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THE ClTIKlffN, WKDNKSDAV, NOV. 0, 1010.
Even if Elected Speaker of Next
Gongrcss by Democrats llo
Will Face Threatened Re
In Own Parly.
By JAMES A. 1-DCEU.TON.
WIIEN' Champ Clark Is elected
speaker or perhaps I bad
better put It, If Champ
Clark la elected speaker lie
will have two very Important appoint
ments to make. Already It Is under
stood there is llerco rivalry In Missou
ri ns to these places. No, they are
nothing so trivial as committee as
signments, secretaries or anything of
Some time ago Mr. Clark announced
that when he reached the coveted
place ho would ride down Tennsylva
nla avenua behind a pair of Missouri
mules. There is a scramble among
Missouri mules for a place in that
team. Presumably Mr. Clark will
choose two products of Pike county
muledom. not only because ho lives in
that county, but because the Pike mule
Is more vivacious and tnkes a deeper
interest In his country's welfare. To
pull a full fledged speaker of the
house down Pennsylvania avenue is
an honor that any mule might court.
No wonder all the mules from St. Joe
to the O.urks and from Kansas City to
Ilanuibal aro active candidates for the
Long Wait For Champ.
Champ Clark has been walling long
or the speakership chair. Any time
these ten years he might have been
United States senator or governor of
Missouri, but preferred to remain in
the house and wait for the open door
that would let the Democratic donkey
and the Missouri mule Into the clover
patch. Now that things have come his
way he is no shrinking daisy waiting
for Dame Fortune to pluck him and
wear him In her hair. Ha Is a candi
date and wants the world to know it.
It Is perhaps not surprising that
when the Hon. Champ has the coveted
plum In sight obstacles should appear
in the way of his picking it off. These
obstacles are in the form of other men
who hanker after that same plum.
Then there are also objections to Clark
on the score that he is a free trader,
once having said he would destroy
every custom house in the land, or
something to that effect. The Demo
cratic conservatives of the north are
said to be after Clark's scalp, even
though there is little hnlr on it. Rep
resentative Fitzgerald of Brooklyn,
who led the revolt and helped Uncle
Joe with his rules, is said to have
another uprising left in him nnd that
he will spring it wheu Champ comes
up in the speakership caucus.
More Important than ail, Representa
tlves Hay of Virginia and Sims of
Tennessee are dotermlned that the
rules shall be revised still further and
the power to appoint standing commit
tees taken from the speaker. This
"was to have been the next step in the
program of the lnsurgout Republicans.
Clark was hand and glove with the
progressives when Uncle Joe had the
chair and was willing to go any
Lengths in trimming off the extra pre
rogatives of the speaker, but the mo
ment the shoe was on the other foot
and there was a prospect that he him
self might wear the Cannon toga it is
averred that his ardor cooled.
Champ Becomes Conservative.
Now he is not very keen for a com
mlttee on cotnmIttee, bo his opponents
state. He thinks the house might go
too far In lopping off tlio powers of
the chair. But not bo with Hay and
Sims. They are determined that the
committee on committees proposition
must go through ns per orlginnl sched
ule. It la not impossible that out of
this Issue may spring up a new brand
of insurgency, only this time It will
be in the Democratic party. On this
proposition the Republican and Demo
cratic progressives may unite nnd give
the new speaker as much trouble as
Norrls and Champ Clark gave Can
non. It is not beyond the range of
possibility that Uncle Joe himself mar
Join In the assault. The spectacle of
the sage of Danville as an Insurgent
would be worth u long Journey to see.
Despite all these forebodings, how
ever, It is a safe bet that Champ Clark
will be the next speaker of the house
of representatives. For hlrn to lose
out now after all these years of wait
ing would be n national calamity. Be;
sides, it would be a disaster to Mr.
Clark, to say nothing of those Mis
souri mules. They may deprive the
new speaker of the power to appoint
standing committees, but never shall
they deprive those devoted mules of the
privilege of prancing In state down
Pennsylvania avenue. Or does a mule
prance? Anyway, this particular team
o'f mules will prance even though none
of the patient scions of muledom cvef
did II before.
More Rebellion Possible.
This question of the further reform
of bouse procedure is quite n serious
one, and it is not believed that Mr
Clark will place himself In the way
If be should do so It is safe to say
that the rebellion against Uncle Joe
would be carried over to himself.
