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THE CITIZEN, TUESDAY, MAY 6, 1913.
Semi-Weekly Founded 1008; Weekly Founded 184lv.
Published Wednesdays and Fridays by the Citizen Publishing Company.
Published Tuesdays and Fridays by the Citizen Publishing Company.
H. B. HARDENBERGH PRESIDENT
H. C. VAN ALSTYNE and E. B. CALLAWAY MANAGING EDITORS
FRANK P. WOODWARD ADVERTISING MANAGER
AND FEATURE WRITER.
0. n. DOBFMNOKK,
M. B. ALLEN,
E. B. nAKDENBEKOII
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TUESDAY, MAY 0, 1013.
NOTHING TOO GOOD FOR CITI-
The belief of the proprietors of
this newspaper is that there is noth
ing too good for readers of The Citi
zen. Having that belief, our policy
has been consistently along that
line. Saveral marked Improve
ments in the paper itself have re
cently been Inaugurated, but they
are really only ' the beginning of
what it is our purpose to do. Our
courso is conservative, and our
greatest effort shall- be to-make
The Citizen the local newspaper of
the common people of Wayne coun
ty. In order that some thing might
be learned that would help us pro
duce the best paper in this part of
the State, we sent two representa
tives to New York city on April
26th to look over the exhibition of
National Exposition of printing and
advertising that held Its sessions in
the Grand Central Palace. They
went, and saw, and learned much.
They came home filled with the im
portance of the profession of which
they are members. The exhibition
had the same effect on them that
comes to a farmer who for the first
time gets away from his possessions
and gains a broader view of the way
in which the spirit of the age is
working out the vast problems of
which he has but a rudimentary
knowledge. Of courso it is difficult
for one to put his finger definitely
on any special place where some
wonderful thing has been learned,
hut the results are sure, and the
sending of Citizen representatives to
that National Exhibition Is as sure
to help us make In the future a bet
ter, brighter and stronger Citizen
newspaper as anything may be con
sidered sure in this world.
Again we want to say that wo be
lieve there is nothing too good for
Citizen readers, and we shall do our
utmost to see that they ever get the
of sunhlne which she in her blind
ness sees more fully than do those
who have sight. It is a message ad
dressed to those who, having eyes,
see not, and having ears, hear not,
for no one can hear Helen Keller's
optimism and cheerfulness without
being thankful for what are deemed
to be the ordinary faculties of life.
The name of Heleh. Keller can nev
er be separated from that of Mrs.
Macy (Anne M. Sullivan), the teach
er and companion of 26 years, who
opened the gates for Miss Keller to
the outside world. One hardly knows
whom to admire the more, the teach
er or the scholar. As theji have nev
er been separated these many years,
so they are not separated on the lec
' It was still difficult doing, but Miss
Keller's indomitable will and Mrs.
Macy's patience mastered all. The
desire to speak was the hardest of
all to gratify, for every vocal move
ment had to be learned and imitated
by Miss Keller.
Only after 20 years is she able to
make herself heard and understood
by large audiences. But she can speak
and she uses her new powers to
spread cheer and happiness.
grces; and coldest day sixth, mean
29' degrees. Mean for the month
46.4 degrees, is 3:4 degrees above
April average of 43 degrees for 48
years; from 35 degrees in 1874; to
50.5 degrees in 1878. Last year it
was 43.7 degrees.
Ten days were clear, eleven fair
and nine cloudy; average 53 per cent
of sunshine to 29 last year. Prevail
ing winds northwest.
The month ended with a perfectly
clear day, with no cloud or haze In
sight of my station; and May begins
with the same record. Fields are
mostly green, and forests changing
Dyberry, Pa., May 1, 1913.
SOME THINGS TO THINK ABOUT
FOREST FIRES have been men
acing various parts of Wayne coun
ty, and the great amount of damage
done by them emphasizes the fact
that the State is to be commended
for its endeavors to control, and pre
vent as far as possible the vast waste
that is wrought annually by this
agent of destruction. These great
fires also emphasize the fact that
most people are too careless about
handling matches. Men light their
pipes and fling blazing matches care
lessly away to Ignite dry leaves or
other rubbish. Railroads, too,
should be held more In check by the
State, and should especially be held
responsible for -the great damage re
sulting from the fires they defiantly
kindle along their lines. During fire
seasons there should be some means
enacted to oblige every locomotive
engine to be equipped with an effi
cient spark arrester. Until some
such provision Is made the destruc
tion by forest fires will go right on.
