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THE CITlfcEN, FRIDAY, DEO. 17, 1909.
Novelized From Eugene
Waller's Great Play
JOHN Vf. HARDING
Copyright. 1908. by G. W. Dllliaf hu Cm.
W AtVHEN Mrs. Brooks found
1MI herself alone In the street
W W she walked along mechan
ically, stunned by what
bad Just occurred. Her heart seemed
to bo pressed down by a weight, and
her breath came painfully through her
contracted throat She could not be
Itovc that what she had gono through
was real, the. thing was so mon
strous, so utterly inconceivable. Her
husband, Joe, for love of whom she
had given up a llfo of case, for whom
she had borno cheerfully tbo trials of
poverty, In whom she had placed her
entire faith, (els man, to whom Bhe
had yielded herself trustingly, In
whom, up to that hour, she bad be
lieved as the soul of honor, had stood
exposed as a thief and a liar.
To save himself from the Impending
punishment of his dishonesty he was
willing to trade the honor of his wife!
To maintain himself in the material
ease that his thieving had brought
them for a few brief weeks be wanted
her to prostitute herself for money
had entreated and threatened In his
efforts to force her to do this thing!
And she, driven to desperation, had let
him arrange a rendezvous for her with
Captain Williams in the latter's rooms!
She stopped and leaned against a
wall for support. A violent trembling
had seized her, and the street lights
were whirling about her.
"My God!" she groaned. "What shall
I do? What shall I do?"
'The fit of falntness passed off, and
Bhe was able to collect her thoughts
and consider the best course of action.
When she had undertaken to call on
Captain Williams at that hour it was
with no thought of lending herself to
her husband's hideous plan. In a
vague, hopeless way she had resolved
to beg mercy for him, to see If there
was not some manner in which atone
ment and restitution could be made.
Now she was afraid. If she went to
him, how could she approach him
What could she say? What would he
think of her coming to his rooms, at
night too? He would think, and under
the circumstances naturally think, only
one thing. And she would be complete
ly In' the power of this colossus, this
ogre whom she secretly feared and de
tested, who so often had leered his
unwelcome admiration of her when she
was powerless to resent It
Her Impulse was to turn from the
ordeal and fly from her husband, leav
ing him to the fate he merited. She
could go to her mother's home and
await her return from the theater. She
would at least find a refuge there. But
In the morning would come the public
exposure and disgrace. No; she must
make the effort, whatever tho cost,
whatever the sacrifice.
"Ten" minutes later she was EfKKSmg
at Captain .Williams; apartment
The door swung open, and the cap
tain stood before her.
"Come right In, Mrs. Brooks," he In
vited. "I've been waiting for you."
"I was delayed a little," she said
"Your husband telephoned that you
"Yes I know."
The words came falterlngly, and she
etood, knowing not what to say or
what to do.
"Did you meet Smith?" he Inquired.
"Your Mend Jimsy. He Just left."
"Must have passed you In the ele
vator. It does not matter. Won't you
She topk the chair be advanced for
her close to the table.
"You must excuse the looks of these
quarters," he went on. "I am an old
w" know, and my Jap valet
ain't allowed to dust up or clean much.
Knocks out all my idea of arrange
ments." "If is a quaint place," ventured
"Yes. Lived hero ever since I've
been In New York. I fixed it up to
suit myself. It ain't what you'd call
exactly pretty, but as I'm the only
one to be pleased I guess it'll do."
"Almost a curiosity shop," she com
mentea, surveying we room with a
good deal of nervousness.
"Yes, stuff I've collected from time
to time while I was at sea. Got about
everything I ever wanted to keep, from
the wheel of my first schooner down to
spears from head hunters. There's
models of boats and a lot of stuff
You see, I call this my main cabin-
sort of grand salon. Over there I
bunk with my crew, Just one Jap,vand
the galley's to the rear. In them
rooms Sato gets my breakfast, steals
my loose change and lies most of the
time. Got another room over there.
