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Tins CITIZEN', WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1011.
PERSONNEL OF :
Dozen Old Members Re
elected or Certain to
Be, While Thirteen Will
Yield Their Seats. '
Dy JAMLS A. IU1GEUTON.
'E now know for the most
part the personnel of the
new senate. A few state
legislatures are yet dead
locked because of our archaic method
of choosing senators, and the results
in these may not be known for days
or even weeks. In Georgia the legis
lature will not gather till .Tune to
name a mau to fill the vacancy caused
by the death of Senator Clay, now
temporarily occupied by former Gov-
ernor Terrell. The Hoke Smith faction
Is in control, and It is not likely to elect
5'orrell. A progressive Democrat will
presumably win. There is even talk of
liie redoubtable Hoke himself. I
There are an oven twelve members '
of the present senate who have been
or almost certainly will be re-elected
to the new one Clapp of Minnesota,
Clark of Wyoming, Culberson of Tex
as. On Pont of Delaware, La Follette l
Df Wisconsin. Lodge of Massachusetts, j
McCuiubor of North Dakota, Nixon of
Nevada, Oliver of Pennsylvania, Page I
of Vermont, Itayncr of Maryland and I
Sutherland of Utah. Two of these j
arc Democrats, two progressive Uepub-
llcans and the remainder regular He- I
publicaiiSj, Out of twenty-one regu
lars whose terms end with this ses
sion thirteen have been or will be de
feated. Because of several deaths there will
be exactly twenty-four of the new sen
ators, an unusually large number. I
doubt if in the memory of those now
living there were ever an equal num
ber of now senators nt the beginning
Df any congress.
Lippitt a Textile King.
It is a startling fact that among
these entire twenty-four there is only
one regular Republican of the stand
pat variety. There are or will be six
progressive Republicans, and the re
mainder ore Democrats. More signifi
cant still, the one lone regular is from
Rhode Island and even in that state
got In by the skin of his teeth. He Is
Henry K. Lippitt, head of a big tex
tile company. Lippitt has never be
fore held a prominent office, but has
been in politics very much in, it is
said. It is even averred that he wrote
the cotton schedule in the present tar
iff law. It is also worthy of note that
Lippitt received two Democratic votes
In his very close contest, just as Lodge
received two Democratic votes iu Mas
sachusetts. He is fifty-five years of
George I'ayne McLean, who beat
Senator Rulkeley in Connecticut, says
he Is a progressive, but wants some
body handy with a brake. McLean
Is a leading lawyer, a persuasive
speaker, is lifty-three years old and
has held various offices, including
those of United States district attor
ney and governor.
Charles Elroy Townsend, the victor
over Senator Burrows In Michigan, Is
also a progressive. Despite the fact
that he lives in the railroad town of
Jackson, Townsend has been against
the railroads in his law practice and
as a representative In congress was
one of the authors of the famous rail
road rate bill. He Is of a serious turn
ef mind and Is regarded by those near
est him as a "man of destiny." Since
he Is only fifty-four years old It may
be as well to take note of Senator
Asl .1. Grouua, who succeeds Sen
ator rurcell of North Dakota, Is at
present an Insurgent congressman
froin that stnte. Ho was born in Iowa
iu 1858, removed to North Dakota,
where he was engaged In farming and
banking, held some minor offices and
has been In congress for three terms.
Poindexter an Insurgent.
Miles Poindexter, the new senator
from Washington, is also an insurgent
congressman. Although he lives In
Ballingcr's own state, he sided with
Plnchot and then went back home and
swept the state despite the opposition
of the national administration nnd of
Ballingcr's friends. Poindexter is only
forty-two years old, but has been a
supreme court judge and Is serving his
lirst term in the house.
John D. Works, who replaces Flint
of California, was n soldier in the
Uidou army, having enlisted In 1803,
when he was fourteen years old, nnd
serving till the end of the war. He
has also been a supreme court judge
nnd has written several law books.
Just how much f r progressive he Is
may be Judged by the following utter
ance: Progressive Itepubllcans and progressive
Democrats nro so nearly alike that one
can hardly tell them apart. When the
time comes for progressive Democrats
and progressive Republicans to combine
against the money power and the Inter
ests for tho protection of our free Institu
tions every true patriot will be found
Joining hands without reference to party.
