The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, April 27, 1910, Image 2

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Most of Them Made by Supposedly
I Respectable Mechanics.
Corre- Every Httlo whllo, said n detecUvo
I recently, tho police arrest n mnn wun
SCHOril-LI). Special
The District of Columbia elnlms to a set of burslar'a tools In his posses-
have the rentest collection of stnMien slon, and ono naturally wonders where
and monuments perpetuating the mem. they all como from.
. . T. lm Mnn.. n In... n mm nf nnV fin.
ory of the nation's great men. No i " " "
other city can boast of such a valuable """ V " h.
array of marble and bronr.c linage of
men who helped to make the United
States the lending nation of tho world.
The Capital's Statues.
The total nmount of money expended
for nil the statues in the District is
estimated at $5,000,000. While this
sum Is enormous, it docs not adequate
ly represent tho value of tho statues.
Many of them were erected by nets
of congress with money appropriated
from the United States treasury, a I
large number are gifts of patriotic so
cieties, but the greatest collection of
nil is that in the national hall of fame.
In the capltol, which is composed of
gifts from the' various states. More
than fifty statues are still to be added
to tho collection in the hall of fame
by the states.
Gifts From Foreign Rulers.
Twice have presents made to the
president and other oflicers of tho
United States by foreign rulers been
the subjects of burglary, but each time
they were recovered and are yet in
the custody of the government. The
provision of section 1), article 1, of the
constitution of the United States,
which precludes the acceptance by
government oflicers without the con
sent of congress of "any present, emol
ument, otlico or title of any kind what
ever from any king or prince of any
foreign state," wos an enigma to the
rulers of foreign countries who sought
to honor our country through Its ofli
cers. Many of the gifts referred to were
proffered after the conclusion of trea
ties. They were sent to presidents,
ministers, commissioners, consuls and
oflicers of the navy, but the consent of
congress was obtainable in but few in
stances, and they went to the custody
of tho state department, the patent
otllce being the repository. Kroni the
latter some of the most valuable were
stolen more than sixty years ago, but
were recovered and hidden away in
the treasury vaults for over thirty
Some of the Treasures.
Among the presents were two mus
kets presented to President Jefferson
by the bey of Tunis, a cane sent to
John Qulncy Adams made of an ele
phant's tusk and gold mounted, a
gold snuffbox with the initial A In
diamonds presented to General Jack
son by Emperor Alexander of Itussla,
a sword with gold scabbard and
mountings presented to Commodore
James Biddle by tho viceroy of Peru,
necklaces of diamonds and pearls,
cashmere shawla, Persian rugs, other
ornaments of pearls and a gold mount
ed sword presented to Commodore J.
D. Elliot by the imaum of Muscat.
Presents From Muscat.
Later other presents were scut by
the imaum to President Van Buren
direct On Christmas day, 1839, tho
ship Sultance arrived at New York
with two Arabian horses, n bottle of
attar of roses, five demijohns of rose
water, a package of cashmere shawls,
a bale of Persian rugs, a box of pearls,
etc., most of them for the president,
but n sword was for Commodore El
liot and a shawl each for the wives of
Lieutenants W. V. Shields and A. II.
Footc. The latter oilleer afterward be
came an admiral. The horses were sold,
and the state department added tho
other articles to the collection In the
patent otllce.
There was no day watchman, and
Dec. 21. 1SU. in broad daylight, tho
door was opuued by means of a false
key. and the thief carried off the snuff
box and gold scabbard. The loss was
placed at over $15,000, and a reward of
$1,000 was offered for their recovery.
Little was hoard of them for a few
wit'k's. but thev were recovered In
some mysterious manner In Baltimore,
Soon afterward tho National Institute
was given charge of the articles as
rart of the museum, and they were
placed In cases for exhibition.
Thieves Get Jewels.
