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THE CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1909.
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Knlered as second-class matter, at the post
olllce. Honeadale. Pa..
B. B. nAKDKNBEUGII. - PRESIDENT
W. W. WOOD,- - MANAGER AND SKC'Y
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HESBY WILSON. E. B. HARDENBERGII.
W. W. WOOD.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1000.
JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT
Judgo Robert Von Mosc!i2lsker,
- of Philadclpliln.
A. E. SISSON,
Jeremiah A. Stobcr,
W. H. Bullock.
The best biography the life that
writes charity In the largest letters.
It Is nice to be handsome but It Is
a good deal handsomer to be nice.
The man who could run a news
paper to suit everybody, went to
Heaven long ago.
There are always a good many peo
ple who keep the balance of the com
munity busy wondering how they
live so well.
If you have found some one who
knows how to scratch your back
just where It itches you have come
pretty near finding your affinity.
The world would be happier if the
people were a little more generous
with their praise. There is too
much flattery, but a word of just
appreciation would cheer the heart
and strengthen the hands of many
a discouraged worker In this world.
You don't have to go to war to be
patriotic. Improve your locality,
uphold your town, enlarge its inter
ests, and lend a hand to progress,
and you are a patriot a lover of
your country as truly as the sold
ier who shoulders his musket.
One step won't take you very far
you've got to keep on walking;
one word won't tell folks what you
are you've got to keep on talking;
one inch won't make you very tall
you've got to keep on growing; one
little "ad" won't do It all you've
got to keep 'em going.
We owe it to the community In
which we live to do everything we
can in every way possible that will
be to its advantage. Our neighbor's
prosperity means a great deal more
to us than someone's who lives else
where. We should bear this in
mind In buying our goods. We can
afford to pay our home man a firm
price for his wares rather than send
our money away, knowing as we do
that every dollar our own citizen
makes will help in sustaining our
schools, churches, and public Insti
tutions. It pays richly to patronize
In regard to our schools, parents
have duties to perform, which they
can ill afford to neglect. They
should show to their children that
they have an interest in the school.
They should examine carefully the
reports sent by the teacher, should
see that their children are in school
every day, and punctual; should as
sist and encourage their children to
do all their school duties faithfully
and well; should co-operate with the
teacher In securing the prompt re
turn of their children home after
school is dismissed; should make a
friendly visit to the school, and talk
freely with the teacher and principal
in regard to same.
It Is all very well, when you have
nothing to do but kill time, to talk
about keeping the boys on the farm,
but you might as well spend your
time spitting at a crack. Boys will
stay on a farm as well as anywhere,
if they receive decent treatment at
home. The boy who is yanked out
of bed by the hair, kicked out to
milk and cuffed in to breakfast, as
a preliminary to being popped
through In the field all day, is not
likely to be consumed by his love
for the glories of agriculture nor
for his Bire. Give the boy a fair
show, and he'll stay with you till
the cows come home. If you are so
mean that he can't stay at home, don't
you go to your neighbors with a
hypocritical snuffle and tell about
your boy's ingratitude after you
have raised him.
Take your joy with you or you'll
not find It even in Heaven.
Encourage every home enterprise.
Take an interest in every industry,
invest liberally In the stock of faith
and good will, and distribute it all
over your city, in every factory,
every work shop, every business
house. It will pay you largo divid
ends, and will coBt very little. It
can never depreciate in value. It
will always be above par. Buy
home made goods. Ask your mer
chants for them. Wear home made
garments, eat home made articles
of food, sleep on home made beds,
read home made newspapers. In
this way the money you spend is
only loaned. It will come back to
you again with interest. Praise up
your city don't run It down.
Stand by your merchants and manu
facturers they are the bone and
sinew of your municipal structure.
Stand by your churches and your
schools they are the hopes of your
future. Stand by your press it is
the tireless sentinel that guards
There are times when the average
man has the blues and then he
wants to talk of epitaphs and dead
men's bones and to sleep in a char
nel house and to ride in a hearse
instead of a street car. With some
men the affliction known as the
blues Is constitutional, holding sway
at regular Intervals, while others
are merely depressed by existing
circumstances. Some are born with
the blues, some achieve the blues
and others have the blues thrust upon
them. The man who is naturally
despondent Is more to be pitied than
the man who has infiamatory rheu
matism. Though the sun may be
shining and the breeze murmuring,
and the whole earth rejoicing, he is
still bowed by the 'weight of the
blues. He doesn't know why It is
so and he doesn't care much. His
highest ambition is to contemplate
suicide, and cometlmes to practice
it. People tell him that it is foolish
to be so morbidly sorrowful, and
they are doubtless right, but he
can't help It and so he goes along
blue because he has to live, and af
ter a while blue because he has to
NOTE THE DIFFERENCE.
