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THE CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 1000.
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THE CITIZEN rUDUSHINO COMTANY
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otllcc. Honesdale. l'n.
E. B. HAKDKNBEKOH, PRESIDENT
W. W. WOOD, - MANAGER, AND SECY
o. h. dorplinoer. m. ii. allen,
henry wilson. e. ii. hardenberou.
W, W. WOOD.
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 1000.
JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COUKT
.. Judge Kobcrt Von Moschzlskcr,
A. E. SISSON,
Jeremiah A. Stoher,
W. H. Rullock.
COUNTY COMMITTEE MEETING.
A meeting of the Republican coun
ty committeemen was held In the
court house on Friday afternoon. M.
E. Simons was re-elected chairman,
Martin Caufleld, treasurer, and Geo.
Ross, secretary. The chairman was
given power to appoint the executive
committee. The same rules that
governed the party last year were
HOME COMING WEEK
Which the "Citizen" advocated
some months ago, has been taken up
by the Business Men's Association
who bid fair to bring about the con
summation of the project. They held
a meeting in the town hall on Friday
evening, and the subject was discuss
ed and Initiative steps taken to cre
ate an Interest among the people of
Wayne county along this line. The
following committee was appointed:
Messrs. Ed. Dietzer, R. W. Penwar
den, L. D. Swingle, L. B. Nlelson. S.
T. Ham and J. S. Brown, who are
to formulate a plan as a basis of
operations and report next Friday
evening. The people of Wayne
county should put their shoulder to
the wheel and make this Home Com
ing Week a grand success, that It
may be an occasion that will live
long in their memories as a reunion
of Wayne countans who still have
that "love that knows no end" for
home associations. We have receiv
ed a letter from the Wayne County
Association of New York which states
that they contemplate hiring a spec
ial car sometime in August and mak
ing us a visit for a few days. This
shows that the "spirit" is moving and
arrangements can no doubt be ar
ranged to have them time their visit
with the days set by the Business
Mens' Association. Every dollar ex
pended by our people to make this
affair a grand success will return
AMENDING THE SHERMAN ACT.
Amending the Sherman act is go
ing to bo extremely dilllcult next
Winter In the light of the suit
against the Sugar Trust for closing
the Pennsylvania Refinery. For
this act, deliberately taken by the
trust to maintain prices by limit
ing production, the American Su
gar Refining Company has deemed
it wise to surrender $7,000,000 par
of securities and pay in cash a sum
currently estimated at ?2, 000, 000.
This demonstartion of the value
of the Sherman act n curbing mon
opoly will bring Congress back next
Winter from constituents who be
lieve that the Sherman act is ef
fective. The decision in the hat
ters' boycott, early in 1008, abrupt
ly ended any attempt at amending
the Sherman act in the last Con
gress. A majority was apparent In
hoth Senate and House in favor of
amending the Sherman act, letting
railroads pool and putting trusts
The boycott decision brought a
flood of protests from small manu
facturers and shopkeepers all over
the country against changing an
act which made boycotts criminal.
The Sherman act will not be chang
ed in this particular.
The Sugar Trust's spectacular
payment under the threat of the
penalties of the Sherman act will
arouse the same feeling in regard
to trusts and their efforts to keep
up prices by keeping down product.
The average plain man In the street
is certain to feel that an act which
protects competition and heavily
mulcts a trust is a good thing to
keep as It is.
President Taft has fortunately
urged a sane, conservative amend
ment of the Sherman act intended
to preserve its present powers, sub
stituting Federal regulation for
criminal indictments. Much will
be gained If this can be secured.
Both ex-President Roosevelt and
President Taft have urged that rail
road pools should be permitted un
der the supervision of the Inter
state Commerce Commission. This
Is needed, but this will also be
made difficult of enactment by the
new railroad consolidations in pro
gress. If no legislation on these Issues
is secured next winter It will be be
cause trusts and railroads have
aroused opposition and suspicion by
the monopolies of the one and the
growing consolidation under one
.control of larger and larger railroad
systems. Philadelphia Press.
