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71st YEAB.--NO. 58
HONESDALE, WAYNE CO., PA., FRIDAY, JULY 18, 1913.
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WHO PAYS FOR BETTER
EVERY TAXPAYER SHOULD READ
THIS ARTICLE CAREFULLY
FItOM BEGINNING TO
Tlio Farmer Will Never Pay n Cent
In General Taxes to Secure the
Best of Bonds It Is Up to tlio
Farmer to Enjoy Good Highways
NOAV When Ho is Dead There
Won't bo Much Opportunity to
Enjoy Good Konds or to Grumble
Over Bad Ones.
(From the Shippensburg (Pa.)
It ought not to take so much time
and effort to provo to tho farmers
the entire feasibility, practical non
expense to them and benefit of State
roads as planned under the bill re
cently passed by the State Legisla
ture and signed this week by Gover
Burgess W. Boyd Morrow, of Ship
pensburg, threw out some facts con
cerning State roads to the farmers
assembled at Southampton Heights
last week, and the Chronicle Editor
was surprised to see the prevailing
sentiment among farmers that they
were not believed. Let us repeat
some of the things:
Mr. Farmer, Rend Tills:
Ho said that there may be other
methods of building roads that are
better than the ones proposed, and
may be you know some better meth
od, but there is no other method
that stands a chance of bringing
about the desired effects than the
one that has taken tangible shape,
and unless we adopt this one, this
generation will not receive the bene
fit of good roads. Good roads are
sure to come. Let us have them
now and enjoy them. If life is short
and we do not even live to see them
paid for they are for us to have
shortly if 'we approve the plan now
Then Rend This:
Bad roads have been the greatest
drawback to profitable farming of
any general utility.
Especially Rend Mils:
Good roads under the proposed
$50,000,000 bond issue will never
cost the farmer a penny in general
taxes. -This seems to be the state
ment that farmers don't believe.
They say: Where will the money
To get down to facts In the mat
ter: The Chronicle Editor wrote the
following letter to the county treas
urer of Cumberland county:
Juno 6, 1313.
Mr. Jesse Asper, County Treasurer, Car
Dear Sir: There, Is a-tax-"assessed
apainst real estate In the county called
"State and County Tax." Will you kind
ly Inform me what per cent, of this goes
to the State? I do not refer to the tax
on personal property, of which I under
stand tho State receives a portion and
then returns three-quarters of the
amount to the county.
1 am asking this to secure Information
as to the possibilities of extra expense
to mo orainary iarmer in mo proposea
State road appropriation.
Thanking you for courtesy, I am.
P. S. BERGGREN.
To this letter Mr. Asper replied as
"Answer The State receives
nothing in and from county taxes.
J. B. ASPEIt."
AVhero State Road
Money Comes From.
From this we gather that no mon
ey whatever received through the
general tax duplicate assessed on
real estate is turned over to the
state for State purposes. The State
Is wholly supported on money ob
tained from other sources than real
estate tax, an enumeration of some
principal items being as follows, tak
en from 1910 receipts.
Interest Accrued 23,760
Bank Examinations 61,543
Bonus on Charters 1,1 .11,002
Interest on State Deposits 140,855
Automobile licenses 320,365
Liquor licenses (retail) 010,020
Liquor licenses (wholesale) 739,819
Liquor licenses (brewers) 318,619
Billiards licenses 115,138
Retail Mercantile licenses 782.987
Wholesale mercantile licenses' ... 299,020
Theatre licenses &j,4si
Tax on Capital Stock 9,531.891
f!Mlnteral Inheritance 1.803.087
Corporate gross receipts 1,616,049
Cnrnorate loans 2.238,815
County loans 261,902
Foreign Fire Ins. Co.'s 1,408,668
OrnsR nremlllms ....... 136.938
Incomes , .45,270
Personal property 4,409,sj4
Wills, writs, deeds 209,812
TJ. S. Gov. for State College 81,193
There were also receipts for care
J of insane, notary public commis-
sions. enrollment and licensing of
stallions, impure food fines, and
other matters of like nature, which
acerecated $28,940,424.43. Tho ex
penses for the year were $27,C57,'
399.88. There was a total State
debt of $2,384,867.02 which was not
yet due, and a balance In Treasury
of $9,909,039.34. This showed a
balance of over seven millions of dol
lars after overy expense and debt is
wlDed out. 'We understand tne snow
ing Is still better this year, and no
tax is being imposed upon real es
tate for State use.
