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THE CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, JDJ1.
Semi-Weekly Founded 1008f.AVeckly Founded 1814.
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charitable purposes where a fee Is charged, will be puhll-hed ut half
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will also be charted for nt the rate of a cent a word.
The policy of the The Citizen is to print the local
news in an interesting manner, to summarize the news of the
world at large, to fight for the right as this paper sees the
right, without fear or favor to the end that it may servcthebest
interests of its readers and lite welfare of the county,
WEDNESDAY, MAY it, 11)11.
Goodness, aren't two of the Scranton papers hav
ing a lovely time?
We are undecided as to which is the worse
running a newspaper or running (?) a home.
The Pittsburg man whose mother gave him a
$200,000 estate just because he went to work can now
stop working. t
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A deaf mute who was run over by an auto can
now hnr. 'Still that seems rather a risky remedy.
Suppose if h&Jd been blind he would also be able to
see. Some newspaper correspondents are surely there
SOCIAIi CENTERS AND THE COltN CHOP.
The opportunity which the public school building
in every community offers for the free discussion of
public questions, for the giving of lectures, musical
and dramatic expression, and for recreational activi
ties has been considered at the conventions of various
organizations during the past two or three years.
But the ilrst conference called expressly for the
purpose of promoting social centers through the wid
er use and added equipment of school houses and oth
er public buildings met recently at Dallas, Tex.
Delegates were present from live states and from more
than sixty towns and rural communities.
Conditions almost as sad as those uncovered in
Adams county, O., were depicted in the descriptions
of some of the back-country neighborhoods, and on
the other hand there were such cheering statements
as that given by Colonel It. E. Smith, president of the
Texas Good Roads Association, who had been instru
mental in opening the lirst social center In Texas:
"I want to say to you that my ideas of farming
have almost been revolutionized. Not long ago a
good renter was hard to find. It seems entirely differ
ent now. Perhaps the fact that I have taken more
interest in my renters become' acquainted with them
on the, common ground of a social center makes
them like me better, makes me like them better and
consequently make us both do better. People meeting
together causes them to understand each other; the
young people are fired with ambition and if this goes
on, better corn will be raised over Texas than there
ever was before." Edward J. Ward in The Survey.
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KiwtrmsEs or the iiAW.
Gov. Wilson's public utility law went into effect
at midnight Sunday amid tremendous applause from
all except those to whom, the law applies. Begin
ning yesterday officials and politicians great and small
must pay their fares or walk. Nor Is this all that Is
accomplished by this great reform. The Pennsylvania
Railway issues notice that all reduced rates in New
Jersey are annulled by the law forbidding discrimina
tion. Even clergymen and others accustomed to ex
pect assistance from the railways must pay just like
politicians, and at tills early date it is impossible to
tell where the good work will stop. It includes trol
leys as well as steam roads, and for all that anybody
can tell It may be an Influence worth reckoning In as
suring the solvency of corporations whose bankruptcy
would cause delight among progressives.
Needless to say, nobody expected such a result, or
wanted it. The gloom throughout New Jersey is gen
eral, except of course among thoso who looked out
for themselves when they passed this statute, so much
like countless others. When Governor Wilson's tame
Legislature passed his law the members excepted
thmselves from Its operation, and on the day that the
law directed against everybody else went into effect
the railways sent to the Secretary of State transpor
tation for 233 honorables. Stockholders may not ride
free over the railways which are their own property,
but the makers of the laws may ride for nothing, even
though legislating adversely to the interests of the
railways, and compelling them to give something for
nothing, although they are the greatest single tax
paying interest. There may be walling among those
outside the breastworks, but the railways at the same
time that they slammed the gates In the face of every
body elso answered sotisfactorily the first question
asked by each lawmaker after reading the election re
turns " When do I get my pass?"
