The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, November 11, 1910, Image 7

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International Bible Lesson for Nov.
13, MO (Matt. 26:26-40).
(Substitute Lesson.)
For a soldier to fall nsleep on sen
try duty Is death. No matter what the
circumstances, no matter If his somno
lence has no ovll consequences. Tho
fact that his comrades wens at the
mercy of the enemy during his slum
bers, leaves the sentinel without ex
cuse. The risk is too great to bo
Asleep on Guard.
There are many situations whero
a moment's slumber may mean tho
destruction of human life, and tho
ruin of property. The pilot, steering
his vessel through stormy sons, or
guiding It Into a tortuous harbor. Tho
engineer, rushing through tho mid
night, hand on throttle, eyes piercing
the darkness, noting every signal
light, dragging behind him the wealth,
the beauty, the Intelligence of a hun
dred communities must not allow his
eyelids to close an Instant, lest he
should not catch the warning signal,
and with the crash of a collision
plunge a nation into mourning. The
police wearily pacing his beat, tho
nurse, worn out with watching by the
bedsldo of suffering, the artisan, who
through a single nod may ruin tho
work of months, all recognize the law
that eternal vigilance, sleepless en
deavor is the price they pay for com
mendation. The pages of history aro
filled with the records of disaster, tho
explanation of which Is, asleep on
The founder of Christianity recog
nized the weakness of humanity, and
over and over he punctuated his dfs
courses with the timely warning
Watch I In one of his most striking
parables he dwelt upon the sad results
of careless ease, by telling the story
of the watchers, every one of whom,
on the post of duty, slumbered and
slept. To the ordinary observer tho
conduct of all of them was reprehen
sible. Because they were waiting long
er than they anticipated, they all took
their ease, allowed their lamps to
grow dim, dozed off into peaceful
clumber. The only difference was that
when they were aroused from sleep
by the trumpet of warning, five of
them had had oil enough In reserve
to make their lamps blaze" up, while
their five companions were obliged to
wail in sorrow. "Our lamps are gone
Sleep Begets Sleep.
Tho fact 1b, sleep begets sleep.
One person who alone would keep
awake, when all around him are doz
ing, yawning, settling themselves for
a quiet nap, In spite of himself feels
the presence of the drowsy god, and
gradually yields to the soporific in
fluence. I Imagine that If Peter, in
the Garden of Gethsemane, had fully
realized his Master's words "Tarry ye
here and watch with me," he would
have fought off somnolence as vigor
ously aa he later struck with his
Bword to defend his Lord.
Men like Peter at the gate of Geth
semane are always cutting some
body. Many a hard worked pastor Is
obliged to go about patching up the
ears of people which have been cut
off by church members who are only
half awake. It Is a pretty serious
problem whether such sleepers on
earth will ever become pillars In heav
en. They certainly are the pillows,
not the plllarB of the church militant.
About all the attraction the other
world baa for them Is that It Is a
place where "the weary arc at rest."
They remind us of tho last words of
a shiftless one who in the last hour
Sear friends, I am going
Where washing ain't done, nor churn
ing, nor sewing,
Yes, everything there will be lust to
our wUhes,
For where they don't eat, there's no
washing of dishes.
I'll be where loud anthems will ever
be ringing.
But having no voice, 111 get rid of
the singing.
Don't mourn for me now, nor mourn
for me never.
For I'm going to do nothing for ever
and ever.
What Is true of the church Is true
also of the nation. It Is while men
sleep that the enemies of good gov
ernment get In their work. Many a
well-begun reform has come to naught
because the ardor of tho advocates
has cooled off and the sentinels on
guard, have "all slumbered and
slept" It Is not enough to begin a
good work, it must be carried to
completion. To got people to join tho
virgins 1 comparatively easy. To
secure those who will keep awake
after they Join Is quite another thing.
Monotonous to Walt.
