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WEDNESDAY, KEH. 2!J, 1010.
What If Missouri bus no poets?
Tlioro's more money In raisins mules
We call attention, as worthy of
reading and consideration, to the ar
ticle wo print In this issue under the
head of "Phenomenal Kallroad He
suits." These results go to show
that the Erie railroad is fast forg
ing to the very front In progressive
railroading. They have gathered
together a force of railroad men
whobo equal for efficiency can not
bo found on any othur railroad or
ganisation on this continent. Every
detail of operation along safe,
prompt and profitable lines to the
traveling and shipping public, have
been brought to a condition that is
remarkable, and each month reports
are issued from head-quarters which
show a steady, upward increase In the
volume of business handled, prompt
delivery of freight, and a record of
arriving and departure of passenger
trains on time, that is not surpassed
by any other road; and the men be
hind the guns, the intelligent, faith
ful, hard-working corps of operating
employees deserve great credit for
the high state of efficiency acquired
through their devotion to. and ability
displayed in the discharge of their
A nation never tires of honoring
the birth of its greatest men. The
22nd of February brings to us the
one hundred and seventy-eighth an
niversary of the birth of George
Washington, and celebrations in his
honor will lie held in every section
of this broad land.
Washington was great as the world
measures greatness and there is a
constant calling to mind his earthly
deeds to true greatness. It is true
he did not have to struggle with pov
erty, as so many of our Americans,
who have obtained greatness have
done, for his parents were wealthy
for the times in which ho lived. But
his wealth did not, as Is so generally
the case, fasten upon him idle and
dissolute habits. From the begin
ning of his career until its close his
life was a busy and active one, free
from vices of every kind. Indeed,
Washington's morality has ever been
Veld up as an example for the youth
and even the mousing historian has
failed in his attacks upon it. His
devotion to his country in times of
war and peace are conspicuous feat
ures. His public services as Presi
dent were devoid of selfishness and
ambitious motives, free from party
prejudices and prompted by motives
that he believed to be for the best
interests of the nation. In purity
f character and freedom from vices
f every kind, Washington stands
as a model for American youth.
His reply to his Indignant father,
whose Impetuous naturo was arous
ed by the apparent wantonness of
the cutting of his favorite cherry
tree: "Father I cannot tell a lie; I
cut the tree," was a striking sym
bolical illustration of tho develop
ment in boyhood of tho character of
his manhoou. It was not his public
life and services alone that have giv
en him tho commanding positions hoj
holds In tho affections of tho Ameri
can people. His personal character,
hla unimpeachable integrity, the
purity or his motives and the tenor
cf his whole private lifo have had
much to do with It. No better evi
dence of tho esteem In which he was
held by his contemporaries could be
given him than tho fact that tho pub
lic observance of his birthday began
during his lifetime. This has been
true of no other American.
DAIRY AND FOOD DEPARTMENT.
James Foust, Dairy and Food
Commissioner, is out with a circular
letter making a comparison between
tho work done under his administra
tion and that of his predecessor In
the war on oleomargarine. During
three years of Commissioner Foust'B
administration, 4 97 cases have been
terminated and J4D.3CC.28 of fines
and costs paid Into tho State Treas
ury, as against 435 cases and 128,
301.09 paid Into tho State Treasury
in bIx years, which goes to show that
Foust has been paying Into tho Stato
Treasurer at tho rnto of $15,133 por
year, while his predecessor averaged
only $4,827. This ought to bo a sat
isfactory showing to those who are
interested In this department, enough
to keep tab on results.
February 19, 1910.
The question of who Is to bo Stnto
Treasurer of Pennsylvania after tho
first Monday of May next seems In a
fair way to bo settled. Attorney
General Todd has advised tho Gov
ernor that ho has tho power to ap
point an official to fill the vacancy
occasioned by tho death of Treasurer-elect
Stobor, and there Is no doubt
but the Governor will perform this
duty, In reasonable time. Mr. Sheatz
will serve until noon of tho first
Monday of May and his successor
will undoubtedly bo qualified by that
The present Treasurer believes that
because he took the oatli of office to
serve until his successor was qualified
and because his commission reads
until his successor is qualified, that
lie is bound to serve until that time,
regardless of the spirit and letter of
tho law, which clearly provides for a
Blnglo term for the Slate Treasurer,
the same as for tho Auditor Gener.
al. No oath or commission, how
ever administered or issued, can ex
tend the term of nn 'official beyond
tho limit lixed by the law. Tho Con
stitution as amended, and prior to
the amendment, provides for a single
term, and that Is all that was in
tended. It is believed that Mr.
siieatz has takon legal advice and
Intends to retain the office, at least
until tho Supreme Court decides he is
not entitled to it.
