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THE CITIZEN, ..WA, DEO. 22, lfJll.
.Semi-Weekly Founded 1008; Weekly Founded 1844.
Published Wednesdays and Fridays by the Citizen Publishing Company.
Entered as second-class matter, at the postoluce. Honesdalo, Pa.
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The policy of the the Citizen is to print the local news in an interesttnp
, manner, to summarize the news of the world at large, to fight for the right as this
paper sees the right, without fear or favor to the end that it may serve the best
interests of its readers, and the welfare of the county.
The next Issue of The Citizen will be dated Friday, December 28. Our
yalued and esteemed correspondents are requested to. send their Interest
ing letters to us as soon as possible after the publication of this paper, so
that we may bo able to print all the news sent to us.
December 25, 1911 years ago, the angels on Judea's plains sang the
message of peace and good-will tb men. And ever since, on Christmas
eve, something of life's harsh and hostile strivings soften down for the
moment. For the time being we cease to heave economic and competitive
brickbats at each other and exchange jolly greetings of good fellowship,
with an aValanche of gifts, the majority of them at least harmless. And
yet, in spite of the merriment and friendliness of the season, with its
message of peace and good will as the echo of the far-off angel song, for
thousands and thousands of salespeople, the season is an agony of fret and
strain. What a contrast from the sweet song of far Judaea, to the scene
to bo enacted in a thousand department stores where, until the closing
doors fairly push the shoppers into the street, the rnoTj will be storming
the shelves and counters. iBehlnd the counter-are packed the fuming sales
girls, Jammed so thickly that they are falling over each other knee deep
In waste paper, so that every motion is Impeded, their tousled stock in an
exhausting confusion and disarray, tho otherwise gentle girls nerved al
most to the breaking point, with swollen and aching feet, tired backs, un
strung nerves. And yet, in spite 'of Incessant pleading to "buy your
Christmas gifts early," the majority of the public continues In the same
old' thoughtless way. What selfish, Irresponsible people we are, after all!
At its thirty-seventh annual session In Freehold, tho New Jersey State
Horticultural Society called upon fruit men of tho entire East to rise and
meet the competition of the Western fruit-growers.
"What we must and will have," said one of tho speakers, "is a closer
union between New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and New England
orchardists to drive the line looking- but flat tasted, dry Western fruit from
Eastern markets by educating the public to the superior quality of Eastern
fruit particularly apples. The .fight will bo a stiff one, but it is suro to
oome and thero cannot be any doubt as to who will be the victor."
It was the concensus of opinion among tho delegates that the time to
"go West, young man," has gone by and that comparing Investments dol
lar for dollar, the West does not offer' anything like tho opportunities to the
orchardist that the East does lo-day.
By actual demonstration, it was proved that New Jersey apples were
fully equal to Oregon and Washington apples in appearance, wherever they
have received 50 per cent, of tho attention bestowed upon the Oregon
product, and that the flavor was Infinitely superior.
This has been proved with regard to Pennsylvania, apples time and
galn. It holds true also, of peaches, pears and all other fruits which
are grown in the East as well as in tho West. The superior flavor of
Eastern fruit has always been admitted, but until comparatively recent
years it was tho theory that in size, quantity and appearance, the West
ern fruit would continue to excel.
Scientific treatment of orchards here and there throughout the East
has proved this theory to bo entirely wrong and it Is said that many
Western orchardists are returning to tho East In order that they may raise
better fruit on cheaper land and pay less to get thorn to larger markets In
shorter time.
Tho Citizen wishes all Its readers, co-workers, correspondents, adver
tisers and -other supporters a Merry Christmas and a 'Happy New, Year. Be
fore another issue of Tho Citizen goes to press tho 'gala day which chil
dren and grown-ups have been eagerly looking forward to, will havo come
and gone. Wo hope you will enjoy tho festivities that tho season affords.
Christmas Is coming and thero will be a great deal of foolish giving of
presents. If you can make some poor child happy by a Christmas gift, do
It, and the moro poor children you thus make happy the better. If you
ipend your money In this way Christmas will bo a day that you will re
member for years and so will the poor children. There is no doubt that
much of the Christmas giving isa poor and profitless observance of tho
day. One thing is good to. remember that it is far better to pay a bill
that you owe than to take tho same money and buy a Christmas present
for some who don't need it. There Is a lot to be said about Christmas
giving, and there Is no doubt that much of it were bettor not done.
