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TfcE CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15, 1913.
IN THE WORLD OF
Johnny Kilbane Has Mapped
Out a Strenuous Schedule.
Photo by American Frees Association.
Johnny Kilbane has mnpped out a
strenuous cuinpnlgn from now until
April. The featherweight chnmplou
Bays he iatends to meet every man of
Ills weight in the country in that time
and will then rest up for the summer.
At present Kilbane Is In line shape,
and unless his bands go back, on him
ho should come out of all his bouts a
winner. He Is the cleverest of all the
men In bin class.
Lajoie May Not Be Regular.
Larry Lajoie, according to reports, is
not to be figured as u regular next sea
eon. The veteran can no longer stand
the paco and Is out of the game with
Injuries. Ole Oleson is responsible for
the story that he Is being groomed for
the second base position, bo that he can
take Lajoie's place whenever it 1b
Larry by that time will have to sign
a new contract, as beforo next season
his old one. which called for a very
healthy salary, will havo expired. It is,
of course, to be expected that the fig
ures will be reduced, nnd It might hap
pen that Larry will not be found with
the Naps at all, though ho would be a
valuable man to use as pinch hitter,
even If ho could not play regularly.
New Motorcycle Invented.
England has an invention which
transforms the ordinary bicycle into a
self propelled machine. The auto wheel
consists of a one horsepower gasoline
engine, borne in a strongly made cycle
wheel, which can easily be attached
alongside the back wheel of an ordi
nary bicycle, converting it Into a motor
cycle. When fixed securely In place the
little motor drives the auto wheel,
which in turn carries the cycle and
rider forward. By its use the cycle be
comes a ready means of travel. Enough
gasoline is carried In the tank for a
ride of fifty miles.
Haydock to Coach Penn.
The new committee on track athletics
at the University of Pennsylvania has
selected Thomas Haydock, the former
track star, to coach the track team
during the winter as substitute for
Mike Murphy, who Is ill in the south.
The appointment of Haydock Is only
for the winter season, as It Is antici
pated that Murphy will have recovered
his health to such an extent that he
will be able to take up the work after
the weather Is warmer and that after
that a permanent assistant may bo se
lected for him.
Subscribers to Irish Derby.
King George of England, the Duke
of Devonshire, Lord Derby and sev
eral other prominent sportsmen, and
H. P. Whitney are among the sub
scribers to, the Irish derby of 1014,
which closed the other day. In all
niuety-flve entries were obtained. For
the series of three-year-old races, which
form such a feature at the Phoenix
park meetings, no fewer than C30 en
tries have been received for next year,
which points to the healthy state of
the sport In Ireland.
English Collegians Coming.
Harvard and Yale havo practically
completed arrangements with Oxford
and Cambridge, tho English universi
ties, for n track meet in this country
next summer. Official announcement
to this effect is expected shortly. Tho
date sot for the competition will prob
ably be June 23, the day following tho
Harvard and Yalo boat races on the
p'hnmes. The affair will be staged in
the Harvard stndlum.
Ban Ftandsco will bo well represent
ed In the international yacht raco
which Is to be held hero In 1010 during
the world's fair. Frank Stone, who is
known to yachtsmen all over tho conn
'try, states that he will havo charge of
the $200,000 sloop which yachtsmen
of Ran Francisco are to tmlld..
THE FARMER'S SHARE.
In its roport on tho agricultural
products of the country tho Census
Bureau states that "the total value
of all the crops of the United States
In 1909 was ?6, 487,000,000, as com
pared With ?2, 999,000,000 in 1899,"
an increase of 83 per cent, says the
New York Sun. The planted acre
age Increased about 10 per cent, and
tho increase In quantity was approxi
mately 10 per cent. It was found
possible to Institute a prico com
parison on about nine-tenths of the
total crops, and on that basis the
bureau reports that if the crops
valued at ?4,934,49u,000 In 1909
had been sold at the prices prevail
ing in 1899 the valuation In 1909
would have been '?2, 902,358, 000.
