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THE CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 19x3.
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THOUGHT FOR TO-DAY.
The very fact that we are still here
carrying on the contest against the
hosts of annihilation proves that on
the whole the battle has gone for
humanity. The world's great heart
has proved equal to the prodigious
undertaking which God set It. Re
ibuffed, but always persevering; self
reproached, but ever regaining faith;
undaunted, tenacious, the heart of
man labors toward Immeasurably
distant goals. Discouraged not by
difficulties without or the anguish of
ages within, the heart listens to a
secret voice that whispers: "Be not
dismayed; in the future lies the
Promised Land." Helen Keller.
THE SCHOOL CODE.
One of the most Important sub
jects discussed at the recent very
Important gathering of the State
Educational Association was the new
It Is encouraging to think that
-whatever recommendations for
changes and amendments may be
urged by the association, the code
Is in the hands of Its friends. The
teaching body of Pennsylvania Is not
at all hostile to it. On the contrary,
it Is strongly disposed to share Su
perintendent Schaeffer's opinion
that It should be altered as little as
Secretary Becht, of the State
Board, probably voiced the views of
a majority of the educational offi
cials of the State, when he said:
Most of the questions that
have been raised are due not to
any inherent weakness in the
law, but to a misinterpretation
of its provisions; and in a fow
instances to' a desire to avoid
the application of it because of
adverse local conditions. The
best evidence that the law was
well framed Is found in the fact
that though the readjustment of
conditions was In the hands of
13,000 directors, of which two
thirds had little or no experi
ence In the management of
school affairs, yet there has
been little friction.
The Legislature and the public
will be Inclined to admit without
close scrutiny tho wisdom of any
minor changes which may bo sug
gested by the State Educational As
sociation in this spirit.
Some severe raps were given that
type of agriculturist who is consti
tutionally opposed to undue exer
tion by Professor Frank D. Gardner,
of the Department of Agronomy In
State College, when he lectured re
cently before the Farmers' Week As
sembly, which met at that institu
tion. Taking for a portion of his
text the plain and unvarnished sub
ject of "Lazy Farming," he showed
wherein a lack of ambition to get
all that is possible out of the soil
Is responsible for more crop failures
than unscientific cultivation.
In his opinion one of tho most
important essentials for 'big crops is
a liberal uso of lime, but he had
found that many farmers rather
than work in winter covering their
fields with this valuable agent 'pre
ferred to "sit behind tho coal stove."
There was undoubtedly a spirit of
jocularity In the expert's remarks,
but he managed to squeeze In a few
plain truths with his fun. There Is
no doubt that farming is hard work,
and a disposition has grown up in
recent years to reduce tho amount
of labor formerly thought absolutely
essential 'for tho successful conduct
of a "big place," but the trouble
seems to bo that In many cases this
reduction of labor has seriously at
feeted tho vitality of the soil.
Implements for reducing work
havo followed one upon the other In
such rapid succession that there is
Teally littlo excuse for a man not
keeping his ground continually in a
state of high fertility. European
farmers with ground less rich in
vegetable-producing properties are
able to do this to such an extent
that there is nothing unusual in hav
ing a crop of some variety of pro
duce coming up In the same idace
whore a 'former has about run 'its
Cut In order to do this, scientific
means must bo employed, and the
farmer must have the ambition to
fitudy the conditions in order to pro
mote his own best interests. When
this idea has taken a thorough grip
on the mind of the American agri
the Citizen Publishing Company.
E. B. IIAKPENBEROII
W, W, WOOD
JANUARY 15, 1913.
culturist the "laziness" in farming
will soon disappear. Philadelphia
GREATEST CANAL RECORD.
Last year there passed through
the "Soo" Canal, connecting Lakes
Superior and Huron, 72,500,000
tons of freight In 20,000 cargoes.
This Is not only the greatest record
for the canal, but 'for any In the
world. The Suez Canal is by far fie
largest in length, cost and traffic of
any of those concerned in ocean-go
ing trade, but its traffic three years
ago was less than 16,000,000 tons
If it were possible to assure the
Panama Canal any such 'business as
that at the Soo its cost would be re
paid In a few years at the toll rates
which have been promulgated. Of
course, nothing of the sort Is expect
ed. The Soo Canal derives its Im
portance from the fact that It con
nects the great wheat fields, iron ore
beds and lumber districts of the
Northwest with the East by means
of the Great Lakes, and the return
cargoes of coal and merchandise are
heavy. The growth of this traffic in
recent years has been extraordinary,
and for 1912 the increase was al
most forty per cent, over 1911.
