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THE CITIZEN, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1913.
EARLY EASTER BAD ON TRADE
Shopkeepers Forced to Get Busy
Much Earlier In Year.
Not slnco 185G lias Easter come so
early In the year. It is the occasion
of much activity among milliners and
florists. Usually Easter comes in
April, but this year It falls on March
To the average woman It Is of lit
tle consequence when the festival
arrives, whether it is earlier or later
In the year, but there 1b a commer
cial element which is vitally affected
by the earllness or lateness of the
date of Easter.
Flowers must bo forced Into
bloom so that the markets can bo
supplied at the proper time.
Usually with a late Easter the
flower markets are easily supplied
and nature alone is responsible, but
when the dato comes early in the
year, then the ingenuity of man Is
necessary, that plants may bo made
to bloom before their natural time.
Lilies, azaleas, hyacinths, tulips and
other favored flowers aro greatly In
demand for Easter.
It is the one church festival of the
year which calls for floral decora
tions. T.he churches are burdened
with floral fragrance. The altars
are decked in white and flowers in
profusion can bo found In all Catho
lic and Protestant churches.
It Is not only the florist who be
comes anxious over an early Easter.
Tho shopkeeper who supplies the
Easter gown and the Easter bonnet
looks to Paris for his spring importa
tions with more or less uncertainty.
Tho stores must display their spring
wares before the time is quite suit
able. Easter may fall this year up
on a snow covered country and the
climatic conditions may not be ex
Lent began Wednesday, February
G. One has to go back 101 years be
fore ho reaches an earlier date on
which Ash Wednesday fell. If he
cfhooses to go back to Feb. 3, in the
year 387 A. D., he will find the very
earliest Ash Wednesday ever known.
It Is quite probable that floral dis
plays were not featured on Easter
at that remote age.
What would Fifth avenue and
Broadway do without this royal dis
play of femininity which is display
ed every Easter? The girls and
gowns, tho splender of wealth and
the fragrance of flowers are all now
deeply associated with the day.
The most interesting point is that
Lent comes this year within two
days of the world's record for an
early appearance, and nothing that
has ever matched It has occurred for
DUCKS ARE WELL
Meat mid Err Production Is a Vnlu
Of all the branches of poultry cul
ture, mere is none more profitable
than the breeding of ducks for meat
thrive on land quite unsuitable for
the keeping of other fowls; and if al
lowbd to forage they will find most
of the feed they need the greater
part of the year. The secret of suc
cess In the production of ducklings,
or egg for eating or hatching pur
poses, lies in the good management
or the stock birds at a time when
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they aro mostly dependent upon
their owners for food and shelter.
Many people suppose that no harm
can come to them if they are shelter
ed in any kind of a houso. Such Is
not the case, however. Damp sleep
ing quarters are fatal to the well
being of birds kept for the produc
tion of eggs during tho winter and
early spring months. So long as
ducks keep moving about wet ground
does them no harm, but when they
are compelled to He on the damp
floor of ramshackle structure
throughout long winter nights, they
soon contract leg troubles and other
Withal it must not bo supposed
that ducks need an elaborate abode.
Essentials in the structure aro a dry
floor and adequate means of ventila
tion. Ducks dislike stuffy quar
ters and tho more fresh air they get
without draught tho better they will
thrive and breed. In addition to dry
earth floor in the house the birds
will need dry litter to sleep on. Any
rough material that Is dry, such as
dried grass or leaves, will do.
To insure the highest percentage
of fertility In the eggs, stock ducks
need bathing water but this does not
necessarily mean that they must have
a stream or lake on which to dis
port themselves. If running water Is
available, all well and good, but if
not, a trough made of concrete or
wood and large enough to hold at
least half a barrel of water, may bo
sunk into the ground to provide fa
cilities for bathing. Indian Runner
ducks will breed without having wa
ter for bathing but better results
will be obtained even from this
breed if the bath is 'provided.
As stated above, ducks are capable
of gathering greater part of their
feed in the summer months If allow
ed to range. Unfortunately, how
ever, ducks that are Intended for
breeding purposes during tho winter
and early spring, do not have this
advantage, and the problem of sup-,
plying a ration that will nourish
them equally well, presents itself.