Copious rains extinguished the fires
throughout Wayne county, and vege
tation is so far advanced following
the soaking by rain, that fires won't
run to any alarming extent from
now on till autumn.
his sleeping master. Donovan has
refused good offers for the goose
and is satisfied that should he sell
it it .would find its way back to his
home." Wo had scarcely recovered
from the shock occasioned by read
ing about this desirable goose when
we had another shock In the follow
ing from the same reliable news
paper: "Mrs. Harry Horsey, wifo of
another Ellendale farmer, has a
goose which for the last week has
been laying eggs with three yolks in
VOTE LOCAL OPTION.
Amendment to the Initiative and
Referendum Found to bo Very
The Allen bill to confer the Initia
tive and referendum upon the 900 or
so boroughs of the State has been
found upon reprinting to contain an
interesting amendment, which ef
fectually prevents the referendum on
legislation for the regulation of the
sale of liquor. In other words, the
referendum can not be invoked on
The Allen bill has had an interest
ing history. It was presented on
February 10 and stayed in commit
tee until April 9. The chief amend
ments provide that "no provision of
this act shflll extend the powers, of
boroughs to legislate by referendum
petition or by initiative petition or
otherwise upon any matter unleBS at
the time the authority by expressly
granted to boroughs by general law
and provided, further, that none of
the provisions of this act shall be in
voked for the purpose of regulating
the sale of liquors."
Other amendments provide that it
shall tako ten instead of five per
cent, of voters to get a referendum
on ordinances and fifteen instead of
ten per cent, to obtain the Initiative.
Another amendment is that any part
of an ordinance may be referred.
The House last evening reconsid
ered and passed the bill providing
that boroughs may name controllers
In place, of auditors, a measure pre
sented by Mr, Haggerty, Lackawan
na. The bill requires councils to . ac
cept the law before the change can
be made, thus doing away with any
ripper features and placing the con
trol entirely within control of local
Blind and Denf GUI Who Has Learn
to Speak to Audience.
Helen Keller has overcome so
many obstacles in her career and has
accomplished 'so many wonderful
achievements, that her having learn
ed to speak seems but a natural
crowning of her years of labor. This
has been her greatest task, however,
and has been only the result of years
of unparalleled patience and effort.
It Is said by great aural Burgeons to
be the greatest individual achieve
ment in the whole history of educa
tion. Being able to givo voice to the
thoughts of her active brain, Helen
Keller brings a message that Is full
WHAT FLY SWATTING MEANS.
Nothing more effective in the
anti-fly crusade has yet been issued
than the circular prepared by the
New York State Board of Health for
general circulation. A concise state
ment tells how flies transmit the
most deadly diseases and how they
may be eliminated by destroying the
breeding places. These places are
found wherever there is filth. The
circular states the case plainly. It
says that Flies Follow Filth. Fev
er Follows Flies. Swatting Saves
Sickness. Flies in the dining room
usually precede nurses in the sick
room. Screens in the windows pre
vent crepe on the door. Flies, as
well as bad water, spread typhoid.
A fly in the milk may mean a mem
ber of the family in the grave. A
fly has natural enemies; the. most
persistent and most effective should
bo man. It costs less to buy a
screen door than to get sick and lay
off for a month. It's a short haul
from the garbage can to the dining
table via the fly route. It is better
to screen the cradle and wear a smile
than a scoff at the precaution and
These aphorisms carry a world of
meaning. If the fly Is so great a
menace, the extermination of the
post should enlist the active effort
of every muncipallty, all of the State
governments, and federal govern
ment ana every civic organization in
the land. Taking it for granted that
one-fourth of all the typhoid fever
cases are caused by flies, one-fourth
of all the diseases that carry off tens
ana uiousanus or cables in the sum
mer, together with a largo propor
tion of the cases of diDhtheria. scar.
let fever, tuberculosis and other dis
eases, we tolerate a menace that in
every respect is most astounding.
The breaking out of smallpox in a
community creates consternation.
