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THE CITIZEN, PHI DAY, APRIL 7, 1011.
THE trliil of a 'win1, of r.mi'i
rlsts nt VlU'rbo. llnly, draw
attention to the' secret sucic
tics of Europe wliti'h ImvrMoi
their object murder or uny form of ic
lence ami crime that will irnmon
thelr views or All the pockets of tin
scoundrels who belong to them.
The whole continent Is honeycombed
with such societies, who set all laws at
dcllance and are a constant terror to
law abiding people.
Morountzcff, the man who died
through being accidentally shot by i
fellow criminal during the attcmpto'
burglary in Houndsdltch. was knowi
to the continental police as the de
perato leader of a gang of hoollpin
nnd thieves which he had got tow h
er, known as the "Zraowa Hobgnfnii
za," the members of which devotee'
their energies to robberies with ' i
lence and attacks upon banks and -o-i
mercial houses. In these outrage."
on persons were killed. Twelve mem
bers of this gang were ultimately eat
tured and hanged, but Morount:;elT e
One of the most terrible of thoc
leagues of criminals Is the dread v
Mafia, which has terrorized Sicily f '
several generations nnd Is said to 1
especially active just now. Its am.,
ble code of honor is to defy the
nnd to rule the Island by threats am:
Includes All Classes.
According to M. Glanelll. the Math
Is "au unapproachable and multifi i m
union of persons of nil classes, who
aid each other. In spite of the law nno
morality, to murder, to intimidate iiiu
sequestrate landed proprietors, to r.v -i-a
ring In the corn market, to fnrp
wills, to intluenco the results of trials
and to push their best men into sm
eminent odlces." Its ranks Include
men of all classes, from outlaws t
mayors and Judges and from thieves
nnd sharpers to members of parlla
At one time this remarkable hand
confined its efforts principally to kid
napiug the sons of rich families and
to coining false money. Now they
draw most of their revenue from lew
ing blackmail on wealthy landowners
In return for their protection and b.v
assisting smugglers. Direct robbery
and violence are resorted to only tor
now powerful the Mafia is Is shown
by the following stories: One day a
large case arrived at the Palermo -m
toms labeled "Biscuits." The custom
officials opened it and discovered ."I'll
000 francs In forged banknotes. No'
one of them, however, dared to spe.i!:
The case was reclosed and sent on h
FORTY YEARS IN BED.
Self Chosen Fate of Man Preventc.-1
From Marrying Girl of His Choice.
Because Joseph Plummer of Mllt'-v.
X. II., was prevented by his father
from marrying the woman of his
choice ho has remained forty years in
bed. He Is now seventy-one years old
The woman lie loved Is dead, lm'
Ihe old man has not been told.
fact, he refused to speak of her fro a
the very day when ho said to his
father. "Since you will not let me have
Iter. I have no other ambition am1
may as well spend the rest of uiy
life in bed." Joseph went to bed. Jo
soph did not get up. He continued If
bed day nfter day. week after week
year after year, until the sensation of
his course wnned, and he became more
or less of nn Institution In Milton.
Ills mother and his father have both
died. Now his two brothers, both well
along In years, keep the riummer
household, which Is a prosperous one.
nnd take care of Joseph. These two
brothers. Ephralm nnd Samuel, are
bachelors nnd cook all the meals.
"When Joseph took his bed." says
Ephralm Plummer. "father did not
make any objections, but took his food
to him and let him stay there. Father
didn't approve of Joseph going with
the girl because she was only sixteen
years old. while Joseph was consider
"Joseph felt that after seeing her he
could never love any other girl. lie
was stubborn and used to having his
own way. Ho did not llko to be
crossed. At first when ho took to his
bed none of us thought that he would
stay there long.
"Now ho Is bo weak from staying In
bed so long that he has lost the use
of his legs."
TAG BABIES "NO ME BESE."
Campaign Inaugurated Against Pro
miscuous Kissing of Children.
The latest fad In tho nursery Is to
equip children with printed labels
bearing tho words. "No Mo Beso" ("Do
Not Kiss Me").
The tags nro the result of a Euro
pean campaign against tho promiscu
ous kissing of children. Tho wording
is in Spanish because tho Idea is said
to have originated with Queen Vic
toria of Spain.
On hygienic grounds tho queen di
rected that her three children should
not be kissed by the sundry court at
tendants who desired merely to show
New York's Marriages.
