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FRIDAY, JUNE il, 1011.
At the auction at Allentown, Pa., the other day, a Kentucklan paid
$15,000 for a bull. That's nothing.
once paid for a small bull con.
If every time a President of the United States was Inaugurated ho
had to be kissed on the cheek by the members of the cabinet and the army
and navy officials, as King George will
an' Dukes an' sich, the only candidate
of would be the Maine Squeeze of the Perpetual War Scare Richard
Pearson Hobson.
"An' I tell you, brethren, an' slstern," says the negro philosopher,
"dat dls race suicide am shorely a terrible evil. What dls country needs
Is to imitate Brer' Rabbit an' be prophylactic."
"An the worst of It all Is," said the little girl explaining to her
playmate the arrival of a baby at her house, "that every time the stork
calls at my home an' leaves a baby, my mamma has to go an' get sick just
when we need her the most."
In a recent Issue we said, "There are six rules for a happy marriage.
The first Is, 'get a divorce as soon as possible.' The other five don't
Having given this excellent advice to the two rising young barristers,
for whose benefit the editorial was written, we naturally expected to learn
that such an easy loophole of escape had made a strong appeal to their
separate legal intellects and that they would shortly be lit subjects for
congratulations. Also wedding presents.
But no. Likewise nix. Also nuthln' diddin'. It seems as though
their thoughts ran more to Blackstone and Greenleaf than to Cupid and
Hymen. So far as we can learn, their hearts flutter no whit faster in their
respective legal bosoms; their faces brighten not at the mention of Hclolse
Van Schuyllght or Maggie McCue and they have yet to blush under the
cynical smile of the jeweler's clork.
Of course divorces cost money. Honesdale isn't Reno. But, then,
being lawyers, they could secure their own divorces and If they wanted
to be real mean qbout It make their former wives pay them counsel fees.
Still, we have hopes for each of them. And just to show them how
much easier It Is to pop the question than It Is to question the Pop, we will
offer a few rules for their guidance in the delicate art of proposing, and
being accepted. Anyone can propose and be turned down, but it takes
more than a knowledge of locus sigllum to lasso a girl with the Rope of
Gold. Therefore,
First, choose a suitable girl. By this, we do not mean a girl who is
easy to suit, certainly not; hut one who can cook, do the housework, mow
the lawn, care for the garden, make her own clothes especially hats
and do other trifling little things like that. Her spare time can be devoted
to the week's washing and Ironing and looking fresh and cool and pretty
after bending over a hot stove getting supper. Of courso no girl can be
suitable unless she has sufficient money to support her husband In the
style to which he has always been accustomed. This last is very assentlal.
And, by the way, she must bo a college graduate, beautiful, loving disposition,-
dainty flgger, clever conversationalist, know how to mix cocktails
and be less than twenty-live years old.
Having found a girl possessing each and every one of these elemental
characteristics, don't waste time In proposing. She wouldn't have you
anyway. Just kidnap her and collect the ransom.
Christopher Columbus Wilson, President of the United Wireless Com
pany, has been sentenced to three years at the Atlanta Penitentiary. As
everybody knows, Christopher Columbus Wilson, as his name Implies, was,
and Is, a discoverer. He was Captain of the bad ship, "Swludler" which
same is a maritime term for the United Wireless Company, which struck
on the rocks of the law and the U. S. Government some time ago.
Besides Captain Wilson, this ill fated barque was manned as follows:
First Mate, George H. Parker, director and western agent of the company
who will spend the next two years in a companion cell In the same peni
tentiary as his daring captain; second mate, Francis X. Butler, a legal
sailor, who as counsel for the "Swindler" steered It through the shoals and
breakers onto "Conviction Reef" where It foundered, and who will now
pay the penalty for "defective eyesight" of two years at the same prison
with his two superior olilcers; Steward, W. A. Driscol, treasurer of the
company who will enjoy the delights of the New York penitentiary for one
year, and last but not least Able Bodied Seaman W. W. Thompson, who
conducted the New York Selling Agency and who joins the Steward for
the same period In the same place.
It seems that after Christopher Columbus Wilson and his crew had
been sailing the waters of'Legltlraate Business for a short time In tlfc Unit
ed Wireless Craft, they began to discover new lands on every side.
First, they discovered the Archipelago of Lies, and forthwith they
sent out a whole passol of lying circulars as soon as they discovered the
Peninsula of the Misuse of Mails. This naturally led them to the discovery
of tho Land of Easy Money, through which they continued their explorations
and discoveries until caught, convicted and sentenced.
