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THE CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, igi2.
THE COUNTRY 1HJSS.
It Hn Raised the Standard of Anil
culture In New York Stntc.
Albany. Hon. Calvin J. Huson,
state commissioner of agriculture,
paid high trlbuto to tho rural news
papers of the state In his address be
fore the Now York Press association
on " The Agriculture of New York."
"Agriculture would not have
reached Its present high level," said
Commissioner Huson, "were it not
for the rural press of the state. Tho
country newspaper has done and Is
doing very much for agriculture. It
has helped raise the standard of liv
ing in every farm home. It has
helped to give tho farmer confidence
in himself to place him on an equality
with men of other occupations. It
has helped to educate him.
"AVe no longer hear of city men
selling gold bricks to farmers, but
we may occasionally hear of a farm
er selling one to a city man.
"Farmers' Institutes cannot reach
all the people. They may be held in
every community in the state and
will then reach only a small pro
portion of the men and women fol
lowing agricultural pursuits.
"Bulletins may be issued in large
editions, but they are either unread
or their teachings ignored.
"Agricultural research and ex
perimentation are of little avail un
less results can be brought home to
the man on the farm in such form
that he can make practical use of
"Some country newspaper finds its
way into every farm home in the
state, most of them carrying a page
or some space devoted to agricul
ture. "An agricultural truth read by the
farmer by his fireside in his favorite
local paper Is moro effective than
heard in lecture or read in bulletin.
"With tho continued co-operation
of the country press bringing home
to the individual farmer on the farm
tho message of a bettor agriculture,
tho standard of agriculture can bo
raised very high In the state of New (
ROADS AND ItlVnitS.
Did you ever stop to think why
roads follow tho directions that they
do and why rnllroads for tho most
part are built along the ways we
travel so often? Now that this ques
tion Is brought to our minds we
must have visions of railroads along
rivers and through valleys, with the
mountains towering above, and be
sides we can remember ono or two
trips we have taken in a train or
carriage or motor up and over a
mountain. Why, then, can there be
any real reason for building roads in
any particular type of country when
we remember some over mountains
and somo through valleys? Primari
ly, roads are built to connect one Im
portant place with another. Then
the secondary question comes up
where shall wo build it, and the an
swer is: over that part of the coun
try which offers least resistance
which will give the least amount of
work and cost tho least amount of
money. So then the civil engineers
begin to look about and they say,
"Ah, here is a river let us run this
road along tho riverside, as it is flat
and even"; or, again, "Hero Is land
through which a river flowed in
years gone by. We will build here,
as the ground is more even than over
the mountains." And so it goes old
river beds, deserted long since by
their rivers, and old lake districts,
deserted long since by their lakes;
The Leading Financial institution of Wayne County
ne County Savings Bank,
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 tho
largest CAPITALIZATION of any Bank In this SECTION.
W. B. HOLMES, President H. S. SALMON, Cashier
A. T. SEARLE, Vice-President W. J. WARD, Asst. Cashier.
W. B. HOLMES A. T. SEARLE H. J. CONGER
T. B. CLARK C. J. SMITH F. P. KIMBLE
W. F. SUYDAM H. S. SALMON E. W. GAMMELL
J. W. FARLEY
July 15, 1912.
a. tual lakes and actual rivers, river'
valleys or ales formed by thoi
am lent upheaval of the land; all'
these invito the road builder. Yes ',
and old glacial ground-out sections
whore the ice has grated and scoop
ed out the land these sections are
used, too, In somo part.
But all this has been about roads
and railroads; how, then, are tho or
dinary footpaths made? If you stop
to think you will say, "Why, I
would walk along tho most level
ground and I would go in tho most
direct way to tho place." And that
is just how it is done! Often,
though, these paths laid out by no
engineers curve about too much, and
when cities and highways are built
tho engineers straighten out the
curves and level tho grades.
Wo can hear some bright reader
ask. "What about the mountain
roads and bridges over chasms?"
The answer to this is: Where there
are no natural roadways, and where
it is necessary to have roads, the en
gineers plan to build them, and
sometimes overcome what seems the
impossible! For example, the roads
built up mountains, such as Mount
Washington, Pike's Peak and some
of tho Swiss mountains. The roads
that serpentine around mountains
are built so as to make traveling
easier, or because a direct route
would involve greater difficulties and
Don't you think motor trips and
railroad Journeys will be more in
teresting now that we know just a
wee little bit about roads?
