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TIIE CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 1000.
optimist vs. pessimist.
The following from the Progress
Magazine Is worth your perusal:
"The optimist lives under a clear
sky; the pessimist lives In a fog.
The pessimist Is confused; ho hardly
knows where to go, what to do or
how to act; the optimist is In tune
discerns distinctly the onward patn
with tho harmonies of nature and
that lies before him. The pessimist
hesitates, and loses both time and
opportunity; the optimist makes the
best use of everything now, and
builds himself up, steadily and sure
ly, until all adversity is overcome
and the object in view realized.
The pessimist curbs his enegies and
concentrates his whole attention
upon failure; the optimist gives all
his thought and power to the attain
ment of success, and arouses his
faculties and forces to the highest
point of efficiency. The pessimist
waits for better times, and expects
to keep on waiting; the optimist
goes to work with the best that Is
at hand now, and proceeds to create
better times. The optimist is an
inspiration to everybody; the pessi
mist is a wet blanket. The pessi
mist pours cold water on the fires
of his own ability; the optimist adds
fuel to those fires. The pessimist
links his mind to everything that is
losing ground; the optimist lives,
thinks and works with everything
that Is determined to press on. The
pessimist places a damper on every
thing; tho optimist gives life, fire
and go to everything. The pessi
mist repels everything; the optimist
attractB everything. The pessimist
fights the wrong; the optimist works
to increase the power of the right.
The optimist Is a building force; the
pessimist is always an obstacle in
the way of progress. The pessimist
lives in a dark, soggy, unproductive
world, the optimist lives in that
mental sunshine that makes all
mowing the strawberry leaves as
low as possible shortly after the
berries are picked, throwing these
together with a little straw between
the rows, drying them quickly on a
hot, Bunshlny day, and then burning
them at once.
SCRANTOX MAX FIRST VICTIM.
Xoblo Johnson Killed in McAdoo
Tube Was Crushed to Death.
Noble Johnson until a few years
ago a resident of 1132 Lafayette
street, West Scranton, later a switch
man for the Hudson and Manhattan
Railroad Company, N. Y., and liv
ing at G08 East 138 street, New
York, was struck and instantly killed
ed by a train at Churcli and Cort
landt streets, New York, on Wed
The oillclal photographer of the
company was taking a flashlight of
construction work in the tunnel
when the flash and smoke gave John
son the idea that there had been a
short circuit and he jumped to the
track to discover what was wrong.
Before he could get into one of the
recesses provided along the track
for the switchmen he was caught by
an incoming train from Jersey City
and crushed to death. He was
found by a train dispatcher at the
Cortlandt street entrance.
Mr. Johnson was married and was
37 years of age. He had no chil
dren. He was the first person to be
killed In the new McAdoo tunnel.
While a resident of Scranton he was
employed on the Lackawanna railroad.
Modern Woodmen vs. Tuberculosis.
It will interest many people in
this locality to learn that the Mod
ern Woodman society has decided
to conduct an extensivo sanatorium
at Colorado Springs, for the treat
ment of members allllcted with tub
erculosis, free of all charge to mem
bers. The last oillclal Woodmen re
ports show that during tho years
1S91-1907, Inclusive, 14.5 per cent,
of tho total Insurance losses in those
years, or $9,005,000, resulted from
this cause. As tho mortality experi
ence of the Woodmen society has
been unusually favorable being but
70 per cent, of the expected at all
ages under the National Fraternal
congress table, a death rate of but
C.29 per 1,000 or but 4.98 per
1,000, if the experience of the first
Ave membership years be included
the heavier Insurance losses in
flicted upon other societies experi
encing a higher mortality may be
If the Woodmen society, with Its
exceptionally favorably mortality,
finds it to be "Good business" to
fight consumption in this way, why
should not other fraternal societies,
life insurance companies, labor or
ganizations, the national and inter
national church bodies, etc., And It
profitable, from the viewpoint of
business or benevolence, or both, to
take such action? Each life saved
to the Woodmen society, by means
of this sanatorium, will, It is stated,
represent a saving of ? 1,7 00 the
average amount of the Woodmen
policies In force at an expense for
treatment of approximately one
twentieth of that sum. In the broad
er sense, each life saved means the
preservation to the family of Its
head and bread-winner, and to the
state of a useful, self-sustaining
Says President Taft nml He Wins.