As a precaution against nny nttempt
to carry them off bells were attached,
lnceulously hidden, but this did not
prevent a successful raid. The night
of Nov. 8. 1818. there was much ex
citement In the city, for the result of
the election was not then known, and
until a late , hour there were largo
crowds unon the streets uncertain as
to whether Taylor or Cass was elect
ed nresldeut. Tho building in which
thu gifts were stored was In charge of
two watchmen, and one, having made
the rounds at 1 o clock and found all
safe, awoke his mate and turned in
The following morning a rope was
found dangling from a Window by
which a thief had made his escape
with tho booty. Tho snuffbox and
irold scabbard, the ntUir of roses, dla
mouds, pearls and over thirty gold and
silver medals were carried off.
On Exhibition After Many Years
Tho. National Institute tho day fol
lowlug offered n reward of $1,500, and
in a fow weeks tho arrest .was made
of John Hand liear Philadelphia. Near
lv If not all tho property was recovered
Tho authorities then took no chances
and May 10, 1810, turned tho articles
over to tho treasury for sate Keeping,
Feb. 27. 1887, tho secretary of the
treasury directed the treasurer to de
liver tho articles to tho Smithsonian
Thus after thirty-eight years the val
untile were nut in charge of the
Smithsonian (and again placed ou ex
purchasing tho most wlckcd-looklng
knifo over made. But who would
know where to got n "Jimmy" or n de
vice for drilling Into a safe or any Of
tho many1 tools used by tho profession
al burglar In tho pursuit of his call
ing? Thcro nre places In the largo cities
where these things are made and sold
to the users, but such places nre ex
ceedingly scarce. It may seem a lit
tle strango to learn that most oi ino
tools used In burglaries are made by
mechanics who arc looked upon as re
spectable men in tho community.
Whon a burglar wants any particu
lar tool made ho goes to a mechanic
who can do the Job and pays him per
haps five times what It Is actually
worth for making the tool and keeping
quiet about it. Many detectives can
recall casos of this kind tnai navo
como to light.
One in particular occurred some
years ago, wnen an escupeu
named Williams went to a black
smith nnd got him to make a lot of
drills to be used In safe cracking. He
personally superintended the temper
ing of the steel, but when tho Job was
nearly completed it leaked out, nnd
Williams was arrested, in tnis in
stance tho blacksmith knew nothing
of the use to which the tools were to
be put Most of the tools used by
burglars arc secured in the same way.
Philadelphia Inquirer.
Of Interest to Women Readers
Can Be Attached to Electric Light Fix
ture for Power.
No, this Is not a telephone, It Is a
massage, apparatus designed by a
Now York man nnd it has many ad
vantageous features not possessed by
the ordinary massago machine. Tho
instrument has a box-like compartr
mont nt tho top which contains electro-magnets,
armature plates, etc., and
means for graduating the strongth of
Music-Loving Cows.
Music pleases man and beast. Tho
author of tho book of Job records the
effects of the trumpet on the horse,
and a writer In the American Nat
uralist tolls of a herd of cows that
was greatly moved by tho music of a
band. Twelve or thirteen cows In a
herd were grazing in a large fleld op
posite a dwelling house. One day a
German band began playing on the
road dividing tho house from the field.
No sooner did the cows'hear the music
than they camo from the farther end
of tho field, nnd standing with their
heads over the dividing stono fence
quietly listened to the music. On tho
departure of the musicians, the cows
followed them as far as they could on
the other sldo of the wall. When they
could go no farther, they stood lowing
ptteously. Some of them became so
excited that they ran round and round
the field, seeking to get out. Finding
no outlet, they returned to the corner
hero they had lost sight of tue Dana
and remained there for a long time.
More Exclusive In Philadelphia.
The story Is told of an elderly worn-
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an, a memuer oi uie iuucr uitic u.
Philadelphia society, who was mucn
affected by the news of the death of a
man of social aspirations which, had
not. It is sad to relate, been aided by
his well known benevolence.
Mr. Blank was in many respects
an admirable character," said the old
lady, "and It was a real pity that his
lowly origin made impossible our rec
ognition of him. Poor. dear, vulgar
creature! We could not know him in
Philadelphia, but we shall meet him
In heaven!" Llppincott's.
the current sent out. The whole Is
mounted on a long, hollow rubber
handle through which run the wires
by which tho instrument can be con
nected with a battery of its own or
with the electric light fixtures in tho
The bell-shaped device which so
closely resembles tho receiver of a
telephone Is detachable, and It Is that
through which the electric current 1b
transmitted. When this apparatus Is
hitched up to the source of power
used, the vibratory mechanism Inside
is set into operation and the devlco Is
passed over the head or body to pro
duce the tingling sensation which sets
the blood Into circulation and from
which the benefits of massage are de
rived. Being so light and easily
manipulated, the instrument can bo
used by the subject himself. f
Pictures of Presidents.
