The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, September 17, 1909, Image 7

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    THE CITIZEN, FRIDAY, SEPT, 17, 1000.
Rutland, Vt.
International Bible Lesson for
Sept. 19, '09.
The Sunday
School of the
future will be In
many respects
as much of an
i m p rovement
over present
methods as to
day Is better
than yesterday.
For If there Is
any thing about
the modern Sun
day school In
which there is
practical agree
ment, It Is the failure everywhere to
measuro up to the Ideal of teacher
and pupil concerning Bible study.
No one doubts that the present sys
tematic study of the Book Is a vast
improvement over tho catechism, and
question and answer "helps," of half
a century ago. Nevertheless tho pres
ent la but the chrysalis stage of tho
study, and tho christian world Is be
ginning to stir uneasily In its shell
preparatory to breaking forth into
now and larger life. Since tho inter
national lesson system was Inaugu
rated teachers and pupils have worn n
rut of so-called study through the
Bible from Genesis to Revelation, so
thnt if tho teachers' library has been
equipped with lesson "help" ho finds
himself to-day going over precisely
tho same ground that he has traveled
three or four times previously, chap
ter for chapter and verso for verse.
Ho follows a well-beaten trail blazed
for him thirty or forty years ago, and
recks not of the vast unexplored
world of enlightenment, instruction
and pleasure lying all around him. It
Is a world in which tho traveler clings
to the 3tago coach in preference to
tho Pullman car, preferring crude and
primitive ways of living to habitations
of modern improvements.
Of course, it is practically Impossi
ble for Individual schools, or teachers
of Individual classes to break away
from the procession and start on a
new path of exploration for them
selves. To do that would break up
uniformity of study, in many ways
most desirable and introduce a chaotic
state generally, but tho protest, long
and loud and insistent can, at least,
bo made until tho International com
mittee is compelled to heed popular
opinion and provide for it. We may
not refuse to keep step longer in the
endless belt lino to the same old tunes
that were ground out In our childhood,
we owe something of reverence to
antiquities and to customs that have
long become obsolete, but we can
march under protest and bo ready to
hail deliverance from whatever quar
ter it comes.
Brighter Outlook.
Meanwhile evidences accumulate
that things are brightening to a better
day. Theological seminaries are tak
ing up the training of ministers for
Sunday school leadership; universi
ties are offering Bible courses, and
extensions; training schools for Sun
day school teachers have been opened
cud summer schools multiply; corre
spondence systems have been
evolved; a plan of graded lessons
has been approved and a committee
is at work preparing them. This Is
tho most hopeful sign of the times in
Sunday school work. If these graded
lessons are prepared by men Instead
of fossils, if those who are engaged
in the task are more interested in
tho warm-blooded youth of to-day
than the mummies of Egyptian and
Assyrian catacombs, if they do not in
sist upon tho use of portions of the
Bible for children of any ago abso
lutely incomprehensible to the ma-
turcst minds, then we shall have a
renaissance of Bible study epochal
and prophetic of future good.
New Methods Needed.
It is in this sense that we need a
new Bible, new teachers and new
methods. Given these conditions tho
Sunday school of the j.uture will be
a vast improvement ovr the past.
The teachers of the future will not
be callow boys and girls, whose ig
noranco is dense, whose ability to In
struct Is a minus quantity. They
will bo trained instructors, qualified
to bring forth from the treasury of
the word, things new and old. We
shall no more think of putting an Ig-
norant person to teach a Sunday
school class than we should set
blind man to lead the blind. The
Sunday school will be a school, not
an aggregation of classes. Classes
will be composed of students, not a
mutual admiration society. Attend'
anco will bo regular, not haphazard
Teachers, possibly will be paid for
their work, not drafted on account of
their good looks or lniluenco or con
nectlon with tho best families. We
shall imltato nature which grados
children by age, capacity, homo en
vlronment, future prospects. Thero
will bo classes in good citizenship and
aoclal service. In a word, the Sunday
school of tho future will bo tho church
nt study, being trained to righlly di
vide the word of life, that each may
have his portion in due season.
Such a Sunday school will have no
need for doubtful measures to draw
pupils. They will come to it as hun
gry men to a banquet when there Is
anouah anA in iw
01 I I T
Bismarck 8llent a Year and a Half, nut
a Jackknlfe Gives Him a
Cedar Grove, N. J. Frank Rue
owns a rooster named Bismarck. Bis
marck was hatched in March, 1008,
and grew into such a handsome bird
that not long ago he took first prize nt
the Verona Poultry Show, but he did
not crow over the houor. In fact, he
never crowed at all. He didn't know
how. A perfect rooster in every re
spect, ho was crowless.
