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THE CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY', JUNE 21, 1011.
FATHER BALTA PROVES
Delivers Fine Baccalaureate Sermon before Gradua1
ting Class of the High School Here.
TAKES FOR HIS SUHJECT. "IlEMGION AND JtEIjlGIOUS EDUCA
TION"; ST. MAKY MAGDALENA'S ItOMAN CATHOLIC CHUK0I1
CltOWDED TO IIEAIt ADDUESS.
Taking as his subject "Religion
and Religious Education," the Rev.
Father J. W. Balta, J. XI. D., deliv
ered a forcible and eloquent bacca
laureate sermon, Sunday evening,
June 11, In St. Mary 'Magdalena's R.
C. church, "before the members of the
graduating class of the Honesdale
High school. A large congregation
were assembled to hear the dis
course, which was of an intensely
practical character, and was based
on the first verse of tho 126th
Psalm, viz: "Unless the Lord build
the house they labor in vain that
build it; unless the Lord keep the
city, he watcheth In vain that keep
eth It." Father Balta spoke in part
"My Dear Young Friends: I ant
well aware that you expect some ad
vice to be strewn on the footpath of
your future life. But you have re
paired here this evening because you
all believe in a Supreme Being, and
know that you will not dare entrust
yourselves to the billows of misfor
tune before coming to an altar of
God to ask him especially to give you
that enlightenment that in future
your life may correspond to the pre
paration which you have made under
Dr. Balta announced that he would
take for his subject "Religion and
Religious Education." "By' relig
ion," he said, "I understand that
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and that homage and respect that Is
due to a Supreme Being. It assures
us of a supreme, inflexible law before
which every human will must bend.
It assures us of duties which we as
sume. It assures us of a future sphere
of life, with rewards and penalties.
"Religion Is to society what ce
ment Is to a building. It makes it
bohere. Rob a man of his religious
convictions, rob a man of his moral
principles, and you have quenched
"Society is composed of various In
dividual members with different re
lations to each other. What do wo
as members of society expect of our
rulers and magistrates? And what
do our rulers and magistrates ex
pect of us? We expect that they
shall hand out Justice with an even
hand, and be loyal to our constitu
tion. They expect that we shall bo
conscientious in the payment of im
posts and taxes. They demand that
we shall be faithful in our oaths and
promises, faithful in all our con
tracts and obligations, and that we
shall be good to one another.
"The final destiny of Education is
that we should give to God what be
longs to God, and to Caesar what be
longs to Caesar.
"Where shall we find these mo
tives and Incentives strong enough to
enforce these duties?
"There are passions to bo over
come. The motives must be univer
sal. Tho motives must bo eternal,
because they must be valid every
time. Where apart from Religion
shall we find a motive that shall
"Would any one of you vote for a
Presidential candidate of avowed
atheism? Assuredly not. A man
who would disown a Supreme Being
would bo tossed to and fro by public
"The old proverb that the man
shall not seek the office, but the of
fice shall seek the man may bo ele
vating but Is fit nowadays to be put
in a national museum of antiquities.
The most successful office-holder is
the most successful office-seeker.
"Is it true that as education and
training of the mind advances crime
recedes? No. As education ad
vances so also moral depravity In
creases. Take to your hands any
, of tho large newspapers published In
the large or small cities, and you
will find every page covered with
startling descriptions of well-laid
plans for burglary, murders, and es
pecially of a number of so-called actB
of lustful refinement. These deeds
were committed by men of exception
ally good education and refinement.
"There wo have a proof that our
education must perhaps be a failure.
Is It not true ttmt there are men of
the greatest intelligence who have
become tho greatest thieves? They
care no longer for social morauiy.
Their knowledge of Intrigue and law
ia n Rtronc that they say 'I will fix
myself in the state, and do my heart s
desire.' lien great in knowledge and
ofppntlnnal mental ability, that
ciimil.l hficome examples retrograde
and give a proof that a mental train
ing is a failure.
"If all these motives are insuffi
cient, then where shall we find that
motive, that power that shall make
men do right?