Poorly nourished ducks will lay eggs
that are low in fertility. The birds
must be supplied liberally with ani
mal matter and an abundance of
green food. Steamed clover meets
the latter requirements admirably.
Domestic ducks are apt to lay thin
shelled eggs, a failure that a plenti
ful supply of green food will cor
rect. The best grains for ducks aro
oats, wheat and corn. These should
be fed in tho evening just before
bousing tho birds for the night.
These three varieties of grain will be
rendered more digestible If soaked
in warm water for one hour. Ducks
aro very fond of boiled corn, and
when tho weather Is cold It may be
fed to them while yet warm. It
should be remembered that ducks re
quire grit just the same as other
fowls do, and they should have ac
cess to It at all times.
MOURNERS GREET LIVE MAN.
Police Official, Victim of Hoax, Arrives
Safely In Liverpool.
Inspector nunter of tho Liverpool
police was tho most surprised man in
the world when, arriving in Liverpool
j recently from Canada, he found assom-
bled his friends and relatives all dress
, cd In deep mourning.
I They believed he had been killed
' during tho voyage by a fall down the
companlonway. The report was based
en a cable received from the liner an
lioniaclng the fatality, tho origin of
Fhich Is a mystery.
The Inspector's wife and family were
PIRATES GET STANDARD OIL.
Chinese Freebooters Board Trust's
Junk and Kill Captain.
Tho disorderly elements in tho prov
ince of Fukien have become so for
midable that tho authorities are unable
to cope with them. Traffic has be
come unsafe except for very strong
parties, and these aro compelled to
keep to the principal roads.
Piracies aro very frequent on the
Dragon river, even largo vessels be
ing attacked. A Junk chartered by an
American oil company was boarded by
pirates recently, and tho captain was
1,176 Swains In Gloom.
There aro 1,170 letters In tho dead
lotter office for "Miss Z. X. Radcliffo
of Elgin, 111." This mysterious person
wrote to the mayor of San Francisco
pomo time ago and asked him to help
her get a husband who would appro
date a good girl and 530,000. Her
tetter was published In San Francisco
papers. Answers rained Into Elgin,
but nobody called for them.
"Tho Traveling Salesman" at
tho Lyric on Thursday night.
Never too old to start a
PLANS NEW TRIP
Captain Roald Amundsen to
Try Arctic Next,
WILL USE WIRELESS SYSTEM
Discoverer of South Pole Says Projoct
Will Cost $200,000 and Consume Six
Years of Effort Likes Dog Meat.
Describes Equipment For Next Ven
ture Fram Is Virtually Unsinkable.
Captain Hoald Amundsen, the Nor
wegian explorer who discovered tho
south polo in December, 1011, urrived
In the United States recently and la
delivering Interesting lectures about
his experiences. Ho has given out an
entertaining Interview on his future
Speaking of his proposed trip to the
arctic, ho said ho hoped to leave San
Francisco in August, 1014. and got
back to civilization in 1020. Ho plans
to drift with the Ice north of this con
tinent and bo tho first man to go from
the Pacific to tho Atlantic by tho
Ho Intends to equip his ship, tho
Fram, with wireless apparatus in or
der to keep In communication with
the rest of tho world and to use it iu
his scientific work. It may come In
handy should tho party get In trouble.
"The Fram," said Captain Amund
sen, "will remain in Buenos Aires
about a year. It will be put In dry
dock shortly. If tho Panama canal is
working by tho time she comes out she
will be tnken through It and up to San
Francisco. If the canal is not work
ing she will be carried around through
the strait of Magellan.
May Reach the North Pole.
"Wo will go directly up tho const to
Alaska, where we will take on board
some dogs and maybe an Eskimo or
two. Wo will just drift around and
may reach tho north pole, although wo
won't try especially hard to. That has
been discovered once, and that is plen
ty. Wo will study the currents of the
ocean and tho nir, which will be of
great help to weather forecasters. Tho
Fram will bo equipped practically as
she was for tho trip to tho south pole.