Then instead of a denunciation of
Cannonlsm we should have n revolt
It would be a public calamity if
Democratic success should halt, even
temporarily, the process of freeing
the house from machine domination
Picturesque Missourlan Becomes
Conservative as llo Views
Possibility of Achieving
Ambition of His
Such n result would be peculiarly un
fortuuntu for the Democratic party,
since tho revolt against the house ma
chine was one of the chief causes of
Democratic victory. That Champ
Clark, who was such a tower of
strength in tho fight ngnlnst the Can
non rules, should now throw his In
fluence toward perpetuating the most
objectionable of those rules passes be
lief, whatever may bo his personal
attitude, it is assured that tho battle
for affrce and truly representative
house will go forward until It is won.
Another issue that will bo n factor
In the speakership fight is the method
of tariff revision. There will be an
clement In tho new majority that will
bo for n sweeping reduction all along
the line. They will domnnd a tariff
for rovenuo bill, including all sched
ules. It is certain that such a meas
ure would be defeated In the senate.
it could result In no relief to tho peo
ple and would be useful only in a po
litical wny as establishing a party rec
ord on which to go to the country in
Tariff Still Big Factor.
The other method of tariff reduction
Is that advocated by the Insurgent Re
publicans nnd Is known as the one
schedule nt a time plan. Under this
system the old log rolling methods are
avoided, and each schedule Is made to
stand on Its own merits. The plan In-
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eludes a tariff commission to investi
gate difference in cost of production
nt homo and abroad, together with
other facts bearing on the question.
After this commission reports congress
takes up Its findings as to any partic
ular item and legislates thereon with
out disturbing the remainder of the
Thus far the Democrats have shown
no disposition to favor the tariff com
mission system, aud some of them
have openly opposed it Now a faction
Is developing in the party favorable to
reductions, one schedule at a time.
Their contention is that with a Re
publican senate and president such a
method is the only one that stands
auy chance of going through.
Mr. Clark has already Intimated that
ho will advise caution in tariff reduc
tion and has spoken favorably of tho
ono schedule at a time plan. On both
this question and that of the bouse
rules it is fairly certain that ho will
ncqulesco in the action of a majority
of his party which will tend somewhat
to eliminate these Issues ns factors in
his candidacy for tile speakership.
Even though ho is a Chnutauqun lec
turer and a rather fiery orator of tho
barnstorming persuasion, Champ Clark
does not lack In political astuteness
and is not liable to stumble into any
pitfalls his enemies may dig for his
foot. Ho is something of a seasoned
veteran nnd has already called atten
tion to tho fact that Talbott of Mary
land, Jones of West Virginia and him
self nr tho only Democrats of tho
new congress who were members
when the party was last in power in
the house. IIo should have learned
some things about tho political game
in nil theso years.
Mr. Clark's friends insist thnt he has
been much underrated by tho country
and that ho himself Is to some de
grco responsible for the misunder
standing. They say that ho is really
more of tho scholar In politics than
' ' '' ' ' -v.
I.r.dgr, thr.t bo Is finely educated, hav
lr. once brru n college president, that
he bus read widely but discriminating
ly, and that he Is anything but the
barnstorming orator that ho has been
pictured nud thnt ho has pictured him
self. Certain It Is that ho is one of the
most entertaining nnd forcuful speak
ers In congress. He Is rich In Biblical
allusions. Is quick nt rcpnrtee, is fa
miliar with the classics nud even more
famllinr with up to date Information
nnd is a fighter fenrcd by his oppo
nents. Yet he Is popular pn both sides
of the chnmbcr and has the fullest re
spect of the whole house.
Brilliant Ecign Predicted.
Practically the universal opinion in
Washington Is thnt he will make a
great speaker. It is perhaps too early
ns yet to pnss Judgment on that point,
ns n speaker's success depends not
only on his own personality, but on
tho support given him by his party.
The Democrats hnvo sufficient major
it', if that can be classed ns strong
support, but is it n united majority?
Especially will there bo danger of di
vision If there is any nttompt at re
action. The progressive movement Is
In both parties, nnd It is going forwnrd
despite what party leaders may do. in
the past Mr. Clark has shown himself
fairly progressive, so thnt ho may
avoid this shoal of reactionists Yet
there nre indications that all of his par
ty In congress may not bo of a like
mind; that some of Its representatives,
to put It frankly, arc under suspicion
of being too closo to the interests.
Right here tho danger of dlvlson comes.
