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THE CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, JULY 3i, 1912.
Government Asked fo Make Good
For Rebel Depredations,
$2Q,000,OOOGOLD THE EXTENT
Revolutionists Plundered Foreigners
and Their Own Countrymen Alike,
and American Interests Are Among
the Heaviest Sufferers.
Claims for damages aggregating nn
rnormous siuu, estimated at not kvs
than $20,000,000 (coldl. will be submit
ted to the government as a result of
tho depredation committed uimn for
eign property Interests by revolution
ists In different parts f Mexico.
Tho rewilutinnlsts In the Mutes of
Chihuahua. Mereln. Guerrero nnd
Sinaloa 11 vo exclusively off of tho coun
try. They got thi'lr horses, saddles,
foodstuffs and snpplle from the
ranches and towns. They get money
from, every available Hotiree, holding
up hanks, stores and Individuals.
Thousands hold receipts for horses,
cattle, arms and ammunition, supplies
and money taken by rebels. While
the heaviest sniTerers are the rail
roads, there are thousands of mining,
manufacturing and other industrial
concerns and individuals that have
claims ranging from $1,000 to ?100,000
that will bo presented to tho govern
ruent for payment.
For several weeks the Chihuahua di
vision of the National Hallways of
Mexico was in the hands of the rebels.
The trains were operated by rebel
crews and the freight and passenger
receipts went to maintain General Pas
cual Orozco's army. While the Mexi
can government owns tho majority of
tho stock, approximately -10 per cent is
held by Americans and European It
is stated that the minority Iwklers will
Insist upon the governnwnt making
good. This, It is expected, will mean
over $3,000,000 gold
Railroad a Sufferer.
Tlie Southern Pacific railroad of Mcx
ico. a new lino not yet completed down
the Pacific const, has also suffered
heavy losses at the hands of rebels in
the state of Sinaloa and the territory
of Topic. The claim which this com
pany will submit will probably be not
less than $2,000,000 gold.
Tho Mexico Northwestern railroad,
owned by British interests, was for
several months practically paralyzed
and many of Its bridges were destroyed
and tho tracks torn up. The same In
terests also own large industrial plants
along tho line of the road, and their
claim will aggregate alwut $1,500,000
gold, it is said.
The American Smelting and Refining
company, which has had to pay heavy
tribute to the rebels, will demand more
than $500,000 gold, according to esti
mates. Two Men Ask $5,000,000.
Other foreign mine owners in tho re
public claim damaget aggregatiug'prob
ably more than $1,500,000.
In the state of Chihuahua, whoro tho
vast estates of Louis Terrazas and his
son-in-law, Enrique Creel, have been
ravaged by rebels, tlie amount of dam
ages asked for by these two men alone
will be upward of $5,000,000.
Tho Banco Minero of Chlbunhua was
made to donate $200,000 poW to the
Orozco cause. The Banco Nacional
gave up $150,000; tlie Banco do Bonora,
$100,000, and individuals, $200,000.
The Intercontinental Itubber compa
ny of Torreon, which is owned by the
Kockefeller-Aldrich Interests, will ask
for approximately $500,000 gold. Other
Industrial concerns of that section will
Hundreds of smaller individual suf
ferers will demand an aggregate of not
less than $5,000,000.
ENDOWS TWAIN LIBRARY.
Andrew Carnegie Makes the Author's
Memorial Self Supporting.
The public library founded by tins
late Samuel L. Clemens (Murk Twain)
in Bedding, Conn., wlieru lie siwnt tho
latter years of his life, has boon en
dowed by Andre- Carnegie with a
fund sufficient to support it The li
brary Is to be known as the Mark
Twain Memorial library.
When Mr. Clemens moved to Bed
ding he placed several tlwunnnd vol.
nines from his own library in a small
vacant chapel and opened It to the i
public. Just before his death ho erect- I
ed a building for the library as a me- I
morial to his daughter Jean. After the !
author's death Mrs. Gabrllowitseh. an.
other daughter, donated the larger part
of his remaining library to tho collec
tion. The library up to tho present time
has been supported by voluntary con
tributions. CUTS NEW TEETH AT 89.
