The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, February 25, 1913, Page PAGE THREE, Image 3
THE CITIZEN, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1913. PAGE THREE CURRENT TOPICS By Margaret Clinrlcsworth of tho Iloncsdalo lligli School. In this progressive age every one Is clamoring for practical education. Everything must bo reduced to a scientific basis. No longer are the classical studies tho popular curri culum for students In our high schools and colleges. In tho Eng lish course there has always been a trend toward the practical side as well as the cultural. To merely study tho English classics, as a means of culture and refinement Is not what this progressive ago Is call ing for. We must have more prac tical work also. And In answer to this call, we, the students of the Honesdale High school, have taken up the study of current events In two of the leading magazines of the day. When this study of Current Topics first originated, It was carried on In a crude -way. The English teacher reviewed one of the leading New York newspapers and each day as signed a topic which she considered of most importance, to one of the students, who after reading all he could find concerning It, would re view the topic the next morning be fore the hlgli school. This plan, It seems, however, was not very suc cessful, as many of the students were timid when speaking before an assembly, and as a result did not discuss the topic In a way, beneficial to their fellow students, and as only a few did the reading, the benefit derived was limited to a small num ber. Consequently the Instructor decided to 'have several topics of Im portance looked up and discussed by various pupils, in the different Eng lish classes, one day of the week, in place of speaking before the entire school. This plan was continued for some time, then the subject dropped Into the back ground, more or less until about four years ago, when a subscription was made for the "Out look," each English student, being taxed two cents to defray the ex pense. No record was kept of the topics read and occasional questions in tho monthly tests was the only manner of examining tho students. This plan did not prove feasible either, as some of the pupils did not read the assigned topics. Things continued thus for" a year, when the subject was revived in a vigorous manner. The first step in this renaissance was a subscription to two of the leading current event magazines of tho day, namely, the "Outlook," ' formerly subscribed for and the Roview of Reviews. Later this subscription list was enlarged to three copies of tho "Outlook" in or der to supply enough magazines for tho convenience of tho pupils. At the beginning of the year each member of the several classes in English is solicited for the paltry sum of five cents in order to pay for the magazines. This does away with all added expense to the school board, and the students do not miss the nickle -which they would prob ably spend for something far less beneficial. After the instructor 'has carefully examined the magazines and has marked with a blue pencil the top ics to be read, she places them on the Teaching tables at either side of tho large assembly hall. As tho "Outlook" is a weekly publication and tho "Review of Reviews" a monthly magazine there are of course more of the former than of tho latter to be read. On the whole we 'have an average of twenty-five topics in a school month. Each pu pil Is required to peruse each article carefully, taking notes as he reads. Each student lias what is known as a current topic note book and in that book ho writes a synopsis with the aid of his notes of every topic read. j For the very long articles an outline is permissable, but this must be 1 logical and contain all the main facts of the subject discussed. At 1 the end of each month these notej books are handed in to the teacher of English, who credits each pupil according to the merit of his book. 1 In addition to this, once a month ! Start The lew Year Right Provide the protection you should against loss by FIRE and DEATH SZZ INSURE TO-DAY WITH Insurance and Bonding LIBERTY HALL BLDG., HONESDALE. Consolidated Phono 1-O-L. Noah Was 600 Years Old Before he knew how To build the Ark Don't lose your grip. Savings j 1 T 11 . s iionesnaie u Honesdale,' Pa rays MIBEE Tcr Cent. Compound Interest. Ono Dollar or moro received at any time. 5 OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCX0000XOCXOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo2 each pupil Is required to stand be fore' his class and review one of tho topics, which has previously, been assigned to him. Much has been gained In our school from this study of the world's happenings. It lias broadened tho knowledge of tho students, and made them In spitq of thpmselves, know something of thq important things taking place here and abroad. They have learned, while omitting none of the main facts, to discuss topics In a condensed way and to determine quickly the Important, points of an article. Being required to review a topic every month before tho class, we have overcome any embarassment wo might feel in speaking before an assembly. I think . that other schools might adopt this study in connection with their 'English work, with equally as good results as have been obtained in our high school. SURVEYING SOUTHERN SEAS. Hydrographic Office to Make Approach to Canal Safe. Mariners nro wnrned by the navy hydrographic office of a dangerous rock Just discovered by the surveying steam er Hnnnlbal ns she was proceeding to licr working grounds on the east coast of Central America. In anticipation of the opening of the rnnama canal the Hannibal has under taken a survey of tho Central Amer ican coast to establish correct geo graphical positions of several points on tho coast, where lighthouses, bea cons and buoys will bo constructed. At tho present time almost all of tho nav igation aids are maintained by private firms. The work plotted out for the Hnnnl bal from Capo Gracias a DIos to Porto Bello will occupy her about ten years if she does it nlone. The navy depart ment hopes to put out the Lconldas to assist tho Hannibal and thereby hasten the completion of the surveys. CASH REGISTER FOR CHURCH. Unique Collection Box Is Devised For Congregation In Pennsylvania. A novel invention has been perfected by John Gilmore of Ilarrisvllle, Ta., whioh will be to a church what a cash register is to n mercantile house. Gll nioro's unique contraption is a collec tion box which will signal just what amounts have been dropped in and who gave them. An attachment to tho bos in the shape of a "tickler" can be used to awaken slumbering members of the congregation. The collection box has several aper tures of different sizes for coins to pass through after they are deposited. When a quarter is dropped it slides down a groove until It enters a hole just large enough for It to pass through, and tho silence is unbroken. If it is a clime that is dropped a tiny bell tin kles; a nickel sounds a small whistle, and a penny causes n whir like the winding of a clock. WIFE BEATER IS FLOGGED. Prisoner Chooses That Punishment and Thanks Sheriff For Lashes. "Much obliged, sheriff," said Robert Phillips of Frederick, Md recently after ho had received fifteen lashes of tho whip for beating his wife. The court had sentenced tho man to sixty days In jail, a twenty-fivp dollar fine or the whipping post. Phillips chose the post. Sheriff Fagan administered the lash ing. The 'sheriff is a lifelong friend of the prisoner, hut lie showed no mercy In Inflicting punishment. rhilllps' hands were cuffed to the bars of a jail cell, and, with fifty spec tators present, his back was bared, and tho sheriff entered with tho whip. "I don't like to do this," said Fagan, "but a man who would beat his wife deserves It" Never too old to start n Account w w 1 ime EsanK INAUGURAL PLANS ALMOST READY Arrangsmonts Made For20,000 Militia. GOVERNORS TO BE IH PARADE Many States to Send Uniformed Na tional Guardsmen Procession Will Bo Monster Affair How Officials Will Be Given Oath Senators Elect to Be Sworn In Formally. With several states arranging to send additional troops of militia to partici pate In tho Inaugural ceremonies, tho Inaugural committee recently estimated that fully 20,000 national guardsmen would bo in lino March 4 as a part of the escort to President Elect Wilson. Thirteen governors of states and tho members of their staffs will rlde'ln tho parade, according to definite assur ances received by the committee, while the executives of nt least three com monwealths have the matter under ad visement. Pennsylvania and Georgia will send additional troops. In addition to tho First and Sscond infantry of tho Georgia militia that state will be rep resented by the Fifth Infantry of At lanta, numbering