Seldom use that; got it fixed up nice
and civilized. Guess that's why I
ain't reeling comfortable if I try it.
These details were of no Interest to
Mrs. Brooks, who desired only to bring
the Interview to an end as speedily as
"I cam right up asked the elevator
boy, Perhaps I should have asked at
the Qjtae," she, qaj&
"Het at ail." he, Mnrere4. In a wn
ner intended to be reassuring. "I
have my own way in this place. I
got the moneyto pay for what I want,
and there ain't no one. in this hotel
asking me any 'If,' 'and' or 'but' "
"No one knew me. I didn't cans that
they should hear my name."
"It's nobody's business. What I'm
entitled to, I'm entitled to, and so long
as I pay the money no ono else can
Interfere with the way I run my ship."
"Still, a woman at this hour!"
"Makes no difference, although you
are the first lady to call on me, night
"You mean that no woman has ever
been In here before?"
"I said the 'first lady.' "
Mrs. Brooks shuddered, and instinc
tively she glanced toward the door.
"You have a telephone here, haven't
you, captain?' she asked.
"Right over there by the door," fie
said, pointing to it. "Want to use it?"
"Not now, thank you."
Bhe cleared her choking throat and
started right in to the business that
had brought her.
"Captain Williams, since you left us
tonight Joe Mr. Brooks has told me
about his difficulty."
"So Smith said."
"That's what I came to talk about"
"Well, that little matter can rest," he
said affably. "You've called, and It's
the first chance I've bad to speak to
"I want to know If thero la any way
"No use In looking so glum over a
little stolen money. I want to show
you my quarters."
"I didn't come to see your quarters,
captain. I came to"
"I don't care what you came for,
Mrs. Brooks," he declared, with mas
todonlan playfulness. "I make it a
rule that everybody who drops In
here, man or woman, has got to listen
to mo spinning yarns. Now"
Emma was becoming more and more
"I know you will think me rude, but
I can't delay," she Insisted. "Joe Is In
great trouble, and some other time I'll
hear the yarns."
ire rose with mocK dignity.
"You're on my ship, Mrs. Brooks.
Please remember every captain is mas
ter of his ship, and if you don't listen
and like It mind you, I say like it I'll
clap you In double irons for mutiny."
"Captain Williams," she pleaded, "I
am sure that you would not dis
"This little fore and after, Mrs.
Brooks," he broke In, picking up the
model of the ship on the mantel, "is a
model of the Sally Moran, my first
command out of Frisco. That's her
wheel up there over the door. She
laid the cornerstone of my fortune, but
she taught me how to fight and have
nerve. Took her up into the north Pa
cific sealing and then down on the Jap
anese coast. Had a crew who wouldn't
adorn any high back rover Captain
Kidd ever could wish for. If there
was any good In that schooner God
must 'a' saw it first and hit it."
To humor him she had advanced to
"And is that where you got your
awful reputation?" she Inquired.
The bushy eyebrows came down un
til the lids were hidden, and his eyes,
shining like live coals, were alone visi
ble as he directed his gaze upon her.
"Just how bad Is that 'awful reputa
tion,' Mrs. Brooks?"
"They say," she returned, meeting
his gaze steadily, "that you have no
heart no pity, in you; that you'd kill a
man in those days with as little feel
ing as I would kill a mosquito."
"Well, I 'guess the reason you'd kill a
mosquito isn't because it's Just a mos
quito and that you'd like to kill it, but
because you're afraid it will bite you.
"I had men, Mrs. Brooks, who, if
you let 'em go too far, they'd bite, and
if you let 'em bite too deep they'd kill.
Them were the early days of sealers.
It was a hard life, and It made hard
men. I ain't any better, but I guess I
ain't no worse, than lots of others
would be fixed Just as I was at that
"I'm glad to hear you say that, cap
tain," she declared, seizing the oppor
tunity. "It opens the way for the
business I came on."
"But It's after business hours, Mrs.
Brooks, and I ain't half spun my yarn.
