The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, December 05, 1913, Page PAGE FOUR, Image 4

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Stagnation is death, whether
it be physical or spiritual. A pool
cannot bo pure and sweet unless
.thero is an outlet as well as an
inlet. Unless you use for the ser
vice of others what God has al
ready given you, you will find it
a long weary road to spiritual un
derstanding. H. Emllie Cady.
There is not "a farmer in any re
gion who can afford to miss a chance
to learn something more about his
business. No matter how much he
knows about his own business, there
i3 always a chance that someone can
tell him a few new things or put an
old subject in a new light, thus ini
his finances of success. If
you are a farmer, do you know where
and when your best opportunity is"
It is in the Honesdale court house
next Monday and Tuesday. Here U
the secret: The Department of Ag
riculture of Pennsylvania will hold
the Wayne County Farmers' Institute
right here in Honesdale next week,
and will give the farmers an oppor
tunity to hear interesting and in
structive lectures on many of the
phases of farming. The speakers are
Fred W. Card, of Sylvania; L. W.
Lighty, of East Berlin, anil J. Stuart
Groupe of Jersey Shore, all interest
ing speakers and well qualified to
talk on agricultural questions. The
meetings are called at 1:30 and
7:30 p. m. Monday; 9 a. m. Tuesday,
and 1:30 and 7:30 p. m. Tuesday.
Come and bring the whole family.
Admission Is free.
at once and he urges provisions that
will enable the farmer to finance his
crop; the anti-trust law is com
mended but it ought to be so revised
or supplemented with more explicit
legislation that its administration
will be facilitated.
The Philippines are to be develop
ed along lines which work toward
their ultimate independence. They
are not quite ready for this, he says,
but he believes they eventually will
be. In Alaska full territorial form
of government is advocated and the
government should develop all nat
ural resources.
He thinks we lead the world in the
efforts for peace and he wants all
the treaties or arbitration awaiting
renewal by the Senate to be ratified
He urges legislation to safeguard
workmen both on land and sea, an
emnloyers liability act, and other
economic reforms.
It will be seen that the great mass
of this address is purely idealistic
and that it contains little to show
how the ideals dealt with are to be
realized. It cannot, for that reason,
be expected to make a very deep 1m
pression nor to accomplish very
much in a practical way. Philadel
phia Evening Star.
The Cost of Living.
Mr. Editor:
Wo hear so much about the high
cost of living that it is well to make
some comparisons. The books of
Menner & Co. show some charges in
18G7 as follows: Kerosene oil CO
cen.ts; molasses 85 and 90 cents a
gallon; sugar, 18 cents a pound;
cheese, 20 cents; eggs, 30 cents a
dozen in October. Flour $14.40 a
barrel; linseed oil, $1.45 a gallon;
pork 14 cents a pound; vinegar, 40
What Honesdnlo's Building is Used
For :A Surprise to Many Tho
Citizen Reproduces a Letter Sent
to Commissioner of Education.
In answer to a letter to P. P. Clax
ton, Commissioner of Education,
Washington, L C, Professor H. A.
Oday, princ'pal of, the Honesdale
schools, has prepared the following,
entitled "Tho Wider Use of the
School Plant."
Dec. 3, 1913.
P. P. Claxton, Commissioner of Edu
cation, Washington, D. C.
Dear Sir:
In regard to the wider use of the
school nlant." I beg to submit the
following: Honesdale is a Dorougn of
three thousand inhabitants with a
suburban population of about three
thousand more. In the Dorougn
there is one school building in which
is located the free library owned by
the school but free to the people of
the entire community whether in or
out of the borough, in fact all the
social activities in connection with
the school are free to all residents
of the community. The library Is
open every school day from four till
five and every Tuesday and Friday
from three till five and seven till
nine p. m, ,,
The Ladies' Improvement society
hold their regular monthly meeting
in the school. The Clvic's club, a
company of ladies studying civics and
current topics, meet in the school
every Tuesday night.
The Boys' Band of about thirty
members, most of whom are school
boys, practice in the school every
Tuesday from four till six. The
High school orchestra and various
glee clubs of the school use the
building very much for practice
On two Saturdays of each month
a trained reader from a nearby city
gives readings In the school build
ing. One night a week the gymnas
ium is used for the girls of the
town. On four different nights four
classes of boys and young men meet
In the gymnasium and the average
attendance of these classes is about
forty-five, on Saturday nights, teams
representing these four classes meet
in a friendly contest. At various
times during the year, one of the
gymnasium classes will give their
night to the students of the school
for the holding of dances. The au
ditorium is used in addition to the
nights already mentioned for the
county teachers' Institute, lectures
on poultry, chestnut tree blight and
various other subjects.
