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THE CITIZEN, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1913.
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1013.
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THOUGHT FOR TO-DAY.
Small kindnesses, small courtesies,
small considerations, habitually prac
ticed in our social intercourse, give
greater charm to the character than
the display of great talent and ac
Wo go on paying high insurance
.rates rathes than take fire 'precau
tions. The latter strike tho Ameri
can as being expensive; tho former
lie does not feel or else regards them
as inevitable. In five years the fire
losses in this country have consider
ably exceeded a billion dollars. In
only one of the five years was the
loss less than $200,000,000. We
have more lumber than Europeans
have, and therefore there is more
temptation to use 'cheap building
materials; but the notable fact about
these heavy fire losses is the amount
of them that occur In cities where
no wood is allowed as a primary
structural material. Hotels and
business blocks burn readily, partly
on account of tho large amount of
wood trimming in even a so-called
fireproof building, and partly be
cause wo do not, as a nation, main
tain effective supervision.
ENFRANCHISMEXT OF AVOMEN.
A bill has been presented to the
Senate by Hon. Archibald W. Pow
ell, of Allegheny county, and to tho
House by Hon. Frank H. Rockwell,
of Tioga county, for tho submission
to tho voters an amendment to the
State Constitution enfranchising the
Women of Pennsylvania.
The bill has passed the third Toad
ing In tho House.
The stato of Pennsylvania has Just
as noble men as tho nine states In
which the women havo been en
franchised, and when tho voters
come to realize what an Injustice
has been practiced upon woman by
the fundamental law of tho State,
making it a crime or disability to
be a woman, they will arise In their
manhood and take this foul blot off
tho escutcheon of Pennsylvania and
place their wives, mothers and sis
ters at their sides politically. The
state has trusted the foreign broth
er, often Ignorant of our laws and
institutions, freely with tho ballot;
can it not as safely trust the native
born American woman with tho
FREE ROADS FOR THE FARMER.
Thero seems to be considerable
objection to tho passage of the' $50,
000,000 bond issue for road pur
poses especially In tho agricultural
districts. This opposition arises to
a largo extent, no doubt, form tho
fact that the people do not fully un
derstand It. Tho bond Issuo will not
impose any tax upon any Individual
in the state, except stockholders In
Thero Is now no Stato tax on real
estate although many people Imagine
that thero is. The expenses of tho
Stato are borne almost exclusively
by tho receipts from corporate tax
ation and tho bond issue will be
cared for In the same way. It will not
cost a farmer in Wayne county or
In tho Stato a single cent, but, on
tho other hand, will glvo him most
excellent roads to his county seat
and to other places In his county.
When tho people fully understand
conditions and realize what they are
receiving in return for tho expendl-
the Citizen Publishing Company.
E. B. IIAIIOENREROII
W. W. WOOD
ture of the imoney derived from the
bond Issue we feel quite certain that
they will regard this Important mat
ter from an entirely different view
point. Surely if the Commonwealth
wants to come Into Wayne county
and give us good roads with money
paid into the State Treasury by the
largo corporations of the State our
people would be most foolish to of
fer any objections by their votes.
The bond issue should pass by all
Interest in New Jersey politics now
centers In tho appointments to be
made by Governor Wilson In the
closing days of his administration
there. Long lists of names fill the
news columns of the papers. This
man is to have such and such a
berth for such and such a service to
the President-elect. That man Is
to get another office for another
favor. After looking over the en
tries we should judge that the re
tiring Governor means to overlook
nobody In this final distribution of
plums. He will pay his personal
debts in full, with tho funds of New
Jersey, even as ho accepted the finan
cial support of that State while cam
paigning about the country for the
Presidency. Wouldn't there be a
roar of protest, If the New Jersey
senate should refuse to confirm these
appointments? But why shouldn't
it, If tho United States Senate re
fuses to confirm the ordinary rou
tine appointments for the retiring
I Mr. Taft has no personal debts to
pay with offices. Nobody helped
him into tho 'Presidency last fall.
The only help he got was out of It
and that carries no obligations. Ills
appointments are merely designed
for the best Interests of the govern
mental machinery, which does not
work smoothly unless all parts are
Representative Shern, of Philadel
phia, has Introduced Into the Legis
lature the uniform divorce act rec
ommended by the National Divorce
Tho bill has attracted compara
tively little attention, but it deals
with a subject which Is of vital Im
portance to society.
Divorce Is an evil which must be
recognized, but It Is Infinitely worse
when It Is looked upon as a purely
local matter. The marriage ties
should be equally binding In every
Stato of tho Union, and likewise, a
legal severance of them should be
valid In California as well as In
Maine. Reno Is a blot upon the
Marriage is a universal custom,
as old as the race, and any connec
tion of Stato laws, which declares a
man and woman married In one
State and not married in another,
is discreditable to our common sense
and an affront to decency.
