The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, August 26, 1913, Page PAGE FOUR, Image 4

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Rev, Dr. Grant Robblns, pastor of
the Onion Methodist Episcopal
church of St. Louis, Mo., In a recent
sermon says that "poverty Is no bar
to marriage. He said:
" If we set up poverty as a barrier
to marriage, it will not be long be
fore we will not have much popula
tion left. The rich and affluent of tho
country are not taking the responsi
bility of home and family. They are
'too busy going to the warmer climes
In the winter time and cooler spots
In the summer. We therefore de
pend for our population on the
humbler people of the world."
Dr. Robbins quoted an eastern pro
fessor's proposal that no man should
marry on a salary under $2,000 a
year. He said such a proposition is
out of the question.
It is a source of regret that be
cause of insufficient appropriation
to carry forward its work the
Chestnut Tree Blight Commission of
Pennsylvania is forced to suspend
Its efforts to control this serious
menace to a valuable tree. It was
hardly to be expected that the dras
tic measures which the Commission
believed to be necessary would pop
ularize its efforts sufficiently to en
courage liberal consideration from
the legislators, but it Is unfortunate
that the work of investigation must
be halted. During its two years of
existence much attention was drawn
to forests and forest enemies, and in
creased interest- exhibited in the
care of individual trees. Hence, al
though the Commission cannot be
credited with a completed work, it
accomplished much good which will
vbe of lasting character, and the Com
missioners who gave without com
pensation time and effort for the
good of the Commonwealth are to be
A new kind of sleeping sickness is
reported more deadly than the ordi
nary sort. Sir David Bruce, head of
the English commission sent to
Africa two years ago to Investigate
the disease, reports that the so-called
sleeping sickness of Nyassaland is
not the same as that of Uganda or
the west coast, being more rapid and
so fatal that there is no known case
of recovery. It is now established
that the fly, which carries the dis
ease, at first supposed to be the ill
famed tsetse, is glosslna morsitans, a
species widespread in Africa. This
question of flies and the part wild
animals play in harboring them is
included in tho Important program
of the committee just appointed by
tho Eng'ish government at the re
quest of the Liverpool school of
tropical medicine. It will be asked
to decide whether it is advisable to
carry out an experiment of game ex
termination in a localized area in or
der to determine, whether sleeping
sickness and other trypanosome dis
eases of men and. stock can bo thus
checked. The interior of the dark
continent is well guarded against the
Intrusion of civilization; if these
plagues can bo stamped out will be
among the most wonderful achieve
ment of man.
It is seldom fair to say much
about flrst numbers of newspapers,
because they are apt to be better
than will be the successive numbers.
On the other hand it is seldom fair to
criticise the initial numbers of new
publications, because nobody, except
those directly interested may know
the difficulties under which they are
The Scranton Dajly News made
Its advent Into Scranton Journalism
on Saturday, Aug. ICth, and Tho
Citizen says "good morning" to It,
and wishes for it a full measure of
success. The (News Is Just a com
mon newspaper, like other newspa
pers, but, Judging from the qualifi
cation of Its editor and co-workers,
it will grow in excellence, because
It would not bo reasonable to expect
the very best results In tho first
numbers of a paper that has its pub
lication office In Scranton while It
Is printed In Wllkes-Barre.
The Citizen believes In a square
deal all around, and really admires
men and enterprises that are not
afraid to try to succeed under stress
of adverse circumstances. When the
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News shall be published from Its
own plant it undoubtedly will be
greatly Improved. And this is not
to be construed as saying or Imply
ing that the new newspaper Is not a
good one.
It is predicted by those who are
supposed to know what they are
talking about that this country will
experience next winter the greatest
shortage of beef In its history,
Prices, which already have advanced
25 to 50 per cent, in a year, are to
be 10 to 13 per cent higher by Jan
uary 1. Meat will sell at unheard
of figures.
Forty cents a pound for the choice
cuts seems a certainty, 45 cents is a
probability, and even 50 cents a pos
sibility before spring.
