The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, June 11, 1909, Image 6

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W By Elhel Watls-Mumford Grant q
j- Aulliot of "Dupo." "Whitewuk" Etc.
flf Copyriaht. 1908, br Beni. B. Hampton eij
"But it was Mrs. Evelyn's bell,"
walled tho maid. "I had to answer
It. I thought Mrs. Gaynor was
asleep; Bhe hadn't moved that long
while. I was coming right back."
Her master's frown rolaxed some
what. Aiter all was the servant so
greatly to blame? No one could
have foreseen the catastrophe.
"In the future, when you receive
orders, obey them literally; don't
use your own judgment. You're
not here for that."
"No, sir yes, sir," cried the wo
man, delighted that the result of her
ill-considered obedience had not cost
her her place. "The poor lady was
out of her head. like. The doctor
dldnt say that to me, sir; as true
as I'm alive, he didn't."
Evelyn turned on his heel and
walked down the corridor, his mind
filled with contending emotions. That
poor Nellie Gaynor's brain was now
affected was evident. She talked in
coherently, sometimes a mere maze
of words. But what he had seen at
the moment of her attempted self
destruction bore the stamp of sanity
There was complete understanding
in her determined grasp of the dead
ly weapon; and it was the result of
what she had seen in the little room.
Vendham too, realized, that her ef
fort had been to commit suicide.
His Imperative demand that the
story be so told that her actions
would appear Irrational her escape
and wound, the result of delirium
revealed his thought. Instinctive
ly Evelyn's protective instinct had
joined forces with Wendham. Not
a questioning glance bad met his
story, even from the ferret-faced
Loavlson. How should ho guess?
The clew lay in that interview in the
Luncheon would he a dreary meal,
yet ho looked forward to it eagerly.
Then perhaps he might arrange for
a sane talk with Wendham.
The arrival of the trained nurse
brought another moment of excite
ment, and then relief.
At last, haggard and stern, the
physician left the sick room,, to find
Evelyn waiting for him.
"Boyd," he exclaimed in a half
whisper, "I can't stand being in the
dark. You know tell me. What
was it you found out?"
Wendham looked his host directly
in the eyes. Both look and voice
raised an impenetrable barrier to
further inquiry.
"I learned what I believed to be
true before. The girl is absolutely
innocent of even the slightest desire
of wrong doing. I do not believe she
ever coveted anything in her life."
Evelyn sighed and slipped his
hands into his pockets in bewilder
ment. This was not the answer he
had expected.
"What in the world shall I say to
ray gardener's wife to-night? Sounds
like Ollendorff, doesn't it?" He
laughed ruefully. "But, Wendham!"
he exclaimed, "here it's days since
that confounded mysterious disap
pearance, and we're getting no
where." "We're doing the best we can,"
said Wendham absently. "Mrs. Gay
nor's condition is, I'm afraid "
Wendham broke off. "There's Mrs.
Evelyn. I want to see her particu
larly." "Do comn to luncheon," said that
lady wearily. "It seems Impossible to
get this household together, and the
chef is so indignant at having been
examined that he threatens to leave
anyway. That would be the worst of
all, yon fcnow."
Wendhafc smiled, but his eyea
grew erleus. "I want to ask you
kindly to Inform everyono servants
and guests alike, that no one is to
go near Mrs. Gaynor except the
nurse, her maid, or myself. It la
Imperative. I must insist again, and
I must aBk that that part of tho
bouse be visited as little as possi
ble." "Certainly. You can tell them at
luncheon, and I'll see that the butler
warns them all In the servants' hall.
There's Alice. Where In the world
have you been? Your boots are a
sight. I hope you wiped them when
you came in! Think of my rugs!"
"Too good for the floor, anyway,"
Eaid Alice. "Hang them on the wall
And If you want to know what I've
been doing tho under gardener and
I have been catching one of your
loud-mouthed, loud-dressed macaws
that got loose from his gilt gymnasi
um. That's work. How's Nellie?"
Wendham shook his head. Alice
drew off her gloves and stretched her
cramped fingers.
"Why, you're shaky, Alice. Have
we all gone crazy? Who ever heard
of you with a culver?"
"That horny-nosed bird bit me,"
she retorted ruefully, while over her
clean-cut, hlnh-bred face came thf
look that always shone there when
he braced herself for a bad iumn.
She stretched forth two hands steady
as steel. "Any twlgglea there?
Come on; It's late. The alarm In my
gastronomic clock went oft long
ago. Bother Patty's Jew ducks,
During tho meal the talk was
labored, the gayety a forlorn hope.
