The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, July 25, 1913, Page PAGE FOUR, Image 4

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The Citizen did not linltnto the
Independent by coming out with Its
first edition of the week on Monday.
In fact it never dated Its paper three
days ahead of time just so It might
come out on Monday, the publication
day of its competitor. People living
In glass houses should never throw
The horrible death which William
Barrable met on Tuesday while in
the employ of W. B. Holmes with
whom he has been for almost forty
years, touched the heart strings of
every man, woman and child in
Honesdale. Mr. Barrable enjoyed
the acquaintance of a large circle of
friends in Wayne county who will
miss him. It is doubtful if there was
a man better known throughout
Wayne county than he, having for so
many years traveled over the sever
al roads in the county delivering the
merchandise of his employer. Mr.
Barrable was of a quiet, unassuming
disposition, always pleasant and had
a word for the young as well as the
old. His bereft family has the pro
found sympathy of the community.
On August 15 important changes
will be effective on parcel post mail
matter. The main changes will be
as follows:
The maximum weight of packages
will be increased from eleven to
twenty pounds.
There will be a material reduction
in rates of postage in the first and
second zones.
The parcel post map as a means of
compounding rates will be abandon
ed, and in its place will be a substi
tution for a rate chart individualiz
ed every post office in the United
A large number of auto wagons for
the delivery of parcel post matter
will be used, and a long step will be
taken towards a universal extension
of the system and a general reduc
tion in the parcel post rates.
It Is very evident that the parcel
post is appreciated and has come to
At the Gettysburg re-unlon this
year many strange incidents occur
red. Among such was the meeting
of two men with exactly the same
name. They came from different
states, but from towns of the same
name. Both were in the Gettysburg
battle, one fighting under the stars
and stripes, the other under the
stars and bars. One was John Car
son of Burlington, N. J., the other
was John Carson, of Burlington, N.
C. The two old vets met by chance
and, of course, became fast friends.
After all, there may be another
Luke Levy In the world, notwith
standing the belief to the contrary
of our progressive and good-natured
Talking about' names and places
reminds us of the time when James
Childress was editor of the Wayne
County Democrat, away back in
1809. Mr. Childress was with the
Herald for years, then went to Ber
muda for his health, dying there,
we are told. Last week we saw that
E. H. Childress, (possibly a son of
James), was recently elected presi
dent of the Southern Illinois Editor
ial association, and that he is the edi
tor of the Wayno County Press.
Oh, this old world is full of
strange things!
Something in the nature of an
epidemic of accidents and mishaps
occurred on Sunday, July 20, rang
ing from St. Louis to Philadelphia.
Some people believe that these acci
dents wero caused because it was
As a matter of Interest possibly
of information, a revjew of these
casualties will be timely.
In Philadelphia two trolley cars
collided, injuring twenty-three pas
sengers, some of them very serious
ly. Fifty others were shaken up
bodily. Tho majority of these peo
ple were bound- for a pleasure re
sort. Score one for tho Sunday idea.
At Oil City, Pa., a street car con
taining five prominent business men
of that city was prashed Into by an
other car at a grade crossing. Here
Is the result:
w. w. wood
cents, memorial poetry and resolutions
of a cent a word. Advertising rates on
JULY 25, 1013.
D. 'E. Byles, nrm broken, lacera
tions, internal injuries; E. A. Welk
er, ribs broken; Gus Koffold, the
driver, four inch cut in hip and back;
It. E. Kinter, lacerations and sprain;
T. J. Wright, face cut and body
bruised. All are in Oil City hospl
al. These men were returning from
a Sunday school convention. Score
one against superstition.
At Cheswold, Del., Dr. Owen Her
bert Evans was killed by a freight
train which crashed Into his automo
bile at a grade crossing. He was on
his way to give some children an
auto ride into the country. Nothing
very wicked about that. Can't score
At TItusville, Pa., an automobile
became unmanageable and plunged
over a fifteen foot embankment kill
ing Miss Lizzie Simonson and bruis
ing four others. Can't say what
these people were riding for, but
must score another for Sunday sup
erstition. In Cincinnati a young man and
two young ladles were out trying a
new launch when the engine broke
down. The launch drifted against
a fleet of coal vessels, capsized, and
the three were sucked under the
boats and drowned. Score another
for Sunday.
At Lewlstown, Pa., four occupants
of an automobile were seriously in
jured when it collided with a trolley
car. Score another for Sunday.
