The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, December 29, 1911, Page PAGE 6, Image 6
I PAGE 0 THE CITIZEN, FMDAY, 1)E0. SO, 1011. f AGRICULTURE I 4. - OF LOCAL INTEREST TO - k I WAYNE COUNTY FARMERS .j, .j, .j. .j. .j, .j. .j. j HAN IIIOH, APOSTLE OF SCIENCE, WINS. Ills Apple Growing Methods Nenr Now lllooiuflelri, U'iii Converts. Dan Rice, of near Now Bloomflold, Perry county, has proved, ho says, that he can raise apples hetter by following tho advice given by tho Division of Economic Zoology than sotno of the farmers who live In his vicinity who went along for years wth old methods and nearly lost their trees. Somo years ago Bice moved into the locality and tho farmers were horrified when ho announced that he Intended planting an orchard on the top of a mountain where only weeds had grown before. Tlico's orchard horo better and more fruit than tho orchards of the men down In the valley. His crops increased with the years while those of the farmers dwindled. Their fruit was small, runty and wormy. His was large, perfectly shaped and commanded twice as high a price as that of the farmers. Finally tho farmers went to Itlco and asked him to show them the methods he used. Last spring he of fered to take care of six of their orchards, provided that they give him one-half the crop. As their crops never had amounted to much they readily agreed. 'He sprayed and pruned their trees, according to the most advanced methods and tho result was more and better apples. In all the orchards the farmers In gathering their half cr.ops received this fall more apple.s than they had when tho entire crop was theirs, and the apples were larger and more per fect. Owing to the spraying tho ap ples were free from fungus growths and it 'has been possible for the farmers to store their apples until such time as the demand will give them much higher prices than they have over before known. The farmers about New Bloom field, who engaged Rice to do their spraying and pruning, have told him that ho can continue to take care of their orchards in tho future on the same basis. Rice has a large vault which will hold 1500 bushels, and from this he is able to ship the finest grade of ap The packing part is left tcfice'B daughter, who has develorJRf tho work in a way comparable' only to tho methods used In tho West. THE WAV THE FAHMEKS FEEL. Representing U. S. Agriculturists, tlio Cirango it 11s Aided in tlie Fight Against Reciprocity. AVhen the Grange, In -many states, took up the fight against Canadian reciprocity and declared that it rep resented the sentiment of the farm ers of the country, there were many who loudly proclaimed that the farmers were being misrepresented and that the latter were " not really opposed to reciprocity." Since then a ,,errect ilood of let ters from the farmers has poured in upon Washington, and no doubt any longer exists that the farmers of tho country, as a wholo, are against the measure, positively and unmis takably. How one Ohio farmer feels about it is seen in an episode be tween Deputy W. J. Edgerton, of Belmont county, and his congress . man, which shows distinctly the Grange-farmer sentiment In that state. Mr. Edgerton wrote the con gressman his views on reciprocity, oxpressed In a courteous, proper way. The congressman did not think It necessary to reply, evidently, but instead sent the usual congres sional salve a package of free seeds. This was a llttlo too much for Brother Edgerton and ho return ed the seeds to the donor with the following letter: " I see by your recent vote that you are moro Interested In tho wel fare and prosperity of the farmers of Canada than of those of your dis trict. I am returning to you the seeds Which camo to my address this morning, with the suggestion that you send them to some of your Cana dian farmer friends. It is an Insult to any Intelligent farmer to send him a bunch of cheap seeds after you have voted to rob him of markets rightfully bis own. This Is especial ly true when the seeds were pur chased with his money and without his consent. Somo of the statesmen (?) of to-day will later learn that for every dollar the purchasing pow er of tho farmer is reduced tho na tion must suffer a two-fold loss. Al low me to suggest that you later may have plenty of timo to meditate on the fact that farmers of your dis trict believe In exact justice to all classes and will "bo content with nothing else. Your Grange consti tuents have gone to tho square deal school too long to accept an apology." specifically of methods to be followed with apples, peaches, pears, cherries, grapes and other fruits. Spraying Is also treated In some detail. To Prevent Fires. Here are a few don'ts that are especially applicable to tho present holiday season and If observed may result in the prevention of fires dur ing the Christmas season: , Don t leave oil lamps burning or draft on tho stovo or furnace whilo away from your home. Don t decorate store rooms or Win dows with cotton or Inflammable ma terial. Don't place anything that will ig nite rapidly near a gas Jet, steam pipe or electric wire. Don t allow smoicmg around crowded store rooms or in cellars where 'boxes or packages are packed and unpacked. Don t forget to make a. careful in spection of stores or premises before closing up or retiring for tho night. Don't use cotton for decorating Christmas trees In the homes. Don't allow Children to light can dles on Chrtlstmas trees. Don't place candles on trees so that when burning the flames will Ignite the decorations. Place the candles In a fireproof