That is, there went into the farm
ers' pockets, entirely by reason of
price advance, a trifle less than ?2,
000,000,000. That sum was paid
toy tho consumers of flour and pota
toes and beans and lard and a long
list of other eatables, Is charged
by many of them to the malign in
fluence of tho tariff, the wicked
machinations of tho trusts or tho
rapacity of the railroads.
We have no quarrel with our es
teemed fellow citizens who till the
soli, but In any honest search for the
facts of the existing economic situ
ation, in any fair investigation of the
causes of the present high cost of
living, this force in price making
must be made prominent. Compari
son of returns for individual years
is unfair, but the method is un
avoidable in census taking.
On a broader basis the percen
tages are changed, but the funda
mental fact remains unaltered. Thus
the average wheat crop for the five
year period 1898-1902 was 633,000,
u00 bushels and for tho live year
period ten years later, 1908-1912, it
was 6G7.000.000 bushels, an in
crease of about 5 per cent. But the
farm price increased 50 per cent.,
from an average of CO cents a
bushel to an average of 90 cents.
On the same basis corn shows an in
crease of 33 'per cent. In quantity and
50 per cent, in farm price, and po
tatoes of 56 per cent In quantity and
30 per cent, in price. Up to date
details of price and production are
not available for tho many farm
products that are Included in tho
list of articles of daily household
consumption, but the housekeeper
does not need to be told that she is
paying fully 33 to 50 per cent, more
for fresh fruits, vegetables, butter,
eggs, cheese and numerous other
commodities than she did ten years
ago, although many of those who
pay the bills do not seem to know
that a large part of their money
goes to the worthy farmer rather
than to the baneful "trust."
The figures concerning ibeef cattle
and the conditions affecting the sale
of beef on tho block quite effectively
prohibit any accurate concise presen
tation of the influence of farm
values In relation to block prices,
but cattle appear to be worth about
one-third more than they were ten
years ago. The change In price of
lard, hams and bacon can be more
definitely located. A hog on the
farm Is worth a good bit more than
twice what he was ten years ago.
Our cotton goods cost us more mon
ey now than they did ten years ago,
largely by reason of the fact that the
plantation price of raw cotton has in
that time practically doubled. Tho
census statistics of the production
of dairy products are admittedly In
exact, 'but the general statement Is
made that "the combined ifarm and
factory production of butter was 1,
619,415,000 pounds In 1909 and 1,
491,753,000 pounds In 1899," an
increase of only 8.6 per cent. In
quantity to supply the requirement
of a 21 per cent, increase In popula
tion. It would make no difference
in the price of the commodity, for
the reason that there is no appreci
able surplus supply In any other
country; but butter should certainly
go on the free list, for moral effect
If for no other reason. The egg sit
uation is to some extent explained
by the statement of tho bureau that
"tho average value a dozen as re
ported by the farmers increased
from J0.111 to $0,193." The egg
crop, partly estimated, Is reported as
1,293,662,433 dozen in 1899 and 1,
591,311,371 dozen in 1909, the re
spective total values being ?144,
240,541 and ?306,688,960. It Is to
be remembered that prices here
quoted are 'prices on the farm and
not in the store. A part of the In
crease in tho cost of clothes and
blankets may be attributed to the
fact that the average price of a
pound of wool was ?0.165 In 1899
and ?0.220 in 1909.
In this light the farmer appears
as a notable beneficiary of price
Increase in recent years, but It Is as
untrue that all of the increase has
gone into his bank account or his
assets as it is that the duty on man
ufactures goes only into tho pockets
of the manufacturers.
The attitude of the coming Con
gress, with Its promised downward
revision of the tariff, toward the ag
ricultural schedule will be watched
with as much Interest as Its strug
gles with the woollen schedule, the
cotton and the metal and chemical
Joseph Gruslln, who until recently
ran the engine on the Montrose
branch, and became very popular
with many acquaintances whom ho
made hero during that time, was
greeting Montrose friends on Mon
day. Mr. Gruslln has seen over for
ty years of continuous service, and
during all that time, has been one of
the Lackawanna's most careful and
painstaking engineers, and is now on
the retired list with a pension, which
he richly deserves. Mr. Gruslln con
templates a trip abroad next summer
to Belgium, the land of his birth.
