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THE CITIZEN, TUESDAY, MAY 20, 1913.
THE ARMY AND NAVY
1'ItKSIDKNT ISSUES ORDEKS PRE
VENTING ANYTHING RESEMB
Reason for tho Move Docs Not ,
Want Any Misconstruction During
Negotiations with Japan. I
Washington. May 17. President I
Wilson has determined that no war
ship or troops shall be moved or any
thing resembling a military or naval
demonstration carried on by the
United States while diplomatic ne
gotiations with Japan over tho Cali
fornia alien land legislation are in
progress, so that no alarming Inter
pretation can be placed on oven the
ordinary maneuvers of tho army
This decision of the president was
announced at the White House last
week. It answered a report current
in official circles that precautionary
movements by the army and navy
were contemplated and had been dis
cussed at a conference between the
president, Secretary Daniels of the
navy department, Secretary Garrison
of the war department, and Acting
Secretary Moore of the state depart
ment. Mr. Moore went to the White
House, it was explained, to discuss
the framing of a reply to tho recent
Japanese protest against tho Califor
nia land legislation, while the war
and navy secretaries called to dis
cuss routine affairs of their depart
ments. White House officials said there
had been no changes In the diplomat
ic phases of the Japanese question
and that the situation was promising
of an early settlement. It was em
phatically denied that army or navy
maneuvers, or movements of any
kind not included in ordinary plans
arranged months in advance of ex
ecution, had been contemplated at
The rumor which called forth the
White House statement probably be
gan its rounds when the war depart
ment made public orders to three of
ficers and two companies of coast ar
tillery to sail from San Francisco for
Honolulu about May 24. These or
ders, It was explained, wore in con
formity with the program for the cre
ation of a permanent and sufficient
garrison in Hawaii, outlined in the
last annual report of the secretary
of war, and merely carried out plans
of long standing.
On Friday of last week about 30
relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs.
George Robacker quietly Invaded
their home and gave them a genuine
surprise party, it being the occasion
of Mr. Robacker's 70th birthday.
Those present wore Maurice Roback
er and wife of Stroudsburg, Edward
Schleicher and family of Tobyhanna,
Byron Robacker and family of Pan
ther, Rev. and Airs. Schwartze, Geo.
Waltz and wife of Newfoundland,
John aag and wife, William Haag,
Mrs. Sophia Waltz, Frank Waltz.
Refreshments wero served and a very
pleasant day was spent. All loft
wishing Mr. Robacker many more
West Preston, May 19.
Mr. and Mrs. James Buchanan and
mother, of Thompson, wore guests
of Mr. and Mrs. John Stevens Sun
day afternoon and attended church
services at tho school house here in
Alexander Rounds attended the
graduating exercises at Thompson
Friday evening, May 9 th.
Geo. Hubbard, who for some time
has been working at Syracuse, is now
spending a fow days with relatives
and friends here.
Chas. Meyers, of Thompson, was
recently doing painting for C. B.
Jenkins at his summer home, Lake
Ransom Hubbard, of Carbondale,
visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Harry Hubbard, Monday last.
Lena and Mabel Buchanan were
callers at G. M. Wallace's Sunday
COVERS LARGE WOUNDS BY
Volunteering to undergo whatever
of suffering might be caused by the
operation for the sake of their little
sister who was dangerously burned
at their home at Knob, Piko county,
a month ago, Daniel, Jr., and Miss
Daisy, children of Daniol Hatton,
gave more than 300 square inches of
skin to bo grafted over tho extensive
wounds of little Linda Hatton. The
operations, which were the first ex
tended operations of skin grafting
in this vicinity, were performed by
Dr. F. A. Lobb assisted by Dr. A. C.
Voigt, of Hawley.
Linda Hatton, 10 years old, was
burned when her clothes woro Ignit
ed by a flro of brush and dried leaves
when her brothers woro cleaning
their yard a month ago. For a week
her condition remained critical, and
then her physician, Dr. Lobb, an
nounced that she was on tho road to
recovery. Ho said, however, skin
grafting would be necessary before
the wounds could heal. The opera
tion was described and the brother
and sister at once volunteered.
