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THE CITIZEN, FRIDAY, JULY 0, 1000.
By REV. F. E. DAVtSON f
SONGS IN THE NIGHT.
International Bible Lesson far
July ix, '09 (Acts 16: 16-40).
Tho Diblo is
not only a vol
ume of theology,
a record ot na
poetry, it is also
a music bos,
playing solos, du
wo turn its pages
we hear the song
of the new birth,
the song of
thanksgiving, the song of victory, tho
song before tho throne. And In this
lesson we have the song in the night
What a picture is hero presented!
Two men, with backs bleeding where
they have been flogged till every voin
drips blood, are in an underground
dungeon, chains on their wrists, their
feet fast in torturing stocks, the pros
pect of a violent death at daybreak
resting upon them. Is there any in
spiration hero for singing? Uncover
those bleeding backs and see if that
mangled flesh gives any occasion for
praise. Lift up those chains, exam
ine tho cruel stocks, put your hand
gently on thoso fevered brows and
see if you can discover anything that
would lead human beings to sing. And
yet, we are told that at midnight
these two men had a real Pentecostal
prayer and praise meeting and mado
that old Philipplan Jail vocal with mel
ody. "And at midnight Paul and Silas
prayed, and sang praises to God."
And this praise meeting was not
the "boisterous bacchanalian revelry of
intoxication, nor the senseless strains
of the demented. It was intelligent,
sober, earnest, heartfelt, enthusiastic.
It was tho duet of men who were con
fident that God was on the throno of
the Universe, and that Ho was work
ing out His good pleasure for tho
eternal improvement of the race. Tho
jyorld snys, If you are rich you can
sing. The world says, If you are suc
cessful you can sing. The world says,
If you have good health you can sing.
The world says, If you have plenty o
friends, you can sing. But if you are
poor, and unsuccessful, and sick, and
have no friends, take the advice of
Job's wife in a similar case. Curso
God and die. But at midnight, in a
dungeon, with lacerated bodies and
limbs in shackles, prone on the ground
where they had been flung, no eye to
pity and no arm to save, Paul and
Silas sang a song in the night tho
echoes of which are in tho air to-day.
The fact is, this Is tho only kind of
singing that Is immortal. Anybody
can sing in day time: only tho im
mortals sing in the night.
Joseph sang that kind of music In
Potlphar's prison. The three Hebrew
worthies sang it in tho fiery furnace.
The lions den echoed it in tho days of
Daniel. The cells of tho Inquisition
have resounded with such songs;
songs have mingled with tho breaking
of bones on the rack, and have risen
above the roar of the flames into the
ear of tho God of heaven. And it is
so to-day. Tho circumstances have
changed, but the midnight that men
are still called to pass through Is Just
as black as ever. All over this earth
the scene of the Philipplan Jail is be
ing re-enacted. Listen to the songs
that are still going up from human
Hps songs where wealth has been
swept away, songs where health has
gone and the river of death Is In sight,
songs In the chamber whero loved
ones are sleeping their last sleep,
songs amid the upturned sod of the
cemetery, sonjjs at midnight, because
the morning star shines already on
And this song of Paul and Silas had
a 'mighty result. "The prisoners heard
them." The Jailer and his family
were transformed because of it. The
song did not exhaust itself on tho
lives of the singers; it refreshed
them; it saved others. Once on a
Southern battleflold a Northern sol
dier lay dying. Crushed by the shot
of the enemy his life blood was slowly
ebbing away. All about him, in tho
darkness, other mangled forms were
lying helpless and alone. But this
man waB not alone, for there was a
great peace In his heart, as the mo
ments brought him ever nearer to tho
home of hls,B0ul. Thus in the mid
night ho broke out into song:
"When I can read my title clear,
To mansions in the skies,
I'll bid farewell to every fear,
And wipe my weeping eyes."
And as he was singing, one and an
other in the darkness took up the
strain. Here and there trembling
voices joined In, and pretty soon, all
over the battlefield a multitude of
voices were lifting the song of tri
umph: "111 bid farewell to every fear.
And wipe my weeping eyes."
Thus they sang until one by one
their Hps were closed in death. That
WaB a Bong In tho night worth singing.
That was a battle shout ot men who
were "conquerors 'and more than 'con
querors through Htm," of whom tho
Bethlehem angols Bang in tho mid-
The President's Desk.
