The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, October 28, 1910, Image 7

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P&il Ik C Gy Rev-F- DAVISON
Rutland, Vt.
International Bible Lesson for Oct.
30, '10 (Matt. 26:1-16).
"To what purposo was this wostot"
Buch was tho criticism of Judas, when
a loving woman, as nn oxprceslon of
her devotion to Christ, anointed His
feet with precious ointment. Tho
penurious disciple had no conception
of tho beautiful or tho sublime, either
In nature or In art, or in rcllglou. Ho
would never have given a penny to
promote, an aesthetic or benevolent
enterprise. The Scriptures Intimate
that he. was not only a raiser, but a
thief and though ho professed great
love for tho poor ho really Itched to
get hold of tho sheckies the salo of
that spikenard, that to his mind was
wasted on Christ would have brought
Money, ho could understand, but
spikenard, bah! It was only n smell.
Eoclety has always been afflicted
with a class of carpers llko Judas.
Thero never was an effort mado to
sweeten tho bitter cups of this world's
trouble, but some sneering critic has
appeared to complain of tho waste.
The poor would die of starvation,
and vlco and crime would becomo
epidemic if these people could get
hold of the funds which are, accord
ing to their way of thinking, wasted
upon the undeserving. It is Impossi
ble for them to realize that tho human
heart craves sympathy as the body
needs bread, and that the soul hungers
for love and starves without it, as
truly as llfo is sustained by food, and
perishes for lack of it There are mul
titudes of people who can understand
a dollar, but who cannot understand
n bouquet They know what a bag of
potatoes means, but they cannot un
derstand how a smile and a pleasant
word, puts a song into the heart that
sings all through tho day, and acts
as tonic amid the depression of busi
ness anxiety and bodily weariness.
Value of the Aesthetic.
Tho value of tho aesthetic in lifo
has not half been appreciated. In
proportion as nations improve their
surroundings do they rise in the scale
of living. It is possible to get an edu
cation In a little red school house,
whoso benches are hacked, whoso
roof leaks, whose windows are brok
en, whoce stove smokes, whose door
sags on one hinge, whose equipment
consists of a cracked blackboard and
nubbins of chalk, but the child who
goes to school In a modern, up-to-dato
twentieth century building stands
a better chance of getting right views
of things. The community which
thinks it a waste of money to erect a
well-equipped school house, and to
pay for properly trained instructors,
may save their money but it will be
at the expenso of the manhood and
womanhood of the next generation.
Critics of Improvements.
When a new church is to be built
Judas always comes around. Ho.
wants no foolish display about tho
house of God. He declares that stee
ples are an Invention of the devil to
rob tho poor people of their hard
earned money, and as for stained
glass windows, the very mention of
them makes it certain that we are
headed straight for the papacy. His
fathers worshipped In a plain, un
palnted, rectangular, hill-crowned,
wind-swept, sun-burned meeting
house, and what was good enough for
his ancestors Is good enough for him!
And then if he is outvoted, he but
tons up his pocket at such unrighte
ous extravagance, and goes out cry
ing, Waste! Waste!
In the estimation of these people.
It Is a waste of good material to bury
tho bright minds of Christian lands In
the darkness of heathenism, that thoso
people may seo a great light He
doesn't think it unwiso for the bright
est and most aggressive tradesmen of
civilized nations to push their way
Into heathen countries to carry on
business. In their caso there Is money
In it Hut that a man should lay
down his life Instructing the Ignorant,
reforming the vile, and making him
self tho saviour of whole districts
swarming with human beings who
otherwise would Hvo like cattle, and
die Hko flies Judos cannot In the
least particular understand that
Wasting Good Material.
When such a woman as Francos
Wlllard, brainy, cultured, fit to grace
any position in society, gives up her
life to tho advocacy of what tho
superficial consider an Impossible re
form, how many there are who crltl
cleo auch waste of good material.
They say sho throw her llfo away.