Among the now Democratic senators.
of whom there are to be seventeen ac
cording to present indications, John
Worth Kern of Indiana Is perhaps the
est known. Mr. Kern is famous for
having been an unsuccessful candidate
for vice president and for being a very
successful cultivator of a whisker. He
Is slxty-onti years old and Is n rather
vigorous speaker who Is long on horse
sense, no has held several offices and
would have held others If the electo
rate had not prevented him. For one
thing, he was city attorney under
Mayor Tom Taggart In Indianapolis.
As well known as Kern is John
Bharp Williams, who succeeds Money
Popular Forecasts Place
Townsend of Michigan
and Pomerene of Ohio
as Men of Destiny.
of Mississippi. It is n rather strange
coincidence that Money Is tho present
minority lender of the senate and Wil
liams the former minority leader of
the house. Speaking of the scholar in
politics, Williams is one of the best
educated mnn In our public life, hav
ing taken courses in several southern
universities and nt ncldelberg, Gcrmn
ny, where ho was a schoolmate of tho
kaiser. He Is also one of the home
liest members nud best story tellers In
congress. He Is fifty-six years old and
is a lawyer and planter. His recrea
tions nre writing political poetry and
making Democratic stump speeches.
Gilbert M. Hitchcock, the new sen
ator from Nebraska, also received part
of Ids education in Germany. Although
a Democrat, Hitchcock Is the son of a
former Republican senator and son-in-law
of a former Republican governor,
Lorenzo Crounse. Ills election to the
rionafp occurred forty years to tho day
after the election of his father. P. W.
Hitchcock. The' present Senator Hitch
cock is a lawyer and editor, is owner
if tile Omaha World-nerald. of which
he once made William J. Bryan edi
tor. Is fifty-one years old and Is serv
ing his third term in the house. It
now seems a moral certainty thnt
Hitchcock will contend with his for
mer friend nnd chief, Bryan, for the
Democratic leadership of Nebraska.
Pomerene Self Made Man.
Politics turns up strange figures and
now and then brings forth a really
great man. It Is possible that some
thing like that has happened in the
case of Atlee Pomerene. tho new sen
ator from Ohio. Personally Pomerene 1
Is something of a Puritan. Politically
HALF DOZEN OF THE NEW FACES THAT WILL BE SEEN IN TTIE!
UNITED STATES SENATE AFTER MARCH 4.
Upper row Claude A. Swanson, Virginia; John W. Kern, Indiana, nnd
Gilbert M. Hitchcock, Nebraska. Lower row George P. McLean, Connecti
cut: Charles V. Johnson, Maine, and James A. Reed, Missouri.
lie is very much of a fundamental
Democrat. He is forty-seven years
old. In youth he had largely to make
the money to pay for his education
and lu addition had to read nil the
lessons to an almost blind half broth
er when the two went through Prince
ton together. He practices law In
MeKinley's own town of Canton and
was the only Democrat elected In the
county in 18!)C. when McKlnley reach
ed the presidency.
Pomerene was then discovered by
Tom L. Johnson. Finding that the
young prosecuting attorney had ideas
!)ii the taxation question, Johnson pro
wed his appointment on tho tax com
mission, of which Pomerene was made
secretary. Next Johnson put him up
for governor to defeat Harmon, who
savored too much of reactionisra to
suit Tom L. Harmon bent Pomerene
in the convention, bu this year the
Canton man was given second place
on the ticket, a nomination he did not
want. Despite ills election ns lieu
tenant governor lie became a candi
date for the senate. Against him wns
Edward W. Hanley, chairman of the
state committee. Pomerene challeng
ed Hanley to joint debates, nnd when
the cnucus was held tho honorable
chairman had but ten votes.
Senator Pomerene does not smoke,
drink or swear and has no vices ex
cept politics. He can bo very firm on
occasion nnd Is a good speaker.
Johnson Old Style Democrat.
Of quite n different stamp is Charles
F. Johnson, tho new senator from
Maine. He is a Democrat of the old
ichool and If not a conservative is nt
least safe and sane, ne has run for
governor once or twice In Maine
drafted, of course, nnd not expecting
to be elected, ne has also been n can
didate for other offices and has been
olected mayor of Watervllle and Dem
ocratic leader of the house on two oc
casions. He is the attorney of the
Maine Central railroad , and various
corporations, Senator Johnson Is near
Iv t'ftv-two years old nnd is as warm
Iicnttvd nnd companionable as Penn
toi Eugene Halo Is cold and aloof.
