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THE CITIZEN, FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 1912.
PRIZE OF $5,000
Four Hundred Entries For No
vember Wheat Contest,
TO BE HELD IN MINNEAPOLIS.
Rules Drawn Up Por Judging Best Five
Bushels Hand Plckod Grain Will
Not Be Barred How the Points Are
to Be Allowed.
Four hundred farmers living In the
American northwest already havo sig
nified their Intention of entering tho
contest for tho $5,000 prize offered by
tho Northwest Development league for
tho best 0vo busliels of wheat grown
In Minnesota, the Dakotas, Montana,
Idaho, 'Washington or Oregon. Lewis
Penwell, president of tlio lengue, Is
working out tho details for tho con
test for the world's greatest wheat
prize. lie has completed tho rules for
tho judging of the samples to he ex
hibited and entered in tho contest at
the Northwestern Products exposition
in Minneapolis In November.
"Judging by tlio number of wheat
growers who have already announced
that they will enter the contest," Mr.
Penwell Bald, "It appears that the task
of "hand picking" the wheat does not
dismay tbo farmers of the northwest,
and It is evident that many people are
willing to Inspect flvo bushels of
wheat tn order to get the kernels uni
form, remove weed pulp, have only
phimp, bright, sweet seeds In tho sam
ple and thus get tho grain as near as
possible to perfection."
Judges and Judging,
Tllrec Judges will be selected by the
presidents and the agronomists of the
agricultural colleges of tho seven
states competing. Tho Judges must
eome from without the American
northwest It Is not expected that
theso Judges will all bo agricultural
college people. Some of them will
probably be from one of tho grain ex
changes of tho country a judge of
Judging will be in three ways: First,
according to the accepted score card;
second, by a milling and baking test
and, third, by the yield per acre. One
hundred points will bo allowed for
each of the three ways and the sum
of the points gained divided by throe,
thus arriving at the average score.
Mr. Penwell said the Judging by tbo
standard seed score is probably tho
most interesting, as the exhibitor can
gain points by carofully selecting hia
grain. Before the milling test the ex
hibitor cannot tell what kind of bread
his wheat will make, but he can havo
tbo wheat clean and froo from Im
purities. This score card shows tbo
test which all wheat is given in one
way or another at tho great grain
markets to dotermlno its commercial
grade. Tho Judges in determining tho
best wheat nt the exposition will bo
guided by tho samo requirements.
Number of Points.
Thirty points win bo allowed on
yield, twenty-flvo being on tho weight
per bushel and Ave on tho uniformity
of tho sample.
Fifteen points will bo allowed on
variety characters, threo of theso
points being on tbo color; ten on pur
ity, which means tho kernels must be
true to tho typo of breed represented;
two points are allowed for tho kernel
shape, which varies with tho breed.
Thirty pounds arc allowed for vital
ity, flvo of theso being for luster, as a
dull, dead color Is objectionable; fif
teen points will bo allowed for plump
ness, as all wheat kernels should bo
plump, well filled and well rounded,
saving no sharp angles and with tho
creases well closed; Boven points are
for odor (tho sample should be swoet
and free from nil foul em ell, tnustlncss,
Twenty-flvo points are allowed for
market condition, ten points being to
cover weed seed, three points foe dirt
and dust two. points for Jnlnredker- '
oeis, live points ror smut ana live
points for tho condition of tlio bran.
No Weed 8eed or Dutt.
This main.1; tlmt tho samples to
stand any chance of securing the prlzo
must be froo from weed need, especial
ly wild outs, darnel, (mack grass, cheat
and mustard. No dust must bo pres
ent. All broken, blighted ami scabby
kernels will count against tlio wheat,
while the bran or seed coat must bo
smooth, bright nnd froo from dirt nnd
The rules for Judging take awny one
point for each iound for loss than
standard weight of sixty pounds. Tlio
Judges will count out 100 seeds as they
run. They will cnt tlw scoro In pro
portion to tlio wood peed found. Color,
purity, kernel, shape, luster, plump
ness, germ, odor, dirt, dust, smut and
condition of bran aro oil of n matter of
judgment. TIe Judges will consider
carefully tho deslraWo feature) In thoao
regards and cut tlio pooro In each enso
The olllcers do not care bow much
hnnd picking Is done, but they havo
asked for five bushel samples, which
makes it highly probable that only oiw
In n hundred will lc hand picked.
TO SAVE GOVERNMENT
A MILLION A YEAR.
