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office, Honesdale, Pa.
B. B. HAKDENBEItOH, - - PRESIDENT
W. W. WOOD. - - MANAGER AND SECY
c. n. dobklinoer. m. b. allen',
henry wilson. e. b. uardenberoii,
W. W. WOOD.
UBSCRIPTION: 11.50 a year, in advance
FRIDAY, MAY 28, 1009.
Republicans do not forget the
primaries; turn out and vote. It Is
true no great principle is at stake,
but do not let that keep you from the
polls. The Citizen is interested in a
thorough organization of the party
and a unification of every interest
that we may poll our full vote at fut
By its own confession in court It
appears that the Sugar Trust has
defrauded the Government of ?2,
135, 48G. The monoy stolen has
been returned. This was no techr
nlcal swindle. It did not depend
upon a disputed interpretation of
law. It was accomplished with as
much deliberation as is shown in
the operations of a forger or a con
There was wholesale cheating in
the weight of imported sugar. The
less the weight the smaller the tax
to be paid. The less the tax the
more money for salaries and divid
ends on which to support luxury and
display. The greater the luxury
and display the wider the class dis
tinctions in a country where no
classes should be.
To facilitate the fraud, scales wero
tampered with and Government
agents were bribed. The theft went
on for years, systematically and suc
cessfully. Men high up as well as
men low down in the Sugar Trust
must have known about It. Mil
lions are not appropriated in this
fashion unwittingly. Design ap
pears at every stage of the proceed
ings. Design is admitted by restitu
tion. Is there a person connected with
the sugar monopoly who will marvel
hereafter when he comes to con
sider some strikingly violent popu
lar attack upon a trust?
fcKIK KKl'T THEM AT WORK.
Without any intention of confirm
ing the statement made by officers of
the Eiio railroad as to the amount
of improvement that is being done
by that company, the State Labor
Commissioner of New York, in ac
counting for the falling off in the
demand for labor for the year 1908
as compared with former years, says
that if it had not been for the thous
ands of men employed by the Erie
Railroad Company last year in mak
ing improvements in this state and
in New Jersey there would have been
much suffering among that class of
laborers who depend for a living up
on railroad construction. Thus from
an unexpected sourro, the Erie road
gets confirmation of the fact, that
while the up-State Public Service
Commission was considering wheth
er or not it should permit the com
pany to issue $30,000,000 worth of
new bonds for redemption and im
provements, the company was going
right along and making the better
ments anyhow, confident that in due
time the commission would see the
wisdom of permitting the company
to capitalize its necessary work of
expansion. When the Erie has
completed its general plan of im
provements in the way of cut-offs and
easier grades, it is estimated that
the betterments will effect wonder
ful economies in the matter of haul
ing freight and thereby increasing
both its gross and net returns from
an enlarged freight business, not to
mention the Increased passenger
business that will naturally follow.
New York Evening Sun.
J. C. HRIGHT WILL FILED.
Ilryn Mowr Hardware Dealer
Leaves Daughter $10,000.
Norrlstown, Pa., May 25. By the
will of Joseph C. Bright, late of
Bryn Mawr, which was probated to
day, his daughter, Ann Linn Bright,
will receive $10,000, provided she
does not marry before the death of
Mr. Bright, who was an extensive
hardware1 dealer, with stores at Lans-
ford, Reading, Pottsville, and HaZ'
leton, also provides that the Potts'
ville and Hazleton stores are to be
made over to a corporation, this to
form the residuary part of the es
tate. To his son, Harris, he gives
$2500 a year; to his daughter, Anna,
$1000 a year during the life of her
mother, and the remainder of the
residuary income is given to the
BATTLESHIP NORTH DAKOTA.
In the Boston Herald, of Novem
ber 8th, we find that the battleship
North Dakota, now being built at
Qulncy, near Boston, is to cost about
nine millions of dollars. The guns
on the vessel are to cost about seven
hundred and ninety thousand dol
lars. One broadside of her guns
will cost seventeen thousand dollars
After two hours of continuous firing,
her guns will be worn out and use
less. Shooting in concert, it Is es
tlmated it will cost about twenty.
five thousand dollars a minute to
feed her guns; and It will require
nine hundred officers and men to
man the vessel.
Tin (JriuMl Army Now Only Half as
liiti-f-e As it Was Twenty Years
When the veterans of the 0,057
posts of the Grand Army of the Re
public assemble for roll call on
Memorial Day on Monday next, the
gaps in tne ranks will bo greater
than ever ' before, for the records
show that since May 30, 1908,
nearly 15,000 "comrades" have
passed to the last muster. The
rmy now numbers barely 200,000.