Yet the ravages of smallpox aro not
to be compared with the fearful
menace caused by tho fly. Tho Dres-
ence of the insect should be regarded
as a pestilential affliction of the first
magnitude and its tolerance as a na
tional crime for it can'bo eliminat
ed. It is not difficult to comprehend
the relation between the fly and dis
ease. If wo bear in mind that tho
poison of disease can be transmitted
to tho human being by taking Into
tho system germs so small in quan
tity that they cannot be seen by the
naked eye, wo know how the fly,
traveling from the germs in filth to
the dining table, can convey a deadly
dose upon its tiny feet. Flies in the
sick room, on tho toys handled by a
diphtheria or scarlet fever convales
cent, on tho sputum ejected by a
victim of tuberculosis, aro just as
capablo of carrying disease as
though a person purposely took tho
poison into tho system. Some day
we will wake up to tho meaning of it
DO SWALLOWS ever make mis
takes? There are signs and signs,
and again there aro sure things with
no "sign" or guess work about them.
In the Spring of the year when tho
"peepers' are heard for tho first
time, people put the brake on lino
weather optimists by reminding them
ominously that "the peepers must
freeze up three times." Then, as
the days go by and the robins and
blue birds have begun active busi
ness along house-keeping lines, and
your optimism has been checked with
seventeen different kinds of winter
weather, you awake some morning,
(this year it was Sunday, April 27)
and ou note that tho time has come
"when the swallows homeward fly,"
for they are dipping and diving
through the air all about you, and
you wonder If they ever make mis
takes, and if the cold, wintry blasts
are really over. Now, again comes
the fellow with the brake, reminding
you that "one swallow does not
make a Summer." And you get
even with him by replying, "But I
am not talking about a swallow, I
am talking about a lot of swallows,
for lo! the air Is filled with them!,'
Do they ever make mistakes, that Is
do so many of them make the same
mistake at the same time?"
STERLING HIGH SCHOOL COM
MENCEMENT. The fifth annual commencement
exorcises, of the Sterling High
school was held last Friday evening,
May 2, in the Sterling Methodist
church. That edifice was filled to Its
utmost capacity. The exercises
proved to be tho best ever heard In
a small town. They wero high in
character and evidenced consider
able time in preparation, reflecting
considerable credit upon the princi
pal of the school, Tho Juvenile Or
chestra, under the directorship of F.
A. Jenkins, of Honesdale, rendered
excellent music for the occasion.
Dr. L. L. Spraguo of Wyoming
Seminary, delivered a scholarly ad
dress. The graduating class con
sisted of five boys and two girls and
is tho largest to have been gradu-
uated from this school in five
years. The program is as follows:
Invocation, Rev. J. A. Tuthlll.
President's Address Ellis Uban.
Oration, Georgo Cross Internation
al Arbitration and Peace.
Solo Ethel Meyers.
Oration, Karl Simons The Care of
the Orchard an Important Factor
In Modern Agriculture.
Essay, Ethel Meyers Present Pos
sibilities of Our Nation.
Class Prophecy Lowell Cross.
Oration, Lawrence Uban Thomas
Trio Ethel Meyers, Beulah Cross,
'Myrtle Ammerman "Rest Thee
on This Mossy Pillow."
Class "Motto and Valedictory Olive
Address Dr. L. L. Sprague.
Presentation of Diplomas, F. L.
Hartford, Sec y of School Board.
tlons where drouth prevailed pre
viously will suffer from evaporation.
But a great fall in temperature will
come with tho cool, wave and some
of .the drouth sections will get temr
porary relief. Frosts will go fur
ther south than usual and tho, next
cool wave will carry frosts further
south still and tender plants should
bo protected in northern sections.
SUBEDITOR'S NOTE. In our is
sue on Friday last we began the
publication of Foster's Weather
Bulletin, and urged Citizen read
ers to watch tho Bulletins in order
to verify their accuracy. Attention
was called to tho hot wave that was
due on tho end, and it got here on
time and was surely hot. Now,
just watch out for tho Frosts that
are scheduled for tho 13th and 20th.
Every year wo have our last frost
for the spring season about the 20th
to 25 th. Let's keep our weather
eye on these dates and see if Foster
NUMEROUS DEER TRACKS.
