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THE CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 1912.
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ROBERT K. YOUNG.
A. V. POWELL.
FRED E. LEWIS,
JOHN M. iMORIN,
ARTHUR R. RUPUEY,
ANDERSON H. WALTERS.
W. D. B. A1NEY.
H. C. JACKSON.
THE ATTITUDE OF THE CITIZEN.
Tlio Citizen is n Republican news
paper. It believes In the principles
or the Republican party. It will
support nil of its party candidates.
Tlio Republican State Convention
lias selected a state ticket. Tlio Cit
izen will give tliat ticket its loyal and
nggresslve support. We put that
ticket at the head of our columns to
day. The Republican party at tlio
Chicago convention in .luno will
name candidates for president and
vice-president of tlio United States.
Those candidates will receive our
hearty support. If Roosevelt Is the
convention's candidate he will 1)0 our
candidate. If Taft is the conven
tion's candidate lie will be our candi
date. If n dark horse is nominated
avo will support lit in. Wo recognize
tlio right of political majorities to
name candidates. Xot to do so is to
invite party anarchy. The Citizen is
a Republican newspaper.
THOUGHT FOR TO-DAY.
Easy jobs are hard jobs to hold.
The Western farmers of late years
have been abandoning pasturage and
cattle-grazing fields to plant more
corn. But there are at this time
neither corn nor cattle enough In
the country. Supply falls far short
of demand. The people who eat meat
are getting far more numerous than
the people who furnish the meat
supply. We must either get more
of our own farmers engaged in cat
tie raising or we must call upon out
side farmers in Canada, Mexico and
Argentina to supply our deficit.
For a man who loves to talk about
the square deal the Colonel seems to
follow a peculiarly unfair course in
his assaults upon President Taft. It
Is obvious that the President of the
United States cannot, without lnv
pairing the dignity of ihls high ot
fice, descend to the methods of cam'
palgning permissible to the private
citizen, but T. It. is remorseless in
pushing his advantage and driving
the President to defensive tactics
which are distasteful to him and not
relished by the country. First it was
In Massachusetts, now in Maryland,
and doubtless next in Ohio. But
such an example was hardly neces
sary to Impress upon voters the fact
that Mr. Roosevelt's Ideas of a square
deal are not always those of the or
THIC STATE TREASURER.
The Citizen regrets that the Re
publican Stato Convention did not
see fit to nominate C. Fred Wright
for Stato Treasurer. He has made
the most efficient treasurer the state
has had for many years. All con-
codo his rare qualifications for the
position, his devotion to his official
duty, and his effective conduct of the
business of the state. 'Moreover, by
party custom and usuage, having fill
ed the office by appointment ho was
entitled to the nomination. But the
convention thought differently. For
reasons which are obvious to those
who have watched the political cur
rent, and which are in no way de
rogatory to Mr. 'Wright, the conven
tion saw fit to wlthold from him this
honor. And the decision of tho con
vention on the subject of nomina
tions is the law of tho party.
In default of choosing Mr. Wright
tho convention could probably have
made no better selection than It did.
Robert K. Young Is well qualified for
tho position. Ho has already de
monstrated his capacity ly his term
of servico as Auditor General. The
Citizen congratulates him on his
nomination, and tho convention on
having made so wise a choice. Tho
Citizen Is not of thoso journals that
can seo no virtue In a person or pol
icy not of Its own choosing. Mr.
Young Is a Republican. Ho is well
fitted for the office to which ho as
pires. The Citizen will do all in its
power to further his triumphant
W, V. WOOD
MAY 8, 11)12.
THE STATIC COXVEXTIOX.
Tho principal political event of tho
past week was the holding of tho
Republican Stato Convention at Har-
rlsburg. Tho convention was entire
ly In control of that element in the
party that Tode into power on the
wave of Roosevelt sentiment In the
State. 'Whether that power will bo
brief or lasting depends upon tho
manner In which tho new leaders
exercise their authority. It Is safe
to say, however, that different meth
ods will have to be adopted from
thoso which wero put to use at the
time of the convention If the Pro
gressives are to continue to enjoy
the fruits of their victory.