When ho wished to express Jubila
tion ho did it by flapping his wings.
But tho hens looked askanse at Bis
marck and would not associate with
him. He became melancholy because
of his enforced loneliness, so Mr. Rue
called in Dr. Phincas Brldgo of Mont'
clalr to look Bismarck over. Dr.
Bridge felt Bismarck's pulse and
looked Into his throat. Then the doc
tor took a scalpel and made a little
incision at the root of Bismarck's
Bismarck recovered rapidly and
early next morning let out his first
crow. It tickled him so that he con
tinued to crow all that day, all that
night and all of the following day,
and as the shades of evening fell
the following day he was still at It
much to the disgust of all tho otho;
roosters In the neighborhood.
The Iowa statesman voted against
the Payne Bill and has been enthusl
astlcally commended for his course
wnerever he has apeared after return
lng home.
Stolen Animal, In Dlcgulse, Causes Ar
rest of Its Driver.
Chicago. It's a wise horse that
knows its own master. John Rizzo
was kind to his horse Bill. The an!
mal's affection for its owner led
the arrest In Milwaukee of Stephen
Zarcoon, alleged horse thief, and the
restoration of Bill to its master.
The horse was stolen from Rizzo,
a grocer, llvng in this city, June 14
and shipped to Milwaukee, where it
was traced. Zarcoon was found drlv-
ing a sorrel horse about the same
size as Rizo's Iron-gray pet. Rizzo
called and the horse, which was at
tached to a light buggy, leaped to
ward him, throwing Zarcoon to the
pavement and bruising him. The de
tectives, who had been standing in
front of the horse, had to leap quick
ly to one side to escape being knock
ed down.
Tho horse with a joyful whinny
reached Rizzo's sido and stretched
forth Its head for Its accustomed pet
ting. The dye was soon washed off
Bill's coat and tho horse again was
an iron gray.
Explorer Solves Secret of Long Range
Communication In Columbia.
London. Capt, Whiffen has arrived
here after years of exploration in
southeastern Colombia. Among his
discoveries Is a secret system of
telegraphy employed by tho natives.
Hollow trees are selected of vari
ous thicknesses, which give out high
or low notes when struck. The sound
travels from thirty to forty miles.
No code Is employed, but the na
tives recognizo tho words intmded
from t' . different musical notes.
Found A White Swallow.
Lenox, Mass. Georgo Parker dis
covered a white swallow in an un
used -oats box in his barn. Mr. Park
er says tho box had not been opened
in two years. He thinks the bird en
tered the box before the lid was turn
ed down in 1007, subsisting on the
oats In tho box, and that the confine
rnnt turned Its feathers white.
twit V.? '!?
Warms Their Hearts ss Well as Ailing
Parts of Their Bodies.
A new hot water bottle calculated
to make the Infantile heart yearn for
possession has been placed on tale In
certain shops. Whtn the baby's ear
aches not to mention that more
probable location known in the nurs
ery as its "tummy" the now hot
water bottle comes mighty handy.
To all appearances It is a doll. Her
pretty Indestructible head and blond
wig are covered with a pointed hood
of blue or pink flannel and her body
is enveloped in a cape of the same.
Lift up tho cape, says Town and
Country, and you discover that the
rest of her is a goodly sized hot water
bag, the stopper part being where her
feet would otherwise come.
Pneumonia In the Lead.
Lecturing at the Harvard Medical
school, Dr. Elliott P. Joslin declared
that pneumonia was the most fatal
malady In Boston in 1008, claiming 3,-
000 victims, heart disease and the
white plague" coming third. Pneu
monia affects all ages, and about 25
per cent, of the cases result fatally.
It is not usually supposed, said Dr.
Joslin, but develops from bad physi
cal or hygienic conditions and from
exposure. It is contagious in that one
may catch it by breathing in tho at
mosphere where there is a pneumonia
patient in the vicinity.
Johnny and His Boss.
The boss entered the office, his face
clouded, his brow wrinkled in angry
thought. Ho called tho office boy.
Regarding the youth sternly, ho said;
"Johnny, do you smoke cigarettes?
"I d-d-d-o a 1-1-little-, sir," stammored
Johnny, paling beneath the tan of tho
the baseball field.
