The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, November 12, 1909, Image 2

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Garment or Near-Garment or
Strait-jacket or Whatever It Is
Will Not Have Laces Free
Women Argue That You Would not
Buy a Pair of Shoes Without the
Laces and They are a Part of the
Philadelphia. "Is a corset without
laces a complete garment?" Is a ques
tion the solving of which has caused a
bitter controversy between wholesala
and retail dry goods merchants and
the Corset Manufacturers' Associa
tion. The manufacturers contend that It
The wholesalers and retailers say
that It Is not.
Women customers declare that the
contention is absurd.
Their husbands wish that such wore,
the case.
And so the contention runs merrily
on. It originated with the stopping
of the supply of laces with corsets by
the manufacturer when the follow
ing resolution was adopted by the
Corset Manufacturers' Association:
"Resolved, That the use of corset
lacings in the boxing of corsets be
discontinued by all members of the
association, and they be not furnish
od gratis or sold below cost to any
merchant, except that in cases where
because of the peculiar construction
of the corset lacing must of necessity
be an integral part of the corset, such
lacings may be permitted."
When this was received by the cor
net distributors a storm of protest
arose and the manufacturers were in
undated with letters voicing the indig
nation of the retailers.
"You would not buy a pair of shoes
without the laces. They are an inte
gral part of the shoe. It is the same
with corsets. No woman will buy a
corset unless the lacings are furnish
ed," wrote one of the retailers.
The manufacturers retorted in kind.
It a man bought a shirt, they said, he
did not expect collar buttons, a collar
and a necktie to go with it, although
the garment was not complete without
thjse accessories. . Also, that when ho
bought a pipe he did not expect the
tobacconist to fill It with tobacco.
Women had got into the habit of
expecting too much, they contended,
and It was time to call a halt With
tho introduction of the now style cor
set ten yards of lacing is required
whereas with the former models three
yards was sufficient to confine the
most corpulent figure. This increase
in the length of the lacing meant an
additional outlay o from ?3,000 to ?5,
000 by each manufacturer.
At a meeting of the association
when the matter was discussed it was
decidedly to drop the lace altogether,
and Incidentally a saving of $300,000 a
year was made by the corset manu
facturers of this city.
"We used to furnish a cheap luce
costing fifty cents a gross," said
George C. Balcheller, "but with the
advent of the new straight front cor
set it became necessary to supply a
linen lace 10 yards long. The cos of
'this would make profit impossible on
the cheaper grades of corsets. In the
end the women who buy get the bene
fit because they buy a good quality
lace and are not In constant fear of
having their corset lacing break.
"Wo cannot afford to restore the
laces without Increasing the price of
the garment."
It is upon the women that tho re
tallers place their chief reliance to
win the fight for the restoration of the
Therefore He's to Blame If Wife Over-
speeds Auto, Says Court.
Boston. Although his wife, Marie
Stanley, was driving, William J. Stan
ley of Boston and New York, who
was In her auto as It sped at thirty
five miles an hour, was fined $20 in
the Chelsea District Court by Judge
Mrs. Stanley, on the witness-stand
admitted the car was going fast, but
the Judge ordered her case dismissed
"The presence of the husband in
the car," he said, "renders his wife
subject to his control and coercion,
so that I a'ceept the plea of Mrs. Stan
ley and Impose the fine on Mr. Stan
Old and Inferior Brands Are Made to
Equal the Fresh Product.
Mlddletown, Conn. Bacteria that
will turn old and inferior brands of
butter into a product which tastes like
the finest of June butter is the discov
ery Professor H. W. Conn, of the bac
teriology department at Wesleyan
University, announces.
This will help dairymen, as the pro
duct will be healthful and extremely
desirable. When Professor Conn an
nounced several years ago that he had
discovered bacteria that would lm
prove butter, farmers laughed at him
but now all are using the bacteria.
County Fairs for Indians.
Washington, D. C It la intended tt
ihold a county fair annually on ever;
Indian reservation. Horse racing will
ba a feature, but betting will be dls-Wwvujed.
"Mother Worrying for You Six
Ycaral" Cries U. 8. Offlolal
Meeting Man In Bowery.
