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THK OITIZKN, "WEDNESDAY, DBC, 8, 190.
It Will bo Issued by Governor Stuart
Within Few Days.
The ratification by the voters of
the State ot nine ot the proposed
constitutional amendments and the
schedule which Is to carry them In
to effect wlirbe formally proclaimed
by Governor Stuart within a few
days. Under the constitution the
Governor Is charged with proclaim
ing results of certain elections, and
Attorney General Todd has outlined
a form In which the results of the
election on the proposed amend
ments will be announced. The proc
lamation Is now being prepared at
the office of Secretary of the Com
monwealth McAfee and will set
forth each amendment as outlined
on the ballot and give the vote for
and against each one. It will also
announce that the amendments will
become effective according to the
schedule, as well as noting the fact
that the seventh amendment was de
feated. This will be the first procla
mation of the kind Issued since
1901, when three amendments were
According to the ballot tho voters
were called upon to vote for ten
amendments and a schedule which
provided for the carrying into ef
fect of the amendments. Summed
up, the various amendments revis
ed certain portions of tho state con
stitution, and had for their purpose
the abolition of the February elec
tions, and provided that the general
or state elections shall be held In
November in tho even-numbered
years and the municipal elections In
the odd-numbered years. Amend
ment seven provided that election
officers shall be elected bl-cnnlally
but gave to the legislature the right
to determine whether the election
officers should be appointed.
Virtually all of the amendments
are based upon the same thing, and
as outlined by the political leaders
mean nothing more than the aboli
tion of the February election and
the arrangement of the election of
officers to conform with that prop
osition. The term of election officers will
be two years, that of assessors, con
stables, school directors, council
men, supervisors and of all city and
county officers will be four years,
ana that of justices of the peace,
aldermen, and magistrates will be
County officers elected In 1907 and
1909 will each serve four years, but
those elected 1 nl908 will serve only
The February (municipal) election
will be held in 1910, as heretofore,
but all election officers, chosen at
that election will serve until the first
Monday in December, 1911.
All officers chosen at the Febru
ary election, 1910, to officers the
term of which Is now four years or
the term of which is made four
years by the proposed amendments,
shall serve until the first Monday in
All Justices of the peace; alder
men and magistrates elected in
February, 1910, shall serve until
the first Monday in December, 1915,
and therefore the terms of all city,
ward, borough, township and elec
tion officers 'Shall begin on the first
Monday of December in odd-numbered
All city, ward, borough and town
ship officers holding office when the
proposed amendments are adopted
and whose terms end in 1911 shall
continue In oftce until the first Mon
day In December, 1911.
State officers, congressman and
members of the general assembly
will be elected at the general elec
tion in November of the even num
bered years and all other officers
will be elected at the municipal elec
tion in November of the odd-numbered
years. This provision, how
ever, has no reference to elections
of judges of the courts, who may be
elected In any year, nor to special
elections to fill vacancies.
At the general election In 1910
the ballot will be headed by candi
dates for Governor, Lieutenant Gov
ernor and Secretary of Internal Af
fairs; In 1912 by the presidential
electors, tho state treasurer and the
auditor general. All other officers
county, city, borough, ward and
townships will be elected In the
Odd-numbered senatorial districts
will elect senators in the year of tho
presidential elections, and even
numbered senatorial districts will
elect senators in the year of tho
Pyucrry Rainfall for November.
1909, 8 days, and trace six days,
1.G7 Inches. Compared with last
year, six days and trace 7 days, only
three-fourths of oue Inch, Is least
record for this month for 39 years;
and the most was 7.1 inches In
1886; average 2.95 Inches. Snow
this year three days with trace two
days 5.5 inches. Last year four
days, and trace four days made six
Inches. 1886 most snow in Novem
ber, 34 Inches. Average for 62 yrs.
is 6.4 inches.