The boss fixed him with his caglo
"Then gimme one," he said. "I left
mine on tho bure.iu." St. Paul Dis
Word's Meaning Modernized.
Literally tho word "rajah" means
King"; and "mahr.rajah," the "great
king," or ruler over several kings;
but, generally :-peaking, tho titles "ra-
jah," "maharajah" and "nawab" have
no greater significance than the words
feudal lords," as used in medieval
times in Europe. Many of them have
been made by tho will of tho reign
ing chief; many bestowed for meri
torious acts and deeds.
The madstono is a btone popularly
supposed to cure hydrophobia. Such
stones, usually of the size and shape
of an egg, are superstitiously pre
served in parts of the United Stater,,
becauso they nro believed to absorb
venom. Tho madstone is a light, por
ous stone of greenish color. They are
quite rare, being only occasionally
found in tho south.
Not What He Meant.
The Liverpool Tost tells of a Birk
enhead church secretary who an-
nounced In church on Sunday that a
Shakespearean recital in character
would be given. When he was in
formed that the recital would not be
"in character" he corrected himself by
saying, "None of those taking part in
the recital will bo dressed."
Providing for Emergencies.
"Look here," exclaimed tho angry
man, as he rushed into the real estato
agent's offlce, "that plot I bought
from you yesterday is 30 feet under
water!" "Pardon my oversight,"
apologized the beutlemanly agent
"We give a diving-3uit with each plot,
I will send yours to you to-day."
Stray Stories.
Men Can Care for Themselves.
A coal company in the Hocking val
ley, O., employs both men and mules,
One mule costs 200. and in point of
work equals six men. The company
has this order standing on its books,
"When the roof gets weak, take out
the mules." Vancouver Mining Ex
Remedy for Hoarseness.
A simple remedy for hoarseness and
an irritating "tickling" in the throat
consists of making a gargle of an egg
beaten to a froth and adding half a
glass of warm, sweetened water. Drink
this every little while, rather than all
at once, as most men drink all liquids,
Her Gifted Relative.
"I've got a cousin on my mother's
side," remarked Mrs. Lapsllng, "who
can do anything with her left hand
that she can do with hor right I
tell you, it's a great thing for a per
son to be amphibious.
Diversion of Energy.
Mrs. Partington was trying to sweep
back the Atlantic with a broom,
"Don't discourage her," begged her
husband; "it distracts her attention
from the house." Thus we learn even
the impossible has its, uses.
Something New.
An odd alarm clock is in tho shape
of an exaggerated watch. The stem
is fitted with a ring, as in tho case
of the pocket timepiece, and can be
hung up by means of this on a hook
or peg.
Marks Era in Mexico.
Mexico's first modovn normal school
has just been opened at Saltlllo. Tho
event is believed to mark the begin
ning of an epoch in tho history 6t
Mexican education.
The Dignity of Labor.
The man who has worked hard all
day with his hands and goes home to
a poor, cold supper finds it difficult
to think cheerfully of tho dignity of
gn mi mi itu mi uu b
Marie, the young queen of the
gypsies, sank to the ground under tho
friendly shade of the elms with a
despairing sigh and a world of trou
ble in her great, dark eye3. Far over
In the clearing the tribe hud pitched
their tents, and from where she sat
tho queen could see the men gathered
around the blazing camp fire, and she
even fancied she could hear their sul
len murmurs of discontent.
Tho future looked very dark for the
gypsy tribe, and as the young queen
counted tho few bits of silver in her
purso sho shook her head despairingly
and her teeth sank dcop Into her quiv
ering lips. Business had been very
poor with the tribe for the past year;
true, they had tramped many miles
to all tho county fairs, but there were
so many other attractions and the
people seemed to have lost Interest in
fortune telling. And the little pile
of silver had pitifully diminished and
the murmurings of the trlbo had
grown louder and louder. And Marie
had slipped away from the others to
try to think of a plan that would
help her people. But the lovely dark
head drooped despairingly until It
rested on the palm of her upturned
hand for try as sho would she could
think of nothing.
Her sorrowful reverie was disturb
ed by the sound of approaching foot
steps, and with a start she recognized
tho three men who advanced Into tho
clearing as belonging to the tribe,
The gigantic trunk of the tree hid her
from their view, and she was too sad
and disconsolate to make her presence
The men commenced to talk In
their native tongue, and as tho drift
of their conversation sank into tho
young queen's brain, her eyes grow
wide with horror, for they were plan
ning to wreck the train that ran
through at midnight, escape with tho
spoils and leave the gypsy camp for
When their plans were completed,
they arose and departed, thinking no
one shared their secret, but another
and heavier burden had been laid on
the young queen's shoulders.