The final operation was porformed
last Sunday when more than 200
square inches of skin were removed
from tho thighs of Daniel, Jr., and
transferred to tho ' abdomen and
thighs of his sister. This complet
ed the covering of the burn wounds.
The first operation was performed
on Thursday, May 1. At that time
the Jlttlo girl and her older sister,
Daisy, were placed side by sido and
DUt under an nn.msthnHn Tin T.ni..
and Dr. Voigt then removed nearly
one nunarea square inches of skin
from the thighs of tho older girl and
grafted on tho back nf hnr olafor
Tho skin was removed In strips
auoui an men wide and three inches
long and was spread over about one
third rtt tha 1m
been treated with an antiseptic solu
tion. iuo operation took about two
hours. Both doctors declare that tho
skin transferred was plear and
healthy, -which was proven by the
fact that In three days conditions
showed that tho graft had taken and
the wound was healing nicely. Miss
Daisy recovored quickly from tho ef
fects of tho anaesthetic and of the
operation and was able to come down
stairs the following day. Hawley
PUBLIC UTILITIES BILL IS
The Rockwell public service com
mission bill was passed by tho Houso
on second reading recently and made
a special order for third reading to
night at 9:30.
, During the consideration of tho
bill on second reading, but one im
portant amendment was made, re
quiring street railways which connect
to Issue transfers. All others, in
cluding attempts to give the commis
sion control of stocks and bonds to
eliminate provision that the com
mission might givo permission to a
company to go through a municipal
ity without consent of local authori
ties, were defeated.
The point of order was raised by
Mr. Humes that the bill was uncon
stitutional because it referred to the
full crew act enforcement only by the
title of the act of 1911 and not by
the next. This was overruled by the
Speaker. A new tltlo was inserted,
changing the phraseology and speci
fying authority over grade crossing,
and to a certain extent, over muni-1
When the very first section was
read last Thursday Mr. Humes, '
Crawford, entered tho lists and stay-1
ed there most of the morning. The
Democrats held together pretty well, .
although they were unable to do
much and they let the salary provis
ions go by without a Bingle scream.
Mr. Humes, Crawford, attacked
the provision empowering tho com
mission to grant permission to a
public service company to cross a
municipality without consent of lo
cal authorities. He denounced it as
"destroying the last vestige of home
rule" and asserted that it was con
trary to tho progress of tho times.
TOOK REST CURE WHILE WORK
A nrnpMnnl nlnn fnr Vr!ncr!nr lmMr
health Is told by the woman who dis
covered it. in HarnAr'o Hnnp Slio
calls her article, "Taking the Rest
oure vvnne wonting, and in de
scribing It Slln BilVS' "T llilfl nmroi.
realized before what unfair demands
upon my weary self were made by
mose trivial conversations and sim
ple evening pastimes at home. It
seemed that Rn HHIa Enolni it 7cyc Inn
would be needed anyway. Tired-out,
nervous people do not need diver
sions or stimulants or exercises or
druCS unless tlio Inttnr hn nflpacenrv
for concomitant conditions. The cry-
ins neeu or nerves "worn to a frazzle'
is rest, rest, rest.
" Tllfi first tiling nnraienn to n
place to rest in; a sanctuary where
uuuu muy ever intruae; where with
in the walls may be found tho balm
of unruffled peace and unbroken si
lence. If you have a comfortable,
well-ventilated room, removed from
the stir of the household life, which
you can set apart for your own use,
with the understanding that, once
across its threshold, there will be no
demands mnflf llnrm vnn n n 011m.
mons of any kind, no vagrant calls
to iiiucu you anu neep you m touch
with the affairs outside during your
restincr norlnrlpt. vnnr rntroof to n
' J . , ,,wu la lib
"If this cannot lin linrt wlMiIn
own home, go outside.
"Then t.iko rnrnfnl mnncni ,m.
yourself. Eliminate from your daily
milium 01 living overytuing possible
of effort, strain, stress and disturb
ance. You will soon learn how to
rest If you will give the matter at
tentive, deliberate thought, and your
self tho proper opportunities."