"One little word. It has been
abused by the man behind his desk
in the college Toom. That word,
Religion, Is the only power that can
curb passions, that can keep society
right, that can make men obey the
6tate. Because God made me a
member of society, I know I must
obey it, because God wants It.
"Convince me that God is a pro
vident God, who looks into my
heart; convince mo that this God
is tho avenger of right and wrong;
yes, then, you have placed a power
in my mind before which I will
cringe and obey, and to which I will
say 'I must obey.'
"Politeness without religion is
cold and barren nnd soon degener
ates into mannerisms,
"Let us not forget that Religion
must grasp tho whole man, not only
"Religion is a mighty power, a
mighty factor. This belief Is more
enduring than love of country, more
active than self-interest. This idea
is the safest guarantee that a Leg
islature will find a law-abiding peo
ple and the peoplo a law-abiding Leg
islature. "This Religion is the curb of hu
man passions. Religion is the con
solation of affections, a protector for
the poor. 'O, this religion is in
reality that majestic golden chariot
upon which tho universe hangs sus
pended from the throne of Jupiter.'
"What do we mean by education?
By education I mean that training
of man as a whole, that Intellectual
training of all his faculties neces
sary to 'become a goodi honest mem
ber of society.
"A man m ever day life may de
velop a certain special quality In one
thing. In the moral order of things
such a division of labor is a mon
strous Idea. You would not have
mo believe that one should be hon
est and another virtuous. The "mod
ern idea of education pays attention
to only one quality of human nature,
"Is education an end or Is it only
a means? Education can not make
a man happy, honest, Just. It Is
only a means to work out that happi
ness. "How Is it to-day that our educa
tion has not been felicitous in pro
ducing those law-abiding citizens
which we expected from our system?
We are training the mind and for
getting tho moral and religious side.
Knowledge is a power. The posses
sion of knowledge is not a guarantee
against the misuse of that power.
The more we know the more de
praved we become.
"Man must believe In a God. Man
must know about him. This senti
ment must have grown In a man
from the days of his youth, for If
assumed later it will always be an
"How is It that we have this trial
of Capitol and Labor? How is it that
our statesmen are everything but
honest men? Do we not know how
to read, write, but we forget the
"If that heart Is forgotten In the
days of your school development no
force will be able to control It In
after years. Let us thank God that
our training has been partly a re
ligious and moral one.
"These moral qualities are not In
your text-books. They are in the
bosom of God. And if your educa
tion is really what It should bo then
we have not labored in vain. Take
ninne on vour life-nath these things:
l hfillevo In a God. I know that
God rules me. That God I will serve
hpr.niKfi I am his creature, and I
must serve him. If you have that
nrlnrlnln nnd it crows out Of you in
your daily life it will bring sunshine
to your feet wherever you go. "Un
less tho Lord build the house they
innr in vain that build It: unless
the Lord keep the city, he watcheth
In vain that keepeth it.
CROWN CUT GLASS COMPANY
COMMENCES YVORK AT HAN
COCK. Hancock's new Industry, the
flrown Cut Glass Company, com'
tnenced cuttlnc Klass In their now
fnctorv on West llaln street, last
Mondav mornlnK. 'Sixteen frames
linve been set up on the second
lloor, and the motive power Is fur
nished hy a five-horse electric mo
tor. On the first lloor are locaiea
the dipping room, store room, show
rnnm- and office.
The five Honesdale members of
tho new company are Messrs. W. J.
Okowltz. manager: William D, Bon-
ear, Thomas A. Walsh, Peter E.
Deldner and R. E. Fasshauer, with
one exception, all practical glass
nutters. More frames and men will
hn eninloved as the business In-
In future, as In tho past, none
but first quality cut glass will bo
put on the market. Tho new con
cern will do a retail as well as
wholesale business, and pitchers may
he nurchased at the olllco tor $4. .so.
Vases, tumblers, cream sets, in fact
every kind of cut glass manufactur
ed, will be orrerea ror saie ax. nitu
The first piece on which work was
commenced (Mondny was a vase 14
lnnhes in heieht and G inches In
rtinmeter at ton and bottom, of
beautiful design. On Thursday next
it. is -nlanned to place the vase on
exhibition, after which It will be
sold to the highest bidder as a sou
venir of the first work turned out
by tho Crown Cut Glass company of
Hancock. Hancock tteraia.