So far as tho candidates are con
cerned it may 'bo said that a credit
able ticket was selected. Both Mr.
Young who was named for State
Treasurer and Mr. Powell who was
named for Auditor General are
worthy of tho support of all Repub
licans. The Citizen congratulates
them on their nomination and will
urge their election. The candidates
for qpngressmen-at-large are also
creditable representatives of the par
ty and will have the backing of the
Republicans of the state. The en
tire ticket will undoubtedly bo elect
ed In November. Tho delegates to
the national convention wero select
ed from among the Roosevelt par
tisans as they should have been in
view of the Roosevelt victory at the
primaries. The fortunes of the pres'
idcntlal electors will of course rise
or fall with the fortunes of tho (Re
publican presidential nominee. But
there is no reason at this writing to
believe that tho Republican party
will not carry this stato for whoever
may be named at Chicago. Tho Citi
zen Is not in sympathy with certain
features of the Roosevelt movement,
nor with the entire attitude of that
element of the Republican party
which has ridden into power on the
wave of Roosevelt sentiment. But
we recognize the convention at Har
risburg as tho convention of the Re
publican party, duly called and con
ducted, and we believe the candidates
named by that convention should re
ceive the hearty support of all Re
publicans in the state. We believe
in party regularity, in the rule of a
fairly chosen majority, and in the
continuance of Republican predomin
ance in this state, whether tho party
is in control of one element or an
As to tho new leaders, as to the
methods adopted by them, and as to
the platform put forth by them, we
shall have more to say.
HELP US HAYK A CLKAX TOW.V
Now that cleanlng-up time has
arrived, wo need the assistance of
every man, woman and child to keep
a clean and sanitary town. Our
greatest untidiness arises from tho
papers thrown in the street. 'Now
let each 'business man see that his
papers and rubbish are burned or
taken care of; business men located
on tho corners should not forget
that the side streets aro also a part
of tho town. If a garbage can would
be of any use to people living near
schools or factories, It can bo had
by applying to "Miss C. Peterson.
Wo do not wish children to soil
their hands or clothing by picking
up papers from the streets, but if
all our little folks will rofraln from
throwing papers, orange and banana
peel on tho walks, their share of tho
work will soon the noticeable.
Now that there Is a dumping
ground, wo hopo to seo a great Im
provement in tho appearanco pf our
river; there will ibo no causo for
tho banks being covered with kitchen
refuse, and swarming with files as in
the past season.
Wo also wish to call attention to
tho weeds allowed to grow through
tho borough. Last summor wo found
them In front of all tho hill-boards,
around tho telegraph and telophono
poles and along tho curbs of tho
street. Lot us begin early,. and pull
or uig them up ns soon as they an
pear. Our street commissioner
claims that It Is tho duty of overy
property holder to keep his placo
clean and free from weeds as far as
tho gutter, no mattor how far that
may bo from tho walks.
You aro all awaro that tho La
dles Improvement Society Is not an
organization of financiers; most of
what they accomplish Is duo to tho
aid and good -will of their follow
townsmon, so, as "many hands mako
ngnt worK," wo would ask that each
do his share to mako our town clean
Chairman of tho Committee on Sani
tation, Honesdalo Improvement
R. ti. IIAUnKNOEKCIII
METHODIST'S DIVIDED I
OX AMUSEMENTS RULE.
Minneapolis, May 6. MInlstors
of tho'MothodiBt Episcopal church
appear 'to bo equally divided on tho
question jyhothcr tho church law
prohibiting dancing, card playing,
gambling nnd going to theatres, cir
cuses and horseraces should be abol
ished by the Hoard of Bishops.