Mr. Gruslln began his railroading
career on the old "Gravity Road"
beween Carbondale and Honesdalo,
and can tell many interesting re
miniscences of those early days.
He has a set of post cards, of scenes
taken along the line of the abandon
ed gravity, the gift of his friend, the
late Selden Munger, Esq., which he
highly iprlzes. Montrose Democrat.
m the tram
Man That Changed a Bill Got
Wore Than He Thought.
I met her on a train. There arc more
impressions made in traveling, I think,
than under any other circumstances.
She wna about twenty, with light,
fluffy hair, baby blue eyes, white teeth,
and there was neither too much nor too
little of her. She sat looking out of the
window with rather a bored expression
on her face, as though she longed for
pomethtne with which to occupy her
mind. I longed to occupy her mind
' However,, my opportunity came when
n candy boy came along. She wanted
a box of sweets and bad only a dollar
bill to pay for them. It happened that
the boy was out of change nnd looked
around for help. I lifted my hat polite
ly to the girl, took n dollar In silver
from my pocket and handed it to her,
taking in exchange tho bill. It wns
new and crisp and so folded as to show
the dollar in u corner. Even If 1 had
not seen Its denomination I would not
have thrown a doubt upon the lady's
honesty by unfolding it I shoved It in
my vest pocket, and she opened tho
box. I remained where 1 was, so that
sho couldn't very well help rewarding
me for changing her bill by offering me
a bit of candy. She did this with some
embarrassment. I sat on the arm of
the seat opposite while 1 thanked her
and said some irrelevant things, such
as the car was either too hot or too
cold or I hated or liked traveling or
made some other meaningless remark,
passing on to another and another, all
the while looking more and more un
comfortable on my perch till at last
she cast her eyes on the vacant seat
beside her. Construing this as an invi
tation, I sat down.
When the conductor camo along I no
ticed he punched a Cleveland ticket for
her. I was bound for Chicago. She had
a suit case in the car with ber, on
which wre the letters E. V. W. I took
particular note of these things, for I
was dcllehted with her and often visit
I spent several hours very pleasantly
with her. At first she seemed abashed
nt formlne; an acquaintance In this
way, but she Boon forgot all about that,
and I ew that I was as companionable
to her as she was to me. When we
reached Cleveland I offered to hand her
out of tbe car, but she said her brother
would be there to meet her, and I saw
by a look she gave mo that she would
not care to havo him see her receiving
attentions from a stranger. I therefore
contented myself with thnnklng her for
rendering my trip enjoyable instead of
a bore and told her I hoped that If she
ever came to Chicago I might happen
to meet her.
The next Sunday morning I got
home on Wednesday I left my bache
lor qnarters and strolled to my club
for breakfast, buying a paper by the
way. I always rend everything in my
Snuday paper, and on this occasion
wound up with the "personals." Sud
denly I was seized with astonishment
ns I road:
The gentleman who changed a bill for a
lady on a train on the ICth can communl
caU with her by addressing E. V. W.,
Box , Cleveland, O.
I was not only astonished; I was dis
appointed. Since my return my brain
had been full of love stories of which
E. V. W. was the heroine nnd I the
hero. And, nfter all, I had struck one
who was not above calling me to her
through a personal. Then it came to
me that there must be some mistake.
Surely I know a lady when I saw one,
and the girl I had met was not only a
lady, but a very innocent and refined
one. Why did she make the Identifica
tion through the dollar bill I had
changed? Because, of course, it was
the best and only sure means of iden
tification. This dollar bill was all I had to re
mind me of the girl who had given it
to me. I had transferred It from my
pocket to a box of trinkets on my
dresser, folded just as it was when I
received It Something, I know not
what one of those mysterious point
ers of the brain perhaps that come to
us on occasion prompted me to go to
my room and have a look nt the bill.
I lost no time In doing so, and when I
unfolded tho crisp bit of paper my
eyes bulged from their sockets In as
tonishment. It was a thousand dollar note!
