Newspaper Page Text
TIIH C1TIKHN, FRIDAY, KKR. 23, 1010.
i forded by the devastation of the for
Three Thousand Babies Palmed j ea,. bh-b tho Colorado Springs Ga-
Off on Unsuspecting Fathers
CHILDREN OF WORKING GIRLS
Most of Them Enter Homes In Sta
tions Above Those In Which Their
Mothers Live Lyman W. Rogers
Says 250 a Year Are Distributed.
4 It Is a wise father that knows J
X his own child. The Merchant
4 of Venice. j
Chicago. Following the sensation
al story from Los Angeles that 300
babies had been provided with homes
In that city without tho supposed
"fathers" knowing but whnt they were
their own flesh and blood came tho
statement of Treasurer Lyman W.
Ropers of the National Maternity Hos
pital that there are In Chicago to-dny
fully 3,000 husbands fondling Infants
that are not their own,
but babies i
adopted by their wives and the de
luded fathers are none the wiser.
According to Mr. Rogers 250 In
fants are provided with homes every
year, and more than one-half, he de
clared, are believed by husbands to
be their own. While the majority of
the babies are the offsprings of wcrk
ing girls, they enter homes in stations j
above that which they would other
"Many childless women are found
in society," said Dr. Rogers. 'Hubby'
will never know. And so when tho
husband leaves town for a time tho
wife pays us a short visit, and when
the deluded man returns he finds him
self the proud 'father' of a bouncing
According to Dr. nosers, one Chi
cago man who is worth millions has
had two babies palmed off on him
which are not his own. He travels In
Europe a great deal, and, of course,
these additions to the family happen
ed while he was abroad.
"I recall another case of a woman
of well known family who adopted no
fewer than five children at different
times, covering a period of nine
years," continued Dr. Rogers. "In
this case It happened that the hus
band knew that tbqy wetenot his
own, but a similar case was that of a
woman who adopted three children at
different times. The husband never
knew. He was a traveling man and
away much of the time.
"Again. A husband left his wife
after an altercation of some kind and
went to Indianapolis. The woman was
in d-sspalr. She wanted him to come
back. An Idea struck her and she
came to the hospital and adoptei a
little boy. Then she wired to her hus
band and told him a son had been
born to them. He came right back
on the next train and a reconciliation
"These cases are just samples of
the many which come to our attention
in a year. The ignorance shown by
the husbands is amazing, although,
of course, the women manage It all
ALARM CLOCK FEEDS STOCK.
When Timepiece Goes Off Oats PouH
Into Feed Boxes.
Hartford, Conn. When an extra
cold snap came on, George Howe of
Manchester wondered how he could
have his horses watered and fed early
In the morning while he stayed in his
warm bed until he had to arise. Ha
solved the problem with an invention
which is In dally -operation.
Howe rigged up an ordinary alarm
clock bo that when Its gong . starts
ringing the key on the back unwinds
a cord. This releases a weight. The
weight slides several quarts of oats
Into each Btnll and removes the cov
ers of the wnter pails.
Howe sleeps until he wishes to get
up, while at 5.30 a. in. regularly hla
horses hear the breakfast bell and find
their meals awaiting them.
MAY BE CARDIFF GIANT'S DOG.
Or Possibly the Mutt Was Petrified by
Manassas, Vn.- John O'Neal, engi
neer on tho Southern Railway, whllo
hunting In a dense forest a few miles
south of this place found u petrified
dog in the forks of a treo near tho
ground. The supposition Is that tho
dog In springing for prey was caught
as found and slowly turned to Btono.
O'Neal took the dog to Washington,
where it will be placed on exhibition.
Many offers have been made for the
strange relic, but thus far the price
has been refused. The perfect condi
tion of the dog makes it especially
An Eel and a Whopper.
Seaford, L. I. Frnnk Baldwin, ot
Seaford, while spearing In Jones's
Creek, brought up from the bottom of
the creek on his spear an eel measur
ing 3 feet and 7 Inches in length. Ill
was as big around as a man's wrist!
and tipped the scales at 7 pounds 7 X-i
"What's one man's get-rich-o.ulcW
scheme," said Uncle Eben, "is often si
git-poor-sudden scheme for a -whole
lot o' folks."