Less than twenty years ago there
was double that number and even
on Dec. 31, 1907, tho various de
partments showed a total member
ship of 225,157. One by one, how
ever, and two by two, the men who
fought at Gettysburg and Chancel
lorsvllle and Antletam, have drop
ped from the ranks and each year
fewer voices have answered to tho
roll call. The death rate that twen
ty years ago was less than one per
cent, has now increased to live per
Slowly but surely the ranks of
tne equally brave Confederate vet
erans, have dwindled, until to-day
but a tithe remains of Early's men
and Morgan's troopers and the al
most Invincible armies of Lee and
Beauregard. Not all the survivors
are Included in organizations, how
ever. The rolls of the government
still carried on the first of this
month the names of 601,699 veter
ans of the civil war. Illinois has al
ways been prominent in the coun
cils of the G. A. R. The first post
of the Army was organized in that
state, at Decatur, April 6, 186G.
New York state leads in the number
of posts, with 598, followed by Penn
sylvania, 526; Ohio, 520, and Illi
The Association of United Con
federate Veterans was organized
June 10, 1889, and has 1,300 camps
with a membership of about 60,000.
Since the war many of the veterans
have scattered and camps are now
located in the northwest and on the
Pacific coast as well as in tho south
Capt. James Ham Post, of Hones-
dale, mustered one hundred and
forty members in 1889, and on
Monday next barely thirty veterans
will answer the roll call.
TO STUDY ALASKA GLACIERS.
Cornell Geologist to Make Trip to
the Far North This Summer.
Ithaca, N. Y., May 26. Backed
by the National Geographical So
ciety, Prof. Ralph Stockton Tarr,
well-known Cornell geologist, will
make another expedition Into Alas
ka this summer for the purpose of
studying glaciers. Prof. Tarr had
his plans made to visit Europe, but
on his return from Washington said
that the Geological Society had pre
vailed upon him to continue his ex
ploratlons in Alaska, begun several
years ago. The society has ap
propriated $5000 for tho expedition.
Mr. Tarr will bo accompanied by
Prof. Lawrence Martin, of the Unl
erslty of Wisconsin, a former pu
pil. Mr. Tarr has already made
valuable discoveries In Alaska glac
ler fields. He is also authority on
earthquakes. Tho party will leave
Seattle June 16th, and spend the
summer in Alaska.
DO you know what It means, boys
Who hail from the north and the
Do you know what It means.
This twining of greens
Round the silent cannon's mouth.
This strewing with flowers tho grass
This decking with frarlands the statues
This flaunting of flags
All In tatters and rags,
This marching and singing,
These bells a-rlnglng.
These faces grave and these faces gay,
This talk of the blue and this talk of the
In the north and the south Memorial day?
Not simply n show time, boys and Rlrlo.
Is this day of falling flowers.
Not a pageant play
Nor a holiday
.Of flags and floral bowers.
It Is something more than the day that
Warm memories a-throb In veteran
For across the years
To the hopes and fears.
To the days of battle,
Of roar and of rattle,
To tho past that now seems eo far away.
Do the sons of the blue and the sons of
Qaze, hand clasping hand, Memorial day.
For the wreck and the wrong of it. boys
For the terror and loss as well.
Our hearts must hold
A regret untold
As we think of those who fell.
But their blood, on whichever side thoy
Uemado the nation and progress bought.
We forget the foe.
For we live and know
That the lighting and sighing,
Tho falling and dying.
Were but steps toward tho future the
Pown which the rons of the blue and the
Look with love and pride Memorial day.
Died at the parents' residence in
Philadelphia at 6 o'clock Tuesday
morning, May 25, 1909, Violet,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Egelston, formerly of this borough,
aged 9 months.
Mrs. Andrew Hellis, of Plttston,
formerly Miss Mary Haggerty of
this county, died suddenly at her
home in tho former city, on Sunday
last, from the bursting of a blood
vessel. Her husband, who is in
charge of tho machinists at No. 9 col
liery, left the house early In the
morning for his work. Shortly
afterward his wife said she was not
feeling well, and as her little daugh
ter was leaving the house to go to
the home of a relative, she said
she would lie down. When the
daughter returned, she found her
mother dead. A physician who was
called said that death had occurred
several hours previously. Tho (to
ceased was 45 years of age and the
family had resided in Pittston for
the past twelve years. Her sudden
death was a severe shock to the
family. The survivors are the hus
band, one daughter, Alfreda, the
mother, Mrs. Turner, of Maplewood,
and these sisters and brother: Mrs.
