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Illinois Man Has Held Senaie
Seat For Twenty-nine Years,
WELCOMES CHANGE TO QUIT.
Poorer Now Than When He Entered
Congress Nearly Half Century Ago.
Is Eighty-two Years Old and Says He
Will Go Way Back and Sit Down.
Senator Shelby 11. Cullom of Illinois
will leave congress nfter nearly fifty
years of continuous service without re
gret on his own account or bitterness)
toward any man. The venerable Illi
nois Republican will cud twenty-nine
years of service In the senate a poorer
man than when he took his seat In
that body. By some It Is said thnt the
Illinois senator Is almost entirely de
pendent on his salary.
In ucknowled,'i"S his defeat In the
Illinois primaries Senator Cullom ap
peared the most cheerful loser Imagi
nable. Senators crowded around his
seat In the senate to express their re
gret, but ho smiled and assured tliein
it was all for the best. Senator Cul
lom Is one of the best loved men In
the senate, and his defeat was taken
to heart by the employees. Ills retire
ment will Just about bo the cud of the
so called old guard In the senate. First
Aldrlch went, then Hale of Maine;
death claimed Klklns of West Virginia
and Frye of Maine, and now Cullom
of Illinois goes. These great changes
in the senate have occurred within a
Glad He's Through.
"Yes, I am defeated," said Senntor
Cullom. "I nni through, and I am
glad of !t. I did not want to be a
candidate again. I told the boys so.
but they seemed to think I owed it to
them to go In once more. 'Well, like
Sullivan, I went In the ring once too
often. Wasn't that what Sullivnn
paid? You see. I am elchty-two years
old. If I had been re-elected I would
have been eighty-three when I took
office again. Frankly, a man who
serves as long as I have In public life
ought to be willing to quit at eighty
three, don't you think so?
"Some of the boys In Illinois told me
to make the race, and when It was
over If I lost, as I told them In ad
vance I thought I would, they said
they would see that I got an appointive
ofhVo. Hut 1 said to them: 'No. If I
nm to bo defeated,' I told them, 'I
would welcome the opportunity to
quit.' I will now 'go nway back and
sit down,' as they say In the song. 1
will not have a great many years more
to live, and I can afford to spend them
In rest and retirement. The state of
Illinois has been good to me. Every
body lias been kind nnd good to me.
You newspaper men, riost of all, have
been good to me. Why, the kind
things you have written about me
have made me cry sometimes.
Got Poorer Each Year.
"I have been getting a little poorer
financially every year I have been In
office. I have less property today than
I had the day I left Springfield, nearly
thirty years ago, to take my seat In
the senate. Perhaps that Is my fault.
Some men think of Investments and
have good business sense. I never
thought of things of that kind.
"I would not know how to go about
making money. I never had any taste
for It. Some of you boys sny that my
lack of property after a life In office Is
due to my honesty, but other men,
Just as honest, In public life made
money. And they have made It hon
estly. I am not ready to condemn
men with sagacity and foresight
enough to make Investments that re'
suit in profits that will provide for
themselves nnd their families In their
old age or support dependent relatives
nfter they are gone. I simply did not
like to think about business. I found
pleasure in the kind of life I led. My
tastes were slmnic. My family, like
myself, preferred a simple life. So It
was agreeable for me to go along with
out any thought of money making."
TROOPS IN THE PHILIPPINES.
Reorganization of Division to Be Com
pleted by July 1.
At the beginning of tho new llscnl
year on July 1 t lie proposed reorgani
zation of the Philippines division of
the army will have been completed
There will remain to garrison the Is
lands two regiments of cavalry and
four of Infantry, a reduction by one
half of the number of regiments now
maintained there. Those remaining
will be recruited up to full war
strength, which will give them prac
tically the same number of rltles as the
twelve regiments now have.