At St. Louis three persons were
driving in a buggy to church. In
crossing a railroad the buggy was
struck and the three were instantly
crushed to death. Score another
against Sunday and superstition. .
There you have one day's record,
and it proves, if it proves anything
at all, that "time and chance hap
pened! to all alike."
The current number of The Wayne
Countean Is several days late on
account of the editor having to do
his haying. It will be published
early next week.
It Is reported that many women
employed in factories will not re
spond to fire drills because the con
struction of the majority of fire
escapes is of such an open kind that
women's natural modesty rebels
against being gazed at by careless
men whoso "bump" of curiosity Is
entirely too well developed. We are
tempted to say some very plain
words along this line. Probably we
are not entirely blameless for with
holding them; but one can't say In
print all that he thinks. It is not
wise to do so. We would suggest to
women who may have such com
plaints to make that they appoint a
talking committee, composed of
women who know how to "say
things." That would help some.
If it does not help enough, well,
there are plenty of men who are
not as modest as is the writer of this
little article, who, by the way, is not
afraid to sign his name to what he
writes. If that were deemed at all
The tax placed on anthracite coal
by the late legislature has been tho
cause of much comment. Many havo
rejoiced in it and havo thought, that
now at last the coal corporations
were going t5 be made to pay some
where near what they ought to pay.
In discussing tho coal tax bill the
Philadelphia Press says:
" The tax of 2 fa per cent, a ton on
the mine value of anthracite coal
means a charge of ten cents a ton
more to the consumer. This will re
imburse the coal operators and a lit
tle more. The tax Is passed on to
the consumer, as is always the case
when It Is possible to add the tax to
the selling price. Anthracite coal
lends Itself to this transfer of the
tax and the coal consumer must pay
" If the members of the legisla
ture suppose they are going to tax
the coal operators by an assessment
of this kind they closed their eyes
to nlj experience, It is the one who
makes use of an article who pays the
charges upon it. It Is because of
this fact that taxes on cdmmoditles
increase the cost of living.
"A tax on coal Is as objection-
able as a tax on milk or eggs or
bread. It Is a tax on a necessary of
life and it should never have been
We have no doubt the Press is
right when It says the tax is to be
passed on to the consumer. So It
Is seen that this coal tax bill is not
going to bring the relief to the peo
ple it was thought it would, and,
more's the pity, it will Increase
their burdens because It will force
them to pay more for their coal. It
is lfard to catch the coal compan
ies in this matter, and easy for the
companies to catch the people. In
counties like Bradford where no '
hard coal is mined (and this Includes
a large majority of the counties of
the state) thevtax is a direct Increase'
in the already high cost of living for
all who use hard coal. The only'
satisfaction or offset which the peo
ple of the anthracite counties havo
Is that they will receive one-half ofi
the proceeds of the tax and that the '
major portion of it will come from
consumers outside the anthracite
region. All this In case the act Is
sustained by the courts. Reporter-'
Journal and Bradford Republican.
Weight Limit to bo Raised to Twenty
Pounds, August 15.
Washington. Postmaster General
Burleson has announced a series of
changes In the operation of the Par
cel Post System, including an In
crease in the maximum-weight limit
of packages; a reduction in the rates
of postage within the first and sec
ond zones and the substitution of a
convenient rate chart for the parcel
post map In determining postage
The following changes are to be
effective on August 15:
The first zone shall include the
territory within the local delivery of
any office, and the first-zone rate of
postage will apply to all parcel post
mail deposited at any office for local
delivery or for delivery by city car
rier or on rural routes emanating
from that postofflce.
The second zone shall include the
remainder of what is now tho first
zone together with tho present sec
nod zone, and shall include all the
units of area located In whole or in
part within a radius of approximately
150 miles from any given postoffice.
The rate of postage on parcels
weighing in excess of four ounces In
the proposed first zone, that Is. for
local delivery, will bo reduced from
5 cents for the first pound and 1 cent
for each additional pound or fraction
thereof to 5 cents for the first pound
and 1 cent for each additional two
pounds or fraction thereof. The
rate for the proposed second zone,
that is, the territory embraced within
a radius of 150 miles from any given
postoffice, will bo reduced from 5
cents for the first pound and 2 cents
for each additional pound (the pres
ent first zone rate) or G cents for the
first pound and 4 cents for each ad
ditional pound or fraction thereof
(the present second zone rate), to 5
cents for the first pound and 1 cent
for each additional pound or fraction
The maximum weight of parcel
post packages will be increased from
eleven pounds to twenty pounds, th6
increase of weight to apply only to
the first and second zones. No
change has been made in the re
strlctions as to the size and form of
the package.