about 500 men and commanded by Colonel E. E. Pomeroy. The First and Second Infantry will be composed of 400 men each, so that Georgia will have 1,300 men in line. 2,500 Militiamen From Pennsylvania. Tho additional Pennsylvania entries indicate that that commonwealth will bo represented in the parade by about 2,500 militiamen. Nothing definite has been heard from Now Jersey, but it is expected that Governor Wilson's state will send all of its national guardsmen to Washington for tho inaugural cere monies. In this event Now Jersey will have the largest representation of mi litiamen In the parade. Pennsylvania probably will send tho second largest body of stato troops, with Massachu setts ranking a closo third. Virginia and Maryland will bo represented by from 1.S00 to 2,000 militiamen each. The governors who have given defi nite promise that they will ride in tho parade are those of Virginia, Nebras ka, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Now York, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississip pi, Missouri and Delaware. The stato executives of New Mexico, Arkansas and Alabama may also be In Washing ton for the Inauguration, according to advices received by tho inaugural com mittee. Planning Quarters For Soldiers. Under the direction of Major Leon ard Wood, U. S. A., chief of staff, who is chairman of the committee on mili tary organizations, maps are now being prepared in the war department desig nating tho places whore tho various companies of soldiers, sailors and citi zens who are to participate In the pa rade will be assigned prior to the for mation of tho parade. Tho mammoth escort, after passing In review before tho president, will proceed along Penn sylvania avenue to Washington circle, whore It will disband. Tho various companies, sections and divisions of tho parade will return to the central part of tho city by streets running par allel to Pennsylvania avenue both north and south. Scenes of the Inauguration. Following are some of tho inaugural ceremony plans: Tho doors of the senate chamber will bo thrown open at 11 o'clock on the morning of March 4 to those entitled to reserved seats on the floor of tho sennto. Tho members of tho supremo court of tho United States will ebtcr tho Don ate chamber at 11:45 a. m. and, after being announced, will take their seats. The members of the house of repre sentatives will then follow and take their seats in the spaco reserved for them. Then will follow tho members of tho diplomatic corps. President Taft and President Elect AVlIson, escorted to the capitol by tho committee on arrangements, will cuter tho senate wing nt tho bronze door on the oast side. They will go directly to tho president's room, where they will remain until the commltteo on arrange ments waits upon them nnd escorts them to tho senato chamber. They will occupy seats reserved for them in front of the vice president's desk. Tho committee on arrangements will occu py seats immediately on tho left. The vice president elect will bo es corted to tho room reserved for him by tho committee on arrangements. Ho will then bo escorted to the senato chamber, where tho oath of office will bo administered to him by tho presi-; dent pro tern, of the senate. After prayer by the chaplain tho vlco presi dent will deliver his inaugural address In tho senato chamber nnd will then administer tho oath of office to tho sen ators elect. Following tho organization of tho senate will occur the principal ceremo ny, that of tho formal Induction of President Wilson into office. Rode 75,000 Miles on One Bike. William F. Kingsland, a Tarrytown (N. Y.) letter carrier, completea recent ly his fifteenth year In service. Kings land has used one bicycle on his route for twelve years and in that time has travoied 75,000 miles, or a distanco three times around the earth. LLOYD-GEORGE URGES NEED OF HELPING ENGLAND'S POOR He Would Lighten Plowman's Lot by Removing Great Abuses. "The foremost task of Liberalism In the near future Is tho regeneration of rural life tho emancipation of the land of this country from the paralyzing grip of a rusty, effete and unprofitable system." David Lloyd-George, chancellor of tho exchequer of England, made this momentous declaration in London re cently nt tho annual meeting of the National Liberal club. The land ques tion hns been Mr. Lloyd-George's hob by, nnd tho Conservatives have accused him of being ambitious to