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THE CITIZEN, Fill DAY, AUGUST 4, 1011.
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Situation Acute, but Diplo
macy Expected to
I HE "Moroccan question," which
is just now the causo of anx
iety among the diplomats of
England, France and Gcr-
aaay, Is more or less of an old, old
Btory. Morocco has been a causo for
Forry among the great European pow-
brs for a great many years, and the
irospects are that, no matter what the
Iratcomo of the present angle of the
:ontrovcrsy, there will be a "Moroccan
luestlon" for years to come.
In the news dispatches the latest
Situation is termed "acute," which
I nay mean much or little. Diplomatic
onferencos are secret, and Just when
Iho world looks for a declaration of
Ivnr some corner is turned and the
rouble smoothed over.
In the gradual partition of Africa
Imong the peoples of Europe that has
Icon going on during tho last fifty or
Bxty years it was inevitable that the
lurn of Morocco should come at no
fery distant day. For the peace of
be world It would undoubtedly have
leen best if Morocco could have held
fcs own and have transformed Itself
lito some semblance of a modernized
Itate. Unfortunately no such develop-
hent has been apparent
The failure of Morocco to move for
ward of its own accord made it a nat
ural prey to one or other of tho great
iUropean colonizing powers. England's
lommcrcial interests In the country
lave always been great, and under
fie Kaid Sir Harry Maclean her po
tical fortunes there seemed to pre-
lage a further extension of British
jifluence in tbo Mediterranean. But
Inother powerful claimant was on
I and; France and her position as a
elghbor to Morocco mado her claim
1 every sense a valid one. Tho rlval-
of these two powers in Morocco
lireatencd to become acute, but Egypt
I as on Great Britain's hands. There.
o, France was tho great competitor
f England and to tho consolidation
f English influence. To bo free of
Ills Incubus was an absolute necessity.
the treaty of 10O1, Including, as it did,
uclprocal self denying clauses for
trance in Egypt and for England In
fforocco paved the way for the lay-
Iig of tho old conflict between tho
vo countries. Franco now believed
hat she had a free hand in Morocco.
France's lost Opportunity.
I An energetic forward policy would
primps have won the day, and Franco
Iould have been able to found a large
ilonial empire covering tho whole of
le northwestern part of Africa from
gunls up to the Atlantic ocean. But
Itenml conditions lamed the prowess
her foreign policy. There was M.
pan Jaures, the Socialist, and the
Itcifists to be reckoned with, and in
tder to calm their oversensitive sus
ptlblllties a new method called
Iiaciflc penetration," economic and
iltural. was adopted. M. Delcasse
lid reckoned without his host That
bst was Germany.
iGermany soon saw tho possibilities
Morocco, not only because of its
Iticrent riches, but also because of its
litical worth and its evident inability
stand upon its own legs. One has
HI rather a vivid remembrance of
le sudden descent of tho kaiser upon
lingler in the year 1005. The result
this intervention was the confer-
bce at Algeclras in tho spring of
lit has been held that tho "act" which
suited from this conference was tn a
Irge measure a diplomatic check upon
:rman aspirations, as it placed the
Ionization of the Moroccan police un-
r Spanish and French military offl-
Irs. However, although she did not
Icceed in breaking through tho
lglo-French entente cordiale or in
Ittlng into tho IHspano-French un
rstandlng, Germany was successful
making her voico heard and in as-
Irtlng her right to be consulted In all
eat world problems that come up
r discussion and in which European
forests are at stake. And she drew
cord across the French path In Mo-
Germany Steps In.
rbat Germany had been successful
to that degree is proved by the
reement made between her and
unco, dated February, 1009, In which
once guaranteed the Integrity and
Ilependenco of tho Moroccan empire
Id equal commercial facilities for all
tlons. In return Germany conceded
lit Franco had predominant political
forests in tho country which put her
a privileged situation, and she gave
France practically n free hand to
litoro order and tranquillity there.
I it tho most important part of tho
reement lay in the last clause, which
cshadowed tho association of
I each and German capital in the ex
iltntlon of the country's riches.
It Is regrettablo that nothing tangl-
1) has resulted from tho hope ex-
lessed in this last cluuse of the
lanco-German agreement of 1009.
lalnent French publicists have not
uplcd to place tho blame for this
on their own country, the internal
luatlon influencing maladroltly the
reign policy of tbo government The
Imeroua changes in the French cabl-
QUESTION IS I
EUROPE POWERS I
England With France Against
Germany In Case of a
net have prevented any continuous
policy being followed. In 1003 Ger
many was quite prepared to go to war
over the retention of M. Delcasse in
tho French cabinet. She is evidently
ready to do so again, unless the policy
which he seems to favor of ignoring
Germany's claims, whether they be
Just or not, is exchanged for one that
frankly recognizes them and endeavors
to arrive at a working agreement.