The movement homeward has al
ready begun. The Fourteenth cavalry
and Third Infantry aro now on the
way to the United States, tho Twenty
first Infantry will embark from Manila
April 15, tho Second cavalry and Nine
teenth Infantry May 15 and the Sixth
and Ninth Infantry June 15. This
movement Is In lino with the proposal
to keep permanent regiments In the
Philippines, changing only the officers,
whoso tour of duty will be Increased to
A list of officers Is being made at the
war department, and those having the
least foreign service will bo the first
nicked for duty away from tho station
to fill vacancies as thev occur.
IJUYS TjANI) ALONG OAMAOOON
CKHICK STATU TO BUILD
It's Just one continual mystory
after another in this building dams
In tho Dclawnro business nnd Its
cither nn enormous undertaking
or Its ono of the most colossal fakes
slnco tho days of tho Cnrdlff Olnnt,
says tho Calllcoon Domocrnt.
For the pnst week two men, ap
parently speculators, havo been try
ing to securo options on nil tho lnnd
from tho mouth of Calllcoon creek
up to Hortonvlllo. They havo al
ready secured a threo months option
on tho Fanhcl property on tho dug
wny Just above Major Koso's nnd
have made offers for tho Grnebncr
property across tho creek, Georgo
Ihrlg's property near tho proposed
dam and Mrs. 'Itosonbergcr's hotel
and land. Wo understand that they
gavo $115 an acre for tho Fauhol
pleco which Is a very steep hill and
mostly stone; land that Is of no use
except for tho stone It contains.
There hns been considerable spec
ulation as to tho reason .for these
offers, nnd It has been reported that
tho State was to erect a dam at this
plnco and flood the whole Horton
vlllo as far as North Branch and
make it a huge reservoir to supply
tho river during the summer when
tho water Is always low, and also to
utilize It for power purposes. This
docs not seem possible for as yet
the State has made no surveys nor
has a mnp of the proposed undertak
ing been made, similar to the ones
which have been made for tho Dela
waro river undertaking. It may
he possible that speculators are tak
ing a chance on tho State buying this
property when they start tho river
dams; but tho chanco seems a long
ono and very unlikely.
The Conservation hill which wo
spoke of In last week's Democrat,
was defeated In the Assembly and
thoreforo no legislation will be en
acted In regard to the Delaware river
dams until next year at least. The
men who havo been trying to secure
options on land along tho creek have
not desisted since the bill was de
feated, but are going right ahead
and it Is possible that they 'have
something else In view.
(Special to The Citizen )
Paupack, April 12.
Tho White school closed Wednes
day, April 10. The entertainment
was held Tuesday evening and the
following program was rendered:
Vacation song, school; recitation,
"American Flag," Edith Gumble;
recitation, "Pussy Willow," Frances
Singer; recitation, "Mine Vamily,"
Floyd Gumble; dialogue, "Gramma
tical Difficulties," Blanche Fowler,
Dorothea Gumble; recitation, "Faith
less," Nelly Gray, Anna Gumble;
reading, "innocents Abroad." Flor
ence Schultz; song, "Star Spangled
nanner, school; recitation. "Bovs."
Leland Gumhlo; recitation, "Ride of
Collins Graves," Hilda Vetterleen;
reading, 'iMark Twain's Watch,"
Arthur Trlvelplece; dialogue, "Mrs.
ueaoouy s Boarder," five girls and
two boys; recitation, "Setting a
Hen," Itobert Schultz; duet, "Blow
on Lovely Zephyr," Hilda Vetterleen
and Blanche Fowler; recitation,
"Too Many of We," Edna Singer;
dialogue, "Nameless," 'Mr. Schultz,
Arthur Trlvelplece, Lawrence Singer
and .loo Gumble; recitation, "Smllo
Whenever You Can," Louise Singer;
dialogue, "Pat's Excuse," Blanche F.
and Hilda Vetterleen; recitation,
"A Yankee in Love," Norman Swin
gle; song, " Farewell," school.
Jtev. S. Treat preached a most in
teresting Easter sermon last Sunday.
Mrs. Bennett visited Mrs. It. Huff,
Tafton, last .week.
Laura and Edson Green are stay
ing with their grandparents,- Mr.
and Mrs. B. F. Killam.
