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TIIE CITIZEN, KUlDAYi MAY .1, 1011.
Let Every Man's Shoulder Bo'
Put to the Wheel, j
MAKE THE COMMUNITY SHINE
'Assemble, Compare Local Advantages
and Eliminate the Disadvantages as i
Far as Practicable Treat Town as
You Would Your Own Business.
To promote successfully and solve
the problem of local development each
one must consider It as lie would his
Individual business, says W. Chum,
editor of Town Development. What
would It profit n manufacturer to
erect a modern plant, equipped with
the best up to date machinery and
producing (ho best of a needed prod
uct, If ho stored it in his warehouse
and let it k nt that?
The community has something to
Hell, vacant building lots for houses,
stores, warehouses or Industrial plants
or similar plants for rent or sale;
merchants and manufacturers to be
patronized and professional citizens to
consult and a destiny to determine.
The shelves of the local wareroomarc I
filled with the commodity called local '
advantages. Is this stock covered
with the dust of years or hidden by a
curtain of cobwebs, nnd have Its own
ers forgotten their warehouse and Itfl
In these modern days of keen civic
competition the handle of the big j
front door of thnt warehouse must be
polished Mid the dust and cobwebs
banished and the world advised of the
quality, nature and utility of these
wnros by advertising and exploiting
them as wo do in private business,
for what is true of it is equally and In
greater degree true of the communi
ty's interest, for without active co
jopcrntion neither can thrive; hence
jthe campaign of local promotion and
'development is no longer optional.
There are three essentials to mental
activity first, to interest; second, to
convince; third, to force action. Every
citizen worthy the nnme is interested,
and it is comparatively easy to con-
PUBLIC LID It A UY AT WILLIAMSPOnT, PA.,
BUILT BY THIS PEOPLE.
Courtesy of American City.
Tlnce him of the necessity for action
if supremacy is to be won, but the dlf
tlculty is reached in forcing action.
You cau hold meetings, talk things
over and agree upon what should bo
done, but the lighting volunteers are
usually few, and the majority are
prone to shift the burden of work nnd
worry to other shoulders, forgetting
that united action Is essential aud
every man's shoulder must be put to
the wheel to insure success.
Carefully assemble and compare your
local advantages. Eliminate the dis
advantages as far as practicable. Con
sider your resources, bear in mind
present development, determine the
character of development needed and
for which your locality is best adapted,
then spread the news nnd tell the
world about it. A city set on a hill
cannot bo hid, nnd your community
must not hide its light under a bushel.
AVlion in contemplative mood we are
prone to reflect upon ''piping times of
peace." but if you imagine that these
are days of peace it is because you
cannot or will uot hear the roar of bat
tle, Tho battlo is on, one of the great
est conflicts in American history that
wholesome, uplifting, good natured
conflict betweeu American communi
ties for supremacy.
It is no ordinary battle, this conflict
between American communities, for,
although contending with one another,
we are nt the same time fighting a
common enemy. It is legion, with
spies and pickets everywhere. It has
three closely allied generals, Apathy.
Lethurgy and Inaction. They are deep
ly and strongly Intrenched, thoy think,
but those trenches are only tho ruts
that so often retard, but must never
bo allowed to halt, the march of prog
ress. Under the leadership of Enthu
siasm, Energy nnd Optimism tho ene
my can be routed nnd the opposition
conquered, and when the smoke of
battle clears uway you will And that
you have achieved success and front
rank among progressive American
Tho destiny Is in your hands. Tho
responsibility is yours, and tho chal
lenge cannot bo evaded. Will you
meet It and succeed or shrink from It
to obscurity nnd falluro?