Quickly she hastened back to tho
gypsy settlement, one glance at mo,
scowling faces around and she knew
it was useless to plead with them. Sho
singled the plotters out Immediately.
Jake, tho most desperate man in tho
tribe, was their leader, and in low,
exciting tones was explaining to the
others the plan of action. The girl
shuddered as she gazed at him; tho
scar on his face was livid, and a
smoldering flro seemed to burn in his
sunken eyes.
The gypsy queen was in despair;
there was no one to whom sho could
go for aid or advice. Entering her
tent hnstily, her dress brushed gent
ly against her harp standing neglect
ed in the corner, and a sigh almost
resembling tho summer wind playing
among Eoliau harps in the willow3.
fell on her ears.
In an instant she was beside it,
sweeping one delicate browned hand
across the strings, and the instrument
responded with one grand, sweet
chord that soon glided into a low,
beautiful Hungarian melody that every
gypsy loves with a passion too deep
for expression.
Dark figures soon began to gather
outside the tent, and the poor, home
less gypsies, wanderers In a foreign
land, dashed the fierce tears from
their eyes as their hearts and
thoughts flew back to their father
land, fair Hungary, that they never
more might see.
And still the weird, strange, plead
ing music went on, now rising, now
falling, almost dying away, and a
smile of triumph lit up the young
queen's face as she saw Jake's com
panions turn from him and join the
group around the tent, their great
dark eyes melting with love and tend
erness for their fatherland.
Even their queen wondered at their
softened faces, but her heart grew
numb with despair as her eyes fell
on Jake standing alone in the shade
of the elms, an evil leer on his scar
red face. It was fast approaching the
midnight hour and she was powerless
to save the onrushlng train.
But onco more she must try. This
time she sang; a song the gypsies
sing on parting; when the different
tribes separato to take up their jour
neys in foreign lands. They have
idled the summer away, but when
stern winter approaches they must
leave their native land and seek their
living in other countries, and so the
"Gypsies' Parting" Is sung at mid
night Just'as tho moon rises high over
the mountains, and the cracked high
voices of the old mingle with the.
musical voices of tho young.
Marie commenced the song alone,
but before she had sung many bars
tho entire gypsy settlement had Joined
in one grand chorus and the summer
night rang with tho "Gypsies' Part
ing." But high above the other volce3
rose a clear, sweet tenor that belong
ed to Just one man in tho gypsy settle
ment, and that was Jake.
The harp sang itself to sleep with
one grand chord, the chorus died
away, and the brave little queen had
fainted Just as the belfry clock tolled
the hour of midnight. Willing hands
rushed to her assistance, but Jake
was before them all, and tenderly,
almost reverently, lifted the uncon
scious form and carried her into her
tent Just as tho midnight express
rumbled through in safety.
Ample Time.
Mama Sometimes you can't toll
what Baby wants.
Papa No, but he's always wlllina
ta hollar till vou find out
How a Package of Stolen Jewelry
Came Into Hands pf the Police.
Jewelry and gold watches to the
value of 400 have been handed in
at Scotland Yard under extraordinary
During her journey a well dressed
man sat next to her, also carrying n
brown paper parcel. He left the
omnibus a short time before she reach
ed her destination. Reaching home
she was astonished to find instead of
the soap the Jewelry and watches,
which she conveyed to Scotland Yard.
It has been ascertained by the pollco
that the Jewelry formed the proceeds
of a burglary at Malda Vale a week
ago. It is believed mat tne man was
on the way to the receiver at the time
ho made the singular exchange of par
cels. London Evening Standard.
Inexperienced Servants.
Some families grudge every penny
paid out in wages. They will not
give tho sums Justly demanded by
good servants, so content themselves
with raw recruits or inferior maids,
who cost them pounds and pounds in
the year for breakages, general de
structlveness, and waste of food
through bad cooking, and ignorance
of how to utilize scraps, not to men
tion tho endless wear and tear to
brain and nerve through the worry
and discomfort they cause.
Stevenson a Bad Speller.