introduce tho Honry George system of taxation In Great Britain. Recently they have been asserting that the cabinet has sidetracked his scheme, but tho recent speech by tho chancellor of tho exchequer lndlcntes that the government soon will grapple with perhaps tho greatest attempt in its extensive program of social reforms. Speaking of tho agricultural laborers, the chancellor said: "Our reports prove conclusively that there are hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of men, women and children living under conditions with regard to wages, housing and the rest of labor conditions who ought to make this great empire hang its head with shame." URGES RAW WHEAT AS FOOD. Dr. Harvey W. Wiley Declares Pint Would Sustain Family For Days. "Half of the children of the United States nro starving, and under tho very shadow of tho nation's capitol there are 17,000 who are underfed. Tho very foundations of the government are threatened." This statement was made recently by Dr. Harvey W. Wiley before an au dience of n thousand, who applauded him repeatedly. He said: "People do not know what to eat. Farmers take more care of their cows than they do of their children. Wheat in Its natural stato is the best balanced food for the muscles and tho mind." Dr. Wiley told how to make enough breakfast food from a pint of wheat to last a family of four for four days nt a cost of n cent and a quarter a day. He said all that was necessary was to grind the whent in a coffee mill and prepare It; ns ordinary mush is made. APPLES AS A CURE FOR DRINK. Chicago Clean Food Club Sells Fruit to Injure Liquor Traffic. Tho Chicago Clean Food club sold 15,000 barrels of apples one day re cently. To put this quantity of apples ln"olrculatlon required, the .service of twenty-five commission firms, 3.000 gro cers nnd 1,000 women inspectors. Tho apples were sold to poor families at n price of $1.00 to $2.75 n barrel. "The 1st of January there were 5,000,000 barrels and 0,000,000 boxes of apples in cold storage In the United States," said Mrs. J. O. Bley. In 1012 25 per cent of the stored apples had to bo destroyed because they were hold too long. The people need apples and will buy them if tho price is not too high. Any ninu or woman who eats apples will not drink liquor. Tho apple Is doing wonders In tho way of liquor cure." FINDS FISHPOND OF NERO. Roman Excavator Discovers Reservoir Under Palace Where Fish Were Bred. Professor Bonl, who is supervising tho excavations on tho Palatine hill. In Rome, has made an important archae ological discovery. Beneath tho basil ica of the Flavian palace ho found two narrow stairways leading to a "piscina," a wnter reservoir consisting of five largo compartments. It is still intnet, covered nnd well preserved by water tight cement. Tho reservoir dates from tho time of Nero, when it was used as a pond for sea fish, with tho object of breeding exotic fish for the emperor's table. That tho artificial rearing and hatch ing of fish were practiced In ancient Rome is attested by Pliny, whd refers to a fish called scarns, found between Rhodes and Crete, but bred artificially. BURGLAR INVENTS THIEF TRAP With Tears In His Eyes Felon Begs Mercy on That Ground. Witli tears streaming down his cheeks, William Cornell, a burglar, who has spent twenty-eight years of his life of fifty-four years in prison nnd who lias invented a burglar alarm, begged Justice Goff of Now York city for mercy recently. "I havo patented a burglar alarm, your honor," ho explained. "Through the money that I expect to realize on that it is my hope that I may be able to live an honest life hereafter and be ablo to look honest men In tho face." Ho was sentenced to one year. INVENTS MYSTERIOUS MOTOR. German American Has Machine That Works Apparently Without Povjjr. An Amerlcnn company Is said to hold tho sole rights to a now motor which Count Zeppelin has gone specially to Frankfort to report upon for the Ger man Imperial government. It Is tho Invention of a Gorman American named Bolzhardt, nnd It Is claimed that neither gas, oil nor elec tricity Is necessary, the motor taking Its powei from tho earth and the air. It is exceptionally light. If It works It will mean much to heavier than air irtntr machines. "New Way" Air ENGINE! No AVnter to freeze. No weather too cold. No weather too hot. No Less Gasoline. Have you seen our Reo delivery truck? It's a dandy. Better look it over. REO OVERLAND