The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, September 15, 1909, Image 6
ME 01TIZKN, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 15, lOOfl. tin on Albcrtine's Theme -un mi mi mi nn :J Mr. Bromley said reprovingly from the head of the dinner table: "I fall to sco any good reason why a unlver Blty professor's unfavorable com ments on your thomo should provoke bo much merriment." His three daughters greeted tho re buke with giggles. "A professor!" Albertlno echoed. "It you could see him, daddy! Ho's only a senior, anyway, and ho set up becnuso Dean Bradley lets him criti cise themes that ho tries to mako us think he's moro than human." "In other words, he's been blind to Bert's charms," Nan murmured under her breath, and Mildred nodded know ingly. "Why, girls! As If Id caro to charm him! With all his owlish ways, ho didn't know a really good thing when X gave it to him!" "Albertlno!" This time tho rebuke camo from both ends of the table at once. It Is ono of the sacred tradi tions of tho Uromley household that anything In tho guise of a teacher Dhall be spoken of with respect. Be sides, Albertlno, the university stu dent, was setting an unseemly exam plo to her high school sisters. "Wait till you hear tho theme, dad dy. You'll say yourself that It's good. Won't ho, girls?" "I wish to hear the theme," said Bromley severely. "And your mother and I will hear your teachers criti cism, too. It's time some one follow ed you up a little." "Shall I get It now, whilo dessert's being served?" Albnrtlno volunteered. Getting her parents' consent, sho hastened away. "First," sho began gleefully, when sho came back, "you ought to know that this young man has persecuted the whole class from tho start. Ho's so young that ho has to act old es pecially with girls. You'd think I was a disembodied spirit when wo have consultation over theme. Instead of a girl with expensive new niching In my neck and sleeves! Ho never looks at mo. He's like to have us think ho's a walking dictionary one of these all mind creatures that just gnaw Greek roots when they're hungry. And ho never admits that anything is good, though you know I can writo fairly well, when I try. daddy." "I know you can. That's tho reason I've no patience with suich nonsense." "Well, I was a trifle careless with this English course, just at first, but since then I've been trying, and do you suppose he takes notice? Not he! So last week I got desperate and made up my mind to give him some thing superfine and made him praise him. That's this theme." She tappea the long, folded sheet and smothered another laugh as her eye fell on the written criticism that covered its back. "What has ho written there?" Bromley demanded, moro and more displeased by his daughter's levity. "He says" Albertlno choked "ho says that it's limp, crude and trite; it lacks coherence and iridescence; It's formless not worthy of a grammar school girl. I must rewrite it." Three napkins flow to threo con vulsed faces, then a shriek of laughter burst forth, whilo tho elder Brom leys stared nt their daughters In as tonished disapproval. "Children!" Bromley thundered, "How do you supposo I feel to have a daughter of mine get a criticism Hko that on-her work? Read the theme!" Albertlno, her face scarlet with sup pressed laughter, unfolded the paper, while Mrs. Bromley shook her head gravely at her other two giggling daughters. "I called It 'Moods,'" said tho eld est daughter, demurely. "I really think It's good, daddy. It begins: " 'Dream delivers us to dream and there is no end to Illusion. Ilfo is a train of moods, like a string of beads, and as wo pass through them they prove to bo many-colored lenses which paint the world their own hue, and each shows only what lies on Its fo cus. From the mountain you see tho mountain. Wo auimato what wo can, and' " "That's enough," Bromley interrup ted, majestically. "I'm a plain man myself; I may say 'he don't' once In a while and get called down by my educated daughters; but I know enough to seo tho value of your in structor's criticism on such writing as that When I think of it as coming from you " "Oh, but daddy" "Walt! When I think of It as com lng from you Why, child, you did Infinitely better In high school! Isn't that right, mother?" "It seems so to me," Mrs. Bromley agreed, solemnly. "Oh! oh! oh!" the Bromley daugh ters screamed In hysterical .unison. "Don't! Don't say another word!" Albertlno pleaded, with tears rolling into her dimples. "It's out of Emer son's essay on 'Experience.' daddy Just straight Emerson!" "Emerson!" The eyes of the father bulged. "You plagarized!" gasped Mrs. Bromley. "Oh, no; I'm going to tell him to morrow!" There was a