It Is monotonous to wait. People
like to have something going on. Many
a soldier would prefer a fight to picket
duty. There is Inspiration in the
roar of guns, In the flutter of ban
ners, In the tramp of feet. In the huz
zas of victory. But to shoulder a
musket and tramp back aud forth,
back and forth, on a well beaten path,
while all the world seems sleeping
that is tho hour that tests tho sol
dier's quality. If be is a shirk he will
fall asloep, If bo Is a true soldier he
will be as faithful -jnder the silent
stars as though the eyes of the world
were on him. Whjlsver may be the
positions we fill, may It never be our
condemnation to fall asleep on guard.
Senator Tillman In a London Fog.
Since his visit to Europe Senator
Tillinnn has n fund of new slurlcs
which sound properly (literal and pos
sess the truo continental flavor. In
London he enjoyed a real "pea soup"
fog. To get n good view of it he took
a ride on top of a bus, which passed
slowly along the streets, ns though
feeling Its way. The wintry chill
pinched his nose and cars; the fog
dripped Nlobe-llkc around him; every
thing was moist and sticky; sound
was deadened; cabs and foot passen
gers loomed up for a moment like
phantoms and disappeared as sudden
ly. "If I wns n scholard," said tho bus
driver, emphasizing Ills final "d," "I'd
always talk on this Rort of a day."
Tho senator asked why.
"You know these folks all look lll;o
ghosts nud ghostcsses to me, and Lat
in's the proper language to talk to
spirits In. It's well known they won't
answer If thoy's spoke to In Eugllsh."
Beside the senator wns n I'arsec,
wearing a red fez. The driver cast
sundry curious glances at hltn during
"i aurrosE he's couk uciib to hays a
the frequent pauses necessitated by
the fog. When the man got off he
"You're an American, I know, sir,
but would you mind telling me where
that chap halls from who's wearing
that monkey cap?"
"He is n sun worshiper. They are
called Parsees."
"Well, well, worships the sun, does
he? I suppose he's come 'ere to 'ave
a little rest from his prayers." And
he glanced expressively at tho wet,
shivering passenger and the gloomy,
cheerless slice of street faintly visible
through the fog. Joe Mitchell Chappie
In National Magazine.
A Fast Express.
The slow train Is still the target for
Ihe shafts of the humorist. Recently
in English wag sent the following let
ter to the editor of his local paper:
"Sir, is there no way to put a stop to
begging along the line of the railway?
For instance, yesterday an aged men
dicant with a wooden leg kept pace
with the afternoon express all the way
from Blankton to Spaceley and an
noyed tho passengers exceedingly, go
ing from one open window to another
with his lmportuneate solicitations."
President Taft Pastures His
New Cow on White House Lot
President Taft has u now cow. Other folks may have uuw cows, too, but
they probably cost them more than the ono the chief executive Is now pasturing
j In tbo White House lot Mooley, the
mm iiuiimiiuici u hub iiuuuuucuu mill oeuuiur iniuie oieimuutsuu ui Wisconsin
would give an even better bovine to the president Senator Stephenson Is
quite a busy man when ho Is not assisting In making laws for the nation. Ho
has a farfuiued farm In his homo state, on which he raises with great care
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present to his friend. This animal Is
nnd has been named Pauline Wayne. She tips the scales at 1,500 pounds, can
produco twenty-live pounds of butter per week and Is worth about $000 as tho
prices of high grade cuttle go. She was raised on the farm of Senator Stephen
son and Is one of a herd of 240 Uolstelns and Guernseys. Senator Stephenson's
picture Is given above.
Definitions In Persia.
Angel A hidden telltale.
King-The Idlest man In the country.
Minister of state The target for tho
arrows of the sighs of tho oppressed.
Lawyer Ono ready to tell any lie.
Fool An ofllclal, for Instance, who
fs honest
Physician Tho herald of death.
Widow A woman in the habit of
praising her husband whon ho Is gone.
Poet A proud beggar.
Mirror Ono that laughs at you to
your faco.
Bribe Tho resource of him who
knows ho has a bad cnuso.
Salvation A pollto hint to others to
get up and greet you with respect.
Priest calling to prayers--A disturb
er of the Indolent.
Faithful friend Money.
