Newspaper Page Text
T1IK CIT1SEUN, WEDNESDAY, MAHOII 27, 1DJ2.
Soinl-Weeklr I'mmiloil IfMIH; Weekly l-'otniiksl 1841.
Published Wednesdays and Fridays by the Citizen Publishing Company.
Entered ns second-elnss matter, at the postofflro. Honcsdnlo, Pa.
E, IJ. HAUDENUEHGH. . .? PRESIDENT
H. C. VAN ALSTYNE and E. B. CALLAWAY MANAGING EDITORS
M, II. U.t.KN,
II. VI I.RON,
e. n. luiinrcxuKRrtii
W. W. WOOD
' Our Mauls tcho favor us with contributions, and desire to have the same re
urved, should in every case enclose stamps for that putpose.
ONE YEAR $1.50 THREE MONTHS 38c
SIX MONTHS .7b ONE MONTH 13c
Remit by Express Money Order, Draft, Pout Offlce Order or Registered
letter. Addrtss all communications to Tho Citizen, No. 803 Main street.
All notices of shows, or other entertainments held for tho purpose of
making money or any Items that contain advertising matter, will only b"
admitted to this paper on payment of regular advertising rates. Nolke
of entertalnmonts for the benefit of churches or for charitable purpose'
whore a fee Is charged, will be published at half rates. Curds or thanks,
GO cents, memorial poetry and resolutions of respect will be charged for at
the rate of n cent n word. Advertising rates on application.
WEDNESDAY, MAHOII 27, Il)12.
A THOUGHT KOK TO-DAY.
Life Is not so short but that thero is always time enough for courtesy.
ATTACKING THE COURTS.
The Wayne Independent has resumed Us attack upon tho Courts. 'In
a rocont issue It says editorially:
" Another'cause of tho rapid Increase of socialism In this
country Is tho lack of confidence people have In tho
courts. They see tho big and Influential criminals es
caping justice while tho poor and unlnfluontlal men
who commit petty crimes arc railroaded to states
This statement Is as Incorrect as It Is unwlso and unfair. It is not
true that tho poor and uninfluentlal lo not have equal justice In the courts
of this country with the rich and powerful. The courts of Wayne county"
furnish a good criterion. What citizen of Wayne county ever suffered In
justice at the hands of Its courts because he was poor and without In
iluonce? Go back to a time within the recollection of most of us and look
down tho line of our judges, beginning with Judge Henry M. Seely In 1884.
Doos any one recall that during his ten years on the 'bench any suspicion
arose that Judge Seely was not dealing out exact and temperate Justice to
all persons, rich and poor alike, who came into his Court? Take tho fif
teen years service on the bench of tho late Judge George S. Purdy. Will the
Independent dare to assert or even to Intimate, that in any single Instance
Judgo Purdy was over swayed In his rulings or judgments by tho social or
financial position of any lltlgont? Take the present incumbent of the of
fice, Judgo A. T. Searlo. Who will saythat in his incum'bency of two and a
half years any one has suffered Injustice at his hands by reason of lack
of means or of influence?
What Is true in Wayne county Is true of the adjoining counties, as
many of our citizens know, and of the ontiro state. And what is truo of
Pennsylvania is true of all other states in tho Union. The people of this
country havo confidence in their Judges. With wide opportunities of
choice they have selected certain men to occupy the 'bench because they
havo had confidence In them. They have confidence also In the good sense
and Integrity of their Juries made up from among themselves. And the
judgo and Jury constitute the court. It is possible that here and there may
bo found a partial or a venal Judge: Rare instances of the kind havo been
-well authenticated. And all will agree that no condemnation or lawful
punishment can be too severe for an occupant of the bench who prostitutes
bis high office. But one corrupt judge, If thero be such ,in a thousand
doos not give license to any one to make a general onslaught on the
bench. If The Independent can substantiate the partiality or corruption of
any judgo let It do so. If his fault Is proven he should ho driven from the
bench. But when it charges the courts of the country as a whole, Includ
ing the courts of Wayne county, with favoritism and venality It Is going too
far. Attacking the courts is a dangerous business. Attempting to under
mine the confidence of the people Is playing with, fire. It Is giving aid and
sympathy to the enemies of good government. It Is Inspiring with cour
age criminals and anarachlsts and all those who pray upon or seek to de
destroy organized society. It is tho duty of a public Journal to uphold the
just authority of the courts and the law and not to seek to destroy It.