It is a humiliating fact that the
shipping of our Great Lakes is alone
of a size which conforms to the
wealth and dignity of this Nation.
Only about eight per cent, of our
foreign commerce is borne in
American bottoms, and it has been
decreasing steadily for many years.
No foreign ships may engage in the
coastwise trade, but the latter Is not
nearly so large as might be suppos
ed, owing to the cheapness of rail
way transportation. It was to give
this branch of our shipping a chance
to develop that Congress made In its
favor the Panama Canal toll exemp
tion which Great Britain opposes and
which wo are asked to arbitrate.
That American energy, construe
tlve ability and seamanship are ad
vanced to the best rank is shown
by the prosperity of the shipping
industry on the Great Lakes. It
could be advanced on all the seven
seas if Congress would provide leg
islation by which It would be possi
ble to meet the competition of ships
built at low prices and navigated at
a cost impossible by Americans.
TALK OX THE BOY
AND THE FARM.
President Taft talked to a delega
tion of Ohio boys who had partici
pated in a corn growing contest.
They were farm boys and he recom
mended to them that they stay upon
the farm and try tol utilize to the
fullest extent the opportunity It of
fers. The President Intimated that suc
cess upon tho farm leads to political
preferment and public honors as
surely as does the other road, and
he pointed out tho Importance of the
farmer In our scheme of life and the
satisfaction to be derived from a life
devoted to farming.
That is tho sort of advice which
Is needed. The "back to the ifarm"
movement Is good. What Is more
Important, however, Is a "stay on
tho farm movement." There would
be farmers enough If It were not for
the lure of the city that draws the
farm boys away from the soil.
Farm hoys should stay upon the
farm, where they will not only be
more successful themselves, but will
bo of greater aid to the nation.
These are the days of great re
wards to tho farmer who will learn
his business and follow modern sci
MAIL SAMPLES PLAN
HURT BY PARCEL POST
Zone Rules Increase Rates on Pack
ages in Many Letter Order
The parcel post may have one
result which may or may not havo
been foreseen hy tho makers of tho
bill; it will cut down in a large
measure the sending of samples
through the malls, Some mailers of
samples will have to stop sending
them altogether, while others will
have to cut down their size to avoid
losing too much money,
Tho average sample which has
heretofore been sent out was, as a
rule, as largo and heavy as the mak
er could afford to send. In hundreds
of different kinds of manufactures
these samples have weighed flvo or
six ounces, Including container, and
the sender has been able to mail
them for a cent an ounce.
Now however, under the parcel
post rate the rates for sending sam
ples of this size will vary, according
to distance, from 5 cents to 12
cents. Many dealers who went to
make the cost of sending packages
to the different zones the same -will
send a uniformly smaller package.
One instance is a sample package
of dates which the packer has been
Bending out for 10 cents. It costs 5
cents to mall, and tho packer puts 5
cents worth of dates in It, so the
only loss to him have to cut the
package down to two-thirds of Its
old size In order to send it under
the old rate, of 4 cents for four
Samples of coffee, cocoa, shaving
soaps and shaving cream will have
to be cut down to below four ounces
in order that tho sender won't have
to pay the pound rate.
For those whose samples have
weighed more than ten or twelve
ounces the parcel post will be a
great advantage, as they can still
send their samples to distant points
for 12 cents, which is the pound
rate, and can save money when they
send the same package to points in
zones nearer home.
The four great agricultural organ
izations of this State the Board of
Agriculture, the Livestock Breed
ers, the Horticulturists and the
Dairymen all get together at Har
risburg next week, Jan. 21-23, for
their annual conventions and shows
of corn, fruit and dairy products.
Joint sessions three evenings, sep
arate sessions In the day time, show
open all the time! Some names fa
mous In American agriculture are
found on the long list of speakers.
Among them: A. P. Sandles, Ohio's
Secretary of Agriculture; W. E.
Skinner, Secretary of the National
Dairy Show; 'N. H. Gentry, of Mis
souri, the great breeder of hogs;
Dick Stone of Illinois, a noted
sheepman and wit; Dr. Chas. E.
North, of New York, Secretary of the
New York Milk Committee; the Ful
lertons, of Long Island, who have
solved the 'problem of direct mar
keting; and a host of others who
discuss the various problems before
the people. The slogan Is Boost
LIBRARY WORTH SELF-DENIAL.