During their exploration of the Land of East Money, they took In ?3,
000,000 through selling what was supposed to be treasury stock, but which
was, in reality, their own personal shares. This $3,000,000 was subscrib
ed by tho dear, gentle, gullible public for the enlargement of tho plant
and operating apparatus. As far as this money went It was all right but it
didn't go far enough. Most of It was salted In the hold of the bad ship
"Swindler," and the pirates In charge divided up. Only $750,000 of tho
$3,000,000 ever got to the treasury of tho company.
Finally, to be exact, Monday last after a dramatic and spirited trial,
In which attempted bribery Is charged, Christopher Columbus Wilson and
his Jolly tars discovered America n justice. They have been taken to
their respective colls, and tho bad ship "Swindler" is no more.
May each day of their imprisonment seem llko a thousand years, es
pecially In tho case of tho lawyer Butler as an example to other legal
luminaries who make It their profitable business to find divers and devious
ways to break the law In tho Interests of tho Get-Rich-Quick Scoundrels.
"Ahoy, Atlanta!"
The Ship of State thus halls the Pen,
With flvo more swlndlors. Wish 'twere ten!
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The New York Herald paid that amount for Doctor Cook's "own"
iu inn cii win. ci tuny otin,
We remember when ?25,000 was
have to be kissed by all the Earls
for the position that we can think
A new English war essol has been christened the "Mayfly." Would
eoem more seasonable If John Bull had named It tho "Junebug."
"I'm two kinds of a Democrat," says Uovornor WlUon. "I was born
one and whan I grew up, I became convinced It wns the only thing to be."
Guess Bryr.u must represent the rest of the 57 varieties.
Woodrow Wilson, a3ked as to his Presidential candidacy, said, "It's
too far off to talk about." And as far as W. W. 13 concerned, It gets far
ther away every time he whispers.
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"I hope to end my days In peace," says Diaz. A heap sight better,
according to our foolish way of thinking, than to end them In pieces, as
he came mighty near doing.
"'Tho criminal end of the Tobacco Trust Is being studied," say the
nev reapers. Still the trust mnsnates probubly aren't doing any oertlme
worrying. That end of It generally goes up In smoke.
(Continued from Pago One.)
(for burial; a resolution prepared by
Attorney General Bell, at the re
quest of the Governor, providing for
the appointment of a commission by
the Governor to examine Into the
question of a public utilities com
mission and prepare a bill for the
next Legislature. Such a resolution
had already passed the House, but
got no farther In the upper body
than a committee. How far the
Governor will go in retaliating upon
those who were influential In throw
ing him down will be Been within the
next thirty days.
Nearly three thousand bills were
Introduced In both Houses during
the session. Of these, 191 became
laws, 26 were vetoed, and something
like 800 are In the Governor's hands
to be acted on within thirty days.
The balance either went down to
defeat or failed to get out of com
his four weeks' task and a most re
mittee. To-day the Governor begins
sponsible one it Is. Notwithstand
ing the repeated statements by the
chairmen of the appropriation com
mittees that the appropriations
should not exceed the estimated re
venues, It Is known that the Legis
lature voted away at least a mil
Ion dollars more than the State's
financial officers believe will be re
ceived, and some cutting must be
done as usual. The Governor will
have to face a considerable number
of salary-raisers, for the Legislature
voted many increases. Our old
friend, tho Capitol Park Extension
bill, is up to the Governor also, ask
ing for $200,000 as a starter, though
fifty times that amount will bo need
ed before the project Is completed.
Governor Stuart vetoed a similar bill
two years ago, on account of a lack
of revenue.
Two Important Measures.
Praise must bo given the Legisla
ture for having passed two important
constructive measures, tho Sqliool
Code and the Sproul Good Roads
bill. It Is safe to predict that the
Governor will sign tho latter, the
former having become a law. The
School Codo Is not exactly what the
Educational commission desired, but
It seemed to he the bc3t that could
be had, and it Is a big advance over
the present system or lack of it. The
Sproul bill reorganizes the State
Highway Department, and it Is gen
erally believed that E. M. Bigelow,
of Pittsburg, will be the new man
at tho head of it. Mr. Hunter, the
present Commissioner, will be re
tained as Deputy.