During November More Snow Fell
Tliim In a Corresponding iuonui in
50 Years Greatest Dally Range
50 Degrees in One Day Rain
Precipitation More Than in 43
Highest temperature ranged from
27 degrees 28th, to 70 degrees 22d;
average 49.4 degrees, iiignesi in
November for 4G years, 78 degrees
1st, 1909; and 74 degrees the 14th,
Lowest temparature varied from
56 degrees 20th, down to 15 degrees
sixth; average 29.3 degrees; and low
est on my records for this month is
six degrees below zero, Nov. 26th,
Greatest daily .range fifty degrees,
sixth and seventh, which Is greatest
range of temperature in any one day
for a year past. Least range four
degrees 16th and 28th; average 20.1
Warmest day 20 th, mean G2 degs.,
and coldest day 11th, mean 24 degs.
Daily mean for the month, 39.4
degrees, is 1.8 degrees warmer than
last year, and four degrees above
November average of 35.4 degrees
for 46 years; from 26.4 degrees in
1873 to 43 degrees in 1902.
Storms to measure nine days, with
traces six other days. Total rainfall,
3.68 inches, is 1.29 inches more than
last year, and .71 Inch more than
November average of 2.97 inches for
43 years, from .75 inch In 1908, to
7.10 inches in 1886.
Snow fell to measure on four days:
Total 3. '5 inches. Last year nine in
ches on two days; average 6.6 inches
for 56 years, and most 34 inches in
November, 1886.
Seven days were clear, nine fair
and 14 cloudy; average .39 per cent,
of sunshine. Last year. 45. Prevail
ing Winds, northwest and west.
Dyberry, Pa., Dec. 1, 1913.
If you are looking for genuine
reading matter, inspect the in
side pages of to-day's Citizen.
Miss Miriam L. Stephens, niece of
Mr. and Mrs. Lafayette Nelson, of
Dyberry, Who recently sailed for
England, writes an Interesting letter
telling of her trip across the Atlan
tic on the "Imperator" and merry
England. This article, together
with national telegraphic news and
two columns of live advertising, con
stitutes the contents of page two.
President Wilson will do away
with the New Year's reception at the
White House, which on one other oc
casion, is something that has been
practiced for more than 100 years.
More news of national doings, local
and county doings are recorded on
page threes Don't overlook tho ad
vertisements on this page.
"How We Whipped Mexico in
'4 7," is the caption of an interesting
Illustrated article found on page six.
also a story entitled,- "Roosevelt's
Trip is Full of Perils." Tho Citizen's
big book offer is something which
Interests every reader. If you are a
subscriber and desire "My Attain
ment of the Pole" by Dr.. Frederick
Cook, look at your label. If you are
behind, pay up your arrearage and
one year in advance and this much-talked-of
book will be sent to your
address. It Is also sent to all new
subscribers. It contains 650 pages
and is a book that is usually sold for
$5.00. Take advantage of this ex
traordinary offer to-day. Details
found on page six.
Page seven contains a varied
number of articles "Sunday School
Lessons," "Christmas Table," "Crop
Improvement" and "Temperance"
columns. Read the advertisements.
gingham 40 cents a yard; butter 40
cents a pound; chicken 15 cents a
pound; calico 14 cents a yard; flan
nel 40 cents; salaratus, 15 cents;
bushel of salt, $1.35.
In 1873 we find potatoes 62 cents
a bushel; sheeting 25 cents a yard,
shirting 20 cents; calico, 12 cents;
coffee 38 cents a pound; sugar 11
cents; raisins 20 cents; ginger, 35
cents; butter 31 cents; black tea,
$1.20; Japan tea $1.00; flour,
59.50 a barrel. ' v
Wages In those days were only
about half what they are now.
Meats are higher and temporarily
eggs are higher, but the cost of liv-
ing has not advanced so much as the
high stylo of living.
President Wilson's address to the cents a gallon; spool thread 10 cents;
second session of the Sixty-third
Congress, delivered in person as were
the other addresses he has made to
that body, possesses the merit of be
ing brief and while it contains noth
ing of startling importance, it pre
sents many ideas which are decided
ly interesting.
