The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, September 08, 1911, Image 2

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Vnyno county romes Into tlio congressional field demanding justice
For moro than ono hundred years she has been deprived of her rightful
representation In Congress. For more than o quarter of a century the dis
crimination ngalnst her has boon notoriously unfair. A situation has now
arisen in which no other county In the district can lay nny poctillnr claim
to tho nomination. The only possible argument that can he used in favor
of n candidate from any other county Is that it makes no difference which
county tho congressman comes from so long jis lie is competent to fill tho
position; that ho represents tho district and not nny particular county In
It, and that therefore county linos arc of minor consideration. This rea
soning is plausible but fallacious. It
and tho history of representative government. It is conceded by tho great
national parties that to select two successive candidates for tho presidency
from tiio same section of tho country woidd bo a fatal error.. .If a Ilooso
vclt comes from tho East, a Taft must como from the West. If the Presi
dential candidate conies from tho West tho vlce-presidentinl candidate
must como from tho East. And this
through all of the representative ofllces
constitutions and laws provide. It must necessarily and. of right bo so,
Human nature is so constituted. The system of rotation Is tho only system
by which tho people of nny political section can be assured of tho preserva
tion of their rights. It is only now and
district becomes such a national figure
general importance to Ids party and
party and the, country demands his continuous service In Congress. Ga
lusha A. Grow was such a national figure and county lines might well have
been obliterated in ills case. Hut at
itself. Tho Republicans of tho district
Inato n man who is now and as yet untried. Assuming that all of tnq
candidates are equally competent, the question must of necessity resolve
itself into a matter of county representation.
Wayne comity, like Jacob of old, has served her seven years for this
Racliacl, and her seven more, and still seven more, and now she will no
longer bo put off. Tho people of Wayne county, rcgnrdloss of political
preference, feel strongly that the time has como at Inst when they should
have in Washington, ns tho other counties in tho district have had for ninny
years, a representative who is no stranger to them, ono whom they know
personally, who knows them personally, one to whom they can at any time
go and be assured of an intelligent and sympathetic hearing, and one who at
tho same time will creditably represent at Washington tins best and highest
interests of his party and his country. They are entitled to this, they are
insisting on it, and the day lias come when, In tills congressional district,
tho voice of Wnyne county must bo heard nnd heeded.
The Towanda Reporter-Journal under the editorial caption:
"Counted Out Again," has this to say:
" The Honesdale Citizen, writing of tho congressional vacancy in this
district, makes a strong argument in favor of the claims of Wayne
county. The Citizen offers the name of Homer Greone. None better
could be offored, for he is a man of ability and has distinguished him
self in moro ways than one. But tke hard fact remains that again a man
from another county will bo named this tlnrs from Susquehanna and
Wayne will again be forced to take a back seat. We can offer no apo
logy, nor will we attempt to assuage the presumably wounded feeling of
tho bowled out county or the retired candidate. It is, wo suppose, the
exigencies of politics, and our slighted neighboring county is simply
paying Ue penalty of not being largo enough to have enough conferees
to secure the nomination."
Out; esteemed contemporary has stated the case candidly and cor
rectly. It has been made a question' not of fairness, but of figures; not
of right, but of might; not of justice but of mero physical strength; a
penalty which, as our contemporary well says', Wayne county pays for be
ing smaller than her two neighbors. She presents a candidate whose fit
ness for tho position is beyond criticism, she presents a claim tho justice
of which is beyond dispute, and Is met, not with argument, nor logic,
nor reasons of any sort, but with the cold "hard fact," that by political
strategy, a majority of the conferees has already been secured for the
Susquehanna-Bradford candidate, that the conference will be such in
name only, and that, in the language of our contemporary, "Wayne will
again be forced to take a back scat."
We are not ready to concede this result. Wo bellovo that the as
tute politicians of our neighboring counties will, on second thought, hes
itate to force upon tho district a situation which must of necessity be
repugnant to Republican voters who love in see the political game played
Undoubtedly they have the cards In their hands to beat us, but
can they afford to do It?