JURORS NOT CONTROLLED BY
Judge Albert F. Gladding, who pre
sides at the present term of the
Supreme Court, speaking to a friend
in regard to verdicts against corpora
tlons, was heard to say, the prejud
ice the average juryman has in years
past shown for corporations is pass'
lng away, and that nowadays the
idea that a verdict can always be se
cured against a railroad Is not so
sure as it used to be. In 11 negll
gence cases that came before Judge
Gladding at one term of court re'
cently in only one was a verdict ren
dered for the plaintiff. Judge Glad'
ding expects to adjourn court over
the week end on Thursday, in order
to allow him to attend the wedding
of a son of Judge Thomas of Brook
lyn, a lifelong friend. Cooperstown
REGULATIONS GOVERNING THEA
TRES AND OTHER PLACES OF
Many nickelodeons and even some
of the larger playhouses are in dan
ger of being put out of business by
the law Just signed by Governor
Stuart which extends the Are escape
regulations of first and second class
cities to those of the third class and
The act provides that all such
theaters shall have at least two
doorways leading off the stage to the
outside of building. All drop cur
tains and sky borders shall be fire
proof. Every such place shall have
two side aisles and one center aisle
not less than four feet wide in the
clear and such aisles shall lead di
rectly to the entrances. Large Illu
minated letters shall be placed over
every door or exit and all doors shall
open outward and be unlocked dur
ing the entire time of performances.
The penalty for violation of the
act is ?C0O or imprisonment. The
owners of such building shall be li
able for all damages incurred by per
sons in case of fire.
WARNING TO THE LADIES.
There came near being a tragedy
in Montgomery, the other day, when
two young women and a young man
occupied a single seat in an auto
mobile, one young woman sitting
on the other young woman's lap.
Naturally she foil off and was hurt,
fortunately not seriously. The In
cident ought to Impress on the mind
of every young woman the fact that
in the matter of sitting on other
people's laps, the only real safe
place is the lap of some able-bodied
young man. The records of the
past century fail to show a single
Instance where a young woman lias
been permitted to fall from the lap
of any young man, although It is
stated that instances have heen
known where they have occupied
such a position for hours at a time.
It is sincerely hoped this warning
may not be without effect.
ATTORNEY DAVIS STRICKEN.
Attorney T. J. Davis, of Montrose,
is critically ill at the hotel In South
Gibson. He, In company with At
torney Miller S. Allen of Montrose,
went to South Gibson on Saturday
last to transact some business in
connection with the Holmes estate.
While sitting at the table eating din
ner he suddenly fell over, having suf
fered a stroke or apoplexy. Last re
ports he was unconscious and that
there was little hopes of his recov
ery. He was very prominent in
Susquehanna county politics.
SENATE FORBIDS SECRECY.
Orders Attorney General to Ignore
Washington, June 22. Attorney Gen
eral Wickersbain has been directed by
the senate committee on judiciary to
send to the senate all of the facts In
the possession of the department of
justice relating to the prosecution of
Dr. E. N. Perrin of Williams, Ariz., on
the charge of conspiracy to defraud
the government in California timber
This data was sealed by former At
torney General Bonaparte, and the
packages, which were left In the flies
of the department of justice, were
Several days ago members of the
subcommittee considering the reap
pointment of Robert T. Devlin for
United Stntes attorney for the north
ern district of California obtained
some information concerning these
packages and requested Mr. Wicker
sham to send them to the senate.
He declined to do so because of the
indorsement on the packages, which,
he said, had been placed there by his
predecessor and which he desired to
respect. The order now made relieves
him of responsibility.
Confirmation of the reappointment
of Mr. Devlin has been opposed be
cause of criticism of his course in
conducting the Perrin case. The sub
committee which is Investigating the
Devlin nomination Is composed of Sen
ators Plies, Borah and Overman.