If the thousands who sit iu the pres
ident's reception room In the Wlilto
House wnltlng for nn audience only
knew It they might make tho time
there seem less monotonous by con
templating tho principal article of fur
niture, the executive's desk. It Is
handsome and massive, with a wealth
of carving, but Its chief interest con
sists in its historic origin. You all
know thnt Sir John Franklin went to
discover the north polo nnd never
came back. His good ship Itcsolute
drifted In the currents of the Arctic
ocean, spared from destruction In
some mysterious manner, until slu
reached the waters off the shores of
Alaska, where some American whalers
boarded her nnd claimed her. When
she reached San Francisco the United
States bought her, repaired her, re
fitted her, manned her with an Amer
ican crew nnd sent her to England
with International compliments. The
old ship was broken up about thirty
years ago, and from the soundest of
her timbers a handsome desk was
made by direction of the queen to be
presented to the then president of the
United States. That is tho desk thnt
stands in the president's reception
room, nnd on it the papers of at Wst
eight administrations have been writ
ten. St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
No Rest on tho Ocean.
Thero was a tlino when nerve so
cialists prescribed n trip to Europe in
orucr to calm down their patients.
That time has gone by. Tho tnndness
for "record" and speed, the mania for
bridge, poker and camblliiL' on the
day's run, the necessity for making n
different toilet three times In the day,
the wireless, with its relentless pur
suit; the department, store, tho afternoon-vaudeville
nnd tho cvculnir con-
cert all these and ninny more excite
ments on our modern levlntlmns make
oceaii travel a cross between five days
at Palm Bench and Monto Carlo.
There is a popular demand for the
old fashioned steamer that will take
ten days for the passage to Europe;
thnt will clvo one tlmo to enlnv nun.
self nnd get the benefit of the sea nfter
tno almost Inevitable sickness; that
will not nerniit eambllni nmi mum
which the wireless is nut used except
in enso of accident or necessity. There
arc thousands of victims of our neu
rotic times who would welcome n rent
sea voyage instead of n fake ferry trip.
A Corner In Autographs.
Mascnxnl. the Italian coiiuiohit. ilnno
not speak foreign languages, so he
usually travels with a secretary, who
helps him out in this respect. When
In Vienna he was struck with tlin lm.
mouse number of autographs which
were requested of liliu every morning
by his secretary. Sheet after sheet
was laid before him until he was llmr.
ouchly tired. One day, taking up n
newspaper, he caught sight of bis own
name nnd with lnnuuld curlosltv naked
a friend to translate. Tt
vertlsement and ran as follows: "Maes
tro Mnscacnl. in conseoueneo of tho
immense number of autographs asked
of him, has decided to sell them for
a florin each, tho proceeds going to
n charitable institution in Vienna.
Please Inclose florin in demand."
lie computed that his secretary mnile
upward of a thousand florins by this
transaction. l'earson's Weekly.
Intelligent men and women hurrv-
lug along n street presumably have in
dividual objects in view, nnd yet be
tween Frnnklin park nnd Pennsylvania
avenue people paused yesterday to
A young muu rolling two automobile
wheels together, as a boy rolls a hoop.
A. laborer who let a section of gas
pipe fall from his shoulder to tho pave
A batch of children playing hop
A balky horse attached to a buggy
and a young woman in such ridiculous
slippers that she could barely peg
In lino with these exciting Incidents
was a thlu faced woman sawing tunes
on a fiddle and with an open mouthed
bag dangling suggestively from her
arm. She escaped notice. Washington
A Startling Illusion.
Eugene Hennrd, who attained fame
with his palace of illusions at the Par
Is exposition lu 1000, has just complet
ed a similar but larger piece of eccen
tric architecture for exhibition in that
city. Tho Impression made upon the
person who enters tho mirror walled
space Is that thero are 04,000 electric
lamps burning. The hall is hexagonal
in shape, and standing In its center
one sees sir halls of equal slzo and be
yond these twelve more nnd then
eighteen, nnd so on. Tho Inner spaco
Is illuminated by 2,000 colored incan
descent lamps, 1,800 of which aro turn
ed on at ono stroke, and the ono who
stops to count tho lamps in sight, if
this could bo accomplish!, would find
0-1,800. To add to tho Illusion the pil
lars marking tho six corners revolve
on their axes, and tho whole effect Is
Penguins eggs, which wero a great
ly prized breakfast delicacy with a
lorgo class of Londoners last year,
have again been placed on tho market.
