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THE CITIZEN, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1000.
Marvellous Cure Wrought on
Rev. Dr. Prescott of Sayville
While Ke Is at Work
WAS SAVED GY HIS BUCKSAW
Gallons of Goat Milk Gave Him No
Relief Parishioners May Buy Tim
ber Land to Provide Exercise for
Pastor Woodpile as a Sanitarian.
Sayville, L. I. The Rev. J. H. Pres
cott of St. Ann's P. K. Church, Say
ville, has aded a bucksaw to the
weapons with which ho fights the
world, the flesh and the devil, and has
appeared on the streets of his village
with the bucksaw over his shoulder
to show his parish how effective it
Dr. Prescott (if he Isn't a doctor al
ready he will be soon, having discov
ered something) has been the rector,
of St. Ann's for thirty-seven years,
and for the last two or three years
has suffered great agony of mind and
body because he was so popular and
had bo many millionaires among his
summer parishioners. He never gets
a chance to eat a wholesome meal of
crumbs with Lazarus, but day in ind
day out has to sit up at the tabic
with Dives, and the result is ho has
developed just as fine a case of gout
as if he were a millionaire himself.
But in a very short time Dr. Pres
cott won't have any gout, thanks to
thr bucksaw, which beats goat milk,
and which, let It be said with no Ir
reverence, seems to have been In this
case more effective than prayer. Fast
ing might have helped some, but, as
already explained, the rector never
got an opportunity to fast. There
probably never was a country parson
who knew more about canvasbacks
and terrapin and the merits of rare
vintages than Dr. Prescott. He gave
up the vintages some time ago, but it
was too late then to cast devils out
of1 that foot by such a simple sacri
fice. They got worso and rheumatism
came to help them in the torture of
the good dominie.
He fled the millionaires of his par
ish that he might live the simple life
for a spell in the Mohawk Valley.
There he had a special goat to pro
duce his milk supply, and for the sake
of variety he added buttermilk. But
in spite of that Dr. Prescott's gout got
no better and he returned to Sayville
the other day convinced that as long
as he had got to have the troubles of
his pastorate ho might as well have
the social joys.
It was three days ago that he dis
covered the bucksaw by accident. He
wanted a pine tree removed from the
rectory yard so that more sunlight
conld reach his aching foot when ho
put it up on a chair on the veranda.
While thinking about it he hobbled
into the woodshed and there saw the
bucksaw. Then he had an inspira
tion. Seizing an axe he tackled tho
tree himself. Finally getting the tree
down he started to saw it up for fire
wood. That night he slept the sleep
he used to know how to dine. That
job finished, he tackled another tree
that threatened to fall. The devils
were cast out.
Then Dr. Prescott went forth into
the streets of the village, taking the
saw with him. Whenever a surprised
parishioner commented on the agility
with which he walked the rector
pointed to the saw and told him of
The trustees of the church are 1e
lighted about the improvement in Dr.
Prescott's condition, but are worried
about the shade trees on the church
lawn. It may be necessary either for
the rich parishioners to substitute
some simple cereal for pate do fole
gras when they have the rector to
dinner, or for the church to purchase
a piece of timber land near the vil
Modern Light on the Causes of Some
Mysterious Sudden Deaths.
In the Middle Ages so little was
known of toxicology that all sudden
or mysterious deaths were attributed
to poison but in the light of modern
knowledge many of these are now
easily explained by such diseases us
appendicitis or gastric ulcer.
Even the Borglas can be absolved
from many of the poisonings laid to
Nevertheless, from very early times
in Italy poison was a favorite means
emovtng an enemy. In England,
ranco and Germany cruder methods
vengeance prevailed, and It was
not until the sixteenth century that
the Medici introduced poison Into
France. The fashion spread with ter
rible rapidity, and poison was em
ployed In every rank of society to get
rid of inconvenient persons.
The art introduced into Franco by
Catherine de Medici and her follow
ers took root so deeply as to blossom
atcr into the' black magic of Louis
XIV.'s reign. British Medical Journal.
Nuggets of News.
The Salvation Army is established
In 52 countries.
A sash Is the engagement present ol
the Japanese lover.
The pedigree of some Arab horses
may be traced back for 2,000 years.
For short spurts, the salmon is tho
fastest swimmer of the fish tribe.