DUTIES OF STATE DELEGATES.
In another place in this issue is printed an Interview with Homer
Greene In which ho discusses certain statements made by Messrs. Crossley
and Samson, Roosevelt candidates for delegates to the State convention,
concerning their attitude toward him as a candidate for Congressman-at-Large.
Mr. Greene's statement Is an eminently fair one, but he might have
added that while Messrs. Samson and Crossley are doubtless excellent
young men, the value of their services to tho party as delegates at the state
convention, If they are elected, Is exceedingly doubtful. As Mr. Greene says,
their solo apparent purpose In standing as candidates Is to help the Rooso
But there are other things to be done at tho state convention besides
electing delegates to the national convention. An auditor general and a
state treasurer are to be nominated, as well as four congressmen-at-largo
and thirty-eight presidential electors. But not the least Important busi
ness of the convention will bo tho adoption of a platform of principles. It
Is hardly to bo supposed that young men who have not up to this time
manifested any deep Interest In party affairs will be capable of rendering
any great service in the building, of a party platform. It Is tho undoubted
desiro of Wayne county Republicans that Hon. C. Fred Wright shall recelvo
tho nomination for state treasurer, and It Is understood that Messrs. Sam
Bon and Crossley will, If elected, vote for him. But their assistance to
him would necessarily be confined to their votes. 'Having no acquaintance
with influential Republicans or party workers outside the county, and no
familiarity with party rules, customs and methods, they could, no matter
what their desire, 'be of little service to Mr. Wright In his contest for the
nomination. Nor do wo fully agree with Mr. Greene that his nomination
for congressman-at-largo Is only among tho remote possibilities. We
believe tho convention will think twice and stretch a -point beforo It will
lose the opportunity of strengthening tho state ticket by the addition of
his name. And if it should bo necessary to do some work for him at Har
risburg, tho efforts of Messrs. Samson and Crossley would, for tho reasons
above given, be practically futile.
Dr. L. P. Cooke and William F. RIefier havo 'been for many years
active In tho servlco of tho Republican party. They aro thoroughly fa
miliar with its rules, customs and methods. They have a wide acquaint
ance with Influential Republicans throughout the state. They are aggres
sive and resourceful. It stands to reason that If anything Is to bo accom
plished by tho Wayne county delegates In "bohalf of men In whom Wayne
county Is especially Interested, that accomplishment Is vastly moro certain
If the business Is entrusted to experienced hands. In tho meantime,
whether thoy win or lose, wo welcome Messrs. Samson and Crossley to ac
tlvo participation In party matters In Wayne county. Tho Republican
party has room and work to do for all the clean, candid, Intelligent young
men who bellovo lu her principles.
In view of the announcement made
through tho Independent that Messrs.
Samson and Crossley, Roosevelt
candidates for delcgato to tho state
convention, would, If elected, support
the candidacy of Homer Greeno for
congressman-at-largo, a representa
tive of Tho Citizen called on Mr.