Mrs. Lawdon had begged to be ex
cused, indulging in lingerie matinees
and trays In her room, while her
crestfallen husband moped beside
the hostess. Alice was absent-minded,
her eyes troubled and filled with
anxiety. Wendham was plunged in
thought, and Evelyn busy framing
what should be said to the garden
er's wife, and the white elephant In
the cottage Dawson. Only Patty
chatted vaguely in disinterested
tones of Incipient troubles in tho
domestic force, till her husband,
awaking from his trance, gave her
comfort by the assurance that since
the entire household force was un
der surveillance, any attempt to re
sign would be regarded as a clew.
Everyone was glad when the mo
ment of dispersal arrived.
"I've some letters to write," said
Alice. "When do they take the bag
to town?"
"Three." said Evelyn.
Alice hesitated. "Say," she said,
drawing over close. "May I tele
phone Stacy to come over to dinner?
Convenient? I saw Tiddledywlnks
to-day in his stall, and he's acting
queerly favoring his off shoulder.
' want Stacy's advice, and I want to
know what Alvord is doing. .Toe's
working him with the Leland
string "
"Ut course, yes; nice fellow, Stacy.
Too bad ho isn't a bit better fixed
hey, Alice? Have him over by all
"Right," she smilea gayly, and
scampered up the stairs.
Wendham retired to the gun room,
lit his pipe, and was plunged In
thought. For the present, he ru ini
tiated, no safer hiding place for Mrs.
Lawdon'R jewels could be found than
the leafy screen. Let them stay
there until lie could devise some
manner by which they might be re
turned to their owner, leaving their
past whereabouts a mystery. If he
could accomplish that, his other
plans, complicated and difficult as
they were, could be followed, at least
with freodom. He laughed to him
self grimly. If he could manage to
have the gems discovered In Mrs.
Lawdon's own apartment In some
corner overlooked in the search
the suspicion that the little parvenu
so glibly laid upon everyone would
fall upon herself. The fortunate
losses of more than one woman gam
bler, which had eventually enabled
her to enter the lists again with
ready money, were too well known.
Enough of the unreasoning old Adam
was left in Wendham to make him
enjoy the prospect. But how? He
vividly realized that if the return of
the jewels were traced to him, he
would be placed In no enviable light,
In fancy he saw himself accused,
Then he concluded, let the loss re
main a mystery. A hundred ways
by which the ivy might reveal Its
secret disclosed themselves In his
Imagination. The plant might die,
or lose its leaves. The bag might
fall In some high wind, or the nail
work loose. What then? They hung
beneath Mrs. Gaynor's window. If
she were saved, an innocent woman
must bear the burden. Even in his
devotion to the culprit, his sense of
justice balked at that. He would
rather himself bo caught red-handed,
the spoils in his own possession.
Slowly a plan unfolded for him. On
the plea of getting some article
needed by the Invalid, he would find
aceess to her rooms at night. His
movements In the darkened room
could not be observed, he aould then
secure the jewels, take them to his
room and watch his chance to drop
tnem rrom me upper cornaor win
dow to Mrs. Lawdon's window box
directly below. The jewels once in
their rightful owner's possession,
there would be a general dispersal of
the enforced house party. If the
jewels were discovered on her own
premises, so to speak, Mrs. Lawdon
would not bo desirous of calling any
further attention to tho "late un
pleasantness." A sudden slapping of shutters, the
Iron jerk and clang of awnings
roused him. A servant hurried Into
the room and rapidly adjusted win
dows and fastenings. Wendham
rose and looked out. A rain of
leaves and branches drove by and
swept In a brown cloud down the
garden paths. Low clouds .scudded
across the sky, and the whole mass
of the near-by woods rocked In the
pnle, Flcre n"t fbrlVM In tb
I chimneys unil .,.nj away toward
hn nlulnn hplow
Would the storm disturb his
patient? The room sho now occu
pied was t small suite built for Eve
lyn's special use, when, as sometimes
happened, he came out late from the
city, or was detained by yachting or
hunting. He could then enter direct
ly by a private door, and seek his
rest or have a late supper without
disturbing any of the household,
save his personal man servant. Nel
lie's surroundings consequently wore
very different from her former en
vironment. The mahogany and
leather, the strong touch of color in
sporting pictures, and the deep-toned
wainscoting mnde a frame that ac
centuated her pallor and fragility.
(To be continued.)
Bird Flew Through an Open Window
to Doctor and Got Successful
Treatment for Abscess.
