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THE CITIZEN, TUESDAY, APRIL i, 1913.
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TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 1013.
THOUGHT FOR TO-DAY.
The connection of terrestrial hap
penings is not always clear. Who
would suspect that a calm, remote
little thing like the moon could so
trouble the seas? Or that the dark
side of it brings the waters rushing
together as tumultuously as the
bright? James Lane Allen.
President Wilson is certain that
he will accomplish something if his
foot does not slip.
It is doubtful, however, that Presi
dent Wilson will be able to induce
the Democrats to adopt the water
wagon as their, emblem.
It is one thing to pick men for di
plomatic posts regardless of their
wealth and another to persuade them
to accept regardless of the salary.
Uncle Joe Cannon's optimism has
not been disturbed by the fact that
he is out of congress and has also
given up his farm, for he already
appears in print with a prediction
that the Republican party will be
back in power inside of four years.
Fifty thousand dollars a year is to
be saved by making the parcel post
stamps smaller. And, of course,
with the growth of the business more
stamps will be used, so that in time
the saving will be even greater. The
various ways in which the govern
ment may enrich itself begin to seem
Tho humorists are having a lot of
fun with tho Jersey City police for
detaining a man whose sister alleges
he is insane becauso ho spends most
of his time talking about baseball
and reading books about the game.
If the base ball fan is insane, then
soon there will be work for a lot of
alienists in and about Honesdale.
Neither will Hawley escape attention.
It costs the city of New York $10
per day to keep each civil prisoner
in the Ludlow street Jail, according
to a report which investigators have
prepared for Mayor Gaynor. The
jail is known as the "Alimony Club,"
because the prisoners there are main
ly men who have refused to pay ali
mony. According to the investiga
tors some of the prisoners have more
comforts at the jail than they did at
home. There are twenty-four at
tendants In the jail, while there are
seldom more than a dozen prisoners.
It will be shown that New York city
could save money by closing up the
jail and boarding the prisoners at the
The free lunch was Introduced as
a temptation to drink, and as such
the Prohibitionists have frowned
severely upon it. But the effort to
abolish It by ordinance in ono of tho
California cities came from the sa
loonkeepers, who found that compe
tition between themselves had ex
panded the black bread, pickles and
herring into a course dinner. The
temperance people took note of the
origin of the effort and voted It
down. The saloonkeepers can abol
ish the free lunch if they wish, but
they can't get any law to help them.
Their brethren in St. Louis have been
more successful; they have induced
the Missouri Legislature to prohibit
free lunches, and this, it is estimated,
will save the St. Louis bars about
1250,000 a year.
PRESERVE OUR TIMBER LANDS.
There are now before tho Legis
lature three bills dealing with three
important phases of tho preservation
of timber throughout tho State and
modifications in the present system
of taxation which might be expected
to bring that about.
It is to be hoped that tho bills will
bo passed, be signed and become laws
of Pennsylvania. Thoy aro based, in
a general way, on the following reso
lution on tlmberland taxation, adopt
ed January 8, 1913, by tho American
Forestry Association: " Holding that
conservative forest management and
reforestation by .private owners are
very generally discouraged or pre
vented by our methods of forest tax
tho Citizen Publishing Company.
V. W. WOOD
atlon, we recommend State ( legisla
tion to secure the most moderate tax
ation of forest land consistent with
justice, and the taxation of the forest
crop upon such land only when the
crop Is harvested and returns reve
nue wherewith to pay the tax."
"REMEMBER THE ALAMO!"
Seventy-seven years ago ,the 6th
of March, in 1836, occurred the fall
of the Alamo, a mission church at
San Antonio, Texas, which had been
converted into a fort, and which was
garrisoned by 150 Texas revolution
ists who were contending for the in-
dependence of what is now the Lone
Star State from the government of
1836! Honesdale was only a 9-year-old
child on that .date. By tho
way, that was the year tho Hones
dale National Bank began business.
The Alamo was besieged by 4,000
Mexicans, and the little band of
150 " held the fort " from February
23 to March 6. All but seven of tho
garrison perished, and six of the
seven were murdered after their sur
render. Ono man only escaped to
report tho details of the massacre.