Nothing could exceed the surprise with which
the railways learned that the anti-trust laws applied
to them, unless indeed It was the amazement with
which the labor unions learned the same thing. The
labor unions promtply began an agitation for an
amendment that the anti-trust law should apply only
to capitalist corporations, and should not forbid boy
cotting and other conspiracies by thoso organizations
for human betterment not organized for profit. The
railways recognized that they could not hope for any
loosening of the laws again them, and they took their
ferocious revenge. They ceased issuing Intor-Stato
passes, and collected fares, even from United States
officials. Uncle Sam was as much surprised as any
body In Now Jersey, and words could not express the
agony of those who had been accustomed to charge
mileage, arid ride on "transportation." The farmers
were amazed to find that harvest hands could not rldo
at reduced rates, and that wages were Increased by so
much. Commercial travelers wero as disgusted as
Uncle Sam when lie found his soldiers' fares raised.
When the various orders of railway brotherhoods
found that the law meant them there was a flood of
bills Introduced putting the matter right.
It Is a pity that It is impossible to call the roll
of all of those aggrieved by recent legislation. If
thero were not a serious side to It it would bo amus
ing beyond expression to note the ninazement of one
dabs of the community after another to find tlint
the laws of the country apjily to them. It is long
since the enacted laws have been, or were meant to
be, universal rules of conduct. State and Federal
statutes alike have been designed to be class legisla
tion, that Is, legislation enacted by minorities for
their interests rather than for the universal Interests.
The laws from which the community are suffering,
and the corporations reaping unexpected benefits, are
not. the exprsslon of the considered will of the ma
jority, or of the Intelligent minority. The laws which
(lout the general Intelligence of business men are
based on a desire to please the organized minority with
special Interests to serve. It Is well that rebates and
passes have been stopped. It is even well that the
legislators of New Jersey, as of some other States,
excepted themselves from the operation of the general
rule, in the manner mentioned, for this exposes the
motives of the reform to a jeering world now recogniz
ing the sort of reform which is offered to It.
There Is no suggestion that a law should bo
judged solely by the motives of Its onnctment. A good
law may alive a bad motive, and a law with a bad mo
tive may have a good effect, as in the case of much
recent legislation. But it is not reassuring when a
statute does good by accident, or contrary to design,
and when the good which it does is sought to be an
nulled by those amazed to find that the law operates
against them. How many of our reform laws should
we have got If every man affected by them had ap
preciated that the laws included him? We have had
enough of laws designed to apply to other people. We
need laws to apply to everybody, and when the laws
begin to make exceptions they suggest that they are
not passed in the Interest of everybody, and therefore
are of doubtful merit. Gov. Wilson perceives, like
many with the reform spirit that our recent laws are
"making business impossible." Much as we may need
reform we cannot afford this sort of reform. Only
those laws are useful which express the spirit and mor
ality of the community. Laws are harmful equally
whether they are too millennial or too bad for en
forcement. We have had too many of the latter class,
even if sometimes they have been enacted from mo
tives of the other class. Of contentious statutes we
have had an excess. New York Times.
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What Position Do
Take Your Pick
You Want? You Can
If You Win The Citi-
R. R. Constructing
Ocean and Lake Pilot
Surveying and Mapping
Heating and Ventilation
Heavy Electric Traction
Contracting and Building
Civil Service Examinations
Electric Machine Designer
Lettering and Sign Painting
Plumbing and Steam Fitting
SVOLlMll THE IxAUDEH TO SUCCESS.
NO STRIKERS OUT
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lie leferred in a humorous vein to
the hundreds of candidates who will
go up and down the hills and valleys
of Wayne county t'lls Fall to win
voles. Ho spoko with pardonable
pride ot how Big Six otherwise
known as "Christy" Mathewson, got
his base ball training here, and of
how "Sherry" bids fair to become a
star. His optimistic address was
greeted with deafening outbursts of
Harry T. Madden, Scranton, the
man with the big voice, who is all
the time singing the praisea of his
birthplace In dear old Wayne, pang a
Sam Wilson and Robert Rlc'i, the
black face comedians, from New
York, on Keith and Proctoi's . Ircuit,
put the finishing touches ci the
evening's tun with their blm 1; face
It was long after eleven o'clock be
fore the show, which was given un
der the personal direction of Mana
ger Benjamin II. Dittrich, with John
Carroll as stage manager, and Jos.