James A. Heed, who beat px-Gov-ernor
D. It. Francis in tho race to
succeed Senator Warner of Missouri,
was born In Ohio In 18111. He first re
moved to Iowa, whore he was educat
ed and studied law, and In 1887 went
to Knnsas City. Twelve years later
ho was prosecuting nttorney of the
county nnd for two terms was reform
mayor of Kansas City.
Because of Senator Elklns' death
there are two now Democratic sena
tors from West Virginia. William E.
Chilton of Charleston, who succeeds
Senator Scott, missed by only one
vote being Democratic national com
mitteeman In 1003. He thought he
had that victory cinched, but one man
betrayed him. Chilton Is not a stran
ger to Washington, where ho is most
populnr. He Is a wealthy mnn, but
lias not as many American dollars ns
Clarence W. Watson, who takes the
short term so briefly occupied by Da
Watson Worth Millions.
Watson Is n multimillionaire who
owns coal mines, vast expanses of
land, vlllngps, fleets and railroads. He
is only about forty-four years old and
a few years ago created a sensation
in society by winning a cool quarter
of a million In prizes at the London
international horse show. Watson
started out early in the senatorial
game, traveled from county to county
and before the other aspirants had
fairly awakened to tho fact said he
had things pretty much his way.
Then, when the elder Elklns died and
there were two senators to elect, Wat
son tied up with Chilton, and the
game was won. At least these are
the tales told in West Virginia.
One of the exciting incidents of the
contest was the flight of the entire
Republican membership of the slate
senate. As there are fifteen Repub
licans and fifteen Democrats tho exo
dus left the body without a constitu- j
tional quorum, nnd Governor Glass-1
cock, a Republican, refused to recog-1
nize the senate ns legally organized, j
So long ns tho fifteen Republican sen-1
ators remain in Cincinnati, out of I
reach of tho West Virginia sergeant-1
at-arms, there seem large obstacles j
between Chilton and Watson and those
coveted dents In Washington.
W. A. Blount, who Is to be the new
senator from Florida, has a unique
distinction. He is a corporation attor
ney who refuses to lobby for his cli
ents in the legislature. He puts In
his brief in the case, and there hla
services end. He Is attorney for the
Louisville and Nashville railroad and
various other concerns, but says his
connections end tho moment he re
ceives his certificate of election.
Former Governor Napoleon B. Brow
ard, a truly progressive Democrat, was
orglnnlly elected in the primaries to
succeed Senator Taliaferro, but died
before he could take his seat, and
Blount was chosen In his stead.
Thornton's Election Sealed.
Two of the now Democratic senators
to fill vacancies caused by death are
John B. Thornton of Louisiana and
Clnudo A, Swanson of Virginia. Judge
Thornton was chosen after a peculiar
taugle. The legislature chose Gov
ernor Sanders for senator, but after
it adjourned he declined and appointed
Thornton. Tho question was raised
as to Sunders' power to do this under
tho constitution, whereupon the legis
lature met once more and removed the
doubt by electing Thornton,
As for Senator Swanson, his career
has a tinge of the romantic. When
a boy his father's financial reverses
compelled him to quit school nud work
on a farm, clerk in a store and do
other things to earn his way. He
managed to procure a university edu
cation nnd went rapidly to the front.
Desplto the fact that he Is only forty
eight years old he has already been in
congress more than twelve years and
governor of Virginia four years.
On .March 4 there will also be new
Democratic senators from New York,
New Jersey, Tennessee, Colorado and
Montana and presumably a new pro
gressive Republican from Iowa that
: Is, there Will be if a sufficient number
of keys are found to unbolt all the
STREET CLEANING METHOD
EMPLOYED BY LACROSSE.
Commissioner's Talk Explains System
Used by Municipality.
In cleaning the streets of Lacrosse,
Wis., George Folk, street commission
er, carefully studied the various meth
ods which seemed adaptable to that
city and from these has reached sev
ernl conclusions ns to the most desira
ble practice under the conditions ob
taining there, which may be of use to
other enterprising towns.