On two occasions Germany has given
the plainest of hints that she had
claims lu Morocco, one at the time of
the Casablanca incident in 1003, when
German deserters into tho French for
eign legion were forcibly seized by the
German consul; tho other on July 1 of
this year, when a German warship
suddenly made its appearance in tho
harbor of Agadlr.
The Agadir Incident.
Tho action at Agadlr comes directly
upon the heels of a friendly vlBlt of
M. Cambon, French ambassador at
Berlin, to tho Germnn chancellor, Herr
von Kldcrlcn-Wnetchter, at Klssingen.
If France had overstepped the limits
of her mandate the Algeclras act It
self provided tho means to call her to
book; an appeal could have been taken
to the diplomatic corps at Tangier.
But as far as the outside world knows
Franco has been very careful recently
to inform all tho signatories of the
Algeclras act of every step forward
she haitakcn In Morocco.
The official reason put forward by
Germany for this action is tho request
for protection made by certain Ger
man Arms doing business In Agadlr.
But tho whole country around that
place has been perfectly quiet; no lives
of German subjects have been in dan
ger, and German commercial interests
there, u in the whole of Morocco, arc
very small when compared to those
of England and Franco. No one be
lieves that this is the real reason,
which is really to be found tn German
inspired and scml-lnsplred newspapers.
One who hne read them with atten
tion during the last few months will
have noticed a growing impatience at
the forward movements of Franco to
ward Fez and in the Shawla region,
and tho hardly veiled suggestion that
tho Algeclrae compact had been bro
ken by tho two Latta kingdoms and
that the signatories that Is, Germany
had regained their liberty of action.
In other words, the Algeclras con
ference had not been as successful as
Germany had hoped. Tho resulting
act weighed heavily upon German
politics, and it had to bo superseded.
France was to be cajoled into seem
ing security by a passive acquiescence
in her dealings with Morocco until the
moment enmo when Germany thought
it convenient to denounce the agree
ment of 1000 rather than to keep her
cosignatories to its faithful fulfillment.
But France's difficulty is not only
with Germany; it is also with Spain.
In many quarters it has been suggest
ed that Spain's action is explicable
only upon tho supposition that she bad
the overt or tacit assent of Germany.
During the recent phases of the Mo
rocco imbroglio Franco has seen with
a Jealous eye her association with
Spain in the work of pacifying Mo
rocco. Yet it cannot be denied that
Spain has somo natural and historic
rights in a country .that is separated
from her only by tho narrow strait of
Gibraltar. Although the Anglo-French
agreement of 1004 was vmickly follow
ed by a somewhat similar agreement
between Franco and Spain, tho rivalry
between tho two countries has been
111 concealed and has at times broken
out into ugly, disputes. When sud
denly a few months ago Spain went
outside of her sphere of influence on
tho Mediterranean and landed troops
at Larachc, on the Atlantic coast, tbu
whole French colonial party and press
rose up in arms, declaring this to bo
an evident violation of the Algeclras
In view of the present provocation,
and the action at Agadlr can hardly
be considered in any other light, the
French press has in tho main given
proof of n remarkable, eang frold. It is
that that gives ground for tho hope that
"diplomacy" may bo ablo to ward off
tho threatening conflict France's posi
tion has officially been declared to bo
this: Bho holds firmly and without any
reservation to the principles laid down
in the Algeclras agreement She sent
her troops to Fez only at the earnest
solicitation or Sultan Mulal Hafld him
self in order to establish there law and
order and to save the tottering throne
of the sultan. Tho moment this is ac
complished she will withdraw her
troops. She is solicitous, as the man
datory of Europe and the United
States, for tho preservation intact of
the Moroccan kingdom and tho com
mercial "open door" for all nations.
Germany has not $ut her demands
into concrete form. She evidently be
lieves firmly in tho doctrine of "take
first and then talk."
England's position in the contro
versy Is that her alliance with France
will bold in the orent of German ag
cresslon in Morocco.
AoeuiatlonB Against Chief of Weather
Bureau to Be Considered.
There is to bo still another investiga
tion at Washington. Announcement
is mado that tho charges agnlnst Pro
fessor "Willis t. Moore, chief of the
weather bureau, which have been pre
ferred by James Berry, a former em
ployee of the bureau, will bo consider
ed shortly. Mr. Berry charges that
Professor Mooro has unlawfully ex
pended money In the employment of
experts in about tho same manner as
did Dr. Wiley.