In Honduras even the meanest
houses are built of mahogany.
Nearly all of the 15,000 inhabitants
of Marchnoukirchen, Saxony, are on-
gaged in violin making.
For use during military maneuvrca
the Kaiser has a portable house made
There was a decrease in England's
drink expenditure last year of seven
and a half millions.
The railroads of this country pay
out $24,000,000 a year in freight
BEAR ABDUCTED CHILD.
Brave Engineer Gave Chase and Rout
ed Animal with a Club.
The little eight-year-old son of Wil
Ham Lines, an engineer of Bevelstoke,
while playing near the railroad track
a few days ago was seized by an enor
mous black bear and carried nearly a
mile back into the mountains.
James McDonnell, chief engineer of
a West Kootenay contracting firm
seeing young Lines picked up by the
bear, gave immediate pursuit. He
overtook tho beast and screaming
child in a densely wooded ravine-
There he beat the bear off with a club
and brought back tho child to his
mother, who had fainted on seeing the
The lad is now in the Bevelstoke
General Hospital, recovering from
slight bruises and lacerations.
"JOY8 OF ETHEREAL SPACE."
D'AnnunzIo Still Rhapsodizing Ove
His Jaunts In an Aeroplane.
Brescia. Gabrielo d'Annunizo, the
poet and author, who made two as
cents in airships here is still rhapso
dizing over the feelings he expert
He declares that flying is the most
divine sensation conceivable and is
comparable with the moBt intense
ideal Impressions of art and love.
"Olsdly," exclaimed the poet,
"would I abandon all things, every
body, and say adlou to earth for the
Joys of ethereal space."
POISON IN THE MIDDLE AGE8.
LAWYERS IRE FOR
Splendid Testimonial to the
LEADERS OF THE BAR SPEAK
Automatic Telephone Exchange.
According to the head of Austria's
telegraphs, the automatic telephone
exchange system can be made to com
pete seriously with the manual sys
tem. He says that In New York it
takes on the average 16 seconds from
tho time the subscriber removes his
telephone receiver to the time the
ringing signal is set; whereas in the
automatic pyoni installed In Vienna
for 100.000 subscribers this work Is
done in but 10 seconds. Three sec
onds after the subscriber hangs up
the receiver the line is clear. Owing
to this saving in time a larger num
ber of messages can be delivered
through the automatic exchange than
through the manual exchange. Chi
Vesuvius cut but a small figure in
history till the latter half of the first
century of the Christian Era. In 73
B. C. its crater served as a camp of
refuge to a band of gladiators. In 63
D. the serenity was broken by a
violent grumbling that manifested It
self in a severe earthquake that shook
up the surrounding region. For six
teen years the subterranean rum
blings continued at intervals, and in
the year 79 A. D. came the great ca
tastrophe in which Herculaneum and
Pompeii were overwhelmed. In 1631
there was another terrible explosion.
and since that time Vesuvius has sel
dom been at rest for many years to
'The Autocrat," remarked the Re
condite Person, "made a remark the
Import of which escaped me until the
other day. He said: 'Many a man
has a reputatation because of the rep
utation he expects to have some
"That's not a half bad remark," sug
gested the Practical Person, "but my
son just out from college, you know,
and in the habit of thinking hump'
backed thoughts, as it were said
something only this morning that ap
pealed to me: 'Some men,' he said,
'get a reputation and keep it; other
men cet a reputation and make It
Tho term is French and means
Man. his customs, habits and ways
of life." A painter of domestic, rural
or village life, or the writer who deals
with the strictly human rather than
the more romantic and unreal human
situations. For Instance, in the
drama, Victor Hugo introduced the
genre system in lieu of the stilted
and unnatural stylo of the Louis XIV,
Centre Door Found Best.
The centre door type of cars has
been found to be the best suited for
use in the subways of New York. To
prevent passengers on tho train from
blocking these new doorways the en
trance space Is bisected by a railing,
which extends from tho door sill near
ly to the middle of the aisle. With
the space thus divided, an obstructing
passenger would be swept into or out
of the car by the rush of traffic.
A Robber With Good Points.
A clerk in a New York banking
house, accused of robbing his em.
ployers, sendB them a letter of advice
to change their bookkeeping methods
so as to prevent future thefts. Must be
some good points about a man who
can be so considerate for others.
The Important Feature.