AMKRIGA .V WASTEFULNESS.
We Act hh If Wo Thought Our Ito-
dourrcN Wore Inexhaustible.
Instnnces of American wasteful
ness abound on every hand, but
there Is no better examplo than Is af-
zriic. unioiu minions oi uoaru ieei
I of timber nro loft every year by lum
! bermen to rot on the ground or in
I stumps, nnd nunntltlcs almost as
vast are destroyed by forest fires.
It was scarcely a decade ago that
, the forests of tho United States wcro
believed to bo Inexhaustible, but
I now everybody who knows anything
of the subject Is aware that they are
i going so rapidly that their completes
oxtlnctlon is a mntter of only a few
I This fact Is realized by the rnll-
roads, the great lumbering concerns
nnd other exlensivo users of timber,
and some of them are taking stops to
replace tho forests already destroy
ed. But from the planting of tho
seed to the cutting of the matured
tree Is a long time to wnlt from
twenty to thirty years and In tho
meantime where Is the country to
inn,, fn i,,,i,nr ,
The deposits of minerals and mot-
nls are going the same way. In an
nddress to the Columbia University
graduates In science the othor day
Dr. .Tames Douglas shld that tho
"monstrous wastefulness" of the
mining methods In vogue In this
countrv would soon brine about tho
axhnustlon of "those resources which
wo have fondly regarded as Inex
haustible." Ituuile Compared With Cotton.
Kumle, a species of gigantic net
tle which produces, directly beneath
its outer bark, a liber that can be
woven alone or in conjunction with
either wool or cotton, and gives to
the cloth Into which it Is woven a
beautiful silky finish, Is being pro
duced In China at the present time
to an extent that promises to make
an important clement In the
world's commerce. Unlike cotton, It
Is not an annual crop; once planted
It will produce for a dozen years. It
does not ripen evenly, and as soon as
one crop Is pulled ttho plant goes on
producing again; occasionally, in
tropical countries and it is only In
a very warm climate that It can be
grown one plant will give four
crops in a year. A good stand of
plants will run from two to three
tons of fiber per acre.
They Um-1 the Tub.
Douglas Watson believes that It Is
the environment of a man that
makes him clean or unclean, as the
case may be.
"It is all very well," ho said, "to
say that people don t take a oatn oe-
causo they don't like to. The reason
they don't use tho tub Is because
there are none In the house. Now I
am building small cottages for poor
people and each one has a bathtub.
Now we will call on those people one
day and see that I am right."
Mr. Watson went to one of these
cottages and found that tho bathtub
had been carefully packed with
earth, and a lovely garden was
abloom with fuchsias and geran
iums. San Francisco Chronicle.
Invention of Hells.
Paullnus, Bishop of Nola In Cam
pania, invented bells about the year
400. Originally they were used In
churches as a defense against thun
der and lightning. The first bell In
England was hung in Croyland Ab
bey at Lincolnshire In 94 5.
About the eleventh century It be
came a peculiar custom to baptize
bells In churches before they were
used. Musical bells and chimes were
invented in Belgium In 1407. The
curfew bell was established In 10G8
Moving pictures are considered a
modern invention; but at the begin
ning of the eighteenth century an
English engineer Invented an ar
rangement of figures painted on thin
strips of wood which were put on a
canvas background, so that by the
aid of wires they could bo made to
move and go through various actions
in a lifelike way.
This was considered a marvol at
that time, and the engineer exhibited
his Invention all over England.
Poland's Subterranean City.
In Galllcla, Austrian Poland, there
is a subterranean city with a popu
lation of over one thousand men
women and children. It is called tho
City of the Salt Minus, and has a
town hall and a church. This latter
has several statues, all of which are
carved from rock salt.
Wireless System In llavurht.
It Is reported, says the Electrical
Englneor, that the Bnvarlan Minis-
try of State Railways has decided to
lnstnll the Marconi sytom of wire
less tolegrnphy on some of Its tralps
to transmit signals nnd orders. Tho
systom will be tried experimentally
on a single-track line.
Webs Woven by Spider.