New York, N. Y. 06 much like a
bit from an old-fashioned melodrama
was an incident In the Bowery that If
the scene had been put on a stage the
critics would have sneered. Judge
Craln heard about it in General Ses
sions later In the day when Joseph
Miller and Abraham Wiener were ar
raigned, charged with burglary.
As Miller and Wiener, handcuffed
to three detectives, were led into tho
courtroom a well dressed man walked
behind, looking sadly at Miller. When
the prisoners were committed to tho
Tombs the stranger wept. He was
Miller's brother, a trusted official in
the service of the United States Gov
ernment. Years ago he and Joseph
were boys together on a farm up
State. Angered at a fancied Insult,
Joseph ran away from homo, and un
til this meeting had not been seen or
heard of by his relatives.
Detectives Duggan, Klnsler and
O'Farroll arrested Miller and Wiener
Just after midnight in a room at No.
405 East Eighth street. The two had
been indicted by the Grand Jury on
the charge that they had robbed the
loft of a cloakmaker, Herman Schloss,
at No. 37 East Twentieth street De
tectives and prisoners, on the way to
Police Headquarters, wore at Fourth
street, and the Bowery when a stran
ger, who had been eyeing Miller intent
ly, walked up to him and slapped him
on the back.
"Hello, Joe," he shouted. "Where
have you been for six. years? Father
and mother are sick from worrying
about you."
Miller, who had stopped with a
Jerk, turned away as if to ignore the
questioner. Detective O'Farrell ask
ed what the stranger wanted.
"This is my brother," was the re
ply. "I want him to come home."
O'Farrell explained the situation.
The grief-stricken brother followed
the party to headquarters. There he
was Informed that Millor and his com
panion would be arraigned in General
Sessions and he went thither In ad
vance. After the hearing the good
brother stepped up to the bad one and
asked: "What can I tell mother and
The prisoner turned and said In a
low voice:
"Don't tell the folks you saw me.
That's all."
But Preacher Explains He Is Quoting
Disciple of Ibssn.
Washington, D. C. "Drop a penny
in the slot and get a ticket to the oth
er world" might be the Inscription on
a machine that iu Uigosletl by the
Rev. Dr. Donald Guthrie of Baltimore.
Dr. Guthrie was talking on 'Calvin
ism" at the closing session of the
synod of Baltimore In the Metropoli
tan Presbyterian Church. Coming at
the close of a plea for a wholesome,
enthusiastic Interest in life was the
sentence: "Life has become so mean
ingless and so useless to some that I
advocate the, setting up of a suicide
machine where oho can deposit a cent
and be killed easily and respectably."
Baltimore. Md. When the Wr-h-
lngton dispatch reporting the Rev. Dr.
Donald Guthrie of this city as advo
cating suicide machines In an address
at the national capital was shown to
him he said he had been misunder
"In attacking pessimism," said Dr,
Guthrie, "I referred to Ibsen and said
that Archer, his disciple, had seriously
suggested suicide machines. I was
showing how 'Calvanlsm' is tho anti
dote for such pessimism as represent
ed by Ibsen and Archer et al."
Prof. Harrlgan Talks of the Aero
plane as a Vehicle of Elopement.
Orange, N. J. Prof. James G. Har
rlgan of New York startled a gather
ing of 100 officers and teachers of the
North Orange Baptist Church Sunday
school when he told them that the
advent of the flying machine has add
ed to the facilities for elopment.
The professor devoted most of the
evening to a review of the history of
aviation, going back to the early days
of the balloon. Winding up his speech
with a cursory sketch of . what the
present year had brought forth, he
"And now we may look for real de
velopments. To-day we see the lover
calling on his girl in an automobile.
That device helped elopements, but
how infinitely greater are the future
opportunities when a few brief turns
of the propeller will carry the fugi
tives out of sight in the night or tho
clouds, leaving no trace behind!"
Minister Makes This Explanation In
Trial of His Suit.
Boston, The. Rev.. William. A.
Thurston gave some original com
ments on the marital voyage he seeks
to end. He is the minister who be
came a stock broker because he says
his wife's extravagance was too great
for his salary. CharleB Thurston, his
adopted brother, is named as co-respondent.
