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HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 1910.
By CARL SCIIOFIELD. Special Corre
spondent. Several things project themselves to
the nttcqtlon of the casual visitor In
Washington within about eight mlu
ntes after ho steps out of the vnst
ness of the big Union station. About
the most striking of these Is the ex
cess of horse drawn vehicles over au
tomobiles. A man who doesn't own
nn automobile enn come here and dwell
In comparative happiness.
The Mecca of Visitors.
About every other visitor that comes
along nowadays makes n bee line for
the Smithsonian Institution almost be
fore pausing to look at the dome of
the capltol. And the people employed
about the Smithsonian place arc being
harassed and pestered half to death.
You see, the newspapers have publish
ed the tidings from time to timo that
consignments of the Roosevelt trophies
have arrived from Africa. Well, folks
wnnt to see 'em. Hut there's no
chance. The trophies are here, a good
many of them, but they are not mount
ed yet, and It Isn't expected that they
will be ready for public view much
The Roosevelt Trophies.
It is aunounced by the Smithsonian
institution that au impression has been
widely circulated throughout the coun
try that a considerable portion of the
collection made by the Smithsonian
African expedition under the direc
tion of Theodore Roosevelt will be
distributed among the museums of the
Before the expedition started it' was
understood that the collection should
lie largely limited to such material as
was needed for a full exhibition and
study series for the United States Na
tional museum. This would include
the collecting of a number of speci
mens of each animal in order that the
characteristics of each sjiectes would
It will not be possible to break up
these series. To do so would greatly
diminish the value of the collection.
The skins of the large game animals
nre now belng.prenared for permanent
preservation and will soon be In shape
, for study and comparison. Arrange
ments are also being made to mount
a portion of them for exhibition to the
Colonel Hoosevelt killed a few speci
mens for the American Museum of
Natural History, for Mr. Akeley, who
is collecting for that museum; also
an elephant for the museum of the
University of California In recogni
tion of the courtesy of Miss Alexan
der who waived n contract with Mr.
Heller In order that he could accom
pany the expedition.
Passing of the Red Man.
For once In many years the birth
rate among the Indians of the west is
greater than the death mte, and the
Indian olllce is hopeful that It will con
tinue to keep in advance. During the
fiscal year 3,395 births and 3,178
deaths were reported to the Indian bu
reau Comparisons, however, show
that the death rate among the Indians
is still about twice that of other races,
while the birth rate Is now averaging
those of the others. The outlook, accord
ing to Commissioner Vnlentlne, Is fa
vorable, and be has hopes that ufter
some years the death rate among the
Indians will be materially decreased.
There are now about 300,000 Indians
in this country, exclusive of the num
ber In Alaska.
The Government's Police.
The prompt capture of the men .who
; presumably rotibed tlio Hlclmiond post-
olllce recently is an evidence of the ef
fectiveness of the federal detective
forces. Uncle Sam's policemen and
crime tracers nre an exceptionally high
class of men, Intelligent, trained and
skillful In the business of running law
breakers to earth. It is indeed danger
ous to tamner with federal nronertv.
Most cracksmen keep away from Unit
ed States premises, knowing that the
chances of their detection are greater
than in cases of thefts from private
individuals. As a rule, only Inexpe
rienced thieves and burglars of a low
grado of Intelligence go after govern
Pursuit of Criminals Relentless,
The United States Is relentless in its
pursuit of criminals. Local police may
flag In their effortu to laud their men,
but tho federal detectives never quit
after they have once started. Counter
feiters, postolllce robbers and other
pilferers of federal funds are pursued
relentlessly, often far over seas iuto
tho waste places of tho earth uud the
remote nooks of semlclvlllzation.
Naval Academy Band.
Tho senate committee on naval af
fairs has made a favorable report on
the bill to reorganize and enlist the
members of tho bund of the United
States Naval academy. The bill has
.already passed the house. Tbq bill
provides that the bund shall consist of
one leader, who shall have tho pay
uud allowance of a second lieutenant
In the murine corps; one second lender,
with pay at tho rute of $50 monthly;
twenty-nine musicians, first class, and
eleven musicians, second class. The
members of the band are to have tho
emoluments allowed enlisted men in
Planning For tho Fourth.
Commissioner Rudolph lias taken up
the question of a suitable street pag
eant for the Fourth of July which
will be a purely Washington affair.