Spiders have four paps for spin
nlng their threads, each pap having
1,000 holes, and tho fine web Itself Is
the union of 4,000 threads. No spl
dor spins more than four webs, and
when the fourth Is destroyed they
seize on the webs of others.
France's National Debt.
Franco, with her population of
less than 40,000,000, has a national
Indebtedness of more than $6,000,
000,000, or about $156 per capita
The debt charges alone entail a bur
den of more than $0 a year on every
man, woman and child.
PROPELLED BY EAGLE POWER.
Unique Flying Machine Which Is Car
ried by Our National Bird.
In these dnya of successful flying
machines it Is interesting to note
some of the curious methods of nerial
uavlgntlon heretofore proposod. In
Eagle Motive Power.
'ad States pntont granted May 17,
". to C. R. E. Wulff, and now ex-
i d, was shown a new use for the
i rioan eagle. Instead of being al-
' (! to pose In lofty indepenuVtv o
our patriotic emblem, this utilitar
i inventor has put him to work. A
'.i of live eagles, each hitched vp
n reclul harness, was connected to
i .i 'i:oon as snown in mo uiusirauu.i,
rci formed a means of controlhnrf
directing tho flight of the balloon
' Popular Mechanics. This motive
. r was cnpablo of indefinite rndl-.-
'j; action nnd nil the aeronaut had
' ''o was to keep his team of engle3
i tied In the direction he wanted to
o. which was done by a turntable ar-..-goment
to which the eagles were
i tared by their harness. Tho In-
"tor in this case was a Frenchman
1 his Invention was patented in
nee before It wns patented In tho
,i.;ed States. This may account for
lack of respect to our national
Before You Strike.
tany are familiar with an old storj
of a merchant travelling on horseback.
iccompanied by his dog. He d's-
minted and accidentally dropped a
nnkage of money. The dog saw It;
he man did not. The dog barked to
stop him, nnd as he rode farther.
bounded in front ot the horse ami
rked louder and louder. The mer
chant thought he had gone mad, am'
shot him. The wounded dog crawled
back to the package, and when the
merchant discovered his loss and
ode back, he found the dying dog be
ide the package. The late George T.
Angell told In the Children's Friend a
story related by a friend which adds
force to the thought: Think before
jou strike any creature that cannot
When I was young and lived up In
the mountains of New Hampshire, I
worked for a farmer who gave me a
si-an of horses to plow with. One of
them was a four-year-old colt.
The colt, after walking a few steps,
would He down in the furrow. The
farmer was provoked, and told me to
sit on the colt's head, to keep him
from rising while he whipped him "to
break him of that notion," as he said.
But Just then a neighbor came by.
He said. "There Is something wrong
here. Let him get up, and let us find
out what Is the matter."
Ho patted the colt, looked at his
harness, and then said, "Look at this
collar. It is so long and narrow, and
cr.rries the harness so high, that when
he begins to pull It slips back and
chokes him so that he can't breathe."
So It was; and but for that neighbor
we should hnve whipped as good a
creature as we had on the farm, be
cause he lay down when he could not
An Eye for Automobiles.
In the crowd at the automobile
show was a gentleman who had been
going from one exhibit to another for
two hours, trying to make up his mind
as to the particular make of motor
car that best suited his requirements.
It was not a question of cost. Ho
could afford to pay any price likely to
be asked. Every car had somo pecu
liar feature that recommended It, but
'he difficulty waB to find one that em
bodied all the strong points. In thla
emergency he chanced to spy an old
"Hello, Rogers!" he said. "I'm hav
Ing an awful time trying to make a
Purchase I promised my wife long ago
that I would make. Have you got a
gn. d eye for automobiles?"
' 1 ought to have, Swlgert," answer
ed tho man whom he addressed as
Rogers. "I've been dodging them for
An Irishman or Irishwoman Is
aiely at a loss to give quite as good
; he gets. The Amerlcnn tourist who
H res In Sketchy Bits found this out
D his cost.
' n old Irishwoman, who kept a
l tltstall, had some melons exposed
..: sale. The Yankee, wishing to
-i'.vo some fun with the old lady, took
i one of them and said:
"Those are small apples you grow
n'tr here. In America we havo
' em twice the size."