To exert ourselves in combatting
the "social evil" seems to bo rather
beside the point so long as, under
conditions now existing, marriago It
self may be an evil.
To Hear Fuller Case.
The impeachment charges brought
against Judge Fuller, of Luzerne
county, by Attorney Thomas D. Shea,
of Nantlcoko, will bo heard by the
houso special committee Wednesday
evening, Feb. 19, at 7:30 o'clock.
This was decided on at a meeting of
the committee last week,
Chairman John R. K. Scott said
that an effort will bo made to dis
pose of tho case promptly, though
tho committee will go into every
specification of misdemeanor In a
thorough manner. Representative
Samuel R. Scott, of Philadelphia.
was made secretary and it was ar
ranged to secure the services of an
assistant sergeant-at-arms for tho
serving of all processes in tho pro
.Mothers' Pension Killed.
Enactment of any legislation on
the subject of mothers' pensions this
session was made Improbable by the
action of tho house Judiciary gener
al committee in agreeing to recom
mend the bill to establish a commis
sion was made Improbable last week
by the action of the house Judiciary
general committee In agreeing to .
recommend the bill to establish a
These public hearings havo been
announced: February 18, stato taxa
tion bills; February 19, workmen's
compensation or employers' liability,
and February 20, hunters license
An effort made to secure unanim
ous consent for the consideration of
a resolution to put tho mercantile
license law repealer on the calendar
in spite of a negative resolution, but
objections were made.
Warriors ns Guests.
Members of the House, In pa
triotic mood, amended the Senate
.resolution providing tor the trans
portation of veterans to the celebra
tion of the semi-centennial o'f the
battle of Gettysburg at the battle
field next July, to provide that all
men who enlisted in Pennsylvania,
in army, navy or marine corps,
should be the guests of tho State.
This would Include the men who en
tered tho so-called emergency regi
ments, and those who served on the
seas. Tho members of Pennsylvania
regiments and the Confederate vet
erans in this State are already taken
When tho resolution came up
Messrs. Mitchell, Erie, and Wlltbank
of Philadelphia, moved to 'make
changes, and half an hour was oc-
UUjMCU 111 UIOliUOOluili b... u. i
which Mr. Allen, .while the members
whistled "Marching Through Geor-j
gia," drafted an amendment which '
took care of everyone wno mignt
havo a claim to having been a Penn
sylvania soldier or sailor.
The resolution goes to the Senate
for concurrence in tho amendment.
MUST BE PAID SOOX
Corporations in the Ninth District I
of Pennsylvania whose returns of
annual net incomo have not yet
been made are again reminded by
Collector H. L. Hershey, of Lancas
ter, that the returns must be In his
hands on or beforo March 1st, 1913.
The penalty fixed by law for failure
to make the return within the prop
er time is from $1,000 to $10,000.
The Ninth district is composed of the
following counties: Adams, Bedford,
Blair, Bradford, Carbon, Center,
Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland,
Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Hunting
don, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancas
ter, Lebanon, Luzerne, Lycoming,
Mifflin, Monroe, Montour, North
ampton, Northumberland, Perry,
Pike, Potter. Snyder, Sullivan. Sus
quehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne,
Wyoming and York.
Within this territory are located
4,500 corporations. Of these only
about 1,000 have thus far made re
turns. Collector Hershey regrets
the laxity with which this matter
has been treated so far. and urges
a prompt compliance with the law
In order that the returns may bo ex
amined and tabulated in ample time.
He is very desirous that not one cor
noratlon shall render Itself liable to
the penalty through failure to make
this return by March 1st. The law
inflicting this penalty is mandatory,
and will be enforced. No officer of
the government has power to remit.
A CRUSADE AGAINST RATS.
Not long ago tho newspapers told
of a campaign against rats begun
by tho citizens of a certain town.
They determined utterly to destroy
this pest. The idea was a splendid
one. Every town in Pennsylvania
would do well to adopt It. The rat
is one of the greatest menaces to
the public health.
Tho common brown or Norway
rat Infests our towns and cities by
the millions. Aside from great
damage which it does to property, it
carries with it germs of many dis
eases. It Inhabits sewers and dump
heaps of all kinds. 'No one knows
to what extent tho rat Is responsible
for many epidemics which spring up
from time to time. It has been
proven to bo an active agent In the
spread of the Bubonic plague, his
torically called tho black death.
Rats are susceptible to a disease
which very much resembles leprosy.