The procession will probably lie com
posed of tableaux of historical events,
and In addition It Is proposed to enact
some of the scenes from the city's his
tory upon the original sites if possible.
DAMES AND DAUGHTERS.
As the result of a sudden fright
from n swiftly closing typewriter desk
Miss Christine Canileld, a Minneapolis
typewriter, twenty-one years old, was
Mrs. Ella O. Shoemaker, who for
fourteen years was a member of the
board of education of Maslllon, O.,
during three of which she was Its presi
dent, has Just retired from public life.
Mrs. Ilnrnett, tho wife of Colonel
United States marines In Pckln, is a
splendid horsewomnn and recently ac
companied her husband on his ninety
mile riding test.
Mrs. George II. Kendall of Nnshua,
who has just been re-elected president
of the New Hampshire Woman's Hu
mane association, attended to a thou
sand humane cases during the last
year, exclusive of warnings.
Mine. Thebes, the French seeress,
declared that the world Is to have a
bad time in 1010. The home folks will
now be ready to admit that she is a
true prophet of evil, for the disastrous
floods In France rurwle the opening of
this year memorable.
Lady Constance Steward Richard
son, who is appearing in public as an
exponent of dancing in Greek nttire,
has a high reputation ns a horsewo
man, a championship swimmer and a
shot. She Is a daughter of the lato
Lord Cromartie and a granddaughter
of Aniie, duchess of Sutherland. Lady
Constance married Sir E. Stewart
Richardson six years ago.
Canada has 100,000 Indians among
her population of 0,000,000.
The wind gauge on shipboard reg
isters up to 105 miles an hour.
As many as 3(5S new rocks and
I shoals dangerous to navigation were
discovered last year.
America cuts yearly some 20,000,
000,000 cubic feet of lumber over and
above what Is lost by tire and other
New York has 2,000 canalboats of
all kinds at present, but the fleet will
soon be increased by many large ones
for service on the new Erie canal.
"London Is still n shop and factory.
Paris Is a drawing room turned Into u
kitchen. Berlin is a kitchen turning
into a drawing room." So says a Pa
An ordinary gas jot will consume as
much oxygen as five persons.
In a recent test of a new German
high speed telegraph apparatus 2,000
distinctly recorded words were trans-
1 mltted -130 miles lu five minutes.
In a herles of telephonic experiments
a German scientist has made magnets,
alternating current transformers and
even dynamos talk without the use of
vibrating plutes or membranes.
A new pyromotcr for measuring high
temperatures consists of n strip of two
metals rolled into a spiral. As heat
rays are focused upon tho strip it
gradually unrolls owing to the differ
ence between the two metals' coeffi
cients of expansion.
Flower, and Tree.
Plants cannot live if deprived of
The date palm requires a hot, dry
ii I r, but moisture about tho roots, and
plenty of it.
Palms never live more than 250
years. Ivy has been known to live
150, chestnut SIX), oak 1,000 and yew
To prevent crotched trees from split
ting ufter they como into bearing
twist and fasten two small limbs to
gether, uud as the stem grows It will
Train and Track.
A railroad will soon connect India
The maximum wage of brukemon on
English railways has Just been fixed
ut $7.78 a week.
Canada's total railway mileage last
July wus 30,330 miles. This means
that there is one mile of railway for
every 300 inhabitants.
An Australian Inventor has designed
a piece of inocbanlsm which renown
the life of a street car rail by planing
down Its irregularities while it la In
MAKING FARM HANDS TIDY.
How One Woman Accomplished It
Through a System of Fines.
At a meeting of n woman's institute
for tho benellt of farmers' wives a
paper was read on tho artistic decora
tion of the home, and especial stress
was laid upon the wife's having n
dainty table. It was written by a
woman whose homo was luxurious
and whose taste was exquisite.
"But," asked one woman, "how can
I have a dainty table? I havo ten In
the family four children, four hired
men most of tho time and my husband
nnd myself. The hired men are gen
erally foreigners, hopelessly untidy.
It Is all I can do to get them to wash
their hands and faces and comb their
hair before they come to the table. I
cannot sot a separate table and get
through with my other work. How
can 1 manage to have a dainty table?
The men soil the tablecloth and wipe
their mouths on their sleeves, and I'm
well, I'm just discouraged. I tried
furnishing them napkins, but I would
I havo to give them fresh ones at each
meal in order to keep decently clean.
J That meant more wnshlng than I can
I do. so It was out of the question."