long silence. The girls began to feel nervous. Then, with a red face, Bromley pushed back his chair. "That ' teacher's a chump!" he de clared, savagely. "Not to know Emer eon!" Chicago News. China is preparing to demonstrate to the world the value and variety of V? productions by an exposition at L.tnkln. PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE miMRTITTTTTON STimMTTTCn TO THE CITIZENS OF THIS COMMON WEALTH FOR THEIR APPROVAL OR REJECTION. DY THE GENERAL AS SEMBLY OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA. AND PUB LISHED BY ORDER OF THE SECRE TARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH, IN PURSUANCE OF ARTICLE XVIII OF THE CONSTITUTION. A JOINT RESOLUTION Proposing amendments to sections eight and twenty-onn of article four, sections eleven nnd twolvo of nrtlclo live, sec tions two, throe, nnd fourteen ot article clRht, section ono of nrtlclo twelvo, nnd sections two nnd seven of nrtlclo four teen, of the Constitution of Pennsyl vania, nnd providing a schcdulo for cnrrylnpr the amendments Into effect. Section 1. Bo It resolved by tlio Senate and Houso of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania In Gen ernl Assembly mot, That tho followlnn are proposed ns amendments to tho Con stitution of tho Commonwenlth of Penn sylvania, In accordance with tho provi sions of tho elRhtecnth nrtlclo thoreuf: Amendment One To Article Four, Sec tion KlRht. Section 2. Amend section elrcht of article four of tho Constitution of Pennsylvania, which reads ns follows: "Ho shall nomlnnto nnd. by nnd with tho ndvlco nnd consent of two-thirds of all tho members of the Senate, appoint a Secretary of tho Commonwenlth and an Attorney General durlnK pleanure, n Superintendent of Public Instruction for four years, and such other oUlcers of tho Commonwealth as hp Is or may be authorized by tho Constitution or by law to nppolnt; ho shall have power to fill all vacancies that may happen, In of fices to which ho may nppolnt, flurlns tho recess of tho Senate, by grantlnR commissions which shall expire nt the end of their next session: he shnll have power to fill any vacancy that may Imp pen, during tho recess of the Senate, In tho olllro of Auditor General, State Treasurer, Secretary of Internal Affnlrs or Superintendent of Public Instruction, In a Judicial office, or In any other elec tive office which ho Is or may be au thorized to fill; If the vacancy shall hap pen during the Fesslon of tho Senate, tho Governor shnll nomlnnto to tho Sun ate, before their final adjournment, n proper person to fill said vacancy; but In any such enso of vacancy, In an elec tive office, a person shall bo chosen te said office nt tho next general election, unless tho vacancy rtliMl happen within threo calendar months Immediately pre ceding such election. In which case the election for said office shall bo liebl tho second succeeding general election In nctlng on executlvo nominations Uk Senate shall sit with open doors, nnd. In conllrmlng or rejecting tho nomination of the Governnr,-tho vote shnll be taken by yeas and nays, nnd shall bo entered on the Journal," so ns to read as follows: Ho shnll nominate and, by nnd with tbs advlco and consent of two-thirds ot nil tho members of tho Sennte, nppolnt a Secretary of tho Commonwealth nnd nn Attorney General during pleasure, a Superintendent of Public Instruction fm four years, and such other officers of the Commonwealth us ho Is or may bo au thorized by tho Constitution or by law to appoint; ho shall havo power to fill all vacancies that may happen. In offices to which ho may nppolnt, during tho re cess of tho Senate, by granting commis sions which shall expire nt the end ot their next session; ho shnll have power to Hll any vni'tincy that may happen, during tho recess of the Senate, In the office of Auditor General, State Treas urer, Secretary ot Internal Affnlrs oi Superintendent of Public Instruction, In n Judicial office, or In nny other elective office which ho Is or may bo authorized to fill; tf tho vacancy shall happen dur ing the session of the Senate, tho Gov ernor shnll nominate to tho Sennte, be foro their final adjournment, a propo. person to fill said vacancy; but In any such case of vacancy, in an elective of fice, a person shall be chosen to said of fice on the next election day appropriate to such office, according to the provisions of this Constitution, unless tho vacancy shall happen within two calendar months Immediately preceding such election day, In which cose tho election for said office shall bo hold on the second succeeding election day appropriate to such office. In acting on executive nominations the Senato shall sit with open doors, and, In