In every department, nnd In fact In
overy buronu, arc to bo found the pic
tures of the former heads of those de
partments or bureaus. Pictures of all
of tho presidents nre not In the Whlto
House, hut mnny are t bo found
Neither arc the pictures of tho
wives of all the presidents, those who
occupied tho position of "first lady of
the land," to b! found In the Whlto
Houso, though a goodly number have
been preserved. It Is rnthor a nota
ble fact that tho plcturos of nearly all
the women who have graced tho posi
tion of mistress of the White Houso
are placed In the lower rooms and cor
ridors. This region might bo termed
tho basement, though It scarcely mer
its' that position In architecture.
All of these- corridors are used at
the big functions at the Whlto Houso,
ant1 no doubt more people see tho pic
tures of the women than would bo
tho cane If they wore hung In the up
per rooms.
Literary Favorites.
Tho Paris Gaulols has been asking
Its readers to name the 23 greatest
writers in the world up to tho present
day. Tho list which resulted from the
voices given by '11,247 renders runs:
Victor Hugo, Shakespeare. Uaclne,
Cornellle. Vergil. Mollere, Homer.'
Dante, Goethe, Bossuot La Fontaine,
Lamartlne, Chateaubriand, Voltaire,
Cicero. Pascal. Musset. Ralzac, Soph
ocles. Horace. Schiller. Plato, Cer
vantes. J. J. Rousseau and Milton.
Votes were given for 432 other auth
It will be noticed that the list con
tains the nnme of no living writer,
nnd that 14 of tho 25 are French, thrco
Latin, two Greek, two English, two
German, one Italian and one Spanish,
Wherein the Batrachlan Shows Him
self as Wise as Serpent. j
Tho following snako story was told
norno tlrao ago by a reputable citizen
of Anson county, says tho Charlottes
ville Observer:
Driving along tho public road ono
day ho saw a toad crossing tho road
at top speed hitting only tho high
plnccs. nnd few of them. As the frog
disappeared in tho bosky underbrush
on ono sldo a blncksnako In hot pur
suit made its nppearance on tho other.
Tho story teller followed the two Into
the bushes to see what tho result
would bo. Ho had proceeded only a
short distance when he found tho frog
nt bay, facing tho snake, and with the
latter circling about in nn effort to
ranko an attack from tho rear. His
frogshlp kept turning all the time, al
ways facing the enemy.
Tho ronson of the snako a manoeu
vre was that tho frog had In Its mouth,
held crosswise and nbout the middle,
a stick about the slzo and length of a
load pencil. Tho frog know the snake
could not swallow him so long as ho
presented such a front The frog won
as tho snako quit cold.
8:26 a. m. and
Trains lcavo at
2MS p. m.
Sundays at 2:48 p. m.
Trains arrive at-1:40 and 8:08
p. m.
Saturdays, arrives at 2:45 and
leaves at 7:10.
Sundays nt 7:02 p. in.
New England Pie.
Some poor dwelled In the benight
ed beyond of Chicago asks what a real
New England pie is like. It probably
will not help him to bo told, but if ho
means apple, it is like an essay by
Emerson nullified with the music of
Massenet and spiced with the cyni
cism of Shaw; if ho means pumpkin.
it is like some of Gounod's music
hoard In a landscape all sun and (low
ers. It Is too early yet to describe
the mince pies of 1910. but last year's
and last year was not an extraordi
nary good year were like an Increase
In salary, and a present from home ar
riving on tho day when ones consci
ence was behaving Itself. Boston
Learning the Elements.
Tho editor of tho Atlanta Constitu
tion, Mr. Clark Howell, tells a good
story about a former Janitor of the
Constitution otflco. who lost his place
through overlndulgenco In liquor, and
who afterward secured a position as
an assistant In an automobile garage
in that city.
