The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, May 05, 1911, Image 4
THH CITIZEN, Fit I DAY, MAY 5, 1011. I T JEECIE OITIZZEHLsT Semi-Weekly Founded 1008 Weekly Founded 1811. PUBMHHRD WKIWEBDAYB AND FRIDAYS BY HIE CITIZEN rUBLISHINB IK. Kntprpil na secoiul-clnss matter, nt the imstnlMce. Honcsdnle. Pa. K. B.HAKDKNllKItOH. It. IT. WITIIKKIIKE. -J.M.SMK1.TZKU 1MIKSIDKNT MANAGING KOITOlt ASSOCIATE KDITOH DIBKCTOHS: c.H.noHruNOFii. M.n.ALi.EN.ir.wasoN.n. n. ii AnnKSBcnmi. w. w. wood Our friends who favor us with contributions, and desire to have the same returned, should in every ease enclose stamps for that purjtose. THItMS : ONE YEAIt, $l.-"0 TllltKi: MONTHS, - 38c. SIX MONTHS, - .71 -. ONE MONTH, - 13c. Remit by Express Money Order. Urnft. Post Office Order or le istered lrttci. Address all c uninlililiutlons to 'I lie Citizen. .So. WJMuIn fctltet. Honesdnle. I'll. All notlees of shows, or other entertainments held for the purpose of making money or any Items that contain advei tlini; matte will only bo admitted to this paper on payment of recti ar advertisitii: rates. Not lee of entertainments for the benefit of elmrches or tor charitable purposes where a fee Is charted, will bepii dWied nt half rates. Cauls ol thanks, memorial poetiyand resolutions of respect will also be charted for at the rate of a cent u word. The policy of the The Citizen is to print the local news tn an interesting manner, w nvwmumc i mm u, m, 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 the welfare of the county. FltlDAY, MAY 5, 1011. The student who Is suing a university for $100, 000 for being expelled shows that he has learned something. ooo That JG.000,000 lire at Bangor was started by a half penny cigarette, dropped during a poker game. The reward of wickedness, what? 0 0 0 Massachusetts boasts a man who can eat sixty boiled eggs, one hundred oysters and thirteen lohsters at a sitting. ' He's not a man, he's a marvel. 0 0 0 America Is the only Important country not rep resented officially at the Hygiene Exhibit at Dresden. Horrible, horrible! Why, even China has erected a pavilion. 0 0 o George 1J. McClellan, former Mayor of New York, visited the famous Camorra trial at Vlterbo. Must have reminded him of certain periods of his own term of office. 0 0 o The steamer President Lincoln from Germany brought as its queerest passenger an Australian ani ml called tho "Cantchlll." Mehbo not In Australia, but it has yet to become acquainted with our beautiful spring weather. 0 0 0 That minister who resigned his St. Louis pulpit to accept a call to- Detroit in order to see a better brand of baseball, maybe kind of fanciful, but he surely Is right there as a fan. A A A HOOKS AS INVESTMENTS. "As the Hoe book sale continues it becomes daily more and more evident that the collector of this won derful library had a keen sense of values," says the N. Y. Times, "and that his acquisitions were made with a discrimination the accuracy of which is recog nized by all the American and European bibliophiles. Jn other words, book collecting with Mr. Hoe was not a mere fad, and it was not a personal fancy but en lightened taste that he gratified as ho added treasure to treasure until he had what was admittedly the best library of Its kind In the world. To be sure, not all of us can see why somo of his books fetch the prices they do, but to other people the mystery is no mystery at all. Presumably Mr. Hoe bought without a thought of selling again at a prollt. He bought the books ho wanted, and It Is only incidentally that the books he wanted Increased in value as the years went on, and were therefore a wise investment as well as a delight to their owner. Had the same amount of money been devoted by him to the building of a house that ex emplified his ideas as thoroughly as this library did his judgment, the chances are that the highest bid now made for It would be less thnn half the csot, and had a like expenditure been made in laying out a country place, probably tho auctioneer's hammer would record a loss of seven-eighths, if not more. Whether or not the prices paid for Mr. Hoe's books are "absurd" is a question, to be answered some or many years from now. Tho only reason for calling them so seems to be that they are much higher than the prices commanded by the same books at previous sales. That argument would have convicted Mr. Hoe himself of extravagance and folly, since ho frequently paid huge advances over prices realized before, and yet, as events have turned out, some of the greatest of them were