Note. If the hall and sleet storm
on the 24th and 26th, had been all
snow it should have measured 14
Inches, near like the snow storm on
Nov. 16th and 16th, 1906, which
measured 17 inches,
November Temperature High
est this year, 1st, 78 degrees which
Is highest record for 42 years. Low
est was 7th, 15 degrees, last year
16th, two degrees, and lowest record
26th, 1880, six below tero. Dally
range varied from four decree on
the 18tb, to 46 degrees oa the 1st;
average 21.8. Warweet day eatfee
2d, mean. 66 degrees, and coldest
day on the 25th, mean 22.5 dogs.
Mean for month 40.8 degrees, last
year 35.5. Warmest November,
1902, mean, 43, and coldest 1873,
mean 26.4. Average, 42 years 35.4
degrees. Twelve days were clear,
eight fair and ten cloudy; average
51 per cent, of sunshine, (last year
38); prevailing wind, northwest.
U. S. dally weather maps reported
first zero weather at Battleford, C.
N. on the 12th, 14 below; and' same
place 20 below 20th and 22d, prob
ably lower 21st, that day no map.
At Chatham ten below 13th, On
our side, lowest 17 below In' Colo
rado on the 16th.
First part of this-month on warm
days we saw hundreds of .dandelion
flowers, and a few other hardy kinds
In pasture fields, while pansy and a
few other flowers were blooming in
some of our yards.
Dyberry, Pa., Dec. 1, 1909.
WOItK FOU CONGRESS.
Defects In Pore Pood Law to bo
Remedied at Next Session.
During the present Congress one
ot the questions to be thrashed out
will undoubtedly be the revision- of
the pure food laws to meet the de
mands of the general body ot con
sumers for still further improve
ments in the methods m vogue in
many food factories.
One of the points overlooked in
the original act was the treatment
of peaches and apricots In canning
plants. It is the practice of many
canneries to immerse peaches in a
boiling solution of caustic soda and
allow the fruit to stew in this chemi
cal until the skins of the fruit are
eaten loose. The fruit ts then put
through several washings until the
skins are washed away. This pro
cess is about a cent and a half or
two cents a can cheaper than peel
ing by knife. Those who are call
ing attention to this chemical treat
ment say that the use of the lye Is
not the worst feature of the pro
cess, but contend that in order to
use this cheap peeling process it is
necessary to use green and unripe
trult for canning. Ripe fruit will
not stand the lye-process but be
comes discolored and disintegrated
In the caustic soda. The little flavor
which the unripe peaches have is
killed by the lye treatment so that
the result is a woody, tasteless,
canned peach which depends for
flavor on the syrup which is added
in the canning process.
The way to tell a lye-peeled peach
Is to wash away the syrup and then
taste the fruit. If It Is tasteless and
pulpy the chances are It is a lye-
In the several washings to which
the peach is subjected after It is
peeled by lye, most of the chemical
Is undoubtedly washed away but it
any of it' is left tho consumer gets
it with his fruit.
Congress did not mention this
subject in the pure food laws, con
sequently the canners who "use this
method are not compelled to state
the fact on their labels. The pres
ent agitation has for Its purpose the
enactment of a measure to remedy
It this movement proves success
ful every canner will have to state
on his label if the peaches he used
were pecleu by caustic soda or any
other chemical. That of course will
put the question right up to the con
sumer. If they would as soon eat
fruit which has been soaked in lye
they can do so. Many of course will
prefer to have their fruit handled
In the good old-fashioned kitchen
way, by knlfe-peellng, which also
means much for the quality of can
ned fruit by keeping Intact the ori
ginal fruit flavor.
The last two years have seen a
great advance in the methods used
in various canneries and with the
new law a still further advance in
the direction of wholesome produc
tion will be assured. When the
processes employed In canneries are
known to be perfectly wholesome,
there will be a greater use of can
ned fruits and the final result will
be profitable for all concerned, In
cluding the farmer who will get a
greater market for his product.