Among those who perished were the
celebrated David Crockett, author of
the saying, " First be sure you are
right, then go ahead!" and Col
James Bowie, inventor of the bowie-
The following news dispatch was
the Inspiration that prompted this
Alamo Hero Dies Starving.
RENO, Nev., March 24.
Lewis C. Schilling, sole sur
vivor of the Alamo massacre,
and adopted son of Kit Carson,
died here yesterday of starva
tion. After all, there isn't so very much
in fame. Hero was the sole surviv
or of an event so attroclous that the
expression, "Remember tho Alamo!
became the Texas war-cry in their
subsequent struggle for freedom, the
adopted son of one of the greatest
heroes the United States ever had
Kit Carson, and yet, neither fame
nor historical fact prevented his
death from starvation. How" applica
ble to all such cases are the famous
lines of Thomas Gray:
"The boast of heraldry, the pomp of
And all that beauty, all that
wealth o'er gave
Awaits alike th' inevitable hour:
The paths of glory lead but to the
GOOD BY, MARCn! HERE'S
March is a peculiar month, to say
the very least and worst about it.
It is decidedly a peculiar month, and
you generally do not forget March
until April has nearly become May..
It is an old saying that " when
March comes in like a lion, it will
go out like a lamb." It is also said
from an agricultural standpoint,
that " a peck of March dust Is worth
a King's ransom." It is safe to say
that if the King's ransom depended
on dust during the month that went
out yesterday, unless gold dust is
meant, then he will surely
not be ransomed this year. Every
body is glad when March has quit
blowing and has gone entirely out of
business for a whole year.
Thomas Hood in his famous poem,
the ' Bridge of Sighs," voiced the
true sentiment of tho Influence of the
month when he described the feel
ings of the unfortunate suicide thus:
" The bleak winds of March
Made her tremble and shiver,
But not the dark arch
Or the black flowing river."
It doesn't make very much dif
ference to us whether March goes
out like a lion or like a lamb. We
aro just glad March has gone, that's
all. And now, dear Miss April, you
with the Bmlles, the tears and the
promise of May flowers, we greet you
with all the welcome we can muster
up. Remain with us just as long ag
you can, be just as Bmlling towards
" we uns " as you possibly can, and
we'll say a good word for you every
"GETTING UP STEAM1"
Of course you couldn't miss the
town boosting advertisement under
the above heading that The Citizen
publishes to-day on Its first page.
Furthermore we don't want you to
miss It. While we are asking busi
ness men of Honesdale to advertise,
thus benefiting themselves individu
ally and the town itself generally, we
are also glad to do some advertising
for Honesdale ourselves. We expect
to do a lot more of It.
Steam! That is tho word. It is
especially applicable to Honesdale,
the home of tho first steam railroad
In the United States. Steam beats
water at about tho ratio of 17 to 1.
Steam makes things go. We all want
to make things go in Honesdale, and
that is why everybody Is getting up
steam, for they want to "see the
wheels go round." We are going to
see the wheels go round," and don't
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE
Senator Francis G. Newlands of
Nevada has anticipated a Congres
sional inquiry into the causes of the
great floods in Ohio and Indiana by
holding the Federal Government re
sponsible. Mr. Newlands exclaims
that adequate provision was not
made for the supervision of the head
waters of rivers, and declares that
dams should have been built instead
of levees, which he regards as un
scientific. " The people of Pitts
burg and Dayton," the Senator says,
" are as much entitled to protection
as are those living in the delta sec
tion of the Mississippi," and he
trusts that " these floods will arouse
the American conscience."
If there is any responsibility to be
fixed it will be fixed of course, but
this is no time fo snap judgments.
Such is the Indictment by Senator
Newlands. He probably is not fa
miliar with the watersheds in Indiana
and Ohio where the floods had their
origin. Moreover, ho is not an en
gineer. Mr. M. O. Leighton, chief
hydrographer of the Geological Sur
vey, who is one of the greatest au
thorities on floods in the country,
does not holu the Government re
sponsible for the disasters in the
West. He advocates the storage
system himself, but declares it would
not have saved the Inundated tow.ns.