B. F. Killam went to Scranton
Shiny Mount school closed Tues
day, the 9th.
Lois Carlon and Mildred Brink, of
ureeniown, arc employed by B. F.
The L. A. S. was hold with Mrs.
Edw. Probst, Thursday.
Dorothea and Warren Gumble
spent Saturday with their cousin,
neien j. lunam.
Mr. and Mrs. 'William Schott, of
Lackawaxen, spent several days of
last week with their son, George,
oi mis piaco.
Emanual Holland has purchased
tho T. L. Greon property.
Mario Hartwlck spent Easter with
nor urotner, Adam, of Clarks Sum
Edna Sonn, a student of the
i scranton Business College, is spend
! Ing her vacation at her homo here
A tow of Clarence Purdv's friends
gave him a surprise on Wednesday
evening, it being the anniversary of
Charles Ordnung, who has been
working In Deposit, is homo on a
I Dorothy Deln cntertainod a num
her of her lriends at "500" on Fri
Miss Laura Mnlln and Ida Spran
del, of Scranton. spent Sunday with
KELLAM & BRAMAN.
(Special to The Citizen )
Uov. F. Bowen has been returned
to us fo ranother year.
Hamilton Braman left last Mon
day on his way to Carthage, N. Y.
lie will visit some relatives at
Masonvllle and BInghamton.
Elma and Helen Kent, of Port
Jervls spent a few days last weok
with their grandmother, Mrs. Hary
Our school has closed. Our teach
er. Miss Woolheator, will bo greatly
missea as sho has been so much
help and superintendent of tho Sun
day school the past winter.
Mrs. James Kemp has gone to
BInghamton to visit her son for t
two weeks' rest.
Fredorlck HInoman, of Port Jer
vis, visueu ai l.ouib itaunor s over
Tho L. A. S. met at Mrs. Louis
Raunors April 4, and was well at
tonded. Forty-threo wero present,
anu tho proceeds wero $5,35.
Tho supper hold at tho Braman
church was a success socially and fl
nanclally. Proceeds $14.80.
Miss Addlo Rauner Is visiting her
brother, Frank, in Susquehanna.
BUT OF THE JAWS OF DEATH
Hy FKANK A. IIUIIUKLL, Lata l'lvnto 1st Penn. Vol. nnd Oopt.
Co. I) 07th Penn. Portage, Wash.
(Copyrighted 1912 by Frank A. iHub
ble, Yakima, Wash.)
Walked a half mllo to tho rear,
then gradually mndo demonstrations,
similar to troops marching, getting
louder and more of It nearlng tho
bridge until tho first comrade re
ceived tho challenge, Halt! Wo wero
now strung out n quarter of a mllo.
Tho first In lino gavo his command,
hnlt the second farther back, halt;
tho third still farther In the rear tho
same, and so on until wo could
scarcely hear the last man. It
sounded like n regiment marching.
And 'when tho answer to tho chal
lenge was given by Capt. 'Meany
whose coarse, rough voice answer
ed to the command, "Who comes
there.'' His answer, "The advance
of Sherman's army." "Forward!"
"Forward!" Each comrade com
mander repeating the command,
All we could discern was a quick
rustle at the bridge gathering their
accoutrements and dashing away
down along the river bank. Wo had
by our ruse captured their bridge,
baggage and stores, which consisted
of little hoe cake In a dilapidated
That wo were not Li a district
where they had trailing hounds was
known to us from Information gained
through the darkles on our hack
course. Wo decided after a consid
erably controversy that upon their
discovery of our bare foot-prints in
tho mud on the approach to tho
bridge, they would understand our
ruse and would be certain to sum
mon every available person to Join
In the hunt for escaped Yankees.
Crossing the bridge and walking
a mile on tho muddy road, making
our trail very plain, we gradually
turned towards the timber on our
left and after reaching the brush,
carefully, we returned to the bridge,
leaving no distinguishable evidence
of our march over tho fallen leaves,
passing under it through the water
and coming up the bank some two
hundred feet to the right we found
a thicket near the bank where we
could watch the bridge. Here we
slept till morning.