"On that trip wo can-led 120 dogs at
tho start, but wo ate some and fed
somo of tho others to the remaining
dogs. Wo got them In Greenland and
carried them to the south polo. Wo
took them back to Australia, and now
thirty of them have gone back into
tho antarctic circle again with the
Australian expedition. Dog meat is
fairly good. It is a little tough, but
at that it Is hotter than lots of steaks
you get right hero in New York.
"There was one peculiar thing about
tho trip to tho south pole. After wo
crossed tho great Ico barrier there was
no sign of animal life. Just before
reaching tho barrier we saw grciit
schools of whales thousands of them
In a single school but the other side
of the barrier absolutely nothing, not
even a gull. Wo built little piles of
snow every three miles and in them
put n piece of paper telling tho exact
longitudo and latitude of tho pile.
There aro at this time leading from
tho barrier direct to tho pole these
piles of snow. Wo cut out about 0.000
pieces of snow crust to build them
Only Six Men at the Pole.
"There were but five men with mo
from tho time wo left tho station un
til wo reached tho pole. At the polo
and on tho return trip wo gathered
much material, such as minerals,
corals, and the like. None of tho min
erals, so far as I know, bore precious
metals, and tho whole time I was
within tho clrclo I did not see any
coal. It has been reported there aro
vast coal fields on the hidden conti
nent. If thoy aro there I didn't seo
them. Only once did we run into the
Shackleton party, and then I did not
seo them myself. Somo of Shackle
ton's men called on tho men in my
enmp, more out of curiosity than any
thing else, I imngine.
"As food tho men and myself had
hot chocolate and biscuits for break
fast nnd pemmican, granulated milk
and chocolate for dinner. We had but
two meals a dny. Tho men ate two
pounds of pemmican a day, nnd each
of tho dogs was given a pound until it
ran out. nnd then wo began to' eat
Motor sledges do not appeal to Cap
tain Amundsen. Only dog sledges ho
thinks suitable to ice travel.
"Tho Fram," said Captain Amundsen,
"is practically unsinkable. It cannot
bo crushed. It cost tho government
about 75,000, aud Norway has been
amply repaid by tho work that has
been accomplished. I do not know what
tho trip to tho south polo cost, as I
havo not looked over tho accounts yet
Tho trip to the north will cost some
thing over $200,000, of which $100,000
has already been appropriated by Nor
way, There has beeu somo talk of
establishing wireless stations on Point
Barrow and in Siberia, so that observa
tions may bo taken with tho apparatus
on board tho Frnm. I do not know
whether this aIU be done or not."
Captain Amundsen, who laughed nt
tho idea of wearing an overcoat in a
cllmato so balmy as New York's, had a
very bad cold when Interviewed, ne's
wearing his overcoat now. no will re
main In the United States delivering
lectures nnd accepting gold medals un
til the first of June. Then lio'll go
back to Norway and return to New
York in March, 1014.
PITTSBURGH DECLINES TO
INSURE WORKERS IN ZOO.
Employees May Use Stomach Pump
on Tigers, but at Own Risk.
Tho city of Pittsburgh will not be re
sponsible for tho employees of tho
Highland park zoological department
fc'bo uso stomach pumps on Bengal
tiger or who extract aching teeth of
O. A. O'Brien, city solicitor, submit
ted this opinion recently. It was
prompted by an operation performed
on n veteran Bengal tiger which had
Buffered several days with extreme
Ptoimilno poisoning was tho diagno
sis of Ernest Tretow, head keeper.
Trotow "dopod" the old Jungle terror,
gave him an anaesthetic, roped and
gagged him and used a stomach pump.
Ho and his men came through the op
eration without a scratch, although
once tho big Bengal showed signs of
reviving and causing somo disturbance.
The operation was such a dangerous
ono the employees Immediately sought
an opinion as to their rights In event
MY. O'Brien said: "In such a caso
there is no legal liability on the part
of tho city. I find that a man In tho
capacity of keeper at any time, in
trusting to tho gentleness of a wolf or
tho playful frolics of a lion or tiger, is
liable to bo chewed up In whole or In
part, hip or thigh."