The changes decided upon by the
Postmaster General are somewhat in
the nature of an experiment, and it
is expected that the experience gain
ed in their operation will afford a
valuable basis upon which to pre
dicate future changes In reducing
rates of postage and Increasing tho
limit of weight. It is the belief of
the Postmaster General that the In
crease In the weight limit and the
reduction of the rates of postage in
the first and second zones, as an
nounced, will greatly benefit more
than one-third of the public, and
that the producer, tho consumer and
tho local merchant will profit there
by. The rate chart, which is to be used
as a substitute for the parcel post
map, wiu oo prepared as soon as
practicable, and when prepared, at
tached to the parcel-post guide.
From it the rates of postage to and
from postoffices throughout the
United States may be the more
easily ascertained.
The insurance fee, which original
ly was 10 cents, was found to be ex
cessive, and Postmaster General
Burleson has, by order effective July
1, 1913, reduced to 5 cents tho fee
on parcels lnsurd to actual value up
to $25, and a 10-cent fee Is exacted
only on parcels Insured to actual
value of more than ?25 and not ex
ceeding $50. Under this arrange
ment the business of Insuring pack
ages has more than doubled, particu
larly in tne sending of valuable mer
chandise. Postmaster General Burleson says
the Government will finally handle
all parcels shipped In this country,
believing there can bo no competi
tion with the Government in nn en
terprise of this sort. Evidently the
express octopus has no show with
Mr. Burleson, and it looks as If the
express monopoly was a thing of the
past. Scranton Times.
Augustus L. Patterson et ux. of
Carbondale, to Ada O. Chumard, of
same place, land in Waymart; $i.
George Wllmot et ux of South
Canaan, to Wayne Farm Products
Co., Inc., land In Lake township;
Almura C. Wllmot of South Ca
naan, to George Wllmot, of Gravity,
land In Lake township; ?1.
George W. Fielding et ux.. of
South Canaan, to Wayne Farm Pro
ducts Co., inc., land in South Ca
naan township; J2.Q00.
The streets were lined with people
on both sides Tuesday night to hear
the band concert given by Jenkins'
Boy Band which was held on a plat
form on the Delaware & Hudson plot
of ground near the postofllce. Nino
selections were rendered and F. A.
Jenkins directed the music. The
following programme was given:
March California Limited . .Fen ton
Overture Elves Kiefer
March Spirit of Independence
Serenade "Old Church Organ"
March Down in Dear Old New Or
leans Remick.
Overture Behemian Girl Dolbey.
March Merry Makers Hall
March Good Night Nurse.
March I'm Going to the Picnic.
The boys did remarkably well and
were heartily applauded. Many of
the selections were encored, giving
evidence of an appreciative audience.
Honesdale is to be congratulated up
on having a boys' band of this calibre.
Your heart rests thirteen hours
out of the twenty-four In the normal
adult. Its work is done during the
systole or forcing out, and the dia
stole or the relaxation last just one
twelfth longer than the working per
iod, so that when the twenty-four
hours have elapsed the heart has
had thirteen hours rest and only
eleven hours work. It is, therefore,
a great mistake to speak of the "un
resting heart." If it did not rest it
could not stand the strain, in fact,
if It is forced to beat too rapidly,
either by drugs or any disorganiza
tion of the system, it soon breaks
down, for strong as the muscles are
they cannot work continuously, but
must have rest to regain power.
While it is true that the heart is
the great motive-power which keeps
the blood flowing through the arter
ies and veins, It Is a mistake to re
gard it as a force-pump, which
drives the blood all the way it is to
go. But it must have rest between
its muscular contraction or it wears
out very quicklly.
If the work of the heart were to
be compared with the work of a man
the necessity 'for sleep would soon
be clear. Almost any healthy man
could walk a thousand miles in six
weeks, walking a little over eight
hours a day, at an easy pace, and
resting for the remainder of each
day. Almost any one thinks that he
could walk a thousand miles in a
thousand hours, but It is no mean
feat, as was shown by an English
soldier, Captain Barclay. Some few
men have tried to outdo the captain
by walking a thousand miles in a
thousand half-hours, but few could
perform this great task. The way
Captain Barclay and other athletic
pedestrians accomplished this task
was to walk two miles at a time,
the first mile at the end of one hour
or half-hour, and the second at the
beginning of the next hour or half-
hour, so as to get as much unbroken
sleep as possible. If he walks at
the rate of a mile in fifteen minutes,
he gets an hour and a half sleep be
tween every walk when walking a
thousand miles in a thousand hours,
but ho only gets one-third as much
sleep, namely, half-an-hour between
his walks when going a thousand
miles in a thousand half-hours. It is
plain that no living man could walk
a thousand miles in a thousand
quarter hours, because he would get
no rest at all, and if he increased his
pace so as to snatch a little rest
the strain would be so great that he
could never finish.