Andrew Drew, of Glddings street,
Plttston; Mrs. Samuel Cowell, of
Dunmore; John Haggerty, of Nay
Charles Hanford Robertson, a
well known locomotive engineer on
the Delaware Division of tho Erie,
died at his home in Matainoras',
Pike county, on Tuesday morning
last, after an illness of seven
months. He was nearly fifty years
of age. Deceased was born at
White Sulphur Springs, Sullivan
county, and seventeen years ago be
gan firing for tho Erie with his
residence at Port Jervla. He was
soon promoted to engineer and
performed his duties to the satlS'
faction of his employers. He was
a man who was well liked by many
friends. A man who was a kind
and indulgent husband and father
On August 19, 1884, Mr. Robert
son was united in marriage with
Miss Jessie Coleman, of Honesdale,
who survives him with the follow
ing daughters: Helen, wife of H
W. Smith of Matamoras; Bertha
Florence, Mildred and Agnes at
home. Also two sisters: Julia
wife of Washington Sutherland, of
White Sulphur Springs; Ida, wife
of Lambert White of East Branch
A Germ Immune,
"Well," said the old gentleman,
walking through the International Tu
berculosls exhibit, "when I see all this
I wonder how I have over lived to be
84 years old, and I never took a mite
of care of myself, either. You see, I
was born in the days before they dis
covered germs. I have slept with tho
snow blowing in on my bed, cut
through the ice to wash my face and
hands, eaten all kinds of rich, hearty
foods, got my feet wet and let them
got dry again or stay wet, put my flan
nels on and took thern off when I
pleased am 84 years old ond never
had a serious Illness. I am afraid
now, however, that I will never reach
Jo yean, as my father and mot'-or
did. Loots like n man f'on't haro a
fair show with so muny j;crms ready
to floor him,"
HOW TO RAISE
What Experience You Must Have to
Obtain tho Rest Results.
Continued from last week
"Well, wife, what made you pray
to the Lord, that I might learn some
"Just because I have proper rea
sons for doing so. Don't you re
member before we were married, how
you pulled the wool over my eyes by
saying that you would always look
to me when you .were in need of
advice? You said that my education
was far superior to yours, and that
1 was just the girl that would make
you happy all your life; and now you
seem to think that a woman is only
a woman, and that she should not in
terfere with men's affairs. You seem
to think that as long as a woman can
bake, wash and keep the house in
order, that that Is all that is neces
sary for her to know. Sometimes I
wish that I was never married to a
deceitful man like you! Why you
don't even give me a chance to say
word about the poultry business any
"Say, wife, can you tell me what I
have been eating for supper? Gee
whiz! I thought that when I mar
ried you I would be happy all my
life. After a man has been working
hard all day he does not want to
listen to a lecture on what he prom
ised before he was married. Women
only look on one side of things any-
ay, and when women think that they
are superior to man I think that they
are getting off their trolley. I dou't
mean the Honesdale enterprise; be
cause we expect to be getting on and
off that trolley in a very short time.
1 don't mind listening to a temper
ance, religious, or political lecture, or
a little smattering of local option oc
casionally; but this continual nagging
ill the time about how a man is, or
what he promised, or how he should
be, or how he must act, just to satis
fy his wife's curiosity, is enough to
drive a man to drink. And then a
woman will say: 'Why you never used
to drink before we were married.'
How is it, wife, that both men and
women change their mind after they
are married? Well, say, we will let
it go in one ear and out the other.
Now if we expect to make a success
out of life lot us both pull together.
We have had a little hard luck and
lots of trouble raising chickens, but
what a blessing it is that we don't
nave any children to squabble over,
When you talk about somo other pro
fession you must take into considera
tion the fact that I am about forty-
two years old now, and I don't have
enough wind to blow glass, and my
nerves are not steady enough to cut
glass, and further, I will say that to
ever become a finished workman in
these branches of industry you must
start while you are young."
"Well," said the wife, "Suppose
you listen to me for a while. If you
are satisfied to make another effort in
the poultry business just quit shaving
yourself, and go down to the barber
shop, get in the chair and say, 'Well,
Will, how Is the chicken business?
and then just keep still, and if Mr.
ill don't come along and disturb you,
ou will get a shave and your first les
son in poultry culture for ten
"All right, wife, I guess that I will
take your advice."