French Ambassador Presents Com
promise Moroccan Proposition.
Berlin, Sept. 5. Tho French-German
negotiations regarding Morocco
were rosumd at the foreign office,
when M. Jules Cambon, the French
ambassador, called and presented the
compromise proposition agreed on at
tho French cabinet council last week.
While the answer Is In the nature
of n compromise and is known in u
general way to bo an offer by Franco
of territorial concessions in return for
recognition of her chief supervisory
rights in Morocco, It is not expected
that it will bo accepted without a re
quest for changes. Germany, how
ever, has recently adopted a concilia
tory tone, so that thero is little chance
of a serious rupture, at least for some
time. All are now hopeful of a peace
ful settlement growing out of tho ne
gotiations resumed today.
German Police Believe New York
Bridegroom Is Fugitive.
Berlin, Sept. 5. Tho German police
behove that Max Sehlemangk, t .j faUo
army officer who broke jail at Hellbron
some weeks ago, la tho "Count Albert
Marcel do Passy," who was married
at tho New York city hall on Tuesday,
Aug. 20.
Thero Is no longer any doubt about
Schlemaugk having had confederates
inside ns well as outside tho prison
who aided in his second Jail breaking.
Tho pollco say his chief accomplice
was Leila Frances Aucndorf, with
whom ho tied to Hull, London and
New York. On arrtylng at tho latter
placo tho couplo wcro married. The
Now York pollco are well acquainted
with Schlemangk'a record.
Aviator Breaks Neck In Fall.
Chicago, Sept 5. Alex McLeod of
Winnipeg and of tho Chicago avia
tion school, was fatally Injured when
Is against the theory, tho practice
is tho theory and practice down
for which our national and state.
then that a congressman from any
and occupies n position of such
the country tliat tho welfare of his
this time no such question presents'
will, under nny circumstances, nom
uu leii out or n Curtiss biplane while
making a flight over tho practice field.
Ills neck was broken and ho was
hurt Internally. Ho was unconscious
when taken to the Pullmnn hospital
Doctors say there is little hope of his
Dies In Long Sleep.
Chicago, Sept. 5. After n ten day
deep, from which physicians were uu
nble to arouse her, Josephine Gerbel,
known on the stage ns Genevieve Do
t'orrest, is dend.
Creed of Newest Religion Founded by
a Cincinnati man.
"Honor all 'old maids,' for they are
worth more in ability and in character
than tho mollycoddles they are replac
ing right and left every day."
This is tho creed established by
Henry Andre of Cincinnati for his new
organization, which will be established
in forty countries on tho globe.
Tho new body will take tho form of
a now seven day n week religion,
which will bo spread everywhere so
that everybody may learn its doctrines,
Mr. Andro says tho organization is not
to Include suffrage clubs and sewing
circles, but rather Is to be preached to
men by men. Tho keynoto will ' be
"Personally I'd rather marry an old
maid who knows life," said Mr. Andre,
"thnn sotno brainless, extravagant
young girl. There is less danger of
Oh, maiden, sweet and slim and tall
Ana graceful to tho view,
When Fashion decrees hips again
She'll get the bulee on you!
Tho Difference.
Mabel What's tho difference be
tween 'lectrlclty and lightning?
Willie You don't have to pay any
thin' for llghtnln'.-Boston Transcript
Program of Subjects to Be
Discussed During the
Five Days.
THE house of governors, or gov
ernors' conference, us it Is of
ficially called, has now been In
existence two years. It is no
longer an experiment. Of concrete re
sults thero are perhaps not many to
show, at least on tho surface, but the
ono big concrete result Is the body
Itself. That is permanent. In it are
bound up nil sorts of possibilities. It
has already given dlrectlou nnd ex
pression to whnt the Outlook calls
"the new stntelsm," as the complement
and accompaniment of the "new na
tionalism." This year the governors' conference
meets nt Spring Lake, N. J. The ses
sions extend from Sept. 12 to 10, Inclu
sive. Spring Lake Is the homo of for
mer Governor John Franklin Fort of
New Jersey and Is near the summer
homo of Governor Woodrow Wilson
at Sea Girt. Governor Wilson, by the
wny, Is chairman of tho executive
committee nnd therefore the presldltifr
officer of the conference.