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People who demand a maximum of
beauty 1 and value will find here at
very low prices a rare opportunity
To Secure Real Bargains In
Ladies' Wash Ratine and Linen Suits
One Piece Dresses In White, Figured
Lawns, Pique and Linen.
Kimonas, House Dresses, Wrappers,
Stylish and Cool for Hot Days.
Dust and Traveling Coats of Silk,
Fine Wool and Linen.
Children's Summer Dresses for Dress, Traveling and play
wear. Very cheap in price and stylish in cut.
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In Effect Juno 30, 1912.
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kind to disease germs or has any
Butter from fresh and properly
ripened cream not over one day old
keeps better than does butter mado
from sweet cream.
Every poultryman has his favorite
breed and It would bo foolish for
him to desert it for some fowl that
ho did not care for.
The heifer that is cared for and
handled gently throughout her en
tire life will need little breaking in
when it comes time to milk her.
Air slaked llmo sprinkled on the
floor under the roosts and on the
dropping boards will help to keep
the place healthy and the nir pure.
At this day and tlmo there are
scores of breeds that are well suited
to the needs of the farmer for both
egg production and for market purposes.
THE 13 DOCTORING.
In an article on tho perils of tree
doctoring, the Rochester Democrat
and Chronicle cites the case of a
New Jersey farmer who put heroic
doses of concrete on an apple. tree
that was showing signs of decav.
When the farmer picked some of the
fruit tho other day, according to tne
Rochester exchange, he found the
apple so hard that he broke one of
his gold teeth in trying to bite it.
Now the man is convinced that the
concrete must have hardened the
While this yarn will be received
for what it is worth by people of
ordinary intelligence, it may suggest
the thought that the tree-doctoring
fad is being carried too far. There
is a question whether or not this
plugging up of holes in tree trunks
with concrete is the proper thing for
the good of the tree. This practice
has not been indulged in to any
great extent until within a few
years, and of course it will take
some time to determine whether or
not it is beneficial. The system of
sawing off decaved nml nwih
limbs and coating the fresh cuts
un paint nas been followed by
good results in every instances when
a tree has been nrnnnrlv ti-immnj
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But what is going to be the result
iien air anu pernaps water gets in
between the concrete, which becomes
as a rocK, ana the wood?
concrete may fill the bill in most
instances where it is applied to a
decayed spot on a tree. When paint
iS USed. hnWPVPr t la omv c
off the decayed portons of the trunk
and apply a new coat if the lirst has
not been effective. Not so when a
hole in tho tree has been filled with
concrete that cannot bo removed
without danger of injuring the tree.
ue v,ouia auvise fruit growers to
go slow on concrete. It does not
seem to be the proper material to
use on any growing tree or shrub.
Treatment of the Squash Bus.
About midsummer many Inquiries
come to the office of the State Zoolo
gist, Harrisburg, Pa., asking for in
formation on the methods of destroy
ing the insects commonly known as
the Stinking Squash bug. This is a
large very brown bug, provided with
a sharp beak and bores the plant,
but does not chew it. As it is a suck
ing insect it cannot be killed by in
ternal poison, which must be eaten
It is necessary to kill it by other
methods. Among these are the fol
lowing: 1. Watch for large blotches of
conspicuous brown eggs on the under
side of the leaves, and remove them
2. Place small boards under the
squash plants, and raise them Just
far enough from the ground so the
bugs can tret umior thnm ,
Then brush them from such traps
, , uuu ou wnero tney win
bo killed at once.
3. 'Where the leaf is infested hold
a pan of water and keroseno oil un
der it and shake it. The pest will be
destroyed by falling into tho oil.
1. Plant a few early varieties of
squash upon which tho bugs will con
gregate, and then spray or drench
them with pure keroseno oil, killing
bugs, squash and oil, but thus get
ting rid of the pests.
5. After tho squashes, pumpkins,
etc., have been gathered this year
somo person should mako it his duty
to see that all bugs remaining upon
the lew green leaves or plants are
destroyed by oil, in order that they
do not havo an opportunity to find
winter retreats, and come safely
through the wiuter.