Other bills passed by the Legisla
ture concerning the wisdom of which
public opinion differs, are the soft
coal mine code, tho full crow bill,
the Pittsburg plan for that city and
Scranton, the Judges salary in
crease, tho Judges pension bill, the
Ferguson white slave bill, the single
medical hoard, resolution to amend
tho Constitution so as to allow a bond
Issue for good roads, bill to reim
burse George Gray Barnard, the
sculptor, In tho sum of $80,000, and
increasing the pay of Senators and
Some that fell by the wayside were
the Local Option bill, civil service re
form, pure paint bill. Fort Wash
ington park bill, soldiers' pensions,
bill to tax anthracite coal, resolu
tion permitting the people to vote
on direct election of U. S. Senators,
the excise hoard bill, tho Kline li
cense bill, employers' liability bill,
antl-vivlsectlon bill, equal taxaton
for corporations, and a number of
revenue measures, ' beside several
bills providing for the initiative and
tho referendum.
Kllno Hill.
No liquor bill of recent years has
stirred up as much comment as the
Kline bill. The main purposo of
this act was to allow tho state treas
urer to grant licenses to brewers and
distillers, to sell anywhero In the
State. The power of granting the
licenses was taken away from the
judges, and lodged In the State
Treasurer, who was given no discre
tion In tho matter. The bill, as ori
ginally drawn, passed the Senate,
whero It originated, and went
through tho House with a slight
amendment. By the time it got
back to tho Scnato considerable op
position had developed and the Sen
ate, by a small majority, refused to
concur. This left the bill ponding
for a few days, when It was sent
back to tho House, In the effort to
have that body strike off tho amend
ment, but this tho House, by a
largo majority, refused to do, thus
defeating the bill. It Is generally
conceded that its defeat was accom
plished by the Influence of the re
tailers nnd restaurant keepers, aid
ed by tho members In favor of local
Tho Supremo Court last week re
fused to disturb the finding of the
Superior Court and tho Court of
Dauphin county In tho Huston case,
ana josepn u, uuston, architect of
the new capltol will bo sentenced to
the Penitentiary for an Indeterminate
sontenco of not less than six months
or more than two years. It Is stated
that he Is very much broken In
health and that he will probably
not live out even the minimum sen
tence of six months. While there
are those who believe tie Is not guilty
of conspiracy, many are of tho opin
ion that no fraud could have been
perpetrated without his knowledge
and consent, for he Is presumed to
have Inside Information, If any one
Promise Kept.
The promise made to the people
by Edwin S. Stuart when ho was
a candidate for Governor of this
state has been kept, as his friends
knew It would be. The task was a
most unpleasant one, and a less
courageous man would have shrunk
from It, or at least side-stepped, but
It has been finished. Unfortunately,
the man who reaped the greatest
pecuniary benefit from the new Capi
tol work, escaped punishment.
One of the last acts of the Legis
lature was to pass an act appropriat
ing $80,000 for the use of George
Gray Barnard, to reimburse him for
tho expense he has Incurred in finish
ing, packing, shipping and setting
the statuary which now adorns the
front of the Capitol. There Is no
doubt of the Governor's signing this
bill as he recommended It In a mes
sage to the Legislature.
The legislature of 1011 approach
ed its dissolution with more In
temperate evidence of joy over the
termination of its official duties than
has been evident during the last de
cade. The soul of levity and of phy
sical demonstration was evidenced
when the dead files became Instru
ments of joyous interchange.
The vehemence of activity was so
forceful that early In the demonstra
tion Chief Clerk Thomas H. Garvin
was the recipient of an unintended
blow which blinded his right eye but
did not interfere with his casual con
sideration of necessary roll calls.
Tho venerable chief clerk, who Is a
masterpiece of modern political
mathematics, was quickly in consulta
tion with an oculist who dispelled
the optical Illusion with a sombre eye
patch and an inflltoration of some
soothing lotion.
In rapid' sequence came from the
senate conference reports which no
body heard or cared for. They were
accepted and endorsed with that
rapidity that always accompany the
rapid fire finish of tho closing night.
There was little compensation for
the great crowds that thronged the
senate and house chambers. The
governor's platform pledge, the pub
lic service commission bill had been
crushed and asphyxiation had over
taken the Kline proposition for the
liquor interests. Forced by the popu
lar demand for some remedial legisla
tion for cities of tho second class the
legislature felt it Incumbent to pro
duce a compromise measure.
Aside from this feature, which ap
pears to have had the active sup
port of the various Republican ele
ments, tho closing night of the legis
lature pesented llttlo of Importance.
There was tho usual storm of song,
of mock proceedings and tho intro
duction of presiding officer of mem
bers whose claims to recognition are
largely based on eleventh hour efferts
to tho admirers.
As tho result of tho defeat In the
Senate of the resolution creating a
commission to take up the public
utilities bill, Governor Toner's pet
measure will be considered by the
revenue and corporation commission,
of which Senator James P. McNlchol
Is chairman.
This became known today, when
It was learned that tho McNlchol
commission will during the next two
years take up quietly tho utilities bill
and report some sort of a measure to
the legislature of 1913.