An inexhaustible mine of pleasure
Is open for the boy or girl who loves
good books and has access to them.
Without effort on the part of the
parent they are kept off the street
and from the company of the idle
and vicious and are storing their
minds with useful knowledge, or are
being taught high Ideals and noble
purposes. Thus they develop into
men and women who are an honor
to their parents and worthy citizens
of our great republic.
Such is the product of a Free Pub
lic Library. Is It not worth the
small pittance it will cost? Many a
laboring man spends more money in
a week for tobacco than the main
tenance of the Library would cost
him in a year. Is not the education
and the development of our bright
boys and girls worth a little self-denial?
We all desire that our children
shall have better opportunities than
we have had, and not have to work
as we have worked. Hero Is an op
portunity to help them help them
selves, which is the very best help
that can be given any one. Let's be
"boosters" and help ourselves, help
our town, and help our hoys and
girls by unitedly supporting the Li
SUICIDES ON THE INCREASE.
1,558 111 Austrin-Himgary in 1912
Unliving Favorite Method.
Vienna. Statistics printed last
week of the suicides In Austria-Hungary
In the year 1912 show that
they numbered 1,558, as compared
with 1,400 in the previous year.
The Increase was mainly among 'fe
males. There was also a constant
Increase In the number of child sui
cides, the youngest of whom was a
girl of 9, Alienists ascribe this un
happy feature to some fault with the
system of modern education and
mode of living.
A curious but not a new fact in
regard to these suicides is again em
phasized, and that is that the bright
summer months seem to be more
conducive to suicides than the win
ter time. Juno, July and August
head the list for tho number of
cases of self-destruction, while the
fewest number occurred in February
The favorlto form of self-destruction
seemed to be hanging, of which
there were C33 cases, as compared
with 233 by shooting and 108 by
poisoning. The most frequent mo
tives assigned for the acts were 111
health, disappointment In love and
Seventeen children killed them
selves because they failed In their
work in school.
BROUGHT WILDCAT HOME
FROM PIKE COUNTY.
Jack Mack returned yesterday
from his game preserve In Pike coun
ty with a beautiful specimen of Ca
nadian lynx, a species of wild cat,
trapped on his preserve by Mark
Cortwrlght, the game warden. The
lynx will 'be mounted and taken back
to the preserve at Cortwrlght Lake.
A dead doe, which ran against a
fence and killed itself was responsi
ble for the trapping of the lynx. Tho
game warden discovered the carcass
of the doe and around it were the
footprints of the cat and places
where he had eaten from tho car
cass. He secured several traps and
set them around It, baiting them
with venison from the carcass. Yes
terday morning the cat was caught
and ho quickly despatched It with
The lynx is of a beautiful tawny
color, just a little darker than what
is known as the usual species of
wildcat. It is also distinguished
from tho ordinary species In that Its
tall is very short.
The lynx captured Is a femalo of
tho present year, about ton months
old. It weighs seventeen pounds,
Full grown specimens sometimes
welch close to a hundred nounds and
I even as young as this one, they
i tackle and kill deer.
While there are plenty of wild
cats In Pike county, It Is seldom that
the ferocious animals are captured,
especially those of this variety and
I this ono therefore proves quite a
curiosity. Allentown Morning Call.
Death of W. IJ. Ifrcund.
The community was shocked to
hear of tho death of William iB.
Freund, youngest son of Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Freund, which occurred
early Monday morning. William
had been In delicate health for about
two years but at all times he was a
patient sufferer, always looking on
the bright side of life. He was an
exceptionally brilliant young man
and stood high In his classes when at
school and In college. William was
a graduate of the Honesdale High
school, class 1909. The next fall
he entered the University of Penn
sylvania and did the first year's
work. He was then compelled to
come home on account of falling
health. He was a bright scholar,
standing fourth in his class. After
a few months' recuperation he took
the civil service examination for
Census statistician In Washington,
D. C. Having successfully passed
this, he attended to the duties of his
office and was one of the best on
the board, being absent about four
months from home.
William 'B. Freund was born in
Honesdale September 20, 1893. Al
though his life was comparatively
short the many kind words spoken
hy him and courteous acts perform
ed will live long after him.- Wil
liam was always very friendly. His
'acquaintances were his friends and
all mourn over his demise. He pos
sessed a sweet, pure character and
was an exemplary young man in the
truest sense of the word. Every
body liked William and his death
casts a shadow over the community.