Now I saw It all. Tho wording of
tho advertisement, instoad of Indicat
ing that the girl was familiar with
methods of assignation, showed bor in
nocence or she would not have used
It. It waa evident she had inferred
that I had discovered the denomina
tion of th bill, and she gave me the
means of communicating with her to
I took the midnight train for Cleve
land, and tho next morning went to
tbe poetofflco, where I learned that
box No. belonged to a family named
Worthlneton. Later In the day I call
ed at the address, which I had also
received at tho postofDce, and sent tip
my card, on which I had written.
"The gentleman who changed the bill."
I soon heard a rnetle on the stair
case, and E. V. W, cam hurrying In,
anxiety on every foe tore, to know If
her money was safe. I hastened to
reassure her by handing hor the note,
Sho had received It from her father
in New York, who wns at the moment
cnguced In making a cash payment of
i pier of real estate, and had Inad
vertently -riven her the wrong bill,
rear T married bar.
THE GAMEV BLUEFISH.
The bluoflsh is ono of the gainest
fish that swim. Take him on light
tackle, and you have done some
thing to be proud of; take him on
the recognized hand line, and you
will havo performed a feat that will
givo you a thrill of pleasure when
memory takes you blueflshlng. He
Is a fighter from Bulldogvllle, and,
being free from all restrictions,
makes no distinction of class, but
furnishes rich and poor alike with
real enjoyment. For a time it is
I great sport to haul In hluefish at the
I end of a 300-foot line, but If tho
I fish are large, weighing from ten to
fifteen pounds, the recruit from the
1 city is done after his struggle with
I three or four great flsh. Hauling
1 aboard a big blue-fish is like pushing
a freight car with tho shoulder. If
the flsh run small the city angler
will lind his limit at or before ho
has landed fifty of them and will
be glad to quit with tho sensation
that every bone in his body has been
smashed. For hours he can scarce
ly raise his arms, and the aches In
a person will continue for several
days. New York Sun.
NEW FISH CODE.
For the consideration of the Leg
islature which met recently, Flsh
Commissioner Buller has drafted a
simplified flsh code for Pennsylvania.
As explained by Commissioner Bul
ler, the present laws are far too
complex to work in a practicable
manner and a change is desirable.
As planned by the commissioner,
the new code will protect the angler
instead of harassing him. So that
the sport will be open to all, a pro
vision will be made that thef
be no devices used whatever and no
fishing In inland waters except witn
rod, hook and line. The prespnt f'
law, it is said, not only handicaps
the State authorities, but frequently
works injustice to the citizens. It is
so old and has been amended so
often, it Is explained, that It is ono
general mass of contradictions.
In addition to urging the simplifi
cation of the flsh code, Commission
er Buller, with the support of Gov.
Tener, will also seek to introduce
the study of flsh life and preserva
tion into the public schools of the
state. To carry out this plan ex
hibits of fish eggs and the methods
of propagation and charts are being
prepared to be sent to tho largo cit
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Estate of JAMES H. FIVES,
Late of Mt. Pleasant township, de
ceased. The undersigned, an auditor ap
pointed to report distribution of said
estate, wjll attend to the duties of
his appointment on
TUESDAY, FEB. 4. 1913, at 10 a. m.
at the office of Searle & Salmon In
the borough of Honesdale, at which
time and place all claims against
said estate must bo presented, or re
course to tho fund for distribution
will be lost.
R. M. SALMON,
Honesdale, Pa., Jan. 7, 1913.
Estate of FRANK L. WASHBURN,
Late of Preston township, deceased.
The undersigned an auditor ap
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estate, will attend to the duties of
his appointment, on
MONDAY, FEB. 3, 1913, at 10 a. m.
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In the Borough of Hones
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Honesdale, Pa., Jan. 6, 1913.
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COURT PROCLAMATION. Whereas,
the Judge of the several Courts of
the County of Wayne ha9 Issued his precept
tor holding a Court of Quarter Sessions, Oyer
nnd Terminer, and General Jail Delivery in
and for said County, at the Court House, to
MONDAY, JAN 20. 1913.
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Jtin. 13, 1913. nt 2 p. ni.
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(ilven under my hand, nt Uonesdnle, this
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Sheriff's ontco 1
Uonesdnle. Dec. 24 1912. J 102w4
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