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THE CITIZEN, FRIDAY, JULY 26, 19 12.
THE OABEER OF
Mutsuhitc a Ruler Forty-five oil
His Sixty Years,
HIS LIFE ONCE ATTEMPTED,!
Twelve of the Conspirators Were Ex
ecuted, and Others Got Long Prison
Terms War With Russia a Notable
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Event of His Reign.
When the news of the crltlenl Ill
ness of JIutMihllo, tho one hundred
nnd twenty-first emperor of Jnpan,
reached this country his retnnrkahle
career wan recalled.
Miitsuhitn was l)orn nt Kioto on
Nov. !t. 1S.VJ. lie Is the second son of
the lale ICmix'iur Koniui. lie was
nominated prince Imperial and heir
nt parent on Nov. 1(1. 1SOO. nnd suc
ceeded to the thn :ie on the death of
his father In r-d". lie was crowned
at Kioto on Oct. 12. ISiiS. Klevell
days later he chose tho name of Moijl
to designate the era of his reign. He
was married on Feb. 11, ISO. to tin
third daughter of Ichljo Tadrtka. a
noble of the first rank. His wife was
born lu 1S."U. She Is known lis tier
Imierial majesty Ilaruko.
The Heir Apparent.
The present heir apparent to the
Japanese throne Is Yoshlhlto, the third
son of Mut.suhlto. He was born on
Aup. 31, 1K70. and was nominated heir
apparent In 1KS7 and proclaimed
crown prince In 1SSS. Prince Yoshlhlto
has served In tho army and navy of
his country anl In 1000 became both
n lieutenant general nnd a vice nd
mlral. May 10, 1000, ho wa8 married
to 1'rlncess S.ibnko, fourth daughter of
Prince Kujo Michitaka. Tho crown
prince has three sous, the youngest of
whom was lorn In 1005.
While the emperor of Japan has been
the mler of his country for the last
forty-five years, a period during which
the empire has made remarkable in
dustrial and political progress, he has
lived a life of comparative seclusion
nnd 1ms rarely appeared In the conduct
of affairs of state. He ha worked
throuph his ministers and advisers.
The war with Hussla and Its successful
outcome were amonp the notable events
of hit: reip;.
His Life Attempted.
One attempt against the emperor's
life has been reported. This was In
1011 Twelve of the convicted conspir
ators were executed, and n number of
others were sentenced to Imprisonment
for a term of years.
Emperor Mutsniilto has exchanged
various messages with President Taft,
a comparatively recent one being a dis
patch thanking Mr. Taft for the Amer
ican hospitality shown to Admiral
Count Togo In this country In 1011.
The emperor caused to be sent to this
country recently a large consignment
of Japanese cherry trees. These were
planted In Riverside park, New York
YOUNG WEBB QUITS YALE.
Will Go to Oxford, but Will Return
Vandcrbllt Webb, regarded by many
ns tho most prominent member of tho
Yale class of '13, has left college and
will enter Oxford In tho fall. But he
hns practically completed his four
years' course In three years nnd will
return to Yale next June to receive his
diploma of tho class of '13.
Young Webb Is tho first scion of the
Vandcrbllt family to enter Yale In
several years, and ho has made the
most brilliant record of any descend
ant of that family who hns been en
rolled nt tho university. ITo attained a
philosophical oration, a Phi Beta Kap
pa scholarship stand, was elected ed
itor lu chief of the Ynle Dally N'cws.
was president of tho Yale Press club
and was chosen a member of the Scroll
nnd Key nt the senior society elections
Mr. Webb has severed all these ties
to take his senior year In the English
university. lie has applied for mem
bership nt Oriel college, nnd there
seems little doubt of his entrance )
there. lie Is a son of Dr. W. Seward
Webb nnd a grandson of tho late Wil
liam II. Vandcrbllt
FLAG FOR SKY PILOTS.
UnifoYm More Churchly, Too, Propo3fJ
by Chaplain Waring.
"A Chaplain's Duties und How Best
to Perform Them" Is tho title of Un
cle Sam's latest lK'st seller In the liter
ary world. The l)ook Is published by
the war department and was written
by Chaplain Georgti J. Waring of the
To hire nrmy chaplains by contract
Instead of ermitnently employing them
by giving them commissions is recom
mended in tho book. The nutlwr de
cries the proposed scheme to give chap
lains higher rani:.
lie urges that rectories bo provided
for chnplalus at nrmy posts nnd that
a distinctive flag a blue Hold with n
white cross be accorded them. To
change the chaplains' uniform by mak
ing their costume more clerical and losa
military Is ulso suggested by Chaplain
The publication Is made by authority
and direction of tho war department,
but without comment to show It has
tho official Binctlra of the department
J J The use f water
ra. fr' sprinkling lawns,
gardens, streets, etc., I
j s hereby prohibited I
THE MOST WONDERFUL
mad im tuc urnni n
inni 111 i i tu nun i-LI.
London Will Be Shown In Miniature
When It Is Completed.