casing, not In celluloid casings that are generally used. Don't allow matches to bo within the children's reach. Don't fill a bucket with water and put It where you can't find it In caso a fire should break out, but keep It close at hand so it can be used promptly when needed. THE EXPENSE OF THE GRANGE, Dr. Funk's Apple Bulletin Issued. The State Department of Agricul ture has Just Issued the second edi tion of Fruits for Pennsylvania, a bulletin of the department written 'by Dr. J. H. Funk, of Boyertown. The first edition was written and Issued a number of years ago and tho supply of copies was long since exhausted. The last Legislature specifically authorized tho second edition. All department bulletins are limited to one edition to prevent a repetition of the Warren bird-book scandal of the Hastings administra tion and when a pamphlet Is ex hausted no further supply can bo obtained unless a special act be passed. Dr. Funk's new publication Is along the lines of his former one ex cept that it has been brought up to date. Dr. Funk treats of the theory and' practico of fruit growing in Pennsylvania generally and treats Annually Costs County Ncnrly $5(V 000,000, But It Is Well Worth the Expenditure. A member of the order who Is skillful with his pencil, has figured out that the grange annually costs tho country more than S50,uu0,uuu to maintain; which amazing total is reached by including the following as the principal expense Items: Cost of the members time, nearly 800,000 members, attending 100,000 meetings every 12 months; cost of transportation to same, steam and electric cars, horses and automo biles; Tiall rent for 100,000 nights; 60,000 grange suppers every year; time spent in preparation of 100,000 lecture hour programs in 30 states; printing; various Incidentals neces sary In the conduct of such a great organization, In its 'local, state and national aspects. Thus tabulated, the flgurer Is certain that his estl mate is not too high when ho con eludes that it costs $50,000,000 every year to maintain tho Grango organization. Tho other side of tho question Is then taken up, proving that In spite of its tremendous cost, tho Grango is nevertheless a profitable Invest ment for tho country. Among its compensating benefits are mentioned these: Its service to agriculture, by increasing the efficiency of the tillers of the soil, promoting greater Inter est in tho work and moro courage for success; enlarging the social op portunities in rural communities; giving the opportunity for self-de velopment nfforded through tho lee turo hour; increasing purpose to bring out tho best and most worth' while side of life; co-operation 'With church and school In all commend able community undertakings; lend' Ing a helping hand to civic progress and the Improved appearance of the local environment; an added organ ized factor for progressive legisla tlon beneficial to the farmer and to all residents of tho country towns; bringing a distinct element of 'help fulness Into Isolated farm homes, awakening Interest among the boys and girls of the country, stimulating wholesome rivalry, while promoting needed community co-operation. In short, the Grange is declared to pay because it lives up to the best definition that has ever been given of tho Grange, which is this: " The pur- poso of the Grange Is to develop tho individual capacity of each member for the good of tho whole; and then in turn to organize tho power of the whole for tho good of each individual member." Surely If the Grange Is living up to that purpose, along tho lines that have been indicated, it is worth all it costs, no matter bow great that cost may be. However, tho "balance sheet" in question Is Interesting and will tend to give many people a new realization of tho order, its size and Its possibilities. " I shall have absolutely no poli tics In my administration," ho an nounced emphatically. " I propose to manage Philadelphia exactly as I would go about It If It were a prlvato corporation, Instead of a municipal corporation." But does Mr. Blankenburg know of any prlvato corporation In which pol itics does not play a conspicuous part? Do you? There Is no walk of life, no vocation or avocation, in which politics Is not played constant ly. Ordinary tact is politics. The word politics Is derived from a Greek word meaning citizen. One of Its definitions Is " pertaining to a constitutional, as distinguished from a despotic, form of government." In other words, that which Is of or be longs to the citizen Is political in its nature. Nero might have been call ed non-political. Gcorgo Washing ton was a politician. A representative Tjody is of neces sity a political body. A question af fecting tho whole peoplo is political. Tariff Is political and can never be anything else, altnougu now forms of dealing with It may reduce the log rolling to a minimum. As a manufacturer and an employ er of labor, Mr. Blankenburg must know as .well as anybody elBe how Important it is to play politics in his own office, to mollify this subordin ate, to discipline that one, to reward hero and punish there. Tho father who Induces his child to study or to work voluntarily and enthusiastically through Indirect methods is playing politics. We have politics In the school room, politics in church, politics everywhere except in t'ho grave. "Ah! but that Is politics In Its best sense," you protest. Not necessarily. Mr. Blanken burg's method of rewarding and pun ishing his employes In the factory may 'be very unfair and unjust. Tho father's devices for governing his