"You loved her then??" was asked.
"Well, yes, but I didn't like her."
Couple Greet 23d Child.
Wilkesbarre, Po. Mrs. Kate Val
lone, of Plttston, presented to her
husband their twenty-third child, a
boy, who weighed sixteen pounds.
There havo now been fifteen boys and
eight girls, and of these ten boys and
three girls are now alive. Vallone li
fifty-one years old and his wife forty-seven.
Prefer Serpent Diet to Rodents, Milk
or Meat.
"St Patrick," a monster maltese cat
which hunts and oats snakes, Is tho
latest freak of nature In this vicinity.
Ho belongs to Francis H. McGovern,
roadmaster of Lower Oxford town
ship, and won his name because, like
the patron saint of Ireland, he has
driven reptiles out of the neighbor
hood. This cat lives almost exclusively on
serpents. Rats and mice are never
touched by this epicurean feline. Dur
ing the past week he is known to have
caught eleven snakes of various sizes
and varieties, none of them poisonous.
Ho has even caught and killed a four
foot blacksnake, and Snaky Spring,
which gained its name from the fact
that it was Infested with watersnakes,
has been cleaned out Oxford (Pa.)
Correspondence Chicago Inter-Ocean.
Roman Waterworks Still Used.
The town committee of Szamosvar,
Hungary, has decided to utilize the
remains of the thousand year old wa
ter mains and reservoirs which have
remained since tho Romdn occupa
tion. The water mains were discov
ered by Professor Ornsteln, an arch
aeologist who states that the great
reservoir and the extensive canalB
served as the water supply of a large
late Roman military camp Congrl
castrum. Tho great reservoir lies on
a high hill near the town. The dirt
which has collected in the basin and
mains during many centuries has
been removed, and now it is almost
Incredible that they should be a thou
sand years old. The medical officer
of the town has declared the water
basin and tho mains to be fit for use.
American Stature Increasing.
Measurements by scientists bring
out the Interesting fact that the Amer
ican college athlete of to-day is a
much larger man than his father was,
and is constantly growing. The aver
age height of the Yale athlete to-day
Is an inch and a half more than it
was five years ago; he is 22 pounds
heavier with three Inches more chest
development and 42 cubic inches
mor.e lung capacity; the aver
ago height of the Yale athletes is now
5 feet 9.9 inches, and their weight ex
actly 170.5 pounds. At an examina
tion of Harvard athletes Prof. Sargent
found that they were an Inch taller
and from four to five pounds heavier
than were the students of 80 years
ago. Chicago News.
Living Expenses In India.
The increased co3t of living In In
dia generally and in Calcutta particu
larly, writes our correspondent Is se
verely felt not only by European but
also by Indians. House rent in -recent
years has trebled and even quad
rupled. Ten years ago a family of
half a dozen persons could live in fair
comfort for 200 a year, excluding
extras. With nothing less than 500
can one live In the same way now.
This is recognized by the government,
and the salaries of subordinate offi
cials have been revised. Domestic
servants' wages have Increased enor
mously. A good cook cannot be had
for less than 40 a year, whereas
half that sum was considered suffici
ent ten years ago.
Unfair Political Advantage.
"Gerrymandering," In United States
politics. Is an arrangement of polltl
cal divisions in disregard of natural
boundaries, as indicated by geography
or position, so as to give one party an
unfair political advantage. It is done
sometimes by throwing the greatest
possible number of hostile voters into
a district which Is certain to be hos
tile, sometimes by adding to a district
where parties are equally divided
some place in which the majority of
friendly votes Is sufficient to turn the
Whetstones and Hones.
The particular classes of stone used
in sharpening edge tools, such as raz
ors, knives, scythes, etc., are hard,
compact, and so very sillcious that
they readily wear down the hardest
steel. They are varieties of slate, do-
rived from agrlllaceous schists of the
Paleozoic. These stones are found
in Turkey, Bohemia, Persia, and the
Hartz Mountains, in Styrla, in the
United States, Spain, Peru and Si
beria. One of the best American
Btones for hones comes from Arkan-
Caught Three Tons of Moths.