Mr. Sharp of Ohio Would Issue Uni
form National Banknotes.
Representative Sharp of Ohio be
lieves ho has hit upon a plan that will
sa-o tho government $1,000,000 a year
In Issuing banknotes. In furtherance
of his plan he has Introduced a reso
lution In tho house calling on the sec
retary of tho treasury to furnish cer
"My resolution directs the secretary
of tho treasury to submit recommen
dations for uniform 'national banknotes
after the stylo of tho .gold and silver
certificates," ho said recently. "Of the
million dollars expense that is incur
red for issuing banknotes Ukj govern
ment contributes alout one-half and
the banks one-half. Tho national
banks pay for tho plates on which
tho notes aro printed, and tho govern
ment pays the expenses of keeping
a record of tlio account with the na
tional banks for the redemption of
these notes. The smaller national
banks are put to an especially heavy
expenditure on this account.
"There are now over 7,000 national
banks in tlw United States, each of
which requires a different engraving
for its notes, which represent five or
six deno'minations of value. This
makes it necessary for tho government
to manufacture and keep in stock an
unusually largo number of plates for
tho printing of banknotes at the bu
reau of engraving and printing nnd
requires it to keep on hand also a
large supply of each bill at tho treas
ury department for tho redemption of
tho worn bills.
"I believe a uniform banknote would
not only work an economy of at
least a million dollars a year, but
would also expedite tho issue of theso
notes, which is now so slow as to be
a source of constant complaint from
DEATH OF JULIUS K. POLK.
Great-nephew of Former President
Earned Spurs In Philippines.
Julius IC. Tolk, fifty-three years of
age, a native of Memphis, a great
nephew of President James K. Polk
and veteran of tho Philippine insurrec
tion, died recently.
While his regiment, the Thirty-third
volunteer infantry, was stationed in
northern Luzon, P. I., on a dark
night In February, 1000, several thou
sand Filipinos entered tho town of VI
gan and attacked tlio main hospital,
where three hundred sick and wound
ed American soldiers lay. Small de
tachments of soldiers who could boar
arms. Including many convalescents,
assumed tho defensive. From street
to Btreet and from houso to house tlio
fighting surged until at dawn tho hand
ful of Americans drove tho Filipinos
Into tl jungle.
Polk's part In this ongagement won
for him tho commendation of his superiors.
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Pnrownx.is tasteless and odorless. Every
package carries the Pure Food guarantee.
Sold by Grocers and Druggists
The Atlantic Refilling Company
Strange Case of a
Who Sees In the Dark
Miss Stewart Correctly Tells Needs No Light to Distinguish
of Happenings Miles Pictures Appears to Be
From Her Home. i In a Trance.
BUIEF dispatches havo been
printed of tlio reiwrted ability
of Miss Uessle Stewart, tho
of a farmer of Wellsvlllo, Mo., to read
from books and describe pictures in
tho dark when in n tranoo state duo
to hysteria. Her physician, Dr. T. II.
Wluans of Mexico, Mo., gives tho fol
lowing account of this strange case:
I will tell what took place during
one of my visits to my patient, Miss
Bessie Stewart of Wellsvllle, Mo.
As we drove up to tlio house about
5 p. m. her father said. "There she Is
I looked and saw a tall, graceful girl
dressed, as she thought, for n party
In a pluk dress with low neck and
short sleeves. A gold chain with lock
et attached hung around her neck.
She was tossing an apple with one
hand nnd catching It with tho other.
Appears to Be In Trance.
She was oblivious of everybody and
everything, and no one could say or
do anyUilug Uiat would make her pay
tho least heed. A dog suddenly bark
ing or any noise or crash of falling
tin pans apparently was not heard.
Ilcr eyes were open, but no one could
make her see anything, nor answer
any questions, nor talk about any
thing whatever except what happened
to be on her mind.
Tho expression of her face was as of
ono In a trance. She went from this
tossing of the apple to eating grapes
and a peach, exercising care to let
nothing get on her dress. Then she
climbed n high gate nud sat on top of
a higher post with her feet on top of
the gate, assuming different graceful
Then she wandered about tho yard,
whistling at times or singing, not talk
ing In tills spell except a sentence or
Thinks She Is a Man.
She went Into tho parlor nnd said.
"Play, play." One played waltzes and
twosteps. and Bessie danced all about
tho room. Then a singer played and
sang, and Bessie saug too. When
"Home. Sweet Home," was played no -one
sang, for Bessie was acting it out
In graceful pantomime.