Stairs on the
ISS MAZIK KING, a ballet dancer well known in New York, proved
her endurance the other day by walking on her toes down the forty
live flights of Htntrs from the top of the Metropolitan Life building
to the street. Not once did she
feet, and after she had descended the 700 feet, making more than '000 steps, 1 "lcIr K0 nml Premium to the can
she pirouetted around the corridor on her toes just as she gracefully whirls vnsRC;r- f 110 Goods handled are of an
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around on the stage to the delight of audiences. Miss King made the first part
of the long trip rather slowly, but the last 11 ft pen flights of stairs were mado
almost on a run, and she distunced some of the newspaper men who were fol
lowing her. The picture above shows Miss King as she reached the bottom
step, the tall tower that she had descended being beside her. The small pic
ture shows the manner the dancer balanced herself on her toes during the feat
IRONCLAD RULE IN TRADE. !
Best One Is, Have No Such Rule A
Case In Point.
Of all Ironclad rules in business only
one is ill to tie up to, and that is to
have no such rules.
fifteen years ago a man wishing to
order a suit of clothes entered n cer
tain tailoring establishment nnd be
came interested In what today we call
a pinliead check.
"I admire that," he said, "but I nev
er wore anything like It before and
want my wife to see it. Cut mo a sampler-Just
an Inch square will do."
"I'm sorry, hut it is against the rules
of tho house to cut samples," said the
"What not even an inch square?"
The man walked into another tailor
shop on the same block, and for fifteen
years ho has been getting his clothes
there forty-five suits In all.
How many samples would Tailor No.
1 have given to get nn order on forty
five suits of clothes?
As it is he'll never get the chance to
hand over samples. If he were tho
last tailor In Christendom probably
this customer would prefer tho latest
styles In fig leaves uud shoestrings to
the original pinhend check.
In business the only rules that count
are made by the customer. Philadel
phia North American.
Jail For Mail Order Man.
Imprisonment in tho federal prison
at Leavenworth, Kan., for three years
nnd n fine of $1,000 is tho sentence lav
posed upon William P. Ilarrison,
wealthy head of n mall order concern,
by Judge Ilolllster in the United
States district court at Cincinnati.
IIo was found guilty of using the
malls to defraud, conviction coming
upon all seven counts of two indict
ments, alleging that he advertised and
sold through the malls a vacuum car
pet cleaner and a washing machine
neither of which would do the work
required. The trlnl lasted more than
four weeks and cost the government
thousands of dollars to bring witnesses
from all parts of the country.
Grand Forks to Have Water Filtered.
Tho now rapid sand filter which
has been in tho course of construction
since early last fall for the city or
Grand Forks, N. D., has been com
pleted, nnd official tests are now in op
eration, It is expected that tho city
will accept tho plant, and tho citizens
will again havo pure drinking water
after being without it for more than
Handsome Hand Bags.
Hnnd bags we used to call them
reticules grow In size and beauty,
nnd tho embroidery on some of them
Is lovely. Very beautiful are tbo bead
onps worked In a frame In n sort of
weaving design, which makes them
extra strong. Tbo fashion for tbeso
has developed a now industry for wo
men, whose delicate fingers make It a
very appropriate work. Japanese em
broideries, old brocades and other
stuffs are all pressed Into the service,
and every woman wants many to go
with ber different dresses and suited
to the several requirements 0f her life.
Shopping, visiting and theater bags
all have tbelr usea, Some arc studded
45 Flights of
Tips of Her Toes
even rest on the balls of her shapely
LOUISA AI.COTT MEMORIAL
The Concord Woman's Club Heads the
Orchard House, formerly the home
of Louisa M. Alcott, stands today un
occupied nnd in bad condition.
The Concord Woman's club, through
tho interest nnd generosity of oue of
its members, has been given nn op
portunity to purchase this bouse at a
reasonable figure for the purpose of
opening it to visitors nnd maintaining
it as a permanent memorial to Miss
In this house "Little Women" was
written, nnd little paintings and
sketches by Amy may still be seen
upon the woodwork in some of the
rooms. The bouse is almost unchang
ed in Its general features, but now so
desolate it Is a pathetic sight to every
one who has roved Louisa Alcott's
stories and the characters she created.
Miss Alcott's stories and characters
have given pleasure and had a great
nnd wholesome influence on almost
every girl who has lived In the last
forty years, and it is believed that
many people tho country over will be
interested to contribute toward the
preservation of this Alcott home. The
bouse nnd sufficient land about it can
be bought and put In order for $8,000.
