs, etc. A series of strings or rub-
ber bands are then tied around the
card, loosely enough that they may
be moved into any notch desired. In
stead of writing out a dally list for
tradesmen, the housewife needs aim
ply to atach the string In the notches
indicating the article required. The
same results can be obtained by hav
ing a bundle of strings tied In a
knot In the center, with their free
ends long enough to be fastened In
the slits on the edges of the card.
To Cleanse a Fonl Lamp.
Those who use kerosene-oil lamps
know how the dirt accumulates in
the bottom of tho lamp and clogs
the wick, thus affecting the light. To
prevent this take a few lengths of
knitting yarn, tie up into a small
bag, clipping out all around so that
ends of the wool may bo loose. Drop
this Into the lamp and it will gather
up the dirt, making the oil look
clear. It can bo renewed as often
as necessary.
Influence of Wall Paper.
Remember that blue colored wall
paper, unless It gets lots of sun.
makes a room hare a cold appear
ance. Striped paper apparently In
creases the belght, use It In your
low rooms. A plain wall with deep
frieze, having lots of bold drawing
and fall of color, saakea a strong
room and gives ch&aea for ban fine
etchings, plaster . oasts, sketchings,
. i-ip' - II& - -
Trained to All tho Arts of Nursln-
To Bind Up Soldier's Wound and
Hide with Him to Hospital.
Army nursing may bo revolution
ized' as the result of a course of train
ing instituted at tho North London
Riding School, whero the Islington
Drill Brigade Girls' Yeomanry, twen-
ty-flvo strong, Is showing what
mounted horses could do in the field.
Tho Innovation will be brought
unofficially to the notice of the Brit
ish military department at tho next
annual show of the navy' and army,'
and It Is believed the army medical
corps will give tho Idea more than
passing consideration. Tho work of
the girls' brigade is a revelation to
every army officer who witnesses It.
They are trained to all tho arts of
nursing before bolng advanced to the
brigade service. In this their work
Is to bind up the wounds of any sol
dier found helpless In the field, hoist
him upon their horses and ride with
him to the Held hospital. All this
they do In their regular drills with
surprising proficiency.
Army officers are already discuss
ing tho practicability of the plan.
The most reasonable objection urged
Is the question of being able to
mount nurses whero every available
horso is needed for fighting and
transport work. Most of the officers
admit that tho women would be In
valuable If thoy could be equipped
and so maintained.
Admittedly It would bo out of the
question to have such a mounted
nurse corps in desert fighting, such
as English troops are frequently re-
quired to engage in, but on Euro
pean battlefields thero Is no reason
why they could not bo used to dis
tinct advantage.
The Islington brigade has been
officially Invited to attend the next
military tournament, and It Is by
no means Improbable that thr, may
ultimately be "tho nucleus of similar
corps throughout the army.
Announcing Engagement.
A clever hostess announced the
the forthcoming nuptials of a young
daughter In the following manner:
The table was beautifully decorated
with a bank of whlto roses and as
paragus ferns in the center, while
suspended from the Chandelier was
a bisque Cupid carrying a small sil
ver dart. He was seemingly watch
ing the effect of his silver dart that
pierced two tiny white hearts im
bedded in the bank of roses, contain
ing the names of the two young peo
ple, likewise the date of the forth
coming nuptials. "The best yet,"
exclaimed an enthusiastic guest, "for
it is simple pretty and nothing over
dono about it."
Bran Water n Cleaner.
Few people know how useful bran
is for cleaning. For painted and var
nished woodwork it is Invaluable, re
moving the dirt without destroying
the finish.
Colored goods, which usually fade
when washed, will not lose color If
washed In bran water. It Is excel
lent as a scalp cleanser and Is good
for the hair, making it glossy.
Used Instead of soap It whitens
and softens the hands.
To prepare bran water, fill a small
bag an ordinary salt bag Is ex
cellent for this purpose with bran,
place It In a pall, cover with boiling
water, and it Is ready for use.
All Wood Trunks.
An all beechwood trunk Is now
being offered In some of the shops
with the assurance that It will posi
tively withstand the rough usage of
much travel. These trunks come in
throe sizes and they have rounded
corners, which are neither painted
nor fancifully decorated, but the
plain and heavy sections of wood are
finished naturally with more wood
braces and brass reinforcements.