Supper time came, and we went to
the table. She took her place at the
table and ate llko the rest of us, help
ing herself or taking what she pleased
Soon she arose and walked with lone
One said- "S!u thinks she is a man
now. She always takes those long
strides when she thinks she Is a man."
She Impersonated a man. She got a
pipe and pouch of toKicco. filled the
pipe. strr .i match. lighted the to-
out of th"
stile, when- -ed
tho pipe ami
olaM. Vi followed her
file went to the
H she had finlsh
' - the smoke and
,V'i I'"' tobaccotout of
iiirred toward the house
As she past-fd me she said. "Life Is
made of one thing after another."
rier mother .ml she never uses rough
language ewopt when she thinks she
Is n man. In the hall she said, "Oh, It
is so darn dark I can't tell which suit
DIG UP HISTORIC PANTRY.
Besides Dishes There Are Bonos on
Site of Roger Williams' Horns.
The pantry of tho homo of Roger
Williams, founder of tbo state of
Rhodo Island, Is believed to havo been
uncovered by workmen in excavating
near Uw place where a big fireplace,
which authorities havo marked as be
longing to Uw Williams home, was
discovered flvo years ago.
Dishes and crockery of various
sizes and stylos, together with bones
believed to bo from human skeletons,
wero unearthed. Tho diggers broko
many of tho articles.
A. corked bottle, with a dark liquid
Inside, was found. It will bo anal
yzed. Tbo bone, too, will bo subjected
to expert examination. On an urn is
drawn In bas-relief tlw crudo figure
of an Indian with outstretched bow.
case is mine." She got a suit case, put
on a man's coat nnd started off. Then
she gave up going off on a journey nnd
went Into tlio parlor.
Soon she was n girl again and going
Into tho parlor began to recite. We
hurried and sat nround tho room.
She recited "The Unggedy Man" and
"Hush" with graceful gestures. I
think no ono could recite better.
Sees the Piotures In the Dark.
It was dark by this time, and a light
ed lamp was brought In. She said,
"Oh, I'm tired," and sat down In a
chair near the table. Soon I noticed
that she had picked up a bunch of pic
tures and was looking at them and
talking about them. I thought this
my chance -for n test.
I picked up another bunch, turned
the light so low that I could not see
tho cards. I put tho cards Into her
hands, and she kept on talking about
tho pictures. As fast as she would
describe a picture I would take the
card till I had Ave, when the notion
left her and she wa3 off on something
I turned up the lamp and looked at
tho cards in order, and she had de
scribed the pictures accurately. She
could see as well in the dark as In tho
light She found n letter on the piano
and began to read It to herself. I
turned the lamp so low that ono could
not see even the white paper in her
hands, as low as I had turned it In the
Soon we heard her move tho sheet
over to the back. I turned up the light.
Her mother saw what she was reading.
I turned the light out again. Soon we
heard the sheet slipped off and put
back. She did not read aloud this time,
but I am satisfied that she could have
done so had the notion struck her. She
read tho letter through in tho dark and
put it away.
Tells of Doings Miles Away.
If I flashed tho light on and off it
made no difference. The light was
nothing to her. She could see as well
without it. I was told many things
that she had done and said in these
spells. She told what different people
were dohig who lived miles away.
One of theso things was verified.
She told that a woman living ten
miles away was out taking care of her
chickens. She described the dress she
wore, little round circles in it. Tho
next day this neighbor called and was
asked what she was doing the previous
day nt such an hour, what dress she
had on. Everything tallied.
The girl was on tho bed upstairs.
She said "an old woman has como Into
tho house. It is (naming her). She
has not had any supper. They are
taking her Into the dining room. She
Is eating. They are talking about me."
One went down to seo if it -were true
and found it all truo and told them to
stop talking about Bessie; that she
knew everything they said.
The girl wept aloud. She said, "Mr.
Is dead." It was true, as they
learned next day. They knew he wns
sick, but not that he had died. Two
men came home with her parents from
tho funeral. She was up in her room,
named them and said they had come.
KERMIT ROOSEVELT SAILS.
He's Going to Brazil to Start a Career
ICermlt Itoosevelt sailed recently
from New York on his way to Brazil
by way of Europe. Die will bo gone
probably for tw6 years, no plans to
mako railroading his life career. An
opportunity has been offered him by a
Brazilian railroad company.
Kermlt's departure was a severe 1
blow to his father. ICermlt moro than
Colonel Roosevelt's other sons has been
his father's favorite compaulon. Each
day lie went horseback riding with him
and wns his opponent at tennis.