They carry numerous internal para
sites. Among these are tho trichina
or flesh worm, which Is the cause of
trichinosis. It is said that this dis
ease will never bo eradicated from
man until all rats and mice have
practically been destroyed.
To rid your homo and your town
of rats will moan the saving of lives
and property. Tho rat Is a filthy
disease carrying animal and a cam
paign against it will be decidedly
GROCERS' ANNUAL CONVENTION
Wilmington, Del., Feb. 17. Great
Interest is manifested hero regard
ing tho seventh annual convention
of tho Pennsylvania, 'New Jorsoy and
Delaware Wholesale Grocers' Asso
ciation, comprising the 350 whole
sale grocery firms In the states
named, to be held in this city, March
12-13, In the now million dollar Ho
tel du Pont.
Tho wholesale grocers here, the
hosts to tho convention, havo com
pleted arrangements to give tho del
egates a royal welcome. Tho Wil
mington Chamber of Commerce will
issue a special Invitation to the
members of the association, assuring
them that this city Is looking for
ward with great Interest to tho
coming convention and that Wil
mington feels highly honored In
having been selected for this year's
The officers of the association aro
Robert G. Bursk, president, Phila
delphia, and A. M. Graves, secretary
and general manager, Bourse Build
The management of the Rink has
succeeded in getting tho Maplo City
Five together again, and tho first
basket ball game since Christmas
will be played at the Rink with
Seelyvllle on Wednesday evening.
While it seems a little late in the
season to start up basket ball, thero
Is good prospects of several local
games which no doubt will be the
only kind that will pay at this sea
son. The G. C. club, Texas No. 4
and Hawley and White Mills all havo
good teams and these with one or
two outside teams to help out, will
be enough to finish the season,
Senor Escandon, a prominent Mexican
politician, who held a high ofllce during
the Diaz regime, Bald In an Interview that
It was possible that all former friends
of General Diaz would return to Mexico
and would ask tho old general to return
In order to pacify the country. Senor
Diaz, who Is the undo of General Felix
Diaz, head of tho revolt against Madero,
Is now In Europe. It Is generally believed
he will not return to assume charge of
affairs In his troubled country In view of
his advanced age. He Is In his eighty
GREAT WAVES POUND LINERS.
Sailor, Demented, Dives Into Storm
New York, Feb. 17. With one sailor
lost at sea In a terrific storm which de
layed tho vessel twenty-four hours, the
steamship Baltic of tho White Star
line arrived in New York badly batter
ed by the gale. The Kalscrln Auguste
Victoria of tho Hamburg-American
lino, and the Provence of the French
line arrived just ahead of tho Baltic
also reporting heavy storms encounter
ed In inidocean, in which they were
severely shaken by the waves.
Passengers of nil three vessels re
ported a most unpleasant voyage, the
constant sweep of immense waves over
the decks forcing every one to remain
The loss jf the seaman irom the Bal
tic occurred on Thursday and was n
case of suicide. The man, Patrick
Ward of Liverpool, who Is believed to
have been demented, threw himself
from the main deck at tho height of
the storm and immediately disappear
ed. So heavy were tho waves that It
was Impossible to launch a lifeboat,
nnd nothing could bo done to rescue
Gales were encountered by tho Bal
tic from the moment of leaving
Quecnstown. John Cantor, tho pilot.
could. not be put ashore and was com
pelled to nmk the voyage across tho
Atlantic. Several lifeboats on tho up
per decks were smashed by the waves,
railings wore broken and twisted and
other slight damage done.
Tho Knlsorin Auguste Victoria
brought 200 cabin passengers, all of
whom showed tho effect of the rough
voyage. Tho vessel was but little
The railings of tho Provence were
bent by the great waves encountered
on Thursday. Among the passengers
was Le Roy White, a relative of An
drew G. White, once United States
ambassador to Germany. Officers of
tho Provence reported thnt the gale nt
one time reached a velocity of ninety
miles an liout.
WILL TRAVEL WITH STUDENTS
Wilson to Go to Washington on Prince
ton's Special Train.
Princeton, N. J., Feb. 17. President
Elect Wilson explained his plans for
tho Inauguration. Mr. Wilson and ills
family will leave hero at 11 o'clock In
the morning on Monday, March 3, on a
special tralu ns guests of the student
body of Princeton university, arriving
at Washington at 4 o'clock in tho after
noon. Ho will attend a smoker given
that evening by the Princeton Alumni
association of the District of Columbln,
to which Princeton graduates generally
havo been invited.
IIo said ho would not make a speech.
