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THE CITIZEN, FRIDAY, ,71'NE 10, J010.
Western Lines Agree to
Postpone Higher Charges,
WAIT FOR NEW RAILROAD LAW
. ATTORNEY A COUNBEI.OIt-AT-I.AW.
Olllce. Mnponlc hvtldlne, second floor
Ut'M. II. LEE,
I I I ATTORNEY .t COUNHKLOh-AT-LAW.
Office over post olllce. All IcchI business
I promptly attended to. Honesdale, l'a.
Til C. MUMFOKD,
JL. ATTORNEY A COUN8EI.UIl-AT-r.AW
. Olllce Liberty Hall lmlhlltij.', opposite tho
Post Olllce. lloncjdnle. I'o.
Shippers Discuss President Taft's
Statement Concerning Purpose of
Injunction Cannot Reconcile It
With Wickersham's Papers.
ATTORNEY A COtJNSEI.OR-AT-I.AW.
Olllce over Itch's store. HmieMltile l'a.
Washington, .lime 7. Shippers ev
erywhere nre today Interestedly dis
cussing the statement issued by Presi
dent Tnft followlnp his conference
with railroad presidents concerning
the government's action In securing
rii Injunction to prevent the proposed
June Increase In freight rates by twenty-live
They cannot understand why Presi
dent Taft declares In effect that the
purpose of the suit against the western
trunk lines was to prevent the In
rreascs in rate until the new adminis
tration railroad law goes into effect
nnd not with the idea of the enforce
ment of the Sherman antitrust act,
when the papers tiled by Attorney (Jen
ernl Wiekorshaiu sicclllcnlly charge
the railroads with violation of the
The conference with President Taft
resulted In an agreement by the west
ern trunk linos to withdraw all In
creased rates that have gone Into ef
fect sinco June 1 nnd to withhold all
other Increases until the new rallrond
bill becomes a law. Under the new
Inw the Interstate commerce commis
sion will pnss on tho Increases before
they become effective.
Presidents Brown of the Now York
Central nnd McCren of the Pennsylva
nia reached Washington today with
other railroad men selected by Mr.
The eastern trunk lines nnd those In
the central section of the country will
probably follow tho example of the
western trunk lines.
President Taft's statement was as
"E. P. Ripley, president of the Atchi
son, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
company; "VVnlker D. Illnes, acting
ehairmnn executive committee Atchl
con, Topeka and Santa Fe Itallroad
company; Frederick A. Delano, presi
dent of the Wabash Itallroad compa
ny, and S. M. Feltou, president of the
Chicago Great Western Railroad com
pany, a committee representing tho
twenty-four railroad companies de
fendant in a suit brought by the gov
ernment In Missouri In which Judge
Dyer granted an injunction restraining
Increases in rates, met the president
and tho attorney general today pur
suant to a request sent to the presi
dent a few dnys since.
"The president stated to these gen
tlemen at the outset that the purpose
of the snlt was to prevent the proposed
rate Increases (which under the exist
ing law could not be investigated at
nil until nfter they had become ef
fective) so as to preserve the status
vntll the new statute could bo passed
and the committee should have tho
power to Investlgnto rate advances as
oon as announced and before becom
ing effective. He stated further that
he thought tho railroad companies
must withdraw the tariffs enjoined
nnd all other tariffs filed by them ef
fective on or nfter June 1, 1010, and
that none of them ought to file any
new tariffs Involving rate advances
until the new law should be passed,
nssumlng that it would bo passed at
the present session of congress.
"After conference the railroad com
panies announced that they would
adopt the view expressed b tho presi
dent, and thereupon the pre.-ident stat
ed that if they did so his purpose in
bringing the suit would bo accom
plished, and such result being accom
plished he saw no ocension for press
ing the suit and the same would be
In effect the administration will sub
stitute the operation of the new rail
road legislation about to be enacted
for the Sherman antitrust law as re
gards rate making by railroads. The
agreement between the government
aid the railroads, ns viewed here, lifts
lie menace that has overshadowed
1 i transportation business- of the
ii'itry ever since Mr. Wi.-kershnin
undertook to apply the Sherman anti
trust law to n situation that lias been
regarded for years as Inevitable.