Now, Mr. Farmer, Answer This:
Now. when tho farmers get a
chance to vote that some, .of this
surplus State money shall he used
for their direct benefit, what In the
name of common sense can they
mean by refusing to accept it?
What About Tills:
Of tfio personal tax that on
bonds and mortgages which
amounts to- four and a half millions
In the State, over three and a half
millions were returned to tne coun
ties ncain for maintenance of county
institutions. This tax was four mills
on the dollar, and when the return
able funds are figured out, only one
mill on the dollar for taxes on col
laterals are retained by the state.
Tax Tapers, nero's Our Chance:
Farmers It is a chance to get some
direct good from State funds by vot
ing for the State road appropriation
FAITHFUL WORK BRINGS
The many Honesdale friends of
Lester R. Knapp rejoice w'lth him
in his new position, that of division
freight agent of the New York, Sus
quehanna and Western, New Jersey
and Now York and Greenwood Lake
divisions of the Erie railroad with
headquarters in New York City. This
fine promotion becamo effective July
For the past two years Lester has
been traveling freight agent of the
Erie railroad, covering the main lino
of the Erie from New York to Sus
quehanna, including the Wyoming
He has been a faithful and con
scientious employe of the Erie, hav
ing filled the position of agent at
Honesdale, Scranton and Passaic, N.
J. While at the latter city he was
appointed traveling freight agent of
the Delaware division. He was also
In the ticket office of the New York
office before receiving the office of
agent at Honesdale.
GLEN EYRE RESIDENT INJURED.
Albert Dahl, of Glen Eyre, Pike
county, who lives on the Honesdale
branch of the Erie railroad, while
riding on a west bound train at Otis
vllle on Monday, was struck in the
head by a stick of timber.
The Port Jervis Gazette in record
ing the accident, says:
"Train 43 was running at good
speed around the curve when an east
bound train approached it. A door
on a freight car was open and
crashed into the window of the
smoking car. Pieces of glass were
hurled tho length of the car and
many of the men who were occupy
ing it were cut about the face, head
and hands. A large piece of board
went through the window and struck
a man in the side.
"Albert Dahl, a resident of Glen
Eyre, Pa., was hit in the forehead by
a piece of wood and a large lump on
the left side showed the injury which
it Inflicted. He was also cut over
the face and hands. An extra fire
man from Jersey City was hurled
from his seat by a blow on his fore
head which was cut. Another man
had his forearm injured. His straw
hat was smashed from the effects of
a blow. Many others were thrown
from their seats and were slightly
injured by flying glass.
"The piece of wood went clear
across the car and broke three win
dows on the other side. Several win
dows in the next coach were cracked
and the wood work of the smoking
car No. 1878 was scraped by tho
door of tho freight car."
BLIGHT AFFECTING ENGLISH
Owners of the English Hawthorne
are, requested to inspect their trees
for blight". It can be readily dis
covered by the apparent dried up or
burned appearance of the leaves. A
discoloration of the bark on the
tree is another way in which can
be discerned whether or not tho
blight has affected tho tree.
State Horticulturist W. H. Bullock
says to cut out all the dead limbs
and burn them, so that the blight
may not spread. In trimming the
dead branches or twigs Mr. Bullock
advises cutting below where any
signs of blight are In evidence. Also
that tools used in cutting out blights
of any kind should be disinfected
with turpentine or formaldehyde to
prevent the spread of tho disease.
During his conversation with us
Inspector Bullock stated that the
English Hawthorne in North Park
was badly affected with the blight
and that the dead limbs ought to be
cut and burned.
If you possess one of these beautl
ful trees inspect it carefully and If
the blight is working Its deadly
work tako every precaution to chock
it before it kills the tree.
CARING FOR FRUIT TREES.