Ho believes that a machine macadam
scraper, requiring but one team and a
driver, who also operates the machine,
can accomplish In a day more than
twice as much work as twenty-flvo
men using the old fashioned hoe. The
latter method required five or six
weeks for each of the semiannual
cleaning, but with the machine this
is now done within two or three
weeks. Macadam streets In residence
portions of the city arc given but two
cleanings a year, In spring and fall.
In cleaning the business districts
hnnd sweepers are employed to take
up the heavier refuse, such as brokeu
glass, hoops, stones and other ma
terials, ninny of which are dropped by
careless drivers, these being kept con
stantly removed. Sand and dust are
removal by machine sweepers In the
morning or evening, the frequency
LOCKINO HACK FOR RnOVELS, ETC
with which this is required on any
given street being determined by ob
servation Tho machines leave this
I dirt in piles, which are removed by
the day force a few hours later. Ham!
sweepers are Instructed when going
i on t,helr routes lu the morning first to
i clean the center of the street and to
! clean the gutters later after the shop
keepers are through sweeping the
stores and sidewalks. Waste paper
cans at the street corners he finds to
be of considerable assistance in keep
lug Ihe streets clean.
For cleaning brick or block pave
ments In the spring after a winter's
accumulation of dirt he fluds the quick
est nnd cheapest method to be by the
use of Iron snow shovels In the place
of old fashioned hoes. Each of the
cleaning crew Is required to furnish his
own shovel, which Is kept at headquar
ters In locking racks provided by the
These racks are made of ordinary
straight hasps such as are kept in stock
at any hardware store, which have
been heated and bent In a half circle
so as to fit closely around the handle.
One end of the hasp Is fastened per
manently to the wall by a staple, while
the other end may be fastened to an
other staple by padlock. These racks
are arranged around the room In the
men's quarters. In this way each man
i Is sure always to obtain his own shov
! el or other tool. It being the practice to
have the men furnish the locks also and
hus bo the sole possessors of the keys
to the same.
It is not so much being exempt from
faults as having overcome them that
.s an advantage to us.
SUCH A SWEET
"Hold on, unel- I'll give up
"''Ml f : : i ' ,','.''
v.-w,t r 'Wyj'i r.f-l fl
CIVIC BEAUTY? $
Wh:it Is civic beauty? Not flue
streets, parks, fountains and
public buildings "Handsome U
ns hand-iome does" also applies
to a town. If a town be full of
lawlessness, racket, noises, blck
cling, scandal, contention, It la
not the town beautiful It Is the
& town ugly. Order Is heaven's
vS n..i t .. ... i i - 1
Is no exception. Letting things
go belter skelter Is a losing bus
iness. Let a mnn deface his
own property nnd it depreciates
all property. Let the town do
an. Ill piece of work or permit
another to do It and the welfare
of the whole community Is
weakened. Civic life Is the main
thing. It Is for that fine streets
and. structures are encouraged.
The true civic life Implies things
that nro positive purity, honor,
cleanliness, decency, order, quiet
Behavior Is the first thing a town
needs to take caro of If it wants
to guard Its own honor or wel
fare. Respectability Is not lu
money, houses nor lands It Is
J In conduct, and right conduct la
a utility, an advantage to a
community. When that Is not
rightly prized n community Is
if very unfortunate.
The Critic's View.
"Excuse me, Watklns," snld Penley,
"but would you mind giving me your
opinion of a little bit of verse 1 have
"Certainly not." said Watklns. "Fire
"Thanks, old man," said Penley.
"Here is the opening stanza:
"I am the wind that blows away;
I am tho gale that ruffs the sea;
I am tho zephyrs sort that play
In and about the woodland tree."
"Wyh," said Watklns, lighting his
pipe,, ns he meditated, "I should say
that that was a very breezy poem."
A Hard Hearted People.
Filial piety finds no place in Tibetan
character. It is no uncommon thing
for a son to turn bis father, when too
old for work, out of doors nnd to leave
him to perish in the cold. The supersti
tion that the souls of tho dead can.
If they will, haunt the living drives
their hardened natures to gain by the
exercise of cruelty the promise of the
dying that they will not return to
earth. As dentil approaches the dying
person is asked, "Will you come back
or will you not?" If he replies that
he will they pull a leather bag over
his bead and smother him. If he says
he will not he Is allowed to die In
Royal Jewels In Pawn.