Now, over here I want to show you a
couple of spears I got from a lot of
head hunters down in the Malay archi
pelago. You may not know where that
is, but 1,'ve always had an Idea tfa
where God battened down the devil
after that first big row they had you
read about in the Bible. I- was going
ashore, seeingwhat was doing, when
this crew of niggers come down on us
like a squall. We bad an awful time
getting back to the boats, I tell you.
We were some cut up, and all I got
out of the expedition was one of the
big chief 8 wives."
He looked into Mrs. Brooks' eyes.
"Took her back to Frisco with me,"
be added. "Women were scarce in
them times-good looking ones."
"You took her away from where aha
belonged?" questioned Emma slowly
"She was willing to go. No one ever
beat her about the' ship, and she lived
pretty much as she wanted three
meals a day and ho bard work."
"What became of her?? 1
"Died I guess from overeating. You
see them two little anchors that chair's
But she had recoiled from him, shud
dering with horror and aversion.
"She died from overeating?" she in
terrogated. "Have thero been many
Ho; I learned a lesson. I put the
reft on a diet"
Ha aetmd to tfclak that this was
particularly clever and humorous, for
he burst Into a loud guffaw.
Emma did not laugh. She was more
disgusted and apprehensive than ever.
The clock struck 11.
"Did you hear that?" she said. "I
must insist that you let me talk over
what I came here for."
"Eleven! It ain't late," ,ho replied
coaxlngly. "Would you like a little
something to drink? It's hot tonight"
"No, I thauk you."
'You can have It Just as well as not."
"I don't care for It"
"All right, only I thought I might
get it for you. You see, when I heard
you were coming here I sent my Jap
"What ho don't know won't hurt
"Is there anything, captain, you're
afraid he'll find out?" she demanded
"Sit down there, opposite me. I was
only thinking of you."
"Joe has stolen some money from
"Too bad! Too bad!"
"How much is it?"
"What do you want to know for?"
"I am his wife. It Is my business to
"There you go, talking business
again!" he protested, trying to be gal
lant and throwing an ogling glance at
her. "I so seldom have the pleasure
of your company, Mrs. Brooks, that
this 'business' thing knocks all the ro
mance out of your visit."
"I didn't Intend thero should bo any
romance In It, Captain Williams," she
"Mrs. Brooks," he went on, ignoring
the snub, "a sallorman always finds
romance In an evening spent with a
pretty woman. I can remember well
when the Sally Moran put into Na
gasaki for water and fresh provisions
a little Japanese girl called on me,
and I had a terrible time. I wanted
to make things right nice and pleasant
for her, but, Lord, she couldn't talk a
word of English. There she sat all
the .evening, grinning and making
signs, while I was talking my head off
trying to tell her how much I loved
her. AD my pretty speeches wen
He laughed aloud as the scene rose
before his mind's eye.
"Now," he continued meaningly,
with an Intonation Intended to be ten
der, "when I have a girl like you, who
"I beg your pardon, captain," she
said, very coldly and sternly. "I must
tell you that I did not come here to
make a social call. I never came to a,
place like this, at a time like this, to
talk to a man like you before In my
! TO BE CONTMrt'KD-1
Depth and -Speed.
A remarkable result of the speed
tests of fast-driven vessels Is the dis
covery' that the depth of water strong
ly Influences the speed. But it is hot
true, as was until recently believed,
that Increase of depth is Invariably
attended by Increase of speed. Ex
periments with the "river class" of
torpedo-boat destroyers have shown
that there is a sudden maximum re
sistance developed at certain depths,
where It takes the same power to
give a speed of 20 knots as to give a
speed of 22 knots when the depth of
water Is 45 feet On the other hand
there are points of minimum resist
ance. For Instance, a speed of 32
knots in 60 feet of water can be oh
talned with less horse-power than In
200 feet Tho result, says a writer In
Oassler's Magazine, is yet better at
40 feet It seems to be established
that In moderate depths the square of
the speed In knots divided by 10 gives
the depth of water in feet where a
sudden Increase of resistance is felt
It all depends upon the Influence of
the bottom of the water on wave for
$2,245 for Two Pennies.