The causes leading to the meat
famine are graphically described by
the New York Sun which says that
"the corn killing drought In Kansas
and neighboring States has deprived
the cattle raising sections of feed for
their stock. Fodder remains, hut
the corn itself, necessary to fatten
the steers for market, will have to
be shipped into sections of country
naturally grain exporters, at an eX'
pense that will preclude the Idea of
satisfactory profit by cattle raisers
at anything near the present prices.
"For ten days a steady rush of cat
tie to tho big stock markets of the
middle West has been in progress,
Tho raisers can't afford to hold and
feed the cattle. In many 'instances
cows are being sent to market in
such numbers that tho generation
of calves due next spring will be
much less than the average.
" Cattle receipts In the Western
markets first rose- above the normal
when tho hot weather killed tho
pasturage. Carload after carload of
steers went to Chicago and Kansas
City. The general movement to tho
slaughter houses is still in progress.
In the first three days of tho present
week 129,000 cattle were received
at the Wetern markets, nearly as
many as in the entire week a year
" The same condition to a certain
extent holds true in the hog market,
and Receipts have been nearly doub
led since the drought,
" Live stock prices are naturally
slumping while the markets are load
ed with stock. But In spite of the
fact that steers and hogs are cost
ing the packers less than at any time
for several months no reduction in
the wholesale price of meats is an
nounced, and tho housewife has ob
tained no benefits because of the
present abnormal conditions In the
" The drought, according to stock
men, will result In Immense profits
for the packers because of their
ability to buy now when tho cattle
raisers are at a disadvantage and to
set new prices this winter when
there is a scarcity in tho cattle re
ceipts." As a matter of fact, whether neo-
ple desire to do so or not, they .will
soon see the wisdom of elimlnatine
meat from their regular bill of faro.
It Is far from being a necessity, and
there are authorities aplenty who de
clare that meat eaters are not so
strong physically, mentally or moral
ly as are those who use no meat
For years the Seventh Day Adven
tists have used nuts in various ways
in tho place of meat. In Battle.
Creek, Michigan, the homo of health
foods, they have long used nut foods
In their college, their sanitarium and
their various institutions. 'The writ
er has eaten baked protose at their
restaurants, and it Is In every way
as palatable as nicely cooked meat,
and you are surprised when told
that it is entirely composed' of nuts.
Then there is peanut butter. To
many Veople that compound, which
had its origin, also, we believe, In
that same Battle Creek, is quite as
satisfying as meat.
Our Wayne county cooks aro a
wlso lot, and they know how to meet
the hunger needs with a great varie
ty of dishes that not only appeal to
the appetite but do for human bod
ies what good food Is expected to do.
There was a time when Wayne
county farmers would have laughed
at any suggestion of a fresh meat
famine. She had cattle on a thous
and hills, and every farmer killed
one or two beeves in the late fall
and early winter.
There were drove's, and droves of
sheep nnd mutton and tender lamb
were common articles of meat on the
tables of the people in the country
In the spring of the year veal,
too, was a common article of flesh
food in every farmer's home. With
four-weeks-old calves selling from
$10 to $15, no farmer eats veal any
more. Neither does he hold calves
to become; beef later In tho season.
So much whole milk Is sold nowa
days that farmers no longer raise
much pork; and one can readily see
that a meat famine may really soon
be upon us.
But why worry? Meat, as be
fore stated, is no necessity, and 'the
Wayne county farmers have an op
portunity to raise more meat of all
kinds for the years to come, to make
money by thus raising meat, and to
emerge from the valley of meat fam
ine a wealthier and healthier lot of
humanity than they were when they
went down Into its shadows.
The Pennsylvania Motor Federa
tion deserves a great deal of credit
for the service it has rendered the
cause of good 'roads in this advo
cacy of the proposed '$50,000,000
bond issue.
For many months the Federation
has been conducting a campaign of
education to prove that it Is to the
interest of all classes of citizens and
not of motorists-alone, that the high
ways of the state be put in the best
possible condition.