The meeting of last year at Frank
fort and Louisville, Ky was not ns
productive as It otherwise would have
been for the reason that a largo num
ber of governors were going out of of
fice and others were coming In. This
year 'the new men are firmly in the
saddle and have a prospect of continu
ing for n year or two at least. They
are not distracted by the prospect of
private lifo immediately before them
and by the presence ol tliolr soon to he
successors sitting In tho same body
with themselves. Thus tho Spring
Lake conference should have more
tranquillity and peace of mind than did
the one in Kentucky. Possibly also
the form of hospitality mny not offer
so many distractions.
Scope of the Conference.
Some idea of the scopo of the con
ference may be had from the official
program, which is as follows:
Tuesday. Address of welcome by Gov
ernor Woodrow Wilson, New Jersey; re
sponse to address of welcome by Governor
Joseph M. Carey, Wyoming; appointment
of temporary chairman; address on "Pos
sibilities of tho Governors' Conference,"
by Governor Augustus E. Wlllsdn, Ken
tucky; orijnoiizatlon: discussion and ap
pointment ot commltteo on organization,
"Strengthening the Power of tho Execu
tive," addreus by Governor Edwin ,L. Nor
rls, Montana; address by Governor Emmet
O'Neal, Alabama; discussion.
Wednesday. "Employers' Liability and
Worltlnxmen's Compensation," address by
Governor Chairles S. Deneen, Illinois; ad
dress by Governor Eugene N. Fobs, Mas
sachusetts; discussion. Evening session
hearing report of committee on organiza
tion; discussion; appointment of executive
commltteo for 1012; discussion of plans,
details and suggestions; arranging budget
for 1912; miscellaneous business.
Thursday. "The Inheritance Tax and
State Comity," address by Governor John
A. Dix, Now York; address by Governor
Edmond F. Noel, Mississippi; discussion;
"Tho Right of tho State to Fix Intra
state Traffic nates," address by Governor
Herbert -S. Hadloy, Missouri; address by
Governor Chester H. Aldrich, Nebraska.
Friday. "State Control of Public Utill
tios," address by Governor Francis E.
McGovern, Wisconsin; address by Gov
ernor Beryl F. Carroll, Iowa; discussion.
Saturday. "Problems of Prison Labor,"
address by Governor Oswald West. Ore
gon; address by Governor Chase S. Os-
born, Michigan; discussion; adjournment.
Plan For Permanent Body.
Ono of tho most important subjects
of discussion will be tho permanent
organization of tho conference. If
this follows the plan worked out by
the socrotnry, William George Jordan
of New York, It will result in making
his office a clearing house of Ideas nnd
Information relating to tho states. In
a sense Mr. Jordan's library has a!
ready become that, slnco ho Is In con
stant touch with tho members of the
conference nnd is gathering and sup
plying Information. Whnt bo now
proposes is an enlargement of his
present activities so thnt through
them tho conference may be in a
senso in continuous session. To this
end he needs an enlarged office force,
in order thnt ho may get out bulletins
,on the multltudo of subjects engaging
a governors attention. For example,
Secretary Jordan recently kxirnod that
Pennsylvania intended to appoint a
commission to investigate a certain
subject Ho immediately forwarded
to Governor Tenor the results of sim
ilar Investigations in other states. Ho
has also been collecting nud tabulat
ing all the party, platforms, tho gov
ernors' messages and tho session laws.
From these ho is arranging sldo by
side under various heads what each
state is dhicusslng and what It Is ac
tually accomplishing. Tho party plat
form represents "promise," tho gov'
ernors message "promotion" md tho
laws passed "performance." Bathor
neat, don't you think? Also allltera
Ovo. To tho mind of a rank outsider
like myself this Job laid out by Mr.
