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IN CASE OF FIRE I
Ordinances No. 16. Flro Alarm
Signals, section 1. Tho steam gong
shall bo sounded ojily at 12 M. noon
and In caso of an alarm of flro. For
GENERAL ALARM, the gong will
sound ONE LONG BLAST ;
tor llro about TWELFTH STREET
BRIDGE ono long and one short
blast at Intervals of ten seconds
; for nro BETWEEN 12TH
STREET AND 7TH STREET, ono
long and two short blasts at Intor-
rals of ton seconds, ; for
Are BELOW 7TH, ono long and three
short blasts at Intervals of ten sec
onds ; for flro OUT
SIDE OF BOROUGH LIMITS threo
(In Tho City).
When wo left our hotel this morn
Inp to ro down to business, the ther
mometer registered nine degrees
IJy tho way, "If tho first snow
comes on tho 2l)th dny of the month
and tho moon was in its 20th dny,
you add tho two together, and that
would glvo you tho number of snows
you have during tho winter. You
oount every snow you could track a
rabbit in." This is tho way Gcorgo
Atkinson, who has kept a diary for
Special to THE CITIZEN.
Washington, December 20. Re
publican loaders ot tho Houso aro
Btlll far from n solution of the con
gressional apportionment problem
presented by tho Incrcaso In popula
tion disclosed by the recent census.
So far thoy havo been unable to
hit upon an apportionment systom
which would restrict tho Houso to
Its present membership of 3!ll. If
tho l'JOO basis of apportionment, a
population of 193,175, wore adopted
tho bill establishing It would bo de
feated by tho votes or delegations
from states of tho south and west
which would suffer a reduction of
representation. It, therefore, np
nears certain Mint tho Houso In tho
next Congress will bo tho largest
numerically In tho history of tho
country. Tho present plan Is to lim
it the membership to as near -JUU
members as possible. Any plan that
will bo accoptablo to a majority of
the Houso will provide Pennsylvania
with increased representation. The
lowest estimate gives the Keystone
Stato 31 members, an increase of
two over its present numerclnl
Not since tho apportionment bas
ed upon tho figures of tho third
census In 1910 has Pennsylvania's
representation fallen below twenty
three. At that tho membership of
tho entire House was only 1SG. The
Keystone's state's representation
from that year steadily Increased.
The census of 1880. 1890, and 1900
each gavo Pennsylvania two addi
tional members. Tho state's re
markable Incrcaso in population is
emphasized by a roport prepared by
the House Census Committee pre
senting the representation of all of
tho states since the constitutional
apportionment. It shows that Vir
ginia, for example, under tho first
census, taken In 1790, had nineteen
members and Pennsylvania only 13.
By the census of 1810 Pennsylvania
and Virginia each had twenty-three
and since that census Virginia's
representation has decreased until
it now is less than one-third that of
the Keystone state. Pennsylvania's
incrcaso In population during the
past ten years has been such that if
tho basis of representation in the
nresent congress were adopted as
tho basts of representation in the
next Congress tho state would havo
forty years, estimates tho number of
snows in a winter. "Where tho! a membership In the Houso of at
Certificate Bodies Nnineil Ily Schnof
fer. Harrlsburg, Pa., Dec. 21. Dr. N.
C. Shaeffor, Htato superintendent of
public Instruction, has mado public
tho nnmes of tho members of pcr
mnnont certificates committees for
tho countless, cities and boroughs of
Pennsylvania for 1911, 1912 and
Wayne Mark Creasy, llawley;
A. II. Howell, Whlto Mills; Alma G.
THE COUNTRY CHURCH.
No' moro encouraging movement
for tho betterment of our national
Hfo has been undertaken In recent
years than that of tho Department of
Church and Country Life of the
Presbyterian Board of Homo Missions
to rovive the flagging inllucnco of tho
Tho subject was" discussed at a
recent "conservation congress' hold
by tho department in Huntingdon
and tho results of threo months pre
liminary work wero detailed.
It would bo difficult to overesti
mate the importanco of country
churches, for they are to tho rural
districts what the rural districts aro
to tho nation Itself. Our whole ex
Istenco depends upon tho country;
tho country depends upon Its
churches. In spite of trolloy cars,
telephones and rural free delivery,
tho society of the country continues
to center In tho little church and
when that church declines, rural so
ciety disintegrates. Whatever 1b
disseminated through agricultural
communities in tho way of spiritual
and Intellectual enlightenment must
come through tho church.
And It Is an acknowledged fact
that tho country church, once strong,
has become weak and tottering.