It was brought out' that a report had
been made to the department of jus
tice by W. R. Harr, formerly n spe
cial attorney in land fraud cases and
now an assistant to the attorney gen
eral, bearing directly upon the cases
in which Perrin was Involved.
Tho Harr report declares that the
conviction of Perrin was procured by
methods which could not be approved
by the department of Justice. Mr.
Harr gave the details of the indict
ment of Perrin, which he attributed to
a statement made by W. J. Burns, a
United States secret service operative.
This statement, which was made to
the grand Jury, waj to the effect that
Burns had Just come from Oyster Bay
and knew that President Roosevelt
desired to have Perrin Indicted.
A DANGEROUS FIRE!
Nipped in Its Inclplcncy by Efficient
. About 3:30 o'clock on Monday
morning 'the writer was among those
who were awakened from sleep by
the dread cry of "Fire! Flrel
Hastily arising and going to the
window of his bed room he saw a
thin column of smoke arising from
the building jointly occupied as u
shoe shop by Otto Castek, paint shop
by Judd Keene and by Butcher Dun
kelburg as an Ice house. He at once
called up Central who responded
promptly. The operator was Inform
ed that a fire was in progress in tho
rear of Gibb's machine shop and was
requested that the alarm be sent in
this was done, and In a very short
time the fire gong was sounding the
alarm. The race between the fire
demon and the firemen was now on.
The flames which up to this time
were invisible on the outside, now
broke out in several places, and the
prospects were favorable for a fierce
and destructive conflagration as the
burning building were surrounded
by a number of wooden buildings and
so close that immediate steps were
made by the occupants to vacate and
save their possessions, but the hustl
ing firemen were responding very
promptly to the alarm, and in an ln
credlable short time the hose cart
reached the scene and had several
streams of water In operation while
the steamer took position on the
bank of the river, Immediately in
front of the burning building and wns
soon diverting some of the water of
the Lackawaxen In two powerful
streams at the fierce flames. Good
judgment, hard and self-sacrificing
labor on the part of the Honesdale
fire laddies who were ably assisted by
Hie members of Texas No. 4 and
Alert Hook and Ladder companies,
soon checked the further progress of
the flames an'd in a very short time
the lire was under control. A sigh
of relief went up from the many
spectators who, realizing the Im
pending danger were gratified
to know that the danger was over
and damage would bo confined to the
immediate scene of the beginning of
the conflagration. Too much credit
cannot be given the Fire Department
for the quickness in reaching the fire
rapidly displayed in getting Into
action, and excellent judgment In
handling what under other circum
stances would have been one of the
most disastrous conflagrations tliat
Honesdale ever witnessed. Fifteen
minutes of uninterruptlon to the
spread of this flro would have result
ed in sweeping away the entire block
of wooden buildings that the flames
were reaching out to embrace. When
the firemen got to work, the blaze
was increasing in a ratio that looked
as If mastery of it would soon be
beyond their control until it had ac
complished the dread work of de
vastation with great loss to owners
It Is not known positively how the
fire originated, although there are
many theories afloat. It undoubted
ly started on the lower floor and in
tho rear of the shoo shop, which was
totally destroyed. This was owned
by William Pell and was Insured for
$300. The adjoining building which
is owned by Mrs. Oliver Bunnell and
occupied by Mr. Paul Sonner and
Mart Bush was greatly damaged. Mr.
Sonner by the help of those who ar
rived early, managed to get nearly
all of his possessions out of the house
but tho Bush family awakened out
of a sound sleep found escape cut off
by the way of their front stairway,
had all they could do to escape by
the rear and saved only the night
clothes they wore. Mr. and Mrs.
Bush and their four children were
taken In and cared for until they
could rehabilitate themselves. Their
furniture was mostly destroyed.
Mrs. Bunnell had no Insurance upon
her building, having made it a prac
tice to insure her own property, de
positing each year in the bank the
premium she would otherwise pay
to insurance companies.
