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FRIDAY, APRIL 1, HMO.
Tho very worst of the gosslpora nro
those who gather up all the harsh
things that have been said about you
anil bring them to you all tho things
said against you or against your fam
ily, or against your style of business.
They gather them all up and bring
them to you In the very worst shape;
they bring them to you without nny
of the extenuating circumstances,
and nftor they have made your feel
ings all raw, very raw, they take this
brine, this turpentine, this aquafor
tis, and rub it in with a coarse towel,
and rub It in until it sinks to tho
bone. They make you tho pin cush
ion In which they- thrust all the
sharp things they over heard about
you. "Noty don't bring me into no
tice. Now don't tell anybody I told
you. Let it be between you and me.
Don't involve me in It at all." They
aggravate you to the point of pro
fanity and then they wonder you
cannot sing psalm tunes! They turn
you on a spit before a hot firo and
wonder why you are not absorbed in
gratitude to them. Peddler of night
shade! Peddlers of Canadian this
tle! Sometimes they get you in a
corner where you cannot very well
escape without being rude, and they
tell you all about this one, and all
about the other one, and they talk,
talk, talk. After awhile they go
away, leaving the place looking like
a barnyard after the foxes and
weasles have been around; here a
wing and here a claw, and yonder
an eye and there a crop destruction
Strayed An old-fashioned spring
not a bed-spring or n hand spring
but an old-fashioned season of
blooming roses and budding trees
and glorious sunshine; an old-fashioned
spring with white washed
fences and bare-foot boys and clover
bloom and bay colts and bumble
bees' nests;" an old-fdshloncd season
with farmers scouring their plows
In the highways and the household
' goods scattered over the front
porch; an old-time season with
housewives marching through vacant
rooms with their heads tied up and
scrub brushes in their hands; with
husbands slamming gates behind
them and marching down town for
cheese lunches; an old time spring
with one poor boy making a ten
foot onion bed and seventeen hard
hearted neighbor boys passing by
with Ashing rods on their shoulders.
When last seen, the spring above de
scribed was going south on a freight
train wrapped In a shiver and a
mufiler. tier nose was blue and she
had her hands in her pockets. Re
turn, oh! wanderer return! Come
back and no questions will be asked.
Heturn and view our lay out. Our
angle worms are hanging near tho
lire and so are our flower beds and
sky blue pants. Wo are talking in
deep bass and there is a red llannel
rag around our throat. Tho neigh
bors arc busy rolling n boy around on
a keroseno barrel who skated
through an air hole on tho swim
ming pond. Our onions set, but froze
on tho nest and the cord wood haul
ers aro holding a convention in the
timber. Return and let us linger in
your lap. Denver News. '
TOO MUCH STUDY.
With our school children bending
over school benches tho first week of
September, not to stand up straight
again till July blows her hot furn
ace; with the teacher, almost ap
palled, addressing herself to tho
year's work that lies beforo; with
tho severe demands that our mod
ern educational processes mako up
on ono side of tho boy's nature, leav
ing his other sldo severely alone,
wo aro bringing up a raco of nbnor
mally devoloped children, sharpened
at ono corner and rounded off at nil
tho others, tho beginning of tho
school year may well carry tho
measure of terror that it does for so
many. Wo need to give less tlmo to
mental cram and cerebral culture,
nnd moro to rounding or developing
tho boy or girl; and so' education
would become less tho awful task
that tho young student finds It to be
and life would loso nothing of Im
portance and high purpose in adding
to tho sum of Its 'zest, .
Tho base ball season Is again at
hand. The essential apparatus of
baso ball is Blniple and Inexpensive.
All thnt Is required Is a ITold, a stick,
tho ball itself and police protection
for umpire. One ndvantago of tho
game as played professionally Is that
those sitting In tho grand stand can
play the game a great deal better
than tho olghteen men on tho dia
mond. It Is also true that any ono
of tho spectators, even though perch
ed on a telephone polo across tho
street or looking through a knothole
In the fence beyond right, field, can
Judge of the pitcher's skill or tho
runner's fleotness much moro Intelli
gently than the arbiter who stands
behind tho battery. Tho great merit
of the game Is that the people can
participate In It. It is not like bridge
whist. Its science Is not synonymous
with silence. The thing to do is to
tnke off your coat and root as long
and ns loudly as you can, oven if you
don't know what Is happening.