W. H. Bullock, district State hor-
tlculturlst, has inspected Paupack,
Palmyra and Cherry Itidge town
ships. Ho will take up the work in
Mount Pleasant township in tho
near future. Mr. Bullock is em
ployed by the state to inspect apple
and other trees in search oi biignt.
The San Jose scale is found in sever
al orchards throughout Wayne
county and in many Instances Mr.
Bullock has found the scale when
farmers were not aware that their
trees or orchards wore affected. Mr,
Bullock gives a remedy that will save
tho trees, otherwise many valuable
trees will die for want of attention
and caro. In his travels, Mr. Bul
lock comes across a number of dis
eases affecting trees on his trips
through tho country of which he
makes notes and reports to State
Zoologist II. A. Surface.
Mr. Bullock's work Is benellclal
and is appreciated by every farmer
in tne county.
FOR PUBLIC INFORJLYTION.
Effective July 1st, as has hereto
fore been stated in the Citizen, ordi
nary stamps shall bo valid for post
age and for insurance and C. O. D.
fees on mail and distinctive parcel
post stamps shall be valid for
all purposes for which ordinary
stamps are valid, are orders to Post
master Allen from the General Post
master, Washington, D. C. The reg
ular issue of duo, stamps and dis
tinctive parcel post duo stamps shall
be valid for collection of unpaid and
short paid postage on all classes of
The fee for Insurance on fourth
class parcels, 5c, valuo not exceed
ing ?25, 10c in excess of $25 and
not exceeding $50 to bo prepaid.
Also see to it that you elect as hon
est men for tho Legislature as you
can find. When a newspaper that
cannot obtain fat patronage tries to
get back at lawmakers by crying
"thief." take it with a ninch of salt,
Don't be a quitter or obstructionist
when you have a chance in your
hands to do something for your own
CURRENCY PLAN HAS
BEEN AGREED UPON
PROVIDES FOR EXCHANGE OF
TWO PER CENT. BONDS BEAR
ING CIRCULATION PRIVI
LEGE. Heated Discussion Between Two
Over the Rediscount Feature of
tho Measure Democrats Do Not
The much disputed plan for re
funding the two per cent, govern
ment bonds, which form the basis of
the present currency, was perfected
Wednesday by the Democrats of the
house banking and currency commit
tee in their consideration of the ad
ministration currency bill. The pro
vision, as finally agreed to after
three days of discussion, provides
for the exchange of the two per
cent, bonds which bear the circula
tion privilege 'for three per cent.,
twenty-four bonds,, "exempt from
federal, state and municipal taxa
tion, both as to income and princi
With other changes made in tne
bill the refunding section will retain
the circulation feature of tho present
two per cent, bonds up to the final
date of their redemption.
The committee also approved a
redrafted section providing, that the
proceeds of the government's par
ticipation in the business of the new
federal reserve banks shall be ap
plied to the reduction of the bonded
indebtedness of tho nation.
Two Democrats became involved
in a heated discussion of the re-discount
features of the bill. Disagree
ment arose over the provision re
quiring one federal reservo bank to
re-discount paper of another federal
reservo bank and several members
expressed the opinion that some
limitation should be imposed upon
the federal reserve board in its ex
ercise of this power.
when tho committee adjourned
the re-discount section was still un
SUPERINTENDENT J. H. TAYLOR
DIES IN THE WEST.
Mrs. Charles J. Smith, of Four
teenth street, received word on Tues
day that her brother, John H. Taylor,
well known in this section of the
country, died in Superior, Wis.,
The deceased was general, super
intendent of the Great Northern
railroad and was formerly chief dis
patcher of the Wyoming division of
the Erie railroad, located at Dun-
Mr. Taylor was 49 years old and
enjoyed a rapid rise in the railroad
world. He was born in Hancock,. N,
Y and began his railroad career in
Jersey City. After serving as chiet
dispatcher on this division he be
came superintendent of the Bradford
division of the Erie. After he left
the Erie he became superintendent
of the Great Falls mountain division
of the Great Northern. He became
general superintendent, one of the
highest railroad positions in the
northwest, about a year ago. Ho is
survived by a wife, two sons and a
daughter, Fred, John, Jr., and
Louise, at home and two sisters,
Mrs. Henry Slauson, of Hancock, N,
Y and Mrs. C. J. Smith, of Hones
dale, also one brother, Frank Taylor,
of Hancock, N. Y. Tho funeral and
Interment took place in Superior,
Wis., on Thursday afternoon at 3
DESTROY TENT CATERPILLAR
Tho ravenous tent caterpillar has
laid its eggs on small twigs of apple
and wild cherry trees. The eggs ap
pear most generally on the south
west side of tho tree. The eggs rep
resent little nubs or growths on or
near the end of tho twig. The nests
are dark brown in color. By cut
ting off these twigs and destroying
tho eggs It will greatly decrease the
spread of the pest next season. Tho
eggs will not hatch until spring so
the farmer will have from now until
that time to destroy tho eggs.