Some correspondence was given
out on the subject this week, which
showed tltat the Attorney General's
Department was trying to get a de
cision In achanco of the date when
the vacancy would occur, so as to
avoid any troublesome complications
in this important office, and it is pos
sible that tho case may get into court
in time to get a decision. In case
of failure to do this, there are possi
bilities of grave difficulties, and no
State oflicial should invite such a
situation. Should Mr. Sheatz serve
' several months beyond May 2d, and
the court finally decide that he was
not entitled to, ho would have to
hand back some salary. Few people
care to serve the state without com
pensation and this feature may help
to solve the difficulty.
The death of Colonel John 13.
Stott on Wednesday last removed
from service one of the oldest clerks
on the Hill. With the exception of
Hon. Henry Houck, the Secretary of
Internal Affairs, Stott had been about
the Capitol longer than any other
official. He had not been in good
health for some time, but his death
was due to a stroke of apoplexy. He
had been to his home at Coatesvillo
the day before to participate in tho
spring election, and had expected
to report for duty as usual at the
Auditor General's Department, when
the summons came. It is generally
supposed that Stott was an import
ant witness in the Capitol cases but
such is not the case. His only con
nection with it arose from the fact
that lie was for many years, and
during the time that the new Capitol
was planned and constructed, Secre
tary of tho Board of Public Grounds
The Colonel had but few intimates
and not many were taken into his
confidence, but his friends held him
in high regard. A service of nearly
thirty years on the Hill had given
him a very wido acquaintance among
public men, and bo could talk en
tertainingly of political men and
measures of the last quarter century.
Ho was buried at Coatesvillo to-day.
Governor Stuart recently reap
pointed Thomas L. Montgomery of
Philadelphia, to succeed himself as
State Librarian. No ono can criti
cise this appointment for Mr. Mont
gomery has made tho Library more
and more useful to students each
year. To use a slang expression "He
is onto his job." He knows what a
good Library should be, and what
this particular ono should contain.
Ho makes a competent and popular
official, and should be kept where. ho
Is so long as competency Is shown.
Candidates for tho Legislature are
blossoming out, rods are up In hopes
of drawing tho lightning and booms
are being nursed and coaxed along,
preparatory to a fight for tho nom
ination. 'Tis said that local option
will play an Important part in this
Congressman Pratt has made a
capable Representative in Congress
at Washington. The district would
do wisely to return him for another
term. Length of service in that
office counts for more effective ser
vice and better results for constitu
ents. N. K. HAUSB.
NEW STEAMER ON LAKE GEORGE
Tho officials of tho Lako Georgo
Steamship Co., have decided to call
tho new steamer, which will bo ready
for servlco on Lako George next year,
the "Horlcon." Tho namo "Horl
con" Blgnlfled Silvery Waters, and
has Its origin from a tribe of Indians
onto Inhabiting tho shores of tho
Lake; it Is suggested by tho romance
of J. Fenlmoro Cooper's "Lnst of tho
Tho present steamer " Horlcon "
has been In service on Lake Georgo
since 1877 and has carried thousands
of peoplo through tho Lake each
season without Interruption or ac
cident. She has been a steamer
popular alike with all, and It 1b not
ablo that no serious accident or loss
of life has ever occurred In her long
and distinguished career.
Tho advent of tho now steamer i
will mean tho discontinuance of tho'
old one, and trips operated by tho
new boat will ho from Lako Georgo
to Baldwin and return, and will bo
tho service which Is now and has
been performed by tho "Sagamore"
slnco 1902. Tho "Sagamoro" will
perform tho servlco from Baldwin to
Lako George and return, which Is now
opernted by the "Horlcon," and will
also take care of tho largo number
of excursionists Who como to Lake
Georgo over tho Delaware & Hudson
. R. R. for a day's outing.
i Kvcry effort has been made to pro
vide commodious and comfortablo
accomodations for the tourist travel;
j tho dining room will have twenty-five
per cent, greater seating capacity
than the "Sagamore" and most care
ful attention has boon given to tho
kitchen arrangement, providing larg-
i er quarters and greater facilities for
prompt service. Other marked Im
provements have been nrranged for
( and It Is expected that the New
"Horlcon" will bo a most welcome
i substitute for her over popular pre-
! GOOD NEWS FOR PRINTERS.