Why Erlo Bought Pennsylvania Ooal
Testimony in a recent govern
ment coal suit made public here re
cently, described how tho Erie rail
road, In buying the Pennsylvania
Coal Company, had In view not the
formation of an anthracite trust,
but tho saving of itself from insol
vency. The testimony was by.Eben
B. Thomas, president of the Lehigh
The government's accusation in
regard to the Erie's purchase of the
Pennsylvania company was that It
was part of an "illegal combination."
Mr. Thomas, in his testimony, flat
ly contradicted this view. After
saying that he was president of the
Erie at the time, he continued:
"The purchase was made on my
initiative The company had done
business in connection with the Erie
road for more than forty years. It
leased to the Erie road a branch be
tween Hawley and Lackawaxen,
which the Erie used to transport
the coal, first when It was brought
to Hawley by plane, and afterward
when tho Pennsylvania Coal com
pany built the Erie and Wyoming
Valley to that point, to connect
with them and distribute their ton
nage The Pennsylvania Coal com
pany always wanted a larger divis
ion of the rate than I was willing
to allow them. Like all sellers, they
did net tBwk the? et emeHgh. I
titopgfct tfer.it tee -arafe. I tee
It was a valuable piece of property.
I know the loss ot Its tonnage to tho
Erlo railroad meant ruin.
"They bought tho roadbed of the
old Delaware and Hudson canal,
which has been abandoned. They
bad formed a .now company, pro
posing to extend their Erie and
Wyoming road, In which the Erie
owned 49' per cent., to the Hudson
river. I opposed the building of
that road by all the means I could
command before the railroad com
missioners, but they got their certi
ficate. I followed It to the courts
and was defeated. I did not eipect
to prevent the building of another
road. I cared nothing about wheth
er they built ono road or a hundred,
if I had the tonnage.
"I wanted time for negotiation,
ana after a very long time, nearly
two years, I succeeded in inducing
J. Pierpont Morgan & Co., the vot
ing trustee, to purchase that proper
ty for the account of the Erie rail
road. "They did so, and that Is the one
thing that made the Erie property
a solvent property, and It Is their
salvation to-day. Without It, they
would have been In bad shape, and
I look back to no act in my fifteen
years' experience on that road with
which I am better satisfied, and in
which I feel that I did better work
for them than In that purchase. It
has been a remunerative commer
"I took special pains to disclose to
no other man in the anthracite re
gion what I was doing, nor in the
anthracite business, for fear that
they would want to get In on that.
I was working to protect and to
hold to the road the tonnage that
It had always enjoyed. So far from
there being any combination in that,
there never was the slightest sus
picion of it. None of the officers
of the Lehigh Valley had anything
to do with It, and I doubt the pos
sibility of their having any knowl
edge of it. There was no combina
tion, there was no consolidation,
there was no agreement; it was as
clean, straightforward a transaction
as ever took place In the transpor
tation business of this or any other
country, out of which I made not one
Mr. Thomas also told how Mark
Hanna, who was piloting the Re
publican National campaign In 1900,
visited J. Pierpont Morgan and beg
ged that the anthracite operators
accede to the miners' demands, as
a labor fight would Jeopardise the
hope of a Republican victory at the
polls, and how the appeal was successful.
A GREAT SHOW.
Really, Tills is a Powerful Play,
"St. Elmo," the story your grand
mother read when she was a girl,
the story your mother read with
equal avidity, and the same story
you read yourself and your daugh
ter, (If you have one) Is "Just crazy
about" has been dramatized by
Willard Holcomb, who secured ex
clusive rights from Mrs. Augusta J.
Evans Wilson shortly before her
death; and the first successful stage
version, as well as the only au
thorized one, under direction of
Vaughan Glaser will appear at the
Lyric on Friday, Dec. 10th.
"St. Elmo" was first produced un
der personal direction of Mr. Hol
comb at the Academy of Music,
Richmond, Va., the former home of
Mrs. Wilson, and was so successful
that the producing rights were se
cured by Mr. Glaser, who will not
only make it the feature of his re
pertory In the cities where he Is
personally popular as a stock star.