In destroying the caterpillar
nests never burn them as It cooks the
bark of the trees and forms a can
ker on the limb. Tho nests can be
removed by tho aid of a Y-shaped
CARBONDALE COUPLE TO LIVE
J. Frank Breese, of Tenth avenue,
and Anna E. Cope, daughter of Mrs.
Charles McMullen of Grove street,
Carbondale, were married at Scran
ton on Monday, Juno 30, by Rev. Mr.
Anderson in the parsonage of the
Elm Park church. They were unat
tended. The announcement of the
marrlago was not mado until Satur
day last when they returned from
their honeymoon spent in a tour of
the Now England states. They will
resido in Honesdale.
Tho announcement will come as a
pleasant surprise to the many friends
of tho contracting parties in this
city who will hasten to extend heartl-
est wishes and congratulations.
Closed Wednesday, July 23,
Business Men's Day at Lodore.
-f And Monday Evenings During
f July and August.
July and August.
Opposite New Postofflco.
"Tio Daylight Store."
BRIAR AND BRAMBLE
COVER THE GRAVES
DEPLORABLE CONDITION OF
OLD METHODIST CEMETERY
IN BEAUTIFUL HONESDALE.
Plot Where Rests Remnins of Pion
eer Residents of Maple City Sadly
in Need of Scytho and Axe
Chailtnblo Act for Authorities.
Have you visited the old Metho
dist cemetery lately? If you have
we warrant it made your heart ache
owing to tho deplorable condition
and shape you found that old bury
ing ground, where rests the remains
of hundreds of Honesdale's departed
loved ones. It made the writer feol
shameful, although he has no rela
tives laid at rest in this beautiful
spot. Shameful because the town
of Honesdale, to whom the piece of
property was deeded several years
ago as a burying ground, has allow
ed it to remain uncared for, forgot
ten and neglected.
Tho Brotherhood of the Hones
dale Methodist church assumed
charge of the cemetery until its
treasury became dep'eted and since
that time, nearly three years ago,
not a briar has been cut, bramble
hewn down or weed destroyed.
Isn't this pitiful and a sad state of
affairs? The cemetery does not be
long to the Methodist church, but
was given that name owing to the
burying ground being close to the
old Methodist church, which is now
a tenement house. Tho plot belongs
to the town proper and now that the
Brotherhood of the Methodist church
is unable to care for this resting
place of the dead, it is no more than
right and proper that tho town give
the place attention and care.
Tho Brotherhood members con
tributed time and money in cleaning
up tho cemetery a few years ago.
Trees were chopped down, that rep
resented several years' growth,
briars, ciders and young trees were
thick, but after a few weeks the
cemetery took on a different aspect.
What a pity that it was not followed
up. The ground was ploughed, but
alas, it was left in that condition. It
was not harrowed and to-day great
ridges are left on the graves of the
departed. The headstones are
down, irregular and in a dilapidated
condition. And all this in the
beautiful borough of Honesdale.
Can it be possible?
"Oh! how pitiful In a whole city
full, friends have they none."
TRANSFERS OF REAL ESTATE.
William H. Leo et ux of Hones
dale, to Dr. H. B. Ely, same, land in
,i.Heirs of Sylvesta M. Decker to
jtie'ph E. Fish, property on Elev
enth .and Court, streets; ' $2600.
