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THE CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. IB, 1009.
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Doing Her Duty j
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I know n great deal Is said nbout
talebearers. I am proud of being one
of those women who tell people If they
aro being treated badly. If I hear
one person talking behind another
person's back I don't scruple to tell
the person talked about that he or she
Is being maligned.. I think they ought
to know it Last autumn I took my
daughter abroad and left her at
school at Geneva. Then I started for
Berlin. I got Into an empty compart
ment and waited till the train started.
Presently nn oldish gentloman got in
with a youngish lady. They were
very affectionate at least the oldish
gentleman appeared to dote on his
young wife, who seomed to bo watch
ing for sorao one. Then a youngish
man wltli black whiskers got In, took
a seat directly opposite the wife, and
she breathed easier. The door was
shut by the guard, and the train
It didn't take me long to find out
that that young feller and that young
wife were fooling the oldish husband.
The old one never turned his head
that they didn't look Into each other's
eyes lovingly. By and by ho got up
from his scat, came to the window
whero I was and sat down directly
opposite mo at the samo time taking
a newspaper out of his pocket I
never saw such a fool In my life. If
these old men will marry young
wives, why on earth do they leave
them In temptation, I'd like to know?
The poor old husband never took his
eyes off his paper, and the couple at
the other sldo of the compartment
never stopped flirting.
I sat straight up and tried to frown
'em down. They didn't seem to care
much for me. but once the young hus
sy, when her lover put his hand on
hers, drew hers away, cast a glance at
nie and whispered something to the
young man. After that they both lean
ed back for awhile and stopped their
foollu. But it wasn't long before they
was at It again, both leaning' forward,
one of IiIb knees covered by her
skirts, and she didn't know that I
knew that they were holdln' hands
under It, too.
I couldn't stand It any longer. The
husband was a benevolent looking
man and I sympathized with him from
the bottom of my heart. By and by
he put down his impur and looked out
the winder. I began by makln' some
remarks .about the weather and the
beauty of the country. Ho seemed
inclined to talk with mo because he
hadn't any one else to talk with. I
purposely directed his gaze to the
view to bo seen from the other win
dow so that he'd see what was goln'
on, but the miserable things heard me
and leaned back against the cushions.
i here was nothln' for me to do but
tell him. By this I'd be doln' him a
service and her, too, for I guessed
thero hadn't been anything real crimi
nal between 'c..i, and if tho affair was
ulpped in tho bud there wouldn't be.
Jest as I was makln' up my mind
how to put him on to tho thing with
out offense the train whizzed Into a
tunnel. The compartment was black
as Ink for awhile; then wo shot out
Into bright daylight. Tho old fool of a
hunband was settin' with his head
thiMflback . id his eyes shut. The
loverWwus, settin' back from each
other, and a Hush was on the young
woman'3 cheeks. But what was that
on the black whiskers of the young
man? Powder powder from off her
face. I saw It and knew that the
whlppersnapper had been takln' a !
At that moment the husband open
ed his eyes. Would you believe It?
He looked at the couple unconcerned
ly and then resumed his paper.
"What's that," I whispered to him.
"on that young man's beard."
He looked at me kind o' surprised,
then at the young man, then back at
me. "I don't see anything," he said.
"Don't you see the powder on his
"Well, I declare! Where's your
eyes? That young man's got powder
on his beard and his coat collar, and
It could have only come from your
Tho old man looked again at tho
powder, then at me, then back at the
couple. Then, looking at tho young
man, he said fiercely:
"You kissed her, sir!"
"What business Is that of yours?"
retorted the other In a harsh voice.
"She is no longer yours. She is mine."
"At high noon to-day."
"By what authority?"
"A certificate of marriage."
I thought they were going to kill
each other, when tho young woman,
blushing red all tho time, burst Into
a laugh. "Oh, father," she said, "you
aro always so droll. What are you
up to now?"
Oh, my goodness gracious! He was
her father! What a blunder!
"This lady," continued the old man,
"has pointed out the evidenco of your
guilt. Look at your coat collar,
collar. There's face powder on it"
The young woman laughed and
dusted the powder off with tho tips of
her gloved Angers
"Madam," said the old man to me,
"I am very grateful to you. That
young man married my daughter at
noon to-day, robbing me 'Jf my pet
Ho has had tho Insolence to show mo
that I have lost her by kissing her In
the first tunnel on the road."
There waB a burst of laughter from
the young couplo, in which tho old
Anyway I done my duty. EVELYN
TEN GREAT CHINESE WALLS.
Dr. Gell Makes Interesting Discoveries !
of Pigmies North of Tibet.