1 And the speaker's eyes lllled with
i tears, for this was one of her un
j solvable problems.
"Well, sister, I'll tell you how I
manage," smilingly answered a bright
faced woman. "In the first place, 1
put a washstand covered with white
oilcloth, with pitcher and bowl and
tin slop jar, out In the back entry. I
hung up n mirror, brushes, combs and
nail cleaner (I bought them at the ten
cent counter); also a loug roller towel,
a shoe brush, a small broom and a
big piece of soap. Then I said to the
men: 'This is your dressing room.
You must make yourselves tidy be
fore coming to the table. In the house
I make tho rules, and if you do not
comply with them 1 shall fine you 5
cents for each transgression and de
duct It from your wages.' "Delinea
tor For April.
AQUATIC PLANT CULTURE.
How an Amateur Can Construct a Lily
Pond In a Home Garden.
Aquatic plants for thp home garden
are not grown as.-nmch as they should
be. Amateurs who hesitate for fear
of failure are wrong, for water lilies
require far less care than tender bed
ding plunts and nre lass expensive.
Any swumpy or lioggy ground can
easily be converted Into nn aquatic
garden. Flowering shrubs, trees nnd
ferns will grow luxuriantly near a
pond. When you decide on the loca
tion of your pond, which should be at
the lowest point of the garden, dig
out the soil from eighteen Inches to
three feet deep, depending on the se
verity of the winters In your locality.
The lilies must be planted deep enough
to prevent tholn freezing.
An inexpensive way to make your
pond hold water Is to line It with com
mon clay. Cover the bottom and sides
of tho pond with this clay three or
four inches thick and beat lirmly until
solid nnd even.
The best method Is to plant your
water lilies In boxes or tubs. Use rich
soil, as coarse as possible. Hough
pieces of sod and lumps of earth
should be mixed In. Boxes holding
five or six cubic feet will accommodate
strong growing plants, and others hold
ing half that much will be large enough
for the weaker growing plants.
If the pond Is large, the soil may be
placed on the bottom and the plants
set out In It, but In smaller ponds un
der this method the roots of the strong
er plants will quickly cover the bot
tom, crowding out the weaker.
How to Mako Washable Ruching.
Washable ruchjng may be made nt
home by taking two widths of footing,
of the sort used formerly for edging
hundkerchlefs and basting the oppo
site edges together. Leave a quarter
In difference nt the top and gather
Into tiny plaits on a narrow band.
This may be done by hand or more
easily by n machine rulller. After
washing, starch slightly, Iron and
pinch up Into little plaits. It will be
much prettier, however, if one owns
end uses a regular Uutlug machine.
This Is not Inordinately expensive and
comes into constant use for lace edges,
ruffles down the front of shirt waists,
etc., and It certainly gives one a trim
mer, moro tailor made appearance.
How to Make Charcoal Tablets.
Some charcoal tablets that may bo
made at home to sweeten the breath
nro composed of half an ounce of wil
low charcoal. , half un ounce of sac
charin and au ounco and a half of un
sweetened chocolate and a quarter of
a dram of powdered vanilla. These
are mixed and made Into a paste with
pure gum arable mucilage. Tho mix
turo then is broken into bits and left
How to Clean Burlap,
Burlap which has become faded and
soiled may bo made to look as good an
new by using ouo coat of any good
liiterior paint, spread evenly. Two
coats of pp.Uit mako too glossy a finish.
I CHOICE OF HAIRPINS.
How to Select the Right Kind and
Show Good Taste.
Do not get Into tho hnblt of thinking
that n suitable hairpin Is anything
I that will hold up tho hair. If this no
tion were not so wldesprond there
! would not be so many freakish look
Ing heads and cut nnd split balr.
Hairpins may bo wrong lu several
. ways. They may be too ornate, which
is poor taste, or too rough and cheap.
which Is ruination to tho hair.
Some women will wear nothing but
tortoise shell pins In their hair. This
Is undoubtedly a luxury, as most hair
Is given to shedding pins at wholesale
rates. There Is nothing, however, that
is so little Injurious to the hair from
the absolute smoothness of the sur
face. When you cannot afford real shell
tho next choice is a good celluloid pin.
This is smoother nnd less unsightly
than rubber and not so ugly nor' so
injurious as metal pins. The latter
should not bo worn by women whose
hair is very fine or whose scalps per
spire. Where a pin shows, as is the case
with the present style of braids, if
possible buy real shells, though your
smaller pins are Imitation. If care
lilly handled, kept from extreme heat
uid cold and securely Inserted these
pins should last for years.