If it all goes well and there are uo
perlous delays, three or four years
hence the Loudon county council will
hnve completed what Is believed will
be the most wonderful map in the
world. Seventeen years hnve already
been consumed In ittf preparation and
?So,000 has Ihxmi expended on research
and labor connected with It A further
expenditure of about ?25,000 is looked
forward to with ajuaulmlty by the au
thorities. Tho great map will really constitute
a twentieth century London edition of
England's famous Domesday Book.
For It will show practically every
building In the 110 square miles that
go to make yp Greater London, set
ting forth ns far as posslblo tho more
It lias often been said that London
was owned by a few great landlords,
such as the Duke of Westminster, Lord
noward de Waldcn, Lord Cadoguu, the
Duke of Hertford nnd the Duke of Nor
folk. That Is, of course, true In a penenil
way, but this map shows that there are
no fewer than 30,000 private owners
who each ikwwcss enough property to
make a notlceablo showing on its face.
The map will not bo Issued to tho
public, but Is really being propared for
tho uso of tho county council iteelf.
Although Its cost has been enormous,
It has already iald for Itself by pro
viding Immediate data In street wid
ening nnd Improvement cases in which
tho county council was concerned. It Is
being drawn to tho scalo of five square
feet to tho square mile, bo that the
completed map, which, of course, will
lx rondo in sections, will measure 5S0
by 5S0 foot, or ono-dghty-eocond of a
wjuaro mile In area.
FROM COAST TO COAST ON $5.
Trenton Doctor Undertakes Trip by
Auto to Win $10,000.
Dr. II. Ilenton Young, a physician,
left Trenton, N. J in his nutomobilo
with only $5 in his pocket to travel
from Canada to California on n wager
of ?10,000 that ho could mako the trip
and return nnd earn nt least $10 In ev
ery town In which ho Btopjed for
more than two hours. Tho money Is to
bo paid to Dr. Young by William It
Kumpf of Bnrllngtoti upon satisfactory
proof that tho conditions have been
Dr. Young ngrees to make tho Jour
ney and be back within six months
He Is not to practice his profession and
must not beg, borrow or steal. Tho
doctor refuses to disclose tl methods
ho will pursue.
PENNSYLVANIA'S NEW DEAN.
Dr. William Pepper Succeeds Dr. A. J,
Smith at Medical School.
Dr. William Pcpier has been ap
pointed denn of tho medical school of
tho University of Tennsylvnnla to sue
coed Dr. Allen J. Smith, brother of
tlie provost, who resigned recently bo
can so he found tho work too arduous.
He will remain, howovor, as professor
of pathology, comparative pathology
nnd tropical science.
Tho now dean has been a member
of tho university faculty for flro years,
occupying tho chair of clinical patholo
gy. Dr. Pepper's father wns provost
of the untvoralty from 1881 until 1801.
He Is thirty-eight years old, is married
and has three children.
ifeiP hours of 6 i 8 a. m.
I AN INCIDENT OF THE i
SENATORS' POKER GAME. H m M 1 J- 1
Unusual Hand Falls to One Who Wins U 1
a $12.50 Pot. W I
A very unusual poker hand was play
ed recently in Washington In what Is
known as the "senators' poker game."
The senators poker game Is composed
of six or seven senators, who gather
twice a week at ono of tho players'
homes and "sit In," sometimes until
thoy are greeted by the roosters an
nounclng the dull gray dawn of the
day that has arrived. In the last sit
ting there was one hand that has caus
ed as much discussion and speculation
as all the tariff bills put togother and
tho Panama cnnnl bill thrown In for
good measure. Hero is what happened:
Sonntor A opened a Jackpot for
$3.75. Senator B, who was sitting on
his left, took a squint at his hand and
found a nine high straight Mr. H
slipped a glance at those behind him
and thought ho saw evidences of easy
money and Just "stayed." Three oth
ers trailed along. Senator X, who
was dealing, asked how many cards
were required. Senator A, the opener,
said that he was satisfied with what
ho had. This started B to thinking.
He figured that a nine high straight
was pretty weak; against tho other pat
imud. He noticed that nil of his cards
woro spades, except tho sewn. That
was a heart Ho decided quickly. He
tossed away tho heart, Iwplng to make
a flush or a straight flush. Senator A
bet ?12J50. Senator B stepped down
and looked again. In his hand there
nestled a stranger. It wns tho seven
of clubs, making his hand exactly of
tho same value as it had been origi
nally. "I've Just got to call," ho said.
Senator A had a Bevcn high straight
Senator B won tho money.
LAST JEFF DAVIS GUARD DEAD.
Wilkeebarre Man Who Was Only Sur
vivor of Band Passe Away.
Michael O'Brlon, tho only living sur
vtvor of tho civil war who otood guard
over Joff Davis whilo the rebel wns a
prisoner, died recently to Wllkesbarre,
Pa. Ho was seventy-two years of
Mr. O'Brien served with tho Third
regiment Pennsylvania volunteers, nnd
when the president of tho Southern
Confederacy was taken prisoner
O'Brien was one of the men picked to
nerve as his guard. Those who served
with O'Brien have since passed away.