Montclatr, N. J. While the police
committee was In session In the coun
cil chamber a robin flew through an
open window and alighted on the desk
of Dr. Henry E. Wrensch. The bird's
bill was partially open and It was
breathing heavily.
"Hello, my little friend," said tho
doctor, "what can I do for you?"
The robin stretched Itself as if to
catch its breath, and the physician
took It in his hand and examined Its
throat. He detected the trouble, and
taking a lance from his instrument
case ho made an incision in the bird's
throat. Then he applied a lotion and
set the robin free. It sat on tho desk
for a few moments, then flew to tho
open window. Turning around, it sang
a few notes of thanks and flew awny.
Dr. Wrensch explained to his colle
agues that the bird was suffering from
an abscess in the throat, and that
without relief It could not have long
Minister Wu Ting Fang, of China,
hasn't the twentieth century Asiatic
fad for adopting Occidental garb or
manners. He feels that he can best
represent his native land by doing as
his ancestors did. And so his iron
gray pate ends with the regulation
queue of the Chinese citizen it is iron
gray, too. It may be added, also, that
Dr. Wu is very proud of his queue,
which is the badge of the Chinese man
who has never committed a crime.
Reproduction of "Psyche's Bath" Or
dered Removed from Window.
Atlanta, Ga. "Psycho's Bath," tho
celebrated painting by Sir Robert
Leighton, R. A., has been placed un
dor the ban by the Atlanta police. A
reproduction of tho painting display
ed In a show window by a leading
mercantile house drew a large crowd.
Chief of Police Jennings, attracted by
the crowd, went to the window, look
ed and was shocked. The chief sunv
moned the manager and said:
"That lady could appear in public
all right if she had on some clothes,
as It is I guess she won't do for moral
Atlanta. You'll have to tako that pl&
ture out of the window."
The manager protested that tho pic
turo was high art but failed to movo
the chief and "Pyscho" was removed
from the window.
Psyche in the picture presents to
tho onlooker a full length side view
She stands Just above the water on a
stone pedestal, while in her hand, held
high above her head, she molds a
drapery of some flimsy material which
falls in careless folds and but parti
ally drapes the vision of beauty. It
Is this the police have declared Im
modest and unfit for public exposure.
Origin oi Meteors.
There is pretty good evidence for
the scientific belief that a ring of
meteors revolves around the sun,
portions of it very thickly studdea
with them, wulie -t ethers they are
sparsely scatte ed. Every year the
earth's orbit cuts through this ring,
though only at intervals of about
thirty-three years through the part
where they aro most crowded.
Tho Point of View.
It was a Glasgow tramway car,
and it was crowded. One man was
rather noisy, and a sharp-faced wo
man opposite to him said: "If I
were your wife I'd poison you," The
man gazed at her fixedly for a mo
ment, and then said: "Woman, If 1
was your man I'd let you do It."
A physician, upon opening the
door of his consultation room, asked:
"Who hah bci-.. .wilting lougst?" "I
have," spoke up the tailor. "I do
i livured vcur clotnes three weeks aco."
'I 'I '1 'if
Primitive Hosemanshlp that Has Al
ways Been Successful.
The horsemanship of the Moors 13
primitive and entirely successful. A
Moor never walks when he can ride
and never by any chance gets off to
ease his beast How a Moorish pony
would havo chuckled at the weary
walks enforced on tired men by well-
meaning cavalry Colonels in South
Africa! He would have said to him
self: "I don't think much of animals
that can't carry fifteen stone fifteen
hours a day; I must be a really super
ior kind of beast."'
The Moorish (and Goumler) horso
always spends his nights in the open;
ho is never groomed nor clipped; his
youth is passed wandering untended
over the cast fields. Wnen In work
he gets all the barley he wants at
night and a drink before his feed in
the evening. From 7 a. m. to 7 p. m.
he expects to work and to work hard
without bite or sup. His saddle Is a
wooden tree superimposed on at least
half a dozen folded blankets, the
thickness of which often reaches six
inches, and he never gets a sore back.
Loser Should' Pay Finder 10 Per Cent
"If you lost a watch worth $100
what reward would you give the find
er for Its return?"
"Oh, $10 or $20."
"Ten per cent., eh? Well, thnt Is
about right," said Lecocq, the detec
tive. "It is more, though, than tho
average person would give.
"Here In America, in lost and found
cases, there is no recognized percent
age of reward, but in England there
Is such a percentage namely, half a
crown to a pound that 13 to say,
about 10 per cent. Ten per cent Is
what the finder must be paid In Eng
land, provided he takes his find to
a police station or to Scotland Yard.