He believes that his first utterance In
Washington should bo his Inaugural
address. On March 4 the usual pro
gram of the Inaugural ceremonies will
bo followed. Tho Wilsons will hnve a
few guests at luncheon at tho White
House, but havo made no plans for any
other social functions.
"We will follow precedent that day,"
said Governor Wilson.
P. 0. INSPECTOR RESIGNS.
Robert S. Sharpe of Tennessee, Chair
man of Parcel Post, Leaves Service.
Washington, Feb. 17. Robert S.
Sharp of Tenuessee, chief postofllco In
spector, resigned to enter business.
Tarter B. Keeue of Maine has been ap
pointed to succeed him.
Sharp was chairman of tho commit
tee which worked out tho details of the
parcel post organization.
Cloudy today; much colder In south
portion; tomorrow unsettled, probably
snow flurries In north portion; mod
erate, variable winds.
"The Traveling Salesman" will
be the attraction next Thursday
Hawley, Feb. 15.
Miss Daisy Killam, of Spring
street, entertained about twenty of
her lauy friends on Tuesday even
ing. Cards were the chief amuse
ment. A prize for the best playing
was won by Mrs. Catterall and tho
booby prize by Mrs. May Plum. De
licious refreshments were served.
.May Killam of Honesdalo called
on 'friends and relatives hero Wed
C. C. Gumble, of Paupack, was In
Hazel James, of Lakovllle, Is visit
ing frlerfds and relatives here.
Mrs. Harry Cross, of Hoadleys,
spent a few days with relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Atkinson, of
Academy street, left for New 'York
Thursday. From thero they will go
to New Orleans, Texas, New Mexico,
Arizona and California, where they
will spend some time. Then they
expect to go to Portland, Oregon;
Seattle, Washington; Vancouver,
British Columbia and Yellowstone
Park, Wyoming. They expect to
spend some time in Chicago, return
ing homo about May 1st.
Mrs. C. H. Woodward of Chestnut
street, is 111.
Mrs. May Plum, of River street,
entertained at cards Wednesday af
ternoon in honor of Mrs. Raymond
Ammerman, of Wilkes-Barre.
Gouldsboro, Feb. 17.
A very Interesting program was
rendered at the Lincoln services held
in tho M. E. church Thursday eve
ning. The Gouldsboro cornet band
rendered several patriotic selections.
A. H. Flower read an essay on Lin
coln. Mrs. F. Robinson had a read
ing from "Tho Critics" that was
thoroughly enjoyed by all. Many
who were unable to attend the ser
vices Thursday night have expressed
a deslro that Mrs. Robinson repeat
the reading In the near future. The
pastor gave a short talk and read
some Interesting clippings from New
York newspapers published shortly
after Lincoln had received the nomi
nation for President.
Mrs. A. C. Swartz of New York,
who has been visiting her sister,
Mrs. Joseph Matthews, and her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Schln
nerllng, of Thornhurst, returned
home on Friday. Her little nephew,
Gus Matthews, accompanied her.
The Ladles' Aid society of, the M.
E. church were delightfully enter
tained by Mrs. E. F. Sebring at a
Lincoln Tea Thursday afternoon. The
principal decorations were hearts.
Mrs. Thomas Scales of Blngham
ton, N. Y., has been visiting her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Kelley,
at Lackawanna Mountain House.
W. G. Tiger, who has been sick
for a long time, was taken to the
State hospital Friday evening.
Peter Waldorf, who was convalesc
ing from a long sickness, had a re
lapse on Friday and is much worse.
Miss Hilda DuTot, who has been
sick for some time, is a very little
The Valentino social and danco
given by Clifton Grange was very
well attended and about eight dol
The Ladies' Aid society will serve
a Dime dinner in tho I. O. O. F. hall
Mrs. E. F. Sebring slipped and
fell on the ice in front of Carr's
store Friday morning, severely in
juring her right arm.
WHY I BUY AT HOME.
Tho Michigan Tradesman (Grand
Rapids) recommends merchants to
have the following declarations
printed in big type, framed and
hung up in tho store, also given to
the editor of the home paper and
otherwise made public:
I buy at homo because my Inter
ests are here.
Because I want to see tho goods.
Because I sell what I produce here
Because I want to get what I pay
Because I believe in transacting
business with friends.
Because tho man I buy from
stands back of the goods.
Because the community that Is
good enough for me to live In Is
good enough to buy In.
Because the man I purchase from
pays his part of the city and coun
MADE ISO POUNDS OF
SUGAR IX JANUARY.
Leslie Gregory, of Stllesville, was
in this village yesterday selling new
maplo sugar, which he has recently
been making from his trees on the
old Daniel Stiles farm, purchased by
him of M. F. Axtell a few weeks
ago. During the month of January
Mr. Gregory made over 150 pounds
of sugar. Deposit Journal.