TIIK MUCH ABUSKI) TARIFF.
We have always hold that the for
eign shipper pays tho tariff and it
looks as If we were right. The tariff
on hides was not taken off with any
reference to "contributing to tho cam
paign funds." The tariff was taken
off as a concession to Senator Cum
mins and other Free-Traders from
cattle producing States. They want
ed no Protection and got none. They
argued thnt free hides would give the
people cheaper leather and thus re
lieve them from paying the tax. They
got free hides, but leather Is not
The duty on a hide came to about
$1. The Government got the $1.
Some one paid It. With hides on the
free list the Government gets noth
ing. No one pays the dollar. Amer
ican tanners pay the same prico for
imported hidds, therefore they are
relieved from no tax. If the importer
did not take the $1 tut of the price
paid on the hide when dutiable and
does not save the $1, no bookkeeping
will trace the money.
The Free-Trader says, Take the
duty off and the imported things will
be cheaper and the cost of living will
bo. less. The duty is off hides, but
the imported goods are not cheaper
nor the cost of living less. It Is eight
months since the duty was taken off,
and still prices are the same.
Hides are not singular in this re
spect. The duty on lumber Is less,
the cost of lumber higher. Tariffs
were reduced on sugar, corn, meal,
salt, lard, starcJi, cream, dried peas,
cabbage, green peas, barley, pork,
ham, beef, mutton, veal (all neces
sities), and all aro dearer than be
fore. The tariff was increased on
pineapples, figs, dates, hops, split
peas, chicory, lemons, graped, buck
wheat Hour (not necessities), but
prices aro the same as bofore.
Free-Traders have chewed on these
facts for half a century, but their
milk teeth are too soft to masticate
the hard facts and their stomachs
too weak to digest them. Tho Cal
houn-Bryan school of statesmanship
lays every trouble on the tariff.
Meanwhile under Republican Tariff
Protection the industries of the U. S.
have always flourished, and under
Free-Trade languished. Under Free
Trade, foreign producers have been
able to impose what prices they lik
ed on us, but under Protection we.
have built up competition In home
production and forced foreign mono
polies to give us goods nt fair prices.
Hides aro a dry subject for Free
Truders. Free hides are skinning
their theories to the bone.
AGAINST STRIKE LOSSES.
Germany Has System of Insurance
Insurance against strike losses is
an Institution of recent dato In Ger
many, whites Consul Albert of Bruns
wick. The numerous strikes which
have taken place in this country havo
caused industrial employers to use
all means for self-protection and
self-preservation against tho nttneks
of labor. While tho workmen must
suffer deprivation during a strlko,
they have nothing to lose. When the
funds of tho union aro exhausted,
tho striker Is supported by contribu
tions from other labor organizations.
Severe material damage is dono tho
employer by a strike. Tho factory
lies Idle and suffers depreciation
from wunt of uso. Production ceases
anil the employer In these days of
keen competition Is exposed to tho
danger of being driven out of tho
market which ho has with dllllculty
acquired. As tho stoppago of work
generally takes place at times of
greatest prosperity, when orders are
most numerous, ho Is likely to loso
nil his custom to competitors.
This unfavornblo position of In
dustry ns compared with labor,
which is supportod by its system of
organization lias brought about In
dustrial lnsuranco against loss by
strikes. Tho extent to which It pre
vails may bo Judged from, official
statistics just published. According
to the bureau of statistics, there aro
In nil forty-eight companies, namoly,
thirteen strike-Indemnity insurance
coinpnnlcs, twenty-six employers' as
sociations for strlko Insurance and
nine in whjch indemnity 1b, from oc
casion to occasion granted.
Tho conditions under which a
strlko Indemnity nro pold Is different
in tho sevoral companies. Assist
ance Is granted in case of strikes and
generally In lockouts. Hut this Is
subject to fixed conditions, tho most
Important of which Is thnt the stop
page of work has not been produced
by tho fault of the employer himself.
The obligations of the companies
or associations to tho members begin
nftcr a fixed Interval, in most cases
threo months, but many vary up to
tho year. The regulations nro also
different as to whether after tho
lapBO of this period relief shall be
granted from the first day of tho
breaking out of the strike or only
nfter a later Juncturo or period.
Some of tho companies mako the
granting of tho indemnity upon furth
er conditions, for instance, tho num
ber of, tho strikes.