This Is precisely what happens
wnen tne neart is -forced to do too
much work, either by over-exertion
or by the strain of disease. If it is
compelled to beat more quickly than
normally it Is quickly exhausted,
for nearly the whole time needed
for the dlostolo or rest is taken up
in labor, even though the systole be
slightly shortened. For this reason
when the pulse Is very rapid the
physician bends every effort to de
creasing the rate of the heart's beat
ing by cold applications or by drugs,
which slow its action.
The natural question which arises
is: what happens to the system
while the heart is taking its neces
sary rest. When tho beat is over
the valves to the aorta close tightly
and the heart is cut off from tho
circulatory system. What forco is
it then which Is carrying on the cir
culation in these resting intervals?
The answer Is a very simple one
In adults whoso arteries are normal
the arteries are very elastic, and
when the heart-force-pump drives
tue oiood out they are stretched
greatly. Tho moment the forco stops
the elasticity of tho arteries makes
these vessels try to come back to
their normal size, and In this way
tho blood with which they are gorg
ed is forced forward by tho energy
stored In tho elastic walls. They
might be compared to tho watch-
spring which is wound up every
night and thus stores tho energy for
running the wheels all day. The
walls of the arteries store tho energy
from tho heart between each beat
and send the blood along Its courso.
This elasticity of the arteries also
serves to regulate tho flow of the
blood, so that It does not shoot
through them at each beat of tho
heart, but Is slowed down and dis
tributed gradually and in proper
proportion to all narts of the body.
Thus it Is plain that while tho heart
rests the arteries do its pumping
work, even more effectively than It
could do itself. New York Journal
Methodist Episcopal church, Will
ii. inner, pastor. Services Sunday.
July 27. At 10:30 a. m. sermon by
pastor, subject, "The Singlo Eye."
Special music, solo by Miss Sara
Slner. 12 M Sunday school. 7:30
p. m., the Rev. L. C. Murdock will
Menner & Co. will sell very cheap
remaining samples of Ladles' Jacket
Suits for traveling and cool days. 4w
all Headache. 10 cents. Sold
Sacrifice of Seasonable Merchandise.
The big between-season functions of Mon
day s'ales is to sell off
ranged assortments of seasonable goods whose
room after July 15th is considered better than
their company. This Monday sale offers summer
goods in lines we want to
never known before.
Grocery Departments:
Fine Granulated Sugar, 25 pound bag, $1.20.
Queen Fruit Jars, glass top, quarts, 90c value, 80c dozen.
Queen Fruit Jars, glass top, pints, 85c value, 75c dozen.
Drey Mason Fruit Jars, quarts, 60c value, 55c dozen.
Drey Mason Fruit Jars, pints, 55c value, 50c dozen.
Honest Can Rubbers, 10c value, 8c dozen.
Crown Can Rubbers, 5c value, 4c dozen.
Mason Jar Tops, 25c value, 19c dozen.
Warfield or Mayflower Coffee, 30c value, 27c lb.
Shredded Wheat, special, 11c package.
Black or Tan Shoe Polish, 10c value, 8c bottle.
Other Departments--MainFloor
Fancy Wash Silks, 35 and 50c value, 25c yard.
Bordered Voiles and Mercerized Batiste, 15c value, 9c yard.
Fancy Flaxon and Irish Lynette, 19c value, 10c yard.
Good Quality Apron Gingham, special, 6jc yard.
Best American Dress Gingham made, 12J4 and 15c value,
10J2C yard.
Men's Negligee Shirts, separate collars, and other styles, 43c ea.
Ladies' Parasols and Umbrellas, special, 89c each.
Honeycomb Bed Spreads, great value, 93c each.
Hemstitched Pillow Cases, 45x36 in., 25c value, 16c each.
Final Clearing Ladies' Trimmed Hats, $3.50 value, $1.89 each.