Washington, Feb. 1C. A restric
' tion of the printing duties of tho
postofflce department Is Included In
tho postofllco appropriation hill,
which Is practically completed. This
prohibits tho department from fur
nishing stamped envelopes contain
ing tho names and addresses of
business lioubes to which they are
supplied. Heretofore for a slight
additional compensation the de
partment has been permitted to per
' form this work, and banking firms
found it particularly useful. Vari
ous printing firms throughout the
country protested, howovor, and tho
' committee decided to stop the prac
tice. It will still be permissible for
, the department to print the words,
"If not delivered in days, re-
i turn ."
"THU THIRD DEGKEE."
! For the first time in the history of
American theatricals, a play showing
the workings of tho detective dopart
' nient of a large city, is vividly shown
, and faithfully portrayed in Charles
! Klein's latest contribution, "The
Third Degree," which comes to the
Lyric theatre on Wednesday, Feb.
i 23rd, for one night. In "The Third
I Degree, Mr. Klein attempts to show
' the methods used by ambitious po
I lice heads, who in their efforts to
! produce a perpetrator for every
I crime, resort to the sweating process
of the third degree and in many in
stances, one of which provoked .Mr.
Klein into writing this vital drama,
by reason of their liberties, never
endowed by law, succeed in convict
ing an innocent man. The cast of
"The Third Degree includes Marion
Kerby, James Seeley, Margaret Drew,
A. W. Ellis. Walter Thomas, Law
rence Eddinger and others of equal
An bid-fashioned leap-year mas
querade would be good for any Feb
ruary evening. Send out quaint lit
tle invitations written in old Eng
lish on folded parchment paper. The
following curious extract, which I
once stumbled across, could be stlf
lly inserted in the' invitation:
"Whereas it hath now become a
part of the common lawe in regard
to social relations of life that as of
ten as Leape Yeare doth return, the
ladyes have the privilege during the
time It contlnueth of making love
either by wordes or by lookes, as to
them it seemeth proper; and more
over no man will be entitled to bene
fit of clergle who doth In auy wise
treate a prosposale with slight or
Have the guests come in "powder
and patches." The "ladyes" with
their gentle escorts should be blind
folded and turned loose in the reception-room
to And partners for the
evening. Each "ladyo" should be
told that, while blinded, she may ad
dress a proposal to any man she
comes across without having the
slightest idea who that man may be.
Give each girl a heart and man a
mitten. When a maid delivers her
proposal she must at the same time
hand over her heart. If her propos
al Is declined hor heart Is returned
to her and she has the proud privi
lege of again addressing a member
of tho sterner sex. When a blind
folded man declines a proposal he
must surrender his mitten; If he fic
copts the proposal he may hold fast
to his mitten, and also the heart that
his unseen suitor presents to him.
To escape impending matrimony
a man may bo allowed any number
of chances, but In the long run tho
mandates of Saint Valentino requlro
his ultimate self-sacrlflco. Accepted
couples should hold fast to each
other until n signal from their hos
tess permits them to lift the blind
folds and discover not only each
other's Identity, but also the ridi
culous mistakes into which they have
been led. Who can gaugo tho feel
ings of a lovesick girl when she finds
sho has ardently chosen another girl
for her partner, or what a bit of fun
for tho company when, standing
hand In hand, two men nro revealed
to each other!
Acting on an old unwritten law,
which tradition tells us governed
the Leap Years of the good old
times; that a man declining a pro
posal should soften the disappoint
ment of his answer by tho presenta
tion of a silk dross to the unsuccess
ful suitor for his hand, each man
must ho called upon to give an ac
count of his mitten, the absence of
which la proof positive that ho who
falls to produco It has declined a
proposal, and hence, In accordanco
with nforesald law, la subject to tho
full punishment thereof.
CASTOR I A
Por Infants and Children.
The Kifid Yeu Have Always Bought
JURORS FOR MARCH COURT.
The following Grnnd Jurors will
servo for week commencing March 1.
Berlin S. N. Dills.
Buckingham J. A. Carey,
Cherry Ridgo Robert Bonear.
Clinton Fred J. Cook.
Damascus E. B. Shcard.
Drcher D. L. Froy.
Dyberry Wesley Bodlc.
Hawley Louis Gelsler.
Honcsdale Walter Fowler, Alton
Lake Samuel Blnck,
Lehigh M. E. Smith.
Lebnnon- Frnnk Avery.