Jordan of tabulating nU tho party
platforms, governors' messages and
session laws constitutes a task not for
one man, but for a regiment
Tho cheerful way in which Jordan
outlined the work he has already done
along this line and others almost par
alyzed ma As a newspaper man I
always imaglnod that I knew how to
eat up a small amount of work; but
bellovo me, the chore laid out for him
elf by tho secretary of tho governors'
in in i
Secretary Jordan Has a Plan
For Permanent 0r;
ganization. a
conference would ninke any more
nowspaier man dizzy. Jordan him
self Is a sort of newspaper mau, or.
rather, n magazino man, having been
editor of Book Chat, Current Litera
ture, tho Ladles' Homo Journal, the
Saturday Evening Post and other pub
lications. Ho has also had time to
write various books on the wny mar
rled folks may be happy (ho is a bach
elor himself), on tho development of
Individuality, on mental training and
generally -on how to live and bo good.
From all of tlio above It mny be
gleaned thnt Mr. Jordan is a thinker
nnd that lie Is not afraid of work. He
has been laboring five years or moro
on this house of governors plnn and Is
Just now beholding It take form. If
his progrnm Is followed the body will
soon hnvo a building of its own, with
a fine library and a force of men sulli
cient to gather, tabulate nnd send out
information telling each state Just
what all tlio other states are doing.
Thus If any governor contemplates
prying loose tho grafters he will have
at ids elbow the methods used by oth
er governors in graft prying and the
success or lack of success attending
the same.
Mr. Jordan has already got out
bulletins on party platforms in the va-
Photoa of Dlx and Wilson copyright by American Press Association.
rious states and on popular elections
of United States senators. Ho bus the
material almost ready for bulletins
on the messages of the governors, on
conservation in the states, on the ses
sion laws of tlio various legislatures,
on prison labor, pardons, paroles, ex
tradition and various other subjects
Tho matter of a uniform divorce law
is not scheduled to como up at this
session, but Secretary Jordan contem
plates collecting Information ns to the
divorce laws of tho states and Issuing
them in bulletin form. Then tho sub
ject will bo property before tho body
and can bo discussed Intelligently.
Substantial Progress Made.
Secretary Jordan's original plan wits
to create a permanent chamber, u sort
of third houso In American legislative
affairs, but ono relating to state nnd
not to national affutrs. This was to bo
called the houso of governors. Like
all things human, thero have been ob
stacles In tho way of realizing his
ideal. Tho deed has lagged behind the
dream. Yet substantial progress has
been made. Recently ho was gratified
by the action of the legislature In
progressive Wisconsin. The state has
como up to the mark In n practical
manner by passing tho following law:
The governor of the otote of Wisconsin
Is hereby authorized to attend and repre
sent the Btate of Wisconsin at any and
all conferences of governors and to make
such arrangements as he may deem noo
essary for the state of Wisconsin to bear
its share of tho expenses of such confer
Designating tho governor tho official
representative of tho state at tho con
ference is moro significant than it at
first seems. It may bo argued that tho
very fact of his being governor con
stitutes him tho state's representative.
Morally this Is true, bat officially it
is not So far as the law goes the gov
ernors' conference has no more official
standing than any other meeting of
gentlemen. It is recognized neither In
the statutes of the nation nor the stntes.
But If each state would take tho action
of Wisconsin the conference would at
once become nn official body.
Thero Is .nnother fenturo of the Wis
consin act that is gratifying. That la
tho empowering of the governor to
make arrangements for his state's
share of the expenses. Just the vulgar
subject of mouey! To carry out Its
legitimate work tho governors' confer
ence should hnvo at least 550,000 per
year. That would average only a trifle
moro than $1,000 to each state, which
is a pitifully small sum, considering
the Importance of the work. Yet,
through oversight or for some other
reason, little or no money has been ap
propriated thus far. As a consequence
most of tho governors have had to pay
their own expenses In attending the
conferences, nnd tho secretary's office
has been hampered for funds. We are
a rich people, with a congress appro
priating billions nnd state legislatures
Spending millions. Yet we have not
seen fit to lay aside a few paltry
thousands for a body as Important ns
the houso of governors.