COSTLY FOREST FIRE
CAUSED BY CIGAR BUTT.
Rowland, Pa., May 15. A forest
flro yesterday afternoon near this
town burned over a tract of more
than 500 acres. thrpntoninr- tlin
homes of two or three families. A
score of residents with backfires and
a shifting wind saved tho town.
starting on Bald Hill, on tho
Lackawaxen-Hfiwlov rnnrt frm o
discarded cigar butt of a passerby,
carelessly thrown into the brush, the
names naa gaineu considerable head
way before discovered.
Tho nrincinal losers from tho
blaze wero the G. H. Rowland estate,
lumtjio Lumber company, Conrad
Solverson and Henry DeWitt.
Miss Helen and Emoline Singer
Of Tafton snent Rnnclnv nt Pnnrn.l
Mrs. A. G. Deacon and sons, Harry
and Russell, returned homo Saturday
after a fow days at Wilkes-Barro.
Miss Louise Vetterloln is visiting
friends at Milford.
Mrs. F. E. Jones and daughter re
turned to Scranton after visiting for
a time with Mrs. Jones' parents, C.
A. Pellett and wife.
Wedding bells soon to ring here!
Mrs. A. Decker of Dunmore, 're
turned homo after a weeks' visit at
Hon. M. C. Rowland, and Miss
Rowland were entertained at W. Vet
terlein's on Sunday.
A sub-district missionary conven
tion will be held In Honesdale on
Thursday of this week in the Cen
tral Methodist Episcopal church.
There will bo two sessions, 10 a. m.
and 1:45 p, m. The meetings will
be under the auspices of the Home
and Foreign Missionary societies of
the church.- Noted speakers will be
in attendance and a most cordial in
vitation is extended to the public to
Miss Elizabeth Campbell, of
Scranton. Whn hna linnn In Trwllr,
will speak in tho interest of the For-
uieu missionary movement, while
Mrs. Henry, of Sayro, will talk for
tho Home worknrn.
Delegates are expected from the
luuowing piacos: waymart, Lako
vllle, Carley Brook, Beachlako,
Cherrv niriirn. Wnwlm, Whitn unii
and South Canaan. Lunch will bo
servea in tno church parlors to dele
gates and members of the local so
cieties. The rnllv will nlnon n tltna
so that delegates in attendance can
iuuo ine ueiawaro ana Hudson 4:40
train home. It Is hoped that tho
abovo places will be largoly represented.
E iS FOR
Appointing Committee to Handle
FEDERAL AID iS POSSIBLE.
Congressmen Henry of Texas and
8hackleford of Missouri Are Leading
Figures In the Movemont Senti
ment For Improvoment of Highways
Is Increasing In Congress Each Year.
By ARTHUR W. DUNN.
Washington, May 'J?. Special. A
good roads movemont which means
business has been startod In the house.
Congressman Henry of Texas has re
ported his resolution for a commlttoo
ou roads and lias no doubt about its
adoption. Tho ways and means com
uiitteo, which Is making up tho list of
house committees. Is tentatively mak
ing a roads committee, which will have
harge of all measures relating to
roads. It Is expected that Dorsey W.
Shackloford of Missouri will be chair
man of the now committee.
It was Shncklcford who proposed tho
amendment to tho postoflico bill in the
first session of tho last congress, which
looked like real government aid for
roads. For this gervlco ho was called
"Dirt Road Shack" By those who op
posed the movement. But that did not
hurt him in his district.
What the Committee Means.
Tho creation of this new committee
will moan that tho twonty-flvo or thir
ty road and highway bills that have
been introduced and sent to tho post
office committee, tho Interstate com
mittee, tho ngriculturo committee and
sovcnil other committees will all bo
referred to the roads committee with
a view of working out a bill which
will mean federal aid to roads In tho
most practical manner. The road sen
timent in congress is growing stronger
A Knotty Problem.
