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THE CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1912.
BIG FUND FOR
Business Men Seek to Pro-
"SEND SCHOOL TO FARMERS"
Mora Than $1,000,000 Already Rafwd.
Work In Charge of the Crop Im
provement Committee, With Head
quarters In Chicago Permanent Ag
rlculturlst In Each County.
In addition to the work of farm in
Btruction now being cnrrled on by the
nntlonnl department of agriculture nnd
various states and colleges, business
men are taking up Uie crusade In
what Is probably tlio greatest move
ment ever started to stimulate ngricul
tural development Rack of Uie move
ment Is the crop Improvement commit
tee of the Council of Grain Exchanges,
an organization composed of nineteen
of the twenty-five Inrgest exchanges In
The committee Is engaged In an effort
to put In each of the counties of every
Btate n trained agriculturist, whoso
duty It shall be to make a study of
local conditions and suggest plans of
scientific farm management for the
purpose of obtaining a larger yield of
better grain. A national fund to carry
on this work Is now being raised. It
was started a few wcckB ago with n
contribution of $1,000,000 by one firm
Heretofore almost Uie only financial
old given to agricultural development
In this country has come from Uie
states and the federal department of
agriculture. But lately business men
havo awnkened to the fact that the
best way to ereet a monument to them
eelves is to endow for public use a
fund which will add to the benefits of
tiio people. Primarily the prosperity of
the country depends upon the soil.
This notably opens n new field for phi
lanthropy mixed with sound business
Local Fund Must Be Raised.
In carrying on its unique work tho
crop Improvement committee la receiv
ing co-operaUon from the government,
tho state schools of agriculture, the
railroads, Uie grain exchanges, com
mercial clubs and other Important
bodies. It has become, In short, n clear
ing house of infonnaUon regarding ag
ricultural development and Is unlUng
nil Interests in introducing better farm
The committee will have Jurisdiction
over the national fund, and any county
In the country In which sufficient Inter
est is aroused will be cllglblo as a ben
eficiary. To obtain its share each coun
ty must have a certain sum subscribed.
This sum is to bo collected by the
Br i" ATI post nrf-ntilTnHrTi Iti omi rrtimK'
and must equal annually 1 per cent of
all tillable soil In uie countv. or a mln-
be subscribed by Uie farmers.
A number of counties In different
rlcuKurfsts, and moro than sixty oth
er counties tnrougnout tho country
vf rinii Til fwiiiTi rrn nr nnniTinaa mtn
li is oil urea.
Naturally thero aro eomo BkopUcft
nit wriri nnru to nn rmTriTiffvi niminnr
o r win n Tin t nrni ttti Torvrwi rn itist tnnr
i GllRtnln thn InfnrAiif nf ftiuin tnm nnl
sn in omrK inn nnn rr rne mnn wnn
Q nil Vila ltfn Onn nt thrum nlnna fa
put tho farmers Into competition
Boys and Girls to Be Interested.
"It Is Uie gaming Instinct mado prac-
lcal," said Mr. Bert Ball, secretary
if the crop Improvement committee.
'Every man Is interested If ho thinks
it fim fin RnmnrniniP luirinf ninn ma
ellow. There ore several methods to
nduce each man to sco himself ns oth.
rs seo him, to learn Ills true place In
ho farm equation. Ono way Is to glvo
nrh mnn n numlior nrvnr,HTifr tn lila
rop, based upon his own signed state-
i i i i in innn la nr .tiiMft m npn-
lacillf? nil tlio lilnmn nnon T'rnvldenrn."
Another plan introduced by tho coiu
lltteo Is to get tho boys nnd girls in
i nirni upr nnm lninpocTni i tncrinn
ect In Uils wny to Interest manv farm-
whom they could not reach direct
As vnluabfu as tho boys' clubs have
oen 10 mo dovs inoinsoives. it mnv ik
UU IIJU IJUJB, WilU uuvu Bujipncu UIO
zes and given their counsel and nA-
pA nnvn lwnTi Aniinllv Iwnnm1
The cominltteo believes Uiat It Is only
matter of tlino unUl all of tho rural
hools will teach nt least elementary
Side Whiskers Returning.
Tho latest fashion for English dan
03 Is sldo whiskers. According to
T ,1- T". 1 1 11-11 ii. i 1 A
it ijmiiuiiii isiiuv iiiiiii. ii. i nun iii
o crazo for tho costumes of 1830.
ax Bcerlwhm sot this going, tho fan-
dress balls of tho recent season
mmon to sco young men looking Uko
o portraits of Uielr grcat-grandfn-era.
HOXKSDAIiirS !?0(),(IO() HlOU SCHOOL.