As soon as the new railroad bill be
'omes a law all of the railroads will
i-i'filu tho rates that they have wlth
flrnwn and nlso the rates whose filing
oas been held in abeyance through the
present agreement. Under the terms
of the now railroad law ns it is ex
pected to appear on the statute books
Ihe commission Is authorized upon Its
own initiative to undertake an Investi
gation into tho reasonableness of all
Increases In rates. Tho commission
will bo empowered to suspend tho
iatea for 120 days pending the Investi
gation into their reasonableness, if at
the end of that period the commission
its not arrived ut any conclusion it
will nave tho power under tlw now
law to suspend tho operation of tho
rates for an additional six months.
Counting tho thirty days in which tho
rates will have to bo on fllo before
they could become effective under or
dinary circumstances, the commission
will thus have eleven months In which
to examine Into tho reasonableness of
NeWS Snanshots I5-V l,,w'n's permission King Edward was photographed after death. Oillcinl Investigation of sinking of Sl.'J.IO.noo drydock
Ul Dewej in Philippines uudcr way. Frederick ICohler of Cleveland, called by Itooievelt "best police chief in America." urdcr
Of the Week I'lmrnes for drunkenness. Glenn II. Cnrtlss HIim from Albany to New York: may participate in aeroplane (lights to Chicago
and to St. Iuls for .$2T,000 and ?:?0,000. Charles I). Norton, assistant secretary of troisury, to succeed Frank Carpenter, sec
retary to pn-slde-it. who Incomes minister to Morocco. . U-o O. Hrowno, iininnri by Charles A. While as person who bribed him to vo. for William Lorlincr
as senator of Illinois, must stand trial. Thousund Americans at world mis denary conference Edinburgh; Duke of Argyll chairman.
! KIKHTIXtt THE WEEDS.
juiring the destruction of noxious
uul rapidly spreading weeds on nil
l.ipluvays and lands adjacent. These
weeds include the rocklebur, Canada
thistle, quack grass, mild mustard,
dock, buck-thorn, horse nettle, button
weed nnd burdock, all of them ene
mies of tho farmer. This law is
enforced with vigilance nnd the state
is comparatively free from the pests
that assist In Increasing the burdens
of the farmer. There is scarcely a
weed mentioned in tho above list
that does not make great demands
upon the soil at the expense of the
regular crops. Weeds not only choke
off the grasses, grain and vegetables,
but they render the soil worthless In
time. The weed is nature's true em
blem of sin. Like sin the weed will
flourish where the good seed can
scarcely gain foothold. And at the
harvest time the weed offers nothing
but the promise to cause more
trouble next season. And like sin,
the weed Is easily nipped In the bud,
but when allowed to develop is dif
ficult to check.
The great drawback in dealing with
weeds in this section of the country
is the lack of concert In action. Of
what use is It for one farmer to mow
down the Canada thistle, one of the
most difficult to destroy, If his neigh
bor allows the thistles to go to seed
so that tho seed may be carried for
miles upon the autumn breezes? The
obnoxious weeds are often brought
from great distances mixed with grass
seed and grain. For instance, the
yellow daisy, or "Black-Eyed Susan,"
as it Is sometimes called, was
brought from the west. A few years
ago the yellow daisy was seldom seen
on a Pennsylvania farm. But now
they are becoming quite common.
The white daisy ha3 proved harm
less. In fact, experiments have de
monstrated that the white daisy Is
as good a milk producer as timothy
hay. But the yellow daisy is said
to be an undesirable blossom on the
Many plans have been advanced
for the destruction of weeds on the
farm. It is alleged that the wild
birds will keep down many obnoxious
weeds. This is undoubtedly true to
an extent, as birds feed upon the
seeds of many weeds, especially in
tho winter and early spring. The
practical extinction of the pigeon,
the quail and the partridge has prob
ably given the weeds a chance to
flourish more luxuriantly than they
would otherwise have done. But the
birds could not do It all even in the
days before Improved firearms and
the destruction of forests drove the
wild birds from the earth. Eternal
vigilance and concert of action are
tho essential things In the work of
weed destruction. Tribune-Republican.