If this sum can be raised tho bouse
will be repaired and placed in the
charge of a permanent organization,
which will maintain it ns an Alcott
memorial. The Concord Woman's
club appeals to all lovers of Miss Al
cott to help by contributions, large or
small. Contributions may bo sent to
Henry P. Smith, Jr.. Middlesex Insti
tution For Savings, Concord, Mass.
Kind Little Boy.
"Has my boy been a little defender
and been kind to dumb animals to
day?" "Yes, graudnin. I let your canary
out of the cage, and when my cat
caught it I set Towser on her."
IT GIVES THE BEST RESULTS.
I S The" s H 9TH SON I AN"!
1 . truss!
C C- J" A.
Their Inferior Goods Hurt Mer
chant and Customer,
DODGE PURE FOOD LAW.
Ingenious Canvasser Got Merchant's
Wife to Take $30 In Cheap Stuff In
Order to Get a "Fall to Pieces" Rock
While the straight out and out mall
order houses are receiving the atten
tion of merchants throughout the land,
there are dozens tof concerns, also mail
order houses, whoso operations collec
tively are perhaps more harmful to the
people and the merchants than are the
sell direct catalogue houses. These con
cerns are the premium givers which em
ploy canvassers to organize clubs for
teas nnd coffees, spices, extracts and
dozens of other articles, paying either
a cash commission or giving some pre
mium, such as sets of dishes, house
hold furniture. Jewelry and the like.
There Is scarcely a city in the land
of any size but has one or more of
these establishments, each doing con-
i Bldcrable business. Some of these
( houses pay hundreds of thousands of
I dollars a year for advertising space in
j the women's papers. The annual vol
I time of business of some of those con
cerns exceed that of Chicago's biggest
' catalogue house. Others do business
I exceeding a million dollars annually.
I The catalogues published only go Into
I the hands of agents along with saui
j pies to be used In canvassing. There
i Is not a city or hamlet where these
concerns do not transact business.
They generally work on the premium
plan a premium to the purchaser of
Inferior class. They escape tho Inves
ligation of the pure food officials bo
cause shipments are made direct to
tho consumer or to the agent who does
the distributing, and no inspector has
the audacity to take goods for analysis
that go In this mnnner to a consumer.
Various plans have been devised to
bead off the operations of these con
cerns. So far no adequate plan has
been discovered that will stand the
tests of the higher courts. Strange
to say, frequently wives of merchants
are found among the patrons of these
concerns. Not long ngo the wife of a
storekeeper purchased through one
club more than $30 worth of stuff, a
better quality of which her husband
carried in stock. Just to get n cheap
rocking chair, nnd then gave to her
neighbors a lot of soaps, extracts and
other goods she received in order to
keep It out of her husband's sight.
Funny, game, is it not? But what can
be done about it V Agricultural South
west. FOR BALD HEADS.
A Treatment That Costs Nothing if It
Wo want you to try three large bot
tles of Hexall "03" Hair Tonic on our
personal guarantee that the trial will
uot cost you a penny If it does not give
you absolute satisfaction. That's proof
of our faith in this remedy, aud it
should indisputably demonstrate that
we know what we are talking about
when we say that llexall "03" Hair
Tonic will grow hair on bald heads,
except where baldness has been of"
such long duration that the roots of
tho hair are entirely dead, the follicles
closed and grown over, and the scnlp
Remember, we are basing our state
ments upon what has already been
accomplished by the use of llexall
"03" Hair Tonic, and we have tho
right to assume that what It has done
for thousands of others It will. do for
you. In any event you cannot lose
anything by giving it a trial on our
liberal guarantee. Two sizes, ,"0c, and
$1.00. Remember, you can obtain Rex
nil Remedies In this community only
at our store The Rexall Store
A. M. LEINE.
ID "W 1
BROADWAY and 1 1th
NCW YORK CITV
.i!!'.ln I5'Vire,-V?f Point of In
ret. Half L.ock fio-n Win.vnokerV
r if0'1' Lllenco cuitine,
oiuloil b'o topbu tments, rou!tc l
crvica anil hrme! ..c iUnoLr.i.oej.