He always does so, as otherwise tho
owner is apt to give him less than the
legal 10 per cent.
"I lost in a London cab a kit bag
worth $20. The kit bag was returned
by the cabby to Scotland Yard ar 1 I
left there for him gladly a reward of
$2. If the bag had been worth $2,000
I'd havo been charier of handing
out 200, but that is what I'd have ,d
to do before tho Scotland Yard fL..:3
would have given me my property.
"When you lose anything be pre
pared to give at least 10 per cent, to
the finder. Ten per 'cent is tho r
ognized reward In lost and fcml
cases abroad and it should bo the
og-lzed reward here. That is V. ..o
enough and they who give less r ;,
to my mind, dishonest." Chicago
Museums of Safety.
Museums of safety and sanitation
aro becoming the means of saving
thousands of lives, and will lessen tho
economic waste of accident case:,
brought before the courts. A feature
of such a museum will be an experi
mental laboratory In which safeguards
may be perfected for dangers and pro
cesses now without any known device;
and which may become an education
al center for teaching the science and
preservation of health, in preventing
diseases due to impure foodstuffs, bad
ventilation, occupational dust3 and
poisons, Infection, tuberculosis and of
fensive trades.
There are ten European museums
of safety and sanitation, located in
Berlin, Munich, Paris, Vienna, Amster
dam, Milan, Stockholm, Zurich, Mos
cow and Budapest. Tho Berlin Muse
um of Safety covers 34,000 square feet
of floor space, where are exhibited Co
vices for the protection of tho dan
gerous parts of machinery or pro
cesses in all trades and occupations.
Germany realizes that every life saved
is a national asset. From William H.
Tollman's "Prosperity-Sharing," In tho
Expensive Railroad.
The most expensive railroad con
struction in the United States Is said
to bo the Spokane, Porland & Seattle,
423 miles long, built jointly by tho
Great Northern and the Northern Pa
cific. The heaviest grade is less than half
of one per cent, and the sharpest
curve Is three degrees. As a result
one locomotive can pull from Spokane
to Portland as many cars as It can
start on level ground. This Is expect
ed to set new records for heavy load
ing. The road has been built without re
gard to expense the purpose being to
make It permanent and safe. An idea
of this may be gained when It is
known that 20 miles of the line be
tween Pasco and Kahlotus cost $5,
000,000, or $250,000 a mile, while n
mile of road along the bluffs over
hanging Snake river Involved an ex
penditure of $500,000. To survey and
build this part of the line, men were
suspended over the cliffs with ropes.
Chinese and Europeans.
Europe knew next to nothing of
China or Its people prior to the con'
quests of the famous Genghis Khan
Tho commotion raised by that mon
ster made Europeans somowhat ac
quainted with "Gar Cathay," as
China was then called. It was about
the year 1300, or possibly a trifle
earlier, that the first Chinese made
tholr appearance in Europe. The
first commercial Intercourse between
Huiopi and nilna dates from about
the year 132U.
Saving $28,000,000.
The Most Impressive Reason For
Favoring Better Highways.
I have gone to some troublo to
figure out the savings which the
farmers could make In tho handling
of the three great staples, corn,
wheat, and cotton over hard roads.
I wish every farmer In tho United
States could have the resultant fig
ures dinned in his ears every morn
ing of his life. If ho onco gave
them consideration tho County Sup
ervisor who dared, by his ballot, re
cord himself as Inimical to good
road extension, wouldn't daro go
abroad without a body-guard.
The figures I used were for tho
harvest of 1905-1906. The corn
marketed that year weighed 19,083,
000 tons. The average weight of
the wagon loads hauled was 2,696
pounds and the total number of loads
was 14,156,528. The average length
of the haul was 7.4 miles; the total
mileage hauled over 104,758,307.
Every ton hauled per mile cost 19
cents, and the total cost of market
ing the crop by wagons was $26,
830,698. The average cost of hauling over
hard roads per ton per mile would
be not more than $0.10, a saving
of $0.09 a ton, due to hard roads
would then make the marketing of
such a crop $12,709,278 less than
the actual cost.
The saving on tho wheat crop fig
ured $10,256,058 and on the cotton
crop $5,076,183. The aggregated
saving to the farmers who marketed
those three staples would have been
$28,041,519. If the farmer wants
a stronger reason than that for
championing the building of good
roads in his county, I'll have to refer
him elsewhere. I know no stronger
one. Logan Waller Pgae, Director
U. S. Office of Public Roads.
Country Roadway Improvements.