Traveling along tho Promised
Land road a few days ago numerous
deer tracks were seen and it Is no
unusual sight to see several at one
time feeding in a meadow near
Lord's Valley. 'Several pheasants
were seen along the road and they
appeared quite unconcerned. Plko
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Anna Tenbus, of Berlin, to Law
rence Tenbus, of same, land In Ber
lin township; consideration $1500.
John Varcoo, of Clinton, to Har
ver J. Little, of same place, land In
Clinton township; consideration $1.
SNAPPY LITTLE BUSINESS STORIES. 1jP
Watch This Space Every Tuesday.
"Heart to Heart Talks About Advertising"
By Roy B. Simpson,
(Copyrighted 1911 by R. B. Simpson.)
APRIL WEATHER REPORT, 1013.
Total rainfall measured on nine
days, traces six other days, is 3.86
Inches, or one-tenth Inch more than
April average of 2.76 Inches for 44
years; from .67 Inch in 1890, to 5.07
in 1874, and five inches in 1909.
There was a half-inch of snow on
the seventh, and mountains north
April Temperature Highest each
day registered from 32 degrees sixth,
to 86 degrees -25th; average 58 de
grees; last year 53.7 degrees. High
est on all of my April records for
fifty years, varies from 61 degrees in
1874, to 88 degrees April 18, 1896.
Lowest temperature registered from
53 degrees 27th, down to 19 degrees
eighth; average 34.8 degrees, nearly
the same .figures as last year; and my
lowest record in April is seven de
grees 13th, 1874, Dally range this
year was four degrees 19th, to 44
degrees 18th; average 23.1; last year
Warmest day 25th, mean 65, de-
THE UPS AND DOWNS of jour
nalism are brought very vividly to
the forefront just now by the fact
that the Public Ledger, the grand
and reliable old newspaper that Geo.
W. Childs, the Philadelphia philan
thropist, conducted for more than a
generation, after an experience un
der the Ochs for several years as a
one cent paper, has gone back to the
two cent class under the direction
of- Its new proprietor, Cyrus K. Cur
tis. Mr. Curtis fixes the price at two
cents because he says the high cost
of producing a newspaper precludes
the publishing of it at a profit at one
cent. Furthermore he proposes to
use a better grade of paper, to in
crease its size, and allow news agents
a better profit for handling it,
While the Public Ledger thus goes
up, Collier's Weekly, one of the best
and most successful of tho weekly
magazines of the world, after being
published for more than ten years at
o.bu a year, has been reduced ex
actly $3.00 a year, and the price is
set at $2.50 a yeari beginning with
the issue for May 3. It's just like
tho elevator In a big city building
while one goes up, another goes
NEVER KICK A BANANA skin"
when it is down on the sidewalk in
tho city of Brooklyn. If you do, it
may cost you a dollar, besides the
discomfort and inconvenience inci
dent to arrest. That is- what it act-
tually cost a well meaning man there
one day last week. Ho saw the skin
on the sidewalk, know it was danger
ous to allow It to remain, for hu
mane reasons kicked it into the cut
ter, and felt real good and virtuous
because of the deed: but it was af
ter 8 a. m and no sidewalk may be
swept after that hour as tho street
garbage wagons aro gone with loads
by that time, and those who violate
the city ordlnanco aro lined a dollar.
Tho man gave up his dollar under
protest; but ho smiled as ho saw his
neighbor fined a dollar because he
had failed to sweep off his sidewalk
before tho magic hour of 8 a. m
which is aiso a lirooicivn ordinance
THE POULTRY BUSINESS is
looking un, oven right hero in
Wayne county. Henry Jennings of
Beech Grove, reported tho other
aay mat he lias twenty-four hens,
ana one day rocently ho gathered 26
eggs. Ho wpuldn't put a price on a
"sitting," (or shall we say "set
ting?") of them. Neither did he
seem anxious to sell any of the two
dozen layers. Since Henry called
we have learned that "there aro
others" in tho "Wonderful" lino of
poultry, for instance, there is Jas.
Donovan, a farmer, who lives at
Allendale, near Wilmington, Dela
ware, who "has a pot goose which
Is a wonder. It Is as attached to
him as a dog to Its master. Dono
van is in tho habit of taking naps
during tho warm weather under his
large shade trees, and the goose
stands beside him picking off flies
and mosquitoes as they alight on
Foster's Weather Bulletin
Copyrighted 1913 By W.T.FOSTER
WASHINGTON, D. C, May 5.