Every State in the Union Controlled
By Democrats Is Heavily in Debt.
- 'Pennsylvania under Republican
administration, is the only state in
the Union which collects no state
taxes upon real estate, horses, sheep,
cattle, farm implements, or other
personal property of any kind, save
only money at Interest. Deriving
most of her state revenues from the
taxation of corporations, she pays
therefrom about ?23,000,000 per
annum for schools, roads, charities
and other objects, in reduction of lo
cal taxation and expense. Notwith
standing such payments, she has a
net debt of less than ?50,000 over
and above cash in the sinking fund
held for its redemption, and at the
close of business, June 14, 1909, had
cash in the general fund to the
amount of ?8,395,472.25. Payments
thus far made into the state treas
ury indicate that receipts for the
current year will be the largest in
the history of the Commonwealth.
Of the Honesdale, Methodist Episco
The main auditorium of the Cen
tral Methodist church was filled to
overflowing on Sunday evening last,
the Presbyterian, Baptist and Epis
copal churches holding no services,
but joined with the Methodist con
gregation in celebrating their dia
mond anniversary. The pastors of
these churches united with the Rev.
Mr. Hlller in conducting the anni
versary exercises. The Methodist
choir reinforced by a number of well
trained voices and assisted by violin
and cornet, rendered most excellent
music. The pastor, Rev. W. H. Hll
ler, acted as master of ceremonies,
and introduced the speakers in his
pleasant fellculous manner. After
prayer by the Rev. Mr. Olver, the
Rev. A. L. Whitaker of the Episco
pal church spoke very eloquently
upon the "Life and Services of John
Wesley." Rev. Geo. Wendell of
the Baptist church took for his sub
Ject "The Message," and in a very
pleasant feliclbous manner. After
pel Invitation of "Come unto me all
ye who are weary and heavily
laden." Rev. Dr. Swift of the
Presbyterian church, was introduc
ed and although the hour was 9
o'clock the audience without a single
exception remained to listen to his
address on the "Fraternal Tie"
which was intensely Interesting and
held the close attention of the audi
ence who heartily joined in singing
the closing hymn "Blessed Be the
Tie That Binds our Hearts In
Christian Love," after which the
benediction closed the services.
Men can be found who are will
ing to go to Africa as missionaries
who are not willing to take care of
a cross baby for the tired wife for
half an hour.
Hurrah for Prosperity Pass It I
New York, Oct. 29. Steel manu
facturers here state that at no
time in the hlBtory of the steel in
dustry have they experienced such
a deluge of orders.
Since the first of the month new
business has broken all past records
for a similar record. This will be
double the shipments of tho com
pany. Consumers seem to realize
that 1910 will be the banner year In
the history of the Industry, and as
a result are anxious to cover re
quirements. In certain lines the
Steel Corporation has sufficient busi
ness on its books to keep Its plants
in operation for the next, Ave or six
months. The Lackawanna Steel
company is swampted with orders
and has been compelled to turn down
some good business in rails on ac
count of congested conditions. The
.Republic has all the business It can
handle and is making no aggressive
campaign to increase1 its unfilled
tonnage. The Pennsylvania, Cam
bria, Bethlehem and other compan
ies are in a similar position. The
belief prevailed that there would be
a lull In buying after September 30,
but, instead, the Industry has been
given a further impetus and it looks
as though heavy buying would con
tinue well into the latter part of the
Certain of the steel companies
with offices In New York are asking
?1.G0 per 100 pounds for structural
steel and steel plates for delivery
in the first half of next year, and are
experimenting no difficulty in selling
their future products.
The regular quarterly meeting of
the United States Steel Corporation
falls on next Tuesday. Wall Street's
final estimate of earnings for the
third quarter is between $35,000,
000 and $40,000,000. Unfilled ton
nage Is figured In excess of 5,000,-
000 tons, and the belief is general
that the common stock of the United
States Steel Corporation wilt get
1 per cent, for the quarter. In this
connection it is interesting to note
that the earnings of the Steel Cor
poration for the current month will
run close to $15,000,000, or at the
rate of $180,000,000 a year. This
means that the Steel Corporation is
showing a surplus at the rate of
$100,000,000 after all deductions
Including perferred dividends. This
surplus is at the rate of nearly 20
per cent, on the common stock. In
other words, the corporation in the
event of a 1 per cent, dividend will
be paying at the rate of $20,000,000
a year to common shareholders, or
just 20 per cent, of the yearly sur
plus rate. Union Pacific earned to
19 per cent, for its common stock
for the year ending June 30, and
the stock is selling at 200.