An electric light trap to end the
caterpillar plague by destroying the
brown nun moths that lay the eggs
from which the caterpillars are hatch'
ed has been devised and placed in suc
cessful operation at Llttau, Germany.
The trap consists of two large and
powerful reflectors placed over a deep
receptacle Into which the moths are
drawn by exhaust fans. The first
night three tons of moths were caught
The World's Coal Production.
The coal production of the world
in 1907 was 1,209,200 short tons, of
which amount the United States fur
nished 480,400,000 tons, Groat Britain
300,000,000 tons and Germany 226,-
800,000 tons.
Keep Record of Trees.
There are 85,840 trees in Paris and
each tree has its lot number, ago, his
tory and condition recorded In the
books at the City Hall. The appro
priation for this department is $90,-
000 a year.
Run Inrfuatrv Safe.
The great earthquake which de
stroyed sixty villages and cities in
Persia, says a Kansas City paper, will
hardly affect the Oriental rag indus
try oi New aagiaaa.
Apprentices Take Three Year Course
In Block Signals.
The Pennsylvania Railroad has es
tablished signal schools on the di
visions of its line oast of Pittsburg to
train men for the signal service of
the system. This is duo, says the
Bookkeeper, to the rapid growth of
block signaling which is In use along
these lines. There are some 12,408
signals east of Pittsburg, covering
2,385 miles of road.
Tho railroad has appointed six sig
nal apprentices who will be trained as
engineers to direct and plan signal
Installations. Apprentices in these
schools will serve a three years'
course. The first year will be given
to mechanical work with the repair
and construction gangs, the second
year will find them in the office of the
supervisor of signals, and the third
year will be devoted to outside work
on electric and electro-pneumatic ap
pliances. Missionaries of the 8udan.
'Missionaries wherever they work
have many difficulties to encounter
and many hardships to contend with,
but I doubt if there is any part of
the earth where tho missionary has
a harder time than In the Sndan,"
said Dr. A. C. Hudson of Los Angeles,
who spent several months in that
'Despite the effort of tho Govern
ment to stamp them out cannibalistic
practices are still prevalent In the
Sudan. The Government Is adopting
strong measures to punish those re
sponsible for such inhuman practices.
'The worship of their ancestors.
witchcraft and the employment of
witch doctors and fetich worship are
among the obstacles that confront the
missionary, but notwithstanding these
and other difficulties the work of
evangelization is producing encourag
ing results, and In Africa to-day there
ore more than 3,600,000 Christians."
He Couldn't Lose It.
All flushed and breathless, the well-
dressed young man picked up the hat
he had been chasing down the street
and leaned against a lamp-post to
Another, also breathing heavily,
came running up and took the hat out
of his hand.
"I'm much obliged," he said.
"For what?"
"This is my hat"
"Where's mine, then?"
"Hanging behind you at the end of
the string."
Then for the first time the young
man remembered his hat-guard. Suc
cess Magazine.
One of Those Foolish Questions.
A certain man, of rather a waggish
disposition, contends that his wife
has no imagination. A writer in the
Philadelphia Publlp Ledger tells why
he thinks so. At dinner one night he
chanced to mention a tragic circum
stance which he had read in the even
ing paper on the way homo.
It seemed that a passenger on a
transatlantic steamer had fallen over
board in mid-ocean, and had never
been seen again.
"Was he drowned?" asked his wife.
"Oh, no," answered the husband,
but he sprained his ankle, I believe.
Paper from the Okra Stem.
From extended experiments that
have recently been made at Macon
Ga., It has been found that a fine
grade of paper can be made from
pulp prepared from the okra stem, and
a plant for making paper from this
source Is likely to be erected In that
city at an early date. Okra is easily
grown in the southern states, and
could be produced in large quantities
as a papermaking plant. The plant
Is an herb belonging to the mallow
family, genus hibiscus. Its botanical
name is hibiscus esculentus.
Limited Monarchy.