Arabel Von Storch, of Kingston,
to Madgo Von Storch Hughes, same,
land in Preston township; SI.
Alice V. Loudel et al., of Boise,
France, to Arabel Von Storch, of
Kingston, land in Preston township;
Irvin R. Benjamin et ux. of South
Canaan, to Joseph Arcisiewski, of
Winton, land in South Canaan twp.;
Elizabeth Carr et al., of Scranton,
to Leonard B. Gukenberger, of Tex
as, land in Texas township; SI.
Raymond T. Kimble et ux., of
Cambridge, Ohio, to Charles Lamor
eaux, land in South Canaan; $1.
W. H. Lee and F. P. Kimble, exe
cutors of estate of Mary E. Appley,
late of Honesdale, to Philip Krantz,
same, land in Honesdale borough;
"KIND AND GENIAL JUDGE."
The people of Honesdale are much
pleased over the selection of Judge
Searle as a member of tho executive
committee of the Pennsylvania State
Bar association. Among the other
distinguished lawyers who will act
with him on this committee are
Hampton L. Carson, former attorney
general of the state, Judge William
D. Porter of Pittsburg, William E.
Rico of Warren, and Judge William
H. Staake, of Philadelphia. Judge
Searle is a very popular man among
his friends and neighbors, because
he possesses a kind and genial dis
position, and is recognized as one of
the first jurist in the state. On a
number of occasions he has been
called to this city to preside over tho
courts of Lackawanna county.
POLICE OFFICER FOR CEME
IRobort J. Miller, superintendent
of Glen Dyberry cemetery, has been
commissioned as a police officer with
power to arrest on sight persons
committing depredations of any kind
in or about the cemetery. Such ap
pointment is authorized by the Act
of Assembly of April 9th, 1873, and
Is particularly directed toward per
sons picking or injuring flowers,
shrubs, or trees, removing flowers
from lots or graves, or defacing any
structure of any kind in or about tho
cemetery. The penalty 'for such of
fense being a fine of not more than
one hundred dollars, or Imprison
ment not to exceed ono year, or both
at tho discretion of the Court.
GETTING ON TnE JOB.
The advance guard of workmen
who will lay the track and build tho
new trolley road between Honesdale
and Hawley arrived on Wednesday
and are getting things in readiness
for the other workmen. At. present
they are cleaning out the Cortrlght
cold storage building. The balance
of the first Installment of laborers,
who will be of Polish nationality, aro
expected on Monday next.
E. F. Draper, of Now York city,
Is spending the week-end here. He
says that ties for the proposed road
will bo placed along the survey this
week. All material has been ordered
and after work will have been com
menced, track will be laid at the rnto
of a quarter of a mile per day,
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS TO
EXEMPLIFY DEGREE HERE.
Meeting For Prellmlnnry Work Will
bo Held Sunday Morning in
Tho members of the Honesdale
Council, Knights of Columbus, No.
363, are requested to -meet in tho
K. of C. hall on Sunday morning,
July 20, at 10 o'clock for the pur
pose of making preparations for pre
liminary work for the exemplifica
tion of tho third degree, which will
be held in Honesdale on Sunday,
At a meeting of the Grand Knights
of the Knights of Columbus in Car
bondale, it was decided to exemplify
the third degree here on that date.
A special train will be run from
Scranton and Olyphant via the D. &
H., leaving Scranton shortly before
noon and arriving in Honesdale
about 1:15 p. m. It is expected that
a largo delegation from the sur
rounding towns will attend the ex
ercises. It was also announced that the
third degree will be given in Scran
ton on Sunday, October 12, Colum
bus Day, by tho Scranton Council.
Both exemplifications .will be in
charge of District Deputy M. P. Ken
nedy and staff.
The coming series of games be
tween Hawley and Honesdale 'Is
causing quite some excitement
among the fans. Tho Hawley team
were out in force on Saturday and
Sunday last to "size up the locals,"
and from all reports they are quite
confident of victory. At any rate
we hope that we won't have to
start any more games over for them,
in order to get them to finish a
game. By the way, we note that
the local management has adver
tised tho double-header with Car
bondale next Saturday as the first
one ever held on the local grounds.