Cleanup Sale of Men's Socks, 10 and 12c value, 8c pair.
Yard-wide Fine Unbleached Sheeting, 10c value, 8c yard.
Second Floor Specials
Ladies' Lawn Dressing Jackets, 59c value, 43c each.
Ladies' Seersucker Petticoats, 59c value, 49c each.
Junior Colored Wash Dresses, $3.50 value, $2.49.
Junior Colored Wash Dresses, $1.50 value, 98c each.
Ladies' Auto Dusters, $3.00 value, $2.49 each.
Ladies' Auto Dusters, special, $1.75 each.
Hodge's Fiber Rugs, 9x12 ft., $8.50 value, $7.50 each.
Hodge's Best Fiber Matting, 50c value, 42c yard.
Fulton Union Ingrain Carpet,
Best Opaque Window Shades,
Katz Bros. Inc.
Last week of White
ordinary values.
Anthony ("Tony") Crane, aged
thirty years, who was a base ball star
In this section about eight years ago,
died at 1:30 o'clock Monday morning
at the home of his mother in Scran
ton. His death followed a prolonged
Illness. He first attracted attention
as a base ball player while playing
with the Honesdale team in 1903.
The following year he played with
the Carbondale association tedm and
when the association disbanded in
1905 went to Wellsville. Later he
played with Erie In the old Ohio and
Pennsylvania league. Mr. Crane was
a member of the TrI-State league
part of one season. He was consid
ered one of the best first basemen
and hardest hitters that this section
furnished to the national game.
Philadelphia, July 23. Declaring
that his conscience would not permit
him to eat or sleep, Alexander S.
Woods, of East St. Louis, surrender
ed to the police here and turned over
$4,000, which ho said he had stolen
from tho American Express company
in that city last Tuesday.
A police patrol was about to re
move a prisoner to the station house
when Woods approached the patrol
sergeant with tho request that ho
be sent along with tho other prison
er. " I am wanted in East St. Louis
for taking funds from tho American
Express company. Hero's tho stuff,"
said Woods, as ho shoved a pile of
money orders and nearly ?200 In
cash Into the hands 'of the "astonished
policemen. "I want to face tho mu
sic. I want my two little girls to
know that oven If I made a big mis
take I have done all I could to mako
Woods is being held to await In
structions from the authorities of tho
Illinois city.
Towanda. Following a quarrel
with his sweetheart, Robert Sever
ance, nineteen years old, a member of
a Leroy township family, Monday
flred a bullet which went clear
through his body and passed Into a
room occupied by his parents.
Young Severanco died almost in
stantly. His fathor, C. F. .Severance,
a well-to-do-farmer, stumbled over
the body as ho made his way through
the darkness into tho boy's room.
On tho window was found a note
which read: "No one to blame for
this. Good-bye."
The young man had spent Sunday
evening with his sweetheart. After
his quarrel with her, he wandered
around until 4 o'clock In the morn
at some price the disar-'
hurry at prices you've
50c value, 42c yard.
special, 45c.
Sale offers many extra
ing, then went to his room and end
ed his life.
In killing himself the boy almost
shot his parents, as the bullet miss
ed them by barely an Inch, and Im
bedded Itself In the wall Just over
their bed.
Tlio oiilMria wna cltnnrlnfonrlant rif
a Sunday school and an ardent
church member.-
By Joo Cone.
When Trouble knocks hard on my
kitchen door.
I don't get up an' answer no more,;
I set right still till his han's git sore.
Years ago, when I was young an'
I uster git up an' ask him in,
An' listen to all the yarns he'd spin.
An' I'd think all day, an' I'd dream
all night,
Till I didn't have no appetite,
An' I couldn't work, an' I couldn't
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of heart,
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en door,
I git my club an' I cross the floor,
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on Sunday afternoon Norman Les
ter's barn near Pine Mill was strucl
and totally destroyed by lightning
Luiri;mir with il mruR ni nni rv n
hay. He had just finished haying.
Philip Hess, who owns a farm bo
tween Calllcoon and Fremont, lost
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Hold suffering, but it could not be as
certalned what the trouble was ex
cept that there was a small hole li
tlon was mado and a stick a foo
i i i .il - j.
found In her, that had been drlvei
through the bag.
TUB Fidelity Mutual Life Ins. Co. o
Philadelphia, Issues every kind o
policy suitable for protection and Invest
ment on the Insurance plan. Five, 1(
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Plans and Endowment policies. Inqulr