State of Ohio, City of Toledo,
Lucas County, SS.:
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that
ho Is senior partner of the firm of
F. L. Cheney & Co., doing business
In the City of Toledo, County and
Stato aforesaid, and that said flrr
will pay the sum of ONE HUNDREL
DOLLARS for each and every case o
Catarrh that cannot be cured by the
use of Hall's Catarrh Cure.
Sworn to before mo and subscrib
ed in my presence, this Cth day of
December, A. D. 1886.
(Seal) a. W. GLEASON.
Notary Public
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken in
ternally, and acts directly on the
blood and mucous surfaces of the
system. Send for testimonials free.
Toledo, O.
Sold by atl Druggists, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for con
LIST, JUNE 10, 1011.
Smith vs. Brown.
Tollep vs. Chaplak.
Klausner vs. De Broun.
Town vs. Cortrlght.
Heurlcb vs. Sanders.
Stuck vs. Blgart.
M. J. HANLAN, Profy.
Honesdale, Pa., May 29, 1911. 43eo3
-Advertise in The Citizen.
(Continued from Page One.)
lucky to win one of the two games!
The lurid details follow:
R. H. O. A. E.
Hnwloy, ss 1 1 o 2 2
Dooley, cf . 0 1 2 0 0
Payton, If 0 1 3 0 0
Loftus, 2b 0 0 0 1 1
Jackson, lb 0 0 8 0 0
McDonald, rf 0 0 0 0 0
Coollcan, 3b 0 0 1 2 1
Moran, e 1 0 5 1 1
Knox, p 0 0 1 2 0
2 3 20 8 5
R. H. O. A. E.
Mangan, lb 1 1 8 1 0
Brader, ss 0 1 1 2 0
Hatler, cf 0 0 0 0 1
Sandercock, c 0 0 9 2 1
W. Polt, 2b 0 0 0 1 0
Dudley, If 0 0 1 0 1
Schilling, rf 1 0 1 0 0
J. Polt, 6S 0 0 1 3 2
Male, p 1 1 o 1 0
Totals 3 3 21 10 5
Dunmore 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Honesdale 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 3
Two base hits, Mangan. Three
base hit, Male. Sacrifice hits, J.
Polt, Dooley, Knox. Struck out, by
Knox, 6; by Male, 8.
R. H. O. A. E.
Hawley, ss 2 0 0 0 1
Dooley, cf 0 0 0 0 0
Payton, If 0 0 0 0 0
Loftus, 2b 0 1 1 1 0
Jackson, lb 0 0 4 1 0
McDonald, rf 0 0 0 0 0
Coollcan, 3b 0 0 0 1 1
Moran, c 0 115 1 0
Farrell, p 0 0 1 1 0
.2 2 21 5
R. H. O. A. E.
Schilling, rf 0 0
0 0
2 0
Brader, ss, 3b
.0 0
Hatler, cf 1 1
0 0
1 0
2 2
1 0
2 1
0 0
Sandercock, o 0 1
Mangan, lb 0 0
W. Polt, 2b 0 0
Dudley, 3b 0 0 0
Jacobs, If 0 0 1
Hessllng, p '. . . 0 1 1
Polt, J., ss 0 0 0
Totals 1 321 9 3
Dunmore 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Honesdale 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
One base hits, Loftus, Moran, Hat
ler, Hessllng. Three base hit, San
dercock. Stolen bases, Hawley, Lof
tus, Moran, Brader, Jacobs. Base on
balls, off Farrell, 2: off Hessllng. 2.
Struck out by Farrell 15; by Hess
llng 4. Left on bases, Dunmore, 3;
Honesdale, 5, Umpire, H. Dallas.
Continued From Page One.)
new to him, the reporter strolled
out to Irving Boulevard, to get lo-
l cal color for his story. Two places
, at which work had been done at
tracted his attention.
I The first one was tho maples in
i front of the home of Mrs. W. W.
Weston at 1209 Main street, which
had been carefully gone over by the
; crew of experienced men sent out
by this enterprising Wilkes-Barro
1 linn. It was a wonderful transfor
mation they had wrought. Symmo
, try had been restored to unsightly
and ueformed trees. Cavities had
been filled, and treated In such a
manner as to leave hardly any visi
ble trace of their existence. Beauty
nad been added to this garden spot
of Honesdale, the natural attractive
ness of the adjoining Riverside
Park enhanced, and withal the
value of the property considerably
By and by he carao to Mr. Holmes
residence, at 1238 Main street.