These insects pass tho winter in
rubbish of almost any kind that will
protect them. It is an easy thing to
destroy the last of them as they stay
on the bunches of leaves of the
squash and pumpkin.
C Destroy all rubbish In gardens,
thus destroying the hibernating
Places of the pests. It is important
to destroy such pests while they aro
few in numbers. If this is not done
they aro likely to increase year after
year until tho time will conio when
they will break out in uncontrollablo
destruction as they did in 1002.
Profitable beef production in the
future means that better gains must
Cows should be in prime condl
tion at tlmo of freshening. There
foro feed grain if necessary.
Tho first requirements for suc
cess with fall calves aro clean, well
luuuiaiou anu sunny pens.
Tho lovnlnosB win, -ii,.i. ..
walks Is ono of tho best evidences
wmi ins legs work in harmony.
Oil a flniflll Sfnln vntrntnhlA
may bo started In small boxes or
iiuib, luui-uu unuer tho Kitchon
Never breed from a fowl, however
flne, if H shows a tondency to be
According to Uncle Aimer.
The celluloid collar may have a
place in this world, but it isn't on a
There Is one class of fellers that
don't care much what happens to
'em and they nre the ones whose
wives Insist upon makin' their
It is more of a disgrace to have a
1011 model automobile than not to
have any at all.
A feller always feels safe when he
has got a little money In the bank,
but he always feels a little safer
when he's got a little more.
It's a bad sign when you call upon
your gal and find the "Welcome"
doormat on tho front porch has been
turned upside down.
If I havo any partlckler pet aver
sion in this world, it is to listen to
an old maid talk baby talk to the
It is easy enough to be pleasant
when life goes along like a song,
but the feller worth while is the
one who can smile when the stuff
from the laundry Is wrong.
Do You want Electric Lights
in your home, boarding house or hotel? If so we
will put them in. Let me know how many and I
will tell you what it will cost. Electricity beats
STEEL TRADE IS IIOOMIXG.
Seldom in the history of this
country has the outlook in iron and
steel been better, either for volume
or for prices yielding a profit. Ac
cording to the Iron Age indications
of a record addition to the cuntry's
wealth in this year's crops makes
railroad buying more than ever the
pivotal factor in the steel trade of
the coming year.
Sealed Proposals will bo received
by tho trustees of tho State Hospi
tal for the Criminal Insane at Far
view, Pa for the following items:
One team of horses, ono two-ton
wagon, ono set of harness combs,
brushes, netting, 75 bushels of oats,
2 tons of hay, one plow, ono harrow,
and other farm implements, one
stone crusher, engine, screens, bins
and roller. Detailed information
may be received on application to
the Superintendent, Dr. Fitzsim
mons. All proposals must be in the
hands of the Trustees not later than
August 21, 1912, the Trustees re
serving the right to reject any or all
Buildings and Grounds Committee.
Dean Home Electric Lighting Plant
Our store in the Grnmbs Building, is lighted by it. Let us show It to
Reo the Fifth, Ford and Brush
John Deere Sulky Plows, Success Manure Spreader,
Hoosier Grain Drills, Dain Vertical Lift Mower,
Ireland Wood Saw, Kant Klog Hand Sprayers,
The Famous "New Way" Air Cooled Engine,
E. W, GAMMELL
Ql HERIFF'S SALE OF VALUABLE
D REAL ESTATE. By virtue of
process Issued out of tho Court ot
Common Pleas of Wayne county, and
State of Pennnylvania, and to mo di
rected and delivered, I have levied on
and will expose to public sale, at the
Court House in Honesdale, on
PKIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1012.