On the ground that their invest -
Rations showed thnt two-thirds ot
tho 3,200,000 members of tho church
either danced or went to circuses and
theatres without regarding It as be
ing sinful, the bishops declared that
the church 'law against these diver
sions, In force for forty years, had
becomo obsolete. They assetcd that,
whllo tho church would continue to
protest against theso forms of
nniusemcnt, It was better not to
hnvo any specific law on tho subject
thnn to havo a 'law which was Inef
fective. John Wesley s injunction,
leaving the amusement question to
tho conscience of individuals, tho
twenty-four actlvo bishops declared,
was tho wisest regulation for "Amer
icans of tho twentieth century. '
A demonstration which greeted
Bishop Earl Cranston's reading of
tho recommendation was taken as
Indicating a lively debate on the
question when It comes up for a vote
of tho 850 delegates.
Arguments against continuing the
nntl-amusoment rule as presented
That tho majority of churchgoers
never havo refrained from dnnclng
nnd theatres becauso of tho church,
and the violation of this rule has
tended to bring all church discipline
Into contempt; that many persons
regard Shakespeare on the stage as
being as good ns Shakespeare In a
book; that many persons refuse to
condemn all plays 'because of some
of them, just as much as they would
refuse to condemn all novels because
some novels are not proper; that
gambling is fundamentally wrong and
does not need a rule to prohibit it.
Arugments for continuing the rule
That Its abolishment would give
tho Impression tho church was tend
ing toward laxity and was Indorsing
tho things which It formerly oppos
ed; that abolishment of the rule
would remove restrictions which
held members from those form of
Concerning the gambling question
tho bishops' statement had this to
Again we stand unitedly against
gambling, and we recognize clearly
that it Is the same sin in Wall street
that It is in the lowest resort, but
wo have never ventured legislatively
to fix the point where the race
track gambler, passing from the turf
to the stock market, becomes a re
spectable business man, eligible to
church membership and tho chair
man of the board of trustees.
In our absolute helplessness before
this question we continue to allow
the world to suspect that the larger
the stake and the more reckless of
public weal the gain, tho less vicious
the crime, provided the winner pays
tithes to religion or benevolence.
Mrs. Margaret Markey Dead.
Mrs, Margaret 'Markey, mother of
Charles Markey, of Honesdalo, died
at the home of her daughter, -Mrs.
Frank Adams, In Prompton, on
Thursday evening about C:30 o'clock.
Deceased was born in Germany on
May 15, 1828, and was 83 years, 11
months and 17 days old at the time
of her death. She came to this coun
try when a very young girl, coming
direct to Wayne county. She was
married to Mr. Markey at Seelyville,
when she had spent the greater por
tlon of her life, having just recently
gone to Prompton to llvo with her
daughter. Her husband preceded her
in death nearly forty-five years ago
Mrs. Markey was very highly es
teemed and honored by all who
knew her and associated with her.
She Is survived by three children:
One son, Charles Markey, of Hones'
dale; two daughters, Mrs. Henry
Bonn, of Scranton; Mrs. Frank
Adams, of Prompton.
Tho funeral services wero held at
tho Adams home In Prompton on
Saturday afternoon, Rev. C. C. Mil
lor, of St. John's Lutheran church,
officiating. Interment was made in
tho German Lueheran cemetery.
Death of John Waggand.
John Waggand, a half-brother of
William Crist of this place, and
'father of 'Mrs. John Korb of Texas
township, died at his homo in War
ren on Saturday week. Tlio funeral
was held from tho deceased's late
homo on Tuesday, April 30, Mr. Crist
of this place attending tho services
Mr. Waggand was born In Hones-
dale 03 years ago and will bo re
membered by a number of towns
people. Ho leaves a widow, ono son,
William, of Sinlthflold. West Vir
ginia, and daughter, Mrs. 'F. J.
Krantz of this place. Besides Wil
liam Crist of Honesdale, another
half-brother, Michael Crist, of Al
bany, also survives.
Death of Mrs. 10. V. Hilie.