Wo beg to call attention to the
double header which was played
with Hawley three years ago (al
though it was not scheduled) when
after the first game was partly fin
ished, tho Hawley boys refused to
play it out and insisted on' starting
a new game, so that Honesdale had
to win almost two games to get
credit 'for one In that series.
Capt. Brader of tho local team is
out .again after an attack of ton
silitis and will be in the lineup on
There is no player on the Hones
dale team who is more "game"
than Wm. Mangan. He has been
playing almost all season under con
ditions which would put a less
"gritty" man out of It. In the first
place his arm is so sore that he can
hardly throw across the diamond,
again, he has a very sore leg, or in
other .words a bad Charley Horse,
and lastly,, his foot is so 'sore' that
he can hardly run on it. We would
think that it would be a good idea
to give "Slim" a much needed rest.
DEATH RESULTS FROM SHOCK.
Mrs. Edwnrd Lelne Passes Away at
Homo of Druggist A. M. Lcino
Anna Barbara Sherff, widow of Ed
ward Lelne, died at tho home of her
son, Druggist A. M. Lelne, 210 Sev
enth street, Tuesday afternoon at
1:30 o'clock. Since Mrs. Leine fell
and fractured her right arm four
weeks ago, she gradually declined In
health, death resulting In shock from
Mrs. Leine has been a resident of
Honesdale since 1866, when Mr., and
Mrs. Lelne came hero from Egg Har
bor, N. J. The deceased was born
in Melnbernhaim, Bavaria, Germany,
June 15, 1834, and immigrated to
America with her aunt and uncle at
the age of 20 years. On June 28,
1864, she was married to Edward
Leine in Washington, D. C, and went
to housekeeping at Egg Harbor,
where they lived two years. Mr,
Lelne died April 1st, 1900. Ono son
survives, namely, Arthur M. Lelne, of
Mrs. Lome was a member of the
German Lutheran church of this
place for a number of years. In the
absence of her late pastor. Rev. C. C.
Miller, Rev. A. L. Whlttaker, rector
of Graco Episcopal church, conducted
the 'funeral services, which were held
from her late homo Thursday morn
ing at 10 o'clock on Seventh street.
Interment was made In the German
The pallbearors were: L. Fuerth,
Gustave Smith, Otto Taoubner, John
Erk, John Theobald, Morris Free
The Rev. C. H. Brandt of Wllkes
Barre will speak at Grace Episcopal
church Sunday, at 10:30 a. m. Mr.
Brandt is superintendent of the Anti-
Saloon League for this district and
will have something important to say
on tins topic.
Rev. C. H. Brandt of Wilkes-Bar
re, district superintendent of tho
Anti-Saloon League, will speak at
the White Mills M. E. church Sun
day, July 20, at 3:15 p. m.
At tho Presbyterian church Rev,
Jesse Herimann will have for his
Sunday morning theme "The Spirit
and Spirits," and for his evening
theme "A Preface to Life," an ex
position of the first Psalm,
AVAYNE COUNTY MEDICAL
SOCIETY MET TO-DAY.
The Wayne County Medical so
clety held their monthly meeting
this afternoon at the home of Dr,
Simons In South Sterling township
Tho regular business of tho society
was transacted after which the
guests were treated to a sumptuous
banquet. The members of the so
ciety from Honesdale who attended
were Drs. lu. w. Burns, L. B. Nielsen
and W. T. McConvlll.
Henry ttehboin received word on
Monday that his cousin, Mrs. Emil
vautz, or union Hill, N. J., had
passed away on Saturday. The fun
eral will be held on Tuesdayf
BRYAN HAS SAVED
$170,000 IN 17 YEARS
SECRETARY'S PUBLIC STATE
MENT SAYS HE WILL LECTURE
IN "VACATION TIME."
$1,000 n Month Income Tovcrty
Plea Is Severest Blow Yet to Ad
ministration Big Storm of Ridi
cule. Washington, July 17. Secretary
of State Bryan felt obliged to defend
himself again today against the flood
of criticism that has poured in on ac
count of his absences from Washing
ton on the Chautauqua platform.