All tho defendant's right, tltlo
and Interest in tho following de
scribed property viz:
All that certain lot or tract of
land situate in the township of Da
mascus, county of Wayne, and State
of Pennsylvania, bounded and de
scribed as follows:
Beginning at a beech at the south
west corner of land which Thomas
Stewardson by deed dated October
24, 1S40, conveyed to Eli B. Kess
ler; thence by land of John Torrey,
north two hundred ninety-eight and
one half rods to a beech corner;
thence by land In the Warrantee
name of John Van Devin north forty-four
degrees east one hundred and
seventy-six rods to a post corner;
thenco by a tract of land in the
warrantee name John F. Ernst,
south eighty-eight degrees east sixty
four rods to a stone corner; thence
by said warrantee and land in the
warrantee name of Jacob Beedleman
and John Bern, south four h.indrcl
torty-nine and one-half rods to a
stones corner; thence by land con
tracted to Philip P. Brigham and
Hiram W. Brigham north seventy
nine degrees west one hundred and
e ghty-eisht and ono half rod to
the place of beginning. Containing
402 acres and eleven perches more
or less. Saving and excepting there
of two pieces of land containing each
fifty acres, one sold to P. C. Brigham
and tho other to Aaron Brigham and
surveyed from the southern part or
end of said lot by lino run parallel
with southern end of said lot suffi
ciently distant north thereof to em
brace said two lots hereby excepted
and reserved. On said premises Is
a two and a half story framo dwell
ing, barn and other outbuildings.
Seized and taken in execution as
the property of James M. Howarth at
tho suit of Albert E. Mitchell, admin
istrator of tho estate of Ellas Mit
chell. No. 1C5 October Term, 1907.
Judgment, $1,500. Searle & Sal
TAKE NOTICE All bids and costs
must bo paid on day of salo or deeds
will not bo acknowledged.
FRANK C. KIMBLE, Sheriff.
Honesdale, Aug. 1, 1012.
ASK ANY HORSE ( I
f Bold by tlolora everjrwAere
Tho Atlantic Refining Company
H. F. Weaver
Architect and Builder
Plans & Estimates
Residence, 1302 EastSt.
EH 65 YEARS'
Anyone tending a nketrh and description may
mlfklv nAPertAhi our ontnloD free whether an
Invention la probablf patentable. Communlca.
tlons ttrlctljrconUdoutlal. HANDBOOK on l'atenn
tent free, oldest asencr for eecunnff natents.
Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive
ntetal twtlct. without chares, in tho
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roar: four months, L Hold bj all newsdealers.
MUNN &Co.38,Broad'-New York
lirancn office. tC5 P St- Washington, 1), C.
J. E. HALEY
Have 1110 nnil savo money. WU
attend sales anywhere In State.
Address WAYMART. PA.CR. D. 3)
JOSEPH N. WELCH
The OLDEST Fire Insurance
Agency in Wayne County.
Olllce: Second lloor Masonic Build
ing, over C. C. Jadwln's drug store,
This Is good weather for llles.
They aro around waiting to glvo your
httlo ono typhoid fovor. Kill him
and don't delay. Buy a swatter at
tho hardware store and get busy at
. ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR-AT-LAW.
Office adjacent to Po3t Office In Dlmmicfc
office. Honesdale. I'a.
WM. H. LEE,
ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR-AT-LAW.
Office over post office. All legal business
promptly attended to. Honesdale. Pa.
. ATTORNEY A COl'NSELOR-AT-LAW,
Office Liberty Hall building, opposite the
Post Office, Honesdale. Pa.
ATTORNEY 4 COl'NSELOR-AT-LAW,
Office, Court House. Honesdale Pa.
Charles a. Mccarty,
ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR- AT-L AW.
Special and prompt attention given to the
collection of claims. Office, City Hall,
. ATTORNEY A COL'NSELOR-AT-LAW,
Office in the Court House, Honesdale
PETER H. ILOFF,
ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR-AT-LAW
Office Second floor old Savings Brit
building. Honesdale. Pa,
EARLE & SALMON,'
ATTORNEYS A COUNSELORS-AT-LAW,
Offices latelv occupied by Judge Searle
flHESTER A. GARRATT,
J ATTORNEY A COUNSELOR-AT-LAW,
Office adjacent to Post Office, Honesdale.Pa.
DR. E. T. BROWN,
Office First floor, old Savings Bant build
ing, Honesdale. Pa.
R. C. R. BRADY,
DENTIST, HONESDALE, TA.
1011 MAIN ST.
PB. PETERSON, M. D.
. llL'ti.MAIN STREET, HONESDALE, PA,
Eye and Kar a specialty. The fitting of glass
es given careful utlentlun.
F. G. R1CKARD Prop.
Especial Attention Given to
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