Full Sets In Upper and Lower Jaws
Coming Out Nicely.
Jonathan II. Cole of South Plain
Held, N. J., celebrated his eighty-ninth
birthday recently with unusual glee be
cause, ho Informed his friends, ho is
cutting now teeth. Twenty years ago
bo procured a set of false tooth and
had no trouble until threo weeks ago,
when he suffered severe pains.
A dentist removed tho false teeth
and began treatment, but discovered
that the pain was duo to the cutting of
full sets of lower and uouer teeth.
By M. QUAD
Copyright, 19li', by Asmx:la4od
It was wild of the town of Tompkins
villo that it contained more honest
truthful men than any other town of
its size In tlie stoic. Among otlier In
cldcnts related to ptwo the claim it
was told that n merchant wlio lwd boon
paid 3 cents too much by a customer
living twenty-Hve miles nwny hired n
man to drive the distance nnd Nick to
hand over tlie lxniirfes.
Ap.atn. n grocer who lmd warranted
a pound of coffee to lie Mocha found
out that it was only Bio nnd salved Ids
conscience by returning tho money and
a pound of ten liosides.
The stranger who dropped quietly
Into Tompkliisvlllo one day ami regis
tered at the tavern ns Henry Bench
was nlxiut forty years old. no had a
pleasant way with him, but a physiog
nomist would have wild that lie was n
cynic. The day after his arrival lw
called at the office of the Weekly Bo
conlor and took tlie l-onth away from
the editor by making his ensh oVrwn
price for a full page advert Hieirt.
The thing was nnirccedcnted It wus
too tremendous to bo trwnllouvd under
There wasn't n great deal to that od.
when it appeared. It was headed "Two
Thousand Dollars I'or Some One," and
it asked ioople to call on Mr. Bench and
give up certain information and twir
away tho money. You enn wnper that
they began calling without delay. To
nil, and It tool: days to get to tlw lat
one, the advertiser exv'.nined:
-seven years nge l Dad to pass
through thH town .n my way to Lulls
Iwro. I was d-lrlng a horse aid Img'
gy, and just in front of yoar town hull
one of Uie hind wheels of the vehicle
l)egan to wabble. The nut hod worked
off the axle, and tlie wheel wis about
to roll away ami cause en Occident, in
which I might have lout my Ufe. At
the critical moment a man stowed mo
and pointed to the wheel.
"I was in dire hntHo to reoch the bed
side of my dying mother, and I dair"t
rcuiemlier that I even thanked tlio
good man. I ran back, found the nut
in tlie dust and, dapping it ou the axle,
I sped away. I was in time to see my
dear mother breathe hoc bust. Tlwn I
had to go to South AfrJcn and Anstra
11a on business nod hfrvtrtxoi back only
a few days. I have felt ofl along that
tlie man who notified mo of my wb-
bllug wliecl ought to be rewarded, nod
I am here to do it. I wunt to find him
and hand him $2,000.'
Tho first man to hear too story win
that same grocer wl had acted so
Miuare about tho coffee. Efe was fat
nnd excitable, and when the story had
been told lie was brooch mg like a wind
"Seven years ago, was it?" he ashed.
"Seven to a day."
"Let's see? Let's see! All, yes, I
remember. Seven years ago today o
I was passing the town ban a man
came along In a buggy. Whatever
made mo look at the hind wheel! I
can't say, but I noticed thttf
"What time hi tho day wis tufa"
interrupted Mr. Beach.
"What timo? I7m Let's see! My
watch had run down the night Iwtforo,
but I think it wire about 10 o'clock."
"Then it was twine other man. I
passed through liere nt4 o'clock in tlw
Mr. Kennedy, tlio undertaker, came
next lie listened with bated breath
to the story as told tbe-tweur wid then
"It is curious how a few words will
recall a forgotten incUient to you. Sev
en years ago today I was fltandlng hi
front of the town hoO when a Mr.
