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THB CITIZEM, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1912.
The Islands Look For Inde
pendence Next Year.
FROM DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS
Hear That VV. J. Bryan Is to De Gov
ernor General Agulnaldo Comes to
the Front as a Candidate For High
Stagnation of development of the
Philippines nuil demoralization of the
Filipinos themselves will result from
continued agitation by Democratic
leaders In congress of projects fur re
leasing the islands from the control of
the United States In the opinion of
army olllcers and others who have
had administrative experience In the
One bill indorsed by the Democratic
leaders of the house already Is pending,
and a serious effort Is likely to be
made to put It through at the speW.il
session, if one Is called. This bill pro
vides for limited independence at once
and complete Independence by 11)20.
In a demonstration which took place
nt Manila immediately after the eloi
tion of Woodrow Wilson to the presi
dency olllclals here see the tirst indi
cation of what is to come. More than
20,000 Filipinos, It is reported from
Manila, indulged in the wildest jubi
lation over the Democratic victory and
listened to addresses In which the rule
of the United States was declared as
practically at an end.
It is reptrded as significant here that
on this occasion Aguinaldo, the leader
of the Filipino insurrection following
the war with Spain, appeared publicly
for the lirst time since his capture by
the American troops in the islands.
He addressed the gathering In the lirst
political speech he has made since the
end of his insurrection. It Is believed
here that this action on the part of
Aguinaldo means that from now on he
will be In the front ranks of the aspir
ants for political honors which Demo
cratic proposals have led the Filipinos
to believe to be almost within their
It lias been learned that since Wil
son's election the Filipino press has
been busy sketching the future, all
assuming that the Democratic admin
istration will arrange for their inde
pendence quickly. These newspapers
have already informed their readers
that W. J. Bryan, who for years has
been the champion in the United States
of Filipino independence, Is to be gov
ernor genera) after March 4 and that
Flske Warren, for n time prominent as
a leader of the antl-iraperlallst move
ment, is to be vice president of the
Philippine commission. The group of
would be political leaders in Manila
and other places In the Philippines are
already busy, olilcials here are Inform
ed, with their propaganda preliminary
to getting voters Into line to support
them for the ofllces which they believe
the Democrats will open to them.
The possibility of the islands being
soon turned over to the Filipinos hay
already caused a cessation in the flow
of capital to the Philippines. Ameri
cans who have already invested in the
Philippines declare they will not ven
ture another cent in the islands' indus
tries until they know whether or not
American control Is to be continued.
On his recent trip to the Pacific Ma
jor General Leonard Wood, former
commander of the Philippines division,
was besieged by Americans Interested
in the Philippines, who said they were
planning to sever all business connec
tions in the islands if the uncertainty
as to the continuance of American con
trol continued much longer. Decisive
action by the Democrats in favor of
freeing the Philippines within the next
few years will result in n general exo
dus from the Islands of Americans mid
other foreign Investors, according to
reports received here.
It Is believed that the Democratic
leaders may tight shy of granting the
Filipinos Immediate independence or
even passing the Jones bill, which pro
poses to give them limited self govern
ment for eight years, to bo followed in
1020 by absolute independence. It Is
expected, however, that Jhe Democrats
will compromise by promising to give
the Filipinos Independence on a speci
fied date, thus committing future ad
ministrations to make good on a pledge
made by this congress.
Men who have spent mony years in
the Philippines declare that the num
ber of capable, educated men among
the Filipinos is very small indeed as
compared to their total population of
0,000,000 people. This smull group Is
already active in a political way and
has shown that It exerts a powerful in
fluence on the vnst body of the people,
who believe the most nbsurd state
ments made to tliem by such lenders.
8nowshoes For Horses.
Snowshoes for Chicago horses will be
ready for the first fall of snow or
frozen streets. Tho shoes, furnished
by tho Chicago Society of Humane
Friends, are mndo of carpot And can
vas and are Intended to bo slipped
orer a fallen animal's feot so that he
can got up. Traffic policemen will car
ry sits of four for the use of drivers
Whose horses fall.
FUND OF $10,000,000
tO PENSION WORKERS.
Bell Telephone, Western Union and
Western Clectrio Provide It.
The Hell Telephone company an
nounced that the board of directors of
that corporation and those of the West
ern Union Telegraph nnd Western
Electric companies have established a
$10,000,000 pension fund for the benefit
of their employees.
This fund Is to lie available for those
who have been in the service of the
companies for more than a year, and it
will not only pay death benefits, but
also sick benefits and Indemnify their
employees against accidents.