For instance, his advocacy of a
Nation-wide primary election, at
which shall be nominated the candi
dates for President, is extending
this primary election idea further
than anyone else has so far gone.
He favors National conventions for
the purpose only of framing plat
forms and declaring and accepting
the verdict of the primaries. These
conventions, he thinks, should be
composed not of delegates chosen es
pecially for the purpose, but of the
candidates for the House and Senate,
hold over members of these bodies,
the members of the National com
mittees and the candidates them
selves, so that all concerned in the
carrying out of party platforms be
engaged In their making, the respon
sibility for both the platforms and
their enforcement being thus placed.
This is a novel idea and it has
Bomething to recommend It although
it appears to be more idealistic than
practical, as we might expect from,
Wilson. As the leader of his party
he might be able to commit it to suoh
a method of procedure, but it is
doubtful that the Republicans will
look with any favor on tho idea.
As to Huerta, he simply reiterates
that the policy of "watchful waiting"
shall be continued. He states again
that Huerta is a usurper, that he
must go and that we of this country
are not only "the friends of con
stitutional "government in America,"
but that "we are more than its
friends; we are its champions, be
cause in no other way can our neigh
bors to whom we would wish in every
way to make proof of our friend
ship, work out their own develop
ment in peace and liberty."
Huerta, the dictator, however, is
not to be disturbed, as "every day his
power and prestige are crumbling,
and the collapse is not far away."
He hopes to see constitutional order
restored in Mexico "by the concert
and energy of such of her leaders as
prefer the liberty of their people to
their own ambitions." Where such
people as this are to be found in
Mexico, how they will come to the"
frqnt even after Huerta has collaps
ed and how they will be enabled to
set ud the new dispensation, the
Idealistic President does not state
He wante tho currency bill passed
Tell the public what you have
for sale by using the display and
cent-a-word columns of The Citizen.
New York. Mrs. Ada Weisberger,
3S years old, has been discharged
from a Hospital as completely re
covered from the effects of fifteen
grains of poison which she swallow
ed by mistake twenty-one days ago.
No operation was performed.
The treatment consisted in keep
ing Mrs. Welsberger wrapped in
steaming hot blankets during the
first fifteen days. These blankets
were dipped in boiling water and
changed every fifteen minutes. At
the same time all windows in the
room were kept open that the pa
tient might have a continuous supply
of fresh air. A diet of milk, eggs,
flour and sweet oil was adhered to
throughout the twenty-one days.
Wisconsin Heads the Death Roll
With 20 Fatalities.
... . . At -
. xno nunting season which ehdeil
Dec. 1 cost 135 lives In 21 States!
according to a tabulation by a paper!
in addition, 14U persons were Injur!
ed, several of them fatally. WisconJ
sin was the chief sufferer of tho seal
son, with a total of 29 dead and 2 'J
injured. Michigan camo next wltll
28 dead and 16 injured. New Yorll
was third with 19 dead and one in I
The careless handling of weapon!
was the chief cause of death. Thirl
ty-seven persons lost their lives a
their own hands. Twenty-four othl
ers shot themselves but escaped witll
lesser injuries. The careless travell
Ing companion was held responsible
tor zi deatns and one injured.
The man who shoots everything
he sees moving in the bushes waJ
held responsible for 17 deaths antl
iu injuries, sixteen hunters weni
drowned while searching for came.
It was estimated that 60,000 huntl
ers were in the field in Michigan antl
Wisconsin alone, and with the thousfl
ands who took tho trail in Minnel
sota, Pennsylvania, Maine and Nevi
York the total is placed at more that!
Thirty-five years ago at 1 a. m. last
Monday John Purcell, of Towanda,
Pa., died from a fall which fractured
his skull. At the precise hour yes
terday his widow died from a frac
tured skull inflicted by a similar fall.
Both husband and wife lived nine
days after being hurt.
Before a large audience of teacher!
of the various kindergartens and
others in the assembly room of tin!
Administration building, Scrantorfl
Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. Salo Friedel
wald gave a reading and talk on Winl
ton Churchill's great book, "InsidJ
the Cup."
About one hundred and fifty womj
en were In attendance. The reading
lasted for about an hour. The affali
was enjoyable throughout.