What Is being done in tho Hunting
don Presbytery should be done In
every other presbytery of the State,
and by the churches of other denom
inations as well. Harrlsburg Tolo-graph.
.J ELECTION EXPENSE ACCOUNT.
wind was on the 10th, 20th and 21st
December, we'll get tho wind mostly
through tho winter," says another
(On The Farm).
Flftccn-ycar-old girl that .she was,
Mary had hung up her stocking
Christmas Eve, as usual. When she
woko up, early Christinas morning,
alio made a bee-line from her room
to the parlor, and there lo and be
hold! was the Mocking, filled to
overflowing. And wonder of won
ders! down in the toe, .sho found
a crumpled envelope, containing a
long ticket reading, "New York to
Bermuda nnd Return."
"Oh, l'a,'' sho cried in breathless
delight, rushing up to give her Fath
er a good-old-fashioned hug and kiss,
as ho came in from doing the chores.
"Oh, l'a," my Christmas dream has
And so one girl, measles or no
measles, was made happy, in a little
Wayne hamlet, in the year of our
THE WAY. l.MKPENlENT.
Our esteemed across-t he-avenue
contemporary, THE WAYNE INDE
PENDENT, mado its Christmas bow
last Tuesday evening. It took six
teen pages to tell the holiday "news"
and "advertising" stories of the
Staple City. It was a most interest
ing issue, and we aro certain was
read with great pleasure by its large
clientele of patrons and friends. Our
dear old friend, "tho Santa Claus
cover," was missing but tho picture
and doings of tho Children's Patron
Saint wero fentuied on tho Inside
pages. Congratulations, Brother
GOOD STOCK COMPANY.
Charles K. Chainplin is presenting
a splendid lot of plays at the Lyric
Theatre this week. "It is tho best
'repertoire' company 1 ever saw,"
said an old New Yorker and life
long show goer. That's about our
verdict too. "The Reformer," Wed
nesday night, was a great show. It
didn't inlnco any words in dealing
with such vital questions as "graft,"
"race suicide," etc. "Shore Acres"
was well handled Tuesday night, and
llr. Champlln played "Undo Nat's"
part in great stylo.
"That's going to make Millie an
awful pretty dress. What did It cost
a yard?" Ann Berry, Martin's wife
in "Shore Acres."
The newspaper dispatches sent
out from Washington stating that
the nomination ot Judge Robert W.
Archbald, of Pennsylvania, to be a
member of tho new Commerce Court
would be rejected by the Senate
have been put forth by muckrackors,
who know better. Not a protest
against Judge Archbald's appoint
ment has boon received at either the
White House or by tho Senate Judi
ciary Committee, to which body It
has been referred. President Taft
Is personally acquainted with Judge
Archbald and when Senator Penrose
suggested his name Mr. Taft readily
agreed to appoint him. It is under
stood that Attorney General Wick
ersham joined with Senator Penrose
in cordially indorsing the Pennsyl
vania jurist for membership in the
new tribunal. Meinb'ers of the Ju
diciary Committee say that Judge
Archbald's nomination will bo con
firmed without objection from any
Governor-elect John K. Tener is a
very busy man. Nearly every poli
tician in Pennsylvania who desires
an olllce under tho next state ad
ministration has been to Washing
ton to see him and when not engag
ed with these visitors and his con
gressional duties he works on his in
augural address. Mr. Tener has not
sent his resignation as a member of
Congress to Governor Stuart and
probably, will not until a few
before he leaves Washington
Harrlsburg to be Inaugurated.
"What do you suppose I stood up
to bo shot at for $1!S a mouth If it
wasn't to have a little fun on my in
come," Undo Nat in "Shoro Acres,"
when found fault with by Ann Berry
for blowing in his pension money for
Xinas presents for little Millie.
"I Uko to sco snow on Xuias, It
seems moro Chrlstmlshlllcd!" Uncle
Nat in "Shoro Acres."
"A young fellow that knows
something that his grandfather
didn't know is looked on with sus
picion." Sam Warren in "Shore
"A man ran do a great deal of
good with religion, hut it's a very
narrow Held." "Tom" Raw son in
Richard Decker's Death Deeply De
plored Breezy Personal Gossip.
Special to THE CITIZEN.
Indian Orchard, Pa., December 23.
We drove to Beach Lake for a slelgh
rlde on Sunday last, and attended
services at tho M. E. church con
ducted by Rev. William Seymour,
who preached an excellent sermon.