Who was Wlglaf? .Numismatists
know, and gave 449 lor two of his
silver pennies yesterday at Sotheby's.
Wlglaf. or Wlthlafe, as his name Is
sometimes spelled in the old chroni
cles, was that King of Mercla tribu
tary to Egbert, first King of England,
and held nominal sway between 825
and 839. His stiver penny, without
bust, with a cross in centre and a pel
let In each angle within a beaded cen
tre on the obverse, and lunettes and
pellets on the reverse, caused excited
bidding, which reached 275 (Spink)
Only one other of this particular type
In known, and It Is, fortunately, In the
British Muceum. Another Wlglaf
penny, with a rude head In a circle
and a cross-crosslet in centre of re
verse, realize 174 '(Lincoln). This
was found at Dorking In 1817. Lon
don Daily Telegraph.
Wireless and Safety at Sea.
"Of late, too, another and powerful
safeguard has come Into use," writes
L. Frank Tooker In an account In the
"Century" of new and old devices for
navigating In fog and darkness. "If
one enters the wireless telegraphy
room of a transatlantic steamer he
will find on the wall a rectangular
chart crossed and recrossed by many
black lines. Across it also runs one
broader line In red ink. On tho mar
gin of the chart are marked the days
of the week. It is the wireless guide
forihe current month; the red line
gives the course of the steamer, while
the many black lines crossing It Indl
cate to the' operator at-what hour -of
each day of his passage he will prob
ably pick up the wireless messages pf
other ships crossing that month. The
ship, one sees at a glance, is scarcely
ever out of touch with other ships
through which disaster may coma;
and with this knowledge of constant
Intercommunication the feeling of se
A 8QUARE DEAL IN CHURCH.
Was Not Allowed Even One
Day of Grace.
"I canna get over It," a Scotch farm
er remarked to his wife. "I put a two
bhlllin' piece In ta plate at kirk this
morn instead o' ma usual penny."
The beadle had noticed the mis
take, and also the frightened face of
his old friend, who had not the cour
age to retake the coin as the old
fashioned ladle-like spoon was care
fully passed over the head to the next
pew, and one penny after another was
dropped Into the bowl.
The old farmer sat in silence and
said nothing. The old beadle allowed
him to miss the plate for twenty-four
On the twenty-fifth Sunday the
farmer again Ignored the collection
plate, but the .old beadle steadied the
ladle In front of him, and in a loud,
tragic whisper, said hoarsely, "Your
times up noo, Sandy!"
ONLY HI8 FUN.
Maud (angrily) So you told Ethel
that there was something cheap look
ing about my face, did you?
Jack I admit it. I referred, of
course, to your nostrils two for a
scent Washington Star.
The depot of Meridian, Texas, Is
about a mile from the business part
of the town. One night a sleepy,
weary, traveling man said to the darky
who was driving him to the hotel:
"Old man, why in the name of
Heaven did they put this depot so
far from town?"
The darky scratched his head In
thought, and replied:
"Waal, boss, I's fo'ced to admit dat
I hasn't give do matter s'flclent cog!
tation, but jes' Jumped up fer a answer
like dis, I s'pose dey done dat so as
to have de depot as near as possible
to de railroad."
"Witness," said the coroner, "do
you know what motive the deceased
had In committing suicide?"
"Yes, Judge, your Honor," said the
witness pompously. "Deceased told
me his motive, sir."
The coroner, the court officers,
everybody, was interested.
"What was, then, deceaseds mo
tive?" asked the coroner.
"Why, your Honor, he said he want
ed to kill himself, was the reply.
The Inquisitive Colonel.