"Tho committee will take up its in
vestigation of the weather bureau aft
er wo have disposed of tho Wiley case,"
said Chairman Moss of the house in
"Mr. Berry has fllcd several charges
against the administration of the
weather bureau. I have had some cor
respondence about the Odonback case,
in which Mr. Berry charges that Pro
fessor Moore has gone beyond his au
thority in his attempt to engage the
expert services of the Rev. F. L. Oden
back of Cleveland in connection with
the tatter's selsmographical observa
tions. "I do not know that any payments
have actually been made to Dr. Oden
back. The committee will havo to look
Into this, nnd this will be one of tho
things brought up when the committee
starts its general investigation of tho
Mr. Berry filed his charges against
Professor Moore nt tho department of
Justice, alleging that the services of the
Itev. Dr. Odenback were engaged to bo
paid for out of the exigency fund of
tho bureau. He declares this to be un
lawful, as there is no provision In tho
appropriation for the weather bureau
which permits such expenditures for
selsmographical information of this
character. Attorney General Wicker
sham forwarded the charges to the
agricultural department, but made no
WANTED, A FINGER.
Wealthy Woman Offers to Pay Liber
ally For a New Digit.
Mrs. Reginald Waldorf of Phlladel-
I phia, a rich young widow and nccom
1 pllshed musician, Is willing to pay sev
eral thousand dollars for a new index
finger. She is now recuperating from
the effects of an operation by which
her right forefinger was amputated
after becoming Infected by an acci
dental cut with a rusty knife. She
has advertised for a finger and is
willing to pay liberally.
Mrs. Waldorf feared that she could
never play piano or organ again when
Bho found that sho must part with her
finger. Now, howover, she Is taking
hope. A plaster cast of the left index
finger has been made and accurate di
mensions taken, and Dr. West says he
is going to find a linger.
Here Is tho kind of finger Mrs. Wal
Index finger of right hand length, 3
inches, distance from finger tip to
palm; thumb Joint 2 7-10 inches; prox
imal Joint 2 inches in circumfer
ence; middle Joint 2 5-10 Inches In
circumference; distal Joint 1 1-10 Inch
es in circumference.
Notice Is hereby given that appli
cation will be made to the Governor
of the State of Pennsylvania, on the
7th day of August, 1911, at 2
o'clock p. m. under tho Act of As
sembly of the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, entitled, "An Act to
provide for the Incorporation and
regulation of certain corporations,"
approved April 29, 1874, and tho
supplements thereto, for the charter
for an Intended corporation to be
called "Wayne Development Com
pany" the character and object of
which is for the purpose of erecting
and constructing dams and reser
voirs in the State of Pennsylvania,
and for that purpose to acquire land,
remove and dispose of any timber
and do all other things necessary
and incident to the construction of
dams and reservoirs, and for these
purposes to have, possess and enjoy,
all the rights, benefits and privil
eges, of said Act of Assembly and
LAURENCE H. WATRES,
603 Connell Building, Scranton, Fa.
NOTICE OF INCORPORATION.
Notice is hereby given that an
application will be made to the
Governor of Pennsylvania, on the
4th day of August, 1911, by W. J.
Hopkins, W. J. Cramer, R. Wonna
cott, Z. A. Wonnacott, F. R. Var
coo, W. W. Plerson, and D. W. Hull,
under tho act of Assembly approved
April 29, 1874, entitled "An act to
provide for the incorporation and
regulation of certain corporations"
and the supplements thereto, for tho
charter of an Intended corporation
to bo called the "Waymart Improve
ment Company," the character and
object of which is the purchase and
sale of real estate, for holding, leas
ing, mortgaging, selling and Improv
ing real estate, and for these pur
poses to havo and possess and en
Joy all tho rights, henoflts and privi
leges of the said act of Assembly
and its supplements.
E. C. 1IUMFORD, Solicitor.
Honesdale, Pa., July 6, 1911.
Estate of Anne Delezenne, late of
the borough of Honesdale, Pa.,
All persons Indebted to the said
estate are notified to make Immedi
ate payment to the undersigned; and
those haying claims against the eald
estate are notified to present them
duly attested for settlement
HOMER GREENE, Executor.
Honesdale, July 10, 1911.
SHERIFF'S SALE OF VALUABLE
REAL ESTATE. By virtue of
process issued out of the Court of
Common Pleas of Wayne county, and
State of Pennsylvania, and to me
directed and delivered, I havo levied
on and will expose to public sale, at
the Court House in Honesdale, on
MONDAY, AUGUST 14, AT 2 I M.