Dr. William Gell of Doylestown, Pa.,
has arrived in London after an expedi
tion In China, the main feature of
which was tracing tho Great Wall for
1,800 miles from the coast of Shan
halkwan to Klayukun, on the north
ern border of Tibet. He discovered
about 200 miles of the wall that has
not hitherto been mapped. There was
little of the masonry remaining.
Dr. Gell's Investigations convinced
him that there were at least ten great
walls apart from the famous ono.
Among other things ho was able to
confirm reports of the existence of a
race of Chinese pigmies, wild crea
tures covered with hair, whose ances
tors, according to tradition, were driv
en or iled to the mountains in tho
north when tho wall was built. Tho
descendants have dwelt In the samo 1
mountains for twenty centuries.
Fancies of a Fashion Leader.
Particularly in hats was only ono of
the niceties of the Earl of Harrington,
who, as Lord Petersham, before his
father's death, was a leader and In
ventor of fashions. The "Petersham"
greatcoat was his own design and even
more than that, for he used to cut out
his own clothes and made a boot pol
ish which lie declared would super
sede all others. He composed his own
mixture of snuff, and devoted ono
room entirely to storing Jars upon
Jars of snuff and canisters of every
kind of tea. His snuff boxes were
numbered by hundred.?, and his meti
culous choire led lilm to reply, when
a beautiful Scrvres box was being ad
mired, that "it was all right for sum
mer, but too cold for winter wear."
Approximating European Conditions.
The sight of a woman performing
tho heavier kind:-, of labor once doom
ed fit only for men is still sufllcletifly
novel. Yet the census returns show
that nearly 2,",000 women are employ
ed as workers In Iron and stool. Wo
men find employment as blacksmiths,
wood choppers, stovoninkers and por
ters. Sentiment may depreciate their In
crease of number? in Industries re
quiring strength and endurance. But
whero they possess tho requisite phy
sique and nre under no Illusions nr, to
degrees of respectability In labor .t is
not apparent why they should not en
gage In ninneullno occupations ns free
ly as they like. New York Herald.
Where Kl3 Luck Came in.
Whenever physicians' fees seem cx
tortlonnte It la comforting to recall a
certain famous eye specialist, ono of
whoso patients coming to pay his bill
growled: 'Doctor, it seems to mo that
$."00 is a big charge for that operation
of mine. It didn't take you over half
"My dear sir," tho other answered,
"in learning to perform that operation
in half a minute I have spoiled over
eleven pecks of such eyes 03 yours."
A Historic Schoolhouse.
On tho Isle of Wight stands tho old
Jacobean grammar school where
Clvirlcs I. held his court during tho
nhortivo negotiations with the parlia
mentary commissioners who sat at
tho old town hall. Tho schoolhouse
stands on the road to Carlsbrooko
cnstlo, where the king was a prisoner.
Tho royal apartments were In tho
gabled front facing tho street loading
to Cowes, and tho school room was
ured as tho king's presenco chamber.
River of Natural Ink.
The River of Natural Ink Is a curi
osity said to exist In Algeria, It is
caused by the junction of two streams,
ore of which drains a region strongly
Impregnated with Iron, while the other
(lows from a peat-bog and holds a
large quantity of gallic acid in solu
tion. The union of these two Btreams
causes the iron and gallic acid tx
combine, and thus produces a genuine
Muzzling a Wolf.
The lighting wolf, that a gash In his
throat might be cauterized, was muz
zled. "It's easy to muzzle a wolf if you
know how," the keeper said. "You
Just take a good whip, and push the
stock at him. He grabs It between his
teeth. Then like a flash you make a
noose with the lash around upper and
lower Jaw. And there he Is, muzzled.
It's a dodge I learned out west when
I was cowboyln'."
A Matter of Doubt.
This Btory is told of Whistler, the
artist: Whistler and a friend were
strolling through a London suburb,
when they met a small boy. Whistler
asked his age. "Seven," said the boy.
"O, you must be older than seven! '
Whistler said, doubtlngly. "Seven,"
Insisted the boy. Turning to his
friend, Whistler asked: "Do you
think it possible that he could really
have gotten as dirty as that in only
Chameleons are Interesting pets.
They may bo cared for In any slmplo
form of cage kept In a warm place,
with plenty of sunlight. Chameleons
greedily eat meal-worms, which may
bo purchased at most bird stdres.
Prom "Nature and Science," In St
Black Friday, September 24, 18S3,
was a day of great excitement in New
York, occasioned by a clique of specu
lators, who suddenly advanced the
price of gold to 102 1-2 and thus
caused a disastrous panic, sweeping
hundreds of firms and Individuals Into
BIBLE STUDY CLUB
Answer One Written Question
Each Week For Fifty-Two
Weeks and Win a Prize.
September 19th, 1909.
(CodjtIcM, IWi, by IUv. T. S. Llnscott, D.D.)
