The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, July 11, 1913, Page PAGE SIX, Image 6
PAGE SIX THE CITIZEN, FRIDAY, JULY n, 1913. LOBBYING IS DEAD AS A PROFESSION President Says It Will Soon Be Glassed Willi Dodo. INQUIRY TO BE PUSHED. Officials Aroused by Charges Made by Colonel Martin M. Mulhall Against National Association of Manufactur ers Lobby Out of Business In Capi tol Is General Opinion. Tlie lobby is out of business so far as national legislation Is concerned. It has ceased to embarrass the adminis tration. When the present Investiga tion ends lobbying as a profession will , be classed with the dodo and other things extinct. That IS' the view taken by President Wilson. When he saw the newspaper correspondents following the recent ex pose of the lobby in Washington fos tered by the National Association of Manufacturers, the president wore an expression that wns distinctly one of pleasure at the revelations. His first remark indicated that he was greatly pleased with .the latest lobby develop ments, although ho did not care to dis cuss them in detail. Discusses the Expose. The president made it very plain that he is behind the move for a full and complete inquiry into every phase of the question. He believes, that the charges of Judge Lovett and others that an attempt has been made to hold up Wall street's interests on behalf of cer tain lawyersthat the National Associa tion of Manufacturers crushed or made congressman at the whim of its officials and that subterranean methods have been used in creating terrorism In na tional legislative halls should all be thoroughly Investigated. And the presi dent himself is the authority for the statement that the public must Unow the truth, 110 matter whomay be be smirched or what their political belief may be. President Wilson briefly discussed the Mulhall charges made recently against the National Association of Manufacturers, which have since had wide circulation. When Mr. Wilson made his first dec laration that "a numerous and insidi ous lobby" was operating in Wash ington he had no Idea that such charges as made by Colonel Martin Mulhall would be brought out, but ho said ho wns in favor of Investigating all charges and had no doubt the sen ate committee would have a free hand. The president told his callers the nccu satlons in the Mulhall statement had been called to his attention Just before their publication. A Searching Investigation. A searching investigation not only by the senate lobby committee, but by a select committee of the house also, promises to be the first result of the charges mado by Mulhall, who has .been the general field "lobbyist" for the National Association of Manufac turers. Mulball's allegations that represent atives, senators and high officials of the government had been "reached" or 'Influenced" and that the 'Hobby" conducted its operations from a room In the capltol, paid money to employees there, took an active hand in mnklng the committees and went out actively in the political campaigns to defeat congressmen who opposed legislation the 'lobby" wanted have thrown con gressional circles Into an uproar. BUILDING $15,000 CATTERY. Woman to Have Luxurious Homo For Hor Prize Winners. Mrs. Clifford B. Harmon is con structing nt Indian Harbor, near Green wich, Conn., what is to bo the most complcto homo for cats in tills country. Mrs. narroon, a noted cat fancier, is bent upon having a homo do luxe for her twenty-eight cats and twenty-four kittens, many of them noted prizo win ners. Before the laborers were 6et nt work on the foundation for her now 15,000 "cattery" Mrs. nnrmon broke the ground In tho presenco of a largo com. pany, including Commodore Benedict and Thomas nastlnga of Carrere & Hastings, the architects of tho build ing. Tho "cattery" is to cover raorc than two acres on Commodore Bene dict's property at Indian Harbor. There are to bo eight rooms, with nineteen cat runs, not and cold wa ter, electric light, gas 'for cooking, two baths, a kittens' nursery, steam heat and other improvements are deemed necessities. In addition there is to bo a seven room cottage for Mrs. F. Y. Mathls, who has been associated with Mrs. Harmon for threo years and who has been breeding famous cats tor nbout ton years. Tho new "cattery" will bo known as tho Greenwich cat kennels. Mrs. Ilarr mon will give- tho cats her personal nttcntion, and Mrs. Mathls will be In constant charge. To Report Selsmlo Phenomena. Tho St Louis university through tho aid of tho now wireless station will keep Its Bister institutions as well as n number of tho outlying government weather bnreana posted on earthquakes and other li&o phenomena in tho fu ture, according to an announcement tha university. THE CABBAGE HOOT WORM. A worm or fly larva is found throughout Pennsylvania destroying tho roots of vegetation In gardens and truck fields, such as cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kohl rabi, radishes, turnips, onions and sometimes other plants. These are properly known as Root Maggots, and are very destructive becauso they eat away the roots, feed on tho plants, and cause them to decay and t .... 1 1. .. .