Slnoo his war days Mr. O'Brien took
great delight In telling Incidents of the
tlmo he wns with Davis. He had much
respect for tho Confederate, but not
his principles, nnd believed Davis was
slncero in his efforts to build a nation
In tlio south.
ARMY FLIERS UP 1,500 TIMES;
Figures For tho Year Show Officers
Were In Air 259 Hours and 15 Minutes.
Slnco tho army aviation school was
established In Juno InBt year the olH
cera attached to It havo had 250 hours
nnd 15 minutes of actual flying. This
Includes all (lights up until Juno U0
of this year.
During this period tho number of in
dividual flights totaled 1,500. From
Jan. 1 to Juno 30 781 flights were
made, consuming 130 hours and VZ
minutes. These figures include actual
servlco flights and disregard flights
made by aeroplanes before final ac
ceptance by tho government, as well
as tho practlco "hops" across tho field
of student officers.
! Honesdale Consolidated Water Co.
LARGEST FOOT IN COUNTRY.
Maryland Woman Wears No. 12, Eight
Inches Across the Ball.
The largest foot In the country, a No.
12, eight Inches across the ball, is In
Maryland. It is tho foot of a woman.
The smallest foot, a No. 1, less than
two Inches across the ball, Is lu Mil
waukee, that of a woman welghuig 190
Tho most peculiar foot, containing
seven toes, is in North Hill, Pa.
These oddities In the feet of their
patients formod the subject of a dis
cussion at the last session of tho con
vention of the National Association of
Chiropodists in Chicago.
Dr. Frank King of Erie, Pa., said his
best patient is a banker's wife, In his
homo town, both of whoso feet con
tain woven toes. Mrs. Elslo Stroeter of
Maryland was said by Dr. John Keul
son to have tho championship large
foot slzo No. 12, and eight Indies
across tho ball. Dr. Alfred Josoph
then said Mrs. AUco Plato, living In
Milwaukee, although weighing 190
pounds, wears a No. 1 shoo.
Contrary to tho popular idea that
working peoplo hnvo more troublo with
their feet thnn any other class. It was
said society women outnumlered the
working girls ns possible cases for tho
Well Brought Up.
"I hear tho convict who escaped
loft a note behind him to tho war
den." "Yes. He was a very polite con
vict. The noto said: "Please excuse
the llborty I am taking.' "Balti
WHEN THERE i
in your family you of course call
a reliable physician. Don't stop
at that; have his prescriptions
put up at a reliablo pharmacy,
even if it is a little farther from
your homo than some other store.
You can find no more reliable
store than ours. It would be im-
fioesible for more care to bo taken
n the selection of drugs, etc., or
in tho compounding. Prescrin
tiona brought here, eitiier night
or day, will bo promptly and
accurately compounded by a
competent registered pharmacist
and the prices will be most rea
sonable. O. T. CHAMBERS,
Opp. D, & II. Station. Honesdalk. Pa,
I MKHaE iBANK I
SI. E. SISIOXS, President C. A. ESH3KY, Cashier.
CAPITAL STOCK - - $75,000.00
BANK WITH THE
i& 101 h
It represents moro stockholders than any other bank
in Wayne county.
ITS DEPOSITS HAVE REACHED 0VERtTie
mark and is steadily growing with tho peoplo's confidence
and tho bank's progressive yet conservative methods.
Its expense of management is limited to amount of
business; together with it's trust funds invested in bonds
and first mortgages on improved real estate assures its de
positors absolute security.
It treats its hundreds of small depositors with the
same courtesy as though their funds wero deposited by one
or more persons.
This bank comes under tho strict requirements of tho
State banking laws as all savings banks and is frequently
visited by tho Pennsylvania State bank examiner, besides
having a board of directors consisting of sixteen of "Way no
county's reliable business men and farmers.
M. n. Allon, V. II. Powlor,
Goorgo C. Abraham, W. D. Guinnlp,
J. Sam Brown, .M. J. Hanlan,
Oscar B. Bunnoll John E. Krantz,
Wm. II. Dunn, Prod V. Kroltnor,
J. B. Tiffany.
TN THE C0UHT OF COM MON PLEA8
1 OF WAYNE COUNTY.
Llbol in Dlvorco.
No. 19. Slarch Term, 1312.
LIUIilAN C. BVTEZAj, Llbellant,
LBWITT B. BUELIi, Respondent.
To LBWITT E. BUELL: You aro
hereby required to appear In tho
said Court on the second Monday In
O. Wm. Sell,
M. B. Simons,
Georgo W. Tlsdoll,
August, to answor tho complaint
exhibited to tho Judgo of said court
by Lillian C. Buoll, your wlfo, in the
causo abovo stated, or in dofault
thereof a decree of dlvorco as pray
ed for In said complaint may bo
inado against you In your absence.
F. C. KIMBLE, Sheriff.
Honesdale, July 2, 1012. Glw4