Theodore Roosevelt In last week's
issue of "The Outlook" has an edi
torial on "Murder is Murder." In
his introduction the ex-Presldont
calls attention to an article ho had
previously written for "The Outlook"
in which he set forth what he re
garded as tho sufficiently obvious
doctrine that heinous crime should
he treated purely as crime, without
Tegard to the political, social or
business affiliations of tho criminal.
The occasion for tho article as well
as tho subsequent editorial was the
HcNamara affair. Tho editorial In
part follows:
Tho murders committed by
men like the McNamaras, al
though nominally In the Interest
of organized labor, differ not one
whit In moral culpability from
those committed by tho Black
Hand, or by any band of mero
cutthroats, and are fraught with
an Infinitely heavier menace to
society. Yet great though the
menace is to the community, the
.menace to the cause of honest or
ganized labor Is still greater and
no duty Is more imperatively laid
on tho leaders of labor than the
duty of affirmatively freeing
themselves and their followers
from the taint of responsibility for
such criminals and such crimes.
After attacking socialism as rep
resented by Debs and his followers
as out of harmony with the true
sense of the name and referring to
the role this type of socialists and
labor leaders played In the trial of
Moyer and 'Haywood, Mr. Roosevelt
ends his editorial by saying:
I believo with all my heart in
tho American worklngraan; I be
lieve with all my he'art In organiz
ed labor, and therefore with all
my strength I urge the American
men and women who earn their
livelihood as wage workers to see
that their leaders stand for hon
esty and obedience to the law.,
and to set their -faces like flint
against any effort to Identify the
cause of organized labor with any
movement which benefits by the
commission of crimes of lawless
and murderous violence.
Because It has been found that
young women clerks can wrlto moro
legibly than the male attaches and
thus facilitate the handling of ad
ditional matter during the Christmas
rush, extra women clerks have been
hired for tho Yuletlde season by tho
express companies.
"We've got four on duty now,"
said an official of one of tho big
companies, "and we find that the
new scheme works out admirably.
As a rule a man will dash off some
thing in his hurry to get a lot of stuff
down and we've had trouble as a re
sult. But the women seem to get
out the work just as rapidly and
somehow they're better writers," 1
The Citizen Publishing Com
pany assumes no measure of re
sponsibility for any articles
whloh may appear in this col
umn) -
Suffragetto Wnnts to Know Why.
Editor Citizen:
Tho commissioners in appointing
Thomas Y. Boyd are to be com
mended upon their wise selection, as
Mr. Boyd is a man of sterling quali
ties. Why does not Mr. Boyd re
ceive the same salary as his prede
cessor? To what purpose shall the
S1U0 saved on Mr. Boyd's salary bo
"Much Ado About Nothing."
Dear Editor:
In glancing over the Issues of The
Citizen December 8th and 15th In
clusively I find that our oratorical
contest held at Sterling, Pa., somo
time ago has caused a great deal of
dissatisfaction particularly to the
ones that received that "knockout
blow." It seems to me that a whole
lot of quibbling about absolutely
nothing is fruitless. I can say hon
estly tho rest of the Judges concur
ring that we sought to bo fair in our
decisions and whllo thoro was an
unintentional mistake on the part of
Sterling selecting one of their direc
tors as a Judge, nevertheless I be
lieve every one of us sought to be
fair and give each contestant his or
her share of credit.
The question might be asked,
What is Defeat? Nothing ,but educa
tion: nothing but the first steps In
something better. The man or wom
an who today or yesterday has met
defeat is not always defeated; be
cause ir that particular person or
persons, has any ambition at all they
will make that defeat the next time
a telling victory. Suppose for In
stance we are a part of that great
throng of Romans who were assem
bled In the Co'lisseum to see tho
hated Christians struggle for tho
lives with the wild beasts of their
amphitheatre. The grand spectacle
Is preceded by a duel between two
rival gladiators, trained to fight to
the death to amuse the populace.
When a gladiator hits his adversary
in such contests he would say "hoc
habet" (he has it), and look up to
see whether he should kill or spare.
If the people held their thumbs up,
tho victim would be left to recover
(and what a hard time some people
have in recovering); they have in
tellectual dyspepsia in a chronic
form and the only resource they can
find to remedy their condition is
through the columns of a local news
paper) if down he was to die. If he
showed the least reluctance in prer
sentlng his thrust for the deatn
blow, there would rise a wonderful
shout: 'Recipe ferrum" (receive the
steel). Prominent persons would
sometimes go into the arena and
watch the death agonfes of tho van
quished, or taste the blood of the
hero. The two rival gladiators as
they entered would shout to the em
peror "Ave, Caesar, morlturi te salu
tant" (Hail Caesar, those about to
dlo salute thee). Then In ,mortal
strife they fought long and desper
ately, these faces wet with perspira
tion and dirty with the dust of the
arena. Suddenly an aged stranger
In the audience leaps over the rail
ing and standing bareheaded and
.barefooted between the contestants.
oias tnem stay tneir hands. A
humming sound comes from the vast
audience, like that of steam Issuing
from a geyser, followed by cries of
"Back, 'Back, old man." But the
gray-haired hermit stands like a
statue. "Cut him down, cut him
down," roar the spectators, and the
gladiator's statue, the would-be
peacemaker to earth, and fight over
nis dead body.