Tho wholo Institution, however, is
still in its infancy. The number of
its adherents, nevertheless, Increases
from year to year, showing Its econ
omical usefulness. The fact that It
strengthens the position of the em
ployer against the attacks of labor
is evidenced" by the diminished num
ber of strikes, with their unhappy
R Y A N Mrs. James Ryan, a
well known resident of Fermoy,
this county, died at Emergency hos
pital, Scranton, Tuesday evening.
She was in a serious condition when
ndmitted and she steadily grew
worse. Mrs. Ryan was fifty-live years
of age and had resided In Wayne
county for a number of years. Her
maiden name was Elizabeth Cody.
She is survived by her husband and
several children. The remains were
be taken to the home of her sister,
Mrs. James Fitzsimmons, on Brook
lyn street, on Wednesday, and the
funerai took' place on Thursday at
9:l.r o'clock. A requiem mass was
celebrated In St. Rose church and In
terment was made In the Canaan
ALASKA ONE DIC; MONEY IM)A
Ksllnuites of Its Wealth Which Reach
"A table of statistics shows Alas
ka's wealth to be anywhere from fif
teen billion dollars to a trillion and
a half," says Hampton's Magazine.
It sounds more as If the results came
from several tables of guesses in
stead of statistics, but the figures are
big any way you take them.
"An Alaskan said recently that
the only two persons who really
know anything about Alaska are the
Almighty and Alfred H. Brooks,"
says tho writer. "The latter is a
member of the United States Geolo
gical Survey and ve have what he
knows about Alaska.
"Mr. Brooks says that only '20
per cent, of Alaska has been surveyed
at all. That is, only this much has
been passed over even In reconnois
sance surveys, which barely divide
vast stretches according to their
geological character. Survey in de
tail has covered less than 1 per
cent, of tho territory.
"This affords at least some basis
for an estimate. What is known of
that 1 per cent.l added to what Is
known of a patch here and there,
suggests the possibilities for the
"There is sound reason to believe
there is ?50Q,OQO,000 worth of
placer gold In Alaska. There may
bo a hundred or a thousand times
"As for lode gold mining thero is
practically only one deep gold mine
being worked In Alaska, tho Tread
well tho Rothschilds are said to
control that and it has produced so
far ?30,000,000. There may bo at
least $G2G,000.000 lode gold In
"As for copper, this one item alone
will some day make a big crop of
Alaskan millionaires. The Govern
ment survey exports say: 'It is im
possible to estimate the copper ro
sorves.' Others say there Is another
Montana there, nnGther Arizona.
"In coal tho official Government
figures can bo definitely obtained.
The coal areas known at this time
aggregate 1,238 square miles, three
times the area of Pennsylvania's
coal bearing fields and much of
Alaska's coal equals or bettors Penn
sylvania's In quality. In unsurveyed
areas thero are some fifty thousand
squaro miles of coal bearing lands.
Mr. Brooks's lowest estimate of
Alaska's coal reaches tho stupendous
total of 15,104,000,000 tons, and ho
ndds, it would bo conservative to
multiply this figure by ten, or ovon
"Thero are thousands of tons of
other minerals, silver, quicksilver,
tin, lead, Iron. There is also pe
troleum. Thero may bo vast quanti
ties of oil under largo areas. Of sil
ver 1,817,000 ounces havo been tak
en out. Iron abounds.
"Ono great source of wealth-
sealing has been exhausted already,
Tho total on this slnglo Item reaches
tho amazing figure of $125,000,000
tiio salmon industry produces a
value of $10,000,000 every year.
"it is estimated thnt thero nro
37,000,000,000 feet of saw timbor
In Alaska; probably thore is twlco
that much. Thero aro agricultural
and grazing lands that may some day
support a population of ten mil
Menner & Co. will closo out a
lot of odd skirts, suitable for work
skirts, at Igbb than half price. 4w
KRIFS SUCCNSSFUL WINTER
Under the unremitting efforts of
Presldont Underwood nnd Vice
President Stuart of tho Erie railroad,
thnt road Is being brought up to a
standard of operating oillclency
hardly thought possible, for tho
property some few years ago. Dur
ing tho snow storms of the past win
ter, the Westorn press was unani
mous in commending tho Erlo man
agement for Its ability to keep traf
fic moving when most other roads
were severely crippled.