" No work that could have been
built by the hand of man," he says,
would have prevented the floods.
Great reservoirs have been planned
in the Scioto and Miami river val
leys, but according to Mr. Leighton
they would not have afforded protec
tion against the 'inundation that has
occurred, because the rainfall was
abnormal, amounting to a deluge,
such as exceeded all known records.
The topography of the country
must be taken into account. Both
valleys, the Miami particularly, are
veined with streams tributary to the
rivers, and in times of flood the wa
ter rises with amazing rapidity and
spreads far and wide over the valley
floor. The level character of the re
gion in which Dayton itself lies and
the fact that there is not enough
pitch of the land below to carry off
the water accounts for the depth and
extent of the floods. Dayton has
had many of them. What Congress
can do to prevent or minimize them
in future by putting tho army en
gineers to work to construct dams
for the collection and restraint of wa
ters in the valleys north of the
threatened cities must be done, what
ever the cost. But let there be a
thorough investigation by the en
gineers first. The Federal Govern
ment cannot be held entirely respon
sible even by conservationists liko
Senator Newlands. If there is any
responsibility the States must share
it. But a rational view is that tho
disasters In Ohio and Indiana were,
to use the legal phrase, an act of
God. New York Sun.
TnE 02ND SESSION WILL OPEN
AT WILICES-BARRE ON APRIL
Bishop Joseph Berry Will be the
Presiding Ofllcer Tho Conference
Follows tho Billy Sunday Meetings
So Closely That Especial Fervor of
an Evangelistic Nature is Antici
pated. IXTY-ONE years ago the first
session of the Wyoming
Conference was held, Bis
hop Scott presiding, Rev.
N. Rounds being the Secre
Tho conference was held in
the town of Carbondalo, and instead
of being in the Spring of the year It
was held on July 8.
Three times lias the Conference
held Its sessions in Honesdale, in
18C9, from April 15th to the 19th,
In 1877, from April 11th to the 17th,
and In 1893, from April 12th to the
Tho earlier sessions of tho Con
ference were held later in the session
than is now tho rule. The writer re
members that it was always blossom
time when the appointments were
read and people had to wait patient
ly and anxiously to learn where the
ministers had been sent.
This Year's Conference
Will Follow Billy Sunday.
The coming session of Wyoming
Conference, to bo held in tho First M.
E. Church, in Wilkes-Barre, will
meot nearly a month later than
usual, opening on April 16th, and
will be presided over by Bishop Jos.
The Pittston Gazette says that the
session being held so soon after the
close of the "Sunday" meetings in
Wilkes-Barre ought to be marked by
especial evangelistic fervor. The
coming together of this large num
ber of ministers and leading Chris
tian laymen of the conference is al
ways attended with inspiring and up
lifting influences. It has been twenty-one
years since the conference
was entertained by the First church.
Wilkes-Barre, although in 1899 it
was entertained at Kingston, in 1904
at Central church, Wilkes-Barre, and
in 1909 at Plymouth. Dr. Guthrie,
the successful pastor of First church
is putting forth every effort to make
this one of the most pleasant and
most successful sessions that the con
ference has over enjoyed.
Musical Part of Conference
To Bo a Feature.
Anybody who has ever attended a
session of the Wyoming Conference
has been impressed with the singing
of the ministers. This year the open
ing sessions in the morning are to bo
a distinct feature of tho conference.
Already a large choir of ministers
Is being organized under the leader
ship of Rev. J. L. Thomas, who will
lead the singing at all devotional
Bishop Berry Was n
Good Newspaper Man.
Before being elected a Bishop, Jo
seph F. Berry was for years the edi
tor of the Epworth Herald, the M.