The employees nre to be paid accord
ing to the amount of their wages, a
certain percentage of their salaries
governing the amounts to which they
are to be entitled. Many employees
who hnve been compelled to be with
out income during Illness will receive
a percentage of their salary.
Tho death benefits are also based on
the wages and salaries which the em
ployees receive, nnd when they nre
killed In the service of the companies
or in the actual performance of their
duties, the amount to which thMr heirs
are entitled will be doubled.
The company says this matter has
been under consideration for some
time, but the working out of the prob
lem lias entailed such an enormous
amount of labor to be able to equalize
the benefits which will nccrue to all of
their employees that it has been Im
possible to arrange the details until
The plan is to become effective on
Dec. 1, and this fund has been set off
in the liabilities of the companies tin
same as any other portion of their
funded debt and Is secured by bonds
The companies have 175,000 employ
ees. Male employees who have reach
ed the ago of sixty and have been
twenty years or more In the service of
the companies will be permitted to re
tire on pensions. They may lie retired
at tlie option of the companies nt fifty
five years of age, after twenty-live
years of service. The pension age for
women employees is In each case five
years younger than male employees.
The amount of the pension is automat
ically based on the years of service and
the amount of pay and will be 1 per
cent of the average annual pay for ton
years, multiplied by the number of
years of service.
FORESAW WILSON'S ELECTION
His Teacher Predicted It When He
Was Ten Years Old.
John C. Baker of Manhattan, III..
was the happiest man in Will county
over tho election of Woodrow Wilson
to the presidency because of a predic
tion made by his sister, Mrs. Mary
Russell, more than forty years ago.
Mrs. Russell was Wilson's teacher
when he was ten years old In Tlleston
school In Wilmington, S. C, nnd nt
that time predicted that the boy would
some day be president. She did not
live to see her prophecy fulfilled, dying
three years ago at LeesvlIIc, N. C. at
the age of eighty-four.
As a token of his esteem Wilson gave
his teacher a Httlo fretwork picture
frame, which Is now in the Baker
home. Mrs. Russell watched Dr. Wil
son grow to fame and with each nd
vance changed the picture in the
frame. When she gave the frame to
her brother she remarked, "You will
want to keep this, for when he gets
to bo president you will be very proud
Mr. Baker says that Governor Wil
son's father, the Itev. Joseph Wilson,
visited him at Manhattan when his
son published his first book and said,
"Well, I don't see where Woodrow gets
"PRISON SHIP" FOR CADETS.
Naval Academy Restores Old "Chain
Convinced that simple confinement
to quarters does not make up a suffi
ciently serious punishment for mid
shipmen guilty of certain infractions
of the rules. Captain J. II. Gibbons,
superintendent of the Naval academy,
has ordered that hereafter they will
be confined to n station ship, us in
years past, during the period of their
punishment, nnd the old Relnn Mer
cedes, captured from Spain in 18'JS,
has been selected as the "prison ship."
A number of interdicted midshipmen
already have taken up their abode be
tween her decks. The midshipmen
who nre In durance nre formed In a
squad and marched from the ship to
their recitations and meals nnd then
marched back again, no Intercourse
being allowed with their fellows.
The squad in the old days was called
the "chain gang."
DUTCH CHAIR FOR COLUMBIA
Holland Raising Funds For Queen Wil
President Butler of Columbia univer
sity, New York, announced recently
that a movement had been organized
In Holland for tho establishment at
Columbia university of n Queen WIN
hclmlua professorship of Dutch his
tory, literature and language.
The Dutch government aud leaders
In intellectual mid commercial life in
Holland pledging half of the funds
necessary for tho undurtnking on con
dition that the remaining half la raised
in tho United States. Columbia univer
sity has been chosen because of the
historical relation of Now York to
Ilolland and to tho Dutch people.
Big Contributions Bring Inter
national Gonterence Nearer.
J. P. MORGAN GIVES $100,000
The Plan Is to Assemble All Christian
Creeds on Common Ground Place
and Date of the Conference Have Not
With the payment of a contribution
of $100,000 by J. Pierpont Morgan ns a
basis, tlie universal movement looking
toward world unity In religion has re
ceived impetus, and Its founders look
for n much quicker carrying out of
their plan for an International confer
ence than they had hoped for. The
Idea was born In the general conven
tion of the Protestant Episcopal
Church of tlie United States nt Cin
cinnati in October, 1010, and the Uev.
Dr. W. T. Manning, rector of Trinity
church, New York, brought It forward.
Ho Is chairman of the committee on
plan nnd scope.
Tho fact that Mr. Morgan had con
tributed such a largo sum to the move
ment wns not generally known until
Alfred W. Martin, associate leader of
the Society For Ethical Research,
made the announcement recently.