Tho people at this place were
shocked to learn of the death of
Richard Decker, Beach Lake, who
died at C o'clock a. in. Mr. Decker
will be greatly missed by tho whole
community. Ho was ono of the Jol
Hest men wo over met. Tho young
people at that placo havo often re
marked that should tho deceased
bo called away It would be a
great loss to them. Tho bereaved
family havo the sympathy of tho en
Irvln Ilenshaw, who Is attending
Lafayette College, will spend tho
holidays at tho homo of his parents,
A. M. Ilenshaw and wife, at tho Twin
Mrs. W. II. Marshall and son, Neal,
spent Sunday last with Swamp Brook
Miss Nettle Ham, of Hawloy, and
John Hagerty, Whlto Mills, wore cal
lers at L. R. Garrett s, on Sunday.
Miss Margaret Maloney, Laurella,
spent Tuesday last with her sister,
Mrs. Earl Ham.
Charles Spry, who Is spending tho
winter with Horace Budd, of tho
West Shoro Houso, was a visitor at
the Old Red Rock Farm last week.
Soveral In this vicinity, have dur
lng the past month, purchased gaso
lino engines. Among them aro W.
D. Buckingham, and Wallaco C.
Henry Swnrtz, who has boon assist
ing his undo, Levi Ostrander, Atco,
has returned homo.
Freddie Swartz is holding tho
reins over a handsome young road
S. Amos Ward. Bethany, accom
panlcd by his daughter, Allco, called
on his relatives at this placo and at
tho Lake on Saturday.
Mr. Meyers, who resides on tho
Hickory Grove Farm, Is cutting and
hauling somo fine excelsior to Whlto
Philip Bishop and wlfo, Whlto
Mills, spent Sunday last at tho homo
of the former b parents, Mr. nnd Mrs
Ira K. Bishop.
Chester Garratt, attornoy and
counBolor at law, spent Sunday with
bis parents, L. R. Garratt und wife
JUST 'FORE CHRISTMAS.
Father calls me William, sister calls
Mother calls me Willie, but the fel
lers call me Bill.
Mighty glad I ain't a girl ruther
be a boy
Without them sashes, curls an' things
that's worn by Fauntleroy!
Love to chawk green apples an' go
swlmmln' In tho lake
Ha'to to take the castor-lle they give
'Most all the time the whole year
round, there ain't no flies on me,
But jest 'fore Christmas I'm as good
as I kin bo!
Got a yeller dog named Sport, sick
him on thp cat;
First thing she knows she doesn't
know where she is at!
Got a clipper sled, an' whon us kids
goes out to slide,
'Long comes tho grocery cart, an' we
all hook a ride!
But sometimes when the grocery man
is worried an' cross,
He reaches at us with his whip,- an'
larrups up his hoss, i,
An' then I laff an holler: "fy, ye
never teched me!"
But jest 'fore Christmas I'm as good
as 1 kin be! - i
Gran'ma says she hopes that when
. 1 get to be a man, 1
I'll be a mlssionarcr like her oldest
As was et up by the cannibals that
live in Ceylon's Isle
Where every prospect pleases, an'
only man Is vile!
But gran'ma sho has never been to
see a Wild West show.
Nor read the Life of Daniel Boone,
or else I guess she'd know
That Buff'lo Bill an cowboys Is good
enough for me!
Except just 'foro Christmas, when
I'm good as I kin bo!
And then old Sport he hangs around,
solemn-like an' still,
His eyes they seem a-sayln': "What's
tho matter, little Bill?"
The old cat sneaks down off her
perch an' wonders what s be-como
Of them two enemies of hern that
used to make things hum!
But I am so perllte an' tend so earn
estly to biz,
That mother says to father: "How
improved our Willie Is!"
But father, bavin' been a boy hissolf,
Wen, just 'fore Christmas, I'm as
good as I kin be!
For Christmas, with its lots an' lots
of candles, cakes an' toys,
Was mado, they say, for proper kids,
nn' not for naughty boys;
So wash yer face an' brush yer hair,
an' mind yer p s nnd q s,
An' don't bust out yer pantaloons,
and don't wenr out yer shoes;
Say "Yessum" to tho ladles, and
"Yessur " to tho men,
An' when' they's company, don't pass
yer plate for pie again;
But, thinkln' of tho things yer'd Uko
to seo upon that treo,
Jest 'fore Christmas bo as good as
yer kin bo!
HOW MUCH IS YOUR
It's worth almost as much ns your I
life; how much Is that worth? G.
W. Pell has a remedy that keeps the
stomach right and makes It right
when It goes wrong.
