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THE CITIZEN, FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 1912.
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Archibald w. butt
Copyright, 1905, by J. B. Lippincott company. All rights roserved.
PRESIDENT TAFT'S TOUCHING TRIBUTE TO MAJOR ARCHIBALD W. BUTT.
Major Archibald W. Butt was one of ths heroes of the Titanic He was President Tnft's military aid. After
Major Butfa death the president, with tears in his eyes and faltering voice, made him the subject of one of the
most heartfelt eulogies ever pronounced over a gallant man, praising his manhood, his courage, his loyalty, his
"Everybody knew Archie as 'Archie," said the president. "I cannot go into a box at a theater, I cannot turn
round in my room, I cannot go anywhere, without expecting to see his smiling face or to hear his cheerful voice
In greeting. The life of the president is rather isolatsd, and those appointed to live with him come much closer
to him than any one else. The bond is vory close, and it is difficult to spsak on such nn occasion.
"Archie Butt's character was simple, straightforward and inoapable of intrigue. A clear sense of humor light
ened his life and those about him. Life was not for him a troubled problem. He was a soldier, and, when he was
appointed to serve under another, to that other he rendered implicit loyalty. I never knew a man who had so
much self abnegation, so much sslf sacrifice, as Archie Butt.
"Occasions like the sinking of the Titanic frequently develop unforeseen traits in men. It makes thorn heroes
when you don't expect it. But with Archie it was just as natural for him to help those about him as it was
for him to ask me to permit him to do something for some one for me.
"Ho was on the deck of the Titanic exactly whet he was everywhere. He leaves a void with those who loved
him, but the circumstances of his going are all that ws would have had, and, while tears nil the eyes and the
voice is choked, we are felicitated by the memory of what he was."
Before entering upon military life Major Butt displayed high literary ability. The best of his stories is "Both
Sides of the Shield," a splendidly written romance of love and war.
Tho City Editor's Assignment.
in. PALM K It Ton wtl. Mart for the
A south tomorrow m.ii write si ko
I rlcs of letters on tli nluciition.il
and social vomlltlons existing in
' that section Avoid the cities and
tw.nen tr.n'UH untl 't-t your pic
tures be drawn from life I hi will iK .n
order on the business oliice for wnat mon
ey you may need
Such were the orders I found one
morning on ray desk In the city edi
tor's room of a well known Boston
newspaper. Of the labor Involved In
6ucu nn assignment I was Ignorant.
and I saw only a pleasant trip In that
part of my country In which I bad
never traveled. 1 bad been employed
on the paper for a comparatively short
time In fact, 1 had been In journalism
for a period of less than two years
so that such nn assignment as tho one
now given me was highly flattering to
me, and I knew It would be equally
gratifying to my father, who had
watched my career with that Interest
which attaches solely to an only son.
I had not been out of Harvard very
long when 1 had taken tho advice of
nn eminent literary man, a friend of
my father, and entered Journalism as
a first stepping stono to literary dis
tinction. The few short stories I had
written, however, had been returned
to me by the magazines to which I had
sent them with a promptness that was
calculated to dampen my ardor and
otherwise to discourage me. I had been
led to believe that my stylo was excep
tionally good and that I was not with
out a keen sense of humor, at the samo
time possessing a proper appreciation
of tho pathetic.
I had taken a prize at the high
school for an essay, and later, when
my talents began to develop at tho uni
versity, I was elected to fill a place on
the editorial staff of ono of tho month
ly periodicals published there. I was
chagrined, therefore, when my manu
scripts, written legibly on fine linen
paper, tied with tho best silk ribbon
to be bad, came back to mo. I began
to form a very poor opinion of our
magazines. Possessing an independ
ent fortune, I determined to publish
my writings in book form at my own
expense. I took my manuscripts to a
publisher, who, honest man that bo
was, was kind enough to tell me that
people did not think much of books
published at the author's own expense.
Determined at length to get n proper
estimate of my work, I bought out tin
old friend of the family who had
achieved famo by his pen. Ho review
ed my stories and in a ruthless sort of
way, as it seemed to me then, told tue
that somo of my ideas were good, but
expressed clumsily. Uo advised me
to ceaso nil attempts at literary com
position and to seek a place on u news
paper. "Writing must become a habit
with you," he said, "before you can
hope to express your thoughts grace
fully Wbat you need most is ease,
and If you can avoid the pitfalls of
journalism you may In time succeed in
your ambition." It took me Just an
other nix mouths to make up my mind
to follow his ndvice, and when I did
bo It was with some degree of humilia
tion that 1 discovered that there was
not a reporter on the paper who did
not write better than I. Constant ap
plication in my new undertaking, how
ever, and the hard work I had done at
the university soon brought me my ro
ward. I was being singled out con
stantly for Important local assign
ments, and once 1 had been sent to
Washington on a delicate mission.