By tho late election the American
people have shown themselves over
whelmingly progressive. They have
swatted the stand pat clement of the
Republican party hip and thigh. As a
result of this castigatlon the Democrats
have come Into power. But let tho
Democratic brethren gain no false no
tions from this negative indorsement.
It is only tentative. They are merely
put on probation. If they should show
themselves reactionary or if through
division or otherwise they should ro-
veal the fact that they aro not effec
tively and sincerely progressive the
verdict against them will bo as swift
and decisive as was this one in their
favor. The voters will either return to
tho Republican party or, what is more
probable, will form a new party that
will be all progressive.
New Party In Sight.
Right now there is a movement on
foot to form a progressive league. It
is to bo nonpartisan that is, composed
of members of both parties. It wlU
not bo in any sense a new party, at
least not yet, but will bo pledged to
advance progressive legislation and
progressive candidates, whether mem
hers of this league or not, tho major!
ty of the American people nro of this
mind, and theyjiavo passed tho point
where they can bo trifled with. In nil
friendship tills fact should bo made
apparent to the Democratic majority
of tho incoming congress.
As already stated. Champ Clark has
shown himself to bo fairly progressive,
and this is fortunate. He bus ono of
tho greatest opportunities that ever
faced an American public official. If
he measures up to It he will becomo
one of the nation's really great fig
ures. Mr. Clark was born in Kentucky In
1850 nnd was educated in Kentucky
university, Bethany collego awl the
Cincinnati Law school. For a year or
more ho was president of Marshall
college, In West Virginia, nnd at the
time was tho youngest college presi
dent in the United States. He then
went west, edited a country paper for
a tlmo and then became n lawyer, ne
was city attorney of both Louisiana
and Bowling Green, prosecuting nttor
ney of Pike county, member of the
Missouri legislature and has been in
congress nenrly twenty years. For the
past two years Mr, Clark has been
minority lender of the bouse.
IA bljr surplus of buckwheat In
New Jersey brought forth iho star- ,
tllng statement thnt Americans
vero toslnff their fondness for buck
Alns for Columbia's Kloryl
Is patriotism a fakeT
Arc, Yankee fed heroes
Now quoted at zeroes?
The bean shall we nevermore bake?
Our forefathers conquered the Tory
Because they bad plenty to cot
Of one precious staple
(With sirup of maple)
Tho cake of tho bully buckwheat.
What Joy In awaiting tho season
When Rrlddles again were In play
And beautiful batter
Lay browned on a platter
With sausage sizzling away!
But now oh, the horrible treason I
We're turning to Europe effete.
Its dishes adoring;
While coldly Ignoring
The cake of the bully buckwheat.
Did Washington call for a rotl
Or say he could only plan out
Ills battle maneuvers
When eating hors d'oeuvro
Or maybe sphagettl or kraut T
George knew of no table dee hoty.
Yet managed the foeman to beat
And keep In condition
By finding nutrition
In cakes of the bully buckwheat.
But, oh, the backsllldlng of nations'.
No more aro wo simple and strong.
With weak macaroni
And biscuit tortonl
At dinner wo dally along.
Goodby to the best of our rations!
Tho nation's undoing's complete
Slnco wo give rejection
To nature's perfection,
Tho cake of tho bully buckwheat.
John O'Keefe In New York World.
BURNED LAND REFORESTED.
Government Building Anew Destroyed
Forests of Idaho.
Already the government has under
taken the work of reforesting tho vast
areas of Idaho timber which were
burned over in tho recent forest fires,
nnd thousands of trees will be set out.
The work of covering tho waste places
will be carried on as fast ns possible,
nnd It is thought by Forester Grand
Jean that all of the burned district will
Approximately 75,000 yearling pine
trees will be replanted in the Rolse
national forest reserve by the bureau
of forestry. The work will be under
the supervision of the foresters and
tho forest rangers, but a number of
laborers will also bo employed for the
In addition to tho yearling trees that
will be set out, BOO pounds of seed of
the Australian nnd yellow pines will
be sowed by hand. In this branch of
the work hand seeders will be used.
The bureau will also experiment on
fairly level ground with a disk harrow,
planting seed and covering it by hand.
If the planting proves successful
larger areas will be planted in tho fu
ture. The planting is not confined to
the Boise reserve, but is being carried
on in other districts on an extensive
scale, especially such places as have
been burned over.