conllrmlng or rejecting the nominations of tho Governor, the vote shall be taken by yeas and nays, and shall be entered on the Journal. Amendment Two To Article Four, Sec tion Twenty-one. Section 3. Amend section twenty-ono ot article four, which reads as follows: "The term of the Secretary of Internnl Affairs shall bo four years; of the Audi tor General three years; and of tho State Treasurer two years. These officers shall bo chosen by tho qualified electors of the Stnto at general elections. No person elected to the office of Auditor General or State Treasurer shall be capable of holding the same office for two consccu tivo terms," so ns to rend: Tho terms of tho Secretary of Internnl Affairs, the Auditor General, and the Stnte Treasurer shall each be four years; and they shall bo chosen by the qualified electors of the Stnto at general elections; but a State Treasurer, elected In tho year ono thousand nine hundred and nine, Bhall serve for three years, and hlr suc cessors shall bo elected at the seneral election In the year one thousand nine hundred and twelve, and In every fourth year thereafter. No person elected to the office of Auditor General or Stnto Treas urer shall be capable of holding the same office for two consecutive terms. Amendment Three To Artlclo Five, Sec tion Eleven. Section 4. Amend section eleven of nr tlcle five, which reads as follows: "Except ns otherwise provided In this Constitution, Justices of tho peace or al dermen shall be elected In the several wards, districts, boroughs and townships at tho time of tho election of constables, by tho qualified electors thereof, In such manner as shall be directed by law, and shall be commissioned by tho Governor for a term of five years. No township, ward, district or borough shall elect more than two Justices of the peace or alder men without tho consent of a majority of tho qualified electors within such town ship, ward or borough; no person shall j be elected to such office unless hn shnll ! have resided within tho township, borough ward or district for one year next preced ing hla election. In cities containing over fifty thousand Inhabitants, not moro than one alderman shall be elected In each ward or district," so as to read: Except as otherwise provided In this Constitution, Justices of the nen pn or aldermen shirB be elected In the several 1 warns, districts, boroughs or townships, by the qualified electors thereof, nt the municipal election, In such manner ns shall bo directed by law, and shall be commissioned by tho Governor for a term of six years. No township, ward, district or borough shall elect more than two Justices of the penes or aldermen without the consent of a majority of the qualified elector within such township, ward or borough: no person shall h elected to such office unless he shall have 1 resiaea witnin tne township, borough, ward or district for one year next pre ceding his election. In cities containing over fifty thousnnd Inhabitants, not more than one alderman shall be elected In each ward or district. Amendment Four To Article Five, Sec tion Twelve. Section 5. Amend lection twelve of arti cle five of tho Constltuton, which reads as follows: "In Phlladcluhln there shnll be estab. i llshed, for each thirty thousnnd Inhabit I nta nn court, nut nf record, ot police and civil causes, with Jurisdiction m-i exceeding one hundred dollar: sin courts shnll be held by ninglstrate3 wW term of office shall bo nvu years ui. . they shall bo elected on general t'c.f i by tho qunlliled voters nt large; and In the election of tho said magistrates no voter shall vote for more than two-Ihltds of tho number of persons to bo otucteii when moro than one nro to chosen, they shall be compensated only by tlxud salaries, to bo paid by said county; nnd shall excrclso such Jurisdiction, civil and criminal, except as herein provided, ns is now exercised by aldermen, subject to uch changes, not Involving nn increase of civil Jurisdiction or conferring political duties, as may be made by law. In Phila delphia the oinco of alderman Is abol ished," so ns to rend ns follows: In Philadelphia there shall be estab lished, for each thirty thousand Inhabit ants, ono court, not of record, of police nnd civil causes, with Jurisdiction not exceeding one hundred dollars; such courts shall be held by magistrates whoso term of office shall bo six years, and they shall bo elected on general ticket at tho municipal election, by tho qunlliled voters at largo; and In tho election of tho said magistrates no voter shnll voto for more thnn two-thirds of tho number of persons to bo elected when moro than ono aro to bo chosen: they shnll be com pensated only by fixed salaries, to