Wash Dresses in English Rep, Linen
and Linette, at
Iowa .MENNEK & CO.'S Stores
BRANDENBURG OUT HUNTING.
Writer Seeks Papers For Defense In
His Trial For Larceny.
New York, Juno 22. Broughton
Brandenburg, the writer, who is on
trial for selling the New York Times a
letter purporting to be an utterance of
Grover Cleveland, but which it is con
tended by the state was Brandenburg's
own invention, was let out of the
Tombs in the custody of deputy sher
Ills release under custody was or
dered by Justice McLaughlin on the
request of his counsel, who represont
ed to the court that in Brandenburg's
former dwelling place in this city
there were many papers which would
help tho writer prove that the disputed
document was actually dictated by the
Brandenburg went with his counsel
and custodians to a boarding house in
Irving place, whero there was a gen
eral upheaval of papers stored there
and which resulted, Mr. Jacoby said,
in the discovery of many papers vital
to the defense.
There is disquiet in high Democratic
circles Sue to a report that counsel for
Brandonburg has obtained subpoenas
for members of the Democratic nation
al committee in order to prove that
the committee exerted itself to coun
teract the effect of the Cleveland article.
President Supervising Cor
poration Tax Amendment.
ANOTHER CONFERENCE CALLED.
Attorney General and Eleven Sen
ators to Meet at the White
House Tonight to Dis
cuss latest Draft.
Washington, June 22. President Taft
will personally supervise putting the
finishing touches upon the proposed
amendment to the tariff bill providing
for the Imposition of a 2 per cent tax
upon the net earnings of corporations.
This will be done at a conference ut
the White House.
There will be present Attorney Gen
eral Wlckersham and Senator Root,
who are drafting the amendments; Sec
retary of State Knox and Senators
Aldrich, Burrows, Penrose, Hale, Cul
lom, Lodge, McCumber, Smoot and
Flint, constituting the Republican
membership of the finance committee.
The draft prepared by Messrs. Wlck
ersham and Root will be discussed at
the conference. Such changes as are
agreed upon will be made by the at
torney general tomorrow, and It Is ex
pected the perfected amendments will
be ready for Introduction in the senate
The attorney general and Mr. Root
had a long session nt the capitol and
reached an agreement on practically
every feature of the corporation tax
Among the details of the bill deter
mined upon are that the tax levied
will be ut the rate of 2 per cent and
that It will be collected from all cor
porations. All banks will come within
the range of the tax, but deductions
will be allowed national banks to the
amount of taxes paid upon their cir
culation. An Important provision to bo Includ
ed in the bill is a definition of net
earnings. This will follow as nearly as
possible the definition of earnings eon
tallied In the Interstate commerce act
relating to railroad corporations.
President Taft is decidedly optimis
tic over the outlook for the corporation
tax, but a number of senators who
called at the White House declared
that the proposition would keep the
senate in session until long past Aug. 1.
Senator Elkins was one of the presi
dent's callers, and he declared that he
and a number of other senators would
have some remarks to make in the
senate when the new scheme of taxa
tion Is under consideration. The West
Virginia senator believes that all cor
porations would attempt In some man
ner to avoid payment of tho tax. Ad
ditional salaries and all manner of ex
penditures would be resorted to, be
President Taft, on the other hand,
docs not believe that a 2 per cent tax
on net earnings is heavy enough to
make any of the larger corporations
resort to evasive measures.
The amendment of the senate com
mittee on finance taking hides from
the free list and restoring the Dlngley
law rate of 15 per cent ad valorem was
before the senate again today, and It
probably will not be disposed of before
late tonight, if then.
hi support of free hides Mr. Page
contended that the adoption of such a
policy would not injure the farmers,
while at the same time it would be of
vast benefit to the leather manufac
turers. He said the beef trust garnered
nil the profits in hides from whatever
WOMAN CONFESSES MURDER.
H. C. HAND. President.
W. B. HOLMES, Vice Pres.
H. S. SALMON, Cashier
W. J. WARD, Ass't Cxt tain
We want you to understand the reasons for the ABSOLUTE SECURITY
of this Bank.