Durbrow had a small chunk of
corn bread In his sack which would
provide food for the time being
at least sustain life for 21 hours, lit
tle less than the ration wo some
times received In Llbby for that
length of time.
It would bo uninteresting to the
reader were I to record every little
event that occurred along our route.
More especially that of obtaining
loou, wnieti was llrst of importance
In this struggle for liberty. But I
will say, we wero very well provided
for, such as It was, mostly corn
bread furnished by the slaves, the
black men and tho loyal union man
or woman, until we reached the
North Carolina mountains.
To be suro some days we would
become weak for want of food but
seldom of long duration until In the
I have endeavored In this narrative
to publish the most important and
perilous circumstances confining my
words to tho exact conditions at all
times whero some of less interest
might probably detract and grow
Tho rays from the warm sun tho
next morning made us feel quite
cheerful; and that wo had accom
plished so many miles successfully.
each comrade in comparatively good
health, and again this was far prof-
erablo to our remaining as prisoners,
even though at times wo suffered so
much. Tho great hope wo entertain
ed, the liberty that would be our
reward, were wo successful, gave us
strength, energy and daring that
might bo lessened under any other
There were times when wo became
Irritable, peevish and contrary in
our deliberations, as to tho best
course to pursue, and will call to tho
mind of my comrades who wero
with mo In this distress, whero two
actually fought, but restored to each
other their comradeship in tears.
It was but a little whllo after wo
awoke when seven men on horses
made their appearance near tho op
posite approach, examined our
tracks, crossed tho bridge and disap
peared on our trail.
Wo felt confident It would lead
thorn on towards tho mountains.
Therefore, wo would remain In our
hiding place until night, giving them
an opportunity to get far ahead on
the courso they naturally would sup
poso wo had gone, as tho direction
was nearer to our outposts than any
other through tho Caroiinas from
whore wo came.
In tho middle of tho afternoon wo
heard a cow bell. Nearer it camo
and to our surprise from tho samo
direction In which wo had come. On
peering through tho bushes, our joy
was grcnt, as an aged black man
walking In our tracks, making closo
observations at every bush uutil in
front of our seclusion, looking
squarely .at our thicket. Wo parted
tho bushes so that ho could see us.
Every feature of his fact lit up with
a Joyous smllo as ho rang the cow
boll furiously. Ho gavo signs of his
deafness. Presently on top of the
bank camo his wife, who In a low
tono explained that her husband was
void of speech hut could hear some.
Ho had taken tho boll to warn her
should bo discover us first. Tho
homo guard had stopped at their
cabin on tho road somo mllo and a
half distant, Inquiring It they had
seen escaped Yankees go' along their
Thcso old people, truo friends, put
their heads together, found our track
(lntont on giving us aid) while wo
folt perfectly secure, belloving wo
hnd covered our foot-prints, yet
thcso black people traced them out.
Tho black woman returned to her
home Dave, her husband, finding a
hiding placo and a position to guard
against cowans nnd ovc-droppcrs, un
til dark, when he led us in a cir
cuitous route to near tholr home.
She had prepared threo Johnny
cakes to take on our way, giving us
valuable Information as to tho lo
cality and surroundings.
CTo bo Continued.)
(Special to Tho Citizen.)
'Milanvlllc, April 13.
Mr. KIngsley McCullough returned
to BInghamton on Saturday last af
ter spending a few days with his
grandmother, Mrs. D. H. Beach.
Mrs. w. D. Yerkes returned home
from BInghamton, Monday.
Miss Lorcna Skinner, who Is
Atter.ion iB called to tne STRENGTH
The FINANCIER of New York
City has published a ROLL OP
HONOR of the 11,470 State Banke
and Trust Companies of United
States. In this list the WAYNE
COUNTY SAVINGS BANK
Stands 38th in the United States
Stands lOtli in Pennsylvania.
Stands FIRST in Wavne County.
Capital, Surplus, $550,000.00
Total ASSETS, $3,000,000.00
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