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K.B.HARDENDERGH. - - PRESIDENT
W. W. WOOD. - - MANAGER AND SKC'Y
0. B. DOBrUKOKR. M. B. ALLRN.
WILBOH. K. B. IIIEUKIUIHUU.
TT. W. WOOD.
FRIDAY, DEO. 17, 1000.
Some (not all) of the people who
complain about the proper bringing
up of children, and who talk the
most about home training, are those
who have no children, and It Is evi
dently a good thing that they haven't
for a home without patience and
charity, is a better place for a cat,
a- canary or even a parrot than for
a child with red blood.
There are a great? many people
surprised at the silence of the in
tensified Independent and goody-
goody Democratic newspapers of
this State regarding the $32,000 bid
(called election expenses) that Mr.
Munson mado for a seat on the Su
preme Court bench. If that gentle
man had been a Republican, big
head lines with plenty of black Ink
would have been in evidence, to
show up the audacity, rascality, ven
ality, of an attempt by the gang to
control the highest court of the state
and overthrow justice, but as the
$32,000 bidder belonged to their
gang mum is the word.
Pensions for Everybody.
Washington, Dec. 16. "An old
age home guard bill" was introduced
in the house by Representative Wil
son, of Pennsylvania. It provides
that all persons over 65 years of age
who have resided In the United States
for twenty-five years and have been
citizens for fifteen years not possess
ing property exceeding $1,500 In
value or with an income in excess of
$240 a year may be enrolled to re
ceive a pension of $120 a year, to be
paid quarterly. Mr. Wilson Is a
representative of organized labor.
Hobson Argues for Big Navy.
Washington, Dec. 15. "War Is In
evitable," declared Congressman
Richmond P. Hobson (Dem., Ala.),
the hero of Santiago, in a speech on
the "Philosophy of Naval Policy for
the United States," delivered In the
"As things are going the United
States will probably be In for defeat
In the first stages of the conflict," he
said. "Then it will have to prolong
,the war fop years, at fearful cost of
lives and treasure to ijacbieve vjet
ory." Hobson's plan to avert this calam
ity Is to build six battleships a year.
He says that that will make war
less likely and If It does come It will
insure speedy victory for Uncle
'"Congress should authorize not
less than four first class battleships,"
Hobson said. "England Is building
248,000 tons of warship displace
ment, Germany 211,000 tons, France
164000 tons, Russia 153,000 and t.he
United States only 103,000 tons, with
Japan close behind with 93,000 tons.
When these ships are completed the
United States will yield second place
among the naval powers to Germany
and be within the tonnage of one ship
ahead of France. Four battleships
this year is the minimum that will
retain tho United States In second
"The standing armies and first re
serves of the world ready for instant
war service number over 32,000,000.
They are just over the oceans from
American shores and these oceans
are no longer a barrier, but a means
of transportation. If America de
sires to continue to live unharmed
she must control the water between
our shores and those armies." He
said the possession of valuable ter
ritory is the first great cause of war
and the United States should prepare
to hold tho Panama zone and its
helpless possessions in tho Pacific
He spoke especially of Pearl Harbor,
near Honolulu, calling It "tho pivot
of 'the world, the most vital spot in
the history of the world." Control
of that harbor meant control of the
Pacific, he said.
The navy should be strong enough
to win, he declared, because "if a
, war ended in defeat our people
would never be satisfied and we
would enter upon a period of glgan
tic preparations to fight tho war over
again at some future day."
All modern wars, ho asserted, had
been won by the nationB with super
ior preparations for the contests and
the United States should place itself
In readiness by adding to the navy
six dreadnaughts a year.
Unbroken Chain of Misfortune.
The beginning was September 8,
1907, automobile caught fire while
on road; considerable damage; re
covered insurance wmcn covered
part of .loss. 1908 lost two cows,
one worth $28 swallowed In some
way, a darning needle, which pene
trated the heart; needle" was ex
tracted by owner; it was embedded
about 1V inch In heart. Second
cow worth $16 died with blood
polBonlng; lost .600 small chickens
ranging from one week to seven
weeks old; put average price low as
16 cents each $90.