The womtrn slowly looked up at him
and In a tone of pity exclaimed
"Sure, sorr, ye must be a stranger
in Ireland, and know very little about
tl.o fruit of our country, whin ye can't
ti' 1 apples from gooseberries!"
A Monument In the Snows.
The highest placed monument In
Pie world Is situated on La Combra,
the summit of n pass In the Andes,
and marks the frontier of the Chilian
and Argentine republics. It stands
at an altitude of 13,796 feet above the
sea level, and for awe inspiring gran
deur its surroundings would be hard
to match. Wide World Magazine.
IT IS THE LORD.'
BY H. P. NICHOLS, D. D.
Text: That disciple whom Jesus
loved salth unto Peter, It Is the Lord.
John, xxl., 1.
A young man, a stranger, comes to
a home that has Ion its child. Some
trick of manner, a flash of tho eyo.
seizes the sorrowing mother's heart
She cries with tears, "It Is my boy."
A like beauty of recognition, rnlsed
to divine power, lies In the simp'e
story of tho text. Tho Lord was once
a little human child. How was the
unriBtmns naoy greeted? Ho came
Into a world of love, home, nurturo,
growth; a world of foreboding, of
peril, of burden bearing. Mary, clasp
ing Him to her breast, picturing Ills
future, cries, "It Is my dear one. It
is my promised blessing!" Could any
one, even the Virgin Mother, foreknow
that future? Could nny one see tho
Lord In tho Infant? God was most
human In the manger, on the cross.
It is an untrue temptation to find Him
Put another text by tho side of
ours the words "Ye have done It un
to me." Both are Christmas texts, if
we bo nble to Bee It: "It is the Lord,"
Ye have done It unto me." The first
note of Christmas Is a note of Joy, an
Illuminated picture songs of angels,
shepherds with flocks, a star leading
wise men. All that story wo believe;
wo follow with them, we Hud Him aud
But He comes again in another
guise. Tho beautiful German myth of
tho Christ child is true. Christ bo
longs to universal humanity In lta love
and sympathy and service In "tho
darkness and the cold. In the driving
wintry storm, a cry, a knock, from
without our sheltered comfort We
open to a ragged, weary, haggard
child. "It Is the Lord", the Lord of
mnn's common need and common de
votion. The glory of the Christmas time is
a twofold glory. Have you caught
both Its notes?
There Is a nearer truth those
Christmas days. We find Him to bt
the Lord as we strive to climb to the
heights where Ho lives, rather thai
as He comes down to us. We 11 in.
Him In the child, the carpenter, thi
teacher, the healer, the friend, so ra
renting what it is to be divine. We
find Him in the least of His brethren
whom He loved, whom we serve, as
our trust from Him. Wo find Him In
ourselves. Looking at our own llvo
wo may share again the joy and won
der and hope of Mary, may bring ti
birth the dlrine. There Is somethit.:
worth redeeming In me.
The Stranger whom we dimly see
on the shore of life's cloud bank
speaks: "Cast the net on the right
side of the Bhlp." Keep at it! Be
brave, he steady at your work, wheth
er it be teaching or study; whether
outside labor or homekeeplng. Lot It
not be a hard done duty, but a willing
use, tho homage of a llfo that is a
trust from on high. Living can never
be as If there had been no ChrlBtmas
in the world. On the shoro, In the
mist, by the fire. In labor and doubt
and monotony, we minister to no
stranger, no tyrnnt. Everywhere "It
Is the Lord." Glory and peace, love
and good will.
God's Love for Us.
If ever human love was tender, and
self-sacrificing, and devoted; If ever
It could bear and forbear; if ever It
could suffer gladly for Its loved uiifs;
If ever It was willing to lavish Itself
for the comfort or pleasure of Its ob
jects; then Inflnltoly more Is Divine
love tender, nnd self-sacrificing and
devoted, and glad to bear and forbear,
and to suffer, and to lavish Its best
blessings upon the objects of Its love.