One of the severest tests which
tho efficiency of Its operating force
was called upon to meet was during
the recent high water throughout
New York and Pennsylvania, In
March. At tho classification yards
at Meadvllle, Pa the tracks for a
mllo and a half were under two
feet of water, yet traffic was handled
without any appreciable delay or
In photographs taken at the time,
the engines are seen running through
water which nearly" roadbed up to
tho lire boxes, engineers were tak
en out to their engines in boats,
men were wading in water consid
erably over their knees, switch locks
wore submerged nnd floating buoys
were used to designate their loca
ton. In the face of these conditions
tho company handled over 1,000
cars In nnd out of tho yard dally for
tho four days during which those
conditions existed, and most of the
traffic was handled on schedule time.
Wall Street Journal.
REPUDIATION OF THE CONSTI
Democratic representatives in the
Maryland legislature unanimously
decided to Ignore tho fifteenth amend
ment in all state and local elections
by refusing the negroes the right to
register, thereby eliminating them
frpm the voting population. The
Democrats have a three-fifth major
ity In both branches of tho Legisla
ture. The Republicans bitterly denounce
the action of the Democrats and say
that party lias put itself on record
squarely against the constitution of
the United States. It Is tho most
drastic step in recent American his
tory the Republicans assert, and not
since the war between the states has
there been an act which so strongly
asserted the discarded doctrine of
The Republicans say the action of
the Democrats in caucus is to be fol
lowed by the passage of a new gen
eral registration law for next year
and by legislation preliminary to the
submission of a suffrage amendment
next year which will practically
amount to a repudiation of the con
stitution of the United States, on a
par with the threatened nullification
by South Carolina over seventy
years ago. Not only will the Repub
licans fight the measures in the legis
lature, but will fight them desperate
ly 'before the people and In the
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Via Erie Railroad.
Ask Ticket Agent for particulars,
lwto Ap. 0.
The spring gloves in a large va
riety can be found at Menner & Co.
Scene from MOLLY DAWN, produc
ed by tho Chauncey Kelffer Co. at
tho Lyric Theatre next week.
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When your stomach Is out of ordqr
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and forms gas which caiiBes sour
ness, heartburn, foul breath, pain nt
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You can't bo very Btrong and vig
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Your appetlto will go and nausoa,
dizziness, biliousness, nervousness,
sick headache nnd constipation will
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and easy to swallow and aro guaran
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all of the above symptoms or money
Fifty cents a largo box. Sold by
druggists everywhere and by G. W.
For constipation" there is rjo rem
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STATE MODEL ORCHARDS.
Farmers anil Frult-GrowcM to be
Shown Methods mill Taught,
Principles of Orchard Man
agement. Tho residents of this county aro
about to bo shown the most approv
ed methods of horticultural manage
ment nnd suppression of Insect pests
and fungous diseases thnt damage
and destroy frultB and trees. Tho
localities where demonstrations will
bo given and dates of these meetings
will be found below, on which oc
casion at least two exports, from tho
Division of Zoology of tho Depart
ment of Agriculture will be present
to give practical instruction. Prof.
Surface, State Zoologist, expects to
bo present nt one or moro of tho
meetings held In this county.
A section of the orchard In which
these public meetings will bo hold
will bo conducted ns a permanent
Model Orchard nnd at the first meet
ing trees will bo pruned, sprayed,,
and perhaps planted. Insect pests and I
fungous diseases Identified, different I
types of apparatus shown, and lect
ures delivered and questtons ans-1
wered. Everybody Interested In
fruit culture and in saving tho trees j
from injury, whether by Insects or
diseases, should attend the meeting
nearest his homo; and, also, take
with him specimens of pests for iden
tification. It Is understood that any
questions asked ns to such pests and
on orchard management will be
The places whore meetings are
scheduled in this county next week
will be on the afternoon of the dates
given herewith. Should the weather
prove unfavorable they will be post
poned to the following day:
Monday, April 4, orchard of Chas.
McKinney, near Gravity.
Wednesday, April G, orchard of
J. P. Warwick, near Inglehart.
Monday, April 11, orchard of Hull
Brothers, near Waymart.
OUR FIRST CENSUS.