his best bargains. Tho present buyers may have the same good fortune, and then the ac cusation of absurdity will no longer be made against them." We agree that books good books are good in vestments not only from the viewpoint of a possible monetary increase in the future, but because of their present value merely as literature. But by good books we do not mean the best sellers, although once in a while a good book does creep Into that category. By good books we mean the works of the standard authors of all nationalities. These hooks can be bought cheaply, cloth or paper cover if need be and tho mental delight as regards the pure reading matter is Just as great and generally a whole lot easier to read than in the original itseir. A Shakespeare play in a paper cover will give as much pleasure as far as the words and the thoughts aro concerned as tho same play under a $10,000 bind ing. Not that we wish to detract from the value of tho expensive volume. They are nice things to have If one can afford them. But they're not to bo read thoy're to be looked at. And It is safe to say that when Mr. Morgan or Mr. Quarltet, or Mr. Hill or Mr. Smith want to READ any of the works of the- famous authors whoso books are bringing these amazing prices, they take down an edition that can be bought for a moderate price. Put your money In books good books. Tho mental Interest will be compounded every time you read a chapter. 0 0 0 According to tho statistics there are about 10,000 lawyers in Now York. Of this number it is estimated that 10 per cent, make fortunes, 20 per cent, make a competence, 30 per cent, a decent living, and 40 per cent, cannot make both ends meet. One thousand dollars Is set as the average income of tho non-corporation lawyer. Probably that 40 per cent, couldn't make both ends meet In any other business either. Hetty Green Is surely growing old. She hasn't collected her St. Louis rent for half a year. 0 0 0 - THE CITY IX TUOUIILH. In these days, when the Ilrst thought of so many of our cities, as well as of not n few of our people, is to ask somebody to give them anything they want, it Is distinctly pleasant to, hear thnt the Mayor of Ban gor, while grateful for the offers of help that have come to him so promptly, announces In behnlf of his felloxy-townsmcn that they prefer to rely on their own resources. As he puts it, "I believe we can take care of our unfortunate citizens without outside assistance, and no aid will bo accepted until It is found to be ab solutely necessary." The towns that have made the offers may find in this announcement a certain ungraciousness, but they should remember, and probably will, that in the cir cumstances tho Mayor could not be expected to search long for s save phrases In which to veil his refusal. The refusal, too, Is conditional Bangor will accept gifts If its own means of relief prove to be inadequate for taking care of its homeless people. That Is exact ly what a city should do when a disaster has como upon it, though fully realizing, of course, that, if "absolutely necessary," assistance can be accepted without the slightest loss of dignity. Indeed, the necessity need not be quite absolute to render acceptance of aid permissible, for It Is prac tlcally disadvantageous for tho country at large that any of the cities should fall too deeply into trouble or be too long In recovering from a calamity. It is, there fore, something like a right as well as a privilege for all of them to hasten the return to prosperity of one, and the self-respect of the one need not suffer when It only takes what it would have been glad to give had tho relation between Itself and any of its bene factors been reversed. Still, it is admirable to prefer self-help to outside assistance, no matter how freely the latter may be offered. Municipalities as well as individuals can be pauperized, and some of them have come to think much less than the "absolutely necessary" a sufficient excuse not only for taking alms but for asking them. There is a golden mean in this thing, as in most oth ers. Perhaps the Mayor of Bangor did not quite hit iti but at any rate the miss was on the safe, not the dangerous side. New York Times. 0 0 0 YOUR OPPORTUNITY. OUC TAKES OATH .What Position Do You Want? You Can Take Your Pick If You Win The Citi zen's Scholarship Contest. Banking Assayer Teacher Chemist Navigation Bookkeeper Toohnaking Metallurgist Architecture Coal Mining Stenographer Gas Engineer " . 