It will puzzle most people to know
that a boat built of concreto will not
only float, but has a greater carrying
capacity, is more durable and even
lighter than a strongly constructed
wooden boat. Tho Panama Canal
Commission has just launched on tho
Panama canal a big barge built of
reinforced concrete, which weighs
CO. 000 pounds, and two others will
soon bo finished. These vessels, It is
said, are unaffected by sea worms;
marine vegetation does not aahere to
them, and they aro practically Inde
structible. ALL AHOUXIJ THE HOME.
When a white enamel vessel has
become discolored, simply (111 tho
vessel with wnter and add a tea
spoonful of chloride of lime, let
boll a few minutes.
The best frosting for cakes Is
made by simply mashing five or six
dnrk red stnrwberrles and mixing
with confectioners' sugar until stiff
enough to spread. .
Put a cupful of Indian meal, half
a cupful of white Hour nnd three
tablcspoonsfuls of powdered borax
Into a paper bag and shake nny ar
tlclo that needs cleaning.
In removing spots put a thick pad
of cheesecloth or soino other mater
ial underneath tho spot to absorb
tho dirty cleansing liquid that
soaks through tho garment.
When wardrobe and bureau draw
ers havo a tendency to stick, a
thorough application of soap will
usually provo effective.
SPRINGS IN' THE SEA BED.
now the Hottest Plni p on Earth fids
Bahrein Island tn the Persian Oo'.f,
Is said to bo the hones' p'nee on
oarth. It Is usual there to find the
thermometer at 140 degrees Fan-,
renheit. On the coast of this is
land, where practically all of the peo
ple Hvo, there Is no fresh water,
which is needed uhove all thlng3 In
so seething a temperature.
And It Is to bo had from the bot
tom of tho sea. Here nd there
scattered over the floor of the har
bor of Bahrein are springs of pure
fresh water. These waters well up
tnrough the sand to mingle with the
salt waters of the sea. It would
seem a dlltlcult task to find these
threads of fresh water amid the
ocean's volume, but the thirsty is
landers are thought to have found
them ages ago and to havo passed
on their location trom generation to
A diver equips himself with a
water bag made of skins, tno mouth
of which Is closed, and descends to
the bottom of the harbor at a point
where one of the springs Issues. The
bag is carefully Inverted over tho
current or Iresh water as It Hows
up from the sand, the mouth is
opened, tho skin Is tilled, then the
mouth Is shut fast and the diver re
turns to the boat awaiting him on
One scientist gives it as his be
lief that at some period In the shad
owy past that which Is now the har
bors bottom was not touched by the
sea. The springs were then on the
shore and ready for the Islanders'
needs. Little by little the sea en
croached on tho land, but the loca
tion of tho wonderful springs was
About Picture Postcards.
Within about eight years tho fan
cy for the picture postcard has grown
from almost nothing to amazing pv
portions. Once the traveler wrn-
letters now he sends a postcard w ai
a few words that tell the story. The
manufacture of the cards has t
come a giant Industry, largely oi
German development. It has given
the postal services of tho world a
new problem. Our officials say they
are almost staggered by the increase
It has mado In the volume of the
mails. One day last month the ocean
steamship Adriatic arrived with 65,
000 cards in her mail bags.
Our government Is encouraging
tho use of tho cards although they
are pushing the old-fashioned ones
to the wnll, for tho reason that Un
cle Sam gets the same revenue from
tho str.mp and saves the cost of the
card and tho printing.
Youthful California Family.
Father, mother and child, all un
der ihe age of 17, and therefore not
ed down In tho school census mar
shal's book, Is one of the Interesting
and remarkable Incidents developed
here during the last few days since
Census Marshal Argall began work.
Tho family Is named Crase. Proba
bly such another record cannot bo
found In the State. Grass Valley
Correspondent Sacramento Bee.
Ha! Hit! Laughed Pat.
English John, and Pat, were two
friendly workmen who were constant
ly tilting, each one trying to out
wit the othor. ' Are you good at
measurement?" asked John. "I am
that," said Pat quickly. "Then could
you tell mo how many shirts I could
got out of a yard?" asked John
"Sure," said Pat. "It dopeuds on
whose yard you get Into.'
New Gimtcnialnu Line.