A. Bodle, Jr., as musical director,
came to a close.
After the play was over, the base
ball team entertained the partici
pants and invited guests at a sump
tuous spread In Heumann's restaur
ant. Manager Leon Ross took the
occasion to express his appreciation
of the splendid work done by all who
took part in making the minstrels
such a great social and financial suc
cess. The base ball season may now be
considered as officially opened, and It
will be only a few weeks before the
sporting editor of The Citizen will be
writing first-page stories running
something like .this: "Hessling
Pitches Shut-Out Game!" "Carbon
dale Defeated In Great Ten-Inning
Contest!" "Scranton's Pitcher Knock
ed Out Of The Box!"
THE POULTRY YARD.
Good, clean runs are a delight to
Turkey eggs set this month should
give good salable carcasses for
Leave it to the old hen to pick
out the best nest to lay in'. She
can do it better than you can.
Two sprinklings a week with
kerosene oil should keep the house
free from insect pests. But be
Get the screens over the windows
now, so that Intruders will not dis
turb your favorites while they are
asleep at night.
Are you troubled witli crows
about your chicken yards? Cover
the pens with wire netting. That
will fool the thieves.
0erfeeding must be avoided, as
must nlso underfeeding. Either ex
treme will stunt the growth of the
Cnn't expect to succeed with
broody hens, Incubators and little
chicks, these days, unless we stay
close at home to meet all emergen
cies. Feed very little soft feed and
you will raise more chicks. If you
must feed soft stuff don't throw it
upon the ground. Feed it in a small
trough or on a clean board.
In heavy-soil localities, gapes are
apt to attack young chicks, especial
ly when quartered on damp, heavy
ground. In light, sandy soils this
disease is practically unknown.
Look suspiciously at eggs that
have been laid in a stolen nest.
They may be all right, but test them
carefully, lest you lead some one
who buys them to say things that
will make your ears burn.
II e tlit a hi of tun nut of this column, We
uwif you to enjoy it alto. Primarily it it run
tut your amusement. If anything appears here
which otfemls you in any vuu whatsoever, drop
us a mstal or 'phone us to that effect. A n apoU
!W u'lil appear in the next issue of the paper.
That's fair, isn't it 1
We have no Irish to hurt anybody's feelings.
All we want to ilo is to brighten one moment ot
your day; and it but one. slnule item brings a
smile, we shall feci it teat not written tn tain.
ft. W. Alberty joins with this:
Billy Stone has a hard name but
Do you wish another member In
your Smile club? If so, take me In
on the following:
If you can see A. Cross one rod',
how far can U C. A. Hound?
(Set). Ho.ss Still in the Lend.
The many friends of the genial
commissioners' clerk seem determin
ed that ho shall win in the Popular
ity stakes. The last mail brought
In six more votes for Mr. Ross who
now has a grand total of 12.
Wo thought it would catch on and
it has. During the last week twenty
eight coupons have been sent In to
the Editor's Corner from four differ
ent towns in Wayno county and sev
en different candidates are now
launched in the campaign for Presi
dent and Vice President of the Smile
Club. Thero will bo no regular bal
lot for Vice President hereafter. The
two names which receive the greatest
number of votes for President will
bo awarded the handsomo gold and
silver medals with which The Citizen
wishes to decorate the two most pop
ular persons in Wayne county. Now,
then, It's up to you to vote for the.
person who Is, In your opinion, tho
best liked in the county.
The names of the candidates thus
far sent in follow in order of the
number of votes each has received:
George P. Ross, Honesdale. . .12
Michael J. Hanlan, Honesdale. 5
Brock Leshor. Noblotown
A. W. Larrabee, Starrucca . ,
H, G. Rowland, Honcsdale.
J. A. Bodle, Jr., Honesdale..
R. W. Murphy, Hawley
Oh where, oh where, have our dirty
Oh where, oh whero can they bo?
With tho mud axle deep, and tho
Oh where, oh whero, can they be?