ICermlt w-us his father's official pho
tographer on tlio African hunting trip
and slnoo then has concluded his stud
ies nt Ilnrvard.
which the up-to-date business man
MUST HAVE In the handling of his
1. He must have the assurance
that his funds aro
than they could possibly bo In his
own hands, and that his Interests
aro being looked after more careful
ly than it Is possible that they could
bo even under his own management.
2. In every detail ho must havo
possible in order to minimize the
friction of his dally routine of business.
Honesdale Dime Bank
of Moneidale, Pa.
SECURITY and SERVICE
Look Who's Here, Folks !
THAT WAYNE COUNTY CELEBRATION
Honesdale, Pa. Tuesday, Wednesday and
; Thursday, Aug. 27, 28, 29
Three great big gala days. Stupendous reward Is offered to
the individual or organization or relatives of said person or
party, that can discover a dull moment during the three days.
HERE'S HOW YOU'RE ENTERTAINED i
TUESDAY Aug. 27
jgg " CIVIC AND GRANGE PARADE,
Prize of $10. cash is offered for the best decorated
Prizes of $15 cash and second prize of $10. cash
is offered by the Business Men's Association for the
best decorated Grange float; in addition to the abovfi
offer the Wasburn Crosby Co. through the Wayne Mill
ing Co. offers a sack of Gold Medal Flour for every
Grange, that enters the parade with a float.
For the best decorated carriage driven by a lady In tho
parade, two prizes: The first a Cut Glass Candelabra; second,
Cut Glass Vase.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 28
FIREMEN'S DAY: Eight visiting and all the local
i.iiiijaiiics nun uicir umius in line.
Hose laying contest for visltinr mnnnips
Cut Glass Wine Set.
Prizes offered: I
Best Drilled visiting company in line of parade:
Cut Glass X
&w I MUnaUAY) Aula, eg
s- AUTO PARADE. Over two hundred
autos in line.
Prize of 6llver loving cup for the most original trimmed auto.
Also cut glass vase for most artistically trimmed auto. Prize
of Cut Glass Tunkard Jug for best trimmed auto driven by a
Prize of $10 cash Is offered by tho executive committee for
tho best decorated building fr.ont.
Excursion rates on the D. & H. with midnight trains leaving
Music during the threo days by Honesdale band, Maple City
Fife and Drum Corps and Jenkins' Boy band. Friends, if you
miss it you are going to have a grouch for days to come.
BARS TAFT PHOTOS.
Bill to Stop Indications of Friendship
With President Offered.
An effort will bo mado to have tho
practlco of making and exhibiting pho
tographs of tho president shaking
hands with all sorts of nersons forbid
den by legislation.
A bill to accomplish that end was in
trodueed by Senator Lodge of Massa
chusetts. Ho said it was a custom to
make. Bell nnd exhibit nhotoa nf tim
character indicated. One, ho said, de
picted tho president shuklnir hands
with an offender against tho federal
laws, wiio used tho photo in his busi
ness, indlcatlpg ho had tho approval of
i HOUSEWORK AS PROFESSION.
Temple University Will Have New De
partment For Students.
Teniplo university of Philadelphia at
tlio beginning of the next collcgo term
win havo a chnlr of household re
search, for tho purpose of securing
recognition for housework ns a dis
tinct nnd worthy profession. Tho new
department will bo under tlio direct
suiHurvlsVon of John H. Leeds, M. A.,
now profosHor of household economics
In tbo university.
Ono of tho objects of tlio new chair
will bo to assist housekeepers to plan
nnd curry on systematically tlio work
of tho household. It will also aid
young women wlw wish to work their
way ftttough college.
British Museum's Library,
About forty miles of shelving are
taken up by the books in Uio library
of the British museum In London,
itioro are about two million at pre
int. and tho number Increases at tho
to of 60,000 n year.
New Wireless Invention.
An Italian named Francesco do Ber
noulli, who Ilvos in Turin, recently
cavo an exhibition beforo government
experts of his now invention for tha
wireless transmission of handwriting
l ml drawings. Tho dlstanco covered
was from Milan to Turin.
The Ideal Guardian
of the estates of vour minor
dren. It has the very best facilities
for the profitable and wise invest
ment and re investment of the princi
pal and accrued ncome -The Scranton Trust Co.
510 Spruce Street.
D. & 11. CO. TIHE TABLE HONESDALE BRANCH
In Effect Juno 30, 1912.
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