Mary Eunice Ward, wife of IE. W.
nine, passed away at her homo In
Orson on Sunday afternoon, Way 5,
1912, after a prolonged Illness In tho
4 2nd year of her Iffo. Tho funeral
will tako placo at her late homo In
Orson on Wednesday afternoon at 1
If WORDS FOR THE
I SPELLING CONTEST
ft OF THE
I Wayne County Schools.
"Who's Who and Why?"
A complete short. Btory appearing
In tho Friday (May 10th) lssuo of
Tho Citizen. Don't miss It. 35eI3
RESUME OF THE CITY PRESS UPON THE RESULT
OF THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION
A lioss-Hiddcn Convention. i
Tho methods employed by William
Fllnn In the Republican Stato Con
vention nt Hnrrlsburg call for the
sovorest reprobation. Fairly Intoxi
cated by tho now power ho has gain
ed through nbnormal conditions,
brought about by tho Roosoveltlnn
cult, with tho chnractorlstlc tendency
on tho part of Its victims to rush af
ter'what Is wild, strange and vlslon
ary, tho newly elevated party Boss
did not havo tho grace to temper
tho spirit of his authority with tho
slightest scintilla of tact or of civility
In tho enforcement on his deluded
followers of his promcdltntcd plans
for clinching his control of tho state
organization for tho gratification of
his personal ambition and desires,
any more thnn ho did when ho dic
tated the election of tho Presidential
delegates-at-large and tho nomina
tion of tho candidates for Congress-
mon-nt-Largo and tho two State
Tho convention was a carnlvnl ot
tho brutal power that finds its sup
porters In the 'believers in tho doc
trine that Might makes Right. To
say It was a Republican convention,
in tho sense usually conveyed by the
term, would be to perpotrate a 'libel
on the Republican pnrty. It was a
boss-ridden convention If over there
wns one. The delegates, for tho most
part sat mute, not daring to open
their mouths. Some of thoso who
did have the temerity to rise and at
tempt to speak wero shut up by the
sharp click of tho Boss' jaws. Phil
Fllnn mid His Crowd.
Tho result at Harrlsburg shows
that Fllnn and his crowd are In con
trol. Tho uprising of the people
floated them Into power, but they
neod not think that the people have
Indorsed them, their 'methods and
their declarations. A minority of the
Republican voters placed them In
power. They have yet to meet the
test of a full vote.
If the primary election In this
State showed anything It Is that the
people have grown tired of bossfsm
and tho machine slatlngs of candi
dates. It wns not their purpose
merely to trade bosses or to place In
power a new machine. Fllnn and his
crowd riding In on this popular wave
aro evidently endeavoring to effect
a close organization and pursue meth
ods of which the people have grown
sick and tired and have condemned.
Dictation and machine control In
politics aro out of date. The signs of
the time are all against this sort of
thing. Flinn and his crowd may have
their brief day of power, but they
may as well understand that it will
be short lived. 'Philadelphia Press.
Yesterday's 'Republican Stato con
vention named candidates for Audi
tor General. State Treasurer and
Congressmen-at-Large for submission
to tho votes of the people in 'Novem
ber next. They thus becomo the
candidates of the Republican party
and aro entitled to the cordial sup
port of tho Republicans of Pennsyl
A nlatform was also adopted. It
expresses certain views that will
meet with public approval, but It
also expresses certain other views
that will provoke discussion should
they come before tho people.
However, that Is a matter to deal
with when tho Legislature shall
meet In January next. Meanwhile
there Is to be a campaign, and If
there Is to be any hope of winning
back some of the districts now repre
sented In Congress by Democrats
there must be a disposition toward
harmony. With the person
al am'bltlons of an insufferable boss
of Pittsburg, a man grown rich
from special privileges and who Is
desirous of extending his grip to tho
throat of tho State at large, wo have
no sympathy whatever. Mr. 'Fllnn is
in enjoyment of a brief partial au
thorlty, because ho has masked his
Intentions with tho Roosevelt move
ment. Wo havo no idea that Re
publicans in any largo numbers de
sire to establish this hypocritical
political trickster permanently in
tho office of Dictator to Pennsylva
nla. 'Fortunately ho will not bo an
Issue at the November election. He
Is not a candidate on tho Republl
can ticket, which can and should bo
given full confidence and elected at
the polls. I'liliadoipnia inquirer.