CAKE DIMINISHES IN POST.
Woman Charges Mall Carrier Ate Part
With half of what had onco been a
fine sponge cake In her hands, an in
dignant suffragette, weighing slightly
more than 200 pounds, called at tho
Flushing (N. Y.) postolllco recently nnd
demanded from Postmaster Lowerre
the name of tho letter carrier who
had eaten half of the cake which had
been sent her through tho parcel post
by n friend.
It was In vain that Postmaster Low
erre pleaded that the cake was the vic
tim of its environment; that it prob
ably had for Its bosom companion In
tho mall pouch sections of a family
cooking stove or a scuttle of coal sent
on from tho anthracite regions.
Ills words fell on deaf ears, naif
of tho cake was missing and the wo
man wanted Uncle Sam to investigate.
She said the way to her houso was long
and cold, nnd she know that the car
rier got hungry on tho route and fed
on the cake. Making n note of tho
complaint, Postmaster Lowerre dis
missed tho woman, who went her way
declaring things would bo different
when women got their rights.
PLAN INVISIBLE AEROPLANES.
U. S. War Department to Have Ma
chines of Transparent Material.
A newly discovered material for the
manufacture of aeroplanes a material
transparent nnd that makes part of n
machine Invisible In flight is being
used In tho construction of war aero
planes for tho United States army.
Major Edgar Itussell of tho aero
nautic division of tho war department
"We are experimenting witli a semi
transparent material to be used as
parts of the wings nnd undcrstructure
of tho Hying machine. One object of
that is to give the operator of the ma
chine a better vision of tilings below.
The material Is not celluloid, but cellu
loid enters Into its composition."
This new material is a liquid. It Is
lighter per square foot than canvas
and is noncombustlble. It Is admitted
that tho occupant of the machine and
Its frame will bo always visible, but
the experts contend that tho wings can
be made invisible at 1,000 feet.
WOULD PUT ROD IN SCHOOL.
Professor Urges Establishment of
Regular "Spanking Stations."
Professor Frank M. MeMurray of tho
Teachers' college, Columbia university,
believes that spanking iu tho public
schools of New York is a necessary ad
junct of education and that the law
forbidding corporal punishment in any
form is unwise.
Furthermore, he asserts that it is not
enforced nnd cannot be. lie thinks
tho proper course would bo to convert
some of tho city schools at convenient
distances apart Into what in effect
would bo spanking schools, presuma
bly In charge of husky teachers. Un
ruly pupils from all over tho city who
need tho rod could then be transferred
to these schools and their cases prop
erly attended to.
Professor MeMurray was engaged by
the city to investigate certain branches
of tho public school system. Ho report
ed his theories recently.
DEFEATS MASKED ROBBERS.
Canadian Bookkeeper Frees Self From
Rope and Fires.
Working himself free of the rope
with which he had been bound, Clare
West, a bookkeeper of tho Bank of
Nova Scotia, in Edmonton, Canada,
reached his revolver and drove off two
masked robbers who were rifling the
6afe ono day recently.
The pair fired several shots at West
rig they dashed out, ono bullet lodging
in his arm. Tho robbers escaped.
Flier Incorporates 8elf.
Colonel E. S. Cody, erstwhile Ameri
can aviator, now a full fledged British
er, formed himself into a limited 11a
MUty company recently In London
with a capital of $000,000. lie is to
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We load In CAPITAL STOCK ? 200,000.00
Wo lead In SURPLUS and UNDIVIDED PROFITS 372,802.00
We lead in TOTAL CAPITALIZATION 572,862.00
(Our CAPITALIZATION Is the DEPOSITORS SECURITY)
We lead in Deposits 2,403, 348. GO
We lead in TOTAL RESOURCES 3,040,099.22
This year completes the FORTY FIRST since the founding of the
WAYNE COUNTY SAVINGS BANK.
MANY BANKS havo come and gone during that period.
PATRONIZE one that has withstood the TEST of. TIME.
W. B. HOLMES, President H. S. SALMON, Cashier
A. T. SBARLE. Vice-President W. J. WARD, Asst. Cashier.
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