Now York's marriages decreased
0,508 In the year following the finan
cial flurry of 1007. Since then they
have gained steadily, recovering the
loss and bringing the figures higher
than those of nny year before 1007,
its destination, a well known and "hon
orable" merchant, without a word. In
another case tho young son of a cer
tain prince was kidnaped and a sum
of 100.000 francs was demanded for
his return. The prluco Immediately
sent tho money without breathing n
syllable to n single soul about the In
cident, which only became known to
tho police some time later from a dis
covery of tho letters of negotiation.
Rivals of the 'Mafia.
Much more farreachlng and almost
as terrible Is the Camorra, an organiz
ed band of assassins who Infest Tur
key and stretch their fearful tentnclcs
over almost the whole of the Levant.
This society had its origin In the for
mer kingdom of Naples, where it plun
dered and terrorized the country, prac
ticed wholesale smuggling and under
took for a suitable reward to commit
any crime from murder to arson.
Candidates for membership swore
upon nn iron crucifix a fearful oath of
fidelity and secrecy and only after a
long period of training nnd probation
received the two knives of peculiar
form by which the Cnmorrlstl recog
nized one nnother.
In Turkey, where tho Camorrn Is
particularly active nt present. Incen
diarism is Its chief occupation. It is
said that three fires out of every four
In Constantinople are the work of the
Camorra, whoso method is to remove
all valuables from the chosen house or
shop, saturate the walls and floors
with petroleum and set fire to It. The
agent who refuses to pay the insurance
money Is promptly assassinated.
Other Dreaded Societies.
But tho services of the Camorra arc
available to any who are willing to
pay heavily enough for them, from a
jealous wife who wishes to get rid of
a fair rival to tho tradesman who can
not collect his debts. If threats fail
a stab In the dark Invariably settles
tho business satisfactorily. Like the
Mafia, the Camorra draws its members
from all classes, from the worklugmau
to the man of rank and fashion, and
any disloyalty means death to tho rec
Among many othpr secret societies
in Europe the Carbonari, In Italy; tho
Nihilists, In Russia the Ilctrilra has
had princes and even kings nmong Its
members. The Czar Alexander I. owed
allegiance to the Hotalra, and Napo
leon III. was throughout his reign sub
missive to the grand master of the
Carbonari whom he joined as a young
man. The Grand Duke Nicholas Con
stantlnovitch, who was exiled to Si
beria for stealing his mother's jewels,
was a member of the Nihilist society
and had for a wife n Nihilist, daughter
of tho postmaster of Tashkend.
GREAT FLIGHT PLANNED.
French Aviator to Attempt Trip From
France to Algiers.
Tho revival of interest in aviation in
France continues to be marked.
Brague, who recently made a notable
flight from Nice to a little Island be
tween Corsica and the Italian coast,
says it wns purely experimental and
that he Intends eventually to fly from
France to Algiers, making AJacclo his
IIo declares that to succed in this
voyage an aviator must possess three
essential things a good motor, an ab
solutely accurate compass and exnet
meteorological Information, no con
siders that the superior speed of aero
planes makes the escort of fast war
vessels wholly useless unless they be
scattered at regular intervals along the
greater part of tho route.
The value of the aeroplane, says
Brague, has now been demonstrated
to be greater over sea than over terra
firma. Many experts in France be
lieve tho development of aviation de
pends chiefly upon tho problem of
dimensions, and there is a growing
opinion that n machine so vast that
air currents will have only n minimum
effect upon It may make navigation of
the atmospheric space relatively as
safe us that of tho ocean in ships of
the type of tho Mnuretanla.
Meanwhile n leading French military
organ nnnounccs with great confidence
that an infallible method of making
aeroplanes self balancing has been In
vented. MORE PEANUTS IMPORTED.
Uncle Sam Increases His Liking For
It may have been duo to tho increase
in tho number of peanut eating fans
at the baseball games or It may have
been becnuso of tho more extensive de
mands of the confectioner, but the fact
is tho Imports of peanuts to the United
States for tho year 1010 assumed un
Consul General Gaulln at Marseilles,
France, whero great quantities of pea
nuts aro raised, reports to the depart
ment of commerce and laWr that pea
nut exports to the United States for
tho year 1010 rose In value from the
comparatively Insignificant total of
$8,772 in 1000 to ?371,G0S. Largo pur
chases of peanut oil by Americans also
were recorded, and tho trade was tho
briskest in years.
Giant watermelons and muskmelons
grow in DlarbeUlr, Asiatic ' Turkey,
Some of them are as largo as a flour
barrel. They nro raised In tho beds
of rivers which are almost dry In sum
mer. Their meat is coarse and not
nearly ns sweet as that of smaller va
rieties grown elsewhere.