I picked up again tho order which
lay on my desk and read it over the
second time. 1 thought 1 saw tho ear
marks of politics in it, and, while the
racial question was not mentioned. I
believe that it was this problem 1 was
to discuss. I had mado a suggestion on
this lino somo months before, but the
managing editor had not taken kindly
to the idea at the time. The order as
I read It over seemed Indefinite, I
thought, and I started with It to the
managing editor's room. As 1 present
ed myself beforv that austere little
ciiDDle Dbyalcal, but not mental, for
mentally tie was a plant- I was om
wardly calm but my heart was beat
ing a tattoo inside, for theiv were few
of us who iliil not fonr to stand before
him unless very sure of the groutul on
which we stood I said, however. In ti
businesslike way. as If such assign
ments were daily occurrences to me:
"1 havo come to see you about this
"What assignment?" he nsked.
"For me to go south tomorrow," 1
"Oh, you are Palmer, aro you?" he
said, calmly looking mo over through
his spectacles. "1 thought you were
older. 1 have noticed your work and
"Oh, you are Palmer, are you?"
gavo you tho present assignment on
account of it Havo you como to say
you are Hot equal to It?"
I was somewhat surprised when 1
learned that he did not even remem
ber me. but the fact that he had judg
ed mo by my work was at least grati
fying, so I hastened to say.
"No, sir. I feel perfectly able to do
the work, but the order appears a UtUo
indefinite to me as to tlma"
Without looking up again, for ho bad
resumed his proofreading, ho said:
"Take your own time, but I shall
say two months ought to sulllcc.
What I want aro facts, not discolored,
IIo did not even say good morning.
Indeed, ho seemed to havo dismissed
me from his mind. With an Indiffer
ent bow I rctlrod, wondering why
managing editors think It n part of
their olflclal duties to be 111 mannered.
I was sorry that I had not asked him
exactly what ho wanted, but on this
point I felt reasonably certain, how
ever, for there was to bo a presidential
election the following year, and the
more I thought of it tho moro certain
I became that my letters wcro to be
used to arouse sentiment In Now Eng
land against tho opposing party and
thereby make certain the electoral vote
of that section. My work would not
only make certain tho New England
vote, but possibly savo tho voto of
somo of tho mlddlo western states.
My father had been an abolitionist and
his father before him. They had been
called doctrinaires by their neighbors,
but they had lived to sec tboso princi
ples becomo tho nation's! shibboleth.
My father lived to modify many of his
Ideas, but I refused persistently to
modify my views as they bad been In
culcated Into mo by my nigged old
As 1 read the order of my assign
ment over again it seemed to mo to
be a command to charge the enemy.
The old abolition blood was la my
reins and was running at hUja tkto
Wttii leverlsii liasto 1 mado ready for
in. departure. Pncklng up a few
tilings and putting my writing mate
rials in my grip where I could the
more easily get at them, I started for
what I still looked upon as tho eno
As I sped south the possibilities of a
brilliant future aroso before me. When
I reached Baltimore I looked down
from the window of tho car and re
called the scenes enacted there, when
my father was one of those stoned
while on their way to the defense of
their country. The day grew rapidly
on. and as the train pulled Into Wash
ington tho lofty dome of the capltol.
bathed in the fresh light of nn April
morning. dispelled my resentful
thoughts and led them back to the
beautiful scenes which were always
uppermost In my father's memory
whenever be talked of the south and
of tho friends he had made there after
the bitter days of the campaign were
over. After leaving Washington every
station became of interest and there
was no detail from which I did not
draw some moral. I had determined to
pierce the border 'states and seek for
the Information I desired from the
land where the palmetto, the pine and
the live oak live side by side. The
windows of the car had been raised
and through them came the bracing
winds from the Blue Ridge, and I could
catch occasionally the strango minor
notes of the negroes at work in the
fields. I was alive to every impres
sion, and I took out my notebook to
chain In my memory somo of the pass
That evening 1 finished my first let
ter nnd mailed It from tho train.
When I reached Atlanta I made in
quiry as to the best means of reach
ing somo of tho outlying counties,
where I could study tho social and
educational conditions of this people
out of the beaten tracks and away
from the thriving centers through
which I had passed, and which, ac
cording to my preconceived opinions,
were tho result of northern capital or
New England energy. I remained In
tho -vicinity of this city for several
days, making Journeys into tho coun
try nnd taking notes of tho field hands
and making Inquiry as to tho wages
paid and the amount of labor perform
ed by the average hand. My zeal was
unabated, and I was on the point of
putting all my figures Into a letter
when my enthusiasm received a check
that came near causing me to throw
up my assignment, which I would have
done without hesitation had I not fear
ed it would mean a summnry dismis
sal from the paper as well. On com
ing in from the factory district ono aft
ernoon I found a letter from tho man
aging editor. It said:
We want facts. Tour letter mailed on
the train found useless nnd has been
thrown In the wastebasket. If true, It
was a very tood editorial, but wo do not
want editorials from you. If you nun
have my order read It over and you will
find in It nothing nbout the racial ques
tion or political problems. Study the
white people, especially the families of
the old rcslrae, and boar In mind always
that whatovcr you write will bo copied
there. Your letters, therefore, should be
lust and truthful, whatever elso there
may be. If you were an artist with tho
brush I should say paint a plcturo of Rome
old colonial homesteads and antebellum
plantations. Since you can't pslnt, write
of them as they are. Brine the scenes In
Georgia vividly before the people of Bos
ton. They can draw tholr own conclu
sions. Let your pictures bo of people and
places only as you eeo them.