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So far his course lias been far above criticism and his former opponents and de tractors are forced to concede thnt, if the tlrnt four months of Governor Toner's term may bo taken as an earnest of what he means to do while In the chair, Pennsylvania wns most fortunate in choosing Mr. Ten or over his competitors. About 1,600 bills will bo the measure of tho needs of this state as Indicated by the labors of the Leg islature. Less than 100 have be come laws, and less than half of the whole number offeied ran get through. Nineteen dnys are left to get anything through and tiie ap propriation bills have the right of way from now on. Necessarily many pets are marked for slaughter. Judges' Assignments. Among the bills signed by the Governor this week was one provid ing for the assignment of Judges to hold court in districts other than their own. It Is provided that judges whose time Is not entirely occupied with Judicial work in their own districts shnll certify to tho Prothonotary of tho Supreme Court as to the time they can devote to holding court elsewhere, and Judges who need assistance shall also file with that official information as to their needs. Visiting judges are to be allowed twenty dollars a day and car fare, in addition to their regular annual salary. Judges needing help may designate who they wish In tho assignment, but If that judge is busy, the Prothonotary may desig nate another judge to serve. Penrose Head. Senator Penrose succeeds Senator Aldrlch as the head of tho Finance Committee, one of the most Import ant in that dignified and responsible body known as tho U. S. Senate. In accepting this he was obliged to relinquish the Chairmanship on Post offices and Post roads, a position which he was especially iltted for and which he has ably filled for some years. As the senior Senator from the banner Republican state in the Union, the head of a thoroughly or ganized party in his home state, by education and training a scholar and statesman, Senator Penrose has easily won his way to the front ranks of the Republican party and Is a national figure. His services to tho state and to the nation en title him to far greater recognition than he has yet received, and he would undoubtedly be chosen to be his party's nominee for President, were it not for the fact that such honor seems to be regularly denied to a Pennsylvanian. Senator Pen rose has enjoyed the confidence of all the Republican Presidents since entering the Senate, and is always called into conference for advice and counsel when national affairs are discussed. As chairman of the Fi nance committee he will bo regard ed as the leader of the Republican party in the U. S. Senate, occupying a position second only to the Presi dency. Pennsylvania has just cause to bo proud of him. N. E. HAUSE. 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"Stomach trouble had bothered me a long time, and though I doctored and used several remedies there was no cure given me until I used Ml-O-NA. I used to feel weak, bloodless and depressed, but MI-O-NA built up my health and made me strong." Mrs. J. Newton, .Bellevue, Mich. $100 REWARD, $100. Tho readers of thlB paper will be 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 Cntarrh Cure is taken Internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the System, thereby destroying the foundation of the disease, and giving the patient strength by building up the consti tution and assisting nature in dplng its work. Tho proprietors have so, much faith in its curative powers that they offor One Hundred Dollars for any case that it fails to cure. Send for list of testimonials. Address F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. Sold by all Druggists, 75c. Take Hall's Family Pills for constipation. T1IH IRISH EXODUS. It Is tho same old story repeated ngain the samo old pathetic tale of a steadily decaying nation from which tho life-blood is being drained day after day, year after year and generation after generation. In other and plainer words, It is the sad and discouraging story of the iuterininnhlo Irish exodus, to which the lines of the poet, "Men may come and men may go, but I go on forever," may very nptiy apply. We know nothing in tho literature of statistics nothing within the scope of periodic official reports that appeals to our sympathies more than tho annual statement of tho registrar general for Ireland, of which the gradual depopulation of the country Is the over-paramount tcature. It is saddening reading, In deed saddening, discouraging, and, .n a sense, humiliating. In cold fig ures