-i. 1 . - -1 e UVUU UU1U Up UMUU&M LUU EilUUitf VLj tno plants. Tiiey are very obstruc tive to cabbage plants, causing them to wilt almost suddenly. Prof. H. A. Surface, State Zoolo gist, Harrisburg, in reply to one of many Inquiries concerning these pests wrote as follows: " The roots of your cabbage plants aro eaten by tho Insect known as the cabbage root worm. This Is tho larva of a fly, similar to tho houBO fly In general appearance. It Is whito In color and Is a truo fly mag got. The small red worm which you found is not tho one doing tho dam age. Tho fly lays the eggs at the base of the cabbage stalk and within a few days the larvae .hatch from these and crawl down to the roots and feed there, causing the cabbage to wither suddenly as though scald ed. They also bore in tho center of the stalk, as I have seen several times this spring. There are two or three broods per year. " The best way to prevont damage of this kind is to make a pad about the size of your hand, using the thin nest tarred paper; punch a hole through the middle of this tho diam eter of a lead pencil, and cut a slit from the edge of -the pad to the hole; set your cabbage plant In tho ground and slip your pad around it like a collar placing somo earth on the edge to hold it down. The flies will not be able to get down to lay their eggs, and the plant will bo pro tected. The large growers in this vicinity say that they find this means very effective and satisfactory. It would seem like a tedious opera tion, hut one can place several hun dred such pads in an hour and as it Is the best prevention of this trouble and keeps the plants healthy and strong, it pays well to do it. I have used this again and again. "This remedy does not remedy them after they are at the roots. To do this you should use carbolic emul sion, which is kerosene emulsion with carbolic acid added. The ef ficiency of this was first proven by our own experiments and described by us a few years ago in an illus trated bulletin of the Division of Zoology of the Department of Agri culture. Such bulletins are free of charge to those who want them." fflinote "Movies" of the News Right Off the Reel Tho United States senato postponed until Jan. 1 the reorganization of tho customs service. The grape crop will bo from 25 to CO per cent below tho normal in tho Keu ka belt of New York state. A pocketbook containing $10, lost by a Pittsburgh physician, was found In tho stomach of a slaughtered calf. Icebergs which havo boon drifting south across tho steamship lanes aro now being carried northward by strong currents, tho cutter Seneca reports from Newport, It. I. Former Premier Mellno of Franco says the world's population Is Increas ing so fast tho Influx of country boys to the cities must bo stopped or we won't got enough to oat. An earthquake shock that lasted two minutes was experienced at Laehuto, Quebec. Buildings throughout tho town rocked and swayed. Tho shock was reported especially sovoro In tho neighborhood of Browns burg. GIFTS CONCEALED IN FOOD, AN ENGLISH FAD. BUver Toothpicks In Bread and Ciga rette Holders In Jelly. Tho latest English Idea In freak din ners Is to provide tho guests gifts with each course According to tho London newspapers, such a banquot wns given by an American hostess in Belgravo square to. twenty -flvo guests, who, when they, broko tho rolls of bread, found Httlo silver toothpicks lnsido. Soup was served In dainty Sevres bowls, and when tho liquid was poured Into tho soup plates tho guests were presented with tho empty bowls. The fiah provided a startling sur prised. BoDed trout was served, and for same tlmo tho guests were unablo to discover anything unusual about tho course. At last somebody found tho trinkets concealed In tho mouth of the tftwt AU tho flsh had rings, brooches and other small article of Jowelry con cealed hi their mouths. Tho .lamb cutlets, which wcro served as an ontrco, had a charming enameled thimble fitted on tho bono over a deco ratrwj paper frill. Tho Joint was tho only dlkh showering gifts on tho men. A eaddla of mutton waa served, and all tho nttle molds of red currant Jolly passed to the males contained amber clgarods holders. Tho JuWea served among tho sweets bad odnocolcd in their midst tiny Jew eled aoaot bottles with verloua per fume. Tho fruits served as dessert were decorated with flowtfs, which proved to x beautifulen&mei broodies , -Bring your difficult Job work to if mmammKm Rosani, the Manipulator AT THE 1913 CHAUTAUQUA. On Childrcns' Day, Rosani, the princo of juggling and balancing, will rule through one laughter-crammed after noon. Ho will prance about with his hat standing on its rim on, his nose, like oa not, whips, plates, balls, pipes, sticks, bowls, glosses, swords, tops, anything, will behave quito aa if it were be witched. Yet Rosani is no trickster. Tho absolute simplicity of his merry making makes it especially delicious for tho young and the old as well. Rosani takes a great flapping hat brim and with a twist here and a poke there, a frown iero and a grimace there, makes him lelf into ten distinctly different people, CAUCUS EXPEDITES TARIFF. Rates Almost Through Tax nnd Administrative Clauses AVill bo Disposed of Later. Washington, July 2. The Senato tariff caucus practically completed its consideration last night of all the schedules pending before it, includ ing the wool manufactures, silk, pa per, and flax, hemp, and Jute sec tions and then took up the sundries and the free list, to bo followed by consideration of tho Administrative features and income tax section. The caucus adopted the commit tee amendments without much fric tion, and absolutely no changes were made in any of tho schedules, al though, at