It has shown the bond issue is
necessary to the working out of any
adequate plan of road improvement,
and it has answered patiently and
fully each argument advanced
against the most ambitious project of
Governor Tener's constructive ad
ministration. It Is now proposed to hold a good
roads convention in Harrlsburg on
September 17, and the Federation
hopes that it will be attended by
farmers, business men' and property
holders, as well as by owners of au
tomobiles. There is general recognition of
the fact that the fato of the bond
issue depends largely upon the atti
tude of the farmer. Mr. Creasy and
his political allies have unquestion
ably created a formidable sentiment
against it in the rural districts by
declaring that Its real purpose is to
furnish "graft" for politicians and to
make life more pleasant for rich
men who are able to roll around the
country in $5,000 touring cars.
"Current revenues," they say,
"are ample for all the road Improve
ment this Commonwealth is in a
position to make" an assertion
which is proved false by the dilemma
in which the Highway Department
finds itself at the present time.
Upon the ability of non-political
organizations like the Pennsylvania
Motor Federation, to show the farm
ers of tho state how they are being
deluded by their supposed friends
will depend very largely the adoption
or rejection of the bond proposition
at the polls next November.
Dr. Frank W. Dixon spoke at the
Chautauqua Friday evening on tho
subject, "An Outgrown Constitution."
The discourse was able and caused
no little comment among his hear
ers. Dr. Dixon asserts that our con
stitution Is "outgrown" and that it
should bo cast aside and a new one
adopted that would make legislation
instantly responsive to a popular de
mand, depriving the president of his
veto power and, the Supreme court
of the power to declare unconstitu
tional an act of congress which is the
will of tho people.
Our constitution Is capable of
amendment when ever public opinion
really demands it. The amendment
only recently secured making it pos
sible to elect United States Senators
by a direct vote of the people Is an
example of this. It Is an accom
plished, fact because the people de
manded it. It was brought about on
a quiet and orderly manner. If the
people want the Referendum, tho
Initiative or tho Recall inserted In
tho Constitution there will be a pop
ular demand for it and If this is so,
then they will get it. Our constitu
tion Is all right as a whole. Changes
may be necessary and advisable in
spots but these changes can bo made
by amendments, and the Supreme
Court of the United States is only
carrying out its inherent right in
Interpreting tho laws of Congress.
It is the back bone of centralized
government under which wo have
grown to bo one, of the strongest na
tions on tho globe.
I wish to tVi nnlr ihn Tnnnv frlonfla
and neighbors who so kindly assist
ed me during the death of my hus
band, Andrew Decker, and the long
illneSS in mv fnmllv nlsn ihn unotnr
and choir who assisted at the memor
ial services held at the M. E. church
on Sunday last. Mrs. Mary Decker,
Orson, Pa.
Some Citizens We Greet
On Tuesday of last week Cornel
ius Comegys and wife, of Scranton,
were In Honesdale In attendance at
the funeral of the late Hon. C. C.
Jadwln. Mr. and Mrs. Comegys
came into Honesdale over the Erie
road by tho way of Hawley. So re
tiring and becomingly modest is Mr.
Comegys that he had come and gone
before Honesdale people .realized
that a prominent non-partisan candi
date for Judge of the Superior
court had actually been In our
One of the first, wo are not suro
but that he was the very first, to sign
his name to nomination -papers for
Mr. Comegys in Wayne county, was
tho late Mr. Jadwln. As a matter
of fact, as well as of local Interest,
Mr. Jadwln and Mr. Comegys bore
the same name, and both were nam
ed after the same man. The man's
name was Cornelius Comegys, the
Grandfather of the man who may be
a Superior Court Judge in the near
future. Mr. Comegys's grandfather
was a first cousin to the father of the
late Cornelius Comegys Jadwln.