children with the least possible fric tion may be unwise. Most of us know how often church politics is not "politics In Its best sense." And politics in Its worst sense is only a good thing' poorly or wickedly done. When Mr. Blankenburg says that he will give Philadelphia an adminlS' tratlon absolutely dovold of politics he tells us In effect that ho will give Philadelphia a regime devoid of com mon sense, of tact and of good re sults. He tells us that ho means to do something that neither he nor any other man can do. As well might ho affirm that he will neither smlfo nor frown during his tenure of of fice, for both smiles and frowns are political in their effect. The one is intended to please for a purpose, the other to Intimidate. Tho very opprobrium attaching to tho word "politics" represents tho best achievement of a particular kind of politics energetically played for tho last decade or more. Do not bo a party to perpetuating this ludicrous error of condemning politics as anything unworthy, some thing intrinsically vicious. On the contrary, it is basically good. Harrlshurg Telegraph. Only Venrly Paper Printed in Alaska In the had old days the masters of tho whaling vessels sailing from San Francisco to tho far North used to glvo the Alaskan Eskimos raw "fire water In order to secure tho valu able furs they had obtained during the .long Arctic winter, says tho Jan uary Wido World. Little they dreamed that these fierce children of the North would ono day bo so ad vanced as to print their own news paper! After tho terrible slaughter by tho whalers of the alcohol-frenzied natives at Cape Prince of Wales In Bering Strait, it was a rather ticklish Job for a white man to start a Bible class. Still, H. A. Thorn ton attempted It, but he was shot dead by a boy of 14, who was killed in his turn by his own kinsman. This affair happened In 1890. Two years after W. T. Lopp appeared on the scene with his wife. They set tled at Capo Prince of Wales, and year after year, until 1903, they taught them boatbuilding, carpen- The reindeer was Introduced from Sibedia, and Mr. Lopp got his pupils to learn to rear the herds. He also taguht them boat-bulldlng, carpen tering, etc., and, to put a final touch to his valuable work, he had a small press brought from the States, and It was not long after that his will ing pupils were able to compose and print their own paper. This Is prob ably the only yearly newspaper In tho world tho Eskimo Bulletin. Vvx v t When my daughter was 4 years old she sat gazing at the notes on a piece of music, when she suddenly looked up and said: " Mamma, hero's a lot of little boys on a wire fence," and, lookng down at It, said, after a moment's thought, "and some of 'em got hats on." Exchange. WILLIAMS' KIDNEY PILLS Have you overworked your nervous sys tem and caused trouble with your kid neys and bladder? Have you pali.s In loins, side, back anil bladder? Have you a flabby appearance nt the face, and un der the eyes? A fivquoht desire to pass urine? If so. Williams' Kidney Pills will cure you DrURglst, 1'rlco COc. WILLIAMS MFC. C. 'V, . lvlnd.OM.i run SALE BY C. O. JAB WIN. GO T EE PDAMAM'C -FOR- Fine Draught Teams and Driving Horses. FARM MARES A SPECIALTY. All horses sold as represented by a reliable mau. FIRST CLASS LIVERY. Coaches for weddings and funerals. BUS CALLS promptly answered both 'phones. 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NOT WITH BOASTING OR SELF-LAUDATION BUT WITH THANKFULNESS AND PRIDE The Honesdale National Bank following statement of easily FACTS : makes the I verified FIRST : It is the oldest bank in Honesdale and has had SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS' EXPERIENCE. SECOND : -In its vaults on December 5th, 1911, it had in CASH $104,548.33 and has more in quick as sets, Government and High Grade Railroad Bonds, with approved Reserve Agents, etc., than its total DEPOSIT liability. THIRD : It was chartered for the purpose cf taking care of the banking needs ot this community ana is PREPARED to do it, raying three per cent, m- toY-nct. rm SAVTMfJR A PnmTNTR FOURTH : Its Board of Directors comprises men of tho highest standing, willing at all times to extend liberal accommodation upon satisfactory security. OFFICERS : HENRY Z. RUSSELL, President ANDREW THOMPSON, Vice President LEWIS A. HOWELL, Cashier ALBERT C. LINDSAY, Asst. Cashier DIRECTORS : Henry Z. Russell Andrew Thompson Edwin F. Torrey Homer Greene Horace T. Menner James C. BIrdsall Louis J. Dorfllngcr E. B. Hardenbergh Philip R. Murray THE HONESDALE NATIONAL BANK extends to everyone in Northeastern Pennsylvania the Compliments of the Season and suggests that a bank book issued by this institution, appended to the cheerful Christmas Tree, makes a practical pift for the boy or girl, inspiring them along the path of economy and Jlirift ; producers of success and comfort. One dollar will start an account and you can send it by mail and we will issue tho book as you direct. THE NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF MILWAUKEE, WIS. Aftency at Honesdale, Wayne Co., Pa. FROM TUB 63d ANNUAL. REPORT. Total admitted assets S . 273,813,003,55 Total Insurance In force 1,080,239,708.00 Total number policy-holders 425,481.00 New Insurance Reported and paid for In 1910 , 118,789.033.00 Increase In Insurance In force over 1909 67,240,613.00 Total Income for 1910 , 51,979,892.2s Total payment to policy-holders , 82,80,893.00 Ratio of expense and taxes to Income , 1178 per cent YOU VlltU MAtLiU INU IV IUU Willi u. a. xiiMubtir, Agent. HONESDALE, PA.