that need no word-painting to 'no ke the more clear their terrible ignlficance It tells how for fifty .on and weary years the Irish peo ple have been deserting the land of their birth to seek in other lands that opportunity for a livelihood denied them In their own. Day after day within that half century's round "Westward!" has been the slogan of the Irish race, and year after year thousands have left the spreading plains and verdant valleys of Erin to sail in the track of that setting sun which their pagan ancestors worshiped in the days before St. Patrick taught the Christian faith to king and bard, to chief and gal lowglass. The latest report of the Irish reg istrar general, just laid before par liament, has, if anything, even more of pathetic interest than those re ports preceding it in recent years. It is more retrospective and tells its tale of wholesale expatriation with even more brutal frankness than usual. In the olden days, when famine had wellnlgh decimated the land and the "coffin ships" of trans atlantic lines bore their wretched freight across the seas, the London Times, gloating over the terrible picture of a rapidly decaying nation, used the' expression, "The Irish are going with a vengeance." Though brutal, this was true then, and, un fortunately, it Is almost as true now. The Irish are going with a venge ance; and the island which once boasted a population of 10,000,000 has now little more than a third of that population to her credit. But here is an epitome of the registrar general's report which needs no comment, for the figures given tell their own sad and humili ating tale. During the year 1910 the total number of emigrants from Ireland was 32,92:'., showing an in crease of 3,083 over the number in 1909. Of those who emigrated, 18,- 113 were males and 14,810 were fe males. Of the males 17,737 and of ! the females 14,720, were natives of i Ireland, tho total number of such emigrants amounting to 32,457, i equivalent at a rate of 7.4 per thousand of the population of Ire land, estimated to tho middle of '1910, and showing an increase of '3781 as compared with 1909. The returns, as collected and pub lished show that the total number of emigrants natives of Ireland- who ! left Irish ports from tho 1st of May, 1 1851, (when the collection of these I returns commenced), to the end of December, 1910, amounts In the ag gregate to 4,187,443, the number of i males being 2,175,041 and of females 2,011,802. I It would appear that the largest number of emigrants for any year of the period 1852-1910 was 190. 322, in tho year 1852, this number representing at rate of 30.0 per 100 of the population of Ireland, estimat ed in the middle of tho year; and that the lowest number was 23, 295 (or 5.3 per 1000 estimated pop ulation), In the year 1908. Between the figures for 1852 and 190S the six highest numbers were 173,148 in 1853, affording a rate of 27.9 per 1000; 140,555, or 3.1 per 1000, in 1854; 117,223 in 18G3, with a rate of 20.5 per 1000, in 1854; 117,229 in 1803, with a rate of 20.5 per 1000; 114,109 in 18C4, representing 20.2 per 1000 of the estimated pop ulation; 108,724 in 1883, the rate per 1000 of the population being 21. G, and 101,497 in 18G5, or 18.1 per 1000 of the population; and the six lowest between the extremes re ferred to were 28,070 (equivalent to G.G per 1000 of the population) In 1909; 30.G7G equivalent to 7.0 per 1000 of the population, in 1905; 32, 241 in 1898, the rate per 1000 of the estimated population being 7.1; 32, 457 (or 7.4 per 1000) in 1910; 32, 535 (or 7.2 per 1000) in 1897, and 35,344 in 190G, representing a rate of 8.1 per 1000 of the estimated population. These figures are certainly ap palling, yet, strange to say, that so far as they relate to 1910 they con tain the germ of a scintilla of hope for tho future, for the number of emigrants in the year 1910 is below the average for any of the decennial periods for which records are avail able. In the ten years, 1900-1809, the average was 35,880; In tho ten years, 1890-1809, the average num ber of emigrants was 44,955; in the ten years, 1880-1889, tho annual average was 89,491; in the ten years, 1870-1879, tho average number was 60,327, and In the ten-yearly period. - EDITOR'S CORNER - We act a lot of fun out of thin column. It'e wp.nl you to enjoy it alio. 1'rimarilu it run for pour amusement. If anything appears here which otfcmlt you In any way whatsoever, drop in a postal or 'phone us to thnt effect, A n apol ogy will apjcur in the next issue of the paper. That's fair, isn't it t We