"Youth fades; lovo drops; the loaves
of friendship fall;
A mother's secret hope outlives them
"Womanliness means only mother
hood, all life begins and ends
"Is not a young mother one of the
sweetest Bights life shows us7'
"For the hand that rocks
cradle Is the hand that rules
world." W. Wallace.
"God could not be everywhere.
therefore He made mothers." Lew
Native Fruit Compares
Favorably with Oregon's
"PROPER CARE FOR TREliS
. CHIEF REQUISITE FOR SUC
CESS," SAYS SURFACE.
Wayne County Is fast moving to
ward the front of the procession In
tho production Of apples. Tho
fruit is of unusual flavor and is
classed with the celebrated Oregon
apples. To say that Is true Is mak
ing an Important statement, which,
nevertheless is a fact.
It has been demonstrated In every
county of Pennsylvania more espec
ially In the northeastern section,
that there is not an acre In this ter
ritory but what can be adapted to
the successful and profitable growing
of fruits', especially apples.
On different; occasions Delaware
& Hudson representatives have stat
ed to the secretary of the Greater
Honesdale Board of Trade that
Wayne Is considered the bpst coun
ty In this section of the state for the
raising of apples, and they also said
that It rested with tho Board of
Trade to encourage tho farmers;
nnd that It should use its influence
In presenting to the farmers the im
portance of taking advantage of the
opportunities that now Ho within
their reach. By setting out orchards
the farmer would not only have a
cold mine, but would have "acres
of diamonds," or fruit equivalent to
that. The Delaware and Hudson
company has issued a small phamlet
upon apple raising, which can bo se
cured free of charge by addressing
George Bates, district freight and
passenger agent, Scranton, Pa.
Regarding the possibilities In
Pennsylvania, from a commercial
standpoint, State Zoologist H. A.
Surface said to a friond recently:
'For tho profitable apple growing
in Pennsylvania, one point Is the se
lection of site or location, another
Is the selection of proper varieties,
and eight points are In the proper
care of the trees, to make up the
ten essential points for success.
'In the care of the trees we must
consider planting, pruning, spraying,
fertilizing, cultivating, tninning,
picking and packing. Pests can bo
and must be absolutely controlled.
The fruits must be not only tiist-
class, but fancy and must be gather
ed and packed In not only an honest,
but In a very attractive and business
'Pest control is tho most import
ant of all these features, but for
complete success each is essential,
and it must be thoroughly modem
and correct. Knowledge is power
only when practically applied. Let
our beginning as well as our ad
vanced fruit growers keep their oyes
on the 1,200 model orchards estab
lished by the division of zoology or
the department of agriculture In this
state, and see what they can learn
that will 'benefit them.
"The dormant spraying for scale
Insects has Just been completed, and
tho spring spraying for the codling
moth and the curcllo, canKer worm
and tho plant diseases is now being
S 10,000,000 IN DEATH CLAIMS IN
PENNSYLVANIA IN ONE YEAR.
Death claims amounting to mil
Hons of dollars were paid by the in
surance companies and associations
in Northeastern Pennsylvania, in
the year 1910. according to a tabu
lation In the Insurance Press, the
official bulletin for the companies,
Tho claims paid in the state of
Pennsylvania amounted to more
than ?40,000,000 and the total paiu
out by tho companies and associa
tions in the United States and Can
ada was approximately $503,440,-
000. of which S38l,44U,uuu was in
death claims and the balance, $182,-
000,000 in dividends surrender val
ues and annuities.
Total claims paid In Wllkes-Bar-
ro was sgbu.uuu; in Hirouusuurg,
$135,750; In Carbondale, $121,750;
In Towanda, $109,500; in Hones
dale, $74,500; in Wast Plttston,
S73.350: In Dunmore, $GC,500; In
Nanticoke, $48,250; in Hawley, $37,'
Special to The Citizen.
SOUTH CANAAN, Pn., Juno 20,
A large crowd attended tho Chil
dren s Day service Sunday evening
at the M. P. church. On account of
the storm many remained In the
church until nearly 12 o'clock.