For more than six months tho su
preme court" has had before it tho
Bornhnrt-Bourno law relating to news
papers and periodicals and at tills
writing has not been ablo to solve tho
problem. It must bo a knotty ques
tion that puzzles such eminent Jurists
so long. Tho question is whether con
gress can compel publishers to make
statements in reference to their owner
ship and bo compelled to label reading
matter advertisements ns such before
they are allowed second class mall
rights. The law was Intended to get
at the ownership nnd control of publi
cations and to provent "veiled adver
tising" under the guise of reading mat
ter. Murdock's Difficulties.
"I can't find places for all my fel
lows," complained Minority Loader
Murdock of tho Progressive party. He
referred to committee places. There
nro nineteen members of tho third par
ty and only about a dozen committee
places of any account Some of them
must be left, and each one thinks he
Is Just as important as tho other. And
thnt Is tho trouble which a minority
leader with commltteo places to dis
tribute always encounters.
Interested In Underwood.
When tho Englishmen and Canadians
woro in Washington on the peaco mis
sion they went to tho capltol and met
Speaker Clark. It so happenod thnt
Chairman Underwood was In tho
room, nnd they really showed more In
terest In the mnn who made tho tariff
bill than in tho speaker. "I hopo your
bill becomes a law," remarked several
of tho foreigners to tho Alabama man.
Judges and Their Time.
When tho houso was considering n
bill for an additional district Judgo in
Pennsylvania considerable opposition
developed, "Thero are ninety-eight
district Judges In tho country," snld
Hamlin of Missouri, "and fully half of
them do not work over half tho time."
"You could dispense with twenty
five of them," said Douavan of Con
necticut, "nnd still have enough to per
form all tho duties."
But tho bill for tho additional Judgo
was passed Just tho same.
Experience of a Watchdog.
Congressman Flood was putting a
resolution relating to on International
conference and Watchdog Mann was
asking questions as to money from tho
"Thoro Is absolutely no appropriation
provided for in this resolution," said
"Well," replied Mann, "I have heard
things liko that before and tho gontle
mail had his lingers crossed when ho
answered. Tho trouble Is that It's like
ly to come back from tho senato with
an appropriation and tho gentleman
Both Flood and FitzgeraKL who have
chargo of tho appropriations, assured
Mann that he need havo no fears this
J. Hampton Mooro of Philadelphia
Was talking tariff, particularly about
peanuts, when Congressman Goulden
of the Bronx district Interrupted him.
"Why do you defend tho Virginia
peanut?" ho asked. "Why not look
after your own products?"
"Why," replied Mooro, "I have seen
tho gentleman on a ferryboat, on his
way from Now York to Philadelphia,
and on the railroad train, eating pea
nuts all tho way, und I know bo Is a
friend pt tho peannt."
Editor Explains the Feeling
NOT VIOLATION OF TREATY.
Writer Points Out That Australia Has
Strict Antl-allon Law and Asks Why
Japan Is Not Protesting to Great
Britain Eastern People Cannot Un
derstand tho Situation.
California's case In tho controversy
orer the untl-allcn land law question
Is briefly and forcibly presented in a
letter written by Charles K. Me
Clatchv. editor of tho Sacramento Bee,
to tho cdltoi" of the New York World
and printed recently in that paper.
The letter follows:
"To tho Editor of the World Will
you penult 1110. a native Callfornlan,
to occupy some space In your valuable
paper to give tho views of California
upon this antl-allon laud law proposi
tion? "In tho first place, wo claim it is a
problem the e.ist docs not understand
nnd which easterners cannot under
stand unless they live In California
and see for themselves. But I ven
ture to say that no intelligent, home
loving easterner could study tho sub
ject properly In California for one
year and not bo as strenuous thereon
as is any native Callfornlan.
"California Is not proposing In her
nntl-nllen land law to do anything
that she has not a right to do under
tho treaty with Japan. Thnt wnB con
ceded by Secretary of Stato Bryan
while here. Tho point ho made was
not that California hud not a right to
do what she is about to do, but that
It would bo very Impolitic for her to
Turned From Purpose.