JohnHrm asked me 1 I hod hoard that
old Mrs. Ilarvey wn isfclt and ttfte to
die. That makes mo n of'tbe dabe."
"Mr. Johnson bad passed on when I
saw a man in a buggy corning at n fast
clip. As ho was about to pass me I
saw that one of the "hind wbocfe) was
"And you licld up your hood nod
called out?" wild Mr. Beach.
"I must havo dono bo."
"It looks as if the $2,000 was yours,
but a question or two. At what hour
in the day was that?"
"Lemme thlnfc n minute. What Itour?
What lwur? Well, sir, ns near as I
can put It, It was about half pant 3 In
tlie afternoon. Yes, I atn sure it wrm."
"But I was driving through your
town at 0 o'clock in tlw morning, bo
It couldn't have been you. There must
have been two of us with wabbly hind
Tho undertaker meekly retired, but
it was afterward said that lie went
home and kicked his dog and Jowed htn
That investigation lasted about two
weeks, and it used up almost wry
man in tlie town. Even a minister nnd
elders and deacons called. None of
them enmo right out nnd nfflrinod tlwt
ho saw the wabbly wliecl, bat all con
tended that It was very likely they
were passing tho town Iran at tlio lrxir
named. If they were pootftti nnd If
they saw the wheel, why, of course,
they called tho driver's attention to it
Among tho applicants for tho reward
were ten women. Each one of them
was euro of tho wheel nod tho wabblo
until Mr. Bench gave tho hour as 11
o'clock at night When bo hnd ciooed
up his cueo ho wont bocfc to tho editor,
who had not been on tho epot when
tho wheel wabbled, nnd paid hhn $30
for a full pago nd. This tiro ft-rood:
"TompinkHvillo has a poptiteUbn of
1.4S0. Tbero are- 632 liars- fthd dfehos.
est men and women, anwng- them."
And thon he paid' hi? Mil and mor
Their Practice Largest In World,
but They Get No Fees.
SPEND $300,000 EACH YEAR,
Physicians nnd Nurses at TWrtyfivo
Field Stations Throughout Country,
In Addition to tha Big Pathological
Laboratory In Washington.
There nre about fifty associated phy
siclati8, with headquarters in Wnshlng
ton, who, while having In one sense tlio
largest practice in tho world, get no
foes from tholr patients. Tho physl
clans are tlw plant doctors employed
by the government to guard against
and eradicate tlw ravages of disease
uuong plants within tho Iwrders of
tho United States, in addition to tlw
big patlwioglcal laboratory In Washing
ton, the govornmcn.. maintains thirty-
live field stations or plant Ivnspltals
scattered through the country, each
with Its physician in charge and a
eoiTH of nurses.
Tlie bureau of plant industry of tlie
department of agriculture, under which
this work fa condiKted, spends S500,-
000 a year in protecting tho health of
our plants. It Is estimated that tills
activity results in a saving of flO.OoO.
000 a year In the fields and forests.
Tlw annual losses in tlw whole coun
try from plant disease amount to up
ward of half a billion dollars a year.
l'innt ulseuties U'conw epidemic from
time to timo and sweep through a
country, causing terrible mortality
among certain growing tilings and
Boraetimee completely destroying great
agricultural Industries. Before IS 70
Ceylon coffee was known for Its excel
lence throughout tho world. Coffee
plantntions formed the principal busi
ness of tho island. But a pestilence
struck the coffee plants nnd wiped
them out In fifteen years, causing n
loss of $75,000,000. Not a pound of
coffee Ikis since leen grown on Cey
lon. Sometlnws the plant pestilences
are tlw direct cause of tho loss of
thousands of human lives, as in tho
great Irish famine, which was directly
due to a disease which swept the po
tato fields and destroyed the tubers.
Epidemic of 1885.