That Is why they bore the same
name, and that is one reason, no
doubt, why Mr. Jadwln signed tho
nomination papers of Mr. Comegys
for Judge of tho Superior Court; but
it is not the only reason, for Mr. Jad
wln, doubtless, knew his relative
as well, if not better, than the writer
hereof, who knows him to be one
of the kindest as well as one of the
most capable of men. He has a
grace and courtesy of manner that
belong to his nature, for it could not
be acquired by cultivation. He is
away and beyond the narrow limits
of party lines, and can truly be
classed as a man and not as a politic-
In this connection .the writer begs
the privilege of inserting here what
E. J. Lynett, the editor of the Scran
ton Times, says of Mr. Comegys, and
Mr. Lynett s knowledge of Mr. Com
egys is of the first-hand quality, for
he has known the man, as has the
writer hereof, from the time he came
to Scranton fresh from the Eastern
Shore of Maryland. Mr. Lynett
"Yesterday, In Harrlsburg, a
number of petitions, signed by good
people of Pennsylvania, were filed
with the secretary of the common
wealth, asking that the name of
Cornelius Comegys, of Lackawanna
county, be submitted to the electors
of the state, on the non-partisan bal
lot, as a candidate for the office of
Judge of- the Superior court. The
primary election, at which the ini
tial ballot is to be fought, will occur
on September 1G; and, as the terri
tory to bo covered is large, and the
population to be reached Is great
too large and too great, Indee'd, to be
covered and reached by the efforts
of a few, however active and in
fluential they may be, It behooves
all the public-spirited citizens of
Lackawanna county to get industri
ously busy in this matter. The Su
perior court sits here; Its records are
kept here, for the convenience of
lawyers and others, as well as for
the honor of the third city of the
commonwealth, one of its judges
should reside here. To every citizen
of this town and county it might.
with perfect propriety, bo said: his
election is up k you.
" For fifteen years at least, an ac
tive and prominent member of the
Scranton Board of Trade, giving his
time and his talent freely and with
out price for the public interest and
tho advancement of the city s pros
perity, to the membership of this
Justly influential body, composed as
it is or wnat is best in our civic life,
it might be especially said: Get busy,
here and everywhere; his election is
up to you.
" For thirty years a lawyer, and
now full ripe for judicial place a
lawyer wnoso character Is beyond re
proach and whose ability is beyond
question a lawyer whose every
hour of living and working now re-
llects honor upon the profession
which his well-deserved position
adorns to his brother lawyers, here
and elsewhere in tho staterit may
also be emphatically said: Get busy;
his election is up to you.
" And finally, to the men of news
paperdom, who gather the facts of
the passing day to spread them for
the enlightenment and direction of
the popular mind to such men in
Scranton, particularly who personal
ly know tho character and worth of
this man, his present manner of lifo,
and something of those professional
attainments that make him lit to ad
minister " 'Justice and equity " to
them It may also be specially urged;
Get busy; his election Is up to you!"
Tho Wayne Baptist Association
and the Bible school convention will
be held at Clinton Center on Tuesday
and Wednesday, August 26-27. It
will bo the forty-fourth annual ses
sion. The following program has
been prepared:
Tuesday morning at ten o'clock,
devotional service, Geo. Perham;
Words of Welcome, Rev. A. H.
Knight; response, moderator; Intro
ductory sermon, Rev. Franklin
Pierce; offering for expenses, read
ing church letters, election of officers,
Afternoon session at two o'clock,
Sunday school and Young People's
Work; devotional, W. C. Knapp; re-
vjew on tne lire or Joseph, Rev. R.
D. Mlnch; singing, offering, reports
of Bible school; election of officers;
address, Dr. E. M. Stephenson.
Evenjng, 7:30, praise service, in
charge of choir; eight o'clock, ad
dress, Rev. Leroy Stephens, D. D.;
Wednesday forenoon, 9:30, devo
tional, J. E. Schoblg; business; so
cieties and Institutions; doctrinal
sermon, Rev. R. D. Mlnch; dinner.
Afternoon, devotional service,
Rev. C. O. Fuller; unfinished busi
ness; address, Rev, C. A. Soares, D.
Evening. 7:30. musical service.
choir; address, Rev. J. A, Maxwell;
closing consecration and prayer, led
oy moderator,
(Continued From I'ngo One.)
his theme, the speaker said, "The
ludicrous is not a human invention
but one of the Divine ideas. Man
is the only animal that can laugh.