Mr. Morgan is a member of tlie gen
eral commission of tho Kplscopal
church, and associated with him on
that body, of which tho Rev. C. P. An
derson of Chicago is president, are
Bishop Ithlnelnndcr of Pennsylvania.
Sctli Low, George Wharton Pepper of
Philadelphia, Francis Dynde Stetson. I
Samuel Mather of Cleveland and
George Zabrlskie of New York, who is
Cardinal Gibbons Favors it.
"world conference for the consid-1
oration of questions of faith and or-1
der," as the movement Is olllelnlly
termed, had never been proposed un
til Dr. Mnnnlng introduced a resolution
in tho general convention of 1910 that
steps be taken to bring about such a
gathering of representatives of all
Christian communions throughout the i
world. His resolution was adopted :
unanimously, and Mr. Morgan an-
nounced he would aid the plan in
every way. Later it was made known
that he would contribute $100,000.
This sum hns been paid to the Joint
commission and In conjunction with
many other gifts, somewhat smaller In
amount, will serve the finnnciol pur
poses of the commission until the con-.
ference Is actually held.
The most recent recruit to the world ,
conference idea is Cardinal Gibbons.
His support has greatly encouraged the
commission. This action on his part ,
will, it is believed, result In the ap-
polntment to the joint commission of 1
representatives of the Catholic church 1
Religious Bodies Interested.
The religious bodies that already
have named representatives are tho'
Episcopal church In the tinlted Stntes,
the Congregational church, the Com-'
mission of the Disciples of Christ, the
Presbyterian church in the United!
States, the executive committee of the
executive commission of tho Alliance
of Reformed Churches holding the
Presbyterian system, western or Amer
ican section; the Southern Methodist
Episcopal church, Southern Baptist
convention, Moravian church in Amer
ica, Reformed church in the United
States, Methodist Episcopal church,
Evangelical Lutheran church, United
Presbyterian Church of North Amer
ica, Reformed Presbyterian Church of
North America, Northern Baptist con
vention, Freo Baptists, Reformed
Church In America, Reformed Presby
terian Church In North America and
the Church of England in America.
Tho Greek Catholic church nlso has
taken cognizance of the movement, and
the chief authority of that sect Is ex
pected to appoint n representative.
The bishops of tho Church of England
also will bo represented.
One of the problems is where to hold
the world conference. The English
bishops think this country should be
selected, and the members of the com
mission from the United States are
working to that end. When the con
ference will take placo has not been
determined, Dr. Manning says. It may
not be for two years, since an enormous
amount of work will bo necessary to
arrango for what is expected to bo the
preatest religious gathering of modem
MEAT PRICES STILL SOAR.
Vsgotariani, However, Saved Mone
During the Patt Year.
The cost of living continued to nd
vunco during the past year, so far as,
meat eaters are concerned, according
to a report Issued by tho department
of agriculture. Vegetarians, however,
saved money, for, according to tho of
flclal showing, virtually all vegetables
enumerated in the government's list
fell in price, with tho single exception
of beans, which cost on tho farm $2.34
on Oct. 15, aa against $2.27 on the
same date last year.
Milk dropped slightly In price and
both apples and peaches were lower.
Tho Increase in the value of farmers'
live stock also kept paco with tho In
crease In the products of tho farm.
Horses which could bo bought for $137
last October now avorago $140, while
milk cows that then were valued at
$42.09 now are sold at $47.30.
Tho deadly nightshade In Italy and
Spain is the emblem of falsehood. It
Is probable that the poisonous charac
ter of the plant find something to do
with the symbolism.
Perfume of Flowers.
It Is claimed tuat the perfume of
flowers disappears ns soon as the
starch in the petals Is cxhnusted, and
It may, it is said, be restored by plac
ing tho flowers In a solution of sugar,
when the formation of starch and the
emission of fragrance will be nt once
Arctic travelers have noted the cu
rious action of snow nt low le.upcra
turc. It dries garments and absorbs
Within recent years seaweeds have
been introduced into tlie English
kitchen. The edible species, served
witli roast meats, have been found to
be xer palatable. Devonshire nnd
Japanese -eawei'ds are employed
largely in the London Industry.
The Asiatic town of Malwatchl. on
the borders of Russia, Is peopled by
nii'ti only. Women are forbidden en
The Theater of Dionysus.
What was probably one of the ear
liest theaters built was the theater of
Dionysus, which was begun live con
turies before Christ. The seating ca
pacity of this remarkable building Is
said to have Keen H0.000. Tho theater
of Dionysus was erected when Greek
art and literature were in their prime
Here were presented to appreciative
spectators the wonderful works of
Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides.