At a certain military post there
was a gruff old colonel, one of whose
duties was to occasionally test the
food of the soldiers. One day he saw
two privates carrying a soup-kettle,
and called out sharply: "Here, let
me taste of that." They obeyed, run
ning eagerly for a spoon. "Great
thunder!" he exclaimed, "you don't
call that soup, do you?" "No, Blr,"
replied one, meekly. "That's the dish
water!" Mabel Alice Pratt.
The First Quarrel.
A young couple had come to words
for the first time. The woman al
ready had her hat on and she stopped
to say the last word: "I am going
back to ray parents."
After a few minutes the husband
heard her rummaging about the kitch
en. Opening the. door half way, he
said: "I thought you were going back
to your parents." "I am," she said.
"Then what are you looking for?'
"For the house-key," was her reply.
The teacher was giving a geograph
ical lesson, and the class-, having trav
eled from London to Labrador, and
from Thessaly to Tlmbuctoo, was
thoroughly worn out. "And now,'
said the teacher, "we come to Ger
many, that Important country gov
erned by the Kaiser. Tommy Jones,
what Is a Kaiser?"
"Yes'm," yawned Tommy Jones,
stream o' water sprlngln' up an' dls
turbln' the earth."
"How would you feel, Clarissa,
you and I were sailing down the
stream of life together, far away
"How far, George?"
"Oh, far, far away!"
"I'd be so terribly homesick for
And from that night this young man
ceased his visits.
"Why does your new baby cry so
"Say, if all your teeth were out,
your hair off, and your legs so weak
that you couldn't stand on them, I
rather fancy you'd feel like crying
A War-Game Hero.
The Girl (ecstatlcallyWuat think,
father I When the color-sergeant
tripped and fell. George grabbed the
flag and charged the battery, although
thjorUallz ddled, with, pulisjsi
Some Valuable Information On the
Skin What to Do for Roughness
In Hair Good Points for the Stout
Girl To Develop Arms and Shoul
ders To Live in Perfect Health.
Live up stairs if you wish to be In
good health! "Up how many flights?"
Only one flight of seven steps. I will
First Step Eat wheat, oats, corn,
fruits, beef and mutton, plainly cook
ed in moderate quantity, and but two
meals a day.
Third Step Exercise freely In the
Fourth Step Retire early and rise
Fifth Step Wear flannel next your
skin every day of the year, and so
dispose your dress that your limbs
shall be kept warm. Bathe frequently.
Sixth Step Live in the sunshine.
Let your bedroom be one which re
ceives a flood of light, and spend your
days cither out In tho sunlight or in
a room which Is well lighted.
Seventh Step Cultivate a cheerful
temper. Seek the society of Jolly
people. Absolutely refuse to worry,
and above all don't be afraid to laugh.
Go up this flight of stairs. Live
above. Sickness cannot crawl up
there. Disease prowls about In the
basement rarely does it get "up
Would Like to Get Thin.
WITl you please tell me how to get
thin? I weigh 139 pounds and am
only 16 years old. Please tell me
what to eat and what not to eat Is
bathing good? Are oranges and ban
What is good for freckles? N. Y.
If you had given me your measure
ments, including your height, I would
be able to tell you whether or not you
should weigh 139 pounds. However,
taking it for granted that you should
not, I will advice you to diet. Eat
little or no white bread, drink no
milk or cream, avoid all sweet and
and starchy foods. Bananas are fat
tening because they contain so much
starch, but oranges and lemons may
be eaten, for they have tendency to
reduce the weight
Physlclal exercise Is the best thing
to decrease the weight. It qulckenf
the respiration and increases the
quantity of oxygen taken into the
lungs. Oxygen consumes carbon,
which is thus prevented from being
converted Into fat
Applications of buttermilk are very
good for removing freckles.
To Develop Arms and Shoulders.
Will you kindly publish some'meth
od of fattening the arms and shout
ders. and also a way to get rid of
"gooseflesh" on tho arms?
Is there any way t make the eye
lashes grow long? CLAIRE.