On tho contrary she broke tho ala
baster box of Infinite love upon the
foot of staggering humanity, and the
odor of the ointment fills the world
to-day. While tho world stands that
she hath done will be told as a mem
orial of her, while the women who
have lived liko butterflies, llko them
will bo forgotten. Thero is many a
delicate, tenderly-nurtured, cultivated
slum worker, wearing the neat garb
of a deaconess, or the characteristic
attire of tho Salvation Army, scrub
bing floors, tending babies, shaking
up hot pillows, comforting druukards'
wives, lifting lambs out of tho way of
human wolves, arresting crime by tho
power of their purity, never heard of
except In tho little circld In which
they move, who In eternity will shine
aa tho stars forever and ever. Tho
sneering critic says, "It Is a wasto!"
Tho Son of Man says, "Inasmuch as
ye havo done It unto ono of tho least
of these, yo havo done it unto mo!"
I 1 rv I r- "T inn
j. a. urexei soars juu
! Feet In Monoplane.
Belmont Park Scene of Sensational
Aviation Events Ten Aeroplanes
In Air at Once Brooklns Coast
Mile to Earth.
New York, Oct 25. Ten aeroplanes
in the nlr all at once a record flock
for American ntmosphere was the sky
riew offered to the Belmont park grand
stand the third dny of the Interna
tional nvlatlun tournament. Following
close upon this Bpectnclo J. Armstrong
Drcxel climbed In his Hlerlot mono
plane until his barograph registered
7,100 feet, which establishes a now
American altitude record.
Walter Brooklns In the new Wright
"roadster," n tiny example of the fa
miliar Wright biplane, was lighting
Count do Losseps' Hlerlot for altitude
earlier In the dny, when the Hrookius
engine went dead nt a height of a
While nine other aviators were cir
cling the air above Helmont park, Wal
ter Brooklns In a Wright "lmby racer"
biplane ascended to nn altitude of a
mile, where his motor froze, compelling
the daring young expert to coast to
the earth.
He landed with a force that smashed
the biplane's chassis, but Brooklns had
worked the planes so rapidly that the
damage was confined to the machine,
the aviator escaping uninjured.
Brooklns' thrilling coast to the
ground was uuseeen by any of the
other aviators. Even Comte Jacques
do Lesseps, whoso Bleriot monoplane
had pushed up toward the clouds in
the first hourly altitude contest, almost
even with Wright's pupU, descended
reporting he did not know where
Hrookius had gone. The young avia
tor had landed on a farm two miles
east of the course and from there he
finally sent word. The Wright broth
ers and Frank C. Coffyn, who had
gone out in an automobile scouting for
him, found Hrookius, brought him in
and sent an autotruck for the aero
plane. The second hourly distance event
found three aviators with even scores.
The records were: Grahame-Whltc,
21 laps; M. Aubrun, 21; M. Latham,
21; Hoxsey, 19; Johnstone, IS; Radley,
4, nnd M. Garros, 1 lap.
M. Latham and Messrs. Drexel and
Ely went up In the second hourly alti
tude event, but did not seem pleased
with the working of their machines
and quickly withdrew.
The sight of ten aeroplanes flying
at once, which thrilled the spectators,
was tho first glimpse of such an aerial
gathering this hemisphere has seen.
J. Armstrong Drexel did somo spectac
ular driving during the first hourly
distnnco event, making tho distance
record for the day, twenty-seven laps,
In a Bleriot monoplane. Ho started
almost hist, after several of the avla-'
tors had been circling for live or ten
minutes, but forced up the pace and
soon led the racers.
In the afternoon's competition for
the grand speed prize were J. I. D.
McCunly In a Curtlss biplane, J. C.
Mars in a similar machine and J. F.
Frlsble In a biplane of his own make
modeled on the lines of the Curtlss.
The other types of biplanes will elimi
nate at a future date.
The result of the hourly distance
contest for the first hour was Drexel,
27 laps; Aubrun, 2(5; Johnstone, 10;
Hoxsey, 18; Grahame-White, 18; Broo
klns, 5, iiiul Latham, 5 laps.
The Piukertons held up the Wright
brothers as they were attempting to
enter the main gate. Wilbur uud Or
vllle Wright were trying to walk in
when they were stopped, and, although
they showed cards and proclaimed
their Identity, the policemen were ob
durate and refused to admit them.