Our Men and Women.
The nverage height of men In tho
United States and Canada 1s five feet
eight and a half Inches; that of wom
en five feet four and n quarter Inches.
"Positivism" Is the term applied to
a form of religion Invented or founded
In France during the latter part of the
eighteenth century. The members of
the sect believed in only those things
of which they had positive knowledge;
hence the term.
Bank of England Clerks.
The patronage of the Bank of Eng
land belongs entirely to the directors,
a clerk being appointed by each direc
tor In rotation until the vacancies are
tilled, with the exception of one clerk
ship In every seven, which is given to
i sou of one of the clerks of the estab
lishment who hns discharged his duties
to the satisfaction of the directors.
I Her Mother
Shop Early j;
J ! l t J" ! $ J J l J l fc $$' J t l i X "I X
Therefore she got left, and
this little girl was cheated of
There are few sadder sights than a
child crying on Christmas. Let us
hope that YOUU child may never have
this sorrow through YOUR neglect.
The way to uvold it is to shop early.
It was Inst Christmas that this little
girl failed to get her presents tbecauso
her mother left buying them to the
last moment and then fell ill. It is
safe to say that mother has learned
! her lesson and will never procrastinate
You should learn your lesson with
out being taught it by tho tears of a
Make sure by doing your
Christmas buying today.
Then no accident can keep
from your little ones their
NOTICE OF INCORPORATION.
Notlco Is hereby given that an ap
plication will bo made to the Gover
nor of Pennsylvania on Tuesday,
Decombor 10, 1912, by Jacob F.
Katz, William Jonas Katz, Qustavus
Levy, Leo Lovy, Edward A. Katz and
Slgmund Katz, under tho act of As
sembly approved April 29th, 1874,
and Its supplements for tho charter
of nn Intended corporation to bo
called tho KATZ UNDERWEAR
COMPANY, for tho purpose of man
ufacturing Ladles' Cotton, Woolen,
Silk, Linen, Undergarments, Shirt
waists, Aprons, Klmonas and Dress
ing Sncquos from cotton, woolen,
silk, linen, and any admixture thero
of, and to transact all other business
pertaining thereto, nnd to enjoy all
tho rights and privileges granted by
tho net of assembly aforesaid and Its
E. C. MUM FORD,
Honesdi'., Pa Nov. 13, 1912.
ASK ANY HORSE
Sold by daalttra arery whore
TIio Atlantic Refining Company
Tho Citizen ivants a good, llve -
ly correspondent In every vlllago in 1
Wayne county. Will you bo one? ,
Write this office for particulars.
Our GOLD TABLETS if used promptly i
I wil! make short work
O. T. CHAMBERS,
Honesdale, ... Pa.
M. K. SIMONS, President. O. A. EMERY, Cashier.
CAPITAL STOCK - - $75,000.00
Main & 10th
BANK WITH THE
Reasons Why !
It represents more stockholders than any other bank
in Wayne county.
ITS DEPOSITS HAVE REACHED OVER THE
mark and is steadily growing with the people'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 tho
same courtesy as though their funds were deposited by one
or moro persons.
Thib bank comes under tho strict requirements bf the
State banking laws as all savings banks and is frequently
visited by the Pennsylvania State bank examiner, besides
having a board of directors consisting of sixteen of Wayne
county's reliable business men and farmers.
M. B. Allen, W. H. Fowler,
George C. Abraham, W. B. Gulnnlp,
J. Sam Brown, M. J. Hanlan,
Oscar E. Bunnell. John E. Krantz,
Vm. II. Dunn, Fred W. Kreltner,
J. E. Tiffany.
D. & H. CO. TIHE TABLE
In Effect Sop
... .Carbondale ....
... Lake Lodore ...
... . Wnymart
P. M.I V. M.I A.M. I Ar
TN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS
X OF WAYNE COUNTY.
Robert Stowart v. Susie Stowart.
To SUSIE STEWART: You r
horoby required to appear In th
said Court on tho second Monday la
December next, to answer, tho com
plaint exhibited to tho judge of said
court by Robert Stewart, your hus
band, In the cause abovo stated, or In
default thereof a decreo of divorce
as prayed for In said complaint may
bo made against yon In your ab
sence. F. C. KIMBLE, Sheriff.
Honcsdale, Pa., Nor. C, 1912.
MARTIN CAUFIELD I
Designer and Man
Office and Works;
1036 MAIN ST.
ot a cold,
O. Wm. Sell,
M. E. Simons,
George W. Tlsdell,
t. 29. 1912.