Groene at his office to obtain his
vlow of tho matter. Mr. Greeno au
thorized tho following statement to
" My present concern Is In my can
didacy for delegate to the national
convention. I am not seeking the
nomination for congressman-at-largo,
nor do I think It probable, ow
ing to territorial necessities, that the
state convention would consider plac
ing one of the nominations for con
gressmen nt largo In this district. I
think the candidacy of Messrs. Sam
son and Crossley has been put forth
solely In the Interest of Col. Roose
velt, and was not intended to bo In
any sense antagonistic to me as a
candidate for congressman-at-largo
had I been such a candidate. Tho
matter is however of very llttlo Im
portance compared with the larger
questions Involved. My personal In
terests, whatever thoy may havo
been, or may still bo, should not en
ter Into tho consideration of the vot
ers at tho primaries., The Issue at
stako Is far greater than that. Per
mit mo to say also that I consider
tho candidacy of theso young men nl
sign of party health rathor than a'
party menace. They undoubtedly
rcprcsont a sontlmont within tho par
ty. And howovor strong or however
weak that sontlmont may be, it
should havo tho right to express It
self at tho primaries. Fortunately,
under our present system, tho fullest
opportunity is glvon for tho expres
sion of divergent opinions nt tho
primaries. And for this opportunity
nil men of all parties should bo truly
grntoful. If theroforo tho candidacy
of Messrs. SaniBon and Crossley glvo
any considerable portion of tho Re
publican voters of tho county an op
portunity to express by their ballots
an opinion that otherwiso could not
bo so expressed, then their candi
dacy Is to bo welcomed and not con
demned. " Let mo say, finally, howovor, that
It Is my personal conviction that tho
candldato for delegate to cither tho
national or stato convention who
commits himsolf unreservedly to tho
candidacy of Mr. Roosovolt or Mr.
Taft or any other seeker for tho pres
idential nomination, Is making a
serious mistake. Ho is putting him
self In a position whero tho success
or failure of one man's ambition
counts for everything, and tho suc
cess or failure of his party counts
for nothing in comparison. I be
lieve this to ibo a mistaken policy.
I believe tho uninstructed, unfettered
delegate, in this crisis, Is In a way to
do vastly better servlco to his party
and his country than tho ono who
goes committed Irrevocably to tho
fortunes of any slnglo candldato."
Republican Club Imlorf.cs Taft; De
Whereas, William Howard Taft,
the President of tho United States,
Is a candidate for denomination by
his party, after four years of effi
cient and' successful administration
of tho affairs of tho government;
Whereas, Upon the subject of re
call of judges and of judicial decis
ions he has consistently, wisely and
ably maintained the Integrity of tho
bench, tho Independence of tho Ju
diciary and the finality of decisions
of courts of last resort;
Resolved, That tho Republican
Club of tho City of New York here
by Indorses the administration of
President Taft and his candldaoy
for renomlnation by tho Republican
Resolved, That the Republican
Club hereby expresses its unqualified
disapprvai and condemnation of tho
doctrines of recall of judges and of
judicial decisions. Such doctrines
aro contrary to tho settled policy of
tho Republican party and tho con
stitutional theory of tho govern
ment. They are Popullstic to an ex
treme degree. They substitute Im
pulse and passion for the well con
sidered judgments of courts of last
resort, reached after careful re
search and study by judges of exper
ience, trained and best qualified to
determine grave constitutional
Resolved, That In tho judgment of
the Republican Club It has become
and should be the wise policy of
this country that no single Individual
should fill the great office of Presi
dent more than two terms; and
Resolved, That the president of
the club appoint a committee of
twenty-five, with power to add to Its
membership, for the purposo of co
operating with other organizations
to secure their adoption of similar
resolutions and their indorsement of
the principles herein expressed.
I hereby announce myself as a
candldato for a delegate from the
Fourteenth Congressional district to
the National Republican Convention
to be held in Chicago In June, favor
ing the nomination of Theodore
Roosevelt for President. Primaries
April 13, 1912.
D. R. STEPHENS,
23el8t. Athens, Pa.
Easter Displays Of
Been selling Clothes for a good many years doing it in a sat
isfactory waystyles, prices, quality and time of delivery, all exactly
right. And the "Square Deal" feature enters into all our transactions.
But What ; Readiness
For Spring and Summer?
We Are Ready, Are You ?
You will find something
hero especially fitted to the
wants of the fastidious man
to say nothing of his needs.
We bought our now goods
for the benefit of "Discrimi
nating Ones," who appreciate
good things when they see
We respectfully call your
attention to our Children's
department We have all the
season's novelties for the little
CTitouBt mmmC. Vf" r .