Steel is earning more on its com
mon than Union Pacific and the
Steel common is selling around 90.
This comparison is made by certain
bull speculators when the bears be
gin to argue that steel common is
The opinion prevails that the un
filled tonnage, on the books of the
Steel Corporation, by December 31
will have reached 6,500,000 tons,
the largest since the latter part of
1906. Representatives of the Steel
Corporation declare the unfilled ton
nage is sound, as all speculative and
doubtful . business has been elimin
ated. Most of the selling of Steel
this week came from London. Trad
ers abroad have been bearish on the
New York stock market, which is
natural when the fact is taken into
consideration that they sold their
securities under the belief that high
er money abroad would create a
sharp slump in America.
ERIE SURPLUS 82,500,000.
Annual Report Shows Growth in
The report of the Erie Railroad
Company for the year ended June
30th last, made public recently,
shows a decrease in the ratio of
operating expenses to operating rev
enues of almost 10 per cent. The
total earnings of the company were
not greatly In excess of the record
made in 1908, but the expenses of
operation were materially less. The
road Is left with a surplus of $2,
565,000, as against a deficit of $2,
199,000 In 1908.
The gross earnings of tho com
pany aggregated $50,441,000, of
which $2,926,000 was from business
other than rail operations. The
relative figures for 1908, were $49,
784,000, with the rail operations
amounting to $46,756,000. The
increase in proceeds of rail opera
tion was $768,000. The other busi
ness of the company was conducted
somewhat less profitably than a
Both the merchandise and freight
tonnage fell off, but the average
length of haul Increased sufficiently
more than to counteract the loss in
volume. Coal tonnage was 51.36
per cent, of the total tonnage trans
ported. The total revenue derived
from transportation about 32,000,
000 tons of freight was $35,138,000.
Proceeds from passenger traffic fell
from $9,489,000 in 1908 to $8,
880,000 in 1909. Long haul pas
senger traffic was materially de
creased. Total operating expenses, Includ
ing taxes, were $36,904,000, as com
pared with $41,031,000 in 1908, a
decreaso of $4,127,000, partly ac
counted for in large decreases In the
cost of maintaining way, structure
and equipment. Taxes increased
Net earnings from operation were
$13,536,000, as compared with $8,
762,000 in 1908. Deduction of In
terest, rent and other charges left
$2,565,719, equal to 6.15 per cent,
earned on the first preferred stock.
Their Falso Tactics.
What a Democratic paper won't
do to try to deceive the peoplo must
be something the devil never thought
of. Some of them have been an
nouncing that a great number of ves
sels ran for dear life to get into port
before the new tariff went into ef
fect trying to create the Impression,
you see, that the tariff had been
raised to the hurt of the common
fellow. Now if these vessels were
loaded with fine wares, silks and
twenty-five cent cigars, then they
had come to hurry into port before
the new law took effect, because the
duty on such luxuries has been in
creased. But if any of these ves
sels were loaded with Iron ore, steel
rallB, cotton ties, wood pulp, leather
or agricultural implements they
would not have raced to get into
port before the law took effect, as
the duty on these articles is lower
than under the Dingley law. Other
Democratic papers claim that the
new tariff has caused the advance of
woolen goods. That is not the case
as the duty on woolens is lower now
than under the Dingley act.
Shameful Neglect of Soldiers Graves
The terrible disaster on the Erie
Railroad, at King and Fuller's Cut,
July 15, 1864, Is well known his
tory. A train loaded with Confed
erate soldiers bound for the prison
at Elmlra, met a freight train in the
curve and the loss of life was ap
palling. The accident occurred near
the residence of John Vogt, who at
the time was employed as a track
walker on the Erie. He was some
distance away when he heard the
crash, but quickly arrived on the
scene and assisted in the work of
rescue. His own home was stripped
of everything that could be made
into bandages for the injured and
blankets and bedding and clothing
were also utilized. As many as
twenty-live bodies were laid In his
yard until the following morning
when they were buried In a trench
by the Delaware River. Mr. Vogt
continued to live in this house until
about two years ago, when after the
death of his wife, he made his home
with his son, John Vogt, proprietor
of the German Hotel at Shohola. If
he lives two months longer, he will
be 86 years old and he gives prom
ise of a considerable span of life
yet, for even at his advanced age, he
is hale and hearty. One day recent
ly Erie Captain W. B. Glass, Detec
tive Frank Kelley and a newspaper
representative called on Mr. Vogt
and to them he related his recollec
tlons of that terrible scene, the man
rier in which his home was convert
ed Into a temporary morgue, the
burial of the dead and the use of the
Shohola station for a hospital,
where some of the injured died,
Some two or three years ago, he was
approached by government repre
sentatives, who wanted to buy the
right of way to the spot but their ot
ter was only a few dollars which
he could not accept.