Mrs. Frledewald will read ill
Honesdale Saturday afternoon fronl
"Richard Feverel," by George Mere
The reliable real furs at MenneJ
& Co.'s stores. 96t4
A new line of cosy coats for winter
wear at Menner & Co. 96t4
afted From
Death of Mrs. L. K. Ham.
Ella D. Hewitt, daughter of the
Rev. J. W. ,and Clarissa Wright Hew
itt, was born March 8, 1853, In Bar
ton, Tioga county, N. Y was one of
a family of seven children, two sis
ters, Mrs. S. J. Blewer, of Horriell, N.
Y., and Mrs. W. H. Bushnell of Dun
more, Pa., of whom survive. Her
father for many years was a member
of the Methodist Episcopal church.
In early infancy she was conse
crated to the service of the Saviour
and all through her life she endeav
ored to follow His teachings. In her
young womanhood she taught school
for a season and October 1, 1871, was
married to Lucius K. Ham at Slat
ersvllle, Tompkins county, N. Y.
They Immediately came to Fulton
county, which locality, with the ex
ception of about two and one-half
years which was spent in Kansas, has
been her home. To this union were
born four children, Lewis H. of Mor-
ence, Mich.; Mrs. Nellie May Dill, of
Wauseon, Ohio; Edward J. of Mor-
ence, Mich,, and Mrs. Bertha L. Ran
dell, of Albion, Mich., who with her
bereaved husband and eleven grand
children survive.
October 25, 1913, she underwent
an operation for a serious malady
and for a time some hopes were en
tertained for her recovery, but medi
cal skill and tender, loving care were
unavailing and surrounded by those
she loved so well she passed from the
scenes of earth at the beginning of
a new day, November 28. She will
be sadly missed from her accustomed
place In the home and the cheery
greeting to friends and loved ones
will no more be heard. But we
mourn not as those without hope for
the promise of eternal life was very
dear to her and in her last illness
expressed the desire to bo at rest
with her Saviour.
Though our hearts are torn with
the anguish of parting, no more to
meet this side of the grave, we would
not call her back, for she "has 'borne
tho burden in the heat of the day"
and to her weary form has come rest,
blessed rest.
Those from a distance who at
tended the funeral were: Mr. and
Mrs. C. J. Randall of Albion, Mich.;
Dr. C. B. Ham of Toledo, Ohio; Wm.
Ham and Miss Hah of Raymond, O.;
T. J. Ham, of Clyde, O.J G. M. Keyes,
of Morence, Mich.; Clevo and Henry
Harrison and Roice D, Dill of To
ledo, O.
Congress on Monday closed up the
extraordinary session which began
April 7', and settled down to the
grind of .the regular "long" session,
expected to last' well into next sum
mer. Only the absolutely necessary
formality marked the ending of the
old session and the beginning of the
The Senate was at work practically
all day, and at a short night session
completed the first reading of the
Currency bill, but adjourned without
a formal onenlng of the debate. Sen
ator Owen announced that lie ex
pected discussion of the measure to
open late tomorrow.
Raw Wool On Free List.
Raw wool went on the free list
Monday under the provisions of the
new tariff act. Figures on wool
that has been held in bonded ware
houses waiting admission free of duty
are not available here, but It is esti
mated that probably '$1,000,000
worth was In bond in New York
Providence, R. I. Millmen Tues
day withdrew from bond here 1,
300,000 pounds of wool after wait
ing for the wool free-list to become
One Billion Dollars Asked.
Congress Is asked to appropriate
$1,108,681,777 to operate the Gov
ernment of the United States during
the fiscal year 1915, according to the
estimates prepared by each depart
ment and sent to the House by Secre
tary McAdoo of the Treasury. With
this vast sum the Government will
maintain the battleships and forts,
and the armies In the States and in
the countries that border the seven
seas; it will keep the scales of jus
tice balanced; endeavor to retain the
friendship of foreign nations, , look
after domestic prosperity and seek
at Intervals to discover how ways
in which to better health, improve
living conditions and investigate the
merits of the thousand new things in
industry and commerce that come to
its attention.
The estimates submitted are $22,
864,067 in excess of tho appropria
tions for the last fiscal year, but
their total falls $39,255,060 below
the estimates for that year.
The international tangle over the
presence in the United States of J.
Santos Zelaya, former President of
Nicaragua, apparently was solved
Monday by Zelaya agreeing to re
turn to Barcelona, Spain, whence he
came to New York a inbnth ago.
were introduced by Chairman Adam
son, of the House Interstate Com
merce Committee. The bills strike at
monopoly and suppression of com
petition by combinations of capital.