Do not overcrowd your head with
plus. Most women wear more than la
necessary. Learn to adjust a pin prop
erly, and the number may be sensibly
decreased. Overpinutng breaks the
hulr and may irritate sensitive scalps.
Good taste In hair pins Is shown by
wearing those that are Inconspicuous,
both In size and texture. Some women
affect huge knots on the ends of their
pins, or they are studded with Jewels
or ablaze with gold.
PRUNING GARDEN SHRUBS.
How the Process Must Be Accom
plished to Get Best Results.
As ornamental trees and shrubs are
pruned to aid In the production of
flowers nnd foliage, the tloweriug sea
son necessarily controls the time of
Many of the early blooming shrubs
develop their flowers the year befor6,
nnd with these heavy pruning should
bo delayed' until Just after their tlow
eriug season. Deutzla, splrea. forsy
thla .and tnnuy other popular shrubs
are of this character. Soon after their
flowering season Is over they begin
to develop buds for the next year.
Shrubs needing heavy trimming
should be pruned In early winter. This
will result in larger blooms on the re
maining buds. Such plants as the
hydrangea and the clematis, which
make their flowering buds on shoots
grown the same year, should be prun
ed heavily while dormant, as this will
give a greater profusion of shoots on
which to develop new buds.
When pruning hardy deciduous flow
ering shrubs all dead wood should be
cut out. straggling branches cither
shortened or removed, ami all suckers
arising from the roots should be de
stroyed. Where shrubs are planted
In clumps, branches that Interfere with
other branches should be cut out. It
Is a good Idea to cover the wounds
with white lead or grafting wax, as
If a stub Is left uncovered the healing
of tho wound will be left until the stub
Is rooted out and the rotting stub will
b'i a lodging place for bacteria and
fungus. Cut the branch off clean and
close to the main stein, avoiding nny
stub, and cover the wound with graft
ing wax melted and applied hot.
How to Water Window Boxes.
The watering of plants In a window
box is of the first Importance. With
puor loam and correct watering It Is
possible to keep plunts In a flourishing
condition for days. With the best of
loam and Insulllcleut watering the
chances of keeping tho plants alive arc
poor. It Isn't sufficient to sprinkle
lightly every morning. The water
jtiould bo ppured on several times u
Jay. Don't be stingy with the water.
Pour it on the thirsty plants. It is
best to souk thoroughly the boxes ut
night nnd early lu the morning before
tho sun Is high. About the middle of
the summer as much loam us possible
should be dug from the top of the box
without disturbing the roots uud bo
replaced with new, rich leaf mold or
decayed soil. In addition, give fre
quent waterings with manure water.
Plauts must have nourishment. If
supplied with new loam and tho liq
uid manure tho window boxes will bo
How to Fasten Handles on Umbrellas.
Sometimes a person would llko to
change some expensive umbrella
handle to another umbrella and fasten
It on solid. This can be done by clean
lug out the hole left in tho handle
from tho old rod and filling tho hole
with powdered sulphur. Placo the
baudlo In a solid, upright position, and
after heating tho umbrella rod red hot
push the rod down into tho hoia con
taining tho sulphur, Tho hot rod
uses tho sulphur, and when cold it
will hold tho rod solid. This method
may bo applied to fastening rods into
stone, iron or wood.
THE B. 0. OF ELKS
( 'lees In other fraternal organizations,
"WELCOME TO OUR CITYlLdn.t,dhro8icrrtnnc
Dunmoro Fire Department, tmrptlmr
One of the Most Iiellchtful Tin..-,
l'll- In H... .,....,. rU
This Organization Everybody Wus
About 200 Elks from Scranton ar
rived here on Thursday evening at
about 7 o'clock on a special train.
They were met by Burgess Kuhbnch
and a number of Elks, and proceeded
to the City Hall, where an evening
of merriment was spent. Among
the Elks who arrived on the 10
o'clock morning train from Scran
ton, were the following: Grand Es
teemed Lecturing Knlcht. .1. r.
Past Exalted Ruler, J. H. Cohen, ,
Tyler, Matt Robllng, Chnrter Mem-,
bor, E. .Moses, Emll Woichel, Zip Mad
ensapchor, Geo. Hofnagel and .Mr.
McKann. These vere reinforced by a
largo squad or notable Elks who
came from Port Jervis; Middletown,
and other places, on the Erie train.