This production is under the per
sonal direction of Messrs. Glaser
and Holcomb, who aim to make "St.
Elmo" a standard attraction, like
"The Old Homestead." The scenery
has been painted from the original
models while the furniture and cos
tuming of the quaint period "Befo'
the wah" are exactly the same In
all cases. The company has been
selected with a view to giving the
best possible ensemble performance
with no star save "St. Elmo." In
reality, it is a life-sized illustrated
edition of the story you have al
ways admired, condensed and
adapted for dramatic effect.
At the Lyric Theatre next Friday
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BEAVER COLONY IN JERSEY.
Have Flooded Valnablo Load and
Can Do Nothing Because Penal
ties for Killing are Severe.
When the New Jersey Legislature
a few years ago passed a law for
bidding tho taking ot beaver in the
State under the penalty ot $100 fine
for each beaver and possibly Jail,
it was subjected to ridicule, for then
the beavers had all been' taken.
Since then the beaver has been re
turning to the state from some
where, particularly to Sussex coun
ty, where several colonies have es
Some of these have Increased so
that the colony on Lubber Run In
Bryan township contains forty of
the busy dam builders. There aro
smaller colonies on tho streams
near Blair, one not far from Two
Bridges, and another at an ancient
home of these animals, Beaver
Lake. At all of these places they
have chopped down trees and built
their dams across the streams.
The big colony on Lubber Run Is
becoming a serious problem to the
dwellers in Its vicinity. Tho beavers
have thrown a dam across the run
at a point where the adjoining land
Is level with the banks of the
stream. This has turned the modest
little creek Into a lake that has
flooded several acres of the fine
bottom land on the farm of John
Hovel, to his material damage.
The beaver dam Is so solidly
woven and fortified In construction
that it has defied all of Farmer
Hovey's efforts to make a break In
It so the water In the lake It has
backed up over his farm might be
drained. Tho penalty for trapping
the colony and getting them out of
tho way of doing further, damage In
their efforts to re-establish their
race In New Jersey would amount
to almost as much as the value of
his farm, and it might also land him
in jail, so that Is out of the ques
tion. Farmer Hovey has applied to the
New Jersey Fish and Game Com
mission for authority to do some
thing that will relieve tho situation.
If that body has no power to aid
htm and the beavers continue to take
possession of his land he will try
what a suit for damages against the
State will do for him.
At the present time the beavers
are busy building their winter huts
around the lake they have made and
evidently purpose becoming perman
From Piko County for Thomas F.
Ryan's New York Sidewalk.
Mill Rift, Pa., Dec. 4. On an or
der from the contractor who Is to
lay them in the sidewalk in front of
Thomas F. Ryan's residence In New
York a shipment of the largest blue
stone flags ever used in a pavement
is being quarried near this place.
Three of tho stones are now
ready. They are 22 feet long, 10
feet long; 20 feet long, 10 feet
wide, and 20 feet long, 12 feet
wide, all being 10 Inches thick. The
others of the order will be of cor
responding large size.
The largest flag stone put down in
a New York pavement before this Is
the stone used in front of one of the
Vanderbilt residences. It was quar
ried In this vicinity twenty-five years
ago, and measured 19 by 9 feet and
was 9 Inches thick. A single flag
stone 24 by 12 feet and 12 inches
thick was shipped to Cleveland, O.,
last weok from a quarry near here,
on the Sullivan county side of the
The Delaware valley and abutting
hills, on both sides of the river from
Mill Rift to Deposit, 100 miles, are
ono immense, blue stone quarry, but
the rapid growth of the cement in
dustry throughout the country is
seriously affecting the output of
flagging stone from this great de
posit. A Shakespearian Romance.
Who were the lovers? Romeo
What was their courtship like?
A midsummer night's dream.
What was her answer to his pro
posal? As you like it.