Truthful man--Ono who Is regarded
as an enemy by every one.
Silence naif consent
Service Selling one's Independence.
Hunting The occupation of those
who have no work to do.
Mother-in-law A spy domiciled In
your homo.
Doctor An ass In a quagmire.
Liar A person making frequent uso
of the expression "I swear to God It
Is true!"
Guest One In your house who Is im
patient ,to hear tho dishes clatter.
"Sparks From Old Anvils" In Life.
Wouldn't Stand For It
A boy who had been going to one
of the public schools In Buffalo left
school to go to work for a small man
ufacturer. Tho boy was dull, nnd his stupidity
nnnoyed the manufacturer greatly.
After two weeks of trial the manufac
turer discharged tho boy at the end of
the week, on Snturday night
"You're discharged," the manufac
turer said. "Go and get your pay, and
let that be tho last of you. You're
On Monday morning tho manufac
turer was much surprised to see the
boy In his former place at work.
"Here!" he shouted. "Whnt arc you
doing In this shop? I discharged you
Saturday night"
"Yes," said the boy, "and don't you
do it again. When I told my mother
she licked me." Saturday Evening
Heartfelt Approval.
"I hear you have a new mamma, Wil
lie. IIow do you like her?"
"That's good. Is she pretty?"
"Not so very, but sho ain't used to
beln' where there's boys in the house
and leaves nickels and dimes layln'
around on bureaus and tables and
' hi ng." Chicago Record-Herald.
The Old Problem.
"This magazine looks rather the
worse for wear."
"Yes; It's the one I sometimes lend
to the servant on Sundays."
"Doesu't sho get tired of reading al
ways the same one?"
"Oh, no. You see, it's the same
book, but It's always n different serv
ant." No Cause For Worry.
Painter (to his servant) Now carry
this picture to the exhibition gallery,
but be careful, for the paint is not
quite dry yet Servant Oh, that's all
right. I'll put on an old coat FHe
geude Blatter
Diligence, above all. Is tho mother of
pood luck. Smiles.
pet cow of the Tufts, died last spring,
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a member of the great Wayne family
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, Creating a Prince of Wales.
From tho war of claims in will li so
many Welsh towns recently engaged
to decide where tho coming Inrostlturu
of the Prince of Wales should be hold
the ancient town of Carnarvon has
emerged victorious. Intensely Inter
esting nnd picturesque la the old cere
mony observed nt the creation of n
Trluco of Wales. The ritual is ns fol
lows: "Ho Is presented before the king In
his surcoat, cloak aud mnntlo of crim
son velvet nnd girt with n belt of the
same, when the king putteth n cap of
crimson velvet, indented and turned
up with ermine, nnd a coronet on his
head us a token of principality.
"And the king nlso puttetli Into his
hand a verge of gold, tho emblem of
government, and a rlug of gold on hb
middle finger to Intimate that he must
be a husband to his country und a fa
ther to his children."
Tho title of Prince of Wales Is nnt
hereditary, but Is of fresh creation In
each case. London Tlt-Blts.
The "Yellow Man" Ghost In Paris.
It Is rumored in Paris, and tho ru
mor Is firmly believed by many, that
the "ghost of the chamber of depu
ties" has again been seen. This ghost
is known as the "yellow man," nnd It
must be a ghastly apparition, for It is
tall, emaciated, almost transparent,
nnd Its face Is dark yellow, while
around Its neck there Is a dark circle,
as of blood, says the tradition, ac
cording to which tho "yellow man"
made his first appearance In the cham
ber in November, 1851, just before the
coup d'etat of Napoleon III. The
ghost reappeared In 1870, shortly be
fore the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian
war, and was seen thereafter on
tho eve of tho death of Gambetta and
of tho assassination of Carnot. Of
course It walks only at night haunt
ing by preference the gallery that
leads to the private apartment of tho
president of tho chamber. Supersti
tious Parisians aro speculating as to
tho nature of the new misfortune
which this latest appearance presages.
The Age of Wonders.