Mr. Bryan issued a statement in
which he announced that his forth
coming six weeks speaking tour
would be his vacation. He reiterat
ed his statement that he was unable
to live within his salary of $12,000
a year, and added that he is sacrific
ing $40,000 net Income by serving as
Secretary of State for 'four years.
Mr. Bryan acknowledges that In
the last seventeen years he has saved
$170,000. Inasmuch as this appar
ently does not include investments
which Mr. Bryan may have made
there seems to be good reason for
the statement that ho Is worth be
tween $400,000 and $500,000.
Bristow Says "How Much?"
While Mr. Bryan was doing this
explaining at the State Department
things were happening at the Canltol.
Senator Bristow arose from his seat
and introduced a resloutlon calling
upon President Wilson to advise tho
Senate what salary is necessary in
order to retain the Government tho
exclusive services of the Secretary of
State and keep him in Washington.
The Bristow resolution flabber
gasted the Democrats of the Senato
for a few minutes, but they got their
wind soon enough to shut off debate
on the resolution. It will come up
under the rules of the Senate on Fri
day, and Senator Bristow intends
to push it.
Those two develonments indicate
clearly the rumpus that has been
stirred up In the national capital
over Mr. Bryan's Chautauqua cir
cuit predilections. Nothing more
embarrassing for the Democrats and
the Wilson administration has yet
occurred than this attempt by Mr.
Bryan to use the time for which the
Government is paying him to deliver
Chautauqua speeches for hire.
Not the least humiliating feature
of the case Is the knowledge that It
will be used In Europe to add to the
ridiculous impression that already
has been created by tho grape juice
and other stirring episodes in Mr.
Bryan's brief career as head of the
Mr. Bryan's Statement.
Here- is the statement Issued by
"I am glad to have the criticism
brought to my attention. I believe in
criticism of public officials. Critic
ism is helprul. If a man makes a
mistake, criticism enables him to cor
rect it; If he is unjustly criticised the
criticism helps him. I have had my
share of criticism since I have been
In public life, but it has not prevent
ed my doing what I thought proper
'In devoting a part of my vaca
tion to lecturing I am doing what I
believe to be proper, and I have no
fear whatever that any unbiased per
son will criticise mo when he knows
"For seventeen years the sources
of my incomes have been writing and
lecturing, but each year I have made
more public speeches without com
pensation and where I have paid my
own travelling expenses than I have
where compensation was received.
My earning capacity has been large
and I have made not only an income
sufficient for my immediate needs,
but have saved on an average some
thing more than f 10,000 a year.
in accepting tho office which I
now hold I gave up tho opportunity
to add to my accumulations, for I do
not expect to increase during my
term tne amount i nave laid aside,
that Is I am willing to forego what
ever advantage I might derive from
the acquiring of $40,000 more for
the privilege of serving tho country
in this offico during tho coming
Lectures in Vacation Time.
"I will do more If necessary, but I
do not believe that fair minded peo
ple will ask it of me. Therefore un
til I see some reason for changing
my purposo I expect to lecture
enouglvto bring my income up to my
expenses, these lectures to be de
livered during tho time that other
officials givo to their vacations.
"In addition to supplementing my
salary I hope that my lectures do
good people who attend them
would not do so if they did not
think they received their money's
worth, but I would bo glad to spend
my vacation resting Instead of lect
uring If I could do so without eat
ing in upon the amount that I havo
laid away as a protection against
PORT JERVIS COMPLIMENTS
At a special election In Honesdale
Friday, the proposition to pave Main
street entire and part of Park street
was carried by a vote of 359 to 36.
We congratulate Honesdale on tho
spirit of progrcsslvencss that lead
them to declare In favor of this im
provement so overwhelmingly. It Is
a wonder that Main street with so
many beautiful and up-to-date busi
ness places and residences has been
a muddy thoroughfaro as long as It
COAL ADVANCED IN HONESDALE.
Effective July 16, tho prices on
coal in Honesdale advancod 10 cents
per ton, except on buck and pea
coal, which Is 5 cants per ton. This
Is equivalent to 2 w per cent on tho
L vame or tae cpait w mines.