be paid by snld county: nnd shall exercise such Jurisdiction, civil and criminal, ex cept as heroin provided, as Is now ex ercised by aldermen, subject to such changes, not Involving an Increase of civil Jurisdiction or conferring political duties, as mny be made by law. In Phila delphia the olllco of alderman Is abol ished. Amendment Five To Article Eight, Sec tion Two. Section C. Amend section two of article eight, which rends as follows: "Tho general election shall be held an nually on the Tuesday next following the first Mondny of November, but the Gen eral Assembly may by law tlx a different day, two-thirds of nil tho members of each Houso consenting thereto," so as to read: Tho general election shall bo held bi ennially on the Tuesday next following thu first Monday of November In each even-numbered year, but the General As sembly may by law tlx a different day, two-thirds of all tho members of each Houso consenting thereto: Provided, That such election shall always bo held In an oven-numbered yenr. Amendment Six To Artlclo Eight, Sec tion Three. Section 7. Amend section threo of article eight, which reads os follows: "All elections for city, ward, borough and township officers, for regular terms of service, shall be held on tho third Tuesday of February," so as to read: All Judges elected by tho electors of the State at largo may bo elected at either a general or municipal election, as cir cumstances may require. All elections for Judges of tho courts for tho seveinl Judicial districts, nnd for county, city, ward, borough, and township officers for regular terms of service, shall bo held on tho municipal election day; namely tho Tue.-sday next following the first Mon day of November in each odd-numbered year, but the General Assembly may by law fix a different dny, two-thirds of all thu members of each Houso consenting thereto: Provided, That such election shall always be held In an odd-numbered year. Amendment Seven To Article Eight, Sec tion Fourteen. Section S. Amend section fourteen of article eight, which reads as follows: "District election boards shall consist of a judge and two inspectors, who stinl'. be chosen annually by the citizens. Knob elector shall havo tho right to vote for the Judge nnd ono inspector, and each Inspect or shnll appoint one clerk. The first elec tion board for any new district shnll be selected, and vacancies In election boards filled, ns shall be provided by law. Elec tion officers shnll be privileged from ar rest upon day of election, and while en gaged in mnkffig up and transmitting re turns, except upon warrant of a cour' of record or Judge thereof, for an elec tion fraud, for felony, or for wanton breach of tho peace. In cities they ma claim exemption from jury duty duriii.' their terms of service," so ns to read: District election boards shall consist oi a judge and two Inspectors, who shnll br chosen biennially, by tho citizens nt tin municipal election: but tho General As sembly may require said boards to be appointed In such manner as It may by law provide. Laws regulating the ap pointment of said boards may be enacted to apply to cities only: Provided, Thai sir'Ii laws Ijo uniform for cities of the same class. Each elector shall have tin right to vote for tho judge and ono In spector, and each Inspector shall nppolrv ono clerk. The first election board foi any new district shall be selected, am" vacancies in election boards filled, shall be provided by law. Elcctlem oftl cers shall be privileged from arrest upni days of election, and while engaged Ii making up and transmitting returns, ex eept upon warrant of a court of record or judge thereof, for an election fraud for felony, or for wanton breach of tin peace. In cities they may claim exemp tlon from Jury duty during their terms ot service. Amendment Eight To Article Twelve Section One. Section A. Amend section one, nrtlcl twelve, which rends as follows: "All officers, whoso selection Is not pro vldcd for In this Constitution, shnll be elected or appointed as may bo dlrectcc by law," so as to reads All officers, whoso selection Is not pro vided for In this Constitution, shall In elected or appointed as may be directed by law: Provided, That elections of State officers shall be held on n general election dny, and elections of local officers shall bo held on a municipal election day, ex cept when, In either case, special elections-' may be required to fill unexpired terms. Amendment Nine To Article Fourteen Section Two. Section 10. Amend section two of article fourteen, which rends ns follows: "County officers shall bo elected nt tin general elections nnd shall hold their offices for tho term of three years, be