On Sept. 24 th of samo year had
destroyed by fire one automobile
trortn $7,600; garage la which same
was stored also destroyed, valued at
1909 lost about 1000 small chicks
ranging in ago and price as the 1908
lot, 1909 value $150. ,
On Dec. 11th lost one One, largo
bay colt coming four years In spring,
value $175; disease, pneumonia.
The statements above are true
facts to the best of my judgment.
Several other minor losses not men
tioned would crowd well on the
upper end of one hundred dollars.
I would like to ask If this is not
nearly a record for tho length of
time for a farmer. Death Lake,
' December 13, 1 1909.
It is likely that the next Legisla
ture will be asked to amend the law
as It applies to the filing of expense
accounts by political parties and can
didates. Some Democratic papers
have directed attention to the
amount exnended by the Republican
State Committee, something less
than seventy thousand dollars, which
is not an unusual sum, as state ex
penses go. The purpose in thus
commenting in a public way on this
matter was undoubtedly to draw at
tention from the fact that the state
ment of expenses filed by the Demo
cratic Staie Committee was not a
compliance with the requirements of
the act, not by a long way. Their
statement Is evasive and only partly
true. They did not comply with the
law, either in spirit or In the letter.
The only reason tho papers were fil
ed bv the official in charge was be
cause the law does not provide a
remedy or clothe the omciai wun
ComDared with the amount dis
bursed by tho Republican State Com
mittee, the sum paid out ay Mr.
Munson, tho Democratic candidate
for the Supreme Court, seems ex
traordinary large. Mr. Munson
spent upward of $32,000 while mak
ing his campaign. This unusual ex-
nense moved some of the real in
dependent papers to remark that It
probably was a good thing, that air.
Munson was defeated, hinting tnat
he had not risen to a proper concep
tion of the dignity of the offlce for
which he was a candidate. His op
ponent, Judge Von Moschzlsker,
snent less than one-tenth of this
amount, and was elected. Defeat,
In this case, came high. And yet
our Democratic friends seem to have
overlooked this millionaire's con
tribution, while pointing to what the
opposite party paid out.
Governor Stuart has given no in
dication of his Durnose In naming a
successor to Judge Yon Moschzlsker,
who will leave the Phlladeipma
bench in January to take his place
among the justices of the Supreme
Court. The name of Attorney Gen
eral M. Hampton Todd had been
mentioned for the Dlace. but Mr.
Todd declined to permit his name to
be used.' If there is one thing more
than another concerning which tho
Governor exercises great care,, ijt Is
in the appointment of judges to fill
vacancies. He cannot be criticised
for this. The bench ought always to
be above adverse criticism.
The Pennsylvania State Railroad
Commission is looking around for a
good man to serve as Secretary to
that body, in place of Harry S. Cal
vert, who resigned to serve as re
ceiver of the Mercantile Trust Com
pany of Pittsburg. The place pays
S 4.0 00 a vear. That salary ought to
attract some poor fellow to go after
state Treasurer Sheatz announcea
last Saturday that he would draw
on the banks having state money on
deposit, for one million dollars, in
order to have sufficient available
funds to meet tho current expenses
nf the state covernraent. The fund
is carried in more institutions man
ever before, and this has reduced
tho amount usually carried in the
active depositories, so that he can
not secure enough by drawing on
them. The amount in the general
fund will dron to less than $5,000,-
000, which is the lowest It has been
for several years. At one time dur
ing the administration of Auditor
General Hardenbersh it came within
a few dollars of reaching $14,000,-
000, which was probably high water
Hundreds of people, from all parts
of the United States, as well as
from abroad, visit the beauti
ful Capitol every week. The Ab
hev nlc.tiires come In for a largo
share of the admlnratlon, though the
Senate and House chambers, the bu
nreme Court room, the reception
rooms nf tho Governor and of the
Lieutenant Governor, are sources of
surnrise and delight. The Barnard
statuary groups are expected to ar
rive in the SDrlntr. and these will
add much to the beauty and attrac
tiveness of the building.