In commenting on the Engineering
Magazine's article on "The Modern
Seven Wonders of the World" a writer
In the Morgenpost nt Berlin snys that
the world will probably not accept the
list, which includes St. Peter's nt
Borne, the triumphal nrch at Paris,
tho Suez canal, the Eiffel tower, the
St Gothard tunnel, the Firth of Forth
bridge nnd the fastest ocean liner.
"These are all wonderful," he admits,
"but a triumphal arch will some day
eclipse tho one In Paris, and the Pan
ama canal will be n competitor for a
place among the seven. America will
have skyscrapers. If they do not al
ready exist, ti rival the Eiffel tower,
and the great steamers mentioned may
soon he relegated to second place.
The underground nnd underwater rail
ways of the new world nre surely
wonderful, and the work in that field
has just begun. Let us wait for n list
of the new wonders. This is the age
of wonders."
Vienna Opera Stars. j
Tho Pall Mall Gazette, basing its fig-
ures on reports from Vienna sing-1
ers, has been telling Its readers some-1
thing about the pay of great artists
for singing for phonograph records.
"Selma Kurz," says the Gazette, "tbo
great prima donna nt tho Imperial
Court Opera, heads tho list with an
honorarium of 2,000 crowns ($415) for
every song, with a commission ndded
of 1 crown (20 cents) for every rec
ord sold. On an average Fraulein
Kurz contributes ten nrlas a year.
Next to her comes the famous tenor
Hcrr Sleznk, who is guaranteed $1,005
for fifteen songs. His colleague at
the opera, Herr Schmedes, receives
about $80 for every song, besides a
commission on the records sold."
The New Hobble Trousers.
Hobble trousers aro the newest and
most radical novelty In men's wear.
They are delicately emblematic of tho
attitude of the man of todny who is
left to attend to the subordinate de
tails of his dally life while his wife
becomes n suffragette and tho wage
earner of the family. Hobble trousers
are In reality two hobble skirts joined
nt tho top and cut with straight fronts
and princess backs, tho fastenings be
ing down tho entire back opening of
each leg.
The materials used are many and
varied, ranging from the rough Scotch
plaids and checks for mornlug wear
to the pnlo violet and pink broad
cloths for evening use. Judge.
Land of Old Age Prodigies.
Ono Is reminded that Ireland is pre
eminently tho land of centenarians by
tho announcement that Mrs. Craley of
Clonbrln, Monostercven, Is drawing her
old ago pension at tho remarkable ago
of 124 years. So rich Is Irelaud In
theso old ago prodigies that when the
last census was taken It Included no
fewer than 407 persons who had
passed their hundredth birthday, while
during 1004 as many as 182 Irish men
nnd women aged a hundred years nnd
upward died. Dundee Advertiser.
Equality of the Sexes.
Traveling In tho country I observe
with some Indignation that tho scare
crow in every field Is represented ns a
man. The Happing of a woman's skirt,
tho waving of her feathers, would as
suredly be ns effective for tho purpose
as Is tho dangling of a coat. We will
eventually displace man In every field.
London Truth.
Grand Chief of Engineers' Union,
Which May Strlko In January.
Chicago, Nov. 8. A strike of railroad
engineers which would tie up every
railroad of Importance west of Chi
cago threatens to bo called In January,
according to grand officers of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers,
for whom Grund Chief Warren S.
Stono of Cleveland, O., Is spokesman.
According to Mr. Stone and admitted
by railroad representatives, confer
ences were begun between n commit
tee from the engineers and the west
ern mnnagers' associations Sept. i!G In
this city, and nearly twenty-five ses
sions have been held since. At the last
one the last amicable arrangement of
differences was declared to be unac
ceptable. The brotherhood contains (50,000
members In tho United States, Canada
nnd Mexico, and 33,780 engineers will
be affected on the lines In dispute.
Pursuing Father In Auto Loses Race
When Tire Blows Out.