Ml-O-NA Is tho name of tho great
stomach romedy and G. W. Pell
guarantees It to euro tho follow ng
stomach nllmonts and symptoms, or
Upset stomach, pain in stomach,
belching of gas, biliousness,
Heartburn, sour stomach, lump of
lead stomach, after dinner distress.
Nervousness nnd hcadacho caused
by stomach derangement.
That all-in feeling In tho stomach
after a night of sociability.
Bad effects of overeating or
drinking; sea or car sickness.
Vomiting of pregnancy, or any
Remember monoy back If it falls
at G. W. Pell or leading druggists
everywhere, and tho prlco Is only 50
couts a largo box.
Something About Bridges, Etc.
To Tho Editor:
1 inn thinking of going Into the
newspaper wrltln' business nnd run
sending you a sample of what I am
capable or. 1 don't want to sign my
name to my pieces, till 1 am suro
they suit both sides of politics, all
religious, churches, and tho public In
every township then you enn print
my name. I haven't had a steady
Job slnco tho Main street Stato
hrldgo was finished. You know
thoro wns a half dozon of us promi
nent citizens such ns you refer to
In your obituary notices as "taking
great Interest In public Institutions"
(banks) 6 who put In moro
than union time on that bridge Job
telling tho contractors how tho work
should be done, trying to glvo the
stato a squaro deal, etc. Wo didn't
draw no pay neither Just drew con
clusions. We wero often questioned by pass
ing town people as to how wo were
getting along with the job.. Somo
times tho Inquiries wero puzzling.
Ono morning Slocum Ebcrhardt
camo along and wanted to know If
"we all had our hammers with us
'sposo ho thought wo was doln'
tho riveting. Ono another day
An out of town stranger camo up
and asked "what wo was building a
four-track railroad bridge on a wag
on road for? Ho must havo been
a Democrat, 'causo Democrats don't
like the way wo do things In Ponn
Alonir comes one of them know-
overythlng fellers, who had ' ffiore
whiskers than gray brains and said
"the bridge won't be worth shucks
unless tho Torrey dam is put back
where It was." He said "the
damned Ice alwnys went out all right
when tho dam was there."
With all our Inspecting we made
a mistake in tho bridge. You know
them iron plates that lap tho cracks
between the stone sidewalks and the
concrete walks of the bridge, don't
you? Well they're the pesky things
that have been tho downfall of many
an upright person. They ro the
sllperest thing to step on that I
know of outside of beuano skins.
I've sot on tho bench on tho stoop
of John Weaver's hotel and seen lots
of men and wlmen step onto them
armor plates, Hop their wings and
throw all their bundles In the air and
into the Lackawaxen; others sot
down quicker an' madder than they
do when they miss a word at a !
spellln' bee what they said is un-!
Hrlv In nrlnf Tllllv Tloll snra "wonr
rubbers." Rubbers are all right but
they Inspire too much confidence.
When you slip with rubbers you slip
worse and fall worse.
Tho other day I was walking up
the Main mud road with a friend
of mine. (This Is about the bridge,
too). Wo came to a grocery store
and my. friend said "come In here
'till I gft a couple dozen eggs my
wife's going to make some holiday
fruit cake." Wo went in and my
friend said "give mo two dozen best
hen'3 eggs." The man blowed up a
paper bag and put the eggs In it.
My frie"nd layed a dollar bill on the
bar and was waitin' for his change.
The man said "Ten cents more.
please." .My friend asked "what
for." "Well," said the man, "eggs
are now u& cents they re always
higher at holiday times, and these
eggs are Pennsylvania and nearby
henery whites, fancy. The man
also went on to tell how that "since
the New York bakers had quit usln'
rotten eggs, real eggs went higher
yet." My friend seemed willing to
take the man s word for it and com
menced feelln' In all his pockets for
the other ten cents which ho found
ho didn't find; so they compromised
by tho man's takin' threo eggs out
of tho bag and wo were soon again
on our way toward the bridge. When
we got to the first end of tho bridge,
I, being a wlso jay, evoluted a long
step across the Iron glmnaslum,
which was treacherously covered by
a puny fall of snow, but my friend
well, say! He gave that armor plate
a severe test, right from tho seat of
government! Up went his feet;
down went my friend, right on his
pistol pocket! And tho egg bag!
Talk about scrambled eggs! Talk
about your "rotten spots" say!
Just another word about another
thing: If you're going on a D. & II.
train don't stand In John Heumann's
window watching tho train get ready
to go trying to finish your cigar
so you can go in tho wlmmen's car
where all tho girls are, and then
when the train starts, make a dash
across tho street and an attempted
dash ncross the dopot green plot.