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WILFRED T. GRENFELL,
ITH the distinction of being the only man iu the world for
whom an association has been formed to aid him in his char
itable work the photograph of Dr. Wilfred T. Greufell is pre
sented. Because King George has made him a companion of
St. Michael and St. George Dr. Greufell could write C. M. G. after ids
M. D. if he wasn't too modest. For nineteen years lie has devoted his
life to aiding the 300,000 neglected, half starved. Illiterate, helpless inhab
itants of the iceberg coasts of Labrador, Greenland and Newfoundland.
Have you a kick coming ?
Is there anything that displeases you ?
Are you unhappy and need cheering up,?
Has any little thing gone wrong ?
Tell us your troubles. Let us help you ?
- For each of the three best kicks each week, The Citizen
will give a brand new crisp one dollar bill. Don't kick too
long. 50 words to a kick. No limit, however, to the num
ber of your kicks. You don't have to be a subscriber to be a
Open to everyone alike, men, women and children, subscribers nnd non-subscribers.
Old und young, rich and poor. Heniember two cents a word for the
three best kicks.
There must be something you don't like.
Kick about it. What good is an editor any
way except to fix up the kicks of his read
ers? Relieve your mind and get a prize!
KICK! KICK ! KICK!
A few suggested subjects at which to kick! Tho weather, of courso.
Tight fitting shoes. The high cost of living. The hobble skirt and tho
Harem trousers. High hats on week days. Suffraglsm, etc., etc., etc, The
funnier the better.
Several people have asked us it the fifty-word letters containing kicks
have to bo signed. How else will wo know to whom to award the prizes?
Whether in the event of the letter winning a prize and being published,
tho name of the kicker would appear Is another question. Undoubtedly
tho writer's wishes would be followed on that scoro.' Our Idea of the
"Kick Kontest" Includes everything except direct and offensive personali
ties. Sit right down now and dash off fifty words about anything you don't
like and want to register a kick against. It won't take you five minutes
and you may win a prize. The more original the subject tho better chance
for a prize. One dollar for less than flvo minutes work is pretty good pay.
Of course you can make your kick as short as you wish. A clever flfteen
word kick may win a prize over a full-length fifty-word one. Tho shorter
For tho best kick of ten words or less The Citizen will pay an additional
prize of one dollar. Now then, laco up your shoes and let drive!
THE NEXT MOVE. ,
An Evening With the Family That Had
"'Twcro well, Ilownrd Hammers
ley," said the beautiful young woman,
"that you make good use of what re
mains of this' evening, for this Is tho
Inst time you will over outer this
bouse, at teast while I am one of Its
Strange words were these to bo
spoken by n newly engaged girl to her
lover. There was a catch in her voice,
nnd her eyes burned with deep emo
tion, or was it his Imagination? Her
beautiful figure was clothed In richest
silk, and Jewels sparkled nt her throat.
But this merely served to bring out
in more startling contrnst the barren
ness of tho room. Tho floor was tin
carpeted, tho walls were destitute of
pictures, the only nrtlclo of furniture
was an old fashioned davenport, upon
which she half reclined among soft
pillows. A meager setting this for so
rare a gem. She wore tho appearance
of one used to more luxurious sur
roundings. The young man seemed taken nback
by her words. lie toyed with his
wntch chain nnd nervously fingered
and turned tho one ring he wore. Si
lently the moments glided by. but no
clock was there to mark their flight.
Suddenly from the next room enmo a
mullled sound, followed by a blood
Tho young man started violently,
nnd the girl half rose, but. restraining
herself, sank back to her former po
sition. She seemed waiting for him
to break the silence.
At Inst he rose from the packing
case upon which he sat and swiftly
crossed the room to a place on the
davenport by her side. Ills arms open
ed to receive her and. without resist
ance, bhe sank into them.
"Ah. yes, Adelaide." lie murmured
in a deep voice. "You are right I
should make good use of my time.
Well do I know that tomorrow- you
move to a different part of the town.
But I shall bo at the new place to
morrow evening nt half after S."
"Yes, yes," sho answered. "Do so.
But now, if you'll excuse mo a mo
ment, I'll see what's wrong with fa
ther. IIo must have hurt his hand
pulling tacks." Walter G. Doty- in
"Great Caesar! Is that you. Glub
bins? I haven't thought of you for
"Some day, Mrs. Peters, I'll return
your call. I want to see what kind
of furniture you have." "
"A front view picture of you, Miss
Miriam, looks much better than a pro
file. It doesn't show tho shape of your
"Itlvers, you ought to take a vaca
tion; you're doing some awfully punk
work on the paper these days."