Even the trays are of Taeechwood
overlaid on both sides with small
patterned linen In tan or gray. They
are comparatively light and look as
If they would stand a good deal of
hard wear and tear.
A Home-Made Dresslag Table.
A pretty dressing-table may be
made at hems by using a low, plain,
woods n table and screwing on the
top a wooden lapboard. Cover the
top with dimity, chlnti or muslin,
with a ruche or lace flounce around
the edge. The legs of the table may
be painted or stained. A looking
glass should hang over ths table.
Using the lapboard for a top allows
on to alt doss' to the tabla.
s no time to be regretting your neglect
to get insured. A little :are beforehand
is worth more than any amount ol re
gret. ,
General Insurance Agents
Attention is called to the STRENGTH
of the
For New Late Novelties
SPENCER, TheiJeweler
"Guaranteed articles only sold."
Wo have the sort of tooth brushes that are
matlo to thoroughly demise and save the
They are tho kind thatlclean teeth without
leavins vour mouth fullof bristles. '
Wo recommend those costing. 23 cents or
more, as we can sruarnntco them and will re
place, free, any that show defects, of manu'
lacture within three months.
Opp.D. & It. Station, HONESDALE. IP A.
In compliance with Section 3 of tho Uni
form Primary Act, pace 37. P. L. 1906, notice
Is hereby given to the electors of Wayne
county of tho number of delegates to the
Slate convention each party is entitled to
elect, the names of party olllccs to be filled,
and for what county olllccs nominations are
to be made at tho Spring Primaries to be held
on Saturday, June Sth, lUOtlJ
1 One person for Jury Commissioner.
1 Two persons for Delegates to State Con
vention. 3 One person in each election dlstrlctl for
member of County Committee.
1 One person for Jury Commissioner.
2 Two persons for Delegates to State Con
Onorjerson In each'electlonrdlstrlr.tifor
nieniDer oiuouiuy lomnuiiee
1 One person for Jury Commissioner.
"2 Four Delegates to State Convention.
j f our persons tor auernaieiaeiegaiesjio
state convention.
4 One person for Party Chairman,;
5 One person for Party Secretary,
0 One person for Party Treasurer.
For Jury Commissioner, atnetltloner mast
have no less than Hftv Rlenatures of mem
bers Of bis party who are voters: for Dele
gates to State Convention, Committeemen
ana party onicers, no less tnan te igna
All of these petitions must be filed In the
Commissioners' oilico on or before Saturday,
may io, iwu.
J. K. HOHNI1KOK, Coin'rs.
Commissioners' Office. Honesdale, Pa.
April o, iwa, 'jam
Honesdale, Pa., April 16, 1909.
Notice. Pursuant to Act of Assem
bly, n meeting of the Stockholders of
the Wayne County Savings Bank will be
held at the office of the bank on Thurs
day, July 22, 1909, from one to two
o'clock n. m.. to vote for or against the
proposition to again renew and. extend
the charter, corporate righto and fran
chises of said Dank (or the terra of
twenty years, from February 17, 1910,
By order of the Beard of Directors.
Hi S SALMONCashier.
We have no Insurance against
panics, BUT-
Wo want to soll-
Every business man In Wayne
county a good sized life or en
dowment policy tbat he may
use as collateral security for
borrowed money tide you over
tight places when sales are
poor and collections slow pos
sibly head off Insolvency.
Wo want to scll-
Evcry farmer a policy that will
absolutely protect his family
and home.
Wo want to sell
Every laborer and mechanic a
saving policy tbat will be Im
possible for him to lapse or
If not Ijlfo Insurance
fiCtuswrlto somcof your FIRE
INSURANCE. Standard, re
liable companies only.
General Agents.
Wayne County
The FINANCIER of New York
City lias published a HULL OI
HONOR of the 11 ,470 State Hanks
and Trust Companies of United
States. In this list the WAYNE
Stands 38th in the United States.
Stands 10th in Pennsylvania.
Stands FIRST in Wayne County.
Capital, Surplus, $455,000.00
Total ASSETS, $2,r33,000.00
Honesdale, Pa., May 29 1908.,
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