On reaching the barber shop he
found that he was next.
Hello, barber, how is business this
"Well, there's no use kicking, we
might as well take things as thoy
"Looks a little like rain this morn
Yes, kind of bad weather for
"Yes, It is; but you see my chickens
are all drowned and I don't have to
;worry about the weather."
"Next!" seating himself in the
"Well, Will, how is the chicken
"Well," Will said, "I am sorry
for all you chicken fellows, and
the bad luck that some of you have
had. I see by The Citizen that
you have been full of misfortunes
In the business."
"Yes, I had a notion to give it
"Oh, no, don't do that! There
is money in poultry. Somo day I
am going to try it myself; I have
got a few out on my father's farm
now; Just for a little experience
that's all. You see, I want to tell
you that the reason for all this bad
luck that you have had is simply
from a lack of knowledge and ex-
perlence. In the first place, before
you take upon yourself to go in
the poultry business you must ex
amine yourseu to see if you are
personally fitted for a poultry man.
You must be kind-hearted, good
natured, and of a generous disposi
tion. Such animals as dogs, cats,
etc!, you should be very fond of,
and a person like you ought to be
very fond of children, because the
study and care of raising children
would give you a little more pati
ence and experience In raising the
"Say, Will, did you ever raise
"No, but I can see how other peo
ple bring them up."
"Oh, I didn't know If you were
talking from theory or experience.
I just wanted to tell you that you
must havo brains and exercise good
Judgment, or you will always be In
trouble. Don't you understand
",Oh, yes, I understand you all
right and I want to thank you for
your advice. I must be going now,
or my wlfo will think that you are
"Well so long, Willi so long!"
Returning home, his wife said:
Well, did you get a shave?"
"Yes, but I did not know a thing
about it. I was so Interested in
what he said about poultry-raising,
that I had to put my hand on my
face to see If I was shaved or not."
"I told you that you could get him
"Yes, ho started all right, and I
thought that it was the best ten
cents worth that I ever had."
"Well, what did he say?"
"He said that we must be kind-
hearted, good-natured and of a lov
ing disposition towards all animals
and that we must have a dog, a cat,
etc., and he said that we must raise
some children In order to get the
practical experience of raising young
"Oh, Lord, Lord, shall we ever bo
able to qualify ourselves In these
necessary requirements to become
successful poultry raisers?
Results of Games Played In National,
American and Eastern Leagues.
At New York Now York, 8; St. Louis,
Batteries Wlltse and Schlel; Hlgglns,
Beebe and Bresnahan,
At Brooklyn Ch caco. 2: Brooklyn, 0.
Batteries Overall and Moran; Bell and
At Boston Pittsburg, 9: Boston, 6 (iu in
nings). Batteries Leever, Camnlta and
Gibson; Mattcrn and Smith.
At Philadelphia Philadelphia, b; Cin
cinnati, 2. Batteries Mooro and Dooln;
Dubec, Rowan and Roth.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
W. I.. P.c. w. X.. P.O.
Pittsburg. 21 11 .IB6 Now York 14 15 .483
Chicago... 22 13 .029 Brooklyn. 13 17 .433
Phila'phla 15 14 .017 St. Louis. 15 20 .4i
Cincinnati 17 18 .486 Boston.... 11 20 .355
At Chicago Chicago-New York game
postponed by rain.
At Detroit Washington, 3; Detroit, 1.
Batteries Gray and Street; Suggs and
At Cleveland Cleveland, 3; Philadel
phia, 2. Batteries Berger and Bemis;
Coombs and Thomas.
At St. Louis St. Louis. 5: Boston, 0.
Batteries Waddell and Stephens; Chech,
Steele and Carrlgan.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
W. It. P.C. W. L,. P.C.
Detroit... 21 12 .030 St. Louis. 15 10 .4S1
Phila'phla 18 12 .000 Chicago... 15 17 .400
New York 17 13 .507 Cleveland. 13 19 .400
Boston.... 17 14 .54S Wash' ton. 9 22 .2UU
At Providence Providence, 13; Jersey
At Newark Newark, 2; Baltimore, o.
At Toronto Toronto, 4; Buffalo, 3 (13 in
At Montreal Montreal, 2; Rochester, 1.
STANDING OF THE CLUBS.
L. P.C. W. I,. P.C.
8 .030 Jersey C'y 12 13 .4SQ
Rochester. 1 1
9 .025 Newark... 10 13 .435
9 .009 Provl'enco 8 14 .304
13 .500 Baltimore. 9 10 .300
Hooker's Grand Chestnut Charger.