To develop the arms and shoulders,
massage them every night with cocoa
butter, and exercise In ho morning
I cannot tell you what to do to get
rid of gooseflesh, for In each case the
cause of it may be slightly different
and therefore each case may need a
different treatment Sometimes it is
caused by the poor condition of the
blood, and then again by Improper
circulation. I advise you to consult
a physician and have him prescribe.
If you will apply vaseline toMhe
edge of the eyelids it will Increase
the growth of the eyelashes. Be sure
that the vaseline is pure, so that if
any should happen to touch the eye
Itself no harm will be done.
For Rough Hair.
When "thero Is a roughness In the
hair and it falls to grow It should be
brushed with a brush having stiff pig
bristles, which reach the scalp but
do not scratch it The brushing should
be done at night, first applying a few
drops- of sweet almond oil to the scalp
with the tips of the fingers, massaging
It well. This massaging Is not rub
bing, but a sort of pinching process,
where the thumbs and finger tips are
placed about three Inches apart and
then brought together at intervals all
over the head. Pass the brush with
long even strokes clear from the
roots to the end of the hair, and give
at least 60 light strokes, then pass
the palms over the hair from the
scalp down. When a shampoo Is
needed, add a teaspoonful of glycer
ine to the rinsing water and dry the
hair In the wind and sun when pos
sible, and never with the heat
For Irritated 8kln.
Many women are quite unfortunate
In the summer in that their skin be
comes irritated with the warm weath
er. There are several soothing appli
cations to reduce the inflammation.
One of these is bicarbonate of soda
made into a strong solution. A ta
blespoonful of soda to about half a
pint of water Is an excellent mixture,
and the applications should be used
cold. The wash should be allowed to
dry In the skin. Oxide of zinc oint
ment is both cooling and healing,
Warm water and castlle soap should
be used, with an old piece of soft mus
lin as a wash cloth. It Is often best
to dust the face with talcum powder.
If the skin is subject to chafing use- a
great deal of the powder. Cream of
tartar water la cooling and It is mix
ed the same way as the soda.
Distressed. Tho electrlo needle is
teh only way by which superfluous
hair can be permanently; remove.
There Is" no (laager attached to tills
Farmers' and Me-
OF HONESDALK. WAYNE COUNTY. PA.
at the close of business. Nov. 6th, 1809.
Reserve fund u$
uasn. specie ana notes, Vi.ua
Due from approved re
serve aeenifl B4 39 R12 IM
Nickels, cents and fractional
currency , .. 1,143 21
ChGfikfl ftnii othfirrnfth It.ema 1 RTO M
Hills discounted, not due , 74,1)90 23
Bills discounted, time loans with
collateral , 2031000
Loans on call with collateral 1(5 431 n
Loans on call upon one name 1.000 09
Loans upon call upon two or more
r names 23,196 00
Loans secured by bonds and mort-
eages..... M.iuo 00
Investment securities owned exclu
sive 01 reserve Donas, viz
Stocks, bonds, etc 144,290 41
Mortgages and udg- "
merits of reonrri 3fl ifln 99 Rrt nt tn
Office Building and Lot 18,809 GS
Furniture and fixtures 1,80141
S 293.443 33
Capital Stock paid In 78,000 00
uriuutf xuiiu D.UW VI
undivided Fronts, less expenses
ana taxes paid 4,530 IS
Meet to check. ,f65,KH 54
Cashier's Checks outstanding, 171 60-203,913 IS
State of Pennsylvania, County of Wayne, bb
I, C. A, Emery, Cashier of tho above named
company, do solemnly swear that tho above
statement Is true to tho best of my knowledge
c. A. em BUY, Cashier.
Subscribed AndRwnrntnhefnrn mo thl 11th
day of Nov. 1909.
, , KKSA . aDQETT, N, P.
M. E. Simons, )
F. W. Kreitneb, y Directors.
w. M. Fowleb. I
Designer and Man
Office and Works
1036 MAIN ST.
A. O. BLAKE,
You will make money
by having me.
bell phone 9-u Bethany, Pa.
Time Card In Effect Oct 31st, 1909.
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