LARGE FAMILIES DO NOT
HAVE MORE DEGENERATES,
Speakers at Eugenics Congress Refuti
Motherhood Is being more generallj
recognized In the light of social serv
Ice as tho years go by. Not only k
there n form of mothers' pension li
England, but steps in that dlrectlot
are being taken by American state.
In tho recent eugenics congress it
London Uie largo family was also do
fended. The theory Uiat large famllloi
Include more degenerates and that ear
ly members of such a family wore
more ' likely to become degenerates
long held by rrofessor Karl rearon
leader of tho English cugenlsts, wai
attacked by Delegate McAuley, wh
said Uiat It stood to reason there was
moro chance of ono child out of a fam
Ily of twelve being unfit than of one
child out of two or three. On Uie oth
er hand. If four families of twelve chll
dreu each were compared with twenty
four families of two children tho num
ber of unfit In the two classes would
be practically tho same.
Dr. Hoffman, statistician of the Pro
dential Insurance Company of Amer
lea. challenged tho right of tho first
born to be considered superior anil
"Take that inarvelnns group nf imw.
HOXESIULE'S NEW AH.MOHV, THE
pie wnose memory Is perpetuated in
Westminster abbey, of which a consld
erable proportion were seventh, eighth
ninth nnd even tenth children. In the
case of a celebrated Russian who was
one of the most valuable acquisitions
to mankind he was a seventeenth
Dr. nolfman declared tho chief cnusc
In the decline of tho birth rato in
America was the easy going life that
both the upper and middle classes de
sired to lead.
WANTS TO BE PRESIDENT.
Colorado Man Asks to Begin Training
A modest citizen of La Junta, Colo.,
has written to tho secretary of the In
terior offering his services ns a candi
date for tho presidency during tho com
ing campaign. Ho does not wish to
enter tho field ngalnst President Taft,
Colonel Iloosevelt nnd Governor Wil
son, but would like to begin training
at once ns n "politician." Ills letter,
with its original orthography, follows:
"I have taken nn notion to go Into the
pallUcal business, if I can find the prop
er way of eutern the field, ns a pollu
tion. I will guess that you know some
thing about It, as you have served in
office for some time. Of course. I am
not looking for a largo Offico like you
have, as I would not bo contented with
sutch duties. But nleas nut mo down
HOXESDALE'S $30,000 PLAY HOUSE, 11. II. DITTIUOH, MANAGER.
ror tandWiite ror I'rcl(1ent,'oYthe U S
on the Itcpubllcnn platform, In the fob
lowing years, 1010, 1020, 1021. I do
not want to hold an office wharo a secret-society
man has to hold It. I am
opposed to Join any Order or vote for
any ono thnt has bound himself to any
secret roclcty, wishing this to cans nn
evect I remain a true natural bom citi
zen of the United States and a true
man fore my country."
BIG MEN BEST HUSBANDS.
Beware of Little Follows With Sharp
Noies, Warns Police Matron.
Big men make tho best husbands,
nnd little men with sharp, thin noses
are especially to bo nvolded.
This is the observation of Mrs. Anna
Murphy, chief police matron of Chlca
go. She declared thnt during her long
experience she had noted many In
stances of domestic infelicity and there
from had formed her notions as to the
"Big men, whether It is In business
or In matrimony, are easiest to get
along with," she said. "They are more
even tempered ns a rulo than tho little
fellows. They are more likely to bo
easy going and less Irritable nnd more
generous. Tho little man Is moro like'
ly to be nervous nnd fidgety.
"A mnn with a sharp, thin nose Is
apt to be a scold. Whore a man of
smnjl statuxe is,.emloweUw.ith a .nasal
HOME OF COMPANY E.
orgalTor tnis sort you have a bad com1
blnntlon. There you have a prize fault
finder. Ho will rnll at everything,
from tho way Uie steak Is cooked to
Uie way his socks are darned."
POETRY BRINGS BOOKS.
Jerseyman Writes Verse to Secretary
A New Jersey farmer, riming tho
phrases of "Tama Jim" Wilson, secre
tary of agriculture, and lncidontnlly
mnklng a plea for moro farmers' bulle
tins, takes to tho muse in Uils fash
Ion: Jim Wlleon 1b tho fellow with tho knowl
edge up his sleeve.
Because ho tells ua many things wo sim
ply must believe.
Of how to bud a bank roll on a poach tree
that has died
And pollinlzlnu butter as a nurso crop on
He Issues books nnd pamphlets telling
JiiBt how It Is dono.
But when I wrlto for flvo or six, by eosh,
I Just get one.
A bundle of literature went out to
the Jerseyman on tho first mall, with
a modest effort from tho editor, James
Our secretary's passed tho word that a.
man who writes like you
Must really want our bulletins, bo we send
you julte nfew.
The Wayne county fair will soon
uo nere. rreparo 10 come. Bettor
this year then ever.