Even when Hoxsey arrived and Identi
fied his 'teachers they were not let in,
and Hoxsey carried word to Allan A.
Ityan, head of the exhibition corpora
tion. He sent a policeman post haste
to order tho admission of the two pio
neer aviators.
"It was very unfortunate," said Mr.
The Wrights wore disturbed and nn
gry, but preserved their customary si
Steamer Oklahoma Supposed In Dis
tress Reports "All Safe."
Newport, R. I., Oct 25. Develop
ments prove that the wireless message
of distress, purporting to come from
tho big tank steamer Oklahoma with
forty-six men aboard, was a wireless
The revenue cutter Acushnet, which
hud picked up tho mysterious "S. O.
S. Oklahoma," was In communication
early today with that steamer, well
Sown on the southern coast on her way
to Port Artlmr, Tex., nnd sho reported
iverytblug all right.
Admiral Jchn J. Read Dead.
Mount Holly, N. J., Oct. 25. Rear
Admiral John J. Read, U. S. N., re
tired, died at his home hero after an
illness of about two weeks. Heart
disease was tho cause. Ho served
Willi the gulf squadron In tho attnek
on Fort Fisher during tho civil war
nnd was afterward lti command of tho
Olympla, being succeeded by Admiral
Report of Haw'ey and Post
In Missing America ii.
Word Comet From ' Canadian Wilds
That Cheers Anxious Friends of
New York Aeronauts In Inter
national Race.
Ottawa, Ont, Oct. 25! Tho search
for the missing balloon America II.,
which sailed from St. Louis a week
ago last Mondoy and of which little
trace has been heard since, has become
International. Instructions have been
sent to all engineers nnd chiefs of
stall on tho Transcontinental railway
to bo on tho lookout for the missing
A late Cobalt special says that a
hunter named Charles Treadway, who,
I while tracking n moose, at dawn on
j Wednesday morning saw n balloon
I pass over htm nt tho mouth of tho
j Kippewn river near Lake Temlskaug,
in northern Quebec.
' As this point is thirty miles dlstnnt
from the point where tho Helvetia
landed, It Is considered probable that
It Is the lost balloon, America II.
"I was on tho trail of a moose just
before dnwn on Wednesday," wild
Trendwny, "and the moon was still
bright and clear. I had come out on n
bare, rocky river to get my line to fol
low the moose when I snw a balloon
above me. If I had not wanted to
nvold scaring the moose, which I knew
was nenr, I would have shouted to It.
It hung above me white as satin. I
snw tho basket quite plainly and shnd
ows hanging out of It ns if trying to
locate their position, and It would hnve
been easy to hall them.
"I should say the balloon wns trav
elling somewhere about forty miles nn
hour. Making tho direction It did, tho
j balloon would go Into the unsettled
j country in northern Quebec and, know
ing uie nusn ns i no, i would not nice
those fellows' chances of getting out."
A special from Quebec city says that
a report has reached there that the
America II. had landed In the wilds of
Quebec nnd that Alan Hawley and
Augustus Post, the aeronauts, nre on
their way to that city by boat.
The balloon Americn II. passed over
Thompsonvlllp, Mich., Tuesday, Oct.
IS, according to a message received by
tho Aero club of St Louis.
The message was signed by Alan R.
Hawley and Augustus Post, pilot and
aid. It read:
"Thompsonvllle, Mich. America II.
passed over this place Tuesday. Course
due north."
The delayed message wns dropped to
a farmer eight miles from Thompson
vllle and was forwarded by E. B.
Northrop of Thompsonvllle.
London's New Lord IMayor
To Serve During Coronation
Photos by American Press Association.
With all the ancient picturesque ceremonial the liverymen of the city of
London have Just elected a lord mayor for tho ensuing twolvo months. Guild
aall was crowded with a largo gathering of "good men nnd true." As the lord
mnyor and sheriffs arrived In their carriuges in guildhall yard In full state
from the mansion house they were received with a fanfnro of trumpets. A
procession wns formed, beaded by the sheriffs chaplains, and then, following
a practice over five centuries old, the compuny walked to the adjoining church
of St. Lawrence Jewry to ask the Divine blessing on their proceedings.