In 1790, when the first census
was taken, the people of this coun
try numbered less than 4,000,000;
at the taking of tho sixth census,
In 1S40, the population had grown
to more than 17,000,000. Our
frontier by 1840 had been pushed
across the Mississippi Valley to the
western borders of Arkansas and
Missouri and well Into Iowa and Wis
consin. Ten million people dwelt
on the Atlantic slope, C.OOu.OOO In
the Misssisslppl Valley and 1,000,000
on the Gulf slope. New York had
surpassed Philadelphia and was our
greatest city. It had more than
300,000 Inhabitants. It was the
great center on this continent of
trade, commerce, finance and wealth.
$100 REWARD, 5100.
The readers of this paper will be
pleased to learn that there is at
least one dreaded disease that
.science has been able to cure In all
its stages, and that Is Catarrh.
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is the only posi
tive cure now known to the medi
cal fraternity. Catarrh being a
constitutional disease, requires a
constitutional treatment. Hall's
Catarrh Cure Is taken internally,
acting directly upon the blood and
mucous surfaces of the system,
thereby destroying tho foundation
of tho disease, and giving the patient
strength by building up the consti
tution and assisting nature in doing
its work. Tho proprietors have so
much faith In its curative powers
that they offer One Hundred Dollars
for any case that It falls to cure.
Send for list of testimonials.
Address F. J. CHENEY & CO.,
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Take Hall's Family Pills for con
stipation. THE SPINAL COLUMN.
The spinal column, or backbone,
is the most ingenious engineering
structure over constructed. It con
tains within its center the spinal
canal, Injury to which would pro
duce In us immediate paralysis or
death The separate bones of tho
spinal column are fitted and adjusted
so nicely that thero Is no danger to
this, and, besides being provided with
cushions, it is elastic and strong.
An engineer could not do bettor than
to study this remarkable Invention
for pointers In bridge nnd houso
building. It Is the acme of scienti
W. B. HOLMES, Phesidknt.
A. T. SEA RLE, Vick Pm;s.
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AND SURPLUS AND PROFITS OF
EVERY DOLLAR of which must be lost beforo any depositor can loso a PENNY.
It has conducted a growing nnd successful business for over 515 yours, serving
an increasing number of customers with Ildeelitv and satisfaction.
Its cash funds aro protected by MODERN STEEL VAULTS.
All of these things, coupled with conservative, nmnneement, Insured
by the OAKKKUL I'KHSONAL ATTKNTION constantly given the
jwhk 8 nuairs nyn nouiniy uma
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AFRAID OF THE COMET.
Tho fear of nn Impending collision
between the enrth and Halley's comet
gavo rise to extraordinary happen
ings last weok at Nagy St. Mlklos,
a village in Hungary. The word
had gono round thnt tho day of Judg
ment was at hand, and when a night
watchman in tho early hours of tho
morning perceived a red glow In tho
sky caused by n firo In a neighbor
ing village ho gave a blast on his
horn and cried the terrifying mes
sage thnt tho Inhabitants must pre
pare for tho worst.
Men, women nnd children tumbled
out of bed Into tho open, and Father
KrlstofTsky, the old village pastor,
after scanning the firmament, also
camo to tho conclusion that tho
world was coming to an end. Ho
comforted his flock and exhorted
all to wait their fato with resigna
tion. It was, he said, only a matter
of a few hours now.
The people were somewhat paci
fied and with ono accord decided that
they might ns well finish oft what
food and drink they possessed. Ac
cordingly great fires were lit on the
square fronting tho church and a
feasting began. A few lamented,
others prayed, but the vast major
ity were Intent on having a good
tlmo while it lasted.
As the dread moment approach
ed the revelry became an orgy; all
prudence was thrown to tho winds;
the fiery wine of tho country did
the rest and soon thero was not a
sober head among them. They sang
and danced till they dropped and
slept where they lay.
The sleepers awoke In bright sun
shine and finding the old world still
rolling on as usual they unanimous
ly cursed the comet for not doing its
duty, especially when they realized
that their larders and cellars were
What an Old Subscriber Says.
Murphysboro, 111., Mar. 26, 1910.
W. W. Wood,
Dear Sir: Enclosed find money
order for $1.50 to renew my sub
scription. "The Citizen" has come
to me regularly for forty-five years.
Cannot do without It.
Somo single suits to clean up
stock, at Menner & Co.'b store, will
bo sold out regardless of cost. 4w
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