"Ho had been working round the
garage as a handy man for about six
months," said Mr. Howell, "and hap
pening to meet him on tho street one
day, I asked him how ho was getting
along in tho automobile business.
" 'Fine.' said he.
" 'I supposo you know everything
about an automobile now, Tom?" I
said to him.
"'Yes. sir, Mr. Howell, I knows a
lot about dem cars, for I'b been work
ing under dem and over dem and all
around dem ever sinco I left de Con
stitution ofilce. But dere is Just one
thing about dom automobiles dat puz
zles me,' said Tom.
" 'What's that?' I asked.
" 'Well, sir, Mr. Howell, I can't get
it into my hoad how they make em
go without hitching a horae to 'em.' "
I Designer and Man- 1
ufacturer of
Office and Works
1036 MAIN ST.
His Handicap.
Mack How did she happen to mar
iry a man with only one leg?
Wyld Ho couldn't run away.
For New Late Novelties
SPENCER, The Jeweler
"Guaranteed articles only sold."
Dainty Table for Cables' Clothes.
If It has ever been our lot to dress
and undress a small baby, you will al
ready be acquainted with the fact that
where to put Its clothes you do not
know. Truly, at ypur side there la tho
basket In which the garments may bo
folded neatly; but it Is much easier to
write about folding up tiny garments
whllo the possessor is wrlgglng in
your lap than to fold them. Besides,
which It Is certainly more hygienic to
let the clothes remain open for a
The neighbor's dog sits out on tho
front lawn and howls dismally. Tho
man In the window looks out and
yells: "Sh-h-h, you beast! The uog
continues to howl. Tiie man again
comes to the window and this time
hurls a shoe at the dog. Still tho
nnimnl howls. Another shoe follows.
Tho next day the man's wife goes
around In her stocking feet because
she can't find her shoes. Tho man
hasn't the price of another pair of
shoes for her. and tho next night the
dog howls louder than ever.
The Baths of Old Rome.
At the end of the third century
after Christ there were In Home 11
large public baths and 92G smaller
ones. The baths of Caracalla could
accommodate at one time 1.600 people,
those of Diocletian. 3,600. Taking
1,500 as the average of each of the.
public baths, and 50 as that of each of
the private baths, it appears tnat at
any minute naming accommouauuua
were possible for 62,000 people in
ancient Rome. Counting on a popu
lation of 2.000.000, the figure generally
given ns tho correct one, It would thus
seom that ample privillges were af-
fo-Oed every day for every Inhabitant
of the Imperial City.
W. B. HOLMES, President.
A. T. SEAKLE, Vice Pres.
SALMON, Cashier
WAltD, Ass't Cashier
We want vou to understand the reasons for the ABSOLUTE SECURITY
of this Bank.
HAS A CAPITAL OF - - - $100,000.00
MAKING ALTOGETHER - - 494,000.00
EVERY DOLLAR of which must be lost before any depositor can lose a l'l-.iNiN l .
It has conducted a growing and successful business for over 35 years, serving
nn increasing number of customers with fideelitv and satisfaction.
Us casti lunus are protectee, ay -iuLr.ivx omci. i"juu.
What. Indeed?
".lames was always Kind or mo-
roo. saiU airs. rHKU iu iiur uanci,
"but now he's married again, seems
ar. if he couldn't boar to have anybody
B?nilp. "There vou go. he says to Al-
mlry, the other day, 'always singing rTYf o 1 AQCPfS
vaie oi i -
All ot these thmcs. coupled with conservative management. Insured
by tho CAllEKUL PEHSONAI. ATTENTION constantly slveii the
Hank's affairs by a notably able Hoard of Dlrectorsassuresthepatrons
of that SUPIIEMK SAKKTY which Is the .prime essentlul of u cood
them secular songs In this
woe. What if you was took sudden,'
says lie. 'and called to your last ac
count with the "Soldier's Tear" In
your mouth?' " ExclwHa
Ready for the End.