"Must you go, Mr. Llngerlong? It's
only 10 o'clock. 1 thought It was 12!"
"There's one good thing about your
dinners, Mrs. Jipes the table Is al
ways neatly set"
"I was telling Mr. Smidgin the other
day. Mrs. Bumpley, that you'd want
to borrow this book tho first time you
"So glad to have met you, Mrs. Bat
terson or is your name BonserV"
W. 15. HOLMES, President.
A. T. SEARLE, Vice Pres.
We want you to understand the reasons for tho ABSOLUTE SECURITY
of this Bank.
WAYNE COUNTY SAVINGS BANK
HAS A CAPITAL OF - - - $100,000.00
AND SURPLUS AND PROFITS OP - 427,&i2.00
MAKING ALTOGETHER - - 527.342.00
EVERY D'OLLAR ol which must be lost before any depositor can lose a PENNY
It has conducted a growing and successful business for over US years, serving
an increasing number of customers with fldeelity and satisfaction.
Its caeh funds are jrotected by MODERN STEEL VAULTS.
All of these things, coupled with conservative management, insured
by the UAKKl'UL PERSONAL ATTENTION constantly el ten the
Hunk's affairs by a notably able Hoard of Directors assures the patrons
of that SUPKKME SAFETY which is the prime essential of a good
DECEMBER 1, 1910
JST DEPOSITS MAY
W F. SUYDAM.
W, li. HOLMES
A. T. SEAKLE
T. II. OLAitK
VIA ERIE RAILROAD
Points in West, Northwest and Southwest
TICKETS ON SALE DAILY.
MARCH 10 to APRIL 10, 191U&"
. ATTORNEY A COtWSEI.OK-AT-LAW.
Olllco adjacent to Post Olllce hi Dlmmlok
olllce, Honesdale, Pa.
WM. II. LEE,
ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR-AT-L AW.
Olllce over post olllce. All legul business
promptly attended to. Honesdale, Pa,
1 O. MUMFOKD,
li. ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR-AT-L AW
Olllce Liberty llnll building, opposite the
Post Olllce. Honpsdulc. l'n.
ATTORNEY A COUN8ELOR-AT-LAW
Olllce over Helt's store, Honesdale Pa,
nllAHLES A. McCAKTY,
U ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR- VT-LAW.
Special nnd prompt attention Riven to the
collection of claims. Olllce over Keif's new
store. Honesdale. l'a.
ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR-AT-L AW
Olllce over the Dost olllce Honesdale. Pa.
. ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR-AT-L AW
Oflice in the Court House, Honesdale
pETEH 11. ILOFF,
JL ATTORNEY 4 COUNSELOU-AT-LAW.
OIHre Second floor old Savings Brnk
building. Honesdale. Pa.
EAltLE & SALMON,
ATTORNEYS & COUNSELORS-AT-LAW
Olllces lntelv occupied by Judge Senrle
flllESTEK A. GAKRATT,:
J ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR-AT-L AW.
Olllce adjacent to Post Olllce. Honesdale, P
TR. E. T. BHOWS,
Olllce First Hour, old Savings Jtaiik build
inn. Honesdale. Pa.
DIl. C. 1. BRADY,
DENTIST, HONESDALE, PA.
Ofpick Homts-8 a. in. to (i p. in.
Any cvennm by appointment .
Citizens' phone. 33. Residence. No. bO-X
PB. PETERSON, M. D.
. 1120 MAIN STREET, HONESDALE, PA.
Eye and JCiir a specialty. The fitting of glass
es given curcful attention.
LIVERY. 1' red. G. Ricknrd has re
moved his livery establishment from
corner Church street to Whitney's Stone
PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
. FIRST CLASS OUTFITS. 75yl
MRS. C. M. BONESTEEL,
OLEN EYRE, TIKE CO., PA.,
iiua Certified Nurse.'P. S.N.
Telephone Glen Kyre. 17mol
Trains icavo Union depot at 8.26
a. m and 2.48 p. m., week days.
Trains arrive Union depot at 1.150
and 8.05 p. m. week days.
Saturday only, Erie nnd Wyoming
arrives at 3.45 p. m. and leaves at
5. DO p. m.
Sunday trains leve 2.48 and ar
rive at 7.02.
fl. S. SALMON, Cashier
W. J. WARD, Ass't Cashiee
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