Put together all the tenderest love you
know, of tho deepest you have e'er
felt, and tho strongest that has ever
been poured out upon you, and heap
upon It all tho love of all the loving
hearts In the world, and then multiply
it by infinity, and you will begin, per
haps, to have some faint glimpse of
what the love of God is.
So I saw in my dream that Jimt as
Christian enmo up with the cross, his
burden loosed from ofT hi3 shoulders
nnd fell from off his back and began
to tumble and so continued to do till
It came to the mouth of the scpulchro,
whole It fell In and I saw It no more.
Then was Chrlslan glad and light
some and said with u merry heart,
"He hath given mo rest by his sorrow
and life by his death." Then he stood
awhile to look and wonder; for it was
very surprising to him that the sight
of the cross should thus ease him of
his burden. John Bunyau.
Trusting at All Times.
There are no possible circum
stances of human life in which God
may not be served, character built up,
and heavenly treasure amassed.
"TrtiBt In him at all times," says tho
psalmist; "Blessed Is ho that dooth
righteousness at all times." Religion
Is a constant duty nnd a ceaseless
privilege. Crises may come ati
crises may be passed, but the Woic!
of the Lord and the worship of Ood
0 FOR A
8 gsmnbap nU-ltour
TO MARKET GEESE.
An Unwise Policy to Sell Without
Fattening How They Should be Fed.
It Is welt known that geese are
often picked up nnd sent to market
In very poor condition. Wo flud two
or three weeks- of good feeding, away
from disturbing influences, make a
good deal of difference in the weight
and quality of the flesh. Besides, the
market wants the heaviest and tho
fattest geese, and It is surely a poor
salesman that does not supply thu
kind of goods tho market demands.
Tki favorites for roasting purposes
are l'.iu Embdcn and Toulouse. It Is
the Jowish population mostly that buy
roasting geeso nnd ducks during the
winter months. It Is said the demand
for the best grade of geese Is Increas
ing. Large, young, well fattened roast
Ing geese sull usually at 18 to 24
cents a pound, dressed wholesale.
The first week in December is soon
enough to begin getting geese in con
dition for market. No use confining
them during the fattening period
some say, but I know that any fowl,
except a turkey, will fatten better in
a clean pen. with Just room enough
to move around. If you try to fatten
them all together In the pasture, as
some do, your breeders will get too
fat for best results in the spring. So
even It it is a little trouble, better
pen the ones intended tor market
where they will not see or hear the
rest of the flock, and away from
swimming water, if you want to fat
ten them to top weights. Ground
oats and corn, half and half, moisten
ed with skim milk, Is a fine fattening
ration, and one that ducks or geese
relish. Boil their corn if you can find
the time, and remember if too much
grain Is fed they lose their appetite
for green food, and the green food is
needed with the grain to put them in
the best condition for market.
A large drinking trough Is a neces
sity, and it must be kept clean and
well filled with fresh water. Slats
over tho top of the trough help to
keep the water clean. The pen where
geese are confined soon becomes
filthy unless given dally attention. It
is no small task to feed and care for
geese or ducks properly during the
fattening period, but It Is a work that
pays, so we can't afford to slight It.
White Wyandotte Male.
Here is a sketch of the white Wy
andotte, the leading white breed of
the larger fowls.
Theso fowls are admirably suited
to cold or changeable climates. Their
closely feathered bodies and low
combs make them favorites for those
who are unable to
houses for them.
Their plumage Is snow white, and
they have yellow skin, clean, yellow
shanks, and yellow beaks. They are
good layers and good mothers, and
nro especially adopted to the farm
where an all-purpose fowl Is wanted.
The white Wyandotte Is popular and
will continue to be so, because they
have merit which must always be
Whitewash the Henhouse.
Every poultryman should give tho
henhouse a periodical coat ot lime
wash and the oftener ho does It the
better. The mattor Is a very simple
one. If the house Is small nil you
may want Is a limewnsh brush and n
bucket of water into which a few
handfulls of quicklime havo been put,
well stirred together and allowed to
settle. Tho stuff when put on should
be about as thick as cream. A hand
ful of common rough salt will help
It to adhere to the walls, a spoonful
or two of liquid carbolic acid will holp
It to do its murderous work on nnimal
life and a little"' bit of powder blue
(washing blue) will prevent the white
coat turning yellow by and by.