Penguins' eggs aro extremely nourish
lng and very rich in fatty phosphor
ized constituents. They are collected
for British consumption on three small
Islands owned by tho Capo govern
ment near Cape Town.
An Excerpt from Artemus Ward of
The oxsentrlc femalo clutched mo
frantically by tbo nrm and holloord:
"You air mine, O you air mlnol"
"Scarcely," I Bed, endevorin to git
loose from her. But she clung to me
"You air my Aftlnerty!"
"What upon arth Is that?" I shout
ed. "Dost thou not know?"
"No, I doestent!"
"Listen, man, & I'll tell ye!" sod
tho strange femalo: "for years I hav
yearned for thee. I knowed tnou wast
in the world, surawhares, tho I didn't
know whare. My hart 'Bed ho would
cum and I took courage. He has cum
he's hero you air him you air my
Afflnerty. O, 'tis too mutch 1" and sho
"Yes," I anBered, "I think it Is a
darn site too mutch!"
"Hast thou not yearned for me?"
she yelled, rlngin' her hands like a
"Not a yearn!" 1 bellered at the top
of my voice, throwln' her away from
me. Artemus Ward, His Book:
Among the Free-Lovers.
"For years and years," grouched the
Old Codger, in his usual pessimistic
way, "we have been sending mission
aries to the Chinese plank-shaped
and tub-shaped ones, both with Bide
whiskers, who spake in nasal tones
and acted with the chastened intoler
ance of hyenas; young, drled-up ones
with weak eyes and weaker intellects;
slimy, sliding ones, who wore gath
ering material from which to lecture
and with which to furnish a house or
two when they got back; old-maid
ones that looked like flying-machines
or old fashioned churns, just as It hap
pened; and a glorious list of others,
all of whom needed the money and
cost us a great deal. And, still, in
spite of our beneficence to thomward,
the ungrateful Chinese 'pear to be
Just as unregenerate and almost as
peculiar ns they were In the first
placo. What say?"
Among tho papers of R. H. Stoddard
that Ripley Hitchcock edited there Is
a letter which Oliver Wendell Holmes,
the poet-physlclan, is said to have re
ceived. This letter was written many
years ago by nn Ignorant country
practitioner, nnd It is interesting be
cause it shows tho low level to which
In the early part of the last century,
it was possible for medical education
The letter, verbatim, follows:
"Dear dock I have a pashunt whose
physlcol sines shozo that the winpipo
Is ulcerated of and his lung hav drop
ped Into his stumlch. Ho Is unabel to
swaller and I fear his stumlck toobe
Is gone. I have giv him everything
without efeck his Father is wealthy
honble and influenshul. He Is an ac
tive member of the M. E. church and
God noes I don't want too loose him
wot shall I do?"
Poor Uncle Ed.
A Baltimore man was recently show
ing his nlco new opcra-hnt to his little
nephew, and when ho caused tho top
piece to spring open three or four
times the youngster was delighted.
A few days thereafter the uncle,
during a visit to tho same household,
brought with him a silk hat of tho
shiny, non-collapsible kind. When he
was about to leave tho house, he en
countered tho aforesaid youngster
running down the hall with what
looked like a black accordion.
"Uncle Ed," observed tho boy, "this
one goes awfully hard. I had to sit
on it; but even then I couldn't got it
moro than half-shut."
"Dotte's caso of brain -fever lasted
a long time, didn't It?"
"Yes, the germs lost a lot of time
finding his brain."
A woman who visited the British
museum recently inquired of an at
tendant: "Have you no skull of Crom
well? I have been looking all around
for a skull of Oliver Cromwell."
"No, madam," replied tho attendant.
"We've never had one."
"How very odd!" she exclaimed;
"they have a fine one in the museum
A Shifted Burden.
"So you sold that miserable old
mule of yours?"
"Yaaslr," replied Mr. Erastua Pink
ley; "fob real money."
"Doesn't It weigh on your consci
ence?" "Well, boss, I'b done had dat revile
on my mind bo long, it's kind of a re
lief to chango off an' git him on my
"The automobile is rapidly dividing
the public into two classes."
"Yea: the auick or the dead."
Jjr Charlotte Martin.
LADIES' TUCKED WAIST.