Mr.- Adamson explained that his1
measures were in line with the idea
of defining rights and duties, and
prescribing remedies and penalties
to prevent discrimination and unfair
dealing, rather than with the theory
that to regulate commerce the Gov
ernment must take charge of and
operate It.
The first bill would require rail
roads to publish their schedules in
every county through which they run,
and authorize, after contracting at
regular rates for advertising, to ac
cept the receipts for freight and pas
senger fares.
Another would authorize more
completely the regulation and su
pervision by tho Interstate Com
merce Commission of issues of stocks
and bonds, the disposition of the
money obtained from them and the
prevention of interlocking director
ates. The third would provide for a com
mercial directory to be published by
the Secretary of Commerce, by which
an individual, partnership or cor
poration qualified to do business in
its own State, territory or district
might do so everywhere without ad
ditional license or registration or re
striction, except in compliance with
police regulations.
Trio of Rnilroad Bills.
A trio of bills to regulate Inter
state railroads and other corporations
Mexico "Mexico has no govern
ment." "Thero can be no certain
prospect of .peace in America until
General Huerta has surrendered his
usurped authority." "The collapse
is not far away."
Farmers "Pending currency bill
does the farmers a great service."
The farmer "Is the servant of the
seasons." "The farmer and the' gov
ernment will henceforth work togeth
er as real partners." ,
Business "Let the Sherman anti
trust law stand unaltered, but re
duce the debatable ground" by "more
explicit legislation" to make It "fair
er to all concerned." Special mes
sage promised. '
Presidential Primaries "I urge
the prompt enactment of legislation
which will provide for primary elec
tions throughout tho country at
which the voters may chooso their
nominees for tho presidency."
United States Territories Ulti
mate independence in the Philip
pines, Perfected self-government in
Mines Provide a fair and effective
employers' liability act. "Social jus
tice comes first. Law is the machin
ery for Us realization."
Grocery Departments:
Best Granulated Sugar, 25-pound bag, per bag SI .2
Good Quality Bulk Coffee, 25c value, per pound 22
Crisco, purely yegetable, 25c value, per can . J 23
Creso Crackers, the family favorite, 2 packages for. . . . ,5
None-Such Mince Meat, special, per package. n. ?(
Colegate's Octagon Soap, 6 bars for 25 i
Good Quality Canned Corn, 13c value, per can (
Hallock's Vanilla, 10c value, per bottle Si
Full Cream Cheese, per pound ' 20
Good Quality No. 7 Broom, 35c value, each 30
Cape Cod Cranberries, special, per quart. . JQ
Other Departments-Main Floor
New Silk Crepe de Chene, 50c value, per yard 43 1
Extra Width Dress Goods, $1.06 and $1.25 val., per yd. . 79a
Best Quality Outing Flannel, special, per yard 9i
Yard Wide English Percale, 13c value, per yard
Mixed Wool Socks, all colors, 15c value, per pair (
Ladies' Fine Embroidered Handkerchiefs in holly boxes,
29c value, each 23c
24 in. Renaissance Squares, 75c value, each 43i
Wool Sweaters, assorted colors, $2.50 value, each $1 ,9c
Men's Suspenders, in holly boxes, 50c value, each 43 i
Ladies' Kid Gloves in holly boxes, $1.00 value, per pair 7 9 CM
Yard Wide Bleached Muslin, special, per yard
Mercerized White Goods and Shirtings, 19c val, per yd. (
Ladies' Stylish Trimmed Hats, $5.00 and $6.00 val., ea.-S3.8i
Second Floor Specials
Ladies' Black Coney Muffs, special, each. $2.59
Kelly Green and American Beauty Sateen Skirts, each . 89 C
Ladies' Muslin Gowns, $1.00 value, each. ..." 79 1
Infants' Short White Dresses, 29c and 35c val., each. . . 25 i
Ladies' Percale Waists, 50c and 59c value, each 43 1
9x12 Tapestry Brussell Rugs, $15.00 value, each SI 2. 50
Fine all wool White Blankets, slightly seconds, $3.00 val.,
each SI. 89
Lace Curtains, including angle rods, $1.60 val., per pair. SI . 9
27x54 Axminster Rugs, $1.89 value, per pair SI .60
Katz Bros. Inc.
NOTICE-Monday Specials are sold for Cash.