Afterward tho procession of dvic dignitaries wns reformed nnd passed to
guildhall, where the lord mayor, nldtrmen, sheriffs und high officers took their
feats on the hustings. The names of the aldermen below the chair were then
read to tho livery. Tho election was then proceeded with, and the recorder
announced that tho choice of tho electors had fallen upon Sir Thomas Vezoy
Strong, nldermnn and stationer. Tho announcement was received with great
cheering, and tho two sheriffs, with the common sergeant between them, and
tho other officers of tho court of aldermen, preceded by tho common crier,
bearing his mace, walked In procession to the aldermen's court, whero tho
lord mayor and not fewer than thirteen nldermen were sitting. After Sir Vezoy
Strong had thanked tho aldermen for his election n procession was formed
nnd passed to the great hall, tho lord mayor elect being on tho left hand of
tho lord mayor. Thu recorder received tho announcement with great cordial
ity. Next tho lord mayor elect formally assented to tako upon himself tho
office, and then tho sword bearer placed upon his shoulders tho chain worn
during h! year of shrievalty.
Mother Absent, She Plays With Matehct
and Dies of Burns,
New York, Oct. 2.". Three-year-old
Ida Lucn. left alone by her mother
while she went out to Work, pl.ijed
with matches and was burned to
death at her home, 12l' Mott street.
The father, L)c Lucn, Is In Jail at
Portchester on a charge of grand lar
ceny. This has compelled the wife to
earn a livelihood for herself mid fam
ily. Ida wandered Into the kitchen and.
finding n box of matches, thought It
great fun to light them one by one.
The head of one broke ofT, and her
clothing burst Into flames. The
screams of the child brought neigh
bors, who climbed In the Do Lucn
apartment by way of the fire escape
window, but too late to save tho little
Many Towns Short of Water Farmers
Face Problem.
Boston, Oct. 25. Notwithstanding the
comparatively heavy rains of Satur
day, the first to moisten many places
for weeks, most of the New England
countryside remains dry. Mnny towns
are forced still to rely on meager aux
iliary sources for thslr drinking water
and in several places the lack of water
has jeopardized the safety of towns
from fire. Farmers still are obliged to
haul water for their stock over un
usually long distances.
More than a dozen sawmills and
several larger plants have been forced
to shut down. This has brought tem
porary Idleness to several thousand per
sons. Indian Swimmars.
Some of the Indians of South Ameri
ca nre powerful swimmers and use
the stroke popularly known as the
"Australian crawl," which, however,
they discovered for themselves.
Tho Glowworm.
Despite tho fact science has been
puzzling over the problem for many
years experimenting and analyzing
and dissecting the glowworm's secret
is still unsolved. Wo know very little
more about its mysterious lamp phys
iologic light the experts call It than
did our forefathers. Even its purposo
is still hidden.
Chivalry Is from chevalier and sim
ply means a horseman, originally used
to distinguish one who rode from one
who went to the wars afoot.
Spider Silk.
Size for size, a thread of spider silk
Is tougher Hum a liar of steel. An
ordinary thread will hear a weight of
three grains. This Is as strong again
as. a steel thread of the, same thick
ness. Chir.cco Sny.
Chinese soy or bean ,-auco Is the
main constituent of ;he well known
sauces used with meals, and it Is ex
ported in large quantities both to Eu
rope and to the United States.
Number Ono.
Proposing nn amendment to section
twenty-six of article five of the
Constitution of the Commonwealth
of Pennsylvania.