Manchester Richard Nichols.
Mt. Pleasant J. D. Brennon.
Preston James Hoag, Frank Mc
Koe. Salem Frank Westlake.
Seelyvllle Georgo Mottles.
Scott L. E. Ecker.
South Canaan John Buckley, Del
Texas lohn Myers. Thos. R. Var-
Week Commencing Mch. 14.
Bethany -H. A. Bennett.
Berlin It. L. Woodlcy.
Buckingham Ralph Dillon.
Canaan Win. H. Rellly.
Clinton Thomas Bates.
Cherry Ridge Thos. Rutledge.
Damascus Junius Young, Clifford
Blair, P. J. Keesler.
Dreher Christian Lang, A. C. An
gel. Dyberry Spencer E. Bates, Fred
Stephens, James Hensey.
Hawley Win. C. Ames, John J.
I Honesdale Frank Wasman, Clirls
, tian Hurtling, Henry Theobald,
j Lako George Swingle, William
Lehigh James Surplus.
Lebanon Tlios. Rldd.
Manchester Alfred Odon, John
Mt. Pleasant Clark Spencer,
Frank Hauenstein, Thos. Meagher.
Oregon Wm. Colwell, Arnold Slu
man. Palmyra Augusta Laabs.
Paupack Charles Utt.
Preston Richard Sherman.
Prompton E. R. Bodie.
Salem Thos. Gerrlty, Samuel
Scott Wm. Rockwell, C. D. Tar
box. South Canaan A. J. Piatt, Har
Sterling I. M. Kipp.
Starrucca F. A. Stoddard.
Texas Julius Keltz, Fred Clark
Clifford Gray, Bert Bassett, A. W
Waymart B. S. Hull.
Second Week, Commencing Mch. 21
Berlin Fred Frey.
Buckingham Bernard McGarry
Canaan Geo. Munson.
Cherry Ridge Peter Sweitzer.
Clinton John Schermer.
Damascus A. M. Rutledge, F. W
Tegeler, Walter Braniiing,
Dreher Merriett Smith.
Dyberry A. K. Kimble, Lucian
Hawley James Flynn, M. J
Honesdale L. S. Partridge,
Brown, Leopold Fuerth, R. P
midt, Walter B. Kimble.
Lake Geo. E. Miller.
Lehigh John Roth.
Manchester John Ewain, John P
.Mt. Pleasant Simon Pomroy, J
Oregon I. M. Knorr, Warren
Palmyra John Kellerman.
Preston T. C. Caffo-y.
Prompton Stephen Kegler.
Paupack John Drake.
Salem Henry Stermer.
Scott Wm. Evans.
South Canaan John Bronson.
Sterling Samuel Fitz.
Starrucca George F. Brookcr.
Texas Perry Tallman, John Dor
fllnger, Geo. J. Bergman, Chester
Waymart F. S. Hinds.
DEAFNESS CANNOT RE CURED
by local applications, as thoy can
not reach the diseased portion of tho
ear. Thoro Is only one way to cure
deafness, and that Is by constitu
tional remedies. Deafness Is cnus
ed by an Inflamed condition of the
mucous lining or the Eustachian
Tube. When this tube Is Inflamed
you have a rumbling sound or Im
perfect hearing, and when It Is en
tirely closed, Deafness is the result,
aud unless tho Inflammation can be
taken out and this tube restored to
its normnl condition, hearing will
bo destroyed forever; nine cases out
of ten are caused by Catarrh, which
Is nothing but an inflamed condition
of tho mucous surfaces.
We will glvo One Hundred Dol
lars for any case of Deafness (caus
ed by catarrh) that cannot be cured
by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for
F. J. CHENEY & CO.,
Sold by DrugglstB. 75c.
Tako Hall's Family Pills for con
stipation. FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL.
Closing Stock Quotation!.
Money on call today wm 2H per cent;
tlmo money and mercantile paper un
channed In rates. Closing quotations of
stocks on tlia New York exchange Feb. a
Amal. Copper... 7GK Norf. & West. ..101
Atchison 115H Northwestern MT
& O I'enn. II. It. JJ3H
Brooklyn It. T-. 73; Heading 168
Chcs. & Ohio.... S34 Hock Island 4?
C.,C..C.&St.U. 78 Bt, Paul ig
n.&ll ....175H Southern l'ao...lX?i
Erie Wi Kniithnrn T).