Tho rector and a farraor were dis
cussing tho subject of pork one day
and the rector displayed considerable
Interest in a pen of good-sized Berk
shires. "Thoso pigs of yours are In
fine condition, Tomkinson,' ho re
marked. '.'Yes, sur; they be," .replied
the matter-of-fact farmer. "Ah, sur,
If we was all of us only as lit to die
as thoy be, sur, we'd do." London
Historic Edifice Gone.
The courthouso at Washington, Ma
son county, Kentucky, In which Uncle
Tom of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" famo
was sold, was struck by lightning and
destroyed on August 13. Tho building
was erected In 17U4. It was tho salo
of tho aged negro nt this place that
gave Harriet Beecber Stowe tho basis
for her story. Green Hag.
Olive Trees Live Long.
Olive trees have extraordinarily
long lives. In Syria recently have
been found somo romnrkably ancient
olive, trees whoso ages are established
beyond question. A trust deed exists
which relates to an orchard covering
490 trees near Tripoli, Syria, the trust
deed having been Issued 490 years
The Better Part of Courage.
"1 admires courage." said Uncle
Eben. "but I doesn't blame a man fob
glttln' out'n de way when ho ain't got
no show. Dar wouldn't bo no sense
at all in a mouse tryin' to light a cat."
Codfish and Flounder.
Somo authorities s: y tho floundet
Is only a codfish with a flattened head.
Baby's Dress Stand Made from
Plant Pedestal.
whllo to thoroughly air them. Henco
the cute little dress stand about which
I am going to tell you.
In Its original state It was made of
whlto wood. Without doubt its origi
nal mission in life was to support a
pot of flowers, for Its three straight
legs supported a circular top about
the size of a dinner plate, while, for
greater Btrength, a triangular pleco of
wood connected the legs near the
base, thus forming a tiny shelf. Whlto,
always, for babies; so first or all it
was enamelled, Then a nodes of
small hooks, such as are used for a
dresser, were scrowod in all round
the edge of the table top, and uny
bags of lavender were Introduced
among tho broad satin ribbon which
wound about tho legs and was tied
in a hUKe bow at one side. To tho
Bhelf beneath a pretty enamelled pow
der box was secured with fish glue.
And if you are a practical person you
will make It your business to ascer
tain that the lid of such powder box
can be eaBlly removed with ono hand.
The Evolution of
Booster Bill
III. Bill Goes After New
When old Bill Blue got a new view
The thing transformed him through and
He took a publlo spirit pill.
That made a BOOSTER out of Bill.
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For the Friend Who Travels.
If you have a woman friend who
Is planning to take a long trip, make
her a silk hat bag and win her heart--felt
ftratltude. Most of tho Pullman
porters are ready to supply the trav
eler with paper bags for the protec
tion of the hat, but these bags are
stiff and unwleldly, nnd one of soft
china silk, provided -with a ribbon run
through a casing at tho top will b
much more convenient. On tho out
side of the bag, near the lower edge.
may be placed pockets, closed by snap
buttons, for tho accommodation of
gloves and veil. Thus everything for
a Httlo Jaunt away from tho train Is
at hand when a stop 1b made for any
length of time.
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8ald he, "To me 'tis very clmr
And so ha advertised and planned
And ant out wrltsupa through the
Replies came fast, and now arise
New factory stacks to meat the skies.
"As a town tonle, why, gee whiz,"
The Era of New Mixed Paints !
n'hics imrin nnn 1 wirli ft delutro of new mixed paints. A con-
dition brought about by our enterprising doalora to igot somekind
of a mixed paint that wouiu suppiant uwuiuu o huahu
F AlrSlb. TllOir COIIJIJUUIHIB, UOl(j HUH U vv.v.v.uv.v,
may find a sale with tho unwary.
Thoroaro reasons for tho pre-ominonco of OHILTON PAINTS?
1st No ono can mix a uottor mixeu painc.
2d Tho painters dedaro that it works easily and has won
dorful covering qualities.
3d Chilton stands back of it, and will agree to repaint, at his
owu oxpenso.overy surface painted with Ohilton Paint that
proves defective ,
4th Thoso who havo used it aro perfectly satisfied with it,
and recommend its use to others.