and FORD AUTOMOBILES. No better cars made for anywhero near tho price. Placo your order right now. Better times coming; help it along. For sale nt bargain prices: Auto Cnr Runabout, Liberty Brush Runabout and Maxwell Runabout. Get In tho swim and own n cnr. E W. Gartirnell ABSOLUTE SECURITY FORTY-ONE YEARS OF SUCCESS D H U I VwWICIB v The Leading Financial Institution of Wayne County i . THE PROOF We lead in CAPITAL STOCK $ 200,000.00 We lead in SURPLUS and UNDIVIDED PROFITS 372,862.00 We lead in TOTAL CAPITALIZATION 572.8C2.00 (Our CAPITALIZATION Is the DEPOSITORS SECURITY) Wo lead in Deposits 2,463,348.60 Wo 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 have come and gone during that period. PATRONIZE one that has withstood the TEST of TIME. OFFICERS: W. B. HOLMES, President II. S. SALMON, Cashier A. T. SEARLE. Vice-President W. .1. WARD, Asst. Cashier. DIRECTORS: W. B. HOLMES F. P. KIMBLE Ti B. CLARK. A. T. SEARLE W. F. SUYDAM C. J. SMITH H. J. CONGER H. S. SALMON J. W. FARLEY E. W. GAMMELL Nov. 12, 1912. Buy-U-A-Home Realty C has over $250,000 worth of all of which is first-class. If the following Honesdale properties : Fourteen-room brick and stone dwelling, located on Main street, Is one of the most aristocratic places In Honesdale. Rooms are spacious and spring water is in the house. Garage on premises, beautiful lawn andhade trees. Ten-room two story framo dwell ing located on Court, wesPslde of street between Eighth and Ninth streets. Modern throughout. Large lot, place for excellent garden. Building in first-class condition. Double dwelling on East street ex tension. Nine rooms in each apart ment. Houso well and substantial ly built. Rents for $34. Would make good investment. Lot 100x175 feet. Room on premises for another building. Eight-room houso, all Improve ments, located East street extension. All Improvements, hard wood floors, good dry cellar, largo porch bay windows. Chicken house, capacity 50 birds. Lot 52x125 feet. Eight-room residenco corner of Court and Eleventh streets. House In first-class condition. All modern Improvements, located on west side of Court street. Cash Bakery For Sale Clienp. Place enjoys an excellent trade. Well established lunch rooms In con nection with business. Books open to prospective purchaser. One o best paying stands In Honesdale. If sold now, a 'big bargain awaits hust ling young man. Good Building Lot Located In Texas No. 4, Green street, within 15 minutes' walk from Honesdale post ofllce. Ground practically level. Size of lot 60x75 feet. Property commands beautiful view of land scape. Will be sold cheap. Raro bargain. Any of the above properties can bo purchased at reasonable prices. Terras made easy to all purchasers. For prices and further description apply to office of Buy-U-A-Home Realty Co. Honesdale, Pa. Jadwin Building Both Phones - Cooled Gasoline pipes to burst. More Power. 9 ompany Wayne county property listed, you are interested inquire about Two Good Lots Located on Fair avonue, 15 minutes' walk from Honesdale. Will be sold together or separately. On R. D. route. Fer tile ground. Lots have a frontago of about 600 feet and run from Dy berry river. Ideal place for party who desires small farm near town. Modern Houso in Honesdale Brick, contains steam heating plant, gas and other modern appointments. Lot 50x125 feet. Good garden, barn, and chicken house on prem ises. Property In first-class condi tion. Was recently improved. One of Honesdale's best properties. Building Lot in Iloncsdalo Locat ed on Court street in one of prettiest residential sections of Honesdale. Size 03x125 feet. Story and a half house on property. Property In good condition. Iloncsdalo Two building lots and house on Sixteenth street. Size of property 100 x 100 feet. Situated in finest residential section of town. Modorn dwelling in Honesdale contains nine rooms and is equipped with all appointments of an up-to-date house. Located on Main street in one of the nicest sections of the residential sections. House has g .s. New furnace recently installed. Lot 50x125 feet. Property In good condition. A bargain for a home seeker. Iloncsdalo Ten-room house on Main street. Lot 50x200 feet. One of nicest locations for residence. Will be sold cheap. Three-story brick building on West side of Main street between Sixth and Seventh streets. Building Is rented. Lot 23x60 feet. Proper ty In good shape. Will make 10 Investment.