Gen. Electric.,.. 1G4K South. Ity. pf'.'.l tti
in, .uiurui tJUKar 12&K
Int.-Met S Texas Pacino... 30
Louis & Naa)l...lS1 ITnlnn Hum. ,o,"L
Manhattan 1S8 u. 8. Hteet sovi
biuiuuu (i u. a. tfidei pi,, .120
N. Y. Central.,. 12S West. Union-... 71
SMASHES AT SATAN.
By The Rev. Billy Sunday
Tho way a lot of people are living
in tho church of God, you would nat
urally think they had a through
ticket to heaven In a Pullman palace
car and were watting for the portor
to wake them up when they head Into
tho yards of the New Jerusalem. But
they will be Blde-tracked with a hot
box sure. Yotl church members ex
pect preachers and elders and dea
cons to bu perfect, and then you live
like the devil yourselves.
It's nn Insult to God for people to
be overstocked with piety during
Lent and then live like tho devil the
rest of the year. Some Christians
eat only two spiritual meals on Sun
day, and a prayor meeting cold lunch
on Wednesdny night.
A hypocrite Is to Christianity what
a scab 13 to a labor union. If there
Is anything I profess to be It Is a
pastmaster In skinning hypocrites.
The world needs deeds nnd not
words. There are too many pits now.
Did any of you miserable scoundrels
who have been renting your property
for houses of 111 fame or saloons, put
any money Into the collection? Kep
your stinking money nut.
Does the newsboy that some of
you people havo been skinning know
you have been converted? Would
some of the leading business men
get to heaven on tho testimony of
The church needs one accord, more
than It does opera-singers in the choir
bcraping the kalsomlne off the ceil
ing, and wiggling their diaphragms.
At Pentecost there was no hand
shaking with two lingers and no dan
ger of catching cold by sitting down
in a seat just vacated by a member
of the official board.
There are borne preachers who hide
the cross of Christ behind a capital I.
It doesn't require spiritual life to
sell oyster soup or conduct a rum
It's the church people who keep
alive the theatre, the danrp and
cards. Gamblers chuckle to see your
names in the newspapeis as untng
card parth-s Gambling rooms are
AGNES KIN LAY WITH ".THE SOU
IIKNJIV Z. UUSSULL.
HONESDALE NATIONAL BANK.
This Unnk was Organized In December, 1836, nnd Nationalized
In December, I8G4.
Since its organization it has paid in Dividends
to its Stock holders,
The Comptroller ofgthc Currency has placed It on the HONOR
ROLL, from the fact that Its Snrplus Fund more than
What Class 9
ape YOU in .
Tho world has always been divided into two classes those who have
saved, thofie who have spent the thrifty nnd the extravagant.
It is the saver who havo built the houses, tho mills, tho bridges, the
railroads, the shipd and all the other Krcat works which stand for man's
advancement and happiness.
Tho spenders are Blaves to tho savers. It is the law of nature. Wo
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.
not as dangerous as card parties In
Cards would go out of business if"
It wnBn't for prizes. I havo ns much
respect for a hag at Monte Carlo as
for a woman that plays cards for a
Tho theatre was Intended as tho
hand-maid of religion, but It caused
so much trouble that tho churcu hnd
to drop It. They have nothing In
common. The stage gives tho people
whnt they want, and the church gives
them whnt they need.
When a man keeps his store open
on Sunday, ho 1b nn anarchist
Although western railroads and
several of the trunk linos report
slow movement of freight and a
heavy falling off In the number of
cars moved, resulting In blockades
and congestions during the month
of January, the Erlo conies out with
a report of operating efficiency that,
seems very short of being pheno
menal. The Erie figures give a total of
G97.344 loaded and empty cars
handled over the several divisions
during the month, an increase of 72.
224. or which 70,879 were loaded
cars. The cars loaded at btatlons
and received loaded from connec
tions increased 22,457.
1 Tho extraordinary thing in con
. nection with this increased move
j meiit, which will bring the earnings
I up to a normal standard, Is that dur
ing January a total snow fall or 12
I reet was recorded, the heaviest ror
The explanation Tor such unusual
efficiency Is round In the superior
' condition at the present tlmo ot tho
' Erie's motive power and utilization
i to the tullest extent or facilities
! which have always been regarded as
j insufficient. The company has spent
' large sums on both engines and cara
and the wisdom of such outlays is
borne out by the January operating
results. The Erie is now receiving
from the Baldwin locomotive works
a freight engino per day on an order
of 50 placed last rail
L KISS," AT THE LYRIC THEATRE
AI.ltKKT C, LINDSAY