All the defendant's right, title,
and interest in tho following de
scribed property viz:
All that certain piece or parcel of
land situated in the Borough of
Honesdale, county of Wayne and
State of Pennsylvania, bounded and
described as follows: Beginning at a
point in tho northwestern line of Hill
street 160 feet distance from the in
tersection of the said line of West
street; thenco along the northern
lino of Hill street south 39 degrees
west 50 feet to a corner; thence In
a northwesterly direction nt right
angles with the aforesaid line of
Hill street and along lands of said
Reitnauer about 130 feet to Rock
street; thence along Rock street 32
and degrees east about 50 feet to
a corner of land of Emma Tolley;
thence in a southeasterly direction
along the line of Emma Tolley about
140 feet to the place of beginning.
Containing more or less. Being lot
No. 4, on the map made by Lewis
Collins for Wary H. Wood.
Upon the above described prem
ises is a two-story frame dwelling
house with modern improvements
and a two-story frame shop, which
can be easily changed Into a dwell
Also all that certain piece or par
cel of land situated In the village
of Seelyville, township of Texas,
Wayne county, Pennsylvania, hound
ed and described as follows: Begin
ning in the western line of a lane or
alley to a post and north east corner
of W. L. Ferguson lot; by land of W.
L. Ferguson, August Smith and
Charles H. Smith south 21 degrees
west (old bearings) 200 feet to a
corner of a stone wall; thence by
land of said Charles Smith and fol
lowing a stone wall north 19 de
grees west 111 feet to a corner of a
stone wall; thence by land of Jacob
'Mackley and following a stono wall
part of the distance G8 degrees east
203 feet to the west line of said lane
or alley south 19 degrees east 122
feet to the place of beginning, be the
same more or less. With the right
of way and use of In and to alleys and
lanes from said premises to the
Honesdale and Clarksvllle Turnpike
Upon the said premises Is a one
and one-half story frame dwelling
house, wood-shed and other out
Also, all those lots or parcels of
land situated in the village of Seely
ville, Wayne county, Pennsylvania,
bounded and described as follows:
The first beginning at a point where
a line running south 19 degrees east
from a post and stones In the north
erly line of a tract of land In the
warrantee name of Sylvester Seely
and the northwestern corner of land
sold to Reynolds and Cole would In
tersect the middle line of the Hones
dale and Clarksvllle Turnpike road
running thence north 71 degrees
east along the middle lino of said
road 61 feet; thence north 19 de
grees west 150 feet; thence south 71
degrees west 61 feet to the said line
running from the northwestern corn
er of Reynolds Colo land; thence
south 19 degrees east along the said
line 150 feet to the place of be
ginning, be the same more or less.
The second: Being In front southerly
25 feet along the middle line of
the Clarksvllle and Honesdale Turn
pike road and bounded easterly 218
feet by the westerly line of lot of
land conveyed by Robert Westlake
to Henry Winter and the continua
tion northerly of said line northerly
25 feet by a line parallel with and
218 feet northerly from said middle
line of the Honesdale and Clarks
vllle Turnpike road and westerly 218
feet by a line parallel with and 25
feet westerly from said westerly line
to Henry Winter's land and the con
tinuation of the same, be tho same
more or less. The Third: Beginning
in tho middle of the said Honesdale
and Clarksvllle Turnpike road at the
southwest corner of a lot now owned
and occupied by Henry Winter run
ning thence northerly by the west
line of tho said lot 218 feet; thence
northerly in a line parallel with tho
middle line of said turnpike road 25
feet; thence southerly In a line par
allel with said western line of said
Winter (being tho lot last hereto
fore described) 218 feet to the mid
dle line of said road and thence by
said line easterly 25 feet to tho place
of beginning, be the same more or
less. Always excepting and reserv
ing therefrom the right to enter
upon said land at all times when
necessary for the purpose of digging
up and keeping In order pipe leading
from a certain spring of water to a
house formerly owned by the
All the above described property
being part of tho same land which
Almeda Smith granted and conveyed
to William H. Smith, by deed dated
February 11, 1908, and recorded in
Wayne County Deed Book No. 98,
Upon the three last described lots
Is a two-story frame dwelling house,
barn and stable, carriage-house, open
shed, chicken-house and cow-barn.
Seized and taken in execution as
the property of W. H. Smith at the
suit of Charles J. Smith, trustee of
Almeda G. Smith. Judgment, ?17,
000. No. 69, January Term, 1909.
Attorneys, Vosburg & Simons.
TAKE NOTICE All bids and costs
must bo paid on day of sale or deeds
will not bo acknowledged.
M. LEE BRAMAN. Sheriff.
Honesdale, July 18, 1911.
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