THE SHORT OALLOT
Its Advocacy Is Ono Feature of Pres
idential Campaign Its Objtttts.
Tho advocacy of tho "short ballot"
which has been made ono of tho fea
tures of tho presidential campaign
has led many Inquiries as to tho
principles involved and tho proposed
method of operation, which points
this paper has frequently been nsked
Tho National Short Ballot organl
zatidn, which has Its headquarters In
New York city, has prepared In a
concise form n brief synopsis of
"Tho Short Ballot Principle" which
really covers tho question very com
prehensively and tho following Is
the most Important portions. Tho
" Tho dangerously-great power of
politicians In our country Is not duo
to any civic indifference of tho peo
ple, but rests on tho fact that we
are living under a form of democracy
that Is so unworkable as to consti
tute In prnctico a pseudo-democracy,
it is unworkable because
" First It submits to popular
election officers which are too un
important to attract (or deserve)
" Second It submits to popular
election so many offices at ono time
that many of them aro Inevitably
crowded out from proper public
" Third It submits to popular
election so many offices at one time
as to make the business of ticket
making too Intricate for .popular par
ticipation, whereupon somo sort of
private political machine becomes an
lndlspensab)o instrument in elector
" Many officials, therefore, are
elected without adequate public
scrutiny, and owe their selection not
to the people, but to the makers of
tho party ticket, who thus acquire
an influence that is capable of great
"The 'Short Ballot' principle Is
" First That only those offices
should he electlvo which are Import
ant enough to attract (and deserve)
" Second That very few offices
should be filled by election at one
time, so as to permit adequate and
unconfused public examination of
the candidates, and so as to facili
tate the free and Intelligent making
or original tickets by any voter for
himself unaided by political special
ists. " Obedience to this fundamental
principle explains the comparative
success of democratic government in
the cities of Great Britain and other
foreign democracies, as well as In
Galveston, Des Moines and other
American cities that aro governed
" The application of this principle
should be extended to all cities,
counties and states."
d Have The Citizen sent to
your address. Only $1.50 per
gardens, streets, etc.,
is hereby prohibited
EXCEPT between the
hours of 6 & 8 a. m.
and 6 & 8 p. m.
Designer and Man
Office and Works;
1036 MAIN ST.
To whom It may concern:
Notice Is hereby given that under
tho provisions of an act of assembly
of the State of Pennsylvania, dated
May 31, 1887, 1'. L. 278, Sec. 1, a
meeting will be held at Chester A.
Qarratt's law office In Honesdale, Pa.,
on tho 6th day of September, 1912,
at 8 o'clock p. m. for the purpose of
reorganizing tho Honesdale Shoo
Company and electing directors and
officers for the said company.
E. W. LEE,
WM. H. KltANTZ,
E. D. PENWABDEN,
W. F. RIEFLER,
JOHN H. WEAVER,
C. A. Garratt, Attorney. C7el2t
WANTED EXPERIENCED RmBON
Piece work; can nialco 518.00 per
week, but aro guaranteeing $15.00
per week of 55 hours. Married peo
ple preferred. Schnum & Ulillngcr
high-speed double deck looms. Ap
ply by letter only to VIRGINIA SILK
COJU'ANV, INC., South Richmond,
At a meeting of the directors of
tho Honesdale Dime Bank, held on
July 25, 1912, the following resolu
tion was unanimously adopted:
"Resolved, That wo recommend
the stockholders of tho Honesdale
Dime Bank to Increase the capital
stock of the said bank from $75,000
In accordance with the above res
olution a meeting of the stockholders
Is called to convene at the bank on
Thursday, the 10th day of October,
1U12, between the hours of 3 and
The use of
i o'clock in tho afternoon of tho
said day, to tako action on tho ap
proval or disapproval of tho propos
Note: In tho event of tho stock
holders approving the Increase or
recommended, tho Board of Dlreo
tors will fix tho price for which tho
said stock shall ho sold at $200 per
BENJ. F. HAINES,
Honesdale, Pa., Aug. C, 1912.
The Jeweler -
t would like to see you If"
I you are In the market;-
t for ::
I JEWELRY, SILVER-;;
AND NOVELTIES j!
"Guaranteed articles only sold." '. ',
WHTMn M M M M
in your family you of course call
a reliable physician. Don't stop
at that; have his prescriptions
put up at a reliable pharmacy,
even if it is a little farther from
your home than some other store.
You can find no more reliable
store than ours. It would be im
possible for more care to be taken
in the selection of drugs, etc., or
a in me compounding. Prescnp
g tions brought here, either night
q or day, will be promptly and
tt accurately compounded by a
H competent registered pharmacist
H and the prices will be most rea
sonable. I O. T. CHAMBERS,
jj Opp. D. A II. Station. Honesdale. Pa. jj