Pennsylvania's ".Mo hoc rats."
If tho platform adopted by tho so
called Republican convention at
Harrlsburg, under the guidance of
tho virtuous Bill Flinn and tho
unctuous Van Valkenburg, represents
tho deliberate will of tho people,
sane persons in tho Keystono State
will shortly bo obliged to seek refuge
in lnsano asylums. Never was there
such a Jumble of pestiferous non
sense and sheer drivel from the
Kansas 'back districts or from the
long whisker days of rankest Popu
Hsm. It Is to bo regretted
that Pennsylvania should havo been
guilty of tho tempornry aberration of
which this boss-controlled conven
tion and foolish platform aro tho
visible signs, but Mr. Taft could
havo asked for no greater help for
tho nomination than tho antics of
this convention, which has demon
stratod to tho country that peril to
his party and to tho government aro
tho luovltable and necessary results
to bo expected from a government
for, by and of Roosevelt on his now
"Charter of Democracy." Philadel
Will F.Iimlunto Penrose.
Tho result of Wednesday's con
ventlon will bo to oliininato Senator
'Penrose as a serious political factor
In tho futuro. Senator Penrose was
hopelessly dofeated before ho went
His political judgment had boon
fatally wrong from tho beginning of
tho prosent national contest. Against
tno judgment or advisors, and especi
ally county loaders, ho stuck to tho
doomod Taft candidacy, nnd carried
his faithful followers to ruin with
But ho might have had ono asset
loft. There Is always something
heroic In a onco powerful leader
fighting desperately with his back to
tho wall or facing inevitable dofcat
with courage and dignity. Had Pon
roso had manhood enough to havo
gone into tho convention nnd mot his
defeat gamely, ho would havo como
off with that much honor. But what
ho did was to lead his faithful lieu
tenants to slaughter, and then Ig
nomlnlously desert them.
The fall of (Penrose, however, Is
of secondary Importance. The great
benefit which will como out of the
worK or Wednesday's convention
will bo In tho passage by the next
legislature of measures to carry out
tho platform pledges. When thoso
pledges shall have been fulfilled, an
orderly and systematic evolution will
Political power will bo decentral
ized, for It will bo given back to the
people, and tho vicious 'boss will
havo been eliminated from tho ipoll
tlra of the state.
This does not moan, that there
will be an end of leadership. Lead
ers will bo multiplied. They will
spring up In overy section. Young
men will be attracted to public life.
When It Is plain that political prefer
ment depends no longer on subser
viency to corrupt powers, but on
genuine public service, ambitious
and honorable youth will begin to
study questions of political and so
After all, the spirit of tho state
convention Is summed up In the
words of Lincoln, the covenant of the
Republican party with the people
mat mis nation "snail nave a new
birth of freedom, and that govern
ment of tho people, for tho people
and by the people shall not perish
from the earth."
The meaning of tho state conven
tion was epitomized by Theodore
Roosevelt when he said:
" Our task as Americans Is to
strive for social and industrial Jus
tice, achieved through the genuine
rule of tho people." 'Philadelphia
You Don't Know Me?
"When William Fllnn, the new
Republican 'boss went to the conven
tion hall on Wednesday he forgot his
ticket of admission. Ho tried to got
In, anyhow, but was held up by tho
"Don't you know who I am?" In
"No, sir,' said the man at door.
"I'm William Fllnn."
"That doesn't make any difference.
Where's your ticket?"
"Well, you're right, my boy," said
the newleader, who got his ticket.