A Washington dispatch, dated
Thursday last, says: The Payne
Aldrich tariff bill to-night stands
completed. An agreement on all
disputed points was reached this af
ternoon and at 4: 55 p. m. the con
ferees' report was signed by the
Republican conferees. It will go to
tho House tomorrow and be voted
on by that body on Saturday. The
Senate will begin consideration of
tho measure as agreed to by the
conferees on Monday.
Halted by the mandate of Presi
dent Taft, the tariff conferees were
compelled to turn back and revise
their rates on lumber and gloves.
In a communication to Senator Al
drich and Representative Payne the
president demanded that the high
rates on gloves as fixed by the house
and the high rates on lumber as
fixed by the senate should not be
made a part of tho conference re
After struggling over these ques
tions throughout tho entire day the
conferees surrendered to tho presi
dent's view and signed tho report
The report will go to the house to-
.morrow at noon and will ho ordered
printed. Probably a week will bo
required to dispose of tho conference
report In tho senate.
How to Best tho Strawberry Pest,
State Zoologist Surface says he
has received many inquiries con
cernlng strawberry pests and says
that the best general means of sup
pressing them lies in a novel method
of summer treatment of tho straw
berry plant, which many persons
would hesitate to apply, but which
they will find so effective that It
will become a regular feature of
their mode of culture after Its bene
fits have been observed. This con
slsts of nothing more nor less than
Ten Don'ts for Parents.
Don't yell "shall" and "shan't"
and "must" at the little ones, or
they may wish they had been born
before their parents.
Don't tell your children how
sweet and good you were as a child,
for they may not believe you, Judg
ing from their acquaintance of you
in later years.
Don't tell the little ones about
the early bird and the worm, It's a
wormy old chestnut any way, and
besides sleep is worth more than
worms any day.
Don't hold up some other llttlo
girl or boy to your children lor
them to Imitate, they probably know
the child better than you do.
Don't send your little ones sup-
perless to bed, if you were hollow
you would toss and swear all night.
Don't whip your children, it is
barbarous If you must do some
thing In that line, kick yourself.
Don't lie to your children and
then scold them for lying. Remem
ber who was the father of lies.
Don't try to break their wills
better break their necks.
Don't act as If superintending a
gang of Italians when speaking to
your children; you may prevent
them from admiring you.
Don't fail to consider that a child
has feelings of its own, which in
contrast to your own best, are still
as unsullied as snow and as fair as
heaven. This may make a better
man or woman of you.
chicken raising commuter flourishes,
is responsible for the death of many
The oil is washed by the rains Into
the gutters, where it Is imbibed by
the thirsty chickens. When the
chickens were first observed drink
ing the oil tainted water, some of the
poultry raisers among the commuters
were of the opinion that this torm
of diet would be fattening, but tho
evil results of the stuff are now
becoming painfully evident.
Seven-County Veteran Association.
Scranton, Pa., July 15, '09.
At the annual reunion last year,
it was your pleasure to elect me
President for this year. I desire to
merit your confidence and I have
assumed the position with the In
tention of doing what I can to make
the Seven County Reunion a nota
ble success. Of course this means
that I must have your support and
sympathy or my efforts will be in
Assuming that you will second
my efforts, I will Inform you of
what has already been done In the
way of preparation, what we expect
to do further and what we may
hope for If everything works out as
we have planned. Recognizing the
.fact that in union there is strength,
I have called to my assistance a
Committee of seven members of
Lt. Ezra S. Griffin Post, which I
have named an Executive Commit
tee, and upon whom 1 depend to do
a great deal of the work, to sug
gest ideas, and to work up Interest
In the Reunion. This Committee
consists of Comrades S. N. Callen
der, S. B. Mott, D. S. Beemer, Mar
shall Preston, John W. Bayley,
George M. Clark, and Fred F.
Adams. This Committee hns had
one meeting, as a result of which
we have made arrangements with
the Luna Park management to hold
our Reunion on their grounds on
August 19th, 1909, arranged with
tho Auxiliary Societies of Post 139
to provide refreshments, and have
inaugurated a movement to get
speakers and notable men here
who will add greatly to the interest
and pleasure of the meeting.
The explanation of why we have
changed the place of meeting from
Nay Aug Park, the place decided
on at tho last meeting, to Luna
Park, is this: lt may not bo known
to all the comrades that every Re
union we have must be attended by
some expense if It is to be success
ful. We must have conveniences in
the way of tables, chairs and shel
ter. We must advertise liberally
and get up and send out posters
and circulars to the seventy odd
Posts that constitute our associa
tion. We must have some music.