Man needs to laugh; without laugh
ter no man will come to the full
statue of spiritual manhood. Re
ligion and laughter may dwell to
gether. Children need laughter.
They will not grow normally without
It. Laugh into tho cradle of a child
of three months and you will get a
laugh back. , He doesn't know what
you are laughing at but he will
laugh. He should have laughter
every day."
" Man will not reach normal phy
sical (development without laughter.
Tho mirth cure recently Imported
from Paris Is not a new thing. It
was the King of Israel who said 'a
merry heart doeth good as a medl
cine.' Shakespeare referred to mer
riment "that bars a thousand harm a
and lengthens life."
"Laughter blessed not only him
who laughs, but all that touch his
raiment." ,
Following his custom, Dr. Pear
son emphasized his various points
by reciting appropriate poems, which
is a distinctive art form which he
has made familiar on the Chautau
qua platform the lecture-recital.
Saturday evening the Brodbeck
Such company gave another of lt3
first-class concerts to a capacity tent.
The continued applause after each
number gave evidence of the appre
ciation of the audience.
" The Wonders of Science " was
Reno B. Welbourn's instructive and
Interesting subject. The late Inven
tions were explained and many ot
mem clearly demonstrated by Mr.
Welbourn. He said that by the
means of a mechanical eye, placed to
the ears of a deaf man, that he will
be enabled to see by the means of
light waves. These waves act on
the nerves of the ear Instead of the
eye, producing the same results.
This wonderful little piece of me
chanism was placed on a table before
the audience and by the means of
light diffused through white, red and
blue incandescent lamps the wonder
ful little machine- responded most
effectively and clearly. In due time
tho blind man will be reading by
light waves. To demonstrate this
Mr. Welbourn placed a. piece of card
board between the mechanical eye
ani the light. The cardboard wa
perforated, the perforation repre
senting the letters used in the Morse
telegraphy code. The word light
was spelled. The mechanical eye
was given other tests and demon
strations which were astdnishing to
tho audience, brought forth ap
plause. An outline of other inven
tions fully as wonderful, follows:
Demonstrating buoys 'on the coast
operated by light and dark. Had the
ill-fated TJtanic a mechanical eye
it would not have struck the iceberg.
One of the remarkable demonstra
tions made was the welding of two
iron bolts, using nails and chemi
cals as a compound. Instead of a
match a piece of Ice was used. An
other startling experiment was' the
burning of a hole through a piece
of iron in three seconds, tho tem
perature reaching 7.000 decrees
Fahrenheit. A model of tho Gyro
stat was placed on a wire, which by
tne means or tne gyroscope balanced
itself and also a half pound weight
at the end of a seven foot stick.
Many other demonstrations were
made, such as falling blocks by
light and sound waves, etc. Space
will not permit us to go farther in
to detail, enumerating the many in
teresting Inventions which have been
achieved that were explained by Mr.
Sunday's Large Audiences.
Sunday's attendance at the Chau
tauqua was the largest since the
opening sessions. Fully 1,200 people
were present and enjoyed the con
cert and religious services. Many
persons came from a distance and
nearly a dozen automobiles were
lined up outside tho tent, showing
that the interest is growing daily.
Previous to the afternoon meeting
the Brodbeck-Such company enter
tained with a few selections. After
congregational singing, Dr. Turner
gavo one of his interesting addresses
upon " Tho Conventional Con
science." ,
Dr. Turner made a plea in gener
al for independence for thinking and
consequence independence of action.
The motto. "In Rome do as tho Ro
man does" was carefully analyzed
and shown to be untrustworthy In
that it tends to submerge rationality
in conventionality. Tho result is to
discount leadership and to be prac
tical life on the plane of cheap poll
tics. Tho point was Illustrated by
The Greatest of all Boy Heroes
Watch for the Parade, Head
ed by "Billy" and his Boy
Scout Band.