Katherlne, aged two, who had on a
new pair of shoes, had her picture
taken, and when asked why she did
not look up instead of down, said:
wmnted to see if my new shoes sot
their picture taken." Delineator,
Nominee For Supreme Court Justice
Strongly Indorsed by Members of
Legal Profession Who Know His
Philadelphia, Oct. 19.
As unusual tribute 'has just been
paid by members of the Philadelphia
bar to Judge Robert von Moschztsker,
Republican nominee for the supreme
Fourteen of tho most prominent
practitioners, headed by the acknowl
edged leader of the profession, John
G. Johnson, and Including Attorney
General M. Hampton Todd, former At
torney General Hampton L. Carson,
former Judge of the Superior Court
W. W. Porter, former District Attor
neys George S. Graham and John C.
Bell, Senator Ernest L. Tustin. Alexan
der Simpson, Jr., George, Wharton Pep
per, Owen J. Roberts, Joseph DeF.
Junkin, Henry P. Brown, Samuel M.
Hyneman and Francis Shunk Brown
have united in an address to the mem
bers of the bar of the state in support
of Judge von Moschzlsker's candidacy.
It is a purely non-partisan document,
as among the signers are Democrats
and well-known independent voters, as
well as members of the Republican
It is an unsolicited, genuine and sin
cere indorsement, prompted solely by
desire to have the citizens of the
state recognize the importance of
electing a thoroughly competent and
absolutely trustworthy man to the
highest court in the commonwealth.
Address to Pennsylvania Bar.
The address, which is sent out over
the signatures of the lawyers named
above, reads as follows:
To the Lawyers of Pennsylvania
Irrespective of political affilia
tions we, as members of the bar of
Philadelphia, knowing Judge von
Moschzisker as a man, as a lawyer
and as a judge. In view of his
nomination for the office of asso
ciate justice of the supreme court
of Pennsylvania, desire to express
to the profession throughout the
commonwealth, the opinion enter
tained, we believe, by this bar gen
erally of his entire fitness for that
Intelligent by nature, a close stu
dent, fond of research, with an
acute, alert and discriminating
mind, with an unusually retentive
memory and wide experience in
legal and other affairs, he is quick
to comprehend, though deliberate
in the maturing of his judgment.
He combines with knowledge of
the law, keen logic, sound judg
ment and clear, forcible expres
sion. During his six years of service
upon the common pleas bench of
this county he has displayed thor
ough conscientiousness, great in
dustry and capacity for work, unit
ed with absolute fearlessness, nr.
dom from narrowness or prejudice
and the ability to dispatch legal
business in the most practical way.
Six reversals, with almost 400
written opinions delivered, Is a re
markable record, and testifies most
strongly to his accuracy and the
thoroughness of his grasp of facts
Judge von Moschzisker has the
esteem and good will of this bar
and this community as a self-reliant
and courageous man, as a good
citizen and an able, considerate
Judge Von Moschzlsker's Strength.
The nomination of Judge von Mosch-
zisker has met with popular support,
and his candidacy has been growing
stronger every day since the Republi
can convention adjourned.
The closer his record on the com
mon pleas bench Is studied, the better
are his admirable qualities appreciat
ed. Known as the "writing judge"
among his colleagues on the bench,
Judge von Moschzisker has long been
looked upon as one of the most Indus'
trlous and painstaking Jurists In tho
state. He delights in delving into his
law books and frequently works way
Into the night preparing his opinions,
which are models of thought and ac
curacy of expression, and which form
an important part of the Jurisprudence
of recent years.
Judge von Moschzisker has not been
seen upon the stump in this campaign,
nor w11 be he, and he has not even
takenoccasion to visit other parts of
the state since his nomination, as he
entotrtalns pronounced views regarding
theimpropriety of a candidate for tho
supreme court making a canvass for
votes or In any way taking part in a
political campaign. He is daily engag
ed In the performance of his duties as
judge on the common pleas court of
ihis city ana nas aeennea every lnvl
atlon to public functions which might
In any way bo construed to bo of a po
Munson's Political Campaigning.
His Democratic opponent Is C. La'
fRua Munson. of whom tho flnrantm
Truth recently bad tms to say:
The Den.Oi.riH.0 tai.alu.nu lor Judge
of the supreme, court, C. LnRue Mun
son, is swinging around the state so
liciting votes to put himself on tne
bench of the highest judicial tribunal
in tho commcawealth. He Is going
into tho countjis, holding contcrcnces
with the politicians of his party, and
individually seeking voters.