In the building of modern road
ways In the country, some note
worthy work is being done in the
South. Montgomery county, Ala.,
has awarded contracts for seventeen
miles of roads. Morgan county, Ala.,
has voted $260,000 bonds. Etowah
county, Ala., will vote on issuance
of $200,000 bonds. Floyd county.
Ga., is contemplating voting for
$200,000 bonds. Bell county. Ky:,
Is plnnning forty miles of Improve
ments. Calcasieu parish. La., has
V90.000 availa'ble. The last Mary
land legislature provided for Issue of
$5,000,000 bonds for State roads,
this being in addition to an annual
appropriation of $200,000 to pay
half of the paving in the counties,
which pay the other half, thus mak
ing an annual expenditure of $400.
000. Anderson county, Tenn., has ar
ranged for thirty-four miles of road
construction. Sullivan county, Tenn.,
has voted $100,000 bonds. Madison
county, Tenn., will make improve
ments under $200,000 bond issue.
Travis county, Texas, has set date
for voting on $500,000 bond issue.
Matagarda county, Texas, has voted
$100,000 bonds. Williamson county
Texas, has set date for voting on
$500,000 bond issue. Harris coun
ty, Texas, has awarded contract for
about $300,000 worth of improve
ments. Bexter county, Texas, will
vote on $200,000 bond issue. Cul
pepper county, Virginia, is contem
plating the improvement of 60 miles
of roads. Virginia will expend
$250,000 for the building of State
The Splendid Old-World Roads.
"The country roads of Central Eu
rope are so magnificent that they
make our highways seem barbarous,"
said Mr. A. J. McCallum, of Phila
delphia. "I traversed many sections of Ger
many not long since in an automo
bile, and never did have such a glroi
ous outing, all due to the smooth and
thoroughly built roads. The people
over there enjoy them quite as much
as the American tourists, and cheer
fully pay the taxes necessary to
keep their highways in prime condi
tion. "Indeed, I believe there is more
of civic pride in Europe than with
us. As an instance, you will never
see a scrap of waste paper lying In
a street or in one of the parks of
their cities. Their streets are kept
In much cleaner condition than ours,
and no obstructions of any kind are
allowed. The horrible billboard
nuisance is nowhere tolerated."
Investment) In Good Roads.
In the policy of solid road build
ing that has been inaugurated In
several States it Is the first cost ot
laying a firm roadbed that causes
tho rural taxpayers to gasp at the
largeness of the figures. They have
become so accustomed to spending
money in annual driblets for repairs
tnat a big, round lump sum to be
used at once Is a change In method
a little too violent to be accepted
without grave doubts and fears. It
is difficult to get away from the
belief that the annual repairs must
go on anyhow. Such a reality that
a road once built will stay built,
and with but Infinitesimal repair, for
a score of years or so, is out of the
common road experience in the
country sections that lack ot faith
concerning tho new policy hat been
the rule In all the States where a
good road law has been introduced,
s no time to be regretting your neglect
to get insured. A little :are beforehand
is worth more than any amount oi re
General Insurance Agents
Holmes Memorial, St. Rose Cemetery,
Designed and built by
We have the sort nf tooth brushes that ar ..
made to thoroughly cleanse and save the
They arc the kind that clean teeth without
leaving vour mouth full of bristles.
We recommend thoe cotins 23 cents or
more, if we run cimrantee them and will re
liliice. free, any that show defects, of inarm
faeture within three mouths.
Opp. D. & II. Station, IIONESDALB, PA.
The OLDEST Fire Insurance
Agency in Wayne County.
Office: Second floor Masonic Build
ing, over C. C. Jndwin's drug store,
One of the best equipped farms In Warns
county situated about three miles from
Everything lIp-To-Me.
Over S5.000.00
has been ex-
lencleil with-
tliu last live
years In bulldlnss, tools and Improvements.
165 Ansffi
of which 75 acres'are eood hard-
oort timber.
ill be sold reasonably.
A Bargain. --For further particulars en
quire Of
W. W. WOOD, "Cltizon" office.
O. G. Weaver
Honesdale, Pa., April 1(3, 1009.
Notice. Pursuant to Act of Assem
bly, a meeting of the Stockholders of
tho Wayne County Savings Bank wil) be
held at the office of tho bank on Thurs
day, July 22, 1009, from one to two
o'clock p. m,, tq vote for or against the
proposition to again renew and extend
the charter, corporate rights and fran
chises of said Dank for the term of
twenty years, from February 17, 1010.
i jiv order oi me ivara ni uirecuinf.
, II. S tJALHON Cashier.
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