There's an Invlslblo wire drawn
across tho green to keep tho dogs
out a "drawn" conclusion that
you'll go on a later train.
I seo by tho papers that genial
"Dick" Brown has been appointed
head man on the llro apparatus, and
Is to havo the honor of carrying a
brass horn In tho flro parades. Now,
sceln's as how "Dick" is a good car-
pentor ho ought to fix up tho front
doors of tho City Hall Are house.
They look like thoy had been hack
ed at for kindling wood.
I What Tho Candidates Spent During
'i lie Recent Election.
Harvey Huffman, Esq., tho suc
cessful candldato for State Senator,
hns filed his cxponso account which
was $1,308.82. Of this $300 was
paid to the Democratic committee of
Winifred D. Lewis, Republican
candidate for State Senator filed his
expense nccount which amounted to
C. C. Shull, Esq., treasurer of the
Monroe County Democratic commit
tee, filed nn nccount which shows
thnt tho treasurer's receipts wore
not sufficient to meet the bills ow
ing. There Is a deficit of $10.93.
Congressman A. Mitchell Palmer
contributed $100 nnd Harvey Huff-t
man, Esq., $!i0. Tho account shows;
flint tfil aH ...ns annnt tn. ti.ltiHnn
YV.lf.Vl. .ii.a niuui, 1U i. u. line,,
bands, hall hire, hill distribution,
etc., and bills outstanding amount
to $97 for such items as tho trans
portation of voters, etc.
James I. Blakcslcc, chairman of
the Carbon county Democratic com
mittee, Mnuch Chunk, spent $G70.
Of this amount Congressman Pal
mer subscribed $250 and Harvey
Huffman gave $300.
John W. Andrews, treasurer of
the Wayne Democratic party, has
filed his report to tho effect that he
received $100 from Senator Harvey
Huffman, $200 from Congressman
Georgo W. Klpp and $82 from the
former treasurer, making a total of
Robert Brown, Sr., Republican
candidate for Congress from this
district spent less than $5u.
Arthur M. Adams, tho Democratic
candidate for Representative at tho
late election In Pike county, spent
The annual meeting of tho stock
holders of tho Wayne County Say
ings Bnnk for tho election of direc
tors, will bo held nt tho banking
TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 11)11,
between the hours of three and four
o'clock p. m.
H. S. SALMON, Cashier.
Honesdalo, Pa., Dee. 21, 1910.
The line of fine fur for La
dios' and Misses at Menner & Co.
stores are especially sultablo for
holiday presents. 99t4
For good job work, please call up
THE CITIZEN office.
TWO MORE SHOP
PING DAYS BEFORE
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as mercury will surely destroy the
sense of smell and completely de
range tho whole systom when enter
ing It through tho mucous surfaces.
except on prescriptions from reput
able physicians, as tho damage they
will do Is ten fold to tho good you
can possibly dorlve from them Hall's
Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. J
Cheney & Co., Toledo, O., contains no
mercury, and :s taken Internally,
acting directly upon tho blood and
mucous surfaces of tho system. In
buying Hall's Catarrh Curo bo sure
you get tho genuine It Is taken in
ternally and mado In Toledo, Ohio,
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Take Hall's Family Pills for con
Overcoats and suits. Cor
duroy and Canvass
work, coats, sheep or
blanket lined with high
storm collars. Dress
shirts in white or fancy
patterns. Silk Mufflers
in plain or quilted
styles. Neck wear In
fancy Fo r e-1 n-H and
Bows, scarfs, a new as
sortment ot sleeve but
tons. Umbrellas for
Men and Women, with a
choice selection of hand
les. Neat and catchy
suits for children; also
"Mother's Friend" Boys'
Blouses. We have al
ready established a rep
utation for low prices
on Sweaters and Underwear. Learn our prices and judge for yourselves.
FLAGG Clothing House,
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OPPOSITE THE I). &.H. R. R. STATION.
A Happy New Year
TO OUR MANY HUNDRED DEPOSITORS
ij) IJ) V P V V P P V P
Cor. Main and 10th St.
M. 12. SIMONS, Pres. J. E. TIFFANY, Vlco Pres.
0. A. KMEKY, Cashier.
M. II. Allen, Ocorso C. Abraham, J, Sam Brown, Oscar E. llunuell
Win. 11. Dunn, W. M. Fowler. W. U. Guhmlp. John K. Kruntz. Fred,
W. KTuitner. "John Kuhliach. 'o. Win. Hell. M. K. Simons. Fred.
Stevens, Georzo V. Tisdell. J. K. Tiffany, John Weaver.