Every Elk before reaching Hones-1
dale was dehorned by a decree of the '
night Worshipful Most Excellent Es-;
teemed Grand Ruler of the Order, in '
order that the antics of the herd '
would result in no greater injury to
its members than the salutation of
At the institution of this society In
1867, it was composed only of a few
gentlemen of tho theatrical nrnfnc!-
slon, drawn together for social Inter
course. It has now developed Into a
widespread and powerful order of
benevolence and charity, with lodges
in over nine hundred of the princi
pal cities of the Union. Born of
brotherly love, and aiming to pro
mote the brotherhood or man, it is
designed to offer its members the cer
tainty of sympathetic hearts and
welcome hearths in the various cities
to which business or pleasure may
summon them. One can well realize
the satisfaction In finding In every
city a circle of kindred minds, kind,
appreciative and indulgent friends,
social spirits, who, linked together
by the mystic tie, extend the right
hand of fellowship, and greet you
with the kind smile of brotherhood.
The social connection, the oppor
tunity to bring the brothers Into a
closer conception of the true claims
for consideration of Its members, Is
the only object of the Order of Elks.
Brotherly love and justice are not
the brlgntest jewels In the crown of
a worthy member. Charity shines
forth prominently In all their actions
the beacon light that guides them
from tho shoals of reckless liberality
and tho quicksands of proverbial
prodigality. It Is needless to refer
to the well known generous charity
of the Order, whenever occasion de
mands its aid. Scarcely enn the cry
of distress echo on the air. the wall
of misfortune or the moan of des
pair summon assistance, ere the Elks
tender the best efforts to aid and re
lieve, questioning neither county
nor creed, doctrine nor belief.
Charity. Brotherly Love and Fi
delity are the watchwords of tho Or-
dor, and Humanity its keynote, nnd
dally and hourly do the prayers of
tho widow and orphnn nscend to tho
Throno of Grace, Imploring blessings
upon the magnanimous and bene
ficent order of Elks.
Ilcliatli a Tear of Pity and n lluml
Open as Day for .Mfltlns flmrlty.
Probably there is no Elk who en
joys n larger acquaintance through
out tho Jurisdiction ot Scrnnton
1908, then being advanced to Es
toemod Loyal Kulght at tho annual
election in 1907. On tho death of
Walter E. Davis, Mr. Burschol was
elected to the position of Esteemed
Leading Knight. At the annual elec
tion held in March tho members, saw
fit to honor him with tho position
of Exalted Ruler, which position he
Mr. nurscheljig of the County
Commissioners of Lackawanna coun
ty, having been elected to this posi
tion so often that It begins to look
ns though he would serve a lire
In addition to being Exalted Ruler
of the Elks he holds a number of of-
wlt!! a n"!r of other fraternal or-
W. S. COULD.
W. S. Gould was Initiated In the
Scranton Lodge of Elks under date of
April 20, 1003, and in June of 1304
was elected Secretary of the Lodge,
which position he has held continu
ally since that time.
Mr. Gould Is also a member of a
number of other fraternal organiza
tions embracing all the bodies of
Masonry, as well as being Supreme
Registrar of the I. C. S. Fraternity or
the World, an organization composed
of the students of the International
Correspondence Schools of Scranton,
He is associated with his father
and brothers in the carriage manufac
turing business, comprising tho firm
of A. R. Gould & Sons, the largest
carriage manufacturers In North
MATT V. 1SUOWX.
Mr Brown Is the retiring Exalted
Ruler of the Lodge nnd while having
only been a member for a short
time, nevertheless has done yeoman
service In the organization. He was
appointed Esquire In 1907. and was
elected Esteemed Leading Knight In
1908. and Exalted Ruler In 1909.
His year has been a successful
one, and he retires from the chair
with the best wishes ot the Lodge.
.Mr. Brown Is connected with a
number of fraternal organizations,
being Past Grundy Knight of the
Knights or Columbus. President of
tho Irish-American Society, and
Chairman or the Supremo Cabinet ot
the I. C. 8. Fraternity of tho World.
Jit. Brown is engaged In the ha
berdasher business, having one or
the most complete lines In this par
ticular, to be found in the city. His
placo of business Is located In Hotel
At tl'f rece-it county election ho
served as Secretary to tho Democratic
MAYOR JOHN KUIHIACH,
A Prominent Elk of Honesdalo.