If the henhouse Is a largo one it
will pay to use a sprayer for putting
on the llmewash. This Is a most ef
fective way of whitewashing any
Value of Poultry Manure.
Poultry manuro Is especially adopt
ed as a top dressing for grass be
cause of Its high content of nitrogen
in tho form of' ammonia compounds,
which nre nearly as quick In their ef
fect as nitrate of soda. A ton of ma
nuro preserved with sawdust and
chemical formula for top dressing.
On tho same basis of comparison,
100 fowls running at largo on at
acre should in a summer season ol
six months havo added to its fertility
the equivalent of at least 200 pound
of sulphate of ammonia, 100 pounds
of high-grade acid phosphate and 60
Dounds of knlnit
. XTTOKKST A COUKKKJ.OK-AT-LAW.
Olllce. Masonic butidlnc second floor
WM. II. LEE,
At 10UNKY A COUN8KI.OII-AT-I.AW.
Olllce over post olllce. All lecul business
promptly .itieuded to. llimi'Mlale, I'a.
ATIOHNEY A COUNPKLOK-AT-I.AW,
Olllce Liberty I (nil building, opposite tb
Post Oillce. lkmesilalc. I'u.
ATTOUNKY A COUN8EI.OK-AT-LAW.
Olllce over Itelf's store. Honerdale Pa.
ATTOUNKY A COUNSELOR-AT-LAW,
(Ullcf ver Post Office. Honcsdale, Pa
ftllAKLES A. McCARTY,
J ATTOUNKY tt COITNHKI.OR-AT-I.AW.
Special ami prompt attention Klvcn to the
rolliTtlonufrfiilnis. Olllce over Belt's new
store. Honesdale. I'u.
Ijl P. KIMUr E,
I1 . ATTORNEY 4 COUNSEI.OR-AT-I.AW,
Olllce over the nost olllce Honcsdale. Pa.
. ATTORNEY A TOUKSELOR-AT-LAW.
Ullice in the Court Home. Honesdale
ATTOUNEY A CM NKU)R-AT-IjAW
Patents and pension s-ci ti ri d. Olllce In th
Scbueiholz bulldiiu: lliiiieMl.Up. I'a.
FiTElt II. ILOFF.J
ATTORNEY A COlWhELOR-AT-LAW.
Olllce Second floor old Savlncs link
buiKlllik'. HnneMlule. Pa.
QEARLE A SALMON.
D ATTORNEYS A COI NS! LOHS-AT-LAW .
OIl'.ceBlately occupied by Jmlpe Searle.
DR. E. T. BROWN,
Olllce First floor, old Savlnss Bank build
Ins. Honesdale. I'a.
Dr. C. 11. HKADY. Dentist. Honesdale. Pa.
Office lIoims-8 in. to p. m
Any evenme by appointment.
Citizens' phone. 113 Residence. No. fcft-X
DR. II. B. SEARLES,
Olllce and resilience 1019 Court street
telephone. Otllie llourp 2:10 to 4:Uand
00 to K:00. o. Ill
LIVERY. r red. G. Rickard has re
moved his livery establishment from
corner Chu.-ch street to Whitney's Stone
PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
FIRST CLASS OUTFITS. 75yl
JOSEPH N. WELCH
The OLDEST Fire Insurance
Agency in Wayne Counly.
Office: Second floor Masonic Build
ing, over C. C. Jadwin's drug store,
If you don't insure wth
us, we both lose.
WhiteH Wills Pa.
A. O. BLAKE,
AUCTIONEER & CATTLE DEALER
You will make money
jnHi.L 1'noNK 8-u Bethany, Pa.
We have the sort ot tooth brushes that are
made to thoroughly demise and save the
They are the kind that clean ter th wlthoat
eavlmr Your mouth full of bristles.
W (recommend those costlnc 23 cents or
more, as wu can cuaruutrv them and will re
place, tree, any that iliow defectslof, manu
facture withlu thrr mouths.
O. J. CHAHBERS,
Opp.D.a rl.StatUa HONESDALE, PA