Tho yearling trees for planting have
all been raised in nurseries established
by the government, and if the setting
out of these trees proves successful the
nurseries will be considerably enlarged
GEMS FOUND IN POTATOES.
Melting of Was Spuds Reveals New
A curious accident led to the discov
ery the other day of an Ingenious
smugglers' trick on board a French
vessel which was unloading a mixed
cargo In Genoa harbor.
A custom house officer had Just In
spected tho goods, among which were
a number of barrels of potatoes, and
was about to hand the captain his pa
pers when one of tho barrels burst and
the potatoes rolled over tho deck. The
deck bands soon dumped them back
again with the exception of half a
dozen that were lying In the hot mid
To tho amazement of the customs
man these potatoes presently began to
sweat and finally to dissolve. They
turned out to be excellent Imitations
In wax and contained pearls and dia
monds. AERIAL STOWAWAY APPEARS.
German Had to Satisfy Longing For
There la now n claimant to the hon
or of having been the first stowaway
on an airship. Hardly had the Par
seval VI. risen recently from the aero
dromo at JohannisthaL near Berlin,
with n complement of duly authorized
passengers than a man wearing a blue
npron crept from beneath the tarpau
lin which covers the benzine tank and
accosted the captain with these words:
"Excuse mo; my -name is E. I hope
yon don't mind, but you can't chuck
me out now."
The man bad been casually employed
in the aerodrome and had been over
come by longing to experience the
Joys of nerlal travel, which could, of
course, only be satisfied by subterfuge
Peruvian Indians Eagle Eyed.
The Peruvian Indians are credited
with baying the greatest range of vi
sion of all races. Cases have been re
corded of their distinguishing human
beings eighteen miles away.
America Big Chinese Importer.
Shanghai shipped $13,872,531 worth
of Chinese products to the United
States In 1009, an lncreaso of $4,000,
000 over 1008.
Population 1910 742.371
(Increase 6.9 per cent.)
Population 1?00 694.448
Population MOO 661.066
RKl'OUT OK THE CONDITION OF
Farmers and Me
OK HONKSDALK. WAYNE COUNTY. PA.
at tho close of business, Nov. 0. 1910.
Reserve fund $
Cash, specie ond notes, $9,719 00
Duo from approved rc
snrvn iiL'nnra no TT7 R07 nfl
Nickels, cents and fractional
currency iik 32
Checks and other cash Items 1,920 01
Due from banks and trust com
panies not reserve
llills discounted K2.31G 81
Time loans with collateral 31,151 00
Ixmns on call with collateral SO.OIS 33
Loans upon call upon two or more
names 33.CG7 09
Loans secured by bonds nnd mort
gages 11,753 60
Investment securities owned exclu
sive of reserve bonds, viz
Stocks, bonds, etc $17,977 81
Mortgages and Judg
ments of record 41,990 32-92.0(3 23
Office llulldlng ond Lot lXMJ 65
furniture and fixtures 1,801 41
$ 355.9G8 33
Capital Stock paid In $ 75,000 00
Surplus Fund 10.000 00
Undivided Protlts. less exnenses
and taxes paid 4.502 72
to rhenk KB 11 ni
Deposits, special 174,325 u7-2G6,I(B Gl
State of Pennsylvania. County of Wayne, es.
I. C. A. hmerv. Cashier of the ahorn named
company, do solemnly swear that tho above
statement Is true to the best of my knowledge
C, A. EMERY, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 15th
uay oi rov. luiu.
Kej?a S. EdoettN, P,
M. E. Simons, )
M. H. Alien. - Directors.
J. S. Brown, 1
KKPORT OF THE CONDITION
HONESDALE NATIONAL BANK
HONESDALE. WAYNE COUNTY. PA.
At the close of business, Nov. 10, 1910.
Loans and Discounts $ 249,757 C7
Overdrafts.securcd and unsecured l(i 49
V. S. Ilonds to secure circulation. 55.000 00
Premiums on U. S. Honds 2.M10 00
Honds, securities, etc 1,310,152 41
IJanklng-house, furniture and fix
tures 40,000 00
Due from National Hanks (not
Itcserve Agents) 2.173 25
Due from State and Private Banks
and Hankers. Trust Companies,
and Savings Banks 1,072 15
Due from approved reserve
agents 143.8S2 09
Checks and othercash items.... 3.1155 88
Notes of other National Banks.. 490 00
Fractional paper currency, nick
els and cents 410 C2
Lawful Money Iteserve In Hank.