Earl Cross, Crosses, Pike county,
called at the M. P. parsonage last
A large number attended the La
dles' Aid at Mrs. Albert Jenkins on
Tho ice cream social held at tho
home of Mrs. George Fielding for
the benefit of the M. P. Sunday
school, was well attended.
Children's Day sorvlce In the
Union church, Varden, last Sunday
Next Saturday evening, June 24
at the M. P. church, tho county sup
erintendent of Lackawanna county
will address the members of the W
C. T; U. and others. The public Is
invited. The ladles of this vicinity
are especially Invited to become a
memher of this great organization.
Tho third quarterly conference of
tho M. P. church will be held on
Thursday evening. June 22, at 8
o'clock. Every official of the church
and members of the quarterly con'
ference are requested to ha present,
On Sunday .morning, sSramental
fSpeclal to Tho Citizen.
PAUPACK, Ph., Juno 20. The
"Kite Kap" social held at the Pau
pack M. E. church Wednesday even
ing was quite a success. Proceeds
Miss Minnie Croft Is employeu by
B. F. Klllam.
Mrs. S. C. Steele and son, Samuel,
are visiting Mrs. Steel's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. B. F. Killam.
There wll lbe a danco held at
Conrad Gumble's Saturdey night for
the benefit of tho Paupack ball team.
'MIsb Estner Singer started for
Scranton Wednesday where she will
spend a short time,
Miss Frances Klllam left (his
place last Friday for an extended
trip, but returned Thursday.
'Miss Ida Fowlor spent Thursday
night with Emmellno Singer.
Mrs. Atkinson Is hoarding with
Miss Julia Smith returned to
Brooklyn Monday after a short visit,
with friends at this place.
Special to Tho Citizen.
CENTERVILLE, !., Juno 20
Elizabeth Garrlty is visiting friends
Mrs. Robert Marshall and daugh
ter, Margaret, are visiting friends In
Scranton and Gouldsboro.
Nettle Kimble spent Saturday and
Sunday with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Samuel Kimble.
Suslo Marshall spent Monday at
Grover Simons and Allen Pellett
were pleasant callers at Centervllle
on Sunday, June 11.
Abe Surplus passed through Ar
lington on Monday.
We are sorry to hear that 'Mrs.
Bridget Ryan is again sick. Her
daughter Alice of New York Is car
ing fer her.
Andrew McLuskey was a business
caller in Centervllle on Thursday.
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POOR MEN BEST PAY.
Rockefeller's Physician Snys They
Pay Better Xlinn tho Rich.
"The poor are the best paying
patients a doctor has. They pay
you not only In tho coin of tho
realm, without questioning your bill,
but they pay you too In God's grati
tude," said Dr. Hamilton BIggar,
John D. Rockefeller's physician, in
his address of welcome to the Ohio
branch of the National Medical As
sociation at St. John's .church one
day last week.
"The rich man often scans the
doctor's bill closely In search of pos
sible overcharges, but the poor man
rarely protests," he said. "The
worthy poor man pays to the best of
his ability and gives the doctor his
"Many rich patients toss their
money at you and forget the debt
with tho mere payment of cash. But
there is something more than mero
money payment, there's a payment
that comes from the heart."
From Blacksmith To President.
The new president of the Chicago
stock exchange, James J. Townsend,
said to be a millionaire,' was a horse
shoer 27 years old when he suddenly
decided to become a broker. He
made friends In tho blacksmith-shop
where he was employed, and had be
come known as a politician. As he
tells the story:
There was one man who used to
drive pretty fast horses and always
came to tho shop to see them shod.
Ono day ho was standing beside me,
watching me pound the nails, and he
said suddenly: "If I get you a place
in a brokerage office, will you take
it?" Although It was a good deal
of a surprise, I agreed. The next day
he camo back and told me to take off
my apron and get ready to become a
financier. That man was John A.
King, then president of the Fort
Mr. Townsend is nbw tho head of a
Le Salle street brokerage firm which
bears his name and has come Into
social position through his financial
success in the last twenty years.
What is the moral? Springfield Re
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