Resolved, (If tho Sennto concur),
That the following amendment to
section twenty-six of article fivo of
tho Constitution of Pennsylvania bo,
and tho samo Is hereby, proposed, In
accordance with the eighteenth nrtl
clo thereof:
That Bection 2C of Article V., which
reads as follows: "Section 2G. All
laws relating to courts shall bo gen
eral and of uniform operation, and
tho organization, jurisdiction, and
powers of all courts of the samo
class or grade, so far as regulated
by law, and the force nnd effect of
the process nnd judgments of such
courts, shall bo uniform; and the
General Assembly is hereby prohibit
ed from creating other courts to ex
ercise the powers vested by this Con
stitution in tho Judges of tho Courts
of Common Pleas and Orphans'
Courts," bo amended so that tho same
shall read ns follows:
Section 26. All laws relating to
courts shall be general and of uni
form operation, and the organization,
jurisdiction, nnd powers of all courts
of tho samo class or grade, so far as
regulated by law, and the force and
effect of the process and Judgments
of such courts, shall bo uniform;
but, notwithstanding any provisions
of this Constitution, tho General As
sembly shall havo full power to es
tablish new courts, from time to time,
as tho same may ho needed In any
city or county, and to prescribe the
powers and jurisdiction thereof, and
to increase the number of judges In
any courts now existing or hereafter
created, or to reorganize the same,
or to vest in other courts tho juris
diction theretofore exercised by
courts not of record, and to abolish
the same wherever it may be deemed
necessary for the orderly and efficient
administration of justice.
A true copy of Resolution No. 1.
Secretary of the Commonwealth.
Number Two.
Proposing an amendment to the
Constitution of the Common
wealth of Pennsylvania, so as to
eliminate the requirement of pay
ment of taxes as a qualification of
the right to vote.
Resolved (If the House of Repre
sentatives concur), That the follow
ing amendment to the Constitution
of the Commonwealth of Pennsylva
nia bo, and tho same is hereby, pro
posed. In accordance with the eigh
teenth article thereof:
That section one of article eight be
amended, by striking out the fourth
numbered paragraph thereof, so that
tho said section shall read as fol
lows: Section 1. Every male citizen
twenty-one years of age, possessing
the following qualifications, shall be
entitled to vote at all elections, sub
ject however to such laws requiring
I and regulating tho registration of
electors as the General Assembly may
I enact.
First. He shall have been a citizen
of tho United States at least ono
I month.-
I Second. He shall have resided in
j the State one year (or if, having pre
! viously been a qualified elector or
native-born citizen of tho State, he
shall -havo removed therefrom and
j returned, then six months), immedl
i ately preceding tho election.
Tlilrd. He shall havo resided In the
election district where he shall offer
to vote at least two months immedi
ately preceding tho election.
A true copy of Resolution No. 2.
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Number Threo.
Proposing an amendment to the Con
stitutlou of tho Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, so as to consolidate
tho courts of common pleas of Al
legheny County.
Section 1. Bo It resolved by tho
Senate and House of Representatives
of tho Commonwealth of Pennsylva
nia In General Assembly met, That
tho following amendment to tho Con
stltutlon of Pennsylvania be, and tho
same Is hereby, proposed, In accord
anco with tho eighteenth article
That section six ot article five be
amended, by striking out the said
section, and inserting In place there
of the following:
Section C. In tho county of Phila
delphia all tho jurisdiction and pow
ers now vested In tho district courts
and courts ot common pleas, subject
to such changes as may bo mado by
this Constitution or by law, shall be
In Philadelphia vested In five dis
tinct and soparato courts of equal
and co-ordlnato Jurisdiction, com
posed of three Judges each. Tho
said courts In Philadelphia shall bo
designated respectively as tho court
of common pleas number one, num
ber two, number threo, number four,
and numbor fivo, hut tho numbor of
said courts may bo by law increased,
from time to time, and shall bo In
llko manner designated by successive
numbors. Tho numbor ot judges In
any of snld courts, or In any county
whero tho establishment of an addi
tional court may bo authorized by
law, may be Increased, from time to
time, and whenever such lncroaso
shall amount in tho whole to three,
such three Judges shall compose a
distinct and sepnrate court as afore
said, which shall bo numbered as
aforesaid. In Philadelphia all suits
shall be Instituted In the said courts
ot common pleas without designating
the numbor of tho said court, nnd tho
several courts shnll distribute and
apportion tho business among them
In such manner as shall bo provided
by rules of court, and each court,
to which any suit shall bo thus as-
signed, shall havo exclusive juris
diction thereof, subject to change ot
venue, as shall bo provided by law.