Tho now Guatemala railroad which
Is expected to opon up tho riches of
nnothor country to tho industry of
the United States, Is nn American en
terprise, which will bring Guatomala
City within a few days of Now York
instead of as heretofore, leaving that
capital only accessible from San
Francisco after 20 to 30 days travel.
A wag who thought to have a Joke
at the expense of an Irish provision
dealer said, "Can you supply mo
with a yard of pork?"
"John," said the dealer to his as
sistant, "glvo this gentleman three
In Spain about the only kind of
plow In use Is a primitive wocrJen
affair with one handle and a tongue.
To this Is h'tched a pair of sn.a.l
oxen or of mules yoked up like ox"i
The driver rests his riht foot on a
rear extension to keep tho plow
from Jumping out of the .ground,
steadying himself by touching his
left foot when ho seems likely to
lose his balance.
Keep Within Income.
The true secret of comfort and
good taste In the home whatever
Itssize or quality is never to attempt
what cannot be done well with co:n
paratlvo ease. Keep well within tb?
family Income, bring down the wc.:
of the house well within the streng i
of those who have It In charge, a'. I
the bread winner will be care fre ..
tho housekeeper will be good-tempered,
and general content will re f,a
Rather Hani on tho Dcg.
We have broken our dr,j of a fi'ra
1. fixed habit of sleeping upon the
beds when the family were away, by
the following simple method. We
spread an old sheet over the ent're
bed and lightly sprinkle it with cay
enne peper. The sheet was left on
but one day and the dog has never
attempted to go near a bed since.
Men are dressed as they are chiefly
beca .so fewer of them look ridicu
lous so clothed than they would In
nny other costume. Modern dress
is merciful to men; it gives no un
due advantage to tho well-built and
handsome Indeed, it detracts from
their appearance and modifies tho
figures of those not blessed with a
fine physique. Court Journal.
Good Trade uith Siberia.
The value of agricultural machines
and implements annually Imported
by Siberia amounts to about 10,000,
000 rubles (?5,lf0,000). The Im
ported articles are chiefly suppl'ed
by German and American manufac
turers, being far superior to those
made In Russia.
All Seek Foreign Trade.
Owners of ever, the smallest toy
mnufacturlng establishment, located
in the Nuremburg district, Germany,
cater to the foreign trade. Facto
ries employing from six to twonty
people are no exceptions to this rulo.
Italy a Good Customer.
Italy's Imports from this country
aro not quite 507,000.000 a year,
and ours from that country nro only
India's Coal Production.
According to tho reports of the
geological survey of British India the
production of coal In thnt country in
1007 was 9,783,250 tons.
The Young Men and the Apples.
Herbert and Samuel auu Wilfrid
bought a basket ot apples. Herbert
took halt the apples and ono more,
Samuel took half the remainder and
ono more, Wilfred took half tho re
mainder and six more. How many
appies' were thero in the basket at
Too Weak a Word
Bill Nye used to toll this story of
a Frenchman who was visiting In
America. After opening his mall
one morning he woro so gloomy an
expression thaf his hostess asked him
If he was 111. "No, no," ho replied
sadly, "but I am dissatisfy. My
father Is dead."
Advantages of Wit.
Mnn could direct his ways by
plain reason, and support his ltfo by
tasteless food; but God has given
us wit and flavor, and brightness and
laughter, and perfumes to enliven
tho days ot man's pilgrimage and to
"charm his pained stops over tho
burning marlu." Sydney Smith.
The fifteen hundred million human
beings living on earth are, by tho
best authorities, roughly divided ro
HglouBly as follows: Buddhists, C00,
000,000; Christians, 400,000,000;
Hindus. 2(30,000,000; Mohamme
Chlno'-c .duuiclpnl Pawnshops.
1 Municipal pawnshops have been
opened in i king for the relief of tho
1 residents v. no nave been heretofore
tho victims ot extortionate privato
1 establishments I'lie city charges
' nwtn 1 f. r... nntlt fit. H11. hmm Kr.ft
Want the Practical.
Preaching optimism Is, of course,
well enough, but those who are out
of wort wou'.fJ be better satisfied
with something a little more practl
ca . Buffalo Commercial.
How to .Make it Easy.
One vrc can enjoy the worda ot
a popular song without the music,
should havo little troublo In estab
lishing a plea of Insanity.