E. journal devoted to the interests of
the Epworth Leagues of tho United
States. So virile was his conduct of
that publication, so full of life did ho
make every department, and so
sprightly was his editorial style that
the readers of the Herald which is a
journal for young people, were Im
pressed with a belief that editor Ber
ry was a young man and one of their
number. In fact he belongs to the
happy class of young old men that do
so much to make this old world bet
ter. 'Bishop Berry was directed by-the
last general conference to reside in
Philadelphia. On account of the fre
quent expression throughout the
church of the desire to have a dis
trict episcopacy, the bishops are giv
en certain territory over which they
are requested to preside for the
quadrennium, and in all probability
Bishop Berry will preside over tho
sessions of the Wyoming conference
for the next four years. The confer
ences comprised in the residential
territory are the Philadelphia, New
Jersey, Wilmington, Delaware and
Wyoming. He has just closed the
session of the Philadelphia confer
ence, and April 2 holds the Delaware
conference at Philadelphia. Bishop
Berry presided at the session of the
conference in Binghamton in 1909.
It is quite generally conceded now
that the plan of the larger districts
has been tried out, that it is working
successfully. Three years ago tho
Chenango and Owego districts were
eliminated and the conference di
vided into four districts, Binghamton
having 50 pastoral charges, Oneonta
51, Scrahton 56 and Wilkes-Barre
Some Conference Facts and
Mntters of General Interest.
The ministers of the conference
preach at more than 500 different ap
pointments within its territory which
covers the southern part of Central
New York and Northern Pennsylva
nia. At the present time the mem
bership is 53,000. It has 413
churches and 214 parsonages, with a
total valuation of $3,365,300. Last
year these churches gave to missions
and the various benevolent causes
a total of $9-5,983, and paid for min
isterial support ?229,783.
The Woman's Home and Foreign
Missionary societies will have their
anniversaries. Mrs. Bliss, of Michi
gan is to speak at the anniversary
of the Woman's Home Missionary so
ciety and Dr. I. T. Headland will
speak for the Woman's Foreign Mis
sionary society. Evening anniversar
ies will be given to the Epworth
League, Sunday school union,
Preachers' Aid, Church Temperanco
society, Board of Homo Missions,
Board of Foreign Missions and
Board of Education.
An Early Showing of Newest
We have a large number of the newest Spring
Models, in special weights and fabrics just right
for this time of year.
These, though early in appearance, are the authorative Styles for 1913.
The models are these which fashionable tailors have decided upon for
Spring and Summer. These Suits are or proper material for comfort, nine
months out of the year.
Blues, grays, tans and browns, in all the new shades, and every good
style, including English, Norfolk, Young Men's and Conservative Models.
They all have the strong
teristics of snap, accurate
fit and guaranteed service.
They're just what you
Prices $10 to $25, All Sizes
Come In and see them.
A Word for our Boy's and Children's Oepartmemt.
Special efforts have been made by us to stoqk this department with
the greatest assortment of the latest models and designs in regulars and
stouts, both in Norfolks and Double Breasted Suits at popular prices.
Full line of Gent's Furnishings. Columbia Cuff
turn Shirts. Latest Spring Styles in Knox Hats.
Bregstein Bros. Clothiers,
The Store That Sells Genuine Schloss-Made Clothes.
MAIN STREET, HONESDALE, PA.
Young Men Seeking Admission.
A large class of young men will
come up for admission this year,
nearly all of whom will bo graduates
from Drow or Boston Theological
seminaries. Tho membership of the
conference at the present time is
What Port Lay Members
Will Take in Conference.
Tho Laymen's association, which
has grown to bo quite a power in
the conference, will hold its meeting
Friday. Thomas Henwood, of Dun
more, is president of tho association
and E. W. Eaton, of Binghamton;
Charles W. Laycock, of Kingston; N.
Peterson, of Oneonta, and G. L. Peck,
of Wilkes-Barre, are vice-presidents;
H. B. Tilbury, of Owego, is treasurer
and W. P. Airey, of Wilkes-Barre, is
A GOOD PLAY COMING.
Occasionally some play strikes a
note that rings out clear and true In
the midst of the commonplace and
Impresses its author with the thought
that it was written not for gain, not
for past time, but because some man
had something to say to other men
and he took this means of expres
" The Shepherd of the Hills," Har
old Bell Wright's dramatization of
his novel of the same name, Is this
kind of a play. Mr. Wright had felt
within his soul the peace and beauty
of the hills and he wished to set
down their meaning before him. He
made a play that in plot is com
nelling. one that never falls in sin
cerity. The people who move in it
are so human that the author will
pick them out for like and dislike as
if ho really knows them.