N. B. HAUSE.
BEWARE OF OINTMENTS FOR OA
TARRII THAT CONTAIN ME IV
as, mercury will surely destroy tile
sense of smell and completely do
range the whole system when enter
lng It through the mucous surfaces.
Such articles should never bo used
except on prescriptions from reput
able physicians, as tho damago they
will do is ten fold to the good you
can possibly derive from them. Hall's
Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J,
Cheney & Co., Toledo, O., contains no
mercury, and is taken Internally,
acting directly upon the blood and
mucous surfaces of the system. In
buying Hall's Catarrh Cure be sure
you get the genuine. It is taken in
ternally and made in Toledo, Ohio
by F. J. Cheney & Co. Testimonial
Sold by Druggists. . Price 76c. per
. Take, Hall's Family, PUIs;. for eon-
Bupauos. , ,
THREE NATION INTERESTED.
Monster Airship to Solvo . Pacific
Coast Problem of Protection;
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 11.
While tho Pacific Blope and Washt
ington, D. C, and Hawaii, and Alas
ka, and various other spots where
Undo Sam's folks dwell are fretting
because tho Pacific fleet is not being
Increased fast enough to protect the
Western coast of the United States.,
and while reports and rumors of mys
terious aerial battle fleets hovering
over Toklo are disturbing tho Bleep
of the heads of the leading powers,
two young Portland inventors are
quietly completing a monster aerial
battleship which they believe will
solve temporarily at least the Pacific
Coast problem of protection.
Whether they are right or not, will
bo demonstrated within a very few
weeks. Representatives of at least
two nations have become tremend
ously Interested in the coming de
monstration. One of these nations Is the United
States, another Is Russia, Japan is
tho other. Tho United States 'Gov
ernment has already sent an officer
to inspect the ship and drawings, and
data of the craft are now In the hands
of the War Department. Russia has
notified the builders that there is a
$3,000,000 prize for any aerial craft
that can carry a fighting crew and a
battery of two lyddite or other long
rang explosive guns.
Just to what extent the Japanese
government has interested Itself Is
not definitely known.
But within tho last few weeks
three Japanese have been ejected
from the big building where the ship
is being built and the American Tool
Works where the propellers and
helicopters and engines are under
way. One of the Japanese had
drawings of the new propeller, an
other had data regarding the con
struction of the patent engines and
another was "just snooping around."
E. P. Prebble and J. J. Rekar are
tho two men who have for months
been working In secret to build an
aerial battleship that can sail for
days without alighting, without need
lng to take on more fuel, without
coming In rang of earth guns and
that can travel at a rate of speed
that will make headway against any
wind. Only when the Japanese spies
became active did even Portland
people realize what was being done
In the big "agricultural building out
at the fair grounds.
The Prebble-Rekar ship now near-
ing completion is 204 feet long and
35 feet wide amldshlp the biggest
craft, outside the Zeppelin yet built
type now under construction In the
and the only one of the Zeppelin
United States. It is driven and pull
ed by a double set of propellers, two
In the rear and two forward. It has
gliders, on the aeroplane principle,
on each side, designed to allow the
ship to soar for miles without the
use of its engines. Vertically
through its center are set three hell
copters working on the principle of
the old water screw of Archimedes,
which serve to raise to Its buoyancy
and dirlglblllty without the neces
sity of momentum imparted by the
Without its machinery, the bg
craft is Just a baloon, of 11 compart
ments, kept In the wind by Its rud
der, capable of soaring and gliding
by the manipulation of its heiicop
ters and big planes.
The frame is built of spruce and is
much lighter than any yet construct'
ed. The engines are of a secret com
position nearly as light as aluminum
and as tough as the hardest nickel
steel. They are driven not by gaso
line, but by a chemical gas wnich Is
also used to inflate the balloor In
midair If necessary. The propellers
are of a new type that experts as
sert allow no escape of air.
Two German experts visiting tho
coast recently spent a day in inspec
tion of the ship and when they were
through said that so far as theory
went the ship was ahead of the best
that Zeppelin had produced.