the request of tho com mittee a few items of the wool schedule was referred back, includ ing a proposal that combed tops and noils, dutiable In the bill at 15 per cent., be further reduced if not put on the free list, together with the Item on blankets valued at less than 40 cents, which the committee will probably recommend for the free list. The action of the committee in transferring raw hemp, flax, and Jute to tho free list, was approved, as well as changes in the silk schedule substituting specific for ad valorem rates. No changes were made in tho paper schedule, print paper valued at not more than 21 cents a pound being left on the unrestricted free list. An amendment by Senator As hurst, to put on tho free list all woolen goods in general use, such as cloth, women's and children's dress goods, ready-made clothing, stockings, and tho like, was voted down by a large majority. Senator Simmons said that he be lieved the bill could bo completed by Tuesday at the latest, although considerable difference of opinion is anticipated when the income tax is reached. As amended by the Fi nance Committee, which reduced tho normal exemption from $4,000 to ?3,000 for single persons, the reve nue to be derived is estimated to be about tho same as the estimated rev enue under tho House bill $80, 000,000. As soon as tho caucus completes tho bill it will be passed upon by the full Flnanco Committee, the minor ity members then getting their first official look at the measure. Tho bill will bo In committee not more than two days. HOW TO REPAIR AND MAINTAIN THE ROADS. Tho making of good roads Is one of tho most important duties of tho American people and tholr prompt repair uid careful maintenance Is essential. There Is probably no sub ject in which tho progressive farm er is moro deeply interested than that ot having roads connecting him with his markets over which ho may be able to haul tho greatest possible load. Good roads, Hko all other good things, aro too expensive to build and of too much value to bo neglected. Tho ofllca of Public Roads ot the Department of Agriculture has pub lished a bulletin on " Repair and Maintenance of Highways." This bulletin does not treat tho subject of road building, but takes up tho repair and care of roads after thoy aro built. All classes of roads, from tho natural earth road to tho ma cadam roads with bituminous sur facing, havo received attention. Tho action of automobiles on road sur faces Is explalnod, Tho system of road managoment in Massachusetts, Now York, England, and Franco are given, with tables of costs. Tho writer concludes that on account of tho uso of heavier ve hicles and motor trucks tho ten dency of road building is toward a heavier and more substantial fpunda tion and a consequent reduction of the cost of maintenance. "PEDOS" CORN CURE re lieves pain at once and evept- SOIL THE FOUNDATION. How to Get 100 Bushels of Corn to the Acre. Advice From H. A. McKeen, Secretary Illinois Farmers Institute. (National Crop Improvement Service. "Thorough preparation of seed bed and intelligent selection ol seed, and good cultivation are vitally essential, and must be employed, but to at tempt to grow the 100 bushel crop by these methods alone is like trying to build a house by constructing the roof before laying the foundation. The foundation of a 100 bushel per acre crop is a fertile soil; a soil con taining sufficient plant food. elements to produce such abundant crops a soil so intelligently drained that these elements in plant food solution shall not be weakened by ovcrdilu tion. "We must learn the simple lesson that wherever the necessary mineral elements of plant food are deficient, whether it is because they were never deposited in sufficient quantity by na tutK:, or whether they have been ex hausted by erosion, or repeated crop ping, it must not only return them in their natural form, but must make them available for plant food by sup plying organic matter in abundance. No considerable increased crop yields will be realized until these facts are thoroughly understood." In the counties which have already organized a Farm Bureau, soil im provement is the first step usually undertaken, and a committee on soils one of the first to be appointed. CONCRETE WORK FOR JUNE. Thirfy-eight Varieties to Consider In Making Plans for Summer Work. National Crop Improvement Servlco.3 June is a busy month for the farmer, but nevertheless there will be rainy days and idle hours when he can plan concrete work, especially for smaller structures for general con venience. There are over thirty-eight kinds of construction in concrete which the farmer should consider now. They are: Barns, barnyard pavements, basements, building blocks, cellars, cisterns, coal shed, corn crib, culverts, dipping tanks, drain tile, driveways, feeding troughs, fence posts, fences, floors, founda tions, gate posts, granaries, hog houses, hog wallows, ice houses, milk houses, mangers, nests for hens, poul try houses, root cellars, septic tanks, stables, sidewalks, silos, smoke houses, steps, surface finishes, tanks, troughs, well curbs and walls. GERMINATION OF OATS. The Habit of Sowing Seed Without Recleaning. National Crop Improvement Service. Reports received from the school tests in the various parts of the coun try regarding the condition of seed oats vary greatly. In several coun ties in Illinois the tests were even as low as 10 to 20 per