The rains of the disturbance that
reaches tho eastern section from the
west about tho 13th will not cover
large sections but will be concentrat
ed and some heavy downpours may
be looked for. It is not possible now
to locate such rainfalls. A large
part of the country will remain dry
and will be robbed of moisture to
make up tho heavy local rains. The
cool wave preceding this disturbance
will carry frosts further south than
usual, but the cool wave following
will not bring very low temperatures.
Tho Second Distuebance.
Another disturbance will reach Pa
cific coast near May 13, cross Pacific
slope by close of 14, great central
valleys 15 to 17, eastern sections 18.
Warm wave will cross Pacific slope
about May 13, great central valleys
15, eastern sections 17. Cool wave
will cross Pacific slope about MaylO,
great central valleys 18, eastern sec
This disturbance will be at its
greatest force on Pacific slope but is
not expected to be dangerous. Tem
peratures will go very high and sec-
Advertising is the same to busi
ness that nitrogen is to plant life. It
is the thing that makes a business
grow. No business can become per
manently successful without it.
My first admonition to people who
treat advertising lightly, and also
to business concerns who ought to
advertise but don't, is DON'T BE
Every advertisement In this news
paper is NEWS and every news ar
ticle is an ADVERTISEMENT.
Press dispatches rrom Wasshing
ton advertise the achievements of
some political party or Individual
member of Congress. Reports of U.
S. troops on the Mexican border ad
vertise the strength of our army to
All news Is information affecting
the welfare of the individual, corpor
ation, state or nation. Literally it
But no news is so vital to all the
people as the advertisements. Let's
see how advertising news has in
creased your purchasing power.
A better suit of clothes can bo
bought today for $15 than you could
buy for $25 a generation ago when
woolens wero cheap and protective
Tho high-grade flour your grocer
sells could not be purchased twenty
years ago with wheat selling at half
present prices, simply because such
good flour couldn't bo made. Yet
the best flour costs no more now than
the inferior product did then.
Notwithstanding tho high tariff
and tho enormously increased price
of raw materials and high labor
cost, you can purchase most of the
things you eat, wear or use, of bet
ter grade than formerly at no in
crease in price. Very often you
The manufacturer or dealer does
more in one year than his forefath
ers did in ten. The old time mer
chant and manufacturer realized 50
to 100 per cent, profit and more
on each sale, but your modern mer
chant is content, often with as little
as 3 to 5 per cent, and makes more
money by constantly turning his
Advertising has maae this possi
ble. It creates a continuous demand
and increases consumption. It re
duces the cost of manufacturing by
increasing the production. It makes
competition and keeps retail prices
When you READ an advertise
ment just think of it 'as an import
ant piece of news published for your
exclusive benefit. When you WRITE
an advertisement put Into it an In
teresting, truthful piece of NEWS.
Don't belittle advertising!
Read Every Talk-It's Worth While.
$100 REWARD, $100.
The readers of this paper will bo
pleased to learn that there 13 at
least one dreaded disease that
science has been able to euro In all
Its stages, and that is Catarrh.
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is the only posi
tive cure now known to the medi
cal fraternity. Catarrh being a
constitutional disease requires a
constitutional treatment. Hall's
Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally,
acting directly upon the blood and
mucous surfaces of tho system,
thereby destroying the foundation
of the disease, and giving tho patient
strength by building up the consti
tution and assisting nature in doing
Its work. The proprietors have so
much faith in its curative powers
that they otter One Hundred Dollars
for any case that It fails to cure.
Send for list of testimonials.
Address F. J. CHENEY & CO.,
Sold by all Druggists, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills ror constipation.
Keep a Bell
You and the Stairs
It's easy if you have an exten
sion telephone; whenever the bell
rings, the telephone is right at
No waste of' strength, no lo: "
of breath in running up and down
stairs. Increased enjoyment an 1
convenience all around.
A few cents a week pays f r
this great home comfort.
Sit down now; call the Busi
ness Office and order an exten
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W. A. Dellmore, Agent.
And very little money will talk us into giving you
a suit of clothes for less money than you have been
accustomed to pay.
MaKe us prove it! Gome in and slip on a suit.
1 The fit and the fabric will please you, and we will see
that the price pleases you.
$7.60 to $25.00
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