It is the opinion of some people
that the graves have been washed
away by high water in the Delaware
and no less an authority than Ed
ward H. Mott, the author of the
"Between the Ocean and the Lakes
or the Story of the Erie " holds to
that view, for that is what he states
In the concluding sentences of his
account of that wreck. But Mr. Vogt
informed his visitors that the bod
ies are still there and the ground is
covered with brush and blackberry
vines.- He offered to convey the
party to the scene but they did not
feel like having him walk a mile
and a half in the strong cold wind
that was blowing. But another
citizen of Shohola was found, who
conveyed the party to the exact spot
under the last high knoll before the
ground slopes to the river. There
were stakes at the ends of the
trench and the trench bore evidence
of recent cutting. This was done by
Valentine Hipsman, a veteran, who
lost an arm in the war, and now
lives in Shohola.
It is to be regretted that the rest
ing place of so many soldiers of the
north and soldiers of the south has
been so forgotten all these years.
Soon the men whoMlved at the time
of the accident will have passed
away and with nothing authentic,
the exact location will become a mat
ter of tradition. Here is an oppor
tunity for some patriotic work. Let
there be some suitable monument
erected over the graves of the un
known heroes, who gave their lives
for the cause in which they believed.
State of Ohio, City of Toledo,
Lucas County, SS.:
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that
he is senior partner of the firm of
F. L. Cheney & Co., doing business
in the City of Toledo, County and
State aforesaid, and that said firm
will pay the sum of ONE HUNDRED
DOLLARS for each and every case of
Catarrh that cannot be cured by the
use of Hall's Catarrh Cure.
FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscrib
ed in my presence, this 6th day of
December, A. D. 1886.
(Seal) A. W. GLEASON.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken In
ternally, and acts directly on the
blood and mucous surface's of the
system. Send for testimonials free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO.,
Sold by all Druggists, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for con
stipation. The following young men from
Scranton enjoyed an automobile
trip to Honesdale on Friday and
spent the day In town: James
Crane, P. J. Meedham, M. J. and G.
Y. M. O. A. Corncr-stono Laid.
Jersey Shore, Pa., Oct. 31. Be
fore a throng estimated at two
thousand people, the corner-stone of
the New Jersey Shore Y. M. C. A.
Building was laid to-day. Dr. Ed
win Earl Sparks, president of State
College, delivered the principal ad
dress. Dr. Denny, of tho Ohio State
University, also spoke. Tho new
building, when completed, will bo
one of the most up-to-date In this
section. It will cost about $30,000
nearly all of which has already been
subscribed by the citizens of this
place and the Now York Central
Government Brings Suit for SO Cents
Washington, Oct. 30. "Uncle
Sam" does not overlook the pennies,
although It may cost him dollars to
collect them. A complaint has been
filed with the Interstate Commerce
Commission Involving reparation to
the United States In the sum of fifty
cents. The typewriting of the com
plaint cost the government more
than the amount of the reparation
The complaint was that of the
United States of America against the
Philadelphia and Reading Railway
company and the New England Nav
igation company, on account of an
alleged overcharge of passenger faro
from Philadelphia to Newport, R. I.,
and return. Tho regular rate for tho
round trip, according to published
tariffs, is $8.50. Tho fare collected
Tho government through W. P.
Potter, acting secretary of tho navy,
demands a refund of 50 cents, and
the chances are that It will get It.
FOOTBALL, FAR AND NEAR.
Saturday Games, and the HcMilts of
For those who are interested in
tho great game of football, we print
below tho results of the different
games played throughout the coun
try last Saturday:
Penn 29, Indians 6.
Princeton 5, Navy 3.
Yale 34, Amherst 0.
Harvard 9, Army 0 (Called).
Williams 3, Cornell 0.
F. and M. 33, Muhlenberg 0.
Swarthmoro 46, Delaware 0.
Ursinus 21, G. Washington 0.
Dickinson 14, Gettysburg 0.
Lehigh 18, Carnegie Tech. 11.
John Hopkins 18, W. Md. 16.