One of the most polished and pains
taking of English authors, regarded
correct spelling as a totally unneces
sary accomplishment. In his Intro
duction to R. L. Stovenson's letters,
Sidney Colvln writes: "I have not
hold myself bound to reproduce all
tho author's minor eccentricities of
spoiling and the like. As all his friends
are aware, to spell in a quite accurate
and grown-up manner was a thing
which this master of English letters
was never able to learn."
To Have Revolving Stage.
The New theater in New York 13 to
bo equipped with a revolving stage,
which will enable tho director, Mr.
Wlnthrop Ame3, to give such a varie
ty of scenes as Shakespeare's plays
call for. Among the dramatic classics
to bo preaented when tho theatre
opens are "Antony and Cleopatra,"
"The Winter's Tale," "The Tempest"
and "Tho School for Scandal."
Rainy Say Thoughts.
"When I uced to live in tho west,"
said tho New York woman, "there
seemed to bo a good excuse for tho
rain. Whenever It rained we said:
How fine it will be for the crops,' and
stayed indoors gladly, but hero In Now
Yoik there's no earthly excuse for Its
raining day after day, and the shops
so full of beautiful things we would
like to buy."
It Was!
My little daughter had been told by
her teacher to stand with her face
north, and her right hand would bo
at the east, her left hand would be
at the west, and her back would bo
at the south. Starting to go over it,
the teacher asked, "Now toll mo what
Is In front of you?"
After some thought, my little daugh
ter replied, "My stomach."
What Happened to Alice.
"What became of Alice Green who
came from Pott3town, Pa., to New
Vork to make her mark in the world?"
asked some visitors at an art school.
"She was going to do such wonders
in New York." "I think," answered a
DUPil, who had known Alice Green,
'that she walked in front of a surface
car she thought was going the other
Too Technical.
The artist was picking at a very
small bird at the little table d'hote.
He finally laid down his knife and
fork and looked plaintively across at
his companion. "I don't see how you
can eat these table d'hote dinners,"
said he. "I can't. There is too much
Detective Work.
"I want a detective," roared the ex
cited citizen, as he rushed into the
police station. "There's a fight going
on In front of our home, and if you
don't send me a dotective who Is capa
ble of finding a policeman quick
there'll be trouble." London Globe,
Annies as Cure for Influenza.
A cure for influenza which is being
strenuously advocated consists of
ooplous draughts of absolutely pure
milk, widely opened windows by day
and night, and a diet of ripe apples
and bread only.
Salt Water Baths In London.
A flourishing business in England
now is sending sea water up to Lon
don for the use of those who wish a
dip in the ocean without the trouble
nf travelinu down to the seashore
for It
KeeD Your Whims In Subjection,
If you don't conquer your whims
vnur sudden impulses, they will con-
nuer vou In time, and you will find
that life has grown stale and lacking
In all interests.
Use of Relatives.
Tho more relatives a man has the
more comfortably he could get along
w'thnnt nnv of them New York
Godliness First.
It Is vanity to wish for a long life
and to take little care of leading
good life. A Kempia.
Where Germans Lead.
Tho Germans are the world's great
est chemists.
Attention is called to the STRENGTH
of the
Wayne County
The FINANCIER of New York
Citv has published a ROLL OI?
HdNOR of the 11,470 State Banks
and Trust Companies of United
States. In this list the WAYNE
Stands 38th in the United States.
Stands 10th in Pennsylvania.
Stands FIRST in Wayne County.
Capital, Surplus, $455,000.00
Otal ASSETS, $2,733,000.00
Iloncsdale. Pa., May 29 lflOS.,
Time Table In Effect June 20th, 1809.
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Additional trains leave Caroondale for Kan
field Yard at 6.50 a. m. dally, and 6.8S d m dxiiv
except Sunday. Additional trains leave Msy.
field Yard for Corbondale 6 38 a m dally ana 6S
p. m. aaiiy except uunaay.
J. C. Andkeson, JT. E. Wexsh,
Traffic Manager, Traveunff Agwrt,
66 noavor bu New York, Scranton. Ta,
Delaware & Hudson R. R.
Trains leave at G:55 a. m., and
12:25 and 4:30 p. ni.
Sundays at 11:05 a. m. and 7:15
p. ni.
Trains arrive at 9:55 a. m., 3:15
and 7:31 p. m.
Sundays at 10:15 a. m. and C:50
p. m.
Erie R. R,
Trains leave at S:2
2:50 p. in.
Sundays at 2:50 p.
m. and
Trains arrive at 2
p. m.
Sundays at 7:02 p.
and 8:02
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