The women got after the Mayor they
And nngged, and nagged, till
hair turned gray,
"Oh, darn it," quoth he, "if you'll
keep out of ray way,
I'll issue a proc' for 'clean-up day ' "
And that is the way they did It.
Wo print business cards,
Tuesday NSghtNew Floor
LADIES' RACE - open to all that have never
been in a race.
1-2 MILE - - PRIZE, PAIR $6 SKATES.
Skating and Dancing, Skating 7-30 to 10-30;
Dancing 10-30 to 12 m.
Sonners' Full Orchestra will furnish music.
Admission to all 10c.
MEN'S RACE - 2 miles, open to all that have
never been in a race. Prize, Pair $6 Skates.
ENTRIES CLOSE THURSDAY NIGHT
Winners in Friday Night's Novelty Race: First,
Fred Conley; second, Chris Keigler; third,
One Big Fool
Hut Ho Doesn't Live in IToncsdalo
Nor Head Tho Citizen.
A man in Connecticut gave a doc
tor, a specialist in catarrh, $50 to
euro him of this common yet most
The specialist gave him a bottle of
medicine and told him to use It.
Tho fool took the mediclno home,
took one dose, put it on a shelf and
made no further effort to follow in
structions. Three months later with the medi
clno still on the shelf ho told a friend
that the specialist was a fake; that
ho bad paid him $50 and still had
HYOMEI (pronounce It High-o-mo)
won't cure catarrh if you don't
breathe it; It will If you breathe It
Furthermore, you don't need to
give a catarrh specialist $ 50 to cure
you of catarrh, for the specialist is
yet to be born who can write a bet
ter prescription than HYOMEI.
G. W. Pell and druggists every
where guarantee HYOMEI to euro
catarrh or money back. A complete
outfit which consists of a bottlo of
HYOMEI, a hard rubber Inhaler and
simple Instructions for use costs only
$1.00. Separate bottles of HYOMEI
if afterwards needed cost but CO
$100 HEWAUD, 9100.
The readers of this paper will he
pleased' to learn that there is at
least one dreaded disease that
science has been able to cure in all
its stages, and that is Catarrh.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is the only posi
tive cure now known to the medi
cal fraternity. Catarrh being a
constitutional dlseaso, requires a
constitutional treatment. Hall's
Catarrh Cure Is taken internally,
acting directly upon the blood arid
mucous surfaces of the system.
thereby destroying the foundation
of the disease, and giving the patient
strength by building up tho consti
tution and assisting nature in doing
its work. The proprietors have so
much faith in its curative powers
that they offer One Hundred Dollars
for any case tnat it falls to cure.
Send for list of testimonials.
Address P. J. CHENEY & CO.,
Sold by all Druggists, 76c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for con
The Ideal Guardian
of the estates of your minor chil
dren. It has the very best facilities
for the profitable and wise invest
ment and re investment of the princi
pal and accrued income -The Scranton Trust Co.
f 5 HI Spruce Street.
is the place where you can savo your money as now is the time. Spring
styles are ready. The best styles of the season for Men's, Boys' and Chil
Remember we have 250 Men's Suits all up-to-date,
worth $15, $16, $18 and $20 we sell for
the next 10 days at
So come early una see for yourself. Watch our windows and see tho
A full line of Youths' Suits from $4 to $10; Children's Suits from
$1.50 up to $8.
Men's underwear B. N, D. Balbriggan Porosknlt neckwear to suit
everybody. Full line of dress shirts, collars, Knox hats and caps, also
trunks, dress suit cases, hand bags, as now Is the time everybody can
use n full line of Gents' FurnlshlnE Goods. Remember the place.
Examine This Manure Spreader
You will surely succeed if you use a Kemp & Burpee
Don't buy a "pig in the bag." See what you are getting before
paying your money. Every farmer is happy who owns a
Success Spreader. A John Deere Sulky Plow
and a New Way Air Cooled Gasolene Engine.
Ho will invito his neighbors to see them.
We have them on hand. Look them over whether you buy
or not. No trouble to show them.
EMERSON W. GAMMELL. Honesdale, Pa.