W. and J. 46, Waynesburg 0.
Notre Dame 6, Pittsburg 0.
Michigan 43, Syracuse 0.
Maine 15, Bates 5.
Brown 12, Mass. Aggies 30.
Darthmouth 12, Holy Cross 0.
Wesleyan 26, Union 3.
Case 32, Kenyen 11.
Western Res. 5, Wittenberg 2.
Central U., 20, Cincinnati 0.
Sewance 15, Louisiana 6.
Ga. Tech. 29, Tennessee 0.
Ripon 11, Belolt 5.
Lawrence 51, Oshkosh 0.
Drake 32, Grinnell 0.
Va. Poly. 34, Wash. & Lee 6.
Washington 54, Gallaudet 0.
Missouri 13, Iowa 12.
Nebraska 12, Doane 0.
Kansas 17, Washburn 0.
Indiana 30, St. Louis 0.
Washington 11, Knox 2.
Oberlin 22, Hiram 0.
Depauw 12, Butler 6.
Alabama 14, Georgia 0.
Kentucky 43, Rose Poly 0.
Minnesota 20, Chicago 6.
Wisconsin 21, Northwestern 11.
Ohio State 29, Denlson 0.
Northern 15, Heidelberg 0.
Illinois 24, Purdue 6.
Colby 12, Bowdoin 5.
Yale Fresh 6, Andover 5.
Princeton F. 9, Harvard F. 0.
Vermont 11, New Hampshire 0.
Penn F. 6, Syracuse F. 0.
St. John's 6, Vo. M. I. 0.
Rensselaer 9, Rochester 0.
A. and M. 31, U. of Md. 0.
Otterbeln 8, Antloch 6
HENRY Z. RUSSELL.
HONESDALE NATIONAL BANK.
This Bank was Organized In December, 1836, and Nationalized
In December, 1864.
Since Its organization it has paid in Dividends
to its Stock holders,
The Comptroller of the Currency has placed It on the HONOR
ROLL, from the fact that Its Snrplus Fund more than
equals Its capital stock.
What Class 9
are YOU in
The world has always been divided into two classes thoBe who have
saved, those who have spent the thrifty and the extravagant.
It is the savers who have built the houses, the mills, the bridges, the
railroads, the ships and all the other great works which stand for man's
advancement ana happiness.
The spenders are slaves to the savers. It is the law of nature. We
want you to be a saver to open an account in our Savings Department
and be independent.
One Dollar will Start an Account.
This Bank will be pleased to receive all
or a portion of YOUR banking business.
Now State Road to Wayne Comity.
Tho Scranton Truth sava that Su
perintendent Josonh W. Hunt'nr. of
the state highway department, Is au
thority for the statement that as
soon as a petition Is received far a.
state highway from Scranton to
Gouldsboro over the Poconos, Im
mediate action will be taken.
This statement was mnda no tim
result of a query relative to the re
cent criticism directed at the depart
ment by C. D. Simpson.
Mr. Hunter asserts that he made
this promise to a department of
Scranton men, who were anxious for
the work to start, but he added any
action was Impossible until a peti
tion was received.
Broko Jail at Tunkhannock.
Burt Smith, the man who was put
into the Wyoming county jail at
Tunkhannock one day last week,
has made good his escape. Sheriff
Doty was away the day -that Smith
got his liberty, but he was allowed
to carry the bedding from the cells
out into the jail yard, which is sur
rounded by a high wall of masonry.
He was not closely watched, as it
was not thought that he could pos
sibly escape. He took the iron
frames which serve as bunks In the
cell, and tying them together, end
to end, with strips of bed blanket,
he constructed a ladder and easily
went over the wall.
Good Move For City or Town.
The establishment of what is un
dlsgulsedly a public trade school by
the board of education of this place
will mark tho opening of a new era
In our educational system, tho pos
sibilities of which are not easily
forecast, says the New York Trib
une. The trade school, giving In
struction In various branches of ar
tlsanshlp Is not new, though it is
not so familiar here as in some other
countries, and it is a highly com
mendable thing. The novelty Is the
opening of such a school as a part
of the free public school system of
city and state.
Gibbs' Art Millinery
Exclusive Fall De Luxe Styles
206 Adama Ave., Scranton, Pa.
Your Patronage Solicited.
MRS. GEORGE GIBBS, Designer.
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Complete Production, of That
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Dramatized from MEREDITH
NICHOLSON'S Novel of the Same
Prices: 25 -50 -75 and 1.00
S- SEAT SALE opens at the box office
at 9 a. m Thursday, Nov. 4th.
The House uf a