In tho county of Allegheny all tho
jurisdiction and powers now vested
in tho several numbered courts of
common pleas shall be vested In ono
court of common pleas, composed of
all the judges In commission In said
courts. Such jurisdiction and pow
ers shall extend to all proceedings at
law and In equity which shall have
been Instituted In the several num
bered courts, nnd shnll bo subject to
such changes as may be mado by law,
and subject to change of venue as
provided by law. The president
judgo ot snld court shall bo selected
as provided by law. Tho number of
judges In said court may ho by law
Increased from time to time. This
amendment shall take effect on tho
first day of January succeeding Itu
A true copy of Resolution No. 3.
Secretary of the Commonwealth.
Number Four.
Proposing an amendment to section
eight, article nine, of tho Consti
tution ot Pennsylvania.
Section 1. Bo It resolved by tho
Senate and House of Representatives
of the Commonwealth of Pennsylva
nia in General Assembly met, That
tho following is proposed as an
amendment to the Constitution of tho
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, In
nccordanco with the provisions of tho
eighteenth article thereof:
Amendment to Article Nine, Sec
tion Eight.
Section 2. Amend section eight,
article nine, of the Constitution ot
Pennsylvania, which reads as fol
lows: "Section 8. The debt of any coun
ty, city, borough, township, school
district, or other municipality or In
corporated district, except as herein
provided, shall never exceed seven
per centum upon the assessed value
of the taxable property therein, nor
shall any such municipality or dis
trict Incur any new debt, or increase
its Indebtedness to an amount ex
ceeding two per centum upon such
assessed valuation of property, with
out the assent of the electors thereof
at a public election in such manner
as shall be provided by law; but any
city, the debt of which now exceeds
seven per centum of such assessed
valuation, may be authorized by law
to increase the same threo per cen
tum, in the aggregate, at any ono
time, upon such valuation," so as to
read as follows:
Section 'S. The debt of any county,
city, borough, township, school dis
trict, or other municipality or incor
porated district, except as herein
provided, shall never exceed seven
per centum upon tho assessed value
of the taxable property therein, nor
shall any such municipality or dis
trict incur any new debt, or increase
Its indebtedness to an amount ex
ceeding two per centum upon such
assessed valuation of property, with
out tue assent of the electors thereof
at a public election In such manner
as shall be provided by law; but any
city, the debt of which now exceeds
seven per centum of such assessed
valuation, may bo authorized by law
to increase the same three per cen
tum, in the aggregate, at any one
time, upon such valuation, except
that any debt or debts hereinafter
incurred by the city and county of
Philadelphia for tho construction
and development of subways for tran
sit purposes, or for the construction
of whnrv t and docks, or the re
clamation of land to be used in the
construction of a system of wharves
and docks, ns public Improvements,
owned or to be owned by said city
and county of Philadelphia, and
which shall yield to the city and
county of Philadelphia current net
revenue In excess of the Interest on
said debt or debts and of the annual
installments necessary for tho can
cellation of said debt or debts, may
be excluded In ascertaining the pow
er of the city nnd county of Philadel
phia to becomo otherwise Indebted:
Provided, That a sinking fund for
their cancellation shall be established
and maintained.
A true copy of Joint Resolution
No. 4.
Secretary of tho Commonwealth.
TWELVE muslin trespass notices
for fl.OO; six for seventy-five cents.
Name of owner, township nnd law
regarding trespassing printed there
on. CITIZEN office.
t "- t f 1 1 HMHt
The Jeweler
t t
t would like to see you If
t you are In the market
J for
"Guaranteed articles only sold." I
Trains leavo Union depot at 8.25
a. m. and 2.48 p. m., week days.
Trains arrive Union depot at 1.C0
and 8.05 p. ra. week days.
Saturday only, Erie and Wyoming
arrives at 3.45 p. m. and leaves at
5.50 p. m.
Sunday trains lave 2,48 and ar
rive at 7.02.