We must have good speakers and
there are many other Incidental ex
penses which must bo taken care of.
If the weather Bhould be good, wo
must even then have shelter from
the sun. If we should chance upon
a stormy day, we must also have
shelter. Tho tables, chairs, tents,
etc., would have to be provided by
us If we should hold the Reunion
In Nay Aug Park and the expense
would be considerable. Our Com
mittee have received the following
concessions from the management
of Luna Park: Free admission to
the Park for all veterans of the
Civil War, their wives and children,
for all Sons of Veterans, for all
members of the Women's Relief
Corps, Ladles of tho G. A. R. Circle!
and Ladies' Auxilary, the liberal
advertising of the Reunion through
out Northeastern Pennsylvania, the
use of the splendid Band of the
Park for the opening of the after
noon meeting, and the free use of
the tables, seats and pavilions of
the picnic ground and all the con
veniences of the Park, affording
ample shelter against sun or stormy
A word as to the refreshments.
All who desire to do so can bring
their refreshments with them, and
enjoy n basket picnic under the
trees or In the pavilion with their
families. The Auxiliary Societies
of the G. A. R. will provide a good
substantial lunch nt a very reason
able price for those who would pre
fer to get their lunch in that way.
This is not for the purpose of mak
ing anything, but only as a matter
An effort will be made to get
Gen. Thomas J. Stewart, Past Na
tional Commander, to deliver the
annual address. If we succeed, we
can assure you all of a great treat
In store for you, as no more gifted
orator exists to-day in the member
ship of the G. A. R. Our esteemed
Department Commander, T. M.
Mahon, and Assistant Adjutant Gen-1
eral, Suydam, are confidently ex
pected to be with us and we hope
to make their coming a memorable
event. You have now ample time
to make your arrangements for com
ing and see to it that you let no
llttlo trifle Interfere with your com
ing. Mark down Thursday, Aug.
19, 1909, Seven County Reunion at
Scranton, Pa., and sidetrack every
other engagement for that day.
We are looking for you, we want
you; do not fall to come.
Tho Committee further beg to
inform you that comrades of Post
No. 139 will be detailed In uniform
to be present all day at both tho
entrances to Luna Park, for the
purpose of distributing tickets of
admission. The Park can be reach
ed directly by the Nay Aug line of
Street Cars or by the Laurel Line
The program of the day will be:
11:30 a.1 m. Business meeting,
election of officers for ensuing year,
and deciding on place of meeting
12 m. Recess for lunch.
1 p. m. Camp Are. To continue
at will of the comrades.
Yours In F. C. and L.,
Ezra H. Ripple, Pres.
Marshall Preston, Sec'y.
Facts From France.
Horse drawn mall vans have been
replaced by motor vans In Paris.
Tho French Aerial league has per
fected plans for four lines of dirigible
balloons to carry passengers between
Paris and as many other cities.
A six volume edition of Mollere's
plays has been sold in rnrls for 177,
COO frnncs, or $35,500. Tho bock con
tains thirty-three original illustrations
by Morenu le Jeuno and Is dated 1773.
STATEMENT OF THE FINANCES
Honesdale School District
For year ending July 2, 1909,
Balance on hand from last
year $ 836.11
State appropriation .... 3,508.59
From Loans since last re
Collector of taxes .... 14.034.66
Balance of 1907 dupli
Mcintosh house 205.00
All other sources 433.48
Rainfall nt Dybcrry in July.
1909, 4 days, and 7 days' trace, 2.30
Inches; 1908, 9 days, and 4 days'
trace, 2.53 Inches; 1907, C days, 5
days' trace and least, 1.07 Inches;
1887, most recorded, 9.2 8 Inches;
average, 38 years, 4.46 Inches. Two
days were cloudy, seven fair ana 22
clear; average 76 per cent, of sun
shine. The temperature: Highest, 29th,
90 degrees; lowest, 9th, 36 degrees;
greatest dally average, 9th, 47 degs.;
least dally range, 3d, 2 degrees; aver
age dally range, 29.2 degrees; wnrm
est day, 30th, mean, 77.5 degrees;
coldest day, 23d, mean, 56 degrees;
mean for month, 65 degrees; 1908
mean for month, 70.4 degrees;
warmest July, 1SCS, mean, 73.8
degrees; coldest July, 1884, mean,
CO. 8 degrees; average 42 years, CS
Dyberry, Pa., July 31, 1909.