Koo.uc 51.00 per day and t;
'With p.-Wilcgo 0f Dai!
Nil.fiO par day and up
MARTIN CAU FIELD I
Designer aud Man-
ufacturer of I
Office and Works
1036 MAIN ST.
j SPENCER j
The Jeweler t
would like to see you
you are in the market
I JEWELRY, SILVER
"Guaranteed articles only sold."
j nuio a-noia ureaMatt - . SOo R
W WM.TAVLOR A SON, Ino. H
KICK THE EDITOR ! ! !
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 (Jive 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 and non-subscribers.
Old and young, rich and poor. Remember 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 course.
Tight fitting shoes. The high cost of living. The hobble skirt and the
Harem trousers. High hats on week days. Suftragism, etc., etc., etc. The
tunnler the better.
Several people have asked us If the fifty-word letters containing kicks
havo to bo signed. How else will we know to whom to award tho prizes?
Whether in the event of tho letter winning a prize and being published,
tho name of the kicker would appear is another question. Undoubtedly
the -writer's wishes would bo followed on that score. Our Idea of the
"Kick Kontest" Includes everything except direct and offensive personali
ties. Sit right down now and dash oft 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 the better chance
for a prize. One dollar for less than five minutes work Is pretty good par.
Of course you can make your kick as short as you wish. A clever fifteen
word kick may win a prize over a full-length fifty-word one. The shorter
For the best kick of ten words or less The Citizen will pay an additional
prize of one dollar. Now then, lace up your shoes and let drivel
H WILSON ,
. ATTORNEY A COUN8ELOU-AT-LAW.
Office nillnrpnt tit 1'n.l Olllr-n In lllmmlctr
ofllce, llonesrtn'e, i'a.
WM, II. LEE,
ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR-AT-LAW.
Onicepvcr post ofuce. All lecul business
promptly attended to. Ilonesdale. I'a.
li. ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR-AT-I.AW
nnln I.thnrlv Itnll htillillno imn.ll.tl.
Post Olllce. Ilonesdale, I'a.
ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR-AT-LAW
Office over Keif's store. Ilonesdale Pa.
"Uiarles a. Mccarty,
J ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR- IT-LAW
Snecinl and nronmt nttontlnn olvnti tn t.h,
collection of claims. Ollke over ltelf's ,new
store. Ilonesdale. Pa.
X1 . ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR-AT-LAW
Office over the nost olllce Ilonesdale. Pn.
. ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR-AT-LAW
Office in the Court House, Ilonesdale
PETER II. ILOKF,
X ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR-AT-LAW.
Office Second Moor 'old Savhms link
building. Hoiu'srtale. Pa.
QEARLE & SALMON,
O ATTORNEYS A COUNSELORS-AT-LAW
Offices latclv occupied by Judce Scarle
CHESTER A. GARRATT,'
ATTORNEY A COUNBELOR-AT-LAW.
Office adjacent o Post Office. Ilonesdale, P
nil. E. T. BROWN,
Office First lloor, old Savings Dank bulld
liig. Ilonesdale. Pa.
DR. C. R. BRADY,
DENTIST, HONESDALE, PA.
OKFici:IIomis-8n. in. to C p.m.
Any evening by appointment.
Citizens' phone. 33. ltesldence. No. Sr-X
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PB. PETERSON, M. D.
. 1120 MAIN STREET, HONESDALE, TA.
Eye and Uar a specialty. The fitting of glass
es given careful attention.
MRS. C. M. BONESTEEL,
GLEN EYRE, PIKE CO., I'A.,
Certified Nurse.!'. S. N.
Telephone tilen Kyrc. 17mol
LIVERY. 1' red. U. Rickard has re
moved his livery establishment from
corner Church street to Whitney's Stone
PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
FIRST CLASS OUTFITS. 75yl
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