In 1SS5 an epidemic of wheat rust
caused damage of $1,873,000 m tlie
state of Illinois. The California vitw
flteeoflo wrought $10,000,000 worth of
destruction In 1S02. Throughout tho
Untied States tlw wheat rust pesti
lence damaged the crop to tlw tnno of
$87,000,000 in 1S0S. A blight' swept
over the potato fields In New York in
190-1, causing a toes of 10,000,000.
In some respects a few plant dis
eases have points of similarity with
human nls. The sugar beet, for in
stance, suffers from a sort of malaria,
the germ of which Is injected into It
by the bite ol on insect. A round,
fnnglld epot on tho leaves of tlio beet
is the Bign o another disease which
causes the loaves to curl up and die
and greatly diminishes the precious
sugar in the boot Itself. While these
diseases havo not spread sufficiently
to cKorclso any serious injury to the
crop, they nnd twenty o there which
afflict tho Bugar beet In minor degrees
arc being particularly studied by tho
Not only is the boot's saccharin con
tent productive of sugar worth 870,-
000,000 in tlw United States each year,
but tlw beet Is a wonderful soli con
server and In rotation with other crops
hoe become tho foundation of modern
sclentliVo agriculture in Europe. An
other reason why particular attention
la being given to tho task of rendering
tho sugar boot immune to tho attacks
o disease la that, whUo tho culture of
this crop has expanded very rapidly
wtthtn tho loot ten years, lis cultiva
tion la BtHl comparatively n new indus
try ha tho United States, nnd only a
small proportion of tho area adapted to
its growth la now devoted to It
Cheetnut Bork Oioeaaes.
Ouo.ouplaanld0inCL tho-c heat-
nut bark discaeo, Is now sweeping tlw
eastern part of tho country and threat
ens to eliminate this epoclea of tree
completely from American forests. It
bos dono lOOXXMXX) dainngo thus far.
and tho clwstnut Is already a thlug of
the past within a radius of ilfty or
more miles ubout tlw metropolis. Tho
disease Is caused by ratnuto fungus.
Tho only method of controlling tlw
spread is by segregation destroying
infected trees throughout tho territory
Involved nnd creating an Immune area.
By applying principles of eugenics to
build up a hardier race tlw plant doc
tor occasionally chocks tlw ravages of
disease. This plan was tried success
fully when a pestilence Bwopt through
tho sea Island cotton in South Care
Una fifteen years ago. In an acre of
cotton four or Ore stalks would bo
found standing among tho stricken
plants. From these stalks needs would
ho selected and tried out on tlw In
fected land tho following year, and
again tho hooitlnost stalks would bo
kept for brooding purposes. By tlw
cod of frro years a strain was found
that could resist tho dlsoaao. But wlwn
a similar watermelon disown attacked
tho melon fields a few yoars later this
method could not avail. Tho pesti
lence was too eovere.
Tho most striking of ail tho recent
discoveries by tho plant doctors havo
been made In connection with coses
of cancer, which Is a very common
disease In plants.
VTicn father learns tlint Willlo smokes
He wears a lioavy fro mi
And lays ivshlo all quips ami lotos
And calls poor Willlo iVjwn.
But when bo drinks with other men
Ho spins n. merry yarn
About tho clays ot childhood wlicn
Ho smoked behind tho barn.
A Jury trial in a wentern town had
pno along for more than an hour
when tlio trial Judge discovered tlint
the panel was shy a Juror.
"What does this mean?" ho roared.
"There are only eleven Jurors In tlw
box. Whoro is tlw twdfthr
"Please, your honor," answered ono
of tiw eleven, "he Iws gono nwny from
hero on some other business, but ho
ns loft his verdict with mo."-Llp-pincott's
A Point of Law,
Tho bont beKan to roll and pitch.
Tho JudRO clung to tho rail.
Ho didn't llko tho bounding wavco;
His solemn fnoo grow palo.
Dut happily a riovor thought
Cnmo to his lesal brain.
Ho overruled the motion
And felt nil right again. Mte.