Bricks of Sand nnd Lime.
Bricks made of sand and lime and
ha- ened in the air are used lnr-e-ly
n immunities where there is,
no clay from which clay bricks can
be made, but where an abundance
of sand can be found.
A Society Pest.
There is no more mischievous pest
in society than the man whose at
tentions are without Intention w"ie
comes, and comes, but never ecus
"Stlckley- Brandt Furniture" is tho
kind that serves you beau
for this luxurious Morris recllnlntf chair
with claw rfet. Mado cither In toIJca
oak or birch mahosanlzed. polish finish,
fancy Velour or Verona cushions, rever
sible, hair filled. Wide arms and curved
front posts, ltetalls in stores for Jaw.
Carefully packed and Bhlppeu charges
prepaid for tdeo.
Send today for our latest cata
logue of furniture. Mailed free.
BINGECAMTCN. N. Y.
OFFICE OF THE 1IONESDALE
CONSOLIDATED LIGHT, HEAT
AND POWER COMPANY
SPECIAL NOTICE TO STOCK
HOLDERS. Tho Board of Directors of this
Company havo called a special moot
ing of its stockholders to bo held at
tho General office of the company,
in tho Borough of Honesdalo, Penn
sylvania, on tho 14th day of July,
1910, at 3 o'clock, for tho purpose
of voting for or against an Increaso
of tho Indebtedness of said company.
M. B. ALLEN. Secretary.
We have the sort of tooth brushes that are
made to thoroughly cleanse uud save the
They are tho kind that clean teeth wlthon
eavlnc vour mouth full ot bristles.
We recommend thoso costlnsr 25 cents oi
more, us we can cuiiriiuteo them and will re
pluce.free, any that show defects of manu
facture within three months.
O. T. CHAHBERS,
Opp. D. & It. Station HONESDALE, PA
ATTORNEY A l Ot'NSEI.Oit-AT-LAW
Olllce ver Post nllito. Itoneiriide. l'a
ftllARLKS A. MrCAKTY,
J ATTOUVEY A COl'NfEI.OR- VT-I.AW.
Special nnd prompt attention civen to the
collection ot claims. Olllce over Hell's new
store. Iloncsdalp. l'a.
1,1 P. KIMIIIE,
I? . ATTORNEY A COfNSKr.OR-AT-I.AW
Olllce over the post olllce Hoiicsdale. Pa.
ATTORNEY A COL'NSELOU-AT-I.AW,
oilico in the Court House, Honeedale
PETER II . ILOFF,
ATTORNEY A COt'NdELOR-AT-LAW.
Olllce Second floor old Suvlnss link
biiildlue. Himcxilulc. l'u.
QUA RLE fc SALMON,!
ATTORNEYS A COUNFEI.OR?-AT-I,AW.
Olllces lately occupied by Judge Searle.
fHIESTER A. GARRATT,
L' ATTORNFY A r0IINbEI,01!-AT-LAW;
Olllce adjacent to Post Olllce. Honesdale, Pa
DR. E. T. BROWN,
Olllce First floor, old .Savings Hank build
in:;, Honesdale. l'a.
Dr. C. it. BRADY. Dektist. Honesdale. Pa.
Office Hours 8 m. to p. m
Any eveninz bv appointment.
Citizens' phone. 33. Residence. No. fG-X
DR. II. B. SEARLES,
Olllce and residence 1019 C'ourtstreet
telephones. Office Hours 2:00 to J:CO,nr,d
6 00 oB:OO.o.m
LIVERY. Y red. G. Rickard has re
moved his livery establishment from
corner Chu.-ch street to Whitney's Stone
PROMITLY ATTENDED TO.
FIRST CLASS OUTFITS. 75yl
Designer and Man
Office and Works
1036 MAIN ST.
JOSEPH N. WELCH
The OLDEST Fire Insurance
Agency in Wayne County.
Ollice: Second floor Masonic Build
ing, over C. C. Jadwin's drug; store,
M. LEE BRAMAN
EVERYTHING IN LIVERY
Buss for Every Train and
Horses always for sale
Boi' Vii' and Accomodations
Promptm polite attention
ai. I times.
ALLEN HOUSE BARN