'But what of It? What Is the life
or a poor old hermit comDared with
the thousands who have met their
deaths in that vast arena? The un
known man died, but his death
brought Rome to tfbr senses, and no
moro gladiatorial contests diseraced
tho Colisseum, while In every prov
ince or me empire tho custom was
utterly abolished, to ho revived no
iua vase ruin sianus to-day a
monument to the victory In tho her
mit s defeat. No man fails who does
nis best for If the critical world ic
noro him and use the gloves on him
his labor Is weighed in the scales of
Omniscient Justice. As there is no
effect without cause, no loss of enor
gy In tho world, so conscientious
persistence and grinding canno't
Ian of its ultimate reward.
One of the first lessons of life Is to
learn how to get victory out of de-
leai. ii seems to me that if our
friend Prof. Slpo who has made so
much talk about nothinc would slmn
ly educate his energies towards that
which is something ho might be able
to give the knock-out blow If he
works hard enough. But ho has got
to hustle before ho can do up the
Ariel boys. Now SIpe, turn some of
that hone of yours Into flint, and grls
tie into muscle, that makes -inert In
vincible and formed ascendency in
the world. Do not then, Slpe, be
afraid of defeat. You are never so
near to victory, as when defeated in
a good cause.
Failure becomes the final test of
persistence and of an Iron will. It
either crushes a life, or solidifies
it. The wounded oyster mends his
sneu witn pearl. -He who never
railed has never half-succeeded. The
defeat at Bull Run was really the
greatest victory of the civil war, for
it sent the cowards to the rear, and
.the politicians home. It was the
'lightning flash in the dark night of
our nation's pern which gave us
glimpses of the weaker places in
our army, it was the mirror Which
showed us the faces of the political
All the great works of the world
has been accomplished by courage,
and the world's greatest victories
have been borne of defeat. Every
blessing tnat we enjoy, personal, se
curlty, Individual liberty, and con
stltutlonal freedom, has been obtain'
ed through long apprenticeships of
evil. The right or existing as a na
tion has only been accomplished
through ages of wars and horrors.
It required four centuries of martyr
dom to establish Christianity and a
century of Civil wars to introduce
tho Reformation.
Amidst all that humbles and
scathes amidst all that shatters
from their life Its verdue Invites to
the dust tho pTrmp and summit of
their pride, and in tho very heart of
existence wrltoth a sudden and
strango departure, they stand erect,
riven, not uprooted, a monument less
of pity than of awe! Thero are some
who pass through the lazar homo of
misery with a step more august than
a Caesar's in his hall. The very
things, which seen alone, are despic
able and vile, associated with then
become almost venerable and divine;
and one ray however dim and
feeble, of that intense Holiness
which In tho Infant God. shed maj
esty over the manger and the straw,.
not denied to those who, in the
depth of affliction, cherished his
patient image, flings over the
meanest localities of earth an
emanation from tho glory of heav
en. Even from the dreary waste
and desolation of his bereavement at
Fordhaim, tho stricken soul of Edgar
A. Poe. blossomed lrj, those match
less iiowers or mncrai song, tno
delicate ethereal dirges, "Vlalume"
and "Annabel Lee" which alone
would immortalize their author.
What wo want is nerve, grit, en
durance in our, conceptions of defeat.
Indeed I am much disposed to think
that endurance is the most valuable
quality of all. No defeat has (be
come a victory unless It is won by
honest Industry and brave breasting
of the waves of fortune.
Now, Slpo, stick to the thing and
carry It through. Believe you were
made for the place you fill, and that
no one else can fill it as well. Put
forth your whole energies. Bo
awake, electrify yourself; go forth
to the task. Only once learn to
carry a thing through in all its com
pleteness and proportion, and you
will become a hero. You will think
better of yourself; others will think
better of you. The world in its very
heart admires the stern, determined
I like the man who faces what he
With step triumphant and a heart of
Who fights the dally battle without
That God Is God; that somewhere
true and just
His plans work out for mortals not
a tear
Is shed with fortune which the
world holds dear,
Falls from his grasp; better with
love a crust
Than living In dishonor; envies not
Nor loves faith In man but does his
Nor even murmurs at .bis humbler
But with a smile and words of hope,
Gives zest to every toiler, he alone Is
Who by a life heroic conquers fate.