"One reason why California is de
termined upon this matter is that she
thinks she lias procrastinated long
enough. She was turned from her pur
pose at tho behest of tho national gov
ernment some years ago. Tho govern
ment at Washington wants her to turn
from her purpose now on a promise
that the president and tho secretary of
stato will do what thej can to got the
Japanese government to acqulesco in
some friendly arrangement thnt will
suit California, but California does not
believe that such 'friendly arrange
ment" will amount to anything, and
she has grown very tired of being put
off and put off nnd put off from doing
that which it has been conceded she
hns a right to do.
"Tho question is not whether the
Jnpaneso nro affronted or will bo af
fronted by anything that California
has done or will do, but rather whether
tho Japanese havo any right to bo af
fronted. California is not proposing to
do to tho Jnpaneso anything moro than
the Japanese do to Americans or oven
ns much. She is not proposing any
law that goes one whit beyond tho
laws now In force in Washington and
Arizona. She Is proposing to treat tho
Japanese fnr better than they are treat
ed by tho government of Victoria, in
"The following letter will speak for
Itself. F. T. A. Fricko, tho writer there
of, is tho representative in North Amer
ica of tho government of Victoria:
"Sah Francisco, Cal., May 5, 1913.
"Mr. Charles K. McClatchy, the Dee. Sac
"In reply to your Inquiries I deslro to
Inform you that under tho commonwealth
Immigration act and regulations all col
ored persons, including Asiatics and Pa
cific Island blacks, are oxcludcd from Aus
tralia. The rulos, however, allow for the
landing of all persons of tho European
race. Armenians, Syrians, Arabians and
Persians are not regarded ob of tho Euro
pean race. Thero Is an arrangement by
which Japanese, Chinese, Indians, Bur
mese and Cingalese of the merchant, stu
dent and tourist travelers' class who are
holders of passports from their respective
governments may bo admitted to Austra
lia for a period of twelve months. With,
regard to other classes of colored persons
It Is neoessary that satisfactory arrange
ments bo made for sureties on their be
half. E. T. A. FIIICKE.
Orientals Called Menace.
"You do not hear tho Jnpaneso gov
ernment protesting to Great Britain
and suggesting war becauso of tho act
of these Australians.
"Theso orlcntnls aro a groat menace
a menaco In overy way, a mcnaco
to tho working classes, a menaco to
morality, a mcnaco to the home, a
mennco to our civilization.
"Tho only light in which tho legis
lature of tho stato of California should
viow this matter Is the light of Jus
tico and of right If this proposed leg
islation bo not Just and right and In
tho interost of tho pcoplo of California,
then It should nover bo ennctod.
"But if it bo Just nnd right nnd in
tho Interest of tho people of California
thpn it should ho enacted by the stato
nnd enacted now. And wo of Califor
nia claim taat it is Just and right nnd
Jn tho interest of tho people."
History on a Vase.
Lost for a half contury, a Greek vnso
dating back to tho sixth century before
Christ hns been discovered in tho an
thropological museum of the University
of California, and through tho dlscov
ery Professor Oliver M. AVnshburn of
tho department of classical nrclmeolo
py Is found to nmplfcy records of his
tory nnd mythology, From this black
figured Attic vase, which was given to
the university ' by Mrs. Phoebe A.
Hearst, the story of the killing of the
ion of Priam has been deciphered.
Everything for the Farm.
DOWN THE MISSISSIPPI
HE WILL ROW, ROW, ROW.
Ncvy Quartermaster Gets a Big Order
Quartermaster Andrew Koehn of tho
United States navy has been directed
by tho government to row the entire
length of the Mississippi river from
Lake Itasca to tho gulf of Mexico in a
ten foot rowbont, starting Juno 1 from
Park Rapids, Minn.
Qunrtermastcr Koehn, who has been
on recruiting duty in St. Louis, Is said
to bo nn expert oarsman, former mem
ber of sovcral champion navy teams, a
champion single sculler nnd winner of
prizes In rowing contests in different
parts of tho world.
IIo expects to make tho trip In ninety
days, finishing nt South Pass Jetty, on
tho gulf of Mexico, 110 miles below
Now Orleans. In order to keep himself
in condition for the trip, Koehn has
been In light training since October,
using rowing machines.
