The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, February 25, 1913, Page PAGE THREE, Image 3

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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
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
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 !
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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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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Arrangsmonts Made For20,000
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
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.
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
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."
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
No AVnter to freeze.
No weather too cold.
No weather too hot.
Less Gasoline.
Have you seen our Reo delivery truck?
It's a dandy. Better look it over.
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
The Leading Financial Institution of Wayne County
i .
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
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
MANY BANKS have come and gone during that period.
PATRONIZE one that has withstood the TEST of TIME.
W. B. HOLMES, President II. S. SALMON, Cashier
A. T. SEARLE. Vice-President W. .1. WARD, Asst. Cashier.
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
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
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.
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
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