"Will tlw Indies move up front,
please?" said tho couductor on a car
crowded with matinee girls.
There was little resnoiuie. so ho
"Move forward, please, ladies: tlie
motormnn Is a great deal liettcr look
ing man than I am."
Smiling, tlw ladles moved un. Bos
"Would j-ou think mo too bold If 1 threw
you a klosr
Said smart AKc to pert little Daisy.
"Oh. no; not a bit ot UP" countered the
"Just simply and sinfully bizy."
A woman lately wroto an editor of
tlw personal columns and said:
"I havo lost threo husbands and now
have an offer of a fourth. Shall I ac
Tho reply cnmo: "If you havo lost
threo husbands I should say you are
too careless to bo trusted with a
fourth." Harper's Magazine.
'Some of tho problems of human ex
istence are becoming more and more
Tee," replied tlw admiring parent
I can hardly wait for my daughter's
graduation essay to let us know what
to do about them." Washington Star.
Among the Higher Ups.
Our domestic was called Mary Ann.
She cnmo from tho County Cavnn.
To lesson her toll
She lit fires with oil.
Now we miss her and also tuej:an.
The use of water
for sprinkling lawns,
gardens, streets, etc.,
is hereby prohibited
EXCEPT between the
hours of 6 & 8 a. m.
and 6 & 8 p. m.
"1 know a little sure thing war
ranted to throw all comers."
"On the pavement that pleco of
Another Consignment of
from South Dakota
HEAVY DRAUGHT AND
All horses will bo
SOLD AS REPRESENTED
M. LEE BRAMAN
Allen House Stable. Church t.
NOTICE OF INCOIU'OBATION.
In ilto Incorporation of tho Meth
odist Episcopal Parsonago Associa
tion of Equinunk, Pa., in tho Court
of Common Pleas of Wayne county.
Notice is hereby given that an appli
cation will bo mado to tho said
Court, or a law Judge thereof on
the 12th day of August A. D. 1012, at
2 o'clock p. m. under tho Act of As
sembly of the Commonwealth of
Ponnyelvania, entitled an act to pro
vide for tho incorporation and regu
lation of certain corporations ap
The Leading Financial
Capital Stock $200,000.00
Surplus and Profits 350,000.00
Total Capital 550,000.00
We are pleased to announce to our CUSTOMERS and FRIENDS that
by the increase of our CAPITAL STOCK to $200,000.00 we have the
largest CAPITALIZATION of any Bank in this SECTION.
W. B. HOLMES, President II. S. SAUMON, Cashier
A. T. SEARLE. Vice-President W. J. WARD, Asst. Cashier.
W. B. HOLMES A. T. SEARLE H. J. CONGER
T. iB. CLARK C. J. SMITH F. P. KIMBLE
W. F. SUYDAM H. S. SALMON E. W. GAIMELL
J. W. FARLEY
July 15, 1012.
proved tho 20th day of April A. D.
1874, and tlio supplements thereto
for a charter of an intended corpora
tion to bo callod tho iMothodlst Epis
copal Parsonago Association of
Equinunk, Pa. Tho charactor and
object of which is to socuro and
maintain a parsonago for tho uso of
the Minister of tho Methodist Epis
clpal Chargo of Equinunk, Wayno
County, Pennsylvania, and for thoso
purposes to havo, possess and onjoy
nil tho rights, benoflts and privileges
afforded by said acts and Its supple
ments. Tho proposed charter is now
on fllo in tho Prothonotary's ofllco
of said Court.
M. E. SIMONS,
Honesdale, Pa., July 1G, 1012.
in your fnmily you of course call
a reliable physician. Don't stop
at that; nave his prescriptions
put up nt a reliable pharmacy,
even if it is a little farther from
your homo than some other store.
You can find no more reliable
Htoro than ourB. It would be im
possible for more care to be taken
in the selection of drugs, etc., or
in the compounding. Prescrip
tions brought hero, either 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. Honesdale. Pa.
Institution of Wayne County