Of whom did Romeo buy the ring?
The merchant of Venice.
What time of the month were
they married? Twelfth night.
Who were the ushers? Two gen
tlemen of Verona.
Who were the best man and
maid ot honor? Anthony and Cleo
patra. Who gave the reception? Merry
wives of Windsor.
In what kind ot a place did they
What caused their first quarrel?
Much ado about nothing.
What was her disposition like?
What did they give each other
when quarrelling? Measure for
What did their courtship prove to
be? Love's labor lost.
What did their home life resem
ble? A comedy of errors.
What did their friends say?
"All's well that end's well."
Average of Fatal Accident.
In connection with the present ac
tivity with regard to the reduction ot
fatalities In coal mine It is of Inter
est to compare the following Average
ot fatal accidents a thousand em
ployees: Anthracite miners, Penn
sylvania, .;; mlaceHaseeus steel
and Iron workers, PenaaylTaala, 4.S0;
nut and belt work era, Peswylvanla,
6.40; railway employees, United
REPORT OP THE CONDITION
WAYNE CQUNTYSAV1KGS BANK
BOsTUDALS, WAIHK CO., PA.,
at the close ot business, Nov. 6,190.
Reserve fund I
Cash, specie and notes, H8.M0 SO
I.e?al securities ti.OOO 00
Due from approved re
serve accnts 118311 61-212,182 11
Nickels, cents and fractional cur
rency. 143 61
Checks and cash Items 2.UWA&
Due fromllanksand Trust Co's.not
reserve agents 15,093 03
Hills discounted not due, $331,115 62
Bills discounted, time
loans with collateral... 14,039 0
Loans on calUwlth col
lateral i.wv 104,623 75
Loans on call upon one
name. 4,550 00
Loans on call upon two or
more names 63,726 75
Loans secured by bond
and mortrace...., 21.300 577,353 02
Investment securities owned ex
clusive of reserve bonds, vis :
Stocks. Bonds, etc. 1.M5.872 21
- Mortgages and judg
ments oi recora.... a,ffia 77 z,043.ki ss
Office Building and Lot 27.000 00
Other Keal Kstatc 6,000 00
Furniture and Fixtures 2,000 00
Overdrafts 217 00
Miscellaneous Assets..... 400 00
Capital Stock, paid in f 100.000 00
Surplus Fund 310,000 00
Undivided Profits, less expenses
and taxes paid 84,143 35
Deposits subject to check $100,912 81
Time certificates of de
posit ,. 3,238 78
Saving Fund Deposit. 2,190,XZI lfi
Cashier's check outst'g 271 29-2,3554246 N
Due to Commonwealth 'Aj.uw vu
Due to banks and Trust Cos. not re
serve agents 11,891 54
Dividends unpaid gu 00
State of Pennsylvania, County of wayne. ss:
I, H. Scott Salmon, Cashier of the above
named Company, do solemnly swear that the
above statement Is true, to the best of my
knowledge and belief.
(Signed) H. S. SALMON. Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to.before me this 13th
day ot Nov. 1909.
(Signed) ROBERT A. SMITH, N, P.
W. B. Holmes, )
F. P. Kimui.k, V Directors.
11. J. Conger, J
$4.50 Fancy Rocker for $3.15
because we make them.
For this handsome and comfortable
fancy Rocker In Golden Quartered Oak
and Mahogany finish. Large size, s&aped
wood seat, easy arms, shaped banister
back.- A C rat-class fancy Rocker In every
detail. Retails for (4.50 and above.
Buying direct from us elimi
nates the dealers and jobbers
profit. Write TODAY for
our latest catalogue. Free.
BIHGHAMTON, N. Y.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
undersigned, a registered student at
law in the office of Victor A. Decker,
Esq., of the Wayne county bar, will
make application to the State Board of
Law Examiners, to be examined on the
7th and 8th days of Dec, 1909, for ad
mission to the bar of the supreme Court
of Pennsylvania, and to the bar of the
Court of Common Pleas of Wayne Co.