ginning on tho first Monday of Jnnuan next after their election, nnd until their successors shall be duly qualified ; all vacancies not othorwlso provided for, shall be filled In such manner as may be provided by law, so ns to reads County officers shnll be elected at the municipal elections and shall hold their ofilces for tho term of four years, be ginning on tho first Monday of January next after their election, and until theli successors shall bo duly qualified; ni: vacancies not otherwise provided for shnll bo filled In such manner as may be provided by law. Amendment Ten To Article Fourteen Section Seven. Section 11. Amend section seven, artlcl fourteen, which reads as follows: "Three county commissioners and three county auditors shall be elected In each county where such officers are chosen, lr. the year one thousand eight hundred ana seventy-five and every third year there after; and In the election of said officers each qualified elector shall vote for no more than two persons, and the three persons having tho highest number ol votes shall be elected; any casual vacancy In the offlce of county commissioner oi county auditor shall be filled, by the court of common pleas of the county In which such vacancy shall occur, by the appointment ot an elector of the proper county who shall have voted for the cominlsc' er or auditor whose place It to bo filled." so ns to reads Three county commissioners and three county auditors shall bo elected in each county where such officers are chosen, In the year one thousand nine hundred and cloven and every fourth yenr there after; and In the election of said officers each qualified elector shall vote for no more than two persons, and tho three persons having tho highest number of votes shall bo elected; nn? casual vacancy In tho office of county commlssonor or county auditor shall be filled by t'.u court of common pleas of tho county In which such vacancy shall occur, by tho appoint ment of nn -elector of tho proper county who shnll havo voted for tho commis sioner or auditor whoso placo Is to bo filled. Schedule for tho Amendments. Section 12. That no Inconvenience mny nrlso from tho changes In tho Constitu tion of tho Commonwealth, and In order to carry the same Into complete opera tion, It Is hereby declared that In tho enso of officers elected by tho people, all terms of olllco fixed by act of Assembly at an odd number of yenrs shall ench be lengthened ono yenr, but tho Legislature may chango tho length of the term, provided tho terms for which such officers nre elected shall always bo for an even number of years. I Tho nbovo extension of official terms ; shall not affect officers elected nt tho general election of ono thousand nlno hundred nnd eight; nor nny city, ward, j borough, township, or election division officers, whoso terms of ofllco, under ex isting law, end In tho year one thousand nlno hundrej and ten. I In tho yenr" ono thousand nlno hundred I and ten tho municipal election shnll be held on tho third Tuesday of February, as heretofore; but all o(flccr3 chosen nt that election to an olllco the regular term of which Is two years, and also all elec tion officers nnd assessors chosen at that election, shnll servo until two first Mon dny of December In tho year one thou snnd nine hundred and eleven .All offi cers chosen at that election to Crfices the term of which Is now four yenrs, or Is made four years by the operation of these amendments or this schedule, shall servo until tho first Monday ot December In tho year one thousnnd nine hundred and thirteen. All justices of tho pence, magistrates, and aldermen, chosen at that election, shnll serve until the first Mon day of December In tho year ono thou snnd nine hundred nnd fifteen. After the yenr nineteen hundred and ten, and until tho Legislature shall otherwise provide, all terms of city, ward, borough, town ship, and election division officers shall begin on the first Monday of December In nn odd-numbered year. All city, ward, bVrough, and township officers holding offlce at tho date ot the approval of these amendments, whose terms of office may end In tho year one thousnnd nlno hundred nnd eleven, shall continue to hold their offices until tho first Monday of December of that year. All Judges of tho courts for the sev eral Judicial districts, and also all county officers, holding office nt the dato of tho approval of these amcnelments, whoso terms of office may end in the year ono thousand nlno hundred nnd eleven, shall continue to hold their offices until tho first Monday of J unitary, ono thousand nlno hundred and twelvo. A true copy of the Joint Resolution. 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