Pattern No. 6410. This waist is
especially pretty when mado of
striped material, tho stripes meeting
at right angles In tho middle of tbo
front. For plain wide materials tho
front may bo cut whole. Tho closing
at the Bide makes It easy to put on
and leaves a wide spaco in front for
trimming or embroidery.
Cut in C Blzos, 30 to 40 bust mea
sure. Size 36 requires 3 yardB of
A NEAT SCHOOL FROCK.
Pattern No. 543G. Ono of the
many pretty jumper dresses for
young girls is pictured here. The
material is tan-colored panamn cloth
trimmed with bands of plaid. The
waist and skirt aro both fastened to
Cut In 3 sizes, 12, 14 and 1G years.
Size 10 requires C yards of 27-inch
A BUTTERFLY RLOUSE.
Pattern No. BM25. Light bluo
challls was used to make this bo
coming waist. It is trimmed with
lace and has a laco ruffle around the
necfe. The girdle isjtpleated silk and
finished with a large bow in front.
Cot In 5 sizes, 32 to 40 bust mea
sure. Size 36 requires 3 yardB of
HOW TO ORDER PATTERNS.
Send FIVE cents tor each pattern
desired to Charlotte Martin, 4qaW.
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of pattern and alt wanted.
REPORT OF THE CONDITION
HONESDALE NATIONAL BANK
HONESDALE. WAYNE COUNTY. PA.
At tho close of business, Juno 23, 1009,
Loans and Discounts $ 200,048 76
Ovcrdrofts.securcd nnd unsecured I) 63
U. S. Bonds to secure circulation. 55.000 00
Premiums on U. S. Bonds 2,oo 00
Bonds, securities, etc 1,332,30b W
Banking-house, furniture and fixatures-
Due from National Ilanks (not
.Reserve Agents) 0.392 13
Due from State linnks nnd Hank
ers... J2 28
Duo from approved reserve
agents ........ 135.KH Hi
Checks mid other cash items.... 1.971 w
rsotes or otlicr .Vitlomil linnks.. 625 00
Fractional imper currency, nick
els find cents 200 10
umiui .wunuy itcscrvo ill lilillK,
Viz ! Specie JS1.874 SO
Legnl tender notes U,WS 00- 88,822 00
lU'Ul'IUIHlUU 1UI1U WIID U B.
Treasurer, (5 per cent, of circu
lation) .......... 2,700 00
Due from U. S. Treasurer, other
than 0 per cent, redemption lund 700 00
cnp!tul Stock paid In $
Undivided proiits, less expenses
and taxes paid
National Hunk notes outstanding
htato IJank notes outstanding...
Due to other National Hanks
Due to State Hanks and Hankers
Individual deposits subject to
check $1,402,129 72
Demand certificates of
dennslt 91 UM nn
uusniers enccKS out'
1(15 01-1,427,157 70
Notes and bills redlseounted
Hills payable, Including ccrtlfl
rutes of deposit for money bor
rowed Liabilities other than thusc above
... $1,808,283 73
Mote of Pennsylvania, County of Wayne, ss.
I. K. F. Torrky, Cashier of the above
named Hank, do solemnly swenr that, the
above statement Is true to the best of my
knowledge and belief.
E. V. Torrey, Coshler.
Subscribed and sworn to before mo this
25th day of June. 1909.
W. H. STONE, N. P.
H. Z. Russell. 1
Andrew Thompson, Directors.
James C. Hirdsam
Over 27.000 lbs.
The No. 40 Is the popular Pint Land Plow.
Still Take the Lead !
iirou iH'.-mi. .enny z.uuu som in wnyiie county, rue lonowin miu-akcius kvkv siuuk ui
Plows and liepalrs on hand: J. K. Tiffany. Pleasant .Mount; W. it. Sliuffer, Varden. Pa.;
S. Woodmans.ee, Lake Como: 11. N. Farley. Kiiuinunk ; A.J. Abrahams, Galilee; H'nujkC
Ledgedale; V. K. Corey (Sreentown. and Wutts's Honesdalo and llawley stores.
The Oliver Sulky Plow Cannot be Beat !
Honesdale andlTD All A M TU A TTQ f Honesdale and
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HOT AIR and
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This year opeD3 with a deluge of new mixed paints. A con
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of a mixed paint that Avould supplant CHILTON'S MIXED
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