A limited monarchy is one in which
the power and prerogatives of the
sovereign are limited by constitution
al provisions or by custom recognized
as law. The British empire is gov
erned by a limited monarchy. A lim
ited monarchy differs from an abso
lute monarchy In that in the latter
case the will of the monarch is abso
lute and the sovereign Is limited by
no constitutional barriers or regula
tions. Bering Sea Volcanic Islands.
The Bogoslofs are a group of three
small volcanic islands in the southern
part of Bering sea, and 37 miles north
west of the island of Unalaska. One
of these islands, Castle Rock, has
been known since 1796; Fire Island
has been known since 1883, while the
third one, Perry island, rose from the
sea about the time of the San Fran
cisco earthquake, in 1906. According
to a letter to Science, this island has
now sunk.
Meaning of Twins.
The Standard Dictionary defines a
twin as "one of two young produced
at a birth; said of human beings and
of beasts, and used mostly in the
plural." It will thus be seen that
"twins" means a pair that Is two
and a "pair of twins" would mean
One Worthless Without the Other.
"Experience," said Uncle Eben,
"may be a good teacher, but she's
liable to make folks spend a heap o'
valuable time stayln' after school,
learnln' the rudiments of common
France Grows Its Own Wheat.
Within the last two decades there
have been only two years when the
wheat crop of France did not cover
tat borne msmm.
W. B. HOLMES, Piuesident.
A. T. SEARLE, Vice Pees.
We want you to understand tlio reasons for the ABSOLUTE SECURITY
of this Bank.
HAS A CAPITAL OF - - - $100,000.00
MAKING ALTOGETHER - - 455 000.00
EVERY DOLLAR of which must bo ost
ii nas conauciea a growing ana successtui ousiness lor over HO years, serving
an increasing number of customers with fldeelity and satisfaction.
Its cash funds are protected by MODERN STEEL VAULTS.
All of these things, coupled with conservative management. Insured
by the CAREFUL PERSONAL ATTENTION constantly given the
B.aJlk ? SR&A&Z S S0Jt?S!(R&ble Board of Directors assures the patrons
of that SUPREME SAFETY which is the .prime essential of a good
Total Assets,
W. n. HOJME8
Ten Cents
grow to $9,504.
TWENTY CENTS SAVED daily would in fifty years
amount to $19,006.
The way to accumulate money is to savelsmall sumsjsystem
atically and with regularity.
At 3 per cent, compound luterest'money doubles itself, in 25
years and 164 days.
At 6 per cent, money doubles itself in 11 years and 327
If you would save 50 cents a day, in 50 years you would have
If you would save $1.00 a day, at the end of 50 years yon
would have $95,042.
Begin NOW a
Savings Account
at the
Money loaned to all Wayne counteans furnish
ing good security. Notes discounted. First
nior tgage on renl estate taken. Safest and cheap
en w av to send money to foreign countries Is by
drafts, to be bad at this bank. 9
The Kind Ton Have Always Bought, and which has been
in use for over 80 years, has borne the signature of
and has been made under his per-
fj , Bonal supervision since its infancy.
VZft S-eUotUli. Allow no one to deceive you in this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and" Just-as-good" are bufc
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children Expcrlenco against Experiment
Castorla is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
gorlc, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Karcotio
substance. Its ago is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and allays Feverishncss. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind
Colic. It relieves Toothing Troubles, cure3 Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates tho
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep
The Children's Panacea The Mother's Friend
Bears the
The Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
The Era of New Mixed Paints !
This year openj with a deluge of new mixed paints. A con
dition brought about by our enterprising dealers to get some kind
of a mixed paint that would supplant CHILTON'S MIXED
PAINTS. Their compounds, being new and heavily advertised,
may find a sale with the unwary.
There are reasons for tho pre-eminence of OHILTON PAINTS:
let No one can mix a better mixed paint.
2d The painters declare that it works easily and has won
derful covering qualities.
3d Chilton stands back of it, and will agree to repaint, at his
own expense, every surface painted with Chilton Paint that
proves defective.
i 4th Those who have used it are perfectly satisfied with it,
an4 reoommead its use to others.
H. S. SALMON, Cashier
W. J. WARD, Abs't Oashikr
before any dopositor can lose a PENNY.
every day will, in fifty years,
Honesdale Dime Bank
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