"Fly? Of course it will fly? says
I am not an airship man. I am
a backer of long chances and never
lost one yet. The ship Is lighter
than air. it has to go up. The en
glnes certainly will turn the pro
pellers, so It has to go ahead. If
we went to come down probably we
won't have much trouble. That has
never been a serious problem,
though picking the soft spots has
sometimes bothered some man birds.
Anyway I will put $60,000 In this
ship. My diamonds and my homo
and everything else I can raise money
on are going Into cloth and metal
and wire, and I am as sure that wo
are going to make the best flight yet
made in this country as I am, that I
will bo the worst busted airship
crank In the world If we don't fly."
Tho first trial flight will probably
be made within six weeks. It is pro
posed to make a flight under war
conditions abovo the aera of ground
batteries, and to drop winged bombs
In tho heart of Portland and of tho
State capital, Salem, 50 miles dis
tant, to show Just how much value
present fortifications would be to tho
coast If an aerial fleet came this way.
Elevating Influence of Base Ball.
Baseball, the most popular of
American games, was recently Intro
duced in Cuba. At Havana, where
the first game was played, twenty
thousand people watched the sport
and enjoyed it. This large number
seems all the more remarkable be
cause a bullfight had been adverts
ed to take place simultaneously with
the ball game but had to be aban
doned for lack of patronage.
Let us hope that the disreputable
and degrading, bullfight may find its
permanent 'successor in American
THEY MAY HELP YOU
ON'T think that you aro too
poor to keep Christmas,
You can't be so poor as all
Don't spend so much on Christmas
that you can't get even with the
butcher and grocer until March.
Don't give presents that are a
pleasure for ten minutes and a bur
den and a worry for ten years.
Don't, young women, buy neckties
for your men folks; don't encourage
them in being bigger guys than neces
Don't give a drum to the children
of your enemy who works nights. A
watchman's rattle is just as good,
and It Is cheaper.
Don't give your wife something
she doesn't care for just because you
want It yourself. This "don'ts"
works the other way just as well.
Don't forget that a basket of fruit
or a box of flowers 1b just as nice a
present in many cases as something
that will Just last a good deal Ion-
Don't try to find the price marks
on tho gifts you receive. If the gifts
are worth having they moan some
thing above dollars and cents.
Don't forget tho Bob Cratchlta and
the Tiny Tims that is, unless you
are unregenerato Old Scrooge, in
which case forgetfulness can be ex
plained. Don't put off everything to the
last, because you had better for the
joy of your friends glvo nothing
than wear yourself out, and be as
cross as two sticks when the blessed
Don't waste any of your pity on
the long haired youths who lie at the
bottom of the heap in football scrim
mages. You will need all your pity
for yourself In the rush at the holl
Don't check off each gift you re
ceive against each present that you
gave and calculate- whether you
made or lost. Christmas is not the
time to be any smaller or meaner
than you can help.
Don't oppress children who are
satiated to sadness with toys already
by giving them more. There are
other ways of making them happy,
or if there are not It is because they
are spoiled with many pleasures and
are the most pitiful beings alive. In
that case let them try doing some
thing for poor children, who are
blessed in powers of 'enjoyment, and
see if the capacity won't prove catch
Don't neglect, if you aro a woman,
to lay in a stock of some simple
things like handkerchiefs and
sachet bags for unexpected emergen
cies if you like to meet various peo
ple with a reasonable token.
Don't set your own happiness up
as, the chief thing to be looked out
for at 'Christmas time. Try to make
other people happy and forget your
self, then you will be surprised to
see how really happy ydu are.
Don't give a book to a man with a
big library or a picture to the man
who makes a specialty of the fine
arts unless you know pretty well
what he wants. Ten to one he'd
rather do the buying of such things
Don't write your name or any
body else's on cards if you send
them. No one can keep a lot of such
truck, and it is often highly conveni
ent just to send them on their trav
els to carry Christmas greeting to
other people. And why not? Buf
Christinas Packages In the Mail.