There he found the men hard at
work. Hard at work is right, for
tho five maples, which were being
treated at this spot, had reached
tho allotted four score years.
Mrs. Holmes Pleased.
There he spoke with Mrs. Holmes,
who along with Miss Mary Weston,
and Mrs. R. B. Torrey, is a patroness
of the movement. She expressed her
pleasure with the work, am was
especially delighted to think that the
lives of the dear old maples would
bo prolonged for another generation
as a result of their professional
Superintendent Thomas H. Wln
sklll, who beforo coming to this
country was associated with tho
Kew Gardens In England, and who
studied under Doctor T. H. Mawson,
tho latter a tree expert and land
scape architect, who lectures at the
Liverpool University on "arboricul
ture," obllglugly came down the lad
der, and talked to the newspaper
man, explaining to him the different
stages in the work.
The corner treo In particular. was
In bad shape. All the decayed por
tions were chipped out until tho
live wood was reached, when anti
septic solutions wore applied. Three
upright bars were then placed In tho
centre, a frame work put over it,
reinforced with cement, and covered
with manganese, leaving a baroly
perceptible scar. In about three
years he said, tho bark would grow
over, and no one would know that
an operation had over been perform
ed on the tree.
Ho was enthusiastic, naturally,
about the good work being done
elsewhere by his firm, who aro ad
visors to tho Street and Sewer De
partment of the city of Wilmington,
Del., which has entire charge of the
streets in that city. The concern
by which ho is employed Is treating
an orchard of Ex-Governor Lea, of
150-Year Old Pear Treo.
They preserved, ho said, a pear
tree about 150 years old for Dela
ware's U. S. Senator Henry A. Du
Pont, which required over three1
tons of cement, sand, etc., to com
plete the treatment.
Tho Bonsey nnd Rifkln concent
has a wide reputation for this kind
of work. As. landscape gardeners
they frequently plan and develop
parks, playgrounds, cemeteries, etc.
Appointments can be made by ad
dressing Miss C. L. Peterson, Presi
dent of the Honesdale Improvement
Association, or their homo office In
the Second National Bank, Wilkes1
This firm Is thoroughly unselfish
In their advocacy of a shado treo
commission In Honesdale, for they
are not by a long shot tho only es
tablishment In the country doing this
kind of work.
Furthermore In the opinion of
Mr. Rifkln, if Honesdale wore to
adopt tho Shade Tree Commission
Act, it would not obligate them to
lay a special assessment on property-holders,
which feature of the bill
lias arouked some local opposition.
To sum u all up: If you were sick
you wouldn't go to a quack or a
pow wow doctor, so why, dear
reader, when your trees are In an
unhealthy condition, should you
engage any "saw-and-hammer Jack
of all trades" to butcher them for
Mr. Sherwood Introduced the fol
lowing bill, which was referred to the
Committee on Invalid Pensions:
Bo it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress
assembled, that any person who
served In the military service of the
United States during the late Civil
War, and who has been honorably
discharged therefrom, shall upon,
making proof of such facts according
to such rules and regulations as the
Secretary of the Interior may pro
vide, be placed upon the pension roll
and be paid a pension as follows:
For a service of ninety days or over
and less than six months, fifteen
dollars per month; for a service of
six months and less than nine
months, twenty dollars per month;
for a service of nine months and less
than one year, twenty-five dollars per
month; for a service of one year or
over, thirty dollars per month. No
soldier who Is entitled under this
Act to a pension of either twenty-five
dollars per month or thirty dollars
per month shall be eligible to ad
mission or residence In either a State
or National soldiers' home.
Section 2. That any soldier eligi
ble to a pension under this Act, who
was wounded In battle or In duty, and
who was thereby disabled and Is now
unlit for manual labor, shall be paid
the maximum pension under this
Act, to wit, thirty dollars per month,
without regard to his length of ser
vice. Section 3. That no part of the ap
propriation for pension under this
Act shall be paid to any soldier
whose annual Income is one thousand
dollars or over,
Section 4. That no person shall
receive a pension under any other
law at the same time or for the same
period he is receiving a pension un
der the provisions of this Act.
Section 5. That rank shall not be
considered in applications filed here
under. Section 6. That this Act shall take
effect Immediately, and payment of
pensions under this Act shall com
mence from the date of filing appli
cation for the same.
The Home of the
Will extend every facility
that good banking will
Accounts of Individuals,
firms and corporations soli
cited. Correspondence invited
Henrv Z. Russell Andrew Thompson
Edwin F. Tohrey
Homer Greene
Horace T. Menneii
James C. limns i it.
Louis J, Dorfunoer
E. 11. Harden herqu
Philip R. Murray