Golden Text for the Quarter So
mightily grew tho Word of God and
provalled. Acta xlx:20.
The following review can be U3ed
as a complete lesson In itself, or as a
review of the eleven preceding lessons.
The date and titlo of each lesson
nnd whero found, the Golden Tvt
and one question from each lesson fol
low: July A Acts xv:3G to xvi:15 Paul's
Second Missionary Journey Antloch
to Phlllppi. Golden Text, Acts xvl:9.
Come over Into Macedonia and help
Verses 07-39 If a man shows lack
of courage, or tact, or faithfulness, In
one position, does that In any measure
disqualify him from getting another, or
from success when in another posi
tion? July 11 Acts xvi: 16-40. Paul's Sec
ond Missionary Journey The Phlllp
plan Jailer. Golden Text, Acts xvl:31.
Relievo on the Lord Jesus Christ, and
thou shalt bo saved.
Wrse 1G In what class do vnn nut
thrue who. knowlnslv. either rilrrvtiv
rr indirectly, profit by the sinn of
July 13 Acts XVll:l-15. Paul's Sop.
ond Missionary Journey Thossalon-
lea nnd Horoa. Golden Text. Psnltn
c:;ix:ll. Thy word have I hid In my
hoart. that I might not siu asralnst
Verse 2 Is it necessarv for na to
adopt all Paul's opinions, deductions
and prognostications, In order to be
won pieasins to God?
July 25 Acts xvil: 1(1-34. Paul's
Snpond Missionary Journey Athens.
Golden Text: John iv:24. God Is n
Cptrit, and they thnt worship him
trust worship him in spirit and in
Veres 18 Which brlnro the more
lasting happlncos and develops tho
noblor character, and why, the Epi
curean philosophy, n life devoted to
the ploasuroo of sense: cr the Stele,
Chfietlan phltocophy, a life devoted to
the service of others, and to self-denial?..
(This question must be answer
ed In vrltlng by members of the club.)
August 1 Acts xviii:l-22. Close of
Paul's Sooourt Missionary Journey
Golden Text: John xvi: S3. In the
world ye shall have tribulation, but bo
of good cheer: I have overcome tho
Verses 2-3 A goodly proportion of
the membership of the church have
tho ability to preach; ought not th!.5
ability to bo developed, thus giving
to every local church several preach
ers who could divide tho preaching
between them, paying only one a sal
ary, who would thus have plonty of
time to act as pastor?
August 81 Thesa. v: 12-24. Paul's
Instructions Uio Thessalontans. Gol
den Text: '! hess. v:15. See thor
none re'icV dvII for evil unto auy
man; but e.cr follow that which is
Verse 21 Can tire real truJh ever
bo a hurt to a true man, and should
not such a man bo as glad to change
his opinions, when he finds he Is
wrong, as to chango a worn-out gar
ment for a new one?
August 15 Acts xvlil:23 to xlx:22.
Paul's Third Missionary Journey
Ephesus. Golden Text: Acts xix:17
The name of the Lord Josus was mag
nified. Verse 28 Why is it that God has
conditioned all extension of human
progress and botterment, including
salvation Itself, upon the zeal, ability,
and goodness, of those who already
enjoy Its benefits?
August 22 Acts x!:::23 to xx:l.
Paul's Third Missionary Journey
Tho Riot In Ephesus. Golden Text.
II Cor. xtl:9. Ho said unto mo, My
grace is sufficient for theo; for my
strength is made perfect In weakness.
Verses 23-27 When the general
welfare of the people is injured by the
business of the few, Is it, or not, the
duty of the State to make such bus
August 291 Cor. xlll:13. Paul on
Christian Love. Golden Text: I Cor.
xli!:13. Now abldeth faith, hope, love.
these throo; but the greatest of these
Verses 4-7 Why is It that love
tends to promote patience, politeness,
kindness, gentleness, humility and
every other virtue?
September 5 Acts xxc2-3S. Paul's
Third Missionary Journey Farewells.
Golden Text: Phil. lv:13. I can do
all things through Christ, which
Verses 7-12 Why is it that church
members will listen, unwearied, for
hours, to a political speech, and get
tired of even a good sermon, If it
lasts longer than thirty minutes?
September 12 Acts xxl:l-17. Close
of Paul's Third Missionary Journey.
Golden Text: Acts xxi:14. Tho will
of the Lord bo done.
Verses 8-9 Should Christian par
ents train their children from infancy
to know God, to bo skilful In prayer,
in faith and In good works?
Losson for Sunday, September 2C
Temperanco Lesson. I Cor. x:23-33.
Blox Dawklns Is one of thoso chaps
who pay ns they go. Isn't he?