General nooker probably had tho fin
est looking horso In tho Union armies.
This was Lookout, a horse of rich chest
nut color, standing seventeen bands
high and possessing all tho dainty and
elastic nctlon of the most delicately
fashioned colt. This was tho horse,
Kentucky brod, which bore Hooker
during tho "bnttlo above tho clouds."
The horso was intended for exhibition
In England, but got no farther than
New York, whoro nooker bought him,
although having to compete with the
agent of tho emperor of France, who
wanted him for his majesty Lotus Na
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children.
Tfia Kind You Have Always Bought
HENRY Z. RUSSELL.
HONESDALE NATIONAL BANK.
This Bank was Organized In December, 1836, and Nationalized
In December, 1864.
Since its organization it has paid in Dividends
to its Stockholders,
The Comptroller of the Currency has placed It on the HONOR
ROLL, from the factfthatlts Snrplus Fund more than
equals Its capital stock.
are YOU in
The world has always been divided into two classes tlioBe who have
saved, those who have spent the thrifty and the extravagant.
It is the savers who have'.built the houses, the mills, the bridges, the
railroads, the ships and all the other great works which stand for man's
advancement and happiness.
Tho spenders are slaves to the savers. It is the law of nature. We
want you to be a saver to open an account in our Savings Department
and be independent.
One Dollar will Start an" Account.
This Bank will be pleased to receive all
or a portion of YOUR banking business.
FOUNDATIONS ARE TOTTERING.
Our sincere sympathy goes out to
the peoplo of West Plttston, who, tor
some months have lived between al
ternate hope and fear, occasioned by
the settling of the earth Into the
mines. After tho first signs of
trouble appeared some months ago.
the movement subsided, and It was.
hoped that the trouble was over.
Lately It has renewed itself to an
alarming degree, and fine and costly
residences and churches have been
badly damaged and In some cases
practically ruined, streets and side
walks have been upheaved, water
and gas mains broken and nearly
every form of damage and disaster
except death and injury to people
has been experienced.
Earthquakes are said to bo one of
tho most terrorizing experiences
known. Tho condition of affairs at
West Pittston Is akin to that. The
inhabitants not only live In constant
fear of their houses falling down
about their ears, but there is also
danger of being smothered by gas.
or that fire may break out, should
escaping gas reach a flame. Of
course under such conditions the
value of real estate goes down to
zero and the woes of West Plttston
people are many and sore. We ex
tend to them our deepest sympathy.
CITIZEH JOB PRINT means STYLE
UALITA, and PROMPTNESS. Try it.,
SUBPffiNA IN DIVORCE.
In the Court of Common Pleas of
ROSE L. NEUHAUER, Llbellant,
FRED. C. NEUHAUEK, Respondent.
No. 121 Oct, Term, 1908. Libel In Divorce.
To l'red. O. Neulmupr: You are hereby
required to appear In the said court on tho
third Mouday of Juno next, to answer tho
complaint exhibited to the Judge of said
court by Rose L. Neulmucr, your wife, llbel
lant. In this cause above stated, or In derault
thereof a decree of divorce as prayed for In
said complaint may be niado against you I
, , M. LEE IJHAMAN, Sheriff.
Honesdale Pu. Mav2U 1909. 43w4
In the District Court of the United
States for the Middle District of I'ennsyl
vnnla, Peter Hlttimrcr, of llawley, Wayne
county, Pennsylvania, a bankrupt under tho
Act of Congress of July 1. 1U0H. having ap
plied for n full illschargefroui all debts prov
able against his estate under said Act,
notice is hereby given to all known creditors
anil other persons In Interest, to appear be
fore the said court at Scranton. In said Dis
trict, on the 2tith da ylofJtinv. 190a. at 10 o'clock
in tho forenoon, to show muse, if any they
have, why the prayer of tho said petitioner
should not be granted.
42t7 EDWARD It. W. SKA ISLE, Clerk.
New lot of Young
Men's and Hen's
$i2 and $i5 suits
US?" There are several very
smart styles and models that
young men from 33 to 36 inches
chest measure will especiall like,
and there are plenty of suits a
little more conservative in style
for tho older men.
These suits come in all the
newest shades and styles, stripes
and plain fabrics, all sized, worth
$12 and $15
HOUSE. I sh0BS
Sole agents for the Ilnrt, Shafer & Marx
EDWIN V. TOR UK
ALBERT C. LINDSAY
ASSIST AKT CASII11R.