To his parents, who have done
everything in their power to give
him renewed health, and to his only
sister, Miss Marie, and surviving
brother, Julius, most profound sym
pathy is extended.
The funeral services were held
from William's lato home, Church
street, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock, Rabbi Anspacher officiating.
Interment in Beth Israel cemetery.
AVELL-KNOWN HAWLEY WOMAN
Airs. Catherine Carey, an old and
highly esteemed resident of Hawley,
died at the Hillside Home Thurs
day where she had been confined for
the past three years. Mrs. Carey
came to Hawley many years ago and
at the time of her death-was seven-ty-flvo
years of age. She was a girl
when she left Ireland and coming
to America settled in Hawley, where
she had resided continuously until
sho went to the Home three years
ago on account of illness.
Mrs. Carey was celebrated for her
acts of charity, being -always ready
and willing to help those in distress.
Many of those who were the 'bene
ficiaries of her charities will miss
her greatly. The news of her death
came as a great shock to her many
friends in Hawley where she was
known and loved by all. She was
a devout member of St. Phllomena's
Catholic church, at that place, and
was affiliated with all tho societies
connected with that congregation.
Her acts of charity were not known
to many people of her Immediate lo
cality because tho aid sho rendered
was always with the end In view
that It was not to be known where
these acts emlnated. It was her
only thought in connection with
these acts of charity that they were
not to be known, she always think
ing it best to claim her reward In
the Celestial Kingdom rather than
receiving credit for her various char
ities on earth. Many who received
aid from her In time of need will
never know from whence these bene
Mrs. Carey's only survivors are
two sisters, Mrs. Daniel Cahll and
Mrs. Michael Lynch, both of Haw
ley. The funeral took place from
St. Phllomena.'s church Friday morn
ing at 9 o'clock with a high mass of
requiem, after which burial was
made In St. Philomena's cemetery,
Death of I. P. Wnllcer.
I. P. Walker, aged seventy-seven
years, and one of the oldest resi
dents of Waymart, died suddenly at
nine o'clock Friday morning In the
office of his son-in-law, Dr. H. C.
Noble. Mr. Walker was formerly of
Nicholson, Pa. He Is survived by
his wife and children Marshall,
Joseph, Burton, of Nicholson; Rev.
Ernest Walker, Waymart, and Mrs.
II. C. Noble, Waymart.
The remains were taken to Nich
olson Monday on the early D. & H.
train, and Interment will bo made
Denth or Mis. Killnin.
In the death of Mrs. Marcus N. B.
Klllam, of Paupack, there is removed
another pioneer resident of Wayne
county. Mrs. Klllam was ill only a
few days. She passed away at her
home on Saturday last aged 95
years, being ono of the oldest resi
dents In this section of the state.
For many years Mrs. Klllam taught
school in Scranton, being very tal
ented. She was well educated and
refined and held her faculties to the
last, being unusually spry and vigor
ous mentally and physically. Sho
had a fund of anecdotes and remin
iscences sho was fond of relating of
tho early history of this section.
Mrs. Klllam, whose maiden name
was Miss Nancy J. Bennett, was a
daughter of Jared and Esther KI1-
Most stomach remedies are make
shifts they give relief but after
ward the stomach is just as weak.
Just as unable to digest the food as
It was before.
Women especially should not de
pend on relievers only. MI-O-NA
Stomach Tablets not only give
prompt relief but they put strength
and elasticity Into the stomach
walls and cause the digestive juices
to act naturally.
They do more; they force tho di
gestive organs to supply the blood
with pure nourishment which Is
carried to the muscles, nerves, brain
and skin. Result: healthy mus
cles, strong nerves, clear head, and
clean skin. Pell, tho v druggist,
guarantees MI-O-NA Stomach Tab
lets 50 centB.
lam Bennett. Her paternal grand
father, Stephen Bennett, a native of
Connecticut, served In the Revolu
tionary war under General Washing
ton. He married a daughter of
Nathaniel Gates. Tho Gates family
was one of the first to locate in
Palmyra township, Pike county, but
during the Indian trouble they were
driven away and forced to return to
Connecticut. To Mary Gates, grand
mother of Mrs. Klllam, Is due the
credit of discovering a band of Tory
deserters, who were hidden near the
Paupack settlement, preparing an in
sult on tho unsuspecting settlers.