In the platform adopted by the
Republican State convention here
Wednesday, there Is no mention
whatever of tho 'Administration nt
President Taft. Tho splendid work
of the Republican Executive of this
State, John Kinley Tener, also goes'
Theso are unpardonable omissions.
While there Is undoubtedly a strong
Roosevelt sentiment in Pennsylvania,
this does not justify tho new organi
zation leaders In absolutely Ignoring
President Taft. Even tho fact that a
majority of the delegates were sent
to tho convention to vote in the in
terests of Roosevelt Is not sufficient
excuse for slighting the name and
high position of Mr. Taft. Whatever
his critics may think of him, he is
President and he is a Republican
The failure to approve Governor
Toner's Administration was so griev
ous and crude a blunder as to be al
most unbeflloveable. No Roosevelt
delegate could by any stretch of the
Imagination suppose that he was
elected to cast aspersions upon Gov.
Tener. Harrlsburg Telegraph.
"Who's Who and Why?"
A completo short story appearing
In tho Friday (May 10th) Issue of
The Citizen. Don't miss It. 35el3
That's tho record of "Stag" Trousers
ilint ... 1. WFrt. tint
havo them. Mndo all under ono roof. In ono big, clean, bright 'factory, b
union labor. Satisfactory wear guaranteed if a pair rips, a new pal
free. Wo show splendid assortments, price $1.00 to ?G.00.
Opposite D. & H. Coal Office.
MAY IMPEACH ARCHBALD.
Tuft Sends Part of Dntn on Culm
Hank Deal to Houso.
Washington, D. C Impeachment
proceedings against Judgo Robert
W. Archbald, pf tho United States
Commcrco Court, as a result ot
charges of Improper conduct, may bo
begun by tho Houso of Representa
tives before tho adjournment of Con
gress. This doveloped when It was learn
ed that President Taft had furnished
to tho House Committee on Judiciary
a part of tho Information gathored
by tho agents of tho Department of
Justlco who Investigated tho charges
against lArchbald. Judgo Archbald
Is charged with having purchased at
a small cost cnrtnln mini hinl. ..
ed by tho Erlo railroad, over which:
tho Pnmmornn Cnnrt lin n.-i
Jurisdiction, and contracted to sell
tho banks to an electric railroad In
(Pennsylvania, slnco ho become a
memuer or tno uommorco Court.
'President Taft may Bend tho bal
ance of the Investigator's report to
the House, but ho will not do so un
til ho has the assuranco of tho
House that the matter will bo treat
ed In the strictest confidence, at
least until after Judgo Archbald has
been tried 'before tho bar of tho
RIXK FIVE HAXQUETED.
Mrs. Brlggs Served Banquet Given
by Rink .Manager to Members of
Manager Cortrlght of tho Rink
banqueted the Rink basket Ball team
at Mrs. Brlggs' Thursday evening.
It Is said that tho boys took caro of
everything that came their way, and
ran up a pretty big score. At any
rate, they all say they had a flno
time, and that Mrs. Brlggs certainly
knew how to "fix up" the "eats."
Tho game was gentlemanly from
start to finish, no rough work helng
allowed by Referee William Brlggs.
me game ended in favor or Mrs.
'Briggs. Those present were- E. II.
Cortrlght, Fred Corey, Milton Sal
mon, Louis Bader, Munson McDer-
mott, Robert Mackle, Hessllng, R.
O'Connell, W. Polt. Leon Ross and
E. Welsh. The following menu was
Radishes Celery Olives
Roast Beef Au Jus
French Roast Ham Dressing
Mashed 'Potatoes French Peas
Saltlnes Roquefort Cheese
Ida Heft RIchenbaker, with tho
assistance of the dancing class of
1D12, will give a Serpentine Carni
val Friday evening, May 10, in tho
T" flirt cr nvniirctnn nt fVifk
m u ijfuves Liyvic uieaire at 0:10
o'clock: returning at 10:45 o'clock.
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cabin chairs 25 cents extra. 36eH
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