What It Would Do.
If the plan is ever fully uuder
will prove of inestimable help not only
to the legislatures, but to lawyers and
judges. A tabulated compendium of
the laws of all tho states, such ns Sec
retary Jordan contemplates, would f ur
nish a handy reference book of untold
vnlue. Tho bulletins got out by the
office would be convenient not only for
governors and lawmakers, but for
newspapers. The office of tho secre
tory would become a sort of central
Information bureau for tho states in
their relations to each other.
Very many of our state laws are now
copied from the statutes of other
states. Suppose there were some cen
tral office that could supply at a mo
ment's notice all tho laws passed by
other states on a given subject. How
much the legislator would bo helped in
his work! He could then chooso tho
form of statute best fitted to the
needs of his own state and make that
his model. These are only suggestions
of a few of tho many benefits that
would flow from tho plnn If It wero
carried out The beauty of It Is that
tho machinery Is already constructed
and put together. All It needs is a little
oil get that, oil and motor power.
The governors are ready to furnish
the motor power. Now let tho legisla
tures como across with tho oil and all
will bo happy.
There should be a great session at
Spring Lake. The town is a sort
of Atlantic City, with most of the dis
advantages aud crowds of Atlanttlc
City left out. It faces tho Atlantic
ocean, which will furnish appropriate
scenery, background and salt breezes
for tho occasion. Governor Wilson will
bo on hand to entertain his brother
executives, nnd former Governor Fort
will do his best to help along with tho
entertainment Governors are hard
working folk, nnd tho prospect of such
on outing should mako them sit up and
tako a keen interest in Ufa Most of
them will bo on hand, I am told, or
botween thirty nnd forty, at any rato.
Harmon will bo there and Stnbb3 of
Kansas and our old friend John Sha
froth of Colorado and Dix and a host
of others from both coasts and all tho
way between. Tho governor of North
Carolina will hold conversation with
tho governor of South Carolina, but
whether these two estimable gentle
men win repeat the ttrno honored
query becomes mo not to say. There
are certain private affairs even of
governors Into which the public should
not too closely inquire. But I am euro
thoy wfti havo a groat ttrno and that
they wfll mako of tho honorable house
of governors a factor of great and
growing Influenco in American 'affairs.
Office adjacent to Post Office In Dlmmlck
omce, Honesdale, Pa.
Office over post office. All lecal himlnsai
promptly attended to. Honesaale. pu,slne"
T?crLlbTe,rtJ' Hal1 bulldine, opposite the
Post Office. Honesdale, Pa. !
Office over Kelt's store. Honesdale Pa.
if . ' vi ma i. uiieiiuuu Liven to tile
collection of claims. Office over Keif's new
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Office over the Dost office Honesdale. Pa.
Office in the Court House, Honesdale,
K.9Kfe-S,?condJ Poor old Savings Brit
bulldine. Honesdale. Pa. r
Offices lately occupied by Judee Searls i
Office adjacent to Post Office, Honesdale, P
Offlce-Flrst Door, old Savings Bank bulld
ine, Honesdale. Pa.
DR. 0. R. BRADY,
Office Houns-8 a. m. to 6 p. m.
Any evenmn hv Hnnnlnf mpnl
Citizens' phone. 33. Kesldence. No. 66-X
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LIVERY. red. U. Rickard has re
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You can And no more reliable
store than ours. It would be im
possible for more care to be taken
in the selection of drugs, etc., or
in the compounding. Prescrip
tions brought here, either night
or day, will be promptly and
accurately compounded by a
competent registered pharmacist
and the prices will be most rea
sonable. O. T. CHAMBERS,
Opp. D. & II. Station, Honesdale. Pa.
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