CHAS. S. HOUCK.
Honfisdale, Pa., Oct. 9 1909. 2eo:3
For New Late Novelties
SPENCER, The Jeweler
"Guaranteed articles only sold."
ARIUVAIj AND departure of
Delaware & Hudson R. It.
Trains leave at 6:65 a. m., and
12:25 and 4:30 p. m.
Sundays at 11:05 a. m. and 7:15
Trains arrive at 9:65 a. m., 3:1&
and 7:31 p. m.
Sundays at 10:16 a. m. and 6:60
Erie R. R.
Trains leave at 8:26 a. m. and
2:48 p. a.
Sundays at 2:48 p. m.
Trains arrive at 1:40 and 8:68
Saturdays, arrives at 8:46 amf
leaves at 7:10.
&u4&ys at T:2 p. m.
AirertlM ta k CHIcw.
. ATTORNEY A COUNBKLOB-AT-LAW.
.Office. Masonic bonding, second Doer
M. H. LEE,
ATTORNEY A COUNBELOR-AT-LAW.
Ollloe over Dost office. All lecal business
promptly attended to, Ilonesdale, Pa,
. ATTORNEY A COUNBELOR-AT-LAW,
Office Liberty Hall building, opposite the
Post Office, Ilonesdale, Pa.
ATTORNEY A COUN8ELOR-AT-LAW.
Office over Kelt's store. Ilonesdale Pa.
. ATTORNEY A COUNBELOR-AT-LAW.
Office near Court Houso Ilonesdale. Pa.
. ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR-AT-LAWJ
Office vcr Post Office. Ilonesdale, Pa
Charles a. Mccarty,
ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR-AT-LAW.
Special and prompt attention given to the
collection ot claims. Office over Kelt's naw
store. Honesdale, Pa,
. ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR-AT-LAWi
Office over tho Dost office Ilonesdale, Pa.
. ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR-AT-LAW,
Office in the Court House, Ilonesdale.
ATTORNEY A COUNBELOR-AT-LAW,
Patents itnd pensions secured. Office In the
Scbucrbolz bulldlne Ilonesdale. Pa.
PETER H. ILOFF,
ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR-AT-LAW.
Office-Second floor old Savings Brnk
bulldlne. Ilonesdale. Pa.
p M. SALMON,
XL. ATTORNEY A COVNS-ELOR-AT-LAW
Office-Next door to 1 est tfTUe. Formerl
occupied bv V II, Dlninilck. Ilonesdale. Pa
DR. E. T. BROWN,.
Office First floor, old Savings l$anlbulld.
Inc. Ilonesdale, Pa.
Dr. C. K. BRADY. Dentist. Honesdale,Pa. J
Office IIobrs-8 a. m. to 5 p. m
Any evenine by appointment.
Citizens' phone. 33 Residence. No. P6-X
DR. H. B. SEARLES,
Office and residence 1019 Court Tstreet
telephones. Office Hours 20 to 4:00 and
LIVERY. Fred. G. Rickard has re
moved his livery establishment from
corner Church street to Whitney's Stone
PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
FIRST CLASS OUTFITS. 75yl
JOSEPH N. WELCH
The OLDEST Fire Insurance
Agency in Wayne County.
Office: Second floor Masonic Build
ing, over C. C. Jadwin's drug store,
If you don't insure with
us, we both lose.
White Mills Pa.
g O. G.'WEAVER,
1127 H Main St., HONESDALE.
We have the sort of tooth brushes that are
made to thoroughly cleanse and save t
They are the kind that clean teeth wttbeat
eaviog vour mouth rail ot bristles.
We recommend those oottlnc S6 osata eff
store, as we can guarantee them and wn re
place, tree, any that anew detects ot mnu
factor within three stoatnt.
O. T. CHAHBER5,
a H. StetUa, WNWAU8, PA,