.Purchasing grounds, mov
ing bldgS 1.U85.U3
Renting and repairing . 75.14
Teachers' salaries 9,230.91
Attending institute 150.00
Text books 390.15
School supplies 273.72
Fuel and contingencies . 713.67
Collector's, Secy's and
Treas. Salaries .... 442.95
Debt and interest paid 14,065.43
Insurance, carting, print
ing, cleaning, telephone,
gas and Incidentals . . 1,158.07
Balance in Treas.'s hnnds 19,192.47
JOB WORK AT THE CITIZEN.
We, the undersigned auditors,
hereby certify that we have this
16th day of July, 1909, examined
the above account and statements,
compared the same with the books
of the treasurer and find them cor
rect. T. M. FULLER,
T. FRANK HAM,
F. W. SCHUERHOLZ,
"1 )ECEXTI A HANGED."
30th BIRTHDAY OF THE
Thirty-day Anniversary Snle com
mencing Monday, August 2; great
est opportunity ever offered in high
Dc Marzo Was Lackawanna's Fourth
Promptly at 10:05 o'clock, Thurs
day morning last, Nicholas De
Marzo, who, about a year since,
killed his young wife, was jerked
into eternity by the hangman's rope.
He preserved a calm and fearless
demeanor to the last was ready
to die, ho said. All the previous
night was spent with a priest in
preparation for his journey to the
other world. The mass was cele
brated in his cell at S o'clock, at
which he received holy communion,
and after which extreme unction was
administered by the priest. The
two faithful Italian sisters from St.
Lucy's convent attended at the
"If I wanted to commit sulcido
I could do it a week ago," he said,
as he handed the Rev. Wm. Gislon
a rusty knife, "but I do not want
to die that way. I am sorry for my
crime and prepared to meet my God
in the way the law says I should go.
Here, you can take it."
The trap was sprung at five min
utes after 10 o'clock; he was pro
nounced dead at 10:14, nine min
utes later and officially dead at 10:24
and lowered into the coflln at 10:25,
the quickest execution in that coun
ty, and the quickest, according to
James Van Hlse, the New Jersey
hangman, who conducted the job,
that he ever had on his hands.
The trap was sprung before the
onlookers had time to realize it,
the body gave a few convulsive
twitches and presently stopped
swaying, and the deed was done.
The body was lowered into the
coflln by Undertaker Regan, of Belle
vue, and taken immediately in a
hearse to tho home of his brother,
John De Marzo, of Old Forge. A
funeral mass was celebrated Friday
morning in the Old Forge Italian
Catholic church, and interment
made in the Italian cemetery there.
OILED ROADS FATAL TO CHICKS,
$4.00 Walk-Over Oxfords, price
$3.50 Walk-Over Oxfords, price
$3.00 Bilt-Well Oxfords, price
now, ------- $2.25
No approvals! No C. O. D.'s.
No exchanges. No charging. No
regular prices. Every shoe in the
store sold nt a big reduction.
Reif's Red Stone Front.
Petroleum Allays tho Dust, but It's
Deadly as a Beverage.
A Tribune special from Montclalr,
Jersey commuters who go in for
chicken raising are seeking some
antidote for a new dnnger to their
success In raising pullets for do
mestic use. Recent developments
have shown that tho crude oil
which Is being used to allay the dust
raised by automobiles in the streets
of Montclalr, East Orange, Caldwell,
Verona and other towns where the
$4.00 Walk-Over Shoes, price
$3.50 Walk-Over Shoes, price
$3.00 Bilt-Well Shoes, price
$2.50 Shoes for Men, price now $1.98
$2.00 Shoes for Men, price now $1.58
$3.00 Queen Quality Oxfords, $2.48
$2.50 Queen Quality Oxfords, $1.98
$2.00 Boston Favorite Oxfords, $1,58
$1.50 Ladies' & Misses' Oxfords 98c.
$4.00 Queen Quality Shoes $3.48
$3.50 Queen Quality Shoes, $2.98
$3.00 Queen Quality Shoes, $2.48
$2.50 Boston Favorite Shoes, $1,98
$2.00 Shoes In tho store, - $1.68
$1.50 Shoes in tho store, - $1.28
$1.25 Shoes in the store, - - 98c.
$ 1.00 Shoes in tho store - - 78c,
1,000 pairs odds and ends way be