WAYNE COUNTY SAVINGS BANK
HAS A CAPITAL OF
AND SURPLUS AND PROFITS OF -
EVERY DOLLAR of which must be lost before anvdenositor enn lose hknn V
It has conducted a growing and successful business" for over 35 yenrs, serving
an increasing number of customers with fidelity and satisfaction.
its cash funds are protected by MODERN STEEL VAULTS.
, AH ot these tilings, coupled with conservative management. Insured
by the CAHEFUL PERSONAL ATTENTION constantly given tho
Iinnk'snffnlrshy a notnblynble Hoard ot Directors assures the patrons
pi thnt SUPREME SAFETY which Is the prime essential of a good
H. C. HAND.
A. T. SEAKLE,
T. 13. CLAKK
86?" DEPOSITS MAY BE MADE BY MAIL. -
('HAS. J. SMITH,
H, J. C'ONOKH,
W F. SUYDAM.
W. B. H0LMK3
II. S. SALMON
Says Brother-in-law Got the Poison
Which She Gave Husband.
York, l'n.. June 22. Mrs. Minnv
Traeey, who was arrested pending an
investigation or tho sudden death of
her husband, Joshua Tracer, has. tho
police say, confessed that she poisoned
She Implicates her brother-in-law,
William Brown, who is also in lull.
declaring that ho purchased and gave
to ner strycnnine, which she mixed
with her husband's whisky.
The police learned that the rinlsnn
was purchased for Brown bv his hmtii.
er, John A. Brown, nt Lancaster, which
city William Brown visited last Thurs
day. Brown in requesting his brother
to mane tne purcnase said he wanted
it to kill rats.
KIDNAPER ASKS $35,000.
Kills Merchant Who Refuses to Pay
Ransom For Stolen Boy,
Khabarovsk, Asiatic Russia, June 22.
The nine-year-old son of a rich mer
chant of Khabarovsk was kidnaped
while playing, and one of the kidnap
ers presented a letter to the merchant
The latter sent for the police, where
upon the kidnaper killed tho merchant
and committed suicide. The fate of
the boy is not known.
Boys Drown Together.
Washington, June 22. Charles Sal-
vey and William Ilook, nine and eight
years old, were drowned while bath
ing in the Potomac river. Salvey was
seized with cramps. Hit companion
tried to save hlra, but was dragged
Showers; light to moderate south
ABOUT THE CHILDREN.
Early training in the practice of self denial ; in
struction as to the use and value of money ; oppor
tunities for earning and saving money ; all these tend
to fix and fasten the children in the ways of thrift and
We are always glad to assist the little folks in
their efforts to save money.
FARMERS' ANDPECHANICS' BANK
TENJCENTS SAVED every '.day will, in fifty years,
grow to $9,504.
TWENTY CENTS'SAVED daily would in fifty years
The way to accuniulatejiioney is to save email sums syetem
aticallyland with regularity.
At 3 per cent, compound interest money doubles itself in 25
years and 1(14 days.;
At 0 per cent, money doubles itself in 11 years and 327
If vou would save 50 cents a dav, in 50 years you would have
If vou would save $1.00 a day, at the end of. 50 years you
would have $95,042.
Begin NOW a
Honesdale Dime Bank
THREE PER CENT. INTEREST PAID.
.Money loaned to nil Wayne oounteans furnish
Ini; Kood security. Notes discounted, l'lrst
mortgage on real estate taken. Safest mm cheap
est way to semi money to foreign countries is by
drafts, to be had at this bank, i
HOUSEHOLD BANKS KItKK.
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NONESDALE 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 foctjthat'lts Snrplus Fund more than
equals Its capital stock.
What Class 0
are YOU in
The world has always been divided into two classes those who have
saved, those who have spent the thrifty and the extravagant.
It is the eavers 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.
The spenders are slaves to the savers. It is the law of nature. We
want you to be a eaver 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.