South Canaan, 'Fa.
Mb. Greene tho Man.
Editor Citizen:
Having read in to-day's issue of
The Citizen some letters in regard to
the appointment of 'Commissioners'
Attorney, I' would like to add this in
favor of Mr. Greene. Mr. Greene
was born and raised at Ariel and is
better known in this section than any
other attorney in tho county. rThere
is no question as to' his' ability as a
lawyer or his integrity as a- man.
That he has always been a strong
(Republican is a well known fact.
Having heard that there was some
question as to who would be the
next attorney, I made inquiry among
many voters of both parties In this
section, and found that the Commls
sloners could do nothing that would
please the people here more than to
appoint Mr. Greene as their attor
Very truly yours,
Hamlin, Pa.
They Should Not Fall To Do It.
Editor Citizen,
Dear Sir:
I was much surprised to see an
announcement in the papers that the
new commissioners had failed at
their last meeting to elect an attor
ney. With two Republican members
on the board It is Incomprehensible
how there could be any question of
who should receive the appointment.
Homer Greene Is the one and only
Republican attorney who should be
Tor a moment considered in this
connection. The appointment of any
other attorney would be flying di
rectly in the face of a most pro
nounced public sentiment which de
mands the appointment of Mr,
With all duo respect to tho pres
ent incumbent U is genorally con
ceded that ho has hold the offlco for
a sufficient series of terms and that
ho should now. allow someone else to
replaco him.
Ono of the cardinal principles of
elective officers in this county has
'been that two or at most three terms
of office Is all that a man should ask
for or expect. If tho new board of
Commissioners fall to take this fact!
into consideration they will bo guilty
of grossly violating the traditions of
their offlco and of insulting the loy
alty of tho people who elected them
to that ollice.
Homer Greene Is tho only loeical
candidate and in choosing him as
counsel tho Commissioners will start
in omce with tho appreciation and
good wishes of their constituents.
Kitchen Cabinet. Sfi.00 nf. Tlrnwn'n
Furniture store. 100t3
Carpet Swoeners. Si. 50 nt Ttrnwn'u
Furnlturo store. 100t3
Brass UOStumom. SS.KO nt TlrnTOn'ti
Furniture store. 100t3
Hall Racks. S3. (Ill nt. TlrnTim'n 1?,ir.
nlture store. 100t3
Rev. A. H. Rplnhnrt n.u nntlfloH
of the death of his grandfather, John
Rltz, aged 91 years at Reading, Pa.
He received tho news too late to be
able to attend the funeral which
was held on Wednesday.
State of Ohio, City of Toledo,
Lucas County, SS.: -Frank
J. Cheney makes oath that
he Is senior partner of the firm of
F. L. Cheney & Co., doing business
In the City of Toledo, County and.
State aforesaid, and that Bald firr
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 me and subscrib
ed in my presence, this 6th day ot
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 ail Druggists, 75c.
Tke Hall's Family Pills for constipation.
If you want to buy a seasonable
girt ror a lady, you can find at Men
ner & Co. genuine furs In Muffs and
Collars, Hats and handsome coats
Music Cabinets. $4.50 at Brown's
furniture store. lOOta
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talned from one leading druggist
every city or town In America and
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Umbrella Racks, SI. 50 at Brown
Furniture store. 1001
Menner as uo. always show
fine line of dress goods and trln
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ine directors and transacting an
other business that may be brough
beforo the stockholders.
100w4 . Cashier.
Christmas Goods for Old and Young at
Hflmn nnH fiPA Snntn Pinna 4n mi y winAnm nnA Vi - otnn Inntrln. In
spect our large slock ana get prices.
What Mis You?
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guaranteed by G. W. Pell to end in
digestion or any stomach distress, or
money back. They relievo upset
stomach in Ave minutes.
MI-O-NA for belching of gas.
MI-O-NA for distress after eating.
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MI-O-NA after a banquet.
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Fifty cents a large box at O. W.
Pell's and druggists everywhere.
Your husband would be pleas
ed with a Bath Robe, Pajamas, Night
Gown, Rain Coat, Ties and Socks, at
Menner & Co., for Christmas, 98t3
Shirt Waist Boxes, 2.25 at
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