That was all, but It was sufficient to
shatter my hopes and dlscourago all
further attempts to make sure of the
electoral voto of New .England. Dis
consolate and with a raguo sense or
my own Ignorance, 1 boarded n tralu
that night bound somewhere In u
southerly direction I did not know
and I did not care where.
When I awoke the next morning the
odor which filled every crevlco of tho
car told mo that 1 bad entered tho plno
belt of Georgia during my sleep. I
threw up my window nnd inhaled great
drafts of fresh air. 1 felt invigoratr
ed and ready to carry out my assign'
.Continued on Pago Sovon.).
DM ITS TO NKWHI'APEKS. j
It is a populnr fallacy that "you i
can't make a man pay for n nows-l
papor If It Is sent after tho tlmo
paid for has expired." A great'
many people bollovo this, and a
great many talk It who aro simply
trying to mnko themselves bellovo
It. Thero nro no spcclnl laws re
garding newspapers. A debt owing
to a nowspaper has exactly tho samo
status as any other kind of a debt.
Now lot us Illustrate. Milk Is sold
In this town at so much n quart, nnd I
tho patron buys a card of tickets
from tho dealer. After tho card
of tickets Is used up chango may not
ho handy, and tho purchase of an-,
other card Is delayed. Tho milk-.
man, accommodating soul, continues
to leave tho quart bottle of milk
each morning, on tho back door
step. Tho householder (or tho
householder's wife, or the hired
girl, or ono of tho children) takes
tho milk In and It is used. After a
while tho milkman mildly suggests
that ho would like to have pay for
his milk. ' Suppose tho householder
should say: "I don't owo you n
cent. I paid for fifty quarts nnd
you should have stopped leaving Iti
when tho time was out. It Is I
ngalnst tho law to trust a man for ,
milk, and I will not pay it." The
milkman would tell you that you
were a fool and something of a i
scoundrel, and he would proceed to!
make an effort to collect, and If you j
aro worth anything ho would sue-1
ceed. Tho cases are parallel. A !
newspaper Is a commodity that costs I
somebody work and money to pro-1
dure, and tho producer Is entitled ,
to i. ay for his product. If, Instead
of .nvlng your paper delivered at1
the postofflce, you bought It of a
newsiu .'. and he left it on tho door
step, ivn ild you not havo to pay tho
boy, ;' y-ui accepted the paper? You
hot your very bottom dollar you
would! Because tho newsboy Is
grown up, and Is a newsman does
It niter tho law? No, elr. Now,
take it from us as straight goods.
If you havo accepted a paper, have
taken it out of your mail box, you
can bo mado to pay for it if you
aro responsible. As a matter of
fact it Is tho Irresponsible man who
puts up that plea. In an experience
of moro than a quarter of a century
as a publisher we cannot remember
that a really respectable, responsible,
property holding citizen over mado
such a plea. Tho responsible citi
zens seldom have a nowspaper
"forced on them." They pay their
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for holdhiL' a Court of Quarter Sessions. Oyer
and Terminer, nml (ieneral Jail Delivery In
and for said County, at the Court House, to
MONDAY. JUNE 17. 1912.
and to continue one weeks:
And directing that n 5rnnil .Inrv fnr thn
Courts of Quarter Sessions unit Over nnd
Terminer be summoned to meet on Monday,
June 10. 1912. at a p. m.
notice is tnererore .Hereby elven to the
Coroner and Justices of the Peace, and Con
stables of the County of Wayne, that they be
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said Court House, at 2 o'clock In the after
noon of said 10th day of June, 1912. with their
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of the Independence, of the United States
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Due from approved re-
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Nickelsand rents 18125
Checks urn! cash Items 1,889 11
Due from Banks and Trust Co's.not
reserve 1.803 1G
Securities pledccd for Special
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Hills discounted :
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TInieloans wlthcollateral 53,3."S 73
Uianson call with collateral 125,m;i UO
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Loans on cull upon two or mure
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Loans secured by bonds anil
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Mortgages uml Judgments ol rec
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Olllce Iluildint' unit Lot 27,000 00
other Ileal Estate li.OOO 00
Kuriiltiireund Fixtures 2.UW 00
Overdrafts 93 12
Miscellaneous Assets loo uo
Capital Stock, paid in f 100,000 00
Surplus Fund 100,000 00
Undivided 1'rolltB. less expenses
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Individual deposits sub
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Indlvldal Deposit. Tlme.2,222,372 97
Time certillcates of de
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wealth of I'ennsjiva'u 25.000 00
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