THE TOWER HOTEL is located
directly opposite the Falls. Rates
i aro reasonable.
BENJ. H. DITTRICH, Lessee and Manager.
THE GREAT LAUGHING SUCCESS
By JAMES FORBES, Author of "THE OnORUS LADY."
The Most Discussed The Play With
Comedy of the Century One Thousand Laughs
SPECIAL PRICES : 25 - 50 - 75 & $1.00
Seat Sale Wednesday, Feb. 10.
Stops Scalp Itch
Dandruff nnd Every Form of Scalp
Disease Cured Quick by Zemo,
It Is simply wonderful how Zemo
goes after dandruff. You rub a little
of It in with tips of tho fingers. It
gets right down Into the glands, stim
ulates them, stops tho Itch, and
makes tho head feel fine. No, It
Isn't sticky! Zemo Is a fine, clear,
vanishing liquid. You don't have to
even wash your hands after using
Zemo. And what a wonder it Is for
eczema, rash, pimples and all skin
afflictions. A 25-cent bottle at A. M.
Lelne's drug store, Honesdale, Is
guaranteed to stop any skin Irrita
tion. Zemo is prepared by E. W. Rose
Medicine Co., St. Louis, Mo., and is
regularly sold by druggists at $1 a
bottle. But to prove what It will do
at trifling expense, Zemo Is now put
up In 25-cent trial bottles.
STALKER AND B RAMAN.
Stalker and Braman, Feb. 17.
Chas. Cargln Is busy again filling
tho creamery lco house.
R. J. and O. C Stalker are getting
out a nice lot of excelsior wood.
Miss Emma Woolheater made a
business trip to Blnghamton recent
ly. We are glad to hear that Mrs.
Addio Young, who is sick with pneu
monia, Is improving. Dr. Frisble
and Emma Stalker are attending
Mrs. Jacob Kellam and Heeman
Cole are also on the sick list.
Mrs. John Schnackenberg return
ed homo Wednesday night with her
granddaughter, Dorothy McKechnie,
after an extended visit at Jersey
The Ladies' Aid society met with
Mrs. R. J. Stalker Feb. 13th. Twenty-six
were present and all enjoyed
a pleasant time. The next meeting
will be March 13th with Mrs. Chas.
WILL APPLY FOR LICENSE.
Ferdinand J. Crockenberg, of
Scranton, Intends to make formal
application 'for a retail li
quor license for the John Oyer
place, opposite the entrance to tho
fair grounds. A petition is being
circulated in behalf of his applica
tion. Mr. Crockenberg was born at
Hawley, Wayne county. He Is a
hotelman of considerable experience.
Harry Deck is installing a largo
plumbing job In the Spring House,
"THE TRAVELING SALESMAN"
One of the most delightful plays
dealing with a phase of American
life and character, "The Traveling
Salesman," by James Forbes, au
thor of the slang classic "The Chorus
Lady" and "The Commuters," will
bo shown at the Lyric on Thursday,
February 20 th. Tho play comes to
us from long runs In Now York nnd
Chicago. The locale of tho play is
Grand Crossing, a Middle Western
village. The story opens on Christ
mas Day, and In the first act is
shown the Interior of tho railway
station, where Bob Blake, the travel
ing salesman, and Beth Elliott, tho
pretty ticket agent, meet and are
speedily attracted to each other.
The story is related by widely con
trasting types of villagers and drum
mers. Without question, "The
Traveling Salesman" provides more
hearty laughs than any other comedy
on the stage at tho present time.
Included in the company which
will appear hero are many artists
who are well known to our play
goers. The leading comedy role,
Bob Blake, will bo interpreted by
Karl Howltt, an actor of much abil
ity and prominence In light comedy
characters, and the leading lady Is
Rosalind Randolph, a charming and
If You Own One.
Then you ought to know that
druggists everywhere will hand you
a bottle of Booth's HYOMEI for only
50 cents. Pour a few drops of
HYOMEI into the inhaler and start
this very day to breathe tho healing
Balsamic vapor and destroy tho Ca
With every pacicago of Booth's
HYOMEI comes a little booklet
which explains how easy It is to end
tho misery of Catarrh and Croup.
It is made of Australian Eucalyptus
and contains no harmful drug.
I But best of all Pell, tho druggist,
I is authorized to refund your money
1 If you are dissatisfied. If you
' haven't the HYOMEI Inhaler ask for
I tho complete outfit, $1.00. Just
' breathe it no stomach dosing.
Thursday, Feb. 20