Le Sueur, Minn., Nov. 8. An elope
ment extraordinary occurred at the
home of Wilbur Methiuen, a rich
farmer of Cleveland township, when
his twenty-year-old daughter, Eliza
beth, sped away with her sweetheart
George Hotting. She was seated in
front of netting on the handle bars of
a motorcycle, which was running
about thirty miles nn hour over none
too good country roads, and pursued
by the wrathful parents In un automo
bile. The parents kept on the chase, never
more than half a mile behind, across
Cordova and into Waterville township
until a blowout of a front tire landed
him nud his machine In a muddy ditch
two miles north of Waterville village.
George, with the race a'nd the bride
both won, sped ou across the county
line nnd down to Waseca, where the
young couple were married and soon
after forgiven by telegraph by the de
feated father, who Is a good loser.
An amusing Incident of the exciting
chase and race wns the fnct that the
happy bride and groom on their return
to the angry father's home in an auto
mobile came upon the wrecked ma
chine which had won the dny for
them, and the groom, getting out with
the man In charge of his car, repaired
the damaged wheel and tire. A wed
ding reception wns held later, at which
all the frleuds of the young couple In
tho vicinity gathered to an old fash
ioned farm dance.
The President Leases the "Peabody
House," Two Miles From Beverly,
Harrlsburg, Pu., Nov. 8. Beverly
will continue to be the summer capl
tol for nnother two yenrs. President
Taft has slgued a lease for two years
for the "Peabody house" at Beverly,
known ns Pnrra Malta. The place
comprises seventy acres, is about a
mile from the place occupied by the
president last season and about two
miles from Beverly proper, but is
within a few minutes walk of Mont
Servnt station.
The president's new home Is not ou
the sea. Executive ofliees have been
leased directly across tho street from
the new summer home of the presi
dent The estate wns acquired by tho
late nenry W. Peabody and named
for a river In Australia. Since the
death of Mr. Peabody It has been
owned by his widow. Ono of tho fea
tures of the Peabody placo Is a four
hole golf course, which had no special
attraction for the president, who
spurns anything short of eighteen
Elevator Builders Strike.
Boston, Nov. 8. A general strike of
elevator constructors employed by tho
Otis Elevntor company In various cit
ies of tho country had become effec
tive. Should nonunion men bo engaged
to tnko the strikers' places tho Build
ing Trades union olllelals will order a
sympathetic strike, It is announced.
Tho strike originated in Chicago,
whero n disagreement over wages oc
curred some time ngo.
Albany Records Earthquake Shocks.
Albany, N. V., Nov. 8. A series of
earthquake shocks was recorded on
tho seismographs in the State museum.
Tho maximum movements were re
corded nt nbout 3:51 o'clock. Tho
earthquake seems to have traveled In
a north-south direction, aud its source
was betweeu 3,&00 aud 4,000 miles
from Albany.
Origin of the Pigtail,
Tho report that tho Chinese de
partment of state affairs contemplates
issuing an order directing officials,
soldiers and pollco to glvo up tho
queue and to wear their hair Bhort re
calls that tho queue was Introduced
Into CWna by the Manchu dynasty
nearly thro centuries ago. It Is
said to have been originally suggest
ed to the y.-vnchiiH by their sense of
gratltu to the horso, that animal
having played a great part In tha
Tatar conquests. In short, tho "pig
tall" was a method of establishing a
relationship between human beings
and horse3. Japan Mall.
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Attention is called to tne STRENGTH
of the
Wayne County
The FINANCIER of New York
City has published a ROLL 01
HONOR of the 11,470 State Banks
and Trust Companies of United
States. In this list the WAYNE
Stands 38th in the United States
Stands 10th in Pennsylvania.
Stands FIRST in Wavr.e County.
Capital, Surplus, $455,000.00
Total ASSETS, $2,r33,000.00
Honesdate, Fa., May 29, 1908.
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Honesdale, Pa.
Trains leave Union depot at 8.25
a. m. and 2.48 p. in., week days.
Trains arrive Union depot at l.tO
and 8.05 p. ra. week days.
Saturday only, Erie and Wyoming
arrives at 3.46 p. m. and leaves at
5.50 p. m.
Sunday trains leve 2.48 and ar
rive at 7.02.