Viz: Specie 187.024 50
Leiul tender notes 9.542 (10 Sfi.fififi 50
Redemption fund with U. S.
Treasurer, to per cent, oi circu
lation) 2,750 00
Total J1.90M87 09
Capital Stock paid In 5
undivided prottts, less expenses
and taxes paid
National Hank notes outstanding
Due to other National Banks
Individual deposits subject to
CIieCK tl.449.32l 09
Demand certificates of
Cashier's checks out
1.125 57-$ 1,474.411 57
Notes and bills redlscounted
Bills payable. Including certifi
cates oi ueposit ior money bor
Liabilities other than those above
Total $liW8.1S7 09
State of Pennsylvania, County of Wayne, ss.
I. E. F. Torrey. Cashier of tho above
named Bank, do solemnly swear that the
above statement Is true to the best of my
knowledge and belief.
E. F. Torrey. Cashier.
Subscribed and swnrn tn hpfnrft nie this
15th day of Nov.. 1910.
11. A. SMITH, J. P,
11. Z. Kdssell. )
.Ias. C. Hirdsall, J-Directors.
E. It, llARDENBERdH, J 4w91
IlEPOKT OF THE CONDITION
WAYNE COUNTY SAVINGS BANK
HONESDALE, WAtHK CO., PA..
at the close of business, Nov. 9, 1910.
Reserve fund J
Cash, specie and notes. 85
Due from approved re
serve agents H9.039 39
Leeal securities at par... 45.000 00-236,ffi9 21
Nickels, cents and fractional cur
rency 97 si
Checks and cash items 1.425 Ml
Due from Hanks and Trust Co's.not
reserve agents 9,339 43
Hills discounted. 1307.170 04
Time loans with collateral 31,750 00
1.01111s on can witn col
lateral 144.049 11
Loans 011 cull upon one
name vm w
Loans on call upon two or
more names W.557 16
Loans secured by bond
nnd mortcuee K!,700-586,42(i 31
Investment securities owned ex
clusive of reserve bonds, viz:
Stocks, Honds, etc., lwlJOJlX) 71
MortcuL'cs and Judg
ments of record.... 276.930 53--2.037.HO 24
Olllco HuIldliiB and Lot 27,000 U0
Other Heal Kstnto 6.0U0 00
Furniture aud Futures 2,000 00
Overdrafts 31 41
Miscellaneous Assets 400 00
Capital Stock. paid in....$ 100.000 00
Surplus Fund 310,000 00
Undivided Protits. less
uxpensos aud taxes paid 115,007,5-525,087 60
Deposits subject to check $176.S 37
Indlvldul Deposlt.Tlnie.2.201,913 75
Time certificates of de
posit 238 78
Curt I tied Checks 250 00
Cashier's check outst'ir 5,719 71-2.381.996 CI
Due to Commonwealth 25,000 00
uuu 10 oauKS uuu i rusiios. not re
serve agents 1.CS6 09
State of Pennsylvania, County of Wayne, ss:
1, 11. Scott Salmon, Cashier of tho above
namea company, uo solemnly swear mat the
above statement Is true, to the best of my
knowledge and belief.
(Signed) H. S. SALMON, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 11th
day of Nov. 1910.
(Signed) KOUEHT A. SMITH. N, P.
V. 11. Hoijuks,
K. P. Kimiii.k, V Directors,
H. J.CoauKB. J
TWEIiVK muslin trespass notices
for fl.00; eix for seventy-five cents.
Name of owner, township and law
regarding trespassing printed there
on. CITIZEN office.
Egyptian Woman's Cong reft.
A congress of Mohammedan wom
en will bo held at Cairo to discuss
methods for Improving the condition
of Egyptian women. It is expected
that Turkey will send a delegation.
Tho Turkish women are roported to
bo taking an active part in tho poli
cies of their own country and ex
press themselves as willing to lend a
hand to help their Egyptian sisters.
Increase of Boy Gamblers.
There Is a noticeable Increase in
gambling by boys In tho streets of
New York. Tho police sometimes in
terfere, as was tho case recently,
when a policeman chased a score of
urchins from In front of a well-known
gambling-house within a stone's
throw of Herald Square, whero a
game was going on.
Some One Ought to Pay for It
"This show cost the producer $30,
000." "I am glad of it." Louisville Courier-Journal.
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