He hns planned a boat especially for
the trip, tho craft to be of galvanized
steel, with a forty-five inch beam nnd
a wooden floor. Tho forward end of
tho boat will bo docked thirty inches
abovo the floor to provide a sleeping
For stormy weather Koehn will havo
a rubber dock curtain buttoning to tho
gunwnlo, with n holo provided through
which ho may put his head. Tho navy
department Is arranging tho run ns an
advertisement to attract recruits.
FOOTBALL STAR TRIBAL CHIEF
Edward R. Rogers Elected Head of the
Edward B. Rogers, the former Car
lisle and University of Minnesota
football star, was elected chief of the
Chippewa Indian tribe by the tribal
Itogers captained tho Carlisle Indian
eleven nnd later played left end nt the
University of Minnesota In 1001 and
1002. Since ho loft tho university he
has been practicing law at Wadena.
1 Vk -ti
We Save You (3.00 to $5.0
on Every Garment
When Ready for Spring or Summer Suit
Then come hero and make us provo it. The Spring garments are
now in full display and we are mighty proud to show every one of
them. Never was a likelier lot shown in this city. Both conser
vative and extreme models are here, so that we are sure to please
We offer at $10, $12 and $15 most ex
In Men's, Young Men's suits in tho newest models and colorings,
strictly all wool material, including tho new Norfolk. We'd liko
you to see these garments before buying. Our prices aro the low
est in town.
$1 SPENT HERE
For Furnishings, Hats, Caps and Shoos will bring you more value
than any other store In town.
A. W. ABRAMS, Proprietor
polo agent for
Hart Schaffnef Men's Clothes, W. L. Douglas Shoos, Young's Hats,
THE BEST SILO
Spruce, Hemlock, Pine or
Not how cheap but how good
is the Harder motto.
Iff you need a silo this year
it will pay you fo call or write
for price on the Harder, iff
you want a silo why not the
REPORT OF CONDITION OF THE
Farmers and Me
OF HONESDALE. WAYNE COUNTY. PA
at the close of business, may 1. 1913.
Reserve fund $
Cash, specie and notes, $13,706 00
Due from approved re
servo agents J19.5T0 01--33,296 Of
Nickels, cents and fractional
currency 230 17
Checks and other cash Items 1,021 91
Due from banks and trust com-
Iianles not reserve
lills discounted : Upon one name 10,700 00
" " Upon two or...
moro name 113.151 63
Time loans with collateral 2G.791 60
Loans on call with collateral 33.878 88
Loans on call upon one name 350 00
Loans on call upon two or more
names 28,627 10
Loans secured by bonds and mort
gages 7.371 00
Bonds. Stocks, etc.. Schedule D.. . . 78, 005 00
Mortgages and Judgments of record
Schedule D-2 95.073 0G
Olllce Building and Lot 18.800 00
OtherUlcal Estate $1,102 18
Furniture and lixtures 2,000 00
$ 451.001 40
Capital Stock paid in $ 75,000 00
Surplus Fund 20,000 CO
Undivided Profits, less expenses
nnd taxes paid 9,075 85
Deposits, subject to check $70,189 29
Individual deposits. Time 27(i,72S 34
Cashier's checks outstnnd'g 10.92-346.928 55
State ol Pennsylvania. County of Wayne ss.
I, C. A. Emery, Cashier of the above named
companj do solemnly swear that the abovo
statement Is true to the best of my knowledge
C, A. EMERY. Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this
8th day of May. 1913.
My commission expires Jan. 19, 1915
Rena S. El-gett. N.F.
M. E. Simons, 1
J. S. Brown, Directors.
M. J. Hanlan, I 37wl
LEGAL BLANKo ror sale at Tho
Citizen office: Land Contracts,
Leases, Judgment Notes, Warrantee
Deeds, Bonds. Transcripts, Sum
mons, Attachments, Subpoenas, La
bor Claim Deeds, Commitments, Ex
ecutions, Collector's and Constables'