This is something new. The people
of Pennsylvania have never beloro
been diverted by so interesting a spec
tacle as a candidate for the exalted
place of judge of the supremo court
whirling around in a personal canvass
of the state. Searching back through
all tho years since the adoption of the
present constitution, tho Democratic
candidate himself would be unable to
find a precedent for it. The sentiment,
made and ever maintained by the peo
ple which holds high Judicial office
above such methods, has always been
respected heretofore by those who
have'been honored with a nomination.
The Democratic candidate seems to
have a less exalted view of tho placo
he seeks, and to think he can promote
his cause by thrusting aside what has
become an unwritten and should be an
inviolable law. The duties of a Judge
of the supreme court are of the most
delicate and responsible character
too delicate and responsible to be ex
posed to a compromising personal
campaign for votes. The office has
never been pulled down to that level,
and no one has ever before thought he
could pull himself up to the office by
Tho Democratic candidate will not
benefit by those methods now. The
people of Pennsylvania have too high
an appreciation of the proprieties ti
look with either patience or favor upon
a personal canvass by a candidate for
judge of the supreme court.
Senator Knows Necessity ot
Big Republican Vote.
IMPORTANCE OF TARIFF ISSUE
Pennsylvania Must Give Emphatic In,
dorsement of Payne Bill and Silence
the Western Tariff Tinkers.
No one better than Boies Penrose
realizes the Importance of the cam
paign now under way in Pennsylvania.
No one better than Boles Penrose
appreciates the far-reaching effect of
a sweeping Republican victory in this
state upon national conditions and na.
tional politics, and no one better than
he understands how a reduced Repub
lican vote and a reduced Republican
majority would bo heralded as a lack
of confidence in the policy of protec
tion which Pennsylvania's representa
tives in Washington so steadfastly
championed at the recent session of
Senator Penrose Is therefore taking
an unusually active part in the pres
ent state campaign.
He has made a number of speeches
and he is giving much time to assist
ing the Republican state organization
In the effort to get a large Republican
vote to the polls on Nov. 2. He attend
ed the convention of the State League
of Republican clubs at Altoona, has
made several speeches in Philadelphia,
expects to visit Pittsburg to, address
a meeting on Oct. 28, and he will then
return to Philadelphia to participate
in the big Republican rally arranged
by the Republican Business Men's as
sociation, which is to be held In Ham
merstein's Opera House, the great torn
pleof music in the Quaker City, which
for the first time will be used for a po
litlcal gathering. It was only due to
the prominence of tho members of the
Business Men's association and the in
terest of the merchants and manufact
urers of the city in the success of the
Republican ticket that the opera hou&
Great Tribute to Penrose.
Senator Penrose has missed no op
portunity to emphasize the importance
of the tariff situation to Pennsylva
nians. He has just been the recipient
of one of tho greatest testimonials!
ever given an American statesman
The observation of "Penrose day" Ie
the textile district known as Kenslng
ton was an event in the history o
Philadelphia. The senior United States
senator accepted invitations to visit a
number of industrial plants, and ho
was given ovations at every place he
stopped by thousands of mill workers,
as well as the proprietors of the vari
ous establishments, In recognition of
his services in protecting those Inter
ests ia tho framing of the Payne tariff
bill. Flags wore flying from tho homes
of many of the wage earners in the
mill district and the factories were
gaily decked with bunting. At each
stopping place men and women assem
bled, and after listening to a short ad
dress from him upon the subject of
the tariff and the benefits that have
been derived from protection, they
cheered tho senator lustily. Employes,
both men and women, made speeches
thanking him on behalf of their col
leagues. In tho evening of the same day over
five hundred representative manufact
urers, coming from various states of
the Union, assembled at the Bellevue
Stratford aud lauded Senator Penrose
for the part ho took in the great fight
for protection so recently. Represen
tatives of the wage earners were also
heard from at this gathering.
Senator Penrose Is making earnest
appeals to Republicans of the state to
roll up a majority such as will leave
no question of Pennsylvania's position
on tho tariff issue and bo a service of
notice upon revisionists that further
tinkering with the tariff will not bo
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