She spread the alarm, and the hand
Mrs. Klllam Is survived by a son,
Attorney B. F. Klllam of Paupack,
and three grandchildren, A. K. Kll
lam, of Hawley, Mrs. E. M. Green, of
Scranton, (wife of Dr. 'Green) and
Mark K. Edgar, secretary of the
Scranton Board of Trade.
Death of S. E. Wedemuu.
The following is a press notice
taken from the Scranton Truth of
Monday and dated Jan. 13, Fleet
Attended by residents of nearly
every adjoining township, the funer
al of Samuel E. Wedeman, one of the
1 oldest residents of this part of the
' state, was held at 1 o clock yester
day afternoon with services at the
Waverly Methodist Episcopal church
The members of E. H. Rice Post No.
I 911 n.nnr1 Avmv r.f fVlQ T?nTillh1!n
attended In a body. Born in Cherry
Ridge, Wayne county, In 1834, Mr,
Wedeman settled In Benton forty
seven years ago. He took an active
part in the Civil war and received
honorable discharge at Its close.
Any Woman's Coat Suit or Dress
3313 Per Cent,
less than Regular Prices.
You are missing dollars and cents if you
don'4 buy of us.
OpT'8l'tl0l2 TKell niickCo.
Maker, of W ''r Cam (ill
BirdsaU Bros. Wool blankets and Maish com
fortables filled with pure white cotton at liberal
HV3eBi9s U siderwear and Sweaters
There Is plenty of cold weather still In the calendar the future
months are rich In the promise of useful service.
ftfien's Natural wools and Camel hair Underwear
Men's heavy ribbed, fleece lined Underwear
New Shawl Collar Sweater $3.93 each
Lot of Boys' and Girls9 Sweaters, 49c. each
Celebrated Bradly Mufflers 35c. each
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IF YOU OWN COWS ANO HORSES YOU SHOULD READ
This is the time of the year when stock of all kinds need a
good tonic to get the best results. Cows especially need extra
care. We recommend the following preparations which we have
sold for years and that have proven their reliability.
KOW KURE tor cows only. The greatest cow medicine
ever made. If you have not used it you can not imagine how it is.
BAG BALM for all bag troubles, a suro cure.
GARGET CURE has always given the results desired.
CATTLE TONIC strictly a tonic and not a dope. If your cat
tle do not do as well as they should try this.
HORSE TONIC for horses off their .feed, and without proper
WORM: CURE for horses or cattle a sure remedy.
LOUSE POWDER that kills all kinds of lice. Your money
back if it doesn't do the work.
COLD AND DISTEMPER CURE a valuable remedy for coughs
and colds so 'prevalent at this season.
Our travelers visit all parts of Wayne and surrounding coun
ties and find that the above tonics and preparations give univer
sal satisfaction; that's why we are sure they will suit you.
Come in and talk it over.
Everything For tho Fnrnv Honesdale, Pa.
Mrs. Slgmund Strauss, of Wilkes
Barre, was a caller In Honesdale on
Mrs. Mary wilder, oi acranton.
spent the week-end with her sister,
Mrs. John Erk, on unurcn street.
Earl Varcoe, of New York, spent
a few days recently at the home o
Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Varcoe.
Tr trnn wnnt Ann inh nrlntlfie
Just give The Citizen a trial order.
We can do GOOD work.
Zemo for Dandruff
You "Will bo Surprised to See How
Quickly it Disappears.
No more dirty coats from dandruff
heads. Zemo stops dandruff. Apply
it any time with tips of fingers. No
smell, no smear. Zemo sinks Into
the pores, makes the scalp healthy,
makes the hair fine and glossy.
Zemo is prepared by E. W. Rose
Medicine Co., St. Louis, Mo., and la
regularly sold by all druggists at 51
per bottle. But to enable you to
make a test and prove what It will
do for you, get a 25ccent trial bottle
fully guaranteed or your money back,
at A. M. Lelne's drug store.
TOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION,
IN ESTATE OP
OAKLEY B. MEGARGEL,
Late of Sterling, deceased.
All persons indebted to said estate
are notified to make Immediate pay
ment to the undersigned; and those
having claims against said estate are
notified to present themr.duly attest
ed, for settlement.
H. R. MEGARGEL, Admr.
Sterling, Pa., Jan. 14, 1913. 5wC
or Coats and
Owing to the mild
weather we otter our
entire stock at prices
practically cut in halt.
Splendid values that
come once in a year.
All desirable models 1s
less than former price.