Knox I guess so. At least ho never
goes far. San Francisco Examiner,
THE LADY IN
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The village of Doverton Is still talk
ing nbout the lady in lavender, her
sudden entrance upon tho stage of its
quiet life and her sensational exit
She camo to their Httlo fishing town, j
no ono knew whence, and hired tho .
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mandlng a beautiful view of tho bay.
She was young and handsome and,
without doubt, from "tho city." On
account of the violet tones she af
fected In. her dress, tho sewing circle
began at onco to refer to her as tho
lndy In lavender. She furnished her
modest rooms from tho ono furnituro
store in tho neighboring metropolis,
and bought material for draperios and
cushions from the grocery storo In
the village, thus gaining favor aB a
promoter of the business Interests of
"It's curious how cosey her place
looks," said the first caller, rehearsing
the affair. "Nothln' but cheesecloth
curtains and straw mattln In the par
lor and some rag rugs old Betsy sent
down to the store, nobody ever think
In' anybody was fool enough to buy
Just gray and green pieces she had
to make 'em of and not two orna
ments In the whole room, Just a lot
of books on shelves. She did have
lovely pansy plants growln' in the
winder and 1 dare say that's what
gave it the homey look."
Their efforts to find out anything
definite about tho history or connec
tions of tho lady In lavender were 1
fruitless. Kven the direct questions
resolutely put by the leading ladles of
the sowing circle wero parried with
such skill that no offence could bo
taken by tho baffled Inquisitors.
She gave her name as M. Briggs,
and tho young persons to whom she
freely loaned her books found tho
name "Marille" in the fly leaf. She
loved tho sea, and after tho early
evening nioal, prepared by tho coun
try girl whom she had hired for a
maid, tho lad) In lavender would
clamber down the bluff nnd push off
for a row In tho bay. Or sho would
walk beside the lapping tide, watch
ing tho wonderful glow of tho golden
sunset upou the smooth apalescent
floor of the ocean till tho rainbow
shades had faded to gray and the
evening star nppcr.red. It became the
custom for the younger people to
stroll to the bluff, which was the high
est point of land in the village, to
see tho sunset. They never ventured
over the bluff, but curious eyes watch
ed the lonely figure on tho beach.
Late one afternoon a beautiful
pleasure yacht sailed like a huge,
glorious bird iuto the narbor of Dov
erton and dropped anchor. Tho hus
band of ono of the sowing circle, who
was mending a lobster pot near where
the craft anchored, brought in a big
story of tho elegance on board nnd
tho "city chap" who was Its captain.
Tho name on the stern was, "Marille."
From her beach that evening the
lady In lavender Idly watched the mov
ing figures on tho yacht and heard the
creaking of the tackling as the sails
were furled and the lanterns hung
out. tho sounds coming with startling
clearness across tho still water. She
had never felt her loneliness as at
that moment, when this symbol of the
world she had left mocked her with
its nearness. A rowboat was lowered
and a man in a white yachting suit
rowed toward tho pier. She could
hear the oari. chafe In the rowlocks
after ho had rounded the point und
disappeared from her view.
A youthful couple wlnalng their way
to the bluff were passed by a fine look
ins stranger. Tho name "Marllie"
was upon his white cap, which he re
moved as he smilingly remarked he
was taking a look at the town.
They saw him standing on the bluff
looking out upon the bay, then sud
denly leap to tho beach below. When
they had reached the spot he had al
most reached tho lady in lavender,
who was looking toward tho sea. She
turned, and In an Instant was folded
In his embrace. The embarrassed
couple on the bluff discreetly moved
away to view the sunset from a point
After the first glad meeting was
over he told her he was earchlng the
world over for her, and would have
missed ber then had his eye not
caught sight of the familiar violet
gown which he so loved.
"But your mother," sho reproached
him; "how could you leave her."
"She died three months ago," he
"Twelve months ago," said Marille,
"I promised her that I would not see
you nor write you for a year, and if
at the end of that time your Infatua
tion for tho actress was not dead, she
promised to withdraw all opposition.
I felt that to deny her would have a
serious effect upon her delicate health,
and to save a battle with you, I left
secretly. I am glad I went othorwlso
I should have felt responsible for her
He kissed the beautiful eyes brim
ming with tears.
There was tho oddest wedding in
tho brown cottage at high noon tho
next day. Tho crow of tho Marille,
and every man, woman and child In
Doverton were there, tho late ar
rivals being obliged to stay In tho
garden and view the ceremony through
the windows. Tho chairman of the
Selectmen gave tho brldo away. Tho
collation came by motor boat from
tho nearest port which boasted a
caterer, and was served in tho garden
beneath an owning of white canvaB.
At 3 o'clock the Marlllo raised an
chor, and the bride nnd groom started
on their honeymoon to tho ringing of
dinner bolls and waving of tho hand
kerchiefs and aprons of all Doverton.
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