Seat sale starts at 9
President Harley's definition of cul-
fnrn wVilnVi In nnlrl in hft "tho nnnnqltA
of absorption In the , obvious. He'
emphasized tne fact) tjiat he snouiti
make it his rule of action in Rome
rule Rome. Essentials to such pow
er are concentration of mind, cor-
I -0 mn.1 nnnnAA,t.. " .1 .1 I
auate preparation ' -Preparation for
efficient service Involves culture, con
secration and character. Horace
Greeley was quoted to tho effect that
"Character is tne only thing that en
dures." The .speaker also cited
'Emerson's dictum, "It is easy In the
world to live after the world's opin
ion. It Is easy in solitude to live af
ter one's own, but he only is truly
great who preserves amidst the
crowd tho independence of solitude."
Sunday Evening.
A half hour before the evening,
session started, people began to flock
to the tent and at 7:15 there was
only standing room. Dr. Turner
opened tho meeting and expressed
his gratification In seeing so many
nonnm wnn ronrpsnnrpri rnn lnpm.
Religious concert by the Brodbeck
Such company. Dr. Turner then an
nounced Rev. George S. Wendell,
pastor of the Honesdale Baptist
church, who read the Scriptural les
son. Congregational singing, "On
ward Christian Soldiers," followed
by prayer by Rev. C. C. Miller of the
Lutheran church. "Rock of Ages"
was also sung before President Paul
M. Pearson delivered his masterful
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"Tho Poetry of Life." "''"I
Dr. Pearson's lecture-recital ort
Sunday night at the Honesdale Chau
tauqua had for its theme, the practi
cal uses of poetry. Taking for his
text Darwin's resolution: " If I had
my life to live again, I would let no
week go by in which I did not listen
to some good music, or read some
good poetry," he showed how the
beautiful is a necessity in daily af
fairs. Most people look upon beauty
as something to be enjoyed at their
leisure, when they are looking for
agreeable, ways to spend their time
and their money. But Darwin's ex
perience was that the beautiful Is not
an extra but a necessity.
In discussing the practical uses
of poetry, Dr. Pearson declared that
It was a necessity because "poetry
is a record of the best and happiest
minds at their best and happiest
moments." Such association Is a
necessity to the best living. Poetry
reveals tho beautiful about us every
where; It shows us things in their
relation, It reveals God, It teaches
the joy of living. All these points
were discussed and illuminated by
reciung poems wnicn lenu tnem
selves to reading aloud.
The Junior Chautauqua.
Tho Junior Chautauqua is con
ducted by Miss Foster, a senior in
Swarthmore college. The children
meet every morning at 9 o'clock in
the big tent, where they receive In
struction. Tiro Juniors will give a.
concert Wednesday afternoon.
Tuesday, afternoon, 2:30, Dr. A. E
Turner, will deliver his lecture on
"Sociology and Education." At 3:30
there will be a concert by the Com
monwealth Male Quartet.
Evening 7:30, concert, Common
wealth Male Quartet. 8:00, Lecture,
Judge Ben. B. Lindsey, "The Mis
fortunes of Mickey." 9:15, Motion
Wednesday, Aug. 27. 2:30, Chil
dren's Play Presented by Members
of the Junior Chautauqua. 3:30,
Concert National Opera Quartet.
4:00, Lecture, Dr. N. M. Walters,
"The Foundations of American De
mocracy. Evening 7:30, Concert Scenes
from Operas: -National Opera Quar
tet. 9:00, Motion Pictures.
Several from this place have been
attending .the Chautauqua with pleas
ure and profit.
Mrs. Henry Riefler spent last week
with relatives in Scranton.
Mrs. Geo. Hessberger spent tho
week-end with Mrs. Barhlte of West
The Junior League will hold s a
festival Thursday evening, August
28, for the church painting fund. At
8 o'clock sharp an entertainment,
consisting of music, recitations and
pantomimes will be held in the
church. No admission will be charg
ed. After this the guests are invited
to the parsonage lawn, where Ice
cream and cake, home-made candy
and fruit will be sold. Among the
other attractions are an apron sale
and an orango tree.
Your aching corn will not
trouble you if you use "PE
DOS" CORN CURE. 15 cents.
25c, 35c, and 50c,
A. M, "Thursday