Wo want to quicken tho
minds of our readers to realize
what a visit to our recently
improved store will mqan For
instance, you will be shown
Spring and Summer Clothing
tastefully displayed. Our
Knox Spring stylo Hats are
here. And thero are other
incentives held out for you to
come and see us. You aie
We carry a large lino of
Trunks, Bags and Dress Suit
Cases. In our Furnishing
Department we carry the
Columbia shirt with the new
double reversible cuff.
Eddie Murphy, of White Mills, has
departed for Baltimore to report for
duty on the base ball team of that!
Many l'eoplo Cannot Pronounce
Name of World's Most Famous
Hlgh-o-me that's the proper way
to pronounce HYOMEI, the old re
liable remedy, that has rid tens of
thousands of people of that vile and
HYOMEI Is made of purest Aus
tralian eucalyptus combined with
thymol and other effective antisep
tics' and Is guaranteed to be free
from cocaine or any harmful drug.
HYOMEI is guaranteed to end tho
misery of catarrh, asthma, croup,
catarrhal deafness, bronchitis, coughs
or colds, or money back.
Breathe it that's all, no dosing the
stomach. Complete outfit, Including
indestructible Inhaler, $1.00. Extra
bottles of HYOMEI If needed, 50
cents at Pell, tho druggist, and
HOW TO RAISE
Top dress your meadows with 100 lbs. nitrate of soda and 300 lbs. of
Bowker's Grass Mixture to tho acre and you can doublo your yield of
grass. Total cost for complete mixture- $5.75 per acre.
Why not try this formula and make greater profits?
'Wo have used this mixture on our own farm for ten years and know
what wo aro talking about, come in and see us.
ay M, Male, Pa.
EVERYTHING VOK THE FARM.
THE R. S. HOWARD PIANO
Well known in this county, and known well.
The It. S. Howard Piano at Its prlco Is tho best known piano on the
American market, and It's guaranteed a lifetime.
Prices on R. S. Howard Piano from $250.00
to $300.00. On easy payments. No interest.
Free Tuning for two years. Stool and Scarf free.
We carry an insurance for your interest for three
F. A. JENKINS MUSIC HOUSE,
LYRIC THEATRE BUILDING, Honesdale.
DINGHAM BUILDING, Howley.
1871 41 YEARS OF SUCCESS 1912
BECAUSE we have been transacting a SUCCESSFUL
banking business CONTINUOUSLY since 1S71
and aro preparedand qualified to renderVALU
ABLE SERVICE to our customers.
BECAUSE of our HONORABLE RECORD for FORTY- S
BECAUSE of SECURITY guaranteed by our LARGE
CAPITAL and SURPLUS of $550,0o i 0
BECAUSE of our TOTAL "ASSETS of $3,1 on.wm.Oo.
BECAUSE GOOD MANAGEMENT has made us tho
LEADING FINANCIAL INSTITUTION of
BECAUSE of theso reasons wo confidently ask you to
' become a depositor.
COURTEOUS treatment to all CUSTOMERS
whether their account is LARGE or SMALL.
INTEREST allowed from the FIRST of ANY
MONTH on Deposits mado ou or beforo tho
TENTH of tho month.
W. H. HOLMES, PRESIDENT, II. S. SALMON, Cashier.
HON. A. T. SEAltLE, Vko-Presldent. W. J. WAJtl), Asst. Cashier
T. B. CLARK.
B. W. GAM MIC LI j
V. F. SUYUAM,
H. J. CONGER.
W. B. HOLMES,
C. J. SMITH.
II. S. SALMON.
J. W. FARLEY,
P. P. KIMBLE,
A. T. SEAltLE,
GIVE YOUR HOUSE A HAIR CUT.
Floxlble Shaft Horso Clippers
$7.50; Hand Horso Clippers, ?1.25 to
12.00; Petlock Clippers, $1.00; Cut
ting Plates for Clippers, $1.00 to
$1.50; Clipper Knives sharpened 50
conts. Murray Co., Honesdale, Pa.