The ex-Sultan Abdul Aziz pawned all
his crown jewels for a million francs
at tho Mont do Pieto at Paris, and
they were only just redeemed by the
Moorish government In time to pre
vent their being sold among other un
The sword of stnte, which is regard
ed in Servla as a sacred relic, was also
pawned by a former king, while one
well known European monarch fouud
himself In such straitened circum
stances that the famous house of At
tenborough once temporarily had pos
session of all his old silver.
Queen Isabella was, however, the
most famous royalty who made no
secret of the fact that she raised mon
ey upon the security of the portraits
of her ancestors, which hung on the
walls at the palace Catlle, her Pari
sian home. The royal lady often de
clared how deeply she was indebted to
her royal forbears for coming to her
rescue and helping her out of her finan
cial predicaments. London M. A. P.
1 avn Criers' Club.
A club to ? known as the Town
Criers- was organized nt an enthusl
nstlc meeting of the leading business
men of Fargo. N D rpcently. This
organization In the outcome of the un
usual Interest In advertising which has
be"i lelt In the town for some time.
more if you'll drop that bundle."
Thorndlke In' Baltimore American.
. ATTORNEY A COUNBELOR-AT-LAW.
Office adlnront In Pnat. nnlrn In Dlmmlflr
olllce, llonrsdale, Pa.
WM. H. LEE,
ATTORNEY & COUNSELOR-AT-LAW.
OfTlce over post office. All legal business
promptly attended to. Ilonesdale. l'a.
. ATTORNEY & COUNSELOR-AT-LAW
Office-Liberty Hall building, opposite the
Post Office. Ilonesdale, Pa.
ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR-AT-LAW,
Office over Keif's store, Ilonesdale l'a.
CHARLES A. McOARTY,
ATTORNEY A. COUNSELOR-IT-LAW.
Special and prompt attention given to the
collection of claims. Office over Keif's new
store, ilonesdale. l'a.
Fjl P. KIMBLE,
J? . ATTORNEY fc COUNSELOR-AT-LAW
OlDceover the Dost office Ilonesdale. l'a.
. ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR-AT-LAW,
Office in the Court House, Ilonesdale
PETER II . ILOFF,
ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR-AT-LAW.
Office Second floor old Savings iir-ik
building. Ilonesdale. Pa.
SEARLE & SALMON,
ATTORNEYS & COUNSELORS-AT-LAW,
Ofllrps lfltelv occupied by Judge Searle
CHESTER A. GARRATT,"
ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR-AT-LAW.
Office adjacent to Post Office, Ilonesdale, Pa
R. E. T. BROWN,
Office First floor, old Savings Bank build
ing, Ilonesdale, Pa.
Dr. C. K. BKADY. Dentist. Honesdale,.Pa.
Office Hours S m to p. m
Any evening by appointment.
Citizens' phone. 33. Residence. No. S&-X'
PB. PETERSON, M. D.
. 1126 MAIN STREET, IIONESDALB, FA.
Eye and Ear a specialty. The fitting of glass
es given careful nttentfon.
LIVERY. 1' red. G. Rickard has re
moved his livery establishment from
corner Church street to Whitney's Stone
PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
FIRST CLASS OUTFITS. 75yl
t would like to see you if
t you are in the market
"Gnnrantecd articles only sold." .
in your family you of course call
a reliable physician. Don't stop
at that; nave his prescriptions
put up at a reliable pharmacy,
even if it is a little farther from
your home than some other store.
You can find no more reliable
store than ours. It would be im
possible for more care to be taken
in the selection of drugs, etc., or
in the compounding. Prescrip
tions brought here, either night
or day, will be promptly and
accurately compounded by a
competent registered pharmacist
and the prices will be most rea
sonable, O. T. CHAMBERS,
Opp. I). & II. Station, Honesdale. Pa.
residence and large
W. F. SUYDAM
Splendid site for hospital or
hotel. House steam heated. Elec
trically wired. Largo barn.
Corner lot. 125x150.
J. B. ROBINSON,
Insurance and Real Estate.
WWliET US PRINT YOUR .BILfc
HEADS, LETTER HEADS, STATE
MENTS, NOTE HEADS. ENVEL
OPES, CIRCULJkRSKTO fcTO.