have no wish to hurt anybody's feelings. All we want to do is to brighten one moment of your day; and it but one single, item brings a smile, wc shall feel it was not written tn vain. Rowland (Jots Another Vote. While George Ross still lends in the Smile Club Presidential cam paign with a total of 12 votes, the friends of another candidate have started to get him the coveted hon or. Harold Rowland jumps Bmlle into the lead of Honesdale candi dates with another vote (making a i rand total of 4. The other candi dates remain the same. There will be no regular bal lot for Vice President hereafter. The two names which receive tho greatest number of votes for President will be awarded the handsome gold and silver medals with which Tho Citizen i wishes to decorate the two most pop ular persons In Wayne county. Now, then, it's up to you to voto for the person who is, in your opinion, the best liked in tho county. Tho 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 Lesher, Nobletown . . 4 A. W. Larrabee, Starrucca ... 4 H. G. Rowland, Honesdale. . .4 .1. A. Bodle, Jr., Honesdale ... 3 R. W. Murphy, Hawley 3 We have received a great letter from a Hawleylto on "Husbands." It will be a special feature of the next issue. Look for it. 18G0-18G9, it was 85,900. The aver age for eight years, 1852 to 1859, was 11,842. This perpetual draining of tho life blood of the country this suicide of a race must cease. The remedy lies largely, if not entirely, with the Irish people, and to them, in kindli ness and sympathy, The Nortli American would say Stay at home, young men and young women of Erin. Give to your motherland the tribute of your brain and of your brawn. Build the structure of a new nation on the glorious foundation of the old. Show the world that a country which has withstood and out lived the persecutions of centuries cannot die of more decay, and that the manhood of your race Is just as vigorous and its womanhood just as noble and self-sacrificing as in any single epoch within the history of Ireland. Ireland has had her trials and her tribulations, but as sure as sunrise follows the darkest hour of the night so sure will those trials cease and your country become, in the amplest acceptance of the his toric phrase "A Nation Once Again!" North American. "I WONDER WHY?" In youth I labored hard at school; I could repeat tho lengthy rule That told how tho cubo root is found; My boyish brain whirled round and round - -' - With all the mazes of the rule Yet never, since I wont to school, Have I a cube root yet discerned Nor used tho rule' that then 1 leara- ed I wonder why? Full oft, in hazy memory, I call to mind tho G. C. D. What was tho thing? Why was it sought? O, what prodigous, painful thought I spent on It, and how I'd fret The dodging G. C. D. to get! And still in all tho years to me Has never como a G. C. D. I wonder why? And fractions, too, I multiplied, I turned them up, or on one side. And added them, or used some trick To get tho answer right and quick. Yet since my brave diploma came. I must confess perhaps with shame I've never had to multiply A fraction when I sell or buy. I wonder why? Old Euclid, too I toiled with him; 1 tackled diagrams with vim; And cones and other things I wreck ed While various angles I'd bisect. Dots, circles, lines and flying arcs And all the cabalistic marks I've never used that far day. They do not help me draw my pay I wonder why? The algebraic mysteries Once were as plain as A, B, C's. I could stretch x's, y's and z's Across the board and then with ease Could solve, although my mind 'twould vex, The problem, showing what was x. Yet since I left the schoolhouse door I've fathomed x plus y no more I wonder why? Chicago Post. Wo print Wo print Wo print Wo print Wo print Wo print Wo print envelopes, bill heads, pamphlets, catalogues, letter heads, legal blanks, postal cards. Bregstein Bros. is tho place where you can save your money as jiow is the time. Spring styles are ready. Tho best styles of the season for Men's, Boys' and Chil dren's clothing. 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 $10H50 So come early ana see for yourself . Watch our windows and see tho bargains. A full lino of Youths' Suits from ?4 to ?10; Children's Suits from f 1.50 up to 8. Men's underwear B, N. D. Balbrlg gan Porosknlt neckwear to suit everybody. Full lino of dress shirts, collars, Knox hats and caps, also trunks, dress suit cases, hand bags, as now Is the time everybody can use a full line of Gents', Furnishing Goods. Remember the place. BREGSTEIN BROS.