cent. Mr. C. A. Russell, in charge of the Grain Standardization Laboratory in Decatur, made an effort to test a rep resentative number of samples, and while the oats were of mongrel vari eties, in most cases the tests resulted on an average of 95 to 96 per cent. The samples wore taken from the seeders in the fields, and represent seed actually planted. Mr. Russell says: "There does not seem a scarcity of seed oats in this section, although the bulk of oats here stood in shock during several days of wet weather, and consequently are badly stained and a good many of them were bin burnt. The farmers seem to have avoided bin burnt oats in this section. The worst feature we have noticed is that most farmers arc in the habit of sowing oats without recleaning." KNOW YOUR COWS. Cow Testing Clubs ore Very Neces sary to the Success of the 'Dairy ing Business. National Crop Improvement Service. The demand for dairy products of all kinds is increasing faster than the supply. This must result in high prices for the raw material. The farmer will receive good prices for cream. This ought to be an incen tive to every farmer who is 'situated so that he can produce more good cream to keep more cows ana better ones. Don't be afraid of overdoing the cow business. The good, cow is the best investment on the farm. Why not have more of a good thing? Thousands of dairymen have owned and handled cows nearly all their lives and yet are poor judges of cows. The reason for this is that the knowledge which they have gained from their experience is super ficial. They have never compared their judgment or experiences with actual records or tests. They have a vague conception of the type of a good dairy cow, but it is based more upon their personal opinion than upon evidence or fact. Dairymen are coming to a better realization of the fact that milk producing qualities in a cow are accompanied by a gen eral conformation that Is Quite char acteristic, Dairymen Who make a nice profit from the business fam iliarize themselves with the general characteristics of a good dairy cow. and make a carcim stud of tno re- lation they bear to economical pro- taction. SAFETY FIRST ERIE SLOGAN. As a result of the recent craze for speed along tho rails and the terrible wrecks which havo occurred within the past few years several prominent railroads have come to the front with propositions which are promiscuously labelled "Safety First." Prominent among the roads that aro promulgating this movement and is doing all possible to give their patrons an opportunity to travel as sured of safety is tho "Old Reliable" Erie. To this road must bo given tho credit for originating this move ment which is believed In tho end will bo ono of the greatest and most sensible moves that has been mado by tho railroads in years. Tho road itself advances tho principle that safety is the first thing to bo considered regardless of schedules or any other rules. Em ployees will be granted immunity from any penalties for violating these rules when it is shown that they followed the safoty course. The Erie has steadily built up a reputa tion within the past years for their efforts to give the patrons of their road safe transportation and their prompt action In making each and every one of their safety, first move ment is commendable. Each piece of stationery used by the road Is now stamped with a rub ber stamp bearing the trade-mark of the road followed by the Inscription "Safety First." Employes, e'ven down to the office boy has been in stilled with the enthusiasm of su perior officers and the words "Safety First" are becoming by-words among the employes. Train crews aro even more anxious to comply with any rule which makes for safety. PHILADELPHIA MAN nEADS PHAR5LVCISTS. Interest in Friday's sessions of the Pennsylvania Pharmaceutical Asso ciation at .Forest Park, Pike county, centered in the election of officers and the report of the legislative com mittee. The committee urged the passage of bills providing for more stringent legislation governing the sale and uso of habit-forming drugs. Officers were elected as follows: President, Richard L. Lackey, of Philadelphia: first vice president, Charles R. Rhodes, of Hyndman; second vice president, George J. Dur bln, of Plymouth; secretary, Edgar F. Hoffner, of Lock Haven; assist ant secretary, Lewis H. Davis, of Philadelphia; treasurer, F. H. Gleim, of Lebanon. W. J. Sturgeon, of Kitanning, was chosen a member of the execu tive committee and Harold J. Mont zer, of Blue Ridgo Summit, was chosen legal secretary for tho l14 meeting at Buena Vista Springs on June 23, 24 and 25. The greatest enthusiasm prevail ed at tho session when it was an nounced that the bill restricting tho sale of habit-forming drugs had passed the Legislature and was be fore tho governor. Tho bill was framed by the State Association, which with tho Philadel phia association of retail druggists has been making every effort to se cure Its passage. GOOD TEETH PROLONGED LIFE Ascribing her long life to a. set of good teeth which she purchased some fifty years ago, Mrs. Lavlna Griter Derr, of Hudson, celebrated her 99th anniversary on Friday with nal and ammed income -The Scranton Tn KIMI W1IIW WWW ' ' ' ,; r 510 Spruce StrJ DO YOUR BANKING AT THE Farmers and i i i Mechanics Bai consistent with this hank's reputatitj of doing1 business. M, E. SIMONS, PRES'T. C, fl. 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