There Is the shepherd, the man
who came to the hills to learn, and
remained to teach; Old Matt, who
timf .miu nr v.o k1 rii ton- Vnimi'l
Matt, a Hercules of the hills coun-1
' .... i
try, whose strength of heart and soul
equalled the strength of his body;
Sammy Lane, bright and buoyant
with the youth of the hill country,
and the other quaint characters that
enliven the play with humor.
The scene of the play is in the
high hills of the Ozark Mountains.
The mists of the valleys, the glories
of the sunsets, the magnificent vistas
from the summits have been brought
out by the wonderful ingenuity of the
scenic artist and electrician's craft.
It is tho spirit of the land that Mr.
Wright has caught that makes the
play one that is unique and one that
will stand In a field of its own.
"The Shepherd of the Hills" will
bo the attraction at the Lyric on
Thursday, April 3rd. The enormous
popularity of the Harold Bell Wright
novels indicates that tho engagement
of his first play will prove a great
CARD OF THANKS.
wish to express our deepest
gratitude and thanks to all our kind
neighbors and friends for their
many acts of kindness shown us dur
ing our recent sad bereavement.
Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Fortnam.
CASTOR I A
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Stops Scalp Itch
Dandruff and Every Form of Scalp
Disease Cured Quick by Zcmo.
It is simply wonderful how Zemo
goes after dandruff. You rub a little
of it in with tips oi tne lingers, it
gets right down into the glands, stim
ulates them, stops uio itch, ana
makes the 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.
Lolno's drug store, Honesdale, is
guaranteed to stop any skin irrita
tion. Zemo is prepared by E. W. Roso
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.
JUDGE LITTLE MAKES RULING.
Says Jurors Should Avoid Discussion
With Any Person or Listen to
Conversation of Others.
Judge R. B. Little, of the Susque
hanna county courts, has niado the
following ruling which is of interest
to our readers:
" From the moment that the name
of a juror is announced in the pa
pers; yes, from the time it is drawn
from the wheel, his person is con
secrated to the purposes of Justice.
The law draws around him an in
vision cordon, which no man may
pass but at his peril. It is as com
plete the moment he is selected as
when he is empanelled."
All Grand Jurors and Trial Jurors,
from the time the notice is received
by them of their selection as such
until discharged by the court, should
scrupulously avoid discussion with
any person, or listen to any con-
versa tion among others, in refer-
nnnrt nnif finest nnnlinn' In 4-tt e
ence to any case pending in the
courts, either civil or criminal. Each
juror and grand juror should faith
fully perform his duty in maintaining
the integrity of the courts.
Smokes His Annual Cigar.
John M. Pratt, of East Goshen,
celebrated his 85th birthday anni
versary on Monday by smoking a
cigar, as has been his annual custom
for many years. Many of his friends
present him with cigars for the oc
casion, but he takes only one, re
marking that tobacco used to that
extent will not injure his system.
Stop Hawking in
Simple Way to End Catarrh AVithout
Upsetting the Stomach with Medi
cines. Do you, Dear Reader, really want
to forever rid yourself of Catarrh?
Do you like to hawk and strain and
choke and upset your stomach trying
to get that accumulation of mucus
from your throat every morning?
It's easy to end Catarrh if you will
only try. Go to Pell, the truggist, to
day; say "I want a Booth's HYOMEI
outfit." Take it home; breathe ac
cording to directions tho pleasant
germ-killing balsams from the Eu
calyptus forests of Australia, and if
it doesn't stop hawking, snuffling,
clear up your stuffed-up head and
drive out all Catarrhal misery, mon
$1.00 secures a complete outfit in
cluding inhaler. Extra bottles if
needed, 50c. Just breathe it no
The new Sclrioss London
ono of the very latest
Young Men's styles. Nat
ural shape, no padding,
gracefully cut and skillful
ly tailored to hold its ori
ginal appearance Indefinite
ly. Three button, single
breasted, with the soft roll
lapels. Vest cut high;
trousers narrow. Made In
a great variety of standard
foreign and domestic all
wool fabrics, In plain col
ors and fancy light Spring