The approaching holiday season
brings to mind that if it is important
to do Christmas shopping early it Is
equally Important to see that gifts
to be sent by mail are sent at such
a time that they will not be delayed
in the congestion of tho numerous
packages usually mailed two or
three days prior to Christmas. While
extra clerks are employed on the
mall trains to handle the Increased
amount ofmall yet this augmented
force cannot promptly handle the
Immense accumulation when it is
suddenly dumped in tho postofflce.
If you desire good service, see that
your packages are securely wrapped
anu tied, and that the full postage
Is paid thereon, that tho name and
address of the party to whom it Is
sent is plainly written thereon in
ink, and also your own name and
address preceded by the word
"from." If the package Is mailed
one week or ten days before the 25th,
you can be sure that It will be
handled promptly and reach Its des
tination in good time.
A woman physical scientist who,
unfortunately, was rather stout, was
one night lecturing on physical cul
ture, and, in describing to her audi
ence the beauty of a symmetrical
figure, went on to say that the prop
er proportions of the body should be
"Twice round my finger, once
round my wrist; twico round my
wrist, once round my neck; twice
round my neck, once round my
Voice from the back "Twice
round your' waist, mum, once round
Hyde Park." Belfast Northern
CASTOR I A
lor Is&at and GMldm.
fti KM Ym Kfttt Atwiyt tag!!
Controlling One's Temper.
It Is about time that people under
stood the difference between losing
one's tompor and controlling the pas
sions that lead to an exhibition of
undue, excitement Ofton and often
has this sentence been uttered to
children when they have become
wrought up to tho highest tension:
"Don't lose your temper." It is not
losing ono's temper at all when he
allow his anger or rage to get the
better of him. On the contrary, he
permits It to gain and keep the mas
tery when he mantfosts any quality
that Is not in keeping with his high
er nature. The girl or boy who can
keep calm and unruffled under try
ing circumstances is sure to come
out the victor. Controlling the tem
per consists simply in guiding tho
thoughts Into the right channel, not
allowing them for one Instant to get
the better of one's judgment and
reason, and It can be acquired by
young and old without much diffi
culty. May Hook Snckcrs Through tho Ice.
A great deal of trouble was occa
sioned in this section last year owing
to the fact that fishermen who had
hooked suckers under the Ice were
liable to be hailed before a Justice
However, thoro is now a remedy
made for this situation. Representa
tive Eugono Kinney, had an amend
ment to the regular "fishing bill"
adopted by tho Legislature, so that It
Is now lawful to hook suckers from
underneath tho ice in any Btream, in
cluding trout streams. The hooking
may be done with a line containing
nor more than three hooks or a burr
hook may be used. In explanation of
tho burr hook It may be said that this
Is an appliance on the end of a pole
which contains three hooks. Each
pole dare not contain any more than
three hooka or the parties violating
the law In this respect, will be amen
able to It and subject to a fine.
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; ftolders,
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.
are YOU in
The world has always been diy'dedin'to' iwo classes those who have
saved, thoBO who have spent the'thVifty-and the extravagant.
s 'I '.'tin )(-':!
It is the savers who have built1 the houses, the mills, the bridges, the
railroads, the ships and all the other great works which stand for man's
advancement and 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.
That Means Furniture
LOW, MEDIUM and HIGH GRADE GOODS
PARLOR SUITS . TAB ELS
MORRIS CHAIRS FANCY ROCKERS
LADIES' DESKS MUSIC CABINETS
SPLENDID LEATHER ROCKERS
Good Substantial Christmas Presents
; A BIG ASSORTMENT
CALL AND SEE.WHATftWE HAVE
CIMBS TO SWEM BY
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every one a leader, you
get the best that can be
had for the money.
A particular smoker ap
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from the best sellers this
world over and ore second
to none In Quality and
Imported, Clear Hava
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tic from 48 cts. for a box
of 12, to $5.25 for a box
Just Good Cigars.
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THE CIGAR MAN
041 Main Street.
OUR six foot show case full of
Ladies' and Gent's Gold and Gold
Filled Watches. Three hundred dif
ferent designs to select from.
SOMMER, The Jeweler.
EDWIN F. TORRE Y
ALBERT C. LINDSAY